result
2nd ODI (D/N), Nagpur, Oct 28 2009, Australia tour of India
354/7
(48.3/50 ov, target 355)255
India won by 99 runs
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• The Bulletin by Dileep Premachandran

Big-hitting Dhoni helps level series

India romped home by 99 runs to leave the series all square as the teams packed their bags and headed to Delhi

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Scorecard summary
India354/7(50 overs)
MS Dhoni124 (107)
Australia255/10(48.3 overs)

Join us in a short while for the post-match quotes. Meanwhile Bangladesh board have sent a short release: "The BCB President and the Board of Directors express deep condolences at the death of legendary umpire David Shephard. As a mark of respect the Match Officials and players of Bangladesh and Zimbabwe will wear black badge during tomorrow's 2nd ODI"

Ponting : "It was always going to be a hard run chase. The wicket was very good and it was a fantastic surface to play ODI. The dew didn't play that much a part as we though. Credit to India who outplayed us in all departments. Once the dew came in, we should have been just two wickets down but we had lost quite a few by then."

Man of the Match is MS Dhoni: "We lost Sachin early but Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag provided the ideal start. Then Yuvraj Singh played well. The platform was given for me to come and do my stuff. We knew that with five overs of Powerplay left, if we can take it at 38 or 40 overs we can always get to a big total. One of those innings that was good. The wicket was good and I exploited that. If you recall India A series in Nairobi, me and Gauti batted a lot and ran a lot. Aashish [Nehra] has been the pick of the bowlers. He has always done well. It was good to see Praveen Kumar bowling well today. Ishant also. Jadeja . . Bhaji also ... The 148 against Pakistan, the 183 against Sri Lanka, the Afro Asia game were good ... This innings was good because it came after a long time."

That's it from us. good bye and good luck

48.3
W
Jadeja to Hilfenhaus, OUT

Hilfenhaus is run out. He went down the track and dragged it to midwicket and set off for a single. He is sent back but too late. Yuvraj flicks it to Dhoni who breaks the stumps. India win by 99 runs and the series stands 1-1.

Ben Hilfenhaus run out (Yuvraj Singh/†Dhoni) 16 (17m 12b 2x4 0x6) SR: 133.33
48.2
Jadeja to Hilfenhaus, no run

on the middle stump line, defended back to the bowler

48.1
Jadeja to Hilfenhaus, no run

short in length, pushed out to extra cover

end of over 489 runs
AUS: 255/9CRR: 5.31 • RRR: 50.00 • Need 100 from 12b
Ben Hilfenhaus16 (9)
Nathan Hauritz30 (32)
Praveen Kumar8-1-37-2
Ishant Sharma8-0-34-2
47.6
1
Praveen to Hilfenhaus, 1 run

slips in a slower one, mistimes the drive back to PK who fumbles ...

47.5
2
Praveen to Hilfenhaus, 2 runs

fuller, lofted to wide long-on region for couple of runs

47.4
4
Praveen to Hilfenhaus, FOUR runs

bangs it in short and Hilfy smashes it to wide long-on boundary

47.3
1
Praveen to Hauritz, 1 run

slower one on the middle, dragged down to midwicket

47.2
Praveen to Hauritz, no run
47.1
1
Praveen to Hilfenhaus, 1 run

full in length, on the middle, pushed out to long-off

end of over 475 runs
AUS: 246/9CRR: 5.23 • RRR: 36.33 • Need 109 from 18b
Nathan Hauritz29 (30)
Ben Hilfenhaus8 (5)
Ishant Sharma8-0-34-2
Ashish Nehra7-0-40-1
46.6
Sharma to Hauritz, no run

length delivery on the middle and off, pushed out to short extra cover

46.6
1w
Sharma to Hauritz, 1 wide

banged in short and well outside off, cut and a miss ..

46.5
Sharma to Hauritz, no run

moves down the leg side, brushes the thigh pad and Dhoni makes a fine diving take

46.4
2
Sharma to Hauritz, 2 runs

played to Praveen kumar at deep cover and PK fires in a wild throw way above Dhoni's head .. extra runs

Ah! I have mentioned Styris instead of Siddle in the wicket dismissal eh. Plenty of slaps from you all!

46.3
1
Sharma to Hilfenhaus, 1 run

full delivery on the off, driven to mid-off

46.2
1
Sharma to Hauritz, 1 run

short in length, bunted out to mid-off

46.1
Sharma to Hauritz, no run

really full delivery, short of the blockhole, pushed out to cover

end of over 468 runs
AUS: 241/9CRR: 5.23 • RRR: 28.50 • Need 114 from 24b
Nathan Hauritz26 (25)
Ben Hilfenhaus7 (4)
Ashish Nehra7-0-40-1
Ishant Sharma7-0-29-2
45.6
1
Nehra to Hauritz, 1 run

really full delivery on the middle, driven down to long-on

45.5
Nehra to Hauritz, no run

moves outside leg, slips in a slower one outside off and Dhoni collects

45.4
1
Nehra to Hilfenhaus, 1 run

another short delivery, another pull but this time PK moves quickly to his right and makes a fine tumbling stop

45.3
4
Nehra to Hilfenhaus, FOUR runs

banged in short and heaved away to the midwicket boundary ..

Best performances - batsmen
MS Dhoni portrait
MS Dhoni
124 runs (107)
9 fours
3 sixes
Control78%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
52 runs
5 fours
2 sixes
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Gautam Gambhir portrait
G Gambhir
76 runs (80)
6 fours
0 sixes
Control80%
Productive shot
leg glance
26 runs
3 fours
0 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
Ravindra Jadeja portrait
RA Jadeja
O
6.3
M
0
R
35
W
3
ECO
5.38
Mitchell Johnson player pic
MG Johnson
O
10
M
0
R
75
W
3
ECO
7.5
Match details
Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Jamtha, Nagpur
TossAustralia, elected to field first
SeriesAustralia tour of India
Season2009/10
Player Of The Match
MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni
Series result7-match series level 1-1
Match numberODI No. 2915
Hours of play (local time)14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00 Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15
Match days28 October 2009 - daynight match (50-over match)
Umpires
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Amiesh Saheba
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Shavir Tarapore
TV Umpire
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Sanjay Hazare
Reserve Umpire
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Sudhir Asnani
Match Referee
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Chris Broad