Australia in India ODI Series - 3rd ODI

India v Australia

India won by 6 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)

The Australians are out. Ponting's opening the innings. Praveen Kumar has the ball.

Teams: Three changes for Australia. The teams are up above. As you can see, Bollinger replaces Hilfenhaus, Manou comes in for Paine while Moises Henriques replaces Shaun Marsh. It's also Henriques' debut. He's not an unfamiliar face for Indian audiences. He was part of the NSW team which won the Champions League. Very decent middle order hitter and useful seamer.

Just had a look at the pitch and well, there are quite a few cracks. I wouldn't mind at all if it's a low scoring game. I'm sick of these 300-plus belters. Are you?

Toss: Australia are batting. Ponting's happy to win it. We'll give you the teams shortly. India are unchanged. Manou aside, Ponting indicated there were a couple more changes.

The decision to bat was a no-brainer actually. This pitch will play slower than the other two surfaces and batsmen will find it a bit difficult under lights. Ponting reckons 220-230 is a good score. He's cheered up after what happened yesterday. The Australians complained about the poor quality of the practice wickets - they were wet and unusable. Why? Because of a miscommunication about the arrival timings of the visitors. The groundsman apparently wasn't informed properly.

1.50 pm: It's a good Saturday to all you following this game between India and Australia at the Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi. It's a really busy day for all of us here but don't worry, we're not going to pile it on you guys. The toss is about 10 minutes away.

The first bit of news we can confirm is that Graham Manou will be making his debut for Australia. Manou's turning out to be the 'last-minute man' for Australia. Few months back in the Ashes, he replaced Brad Haddin after the toss. Now he's here as an emergency replacement for Tim Paine.

The bigger talking point over the last couple of days was the pitch. We'll get to that as soon as the experts make their predictions.

0.1

Kumar to Watson, no run, just a bit of late inswing and well defended on the front foot by Watson, one slip in place

0.2

Kumar to Watson, no run, just goes back and across and punches it down to cover

One slip and a gully in place

0.3

Kumar to Watson, no run, that one really jags back in off a good length and traps him on the hip but above the line of the stumps

0.4

Kumar to Watson, no run, curves it back in and he tucks it softly towards short midwicket

0.5

Kumar to Watson, no run, stays behind the line and softly taps it to mid-on, the ball's not coming on all the quick onto the bat

0.6

Kumar to Watson, FOUR, nice square drive to get off the mark, Praveen swings it away and but lands it too full and wide, enough time for Watson to get on his knees and place it wide of backward point

End of over 1 (4 runs) Australia 4/0 (RR: 4.00)
SR Watson    4* (6b 1x4)      P Kumar    1-0-4-0
RT Ponting    0* (0b)     

Ponting has opened once before in ODIs. Still one slip in place

1.1

Nehra to Ponting, 1 run, angles it on the pads and he nudges it down to fine leg

1.2

Nehra to Watson, no run, bowls it back of a length outside off and he moves across and taps it to cover

1.3

Nehra to Watson, 2 runs, bowls it fuller and slower, shapes to drive straight but he gets an inside edge to the on side

1.4

Nehra to Watson, 1 run, drifts on the pads this time and it's an easy nudge to fine leg who's quite square

1.5

Nehra to Ponting, FOUR, commits to the front foot fairly early and it works for Ponting as he shows the full face of the bat and merely pushes it past the gap at cover, exquisite timing carries it to the boundary

1.6

Nehra to Ponting, no run, slower ball angling away from the right-hander, he leaves it alone and the ball bounces again before reaching the keeper

End of over 2 (8 runs) Australia 12/0 (RR: 6.00)
RT Ponting    5* (3b 1x4)      A Nehra    1-0-8-0
SR Watson    7* (9b 1x4)      P Kumar    1-0-4-0

2.1

Kumar to Watson, no run, on target, swings it in and Watson defends with soft hands

2.2

Kumar to Watson, no run, firm punch off the front foot and intercepted by the bowler

2.3

Kumar to Watson, no run, cramps him for room and gets late swing, once again he defends with soft hands

2.4

Kumar to Watson, no run, gives him just a hint of width and this time he gets beside the line and softly taps it to point

2.5

Kumar to Watson, no run, stays back and punches it to mid-off, inswing this time

5 dot balls again, fine leg up, deep square leg in place

2.6

Kumar to Watson, no run, and he ends with a maiden, another punch straight to mid-off

Chaturtai: "Why no Marsh? I would have thought this is the opportunity for Marsh to open in this match and get back into the formidable form he had during the IPL."

End of over 3 (maiden) Australia 12/0 (RR: 4.00)
SR Watson    7* (15b 1x4)      P Kumar    2-1-4-0
RT Ponting    5* (3b 1x4)      A Nehra    1-0-8-0

3.1

Nehra to Ponting, no run, keeps a wee bit low and Ponting gets forward early and defends back to the bowler

3.2

Nehra to Ponting, no run, stays beside the line and knocks it down to point

3.3

Nehra to Ponting, no run, once again the ball stops on Ponting a bit as he gets beside it and chops it to point

3.4

Nehra to Ponting, FOUR, nice timing, he angles it across the right hander, Ponting gets beside the line, opens the face of the bat and uses his bottom hand to good effect to angle it just wide of third man

The umpires want to change the ball for some reason. The reserve umpire walks out.

More sympathy for Marsh. Here's what Bill has to say: "Don't understand why Marsh is getting the boot. He didn't do anything worse than anyone else in the last game. Plus he seems like the natural partner for Watson at the top of the order. The long term prospect that he is, you'd think they'd want to give him as much exposure and experience as possible. Were there injury concerns, or is this just yet another example of Australia's mindless selections?"

