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Interesting move by Gough to take Morris out of the attack. Instead he's brought himself back on for his third over. He's looking to wrap this up quickly.
15.1 Gough to Warne, FOUR, A loosener and swatted over backward point for four runs.
15.2 Gough to Warne, 2 runs, Straighter and full and clipped past the diving mid-on. Two runs as midwicket chased strongly.
15.3 Gough to Warne, 1 run, Pushed into the covers for a single. Good running.
15.4 Gough to Kemp, 2 runs, Pulled away, but nicely cut off in the deep. Just the 2.
15.5 Gough to Kemp, SIX, He got under that one! A much better pull shot and it sailed deep over midwicket. Shot, boy!
15.6 Gough to Kemp, SIX, Even better! Gough missed the blockhole and Kemp drove him over extra cover for a lovely flat six.
Finally some intent by the Masters! Gough has some thinking to do.
End of over 16 (21 runs) - Masters XI 97/7
JM Kemp 33* (29b) KJ Gough 3-0-29-0
SK Warne 17* (15b)
He's sticking with Bennett for his final over.
16.1 Bennett to Warne, 1 run,
Around the wicket to Kemp...
16.2 Bennett to Kemp, 0 runs, Flat and into the pads and he couldn't get it away.
16.3 Bennett to Kemp, 0 runs, Hard hit into the ground and Bennett ran around to field the ball and stop a run.
16.4 Bennett to Kemp, 0 runs, Excellent fielding! Bennett did a great job to stop a fierce on-drive.
16.5 Bennett to Kemp, 0 runs, Pushed back to the bowler.
16.6 Bennett to Kemp, 1 run, A bit of room that time and cut away for 1.
An excellent over by Bennett to finish. He's been huge for Rabid Wolves in these last two games.
End of over 17 (2 runs) - Masters XI 99/7
JM Kemp 34* (34b) SA Bennett 4-0-17-0
SK Warne 18* (16b)
An expected return to spin. Richards will retun for to complete his spell.
17.1 Richards to Kemp, 0 runs, Flighted on offstump and pushed to cover. They can't score.
17.2 Richards to Kemp, BEATEN!, He eyed up midwicket but was beaten in the flight. Top stuff.
17.3 Richards to Kemp, 0 runs, Much more watchful there and pushed back to Richards.
17.4 Richards to Kemp, 1 run, BANG! But straight to the fielder at deep midwicet. Just the 1 run.
17.5 Richards to Warne, SIX, He floated that one up there and Warne gleefully accepted it. He deposited it over long-off! Six of the best!
17.6 Richards to Warne, FOUR, And he's on a roll now! Another big step down the pitch and BANG! He hit it down the ground - one bounce and four.
End of over 18 (11 runs) - Masters XI 110/7
JM Kemp 35* (38b) DP Richards 4-0-23-0
SK Warne 28* (18b)
18.1 Pollard to Kemp, FOUR, Terrible start! A full toss outside offstump, dealt with suitably to the cover boundary.
18.2 Pollard to Kemp, 2 runs, A better line, but another full toss and whipped away for 2 runs to the legside.
18.3 Pollard to Kemp, 1 bye, Oooh, that beat bat and pad, offstump and the 'keeper's gloves, standing up to the stumps. They got a bye for it.
18.4 Pollard to Warne, 0 runs, Wow. He really wound up for that one, but hit the ball powerfully to short midwicket and couldn't get a run.
18.5 Pollard to Warne, 2 runs, He beat short midwicket that time, and a misfield by Morris in the deep allowed 2 runs.
18.6 Pollard to Warne, 1 run, Pushed into the covers for a single. Good running.
End of over 19 (10 runs) - Masters XI 120/7
JM Kemp 41* (41b) KA Pollard 3-0-23-1
SK Warne 31* (21b)
Following on from his heroics of the semi-final, Raghav has been entrusted with the final over.
19.1 Raghav to Warne, SIX, Ooooh. He missed the yorker and Warne stepped to the legside and thwacked it over cover. Six!
19.2 Raghav to Warne, SIX, And again! He just shuffled across to leg and middle a powerful cover drive. That's a super shot!
19.3 Raghav to Warne, 5 runs, Oh dear, it's coming undone for Rabid Wolves now. That was just a quick single, but Rai's direct hit deflected past Richards backing up and it raced away to split the boundary riders - 5 from the ball!
19.4 Raghav to Kemp, OUT, GONE! That's a necessary wicket after a poor start to the over. Kemp tried to get under a slower ball and Rai ran around at deep midwicket to take a handy catch.
JM Kemp c Rai b Raghav 41 (42)
Partnership 77 (JM Kemp 27, SK Warne 48)
Masters XI 137/8 (19.4 overs)
The batsmen crossed twice, so Henderson takes strike...
19.5 Raghav to Henderson, FOUR,
19.6 Raghav to Henderson, 4 byes,
End of over 20 (25 runs) - Masters XI 145/8
SK Warne 48* (24b) SV Raghav 3-0-35-1
T Henderson 4* (2b)
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."