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ICC Cricket World Cup - 2nd quarter final

India v Australia

India won by 5 wickets (with 14 balls remaining)


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   SR Tendulkar 23* (28b 4x4)   SR Watson 1.1-0-6-1


Tait to Tendulkar, OUT, Sachin is gone, or is he, is that a back foot no-ball, it was a length ball outside off stump, and he nibbled it on its way to Haddin, it was very close to being a no-ball, but Tait got away with it, he hadn't grounded the back heel on the line, Sachin has to walk back

SR Tendulkar c †Haddin b Tait 53 (93m 68b 7x4 0x6) SR: 77.94

India 94/2   G Gambhir 16* (20b 2x4)   SW Tait 3.1-0-23-1


DJ Hussey to Kohli, OUT, Kohli has thrown it away totally against the run of play, full toss on the stumps, he threw his bat wildly at it, but only found the man at midwicket, David cannot believe it, he is smiling wildly, Virat is disappointed but he has to go

V Kohli c Clarke b DJ Hussey 24 (38m 33b 1x4 0x6) SR: 72.72

India 143/3   G Gambhir 40* (50b 2x4)   DJ Hussey 1.3-0-4-1


DJ Hussey to Yuvraj Singh, OUT, infantile running. Gambhir is gone. That was even more horrendous. Not sure what was happening there again. Yuvraj guides a ball outside off backward of square, very fine on the off side. The ball went nowhere, and first slip was after it. Gambhir wants a single and runs three-fourths of the way down the track. Yuvraj hasn't budged. Not sure what Gambhir was thinking. He turned and then gave up, he didn't have a chance anyway. Gambhir just looks miffed with Yuvraj, as he bad-mouths on the way back. The fault was entirely his.

G Gambhir run out 50 (116m 64b 2x4 0x6) SR: 78.12

India 168/4   Yuvraj Singh 14* (15b 2x4)   DJ Hussey 3.2-0-10-1


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   Yuvraj Singh 25* (32b 3x4)   B Lee 5.3-0-20-1

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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


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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