Australia in India ODI Series - 2nd ODI

India v Australia

India won by 99 runs

15.2

Hilfenhaus to Dhoni, 1 leg bye, Ouch! It crashes against the helmet. Clatter. It was the bouncer, Dhoni just didn't pick it up and just yanked his head away. The ball hit the helmet on the back. He had just turned his face behind and the ball crashed against the bottom of the helmet. Had it gone few inches down, it would have got really nasty. Dhoni smiles after reaching the other end.

15.4

Hilfenhaus to Dhoni, 1 run, goes back and across to clip it past square-leg

15.6

Hilfenhaus to Dhoni, 1 run, full in length, outside off, Dhoni almost walks into the shot and inside-edges it past the stumps

India 103/3   MS Dhoni 2* (3b)

16.1

Hauritz to Dhoni, no run, lunges forward to defend but the ball turns in with bounce to hit the body outside the off stump line. Haurtiz smiles as he likes how much it turned in

16.2

Hauritz to Dhoni, 2 runs, leans across, picks the ball from outside off and flicks with the turn to square-leg and rushes across for the first and returns for the second

16.3

Hauritz to Dhoni, no run, flighted outside off, almost flicks his off drive, courtesy that bottom-hand, to mid-off

16.4

Hauritz to Dhoni, no run, It turned in from outside off, DHoni jabbed it off his gloves behind the wicket. he is not sure where it went and is looking for a run but Paine doesn't pick up the ball cleanly and Dhoni gets back. Had Paine picked it up on the first go, it might have got interesting

16.5

Hauritz to Dhoni, no run, stumbles out to drive and is hit on the pads outside off stump

16.6

Hauritz to Dhoni, FOUR, holds his balance so much better this time while coming forward and drives it forcefully to the cover point boundary

India 109/3   MS Dhoni 8* (9b 1x4)

17.2

Voges to Dhoni, 2 runs, ooh sharp turn there! And he is not even a regular spinner. It drifted in towards middle and spun sharply. Dhoni gets an outside edge and it flies through vacant slips. Interestingly. Paine was moving towards the leg side; he didn't reckon this bloke could turn it this much!

17.3

Voges to Dhoni, 1 run, stretches forward to push it to cover point for a single

17.5

Voges to Dhoni, 1 run, flighted up, slows up the pace, driven away to long-off

India 116/3   MS Dhoni 12* (12b 1x4)

18.2

Hauritz to Dhoni, no run, slow through the air, tossed outside off, pushed to extra cover

18.3

Hauritz to Dhoni, 1 run, stretches well across to push it to point for a single

18.5

Hauritz to Dhoni, 1 run, flighted around the off stump line, eased down to long-on

India 121/3   MS Dhoni 14* (15b 1x4)

19.1

Voges to Dhoni, 1 run, moves down the track and deflects it to midwicket for a single

19.3

Voges to Dhoni, no run, leans forward to defend but pushes outside the line and edges it to his pad. This one went on straight

19.4

Voges to Dhoni, no run, outside off stump, on a length, Dhoni stretches out well forward to defend

19.5

Voges to Dhoni, 2 runs, takes a couple of steps down the track and pushes the ball to vacant midwicket. By the the time the man rushes in from the deep, he turns back for the second and makes it just in time

19.6

Voges to Dhoni, no run, on the leg stump line, Dhoni is wary about getting a leading edge, so waits for the turn before stabbing it down the track

India 125/3   MS Dhoni 17* (20b 1x4)

20.2

Hauritz to Dhoni, no run, spins in from outside off, defended to the off side

20.3

Hauritz to Dhoni, 1 run, flatter, fuller, driven to long-on for yet another run

20.5

Hauritz to Dhoni, 1 run, leans forward to turn it to close to the on side and by the time Paine rushes after it, they complete the single

India 129/3   MS Dhoni 19* (23b 1x4)

21.1

Voges to Dhoni, 1 run, gets well forward to turn it to the on side.

21.5

Voges to Dhoni, 1 run, moves back to push it towards long-off. . The two are dealing in singles here

India 134/3   MS Dhoni 21* (25b 1x4)

22.1

Hauritz to Dhoni, 1 run, turns in to the middle and leg, nudged past square-leg

22.3

Hauritz to Dhoni, no run, goes right back to defend a quickish flatter trajectory delivery to the on side

22.4

Hauritz to Dhoni, no run, slows up the pace, tosses it up, Dhoni comes down the track but drives it straight back to the bowler

22.5

Hauritz to Dhoni, FOUR, oh neatly done .. it was a flighted delivery on the stumps, Dhoni seemed to merely punch-drive it past the bowler and it kept racing on to the straight boundary.

