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

3.1

Ashwin to Warner, no run, Warner stands in his crease and defends with bat and pad close together, the ball squirts towards square leg

3.2

Ashwin to Warner, no run, angled into the left-hander from round the wicket, Warner defends

3.3

Ashwin to Warner, no run, defended on the front foot with bat and pad close together

3.4

Ashwin to Warner, no run, blocked from the crease with a straight bat

3.5

Ashwin to Warner, no run, Warner stays in his crease and defends towards cover

3.6

Ashwin to Warner, no run, punched off the back foot but to the fielder at cover. Ashwin begins with a maiden.

Australia 18/0   R Ashwin 1-1-0-0

5.1

Ashwin to Warner, no run, tossed up into the left-hander from round the wicket, Warner stays back and plays towards the leg side

5.2

Ashwin to Warner, no run, pushed off the front foot towards mid-off

5.3

Ashwin to Warner, no run, Warner moves forward and defends towards the bowler

5.4

Ashwin to Warner, no run, a bit more air and room outside off, Warner drives to the fielder at cover

5.5

Ashwin to Warner, no run, Ashwin slowed this up outside off, Warner drives towards mid-off, where Yadav moves to his right and tumbles

5.6

Ashwin to Warner, no run, more work for Yadav at mid-off as Warner drives to him again. Consecutive maidens for Ashwin against Warner.

Australia 24/0   R Ashwin 2-2-0-0

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

7.2

Ashwin to Marsh, no run, defended on the off side

7.3

Ashwin to Marsh, no run, tossed up on middle and off, defended back to the bowler

7.4

Ashwin to Marsh, 1 run, pushed towards mid-on where Ishant Sharma can't prevent the single. He was too deep and too slow in getting to the ball

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   R Ashwin 3-2-2-0

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.

9.5

Ashwin to Marsh, no run, defended on the leg side

9.6

Ashwin to Marsh, OUT, bowled him! The pressure mounts on Marsh after another failure. Ashwin gave the ball some air and pitched it on a good length just outside off. Marsh moved forward to defend but left a large gap between bat and front pad as he did so. He played down the wrong line, for the ball went on with the arm, through the gap, and hit the stumps.

SE Marsh b Ashwin 3 (10m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

Australia 31/2   R Ashwin 4-2-3-1

11.1

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, Ponting moves forward and pushes the ball past the man at silly point

11.2

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, Ponting goes back and defends on the leg side

11.3

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, Ponting moves back and tries to push the ball on the off side, the ball holds its line and goes straight on, beating the outside edge

11.4

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, this time there's some turn into the right-hander and Ponting defends on the back foot

11.5

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, Ponting moves forward and drives a fuller ball towards mid-off

11.6

Ashwin to Ponting, 3 runs, sightly shorter and Ponting gets into position quickly and cuts behind point

Australia 34/2   R Ashwin 5-2-6-1

21.1

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, off-stump line, Ponting moves forward and defends

21.2

Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, that's a bit short, Ponting goes back and pulls to deep square leg

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   R Ashwin 6-2-7-1

23.1

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

23.2

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, Ponting moves forward but then has to wait for the slower ball to reach him before defending

23.3

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, played a little more forcefully off the front foot towards the bowler

23.4

Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, that's hit with a lot of power. Ponting moved forward, got down on one knee and swept it to the deep midwicket boundary. No body moved in the field. the partnership is now 50.

23.5

Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, played to point for a single

23.6

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

Australia 82/2   R Ashwin 7-2-13-1

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

25.6

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, defended on the front foot

Australia 84/3   R Ashwin 8-3-13-2

27.1

Ashwin to Clarke, 2 runs, Clarke stays in his crease and drives the ball behind point

27.2

Ashwin to Clarke, FOUR, shot! Clarke moves forward to a flighted ball and drives along the ground towards Yadav's left at mid-off. The fielder should have stopped that but he dived over the ball and allowed a boundary

27.3

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, defended from the crease to the bowler

27.4

Ashwin to Clarke, 1 run, nudged off the back foot behind square

27.5

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, bowled on of and middle stump, Ponting stays in his crease and plays on the leg side

27.6

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, defended on the front foot towards the bowler, looks like we'll get one more over before the lunch break

Australia 97/3   R Ashwin 9-3-20-2

37.1

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, bowled flat through the air on off stump, defended on the front foot

37.2

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, Clarke goes back to a quicker ball and defends from in front of his stumps

37.3

Ashwin to Clarke, 1 run, tossed up delivery and Clarke comes out of his crease to push towards the fielder who is deep at mid-on

37.4

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, Ponting stays in his crease and defend son the off side

37.5

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, Ponting strides forward and defends on the off side

37.6

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, Ponting stays back this time and blocks a straight delivery

Australia 140/3   R Ashwin 10-3-21-2

39.1

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, Ponting moves forward and defends with bat close to pad

39.2

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, Ponting moves forward again and plays towards mid-on

39.3

Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, Ponting drives the ball from in line with his stumps towards mid-on

39.4

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, tossed up on off stump, Clarke moves forward and drives to mid-off

39.5

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, bowled quicker on middle this time, Clarke plays the ball towards midwicket

39.6

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, defended on the front foot towards the off side

Australia 145/3   R Ashwin 11-3-22-2

41.1

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, defended on the back foot towards the bowler

41.2

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, full and straight, Ponting goes back and drives back to the bowler

41.3

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, tossed up outside off stump, Ponting lets it go

41.4

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, defended on the back foot towards the leg side

41.5

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, played back to the bowler once again

41.6

Ashwin to Ponting, 2 runs, shorter length outside off stump, Ponting goes back and cuts, Tendulkar dives to his right at point and gets some hand on the ball as it goes past. Ashwin, the bowler, will do well to display similar commitment in the field

Australia 154/3   R Ashwin 12-3-24-2

43.1

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, length ball heading for the leg stump, defended to the leg side

43.2

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, once more keeps it on a length, defended from the crease

43.3

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, probing away around off, forward defensive

43.4

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, on middle and leg, Ponting blocks off the back foot

43.5

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, tossed up and that is pushed towards mid-on

43.6

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, a maiden after drinks, the last ball of the over is patted towards short midwicket

Australia 154/3   R Ashwin 13-4-24-2

45.1

Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, length ball on the pads, worked in front of square leg

45.2

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, defended to short leg

45.3

Ashwin to Clarke, 1 run, shuffles down the track, pushes the ball to mid-on, and shouts 'Yes, yes' to let Ponting know there's a quick single

45.4

Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, the soduku ball, pitching outside leg stump, helped towards square leg

45.5

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, defended from the crease to the off side

45.6

Ashwin to Clarke, 2 runs, guides it towards deep backward point to end the over

Australia 169/3   R Ashwin 14-4-29-2

47.1

Ashwin to Clarke, FOUR, a long hop and Clarke has dismissed it from his presence with a withering pull off the back foot to the midwicket boundary

47.2

Ashwin to Clarke, FOUR, this time Clarke steps out of his crease to a flighted ball and lofts it cleanly over mid-on, the boundaries here are huge so he gets to his half-century with a four

47.3

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, defended on the front foot towards the off side

47.4

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, Clarke strides forward and defends towards the bowler

47.5

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, defended on the front foot to silly mid-on

47.6

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, Clarke defends on the off side from his crease, four dots after two boundaries

Australia 177/3   R Ashwin 15-4-37-2

49.1

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, Ponting steps out of his crease and drives back to the bowler, Ashwin fields and Clarke scampers back into the crease

49.2

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, defended from the crease on the leg side

49.3

Ashwin to Ponting, 2 runs, that's not that short but Ponting stays back and plays a short-arm paddle through square leg

49.4

Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, a risky single to Yadav at mid-on, Ponting had to sprint but Yadav was rather off balance as he threw and missed the stumps

49.5

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, Clarke moves back and cuts the ball from in front of his stumps to point

49.6

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, defended back to the bowler from the crease

Australia 181/3   R Ashwin 16-4-40-2

51.1

Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, Ponting gets to 13,000 Test runs by sweeping Ashwin to deep square leg. Only Tendulkar and Dravid have gone past this mark before him

51.2

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, defended on the front foot

51.3

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, played towards midwicket

51.4

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, quicker and straighter, defended on the back foot

51.5

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, Clarke steps out of his crease and defends

51.6

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, played off the back foot towards the fielder at silly mid on

