Australia tour of India [Sep-Oct 2010], 1st Test: India v Australia at Mohali, Oct 1-5, 2010
India won by 1 wicket
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal SR Watson c Gambhir b Harbhajan Singh 126 461 338 10 0 37.27
111.1 53.8 mph, caught! Harbhajan flights the ball outside off stump and gets it to bounce and turn a little into the right-hander, Watson lunges forward to defend but gets an inside edge on to pad, the ball bobs up off the pad towards short leg where Gambhir dives forward and to his right to catch it with two hand hands 275/6
View dismissal SM Katich lbw b Khan 6 21 12 1 0 50.00
4.2 84.8 mph, Zaheer has nailed Katich and India have a wicket here. Good variation from Zaheer, he has been moving them away most of the time, but he gets this one to duck into Katich, who is caught on the move as he shuffles across and looks to work it to the leg side. Hits him in front of off and it was crashing into middle and leg. 13/1
View dismissal RT Ponting* run out (Raina) 71 154 124 10 0 57.25
41.4 Harbhajan Singh to Watson, appeal for run out and Raina has caught Ponting short of the crease. Full on leg stump and workd off the toes towards midwicket where the live-wire Raina swooped in and sent the throw back in quick time. Ponting seemed to be taking it easy after starting quickly, and Gambhir at short leg did well to get off the ball's path and it crashed into the stumps at the striker's end. 154/2
View dismissal MJ Clarke c Dravid b Harbhajan Singh 14 47 39 2 0 35.89
53.6 50.1 mph, catch no. 197 for Dravid. Clarke went back to play the square cut to one that pitched outside off and spun back into the right-hander, he edged it from off stump and Dravid held on to a sharp, low chance at first slip 172/3
View dismissal MEK Hussey lbw b Khan 17 104 76 0 0 22.36
82.3 81.3 mph, Zaheer has sent Hussey back! Definite reverse swing, this time the other way - it shapes back into Hussey from outside off and defeats his forward prod. Thuds into the pads in front of middle. Was it going down the leg? We will find soon, but Hussey is on the way back. Replays suggest it would have clipped leg stump 218/4
View dismissal MJ North b Khan 0 8 6 0 0 0.00
84.3 85.4 mph, Zaheer has prised out another left hander! This one ducks in from a length outside off, North let it go, rather daring call that. Zaheer thought it missed the stumps and threws his arms up in frustration. But the off bail was knocked back. No one saw it, but Dhoni did. And eventually so did Zaheer. The frown turned into a smile and North was on his way back. 222/5
View dismissal TD Paine c Laxman b Khan 92 294 196 12 0 46.93
150.2 83.8 mph, now that's a catch! And Zaheer has his tenth five-wicket haul. He angled the ball across the right-hander with an upright seam, pitched on a good length in line with the stumps and got it to shape away. Paine pushed forward at it and the ball flew quickly and low off the outside edge towards second slip where Laxman dived forward and to his left to catch it moments before it hit the ground 427/9
View dismissal MG Johnson c †Dhoni b Khan 47 91 66 5 3 71.21
133.1 78.4 mph, the drinks do the trick! Zaheer lets out a roar after sending Johnson out with a neat delivery short of a length outside off stump. Not much movement there, Johnson was playing off the backfoot and got a thin nick as he fished away from the body. Dhoni pouches this one. 357/7
View dismissal NM Hauritz c Gambhir b Harbhajan Singh 9 18 21 1 0 42.85
137.3 50.8 mph, Gambhir has taken a smart catch at short leg and Hauritz is on his way. Regulation offspinner turns into Hauritz from off stump and he looks to work it off the pads with the turn. Gambhir stayed low and pocketed it, off the middle of the bat into his hands. Good anticipation and presence of mind. Harbhajan has three. 373/8
BW Hilfenhaus not out 20 70 38 2 1 52.63
View dismissal DE Bollinger c Sharma b Ojha 0 6 7 0 0 0.00
151.4 52.5 mph, caught at long-on. Bollinger goes after Ojha and skies the slog towards long-on where Ishant runs in from the boundary and takes the catch as he's sliding on the grass. That looked extremely good from Ishant but replays show the ball nearly burst through his fingers. Ojha finally has a wicket in his 52nd over. 428/10
Extras (b 4, lb 9, nb 13) 26
  Total (all out; 151.4 overs; 646 mins) 428 (2.82 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets Z Khan 30 7 94 5 3.13 136 13 0 (1nb)
4.2 to Katich, 84.8 mph, Zaheer has nailed Katich and India have a wicket here. Good variation from Zaheer, he has been moving them away most of the time, but he gets this one to duck into Katich, who is caught on the move as he shuffles across and looks to work it to the leg side. Hits him in front of off and it was crashing into middle and leg. 13/1
82.3 to Hussey, 81.3 mph, Zaheer has sent Hussey back! Definite reverse swing, this time the other way - it shapes back into Hussey from outside off and defeats his forward prod. Thuds into the pads in front of middle. Was it going down the leg? We will find soon, but Hussey is on the way back. Replays suggest it would have clipped leg stump 218/4
84.3 to North, 85.4 mph, Zaheer has prised out another left hander! This one ducks in from a length outside off, North let it go, rather daring call that. Zaheer thought it missed the stumps and threws his arms up in frustration. But the off bail was knocked back. No one saw it, but Dhoni did. And eventually so did Zaheer. The frown turned into a smile and North was on his way back. 222/5
133.1 to Johnson, 78.4 mph, the drinks do the trick! Zaheer lets out a roar after sending Johnson out with a neat delivery short of a length outside off stump. Not much movement there, Johnson was playing off the backfoot and got a thin nick as he fished away from the body. Dhoni pouches this one. 357/7
150.2 to Paine, 83.8 mph, now that's a catch! And Zaheer has his tenth five-wicket haul. He angled the ball across the right-hander with an upright seam, pitched on a good length in line with the stumps and got it to shape away. Paine pushed forward at it and the ball flew quickly and low off the outside edge towards second slip where Laxman dived forward and to his left to catch it moments before it hit the ground 427/9
  I Sharma 11.4 1 71 0 6.08 45 9 0 (10nb)
View wicket PP Ojha 51.4 16 113 1 2.18 249 9 3 (2nb)
151.4 to Bollinger, 52.5 mph, caught at long-on. Bollinger goes after Ojha and skies the slog towards long-on where Ishant runs in from the boundary and takes the catch as he's sliding on the grass. That looked extremely good from Ishant but replays show the ball nearly burst through his fingers. Ojha finally has a wicket in his 52nd over. 428/10
View wickets Harbhajan Singh 49 12 114 3 2.32 228 10 1
53.6 to Clarke, 50.1 mph, catch no. 197 for Dravid. Clarke went back to play the square cut to one that pitched outside off and spun back into the right-hander, he edged it from off stump and Dravid held on to a sharp, low chance at first slip 172/3
111.1 to Watson, 53.8 mph, caught! Harbhajan flights the ball outside off stump and gets it to bounce and turn a little into the right-hander, Watson lunges forward to defend but gets an inside edge on to pad, the ball bobs up off the pad towards short leg where Gambhir dives forward and to his right to catch it with two hand hands 275/6
137.3 to Hauritz, 50.8 mph, Gambhir has taken a smart catch at short leg and Hauritz is on his way. Regulation offspinner turns into Hauritz from off stump and he looks to work it off the pads with the turn. Gambhir stayed low and pocketed it, off the middle of the bat into his hands. Good anticipation and presence of mind. Harbhajan has three. 373/8
  V Sehwag 9.2 1 23 0 2.46 40 2 0
  India 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal G Gambhir lbw b Johnson 25 64 41 2 0 60.97
13.2 91.4 mph, Johnson has got Gambhir. That one held its line and Gambhir's backlift as he played from the backfoot, was from the slips instead of from behind the back. Raps him high on the pads, before the bat can come across, and it would have headed into middle and leg. Umpire Gould raises his finger high in a trice. Gambhir was not happy with the decision. 81/1
View dismissal V Sehwag c Clarke b Johnson 59 94 54 10 0 109.25
19.3 89.5 mph, Johnson has nipped out Sehwag who has looked loose in the last few minutes. Huge wicket this. Short ball angling across from leg to off, Sehwag looks to work it to the leg side and gets a leading edge that lobs up into the covers for a simple catch. 106/2
View dismissal R Dravid c †Paine b Bollinger 77 205 134 12 0 57.46
61.5 88.2 mph, Dougie strikes! Rahul is gone! It was the length delivery that slanted away from Rahul who reached out for it, bat away from the body, and got the edge. It was the regular left-armer's dismissal. Angle it away and hope the batsman stabs away from the body. Nick and gone! 230/4
View dismissal I Sharma b Bollinger 18 73 56 3 0 32.14
37.3 89.5 mph, Ishant has lost his off stump! And he didn't offer a shot there! He looks bemused. Dougie pumps his fist. It landed on a length around off and middle, landed on the seam and moved towards the off stump. Ishant shouldered arms. Death rattle! Clatter! 151/3
View dismissal SR Tendulkar lbw b North 98 251 189 13 0 51.85
95.3 61.1 mph, Marcus has nailed Sachin. The crowd is stunned. Caught him right in front of the stumps and it would have hit the leg stump. It turned in from the off stump line, Tendulkar had a lazy waft across the line, he was walking when he played that shot, looking for a single to the square-leg region but missed it completely. Trapped in front. It would have hit the leg stump. Fine innings but its over now. Who will come out to bat next? 354/5
View dismissal SK Raina lbw b Johnson 86 208 128 14 0 67.18
107.3 88.6 mph, Nailed! Entertaining innings ends. And that's Mitch's five-for. It landed back of length and skidded towards the leg and middle line. Raina was caught at the crease and wafted across the line. The ball kept a touch low as it skidded on and hit him. It would have taken out the leg stump. The predictive eye of broadcasters says it would have hit the middle in fact. 401/9
View dismissal MS Dhoni*† c Watson b Johnson 14 25 28 1 1 50.00
101.5 82.1 mph, Edged and it appears as if it was just short of Watson at first slip.Or was it a clean catch? The fielders aren't sure whether it carried. The umpires have a chat. It appeared as if it was short. Let's see. They go up stairs to the third umpire. And the verdict is that it;s out!.
Replays:The fingers were on the ground and the tv ump reckons it landed on the fingers and went into the palms. This one will be debated in the pubs later I am sure. Some would say it landed on the fingers and rolled on to the palm and hence that's out. The replays does give that impression. Some might say it's an illusion created by that angle and it landed just short. 382/6
View dismissal Harbhajan Singh c †Paine b Johnson 0 2 1 0 0 0.00
101.6 89.9 mph, Laxman is still suffering from the bad back and India's back is giving way here. Two in two for Mitch. A full delivery that slants away from Harbhajan who has a lame and fatal poke at it. Edge and gone! Aussies roar! 382/7
View dismissal Z Khan b Hauritz 6 20 13 1 0 46.15
106.4 48.3 mph, Clatter! Zaheer goes for the big slog sweep and has missed it completely. It was a well-flighted delivery and it broke back in to the hit the middle stump. Even as SMG fumes and rants at how "unnecessary" a shot that was with a batsman at the other end ... the networks in India have gone to ad breaks. Oh well! 399/8
View dismissal VVS Laxman c Clarke b Hauritz 2 10 3 0 0 66.66
108.1 49.7 mph, And it's all over. It was flighted outside off stump and a Laxman, with the bad back, is unable to stretch forward properly in defense. And the ball didn't turn back in. It almost went on straight and went of the edge to first slip. 405/10
PP Ojha not out 0 4 3 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 5, lb 13, w 1, nb 1) 20
  Total (all out; 108.1 overs; 487 mins) 405 (3.74 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  BW Hilfenhaus 25 2 100 0 4.00 103 15 0 (1nb)
View wickets DE Bollinger 16 2 49 2 3.06 74 8 0
37.3 to Sharma, 89.5 mph, Ishant has lost his off stump! And he didn't offer a shot there! He looks bemused. Dougie pumps his fist. It landed on a length around off and middle, landed on the seam and moved towards the off stump. Ishant shouldered arms. Death rattle! Clatter! 151/3
61.5 to Dravid, 88.2 mph, Dougie strikes! Rahul is gone! It was the length delivery that slanted away from Rahul who reached out for it, bat away from the body, and got the edge. It was the regular left-armer's dismissal. Angle it away and hope the batsman stabs away from the body. Nick and gone! 230/4
View wickets MG Johnson 20 5 64 5 3.20 88 9 0
13.2 to Gambhir, 91.4 mph, Johnson has got Gambhir. That one held its line and Gambhir's backlift as he played from the backfoot, was from the slips instead of from behind the back. Raps him high on the pads, before the bat can come across, and it would have headed into middle and leg. Umpire Gould raises his finger high in a trice. Gambhir was not happy with the decision. 81/1
19.3 to Sehwag, 89.5 mph, Johnson has nipped out Sehwag who has looked loose in the last few minutes. Huge wicket this. Short ball angling across from leg to off, Sehwag looks to work it to the leg side and gets a leading edge that lobs up into the covers for a simple catch. 106/2
101.5 to Dhoni, 82.1 mph, Edged and it appears as if it was just short of Watson at first slip.Or was it a clean catch? The fielders aren't sure whether it carried. The umpires have a chat. It appeared as if it was short. Let's see. They go up stairs to the third umpire. And the verdict is that it;s out!.
Replays:The fingers were on the ground and the tv ump reckons it landed on the fingers and went into the palms. This one will be debated in the pubs later I am sure. Some would say it landed on the fingers and rolled on to the palm and hence that's out. The replays does give that impression. Some might say it's an illusion created by that angle and it landed just short. 382/6
101.6 to Harbhajan Singh, 89.9 mph, Laxman is still suffering from the bad back and India's back is giving way here. Two in two for Mitch. A full delivery that slants away from Harbhajan who has a lame and fatal poke at it. Edge and gone! Aussies roar! 382/7
107.3 to Raina, 88.6 mph, Nailed! Entertaining innings ends. And that's Mitch's five-for. It landed back of length and skidded towards the leg and middle line. Raina was caught at the crease and wafted across the line. The ball kept a touch low as it skidded on and hit him. It would have taken out the leg stump. The predictive eye of broadcasters says it would have hit the middle in fact. 401/9
View wickets NM Hauritz 29.1 4 116 2 3.97 122 16 1 (1w)
106.4 to Khan, 48.3 mph, Clatter! Zaheer goes for the big slog sweep and has missed it completely. It was a well-flighted delivery and it broke back in to the hit the middle stump. Even as SMG fumes and rants at how "unnecessary" a shot that was with a batsman at the other end ... the networks in India have gone to ad breaks. Oh well! 399/8
108.1 to Laxman, 49.7 mph, And it's all over. It was flighted outside off stump and a Laxman, with the bad back, is unable to stretch forward properly in defense. And the ball didn't turn back in. It almost went on straight and went of the edge to first slip. 405/10
  SR Watson 6 0 19 0 3.16 28 3 0
View wicket MJ North 12 3 39 1 3.25 51 5 0
95.3 to Tendulkar, 61.1 mph, Marcus has nailed Sachin. The crowd is stunned. Caught him right in front of the stumps and it would have hit the leg stump. It turned in from the off stump line, Tendulkar had a lazy waft across the line, he was walking when he played that shot, looking for a single to the square-leg region but missed it completely. Trapped in front. It would have hit the leg stump. Fine innings but its over now. Who will come out to bat next? 354/5
  Australia 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal SR Watson b Sharma 56 89 59 7 1 94.91
18.1 82.9 mph, It was short and wide and there to be hit. Watson opted for the pull shot but ended up dragging it of the inner edge and on to his stumps. A good innings but its over now. He has provided Australia with a platform. Can the rest make use of it? 87/1
View dismissal SM Katich c †Dhoni b Ojha 37 204 118 2 0 31.35
40.3 49.6 mph, That change in angle has done the trick. It was from round the stumps, landed outside off stump and turned in a bit. Katich pushed inside the line and got the edge. Ojha is delighted. He has been very accurate, he has induced claustrophobia and finally, now, he has taken a wicket in this innings. 138/4
View dismissal RT Ponting* c Raina b Sharma 4 4 4 1 0 100.00
18.5 83.5 mph, Double strike! They had a man at backward square-leg and would you believe it Ponting has pulled straight to him. It was the short ball on the off and middle line, Ponting went for the pull but dragged it low towards Suresh who leaned forward to take a good low catch at backward square-leg. 91/2
View dismissal MJ Clarke c †Dhoni b Sharma 4 10 9 0 0 44.44
20.5 84.6 mph, Clarke is gone and it's not a no ball this time. And what a delivery that. What a nasty awkward lifter. Suddenly, the game has swung around. Suddenly, Ishant has changed things around. Suddenly, the Aussies are on the back foot. It was a sharp bouncer and Clarke went blind: he shut his eyes, yanked his head away and offered his bat as an ungainly face shield. Mistake. The ball flew up, hit the glove, rammed into the shoulder and popped up behind. Clarke quietly turned and walked. The crowd roar. 96/3
View dismissal MEK Hussey lbw b Harbhajan Singh 28 121 72 3 0 38.88
47.1 51.5 mph, Did it pitch outside leg? Yep it did. Well outside leg in fact. It was delivered from over the wicket. This pitched outside leg and turned in. Hussey was shaping to paddle it and was struck in front. Given out lbw. The game hurtles on towards a potentially thrilling finale 154/5
View dismissal MJ North c sub (CA Pujara) b Harbhajan Singh 10 36 33 1 0 30.30
49.5 55.8 mph, Was there an edge or was it solely bat hitting the front toe? North has been struggling throughout his stay and his misery ends now. It landed on the leg and middle line and straightened. North leaned forward to defend but appeared to have got a thin edge on to his pad. The ball popped up to silly point and Harbhajan is elated. I was wondering whether it was given out lbw or as a catch. Replays suggest that there was a thin nick on it. Or may be not! One more replay in now and it shows that the bat hit the front toe. Was there some bat on ball? Hope we get a snickometer replay. And it's tea break now. 165/6
View dismissal TD Paine c sub (CA Pujara) b Ojha 9 13 12 2 0 75.00
50.3 51.2 mph, Pujara takes a sharp catch at silly point. It turned from the middle and off line and Paine shaped to defend. The ball clipped the outer edge and went towards Pujara's boots. Pujara was in fact rising up and moving to his right but somehow managed to get down quickly to grab it with both hands. 165/7
View dismissal MG Johnson c †Dhoni b Khan 3 12 7 0 0 42.85
52.2 80.8 mph, Johnson was caught in two minds- whether to play or leave it and he chose very late to leave it. Too late. The shiny side was outside and it wobbled away after landing on a length outside off stump. Mitch tried to withdraw his bat very late and the ball ran of the face of the bat to Dhoni. 170/8
View dismissal NM Hauritz b Khan 9 28 15 0 0 60.00
56.6 86.0 mph, What a magical delivery! Too good for any one that. Zaheer roars. It came in from that round-the-stumps angle, landed on the middle and off line and reversed away to knock out the off stump. Hauritz was looking to tap it to the on side and had no defense against that reversing gem. 183/9
View dismissal BW Hilfenhaus b Khan 6 36 29 0 0 20.68
60.5 85.2 mph, Yorked! Wicket no 250. It crashed into the middle stump; Hilfy couldn't get his bat down in time. Zaheer has a look at the batsman, smiles gently, walks away, spread his arms and roars. No 250 and he leads the team off the field. Zaheer khan is the fifth Indian bowler to reach the 250 wicket mark. 192/10
DE Bollinger not out 5 15 12 0 0 41.66
Extras (b 12, lb 4, nb 5) 21
  Total (all out; 60.5 overs; 292 mins) 192 (3.15 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets Z Khan 11.5 1 43 3 3.63 47 4 0
52.2 to Johnson, 80.8 mph, Johnson was caught in two minds- whether to play or leave it and he chose very late to leave it. Too late. The shiny side was outside and it wobbled away after landing on a length outside off stump. Mitch tried to withdraw his bat very late and the ball ran of the face of the bat to Dhoni. 170/8
56.6 to Hauritz, 86.0 mph, What a magical delivery! Too good for any one that. Zaheer roars. It came in from that round-the-stumps angle, landed on the middle and off line and reversed away to knock out the off stump. Hauritz was looking to tap it to the on side and had no defense against that reversing gem. 183/9
60.5 to Hilfenhaus, 85.2 mph, Yorked! Wicket no 250. It crashed into the middle stump; Hilfy couldn't get his bat down in time. Zaheer has a look at the batsman, smiles gently, walks away, spread his arms and roars. No 250 and he leads the team off the field. Zaheer khan is the fifth Indian bowler to reach the 250 wicket mark. 192/10
View wickets I Sharma 9 2 34 3 3.77 40 4 0 (5nb)
18.1 to Watson, 82.9 mph, It was short and wide and there to be hit. Watson opted for the pull shot but ended up dragging it of the inner edge and on to his stumps. A good innings but its over now. He has provided Australia with a platform. Can the rest make use of it? 87/1
18.5 to Ponting, 83.5 mph, Double strike! They had a man at backward square-leg and would you believe it Ponting has pulled straight to him. It was the short ball on the off and middle line, Ponting went for the pull but dragged it low towards Suresh who leaned forward to take a good low catch at backward square-leg. 91/2
20.5 to Clarke, 84.6 mph, Clarke is gone and it's not a no ball this time. And what a delivery that. What a nasty awkward lifter. Suddenly, the game has swung around. Suddenly, Ishant has changed things around. Suddenly, the Aussies are on the back foot. It was a sharp bouncer and Clarke went blind: he shut his eyes, yanked his head away and offered his bat as an ungainly face shield. Mistake. The ball flew up, hit the glove, rammed into the shoulder and popped up behind. Clarke quietly turned and walked. The crowd roar. 96/3
View wickets Harbhajan Singh 23 7 40 2 1.73 107 2 0
47.1 to Hussey, 51.5 mph, Did it pitch outside leg? Yep it did. Well outside leg in fact. It was delivered from over the wicket. This pitched outside leg and turned in. Hussey was shaping to paddle it and was struck in front. Given out lbw. The game hurtles on towards a potentially thrilling finale 154/5
49.5 to North, 55.8 mph, Was there an edge or was it solely bat hitting the front toe? North has been struggling throughout his stay and his misery ends now. It landed on the leg and middle line and straightened. North leaned forward to defend but appeared to have got a thin edge on to his pad. The ball popped up to silly point and Harbhajan is elated. I was wondering whether it was given out lbw or as a catch. Replays suggest that there was a thin nick on it. Or may be not! One more replay in now and it shows that the bat hit the front toe. Was there some bat on ball? Hope we get a snickometer replay. And it's tea break now. 165/6
View wickets PP Ojha 17 1 59 2 3.47 71 6 1
40.3 to Katich, 49.6 mph, That change in angle has done the trick. It was from round the stumps, landed outside off stump and turned in a bit. Katich pushed inside the line and got the edge. Ojha is delighted. He has been very accurate, he has induced claustrophobia and finally, now, he has taken a wicket in this innings. 138/4
50.3 to Paine, 51.2 mph, Pujara takes a sharp catch at silly point. It turned from the middle and off line and Paine shaped to defend. The ball clipped the outer edge and went towards Pujara's boots. Pujara was in fact rising up and moving to his right but somehow managed to get down quickly to grab it with both hands. 165/7
  India 2nd innings (target: 216 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal G Gambhir lbw b Hilfenhaus 0 3 4 0 0 0.00
0.4 85.0 mph, Given out lbw! There was a big inside edge. And it hit him outside off. It was a length delivery straightening outside off stump, Gambhir leaned forward to defend and it struck the inside edge and hit his pad. Gambhir is not happy as he walks off. 0/1
View dismissal V Sehwag c Hussey b Hilfenhaus 17 63 23 2 0 73.91
11.5 83.4 mph, The Australians explode in joy. They all get into a celebratory huddle. It was banged in short again but this one was chest-high and around the off stump. Sehwag just opened the bat-face and guided it softly to gully! He usually upper cuts them but has been circumspect today. And he is gone now. What a moment this. Tendulkar stands alone in the middle. 48/3
View dismissal R Dravid c †Paine b Bollinger 13 34 28 3 0 46.42
7.4 79.0 mph, Bollinger nails Rahul Dravid. Again. It was a full-length delivery well outside off and Rahul lunged across to defend, bat away from the body and got a thin edge. Dravid stands there for a while before he turns back and walks away. Must be disappointment at the losing his wicket and pushing so far away from the body as there was an edge. India wobbling at 31 for 2. Sehwag is still out there. 31/2
View dismissal SR Tendulkar c Hussey b Bollinger 38 106 64 5 0 59.37
29.6 86.5 mph, And ladies and gentleman, that's the end of Tendulkar. The Aussies roar in joy. Big moment this. It was the short delivery around the off stump, there was not much room for a square-cut but Tendulkar was thinking about the upper cut. He arched back, tried to create some room and went for the upper cut. The ball flew to left of gully where Hussey held on to a sharp catch. Tendulkar knew positive intent is the way to go today and tried to put his plan into action. It just wasn't his day today. VVS Laxman is still there of course. 119/6
View dismissal SK Raina c North b Hilfenhaus 0 6 3 0 0 0.00
13.2 85.2 mph, It wouldn't surprise many that Raina has been bounced out. He hopped to get on top of the chest-high bouncer but could only poke it to slips. Gone! It was a surprise that they didn't bounce that many at him in the first innings. They have corrected it this time. Australia are on the kill here. They are hustling the Indians. Tendulkar is still out there.Zaheer Khan walks out 48/4
View dismissal Z Khan c Clarke b Hauritz 10 43 34 1 0 29.41
23.5 51.7 mph, Hauritz has taken out Zaheer with a straighter one. First strike on the final day. It landed outside off stump and didn't turn in. Zaheer was playing for the off break and pushed inside the line. The ball clipped the edge and went to first slip. And the pressure increases on India. 76/5
VVS Laxman not out 73 182 79 8 0 92.40
View dismissal MS Dhoni*† run out (Hilfenhaus) 2 19 14 0 0 14.28
33.2 Bollinger to Laxman, Dhoni is run out! Aussies celebrate with immense joy. It was pushed between mid-on and mid-off. Dhoni took couple of steps before he froze. Perhaps it was because of the confusion over the runner. There was a easy run in that. Raina was more than half-way down the track. He also stopped. Meanwhile, Hilfenhaus picked the ball casually hardly realising the drama behind him. He then turned and looked at the possibility. Dhoni now charged across. Hilfy threw. The ball went past Dhoni and crashed into the stumps at the other end. GOne! Dhoni didn't run across the pitch, he kept running straight. 122/7
View dismissal Harbhajan Singh c Ponting b Bollinger 2 1 2 0 0 100.00
33.4 86.8 mph, Another one gone. Australia close in! It could be all over in the first session itself. It was the short delivery that kicked up just below chest-high. Harbhajan had got his arms up before he decided to take the bat out of the way. Too late. The ball flew in, rammed into the gloves and popped up to the slip cordon. 124/8
View dismissal I Sharma lbw b Hilfenhaus 31 106 92 5 0 33.69
55.2 69.8 mph, Game on a knife's edge now. Last man walks out. That's the wicket Australia was looking for! Ishant's long brave patient vigil is over. It was the lovely slower one, off cutter on the middle and leg line and full in length. Ishant drives but outside the line. The ball lands and turns towards the leg stump. Got to see the replays: It looks as if it would have missed the leg stump. Replays show that that ball would have comfortably missed the leg stump! oh well.. 205/9
PP Ojha not out 5 19 10 0 0 50.00
Extras (b 10, lb 8, w 6, nb 1) 25
  Total (9 wickets; 58.4 overs; 300 mins) 216 (3.68 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets BW Hilfenhaus 19 3 57 4 3.00 89 7 0 (1nb, 1w)
0.4 to Gambhir, 85.0 mph, Given out lbw! There was a big inside edge. And it hit him outside off. It was a length delivery straightening outside off stump, Gambhir leaned forward to defend and it struck the inside edge and hit his pad. Gambhir is not happy as he walks off. 0/1
11.5 to Sehwag, 83.4 mph, The Australians explode in joy. They all get into a celebratory huddle. It was banged in short again but this one was chest-high and around the off stump. Sehwag just opened the bat-face and guided it softly to gully! He usually upper cuts them but has been circumspect today. And he is gone now. What a moment this. Tendulkar stands alone in the middle. 48/3
13.2 to Raina, 85.2 mph, It wouldn't surprise many that Raina has been bounced out. He hopped to get on top of the chest-high bouncer but could only poke it to slips. Gone! It was a surprise that they didn't bounce that many at him in the first innings. They have corrected it this time. Australia are on the kill here. They are hustling the Indians. Tendulkar is still out there.Zaheer Khan walks out 48/4
55.2 to Sharma, 69.8 mph, Game on a knife's edge now. Last man walks out. That's the wicket Australia was looking for! Ishant's long brave patient vigil is over. It was the lovely slower one, off cutter on the middle and leg line and full in length. Ishant drives but outside the line. The ball lands and turns towards the leg stump. Got to see the replays: It looks as if it would have missed the leg stump. Replays show that that ball would have comfortably missed the leg stump! oh well.. 205/9
View wickets DE Bollinger 8 0 32 3 4.00 33 5 0 (1w)
7.4 to Dravid, 79.0 mph, Bollinger nails Rahul Dravid. Again. It was a full-length delivery well outside off and Rahul lunged across to defend, bat away from the body and got a thin edge. Dravid stands there for a while before he turns back and walks away. Must be disappointment at the losing his wicket and pushing so far away from the body as there was an edge. India wobbling at 31 for 2. Sehwag is still out there. 31/2
29.6 to Tendulkar, 86.5 mph, And ladies and gentleman, that's the end of Tendulkar. The Aussies roar in joy. Big moment this. It was the short delivery around the off stump, there was not much room for a square-cut but Tendulkar was thinking about the upper cut. He arched back, tried to create some room and went for the upper cut. The ball flew to left of gully where Hussey held on to a sharp catch. Tendulkar knew positive intent is the way to go today and tried to put his plan into action. It just wasn't his day today. VVS Laxman is still there of course. 119/6
33.4 to Harbhajan Singh, 86.8 mph, Another one gone. Australia close in! It could be all over in the first session itself. It was the short delivery that kicked up just below chest-high. Harbhajan had got his arms up before he decided to take the bat out of the way. Too late. The ball flew in, rammed into the gloves and popped up to the slip cordon. 124/8
  MG Johnson 16.4 2 50 0 3.00 72 5 0
View wicket NM Hauritz 9 1 45 1 5.00 32 6 0
23.5 to Khan, 51.7 mph, Hauritz has taken out Zaheer with a straighter one. First strike on the final day. It landed outside off stump and didn't turn in. Zaheer was playing for the off break and pushed inside the line. The ball clipped the edge and went to first slip. And the pressure increases on India. 76/5
  MJ North 4 0 8 0 2.00 17 0 0
  SR Watson 2 0 6 0 3.00 9 1 0

Match details


Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Series - India led the 2-match series 1-0
Player of the match - Z Khan (India)
Umpires - BF Bowden (New Zealand) and IJ Gould (England)
TV umpire - SS Hazare
Match referee - BC Broad (England)
Reserve umpire - S Das
Close of play
  • Fri, 1 Oct - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 224/5 (SR Watson 101*, TD Paine 1*, 90 ov)
  • Sat, 2 Oct - day 2 - India 1st innings 110/2 (R Dravid 21*, I Sharma 0*, 21 ov)
  • Sun, 3 Oct - day 3 - India 1st innings 405
  • Mon, 4 Oct - day 4 - India 2nd innings 55/4 (SR Tendulkar 10*, Z Khan 5*, 17 ov)
  • Tue, 5 Oct - day 5 - India 2nd innings 216/9 (58.4 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 5
Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • Australia 1st innings
    • Drinks: Australia - 36/1 in 12.0 overs (SR Watson 14, RT Ponting 13)
    • Australia: 50 runs in 12.5 overs (84 balls), Extras 8
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 64 balls (SR Watson 27, RT Ponting 17, Ex 6)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 27.1 overs (171 balls), Extras 11
    • Lunch: Australia - 101/1 in 28.0 overs (SR Watson 44, RT Ponting 40)
    • RT Ponting: 50 off 88 balls (7 x 4)
    • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 160 balls (SR Watson 39, RT Ponting 52, Ex 9)
    • SR Watson: 50 off 103 balls (5 x 4)
    • Australia: 150 runs in 39.3 overs (246 balls), Extras 13
    • Drinks: Australia - 154/2 in 41.4 overs (SR Watson 64)
    • Tea: Australia - 179/3 in 57.0 overs (SR Watson 75, MEK Hussey 0)
    • Australia: 200 runs in 71.4 overs (439 balls), Extras 13
    • Drinks: Australia - 210/3 in 74.0 overs (SR Watson 92, MEK Hussey 14)
    • SR Watson: 100 off 258 balls (8 x 4)
    • End Of Day: Australia - 224/5 in 90.0 overs (SR Watson 101, TD Paine 1)
    • Drinks: Australia - 249/5 in 104.0 overs (SR Watson 118, TD Paine 9)
    • Australia: 250 runs in 104.3 overs (637 balls), Extras 15
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 151 balls (SR Watson 25, TD Paine 23, Ex 2)
    • Lunch: Australia - 295/6 in 119.0 overs (TD Paine 36, MG Johnson 9)
    • Australia: 300 runs in 120.5 overs (736 balls), Extras 16
    • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 85 balls (TD Paine 19, MG Johnson 31, Ex 0)
    • TD Paine: 50 off 132 balls (7 x 4)
    • Australia: 350 runs in 132.2 overs (805 balls), Extras 16
    • Drinks: Australia - 357/6 in 133.0 overs (TD Paine 60, MG Johnson 47)
    • Tea: Australia - 390/8 in 145.0 overs (TD Paine 75, BW Hilfenhaus 9)
    • New Ball Taken: Australia 397/8 after 146.5 overs (TD Paine 81, BW Hilfenhaus 10)
    • Australia: 400 runs in 146.6 overs (893 balls), Extras 20
    • 9th Wicket: 50 runs in 69 balls (TD Paine 23, BW Hilfenhaus 19, Ex 10)
    • Innings Break: Australia - 428/10 in 151.4 overs (BW Hilfenhaus 20)
    • India 1st innings
    • India: 50 runs in 10.1 overs (61 balls), Extras 5
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 61 balls (G Gambhir 20, V Sehwag 28, Ex 5)
    • Drinks: India - 62/0 in 11.0 overs (G Gambhir 20, V Sehwag 37)
    • V Sehwag: 50 off 38 balls (9 x 4)
    • India: 100 runs in 16.3 overs (99 balls), Extras 5
    • End Of Day: India - 110/2 in 21.0 overs (R Dravid 21, I Sharma 0)
    • India: 150 runs in 36.5 overs (222 balls), Extras 6
    • Drinks: India - 150/2 in 37.0 overs (R Dravid 42, I Sharma 18)
    • R Dravid: 50 off 92 balls (9 x 4)
    • Lunch: India - 191/3 in 49.0 overs (R Dravid 62, SR Tendulkar 21)
    • India: 200 runs in 54.1 overs (326 balls), Extras 6
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 103 balls (R Dravid 23, SR Tendulkar 28, Ex 0)
    • Drinks: India - 240/4 in 64.0 overs (SR Tendulkar 48, SK Raina 3)
    • SR Tendulkar: 50 off 95 balls (7 x 4)
    • India: 250 runs in 67.3 overs (406 balls), Extras 10
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 87 balls (SR Tendulkar 19, SK Raina 26, Ex 5)
    • Tea: India - 280/4 in 77.0 overs (SR Tendulkar 64, SK Raina 26)
    • India: 300 runs in 79.6 overs (481 balls), Extras 11
    • SK Raina: 50 off 80 balls (9 x 4)
    • 5th Wicket: 100 runs in 173 balls (SR Tendulkar 37, SK Raina 58, Ex 5)
    • Drinks: India - 334/4 in 92.0 overs (SR Tendulkar 84, SK Raina 60)
    • India: 350 runs in 94.5 overs (571 balls), Extras 12
    • India: 400 runs in 106.6 overs (644 balls), Extras 16
    • End Of Day: India - 405/10 in 108.1 overs (PP Ojha 0)
    • Australia 2nd innings
    • Australia: 50 runs in 6.4 overs (43 balls), Extras 11
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 43 balls (SR Watson 37, SM Katich 7, Ex 11)
    • Drinks: Australia - 67/0 in 12.0 overs (SR Watson 43, SM Katich 13)
    • SR Watson: 50 off 51 balls (6 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 21.1 overs (131 balls), Extras 12
    • Lunch: Australia - 100/3 in 23.0 overs (SM Katich 24, MEK Hussey 0)
    • Drinks: Australia - 133/3 in 37.0 overs (SM Katich 36, MEK Hussey 20)
    • Australia: 150 runs in 46.1 overs (282 balls), Extras 17
    • Tea: Australia - 165/6 in 49.5 overs (TD Paine 9)
    • Innings Break: Australia - 192/10 in 60.5 overs (DE Bollinger 5)
    • India 2nd innings
    • India: 50 runs in 14.6 overs (92 balls), Extras 10
    • End Of Day: India - 55/4 in 17.0 overs (SR Tendulkar 10, Z Khan 5)
    • India: 100 runs in 26.6 overs (164 balls), Extras 11
    • Drinks: India - 119/6 in 30.0 overs (VVS Laxman 24)
    • India: 150 runs in 38.5 overs (236 balls), Extras 18
    • Lunch: India - 162/8 in 42.0 overs (VVS Laxman 48, I Sharma 14)
    • VVS Laxman: 50 off 48 balls (7 x 4)
    • 9th Wicket: 50 runs in 68 balls (VVS Laxman 28, I Sharma 20, Ex 2)
    • India: 200 runs in 52.1 overs (316 balls), Extras 23
    • Drinks: India - 204/8 in 55.0 overs (VVS Laxman 68, I Sharma 31)
 
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