Commonwealth Bank Series, 10th Match: Australia v India at Sydney, Feb 26, 2012
Australia won by 87 runs
26 February 2012 - day/night match (50-over match)
  Australia innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal DA Warner c Raina b Jadeja 68 98 66 7 0 103.03
20.6 56.4 mph, Australia lose one, India might have lost two. Full ball from Jadeja, Warner looked to sweep it with the turn, and got a top edge that took off into the Sydney sky. Raina runs back from square leg. Irfan runs in from deep fine leg. Like a silent movie, there was no calling between the two men, both transfixed on the orb in the sky. Irfan belatedly saw Raina hurtling towards him, and his eyes popped out in shock, but there was still no calling. Raina completes a superb catch and then they crash into each other. Raina inadvertedly punches Irfan in the chest, but he holds on to the ball tight. Both men are down. Irfan feels his chest gingerly as he goes off the field. A bit of a smile in there, which is good. Raina seems ok now. Great presence of mind to hold onto the ball through that collision. Raina does some stretches. 107/4
View dismissal SR Watson* c Yadav b Kumar 1 9 7 0 0 14.28
2.2 82.1 mph, If you remember the CB Series final from 2008, this is almost exactly how PK got rid of Ricky Ponting. Back of a length, a hint of wobble away from the batsman. Watson goes back and looks to bang it over the leg side, but miscues it, perhaps because of the deviation away from the bat, and the pull loops gingerly to mid-on. India have struck early, Watson goes back after a short-lived comeback. 5/1
View dismissal PJ Forrest b Kumar 7 17 18 1 0 38.88
6.2 81.7 mph, PK does it again. Slower ball from PK, he rolled the fingers over and got it to stop on Forrest and go away. Forrest tries to push to the off side, but gets a thin inside edge that drops onto the stumps. 26/2
View dismissal MEK Hussey run out (Ashwin/Pathan) 10 33 21 1 0 47.61
13.2 from Ashwin, a youngster misfields, and it results in a run-out. Maybe, MS Dhoni has a point. Tossed up on off stump, Hussey leans out and drives it straight through Raina at short cover. The single is taken, as Irfan runs around from wide long-off to field it. They decide to go for the second even as Irfan lines up his throw. And then Warner sends Hussey back. No chance. Good throw, straight to Ashwin, who whips the bails out as Hussey dives in. Replays are in, the problem was that Warner started the first run late. He didn't have enough time for the second really ... 57/3
View dismissal DJ Hussey c †Dhoni b Yadav 54 113 64 2 0 84.37
42.1 Yadav is on a roll. He's brought India back into this game with a twin-strike. Bowling your fastest bowler seems to be a good idea after all. Short of a length, hustled by the pace, DJ goes for the pull but the ball is through him very quickly. Another edge, straight to Dhoni, even as DJ loses his grip on the bat.. Yadav smiles, this is the first bit of good news he's had in a long time. 212/6
View dismissal MS Wade c †Dhoni b Yadav 56 65 66 2 1 84.84
39.2 Yadav has a wicket! He can't believe his luck, he turns back and appeals after getting a healthy edge to the keeper. A bowler with pace makes a different straight away. Wade tries to open the face and steer a length ball behind square on the off side. Extra pace and bounce, forces the edge straight into Dhoni's mitts. 201/5
View dismissal DT Christian c Jadeja b Sehwag 24 45 32 2 0 75.00
49.6 57.5 mph, another wicket for Sehwag. Australia have made only 47 in the last 10 overs, and that despite 13 runs coming in this over. Christian skipped out, got to the pitch and muscled this strongly down to long on, but he didn't have the elevation to clear the boundary. Well held in the deep, and there are smiles on the Indian faces as the trot off. 252/9
View dismissal CJ McKay st †Dhoni b Sehwag 1 4 2 0 0 50.00
43.1 63.9 mph, Sehwag strikes. Dhoni has a stumping. Sehwag and Dhoni do a high-five. Superb keeping from the captain. The ball skidded along from a good length without spinning in. McKay was leaning out and it went past the outside edge. His backfoot stepped up for a fraction of a second, and Dhoni was waiting. The bails are off before you could have said "Rift". 217/7
View dismissal B Lee c Kohli b Sehwag 4 14 15 0 0 26.66