3.5

Nehra to Ponting, 1 run, slower ball on the pads and tucked just wide of mid-on, nice stop by the fielder

3.6

Nehra to Watson, no run, drops it on a good length just outside off, he gets across his stumps and taps it to mid-off

End of over 4 (5 runs) Australia 17/0 (RR: 4.25)
SR Watson    7* (16b 1x4)      A Nehra    2-0-13-0
RT Ponting    10* (8b 2x4)      P Kumar    2-1-4-0

4.1

Kumar to Ponting, no run, he drops it short of a length and once again it stops on the batsman, he gets across early and then has to check his shot

4.2

Kumar to Ponting, no run, gets behind the line and defends it away

Dhoni stands close to the stumps

4.3

Kumar to Ponting, no run, swings it in, tucks him up for room, he gets across and taps it down to mid-on

4.4

Kumar to Ponting, 1 run, a slip would have gobbled that up, he opens the face of the bat to a slower ball and deliberately angles it wide of the keeper, third man mops up

4.5

Kumar to Watson, no run, gets forward and taps it to the off side

4.6

Kumar to Watson, 1 run, angles it towards the pads and knocks it down to deep square leg

End of over 5 (2 runs) Australia 19/0 (RR: 3.80)
SR Watson    8* (18b 1x4)      P Kumar    3-1-6-0
RT Ponting    11* (12b 2x4)      A Nehra    2-0-13-0

5.1

Nehra to Watson, 1 run, it's a direct hit but the batsman's home, he taps it to mid-on, they push for the single and Raina hits the stumps at the bowler's end but watson's safe

5.2

Nehra to Ponting, no run, Appeal! Ponting defends very close to his pads and it appeared as if it was pad first and then bat, close call but fair enough decision by Sanjay Hazare

5.3

Nehra to Ponting, no run, stays beside the line and taps it to the off side

5.4

Nehra to Ponting, no run

5.5

Nehra to Ponting, no run

5.6

Nehra to Ponting, no run, gets well forward and defends softly down the track

End of over 6 (1 run) Australia 20/0 (RR: 3.33)
RT Ponting    11* (17b 2x4)      A Nehra    3-0-14-0
SR Watson    9* (19b 1x4)      P Kumar    3-1-6-0

6.1

Kumar to Watson, no run

6.2

Kumar to Watson, no run, he shapes to bang that through the off side and he ends up chopping it down to short point

6.3

Kumar to Watson, no run, stays back and pushes it to the off side

6.4

Kumar to Watson, FOUR, terrific shot! Drops it just short of a length and slightly wide of the off stump, the bounce was just right for Watson to show the full face of the bat and punch it effortlessly wide of mid-off

6.5

Kumar to Watson, no run, angles it towards the pads and he clips it down to mid-on

6.6

Kumar to Watson, no run, stays beside the line and taps it towards cover

End of over 7 (4 runs) Australia 24/0 (RR: 3.42)
SR Watson    13* (25b 2x4)      P Kumar    4-1-10-0
RT Ponting    11* (17b 2x4)      A Nehra    3-0-14-0

7.1

Nehra to Ponting, no run, the off cutter this time, he tries to tuck it to the on side but the ball clips his pads

7.2

Nehra to Ponting, FOUR, drops it a bit too short and Ponting swivels, gets on top of the bounce and pulls it wide of midwicket

7.3

Nehra to Ponting, 1 run, drifts on the pads and Ponting helps it on its way down to fine leg

7.4

Nehra to Watson, no run, stays back and pushes it down to mid-off

7.5

Nehra to Watson, no run, keeps it just outside the off stump and he's content pushing it down to mid-off

7.6

Nehra to Watson, no run, another backfoot punch down the track and mid-off runs across to pick it up

Cautious start by Watson. Not the easiest pitch to bat on

End of over 8 (5 runs) Australia 29/0 (RR: 3.62)
SR Watson    13* (28b 2x4)      A Nehra    4-0-19-0
RT Ponting    16* (20b 3x4)      P Kumar    4-1-10-0

8.1

Sharma to Ponting, no run, lands it on target just outside the off stump and he knocks it down to midwicket

8.2

Sharma to Ponting, FOUR, all you need to do is find the gap and that's exactly what Ponting did so effortlessly, a defensive push off the front foot through the line was enough to beat mid-on, lovely shot

8.3

Sharma to Ponting, 1 run, gets forward and pushes it straight to the covers

8.4

Sharma to Watson, no run, he nearly concedes a boundary there, friendly half volley on the pads and he clips it away but finds Tendulkar at short midwicket, sharp save

8.5

Sharma to Watson, no run, gives him width and he tries to cut past backward point but he finds the fielder

8.6

Sharma to Watson, 1 run, drifts on the pads and he clips him to fine leg

End of over 9 (6 runs) Australia 35/0 (RR: 3.88)
SR Watson    14* (31b 2x4)      I Sharma    1-0-6-0
RT Ponting    21* (23b 4x4)      A Nehra    4-0-19-0

9.1

Nehra to Watson, 1 run, good improvisation there by Watson as he gets forward, waits for the ball to come onto him before angling him down to third man

9.2

Nehra to Ponting, 1 run, stays back and pushes it down the track just wide of the bowler, pinches a single

9.3

Nehra to Watson, no run, shuffles and clips it

9.4

Nehra to Watson, 2 runs, excellent fielding there, Nehra comes round the wicket and Watson fetches it from the off stump, clips him uppishly and the ball races towards the midwicket boundary but Praveen gives the chase, times his dive well and pulls it back

9.5

Nehra to Watson, no run, Watson tucks it to mid wicket, straight to the fielder this time

9.6

Nehra to Watson, 1 run, stays behind the line and clips him down to mid-on

End of over 10 (5 runs) Australia 40/0 (RR: 4.00)
SR Watson    18* (36b 2x4)      A Nehra    5-0-24-0
RT Ponting    22* (24b 4x4)      I Sharma    1-0-6-0

Powerplay 2 taken. Here's Jadeja. One slip in place

10.1

Jadeja to Watson, 2 runs, flighted on middle and leg and he works it down to wide long-on

10.2

Jadeja to Watson, 2 runs, this one really grips off the surface and has the batsman in a tangle, he checks his shot and the outside edge beats first slip

10.3

Jadeja to Watson, FOUR, crisp timing there, he flights it on middle and leg, Watson gets his bat and weight behind the ball and merely pushes it past mid-on, the ball races away

10.4

Jadeja to Watson, 1 run

10.5

Jadeja to Ponting, no run, stays back and knocks it to the off side

10.6

Jadeja to Ponting, 1 run, gets beside the line and angles it just wide of point

Punit: "Here's something in defence of the Aussie selectors. Though am a huge fan of Shaun , I think his omission is justified since the aussies are really short of bowling options, Marsh was intially an replacement for Hopes and now that the all rounder is in the team, I think makes more sense to pick him up, anyways since it is expected to be low scoring game, they would want to give a tough fight with decent bowling attack."

