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Match Status- Match Ended, Venue - Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Sydney,Match 10, Date - 26/02/2012, Toss won by - Australia

Commentary (India innings)

What was turned out at the start as a final's decider, has gone into the favour of Australia like a piece of cake at the SCG today. Unless India come up with a huge victory against Sri Lanka and hope for Australia to do the same, they are most certainly out of the finalist's contention. That's it from us then, the India vs Sri Lanka match is on Feb 28 at Hobart, starting at 1420 local time (0850 IST), till then, tata!

Winning captain Shane Watson says he was tensed early on as it's his first captaincy assignment. He reckons that it's a mental challenge but it's great fun to play around. He voices on the David Hussey controversy that, in the end it looked like David was trying to protect himself and trusts the two world class umpires, Simon Taufel and Billy Bowden to take the right decision. When asked about Clarke's return to captaincy, he jokes that he wants to continue as captain but likes to see Clarke back as well.

Man of the Match David Warner says that he is happy for today's performance. He reckons that the key is defense, and playing the ball to it's merit is the perfect way to play. Also adds that he has not had many run outs for some time and it feels great to have run out Sachin Tendulkar.

Losing captain, MS Dhoni says that they got to a decent start but was tough in the beginning. He feels bad for Pathan,who was unfortunate to get injured. Genuinely feels that 250 was a gettable score. Stamps a steeling statement that irrespective of the rankings, they have to perform on the field and such situations would have helped the juniors. When asked about the weakest link in their armoury, says that the main concern is batting and more than individual scores it's more of two or three knocks doing the trick. Accepts that he is not very comfortable with maths and would look to outscore Sri Lanka in the next match after knowing the calculation from their scorers.

In the chase, Sehwag once again fell in typical fashion, early on and none of the Indian batsmen even crossed 30 runs individually. Gambhir, Kohli did get decent starts but India were never in the hunt, losing wickets at will. There was some outstanding fielding by Australia which may or may not have caused the Indian batsmen to rush after every ball aimed at them and wilting their stay at the crease subsequently. Ashwin showed his all-rounder skills and along with the two mega six-hitter Irfan Pathan, showed some attempt to pose a challenge but India had let Australia too deep in their tail and hence crumbled.

Australia were restricted well by India but once again David Hussey jumped onto the run-scoring bandwagon with a 50 and along with the southpaws, Wade and Warner helped his team cross 252.

Any conspicuous signs of a rift, or disorder in the Indian team can be put to rest as India have new things to worry about, surrendering a victory to Australia with an abysmal performance with the bat.

39.3 X Doherty to P Kumar, OUT! AUSTRALIA WIN BY 87 RUNS AND QUALIFY FOR THE FINALS! Kumar looks to work it away outside off and gets an inside edge onto the stumps. 165/10

39.2 X Doherty to P Kumar, Has a clean look at and sees a turning delivery go through. 165/9

39.1 X Doherty to P Kumar, Kumar has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 165/9

38.6 B Lee to U Yadav, Yadav lets the ball go outside his off stump to end the over. 165/9

38.5 B Lee to U Yadav, Whoa, what was that? Umesh Yadav comes down the track and has a wild slog at it. It looked more of a swift motion of a warrior wielding his sword, nevertheless, he misses it out. 165/9

38.5 B Lee to U Yadav, No-ball for height, Lee is looking for the yorker and hurls a waist high full toss, Umesh has a hard time dealing it. 165/9

38.4 B Lee to P Kumar, Wide outside off, slashed hard by Kumar and it goes off an outside edge to third man for one. 164/9

Umesh Yadav is the last man to walk in at 163/9.

38.3 B Lee to I Pathan, OUT! There you go, Pathan goes and India are one wicket away from defeat. Full toss, not dealt by Pathan cleanly, probably Lee's pace does him in. Goes off a top edge into the sky, M Hussey adjusts well to the swerving ball and takes it with his fingers pointed up at deep square leg. 163/9

38.3 B Lee to I Pathan, Wide. Way outside off, a yorker. Pathan is least interested. He wants it in the slot I guess. 163/8

38.2 B Lee to I Pathan, Goes swinging away outside off and misses out. 162/8

38.1 B Lee to I Pathan, SIX! And his power-hitting continues, how far was that muscled? In the slot on the full arena at 132.5 kph, Pathan swings it through the line and clobbers hard to send the ball hovering over the long on fence. 162/8

Praveen Kumar walks in.

37.6 X Doherty to R Ashwin, OUT! Soft dismissal. That's another wicket off the last delivery of an over. A pretty innocuous delivery on the pads, all Ashwin could manage was to get an unfortunate leading edge to Watson at mid wicket. 156/8

37.5 X Doherty to R Ashwin, Jams a yorker to an advancing Ashwin, he does well to evade it away. 156/7

37.4 X Doherty to R Ashwin, FOUR! Some fight we have here. Ashwin thrusts forward and converts it to a full toss and sends it packing over covers for a boundary. 156/7

37.3 X Doherty to R Ashwin, Lands a yorker on the pads, tucked to mid-wicket. 152/7

37.2 X Doherty to I Pathan, Gets it away through covers for one. 152/7

37.1 X Doherty to I Pathan, FOUR! Pathan smokes a full toss down the ground, Forrest screaming in from long on tries to latch onto it and the ball sneakes under him for a boundary. 151/7

36.6 B Lee to R Ashwin, Follows Ashwin with a full delivery down the leg side. Ashwin gets hit on the pads. 147/7

36.5 B Lee to I Pathan, Short on the pads at 130.2 kph, helped away to square leg for one. 147/7

36.4 B Lee to R Ashwin, Short delivery, Ashwin climbs onto it but sends it with a mistimed pull over mid-wicket for three. 146/7

36.3 B Lee to I Pathan, Slower delivery at 108.2 kph, on middle, turned to mid-wicket for one. 143/7

36.2 B Lee to R Ashwin, Touch short outside off, guided to third man for one. 142/7

36.1 B Lee to I Pathan, Goes fuller on the pads, flicked away to Doherty at short fine leg, Doherty hits the stumps with a direct hit but Ashwin is home. 141/7

Brett Lee comes back on to replace Hilfenhaus.

35.6 X Doherty to I Pathan, Short and wide outside off, chopped away through point for one to end the over. 140/7

35.5 X Doherty to I Pathan, Rare bad ball, high full toss, Pathan hits it straight to McKay at square leg. 139/7

35.4 X Doherty to R Ashwin, Strays it on the pads, tucked through mid-wicket for one. 139/7

35.3 X Doherty to R Ashwin, Ashwin comes down, Doherty jams a yorker but Ashwin adjusts well to dig it away. 138/7

35.2 X Doherty to R Ashwin, Gives himself room on the off side and plays a superb inside out shot through covers for two. 138/7

35.1 X Doherty to R Ashwin, Loops it on the crease, steered to point. 136/7

34.6 Ben Hilfenhaus to I Pathan, SIX! That was given the Pathan power! Short on the body, Pathan swivels and clubs it over mid-wicket for a humongous maximum. 136/7

34.6 Ben Hilfenhaus to I Pathan, No ball. Foot fault. Pathan has a swing and a miss outside off. 130/7

34.5 Ben Hilfenhaus to I Pathan, Fuller length, Pathan drives it down the ground with a firm connection, Hilfenhaus gets low to get hands to it. 129/7

34.4 Ben Hilfenhaus to I Pathan, Short of length at 136.3 kph, punched back to Hilfenhaus. 129/7

34.3 Ben Hilfenhaus to I Pathan, Full on the pads at 135.4 kph, turned away to mid-wicket. 129/7

34.2 Ben Hilfenhaus to I Pathan, Back of a length on the pads, knuckled into the ground. 129/7

34.1 Ben Hilfenhaus to I Pathan, Fuller outside off at 135.8 kph, Pathan drives it firmly to mid off. 129/7

33.6 X Doherty to I Pathan, Loopy outside off, driven through point for one. 129/7

33.5 X Doherty to I Pathan, Short delivery, Pathan smacks it straight to square leg once again. 128/7

33.4 X Doherty to I Pathan, Slants on the pads, tucked straight to backward square leg. 128/7

33.3 X Doherty to I Pathan, Flights it outside off, Pathan works it to point. 128/7

33.2 X Doherty to R Ashwin, Driven towards the mid on region by Ashwin. They pick up a single. 128/7

33.1 X Doherty to R Ashwin, Loops up at 83.4 kph, Ashwin defends. 127/7

32.6 Ben Hilfenhaus to I Pathan, Pathan has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 127/7

32.6 Ben Hilfenhaus to I Pathan, Wide. Bouncer which goes way over Pathan's head. 127/7

Irfan Pathan walks in at number 9 with India at 127/7.

32.5 Ben Hilfenhaus to MS Dhoni, OUT! Dead straight! The queen is removed from the chess board and Australia are not far from a check mate. Hilfenhaus lands on middle, goes on further low to smack Dhoni on his pads. The ball keeps low and Dhoni had crouched under to deal with it but it strikes him right in front. 126/7

32.4 Ben Hilfenhaus to R Ashwin, Width on offer outside off, helped away to third man for a single. 126/6

32.3 Ben Hilfenhaus to R Ashwin, Ashwin defends it from within the crease. 125/6

32.2 Ben Hilfenhaus to R Ashwin, FOUR! Nicely done this time. Short outside off, Ashwin waits for a lifetime for the ball to come in and then guides it past Watson at wide first slip for a boundary to third man. The first after 8 overs. 125/6

32.1 Ben Hilfenhaus to R Ashwin, Back of a length, pushed away to cover with a punch. 121/6

31.6 X Doherty to R Ashwin, Pushes it further outside off, driven through covers for one. 121/6

31.5 X Doherty to MS Dhoni, On the pads, turned through mid-wicket for one. 120/6

31.4 X Doherty to MS Dhoni, MSD has pushed it to the cover region. 119/6

31.3 X Doherty to MS Dhoni, Short outside off, cut away to cover. 119/6

31.2 X Doherty to R Ashwin, Dances down and knocks it through mid off for one. 119/6

31.1 X Doherty to R Ashwin, Drops in a touch short, Ashwin punches it on the off side. 118/6

Drinks break taken.

30.6 Ben Hilfenhaus to MS Dhoni, Dhoni has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 118/6

30.5 Ben Hilfenhaus to MS Dhoni, Short outside off, MSD cuts it hard over point, MEK Hussey cuts it off from the deep and parries it to Doherty. Two runs saved. 118/6

30.4 Ben Hilfenhaus to MS Dhoni, Dhoni has pushed it to the cover region once again. 116/6

30.3 Ben Hilfenhaus to MS Dhoni, Short of length at 130.1 kph, on middle, pushed off the back foot to cover. 116/6

30.2 Ben Hilfenhaus to R Ashwin, Back of a length at 130.8 kph, outside off, guided to third man for one. 116/6

30.1 Ben Hilfenhaus to R Ashwin, Fullish outside off at 128.7 kph, driven to cover. 115/6

Ben Hilfenhaus reintroduced into the attack, replaces Christian.

29.6 X Doherty to R Ashwin, Chips down and works it past mid-wicket for one to end the over. 115/6

29.5 X Doherty to R Ashwin, Ashwin defends a flighted delivery from the crease. 114/6

29.4 X Doherty to R Ashwin, Goes on the front foot and finds cover. 114/6

29.3 X Doherty to MS Dhoni, Turning away outside off, steered to sweeper cover for one. 114/6

Harsha Bhogle tweets, "hope there are no conspiracy theories after today's game. you can debate every event and interpretation but most times the better team wins."

29.2 X Doherty to MS Dhoni, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 113/6

29.1 X Doherty to MS Dhoni, Pushed to the cover region by Dhoni. 113/6

28.6 D Christian to R Ashwin, Gets behind the line of the delivery and jams it back. 113/6

28.5 D Christian to R Ashwin, A slowish bouncer, Ashwin tries to pull it and misses. 113/6

28.4 D Christian to R Ashwin, Good length delivery sliding down the leg side, Ashwin ticks it off his pads to deep square leg for a couple. Hilfenhaus does well in the deep to save a few runs. 113/6

28.3 D Christian to MS Dhoni, A back foot punch to sweeper cover for a single. 111/6

28.2 D Christian to R Ashwin, Fullish delivery outside off, Ashwin pushes at it flat-footed and gets an outside edge to third man. One run added to the total. 110/6

28.1 D Christian to R Ashwin, Length delivery outside off, Ashwin has a play and a miss. 109/6

27.6 X Doherty to R Ashwin, On middle, tapped to the on side for a single. 109/6

27.5 X Doherty to R Ashwin, Stays back and punches it to covers. 108/6

27.4 X Doherty to R Ashwin, Plays a square drive but finds the point fielder. 108/6

27.3 X Doherty to MS Dhoni, Goes back and punches it to long off for one. 108/6

27.2 X Doherty to R Ashwin, Strokes it to long off to get off the mark. 107/6

27.1 X Doherty to MS Dhoni, Flatter delivery on off, Dhoni forces it off his back foot to sweeper cover. They pick up a single. 106/6

26.6 D Christian to R Ashwin, Too full in length on off, Ashwin drives it straight to mid off. 105/6

26.5 D Christian to R Ashwin, Stays back and offers an angled bat in defense. 105/6

26.5 D Christian to R Ashwin, Wide! Length delivery pitched wide outside off, Ashwin flashes his blade and misses. 105/6

26.4 D Christian to R Ashwin, Full delivery angling into the batsman, Ashwin defends it off his back foot. 104/6

Ravichandran Ashwin walks out to the middle. Two slips in place for him!

26.3 D Christian to R Jadeja, OUT! Gone! Jadeja's little innings is over and India slip further into misery. Just a touch short in length around off, Jadeja stays back for the back foot punch through covers but it takes the outside edge. The ball carries at a nice height to the first slip fielder and Watson gobbles it safely. 104/6

26.2 D Christian to R Jadeja, Watches a length delivery go into the gloves of Wade. 104/5

26.1 D Christian to R Jadeja, Over-pitched delivery on off, hit straight to mid off. 104/5

Christian is back on.

25.6 X Doherty to MS Dhoni, Another forward defensive shot to complete the over. 104/5

25.5 X Doherty to MS Dhoni, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 104/5

25.4 X Doherty to MS Dhoni, Dhoni stretches forward for the defense and is hurried up by the extra bounce. He somehow jams it back off the shoulder of the bat. 104/5

25.3 X Doherty to R Jadeja, The bowler is on the shorter side, Jadeja gets back and cuts it through covers for one. 104/5

25.2 X Doherty to R Jadeja, Flighted delivery on off, Jadeja got half forward and blocked it to the off side. 103/5

25.1 X Doherty to MS Dhoni, Loopy delivery on off, Dhoni goes on the back foot and punches it through covers for a single. 103/5

Xavier Doherty introduced into the attack. India need 151 to win off 150 balls.

