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4th Match (D/N), Melbourne, February 10, 2008, Commonwealth Bank Series
(45.5/50 ov, T:160) 160/5

India won by 5 wickets (with 25 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
Australia Innings
India Innings
Match Flow
Australia  (50 ovs maximum)
lbw b Sreesanth032000.00
c †Dhoni b I Sharma25213050119.04
c Tendulkar b I Sharma915390060.00
c RG Sharma b Pathan1127361040.74
c †Dhoni b I Sharma1424471058.33
not out 65881224073.86
st †Dhoni b Harbhajan Singh531290016.12
c †Dhoni b Pathan1035440028.57
c Uthappa b Sreesanth38100037.50
c Tendulkar b Sreesanth19100011.11
c †Dhoni b I Sharma012000.00
Extras(b 1, lb 3, nb 3, w 9)16
TOTAL43.1 Ov (RR: 3.68)159
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Adam Gilchrist, 0.3 ov), 2-37 (Matthew Hayden, 5.2 ov), 3-47 (Ricky Ponting, 7.2 ov), 4-64 (Michael Clarke, 12.5 ov), 5-75 (Andrew Symonds, 17.5 ov), 6-92 (Brad Haddin, 25.2 ov), 7-145 (Brett Lee, 38.2 ov), 8-151 (Mitchell Johnson, 40.4 ov), 9-155 (Nathan Bracken, 42.5 ov), 10-159 (Stuart Clark, 43.1 ov)
0.3 to AC Gilchrist, oh thats unlucky! Sreesanth pitches much fuller and gets it to swing in, Gilchrist is stuck to his crease as he drives and gets the thickest of inside-edges back onto his pads but umpire Koertzen doesn't pick it, instead slowly raising his finger to uphold Sreesanth's aggressive appeal and India have struck in the first over. 1/1
40.4 to MG Johnson, simple dismissal, Johnson driving on the up, front foot not to the pitch, and straight into the hands of Uthappa at cover. 151/8
42.5 to NW Bracken, all over for Bracken, trying to do downtown but only chipping a simple catch to Tendulkar at mid-on, and Australia are nine down. 155/9
5.2 to ML Hayden, and he gets his man, pitching on a good length and just wide of off stump, Hayden goes for a big drive and gets a thin edge to Dhoni. 37/2
7.2 to RT Ponting, edged and gone! Ishant wins the battle again! Its that same, nagging, back of a length delivery outside off stump that gets Ponting up and pushing at it, undone by the extra bounce, and presenting an easy catch into slip's lap. 47/3
17.5 to A Symonds, gone! Ishant again works that outside-the-off-stump line, getting it to lift sharply again and hold its line and straighten, for Symonds to nibble an edge that Dhoni takes, initially moving away but then diving to his right. 75/5
43.1 to SR Clark, thats that, as Clark drives from his crease and edges to Dhoni, giving Ishant his fourth wicket ... Clark stands his ground and looks at his feet but the umpire has no doubts about that one. 159/10
12.5 to MJ Clarke, sharp catch! Clarke throws it away, coming down and clipping the ball to midwicket, where Rohit holds it very well and Australia are four down. 64/4
38.2 to B Lee, and he snaps a threatening partnership, changing his length and pace to get Lee feathering a catch into Dhoni's gloves, off a loose drive. 145/7
25.2 to BJ Haddin, now thats some good glovework! Haddin falls over as he attempts to slog-sweep one drifting down leg stump, but he misses and in a flash Dhoni whips off the bails, effecting a very good leg-side stumping ... Haddin doesn't wait for the referral. 92/6
India  (T: 160 runs from 50 ovs)
lbw b Bracken1119182057.89
c Lee b Johnson44541233081.48
lbw b Johnson1830351060.00
c Clarke b Lee2143502048.83
c Hussey b Clark314310021.42
not out 3961862063.93
not out 1754720031.48
Extras(lb 2, w 5)7
TOTAL45.5 Ov (RR: 3.49)160/5
Fall of wickets: 1-18 (Virender Sehwag, 3.6 ov), 2-54 (Irfan Pathan, 11.2 ov), 3-89 (Gautam Gambhir, 21.6 ov), 4-96 (Sachin Tendulkar, 25.4 ov), 5-102 (Yuvraj Singh, 28.3 ov)
21.6 to G Gambhir, and he gets the breakthrough! Pace and bounce does Gambhir in as Lee gets one to climb on Gambhir, the ball takes the shoulder of the bat and Clarke accepts the simplest catch at backward point. 89/3
3.6 to V Sehwag, this time the umpire gives it! Bracken produces the same sort of delivery, getting just that little bit more purchase off the surface, and Sehwag takes it high on the front pad again and Taufel agrees with that one, though replays indicate it was going over middle stump. 18/1
28.3 to Yuvraj Singh, he's gone! Yuvraj tries to force the pace but doesn't pick the slower ball from Clark, driving hard in the air to the man positioned at short cover the ball before. 102/5
11.2 to IK Pathan, trapped him! Johnson swings one back into a rooted Pathan, the ball slides down and hits him in front of about leg stump and Taufel shoots up the finger with little hesitation. 54/2
25.4 to SR Tendulkar, soft dismissal! Tendulkar gets up and drives a good-length delivery in the air to mid-off, where Lee times his dive to his left well and plucks the catch. 96/4
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  • Australia innings
  • Australia: 50 runs in 8.1 overs (55 balls), Extras 8
  • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
  • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
  • Australia: 100 runs in 28.5 overs (182 balls), Extras 12
  • Drinks: Australia - 112/6 in 32.0 overs (MEK Hussey 30, B Lee 6)
  • MEK Hussey: 50 off 68 balls (3 x 4)
  • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 76 balls (MEK Hussey 37, B Lee 9, Ex 4)
  • Australia: 150 runs in 39.3 overs (248 balls), Extras 16
  • Innings Break: Australia - 159/10 in 43.1 overs (MEK Hussey 65)
  • India innings
  • India: 50 runs in 8.6 overs (55 balls), Extras 1
  • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
  • Drinks: India - 65/2 in 15.0 overs (SR Tendulkar 31, G Gambhir 4)
  • India: 100 runs in 27.2 overs (165 balls), Extras 2
  • India: 150 runs in 43.4 overs (266 balls), Extras 6
  • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 96 balls (RG Sharma 33, MS Dhoni 15, Ex 5)
  • Power Play 3: Overs 45.1 - 50.0
Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Match numberODI no. 2675
Hours of play (local time)14.15 start, First Session 14.15-17.45 Interval 17.45-18.30, Second Session 18.30-22.00
Match days10 February 2008 - daynight (50-over match)
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PointsIndia 4, Australia 0
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