Commonwealth Bank Series, 10th Match: Australia v India at Sydney, Feb 24, 2008
Australia won by 18 runs
24 February 2008 - day/night match (50-over match)
  Australia innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AC Gilchrist c †Dhoni b Sreesanth 16 12 7 3 0 228.57
2.3 what a ripper of a delivery and a good catch - nips it hard back in fro moutside off on a shortish length, Gilchrist jumps into the line and pushes through a nick off an inside edge, Dhoni dives far to his right and takes the ball one-handed 21/1
View dismissal ML Hayden run out (RG Sharma/Sehwag) 54 98 62 5 1 87.09
20.3 Sehwag to Ponting, a bad mix-up there and Hayden's on his way after Ponting drove out to the covers, just wide of the fielder who picks up, turns, sets himself and throws back to Sehwag and Hayden's well out of his crease trying to scramble back 131/2
View dismissal RT Ponting* c Pathan b Sreesanth 124 190 133 7 1 93.23
48.1 the change pays dividends as one comes in at 140kph, Ponting lashes out an aerial drive to long-off, and the leading edge is taken well by Irfan 304/5
View dismissal MJ Clarke c RG Sharma b Sehwag 31 41 38 0 0 81.57
31.5 down leg and Clarke goes for the pull, connects hard but picks out Rohit Sharma who sticks out his hands to his right and takes a firm catch 194/3
View dismissal A Symonds b I Sharma 59 54 49 6 2 120.40
47.2 the slower ball pays dividends as Ishant cleans up Symonds with one which pitches on off and turns back in to take middle and off, Symonds moving back to leave the stumps exposed 296/4
MEK Hussey not out 15 14 10 0 0 150.00
View dismissal JR Hopes run out (Harbhajan Singh) 4 8 3 0 0 133.33
49.5 Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, outside off, pulled back to Harbhajan who picks it up cleanly and easily runs out Hopes at the non-striker's 317/6
View dismissal B Lee run out (Harbhajan Singh) 0 1 0 0 0 -
49.6 Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, wide outside off, Hussey drives into the ground, Harbhajan picks up the ball and runs out Lee even despite a fumble 317/7
Extras (lb 5, w 8, nb 1) 14
  Total (7 wickets; 50 overs) 317 (6.34 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets S Sreesanth 8 0 58 2 7.25 23 9 0
2.3 to Gilchrist, what a ripper of a delivery and a good catch - nips it hard back in fro moutside off on a shortish length, Gilchrist jumps into the line and pushes through a nick off an inside edge, Dhoni dives far to his right and takes the ball one-handed 21/1
48.1 to Ponting, the change pays dividends as one comes in at 140kph, Ponting lashes out an aerial drive to long-off, and the leading edge is taken well by Irfan 304/5
View wicket I Sharma 10 0 65 1 6.50 26 5 1 (1w)
47.2 to Symonds, the slower ball pays dividends as Ishant cleans up Symonds with one which pitches on off and turns back in to take middle and off, Symonds moving back to leave the stumps exposed 296/4
  IK Pathan 9 0 73 0 8.11 16 4 2 (1nb, 2w)
  Harbhajan Singh 9 0 50 0 5.55 21 1 1 (1w)
View wicket V Sehwag 6 0 28 1 4.66 16 0 0 (1w)
31.5 to Clarke, down leg and Clarke goes for the pull, connects hard but picks out Rohit Sharma who sticks out his hands to his right and takes a firm catch 194/3
  Yuvraj Singh 8 0 38 0 4.75 22 2 0
  India innings (target: 318 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal V Sehwag c †Gilchrist b Clark 17 39 19 3 0 89.47
8.4 edged and taken! short of a length and he tries to turn it to third man, faint edge and Gilchrist takes a good low catch, big appeal and it's given immediately, India in trouble here, replays showed there was a thin edge 45/2
View dismissal SR Tendulkar lbw b Lee 2 3 3 0 0 66.66
0.5 got 'em! big wicket for Lee, fires on into middle and leg, Tendulkar tries to swish across the line but can't make contact, huge appeal from Lee and the umpire, after thinking for a while, gives it out, he's on his way here and that was a big one for Lee 3/1
View dismissal G Gambhir st †Gilchrist b Hogg 113 177 119 9 1 94.95
39.1 big loop outside off and Hogg forces his way through as Gambhir goes to sweep to leg, Gilchrist taking the stumps with some sharp keeping 216/6
View dismissal RG Sharma c †Gilchrist b Bracken 1 3 3 0 0 33.33
9.1 fantastic ball to get a big wicket, short of a length, angled across the right-hander, takes the edge and Gilchrist does the rest, he was fishing aimlessly there and Bracken sent down a beauty, good pace and subtle movement, India slip further 46/3
View dismissal Yuvraj Singh c †Gilchrist b Clark 5 6 3 1 0 166.66
10.2 but gone this time! Yuvraj walks as Clark pushes that one across him and he looks to crouch into a cut but fishes only through to the keeper 51/4
View dismissal MS Dhoni*† c †Gilchrist b Lee 36 84 66 4 0 54.54
30.3 an outside edge, and gone! Good bowling change from Ponting, Dohnie prodding forward away from the body as Lee cuts in well on a good length 149/5
View dismissal RV Uthappa c Hussey b Lee 51 95 46 4 1 110.86
47.5 down the track and Uthappa swipes from outside off up and over to midwicket where Hussey takes the catch 290/9
View dismissal IK Pathan c Bracken b Hopes 22 25 21 2 0 104.76
44.5 outside off, good length, a lap sweep and he picks out Bracken on the 45 257/7
View dismissal Harbhajan Singh c †Gilchrist b Lee 20 16 11 3 0 181.81
47.4 slower ball outside off, Harbhajan backs away and cuts up high, the ball catching the outsdie edge, Gilchrist takes the catch 290/8
S Sreesanth not out 3 2 4 0 0 75.00
View dismissal I Sharma b Lee 2 4 0 0 50.00
49.1 the yorker zeros in on off, Sharma's too late on it and watches his stumps castle. Terrific bowling from Lee, those no-balls apart ahem, and he ends with five 299/10
Extras (b 6, lb 5, w 12, nb 4) 27
  Total (all out; 49.1 overs) 299 (6.08 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets B Lee 9.1 1 58 5 6.32 35 7 1 (3nb, 2w)
0.5 to Tendulkar, got 'em! big wicket for Lee, fires on into middle and leg, Tendulkar tries to swish across the line but can't make contact, huge appeal from Lee and the umpire, after thinking for a while, gives it out, he's on his way here and that was a big one for Lee 3/1
30.3 to Dhoni, an outside edge, and gone! Good bowling change from Ponting, Dohnie prodding forward away from the body as Lee cuts in well on a good length 149/5
47.4 to Harbhajan Singh, slower ball outside off, Harbhajan backs away and cuts up high, the ball catching the outsdie edge, Gilchrist takes the catch 290/8
47.5 to Uthappa, down the track and Uthappa swipes from outside off up and over to midwicket where Hussey takes the catch 290/9
49.1 to I Sharma, the yorker zeros in on off, Sharma's too late on it and watches his stumps castle. Terrific bowling from Lee, those no-balls apart ahem, and he ends with five 299/10
View wicket NW Bracken 10 0 53 1 5.30 31 6 0 (1w)
9.1 to RG Sharma, fantastic ball to get a big wicket, short of a length, angled across the right-hander, takes the edge and Gilchrist does the rest, he was fishing aimlessly there and Bracken sent down a beauty, good pace and subtle movement, India slip further 46/3
View wickets SR Clark 10 0 55 2 5.50 33 6 0 (4w)
8.4 to Sehwag, edged and taken! short of a length and he tries to turn it to third man, faint edge and Gilchrist takes a good low catch, big appeal and it's given immediately, India in trouble here, replays showed there was a thin edge 45/2
10.2 to Yuvraj Singh, but gone this time! Yuvraj walks as Clark pushes that one across him and he looks to crouch into a cut but fishes only through to the keeper 51/4
View wicket JR Hopes 6 0 27 1 4.50 17 0 0
44.5 to Pathan, outside off, good length, a lap sweep and he picks out Bracken on the 45 257/7
View wicket GB Hogg 9 0 62 1 6.88 20 4 1 (1nb)
39.1 to Gambhir, big loop outside off and Hogg forces his way through as Gambhir goes to sweep to leg, Gilchrist taking the stumps with some sharp keeping 216/6
  MJ Clarke 5 0 33 0 6.60 9 3 0

