And Australia win the thriller. Full delivery, driven down to Lee, who has only bowled six overs, at long-on. Phew. What a game. Immense fun.
Both teams shake hands and they wait for the post-match ceremony. Hang on for a short while, we would bring you the breathless quotes from that. Hopefully, we would know why Brett Lee wasn't used in the end. Was he injured? He was there on the field, though. Let's see if they ask Ricky the question.
Dhoni: "What we wanted to do was to take the game till the end. Five overs of powerplay was left and we should have achieved it but ... Thanks to Harbhajan and Praveen who made it such an interesting game. I would have been with a 270 score [When Australia batted]. We need to improve the death bowling and batsmen to carry on to make big scores."
Ponting: "It was a pretty good performance other than six or seven overs in the end. The wicket held up nicely and the outfield was fast. We were just good enough to hold out in the end. The top order did a good job today; unfortunately we couldn't get on to score a hundred. TOld Siddle to be just calm and have one thought .. just keep it simple. Harbhajan played well in the end."
Hussey is the Man of the Match: "It was good fun. I really enjoyed the partnership with White in particular and the assault in the end came good. We had good partnerships higher up the order ... Paine and Ponting. It was important to have wickets for the end. There was no target set; we tried to get to 300. The outfield is small is some places and very very fast; it's a difficult ground to defend. The series should be very entertaining to the crowds."
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Six from the last ball. It's not Javed Miandad on strike
just a single. Another really full delivery, dug out towards midwicket. The batsmen get across for a chat. Gary kirsten stares ahead from his position.
really full delivery on the middle, dug out back down the track, Siddle jumps to stop it . the ball bounds behind him... The batsmen think about a single but decide against it as Siddle rushes back
goes for the yorker, just about squeezed out to the on side and PK rushes across. It's up to him now. Siddle V PK.
Clatter! The off stump has been pegged back. Siddle roars and the crowd applaud the departing Harbhajan. He opened up his stance and tried to swing the length delivery across the line but missed. Timber! Enter Ashish Nehra. what a fine knock this has been from Harbhajan.
goes for the yorker, lands up short of the block hole and its on the legs as well but PK can' connect; the ball rolls of the pad to short fine-leg
9 from 6. Siddle to bowl
Harbhajan has got the crowd going. Kohli jumps up and down in the dressing room. It was yet another full toss, would you believe it. Pressure. Tension. Harbhajan waited on the back foot and slapped it high over backward point. Super slice. Gone up and over!
WAtson keeps bowling well outside off again and again and the batsman have by now well caught on to that fact. Harbhajan moves towards off and slices it over backward point. Marsh rushes across and tries a tumbling stop but the ball goes through his grasp
full delivery but not a full toss, carved away to deep point region
What is happening out there. WAtson shrugs his shoulder in apology. It was another full toss and PK slams it to extra cover boundary.
Full toss well outside the off stump, PK reaches out to drive and edges it through vacant slip region. Crowd are going mad here
full delivery outside off, sliced away to covers where White makes a tumbling stop
another yorker, dug out towards co ver, Ponting rushes forward and puts in a desperate dive but cant' reach it
yorker length delivery, goes past the attempted jab and between Harbhajan's legs
now he moves to over the stumps. Really full delivery outside off, Harbhajan tries to squeeze it to third man but no wood on leather. Dot ball.
Even better. It was full delivery - Siddle still operating from round the stumps - Habrhajan walks across, steadies himself, clears the front foot and some how manages to wrist it to deep backward square-leg boundary. Neatly done.
What a stunner! It was the waist-high full toss, from round the stumps, and Harbhajan just swatted it away over fine-leg boundary
still from round the stumps, on the middle stump line, squeezed to backward point
well down the leg side and Paine does well to collect it
42 from 18. Where is Keiron Pullhaaarrrrddddddd! [TM] (Said so memorably during the Champions League in the forum at caribbeancricket site) Meanwhile, Siddle to bowl now
another full toss, hit hard but straight down to long-off