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3rd Test: India v Pakistan at Bangalore, Dec 8-12, 2007 - Day 5


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  • 37.4 Mohammad Sami to Ganguly, FOUR, Streaky! short of a length and outside the off, Ganguly plays a forcing shot with an angled bat, again the ball does not rise and takes the inside edge and narrowly misses the stumps before sliding away towards fine-leg.
    India 137/2 SC Ganguly 68* (80b 10x4 1x6) Mohammad Sami 11.4-1-41-0


  • 38.5 Shoaib Akhtar to Dravid, FOUR, short of a length and outside the off stump, this one bounces a fair bit, Dravid stands tall and plays the ball away to the off side ... The gully fielder picks up and throws towards the stumps at the bowler's end. Yousuf is backing up and lets the ball through his feet for a freebie four.
    India 141/2 R Dravid 39* (95b 6x4) Shoaib Akhtar 9.5-3-25-1


  • 45.1 Danish Kaneria to Ganguly, FOUR, tossed up and outside the off, Ganguly niftily comes down the pitch, gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it back past mid-off. Well played.
    India 159/2 SC Ganguly 79* (113b 11x4 1x6) Danish Kaneria 10.1-0-36-0


  • 48.5 Mohammad Sami to Ganguly, FOUR, clobbered! Sami sends down a half-tracker and Ganguly pulls from outside off stump, powerfully, through the gap at midwicket for four.
    India 174/2 SC Ganguly 89* (127b 12x4 1x6) Mohammad Sami 13.5-1-49-0


  • 56.3 Mohammad Sami to Laxman, FOUR, overpitched and on the pads, Laxman punishes that with a caress that races away to the midwicket fence.
    India 189/5 VVS Laxman 7* (14b 1x4) Mohammad Sami 17.3-1-58-2


  • 56.4 Mohammad Sami to Laxman, FOUR, short of a length and outside the off, this is another Laxman special, coaxed through cover-point off the back foot. Elegant and super efficient.
    India 193/5 VVS Laxman 11* (15b 2x4) Mohammad Sami 17.4-1-62-2


  • 57.3 Danish Kaneria to Karthik, FOUR, And another. This time Karthik flicks against the turn but makes good connection and beats the fielder on the ropes at square-leg.
    India 203/5 KD Karthik 10* (6b 1x4 1x6) Danish Kaneria 16.3-2-54-1


  • 57.6 Danish Kaneria to Karthik, FOUR, Down the pitch comes Karthik and takes this one on as well. He gets to the pitch of the ball and heaves this over midwicket with a wristy touch.
    India 207/5 KD Karthik 14* (9b 2x4 1x6) Danish Kaneria 17-2-58-1


  • 59.4 Danish Kaneria to Karthik, FOUR, well outside the leg stump, Karthik has no problem with that, planting his foot down and sweeps hard. Once he beats the infield the ball races away to the fine-leg fence.
    India 213/5 KD Karthik 18* (16b 3x4 1x6) Danish Kaneria 17.4-2-63-1


  • 64.1 Shoaib Akhtar to Pathan, FOUR, on the up and through extra cover, confident shot frmo Pathan. That will help India get going after lunch.
    India 231/5 IK Pathan 5* (6b 1x4) Shoaib Akhtar 15.1-6-35-1


  • 64.5 Shoaib Akhtar to Karthik, FOUR, short of a good length and outside the off stump, again the ball does not bounce too much as Karthik drives away from his body and gets a thick inside edge down to fine-leg.
    India 236/5 KD Karthik 28* (31b 4x4 1x6) Shoaib Akhtar 15.5-6-40-1


  • 65.1 Danish Kaneria to Pathan, FOUR, very full and outside the off stump, driven inside out to cover all along the ground.
    India 240/5 IK Pathan 10* (10b 2x4) Danish Kaneria 20.1-2-75-1


  • 67.6 Danish Kaneria to Karthik, FOUR, down the leg side and Karthik sweeps that hard, it beats the man at short fine-leg.
    India 255/5 KD Karthik 36* (38b 5x4 1x6) Danish Kaneria 22-2-82-1


  • 69.1 Danish Kaneria to Karthik, FOUR, short of a length and plenty of width outside the off, Karthik jumps back and across and cuts the ball away in front of point. Positive stroke from Karthik and the results come as the ball beats the fielder to the ropes.
    India 259/5 KD Karthik 40* (39b 6x4 1x6) Danish Kaneria 22.1-2-86-1


