Australia in India ODI Series - 2nd ODI

India v Australia

India won by 99 runs

Chris: "If Australia keep wickets in hand, and tick over the score in the middle overs, this has all the makings of a classic. The dew might come into play later on, but for now, the cricket will do the talking. Can't wait!"

0.1

Kumar to Watson, no run, full delivery, bit of movement, on the middle, defended back down the track

0.2

Kumar to Watson, no run, again moving in to the middle, deflected to midwicket

0.3

Kumar to Watson, no run, swings away from the off stump, Watson tries to slash it away but doesn't connect

0.4

Kumar to Watson, no run

0.5

Kumar to Watson, FOUR, full in length, on the middle and leg, Watson holds his balance to glance it away to the fine-leg boundary. The fielder was very square and he couldn't come across in time

0.6

Kumar to Watson, 1 run, length delivery, moving away from the middle stump line, squeezed out to left of backward point

End of over 1 (5 runs) Australia 5/0 (350 runs required from 49 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 7.14)
SR Watson    5* (6b 1x4)      P Kumar    1-0-5-0
TD Paine    0* (0b)     

Doc from SA: "Thinking back to the amount of turn Voges got on one of his deliveries, the Aussies better hope the dew comes in torrents, not drops. I reckon the Aussie middle order will be spun into submission."

1.1

Nehra to Watson, no run, length delivery on the off and middle line, Watson stays back to defend to the off side

1.2

Nehra to Watson, no run, short in length around the off stump line, defended to the off side

1.3

Nehra to Watson, no run, full and swinging in, trying for the lbw but drifts to middle and leg, flicked away hard but straight to Gambhir at square-leg

1.4

Nehra to Watson, 1 run, another one swinging in, Watson has had problems with those deliveries in the past, but manages to stab this one to short fine-leg region

1.5

Nehra to Paine, 1 run, back of length, on the middle, pushed towards Ishant at mid-on for a quick single

1.6

Nehra to Watson, no run, fires in the bouncer on the off stump line, gets into the position to pull before withdrawing from the shot.

End of over 2 (2 runs) Australia 7/0 (348 runs required from 48 overs, RR: 3.50, RRR: 7.25)
SR Watson    6* (11b 1x4)      A Nehra    1-0-2-0
TD Paine    1* (1b)      P Kumar    1-0-5-0

2.1

Kumar to Paine, no run, full in length, on the middle and off line, defended back to the bowler

2.2

Kumar to Paine, no run, back of length, lands on middle and curves away, Watson wants to punch it to the off side but edges it to the on side

2.3

Kumar to Paine, no run, this one swings in and strikes the pad but it was going down leg side. Shout for lbw but umpire Shavir Tarapore has a easy decision to make

2.4

Kumar to Paine, no run, And this one curves away - he is mixing up things here, and is beaten on the attempted slash

slip and leg gully in place .

2.5

Kumar to Paine, 1 run, leans forward to push it to covers for a single

2.6

Kumar to Watson, FOUR, width on offer outside off and Watson, with his weight on the back foot, carves it past diving Jadeja at backward point.

End of over 3 (5 runs) Australia 12/0 (343 runs required from 47 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 7.29)
SR Watson    10* (12b 2x4)      P Kumar    2-0-10-0
TD Paine    2* (6b)      A Nehra    1-0-2-0

3.1

Nehra to Paine, no run, length delivery on the middle, pushed back to Nehra who lunges to his right to stop

3.2

Nehra to Paine, no run, back of length, on the off stump line, tries to run it down to third man but can't find the placement properly

3.3

Nehra to Paine, 1 run, on a length around the off stump, mistimes the punchy stroke towards Yuvraj at mid-off

3.4

Nehra to Watson, no run, slants this one across Watson who tries to cut it but can't connect

3.5

Nehra to Watson, 1 wide, tries to swing it back into the right-hand batsman but slips down the leg side

3.5

Nehra to Watson, no run, stays back to work this one Sehwag at short midwicket. Sehwag threatens to have a shy at the non-striker's end and has a laugh about it with Paine

3.6

Nehra to Watson, no run, again deflected to Sehwag who has a shy at the stumps this time and Yuvraj backs up at mid-off

End of over 4 (2 runs) Australia 14/0 (341 runs required from 46 overs, RR: 3.50, RRR: 7.41)
SR Watson    10* (15b 2x4)      A Nehra    2-0-4-0
TD Paine    3* (9b)      P Kumar    2-0-10-0

4.1

Kumar to Paine, 1 run, shuffles across the stumps and flicks the ball from the middle to right of Nehra at deep backward square-leg

4.2

Kumar to Watson, 1 run, full in length, on the middle, pushed towards mid-on for a single

4.3

Kumar to Paine, no run, lands on a length around off stump, moves away, pushed out to cover. Slip and leg gully in place

4.4

Kumar to Paine, no run, slightly slower one around the off and middle, jabbed out to cover

4.5

Kumar to Paine, FOUR, short in length, around the off stump, Paine stays back to pull it high over midwicket.

4.6

Kumar to Paine, OUT, The leg stump goes for a walk and PK is thrilled. It was fuller this time and the ball cut back in from outside off. Paine went for the big swing over mid-on and edged it to his leg stump. 20 for 1.

TD Paine b Kumar 8 (22m 14b 1x4 0x6) SR: 57.14

End of over 5 (6 runs) Australia 20/1 (335 runs required from 45 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 7.44)
     P Kumar    3-0-16-1
SR Watson    11* (16b 2x4)      A Nehra    2-0-4-0

Prashanth: "I think it is unfair to blame Hilfenhaus for this mess. Look at Watson's figures- 0 for 47 from 5 overs. Johnson's figures too wouldn't have looked good if not for the brace of wickets in the last over. 3 for 75 off 10 overs. Johnson has been bailed out by Brett Lee in a lot of matches recently."

5.1

Nehra to Watson, 1 run, leans forward to drive to mid-on where Ishant has a shy at the non-striker's end but misses

5.2

Nehra to Ponting, no run, angling away from Ponting who shoulders arms

Oops it was the leg stump that was uprooted, not off. Changed.

5.3

Nehra to Ponting, 1 run, on the pads, clipped to Praveen at deep backward square-leg

5.4

Nehra to Watson, no run, straightening on the middle stump line, Watson leans forward, gets the bat in front of the pad to defend.

