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

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

India 6/0   V Sehwag 4* (1b 1x4)   BW Hilfenhaus 0.1-0-4-0

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

India 14/0   V Sehwag 10* (8b 2x4)   BW Hilfenhaus 1.5-0-10-0

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

India 18/1   V Sehwag 14* (13b 3x4)   BW Hilfenhaus 2.4-0-14-0

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

India 22/1   V Sehwag 18* (15b 4x4)   BW Hilfenhaus 3-0-18-0

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

India 28/1   V Sehwag 23* (18b 5x4)   PM Siddle 0.2-0-4-0

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

India 32/1   V Sehwag 27* (19b 6x4)   PM Siddle 0.3-0-8-0

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

India 36/1   V Sehwag 31* (21b 7x4)   PM Siddle 0.5-0-12-0

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   V Sehwag 36* (26b 8x4)   PM Siddle 2-0-20-0

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

India 48/1   R Dravid 8* (19b 1x4)   BW Hilfenhaus 3.3-0-22-0

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

India 53/1   V Sehwag 41* (33b 9x4)   BW Hilfenhaus 4.5-0-26-0

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

India 58/1   V Sehwag 46* (35b 10x4)   NM Lyon 1.1-0-5-0

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

India 62/1   V Sehwag 50* (36b 11x4)   NM Lyon 1.2-0-9-0

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

India 67/1   R Dravid 12* (30b 2x4)   NM Lyon 2.1-0-14-0

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

India 73/1   V Sehwag 56* (46b 12x4)   PM Siddle 3.2-1-24-0

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

India 84/2   SR Tendulkar 4* (4b 1x4)   NM Lyon 4.5-0-25-1

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

India 106/3   VVS Laxman 6* (13b 1x4)   PM Siddle 4.5-1-30-0

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

India 110/3   SR Tendulkar 13* (32b 2x4)   NM Lyon 10.2-2-34-1

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

India 114/4   V Kohli 4* (3b 1x4)   NM Lyon 11.1-2-38-2

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

India 137/4   V Kohli 13* (37b 2x4)   BW Hilfenhaus 9-2-33-0

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

India 141/4   VVS Laxman 22* (58b 2x4)   NM Lyon 15.1-2-52-2

Harris to Laxman, FOUR, full one whipped off the pads behind square leg and it rolls into the boundary

India 152/4   VVS Laxman 30* (80b 3x4)   RJ Harris 13.4-4-24-2

Clarke to Laxman, FOUR, well played, leans in to the drive and sends the tossed up ball racing between extra cover and mid off

India 160/4   VVS Laxman 35* (85b 4x4)   MJ Clarke 1.5-0-9-0

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

India 182/8   Z Khan 7* (12b 1x4)   PM Siddle 13.4-5-43-1

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

India 186/8   Z Khan 11* (14b 2x4)   PM Siddle 14-5-47-1

Harris to Khan, FOUR, played quite well in the end, he clears the front leg and hammers the pitched up ball over extra cover

India 193/8   Z Khan 15* (15b 3x4)   RJ Harris 18.5-5-41-3

Lyon to Ashwin, FOUR, down the track and lifts him with the spin to the wide long on boundary

India 200/9   R Ashwin 15* (27b 1x4)   NM Lyon 20.5-4-63-3
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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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