ICC World Twenty20, 16th Match, Group 2: Australia v India at Colombo (RPS), Sep 28, 2012
ICC World Twenty20 - 16th match, Group 2
Australia won by 9 wickets (with 31 balls remaining)
Played at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo (neutral venue)
28 September 2012 - night match (20-over match)
11.2

Starc to Dhoni, no run, length ball outside off, left alone

11.3

Starc to Dhoni, 1 run, driven away on the up, and the sweeper-cover does really well with the bad bounce on this patchy outfield

11.6

Starc to Dhoni, 2 runs, Watson is everywhere. Wide length ball, Dhoni throws his hands at it, gets a thick edge past slip, third man is wide, but Watson does really well with a desperate dive to save two runs

India 78/5   MS Dhoni 3* (3b)
12.2

Hogg to Dhoni, no run, googly again, Dhoni reads it off the pitch, cuts it in front of square, but can;t beat straight extra cover

12.3

Hogg to Dhoni, 1 wide, pitches middle, turns in sharply, past leg, called a wide, Hogg is not happy

12.3

Hogg to Dhoni, FOUR, they are not picking the googly. Tossed up on off, Dhoni throws his hands at it, gets a thick edge, past slip. Gets four for it too

12.4

Hogg to Dhoni, no run, flighted on off, defended off the front foot

12.5

Hogg to Dhoni, 1 run, driven to long-off for one

India 85/5   MS Dhoni 8* (7b 1x4)
13.1

Watson to Dhoni, no run, length ball, on off, pushed down the ground, the mid-off is up

13.2

Watson to Dhoni, FOUR, short, chest high, 129ks, Dhoni pulls this emphatically, along the ground, between deep midwicket and deep square

13.3

Watson to Dhoni, no run, short of a length, outside off, left alone

13.4

Watson to Dhoni, 1 run, steered away to third man for one

13.6

Watson to Dhoni, no run, length ball, on off, pushed to straightish extra cover

India 91/5   MS Dhoni 13* (12b 2x4)
14.3

Hogg to Dhoni, no run, Dhoni plays a the cut, in front of square, can't beat extra cover

14.4

Hogg to Dhoni, 5 wides, that's a bad delivery. Length ball, on leg, turning sharply in, for five wides

14.4

Hogg to Dhoni, no run, no clue about that googly. Pitched on leg again, he plays for the turn, and is beaten comprehensively by the away turn

14.5

Hogg to Dhoni, no run, no clue about the googly again, and even though is short, all he manages is an edge to point

14.6

Hogg to Dhoni, no run, and he ends it with another unread googly, which squares Dhoni up in defence. Good comeback from those five wides

India 101/5   MS Dhoni 13* (16b 2x4)
15.2

Cummins to Dhoni, no run, length ball, headed towards top of off, pushed to cover

15.3

Cummins to Dhoni, 2 runs, slower bouncer, Dhoni waits and waits, and pulls it well for two. Well doe to Hogg, too, who charges to his right from fine leg, puts in a dive, keeps the ball in play

15.4

Cummins to Dhoni, no run, cramped up for room, punched straight to straight extra cover

15.5

Cummins to Dhoni, no run, another dot. Short of a length, quick, on off, no room, pushed back to him

15.6

Cummins to Dhoni, OUT, pressure of dot balls there. This is a wide half-volley, might even have been called wide had he not driven at it. No feet means he is reaching out, and manages just a limp hit straight to extra cover

MS Dhoni c Bailey b Cummins 15 (21m 21b 2x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

India 104/6   MS Dhoni 15 (21b 2x4)
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