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2nd Final (D/N), Brisbane, March 04, 2008, Commonwealth Bank Series
(49.4/50 ov, T:259) 249

India won by 9 runs

Player Of The Match
Player Of The Series
21 wkts
India Innings
Australia Innings
Match Flow
India  (50 ovs maximum)
c Hopes b Clark3049991061.22
c Ponting b Clarke911211767075.20
c Johnson b Clarke1516211093.75
c Hayden b Symonds38382722100.00
c Clarke b Bracken3637522197.29
c Symonds b Clarke2560040.00
b Bracken1220241060.00
lbw b Lee33700100.00
c Ponting b Bracken77710100.00
not out 62810300.00
not out 1240050.00
Extras(lb 5, w 12)17
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 5.16, 220 Mins)258/9
Fall of wickets: 1-94 (Robin Uthappa, 20.5 ov), 2-121 (Gautam Gambhir, 25.2 ov), 3-175 (Yuvraj Singh, 34.6 ov), 4-205 (Sachin Tendulkar, 39.2 ov), 5-209 (Rohit Sharma, 41.1 ov), 6-237 (Irfan Pathan, 47.2 ov), 7-240 (MS Dhoni, 47.6 ov), 8-249 (Harbhajan Singh, 48.5 ov), 9-255 (Praveen Kumar, 49.3 ov)
48.5 to Harbhajan Singh, not much doubt about this one, Harbhajan looking to pull and it would have hit middle stump squarely, not much thinking required from the umpire, there. 249/8
47.2 to IK Pathan, slower ball cleans him up, the batsman looks to pull it off the back foot, completely times it wrongly and the ball comes in a touch to take off and middle. 237/6
47.6 to MS Dhoni, chipped out a full ball from in line with middle, doesn't get enough middle on it and Clarke takes a comfortable catch. 240/7
49.3 to P Kumar, low full toss aiming in on leg and the batsman forces out to the covers where Ponting holds on, the ball coming out of the sun, and he lost it for a second. 255/9
20.5 to RV Uthappa, stops on the shot, the batsman popping up towards mid-off as the ball comes in on middle, the leg-cutter, and Hopes races round to take a straightforward, palms-up catch. 94/1
25.2 to G Gambhir, outside off again, Gambhir comes down the track and drives very hard indeed high and out towards long-on where Johnson, his face full of set-jawed determination, takes the catch. 121/2
39.2 to SR Tendulkar, comes down the track and pops up a soft push towards Ponting at short mid-on who takes a few steps, takes off and dives forward to take a brilliant catch. 205/4
41.1 to RG Sharma, hangs it out there outside off, the batsman drives on the up to the covers and Symonds snaps a sharp chance. 209/5
34.6 to Yuvraj Singh, short ball outside off, Yuvraj takes the bait and goes hard with a pull down Hayden's throat at deep midwicket. 175/3
Australia  (T: 259 runs from 50 ovs)
c †Dhoni b Kumar2330066.66
run out (Yuvraj Singh/Harbhajan Singh)55681227080.88
c Yuvraj Singh b Kumar1790014.28
b Kumar1722291077.27
lbw b Harbhajan Singh4256812175.00
c †Dhoni b Sreesanth44426630104.76
c Chawla b Pathan63801054178.75
b Kumar712200058.33
c †Dhoni b Sreesanth86910133.33
c Chawla b Pathan1270050.00
not out 00200-
Extras(lb 2, w 7)9
TOTAL49.4 Ov (RR: 5.01, 230 Mins)249
Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Adam Gilchrist, 0.3 ov), 2-8 (Ricky Ponting, 2.3 ov), 3-32 (Michael Clarke, 8.6 ov), 4-121 (Matthew Hayden, 25.4 ov), 5-123 (Andrew Symonds, 25.6 ov), 6-199 (Michael Hussey, 41.6 ov), 7-228 (Brett Lee, 46.4 ov), 8-238 (Mitchell Johnson, 48.2 ov), 9-247 (Nathan Bracken, 49.2 ov), 10-249 (James Hopes, 49.4 ov)
0.3 to AC Gilchrist, and he's walked! Praveen Kumar has done the trick again, starts outside off and moving a shade away, tentative poke from Gilchrist and the ball kisses the outside edge on its way to the keeper, big appeal and he is on his way, Praveen can't contain his excitement, dream start for India, Gilchrist walks off to a rousing ovation, probably for the last time in a one-dayer. 2/1