24.6 C McKay to R Jadeja, Fuller length delivery on middle and off, Jadeja looks to defend it from the crease and gets an inside edge onto the pads. 102/5

24.5 C McKay to R Jadeja, In the zone of uncertainty and Jadeja has a calm leave. 102/5

24.4 C McKay to MS Dhoni, Width on offer outside off, Dhoni scythes it through point for one. 102/5

24.3 C McKay to MS Dhoni, Back of a length delivery jumping onto the batsman, at 130.1 kph, Dhoni tries to work it across the line but misses and is hit on the thigh pad. 101/5

24.2 C McKay to R Jadeja, Sensibly works a full delivery to the leg side and rotates the strike. 101/5

24.1 C McKay to R Jadeja, FOUR! Nice shot, on the up and squarer. The bowler offers just a bit of room outside off, Jadeja latches onto that and smacks it through point for a boundary. Run-rate is not a problem for India but wickets are. 100/5

23.6 S Watson to MS Dhoni, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. End of a tidy over! 96/5

23.5 S Watson to MS Dhoni, Driven towards the mid off region. No run. 96/5

23.4 S Watson to MS Dhoni, Outside off, driven to the off side and once again Christian manning the cover region stops it. 96/5

23.3 S Watson to MS Dhoni, Turns a full delivery off his pads to deep mid-wicket for a couple. 96/5

23.2 S Watson to MS Dhoni, Another booming drive by MSD but this time the mid off fielder comes up with a fantastic sliding save. Frustration for the Indian skipper. 94/5

23.1 S Watson to MS Dhoni, Over-pitched outside off, Dhoni blasted it to covers off his back foot and Christian stopped it partially with a dive. Dot ball. 94/5

22.6 C McKay to R Jadeja, Pitched up delivery outside off, Jadeja shouldered his arms. 94/5

22.5 C McKay to MS Dhoni, Short outside off, at 132.3 kph, whacked to deep point for one. 94/5

22.4 C McKay to MS Dhoni, Presents the straight face of the bat and blocks it patiently. 93/5

22.3 C McKay to MS Dhoni, Dropped! Good length delivery in the channel of uncertainty, Dhoni feels for it and gets a nick. Watson at first slip gets low but fails to snap it. 93/5

22.2 C McKay to MS Dhoni, Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 93/5

22.1 C McKay to R Jadeja, Edged and didn't carry. Length delivery angling away from the batsman, Jadeja has a gentle poke inside the line and it flies off the outside edge. Luckily it drops safely in front of the first slip fielder. One run added to the total. 93/5

McKay comes back into the attack.

21.6 S Watson to MS Dhoni, Rocks back and punches it straight to covers. Another maiden! 92/5

21.5 S Watson to MS Dhoni, Lands it full outside off, MSD steps forward and packs a punch to the off side. Christian puts in a dive at covers to save a certain boundary. 92/5

21.4 S Watson to MS Dhoni, Good length delivery landed close to off, Dhoni works it across the line but finds mid-wicket. 92/5

21.3 S Watson to MS Dhoni, Nicely drives a fuller length delivery through the line but finds mid off. 92/5

21.2 S Watson to MS Dhoni, Full on middle, bunted to mid on. Dot ball. 92/5

21.1 S Watson to MS Dhoni, Full delivery around off, Dhoni stays back and pushes it to Watson. 92/5

20.6 B Lee to R Jadeja, Angles across a fuller length delivery, Jadeja opens the bat's face and pushes it to covers. Dot ball to finish the over. 92/5

20.5 B Lee to MS Dhoni, Fullish delivery on middle, Dhoni gets deep inside the crease and tickles it off his pads to mid-wicket for a single. 92/5

20.4 B Lee to MS Dhoni, Dhoni has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 91/5

20.3 B Lee to MS Dhoni, Full delivery angling into the batsman, Lee stretches forward and pushes it to covers. 91/5

20.2 B Lee to R Jadeja, Slightly short in length on the leg stump line, Jadeja clips it off his pads to square leg for a single. 91/5

20.1 B Lee to MS Dhoni, Short delivery down the leg side, Dhoni gets on to of the bounce and guides it to long leg for a run. 90/5

19.6 S Watson to R Jadeja, Gets on the front foot and defends it to the off side. A wicket-maiden for Watson! End of the Bowling Powerplay, 12/3 during this period. 89/5

19.5 S Watson to R Jadeja, Fantastic delivery, slanted across the batsman and seamed away with the angle and some extra bounce too. Jadeja feels for it outside off and is beaten. 89/5

19.4 S Watson to R Jadeja, Outside off, played straight to point. 89/5

19.3 S Watson to R Jadeja, Harmless delivery, in the channel wide outside off. Jadeja leaves it alone. 89/5

Ravindra Jadeja strides out to the middle.

19.2 S Watson to S Raina, OUT! Caught behind! Watson once again hurls across a length delivery, seaming away from the batsman. Raina commits himself on the front foot looking for a drive and gets a faint edge to Wade. Indian innings in dire straits now. Watto is all pumped up and the Australians are jubilant. 89/5

19.1 S Watson to S Raina, Angles across a full length delivery, Raina gets on the front foot and taps it in front of point. 89/4

18.6 B Lee to MS Dhoni, Over-pitched at 140.6 kph, keeping down, Dhoni gets low to deal with it. 89/4

18.5 B Lee to MS Dhoni, Short outside off at 136.4 kph, Dhoni cuts it towards point. 89/4

18.4 B Lee to MS Dhoni, Full length outside off at 138.5 kph, Dhoni plays inside the line and misses out. 89/4

18.3 B Lee to MS Dhoni, Short and wide outside off at 139.5 kph, Dhoni sees it through. 89/4

18.2 B Lee to MS Dhoni, Short of a length outside off at 139.9 kph, Dhoni stabs it away towards cover. 89/4

18.1 B Lee to S Raina, Back of a length on the pads at 136.5 kph, tucked away to fine leg for one. 89/4

Brett Lee into the attack now.

17.6 S Watson to MS Dhoni, Dhoni shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 88/4

17.5 S Watson to MS Dhoni, Stays on the back foot and pushes it to point. 88/4

17.4 S Watson to MS Dhoni, Length on middle, going further down and Dhoni misses out on it. Watson's appeal was turned down. 88/4

17.3 S Watson to MS Dhoni, Looks to tuck it away but gets struck on the thigh pads. 88/4

17.2 S Watson to S Raina, Raina plays it with an angled bat and guides it to third man. One run added to the total. 88/4

17.1 S Watson to S Raina, FOUR! Classy from Raina, half volley outside off, Raina caresses it through extra cover and mid off for a boundary. 87/4

MS Dhoni walks in at number 6 with India clearly tumbling on 83/4.

16.6 C McKay to G Gambhir, OUT! Gambhir gone! Fuller length delivery at 134.2 kph, Gambhir drives through the line away from his body and chops onto his stumps. He was looking very feeble outside the off stump with a couple of outside edges in the previous overs. Australia have the man in form sent back. 83/4

16.5 C McKay to S Raina, Short of a length outside off, patted away past point for a single. 83/3

16.4 C McKay to G Gambhir, Fuller length outside off, Gambhir pats it down the ground, McKay ricochets it back onto the stumps but Raina was in, the ball goes towards mid on and they take one. 82/3

16.3 C McKay to G Gambhir, Slants a length delivery ambling away outside off at 132.3 kph, Gambhir sees it through. 81/3

16.2 C McKay to S Raina, Back of a length on the pads, tucked to mid-wicket for a single. 81/3

16.1 C McKay to G Gambhir, Length outside off, Gambhir once again gets an outside edge to third man for one. 80/3

Clint McKay comes to bowl now.

Suresh Raina walks in at number 5, with India sturggling at 79/3.

Drinks break.

15.6 S Watson to V Kohli, OUT! True to his name, Watson gets the breakthrough! Harmless full delivery on off at 130.5 kph, Kohli shuffles a hint and flicks it straight to the hands of Christian at mid-wicket. 79/3

15.5 S Watson to G Gambhir, A full delivery outside off, fetches a single to Gambhir off an outside edge to third man. 79/2

15.4 S Watson to G Gambhir, A teasing half-volley outside off at 129.2 kph, Gambhir swings and misses. 78/2

15.3 S Watson to V Kohli, Wide outside off, patted away through point for one. 78/2

15.2 S Watson to V Kohli, Fullish, tailing in on middle stump, turned away to mid-wicket. 77/2

15.1 S Watson to V Kohli, Lands slow at 115.7 kph, just outside off, Kohli defends. Watson knocks the bails off in his follow through at the non-striker's end. 77/2

Australia have taken the Bowling Powerplay. Shane Watson introduces himself into the attack.

14.6 D Christian to G Gambhir, Length at 128.5 kph, patted to point and refrains from a single. 77/2

14.5 D Christian to V Kohli, Sprays on the pads at 126.9 kph, turned away with ease to deep square leg for one. 77/2

14.4 D Christian to G Gambhir, Back of a length at 124.7 kph, flicked past square leg for one. 76/2

14.3 D Christian to G Gambhir, Fuller at 128.1 kph, Gambhir drives through covers and D Hussey dives right to save runs. 75/2

14.2 D Christian to G Gambhir, Wide outside off at 127.5 kph, Gambhir closes the bat face for a cut but fails. 75/2

14.1 D Christian to V Kohli, Bowls wide outside off, squirted through point for one. 75/2

Daniel Christian comes to bowl now.

13.6 D Hussey to G Gambhir, Short and pats it away on the off side to end the over. 74/2

13.5 D Hussey to G Gambhir, Gets behind the line and defends well. 74/2

13.4 D Hussey to V Kohli, Kohli works it down the leg side. They pick up a single. 74/2

13.3 D Hussey to V Kohli, Short and skidding on, punched back to Kohli. 73/2

13.2 D Hussey to G Gambhir, Sliding down the pads, tucked through square leg for one. 73/2

13.1 D Hussey to V Kohli, Kohli flicks it away with a wristy shot. The batsmen have run through for a single. 72/2

12.6 C McKay to G Gambhir, FOUR! Edged and just wide of the captain Watson at first slip! True to his vulnerability in that zone, Gambhir pokes at a length delivery outside off with an open face, it goes off the edge past Watson to the third man fence. 71/2

12.5 C McKay to G Gambhir, Fullish outside off at 133.3 kph, driven to Lee at mid off . 67/2

12.4 C McKay to G Gambhir, Short on the pads, turned straight to square leg. 67/2

12.3 C McKay to G Gambhir, Angles across a length delivery outside off, left alone. 67/2

12.2 C McKay to V Kohli, Back of a length on the pads at 134.9 kph, Kohli tucks it to deep square leg for one. 67/2

12.1 C McKay to G Gambhir, Over-pitched around off at 133 kph, driven through covers for one. 66/2

11.6 D Hussey to G Gambhir, Slow on middle, turned to deep square leg for a single to end the over. 65/2

11.5 D Hussey to G Gambhir, Gets behind the line and defends. 64/2

11.4 D Hussey to V Kohli, Slow at 78.2 kph, turning on the legs, clipped through backward square leg for one. 64/2

11.3 D Hussey to G Gambhir, Slow on the pads, turned away through square leg for one. 63/2

11.2 D Hussey to V Kohli, Remains on the leg stump, this time worked away behind square on the leg side for one. 62/2

11.1 D Hussey to V Kohli, Flighted on the pads, tucked to mid-wicket. 61/2

David Hussey comes in to bowl some off-breaks.

10.6 C McKay to G Gambhir, Pitched outside leg, Gambhir failed to flick it and was hit on the pads. 61/2

10.5 C McKay to G Gambhir, Gets behind the line of the delivery and pushes it back to the bowler. 61/2

10.4 C McKay to G Gambhir, Angles it on the pads at a full length, tucked to square leg. 61/2

10.3 C McKay to V Kohli, Over-pitched on off, Kohli flicks it elegantly past mid-wicket for one. 61/2

10.2 C McKay to V Kohli, Full length on off, driven through mid off. 60/2

10.1 C McKay to V Kohli, Length at 130.9 kph, outside off, dabbed to point. 60/2

9.6 Ben Hilfenhaus to G Gambhir, FOUR. This time a gentle full toss outside off, Gambhir swings through the line and works it through point for consecutive boundaries. End of the Mandatory Powerplay! 60/2. 60/2

9.5 Ben Hilfenhaus to G Gambhir, FOUR! Short and smack! Loose stuff outside off at 132.8 kph, plenty of room for Gambhir to go back and chop it backward of point. 56/2

9.4 Ben Hilfenhaus to G Gambhir, Gambhir has played it to the point region. 52/2

9.3 Ben Hilfenhaus to G Gambhir, Beautiful in-swinging delivery, on middle, Gambhir gets an inside edge luckily onto the pads. 52/2

9.3 Ben Hilfenhaus to G Gambhir, Wide. Goes sliding down the leg side once again and misses out. 52/2

9.2 Ben Hilfenhaus to G Gambhir, Amazing reflexes. Wide delivery outside off, Gambhir slams it on the bounce towards short cover, D Hussey gets his hands above in a flash and saves a certain boundary. 51/2

9.2 Ben Hilfenhaus to G Gambhir, Wide. Goes for a hook down the leg side and misses out. 51/2

9.1 Ben Hilfenhaus to G Gambhir, Length on the pads, tucked to square leg. 50/2

8.6 C McKay to V Kohli, A play and a miss! Length probing just outside off at 132.6 kph, Kohli has a fiddle at this but ends up with his bat inside the line. 50/2

8.5 C McKay to V Kohli, Wide outside off, pushed away to cover. 50/2

8.4 C McKay to V Kohli, Kohli lets the ball go outside his off stump. 50/2

8.3 C McKay to V Kohli, FOUR! Short delivery, it's been slogged away through square leg for a boundary by Kohli. 50/2

8.3 C McKay to V Kohli, No ball! Foot-fault. Kohli chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. Free hit coming up. 46/2

8.2 C McKay to V Kohli, On the pads at 131.8 kph, tucked away through square leg for a couple. 45/2

8.1 C McKay to G Gambhir, Length just outside off, guided to third man for one. 43/2

Clint McKay is the first change!

7.6 Ben Hilfenhaus to V Kohli, FOUR! Driven down the ground nicely! Fuller length at 132.1 kph, Kohli drives it sweetly past mid off for his first boundary. 42/2

7.5 Ben Hilfenhaus to V Kohli, Strays on the pads, tucked to mid-wicket. 38/2

7.4 Ben Hilfenhaus to V Kohli, Stays back and defends it off the back foot. 38/2

7.3 Ben Hilfenhaus to V Kohli, Length outside off, played to point. 38/2

7.2 Ben Hilfenhaus to V Kohli, Strays it on the pads, Kohli flicks it through mid-wicket for a couple. 38/2

7.1 Ben Hilfenhaus to G Gambhir, Gambhir opens the face of the bat and helps it to third man. One run added to the total. 36/2

Virat Kohli walks in to bat now.

