Australia tour of India [Sep-Oct 2010], 2nd Test: India v Australia at Bangalore, Oct 9-13, 2010
India won by 7 wickets
9,10,11,12,13 October 2010 (5-day match)
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal SR Watson c †Dhoni b Ojha 57 149 88 9 0 64.77
34.2 50.5 mph, Gloved! Or may be from the shoulder of the bat. Sharp catch from MSDhoni. It was a touch quicker, landed on a length around middle and off and turned. Watson leaned forward for the defensive poke but it bounced and turned to catch his gloves. Dhoni does well to adjust quickly and grabs it. Watson falls after giving a good start. 113/2
View dismissal SM Katich c Dravid b Harbhajan Singh 43 124 95 7 0 45.26
27.5 53.2 mph, Harbhajan roars! Catch no 198 for Rahul. It was the off break just outside off stump, Katich was fresh from that slashed four and perhaps thought he could cut this one to right of backward point for another boundary. Mistake. The ball flew of the outside edge and Rahul swallowed it with his bucket hands at first slip. Katich falls short of 50 but together with Watson, he has given a solid platform. Enter Ricky 99/1
View dismissal RT Ponting* lbw b Raina 77 204 147 12 0 52.38
75.2 52.9 mph, Raina has removed Ponting, would you believe it! Another conventional offie, lands on and around off stump. Ponting moves across and looks to work it off the pads with the spin and misses. Struck in front of middle and leg. That would have struck leg stump. Ponting is on his way. 256/5
View dismissal MJ Clarke c Raina b Harbhajan Singh 14 26 26 1 0 53.84
41.4 52.3 mph, That typical Harbhajan mode of dismissal. A batsman lunges forward. The ball turns and it goes off bat and pad to a close-in fielder. This one too was similar. Clarke leaned forward to defend; the ball dipped and turned, got the inside edge, fell on the pad and popped up towards backward short-leg. Raina dived forward to grab it with both hands. Good catch. It was dying on him.Clarke is gone, Australia wobbling a touch. 132/3
View dismissal MEK Hussey c Sehwag b Khan 34 71 45 4 0 75.55
58.2 81.6 mph, And he has edged it to that gully fielder! It was a length delivery outside the off stump, Huss reached out, bat away from the body, and edged his drive to right of gully where Sehwag pouches it. Sehwag made that look very easy. Nice soft hands and good reflex. Hussey was looking to be positive today and had made a breezy 34 but he is gone now. Enter Marcus North who is under pressure to score some runs. 198/4
View dismissal MJ North c Sreesanth b Harbhajan Singh 128 333 240 17 1 53.33
136.3 52.1 mph, North's career-saving innings comes to an end. He has holed out at deep midwicket, in search for quick runs that was the need of the hour. He went for the slog sweep and found Sreesanth. North was under severe pressure at the start of the Test and he has responded with a hundred. 458/8
View dismissal TD Paine st †Dhoni b Ojha 59 180 133 8 0 44.36
116.6 48.5 mph, Ojha has done him in flight and turn. Fine delivery this. It dipped on Paine who was stretching forward to defend. His back leg went sliding outside the crease as he groped forward to search for the flighted delivery. It gripped and turned and Dhoni removed the bails in a flash. Fine innings comes to an end. Paine has taken Australia to 400. Can Mitch and then the tailenders stay with North long enough? 405/6
View dismissal MG Johnson lbw b Ojha 0 7 7 0 0 0.00
118.4 52.6 mph, It turned in from outside the off stump and Mitch was caught on the back foot. He went back to defend but couldn't handle the quickish turn and was struck in front of the off stump. North is still out there. Will he get some support or will India run through the tail? 415/7
View dismissal NM Hauritz run out (Pujara) 17 72 51 2 0 33.33
137.5 Sreesanth to Hilfenhaus, Hauritz is run out. Direct from Pujara! It was squeezed out to point region where Pujara makes a diving stop and fires in a throw at the striker's end. The bat slips out of his hand when Hauritz tried to drag it in and he then tried to lurch into the crease but the direct hit found him short of the line. 459/9
BW Hilfenhaus not out 16 21 17 2 1 94.11
View dismissal PR George st †Dhoni b Harbhajan Singh 2 12 6 0 0 33.33
140.6 53.5 mph, Peter lunges out to push-drive but it goes past his bat and Dhoni removes the bails quickly. His back foot was on the line. 478/10
Extras (b 9, lb 12, w 1, nb 9) 31
  Total (all out; 141 overs; 604 mins) 478 (3.39 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket Z Khan 23 5 84 1 3.65 102 14 0
58.2 to Hussey, 81.6 mph, And he has edged it to that gully fielder! It was a length delivery outside the off stump, Huss reached out, bat away from the body, and edged his drive to right of gully where Sehwag pouches it. Sehwag made that look very easy. Nice soft hands and good reflex. Hussey was looking to be positive today and had made a breezy 34 but he is gone now. Enter Marcus North who is under pressure to score some runs. 198/4
  S Sreesanth 21 1 79 0 3.76 97 11 0 (6nb, 1w)
View wickets PP Ojha 42 7 120 3 2.85 191 15 1 (2nb)
34.2 to Watson, 50.5 mph, Gloved! Or may be from the shoulder of the bat. Sharp catch from MSDhoni. It was a touch quicker, landed on a length around middle and off and turned. Watson leaned forward for the defensive poke but it bounced and turned to catch his gloves. Dhoni does well to adjust quickly and grabs it. Watson falls after giving a good start. 113/2
116.6 to Paine, 48.5 mph, Ojha has done him in flight and turn. Fine delivery this. It dipped on Paine who was stretching forward to defend. His back leg went sliding outside the crease as he groped forward to search for the flighted delivery. It gripped and turned and Dhoni removed the bails in a flash. Fine innings comes to an end. Paine has taken Australia to 400. Can Mitch and then the tailenders stay with North long enough? 405/6
118.4 to Johnson, 52.6 mph, It turned in from outside the off stump and Mitch was caught on the back foot. He went back to defend but couldn't handle the quickish turn and was struck in front of the off stump. North is still out there. Will he get some support or will India run through the tail? 415/7
View wickets Harbhajan Singh 43 3 148 4 3.44 180 20 1
27.5 to Katich, 53.2 mph, Harbhajan roars! Catch no 198 for Rahul. It was the off break just outside off stump, Katich was fresh from that slashed four and perhaps thought he could cut this one to right of backward point for another boundary. Mistake. The ball flew of the outside edge and Rahul swallowed it with his bucket hands at first slip. Katich falls short of 50 but together with Watson, he has given a solid platform. Enter Ricky 99/1
41.4 to Clarke, 52.3 mph, That typical Harbhajan mode of dismissal. A batsman lunges forward. The ball turns and it goes off bat and pad to a close-in fielder. This one too was similar. Clarke leaned forward to defend; the ball dipped and turned, got the inside edge, fell on the pad and popped up towards backward short-leg. Raina dived forward to grab it with both hands. Good catch. It was dying on him.Clarke is gone, Australia wobbling a touch. 132/3
136.3 to North, 52.1 mph, North's career-saving innings comes to an end. He has holed out at deep midwicket, in search for quick runs that was the need of the hour. He went for the slog sweep and found Sreesanth. North was under severe pressure at the start of the Test and he has responded with a hundred. 458/8
140.6 to George, 53.5 mph, Peter lunges out to push-drive but it goes past his bat and Dhoni removes the bails quickly. His back foot was on the line. 478/10
  V Sehwag 4 1 7 0 1.75 21 1 0 (1nb)
View wicket SK Raina 8 1 19 1 2.37 33 1 0
75.2 to Ponting, 52.9 mph, Raina has removed Ponting, would you believe it! Another conventional offie, lands on and around off stump. Ponting moves across and looks to work it off the pads with the spin and misses. Struck in front of middle and leg. That would have struck leg stump. Ponting is on his way. 256/5
  India 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal M Vijay c †Paine b Johnson 139 433 310 14 2 44.83
100.3 86.7 mph, Australia get a wicket. Finally. Mitch breaks through. It was from round the stumps and it was the short-of-length delivery outside off stump. Vijay has a waft; he tries to force it through cover point and gets a thin nick. Madhu: "The 308 run stand is the 2nd highest 3rd wicket stand against Australia level with Viv Richards and Richie Richardson." What a partnership this has been for India. And a special day for Vijay who made his maiden ton today. 346/3
View dismissal V Sehwag c Johnson b Hilfenhaus 30 39 28 4 1 107.14
8.2 75.5 mph, Sehwag has holed out to deep square-leg! It was the slower bouncer and Sehwag, who was hit on the helmet in the previous delivery, went for the big pull shot. And he couldn't clear the deep square-leg fielder. Hilfenhaus roars! India have lost Sehwag. 37/1
View dismissal R Dravid c North b Johnson 1 7 7 0 0 14.28
9.6 88.9 mph, It will be the sixth time in the last year that Rahul has fallen to the left-arm seamer. It was all set up perfectly. Johnson hurled it full and outside off and Rahul went for his drive. Mistake. Edge and gone! Ponting leaps in joy. India wobbling. Enter SRT. 38/2
View dismissal SR Tendulkar b George 214 547 363 22 2 58.95
136.5 84.3 mph, And his marathon vigil ends. Peter George's first Test wicket. So many of you had predicted yesterday that it will be the new comer Peter George who will take SRT's wicket. It didn't happen immediately; it came off the 363rd ball that Tendulkar faced. What an innings this. This is how it ended: The ball was full and outside off, Tendulkar didn't move his feet, he just bent his knees and squatted for the square drive. The ball reversed in with the shiny side and he got a fatal inside edge. Fab knock ends. Tendulkar has propelled India towards 500 486/6
View dismissal CA Pujara lbw b Johnson 4 3 3 1 0 133.33
100.6 85.3 mph, That's a shooter! It has kept low and that lack of bounce has trapped Pujara. It's been given out lbw though I think it would have missed the leg stump. May be not. The replays say I am wrong; and that it would have hit the leg stump. It was delivered from wide of the crease round the stumps and it came in. It kept really low as it shot across towards a surprised Pujara who crouched and tried to get some bat in the way. He couldn't. The finger goes up. He looks at the umpire and slowly trudges off. A four and then he is gone. He waited for 6 hours to get to bat for India and he couldn't stay in for long. Cruel game and all that. Hawk Eye says it would have hit the leg stump. Ah! 350/4
View dismissal SK Raina c Hilfenhaus b Clarke 32 62 43 5 0 74.41
115.3 56.3 mph, Just before this delivery Ricky Ponting ( I can't confirm whether the bowler told him) brought the long-on inside the circle. Raina decides to take up the challenge. He rushed down the track for the big hit to long-on but he dragged it straight to mid-on where Hilfenhaus threaten to spill it but managed to hold on. 411/5
View dismissal MS Dhoni*† c Clarke b Hauritz 30 133 87 3 0 34.48
144.2 52.0 mph, Hauritz takes a wicket. Finally. He pumps his fist. Very quiet celebration. Dhoni went down the track and then lunged out to push it to the off side. The ball dipped on him and didn't turn as much as he thought. It clipped the outer edge and went to first slip 495/9
View dismissal Harbhajan Singh c Ponting b Watson 4 5 4 1 0 100.00
137.4 81.2 mph, Bat and pad! Done in by the reverse swing. It tailed in late, took the edge of the attempted flick, hit the pad and popped up to short midwicket. 491/7
View dismissal Z Khan c Clarke b George 1 10 9 0 0 11.11
140.1 80.4 mph, Another one gone. India lead by 16 and are in the middle of a mini-collapse. Zaheer went for the drive and hit it straight to short cover. Simple catch. 494/8
PP Ojha not out 0 23 12 0 0 0.00
View dismissal S Sreesanth lbw b Hauritz 0 2 3 0 0 0.00
144.5 52.7 mph, given out lbw or bat and pad? It turned in from outside the off stump, went past the prod, and hit the pad on the middle stump line and goes to short-leg. It would have hit the leg stump. India lead by just 17 runs. Game on! The last five wickets have fallen for nine runs! 495/10
Extras (b 6, lb 26, w 8) 40
  Total (all out; 144.5 overs; 636 mins) 495 (3.41 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket BW Hilfenhaus 31 6 77 1 2.48 142 10 0
8.2 to Sehwag, 75.5 mph, Sehwag has holed out to deep square-leg! It was the slower bouncer and Sehwag, who was hit on the helmet in the previous delivery, went for the big pull shot. And he couldn't clear the deep square-leg fielder. Hilfenhaus roars! India have lost Sehwag. 37/1
View wickets MG Johnson 28 2 105 3 3.75 120 13 1 (3w)
9.6 to Dravid, 88.9 mph, It will be the sixth time in the last year that Rahul has fallen to the left-arm seamer. It was all set up perfectly. Johnson hurled it full and outside off and Rahul went for his drive. Mistake. Edge and gone! Ponting leaps in joy. India wobbling. Enter SRT. 38/2
100.3 to Vijay, 86.7 mph, Australia get a wicket. Finally. Mitch breaks through. It was from round the stumps and it was the short-of-length delivery outside off stump. Vijay has a waft; he tries to force it through cover point and gets a thin nick. Madhu: "The 308 run stand is the 2nd highest 3rd wicket stand against Australia level with Viv Richards and Richie Richardson." What a partnership this has been for India. And a special day for Vijay who made his maiden ton today. 346/3
100.6 to Pujara, 85.3 mph, That's a shooter! It has kept low and that lack of bounce has trapped Pujara. It's been given out lbw though I think it would have missed the leg stump. May be not. The replays say I am wrong; and that it would have hit the leg stump. It was delivered from wide of the crease round the stumps and it came in. It kept really low as it shot across towards a surprised Pujara who crouched and tried to get some bat in the way. He couldn't. The finger goes up. He looks at the umpire and slowly trudges off. A four and then he is gone. He waited for 6 hours to get to bat for India and he couldn't stay in for long. Cruel game and all that. Hawk Eye says it would have hit the leg stump. Ah! 350/4
View wickets PR George 21 3 48 2 2.28 94 4 0
136.5 to Tendulkar, 84.3 mph, And his marathon vigil ends. Peter George's first Test wicket. So many of you had predicted yesterday that it will be the new comer Peter George who will take SRT's wicket. It didn't happen immediately; it came off the 363rd ball that Tendulkar faced. What an innings this. This is how it ended: The ball was full and outside off, Tendulkar didn't move his feet, he just bent his knees and squatted for the square drive. The ball reversed in with the shiny side and he got a fatal inside edge. Fab knock ends. Tendulkar has propelled India towards 500 486/6
140.1 to Khan, 80.4 mph, Another one gone. India lead by 16 and are in the middle of a mini-collapse. Zaheer went for the drive and hit it straight to short cover. Simple catch. 494/8
View wickets NM Hauritz 39.5 4 153 2 3.84 156 14 4
144.2 to Dhoni, 52.0 mph, Hauritz takes a wicket. Finally. He pumps his fist. Very quiet celebration. Dhoni went down the track and then lunged out to push it to the off side. The ball dipped on him and didn't turn as much as he thought. It clipped the outer edge and went to first slip 495/9
144.5 to Sreesanth, 52.7 mph, given out lbw or bat and pad? It turned in from outside the off stump, went past the prod, and hit the pad on the middle stump line and goes to short-leg. It would have hit the leg stump. India lead by just 17 runs. Game on! The last five wickets have fallen for nine runs! 495/10
View wicket MJ Clarke 8 0 27 1 3.37 30 2 0
115.3 to Raina, 56.3 mph, Just before this delivery Ricky Ponting ( I can't confirm whether the bowler told him) brought the long-on inside the circle. Raina decides to take up the challenge. He rushed down the track for the big hit to long-on but he dragged it straight to mid-on where Hilfenhaus threaten to spill it but managed to hold on. 411/5
View wicket SR Watson 12 2 35 1 2.91 55 6 0
137.4 to Harbhajan Singh, 81.2 mph, Bat and pad! Done in by the reverse swing. It tailed in late, took the edge of the attempted flick, hit the pad and popped up to short midwicket. 491/7
  SM Katich 5 0 18 0 3.60 15 1 0
  Australia 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal SR Watson lbw b Ojha 32 75 58 4 0 55.17
16.4 52.7 mph, Trapped! It lands on the off and middle line and straightens. Watson leans forward to defend and is struck on the pad. It would have crashed into the off stump. Gone! just as our reader, Jeevan, said it would happen, Watto is gone. 58/1
View dismissal SM Katich c †Dhoni b Harbhajan Singh 24 79 45 2 0 53.33
17.1 54.7 mph, Sharp catch from Dhoni. Harbhajan has removed Katich in both the innings. Just like how Ojha took out Watto twice. This one was from round the stumps and it drifted in a bit but was still well outside the off stump.. Katich however leaned across to defend and the ball spun away and took the edge of the defensive prod. Dhoni moved his hands quickly to the left to take that. 58/2
View dismissal RT Ponting* lbw b Khan 72 170 117 7 1 61.53
59.3 83.9 mph, Fabulous innings comes to an end. Zaheer is the man who terminates it. It was the full delivery that landed on the off and middle line and straightened. Ponting went forward and across - perhaps pushed his front pad too far across- and tried to get his bat around the pad. Too late. The ball thuds into the pad. Was it missing off? Was it hitting off? Replays show that it would have hit the off stump. Indians roar in the stands and in the middle. What a knock this from Punter. It was a treat. Questions will be asked why Dhoni kept Zaheer out for so long. No questions will be asked about Ponting today. Remember, he had a second-innings average of 8.2 in India before this game. 181/6
View dismissal MJ Clarke st †Dhoni b Ojha 3 17 18 0 0 16.66
22.2 53.6 mph, Stumped! Clarke doesn't even know he has been stumped. Amazing. He leaned forward to defend and ended up stretching his back leg to the line. And froze there. The ball had dipped and turned past the edge. Very fine delivery that. Clarke just held his position. He didn't realise his back leg was on the line. Dhoni did. Game over! Clarke was stunned to see the Indians celebrate, looks back in horror to see his back leg, then gets a confirmation from the square-leg umpire. 65/3
View dismissal MEK Hussey lbw b Ojha 20 64 51 1 0 39.21
40.2 53.2 mph, Huss falls. The game turns again. It was from round the stumps, it drifted across to the off-stump line, dipped on a length and turned in. Hussey leaned forward to defend and the ball spun past the edge and hit the pad in frontt of the middle. The question is whether it would have missed the leg. It would have hit the leg stump I reckon. Let's wait for the replays. Height wasn't in question; it was hit well below the knee roll. Replays in. Update: "Hawk eye says it would have missed the leg stump. 126/4
View dismissal MJ North b Harbhajan Singh 3 13 14 0 0 21.42
43.4 51.4 mph, Bowled! It drifted in from round the stumps, landed on the leg stump line and turned to hit the off. North was caught at the crease, he should have taken a step forward. he didn't. He stuttered and tried to waft it across the line to the leg side. mistake. The ball spun away to move past the prod and fell on the off stump. 131/5
View dismissal TD Paine c †Dhoni b Sreesanth 23 77 63 2 0 36.50
60.5 87.0 mph, Sreesanth roars. Harbhajan is out there so quickly to hug him! The ball was full and reversed away with the shiny side and Paine edges his drive. Dhoni lunged to his right to take it 185/7
View dismissal MG Johnson b Khan 11 56 30 2 0 36.66
71.2 84.7 mph, He has lost his off stump. Done in by the reverse swing. It landed well outside the off stump and reverses in. Mitch thought it would be safe to shoulder arms. Mistake. It came in sharply to knock out the off stump 217/8
NM Hauritz not out 21 71 48 2 0 43.75
View dismissal BW Hilfenhaus b Sreesanth 0 7 7 0 0 0.00
72.4 85.1 mph, The ball is reversing a lot. this one moves in appreciably past the prod, hits the pad and fell on the stump. It's going to be one interesting chase this, 218/9
View dismissal PR George c †Dhoni b Khan 0 14 5 0 0 0.00
75.2 84.8 mph, Done in by the bouncer. Peter G fends at it and the ball goes of the gloves to Dhoni who takes it lunging forward. That's Dhoni's 150th dismissal. 223/10
Extras (b 1, lb 5, w 3, nb 5) 14
  Total (all out; 75.2 overs; 326 mins) 223 (2.96 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets Z Khan 11.2 1 41 3 3.61 50 5 0 (1w)
59.3 to Ponting, 83.9 mph, Fabulous innings comes to an end. Zaheer is the man who terminates it. It was the full delivery that landed on the off and middle line and straightened. Ponting went forward and across - perhaps pushed his front pad too far across- and tried to get his bat around the pad. Too late. The ball thuds into the pad. Was it missing off? Was it hitting off? Replays show that it would have hit the off stump. Indians roar in the stands and in the middle. What a knock this from Punter. It was a treat. Questions will be asked why Dhoni kept Zaheer out for so long. No questions will be asked about Ponting today. Remember, he had a second-innings average of 8.2 in India before this game. 181/6
71.2 to Johnson, 84.7 mph, He has lost his off stump. Done in by the reverse swing. It landed well outside the off stump and reverses in. Mitch thought it would be safe to shoulder arms. Mistake. It came in sharply to knock out the off stump 217/8
75.2 to George, 84.8 mph, Done in by the bouncer. Peter G fends at it and the ball goes of the gloves to Dhoni who takes it lunging forward. That's Dhoni's 150th dismissal. 223/10
View wickets S Sreesanth 14 2 48 2 3.42 64 6 0 (3nb)
60.5 to Paine, 87.0 mph, Sreesanth roars. Harbhajan is out there so quickly to hug him! The ball was full and reversed away with the shiny side and Paine edges his drive. Dhoni lunged to his right to take it 185/7
72.4 to Hilfenhaus, 85.1 mph, The ball is reversing a lot. this one moves in appreciably past the prod, hits the pad and fell on the stump. It's going to be one interesting chase this, 218/9
View wickets PP Ojha 25 5 57 3 2.28 116 4 1 (2nb)
16.4 to Watson, 52.7 mph, Trapped! It lands on the off and middle line and straightens. Watson leans forward to defend and is struck on the pad. It would have crashed into the off stump. Gone! just as our reader, Jeevan, said it would happen, Watto is gone. 58/1
22.2 to Clarke, 53.6 mph, Stumped! Clarke doesn't even know he has been stumped. Amazing. He leaned forward to defend and ended up stretching his back leg to the line. And froze there. The ball had dipped and turned past the edge. Very fine delivery that. Clarke just held his position. He didn't realise his back leg was on the line. Dhoni did. Game over! Clarke was stunned to see the Indians celebrate, looks back in horror to see his back leg, then gets a confirmation from the square-leg umpire. 65/3
40.2 to Hussey, 53.2 mph, Huss falls. The game turns again. It was from round the stumps, it drifted across to the off-stump line, dipped on a length and turned in. Hussey leaned forward to defend and the ball spun past the edge and hit the pad in frontt of the middle. The question is whether it would have missed the leg. It would have hit the leg stump I reckon. Let's wait for the replays. Height wasn't in question; it was hit well below the knee roll. Replays in. Update: "Hawk eye says it would have missed the leg stump. 126/4
View wickets Harbhajan Singh 21 2 63 2 3.00 86 5 0
17.1 to Katich, 54.7 mph, Sharp catch from Dhoni. Harbhajan has removed Katich in both the innings. Just like how Ojha took out Watto twice. This one was from round the stumps and it drifted in a bit but was still well outside the off stump.. Katich however leaned across to defend and the ball spun away and took the edge of the defensive prod. Dhoni moved his hands quickly to the left to take that. 58/2
43.4 to North, 51.4 mph, Bowled! It drifted in from round the stumps, landed on the leg stump line and turned to hit the off. North was caught at the crease, he should have taken a step forward. he didn't. He stuttered and tried to waft it across the line to the leg side. mistake. The ball spun away to move past the prod and fell on the off stump. 131/5
  V Sehwag 4 0 8 0 2.00 16 0 0
  India 2nd innings (target: 207 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal M Vijay lbw b Watson 37 73 45 6 0 82.22
15.2 80.7 mph, lbw! Watson pitches on a good length around middle stump. He's bowled that with a scrambled seam and the ball cuts away from the right-hander off the pitch. Vijay plays off the back foot and tries to defend. He plays inside the line and gets hit on the knee roll of the right pad. Plumb. 89/2
View dismissal V Sehwag c †Paine b Hilfenhaus 7 11 6 1 0 116.66
2.2 85.4 mph, And he is gone now. What a moment this. He was dropped by Huss last over but he is gone now. It kicked up from short of length and curved away from the off-stump line. Sehwag opened the bat-face and tried to steer it past gully. The ball flew to right of Paine who lunges to his right to take a very good catch. The game splits wide open. 17/1
View dismissal CA Pujara b Hauritz 72 129 89 7 0 80.89
28.6 54.1 mph, Done in by the straight one! It landed on the off stump line and went on straight. Pujara played for the turn and pushed inside the line. The ball skidded on to hit the off stump. Hauritz pumps his fist. What a knock, though. You wait five years for the call from selectors. You keep scoring runs.You finally get that call. You wait for six hours to bat and you get a grubber, a shooter. You then get promoted ahead of your idol Rahul Dravid in the second innings. And play a super knock. Sometimes, dreams do come true. Sometimes.. 146/3
SR Tendulkar not out 53 125 77 5 2 68.83
R Dravid not out 21 57 53 2 0 39.62
Extras (b 8, lb 5, w 4) 17
  Total (3 wickets; 45 overs; 199 mins) 207 (4.60 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket BW Hilfenhaus 7 0 27 1 3.85 27 3 0
2.2 to Sehwag, 85.4 mph, And he is gone now. What a moment this. He was dropped by Huss last over but he is gone now. It kicked up from short of length and curved away from the off-stump line. Sehwag opened the bat-face and tried to steer it past gully. The ball flew to right of Paine who lunges to his right to take a very good catch. The game splits wide open. 17/1
  MG Johnson 14 4 42 0 3.00 61 4 0 (2w)
View wicket NM Hauritz 12 0 76 1 6.33 40 8 2
28.6 to Pujara, 54.1 mph, Done in by the straight one! It landed on the off stump line and went on straight. Pujara played for the turn and pushed inside the line. The ball skidded on to hit the off stump. Hauritz pumps his fist. What a knock, though. You wait five years for the call from selectors. You keep scoring runs.You finally get that call. You wait for six hours to bat and you get a grubber, a shooter. You then get promoted ahead of your idol Rahul Dravid in the second innings. And play a super knock. Sometimes, dreams do come true. Sometimes.. 146/3
  PR George 7 0 29 0 4.14 28 3 0 (1w)
View wicket SR Watson 5 0 20 1 4.00 21 3 0
15.2 to Vijay, 80.7 mph, lbw! Watson pitches on a good length around middle stump. He's bowled that with a scrambled seam and the ball cuts away from the right-hander off the pitch. Vijay plays off the back foot and tries to defend. He plays inside the line and gets hit on the knee roll of the right pad. Plumb. 89/2

Match details


Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Series - India won the 2-match series 2-0
Test debuts - PR George (Australia); CA Pujara (India)
Player of the match - SR Tendulkar (India)
Player of the series - SR Tendulkar (India)
Umpires - BF Bowden (New Zealand) and IJ Gould (England)
TV umpire - AM Saheba
Match referee - BC Broad (England)
Reserve umpire - S Ravi
Close of play
  • Sat, 9 Oct - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 285/5 (MJ North 43*, TD Paine 8*, 85.5 ov)
  • Sun, 10 Oct - day 2 - India 1st innings 128/2 (M Vijay 42*, SR Tendulkar 44*, 34.2 ov)
  • Mon, 11 Oct - day 3 - India 1st innings 435/5 (SR Tendulkar 191*, MS Dhoni 11*, 122 ov)
  • Tue, 12 Oct - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 202/7 (MG Johnson 7*, NM Hauritz 8*, 65 ov)
  • Wed, 13 Oct - day 5 - India 2nd innings 207/3 (45 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 5
Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • Australia 1st innings
    • Australia: 50 runs in 12.5 overs (77 balls), Extras 1
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 77 balls (SR Watson 35, SM Katich 14, Ex 1)
    • Drinks: Australia - 60/0 in 14.0 overs (SR Watson 39, SM Katich 20)
    • SR Watson: 50 off 57 balls (9 x 4)
    • Lunch: Australia - 95/0 in 27.0 overs (SR Watson 54, SM Katich 39)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 29.1 overs (176 balls), Extras 2
    • Drinks: Australia - 132/3 in 41.4 overs (RT Ponting 16)
    • Australia: 150 runs in 46.4 overs (281 balls), Extras 2
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 77 balls (RT Ponting 26, MEK Hussey 27, Ex 0)
    • Tea: Australia - 189/3 in 57.0 overs (RT Ponting 43, MEK Hussey 29)
    • Australia: 200 runs in 58.6 overs (356 balls), Extras 3
    • RT Ponting: 50 off 101 balls (8 x 4)
    • Drinks: Australia - 243/4 in 70.0 overs (RT Ponting 71, MJ North 16)
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 83 balls (RT Ponting 24, MJ North 21, Ex 6)
    • Australia: 250 runs in 72.3 overs (439 balls), Extras 9
    • New Ball Taken: Australia 279/5 after 85.3 overs (MJ North 37, TD Paine 8)
    • Bad Light: Australia - 285/5 in 85.5 overs (MJ North 43, TD Paine 8)
    • End Of Day: Australia - 285/5 in 85.5 overs (MJ North 43, TD Paine 8)
    • MJ North: 50 off 98 balls (5 x 4)
    • Australia: 300 runs in 90.1 overs (546 balls), Extras 14
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 93 balls (MJ North 28, TD Paine 17, Ex 5)
    • Drinks: Australia - 348/5 in 98.0 overs (MJ North 73, TD Paine 29)
    • Australia: 350 runs in 99.6 overs (608 balls), Extras 22
    • 6th Wicket: 100 runs in 154 balls (MJ North 55, TD Paine 33, Ex 13)
    • TD Paine: 50 off 101 balls (8 x 4)
    • Lunch: Australia - 384/5 in 110.0 overs (MJ North 81, TD Paine 52)
    • Australia: 400 runs in 116.1 overs (707 balls), Extras 26
    • MJ North: 100 off 179 balls (13 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Drinks: Australia - 429/7 in 127.0 overs (MJ North 113, NM Hauritz 2)
    • Australia: 450 runs in 132.4 overs (806 balls), Extras 30
    • Tea: Australia - 478/10 in 141.0 overs (BW Hilfenhaus 16)
    • India 1st innings
    • India: 50 runs in 14.2 overs (86 balls), Extras 1
    • Drinks: India - 63/2 in 16.0 overs (M Vijay 23, SR Tendulkar 3)
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 77 balls (M Vijay 20, SR Tendulkar 19, Ex 11)
    • India: 100 runs in 25.2 overs (153 balls), Extras 11
    • End Of Day: India - 128/2 in 34.2 overs (M Vijay 42, SR Tendulkar 44)
    • SR Tendulkar: 50 off 91 balls (8 x 4)
    • 3rd Wicket: 100 runs in 156 balls (M Vijay 39, SR Tendulkar 52, Ex 11)
    • India: 150 runs in 39.3 overs (238 balls), Extras 11
    • M Vijay: 50 off 105 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Drinks: India - 188/2 in 48.0 overs (M Vijay 61, SR Tendulkar 83)
    • 3rd Wicket: 150 runs in 229 balls (M Vijay 54, SR Tendulkar 83, Ex 13)
    • India: 200 runs in 54.6 overs (331 balls), Extras 13
    • SR Tendulkar: 100 off 157 balls (15 x 4, 2 x 6)
    • Lunch: India - 224/2 in 61.0 overs (M Vijay 73, SR Tendulkar 106)
    • 3rd Wicket: 200 runs in 319 balls (M Vijay 80, SR Tendulkar 107, Ex 15)
    • India: 250 runs in 66.6 overs (404 balls), Extras 15
    • Drinks: India - 270/2 in 77.0 overs (M Vijay 99, SR Tendulkar 124)
    • M Vijay: 100 off 234 balls (9 x 4, 2 x 6)
    • 3rd Wicket: 250 runs in 442 balls (M Vijay 102, SR Tendulkar 132, Ex 16)
    • India: 300 runs in 86.2 overs (520 balls), Extras 16
    • New Ball Taken: India 309/2 after 90.1 overs (M Vijay 118, SR Tendulkar 144)
    • Tea: India - 314/2 in 91.0 overs (M Vijay 118, SR Tendulkar 148)
    • SR Tendulkar: 150 off 245 balls (17 x 4, 2 x 6)
    • 3rd Wicket: 300 runs in 529 balls (M Vijay 126, SR Tendulkar 152, Ex 23)
    • India: 350 runs in 100.5 overs (607 balls), Extras 23
    • Drinks: India - 371/4 in 106.0 overs (SR Tendulkar 160, SK Raina 10)
    • India: 400 runs in 111.5 overs (673 balls), Extras 27
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 65 balls (SR Tendulkar 18, SK Raina 28, Ex 4)
    • End Of Day: India - 435/5 in 122.0 overs (SR Tendulkar 191, MS Dhoni 11)
    • India: 450 runs in 126.5 overs (764 balls), Extras 29
    • SR Tendulkar: 200 off 337 balls (21 x 4, 2 x 6)
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 80 balls (SR Tendulkar 29, MS Dhoni 19, Ex 2)
    • Drinks: India - 483/5 in 135.0 overs (SR Tendulkar 212, MS Dhoni 26)
    • Lunch: India - 495/10 in 144.5 overs (PP Ojha 0)
    • Australia 2nd innings
    • Australia: 50 runs in 10.1 overs (63 balls), Extras 2
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 63 balls (SR Watson 29, SM Katich 19, Ex 2)
    • Drinks: Australia - 56/0 in 15.0 overs (SR Watson 31, SM Katich 23)
    • Australia 2nd innings: 1x5 ball over (18th over, Harbhajan Singh, called by Umpire BF Bowden)
    • Tea: Australia - 94/3 in 30.0 overs (RT Ponting 28, MEK Hussey 5)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 31.5 overs (192 balls), Extras 2
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 87 balls (RT Ponting 37, MEK Hussey 12, Ex 1)
    • RT Ponting: 50 off 83 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Drinks: Australia - 147/5 in 50.0 overs (RT Ponting 56, TD Paine 6)
    • Australia: 150 runs in 50.4 overs (306 balls), Extras 3
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 97 balls (RT Ponting 26, TD Paine 19, Ex 5)
    • Australia: 200 runs in 64.6 overs (395 balls), Extras 10
    • End Of Day: Australia - 202/7 in 65.0 overs (MG Johnson 7, NM Hauritz 8)
    • Innings Break: Australia - 223/10 in 75.2 overs (NM Hauritz 21)
    • India 2nd innings
    • India: 50 runs in 8.2 overs (50 balls), Extras 4
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 50 balls (M Vijay 19, CA Pujara 27, Ex 4)
    • Lunch: India - 73/1 in 12.0 overs (M Vijay 29, CA Pujara 29)
    • India: 100 runs in 19.1 overs (116 balls), Extras 9
    • CA Pujara: 50 off 64 balls (6 x 4)
    • Drinks: India - 125/2 in 24.0 overs (CA Pujara 56, SR Tendulkar 12)
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 71 balls (CA Pujara 30, SR Tendulkar 15, Ex 5)
    • India: 150 runs in 29.2 overs (179 balls), Extras 13
    • Tea: India - 185/3 in 38.0 overs (SR Tendulkar 39, R Dravid 13)
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 80 balls (SR Tendulkar 29, R Dravid 20, Ex 4)
    • India: 200 runs in 42.3 overs (258 balls), Extras 17
    • SR Tendulkar: 50 off 69 balls (5 x 4, 2 x 6)
 
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Hours of play (local time) 09.30 start, Lunch 11.30-12.10, Tea 14.10-14.30, Close 16.30

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