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    11.3 and what's he done next ball? He loosely, and I'm talking somewhat one-handedly, gets over-confident and lofts a well-disguised slower ball straight into the hands of long-on, who doesnt have to move much from his position well inside the ropes 77/2
    4.5 and thats a tame way to get out, as he just drives a good length delivery straight into the hands of Dippneaar mid-off, not timed well and he picked the man who didnt have to move an inch 37/1
    46.1 and he perishes, standing in his crease and swinging a full toss below the waist across the line and it spirals up in the air for Ongondo to hold onto a good catch running in from deep square leg, so there's no hundred for Ganguly, but he hung around and dug in for a fighting 88 298/5
    23.3 cleaned 'em up! Full in the blockhole, Dhoni shapes up to twirl one through the leg side but the ball shoots under the bat and disturbs the furniture and Albie celebrates his strike 134/3
    35.2 oh Ganguly, Ganguly, Ganguly, who's been involved in 51 run outs, taps one to the off side, shuffles a few steps, sees Jayawardene harry down the pitch and then sends him back to his fate, and he's not even in the frame as a good throw comes in and Sibanda whips off the bails...poor call for a run 214/4
    49.1 edged and gone! Yousuf sees the half-volley, gets onto bended knee and square-drives the legcutter but the result is a simple outside edge into Boucher's gloves 331/6
    not out
    30
    13
    3
    2
    230.76
    49.5 and he goes, standing and slashing one up into the air, and thats an excellent catch from de Villiers, who covers a huge amount of distance running back from cover, keeping his eyes on the ball as it dies against the starry night, and pouching it in front of him! Morne applauds his fielder, and rightfully so 333/7
    not out
    0
    0
    0
    0
    -
    Extras
    26 (lb 8, nb 4, w 14)
    TOTAL
    337/7 (50 Overs, RR: 6.74)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    JA Morkel6.004918.16167031
    M Morkel10.014824.80345111
    TM Odoyo8.006017.50224230
    E Chigumbura10.008428.40249311
    J Botha10.015105.10374231
    V Sibanda6.013706.16142130
    Fall of wickets:1-37 (ST Jayasuriya, 4.5 ov), 2-77 (V Sehwag, 11.3 ov), 3-134 (MS Dhoni, 23.3 ov), 4-214 (DPMD Jayawardene, 35.2 ov), 5-298 (SC Ganguly, 46.1 ov), 6-331 (Mohammad Yousuf, 49.1 ov), 7-333 (Mohammad Rafique, 49.5 ov)
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    2.2 edged and what a superb take from Dhoni, diving full length to his right and holding it an inch off the ground to send de Villiers back to the hut, and again Asif has his man, pitching one on middle stump and deviating it off the seam to flummox the batsman, classical pace bowler's dismissal 20/1
    12.4 the set-up works, as Sibanda gets tangled up pulling one thats not quite there for that shot, he's very late on the shot and the ball takes the top-edge and balloons up high behind the stumps for Dhoni to keep an eye on it and pouch a simple take 80/2
    26.6 gone! He gets into position to pull a fractionally short ball on leg stump, hitting with the wind and with little power and Harbhajan, running around from deep midwicket, judges it to perfection 159/4
    12.6 tiiiiiiiiiimber! Kemp's woeful run at the international level continues, as like against Asif at Bangalore he junges forward and drives lustily, only to completely misread the line and his off stump is pegged back 80/3
    36.2 all over for him! Fernando doesnt waste time in this spell, following up the lovely yorker with a length delivery on middle and leg, which Boucher gets under and hits high in the air and down Asif's throat at long-on 217/5
    40.2 and he goes, miscuing an attempted lofted drive for six up in the air for Asif to hold another easy take down at long-on and Sehwag gets his man! 234/6
    43.5 good catch from Ganguly! Morkel comes out, Rafique fires it in flat on leg stump, and the aerial flick off the pads is held inches off the ground by a diving Ganguly at mid-on 263/8
    41.5 what a catch! Chigumbura gets down on one knee and slams this high and down to long-on, the ball is in the air for some time and comes down to where Harbhajan lines it up perfectly on the ropes, jumps and takes it inches inside the boundary, immense effort and doesnt Harbhajan love it? 247/7
    44.1 and he cleans up Botha first ball as he heaves across the line and loses his off stump 263/9
    not out
    12
    15
    0
    1
    80.00
    49.5 sends his off stump for a walk as Morne eyes up midwicket and swings across the line, and the Asians have won this game by 31 runs and have the series in the bag 306/10
    Extras
    13 (lb 4, nb 1, w 8)
    TOTAL
    306 all out (49.5 Overs, RR: 6.14)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Mohammad Asif9.508228.332811111
    Z Khan2.40903.37100000
    DPMD Jayawardene2.201908.1451030
    CRD Fernando10.003643.60394010
    Mohammad Rafique10.006226.20317110
    Yuvraj Singh7.004316.14153000
    SC Ganguly3.001404.6671000
    V Sehwag5.003717.4081200
    Fall of wickets:1-20 (AB de Villiers, 2.2 ov), 2-80 (V Sibanda, 12.4 ov), 3-80 (JM Kemp, 12.6 ov), 4-159 (HH Dippenaar, 26.6 ov), 5-217 (MV Boucher, 36.2 ov), 6-234 (SM Pollock, 40.2 ov), 7-247 (E Chigumbura, 41.5 ov), 8-263 (JA Morkel, 43.5 ov), 9-263 (J Botha, 44.1 ov), 10-306 (M Morkel, 49.5 ov)

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