Saturday, October 19, 2013

India vs aus aus win 3rd odi chased three hundred

India vs australia Australia 304 for 6 (Voges 76*, Faulkner
64*) beat India 303 for 9 (Dhoni 139*, Kohli
68, Johnson 4-46) by four wickets
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details
While lifting India from 76 for 4 to 303 for 9,
MS Dhoni had spoiled James Faulkner's
figures at the death. Faulkner took it out on
Ishant Sharma at the death in Australia's
chase. Rarely, if ever, has a bowler lost it so
completely while bowling to a fellow bowler.
Australia needed 44 off 18 when Ishant was
given the ball. Six balls and 30 runs later off
Faulkner's bat, the game was effectively
over.
Australia's chase had started strongly, but
had been suffocated mid-innings, chiefly by
Ravindra Jadeja's ten overs for 31 runs.
George Bailey and Adam Voges had tried to
keep pace, but the asking-rate had
continued to climb. Voges had gamely hung
on amid a clutch of middle-order wickets,
when Faulkner joined him at 213 for 6. While
their partnership lasted and grew, it seemed
more a belated and inadequate attempt
than a threatening one.
Then Ishant was brought back for the 48th
over. If you can apply brevity to carnage,
here is what happened. Full and wide, four.
Short, six. Length, six. Short, two. Short, six.
Short, six.