Border-Gavaskar Trophy - 4th Test

Australia v India

Australia won by 298 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

The fourth innings about to start, Gautam to take strike to Harris

0.1

Harris to Gambhir, no run, starts off with a straightish length ball down the leg side

0.2

Harris to Gambhir, no run, and now he goes very wide outside off stump with the angle

the rain man: "If ever there was a case to replace Haddin, we have seen the full evidence in his batting today."

0.3

Harris to Gambhir, no run, pushes a pitched up ball to mid off and sets off, Sehwag was in no mood to run

0.4

Harris to Gambhir, no run, lets a widish back of a length ball go

0.5

Harris to Gambhir, no run, hops to bring down the back of a length ball

0.6

Harris to Gambhir, 2 runs, gets a length ball on leg and middle, and turns it in front of square

End of over 1 (2 runs) India 2/0
G Gambhir    2* (6b)      RJ Harris    1-0-2-0
V Sehwag    0* (0b)     

madhav: "It's high time for trio of Sehwag, Dravid and Laxman to perform in this final innings..atleast make the people in India believe that they tried their best to secure a draw in this test match...As an indian fan, I would be highly disappointed if Sehway gave away his wicket again!!"

1.1

Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, FOUR, oh well, what a poor stroke to play first up, widish length ball moving away, he has a waft at it, and it goes just over a leaping Hussey at gully

1.2

Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, no run, defended down the track

1.3

Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, 1 leg bye, rolls off the pads towards fine leg

Gareth: "That is a ridiculous shot against your first delivery, when your side needs you to bat out a day and a half. Worrying signs of the mentality of this side."

1.4

Hilfenhaus to Gambhir, no run, solidly across and behind the line of a climbing delivery

1.5

Hilfenhaus to Gambhir, no run, ducks easily under a very short bouncer

1.6

Hilfenhaus to Gambhir, no run, length ball rising outside off, left alone

End of over 2 (5 runs) India 7/0
G Gambhir    2* (9b)      BW Hilfenhaus    1-0-4-0
V Sehwag    4* (3b 1x4)      RJ Harris    1-0-2-0

Sumith: "That slog of the first ball is sehwag screaming : me? Captain? Really?"

2.1

Harris to Sehwag, no run, pitched up ball tightly defended on the off stump line

Two gullys in place

2.2

Harris to Sehwag, 1 run, another poor shot away from the body as he sees some width, falls short of a diving Warner at one of the gullys

2.3

Harris to Gambhir, no run, nudged off the pads towards deepish leg gully, interesting position

2.4

Harris to Gambhir, no run, opens the face and runs this one towards point

2.5

Harris to Gambhir, no run, thick edge as he shuffles across and opens up to one that goes away from him, away to gully

2.6

Harris to Gambhir, no run, fine leave, close to off on a length, he left it right away on the angle

End of over 3 (1 run) India 8/0
G Gambhir    2* (13b)      RJ Harris    2-0-3-0
V Sehwag    5* (5b 1x4)      BW Hilfenhaus    1-0-4-0

3.1

Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, 1 run, rolls off the pads square as he misses a flick

3.2

Hilfenhaus to Gambhir, no run, bothered by one that nips back in from back of a length, hops in the air and is hit high on the thigh pad

3.3

Hilfenhaus to Gambhir, 1 run, rides the bounce again and nudges in front of square leg

3.4

Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, no run, well bowled, straightening on middle from a good length, handled neatly in the end, as he gets across and blocks

3.5

Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, FOUR, this shot was on, lots of width, rising from back of a length, he goes after it, and it flies to the third man boundary

3.6

Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, no run, punched from the crease to mid off

End of over 4 (6 runs) India 14/0
V Sehwag    10* (9b 2x4)      BW Hilfenhaus    2-0-10-0
G Gambhir    3* (15b)      RJ Harris    2-0-3-0

4.1

Harris to Gambhir, no run, pushes forward and defends this pitched up delivery towards mid off

4.2

Harris to Gambhir, no run, forward and driven solidly to mid off

4.3

Harris to Gambhir, OUT, there's the outside edge, and Haddin takes a neat catch tumbling to his left, excellent line, made him play the pitched up delivery just around the off stump, and Haddin did the rest, it moved just enough away after pitching to take the edge

G Gambhir c †Haddin b Harris 3 (18m 18b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

Rahul Dravid in his last innings in Australia, at the very least

4.4

Harris to Dravid, no run, another top delivery, shaping in from a good length, not far from off, left alone

4.5

Harris to Dravid, no run, defended down the track

4.6

Harris to Dravid, no run, defended on the off side tightly

End of over 5 (wicket maiden) India 14/1
R Dravid    0* (3b)      RJ Harris    3-1-3-1
V Sehwag    10* (9b 2x4)      BW Hilfenhaus    2-0-10-0

5.1

Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, no run, looks to punch off the back foot from just outside off stump, cannot time it well

NRN: "Gambhir: Have I made it large? Indians: No, and please don't ask again"

5.2

Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, no run, bouncer down the leg side as he ducks

5.3

Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, no run, late in coming half-forward to defend, manages to push it away from off stump

5.4

Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, FOUR, loose again from Sehwag, atrocious batting, nowhere in control as he throws his bat with feet planted in the crease, the ball flies past the two slips

5.5

Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, no run, length ball punched solidly from the crease to point

5.6

Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, FOUR, now a leading edge, he is looking like getting out almost every alternate delivery, looks to turn a full delivery on the leg side, but the fall loops up over point and in to the boundary

End of over 6 (8 runs) India 22/1
V Sehwag    18* (15b 4x4)      BW Hilfenhaus    3-0-18-0
R Dravid    0* (3b)      RJ Harris    3-1-3-1

rajesh: "Expecting a captains knock from Sehwag. Like the one came from him in a chase against Deccan Chargers in last years IPL." That says everything really

6.1

Harris to Dravid, no run, huge gap between bat and pad he pushes forward, rolls away towards gully after an inside edge on to pad

6.2

Harris to Dravid, no run, defended off the front foot

6.3

Harris to Dravid, 1 run, squeezes the pitched up delivery past extra cover for one

6.4

Harris to Sehwag, 1 run, fine stroke, firmly pushes a fullish delivery wide of mid off

6.5

Harris to Dravid, no run, solidly forward to a pitched up delivery and squeezes it towards point

Hemang: "We have been outbatted, definitely outbowled and very definitely outfielded, its only fitting we go down 4-0 and hit the reset button."

6.6

Harris to Dravid, no run, nasty bouncer, Rahul was late in spotting it and ducked hurriedly

End of over 7 (2 runs) India 24/1
R Dravid    1* (8b)      RJ Harris    4-1-5-1
V Sehwag    19* (16b 4x4)      BW Hilfenhaus    3-0-18-0

Peeyush: "Can't quite believe the way Sehwag's approaching his game. This is ridiculous batting. There is no shame in losing, and getting out to a good ball. But you can't always use the card that 'I play like that only'"

Here is the destroyer from the first innings, Siddle

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

Mitcher: "@rajesh: The only comfort I can find is that I'm sure the vast majority of Indian fans educated about Test cricket are also cringing."

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

Deepak: "On debut Sehwag played second fiddle to an aggressive Tendulkar. Hitting two triple hundreds and a 293 shows that he is too good to be just a flat track player. Sehwag's double hundred in Galle is legendary. He has a tight defensive technique when he buckles down. He can no longer hide behind the "natural game" excuse, because we know he's better than that. Let's hope he remembers that before it's too late."

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

End of over 8 (12 runs) India 36/1
V Sehwag    31* (22b 7x4)      PM Siddle    1-0-12-0
R Dravid    1* (8b)      RJ Harris    4-1-5-1

8.1

Harris to Dravid, no run, pushes well forward with an open face and runs the fullish one to point

8.2

Harris to Dravid, no run, squeezes out a pitched up delivery towards gully off the front foot

8.3

Harris to Dravid, no run, hit high on the pad as this one nips back in sharply from a length, so much that it was going down leg

8.4

Harris to Dravid, no run, in the crease to a length delivery and plays it out on the off side

Giovanni: "Watching Sehwag at first was like seeing a fading old Casanova try to work his charms on a young lady at a bar... "this used to work... so..." BUT against Siddle that over he turned back the clock!"

8.5

Harris to Dravid, no run, another full delivery just outside off squeezed out to gully

8.6

Harris to Dravid, no run, holding its line a foot outside off stump, left alone

End of over 9 (maiden) India 36/1
R Dravid    1* (14b)      RJ Harris    5-2-5-1
V Sehwag    31* (22b 7x4)      PM Siddle    1-0-12-0

Wilf: "Sehwag's attitude is wrong - his record ODI score wasn't a crazy effort: he played aggressively but sensibly, more skillful deflections and opening the face than stand and deliver smashes."

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

Rabi: "So far, Dravid's high point on this tour of Australia has been his Bradman oration, which was terrific. Sadly, everything about him on the playing field has been a bit depressing, so say the least."

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

End of over 10 (8 runs) India 44/1
V Sehwag    36* (26b 8x4)      PM Siddle    2-0-20-0
R Dravid    4* (16b)      RJ Harris    5-2-5-1

10.1

Hilfenhaus to Dravid, no run, straightening from a length just outside off, defended towards point

10.2

Hilfenhaus to Dravid, no run, defended tightly off the front foot

10.3

Hilfenhaus to Dravid, FOUR, now this is too wide even for a circumspect Dravid, watches it sit up from short of a length and bashes it through cover

10.4

Hilfenhaus to Dravid, no run, pitched up and coming in a shade, he crouches forward and defends

10.5

Hilfenhaus to Dravid, no run, well forward to defend a length ball around off

10.6

Hilfenhaus to Dravid, no run, late decision to play the forcing drive to a good length ball, ends up mistiming it to extra cover

End of over 11 (4 runs) India 48/1
R Dravid    8* (22b 1x4)      BW Hilfenhaus    4-0-22-0
V Sehwag    36* (26b 8x4)      PM Siddle    2-0-20-0

ryan: "Sehwag must have tickets to the Australian Open tennis final tomorrow to see two women with more grunt than his team combined."

Offspinner to Sehwag. Should be fun, deep midwicket, deepish mid on

11.1

Lyon to Sehwag, no run, looks for the cut first ball as it spins in, and is beaten, Haddin removes the bails, but Sehwag's back foot was planted in

11.2

Lyon to Sehwag, 1 run, pushed down to deep mid on

short leg, silly point

11.3

Lyon to Dravid, no run, nudged to short leg off the front foot

11.4

Lyon to Dravid, no run, well bowled, tossed up slowly, Dravid decides to thrust his pad as it spins in to Haddin

11.5

Lyon to Dravid, no run, draws him out this time, pushed off the front foot past silly point

11.6

Lyon to Dravid, no run, bat in front of pad as he plays with the turn down the track

End of over 12 (1 run) India 49/1
R Dravid    8* (26b 1x4)      NM Lyon    1-0-1-0
V Sehwag    37* (28b 8x4)      BW Hilfenhaus    4-0-22-0

Aditya: "To Ryan, Sehwag does not need to go for the women's final.. He can hear them play sitting in Adelaide..."

shantanu: "Indian team has successfully crushed the CA, if not the Australian Cricket team, by finishing all the test matches in 3 to 4 days so far. The ticket sales would have hurted CA."

