• BATSMEN
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    0.3 full, straight, thank you PK, plays all over it, and Gony gets the leg stump. Smart bowling, two bouncers, followed by a full, slower delivery. 0 for 1 after three balls, and the opening experiment has failed for Bangalore 0/1
    7.5 Murali you beauty! Flight, draws Uthappa out, dips, keeping it short of where Uthappa expected, and then turns it away, and beats the bat, and Dhoni completes a sharp stumping, Bangalore reeling 50/5
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    126.31
    5.2 Kallis improvises too much for his own good, he walks across a long way, is beaten by a straight and full delivery, pitched outside off, will be touch and go whether it hit him in line. Yepp it hit him in line, and would have taken middle and leg 40/2
    6.5 and a frustrated Taylor plays a horrendous shot, the ball goes straight up, ending just to the right of the non-strikers' end, and Flintoff is ready there with his buckets. Superb pressure bowling, and he gets instant results 47/3
    7.3 and he gets KP first ball for a golden duck, and KP is showing Simon Taufel the bat, this one pitched on off, and straightened up, hitting KP in line, with the bat very close to the ball. Pietersen is not a happy man 49/4
    15.2 it's all over tonight for Bangalore. It was another leg-side half-volley, Dravid looks for a six over square leg, but picks Flintoff perfectly 87/10
    10.5 and Jogi hits back, a touch slower, Kohli looks to loft iot, no foot movement, and it goes miles in the air, towards extra cover, Badri and Raina converge, the calling seems clear as only Badri goes for it and holds on 66/6
    11.1 No. 3 for Murali, flighted, on pads, and Bishnoi, making his debut, gets stuck into it. Little problem, no real elevation, and the long-on is wide, so that it falls straight into his lap 66/7
    12.4 fulltoss, and what does Vinay kumar do? lobs it to Hayden at midwicket, and an easy catch despite the highly distractionous [not a word, but what the heck] orange cap. Bangalore sink in further 74/8
    13.3 And Steyn denies Murali a five-for, plays it straight to short midwicket, who is Raina, the best fielder in the side, and sets off, only to be sent back, and rightfully so, but Raina has already had his man by then. And it didn't even require a direct-hit 78/9
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    Extras
    5 (lb 1, w 4)
    TOTAL
    87 all out (15.2 Overs, RR: 5.67)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (P Kumar, 0.3 ov), 2-40 (JH Kallis, 5.2 ov), 3-47 (LRPL Taylor, 6.5 ov), 4-49 (KP Pietersen, 7.3 ov), 5-50 (RV Uthappa, 7.5 ov), 6-66 (V Kohli, 10.5 ov), 7-66 (R Bishnoi, 11.1 ov), 8-74 (R Vinay Kumar, 12.4 ov), 9-78 (DW Steyn, 13.3 ov), 10-87 (R Dravid, 15.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    MS Gony3.002418.0084020
    L Balaji2.201827.7163000
    JA Morkel2.001216.0071010
    A Flintoff3.001113.66101000
    M Muralitharan4.011132.75160000
    Joginder Sharma1.0010110.0020110

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