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    3.3 there's a good change-up delivery! Kallis put in the effort and produces a short one that surprises Vijay, a tad late into his attempted pull, and he gives a catch to Uthappa down at fine leg, who gets across and times his collection to perfection 32/1
    13.2 innings comes to an end with a superb catch on the ropes! Kumble floats it up, Hayden swings hard, the ball is up in the for some time during which Vinay Kumar runs across on the deep midwicket boundary trying to size it up, then he runs and takes it, losing balance, he trips ... whoops, one step, two .. but all is well in the end as he makes sure he's just inside the ropes ... amazing reflexes and recovery 101/4
    5.4 done in by a South African tag team! Kallis digs it in short outside leg stump, into Raina's body, and he just hops up and turns it off his ribs toward midwicket, where van der Merwe dives forward to take a good catch 48/2
    12.1 well held, Roelof! Thats one for the reflex album, he dove to his right side, the wrong side, and intercepted a hard drive in the air from Dhoni, who used his feet to a tossed up delivery and chipped it back 93/3
    18.2 edged and taken! Vinay persists with that attempted yorker outside off stump, lands it right in the blockhole and Oram, backing away, swishes a thin nick through to Boucher 118/7
    16.1 the wheels on Chennai's bus go ... off, off, off ... and thats 22 balls since the last boundary, as Badri comes down and tries to go for half a dozen but fails to find the desired elevation, Uthappa at long-on settles under it and takes with ease 107/5
    17.4 another one goes down, and this too a full toss! Albie just doesn't look the player he's made out to be, slicing a wide full toss to Kumble at extra cover, who takes it easily 118/6
    not out
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    18.3 a first-baller for Balaji, making a total mess of his attempt to pull a short-pitched ball dug in outside off stump, gets a top edge that Kumble gobbles up at midwicket 118/8
    19.3 full ball now sliding down leg stump, Murali swings and sets off as the ball rolls into the covers, he's just short of his crease as PK collects, turns, and under-arms the ball onto the nonstriker's stumps ... basically Murali didn't ground his bat 128/9
    19.4 gets to the pitch and drives it down to long-on, the sweeper collects easily and has plenty of time to lob the throw back to PK, who collects and breaks the stumps to get Tyagi 129/10
    Extras
    4 (lb 3, w 1)
    TOTAL
    129 all out (19.4 Overs, RR: 6.55)
    Fall of wickets: 1-32 (M Vijay, 3.3 ov), 2-48 (SK Raina, 5.4 ov), 3-93 (MS Dhoni, 12.1 ov), 4-101 (ML Hayden, 13.2 ov), 5-107 (S Badrinath, 16.1 ov), 6-118 (JA Morkel, 17.4 ov), 7-118 (JDP Oram, 18.2 ov), 8-118 (L Balaji, 18.3 ov), 9-128 (M Muralitharan, 19.3 ov), 10-129 (S Tyagi, 19.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    A Kumble401223.00140000
    R Vinay Kumar3030210.0055010
    P Kumar3.403519.5475100
    JH Kallis411824.50132000
    RE van der Merwe402917.2580200
    B Akhil10202.0040000
  • BATSMEN
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    4.4 he's got him lbw! Pitches fullish, comes back in and gets him in front of middle and leg as he's late on the shot, seemed unsure of whether to go forward or back 30/3
    0.2 big wicket in the first over! Albie pitches fullish marginally outside off stump, Kallis presses forward gently, not a big stride at all and he gets hit on the front roll, after a long thought umpire Harper raises the finger of fate 2/1
    1.4 straight to backward point! Not a shot Dravid will be too proud of, just failing to keep a short ball down, he aimed to slap it away but just steered it to Badrinath, who cupped it in front of his face with few hassles 12/2
    19.1 Taylor what have you done? Takes a step forward and across, Oram holds back the length and Taylor top edges the ball up in the air, Dhoni doesn't for a second lose sight of it as he runs back towards the boundary and takes it easily ... Kiwi to Kiwi, Oram has won that battle when it mattered most 125/8
    14.2 great catch by Oram! Kohli pulls a short ball from outside off stump, looks a cracking shot over midwicket until Oram sprints forward from the ropes and dives forward to grasp a tumbling catch an inch or two off the grass, awesome effort and do we have another twist? 86/4
    15.1 and he's struck first ball, tossing the doosra up outside off stump, it takes the outside edge as Boucher loses balance on the drive, Hayden gobbles it up to his left at slip 91/5
    16.5 now thats not the smartest piece of cricket I've ever seen! Attempted yorker on the stumps, Roelof drives hard straight to cover-point and sets off, the fielder returns an over throw and they get one, then a piece of madness from Roelof ends his manic innings ... he was slow on the return and pranced back over the line with his bat not outstretched as Dhoni received a good lob from Murali and disturbed the stumps, not sure what he was doing there because he was well home but hit bat was dragging by his feet ... after numerous replays the decision is OUT and while Chennai explode Roelof slinks off back to the Bengaluru dug out 104/6
    17.3 smart catch from Tyagi! Oram gets Akhil with a short ball, he slogs at top edges and Tyagi, running in from third man, dives superbly and clutches the steepler as it dies in front of him ... its moments like these, and Oram's earlier catch, will really matter in such situations 107/7
    not out
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    Extras
    8 (b 4, lb 1, w 3)
    TOTAL
    132/8 (19.4 Overs, RR: 6.71)
    Did not bat: A Kumble (c)
    Fall of wickets: 1-2 (JH Kallis, 0.2 ov), 2-12 (R Dravid, 1.4 ov), 3-30 (RV Uthappa, 4.4 ov), 4-86 (V Kohli, 14.2 ov), 5-91 (MV Boucher, 15.1 ov), 6-104 (RE van der Merwe, 16.5 ov), 7-107 (B Akhil, 17.3 ov), 8-125 (LRPL Taylor, 19.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    JA Morkel401323.25161010
    S Tyagi2021110.5054010
    L Balaji403218.0071210
    SB Jakati402506.2581100
    M Muralitharan402416.00143100
    JDP Oram1.401227.2031000

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