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Lara swaps things around again, and Warne replaces Henderson...
15.1 Warne to Gonzalez, 1 run, Short and cut firmly but the sweeper fields it on the boundary, so it's just one run.
15.2 Warne to Bazid Khan, FOUR!, Lofted over cover and it dissects the fielders on the boundary for four runs.
15.3 Warne to Bazid Khan, 2 runs, Short ball again and Bazid pulled it past the short midwicket fielder. They run hard for 2.
15.4 Warne to Bazid Khan, BEATEN!, Big turn there and Bazid's big drive is beaten by Warne. Excellent bowling there.
15.5 Warne to Bazid Khan, 2 runs, Short for the third time in the over. Bazid cut the ball and it beat Kemp, but Hinds did a superb job on the boundary. Just 2 runs.
15.6 Warne to Bazid Khan, 0 runs, The flipper! Bazid can only defend it back to the bowler. That surprised him.
End of over 16 (9 runs) - Upper Body 132/4
JP Gonzalez 36* (26b) SK Warne 3-0-27-1
Bazid Khan 10* (8b)
16.1 Klusener to Gonzalez, 1 run, A bit of extra bounce, but handled well enough to get a single. Played between short fine leg and square leg.
16.2 Klusener to Bazid Khan, BEATEN!, He looked to run that away fine outside offstump but missed the ball entirely.
16.3 Klusener to Bazid Khan, BEATEN!, Again! The same shot attempted and that's a great take from Prior, because the ball bounced sharply.
16.4 Klusener to Bazid Khan, BEATEN!, Three in a row and Upper Body really losing the plot here, with Bazid Khan struggling to get bat on ball at all!
16.5 Klusener to Bazid Khan, 0 runs, A firm drive this time, but it's shaping up to be an excellent over. Bazid Khan hit it hard but directly to mid-off, who Lara just brought into the circle.
16.6 Klusener to Bazid Khan, OUT!, And that does it. Bazid Khan's tormented innings comes to an end. He's really put his team off course here...
Bazid Khan lbw b Klusener 10 (13)
Partnership 29 (JP Gonzalez 19, Bazid Khan 10)
Upper Body 133/5 (16.6 overs)
End of over 17 (1 run) - Upper Body 133/5
JP Gonzalez 37* (27b) L Klusener 3-0-29-2
LA Camps 0* (0b)
17.1 Warne to Gonzalez, 1 run, Flat and it didn't turn and Gonzalez drove it firmly down to long-off but just for 1.
17.2 Warne to Camps, 1 run, Short and wide but Camps hit it to Hinds in the deep to get off the mark.
17.3 Warne to Gonzalez, 1 run, A third single. Good bowling by Warne as he keeps it flat outside offstump. Driven to long-off again.
17.4 Warne to Camps, 1 run, Warne fired the ball into the pads and Camps blocks it out but gets a single as the substitue Marshall has to run around to field it.
17.5 Warne to Gonzalez, 1 run, Down the track but Warne adjusted well and dropped it short, so Gonzalez hit it for a single.
17.6 Warne to Camps, 1 run, Warne closed off an excellent over with a low full toss that Camps hit hard but along the ground to deep midwicket.
End of over 18 (6 run) - Upper Body 139/5
JP Gonzalez 40* (30b) SK Warne 4-0-33-1
LA Camps 3* (3b)
Henderson is on for the 19th over and Klusener will likely bowl the final over now...
18.1 Henderson to Camps, WIDE, The big man lost the ball outside offstump and it's wide enough to be called.
18.1 Henderson to Camps, WIDE, And again! Shocking stuff at the start of this over.
18.1 Henderson to Camps, 2 runs, Camps went for an improvised paddle sweep and the ball just cleared Benkenstein at short fine leg. He cuts it off though and they get 2 runs. Excellent commitment in the field by the old man.
18.2 Henderson to Camps, WIDE, Down the legside. It's been a really poor over by Henderson so far. That's 5 runs from just one legitimate ball. Dismal.
18.2 Henderson to Camps, GONE!, He got it on target in spectacular fashion! Full and straight and Camps wafts around. He's bowled comprehensively! What a strike!
LA Camps b Henderson 5 (5)
Partnership 11 (JP Gonzalez 3, Bazid Khan 5)
Upper Body 144/6 (18.2 overs)
Rhys Williams is in with 10 balls left and a lot to do in this semi-final...
18.3 Henderson to Williams, 1 run, No nerves there at all! The young man just stepped back to the legside and drove a full ball into the covers for a single.
18.4 Henderson to Gonzalez, 1 run, A fierce pull shot but straight to the man at deep midwicket. He hit it too hard to get more than a single for it.
18.5 Henderson to Williams, FOUR!, Great shot! Again Williams moved to the legside and this time he hit the ball high over the cover fielder and it rolls away for a boundary. A very welcome one at that.
18.6 Henderson to Williams, 1 runs, Williams walked across to offstump this time and flicked the ball past midwicket. They pushed hard but could only get the one run. Upper Body trying to pick up the pace now. A long over comes to an end.
End of over 19 (12 runs) - Upper Body 151/6
JP Gonzalez 41* (31b) T Henderson 4-0-34-2
R Williams 6* (3b)
Klusener will, as expected, handle the responsibilities of the last over. He runs in...
19.1 Klusener to Williams, SIX!, That is another fine shot by the spinner! Williams having a blinder! He just planted his front foot and swung across the line and the ball soared over midwicket. SIX!
19.2 Klusener to Williams, FOUR!, A fuller delivery by Klusener but Williams is up to the task with another crossbatted slog. That ball races away to the midwicket fence.
19.3 Klusener to Williams, 1 run, Excellent comeback by the bowler! That was right up into the blockhole and only a single for Williams. Gonzalez takes strike looking for his half-century.
19.4 Klusener to Gonzalez, 2 runs, Gonzalez made room there and drove firmly past the diving Lara. Hinds tidied up in the deep and they're kept to 2 runs.
19.5 Klusener to Gonzalez, SIX!, This is proving a very expensive over for Masters XI! Gonzalez cleared his front leg and clobbered the ball way over the favoured midwicket area. There's a shorter boundary there and Gonzalez knows it! 19 from 5 balls in this over and Gonzalez has 49...
19.6 Klusener to Gonzalez, 1 run, Great finish, right up in the blockhole again. Klusener looks very frustrated with himself for that over, but he finished it well. Gonzalez could only manage a single to long-off. That's an excellent finish by Upper Body, scoring 102 runs from the final 10 overs of the innings. Most of the credit must go to Jay Gonzalez, but Rhys Williams played a cracking cameo at the end.
End of over 20 (20 runs) - Upper Body 171/6
JP Gonzalez 50* (34b) L Klusener 4-0-49-2
R Williams 17* (6b)
Sreesanth said, "Next ball he was beaten and I said, 'is this the King Charles Lara? Who is this impostor, moving around nervously? I should have kept my mouth shut for the next ball - mind you, it was a length ball - Lara just pulled it over the church beyond the boundary! He is a true legend."