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2nd Match (D/N), Brisbane, February 05, 2008, Commonwealth Bank Series
(50 ov) 267/4

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INDIA
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end of over 5014 runs
INDIA: 267/4CRR: 5.34 
MS Dhoni88 (95)
Gautam Gambhir102 (101)
Lasith Malinga 10-1-56-1
Chaminda Vaas 10-0-72-0

Well, India owe everything to Gambhir and Dhoni who have put on ten runs an over for the last ten overs to boost them to a very competitive 4 for 267 on this track. Commendable effort from the pair who were just shy of a 200-run stand. Sri Lanka's bowlers did a fine job for the majority of the innings but will now look to their batsmen to try to overhaul the total. It promises to be an excellent chase so do join us again shortly.

49.6
2
Malinga to Dhoni, 2 runs

outside off, driven hard off the back foot - literally, his front foot was high in the air - and they come back for two

49.5
1lb
Malinga to Gambhir, 1 leg bye

outside off, across his stumps and plays somehow into the off-side

49.4
2
Malinga to Gambhir, 2 runs

driven high on the off-side, over cover

He's made Sri Lanka pay for that drop earlier

49.3
4
Malinga to Gambhir, FOUR runs

outside off and pulled hard through midwicket for a great century off 99 balls, with ten fours and a six

Top timing

49.2
4
Malinga to Gambhir, FOUR runs

outside off, not a terrible length, rocks back and drives well, wide of mid-off, to inch closer to the hundred

49.1
1
Malinga to Dhoni, 1 run

good yorker, straight, but driven out to mid-on

end of over 4911 runs
INDIA: 253/4CRR: 5.16 
MS Dhoni85 (93)
Gautam Gambhir92 (97)
Chaminda Vaas 10-0-72-0
Lasith Malinga 9-1-43-1
48.6
1
Vaas to Dhoni, 1 run

outside off, goes across the line with a big sweep to keep the strike

48.5
2
Vaas to Dhoni, 2 runs

low full toss, boomed out to long-off where Dilshan travels 15 or so metres to cut it off

48.4
4
Vaas to Dhoni, FOUR runs

outside off again and Dhoni picks that one up well, driving over long-on for a one-bounce four, no sign of the discomfort there

Rain's starting to fall, folks

48.3
Vaas to Dhoni, no run

outside off, deceived Dhoni who tried to sweep from outside off

48.2
2
Vaas to Dhoni, 2 runs

outside off, not too much wrong with the width, and driven out to mid-off easily

48.1
2
Vaas to Dhoni, 2 runs

slower ball first up, full too, and dug out straight through mid-off

end of over 488 runs
INDIA: 242/4CRR: 5.04 
Gautam Gambhir92 (97)
MS Dhoni74 (87)
Lasith Malinga 9-1-43-1
Muthiah Muralidaran 10-0-51-2

This partnership worth 159 off 163 and has turned India's innings around

47.6
Malinga to Gambhir, no run

outside off, very full, cut low to point

47.5
Malinga to Gambhir, no run

outside off, the batsman rocking back, too far as it happened because he was nowhere near the would-be launch over long off, his head well away from the ball

47.4
1
Malinga to Dhoni, 1 run

outside leg again, another flick again

47.3
4
Malinga to Dhoni, FOUR runs

yorker outside leg and that's so well pinpointed, Dhoni hardly blinking as he whipped it away off his legs for another super shot

47.2
1
Malinga to Gambhir, 1 run

short, backed away and smashed through short midwicket

47.1
2
Malinga to Gambhir, 2 runs

short and pulled out, nearly holing out at deep midwicket but bounced just in front of Kapugedera

end of over 478 runs
INDIA: 234/4CRR: 4.97 
Gautam Gambhir89 (93)
MS Dhoni69 (85)
Muthiah Muralidaran 10-0-51-2
Chaminda Vaas 9-0-61-0
46.6
1
Murali to Gambhir, 1 run

on leg, turned down through fine

46.5
4
Murali to Gambhir, FOUR runs

straight and again he gives himself room, this time late cutting through third man, a neat dab for four

 
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