Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MEK Hussey
59(52) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %70%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 10 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
8 0 5 1 2 1 2 1
MS Dhoni
56(84) 2x4 - 1x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 11 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 0 0 2 4 10 1 4

Best performances - Bowlers

BW Hilfenhaus
O9.3
M1
R33
W5
Eco3.47
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
IK Pathan
O10.0
M0
R61
W3
Eco6.10
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Presentation:

Dhoni: The breakthroughs put pressure on us. People often think about the asking rate. The two new balls make it a bit difficult so you have to respect that early on. It gets a bit easier to hit in the middle overs. Our bowlers were affected by the heat, they were cramping so it affected their execution."

Hilfenhaus is the Man of the Match: "The new white ball swings a lot and I like it for sure. I couldn't get Sachin through the Test series so I had to get him sometime."

Ponting: I thought out score was just above par. The Indians didn't hit that many boundaries so we were fantastic. We've turned the momentum back our way. We knew the pitch would offer a bit more at night. Great for Brett the way he bowled."

The debate over India's rotation will continue before their next match on Tuesday.

That's it from us. Thanks for your company. The cricket continues. Cheers everyone!

End of match: Australia move to the top of the table, thanks in no small way to a lackluster performance by India. They now move to the top of the table. Anything above 260 was always going to intimidate India, going by the last few chases, so Australia practically won this game when they stepped out for the second innings. Lee and Hilfenhaus had the better of the bowling conditions and ensured the Indian top order didn't turn things around.

43.3
W
Hilfenhaus to Khan, OUT, Five for Hilfenhaus! He really must buy Wade a few drinks for this catch, Zaheer makes room to a short delivery on the body, takes his eyes off the ball and top edges the pull, Wade runs all the way towards short square leg and takes the catch on the dive, very similar to the one that got Irfan. Five catches for Wade as well!
43.2
4
Hilfenhaus to Khan, FOUR runs, another misfield! Zaheer makes room and he slams it wide of mid-off, Lee slides and fails to get a hand to it
43.1
0
Hilfenhaus to Khan, no run, makes room and Zaheer checks his shot and plays it back to the bowler

END OF OVER:
43 | 6 Runs | INDIA: 174/9

  • UT Yadav6 (6b)
  • Z Khan5 (8b)
  • MA Starc8-0-36-1
  • BW Hilfenhaus9-1-29-4
42.6
2
Starc to Yadav, 2 runs, makes room and carves it over extra cover
42.5
0
Starc to Yadav, no run, backs away to a full delivery and swings and misses
42.4
0
Starc to Yadav, no run, lands it outside the off stump and he safely leaves it alone

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MEK Hussey
59(52) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %70%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 10 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
8 0 5 1 2 1 2 1
MS Dhoni
56(84) 2x4 - 1x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 11 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 0 0 2 4 10 1 4

Best performances - Bowlers

BW Hilfenhaus
O9.3
M1
R33
W5
Eco3.47
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
IK Pathan
O10.0
M0
R61
W3
Eco6.10
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