India tour of Australia, 4th Test: Australia v India at Adelaide, Jan 24-28, 2012
Australia won by 298 runs
Played at Adelaide Oval
24,25,26,27,28 January 2012 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
1.1

Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, FOUR, oh well, what a poor stroke to play first up, widish length ball moving away, he has a waft at it, and it goes just over a leaping Hussey at gully

1.2

Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, no run, defended down the track

1.3

Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, 1 leg bye, rolls off the pads towards fine leg

India 7/0   V Sehwag 4* (3b 1x4)
2.1

Harris to Sehwag, no run, pitched up ball tightly defended on the off stump line

2.2

Harris to Sehwag, 1 run, another poor shot away from the body as he sees some width, falls short of a diving Warner at one of the gullys

India 8/0   V Sehwag 5* (5b 1x4)
3.1

Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, 1 run, rolls off the pads square as he misses a flick

3.4

Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, no run, well bowled, straightening on middle from a good length, handled neatly in the end, as he gets across and blocks

3.5

Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, FOUR, this shot was on, lots of width, rising from back of a length, he goes after it, and it flies to the third man boundary

3.6

Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, no run, punched from the crease to mid off

India 14/0   V Sehwag 10* (9b 2x4)
5.1

Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, no run, looks to punch off the back foot from just outside off stump, cannot time it well

5.2

Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, no run, bouncer down the leg side as he ducks

5.3

Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, no run, late in coming half-forward to defend, manages to push it away from off stump

5.4

Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, FOUR, loose again from Sehwag, atrocious batting, nowhere in control as he throws his bat with feet planted in the crease, the ball flies past the two slips

5.5

Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, no run, length ball punched solidly from the crease to point

5.6

Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, FOUR, now a leading edge, he is looking like getting out almost every alternate delivery, looks to turn a full delivery on the leg side, but the fall loops up over point and in to the boundary

India 22/1   V Sehwag 18* (15b 4x4)
6.4

Harris to Sehwag, 1 run, fine stroke, firmly pushes a fullish delivery wide of mid off

India 24/1   V Sehwag 19* (16b 4x4)
7.1

Siddle to Sehwag, no run, bang on target on middle, tightly defended down the track

7.2

Siddle to Sehwag, FOUR, shot! width from back of a length, and he punches it hard off the back foot through extra cover, rising in the air as he plays the stroke

7.3

Siddle to Sehwag, FOUR, another aggressive stroke, in the air but in control, drives the pitched up delivery hard and it flies to the left of mid off

7.4

Siddle to Sehwag, no run, pushed towards point

7.5

Siddle to Sehwag, FOUR, excellent timing off the back foot, just a bit of width, and that is all he needs, hops in the air again as he punches it off the middle of the bat through cover

7.6

Siddle to Sehwag, no run, comes in from back of a length now, he is in the air again as he punches down the track, looks a completely different batsman on the back foot

India 36/1   V Sehwag 31* (22b 7x4)
9.1

Siddle to Sehwag, no run, touch late in getting half-forward but tightly defends a length ball bat and pad together

9.2

Siddle to Sehwag, 1 run, drives a pitched up delivery in his style, all flowing bat and no feet, mid on has to scramble across and put in a dive

9.5

Siddle to Sehwag, no run, furious bouncer rears up at Sehwag, who does well to get his head and gloves out of the way

9.6

Siddle to Sehwag, FOUR, cracker jacker! width outside off stump, and he will not let it go unpunished, backward point is swarming with men, but he hammers the cut over them in flash

India 44/1   V Sehwag 36* (26b 8x4)
11.1

Lyon to Sehwag, no run, looks for the cut first ball as it spins in, and is beaten, Haddin removes the bails, but Sehwag's back foot was planted in

11.2

Lyon to Sehwag, 1 run, pushed down to deep mid on

India 49/1   V Sehwag 37* (28b 8x4)
12.1

Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, no run, back of a length ball pushed from the crease to covers

12.2

Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, no run, allows the length ball to come on and wants to punch it past point, not enough room to time the stroke

12.3

Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, no run, appeal for leg before but that was headed comfortably down leg as Sehwag missed the work to square leg

12.4

Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, no run, they are not giving him width now, comes in towards the pad, whipped towards square leg

12.5

Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, FOUR, and then next ball, he served it up two feet outside off, Sehwag wound up and thumped it behind point, so then

12.6

Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, 1 run, too much on the pads, and whipped eagerly down to deep backward square leg

India 54/1   V Sehwag 42* (34b 9x4)
13.1

Lyon to Sehwag, FOUR, too short against the man who despises all spinners, makes room and cracks it past point

13.2

Lyon to Sehwag, FOUR, so he tries tossing it up, Sehwag dances down and lofts him over mid off to race to a half-century, no fuss at all

13.3

Lyon to Sehwag, 1 run, not as short as the first ball, more turn too, but Sehwag had already made enough room to be able to punch it past cover

India 63/1   V Sehwag 51* (37b 11x4)
14.1

Siddle to Sehwag, no run, bit of width outside off, not enough for him to be able to time that back foot punch

14.2

Siddle to Sehwag, no run, there was room available this time, but he chopped the stroke to point

14.3

Siddle to Sehwag, no run, ending on off stump from a good length, runs it away to gully

14.4

Siddle to Sehwag, no run, punched off the back foot, on the up, cannot beat point

14.5

Siddle to Sehwag, no run, the pitched up length bothers him, goes after it, thick edge flies to Hussey's left at gully but the veteran stops the boundary with a big dive

14.6

Siddle to Sehwag, no run, the leading edge, similar to the first innings, from a good length this time, bat face closes, the ball loops up, to Siddle's left and away from him to mid off

India 63/1   V Sehwag 51* (43b 11x4)
15.5

Lyon to Sehwag, 1 run, well done, pushes with an open face to point and they go through quickly

India 69/1   V Sehwag 52* (44b 11x4)
16.1

Siddle to Sehwag, no run, takes a half step forward around off stump and defends the length ball solidly towards cover

16.2

Siddle to Sehwag, FOUR, he is loving this length, not full enough to suck him in to a half-forward stroke away from the body, bit of width too, and he sends it screaming off the back foot with an open face, through point

16.3

Siddle to Sehwag, 2 runs, and now he spears it in full on to the pads, Sehwag whips it away through square leg, Lyon runs across hard and puts in the slide, did he touch the rope? Nope

16.4

Siddle to Sehwag, no run, rides the bounce on a back of a length ball and drops it towards point

16.5

Siddle to Sehwag, no run, slams the pitched up delivery down the track, Siddle gets a hand to it, and sends Dravid scrambling back in to his crease

16.6

Siddle to Sehwag, no run, pulls his head out of the way of a bouncer just outside off

India 75/1   V Sehwag 58* (50b 12x4)
17.5

Lyon to Sehwag, 2 runs, does not allow it to pitch, takes it on the full as he skips out and chips it over midwicket

17.6

Lyon to Sehwag, 2 runs, Lyon pitches it short, wide, and Sehwag punches in the gap at extra cover

India 80/1   V Sehwag 62* (52b 12x4)
19.1

Lyon to Sehwag, OUT, oh dear, Sehwag has given it away, danced down to the flighted full toss, and looked to lift with a closed face it on the leg side, big leading edge goes up vertically around short cover and is taken safely, Lyon cannot believe his luck

V Sehwag c Ponting b Lyon 62 (82m 53b 12x4 0x6) SR: 116.98

India 80/2   V Sehwag 62 (53b 12x4)
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