Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    SR
    15.5 and he's gone! What a way to go, Pathan bowls one on a good length outside off stump, Gilchrist sees a bit of width and tries to hit it over cover but doesn't get the elevation, Uthappa takes a simple catch and the Indians celebrate a massive wicket 102/3
    0.3 and India strike early! Zaheer drifts down the leg side, Clarke tries to flick it down to fine leg, the ball deviates a big way after passing the bat and umpire Aleem Dar is convinced about it and raises his finger 2/1
    14.4 and Dravid latches onto one! Ponting was squared up by one which straightened after pitching outside off, the ball gets a thin outside edge and Dravid at first slip takes it easily 98/2
    21.5 caught! Kartik drifted the ball into middle stump, drawing Hodge forward in defense, the ball gripped the pitch and spun across the right-hander, taking the outside edge which went straight to Dravid, splendid delivery from Kartik 129/4
    not out
    107
    139
    88
    9
    4
    121.59
    37.6 Sreesanth is rewarded for a good over! good length on off stumps, Haddin goes for the loft over the head of mid-off, takes a few paces down the track but doesn't get the desired elevation. The ball lobs up and Tendulkar at mid-off takes it very easily 204/5
    47.4 caught! Hopes tries to pull an attempted short ball and gets a top edge that loops up towards Dravid who takes the simplest of catches at square leg 294/6
    49.4 Symonds drives a full toss straight past the bowler, Uthappa runs across from long-off and fires the throw back into Zaheer, Lee had sprinted back for the second run and made a despairing dive as Zaheer broke the stumps, replays confirm that his bat is just short of the crease 315/7
    49.6 Johnson plays the ball towards midwicket and sets off for the single, Uthappa gets to the ball quickly and throws it back to Dhoni, Symonds had run back for the second but Johnson had no chance to make his ground as Dhoni whips off the bails 317/8
    Extras
    8 (lb 3, nb 1, w 4)
    TOTAL
    317/8 (50 Overs, RR: 6.34)
    Did not bat: GB Hogg, NW Bracken
    Fall of wickets: 1-2 (MJ Clarke, 0.3 ov), 2-98 (RT Ponting, 14.4 ov), 3-102 (AC Gilchrist, 15.5 ov), 4-129 (BJ Hodge, 21.5 ov), 5-204 (BJ Haddin, 37.6 ov), 6-294 (JR Hopes, 47.4 ov), 7-315 (B Lee, 49.4 ov), 8-317 (MG Johnson, 49.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Z Khan1006226.20308120
    S Sreesanth806418.00209110
    IK Pathan906016.66267000
    Harbhajan Singh805617.00226200
    M Kartik913714.11372211
    Yuvraj Singh1015015.0011100
    SR Tendulkar502004.00161000
  • BATSMEN
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    36.1 caught! Ganguly decides enough is enough and advances down the track to Hogg. He lofts through the line but the lack of power on the stroke doesnt give him the desired distance. The other Brad, Hodge, runs across to his right from long-off and takes it easily 203/3
    24.6 stumped! Hopes bowls a slower ball down leg side, Tendulkar comes a forward a little and tries to flick, he overbalances a little and gets beaten, Gilchrist whips off the bails in a flash and Tendulkar's back foot is just short of the crease, massive wicket for Australia 140/1
    32.6 caught! Hogg gets it to turn square from middle to off, Pathan goes on the backfoot and tries to square cut it past point. Unfortunately he ends up cutting it uppishly and the ball lobs to Clarke at point 189/2
    40.3 caught in the deep! Dravid has been struggling to get going and he tries to clear the long on boundary, he doesn't get enough power behind the shot and Hodge takes a simple catch, Australia well on top now 218/5
    38.3 low full toss on middle stump, Yuvraj gets down to sweep and misses. He's struck in line with the stumps and the umpire had no hesitation in giving that out 213/4
    48.4 and that should be the match for Australia! Dhoni gets under a ball and hits it high in the air, Ponting runs back from mid-on and settles under the steepling catch, the crowds fall silent as the series all but slips away from India's reach 290/7
    48.1 caught! Uthappa walks down the pitch one too many times and tries to loft Johnson down the ground, the outside edge flies high in the air in the direction of point where Hopes moves to his right and takes a well-judged catch, Australia have taken a crucial wicket 290/6
    not out
    6
    9
    5
    1
    0
    120.00
    not out
    3
    6
    3
    0
    0
    100.00
    Extras
    20 (b 4, lb 8, nb 1, w 7)
    TOTAL
    299/7 (50 Overs, RR: 5.98)
    Fall of wickets: 1-140 (SR Tendulkar, 24.6 ov), 2-189 (IK Pathan, 32.6 ov), 3-203 (SC Ganguly, 36.1 ov), 4-213 (Yuvraj Singh, 38.3 ov), 5-218 (R Dravid, 40.3 ov), 6-290 (RV Uthappa, 48.1 ov), 7-290 (MS Dhoni, 48.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    B Lee705007.14248111
    MG Johnson913924.33366020
    NW Bracken805406.75214300
    JR Hopes403017.5063010
    A Symonds1003903.90341120
    GB Hogg1004944.90302210
    MJ Clarke2026013.0044100

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