Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    0.3 oh thats unlucky! Sreesanth pitches much fuller and gets it to swing in, Gilchrist is stuck to his crease as he drives and gets the thickest of inside-edges back onto his pads but umpire Koertzen doesn't pick it, instead slowly raising his finger to uphold Sreesanth's aggressive appeal and India have struck in the first over 1/1
    5.2 and he gets his man, pitching on a good length and just wide of off stump, Hayden goes for a big drive and gets a thin edge to Dhoni 37/2
    7.2 edged and gone! Ishant wins the battle again! Its that same, nagging, back of a length delivery outside off stump that gets Ponting up and pushing at it, undone by the extra bounce, and presenting an easy catch into slip's lap 47/3
    12.5 sharp catch! Clarke throws it away, coming down and clipping the ball to midwicket, where Rohit holds it very well and Australia are four down 64/4
    17.5 gone! Ishant again works that outside-the-off-stump line, getting it to lift sharply again and hold its line and straighten, for Symonds to nibble an edge that Dhoni takes, initially moving away but then diving to his right 75/5
    not out
    65
    122
    88
    4
    0
    73.86
    25.2 now thats some good glovework! Haddin falls over as he attempts to slog-sweep one drifting down leg stump, but he misses and in a flash Dhoni whips off the bails, effecting a very good leg-side stumping ... Haddin doesn't wait for the referral 92/6
    38.2 and he snaps a threatening partnership, changing his length and pace to get Lee feathering a catch into Dhoni's gloves, off a loose drive 145/7
    40.4 simple dismissal, Johnson driving on the up, front foot not to the pitch, and straight into the hands of Uthappa at cover 151/8
    42.5 all over for Bracken, trying to do downtown but only chipping a simple catch to Tendulkar at mid-on, and Australia are nine down 155/9
    43.1 thats that, as Clark drives from his crease and edges to Dhoni, giving Ishant his fourth wicket ... Clark stands his ground and looks at his feet but the umpire has no doubts about that one 159/10
    Extras
    16 (b 1, lb 3, nb 3, w 9)
    TOTAL
    159 all out (43.1 Overs, RR: 3.68)
    Fall of wickets: 1-1 (AC Gilchrist, 0.3 ov), 2-37 (ML Hayden, 5.2 ov), 3-47 (RT Ponting, 7.2 ov), 4-64 (MJ Clarke, 12.5 ov), 5-75 (A Symonds, 17.5 ov), 6-92 (BJ Haddin, 25.2 ov), 7-145 (B Lee, 38.2 ov), 8-151 (MG Johnson, 40.4 ov), 9-155 (NW Bracken, 42.5 ov), 10-159 (SR Clark, 43.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    S Sreesanth903133.44363020
    I Sharma9.113844.14404023
    IK Pathan802623.25291020
    Harbhajan Singh821912.37361020
    V Sehwag502404.80131000
    Yuvraj Singh201105.5051000
    SR Tendulkar20603.0060000
  • BATSMEN
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    3.6 this time the umpire gives it! Bracken produces the same sort of delivery, getting just that little bit more purchase off the surface, and Sehwag takes it high on the front pad again and Taufel agrees with that one, though replays indicate it was going over middle stump 18/1
    25.4 soft dismissal! Tendulkar gets up and drives a good-length delivery in the air to mid-off, where Lee times his dive to his left well and plucks the catch 96/4
    11.2 trapped him! Johnson swings one back into a rooted Pathan, the ball slides down and hits him in front of about leg stump and Taufel shoots up the finger with little hesitation 54/2
    21.6 and he gets the breakthrough! Pace and bounce does Gambhir in as Lee gets one to climb on Gambhir, the ball takes the shoulder of the bat and Clarke accepts the simplest catch at backward point 89/3
    28.3 he's gone! Yuvraj tries to force the pace but doesn't pick the slower ball from Clark, driving hard in the air to the man positioned at short cover the ball before 102/5
    not out
    39
    86
    61
    2
    0
    63.93
    not out
    17
    72
    54
    0
    0
    31.48
    Extras
    7 (lb 2, w 5)
    TOTAL
    160/5 (45.5 Overs, RR: 3.49)
    Fall of wickets: 1-18 (V Sehwag, 3.6 ov), 2-54 (IK Pathan, 11.2 ov), 3-89 (G Gambhir, 21.6 ov), 4-96 (SR Tendulkar, 25.4 ov), 5-102 (Yuvraj Singh, 28.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    B Lee904214.66374020
    NW Bracken1003513.50382010
    SR Clark1012612.60432000
    MG Johnson1012422.40410010
    MJ Clarke401203.00130000
    A Symonds2.501906.70102010

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