Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    5.4 caught and bowled, but this ball seems to have kissed the moon before coming down. Tries the short-arm pull, but the ball is too full for that shot. The top edge is vertical and hangs up over the pitch. Morris is under it to complete a sitter, and then taps his wrist band. Some signal to someone in the dugout? I am being told this gesture is called "red thunder" 36/2
    0.3 Sehwag takes a suicidal run to come to strike and does this. No sighters. Goes bang after the first ball, and gets too under this length ball to send this into the orbit. Petersen completes the catch at mid-on 1/1
    16.1 Morris has made amends for the Pietersen drop. Bouncer from Morris, Pietersen is hurried into the pull, and Thami goes after the top edge towards short fine leg. The ball swirls away, but he waves off the fielder and dives for it. And he gets up and kisses his red wrist band. Their support staff is so thrilled they are on the field. Red thunder all over 92/8
    11.2 short of a length, angling in, Chand holes out. He has been tied down for long. Now he tries to go over long-on, but it hits the higher half of the bat, and long-on accepts this gleefully 62/3
    12.4 Pathan the pinch-hitter fails. Short ball, he tries to pull, but all he manages is a thick top edge to send this skier down deep square leg's throat. Taylor will have to come out now 72/4
    13.6 taken, what a catch. Blinder from the big fast bowler. This game is going down to Agarkar again. Short of a length, no room, stops a touch at him, Taylor is early into the push, towards the right of Nanes, but he sticks a hand out and plucks it, and charges off celebrating, making his team-mates chase him 76/5
    14.6 Symes has come back strongly. Low full toss again, and Ojha goes for a straight hit, but it comes off the bottom part of the bat, straight to Symes. Softly too. They have taken a wicket this over, but how much will missing the big one cost them? 85/6
    15.4 whoa. Huge huge never-ending unrelenting shout from Phangiso, and Dharmasena raises his finger. This is a short ball, Negi tries to pull, and misses. Everybody else has got down to work. The keeper tries to field the ball, but Phangiso doesn't relent with his shout. Finally the finger goes up. Hit him on thigh pad, clearly going over 91/7
    18.1 Petersen takes another blinder. He is not happy because this was a sitter for Tanvir at extra cover, but it was Petersen who had to run in from mid-off and dive forward and take this catch 104/9
    not out
    not out
    7 (lb 4, w 3)
    117/9 (20 Overs, RR: 5.85)
    Fall of wickets: 1-1 (V Sehwag, 0.3 ov), 2-36 (DA Warner, 5.4 ov), 3-62 (UBT Chand, 11.2 ov), 4-72 (IK Pathan, 12.4 ov), 5-76 (LRPL Taylor, 13.6 ov), 6-85 (NV Ojha, 14.6 ov), 7-91 (P Negi, 15.4 ov), 8-92 (KP Pietersen, 16.1 ov), 9-104 (AB Agarkar, 18.1 ov)
    Sohail Tanvir4.002215.50111100
    DP Nannes4.003428.50106000
    CH Morris4.00721.75170000
    AM Phangiso4.001824.50111020
    J Symes3.002217.3350110
    D Pretorius1.0010110.0010100

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