At Uppal, Hyderabad, October 5, 2007. Australia won by 47 runs. Toss: Australia.
The Indians showed more fight, but there was an air of inevitability about the result as Australia's
overall strength - with Ponting back after a hamstring injury, replacing the unfortunate Haddin -
helped them prevail once more. They began solidly then built on Symonds's 67-ball 89, which
contained as many sixes as fours (five of each), to post a total that always looked beyond India. By now the match referee had silenced the annoying on-field chatter, but India were powerless to
halt Symonds's charge. He controlled the tempo to perfection, hitting Australia out of trouble
every time they appeared vulnerable, and even a withering assault from Yuvraj Singh could not
save India from another comfortable defeat. Yuvraj, every bit as brutal as Symonds and often more
pleasing to the eye, ploughed a lone furrow for 121 off 115 balls. Australia's fast bowlers, Lee
and Johnson, were proving to be a menace at the top of the order but, almost unnoticed, the
unorthodox slow left-armer Hogg was growing to be the real threat.
Man of the Match: A. Symonds.