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Best performances - Batsmen

MJ Clarke
MJ Clarke
79(108) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %87%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 24 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
5 0 7 5 26 11 5 19
MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni
37(50) 1x4 - 0x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 20 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
3 4 7 3 7 11 1 1

Best performances - Bowlers

IK Pathan
O10
M1
R41
W4
Eco4.10
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
MG Johnson
MG Johnson
O10
M1
R42
W3
Eco4.20
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

So Australia beat India by 50 runs, pocketing a bonus point as well. India did so well to keep the hosts to 203 but their batting just didn't click. Mitchell Johnson was the pick of the lot, with 3 for 42, but he was well supported by Hopes, Bracken and Hogg.

Michael Clarke's sensible 79 was the backbone of Australia's total. India's seam bowlers were excellent again, with Ishant Sharma starting the slide and Pathan reverse-swinging the ball well to bag 4 for 41. It all came up futile as India's batsmen failed to back their bowlers. Australia stay at the top of the points table.

India versus Sri Lanka, at Adelaide on February 19 (13:45 local, 03:15 GMT), now becomes a tighter contest.

Over to the post-match presentation: Dhoni is disappointed about the way his side approached their chase of a small target. Says its a learning process for the youngsters. Doesn't think Yuvraj's useless shot was the turning point. Is still a bit annoyed at the call that ran himself out.

Ponting isn't impressed with his team's batting but thanks his bowlers for turning in a sharp night. He's happy to take the bonus point. Knew that if he got early wickets he had a chance, because India were a batsman short. Credits Hopes for his two wickets. Ponting looks forward to a three-day rest before Australia travel to Melbourne.

The Man-of-the-Match award is handed over to Clarke for his half-century.

Thats all we have for you tonight. Do join us for game eight. Until then, cheers!

41.2
W
Bracken to Patel, OUT, edged and well held! Bracken moves around the stumps and gets Munaf edging to Gilchrist, who initially moves to his left but adjusts to pluck a good one-handed catch to his right ... thats five dismissals for him today and he jumps about in celebration

MM Patel c †Gilchrist b Bracken 0 (11m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

41.1
1
Bracken to I Sharma, 1 run, serves up a low full toss that he drives to cover, there was a second there but Munaf stands his ground

Nathan Bracken comes back

END OF OVER:
41 | (maiden) | INDIA: 152/9 (52 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 3.70, RRR: 5.77)

  • Munaf Patel0 (8b)
  • Ishant Sharma1 (9b)
  • Brad Hogg8-1-30-2
  • Mitchell Johnson10-1-42-3
40.6
0
Hogg to Patel, no run, full and flat and Munaf makes room, driving the ball to cover

"Come on, George, clean 'em up!" chirps Gilchrist

40.5
0
Hogg to Patel, no run, this one spins across him and he steers it to the man at gully
40.4
0
Hogg to Patel, no run, quicker one, 98ks on leg stump, played back to Hogg
40.3
0
Hogg to Patel, no run, flatter one spins down and Munaf awkwardly plays it back to Hogg
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  • India squander chance handed by bowlers

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  • Hopeless Hopes soars

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  • Dhoni calls for improved show from batsmen

    Mahendra Singh Dhoni was clear where India lost the game: the failure of his batsmen to show more responsibility

  • Ponting says slump not IPL-related

    Ricky Ponting has brushed aside suggestions that off-field distractions centring on Australian participation in the IPL has led to his current slump in form

India 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st20SR TendulkarG Gambhir
2nd35G GambhirIK Pathan
3rd4G GambhirRG Sharma
4th0Yuvraj SinghRG Sharma
5th56MS DhoniYuvraj Singh
6th19MS DhoniRV Uthappa
7th7Harbhajan SinghRV Uthappa
8th9RV UthappaS Sreesanth
9th2S SreesanthI Sharma
10th1MM PatelI Sharma