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454dThe Bulletin by Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

India end series on Twenty20 high

The one-day series might have gone but India lived up to their world champions tag in the Twenty20, finishing with a thumping seven-wicket win in Mumbai

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Ricky Ponting
76(53) 13x4 - 0x6
Control %59%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 25 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
13 5 6 4 11 11 9 17
Gautam Gambhir
63(52) 6x4 - 1x6
Control %61%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 13 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
5 2 20 9 10 3 8 6

Best performances - Bowlers

Irfan Pathan
O4
M0
R34
W2
Eco8.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Michael Clarke
O2
M0
R14
W1
Eco7.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Sehwag comes out, along with Uthappa and Karthik, to shake hands with Dhoni and Yuvraj, Now... the entire team troops out. Players from both sides shake hands.

HRG: "India, Australia and South Africa have won six Twenty20 games . Only Pakistan have won more: 8. Australia have lost six games and the other team to lose more is England with 8 defeats."

Ponting: "We didn't probably get enough runs on the board. Their spinners bowled well. They did a good job in the middle of the innings. We enjoyed our tour, to win a series here was really nice. I thought Mitchell Johnson was terrific. Michael Clarke and Andrew Symonds too were terrific."

Harbhajan wins Rs 100,000 for being the most economical bowler.

Yuvraj Singh wins Rs 100,000 for being the best fielder and collects another lakh for hitting most number of the sixes.

Man of the Match: Its Gautham Gambhir and he wins a car.

Dhoni: "We wanted to enjoy the game. The bench mark was to be intense on the fied. We bowled superbly, in the consistent areas and the batsmen did the job. Gambhir played excellently and I think he has sealed a berth to the upcoming Pakistan series. "

The Indian players get on top of the car. Harbhajan is sitting on the bonnet while Dinesh Kartik, Uthappa, Yuvraj Singh and Rohit Sharma sit on the top. The others lean on the car and pose for the pictures. India have ended the series on a Twenty20 high.

This is Sriram Veera, signing off. Thanks for logging on. Alvida!

18.1
6
Lee to Dhoni, SIX runs, A stunning pull for a six over long leg. Game over. Lee banged it in short, on the middle stump line and Dhoni unfurled a feisty pull over the ropes. India have ended the series on a Twenty20 high.

END OF OVER:
18 | 4 Runs | INDIA: 161/3 (6 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 8.94, RRR: 3.00)

  • MS Dhoni3 (4b)
  • Yuvraj Singh31 (25b)
  • Ben Hilfenhaus4-0-28-1
  • Stuart Clark4-0-33-0
17.6
1
Hilfenhaus to Dhoni, 1 run, yorker on the middle and leg, jabbed away to the on side for a single.
17.5
1lb
Hilfenhaus to Yuvraj Singh, 1 leg bye, fuller, just outside leg stump, Yuvraj misses his drive and the ball rolls off the pad to third man region
17.4
0
Hilfenhaus to Yuvraj Singh, no run, moves outside leg stump, its a length delivery curving in on the leg stump line, pulled to Ponting at midwicket
17.3
0
Hilfenhaus to Yuvraj Singh, no run, yorker outside off and Yuvraj tries to dab it through the slip region but makes no contact
17.2
1
Hilfenhaus to Dhoni, 1 run, drifting to the pads and turned to fine leg for a single. India need just 8 more.

India 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st20G GambhirV Sehwag
2nd82G GambhirRV Uthappa
3rd41Yuvraj SinghG Gambhir
4th24MS DhoniYuvraj Singh