Border-Gavaskar Trophy - 4th Test

India v Australia

India won by 6 wickets

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150

Ed Cowan to take first strike. To Bhuvneshwar Kumar

9.25am Rahane has been given his cap by Harbhajan Singh, India's most successful offspinner of all time

"Feel bad for Jadeja. He will be 1-2 wkt less this match (Clarke)." Yes TRAM, let's now see what Jadeja is made of

9.20am You think the Rahanes and the Pujaras of the world have reason to feel bad for getting debuts after 5000 first-class runs? Sample this: Michael Hussey had scored a whopping 15,313 first-class runs before he was given the baggy green. So put your complaints in a sack, mister

EG: "Ojha misses out in Hydrabad, Harbhajan misses out in Mohali, Dhawan,Gambhir & sehwag misses out in Delhi. Thank God none of the matches is scheduled in Mumbai!!!"

9.10am Rahane must be relieved and nervous and whatnot, but I tell you what, there is somebody out there who must be feeling what Rahane felt for all these months. Usman Khawaja has been left out again. He is not considered good enough to bat in a line-up that has failed consistently and has also lost its best batsman now. Phil Hughes has retained his place with one fifty. Very much like what Rahane and Rohit Sharma went through on their disastrous trip to Australia

By the way, Rahane has scored 5460 first-class runs already, and averages 62.04. Not only is Rahane nervous, we are also eager to find out how much do those nmbers mean at international stage? Pujara showed they meant a lot, can Rahane do the same?

9am Waiting for the toss. This already looks like a third-day pitch. Shane Watson's blazer looks two sizes too small for him, but Watson has won the toss and he has chosen to bat. That's all four tosses to Australia. "Honour and privilege," he calls this. Wade comes in, Haddin left out. Johnson and Pattinson come in for Starc and Doherty. Maxwell replaces Henriques

Dhawan is not playing, but Dhoni has a mo' going. "it's important to finish off. This is the end of the season. We are keen for that last push," says Dhoni. He confirms Rahane is making his debut

8.50am Now welcome to Dilli. Forget Delhi, nobody calls it Delhi. It is Dilli. The Dilli of fog, of nawabs, of the best and most cosmopolitan food in India, of prime ministers and political parties, of Ghalib, of Sehwag, of many flyovers...

And I stop musings about Dilli to confirm that Dilli is also of Ajinkya Rahane"s debut. Rahane has been confirmed to play. Toss is in 10 minutes

Ujjwal Ingolikar: "Who would have thought a few tests back that India would play the test in Delhi without even a single opener playing from its home city!"

8.45am The pitch looks as unappealing as the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, despite that regally beautiful name. It is what MS Dhoni might call an ugly wicket. However, it is going to be an effective wicket. There are cracks, you put a little pressure on them and they start moving. So a soft pitch. It will turn, but it will be slow

8.30am No welcome messages to start off with. But hard breaking news. Shane Watson is not just a new father, he is also Australia's newest, and 44th, Test captain. Michael Clarke has been ruled out. This is the first time Clarke is missing a Test because of an injury, despite that dodgy back

0.1

Kumar to Cowan, no run, short of a length, middle and leg, angling away, left alone just outside off

0.2

Kumar to Cowan, no run, well forward to defend a full delivery

Mitchell Johnson is the 16th different player to appear for Australia in this series. This is only the third time ever Australia have used more than 15 players in an away series. They picked 17 different players in West Indies in 1983-84, and 16 in England in 1985

0.3

Kumar to Cowan, no run, left alone outside off

0.4

Kumar to Cowan, FOUR, swinging away, Cowan pushes at it, gets a soft edge, which flies between the second slip and gully

0.5

Kumar to Cowan, no run, another delivery swinging away, Cowan makes a late decision to leave this alone. The ball hits the face of the bat, but falls short of Dhoni

0.6

Kumar to Cowan, no run, this one swings back into him, and Cowan has to bring his best defence out

End of over 1 (4 runs) Australia 4/0
EJM Cowan    4* (6b 1x4)      B Kumar    1-0-4-0
DA Warner    0* (0b)     

Ishant Sharma to share the new ball

1.1

Sharma to Warner, no run, short of a length, on off, left alone as it angles away

1.2

Sharma to Warner, no run, length ball outside off, holds its line, left alone again

1.3

Sharma to Warner, no run, on a length, middle and leg, defended back to him

1.4

Sharma to Warner, OUT, Delhi Daredevils batsman c Dilli Ranji player b Dilli Ranji player. Second successive poor shot from Warner. Flashes at a wide length ball with no feet at all, and gets a thick edge to Kohli at second slip. Poor batting

DA Warner c Kohli b Sharma 0 (6m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

In comes Phil Hughes. Thankful, I am sure, that he is not going to face spin right away. Three slips and a gully

1.5

Sharma to Hughes, no run, short of a length, on off, defended back to him

1.6

Sharma to Hughes, FOUR, wide half-volley, Hughes leans into it, and smashes it past cover for four

End of over 2 (4 runs) Australia 8/1
PJ Hughes    4* (2b 1x4)      I Sharma    1-0-4-1
EJM Cowan    4* (6b 1x4)      B Kumar    1-0-4-0

Just being told that Sharda Ugra has won the India National Commission for Women annual award for being the first woman sports journalist in India. You will read from her at the end of day's play

2.1

Kumar to Cowan, no run, short of a length, on off, left alone

2.2

Kumar to Cowan, no run, on a length, on off, angling away, left alone

2.3

Kumar to Cowan, no run, full, on off, makes him play. Cowan defends to mid-ff

2.4

Kumar to Cowan, no run, on a length, on off, Cowan is forward in defence

2.5

Kumar to Cowan, 1 run, strides well forward to push this wide of point for a single. Rahane gets a first touch on a Test ball as a Test player and not as a substitute

2.6

Kumar to Hughes, no run, swinging back in this time, Hughes has to do his best to keep this out

End of over 3 (1 run) Australia 9/1
PJ Hughes    4* (3b 1x4)      B Kumar    2-0-5-0
EJM Cowan    5* (11b 1x4)      I Sharma    1-0-4-1

3.1

Sharma to Cowan, no run, on a length, on off, defended off the front foot

3.2

Sharma to Cowan, no run, left alone well outside off

3.3

Sharma to Cowan, no run, appeal for catch at the wicket. Short of a length, nips back in, hits him high on the pad. There are two sounds, but the second one is bat hitting the pad. Dhoni completes the take and appeals, but the right decision is made. This ball hit a crack and went through the top

3.4

Sharma to Cowan, no run, short of a length, angling across, left alone

3.5

Sharma to Cowan, no run, short of a length, outside off, left alone again

Mike from Malvern: "Just got your take on Warner's dismissal- you know in Australia- the IPL is being blamed for our woes at international and state level and now you introduce in this commentary- just wait till the million dollar man does his thing- probably sometime this afternoon at the rate of our dismissals"

3.6

Sharma to Cowan, no run, short of a length outside off again, and left alone again

End of over 4 (maiden) Australia 9/1
EJM Cowan    5* (17b 1x4)      I Sharma    2-1-4-1
PJ Hughes    4* (3b 1x4)      B Kumar    2-0-5-0

4.1

Kumar to Hughes, no run, swinging towards off, defended off the back foot

Rowan: "cracks deviating ball on day 1? Say Hello to Mitchell Johnson..."

