• BATSMEN
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    1.6 no sign of runs for Sehwag, though he has some wickets today. Superb take from Hilfenhaus on his follow through. Length ball outside off, Sehwag smacks it right back on the up and it is dying on Hilfenhaus as he bursts through his follow through. He swoops low to pluck it inches above the turf. India are rocked early, again. 7/1
    6.6 this is going to get very nasty. Tendulkar is run out, but Lee was in his way as he ran through. Back of a length outside off stump, Gambhir drops it to point and Tendulkar responds for a single. Lee ran across the pitch towards the ball, and then stopped to observe as Warner ran in from point and under-armed it. Lee needn't have been there, but he was. And he wasn't there intentionally to block Tendulkar, but he did. Tendulkar threw his arms up in frustration the moment the ball hit the stumps, but that's out by the laws of the game. He was not even in the frame. Every innings, we have a bone of contention! 35/2
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    16.6 the timbre of timber clattering. Gambhir has played on. McKay angles another one across Gambhir innocuously, who hasn't looked himself in that area today. He went for a loose drive this time, feet well away from the bat, and got an inside edge onto the stumps. 83/4
    15.6 Watson strikes in his first over. Full length ball, comes through much slower than it did when Lee was going whang. Kohli was lazy leaning across for the flick, he seemed to play it early and didn't keep it down. Straight to midwicket, and Watson is thrilled. Injury or not, his golden arm remains intact. 79/3
    19.2 Raina has edged his way to a lot of criticsm. India are floundering. Length ball angled across innocuously, Raina couldn't have helped Wade with easier catching practice if he wanted to. He leaned across, angled the blade and lazily wafted it into Wade's gloves, playing the shot far, far away from his body. 89/5
    32.5 Dhoni's gone, this time Mr. Cool's tactics haven't worked. He hasn't lasted long enough to make up for a slow start, and boy was the start slow.. Hilfenhaus slipped a quick length ball straight past Dhoni, who was trapped on the crease as he looked to work to leg. He misses the shot and it struck plumb in front. 126/7
    26.3 Watson has held one in the slips at long last. Jadeja's turn to give cordon catching practice. Short ball angling across the left hander, who stays rooted on the crease and tries to steer it with hard hands through backward point. It takes the edge and flies into Watto's grasp at a good catching height. 104/6
    37.6 leading edge! Makes a belated entry to this game. Ashwin tries to tickle a ball sliding well down the leg side and gets a leading edge that loops up and drops into mid-on's hands. 156/8
    38.3 Irfan is gone, India are going down and Australia are likely to get a bonus point too. Lee sends down a full toss, Irfan tries to heave over the leg side and gets a top edge that takes off. When it comes down, there's a Hussey under it. Not much chance of anyone from that family dropping catches. 163/9
    39.3 all over at the SCG. Short ball outside off, PK has a big swipe at it and inside-edges onto the stumps. Australia have had lots of upheaval and three different captains during the tournament, but they are into the final. 165/10
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    Extras
    23 (b 4, lb 8, nb 3, w 8)
    TOTAL
    165 all out (39.3 Overs, RR: 4.17)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    B Lee8.002613.25320121
    BW Hilfenhaus8.015026.25347151
    CJ McKay6.002714.50203001
    DJ Hussey2.00703.5050000
    DT Christian3.00812.66120010
    SR Watson5.02921.80251000
    XJ Doherty7.302623.46262000
    Fall of wickets:1-7 (V Sehwag, 1.6 ov), 2-35 (SR Tendulkar, 6.6 ov), 3-79 (V Kohli, 15.6 ov), 4-83 (G Gambhir, 16.6 ov), 5-89 (SK Raina, 19.2 ov), 6-104 (RA Jadeja, 26.3 ov), 7-126 (MS Dhoni, 32.5 ov), 8-156 (R Ashwin, 37.6 ov), 9-163 (IK Pathan, 38.3 ov), 10-165 (P Kumar, 39.3 ov)

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