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    We're back go again - Pollock bowls to Virender Sehwag

    5.1 Pollock to Sehwag, three runs, stomach ball, none of the fielders can gather it
    5.2 Pollock to Sehwag, one run, keeper can't get to that one quickly enough
    5.3 Pollock to Sehwag, FOUR, on leg stump, cracker of a shot goes all the way to the boundary
    5.4 Pollock to Sehwag, one run, good delivery that, just controlled down the gully by Sehwag, well done
    5.5 Pollock to Sehwag, two runs, through leg side and nobody can pick it up, luckily it stops in the sand
    5.6 Pollock to Sehwag, three runs, lifts it up and up, Kallis can't get under it properly, it runs away
    And that's fifty in 25 balls for Sehwag, congratulations
    5.7 Pollock to Sehwag, three runs, nice drive to mid-on, 100 for India
    5.8 Pollock to Sehwag, OUT, good delivery there, tries to push it down gully but Boucher is there, bails off, Sehwag can't quite reach for the run and that's the end of the specialist batsmen for India

    India 101/3, Stand of 53
    V Sehwag run out (Boucher) 53 (27b, 3x4, 0x6)
    SM Pollock 24-51-0


    And it's Harbhajan to save the Indian innings against a hungry Ntini

    6.1 Ntini to Harbhajan, one run, swept over mid-on fielder
    6.2 Ntini to Harbhajan, one run, full toss, guided through leg side
    6.3 Ntini to Harbhajan, one run, shorter this time, whacked uppishly back to the bowler, Ntini fumbles it
    6.4 Ntini to Harbhajan, one run, pulled to mid-off
    6.5 Ntini to Harbhajan, one run, pulled to mid-off again
    6.6 Ntini to Harbhajan, OUT, good line, a bit outside the off, tries to drive but gets it way too high, Gibbs runs and runs and runs to square leg and grabs the ball, well fielded!

    India 106/4, Stand of 5
    Harbhajan Singh c Gibbs b Ntini 5 (6b, 0x4, 0x6)
    M Ntini 30-55-3


    Zaheer comes on

    6.7 Ntini to Zaheer, OUT, all over! short ball for once, Zaheer charges down the pitch but gets a thick edge and Boucher is there immediately, bails off again, that's a golden duck! hats off to Boucher and South Africa for a fantastic bowling and fielding performance!

    India 106/5, Stand of 0
    Zaheer Khan st Boucher b Ntini 0 (1b, 0x4, 0x6)
    M Ntini 31-55-4


    We now take an early lunch here at Majorca - we'll be back soon

    Welcome back - players are in the middle - it's Gibbs facing the golden duck man

    SA need 107 off 80 balls

    We're off!

    0.1 Zaheer to Gibbs, one run, lifts it to the mid-on fielder, can't gather it, lucky escape there!
    0.2 Zaheer to Gibbs, three runs, nicely hit leg-byes there to square leg
    0.3 Zaheer to Gibbs, FOUR, short ball on the leg stump, Gibbs isn't the one to be asked twice, whacks it past the square leg fielder! excellent stuff!
    0.4 Zaheer to Gibbs, one run, gets a thick edge and is lucky again
    0.5 Zaheer to Gibbs, three runs, beautiful hook that is short and lands on mid-off, nobody gathers it and it's three
    0.6 Zaheer to Gibbs, two runs, right through mid-on
    0.7 Zaheer to Gibbs, one run, yorker, Gibbs gets a thin edge but Dravid can't grab it cleanly.
    0.8 Zaheer to Gibbs, two runs, on the middle, he smashed it out to long-on

    South Africa 17/0 (HH Gibbs 17*, 8b, 1x4, RRR: 90/9 = 10.00)
    Stand of 17
    Zaheer Khan 8-17-0 - Palm Side End


    1.1 Harbhajan to Gibbs, two runs, edged again! keeper can't grab it, runs through, stops in the sand, must be embarrassing for Dravid
    1.2 Harbhajan to Gibbs, one run, low ball, stays low, Gibbs can't connect cleanly, still gets the run though
    1.3 Harbhajan to Gibbs, two runs, safely to long on
    1.4 Harbhajan to Gibbs, one run, controlled down gully, no worries
    1.5 Harbhajan to Gibbs, two runs, short ball, can't get a proper drive, goes through leg side
    1.6 Harbhajan to Gibbs, three runs, on his legs again and out to square leg
    1.7 Harbhajan to Gibbs, one run, edged yet again! Dravid's not having a good day at the moment
    1.8 Harbhajan to Gibbs, two runs, pulls it nicely to mid-on, the second run is safe too

    South Africa 31/0 (HH Gibbs 31*, 16b, 1x4, RRR: 76/8 = 9.50)
    Stand of 31
    Harbhajan Singh 8-14-0 - Ian Botham End


    2.1 Zaheer to Gibbs, FOUR, normal service resumed! ball is too wide outside leg, Gibbs says thank you very much and smashes it to the square leg boundary
    2.2 Zaheer to Gibbs, two runs, edged again! ball is edged through to the keeper, but Dravid still can't grab it
    2.3 Zaheer to Gibbs, three runs, well pulled to mid-off there
    2.4 Zaheer to Gibbs, one run, surprisingly he gets an edge and the keeper can't get it
    2.5 Zaheer to Gibbs, one run, and an edge again
    2.6 Zaheer to Gibbs, three runs, ball hit to mid-on, there is Tendulkar and only has to grab it, ball runs through his legs, stops in the sand before the boundary
    2.7 Zaheer to Gibbs, one run, continues to edge it
    2.8 Zaheer to Gibbs, three runs, drives it to long on, nobody there to catch it, he's safe

    South Africa 49/0 (HH Gibbs 49*, 24b, 2x4, RRR: 58/7 = 8.29)
    Stand of 49
    Zaheer Khan 16-35-0 - Palm Side End


    3.1 Harbhajan to Gibbs, three runs, ball hits pads, flicks his legs to nobody at square leg
    That's fifty plus two for Gibbs in 25 balls - remember Sehwag!
    3.2 Harbhajan to Gibbs, two runs, right through to mid on, perfect hit, Sehwag is there and stops the ball
    3.3 Harbhajan to Gibbs, three runs, very well delvered, but Gibbs is up to the task and thrashes the ball to mid-off
    3.4 Harbhajan to Gibbs, two runs, well stopped at long off by Tendulkar
    3.5 Harbhajan to Gibbs, two runs, through mid on again, well timed and well struck
    3.6 Harbhajan to Gibbs, three runs, yorker, but Gibbs is up to the task and drives it past mid on, excellent!
    3.7 Harbhajan to Gibbs, one run, oh no! he hasn't forgotten how to edge the ball quite yet!
    3.8 Harbhajan to Gibbs, two runs, Zaheer at second slip isn't aware, ball whistles past him and downfield, luckily he catches up with it before the rope

