Australia tour of India, 2nd ODI: India v Australia at Nagpur, Oct 28, 2009
India won by 99 runs
28 October 2009 - day/night match (50-over match)

Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, FOUR, We didn't have to wait too long to find out what Sehwag is thinking. Full length delivery outside off and he knifed through the line; the ball went in the air but right between cover and mid-off

India 4/0   V Sehwag 4* (2b 1x4)   BW Hilfenhaus 0.2-0-4-0

Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, FOUR, on the middle stump line again, worked to midwicket

India 4/0   V Sehwag 4* (2b 1x4)   BW Hilfenhaus 0.2-0-4-0

Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, FOUR, crash. It was a back-of-a-length delivery outside off, Sehwag shifted his weight to the back foot and punched it on the up and past the diving point fielder.

India 8/0   V Sehwag 8* (6b 2x4)   BW Hilfenhaus 1-0-8-0

Siddle to Tendulkar, FOUR, That typical wristy shot through the on side. He waits for the ball to drift in to him before he flicked it through the on side. Crowd roar in delight.

India 13/0   SR Tendulkar 4* (5b 1x4)   PM Siddle 0.5-0-5-0

Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, FOUR, similar delivery to the last one from the previous over that Tendulkar hit to mid-on. But Sehwag manages to punch-drive it to the left of mid-on and it races away on this fast outfield

India 17/0   V Sehwag 12* (7b 3x4)   BW Hilfenhaus 1.1-0-12-0

Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, FOUR, it was on the off stump but it was short in length and that allowed Sehwag to clip it from there through midwicket. He hopped back, gave himself more time and played it very neatly. A short midwicket comes in now.

India 25/1   V Sehwag 18* (14b 4x4)   BW Hilfenhaus 2.1-0-19-0

Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, FOUR, slower one, aroudn 125 kmph delivery on the middle and leg, Sehwag waited before heaving it over square-leg. he stays adjacent to the line, doesn't go towards the ball and that allows him to pick the slower one better

India 32/1   V Sehwag 23* (16b 5x4)   BW Hilfenhaus 2.5-0-26-0

Siddle to Gambhir, FOUR, But this time he is ready and springs to the front foot very quickly. He glided forward and drove it superbly between the umpire and the non-striker.

India 36/1   G Gambhir 5* (8b 1x4)   PM Siddle 2.3-0-10-1

Johnson to Gambhir, FOUR, drifts to the pads and all Gambhir had to do was get bat on ball; he does and the ball races to fine-leg boundary

India 43/1   G Gambhir 11* (12b 2x4)   MG Johnson 0.4-0-6-0

Siddle to Sehwag, FOUR, Flashed past the lone slip. It was a length delivery well outside off, Sehwag reached out for the flashy cut but edged it well past White at slip

India 62/1   V Sehwag 39* (29b 6x4 1x6)   PM Siddle 4.2-0-21-1

Siddle to Gambhir, FOUR, fuller, on the leg and middle line, Gambhir made sure his balance was good as he leaned forward and flicked it to the left of square-leg fielder.

India 67/1   G Gambhir 17* (21b 3x4)   PM Siddle 4.5-0-26-1

Hilfenhaus to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, on the middle and leg, full, Yuvraj wrists it neatly through wide midwicket. The line has been wrong this over so far

India 74/2   Yuvraj Singh 7* (9b 1x4)   BW Hilfenhaus 3.4-0-32-0

Johnson to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, full pitched on the legs and Yuvraj flicks it uppishly to deep square-leg boundary.. Again wrong line; they have given away two easy boundaries to Yuvraj now

India 79/2   Yuvraj Singh 12* (11b 2x4)   MG Johnson 3.1-0-19-1

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)   NM Hauritz 2-0-15-0

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.

India 140/3   MS Dhoni 26* (29b 2x4)   NM Hauritz 4.5-0-29-0

Voges to Gambhir, FOUR, moves down the track, takes it on the full and slams it to extra-cover boundary

India 146/3   G Gambhir 41* (47b 4x4)   AC Voges 3.2-0-22-0

Hauritz to Gambhir, FOUR, charges down the track and plays a quality inside-out shot over extra cover. He plays that shot really well. we even saw him take on Muralitharan repeatedly in that fashion.

India 155/3   G Gambhir 47* (51b 5x4)   NM Hauritz 5.3-0-35-0

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)   SR Watson 1-0-10-0

Hilfenhaus to Gambhir, FOUR, short in length, on the hips, poor delivery, tucked away to fine-leg boundary.

India 192/3   G Gambhir 63* (65b 6x4)   BW Hilfenhaus 6.1-0-48-1

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.

India 221/4   MS Dhoni 59* (63b 4x4)   NM Hauritz 7.2-0-46-0

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)   PM Siddle 8-0-38-1

Johnson to Raina, FOUR, Raina breaks free of the shackles with a swing to square-leg boundary. It drifted towards the pad and Raina swung it away

India 255/4   SK Raina 17* (23b 1x4)   MG Johnson 7.1-0-47-1

Johnson to Raina, FOUR, clears the front leg and went for the big swing to the on side. He found more elevation than distance. It went really high in the air but no one in wide deep midwicket and it bounces away to the boundary.

India 259/4   SK Raina 21* (25b 2x4)   MG Johnson 7.3-0-51-1

Johnson to Raina, FOUR, Whack. It was a length delivery this time and Raina heaved it to wide long-on region. Hauritz tries valiantly with a dive but can't stop it cleanly and the ball rolled to the ropes

India 271/4   SK Raina 29* (30b 3x4)   MG Johnson 8.1-0-56-1

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 .

India 277/4   MS Dhoni 82* (88b 6x4)   MG Johnson 8.2-0-62-1

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

India 281/4   MS Dhoni 86* (89b 7x4)   MG Johnson 8.3-0-66-1

Hilfenhaus to Raina, FOUR, Bosh. Full pitched delivery around off stump and Raina carves it high over the bowler and it races away

India 315/4   SK Raina 39* (39b 4x4)   BW Hilfenhaus 9.1-0-69-1

Hilfenhaus to Raina, FOUR, Even better. Fifty up in no time. It was the bouncing short-of-length delivery on the middle and off, Raina arched back, opened the bat-face ala Ranatunga and late cut it through the vacant slip region

India 327/4   SK Raina 51* (42b 5x4 1x6)   BW Hilfenhaus 9.4-0-81-1

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

India 335/4   MS Dhoni 117* (100b 8x4 3x6)   SR Watson 4.3-0-43-0

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.

India 344/4   MS Dhoni 122* (102b 9x4 3x6)   PM Siddle 9.2-0-50-1

Siddle to Raina, FOUR, Fab shot. He moved outside leg, waited for the full ball, crouched to flick it to deep backward square-leg boundary. He expected the full delivery and was ready

India 349/4   SK Raina 61* (48b 6x4 1x6)   PM Siddle 10-0-55-1





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