What an incredible finish to this evening’s one-day match at the Adelaide Oval.
Here’s how the 50th over played out, with India needing 9 from the final 6 balls.
Ball 1 – Malinga to Dhoni – 2 runs to long on (equation – 7 runs off 5 balls)
Ball 2 – Malinga to Dhoni – edges into his pad and scampers a single (6 needed off 4 balls)
Ball 3 – Malinga to Kumar – slower ball, tapped to point for a single (5 off 3 balls)
Ball 4 – Malinga to Dhoni – slogged straight to fielder inside circle, Malinga misses run-out chance (4 off 2 balls)
Ball 5 – Malinga to Kumar – RUN OUT – The batsmen ran and Kumar was short. But Dhoni back on strike. (4 from 1) Umesh Yadav comes to the crease to perform his role as a runner.
Ball 6 – Malinga to Dhoni – Good-length ball slashed over extra cover. Fielder did well to stop before it crossed the rope, palmed it back in but the two batsmen easily made three runs.