6.6 B Lee to G Gambhir, OUT! Run out! And it's a very unfortunate way to get out. Gambhir pats it towards point and sets off for one. Lee, on his follow through lands in front of Tendulkar, looking to be having no idea about Tendulkar's whereabouts. Warner from point, dives full length and scores a direct hit. Tendulkar looks clearly unhappy about the decision as he felt that Lee was blocking the way. That's two controversial obstructions today. Looks like we have another controversy on the likes of the Sydney Test match held in 2008. 35/2

That's another controversy for today! Tendulkar has been run out but Lee's position is controversial as it came in Tendulkar's follow through.

6.5 B Lee to G Gambhir, On the pads, Gambhir flicks and it lands just short of Forrest at square leg, who has an unnecessary shy at the stumps. 35/1

6.4 B Lee to G Gambhir, Wider outside off at 126.4 kph, pushed to cover. 35/1

6.3 B Lee to G Gambhir, Fuller length, driven to mid on. 35/1

6.2 B Lee to G Gambhir, FOUR LEG BYES! That went off the glove though. Lethal bouncer to Gambhir, who struggles to work it away, ends up gloving it and it goes over Wade, who stretches upward but gets only a glove to it. 35/1

6.1 B Lee to S Tendulkar, Opens the face of the bat and guides it past point for one. 31/1

5.6 Ben Hilfenhaus to S Tendulkar, Fuller length, Tendulkar drives it with enough connection through mid off as Doherty juggles it to Christian in the deep, who throws but the batsmen take three. 30/1

5.5 Ben Hilfenhaus to S Tendulkar, Good length outside off, Tendulkar sees it through. 27/1

5.4 Ben Hilfenhaus to S Tendulkar, FOUR! Short and wide outside off, Tendulkar gets behind it and cracks it through cover-point for a boundary. 27/1

5.3 Ben Hilfenhaus to S Tendulkar, Tendulkar shoulders arms to let that one through. 23/1

5.2 Ben Hilfenhaus to S Tendulkar, Wide delivery once again, angles further towards first slip, Tendulkar sees it through. 23/1

5.2 Ben Hilfenhaus to S Tendulkar, Wide, outside off and Tendulkar leaves it at the last moment. 23/1

5.1 Ben Hilfenhaus to S Tendulkar, FOUR! Up and over the slips, short on the stump line at 133.3 kph, Tendulkar waits for it and cuts it over the slips for first boundary. 22/1

4.6 B Lee to G Gambhir, Defended off the front foot by Gambhir presenting the full face of the bat. 18/1

4.5 B Lee to G Gambhir, Length outside off, Gambhir cracks it for a certain boundary through covers but Michael Hussey at covers denies him with a one-handed dive towards the left. 18/1

4.4 B Lee to G Gambhir, Gambhir lets the ball go outside his off stump. 18/1

4.3 B Lee to S Tendulkar, Run out chance! Tendulkar taps it hurriedly towards point and sets off for one, M Hussey charges and throws at the striker's end. It just misses the stumps. Had he hit, Gauti would have gone. 18/1

4.2 B Lee to S Tendulkar, Short and wide outside off, Tendulkar lets it go to Wade. 17/1

4.1 B Lee to S Tendulkar, Short of a length at 140.7 kph, Tendulkar fends at it awkwardly towards point. 17/1

3.6 Ben Hilfenhaus to G Gambhir, Short of a length on off at 136.6 kph, Gambhir blocks well to end the over. 17/1

3.5 Ben Hilfenhaus to G Gambhir, Goes full on off at 128.2 kph, Gambhir drives it to Doherty at mid off. 17/1

3.4 Ben Hilfenhaus to G Gambhir, Length outside off, steered away to cover. 17/1

3.3 Ben Hilfenhaus to G Gambhir, Back of a length outside off at 135.6 kph, Gambhir blocks it on the off side. 17/1

3.2 Ben Hilfenhaus to G Gambhir, Bouncer once more, Gambhir sits under it comfortably. 17/1

3.1 Ben Hilfenhaus to G Gambhir, Short delivery, Gambhir gets up on his toes to defend it. 17/1

2.6 B Lee to G Gambhir, On the pads, turned away through mid-wicket for one. 17/1

2.5 B Lee to G Gambhir, FOUR! Leg byes, targetting the pads straightaway, lands on leg and going further down, Gambhir gets his back leg to make contact as the ball runs away to the fine leg fence. 16/1

2.4 B Lee to S Tendulkar, Length outside off, Tendulkar gets a safe outside edge towards gully for one to get off the mark. 12/1

2.3 B Lee to S Tendulkar, FOUR BYES! Nips off the pitch after landing at length, misses Tendulkar who leaves it,misses his off stump, and swings away further down to even elude Matthew Wade, who stretched for it down to the fine leg fence 11/1

2.2 B Lee to S Tendulkar, Consecutive leaves for Tendulkar outside his off stump. 7/1

2.1 B Lee to S Tendulkar, Tendulkar lets the ball go outside his off stump. 7/1

Gautam Gambhir walks in at number 3 with India at 7/1.

1.6 Ben Hilfenhaus to V Sehwag, OUT! Absolutely wonderful from Hilfenhaus! A caught and bowled from Sehwag's bat is always going to judge your skills. Ben bowls it full around off, Sehwag looks to punch it down the ground, it went extremely low to Hilfenhaus, who had to crouch extremely low to catch it off the turf. It did not come off the meat of the bat, that helped Hilfy gain time in getting down. 7/1

1.5 Ben Hilfenhaus to V Sehwag, Good length outside off, punched to point. 7/0

1.4 Ben Hilfenhaus to V Sehwag, Sehwag has punched the ball off the back foot. 7/0

1.4 Ben Hilfenhaus to V Sehwag, Wide. Down the leg side, Sehwag goes after it and misses. 7/0

1.3 Ben Hilfenhaus to V Sehwag, FOUR! Crack, that may have took off the cover fielder's head had he attempted. Sehwag gets hold of this wide delivery and smacks it over covers for his first one. 6/0

1.2 Ben Hilfenhaus to V Sehwag, Deadly little bouncer, looked to be smacking Sehwag's head, who sways from it. 2/0

1.1 Ben Hilfenhaus to V Sehwag, Back of a length outside off, Sehwag punches it to covers. 2/0

Ben Hilfenhaus to share the attack.

0.6 B Lee to S Tendulkar, Lands at length, 140.9 kph and the ball shoots off the pitch outside off to Wade, who takes it at head height. 2/0

0.5 B Lee to V Sehwag, Short and width offered outside off at 141 kph, Sehwag opens his blade over point for one run. 2/0

0.4 B Lee to V Sehwag, Lands further wide outside off at 144.7 kph, swinging away. Sehwag shoulders his arms to it. 1/0

0.3 B Lee to V Sehwag, Super stuff, good length probing just outside off, Sehwag feels for it and gets beaten. 1/0

0.2 B Lee to V Sehwag, Pitches it short, wide again outside off, for a change, Sehwag sees it through. 1/0

0.1 B Lee to V Sehwag, Comes in a touch wide outside off, Sehwag misses out on his back foot punch. 1/0

0.1 B Lee to V Sehwag, Wide, that was going almost towards second slip, Virender still goes after it and misses out. 1/0

Commentary (Australia innings)

The Australian top order failed once again except Warner, who notched up his maiden half-century. A controversy about David Hussey obstructing the ball but he scored his fourth half-century of this series. Cancer-survivor, Matthew Wade and David Hussey' partnership anchored Australia to this challenging score. Sehwag's spell and Yadav's bowling did the trick for India to reduce Australia at least 30 runs short of what they wanted. Join us in a while for the Indian chase.

49.6 V Sehwag to D Christian, OUT! Australia finish at 252/9! Sehwag gets three, Christian charges down, makes good connection with a powerful blow but straight to Jadeja at long on, who takes a good catch. 252/9

49.5 V Sehwag to D Christian, Christian slogs and gets a mistimed shot to deep square leg, Gambhir charges and throws a weak throw. Dhoni whips the bails off, third umpire called into action but Christian was in. 13 runs off five balls so far. 252/8

49.4 V Sehwag to X Doherty, Slams a full delivery to Kohli at sweeper cover for one. 250/8

49.3 V Sehwag to X Doherty, SIX! HUGE! Short delivery, Doherty camps back and heaves it over Tendulkar at mid-wicket to make it 10 off 3 balls now. 249/8

49.2 V Sehwag to X Doherty, Too full outside off, Doherty strikes well but some outstanding out fielding from Kohli saves two runs. 243/8

49.1 V Sehwag to X Doherty, Loops it outside off, Doherty sits down to whack it over mid-wicket for a couple. 241/8

The last over coming up, more of a psychological over for both the teams, and yes, Sehwag to bowl it.

48.6 P Kumar to D Christian, Full on 120 kph outside off, Christian scoops it towards fine leg for a couple. Only six runs off the over. 239/8

48.5 P Kumar to X Doherty, Yorker length on off, Doherty punches it over Kumar, who gets a hand and parries it towards mid off for one. 237/8

48.4 P Kumar to D Christian, Full toss on the pads, Christian misses out and gets it to Pathan at fine leg for one. 236/8

48.3 P Kumar to X Doherty, Angling down the leg side, tucked away to mid-wicket for one. 235/8

48.2 P Kumar to X Doherty, Too full outside off at 124 kph, on the blockhole, Doherty misses out. 234/8

48.1 P Kumar to D Christian, Charges down, PK bowls further down the leg side and hits Christian on the boots off an inside edge. Single taken. 234/8

Praveen Kumar to bowl the second last over now.

47.6 V Sehwag to X Doherty, Quicker and skidding on, Doherty gets it to point dangerously once again. With this momentum, Sehwag might even bowl the last over, he has helped Dhoni to take wickets and save time on the over-rate as well. 233/8

47.5 V Sehwag to X Doherty, Pushes it quicker outside off, chopped to backward point. 233/8

47.4 V Sehwag to D Christian, Short on the pads, tucked through square leg for one. 233/8

Xavier Doherty walks in at number 10 at 232/8.

47.3 V Sehwag to B Lee, OUT! Sehwag's having a dream run with the ball, two wickets for him now! Brett Lee charges down for a slap across the line, does not get enough elevation and the ball carries to Kohli at deep mid-wicket. 232/8

47.2 V Sehwag to B Lee, Short on off this time, whacked to mid off for one. 232/7

47.1 V Sehwag to D Christian, Short at 81.6 kph, pulled to Kohli at deep mid-wicket for one. That was seriously a boundary ball. 232/7

46.6 U Yadav to D Christian, This is off Christian' pads and they steal a leg bye. 231/7

46.5 U Yadav to D Christian, FOUR! Neat shot. Fullish delivery on the pads, Christian swings through the line and flicks it through mid-wicket, which beats Tendulkar in the deep. 230/7

46.4 U Yadav to D Christian, Christian rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball to Raina at mid off. 226/7

46.3 U Yadav to B Lee, Short of length, pulled through mid-wicket for one. 226/7

46.2 U Yadav to D Christian, Driven towards the mid on region. One run added to the total. 225/7

46.1 U Yadav to D Christian, Technically a DROPPED catch, let's be a little lenient on Yadav here, Christian swats a full ball back to Yadav at fearsome pace who saves a certain boundary but could not hold onto it. 224/7

45.6 V Sehwag to B Lee, Stifled LBW appeal, lands outside leg and goes straight on, Lee misses his sweep and gets hit on the pads, umpire turns it down. 224/7

45.5 V Sehwag to B Lee, Lee drives the ball straight down the ground. 224/7

45.4 V Sehwag to D Christian, Flighted on middle, turned through square leg with soft hands for one. 224/7

45.3 V Sehwag to B Lee, Short stuff on the pads, tucked to Gambhir at fine leg, who fumbles, there was two available but Lee was well in his follow through at non-striker's. One run. 223/7

45.2 V Sehwag to B Lee, Tossed up on off, defended back. 222/7

45.1 V Sehwag to D Christian, Flat outside off, swept to deep square leg for one. 222/7

44.6 U Yadav to B Lee, Nope, he cant, short of a length, Lee gets an inside edge within the crease to end the over. 221/7

44.6 U Yadav to B Lee, Wide. Sliding down the leg side, Lee looks to play but doesn't makes connection. Can Lee make Yadav pay for the extra ball? 221/7

44.5 U Yadav to B Lee, Short on the body, Lee has a late flay at this but misses out. 220/7

44.4 U Yadav to B Lee, Good length at 136.6 kph, on off, dabbed to point. 220/7

44.3 U Yadav to D Christian, Pulls it short this time at 113.8 kph, pulled away to Tendulkar at deep square leg for one. 220/7

44.2 U Yadav to D Christian, Full and straight at 140 kph, tucked to mid-wicket. 219/7

44.1 U Yadav to D Christian, Full at 136.5 kph, on off, driven back towards Yadav. 219/7

43.6 V Sehwag to B Lee, Played to mid-wicket region by Lee to end the over. 219/7

43.5 V Sehwag to B Lee, Quicker on middle, Lee blocks it within the crease. 219/7

43.4 V Sehwag to B Lee, Pushes it quicker, Lee adjusts to defend. 219/7

43.3 V Sehwag to B Lee, Unveils a sweep perfectly down to fine leg for two. 219/7

43.2 V Sehwag to B Lee, Goes for a sweep but gets hit on the pads. 217/7

Brett Lee comes in at 217/7.

43.1 V Sehwag to C McKay, OUT! Dhoni and Sehwag in unity now! Good teaser from Sehwag, slow outside off, McKay gets to the pitch of it and misses out, Dhoni flicks the bails off in a typically fast-motioned pace. Third umpire was not called as the square leg umpire gives him out. McKay's feet was struggling in the air. 217/7

Sehwag in now.

42.6 U Yadav to D Christian, Christian has played that off the front foot and into the ground to end the over. 217/6

42.5 U Yadav to D Christian, Comes in good with a very full ball at 140.7 kph, reversing in a hint, Christian gets a faint bat onto his pads. 217/6

42.4 U Yadav to D Christian, FOUR! Christian shows Hussey how it's done, bouncer outside off at 135.6 kph, Christian stays back and slams it in front of square all along the ground through mid-wicket for a boundary. 217/6

42.3 U Yadav to D Christian, Back of a length at 133.8 kph, punched down to mid on. 213/6

42.2 U Yadav to C McKay, Short outside off, guided to third man for one. 213/6

Clint McKay comes to bat now at 212/6.

