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
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.
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
flighted up outside off, Dhoni brings out the whiplash and smotes it over midwicket for six
outside leg stump, flicked away for a single
slower ball this time and Sreesanth defends it to mid-off and takes off for a single
tapped to cover for a single
smacked down to long-off but he doesn't take a single
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.
defended back to the bowler, still keeping it tight
straight and full, smacked to square leg but they decline the single
James Hopes on with India having no hopes. Ouch
spins back into him and they collect two leg byes
down the track but misses again. Any problems with those glasses, Sree? Actually Hogg is tough to hit, even for quality batsmen
attempted slog sweep but can't get the timing right
turning in from off to middle, Sreesanth tries to glide it down to third man but can't get it past square
a swing and a miss, some turn for Hogg, Sreesanth doesn't get bat on ball
slogged to midwicket for a single
Hogg on now
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
backs away and skies it over mid-off, Haddin runs back but he was always struggling to get there, they settle for one
another one, this time way outside off
down the leg side, called wide and rightly so
driven confidently to cover for a single, these are just the last rites now.