and he doesn't last even one! Australia pull off a remarkable victory. Good length and straight, Munaf backs away and drives in the air towards cover, Symonds dives to his right and pulls off a sharp catch to give Lee his fifth wicket
Mongia is left stranded on 63 but you have to question his decision to keep taking singles and exposing the tailenders. It would have been commended had it come off but fact is that it didn't work.
Lee's fibe wickets came at all the right times He dismissed Tendulkar and Sehwag cheaply, came back and broke a threatening partnership by snaring Dhoni before returning at the death to snap up the tail. Mongia's 63 was the only meaningful contribution in the Indian innings.
Australia have won by 18 runs and have secured a place in Sunday's final againt West Indies. India on the other hand will be packing their bags to return home. It's been a very eventful day with more than a fair share of controversy. Do read S Rajesh's bulletin for more details.
Lee wins the Man-of-the-Match award for his searing spell. He deserves it too! A word though for Haddin and Hogg who came together when Australia were sinking at 117 for 6 and wrested the initiative from India with some superb and sensible strokeplay.
Well that's it from us at Cricinfo. Do join us on Sunday when Australia take on West Indies in the final. Cheers!
Munaf has two balls to face
outside off stump anf full, Mongia drives but gets a thick edge wide off point for one
good length and dead straight, driven back to Lee on the back foot
punched in the air through covers for one
Munaf Patel is the new batsman
You can't help but question the wisdom of Mongia's decision to take the single of the final ball of the last over
and he strikes with his first ball! Good length, on off stump, RP Singh tries to drive through the line and gets a thick outside edge straight to point
Brett Lee comes back into the attack
Mongia isn't too intent on keeping strike even though there are only two wickets left, RP Singh will face the next over
full on off stump, the batsman drives to cover and they run one
RP Singh has one ball to face in the over
short of a length, driven down the ground for one
RP Singh has three balls to face from McGrath
this time he takes the single, driven to deep cover
cut off the back foot but straight to point
good length on off stump, Mongia drives through the line to mid-off, RP Singh sets off but Mongia sends him back
McGrath replaces Symonds, he has three overs to go. He's bowling over the wicket to Mongia
full ball, Mongia tries to drive but gets an edge down to fine leg to retain strike
driven to mid-off for a single off the fifth ball of the over, Mongia is on strike
outside off stump and flatter, the batsman tries to defend and gets beaten
th wrong one tossed up on leg and middle, the batsman plays forward and gets an outside edge to point
fuller length on off and middle stump, driven back to the bowler
tossed up on off stump, defended on the front foot
Hogg is bowling his last over
Replays show that Harbhajan might not have nicked that one
beaten outside the off stump