Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    8.1 Sehwag is gone. He hasn't looked his best through this innings. Watson has got him with a bouncer that wasn't very high on pace, but was spot on with its direction. It angled in from outside off, cramping Sehwag for room as it came in, but he still looked to pull. The top edge ballooned up and landed in Hussey's hands at square leg, running back inside the circle. Huge wicket for Australia. I reckon, the huger one is at the other end though. 44/1
    18.1 Sachin is gone, or is he, is that a back foot no-ball, it was a length ball outside off stump, and he nibbled it on its way to Haddin, it was very close to being a no-ball, but Tait got away with it, he hadn't grounded the back heel on the line, Sachin has to walk back 94/2
    33.2 infantile running. Gambhir is gone. That was even more horrendous. Not sure what was happening there again. Yuvraj guides a ball outside off backward of square, very fine on the off side. The ball went nowhere, and first slip was after it. Gambhir wants a single and runs three-fourths of the way down the track. Yuvraj hasn't budged. Not sure what Gambhir was thinking. He turned and then gave up, he didn't have a chance anyway. Gambhir just looks miffed with Yuvraj, as he bad-mouths on the way back. The fault was entirely his. 168/4
    28.3 Kohli has thrown it away totally against the run of play, full toss on the stumps, he threw his bat wildly at it, but only found the man at midwicket, David cannot believe it, he is smiling wildly, Virat is disappointed but he has to go 143/3
    not out
    37.3 Dhoni has perished. He's not been in great form, and clearly that's affecting his thinking. After the last two balls, you'd have expected better than a wild airy cut to a short ball. That was again pacy from Lee, got it to bounce extra and Dhoni had no control on the cut. Seemed like he wanted to hit it right through Clarke at point. Pup keeps his cool and holds a blinder as the ball buzzes away to his right. India are throwing this away. 187/5
    not out
    21 (lb 3, nb 2, w 16)
    261/5 (47.4 Overs, RR: 5.47)
    Fall of wickets: 1-44 (V Sehwag, 8.1 ov), 2-94 (SR Tendulkar, 18.1 ov), 3-143 (V Kohli, 28.3 ov), 4-168 (G Gambhir, 33.2 ov), 5-187 (MS Dhoni, 37.3 ov)
    B Lee8.414515.19315130
    SW Tait7.005217.42194062
    MG Johnson8.004105.12305020
    SR Watson7.003715.28204010
    JJ Krejza9.004505.00202000
    MJ Clarke3.001906.3331000
    DJ Hussey5.001913.80172000

Match Notes

  • Yuvraj steers India clear

    Beating an Australian team is never an easy job, least of all in a knockout match in a World Cup. In 2011, Yuvraj Singh was determined to do it