    South Africa 67/0 (HH Gibbs 67*, 32b, 2x4, RRR: 40/6 = 6.67)
    Stand of 67
    Harbhajan Singh 16-32-0 - Ian Botham End


    4.1 Zaheer to Gibbs, three runs, short ball, Gibbs thanks him by driving it to mid on
    4.2 Zaheer to Gibbs, two runs, Harbhajan is slip and can't catch it! oh dear! goes on to run twice
    4.3 Zaheer to Gibbs, FOUR, Tendulkar is at mid-off and only has to grab it, it goes just wide of him and out, is that the final nail in the Indian coffin?
    4.4 Zaheer to Gibbs, FOUR, and again! Tendulkar can't field right now, what's on his mind? A possible loss perhaps?
    4.5 Zaheer to Gibbs, three runs, hard past the keeper, no chance there
    4.6 Zaheer to Gibbs, SIX, shot! perfect hook shot, out of the book, short step backwards before smacking it out, surely there's no chance now
    4.7 Zaheer to Gibbs, three runs, drives it over the fielders at mid on and out
    4.8 Zaheer to Gibbs, two runs, to mid on, nobody there, gets a free run

    South Africa 94/0 (HH Gibbs 94*, 40b, 4x4, 1x6, RRR: 13/5 = 2.60)
    Stand of 94
    Zaheer Khan 24-62-0 - Palm Side End


    Match state: Drinks

    5.1 Harbhajan to Gibbs, FOUR, shot! full toss, bit of a poor ball that, drives it hard and strong past mid on, no chance for the fielders, seeya India!
    5.2 Harbhajan to Gibbs, FOUR, and again! bit short this time, charges forward, gets it to point and onward, that's the century for Herschell Gibbs!
    Last fifty came from 17 balls!
    5.3 Harbhajan to Gibbs, FOUR, yet again! fantastic drive past square leg, Zaheer doesn't stand a chance to field that one, one run needed from 37 balls
    5.4 Harbhajan to Gibbs, two runs, wrapped up! drives it past bowler, takes an extra run of honour on the wicket for fun, the South African players storm out of the pavilion and celebrate the five-wicket win and final spot in this inaugural Beach World Cup

    Match over

    Man of the Match: HH Gibbs (SA) 108*, 1 catch

    Scorecards:

    India innings:
    R B 4 6
    SR Tendulkar*............c & b Ntini......46 19 3 0
    R Dravid+.......c Pollock....b Ntini.......2 2 0 0
    V Sehwag........run out (Boucher).........53 27 3 0
    Harbhajan Singh.c Gibbs......b Ntini.......5 6 0 0
    Zaheer Khan.....st Boucher...b Ntini.......0 1 0 0
    Total (all out, 55 balls)................106

    DNB: Zaheer Khan

    Bowling: Ntini 31-55-4, Pollock 24-51-0.

    South Africa innings (target: 107 from 80 balls):
    HH Gibbs.................not out.........108 44 7 1
    Total (for no wicket, 44 balls)..........108

    DNB: MV Boucher+, J Kallis, SM Pollock*, M Ntini.

    Bowling: Zaheer 24-62-0, Harbhajan 20-46-0.


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    That's all from Majorca - we hope to see you again tomorrow for the live coverage of the second semi-final between England and Pakistan
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    Welcome to Majorca again for the second Beach World Cup semi-final coverage, commentary for Cricketweb.net is by Samuel Vimes

    England, with Trescothick on 277 not out so far in this tournament, the leading batsman, and with Craig White and Andy Caddick in top form, face a Pakistani side that for once is without the great stars, but fight like a team

    We're up for a classic here, that's for sure

    Pakistan win the toss and elect to bat under the sun

    Here we go!

    0.1 Caddick to Inzamam, one run, well pulled by Inzy, stopped at mid-on
    0.2 Caddick to Inzamam, one run, edges it past the keeper
    0.3 Caddick to Inzamam, three runs, on the middle, a bit short, Inzy gets under it and whacks it uppishly to mid-on, fielders can't get under it and he whistles over the pitch thrice
    0.4 Caddick to Inzamam, three runs, outside off, uses his legs to twist the ball to square leg, no one picks it up
    0.5 Caddick to Inzamam, two runs, on leg, well struck, ball runs through mid-on and nearly to the rope, stops in the sand
    0.6 Caddick to Inzamam, FOUR, first boundary! full toss on the off stump, ball well struck but low, Flintoff only has to pick it up at mid-off but it trickles through his legs, Inzy lucky to get his first four
    0.7 Caddick to Inzamam, two runs, outside leg, Inzy gives it a gentle little nudge and no one has a chance, two easy runs there
    0.8 Caddick to Inzamam, three runs, should have been stopped but instead runs away to deep midwicket, not good

    Pakistan 19/0 (Inzamam-ul-Haq 19*, 8b, 1x4, 0x6)
    Stand of 19
    AR Caddick 8-19-0 - Palm Side End


    1.1 White to Inzamam, one run, excellent ball on middle, drives it back and White can't gather it
    1.2 White to Inzamam, two runs, well stopped at deep midwicket and thrown back with speed, nearly a run out that
    1.3 White to Inzamam, two runs, outside leg, struck nicely, Stewart throws himself but can't quite stop it, double
    1.4 White to Inzamam, FOUR, yet again a full toss, nice catching height, but Trescothick can't position himself quickly enough and it runs to long on boundary
    1.5 White to Inzamam, two runs, on middle, well timed drive there, right between the fielders
    1.6 White to Inzamam, one run, good length ball, has to push that one down gully to get a run
    1.7 White to Inzamam, two runs, on leg stump again and Inzamam obliges
    1.8 White to Inzamam, two runs, back to bowler, White loses it, can't pick it up again and Inzy trundles along for his second run

    Pakistan 35/0 (Inzamam-ul-Haq 35*, 16b, 2x4, 0x6)
    Stand of 35
    C White 8-16-0 - Ian Botham End


    2.1 Caddick to Inzamam, FOUR, short and wide outside leg, perfect height for Inzamam, one-bounce four to square leg
    2.2 Caddick to Inzamam, three runs, on the middle stump, okay delivery, excellently struck past mid-on, White didn't have a chance
    2.3 Caddick to Inzamam, SIX, shot! way too short ball on the middle stump, steps back to it, hooks it perfectly and it flies into the Mediterranean, new ball please!
    2.4 Caddick to Inzamam, two runs, better delivery but still not perfect, to mid-off, there is Trescothick and stops it, well done
    That's fifty in twenty balls - impressive
    2.5 Caddick to Inzamam, two runs, on middle stump, defends back to bowler, clumsily fielded, Inzy sprints for the second!
    2.6 Caddick to Inzamam, FOUR, poor Caddick is not doing well at all, this time way outside the off, Inzamam says thank you and lifts it straight, should maybe have been caught there?
    2.7 Caddick to Inzamam, two runs, Flintoff saves a couple of runs at mid-on
    2.8 Caddick to Inzamam, three runs, outside the off, beautifully struck, fielders don't have a chance, ball stops before the ropes, end of a very poorly delivered over

    Pakistan 61/0 (Inzamam-ul-Haq 61*, 24b, 4x4, 1x6)
    Stand of 61
    AR Caddick 16-45-0 - Palm Side End


    3.1 White to Inzamam, two runs, perfect strike through leg side, field doesn't have a chance
    3.2 White to Inzamam, one run, on the off, hits his pads and goes off, Trescothick picks it up and saves runs
    3.3 White to Inzamam, three runs, off his pads again, this time to square leg, no fielder there
    3.4 White to Inzamam, three runs, full toss on the middle, lifts it high, evades the field and buries deep into the sand, Inzamam strolls along for three
    3.5 White to Inzamam, two runs, drives it back past White who doesn't have a chance of stopping that
    3.6 White to Inzamam, two runs, on leg stump, struck well behind him, Stewart miscues it
    3.7 White to Inzamam, three runs, gets a nice bounce to mid-off, evades the fielder
    3.8 White to Inzaman, one run, short on middle, pulled to the on side, stopped by Caddick
    That's 279 in the tournament - he's the new top run-scorer

    Pakistan 78/0 (Inzamam-ul-Haq 78*, 32b, 4x4, 1x6)
    Stand of 78
    C White 16-33-0 - Ian Botham End


    4.1 Caddick to Inzamam, two runs, long hop on the off, nicely struck through leg side
    4.2 Caddick to Inzamam, FOUR, short ball, Inzamam charges down the pitch, lovely strike to point, bounces a couple of times before it goes over the rope, fifth four!
    4.3 Caddick to Inzamam, three runs, fuller ball, Inzamam strikes it firmly to mid on
    4.4 Caddick to Inzamam, one run, excellent yorker, Inzamam has to push it down gully to survive
    4.5 Caddick to Inzamam, two runs, bouncer, nicely cleared to mid on fielder
    4.6 Caddick to Inzamam, one run, pulled well to silly midwicket, there is Flintoff and stops it
    Not looking good for England at the moment
    4.7 Caddick to Inzamam, three runs, wide outside leg, shuffles his feet to it, gets hit on the pad and ball bounces to square leg
    4.8 Caddick to Inzamam, two runs, lovely edge, Stewart doesn't have a chance on that one

    Pakistan 96/0 (Inzamam-ul-Haq 96*, 40b, 5x4, 1x6)
    Stand of 96
    AR Caddick 24-63-0 - Palm Side End


    Match state: Drinks

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    drinks break is over - Craig White to bowl to Inzamam

    5.1 White to Inzamam, three runs, full toss, well taken on the volley and smacked to mid on
    5.2 White to Inzamam, three runs, and again! this time to the other side though, and a bit shorter ball - still too full though
    That's the century for Inzamam in just 42 balls - what are England gonna do here?
    5.3 White to Inzamam, one run, hit him on his pads, loud appeals, umpire says no, good decision - was pitching way outside off
    5.4 White to Inzamam, three runs, on leg stump, just the teensiest of touches from Inzy, beats Stewart and runs all the way down
    5.5 White to Inzamam, three runs, on middle, hooks it high to long off, Trescothick drops the hard ball
    5.6 White to Inzamam, SIX, long hop, goes back and pulls it over midwicket, high and wide, this time they get it before the Mediterranean
    5.7 White to Inzamam, two runs, short low ball, keeps low, edged past Stewart
    5.8 White to Inzamam, three runs, well done! was a full toss, calmly struck to mid off

    Pakistan 120/0 (Inzamam-ul-Haq 120*, 48b, 5x4, 2x6)
    Stand of 120
    C White 24-57-0 - Ian Botham End


    6.1 Caddick to Inzamam, SIX, way too short, gets punished with the hook, this time ball goes into the vegetation behind Caddick
    6.2 Caddick to Inzamam, one run, fuller ball and low, gets a thick edge, luckily it hits the sand before Stewart can get under it
    6.3 Caddick to Inzamam, two runs, half-volley on the middle, driven to mid on
    6.4 Caddick to Inzamam, FOUR, unlucky! excellent ball, very thick edge, high up in the air but Stewart miscues it and it bounces off behind him
    6.5 Caddick to Inzamam, SIX, shot! short ball, you don't give this man an inch, what a fantastic strike by Inzamam, England up s*** creek at the moment
    6.6 Caddick to Inzamam, FOUR, and again! gets down the pitch, hit safely to point
    6.7 Caddick to Inzamam, SIX, yet again! Caddick can't bowl at the moment, another short ball is viciously punished
    no slip fielders now, all at mid-on, mid-off or boundary
    6.8 Caddick to Inzamam, two runs, breathing room for England, edged where there should have been a first slip
    Caddick's spell is over - surely some English fans will like that

    Pakistan 151/0 (Inzamam-ul-Haq 151*, 56b, 7x4, 5x6)
    Stand of 151
    AR Caddick 32-94-0 - Palm Side End


    Flintoff to continue from the Ian Botham End
    7.1 Flintoff to Inzamam, one run, excellent ball, why didn't he bowl before? pushed down gully for the single
    7.2 Flintoff to Inzamam, two runs, outside off, drives it back past the bowler and out of range
    7.3 Flintoff to Inzamam, two runs, on the middle, full toss, but well struck
    7.4 Flintoff to Inzamam, FOUR, outside off again, edged by Inzamam, leaves everyone watching as it crawls to the rope
    7.5 Flintoff to Inzamam, SIX, shot! magnificent! charges forward to the short ball, then leans backwards and thrashes it, marvellous!
    7.6 Flintoff to Inzamam, two runs, drives to mid-on, easy second taken
    7.7 Flintoff to Inzamam, FOUR, and again! ball is way too short, drives it excellently, goes past the mid-on fielder and out
    7.8 Flintoff to Inzamam, three runs, yorker, doesn't help much, Inzy is on top of the world right now

