Player of the Match
Player of the Match

10.35pm Ponting is indeed Man of the Match. "Another good win by us," he says. "It had been coming for a while, the top order were going to get some runs. I spoke to the guys this morning about trying to get some momentum going into the finals and all the guys did that."

Thanks for joining me today, do come back for some more fun on Tuesday when Sri Lanka face off against India.

10.30pm "There were quite a few positives," reckons Dhoni. "The way we kept them to 318 was a good one." They've not made it to the finals of course. "We would like to win that game so that we can go through," he says of the next encounter on Tuesday.

10.25pm Well that's been an excellent day's cricket at the SCG. Both sides' batting at last came good and provided some full-on entertainment, with both Ponting and Gambhir posting hundreds.

Stay with me for the reaction and the Man of the Match. Ponting? While we're waiting for that, actually, in a press conference during the Chappell-Hadlee earlier this summer Ponting was miffed when, scoring runs for fun, not one of the press asked him in his post-match press conference in Adelaide. "By the way I got a hundred today, boys," he smirked, but you can bet all the questions will be for his batting tonight after he recovered his form in some style.

A smiling Lee now says "All in all in was a great day for everyone." And then that sportsman's cliche... stepping up to the plate? Nearly. "Everyone put their hand up." It's true, though.

49.1
W
Lee to I Sharma, OUT, the yorker zeros in on off, Sharma's too late on it and watches his stumps castle. Terrific bowling from Lee, those no-balls apart ahem, and he ends with five

I Sharma b Lee 2 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

The last over coming, a mere 19 required. Here's Lee

A great innings ends, 51 from 46 balls in 86 minutes and Lee's on a hat-trick

47.5
W
Lee to Uthappa, OUT, down the track and Uthappa swipes from outside off up and over to midwicket where Hussey takes the catch

RV Uthappa c Hussey b Lee 51 (95m 46b 4x4 1x6) SR: 110.86

Uthappa to face as they crossed

Big blow for India, these two were gaining some excellent momentum

47.4
W
Lee to Harbhajan Singh, OUT, slower ball outside off, Harbhajan backs away and cuts up high, the ball catching the outsdie edge, Gilchrist takes the catch

Harbhajan Singh c †Gilchrist b Lee 20 (16m 11b 3x4 0x6) SR: 181.81

The highest score made here by a side batting second, incidentally

47.3
4
Lee to Harbhajan Singh, FOUR runs, wide down leg and he nutmegs himself in slapping it through his legs down leg
46.2
4
Bracken to Uthappa, FOUR runs, hey now, down the track and that is very cheeksville indeed, Uthappa turning it from outside off, round the corner and picking the gap well

Ponting is stony faced, chewing gum. Well, it started like a Twenty20, and it's finishing like one

45.5
4
Clark to Harbhajan Singh, FOUR runs, formidable shot, with plenty of power, Harbhajan steps out of his crease and flat-bats it hard straight to the boundary
45.3
4
Clark to Harbhajan Singh, FOUR runs, outside off, he stands still and waits for the ball to come, little footwork but it doesn't matter as he cuts hard through the covers

Hopes celebrates and Irfan walks off following a useful cameo

44.5
W
Hopes to Pathan, OUT, outside off, good length, a lap sweep and he picks out Bracken on the 45

IK Pathan c Bracken b Hopes 22 (25m 21b 2x4 0x6) SR: 104.76

43.4
4
Clark to Uthappa, FOUR runs, shortish outside off and Uthappa wastes no time in pulling from there ub front of square. That travels
42.6
4
Bracken to Uthappa, FOUR runs, tracer bullet bisects long off and long on, a straight pull that absolutely lashes towards the ropes
41.3
4
Hogg to Pathan, FOUR runs, comes out of his crease and pulls hard wide of mid-on
40.3
4
Bracken to Pathan, FOUR runs, down the track now and Irfan sends that booming over extra cover for a full-blooded four and he deserved every run

Gambhir is understandably disappointed, half-heartedly swishing his bat into the ground, too upset to be completely angry

39.1
W
Hogg to Gambhir, OUT, big loop outside off and Hogg forces his way through as Gambhir goes to sweep to leg, Gilchrist taking the stumps with some sharp keeping

G Gambhir st †Gilchrist b Hogg 113 (177m 119b 9x4 1x6) SR: 94.95

The drinks are run on with a note as well. Message with a bottle you could say. Hogg's readying to bowl now

India 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st3SR TendulkarV Sehwag
2nd42G GambhirV Sehwag
3rd1G GambhirRG Sharma
4th5Yuvraj SinghG Gambhir
5th98MS DhoniG Gambhir
6th67G GambhirRV Uthappa
7th41RV UthappaIK Pathan
8th33Harbhajan SinghRV Uthappa
9th0RV UthappaS Sreesanth
10th9S SreesanthI Sharma