Border-Gavaskar Trophy - 4th Test

Australia v India

Australia won by 298 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

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   PM Siddle 1-0-12-0

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

9.3

Siddle to Dravid, no run, striaghtish length ball left alone outside off

9.4

Siddle to Dravid, 3 runs, outside edge, did that carry to Haddin diving to his right, no it fell just short, Dravid poking at one in the channel outside off stump with a slightly open face

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   PM Siddle 2-0-20-0

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   PM Siddle 3-1-20-0

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   PM Siddle 4-1-26-0

30.1

Siddle to Laxman, no run, plays out a full delivery half-forward on the off side

30.2

Siddle to Laxman, no run, opens the face a tad as he defends towards point

30.3

Siddle to Laxman, no run, defended on the off side

30.4

Siddle to Laxman, no run, leading edge as he looks to whip a pitched up delivery down the ground, races along the ground to extra cover

30.5

Siddle to Laxman, FOUR, outside edge to the pitched up delivery, but Laxman survives, there is a big gap between slip and keeper, Haddin dives but cannot get to it, Siddle is disgusted

30.6

Siddle to Laxman, no run, can get back and across to the good length ball and block from the crease

India 106/3   PM Siddle 5-1-30-0

32.1

Siddle to Laxman, no run, thick outside edge runs to gully as he pushes with an open face

32.2

Siddle to Laxman, no run, defended solidly off the front foot

32.3

Siddle to Laxman, no run, defends a back of a length ball on the off side

32.4

Siddle to Laxman, no run, pushes half-forward and runs this length ball to point

32.5

Siddle to Laxman, no run, loud imploring appeal from Australia, Laxman rapped on the pads with one that comes in sharply from a length, caught him pretty high on the pad, would have gone over middle and leg

32.6

Siddle to Laxman, no run, rides the bounce on this back of a length ball and pushes on the off side

India 110/4   PM Siddle 6-2-30-0

34.1

Siddle to Kohli, no run, bouncing from a good length, left alone

34.2

Siddle to Kohli, no run, inside edge as he plays a length delivery from the crease

34.3

Siddle to Kohli, no run, leaves another straightish length ball outside off

34.4

Siddle to Kohli, no run, way too wide outside off as it moves away from a good length, Virat wafts at it and is beaten

34.5

Siddle to Kohli, no run, left alone outside off

34.6

Siddle to Kohli, no run, moves away from a good length outside off, he lets it go

India 117/4   PM Siddle 7-3-30-0

36.1

Siddle to Laxman, no run, pitched up for the loose poke or the drive, left alone

36.2

Siddle to Laxman, no run, another big appeal for lbw, Siddle is convinced again, but umpire Dharmasena is not, that looked very very close, that would have taken out off, struck him just outside the line of off

36.3

Siddle to Laxman, 2 runs, pitched up, driven off the front foot through extra cover

36.4

Siddle to Laxman, no run, drops a back of a length ball down the track

36.5

Siddle to Laxman, no run, beats him outside off stump, and stares at him coldly, Laxman sucked forward into having a poke well outside off stump, that was quick as it jagged away from a good length

36.6

Siddle to Laxman, no run, swinging in a tad as it is hurled in full, tentatively patted back

India 120/4   PM Siddle 8-3-32-0

52.1

Siddle to Kohli, no run, Siddle beats the inside edge right away as Virat pushes at one angled in on a good length

52.2

Siddle to Kohli, no run, pushes a pitched up delivery off the front foot

52.3

Siddle to Kohli, no run, shuffles across and pushes back to the bowler

52.4

Siddle to Kohli, no run, pushed firmly off the front foot to the man at mid off

52.5

Siddle to Kohli, 2 runs, produces a thick edge with a pitched up ball but it scoots along the ground past the slip cordon

52.6

Siddle to Kohli, no run, fine leave from Virat, he has looked quite comfortable, shuffles well across, sizes up the line and decides it is safe enough to be flagged through

India 162/4   PM Siddle 9-3-34-0

54.1

Siddle to Kohli, no run, Virat continues to leave well outside off

54.2

Siddle to Kohli, 2 runs, full delivery flicked elegantly off the pads through midwicket

54.3

Siddle to Kohli, no run, caught on the crease and defends on the leg side as this one tailed back in

54.4

Siddle to Kohli, no run, lovely delivery, shaped back in alarmingly from outside off, Virat had already shouldered arms, wasn't far from off

54.5

Siddle to Kohli, no run, slower one pitched up, well bowled, Virat gets forward, adjusts and blocks

54.6

Siddle to Kohli, OUT, oh well, that is the last thing India needed, last specialist batsman gets run out off the final delivery of the penultimate over of the day trying to protect the nightwatchman, unbelievable, Virat worked a length ball towards midwicket and set off, Hilfenhaus, the fast bowler, ran to the ball, threw off balance and found the stumps before Virat could find the crease with a desperate dive, comfortably out, Australia in a huddle, Virat shouts in frustration as he walks back

V Kohli run out 22 (96m 62b 2x4 0x6) SR: 35.48

India 166/6   PM Siddle 10-3-36-0

57.1

Siddle to Saha, no run, good start, shaping it away from Saha after angling it in, he hangs his bat inside the line

57.2

Siddle to Saha, no run, pitches it up on middle, Saha bends forward and smothers it to short extra cover

57.3

Siddle to Saha, no run, well left, straightish length ball close to off, he judges it well

57.4

Siddle to Saha, no run, this one tails in full for the stumps, Saha pushes it back solidly

57.5

Siddle to Saha, no run, he's left the short ball superbly in this match, another example, almost gets on the ground on his knees, and pulls his head out of the way

57.6

Siddle to Saha, no run, lets a shortish one pass outside off stump

India 166/6   PM Siddle 11-4-36-0

59.1

Siddle to Saha, no run, moves forward and across and defends to the off side

59.2

Siddle to Saha, no run, drives the pitched up delivery solidly to short extra cover

59.3

Siddle to Saha, no run, excellent line, straightening just outside off stump, Saha pushes inside the line

59.4

Siddle to Saha, no run, avoids the short ball angled in

59.5

Siddle to Saha, OUT, that is the second one for the morning, Saha was eagerly getting forward, and that has consumed him, good length ball angled in, and then it changes direction to curl away, Saha went forward for a firm push, and feathered it through

WP Saha c †Haddin b Siddle 3 (20m 20b 0x4 0x6) SR: 15.00

59.6

Siddle to Khan, no run, moves across and jabs away a length ball on off

India 170/8   PM Siddle 12-5-36-1

61.1

Siddle to Ashwin, 2 runs, drives a pitched up delivery past point

61.2

Siddle to Ashwin, no run, bit of a leading edge as he shuffles and pushes an angled bat at a short of a length ball, falls short of short extra cover

61.3

Siddle to Ashwin, no run, pushed away to short extra cover

61.4

Siddle to Ashwin, 1 run, short-arm jabs a shortish delivery, it goes in the air and on the bounce to deep midwicket

61.5

Siddle to Khan, no run, beaten as he gets across and tries to get behind a short of a length ball

61.6

Siddle to Khan, no run, caught on the crease, the back of a length ball comes in with the angle, goes between bat and Zaheer, and over the stumps

India 174/8   PM Siddle 13-5-39-1

63.1

Siddle to Khan, no run, jabs way away from the body to a widish one moving away, beaten

63.2

Siddle to Khan, no run, pushed off the front foot towards covers

63.3

Siddle to Khan, no run, shortish one defended down the track

63.4

Siddle to Khan, FOUR, makes room again and slashes past a diving Marsh at point for four, Siddle applauds the effort from the fielder

63.5

Siddle to Khan, no run, ducks underneath a bouncer on leg

63.6

Siddle to Khan, FOUR, effective, somehow, Zaheer makes some room and goes through with his lofted push, just over extra civer

India 186/8   PM Siddle 14-5-47-1
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
Series Results
Australia v India at Adelaide - Jan 24-28, 2012
Australia won by 298 runs
Australia v India at Perth - Jan 13-15, 2012
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
Australia v India at Melbourne - Dec 26-29, 2011
Australia won by 122 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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