ibnlive » Cricketnext

Ind v Aus, Match 10: As it happened

Cricketnext.com
Feb 26, 2012 at 05:05pm IST

India's Innings

40th over: It's over for India. Kumar is bowled by Doherty. India fall short by 87 runs. With the defeat, they are almost out out of the CB series. They now need to beat Sri Lanka in their next match with a bonus point. If they do that, they will reach the final on the basis of a better head-to-head against the Lankans in the group stages. One more thing, Australia must win their last tie against Sri Lanka. If they don't, no calculation is going to work for India. In short, the Indians are facing an impossible task! Meanwhile, David Warner has been called on to take his Man-of-the-Match award at the prize distribution ceremony. His 68 indeed turned out to be crucial in the context of the match.

Kumar b Doherty 1 (4b)

Ind v Aus, Match 10: As it happened

Sachin Tendulkar ducks under the ball during his innings on Sunday. (AP PHOTO)

39th out Now Irfan Pathan departs. India's faint hopes end with this wicket. Irfan fails to connect with a Brett Lee full toss properly as the ball goes high into the air. Michael Hussey runs from the square leg to complete the catch. India 165 for nine.

Pathan c MEK Hussey b Lee 22 (22)

38th over: Ravichandran Ashwin out! He finds the leading edge off Doherty as Shane Watson takes a lollypop at mid-wicket. India 156 for eight.

Ashwin c Watson b Doherty 26 (37)

35th over: A welcome six for Team India. Irfan Pathan hit a massive six over the deep mid wicket, something to cheer about for India's fans.

33rd over: Dhoni falls! He never looked comfortable in the middle. Weird innings by skipper comes to an end. He scored 14 from 49 deliveries. Someone should have reminded him that it was not a Test match.

Dhoni lbw b Hilfenhaus 14(49

30th over: Its 115/6 after thirty overs. Australian bowlers are not giving any loose deliveries and Indian duo of Dhoni and Ashwin are finding it difficult to score runs. Required run-rate is almost 7 per over now.

27th over: It was coming! Ravindra Jadeja departs. His rubbish form in the tri-series continues. He was fishing outside off and gets an edge. Shane Watson gets his third scalp. It's really surprising how he has managed to be in the team with his current form.

Ravindra Jadeja c Shane Watson b Christian 8(17)

25th over It's half way of Indian innings. Jadeja and Dhoni are trying their best to keep India in hunt. India need another 151 runs from 25 overs.

23rd over: Ravindra Jadeja and MS Dhoni are unable to break the shackles as runs are hard to come by now. Australian bowlers are bowling at good line and length and on the other hands fielders are quick and are not giving anything away.

20th over: Raina's poor form continues! The left-hander nicks an away going Watson delivery to keeper Wade. It was a nothing shot by Raina. Watson's excitement is justified. It's his second wicket inside three overs.

S Raina c Wade b Watson 8 (7)

17th over: Now Gambhir falls! Gambhir's sufferings at the crease ends as he played on a Clint McKay delivery. He makes 23 off 48 balls.

G Gambhir b McKay 23 (48)

16th over: Kohli departs! A brilliant bowling change by Shane Watson, who brings himself into the attack, and got an immediate reward. Kohli couldn't keep his flick down and was caught at mid-wicket by Dan Christian.

V Kohli c Christian b Watson 21 (27)

14th over: Gambhir, Kohli going strong! The two Delhi lad are taking the Indian innings forward. Gambhir is taking his time, while Kohli is in fine touch. India 74/2.

10th over: Good over for India, ten runs came off it as Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir are finally getting the feel in the middle and are timing the ball well. India 60/2 at ten and at the same stage Australia were 41/2.

7th over: Another controversial decision as Sachin falls this time! Tendulkar was run out, but Lee was in his way as he ran through. Gambhir- Sachin went for a quick single. Lee for some reason ran half way down the pitch and then stood his ground and Warner hit the stumps. Tendulkar was short of his crease but he felt Lee obstructed him.

Tendulkar run out (Warner) 14(15)

6th over: Another good over for India. Eleven runs came off the over with two classy boundaries off the bat of Sachin Tendulkar. Little Master looks in a great touch.

3rd over: A good over for Team India. Ten runs came off it though both the boundaries score were extras. But welcome runs for Team India. It will take some pressure away.

2nd over: Sehwag departs early once again! Viredner Sehwag once again failed as he was dismissed cheaply by Hilfenhaus. Sehwag tried to play a full blooded drive straight back past the bowler but the bat turned in his hand and he gave a catch back to the bowler. It was very well held by Hilfenhaus.

Sehwag c and b Hilfenhaus 5(11)

1st over: Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag come out to open the innings for India. Sehwag inevitably chases the wide ball, but survives to get off the mark. India 2/0.

Australia's Innings

50th over: Sehwag gets his third! Thirteen runs came off the last over but India still managed to restrict Australia to 252/9. Daniel Christian was the last man out as he was caught on the long on by Ravindra Jadeja. He smashed it hard and flat but it went straight to the fielder.

Christian c Ravindra Jadeja b Sehwag 24(32)

49th over: Fantastic over at death by Praveen Kumar. Just six came from it. Australia are 239/8. Surely India should now restrict them under 250.

48th over: That's Out! Brett Lee goes pack to the pavilion. Virender Sehwag picks up his second scalp of the day. The match has surely turn in India's favour in last few overs? Lee came down the track but Sehwag slowed it up and dragged it shorter and Lee was caught by Virat Kohli at deep mid wicket. Australia 233/8.

Brett Lee c Virat Kohli b Sehwag 4(15)

47th over: Daniel Christian and Brett Lee hope to Australia's innings in flourish as both of them are trying to hit the ball hard. Seven came of the over. Australia are 231/7.

44th over: Clint McKay falls! Sehwag picks up his man and India are back with the bang. Gentle flight lured McKay forward and he completely missed it and Dhoni was quick to whip the bails.

Clint McKay st Dhoni b Sehwag 1(2)

42nd over: Big wicket for Team India! David Hussey departs after a brilliant fifty. Umesh Yadav gets his second wicket of the match. Umesh banged it in short and Hussey went for the pull, the ball bounced a touch extra and took the edge to Dhoni.

David Hussey c Dhoni b Umesh Yadav 54

40th over: Matthew Wade fell to Umesh Yadav after scoring a well made fifty. That's an important wicket at a crucial time. Wade looked to run it down to third man and opened the face of the bat, only managed an edge through to Dhoni. Meanwhile David Hussey brought up yet another fifty of the series, his fourth of the series. Australia 205/5 at the end of 40 overs.

Wade c Dhoni b Umesh Yadav 56(66)

38th over: Wade hit Ashwin for huge six over mid-wicket region to bring his fifty. India have took their foot of the paddle and have allowed Wade and Hussey dominate the proceedings. It's 195/4 after 38 overs.

35th over: Another good over for Australia. Pathetic bowling by Jadeja resulted twelve runs in an overs. MS Dhoni needs to sort out this quickly as Australia are looking in a commanding position now and can reach 300.

34th over: David Hussey and Matthew Wade brought up the fifty-run stand between them as the duo rebuild for Australia. Both are looking dangerous at the moment and can really hit India hard in the late overs.

30th over: India have tightened the screws, and the Australians are dealing in singles at the moment. One can think that David Hussey is preparing himself for the launchpad for the later overs. Australia 145/4.

24th over: There's an appeal from Dhoni against David Hussey who seemed to be avoiding a throw by Suresh Raina, which might have hit the stumps had it not been stopped by the batsman while running towards the striker's end. But the third umpire ruled it in favour of the batsman. Hussey survives, Australia 120/4.

21st over: Big wicket, Warner falls! Brilliant catch by Suresh Raina. Raina bumped into Irfan while going for the catch and both of them hurt themselves badly. Warner swept the ball from outside the offstump and was caught at backward square leg. Irfan has gone off the field for a bit. Ravindra Jadeja gets his first wicket.

D Warner c Raina b Jadeja 68 (66)

20th over: Australia bring up hundred in the 20th over. Second fifty came off just 41 balls. Poor fielding and some ordinary bowling has helped Australia up the ante. Warner is punishing Indian bowlers and is scoring at a pretty good rate. He is on 66 from 61 balls.

17th over: Fifty for Warner! he brings up his half-century with a classy boundary. It's his first fifty of the series. Ten runs came off the over that included two boundaries by Warner. India need to pick him up otherwise he can take the game away from them.

16th over: India are again slow on overrate. Australia are 75/3 at the end of sixteen overs. Warner is in the middle on 44 off 45 balls.

India takes the bowling powerplay as Ashwin continues.

Umesh Yadav comes is as a second change for India. David Warner and David Hussey are in the middle for the Aussies.

14th over: Mike Hussey departs! Big big wicket for Team India. Misfield led to Hussey's downfall. Hussey drove it straight through Raina at short cover. The single was taken, Patha ran around from wide long-off. Batsmen decided to go for the second Warner send Hussey back. Good throw, straight to the bowler Ashwin, who takes the bails off.

M Hussey run out (Irfan Pathan/Ashwin) 10(21)

13th over: Australia bring up their fifty. Warner is looking dangerous in the middle and it's just a matter of time before he cuts loose. So far Indian bowlers have managed to keep the Aussies in check but the duo of Warner and Hussey have started finding the gaps and picking up ones and twos.

First bowling change for Team India. Dhoni gives the ball to R Ashwin as the offie replaces Pathan.

Praveen Kumar's figure so far: 6overs - 1maiden - 14runs - 2wickets

11th over: Mike Hussey and David Warner are trying to build Australia's innings with smart batting. They are rotating the strike well and are picking up odd boundary in between. Five runs came of Praveen Kumar's sixth over. Australia are 46/2 after eleven.

Dhoni has gone off the field, so there's a brief hold-up in play. India should be happy with the start so far, they have picked up two wicket but Warner has begun to look quite dangerous

8th over: Another big over for Australia. David Warner is putting Pathan under pressure as ten runs came from the over that included two classy boundaries by the southpaw. It could be trouble for India, if they allow Warner to get into his groove. Australia 36/2 after eight.

7th over: Big wicket for Team India. Peter Forrest goes take a long walk back to the dressing room. It was a flower ball from Praveen, he rolled the fingers over. Forrest tried to push to the off side, but gets a thin inside edge that drops onto the stumps. It's a big wicket for India. After seven overs Australia are 26/2.

Forrest b Praveen Kumar 7(18)

6th over: Big over for Australia. Thirteen runs came off Pathan's third over. A boundary for Warner and Forrest allowed Australia to improve the scoring rate a bit.

5th over: After five overs Australia are just 10/1. Praveen Kumar and Irfan Pathan are bowling good line and length and are not allowing Warner and Forrest to free their arms. Indian bowlers have done their homework well for the must win match.

3rd over: Watson departs! Shane Watson tried to pull the ball across the line over the infield but he doesn't really time his shot and the ball goes to Umesh Yadav at mid-on for a simple catch. He is out for 1 from 7 balls. Australia 6/1 after three.

Shane Watson c Umesh Yadav b Praveen Kumar 1(7)

1st over: Good start from Praveen Kumar as he bowls up a maiden first up. India will be hoping that new ball bowlers provide them with good start. Its 0/0 after 1st. David Warner and Shane Watson open the batting for Australia.

Australia's stand-in skipper Shane Watson won the toss and elected to bat first against India. India are yet to bat first in this series. Australia are yet to chase.

Conditions are very humid and there is a slight cloud covering. This is the same wicket where Sri Lanka thrashed Australia.

Good morning and welcome to the 10th match of the Commonwealth Bank Series between Australia and India at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sunday. It's a must-win match for Team India as they needing two wins in their last two matches to reach the finals, the time has come for India to show some real action.

Teams:

Australia: David Warner, Shane Watson, Peter Forrest, Michael Hussey, David Hussey, Matthew Wade(w), Daniel Christian, Brett Lee, Clint McKay, Xavier Doherty, Ben Hilfenhaus

India: Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Irfan Pathan, R Ashwin, Praveen Kumar, Umesh Yadav

(Full scorecard)

Latest

More from this section

PREVIOUS  Sylhet beat Chittagong by 35 runs

NEXT  Banned Amir returns home after jail sentence