47.3 51.5 mph, and now Lee is gone. Having fired a couple through, Sehwag slows this one in the air and holds it back to hoodwink Lee as he charges out of the crease. He ends up swinging his swipe across the line, and the ball goes straight to Kohli at deep square leg. 232/8
XJ Doherty not out 13 11 9 0 1 144.44
Extras (lb 9, w 5) 14
  Total (9 wickets; 50 overs; 205 mins) 252 (5.04 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets P Kumar 10 1 37 2 3.70 35 1 0 (2w)
2.2 to Watson, 82.1 mph, If you remember the CB Series final from 2008, this is almost exactly how PK got rid of Ricky Ponting. Back of a length, a hint of wobble away from the batsman. Watson goes back and looks to bang it over the leg side, but miscues it, perhaps because of the deviation away from the bat, and the pull loops gingerly to mid-on. India have struck early, Watson goes back after a short-lived comeback. 5/1
6.2 to Forrest, 81.7 mph, PK does it again. Slower ball from PK, he rolled the fingers over and got it to stop on Forrest and go away. Forrest tries to push to the off side, but gets a thin inside edge that drops onto the stumps. 26/2
  IK Pathan 5 1 28 0 5.60 17 4 0
  R Ashwin 10 0 45 0 4.50 27 1 1 (1w)
View wickets UT Yadav 6 0 39 2 6.50 19 5 0 (2w)
39.2 to Wade, Yadav has a wicket! He can't believe his luck, he turns back and appeals after getting a healthy edge to the keeper. A bowler with pace makes a different straight away. Wade tries to open the face and steer a length ball behind square on the off side. Extra pace and bounce, forces the edge straight into Dhoni's mitts. 201/5
42.1 to DJ Hussey, Yadav is on a roll. He's brought India back into this game with a twin-strike. Bowling your fastest bowler seems to be a good idea after all. Short of a length, hustled by the pace, DJ goes for the pull but the ball is through him very quickly. Another edge, straight to Dhoni, even as DJ loses his grip on the bat.. Yadav smiles, this is the first bit of good news he's had in a long time. 212/6
View wicket RA Jadeja 10 0 51 1 5.10 24 2 0
20.6 to Warner, 56.4 mph, Australia lose one, India might have lost two. Full ball from Jadeja, Warner looked to sweep it with the turn, and got a top edge that took off into the Sydney sky. Raina runs back from square leg. Irfan runs in from deep fine leg. Like a silent movie, there was no calling between the two men, both transfixed on the orb in the sky. Irfan belatedly saw Raina hurtling towards him, and his eyes popped out in shock, but there was still no calling. Raina completes a superb catch and then they crash into each other. Raina inadvertedly punches Irfan in the chest, but he holds on to the ball tight. Both men are down. Irfan feels his chest gingerly as he goes off the field. A bit of a smile in there, which is good. Raina seems ok now. Great presence of mind to hold onto the ball through that collision. Raina does some stretches. 107/4
View wickets V Sehwag 9 0 43 3 4.77 26 2 1
43.1 to McKay, 63.9 mph, Sehwag strikes. Dhoni has a stumping. Sehwag and Dhoni do a high-five. Superb keeping from the captain. The ball skidded along from a good length without spinning in. McKay was leaning out and it went past the outside edge. His backfoot stepped up for a fraction of a second, and Dhoni was waiting. The bails are off before you could have said "Rift". 217/7
47.3 to Lee, 51.5 mph, and now Lee is gone. Having fired a couple through, Sehwag slows this one in the air and holds it back to hoodwink Lee as he charges out of the crease. He ends up swinging his swipe across the line, and the ball goes straight to Kohli at deep square leg. 232/8
49.6 to Christian, 57.5 mph, another wicket for Sehwag. Australia have made only 47 in the last 10 overs, and that despite 13 runs coming in this over. Christian skipped out, got to the pitch and muscled this strongly down to long on, but he didn't have the elevation to clear the boundary. Well held in the deep, and there are smiles on the Indian faces as the trot off. 252/9
  India innings (target: 253 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal V Sehwag c & b Hilfenhaus 5 8 11 1 0 45.45
1.6 88.4 mph, no sign of runs for Sehwag, though he has some wickets today. Superb take from Hilfenhaus on his follow through. Length ball outside off, Sehwag smacks it right back on the up and it is dying on Hilfenhaus as he bursts through his follow through. He swoops low to pluck it inches above the turf. India are rocked early, again. 7/1
View dismissal SR Tendulkar run out (Warner) 14 34 15 2 0 93.33
