Commonwealth Bank Series - 10th match

Australia v India

Australia won by 87 runs

2.3

Kumar to Forrest, no run, PK continues to swerve it away from the right hander, but this is too wide of off stump to trouble Forrest.

2.4

Kumar to Forrest, no run, makes him play with a fuller length ball. Forrest plays the line cautiously. Defended to the off side.

2.5

Kumar to Forrest, no run, back of a length, Forrest pokes it to the off side from the crease.

2.6

Kumar to Forrest, 1 run, Forrest is away, as PK bowls his first ball that's not on target. On the pads, nudged cautiously in front of square leg for one.

Australia 6/1   PJ Forrest 1* (4b)

3.1

Pathan to Forrest, no run, PK curls one in from outside off and Forrest is caught pushing tentatively inside the line... India are abuzz here.

3.2

Pathan to Forrest, no run, straighter, swinging in towards middle and off, and it is defended to the on side.

3.3

Pathan to Forrest, no run, stays crease-bound and blocks a length ball to cover.

3.4

Pathan to Forrest, no run, Forrest stays in the crease and defends to the off side again. He does play a generous number of dot-balls this man. Though, this is still early days in his innings.

3.5

Pathan to Forrest, no run, the sucker ball, Irfan gets it to hold its line as it angles across. Forrest wisely lets it go.

3.6

Pathan to Forrest, no run, pins him in the crease yet again with a length ball that straightens. Forrest blocks to mid-on. Maiden for Irfan now.

Australia 6/1   PJ Forrest 1* (10b)

4.2

Kumar to Forrest, no run, PK gets so close to the stumps from over the wicket that he knocks the bails off. (No, he wasn't attempting the Mankad.) Forrest defends from the crease to point.

4.3

Kumar to Forrest, 1 wide, PK slants one too far down the leg side and it is called a wide. First really poor ball of the day.

4.3

Kumar to Forrest, 1 run, short of a length outside off. Forrest opens the face and dabs to point for a single.

4.5

Kumar to Forrest, no run, and this one comes in sharply the other way. Can you believe India have been benching this man through the series? Forrest manages to keep this one out.

4.6

Kumar to Forrest, no run, straighter this time, Forrest can't work the ball away cleanly off the pads.

Australia 10/1   PJ Forrest 2* (14b)

5.2

Pathan to Forrest, FOUR, finally some release for Australia. Irfan drifts the indipper onto the pads, and Forrest smartly gets inside the line and helps it along to fine leg. Easy runs.

5.3

Pathan to Forrest, no run, over-pitched outside off stump, Forrest makes a proud front-foot press and drives to mid-off.

5.4

Pathan to Forrest, 1 run, edgy, but safe. Stays back and goes at a short ball angling across with hard hands. There's no one at gully to catch it.

Australia 18/1   PJ Forrest 7* (17b 1x4)

6.2

Kumar to Forrest, OUT, 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.

PJ Forrest b Kumar 7 (17m 18b 1x4 0x6) SR: 38.88

Australia 26/2   PJ Forrest 7 (18b 1x4)
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Photos

Feb 26, 2012

Sachin Tendulkar signs autographs, Australia v India, CB Series, Sydney, February 26, 2012

Sachin Tendulkar signs autographs

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Feb 26, 2012

MS Dhoni talks to umpire Billy Bowden about India's appeal for obstructing the field, Australia v India, CB Series, Sydney, February 26, 2012

MS Dhoni talks to umpire Billy Bowden about India's appeal for obstructing the field

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