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0.1 Gough to Klusener, 0 runs, Outside offstump and left alone.
0.2 Gough to Klusener, 2 runs, The on-drive but not quite timed and the fielder tracked it down. 2 runs.
0.3 Gough to Klusener, 0 runs, Defended watchfully back down the track.
0.4 Gough to Klusener, 0 runs, A bit of swing and left alone watchfully.
0.5 Gough to Klusener, 2 runs, Turned behind square for 2 runs.
0.6 Gough to Klusener, 0 runs, Defended watchfully again, back to the bowler.
End of over 1 (4 runs) - Masters XI 4/0
L Klusener 4* (6b) KJ Gough 1-0-4-0
BC Lara 0* (0b)
1.1 Raghav to Lara, FOUR, The captain wastes no time to get going. A thunderous pull shot to dispatch that short ball to the midwicket fence. The first Masters XI boundary.
1.2 Raghav to Lara, 2 runs, Played through the covers but not timed perfectly. They got 2 easily.
1.3 Raghav to Lara, OUT, That was spectacular by Rai! He had to dive full stretch to save the ball after a fierce drive by Lara. Then he got to his knees and fired down the stumps at the bowler's end, seemingly all in one motion. Brilliance!
BC Lara run out (Rai) 6 (3)
Partnership 10 (L Klusener 4, BC Lara 6)
Masters XI 10/1 (1.3 overs)
Leftie Klusener is on strike...
1.4 Raghav to Klusener, 1 run, Pushed to long leg for 1.
1.5 Raghav to Patel, 0 runs, Defended watchfully.
1.6 Raghav to Patel, 1 run, Tucked to long leg for a single.
End of over 2 (8 runs) - Masters XI 12/1
L Klusener 5* (7b) SV Raghav 1-0-8-0
SR Patel 1* (2b)
2.1 Gough to Patel, 0 runs, A good length and a straight bat from Patel.
2.2 Gough to Patel, 0 runs, Hard hit, but straight to the cover fielder.
2.3 Gough to Patel, 2 runs, Turned off the hips and the fielder has to run around, so they scamper back for a second run.
2.4 Gough to Patel, 0 runs, Yorker! Superbly kept out by Patel. Good eye.
2.5 Gough to Patel, 1 run, Tucked off the hip for a run.
2.6 Gough to Klusener, 1 run, Driven hard to mid-off where the fielder half-stopped the ball. They managed to get a single with the slight misfield.
End of over 3 (4 runs) - Masters XI 16/1
L Klusener 6* (8b) KJ Gough 2-0-8-0
SR Patel 4* (7b)
And the rotation has begun. Gough calls Pollard to the bowling crease in place of Raghav...
3.1 Pollard to Klusener, OUT, It had to happen. Captain Gough continues his hot streak of big calls. Pollard does the trick with his first ball. That was full and straighted, and Klusener somehow managed to play around it. Bizarre dismissal.
L Klusener lbw b Pollard 6 (9)
Partnership 6 (L Klusener 2, SR Patel 4)
Masters XI 16/2 (3.1 overs)
3.2 Pollard to Benkenstein, 2 runs, A bit of bounce and it took the edge and flew past slip. Third man got around to cut it off and save 2 runs.
3.3 Pollard to Benkenstein, 0 runs, Solid forward defensive.
3.4 Pollard to Benkenstein, 1 run, Nice late deflection to third man for a single. Good sharp fielding.
3.5 Pollard to Patel, 0 runs, Defended off the back foot.
3.6 Pollard to Patel, FOUR, Short and wide and cut away with authority! A release of pressure there.
End of over 4 (7 runs) - Masters XI 23/2
SR Patel 8* (9b) KA Pollard 1-0-7-1
DM Benkenstein 3* (3b)
More rotation now as Raghav is back to change ends and replace his skipper.
4.1 Raghav to Benkenstein, 1 bye, That zipped back in between bat and pad and eluded the wicketkeeper. Mørk recovered quickly though, and they just got the 1 run.
4.2 Raghav to Patel, OUT, Another one bites the dust! Masters XI in dire straits now and Rabid Wolves on a roll. Another change works wonders for Gough. Just a bit of seam movement outside offstump and Patel pushed at it with little intent and less certainty.
SR Patel c Mørk b Raghav 8 (10)
Partnership 8 (SR Patel 4, DM Benkenstein 3)
Masters XI 24/3 (4.2 overs)
4.3 Raghav to Kemp, 1 run, Played to third man for a single. He's off the mark.
4.4 Raghav to Benkenstein, FOUR, Short and pulled away! The ball beat the fielder in the deep. Great shot!
4.5 Raghav to Benkenstein, BEATEN!, He went for the pull shot again but it kept a bit low and passed under the bat.
4.6 Raghav to Benkenstein, 1 run, Pushed to long leg for 1.
End of over 5 (7 runs) - Masters XI 30/3
DM Benkenstein 8* (7b) SV Raghav 2-0-14-1
JM Kemp 1* (1b)
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."