ICC World Twenty20, 2nd Semi Final: Australia v India at Durban, Sep 22, 2007
ICC World Twenty20 - 2nd semi final
India won by 15 runs
Played at Kingsmead, Durban (neutral venue)
22 September 2007 - night match (20-over match)

Thanks, Anand. Hello, everyone, hope you've stocked up on snacks and goodies for the second innings, if time and location allow you.

Australia need 189 to move into the finals. Their innings will begin shortly.

Here come India, after their customary huddle inside the ropes. The umpires are ready in their places. Dhoni leads his team out, putting on the gloves in the process. One slip in place. And here come Hayden and Gilchrist. Those two have gotten Australia off to some fliers during their careers. Can they do it tonight? Here's RP Singh to try and stop them. Left-arm over the stumps. Play ball!

0.1

Singh to Gilchrist, no run, full ball first-up, which Gilchrist pushes to cover

0.2

Singh to Gilchrist, 1 wide, down the leg side, Gilchrist misses out on the flick off the hips and Dhoni does the collecting, first run for Australia

0.2

Singh to Gilchrist, no run, full ball outside off stump, Gilchrist drives but with too much bottom-hand and the ball goes straight to cover

0.3

Singh to Gilchrist, FOUR, overpitched on middle and leg and Gilchrist doesnt let it go, just tucking it off the pads through midwicket for four

0.4

Singh to Gilchrist, no run, full outside off stump this time and Gilchrist drives loosely, connecting with nothing but air, oohs and aahs from the slip and fielders

0.5

Singh to Gilchrist, no run, and again! This one's held back a touch but still Gilchrist stands his ground and gives it the kitchen sink, missing, and RP lets out a very long appeal even as Dhoni stays mum

0.6

Singh to Gilchrist, no run, fuller length, Gilchrist drives into the covers but cant beat any of the men there and thats the end of a decent openng over from RP Singh

End of over 1 (5 runs) Australia 5/0 (184 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 9.68)

    • AC Gilchrist 4 (6b 1x4)
    • ML Hayden 0 (0b)
    • RP Singh 1-0-5-0

Sreesanth will share the ball with RP Singh

1.1

Sreesanth to Hayden, FOUR, low full toss outside off stump, Hayden thumps it past mid-off and extra-cover and stands and admires the shot

1.2

Sreesanth to Hayden, no run, back of a length, shaving away just above the top of off stump as Hayden shoulders arms

1.3

Sreesanth to Hayden, no run, now he walks down the track and heaves across the line, definitely eyeing mid-on, but misses out on the shot, looked ungainly in the end

1.4

Sreesanth to Hayden, no run, back of a length outside off stump, Hayden has a thought about it but then holds back on the shot, allowing it through to Dhoni

1.5

Sreesanth to Hayden, no run, again its bowled back of a length outside off stump and Hayden leaves it alone, crucial dot balls these for India

Midwicket goes back on the circle

1.6

Sreesanth to Hayden, 1 run, good ball, coming in off a length and cramping Hayden for room, and he ends up inside-edging it past leg stumps for a single

Good comeback from Sreesanth after the freebie fulltoss first ball

End of over 2 (5 runs) Australia 10/0 (179 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 9.94)

    • ML Hayden 5 (6b 1x4)
    • AC Gilchrist 4 (6b 1x4)
    • S Sreesanth 1-0-5-0
    • RP Singh 1-0-5-0
2.1

Singh to Hayden, no run, full delivery outside off stump, driven uppishly to Uthappa in the covers

2.2

Singh to Hayden, no run, short delivery outside off stump, Hayden looks to pull but then pulls out at the last minute as the ball grows on him, very well bowled by RP

2.3

Singh to Hayden, no run, pushed through fuller down leg stump, Hayden flicks but mistimes it, the ball rolling to point

RP knowing the importance of mixing it up here

2.4

Singh to Hayden, 1 run, good length outside off stump, streakily square-driven through point for one

2.5

Singh to Gilchrist, no run, back of a length on middle and leg, well driven to mid-on, and well stopped

2.6

Singh to Gilchrist, SIX, good stuff! Gilchrist sees the full delivery on leg stump and just flicks it over midwicket for a big six, first dinger for Australia