Australia 183/3   R Ashwin 17-4-41-2

53.1

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, defended on the back foot

53.2

Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, he doesn't stay back this time, instead Ponting steps out of his crease, gets to the pitch of the ball and lofts it straight over the bowler's head

53.3

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, Ponting moves forward to defend on the off side

53.4

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, pushed off the front foot towards short midwicket

53.5

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, an appeal for lbw, but Ponting had a long stride forward and got an inside edge as well while defending

53.6

Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, played off the pads towards fine leg

Australia 193/3   R Ashwin 18-4-46-2

55.1

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, the batsman moves forward and defends towards the bowler

55.2

Ashwin to Clarke, FOUR, shorter length, and Clarke goes back, makes room and cuts hard through the gap at cover point

55.3

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, flatter ball on middle stump, defended on the back foot to short leg

55.4

Ashwin to Clarke, FOUR, short length outside off stump again, Clarke brings up Australia's 200 by going back and slapping the ball through point, the length is poor from Ashwin

55.5

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, bowled on middle stump again, Clarke defends to the bowler

55.6

Ashwin to Clarke, FOUR, sublime, Clarke's taking Ashwin apart. He uses his feet nimbly, gets to the pitch of the ball outside off, and lofts it over the in field at cover

Australia 207/3   R Ashwin 19-4-58-2

71.1

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, defended on the back foot

71.2

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, left alone outside off stump

71.3

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, Ponting tries to force the ball on the off side but mis-times it

71.4

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, tossed up outside off, Ponting reaches for it on the front foot and drives to cover

71.5

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, straighter line on middle stump, Ponting moves across his crease and nudges to the leg side

71.6

Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, too straight this time, Ponting works the ball through square leg

Australia 285/3   R Ashwin 20-4-59-2

73.1

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, the batsman steps out and plays the ball back to the bowler

73.2

Ashwin to Clarke, 1 run, worked off the pads through square leg for a single

73.3

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, Ponting moves forward and defends towards the bowler

73.4

Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, tossed up outside off stump, Ponting reaches for the ball and drags it toward wide long-on with a slog-sweep

73.5

Ashwin to Clarke, 3 runs, Clarke gives Tendulkar some running to do by steering the ball towards square third man, Tendulkar has to run from deep point

73.6

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, defended back to the bowler

Australia 292/3   R Ashwin 21-4-64-2

75.1

Ashwin to Clarke, FOUR, width outside off stump and Clarke collects four more with a whiplash of a cut through backward point

75.2

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, defended on the off side

75.3

Ashwin to Clarke, 1 run, Clarke moves back and cuts the ball from off stump in front of point

75.4

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, defended on the front foot on the off side

75.5

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, Ponting moves back and defends on the leg side

75.6

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, Ponting gets behind the line and blocks

Australia 298/3   R Ashwin 22-4-69-2

77.1

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, driven past the bowler towards mid-off

77.2

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, tossed up outside off stump, driven towards cover

77.3

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, tossed up on off and middle, driven back to the bowler

77.4

Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, tossed up outside off, Ponting takes Ashwin on and lofts through the line, clearing the fielder at mid-off and timing the ball well enough to reach the boundary

77.5

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, pushed to mid-off on the front foot

77.6

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, pushed off the back foot towards cover

Australia 306/3   R Ashwin 23-4-73-2

79.1

Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, played off the back foot through square leg

79.2

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, Clarke stays in his crease and defends to the bowler

79.3

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, defended on the back foot once again

79.4

Ashwin to Clarke, 1 run, worked off the pads through square leg, the line is too straight, but when he's on off, Clarke cuts him well

79.5

Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, tossed up outside off stump, driven to mid-off for a single

79.6

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, driven to cover off the front foot

Australia 315/3   R Ashwin 24-4-76-2

81.1

Ashwin to Clarke, 2 runs, Clarke steps out to Ashwin and lofts him back over his head, Gambhir runs to his left from long-on to field

81.2

Ashwin to Clarke, 1 run, pushed off the front foot towards point for a single

81.3

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, defended on the off side off the front foot

81.4

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, worked off the pads towards midwicket

81.5

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, pushed off the back foot towards point

81.6

Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, the line is straight and the batsman works it off his pads to deep square leg

