ICC Cricket World Cup, 2nd Quarter-Final: India v Australia at Ahmedabad, Mar 24, 2011
ICC Cricket World Cup - 2nd quarter final
India won by 5 wickets (with 14 balls remaining)
24 March 2011 - day/night match (50-over match)
0.1

Lee to Sehwag, no run, no four! Mini-victory for Lee. Sehwag stands back and punches a length ball to mid on.

0.2

Lee to Sehwag, no run, hohho! 143 kph and late swing on a full ball on leg stump, Sehwag looks to flick and gets a leading edge down the track. Lee collects and lines up a throw. Sehwag hurries back into the crease

0.3

Lee to Sehwag, 1 wide, half an appeal as Lee looks to squeeze Sehwag down the leg side. Clips the thigh, but wrongly called a wide

0.3

Lee to Sehwag, FOUR, Motera is a blur on my TV screen. 147 kph, length ball outside off. Sehwag stays exactly where he is and bludgeons on the up through the covers. Lee has a half smile. Watson in the slips looks flustered. Sehwag quietly taps the pitch. The crowd roars.

0.4

Lee to Sehwag, no run, angles in from around middle and off, Sehwag plays back out to mid on

0.5

Lee to Sehwag, no run, gets away with this one. Seemed like it deserved to be wided. 147 kph from Lee. Who says he is old! Short and wide, Sehwag looks to upper cut and misses.

0.6

Lee to Sehwag, no run, Australia review a caught behind appeal that was turned down. Monster away seamer from Lee, he's doing Shane Warne at 145 kph. Lands on middle and off stump, short of a length, Sehwag looks to play back and is groping inside the line as the ball nips off. Did he edge it? He moved his back foot across to cover the line and the ball moved away so much, it missed the pad as well. Haddin collected and appealed. Replays don't suggest an edge. Watson and Hussey indicated as much. Ponting went for the review immediately. Lee's appeal was a little start-stop. Lots of replays. Nothing conclusive. They are taking their time over this one. Given not out in the end. Right decision, by the looks of it.

India 5/0   V Sehwag 4* (6b 1x4)
2.2

Lee to Sehwag, 1 run, 144 kph, and slanting into the pads, Sehwag tucks it away backward of the man at leg gully for a single

2.5

Lee to Sehwag, 1 run, nice ball, well played. Short and aimed at Sehwag's ribs at 143 kph, he hangs back, rides the bounce and taps it to the leg side past the leg gully for a single

India 20/0   V Sehwag 6* (8b 1x4)
3.1

Tait to Sehwag, no run, full length ball outside off, Sehwag doesn't really come forward as he drives powerfully to wide mid off

3.2

Tait to Sehwag, 1 no ball, uh oh, Tait bowls a pretty good bouncer but he's over stepped. Sehwag ducked under this one. He won't duck under the next one.

3.2

Tait to Sehwag, no run, can't believe I got that wrong! Sehwag ducks under the free hit. He backs away to the leg side, Tait follows him with a bouncer and Sehwag can't do anything.

3.3

Tait to Sehwag, 1 wide, Tait's direction is conspicuous by its absence. Another wide down the leg side.

3.3

Tait to Sehwag, FOUR, whiplash. Tait sprays a length ball on the pads. Normal batsmen would have glanced this behind square, and Lee at fine leg would have kept it to a single. Sehwag, on the other hand, motors the wrists into action and keeps it in front of square. Lee has no chance.

3.4

Tait to Sehwag, no run, back of a length, Sehwag plays from the crease and defends down the track

3.5

Tait to Sehwag, no run, over-pitched on off stump at 147 kph. Too full for Sehwag to get under and time the drive, he plays it off the lower end of the bat into the covers

3.6

Tait to Sehwag, no run, 150.3 kph bumper to end the over. Sehwag hops back, rides the bounce and defends it with comfort rarely associated with Indian batsmen, to the off side

India 26/0   V Sehwag 10* (15b 2x4)
4.2

Lee to Sehwag, 1 run, another good ball, Sehwag plays a short ball at 137 kph off the back foot to midwicket and gets a single

India 28/0   V Sehwag 11* (16b 2x4)
5.1

Johnson to Sehwag, no run, ooh, whips in an inducker on middle at 138 kph and Sehwag looks to flick from the crease. Inside edge onto the pad.

5.2

Johnson to Sehwag, no run, good start from Mitch. The good Mitch has turned up, by the looks of it. 139 kph and no room to do anything. Sehwag politely pats to mid on from the crease.

5.3

Johnson to Sehwag, 1 wide, I might have spoken too early. Mitch whangs a wide down the leg side

5.3

Johnson to Sehwag, no run, back of a length, Sehwag again hangs back and defends down the track

5.4

Johnson to Sehwag, 3 runs, Sehwag cashes in on the first loose ball from Mitch. Length ball, curving in and ending on the pads, Sehwag whips through midwicket for three. Lee hares after it, slides and saves the fourth.

India 34/0   V Sehwag 14* (20b 2x4)
6.1

Watson to Sehwag, 1 run, length ball at 131 kph, the drop in pace is telling. Sehwag whips off the pads through midwicket for a single

India 35/0   V Sehwag 15* (21b 2x4)
8.1

Watson to Sehwag, OUT, Sehwag is gone. He hasn't looked his best through this innings. Watson has got him with a bouncer that wasn't very high on pace, but was spot on with its direction. It angled in from outside off, cramping Sehwag for room as it came in, but he still looked to pull. The top edge ballooned up and landed in Hussey's hands at square leg, running back inside the circle. Huge wicket for Australia. I reckon, the huger one is at the other end though.

V Sehwag c MEK Hussey b Watson 15 (46m 22b 2x4 0x6) SR: 68.18

India 44/1   V Sehwag 15 (22b 2x4)
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