10th Match (D/N), Sydney, February 26, 2012, Commonwealth Bank Series
(39.3/50 ov, T:253) 165

Australia won by 87 runs

Player Of The Match
68 (66)
Australia Innings
India Innings
Match Flow
Australia  (50 ovs maximum)
c Raina b Jadeja68669870103.03
c Yadav b Kumar1790014.28
b Kumar718171038.88
run out (Ashwin/Pathan)1021331047.61
c †Dhoni b Yadav54641132084.37
c †Dhoni b Yadav5666652184.84
c Jadeja b Sehwag2432452075.00
st †Dhoni b Sehwag1240050.00
c Kohli b Sehwag415140026.66
not out 1391101144.44
Extras(lb 9, w 5)14
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 5.04, 205 Mins)252/9
Did not bat:
Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Shane Watson, 2.2 ov), 2-26 (Peter Forrest, 6.2 ov), 3-57 (Michael Hussey, 13.2 ov), 4-107 (David Warner, 20.6 ov), 5-201 (Matthew Wade, 39.2 ov), 6-212 (David Hussey, 42.1 ov), 7-217 (Clint McKay, 43.1 ov), 8-232 (Brett Lee, 47.3 ov), 9-252 (Dan Christian, 49.6 ov)
2.2 to SR Watson, If you remember the CB Series final from 2008, this is almost exactly how PK got rid of Ricky Ponting. Back of a length, a hint of wobble away from the batsman. Watson goes back and looks to bang it over the leg side, but miscues it, perhaps because of the deviation away from the bat, and the pull loops gingerly to mid-on. India have struck early, Watson goes back after a short-lived comeback.. 5/1
6.2 to PJ Forrest, PK does it again. Slower ball from PK, he rolled the fingers over and got it to stop on Forrest and go away. Forrest tries to push to the off side, but gets a thin inside edge that drops onto the stumps.. 26/2
39.2 to MS Wade, Yadav has a wicket! He can't believe his luck, he turns back and appeals after getting a healthy edge to the keeper. A bowler with pace makes a different straight away. Wade tries to open the face and steer a length ball behind square on the off side. Extra pace and bounce, forces the edge straight into Dhoni's mitts.. 201/5
42.1 to DJ Hussey, Yadav is on a roll. He's brought India back into this game with a twin-strike. Bowling your fastest bowler seems to be a good idea after all. Short of a length, hustled by the pace, DJ goes for the pull but the ball is through him very quickly. Another edge, straight to Dhoni, even as DJ loses his grip on the bat.. Yadav smiles, this is the first bit of good news he's had in a long time.. 212/6
20.6 to DA Warner, Australia lose one, India might have lost two. Full ball from Jadeja, Warner looked to sweep it with the turn, and got a top edge that took off into the Sydney sky. Raina runs back from square leg. Irfan runs in from deep fine leg. Like a silent movie, there was no calling between the two men, both transfixed on the orb in the sky. Irfan belatedly saw Raina hurtling towards him, and his eyes popped out in shock, but there was still no calling. Raina completes a superb catch and then they crash into each other. Raina inadvertedly punches Irfan in the chest, but he holds on to the ball tight. Both men are down. Irfan feels his chest gingerly as he goes off the field. A bit of a smile in there, which is good. Raina seems ok now. Great presence of mind to hold onto the ball through that collision. Raina does some stretches.. 107/4
43.1 to CJ McKay, Sehwag strikes. Dhoni has a stumping. Sehwag and Dhoni do a high-five. Superb keeping from the captain. The ball skidded along from a good length without spinning in. McKay was leaning out and it went past the outside edge. His backfoot stepped up for a fraction of a second, and Dhoni was waiting. The bails are off before you could have said "Rift".. 217/7
47.3 to B Lee, and now Lee is gone. Having fired a couple through, Sehwag slows this one in the air and holds it back to hoodwink Lee as he charges out of the crease. He ends up swinging his swipe across the line, and the ball goes straight to Kohli at deep square leg.. 232/8
49.6 to DT Christian, another wicket for Sehwag. Australia have made only 47 in the last 10 overs, and that despite 13 runs coming in this over. Christian skipped out, got to the pitch and muscled this strongly down to long on, but he didn't have the elevation to clear the boundary. Well held in the deep, and there are smiles on the Indian faces as the trot off.. 252/9
India  (T: 253 runs from 50 ovs)
c & b Hilfenhaus51181045.45
run out (Warner)1415342093.33
b McKay2348683047.91
c Christian b Watson2127362077.77
c †Wade b Watson871610114.28
lbw b Hilfenhaus1449680028.57
c Watson b Christian817301047.05
c Watson b Doherty2637472070.27
c MEK Hussey b Lee22222512100.00
b Doherty1480025.00
not out 033000.00
Extras(b 4, lb 8, nb 3, w 8)23
TOTAL39.3 Ov (RR: 4.17, 172 Mins)165
Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Virender Sehwag, 1.6 ov), 2-35 (Sachin Tendulkar, 6.6 ov), 3-79 (Virat Kohli, 15.6 ov), 4-83 (Gautam Gambhir, 16.6 ov), 5-89 (Suresh Raina, 19.2 ov), 6-104 (Ravindra Jadeja, 26.3 ov), 7-126 (MS Dhoni, 32.5 ov), 8-156 (Ravichandran Ashwin, 37.6 ov), 9-163 (Irfan Pathan, 38.3 ov), 10-165 (Praveen Kumar, 39.3 ov)