Australia 323/3   R Ashwin 25-4-80-2

83.1

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, defended on the front foot on the off side

83.2

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, worked off the pads towards midwicket

83.3

Ashwin to Clarke, no run

83.4

Ashwin to Clarke, 1 run, Clarke moves back again and nudges behind square for a single

83.5

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, blocked on the front foot towards the bowler

83.6

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, Saha moves nimbly down leg side to collect one from Ashwin that spins down leg

Australia 324/3   R Ashwin 26-4-81-2

102.1

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, tossed up slowly, turned softly to midwicket

102.2

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, length ball, not much turn, some bounce though, punched to midwicket

102.3

Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, slowly turns in from a length, pushed towards cover for one

102.4

Ashwin to Clarke, 1 run, mid on is deep, the single is on, and Clarke takes it with a firm straight push

102.5

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, appeal for caught behind down the leg side, full delivery turning down leg, Saha moves to his right and takes it neatly as Ponting misses, went off the pad

102.6

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, full ball pushed down the track

Australia 397/3   R Ashwin 27-4-83-2

104.1

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, turned to short leg

104.2

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, comes out of the crease as he sees some flight, but smothers it in the end as it dips on him

104.3

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, tossed up quicker and turning in, defended off the front foot

104.4

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, almost chopped on, sees the shortish length and looks to cut hard, but it hurries in, wasn't far from the stumps

104.5

Ashwin to Clarke, 2 runs, short from outside off and cut away to deep point

104.6

Ashwin to Clarke, 2 runs, shorter still and easily cut away off the back foot as he makes room

Australia 404/3   R Ashwin 28-4-87-2

107.1

Ashwin to Clarke, 3 runs, outside edge, flies past slip, clarke not fully forward to a quick offbreak

107.2

Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, slowish length ball turning in, worked square on the leg side

107.3

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, bounces from a good length, he defends it on the leg side

107.4

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, skips down the track and works it away with a flourish, Sehwag saves runs with a dive at midwicket

107.5

Ashwin to Clarke, 1 run, full one driven away to sweeper cover

107.6

Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, tossed up on the pads, turned past a diving short leg

Australia 413/3   R Ashwin 29-4-93-2

109.1

Ashwin to Clarke, FOUR, takes on the flighted ball, skips out and hammers it to the deep extra cover boundary

109.2

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, comes down the track again, Ashwin shortens it, and he nudges to short leg

109.3

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, pats back a tossed up full ball to the bowler

109.4

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, plays out a length ball turning in, towards midwicket

109.5

Ashwin to Clarke, 1 run, turning in from a good length, but slowly, and he has time to go back, make room and cut it away

109.6

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, pushed away on the leg side

Australia 426/3   R Ashwin 30-4-98-2

111.1

Ashwin to Ponting, 3 runs, thick outside edge rushes past slip as Ponting tries to flay a length delivery from the crease

111.2

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, down the track and pushes a full delivery back to the bowler

111.3

Ashwin to Clarke, 1 run, turns in but too short, and is cut away to sweeper cover

111.4

Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, here comes Ponting, gets to the pitch of a flighted delivery and smacks it in the air, between the bowler and mid off

111.5

Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, and Ashwin fires it in on the pads next ball, ho hum, and is taken through square leg

111.6

Ashwin to Clarke, FOUR, carrom ball, but way too short, easily slapped away through backward point

Australia 441/3   R Ashwin 31-4-111-2

113.1

Ashwin to Clarke, 2 runs, thick edge that earns him two as point is deep

113.2

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, moves across and defends back to Ashwin

113.3

Ashwin to Clarke, 2 runs, clipped through midwicket for another two and captain Michael Clarke continues to prosper, another double hundred, warm applause from the crowd, a raise of the bat from a pumped up Clarke, an embrace from his former captain, and he is back to business in his stance

113.4

Ashwin to Clarke, FOUR, celebrates the milestone with a superb stroke, takes on the flighted ball, gets front leg out of the way as he slips out and opens the face a shade to time the ball through extra cover, brilliant, just brilliant

113.5

Ashwin to Clarke, 1 run, pushed towards deep mid on off the front foot

113.6

Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, another single to deep mid on, is there a contest on here, pinch me if there is

