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

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

India 26/1   G Gambhir 8* (13b 1x4)   PM Siddle 0.1-0-0-1

Hilfenhaus to Dravid, OUT, would you believe it, he's been bowled again, tad unfortunate, but full marks to Australia for sticking to a tight line and length, he was just a touch late in motioning forward, the ball bounced from a length, hit him near the elbow, and ricocheted on to the stumps

R Dravid b Hilfenhaus 1 (8m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 11.11

India 31/2   G Gambhir 12* (15b 2x4)   BW Hilfenhaus 3-1-10-1

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

India 78/3   G Gambhir 34* (92b 4x4)   PM Siddle 4.2-0-19-2

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

India 87/4   VVS Laxman 9* (13b 1x4)   PM Siddle 5.5-0-27-3

Lyon to Laxman, OUT, Nathan Lyon has deserved this wicket, Laxman looks to dab one spinning in outside off and edges it through to Haddin, extremely ordinary shot

VVS Laxman c †Haddin b Lyon 18 (61m 43b 1x4 0x6) SR: 41.86

India 111/5   V Kohli 15* (44b 1x4)   NM Lyon 11.1-3-21-1

Harris to Saha, OUT, India won't go through a session without losing a wicket, Saha shoulders arms and Harris hits off, it was angled in on a length and it was very brave of Saha to make the decision to leave, turns out, it was the wrong one, he's battled briefly

WP Saha b Harris 35 (137m 94b 1x4 1x6) SR: 37.23

India 225/6   V Kohli 91* (182b 7x4 1x6)   RJ Harris 19.4-6-42-1

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

India 230/7   V Kohli 91* (188b 7x4 1x6)   PM Siddle 12.1-1-42-4

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

India 230/8   V Kohli 91* (188b 7x4 1x6)   PM Siddle 12.2-1-42-5

Hilfenhaus to Sharma, OUT, the slower one gets Ishant, superb delivery, pitches on a length around off and foxes Ishant as he looks to defend, off stump is rattled

I Sharma b Hilfenhaus 16 (30m 23b 3x4 0x6) SR: 69.56

India 263/9   V Kohli 107* (206b 9x4 1x6)   BW Hilfenhaus 22-5-62-2

Hilfenhaus to Kohli, OUT, gone this time, looks to swing an in-swinging full toss on the leg side, the ball dips on him and strikes him in front of leg, Aleem Dar raises his finger even as Virat starts walking, replays show the ball would have swung down leg, Adelaide Oval gives him a standing ovation, he's come good on this tour, it's time to give the other youngsters their chance

V Kohli lbw b Hilfenhaus 116 (237m 213b 11x4 1x6) SR: 54.46

India 272/10   UT Yadav 0* (0b)   BW Hilfenhaus 22.1-5-62-3
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Hours of play (local time) 10.30am start, Lunch 12.30-13.10, Tea 15.10-15.30, Close 17.30

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