Australia v India, 2011-12
Wisden's review of the second Twenty20 International, Australia v India, 2011-12
At Melbourne, February 3, 2012 (floodlit). India won by eight wickets. Toss: Australia.
India finally outplayed their hosts, producing a fielding performance so clinical it gained grudging
admiration even from the Australians. Gambhir's nerveless pouching of Warner's towering pull set
the tone, and the extension of Shaun Marsh's miserable summer was rightly overshadowed by India
snaring four run-outs and a stumping. Jadeja's slick work at backward point did for Finch and Bailey.
Next day, Jadeja, who also bowled smartly, was bought for $2 million by Chennai Super Kings at the IPL
auction. It was only Australia's third defeat in 15 home Twenty20 internationals.
Man of the Match: R.A. Jadeja.