  • 69.6 Danish Kaneria to Karthik, FOUR, short of a length and outside the off stump, Karthik goes back and across and cuts just backward of point.
    India 267/5 KD Karthik 44* (44b 7x4 1x6) Danish Kaneria 23-2-90-1


  • 70.4 Yasir Arafat to Pathan, FOUR, full and on the toes, Pathan waits on the ball and flicks effortlessly to wide long-on.
    India 271/5 IK Pathan 16* (31b 3x4) Yasir Arafat 10.4-3-42-1


  • 76.2 Yasir Arafat to Karthik, FOUR, nice half-volley on off stump, he drives straight back past the stumps for four to raise a confidence-boosting half-century.
    India 284/5 KD Karthik 52* (66b 8x4 1x6) Yasir Arafat 13.2-3-49-1


  • Day 5: Pakistan 2nd innings | India 2nd innings




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  • 1.3 Sharma to Yasir Hameed, FOUR, short of a length and outside the off once more, again a hint of movement in, defended watchfully.
    Pakistan 4/0 Yasir Hameed 4* (3b 1x4) I Sharma 0.3-0-4-0


  • 5.5 Kumble to Salman Butt, FOUR, Dropped! quick one outside the off, Butt prods at the ball, thick outside edge that flies past Dravid at first slip. Finally Butt is off the mark, not how he'd have liked to get going though.
    Pakistan 11/0 Salman Butt 4* (22b 1x4) A Kumble 0.5-0-5-0


  • 8.1 Pathan to Yasir Hameed, FOUR, short one dug in, Hameed goes for the pull even with the fielder out at fine-leg, Hameed is not in control of the shot and it goes up in the air but lands safely.
    Pakistan 15/0 Yasir Hameed 11* (20b 2x4) IK Pathan 4.1-4-4-0


  • 8.3 Pathan to Yasir Hameed, FOUR, short of a length and outside the off, Hameed goes for the pull again, this time off a thick bottom edge down past the keeper.
    Pakistan 19/0 Yasir Hameed 15* (22b 3x4) IK Pathan 4.3-4-8-0


  • 8.4 Pathan to Yasir Hameed, FOUR, Take that! Much better from Hameed. This is outside the off and a fraction short. Hameed goes back and punches elegantly through cover.
    Pakistan 23/0 Yasir Hameed 19* (23b 4x4) IK Pathan 4.4-4-12-0


  • 10.3 Pathan to Yasir Hameed, FOUR, short of a driving length and on the pads, Hameed waits on the ball and flicks it late, the timing and placement are excellent and the ball runs away through midwicket.
    Pakistan 27/0 Yasir Hameed 23* (28b 5x4) IK Pathan 5.3-4-16-0


  • 11.5 Kumble to Yasir Hameed, FOUR, just short of a length and this time Hameed plays well, rocking back and cutting down past slip. That's a good shot.
    Pakistan 34/0 Yasir Hameed 30* (36b 6x4) A Kumble 1.5-0-11-0


  • 11.6 Kumble to Yasir Hameed, FOUR, googly this time and Hameed picks it. He decides to go after the ball, launching it over mid-on for a boundary.
    Pakistan 38/0 Yasir Hameed 34* (37b 7x4) A Kumble 2-0-15-0


  • 13.2 Kumble to Yasir Hameed, FOUR, down the pitch, flashed over midwicket, Hameed taking Kumble on here and for the moment is being successful.
    Pakistan 44/0 Yasir Hameed 39* (40b 8x4) A Kumble 2.2-0-19-0


  • 15.2 Kumble to Faisal Iqbal, FOUR, overpitched and down the leg side, Faisal helps this round the corner for an easy four.
    Pakistan 52/2 Faisal Iqbal 4* (2b 1x4) A Kumble 3.2-0-23-2


  • 20.4 Harbhajan Singh to Faisal Iqbal, FOUR, slower through the air, far outside the off, this one is flayed through cover by Faisal. Not the best of deliveries and got what it deserved.
    Pakistan 69/2 Faisal Iqbal 18* (23b 2x4) Harbhajan Singh 4.4-1-15-0


