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    13.3 Axar invites Faf to hit him again and he gets him this time! Lovely comeback. As beautiful as it is to see a batsman use his feet to hit straight, few things match up to a loopy delivery just managing to beat a batsman in flight. That's what's happened here. Faf is down the pitch and it looks like he can do a repeat of the last ball. But he is inches short of getting to the pitch of this. Ends up getting it off the thick outside edge and Dhawan hangs on at long-off 87/2
    3.2 What have you done, Watto? He's hit the half-tracker straight down the throat of deep midwicket! Surely Suchith went 'oh, damn' as soon as he dropped short, but a few second later, he was looking up to the skies to thank his stars 4/1
    14.5 taken at point! Suchith, much like Axar, keeps inviting the batsman to step out. Beats him in flight yet again and this time the catch is taken - and just about. Dhawan is pedaling sideways, then back, then front-on and then backwards again before he swivels and hangs on in front of his chest and holds on as he tumbles. Raina was looking to slug across the line and got a top edge 102/3
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    22
    39
    4
    3
    200.00
    25
    10
    22
    2
    2
    250.00
    18.3 Morris dupes Jadeja and Morris completes the job! And then he chucks the ball into the ground in frustration. Hasn't been a great season so far and you can see it in his reaction. A top ball though. Offcutter, dipping on Jadeja who would have been thrown out of the nets 10 years ago for attempting this filthy heave into the leg side. It was on though, and it was coming off for him today. Just not this time. Cuts away from a length on off stump, he loses his shape, gets a top edge. Morris runs to his left and holds on at midwicket with a slide to keep his balance 145/4
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    5
    2
    10
    1
    0
    250.00
    Extras
    7 (lb 1, nb 1, w 5)
    TOTAL
    179/4 (20 Overs, RR: 8.95)
    Fall of wickets: 1-4 (SR Watson, 3.2 ov), 2-87 (F du Plessis, 13.3 ov), 3-102 (SK Raina, 14.5 ov), 4-145 (RA Jadeja, 18.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    TA Boult403709.25112310
    J Suchith402827.00113100
    CH Morris4047111.7598111
    AR Patel3031110.3363200
    A Mishra301605.3361000
    SE Rutherford201909.5010120
  • BATSMEN
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    0.5 picks out who else but Raina at cover point! This was short, this was wide, he had all the room to thrash this, which he did, but hit it straight to the fielder. Can't believe what he's just done 4/1
    5.3 got him! Bhajji roars, fist pumps because this is a huge moment. Dhawan premeditates and goes for a full-blooded sweep, this drifts in and skids through to beat him comprehensively. Dhawan was through with the shot even before the ball arrived, clean bowled. 52/2
    11.6 another stumping appeal. Length ball past the outside edge again as Iyer looks to defend this time. Lightning stumping as expected...and the toe is up again! Oh you're kidding me! Ridiculous, ridiculous...just filthy from Dhoni. He's playing on a different plane tonight. That toe wasn't up for a second even on slow-mo. Surreal skill to get the bails off that quickly. 85/8
    6.2 Open the gates at Wallajah Road, Tahir's coming! Because Pant has picked out Bravo at long-off. Was tossed p again, Pant couldn't hold back. Just looked to belt it but ended up hitting it flat and hard. Good catch 63/3
    7.4 the umpire raised his finger super quickly there and Ingram has reviewed! I think he may have to go here. Ingram completely beaten by the fizz of this Jadeja delivery, plays outside the line, big gap between bat and pad as well. It hit him on the flap of the pad but he was on the backfoot, so the ball didn't have much distance to travel. Hawkeye shows this would've clipped top of leg. So the decision stays and Ingram will have to walk back. 66/4
    10.2 pouched at first slip! Someone pull the chain because the Tahir express is reeling away yet again. Lovely tossed up googly wide outside off. Axar's instincts act up, much the way Pant's did earlier. He doesn't get anywhere near as good connection though. Watson arches backwards and brings in the reflexes to take this high 81/5
    10.6 another googly, another edge! Oh boy. The lure of the dipping ball. How many batsmen have we seen fall to it tonight? Hard hands from Rutherford - hard hands that are far away from the body as he looks to drive. Not near the pitch and a thick edge floats up to backward point 83/6
    11.4 past the edge. Past the edge before he knew what had come. Ripping break away as he looks to defend with less than half a stride. And his back leg is up! Dhoni has stumped and gone back to his pose...but he might have his man...he does! A stumping so quick I don't think even Dhoni was aware what just happened! The Capitals are crumbling. 84/7
    15.2 length outside off, driven on the up to point. A mix-up and a direct hit. Suchith was stumbling into the other end...and he's short! Batsmen stranded in the middle of the pitch. Watson picks up, takes his time, hits the stumps at the non-striker's end on the bounce and that is the end of Suchith 92/9
    16.2 is that an edge? Yes! Mishra leans in and pokes feebly at a ferocious legbreak outside off. Thin edge. Dhoni hangs on. Of course. And a massive win is sealed 99/10
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    1
    5
    0
    0
    100.00
    Extras
    0
    TOTAL
    99 all out (16.2 Overs, RR: 6.06)
    Fall of wickets: 1-4 (PP Shaw, 0.5 ov), 2-52 (S Dhawan, 5.3 ov), 3-63 (RR Pant, 6.2 ov), 4-66 (CA Ingram, 7.4 ov), 5-81 (AR Patel, 10.2 ov), 6-83 (SE Rutherford, 10.6 ov), 7-84 (CH Morris, 11.4 ov), 8-85 (SS Iyer, 11.6 ov), 9-92 (J Suchith, 15.2 ov), 10-99 (A Mishra, 16.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    DL Chahar3032110.6664100
    Harbhajan Singh402817.00102100
    Imran Tahir3.201243.60121000
    RA Jadeja30933.0090000
    DJ Bravo301806.0062000

Match Notes

Capitals 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st4S DhawanPP Shaw
2nd48S DhawanSS Iyer
3rd11SS IyerRR Pant
4th3CA IngramSS Iyer
5th15AR PatelSS Iyer
6th2SS IyerSE Rutherford
7th1CH MorrisSS Iyer
8th1J SuchithSS Iyer
9th7A MishraJ Suchith
10th7A MishraTA Boult