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
5.1

Siddle to Sehwag, OUT, he strikes with his first ball, accepts an outstanding return catch and sends Sehwag on his way, nothing delivery, low full toss, Sehwag closes the face as he looks to go midwicket, the ball loops to Siddle's right off the leading edge, he leaps and holds on one-handed, note to Ishant Sharma, at times, you create your luck

V Sehwag c & b Siddle 18 (21m 18b 3x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

5.2

Siddle to Dravid, no run, pushes a full delivery on the off side

5.3

Siddle to Dravid, no run, low full toss again, tapped to short mid on

5.4

Siddle to Dravid, 1 run, another low full toss, this time down leg, and is whipped down to fine leg

5.5

Siddle to Gambhir, no run, he has been very full all through this over, Gautam gets an inside edge on to boot now as he looks to work it square

5.6

Siddle to Gambhir, FOUR, shot! Gautam leans out towards the line of the angled ball and eases it through extra cover

India 31/1   PM Siddle 1-0-5-1
7.1

Siddle to Gambhir, no run, length ball angled across, left alone

7.2

Siddle to Gambhir, no run, driven off the front foot to mid off

7.3

Siddle to Gambhir, no run, hops in the air and works a back of a length ball on the leg side

7.4

Siddle to Gambhir, no run, pushed softly down the track

7.5

Siddle to Gambhir, 2 runs, length ball worked off the pad and past square leg

7.6

Siddle to Gambhir, FOUR, thumps the pitched up delivery hard into the turf, it bounces over extra cover and runs away for four

India 37/2   PM Siddle 2-0-11-1
9.1

Siddle to Gambhir, no run, pushed back to the bowler off the front foot, another full delivery from Siddle

9.2

Siddle to Gambhir, no run, thick outside edge runs towards cover as Gautam motions forward

9.3

Siddle to Gambhir, 2 runs, very good line to Gautam, short of a length just around off, he runs it past gully in the end

9.4

Siddle to Gambhir, no run, pushed back to the bowler

9.5

Siddle to Gambhir, no run, hops in the air and brings down a climbing back of a length ball

9.6

Siddle to Gambhir, no run, good delivery, and fine leave, bangs it in short, it rises sharply outside off, Gautam drops the wrists and pulls his head out of the way

India 41/2   PM Siddle 3-0-13-1
29.1

Siddle to Tendulkar, no run, hurls it right on a good length close to off first up, pushed towards extra cover

29.2

Siddle to Tendulkar, no run, straightish length ball left alone outside off

29.3

Siddle to Tendulkar, no run, pushes a pitched up ball to mid off

29.4

Siddle to Tendulkar, FOUR, fine shot, Tendulkar sees one that provides him with some angle, even if it just outside off, gets around it and wrists it to the right of mid off, Lyon chases and puts in the slide in vain

29.5

Siddle to Tendulkar, no run, a rare delivery that holds its line after being angled in on a length, and beats him on the forward push

29.6

Siddle to Tendulkar, no run, wiser this time and lets go a length ball after getting across

India 74/2   PM Siddle 4-0-17-1
31.1

Siddle to Tendulkar, 2 runs, cracking stroke off the back foot that races past extra cover, stopped by Marsh with a slide, they have taken only two

31.2

Siddle to Tendulkar, OUT, Siddle strikes big, Tendulkar looking to push away from the body towards cover with a slightly open face and Ponting takes a very low catch at second slip, pitched up, the angle in to Tendulkar and the fuller length draws him forward, the open face takes the ball straight to Ponting, it was taken low enough for them to have a second look at it, looks alright

SR Tendulkar c Ponting b Siddle 25 (94m 69b 3x4 0x6) SR: 36.23

31.3

Siddle to Laxman, no run, half-forward and plays it out towards point

31.4

Siddle to Laxman, no run, around off stump, defended

31.5

Siddle to Laxman, 3 runs, shot! this was the Laxman of old, gets forward to the full delivery and wills it past extra cover firmly

31.6

Siddle to Gambhir, no run, full length, pushed back to Siddle

India 81/3   PM Siddle 5-0-22-2
33.1

Siddle to Laxman, FOUR, shot! the old Laxman again, leans well forward and across, almost exaggerated considering his reluctance to do so initially, and gracefully drives past extra cover