4.2

Kumar to Hughes, no run, nearly a wicket. The inswinger. Starts around leg, makes him play, and then moves away to beat his push

4.3

Kumar to Hughes, 1 run, short of a length, widish, there is a deep point in place already

Madhu strikes with this: "If Australia lose, it will be only the third time a team has lost three or more matches in a series despite winning the toss on each occasion. The last two occasions were both against Australia - Pakistan (2004-05) and West Indies (2005-06)."

4.4

Kumar to Cowan, no run, lovely bowling, near unplayable. Huge inswinger, actually it is not an inswinger. It has hit a crack. Pitches outside leg, hits a crack, and breaks away to make Cowan play and then beats his edge. A puff of dust there too

4.5

Kumar to Cowan, no run, defended off the front foot

4.6

Kumar to Cowan, no run, gets a big stride in to defend a length ball

End of over 5 (1 run) Australia 10/1
EJM Cowan    5* (20b 1x4)      B Kumar    3-0-6-0
PJ Hughes    5* (6b 1x4)      I Sharma    2-1-4-1

"A run fest in the shield final between Qld and Tasmania. 50 runs scored in the middle session...9 more than what was achieved in the first session. Tasmania 0/91 at tea." Nathan, but Ed Cowan is batting here

5.1

Sharma to Hughes, no run, short of a length, on off, left alone

"Perfect pitch for Johnson to add to his tally of broken thumbs?" Although Mark, there is sideways movement from the cracks, but not much bounce. However, we don't know what will happen with Johnson's pace

5.2

Sharma to Hughes, no run, full, outside off, pushed to mid-off

5.3

Sharma to Hughes, FOUR, top shot. Gets the half-volley, and you have to make full use of those half-volleys on this pitch. Drives this wide of the man doubling up as mid-off and cover

5.4

Sharma to Hughes, no run, grubber from Sharma, squeezes under Hughes' cut. Dhoni has to get his feet together like a hockey goalkeeper

5.5

Sharma to Hughes, no run, short of a length, on off, defended off the back foot

Already signs of a brutish wicket

5.6

Sharma to Hughes, no run, left alone outside off

End of over 6 (4 runs) Australia 14/1
PJ Hughes    9* (12b 2x4)      I Sharma    3-1-8-1
EJM Cowan    5* (20b 1x4)      B Kumar    3-0-6-0

6.1

Kumar to Cowan, 1 bye, wide outside off, left alone, Dhoni allows a bye

6.2

Kumar to Hughes, FOUR, big full toss, wide, juicy, and Hughes cashes in, driving it square for four. All these balls have to go on this pitch

6.3

Kumar to Hughes, no run, on a length, on the pads, defended to square leg

6.4

Kumar to Hughes, FOUR, shot. That's a cracker. Hughes showing his best. Short of a length, wide, he moves his feet, gets behind it, gets on a knee, and plays the back-foot drive between point and cover-point

6.5

Kumar to Hughes, no run, inswinger, on off, Hughes defends off the back foot

6.6

Kumar to Hughes, FOUR, Hughes on fire here. Confident, and playing his shots, and playing them with a clear mind. This is a half-volley, on off, and he has driven this straight, to the left of mid-off for four

End of over 7 (13 runs) Australia 27/1
PJ Hughes    21* (17b 5x4)      B Kumar    4-0-18-0
EJM Cowan    5* (21b 1x4)      I Sharma    3-1-8-1

7.1

Sharma to Cowan, no run, wide length ball, left alone

"A brutish wicket is Australia's best chance of a win here. If it's a 3 day test it leaves less time for things to turn to poo for Australia. Australia's proved that they can fall apart on a decent batting track, so things will be evened up on a dodgey track." I agree, Shaun. This could be a bit of a lottery, and gives the side suited less to the conditions a better chance than they would have on a normal wicket

7.2

Sharma to Cowan, no run, gets right forward to defend a length ball

Mark Wilko: "Stop hitting 4s Hughesy; you know it will just bring Ashwin on!!"

7.3

Sharma to Cowan, no run, short of a length, middle and leg, defended off the back foot

7.4

Sharma to Cowan, no run, short of a length, outside off, left alone

Pankaj: "Talking of "Dilli", a popular etymology of the word derives it from the Urdu "dehleez", which means a doorstep, or the threshold to a place, and which was corrupted as "Dehali", associating the city as the entrance to India. "Dehali" became "Dilli" though many people still use "Dehali"."

7.5

Sharma to Cowan, no run, full, on off, pushed to cover

7.6

Sharma to Cowan, no run, short of a length, Cowan makes a late decision to leave it alone, and is hit on the face of the withdrawing bat

End of over 8 (maiden) Australia 27/1
EJM Cowan    5* (27b 1x4)      I Sharma    4-2-8-1
PJ Hughes    21* (17b 5x4)      B Kumar    4-0-18-0

Dud: "I'm not watching this but it sounds like Hughes is peeling off one of his classic innings.......I predict he goes on to make 31."

Ashwin has been introduced. That was imminent. One slip, one short leg

8.1

Ashwin to Hughes, no run, and he begins with one that doesn't turn and draws an lbw appeal, which is all good except for an inside edge

Grant: "Dare I dream? Is today the day that Phil Hughes starts to repay the enormous faith that's been shown in him?"

8.2

Ashwin to Hughes, no run, gets the big front foot down in defence

8.3

Ashwin to Hughes, no run, another delivery drifting in, defended back to him

8.4

Ashwin to Hughes, FOUR, full, middle and leg, Hughes stretches to take this on the full and whips it for four through midwicket

panty: "Why doesn't Hughes close his eyes against Ashwin and open them when the ball is half way down the pitch? At least pretend it is a quick."

