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)
8.1

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, no run, quicker through the air than Ashwin, he gets forward to defend a fuller one

8.2

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, no run, now he goes back to one that was not short enough, it turns in sharply, but he manages to play it away towards leg slip

8.3

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, no run, 91.6 kph, played with the turn to short midwicket from outside off

8.4

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, no run, tosses it up outside off stump, he waits a while before smothering it in forward defence

8.5

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, no run, makes him go for the big sweep from outside off stump, but there is the man at square leg

8.6

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, 2 runs, and after having created some pressure, Harbhajan bowls a fast full toss on the pads, Watson happily puts it away wide of deep midwicket, where Raina does well to dive and cut off the boundary

Australia 39/0   Harbhajan Singh 1-0-2-0
10.1

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, no run, goes across and picks a fuller one from way outside off to midwicket

10.2

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, no run, a bit shorter, turns in and he goes back to push it back to the bowler

10.3

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, no run, 85.6 kph, a touch slower, he waits on it and turns it towards square leg

10.4

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, 1 run, fires this one in full and on leg stump, easily worked away through square leg

10.5

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, no run, lunges way forward to one that is flighted outside off stump, pushed out to extra cover

10.6

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, no run, the Australia captain in two minds, decides to do neither, stays on the crease and pushes at one that turns in sharply to strike him on the pad but way outside off stump

Australia 41/1   Harbhajan Singh 2-0-3-0
12.1

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, no run, shufles across and goes well back to push a turning delivery, gets a leading edge towards the bowler

12.2

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, no run, plays out this one towards short leg

12.3

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, no run, another edge, Ponting is pinned on the crease, pushes at one that bounces, and the thick edge goes towards point

12.4

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, 2 runs, there is no leg slip, and Ponting flicks a fuller delivery in that region, Zaheer tidies up at fine leg

12.5

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, 1 run, tossed up generously outside off stump, he drives with the turn to long on

12.6

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, no run, flatter and fuller this time, and it is patted back to the bowler

Australia 52/1   Harbhajan Singh 3-0-6-0
14.1

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, 1 run, turns in from outside off, but short enough for him to shuffle and whip it backward of square

14.2

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, 1 run, much fuller this time, he drives with the turn down to long on

14.3

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, 1 run, another full delivery around off, he adjusts to ease it to long on off the front foot

14.4

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, 1 run, gets him to drive to a tossed up delivery outside off stump, he gets it off the inner half of the bat and collects a single towards long on, Harbhajan cannot stop the ball, finds Ricky in the way

14.5

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, no run, tossed up full on middle, played out towards midwicket

14.6

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, 1 wide, flighted again, and turning, but from round the stumps, goes down leg

14.6

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, no run, this one went straight on at an angle outside off, made him uncertainly reach out and push it towards point

Australia 70/1   Harbhajan Singh 4-0-11-0
16.1

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, no run, Ponting gets in to a considerable tangle, looks to cut a delivery that is neither short nor wide, and in the end plays it out towards point

16.2

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, 1 run, goes deep in the crease, and whips a turning ball through square leg, the fielder messes up initially but keeps them to one in the end

16.3

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, no run, fired in flatter and quicker on middle stump, patted back to the bowler

16.4

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, no run, flighted one now, played out with the turn on the leg side

16.5

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, 1 run, slightly short and turning in, punched off the back foot and sweeper cover gets around to field

16.6

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, 1 wide, tossed up from round the stumps, turns down the leg side, Ponting went feeling for it, wanting to nudge it fine

16.6

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, 1 run, better line, makes him go right back in the crease and he turns it away to deep midwicket

Australia 76/1   Harbhajan Singh 5-0-15-0
18.1

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, 1 run, turns in from outside off, Haddin tucks with the spin to midwicket

18.2

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, no run, offie on middle from round the wicket, Ponting stays back and defends as it straightens.

18.3

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, 1 run, this one is too straight, and Ponting works it through midwicket for a single

18.4

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, no run, length ball with some air from over the wicket to Haddin, defended back to the bowler

18.5

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, no run, drifts in from a little wide of the crease, Haddin is happy to defend from the crease to the leg side

18.6

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, 1 run, fuller on middle, Haddin eases it down to long on for a single

Australia 89/1   Harbhajan Singh 6-0-18-0
32.1

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, 1 run, flat offie breaks in from outside off, Ponting works it from the crease wide of mid on for a single

32.2

Harbhajan Singh to MEK Hussey, no run, back of a length outside off, Mike works it with the spin to point

32.3

Harbhajan Singh to MEK Hussey, 1 run, needs to flight the ball more. Mike plays back and whips easily against the spin to midwicket for one

32.4

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, 1 run, nice bowling, curls in from wide of the crease and breaks in sharply from outside off, but Ponting has the line covered as he nudges backward of square leg. Sehwag tumbles and saves.

32.5

Harbhajan Singh to MEK Hussey, no run, finally he brings Mike forward and gets him to push it with the spin to the covers

32.6

Harbhajan Singh to MEK Hussey, no run, lovely ball. Harbhajan draws Mike out of the crease with loop and sharp spin. Mike is a master, though he's beaten and his back foot came out as he looked to defend, he was alert to push it back into the crease before Dhoni could effect a stumping.

Australia 149/3   Harbhajan Singh 7-0-21-0
34.1

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, 1 run, turning in, not short enough, but Ponting swivels and pulls it through square leg

34.2

Harbhajan Singh to White, 1 run, White goes for the cute paddle to a ball tossed up outside off stump, gets it in the air, almost carried to the diving man at short leg

34.3

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, no run, played out on the leg side off the front foot

34.4

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, FOUR, Harbhajan is not happy, Ponting went for the sweep to a flat and fast one, got it off the middle of the blade in front of square leg, but Yuvraj on the boundary barely moved to his left, even if he had, he didn't have any chance, it was struck so well, but the lack of any attempt riled Harbhajan

34.5

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, no run, played off the front foot on the leg side

34.6

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, no run, shuffles across and outside off stump, and punches it on the leg side

Australia 158/4   Harbhajan Singh 8-0-27-0
44.1

Harbhajan Singh to DJ Hussey, 1 run, gets across and shuffles to work this one away through square leg

44.2

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, FOUR, Ponting is oozing with confidence now, stands two feet outside leg to someone who has got him on numerous occasions, he tosses it up, and Ponting launches it through wide of long off

44.3

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, no run, good response from the bowler, fires one in on the stumps, Ponting looks to whip it away, misses, that was taking out the stumps, the umpire thought it wasnt. India have no reviews left

44.4

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, 1 wide, turns down the leg side, Ponting misses on the shot

44.4

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, 2 runs, whips one wide of long on, and David comes back for the second, good running

44.5

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, 1 run, sweeps this one backward of square leg

44.6

Harbhajan Singh to DJ Hussey, 1 run, turning down the leg side, pulled away to deep square leg

Australia 219/5   Harbhajan Singh 9-0-37-0
49.1

Harbhajan Singh to DJ Hussey, 5 wides, sees him come down the track, fires it in on leg stump, but it ends up far wide down the leg side, Dhoni had no chance

49.1

Harbhajan Singh to DJ Hussey, 1 run, much better now, in the blockhole, he squeezes it out over the bowler

49.2

Harbhajan Singh to Johnson, 2 runs, Johnson launches into the backfoot swat, but Ashwin at long on dives to his right and prevents the boundary, super stuff

49.3

Harbhajan Singh to Johnson, no run, Harbhajan in the blockhole, even Mitch cannot tee off from those lengths

49.4

Harbhajan Singh to Johnson, 2 runs, gets it through midwicket, Yuvraj lost it in the setting sun, was late to get to the ball, gives them time to pick up two

49.5

Harbhajan Singh to Johnson, 1 run, was waiting for the reverse hit way for ages, but could not get the full toss past short third man

49.6

Harbhajan Singh to DJ Hussey, 2 runs, low full toss, David swats it over midwicket, by the time Raina gets around to it at wide long on, they have another couple to end on 260

Australia 260/6   Harbhajan Singh 10-0-50-0
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