Australia 457/3   R Ashwin 32-4-121-2

115.1

Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, nudged in front of square off the pad

115.2

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, full one whipped off the pads to midwicket

115.3

Ashwin to Clarke, 1 run, way outside leg stump, nudged softly in front of square

115.4

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, smothers this one around middle off the front foot

115.5

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, defended tightly off the front foot again

115.6

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, more flight on this one, smothered solidly down the pitch

Australia 460/3   R Ashwin 33-4-123-2

117.1

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, pushes a tossed up ball back to the bowler

117.2

Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, pitching outside leg stump and helped away to deep backward square

117.3

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, worked towards midwicket

117.4

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, whipped to square leg off the pad

117.5

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, full on leg stump, clipped to midwicket

117.6

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, flighted even more a foot outside leg, he comes out but misses the nudge, fortunately for him it bounds off the pad past leg slip

Australia 463/3   R Ashwin 34-4-124-2

119.1

Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, down the track and nudges the length ball behind square leg

119.2

Ashwin to Clarke, 1 run, whips a tossed up delivery down to long on

119.3

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, shuffles about in the crease but works straight to a scrambling square leg

119.4

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, smothered off the front foot down the track

119.5

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, gets well forward and defends quietly off the front foot

119.6

Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, pulled safely through square leg for one more and Ponting goes to lunch on 198

Australia 469/3   R Ashwin 35-4-127-2

121.1

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, almost carried to leg slip, was that off the bat

121.2

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, pats a tossed up ball down the track

121.3

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, nudges one on leg stump towards square leg

121.4

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, nudged towards one of the numerous men around square leg

121.5

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, floated across full, smothered off the front foot

121.6

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, plays out a quiet over, defends off the front foot

Australia 470/4   R Ashwin 36-5-127-2

123.1

Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, turns miles down leg from short of a length, helped away past leg slip

123.2

Ashwin to Hussey, no run, pushes forward and smothers this flighted one

123.3

Ashwin to Hussey, no run, angled in on off from wide of the crease, defended

123.4

Ashwin to Hussey, no run, goes back and blocks a length ball

123.5

Ashwin to Hussey, no run, sees some width and drives this one to extra cover

123.6

Ashwin to Hussey, no run, pushed off the back foot to extra cover again

Australia 477/4   R Ashwin 37-5-128-2

125.1

Ashwin to Hussey, no run, defends one coming in with the angle from around the stumps

125.2

Ashwin to Hussey, 1 run, skips down the track and takes on mid on for a quick run, Ashwin trods on to his bat as he backs up for the throw, Hussey loses his balance after making the crease, replays show he would have been gone had the throw from Zaheer hit, he had lost his bat to Ashwin by then

125.3

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, nudged towards square leg, harmless line on leg stump

125.4

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, full on middle now, defended off the front foot

125.5

Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, guided towards deep point for one

125.6

Ashwin to Hussey, no run, tapped towards midwicket off the front foot

Australia 479/4   R Ashwin 38-5-130-2

127.1

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, tossed up full on middle and leg, defended solidly

127.2

Ashwin to Ponting, 2 runs, doesn't quite get hold of the pull as he sees it dropped too short, ends up playing it in the air over midwicket

127.3

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, patted down the track off the back foot

127.4

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, Ponting tries the reverse paddle from outside leg stump, underedges it on to the boot

127.5

Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, shortish again, outside leg and helped down to deep backward square leg

127.6

Ashwin to Hussey, no run, some spin, zip and bounce from off stump, Hussey adjusts, opens the face and defends

Australia 483/4   R Ashwin 39-5-133-2

129.1

Ashwin to Ponting, 2 leg byes, loops off the pad over leg gully as he misses the pull off a short one

129.2

Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, works a shortish one past a clumsy dive from midwicket

129.3

Ashwin to Hussey, no run, quicker and flatter from around the stumps, pushed away

129.4

Ashwin to Hussey, no run, drives to extra cover off the front foot

129.5

Ashwin to Hussey, no run, skips down the track and pushes to extra cover

129.6

Ashwin to Hussey, 1 run, coming in with the angle, he goes back and across and works towards midwicket

Australia 490/4   R Ashwin 40-5-135-2

131.1

Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, Ponting is dropped again, takeable high catch at midwicket as Ponting steps out and clips in the air, Laxman hops and parries it back in the air

