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    1.4 that's a return gift if ever there was one. A gentle length ball into the pads with four for the taking, but he has flicked it straight down the lap of Beer at short fine leg 10/1
    15.4 Rimmington seems to have made up now. And it takes a terrific catch from new-ball partner Mennie to do it for Rimmington. Nothing special about the delivery. On a length, outside off, Sehwag slashes it powerfully and flat, but he finds sweeper-cover, Mennie, who holds on 96/6
    3.6 Mennie has bowled an over full of discipline, and is rewarded with the last ball. Short of a length, just outside off, Chand wants to punch it, but all he manages is an edge through to the keeper 22/2
    7.4 oh KP. Left-arm slow it is again. I wonder why regular bowlers don't start bowling slow left-arm to him. He has been looking good so far, but for some reason tries all kinds of shots against the left-armer. Perhaps he goes out of the way to try to dominate them so he can tell the world SLA doesn't bother him. Down the wicket, nowhere near the pitch of the ball, and manages just a thick edge to short third man 45/3
    9.5 Beer orders a repeat. This time it is Taylor, and it's a good delivery, the arm ball. Pitches short of a length, just outside off, Taylor plays for the turn, but it goes straight on to beat the inside edge. Hits him high on the pad. Asad Rauf takes his time before raising the finger 60/4
    15.1 and he has half made up for it. Starts the spell with a slower ball, and Pathan has softly lobbed it to straight midwicket. Rimmington is not celebrating too much. Rather he is apologising to his mates for the drop off the previous ball 94/5
    17.4 oh you can't not give this one. Justice delivered for Scorchers. CN is bowling a dream over. Digs this in short of a length, gets it to bounce big, too good for Ojha, who gets a thick edge through to the keeper. Well well well, the batsman is not walking off. That's because they are checking replays to make sure it's not a no-ball. Umpires think he is fine, the Delhi dugout think his back foot has cut the side crease. They are still remonstrating, and the fourth umpire is explaining the decision to them. We haven't seen the replays yet. Advertisers need to be kept happy, you know. Finally, a replay some five minutes later. And I can tell you, it was a no-ball, and should have been followed by a free hit. His back foot touched the side line. Marais Erasmus is the third umpire 104/7
    not out
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    19
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    100.00
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    10
    7
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    0
    157.14
    Extras
    12 (b 1, lb 2, w 9)
    TOTAL
    123/7 (19.3 Overs, RR: 6.30)
    Did not bat: M Morkel, UT Yadav
    Fall of wickets: 1-10 (DPMD Jayawardene, 1.4 ov), 2-22 (UBT Chand, 3.6 ov), 3-45 (KP Pietersen, 7.4 ov), 4-60 (LRPL Taylor, 9.5 ov), 5-94 (IK Pathan, 15.1 ov), 6-96 (V Sehwag, 15.4 ov), 7-104 (NV Ojha, 17.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    NJ Rimmington3.302928.2883020
    JM Mennie4.002125.25143000
    NM Coulter-Nile4.002516.25101130
    GB Hogg4.002706.7592020
    MA Beer4.001824.5070000

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