    Pakistan 175/0 (Inzamam-ul-Haq 175*, 64b, 9x4, 6x6)
    Stand of 175
    A Flintoff 8-24-0 - Ian Botham End


    White moved to the palms now
    8.1 White to Inzamam, one run, what a ball, Inzy can only edge it, but Stewart can't gather it
    8.2 White to Inzamam, OUT, finally! White gets his reward, Inzy gets a thick edge, Stewart lashes onto it like a dragon and grabs the ball, terrific innings by Beefy comes to an end

    Pakistan 176/1, Stand of 176
    Inzamam-ul-Haq c Stewart b White 176 (66b, 9x4, 6x6)
    C White 26-58-1


    Rashid Latif joins the fray

    8.3 White to Rashid, one run, wonderful ball again, well struck, but good fielding at silly mid on
    8.4 White to Rashid, one run, and again! excellent ball from White, defended well, but stopped for a single
    8.5 White to Rashid, three runs, that was too wide outside the off, Rashid gets hit on the pads and it bounces to square leg
    8.6 White to Rashid, two runs, short ball, comes down the pitch, thrashes a hook shot but it's stopped at the boundary for two
    8.7 White to Rashid, three runs, hits on the legs again and bounces to covers, stops in the sand
    8.8 White to Rashid, SIX, sad end to a good over, ball is way too short, Rashid tanks him by hooking it way beyond long on, ball ends up 20 metres out in the waves

    Pakistan 192/1 (Rashid Latif 16*, 6b, 0x4, 1x6)
    Stand of 16
    C White 32-74-1 - Palm Side End


    Last over - can Flintoff do any better now?

    9.1 Flintoff to Rashid, two runs, very good ball, but can't stop it when it comes back off the bat
    9.2 Flintoff to Rashid, FOUR, honestly! ball is driven slowly and uppishly to mid-off, nobody can stop it, fielding is not up to scratch
    9.3 Flintoff to Rashid, FOUR, yet again! charges down the pitch, gets it uppishly to point and not a single English fielder in sight, 200 up for Pakistan
    9.4 Flintoff to Rashid, three runs, pounces on the short ball outside leg and sends it to long on
    9.5 Flintoff to Rashid, one run, good delivery, Rashid gets a thin edge, no chance to catch it for Stewart
    9.6 Flintoff to Rashid, two runs, good delivery, but can't field the return
    9.7 Flintoff to Rashid, one run, excellent again, very untidy strike by Rashid, but it's out of range of the field
    9.8 Flintoff To Rashid, two runs, well stopped at square leg to save two runs

    Pakistan 211/1 (Rashid Latif 35*, 14b, 2x4, 1x6)
    Stand of 35
    A Flintoff 16-43-0 - Ian Botham End


    Match state: Innings Break

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    Now, I bet you're all excited (not!) to hear how England performed against mighty Pakistan:

    Welcome back, England chasing an unlikely 212 off 80 balls, but may we remind you that Trescothick is yet to be deemed out in this tournament - he could win the match for England today

    And it's Waqar Younis to start bowling for Pakistan from the Palm End

    And they're off!

    0.1 Waqar to Trescothick, two runs, slightly short ball, drives it well and the bowler is helpless
    0.2 Waqar to Trescothick, one run, on the pads, huge appeal by Rashid behind the stumps, Bowden shakes his head
    0.3 Waqar to Trescothick, FOUR, full toss, hit back with a straight bat, lofted into the air, nobody gets under it and Mark Trescothick gets his first boundary
    0.4 Waqar to Trescothick, one run, short ball, but Trescothick can only edge it, goes past Rashid and it's a quick single
    0.5 Waqar to Trescothick, FOUR, short ball again, but poorly hit, goes through the legs of Razzaq and to the long off ropes
    0.6 Waqar to Trescothick, two runs, outside leg stump, guided further down the leg side
    0.7 Waqar to Trescothick, three runs, outside leg again, this time he uses his pads to get it to square leg, nice stuff
    0.8 Waqar to Trescothick, three runs, on middle, driven well by Trescothick to mid-off, no chance for the field

    England 20/0 (M Trescothick 20*, 8b, 2x4, 0x6, RRR: 192/9 = 21.33)
    Stand of 20
    Waqar Younis 8-20-0 - Palm Side End


    1.1 Wasim to Trescothick, three runs, full toss, well driven back to the bowler, goes through his legs and through everybody, unlikely three
    1.2 Wasim to Trescothick, three runs, shorter ball, hit off his pads again down gully
    1.3 Wasim to Trescothick, two runs, outside leg, between bowler and mid-on fielder, neither can quite grab it and the second is easy
    1.4 Wasim to Trescothick, two runs, outside off, edged by Trescothick, no one can grab it and it runs away
    1.5 Wasim to Trescothick, two runs, on the middle, hit down the leg side, runs fast now
    1.6 Wasim to Trescothick, three runs, does it again! hits well to mid off, Razzaq is there but can't quite field it
    1.7 Wasim to Trescothick, three runs, hit well all the way to long on, burrows down into the sand
    1.8 Wasim to Trescothick, two runs, drives back to the bowler and beyond

    England 40/0 (M Trescothick 40*, 16b, 2x4, 0x6, RRR: 172/8 = 21.50)
    Stand of 40
    Wasim Akram 8-20-0 - Ian Botham End


    2.1 Waqar to Trescothick, three runs, lifts it to long on, over everybody, stops in the sand before the rope
    2.2 Waqar to Trescothick, two runs, on leg, full toss, times it well, gets it to square leg
    2.3 Waqar to Trescothick, two runs, excellently struck, well stopped at boundary by Inzamam
    2.4 Waqar to Trescothick, two runs, excellent ball on middle, on the off, had to edge it, but gets it past the keeper
    2.5 Waqar to Trescothick, two runs, good length on leg, well bowled again by Waqar, and again well defended to mid on
    Fifty from 21 balls - one more than Inzamam
    2.6 Waqar to Trescothick, one run, poorly struck to mid off and has to sprint
    2.7 Waqar to Trescothick, two runs, short ball, can't exploit it, ball goes to long on, no third run there
    2.8 Waqar to Trescothick, FOUR, short ball, charges down the pitch and whacks it to covers, well done

    England 58/0 (M Trescothick 58*, 24b, 3x4, 0x6, RRR: 154/7 = 22.00)
    Stand of 58
    Waqar Younis 16-38-0 - Palm Side End


    3.1 Wasim to Trescothick, two runs, on the off, turns it to the leg side
    3.2 Wasim to Trescothick, two runs, on middle stump, full toss, high ball, could have gone for four but Inzamam lashes out, fantastic stop
    3.3 Wasim to Trescothick, one run, perfect line and length, can only get a thin edge, Rashid can't gather it
    3.4 Wasim to Trescothick, two runs, on middle, half-volley, can't exploit it properly
    3.5 Wasim to Trescothick, three runs, on leg stump, Trescothick twists his pads slightly and the ball sails to cover, stopped at boundary by Razzaq
    3.6 Wasim to Trescothick, three runs, at least he tries, drives it past mid on, should really have been run out but Waqar's throw is poor
    3.7 Wasim to Trescothick, two runs, denied! again Razzaq stops it at the boundary, he's all over that rope
    3.8 Wasim to Trescothick, SIX, excellent! Wasim lapses in his delivery, Trescothick sees his chance, steps back before punishing Wasim and Pakistan with a hook, England still in with a shout?

