Kumar to Watson,
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.
SR Watson c Yadav b Kumar 1 (9m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.28
Kumar to Forrest,
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
Ashwin to MEK Hussey,
1 run, OUT,
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 ...
MEK Hussey run out 10 (33m 21b 1x4 0x6) SR: 47.61
Jadeja to Warner,
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.
DA Warner c Raina b Jadeja 68 (98m 66b 7x4 0x6) SR: 103.03
Yadav 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.
MS Wade c †Dhoni b Yadav 56 (65m 66b 2x4 1x6) SR: 84.84
Yadav 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.
DJ Hussey c †Dhoni b Yadav 54 (113m 64b 2x4 0x6) SR: 84.37
Sehwag to McKay,
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".
CJ McKay st †Dhoni b Sehwag 1 (4m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00
Sehwag to Lee,
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.
B Lee c Kohli b Sehwag 4 (14m 15b 0x4 0x6) SR: 26.66
Sehwag to Christian,
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.
DT Christian c Jadeja b Sehwag 24 (45m 32b 2x4 0x6) SR: 75.00