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    31.1 and he strikes right away, short ball and Gayle pulls it straight to midwicket. Usually he would have sent that miles over the fence but he mis-timed it this time and found Hussey 195/3
    4.2 Chanderpaul, the first-match hero for West Indies, is gone! Umpire Asad Rauf withhelds the appeal after a delay. It was a full-length delivery, slanting away outside the off stump, Chanderpaul lunges at it, has a poke and is beaten. The ball appeared to have brushed his back-pad enroute to Haddin, who dived low to his left to take it. but did it touch the bat. Shall report after I get a good look at the replays. 12/1
    11.4 Length-delivery, in the channel outside the off stump, Sarwan shapes to cut, but is cramped. Just before the bat comes down the ball squeezes through, hits the flap of the back pad, the bat now comes down and thuds into the pad, and Haddin takes it. did the ball touch the glove enroute? The umpire definitely thinks so, replays are not too conclusive. 44/2
    40.2 Lee gets Lara! Banged in short, Lara went for a pull, the ball stopped on him, he was through his stroke, and the ball hit the back of the bat and popped up to short fine-leg 242/4
    not out
    42.3 gone! West Indian fans might be fearing the onset of yet another calypso collapso. Fullish delivery , outside the off stump, Hinds goes for his bottom-hand powered drive, just manages to get a edge and Haddin does the rest. Australia are slowing trying to fight thier way back. But with Samuels walking out and Dwayne Smith and Baugh still in , West Indies should wrap this up but .... 249/5
    42.5 Oh my god! West Indies have contrived a run-out. Samuels turns one to point, he wants a non-existent run, sent back by Bravo and Michael Clarke doesn't miss. Samuels had not gone too far across but far enough to not be able to turn back in time. 249/6
    43.4 Another one goes. And then they were three. Tossed up slow, on the off stump line, turned in, Smith leans forward, and tries to work it across to the on side, misses, and the ball hits the pads before going on to disturb the furniture. 255/7
    not out
    33 (lb 6, nb 11, w 16)
    273/7 (47.2 Overs, RR: 5.76)
    Fall of wickets: 1-12 (S Chanderpaul, 4.2 ov), 2-44 (RR Sarwan, 11.4 ov), 3-195 (CH Gayle, 31.1 ov), 4-242 (BC Lara, 40.2 ov), 5-249 (WW Hinds, 42.3 ov), 6-249 (MN Samuels, 42.5 ov), 7-255 (DR Smith, 43.4 ov)
    B Lee10.004634.60397003
    NW Bracken9.003113.44413140
    SR Clark7.0087012.42169337
    SR Watson10.004214.20394040
    A Symonds5.202715.06122000
    DJ Cullen6.013405.66182131

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