Player of the Match
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141dThe Bulletin by Dileep Premachandran

Big-hitting Dhoni helps level series

India romped home by 99 runs to leave the series all square as the teams packed their bags and headed to Delhi

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MS Dhoni
124(107) 9x4 - 3x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 52 runs
  • 5x4 - 2x6
4 2 25 8 34 27 14 10
G Gambhir
76(80) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 26 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
8 13 14 13 5 2 6 15

Best performances - Bowlers

RA Jadeja
O6.3
M0
R35
W3
Eco5.38
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
MG Johnson
O10
M0
R75
W3
Eco7.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Australia , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

7-match series level 1-1

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00 Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15

Match days

28 October 2009 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Join us in a short while for the post-match quotes. Meanwhile Bangladesh board have sent a short release: "The BCB President and the Board of Directors express deep condolences at the death of legendary umpire David Shephard. As a mark of respect the Match Officials and players of Bangladesh and Zimbabwe will wear black badge during tomorrow's 2nd ODI"

Ponting : "It was always going to be a hard run chase. The wicket was very good and it was a fantastic surface to play ODI. The dew didn't play that much a part as we though. Credit to India who outplayed us in all departments. Once the dew came in, we should have been just two wickets down but we had lost quite a few by then."

Man of the Match is MS Dhoni: "We lost Sachin early but Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag provided the ideal start. Then Yuvraj Singh played well. The platform was given for me to come and do my stuff. We knew that with five overs of Powerplay left, if we can take it at 38 or 40 overs we can always get to a big total. One of those innings that was good. The wicket was good and I exploited that. If you recall India A series in Nairobi, me and Gauti batted a lot and ran a lot. Aashish [Nehra] has been the pick of the bowlers. He has always done well. It was good to see Praveen Kumar bowling well today. Ishant also. Jadeja . . Bhaji also ... The 148 against Pakistan, the 183 against Sri Lanka, the Afro Asia game were good ... This innings was good because it came after a long time."

That's it from us. good bye and good luck

48.3
W
Jadeja to Hilfenhaus, OUT, Hilfenhaus is run out. He went down the track and dragged it to midwicket and set off for a single. He is sent back but too late. Yuvraj flicks it to Dhoni who breaks the stumps. India win by 99 runs and the series stands 1-1.

BW Hilfenhaus run out (Yuvraj Singh/†Dhoni) 16 (17m 12b 2x4 0x6) SR: 133.33

48.2
0
Jadeja to Hilfenhaus, no run, on the middle stump line, defended back to the bowler
48.1
0
Jadeja to Hilfenhaus, no run, short in length, pushed out to extra cover

END OF OVER:
48 | 9 Runs | AUS: 255/9 (100 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 5.31, RRR: 50.00)

  • Ben Hilfenhaus16 (9b)
  • Nathan Hauritz30 (32b)
  • Praveen Kumar8-1-37-2
  • Ishant Sharma8-0-34-2
47.6
1
Kumar to Hilfenhaus, 1 run, slips in a slower one, mistimes the drive back to PK who fumbles ...
47.5
2
Kumar to Hilfenhaus, 2 runs, fuller, lofted to wide long-on region for couple of runs
47.4
4
Kumar to Hilfenhaus, FOUR runs, bangs it in short and Hilfy smashes it to wide long-on boundary

Australia 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
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