    England 79/0 (M Trescothick 79*, 32b, 3x4, 1x6, RRR: 133/6 = 22.16)
    Stand of 79
    Wasim Akram 16-41-0 - Ian Botham End


    4.1 Waqar to Trescothick, two runs, yorker, drives it back with the straight bat, gets a funny bounce and isn't gathered properly, second run taken
    4.2 Waqar to Trescothick, two runs, yorker again, Trescothick edges it but Rashid miscues it, it runs away and the second run is taken with ease
    4.3 Waqar to Trescothick, three runs, a bit shorter and Trescothick pounces, hacks it to mid-on and sprints like the devil is on his heels for the third
    4.4 Waqar to Trescothick, two runs, short ball, can't quite run that quickly this time
    4.5 Waqar to Trescothick, three runs, outside the leg stump, towards long on, Razzaq saves another run with good fielding
    4.6 Waqar to Trescothick, one run, whoops! thick edge there, luckily for Trescothick and England Rashid can't gather it, another run on the scoreboard
    4.7 Waqar to Trescothick, two runs, excellent line and length, drives it back past the bowler, can't get the third run
    4.8 Waqar to Trescothick, FOUR, last ball of the over equals boundary! this time a drive with a straight bat, bounces to long off, nice end to the over

    England 98/0 (M Trescothick 98*, 40b, 4x4, 1x6, RRR: 114/5 = 22.80)
    Stand of 98
    Waqar Younis 24-57-0 - Palm Side End


    Still no crisis for England - Pakistan were 96/0 at this stage - they then had 24, 31, 24, 17, 19 from their last overs - drinks are taken

    Match state: Drinks


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    5.1 Wasim to Trescothick, three runs, three figures too! lifts it to mid on, beats Razzaq for once, 100 for England
    Trescothick at 379 in the tournament - one more than Inzamam
    5.2 Wasim to Trescothick, three runs, and again! this time to the opposite side, and runs three like an Olympic sprinter
    5.3 Wasim to Trescothick, two runs, past the bowler and out, looks for the third but it just isn't there
    5.4 Wasim to Trescothick, three runs, England are lucky! ball trickles through legs of Waqar at silly mid on and out
    5.5 Wasim to Trescothick, three runs, outside off, can't quite get it to the boundary but still excellent
    5.6 Wasim to Trescothick, three runs, full toss, marvellously struck, no chance for the field at all, burrows into the sand a couple of yards from the rope
    5.7 Wasim to Trescothick, three runs, short of a length and on leg, this time a nice little flick, sends it to deep backward square leg, sixth three of the over!
    5.8 Wasim to Trescothick, three runs, lifts it over the fielders at mid on, seventh three from eight balls

    England 121/0 (M Trescothick 121*, 48b, 4x4, 1x6, RRR: 91/4 = 22.75)
    Stand of 121
    Wasim Akram 24-64-0 - Ian Botham End


    6.1 Waqar to Trescothick, three runs, Pakistani field is lapsing a bit now, gives Trescothick another run
    401 not out in three games for Trescothick
    6.2 Waqar to Trescothick, three runs, overthrown! was a single there, Rashid can't get it, Trescothick sprints for an extra couple
    6.3 Waqar to Trescothick, one run, revenge is sweet, this time Trescothick trips over something as he runs along, still manages to get his bat to the crease
    6.4 Waqar to Trescothick, three runs, back again! this time to long off, no fielder anywhere near it, tenth three from 12 balls!
    6.5 Waqar to Trescothick, OUT, oh dear! yorker, wide outside leg, tries to hammer it but can only get a thin outside edge, finally Rashid holds on to an edge, they're all storming out to congratulate Rashid, end of a very fine innings, average 408 in this Cup for Trescothick, is this the end of England?

    England 131/1, Stand of 131
    M Trescothick c Rashid b Waqar 131 (53b, 4x4, 1x6)
    Waqar Younis 29-67-1


    Alec Stewart comes on

    6.6 Waqar to Stewart, two runs, driven to mid on, looks desperately around for the third but it just isn't there
    6.7 Waqar to Stewart, two runs, this time to square leg, very well fielded, has to lash his bat out in sheer desperation, it's good says the video umpire
    6.8 Waqar to Stewart, two runs, outside leg, slight nudge from Stewart sends it right away from all fielders

    England 137/1 (AJ Stewart 6*, 3b, 0x4, 0x6. RRR: 75/3 = 25.00)
    Stand of 6
    Waqar Younis 32-73-1 - Palm Side End


    Abdul Razzaq to take over from Wasim

    7.1 Razzaq to Stewart, one run, good ball, slight edge but the keeper can't get it this time
    7.2 Razzaq to Stewart, two runs, short of a length, well driven to long on but Waqar stops it
    7.3 Razzaq to Stewart, one run, good delivery, defended to silly mid on where Razzaq gets it
    7.4 Razzaq to Stewart, two runs, outside leg, nearly to long on but Waqar stops it again
    7.5 Razzaq to Stewart, two runs, on the middle, sends it hard and low to mid-off only to be stopped by Wasim
    7.6 Razzaq to Stewart, one run, well delivered, on the middle, driven right back, stopped quickly, surely that was the end of all English hopes?
    7.7 Razzaq to Stewart, one run, pushes it down gully to safety, quickly picked up
    7.8 Razzaq to Stewart, three runs, finally! lifts it over the mid-on fielder, he struggles to get it, Stewart sprints across for three

    England 150/1 (AJ Stewart 19*, 11b, 0x4, 0x6. RRR: 62/2 = 31.00)
    Stand of 19
    Abdul Razzaq 8-13-0 - Ian Botham End