End of over 3 (7 runs) Australia 17/0 (172 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 5.66, RRR: 10.11)

    • AC Gilchrist 10 (8b 1x4 1x6)
    • ML Hayden 6 (10b 1x4)
    • RP Singh 2-0-12-0
    • S Sreesanth 1-0-5-0
3.1

Sreesanth to Hayden, no run, walks down the track, swings across the line and misses all ends up

3.2

Sreesanth to Hayden, no run, good ball, almost a yorker on off stump, dug back to Sreesanth, who collects and shies a throw back at the stumps, but Hayden doesnt flinch

3.3

Sreesanth to Hayden, no run, and again! Hayden steps out and heaves at a good length delivery but cant connect

3.4

Sreesanth to Hayden, no run, good ball! Back of a length, nipping off the seam, and beating Hayden as he pokes at it off the back foot

3.5

Sreesanth to Hayden, 2 leg byes, good length, beats him on the hop, catches him on the front pad in front of off stump, they all appeal but the umpire shakes his head, and replays show it was too high....wow, thats a long, pleading appeal from Sreesanth

3.6

Sreesanth to Hayden, no run, good ball to end the over, full and Hayden defends it back to Sreesanth

End of over 4 (2 runs, maiden) Australia 19/0 (170 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 4.75, RRR: 10.62)

    • ML Hayden 6 (16b 1x4)
    • AC Gilchrist 10 (8b 1x4 1x6)
    • S Sreesanth 2-1-5-0
    • RP Singh 2-0-12-0
4.1

Singh to Gilchrist, FOUR, back of a length on the stumps, Gilchrist stands and whips it over mid-on and the ball trickles over the ropes even as the sweeper approaches

4.2

Singh to Gilchrist, SIX, fullish delivery, Gilchrist gets under it and drives back down the ground, not in total control, the balls up in the air and looks like it'll drop in between mid-off and mid-on but it ends up just over the ropes

4.3

Singh to Gilchrist, 1 run, better ball, full on a yorker length and Gilchrist digs it out to point

4.4

Singh to Hayden, FOUR, shot! Hayden walks down the pitch and takes it on the full, driving back over the bowler's head for a straight four, one bounce and over the boundary

4.5

Singh to Hayden, 1 leg bye, full down leg stump, misses out on the flick, ball clips the boot and rolls to midwicket

4.6

Singh to Gilchrist, 1 run, another yorker-length delivery on leg stump, tucked out to mid-on for one

End of over 5 (17 runs) Australia 36/0 (153 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 7.20, RRR: 10.20)

    • AC Gilchrist 22 (12b 2x4 2x6)
    • ML Hayden 10 (18b 2x4)
    • RP Singh 3-0-28-0
    • S Sreesanth 2-1-5-0

These two batsmen opening up now. Sreesanth continues.

5.1

Sreesanth to Gilchrist, OUT, bowled em! Sreesanth pitches full on the stumps, Gilchrist doesnt move his feet an inch, instead choosing to fatefully play from deep in the crease, misses out on the attempted on-drive, and loses his middle stump! Big wicket for India!

AC Gilchrist b Sreesanth 22 (21m 13b 2x4 2x6) SR: 169.23

Here's Brad Hodge

5.2

Sreesanth to Hodge, no run, good length outside off stump, he leaves it be for Dhoni

5.3

Sreesanth to Hodge, no run, good length, moves in as Hodge tentatively comes onto the front foot and defends

5.4

Sreesanth to Hodge, 1 run, short and wide, Hodge gets up and steers it over the vacant gully region and down to RP at third man for one

5.5

Sreesanth to Hayden, no run, good length, angling away from outside off stump, Hayden gets forward and then shoulders arms

5.6

Sreesanth to Hayden, no run, and again, back of a length and Hayden lets it go

Successful over from Sreesanth

End of over 6 (1 run) Australia 37/1 (152 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 6.16, RRR: 10.85)

    • ML Hayden 10 (20b 2x4)
    • BJ Hodge 1 (3b)
    • S Sreesanth 3-1-6-1
    • RP Singh 3-0-28-0

Here's Irfan Pathan, left-arm over the stumps

6.1

Pathan to Hodge, no run, back of a length, Hodge stands and pushes to cover, no run there

6.2

Pathan to Hodge, no run, back of a length, saw him coming, and Hodge can only steer to Yuvraj at point

6.3

Pathan to Hodge, 2 runs, short outside off stump, gets over it and cuts wide of Yuvraj for two, Sreesanth does the work out in the deep

6.4

Pathan to Hodge, 1 run, comes out, Pathan sees him again and adjusts the length, and Hodge just pushes into the covers

6.5

Pathan to Hayden, FOUR, cheeky! Hayden walks across, to outside off, and flicks a full delivery over square leg for four!

6.6

Pathan to Hayden, 2 runs, makes room, Pathan bowls it slower and wider, Hayden reaches out and slaps it just over cover, Hodge runs well and they get two

End of over 7 (9 runs) Australia 46/1 (143 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 6.57, RRR: 11.00)

    • ML Hayden 16 (22b 3x4)
    • BJ Hodge 4 (7b)
    • IK Pathan 1-0-9-0
    • S Sreesanth 3-1-6-1

Into the attack comes Joginder Sharma

7.1

Joginder Sharma to Hodge, 1 run, back of a length on leg stump, tucked fine for a single

7.2

Joginder Sharma to Hayden, FOUR, comes out, Sharma bowls a loosener on leg stump, Hayden swivels and doesnt time his shot to perfection but with fine leg up the ball trickles down for four

Dhoni up to the stumps

7.3

Joginder Sharma to Hayden, no run, short and wide, cracked hard to Uthappa at cover

7.4

Joginder Sharma to Hayden, SIX, huge! Out of the ground! Hayden gets down and swings this miles back over deep midwicket for a massive shot!

7.5

Joginder Sharma to Hayden, 1 run, back of a length, wide, chopped towards point

7.6

Joginder Sharma to Hodge, SIX, full on off stump and thats a clean smack over cow corner for six, top shot from Hodge and Sharma is taken to the cleaners!

End of over 8 (18 runs) Australia 64/1 (125 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 8.00, RRR: 10.41)

    • BJ Hodge 11 (9b 1x6)
    • ML Hayden 27 (26b 4x4 1x6)
    • Joginder Sharma 1-0-18-0
    • IK Pathan 1-0-9-0
8.1

Pathan to Hayden, 2 runs, short ball, Hayden goes for a slog, the ball balloons up over short fine leg and lands safely

8.2

Pathan to Hayden, 1 wide, wide delivery, Hayden swings and misses, Dhoni collects and thats a freebie

8.2

Pathan to Hayden, no run, back of a length outside off stump, decent pace, Hayden swings across the line and misses

8.3

Pathan to Hayden, 1 run, slower ball, full outside off stump, Hayden drags it across the line to mid-on

8.4

Pathan to Hodge, OUT, gone! Wasnt a decent ball, pitching well outside leg stump on a short length, but all Hodge can do is swivel and pull it straight to Joginder at short fine leg!

BJ Hodge c Joginder Sharma b Pathan 11 (15m 10b 0x4 1x6) SR: 110.00

121 to win. In comes Andrew Symonds.

8.5

Pathan to Symonds, no run, full outside off stump, he comes forward and drives to Yuvraj at point, and there are cheers from the crowd

8.6

Pathan to Symonds, FOUR, back of a length, room on offer, chopped to the left of Yuvraj and the ball slows up near the ropes but Sreesanth makes a mess of it, diving and tumbling and then letting the ball slip out of his fingers and roll into the boundary, very sloppy

End of over 9 (8 runs) Australia 72/2 (117 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 8.00, RRR: 10.63)

    • A Symonds 4 (2b 1x4)
    • ML Hayden 30 (29b 4x4 1x6)
    • IK Pathan 2-0-17-1
    • Joginder Sharma 1-0-18-0

Spin time, in the form of Harbhajan Singh, who's having a good tournament

9.1

Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, 2 runs, tossed up from around the stumps, driven into the covers for two

9.2

Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, short and wide, spins somewhat after pitching, Hayden misses out on the cut and looks at the umpire

9.3

Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, 1 run, tossed up on a length, worked out to deep midwicket for one

9.4

Harbhajan Singh to Symonds, no run, tossed up nicely, no room to drive, Symonds gets forward and plays it back to Harbhajan

9.5

Harbhajan Singh to Symonds, 2 runs, fuller and flatter on leg stump, turned out to Sreesanth and deep fine leg for a couple more

9.6

Harbhajan Singh to Symonds, no run, tossed up, he uses the feet and drives but straight to point

Thats it from me, Jamie Alter, and its over to Anand Vasu for the rest of the match. Cheers!

End of over 10 (5 runs) Australia 77/2 (112 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 7.70, RRR: 11.20)

    • A Symonds 6 (5b 1x4)
    • ML Hayden 33 (32b 4x4 1x6)
    • Harbhajan Singh 1-0-5-0
    • IK Pathan 2-0-17-1
10.1

Pathan to Hayden, 1 run, short of a driving length and outside the off, flat-batted down to long-on for a single

10.2

Pathan to Symonds, 1 run, short of a good length and on the stumps, a hint of swing in, chopped down to third-man

10.3

Pathan to Hayden, 1 run, full and just outside the off, Hayden drags the ball down towards long-on

10.4

Pathan to Symonds, SIX, short of a good length and outside the off, hit inside out and over cover. There's a man on the ropes but this is too high for him

10.5

Pathan to Symonds, 1 run, once again back of a length and on the stumps, Symonds waits on the ball and chops it down to third-man

10.6

Pathan to Hayden, SIX, Big one! Hayden just lines that one up and tees off. That is a massive hit over long-on. No-one's getting anywhere near that unless they're in the stands

End of over 11 (16 runs) Australia 93/2 (96 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 8.45, RRR: 10.66)

    • ML Hayden 41 (35b 4x4 2x6)
    • A Symonds 14 (8b 1x4 1x6)
    • IK Pathan 3-0-33-1
    • Harbhajan Singh 1-0-5-0
11.1

Harbhajan Singh to Symonds, 2 runs, down the pitch, Harbhajan sends the ball in quicker and flat, sweep played, off the edge over the wicketkeeper

11.2

Harbhajan Singh to Symonds, 1 run, very full and quite straight, played down to long-on for an easy single

11.3

Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, 1 run, flat and outside the off, Hayden comes down the track and pushes that through the on side

11.4

Harbhajan Singh to Symonds, 1 run, fired in quick and flat on the pads, attempted yorker almost, dug out to the on side

11.5

Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, tossed up just a touch more, fullish, driven hard back to the bowler

11.6

Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, 2 runs, down the pitch comes Hayden, Harbhajan pushes that wide of off, carved over the infield wide of long-off

End of over 12 (7 runs) Australia 100/2 (89 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 8.33, RRR: 11.12)

    • ML Hayden 44 (38b 4x4 2x6)
    • A Symonds 18 (11b 1x4 1x6)
    • Harbhajan Singh 2-0-12-0
    • IK Pathan 3-0-33-1

Virender Sehwag comes into the attack now. This could be a bit of a gamble.

12.1

Sehwag to Symonds, 1 run, low loopy full-toss on the pads, clipped away wide of midwicket

12.2

Sehwag to Hayden, 1 run, tossed up and on the leg stump, Hayden sweeps, bottom edge dribbles just past the leg stump

12.3

Sehwag to Symonds, 1 run, fullish and outside the off, tossed up too, driven inside out to cover

12.4

Sehwag to Hayden, SIX, Maximum! full-toss outside the off. Hayden sees that early and clubs it into the stands over long-on. That's a half-century for Hayden

12.5

Sehwag to Hayden, (no ball) 2 runs, No-ball, two runs as the ball is whacked into the leg side, free hit coming up ...

12.5

Sehwag to Hayden, 2 runs, carved over the off side, Uthappa runs across on the ropes and saves the ball

12.6

Sehwag to Hayden, SIX, tossed up and on the off, Hayden lines this one up and strikes it into the stands over long-on. Big muscular drive from Hayden and this is a big over for Australia. The gamble doesn't pay off for Dhoni

End of over 13 (20 runs) Australia 120/2 (69 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 9.23, RRR: 9.85)

    • ML Hayden 61 (43b 4x4 4x6)
    • A Symonds 20 (13b 1x4 1x6)
    • V Sehwag 1-0-20-0
    • Harbhajan Singh 2-0-12-0
13.1

Harbhajan Singh to Symonds, SIX, flat and on the off, Symonds just drags this one across to midwicket. It's high but has more than enough on it to clear the ropes

