Commonwealth Bank Series, 4th Match: Australia v India at Melbourne, Feb 10, 2008
India won by 5 wickets (with 25 balls remaining)
10 February 2008 - day/night match (50-over match)
  Australia innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AC Gilchrist lbw b Sreesanth 0 2 3 0 0 0.00
0.3 oh thats unlucky! Sreesanth pitches much fuller and gets it to swing in, Gilchrist is stuck to his crease as he drives and gets the thickest of inside-edges back onto his pads but umpire Koertzen doesn't pick it, instead slowly raising his finger to uphold Sreesanth's aggressive appeal and India have struck in the first over 1/1
View dismissal ML Hayden c †Dhoni b I Sharma 25 30 21 5 0 119.04
5.2 and he gets his man, pitching on a good length and just wide of off stump, Hayden goes for a big drive and gets a thin edge to Dhoni 37/2
View dismissal RT Ponting* c Tendulkar b I Sharma 9 39 15 0 0 60.00
7.2 edged and gone! Ishant wins the battle again! Its that same, nagging, back of a length delivery outside off stump that gets Ponting up and pushing at it, undone by the extra bounce, and presenting an easy catch into slip's lap 47/3
View dismissal MJ Clarke c RG Sharma b Pathan 11 36 27 1 0 40.74
12.5 sharp catch! Clarke throws it away, coming down and clipping the ball to midwicket, where Rohit holds it very well and Australia are four down 64/4
View dismissal A Symonds c †Dhoni b I Sharma 14 47 24 1 0 58.33
17.5 gone! Ishant again works that outside-the-off-stump line, getting it to lift sharply again and hold its line and straighten, for Symonds to nibble an edge that Dhoni takes, initially moving away but then diving to his right 75/5
MEK Hussey not out 65 122 88 4 0 73.86
View dismissal BJ Haddin st †Dhoni b Harbhajan Singh 5 29 31 0 0 16.12
25.3 now thats some good glovework! Haddin falls over as he attempts to slog-sweep one drifting down leg stump, but he misses and in a flash Dhoni whips off the bails, effecting a very good leg-side stumping ... Haddin doesn't wait for the referral 92/6
View dismissal B Lee c †Dhoni b Pathan 10 44 35 0 0 28.57
38.2 and he snaps a threatening partnership, changing his length and pace to get Lee feathering a catch into Dhoni's gloves, off a loose drive 145/7
View dismissal MG Johnson c Uthappa b Sreesanth 3 10 8 0 0 37.50
40.4 simple dismissal, Johnson driving on the up, front foot not to the pitch, and straight into the hands of Uthappa at cover 151/8
View dismissal NW Bracken c Tendulkar b Sreesanth 1 10 9 0 0 11.11
42.5 all over for Bracken, trying to do downtown but only chipping a simple catch to Tendulkar at mid-on, and Australia are nine down 155/9
View dismissal SR Clark c †Dhoni b I Sharma 0 2 1 0 0 0.00
43.1 thats that, as Clark drives from his crease and edges to Dhoni, giving Ishant his fourth wicket ... Clark stands his ground and looks at his feet but the umpire has no doubts about that one 159/10
Extras (b 1, lb 3, w 9, nb 3) 16
  Total (all out; 43.1 overs) 159 (3.68 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets S Sreesanth 9 0 31 3 3.44 36 3 0 (2w)
0.3 to Gilchrist, oh thats unlucky! Sreesanth pitches much fuller and gets it to swing in, Gilchrist is stuck to his crease as he drives and gets the thickest of inside-edges back onto his pads but umpire Koertzen doesn't pick it, instead slowly raising his finger to uphold Sreesanth's aggressive appeal and India have struck in the first over 1/1
40.4 to Johnson, simple dismissal, Johnson driving on the up, front foot not to the pitch, and straight into the hands of Uthappa at cover 151/8
42.5 to Bracken, all over for Bracken, trying to do downtown but only chipping a simple catch to Tendulkar at mid-on, and Australia are nine down 155/9
View wickets I Sharma 9.1 1 38 4 4.14 40 4 0 (3nb, 2w)
5.2 to Hayden, and he gets his man, pitching on a good length and just wide of off stump, Hayden goes for a big drive and gets a thin edge to Dhoni 37/2
7.2 to Ponting, edged and gone! Ishant wins the battle again! Its that same, nagging, back of a length delivery outside off stump that gets Ponting up and pushing at it, undone by the extra bounce, and presenting an easy catch into slip's lap 47/3
17.5 to Symonds, gone! Ishant again works that outside-the-off-stump line, getting it to lift sharply again and hold its line and straighten, for Symonds to nibble an edge that Dhoni takes, initially moving away but then diving to his right 75/5
43.1 to Clark, thats that, as Clark drives from his crease and edges to Dhoni, giving Ishant his fourth wicket ... Clark stands his ground and looks at his feet but the umpire has no doubts about that one 159/10
View wickets IK Pathan 8 0 26 2 3.25 29 1 0 (2w)
12.5 to Clarke, sharp catch! Clarke throws it away, coming down and clipping the ball to midwicket, where Rohit holds it very well and Australia are four down 64/4
38.2 to Lee, and he snaps a threatening partnership, changing his length and pace to get Lee feathering a catch into Dhoni's gloves, off a loose drive 145/7
View wicket Harbhajan Singh 8 2 19 1 2.37 36 1 0 (2w)
25.3 to Haddin, now thats some good glovework! Haddin falls over as he attempts to slog-sweep one drifting down leg stump, but he misses and in a flash Dhoni whips off the bails, effecting a very good leg-side stumping ... Haddin doesn't wait for the referral 92/6
  V Sehwag 5 0 24 0 4.80 13 1 0
  Yuvraj Singh 2 0 11 0 5.50 5 1 0
  SR Tendulkar 2 0 6 0 3.00 6 0 0
  India innings (target: 160 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal V Sehwag lbw b Bracken 11 18 19 2 0 57.89
3.6 this time the umpire gives it! Bracken produces the same sort of delivery, getting just that little bit more purchase off the surface, and Sehwag takes it high on the front pad again and Taufel agrees with that one, though replays indicate it was going over middle stump 18/1
View dismissal SR Tendulkar c Lee b Johnson 44 123 54 3 0 81.48
25.4 soft dismissal! Tendulkar gets up and drives a good-length delivery in the air to mid-off, where Lee times his dive to his left well and plucks the catch 96/4
View dismissal IK Pathan lbw b Johnson 18 35 30 1 0 60.00
11.2 trapped him! Johnson swings one back into a rooted Pathan, the ball slides down and hits him in front of about leg stump and Taufel shoots up the finger with little hesitation 54/2
View dismissal G Gambhir c Clarke b Lee 21 50 43 2 0 48.83
21.6 and he gets the breakthrough! Pace and bounce does Gambhir in as Lee gets one to climb on Gambhir, the ball takes the shoulder of the bat and Clarke accepts the simplest catch at backward point 89/3
View dismissal Yuvraj Singh c Hussey b Clark 3 31 14 0 0 21.42
28.3 he's gone! Yuvraj tries to force the pace but doesn't pick the slower ball from Clark, driving hard in the air to the man positioned at short cover the ball before 102/5
RG Sharma not out 39 86 61 2 0 63.93
MS Dhoni*† not out 17 72 54 0 0 31.48
Extras (lb 2, w 5) 7
  Total (5 wickets; 45.5 overs) 160 (3.49 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket B Lee 9 0 42 1 4.66 37 4 0 (2w)
21.6 to Gambhir, and he gets the breakthrough! Pace and bounce does Gambhir in as Lee gets one to climb on Gambhir, the ball takes the shoulder of the bat and Clarke accepts the simplest catch at backward point 89/3
View wicket NW Bracken 10 0 35 1 3.50 38 2 0 (1w)
3.6 to Sehwag, this time the umpire gives it! Bracken produces the same sort of delivery, getting just that little bit more purchase off the surface, and Sehwag takes it high on the front pad again and Taufel agrees with that one, though replays indicate it was going over middle stump 18/1
View wicket SR Clark 10 1 26 1 2.60 43 2 0
28.3 to Yuvraj Singh, he's gone! Yuvraj tries to force the pace but doesn't pick the slower ball from Clark, driving hard in the air to the man positioned at short cover the ball before 102/5
View wickets MG Johnson 10 1 24 2 2.40 41 0 0 (1w)
11.2 to Pathan, trapped him! Johnson swings one back into a rooted Pathan, the ball slides down and hits him in front of about leg stump and Taufel shoots up the finger with little hesitation 54/2
25.4 to Tendulkar, soft dismissal! Tendulkar gets up and drives a good-length delivery in the air to mid-off, where Lee times his dive to his left well and plucks the catch 96/4
  MJ Clarke 4 0 12 0 3.00 13 0 0
  A Symonds 2.5 0 19 0 6.70 10 2 0 (1w)