    Wasim moves to the palms for his last over

    8.1 Wasim to Stewart, one run, denied! Wasim makes an excellent stop to a hard ball
    8.2 Wasim to Stewart, two runs, ball to long on but not quite to the rope, Waqar throws it quickly back
    8.3 Wasim to Stewart, three runs, finally some luck for Stewart but of course it's too late, Inzamam lets the ball through his legs
    8.4 Wasim to Stewart, three runs, a fair go! smacks it hard to mid on, Inzamam throws it back after a bit of a hassle but Stewart has completed his third by then
    8.5 Wasim to Stewart, two runs, short of a length, back past the bowler, third run just isn't there, Alec
    8.6 Wasim to Stewart, three runs, good flick past the keeper, why wasn't your last over like this?
    8.7 Wasim to Stewart, one run, edged the ball, keeper can't gather it cleanly
    8.8 Wasim to Stewart, three runs, towards mid off, Waqar is there but can't get it thrown back quickly enough, well run

    England 168/1 (AJ Stewart 37*, 19b, 0x4, 0x6. RRR: 44/2 = 44.00)
    Stand of 37
    Wasim Akram 32-82-0 - Palm Side End


    Last over of England's tournament?

    9.1 Razzaq to Stewart, one run, that's it, no extras in beach cricket and Pakistan has won, England can't make 43 from 7 balls
    9.2 Razzaq to Stewart, three runs, lifts it past the mid on fielders
    9.3 Razzaq to Stewart, one run, pulls it, but stopped for a single by the bowler
    9.4 Razzaq to Stewart, three runs, off his pads to square leg
    9.5 Razzaq to Stewart, three runs, drives the full toss to mid on
    9.6 Razzaq to Stewart, FOUR, finally! he deserved that! full delivery, outside leg, smashes it to square leg again, eventually it crosses the rope
    9.7 Razzaq to Stewart, one run, slow ball, not much in that
    9.8 Razzaq to Stewart, two runs, and England's keeper finishes with an edge through to Rashid, Rashid is stretching his arms to the sky already, they're through to the final with South Africa

    Match State: Match over

    Man of the match of course Inzamam-ul-Haq after his 176 knock, needs 30 more than Trescothick to become run-scorer of the tournament

    Thank you for following our live coverage, and hope you'll be with us for the final in Sydney next week. For now, good night from Majorca!

    Scorecards:

    Pakistan innings:
    Inzamam-ul-Haq*.c Stewart....b White.....176 66 9 6
    Rashid Latif+........... not out..........35 14 2 1
    Total (for 1 wicket, 80 balls)...........211

    DNB: Abdul Razzaq, Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis

    Bowling: Caddick 32-94-0, White 32-74-1, Flintoff 16-43-0.

    England innings (target: 212 from 80 balls):
    M Trescothick...c Rashid.....b Waqar.....131 53 4 1
    AJ Stewart+*.............not out..........55 27 1 0
    Total (for 1 wicket, 80 balls)...........186

    DNB: A Flintoff, C White, AR Caddick

    Bowling: Waqar 32-73-1, Wasim 32-82-0, Razzaq 16-31-0

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    Yeah, yeah. Why do I go on. But there are only two games left now, one being the very important third place play-off:
    India v England

    At a sunny Tenerife, Mark Trescothick looked to continue on his excellent knocks from before as his England side faced India. However, a greatly turning ball from Zaheer found its way into his off stump with the third ball (4 for 1 after 3 balls). Alec Stewart, who failed to hit the runs when needed against Pakistan, now whacked Zaheer and Harbhajan all over the park with a number of boundaries. After the 2nd over, Harbhajan had figures of 0/25 as Stewart had leisurely moved to 37 runs off just 13 balls. Two more fours and a six in the next over moved the English score to 67/1 in 3 overs, and India looked in tatters. Stewart proceeded to his century in 30 balls, and then made a mark on the Tenerife crowd with five consecutive sixes! At the end of the sixth over, he had punished Harbhajan and Zaheer for a total of 151 runs off just 45 balls, bringing England to the fantastic score of 155 for 1 with four overs left. Four successive boundaries in the 7th over brought the scoreboard to 180, and he put 200 up with the 61st ball of the over after a lovely four. Two balls later, he secured his own double century, still with 17 balls to go of the innings. Harbhajan eventually managed to trap him lbw for 208 two balls later, but the damage was already done. Andrew Flintoff hit a boundary-less 26 from 14 balls to bring the English score to a nearly impenetrable 238 for 2.

    Sachin Tendulkar had to risk everything chasing this monumental target, and started out well, hitting a four mostly thanks to Mark Trescothick's poor fielding. The first over consisted of three fours and a further thirteen runs, giving India a glimmer of hope. Another three fours were hit in the second over, one of them a spectacular hook that bounced just before the long on boundary, but Craig White limited him to 22 in that over. Tendulkar's first six came with the 20th ball (60 for 0), and with another six and a four, India were in a position to win this (74 for 0 after 3 overs). Two sixes followed in the next over, but Craig White was clearly the better bowler today as he limited Sachin to 21 in the 4th over. With an edged boundary, Tendulkar made 102 on his 34th ball, and England desperately needed a wicket. Instead, Tendulkar punished them further, hitting 31 off poor Andy Caddick. Five consecutive boundaries started the fifth over, four six and one four, and another six plus some runs brought the Indian score to a towering 164 off 6 overs. A fairly poor 7th over, with only 25 runs, gave England some hope, but the fact remained that India only needed 50 off 24 balls. He made the double century with the 59th ball, only to get a thin outside edge to Stewart off the bowling of Flintoff to stop at 203. Still, India only needed 36 from 20, and Rahul Dravid would be the man to provide this. And so he did, in style, hitting fours and sixes all over the park and winning the bronze for India with a splendid forty off ten balls. India's strike rate was 347 in the 4-wicket win - this corresponds to 278 runs!

    Scorecards:

    England innings:
    M Trescothick................b Zaheer......4(3)
    AJ Stewart+*....lbw..........b Harbhajan.208(63)
    A Flintoff...............not out..........26(14)
    Total (for 2 wickets, 80 balls)..........238

    DNB: C White, AR Caddick.

    Bowling: Zaheer 32-97-1, Harbhajan 32-96-1, Sehwag 16-45-0

    India innings:
    SR Tendulkar....c Stewart....b Flintoff..203(60)
    R Dravid.................not out..........40(10)
    Total (for 1 wicket, 70 balls)...........243

    DNB: V Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan.

    Bowling: Caddick 32-106-0, White 30-111-0, Flintoff 8-26-1.


    India v Pakistan to follow tomorrow if I get time...

