Australia v India, 2nd T20, Melbourne February 3, 2012

Sparkling India level T20 series

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India 2 for 135 (Gambhir 56*) beat Australia 131 (Finch 36, Praveen 2-21) by eight wickets
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

India finally broke through for their first win of the tour thanks to a dazzling display in the field. Ravindra Jadeja provided the spark - and did no harm to his chances in Saturday's IPL auction - with a pair of run-outs as Australia's batsmen were constricted by intense pressure from the fielders, and were dismissed in the 20th over for 131.

That was always going to be hard to defend and so it proved, India reaching the target with two balls to spare and eight wickets in hand to draw the series 1-1. They began the chase needing only a fraction above six an over and as a result spent much of their innings in cruise control, Gautam Gambhir able to amble along at less than a run a ball without ever letting the pressure build.

The only time a hint of worry might have entered the Indian camp was when five dot balls came towards the end of the chase, and George Bailey had all his fielders in the ring in the final over with one run required. But Gambhir found a gap at midwicket to strike a boundary off Clint McKay and finished on 56 from 60 balls, with MS Dhoni also unbeaten on 21.

Virender Sehwag provided some excitement with one enormous six back over the head of the bowler Xavier Doherty but it was the only one in India's innings. They didn't need any more. Sehwag was caught at cover off a Brad Hogg full toss for 23 and Virat Kohli, who made a quick 31, was brilliantly caught when Matthew Wade dived to his right off the bowling of Mitchell Marsh, but they were Australia's only two moments to celebrate in the field.

Australia needed to build more pressure and while their work with the ball and in the field was not bad, it lacked the zip shown by their India counterparts. Four Australia batsmen were run out and another was stumped, the younger men brought in for the limited-overs games providing the energy that India lacked in the Tests.

It all started with Jadeja, who got rid of two of David Hussey's partners with run-outs and then picked up the wicket of Hussey off his own bowling. The big wicket was that of Aaron Finch, who was sent in alongside David Warner at the top of the order and showed his power with six fours, five of which were through the off side.

Finch launched drives and cuts at anything wide of off and at one stage he had aggregated more than 100 Twenty20 international runs without being dismissed, but that changed quickly. Finch was caught short when Hussey pushed into the off side and tried for a single that wasn't there, Jadeja's throw getting rid of Finch for 36 from 23 balls.

The captain George Bailey departed soon afterwards when he overcommitted as Hussey steered the ball to backward point, where Jadeja collected and threw to the bowler's end with Bailey (3) a long way short. Jadeja then induced a leading edge off Hussey, who made 24 from 29 balls, and that wicket left Australia in trouble at 5 for 93.

The fine work kept coming from India. Mitchell Marsh was stumped off Rahul Sharma, Dhoni collecting the ball close to the stumps and with no give in his gloves, he hardly had to move to whip the bails off and find Marsh just out of his ground. That was followed by what was effectively a knockout blow for Australia, when Matthew Wade was run out for 32 off 29 balls.

Wade had slog-swept a six and after his outstanding innings on Wednesday, he seemed like the man who might carry Australia to a competitive score. But he pushed to cover and took off only to be turned back by Brett Lee, and Rohit Sharma's direct hit had Wade short despite his full-length dive.

Australia were dismissed with two balls to spare, when Doherty was run out thanks to sharp work from Suresh Raina. They had lost 4 for 10 since the start of the 19th over.

Australia's innings had got off to a poor start with the early loss of David Warner, who was caught at deep midwicket for 8 when he skied a ball off Praveen Kumar. Shaun Marsh's miserable summer continued with a second-ball duck, his limp prod outside off resulting in an edge to first slip, where Sehwag parried the ball up to Dhoni to give Praveen his second wicket.

It was an excellent way for India to begin, and they didn't let the advantage slip. Now the question is whether they can carry some of this spark into the one-day series.

Brydon Coverdale is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo. He tweets here

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  • AvidCricFan on February 5, 2012, 1:27 GMT

    Why would any Indian player sweat for 5 days to win test matches when they can make many many times more by playing few dozen overrated, overhyped IPL games? Is it obscene to see Vinay Kumar commanding $1 million price tag. He is an ordinary club-level bowler with no batting and average fielding skills. This is all that is wrong with Indian cricket. First of all, most of Indian players don't have profressional attitude. Now they make killing in playing just few seasons. What would motivate them to sweat hard after that?

  • Al_Bundy1 on February 4, 2012, 16:49 GMT

    We get rid of Big 3 and start seeing immediate results. If India's Big 3 had managed a 2-2 series against Australia, cricket fans would still have some respect for them. By losing against England and Australia in such a humiliating manner, they have humiliated us and India. DROP BIG 3 NOW FROM ALL FORMATS. Kohli can take over Dravid's position, Rohit Sharma or Pujara can take over Tendulkar's position, and Mohd. Kaif, Manoj Tiwary, or Manish Pandey can take over Laxman's position. An all rounder like Jadeja or Pathan can come before the keeper. Saha can be a keeper for tests while Dhoni can be the keeper for shorter formats. Drop Ican't (take a wicket) Sharma and give a chance to Ashok Dinda or Abu Nechim Ahmed. Dinda, Ahmed and Kaif are doing well in Duleep trophy/Ranji Trophy and deserve a chance.

  • on February 4, 2012, 16:46 GMT

    Hodge? You must be joking. There were enough Victorians in that team running each other out, getting ducks, and doing other quaint Victorian things as it was, without adding more. Has anyone else noticed that whenever limited over games are scheduled at the MCG, the selectors oblige by trundling out a few extra Victorians in the team. It's as if they are afraid that if the team comprises non Vic players, no-one in Melbourne will pay to see them.

  • Al_Bundy1 on February 4, 2012, 15:33 GMT

    Completely agree with @dork29. Our young guns can and win matches - provided they are given a chance. Tendulkar, laxman and Dravid are living on past glory. Same thing with Sehwag. As Imran Khan mentioned - Tendulkar should have retired after the 2011 World Cup on a high, just like Adam Gilchrist did in 2007. For the sake of Indian team, I hope he doesn't score a century in this ODI series. He should score 30-40 runs and get out, so that the youngsters can try to win. If he hangs around to complete his century, we are doomed.

  • selnia on February 4, 2012, 13:35 GMT

    I feel so sorry for Shaun Marsh. It's not like a player can say no to the selectors and they are ruining his reputation as a public figure. Have a heart CA!

  • dork29 on February 4, 2012, 11:36 GMT

    Okaybuddy's response is ridiculous. Have theheart to commend a goodp performance. India played well and the young guns showed why there has been a clarion call for them over the past several months. Tendulkar, laxman and Dravid are living on past glory. They need to GO..plzz. Sehwag is also living on borrowed time. With his double hundred in the ODI he bought himself some time, but it is running out - fast. Otherwise he should also stay away - after all he is 33 too. Unless these four guys go, we cannot win matches.

  • sherlockholmes345 on February 4, 2012, 10:46 GMT

    the indian team's fielding was far superior to the australians,as was there bowling which won them the game.

    it was disappointing to see sehwag get a good start but getting out before converting it into something big

  • thinktank1 on February 4, 2012, 6:52 GMT

    Even Bangladesh can maintain 1/16 win loss ration outside home.. India must and should win CB series. No other way to save some pride. Two back to back CB series win.. that is really something.

  • zenboomerang on February 4, 2012, 6:22 GMT

    @Marcio... Re: S Marsh... Agree... It must be like putting the knife in & turning it slowly - continuous pain... He's is so out of form that the selectors are killing him mentally... Definitely should have been 'rested' after Perth - his home track & one more failure...

  • zenboomerang on February 4, 2012, 6:21 GMT

    @whitesXI... Re: Brad Hodge - Probably his age now at 37 is seen as not part of the future - though Hoggy gets a last chance?... Doesn't make sense... The non-selection of some batsmen always amazes me...

  • AvidCricFan on February 5, 2012, 1:27 GMT

    Why would any Indian player sweat for 5 days to win test matches when they can make many many times more by playing few dozen overrated, overhyped IPL games? Is it obscene to see Vinay Kumar commanding $1 million price tag. He is an ordinary club-level bowler with no batting and average fielding skills. This is all that is wrong with Indian cricket. First of all, most of Indian players don't have profressional attitude. Now they make killing in playing just few seasons. What would motivate them to sweat hard after that?

  • Al_Bundy1 on February 4, 2012, 16:49 GMT

    We get rid of Big 3 and start seeing immediate results. If India's Big 3 had managed a 2-2 series against Australia, cricket fans would still have some respect for them. By losing against England and Australia in such a humiliating manner, they have humiliated us and India. DROP BIG 3 NOW FROM ALL FORMATS. Kohli can take over Dravid's position, Rohit Sharma or Pujara can take over Tendulkar's position, and Mohd. Kaif, Manoj Tiwary, or Manish Pandey can take over Laxman's position. An all rounder like Jadeja or Pathan can come before the keeper. Saha can be a keeper for tests while Dhoni can be the keeper for shorter formats. Drop Ican't (take a wicket) Sharma and give a chance to Ashok Dinda or Abu Nechim Ahmed. Dinda, Ahmed and Kaif are doing well in Duleep trophy/Ranji Trophy and deserve a chance.

  • on February 4, 2012, 16:46 GMT

    Hodge? You must be joking. There were enough Victorians in that team running each other out, getting ducks, and doing other quaint Victorian things as it was, without adding more. Has anyone else noticed that whenever limited over games are scheduled at the MCG, the selectors oblige by trundling out a few extra Victorians in the team. It's as if they are afraid that if the team comprises non Vic players, no-one in Melbourne will pay to see them.

