Australia tour of India, 4th Test: India v Australia at Delhi, Mar 22-24, 2013
India won by 6 wickets
22,23,24 March 2013 (5-day match)
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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

Australia 4/1   EJM Cowan 4* (6b 1x4)   I Sharma 0.4-0-0-1
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

Australia 71/2   EJM Cowan 20* (63b 4x4)   I Sharma 7-3-16-2
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

Australia 106/3   SR Watson 17* (36b 3x4)   R Ashwin 12-5-28-1
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

Australia 115/4   SPD Smith 9* (15b 1x6)   RA Jadeja 1.5-0-3-1
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

Australia 117/5   SPD Smith 9* (21b 1x6)   R Ashwin 13.4-6-28-2
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

Australia 129/6   SPD Smith 11* (39b 1x6)   RA Jadeja 4.2-1-6-2
53.6

Ashwin to Johnson, OUT, Johnson is stunned. He has seen a ghost. Actually he has just not picked a carrom ball. This is a length ball, on off, Johnson thinks he can leave it alone, but the ball turns against the angle and knocks the off stump over. He just stands there stunned for various seconds. Dhoni's celebratory reaction suggests this is a pre-discussed dismissal. For many seconds, Johnson thought it was a stumping appeal. Then he asks, "Bowled?"

MG Johnson b Ashwin 3 (24m 22b 0x4 0x6) SR: 13.63

Australia 136/7   SPD Smith 13* (63b 1x6)   R Ashwin 18-10-30-3
81.2

Ashwin to Smith, OUT, sharp offbreak, sharp catch. Rahane's first Test contribution with no "sub" next to his name. This is quick, dipping, and Smith is nowhere near it in defence. The ball is allowed time to turn and hits the inside edge for a quick catch to Rahane at short leg

SPD Smith c Rahane b Ashwin 46 (152m 145b 3x4 2x6) SR: 31.72

Australia 189/8   PM Siddle 20* (82b 1x4)   R Ashwin 23.2-12-37-4
102.1

Ashwin to Siddle, OUT, bowled'im. Ashwin has a five-for. Sensational stats: nine five-fors in 16 Tests. Finally breaks through Siddle's defence. This is a natural variation from the wicket. An offbreak, on a length outside off, Siddle defends, but the ball doesn;t turn as much as the balls have been turning, and the off stump is flattened

PM Siddle b Ashwin 51 (170m 136b 4x4 0x6) SR: 37.50

Australia 243/9   JL Pattinson 19* (71b 3x4)   R Ashwin 32.1-17-51-5
112.1

Ojha to Pattinson, OUT, lovely bowling from Ojha. Reaches 100 Test wickets in his 22nd Test. The third-fastest Indian to 100 wickets, behind Prasanna and Kumble. On a length, Pattinson plays for turn, but the ball goes on with the arm, and takes the leading edge. Sharply taken by Kohli. Ojha looks towards the skies in relief. Fletcher is on his feet to applause

JL Pattinson c Kohli b Ojha 30 (112m 91b 3x4 0x6) SR: 32.96

Australia 262/10   NM Lyon 8* (40b)   PP Ojha 26.1-6-75-1
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