Result
7th Match (D/N), Brisbane, Feb 19 2012, Commonwealth Bank Series
288/5
(43.3/50 ov, target 289)
178
Australia won by 110 runs
Player Of The Match
Match centre 
Scorer: Sanjay Murari
Commentator: Kanishkaa Balachandran
Scorecard summary
Australia288/5(50 overs)
India178(43.3 overs)
MS Dhoni56 (84)
Suresh Raina28 (41)
Brett Lee3/49(10)
end of over 444 runs • 1 wicket
INDIA: 178/10CRR: 4.09 • RRR: 17.07 • Need 111 from 39b
Umesh Yadav6 (6)
Ben Hilfenhaus9.3-1-33-5
Mitchell Starc8-0-36-1

Presentation:

Dhoni: The breakthroughs put pressure on us. People often think about the asking rate. The two new balls make it a bit difficult so you have to respect that early on. It gets a bit easier to hit in the middle overs. Our bowlers were affected by the heat, they were cramping so it affected their execution."

Hilfenhaus is the Man of the Match: "The new white ball swings a lot and I like it for sure. I couldn't get Sachin through the Test series so I had to get him sometime."

Ponting: I thought out score was just above par. The Indians didn't hit that many boundaries so we were fantastic. We've turned the momentum back our way. We knew the pitch would offer a bit more at night. Great for Brett the way he bowled."

The debate over India's rotation will continue before their next match on Tuesday.

That's it from us. Thanks for your company. The cricket continues. Cheers everyone!

End of match: Australia move to the top of the table, thanks in no small way to a lackluster performance by India. They now move to the top of the table. Anything above 260 was always going to intimidate India, going by the last few chases, so Australia practically won this game when they stepped out for the second innings. Lee and Hilfenhaus had the better of the bowling conditions and ensured the Indian top order didn't turn things around.

43.3
w
Hilfenhaus to Khan, OUT
Five for Hilfenhaus! He really must buy Wade a few drinks for this catch, Zaheer makes room to a short delivery on the body, takes his eyes off the ball and top edges the pull, Wade runs all the way towards short square leg and takes the catch on the dive, very similar to the one that got Irfan. Five catches for Wade as well!
Z Khan c †Wade b Hilfenhaus 9 (14m 11b 2x4 0x6) SR: 81.81
43.2
4
Hilfenhaus to Khan, FOUR runs
another misfield! Zaheer makes room and he slams it wide of mid-off, Lee slides and fails to get a hand to it
43.1
Hilfenhaus to Khan, no run
makes room and Zaheer checks his shot and plays it back to the bowler
end of over 436 runs
INDIA: 174/9CRR: 4.04 • RRR: 16.42 • Need 115 from 42b
Umesh Yadav6 (6)
Zaheer Khan5 (8)
Mitchell Starc8-0-36-1
Ben Hilfenhaus9-1-29-4
42.6
2
Starc to Yadav, 2 runs
makes room and carves it over extra cover
42.5
Starc to Yadav, no run
backs away to a full delivery and swings and misses
42.4
Starc to Yadav, no run
lands it outside the off stump and he safely leaves it alone
42.3
Starc to Yadav, no run
42.2
4
Starc to Yadav, FOUR runs
makes room and he carves it towards deep cover and Michael Hussey completely fluffs it and concedes a four
42.1
Starc to Yadav, no run
Starc beats him outside the off stump
end of over 42Wicket maiden
INDIA: 168/9CRR: 4 • RRR: 15.12 • Need 121 from 48b
Zaheer Khan5 (8)
Umesh Yadav0 (0)
Ben Hilfenhaus9-1-29-4
Brett Lee10-0-49-3
41.6
Hilfenhaus to Khan, no run
Zaheer looks like he's out to chop an imaginary tree, swinging his axe and failing to make contact, too bad Forrest isn't bowling
41.5
Hilfenhaus to Khan, no run
makes room and thumps a short delivery down to mid-on
41.4
Hilfenhaus to Khan, no run
sharp bouncer and the bowler gets a warning from the square leg umpire
41.3
Hilfenhaus to Khan, no run
makes room and he swings and misses
41.2
Hilfenhaus to Khan, no run
41.1
w
Hilfenhaus to Pathan, OUT
Pathan aims to slog that over the on side, made room and had a wild swing and got a thick top edge that swirled behind him, Wade did extremely well to sprint to his left and take the catch on the fall
IK Pathan c †Wade b Hilfenhaus 19 (52m 27b 1x4 1x6) SR: 70.37
end of over 4110 runs • 1 wicket
INDIA: 168/8CRR: 4.09 • RRR: 13.44 • Need 121 from 54b
Zaheer Khan5 (3)
Irfan Pathan19 (26)
Brett Lee10-0-49-3
Ben Hilfenhaus8-0-29-3
40.6
4
Lee to Khan, FOUR runs
fullish in length on the off stump and he uses his wrists well and clips it wide of midwicket, beats the diving fielder
40.5
Lee to Khan, no run
fast yorker outside off and he makes room but fails to dig it out
40.4
1
Lee to Pathan, 1 run
short from round the wicket and he pulls him down to deep square leg
Best performances - batsmen
MEK Hussey
59 runs (52)
6 fours
0 sixes
Control75%
Productive shot
leg glance
19 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
8194181045
MS Dhoni
56 runs (84)
2 fours
1 sixes
Control79%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
15 runs
1 fours
1 sixes
40291811111
Best performances - bowlers
BW Hilfenhaus
O
9.3
M
1
R
33
W
5
Eco
3.47
B Lee
O
10
M
0
R
49
W
3
Eco
4.90
Match details
Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane
TossAustralia , elected to bat first
SeriesCommonwealth Bank Series 2012
Player Of The Match
Ben Hilfenhaus
Match numberODI no. 3244
Season2011/12
Hours of play (local time)13.20 start, First Session 13.20-16.50, Interval 16.50-17.35, Second Session 17.35-21.05
Match days19 February 2012 - day/night match (50-over match)
Umpires
Billy Bowden
Steve Davis
TV Umpire
Bruce Oxenford
Reserve Umpire
Paul Reiffel
Match Referee
Andy Pycroft
PointsAustralia 5, India 0