Player of the Match
Player of the Match

50 | 5 Runs 3 Wkts | INDIA: 354/7 | RR: 7.08

  • Harbhajan Singh1 (1b)
  • Mitchell Johnson10-0-75-3
  • Peter Siddle10-0-55-1

355 to win. India's highest ODI score against Australia. In fact it's the highest by any team batting first against Australia; India's 12th score of 350 or more in ODIs - they've won each of their previous 11 matches; Dhoni's 124 is the highest by a captain against Australia, going past Jayasuriya 122 in Sydney in 2003;

The highest Australia have successfully chased in ODIs is 326 against South Africa in 2002. Join us in a short while for the run chase. Hopefully, Ponting and co will make it an exciting chase.

Nick: "ARG! This frustrates me SO much. Hilfenhaus has been given so many chances in the one-dayers and has never looked convincing. Meanwhile, Bollinger, who looked brilliant against Pakistan, sits on the sidelines...unbelievable!"

SR Raman: "Dhoni has scored the highest runs by a wicket keeper batsman against Australia bettering the 116 set by Kamran akmal"

Lucas: "I totally agree with Nick here... But why aren't the selectors looking to Stuart Clark in these situations? Think back to the CLT20, his econ. was ridiculous. He'll pick the wickets too... I just don't get it!"

Johnson to Kumar, 1 run, OUT, PK is run out full in length around the off stump line, turned to thrid man. PK came back for the second run ... Again Paine does a fine job to collect the slightly wide throw and flick it away to the stumps to run out Praveen Kumar

P Kumar run out (Siddle/†Paine) 1 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Johnson to Raina, OUT, Another sharp catch from Paine. Raina edged the intended lofted hit to long-on and the ball appeared to be flying over Paine who leaped to bring it back to earth. What a gem of a cameo from Raina, though. Bosh. Biff. Wham bham stuff from him.

SK Raina c †Paine b Johnson 62 (68m 50b 6x4 1x6) SR: 124.00

Johnson to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, fullish, outside off, Harbhajan slices it to right of wide third man for a single
Johnson to Dhoni, OUT, Dhoni falls after a superbly paced knock. It was a full delivery on the off stump line, he tried to whip it across the line but edged it to right of Paine who takes a tumbling catch. Dhoni gets a standing ovation from the crowd. He started off ,dealing in singles, before he turned violent in the end

MS Dhoni c †Paine b Johnson 124 (141m 107b 9x4 3x6) SR: 115.88

Johnson to Raina, 1 run, outside off stump, Raina runs it down to third man.
Johnson to Dhoni, 1 run, dropped by Ponting Dhoni went for the big bottom-hand powered lofted drive but sliced it away really high in the air. Ponting back-pedaled from cover but didn't judge it well and the ball dipped behind him
Johnson to Dhoni, 1 wide, from round the stumps but slips in a wide delivery outside off stump. Raina walks across to punch Dhoni's gloves

49 | 10 Runs | INDIA: 349/4 | RR: 7.12

  • Suresh Raina61 (48b)
  • MS Dhoni123 (105b)
  • Peter Siddle10-0-55-1
  • Shane Watson5-0-47-0
Siddle to Raina, FOUR runs, Fab shot. He moved outside leg, waited for the full ball, crouched to flick it to deep backward square-leg boundary. He expected the full delivery and was ready
Siddle to Dhoni, 1 run, moves outside leg, Siddle fires it really full outside off, Dhoni reaches out to jam it past backward point
Siddle to Dhoni, no run, another fine full delivery, jabbed away to the on side
Siddle to Dhoni, no run, fine yorker on the base of middle stump, dug out back to the bowler and Ponting applauds the effort
Siddle to Dhoni, FOUR runs, fullish, on the leg stump line, Dhoni ensures that the front foot doesn't come in the way and flicks it to deep square-leg boundary. That bottom-hand working overtime.
Siddle to Raina, 1 run, moves outside leg, Siddle follows him with a full toss, Raina, who is cramped for room, shovels it away towards long-off

48 | 10 Runs | INDIA: 339/4 | RR: 7.06

  • Suresh Raina56 (46b)
  • MS Dhoni118 (101b)
  • Shane Watson5-0-47-0
  • Ben Hilfenhaus10-0-83-1
Watson to Raina, 1 run, goes for the yorker again, dips in front of Raina who reaches out, tries to take it on the full and makes contact with the bottom of that bat; the ball rolls away to long-off
Watson to Raina, 2 runs, low dipping full toss, swung away wide of deep midwicket for couple of runs

Australia 2nd innings Partnerships

1st20SR WatsonTD Paine
2nd21RT PontingSR Watson
3rd4RT PontingCL White
4th48MEK HusseyCL White
5th47MEK HusseyAC Voges
6th40SE MarshAC Voges
7th14MG JohnsonAC Voges
8th29NM HauritzMG Johnson
9th7NM HauritzPM Siddle
10th25NM HauritzBW Hilfenhaus