12.1

Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, no run, back of a length ball pushed from the crease to covers

12.2

Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, no run, allows the length ball to come on and wants to punch it past point, not enough room to time the stroke

12.3

Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, no run, appeal for leg before but that was headed comfortably down leg as Sehwag missed the work to square leg

12.4

Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, no run, they are not giving him width now, comes in towards the pad, whipped towards square leg

12.5

Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, FOUR, and then next ball, he served it up two feet outside off, Sehwag wound up and thumped it behind point, so then

12.6

Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, 1 run, too much on the pads, and whipped eagerly down to deep backward square leg

End of over 13 (5 runs) India 54/1
V Sehwag    42* (34b 9x4)      BW Hilfenhaus    5-0-27-0
R Dravid    8* (26b 1x4)      NM Lyon    1-0-1-0

13.1

Lyon to Sehwag, FOUR, too short against the man who despises all spinners, makes room and cracks it past point

13.2

Lyon to Sehwag, FOUR, so he tries tossing it up, Sehwag dances down and lofts him over mid off to race to a half-century, no fuss at all

13.3

Lyon to Sehwag, 1 run, not as short as the first ball, more turn too, but Sehwag had already made enough room to be able to punch it past cover

13.4

Lyon to Dravid, no run, complete contrast, Dravid tentatively caught on the crease, and almost defending on to his stumps

13.5

Lyon to Dravid, no run, driven off the front foot to mid off

13.6

Lyon to Dravid, no run, lunges well forward to smother the flighted one

End of over 14 (9 runs) India 63/1
R Dravid    8* (29b 1x4)      NM Lyon    2-0-10-0
V Sehwag    51* (37b 11x4)      BW Hilfenhaus    5-0-27-0

Hayden: "The man that despises spinners bowls spin." You're right but that still doesn't stop him from treating them with contempt

Siddle is back

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

End of over 15 (maiden) India 63/1
V Sehwag    51* (43b 11x4)      PM Siddle    3-1-20-0
R Dravid    8* (29b 1x4)      NM Lyon    2-0-10-0

rohith: "It's wonderful how people forgot everything about the tour when Sehwag is in full flow."

15.1

Lyon to Dravid, FOUR, Dravid slog-sweeps from way outside off stump, now I have seen everything, earns a four to deep midwicket

15.2

Lyon to Dravid, no run, defended quietly down the track

15.3

Lyon to Dravid, no run, padded away, Australia put in an appeal, an indulgent one, struck a long way outside off, no harm done this time

15.4

Lyon to Dravid, 1 run, reaches out and squeezes the tossed up ball wide of mid off

15.5

Lyon to Sehwag, 1 run, well done, pushes with an open face to point and they go through quickly

15.6

Lyon to Dravid, no run, goes back and across to a turning delivery and plays it out to short leg

End of over 16 (6 runs) India 69/1
R Dravid    13* (34b 2x4)      NM Lyon    3-0-16-0
V Sehwag    52* (44b 11x4)      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

End of over 17 (6 runs) India 75/1
V Sehwag    58* (50b 12x4)      PM Siddle    4-1-26-0
R Dravid    13* (34b 2x4)      NM Lyon    3-0-16-0

Lyon around the stumps

17.1

Lyon to Dravid, no run, pushed down the track off the front foot

17.2

Lyon to Dravid, no run, backed away as he saw this pitching on off, but it spun back in a long way, and he had to fend it away in the end

17.3

Lyon to Dravid, no run, defended off the front foot to the bowler

17.4

Lyon to Dravid, 1 run, worked off the pad in front of square leg, easy pickings from the leg stump line

over the stumps to Sehwag

17.5

Lyon to Sehwag, 2 runs, does not allow it to pitch, takes it on the full as he skips out and chips it over midwicket

17.6

Lyon to Sehwag, 2 runs, Lyon pitches it short, wide, and Sehwag punches in the gap at extra cover

End of over 18 (5 runs) India 80/1
V Sehwag    62* (52b 12x4)      NM Lyon    4-0-21-0
R Dravid    14* (38b 2x4)      PM Siddle    4-1-26-0

Harris is back

18.1

Harris to Dravid, no run, goes for the yorker, not as full, defended solidly off the front foot

18.2

Harris to Dravid, no run, widish length ball left alone

18.3

Harris to Dravid, no run, pushed away off the front foot towards covers

18.4

Harris to Dravid, no run, comes in with the angle from back of a length, he adjusts to push towards mid on

18.5

Harris to Dravid, no run, keeps low and not far from off stump, left well alone

18.6

Harris to Dravid, no run, survives as he drives away from the body, the ball moves away from a fuller length to beat the edge

End of over 19 (maiden) India 80/1
R Dravid    14* (44b 2x4)      RJ Harris    6-3-5-1
V Sehwag    62* (52b 12x4)      NM Lyon    4-0-21-0

Lyon around the stumps

19.1

Lyon to Sehwag, OUT, oh dear, Sehwag has given it away, danced down to the flighted full toss, and looked to lift with a closed face it on the leg side, big leading edge goes up vertically around short cover and is taken safely, Lyon cannot believe his luck

