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5th ODI (D/N), Hyderabad (Deccan), Nov 5 2009, Australia tour of India
(49.4/50 ov, target 351)347
Australia won by 3 runs
Player Of The Match
175 (141)
sachin-tendulkar
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• The Bulletin by Sidharth Monga

Australia survive terrific Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar almost chased a target of 351 on his own, but with the target within sight, he got out and the rest choked

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Scorecard summary
Australia350/4(50 overs)
India347/10(49.4 overs)
Shane Watson3/47(8.4)
Clint McKay3/59(10)

Congrats Australia, a team battered with injuries has hung on for a memorable win.. Sixty one years ago, at the end of a tour of England by Don Bradman's famous pack, John Arlott put it thus: "Australianism," wrote Arlott, "means single-minded determination to win - to win within the laws but, if necessary, to the last limit within them. It means where the 'impossible' is within the realm of what the human body can do, there are Australians who believe that they can do it - and who have succeeded often enough to make us wonder if anything is impossible to them. It means they have never lost a match - particularly a Test match - until the last run is scored or their last wicket down."

Spare a thought for Sachin Tendulkar. He seemed to have done everything possible but didn't last the final lap. That will really hurt him no doubt but that's that. Australia go ahead in the series.

Milan Beeka: "ODI no. 2923 will always be remembered for Sachin- 17 000 runs and a knock for the ages, Marsh's maiden century and the Australian spirit for winning against all odds! What a true spectacle.:

Hang on for the quotes from the post-match ceremony

Dhoni: "They got off to a good start and we never got into a postion to contain them. It was up to us to chase it. We got a good start and we came in the end due to Tendulkar and Raina. We lost it in our mental calculation, not because of our talent. It was one of the good ODI tracks we have seen in India, you have to be smart. Hopefully we will be up for the next two games."

Ponting " It was one of the amazing games and certainly one of the best innings ever from Sachin. You just have to keep hanging in there, you just have tell your bowlers to keep bowling to the plan. just one bad shot and we could come in but Sachin didn't play many bad shots today! Its really unbelievable how we have played, considering al the injuries. Marsh played realy well.:"

Man of the Match is Sachin Tendulkar: "I thought we started off really well then lost wickets. Suresh and I had a good partnership but in the end, it was disappointing. yeah It was one of my best knocks, the pressure to keep scoring runs was there and we took it very close. I thought Suresh has a terrific talent; he can play the big shots, so if we can get the partnership going, and with powerplay left, the game can go anyway. I care about playing for India, it's a passion and I have been absoloutely honoured to play for India so long."

That's it from us. See you next game.

49.4
W
Watson to Praveen, 1 run, OUT

Hauritz you beauty! Hauritz with the deadly throw and PK is run out. It was referred to third umpire,. It was driven hard to left of long-off and they go for the second run. Hauritz fires it to the striker's end where PK is scampering hard. He reaches out with his bat and tries to slide it in. Perhaps, he should have tried to dive in. The ball rushes past him, reaches Manou who breaks the stumps with the bat just outside the line! Australianism prevails. They refused to fade away, refused to give an inch and India, despite a great knock from Sachin, fall short. Just like that last dismissal. What a game. Immense fun.

Praveen Kumar run out (Hauritz/†Manou) 9 (16m 9b 0x4 1x6) SR: 100
49.3
1b
Watson to Patel, 1 bye

oh what nervous drama here. Tension killing everyone. IT was the length delivery that moved past Munaf to the keeper. But PK was charging down the track. Manou under-arms the throw but misses the stumps

49.2
1
Watson to Praveen, 1 run

goes for the big hit and drags it to right of midwicket. He was aiming for the long-on there. He is not happy with himself. Munaf back on strike

49.1
1
Watson to Patel, 1 run

really full delivery and Munaf very calmly steers it to third man. Crowd go mad.

And so after a dramatic evening, it has come down to this. The last over.

end of over 498 runs • 1 wicket
INDIA: 343/9CRR: 7.00 RRR: 8.00
Munaf Patel1 (1)
Praveen Kumar7 (7)
Doug Bollinger 10-0-75-1
Clint McKay 10-0-59-3
48.6
1
Bollinger to Patel, 1 run

from round the stumps, back of length, skids in just outside off, Munaf stays adjacent to the line and steers it to third man. He will be on strike. Hope floats for Australia. They will reckon one good ball or even a nervous run out

48.5
1lb
Bollinger to Praveen, 1 leg bye

backs outside leg stump, Bollinger follows him and it bounds off his pad to third man. Munaf has one ball left to face. Can Bollinger take him out? Can Munaf hang on?

48.4
Bollinger to Praveen, no run

moves outside leg, Bollinger fires in a yorker and it just about misses the off stump ... ooh .. Bollingger stares down the pitch

48.3
Bollinger to Praveen, no run

length delivery on the middle stump, steered to backward point and PK screams out NOOOO and Munaf, who had moved down the track, gets back in time

48.2
6
Bollinger to Praveen, SIX runs

OMG! PK has hit a six over long-off! He moved outside leg stump and biffed it high over long-off. The stunned crowd suddenly find their voice.

48.1
W
Bollinger to Nehra, OUT

And then they were two. Australia rock on. What a wonderful fighting performance from Oz. IT was the full delivery and Nehra chips it straight to long-on! The crowd fall silent as Nehra trudges off. In the middle, a cloud of yellow are in charge and celebrating in the huddle.

Ashish Nehra c Hussey b Bollinger 1 (1m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50
end of over 483 runs • 2 wickets
INDIA: 335/8CRR: 6.97 RRR: 8.00
Ashish Nehra1 (1)
Praveen Kumar1 (3)
Clint McKay 10-0-59-3
Doug Bollinger 9-0-68-0
47.6
1
McKay to Nehra, 1 run

More drama Another run out almost but it has been a superb over ... lovely slower one, bouncing away, runs off the edge to point and again, almost another run out The throw comes in and Nehra is just short of the crease but it's not a direct hit. Panic has set in.

47.5
1
McKay to Praveen, 1 run

low full toss outside off stump, lashed out to third man and oh dear! almost another run out. Pressure. There was a slight fumble at third man and PK wants the second but Nehra, wisely, sends him back.

47.4
W
McKay to Praveen, OUT

It looks like Chennai 1999 here folks. Exit SRT and the collapse begins. Jadeja is run out He was run out last game under similar pressure condition and he has succumbed again. It was pushed straight to cover and Jadjea sets for a non-existent single. PK does the obvious thing: sends him back but too late. The throw comes in to the bowler who takes out the stumps. Australian fielders erupt in joy

Ravindra Jadeja run out (White/McKay) 23 (24m 17b 3x4 0x6) SR: 135.29
47.3
McKay to Praveen, no run

Drama. First a yorker then almost a run out. It was dug out to the off side, McKay rushes to his left, grabs the ball and fires in a throw at the striker's end., PK dives but the ball misses

47.2
1lb
McKay to Jadeja, 1 leg bye

goes for the pull, misses but will collect a leg bye

47.1
W
McKay to Tendulkar, OUT

Sachin is gone, the crowd go silent before giving him a standing ovation. Tendulkar moved across the stumps, McKay, known for his slower one, bowled one from back of the hand and it bounced. Tendulkar tries to paddle-scoop it over short fine-leg but alas for him it goes straight up and the fielder takes a dolly. But spare a thought for Sachin. What a great knock this has been. He has entertained one and all with a fabulous innings and taken India close. Will the rest do the job or will it be Chennai 1999 all over again? Can Australia go for the kill?

Sachin Tendulkar c Hauritz b McKay 175 (210m 141b 19x4 4x6) SR: 124.11

Sean from Aus: "Australia keep bowling length deliveries and getting hit away for easy runs. We saw Nehra and Kumar bowl some good yorkers towards the end of the Aussie innings but none from Australia so far."

end of over 4712 runs
INDIA: 332/6CRR: 7.06 RRR: 6.33
Ravindra Jadeja23 (16)
Sachin Tendulkar175 (140)
Doug Bollinger 9-0-68-0
Clint McKay 9-0-57-2
46.6
2
Bollinger to Jadeja, 2 runs

full in length, moves in towards the pad, inside edge, runs just past square-leg .. no one there and Jadeja runs really hard and scampers home for the second run. The crowd love that effort.

Tendulkar gets across to have a chat and Jadeja keeps nodding

46.5
1
Bollinger to Tendulkar, 1 run

almost a yorker, short of blockhole, flicked away from the middle stump line

46.4
1
Bollinger to Jadeja, 1 run

short in length, on the middle and leg, turned towards midwicket for a single

46.3
Bollinger to Jadeja, no run

in the zone outside off, tries to dab it to third man but misses

Best performances - batters
Sachin Tendulkar
SR Tendulkar INDIA
175 runs (141)
19 fours
4 sixes
Control74%
Productive shot
leg glance
56 runs
6 fours
0 six
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Player portrait, Shaun Marsh
SE Marsh AUS
112 runs (112)
8 fours
2 sixes
Control77%
Productive shot
leg glance
36 runs
2 fours
1 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Shane Watson player pic
SR Watson AUS
O
8.4
M
0
R
47
W
3
ECO
5.42
Clint McKay player pic
CJ McKay AUS
O
10
M
0
R
59
W
3
ECO
5.9
Match details
Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
SeriesAustralia tour of India
Season2009/10
Player Of The Match
Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar
Series resultAustralia led the 7-match series 3-2
Match numberODI no. 2923
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 days5 November 2009 - daynight (50-over match)
ODI debut
Clint McKay
Clint McKay
Umpires
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Asoka de Silva
India Image
Shavir Tarapore
TV Umpire
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Sanjay Hazare
Reserve Umpire
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Sundaram Ravi
Match Referee
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Chris Broad