  • 20.5 Harbhajan Singh to Faisal Iqbal, FOUR, And more runs as Harbhajan drifts onto leg and Faisal sweeps nicely down to fine-leg.
    Pakistan 73/2 Faisal Iqbal 22* (24b 3x4) Harbhajan Singh 4.5-1-19-0


  • 22.1 Sharma to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, short of a good length and outside the off stump, Misbah has no trouble moving across and uppercutting the ball over point for four easy runs.
    Pakistan 78/3 Misbah-ul-Haq 5* (4b 1x4) I Sharma 4.1-3-10-0


  • 22.5 Sharma to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, short and wide once more, again Misbah has no trouble in cutting over point ... not very smart bowling from Ishant.
    Pakistan 82/3 Misbah-ul-Haq 9* (8b 2x4) I Sharma 4.5-3-14-0


  • 24.1 Sharma to Faisal Iqbal, FOUR, nice shot, as Faisal gets up on the toes quickly and drives a shorter one uppishly off the back foot, picking the gap behind point and the ball speeds away.
    Pakistan 89/3 Faisal Iqbal 29* (33b 4x4) I Sharma 5.1-3-18-0


  • 24.4 Sharma to Faisal Iqbal, FOUR, attempted yorker ends up a low full toss and Faisal just pushes that past mid-off, no one had a chance of stopping that.
    Pakistan 93/3 Faisal Iqbal 33* (36b 5x4) I Sharma 5.4-3-22-0


  • 25.2 Kumble to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, touch shorter and faster, stays low outside off but Misbah plays it late through the big vacancy between slip and gully for four.
    Pakistan 97/3 Misbah-ul-Haq 13* (12b 3x4) A Kumble 8.2-1-35-3


  • 25.4 Kumble to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, looks like the top spinner, quickly sitting up and almost beating Misbah, but he plays it late with soft hands and picks that same gap and the ball flies away.
    Pakistan 101/3 Misbah-ul-Haq 17* (14b 4x4) A Kumble 8.4-1-39-3


  • 26.2 Pathan to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, now thats a shot! Pathan pitches way too short, at that pace it sits up nicely and Misbah pulls just past a swaying Rudi Koerzten at square leg.
    Pakistan 108/3 Misbah-ul-Haq 24* (18b 5x4) IK Pathan 6.2-4-21-0


  • 26.4 Pathan to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, hah! Attempted short ball doesn't rise at all but Misbah swivels and hits it through midwicket, very low, and then breaks into a big smile.
    Pakistan 112/3 Misbah-ul-Haq 28* (20b 6x4) IK Pathan 6.4-4-25-0


  • 26.6 Pathan to Faisal Iqbal, FOUR, more runs, as Faisal reaches out and flirts with a short one, the ball flies through the gap at gully.
    Pakistan 117/3 Faisal Iqbal 37* (39b 6x4) IK Pathan 7-4-30-0


  • 28.4 Harbhajan Singh to Faisal Iqbal, FOUR, Bang! Down the pitch and smashed back over the head of the bowler. One bounce and over the ropes. Faisal decides to attack and does well.
    Pakistan 129/3 Faisal Iqbal 43* (45b 7x4) Harbhajan Singh 5.4-1-24-0


  • 28.6 Harbhajan Singh to Faisal Iqbal, FOUR, this time the doosra, again Faisal goes after the ball and clears mid-on and the ball bounces away to the ropes.
    Pakistan 133/3 Faisal Iqbal 47* (47b 8x4) Harbhajan Singh 6-1-28-0


  • 32.4 Yuvraj Singh to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, short of a length and outside the off, Misbah goes back and cuts really well to the point fence.
    Pakistan 148/5 Misbah-ul-Haq 37* (38b 7x4) Yuvraj Singh 1.4-0-5-0


  • 33.1 Kumble to Mohammad Yousuf, FOUR, googly just outside the off, coming in to the batsman, played down past slip with an angled bat.
    Pakistan 152/6 Mohammad Yousuf 4* (2b 1x4) A Kumble 12.1-2-54-5


  • 34.4 Yuvraj Singh to Mohammad Sami, FOUR, full-toss outside the off stump, swatted away backward of point.
    Pakistan 158/7 Mohammad Sami 4* (2b 1x4) Yuvraj Singh 2.4-0-9-2


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