  • Al_Bundy1 on February 4, 2012, 15:33 GMT

    Completely agree with @dork29. Our young guns can and win matches - provided they are given a chance. Tendulkar, laxman and Dravid are living on past glory. Same thing with Sehwag. As Imran Khan mentioned - Tendulkar should have retired after the 2011 World Cup on a high, just like Adam Gilchrist did in 2007. For the sake of Indian team, I hope he doesn't score a century in this ODI series. He should score 30-40 runs and get out, so that the youngsters can try to win. If he hangs around to complete his century, we are doomed.

  • selnia on February 4, 2012, 13:35 GMT

    I feel so sorry for Shaun Marsh. It's not like a player can say no to the selectors and they are ruining his reputation as a public figure. Have a heart CA!

  • dork29 on February 4, 2012, 11:36 GMT

    Okaybuddy's response is ridiculous. Have theheart to commend a goodp performance. India played well and the young guns showed why there has been a clarion call for them over the past several months. Tendulkar, laxman and Dravid are living on past glory. They need to GO..plzz. Sehwag is also living on borrowed time. With his double hundred in the ODI he bought himself some time, but it is running out - fast. Otherwise he should also stay away - after all he is 33 too. Unless these four guys go, we cannot win matches.

  • sherlockholmes345 on February 4, 2012, 10:46 GMT

    the indian team's fielding was far superior to the australians,as was there bowling which won them the game.

    it was disappointing to see sehwag get a good start but getting out before converting it into something big

  • thinktank1 on February 4, 2012, 6:52 GMT

    Even Bangladesh can maintain 1/16 win loss ration outside home.. India must and should win CB series. No other way to save some pride. Two back to back CB series win.. that is really something.

  • zenboomerang on February 4, 2012, 6:22 GMT

    @Marcio... Re: S Marsh... Agree... It must be like putting the knife in & turning it slowly - continuous pain... He's is so out of form that the selectors are killing him mentally... Definitely should have been 'rested' after Perth - his home track & one more failure...

  • zenboomerang on February 4, 2012, 6:21 GMT

    @whitesXI... Re: Brad Hodge - Probably his age now at 37 is seen as not part of the future - though Hoggy gets a last chance?... Doesn't make sense... The non-selection of some batsmen always amazes me...

  • Precioustar84 on February 4, 2012, 5:59 GMT

    @disgusted. I second that. I've never watched IPL but BCCI's management seems to be the biggest issue. Why is IPL yearly? IPL does not deserve the attention it gets from BCCI. Just look at Team India's cramped schedule cause of it. Its pathetic! There are plenty young boys who WANT to win abroad whether people believe it or not. These youngsters have NOT made a permanent spot for themselves in the national team, which is what the focus should be on from BCCI. Anyway, you can blame bad timing for a win (IPL auctions-wise), just a dumb format, playing against Australia team B, C, or D for it but a win is still a win. And how long does everyone expect the team to mope around about what happened in tests and when is the "right" time to move on from it? I'm still embarrassed but sulking is not going to change the past. I saw no celebrations from the players, just smiles; they know they have bigger task ahead. Some fans were happy just to see some light at the end of a dark overseas tunnel.

  • on February 4, 2012, 5:40 GMT

    @John Cameron. You say, "...most of us don't care to watch T 20..." ! Then what were those nearly 60,000 people doing there on the stands yesterday? You don't count them as "people", or what?

  • DINESHCC on February 4, 2012, 5:27 GMT

    Oh! what a great overseas win after 16 continuous humiliations. Now our cricket players, fans and medias wil not bother even if they lose the remaining 8 ODIs. The game was almost fiinished in the 17th over, but it was extended till 19.4 overs that too with 8 wickets remaining. What a strategy? Our players should learn something from our counterparts. Yesterday Pak all out for 99 but they didn't lose heart and taken 6 ENG wickets on a cracker batting track. This shows their fighting spirit. If something has to be compensated for the 4-0 test loss, India should win CB series.

  • on February 4, 2012, 4:34 GMT

    Redemption 4 tests - 20 days (not exactly) to 20 overs format. Will take the win and forget the white wash. What else.

  • farkin on February 4, 2012, 4:33 GMT

    t20 its not like its real cricket

  • Nightwing32 on February 4, 2012, 4:17 GMT

    @Meety. Yeah looking at the 'catch' again there was no way any keeper could have caught that but I like Haddin, Wade and Paine. There isn't an Aussie player I don't like and I will support all even if they turn out like Anthony Stuart.

  • nachami on February 4, 2012, 4:02 GMT

    1. RAHUL SHARMA'S AVERAGE IS 8 AND TOOK TWO TAIL ENDER WICKERS. 2. HIS FIELD AND BATTING IS AVERAGE. WOULD PREFER IRFAN IN HIS PLACE WHO IS CAPABLE OF BATTING QUITE WELL. IN ANY CASE, OUR TOP ORDER / MIDDLE ORDER DO NOT WITHSTAND AUSTRALIANS BATTING FOR A LONG. IRFAN / ASHWIN WILL BE HANDY DOWN THE ORDER. Good luck team India. Winning is a habbit - Please practice it.

  • sathish008 on February 4, 2012, 3:15 GMT

    A Win is a Win!!! India are better team in Limited Over Circuit. Good luck for upcoming Tri-Series.

  • AidanFX on February 4, 2012, 2:46 GMT

    WADE is officially a walk in

  • MathewsAdelaide on February 4, 2012, 2:17 GMT

    SEHWAG NEEDS TO BE RESTED IN THE Ist ONE DAYER, SACHIN WILL COME IN HIS PLACE. Rohit Sharma will make sure his place in the eleven with it. SEHWAG CAN PLAY AGAINST A DIFFERENT BOWLING UNIT (SRI LANKA) IN THE 2nd MATCH. ROTATION POLICY IS REALY GOOD SO THAT UNLKE LAST 4 TEST, YOUNGSTERS WILL GET CHANCE TO PLAY. ALSO ASHWIN ITS TOO MUCH CRICKET FOR HIM MUST REPLACE WITH IRFAN PATHAN IN 1st ONEDAYER

  • bang_on_target on February 4, 2012, 2:13 GMT

    i can not understand why some many ckt fans believe in the irrational nonsense that IPL has ruined indian ckt..there was no IPL in the 1990's,was india winning matches consistently in abroad at that time?guys like azhar,siddhu,prabhakar,kambli,jadeja never played in IPL or any 20-20 ckt tournament,did they play like champions on the fats and bouncy pitches of australia and safrica?so stop blaming IPL which is a great platform for young indian players to showcase their talent..guys like umesh yadav,manish pandey,aaron have been befitted by IPL experience...

  • Citizen1 on February 4, 2012, 2:13 GMT

    It is a good start for India before ODI series starts. The one thing which I don't understand is, why anyone would compare IPL / Money with players performance. If money spoiled players game, then wouldn't be or shouldn't be true in every occupation? Why would someone think that players shouldn't make money, what's wrong with it? In my opinion, that should make them feel comfortable, and play well for the nation. In fact, that should bring more importance to the sports in our country. So let us not blame the spirit of the game by comparing with money.

  • Okakaboka on February 4, 2012, 1:03 GMT

    @Nightwing32....You're Joking. That wasn't a catch! No keeper on the planet could have caught that. It was a thick outside edge. Wade's gloves were in the correct position. It would have gone straight to first slip but we didn't have one. It is simply not possible to react to a thick edge that only has to travel about 2 feet before it is past the keeper. And....do you think Haddin would have caught the one of Marsh????...Nope. He would not even have got a glove to that one!!!!

  • disgusted on February 4, 2012, 1:00 GMT

    I think Indian team and Indian cricket can only recover and win matches abroad, including test matches , IF the IPL is scrapped. IPL has ruined cricket in India. The players have become so rich that they cannot be expected to perform as top athletes which is what international sports is all about.

  • on February 4, 2012, 0:48 GMT

    Well done India, you guys played very well, fielded really well, and it took a real solid effort from you boys to beat Australia A.

  • whitesXI on February 4, 2012, 0:01 GMT

    @Meety - Hodge hasn't retired from T20 cricket, he announced leaving one-dayers after he wasn't selected for the T20 squad because he didn't see the point in even trying for any more national teams, so why not just fill his pockets by playing T20's in competitions all over the world, where he will be picked and well paid. Hodge said seeing Hogg included after a fantastic BBL (well done Hogg!) was a real kick in the guts when he has always been told he was too old and even now at 37 (4 years younger than Hogg) is still one of, if not the best batsman in aus

  • RameshRayaprolu on February 3, 2012, 23:41 GMT

    I am never a T20 follower. But I thought IPL would make the trick for Indians, and they would fair better. First T20 was the REGULAR humiliation with no fight offered from Indian bowling/openers. This one was "just" a bit better thank the last one, with PK trying to get adjusted to the conditions, and fresh blood coming in and showing how to field. However....however, ODI is a different format altogether, and unless the Indian team perform 2000% better than what they performed in this match, they cannot even think of putting up some 'fight' with opponents (forget winning)...

  • rokback on February 3, 2012, 23:33 GMT

    Indian young team proved to be better than oldies......its high time for youngsters to pitch in to test....

  • Snick_To_Backward_Point on February 3, 2012, 22:57 GMT

    Hooray... a win for India! That's it....stick to T20 you got better chancesd at that format :) Sehwag almost looks like a bully in this version of the game!! Takes no finesse or savvy to throw the bat around. Like I say, India, drop the pretence that you;re a test playing nation and go for the souless T20 format. You got a better chance to show off then.