8.5

Ashwin to Hughes, no run, angled down the leg side, Hughes sort of lets it hit the pad

8.6

Ashwin to Hughes, FOUR, lovely shot. Hughes is on an absolute roll. This time against the spin of Ashwin. He is down the wicket, takes this flighted delivery on the half-volley, and drives it through midwicket

End of over 9 (8 runs) Australia 35/1
PJ Hughes    29* (23b 7x4)      R Ashwin    1-0-8-0
EJM Cowan    5* (27b 1x4)      I Sharma    4-2-8-1

Amit: "Hughes is one player who would be praying for an early wicket of Aussies. Gives him a chance to score runs before the spinners have a go at him."

9.1

Sharma to Cowan, no run, short of a length, outside off, pushed to cover-point

9.2

Sharma to Cowan, FOUR, wide length ball, he flashes at it, gets a thick edge that flies wide of gully

9.3

Sharma to Cowan, no run, bouncer, well down the leg side, doesn't need to be played

9.4

Sharma to Cowan, no run, full, on middle and leg, defended to mid-off

9.5

Sharma to Cowan, no run, on a length, middle and leg, headed towards off, defended to mid-off

9.6

Sharma to Cowan, no run, wide length ball, left alone

End of over 10 (4 runs) Australia 39/1
EJM Cowan    9* (33b 2x4)      I Sharma    5-2-12-1
PJ Hughes    29* (23b 7x4)      R Ashwin    1-0-8-0

10.1

Ashwin to Hughes, no run, some dip, drift in, and defended off the front foot

10.2

Ashwin to Hughes, no run, another forward-defensive

10.3

Ashwin to Hughes, no run, drifting in to middle and leg, defended

10.4

Ashwin to Hughes, no run, this one kicks from a length, hits a crack and bounces high. Lucky it has not lobbed off the glove

10.5

Ashwin to Hughes, no run, well forward to smother anything on this

10.6

Ashwin to Hughes, no run, full, middle and leg, defended to midwicket

End of over 11 (maiden) Australia 39/1
PJ Hughes    29* (29b 7x4)      R Ashwin    2-1-8-0
EJM Cowan    9* (33b 2x4)      I Sharma    5-2-12-1

Jeremy from Melbourne: "@Dud - you are so negative. I think Hughes will make it into at least the mid thirties"

11.1

Sharma to Cowan, no run, short of a length, on off, stays low, kept out

gibbo: "for all the bad press Hughes gets, his average is still higher than Cowan's. I think S Waugh had an average in the mid twenties at this point, but he could bowl a bit."

11.2

Sharma to Cowan, no run, length ball outside off, left alone. No misbehaviour on this

11.3

Sharma to Cowan, no run, short of a length, wide outside off, left alone

11.4

Sharma to Cowan, no run, short of a length, on the pads, pushed to leg

11.5

Sharma to Cowan, no run, on a length, on off, solidly defended

Twenty-eight of Hughes's 29 runs have come in boundaries

11.6

Sharma to Cowan, no run, solid front-foot defensive to end the over

End of over 12 (maiden) Australia 39/1
EJM Cowan    9* (39b 2x4)      I Sharma    6-3-12-1
PJ Hughes    29* (29b 7x4)      R Ashwin    2-1-8-0

Hekarwe: "Hughes should make it to the Thirties, he is already 24....Sportsman generally live a fair while"

12.1

Ashwin to Hughes, no run, on a length, middle and off, defended back to him

12.2

Ashwin to Hughes, no run, short of a length, angling in, kept out

12.3

Ashwin to Hughes, no run

12.4

Ashwin to Hughes, 2 runs, nicely dabbed away past slip for a couple

12.5

Ashwin to Hughes, no run, full, middle and off, defended to mid-off

12.6

Ashwin to Hughes, no run, full, drifting in towards middle and leg, defended to leg

End of over 13 (2 runs) Australia 41/1
PJ Hughes    31* (35b 7x4)      R Ashwin    3-1-10-0
EJM Cowan    9* (39b 2x4)      I Sharma    6-3-12-1

Daniel Sijmons: "How is it Hughes gets such negative feedback and Cowan and Watson avoid it? Hughes has made more centuries than both and has a higher avg than Cowan..."

Bhuvneshwar Kumar comes back

13.1

Kumar to Cowan, no run, full, on off, swinging away, left alone

13.2

Kumar to Cowan, no run, on a length, middle and leg, swinging towards off, defended with an open face

13.3

Kumar to Cowan, FOUR, loose delivery, on a length and on the pads, and is clipped away for four through square leg

International cricket started at 1.30pm India time yesterday, and is still continuing

13.4

Kumar to Cowan, no run, short of a length, on off, pushed to mid-off

13.5

Kumar to Cowan, no run, full, on off, defended off the front foot

13.6

Kumar to Cowan, 2 runs, short of a length, pushed with an open face, misfielded by Vijay at gully

Time for a drink

End of over 14 (6 runs) Australia 47/1
EJM Cowan    15* (45b 3x4)      B Kumar    5-0-24-0
PJ Hughes    31* (35b 7x4)      R Ashwin    3-1-10-0

Pete: "@Daniel, are you seriously saying Cowan and Watson avoid negative assessment? Half of Australia has redoubled its habitual bagging of them in the last few days, if you noticed."

14.1

Ashwin to Hughes, no run, tossed up on off, Hughes is forward to defend

Chip: "The sun may no longer never set on the old British Empire, but it surely never sets on international cricket."

14.2

Ashwin to Hughes, no run, another solid forward-defensive

Tendulkar is off the field

14.3

Ashwin to Hughes, no run, drifting into middle and leg, opens up the front leg and defends

14.4

Ashwin to Hughes, 1 run, dipping on him, turns away a bit, runs off the outside edge for a single

14.5

Ashwin to Cowan, no run, short of a length, sharpish turn away, defended with soft hands to gully

14.6

Ashwin to Cowan, no run, length ball, on off, defended back to him

End of over 15 (1 run) Australia 48/1
EJM Cowan    15* (47b 3x4)      R Ashwin    4-1-11-0
PJ Hughes    32* (39b 7x4)      B Kumar    5-0-24-0

15.1

Kumar to Hughes, 1 run, short of a length, outside off, punched away to deep point for one

15.2

Kumar to Cowan, no run, wide half-volley, smashed away, but finds Jadeja at extra cover

Vishnu : "For those who is wondering why this Indian team lost against England. Its a matter of four players absence. No Sehwag, no Gambhir, no Swan & no Panaser."