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    Add to that his aggression of 1, I believe, and there's something seriously weird with the code :P

    Of course, it's South Africa that's playing Pakistan tomorrow, not India...*kicks self repeatedly*

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    Originally posted by Samuel_Vimes
    Add to that his aggression of 1, I believe, and there's something seriously weird with the code :P
    Ah well, these things happen.

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    Originally posted by Samuel_Vimes


    Of course, it's South Africa that's playing Pakistan tomorrow, not India...*kicks self repeatedly*
    Nones playing"tomorrow"
    Or something.

    RIP Fardin Qayyumi (AKA "cricket player"; "Bob"), 1/11/1990 - 15/4/2006

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    Originally posted by jamee999
    Nones playing"tomorrow"
    Yeah, have been busy, OK? Was ill the whole of yesterday, 39 in fever and stuff...otherwise I would have done it. It'll be up later today, promise.

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    Sorry Sam good story though

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    Cheers jamee, how is Pak v Aus coming along?

    Anyway, here are the first five overs

    The big final! South Africa v Pakistan

    Welcome to Sydney, New South Wales, Australia for this Beach World Cup Final!

    South Africa, who have been strong so far in this tournament and won all three matches in style, face a Pakistani side where Inzamam has scored 378 runs so far and has been the key member of the line-up

    Ntini, who took 4-55 against India a week ago, will surely try to repeat this feat today - the SA bowlers have been very good in this tournament

    Pakistan have won the toss, it seems, and Inzamam will have a bat - probably a wise choice on this flat wicket

    Pakistan team: Inzamam-ul-Haq*, Rashid Latif+, Abdul Razzaq, Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis
    South Africa team: HH Gibbs, MV Boucher+, JH Kallis, SM Pollock*, M Ntini

    Ntini is ready with the ball

    0.1 Ntini to Inzamam, FOUR, good ball on middle, Inzamam takes a wild slash at it, Gibbs should have caught that at mid off, it flies past him and to the ropes with a bounce, lucky escape there!
    0.2 Ntini to Inzamam, two runs, a bit short on leg stump, guided further through with an easy flick, walks both
    0.3 Ntini to Inzamam, two runs, again on leg stump, gets a nice controlled edge to it, no chance, down to square leg, stopped at the boundary
    0.4 Ntini to Inzamam, two runs, on middle, drives it back past the bowler comfortably
    0.5 Ntini to Inzamam, three runs, good ball on leg, well connected and smacks it to mid off, nobody there to gather it
    0.6 Ntini to Inzamam, two runs, nice delivery, Inzamam gives it a nice little flick and it's through the leg side for the couple
    0.7 Ntini to Inzamam, two runs, gets a thick edge, evades Boucher and runs down gully
    0.8 Ntini to Inzamam, FOUR, short ball, charges down the pitch, hammers it to point

    Pakistan 21/0 (Inzamam-ul-Haq 21*, 8b, 2x4, 0x6)
    Stand of 21
    Ntini 8-21-0


    1.1 Pollock to Inzamam, two runs, well timed shot and struck well to mid on
    1.2 Pollock to Inzamam, three runs, struck on pads, gets it to square leg
    1.3 Pollock to Inzamam, one run, on the off, good length, has to push it down gully, Boucher gathers it and only a single
    1.4 Pollock to Inzamam, OUT, yorker on middle stump, Inzamam comes forward and tries to heave it, he's beaten and it trickles into his stumps, what a delivery from Pollock, this could be interesting now!

    Pakistan 27/1, Stand of 27
    Inzamam-ul-Haq b Pollock 27 (12b, 2x4, 0x6)
    Pollock 4-6-1


    Young keeper-bat Rashid to step in

    1.5 Pollock to Rashid, one run, good ball, hits him on his pads, easy single taken
    1.6 Pollock to Rashid, one run, gets a thin edge, Boucher can't gather it cleanly as it bounces right in front of him
    1.7 Pollock to Rashid, three runs, on leg, a bit short, bounces up to his pads, he flicks it to square leg and runs three very quickly
    1.8 Pollock to Rashid, three runs, good ball, struck to mid on, poor fielding there gives Rashid an extra couple

    Pakistan 35/1 (Rashid Latif 8*, 4b, 0x4, 0x6)
    Stand of 8
    Pollock 8-14-1


    2.1 Ntini to Rashid, two runs, short ball, well timed, looked to go for a six, well stopped to save valuable runs
    2.2 Ntini to Rashid, two runs, good ball, times it well again, goes through mid on, couple runs there
    2.3 Ntini to Rashid, three runs, off his legs to cover
    2.4 Ntini to Rashid, two runs, down the leg side again, gets a nick to it and guides it away from the keeper
    2.5 Ntini to Rashid, two runs, a further two runs on the board as the ball is steered to long on
    2.6 Ntini to Rashid, one run, driven hard past the bowler, well stopped there
    2.7 Ntini to Rashid, two runs, gets a thick edge, goes past Boucher, safe
    2.8 Ntini to Rashid, three runs, drives it past mid on, no chance for the fielders, stopped at boundary

    Pakistan 52/1 (Rashid Latif 25*, 12b, 0x4, 0x6)
    Stand of 25
    Ntini 16-38-0


    3.1 Pollock to Rashid, three runs, short ball, struck well and hard to long on
    3.2 Pollock to Rashid, one run, good ball, defended with a straight bat, runs the quickest single in the history of beach cricket
    3.3 Pollock to Rashid, one run, good ball, driven uppishly back, Pollock tries to catch it but drops it and Rashid gets the single
    3.4 Pollock to Rashid, FOUR, shot! short and wide outside leg stump, steps back and turns it to square leg, first boundary for Rashid, well played!
    3.5 Pollock to Rashid, two runs, drives it over the bowler and to long on
    3.6 Pollock to Rashid, SIX, fantastic! ball is way too short, steps back and hooks it, that one is on course for New Zealand, what a stroke!
    3.7 Pollock to Rashid, one run, anticlimax that, very controlled push down gully, single run
    3.8 Pollock to Rashid, two runs, past the bowler and out

    Pakistan 72/1 (Rashid Latif 45*, 20b, 1x4, 1x6)
    Stand of 45
    Pollock 16-34-1


    4.1 Ntini to Rashid, FOUR, short again, gets on to it early and whips it to point, no chance for the fielders, crosses the rope
    4.2 Ntini to Rashid, one run, outside off, thick edge, keeper can't get to it, that was 50 in 22 balls
    4.3 Ntini to Rashid, FOUR, full toss, smacks it to square leg, bounces once
    4.4 Ntini to Rashid, two runs, full ball again, guided away from the keeper and the couple is ripe for the taking
    4.5 Ntini to Rashid, three runs, good length ball, drives it a bit uppishly to the on side, nobody can get under it properly and he runs three
    4.6 Ntini to Rashid, three runs, fuller ball, same stroke to long on
    4.7 Ntini to Rashid, three runs, well pulled to mid off by Rashid, this is turning out nicely for Pakistan
    4.8 Ntini to Rashid, one run, tries to heave it to the ropes, well stopped there

    Pakistan 93/1 (Rashid Latif 66*, 28b, 3x4, 1x6)
    Stand of 66
    Ntini 24-59-0

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    5.1 Pollock to Rashid, OUT, good length on middle stump, well struck to mid on, Gibbs has a difficult chance but holds onto it well, Pollock strikes, could this be the start of something for SA?

