result
Only T20I (N), Mumbai, Oct 20 2007, Australia tour of India
(18.1/20 ov)167/3
India won by 7 wickets (with 11 balls remaining)
player of the match
13y
• The Bulletin by Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

India end series on Twenty20 high

The one-day series might have gone but India lived up to their world champions tag in the Twenty20, finishing with a thumping seven-wicket win in Mumbai

Match centre 
Scorecard summary
Australia166/5(20 overs)
India167/3(18.1 overs)

Sehwag comes out, along with Uthappa and Karthik, to shake hands with Dhoni and Yuvraj, Now... the entire team troops out. Players from both sides shake hands.

HRG: "India, Australia and South Africa have won six Twenty20 games . Only Pakistan have won more: 8. Australia have lost six games and the other team to lose more is England with 8 defeats."

Ponting: "We didn't probably get enough runs on the board. Their spinners bowled well. They did a good job in the middle of the innings. We enjoyed our tour, to win a series here was really nice. I thought Mitchell Johnson was terrific. Michael Clarke and Andrew Symonds too were terrific."

Harbhajan wins Rs 100,000 for being the most economical bowler.

Yuvraj Singh wins Rs 100,000 for being the best fielder and collects another lakh for hitting most number of the sixes.

Man of the Match: Its Gautham Gambhir and he wins a car.

Dhoni: "We wanted to enjoy the game. The bench mark was to be intense on the fied. We bowled superbly, in the consistent areas and the batsmen did the job. Gambhir played excellently and I think he has sealed a berth to the upcoming Pakistan series. "

The Indian players get on top of the car. Harbhajan is sitting on the bonnet while Dinesh Kartik, Uthappa, Yuvraj Singh and Rohit Sharma sit on the top. The others lean on the car and pose for the pictures. India have ended the series on a Twenty20 high.

This is Sriram Veera, signing off. Thanks for logging on. Alvida!

18.1
6
Lee to Dhoni, SIX runs

A stunning pull for a six over long leg. Game over. Lee banged it in short, on the middle stump line and Dhoni unfurled a feisty pull over the ropes. India have ended the series on a Twenty20 high.

end of over 184 runs
INDIA: 161/3CRR: 8.94 • RRR: 3.00 • Need 6 from 12b
MS Dhoni3 (4)
Yuvraj Singh31 (25)
Ben Hilfenhaus4-0-28-1
Stuart Clark4-0-33-0
17.6
1
Hilfenhaus to Dhoni, 1 run

yorker on the middle and leg, jabbed away to the on side for a single.

17.5
1lb
Hilfenhaus to Yuvraj, 1 leg bye

fuller, just outside leg stump, Yuvraj misses his drive and the ball rolls off the pad to third man region

17.4
Hilfenhaus to Yuvraj, no run

moves outside leg stump, its a length delivery curving in on the leg stump line, pulled to Ponting at midwicket

17.3
Hilfenhaus to Yuvraj, no run

yorker outside off and Yuvraj tries to dab it through the slip region but makes no contact

17.2
1
Hilfenhaus to Dhoni, 1 run

drifting to the pads and turned to fine leg for a single. India need just 8 more.

17.1
1lb
Hilfenhaus to Yuvraj, 1 leg bye

slower off cutter, turning in from leg stump line, Yuvraj waits on the ball before turning it to short fine leg region

end of over 1714 runs
INDIA: 157/3CRR: 9.23 • RRR: 3.33 • Need 10 from 18b
Yuvraj Singh31 (21)
MS Dhoni1 (2)
Stuart Clark4-0-33-0
Ben Hilfenhaus3-0-26-1
16.6
1
Clark to Yuvraj, 1 run

again he backs away, its a yorker on the middle and Yuvraj mistimes a drive to long-on and will retain the strike.

16.5
Clark to Yuvraj, no run

he is some hurry to finish things off. He moves outside leg stump and Clarke follows him with a fuller one, pushed back down the track

16.4
6
Clark to Yuvraj, SIX runs

Another pull, another six, this time over long leg. On the middle and leg and Yuvraj sent it soaring over the ropes where a ball boy clangs it.

16.3
6
Clark to Yuvraj, SIX runs

Six over fine leg. Banged in short, on the middle and leg and Yuvraj swivels off the front foot to pull it over the ropes. The equation swings towards India

16.2
1
Clark to Dhoni, 1 run

fullish, on the middle and leg line, Dhoni lunges forward and push-drives it towards long-on for a single

24 from 23.

16.1
Clark to Dhoni, no run

length delivery, homing in on the off stump, Dhoni eases it to cover .

end of over 161 run • 1 wicket
INDIA: 143/3CRR: 8.93 • RRR: 6.00 • Need 24 from 24b
Yuvraj Singh18 (17)
MS Dhoni0 (0)
Ben Hilfenhaus3-0-26-1
Stuart Clark3-0-19-0
15.6
Hilfenhaus to Yuvraj, no run

on the middle stump line, curving in with the usual Hilfenhaus angle and tucked to the leg side

15.5
Hilfenhaus to Yuvraj, no run

another bouncer and it sails over Yuvraj who asks the umpire whether it was a wide. Nope.

15.4
W
Hilfenhaus to Gambhir, OUT

Gambhir falls after a very valuable knock. Banged in short, on the middle stump line, Gambhir skied a pull shot towards mid-on where it was safely held. Good innings though. He paced it pretty well.

Gautam Gambhir c Ponting b Hilfenhaus 63 (74m 52b 6x4 1x6) SR: 121.15
15.3
Hilfenhaus to Gambhir, no run

another low full toss, on the middle stump line, swatted to midwicket

15.2
1
Hilfenhaus to Yuvraj, 1 run

yorker ends up a low full toss, on the middle and leg, flicked away to deep square leg

15.1
Hilfenhaus to Yuvraj, no run

on the middle and leg line, full in length, clipped to midwicket

end of over 158 runs
INDIA: 142/2CRR: 9.46 • RRR: 5.00 • Need 25 from 30b
Gautam Gambhir63 (50)
Yuvraj Singh17 (13)
Stuart Clark3-0-19-0
Nathan Bracken2-0-19-0
14.6
Clark to Gambhir, no run

on the middle line, Gambhir tries to tuck it to the on side and gets a leading edge down the track

Best performances - batsmen
Ricky Ponting player pic
RT Ponting
76 runs (53)
13 fours
0 sixes
Control59%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
25 runs
4 fours
0 sixes
135641111917
Gautam Gambhir portrait
G Gambhir
63 runs (52)
6 fours
1 six
Control61%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
13 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
5220910386
Best performances - bowlers
Irfan Pathan portrait
IK Pathan
O
4
M
0
R
34
W
2
ECO
8.5
Harbhajan Singh portrait
Harbhajan Singh
O
4
M
0
R
17
W
1
ECO
4.25
Match details
Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
SeriesAustralia tour of India
Season2007/08
Player Of The Match
Gautam Gambhir
Gautam Gambhir
Match numberT20 No. 47
Match days20 October 2007 - night match (20-over match)
T20I debut
Murali Kartik
Murali Kartik
Umpires
India Image
Amiesh Saheba
India Image
Suresh Shastri
TV Umpire
India Image
GA Pratapkumar
Reserve Umpire
India Image
P Prakash
Match Referee
England Image
Chris Broad