V Sehwag c Ponting b Lyon 62 (82m 53b 12x4 0x6) SR: 116.98

Sachin Tendulkar in possibly his last Test innings in Australia

19.2

Lyon to Tendulkar, no run, pushed to short leg

19.3

Lyon to Tendulkar, no run, off the pad as he ends up pushing outside the line off the front foot, struck well outside off though

19.4

Lyon to Tendulkar, no run, gets across and nudges to silly point

19.5

Lyon to Tendulkar, FOUR, drills the full delivery from outside off over midwicket, whoa, some way to get off the mark

19.6

Lyon to Tendulkar, no run, shuffles across and works to square leg

End of over 20 (4 runs) India 84/2
SR Tendulkar    4* (5b 1x4)      NM Lyon    5-0-25-1
R Dravid    14* (44b 2x4)      RJ Harris    6-3-5-1

20.1

Harris to Dravid, 2 runs, reaches out to a very wide delivery and squeezes it past gully

20.2

Harris to Dravid, no run, well forward and smothers the pitched up delivery

Ayush: "Has anyone got out to full toss in both innings of a test???" good question

20.3

Harris to Dravid, no run, lovely delivery, making him push inside the line just outside the off stump, beaten

20.4

Harris to Dravid, no run, and again, slightly wider, good line still, he comes forward to have another poke, further away from the body this time, beaten once more

20.5

Harris to Dravid, 1 run, tentatively jabbed away towards square leg as this once comes in with the angle

Greg: "Guess Sehwag can make it to the Women's tennis finals now..."

20.6

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, pushes well forward and defends a length ball to covers

End of over 21 (3 runs) India 87/2
SR Tendulkar    4* (6b 1x4)      RJ Harris    7-3-8-1
R Dravid    17* (49b 2x4)      NM Lyon    5-0-25-1

Brendan: "Sehwag's dismissal is up there with Haddin's in South Africa for mine. Both batsmen can be accused of both giving up their wickets meekly, but also disrespecting the situation." Nothing new from Sehwag though

21.1

Lyon to Dravid, no run, jabs away a sharp flattish delivery past slip

Still bowling from around the wicket

21.2

Lyon to Dravid, no run, whipped away to midwicket

21.3

Lyon to Dravid, no run, lunges forward, pushes with the spin to midwicket, in the air for a while

21.4

Lyon to Dravid, no run, brings bat in front of pad to push a tossed up ball from around leg stump to short leg

21.5

Lyon to Dravid, no run, shuffles and works it away to square leg, was turning down the pads

21.6

Lyon to Dravid, 2 runs, reaches out to a low full toss, and clips it, along the ground, between midwicket and mid on

End of over 22 (2 runs) India 89/2
R Dravid    19* (55b 2x4)      NM Lyon    6-0-27-1
SR Tendulkar    4* (6b 1x4)      RJ Harris    7-3-8-1

22.1

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, driven solidly down to mid off as he strides out forward

22.2

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, well bowled, moves away after being angled in full outside off, left alone

Ram: "Can the 2 creaking terminators come up with one big match saving stand?"

22.3

Harris to Tendulkar, 3 runs, pings the length delivery past extra cover as he again moves forward smoothly

22.4

Harris to Dravid, no run, solidly crouches forward to keep out one headed for off with the angle

22.5

Harris to Dravid, no run, pitched up, neatly defended off the front foot again

22.6

Harris to Dravid, no run, digs in the sharp bouncer, Dravid goes down wholeheartedly on his haunches

End of over 23 (3 runs) India 92/2
R Dravid    19* (58b 2x4)      RJ Harris    8-3-11-1
SR Tendulkar    7* (9b 1x4)      NM Lyon    6-0-27-1

23.1

Lyon to Tendulkar, no run, turning in on middle, shuffles across and defends

23.2

Lyon to Tendulkar, no run, again he shuffles across, opens up and nudges to the leg side

23.3

Lyon to Tendulkar, no run, ending outside off this time and pushed to silly point

23.4

Lyon to Tendulkar, no run, crouched very low on the front foot and smothers a full delivery

23.5

Lyon to Tendulkar, no run, nudged to the leg side off the front foot

23.6

Lyon to Tendulkar, no run, pushed to short leg off the front foot, and umpire Dar points towards the pavilion

Tea Australia removing the openers after Sehwag dazzled fleetingly. Another failure for Gautam Gambhir. Join us at 3.30 pm

sateesh: "Talk about getting lost in cricket. Someone just asked me whats the time and i said 320 runs."

End of over 24 (maiden) India 92/2
SR Tendulkar    7* (15b 1x4)      NM Lyon    7-1-27-1
R Dravid    19* (58b 2x4)      RJ Harris    8-3-11-1

24.1

Harris to Dravid, no run, starts off with a wide one moving further away outside off, left alone

24.2

Harris to Dravid, no run, defends a length delivery angled in on off stump

24.3

Harris to Dravid, 2 runs, excellent shot, reaches well forward and drives the pitched up ball between extra cover and mid off

24.4

Harris to Dravid, no run, bit of away shape but too far outside off

24.5

Harris to Dravid, no run, goes for the yorker on the stumps from wide of the crease, ends up as a low full toss, squeezed out to mid on

24.6

Harris to Dravid, no run, crouches forward and smothers the full delivery to covers

End of over 25 (2 runs) India 94/2
R Dravid    21* (64b 2x4)      RJ Harris    9-3-13-1
SR Tendulkar    7* (15b 1x4)      NM Lyon    7-1-27-1

Lyon around the stumps, short leg, silly point, slip

25.1

Lyon to Tendulkar, no run, gets across and leaves a straightening delivery alone outside off

25.2

Lyon to Tendulkar, no run, misses out as he helps one going down leg to the man at backward square

25.3

Lyon to Tendulkar, no run, pads away one pitching on middle and leg and spinning down leg stump, Lyon appeals loudly

25.4

Lyon to Tendulkar, no run, loops in the air past forward short leg

25.5

Lyon to Tendulkar, no run, turning on leg stump again, nudged past short leg

25.6

Lyon to Tendulkar, no run, shuffles across, deep in the crease, and nudges fine down leg

End of over 26 (maiden) India 94/2
SR Tendulkar    7* (21b 1x4)      NM Lyon    8-2-27-1
R Dravid    21* (64b 2x4)      RJ Harris    9-3-13-1

nick: "Not much of a captain's innings from Sehwag. Seriously - that was disgraceful. He needed to get to his guys (all of them) including the tail-enders and said simply that everyone needs to bat for 1 hour each. Breaks it down a little easier. Instead he flails around like a impudent school boy and sets the wrong tone for his team. i would have sent Saha out there to open with the guts and determination he showed yesterday. He should be slated big-time for his batting and decision-making this test. embarassing."

26.1

Harris to Dravid, 4 runs, lovely flick off the pads that purrs between midwicket and mid on, Hilfenhaus slides to haul it back in, but it had touched the rope by then

26.2

Harris to Dravid, no run, left alone outside off

26.3

Harris to Dravid, no run, ducks underneath a well-directed bouncer

26.4

Harris to Dravid, no run, allows it come in from a length and defends from close to the body

26.5

Harris to Dravid, no run, loud appeal for lbw, but umpire Dharmasena shakes his head, came in and hit him just above the flap of the pad, looked to be headed down leg as well

26.6

Harris to Dravid, no run, defended awkwardly on the leg side as it comes in sharply with the angle

End of over 27 (4 runs) India 98/2
R Dravid    25* (70b 2x4)      RJ Harris    10-3-17-1
SR Tendulkar    7* (21b 1x4)      NM Lyon    8-2-27-1

27.1

Lyon to Tendulkar, no run, comes down the track and pushes to mid off

27.2

Lyon to Tendulkar, 2 runs, dabs an angled delivery very late past slip

27.3

Lyon to Tendulkar, no run, comes forward and blocks the tossed up ball on middle

27.4

Lyon to Tendulkar, no run, turns in from a good length from off stump, nudged to short leg

27.5

Lyon to Tendulkar, no run, presses forward low to defend a tossed up ball

27.6

Lyon to Tendulkar, no run, pads it away again, but this one too was headed well down the leg side

End of over 28 (2 runs) India 100/2
SR Tendulkar    9* (27b 1x4)      NM Lyon    9-2-29-1
R Dravid    25* (70b 2x4)      RJ Harris    10-3-17-1

28.1

Harris to Dravid, OUT, Dravid is gone, taken at gully, poor stroke, reached out to a wide and full delivery, and went for the drive, Hussey takes the thick edge

R Dravid c Hussey b Harris 25 (95m 71b 2x4 0x6) SR: 35.21

Vikram: "Boy, will Dravid be delighted that he wasn't bowled? ;-)"

SR: "Please send Kohli in at 5 at least." Nope, it is Laxman who walks in, also in his last innings in Australia, at the least

28.2

Harris to Laxman, no run, length ball played out to mid on

28.3

Harris to Laxman, no run, worked towards square leg

28.4

Harris to Laxman, 1 run, pushes a pitched up delivery past mid on to get off the mark

28.5

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, moves away from a good length outside off, left alone

28.6

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, shuffles across and blocks a length ball tightly

End of over 29 (1 run) India 101/3
SR Tendulkar    9* (29b 1x4)      RJ Harris    11-3-18-2
VVS Laxman    1* (3b)      NM Lyon    9-2-29-1

29.1

Lyon to Laxman, no run, pushes a tossed up ball to extra cover

29.2

Lyon to Laxman, no run, moves across and defends a length ball

Peter: "And to think we still have Pattinson and Cummins waiting to comeback to the side....our bowling attack looks the best in years."

29.3

Lyon to Laxman, no run, scoops the push in the air, just past the non-striker, falls short of mid off

29.4

Lyon to Laxman, no run, pushed off the front foot, along the ground, to mid off

29.5

Lyon to Laxman, 1 run, defends with a thick edge past slip

29.6

Lyon to Tendulkar, no run, carefully defends a tossed up ball to short leg

End of over 30 (1 run) India 102/3
SR Tendulkar    9* (30b 1x4)      NM Lyon    10-2-30-1
VVS Laxman    2* (8b)      RJ Harris    11-3-18-2

Siddle is back

Farnoosh: "@ Peter: You also have Mitch waiting to make a comeback ;-)"

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

Sukrit: "@Peter: Let the Pattinsons and the Cummins come to the subcontinent. Then we will see whether it is the best Australian attack in years."

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

Venkat: "@Peter : Pattinson, Cummins, Harris, Siddle and Hilfenaus should be tested in the subcontinental conditions to see their mettle. On Green track and that too against a week opponent who can't play on green tracks they look better prospects." Adelaide is a green track?

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

End of over 31 (4 runs) India 106/3
VVS Laxman    6* (14b 1x4)      PM Siddle    5-1-30-0
SR Tendulkar    9* (30b 1x4)      NM Lyon    10-2-30-1

Purav: "@Sukrit: Is that Gautam Gambhir?"

