India tour of Australia, 4th Test: Australia v India at Adelaide, Jan 24-28, 2008
Match drawn
Played at Adelaide Oval
24,25,26,27,28 January 2008 (5-day match)
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Johnson to Pathan, OUT, caught! That was an excellent ball from Johnson, the length on off stump drew Pathan forward and the ball bounced and seamed away from the left-hander, Pathan defended with the bat a little away from his body and the outside edge was easily taken by Gilchrist

IK Pathan c †Gilchrist b Johnson 9 (34m 21b 2x4 0x6) SR: 42.85

India 34/1   V Sehwag 21* (24b 3x4)   MG Johnson 3.3-0-16-1

Johnson to Dravid, OUT, caught! Dravid fends at one that pitches around off stump and slants across the right-hander, Dravid fends timidly at it, looking to defend, and the outside edge goes straight to Ponting at second slip for the easiest of catches

R Dravid c Ponting b Johnson 18 (73m 55b 0x4 0x6) SR: 32.72

India 82/2   V Sehwag 49* (66b 6x4)   MG Johnson 9.2-1-31-2

Lee to Sehwag, OUT, caught! Sehwag hardly moves his feet as he tries to cut one from Lee that holds its line outside off stump, the thick outside edge races to Hayden, who is back at first slip, and he takes the catch comfortably

V Sehwag c Hayden b Lee 63 (152m 90b 6x4 0x6) SR: 70.00

India 122/3   SR Tendulkar 19* (34b 4x4)   B Lee 10.5-1-38-1

Hogg to Ganguly, OUT, a loud long appeal from Hogg and Rauf raises the finger after a long think, Ganguly got a long stride forward and tried to sweep, he was hit just in line of off stump but he was a long way forward, that's the fourth time Hogg has dismissed him in the series, Ganguly had his back foot on the crease and his front foot stretched well forward, however Hawkeye showed the ball hitting the top of off stump

SC Ganguly lbw b Hogg 7 (42m 29b 1x4 0x6) SR: 24.13

India 156/4   SR Tendulkar 40* (61b 5x4 1x6)   GB Hogg 6-0-24-1

Lee to Laxman, OUT, caught! Lee bowled a short ball, Laxman was looking to duck but the ball didn't bounce high enough, Laxman was helpless as the ball thudded into his gloves and lobbed up towards Gilchrist who took a simple catch, Laxman misjudged the bounce on that one and he should have pulled that instead of trying to duck

VVS Laxman c †Gilchrist b Lee 51 (134m 102b 5x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

India 282/5   SR Tendulkar 112* (150b 9x4 3x6)   B Lee 18.3-1-56-2

Johnson to Dhoni, OUT, caught in the deep! It was a short ball outside off stump, Dhoni goes for the cut and doesn't try to keep it down, he's hit that very hard but Ponting has placed Symonds at deep point and the ball flies straight to him, Australia have broken through within the first half hour, not a very good ball from Johnson but Dhoni picked out the one man on the boundary

MS Dhoni c Symonds b Johnson 16 (75m 64b 1x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

India 336/6   SR Tendulkar 138* (184b 11x4 3x6)   MG Johnson 26.4-4-84-3

Lee to Tendulkar, OUT, caught! Tendulkar tries to take on Lee, who bowls a short ball, Tendulkar tries to pull but hits it high in the air towards deep square leg where Hogg runs in from the boundary and takes a simple catch, the ball hit the high part of the bat, Lee pats Tendulkar on the back, acknowledging a wonderful innings, it's been an absorbing battle between Lee and Tendulkar

SR Tendulkar c Hogg b Lee 153 (342m 205b 13x4 3x6) SR: 74.63

India 359/7   A Kumble 7* (20b 1x4)   B Lee 27.3-3-87-3

Symonds to Harbhajan Singh, OUT, and again! But this time Harbhajan tries to slog Symonds over midwicket and gets a top edge that swirls high in the air, Gilchrist runs towards square leg to take a simple catch, he now has equalled Mark Boucher for the most dismissals in Tests

Harbhajan Singh c †Gilchrist b Symonds 63 (135m 103b 7x4 0x6) SR: 61.16

India 466/8   A Kumble 46* (128b 7x4)   A Symonds 5.3-0-17-1

Clarke to Singh, OUT, caught! RP tries to loft over midwicket but he doesn't get the elevation necessary to beat the fielder, Johnson takes a simple catch at head height

RP Singh c Johnson b Clarke 0 (3m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

India 468/9   A Kumble 48* (130b 7x4)   MJ Clarke 6.3-0-29-1

Johnson to Kumble, OUT, caught! Gilchrist goes past Boucher as the wicketkeeper with the most dismissals in Tests, Kumble tries to drive a good length ball through cover and gets a thick edge through to Gilchrist who snaps up an easy catch, the Indian innings finally comes to a close

A Kumble c †Gilchrist b Johnson 87 (249m 205b 9x4 0x6) SR: 42.43

India 526/10   I Sharma 14* (48b 1x4)   MG Johnson 37.5-6-126-4
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Hours of play (local time) 11am start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00

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