End of over 11 (10 runs) Australia 50/0 (RR: 4.54)
RT Ponting    23* (26b 4x4)      RA Jadeja    1-0-10-0
SR Watson    27* (40b 3x4)      A Nehra    5-0-24-0

No slip for Ishant

11.1

Sharma to Ponting, 1 run, gets forward a little early and Ponting taps it just wide of point and sets off

11.2

Sharma to Watson, no run, keeps it straight and around the off stump, the batsman's happy to defend it back to the bowler

11.3

Sharma to Watson, 1 run, clips it just in front of mid-on and really puts pressure on the fielder by calling quickly for the single, the throw is wide

11.4

Sharma to Ponting, 1 run, sharp single again, he opens the face and angles it with soft hands just wide of point and the throw to the batsman's end it just wide

11.5

Sharma to Watson, 1 run, stays beside the line and taps it to the off side, they take a single

11.6

Sharma to Ponting, no run, gets behind the line and defends

Decent start by these two given the slowness of the pitch. India need to break this stand soon.

End of over 12 (4 runs) Australia 54/0 (RR: 4.50)
RT Ponting    25* (29b 4x4)      I Sharma    2-0-10-0
SR Watson    29* (43b 3x4)      RA Jadeja    1-0-10-0

12.1

Jadeja to Watson, no run, flighted outside off and defended with soft hands to the off side

12.2

Jadeja to Watson, no run, grips and straightens, he defends it away

12.3

Jadeja to Watson, no run, almost an edge! The ball grips and turns this time, the batsman tries to push it to the off side but the turn beats him

12.4

Jadeja to Watson, no run, defends it easily to the off side this time

12.5

Jadeja to Watson, FOUR, shot! He drops it fractionally short this time, fetches it from the off stumps and clubs it wide of midwicket

12.6

Jadeja to Watson, 2 runs, clips him down to deep square leg and pushes for the second run

End of over 13 (6 runs) Australia 60/0 (RR: 4.61)
SR Watson    35* (49b 4x4)      RA Jadeja    2-0-16-0
RT Ponting    25* (29b 4x4)      I Sharma    2-0-10-0

13.1

Sharma to Ponting, 2 runs, drifts on the pads and it's not recommended when the fine leg's up, he clips it away and Harbhajan pulls it back

13.2

Sharma to Ponting, no run, gets behind the line and tries to drive but he mistimes the shot

13.3

Sharma to Ponting, 1 run, opens the face of the bat and runs it down to third man

13.4

Sharma to Watson, no run, gets behind the line and defends very firmly

13.5

Sharma to Watson, no run, full on the pads and asking to be hit, he ends up clipping it straight to midwicket

13.6

Sharma to Watson, FOUR, that's a super shot, he drops it on a good length and Watson picks the length early, gets on top of the bounce and slaps it in the air in the gap between mid-on and midwicket

End of over 14 (7 runs) Australia 67/0 (RR: 4.78)
SR Watson    39* (52b 5x4)      I Sharma    3-0-17-0
RT Ponting    28* (32b 4x4)      RA Jadeja    2-0-16-0

14.1

Jadeja to Ponting, 1 run, gets forward and drives to mid-off

14.2

Jadeja to Watson, 1 run, stays beside the line and cuts him down to point

14.3

Jadeja to Ponting, no run

14.4

Jadeja to Ponting, no run, goes on the backfoot to defend

14.5

Jadeja to Ponting, no run, appeal! Gets forward to defend and it's pad first, maybe struck him just outside the line of the off stump

14.6

Jadeja to Ponting, no run, gets well forward and defends to the off side

End of over 15 (2 runs) Australia 69/0 (RR: 4.60)
RT Ponting    29* (37b 4x4)      RA Jadeja    3-0-18-0
SR Watson    40* (53b 5x4)      I Sharma    3-0-17-0

Here's Harbhajan Singh. No slip in place

15.1

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, no run, slow through the air, defends with soft hands

15.2

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, no run, Quicker through the air and defended easily

15.3

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, no run, gets forward and clips him down to midwicket

15.4

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, no run, flighted on middle and off and defended back to the bowler

15.5

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, 1 run, stays back, shuffles and works him behind square on the on side

15.6

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, 1 run, drops it in front of midwicket and hurries the single, the throw was just wide of the stumps

End of over 16 (2 runs) Australia 71/0 (RR: 4.43)
RT Ponting    30* (38b 4x4)      Harbhajan Singh    1-0-2-0
SR Watson    41* (58b 5x4)      RA Jadeja    3-0-18-0

16.1

Yuvraj Singh to Ponting, 1 run, stays back and taps him down to mid-off

16.2

Yuvraj Singh to Watson, OUT, sharp work by Dhoni! Yuvraj tosses it up outside off and draws Watson forward, he's beaten on the drive, the ball holds its line and Dhoni whips off the bails before the batsman can draw his backfoot back at the crease, the third umpire takes a look, Dhoni knew he was gone the instant he broke the stumps

SR Watson st †Dhoni b Yuvraj Singh 41 (71m 59b 5x4 0x6) SR: 69.49

So a timely bowling change. Expect a lot more overs from the spinners today.

Mike Hussey's in. There's a forward short leg in place

16.3

Yuvraj Singh to Hussey, 1 run, gets forward and drives to mid-off

16.4

Yuvraj Singh to Ponting, no run, flighted outside off and clipped to midwicket

16.5

Yuvraj Singh to Ponting, 1 run, stays back and pushes it against the turn to mid-on

16.6

Yuvraj Singh to Hussey, no run, gets forward and clips him straight to short midwicket

End of over 17 (3 runs) Australia 74/1 (RR: 4.35)
MEK Hussey    1* (2b)      Yuvraj Singh    1-0-3-1
RT Ponting    32* (41b 4x4)      Harbhajan Singh    1-0-2-0

Harbhajan too has a forward short leg

17.1

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, no run, gets forward and smothers the spin

17.2

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, 1 run, gives it extra flight and Ponting takes a pace forward and drives with the spin to long-on

Short fine leg in place

17.3

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, 1 run, flighted on middle and leg and clipped to midwicket

17.4

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, 1 run, flighted on middle and leg, he tucks him down to fine leg

17.5

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, 1 run, gets forward and steers it just in front of backward point and takes the single easily

17.6

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, 1 run, ouch! Gambhir intercepts a full blooded pull at forward short leg and he gets hit on the neck, he's going off the field, 'neck guards' anyone?