42.1 U Yadav to D Hussey, OUT! And another wicket to him on his first ball. Lands a bouncer outside off at a gentle pace of 116.3 kph, Hussey hurries into his pull and gets an edge, it carries to Dhoni easily and the set man is done here by a slow bouncer. 212/6

Umesh Yadav comes in now.

41.6 R Ashwin to D Hussey, Short stuff on the pads, tucked away through mid-wicket for a single to end the over. Five runs off the over. 212/5

41.5 R Ashwin to D Christian, Flat and full on the middle, driven through Hussey's legs down the ground for one. 211/5

41.4 R Ashwin to D Christian, Carrom ball outside leg, patted towards square leg. 210/5

41.3 R Ashwin to D Hussey, Quicker one outside off, slapped away through mid off for a single. 210/5

41.2 R Ashwin to D Christian, Flatter ball, drilled to long on for one. 209/5

41.1 R Ashwin to D Hussey, Takes a step forward and flicks it towards mid-wicket for one. 208/5

Ashwin comes on now.

40.6 R Jadeja to D Christian, Christian has played that off the front foot and into the ground. End of the over. 207/5

40.5 R Jadeja to D Hussey, Driven through mid off by the batsman. One run added to the total. 207/5

40.4 R Jadeja to D Christian, LBW appeal, arm ball skidding on, Christian shuffles across way too much and the ball strikes him low on the pads, going down the leg side, it looks like. They take a single towards fine leg. 206/5

40.3 R Jadeja to D Christian, Christian has driven it straight down to Jadeja. Dot ball. 205/5

40.2 R Jadeja to D Christian, Loopy one, lobs off the pads to Dhoni, whose stifled appeal is turned down. 205/5

40.1 R Jadeja to D Christian, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 205/5

What was turned out at the start as a final's decider, has gone into the favour of Australia like a piece of cake at the SCG today. Unless India come up with a huge victory against Sri Lanka and hope for Australia to do the same, they are most certainly out of the finalist's contention. That's it from us then, the India vs Sri Lanka match is on Feb 28 at Hobart, starting at 1420 local time (0850 IST), till then, tata!

Winning captain Shane Watson says he was tensed early on as it's his first captaincy assignment. He reckons that it's a mental challenge but it's great fun to play around. He voices on the David Hussey controversy that, in the end it looked like David was trying to protect himself and trusts the two world class umpires, Simon Taufel and Billy Bowden to take the right decision. When asked about Clarke's return to captaincy, he jokes that he wants to continue as captain but likes to see Clarke back as well.

Man of the Match David Warner says that he is happy for today's performance. He reckons that the key is defense, and playing the ball to it's merit is the perfect way to play. Also adds that he has not had many run outs for some time and it feels great to have run out Sachin Tendulkar.

Losing captain, MS Dhoni says that they got to a decent start but was tough in the beginning. He feels bad for Pathan,who was unfortunate to get injured. Genuinely feels that 250 was a gettable score. Stamps a steeling statement that irrespective of the rankings, they have to perform on the field and such situations would have helped the juniors. When asked about the weakest link in their armoury, says that the main concern is batting and more than individual scores it's more of two or three knocks doing the trick. Accepts that he is not very comfortable with maths and would look to outscore Sri Lanka in the next match after knowing the calculation from their scorers.

In the chase, Sehwag once again fell in typical fashion, early on and none of the Indian batsmen even crossed 30 runs individually. Gambhir, Kohli did get decent starts but India were never in the hunt, losing wickets at will. There was some outstanding fielding by Australia which may or may not have caused the Indian batsmen to rush after every ball aimed at them and wilting their stay at the crease subsequently. Ashwin showed his all-rounder skills and along with the two mega six-hitter Irfan Pathan, showed some attempt to pose a challenge but India had let Australia too deep in their tail and hence crumbled.

Australia were restricted well by India but once again David Hussey jumped onto the run-scoring bandwagon with a 50 and along with the southpaws, Wade and Warner helped his team cross 252.

Any conspicuous signs of a rift, or disorder in the Indian team can be put to rest as India have new things to worry about, surrendering a victory to Australia with an abysmal performance with the bat.

39.3 X Doherty to P Kumar, OUT! AUSTRALIA WIN BY 87 RUNS AND QUALIFY FOR THE FINALS! Kumar looks to work it away outside off and gets an inside edge onto the stumps. 165/10

39.2 X Doherty to P Kumar, Has a clean look at and sees a turning delivery go through. 165/9

39.1 X Doherty to P Kumar, Kumar has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 165/9

Ravindra Jadeja to bowl now.

39.6 U Yadav to D Christian, On the pads this time, turned away through square leg for one. 205/5

39.6 U Yadav to D Christian, Wide. Delivers a bouncer outside off, too short. 204/5

10th ODI fifty for David Hussey, 4th in this series. A dream tournament for him.

39.5 U Yadav to D Hussey, This time Hussey gets an outside edge to third man for one. 203/5

39.4 U Yadav to D Christian, Wide and short outside off, Christian gets a thick outside edge to third man for one. 202/5

39.3 U Yadav to D Christian, Short of length on and around off, Christian blocks it on the off side. 201/5

Daniel Christian walks in at 201/5.

39.2 U Yadav to M Wade, OUT! Umesh Yadav does deliver the goods straightaway, lands at length outside off, Wade goes poking at it and nicks a simple catch to Dhoni. End of a potential match-winning partnership of 94. 201/5

39.1 U Yadav to M Wade, Too leg-stumpish, flicked away through backward square leg for two. 201/4

Shane 'Watto' Watson and David 'Whacko'(That's made up!) Warner make their way out to the middle. Praveen 'Two-face' Kumar(that's also made up for him as he swings it both the ways) to open the Indian bowling.

India - S Tendulkar, V Sehwag, G Gambhir, V Kohli, S Raina, MS Dhoni(c)(wk), R Jadeja, I Pathan, R Ashwin, U Yadav, P Kumar.

Australia - D Warner, S Watson(c), P Forrest, M Wade(w), M Hussey, D Hussey, D Christian, B Lee, C McKay, B Hilfenhaus, X Doherty.

Dhoni reckons Shane Watson is a handy 'bowling all-rounder' to have in a team. India have never batted first in this series so far, Dhoni feels that they have to play with the best playing eleven hence all the seniors will play today. So, for consecutive matches, the Big Three, Gambhir, Tendulkar and Sehwag will play in a crunch match.

With an hampering hamstring niggle, Vinay Kumar paves way for Praveen Kumar. Zaheer Khan would not play today and warms the bench with an injury.

Ryan Harris sits out for Clint McKay for this match, while Watson himself is the obvious replacement for Michael Clarke.

Toss- Shane Watson, the third captain for Australia in this series spins the coin, Dhoni calls it HEADS and it's TAILS (Another wrong call for Dhoni). Watson wins and AUSTRALIA WILL BAT.

The pitch looks good with a subtle amount of dry grass, no moisture so that helps the spinners.(India, listening?). The conditions are a bit overcast and the team winning the toss should traditionally opt to bat, reckons Tom Moody and Wasim Akram.

The latest news is that Michael Clarke sits out of this match with a stiff back and Shane Watson, the comeback man would lead the side in this tough match. In spite of being match fit, Shane Watson was left out to carry drinks in the previous match, it would be interesting to see his performance in this match.

It's Sunday but it's war time for India, as they take on the hosts at the SCG in a do or die encounter. Welcome to the coverage of Match 10, the eagerly awaited weekend encounter. This is India's 800th game and they become the first team to reach this landmark.

38.6 B Lee to U Yadav, Yadav lets the ball go outside his off stump to end the over. 165/9

38.5 B Lee to U Yadav, Whoa, what was that? Umesh Yadav comes down the track and has a wild slog at it. It looked more of a swift motion of a warrior wielding his sword, nevertheless, he misses it out. 165/9

38.5 B Lee to U Yadav, No-ball for height, Lee is looking for the yorker and hurls a waist high full toss, Umesh has a hard time dealing it. 165/9

38.4 B Lee to P Kumar, Wide outside off, slashed hard by Kumar and it goes off an outside edge to third man for one. 164/9

Umesh Yadav is the last man to walk in at 163/9.

38.3 B Lee to I Pathan, OUT! There you go, Pathan goes and India are one wicket away from defeat. Full toss, not dealt by Pathan cleanly, probably Lee's pace does him in. Goes off a top edge into the sky, M Hussey adjusts well to the swerving ball and takes it with his fingers pointed up at deep square leg. 163/9

38.3 B Lee to I Pathan, Wide. Way outside off, a yorker. Pathan is least interested. He wants it in the slot I guess. 163/8

38.2 B Lee to I Pathan, Goes swinging away outside off and misses out. 162/8

38.1 B Lee to I Pathan, SIX! And his power-hitting continues, how far was that muscled? In the slot on the full arena at 132.5 kph, Pathan swings it through the line and clobbers hard to send the ball hovering over the long on fence. 162/8

Umesh Yadav into the attack now. Dhoni has taken a gamble with him. Looked to Jadeja as Yadav was smacked all over but is counting on Yadav to deliver the goods.

Pathan is back on the field now and positive signs - he is warming up.

38.6 P Kumar to M Wade, Attempted yorker, Wade pushes it through covers for a quick one. 34/0 in the Batting Powerplay. 199/4

38.5 P Kumar to M Wade, Wade has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 198/4

38.4 P Kumar to D Hussey, Charges down the track and bunts a full delivery to mid on for one. 198/4

38.3 P Kumar to M Wade, Length on middle, trickled down to fine leg for one. 197/4

38.2 P Kumar to D Hussey, On the pads, flicked away towards mid-wicket for one and Ashwin stops more runs with a dive. 196/4

38.1 P Kumar to D Hussey, Full on middle, driven towards Kumar, who stops it with a dive. 195/4

Praveen Kumar walks in.

37.6 X Doherty to R Ashwin, OUT! Soft dismissal. That's another wicket off the last delivery of an over. A pretty innocuous delivery on the pads, all Ashwin could manage was to get an unfortunate leading edge to Watson at mid wicket. 156/8

37.5 X Doherty to R Ashwin, Jams a yorker to an advancing Ashwin, he does well to evade it away. 156/7

37.4 X Doherty to R Ashwin, FOUR! Some fight we have here. Ashwin thrusts forward and converts it to a full toss and sends it packing over covers for a boundary. 156/7

37.3 X Doherty to R Ashwin, Lands a yorker on the pads, tucked to mid-wicket. 152/7

37.2 X Doherty to I Pathan, Gets it away through covers for one. 152/7

37.1 X Doherty to I Pathan, FOUR! Pathan smokes a full toss down the ground, Forrest screaming in from long on tries to latch onto it and the ball sneakes under him for a boundary. 151/7

37.6 R Ashwin to M Wade, Short again, tucked to mid-wicket. 195/4

37.5 R Ashwin to M Wade, Wade has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 195/4

37.4 R Ashwin to D Hussey, Too much on the pads, turned away on the leg side for one. 195/4

37.3 R Ashwin to M Wade, Wade flicks it away with a wristy shot. They pick up a single. 194/4

Second ODI fifty for Matthew Wade! There was a news carrying around yesterday of Matthew Wade being a cancer survivor, hats off to him for his resurrection after a tough period.

37.2 R Ashwin to M Wade, SIX! Short and whacked! Poor stuff on the legs, Wade gets back and thumps it over mid-wicket comfortably for the first of this innings! 193/4

37.1 R Ashwin to M Wade, Short on the body, clipped to square leg for one. 187/4

36.6 B Lee to R Ashwin, Follows Ashwin with a full delivery down the leg side. Ashwin gets hit on the pads. 147/7

36.5 B Lee to I Pathan, Short on the pads at 130.2 kph, helped away to square leg for one. 147/7

36.4 B Lee to R Ashwin, Short delivery, Ashwin climbs onto it but sends it with a mistimed pull over mid-wicket for three. 146/7

36.3 B Lee to I Pathan, Slower delivery at 108.2 kph, on middle, turned to mid-wicket for one. 143/7

36.2 B Lee to R Ashwin, Touch short outside off, guided to third man for one. 142/7

36.1 B Lee to I Pathan, Goes fuller on the pads, flicked away to Doherty at short fine leg, Doherty hits the stumps with a direct hit but Ashwin is home. 141/7

36.6 P Kumar to M Wade, Angles it full on the pads at 124.3 kph, tucked towards mid-wicket for one. 187/4

36.5 P Kumar to D Hussey, Almost a mix up, short on the legs, tucked to fine leg for one. Hussey sents Wade back as he had come charging for the two. 186/4

36.4 P Kumar to M Wade, Too short this time, a fierce pull from Wade earns him only one at deep mid-wicket. 185/4

36.3 P Kumar to M Wade, Slow on the pads at 106.7 kph, tucked away through square leg and they take two. 184/4

36.2 P Kumar to M Wade, Back of a length, angling outside off, chopped to point and Wade does not take the single. 182/4

36.1 P Kumar to M Wade, Short of length outside off, tapped to point. 182/4

Brett Lee comes back on to replace Hilfenhaus.

35.6 X Doherty to I Pathan, Short and wide outside off, chopped away through point for one to end the over. 140/7

35.5 X Doherty to I Pathan, Rare bad ball, high full toss, Pathan hits it straight to McKay at square leg. 139/7

35.4 X Doherty to R Ashwin, Strays it on the pads, tucked through mid-wicket for one. 139/7

35.3 X Doherty to R Ashwin, Ashwin comes down, Doherty jams a yorker but Ashwin adjusts well to dig it away. 138/7

35.2 X Doherty to R Ashwin, Gives himself room on the off side and plays a superb inside out shot through covers for two. 138/7

35.1 X Doherty to R Ashwin, Loops it on the crease, steered to point. 136/7

Praveen Kumar (7-1-22-2) into the attack. Bad news, Irfan Pathan walks off the field again.

