Player of the Match
Player of the Match
203dThe Bulletin by Brydon Coverdale

India's bowlers keep series alive

India's bowlers fought back from a blistering opening by Matthew Hayden to snatch an eight-run victory and keep the seven-match series alive

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

ML Hayden
92(92) 11x4 - 2x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 22 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
4 4 12 5 21 18 7 21
SR Tendulkar
SR Tendulkar
79(119) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 29 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
5 6 22 16 19 3 4 4

Best performances - Bowlers

JR Hopes
O9
M0
R43
W2
Eco4.77
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Harbhajan Singh
O10
M0
R43
W2
Eco4.30
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

END OF OVER:
50 | 7 Runs | AUS: 283/7 (9 runs required, RR: 5.66)

  • Brett Lee5 (9b)
  • James Hopes23 (20b)
  • Zaheer Khan9-0-68-0
  • RP Singh9-1-66-2

Mahendra Singh Dhoni will be a relieved man. It's his first win as ODI captain and has taken four games to come by.

The Man of the Match is Mahendra Singh Dhoni for his all-round performance with bat and behind the stumps. That's all we have for you from the live commentary team. See you at the next game. This is Anand Vasu, saying cheers and goodbye, signing off.

49.6
0
Khan to Lee, no run, swing and a miss and it's all over. India have won by 8 runs! It's been a really tight finish and finally India have managed to win a game in this series.
49.5
1
Khan to Hopes, 1 run, another full ball, played back to Zaheer, he dives and fields. He thinks about throwing one end, then the other, lobs it towards the striker's end. Just one run taken
49.4
1
Khan to Lee, 1 run, low full-toss on the stumps, driven at, only the single as the ball is dug out
49.3
0
Khan to Lee, no run, short of a length, on the stumps, Lee has a huge swing and a miss, through to the keeper
49.2
1
Khan to Hopes, 1 run, fullish and on the stumps, driven to the off side, just the single this time
49.1
4
Khan to Hopes, FOUR runs, Bang! That is a quality hit to begin the over from Hopes. The ball is full, straight and right in the slot. Hopes cashes in with a straight drive that races away to the fence

16 needed from 6 now. Zaheer Khan to bowl.

Australia 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st37ML HaydenAC Gilchrist
2nd85ML HaydenRT Ponting
3rd10ML HaydenMJ Clarke
4th58ML HaydenA Symonds
5th56A SymondsBJ Hodge
6th22A SymondsJR Hopes
7th0GB HoggJR Hopes
8th15B LeeJR Hopes