Border-Gavaskar Trophy - 4th Test

Australia v India

Australia won by 298 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150  | Overs 151-200

0.1

Khan to Cowan, no run, the first ball is full and angling in to off and middle, Cowan stays in his crease and pushes firmly towards mid-on, where Ishant moves to his right and tumbles as he fields

0.2

Khan to Cowan, no run, confident stride forward from Cowan as he blocks towards cover

0.3

Khan to Cowan, 1 leg bye, a full ball swings into the pads and strikes Cowan on the leg as he tries to glance towards square, Australia are away with leg byes behind square

Australia 1/0   EJM Cowan 0* (3b)

1.2

Yadav to Cowan, FOUR, a nice, friendly full toss outside off stump. Cowan stays in his crease and simply angles his bat, allowing the ball to bounce off it into the gap at cover. First runs for Cowan, first boundary of the Test

1.3

Yadav to Cowan, 1 run, Cowan leans forward, taps a length ball towards Zaheer's right at mid-off, and runs

Australia 12/0   EJM Cowan 5* (5b 1x4)

2.1

Khan to Cowan, 1 run, Cowan uses the angle into him to turn the ball towards midwicket

2.3

Khan to Cowan, no run, defended on the off side on the front foot

2.4

Khan to Cowan, no run, length delivery around off stump, Cowan stays in his crease and plays the ball towards point

2.5

Khan to Cowan, no run, defended on the off side and Cowan yells "No", in case Warner shows interest

2.6

Khan to Cowan, no run, wider outside off stump this time, left alone by Cowan. I think that's the first leave of the morning.

Australia 18/0   EJM Cowan 6* (10b 1x4)

4.1

Khan to Cowan, no run, Zaheer hits a good length on off and middle stump, Cowan gets behind the line and defends towards the bowler

4.2

Khan to Cowan, 2 runs, Cowan moves across the stumps and uses the angle of the fuller ball into him to clip off the pads through midwicket

4.3

Khan to Cowan, no run, the first short ball of the game, the batsman ducks under it

4.4

Khan to Cowan, no run, defended on the front foot on the off side

4.5

Khan to Cowan, FOUR, another short ball, this time it sits up for Cowan, who's standing outside his crease and he pulls along the ground to the midwicket boundary

4.6

Khan to Cowan, no run, fuller length outside off stump, Cowan drives to the fielder at cover

Australia 24/0   EJM Cowan 12* (16b 2x4)

6.1

Khan to Cowan, no run, good length delivery on off stump, Cowan defends from his crease

6.2

Khan to Cowan, 1 run, another short ball at Cowan, who waits and pulls it from outside off towards the fielder at deep midwicket

Australia 25/0   EJM Cowan 13* (18b 2x4)

7.1

Ashwin to Cowan, 1 run, Cowan gets an inside edge behind square while trying to defend on the front foot, that was his first ball against Ashwin

7.5

Ashwin to Cowan, no run, defended on the front foot back to the bowler

7.6

Ashwin to Cowan, no run, shouts of "catch" as Cowan drives a flighted delivery uppishly towards mid-off

Australia 28/1   EJM Cowan 14* (21b 2x4)

9.1

Ashwin to Cowan, no run, Cowan strides forward and defends on the leg side

9.2

Ashwin to Cowan, no run, pushed through quicker on off and middle, Cowan goes back to defend

9.3

Ashwin to Cowan, no run, slower again, on off and middle, Cowan defends on the front foot

9.4

Ashwin to Cowan, 1 run, tossed up but the line is far outside leg stump, Cowan stays back and nudges towards fine leg where Zaheer fields. Zaheer's got a towel in hand already.

Australia 31/1   EJM Cowan 15* (25b 2x4)

10.1

Sharma to Cowan, no run, good length pitching on leg stump, Cowan defends on the leg side

10.2

Sharma to Cowan, no run, defended from the crease once again

10.3

Sharma to Cowan, no run, good length from Ishant on leg and middle, Cowan stays in his crease and defends

10.4

Sharma to Cowan, no run, Ishant pitches around leg and keeps it rather straight, Cowan goes back and defends on the on-side

10.5

Sharma to Cowan, no run, good length outside off stump, the batsman lets it go

10.6

Sharma to Cowan, no run, pitches outside leg this time and begins to moves toward the left-hander as Cowan tries to defend. He gets a bit squared up while doing so

Australia 31/2   EJM Cowan 15* (31b 2x4)

12.6

Sharma to Cowan, no run, another short ball but this time it's down the leg side to the left-hander, Cowan lets it go

Australia 35/2   EJM Cowan 15* (32b 2x4)

13.3

Yadav to Cowan, 1 run, a full delivery with some width outside off, Cowan moves forward and drives towards cover where Tendulkar dives and deflects the ball to Zaheer at mid-off

Australia 39/2   EJM Cowan 16* (33b 2x4)