35.6 R Ashwin to D Hussey, Takes half a step and knocks it to point. Five runs off the over. 182/4

35.5 R Ashwin to D Hussey, Quicker on off, driven back to Ashwin. 182/4

35.4 R Ashwin to M Wade, Eases it away through point for one. 182/4

35.3 R Ashwin to D Hussey, Flat on off, driven through mid on for one. 181/4

35.2 R Ashwin to M Wade, On the leg stump, turned through square leg for one. 180/4

35.1 R Ashwin to M Wade, Two leg byes! Poor stuff, lands on leg and goes on It comes off Wade' pads and eludes Dhoni for a couple down to fine leg. 179/4

34.6 Ben Hilfenhaus to I Pathan, SIX! That was given the Pathan power! Short on the body, Pathan swivels and clubs it over mid-wicket for a humongous maximum. 136/7

34.6 Ben Hilfenhaus to I Pathan, No ball. Foot fault. Pathan has a swing and a miss outside off. 130/7

34.5 Ben Hilfenhaus to I Pathan, Fuller length, Pathan drives it down the ground with a firm connection, Hilfenhaus gets low to get hands to it. 129/7

34.4 Ben Hilfenhaus to I Pathan, Short of length at 136.3 kph, punched back to Hilfenhaus. 129/7

34.3 Ben Hilfenhaus to I Pathan, Full on the pads at 135.4 kph, turned away to mid-wicket. 129/7

34.2 Ben Hilfenhaus to I Pathan, Back of a length on the pads, knuckled into the ground. 129/7

34.1 Ben Hilfenhaus to I Pathan, Fuller outside off at 135.8 kph, Pathan drives it firmly to mid off. 129/7

Ashwin into the attack now.

34.6 R Jadeja to M Wade, Sliding on the pads, tucked away through square leg for one to end a 12-run over. Perfect start to the Batting Powerplay. 177/4

34.5 R Jadeja to M Wade, Wade has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 176/4

34.4 R Jadeja to M Wade, FOUR! Deft touch and Tendulkar is sent on a wild goose chase once again, short outside off, Wade guides it past Tendulkar at short third man and the ball wins the race at the ropes. Dhoni immediately has a word with Jadeja. 176/4

34.3 R Jadeja to D Hussey, Too much drift onto the pads, Hussey trickles it fine on the leg side. Tendulkar chases from short fine leg and saves one. Three taken. 172/4

34.2 R Jadeja to D Hussey, On the pads, flicked to square leg. 169/4

34.1 R Jadeja to D Hussey, FOUR! Poor ball, Hussey camps back, pulls it through square leg. He has loooked in menacing form throughout the series. 169/4

33.6 X Doherty to I Pathan, Loopy outside off, driven through point for one. 129/7

33.5 X Doherty to I Pathan, Short delivery, Pathan smacks it straight to square leg once again. 128/7

33.4 X Doherty to I Pathan, Slants on the pads, tucked straight to backward square leg. 128/7

33.3 X Doherty to I Pathan, Flights it outside off, Pathan works it to point. 128/7

33.2 X Doherty to R Ashwin, Driven towards the mid on region by Ashwin. They pick up a single. 128/7

33.1 X Doherty to R Ashwin, Loops up at 83.4 kph, Ashwin defends. 127/7

Australia take the Batting Powerplay in the 34th over.

On the David Hussey controversy, fellow Victorian team-mate Aaron Finch, tweets "Never a dull moment in matches between Aus and India! What do you think should have happened with D Huss run out? I think he was very lucky!"

Drinks break.

33.6 V Sehwag to D Hussey, Takes a step forward and bunts it to long on for one. 165/4

33.5 V Sehwag to D Hussey, FOUR! Short at 85 kph, Hussey goes back and whips it through square leg for his first boundary after 33 runs. 164/4

33.4 V Sehwag to D Hussey, Lands it on middle, turned to square leg. 160/4

33.3 V Sehwag to D Hussey, On the pads, tucked straight to mid-wicket. 160/4

After the nasty collision with Raina, Pathan is back on the field.

33.2 V Sehwag to D Hussey, Hussey has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 160/4

33.1 V Sehwag to M Wade, Dances down the track and knocks it to long off for a single. 160/4

32.6 Ben Hilfenhaus to I Pathan, Pathan has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 127/7

32.6 Ben Hilfenhaus to I Pathan, Wide. Bouncer which goes way over Pathan's head. 127/7

Irfan Pathan walks in at number 9 with India at 127/7.

32.5 Ben Hilfenhaus to MS Dhoni, OUT! Dead straight! The queen is removed from the chess board and Australia are not far from a check mate. Hilfenhaus lands on middle, goes on further low to smack Dhoni on his pads. The ball keeps low and Dhoni had crouched under to deal with it but it strikes him right in front. 126/7

32.4 Ben Hilfenhaus to R Ashwin, Width on offer outside off, helped away to third man for a single. 126/6

32.3 Ben Hilfenhaus to R Ashwin, Ashwin defends it from within the crease. 125/6

32.2 Ben Hilfenhaus to R Ashwin, FOUR! Nicely done this time. Short outside off, Ashwin waits for a lifetime for the ball to come in and then guides it past Watson at wide first slip for a boundary to third man. The first after 8 overs. 125/6

32.1 Ben Hilfenhaus to R Ashwin, Back of a length, pushed away to cover with a punch. 121/6

32.6 R Jadeja to M Wade, Arm ball going on towards off, diverted to square leg for a single to end the over. 159/4

32.5 R Jadeja to D Hussey, Flatter outside off, punched through mid off for one. 158/4

50 stand up between D Hussey and M Wade.

32.4 R Jadeja to D Hussey, Slow and wide outside off, cut behind point for a couple. 157/4

32.3 R Jadeja to M Wade, Waits for the ball and guides it to short third man for one. 155/4

32.2 R Jadeja to M Wade, Short and pulled straight to mid-wicket. 154/4

32.1 R Jadeja to D Hussey, Drilled down to long on for one. 154/4

31.6 X Doherty to R Ashwin, Pushes it further outside off, driven through covers for one. 121/6

31.5 X Doherty to MS Dhoni, On the pads, turned through mid-wicket for one. 120/6

31.4 X Doherty to MS Dhoni, MSD has pushed it to the cover region. 119/6

31.3 X Doherty to MS Dhoni, Short outside off, cut away to cover. 119/6

31.2 X Doherty to R Ashwin, Dances down and knocks it through mid off for one. 119/6

31.1 X Doherty to R Ashwin, Drops in a touch short, Ashwin punches it on the off side. 118/6

31.6 V Sehwag to M Wade, Thrusts forward and gets an outside edge to square leg. 153/4

31.5 V Sehwag to M Wade, Short on the pads, blocked on the leg side. 153/4

31.4 V Sehwag to M Wade, Stays in his crease and defends. 153/4

31.3 V Sehwag to D Hussey, Hussey works it down the leg side. One run added to the total. 153/4

31.2 V Sehwag to M Wade, Short on off, worked away through point, Wade looks for two but settles for one. 152/4

31.1 V Sehwag to M Wade, FOUR! Tossed up at 71.2 kph, Wade stamps forward and whacks it over mid-wicket for a boundary after 11 overs. 151/4

Drinks break taken.

30.6 Ben Hilfenhaus to MS Dhoni, Dhoni has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 118/6

30.5 Ben Hilfenhaus to MS Dhoni, Short outside off, MSD cuts it hard over point, MEK Hussey cuts it off from the deep and parries it to Doherty. Two runs saved. 118/6

30.4 Ben Hilfenhaus to MS Dhoni, Dhoni has pushed it to the cover region once again. 116/6

30.3 Ben Hilfenhaus to MS Dhoni, Short of length at 130.1 kph, on middle, pushed off the back foot to cover. 116/6

30.2 Ben Hilfenhaus to R Ashwin, Back of a length at 130.8 kph, outside off, guided to third man for one. 116/6

30.1 Ben Hilfenhaus to R Ashwin, Fullish outside off at 128.7 kph, driven to cover. 115/6

30.6 R Jadeja to D Hussey, Short and loose, Hussey's pull goes straight to mid-wicket. That had 4 written all over it but Hussey missed out. 147/4

30.5 R Jadeja to D Hussey, Hussey has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 147/4

30.4 R Jadeja to M Wade, Helped away to mid off for one. 147/4

30.3 R Jadeja to D Hussey, Trudges forward and takes a quick single to cover. 146/4

30.2 R Jadeja to D Hussey, Hussey has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 145/4

30.1 R Jadeja to D Hussey, LBW APPEAL! Two sounds maybe, arm ball going on, Hussey gets struck on the pads, India's appeal is turned down by Simon Taufel. 145/4

Ben Hilfenhaus reintroduced into the attack, replaces Christian.

29.6 X Doherty to R Ashwin, Chips down and works it past mid-wicket for one to end the over. 115/6

29.5 X Doherty to R Ashwin, Ashwin defends a flighted delivery from the crease. 114/6

29.4 X Doherty to R Ashwin, Goes on the front foot and finds cover. 114/6

29.3 X Doherty to MS Dhoni, Turning away outside off, steered to sweeper cover for one. 114/6

Harsha Bhogle tweets, "hope there are no conspiracy theories after today's game. you can debate every event and interpretation but most times the better team wins."

29.2 X Doherty to MS Dhoni, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 113/6

29.1 X Doherty to MS Dhoni, Pushed to the cover region by Dhoni. 113/6

29.6 V Sehwag to M Wade, On the pads to Wade, flicked straight to short fine leg to end the over. 4 runs off the over. 145/4

29.5 V Sehwag to D Hussey, Too short on the leg stump line, tucked to square leg for a single. 145/4

29.4 V Sehwag to M Wade, Chipped down the track and driven to long on for one. 144/4

29.3 V Sehwag to D Hussey, Tossed up full on off, eased away to long on for one. 143/4

29.2 V Sehwag to M Wade, Short on the legs, turned down towards fine leg for one. 142/4

29.1 V Sehwag to M Wade, Loopy at 79.9 kph, defended by Wade on the off side. 141/4

28.6 D Christian to R Ashwin, Gets behind the line of the delivery and jams it back. 113/6

28.5 D Christian to R Ashwin, A slowish bouncer, Ashwin tries to pull it and misses. 113/6

28.4 D Christian to R Ashwin, Good length delivery sliding down the leg side, Ashwin ticks it off his pads to deep square leg for a couple. Hilfenhaus does well in the deep to save a few runs. 113/6

28.3 D Christian to MS Dhoni, A back foot punch to sweeper cover for a single. 111/6

28.2 D Christian to R Ashwin, Fullish delivery outside off, Ashwin pushes at it flat-footed and gets an outside edge to third man. One run added to the total. 110/6

28.1 D Christian to R Ashwin, Length delivery outside off, Ashwin has a play and a miss. 109/6

28.6 R Jadeja to D Hussey, Slants it on the pads with the arm. Hussey blocks. 141/4

28.5 R Jadeja to M Wade, Short ball on the pads, clipped through square leg for a single. 141/4

28.4 R Jadeja to D Hussey, A litle bit of float on the pads, worked away to deep square leg for one. 140/4

28.3 R Jadeja to M Wade, Loops it on the pads, tucked towards mid-wicket for one more. 139/4

28.2 R Jadeja to D Hussey, Short and slow outside off, steered to deep point for a single. 138/4

28.1 R Jadeja to M Wade, Punched off the back foot through extra covers for one. 137/4

27.6 X Doherty to R Ashwin, On middle, tapped to the on side for a single. 109/6

27.5 X Doherty to R Ashwin, Stays back and punches it to covers. 108/6

27.4 X Doherty to R Ashwin, Plays a square drive but finds the point fielder. 108/6

27.3 X Doherty to MS Dhoni, Goes back and punches it to long off for one. 108/6

27.2 X Doherty to R Ashwin, Strokes it to long off to get off the mark. 107/6

27.1 X Doherty to MS Dhoni, Flatter delivery on off, Dhoni forces it off his back foot to sweeper cover. They pick up a single. 106/6

27.6 V Sehwag to M Wade, Short on off, patted through covers for a single. 136/4

27.5 V Sehwag to M Wade, Defended off the front foot by Wade presenting the full face of the bat. 135/4

27.4 V Sehwag to D Hussey, Down the pads, tucked through square leg for oone. 135/4

27.3 V Sehwag to M Wade, Flat and full, Wade sweeps it to fine leg, he looks for the second run but Hussey sends him back as Wade makes his ground from the middle of the pitch. 134/4

27.2 V Sehwag to M Wade, Slow stuff on the pads, defended well by Wade. 133/4

27.1 V Sehwag to D Hussey, Short outside off, tapped through covers for one. 133/4

26.6 D Christian to R Ashwin, Too full in length on off, Ashwin drives it straight to mid off. 105/6

26.5 D Christian to R Ashwin, Stays back and offers an angled bat in defense. 105/6

26.5 D Christian to R Ashwin, Wide! Length delivery pitched wide outside off, Ashwin flashes his blade and misses. 105/6

26.4 D Christian to R Ashwin, Full delivery angling into the batsman, Ashwin defends it off his back foot. 104/6

Ravichandran Ashwin walks out to the middle. Two slips in place for him!

26.3 D Christian to R Jadeja, OUT! Gone! Jadeja's little innings is over and India slip further into misery. Just a touch short in length around off, Jadeja stays back for the back foot punch through covers but it takes the outside edge. The ball carries at a nice height to the first slip fielder and Watson gobbles it safely. 104/6

26.2 D Christian to R Jadeja, Watches a length delivery go into the gloves of Wade. 104/5

26.1 D Christian to R Jadeja, Over-pitched delivery on off, hit straight to mid off. 104/5

26.6 R Jadeja to D Hussey, A shade short in length on middle, pulled to the on side for a single. 132/4

26.5 R Jadeja to D Hussey, Quicker delivery on off, Hussey blocks it from the crease. 131/4

26.4 R Jadeja to D Hussey, Presents a straight bat in defense. 131/4

26.3 R Jadeja to M Wade, Advances down the track, is deceived in flight a bit but somehow pushes it in front of point. A single. 131/4

26.2 R Jadeja to M Wade, Gets down on one knee and paddles it to fine leg for two. 130/4

26.1 R Jadeja to M Wade, Slow loopy delivery on middle and off, Wade goes back and turns it straight to mid-wicket. 128/4

Christian is back on.

25.6 X Doherty to MS Dhoni, Another forward defensive shot to complete the over. 104/5

25.5 X Doherty to MS Dhoni, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 104/5

25.4 X Doherty to MS Dhoni, Dhoni stretches forward for the defense and is hurried up by the extra bounce. He somehow jams it back off the shoulder of the bat. 104/5

25.3 X Doherty to R Jadeja, The bowler is on the shorter side, Jadeja gets back and cuts it through covers for one. 104/5

25.2 X Doherty to R Jadeja, Flighted delivery on off, Jadeja got half forward and blocked it to the off side. 103/5

25.1 X Doherty to MS Dhoni, Loopy delivery on off, Dhoni goes on the back foot and punches it through covers for a single. 103/5

25.6 V Sehwag to M Wade, Driven towards the mid off region. The batsmen have run through for a single. 128/4

25.5 V Sehwag to D Hussey, Steps forward and flicks it to wide long on for one. 127/4

25.4 V Sehwag to D Hussey, Tossed up delivery on off, D Hussey defends it back. 126/4

25.3 V Sehwag to M Wade, Fuller on middle, stroked to long on for one. 126/4

25.2 V Sehwag to M Wade, Gets forward and pushes it back to the bowler. 125/4

25.1 V Sehwag to M Wade, Flatter delivery, on off, Wade goes back and punches it to the off side. 125/4

Xavier Doherty introduced into the attack. India need 151 to win off 150 balls.