33.2

Siddle to Laxman, no run, lets a shortish one go outside off

33.3

Siddle to Laxman, no run, and then he is beaten outside the off stump in his bid to come forward, the ball just holding its line as Laxman lunges to defend at it

33.4

Siddle to Laxman, 1 run, allows the length ball to come on and taps it with an open face towards point as he gets forward

33.5

Siddle to Gambhir, OUT, Siddle all over India, Gautam falls to the bouncer, incredible delivery on this flat wicket, must have taken so much effort, Siddle bangs it in short, it gets way too big on Gautam, close to head high, he hops in the air as he has been doing all morning, wanting to bring it down, but ends up fending it away well in front of gully, Michael Hussey races forward and dives full length forward to hold on to it, what a delivery, what a catch, top stuff

G Gambhir c Hussey b Siddle 34 (140m 94b 4x4 0x6) SR: 36.17

33.6

Siddle to Kohli, no run, Virat had absolutely no clue as he came across to a pacy short of a length delivery that whizzed past as he looked to defend

India 87/4   PM Siddle 6-0-27-3
35.1

Siddle to Kohli, no run, motions forward and watchfully defends a pitched up delivery

35.2

Siddle to Kohli, no run, hurls it in fullish and straight close to off, left alone

35.3

Siddle to Kohli, no run, moves away after pitching then comes back in making it a tough one for Haddin but wide enough to be left alone

35.4

Siddle to Kohli, 2 runs, leans in to the drive and eases the full delivery past extra cover

35.5

Siddle to Kohli, no run, some away movement, left alone outside off

35.6

Siddle to Kohli, no run, fine shot, whipped away from off stump, but straight to midwicket

India 93/4   PM Siddle 7-0-29-3
51.1

Siddle to Saha, no run, moving in towards the right-hander in the air, he comes forward and blocks

51.2

Siddle to Saha, no run, this one goes away after pitching outside off, Saha withdraws the bat

51.3

Siddle to Saha, no run, bowls it fuller and draws him out, pushed towards short cover

51.4

Siddle to Saha, no run, holding its line from back of a length on off now, blocked

51.5

Siddle to Saha, no run, reaches out to a full and widish delivery and pushes towards point

51.6

Siddle to Saha, no run, excellent short ball, and excellent leave from Saha, it was a scorcher aimed at the body but he coiled himself away as if he was on a spring, maintaining his balance all the time

India 122/5   PM Siddle 8-1-29-3
53.1

Siddle to Kohli, no run, moves forward and blocks a pitched up delivery close to off

53.2

Siddle to Kohli, no run, fine leave, he hits 143.9 kph as he pitches it up, Virat takes a step across, covers the off stump and shoulders arms

53.3

Siddle to Kohli, no run, similar to the ones that have got him earlier, his trigger movement is to come forward, this one angles in and moves away a tad from a tight length, he leaves it

53.4

Siddle to Kohli, 2 runs, angled in towards middle, and Virat works it through midwicket

53.5

Siddle to Kohli, no run, lets another one go past outside off

53.6

Siddle to Kohli, 1 run, well bowled, coming in at 146 kph, Virat just about got the bat in front of pad to work it square

India 128/5   PM Siddle 9-1-32-3
55.1

Siddle to Kohli, FOUR, Siddle targets the stumps with a full length but Virat is waiting for it, bat well in front of pad as he turns it firmly in front of square leg

55.2

Siddle to Kohli, no run, poor shot this time, very wide and moving further away, takes a huge effort from him to reach out and have a waft, is cross with himself

55.3

Siddle to Kohli, no run, back of a length ball calmly eased out to midwicket

55.4

Siddle to Kohli, no run, good length now a foot outside off, he shoulders arms

55.5

Siddle to Kohli, no run, similar delivery, fine leave again, not even a hint of tentativeness unlike the me who followed him in the line-up

55.6

Siddle to Kohli, no run, continues to shoulder arms as Australia persist with the tight line outside off

India 134/5   PM Siddle 10-1-36-3
57.1

Siddle to Kohli, no run, mid on lunges to his left to cut off the single after Virat was eager to take on, having pushed the full delivery past Saha

