India tour of Australia, 2nd Test: Australia v India at Sydney, Jan 2-6, 2008
Australia won by 122 runs
2,3,4,5,6 January 2008 (5-day match)
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2.3

Singh to Jaques, OUT, and RP strikes! Huge bounce outside off, Jaques tries to square cut off the back foot and sends a huge nick instead through to Dhoni who pouches a straightforward catch at hip height

PA Jaques c †Dhoni b Singh 0 (11m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Australia 0/1   ML Hayden 0* (6b)   RP Singh 1.3-1-0-1
8.4

Singh to Hayden, OUT, another wicket for RP! A great catch at first slip, after Hayden is squared up, short of a length, and Tendulkar snaps well to his right - possibly should have been the keeper's, then

ML Hayden c Tendulkar b Singh 13 (43m 26b 2x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Australia 27/2   RT Ponting 12* (18b 1x4)   RP Singh 4.4-1-12-2
29.5

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, OUT, Harbhajan Singh gets Ponting again, he bowls the straighter one on off and middle stump, Ponting goes back and tries to work it on the leg side, he gets a massive inside edge on to the pad in front of middle stump but umpire Benson raises the finger this time

RT Ponting lbw b Harbhajan Singh 55 (128m 69b 9x4 0x6) SR: 79.71

Australia 119/3   MEK Hussey 41* (78b 3x4)   Harbhajan Singh 5.5-1-16-1
30.1

Singh to Hussey, OUT, RP gets his third! He persists with the line just outside off stump, angling into Hussey and then straightening, Hussey plays it off the back foot and opens the face of the bat, the ball takes the edge and goes towards first slip where Tendulkar takes a low catch

MEK Hussey c Tendulkar b Singh 41 (100m 79b 3x4 0x6) SR: 51.89

Australia 119/4   MJ Clarke 0* (1b)   RP Singh 9.1-1-44-3
31.4

Harbhajan Singh to Clarke, OUT, now that is plumb, absolutely plumb, Harbhajan Singh tosses the ball superbly on off stump, what was Clarke thinking when he moved forward and offered no shot, the ball hit the pad in front of off and middle stump and umpire Benson's finger goes up in a flash

MJ Clarke lbw b Harbhajan Singh 1 (11m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

Australia 121/5   A Symonds 1* (6b)   Harbhajan Singh 6.4-1-18-2
34.5

Singh to Gilchrist, OUT, Tendulkar picks up his third catch! RP draws Gilchrist forward with his length and angle into the left-hander, the ball straightens off the pitch and takes the outside edge of Gilchrist's forward push, the edge flies low to first slip, it was dipping and Tendulkar had to dive forward to take the catch

AC Gilchrist c Tendulkar b Singh 7 (14m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 87.50

Australia 134/6   A Symonds 7* (17b 1x4)   RP Singh 11.5-2-49-4
71.1

Kumble to Hogg, OUT, caught! Kumble looks up at the sky in relief, Hogg tries to force the ball through the off side off the back foot, the ball bounces a bit more and takes the outside edge which flies towards first slip where Dravid remains alert despite all the runs that have flowed

GB Hogg c Dravid b Kumble 79 (149m 102b 10x4 0x6) SR: 77.45

Australia 307/7   A Symonds 101* (133b 11x4 2x6)   A Kumble 15.1-0-65-1
102.5

Kumble to Lee, OUT, got him this time, the change has worked. A big step forward, the ball cut in from outside off and hit him on the pad

B Lee lbw b Kumble 59 (132m 121b 10x4 0x6) SR: 48.76

Australia 421/8   A Symonds 148* (202b 18x4 2x6)   A Kumble 20.5-0-82-2
110.6

Kumble to Johnson, OUT, gone this time, going with the spin and aiming for the pull shot six, picking out the man at deep midwicket instead and the end of a tidy cameo

MG Johnson c Ganguly b Kumble 28 (29m 30b 5x4 0x6) SR: 93.33

Australia 461/9   A Symonds 160* (221b 18x4 2x6)   A Kumble 25-0-105-3
112.3

Kumble to Clark, OUT, nipped back in from the off stump and was hitting leg stump and Umpire Bucknor brings up the finger

SR Clark lbw b Kumble 0 (5m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Australia 463/10   A Symonds 162* (226b 18x4 2x6)   A Kumble 25.3-0-106-4
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