426dThe Bulletin by George Binoy

Lee stars in abandoned game

Australia dominated India for the majority of the duration of the tri-series opener in Brisbane but the monsoonal weather intervened and ensured that both teams left the Gabba with two points apiece

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

G Gambhir
39(51) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 13 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 7 7 2 9 5 0 9
MS Dhoni
37(61) 1x4 - 0x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 12 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
1 1 10 8 6 4 3 4

Best performances - Bowlers

B Lee
O9
M2
R27
W5
Eco3.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
S Sreesanth
O3.2
M0
R17
W2
Eco5.10
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

21:06 local, 11:06 GMT Its official - the match has been called off. Two points each and India take on Sri Lanka day after tomorrow.

An unfortunate end to what was shaping up to be a cracker. Brett Lee was the star of the day with his seventh five-wicket haul in ODIs but three wickets between the annoying showers had India sniffing a win. Thats all we have for you today. Do come back and join us on February 5 (13:15 local, 03:15 GMT) for India v Sri Lanka.

I'd like to thank Binoy George for scoring this game and Nagraj Gollapudi for his helpful input from the Gabba. Until next time, on behalf of all of us at Cricinfo, this Jamie Alter signing off. Cheers!

21:03 local, 11:03 GMT Puddles are forming in the outfield. Not fun. If the special screening of this humdinger is canceled both teams will get two points each.

20:54 local, 10:54 GMT The rain is back and everyone's going off. I don't think they will come back on. Its happened once too often. Harbhajan patted Clarke on the bum as he walked away. Clarke just smiled, but then of course the cameras were on him. Symonds didn't see it, as he was already walking off. Don't tell me we will have another incident. Its raining and the covers are back on. Cue the violins. And Milli Vanilli.

7.2
1
Sreesanth to Symonds, 1 run, sharp movement back in, clipping him high over the stumps and the ball races through gully and down to third man, off the inside-edge
7.1
4
Sreesanth to Symonds, FOUR runs, top shot, just crunched from the crease but so hard that it flies past cover
7.1
1w
Sreesanth to Symonds, 1 wide, short of a length, just down leg stump, and wide is the call

END OF OVER:
7 | 2 Runs | AUS: 45/3 (96 runs required from 18.4 overs, RR: 6.42, RRR: 5.05)

  • MJ Clarke2 (8b)
  • A Symonds0 (4b)
  • I Sharma2-0-7-1
  • S Sreesanth3-0-11-2
6.6
2
I Sharma to Clarke, 2 runs, almost! Clarke reaches out a wider one and gets off the mark with a streaky two runs, nearly dragging back on to his stumps
6.5
0
I Sharma to Clarke, no run, back of a length and wider, allowing Clarke the time to leave it be
6.4
0
I Sharma to Clarke, no run, short again, sitting up and he gets surprises, almost playing it back to Ishant

Australia 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st33AC GilchristJR Hopes
2nd5RT PontingJR Hopes
3rd1RT PontingMJ Clarke
4th12A SymondsMJ Clarke