Commonwealth Bank Series, 2nd Final: Australia v India at Brisbane, Mar 4, 2008
India won by 9 runs
4 March 2008 - day/night match (50-over match)
  India innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal RV Uthappa c Hopes b Clark 30 99 49 1 0 61.22
20.5 stops on the shot, the batsman popping up towards mid-off as the ball comes in on middle, the leg-cutter, and Hopes races round to take a straightforward, palms-up catch 94/1
View dismissal SR Tendulkar c Ponting b Clarke 91 176 121 7 0 75.20
39.2 comes down the track and pops up a soft push towards Ponting at short mid-on who takes a few steps, takes off and dives forward to take a brilliant catch 205/4
View dismissal G Gambhir c Johnson b Clarke 15 21 16 1 0 93.75
25.2 outside off again, Gambhir comes down the track and drives very hard indeed high and out towards long-on where Johnson, his face full of set-jawed determination, takes the catch 121/2
View dismissal Yuvraj Singh c Hayden b Symonds 38 27 38 2 2 100.00
34.6 short ball outside off, Yuvraj takes the bait and goes hard with a pull down Hayden's throat at deep midwicket 175/3
View dismissal MS Dhoni*† c Clarke b Bracken 36 52 37 2 1 97.29
47.6 chipped out a full ball from in line with middle, doesn't get enough middle on it and Clarke takes a comfortable catch 240/7
View dismissal RG Sharma c Symonds b Clarke 2 6 5 0 0 40.00
41.1 hangs it out there outside off, the batsman drives on the up to the covers and Symonds snaps a sharp chance 209/5
View dismissal IK Pathan b Bracken 12 24 20 1 0 60.00
47.2 slower ball cleans him up, the batsman looks to pull it off the back foot, completely times it wrongly and the ball comes in a touch to take off and middle 237/6
View dismissal Harbhajan Singh lbw b Lee 3 7 3 0 0 100.00
48.5 not much doubt about this one, Harbhajan looking to pull and it would have hit middle stump squarely, not much thinking required from the umpire, there 249/8
View dismissal P Kumar c Ponting b Bracken 7 7 7 1 0 100.00
49.3 low full toss aiming in on leg and the batsman forces out to the covers where Ponting holds on, the ball coming out of the sun, and he lost it for a second 255/9
PP Chawla not out 6 8 2 1 0 300.00
S Sreesanth not out 1 4 2 0 0 50.00
Extras (lb 5, w 12) 17
  Total (9 wickets; 50 overs; 220 mins) 258 (5.16 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket B Lee 10 0 58 1 5.80 32 5 1 (1w)
48.5 to Harbhajan Singh, not much doubt about this one, Harbhajan looking to pull and it would have hit middle stump squarely, not much thinking required from the umpire, there 249/8
View wickets NW Bracken 9 1 31 3 3.44 33 1 0
47.2 to Pathan, slower ball cleans him up, the batsman looks to pull it off the back foot, completely times it wrongly and the ball comes in a touch to take off and middle 237/6
47.6 to Dhoni, chipped out a full ball from in line with middle, doesn't get enough middle on it and Clarke takes a comfortable catch 240/7
49.3 to Kumar, low full toss aiming in on leg and the batsman forces out to the covers where Ponting holds on, the ball coming out of the sun, and he lost it for a second 255/9
View wicket SR Clark 6 0 32 1 5.33 14 2 0 (1w)
20.5 to Uthappa, stops on the shot, the batsman popping up towards mid-off as the ball comes in on middle, the leg-cutter, and Hopes races round to take a straightforward, palms-up catch 94/1
  MG Johnson 6 0 33 0 5.50 21 3 0 (8w)
  JR Hopes 6 0 20 0 3.33 21 0 0
View wickets MJ Clarke 10 0 52 3 5.20 28 3 1 (1w)
25.2 to Gambhir, outside off again, Gambhir comes down the track and drives very hard indeed high and out towards long-on where Johnson, his face full of set-jawed determination, takes the catch 121/2
39.2 to Tendulkar, comes down the track and pops up a soft push towards Ponting at short mid-on who takes a few steps, takes off and dives forward to take a brilliant catch 205/4
41.1 to Sharma, hangs it out there outside off, the batsman drives on the up to the covers and Symonds snaps a sharp chance 209/5
View wicket A Symonds 3 0 27 1 9.00 7 2 1 (1w)
34.6 to Yuvraj Singh, short ball outside off, Yuvraj takes the bait and goes hard with a pull down Hayden's throat at deep midwicket 175/3
  Australia innings (target: 259 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AC Gilchrist c †Dhoni b Kumar 2 3 3 0 0 66.66
0.3 and he's walked! Praveen Kumar has done the trick again, starts outside off and moving a shade away, tentative poke from Gilchrist and the ball kisses the outside edge on its way to the keeper, big appeal and he is on his way, Praveen can't contain his excitement, dream start for India, Gilchrist walks off to a rousing ovation, probably for the last time in a one-dayer 2/1
View dismissal ML Hayden run out (Yuvraj Singh/Harbhajan Singh) 55 122 68 7 0 80.88
25.4 Harbhajan Singh to Symonds, got him! Symonds pushes into the covers, Yuvraj does the work, throwing the ball back in to Harbhajan who takes the stumps as Hayden can't back in at the non-striker's end 121/4
View dismissal RT Ponting* c Yuvraj Singh b Kumar 1 9 7 0 0 14.28
2.3 got 'em, now then, now then, short and outside off, Ponting goes for the pull and can't get hold of it, spoons an easy catch to Yuvraj at mid-on, that seemed to stop on him a bit, Yuvraj can't contain his excitement, Kumar is cock-a-hoop, what a start for him, someone must be planning a party in Meerut today 8/2
View dismissal MJ Clarke b Kumar 17 29 22 1 0 77.27
8.6 castled! that one kept low and Kumar's straighter one beats Clarke's defences, slightly short of a length, Clarke tries the pull but that ball shoots through, it's straight and rocks back off-stump, big blow for Australia, signs of up and down, India on a roll now 32/3
View dismissal A Symonds lbw b Harbhajan Singh 42 81 56 2 1 75.00
25.6 outside off, turns back a fair way and traps Symonds on the pad low and in front of middle and off, the batsman bending over the ball and it would have gone on to take middle 123/5
View dismissal MEK Hussey c †Dhoni b Sreesanth 44 66 42 3 0 104.76
41.6 width and short outside off and Hussey cuts hard off the back foot, sending through a thick snick of an under edge to Dhoni who took it and started celebrating 199/6
View dismissal JR Hopes c Chawla b Pathan 63 105 80 4 1 78.75
49.4 outside off and Hopes drives it up to Chawla at mid-on who takes the catch calmly and India win! 249/10
View dismissal B Lee b Kumar 7 20 12 0 0 58.33
46.4 cleans him up this time with the slower one, Lee going for the huge pull across the line and the ball crashes on to the sticks 228/7
View dismissal MG Johnson c †Dhoni b Sreesanth 8 9 6 1 0 133.33
48.2 got him! A big edge through to Dhoni off the back foot, Sreesanth gets another wicket in similar fashion, a short ball way outside off, Johnson goes for the huge pull to midwicket and the under edge slicks through to the keeper 238/8
View dismissal NW Bracken c Chawla b Pathan 1 7 2 0 0 50.00
49.2 full delivery comes in slow on off, Bracken swipes it up to midwicket where a pedalling Chawla runs over and takes it over his head at the second grasp 247/9
SR Clark not out 0 2 0 0 0 -
Extras (lb 2, w 7) 9
  Total (all out; 49.4 overs; 230 mins) 249 (5.01 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets P Kumar 10 2 46 4 4.60 37 5 0
0.3 to Gilchrist, and he's walked! Praveen Kumar has done the trick again, starts outside off and moving a shade away, tentative poke from Gilchrist and the ball kisses the outside edge on its way to the keeper, big appeal and he is on his way, Praveen can't contain his excitement, dream start for India, Gilchrist walks off to a rousing ovation, probably for the last time in a one-dayer 2/1
2.3 to Ponting, got 'em, now then, now then, short and outside off, Ponting goes for the pull and can't get hold of it, spoons an easy catch to Yuvraj at mid-on, that seemed to stop on him a bit, Yuvraj can't contain his excitement, Kumar is cock-a-hoop, what a start for him, someone must be planning a party in Meerut today 8/2
8.6 to Clarke, castled! that one kept low and Kumar's straighter one beats Clarke's defences, slightly short of a length, Clarke tries the pull but that ball shoots through, it's straight and rocks back off-stump, big blow for Australia, signs of up and down, India on a roll now 32/3
46.4 to Lee, cleans him up this time with the slower one, Lee going for the huge pull across the line and the ball crashes on to the sticks 228/7
View wickets S Sreesanth 9 0 43 2 4.77 32 2 1 (2w)
41.6 to Hussey, width and short outside off and Hussey cuts hard off the back foot, sending through a thick snick of an under edge to Dhoni who took it and started celebrating 199/6
48.2 to Johnson, got him! A big edge through to Dhoni off the back foot, Sreesanth gets another wicket in similar fashion, a short ball way outside off, Johnson goes for the huge pull to midwicket and the under edge slicks through to the keeper 238/8
View wickets IK Pathan 8.4 0 54 2 6.23 24 4 0 (4w)
49.2 to Bracken, full delivery comes in slow on off, Bracken swipes it up to midwicket where a pedalling Chawla runs over and takes it over his head at the second grasp 247/9
49.4 to Hopes, outside off and Hopes drives it up to Chawla at mid-on who takes the catch calmly and India win! 249/10
View wicket Harbhajan Singh 10 0 44 1 4.40 33 4 0 (1w)
25.6 to Symonds, outside off, turns back a fair way and traps Symonds on the pad low and in front of middle and off, the batsman bending over the ball and it would have gone on to take middle 123/5
  PP Chawla 9 0 45 0 5.00 28 2 1
  Yuvraj Singh 3 0 15 0 5.00 7 1 0

