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RESULT
3rd ODI, Hyderabad (Deccan), October 05, 2007, Australia tour of India
(47.4/50 ov, T:291) 243

Australia won by 47 runs

Player Of The Match
89 (67)
andrew-symonds
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Scorecard summary
Australia 290/7(50 overs)
Irfan Pathan2/57 (10)
Zaheer Khan2/61 (10)
India 243/10(47.4 overs)
Brett Lee3/37 (8)
Brad Hogg3/46 (9)

Another clinical display by Australia as they win by 47 runs and lead the series 2-0 with four more to play. In the end India's batting card was the story of one man - Yuvraj Singh. His 121 went in vain primarily because the others didn't support him for long periods. Tendulkar and Dhoni gave India hope but perished as the asking rate increased.

The game was virtually lost when Australia had the home side on the mat at 13 for 3 and to make matters worse, runs were hard to come by. It was a collective perfomance from the bowlers, with Brad Hogg and Brett Lee taking three wickets apiece. They always have a way of clawing back after taking a bit of stick early on and that's what seperates a good team from a champion team.

All three games have followed a familiar pattern - Australia bat first and pile it on, India just can't make it. Sounds rather boring, frankly speaking. What we need is a contest and playing on batting wickets isn't helping. One would hope that the playing surfaces in the remaining games offer something for the bowlers.

That's it from us today. This is Kanishkaa Balachandran signing off. Jamie Alter says goodbye too. Join us for the 4th match in Chandigarh on October 8. Cheers.

Btw, Andrew Symonds is the Man of the Match for his 89.

47.4
W
Clark to Sreesanth, OUT

timber! Clark seals it in style with a yorker. Aimed at middle stump, Sreesanth gives room to slog, he swings and the ball hits the base of middle stump and sends it back a few yards

Sreesanth b Clark 1 (11m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 8.33
47.3
Clark to Sreesanth, no run

Clark slips in a yorker on middle and leg, Sreesanth digs it out back to him

47.2
1
Clark to Harbhajan, 1 run

fullish on middle stump, Harbhajan steps forward and digs it out to long-on

47.1
1b
Clark to Sreesanth, 1 bye

slower ball, short of a length as well, Sreesanth charges down but doesn't even get close to the ball as he swings wildly, Gilchrist fumbles and the ball deflects off his glove to third man

Clark returns

end of over 473 runs
INDIA: 241/9CRR: 5.12 RRR: 16.66
Harbhajan Singh18 (21)
Sreesanth1 (9)
Brad Hogg 9-0-46-3
Mitchell Johnson 10-0-51-2
46.6
Hogg to Harbhajan, no run

tucked to the on side, harbhajan can't find the gap

46.5
1
Hogg to Sreesanth, 1 run

fuller in length, Sreesanth gets to the pitch of the ball and pushes firmly down to long-off

46.4
Hogg to Sreesanth, no run
46.3
Hogg to Sreesanth, no run

tossed up outside off, Sreesanth goes for the slog sweep, the ball hits him on the thigh and Hogg appeals

46.2
1
Hogg to Harbhajan, 1 run

flighted outside off, driven down to long-off

46.1
Hogg to Harbhajan, no run

low full toss, slammed back to Hogg as it nearly carries to him on the full

46.1
1w
Hogg to Harbhajan, 1 wide

down leg side, wide called

end of over 4612 runs
INDIA: 238/9CRR: 5.17 RRR: 13.25
Sreesanth0 (6)
Harbhajan Singh17 (18)
Mitchell Johnson 10-0-51-2
Brad Hogg 8-0-43-3
45.6
Johnson to Sreesanth, no run

fuller and outside off, Sreesanth swings and misses

45.5
Johnson to Sreesanth, no run

another ball on the channel outside off, Sreesanth pokes his bat at it and the ball shapes away

Dot balls are not helping India

45.4
Johnson to Sreesanth, no run

good length outside off, shaping away, Sreesanth is beaten

45.3
1lb
Johnson to Harbhajan, 1 leg bye

tucked off the hips to fine leg, leg byes called

45.3
1w
Johnson to Harbhajan, 1 wide

Johnson loses his line and sends that one wide outside off, Harbhajan stretches out to chase that but it was too wide

45.2
4
Johnson to Harbhajan, FOUR runs

Johnson goes over the wicket but it doesn't help as Harbhajan clips it off his hips over deep midwicket and brings up a four to follow the six

45.1
6
Johnson to Harbhajan, SIX runs

round the wicket, Johnson lands it short and Harbhajan backs away and flat bats it over long-off, welcome boundary for India

end of over 453 runs • 1 wicket
INDIA: 226/9CRR: 5.02 RRR: 13.00
Sreesanth0 (3)
Harbhajan Singh7 (15)
Brad Hogg 8-0-43-3
Mitchell Johnson 9-0-40-2
44.6
Hogg to Sreesanth, no run

wrong 'un, lands on a good length on off stump, Sreesanth picks the turn and fends it to the off side

44.5
Hogg to Sreesanth, no run

full, on off stump, defended quietly on the front foot

Best performances - batters
Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh INDIA
121 runs (115)
12 fours3 sixes
Control
82%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
57 runs
6 fours1 six
31141621122430
A Symonds
A Symonds AUS
89 runs (67)
5 fours5 sixes
Control
81%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
32 runs
3 fours1 six
1043611151723
Best performances - bowlers
B Lee
B Lee AUS
O
8
M
1
R
37
W
3
ECO
4.62
GB Hogg
GB Hogg AUS
O
9
M
0
R
46
W
3
ECO
5.11
Match details
Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
Series
Season2007/08
Player Of The Match
Australia
Andrew Symonds
Series resultAustralia led the 7-match series 2-0
Match numberODI no. 2625
Match days5 October 2007 - day (50-over match)
Umpires
West Indies
Steve Bucknor
India
Suresh Shastri
TV Umpire
India
GA Pratapkumar
Reserve Umpire
India
Sameer Bandekar
Match Referee
England
Chris Broad
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