24.6 C McKay to R Jadeja, Fuller length delivery on middle and off, Jadeja looks to defend it from the crease and gets an inside edge onto the pads. 102/5

24.5 C McKay to R Jadeja, In the zone of uncertainty and Jadeja has a calm leave. 102/5

24.4 C McKay to MS Dhoni, Width on offer outside off, Dhoni scythes it through point for one. 102/5

24.3 C McKay to MS Dhoni, Back of a length delivery jumping onto the batsman, at 130.1 kph, Dhoni tries to work it across the line but misses and is hit on the thigh pad. 101/5

24.2 C McKay to R Jadeja, Sensibly works a full delivery to the leg side and rotates the strike. 101/5

24.1 C McKay to R Jadeja, FOUR! Nice shot, on the up and squarer. The bowler offers just a bit of room outside off, Jadeja latches onto that and smacks it through point for a boundary. Run-rate is not a problem for India but wickets are. 100/5

Virender Sehwag into the attack.

24.6 R Jadeja to M Wade, On the pads, tickled to the on side to pinch a run. 125/4

24.5 R Jadeja to M Wade, Arm ball fired outside off, Wade pushes at it and misses. Dhoni whips off the bails but the batsman is safely in. 124/4

24.4 R Jadeja to D Hussey, Works a length delivery off his pads and jogs for a single. 124/4

24.3 R Jadeja to M Wade, Driven towards the mid off region. The batsmen have run through for a single. 123/4

24.2 R Jadeja to M Wade, Kneels down and sweeps it to fine leg for a couple. 122/4

24.1 R Jadeja to M Wade, Wade has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 120/4

23.6 S Watson to MS Dhoni, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. End of a tidy over! 96/5

23.5 S Watson to MS Dhoni, Driven towards the mid off region. No run. 96/5

23.4 S Watson to MS Dhoni, Outside off, driven to the off side and once again Christian manning the cover region stops it. 96/5

23.3 S Watson to MS Dhoni, Turns a full delivery off his pads to deep mid-wicket for a couple. 96/5

23.2 S Watson to MS Dhoni, Another booming drive by MSD but this time the mid off fielder comes up with a fantastic sliding save. Frustration for the Indian skipper. 94/5

23.1 S Watson to MS Dhoni, Over-pitched outside off, Dhoni blasted it to covers off his back foot and Christian stopped it partially with a dive. Dot ball. 94/5

23.6 R Ashwin to M Wade, IT IS SAFE! Loopy delivery landing on off, Wade gets on the front foot and bunts it in front of covers. He calls his partner through for a quick single. Hussey responds and sprints to the other end. Meanwhile, Raina has a shy at the striker's end, Hussey tries to avoid the ball with his hands, is it deliberate? Dhoni straightaway appeals and the umpires get together for a long chat. NOT OUT is the verdict as they think it was not intentional. Now, Dhoni is having an animated chat with Billy Bowden. Things heating up folks with Indians exchanging words with the Aussie batsmen too. Dhoni is not pleased at all. 120/4

Appeal for obstructing the field.

23.5 R Ashwin to M Wade, Stretches forward and jams it to the off side. 119/4

23.4 R Ashwin to M Wade, Flatter delivery on middle, Wade tries to work it across the line but gets an inside edge on the pads. 119/4

23.3 R Ashwin to M Wade, Leans forward and defends it with the spin to the off side. 119/4

23.2 R Ashwin to D Hussey, Pushes it to long on for a single. 119/4

23.1 R Ashwin to M Wade, Commits himself on the front foot and tries to tickle it to the on side. Misses and it comes off the pads. A leg bye stolen. 118/4

22.6 C McKay to R Jadeja, Pitched up delivery outside off, Jadeja shouldered his arms. 94/5

22.5 C McKay to MS Dhoni, Short outside off, at 132.3 kph, whacked to deep point for one. 94/5

22.4 C McKay to MS Dhoni, Presents the straight face of the bat and blocks it patiently. 93/5

22.3 C McKay to MS Dhoni, Dropped! Good length delivery in the channel of uncertainty, Dhoni feels for it and gets a nick. Watson at first slip gets low but fails to snap it. 93/5

22.2 C McKay to MS Dhoni, Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 93/5

22.1 C McKay to R Jadeja, Edged and didn't carry. Length delivery angling away from the batsman, Jadeja has a gentle poke inside the line and it flies off the outside edge. Luckily it drops safely in front of the first slip fielder. One run added to the total. 93/5

22.6 R Jadeja to D Hussey, Gives it some extra air and lands it around off, Hussey drives it on the up but fails to beat the cover fielder. 117/4

22.5 R Jadeja to D Hussey, Looks for the defense and gets an inside edge onto the pads. 117/4

22.4 R Jadeja to M Wade, Poor delivery, a long hop on middle, Wade goes on the back foot and pulls it firmly to deep mid-wicket. A single. 117/4

22.3 R Jadeja to M Wade, Short and down the leg side, guided to fine leg for a couple. 116/4

22.2 R Jadeja to D Hussey, On the pads, gently tucked to long leg for a run. 114/4

22.1 R Jadeja to M Wade, Flighted ball outside off, Wade stretched forward and tapped in front of point for one. 113/4

McKay comes back into the attack.

21.6 S Watson to MS Dhoni, Rocks back and punches it straight to covers. Another maiden! 92/5

21.5 S Watson to MS Dhoni, Lands it full outside off, MSD steps forward and packs a punch to the off side. Christian puts in a dive at covers to save a certain boundary. 92/5

21.4 S Watson to MS Dhoni, Good length delivery landed close to off, Dhoni works it across the line but finds mid-wicket. 92/5

21.3 S Watson to MS Dhoni, Nicely drives a fuller length delivery through the line but finds mid off. 92/5

21.2 S Watson to MS Dhoni, Full on middle, bunted to mid on. Dot ball. 92/5

21.1 S Watson to MS Dhoni, Full delivery around off, Dhoni stays back and pushes it to Watson. 92/5

21.6 R Ashwin to M Wade, Driven towards the mid off region. The batsmen have run through for a single. 112/4

21.5 R Ashwin to D Hussey, Finds the gap this time on the leg side and and takes a single. 111/4

21.4 R Ashwin to D Hussey, Turns a length delivery off his pads but finds the mid-wicket fielder. 110/4

21.3 R Ashwin to M Wade, Once again strides forward and caresses it through covers for a single. 110/4

21.2 R Ashwin to M Wade, Gets forward and drives it nicely through covers for a couple. 109/4

21.1 R Ashwin to M Wade, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 107/4

20.6 B Lee to R Jadeja, Angles across a fuller length delivery, Jadeja opens the bat's face and pushes it to covers. Dot ball to finish the over. 92/5

20.5 B Lee to MS Dhoni, Fullish delivery on middle, Dhoni gets deep inside the crease and tickles it off his pads to mid-wicket for a single. 92/5

20.4 B Lee to MS Dhoni, Dhoni has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 91/5

20.3 B Lee to MS Dhoni, Full delivery angling into the batsman, Lee stretches forward and pushes it to covers. 91/5

20.2 B Lee to R Jadeja, Slightly short in length on the leg stump line, Jadeja clips it off his pads to square leg for a single. 91/5

20.1 B Lee to MS Dhoni, Short delivery down the leg side, Dhoni gets on to of the bounce and guides it to long leg for a run. 90/5

Matthew Wade comes to bat at number 6 with his side at 107/4.

20.6 R Jadeja to D Warner, OUT! One more down for Australia but India have two down, Pathan and Raina. It was a loopy delivery on middle, Warner sat down on one knee for a big slog across the line. It flew off the top edge and Raina sprinted backwards to claim the chance. Pathan steamed in from the long leg region, the former took the catch but the momentum made both the fielders bang each other. Both are lying flat on the ground and hopefully everything is fine out there. Reminds me of the famous, Gillespie-Steve Waugh collision! Meanwhile, Pathan is heading back for some treatment. However, a big success for India as David Warner departs. 107/4

20.5 R Jadeja to D Warner, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 107/3

50 stand up between Warner and D Hussey!

20.4 R Jadeja to D Warner, Driven towards the mid off region. Two runs added to the total. 107/3

20.3 R Jadeja to D Warner, Tucks it off his pads but finds the fielder. 105/3

20.2 R Jadeja to D Warner, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 105/3

20.1 R Jadeja to D Hussey, Gets forward and pushes it through covers for one. 105/3

19.6 S Watson to R Jadeja, Gets on the front foot and defends it to the off side. A wicket-maiden for Watson! End of the Bowling Powerplay, 12/3 during this period. 89/5

19.5 S Watson to R Jadeja, Fantastic delivery, slanted across the batsman and seamed away with the angle and some extra bounce too. Jadeja feels for it outside off and is beaten. 89/5

19.4 S Watson to R Jadeja, Outside off, played straight to point. 89/5

19.3 S Watson to R Jadeja, Harmless delivery, in the channel wide outside off. Jadeja leaves it alone. 89/5

Ravindra Jadeja strides out to the middle.

19.2 S Watson to S Raina, OUT! Caught behind! Watson once again hurls across a length delivery, seaming away from the batsman. Raina commits himself on the front foot looking for a drive and gets a faint edge to Wade. Indian innings in dire straits now. Watto is all pumped up and the Australians are jubilant. 89/5

19.1 S Watson to S Raina, Angles across a full length delivery, Raina gets on the front foot and taps it in front of point. 89/4

19.6 R Ashwin to D Warner, Top edge but safe! Tossed up delivery outside off, slight short in length as well with some extra spin and bounce. Warner looks to cut it but has to check his shot. It lobs up off the edge but goes on one bounce to the short third man fielder. End of the Bowling Powerplay, 32/0 during this period! 104/3

19.5 R Ashwin to D Warner, Flatter delivery fired on the pads, Warner whips it across the line but Sehwag comes up with a brilliant diving stop at square leg. He flashes a smile and returns the ball to Dhoni. 104/3

19.4 R Ashwin to D Hussey, Gets back and clips it with the spin to the on side for one. 104/3

19.3 R Ashwin to D Hussey, Fuller delivery on middle, the batsman pushes it back to Ashwin. 103/3

19.2 R Ashwin to D Warner, Good thinking, gets a boundary first ball and now rotates the strike by pushing one down to long off. 103/3

19.1 R Ashwin to D Warner, FOUR! Shot! Ashwin hurls in a short delivery, on the flatter trajectory and it skids on with the angle. Warner has ample time to rock back and punch it through covers. 100 up for Australia! 102/3

18.6 B Lee to MS Dhoni, Over-pitched at 140.6 kph, keeping down, Dhoni gets low to deal with it. 89/4

18.5 B Lee to MS Dhoni, Short outside off at 136.4 kph, Dhoni cuts it towards point. 89/4

18.4 B Lee to MS Dhoni, Full length outside off at 138.5 kph, Dhoni plays inside the line and misses out. 89/4

18.3 B Lee to MS Dhoni, Short and wide outside off at 139.5 kph, Dhoni sees it through. 89/4

18.2 B Lee to MS Dhoni, Short of a length outside off at 139.9 kph, Dhoni stabs it away towards cover. 89/4

18.1 B Lee to S Raina, Back of a length on the pads at 136.5 kph, tucked away to fine leg for one. 89/4

18.6 R Jadeja to D Warner, Just a shade short in length on off, Warner goes back and punches it past Ashwin at mid off. The fielder runs with the ball and makes the stop in the deep. Three runs added to the total. 98/3

18.5 R Jadeja to D Hussey, Flatter delivery, full and angling into the batsman, Hussey gets forward and pushes it to sweeper cover for a single. 95/3

18.4 R Jadeja to D Warner, Turns it off his hips to the on side and takes one. 94/3

18.3 R Jadeja to D Hussey, Floats it at 91.3 kph, outside off, driven down to mid off for one. 93/3

18.2 R Jadeja to D Warner, Short on the pads, turned through mid-wicket for a single. 92/3

18.1 R Jadeja to D Hussey, Flat on middle, thumped to long off for one. 91/3

Brett Lee into the attack now.

17.6 S Watson to MS Dhoni, Dhoni shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 88/4

17.5 S Watson to MS Dhoni, Stays on the back foot and pushes it to point. 88/4

17.4 S Watson to MS Dhoni, Length on middle, going further down and Dhoni misses out on it. Watson's appeal was turned down. 88/4

17.3 S Watson to MS Dhoni, Looks to tuck it away but gets struck on the thigh pads. 88/4

17.2 S Watson to S Raina, Raina plays it with an angled bat and guides it to third man. One run added to the total. 88/4

17.1 S Watson to S Raina, FOUR! Classy from Raina, half volley outside off, Raina caresses it through extra cover and mid off for a boundary. 87/4

Ravindra Jadeja replaces Umesh Yadav, who has gone for twenty runs in his two overs.

17.6 R Ashwin to D Warner, Full, driven straight to cover for the first dot ball of the over. Five runs off it. 90/3

17.5 R Ashwin to D Hussey, Short on the pads, nudged square on the leg side for one. Five singles on the trot. 90/3

17.4 R Ashwin to D Warner, Too much drift on the pads, tucked to deep mid-wicket for a single. 89/3

17.3 R Ashwin to D Hussey, Lands it on the pads, turned in front of mid-wicket for one. 88/3

17.2 R Ashwin to D Warner, Drills it down the ground past Ashwin for one run to long on. 87/3

17.1 R Ashwin to D Hussey, Flighted on the pads, clipped through square leg for one. 86/3

MS Dhoni walks in at number 6 with India clearly tumbling on 83/4.

16.6 C McKay to G Gambhir, OUT! Gambhir gone! Fuller length delivery at 134.2 kph, Gambhir drives through the line away from his body and chops onto his stumps. He was looking very feeble outside the off stump with a couple of outside edges in the previous overs. Australia have the man in form sent back. 83/4

16.5 C McKay to S Raina, Short of a length outside off, patted away past point for a single. 83/3

16.4 C McKay to G Gambhir, Fuller length outside off, Gambhir pats it down the ground, McKay ricochets it back onto the stumps but Raina was in, the ball goes towards mid on and they take one. 82/3

16.3 C McKay to G Gambhir, Slants a length delivery ambling away outside off at 132.3 kph, Gambhir sees it through. 81/3

16.2 C McKay to S Raina, Back of a length on the pads, tucked to mid-wicket for a single. 81/3

16.1 C McKay to G Gambhir, Length outside off, Gambhir once again gets an outside edge to third man for one. 80/3

16.6 U Yadav to D Warner, Warner has stood up on his toes to play that one. 38 runs off the past five overs. 85/3

16.5 U Yadav to D Warner, FOUR! School boy stuff from Gambhir and Yadav is fuming, poor delivery from him first up, wide and short outside off at 117 kph, without much pace, Warner whacks it past point and Gambhir from third man, reaches to it easily but with a one-handed attempt, the ball rolls over the ropes as he fumbles. 85/3

16.4 U Yadav to D Warner, Punched off the back foot by the batsman. 81/3

3rd ODI fifty for David Warner, first against India!

