Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

A Symonds
89(67) 5x4 - 5x6
Control %89%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 17 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
1 0 0 5 2 10 12 8
Yuvraj Singh
121(115) 12x4 - 3x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 19 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
2 0 2 7 6 1 9 10

Best performances - Bowlers

B Lee
O8.0
M1
R37
W3
Eco4.62
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
IK Pathan
O10.0
M0
R57
W2
Eco5.70
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Another clinical display by Australia as they win by 47 runs and lead the series 2-0 with four more to play. In the end India's batting card was the story of one man - Yuvraj Singh. His 121 went in vain primarily because the others didn't support him for long periods. Tendulkar and Dhoni gave India hope but perished as the asking rate increased.

The game was virtually lost when Australia had the home side on the mat at 13 for 3 and to make matters worse, runs were hard to come by. It was a collective perfomance from the bowlers, with Brad Hogg and Brett Lee taking three wickets apiece. They always have a way of clawing back after taking a bit of stick early on and that's what seperates a good team from a champion team.

All three games have followed a familiar pattern - Australia bat first and pile it on, India just can't make it. Sounds rather boring, frankly speaking. What we need is a contest and playing on batting wickets isn't helping. One would hope that the playing surfaces in the remaining games offer something for the bowlers.

That's it from us today. This is Kanishkaa Balachandran signing off. Jamie Alter says goodbye too. Join us for the 4th match in Chandigarh on October 8. Cheers.

Btw, Andrew Symonds is the Man of the Match for his 89.

47.4
W
Clark to Sreesanth, OUT, timber! Clark seals it in style with a yorker. Aimed at middle stump, Sreesanth gives room to slog, he swings and the ball hits the base of middle stump and sends it back a few yards
47.3
0
Clark to Sreesanth, no run, Clark slips in a yorker on middle and leg, Sreesanth digs it out back to him
47.2
1
Clark to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, fullish on middle stump, Harbhajan steps forward and digs it out to long-on
47.1
0
Clark to Sreesanth, 1 bye, slower ball, short of a length as well, Sreesanth charges down but doesn't even get close to the ball as he swings wildly, Gilchrist fumbles and the ball deflects off his glove to third man

Clark returns

END OF OVER:
47 | 3 Runs | INDIA: 241/9

  • Harbhajan Singh18 (21b)
  • S Sreesanth1 (9b)
  • GB Hogg9-0-46-3
  • MG Johnson10-0-51-2
46.6
0
Hogg to Harbhajan Singh, no run, tucked to the on side, harbhajan can't find the gap
46.5
1
Hogg to Sreesanth, 1 run, fuller in length, Sreesanth gets to the pitch of the ball and pushes firmly down to long-off

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

A Symonds
89(67) 5x4 - 5x6
Control %89%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 17 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
1 0 0 5 2 10 12 8
Yuvraj Singh
121(115) 12x4 - 3x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 19 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
2 0 2 7 6 1 9 10

Best performances - Bowlers

B Lee
O8.0
M1
R37
W3
Eco4.62
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
IK Pathan
O10.0
M0
R57
W2
Eco5.70
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF