Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    25.2 Watson won't get his ton. Pity, considering how well he played today but that's that. Harbhajan has achieved the breakthrough. It was the loopy flighted delivery on the off stump line, Watson went for the big slog sweep but edged it high to deep midwicket 145/1
    42.5 Marsh's fine innings comes to an end courtesy a good catch by Gambhir at long-on. Marsh had lofted the length delivery high towards long-on where Gambhir back-pedaled before lunging towards his right to take it. It was Marsh's maiden ODI hundred, surely many more to come. Well played boss. 270/3
    38.5 Done in by the slower one this time. It landed back of length on the middle, Ponting went for the pull but didn't pick the change of pace and the middle stump has been pegged back 236/2
    49.6 Super catch by Tendulkar at sweeper cover and he throws the ball down on the ground in disgust. It was the full delivery well outside off, sliced again by White and Tendulkar rushes in and dives forward to take a neat catch. What a mammoth target set up by Australia. Super duper batting from them. 350/4
    not out
    12 (lb 6, nb 1, w 5)
    350/4 (50 Overs, RR: 7.0)
    Fall of wickets: 1-145 (Shane Watson, 25.2 ov), 2-236 (Ricky Ponting, 38.5 ov), 3-270 (Shaun Marsh, 42.5 ov), 4-350 (Cameron White, 49.6 ov)
    P Kumar906827.55235310
    A Nehra1007917.90246420
    MM Patel907308.11206311
    RA Jadeja504408.8083200
    Harbhajan Singh1004414.40291100
    Yuvraj Singh703605.14172000
    8.5 Bollinger, who dropped Sehwag earlier, finds self-redemption. Good stuff from Hilfy who bowled a bouncer to force Sehwag topedge the pull behind short fine-leg; Bollinger ran back to collect a very good catch 66/1
    47.1 Sachin is gone, the crowd go silent before giving him a standing ovation. Tendulkar moved across the stumps, McKay, known for his slower one, bowled one from back of the hand and it bounced. Tendulkar tries to paddle-scoop it over short fine-leg but alas for him it goes straight up and the fielder takes a dolly. But spare a thought for Sachin. What a great knock this has been. He has entertained one and all with a fabulous innings and taken India close. Will the rest do the job or will it be Chennai 1999 all over again? Can Australia go for the kill? 332/7
    13.3 Steered straight to third man. what a nice little moment for McKay. His first ODI wicket. It was the short delivery outside off, shoulder high, Gambhir upper cuts it straight to Hilfenhaus 92/2
    18.3 Ah! what a soft dismissal. It was a short-of-length delivery on the leg and middle line, Yuvraj tries to tuck it to square-leg for a single and lobs a dolly back to the delighted Watson who roars 126/3
    23.3 What a catch by Voges. Superb interception at point. It was short and wide, asking to be hit , and Dhoni carved it low to right of backward point where Voges makes a stunning diving catch. Tendulkar stands alone. 162/4
    42.3 And then they were five. It was the short delivery, Raina top-edges the pull and Manou runs back to take a very good tumbling catch. Fine supporting act comes to an end. 299/5
    42.6 Double strike by Watson and Australia roar back in style. The famed Australianism; they refuse to fade away. It was the length delivery straightening outside off, Harbhajan tries to wrist to the point/ thirdman region but gets a feather nick. Tendulkar is still there and India's hopes rest on his big broad bat. 300/6
    47.4 It looks like Chennai 1999 here folks. Exit SRT and the collapse begins. Jadeja is run out He was run out last game under similar pressure condition and he has succumbed again. It was pushed straight to cover and Jadjea sets for a non-existent single. PK does the obvious thing: sends him back but too late. The throw comes in to the bowler who takes out the stumps. Australian fielders erupt in joy 333/8
    49.4 Hauritz you beauty! Hauritz with the deadly throw and PK is run out. It was referred to third umpire,. It was driven hard to left of long-off and they go for the second run. Hauritz fires it to the striker's end where PK is scampering hard. He reaches out with his bat and tries to slide it in. Perhaps, he should have tried to dive in. The ball rushes past him, reaches Manou who breaks the stumps with the bat just outside the line! Australianism prevails. They refused to fade away, refused to give an inch and India, despite a great knock from Sachin, fall short. Just like that last dismissal. What a game. Immense fun. 347/10
    48.1 And then they were two. Australia rock on. What a wonderful fighting performance from Oz. IT was the full delivery and Nehra chips it straight to long-on! The crowd fall silent as Nehra trudges off. In the middle, a cloud of yellow are in charge and celebrating in the huddle. 335/9
    not out
    17 (b 1, lb 5, nb 3, w 8)
    347 all out (49.4 Overs, RR: 6.98)
    Fall of wickets: 1-66 (Virender Sehwag, 8.5 ov), 2-92 (Gautam Gambhir, 13.3 ov), 3-126 (Yuvraj Singh, 18.3 ov), 4-162 (MS Dhoni, 23.3 ov), 5-299 (Suresh Raina, 42.3 ov), 6-300 (Harbhajan Singh, 42.6 ov), 7-332 (Sachin Tendulkar, 47.1 ov), 8-333 (Ravindra Jadeja, 47.4 ov), 9-335 (Ashish Nehra, 48.1 ov), 10-347 (Praveen Kumar, 49.4 ov)
    BW Hilfenhaus1007217.202710031
    DE Bollinger1007517.50236232
    CJ McKay1005935.90306120
    SR Watson8.404735.42253200
    NM Hauritz504308.6092300
    AC Voges301906.3371100
    MEK Hussey302608.6664000

Match Details


Australia , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Australia led the 7-match series 3-2

Match number


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

5 November 2009 - day/night match (50-over match)

ODI debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

India 2nd innings Partnerships

1st66SR TendulkarV Sehwag
2nd26SR TendulkarG Gambhir
3rd34SR TendulkarYuvraj Singh
4th36SR TendulkarMS Dhoni
5th137SR TendulkarSK Raina
6th1SR TendulkarHarbhajan Singh
7th32SR TendulkarRA Jadeja
8th1P KumarRA Jadeja
9th2A NehraP Kumar
10th12MM PatelP Kumar