5.5

Nehra to Watson, FOUR, on the middle and leg line, back of length, Watson whips it past Gambhir at square-leg and the outfield is too quick

5.6

Nehra to Watson, no run, slightly short in length, skids on towards off stump, Watson goes for the pull but mistimes it completely and the ball rolls to Sehwag at short midwicket

End of over 6 (6 runs) Australia 26/1 (329 runs required from 44 overs, RR: 4.33, RRR: 7.47)
SR Watson    16* (20b 3x4)      A Nehra    3-0-10-0
RT Ponting    1* (2b)      P Kumar    3-0-16-1

6.1

Kumar to Ponting, 2 runs, leans forward to work it away past square-leg

6.2

Kumar to Ponting, 1 run, outside off stump, shapes away, timed sweetly but can;t quite pierce off-side field

6.3

Kumar to Watson, 1 run, not all that far from the off stump but Watson chops it away for a single

6.4

Kumar to Ponting, no run, lovely delivery, lands on a length on the middle and curves to middle and off, Ponting stretches forward to defend

6.5

Kumar to Ponting, no run, curves away from the off stump line, Ponting gets forward to push it to mid-off

6.6

Kumar to Ponting, no run, on the off stump line, from back of length, Ponting goes back to punch it to cover point

End of over 7 (4 runs) Australia 30/1 (325 runs required from 43 overs, RR: 4.28, RRR: 7.55)
RT Ponting    4* (7b)      P Kumar    4-0-20-1
SR Watson    17* (21b 3x4)      A Nehra    3-0-10-0

7.1

Nehra to Watson, no run, bangs it in short and slants it away across Watson who lets it go through to the keeper. Both batsmen get together for a chat

7.2

Nehra to Watson, no run, fuller in length, straightening on the middle stump, aiming for that lbw, but Watson gets the bat in front of the bat and deflects the ball to Sehwag at short midwicket

Two men very close on the leg side, Tendulkar and Sehwag at short midwicket position. Tendulkar is stand to the right of Sehwag

7.3

Nehra to Watson, 1 run, length delivery, pushed to left of Sehwag and to right of mid-on for a single

Just one short midwicket for Ponting

7.4

Nehra to Ponting, FOUR, Lovely off drive. So easy on the eye. He leaned into the shot and caressed it past the non-striker

7.5

Nehra to Ponting, no run, slightly short in length and moving away from Ponting who goes for the pull but doesn't connect

7.6

Nehra to Ponting, FOUR, short in length, on the middle stump line, Ponting goes right back and wrists it between short midwicket and square-leg. And he has timed that one really well.

End of over 8 (9 runs) Australia 39/1 (316 runs required from 42 overs, RR: 4.87, RRR: 7.52)
RT Ponting    12* (10b 2x4)      A Nehra    4-0-19-0
SR Watson    18* (24b 3x4)      P Kumar    4-0-20-1

8.1

Kumar to Watson, 1 run, run out missed. It was pushed towards midwicket and they rushed across. Gambhir with the throw but misses the sticks at the non-striker's end.

8.2

Kumar to Ponting, no run, around the off stump line, steered to Jadeja at backward point

8.3

Kumar to Ponting, no run, on the middle stump line, full in length, Ponting gets forward, gets his bat around the pad and flicks it uppishly towards midwicket

8.4

Kumar to Ponting, no run, full and outside off, Ponting is beaten on the drive. Perhaps, he went too hard into the shot and the bat came down in an awkward angle

8.5

Kumar to Ponting, 1 wide, goes for the slower one but slips down the leg side

a short square-leg in place for Ricky

8.5

Kumar to Ponting, no run, full in length, around the off stump line, coming in a bit, Ponting shapes to punch it on the up towards cover but edges it to mid-on

8.6

Kumar to Ponting, no run, straightens on the middle stump line, pushed out to mid-on

End of over 9 (2 runs) Australia 41/1 (314 runs required from 41 overs, RR: 4.55, RRR: 7.65)
RT Ponting    12* (15b 2x4)      P Kumar    5-0-22-1
SR Watson    19* (25b 3x4)      A Nehra    4-0-19-0

Ishant replaces Nehra

9.1

Sharma to Watson, OUT, Ishant strikes first ball. It kicked up high from short of length, Watson was pressing forward before he tried go back and dab it to third man. However, he was done in by the extra bounce. At the last minute, he tried to adjust by taking out the bottom hand off the handle but only succeeded in guiding the ball straight and low to Tendulkar at first slip

SR Watson c Tendulkar b Sharma 19 (41m 26b 3x4 0x6) SR: 73.07

9.2

Sharma to White, no run, short of length delivery outside off and left alone

9.3

Sharma to White, FOUR, short in length and outside off stump and White lashes out at the width, forcing it through cover point

9.4

Sharma to White, no run, short in length and outside off stump, left alone

9.5

Sharma to White, no run, length delivery rushing through the off-stump channel, Dhoni collects

9.6

Sharma to White, no run, full in length, on the middle, turned down to mid-on

This pitch has some bounce and carry, and in theory, Ishant should do well here. Let's see

End of over 10 (4 runs) Australia 45/2 (310 runs required from 40 overs, RR: 4.50, RRR: 7.75)
CL White    4* (5b 1x4)      I Sharma    1-0-4-1
RT Ponting    12* (15b 2x4)      P Kumar    5-0-22-1

One slip in and there is a sweeper cover in place

10.1

Kumar to Ponting, OUT, trapped right in front. PK has taken out the big wicket of the Australian captain and the crowd roar their approval. It was a length delivery that cut in from just outside off. Ponting was on the front foot, looking to drive on the up but is beaten by the inward movement. He was struck in line on the off and middle line and he has to go. PK ran straight to Ishant to celebrate, followed by wildly happy Raina and the other team-mates

RT Ponting lbw b Kumar 12 (24m 16b 2x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

PK struggled in the first game, trying to bowl quite a few short deliveries, but has, wisely, chosen to concentrate on hitting a fuller length this time.

10.2

Kumar to Hussey, no run, full in length, moving away from Hussey who shoulders arms

10.3

Kumar to Hussey, no run, lands in on a length around off and shapes it away, left alone

PK ran straight to Ishant to celebrate, followed by wildly happy Raina and the other team-mates

10.4

Kumar to Hussey, no run, superb delivery, luring Hussey forward before leaving him very late past the outside edge

10.5

Kumar to Hussey, no run, And again. PK in middle of a fine spell here. It lands full in length on the off stump line and curves away, Hussey is beaten as he tries to push forward to defend

10.6

Kumar to Hussey, no run, gets this one to straighten on the middle and Hussey watchfully plays it down to the off-side of the pitch.

End of over 11 (wicket maiden) Australia 45/3 (310 runs required from 39 overs, RR: 4.09, RRR: 7.94)
MEK Hussey    0* (5b)      P Kumar    6-1-22-2
CL White    4* (5b 1x4)      I Sharma    1-0-4-1

11.1

Sharma to White, no run, full in length, lands outside off and rushes on to Dhoni

11.2

Sharma to White, no run, And again. White covers his off stump and allows the length delivery to pass through to the keeper

11.3

Sharma to White, no run, just outside off stump, goes through straight, White lets it pass him

11.4

Sharma to White, no run, really full, on the middle, gunning for that lbw, White is ready, makes sure that front foot isn't pressed across and pushes the ball down to mid-on

11.5

Sharma to White, no run, back of length, outside off stump, punched away to backward point

11.6

Sharma to White, 1 run, good probing delivery, cutting in from around the off stump line, White lunged forward, took the bottom-hand off the handle and stabbed the ball off the inner edge to right of square-leg where a tumbling save is made by Tendulkar

End of over 12 (1 run) Australia 46/3 (309 runs required from 38 overs, RR: 3.83, RRR: 8.13)
CL White    5* (11b 1x4)      I Sharma    2-0-5-1
MEK Hussey    0* (5b)      P Kumar    6-1-22-2

12.1

Kumar to White, no run, lands full in length, on the middle and off, shapes away slight, leans forward to defend

12.2

Kumar to White, no run, from slightly wide of the crease, length delivery that moves away late, squeezed out to backward point

12.3

Kumar to White, 1 run, full in length, some width outside off and driven down to deep cover

12.4

Kumar to Hussey, 1 run, pushes it across Hussey who cuts it down to Gambhir at deep cover

12.5

Kumar to White, no run, short in length, around the off stump, moving away, punched down to mid-off

12.6

Kumar to White, FOUR, slightly slower one, full and drifting in towards middle and leg, White chips it in the air but well clear of mid-on and it runs away to the boundary

End of over 13 (6 runs) Australia 52/3 (303 runs required from 37 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 8.18)
CL White    10* (16b 2x4)      P Kumar    7-1-28-2
MEK Hussey    1* (6b)      I Sharma    2-0-5-1

Oops.. It looks I didn't mention it. India did take the Bowling Powerplay after 10th over. Apologies.

13.1

Sharma to Hussey, 1 run, full delivery, around off stump line, driven to left of short cover where Raina makes a half-stop

13.2

Sharma to White, 1 run, length delivery straightening on the off stump line, good bounce there, dabbed down to third man

13.3

Sharma to Hussey, no run, good ball, length delivery skidding on straight to the middle, Hussey stays back to push it away to the on side

13.4

Sharma to Hussey, no run, back of length, bounces towards the off and middle line, defended to the off side

13.5

Sharma to Hussey, 1 run, just outside off stump, Hussey opens the bat-face and runs it down to third man

13.6

Sharma to White, no run, full in length and in that corridor, left alone

End of over 14 (3 runs) Australia 55/3 (300 runs required from 36 overs, RR: 3.92, RRR: 8.33)
CL White    11* (18b 2x4)      I Sharma    3-0-8-1
MEK Hussey    3* (10b)      P Kumar    7-1-28-2

Harbhajan to bowl. Slip in place.

14.1

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, FOUR, overpitched outside off stump and Hussey crashes it through the off-side field.

14.2

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, FOUR, on a length, turns away from Hussey who goes right back to cut it past point. It landed just outside off and spun away further

Harbhajan goes round the stumps. No slip now

14.3

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, FOUR, Three in a row. Husseeeyyyyyyyy. It was short in length, quicker, flatter and Hussey unfurls a fine crunchy cut shot

14.4

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, 1 wide, even more quicker, but slips down the leg side

14.4

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, skids on quickly just outside off, dabbed away ..

14.5

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, slower, on the middle and leg, defended to midwicket

14.6

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, on the middle, straightens, defended on the front foot

End of over 15 (13 runs) Australia 68/3 (287 runs required from 35 overs, RR: 4.53, RRR: 8.20)
MEK Hussey    15* (16b 3x4)      Harbhajan Singh    1-0-13-0
CL White    11* (18b 2x4)      I Sharma    3-0-8-1

15.1

Sharma to White, FOUR, back of length delivery but some width on offer and White crashes it on the up and gets it past to left of diving Nehra at mid-off

15.2

Sharma to White, no run, length delivery on the off stump line and moves away lightly, left alone

15.3

Sharma to White, no run, full in length, on the middle and off stump line, White leans forward to push it back to the bowler

15.4

Sharma to White, no run, banged in short, on the middle, a surprised Cameron White jumps to fend it away to backward point

15.5

Sharma to White, 1 run, length delivery outside off stump, punched on the up to deep cover

15.6

Sharma to Hussey, FOUR, sharp well-directed bouncer, on the middle stump line, Hussey is late on the pull and it flies of the top-edge high over Dhoni

Drinks break

End of over 16 (9 runs) Australia 77/3 (278 runs required from 34 overs, RR: 4.81, RRR: 8.17)
MEK Hussey    19* (17b 4x4)      I Sharma    4-0-17-1
CL White    16* (23b 3x4)      Harbhajan Singh    1-0-13-0

16.1

Harbhajan Singh to White, 1 run, on the middle stump line, turned past square-leg

16.2

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, 1 run, lands it short in length, cut away to covers where there is fumble by Raina ..

They are trying hard to wipe off the dew from the ball .. nearly every Indian fielder has a small towel

16.3

Harbhajan Singh to White, no run, full, turns in, worked to the on side

16.4

Harbhajan Singh to White, no run, turns in a bit more than White anticipated; he was looking to cut but jabs it away in the end

16.5

Harbhajan Singh to White, 1 run, picks it from the off stump and sweeps it to Nehra at deep backward square-leg

16.6

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, 1 run, full in length, driven down to long-off

End of over 17 (4 runs) Australia 81/3 (274 runs required from 33 overs, RR: 4.76, RRR: 8.30)
MEK Hussey    21* (19b 4x4)      Harbhajan Singh    2-0-17-0
CL White    18* (27b 3x4)      I Sharma    4-0-17-1

17.1

Sharma to Hussey, no run, full in length, around the off stump, steered to backward point

17.2

Sharma to Hussey, 1 run, back of length, just outside off stump, cut down to third man

17.3

Sharma to White, 1 run, full in length, shapes away, squeezed to left of backward point to Jadeja

17.4

Sharma to Hussey, no run, pushes it across Hussey who mistimes the cut to Raina at cover

17.5

Sharma to Hussey, 1 run, back of length, on the off and middle line, Hussey presses back, taps the ball close on the off side and off he goes for the single

17.6

Sharma to White, no run, length delivery on the middle stump line, defended to the on side

End of over 18 (3 runs) Australia 84/3 (271 runs required from 32 overs, RR: 4.66, RRR: 8.46)
CL White    19* (29b 3x4)      I Sharma    5-0-20-1
MEK Hussey    23* (23b 4x4)      Harbhajan Singh    2-0-17-0

18.1

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, 1 run, lands slightly short in length, cut away to sweeper cover

18.2

Harbhajan Singh to White, 1 run, comes down the track, Harbhajan shortens the length, squeezed out to backward square-leg

18.3

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, 1 run, on the off stump line, skids on from short of length, cut down to sweeper cover

18.4

Harbhajan Singh to White, no run, flighted outside off stump, full in length, White doesn't quite lean forward, just pushes his bat away from the body and edges it down the track

18.5

Harbhajan Singh to White, no run, tries to come down the track but has to adjust to the shortening of the length and jabs it away

18.6

Harbhajan Singh to White, 1 run, eased down to long-on for a single

End of over 19 (4 runs) Australia 88/3 (267 runs required from 31 overs, RR: 4.63, RRR: 8.61)
CL White    21* (33b 3x4)      Harbhajan Singh    3-0-21-0
MEK Hussey    25* (25b 4x4)      I Sharma    5-0-20-1

Yuvraj Singh to bowl

19.1

Yuvraj Singh to White, no run, short in length but skids on towards middle, White crouches quickly to keep it out

19.2

Yuvraj Singh to White, 1 run, slower, fuller outside off, pushed out to point

19.3

Yuvraj Singh to Hussey, 1 leg bye, on the leg stump line, slower through the air, Hussey is through with the flick a touch early and is struck on the pad

19.4

Yuvraj Singh to White, no run, quicker, arm ball, skidding on to the off, defended to the on side

19.5

Yuvraj Singh to White, no run, moves down the track but can't reach the pitch of the ball and turns it to midwicket

19.6

Yuvraj Singh to White, no run, on the middle, moving on straight, pushed back to the bowler

End of over 20 (2 runs) Australia 90/3 (265 runs required from 30 overs, RR: 4.50, RRR: 8.83)
CL White    22* (38b 3x4)      Yuvraj Singh    1-0-1-0
MEK Hussey    25* (26b 4x4)      Harbhajan Singh    3-0-21-0

20.1

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, 1 run, slightly short in length, just outside off, cut away to deep cover

20.2

Harbhajan Singh to White, no run, skips down the track but is beaten in flight and by the shortening of the length and he adjusts to stab it to midwicket

20.3

Harbhajan Singh to White, no run, stays at his crease and defends the off break back down the track

20.4

Harbhajan Singh to White, 1 run, fetches it from the off stump and sweeps it down to Nehra at deep backward square-leg

20.5

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, 1 run, moves right back to dab it behind square-leg for a single

20.6

Harbhajan Singh to White, OUT, White has been repeatedly trying to get down the track but has been unable to reach the pitch of the ball. And he has adjusted by jabbing it away,. But this time, he tries to go through with the shot and only succeeds in lobbing a dolly to Raina at straight ish midwicket.

CL White c Raina b Harbhajan Singh 23 (55m 42b 3x4 0x6) SR: 54.76

End of over 21 (3 runs) Australia 93/4 (262 runs required from 29 overs, RR: 4.42, RRR: 9.03)
     Harbhajan Singh    4-0-24-1
MEK Hussey    27* (28b 4x4)      Yuvraj Singh    1-0-1-0

21.1

Yuvraj Singh to Hussey, 1 run, around the off stump line, pushed wide of Sehwag at cover for a single

21.2

Yuvraj Singh to Voges, 3 runs, lands on a length around off stump and turns away, steered wide of first slip

21.3

Yuvraj Singh to Hussey, 2 runs, fuller, just outside off, steered very fine through vacant slip region

21.4

Yuvraj Singh to Hussey, 1 run, on the middle and leg, turned past square-leg

21.5

Yuvraj Singh to Voges, no run, on the leg and middle line, turns to get a leading edge to cover

21.6

Yuvraj Singh to Voges, no run, slower through the air, really full in length, pushed out to Raina at midwicket

End of over 22 (7 runs) Australia 100/4 (255 runs required from 28 overs, RR: 4.54, RRR: 9.10)
AC Voges    3* (3b)      Yuvraj Singh    2-0-8-0
MEK Hussey    31* (31b 4x4)      Harbhajan Singh    4-0-24-1

22.1

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, 1 run, full in length, eased down to long-off

22.2

Harbhajan Singh to Voges, no run, on the off stump line, defended to the on side

I guess we can soon expect a doosra to Voges

22.3

Harbhajan Singh to Voges, 1 run, slower, turns in, deflected wide of midwicket

22.4

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, 1 wide, on the leg stump line, goes for the sweep but misses

22.4

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, just outside off, skids on, Hussey gets a bottom edge on the cut and it bounces behind the wicket

22.5

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, 1 run, short in length, quicker, cut away to sweeper cover

22.6

Harbhajan Singh to Voges, 2 runs, floated full outside off stump, steered through backward point for couple of runs

End of over 23 (6 runs) Australia 106/4 (249 runs required from 27 overs, RR: 4.60, RRR: 9.22)
AC Voges    6* (6b)      Harbhajan Singh    5-0-30-1
MEK Hussey    33* (34b 4x4)      Yuvraj Singh    2-0-8-0

23.1

Yuvraj Singh to Hussey, 2 runs, goes for the reverse sweep, sends it straight to short third man where PK makes a mess of it ...

23.2

Yuvraj Singh to Hussey, no run, goes for another reverse sweep but Yuvraj slows up the pace further and the ball rolls away to midwicket

23.3

Yuvraj Singh to Hussey, 1 run, outside off stump, cut to backward point region for a single

23.4

Yuvraj Singh to Voges, 1 run, leans forward to push it to cover point

23.5

Yuvraj Singh to Hussey, 1 run, on the middle and off, punched away to long-off

23.6

Yuvraj Singh to Voges, 1 run, on the off stump line, Voges pings long-off

End of over 24 (6 runs) Australia 112/4 (243 runs required from 26 overs, RR: 4.66, RRR: 9.34)
AC Voges    8* (8b)      Yuvraj Singh    3-0-14-0
MEK Hussey    37* (38b 4x4)      Harbhajan Singh    5-0-30-1

Nyall Jodhan: "May I enquire as to why Marsh has not batted as yet? Is perhaps injured?" Didn't hear anything about an injury so far

24.1

Harbhajan Singh to Voges, no run, stays back to punch it to the on side and Harbhajan makes a diving stop

24.2

Harbhajan Singh to Voges, no run, turns in, worked to midwicket

24.3

Harbhajan Singh to Voges, 2 runs, turns in slowly, wristed to backward square-leg and they rush back for the second run

24.4

Harbhajan Singh to Voges, no run, low dipping full toss, jammed away to cover

24.5

Harbhajan Singh to Voges, 1 wide, lands on a length on the middle, turns down leg for a wide

