Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MEK Hussey
65(88) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %100%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 5 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 1 1 1 1 1 5 3
SR Tendulkar
44(54) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 2 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1

Best performances - Bowlers

MG Johnson
O10.0
M1
R24
W2
Eco2.40
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
I Sharma
O9.1
M1
R38
W4
Eco4.14
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

India have beaten the world champions in their back yard.

It pretty much all went India's way after Australia opted to bat first on a hard MCG surface. Their seam bowlers turned in a top display, led by young Ishant Sharma, who came back marvelously from an 18-run over to dent Australia with 4 for 38, his career-best effort in ODIs. He continues to grow in stature with each outing. The others backed him up and dismissed the hosts for 159 in 43.1 overs.

In reply, India lost wickets at regular intervals but ultimately eased home with five wickets and 25 deliveries remaining. Its their first win against Australia at the MCG since January 31, 1986. A satisfying win for them, and they now lead the CB Series points table. They did not get the bonus point (they had to win in 40 overs for that) but they emerged victors in a hard-fought game of cricket. Plenty of confidence gained from this win.

Ishant deservedly receives the Man-of-the-Match award for setting up this win.

Thats all we have for you, folks, and I thank you for tuning in. Do join us for game five, between India and Sri Lanka at Canberra on February 12, (10:00 local, 23:00 GMT). On behalf of all of us at Cricinfo, this is Jamie Alter signing off. Cheers!

45.6
1w
Symonds to Sharma, 1 wide, thats a wide one, very short down leg stump, and the MCG erupts as India win game four of the CB Series by five wickets!
45.5
2
Symonds to Sharma, 2 runs, and the scores are level as he pulls a short one to deep midwicket
45.4
0
Symonds to Sharma, no run, no room to work with so Rohit drives it back to Symonds' left
45.3
1
Symonds to Dhoni, 1 run, flat and quick on middle and off, he shuffles and drives to mid-on
45.2
0
Symonds to Dhoni, no run, much flatter now, he still walks across the stumps and drives it back
45.1
0
Symonds to Dhoni, no run, tossed up on off stump, Dhoni works it across the line and Symonds fields

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MEK Hussey
65(88) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %100%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 5 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 1 1 1 1 1 5 3
SR Tendulkar
44(54) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 2 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1

Best performances - Bowlers

MG Johnson
O10.0
M1
R24
W2
Eco2.40
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
I Sharma
O9.1
M1
R38
W4
Eco4.14
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commonwealth Bank Series

TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
AUS844019.0000.454
SL843019.0000.165
INDIA834015.000-0.593