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Only T20I (N), Melbourne, February 01, 2008, India tour of Australia
(11.2/20 ov, T:75) 75/1

Australia won by 9 wickets (with 52 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
37* (36)
India Innings
Australia Innings
Match Details
India  (20 ovs maximum)
Gautam Gambhir c Hopes b Bracken96910150.00
Virender Sehwag run out (Clarke)035000.00
Dinesh Karthik  b Lee88910100.00
Robin Uthappa c DJ Hussey b Bracken1370033.33
Rohit Sharma  b Hopes881510100.00
MS Dhoni (c)†c Lee b DJ Hussey927300033.33
Irfan Pathan c †Gilchrist b Bracken2630410086.66
Praveen Kumar c Voges b Noffke61080060.00
Harbhajan Singh c Clarke b Voges1350033.33
Sreesanth c Hodge b Voges011000.00
Ishant Sharma not out 3680050.00
Extras(w 3)3
TOTAL17.3 Ov (RR: 4.22, 73 Mts)74
Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Virender Sehwag, 0.5 ov), 2-12 (Gautam Gambhir, 1.4 ov), 3-20 (Dinesh Karthik, 2.6 ov), 4-20 (Robin Uthappa, 3.2 ov), 5-32 (Rohit Sharma, 6.4 ov), 6-49 (MS Dhoni, 11.4 ov), 7-60 (Praveen Kumar, 14.1 ov), 8-63 (Harbhajan Singh, 15.2 ov), 9-63 (Sreesanth, 15.3 ov), 10-74 (Irfan Pathan, 17.3 ov)
Brett Lee301314.33131020
2.6 to KD Karthik, booming low full toss, Karthik plays all around it and he just didn't see it, the ball skittles the sticks. 20/3
Nathan Bracken2.311134.4081000
1.4 to G Gambhir, and now a soft dismissal, the ball landing outside off and Gambhir hardly gets any bat on a tame would-be-lofted drive to mid-off where Hopes takes an easy catch. 12/2
3.2 to RV Uthappa, slower ball, a touch of loop in at the right hander who waits for the ball to cross him and then drives uppishly to mid-off where David Hussey gets on the international scoresheet for the first time. 20/4
17.3 to IK Pathan, He's gone this time, stepping back, exposing his stumps, and trying to crack a back-foot cut off one which nipped in, Gilchrist taking the edge. 74/10
Ashley Noffke402315.7571000
14.1 to P Kumar, outside off, plenty of room, driven hard but aerially to a wideish long-off. 60/7
James Hopes301013.33100000
6.4 to RG Sharma, Hopes strikes with his fourth ball! The ball comes in on a good length on off, Sharma shapes to swivel a pull round, misses, and his off stump is clipped. 32/5
David Hussey301214.00100010
11.4 to MS Dhoni, swivels in on middle, a touch short, and that's Hussey's first wicket as Dhoni stands tall and swats a pull to deep midwicket which doesn't quite have the legs. 49/6
Adam Voges20522.5070000
15.2 to Harbhajan Singh, swivelled in to the middle stump and a magnificent catch from Clarke, who's fielding has been excellent from the off, removes the batsman with a diving effort. 63/8
15.3 to S Sreesanth, steps down the track, outside off, to meet the ball that doesn't quite come on to the bat, shapes to drive over cover, takes a slight edge, spoons to gully and that's another terrific catch, scooped low. 63/9
Australia  (T: 75 runs from 20 ovs)
Adam Gilchrist c Gambhir b Kumar25223421113.63
Michael Clarke (c)not out 37365011102.77
Brad Hodge not out 10101500100.00
Extras(b 1, lb 1, w 1)3
TOTAL11.2 Ov (RR: 6.61, 50 Mts)75/1
Fall of wickets: 1-57 (Adam Gilchrist, 7.3 ov)
Irfan Pathan301806.0082000
Praveen Kumar201517.5070100
7.3 to AC Gilchrist, he goes for the big one again, holing out at long-on, and is well caught, low in front. 57/1
Ishant Sharma1.20806.0040010
Harbhajan Singh20703.5060000
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TossIndia, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Michael Clarke
Match numberT20I no. 52
Hours of play (local time)19.35 start, First Session 19.35-20.55 Interval 20.55-21.15, Second Session 21.15-22.35
Match days1 February 2008 - night (20-over match)
T20I debut
David Hussey
David Hussey
Ishant Sharma
Ishant Sharma
Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar
Bruce Oxenford
Simon Taufel
TV Umpire
Bob Parry
Reserve Umpire
Tony Ward
Match Referee
New Zealand
Jeff Crowe
  • India innings
  • India: 50 runs in 12.1 overs (76 balls), Extras 3
  • Innings Break: India - 74/10 in 17.3 overs (I Sharma 3)
  • Australia innings
  • Australia: 50 runs in 6.5 overs (41 balls), Extras 2
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 41 balls (AC Gilchrist 19, MJ Clarke 30, Ex 2)
  • Attendance: 84,041
  • Match Scorer: Binoy George