24.5

Harbhajan Singh to Voges, no run, turns in from outside off, hits the pad outside the line of off stump

24.6

Harbhajan Singh to Voges, no run, slows up the pace, on the middle, flicked to right of midwicket where Raina makes a diving stop

End of over 25 (3 runs) Australia 115/4 (240 runs required from 25 overs, RR: 4.60, RRR: 9.60)
AC Voges    10* (14b)      Harbhajan Singh    6-0-33-1
MEK Hussey    37* (38b 4x4)      Yuvraj Singh    3-0-14-0

25.1

Yuvraj Singh to Hussey, no run, floated outside off, driven to Sehwag at cover

25.2

Yuvraj Singh to Hussey, no run, quicker, on the leg stump line, turned to midwicket

25.3

Yuvraj Singh to Hussey, no run, slower, turns in to the middle stump, pushed away to Sehwag

25.4

Yuvraj Singh to Hussey, 1 run, on the leg stump line, pushed to left of Raina at midwicket for a quick single

25.5

Yuvraj Singh to Voges, 1 run, on the off stump line, driven past the diving Raina to long-off

25.6

Yuvraj Singh to Hussey, no run, quicker one, shorter in length, skids on, mistimes the pull straight to Raina at short midwicket

End of over 26 (2 runs) Australia 117/4 (238 runs required from 24 overs, RR: 4.50, RRR: 9.91)
MEK Hussey    38* (43b 4x4)      Yuvraj Singh    4-0-16-0
AC Voges    11* (15b)      Harbhajan Singh    6-0-33-1

26.1

Harbhajan Singh to Voges, 1 run, turns in slowly to the off and middle line, clipped to Gambhir at deep midwicket

26.2

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, stays back to punch it to cover

26.3

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, 1 run, this one curves back in with the arm, Hussey is late in picking it but manages to squeeze it out to square-leg

26.4

Harbhajan Singh to Voges, no run, slower through the air, flighted outside off, defended on the front foot

26.5

Harbhajan Singh to Voges, no run, spins in from outside off, defended to the off side

26.6

Harbhajan Singh to Voges, 2 runs, flighted on the middle stump line, flicked to right of Gambhir, running in from deep midwicket

Naveen: "What is Australia trying to do? Not once have they looked threatening while chasing? There is no attempt to break free too......strange for Australia to be playing like this."

End of over 27 (4 runs) Australia 121/4 (234 runs required from 23 overs, RR: 4.48, RRR: 10.17)
AC Voges    14* (19b)      Harbhajan Singh    7-0-37-1
MEK Hussey    39* (45b 4x4)      Yuvraj Singh    4-0-16-0

Dave drawls, "If it's not a bother, can someone there please let Voges and Hussey know they are chasing 354, not 254?"

27.1

Yuvraj Singh to Hussey, no run, on the middle stump line, goes on with the arm, punched back to Yuvraj

27.2

Yuvraj Singh to Hussey, no run, slows up the pace, again goes on with the arm, Hussey is beaten, playing for the non-existent turn

27.3

Yuvraj Singh to Hussey, no run, quicker, on the off stump line, cut away to cover

27.4

Yuvraj Singh to Hussey, 1 run, on the middle stump line, dragged down to Gambhir at deep midwicket

27.5

Yuvraj Singh to Voges, 1 run, slip in place for Voges who drives this full delivery to long-off

27.6

Yuvraj Singh to Hussey, 2 runs, on the middle and leg, turned towards Gambhir at deep midwicket for couple of runs

End of over 28 (4 runs) Australia 125/4 (230 runs required from 22 overs, RR: 4.46, RRR: 10.45)
MEK Hussey    42* (50b 4x4)      Yuvraj Singh    5-0-20-0
AC Voges    15* (20b)      Harbhajan Singh    7-0-37-1

28.1

Harbhajan Singh to Voges, no run, leans forward to defend to the off side

28.2

Harbhajan Singh to Voges, 1 run, leans forward to drive it past the bowler

28.3

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, 1 run, on the off stump line, cut away to sweeper cover

28.4

Harbhajan Singh to Voges, 1 run, turns in to the middle and leg, worked past square-leg

28.5

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, FOUR, just outside off stump, Hussey cuts it past diving Yuvraj at point and no one in the deep to cover up... a boundary after a long time

28.6

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, big swing and a miss. It was flighted outside off, Hussey went for the big slog sweep and missed

End of over 29 (7 runs) Australia 132/4 (223 runs required from 21 overs, RR: 4.55, RRR: 10.61)
MEK Hussey    47* (53b 5x4)      Harbhajan Singh    8-0-44-1
AC Voges    17* (23b)      Yuvraj Singh    5-0-20-0

29.1

Yuvraj Singh to Voges, 1 run, just outside off, slightly short in length, cut to right of Gambhir at sweeper cover

29.2

Yuvraj Singh to Hussey, FOUR, goes for the reverse sweep and connects well this time. He hit that short-of-length delivery to deep backward point boundary. 50 up for Hussey. 26th ODI fifty

29.3

Yuvraj Singh to Hussey, 1 run, goes for another reverse sweep but top edges it short of PK at short third man

29.4

Yuvraj Singh to Voges, 1 run, quicker one on the pads, swatted down to PK at fine leg

29.5

Yuvraj Singh to Hussey, no run, goes right back to defend to the off side

29.6

Yuvraj Singh to Hussey, 1 run, flighted on the middle and leg, flicked away for a single

End of over 30 (8 runs) Australia 140/4 (215 runs required from 20 overs, RR: 4.66, RRR: 10.75)
MEK Hussey    53* (57b 6x4)      Yuvraj Singh    6-0-28-0
AC Voges    19* (25b)      Harbhajan Singh    8-0-44-1

Vishal: " they have a plan to play a 20-20 innings in this game ... waiting for last 20 overs before changing gears and bring in their 20-20 specialists in for last 20 overs."

30.1

Jadeja to Hussey, no run, floated full in length, pushed out to midwicket

30.2

Jadeja to Hussey, no run, turns in to Hussey who deflects it to midwicket

30.3

Jadeja to Hussey, OUT, He took out Ponting with a good delivery in the last game; takes out Hussey with a lovely one tonight. It landed on a length outside off and turned in sharply. Hussey chose to go back instead of coming forward and was surprised by the amount of turn. It went right through the bat and pad gap to disturb the furniture.