End of over 18 (5 runs) Australia 79/1 (RR: 4.38)
RT Ponting    35* (45b 4x4)      Harbhajan Singh    2-0-7-0
MEK Hussey    3* (4b)      Yuvraj Singh    1-0-3-1

18.1

Yuvraj Singh to Ponting, no run, flighted on middle and off, he drives to mid-off

18.2

Yuvraj Singh to Ponting, no run, gets forward and clips him to mid-on

18.3

Yuvraj Singh to Ponting, 1 run, gets well forward and drives him down to long-off

18.4

Yuvraj Singh to Hussey, 1 run, pinches a quick single to the off side, he's doing this easily

18.5

Yuvraj Singh to Ponting, no run, gets forward and drives him down to mid-off

18.6

Yuvraj Singh to Ponting, 1 run, full outside off and driven down to cover

End of over 19 (3 runs) Australia 82/1 (RR: 4.31)
RT Ponting    37* (50b 4x4)      Yuvraj Singh    2-0-6-1
MEK Hussey    4* (5b)      Harbhajan Singh    2-0-7-0

19.1

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, 1 run, gets forward and works him down to deep midwicket

19.2

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, 1 run, gets forward and pushes it just wide of midwicket

19.3

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, no run, gets well across his stumps to defend, the ball rolls down the pitch

19.4

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, 1 run, gets across his stumps early and clips him down to fine leg

19.5

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, gets forward and defends to the off side

19.6

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, gets forward, drops his wrists and defends with soft hands

End of over 20 (3 runs) Australia 85/1 (RR: 4.25)
MEK Hussey    5* (8b)      Harbhajan Singh    3-0-10-0
RT Ponting    39* (53b 4x4)      Yuvraj Singh    2-0-6-1

20.1

Yuvraj Singh to Ponting, no run, gets well forward and angles it down to point

20.2

Yuvraj Singh to Ponting, 1 run, gets across and taps him down to point

20.3

Yuvraj Singh to Hussey, no run, gets forward and defends to the on side

20.4

Yuvraj Singh to Hussey, 1 run, stays back and punches it with the turn to long-on

20.5

Yuvraj Singh to Ponting, 1 run, drops it to short midwicket and sets off

20.6

Yuvraj Singh to Hussey, no run, punches it to the off side but can't pierce cover

End of over 21 (3 runs) Australia 88/1 (RR: 4.19)
MEK Hussey    6* (11b)      Yuvraj Singh    3-0-9-1
RT Ponting    41* (56b 4x4)      Harbhajan Singh    3-0-10-0

21.1

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, no run, flighted outside off and pushed away down to long-on

21.2

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, no run, gets forward and tucks him to the on side

21.3

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, no run, tries to pinch it past square leg but finds the fielder

21.4

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, no run, full outside off and driven to point

21.5

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, no run, gets well forward and defends with a dead bat

21.6

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, 1 run, floated on the pads and clipped down to fine leg

End of over 22 (1 run) Australia 89/1 (RR: 4.04)
RT Ponting    42* (62b 4x4)      Harbhajan Singh    4-0-11-0
MEK Hussey    6* (11b)      Yuvraj Singh    3-0-9-1

22.1

Yuvraj Singh to Ponting, no run, flighted on middle and off, defended on the front foot

22.2

Yuvraj Singh to Ponting, no run, gets a huge stride forward and defends

22.3

Yuvraj Singh to Ponting, no run, stays back and punches it straight to short cover

22.4

Yuvraj Singh to Ponting, no run, full outside off and defended

22.5

Yuvraj Singh to Ponting, 1 run, gets his front foot across his stumps and clips him wide of midwicket

22.6

Yuvraj Singh to Hussey, no run, clips him on the up straight to short midwicket

No updates yet on Gambhir. He was hit on the neck some time back while fielding at short leg

End of over 23 (1 run) Australia 90/1 (RR: 3.91)
MEK Hussey    6* (12b)      Yuvraj Singh    4-0-10-1
RT Ponting    43* (67b 4x4)      Harbhajan Singh    4-0-11-0

23.1

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, 1 run, flighted on middle and leg and clipped down to fine leg

23.2

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, full outside off and driven down to long-off

23.3

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, 2 runs, drives wide of cover and Hussey hurries the fielder and takes the second run, good cricket by the Australians

23.4

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, 1 run, knocks it in in front of point and sets off quickly, very good running

23.5

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, 2 runs, comes down the track and chips it over midwicket

23.6

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, 1 run, gets forward and turns it to mid-on

End of over 24 (7 runs) Australia 97/1 (RR: 4.04)
RT Ponting    47* (70b 4x4)      Harbhajan Singh    5-0-18-0
MEK Hussey    9* (15b)      Yuvraj Singh    4-0-10-1

24.1

Yuvraj Singh to Ponting, 1 run, full outside off and he drives down to long-off

24.2

Yuvraj Singh to Hussey, no run, flighted on middle and leg and knocked to midwicket

24.3

Yuvraj Singh to Hussey, 1 run, gets forward, turns the face of the bat and clips him to fine leg

24.4

Yuvraj Singh to Ponting, 1 run

24.5

Yuvraj Singh to Hussey, 1 run, stays back and knocks him down to deep cover

24.6

Yuvraj Singh to Ponting, no run, rocks on the backfoot and punches it on the up towards short cover

End of over 25 (4 runs) Australia 101/1 (RR: 4.04)
RT Ponting    49* (73b 4x4)      Yuvraj Singh    5-0-14-1
MEK Hussey    11* (18b)      Harbhajan Singh    5-0-18-0

25.1

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, 1 run, stays back and clips him down to midwicket

25.2

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, 1 run, goes on the backfoot and cuts him down to deep point and that's his fifty

25.3

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, 2 runs, gets forward and knocks him down to square leg

25.4

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, 1 run, stays back and works it to long-on, he walks the single

25.5

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, no run, defended back to the bowler

25.6

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, no run, gets well forward and smothers the spin

End of over 26 (5 runs) Australia 106/1 (RR: 4.07)
RT Ponting    50* (76b 4x4)      Harbhajan Singh    6-0-23-0
MEK Hussey    15* (21b)      Yuvraj Singh    5-0-14-1

26.1

Yuvraj Singh to Hussey, no run

26.2

Yuvraj Singh to Hussey, no run, tries to work it past the bowler but Yuvraj intercepts it with his left hand

26.3

Yuvraj Singh to Hussey, 1 run, gets in position early for the paddle sweep, picks it from middle and places it to fine leg

26.4

Yuvraj Singh to Ponting, no run

26.5

Yuvraj Singh to Ponting, no run, chance? Ponting tries to paddle it but he;s into the shot too early and the ball clips something, lobs up and Dhoni dives in vain in front of the stumps, he fails to get his gloves underneath it

26.6

Yuvraj Singh to Ponting, 1 run, goes back and scoops it over extra cover

End of over 27 (2 runs) Australia 108/1 (RR: 4.00)
RT Ponting    51* (79b 4x4)      Yuvraj Singh    6-0-16-1
MEK Hussey    16* (24b)      Harbhajan Singh    6-0-23-0

27.1

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, no run, gets his pad across and clips him down to square leg

27.2

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, 1 run, comes down the pitch to a short ball and changes his shot, pulls off the front foot but can't bisect the gap at square leg

27.3

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, clips it behind square but can't beat short fine leg

27.4

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, 1 run, overthrows! The batsmen decided against the run but an enthusiastic Raina at mid-off takes aim at the bowler's end but no backers for the throw

27.5

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, 1 leg bye

27.6

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, 1 run, gets across and clips him behind square on the on side

End of over 28 (4 runs) Australia 112/1 (RR: 4.00)
MEK Hussey    18* (27b)      Harbhajan Singh    7-0-26-0
RT Ponting    52* (82b 4x4)      Yuvraj Singh    6-0-16-1

28.1

Yuvraj Singh to Hussey, 2 runs, stays back and thumps him down to sweeper cover

28.2

Yuvraj Singh to Hussey, 1 run, plays the reverse sweep and Harbhajan does well at short fine leg to cut it off

28.3

Yuvraj Singh to Ponting, 1 run, the ball keeps low but he goes ahead with the shot and lofts him over mid-off

28.4

Yuvraj Singh to Hussey, 1 run, full outside off, driven down to long off

28.5

Yuvraj Singh to Ponting, no run, gets forward and smothers the spin

28.6

Yuvraj Singh to Ponting, 1 run, stays back, waits for the ball to come into him before thumping it to long-off

End of over 29 (6 runs) Australia 118/1 (RR: 4.06)
RT Ponting    54* (85b 4x4)      Yuvraj Singh    7-0-22-1
MEK Hussey    22* (30b)      Harbhajan Singh    7-0-26-0

29.1

Jadeja to Ponting, 1 run, full on middle and leg and driven down to long-on

29.2

Jadeja to Hussey, 1 run, stays back, waits for it to turn and pulls him down to deep square-leg

29.3

Jadeja to Ponting, 1 run

29.4

Jadeja to Hussey, no run, tries to fetch it from wide outside off but he misses it completely

29.5

Jadeja to Hussey, 1 run, pushes it just wide of the bowler and fetches a single

29.6

Jadeja to Ponting, no run, stays back and punches it back to the bowler

End of over 30 (4 runs) Australia 122/1 (RR: 4.06)
RT Ponting    56* (88b 4x4)      RA Jadeja    4-0-22-0
MEK Hussey    24* (33b)      Yuvraj Singh    7-0-22-1

Here's Praveen Kumar

30.1

Kumar to Hussey, 1 run, gives him width and he reaches out and cuts to third man

30.2

Kumar to Ponting, 1 run, gets behind the line and the swing and punches it off the meat of the bat to long-on

30.3

Kumar to Hussey, 1 run, he just opens the face of the bat and angles him down to third man

Australia haven't taken the third Powerplay yet

30.4

Kumar to Ponting, 1 run, stays back and punches him down to long-on

No boundary for 100 deliveries

30.5

Kumar to Hussey, 1 run, opens the face of the bat and angles it down to third man

30.6

Kumar to Ponting, 1 run, covers the swing and pushes him down to long-on

End of over 31 (6 runs) Australia 128/1 (RR: 4.12)
RT Ponting    59* (91b 4x4)      P Kumar    5-1-16-0
MEK Hussey    27* (36b)      RA Jadeja    4-0-22-0

31.1

Jadeja to Ponting, OUT, trapped in front! Jadeja fires it full and quick on middle, Ponting tries to clip it across the line but the ball hits the base of the pads (close to the boot) right in front of the stumps

RT Ponting lbw b Jadeja 59 (124m 92b 4x4 0x6) SR: 64.13

Ponting's really peeved with himself for getting out at this stage

31.2

Jadeja to White, no run, Pushed back to the bowler

31.3

Jadeja to White, no run, Pushed back to the bowler

31.4

Jadeja to White, no run, Pushes it down the track again

31.5

Jadeja to White, no run

31.6

Jadeja to White, no run, stays back and pushes it back to the bowler

End of over 32 (wicket maiden) Australia 128/2 (RR: 4.00)
CL White    0* (5b)      RA Jadeja    5-1-22-1
MEK Hussey    27* (36b)      P Kumar    5-1-16-0

32.1

Raina to Hussey, no run, grips and turns sharply and Hussey manages to check his shot and not spoon it back to the bowler

32.2

Raina to Hussey, 1 run, full outside off and driven down to long-off

32.3

Raina to White, no run, bowls it flatter and quicker, he works it back to the bowler

32.4

Raina to White, OUT, it appears as if White's got a rough decision there. Raina bowls it flat again and White leaves a small gap between bat and pad, it almost sneaks right through before reaching Dhoni who juggles and appeals for the catch, umpire Saheba gives him out, replays confirm the ball clipping the pad but no real evidence of bat involved, White was quite surprised at the decision

CL White c †Dhoni b Raina 0 (5m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