131.2

Ashwin to Hussey, no run, cut to point

131.3

Ashwin to Hussey, 2 runs, worked through midwicket

131.4

Ashwin to Hussey, 1 run, down the track and works it down to long on

131.5

Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, pushed down to long on

131.6

Ashwin to Hussey, FOUR, 500 is up with a flowing drive through extra cover, Ishant ends up chasing it into the boundary

Australia 503/4   R Ashwin 41-5-144-2

133.1

Ashwin to Hussey, 1 run, length ball coming in, whipped square on the leg side

133.2

Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, belts a high full toss outside leg, just past the man at square leg

133.3

Ashwin to Hussey, 2 runs, down the track and pushes past the bowler and mid on for a couple

133.4

Ashwin to Hussey, no run, forced off the back foot on the leg side

133.5

Ashwin to Hussey, FOUR, smack! Ashwin gives it lots of air outside off, Hussey gets to the pitch neatly and slams it past extra cover

133.6

Ashwin to Hussey, OUT, brilliant work from Gautam at silly point means Hussey has to go back, Hussey had pushed the flatter one firmly past silly point on the bounce, but he stretched out his right hand as far as he could, caught the ball and lobbed it back on to the stumps before Hussey could turn back

MEK Hussey run out 25 (51m 33b 3x4 0x6) SR: 75.75

Australia 520/5   R Ashwin 42-5-152-2

135.1

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, clips a tossed up ball on leg to midwicket

135.2

Ashwin to Ponting, 3 byes, these will be the first byes he has conceded, in the 136th over, tossed up outside leg and turning about three to four feet down leg, no chance for Saha

135.3

Ashwin to Haddin, no run, nudged with the turn on the leg side

135.4

Ashwin to Haddin, no run, pushed away from the crease on the off side

135.5

Ashwin to Haddin, SIX, Haddin gets off the mark with six, tossed up full in the slot and he swings it cleanly over mid on

135.6

Ashwin to Haddin, no run, carrom ball beats Haddin on the front foot push as it turns away, Ashwin appeals for caught behind in vain

Australia 530/5   R Ashwin 43-5-158-2

137.1

Ashwin to Haddin, no run, gets across and pushes a length ball back to the bowler

137.2

Ashwin to Haddin, 1 run, pushes a flighted one for an easy single to long on

137.3

Ashwin to Siddle, no run, covers off stump and defends a turning length ball

137.4

Ashwin to Siddle, no run, quicker one angled in, he gets forward and pushes to point

137.5

Ashwin to Siddle, no run, worked away in the air but falls short of short midwicket

137.6

Ashwin to Siddle, no run, fuller delivery smothered down the track

Australia 531/6   R Ashwin 44-5-159-2

139.1

Ashwin to Siddle, no run, pushes a tossed up ball to short midwicket off the inner part of the bat

139.2

Ashwin to Siddle, no run, beaten by the carrom ball, he plays well inside the line as it leaves him just outside off

139.3

Ashwin to Siddle, 2 runs, gets a thick edge as he charges out looking to go over extra cover, finds some runs behind point

139.4

Ashwin to Siddle, no run, defended off the front foot

139.5

Ashwin to Siddle, no run, tossed up ball driven to a diving extra cover

139.6

Ashwin to Siddle, OUT, Ashwin strikes with the carrom ball, thin edge through to Saha as Siddle pushes forward

PM Siddle c †Saha b Ashwin 2 (14m 15b 0x4 0x6) SR: 13.33

Australia 533/7   R Ashwin 45-5-161-3

141.1

Ashwin to Haddin, no run, worked to a not-so-short short leg

141.2

Ashwin to Haddin, no run, worked again to that man at shortish leg

141.3

Ashwin to Haddin, 2 runs, inside edge behind square leg for a couple

141.4

Ashwin to Haddin, no run, blocks a full delivery on middle and leg

141.5

Ashwin to Haddin, no run

141.6

Ashwin to Haddin, no run

Australia 540/7   R Ashwin 46-5-163-3

143.1

Ashwin to Haddin, 3 runs, opens the face and runs it towards third man, work for Sachin running across from deep point