16.3 U Yadav to D Warner, FOUR! Driven and driven well, full outside off at 146.6 kph, Warner creams it through covers nicely for a boundary. 81/3

16.2 U Yadav to D Warner, Over-pitched on middle and leg, flicked away to deep mid-wicket for two. 77/3

16.1 U Yadav to D Warner, Full on middle, driven straight to mid on. 75/3

Clint McKay comes to bowl now.

Suresh Raina walks in at number 5, with India sturggling at 79/3.

Drinks break.

15.6 S Watson to V Kohli, OUT! True to his name, Watson gets the breakthrough! Harmless full delivery on off at 130.5 kph, Kohli shuffles a hint and flicks it straight to the hands of Christian at mid-wicket. 79/3

15.5 S Watson to G Gambhir, A full delivery outside off, fetches a single to Gambhir off an outside edge to third man. 79/2

15.4 S Watson to G Gambhir, A teasing half-volley outside off at 129.2 kph, Gambhir swings and misses. 78/2

15.3 S Watson to V Kohli, Wide outside off, patted away through point for one. 78/2

15.2 S Watson to V Kohli, Fullish, tailing in on middle stump, turned away to mid-wicket. 77/2

15.1 S Watson to V Kohli, Lands slow at 115.7 kph, just outside off, Kohli defends. Watson knocks the bails off in his follow through at the non-striker's end. 77/2

15.6 R Ashwin to D Hussey, Flights it outside off, Hussey defends with a stride forward to end the over. 75/3

15.5 R Ashwin to D Warner, Too short a length outside off at 87.3 kph, punched away to covers and takes one. 75/3

15.4 R Ashwin to D Warner, Slants it on the pads, going on the angle, Warner flicks it away through mid-wicket and completes a successful couple this time. 74/3

15.3 R Ashwin to D Warner, Loops up on off, driven back to Ashwin. 72/3

15.2 R Ashwin to D Warner, Short and skidding on at 89.2 kph outside off, stabbed to cover. 72/3

15.1 R Ashwin to D Warner, Lands short on the pads, clipped to mid-wicket. 72/3

Australia have taken the Bowling Powerplay. Shane Watson introduces himself into the attack.

14.6 D Christian to G Gambhir, Length at 128.5 kph, patted to point and refrains from a single. 77/2

14.5 D Christian to V Kohli, Sprays on the pads at 126.9 kph, turned away with ease to deep square leg for one. 77/2

14.4 D Christian to G Gambhir, Back of a length at 124.7 kph, flicked past square leg for one. 76/2

14.3 D Christian to G Gambhir, Fuller at 128.1 kph, Gambhir drives through covers and D Hussey dives right to save runs. 75/2

14.2 D Christian to G Gambhir, Wide outside off at 127.5 kph, Gambhir closes the bat face for a cut but fails. 75/2

14.1 D Christian to V Kohli, Bowls wide outside off, squirted through point for one. 75/2

India take the Bowling Powerplay.

Drinks break.

14.6 U Yadav to D Warner, No results though, short on the pads, tucked through square leg for one. Ten off the over. 72/3

Comes around the wicket for the final ball of the over.

14.5 U Yadav to D Warner, Drives uppishly through mid off, falls just short of the fielder there. 71/3

14.4 U Yadav to D Warner, Fullish ball, a drive to mid off. 71/3

14.3 U Yadav to D Warner, FOUR! A whip off the hip. Short on the body, Warner stays back and helps it through square leg for a boundary. 71/3

14.2 U Yadav to D Hussey, Remains full on the stumps area, Hussey thrusts forward and drives it through mid off for three. 67/3

14.1 U Yadav to D Hussey, Fuller outside off, punched through extra covers for two. 64/3

Daniel Christian comes to bowl now.

13.6 D Hussey to G Gambhir, Short and pats it away on the off side to end the over. 74/2

13.5 D Hussey to G Gambhir, Gets behind the line and defends well. 74/2

13.4 D Hussey to V Kohli, Kohli works it down the leg side. They pick up a single. 74/2

13.3 D Hussey to V Kohli, Short and skidding on, punched back to Kohli. 73/2

13.2 D Hussey to G Gambhir, Sliding down the pads, tucked through square leg for one. 73/2

13.1 D Hussey to V Kohli, Kohli flicks it away with a wristy shot. The batsmen have run through for a single. 72/2

13.6 R Ashwin to D Warner, Long hop outside off, punched away through covers, Pathan fumbles and they take two. 62/3

13.5 R Ashwin to D Hussey, Tucked away through square leg for one. 60/3

13.4 R Ashwin to D Hussey, Appeal for a catch! Loopy delivery, Hussey thrusts forward to defend, the ball lobs up to Dhoni and they appeal. Replays shows there was nothing with the bat. 59/3

13.3 R Ashwin to D Warner, Flatter at middle, driven through mid off for one. 59/3

13.3 R Ashwin to D Warner, Wide. Down the leg side this time. 58/3

David Hussey comes into replace his elder brother.

13.2 R Ashwin to M Hussey, OUT! A silly, silly run out! What was Warner thinking? Hussey strikes a full ball through extra covers and finds Pathan in the deep. They both kick off the crease for the second but Warner, seeing the throw coming in rather quickly, sends back Hussey, who was left halfway down the track. His valiant dive could not help the cause as Ashwin whips the bails off from Pathan's throw and India have a crucial wicket. 57/3

13.1 R Ashwin to D Warner, Lands full at 84.2 kph on the pads, knocked to long off for one. 56/2

12.6 C McKay to G Gambhir, FOUR! Edged and just wide of the captain Watson at first slip! True to his vulnerability in that zone, Gambhir pokes at a length delivery outside off with an open face, it goes off the edge past Watson to the third man fence. 71/2

12.5 C McKay to G Gambhir, Fullish outside off at 133.3 kph, driven to Lee at mid off . 67/2

12.4 C McKay to G Gambhir, Short on the pads, turned straight to square leg. 67/2

12.3 C McKay to G Gambhir, Angles across a length delivery outside off, left alone. 67/2

12.2 C McKay to V Kohli, Back of a length on the pads at 134.9 kph, Kohli tucks it to deep square leg for one. 67/2

12.1 C McKay to G Gambhir, Over-pitched around off at 133 kph, driven through covers for one. 66/2

12.6 P Kumar to M Hussey, Curves in on the pads, clipped through square leg and they challenge the strongest arm in the Indian outfit, Jadeja for two and complete it as well. 55/2

12.5 P Kumar to D Warner, On the pads, tucked through square leg for one. 53/2

12.5 P Kumar to D Warner, Wide, for height. A slow bouncer at 124.7 kph, goes over the stout Warner's head. Kumar is not happy with the decision. 52/2

12.4 P Kumar to D Warner, Goes full now, on middle, Warner finds mid-wicket once again. 51/2

12.3 P Kumar to D Warner, Short of a length at 125.5 kph, on the pads, clipped straight to mid-wicket. 51/2

12.2 P Kumar to D Warner, Length on the pads, flicked past mid-wicket for a couple now. 50 up for Australia. 51/2

12.1 P Kumar to D Warner, Short outside off at 123.6 kph, Warner gets an inside edge towards fine leg and takes on Pathan for two runs. 49/2

11.6 D Hussey to G Gambhir, Slow on middle, turned to deep square leg for a single to end the over. 65/2

11.5 D Hussey to G Gambhir, Gets behind the line and defends. 64/2

11.4 D Hussey to V Kohli, Slow at 78.2 kph, turning on the legs, clipped through backward square leg for one. 64/2

11.3 D Hussey to G Gambhir, Slow on the pads, turned away through square leg for one. 63/2

11.2 D Hussey to V Kohli, Remains on the leg stump, this time worked away behind square on the leg side for one. 62/2

11.1 D Hussey to V Kohli, Flighted on the pads, tucked to mid-wicket. 61/2

11.6 R Ashwin to M Hussey, Goes quicker outside off, Hussey drives it to extra cover to end the over. Just one run from Ashwin's first over. 47/2

11.5 R Ashwin to M Hussey, Floated on the pads, flicked straight to square leg. 47/2

11.4 R Ashwin to D Warner, Slanting on the pads, tucked through square leg for one. 47/2

11.3 R Ashwin to D Warner, Flat and full on the crease, punched back to Ashwin. 46/2

11.2 R Ashwin to D Warner, On the pads now, Warner gets an inside edge onto the pads and the ball lobs up in front of him. 46/2

11.1 R Ashwin to D Warner, Loops up full outside off, Warner smacks it to extra cover. 46/2

David Hussey comes in to bowl some off-breaks.

10.6 C McKay to G Gambhir, Pitched outside leg, Gambhir failed to flick it and was hit on the pads. 61/2

10.5 C McKay to G Gambhir, Gets behind the line of the delivery and pushes it back to the bowler. 61/2

10.4 C McKay to G Gambhir, Angles it on the pads at a full length, tucked to square leg. 61/2

10.3 C McKay to V Kohli, Over-pitched on off, Kohli flicks it elegantly past mid-wicket for one. 61/2

10.2 C McKay to V Kohli, Full length on off, driven through mid off. 60/2

10.1 C McKay to V Kohli, Length at 130.9 kph, outside off, dabbed to point. 60/2

Ravichandran Ashwin is the first change for India.

10.6 P Kumar to M Hussey, Hussey shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot to end the over. Just five off it. 46/2

10.5 P Kumar to M Hussey, Length at 128.6 kph outside off, punched towards point. 46/2

10.4 P Kumar to M Hussey, Stays back in the crease to defend. 46/2

10.3 P Kumar to M Hussey, FOUR! Nicely done there, length delivery troubling around off at 124.2 kph, Hussey squirts it off his back foot past covers for his first boundary. Moves onto 7 of 14 balls now. An extremely cautious start, I must say. 46/2

10.2 P Kumar to D Warner, Length, cutting back in outside off at 129.1 kph, punched towards mid on for a single. 42/2

10.1 P Kumar to D Warner, Comes around the wicket and drops full outside off, driven firmly but straight to cover. 41/2

9.6 Ben Hilfenhaus to G Gambhir, FOUR. This time a gentle full toss outside off, Gambhir swings through the line and works it through point for consecutive boundaries. End of the Mandatory Powerplay! 60/2. 60/2

9.5 Ben Hilfenhaus to G Gambhir, FOUR! Short and smack! Loose stuff outside off at 132.8 kph, plenty of room for Gambhir to go back and chop it backward of point. 56/2

9.4 Ben Hilfenhaus to G Gambhir, Gambhir has played it to the point region. 52/2

9.3 Ben Hilfenhaus to G Gambhir, Beautiful in-swinging delivery, on middle, Gambhir gets an inside edge luckily onto the pads. 52/2

9.3 Ben Hilfenhaus to G Gambhir, Wide. Goes sliding down the leg side once again and misses out. 52/2

9.2 Ben Hilfenhaus to G Gambhir, Amazing reflexes. Wide delivery outside off, Gambhir slams it on the bounce towards short cover, D Hussey gets his hands above in a flash and saves a certain boundary. 51/2

9.2 Ben Hilfenhaus to G Gambhir, Wide. Goes for a hook down the leg side and misses out. 51/2

9.1 Ben Hilfenhaus to G Gambhir, Length on the pads, tucked to square leg. 50/2

9.6 I Pathan to D Warner, Good length outside off, punched wide of short cover for one to end the over. End of the Mandatory Powerplay, Australia are 41-2. 41/2

9.5 I Pathan to M Hussey, Hussey pushes it towards extra cover and sets off for a quick single. 40/2

9.4 I Pathan to D Warner, Swings into Warner now, on the pads at 131 kph, tucked to fine leg for one. 39/2

9.3 I Pathan to M Hussey, Fuller at 128.7 kph at off, driven towards mid off for one. 38/2

9.2 I Pathan to M Hussey, Pushes his length a touch further now around off, Hussey pats it towards cover. 37/2

9.1 I Pathan to M Hussey, Back of a length at 129.7 kph, patted defensively. 37/2

8.6 C McKay to V Kohli, A play and a miss! Length probing just outside off at 132.6 kph, Kohli has a fiddle at this but ends up with his bat inside the line. 50/2

8.5 C McKay to V Kohli, Wide outside off, pushed away to cover. 50/2

8.4 C McKay to V Kohli, Kohli lets the ball go outside his off stump. 50/2

8.3 C McKay to V Kohli, FOUR! Short delivery, it's been slogged away through square leg for a boundary by Kohli. 50/2

8.3 C McKay to V Kohli, No ball! Foot-fault. Kohli chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. Free hit coming up. 46/2

8.2 C McKay to V Kohli, On the pads at 131.8 kph, tucked away through square leg for a couple. 45/2

8.1 C McKay to G Gambhir, Length just outside off, guided to third man for one. 43/2

MS Dhoni is off the field and there is a slight delay in proceedings. Ryan Harris and Steven Smith bring in drinks for the Aussie batters.

8.6 P Kumar to D Warner, Punched off the back foot but straight to extra cover. 37/2

8.5 P Kumar to M Hussey, Fuller length around off, Hussey goes for a heave and the ball flies off the top edge wide off third man for one. 37/2

8.4 P Kumar to M Hussey, Flirts with the wide lines outside off, Hussey once again lets it through. 36/2

8.3 P Kumar to M Hussey, Length delivery on and around off, pushed away to point. 36/2

8.2 P Kumar to M Hussey, Consecutive leaves for Hussey outside his off stump. 36/2

8.1 P Kumar to M Hussey, Good length outside off, left alone. 36/2

Clint McKay is the first change!

