• BATSMEN
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    0.1 what a start! Brilliant, brilliant delivery from Plunkett. Full, fast, inswinging, perfect yorker length, and Gilchrist has no answer whatsoever! Well, well ... England are on a roll! 0/1
    20.4 there's the breakthrough! And it's that man on the drive who does the trick. Lots of width from Mahmood, Hayden went for a big booming drive and it's a smart reflex take from Jamie Dalrymple at short cover! Not the best ball, but the best result as far as England are concerned 116/4
    1.2 GOTTIM! Well, well, what a start from England! Shorter and straighter, Hodge tried to leave alone but it was onto him too quickly and a big inside-edge deflected onto his middle stump! 4/2
    12.2 awful dismissal! that was wide, got wider and Clarke needed an extension to reach it and Nixon dived in front of slip to hold a good catch. England get lucky ... 45/3
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    111.42
    23.6 tidy stuff from Panesar. Shambolic stuff from ... ahem ... us. But ho hum, what can we do? Sorry about all this 130/4
    24.4 beautiful ball! Hits the seam, bounces sharply and cramps Hussey for room, and he chops it onto his stumps! That could well be game, set and match! 137/5
    30.1 Flintoff strikes with his first ball of the new spell! A hint of width tempted White into a rash swipe, and Nixon makes no mistake! England are right into the elongated tail 160/6
    33.6 beautiful ball! Tossed right up, much much slower, and Bracken played all round it as the ball crashed into middle and leg. Another one bites the dust, and with Glenn McGrath now at the crease, it's safe to say the game is up. Or is it? 180/7
    not out
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    23
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    65.21
    36.3 GONE! McGrath steps across his stumps, Plunkett raps him on the kneeroll, Harper raises his finger. Easy as pie, and England are almost home and hosed! 187/8
    38.5 Bell has sealed it with a run-out! Pushed on to the back foot, Tait was slow to start running, and Bell swooped from cover to ping down the stumps! 200/9
    Extras
    24 (lb 8, w 16)
    TOTAL
    200 all out (38.5 Overs, RR: 5.15)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (AC Gilchrist, 0.1 ov), 2-4 (BJ Hodge, 1.2 ov), 3-45 (MJ Clarke, 12.2 ov), 4-116 (ML Hayden, 20.4 ov), 4-130 (A Symonds, ), 5-137 (MEK Hussey, 24.4 ov), 6-160 (CL White, 30.1 ov), 7-180 (NW Bracken, 33.6 ov), 8-187 (GD McGrath, 36.3 ov), 9-200 (SW Tait, 38.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    LE Plunkett9.512432.44492060
    SI Mahmood7.003825.42285040
    A Flintoff8.004715.87307110
    MS Panesar10.006416.40254200
    RS Bopara4.001914.75141010

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