22.6

Hauritz to Dhoni, 1 run, on the middle and leg, poked around the corner behind square-leg for a single

India 141/3   MS Dhoni 27* (30b 2x4)

23.1

Voges to Dhoni, 1 run, slightly short in length, cut away to deep point region

23.4

Voges to Dhoni, 1 run, drops it slightly short and Dhoni gets on the back foot to punch it away to long-off

23.6

Voges to Dhoni, 1 run, on the leg and middle, slight turn, nurdled around the corner

India 150/3   MS Dhoni 30* (33b 2x4)

24.1

Hauritz to Dhoni, 1 run, on the middle stump line, turns in, worked to short fine-leg region

24.5

Hauritz to Dhoni, no run, worked to right of midwicket, Gambhir wants a single but Dhoni asks him to get back

24.6

Hauritz to Dhoni, 1 leg bye, shout for lbw as Dhoni goes for one of those pokes to the on side but probably struck just outside off stump

India 157/3   MS Dhoni 31* (36b 2x4)

25.1

Johnson to Dhoni, 1 wide, angles it across Dhoni, well outside the off stump.

25.1

Johnson to Dhoni, 1 run, walks right across the stumps, anticipating another one well outside off and shovels it to midwicket

25.4

Johnson to Dhoni, 1 run, on the middle and leg, turned to backward square-leg for a single

25.6

Johnson to Dhoni, 1 run, full and around the off stump, steered away behind point for a single

India 166/3   MS Dhoni 34* (39b 2x4)

26.1

Hauritz to Dhoni, 1 leg bye, just outside the off stump line, again Dhoni tries to tickle it around the corner, misses and it rolls off the pad to short fine-leg region. He was struck outside the line

26.3

Hauritz to Dhoni, 1 run, leans forward to flick it away for a single

India 169/3   MS Dhoni 35* (41b 2x4)

27.2

Johnson to Dhoni, 1 run, mini drama short in length around the off stump line, pushed to point and they rush across. Ponting has a shy at the non-striker's end and misses. Dhoni collides with Johnson at the other end and he stumbled into the crease. Had the throw hit the stumps, he would have been run out. Dhoni wasn't pleased with the bowler but Johnson was was well within his rights to go towards the stumps to try collect the throw. It wasn't done deliberately.

27.4

Johnson to Dhoni, 1 run, leans forward to tap it away for another quick single

27.6

Johnson to Dhoni, 1 run, outside off stump, full in length, driven to sweeper cover

India 178/3   MS Dhoni 38* (44b 2x4)

28.1

Watson to Dhoni, 2 runs, walks right down the track and placed it deliberately to the left of mid-off. Neatly done. He just opened the bat-face, found the gap and ran the first run very hard

28.2

Watson to Dhoni, 1 run, jumps out and turns the length delivery past square-leg

28.4

Watson to Dhoni, 1 run, on the pads, turned to long leg for a single

28.6

Watson to Dhoni, FOUR, stretches well forward to drive the full delivery well to the left of mid-off and it races away. He hit it uppishly but found the placement

India 188/3   MS Dhoni 46* (48b 3x4)

29.6

Hilfenhaus to Dhoni, no run, really full delivery, Dhoni doesn't' lean forward and hence, mistimes the drive

India 195/3   MS Dhoni 46* (49b 3x4)

30.4

Watson to Dhoni, no run, on the off stump line, pushed to the off side

30.5

Watson to Dhoni, 1 run, length delivery around the off stump, pushed through covers

India 201/3   MS Dhoni 47* (51b 3x4)

31.1

Hilfenhaus to Dhoni, 1 run, outside off stump and Dhoni carves it really hard but straight to backward point. The pace meant Vogues couldn't stop it cleanly

31.3

Hilfenhaus to Dhoni, 1 run, bangs it in short, doesn't climb all that high and Dhoni pulls it to deep midwicket

31.6

Hilfenhaus to Dhoni, 1 wide, bouncer just outside off stump, Dhoni shapes to pull but pulls out from the shot. The umpire has given it a wide. Harsh call.

31.6

Hilfenhaus to Dhoni, no run, leans forward to drive it to mid-on

31.6

Hilfenhaus to Dhoni, no run, leans forward to drive it to mid-on

31.6

Hilfenhaus to Dhoni, no run, leans forward to drive it to mid-on

31.6

Hilfenhaus to Dhoni, no run, leans forward to drive it to mid-on

India 206/3   MS Dhoni 49* (54b 3x4)

32.2

Watson to Dhoni, 2 runs, fifty! punched off the back-foot to deep cover, gets it wide of the fielder in the deep and they comfortably come back for the second

32.3

Watson to Dhoni, 1 run, again driven of the back-foot to deep cover, just a single on this occasion

