Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

A Symonds
107(88) 9x4 - 4x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 13 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
8 0 0 10 4 1 1 1
SC Ganguly
86(111) 7x4 - 2x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 1 2 1 0 0 4 2

Best performances - Bowlers

GB Hogg
O10.0
M0
R49
W4
Eco4.90
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Z Khan
O10.0
M0
R62
W2
Eco6.20
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
50 | 9 Runs | INDIA: 299/7

  • Harbhajan Singh6 (5b)
  • Z Khan3 (3b)
  • NW Bracken8-0-54-0
  • MG Johnson9-1-39-2

The Australians celebrate in a huddle on the field while Zaheer and Harbhajan wait to shake hands. Symonds is the center of most celebrations and justifiably so for he's had an outstanding match. He scored 107 off 88 balls to lead Australia to 317 for 8 and then bowled 10 overs for 39 runs while Tendulkar and Ganguly were in the middle of a solid partnership.

Australia have an unattainable 4-1 lead with a dead rubber to play in Mumbai. India were in with a strong chance after a superb start to the run-chase. It was the period between overs 35 and 42 where they scored only 22 runs in seven overs that the chase lost direction and momentum and that's all that Australia needed to close out the game.

Andrew Symonds is the Man of the Match, they haven't announced it yet but I'm taking the liberty of jumping the gun. Ricky Ponting is incredibly pleased with the victory because India isn't an "easy place to play cricket". He says that Andrew Symonds is playing "unbelievable cricket" at the moment and credits Brad Hogg for his spell of 4 for 49 too.

That's all we've got for you today, thank you for your attention. On behalf of Kanishkaa as well, this is George Binoy signing off. Cheers.

49.6
4
Bracken to Harbhajan Singh, FOUR runs, and that is the match and the series for Australia, Harbhajan swats the final ball - a full toss - to the wide long on boundary but it matters not a jot, the Australians run in to celebrate a series victory that has been in the offing ever since that rained out fixture in Bangalore
49.5
1
Bracken to Khan, 1 run, full toss outside off stump, Zaheer backs away and lofts down towards Lee at long off
49.4
1
Bracken to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, full ball on middle stump, driven to long on for one more
49.3
1
Bracken to Khan, 1 run, another yorker, he can bowl them in his sleep by the looks of it, Zaheer backs away and drives to long-on
49.2
1
Bracken to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, Bracken bowls the yorker on off and middle stump, Harbhajan keeps it out and gets single towards midwicket, Australia have won unless Bracken bowls a no-ball or two
49.1
1
Bracken to Khan, 1 run, pushed down to long-on for a single, 27 needed from five balls

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

A Symonds
107(88) 9x4 - 4x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 13 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
8 0 0 10 4 1 1 1
SC Ganguly
86(111) 7x4 - 2x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 1 2 1 0 0 4 2

Best performances - Bowlers

GB Hogg
O10.0
M0
R49
W4
Eco4.90
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Z Khan
O10.0
M0
R62
W2
Eco6.20
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF