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    4.5 beats short fine leg this time, but to his left, so deep square can come around and prevent the boundary. And what has Simmons done here? He is not even trying to put/slide his bat in. The bat is three feet in the air as he tries to complete the second. The body is past the line in the air, but his foot is on the line. The bails are taken off, the umpire is alert and wants to check with the third umpire. Simmons is gone. Lazy lazy cricket 41/2
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    2.6 Timber. Malinga squeezes one under the bat again. Aimed at the base of off. Barath's bat is late to come down. Too good from Malinga 21/1
    9.2 Harbhajan roars, T&T sink further. Another reckless shot. Bravo's back lift goes real high, Harbhajan fires a yorker on middle and leg. The stumps are shattered. Bravo was going for a six here 64/5
    6.6 Mumbai keep striking. This time it is all down to Sathish, arguably the best fielder in Indian domestic cricket. Not the smartest of shots as he hits in the air even though there is a long-off in place. He mis-hits, Sathish comes charging in, dives in front, and completes the catch 57/3
    7.1 Denesh Ramdin to walk back. Harbhajan Singh can't believe this, but he has done really well here. Tosses this outside off, Ramdin tries the big sweep, but ends up hitting it back at Harbhajan's face, who gets his hands out and catches it with fingers pointing skywards. Harbhajan's reaction suggests he didn't see this one coming 57/4
    15.4 Then there were nine. This is full and wide, Mohamed gives it a big drive, gets a solid edge, gobbled up by Rayudu 95/9
    11.3 The Harbhajan silder does it for him again. Sherwin Ganga stays back, punches, playing for the turn. The ball skids on, and carries on with the arm. Hit smack in front of the stumps 78/6
    12.4 Another one bites the dust. Cooper moves across, misses a full toss on leg stump. Plumb lbw. Don't think he picked the trajectory at all 83/7
    12.5 low full toss again. Hang on, T&T are crumbling here. This is hit straight to midwicket, Rampaul wants the single, is sent back and is left stranded midway down the track. Blizzard does it smartly from there. He waits for Rayudu to run up to the stumps, throws it on the bounce, over the stumps. Easy does it 83/8
    16.2 we won't have 99 for 9 off 99 balls. Because they are bowled out for 98. This is short and wide, the upper-cut is on, but he has hit it straight towards third man where Chahal takes a nice catch diving forward 98/10
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    TOTAL
    98 all out (16.2 Overs, RR: 6.00)
    Fall of wickets: 1-21 (AB Barath, 2.6 ov), 2-41 (LMP Simmons, 4.5 ov), 3-57 (D Ganga, 6.6 ov), 4-57 (D Ramdin, 7.1 ov), 5-64 (DM Bravo, 9.2 ov), 6-78 (S Ganga, 11.3 ov), 7-83 (KK Cooper, 12.4 ov), 8-83 (R Rampaul, 12.5 ov), 9-95 (JN Mohammed, 15.4 ov), 10-98 (SP Narine, 16.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    SL Malinga402225.50133010
    AN Ahmed2.201717.2881110
    YS Chahal1013013.0011100
    Harbhajan Singh402235.50140200
    JEC Franklin301515.0070040
    KA Pollard20914.5071010
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    3.3 Trinidad are not going away that easily. Suman sees a length ball, wants to deposit it over wide long-on, gets a leading edge. Sherwin Ganga turns around, runs back, takes this over his shoulder. A possibly tough catch made to look easy 13/2
    2.3 the slider... teams really ought to watch Badree's clips. He doesn't turn the ball. Blizzard goes for the big slog sweep, plays for the turn, gets a thick edge, taken easily at short third man 11/1
    19.5 And Rayudu has run himself out. This is full on the pads, driven to long-on, wants the second and the strike, Simmons sees Rayudu was slow to start off with, and he rockets this throw to the keeper. Run out by a fair distance. Has Simmons made up for his own stupid run-out earlier in the game? 97/9
    3.6 Are we onto something? Franklin's feet are cemented as he pokes at another wide delivery. Gets a thick edge and Badree at first slip completes a sharp overhead catch 14/3
    5.1 Rampaul is on absolute fire here. Sneaks in a yorker on off, Symonds plays it on. Rampaul goes on a celebratory run. Bring on Pollard I say 16/4
    8.3 Narine has got the big fish. A freak dismissal. The quick offbreak, Pollard looks to pull, seems to me he has got a bottom edge into the pad, and then onto the stumps. T&T are ecstatic not just because it is the big wicket of Pollard but also because he is a Trinidadian who has outgrown them 33/5
    15.4 hit straight to midwicket. T&T are still in this one. This is a flighted offbreak on the pads, dips too, and he plays slightly in front of his body. Thus uppishly. Sitter for midwicket. The 12th man had rushed in for a message before this ball. Wonder what the message was 65/6
    17.1 starts with a yoker, and Harbhajan is slow to turn for the second. This is gone softly towards deep midwicket, and there is no man inside the circle on the leg side. Harbhajan slow to come for the second, the one-handed pick-up and throw is superb, flat, by the stumps, and even the dive can't save the Mumbai Indians captain 75/7
    19.4 Another twist. Rayudu tries the big shot again. Hits it back to Ganga, Malinga is backing up, and Ganga runs him out. What a game, all three results likely 96/8
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    TOTAL
    99/9 (20 Overs, RR: 4.95)
    Fall of wickets: 1-11 (AC Blizzard, 2.3 ov), 2-13 (TL Suman, 3.3 ov), 3-14 (JEC Franklin, 3.6 ov), 4-16 (A Symonds, 5.1 ov), 5-33 (KA Pollard, 8.3 ov), 6-65 (R Sathish, 15.4 ov), 7-75 (Harbhajan Singh, 17.1 ov), 8-96 (SL Malinga, 19.4 ov), 9-97 (AT Rayudu, 19.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    S Badree401413.50141000
    R Rampaul401734.25132000
    KK Cooper402706.7573001
    SP Narine401022.50150000
    S Ganga403107.75101210

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