MEK Hussey b Jadeja 53 (80m 60b 6x4 0x6) SR: 88.33

Shaun Marsh makes his entry. Allan: "Shaun Marsh is an opening batsmen while both Watson and Paine are make shift openers! What sense does it make playing him at #7. I know the Aussies can adapt well, however, this is pushing it a little too far. It is like getting Ghambir to bat at 7 while Jadeja or Pathan open the innings"

30.4

Jadeja to Marsh, no run, turns in to the middle, worked to square-leg

30.5

Jadeja to Marsh, 1 run, leans forward to on drive the full delivery to long-on

30.6

Jadeja to Voges, no run, quickish, on the off stump line, defended to cover

End of over 31 (1 run) Australia 141/5 (214 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 4.54, RRR: 11.26)
AC Voges    19* (26b)      RA Jadeja    1-0-1-1
SE Marsh    1* (2b)      Yuvraj Singh    6-0-28-0

31.1

Yuvraj Singh to Marsh, 1 run, tossed up slowly, driven through the on side for a single

31.2

Yuvraj Singh to Voges, 1 run, on the middle, coming in with the arm, whipped towards deep midwicket

31.3

Yuvraj Singh to Marsh, 1 run, slows up the pace, flighted outside off, defended to point

31.4

Yuvraj Singh to Voges, 1 run, floated on the off and middle, driven down to long-on

31.5

Yuvraj Singh to Marsh, 1 run, on the middle and off line, guided to backward point

31.6

Yuvraj Singh to Voges, 2 runs, flighted ever so slowly outside off, driven to cover where Raina fumbles to give away runs

End of over 32 (7 runs) Australia 148/5 (207 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 4.62, RRR: 11.50)
AC Voges    23* (29b)      Yuvraj Singh    7-0-35-0
SE Marsh    4* (5b)      RA Jadeja    1-0-1-1

32.1

Jadeja to Marsh, 2 runs, outside off stump, skids on straight, cut away to deep backward point region

32.2

Jadeja to Marsh, 1 run

32.3

Jadeja to Voges, no run, the arm-ball, Voges is on the back foot and pushes it to the on side

32.4

Jadeja to Voges, no run, slower, fuller, on the off stump, edges the drive to the on side

32.5

Jadeja to Voges, 1 run, quicker, flatter, on the leg and middle, deflected wide of midwicket

32.6

Jadeja to Marsh, no run, threatens to come out but changes mind and just stabs it to the on side

End of over 33 (4 runs) Australia 152/5 (203 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 4.60, RRR: 11.94)
SE Marsh    7* (8b)      RA Jadeja    2-0-5-1
AC Voges    24* (32b)      Yuvraj Singh    7-0-35-0

33.1

Yuvraj Singh to Voges, 1 run, leans well forward to drive a flighted delivery to long-off

33.2

Yuvraj Singh to Marsh, no run, fuller, quicker, turned to midwicket

33.3

Yuvraj Singh to Marsh, 1 run, on the middle and leg, flicked to right of square-leg where Jadeja makes a diving stop

33.4

Yuvraj Singh to Voges, 1 run, fetches it from well outside off and paddles it away

33.5

Yuvraj Singh to Marsh, no run, on the middle and leg, turned to Raina at midwicket

33.6

Yuvraj Singh to Marsh, 1 run, on the off stump line this time, eased to long-off

End of over 34 (4 runs) Australia 156/5 (199 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 4.58, RRR: 12.43)
SE Marsh    9* (12b)      Yuvraj Singh    8-0-39-0
AC Voges    26* (34b)      RA Jadeja    2-0-5-1

Batting Powerplay taken And as expected, Nehra comes on. Dhoni changes his mind and brings on Jadeja

34.1

Jadeja to Marsh, 1 leg bye, loud shout for lbw but turned down. It turned in from the off stump line, goes past the attempted pull and hits the pad high ...It hit him on the off stump line and hawk eye suggests it wuold have hit the middle ...

34.2

Jadeja to Voges, 1 run, slightly short in length, outside off, cut down to the off side

34.3

Jadeja to Marsh, 1 leg bye

34.4

Jadeja to Voges, 1 run, leans forward to chip the flighted delivery uppishly to cover and Raina has a shyt at the non-striker's end ad misses. had he hit, the batsman would have been run out

34.5

Jadeja to Marsh, no run

34.6

Jadeja to Marsh, SIX, PK makes a mess at long-on It was lofted straight to PK who took the catch and stepped back and threads on the boundary ropes. He took it inside and couldn't avoid stepping back

End of over 35 (10 runs) Australia 166/5 (189 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 4.74, RRR: 12.60)
SE Marsh    15* (16b 1x6)      RA Jadeja    3-0-13-1
AC Voges    28* (36b)      Yuvraj Singh    8-0-39-0

35.1

Harbhajan Singh to Voges, FOUR, drops it short and Vogues backs away to the leg side and cuts it really hard to the point boundary

35.2

Harbhajan Singh to Voges, no run, flighted from round the stumps, driven to cover

35.3

Harbhajan Singh to Voges, 1 run, from round the stumps, the batsman moves well outside the leg stump and cuts but cant' pierce the off-side field

35.4

Harbhajan Singh to Marsh, 1 leg bye, on the pads, tries to sweep and collects a leg bye

35.5

Harbhajan Singh to Voges, 1 run, goes back to punch it to long-on

35.6

Harbhajan Singh to Marsh, 1 run, turned to short fine-leg region

End of over 36 (8 runs) Australia 174/5 (181 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 4.83, RRR: 12.92)
SE Marsh    16* (18b 1x6)      Harbhajan Singh    9-0-51-1
AC Voges    34* (40b 1x4)      RA Jadeja    3-0-13-1

36.1

Jadeja to Marsh, 1 run, spins in from outside , placed wide of cover for a single

36.2

Jadeja to Voges, no run, goes for the big sweep but misses it completely; the ball lands outside off and turns away

36.3

Jadeja to Voges, 1 run, again goes for the sweep but hits it straight to deep midwicket

36.4

Jadeja to Marsh, FOUR, steps out and lofts it well to the right of long-on where PK tries to push it back to the stumps but pushes it beyond the ropes

36.5

Jadeja to Marsh, OUT, He charges out again but this time, Jadeja gets the ball to go straight with the arm, outside off stump, past the big swing, and Marsh is stranded down the track

SE Marsh st †Dhoni b Jadeja 21 (25m 21b 1x4 1x6) SR: 100.00

36.6

Jadeja to Johnson, 1 run, full outside off stump, edges the drive to the on side

End of over 37 (7 runs) Australia 181/6 (174 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 4.89, RRR: 13.38)
MG Johnson    1* (1b)      RA Jadeja    4-0-20-2
AC Voges    35* (42b 1x4)      Harbhajan Singh    9-0-51-1

37.1

Harbhajan Singh to Johnson, no run, on the middle and leg, turned to midwicket

37.2

Harbhajan Singh to Johnson, no run

37.3

Harbhajan Singh to Johnson, 1 wide, down the leg side and Sahiba extends his arms