143.2

Ashwin to Harris, no run, pushes a length ball outside off towards covers

143.3

Ashwin to Harris, FOUR, shot! tossed up too full and Harris reaches out and strokes it past extra cover

143.4

Ashwin to Harris, no run, pushed away to midwicket

143.5

Ashwin to Harris, no run, moves outside off and defends a length ball

143.6

Ashwin to Harris, no run, fires it in flatter, Harris defends without fuss

Australia 549/7   R Ashwin 47-5-170-3

145.1

Ashwin to Haddin, 1 run, tries to slog-sweep but mistimes the stroke to deep midwicket

145.2

Ashwin to Harris, no run, defended down the track

145.3

Ashwin to Harris, FOUR, he floats it up too full again, and Harris puts it away through cover this time

145.4

Ashwin to Harris, 3 runs, opens the face and runs the flighted ball towards third man, Dravid goes after it this time

145.5

Ashwin to Haddin, no run, pushed down the track

145.6

Ashwin to Haddin, no run, smothered off the front foot, bit of turn for ashwin

Australia 562/7   R Ashwin 48-5-178-3

147.1

Ashwin to Harris, no run, pushed off the front foot

147.2

Ashwin to Harris, no run, tosses it up slowly, blocked

147.3

Ashwin to Harris, no run, punched off the back foot to extra cover

147.4

Ashwin to Harris, 1 run, angled in towards the pads, worked square for one

147.5

Ashwin to Haddin, no run, carrom ball on a good length on middle, defended tightly

147.6

Ashwin to Haddin, no run, pads away a tossed up ball outside off stump

Australia 564/7   R Ashwin 49-5-179-3

149.1

Ashwin to Harris, no run, pitching outside leg, padded away

149.2

Ashwin to Harris, no run, on middle from short of a length, defended off the back foot

149.3

Ashwin to Harris, no run, blocked off the back foot easily

149.4

Ashwin to Harris, no run, hit on the pad as he pushes well forward

149.5

Ashwin to Harris, no run, short carrom ball, pushed away on the off side

149.6

Ashwin to Harris, no run, defended safely off the front foot and that will be tea

Australia 569/7   R Ashwin 50-6-179-3

151.1

Ashwin to Harris, no run, goes for the cut to a flat delivery and is beaten

151.2

Ashwin to Harris, no run, defended tightly bat and pad together

151.3

Ashwin to Harris, 1 run, slogged in the air from outside off down to deep square leg, on the bounce

151.4

Ashwin to Haddin, no run, tries to mow one from leg stump over midwicket, it pops up on the leg side

151.5

Ashwin to Haddin, no run, quicker one defended off the front foot

151.6

Ashwin to Haddin, SIX, this time he succeeds, gets a full delivery angled in on leg, and launches it over midwicket

Australia 578/7   R Ashwin 51-6-186-3

153.1

Ashwin to Haddin, no run, worked past short leg

153.2

Ashwin to Haddin, 1 run, tries to go for the slog-sweep but mistimes it along the ground to deep square leg

153.3

Ashwin to Harris, no run, fired in on a length on the pads, rolls away to short leg

153.4

Ashwin to Harris, no run, down the track and pushed back to the bowler

153.5

Ashwin to Harris, 1 run, Ashwin fails to pick up the ball cleanly to his left and concedes a single

153.6

Ashwin to Haddin, 1 run, opens up and works this one past midwicket

Australia 583/7   R Ashwin 52-6-189-3

155.1

Ashwin to Harris, 1 run, pushed down to long on for one

155.2

Ashwin to Haddin, no run, quicker one patted away on the off side

155.3

Ashwin to Haddin, 1 run, slower through the air, pushed towards point

155.4

Ashwin to Harris, 2 runs, full delivery clipped through midwicket for two more

155.5

Ashwin to Harris, no run, tries to slog-sweep but misses and is hit on the pad down leg

155.6

Ashwin to Harris, 1 run, flat and quick ball worked through midwicket

Australia 594/7   R Ashwin 53-6-194-3
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Australia v India at Adelaide - Jan 24-28, 2012
Australia won by 298 runs
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Australia won by an innings and 37 runs
Australia v India at Sydney - Jan 3-6, 2012
Australia won by an innings and 68 runs
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Australia won by 122 runs
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