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2nd Quarter-Final (D/N), Ahmedabad, March 24, 2011, ICC Cricket World Cup
(47.4/50 ov, T:261) 261/5

India won by 5 wickets (with 14 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
57* (65) & 2/44
Australia Innings
India Innings
Match Flow
Australia  (50 ovs maximum)
b Ashwin2538395065.78
c Raina b Yuvraj Singh5362956185.48
c Khan b Ashwin1041181727188.13
c Khan b Yuvraj Singh819300042.10
b Khan39150033.33
c & b Khan1222360054.54
not out 38264431146.15
not out 66700100.00
Extras(lb 2, w 9)11
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 5.20, 220 Mins)260/6
Fall of wickets: 1-40 (Shane Watson, 9.6 ov), 2-110 (Brad Haddin, 22.5 ov), 3-140 (Michael Clarke, 30.4 ov), 4-150 (Michael Hussey, 33.3 ov), 5-190 (Cameron White, 41.2 ov), 6-245 (Ricky Ponting, 48.3 ov)
9.6 to SR Watson, the man from Chennai has struck, Watson went for the slog sweep, this one was slower through the air, tossed up, and turned in to strike the off stump, even as Watson missed it completely, did not get too far across to pick it from outside off, played a bit early too. 40/1
48.3 to RT Ponting, Ponting lines up for the reverse hit, a rarity, but ends up hitting it straight to Zaheer at short third man, end of a magnificent innings from the Australia captain, raises his bat as he walks back. 245/6
33.3 to MEK Hussey, Zaheer does it again. It's again that mystery bare-knuckle slower ball. It's the latest invention from the Zaheer labs. Instead of getting fore-finger and middle-finger behind the seam, he gets the middle finger alone behind the ball and pushes it through with the knuckle of the fore-finger, which is to the right of the ball. Hence, there is a subtle change in pace, that the batsman can't read out of the hand unless he has binoculars. Hussey doesn't. The knuckle ends up pushing the ball in and also helps it move in after landing on the turf. Devon Smith got it the other day, and played all over it. Exactly how Mr. Cricket just did. 118 kph, flummoxes the batsman all ends up and castles him as he heaves the flick and misses. Zaheer spreads his arms on either side, breaks into a smile and trots along as his team-mates converge. Motera loves it.. 150/4
41.2 to CL White, and the man has struck again, 127.6 kph length delivery that seemed to stop on him from round the stumps, he had a feeble push at it for Zaheer to take the dolly as it looped back to him, he throws it in the air and takes off on a run, White's horror run continues. 190/5
22.5 to BJ Haddin, Yuvraj's golden arm strikes again. Raina takes a smart low catch tumbling forward. Haddin was clearly looking to make things happen against Munaf and Yuvraj, and he may have chanced his arm once too often. Yuvraj slows this one up in the air, tosses it up on off and gets it to break away. Haddin looks to power the cover drive with the spin, but once again goes in the air. It is dying on Raina, but he's alert enough to tumble forward and pouch it.. 110/2
30.4 to MJ Clarke, uhoh, Clarke has played the worst shot of the day. India's best spinner in this World Cup has taken another wicket. Flighted ball on leg stump, Clarke looks to play an ugly slog-swipe, across the line and completely out of character, against the spin, and indeed the run of play. He got the front foot across, was inside the line and then top-edged the shot since it was very full. He was probably looking for the gap between long on and midwicket. Zaheer takes it in the outfield at midwicket. Nicely judged running take.. 140/3
India  (T: 261 runs from 50 ovs)
c MEK Hussey b Watson1522462068.18
c †Haddin b Tait5368937077.94
run out (White/DJ Hussey)50641162078.12
c Clarke b DJ Hussey2433381072.72
not out 5765908087.69
c Clarke b Lee78191087.50
not out 34284821121.42
Extras(lb 3, nb 2, w 16)21
TOTAL47.4 Ov (RR: 5.47, 232 Mins)261/5
Fall of wickets: 1-44 (Virender Sehwag, 8.1 ov), 2-94 (Sachin Tendulkar, 18.1 ov), 3-143 (Virat Kohli, 28.3 ov), 4-168 (Gautam Gambhir, 33.2 ov), 5-187 (MS Dhoni, 37.3 ov)
