Brisbane: Chasing a victory target of 289 runs, India fell short of the mark by 110 runs against Australia in the seventh ODI of the ongoing tri-series at the Gabba on Sunday.
The saviour in close matches, captain MS Dhoni himself bowed down to the pressure built by the Australian batsmen. The target of 289 runs on a Gabba pitch was unrealistic.Dhoni went on to score 56 runs but gave up the chase at the death. Indian chase ended with 110 runs short of a win as they were all out for 178 in 43.3 overs.
Over 41.1: Irafn Pathan OUT!!
Irfan Pathan c Wade b Hilfenhaus 19(27) [4s-1 6s-1]
Over 40.2: Vinay Kumar OUT!!
India were 162/8.
Vinay Kumar b Brett Lee 6(12)
Over 40: India require another 131 runs with 3 wickets and 60 balls remaining. India were 158/7.
Over 37.2: Dhoni OUT!!
Hilfenhaus removed Dhoni, thereby the threat. He was caught by Christian!! Short ball on the stumps, Dhoni mistimed the pull and didn`t generate the power needed and hit straight to the fielder at mid wicket.
Dhoni c Christian b Hilfenhaus 56(84) [4s-2 6s-1]
Over 34.3:Dhoni Fifty!
Another hard-fought half century, his 45th ODI fifty.
Over 32.6:HOPING AGAINST HOPE!!
Awesome shot from Irfan Pathan, short of length ball on the middle and leg stump, Irfan, on the front foot, fired it to deep backward square leg for six. India were 127/6.
Over 30.4: Jadeja OUT!!
Ravindra Jadeja c Forrest b Starc 18(35) [4s-1]
Over 22.2: RAINING WICKETS!!! Raina dismissed!
Raina got a thick edge on a short delivery angled across wide outside off. India in trouble.
Raina c Wade b Christian 28(41) [4s-1 6s-1]
Over 20.6: SIX APPEAL!! Suresh Raina sends one to the stands. Mitchell Starc gets the treatment. Length delivery and in the slot outside off.
Over 20: After 20 overs, India were 70/4. Dhoni on 22 and Raina 20.
Over 10.2: Kohli OUT!!
India were 36/4. Kohli edged one to 1st slip, where David Hussey took a clean catch. Hilfenhaus got his second wicket.
Virat Kohli c David Hussey b Hilfenhaus 12(25)
Over 5.5:Rohit Sharma OUT!! DUCK!!
India were India 16/3 needing 273 runs to win with 7 wickets remaining.
Rohit Sharma c Wade b Brett Lee 0(5)
Over 4.4: OUT!!! SACHIN TENDULKAR IS OUT!!!
Caught by Doherty, who dropped Kohli in the previous ball. An easy catch to Doherty when Tendulkar tried to loft a short ball from Hilfenhaus towards third man.
Tendulkar c Doherty b Hilfenhaus 3(12)
Over 1.3: Gambhir OUT!!
Gambhir tried to poke a good length delivery from Brett Lee. Ended up edging behind.
Gambhir c Wade b Brett Lee 5(5) [4s-1]
A quickfire 36 and fifties from Mike Hussey and Peter Forrest helped Australia post a challenging total of 288/5 against India in the 7th ODI of the ongoing tri-series on Sunday.
Fielding four fast bowlers on a pitch favouring fast bowlers, India couldn`t stop Australia, whose batsmen were going through a rough patch in the series, from making a fighting total.
Indians lost the grip after the first 5 overs which they could never regain throughout the innings. And the dropped catches didn`t help the cause either. Michael Hussey was the chief architect, who tormented Indian bowlers who were kind enough to miss catches couple of his catches.
The 36-year-old completed his 6th ODI fifty after scoring 59 runs off 52 balls. Hussey, along with Peter Forrest, completed a 100-run partnership and towed Australia out of danger zone.
Forrest made 52 off 71 balls to complete his second fifty of the series and made way for David Hussey and Daniel Christian to finish the innings in style. Christian`s 30 came from 18 balls, while D Hussey scored 26 off 20 balls.
Earlier, after opting to bat first Australian openers made a low key start and gave the team best start of the series. Off-colour Warner and Matthew Wade missed out on half centuries. Ponitng continued his patchy batting when he gifted his wicket to Zaheer Khan`s, the only wicket for Zak of the innings, scoring just 7.
Over 48-49:Daniel Christian on fire!! Four boundaries in 4 balls off Vinay. Australia 273/5 after 49 overs.
Fifty runs partnership, 5.0 overs, (DJ Hussey 18, Christian 26)
Over 44: Forrest OUT!!
Forrest whipped a full ball from Pathan into in the air and low towards deep square leg, into Kohli`s safe hands. A typical Kohli celebrated with a ear-cupping gesture!! Australia were 223/5 after 44 overs.
Forrest c Virat Kohli b Irfan Pathan 52(71) [4s-3]
Over 43.1: Finally Hussey OUT!! Change of pace did the trick for India. Australia 217/4.
Michael Hussey c Raina b Irfan Pathan 59(52) [4s-6]
Over 43: Hundred partnership between Hussey and Forrest off 92 balls. Australia 217/3.
Over 42.5: FIFTY for Forrest now.
Over 41: Half century for Mike Hussey!!
36th ODI FIFTY for the 36-year-old.
Over 39: Partnership over 60 runs between Hussey and Forrest. India losing grip. Australia 181/3 at the end of the over. M Hussey 45 and Forrest 29.
Over 37.2: DROPPED!! Hussey survived after a catch was dropped by Umesh Yadav off Zaheer. This could prove costly! Hussey stepped down and slapped this fuller one flat to mid off, Umesh mistimed the jump and couldn`t hold on to it overhead, the ball popped out of his hands and rolled to the ground.
Over 36: Australia were 154/3 after 36 overs with batting powerplay in place taken in the previous over.
Over 28.3: Comedy of errors!! Mike Hussey was called back after giving out for a stumping appeal. Reason: The third umpire pressed the wrong button (out of two buttons). He first signalled out but the on field umpires called Hussey back.
Over 27.4: Matthew Wade OUT!! Caught & bowled by Rohit Sharma. Australia were 119/3 after 28 overs.
Wade c and b Rohit Sharma 45(67) [4s-2 6s-1]
Over 19.2 Ponting tried to hit a Zaheer delivery over the leg side but found Irfan at deep backward square leg. Australia were 85/2 after 20 overs.
Ponting c Irfan Pathan b Zaheer 7(26)
Over 15 Australia were 72/1.
Over 12.5 Warner OUT!! Caught by Sachin at mid-wicket. Irfan Pathan drew first blood for India. Australia were 70/1 after 13 overs. Wade 17.
Warner c Tendulkar b Irfan Pathan 43(46) [4s-5 6s-1]
Over 11 Suresh Raina came into attack replacing Vinay Kumar. He gave away just three runs in the over.
Over 10.1 Irfan Pathan came into the attack. But to no avail. It looked like Warner hit form. Warner reached his highest score of the series. Warner 36, Wade 15. Australia were 59 for no loss after 11 overs.
Over 9.3: Fifty for Australia. Warner 28, Wade 15.
Over 8: Excellent over for Australia. Warner amassed 14 runs off Zaheer Khan to regain control over the Indian bowlers.
Zaheer Khan`s fifth over O-4-O-4-6-0
Over 5: SLOW START by the Aussies. They were 17/0 after 5 overs.
OVER 3.3: KOHLI AT HIS BEST on the field.
Saved four runs with a brilliant dive and stopped a Warner shot at point.