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    8.6 Done in by the slower one. And also done by his own favourite square drive. It was full and outside off stump, Kamran couldn't resist the temptation and reached out for his square drive. But he ended up slicing it straight to point. 44/1
    15.3 What was Hafeez thinking? Again, yet again, a lovely 30 -40 and he has combusted. He went for a paddle sweep, yeah a paddle sweep, to a full delivery outside off stump and edged it to Dhoni. Oh dear. Pressure? or over confidence? 70/2
    23.5 whoops! Shafiq's gone. Too straight and a touch too full to cut, Shafiq went back and tried to, he missed and the ball skidded straight past him and hit middle stump, the Indians get into a huddle. He was cramped for room and short of time to play that shot 103/3
    25.4 caught at cover! A slow ball on a good length outside off, inviting Younis forward and into the drive. He takes the bait and spoons the ball towards Raina who leaps and takes the catch at head height. India are back in this ... 106/4
    49.5 there's the game! Misbah swings, the ball goes miles up in the air and lands safely in Kohli's hands at long-on 231/10
    33.1 bowled 'im! Bhajji strikes straight away, it wasn't the doosra - more of an arm ball - but Umar played it horribly, neither forward nor back and swishing hopefully through the line of the ball. It nipped past the bat and clattered into the off stump 142/5
    36.2 gone! Bowled! Munaf sends down a slower ball, another legcutter, and Razzaq plays down completely the wrong line to lose his off stump. India surge ahead with that wicket, they've got control now. 150/6
    41.5 gone! Harbhajan sends down a high full toss, Afridi attempts to smash it baseball-style down the ground but the ball takes the top edge and swirls up for cover to take an easy catch. The captain departs, he had to go for his shots but couldn't execute that one too well. This is India's game now 184/7
    44.5 there's another one! Full and straight, Riaz swings mightily across the line but all he can do is send the ball straight up in the air, an easy catch for Tendulkar at cover. India are just two wickets away from a World Cup final. Pakistan are still alive, but only just. The pressure really told on Riaz there, all those dot balls made him feel as though he absolutely had to hit the boundary 199/8
    46.1 gone! Full, swinging, and Gul is struck flush on the foot as he swipes across the line. He asks for a review but to no avail, that's stone dead. Gul's unhappy day comes to an end. India are just one wicket away from a dream final 208/9
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    TOTAL
    231 all out (49.5 Overs, RR: 4.63)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Z Khan9.505825.89316020
    A Nehra10.003323.30393010
    MM Patel10.014024.00435110
    Harbhajan Singh10.004324.30283000
    Yuvraj Singh10.015725.70273200
    Fall of wickets:1-44 (Kamran Akmal, 8.6 ov), 2-70 (Mohammad Hafeez, 15.3 ov), 3-103 (Asad Shafiq, 23.5 ov), 4-106 (Younis Khan, 25.4 ov), 5-142 (Umar Akmal, 33.1 ov), 6-150 (Abdul Razzaq, 36.2 ov), 7-184 (Shahid Afridi, 41.5 ov), 8-199 (Wahab Riaz, 44.5 ov), 9-208 (Umar Gul, 46.1 ov), 10-231 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 49.5 ov)

Match Details

Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh

14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00, Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15
  • Punjab Cricket Association, PCA Cricket Stadium, Sector - 63, SAS Nagar, Mohali - 160059 (Phone: 0172 - 2232300/1/2)

Toss

India , elected to bat first

Series result

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