32.5

Watson to Dhoni, no run, defended outside the off stump, watchfully played

32.6

Watson to Dhoni, no run, short of a good length delivery, Dhoni stands tall and punches it away on the off side

India 211/3   MS Dhoni 52* (58b 3x4)

33.2

Siddle to Dhoni, 2 runs, short in length, straightening outside off stump, Dhoni tries to punch it to the off side but edges it to square-leg and they rush back for the second run

33.3

Siddle to Dhoni, 1 run, leans forward to push it to mid-on

33.5

Siddle to Dhoni, no run, swing and a miss. It was a full in length outside off, Dhoni was on the back foot and tried to carve it away hard but no wood on leather

33.6

Siddle to Dhoni, OUT, almost caught and bowled and Gambhir is run out! Confusion there! It was the slower one and Dhoni was beaten by it and scooped it just over the leaping Siddle. Gambhir had rushed off ; Hauritz swooped on the ball from mid-off and threw in a direct hit at the non-striker's end to remove Gambhir. Australia continue to impress in the field.

G Gambhir run out 76 (136m 80b 6x4 0x6) SR: 95.00

India 216/4   MS Dhoni 55* (62b 3x4)

34.2

Hauritz to Dhoni, FOUR, slower in the air, drops it short and Dhoni slashes it to the cover boundary. He waited for the ball to arrive before slapping it really hard.

34.3

Hauritz to Dhoni, 1 run, turns in, shoveled away towards long-on

34.6

Hauritz to Dhoni, 1 run, slower, turns in from outside off, cut away to deep point region

India 224/4   MS Dhoni 61* (65b 4x4)

35.1

Siddle to Dhoni, no run, length delivery on the off stump line, Dhoni stays back to guide it to point

35.2

Siddle to Dhoni, 1 run, fuller in length, outside off, Dhoni goes for his slash drive and edges it down to third man

India 225/4   MS Dhoni 62* (67b 4x4)

36.1

Hauritz to Dhoni, 1 run, floated on the off stump line, pushed away towards point for a quick single

36.3

Hauritz to Dhoni, 1 run, turns in from outside off, pushed wide of point

India 229/4   MS Dhoni 64* (69b 4x4)

37.1

Voges to Dhoni, 1 run, goes on the back foot to work it past square-leg

37.3

Voges to Dhoni, 1 run, stretches forward to tap it to cover for a single

37.6

Voges to Dhoni, 1 run, on the middle and leg, wristed to backward square-leg region and retains the strike

India 236/4   MS Dhoni 67* (72b 4x4)

38.1

Hauritz to Dhoni, no run, lunges forward and across, the ball dips on him and strikes the pad; well outside off stump, though

38.2

Hauritz to Dhoni, 1 run, stays back to pick up a single with a punchy dab towards deep midwicket

38.5

Hauritz to Dhoni, no run, fuller, tad quicker, defended on the front foot

38.6

Hauritz to Dhoni, no run, floats it well outside off and it goes on straight; Dhoni lunges across, trying to tap it to point for a single but is beaten. Paine quickly whips the bails off but Dhoni was in

India 238/4   MS Dhoni 68* (76b 4x4)

39.1

Johnson to Dhoni, 1 run, from round the stumps to the right-hander, driven towards mid-off for a single

39.3

Johnson to Dhoni, no run, on the middle, worked to midwicket

39.4

Johnson to Dhoni, no run, slower one outside off stump, Dhoni is through with his cut shot early and the ball bounces once before it reaches Paine

39.5

Johnson to Dhoni, 1 run, fuller, homing in on the off stump, driven to sweeper cover

India 243/4   MS Dhoni 70* (80b 4x4)

40.5

Siddle to Dhoni, no run, short in length, bouncing in towards middle and off, Dhoni can only push it back to the bowler

40.6

Siddle to Dhoni, FOUR, length delivery outside off, Dhoni goes for his drive and carves it away .. He doesn't quite connect well but finds the gap between extra cover and mid-off and this outfield is really fast

India 251/4   MS Dhoni 74* (82b 5x4)

41.5

Johnson to Dhoni, no run, from round the stumps now to Dhoni, back of length around off, cut away to backward point

41.6

Johnson to Dhoni, no run, on the middle stump line, squeezed out straight to backward point

India 260/4   MS Dhoni 74* (84b 5x4)

42.2

Siddle to Dhoni, 1 run, length delivery this time, tapped towards extra cover for a single

42.4

Siddle to Dhoni, 1 run, mistimes the drive to mid-off for just a single.

