Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    8.5 Bollinger, who dropped Sehwag earlier, finds self-redemption. Good stuff from Hilfy who bowled a bouncer to force Sehwag topedge the pull behind short fine-leg; Bollinger ran back to collect a very good catch 66/1
    47.1 Sachin is gone, the crowd go silent before giving him a standing ovation. Tendulkar moved across the stumps, McKay, known for his slower one, bowled one from back of the hand and it bounced. Tendulkar tries to paddle-scoop it over short fine-leg but alas for him it goes straight up and the fielder takes a dolly. But spare a thought for Sachin. What a great knock this has been. He has entertained one and all with a fabulous innings and taken India close. Will the rest do the job or will it be Chennai 1999 all over again? Can Australia go for the kill? 332/7
    13.3 Steered straight to third man. what a nice little moment for McKay. His first ODI wicket. It was the short delivery outside off, shoulder high, Gambhir upper cuts it straight to Hilfenhaus 92/2
    18.3 Ah! what a soft dismissal. It was a short-of-length delivery on the leg and middle line, Yuvraj tries to tuck it to square-leg for a single and lobs a dolly back to the delighted Watson who roars 126/3
    23.3 What a catch by Voges. Superb interception at point. It was short and wide, asking to be hit , and Dhoni carved it low to right of backward point where Voges makes a stunning diving catch. Tendulkar stands alone. 162/4
    42.3 And then they were five. It was the short delivery, Raina top-edges the pull and Manou runs back to take a very good tumbling catch. Fine supporting act comes to an end. 299/5
    42.6 Double strike by Watson and Australia roar back in style. The famed Australianism; they refuse to fade away. It was the length delivery straightening outside off, Harbhajan tries to wrist to the point/ thirdman region but gets a feather nick. Tendulkar is still there and India's hopes rest on his big broad bat. 300/6
    47.4 It looks like Chennai 1999 here folks. Exit SRT and the collapse begins. Jadeja is run out He was run out last game under similar pressure condition and he has succumbed again. It was pushed straight to cover and Jadjea sets for a non-existent single. PK does the obvious thing: sends him back but too late. The throw comes in to the bowler who takes out the stumps. Australian fielders erupt in joy 333/8
    49.4 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. 347/10
    48.1 And then they were two. Australia rock on. What a wonderful fighting performance from Oz. IT was the full delivery and Nehra chips it straight to long-on! The crowd fall silent as Nehra trudges off. In the middle, a cloud of yellow are in charge and celebrating in the huddle. 335/9
    not out
    17 (b 1, lb 5, nb 3, w 8)
    347 all out (49.4 Overs, RR: 6.98)
    Fall of wickets: 1-66 (V Sehwag, 8.5 ov), 2-92 (G Gambhir, 13.3 ov), 3-126 (Yuvraj Singh, 18.3 ov), 4-162 (MS Dhoni, 23.3 ov), 5-299 (SK Raina, 42.3 ov), 6-300 (Harbhajan Singh, 42.6 ov), 7-332 (SR Tendulkar, 47.1 ov), 8-333 (RA Jadeja, 47.4 ov), 9-335 (A Nehra, 48.1 ov), 10-347 (P Kumar, 49.4 ov)
    BW Hilfenhaus10.007217.202710031
    DE Bollinger10.007517.50236232
    CJ McKay10.005935.90306120
    SR Watson8.404735.42253200
    NM Hauritz5.004308.6092300
    AC Voges3.001906.3371100
    MEK Hussey3.002608.6664000

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