32.5

Raina to Voges, no run, pushed back to the bowler

32.6

Raina to Voges, 1 run, steers it towards point

End of over 33 (2 runs) Australia 130/3 (RR: 3.93)
AC Voges    1* (2b)      SK Raina    1-0-2-1
MEK Hussey    28* (38b)      RA Jadeja    5-1-22-1

33.1

Jadeja to Voges, no run, gets forward and steers the ball towards gully

33.2

Jadeja to Voges, no run, played with soft hands back towards the bowler

33.3

Jadeja to Voges, no run, keeps it full outside off, dug out towards short cover

33.4

Jadeja to Voges, 1 run, another overpitched delivery, driven just wide of the bowler towards long-off

33.5

Jadeja to Hussey, 1 run, that kept very low, Hussey manages to get the toe end of the bat on it and drive it towards mid-on

33.6

Jadeja to Voges, no run, 'No' is the call after Voges pushes the ball towards cover

End of over 34 (2 runs) Australia 132/3 (RR: 3.88)
AC Voges    2* (7b)      RA Jadeja    6-1-24-1
MEK Hussey    29* (39b)      SK Raina    1-0-2-1

34.1

Raina to Hussey, 1 run, full delivery just outside off, nudged towards backward point off the back foot

34.2

Raina to Voges, no run, turns into the pads, clipped towards square leg

34.3

Raina to Voges, no run, straighter one this time, defended to the leg side

34.4

Raina to Voges, 1 run, a bit of width outside off, chopped towards point

34.5

Raina to Hussey, 1 run, Hussey stays on the backfoot and plays the ball late, it was angling into his pads, whipped towards wide mid-on

34.6

Raina to Voges, no run, watchfully defends a length ball pitching just outside off to end the over

End of over 35 (3 runs) Australia 135/3 (RR: 3.85)
AC Voges    3* (11b)      SK Raina    2-0-5-1
MEK Hussey    31* (41b)      RA Jadeja    6-1-24-1

35.1

Jadeja to Hussey, 2 runs, 'Two, two, two' Hussey shouts after he whips the ball off the backfoot towards long-on, well-timed shot that, Harbhajan had to dive at the boundary to cut it off

35.2

Jadeja to Hussey, 2 runs, dinks it past the keeper towards third man, very fine so Tendulkar had to make plenty of ground to field that one

35.3

Jadeja to Hussey, no run, gets behind the line of the ball and blocks it back towards the bowler

35.4

Jadeja to Hussey, 1 run, full ball on the pads, tucked behind square leg for yet another single

35.5

Jadeja to Voges, FOUR, and a long boundary-less streak comes to an end as Voges checks his paddle-sweep to get the ball very fine down the leg side

35.6

Jadeja to Voges, no run, full and outside off, blocked towards point

End of over 36 (9 runs) Australia 144/3 (RR: 4.00)
AC Voges    7* (13b 1x4)      RA Jadeja    7-1-33-1
MEK Hussey    36* (45b)      SK Raina    2-0-5-1

36.1

Raina to Hussey, no run, on the pads, was going down leg so there's only a stifled appeal for lbw

36.2

Raina to Hussey, FOUR, rocks onto the backfoot and carves the ball past cover, Sehwag misfields to give away four

36.3

Raina to Hussey, 1 run, eased to long-on for an easy single

36.4

Raina to Voges, no run, defended towards midwicket

36.5

Raina to Voges, 1 run, the 150 comes up with a single to long-on, Voges danced down th track to drill that one down the ground

36.6

Raina to Hussey, 1 run, Hussey gets on the backfoot and turns the ball towards midwicket as he has so many times this innings to get a single

And that's drinks. Australia are just stitching together a good passage of play here.

End of over 37 (7 runs) Australia 151/3 (RR: 4.08)
MEK Hussey    42* (49b 1x4)      SK Raina    3-0-12-1
AC Voges    8* (15b 1x4)      RA Jadeja    7-1-33-1

With spinners getting plenty of assistance, Yuvraj Singh comes back for his eighth over

37.1

Yuvraj Singh to Hussey, 1 run, and again, Hussey gets on the back foot and nudges the ball towards midwicket for a single

37.2

Yuvraj Singh to Voges, 2 runs, Voges get two by hacking the ball wide of Praveen Kumar at deep midwicket

37.3

Yuvraj Singh to Voges, no run, gets the outside edge, the ball drops short of first slip though

37.4

Yuvraj Singh to Voges, 1 run, punched towards mid-on for a single

37.5

Yuvraj Singh to Hussey, FOUR, superb shot from Hussey, sees the gap at point, and brings out the reverse-sweep to exploit that, kept the ball all along the ground that time

37.6

Yuvraj Singh to Hussey, no run, stands tall and jabs the ball towards mid-on

End of over 38 (8 runs) Australia 159/3 (RR: 4.18)
MEK Hussey    47* (52b 2x4)      Yuvraj Singh    8-0-30-1
AC Voges    11* (18b 1x4)      SK Raina    3-0-12-1

Ishant is brought back

38.1

Sharma to Voges, no run, flicked off the backfoot towards square leg

38.2

Sharma to Voges, 1 run, length ball on middle and leg, eased down to long-on for a single

38.3

Sharma to Hussey, no run, length ball on middle and off, pushed back towards the bowler, who mimes throwing down the stumps after collecting the ball

38.4

Sharma to Hussey, 1 run, Hussey advances down the pitch, clips the ball behind square leg for a single

38.5

Sharma to Voges, 1 run, full, on middle and off, defended towards mid-on this time

38.6

Sharma to Hussey, no run, slower ball, 114kmh, Hussey had to adjust his attempted flick, gets a thick inside edge onto his thigh

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End of over 39 (3 runs) Australia 162/3 (RR: 4.15)
MEK Hussey    48* (55b 2x4)      I Sharma    4-0-20-0
AC Voges    13* (21b 1x4)      Yuvraj Singh    8-0-30-1

39.1

Harbhajan Singh to Voges, no run, Harbhajan's first ball is pushed back to the bowler

39.2

Harbhajan Singh to Voges, 1 wide, fires it down the leg side, way beyond leg

39.2

Harbhajan Singh to Voges, 1 run, the ball continues to keep low, Voges happy to play off the backfoot, turns the ball towards square leg

39.3

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, Hussey also rocks back and drives the ball towards cover

39.4

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run

39.5

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, 1 run, a bit of width this time, Hussey slashes it past point

39.6

Harbhajan Singh to Voges, 1 run, sharp turn for Harbhajan, Voges gets on the front foot and clips the ball towards short fine leg

End of over 40 (4 runs) Australia 166/3 (RR: 4.15)
AC Voges    15* (24b 1x4)      Harbhajan Singh    8-0-30-0
MEK Hussey    49* (58b 2x4)      I Sharma    4-0-20-0

40.1

Sharma to Voges, 1 run, good running that, Voges gets a big stride in and dabs the ball towards point, immediately sets off for the single

40.2

Sharma to Hussey, 1 run, Hussey gets to his half-century by making room and guiding the ball past the keeper towards third man, sensible batting so far from Hussey

40.3

Sharma to Voges, no run, beaten outside off, Voges jumps out of the crease and looks to dab that to third man

40.4

Sharma to Voges, 1 run, back of a length ball, just outside off, punched towards cover, Voges walked into that shot

40.5

Sharma to Hussey, 1 run, Hussey uses his feet, Ishant drops it short, Hussey is cramped for room, whips the ball towards wide mid-on

40.6

Sharma to Voges, no run, slower offcutter from Ishant to end the over, 113.5kmh, nudged towards midwicket

End of over 41 (4 runs) Australia 170/3 (RR: 4.14)
AC Voges    17* (28b 1x4)      I Sharma    5-0-24-0
MEK Hussey    51* (60b 2x4)      Harbhajan Singh    8-0-30-0

41.1

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, Hussey backs away and plays the ball inside out towards extra cover

41.2

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, 1 run, sweeps a full ball from outside off towards deep backward square leg

41.3

Harbhajan Singh to Voges, 1 wide, another ball way down the leg side from Harbhajan

41.3

Harbhajan Singh to Voges, no run, a loud call of 'No' from Voges after a solid forward defensive

41.4

Harbhajan Singh to Voges, no run, looks the give the charge, it was a shortish ball, blocks it after coming down the pitch

41.5

Harbhajan Singh to Voges, OUT, Harbhajan Singh gets a wicket, Voges sashays down the track and slams the ball with the spin towards deep midwicket, Praveen hangs on to a good catch

AC Voges c Kumar b Harbhajan Singh 17 (36m 31b 1x4 0x6) SR: 54.83

41.6

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, 1 run, an unflustered Hussey continues to pick off the singles, this time by tapping a full ball towards long-on

End of over 42 (3 runs) Australia 173/4 (RR: 4.11)
MEK Hussey    53* (63b 2x4)      Harbhajan Singh    9-0-33-1
MC Henriques    0* (0b)      I Sharma    5-0-24-0

Nehra has the ball

42.1

Nehra to Hussey, 1 run, another single to Hussey, this time he steers the ball to short third man

42.2

Nehra to Henriques, 1 run, gets off the mark by tipping the ball to the off side and immediately responding to Hussey's call for a single

42.3

Nehra to Hussey, 1 run, Hussey is again content to dab an outside-off ball towards third man for a single

42.4

Nehra to Henriques, 1 run, Henriques takes a leaf out of the Hussey book, he also guides the ball to third man for an easy single

42.5

Nehra to Hussey, 1 run, a yorker just outside off, swinging in, Hussey squeezes it behind point

42.6

Nehra to Henriques, 1 run, stands tall and punches a short of length ball from offstump towards mid-off, 'No' is the batsman's call but a misfield allows them the single

End of over 43 (6 runs) Australia 179/4 (RR: 4.16)
MC Henriques    3* (3b)      A Nehra    6-0-30-0
MEK Hussey    56* (66b 2x4)      Harbhajan Singh    9-0-33-1

43.1

Harbhajan Singh to Henriques, 1 run, Henriques lunges forward to defend, the turn causes an inside edge which sends the ball towards square leg

43.2

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, 2 runs, on the pads, Hussey plays it with soft hands towards square leg, superb running from Hussey, sprinting the first to put pressure on the fielder, Harbhajan screams at the fielder

43.3

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, 1 run, pitched outside off, and turned sharply away, Hussey crashes that towaqrds backward point, Sehwag dives to his left to field that one

43.4

Harbhajan Singh to Henriques, no run, Henriques wanted the single after dropping the ball at his feet, Dhoni was quickly onto the ball

43.5

Harbhajan Singh to Henriques, no run, another dot ball, a middle stump delivery is defended to the leg side

43.6

Harbhajan Singh to Henriques, 4 byes, Henriques didn't know much about that one, it spun away sharply beating his attempted defense, runs away down the leg side, beats the keeper as well

End of over 44 (8 runs) Australia 187/4 (RR: 4.25)
MC Henriques    4* (7b)      Harbhajan Singh    10-0-37-1
MEK Hussey    59* (68b 2x4)      A Nehra    6-0-30-0

44.1

Jadeja to Hussey, 1 run, tosses the ball up, dropped towards backward point for a single

44.2

Jadeja to Henriques, 1 run, slightly overpitched on middle stump, worked towards square leg for another single

44.3

Jadeja to Hussey, 1 run, full and outside off, slogged towards deep midwicket for yet another single

44.4

Jadeja to Henriques, 1 run, length ball heading for off, the batsman backs away and carves it towards cover

44.5

Jadeja to Hussey, 1 run, fifth consecutive single in the over, paddle-swept this time

44.6

Jadeja to Henriques, 1 run, completes an over of single by slashing the ball towards cover

Time for the Powerplay

End of over 45 (6 runs) Australia 193/4 (RR: 4.28)
MC Henriques    7* (10b)      RA Jadeja    8-1-39-1
MEK Hussey    62* (71b 2x4)      Harbhajan Singh    10-0-37-1

45.1

Nehra to Henriques, 2 runs, 'Two, two, two' Hussey cries after Henriques punches the ball wide of long-on, Hussey was so quick that the throw had to go all the way to the keeper's end

45.2

Nehra to Henriques, 1 run, Henriques has to put the skates on again, a full ball on the pads and he pushes it towards mid-on, the throw misses though

45.3

Nehra to Hussey, 1 run, length ball on middle and off, Hussey shuffles across and whips it to deep midwicket