Match details


Toss - India, who chose to bat
Series - India won the best-of-3-finals 2-0
Player of the match - P Kumar (India)
Player of the series - NW Bracken (Australia)
Umpires - AL Hill (New Zealand) and SJA Taufel
TV umpire - BNJ Oxenford
Match referee - JJ Crowe (New Zealand)
Reserve umpire - TP Laycock

Match Notes


    • India innings
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • India: 50 runs in 12.3 overs (79 balls), Extras 4
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 79 balls (RV Uthappa 23, SR Tendulkar 24, Ex 4)
    • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
    • Drinks: India - 73/0 in 16.0 overs (RV Uthappa 25, SR Tendulkar 42)
    • SR Tendulkar: 50 off 70 balls (5 x 4)
    • India: 100 runs in 21.5 overs (141 balls), Extras 10
    • Drinks: India - 144/2 in 30.0 overs (SR Tendulkar 72, Yuvraj Singh 15)
    • India: 150 runs in 30.3 overs (194 balls), Extras 12
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 56 balls (SR Tendulkar 14, Yuvraj Singh 36, Ex 2)
    • India: 200 runs in 37.5 overs (239 balls), Extras 13
    • India: 250 runs in 48.6 overs (306 balls), Extras 17
    • Innings Break: India - 258/9 in 50.0 overs (Chawla 6, S Sreesanth 1)
    • Australia innings
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • Australia: 50 runs in 12.2 overs (76 balls), Extras 2
    • Drinks: Australia - 53/3 in 14.0 overs (ML Hayden 19, A Symonds 12)
    • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 73 balls (ML Hayden 22, A Symonds 22, Ex 6)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 22.6 overs (144 balls), Extras 6
    • ML Hayden: 50 off 62 balls (6 x 4)
    • Drinks: Australia - 138/5 in 30.0 overs (MEK Hussey 11, JR Hopes 3)
    • Australia: 150 runs in 32.4 overs (202 balls), Extras 7
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 68 balls (MEK Hussey 34, JR Hopes 15, Ex 1)
    • Australia: 200 runs in 42.3 overs (262 balls), Extras 8
    • JR Hopes: 50 off 69 balls (4 x 4)
    • Match Scorers: Venkat Raghav and Binoy George
 
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