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

Khan to Warner, OUT, lbw! Warner's been trapped on the crease and Aleem Dar raised his finger after some thought. Zaheer pitched the ball on a good length outside off and nipped it into the left-hander. Warner didn't move forward as he tried to nudge on the leg side. The ball hit him on the knee roll of the front pad, that was pretty out.

DA Warner lbw b Khan 8 (28m 23b 0x4 0x6) SR: 34.78

Australia 26/1   EJM Cowan 13* (18b 2x4)   Z Khan 3.5-1-10-1

Ashwin to Marsh, OUT, bowled him! The pressure mounts on Marsh after another failure. Ashwin gave the ball some air and pitched it on a good length just outside off. Marsh moved forward to defend but left a large gap between bat and front pad as he did so. He played down the wrong line, for the ball went on with the arm, through the gap, and hit the stumps.

SE Marsh b Ashwin 3 (10m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

Australia 31/2   EJM Cowan 15* (25b 2x4)   R Ashwin 4-2-3-1

Ashwin to Cowan, OUT, caught at cover! Ashwin tossed this ball up outside off stump, drawing Cowan forward and into the cover drive. The ball dipped and Cowan didn't get to the pitch of it, hitting it hard, flat and low towards the right of the fielder at short cover. VVS Laxman was the man in that position and he did superbly to dive low to hold the chance with both hands. Not bad for a supposedly old man!

EJM Cowan c Laxman b Ashwin 30 (110m 63b 3x4 0x6) SR: 47.61

Australia 84/3   RT Ponting 37* (57b 6x4)   R Ashwin 7.5-2-13-2

Yadav to Clarke, OUT, bowled 'em, India have a wicket at last, Clarke gone right after lunch, Umesh bends it in with the angle, it moves in after pitching on a length, past Clarke's push, brushes the pad and disturbs the bails, Clarke walks off to a standing ovation, he's put Australia on top, they were 84 for 3 when he came out to bat, seems a millennium ago

MJ Clarke b Yadav 210 (380m 275b 26x4 1x6) SR: 76.36

Australia 470/4   RT Ponting 199* (350b 20x4)   UT Yadav 17.3-0-106-1

Ashwin to Hussey, OUT, brilliant work from Gautam at silly point means Hussey has to go back, Hussey had pushed the flatter one firmly past silly point on the bounce, but he stretched out his right hand as far as he could, caught the ball and lobbed it back on to the stumps before Hussey could turn back

MEK Hussey run out 25 (51m 33b 3x4 0x6) SR: 75.75

Australia 520/5   RT Ponting 220* (398b 21x4)   R Ashwin 42-5-152-2

Khan to Ponting, OUT, the man lives and dies by the pull, taken by Tendulkar at deep midwicket, Zaheer pings it in short, Ponting does not hold back on the pull, gives it a good thwack, it flies high in the air but a leaping Tendulkar judged the take well in the deep, Clarke salutes his former captain off the ground with a standing ovation, as does the rest of the Adelaide Oval

RT Ponting c Tendulkar b Khan 221 (516m 404b 21x4 0x6) SR: 54.70

Australia 530/6   BJ Haddin 6* (7b 1x6)   Z Khan 27.1-2-89-2

Ashwin to Siddle, OUT, Ashwin strikes with the carrom ball, thin edge through to Saha as Siddle pushes forward

PM Siddle c †Saha b Ashwin 2 (14m 15b 0x4 0x6) SR: 13.33

Australia 533/7   BJ Haddin 7* (15b 1x6)   R Ashwin 45-5-161-3
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  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150
  • Overs 151-200





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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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