45.4

Nehra to Henriques, no run, good over so far from Nehra, pitches this one short of a length, blocked back to the bowler, Hussey was backing up a long way, had to dive back into his crease

45.5

Nehra to Henriques, 1 leg bye, another shortish ball, follows the batsman as Henriques skips away from legstump, no room for the batsman who somehow gets the ball away towards square leg

45.6

Nehra to Hussey, no run, Hussey goes for a cute paddle-sweep to a full ball outside off, it sneaks under his bat, Dhoni has a tough take as the ball bounces just before it reaches him

Still no update about Gambhir, we'll let you know as soon as we know something

End of over 46 (5 runs) Australia 198/4 (RR: 4.30)
MEK Hussey    63* (73b 2x4)      A Nehra    7-0-34-0
MC Henriques    10* (14b)      RA Jadeja    8-1-39-1

46.1

Jadeja to Henriques, no run, Henriques backs away a long way, had plenty of room as he looked to smash that over extra cover, gets a bottom-edge back towards the bowler

46.2

Jadeja to Henriques, 2 runs, skips away again, carves this one to sweeper cover, good throw from Praveen, right on top of the stumps but Henriques was quick enough to make his ground in time

46.3

Jadeja to Henriques, OUT, fires this one towards legstump, Henriques moves away from leg yet again, gets a bottom edge as he looks to slam that through the off, the ball bounces once before hitting legstump

MC Henriques b Jadeja 12 (20m 17b 0x4 0x6) SR: 70.58

Big-hitting Mitchel Johnson surveys the field

46.4

Jadeja to Johnson, no run, fullish ball, jammed back towards the bowler

Raman from the UK: "It seems this pitch is heaven for spinners, then Why Dhoni is not giving ball to Sehwag (home pitch) who can turn ball sharply? Or Is Sehwag not interested to bowl?" Probably because of Sehwag's recent shoulder injury

46.5

Jadeja to Johnson, no run, looks to cut a ball that is just outside off, but he doesn't make contact

46.6

Jadeja to Johnson, no run, and again he doesn't get bat on ball, it goes through to Dhoni outside off, a great over from Jadeja that

End of over 47 (2 runs) Australia 200/5 (RR: 4.25)
MG Johnson    0* (3b)      RA Jadeja    9-1-41-2
MEK Hussey    63* (73b 2x4)      A Nehra    7-0-34-0

47.1

Nehra to Hussey, FOUR, Hussey's favourite slog-pull gets Australia a much-needed boundary, picks it off a length and slams it wide off deep midwicket

47.2

Nehra to Hussey, 2 runs, same shot from Hussey, no as much power behind it this time, Kohli scurries across from deep midwicket to field

Third man is brought in, all three fielders allowed outside the circle are on the leg side

47.3

Nehra to Hussey, 1 run, on middle and leg, nudges it towards square leg for a single

47.4

Nehra to Johnson, no run, just short of length, on off, punched back to the bowler

47.5

Nehra to Johnson, no run, looks to swing the ball to the leg side, it was a touch slower from Nehra, Johnson was through with his shot too early, no contact

47.6

Nehra to Johnson, no run, fuller ball outside off, Johnson again looks to club it towards midwicket, misses

End of over 48 (7 runs) Australia 207/5 (RR: 4.31)
MG Johnson    0* (6b)      A Nehra    8-0-41-0
MEK Hussey    70* (76b 3x4)      RA Jadeja    9-1-41-2

Suresh Raina to bowl the penultimate over

48.1

Raina to Hussey, 1 run, length ball on middle and leg, clipped towards midwicket to bring Johnson on strike

48.2

Raina to Johnson, SIX, this time Johnson connects, and when he does connect well it's usually a six, it sails over long-on after coming down the track and slamming it against the spin

48.3

Raina to Johnson, 1 run, looks for an encore, mishit towards mid-on

48.4

Raina to Hussey, 1 run, very short from Raina, Hussey was way down the track, punches the ball towards long-on

48.5

Raina to Johnson, 1 run, a powerful reverse-sweep from Johnson, Yuvraj dives full length to his right at point to cut it off

48.6

Raina to Hussey, 1 run, looked to clobber it to long-on again, gets an outside edge which sends the ball trickling towards short third man

End of over 49 (11 runs) Australia 218/5 (RR: 4.44)
MEK Hussey    73* (79b 3x4)      SK Raina    4-0-23-1
MG Johnson    8* (9b 1x6)      A Nehra    8-0-41-0

Ashish Nehra to bowl the final over

49.1

Nehra to Hussey, SIX, a massive six, short ball, danced down the track, pulled wide of long-on

49.2

Nehra to Hussey, 1 wide, way down the leg side, he'll have to re-bowl that one

49.2

Nehra to Hussey, 1 run, much fuller this time, Hussey looks for the big swing, gets an inside-edge onto his pads, he's not sure where it's gone, it's at his feet, they take a single anyway

49.3

Nehra to Johnson, no run, swing and a miss from Johnson, slightly short from Nehra, the midwicket boundary was in Johnson's radar

49.4

Nehra to Johnson, 1 run, skips away from leg and bludgeons the ball along the ground to long-on for a single

49.5

Nehra to Hussey, 1 run, full and well outside off, Hussey digs it out towards cover

49.6

Nehra to Johnson, 1 leg bye, goes for the paddle-sweep, is hit on the pads outside off, the ball dribbles towards leg gully

This is a decent score by Australia, 230 could prove a tricky target on this pitch. Michael Hussey was the star for the visitors, playing a knock straight out of the Michael Bevan handbook - nudging the ball around, running hard and only a few boundaries. Ponting made yet another half-century but got out just after he and Hussey had set up a solid platform.

Praveen Kumar got plenty of swing at the start of the innings, the part-time spinners exploited the conditions well and Jadeja had another good outing with the ball.

Matt from Australia asks: "Why is Jon Holland not playing for Australia? This is obviously a spinner's paradise and its not like our frontline bowlers are playing. When will he get a game?"

End of over 50 (11 runs) Australia 229/5
MG Johnson    9* (12b 1x6)      A Nehra    9-0-51-0
MEK Hussey    81* (82b 3x4 1x6)      SK Raina    4-0-23-1
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