15.3

Kumar to Cowan, no run, short of a length, on the pads, defended to midwicket

15.4

Kumar to Cowan, no run, on a length, on off, defended off the front foot

15.5

Kumar to Cowan, FOUR, superb drive. Gets forward to a length ball, and sends it crashing past mid-off for four

15.6

Kumar to Cowan, no run, short of a length, stays low, kept out well

End of over 16 (5 runs) Australia 53/1
EJM Cowan    19* (52b 4x4)      B Kumar    6-0-29-0
PJ Hughes    33* (40b 7x4)      R Ashwin    4-1-11-0

Justin: "Watson's average as a bowler can not be questioned. 62 wickets at 30.06"

16.1

Ashwin to Hughes, no run, on a length, not much turn, defended

A gully joins slip

16.2

Ashwin to Hughes, no run, down the wicket to defend this full ball

16.3

Ashwin to Hughes, no run, flighted, on off, dipping, defended to silly point

16.4

Ashwin to Hughes, no run, drifting in, turning away, Hughes defends off the back foot

16.5

Ashwin to Hughes, no run, defended with soft hands

16.6

Ashwin to Hughes, no run, flighted outside off, kicked away

End of over 17 (maiden) Australia 53/1
PJ Hughes    33* (46b 7x4)      R Ashwin    5-2-11-0
EJM Cowan    19* (52b 4x4)      B Kumar    6-0-29-0

Tendulkar is back on the field

17.1

Kumar to Cowan, no run, defended off the front foot

17.2

Kumar to Cowan, no run, length ball outside off, left alone

17.3

Kumar to Cowan, 1 leg bye, length ball, on the pads, misses out on the flick

17.4

Kumar to Hughes, FOUR, lovely shot. Almost a half-volley, just outside off, and he has driven it between mid-off and cover. Thirty-two off his 37 runs have come in fours

17.5

Kumar to Hughes, no run, extra bounce on this, Hughes is beaten on the cut

17.6

Kumar to Hughes, no run, short of a length, on off, defended. This could be the last over of seam in a long long time

End of over 18 (5 runs) Australia 58/1
PJ Hughes    37* (49b 8x4)      B Kumar    7-0-33-0
EJM Cowan    19* (55b 4x4)      R Ashwin    5-2-11-0

Pragyan Ojha is on now

18.1

Ojha to Cowan, no run, short of a length, on off, defended off the back foot

18.2

Ojha to Cowan, 1 run, some turn back in, but slow, and he has been dabbed for a single

Justin: "Watson's average as a bowler can not be questioned. 62 wickets at 30.06"

18.3

Ojha to Hughes, 4 byes, that's easy runs. Pitched outside leg, turning further away, staying low, and Australia get four byes

18.4

Ojha to Hughes, no run, looks to sweep, but doesn't find a gap

18.5

Ojha to Hughes, no run, stays back to defend a shortish delivery

18.6

Ojha to Hughes, FOUR, flat outside off, late-cut for four past slip. Hughes is playing a bit of a gem here

End of over 19 (9 runs) Australia 67/1
PJ Hughes    41* (53b 9x4)      PP Ojha    1-0-5-0
EJM Cowan    20* (57b 4x4)      B Kumar    7-0-33-0

Ashwin gets a change of ends

19.1

Ashwin to Cowan, no run, short of a length, punched to cover

19.2

Ashwin to Cowan, no run, slower, higher, fuller, defended back to him

19.3

Ashwin to Cowan, no run, flighted, middle and off, defended to silly point

19.4

Ashwin to Cowan, no run, solid front-foot defensive

19.5

Ashwin to Cowan, no run, goes back to a length ball and defends

19.6

Ashwin to Cowan, no run, full, middle and leg, defended to leg

End of over 20 (maiden) Australia 67/1
EJM Cowan    20* (63b 4x4)      R Ashwin    6-3-11-0
PJ Hughes    41* (53b 9x4)      PP Ojha    1-0-5-0

Ishant Sharma back on

20.1

Sharma to Hughes, FOUR, length ball, driven on the up, superb shot. Hughes now has 40 of 45 runs in fours

Goes round the stumps

20.2

Sharma to Hughes, no run, short, stays low to beat the cut

20.3

Sharma to Hughes, no run, vicious. That's a rattle snake. Has hit the helmet from a length. Okay from slightly short of a length. Steep bounce, and movement in, and without an edge or anything, that has crashed into the helmet. Hughes is in the air to counter that, feet parallel to the ground. Smiles all around. Surely Mitch Johnson is loving this?

20.4

Sharma to Hughes, no run, Hughes moves forward and behind the line of this fuller deliver, and defends

20.5

Sharma to Hughes, no run, wide of off, left alone

Chandra: "Has Phil Hughes grown a mustache? His batting seems to have improved..."

20.6

Sharma to Hughes, OUT, bowled'im. Hughes has played on. This has been a difficult over, and ends with a soft dismissal. A length ball, Hughes is stuck on the crease, doesn't move across to cover the line of the ball, and defends a bit tentatively. The ball jags in, hits the inside edge and onto the stumps

PJ Hughes b Sharma 45 (82m 59b 10x4 0x6) SR: 76.27

End of over 21 (4 runs) Australia 71/2
     I Sharma    7-3-16-2
EJM Cowan    20* (63b 4x4)      R Ashwin    6-3-11-0

Captain Shane Watson walks in

21.1

Ashwin to Cowan, no run, flighted on off, defended well in front of off

21.2

Ashwin to Cowan, no run, short of a length, on the pads, turning towards off, gets across the line to defend

21.3

Ashwin to Cowan, no run, flighted on off, defended to silly point

21.4

Ashwin to Cowan, 1 run, down the wicket to drive this to long-off for one

Deep midwicket and long-on out

21.5

Ashwin to Watson, 1 run, carrom ball first up. quick, on the pads, worked away for a single

21.6

Ashwin to Cowan, no run, defends one in front of his body

End of over 22 (2 runs) Australia 73/2
EJM Cowan    21* (68b 4x4)      R Ashwin    7-3-13-0
SR Watson    1* (1b)      I Sharma    7-3-16-2

22.1

Sharma to Watson, no run, short of a length, wide, left alone

22.2

Sharma to Watson, no run, wide length ball, left alone

22.3

Sharma to Watson, no run, nice delivery. And this has done nothing to do with the pitch. Length ball, outside off, holds its line, and beats the edge

22.4

Sharma to Watson, FOUR, leg-side half-volley, and Watson capitalises with a flick for four

22.5

Sharma to Watson, 1 run, on a length, well forward, runs off the outside half of the bat for one

Wazza: "Does Johnson judge his season on the number of wickets or broken fingers he as caused? If it is broken fingers he will be looking forward to bowling on this wicket."