37.3 to MS Dhoni, Dhoni has perished. He's not been in great form, and clearly that's affecting his thinking. After the last two balls, you'd have expected better than a wild airy cut to a short ball. That was again pacy from Lee, got it to bounce extra and Dhoni had no control on the cut. Seemed like he wanted to hit it right through Clarke at point. Pup keeps his cool and holds a blinder as the ball buzzes away to his right. India are throwing this away.. 187/5
18.1 to SR Tendulkar, Sachin is gone, or is he, is that a back foot no-ball, it was a length ball outside off stump, and he nibbled it on its way to Haddin, it was very close to being a no-ball, but Tait got away with it, he hadn't grounded the back heel on the line, Sachin has to walk back. 94/2
8.1 to V Sehwag, Sehwag is gone. He hasn't looked his best through this innings. Watson has got him with a bouncer that wasn't very high on pace, but was spot on with its direction. It angled in from outside off, cramping Sehwag for room as it came in, but he still looked to pull. The top edge ballooned up and landed in Hussey's hands at square leg, running back inside the circle. Huge wicket for Australia. I reckon, the huger one is at the other end though.. 44/1
28.3 to V Kohli, Kohli has thrown it away totally against the run of play, full toss on the stumps, he threw his bat wildly at it, but only found the man at midwicket, David cannot believe it, he is smiling wildly, Virat is disappointed but he has to go. 143/3
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  • Australia innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 40 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0 (Bowling side - 30 runs, 0 wicket)
  • Australia: 50 runs in 12.4 overs (76 balls), Extras 1
  • Drinks: Australia - 86/1 in 18.0 overs (BJ Haddin 38, RT Ponting 20)
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 56 balls (BJ Haddin 30, RT Ponting 21, Ex 2)
  • Australia: 100 runs in 20.6 overs (126 balls), Extras 3
  • BJ Haddin: 50 off 57 balls (6 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Over 27.2: Review by India (Bowling), Umpire - M Erasmus, Batsman - RT Ponting (Struck down)
  • RT Ponting: 50 off 67 balls (3 x 4)
  • Australia: 150 runs in 33.1 overs (199 balls), Extras 5
  • Drinks: Australia - 150/4 in 33.3 overs (RT Ponting 56)
  • Over 37.3: Review by India (Bowling), Umpire - M Erasmus, Batsman - CL White (Struck down)
  • Powerplay 3: Overs 43.1 - 48.0 (Batting side - 44 runs, 0 wicket)
  • Australia: 200 runs in 43.3 overs (261 balls), Extras 5
  • RT Ponting: 100 off 113 balls (7 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 38 balls (RT Ponting 17, DJ Hussey 32, Ex 1)
  • Australia: 250 runs in 49.0 overs (294 balls), Extras 11
  • Innings Break: Australia - 260/6 in 50.0 overs (DJ Hussey 38, MG Johnson 6)
  • India innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 50 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Over 0.6: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - M Erasmus, Batsman - V Sehwag (Struck down)
  • India: 50 runs in 9.6 overs (61 balls), Extras 6
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0 (Bowling side - 26 runs, 0 wicket)
  • Drinks: India - 67/1 in 13.0 overs (SR Tendulkar 44, G Gambhir 1)
  • SR Tendulkar: 50 off 61 balls (7 x 4)
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 58 balls (SR Tendulkar 30, G Gambhir 16, Ex 4)
  • India: 100 runs in 19.2 overs (118 balls), Extras 11
  • Drinks: India - 143/3 in 28.3 overs (G Gambhir 40)
  • India: 150 runs in 29.2 overs (178 balls), Extras 11
  • G Gambhir: 50 off 63 balls (2 x 4)
  • India: 200 runs in 39.4 overs (240 balls), Extras 14
  • Yuvraj Singh: 50 off 54 balls (7 x 4)
  • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 43 balls (Yuvraj Singh 26, SK Raina 18, Ex 6)
  • Powerplay 3: Overs 45.1 - 50.0 (Batting side - 22 runs, 0 wicket)
  • India: 250 runs in 46.1 overs (279 balls), Extras 19
  • Attendance - 51,000
Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Series resultIndia advanced
Match numberODI no. 3143
Hours of play (local time)14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00, Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15
Match days24 March 2011 - daynight (50-over match)
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