A video of Australia’s stand-in captain Ricky Ponting and pacer Ben Hilfenhaus speaking after the seventh One-Day International (ODI) in CB Series.

 

The Australians bundled out India for 178 after setting them a stiff target of 289 to win.

 

Ponting praised his bowlers for disciplined effort which helped Australia bundle out India to low score.

 

He said, “It's been a long time since I have seen an Australian team bowl as well as they did tonight. The way they were able to be aggressive early on with the new ball, but at the same time be able to restrict India from scoring boundaries was absolutely first class.”

 

Comeback paceman Ben Hilfenhaus took a career-best five for 33 in his nine-odd overs.

 

Praising Hilfenhaus, the Tasmanian said, “For Ben (Hilfenhaus) to come away with a five-for in his first game in a long time was a great reward for him. I think selectors have had this gameplan for Hilfy for quite a while.

 

“We always know here in Brisbane the ball is going to swing a lit bit particularly with two new balls we have got now. We knew the conditions would suit him, particularly after we won the toss.

 

“The ball normally does a little bit more at night here, but I thought his control early on, the line and length he bowled early, along with the aggression, was the reason he bowled as well as he did.”