57.2

Siddle to Kohli, FOUR, goes for the pull immediately as he sees it banged in short, swivels on a leg, was hurried just a shade but timed it well past mid on

57.3

Siddle to Kohli, no run, moving away from a good length and he is back to leaving

57.4

Siddle to Kohli, no run, shoulders arms once again

57.5

Siddle to Kohli, no run, this one moved in a shade in the air as it headed full for the stumps, Virat whips it to midwicket

57.6

Siddle to Kohli, 1 run, further towards leg with that fuller length and Virat flicks elegantly down to deep square

India 143/5   PM Siddle 11-1-41-3
85.1

Siddle to Ashwin, no run, eases another full delivery, this time straight to extra cover

85.2

Siddle to Ashwin, 1 run, whipped off the pad from middle and leg to deep square

85.3

Siddle to Kohli, no run, straightish length ball left alone outside off

85.4

Siddle to Kohli, no run, another one straightish some way outside off and he flags it through

85.5

Siddle to Kohli, no run, defended towards mid on, they think about the single briefly, no run there

85.6

Siddle to Kohli, no run, whew, how close was that, not very close, given the assured manner in which he let it go, inches from off stump, in reality

India 229/6   PM Siddle 12-1-42-3
87.1

Siddle to Ashwin, OUT, that is straight, that has got to be out, and Aleem Dar gives it right away, Ashwin had been shuffling across looking to work deliveries off middle on the leg side, this time he missed, the fullish ball crashed into the pad in front of middle and leg, more leg than middle, gone!

R Ashwin lbw b Siddle 5 (12m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 55.55

87.2

Siddle to Khan, OUT, India continue to implode, Zaheer Khan shows scant regard for the toil the non-striker has put in for hours, shuffles about and flails at a harmless delivery outside off stump, thick edge through to his mate Haddin, Siddle has five and shows the ball to the Adelaide Oval crowd in appreciation of their applause

Z Khan c †Haddin b Siddle 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

87.3

Siddle to Sharma, no run, Ishant pats back a full delivery back to the charged-up siddle

87.4

Siddle to Sharma, no run, gets out of the way of the bouncer, searing stuff from Siddle, pounding India with relentless effort

87.5

Siddle to Sharma, no run, Ishant was backing away expecting the bouncer, but did well to shuffle across and defend the pitched up ball back down the track

87.6

Siddle to Sharma, no run, pinned to the crease, holds the bat out close to the body to thick-edge a full delivery towards slips

India 230/8   PM Siddle 13-2-42-5
89.1

Siddle to Sharma, no run, keeps out the pitched up delivery from the crease, just about

89.2

Siddle to Sharma, 1 run, Ishant has no pretensions to being a stroke-maker, but he values his own wicket, an inside edge dribbles to fine leg

89.3

Siddle to Kohli, no run, solidly forward in defence to a good length delivery

89.4

Siddle to Kohli, no run, play and miss outside off, this one nipped back in after pitching outside off, Virat was swinging hard at the original line

89.5

Siddle to Kohli, no run, and now one that moves away, testing out the young batsman who is desperate to get that one run, Virat reaches out, and misses again

89.6

Siddle to Kohli, no run, oh dear, almost a run-out, Virat wants that single, he drops the ball in front of point and sets off, has to turn back quickly, a dive is required, direct hit would have tested him

India 239/8   PM Siddle 14-2-43-5
91.1

Siddle to Kohli, 2 runs, Virat Kohli gets his maiden Test hundred with a confident push through the covers, not too many profanities as expected, a couple of them of course, a leap in the air, lots of emotion, lots of hunger in those eyes as he soaks in the applause, kisses the India helmet

91.2

Siddle to Kohli, 1 run, turned towards mid on from a length

91.3

Siddle to Sharma, no run, pushed towards point

91.4

Siddle to Sharma, 3 runs, Ishant tries to get behind the line of the short ball, and it loops up over the slip cordon

91.5

Siddle to Kohli, no run, played out towards point

91.6

Siddle to Kohli, no run, worked from outside off to square leg

India 245/8   PM Siddle 15-2-49-5
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