Match details


Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Points - Australia 4, India 0
Player of the match - RT Ponting (Australia)
Umpires - DJ Harper and AL Hill (New Zealand)
TV umpire - BNJ Oxenford
Match referee - JJ Crowe (New Zealand)
Reserve umpire - RD Goodger

Match Notes


    • Australia innings
    • Australia: 50 runs in 6.1 overs (38 balls), Extras 1
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 33 balls (ML Hayden 25, RT Ponting 20, Ex 5)
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • Australia: 100 runs in 11.6 overs (75 balls), Extras 8
    • Drinks: Australia - 107/1 in 15.0 overs (ML Hayden 43, RT Ponting 40)
    • ML Hayden: 50 off 58 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 98 balls (ML Hayden 48, RT Ponting 46, Ex 7)
    • RT Ponting: 50 off 51 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Power Play 3: Overs 21.1 - 26.0
    • Australia: 150 runs in 23.6 overs (147 balls), Extras 8
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 56 balls (RT Ponting 24, MJ Clarke 26, Ex 0)
    • Drinks: Australia - 194/3 in 31.5 overs (RT Ponting 81)
    • Australia Innings: 1x7 ball over (32nd over, V Sehwag, called by Umpire DJ Harper)
    • Australia: 200 runs in 32.4 overs (201 balls), Extras 12
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 59 balls (RT Ponting 18, A Symonds 32, Ex 0)
    • RT Ponting: 100 off 111 balls (6 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Australia: 250 runs in 42.4 overs (261 balls), Extras 12
    • A Symonds: 50 off 44 balls (5 x 4, 2 x 6)
    • 4th Wicket: 100 runs in 94 balls (RT Ponting 40, A Symonds 59, Ex 2)
    • Australia: 300 runs in 47.3 overs (292 balls), Extras 14
    • Innings Break: Australia - 317/7 in 50.0 overs (MEK Hussey 15)
    • India innings
    • India: 50 runs in 10.1 overs (62 balls), Extras 2
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • Drinks: India - 62/4 in 14.0 overs (G Gambhir 28, MS Dhoni 5)
    • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
    • India: 100 runs in 21.2 overs (131 balls), Extras 5
    • G Gambhir: 50 off 64 balls (5 x 4)
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 69 balls (G Gambhir 26, MS Dhoni 22, Ex 3)
    • Drinks: India - 149/5 in 30.3 overs (G Gambhir 82)
    • India: 150 runs in 30.3 overs (187 balls), Extras 7
    • G Gambhir: 100 off 109 balls (9 x 4)
    • India: 200 runs in 37.2 overs (234 balls), Extras 15
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 48 balls (G Gambhir 25, RV Uthappa 21, Ex 9)
    • India: 250 runs in 43.4 overs (272 balls), Extras 16
    • RV Uthappa: 50 off 43 balls (4 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Match Scorer: Binoy George
 
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