That's it. India level the series. Kartik seals the victory with a crisp straight drive. Low full toss and down came the bat, met the ball flush in the middle and it raced past the bowler, past the diving mid-on and into the advertising hoards. Handshakes all around. On the field and in the Indian dressing room.
India were wobbling a touch at 94 for 4 on this two-paced track but Rahul Dravid and Mahendra Singh Dhoni stitched together 133 runs to steer India home. Goa is place to party and it will the hosts who will be enjoying the dinner on or near some lovely beach tonight.
Man of the Match: Zaheer Khan.
"Touch wood. Things have been good for me. County cricket has helped. Physio is taking good care of me and maintaining my rhythm." Zaheer shakes hand with the sponsors, sits on top of the prize bike to pose for the cameras.
We shall leave Zaheer with his new toy and take your leave. This is Sriram Veera, along with Jamie Alter, signing off. But don't go anywhere. Please join George Binoy for the last ODI between South Africa and Pakistan. SA lead 2-1.
on the off and middle, full in length, comes in a touch, Kartik leans forward, defends.
full and on the legs, tickled to fine leg. Has handed it over to Kartik
3 to win. Mahela brings on Kulasekara. Dhoni on strike. Can he finish it off in one murderous blow? Deep fine leg and deep square leg are the only two men outside the ring.
on the off and middle, Kartik is no hurry, he just leans forward, dead-bats it. Head over the ball and all that jazz.
rapped on the pad. Sliding down leg stump and Kartik pushes out to defend
beaten! lands outside off stump, turned away, Kartik goes for a cut and is beaten
driven to long off.
Bandara does in Dravid with a clever bit of work. Dhoni smashed a fullish delivery, along the ground, back to Bandara who stretched his right hand out, angled his right palm and deflected it towards the sticks and Dravid is caught short of the crease. Dravid is furious with himself, bangs his bat into the ground and charges out of the arena, muttering to himself.
Dravid erupts! Crowd go wild! Goa is having a party. Tossed up on the middle, Dravid waltzes down the track and sends it soaring over long on! Wow! It was the first six of the run chase
sliding on the legs, Dhoni eases it towards short fineleg
on the off stump line, slight turn away, Dhoni eases back, pushes it out to cover region
floated on the off stump line, Dravid leans forward, drives to mid-off and they run with the stroke
another arm-ball on the middle, Dhoni sways towards legstump and cross-bats it to long on.
arm-ball on the middle stump but the length is slightly short. Allows Dravid to go back, move towards legstump and thump it to long off.
Just 14 to win. 36 balls left.
low full toss, outside off, driven to deep point. Will retain the strike.
huge shout for lbw. Got a inside-edge. A screaming inswinging yorker on middle and leg, Dravid takes out his left leg from the line, down comes the bat outside the line, the ball takes the edge and rams into the pad. They go up in appeal , shake of head from Umpire Taufel
outside off, short in length, cut to deep point for a single.
Oho! Here comes a wide. Expensive. Sangakkara can't get to it, it brushes his gloves and runs away. Mahela looks pretty disappointed at the delivery.
DHONI! DHONI! chant the crowd
full-pitched on the off stump, drilled to mid-off. The shy misses the sticks and they turn back for an overthrow.