22.6

Sharma to Cowan, no run, wide length ball, left alone

End of over 23 (5 runs) Australia 78/2
EJM Cowan    21* (69b 4x4)      I Sharma    8-3-21-2
SR Watson    6* (6b 1x4)      R Ashwin    7-3-13-0

Ojha comes back

23.1

Ojha to Watson, 1 run, short of a length, pushed towards mid-on, but suddenly Rahane comes out of nowhere from midwicket and makes them rush

23.2

Ojha to Cowan, no run, short of a length, outside off, defended off the back foot

23.3

Ojha to Cowan, no run, short of a length, on off, defended off the back foot

23.4

Ojha to Cowan, 1 run, down the wicket, flicks this into the pads of short leg, gets a single off the ricochet

23.5

Ojha to Watson, no run, Watson pads up outside off, the ball doesn't turn, but it only straightens a touch. Not close to being lbw but that will seed some doubts

23.6

Ojha to Watson, no run, down the wicket and drives this to midwicket

End of over 24 (2 runs) Australia 80/2
SR Watson    7* (9b 1x4)      PP Ojha    2-0-7-0
EJM Cowan    22* (72b 4x4)      I Sharma    8-3-21-2

24.1

Ashwin to Cowan, no run, full, on the pads, dips on him, defended to leg

24.2

Ashwin to Cowan, no run, nice dip and turn away from Cowan, who plays back and is beaten

24.3

Ashwin to Cowan, no run, flighted on off, and is defended solidly

24.4

Ashwin to Cowan, no run, more sharp turn, from in front of off, and the dip makes sure Cowan can't reach it. Beaten

24.5

Ashwin to Cowan, no run, short of a length, on off, looks to cut it, but is cramped for room

24.6

Ashwin to Cowan, no run, looks to cut a length ball, and is cramped completely on it. The ball doesn't spin either, but Cowan has got himself out of the line of off to get the lbw out of the picture

End of over 25 (maiden) Australia 80/2
EJM Cowan    22* (78b 4x4)      R Ashwin    8-4-13-0
SR Watson    7* (9b 1x4)      PP Ojha    2-0-7-0

25.1

Ojha to Watson, no run, two appeals in one. Dhoni is sure he has stumped him. Kohli is appealing for the catch. This ball has turned past the outside edge, Watson has dragged the boot onto the line. Not sure if he has got some part back in. There is a smidgeon behind the line, I'd say. After many replays, the third umpire agrees. No edge on it anyway, although there is a bit of snicko. But the bat hit the boot around the same time. Not sure if the third umpire could have checked this at any rate? So Watson lives on

25.2

Ojha to Watson, no run, sharp turn, hits the high part of the bat as Watson defends

25.3

Ojha to Watson, no run, full outside off, defended off the front foot

25.4

Ojha to Watson, no run, defended off the front foot

25.5

Ojha to Watson, no run, flatter, on off, defended off the front foot

25.6

Ojha to Watson, no run, full outside off, defended off the front foot

End of over 26 (maiden) Australia 80/2
SR Watson    7* (15b 1x4)      PP Ojha    3-1-7-0
EJM Cowan    22* (78b 4x4)      R Ashwin    8-4-13-0

26.1

Ashwin to Cowan, 1 run, full, on the pads, clipped to leg for one

26.2

Ashwin to Watson, 1 run, full, on the pads, clipped to deep midwicket

26.3

Ashwin to Cowan, FOUR, short of a length, into the pads, nudged away fine for four runs

26.4

Ashwin to Cowan, no run, flighted on off, defended off the front foot

26.5

Ashwin to Cowan, no run, short of a length, cut away, but finds point

26.6

Ashwin to Cowan, no run, defended solidly off the front foot

End of over 27 (6 runs) Australia 86/2
EJM Cowan    27* (83b 5x4)      R Ashwin    9-4-19-0
SR Watson    8* (16b 1x4)      PP Ojha    3-1-7-0

Last over before lunch

27.1

Ojha to Watson, no run, short of a length, on off, punched to mid-off

27.2

Ojha to Watson, no run, on a length, holds its line, defended off the back foot

27.3

Ojha to Watson, FOUR, short, wide, and Australia have been good with those all day. Cuts this in front of square, beats the deepish cover for four

27.4

Ojha to Watson, no run, charges down the wicket to take this on the half-volley and drives, but Ojha sticks his right boot out to save runs

27.5

Ojha to Watson, FOUR, long hop, Watson was forward but rocked back to whack this through midwicket for four

27.6

Ojha to Watson, no run, short of a length, outside off, Watson looks to cut, succeeds in it, but funds point

11.31am That's lunch then. Australia's session for my money. This pitch is going to play serious tricks, and for fast bowlers too. Australia will bowl last on it. This is a pitch where you need to capitalise on every bad delivery, and Australia have done that well in this session. India have been guilty of providing them with those loose balls too. It's early to be saying this, but I think Australia have a chance of winning this Test. Anything over 300 is a competitive first-innings total. Not sure India needed such a cracked surface to beat a demoralised Australian side. It only gives Australia a bit of an outside chance

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End of over 28 (8 runs) Australia 94/2
SR Watson    16* (22b 3x4)      PP Ojha    4-1-15-0
EJM Cowan    27* (83b 5x4)      R Ashwin    9-4-19-0

Welcome back. Ed Cowan is out to resume well before Watson jogs out

28.1

Ashwin to Cowan, no run, full, on off, doesn't turn, hits the inside half of the bat

28.2

Ashwin to Cowan, FOUR, short, turning away, and Cowan cuts this in front of square for four. Between mid-off and cover

28.3

Ashwin to Cowan, no run, defended off the front foot

28.4

Ashwin to Cowan, no run, keeps this flattish delivery out

28.5

Ashwin to Cowan, 1 run, shimmies down, almost done in by the dip on it, the ball turns his the outside half of the bat. Watson calls through for a single, Dhoni uses his gloves to deflect this onto the stumps without wasting time to collect it. Watson has made it safely, though

Round the stumps

28.6

Ashwin to Watson, no run, short of a length, outside off, defended off the back foot

End of over 29 (5 runs) Australia 99/2
SR Watson    16* (23b 3x4)      R Ashwin    10-4-24-0
EJM Cowan    32* (88b 6x4)      PP Ojha    4-1-15-0

29.1

Ojha to Cowan, no run, they are checking with the third umpire. This is a low catch. Down the wicket, not to the pitch of it, flicks towards short midwicket, Pujara is not claiming it. But Ojha appeals it. Pujara says he is not sure, hence the third umpire is called in. This seems a half-volley to me

29.2

Ojha to Cowan, 1 run, flighted, on the pads, worked away for a single

29.3

Ojha to Watson, no run, length ball, middle and leg, defended back to him

29.4

Ojha to Watson, 1 run, short of a length, wide, punched to deepish cover for one

29.5

Ojha to Cowan, no run, full, on off, he defends off the back foot

SM: "May be Watto was finishing his homework during lunch and that's why he was a little late coming out. Ed Cowan had already completed his homework few days back..."

