leans forward to push for a single
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."
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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
yorker around the leg stump line, off the pad to the leg side. Did he get an inside edge there?
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
length delivery outside off, mistimes a drive to covers
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
leans forward to defend to point
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
leans forward to push a length delivery to point
The first six after resumption in play. Sehwag has lofted a full delivery over long-off. What can you say but 'furious frivolity returns'
slightly short in length and short-arm jabbed to deep square leg
on the off stump line, dabbed to backward point
places the left leg outside leg stump and drives the full-pitched delivery to long-on
fullish, outside off, driven sweetly to deep cover
another slower one, Gambhir ends up dragging the ball past midwicket
leans forward to drive to long-off for a single
turned to the on side
high bouncer at Gambhir and it has been called a wide . Harsh call.. not too high I thought ..
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
banged in short and Sehwag ducks