  • JG2704 on February 3, 2012, 22:44 GMT

    Congrats India. I know it is only T20 which should be more team India's strength but from watching the Aus inns the Indian team were unrecogniseable in the field , playing with an urgency and vibrancy that set the tone. I do empathise with the comment from an Oz fan re changing a winning side. Also - and maybe on form they are still ok - but as an Aus fan I'd worry about them picking Lee and Hogg rather than blooding new bowlers.

  • nyc_missile on February 3, 2012, 22:31 GMT

    A good win,refreshing performance on the field&very happy for the young guns who are the future of Indian cricket..But,wait.. I will not FORGET or FORGIVE the whitewashes in tests even if Ind win the tri-series.If anybody concerning Indian cricket broadly doesn't agree with me, are neither genuine fans nor well-wishers of Ind cricket.I still religiously curse Dhoni on twitter just to keep my hurt of test walloping going:).These hit&giggle matches wont mean a thing,and no I am not a retired eternal test romantic.I am 29& still want India to be the best TEST team in the World to have any moral standing as the cricketing powerhouse of the world.While I cant forget and always cherish that a 50 over WC was won during my life time,the ultimate respect and credibility comes with achievements in the pinnacle of cricket..In saying that,Dhoni after this win,must seriously consider stepping down from Test matches ASAP,he just loves this format&the vibe,let him enjoy it&spare us from tests..

  • yorkslanka on February 3, 2012, 22:19 GMT

    congrats India on winning in Australia...hope you are back on track now...

  • on February 3, 2012, 21:58 GMT

    AFTER AN UNENDING HUMILIATION DOWNUNDER THIS LEVELLING IN T20 IS,PERHAPS, A GOOD SIGN FOR A DESERVING CAPTAIN OF INDIA.HE PLAYED WELL TOO WITH DETERMINATION.AND IT PAID..AGE HAS STARTED SHOWING EARLIER THAN USUAL IN THE CASE OF SEHWAG. YET,I AM IN THE DARK TO NOTE THAT IRFAN PATHAN IS STILL BEING IGNORED. IF HE DOESN'T SHOW HIS FACE IN ODIS INDIA IS IS AWAITING ANOTHER UNBEARABLE HUMILIATION FOR OUR NATION SO WHOEVER CONCENED SNHOULD THINK POSITIVELY NOW. SREEDHARAN

  • on February 3, 2012, 21:56 GMT

    Gerard Pereira & Priyank - you said it well. I am an Indian but tired of all the misplaced optimism among the Indian fans.

  • on February 3, 2012, 21:55 GMT

    rahul sharma as expected did great .he is soo gud on bouncy pitches he did too good in last match too where the pitch was assisting him alottt

    one thing is for sure if gambhir and kohli partnership clicks no score can be defended by the opposition honestly these 2 luk soo comfortable with each other picking singles and two's at an ease they have chased 300 + scores 3 times before and this delhi duo is. solid pair hope they slowly bring in manoj tiwary too in to the team he's a great fielder and a gud batsman.

    aussies this is what an young indian team can do to you guys .indian team consisting of raina,kohli,rohit sharma,jadeja and manoj tiwary are wayy better fielding unit than any other team sa is equally gud.

    ppl who blame the ipl shd also know tht without ipl kohli,jadeja,umesh yadav,varun aaron ,ashwin,rahul sharma and ojha could have never come in to the indian team or selector's minds !!

  • Adoh on February 3, 2012, 21:23 GMT

    Aussies have talented players, but I'm unconvinced about the selectors for the T20 side. The players are ready, but the selectors are being a little too conservative: 1:Watson(vc2)/S Marsh,2:Warner(c1)/M Hussey,3:Finch/Klinger(c2),4:D Hussey(vc1)/Ferguson,5:Birt/Quiney,6:Wade,7:M Marsh/Christian/Coulter-Nile,8:Hogg/O'Keefe,9:Cummins/Lee/McKay,10:Faulker/Bollinger/Starc,11:Doherty/Lyon. Sure, Sean Marsh is having a shocker at the moment, but he is all class and will come back. We made the finals last T20 world cup, we have the talent to win, I just hope the selectors have it in them to take the non-conservative approach.

  • Meety on February 3, 2012, 21:20 GMT

    @whitesXI - it's quite simple really - Hodge is RETIRED!!!!!! @Nightwing32 - mate, that "catch" Wade missed was a rocket off a fairly thick edge. I don't think there is a keeper around that would catch that more than once in 20 goes!!!! @Nampally - mate, Oz batsmen are amongst the best in the world against legspin bowling. They are probably 2nd only to India all things considered. In Oz, Oz batsmen are the best players of spin! == == == It's quite clear that, (with complete respect to the great effort India put in), that Oz are looking towards the T20 W/Cup. It's the only way you could explain some of the changes. I actually think that despite his great career, Lee's days are numbered in T20. Despite having a great ODI career record (possibly best ever), his T20 stats are quite average. Would not be surprised if he considers retirement despite hitting 150kph regularly, his radar was off. Thought McKay was a little unlucky, he could of had Ghambir 3 times out of the first 4 balls!

  • Meety on February 3, 2012, 21:07 GMT

    First up -well done Team India, I'm not much of a T20 fan, but their fielding was actually electric,(something I have NEVER EVER said about an Indian cricket side before). Team India outfielded & out-enthused Oz. Only criticism wa, what was with the last 3 overs, they should of won with about 15 balls to spare???? == == == Gripe of the day.I said before the series, that I didn't mind S Marsh being in the squad, as he is a seasoned T20 player. I must say, I am atm sick of the sight of him, (something I hate to say about any Ozzy cricketer)> Marsh needs to go away & play copious amounts of Shield games. He is a wreck, he is in worse shape mentally than Hughes. I have no doubts that an in form S Marsh should of belted about 40+runs at a S/R of 150 last night, however, he is a pathetic shell of a batsmen atm. Last thing he needed was to, following on from the 2nd worst batting performance in a 3-test or more series by a specialist batsmen, get out for a 2-ball duck in front of a full MCG

  • MenFromMarts on February 3, 2012, 20:42 GMT

    it was uniquely unAustralian to change such a winning team so dramatically. Either Australia does not have the respect for the T20 format or simply do not understand it. Christian out - McKay in ?? Why? Birt out - S.Marsh in ? Why? Wade moved to 6 from opening? Why? Give India some confidence leading into ODI's? Why? I heard George Bailey say after the first game that there would be changes for Game 2 because there were 'HEAVY LEGS" out there. Heavy legs !! Dude - just 120 balls each side.

  • WellwisherINDIA on February 3, 2012, 20:28 GMT

    I strongly believe since Kumble India got a genuine leg spinner through Rahul Sharma he has turn,bounce,speed,line/length. In fact leg spin is the art of spin while we compare Amit Mishra, Ojha, Harbajan, Ashwin & Piyush Chawla with these current spinners, I think Rahul Sharma is the best. Hopfully he' d be a good choice in the future for test as well.

  • on February 3, 2012, 20:17 GMT

    wow.......Ultimately after such a long time of winning drought India's cricket fans got some moments to celebrate.... I hope, that India will do better in ODI series.....and will give us some more chances to cheers.......congrats India....

  • mar2000 on February 3, 2012, 20:13 GMT

    India just need to have a good start at the top. Lets say the first 4 must make a very good score.

  • nilb on February 3, 2012, 20:11 GMT

    Oh at least the world champions were able to win a T20. What a relief!!

  • Prakshalan on February 3, 2012, 19:57 GMT

    Either "Win" or "Loss" - No one can plays like India; Exceptional fielding from the first over of the game.. Aussies didn't expect this from Indian team.. definately it will be shocking experience for them. Now the real series is "ON". India will bounce back from this victory and will have a good Triangular Series a head. Goooooo India.!!!!!

  • on February 3, 2012, 19:53 GMT

    I am sure Australians are laughing at this match since it was like India's best team going against Australia's backup team. LOL

  • davidatlas999 on February 3, 2012, 19:47 GMT

    congrts india from pakistan.m so happy for them bring some fight also in odi we want some fight even india lose r not it dose not matter butt m happy for them that they win the tri series!!!!!!best of luck team indiaa!!!!!!

  • Priyank on February 3, 2012, 19:45 GMT

    Are you kidding me? One uneventful useless T20 game and the title says "India ends a 16 game away draught"? People who are feeling happy about this should be embarrassed about it.

  • on February 3, 2012, 19:30 GMT

    Before we get too exited lets not forget that this is a third string Australian team and a T20 match is a lottery almost on par with a penalty shoot out in football. If you want to be extra cynical you could say the Indian boys were fighting for a primary spot in the shop window with the IPl auction coming up. I find it hard to believe anybody can get excited about this win.

  • on February 3, 2012, 19:22 GMT

    its a 20 20. its a pointless game. test cricket is the pinnacle of cricket and india is rubbish. we will teach you another lesson in the tri series

  • on February 3, 2012, 19:19 GMT

    I think from here will see a different Team india ....my only concern is when those great players will retire so that we can see youngsters

  • on February 3, 2012, 19:15 GMT

    I'm sure There must be fireworks in india after this glorious win :p..

  • IndiaNumeroUno on February 3, 2012, 18:56 GMT

    someone pinch me please... were the commentators actually praising Indian fielding?!!

  • Naresh28 on February 3, 2012, 18:49 GMT

    i for one had given up hope of supporting team India,but today it was a great display in the field. Lets rebuild and transform the test team by infusing this sort of youth. No disrespect to the seniors they have one us many a match in the past but its time to replace them. TODAYS GAME HAS CHANGED ALL SIDES ARE VERY PHYSICAL IN THE FIELD EXCEPT INDIA - now these youngsters have shown that there is light at end of the tunnel. We have been subjected to a real maluing - some even said Bangladesh play better than us?

  • PBs09 on February 3, 2012, 18:40 GMT

    So this is what a win feels like.. :O Fascinating experience!

  • on February 3, 2012, 18:35 GMT

    wao, welcome win for india......................................from pak

  • Precioustar84 on February 3, 2012, 18:27 GMT

    @Kavindeven - I agree with you. Everyone is a hit-or-miss fielder sometimes but I'm not worried about Sehwag's fielding as much as I am about his temperament towards batting. He needs to take it way more seriously which is doesn't do. Gambhir seemed to be taking it more seriously in each game than Sehwag. And I believe Dhoni came in to keep the left and right combination; Wish Rohit would've been sent for that though. Even in winning position Rohit gets to sit out :( ...And ugh I don't get what Dhoni has against Irfan. Good that we won but if we don't see Irfan play in ANY ODIs, we can surely believe Dhoni is letting his personal issues get inbetween which he shouldn't do. Cricinfo please publish

  • theRule19 on February 3, 2012, 18:22 GMT

    @Kavindeven, regarding Rahul Sharma, Yes! he does look (bowling wise) pretty much like Kumble, due to his height, bounce and accuracy. He does look the real deal. Being a leg spinner and be an accurate one is rare and good exponents of that are players like Kumble and Afridi. He is way better than the over hyped and slow (on the field) Ashwin.

  • on February 3, 2012, 18:20 GMT

    jadeja has performed well since tour of england so just dont say badly if you want to say ,say about vinay kumar who bowled a bowl at 141 km/h

  • MENDIS_Forever on February 3, 2012, 18:19 GMT

    congrats to India.a good victory.Nice to watch Rahul sharma,the 2nd kumble.

  • Raj12345 on February 3, 2012, 18:13 GMT

    Good to see winning a game.

    Never forget past losses, because all players survive due to their old glories. Even with one match perform Gambhir pathetic run rates so far might be forgotten. Thorough analysis should be done after this tour and build young team in future.

  • Precioustar84 on February 3, 2012, 18:04 GMT

    Finally a sigh of relief. Yes, this was just a T20 but the signs that we saw in this game meant a lot to us Indian fans especially with fielding and bowling, and a bit in batting too. No, we have NOT forgotten about the whitewashes and the overseas drought. People can make all assumptions they want but just because we are going through tough phase does not mean we should not have a smile on our faces. Just shows that if Team India put their minds to it, they CAN achieve a win. This win will give them the slight confidence needed before going to the ODIs. Anyway, congrats to Team India. Hope you guys carry today's spirit into the next phase. Cricinfo please publish

  • sunwebsite on February 3, 2012, 17:56 GMT

    Do any one knows, how many games same batsman started and ended the game with a boundary.

  • dulabhai on February 3, 2012, 17:49 GMT

    So what India lost all the test matches..and all the one dayers....at least they won a T20...i guess IPL was good for something...

  • on February 3, 2012, 17:24 GMT

    Finally we have won . keep it up.best wishes...

  • on February 3, 2012, 17:20 GMT

    Still with the match won i dont understand why dhoni is not picking the inform bowler like Irfan ? Is it the Surprise factor that dhoni is waiting for when the ODIs starts ? Its gud if that is true or we have to have more one sided games as same as tests.

  • Sakthiivel on February 3, 2012, 17:08 GMT

    @Kavindeven : Rahul Sharma picked two low order batsmen with Econ of 7.90, whats that great.

  • Krishnan20 on February 3, 2012, 17:00 GMT

    @Al_Bundy1: Big3 have not ever come and asked to include them in T20 squad... neither ODI. Only Sachin is included as you know. Now if you say that fielding can save test matches and thus to include young bloods... can't help it man... Enjoy T20 and ODI for the fact that we don't have good test players other than the big 3. Virat is a promise - i agree. But not the rest.

  • 9-Monkeys on February 3, 2012, 16:54 GMT

    Make yourself unavailable for national selection Sean, go back to Perth and find some form in grade cricket and/or playing for WA.

  • on February 3, 2012, 16:52 GMT

    Vinay Kumar performed decently well in these two matches, he was not so bad. He had the best(lowest) overall economy in the team and also took two wickets. Rahul Sharma was also pretty good with three wickets.I think he should be made a permanent spinner in the Indian team

  • on February 3, 2012, 16:49 GMT

    It was a win due to aus trying alot of things India did nothing great

  • Ganchu on February 3, 2012, 16:47 GMT

    Its great to Vinay bowling at 140kmph, he worked realy hard and bowling good line and length. I dont know why people are behind him for Pathan, why cant they talk about shewag or Ashwin.With all kind of hype ashwin didnt performed to his potential.

  • mathewjohn2176 on February 3, 2012, 16:43 GMT

    @dongiri, well except jadeja and vinay Kumar,all other players are not in auction as they represents last year ipl franchise. Raina,kohli,jadeja and rohit sharma are best fielders in current indian team , everyone knows this.Even though I support srilankan team,your comment is so shameful.Instead of supporting your home team win after so many defeats,you ridiculed the team efforts.It's been ages I saw best fielding in this indian side.Good luck to srilanka and India for the tri series.

  • GMathews on February 3, 2012, 16:41 GMT

    As I comment before the T20s, RAHUL SHARMA NEEDS TO GET PRIORITY AHEAD OF R. ASHWIN AS MAIN SPINNER IN THE ONDAY ELEVEN TOO, aussie batsmen already use to Ashvin now, Rahul sharma is tough spinner in this condition.

  • stari09 on February 3, 2012, 16:35 GMT

    I was looking through that Australian side they just beat...hardly any names that would stop the traffic in Mumbai! They beat a team of pretty much nigel no names who were even playing in the Jamaican strip. 16 away loses and counting until they beat a quality side...

  • Romenevans on February 3, 2012, 16:35 GMT

    Did anyone notice that the moment Ganguly joined commentary in England, India started losing so badly and continued in Australia. Now today i didn't see him in commentary box, may be they sent him back and called Sanjay Manjerekar. Guess what India finally won. I hope i don't have to listen Ganguly's commentary anymore. He was with KKR, they were loosing like school kids, they dropped him then team started performing, then he moved to Pune warriors, ROFL they got thrashed. Don't know where he will go now.Gotta feel sad for those next people on his way LOL!

  • on February 3, 2012, 16:35 GMT

    Just a stupid 20 over hit and miss game...india enjoy the false hype' most of us don't bother to watch, this is a team of local league players some for the first time.

  • chuckmeister on February 3, 2012, 16:33 GMT

    finally, gaooood, i thought this was never going to end. now lets get rid of ashwin and bring in irfan

  • Babloo3544 on February 3, 2012, 16:33 GMT

    Proves nothing, the Indian fans would say India is back on track, but in reality T-20 format compared to Tests abroad is like comparing weekly class test in school with IIT-JEE exam, so a random success in T-20 proves absolutely nothing expect the fact that the Indian players are still in abject condition (that included the youngsters too, ask them to play out 10 overs each in bouncy wicket, you will see the difference!)

  • Imad_K on February 3, 2012, 16:25 GMT

    Listen people seriously please stop making excuses about dropping so and so, IPL, tiredness, age etc. You can see my comments well before both the Eng and Aus series I said India would get thrashed. The main reason is that the Indian batsmen cannot play outside the sub continent against good bowlers or bouncy tracks. I am sure if these test matches were being played in India the outcome would be much more different. Also, just winning a T20 match means nothing. Even Ireland and Bangladesh win ODI and T20 matches. Also, the Indians should thank their lucky stars that all the main Aussie bowlers are injured otherwise not only would they have thrashed even worse they probably would be coming back with broken fingers etc. India lack bowling and the problems with their batting have contributed to the thrashing both in Eng and Aus. Other teams lose as well but generally a team that is 1/2 doesn't get thrashed so badly unless they have major issues.

  • manisacumen on February 3, 2012, 16:18 GMT

    At last India has won. This will do a lot of good. Pathan needs to get a chance; but he should prove himself when he gets one. Even if he fails in the bowling, he should compensate big with batting. Last time, Dhoni had the guts to drop Viru even for the finals. Uthappa got the chance and did well. He should have been here instead of that Parthiv Patel. At least Rahane would have been considered. Or Dinesh Karthik. India is always a good ODI team now a days. Of course they flopped in SA mainly because of no Tendulkar , Sehwag, Gambhir and Yuvraj. If Sachin has to come in, Rohit will surely miss unless Dhoni decides to drop a pacer or a spinner. I want to tell the indian fans one thing. - if india lose on feb 5 again don't hurl abuse at the team. ODI is a tough one since australia will be fully strong and our new comers will take time to settle. With none of Gambhir, Sachin or Sehwag in true form in the tests, it will take a lot to do well.

  • Scube on February 3, 2012, 16:07 GMT

    I'm not sure why most of the Oz fans are so self-centered!! Afterall, their selectors are trying to make the series competitive by including one walking wicket in their team! In return, did the Indians not resurrect the careers of Ricky, Hussey & Hilfy!

  • rnarayan on February 3, 2012, 16:04 GMT

    It's good to see India win. iust that this has little bearing on test cricket. In 2011, Gambhir averaged 31+. Of the others test players in this squad, Sehwag, Kohli, Raina and Dhoni averaged less than 30. By comparison, Dravid scored over 1200 runs at an ave of 57, Laxman nearly 800 at 41, Tendulkar 750+ at 47.. Please! The dawn is not yet..

