Player of the Match
Player of the Match

END OF OVER:
20 | 6 Runs 2 Wkts | AUS: 173/7 (16 runs required, RR: 8.65)

  • Mitchell Johnson4 (1b)
  • Brad Haddin5 (8b)
  • Joginder Sharma3-0-37-2
  • RP Singh4-0-33-0

The players from both sides congratulate each other and the Indians are all out there celebrating. They came into this tournament rank outsiders and now India have beaten the best side in the world to set up a huge, huge final against Pakistan at Johannesburg

Stay with us and we'll bring you some of the comments from the post-match presentation.

Adam Gilchrist On the match: "Amazing spectacle. The crowd here enjoyed it a great deal. Today there were some moments when India were better than us. They ended deserved winners"

On how the game went: "We had to bat well. India had to bowl well. It was that sort of total. Some of their bowlers did a really good job. A couple of shots didn't go for us and we lacked momentum."

On India's bowling: "All credit to India. They sized up the conditions and bowled well. It just shows that if you put a score on the board in the big games it puts pressure on the opposition."

On the Twenty20 experience:"Bit of a learning curve for everyone. We came from four months off. India have been playing some cricket recently. Yuvraj's hitting everything out of the park, their bowlers

Mahendra Singh Dhoni "Before I start I should say I read an article by you in Cricinfo. You'd said Australia were the favourites. Today I think me and the boys, we proved you wrong." Well, there you go, India's Twenty20 and ODI captain reads Cricinfo. And apparently it's inspired him.

On the job his bowlers did: "We didn't have bowlers of extraordinary pace but they bowled right areas. Some of our bowlers didn't have that much pace. Like Joginder Sharma. People said he'd go for runs. He did really well today, bowling sensibly."

"We played without fear. If we play like this, with everyone supporting each other we're going to win more matches than we lose. We need to enjoy ourselves when we go out to the middle"

Yuvraj Singh, the Man of the Match, says: "We needed runs on the board playing against a team like Australia. I just went out there and played as well as I could. I'm happy the way I'm hitting the ball and want to continue like this in the last game. India v Pakistan is always a big game and it's a dream to get a match-up like that."

This is Anand Vasu, your commentator, signing off for the moment. It's been an absolute pleasure bringing this game to you. We hope you enjoyed the Cricinfo experience. Mahendra Singh Dhoni certainly did!

19.6
4
Joginder Sharma to Johnson, FOUR runs, short one banged in, it's pulled for four but none of the Indian fielders care. India are in the final and it's against arch-rivals Pakistan! This has been a cracker of a game and India have pulled one over Australia
19.5
W
Joginder Sharma to Lee, OUT, full, straight yorker and Lee has no chance as he has a big heave. The leg stump is uprooted and the Indians erupt in celebration. Another wicket as India really drive this win home

B Lee b Joginder Sharma 2 (1m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

19.4
2
Joginder Sharma to Lee, 2 runs, low full-toss on the off stump, thumped over the leg side, just two and now 20 needed from 2 balls. India are through to the final barring a no-ball

22 needed from 3 balls

19.3
W
Joginder Sharma to Hussey, OUT, short of a good length and outside the off, big heave to the on side, that one goes high rather than far, Yuvraj Singh runs across to wide long-on and holds the catch. Now surely that is the end of that. Big, big wicket for Joginder in a big over

MEK Hussey c Yuvraj Singh b Joginder Sharma 13 (28m 12b 0x4 1x6) SR: 108.33

19.2
0
Joginder Sharma to Hussey, no run, full and very straight, driven back down the pitch to the bowler. Another dot ball. This is now really tough for Australia
19.1
0
Joginder Sharma to Hussey, no run, fullish and outside the off, driven at, through to the keeper, no run. Great result from the first ball for Joginder and India

22 needed now from the final over. It's Joginder Sharma to bowl it. Real pressure here.