37.3

Harbhajan Singh to Johnson, FOUR, moves outside leg, Harbhajan slows up the pace, and Johnson waits and waits before forcing it through extra cover

37.4

Harbhajan Singh to Johnson, no run, fuller, on the off stump line, squeezed to right of backward point. Confusion between the two batsmen but Johnson is sent back in time

37.5

Harbhajan Singh to Johnson, no run, moves outside leg, and mistimes the cut to Yuvraj at cover

37.6

Harbhajan Singh to Johnson, SIX, has had enough of trying to get it through the off side field and lifts this superbly over long-on.. big hit

37.6

Harbhajan Singh to Johnson, SIX, has had enough of trying to get it through the off side field and lifts this superbly over long-on.. big hit

End of over 38 (11 runs) Australia 192/6 (163 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 5.05, RRR: 13.58)
MG Johnson    11* (7b 1x4 1x6)      Harbhajan Singh    10-0-62-1
AC Voges    35* (42b 1x4)      RA Jadeja    4-0-20-2

38.1

Jadeja to Voges, 1 run, slogs and gets away with a miscue, the ball flies up in the air and lands between midwicket and mid-on safely

38.2

Jadeja to Johnson, 1 run, good ball, flatter this time, pushes Johnson back and he works the ball to midwicket

38.3

Jadeja to Voges, OUT, bowled! Voges gets across too far, exposing the stumps, and tries to sweep from outside off stump but the ball clips his front pad and glove and rolls onto the sticks

AC Voges b Jadeja 36 (64m 44b 1x4 0x6) SR: 81.81

Third wicket for young Jadeja. He keeps mixing it up and always looks to get in somehow. That one was through the back door but still a wicket. Down to changes of pace. Here's Hauritz.

38.4

Jadeja to Hauritz, 1 run, slower now, tossed up outside off and he pushes it to cover

38.5

Jadeja to Johnson, 1 run, flat on off stump and swept between square leg and midwicket

38.6

Jadeja to Hauritz, 1 run, change of pace, full on the stumps, pushed to mid-on for a quick run

Australia are staring down the barrel.

End of over 39 (5 runs) Australia 197/7 (158 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 5.05, RRR: 14.36)
NM Hauritz    2* (2b)      RA Jadeja    5-0-25-3
MG Johnson    13* (9b 1x4 1x6)      Harbhajan Singh    10-0-62-1

Raina gets the ball in his hands ...

39.1

Raina to Hauritz, no run, tossed up on the stumps, turns in, he plays and misses

39.2

Raina to Hauritz, no run, tossed up and driven back to the bowler

39.3

Raina to Hauritz, no run, flatter ball and he punches it back off the back foot

39.4

Raina to Hauritz, 1 run, too fine and he works it to square leg

39.5

Raina to Johnson, 1 run, too short and Johnson hits it off the back foot past cover

39.6

Raina to Hauritz, 1 run, short and down the pads so Hauritz clips it away for a single

End of over 40 (3 runs) Australia 200/7 (155 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 5.00, RRR: 15.50)
NM Hauritz    4* (7b)      SK Raina    1-0-3-0
MG Johnson    14* (10b 1x4 1x6)      RA Jadeja    5-0-25-3

40.1

Jadeja to Hauritz, 1 run, takes couple of steps down the track and drives to long-off

40.2

Jadeja to Johnson, FOUR, moves outside leg and pulls the ball straight past the non-striker and long-off is wide and can't cut it off

40.3

Jadeja to Johnson, 1 run, on the middle and leg, turned to Yuvraj at short fine-leg

40.4

Jadeja to Hauritz, no run

40.5

Jadeja to Hauritz, no run, comes down the track, Jadeja shortens the length and its defended back down the pitch

40.6

Jadeja to Hauritz, FOUR, charges down the track and crashes the flighted delivery over the bowler's head and to the straight boundary

End of over 41 (10 runs) Australia 210/7 (145 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 5.12, RRR: 16.11)
NM Hauritz    9* (11b 1x4)      RA Jadeja    6-0-35-3
MG Johnson    19* (12b 2x4 1x6)      SK Raina    1-0-3-0

41.1

Nehra to Johnson, 1 run, moves outside leg, Nehra follows him with a very full delivery, driven down to long-on

41.2

Nehra to Hauritz, FOUR, banged in short, upper cut towards third man and Harbhajan rushes in to take the catch but it drops short of him and bounces past his lunge

41.3

Nehra to Hauritz, 1 wide, bouncer on the middle stump line, ducked under

41.3

Nehra to Hauritz, 1 run, punches this length delivery to mid-off

41.4

Nehra to Johnson, no run, swing and a miss. He moved outside leg, had a big swing towards long-on. bat meets air and the ball bounces over middle stump

41.5

Nehra to Johnson, no run, yorker length around the off and middle, edged to the pad

41.6

Nehra to Johnson, no run, again, moves outside leg stump, has a big slog but doesn't connect. The ball flies past the leg stump

End of over 42 (7 runs) Australia 217/7 (138 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 5.16, RRR: 17.25)
MG Johnson    20* (16b 2x4 1x6)      A Nehra    5-0-26-0
NM Hauritz    14* (13b 2x4)      RA Jadeja    6-0-35-3

42.1

Sharma to Hauritz, no run, length delivery on the off stump line, punched to mid-off

42.2

Sharma to Hauritz, 1 run, moves outside leg, mistimes the drive to right of Tendulkar at mid-off

42.3

Sharma to Johnson, 1 leg bye, short in length, on the middle and leg, jabbed to the on side. Ishant rushes after it and flicks from very close to the stumps but misses! The batsman, though, was in by then

Steve: "Allan - how do you define 'opening batsman'? Shaun Marsh might usually open the one day batting for WA in domestic cricket, but never in four-day cricket, which is exactly the same as Tim Paine for tassie. As for Watson, he's the incumbent test opener as well."

42.4

Sharma to Hauritz, 1 run, backs away to push it to deep cover

42.5

Sharma to Johnson, 1 run, fires across a bouncer, pulled down to Jadeja at fine-leg region

42.6

Sharma to Hauritz, 1 run, slower one just outside off stump, steered down to third man

End of over 43 (5 runs) Australia 222/7 (133 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 5.16, RRR: 19.00)
NM Hauritz    17* (17b 2x4)      I Sharma    6-0-24-1
MG Johnson    21* (18b 2x4 1x6)      A Nehra    5-0-26-0

43.1

Nehra to Hauritz, no run, ouch. The short delivery and Hauritz tries to duck but it doesn't climb all that much and whooshes past the face ..