13.2

Harbhajan Singh to Symonds, 1 run, full and on the stumps, driven inside out towards cover

13.3

Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, flighted, held back, a bit of loop and turn, through to the keeper

13.4

Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, flatter and on the off, driven very hard to the off side, Harbhajan dives and stops the ball

13.5

Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, 1 run, short of a good length and outside the off, chopped down towards point

13.6

Harbhajan Singh to Symonds, 1 run, low full-toss outside the off, driven towards midwicket and a frantic single is scampered as the throw comes in

End of over 14 (9 runs) Australia 129/2 (60 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 9.21, RRR: 10.00)

    • A Symonds 28 (16b 1x4 2x6)
    • ML Hayden 62 (46b 4x4 4x6)
    • Harbhajan Singh 3-0-21-0
    • V Sehwag 1-0-20-0
14.1

Sreesanth to Symonds, no run, fullish and outside the off, Symonds gives himself some room and plays a big drive. Thick inside edge past leg stump. Dhoni dives and collects.

14.2

Sreesanth to Symonds, FOUR, short of a length and outside the off, Symonds pulls away from the stumps and hacks that one away fine to the third-man boundary

14.3

Sreesanth to Symonds, 1 run, fullish and outside the off stump, again Symonds backs away, this time jammed away past point

14.4

Sreesanth to Hayden, OUT, Biggie! Sreesanth comes round the stumps and powers the yorker in. It's quick, it's on target, it's just a bit too good for Hayden's ambitious shot. The ball sneaks under bat and uproots the off stump. This is a huge, huge wicket from Sreesanth in his comeback over

ML Hayden b Sreesanth 62 (61m 47b 4x4 4x6) SR: 131.91

14.5

Sreesanth to Hussey, 1 run, fullish and outside the off, Hussey eases thos through cover with an angled bat

14.6

Sreesanth to Symonds, no run, full and on the stump, very full in fact and ends up as a full-toss on the body, Symonds defends back down the pitch. That's the end of a genuinely good spell from Sreesanth

HRG tells us that Hayden's 50 is the 50th fifty in Twenty20 cricket

End of over 15 (6 runs) Australia 135/3 (54 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 9.00, RRR: 10.80)

    • A Symonds 33 (20b 2x4 2x6)
    • MEK Hussey 1 (1b)
    • S Sreesanth 4-1-12-2
    • Harbhajan Singh 3-0-21-0
15.1

Joginder Sharma to Hussey, 1 run

15.2

Joginder Sharma to Symonds, FOUR, low full-toss on the leg stump, Symonds waits for that and just swats it for four backward of square on the leg side. That's not very clever bowling.

15.3

Joginder Sharma to Symonds, 2 runs, low full-toss on the leg stump, hit away in the air down to long-on. Uthappa charges in and dives low but can't take the catch

15.4

Joginder Sharma to Symonds, 1 wide, short one banged in, a bit opd extra pace, Symonds swings and misses, the ball goes quite high and through to the keeper. Wide called on height

15.4

Joginder Sharma to Symonds, 2 runs, low full-toss on the leg stump, driven down to long-on and power running gets the batsmen two

Hussey has called for a runner. Looks like he's done a hamstring. The left one. Or at least strained it.

15.5

Joginder Sharma to Symonds, 1 run, low full-toss on the stumps, attempted yorker, dug out to long-on for a single

15.6

Joginder Sharma to Hussey, 2 runs, very full and on the off, driven to the off side, the first call is for the single, there's a bit of a misfield and the batsmen get back for a second. It's Hayden running for Hussey

End of over 16 (13 runs) Australia 148/3 (41 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 9.25, RRR: 10.25)

    • MEK Hussey 4 (3b)
    • A Symonds 42 (24b 3x4 2x6)
    • Joginder Sharma 2-0-31-0
    • S Sreesanth 4-1-12-2
16.1

Pathan to Symonds, 1 run, down the leg side, flick played and missed, Dhoni just fails to gather and a bye is stolen

16.2

Pathan to Hussey, SIX, Crack! Now Hussey turns it on. Length ball outside the off. Hussey flat-bats this into the stands over wide long-on. Huge!

16.3

Pathan to Hussey, 1 run, fullish and outside the off, driven inside out to cover for a quick run

16.4

Pathan to Symonds, OUT, Another strike! It's a big one for India as Symonds loses his off stump. Pathan is bang on target as Symonds backs away and tries to hit. The ball crashes into off stump and India are right back in this nail-biter of a game

A Symonds b Pathan 43 (37m 26b 3x4 2x6) SR: 165.38

16.5

Pathan to Clarke, 2 runs, short of a good length, on the pads, clipped away wide of the fielder at short fine-leg for a couple

16.6

Pathan to Clarke, 1 run, slower ball, on the pads, once again Clarke works it away and this time it'll just be the single as short fine-leg fields

End of over 17 (11 runs) Australia 159/4 (30 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 9.35, RRR: 10.00)

    • MJ Clarke 3 (2b)
    • MEK Hussey 11 (5b 1x6)
    • IK Pathan 4-0-44-2
    • Joginder Sharma 2-0-31-0

India are struggling a touch with bowling options given Joginder Sharma has disappeared for runs. It's Harbhajan to bowl.

17.1

Harbhajan Singh to Clarke, OUT, Yorker! Michael Clarke doesn't expect this from Harbhajan and has no answer as he walks down the crease and the ball just spears into the leg stump. Another really quality bit of bowling and this might just be the wicket that tilts the scales in India's favour

MJ Clarke b Harbhajan Singh 3 (2m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

17.2

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, 1 run, short of a good length, outside the off, tossed up a touch more, defended to off for a quick run

17.3

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, very full and on the stumps, Hussey drives but can only get a thick inside edge back onto pad

17.4

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, tossed up and outside the off, again driven, no chance of a run and a priceless dot ball

17.5

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, 1 run, fullish and outside the off, driven inside out through cover and that's a couple more to Australia in a good over for India

17.6

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, 1 run, very full and on the pads, speared in, not much the batsman can do but work the ball to the on side. End of a fine over from Harbhajan

End of over 18 (3 runs) Australia 162/5 (27 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 9.00, RRR: 13.50)

    • BJ Haddin 2 (2b)
    • MEK Hussey 12 (8b 1x6)
    • Harbhajan Singh 4-0-24-1
    • IK Pathan 4-0-44-2

27 needed from 12 now. This is going down to the wire. RP Singh comes on.

18.1

Singh to Haddin, no run, short of a length and outside the off, big swing and a miss from Haddin

27 needed from 11 now

18.2

Singh to Haddin, no run, quick one outside the off, angling away from Haddin who swings and misses, through to the keeper

27 from 10. Getting harder for Australia

18.3

Singh to Haddin, 1 no ball, Very high full-toss from RP Singh. A beamer from RP Singh that hits Haddin on the head almost. He just manages to fend it away with glove. No-ball called and RP apologises

18.3

Singh to Haddin, 1 run, full and on the off, driven at, thick inside edge back onto pad

25 from 9 needed now

18.4

Singh to Hussey, 1 run, short of a driving length, on the off, heaved over the infield but it won't go all the way, just the single

24 now needed from 8

18.5

Singh to Haddin, no run, very full and outside the off, going away with the angle, another huge swing and a miss and nothing but air. No contact between bat and ball and another drop of gold for India, a dot ball

18.6

Singh to Haddin, 2 runs, driven down to long-off, a couple of runs and end of a quality over from RP Singh

End of over 19 (5 runs) Australia 167/5 (22 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 8.78, RRR: 22.00)

    • BJ Haddin 5 (8b)
    • MEK Hussey 13 (9b 1x6)
    • RP Singh 4-0-33-0
    • Harbhajan Singh 4-0-24-1

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

19.1

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

19.2

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

19.3

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

MEK Hussey c Yuvraj Singh b Joginder Sharma 13 (28m 12b 0x4 1x6) SR: 108.33

22 needed from 3 balls

19.4

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

19.5

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

B Lee b Joginder Sharma 2 (1m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

19.6

Joginder Sharma to Johnson, FOUR, 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

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!

End of over 20 (6 runs) Australia 173/7 (16 runs required)

    • MG Johnson 4 (1b 1x4)
    • BJ Haddin 5 (8b)
    • Joginder Sharma 3-0-37-2
    • RP Singh 4-0-33-0
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