result
2nd ODI, Kochi, Oct 2 2007, Australia tour of India
(47.3/50 ov, target 307)222
Australia won by 84 runs
Player Of The Match
87* (69)
brad-haddin
14y
• The Bulletin by Anand Vasu

Haddin and Symonds star in Australia's 84-run win

Australia went 1-0 up, stamping their authority even in the absence of Ricky Ponting, winning by 84 runs

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Scorecard summary
Australia306/6(50 overs)
India222/10(47.3 overs)
MS Dhoni58 (88)
Brad Hogg3/40(9.3)

So that ends what's been a largely one-sided clash with Australia taking a 1-0 lead. They posted a 300-plus score for the second successive game and recovered from a shaky start as they had done in Bangalore.

Chasing 307 was never going to be easy and India's top-order wobble meant they were always playing catch up. The Australians bowled with discipline and fielded with energy and the spinners finally sealed the issue on a wearing pitch.

There will be talk about India's decision at the toss but Australia were no doubt the better team overall. The series now moves to Hyderabad where the team clash in the third one-dayer on October 5.

Thank you for joining us for this one. From me, Siddhartha Vaidyanathan, and my fellow commentator Kanishkaa Balachandran it's good night and good luck.

47.3
W
Hogg to Dhoni, OUT

Got 'em! All over. The googly ends it all, Dhoni flashes at one outside off and the top-edge flies to short third man where Brad Hodge dived full length and completed a fine catch

MS Dhoni c Hodge b Hogg 58 (134m 88b 2x4 2x6) SR: 65.9

Raghu says: I hope that this game and the aborted Indian innings in the 1st ODI will make the selectors realise that it is time to blood new players. The Fab 3 Sachin, Saurav and Rahul have given yeoman service to Indian cricket but it is time to make changes. The selectors should think of even sacrificing the present series in order to give young players a sustained run in the side to build

47.2
6
Hogg to Dhoni, SIX runs

flighted up outside off, Dhoni brings out the whiplash and smotes it over midwicket for six

47.1
1
Hogg to Sreesanth, 1 run

outside leg stump, flicked away for a single

end of over 472 runs
INDIA: 215/9CRR: 4.57 RRR: 30.66
Sreesanth6 (24)
MS Dhoni52 (86)
James Hopes 7-0-33-1
Brad Hogg 9-0-33-2
46.6
1
Hopes to Sreesanth, 1 run

slower ball this time and Sreesanth defends it to mid-off and takes off for a single

46.5
1
Hopes to Dhoni, 1 run

tapped to cover for a single

46.4
Hopes to Dhoni, no run

smacked down to long-off but he doesn't take a single

46.3
Hopes to Dhoni, no run

That's a KO. Full and straight, Dhoni cracks it powerfully and knocks Sreesanth out cold. He can't get out of the way, in the non-striker's end, and seems to have suffered a serious blow to the head. The Australian fielders are surrounding him and he's getting some treatment now. That would have been painful, especially in front of his home crowd.

He's back up now and even manages a smile. Wants to bat on. Now that gets a cheer from the Kochi crowd.

46.2
Hopes to Dhoni, no run

defended back to the bowler, still keeping it tight

46.1
Hopes to Dhoni, no run

straight and full, smacked to square leg but they decline the single

James Hopes on with India having no hopes. Ouch

end of over 463 runs
INDIA: 213/9CRR: 4.63 RRR: 23.50
Sreesanth5 (23)
MS Dhoni51 (81)
Brad Hogg 9-0-33-2
Mitchell Johnson 9-1-46-1
45.6
2lb
Hogg to Sreesanth, 2 leg byes

spins back into him and they collect two leg byes

45.5
Hogg to Sreesanth, no run

down the track but misses again. Any problems with those glasses, Sree? Actually Hogg is tough to hit, even for quality batsmen

45.4
Hogg to Sreesanth, no run

attempted slog sweep but can't get the timing right

45.3
Hogg to Sreesanth, no run

turning in from off to middle, Sreesanth tries to glide it down to third man but can't get it past square

45.2
Hogg to Sreesanth, no run

a swing and a miss, some turn for Hogg, Sreesanth doesn't get bat on ball

45.1
1
Hogg to Dhoni, 1 run

slogged to midwicket for a single

Hogg on now

end of over 4511 runs
INDIA: 210/9CRR: 4.66 RRR: 19.40
MS Dhoni50 (80)
Sreesanth5 (18)
Mitchell Johnson 9-1-46-1
Brad Hogg 8-0-32-2
44.6
1
Johnson to Dhoni, 1 run

punched to mid-off for a single, that's Dhoni's fifty, a phyrric effort but he hung in there. It's 50 off 80 balls. India need 97 off 30 balls with just one wicket remaining

44.5
1
Johnson to Sreesanth, 1 run

backs away and skies it over mid-off, Haddin runs back but he was always struggling to get there, they settle for one

44.5
1w
Johnson to Sreesanth, 1 wide

another one, this time way outside off

44.5
1w
Johnson to Sreesanth, 1 wide

down the leg side, called wide and rightly so

44.4
1
Johnson to Dhoni, 1 run

driven confidently to cover for a single, these are just the last rites now.

Best performances - batters
Brad Haddin player pic
BJ Haddin AUS
87 runs (69)
8 fours
3 sixes
Control68%
Productive shot
leg glance
40 runs
3 fours
3 sixes
15118298925
Andrew Symonds, player portrait
A Symonds AUS
87 runs (83)
9 fours
2 sixes
Control73%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
31 runs
4 fours
0 six
1474812101517
Best performances - bowlers
Brad Hogg player pic
GB Hogg AUS
O
9.3
M
0
R
40
W
3
ECO
4.21
S Sreesanth
S Sreesanth INDIA
O
9
M
0
R
67
W
3
ECO
7.44
Match details
Nehru Stadium, Kochi
TossIndia, elected to field first
SeriesAustralia tour of India
Season2007/08
Player Of The Match
Brad Haddin
Brad Haddin
Series resultAustralia led the 7-match series 1-0
Match numberODI no. 2623
Match days2 October 2007 - day (50-over match)
Umpires
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Steve Bucknor
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Suresh Shastri
TV Umpire
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GA Pratapkumar
Reserve Umpire
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Shavir Tarapore
Match Referee
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Chris Broad