Monday, April 1, 2019

Indian tailenders steal famous victory against Australia

Cricket Highlights - Indian tailenders steal famous victory against Australia

Indian tailanders steal the consolation two-wicket famous victory over World Champions Australia in the low-scoring game of the seventh ODI at Mumbai in 2007.

Australia have won the toss and decided to bat first. The big news is Rahul Dravid has been Rested, according to Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Dinesh Karthik has taken his place.

Australia's opener Michael Clarke got out for leg before wicket by Zaheer Khan in the first ball of the Match, Adam Gilchrist and Ricky Ponting added valuable 60-run stand for second wicket.

Adam Gilchrist scored a 19-runs with 4 fours and Gilchrist goes for the expansive slash over point and gets a thick top edge to Harbhajan Singh takes running catch at third man off Irfan Pathan.

Australia Skipper Ricky Ponting completed his fabulous fifty 63 deliveries, Ricky Ponting is the first one-day captain to register 50-plus scores. Stephen Fleming second place with 45.

After Ricky Ponting 50, India's left-arm spinner Murali Karthik strike the Australia's third wicket with Bradd Hodge, Hodge caught out by Dinesh Karthik at wide slip off Murali Kartik in the 20th over, Andrew Symonds (0) goes first ball catch out by Sachin Tendulkar at covers in the Same over.

Ricky Ponting didn't settled after his 50, He goes to pavilion with thick out-side edge MS Dhoni takes brilliant catch at behind the stumps off RP Singh.

After Ricky Ponting exit, India keep Australia down to they all-out for 193 in 41.3 over, India taking the last eight wickets for just 76 runs. Thats quite an accomplishment.

The India hero Murali Kartik was took six-wickets, who stifled the batting in spectacular fashion. No real partnerships to speak of for Australia.

Murali Kartik's six-wicket haul - His 6 for 27 was the best figures ever by a left-arm spinner in one day international, Kartik break the Sanath Jayasuriya's 6 for 29 against England in Moratuwa in 1992-93.

While India chasing target of 194, India's left-handed batsman Sourav Ganguly and Dinesh Karthik goes to duck out, at this stage India lost 8-runs for 2 wickets in 3.4 overs.

In the 11th over Sachin Tendulkar inside edge onto the stumps to bowled out by Breet Lee, Yuvraj Singh looking good for scoring unfortunately He gets a thick outside edge and the athletic Adam Gilchrist flings himself to his left and takes the stunning catch in the Nathan Bracken over.

After Yuvraj Singh exit, In the 18th over India lost another wicket form of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, He was caught out by Adam Gilchrist and Gilchrist's 400th catch in ODI's.

After 18th over, India losing the 6th wicket with Irfan Pathan caught out by Michael Clarke off James Hopes in the 19th over.

At this stage India lost 64 for 6 in 18.5 overs, Robin Uthappa only batsmen looking aggressive to attack Australian bowlers, He was set the match India favour with Most Important 47 runs off 59 deliveries including 4 fabulous fours and 2 tremendous sixes.

Michael Clarke strikes for Robin Uthappa leg before wicket in the 32 over, at this stage India required 65-runs from 111 deliveries.

Harbhajan Singh added valuable 19 off consuming 49 deliveries, He was caught out by Ricky Ponting at wide first slip off Mitchell Johnson.

After Harbhajan Singh out, India''s tailandrers Murali Kartik and Zaheer Khan played match winning partnership of 52-runs helped to India steal the game unlikely victory by 2 wickets.

Murali Kartik was scored a unbeaten 21 off 34 deliveries and Zaheer Khan's unbeaten 31 off 43, fighting batting performance to India script a famous victory over Australia and India lost the 2-4 in the seven-match series.

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