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    12.3 stumped by a lovely leg break. He ran down the track, the ball dipped in front of him on the middle stump line and turned past the outside edge. Chawla was guilty in his earlier days of bowling too many googlies and not concentrating enough on the conventional one but he is making amends these days. A session with Warne recently has helped. 49/2
    1.3 Dead plumb. It curves in to the middle stump line and the batsman can't get his bat around the front pad in time. 4/1
    17.3 soft dismissal. He couldn't keep a straight drive down. The ball dipped on him and he didn't quite lean forward into the shot. 54/4
    16.2 stumped by a googly this time. He charged down the track, had a big heave, missed but Dhoni didn't 54/3
    22.1 another stumping. This time by a big spinning leg break. It drifted in towards leg stump before turning sharply past the lunging batsman. Dhoni does the final rites. 67/5
    29.3 Irfan is run out. Yusuf floated it outside off stump, Irfan turned to right of square leg where RP rushed to and fired a throw to Yusuf who collected the ball awkwardly in front of the stumps but managed to break the stumps 91/6
    33.4 another run out. Pushed to backward point and only Lamsam ran and he had to run back. Too late. 109/8
    30.4 Wicket no 7. He top edges a slog sweep to mid-on. Another wicket for Chawla who has bowled quite a few legbreaks in this game and has got them to turn. The right arm used to go too high and in an angle, almost touching the right ear and he used to bowl lots of googlies but was unable to get the leg break to turn much. Now he has corrected his right-arm position, at times he even gets them rounder to impart more turn. 99/7
    not out
    36.4 does it on his own with a yorker. Really full on the middle stump and he played all around it 118/9
    36.5 Caught by Dhoni. It held its line after landing around the off stump line, he got a thin nick to defensive poke. Game over. 118/10
    9 (lb 2, w 7)
    118 all out (36.5 Overs, RR: 3.20)
    Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Skhawat Ali, 1.3 ov), 2-49 (Tabarak Dar, 12.3 ov), 3-54 (KH Butt, 16.2 ov), 4-54 (JJ Atkinson, 17.3 ov), 5-67 (CK Kruger, 22.1 ov), 6-91 (Irfan Ahmed, 29.3 ov), 7-99 (Munir Dar, 30.4 ov), 8-109 (JPR Lamsam, 33.4 ov), 9-118 (Afzaal Haider, 36.4 ov), 10-118 (Nadeem Ahmed, 36.5 ov)
    P Kumar5.002104.20201050
    RP Singh4.001914.75153000
    MS Gony5.011102.20241010
    PP Chawla10.022342.30504000
    YK Pathan10.003713.70467010
    V Sehwag2.50521.76151000

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