31.1

Lyon to Tendulkar, no run, he is not looking to score much now, shuffles across and nudges on the leg side

31.2

Lyon to Tendulkar, FOUR, and just as I say that, he gets a short ball now, rocks back and pulls well in front of square leg

No doubting where Ben is from: "@peter...this is exactly the same fast bowling attack that got flayed in the Ashes 12 months ago...i'm glad Siddle et al are doing so well....it means they'll be retained for 2013..."

PJ: "Last time I looked Sri Lanka was in the sub-continent..."

31.3

Lyon to Tendulkar, no run, well forward and defends a tossed up ball to short leg

31.4

Lyon to Tendulkar, OUT, that is out, Tendulkar had gotten himself into a shell, pushes forward to defend, off the glove, on to pad, simplest of catches to short leg, standing ovation for Sachin Tendulkar as he walks off Adelaide Oval, they keep up the applause till he disappears, massive respect

SR Tendulkar c Cowan b Lyon 13 (46m 34b 2x4 0x6) SR: 38.23

31.5

Lyon to Kohli, no run, well forward and confidently blocks

31.6

Lyon to Kohli, no run, pushes forward to defend a flighted ball on the leg side

End of over 32 (4 runs) India 110/4
V Kohli    0* (2b)      NM Lyon    11-2-34-2
VVS Laxman    6* (14b 1x4)      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

Vishal: "Hope this test does not finish in 4 days as well..."

32.3

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

Saad: "The fabled Indian batting order has outlived its life. The Aussies arent as good as they are being made out to be. The reason for such a one sided series is the reluctance of the Indians to know when to call it quits."

32.4

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

Paul: "Sad to see the great man Tendulkar bat so passively against the young spinner."

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

Siddle is still miffed at being denied the lbw appeal

End of over 33 (maiden) India 110/4
VVS Laxman    6* (20b 1x4)      PM Siddle    6-2-30-0
V Kohli    0* (2b)      NM Lyon    11-2-34-2

33.1

Lyon to Kohli, FOUR, too short, he swivels and pulls hard through midwicket, no chance for the man in the deep

33.2

Lyon to Kohli, no run

33.3

Lyon to Kohli, 3 runs, fine shot, eases the tossed up ball down the ground past the non-striker

33.4

Lyon to Laxman, no run, angled across Laxman, who pushes it to silly point

33.5

Lyon to Laxman, no run, pushes off the front foot to mid off

33.6

Lyon to Laxman, no run, defended to Ponting at silly point

End of over 34 (7 runs) India 117/4
VVS Laxman    6* (23b 1x4)      NM Lyon    12-2-41-2
V Kohli    7* (5b 1x4)      PM Siddle    6-2-30-0

Hardik: "Alot of people criticizing Tendulkar for his passiveness. He was in similar form in 2003 here when he defended his way to 240 in Adelaide." He did not defend his way to 240, he just cut out the cover drive

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

Satish: "@Hardik, and it was Sydney, not Adelaide."

Jai: "The brilliance of SRT was in his ability to transcend the mediocre batting around him and rise time and again against the best of bowlers in their own backyard all through the 90's. It is sad to see him lose that touch in this series."

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

End of over 35 (maiden) India 117/4
V Kohli    7* (11b 1x4)      PM Siddle    7-3-30-0
VVS Laxman    6* (23b 1x4)      NM Lyon    12-2-41-2

35.1

Lyon to Laxman, 1 run, tossed up across the batsman, pushed wide of mid off

35.2

Lyon to Kohli, no run, pushed through quick outside off, left alone

35.3

Lyon to Kohli, no run, goes back and across and blocks down the track

35.4

Lyon to Kohli, no run, again he goes back and across and defends

35.5

Lyon to Kohli, no run, dips on him as it is tossed up, blocked

35.6

Lyon to Kohli, no run, going across and outside off to defend a length ball to silly point

End of over 36 (1 run) India 118/4
V Kohli    7* (16b 1x4)      NM Lyon    13-2-42-2
VVS Laxman    7* (24b 1x4)      PM Siddle    7-3-30-0

Paul: "If Tendulkar had attacked Lyon for an over or two he would have cleared out the bat-pad fieldsman who eventually snapped him up."

36.1

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

Arjun: "We have a filthy rich cricket board. Buy a goddamn cricket strip down under and build ur pitch green, or yellow or whatever. Give the subcontinent crap a rest. We haven drubbed 4 times in a row. Stop fussing and Lets just face it."

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

End of over 37 (2 runs) India 120/4
VVS Laxman    9* (30b 1x4)      PM Siddle    8-3-32-0
V Kohli    7* (16b 1x4)      NM Lyon    13-2-42-2

Ben: "@Arjun - the SACA could sell the Indian board one of the new Adelaide Oval drop-in pitches."

Hussey to have a bowl now, interesting

37.1

Hussey to Kohli, no run, starts off very wide outside off, left alone

37.2

Hussey to Kohli, no run, looks to go after a length ball, chops it back to the bowler as it does not come on as well as he would have liked

37.3

Hussey to Kohli, no run, bends forward and defends this time

Mike: "@Arjun. Yes make a green top in India. You dont need to play any international games on it - just domestic. Surely that would be to India's benefit. The filthy rich board would get nothing out of it though!"

37.4

Hussey to Kohli, 1 run, worked off the pads in front of square leg

Ashwath: "@Ben- BCCI could buy Perth and Melbourne stadiums..honestly!" Eh? to what end?

