Player of the Match
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114dThe Bulletin by Brydon Coverdale at the MCG

India crash to nine-wicket defeat

It was hardly the stuff of world champions. Four months after India were crowned the world's best Twenty20 side, they crashed to a humiliating nine-wicket defeat against Australia at the MCG

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MJ Clarke
37(36) 1x4 - 1x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 11 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 1 4 5 4 1 8 14
IK Pathan
26(30) 0x4 - 0x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 11 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 1 3 6 4 1 4 7

Best performances - Bowlers

NW Bracken
O2.3
M1
R11
W3
Eco4.40
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
AC Voges
O2
M0
R5
W2
Eco2.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

India , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Australia won the one-off match

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

19.35 start, First Session 19.35-20.55 Interval 20.55-21.15, Second Session 21.15-22.35

Match days

1 February 2008 - night match (20-over match)

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Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Well, that was emphatic, Australia strolling to a nine-wicket win, the first time they've beaten India in a Twenty20. It was Australia all the way from the off, with some superb fielding which set their tone. Michael Clarke's captaincy record is two in two. What a crowd tonight, and they're celebrating the win and Adam Gilchrist's last Twenty20 too.

While we're waiting for the Man of the Match, you can always log in to fantasy cricket of course.

Here's the losing captain Dhoni. "We lost a few early wickets. I think some of the guys failed to realise they have a role. If we learn from our mistakes we will come back strongly." And as for Tendulkar: "I asked him whether he wanted to practice for the IPL match and he said no, he wanted to have a break and I said: 'Yah, that's good for you'."

And Clarke comes to the podium. "What a fantastic performance, the crowd were fantastic. Before we walked out on the field tonight the boys were so excited. Dave Hussey in his first international game did a great job. We did our research, we had a look at all the players, the bowlers knew their plans." Clarke is also the Man of the Match, and a deserved one given his fielding, captaincy and then batting.

Thanks a lot for joining us today, sorry about the technical glitches, and we look forward to you coming back soon.

11.3
1w
Sharma to Clarke, 1 wide, and a wide finishes the job
11.2
0
Sharma to Clarke, no run, another dot ball, straight, defended back down
11.1
0
Sharma to Clarke, no run, short ball, bouncer angling in at the right hander, who defends back down, looks for the run, and calls 'No!'

Ishant now

END OF OVER:
11 | 4 Runs | AUS: 74/1 (1 run required from 54 balls, RR: 6.72, RRR: 0.11)

  • MJ Clarke37 (34b)
  • BJ Hodge10 (10b)
  • Harbhajan Singh2-0-7-0
  • IK Pathan3-0-18-0
10.6
1
Harbhajan Singh to Clarke, 1 run, finds the gap between square and midwicket this time with a push off the front foot to take the strike again
10.5
0
Harbhajan Singh to Clarke, no run, on leg, driven out to midwicket, still no run there
10.4
0
Harbhajan Singh to Clarke, no run, wide down leg, Clarke helps it on its way... all the way to the fielder at square