That's it... Martyn gets the winning runs. Flicks a low full-toss past midwicket. Martyn gets all pumped up, hops and skips in joy. The pumped-up fist is also on display and why not. Australia have knocked out India and are through to the semi-finals.
Rahul Dravid chose to bat first. Remember, the last time India beat Australia chasing was hmm.... ahh..... 1998. Yep, that desert-storm by Sachin Tendulkar. So it seemed a pretty wise decision. India did well at the start before slowing in the middle and were unable to break free at the end. 249 looked to be a defendable total but Australia never looked back after a blazing start.
This is Sriram Veera, and along with Jamie Alter, signing off for the day. Please join us on November 1st for the first semi-final. Till then, goodbye and goodluck.
Well-directed bouncer this time, swatted away past square-leg.
Munaf doesn't tease Martyn. Bangs in a bouncer down the leg side.
Gets an outside edge to thirdman this time. Again the intent was to defend - he is trying to tease us a bit I think .
Clarke leans forward, head over the ball, left elbow high and pushes a length-delivery to cover!
Martyn was looking for a single to retain the strike but couldn't get Pathan away. Choked him with a length-delivery on the off and middle.
Down the legside, faint tickle could have fetched Martyn a four but ...
gets Martyn on strike with a push-drive to midwicket
no confusion this time, lets it go through to Dhoni
Clarke is beaten outside offstump. He pushes outside the line of a slanted delivery. Acts as if he intended to leave it but Mate! you can't fool the camera!
on the hips.. tucked away behind square-leg
Can Australia win? er.. in this over ie...
Martyn moves outside legstump, Pathan pushes it outside off, Martyn doesn't chase it.
in the zone outside the offstump, left alone. Give it a whack little pup!
well outside the offstump, Clarke covers the stumps, shoulders arms
Again he backs away, Munaf keeps it on the stumps, chopped down to thirdman
Only ten runs left now. Martyn backs away to drill a blistering square-drive past point.
Martyn peppers the cover fence again. Elegant inside-out drive past extra cover. No fuss.
Pathan gets a cheap wicket. Symonds backed away to slog, missed and was cleaned up.
Meanwhile half the crowd have left! Don't want to see Australia win!