END OF OVER:
19 | 5 Runs | AUS: 167/5 (22 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 8.78, RRR: 22.00)

  • Brad Haddin5 (8b)
  • Michael Hussey13 (9b)
  • RP Singh4-0-33-0
  • Harbhajan Singh4-0-24-1
18.6
2
Singh to Haddin, 2 runs, driven down to long-off, a couple of runs and end of a quality over from RP Singh
18.5
0
Singh to Haddin, no run, very full and outside the off, going away with the angle, another huge swing and a miss and nothing but air. No contact between bat and ball and another drop of gold for India, a dot ball

24 now needed from 8

18.4
1
Singh to Hussey, 1 run, short of a driving length, on the off, heaved over the infield but it won't go all the way, just the single

25 from 9 needed now

18.3
1
Singh to Haddin, 1 run, full and on the off, driven at, thick inside edge back onto pad
18.3
1nb
Singh to Haddin, 1 no ball, Very high full-toss from RP Singh. A beamer from RP Singh that hits Haddin on the head almost. He just manages to fend it away with glove. No-ball called and RP apologises

27 from 10. Getting harder for Australia

18.2
0
Singh to Haddin, no run, quick one outside the off, angling away from Haddin who swings and misses, through to the keeper

27 needed from 11 now

18.1
0
Singh to Haddin, no run, short of a length and outside the off, big swing and a miss from Haddin

27 needed from 12 now. This is going down to the wire. RP Singh comes on.

END OF OVER:
18 | 3 Runs 1 Wkt | AUS: 162/5 (27 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 9.00, RRR: 13.50)

  • Brad Haddin2 (2b)
  • Michael Hussey12 (8b)
  • Harbhajan Singh4-0-24-1
  • Irfan Pathan4-0-44-2
17.6
1
Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, 1 run, very full and on the pads, speared in, not much the batsman can do but work the ball to the on side. End of a fine over from Harbhajan
17.5
1
Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, 1 run, fullish and outside the off, driven inside out through cover and that's a couple more to Australia in a good over for India
17.4
0
Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, tossed up and outside the off, again driven, no chance of a run and a priceless dot ball
17.3
0
Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, very full and on the stumps, Hussey drives but can only get a thick inside edge back onto pad
17.2
1
Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, 1 run, short of a good length, outside the off, tossed up a touch more, defended to off for a quick run
17.1
W
Harbhajan Singh to Clarke, OUT, Yorker! Michael Clarke doesn't expect this from Harbhajan and has no answer as he walks down the crease and the ball just spears into the leg stump. Another really quality bit of bowling and this might just be the wicket that tilts the scales in India's favour

MJ Clarke b Harbhajan Singh 3 (2m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

India are struggling a touch with bowling options given Joginder Sharma has disappeared for runs. It's Harbhajan to bowl.

END OF OVER:
17 | 11 Runs 1 Wkt | AUS: 159/4 (30 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 9.35, RRR: 10.00)

  • Michael Clarke3 (2b)
  • Michael Hussey11 (5b)
  • Irfan Pathan4-0-44-2
  • Joginder Sharma2-0-31-0
16.6
1
Pathan to Clarke, 1 run, slower ball, on the pads, once again Clarke works it away and this time it'll just be the single as short fine-leg fields
16.5
2
Pathan to Clarke, 2 runs, short of a good length, on the pads, clipped away wide of the fielder at short fine-leg for a couple
16.4
W
Pathan to Symonds, OUT, Another strike! It's a big one for India as Symonds loses his off stump. Pathan is bang on target as Symonds backs away and tries to hit. The ball crashes into off stump and India are right back in this nail-biter of a game

A Symonds b Pathan 43 (37m 26b 3x4 2x6) SR: 165.38

16.3
1
Pathan to Hussey, 1 run, fullish and outside the off, driven inside out to cover for a quick run
16.2
6
Pathan to Hussey, SIX runs, Crack! Now Hussey turns it on. Length ball outside the off. Hussey flat-bats this into the stands over wide long-on. Huge!
16.1
1
Pathan to Symonds, 1 run, down the leg side, flick played and missed, Dhoni just fails to gather and a bye is stolen

Australia 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st36ML HaydenAC Gilchrist
2nd32ML HaydenBJ Hodge
3rd66ML HaydenA Symonds
4th22A SymondsMEK Hussey
5th3MEK HusseyMJ Clarke
6th8MEK HusseyBJ Haddin
7th2B LeeBJ Haddin
8th4BJ HaddinMG Johnson

ICC Men's T20 World Cup

Group A
TeamMWLPTNRR
SA22040.974
BDESH21120.149
WI2020-1.233
Group B
TeamMWLPTNRR
AUS21120.987
ENG21120.209
ZIM2112-1.196
Group C
TeamMWLPTNRR
SL22044.721
NZ21122.396
KENYA2020-8.047
Group D
TeamMWLPTNRR
INDIA21030
PAK21121.275
SCOT2011-2.55
Group E
TeamMWLPTNRR
INDIA32140.75
NZ32140.05
SA3214-0.116
ENG3030-0.7
Group F
TeamMWLPTNRR
PAK33060.843
AUS32142.256
SL3122-0.697
BDESH3030-2.031