7.6 Ben Hilfenhaus to V Kohli, FOUR! Driven down the ground nicely! Fuller length at 132.1 kph, Kohli drives it sweetly past mid off for his first boundary. 42/2

7.5 Ben Hilfenhaus to V Kohli, Strays on the pads, tucked to mid-wicket. 38/2

7.4 Ben Hilfenhaus to V Kohli, Stays back and defends it off the back foot. 38/2

7.3 Ben Hilfenhaus to V Kohli, Length outside off, played to point. 38/2

7.2 Ben Hilfenhaus to V Kohli, Strays it on the pads, Kohli flicks it through mid-wicket for a couple. 38/2

7.1 Ben Hilfenhaus to G Gambhir, Gambhir opens the face of the bat and helps it to third man. One run added to the total. 36/2

7.6 I Pathan to D Warner, On the pads, tucked straight to mid-wicket this time. It will be ten off the over. 23 runs off his last two overs now, Pathan. Dhoni might replace him in the next over, I feel. 36/2

7.5 I Pathan to D Warner, Short outside off at 135.2 kph, Warner undercuts it to short cover. 36/2

7.4 I Pathan to D Warner, FOUR! And again, Pathan is dealt a smacking blow early on now, short of a length on the pads at 129.7 kph, Warner whips it uppishly through mid-wicket this time. Ten off the over so far. 36/2

7.3 I Pathan to D Warner, FOUR! Pitched up and the warrior Warner swings his mightly blade. It flew over covers and the fielders just watched it go thumping to the fence. 32/2

7.2 I Pathan to D Warner, Length around the stumps at 134.3 kph, driven to mid off. 28/2

Ayaz Memon tweets, "great start by India...deserving of a great finish too. High intensity in the field - hwvr belated - joy to watch."

7.1 I Pathan to D Warner, Back of length outside off, punched through covers for two. It's the battle between three left-handed players now, Warner, M Hussey and Pathan. 28/2

Virat Kohli walks in to bat now.

6.6 B Lee to G Gambhir, OUT! Run out! And it's a very unfortunate way to get out. Gambhir pats it towards point and sets off for one. Lee, on his follow through lands in front of Tendulkar, looking to be having no idea about Tendulkar's whereabouts. Warner from point, dives full length and scores a direct hit. Tendulkar looks clearly unhappy about the decision as he felt that Lee was blocking the way. That's two controversial obstructions today. Looks like we have another controversy on the likes of the Sydney Test match held in 2008. 35/2

That's another controversy for today! Tendulkar has been run out but Lee's position is controversial as it came in Tendulkar's follow through.

6.5 B Lee to G Gambhir, On the pads, Gambhir flicks and it lands just short of Forrest at square leg, who has an unnecessary shy at the stumps. 35/1

6.4 B Lee to G Gambhir, Wider outside off at 126.4 kph, pushed to cover. 35/1

6.3 B Lee to G Gambhir, Fuller length, driven to mid on. 35/1

6.2 B Lee to G Gambhir, FOUR LEG BYES! That went off the glove though. Lethal bouncer to Gambhir, who struggles to work it away, ends up gloving it and it goes over Wade, who stretches upward but gets only a glove to it. 35/1

6.1 B Lee to S Tendulkar, Opens the face of the bat and guides it past point for one. 31/1

6.6 P Kumar to M Hussey, Pitches around off, swings across Hussey, who lets it harmlessly through for the third time in the trot to end the over. Typical of him, taking his time to get set. 26/2

6.5 P Kumar to M Hussey, Hussey chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump once again. 26/2

6.4 P Kumar to M Hussey, Jags back in from outside off, Hussey stays on his crease to defend. 26/2

6.3 P Kumar to M Hussey, Short of length outside off at 132.3 kph, Hussey sees it through. 26/2

Michael Hussey walks in at number 4 with his side struggling at 26/3.

6.2 P Kumar to P Forrest, OUT! There would be no Forrest-fire today and it's Kumar again with a pricely wicket. A lack of a pace delivery at 109.4 kph, outside off, Forrest looks to play through the line and the ball chops on to his sticks off the inside part of the bat. Praveen Kumar gets two now. 26/2

6.1 P Kumar to D Warner, A touch short on the body, Warner pulls it past mid on for three. 26/1

5.6 Ben Hilfenhaus to S Tendulkar, Fuller length, Tendulkar drives it with enough connection through mid off as Doherty juggles it to Christian in the deep, who throws but the batsmen take three. 30/1

5.5 Ben Hilfenhaus to S Tendulkar, Good length outside off, Tendulkar sees it through. 27/1

5.4 Ben Hilfenhaus to S Tendulkar, FOUR! Short and wide outside off, Tendulkar gets behind it and cracks it through cover-point for a boundary. 27/1

5.3 Ben Hilfenhaus to S Tendulkar, Tendulkar shoulders arms to let that one through. 23/1

5.2 Ben Hilfenhaus to S Tendulkar, Wide delivery once again, angles further towards first slip, Tendulkar sees it through. 23/1

5.2 Ben Hilfenhaus to S Tendulkar, Wide, outside off and Tendulkar leaves it at the last moment. 23/1

5.1 Ben Hilfenhaus to S Tendulkar, FOUR! Up and over the slips, short on the stump line at 133.3 kph, Tendulkar waits for it and cuts it over the slips for first boundary. 22/1

5.6 I Pathan to D Warner, Wide outside off, Warner's outside edge fetches one to third man. 23/1

5.5 I Pathan to D Warner, FOUR! Leg byes. Yorker, just wrong on the line, seams in towards Warner' pads who tries to flick it down but it goes off the pads to the fine leg fence. 12 off the over so far. 22/1

5.4 I Pathan to P Forrest, Wide outside off at 132.8 kph, Forrest flays at it and the ball travels uppishly through the vacant gully region for one. 18/1

5.3 I Pathan to P Forrest, Fuller length, driven straight to covers. 17/1

5.2 I Pathan to P Forrest, FOUR! Poor stuff, length on the pads at 129 kph, going further down, Forrest swivels a bit to help it down to fine leg for his first boundary. 17/1

5.1 I Pathan to D Warner, Short of length outside off, Warner punches with power through covers and takes three. Gambhir does the clean up with a chase. 13/1

4.6 B Lee to G Gambhir, Defended off the front foot by Gambhir presenting the full face of the bat. 18/1

4.5 B Lee to G Gambhir, Length outside off, Gambhir cracks it for a certain boundary through covers but Michael Hussey at covers denies him with a one-handed dive towards the left. 18/1

4.4 B Lee to G Gambhir, Gambhir lets the ball go outside his off stump. 18/1

4.3 B Lee to S Tendulkar, Run out chance! Tendulkar taps it hurriedly towards point and sets off for one, M Hussey charges and throws at the striker's end. It just misses the stumps. Had he hit, Gauti would have gone. 18/1

4.2 B Lee to S Tendulkar, Short and wide outside off, Tendulkar lets it go to Wade. 17/1

4.1 B Lee to S Tendulkar, Short of a length at 140.7 kph, Tendulkar fends at it awkwardly towards point. 17/1

4.6 P Kumar to P Forrest, Stays on the back foot to defend to end the over. 10/1

4.5 P Kumar to P Forrest, Pitches, around off, going away, boomerangs in back to Forrest, who watchfully defends it. Good stuff from Kumar. 10/1

4.4 P Kumar to D Warner, Comes around the wicket and drops at the pads, Warner rotates his wrists over through square leg for one. 10/1

4.3 P Kumar to P Forrest, Short of length outside off at 133.4 kph, guided to third man for one. 9/1

4.3 P Kumar to P Forrest, Wide. Pitches outside leg and seams back in sharply after going past Forrest, who looks to work it away but misses. 8/1

4.2 P Kumar to P Forrest, Good length at 135.2 kph, dabbed to point. 7/1

4.1 P Kumar to D Warner, Back of a length outside off, Warner dabs it towards mid off for a single, Rains from cover, dives in front of Yadav at mid off for a single. 7/1

3.6 Ben Hilfenhaus to G Gambhir, Short of a length on off at 136.6 kph, Gambhir blocks well to end the over. 17/1

3.5 Ben Hilfenhaus to G Gambhir, Goes full on off at 128.2 kph, Gambhir drives it to Doherty at mid off. 17/1

3.4 Ben Hilfenhaus to G Gambhir, Length outside off, steered away to cover. 17/1

3.3 Ben Hilfenhaus to G Gambhir, Back of a length outside off at 135.6 kph, Gambhir blocks it on the off side. 17/1

3.2 Ben Hilfenhaus to G Gambhir, Bouncer once more, Gambhir sits under it comfortably. 17/1

3.1 Ben Hilfenhaus to G Gambhir, Short delivery, Gambhir gets up on his toes to defend it. 17/1

3.6 I Pathan to P Forrest, Length outside off, defended well by Forrest to end a maiden over for Pathan. 6/1

3.5 I Pathan to P Forrest, Forrest shoulders arms to let that one through. 6/1

3.4 I Pathan to P Forrest, Wider outside off at a good length, played away towards point. 6/1

3.3 I Pathan to P Forrest, Length on off, seaming back in, Forrest stays put to block. 6/1

3.2 I Pathan to P Forrest, Forrest shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 6/1

3.1 I Pathan to P Forrest, Length outside off, cuts back in viciously to Forrest, who has his bat poking around. Just reminds me of the 2004 series, when the young 19-year old Pathan, was so deadly with the new ball against the Aussies. 6/1

2.6 B Lee to G Gambhir, On the pads, turned away through mid-wicket for one. 17/1

2.5 B Lee to G Gambhir, FOUR! Leg byes, targetting the pads straightaway, lands on leg and going further down, Gambhir gets his back leg to make contact as the ball runs away to the fine leg fence. 16/1

2.4 B Lee to S Tendulkar, Length outside off, Tendulkar gets a safe outside edge towards gully for one to get off the mark. 12/1

2.3 B Lee to S Tendulkar, FOUR BYES! Nips off the pitch after landing at length, misses Tendulkar who leaves it,misses his off stump, and swings away further down to even elude Matthew Wade, who stretched for it down to the fine leg fence 11/1

2.2 B Lee to S Tendulkar, Consecutive leaves for Tendulkar outside his off stump. 7/1

2.1 B Lee to S Tendulkar, Tendulkar lets the ball go outside his off stump. 7/1

2.6 P Kumar to P Forrest, Strays on the pads at length at 133.3 kph, Forrest flicks it away past square leg for one to get off the mark. 6/1

2.5 P Kumar to P Forrest, Similar delivery, Forrest stays on the back foot for a defense. 5/1

2.4 P Kumar to P Forrest, Length delivery around off, defended back. 5/1

2.3 P Kumar to P Forrest, Wide outside off at 134.3 kph, swinging further away outside off. Forrest sees it through. 5/1

Peter Forrest walks in at number 3 at 5/1. He has been the 'Terminator' so far, saving his team from potential disasters.

2.2 P Kumar to S Watson, OUT! Watson goes! The ideal start for India. Short of length on off, Watson goes a trifle early in his pull, the ball does not come off the bat well and it lobs up straight to Umesh Yadav at mid on. 5/1

2.1 P Kumar to S Watson, Quivering seam just around off at 135.4 kph, Watson blocks it off his front foot on the off side. 5/0

Gautam Gambhir walks in at number 3 with India at 7/1.

1.6 Ben Hilfenhaus to V Sehwag, OUT! Absolutely wonderful from Hilfenhaus! A caught and bowled from Sehwag's bat is always going to judge your skills. Ben bowls it full around off, Sehwag looks to punch it down the ground, it went extremely low to Hilfenhaus, who had to crouch extremely low to catch it off the turf. It did not come off the meat of the bat, that helped Hilfy gain time in getting down. 7/1

1.5 Ben Hilfenhaus to V Sehwag, Good length outside off, punched to point. 7/0

1.4 Ben Hilfenhaus to V Sehwag, Sehwag has punched the ball off the back foot. 7/0

1.4 Ben Hilfenhaus to V Sehwag, Wide. Down the leg side, Sehwag goes after it and misses. 7/0

1.3 Ben Hilfenhaus to V Sehwag, FOUR! Crack, that may have took off the cover fielder's head had he attempted. Sehwag gets hold of this wide delivery and smacks it over covers for his first one. 6/0

1.2 Ben Hilfenhaus to V Sehwag, Deadly little bouncer, looked to be smacking Sehwag's head, who sways from it. 2/0

1.1 Ben Hilfenhaus to V Sehwag, Back of a length outside off, Sehwag punches it to covers. 2/0

1.6 I Pathan to D Warner, FOUR! Edgy and Warner is off the mark, streakily though. Back of a length outside off at 133.2 kph, Warner jabs at it and the ball flies off the outside edge over slips for a boundary. 5/0

1.5 I Pathan to S Watson, A touch wider outside off at 130.9 kph, glanced to third man. First runs for Watto and Australia are away. Delhi Daredevils vs Delhi Daredevils now.(Pathan vs Warner) 1/0

1.4 I Pathan to S Watson, Ample movement for Pathan here, hurls outside off, seams back in and Watson cuts the ball back to his pads off an outside edge. 0/0

1.3 I Pathan to S Watson, Another in-swinger at off on a length at 131.5 kph, Watson blocks and the ball almost hits his sticks. 0/0

1.2 I Pathan to S Watson, Goes sliding down on the pads at 133.1 kph, Watson pats it towards mid-wicket. 0/0

1.1 I Pathan to S Watson, Length outside off at 129.5 kph, curls back in, Watson sets himself forward and gets an inside edge onto his pads. 0/0

Ben Hilfenhaus to share the attack.

0.6 B Lee to S Tendulkar, Lands at length, 140.9 kph and the ball shoots off the pitch outside off to Wade, who takes it at head height. 2/0

0.5 B Lee to V Sehwag, Short and width offered outside off at 141 kph, Sehwag opens his blade over point for one run. 2/0

0.4 B Lee to V Sehwag, Lands further wide outside off at 144.7 kph, swinging away. Sehwag shoulders his arms to it. 1/0

0.3 B Lee to V Sehwag, Super stuff, good length probing just outside off, Sehwag feels for it and gets beaten. 1/0

0.2 B Lee to V Sehwag, Pitches it short, wide again outside off, for a change, Sehwag sees it through. 1/0

0.1 B Lee to V Sehwag, Comes in a touch wide outside off, Sehwag misses out on his back foot punch. 1/0

0.1 B Lee to V Sehwag, Wide, that was going almost towards second slip, Virender still goes after it and misses out. 1/0

Irfan Pathan to bowl now.

0.6 P Kumar to D Warner, This one cuts back in sharply, pitching around off at 128 kph at length, Warner gets hit high on the pads. End of a maiden over. 0/0

0.5 P Kumar to D Warner, Good length outside off, Warner pats it to cover. Warner is taking his time to negotiate Kumar here, good signs. 0/0

0.4 P Kumar to D Warner, Similar delivery at 127.6 kph, similar shot offered by Warner. 0/0

0.3 P Kumar to D Warner, Pushes his length a touch further on middle, blocked back towards Kumar. 0/0

0.2 P Kumar to D Warner, Probing outside off, nipping away, Warner punches it to point. 0/0

0.1 P Kumar to D Warner, Lands on length, around off at 124.8 kph, Warner presents a straight bat to it. 0/0