Player of the Match
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    1.3 Lee has got rid of the in-form man! Peach of a delivery on the corridor outside the off stump, Gambhir was tentative on the defense, didn't move his feet across and he was beaten for a bit of extra pace too, thin edge taken by Wade 8/1
    4.4 Doherty again! But this time he hangs on to it easily! Tendulkar arches backward to a short delivery to play one of his signature shots - the upper cut over the slips and third man - didn't get the elevation and Doherty at third man barely had to move 15/2
    10.3 Appeal for a catch at slip, Kohli isn't sure if that carried to David Hussey at slip, outside edge travels low to Hussey's right and the catcher was certain he took it cleanly, the umpires have a chat and refer it upstairs, from the square leg angle it looked alright and the third umpire is convinced. Kohli doesn't look too pleased but he has to go 36/4
    5.5 slashed and edged! Length ball outside off, Rohit is tempted to slash it away and he does by staying rooted to the crease, thick edge to Wade and Bowden raises the crooked finger and immediately cautions the batsman to wait, just to check if it was a front-foot no-ball. It's legal and a peeved Rohit exchanges a few words to the fielders. Perhaps they said something to provoke him 16/3
    22.2 soft dismissal for Raina, won't exactly call it a wicket-taking delivery because it was slanting quite wide across the left-hander which could have been left alone, Raina couldn't resist chasing it and ended up driving away from the body, thick edge again 82/5
    37.2 now even 230 looks like a mirage for India, short delivery again and on the body, Dhoni tries to pull that in front of square on the on side, ends up finding Christian at midwicket, it appeared like a slower ball 149/7
    30.4 Forrest takes a sharp catch! Jadeja tries to force the pace by carving a full delivery over the off-side field, plays away from the body and gets forward and skies it behind cover point, three fielders converge but Forrest runs forward from the deep and takes it on the fall 114/6
    41.1 Pathan aims to slog that over the on side, made room and had a wild swing and got a thick top edge that swirled behind him, Wade did extremely well to sprint to his left and take the catch on the fall 168/9
    40.2 Vinay gives Lee the charge but the yorker was too good for him, makes room exposes the woodwork and the ball hammers the base of leg stump 162/8
    43.3 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! 178/10
    not out
    16 (lb 4, nb 2, w 10)
    178 all out (43.3 Overs, RR: 4.09)
    Fall of wickets: 1-8 (G Gambhir, 1.3 ov), 2-15 (SR Tendulkar, 4.4 ov), 3-16 (RG Sharma, 5.5 ov), 4-36 (V Kohli, 10.3 ov), 5-82 (SK Raina, 22.2 ov), 6-114 (RA Jadeja, 30.4 ov), 7-149 (MS Dhoni, 37.2 ov), 8-162 (R Vinay Kumar, 40.2 ov), 9-168 (IK Pathan, 41.1 ov), 10-178 (Z Khan, 43.3 ov)
    BW Hilfenhaus9.313353.47362011
    B Lee10.004934.90385131
    DT Christian6.002714.50180020
    MA Starc8.003614.50301220
    XJ Doherty10.002902.90371020

Match Details


Australia , elected to bat first

Player of the match

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

13.20 start, First Session 13.20-16.50, Interval 16.50-17.35, Second Session 17.35-21.05

Match days

19 February 2012 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee


Australia 5, India 0

Match Notes