However the post match presentation created something to ponder about. Kartik said:
".. by God's grace it worked out well for me ...we had some fun batting out there ... cracking jokes helped us through ... and yes, I did nick one through to the keeper (big smile)!"Australian captain Ricky Ponting replies:
"... always hard defending that score ... Murali's just admitted he nicked that one but it would've been nice if he'd walked (grins) ... congratulations to India"India was really desperate for the win. Australia is using sledging as a tactics to unsettle opponents and it backfired in this tour. It seems we are seeing the reformation of cricket ethics where winning matters above all.