29.6

Ojha to Cowan, no run, and goes back to defend another fullish ball

End of over 30 (2 runs) Australia 101/2
EJM Cowan    33* (92b 6x4)      PP Ojha    5-1-17-0
SR Watson    17* (25b 3x4)      R Ashwin    10-4-24-0

I think Jadeja will be more effective on this pitch than Ojha

Ashwin bowling round the stumps

30.1

Ashwin to Watson, no run, tossed up on off, defended back to him

30.2

Ashwin to Watson, no run, well forward to smother the turn

30.3

Ashwin to Watson, no run, short of a length, outside off, punched to cover

30.4

Ashwin to Watson, no run, tossed up, middle and leg, defended to short leg

30.5

Ashwin to Watson, no run, appeal for lbw, but Ashwin has no support from his matches. Short of a length, turns back in from off, but is a bit too high

30.6

Ashwin to Watson, no run, down the wicket to defend this to short midwicket

End of over 31 (maiden) Australia 101/2
SR Watson    17* (31b 3x4)      R Ashwin    11-5-24-0
EJM Cowan    33* (92b 6x4)      PP Ojha    5-1-17-0

31.1

Ojha to Cowan, 1 run, comes down the wicket to take this on the full and drives it to deepish mid-on for one

31.2

Ojha to Watson, no run, flighted, down the wicket to defend this

31.3

Ojha to Watson, no run, this is flatter, and he goes back to defend

31.4

Ojha to Watson, no run, takes this on the full, flicks it, but can't beat midwicket

31.5

Ojha to Watson, no run, down the wicket to defend this to mid-on

31.6

Ojha to Watson, no run, shimmies down to defend a fullish ball

End of over 32 (1 run) Australia 102/2
SR Watson    17* (36b 3x4)      PP Ojha    6-1-18-0
EJM Cowan    34* (93b 6x4)      R Ashwin    11-5-24-0

32.1

Ashwin to Cowan, no run, full, middle and leg, on the pads, defended

32.2

Ashwin to Cowan, FOUR, full and fast down the leg side. Cowan seems to have got enough of a touch on it. These are all crucial runs. You can;t give free runs on this pitch

32.3

Ashwin to Cowan, no run, slower through the air, on middle and leg, defended

32.4

Ashwin to Cowan, no run, good call from Cowan. This is flicked to leg and behind square so this should be Watson's call, and he wants the run. However, Cowan belts out a NOOOOO that can he heard in Daryaganj, and Watson makes it just back in time. This has gone straight to Bhuvneshwar at square leg

32.5

Ashwin to Cowan, no run, defended off the front foot

Ashwin moves over the stumps

32.6

Ashwin to Cowan, OUT, and this is at least the third batsman this series that Ashwin has bowled around the legs on the sweep, and bowling from over the stumps. So this is no lucky dismissal. He has planned this. Tossed up outside leg, turning towards the stumps. Cowan is on the sweep, misses the line, and is bowled. On the other hand, it is pretty soft for Australia to keep on losing wickets in this manner

EJM Cowan b Ashwin 38 (135m 99b 7x4 0x6) SR: 38.38

End of over 33 (4 runs) Australia 106/3
     R Ashwin    12-5-28-1
SR Watson    17* (36b 3x4)      PP Ojha    6-1-18-0

Out walks Steve Smith, but Watson is on the strike

33.1

Ojha to Watson, no run, full, defended to the very straight short leg

33.2

Ojha to Watson, no run, left alone outside off

33.3

Ojha to Watson, no run, short of a length, turning sharply, Watson defends off the back foot

33.4

Ojha to Watson, no run, defended off the front foot

33.5

Ojha to Watson, no run, driven hard, but Pujara fields well at short cover

33.6

Ojha to Watson, no run, flighted just outside off, left alone by Watson

End of over 34 (maiden) Australia 106/3
SR Watson    17* (42b 3x4)      PP Ojha    7-2-18-0
SPD Smith    0* (0b)      R Ashwin    12-5-28-1

Round the stumps to Smith

34.1

Ashwin to Smith, no run, on a length, on off, defended off the back foot

Sudhir Bakhru : "Right before Cowan's wicket Dhoni asked Ashwin to come over the wicket. 'Ash idhar se try kar' is what he said in hindi."

34.2

Ashwin to Smith, no run, tossed up outside off, solid defence off the front foot

34.3

Ashwin to Smith, no run, short of a length, on off, defended

34.4

Ashwin to Smith, no run, down the wicket to kick this length ball away

34.5

Ashwin to Smith, no run, tossed up outside off, well forward to defend

34.6

Ashwin to Smith, no run, down the wicket to block this full ball

End of over 35 (maiden) Australia 106/3
SPD Smith    0* (6b)      R Ashwin    13-6-28-1
SR Watson    17* (42b 3x4)      PP Ojha    7-2-18-0

Just saw Cowan was stunned by that dismissal. Had he done his homework (and no jokes are intended here), he would have known Ashwin has actually been bowling to get exactly that dismissal. He shouldn't be stunned by that

35.1

Ojha to Watson, no run, flighted outside off, smothers the turn

35.2

Ojha to Watson, no run, short of a length, looks to cut it, but is beaten by the fullness of it

35.3

Ojha to Watson, no run, defended back to him after leaving the crease

35.4

Ojha to Watson, no run, short of a length, goes on with the arm, and Watson gets an inside edge, which saves him the lbw

35.5

Ojha to Watson, no run, sharp turn now. It's really difficult to bat on this. Big turn immediately after one had gone on with the arm. Beaten

35.6

Ojha to Watson, no run, keeps this straighter one out

End of over 36 (maiden) Australia 106/3
SR Watson    17* (48b 3x4)      PP Ojha    8-3-18-0
SPD Smith    0* (6b)      R Ashwin    13-6-28-1

On comes Jadeja. he will be dangerous on this pitch

36.1

Jadeja to Smith, no run, length ball, on off, defended

36.2

Jadeja to Smith, 2 runs, down the wicket and lofts him over mid-on. Not the best of connections but clears the field. First run in 24 balls

36.3

Jadeja to Smith, 1 run, length ball outside off, runs this behind square for a single

36.4

Jadeja to Watson, no run, defended off the front foot

36.5

Jadeja to Watson, no run, short of a length, Watson goes back and defends

36.6

Jadeja to Watson, no run, stays back and defends a fat delivery

End of over 37 (3 runs) Australia 109/3
SR Watson    17* (51b 3x4)      RA Jadeja    1-0-3-0
SPD Smith    3* (9b)      PP Ojha    8-3-18-0

37.1

Ojha to Smith, no run, flighted outside off, defended off the front foot

Dipak: "As soon as Smith has arrived, Dhoni handed over ball to Ravindra Jadeja. #Legend #respect _/\_"

37.2

Ojha to Smith, no run, full, on off, driven, but the extra cover is a bit deep and denies them the single

37.3

Ojha to Smith, no run, on a length, turns a bit, defended

37.4

Ojha to Smith, no run, punched away off short of a length. Ishant Sharma saves runs at point

37.5

Ojha to Smith, SIX, lovely shot. Down the wicket, takes this on the half-volley and clears long-on. You will need these shots on this pitch

37.6

Ojha to Smith, no run, flighted outside off, left alone

End of over 38 (6 runs) Australia 115/3
SPD Smith    9* (15b 1x6)      PP Ojha    9-3-24-0
SR Watson    17* (51b 3x4)      RA Jadeja    1-0-3-0

38.1

Jadeja to Watson, no run, length ball, middle and leg, defended back to him

38.2

Jadeja to Watson, no run, short of a length, into the pads, defended to square leg

38.3

Jadeja to Watson, no run, short of a length, middle and leg, defends it back to him

38.4

Jadeja to Watson, no run, flighted on middle and leg, blocked to leg

38.5

Jadeja to Watson, OUT, if you are an Australian captain, run away when you see Jadeja. Australian captains have batted seven times in this series, and Jadeja has got them out six times. Watson charges down this time, but the length is slightly shorter than his reach, and then Jadeja gets sharp turn from in front of leg to leave Watson stranded

SR Watson st †Dhoni b Jadeja 17 (63m 56b 3x4 0x6) SR: 30.35

In comes Matthew Wade. He is taking back back his spot from Haddin

38.6

Jadeja to Wade, 2 runs, tentative defensive as this one jumps from outside off. Gets two off the glove

End of over 39 (2 runs) Australia 117/4
MS Wade    2* (1b)      RA Jadeja    2-0-5-1
SPD Smith    9* (15b 1x6)      PP Ojha    9-3-24-0

39.1

Ojha to Smith, no run, down the wicket, blocks a full ball

39.2

Ojha to Smith, no run, tossed up on off, defended

39.3

Ojha to Smith, no run, short of a length, on off, defended back to him

39.4

Ojha to Smith, no run, down the wicket to defend a flighted delivery

39.5

Ojha to Smith, no run, full, outside off, defended to point

39.6

Ojha to Smith, no run, full, on off, smothers the turn

End of over 40 (maiden) Australia 117/4
SPD Smith    9* (21b 1x6)      PP Ojha    10-4-24-0
MS Wade    2* (1b)      RA Jadeja    2-0-5-1

BeCautious: "Looks like India have given Aus a sniff here by preparing a surface with so many cracks. Why do this when they were struggling on spin-friendly but not spiteful tracks in Hyderabad and Mohali?"

Ashwin comes back on

40.1

Ashwin to Wade, no run, short of a length, Wade stays back to punch, but this one doesn't turn, and nearly gets an lbw

40.2

Ashwin to Wade, no run, flighted outside off, left alone as this one turns away

VicJim: "I'm surprised that Haddin was dropped. Could have played as a specialist batsman instead of Maxwell. I'm sure he could bowl better as well."

40.3

Ashwin to Wade, no run, slower through the air, on middle and leg, turns towards off, defended with an open face

40.4

Ashwin to Wade, OUT, down the wicket to kick this away, but the extra bounce hits him high on the pad. Silly point catches it, the fielders go up in unison, Aleem Dar has no hesitation in giving him. I think Wade might be unlucky here. I haven't seen a clear edge. Perhaps the umpire was done in by how high this went, perhaps he was done in by the proximity of the bat to the pad. Oh it's the bat hitting the pad that has created the second noise. Wade can consider himself unlucky

MS Wade c Vijay b Ashwin 2 (7m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

In comes Maxwell

40.5

Ashwin to Maxwell, no run, defends the first ball back to him

40.6

Ashwin to Maxwell, no run, down the wicket to push this to mid-off

End of over 41 (wicket maiden) Australia 117/5
GJ Maxwell    0* (2b)      R Ashwin    14-7-28-2
SPD Smith    9* (21b 1x6)      PP Ojha    10-4-24-0

41.1

Ojha to Smith, no run, full, middle and leg, defended

41.2

Ojha to Smith, no run, defended off the back foot

41.3

Ojha to Smith, 1 run, driven to mid-off

41.4

Ojha to Maxwell, no run, tossed up on off, defended to cover

41.5

Ojha to Maxwell, no run, tossed up outside off, blocked

41.6

Ojha to Maxwell, no run, full outside off, driven to mid-off

End of over 42 (1 run) Australia 118/5
GJ Maxwell    0* (5b)      PP Ojha    11-4-25-0
SPD Smith    10* (24b 1x6)      R Ashwin    14-7-28-2

42.1

Jadeja to Smith, no run, stays back to defend a length ball

42.2

Jadeja to Smith, no run, tossed up on off, defended back to him

42.3

Jadeja to Smith, no run, full and straight, defended back to him

42.4

Jadeja to Smith, no run, down the wicket to defend a length ball

42.5

Jadeja to Smith, no run, short of a length, defended off the back foot

42.6

Jadeja to Smith, no run, another defensive off the back foot

End of over 43 (maiden) Australia 118/5
SPD Smith    10* (30b 1x6)      RA Jadeja    3-1-5-1
GJ Maxwell    0* (5b)      PP Ojha    11-4-25-0

43.1

Ojha to Maxwell, SIX, lovely shot. Maxwell gets off the mark with a six as clean as a whistle. Down the wicket, takes a length ball on the half-volley, and deposits it over long-off

43.2

Ojha to Maxwell, FOUR, flat, short of a length, widish, Maxwell is waiting for it, and cuts it behind square for four

43.3

Ojha to Maxwell, no run, flighted on off, defended solidly off the front foot

43.4

Ojha to Maxwell, no run, another forward-defensive

43.5

Ojha to Maxwell, no run, down the wicket, beaten in the flight, defends

43.6

Ojha to Maxwell, no run, tossed up on off, defended back to him

End of over 44 (10 runs) Australia 128/5
GJ Maxwell    10* (11b 1x4 1x6)      PP Ojha    12-4-35-0
SPD Smith    10* (30b 1x6)      RA Jadeja    3-1-5-1

44.1

Jadeja to Smith, no run, flighted on off, blocked back to him

44.2

Jadeja to Smith, no run, down the wicket, beaten in the flight, tries to defend, and is nearly done in by the extra bounce. He is lucky the ball dies off the glove

44.3

Jadeja to Smith, 1 run, fired in, defended off the back foot, gets a single to leg

44.4

Jadeja to Maxwell, no run, on a length, middle and leg, defended back to him

44.5

Jadeja to Maxwell, no run, full, middle and leg, defended back to him

44.6

Jadeja to Maxwell, no run, short of a length, on off, no turn, tries to cut, but finds point

End of over 45 (1 run) Australia 129/5
GJ Maxwell    10* (14b 1x4 1x6)      RA Jadeja    4-1-6-1
SPD Smith    11* (33b 1x6)      PP Ojha    12-4-35-0

45.1

Ojha to Smith, no run, flighted on off, defended back to him

45.2

Ojha to Smith, no run, flighted on off again, plays defensively again

45.3

Ojha to Smith, no run, tossed up outside off, slower through the air, defended with an open face

45.4

Ojha to Smith, no run, fuller, flatter, defended with an open face

45.5

Ojha to Smith, no run, full, on off, defended back to him

45.6

Ojha to Smith, no run, down the wicket to smother this one

End of over 46 (maiden) Australia 129/5
SPD Smith    11* (39b 1x6)      PP Ojha    13-5-35-0
GJ Maxwell    10* (14b 1x4 1x6)      RA Jadeja    4-1-6-1

46.1

Jadeja to Maxwell, no run, flat, on off, punched to cover

46.2

Jadeja to Maxwell, OUT, soft dismissal. Doesn't pick the shot well. This is nowhere in his swinging arc. Premeditates the loft. This is not full enough to go for the loft, and he ends up dragging it across the line, and gives mid-on a simple catch

GJ Maxwell c Sharma b Jadeja 10 (14m 16b 1x4 1x6) SR: 62.50

Madhu says, "If Indian bowlers pick up 10 more wickets in this game, the tally in the series will be their highest ever for a four-match series. The existing record for India is 73 wickets in the 2004 series against Australia."

Johnson comes in. He can go crazy with his hitting

46.3

Jadeja to Johnson, no run, defended off the back foot

46.4

Jadeja to Johnson, 2 leg byes, huge appeal for lbw. This one turns in sharply from well outside off. This has missed the front pad of Johnson and hit his back pad. That is a very very good shout, but he is not given. Maybe even the back pad was just outside the line?

46.5

Jadeja to Johnson, no run, defended

46.6

Jadeja to Johnson, 1 run, pushed wide of cover for one

End of over 47 (3 runs) Australia 132/6
MG Johnson    1* (4b)      RA Jadeja    5-1-7-2
SPD Smith    11* (39b 1x6)      PP Ojha    13-5-35-0

Ashwin comes back at the sight of a left-hand batsman

47.1

Ashwin to Johnson, 1 run, full, pushed hard to cover, and they rake a risky single. He was a goner had Pujara hit. Even if Ashwin was behind the stumps, he could have been run out

47.2

Ashwin to Smith, no run, down the wicket , defends

47.3

Ashwin to Smith, no run, short of a length, outside off, defended off the back foot

47.4

Ashwin to Smith, no run, sharp turn from short of a length, but down the leg side

47.5

Ashwin to Smith, no run, stays back to defend a length ball

47.6

Ashwin to Smith, 1 run, short of a length again, tucked away off the hip for a single

End of over 48 (2 runs) Australia 134/6
SPD Smith    12* (44b 1x6)      R Ashwin    15-7-30-2
MG Johnson    2* (5b)      RA Jadeja    5-1-7-2

48.1

Jadeja to Smith, no run, full, on off, driven to extra cover

48.2

Jadeja to Smith, no run, flighted, middle and off, defended to leg

48.3

Jadeja to Smith, no run, full and wide, left alone

Says Madhu: "The lowest first-innings total (batting first) to win a Test in Delhi is 252 by India against Pakistan in 1999 in the Anil Kumble 10-wicket game."

48.4

Jadeja to Smith, no run, length ball, middle and leg, defended back to him

48.5

Jadeja to Smith, no run, full, on off, a dart really. Defended back to him

48.6

Jadeja to Smith, no run, short of a length, on off, defended back to him

End of over 49 (maiden) Australia 134/6
SPD Smith    12* (50b 1x6)      RA Jadeja    6-2-7-2
MG Johnson    2* (5b)      R Ashwin    15-7-30-2

49.1

Ashwin to Johnson, no run, length ball, middle and leg, defended off the back foot

49.2

Ashwin to Johnson, no run, slower, higher, defended off the front foot

49.3

Ashwin to Johnson, no run, even slower, Johnson defends off the back foot

49.4

Ashwin to Johnson, no run, carrom ball, but a bit too short, and is defended well

49.5

Ashwin to Johnson, no run, slow offbreak, just short of a length, defended off the back foot

49.6

Ashwin to Johnson, no run, full, outside off, defended to mid-off

End of over 50 (maiden) Australia 134/6
MG Johnson    2* (11b)      R Ashwin    16-8-30-2
SPD Smith    12* (50b 1x6)      RA Jadeja    6-2-7-2
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India v Australia at Delhi - Mar 22-24, 2013
India won by 6 wickets
India v Australia at Mohali - Mar 14-18, 2013
India won by 6 wickets
India v Australia at Hyderabad (Deccan) - Mar 2-5, 2013
India won by an innings and 135 runs
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India won by 8 wickets
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Mar 24, 2013

MS Dhoni with the Border-Gavaskar trophy, India v Australia, 4th Test, Delhi, 3rd day, March 24, 2013

MS Dhoni with the Border-Gavaskar trophy

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Mar 24, 2013

Allan Border and Sunil Gavaskar hand over the Border-Gavaskar trophy to MS Dhoni, India v Australia, 4th Test, Delhi, March 24, 2013

Allan Border and Sunil Gavaskar hand over the Border-Gavaskar trophy to MS Dhoni

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