37.5

Hussey to Laxman, no run, beaten outside off stump again, as he pokes at a widish straightening delivery

37.6

Hussey to Laxman, no run, left alone safely this time

End of over 38 (1 run) India 121/4
VVS Laxman    9* (32b 1x4)      MEK Hussey    1-0-1-0
V Kohli    8* (20b 1x4)      PM Siddle    8-3-32-0

Ravneeet: "@Ben, The BCCI has enough moolah to own each and every ground in Australia." Doesn't seem to be helping their team salvage some pride at the moment though, gloat all you want over the money, it does not buy pride

38.1

Hilfenhaus to Kohli, no run, pushed back to the bowler

38.2

Hilfenhaus to Kohli, no run, punched towards short cover

38.3

Hilfenhaus to Kohli, no run, lets this length ball go outside off

38.4

Hilfenhaus to Kohli, no run, whips a full delivery to the man at mid on from off stump

38.5

Hilfenhaus to Kohli, no run, angles it away wide outside off stump, he lets it go

CSB: "@Moppy, the Indians don't need Tugga to teach them how to sledge. They have Kohli for that."

Moppy: "The solution to India's problems in Australia and outside India is quite simple- The BCCI needs to drive a dump truck of money to Steve Waugh's house and say "Take this and coach our test team". He'll teach them how to fight, how to sledge and how to win."

38.6

Hilfenhaus to Kohli, no run, pushed away on the off side

End of over 39 (maiden) India 121/4
V Kohli    8* (26b 1x4)      BW Hilfenhaus    6-1-27-0
VVS Laxman    9* (32b 1x4)      MEK Hussey    1-0-1-0

rosh: "all you indian fans.. complaining here on cricinfo ain't going to work.. accept the fact.. wait till India win the 1st T20 match and all these sentiments will be forgotten !"

Prasanna: "Let's don't go into buying pitches, they should first buy the Aussie selection panel for a change.." the new one you mean

Rajendra: "@Ben BCCI have so much money that we can host IPL on Moon. No Swing No Spin, Zero Gravity."

39.1

Hussey to Laxman, no run, left alone outside off as Hussey continues, a shade surprisingly

39.2

Hussey to Laxman, no run, pushed hard to mid off

39.3

Hussey to Laxman, no run, comes in a bit wide outside off, he lets it be

Srinivas: "I am surprised a lot of us are taunting about giving it back when Australia tour India next time. Do you all realize Australia did win a tour in India in 2004-5. We have never won a tour in Australia!!"

39.4

Hussey to Laxman, no run, pushed to mid on

39.5

Hussey to Laxman, no run, opens the face and runs it towards gully

39.6

Hussey to Laxman, 2 runs, works it wristily from off past a diving midwicket

End of over 40 (2 runs) India 123/4
VVS Laxman    11* (38b 1x4)      MEK Hussey    2-0-3-0
V Kohli    8* (26b 1x4)      BW Hilfenhaus    6-1-27-0

40.1

Hilfenhaus to Kohli, no run, bowls it full and close to off, and angles it away, left alone

40.2

Hilfenhaus to Kohli, no run, similar delivery, a touch straighter, left alone again

40.3

Hilfenhaus to Kohli, no run, pushes away a pitched up ball to short extra cover

40.4

Hilfenhaus to Kohli, no run, angles it away again, but way too wide outside off

40.5

Hilfenhaus to Kohli, no run, pushed off the front foot on the off side

40.6

Hilfenhaus to Kohli, no run, played out to cover

End of over 41 (maiden) India 123/4
V Kohli    8* (32b 1x4)      BW Hilfenhaus    7-2-27-0
VVS Laxman    11* (38b 1x4)      MEK Hussey    2-0-3-0

41.1

Lyon to Laxman, 2 runs, drives a tossed up ball off the front foot past mid off

41.2

Lyon to Laxman, 1 run, goes deep in the crease to nudge behind square leg

41.3

Lyon to Kohli, 1 run, presses forward and turns it past short leg

41.4

Lyon to Laxman, no run, moves forward to smother a tossed up ball

41.5

Lyon to Laxman, 1 run, goes back and across and works with the spin behind square leg

41.6

Lyon to Kohli, no run, full on leg, he works it right in to short leg

End of over 42 (5 runs) India 128/4
V Kohli    9* (34b 1x4)      NM Lyon    14-2-47-2
VVS Laxman    15* (42b 1x4)      BW Hilfenhaus    7-2-27-0

42.1

Hilfenhaus to Laxman, no run, holds its line after being angled across fullish outside off, left alone

42.2

Hilfenhaus to Laxman, no run, bounce this time but two feet outside off and he flags it through

42.3

Hilfenhaus to Laxman, no run, crouches low and defends on the off side

42.4

Hilfenhaus to Laxman, no run, sends it on a good length around off, he lets it go once again

42.5

Hilfenhaus to Laxman, 1 run, whipped from middle behind square leg

42.6

Hilfenhaus to Kohli, no run, pitched up delivery that swings in after it passes the batsman who shoulders arms

End of over 43 (1 run) India 129/4
V Kohli    9* (35b 1x4)      BW Hilfenhaus    8-2-28-0
VVS Laxman    16* (47b 1x4)      NM Lyon    14-2-47-2

43.1

Lyon to Laxman, no run, moves forward and turns with the spin to the man at short midwicket

43.2

Lyon to Laxman, no run, defended to short leg off the front foot

Krishna: "Looks like these guys might take the match into the Fifth day... that's an accomplishment... "

43.3

Lyon to Laxman, 2 leg byes, nudged fine down the leg side as it turns in

43.4

Lyon to Laxman, no run, motions well forward to push a tossed up ball down the track