6.6 Lee to Gambhir, this is going to get very nasty. Tendulkar is run out, but Lee was in his way as he ran through. Back of a length outside off stump, Gambhir drops it to point and Tendulkar responds for a single. Lee ran across the pitch towards the ball, and then stopped to observe as Warner ran in from point and under-armed it. Lee needn't have been there, but he was. And he wasn't there intentionally to block Tendulkar, but he did. Tendulkar threw his arms up in frustration the moment the ball hit the stumps, but that's out by the laws of the game. He was not even in the frame. Every innings, we have a bone of contention! 35/2
View dismissal G Gambhir b McKay 23 68 48 3 0 47.91
16.6 86.5 mph, the timbre of timber clattering. Gambhir has played on. McKay angles another one across Gambhir innocuously, who hasn't looked himself in that area today. He went for a loose drive this time, feet well away from the bat, and got an inside edge onto the stumps. 83/4
View dismissal V Kohli c Christian b Watson 21 36 27 2 0 77.77
15.6 84.4 mph, Watson strikes in his first over. Full length ball, comes through much slower than it did when Lee was going whang. Kohli was lazy leaning across for the flick, he seemed to play it early and didn't keep it down. Straight to midwicket, and Watson is thrilled. Injury or not, his golden arm remains intact. 79/3
View dismissal SK Raina c †Wade b Watson 8 16 7 1 0 114.28
19.2 83.6 mph, Raina has edged his way to a lot of criticsm. India are floundering. Length ball angled across innocuously, Raina couldn't have helped Wade with easier catching practice if he wanted to. He leaned across, angled the blade and lazily wafted it into Wade's gloves, playing the shot far, far away from his body. 89/5
View dismissal MS Dhoni*† lbw b Hilfenhaus 14 68 49 0 0 28.57
32.5 86.4 mph, Dhoni's gone, this time Mr. Cool's tactics haven't worked. He hasn't lasted long enough to make up for a slow start, and boy was the start slow.. Hilfenhaus slipped a quick length ball straight past Dhoni, who was trapped on the crease as he looked to work to leg. He misses the shot and it struck plumb in front. 126/7
View dismissal RA Jadeja c Watson b Christian 8 30 17 1 0 47.05
26.3 Watson has held one in the slips at long last. Jadeja's turn to give cordon catching practice. Short ball angling across the left hander, who stays rooted on the crease and tries to steer it with hard hands through backward point. It takes the edge and flies into Watto's grasp at a good catching height. 104/6
View dismissal R Ashwin c Watson b Doherty 26 47 37 2 0 70.27
37.6 61.6 mph, leading edge! Makes a belated entry to this game. Ashwin tries to tickle a ball sliding well down the leg side and gets a leading edge that loops up and drops into mid-on's hands. 156/8
View dismissal IK Pathan c MEK Hussey b Lee 22 25 22 1 2 100.00
38.3 85.3 mph, Irfan is gone, India are going down and Australia are likely to get a bonus point too. Lee sends down a full toss, Irfan tries to heave over the leg side and gets a top edge that takes off. When it comes down, there's a Hussey under it. Not much chance of anyone from that family dropping catches. 163/9
View dismissal P Kumar b Doherty 1 8 4 0 0 25.00
39.3 60.6 mph, all over at the SCG. Short ball outside off, PK has a big swipe at it and inside-edges onto the stumps. Australia have had lots of upheaval and three different captains during the tournament, but they are into the final. 165/10
UT Yadav not out 0 3 3 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 4, lb 8, w 8, nb 3) 23
  Total (all out; 39.3 overs; 172 mins) 165 (4.17 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket B Lee 8 0 26 1 3.25 32 0 1 (1nb, 2w)
38.3 to Pathan, 85.3 mph, Irfan is gone, India are going down and Australia are likely to get a bonus point too. Lee sends down a full toss, Irfan tries to heave over the leg side and gets a top edge that takes off. When it comes down, there's a Hussey under it. Not much chance of anyone from that family dropping catches. 163/9
View wickets BW Hilfenhaus 8 1 50 2 6.25 34 7 1 (1nb, 5w)
1.6 to Sehwag, 88.4 mph, no sign of runs for Sehwag, though he has some wickets today. Superb take from Hilfenhaus on his follow through. Length ball outside off, Sehwag smacks it right back on the up and it is dying on Hilfenhaus as he bursts through his follow through. He swoops low to pluck it inches above the turf. India are rocked early, again. 7/1
32.5 to Dhoni, 86.4 mph, Dhoni's gone, this time Mr. Cool's tactics haven't worked. He hasn't lasted long enough to make up for a slow start, and boy was the start slow.. Hilfenhaus slipped a quick length ball straight past Dhoni, who was trapped on the crease as he looked to work to leg. He misses the shot and it struck plumb in front. 126/7
View wicket CJ McKay 6 0 27 1 4.50 20 3 0 (1nb)
16.6 to Gambhir, 86.5 mph, the timbre of timber clattering. Gambhir has played on. McKay angles another one across Gambhir innocuously, who hasn't looked himself in that area today. He went for a loose drive this time, feet well away from the bat, and got an inside edge onto the stumps. 83/4
  DJ Hussey 2 0 7 0 3.50 5 0 0
View wicket DT Christian 3 0 8 1 2.66 12 0 0 (1w)
26.3 to Jadeja, Watson has held one in the slips at long last. Jadeja's turn to give cordon catching practice. Short ball angling across the left hander, who stays rooted on the crease and tries to steer it with hard hands through backward point. It takes the edge and flies into Watto's grasp at a good catching height. 104/6
View wickets SR Watson 5 2 9 2 1.80 25 1 0
15.6 to Kohli, 84.4 mph, Watson strikes in his first over. Full length ball, comes through much slower than it did when Lee was going whang. Kohli was lazy leaning across for the flick, he seemed to play it early and didn't keep it down. Straight to midwicket, and Watson is thrilled. Injury or not, his golden arm remains intact. 79/3
19.2 to Raina, 83.6 mph, Raina has edged his way to a lot of criticsm. India are floundering. Length ball angled across innocuously, Raina couldn't have helped Wade with easier catching practice if he wanted to. He leaned across, angled the blade and lazily wafted it into Wade's gloves, playing the shot far, far away from his body. 89/5
View wickets XJ Doherty 7.3 0 26 2 3.46 26 2 0
37.6 to Ashwin, 61.6 mph, leading edge! Makes a belated entry to this game. Ashwin tries to tickle a ball sliding well down the leg side and gets a leading edge that loops up and drops into mid-on's hands. 156/8
39.3 to Kumar, 60.6 mph, all over at the SCG. Short ball outside off, PK has a big swipe at it and inside-edges onto the stumps. Australia have had lots of upheaval and three different captains during the tournament, but they are into the final. 165/10

Match details


Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Points - Australia 5, India 0
Player of the match - DA Warner (Australia)
Umpires - BF Bowden (New Zealand) and SJA Taufel
TV umpire - SD Fry
Match referee - BC Broad (England)
Reserve umpire - GA Abood

Match Notes


    • Australia innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 41 runs, 2 wickets)
    • Australia: 50 runs in 12.2 overs (74 balls), Extras 5
    • Drinks: Australia - 72/3 in 15.0 overs (DA Warner 41, DJ Hussey 6)
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 15.1 - 20.0 (Bowling side - 32 runs, 0 wicket)
    • DA Warner: 50 off 48 balls (5 x 4)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 19.1 overs (115 balls), Extras 7
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 44 balls (DA Warner 35, DJ Hussey 14, Ex 1)
    • Australia: 150 runs in 31.1 overs (187 balls), Extras 8
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 70 balls (DJ Hussey 17, MS Wade 32, Ex 1)
    • Drinks: Australia - 169/4 in 34.1 overs (DJ Hussey 41, MS Wade 34)
    • Powerplay 3: Overs 34.1 - 39.0 (Batting side - 34 runs, 0 wicket)
    • MS Wade: 50 off 58 balls (2 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Australia: 200 runs in 39.1 overs (235 balls), Extras 10
    • DJ Hussey: 50 off 59 balls (2 x 4)
    • Australia: 250 runs in 49.4 overs (298 balls), Extras 14
    • Innings Break: Australia - 252/9 in 50.0 overs (XJ Doherty 13)
    • India innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 60 runs, 2 wickets)
    • India: 50 runs in 8.3 overs (52 balls), Extras 16
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 15.1 - 20.0 (Bowling side - 12 runs, 3 wickets)
    • Drinks: India - 79/3 in 16.0 overs (G Gambhir 21)
    • India: 100 runs in 24.1 overs (146 balls), Extras 18
    • Drinks: India - 118/6 in 31.0 overs (MS Dhoni 13, R Ashwin 7)
    • Powerplay 3: Overs 35.1 - 40.0 (Batting side - 29 runs, 3 wickets)
    • India: 150 runs in 37.1 overs (225 balls), Extras 21
 
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