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India made a bit of a mess of chasing a modest 190 but eventually got home by five wickets thanks to Yuvraj Singh's 51 not out. The co-hosts are now top of Group B and on the brink of securing their place in the quarter-finals. Thanks for your company, join us again tomorrow from 0900h (GMT) for more commentary on Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe.
Over 36 Kruger 0-0-4
191-5 - Yuvraj whips a full delivery to the square-leg boundary to finish on 51 not out - his 48th one-day half-century - as India win by five wickets.
Over 35 ten Doeschate 0-1-0-0-0-0
187-5 - Yuvraj, on 46, tries to end it in style but can only pick up a single with his lofted drive to midwicket. Dhoni blocks out the remainder of the over, even turning down an easy single from the final ball, to leave the stage free for Yuvraj to complete a deserved half-century...
India have taken the batting power play.
Over 34 Kruger 4-0-1-4-1-4
186-5 - Rare moment of aggression from Dhoni, driving his 33rd ball faced through mid-on for his first boundary. Yuvraj almost decapitates his captain with a meaty drive of his own later in the over, which also disappears for four. Dhoni adds the third boundary of the over, tickled to fine-leg to leave India just four short of their target.
Over 34 ten Doeschate 0-1-1-0-0-0
172-5 - The final drinks break of the day at the Feroz Shah Kotla arrives with India 18 short of their target. India are doing it in singles at the moment. Yuvraj drives for one and Dhoni cuts another.
Over 33 Kruger 0-1-0-0-0-0
170-5 - The Netherlands seem finally to be resigned to the fact their wait for a ODI win over a full ICC member will continue for the time being. Judging by how close they have pushed England and now India at this World Cup they won't be waiting for ever. Single for Yuvraj, worked off his pads.
Over 32 Seelaar 0-1-1-0-0-0
169-5 - Seelaar concedes only a pair of singles from his final over to complete figures of 3-53. The three in question being Sehwag, Tendulkar and Yusuf in the space of nine balls. His team-mates rush in to give him a slap on the back for his efforts.
Over 31 Kruger 0-1-0-1-1-1
167-5 - With the match now slipping away, Netherlands skipper Borren brings on Kruger's medium pace for the first time. Dhoni and Yuvraj take a singular approach to scoring four runs in the over. India need 23 from 19 overs.
Over 30 Seelaar 0-1-0-0-0-0
163-5 - Yuvraj pulls another single to reduce India's requirement to 27. Dhoni remains content to play the supporting role, blocking out the remainder of the over. The India captain has six from 19 balls.
Over 29 ten Doeschate 0-1-0-4-0-2-1
162-5 - Yuvraj leans back to send a cut racing away to the backward point boundary as ten Doeschate drops too short. He flips a yorker to fine-leg for two and easily spots ten Doeschate's (even) slower ball to retain the strike with a single to square-leg. This has been a mature contribution from Yuvraj, not something he has always been accused of.
Over 28 Seelaar 0-4-1-1-1-1
154-5 - Seelaar, the man who started all the excitement, is back on with three overs remaining in his allocation. Yuvraj goes back and gives himself some room, squeezing the ball between extra cover and mid-off for his fourth boundary. Four singles follow to leave India needing 37 off 22 overs.
Over 27 ten Doeschate 1-1-1-0-0
146-5 - Yuvraj is fortunate as a leading edge falls safely behind square on the off-side for a single. The ball cut away off the seam and he found himself squared up. India are dealing in singles now - a sensible approach given the situation - Dhoni gets one to square-leg and Yuvraj cuts another.
Over 26 Bukhari 0-0-0-1-0-2
143-5 - Yuvraj turns the strike over again with another single into the leg-side. Dhoni works a back-of-a-length delivery to square-leg to get off the mark with a couple.
Over 25 ten Doeschate 0-0-0-0-0-1
140-5 - Yuvraj tries and fails to manoeuvre ten Doeschate's medium pace off the square until he finally succeeds from the final ball, helping a single to fine-leg to retain the strike - India's first run for 16 deliveries.
Over 24 Bukhari W-0-0-0-0-0
139-5 - WICKET! Bukhari's return immediately does the trick as Gambhir is bowled round his legs - the second time he has been dismissed in that manner in as many innings. The umpires tell Gambhir to hang around while their colleague upstairs checks if it was a no-ball - it clearly wasn't and he can resume his march back to the pavilion. The left-hander just got too far across and misjudged the line, the ball clipping his thigh pad on the way into the stumps. Watching the replay, the ball was actually dragged back onto the stumps by the underside of his thigh pad - it probably would have missed had it continued on its original path. Dhoni sees out a wicket maiden, India need 51 from 26 overs but have only five wickets remaining.
Over 23 Borren 2-0-0-0-0-0
139-4 - Borren has sold a dummy and will continue for the time being. Yuvraj chips a sand wedge over mid-off for a couple, the only scoring shot of the over. Borren has impressed, mixing up his pace and angle with commendable accuracy. India's record in Feroz Shah Kotla is mixed - eight wins from 14 matches.
Over 22 Cooper 4-1-0-0-1-0
137-4 - Gambhir is seeing it like a football, again coming down the pitch to drive over the off-side. He eases a single behind point to rotate the strike and Yuvraj also gets one, worked to midwicket.
Over 21 Borren 0-1-0-1-1-0
131-4 - Borren makes a mid-over signal to someone that they are coming on shortly, the skipper has had enough of his own bowling. Gambhir picks off a couple of singles on the off-side, either side of a similar stroke from Yuvraj.
Over 20 Cooper 1-4-0-0-0-0
128-4 - Part-time off-spinner Cooper is into the attack. Yuvraj helps himself to a freebie, drilling a short ball through the covers for his third four. India appear to have weathered the mini-storm and now need only 62 more from 30 overs.
- 9th Mar 2011
- Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
- S J Davis and B N J Oxenford
india BATTING CARD
|Sehwag||c Kervezee b Seelaar||39|
|Tendulkar||c Kruger b Seelaar||27|
|Total||Close, 36.3 Overs||191 - 5|