38.3 to IK Pathan, Irfan is gone, India are going down and Australia are likely to get a bonus point too. Lee sends down a full toss, Irfan tries to heave over the leg side and gets a top edge that takes off. When it comes down, there's a Hussey under it. Not much chance of anyone from that family dropping catches.. 163/9
1.6 to V Sehwag, no sign of runs for Sehwag, though he has some wickets today. Superb take from Hilfenhaus on his follow through. Length ball outside off, Sehwag smacks it right back on the up and it is dying on Hilfenhaus as he bursts through his follow through. He swoops low to pluck it inches above the turf. India are rocked early, again.. 7/1
32.5 to MS Dhoni, Dhoni's gone, this time Mr. Cool's tactics haven't worked. He hasn't lasted long enough to make up for a slow start, and boy was the start slow.. Hilfenhaus slipped a quick length ball straight past Dhoni, who was trapped on the crease as he looked to work to leg. He misses the shot and it struck plumb in front.. 126/7
16.6 to G Gambhir, the timbre of timber clattering. Gambhir has played on. McKay angles another one across Gambhir innocuously, who hasn't looked himself in that area today. He went for a loose drive this time, feet well away from the bat, and got an inside edge onto the stumps.. 83/4
26.3 to RA Jadeja, Watson has held one in the slips at long last. Jadeja's turn to give cordon catching practice. Short ball angling across the left hander, who stays rooted on the crease and tries to steer it with hard hands through backward point. It takes the edge and flies into Watto's grasp at a good catching height.. 104/6
15.6 to V Kohli, Watson strikes in his first over. Full length ball, comes through much slower than it did when Lee was going whang. Kohli was lazy leaning across for the flick, he seemed to play it early and didn't keep it down. Straight to midwicket, and Watson is thrilled. Injury or not, his golden arm remains intact.. 79/3
19.2 to SK Raina, Raina has edged his way to a lot of criticsm. India are floundering. Length ball angled across innocuously, Raina couldn't have helped Wade with easier catching practice if he wanted to. He leaned across, angled the blade and lazily wafted it into Wade's gloves, playing the shot far, far away from his body.. 89/5
37.6 to R Ashwin, leading edge! Makes a belated entry to this game. Ashwin tries to tickle a ball sliding well down the leg side and gets a leading edge that loops up and drops into mid-on's hands.. 156/8
39.3 to P Kumar, all over at the SCG. Short ball outside off, PK has a big swipe at it and inside-edges onto the stumps. Australia have had lots of upheaval and three different captains during the tournament, but they are into the final.. 165/10
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  • Australia innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 41 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Australia: 50 runs in 12.2 overs (74 balls), Extras 5
  • Drinks: Australia - 72/3 in 15.0 overs (DA Warner 41, DJ Hussey 6)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 15.1 - 20.0 (Bowling side - 32 runs, 0 wicket)
  • DA Warner: 50 off 48 balls (5 x 4)
  • Australia: 100 runs in 19.1 overs (115 balls), Extras 7
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 44 balls (DA Warner 35, DJ Hussey 14, Ex 1)
  • Australia: 150 runs in 31.1 overs (187 balls), Extras 8
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 70 balls (DJ Hussey 17, MS Wade 32, Ex 1)
  • Drinks: Australia - 169/4 in 34.1 overs (DJ Hussey 41, MS Wade 34)
  • Powerplay 3: Overs 34.1 - 39.0 (Batting side - 34 runs, 0 wicket)
  • MS Wade: 50 off 58 balls (2 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Australia: 200 runs in 39.1 overs (235 balls), Extras 10
  • DJ Hussey: 50 off 59 balls (2 x 4)
  • Australia: 250 runs in 49.4 overs (298 balls), Extras 14
  • Innings Break: Australia - 252/9 in 50.0 overs (XJ Doherty 13)
  • India innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 60 runs, 2 wickets)
  • India: 50 runs in 8.3 overs (52 balls), Extras 16
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 15.1 - 20.0 (Bowling side - 12 runs, 3 wickets)
  • Drinks: India - 79/3 in 16.0 overs (G Gambhir 21)
  • India: 100 runs in 24.1 overs (146 balls), Extras 18
  • Drinks: India - 118/6 in 31.0 overs (MS Dhoni 13, R Ashwin 7)
  • Powerplay 3: Overs 35.1 - 40.0 (Batting side - 29 runs, 3 wickets)
  • India: 150 runs in 37.1 overs (225 balls), Extras 21
Sydney Cricket Ground
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Match numberODI no. 3250
Hours of play (local time)14.20 start, First Session 14.20-17.50, Interval 17.50-18.25, Second Session 18.25-21.55
Match days26 February 2012 - daynight (50-over match)
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PointsAustralia 5, India 0
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