Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

CL White
62(71) 3x4 - 1x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 11 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 2 1 8 1 1 9
SR Tendulkar
40(68) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • forward defence
  • 4 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 0 4 1 4 0 1 4

Best performances - Bowlers

SR Watson
O7.4
M1
R29
W3
Eco3.78
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
A Nehra
O8.0
M0
R37
W3
Eco4.62
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

The series is now level at 2-2. Sehwag seemed that he would make short work of the target but Australia did splendidly to recover from his assault. The Tendulkar wicket was where this game began to turn decisively and the lack of partnerships hurt India. Tendulkar's 40 was their highest score.

I wonder why Siddle bowled only five overs, quite inexplicable, unless he had a niggle of course. The rest of the bowlers, barring Johnson, had a good day. Bollinger and Hauritz were terrific and Watson redeemed himself at the death after his loose spell in Vadodara.

"We failed as a batting unit, but we bowled really well," says MS Dhoni. "It was a fantastic one-day wicket. The ball was coming on ... This was one of the best fielding efforts in the last one and a half years."

"It looked like we were going to get 300 but we didn't capitalise. India bowled well. We fielded and bowled outstandingly," says Ponting.

Shane Watson is the Man of the Match for his three wickets and 49 runs. Way to go Watto! That's it from us at Cricinfo today. Thank you for your emails. The next game is on November 5. Cheers.

46.4
W
Watson to Nehra, OUT, that's the end of the game! Nehra tries to clear the boundary but skies the ball high in the air towards long-on where Hauritz pedals backwards and holds a well-judged catch
46.3
1
Watson to Sharma, 1 run, played off the back foot through point for one
46.2
0
Watson to Sharma, no run, defended on the front foot towards midwicket, close call at the bowler's end had Ponting hit
46.1
0
Watson to Sharma, no run, Watson was so close to hitting the stumps! Ishant backed away and swung hard but missed

END OF OVER:
46 | 7 Runs | INDIA: 225/9

  • A Nehra7 (7b)
  • I Sharma2 (5b)
  • MG Johnson9-0-74-0
  • SR Watson7-1-28-2
45.6
0
Johnson to Nehra, no run, defended on the front foot, I'm not too sure we'll see Johnson again tonight, wonder why Ponting isn't bowling Siddle ...
45.5
0
Johnson to Nehra, no run, slower ball, a full one this time, and Nehra gets beaten

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

CL White
62(71) 3x4 - 1x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 11 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 2 1 8 1 1 9
SR Tendulkar
40(68) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • forward defence
  • 4 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 0 4 1 4 0 1 4

Best performances - Bowlers

SR Watson
O7.4
M1
R29
W3
Eco3.78
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
A Nehra
O8.0
M0
R37
W3
Eco4.62
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF