Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    6.5 soft dismissal in the end, Bollinger wouldn't have expected a wicket with this half volley outside off, Sehwag turned the face of the bat at the point of contact and hence ended up splicing it to Watson who pedaled backwards a few paces at mid-off. Nine times out of 10 Sehwag would have cleared that fielder, not this time 40/1
    18.5 we won't see 17,000 runs today, tosses it up on middle and gets it to turn in, Tendulkar tries to work it with the turn but the ball clips the pads, it wasn't really adjacent to the stumps but umpire de Silva was convinced. Not a very straightforward lbw and I want to see what Hawkeye has to show on that 94/3
    14.3 poor shot, Bollinger angles it outside off and cramps Kohli for a bit if room as he shapes to cut it square on the off side, he ends up getting a tame edge to the keeper 78/2
    23.2 yet another direct hit, he taps it down to short cover and challenges the fielder, Ponting gathers and fires a sideways throw at the stumps, Yuvraj is short of his ground and everyone knows it, the third umpire takes a look 113/4
    31.2 Gone! It was the strangler down the leg side. It bounced outside leg and Dhoni tried to glance it but got a thin feather through to the keeper. And he walked. How vital is this? 145/5
    34.2 bowled him!! Hauritz draws Raina forward with his length, pitches on middle and turns past Raina's timid prod to hit off stump, massive blow and Australia are on their way here 156/6
    38.4 a massive mix-up and Jadeja's gone! Jadeja pushes the ball quite firmly towards cover and calls Harbhajan for a non-existent single, especially since it's Ponting swooping on the ball. Jadeja keeps going and it's too late by the time he realises Harbhajan isn't coming, Ponting throws the ball to Manou who breaks the stumps with Jadeja yards short 177/7
    42.1 caught and bowled! Watson delivers a full ball, Harbhajan tries to hit it straight but is through the shot too early, he hits it to Watson's right and the bowler takes a smart reflex catch, that's the end of Harbhajan feisty challenge 204/8
    44.4 edged and taken! Praveen is caught on the crease by a short of a length delivery, he gets a thick edge and Manou snaps it up, Praveen angled his bat and it nearly went off the face 217/9
    46.4 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 226/10
    not out
    27 (b 1, lb 5, nb 1, w 20)
    226 all out (46.4 Overs, RR: 4.84)
    Fall of wickets: 1-40 (V Sehwag, 6.5 ov), 2-78 (V Kohli, 14.3 ov), 3-94 (SR Tendulkar, 18.5 ov), 4-113 (Yuvraj Singh, 23.2 ov), 5-145 (MS Dhoni, 31.2 ov), 6-156 (SK Raina, 34.2 ov), 7-177 (RA Jadeja, 38.4 ov), 8-204 (Harbhajan Singh, 42.1 ov), 9-217 (P Kumar, 44.4 ov), 10-226 (A Nehra, 46.4 ov)
    MG Johnson9.007408.222712160
    PM Siddle5.021503.00253000
    DE Bollinger9.023834.22395011
    MC Henriques7.003304.71202010
    NM Hauritz9.013123.44341040
    SR Watson7.412933.78283000

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