Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Yuvraj Singh
70(30) 5x4 - 5x6
Control %87%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 19 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
0 0 2 15 6 12 0 9
ML Hayden
62(47) 4x4 - 4x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 13 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
5 1 0 0 9 19 0 6

Best performances - Bowlers

S Sreesanth
O4.0
M1
R12
W2
Eco3.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
MG Johnson
O4.0
M0
R31
W2
Eco7.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
20 | 6 Runs 2 Wkts | AUS: 173/7

  • MG Johnson4 (1b)
  • BJ Haddin5 (8b)
  • Joginder Sharma3-0-37-2
  • RP Singh4-0-33-0

The players from both sides congratulate each other and the Indians are all out there celebrating. They came into this tournament rank outsiders and now India have beaten the best side in the world to set up a huge, huge final against Pakistan at Johannesburg

Stay with us and we'll bring you some of the comments from the post-match presentation.

Adam Gilchrist On the match: "Amazing spectacle. The crowd here enjoyed it a great deal. Today there were some moments when India were better than us. They ended deserved winners"

On how the game went: "We had to bat well. India had to bowl well. It was that sort of total. Some of their bowlers did a really good job. A couple of shots didn't go for us and we lacked momentum."

On India's bowling: "All credit to India. They sized up the conditions and bowled well. It just shows that if you put a score on the board in the big games it puts pressure on the opposition."

On the Twenty20 experience:"Bit of a learning curve for everyone. We came from four months off. India have been playing some cricket recently. Yuvraj's hitting everything out of the park, their bowlers

Mahendra Singh Dhoni "Before I start I should say I read an article by you in Cricinfo. You'd said Australia were the favourites. Today I think me and the boys, we proved you wrong." Well, there you go, India's Twenty20 and ODI captain reads Cricinfo. And apparently it's inspired him.

On the job his bowlers did: "We didn't have bowlers of extraordinary pace but they bowled right areas. Some of our bowlers didn't have that much pace. Like Joginder Sharma. People said he'd go for runs. He did really well today, bowling sensibly."

"We played without fear. If we play like this, with everyone supporting each other we're going to win more matches than we lose. We need to enjoy ourselves when we go out to the middle"

Yuvraj Singh, the Man of the Match, says: "We needed runs on the board playing against a team like Australia. I just went out there and played as well as I could. I'm happy the way I'm hitting the ball and want to continue like this in the last game. India v Pakistan is always a big game and it's a dream to get a match-up like that."

This is Anand Vasu, your commentator, signing off for the moment. It's been an absolute pleasure bringing this game to you. We hope you enjoyed the Cricinfo experience. Mahendra Singh Dhoni certainly did!

19.6
4
Joginder Sharma to Johnson, FOUR runs, short one banged in, it's pulled for four but none of the Indian fielders care. India are in the final and it's against arch-rivals Pakistan! This has been a cracker of a game and India have pulled one over Australia
19.5
W
Joginder Sharma to Lee, OUT, full, straight yorker and Lee has no chance as he has a big heave. The leg stump is uprooted and the Indians erupt in celebration. Another wicket as India really drive this win home
19.4
2
Joginder Sharma to Lee, 2 runs, low full-toss on the off stump, thumped over the leg side, just two and now 20 needed from 2 balls. India are through to the final barring a no-ball

22 needed from 3 balls

19.3
W
Joginder Sharma to Hussey, OUT, short of a good length and outside the off, big heave to the on side, that one goes high rather than far, Yuvraj Singh runs across to wide long-on and holds the catch. Now surely that is the end of that. Big, big wicket for Joginder in a big over
19.2
0
Joginder Sharma to Hussey, no run, full and very straight, driven back down the pitch to the bowler. Another dot ball. This is now really tough for Australia
19.1
0
Joginder Sharma to Hussey, no run, fullish and outside the off, driven at, through to the keeper, no run. Great result from the first ball for Joginder and India

22 needed now from the final over. It's Joginder Sharma to bowl it. Real pressure here.

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Yuvraj Singh
70(30) 5x4 - 5x6
Control %87%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 19 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
0 0 2 15 6 12 0 9
ML Hayden
62(47) 4x4 - 4x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 13 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
5 1 0 0 9 19 0 6

Best performances - Bowlers

S Sreesanth
O4.0
M1
R12
W2
Eco3.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
MG Johnson
O4.0
M0
R31
W2
Eco7.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

World T20

Super 10 Group 1
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
WI43106.0000.365
ENG43106.0000.168
SA42204.0000.667
SL41302.000-0.431
AFG41302.000-0.748
Super 10 Group 2
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
NZ44008.0001.899
INDIA43106.000-0.305
AUS42204.0000.248
PAK41302.000-0.129
BDESH40400.000-1.826
First Round Group A
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
BDESH32005.0001.937
NL31103.0000.154
OMAN31103.000-1.461
IRE30201.000-0.773
First Round Group B
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
AFG33006.0001.540
ZIM32104.000-0.567
SCOT31202.000-0.132
HKG30300.000-1.017