14.1

Sharma to Cowan, 1 run, played towards square leg for a single

Australia 44/2   EJM Cowan 17* (34b 2x4)

15.1

Yadav to Cowan, no run, good length, pitching around middle and slanting across the left-hander from over the wicket, Cowan defends on the back foot

15.2

Yadav to Cowan, no run, fuller length but a wider line, Cowan strides forward and lets it go

15.3

Yadav to Cowan, no run, defended back to the bowler from the crease

15.4

Yadav to Cowan, no run, a sharp, short ball at 143 kph. Cowan bends his knees and sways to let it pass

15.5

Yadav to Cowan, 1 run, fuller length on middle stump, Cowan pushes from his crease between midwicket and mid-on and calls Ponting through for a quick single

Australia 45/2   EJM Cowan 18* (39b 2x4)

16.3

Sharma to Cowan, 1 run, short of a length on leg stump, Cowan stays back, gets on top of the bounce, and plays it down on the leg side

Australia 48/2   EJM Cowan 19* (40b 2x4)

17.1

Yadav to Cowan, no run, a full ball outside off stump, Cowan moves forward and drives to mid-off

17.2

Yadav to Cowan, 1 run, good length outside off stump, Cowan stays back and nudges the ball towards the right of the fielder at point

Australia 49/2   EJM Cowan 20* (42b 2x4)

18.1

Sharma to Cowan, 1 run, pushed off the back foot into the gap at cover for another single, the Indians are unable to stop the strike rotating

Australia 58/2   EJM Cowan 21* (43b 2x4)

19.1

Yadav to Cowan, 1 leg bye, full ball on the pads, played towards square leg

19.6

Yadav to Cowan, 1 run, fuller length to Cowan, a better length than the ones to Ponting. Cowan moves forward to defend and gets an inside edge on the leg side

Australia 69/2   EJM Cowan 22* (45b 2x4)

20.1

Sharma to Cowan, no run, good length delivery pitching in line and angling across the left-hander, Cowan defends on the off side

20.2

Sharma to Cowan, FOUR, there are only two slips and the ball has flown through where a third slip would have been. Cowan tried to drive a full ball angling across him and edged it

20.3

Sharma to Cowan, 2 runs, pushed from the crease towards point where the fielder can't stop the single. A definite momentum shift towards Australia in the last ten minutes.

20.4

Sharma to Cowan, no run, a short ball but it's down leg side

20.5

Sharma to Cowan, no run, defended from the crease towards the bowler

20.6

Sharma to Cowan, no run, another short one down leg side, Cowan lets it go again

Australia 75/2   EJM Cowan 28* (51b 3x4)

21.3

Ashwin to Cowan, no run, defended on the front foot towards the bowler

21.4

Ashwin to Cowan, no run, Cowan goes back and plays towards square leg

21.5

Ashwin to Cowan, no run, played off the back foot on the leg side

21.6

Ashwin to Cowan, no run, Cowan goes back and across his stumps to defend to the fielder at short leg

Australia 76/2   EJM Cowan 28* (55b 3x4)

23.1

Ashwin to Cowan, 1 run, tossed up into the left-hander from round the wicket, Cowan clips it in front of square

23.6

Ashwin to Cowan, no run, played back to the bowler off the front foot

Australia 82/2   EJM Cowan 29* (57b 3x4)

24.4

Sehwag to Cowan, 1 run, Cowan moves back and across and plays the ball off his pads towards square

Australia 84/2   EJM Cowan 30* (58b 3x4)

25.1

Ashwin to Cowan, no run, defended on the front foot on the leg side

25.2

Ashwin to Cowan, no run, bowled quicker through the air outside off stump, left alone by the batsman

25.3

Ashwin to Cowan, no run, Cowan strides forward and defends with care

25.4

Ashwin to Cowan, no run, Cowan block towards cover off the front foot

25.5

Ashwin to Cowan, OUT, caught at cover! Ashwin tossed this ball up outside off stump, drawing Cowan forward and into the cover drive. The ball dipped and Cowan didn't get to the pitch of it, hitting it hard, flat and low towards the right of the fielder at short cover. VVS Laxman was the man in that position and he did superbly to dive low to hold the chance with both hands. Not bad for a supposedly old man!

EJM Cowan c Laxman b Ashwin 30 (110m 63b 3x4 0x6) SR: 47.61

Australia 84/3   EJM Cowan 30 (63b 3x4)
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150  | Overs 151-200
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Australia won by 298 runs
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Jan 28, 2012

Rahul Dravid with MS Dhoni and Virender Sehwag, 4th Test, Adelaide, 5th day, January 28, 2012

Rahul Dravid with MS Dhoni and Virender Sehwag

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Jan 28, 2012

MS Dhoni and his team-mates after the loss, 4th Test, Adelaide, 5th day, January 28, 2012

MS Dhoni and his team-mates after the loss

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