42.6

Siddle to Dhoni, 2 runs, length delivery on the off stump, Dhoni goes for the swing over mid-on and ends up dragging it to deep square-leg region. Fine tight over from Siddle

India 267/4   MS Dhoni 78* (87b 5x4)

43.3

Johnson to Dhoni, (no ball) FOUR, Crashed away. A short delivery from round the stumps and Dhoni plays a crunchy pull shot to wide midwicket boundary. The crowd applaud the boundary and roar as they see the no ball signal and realise its going to be a Free hit next ball .

43.3

Johnson to Dhoni, FOUR, Violence. That has been killed. It was a short-of-length delivery, a slower one, Dhoni waited for it and flat-batted a thrashing heave to the straight boundary

43.4

Johnson to Dhoni, 3 runs, Dhoni throws the kitchen sink at this one as well. IT was outside off and he carved it high towards the extra-cover boundary. The sweeper cover comes in to kick it away

India 284/4   MS Dhoni 89* (90b 7x4)

44.2

Hilfenhaus to Dhoni, 1 run, low dipping full toss, Dhoni was walking down the track and almost yorks himself and makes contact with the bottom of the bat; the ball rolls towards long-off

44.5

Hilfenhaus to Dhoni, SIX, That typical bottom-handed twirl from Dhoni is back. He picked the length delivery from the off stump and dispatched it to wide long-on.

44.6

Hilfenhaus to Dhoni, no run, leans across, tries to paddle sweep it away but doesn't connect well. He shakes his head in disappointment

India 294/4   MS Dhoni 96* (93b 7x4 1x6)

45.2

Watson to Dhoni, SIX, 100 up and brought up in his inimitable style. The crowd go mad. That bottom-hand powered strike again. It was full around the off stump and he carves it over long-off.

45.3

Watson to Dhoni, SIX, Oh boy another big hit. Dhoni went for the sliced drive this time and it went high in the air and just managed to clear long-off. The delirious crowd go berserk. The noise is deafening.

45.4

Watson to Dhoni, 2 runs, short in length, cut away hard and the point fielder takes some pace off the ball

45.5

Watson to Dhoni, 1 run, yorker length outside off, Dhoni reaches out to slice it to right of point where Voges makes another tumbling stop

India 310/4   MS Dhoni 111* (97b 7x4 3x6)

46.6

Hilfenhaus to Dhoni, 1 run, length delivery and Dhoni wants to heave it over long-on but goes really hard into the shot and ends up dragging it off the inner half of the bat to deep midwicket

India 329/4   MS Dhoni 112* (98b 7x4 3x6)

47.1

Watson to Dhoni, 1 run, short in length, on the off stump, punched away to deep cover

47.3

Watson to Dhoni, FOUR, That could have taken out Watto. It was a low full toss - the disease is back - and Dhoni thrashes it past the startled bowler who manages to get away from the line of fire

47.4

Watson to Dhoni, 1 run, full delivery, edges the big drive towards midwicket for a run

India 336/4   MS Dhoni 118* (101b 8x4 3x6)

48.2

Siddle to Dhoni, FOUR, fullish, on the leg stump line, Dhoni ensures that the front foot doesn't come in the way and flicks it to deep square-leg boundary. That bottom-hand working overtime.

48.3

Siddle to Dhoni, no run, fine yorker on the base of middle stump, dug out back to the bowler and Ponting applauds the effort

48.4

Siddle to Dhoni, no run, another fine full delivery, jabbed away to the on side

48.5

Siddle to Dhoni, 1 run, moves outside leg, Siddle fires it really full outside off, Dhoni reaches out to jam it past backward point

India 345/4   MS Dhoni 123* (105b 9x4 3x6)

49.1

Johnson to Dhoni, 1 wide, from round the stumps but slips in a wide delivery outside off stump. Raina walks across to punch Dhoni's gloves

49.1

Johnson to Dhoni, 1 run, dropped by Ponting Dhoni went for the big bottom-hand powered lofted drive but sliced it away really high in the air. Ponting back-pedaled from cover but didn't judge it well and the ball dipped behind him

49.3

Johnson to Dhoni, OUT, Dhoni falls after a superbly paced knock. It was a full delivery on the off stump line, he tried to whip it across the line but edged it to right of Paine who takes a tumbling catch. Dhoni gets a standing ovation from the crowd. He started off ,dealing in singles, before he turned violent in the end

MS Dhoni c †Paine b Johnson 124 (141m 107b 9x4 3x6) SR: 115.88

India 352/5   MS Dhoni 124 (107b 9x4 3x6)
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Oct 28, 2009

Tim Paine appears to be in discomfort, India v Australia, 2nd ODI, Nagpur, October 28, 2009

Tim Paine appears to be in discomfort

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Ravindra Jadeja finished with 3 for 35, India v Australia, 2nd ODI, Nagpur, October 28, 2009

Ravindra Jadeja finished with 3 for 35

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