Australia v India 2007-08

December 26-30, 2007

Australia v India, 1st Test, Melbourne

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Australia 343 (Hayden 124, Jaques 66, Kumble 5-84) and 351 for 7 dec (Jaques 51, Clarke 73) beat India 196 (Tendulkar 62, Lee 4-46, Clark 4-280) and 161 (Laxman 42, Johnson 3-21) by 337 runs
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

4th day
Bulletin - Ruthless Australia make it 15 in a row
News - Yuvraj cleared of dissent charge
Gallery - Australia humble India by 337 runs
Peter English - Patient Hogg upstages India
Siddhartha Vaidyanathan - Choking to win
Brydon Coverdale - 399 and counting for Gilchrist
Peter English - Australia on the verge of another record
Audio - Ravi Shastri: 'India need to rework their batting strategy'
Audio - Ian Chappell: India did not counterattack

3rd day
Bulletin - India set 499 to win in Melbourne
Quotes - 'Reverse-swing will play a part' - Clarke
Peter English - Declaration shuts India out
Siddhartha Vaidyanathan - India's revival with the ball
Plays of the day - Jumping Jaques and a singing Harbhajan
Audio - Ravi Shastri: Brad Hogg will come into play
Audio - Ian Chappell: A mature declaration
Stats - Ponting's rare failure

2nd day
Bulletin - Clark's spark fires Australia
Peter English - Menacing, miserly and masterly
Siddhartha Vaidyanathan - Dravid symbolised India's diffidence
Quotes - Tendulkar defends tactics
Quotes - Clark silences the doubters
Plays of the day - Milestone in pink
Audio - Ravi Shastri: India's approach was baffling
Audio - Ian Chappell: 'India let Australia get on top'

1st day
Bulletin - Australia crumble to Kumble
Peter English - Pleasing everyone at once
Siddhartha Vaidyanathan - A timely revival of the jet-lagged
Quotes - Kumble rates MCG effort as his best spell overseas
Quotes - 'One of my best hundreds' - Hayden
Plays of the day - Kumble's arrival and Warne's revival
Audio - Ian Chappell: India can compete with Australia
Audio - Ravi Shastri: India got their tactics right
Stats - Kumble's first-day heroics, and home bully Hayden
Gallery - Honours even after Hayden ton and Kumble five

Preview package
Preview - Australia set for MCG dominance
Quotes - Ponting calls for tempered approach
News - We'll do well against Lee - Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly interview - 'I always believed I had it in me to play'
News - Clarke holds firm amid prevailing uncertainty
News - MCG pitch leaves Clark feeling flat
Peter English - A superb but controversial century

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