Commonwealth Bank Series, 2007/08 / Wicket commentary

Commonwealth Bank Series - 7th match

Australia v India

Australia won by 50 runs

5.3

I Sharma to Gilchrist, OUT, first strike to India! Gilchrist doesn't move in his crease, just defending one that nips back in off a length and inside-edges back onto his stumps

AC Gilchrist b I Sharma 15 (30m 17b 3x4 0x6) SR: 88.23

Australia 25/1   ML Hayden 8* (17b 1x6)   I Sharma 2.3-1-4-1

10.1

Patel to Ponting, OUT, and his poor form continues to haunt him! A short one bounces on him more than anticipated and he shapes to drive off the back foot, but the ball goes straight to Rohit at point

RT Ponting c RG Sharma b Patel 10 (24m 14b 1x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

Australia 41/2   ML Hayden 13* (31b 1x6)   MM Patel 3.1-0-14-1

11.3

Pathan to Hayden, OUT, edged and gone! Pathan strikes quickly, defeating Hayden with extra bounce as he tries to cut one too close to the body, and the edge is snapped up by Dhoni

ML Hayden c †Dhoni b Pathan 13 (63m 34b 0x4 1x6) SR: 38.23

Australia 43/3   MJ Clarke 2* (5b)   IK Pathan 0.3-0-0-1

15.4

I Sharma to Symonds, OUT, another one bites the dust! Symonds tries to steer one just too close to the body, as it comes back in at extra height, and the ball goes nowhere but into gully's hands ... a superb decision to bring Ishant back for the first over of the final Powerplay

A Symonds c Uthappa b I Sharma 3 (22m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

Australia 50/4   MJ Clarke 5* (18b)   I Sharma 5.4-1-15-2

23.4

Pathan to Hussey, OUT, edged and taken! Pathan gets his second, striving for swing and inviting Hussey into a drive outside off stump, he succeeds in getting movement in the air and off the pitch and the thin edge is gleefully accepted by Dhoni

MEK Hussey c †Dhoni b Pathan 5 (38m 21b 0x4 0x6) SR: 23.80

Australia 73/5   MJ Clarke 20* (45b 2x4)   IK Pathan 4.4-0-10-2

30.2

Harbhajan Singh to Hopes, OUT, thats lovely teamwork! Harbhajan tosses up the doosra, Hopes doesn't pick it all as he advances out of his crease, the ball goes on past his bat and Dhoni completes an easy stumping .. and Australia have slipped even further into a hole

JR Hopes st †Dhoni b Harbhajan Singh 19 (36m 18b 2x4 0x6) SR: 105.55

Australia 112/6   MJ Clarke 38* (67b 4x4)   Harbhajan Singh 2.2-0-15-1

45.1

Harbhajan Singh to Hogg, OUT, comes out, Harbhajan sees him coming and fires it full and flat, Hogg inside-edges back past leg stump and Clarke wants the single, Dhoni makes good ground and there really was no run there, so Hogg has to sacrifice his wicket for his senior partner as Harbhajan accepts the throw and does the needful

GB Hogg run out 32 (62m 52b 2x4 0x6) SR: 61.53

Australia 184/7   MJ Clarke 77* (105b 6x4)   Harbhajan Singh 8.1-0-33-1

46.1

Pathan to Clarke, OUT, gone! Clarke goes pulling a slower delivery, short though it was, straight down the throat of a well-positioned Ishant at deep midwicket

MJ Clarke c I Sharma b Pathan 79 (175m 108b 6x4 0x6) SR: 73.14

Australia 187/8   MG Johnson 1* (3b)   IK Pathan 8.1-0-33-3

46.5

Pathan to Bracken, OUT, and thats another, as Pathan works that channel to suck Bracken into a loose drive outside off stump, good outswinger, and Dhoni dives to his right to hold the thick edge

NW Bracken c †Dhoni b Pathan 0 (3m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Australia 187/9   MG Johnson 1* (3b)   IK Pathan 8.5-0-33-4
Tournament Results
Australia v India at Brisbane - Mar 4, 2008
India won by 9 runs
Australia v India at Sydney - Mar 2, 2008
India won by 6 wickets (with 25 balls remaining)
Australia v Sri Lanka at Melbourne - Feb 29, 2008
Sri Lanka won by 13 runs
India v Sri Lanka at Hobart - Feb 26, 2008
India won by 7 wickets (with 106 balls remaining)
Australia v India at Sydney - Feb 24, 2008
Australia won by 18 runs
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Feb 17, 2008

The Australians celebrate a wicket, Australia v India, 7th match, CB Series, Adelaide, February 17, 2008

The Australians celebrate a wicket

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Feb 17, 2008

Mitchell Johnson and Adam Gilchrist celebrate, Australia v India, 7th match, CB Series, Adelaide, February 17, 2008

Mitchell Johnson and Adam Gilchrist celebrate

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