• BATSMEN
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    0.2 What a jaffa! Asif has cleaned him up. The perfect nip-backer. It landed on a length, just outside the off stump and de Villiers chose to leave it. To his dismay, the ball darted back in and crashed into the off stump. Asif has exacted his retribution for the previous boundary. de Villiers showed poor judgement there, playing for the outswinger 4/1
    5.6 After the bouncer comes the fullish one outside the off stump. Bosman, still hanging on the back foot after that short-pitched stuff, has a loose drive and is snaffled up in the first slip. It was the bouncer which led to this dismissal. 18/3
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    3.1 It's Dippenaar's time to hear the death-knell. It landed on a length, on the middle and off line and moved towards off stump. Dippenaar pushed at it, anticipating more movement away than what occured, the bat went outside the line and the off stump was pegged back. Loose defensive prod. 15/2
    8.5 hitwicket! Bizaare. Tikolo goes back to a short of length delivery and pushes it out to the off side. But alas, he drags his front leg, yes front and not back, on to the leg stump. That's strange. Usually, one goes back and ends up sliding the back leg fatally but this time he stopped himself and then the front leg went back. Gone. 26/4
    10.1 Africans are tottering under the lights. It was full in length, outside the off stump, Kemp is late in getting forward, has a poke at it and the ball kept low and it gets the inside edge and goes on to the stumps. Nice move by Jayawardene to continue with Asif 31/5
    18.1 gone! bowled from round the stumps and this one just skids on, Boucher playing for turn gets nowhere near the line and the ball crashes into the leg stump. Six down - just four more to go 77/6
    47.5 Pollock is out, going for the jugular. Asian XI have won. It was slightly short in length, on the off stump line and Pollock shaped to pull it over midwicket. But it was a slower one from Mortaza and he was early into the stroke and sent it straight to Yousuf at midwicket. It was a sensational innings from Pollock but he couldn't quite finish it off. 283/10
    20.1 Gotcha! Done in by the extra bounce. Spins in from outside off stump and kicks up. Albie shapes to cut but is surprised by the extra bounce and gets a top-edge and it thuds into Dhoni's arm and then runs on to the shoulder and pops up and Dhoni grabs it on the second attempt. 87/7
    30.6 Chigumbura holes out to long on. Floated in, almost at the blockhole, and Chigumbura takes out the front leg off the line and scoops it high in the air. It has to be said that it was a quite a well-timed scoop! It went all the way to long on where Yousuf was waiting for it. 154/8
    43.2 Odoyo falls. It was almost a six. Full and on the off stump and he swings it high towards deep midwicket region. Tharanga had one look at the rope, made sure he planted his foot just inside and waited for the ball to arrive. She sailed right into his palms. A thrilling cameo comes to an end. Only one wicket left. 61 from 40 balls. 257/9
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    Extras
    10 (b 1, lb 5, nb 2, w 2)
    TOTAL
    283 all out (47.5 Overs, RR: 5.91)
    Fall of wickets: 1-4 (AB de Villiers, 0.2 ov), 2-15 (HH Dippenaar, 3.1 ov), 3-18 (LE Bosman, 5.6 ov), 4-26 (SO Tikolo, 8.5 ov), 5-31 (JM Kemp, 10.1 ov), 6-77 (MV Boucher, 18.1 ov), 7-87 (JA Morkel, 20.1 ov), 8-154 (E Chigumbura, 30.6 ov), 9-257 (TM Odoyo, 43.2 ov), 10-283 (SM Pollock, 47.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Mohammad Asif10.005735.703910001
    Z Khan9.024324.77388001
    Mashrafe Mortaza6.505718.341910020
    Harbhajan Singh10.005315.30274100
    ST Jayasuriya10.005335.30335100
    Yuvraj Singh2.001407.0071100

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