43.5

Lyon to Laxman, 1 run, swivels to a shortish one on leg and pulls it to deep square

43.6

Lyon to Kohli, no run, moves forward to the pitch of the flighted ball and drives firmly to mid off

End of over 44 (3 runs) India 132/4
V Kohli    9* (36b 1x4)      NM Lyon    15-2-48-2
VVS Laxman    17* (52b 1x4)      BW Hilfenhaus    8-2-28-0

44.1

Hilfenhaus to Laxman, no run, drives off the front foot to cover

44.2

Hilfenhaus to Laxman, no run, length ball outside off stump, there have been so few loose deliveries from Australia, left alone

44.3

Hilfenhaus to Laxman, no run, comes forward and blocks a good length ball

44.4

Hilfenhaus to Laxman, no run, pushes forward and defends to cover

44.5

Hilfenhaus to Laxman, 1 run, direct hit, Laxman had pulled in the air to deep square, Lyon ripped in the throw, Laxman was just in, he had plonked his bat in

44.6

Hilfenhaus to Kohli, FOUR, loose shot, slashes at a widish one and it hurries between slip and gully

End of over 45 (5 runs) India 137/4
V Kohli    13* (37b 2x4)      BW Hilfenhaus    9-2-33-0
VVS Laxman    18* (57b 1x4)      NM Lyon    15-2-48-2

45.1

Lyon to Laxman, FOUR, well played, waits for the length ball to come on outside off and cuts late through vacant point

45.2

Lyon to Laxman, no run, worked behind square on the leg side

45.3

Lyon to Laxman, no run, whip-drives a tossed up ball to mid off

45.4

Lyon to Laxman, no run, tossed up ball is defended to short leg

45.5

Lyon to Laxman, no run, angled across widish outside off, and left alone

AaruC: "At this point, I really don't care how Laxman plays. India have already lost the match, sooner or later. But I really hope that Kohli continues to play some positive cricket. After all, Laxman, even if not sacked, is not going to be part of the Indian team for long."

45.6

Lyon to Laxman, 1 run, pushed to point from the crease

End of over 46 (5 runs) India 142/4
VVS Laxman    23* (63b 2x4)      NM Lyon    16-2-53-2
V Kohli    13* (37b 2x4)      BW Hilfenhaus    9-2-33-0

Harris is back

46.1

Harris to Laxman, no run, drives a fullish one to cover

46.2

Harris to Laxman, no run, holds its line on a good length outside off stump, left alone

46.3

Harris to Laxman, no run, tails in a shade after pitching on a length outside off, he lets it go

46.4

Harris to Laxman, no run, another leave outside the off stump

46.5

Harris to Laxman, no run, hurls it in very full on off, he pats it back on the off side

46.6

Harris to Laxman, 2 runs, uses the angle to flick to fine leg

End of over 47 (2 runs) India 144/4
VVS Laxman    25* (69b 2x4)      RJ Harris    12-3-20-2
V Kohli    13* (37b 2x4)      NM Lyon    16-2-53-2

Pankaj: "Will I ever want to see Test Cricket again ? Will I cheer for Laxman again ?"

47.1

Lyon to Kohli, no run, back and across and pushes the length ball to midwicket

47.2

Lyon to Kohli, no run, tightly defended off the front foot

47.3

Lyon to Kohli, no run, worked to square leg off the pad

47.4

Lyon to Kohli, no run, back of a length, quietly punched down the track, taking no chances now, Kohli

47.5

Lyon to Kohli, no run, pats back a tossed up ball to the bowler

47.6

Lyon to Kohli, 2 runs, squeezes the push in the gap between extra cover and mid off

End of over 48 (2 runs) India 146/4
V Kohli    15* (43b 2x4)      NM Lyon    17-2-55-2
VVS Laxman    25* (69b 2x4)      RJ Harris    12-3-20-2

48.1

Harris to Laxman, no run, dropped by Ponting at a wide second slip, good length ball moves away slightly, Laxman drives loosely, but Ponting fumbles the take

48.2

Harris to Laxman, no run, leaves a similar delivery alone now

48.3

Harris to Laxman, no run, length ball pushed to cover quietly

don: "Indian fans should not be so quick to forget the fantastic achievements of the older crew in the team. Without them they would never have reached the heights they have in the past!"

48.4

Harris to Laxman, no run, uff, that is a snorter, that takes off from back of a length, Laxman tries to ride it, it nearly takes the outside edge as he hops in the air

48.5

Harris to Laxman, no run, pushed off the back foot towards point

48.6

Harris to Laxman, no run, bends forward low and defends to covers

End of over 49 (maiden) India 146/4
VVS Laxman    25* (75b 2x4)      RJ Harris    13-4-20-2
V Kohli    15* (43b 2x4)      NM Lyon    17-2-55-2

Clarke comes on now from over the stumps

49.1

Clarke to Kohli, no run, pushes a full tossed up ball to mid on

49.2

Clarke to Kohli, no run, turning in from outside leg, pushed back to the bowler

49.3

Clarke to Kohli, 1 run, pushes in the air down to mid off

49.4

Clarke to Laxman, 1 run, thick outside edge runs behind point as he presses forward

49.5

Clarke to Kohli, no run, backs away, it turns sharply across from outside leg, he checks his shot to point

49.6

Clarke to Kohli, no run, pushed down to mid off

End of over 50 (2 runs) India 148/4
V Kohli    16* (48b 2x4)      MJ Clarke    1-0-2-0
VVS Laxman    26* (76b 2x4)      RJ Harris    13-4-20-2
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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