Australia tour of India, 1st Test: India v Australia at Chennai, Feb 22-26, 2013
India won by 8 wickets
22,23,24,25,26 February 2013 (5-day match)
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Ashwin to Cowan, OUT, Ashwin gets the wicket finally. Cowan is gone. Lovely dismissal on all counts. Tossed up, dips on him, Cowan wants to hit another six, not near the ball at all. The ball turns and bounces, Dhoni collects it in front of his chest, and nonchalantly stumps him

EJM Cowan st †Dhoni b Ashwin 29 (55m 45b 4x4 1x6) SR: 64.44

Australia 64/1   DA Warner 30* (42b 4x4)   R Ashwin 3.3-0-9-1

Ashwin to Hughes, OUT, bowled'im. Ashwin gets another. Hughes has played on. This is short, turning away giving him the room, but he doesn't play the proper cut. Just pushes at it with his arms, and gets an inside edge onto the leg stump. Had he played the proper full-blooded cut, he would have got four for this. Ashwin won't mind it, though. He has bowled some superb deliveries earlier, which have not got him wickets

PJ Hughes b Ashwin 6 (14m 15b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

Australia 72/2   DA Warner 32* (51b 4x4)   R Ashwin 5.3-1-11-2

Ashwin to Watson, OUT, and Ashwin strikes soon after lunch. Done in by the low bounce. Short of a length, outside off, he is going back but this skids through. It would have hit the stumps for sure, but might or might not have hit him just outside the line of off. The replays are not entirely conclusive, but it looks more outside the line than in

SR Watson lbw b Ashwin 28 (53m 60b 3x4 0x6) SR: 46.66

Australia 126/3   DA Warner 58* (88b 6x4)   R Ashwin 11.4-2-30-3

Ashwin to Warner, OUT, Warner has played with fire far too often and for far too long. Continues staying back to fullish deliveries. He has been misjudging the length too often to have carried on with this innings. Goes back deep into the crease. The trajectory is flat all right, but the length is much fuller. He is late in bringing the bat down, and is caught dead in front

DA Warner lbw b Ashwin 59 (133m 93b 6x4 0x6) SR: 63.44

Australia 131/4   MJ Clarke 4* (7b)   R Ashwin 12.4-2-31-4

Ashwin to Wade, OUT, all five for Ashwin so far. Tossed up on middle and leg, straightens after that. Wade plays down the wrong line altogether, and is hit in front. That's pretty adjacent, although Wade doesn't seem happy when walking back

MS Wade lbw b Ashwin 12 (33m 35b 1x4 0x6) SR: 34.28

Australia 153/5   MJ Clarke 14* (34b 1x4)   R Ashwin 18-4-42-5

Ashwin to Henriques, OUT, Ashwin has six out of six. Henriques out sweeping. This is a big offbreak, has beaten the bat, and seems to have hit him in front of off. Was it turning too far? I thought so, but on replays this looks closer

MC Henriques lbw b Ashwin 68 (173m 132b 5x4 0x6) SR: 51.51

Australia 304/6   MJ Clarke 95* (156b 10x4 1x6)   R Ashwin 27.2-4-82-6

Jadeja to Starc, OUT, Ashwin won't get 10. Natural variation from Jadeja. Starc defends playing for turn, but this length ball goes straight on, beats the outside edge, and hits the off stump

MA Starc b Jadeja 3 (14m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Australia 307/7   MJ Clarke 95* (158b 10x4 1x6)   RA Jadeja 21.1-4-50-1

Jadeja to Clarke, OUT, Clarke has finally got out. And the wicket comes - as Dhoni has been expecting for hours - through a mistake by the batsman. Clarke skips down the track, is not close to the pitch of the ball, but goes ahead with an attempt to loft it straight down the ground. The ball turns, and hits the outside half of the bat, and Clarke holes out to long-off

MJ Clarke c Kumar b Jadeja 130 (323m 246b 12x4 1x6) SR: 52.84

Australia 361/8   PM Siddle 19* (86b 2x4)   RA Jadeja 30.1-7-62-2

Harbhajan Singh to Siddle, OUT, Bhajji finally gets a wicket in his 100th Test. Finally Sehwag takes a catch. He has worked Siddle out well. After that slow doosra, he bowls full and fast, and Siddle guides this to slip. Sehwag is awake, and Harbhajan has a wicket, who looks towards the skies in sheer relief

PM Siddle c Sehwag b Harbhajan Singh 19 (111m 94b 2x4 0x6) SR: 20.21

Australia 364/9   JL Pattinson 3* (3b)   Harbhajan Singh 24-2-82-1

Ashwin to Lyon, OUT, finally Dharmasena raises his finger. Don't think he was left with an option. Offbreak, middle and leg, swept away, gets an edge fine, and Kohli takes a superb catch to his right at backward short leg. Ashwin's best figures in first-class cricket

NM Lyon c Kohli b Ashwin 3 (37m 28b 0x4 0x6) SR: 10.71

Australia 380/10   JL Pattinson 15* (47b 1x4)   R Ashwin 42-12-103-7
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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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