Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

DA Warner
68(66) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %68%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 9 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 4 0 1 3 2 5 4
R Ashwin
26(37) 2x4 - 0x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 2 1 4 2 2 4

Best performances - Bowlers

SR Watson
O5.0
M2
R9
W2
Eco1.80
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
V Sehwag
O9.0
M0
R43
W3
Eco4.77
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Right then, that completes our live coverage of this game. Here is Dan Brettig's report of the day's play. We'll soon have plenty of analysis and opinion from Sid Monga in Sydney. I'll be back on Tuesday to bring you India's last league game, perhaps India's last game on this disastrous tour. Sri Lanka will start off as favourites, and will only need to deny the bonus point to confirm their spot in the finals. Until Tuesday, on behalf of the ESPNcricinfo team, this is Nitin Sundar signing off.

As always, India fans have some scraps of hope to hold onto. If India win with a bonus point on Tuesday, and if Australia beat Sri Lanka in the last league game (make those big IFs, with salad dressing on top), India can still sneak into the final. At the moment, they don't deserve to. A win without a bonus point in Hobart won't do for India. They will then end up on 14 points, and Sri Lanka already have 15.

Watson: "Very nice start as a captain, it all worked out very well. It helped that wickets fell at appropriate times. I kept trying to get the bowlers and their ends right. I felt good and had a lot of fun today. [On the David Hussey issue] In the end it looked like David Hussey was looking to protect himself. I have full faith in Taufel and Bowden.. [I like the captaincy], but will like to see Clarke back."

Warner is Man of the Match: "I needed some runs under the belt and put my head down today. A bit of a lazy shot towards the end, a brain explosion ... The key for me is that if I get my defence right, the big shots come off."

Dhoni: "Definitely not a good night. We got off to a decent start, after that we used the part-timers when Pathan got injured. We were a bit confused, but overall we were happy with the first half. But the second innings, we left too many overs for Nos. 7,8 and 9. We have not performed to potential in these ODIs, it was an ideal opportunity for the youngsters. I am sure they have learned a lot. We need to bat well. Unfortunately we lost all the tosses and kept batting in tougher conditions."

The wheels have come off this Indian team. MS Dhoni and Duncan Fletcher will be looking at the last couple of weeks and wondering how they managed to spiral to such ignominious lows after delivering that nerve-shredding tie against Sri Lanka. At that point, SL were without a win in the tournament. Since then, India have been as abject as Sri lanka have been good.

Australia are in the final, but they will know there's plenty of work to do before those games. Their batting in the last ten overs was disastrous today, and a better team would have made them pay for it.

39.3
W
Doherty to Kumar, OUT, all over at the SCG. Short ball outside off, PK has a big swipe at it and inside-edges onto the stumps. Australia have had lots of upheaval and three different captains during the tournament, but they are into the final.
39.2
0
Doherty to Kumar, no run, tossed up outside off and spinning away, PK thinks of it and then lets it go.
39.1
0
Doherty to Kumar, no run, full ball to PK, defended back to the bowler.

END OF OVER:
39 | 9 Runs 1 Wkt | INDIA: 165/9

  • UT Yadav0 (3b)
  • P Kumar1 (1b)
  • B Lee8-0-26-1
  • XJ Doherty7-0-26-1
38.6
0
Lee to Yadav, no run, he does a Walsh now, and nonchalantly lets one go outside off.
38.5
0
Lee to Yadav, no run, Yadav has a monster swing at a length ball outside off. He made room and did a whirlpool on his toes, and it is a miracle that he's still on his feet. What a mild stroke.
38.5
1nb
Lee to Yadav, 1 no ball, no-ball for height as Lee loses control of the yorker and bowls it straight at Yadav's hip.

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

DA Warner
68(66) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %68%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 9 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 4 0 1 3 2 5 4
R Ashwin
26(37) 2x4 - 0x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 2 1 4 2 2 4

Best performances - Bowlers

SR Watson
O5.0
M2
R9
W2
Eco1.80
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
V Sehwag
O9.0
M0
R43
W3
Eco4.77
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commonwealth Bank Series

TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
AUS844019.0000.454
SL843019.0000.164
INDIA834015.000-0.593