  • on February 3, 2012, 16:00 GMT

    Why these doubts? Shaun Marsh is in because of "Heredity". Vinay Kumar is in because of "Statehood", whatever that means! Srikkant was ambassador of CSK. Is he the ambassador of TenVic now?

  • Nampally on February 3, 2012, 15:51 GMT

    @Kavindeven: You are absolutely right. Rahul with his quick leg spinners is bit like Kumble & also like Chandrasheker. Dhoni has been very unkind to this young man sitting him on the bench for 9 games in a row. He has tremendous talent which needs to be used than wasted. Aussies are weak against wrist leg spinner of Rahul's type. He is #1 spinner in the Indian team but is treated like a reserve player. In bowling line up he should always get preference over non wicket takers like Vinay & Ashwin. But Dhoni's tactics are so irrational that there is no logic in what ever he does - field placing, bowling changes or team selection.For ODI's Rahul sharma needs to be in XI if India has any chance of winning. Poor selection of XI by Dhoni has been one of the major factors in Indian team's defeats!.

  • on February 3, 2012, 15:51 GMT

    finally finally finally so happy youngsters have turned it around and hopefully it continues in odi series but awesome fielding really happy after 16 overseas defeats (1 tie)just shows sometime how tough winning a cricket match can be . jadeja fielding and bowling was brillant gambhir slow and steady knock but that was needed and sehwag ,khol and i dhoni there cameo were game changers . Great to see MS promoting himself hopefully with no Yuvi he does that more in ODIS

  • on February 3, 2012, 15:49 GMT

    People who criticize players like Jadeja, Vinay kumar should stop it.. India needs harworking players like Praveen, Ojha, Vinay, Jadeja who always want to prove a point.. They are all team players and should be given equal chances with the people who are playing for a decade. It will be interesting to see which youngster will be sitting on the bench to watch 100 th 100 in the first ODI on sunday.. For many people 100 is important than winning.. Why is it always individuals and records in Indian team ??

  • on February 3, 2012, 15:44 GMT

    For the ODIs, Sachin should replace the irresponsible Sehwag, with his I-don't-care-a-hoot attitude and not the perennially unlucky Rohit Sharma. Rohit can field better than Sehwag. His bowling is not worse than Sehwag's either. And, most importantly, Sehwag needs a massive impact with the heaviest boot available on his ample behind, to wake him up and to start making him feel responsible. Lady luck is kicking Rohit on his but, should the in-tour-selection group add insult to injury? That won't be fair!

  • rahulcricket007 on February 3, 2012, 15:43 GMT

    EVEN A DONKEY HAS ITS DAY , SO WAS THE INDIAN TEAM 'S DAY TODAY & THEY WIN . ALSO IT'S TOO EARLY TO FORGET THE WHITEWASH CHUT IYON .

  • on February 3, 2012, 15:39 GMT

    Our fielding was rocking today! Hats off to Jadeja, Rahul Sharma and Gautam Gambhir! Awesomeness! \m/ told ya! Bleed Blue! ♥

  • on February 3, 2012, 15:29 GMT

    @kavindeven. Recently you said, you stopped watching T 20. Then stopped watching ODIs. Then Tests. Then from coming on to Cricinfo posts! What happened? Lonely out there, without the company of all of us at Cricinfo?

  • mdev.mp on February 3, 2012, 15:26 GMT

    At last we won......Hurray....Aussies get ready for one day punch.....

  • WellwisherINDIA on February 3, 2012, 15:18 GMT

    ONLY TWO CHANGES TO BE MADE IN THE INDIAN ELEVEN FROM IInd T20 TEAM TO Ist ONEDAY :- SEHWAG AND ASHWIN NEEDS TO BE RESTED SACHIN AND IRFAN PATHAN MUST COME IN INSTEAD, all the yougsters should get chance to play THAT WILL GIVE A DIFFERENCE/FRESHNESS IN THE FIELDING, let the youngsters play againest oldies like PONTING,HUSSIE & CLARK. Indian Ist onday team 1. Sachin 2.Gambir 3.Kohli 4. Raina 5. Rohit Sharma 6. Dhoni 7. Jadeja 8. Irfan Pathan 9.Rahul Sharma 10. Praveen Kumar 11. Vinay Kumar or Zaheer Khan/Umesh Yadav

  • on February 3, 2012, 15:17 GMT

    Mr. Kavindeven i agree that Sehwag is the only weak link in this team, but tendulkar is not records obsessed & Tendulkar will win matches for india in ODI series. He is Ten Times Better Batsman & Fielder than Sehwag. Wait & See.

  • chapathishot on February 3, 2012, 15:14 GMT

    Many fans are back in the forum .Some of the comments are ridiculous like India were in a winning position when Dhoni promoted himself in world cup or in the current game.People dont know about cricket and comment,Sharma will get his chances in ODIs where he will get more time to settle than a T20,one more failure can harm his confidence and India's performance in ODIs.To keep the left right combination Dhoni promoted himself like he did in WC final to take care of Murali.India will have more wins in this tour as Srilanka is the third team in the triseries.Also Australia will be feilding an older team than India in ODIs and will be a major Factor.Two of the best future talented batsmen are on show with Rohit and Chandimal with Kholi an established WC winner

  • RagsGH on February 3, 2012, 15:08 GMT

    @Muru Here : What is your problem man? What is wrong with Vinay Kumar>? Today he bowled at 140+ km, your aware of that??? Today also he is very consistent and got the wicket..!! Just compare his economy with others? What is wrong with you guys???/// Always criticizing Vinay..!! He is a very good bowler..!! Pls no more comment on him..!!! Let him play till the time he perform.

  • Vilander on February 3, 2012, 14:59 GMT

    good win well done. but its a 20 20 game, anyone can win..please....we have lost 8 test matches in a row. Please do not dilute the pain, no. Even if india win all their remaining games on tour here they would still only be good in limited over cricket, not good in cricket.

  • on February 3, 2012, 14:57 GMT

    A win is a win.India needed just 1 win to get back on track.Now v ll c d difference in the one dayers....

  • Romenevans on February 3, 2012, 14:51 GMT

    After so long i see Anil Kumble in Rahul Sharma. Fast bowler like attitude in a spinner, with bounce, line and length. This kid is here to stay. In fact i'd prefer Rahul Sharma over "Over hyped & Over Rated" R Ashwin.

  • IndianCrazyFan on February 3, 2012, 14:51 GMT

    Thank God. Finally a win due to stupid move of Bailey to move Wade down.

    But wonderful work from Indians especially Jadeja. Well done. Young lad who was given lot of criticism during last couple of years due to Dhoni supporting finally seemed to have found his track with all round ability. His spark is definelty a change for ageing cricketers.

    Looks like ROHIT will sit out again in respect of Sachin. Jadeja occupying 7th spot means Raina or Rohit. In end Raina might get nod as Dhoni has more confidence in him. So Rohit pray for some injury to get in a chance.

    ODIs will be different since Aus will be back with regualr in form player team and SL did exceptionally better than India abraod after WC final loss.

    So I dont believe it will be easy chance for Indians to win matches.

    Lets wait and watch.

  • sk12 on February 3, 2012, 14:50 GMT

    Hmmm a win atlast... feels somewhat good.. nevermind its just in a stupid format.

  • on February 3, 2012, 14:43 GMT

    Finally, TGIF, make my day with at least one thumb up.

  • on February 3, 2012, 14:42 GMT

    @atuljain1969..jadeja has been performing well for the last 3 series... he has taken 24 wickets from 13 matches..dont just comment blindly..

  • on February 3, 2012, 14:39 GMT

    Well that was my observation..that only one overseas match(2nd t20 vs australia) that Dada(Ganguly) misses and Sanjay Manjrekar takes over since the start of England tour,India starts winning!!! :-P

  • on February 3, 2012, 14:36 GMT

    Well that was my observation..that only one overseas match(2nd t20 vs australia) that Dada(Ganguly) misses and Sanjay Manjrekar takes over since the start of England tour,India starts winning!!! :-P

  • on February 3, 2012, 14:32 GMT

    It is the heart, passion and pride of the youngsters that won the game. A massive change/improvement in body language, mood, aggression on the field. A very welcomed change in the field. Ive always stated that Jadeja should be on the test team as he is probably one of India's best all rounders, bat, bowl, field.

    Congratulations to the Indian youngsters, we need to see more of them in the test series because the veterans are fading and give up easily when down, where as the indian youngsters are aggressive and hungry for both runs and wickets.

  • Al_Bundy1 on February 3, 2012, 14:28 GMT

    This is what I am talking about! You drop the big 3 and I'Cant Sharma, and you start seeing results immediately. India won this match mainly bcoz of their fielding. The Big 3 were leaking runs, and dropping catches in the field. Can you imagine winning this game with the Big 3 fielding? Confine the Big 3 to a museum. Those dinosaurs need to spend a few Nights at the Museum with Ben Stiller

  • on February 3, 2012, 14:27 GMT

    @all those who think india performed because of IPL auction... other than jadeja and vinay, all other players are already auctioned off... when players do well, appreciate their effort....

  • StatisticsRocks on February 3, 2012, 14:26 GMT

    Who cares, this is only 20-20 and not test match.

  • on February 3, 2012, 14:21 GMT

    @WhitesXI. Reason: Heredity.

  • Witty_Cricketer on February 3, 2012, 14:21 GMT

    I wonder if Sehwag really thinks about his batting, he should think about playing substantial innings for the team rather than small cameos. He cannot hide everytime saying that is his natural game. If his natural game is not winning enough matches for India, then he should modify it a little bit atleast to be of more value to the team.

  • Nampally on February 3, 2012, 14:16 GMT

    Congrats India for breaking a 16 game winless streak overseas!.The first step in beating the monkey off their backs has been achieved.With younger & more agile fielders, India captured 4 victims in run outs alone.What a shame they did not do with a younger side in the Tests!.Does this not show the Senior players the importance of fielding. India has at least 4 brilliant fielders in Kohli, Raina, Jadeja & Rohit. These guys can save at least 10 runs each just thru' their fielding in T-20, not to speak of run outs.This win augers well for the ODI series. For the ODI's India will go back with at least 2 seniors in Tendulkar & ZAK. Hopefully these 2 will contribute with bat & ball albeit weakening the fielding.Indian team is still the strongest of the 3 teams, on paper. But they need to have winning attitude to show their batting.India now have 3 strong wkt. taking bowlers in ZAK, Praveen & Rahul Sharma + Ashwin to control the runs+ Jadeja as back up.If batting shows up, India will WIN.

  • hnlns on February 3, 2012, 14:13 GMT

    A WIN AT LAST, WHAT A RELIEF ! Congratulations to all the players who showed the hunger to win. May this trend continue into the triseries coming up. Hope to see a closely contested series rather than the boring one-sided matches. All the best Team India.

  • on February 3, 2012, 14:12 GMT

    The kind of confidence boast the Indians need. A very good all round performance. Keep it up guys.

  • johntycodes on February 3, 2012, 14:10 GMT

    Was australia fair dinkum in this match. Why would they drop the man of the match from opening to number 6 in this game. Why would they drop bowlers that performed well in game 1 and keep pathetic brett lee who never mixes up his pace.

  • on February 3, 2012, 14:07 GMT

    finally an away win, will this bring back the winning ways

  • atuljain1969 on February 3, 2012, 14:06 GMT

    Performance of Jadeja puts a question mark on todays IPL auction. Is the timing right ?

  • on February 3, 2012, 14:03 GMT

    let win the ODIs as well ....lets bounce back

  • immit13 on February 3, 2012, 14:03 GMT

    Hi i know will face some music for this... but can't ignore the fact that this SPARK in Indian Team has come only on the penultimate date of IPL Auction. Can be a co-incidence but i sincerely doubt it.. Being an Indian Fan I WISH WE HAD AUCTIONABLE TOURNAMENTS FOR TEST CRICKET TOO... IN WHICH CASE INDIA WOULD HAVE STILL STAYED NO. 1 TEST SIDE. lol. We work and work hard only if we are paid high amount of Money. A hard reality which all the Indian/Foreign fans have to get down their throats. Not sure how many will read and agree to this... hope i get support...haha.

  • on February 3, 2012, 13:59 GMT

    My XI for one day matches Gambhir, tendulkar, Kohli, Rohit, Raina, Dhoni, Jadeja, Irfan, Ashwin, Praveen , Zaheer

  • Harry_Kool on February 3, 2012, 13:55 GMT

    @Mervo. The law of averages iwas always on their side. No team can keep losing all the time. @VivGilchrist & Bill.W. Totally agree. Mickey Arthur needs to lose his WA hat for the good of the national team. Did he do this with the Saffers?

  • Scube on February 3, 2012, 13:53 GMT

    Hope the BCCI picks up the cue and fixes future series in Aus / Eng / SA with 7 T20s, 5 ODIs & may be 1 Test! Btw, the Swami Army must be one unshakeable lot that they find their voices even at such toe end of a frustrating series!

  • Harry_Kool on February 3, 2012, 13:51 GMT

    @Thamizhthendral. Momentum? You're kidding, right?

  • on February 3, 2012, 13:50 GMT

    India like financial crisis, Hardly to be recovered. Let's see what is gonna be happened.

  • on February 3, 2012, 13:43 GMT

    wow once again selected vinay kumar in this 20-20....wow great player....great record in his carrier.....he included test match, 20 match, one day match...i think , BCCI selected vinay kumar...women cricket internation match also... thats only pending for his carrier....all the best vinay kumar

  • ThatzMyView on February 3, 2012, 13:41 GMT

    For ODI's Bring on Manoj tiwary for Virender Sehwag. Gambhir and Sachin can open the batting. Gambhir, Sachin, Virat, MSD, Raina, Rohit , Manoj, Irfan/jaddu, Ashwin/Rahul, PK, VK.. VK 140+ is disproving me day by day...

  • dongiri on February 3, 2012, 13:40 GMT

    Suddenly India was very professional, everybody had a spring in their feet, alert fieldsmen, batsmen focusing on rotating the strike and making use of the loose balls fully - showing what they are capable of. what brought about this turnaround? There is no plausible reason for that. i hate to say this, i am a diehard fan of India, but u hear tomorrow is the IPL auction going on floor...i feel ashamed.

  • rohanbala on February 3, 2012, 13:39 GMT

    Seeing Shaun Marsh bat (seemingly in a trance) and getting out to innocuous deliveries, one should be reminded of Zaheer Abbas who got out regularly to Roger Binny in a test series in India, long ago to single digit scores. If I remember right, he is reported to have received a telegram informing that he is under a black magic spell. It was the same Zaheer Abbas who had pounded the English attack to shreds the earlier season. Shaun Marsh appears to be in a similar situation now and it is baffling to note that the australian selectors still keep faith in his abilities.

  • on February 3, 2012, 13:39 GMT

    @rahulcricket007... do u have anything against jadeja now?... he is now a better cricketer... he is an outstanding fielder... in his second entry he has become a better bowler.... and he is a handy with the bat... after his re-entry, he has taken 24 wickets from 13 matches at an avg of 23 and economy less than 5... also scored 220 runs from 10 match at an average of 31... which is very good for a player coming at 7...

  • on February 3, 2012, 13:34 GMT

    yes man...there you go that's the first win after the boxing day.......:)

  • Jack_India on February 3, 2012, 13:32 GMT

    So Hussey got Finch out thru Jadeja. Then Hussey again got Bailey out thru Jadeja. And then Hussey got himself out caught by Jadeja of Jadeja's bowling. Excellent Hussey, excellent

  • Haleos on February 3, 2012, 13:29 GMT

    @MaruthuDelft - Umesh not good? He was the only silverline in the test series on the bowling side. I agree Ashwin is overrated. He is highly unathletic for his age which has been pointed out numerous times by Harsha Bhogle as well.

  • Haleos on February 3, 2012, 13:27 GMT

    Congrats India. In limited overs India is a completely different outfit. Thanks to the absense of slow movers like VVS and Dravid who are a big liability in the field.

  • on February 3, 2012, 13:27 GMT

    Good to see India finally winning a game in Australia after being thrashed. If India need to continue winning, Shewag should be dropped. It is absurd to see his patience. He is not fit even to play Ranji also. He do not have temperament to wait and settle. To bat like him is not a good batsman, anybody who can hold a bat, can swing like him & if your luck favvours you may be the best batsman in the world and you can

  • Nish8738 on February 3, 2012, 13:25 GMT

    And what wrong has Usman khwaja done? why was he dropped for 4 test matches. Marsh couldn't even go past 10 in 8 innings and they still selected him in the t20 match. there are far better number 3 players for australia.

  • Nish8738 on February 3, 2012, 13:23 GMT

    Everyone(including me) has been saying that pathan should have played instead of vinay. but the guy has proved that he belongs to the international arena. he has worked really hard on his bowling. he bowled one at 141 kph with swing. the line and the lentgh were awesome as well. He has come back really strong after the poor showing in the test matches. by the way this was the best fielding i have seen by India EVER. India looked like australia and australia looked like india in the field today. CHEERS

  • rantingidiot on February 3, 2012, 13:23 GMT

    And we see the typical hypocritical reactions from our sub-continent fans! Take a gander at the cricinfo FB page and you will see the Indians gloating about their team's "massive" win over Australia completely ignoring the fact that they have been total trash for the last 5 matches on this tour. On the other end of the spectrum are our Pakistani fans, happily cursing their team's collapse in Dubai today forgetting that a few days ago they were singing in the glory of a 2-0 lead in the series. Oh! Just a second, England are 6 down and here comes the praise for their team again!

  • on February 3, 2012, 13:20 GMT

    WIINNN!! atlast a good win for India!! time to celebrate!! The timing of win is perfect for ODI's. DEfinitely India will do better in ODI's with this fielding. PEOPLE WHO ARE COMMENTING ON DHONI ATLEAST PLS STOP THAT HELL NOW...............

  • on February 3, 2012, 13:17 GMT

    Good to see India winning at last. If India has to continue this momentum, Shewag should be dropped immediately. He is unfit to be in the team as he do not have temperament to stay atleast for a minimum overs. Absurd.........

  • Technical-1 on February 3, 2012, 13:16 GMT

    Run outs are unacceptable behavior.. Batsmen should be fined for doing this crap! Stupidy is not a part of Cricket! Use better judgment! Hence the lost..!

  • on February 3, 2012, 13:13 GMT

    Well Played India...Good win before Tri Series....However, people like Sehwag is still a waste both in field and batting.....Hopefully he finds form in the early part of Tri-series

  • Srini_Indian on February 3, 2012, 13:12 GMT

    Nice win, since SL is joining as a 3rd team, India vs Australia finals is guaranteed. SL is a hopeless team!!!

  • jaztech on February 3, 2012, 13:11 GMT

    Great work from the Australian selectors! Take a team that played so well only a couple of days ago, bring in a test match failure, move the man of the match down half a dozen spots in the batting order, shuffle every body around. Then mix in some poor running between the wickets and you've found a very good recipe for failure. Excellent work to all concerned! Perhaps they can pick Marsh for the ODIs as well. He could officially have the worst run as a top 6 batsman in all of cricket history. Can't believe with all the talent that Australia has and their dominant performance over India that they somehow managed to orchestrate their own defeat here. Disgraceful.

  • Romenevans on February 3, 2012, 13:09 GMT

    OMG! These young Indian kids are lighting fast, Kudos for their fielding skills. However Indian now again have a young slow fielder who they will have to hide on the field. Yes you guessed it right, R Ashwin. He and sehwag was awful on the field and quite embarassing when you look at Jadeja, Kohli, Raina, Ajinkya, and sharma.

  • Romenevans on February 3, 2012, 13:06 GMT

    Sehwag is the only weak link in this team, who will be joined by another senior citizen known as records obsessed Tendulkar in ODI series.

  • Romenevans on February 3, 2012, 13:05 GMT

    @ Okakaboka - ROFLMAO! Cool off dude, you sounds like a little pissed off baby girl. They are just experimenting for next t20 WC team build up. Besides who cares for T20? Yes! An Indian here.

  • satanswish on February 3, 2012, 13:05 GMT

    I am sure there are better players in Australia than Shaun Marsh.

  • theRule19 on February 3, 2012, 13:01 GMT

    Relax guys, surely there is no ill feeling between Dhoni and Pathan. Pathan, will get his chance in the ODIs and surely few other players will as well like Rahane and Tiwary. These are good prospects for India cricket, just because they are excellent fielders and growing batsmen. Just hope Sachin, ends his career after his 100th and all the seniors with the exception of one or two at the most (in Sehwag and Dhoni) are in the team to guide the young generation.

  • svengali47 on February 3, 2012, 13:01 GMT

    The arrogance of our selectors is a disgrace for all to see. Changing winning sides shows the complete disregard and disrepesct these selectors have for 20/20 cricket and the careers of professional cricket. We are badly world ranked because wo do not approach the game professionally. To pick a batsman with a recent test average under 3 is to disrepect his team mates and the sport in general just to try and get him into form for other forms of cricket. Instead they have put a bullet to his head and pulled the trigger. They will also hurt his brother's career too with this childish attitude to selection. Every Aussie team should be chosen on merit and winning teams only changes due to injury or indiscpline.

  • on February 3, 2012, 13:01 GMT

    Yipeeee..........India finally won down under.......

    But pls answer my question,Why did dhoni promote himself up the order today? Then why didn't he come at no.4 in Sydney when team were losing wickets?

    Is this not a bad attitude to stay not out and increase his average

    Dhoni has proved he is cheap........

  • on February 3, 2012, 12:54 GMT

    Test cricket has moved on and India is still stuck in its old ways with inward looking ,self absorbed ,arrogant old players.Their laziness in fielding,running between the wickets and even the slow footwork while batting has let the team down.

    It is good to see Dhoni's confidence coming back when he is playing with youngsters.Energy is a vital part of cricket now.India has to nurture it and display it.

  • NairUSA on February 3, 2012, 12:52 GMT

    Whew! About time. Eventhough 20-20s can go in either direction, the Indian fans will savor this victory.

  • sathishvaiju on February 3, 2012, 12:52 GMT

    Well done India.Gambhir u r awesome.

  • on February 3, 2012, 12:52 GMT

    The Team that batted & bowled well and did SPLENDID FIELDING for the first time overseas--i.e. INDIA is bound to win .. at long last !! There was though a minoR hiccup in the penultimate over (19th) when Dhoni played VERY CASUALLY, adding pressure to Gambhir, who too made the first three balls DOT, before hitting a four to herald a sweet win .. Congrats Team India !! Is it an EYE-OPENER for the Tri-series that is on a swing coming up on Sunday !! GODSPEED !!r

  • theRule19 on February 3, 2012, 12:48 GMT

    hahaha..amazing..always thought India and MS Dhoni were hard done by the inability of the seniors while fielding (and batting) in the tests, and all the blame for that came on Dhoni as a leader. One big thing that could have been improved (or experimented) during the tests was the batting order and Dhoni should have come up the order which would have been interesting to see. As said earlier, this young Indian side is energetic and has some really good fielders and players who really want to do good but how often do we see opportunities given to correct people. In the end, a good way to take this confidence in winning ways during the ODIs for team India. Still hopeful for Pathan to play in the ODI squad in place of V. Kumar. Rahane also deserves few more games.

  • matbhuvi on February 3, 2012, 12:48 GMT

    Nothing interesting..There is no good batting or bowling from both the teams..poor running from Aussies. They ran themselves to defeat. India had little part to play. Hope the ODIs will be more interesting.

  • Nair_saab on February 3, 2012, 12:44 GMT

    The best win ever in the history of Indian cricket. 2 runs from 12 balls - my heart was saying India & and my brain saying Australia....thanks to the performance of this team in the last few months on away conditions.

  • Marcio on February 3, 2012, 12:43 GMT

    O only watched the AUS innings and the beginning of the INd innings. It was obvious that 130 was 50 runs short on that track, so the result was inevitable. I guess time will tell just how foolish this rotation/experimentation policy of the Australian selectors is. Why make mass changes to a winning team, and drop your man-of-the-match opener down the order? And Sean Marsh? He should sue the selecters for picking him when hopelessly out of form, and destrying whatever little bit of confidence he has left. Has there ever been a worse performance by any AUS batsman in a single summer? His average must be about 2 or something. And they keep picking him! Just embarrassing for everyone.

  • veerakannadiga on February 3, 2012, 12:37 GMT

    Hurrayyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!! A win abroad at last. Its the Time TO Party Tonight!!!!!!!!!!

  • on February 3, 2012, 12:36 GMT

    seeing dhoni do well in odi's or T20's makes it clear he is naturally a player of that kind.he shouls quit tests and concentrate on shorter version that will make him a far dangerous player like bevan or yuvaraj.coming from a dear dhoni fan.

  • on February 3, 2012, 12:36 GMT

    India very well on field just like the Africans ..... They won the match because of the efforts of great fielding ....best wishes for the Triangular must be a cracker

  • Fast_Track_Bully on February 3, 2012, 12:31 GMT

    at the end it is proved that India can beat Aus if they want. Gambhir shows maturity today but Sehwag still lazy. He need break. time to give a chance to Rhane.

  • on February 3, 2012, 12:21 GMT

    A bowler who is not good enough cannot take hat trick in international cricket.. That too three top order pakistanis with lots of experience.

  • on February 3, 2012, 12:19 GMT

    thank god.....india has finally broken the jinx....

  • VJGS on February 3, 2012, 12:15 GMT

    Finally. I still believe Sehwag should be kicked out, but a brilliant team performance. Do the selectors need anymore proof to replace the seniors with the youngsters? What do the young guns lack? Their fielding, bowling, batting is outstanding. Most importantly, after a defeat, they have the fire, the determination to back and win - something the seniors really, really lack.

  • Nightwing32 on February 3, 2012, 12:15 GMT

    I have faith in Marsh. I mean he has so much skill but they brought him back to early. Also congrats India, you actually won something...even if it is a T20. Also why you missed that catch Wade? WHY!!!! of Hogg as well.

  • Hrit24 on February 3, 2012, 12:14 GMT

    A brilliant effort, Team India. You have showed replicas of your 2011 Cricket World Cup QF against the Aussies. I as an Indian was supporting you all the way. So sad that we couldn't see more of this in the Test series. Continue your form in the Tri-Series.

  • on February 3, 2012, 12:12 GMT

    india register their first victory of the tour at MCG ! ::)) Little sigh of relief for Dhoni and fletcher

  • venbas on February 3, 2012, 12:11 GMT

    Can someone tell me the logic of choosing Vinay kumar over Irfan. Vinay kumar has been soundly thrashed all around the park during this tour. I wonder if Vinay will even manage to find a place in his state Ranji team with this performance.

  • i_witnessed_2011 on February 3, 2012, 12:11 GMT

    Congratulation to Team India for the first win of the tour. Hope further matches will be as two-sided contest as it was today. It is starnge to note that Aus out-spinned India in first T20 and India Out-Fielded Aus in second T20!!. It does not happen too often :-) Now ODI team selection forteam India will be interesting keeping in mind that Zak and Umesh will be back for the contention and Jadeja,Rahul sharma playing well in the T20s. Wade looks to close the door for Haddin completely :)

  • anindya_mozumdar on February 3, 2012, 12:11 GMT

    Have the Indian fans declared that they are the greatest T20 side ever yet?

  • Kovilpavu on February 3, 2012, 12:11 GMT

    A True supporter should back their team when they are down ... I always believe one day india can turn things around .Hope this is the day !!

  • on February 3, 2012, 12:09 GMT

    Viru has been dismissed off full tosses in three of his last four innings. There seems to be a pattern there, suggesting he needs to be careful about how he deals with full tosses!

  • whitesXI on February 3, 2012, 12:09 GMT

    Seriously can anyone outside of the selction panel find a reason why Brad Hodge can't make a squad but S Marsh continues to be picked?

  • MaruthuDelft on February 3, 2012, 12:09 GMT

    It is Praveen again. It prooves it is about mind rather than the physical aspects. With Zaheer, Praveen and Ojah India has to find an Off Spinner(Ashwin is not that good) and a quicky(Umesh-not that good) to field a 5 5 1 eleven in tests.

  • on February 3, 2012, 12:07 GMT

    It is now a spark which has taken a lot of time, it has ignited now and it shouldn't be as tough as they have started Tests... There wasn't any chance for India to bounce back in Tests, but here they have got and they need to continue it, as the criticism well definitely fall down.... Its time for India to pick Pros and move ahead and don't look back

  • Herath-UK on February 3, 2012, 12:04 GMT

    All should be very happy that India managed to pull off a win at last and this will make the Tri series more exciting now with Sri Lanka joining in.Leave the crtisicm out and enjoy the rare win! Ranil Herath - Kent

  • Thamizhthendral on February 3, 2012, 12:03 GMT

    I hope India will continue the momentum...... and irfan pathan will do his role in ODI....

  • on February 3, 2012, 12:02 GMT

    They shud hav let Rohit sharma come out at two down...the guy has been in aus for over a month waiting for a chance to play

  • on February 3, 2012, 12:00 GMT

    its good sight from indian team all the best in odi

  • Okakaboka on February 3, 2012, 12:00 GMT

    Disgraceful!!! ........This game was lost when Marsh went into bat. Was he ever going to make more than a duck? SELECTORS......HE IS FINISHED....Gone!!!!. You took too long to get rid of snicker North, snicker Hughes....and you seem to want to give Marsh even more chances than them. Fair dinkum...Marsh makes Glen Macgrath look like a quality batsman. Those run outs...which were ridiculous.....were caused by the instability of a quick Warner exit followed by Marsh's mega rocket exit. I vote S. Marsh is never selected in an Australian squad EVER again! Selectors...you lost us this match...just had to experiment didn't you? Wade should have opened again and Finch first drop......Yes...Finch is better than Birt, Khawaja, and Bailey.

  • on February 3, 2012, 12:00 GMT

    indians back to winning ways.... its time to celebrate....

  • on February 3, 2012, 11:59 GMT

    Dhoni again did the same. Promoted himself when India was on the verge of winning this match, as he did in world cup finale. Poor captain.

  • Bill.W on February 3, 2012, 11:59 GMT

    Australia trying desperately to have a reason to buy a plane ticket for Shaun Marsh to go to the West Indies, this should settel the decision now - unpack the bags and cancel the ticket - you're staying home son!!

  • rahulcricket007 on February 3, 2012, 11:58 GMT

    two miracles happen today . first in dubai where eng are looking dominant & second in mcg where from nowhere india finally win a match .

  • mamboman on February 3, 2012, 11:57 GMT

    ZOMG!! Was the fix in to take that game to the last over or what? I hope the Indians collected handsomely from their bookies!!

  • gkannuchamy on February 3, 2012, 11:57 GMT

    Well, I can't wait for the 'thumb-sucking' duo Chucks on Espncricinfo to come back with another stellar performance on camera describing what went wrong for the Indians here in Melbourne.

  • on February 3, 2012, 11:56 GMT

    India Rockz...........................

  • on February 3, 2012, 11:56 GMT

    atlast we won the our tours 1st match......

  • streetblader on February 3, 2012, 11:51 GMT

    OK, so they managed to win by a fluke chance here... so what? 20-20 is unpredictable, even if BD play Australia 10 times, they would win a couple... and even with such a low score the Indians had to crawl to win with just 2 balls to spare.... ugly undeserved win for them...

  • streetblader on February 3, 2012, 11:45 GMT

    The ever so selfish DHONI, comes in ahead of Raina and Rohit when the match is safe and there for the taking.... Way to go MS...

  • rohanbala on February 3, 2012, 11:01 GMT

    No one can understand why Shaun Marsh was given another chance by the Australian selectors. Not long ago, it was Marcus North who was given umpteen chances and now it is Shaun's turn to be consistently included despite scoring single digit scores.

  • on February 3, 2012, 10:20 GMT

    fabulous chance for india to get their first ever win in the series down under............! its up to the Indian top order to perform their task now which seems easy looking at the way wicket is playing..............! hoping to see India gets to the target with ease...............1

  • on February 3, 2012, 10:11 GMT

    Wow! Vinay kumar is bowling at 140+; what a sight. Can not believe.

  • on February 3, 2012, 10:08 GMT

    it is beautifully done..........................hoping for a big win today.beautiful bowling from praveen kumar doing the damage early in the innings followed by some electrifying run outs by jadeja and economical bowling from ashwin,jadeja.....an all round performance lets hope the best in the batting.

  • MalolanR on February 3, 2012, 10:05 GMT

    I Would Like The India Bashers To Come Up Now....Halfway Through The Match We Know That India Will Win

  • Mervo on February 3, 2012, 10:03 GMT

    After losing 8 tests, 5 one day games and a few 20/20 games, India might win something?

  • PACEGUY on February 3, 2012, 9:52 GMT

    Well Done MS Dhoni keep it up, don't give Irfan Pathan a chance anywayz who is MS Dhoni to give Mr.Pathan a chance its all in the hands of ALmighty God. at this stage i will rely on Irfan Pathan more than any other player when it comes to bowling. He's peak was better than Zaheer Khans' but just to mention a fact y on earth do Indian Pace Bowlers dedicate themselves to sacrifice pace since 1991 when javagal Srinath made debut since that time India (no offence) have been an absolute complete failure interms of producing quick bowlers its been over 20 years since this nation ha sproduced a single genuine fast bowler and introduced into the international arena. Whereas Neighbours Pakistan have constantly been producing Express Pace bowlers consistently. Wasim Akram (former Pakistan captain) having a presence ind India should be having a dramatic positice effect on the all-rounders department

  • VivGilchrist on February 3, 2012, 9:46 GMT

    Can we please lose the Marsh experiment? There are other guys that actually deserve to be in the team.

  • on February 3, 2012, 9:38 GMT

    Dhoni is not only captain he is dictator also ..always side line to irfan even he returns after long time with good performance in domestic cricket...but dhoni can select avg team again and again and team lossing match in row ....what is this?...

  • on February 3, 2012, 9:02 GMT

    Because Irfan is simply not good enough for international cricket.

  • Bhupi111 on February 3, 2012, 8:52 GMT

    it is clear now,dhoni not want to irfan pathan in team.

  • on February 3, 2012, 8:30 GMT

    why dhoni does not give chance to irfan? irfan can bat and field well besides bowling. also zaheer & umesh shd also have played. why vinay kumar & jadeja always? also aswhin has played 7 test matches in a row now. why can't he be rested. gambhir and sehwag are also failures since long. why can't they be rested? parthiv and manoj shd have played in their place. i think dhoni is not interested in winning. he is interesetd in experimenting only.

    lost 8 test matches in a row. but no change in batsmen and batting order. same story is now being repeated in T20 as well. it seems dhoni and fletcher are on their way out if they continue to loose like this. they are too stubborn and rigid.

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  • on February 3, 2012, 8:30 GMT

    why dhoni does not give chance to irfan? irfan can bat and field well besides bowling. also zaheer & umesh shd also have played. why vinay kumar & jadeja always? also aswhin has played 7 test matches in a row now. why can't he be rested. gambhir and sehwag are also failures since long. why can't they be rested? parthiv and manoj shd have played in their place. i think dhoni is not interested in winning. he is interesetd in experimenting only.

    lost 8 test matches in a row. but no change in batsmen and batting order. same story is now being repeated in T20 as well. it seems dhoni and fletcher are on their way out if they continue to loose like this. they are too stubborn and rigid.

  • Bhupi111 on February 3, 2012, 8:52 GMT

    it is clear now,dhoni not want to irfan pathan in team.

  • on February 3, 2012, 9:02 GMT

    Because Irfan is simply not good enough for international cricket.

  • on February 3, 2012, 9:38 GMT

    Dhoni is not only captain he is dictator also ..always side line to irfan even he returns after long time with good performance in domestic cricket...but dhoni can select avg team again and again and team lossing match in row ....what is this?...

  • VivGilchrist on February 3, 2012, 9:46 GMT

    Can we please lose the Marsh experiment? There are other guys that actually deserve to be in the team.

  • PACEGUY on February 3, 2012, 9:52 GMT

    Well Done MS Dhoni keep it up, don't give Irfan Pathan a chance anywayz who is MS Dhoni to give Mr.Pathan a chance its all in the hands of ALmighty God. at this stage i will rely on Irfan Pathan more than any other player when it comes to bowling. He's peak was better than Zaheer Khans' but just to mention a fact y on earth do Indian Pace Bowlers dedicate themselves to sacrifice pace since 1991 when javagal Srinath made debut since that time India (no offence) have been an absolute complete failure interms of producing quick bowlers its been over 20 years since this nation ha sproduced a single genuine fast bowler and introduced into the international arena. Whereas Neighbours Pakistan have constantly been producing Express Pace bowlers consistently. Wasim Akram (former Pakistan captain) having a presence ind India should be having a dramatic positice effect on the all-rounders department

  • Mervo on February 3, 2012, 10:03 GMT

    After losing 8 tests, 5 one day games and a few 20/20 games, India might win something?

  • MalolanR on February 3, 2012, 10:05 GMT

    I Would Like The India Bashers To Come Up Now....Halfway Through The Match We Know That India Will Win

  • on February 3, 2012, 10:08 GMT

    it is beautifully done..........................hoping for a big win today.beautiful bowling from praveen kumar doing the damage early in the innings followed by some electrifying run outs by jadeja and economical bowling from ashwin,jadeja.....an all round performance lets hope the best in the batting.

  • on February 3, 2012, 10:11 GMT

    Wow! Vinay kumar is bowling at 140+; what a sight. Can not believe.