Match details


Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Points - India 4, Australia 0
Player of the match - I Sharma (India)
Umpires - RE Koertzen (South Africa) and SJA Taufel
TV umpire - RL Parry
Match referee - JJ Crowe (New Zealand)
Reserve umpire - AP Ward

Match Notes


    • Australia innings
    • Australia: 50 runs in 8.1 overs (55 balls), Extras 8
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
    • Australia: 100 runs in 28.5 overs (182 balls), Extras 12
    • Drinks: Australia - 112/6 in 32.0 overs (MEK Hussey 30, B Lee 6)
    • MEK Hussey: 50 off 68 balls (3 x 4)
    • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 76 balls (MEK Hussey 37, B Lee 9, Ex 4)
    • Australia: 150 runs in 39.3 overs (248 balls), Extras 16
    • Innings Break: Australia - 159/10 in 43.1 overs (MEK Hussey 65)
    • India innings
    • India: 50 runs in 8.6 overs (55 balls), Extras 1
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • Drinks: India - 65/2 in 15.0 overs (SR Tendulkar 31, G Gambhir 4)
    • India: 100 runs in 27.2 overs (165 balls), Extras 2
    • India: 150 runs in 43.4 overs (266 balls), Extras 6
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 96 balls (RG Sharma 33, MS Dhoni 15, Ex 5)
    • Power Play 3: Overs 45.1 - 50.0
 
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