ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 2nd quarter final

India v Australia

India won by 5 wickets (with 14 balls remaining)

33.5

DJ Hussey to Dhoni, 1 run, Dhoni leans out to a delivery breaking in from outside off and gets a single

India 170/4   MS Dhoni 1* (1b)

34.4

Johnson to Dhoni, 1 run, full delivery outside off, Dhoni gets the foot half across and drops into the covers for a single

India 173/4   MS Dhoni 2* (2b)

35.1

DJ Hussey to Dhoni, FOUR, Dhoni's got a boundary to release some of the pressure. Poor delivery from Hussey, lands it midway and it turns in a little, but there was enough room for Dhoni to whack the cut through the covers. Ponting makes a huge effort in the infield and injures his already dodgy little finger. Deep point runs across and makes an extraordinary effort, but it is four.

35.2

DJ Hussey to Dhoni, 1 run, tossed up outside off, Dhoni powers the cover drive away for one more

35.6

DJ Hussey to Dhoni, no run, again it is Ponting, this time at cover. Dhoni pushes a full delivery on off to his right, but the Aussie captain slides and slips away to deny him the single

India 179/4   MS Dhoni 7* (5b 1x4)

37.1

Lee to Dhoni, no run, India are running like a dodgy tummy that's eaten more spices that it should have. Sharp inducking bouncer at Dhoni who hops back and defends off the inside edge to the leg side. Yuvraj wants a single now. What's this affliction for running non-existent singles? Gets back just in time.

37.2

Lee to Dhoni, no run, reverse swing. Horror shot. Dhoni survives. Lee gets a full delivery at 143 kph to curl in, Dhoni has a huge swing at it and misses. It goes in through the bat and pad gap to the keeper.

37.3

Lee to Dhoni, OUT, Dhoni has perished. He's not been in great form, and clearly that's affecting his thinking. After the last two balls, you'd have expected better than a wild airy cut to a short ball. That was again pacy from Lee, got it to bounce extra and Dhoni had no control on the cut. Seemed like he wanted to hit it right through Clarke at point. Pup keeps his cool and holds a blinder as the ball buzzes away to his right. India are throwing this away.

MS Dhoni c Clarke b Lee 7 (19m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 87.50

India 187/5   MS Dhoni 7 (8b 1x4)

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Mar 24, 2011

Sachin Tendulkar gestures to Ricky Ponting as Virender Sehwag looks on, India v Australia, 2nd quarter-final, World Cup, Ahmedabad, March 24, 2011

Sachin Tendulkar gestures to Ricky Ponting as Virender Sehwag looks on

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Mar 24, 2011

Brett Lee suffers a cut above his eye while fielding, India v Australia, 2nd quarter-final, Ahmedabad, World Cup 2011, March 24, 2011

Brett Lee suffers a cut above his eye while fielding

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