    Pakistan 93/2, Stand of 66
    Rashid Latif c Gibbs b Pollock 66 (28b, 3x4, 1x6)
    Pollock 17-34-2


    Abdul Razzaq is the new batsman

    5.2 Pollock to Abdul, two runs, good length ball on leg stump, gets a thin edge to veer it away from the keeper
    5.3 Pollock to Abdul, FOUR, shot! too short ball, Abdul charges down the pitch and hammers it to point, no chance for the fielders
    5.4 Pollock to Abdul, one run, slow ball down gully, can only run the single
    5.5 Pollock to Abdul, one run, full toss, gets a thick edge past the keeper, lucky there, that's 100 up for Pakistan
    5.6 Pollock to Abdul, three runs, lifts it uppishly to the on side, hangs in the air for a while and nobody can get under it, he's safe
    5.7 Pollock to Abdul, one run, off his pads and runs a quick single
    5.8 Pollock to Abdul, one run, hit on pads, can't get the couple, nice try though

    Pakistan 106/2 (Abdul Razzaq 13*, 7b, 1x4, 0x6)
    Stand of 13
    Pollock 24-47-2


    6.1 Ntini to Abdul, one run, short ball, on the off, can only push it down gully
    6.2 Ntini to Abdul, one run, on leg, hits his pads and bounces off
    6.3 Ntini to Abdul, two runs, well guided through leg side for a couple
    6.4 Ntini to Abdul, two runs, on middle, gets a controlled nick and it steers down leg side
    6.5 Ntini to Abdul, three runs, good ball, slashes at it, misfielded at mid on
    6.6 Ntini to Abdul, three runs, back in control, good stroke to mid off and he hits three
    6.7 Ntini to Abdul, FOUR, fine length but a bit too wide outside leg, takes advantage and strikes it to square leg, nobody can get onto it and it rolls to the boundary
    6.8 Ntini to Abdul, two runs, on middle, hits it back with a straight bat

    Pakistan 124/2 (Abdul Razzaq 31*, 15b, 2x4, 0x6)
    Stand of 31
    Ntini 32-77-0


    Ntini's spell over - ball is given to Kallis

    7.1 Kallis to Abdul, one run, good ball on the off, can only hit it back to the bowler, doesn't gather it cleanly and he's safe for now
    7.2 Kallis to Abdul, one run, a bit short on leg, can't quite exploit it and he gets hit on the pads, not very impressive
    7.3 Kallis to Abdul, three runs, flicked past the keeper and down to backward square leg, Ntini ran well to stop that
    7.4 Kallis to Abdul, one run, wide outside the off, gets a thick edge, Boucher can't gather it
    7.5 Kallis to Abdul, two runs, timed nicely to the on side, walks the second
    7.6 Kallis to Abdul, two runs, drives it back past the bowler with a straight bat
    7.7 Kallis to Abdul, three runs, short ball, lots of bounce, slashes at it and it goes to backward square leg
    7.8 Kallis to Abdul, two runs, good ball, a bit wide outside leg, turns it to square leg but stopped at the boundary

    Pakistan 139/2 (Abdul Razzaq 46*, 23b, 2x4, 0x6)
    Stand of 46
    Kallis 8-15-0


    Pollock's last over

    8.1 Pollock to Abdul, SIX, stylish! ball is a bit short and a bit wide, steps back before thrashing it to the long on boundary, that ball's gone to the whales, fifty for Abdul in 24 balls!
    8.2 Pollock to Abdul, SIX, take that! again! this time ball is way too short, Abdul Razzaq is not one to be asked twice and he smashes it to cover, didn't bounce now either, what a stroke, could these be the winning runs for Pakistan? 150 up anyway
    8.3 Pollock to Abdul, one run, better ball but still too wide, edges it past the keeper and wide, lucky escape
    8.4 Pollock to Abdul, two runs, short ball again, on leg, Abdul is more benevolent this time, through the leg side and out
    8.5 Pollock to Abdul, three runs, well timed shot, well connected towards mid off for three runs
    8.6 Pollock to Abdul, three runs, misfielded at point, gets a cheap couple of runs there, SA in all kinds of trouble, can't even field now
    8.7 Pollock to Abdul, one run, good ball on the off, tries to smash it but gets a thick edge, lucky escape
    8.8 Pollock to Abdul, two runs, safely guided through the leg side

    Pakistan 163/2 (Abdul Razzaq 70*, 31b, 2x4, 2x6)
    Stand of 70
    Pollock 32-71-2


    Final over - bet SA would like to get that wicket now

    9.1 Kallis to Abdul, SIX, take that! marvellous stuff, a splendid hook past long off and into the crowd, caught by an SA fan who desperately appeals, turned down of course
    9.2 Kallis to Abdul, one run, tries to pull it, well stopped at silly mid on
    9.3 Kallis to Abdul, FOUR, too wide outside the off, nice stroke, well timed to square leg, runs away to the boundary again
    9.4 Kallis to Abdul, two runs, well connected, times it to mid on, nobody can catch it
    9.5 Kallis to Abdul, three runs, ball trickles through the legs of Gibbs at mid off
    9.6 Kallis to Abdul, one run, edges it past the keeper and takes another run
    9.7 Kallis to Abdul, SIX, bang! full toss, steps back, then whips it out to sea, loads of expense for balls here, that's the third one that's been lost in the waves
    9.8 Kallis to Abdul, one run, bit of an anticlimax that, pushes it down gully, tries to get the 2nd run which isn't there, innings over

    Pakistan 187/2 (Abdul Razzaq 94*, 39b, 3x4, 4x6)
    Stand of 94
    Kallis 16-39-0


    Match State: Innings Break

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    Razzaq continues his big-hitting form...

    Go South Africa!
    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."


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