Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SE Marsh
112(112) 8x4 - 2x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 12 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 3 4 6 6 7 0
SR Tendulkar
175(141) 19x4 - 4x6
Control %68%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 9 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 8 0 6 2 2 1 1

Best performances - Bowlers

SR Watson
O8.4
M0
R47
W3
Eco5.42
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
P Kumar
O9.0
M0
R68
W2
Eco7.55
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Congrats Australia, a team battered with injuries has hung on for a memorable win.. Sixty one years ago, at the end of a tour of England by Don Bradman's famous pack, John Arlott put it thus: "Australianism," wrote Arlott, "means single-minded determination to win - to win within the laws but, if necessary, to the last limit within them. It means where the 'impossible' is within the realm of what the human body can do, there are Australians who believe that they can do it - and who have succeeded often enough to make us wonder if anything is impossible to them. It means they have never lost a match - particularly a Test match - until the last run is scored or their last wicket down."

Spare a thought for Sachin Tendulkar. He seemed to have done everything possible but didn't last the final lap. That will really hurt him no doubt but that's that. Australia go ahead in the series.

Milan Beeka: "ODI no. 2923 will always be remembered for Sachin- 17 000 runs and a knock for the ages, Marsh's maiden century and the Australian spirit for winning against all odds! What a true spectacle.:

Hang on for the quotes from the post-match ceremony

Dhoni: "They got off to a good start and we never got into a postion to contain them. It was up to us to chase it. We got a good start and we came in the end due to Tendulkar and Raina. We lost it in our mental calculation, not because of our talent. It was one of the good ODI tracks we have seen in India, you have to be smart. Hopefully we will be up for the next two games."

Ponting " It was one of the amazing games and certainly one of the best innings ever from Sachin. You just have to keep hanging in there, you just have tell your bowlers to keep bowling to the plan. just one bad shot and we could come in but Sachin didn't play many bad shots today! Its really unbelievable how we have played, considering al the injuries. Marsh played realy well.:"

Man of the Match is Sachin Tendulkar: "I thought we started off really well then lost wickets. Suresh and I had a good partnership but in the end, it was disappointing. yeah It was one of my best knocks, the pressure to keep scoring runs was there and we took it very close. I thought Suresh has a terrific talent; he can play the big shots, so if we can get the partnership going, and with powerplay left, the game can go anyway. I care about playing for India, it's a passion and I have been absoloutely honoured to play for India so long."

That's it from us. See you next game.

49.4
W
Watson to Kumar, 1 run, OUT, Hauritz you beauty! Hauritz with the deadly throw and PK is run out. It was referred to third umpire,. It was driven hard to left of long-off and they go for the second run. Hauritz fires it to the striker's end where PK is scampering hard. He reaches out with his bat and tries to slide it in. Perhaps, he should have tried to dive in. The ball rushes past him, reaches Manou who breaks the stumps with the bat just outside the line! Australianism prevails. They refused to fade away, refused to give an inch and India, despite a great knock from Sachin, fall short. Just like that last dismissal. What a game. Immense fun.
49.3
0
Watson to Patel, 1 bye, oh what nervous drama here. Tension killing everyone. IT was the length delivery that moved past Munaf to the keeper. But PK was charging down the track. Manou under-arms the throw but misses the stumps
49.2
1
Watson to Kumar, 1 run, goes for the big hit and drags it to right of midwicket. He was aiming for the long-on there. He is not happy with himself. Munaf back on strike
49.1
1
Watson to Patel, 1 run, really full delivery and Munaf very calmly steers it to third man. Crowd go mad.

And so after a dramatic evening, it has come down to this. The last over.

END OF OVER:
49 | 8 Runs 1 Wkt | INDIA: 343/9

  • MM Patel1 (1b)
  • P Kumar7 (7b)
  • DE Bollinger10-0-75-1
  • CJ McKay10-0-59-3
48.6
1
Bollinger to Patel, 1 run, from round the stumps, back of length, skids in just outside off, Munaf stays adjacent to the line and steers it to third man. He will be on strike. Hope floats for Australia. They will reckon one good ball or even a nervous run out
48.5
1lb
Bollinger to Kumar, 1 leg bye, backs outside leg stump, Bollinger follows him and it bounds off his pad to third man. Munaf has one ball left to face. Can Bollinger take him out? Can Munaf hang on?

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SE Marsh
112(112) 8x4 - 2x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 12 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 3 4 6 6 7 0
SR Tendulkar
175(141) 19x4 - 4x6
Control %68%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 9 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 8 0 6 2 2 1 1

Best performances - Bowlers

SR Watson
O8.4
M0
R47
W3
Eco5.42
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
P Kumar
O9.0
M0
R68
W2
Eco7.55
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF