India vs Australia
India win by 6 wickets (with 2 balls to spare). The Man of the Match is Yuvraj Singh. No surprises there.
Over 20 - Ind 202/4. Yuvraj 77 (35) Dhoni 24 (21)
Over 20 - Ind 202/4. A single off the first, but Dhoni misses a flashing drive off the second. The third is full but wide of off and Dhoni crashes it through the covers to raise the 200. It is almost another boundary off the fourth ball, but the fielder has to move far enough and the Indian pair run the two they need to seal victory with 2 balls to spare. Yuvraj Singh was superb in his comeback match
Over 19 - Ind 195/4. Yuvray 76 (34) Dhoni 18 (18)
Over 19 - Ind 195/4. Just 8 in that over, and India need 7 off the final over. Faulkner finishes with 0-36, but India can sense victory. Watson has the task of denying them victory.
Over 18 - Ind 187/4. Yuvraj 70 (31) Dhoni 16 (13)
Over 18 - Ind 187/4. Coulter-Nile is going wide outside off to keep Yuvraj quiet. It is a questionable tactic as he bowls a wide and is then laced through the covers. He ends the over with a full toss, which ends up somewhere in the crowd beyond deep mid wicket. 14 off the over and India need 15 off the last 12 balls. After a tidy start, Coulter-Nile ends with 1-44.
Over 17 - Ind 173/4. Yuvraj 59 (27) Dhoni 14 (13)
Over 17 - Ind 173/4. Yuvraj goes to his 50 with a beautiful straight six off just 25 balls. He slog sweeps the next over mid wicket and just clears deep mid wicket. Just to make things worse, Faulkner sprays one down leg side for 5 wides. They can afford a dot off the last ball. 20 taken, India need 29 off 18.
Over 16 - Ind 153/4. Yuvraj 47 (23) Dhoni 12 (11)
Over 16 - Ind 153/4. Some luck for Australia as Doherty fields off his own bowling and attempts a direct hit only for the umpire to do the back up fielding and prevent overthrows. Yuvraj will not be denied though, clubbing a shorter ball through mid wicket to bring up the 150. 49 needed off 24 now.
Over 15 - Ind 146/4. Yuvraj 42 (20) Dhoni 11 (8)
Over 15 - Ind 146/4. India need another 56 off the last 30 balls. Yuvraj is looking in superb touch as he strokes two more boundaries.
Over 14 - Ind 133/4. Yuvraj 31 (15) Dhoni 10 (7)
Over 14 - Ind 133/4. A big over for India as they add 18. Yuvraj hit two sixes, but was almost out on the second as Watson just touched the boundary in attempting the catch. McKay finishes with 2-50.
Over 13 - Ind 115/4. Yuvraj 14 (11) Dhoni 9 (5)
Over 13 - Ind 115/4. Dhoni steps back and lashes one over extra cover, but is the only boundary that Watson will allow. India need plenty of boundaries now.
Over 12 - Ind 106/4. Yuvraj 13 (9) Dhoni 1 (1)
Over 12 - Ind 106/4. WICKET! McKay is back and Kohli goes after his as well, but this time he is taken just inside the long on boundary. Kohli c Faulkner b McKay 20 (22). Yuvraj tickles the next ball just wide of the keeper to the boundary. A clever slower ball produces the most inelegant of swipes to end the over.
Over 11 - Ind 100/3. Kohli 29 (21) Yuvraj 8 (5)
Over 11 - Ind 100/3. Kohli starts the over positively by clearing the ropes with a straight drive. Doherty keeps his nerve and gives up just four more runs in the over with some tight bowling.
Over 10 - Ind 91/3. Kohli 20 (15) Yuvraj 8 (5)
Over 10 - Ind 91/3. Coulter-Nile returns to the attack and produced a tidy over. Half-way through the overs but India are still less than half-way to the target. Good news for them is that Yuvraj is showing some of his trademark timing. India have missed him.
Over 9 - Ind 83/3. Kohli 18 (12) Yuvraj 2 (2)
Over 9 - Ind 83/3. WICKET! Dhawan carves Doherty's shorter ball past point for four, but dances down the track to the arm ball and is stranded as Haddin whips off the bails. Advantage Australia again. Dhawan st Haddin b Doherty 32 (19).
Over 8 - Ind 74/2. Dhawan 28 (17) Kohli 16 (10)
Over 8 - Ind 74/2. Henriques into the attack and gets pummelled for three boundaries in that over. The last should have been saved by Faulkner. The momentum is swinging towards India, but there is a long way to go still.
Over 7 - Ind 59/2. Dhawan 24 (16) Kohli 5 (5)
Over 7 - Ind 59/2. Faulkner mixes up his pace and will be happy to restrict the Indians to six singles in that over. The asking rate is now touching 11.
Over 6 - Aus 53/2. Dhawan 21 (13) Kohli 2 (2)
Over 6 - Ind 53/2. WICKET! Raina brought up the 50 with a neat flick over fine leg, but he then toe-ends one straight up to mid wicket off the next ball. Raina c Watson b Coulter-Nile 19 (13). He is deceptively quick, this young Australian
Over 5 - Ind 44/1. Dhawan 20 (12) Raina 13 (10)
Over 5 - Ind 44/1. A better over for Australia as Faulkner enters the attack with an injection of pace. Just a few singles there.
Over 4 - Ind 39/1. Dhawan 18 (10) Raina 12 (6)
Over 4 - Ind 39/1. India have just about caught up with the asking rate as Dhawan starts using his feet to McKay and hits tow elegant boundaries. Raina follows up with a handsome cover drive.
Over 3 - Ind 25/1. Dhawan 9 (6) Raina 7 (4)
Over 3 - Ind 25/1. Boundaries in contrasting style as Watson continues. Dhawan gloved a short ball just out of reach of Haddin while Raina was all timing as he flicked another leg side delivery wide of fine leg.
Over 2 - Ind 14/1. Dhawan 3 (3) Raina 2 (1)
Over 2 - Ind 14/1. WICKET! Sharma started the over with a sweetly timed flick into the crowd, but he nicks off attempting a lusty drive a few balls later. R Sharma c Haddin b McKay 8 (8). Dhawan had better luck, a thick edge landing just short of third man.
- 10th Oct 2013
- India won the toss and elected to bowl.
- Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium
- A K Chaudhary, C Shamsuddin
- TV Umpire
- V A Kulkarni
- Match Referee
- R S Mahanama
- Reserve Umpire
- P K Khakhar
india BATTING CARD
|R.G. Sharma||c Haddin b McKay||8|
|S. Dhawan||s Haddin b Doherty||32|
|S.K. Raina||c Watson b Coulter-Nile||19|
|V. Kohli||c Faulkner b McKay||29|
|Y. Singh||Not out||77|
|M.S. Dhoni||Not out||24|
|Total||19.4 Overs||202 - 4|