11.3 short of a length delivery, Jaffer looks to drive on the up, balls moves away a shade and kisses the outside edge, neatly taken by Karthik behind the stumps, crucial wicket for India Red there 53/2
    3.1 Sourav Ganguly is out. It was a back of length delivery, angling across, Ganguly jabbed at it, feet in a tangle and the inside-edge crashes into the stumps 10/1
    32.3 Patel's vigil ends. A tired shot. It was tossed on the middle and off, Patel backs away and produces a weak attempt to loft it but it balloons towards long-on 165/6
    14.2 Kumar, the pinch hitter, is gone without pinching anything. banged in short, Kumar backs away but is surprised by the bounce, just pushes at it and is swallowed in the first slip 69/3
    26.5 Deceived in the air brilliantly, aif on the back foot and trying to pull it, ball hurries through and crashes into the stumps. Fantastic bowling from Powar. Gets his man with a beautiful set-up 138/4
    27.2 GONE. Another wicket. Short ball from Kartik this time, almost a long hop. Raina pulls it but doesn't get it in the meat of the bat. Hits it straight to short fine leg where Rohit Sharma plucks a dolly of a catch. India Red on a roll here 139/5
    36.1 Powar scalps another wicket with his flight and loop. Badani, in pursuit of runs, comes down the track but the the ball dips, ends up lofting straight to Rohit Sharma at long-off 178/7
    44.4 Manhas' valiant rearguard ends. He walks across the stump to a length delivery outside off, tries to pull but the ball gets big on him, ends up offering a simple catch to midwicket 249/8
    not out
    48.3 Perishes trying to go for the maximum. He walks across the stumps and swings a low full-toss to Sreesanth at long-leg 278/9
    48.4 VRV Singh cleans up the middle stump of Nehra with a perfect yorker and India Red are through to the finals 278/10
    23 (lb 1, nb 10, w 12)
    278 all out (48.4 Overs, RR: 5.71)
    Fall of wickets: 1-10 (SC Ganguly, 3.1 ov), 2-53 (W Jaffer, 11.3 ov), 3-69 (P Kumar, 14.2 ov), 4-138 (M Kaif, 26.5 ov), 5-139 (SK Raina, 27.2 ov), 6-165 (PA Patel, 32.3 ov), 7-178 (HK Badani, 36.1 ov), 8-249 (M Manhas, 44.4 ov), 9-278 (L Balaji, 48.3 ov), 10-278 (A Nehra, 48.4 ov)
    Z Khan10.006706.7050
    S Sreesanth8.013424.2520
    VRV Singh7.405447.0434
    RR Powar10.003633.6020
    M Kartik10.005215.2005
    Y Venugopal Rao1.0010010.0000
    TP Singh1.0010010.0000
    RG Sharma1.0014014.0000

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