Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RT Ponting
74(85) 8x4 - 2x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 0 4 4 0 3
G Gambhir
68(85) 6x4 - 1x6
Control %61%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
1 6 0 4 3 0 1 3

Best performances - Bowlers

MG Johnson
O10.0
M0
R59
W2
Eco5.90
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
I Sharma
O10.0
M0
R50
W3
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
50 | 4 Runs 1 Wkt | INDIA: 288/8

  • A Nehra2 (2b)
  • P Kumar40 (32b)
  • PM Siddle9-0-55-1
  • SR Watson10-0-70-2

Both teams shake hands and they wait for the post-match ceremony. Hang on for a short while, we would bring you the breathless quotes from that. Hopefully, we would know why Brett Lee wasn't used in the end. Was he injured? He was there on the field, though. Let's see if they ask Ricky the question.

Dhoni: "What we wanted to do was to take the game till the end. Five overs of powerplay was left and we should have achieved it but ... Thanks to Harbhajan and Praveen who made it such an interesting game. I would have been with a 270 score [When Australia batted]. We need to improve the death bowling and batsmen to carry on to make big scores."

Ponting: "It was a pretty good performance other than six or seven overs in the end. The wicket held up nicely and the outfield was fast. We were just good enough to hold out in the end. The top order did a good job today; unfortunately we couldn't get on to score a hundred. TOld Siddle to be just calm and have one thought .. just keep it simple. Harbhajan played well in the end."

Hussey is the Man of the Match: "It was good fun. I really enjoyed the partnership with White in particular and the assault in the end came good. We had good partnerships higher up the order ... Paine and Ponting. It was important to have wickets for the end. There was no target set; we tried to get to 300. The outfield is small is some places and very very fast; it's a difficult ground to defend. The series should be very entertaining to the crowds."

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49.6
1
Siddle to Nehra, 1 run, And Australia win the thriller. Full delivery, driven down to Lee, who has only bowled six overs, at long-on. Phew. What a game. Immense fun.

Six from the last ball. It's not Javed Miandad on strike

49.5
1
Siddle to Kumar, 1 run, just a single. Another really full delivery, dug out towards midwicket. The batsmen get across for a chat. Gary kirsten stares ahead from his position.
49.4
0
Siddle to Kumar, no run, really full delivery on the middle, dug out back down the track, Siddle jumps to stop it . the ball bounds behind him... The batsmen think about a single but decide against it as Siddle rushes back
49.3
1
Siddle to Nehra, 1 run, goes for the yorker, just about squeezed out to the on side and PK rushes across. It's up to him now. Siddle V PK.
49.2
W
Siddle to Harbhajan Singh, OUT, Clatter! The off stump has been pegged back. Siddle roars and the crowd applaud the departing Harbhajan. He opened up his stance and tried to swing the length delivery across the line but missed. Timber! Enter Ashish Nehra. what a fine knock this has been from Harbhajan.
49.1
1lb
Siddle to Kumar, 1 leg bye, goes for the yorker, lands up short of the block hole and its on the legs as well but PK can' connect; the ball rolls of the pad to short fine-leg

9 from 6. Siddle to bowl

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RT Ponting
74(85) 8x4 - 2x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 0 4 4 0 3
G Gambhir
68(85) 6x4 - 1x6
Control %61%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
1 6 0 4 3 0 1 3

Best performances - Bowlers

MG Johnson
O10.0
M0
R59
W2
Eco5.90
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
I Sharma
O10.0
M0
R50
W3
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF