Player of the Match
Player of the Match

And guess what. It's raining again. The players rush away to the pavilion.

If we lose three overs due to this latest rain break the target would be 197, which India have already achieved. Oh well. So we might not see any more play. Let's wait and see what happens. But it's not official yet. So hold on..

And yes India have won the game. Sehwag: "I know how the wickets are here. I hit two hundreds last time. This time around the wicket is so flat." About the short boundaries, he simply said ,"I love it!"

Rajesh, our stats editor, explains the victory margin: "The par score after 23.3 overs was 117. India were 84 ahead of that par score, which explains the result margin. When the game was stopped for the last rain interruption, India were still chasing 220, and they hadn't reached that target yet. Hence they didn't actually achieve the target with ten wickets in hand, they were only ahead of the par score at that stage by 84 runs, which is why the margin of victory is 84 runs, not ten wickets."

This is Sriram Veera signing off. Thanks for logging on. Ta Ta!

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23.3
1
Oram to Sehwag, 1 run, leans forward to push for a single
23.2
6
Oram to Sehwag, SIX runs, The end is nigh. 200 of the partnership is up in style. It was a short delivery, Sehwag pulled it off the front foot and over deep midwicket and the ball sailed towards raucous fans
23.1
1
Oram to Gambhir, 1 run, yorker around the leg stump line, off the pad to the leg side. Did he get an inside edge there?

END OF OVER:
23 | 5 Runs | INDIA: 193/0 | RR: 8.39

  • Virender Sehwag118 (72b)
  • Gautam Gambhir62 (66b)
  • Grant Elliott2-0-9-0
  • Jacob Oram4-0-35-0
22.6
0
Elliott to Sehwag, no run, overpitched delivery and creamed but straight to covers. That was traveling, had it been a foot away from the fielder, it would have fled to the boundary
22.5
0
Elliott to Sehwag, no run, length delivery outside off, mistimes a drive to covers
22.4
1
Elliott to Gambhir, 1 run, it was a short of length delivery on the middle and Gambhir opens the bat face and plays a deft late cut to third man
22.3
0
Elliott to Gambhir, no run, leans forward to defend to point
22.2
4
Elliott to Gambhir, FOUR runs, Don't imagine that Gautam will just keep rotating the strike. This was a full delivery and he swung it over wide mid-on region
22.1
0
Elliott to Gambhir, no run, leans forward to push a length delivery to point

END OF OVER:
22 | 11 Runs | INDIA: 188/0 | RR: 8.54

  • Virender Sehwag118 (70b)
  • Gautam Gambhir57 (62b)
  • Jacob Oram4-0-35-0
  • Grant Elliott1-0-4-0
21.6
6
Oram to Sehwag, SIX runs, The first six after resumption in play. Sehwag has lofted a full delivery over long-off. What can you say but 'furious frivolity returns'
21.5
1
Oram to Gambhir, 1 run, slightly short in length and short-arm jabbed to deep square leg
21.4
0
Oram to Gambhir, no run, on the off stump line, dabbed to backward point
21.3
1
Oram to Sehwag, 1 run, places the left leg outside leg stump and drives the full-pitched delivery to long-on
21.2
1
Oram to Gambhir, 1 run, fullish, outside off, driven sweetly to deep cover
21.1
2
Oram to Gambhir, 2 runs, another slower one, Gambhir ends up dragging the ball past midwicket

END OF OVER:
21 | 5 Runs | INDIA: 177/0 | RR: 8.42

  • Gautam Gambhir53 (58b)
  • Virender Sehwag111 (68b)
  • Grant Elliott1-0-4-0
  • Jacob Oram3-0-24-0
20.6
1
Elliott to Gambhir, 1 run, leans forward to drive to long-off for a single
20.5
0
Elliott to Gambhir, no run, turned to the on side
20.5
1w
Elliott to Gambhir, 1 wide, high bouncer at Gambhir and it has been called a wide . Harsh call.. not too high I thought ..
20.4
1lb
Elliott to Sehwag, 1 leg bye, slower one, short in length this time and it runs off the pad to short fine-leg region as Sehwag missed connecting with his glance shot
20.3
0
Elliott to Sehwag, no run, banged in short and Sehwag ducks