43.2

Nehra to Hauritz, 1 run, moves outside leg and drives to long-off

43.3

Nehra to Johnson, OUT, Clatter. The off stump has been uprooted. Johnson has a slog across the line, misses, and hears the death rattle.

MG Johnson b Nehra 21 (26m 19b 2x4 1x6) SR: 110.52

43.4

Nehra to Siddle, 1 run, Slip in place now. full in length on the middle, worked wide of midwicket.

43.5

Nehra to Hauritz, no run, moves outside leg, goes for a pull but the ball flashes past his blade

43.6

Nehra to Hauritz, FOUR, again, moves outside leg but this time goes down ground and heaves the length delivery to wide long-on boundary

End of over 44 (6 runs) Australia 228/8 (127 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 5.18, RRR: 21.16)
NM Hauritz    22* (21b 3x4)      A Nehra    6-0-32-1
PM Siddle    1* (1b)      I Sharma    6-0-24-1

44.1

Sharma to Siddle, no run, fullish, moves past the poke and strikes the pad, missing leg stump, though

44.2

Sharma to Siddle, no run, full in length, drags it to midwicket

44.3

Sharma to Siddle, 2 runs, bouncer on the middle, not quite in position but manages to swat it away over square-leg

44.4

Sharma to Siddle, OUT, fired in short again, outside off, Siddle tries to upper cut it but edges it to Dhoni. Nine down now.

PM Siddle c †Dhoni b Sharma 3 (5m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

44.5

Sharma to Hilfenhaus, 1 run, fuller delivery, turned past square-leg

44.6

Sharma to Hauritz, 2 runs, slips in a slower one, through the shot early but manages to chip it high over mid-off .. Tendulkar rushes back but couldn't' quite reach it

End of over 45 (5 runs) Australia 233/9 (122 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 5.17, RRR: 24.40)
NM Hauritz    24* (22b 3x4)      I Sharma    7-0-29-2
BW Hilfenhaus    1* (1b)      A Nehra    6-0-32-1

45.1

Nehra to Hilfenhaus, 1 run

45.2

Nehra to Hauritz, 1 run, full delivery outside off, driven past the bowler and Jadeja cleans up from long-off

45.3

Nehra to Hilfenhaus, FOUR, banged in short and heaved away to the midwicket boundary ..

45.4

Nehra to Hilfenhaus, 1 run, another short delivery, another pull but this time PK moves quickly to his right and makes a fine tumbling stop

45.5

Nehra to Hauritz, no run, moves outside leg, slips in a slower one outside off and Dhoni collects

45.6

Nehra to Hauritz, 1 run, really full delivery on the middle, driven down to long-on

End of over 46 (8 runs) Australia 241/9 (114 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 5.23, RRR: 28.50)
NM Hauritz    26* (25b 3x4)      A Nehra    7-0-40-1
BW Hilfenhaus    7* (4b 1x4)      I Sharma    7-0-29-2

46.1

Sharma to Hauritz, no run, really full delivery, short of the blockhole, pushed out to cover

46.2

Sharma to Hauritz, 1 run, short in length, bunted out to mid-off

46.3

Sharma to Hilfenhaus, 1 run, full delivery on the off, driven to mid-off

Ah! I have mentioned Styris instead of Siddle in the wicket dismissal eh. Plenty of slaps from you all!

46.4

Sharma to Hauritz, 2 runs, played to Praveen kumar at deep cover and PK fires in a wild throw way above Dhoni's head .. extra runs

46.5

Sharma to Hauritz, no run, moves down the leg side, brushes the thigh pad and Dhoni makes a fine diving take

46.6

Sharma to Hauritz, 1 wide, banged in short and well outside off, cut and a miss ..

46.6

Sharma to Hauritz, no run, length delivery on the middle and off, pushed out to short extra cover

End of over 47 (5 runs) Australia 246/9 (109 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 5.23, RRR: 36.33)
NM Hauritz    29* (30b 3x4)      I Sharma    8-0-34-2
BW Hilfenhaus    8* (5b 1x4)      A Nehra    7-0-40-1

47.1

Kumar to Hilfenhaus, 1 run, full in length, on the middle, pushed out to long-off

47.2

Kumar to Hauritz, no run

47.3

Kumar to Hauritz, 1 run, slower one on the middle, dragged down to midwicket

47.4

Kumar to Hilfenhaus, FOUR, bangs it in short and Hilfy smashes it to wide long-on boundary

47.5

Kumar to Hilfenhaus, 2 runs, fuller, lofted to wide long-on region for couple of runs

47.6

Kumar to Hilfenhaus, 1 run, slips in a slower one, mistimes the drive back to PK who fumbles ...

End of over 48 (9 runs) Australia 255/9 (100 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 5.31, RRR: 50.00)
BW Hilfenhaus    16* (9b 2x4)      P Kumar    8-1-37-2
NM Hauritz    30* (32b 3x4)      I Sharma    8-0-34-2

48.1

Jadeja to Hilfenhaus, no run, short in length, pushed out to extra cover

48.2

Jadeja to Hilfenhaus, no run, on the middle stump line, defended back to the bowler

48.3

Jadeja to Hilfenhaus, OUT, Hilfenhaus is run out. He went down the track and dragged it to midwicket and set off for a single. He is sent back but too late. Yuvraj flicks it to Dhoni who breaks the stumps. India win by 99 runs and the series stands 1-1.

BW Hilfenhaus run out 16 (17m 12b 2x4 0x6) SR: 133.33

Join us in a short while for the post-match quotes. Meanwhile Bangladesh board have sent a short release: "The BCB President and the Board of Directors express deep condolences at the death of legendary umpire David Shephard. As a mark of respect the Match Officials and players of Bangladesh and Zimbabwe will wear black badge during tomorrow's 2nd ODI"

Ponting : "It was always going to be a hard run chase. The wicket was very good and it was a fantastic surface to play ODI. The dew didn't play that much a part as we though. Credit to India who outplayed us in all departments. Once the dew came in, we should have been just two wickets down but we had lost quite a few by then."

Man of the Match is MS Dhoni: "We lost Sachin early but Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag provided the ideal start. Then Yuvraj Singh played well. The platform was given for me to come and do my stuff. We knew that with five overs of Powerplay left, if we can take it at 38 or 40 overs we can always get to a big total. One of those innings that was good. The wicket was good and I exploited that. If you recall India A series in Nairobi, me and Gauti batted a lot and ran a lot. Aashish [Nehra] has been the pick of the bowlers. He has always done well. It was good to see Praveen Kumar bowling well today. Ishant also. Jadeja . . Bhaji also ... The 148 against Pakistan, the 183 against Sri Lanka, the Afro Asia game were good ... This innings was good because it came after a long time."

That's it from us. good bye and good luck

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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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Oct 28, 2009

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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