India tour of Australia, 1st Test: Australia v India at Melbourne, Dec 26-29, 2007
Australia won by 337 runs
26,27,28,29 December 2007 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100

Kumble to Jaques, OUT, Googly! India's captain sells Phil Jaques a dummy and finally there's a breakthrough. Kumble tosses up the googly, it's pitched outside the off and floats invitingly towards Jaques who is advancing down the pitch. Jaques fails to pick the wrong 'un and hangs his bat well inside the line of the ball. Mahendra Singh Dhoni takes the bails off and that is the end of Jaques

PA Jaques st †Dhoni b Kumble 66 (142m 108b 8x4 0x6) SR: 61.11

Australia 135/1   ML Hayden 64* (97b 5x4)   A Kumble 3.4-1-7-1

Khan to Ponting, OUT, Beauty! That is a cracker from Zaheer Khan. This is really good ball from Zaheer and it cleans up Ponting. Zaheer comes round the stumps, changing the angle, and gets this ball to hold its line just a fraction. It's pitched on a good length and this means Ponting is neither fully committed to the front foot nor going back. The ball slips past the outside edge and pegs back the off stump. That is a quality ball to get rid of a massively dangerous batsman.

RT Ponting b Khan 4 (21m 13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 30.76

Australia 162/2   ML Hayden 87* (115b 7x4)   Z Khan 12.5-1-51-1

Kumble to Hussey, OUT, Another one! Kumble strikes again, getting rid of the ever reliable Mike Hussey. This one is a googly on the middle and leg stump, there's just a hint of turn and it's enough to beat the bat and strike pad. Loud shout and an easy decision for the umpire. This one is nailing the off stump and Kumble strikes again, picking up an lbw

MEK Hussey lbw b Kumble 2 (4m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Australia 165/3   ML Hayden 88* (116b 7x4)   A Kumble 6.3-1-20-2

Singh to Clarke, OUT, a wideish, but full, one outside off tempts Clarke into the cut, he simply doesn't get his feet anywhere near it and cuts straight into second slip, where Laxman snaps to his left

MJ Clarke c Laxman b Singh 20 (82m 60b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Australia 225/4   ML Hayden 124* (178b 9x4)   RP Singh 14.1-2-51-1

Khan to Hayden, OUT, curled back in to him, cramped him for room and he popped a soft catch up towards mid on, stopping on the shot. A tame end to a forceful, aggressive-yet-patient innings

ML Hayden c Dravid b Khan 124 (268m 183b 9x4 0x6) SR: 67.75

Australia 241/5   A Symonds 15* (15b 2x4)   Z Khan 17.3-1-78-2

Kumble to Symonds, OUT, Gone! That is a big wicket, huge bonus for India. Kumble drags this one just a touch short, Symonds sees the length and goes for the pull. The ball skids through and hurries on Symonds who is playing a short-arm pull. The batsman can't quite get the elevation he wants and Dinesh Karthik, the substitute fielder, takes a smart catch at midwicket. That is a big wicket for India. What a comeback this has been.

A Symonds c sub (KD Karthik) b Kumble 35 (59m 42b 5x4 0x6) SR: 83.33

Australia 281/6   AC Gilchrist 17* (30b 1x4)   A Kumble 16.4-1-60-3

Kumble to Gilchrist, OUT, Golden arm! Another one for Anil Kumble who scalps yet another big wicket. Tossed up and outside the off. Gilchrist plants his foot down the pitch and plays the big slog sweep. The ball goes off the toe of the bat and straight up into the air. Sachin Tendulkar is in position at point and settles under a simple but critical catch. India are now well and truly on top in this game.

AC Gilchrist c Tendulkar b Kumble 23 (58m 42b 1x4 0x6) SR: 54.76

Australia 288/7   GB Hogg 1* (11b)   A Kumble 18.3-1-63-4

Kumble to Lee, OUT, Five for Kumble! On a first day pitch. This is Anil Kumble at his best. A quick, flat ball on the stumps, it's a Kumble special and good batsmen have found this hard to keep out, forget about tailenders. Lee comes forward but is very late on the shot and wears the ball on pad in front of the stumps. The umpire thinks for a second and up goes the finger!

B Lee lbw b Kumble 0 (11m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Australia 294/8   GB Hogg 6* (22b)   A Kumble 20.2-3-66-5

Khan to Hogg, OUT, Immediate reward for India! Zaheer sends this one in quick and outside the off, it's a bit of a loosener really. Brad Hogg goes for a fancy drive quite wide outside the off stump but only manages a thick edge. Rahul Dravid in the gully region makes no mistake and there's a wicket off the first ball with this second new ball for India.

GB Hogg c Dravid b Khan 17 (54m 44b 0x4 0x6) SR: 38.63

Australia 312/9   MG Johnson 7* (19b 1x6)   Z Khan 20.1-1-86-3

Khan to Clark, OUT, the bouncer, on an off-side line, Clark takes his eye off the ball and tries to make room for the hook, the ball sails up and over to long leg for a relatively straightforward catch by Harbhajan Singh

SR Clark c Harbhajan Singh b Khan 21 (30m 23b 3x4 0x6) SR: 91.30

Australia 343/10   MG Johnson 15* (35b 1x4 1x6)   Z Khan 23.4-1-94-4
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Hours of play (local time) 10.30am start, Lunch 12.30-1.10pm, Tea 3.10-3.30pm, Close 5.30pm

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