Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

V Sehwag
54(56) 8x4 - 1x6
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
RT Ponting
57(85) 4x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Best performances - Bowlers

PP Chawla
O9.0
M0
R31
W4
Eco3.44
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
B Lee
O10.0
M1
R35
W3
Eco3.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Lee was impressive with the ball as Australia restricted India to 214. Australia reached 118 for 1 at one stage but collapsed in a stunning fashion. Very iffy batting technique against the turning ball and some questionable shot selections derailed their chase. Piyush Chawla has bowled like a dream and found support in Harbhajan and Ashwin to take down Australia in this warm-up game.

Piyush Chawla: "It's a great feeling. When I started to bowl in the first Powerplay, the ball was turning and I knew if I bowled well, there was something for the spinners here. The way Watson was batting .. it was a good catch for me and the team. The wicket of Ferguson was most satisfying. I had gully and slips and I was mixing things up. My place in the eleven will depend on things. We have quite a few good spinners. If the pitch is slow and helps spinners, I will have a good chance to make it."

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Ponting: "It was hard to bat on right through the day. It spun a lot in the second innings. Hopefully as the tournament goes on, we will get better wickets than this one. This one looked a bit under prepared. We know that as the tournament goes on, we could get wickets like thisl we will have to find a way to do well. It was nice to spend time in the middle. I had a 3-4 training sessions before this game and it was nice to spend time there."

Dhoni: "It will be difficult to chase anything over 230 odd on such kinds of tracks. I would be pleased if the wicket turns slightly less in future matches. Piyush has a good googly and nowadays we see that the umpires give more lbws. He turns the odd one and has a very good wrong'un. When we have players who have a few niggles, we have to be careful. It's not about winning these warm-up games.. the real task starts when we get into the tournament. stumpings is quite a rarity in odi format, may be the wickets are too placid or the spinners not good enough. in my reading that the wickets are too placid and its an indication that the spinners have bowled well. Sachin will definitely play next game. The chennai crowd love him. As for Zaheer, he has a minor groin strain; so we will have to wait and watch."

That's all from us. Good bye and good luck.

37.5
W
Ashwin to Lee, OUT, All over. Lee went down the track for the big hit and inside edged it to his stumps. India win by 38 runs.
37.4
0
Ashwin to Lee, no run, another one that breaks away from Lee who jabs it to the off
37.3
0
Ashwin to Lee, no run, goes well back to defend
37.2
0
Ashwin to Lee, no run, the carrom ball ,, lands around off and goes away from the bat to hit the pad just outside off
37.1
0
Ashwin to Lee, no run, spins in from outside off, goes for the cut

END OF OVER:
37 | 1 Run 2 Wkts | AUS: 176/9

  • B Lee1 (2b)
  • JW Hastings1 (3b)
  • Harbhajan Singh5-0-15-3
  • R Ashwin9-0-47-0
36.6
1
Harbhajan Singh to Lee, 1 run, goes down the track and on drives to long-on

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

V Sehwag
54(56) 8x4 - 1x6
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
RT Ponting
57(85) 4x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Best performances - Bowlers

PP Chawla
O9.0
M0
R31
W4
Eco3.44
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
B Lee
O10.0
M1
R35
W3
Eco3.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF