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
  • Overs 101-150
  • Overs 151-200
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   I Sharma 1-1-0-0
12.1

Sharma to Ponting, no run, good length delivery but the line is outside off stump, Ponting moves forward and across before shouldering arms

12.2

Sharma to Ponting, no run, Ishant pitches on a good length outside off and brings it into Ponting, who once again moves forward and across and lets it go

12.3

Sharma to Ponting, no run, good length once again outside off stump, no movement into the right-hander this time, Ponting leaves again

12.4

Sharma to Ponting, no run, short ball outside off stump, Ponting lets it go, and after the ball passes him it begins to move sharply, forcing Saha to leap to his left to collect

12.5

Sharma to Ponting, 1 run, a full ball to follow, Ponting is up for it and plays a crisp cover drive, Zaheer is at cover and he does well to stop it, but not well enough to prevent the single

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   I Sharma 2-1-1-0
14.1

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

14.2

Sharma to Ponting, no run, good length around off stump, Ponting stays in his crease, moves a little across and defends

14.3

Sharma to Ponting, no run, good length but the line is too wide outside off, Ponting lets it go

14.4

Sharma to Ponting, no run, good length outside off once again, Ponting lets it go once again, this time the bounce dies as the ball reaches the keeper

14.5

Sharma to Ponting, no run, Ponting moves forward and defends the incoming delivery towards cover point

14.6

Sharma to Ponting, no run, Ponting strides forward and plays a scorching cover drive to a full ball but can't beat the fielder at cover. The players will take a drinks break.

Australia 44/2   I Sharma 3-1-2-0
16.1

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

16.2

Sharma to Ponting, 1 run, Ponting is slightly cramped for room by one that jags in off a good length but he manages to play it towards midwicket and steal another quick single

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

16.4

Sharma to Ponting, no run, a fuller length, a good length, pitching outside off and moving into Ponting, who strides forward and across to shoulder arms

16.5

Sharma to Ponting, no run, Ponting lets a good length ball go again outside off, this time moving back and across in his crease

16.6

Sharma to Ponting, no run, Ponting is hit on the thigh by a short of a length ball that moves into the right-hander, Ponting moved across his crease and was hurried by the pace

Australia 48/2   I Sharma 4-1-4-0
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

18.2

Sharma to Ponting, no run, Ishant jags the ball back in after pitching short of a length outside off, Ponting gets an inside edge on to the thigh

18.3

Sharma to Ponting, no run, Ponting gets on to the front foot to play a fuller ball towards cover point

18.4

Sharma to Ponting, no run, short of a length outside off, Ponting punches firmly from his crease but Kohli moves to his right at point and fields

18.5

Sharma to Ponting, no run, good length delivery outside off, Ponting lets it go off the back foot

18.6

Sharma to Ponting, no run, Ponting gets an inside edge into the ground as he tries to defend on the front foot

Australia 58/2   I Sharma 5-1-5-0
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   I Sharma 6-1-11-0
22.1

Sharma to Ponting, no run, a full delivery angling into the right-hander, Ponting moves forward and drives to the fielder at short midwicket

22.2

Sharma to Ponting, no run, good length around off stump, Ponting moves forward and defends on the off side

22.3

Sharma to Ponting, no run, Ponting moves forward to push a fuller ball from off stump towards the off side

22.4

Sharma to Ponting, no run, that one pitched short of a length outside off stump and cut back into Ponting, who tried to play from his crease and was cut in half

22.5

Sharma to Ponting, no run, good length outside off stump, Ponting strides forward, covers his off stump, and shoulders arms

22.6

Sharma to Ponting, no run, full length on off stump, Ponting moves forward and plays the ball with a straight bat, it beats the bowler but doesn't beat mid-on running to his left

Australia 76/2   I Sharma 7-2-11-0
40.1

Sharma to Ponting, 2 runs, For someone who bowled a tight spell in the first session, Ishant begins with a shocker. So short and so wide outside off stump. Ponting cuts, but the ball was so wide it hit the bottom of his bat and went in front of point

40.2

Sharma to Ponting, no run, better line and length, closer to off, left alone by the batsman

40.3

Sharma to Ponting, 1 run, casual, sloppy and despicable fielding. Ponting drives the ball towards cover, Ashwin moves to his left and makes a feeble one-handed attempt to bend and stop the ball.

40.4

Sharma to Clarke, no run, short of a length outside off stump, left alone once again

40.5

Sharma to Clarke, FOUR, a full ball with some swing into the right-hander, Clarke strides forward and plays a fluent cover drive through the gap, Ashwin has no chance

40.6

Sharma to Clarke, no run, left alone outside off stump

Australia 152/3   I Sharma 8-2-18-0
42.1

Sharma to Clarke, no run, Clarke decides to leave the ball too late and the ball hits the middle of the bat as he begins to pull it away, it goes safely on the bounce to Laxman, who's the only slip fielder

42.2

Sharma to Clarke, no run, left alone outside off stump

42.3

Sharma to Clarke, no run, defended off the back foot towards point

42.4

Sharma to Clarke, no run, played from the crease towards cover, Ishant's keeping a consistent length around off stump

42.5

Sharma to Clarke, no run, Clarke moves forward and plays a length ball towards point

42.6

Sharma to Clarke, no run, short of a length outside off, Clarke cuts to Gambhir at point

Australia 154/3   I Sharma 9-3-18-0
44.1

Sharma to Clarke, 1 run, length ball slanting into the pads, clipped towards square leg

44.2

Sharma to Ponting, no run, overpitched ball around off stump, pushed towards cover off the front foot

44.3

Sharma to Ponting, FOUR, shouts of 'Catch' as Ponting punches that on the up, there was plenty of width for Ponting to chop it off the front foot in front of point, glorious hit that

44.4

Sharma to Ponting, 1 run, slides it towards the pads once more, helped along towards deep square leg

44.5

Sharma to Clarke, FOUR, lucky for Clarke, he chases a very wide one, gets a thick edge and that flies between the keeper and slip fielder, who was at a second slip position, first slip would have gobbled that up

44.6

Sharma to Clarke, no run, just outside off, Clarke shoulders arms to that one

Australia 164/3   I Sharma 10-3-28-0
46.1

Sharma to Ponting, no run, short of a length outside off stump, Ponting tries to cut but it's too far away

46.2

Sharma to Ponting, no run, full ball on off stump, driven to mid-off on the front foot

46.3

Sharma to Ponting, no run, played off the front foot towards cover

46.4

Sharma to Ponting, no run, good length but the line is outside off, Ponting strides forward and shoulders arms

46.5

Sharma to Ponting, no run, loud appeal from Ishant as a full ball swings into Ponting and hits the pad, the back pad. The impact was a bit high, on the thigh in fact

46.6

Sharma to Ponting, no run, short of a length outside off, left alone by Ponting

Australia 169/3   I Sharma 11-4-28-0
48.1

Sharma to Ponting, no run, Ponting moves forward and tries to square drive, the ball moves into him off a good length and he gets a bottom edge into the ground towards point

48.2

Sharma to Ponting, 1 run, Ishant is now moving the ball into the right-hander, Ponting gets a bit of an inside edge towards the leg side while trying to defend on the front foot

48.3

Sharma to Clarke, no run, Clarke stays in his crease, gets behind the line of a length delivery, and defends with a straight bat

48.4

Sharma to Clarke, no run, a full ball angling into the right-hander, Clarke flicks off the pads but can't beat the fielder at short midwicket

48.5

Sharma to Clarke, no run, short of a length outside off stump

48.6

Sharma to Clarke, no run, the bouncer at 137 kph, Clarke begins to move across, then sways out of the way

Australia 178/3   I Sharma 12-4-29-0
50.1

Sharma to Ponting, no run, a full ball swings into Ponting, who strides forward and pushes into the off side

50.2

Sharma to Ponting, no run, Ponting moves forward and defends the swinging ball back to the bowler. There's definite movement into the right-hander

50.3

Sharma to Ponting, no run, Ponting moves slightly across to play the ball from middle stump towards midwicket

50.4

Sharma to Ponting, 1 run, dabbed towards backward point for a quick single, a tight run, well stolen. Gambhir couldn't hit the stumps after running to his left from point

50.5

Sharma to Clarke, no run, Clarke tries to cut a length ball just outside off and is beaten

50.6

Sharma to Clarke, no run, good length outside off, Clarke lets it go through to Saha

Australia 182/3   I Sharma 13-4-30-0
52.1

Sharma to Ponting, no run, superb take from Saha, diving to his left to collect a full and wide ball down leg side

52.2

Sharma to Ponting, no run, full ball on middle stump, driven from the crease towards mid-on

52.3

Sharma to Ponting, 1 run, full ball outside off stump, Ponting lunges forward and drives through extra cover to bring up the 100 partnership

52.4

Sharma to Clarke, FOUR, shot! The ball was not that short but it was wide enough to cut and Clarke threaded it past the diving fielder at point, placed it superbly

52.5

Sharma to Clarke, no run, punched off the front foot towards mid-off

52.6

Sharma to Clarke, no run, Clarke moves forward to a length ball and plays on the off side

Australia 188/3   I Sharma 14-4-35-0
70.1

Sharma to Clarke, FOUR, that's a poor line when both your catchers are close on the leg side. Short and wide outside off, Clarke flays at it and cuts to the boundary

70.2

Sharma to Clarke, no run, better line and length, straighter and swinging into the right-hander, Clarke gets an inside edge on to the pad

70.3

Sharma to Clarke, FOUR, short and wide again, Clarke helps himself to another four with a cut to the backward point boundary, these two have now added 200

70.4

Sharma to Clarke, no run, fuller and straighter, Clarke plays the ball on the leg side

70.5

Sharma to Clarke, no run, the ball comes into Clarke from a good length around off stump, he moves forward and pushes to one of those two fielders at short midwicket

70.6

Sharma to Clarke, no run, Ishant appeals for lbw after Clarke gets hit on the pad by one that pitches around off and jags into the right-hander, the impact was too high and the ball would have missed leg stump. Clarke was trying to work the ball towards square but missed

Australia 284/3   I Sharma 15-4-43-0
72.1

Sharma to Ponting, no run, Ishant pitches on a length and moves the ball into Ponting, who moves across his crease and defends

72.2

Sharma to Ponting, no run, good length but the line is outside off, Ponting strides forward to cover his off stump and shoulders arms

72.3

Sharma to Ponting, no run, Ponting moves forward to defend a good length ball that angles towards off stump

72.4

Sharma to Ponting, no run, length ball wide outside off, Ponting lets it go

72.5

Sharma to Ponting, 2 runs, a full ball on the pads, clipped towards deep square leg

72.6

Sharma to Ponting, no run, good length ball outside off, left alone by the batsman. Time for a drinks break.

Australia 287/3   I Sharma 16-4-45-0
74.1

Sharma to Clarke, 1 run, short of a length outside off, Clarke mis-times the cut towards point, bottom-edged it into the ground

74.2

Sharma to Ponting, no run, good length outside off stump, Ponting plays the ball towards point

74.3

Sharma to Ponting, no run, Ishant angles a good length ball into Ponting, who stays in his crease and plays towards midwicket

74.4

Sharma to Ponting, no run, good length but the line is wide outside off, Ponting shoulders arms

74.5

Sharma to Ponting, no run, length ball outside off, Ponting plays the cover drive but can't pierce the infield

74.6

Sharma to Ponting, no run, good length outside off stump, punched to cover

Australia 293/3   I Sharma 17-4-46-0
85.1

Sharma to Clarke, no run, length ball outside off stump, punched off the back foot towards cover

85.2

Sharma to Clarke, no run, fullish delivery outside off stump, Clarke drives off the front foot to mid-off

85.3

Sharma to Clarke, FOUR, dropped! Despair on the faces of Indian players as Laxman lunges to his right with one hand but can't hold on. Clarke drove away from his body at a length ball and edged it. The ball flew quickly to Laxman's right and it was quite wide of him as well. He dived, got a hand to it, but the ball went off it to the boundary. Difficult chance, and one that is harder to take when the intensity in the field has been so low.

85.4

Sharma to Clarke, no run, full ball driven firmly towards the bowler who gets a hand on it

85.5

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

85.6

Sharma to Clarke, no run, good length delivery angling into the right-hander, Clarke gets behind the line and blocks

Australia 329/3   I Sharma 18-4-50-0
87.1

Sharma to Clarke, no run, length ball outside off stump, Clarke lets it go through to Saha

87.2

Sharma to Clarke, no run, full length on off and middle, played back to the bowler from the crease

87.3

Sharma to Clarke, no run, good length outside off, Clarke stays in his crease and tries to drive on the off side but gets beaten

87.4

Sharma to Clarke, no run, short ball outside off, Clarke sways out of the way as it climbs past him

87.5

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

87.6

Sharma to Clarke, no run, Clarke stays in his crease and pushes a full ball towards mid-on

Australia 331/3   I Sharma 19-5-50-0
89.1

Sharma to Clarke, no run, length ball outside off, Clarke tries to force it through the off side but bottom edges it into the ground, maybe tried to hit that a bit too hard

89.2

Sharma to Clarke, no run, good length outside off at 142 kph, Clarke lets it go

89.3

Sharma to Clarke, 1 run, length delivery outside off, Clarke brings up the 250-run partnership with a steer to point

89.4

Sharma to Ponting, no run, short ball outside off, Ponting drops his wrists and lets it pass

89.5

Sharma to Ponting, 1 run, a full ball on the pads, Ponting flicks through midwicket ...

89.6

Sharma to Clarke, no run, a loud shout of "No," from Clarke who plays a solid forward defence towards mid-off to end a superb day for his team

Australia 335/3   I Sharma 20-5-52-0
91.1

Sharma to Clarke, no run, starts off with a good delivery that comes back in from outside off stump, pitched around short of a length, Clarke lets it go

91.2

Sharma to Clarke, FOUR, that will be the first four of the day, Ishant tries to go fuller, but ends up pitching it on leg stump, with all that angle, Clarke just needs to send it on its way in front of square leg

91.3

Sharma to Clarke, 3 runs, solid! boy, that was as solid as they come, Ishant pitching on a good length, nowhere close to driving length, but Clarke motions forward as if it is a half volley and pings the gap between extra cover and mid off

91.4

Sharma to Ponting, no run, some movement away from the right-hander, but too late, almost as the ball reached the keeper, left alone

91.5

Sharma to Ponting, FOUR, that's the delivery, Ishant gets the outside edge, this is the unlucky Ishant though, the edge flies between slips and gully, he made Ponting come forward, and the ball held its line from a good length to take the edge

91.6

Sharma to Ponting, no run, and then he digs it in short, and Ponting lays into the pull, hits it straight to square leg

Australia 348/3   I Sharma 21-5-63-0
93.1

Sharma to Ponting, no run, bounce for Ishant but a touch wide outside off, and it is left alone

93.2

Sharma to Ponting, no run, motions well forward and smothers the pitched up ball towards cover

93.3

Sharma to Ponting, no run, solidly forward again and pushes firmly to extra cover

93.4

Sharma to Ponting, no run, well bowled, angles it in fuller, Ponting is slightly opened up as he runs it towards cover

93.5

Sharma to Ponting, no run, banged in short, but some way outside off stump, it sits up and loops towards the keeper, Ponting lets it go

93.6

Sharma to Ponting, no run, coming in a tad from a good length, but starts far enough outside off to be left alone

Australia 352/3   I Sharma 22-6-63-0
95.1

Sharma to Ponting, FOUR, crack! he pulls, he pulls from a mile outside off stump, Ishant digs it in too short and Ponting sends it on its way through midwicket off the middle of the bat

95.2

Sharma to Ponting, no run, shortish again, but straighter and he lets it go

95.3

Sharma to Ponting, no run, gets the stride forward and drives the pitched up delivery to mid off

95.4

Sharma to Ponting, no run, too wide, way too wide outside the off stump

95.5

Sharma to Ponting, FOUR, gets better and better for Ponting, Ishant gives him the full delivery just around off and Ponting gets to a warmly applauded 150 with the perfect straight drive past the non-striker's stumps

95.6

Sharma to Ponting, 1 run, slapped away to sweeper cover for a single

Australia 365/3   I Sharma 23-6-72-0
106.1

Sharma to Ponting, 2 runs, another one that does not bounce as much outside off, this time he adjusts to guide it through point

106.2

Sharma to Ponting, no run, defends a back of a length ball

106.3

Sharma to Ponting, no run, goes to cut a very wide one, underedge goes on a couple of bounces to Saha, it came back in off the seam

106.4

Sharma to Ponting, no run, this time he is watchful enough to go across and outside off and pat away a widish one on the off side

106.5

Sharma to Ponting, no run, defends a length ball tightly, bat and pad together

106.6

Sharma to Ponting, no run, way too wide outside off, they haven't strung a decent over together, mistimes it off the bottom end of the bat as he goes after it

Australia 407/3   I Sharma 24-6-74-0
108.1

Sharma to Ponting, no run, gets across to a back of a length ball that is angled in, and drops it towards point

108.2

Sharma to Ponting, FOUR, smack! he has been a touch wary of going for the full-blooded cut after some deliveries did not get up much, this one sat up from a length, and Ponting just slapped it without too much of a followthrough past extra cover

108.3

Sharma to Ponting, no run, misses the flick off a helpful full delivery angled on the pads

108.4

Sharma to Ponting, no run, full and slightly straighter on middle, pushed with a straight bat to mid on

108.5

Sharma to Ponting, no run, tries to angle it in from wide of the crease, it sits up from a length and is defended easily

108.6

Sharma to Ponting, FOUR, no hanging back on the cut this time, Ponting stays in the crease to a short of a length ball, wide outside off, and takes it for four with a cracking stroke, Gautam can't stop it with a big dive on the boundary

Australia 421/3   I Sharma 25-6-82-0
110.1

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

110.2

Sharma to Clarke, 1 run, flicked off the pads to deep square leg

110.3

Sharma to Ponting, no run, fine delivery, moves away after being angled in from short of a length, beating Ponting who has a push inside the line

110.4

Sharma to Ponting, no run, emphatic comeback from Ponting, comes forward and pings extra cover with a superbly timed drive

110.5

Sharma to Ponting, 1 run, they take on mid off with a quick single, and do so quite comfortably as he loses his balance after picking up the ball

110.6

Sharma to Clarke, no run, defends one angled in on a fuller length

Australia 428/3   I Sharma 26-6-84-0
112.1

Sharma to Ponting, 3 runs, dropped, well, even Ishant cannot say that he is unlucky now, straight in and straight out of his hands as Ponting pushes a pitched up ball in the air back at him

112.2

Sharma to Clarke, 1 run, off the inside edge towards midwicket as Clarke tries to drive off the front foot

112.3

Sharma to Ponting, no run, shuffles and defends a good length ball angled in

112.4

Sharma to Ponting, 1 run, smoothly driven off the front foot wide of mid off as Ishant pitches it up outside off

112.5

Sharma to Clarke, 1 run, moves to four short of a double hundred with a push towards deep point

112.6

Sharma to Ponting, no run, stays back, opens the face and finds gully with an open face

Australia 447/3   I Sharma 27-6-90-0
144.1

Sharma to Haddin, no run, starts off with a very wide delivery outside off, moves further away, he tries to reach out and cut but cannot get to it

144.2

Sharma to Haddin, no run, pushed away to cover

144.3

Sharma to Haddin, no run, lets this back of a length ball go outside off

144.4

Sharma to Haddin, 1 run, inside edge to fine leg takes Australia to 550, Ishant finding slight inward movement

144.5

Sharma to Harris, 4 runs, thick edge runs past slip off a pitched up ball, Laxman goes after it and pulls it back but they have run four

144.6

Sharma to Harris, no run, wayward bouncer miles outside off

Australia 554/7   I Sharma 28-6-95-0
146.1

Sharma to Harris, no run, excellent take from Saha, this short ball was flying to his left but he went leaping to take it one-handed

146.2

Sharma to Harris, 1 run, pushed away from the crease to deep point

146.3

Sharma to Haddin, no run, moves well across to one that comes in a tad and defends

146.4

Sharma to Haddin, no run, this one holds its line on a length outside off, pushed away

146.5

Sharma to Haddin, no run, slower one but too far outside off to get anything more than a leave

146.6

Sharma to Haddin, no run, nips back in from a good length, left alone

Australia 563/7   I Sharma 29-6-96-0
148.1

Sharma to Harris, 1 leg bye, worked in front of square leg off the pad

148.2

Sharma to Haddin, no run, too far down the leg side with the angle, good bounce though

148.3

Sharma to Haddin, 3 runs, thick edge runs towards third man as Ishant gets one to hold its line outside off

148.4

Sharma to Harris, no run, came in from a good length, played back to the bowler with an angled bat

148.5

Sharma to Harris, 1 run, full, into the pads, whipped to deep square leg

148.6

Sharma to Haddin, no run, straight and very wide outside off stump

Australia 569/7   I Sharma 30-6-100-0
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