2.3 to RT Ponting, got 'em, now then, now then, short and outside off, Ponting goes for the pull and can't get hold of it, spoons an easy catch to Yuvraj at mid-on, that seemed to stop on him a bit, Yuvraj can't contain his excitement, Kumar is cock-a-hoop, what a start for him, someone must be planning a party in Meerut today. 8/2
8.6 to MJ Clarke, castled! that one kept low and Kumar's straighter one beats Clarke's defences, slightly short of a length, Clarke tries the pull but that ball shoots through, it's straight and rocks back off-stump, big blow for Australia, signs of up and down, India on a roll now. 32/3
46.4 to B Lee, cleans him up this time with the slower one, Lee going for the huge pull across the line and the ball crashes on to the sticks. 228/7
41.6 to MEK Hussey, width and short outside off and Hussey cuts hard off the back foot, sending through a thick snick of an under edge to Dhoni who took it and started celebrating. 199/6
48.2 to MG Johnson, got him! A big edge through to Dhoni off the back foot, Sreesanth gets another wicket in similar fashion, a short ball way outside off, Johnson goes for the huge pull to midwicket and the under edge slicks through to the keeper. 238/8
49.2 to NW Bracken, full delivery comes in slow on off, Bracken swipes it up to midwicket where a pedalling Chawla runs over and takes it over his head at the second grasp. 247/9
49.4 to JR Hopes, outside off and Hopes drives it up to Chawla at mid-on who takes the catch calmly and India win!. 249/10
25.6 to A Symonds, outside off, turns back a fair way and traps Symonds on the pad low and in front of middle and off, the batsman bending over the ball and it would have gone on to take middle. 123/5
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  • India innings
  • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
  • India: 50 runs in 12.3 overs (79 balls), Extras 4
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 79 balls (RV Uthappa 23, SR Tendulkar 24, Ex 4)
  • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
  • Drinks: India - 73/0 in 16.0 overs (RV Uthappa 25, SR Tendulkar 42)
  • SR Tendulkar: 50 off 70 balls (5 x 4)
  • India: 100 runs in 21.5 overs (141 balls), Extras 10
  • Drinks: India - 144/2 in 30.0 overs (SR Tendulkar 72, Yuvraj Singh 15)
  • India: 150 runs in 30.3 overs (194 balls), Extras 12
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 56 balls (SR Tendulkar 14, Yuvraj Singh 36, Ex 2)
  • India: 200 runs in 37.5 overs (239 balls), Extras 13
  • India: 250 runs in 48.6 overs (306 balls), Extras 17
  • Innings Break: India - 258/9 in 50.0 overs (Chawla 6, S Sreesanth 1)
  • Australia innings
  • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
  • Australia: 50 runs in 12.2 overs (76 balls), Extras 2
  • Drinks: Australia - 53/3 in 14.0 overs (ML Hayden 19, A Symonds 12)
  • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 73 balls (ML Hayden 22, A Symonds 22, Ex 6)
  • Australia: 100 runs in 22.6 overs (144 balls), Extras 6
  • ML Hayden: 50 off 62 balls (6 x 4)
  • Drinks: Australia - 138/5 in 30.0 overs (MEK Hussey 11, JR Hopes 3)
  • Australia: 150 runs in 32.4 overs (202 balls), Extras 7
  • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 68 balls (MEK Hussey 34, JR Hopes 15, Ex 1)
  • Australia: 200 runs in 42.3 overs (262 balls), Extras 8
  • JR Hopes: 50 off 69 balls (4 x 4)
  • Match Scorers: Venkat Raghav and Binoy George
Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane
TossIndia, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Player Of The Series
Series resultIndia won the best-of-3-finals 2-0
Match numberODI no. 2689
Hours of play (local time)13.15 start, First Session 13.15-16.45 Interval 16.45-17.30, Second Session 17.30-21.00
Match days4 March 2008 - daynight (50-over match)
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