Australia tour of India, 4th Test: India v Australia at Nagpur, Nov 6-10, 2008
India won by 172 runs
6,7,8,9,10 November 2008 (5-day match)
  India 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal V Sehwag b Krejza 66 114 69 9 1 95.65
22.3 And Krejza gets the biggie: Sehwag is bowled. It turned in from outside off stump, Sehwag went back to try play a late cut and edged it on to his off stump. Jason Krejza has his second wicket. VVS walks in to bat in his 100th Test. 116/3
View dismissal M Vijay c †Haddin b Watson 33 88 53 2 0 62.26
17.5 And he is gone now. Watto strikes. Vijay is done in by the lifting delivery. It climbed shoulder high around the off stump, Vijay is a touch squared up as he tries to defend and gets a thin nick behind. He is obviously unhappy and trudges off disappointed. And sehwag gets close and pats him on the helmet. 98/1
View dismissal R Dravid c Katich b Krejza 0 4 2 0 0 0.00
18.4 Dravid continues to run dry. Gone for a duck. Jason Krejza gets his first wicket. It was quite a regulation off break. It turned in slightly from outside off stump and some extra bounce and Dravid jabbed it to short leg. His poor run continues. Congrats Jason. Enter SRT. 99/2
View dismissal SR Tendulkar lbw b Johnson 109 274 188 12 0 57.97
82.5 Tendulkar is on his bike. Trapped in front by Johnson. Out for 109. It landed on the leg and middle line on a length and moved towards middle, Tendulkar was caught on the shuffle and pushed outside the line. It would have taken out the middle stump. Fine innings, with a touch of luck at the end, comes to an end. The new ball has worked. he had slowed down after his ton; perhaps, he was playing for the stumps, or for the new ball or just tired. 303/5
View dismissal VVS Laxman c †Haddin b Krejza 64 193 141 5 0 45.39
68.4 Krejza has got another wicket. Laxman falls to a faulty stroke. He backed to the legside, trying to create room for the cut but it turned in more than he thought and he was cramped for room. And nicked it over the middle stump and Haddin clung on. Well done Jason. Ganguly walks in for his last Test match. Drinks break. 262/4
View dismissal SC Ganguly c Clarke b Krejza 85 220 153 8 1 55.55
116.6 And Jason gets his five-for! Super moment for the debutant and the Aussies crowd him. It turned from outside the leg stump and Ganguly pushed at it and got a thick edge. Clarke, at first slip, flung himself to his left to take a very sharp catch. Jason is da maan. Fine innings from Ganguly, though. He looked so solid and serene. Fab knock. Pity he didn't get the ton. Will he get another chance in this Test or have we have seen his last Test innings here? 423/7
View dismissal MS Dhoni*† b Krejza 56 158 97 4 0 57.73
116.4 And Jason gets another wicket. No 4. What a strange little Test for him. Dhoni moved towards middle and off and tried to paddle a delivery turning in towards leg. He missed and the ball hit the leg stump. The 119-run partnership has come to an end. 422/6
Harbhajan Singh not out 18 40 24 4 0 75.00
View dismissal Z Khan b Krejza 1 25 16 0 0 6.25
122.3 Wah! Wicket no 6. What a bitter-sweet debut! It was well-flighted delivery outside off stump into the rough and Zaheer Khan went for the big drive and edged it on to the stumps. 437/8
View dismissal A Mishra b Krejza 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
122.4 Would you believe it? Krejza takes another one. On a hattrick now. It landed outside off and went on straight, without too much spin, went with the angle and the batsman pushed inside the line. Death knell. THe off stump was pegged back 437/9
View dismissal I Sharma c Katich b Krejza 0 9 7 0 0 0.00
124.5 What a memorable debut for Jason Krejza. The European combo of Jason Krejza and Katich has combined here well to get Krejza his eight wicket. Super duper. Ishant flicked it to the right of Katich, at short leg, and he takes a good sharp juggling catch. Krejza won't forget Nagpur, Indians will always remember him and his bizarre debut. Runs and wickets. Arthur Mailey, the former Aussie legspinner, would have been proud. Congrats Jason. 441/10
Extras (b 4, lb 2, w 1, nb 2) 9
  Total (all out; 124.5 overs; 568 mins) 441 (3.53 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  B Lee 16 2 62 0 3.87 69 6 0 (2nb, 1w)
View wicket MG Johnson 32 11 84 1 2.62 150 10 0
82.5 to Tendulkar, Tendulkar is on his bike. Trapped in front by Johnson. Out for 109. It landed on the leg and middle line on a length and moved towards middle, Tendulkar was caught on the shuffle and pushed outside the line. It would have taken out the middle stump. Fine innings, with a touch of luck at the end, comes to an end. The new ball has worked. he had slowed down after his ton; perhaps, he was playing for the stumps, or for the new ball or just tired. 303/5
View wicket SR Watson 20 5 42 1 2.10 93 3 0
17.5 to Vijay, And he is gone now. Watto strikes. Vijay is done in by the lifting delivery. It climbed shoulder high around the off stump, Vijay is a touch squared up as he tries to defend and gets a thin nick behind. He is obviously unhappy and trudges off disappointed. And sehwag gets close and pats him on the helmet. 98/1
View wickets JJ Krejza 43.5 1 215 8 4.90 158 25 2
18.4 to Dravid, Dravid continues to run dry. Gone for a duck. Jason Krejza gets his first wicket. It was quite a regulation off break. It turned in slightly from outside off stump and some extra bounce and Dravid jabbed it to short leg. His poor run continues. Congrats Jason. Enter SRT. 99/2
22.3 to Sehwag, And Krejza gets the biggie: Sehwag is bowled. It turned in from outside off stump, Sehwag went back to try play a late cut and edged it on to his off stump. Jason Krejza has his second wicket. VVS walks in to bat in his 100th Test. 116/3
68.4 to Laxman, Krejza has got another wicket. Laxman falls to a faulty stroke. He backed to the legside, trying to create room for the cut but it turned in more than he thought and he was cramped for room. And nicked it over the middle stump and Haddin clung on. Well done Jason. Ganguly walks in for his last Test match. Drinks break. 262/4
116.4 to Dhoni, And Jason gets another wicket. No 4. What a strange little Test for him. Dhoni moved towards middle and off and tried to paddle a delivery turning in towards leg. He missed and the ball hit the leg stump. The 119-run partnership has come to an end. 422/6
116.6 to Ganguly, And Jason gets his five-for! Super moment for the debutant and the Aussies crowd him. It turned from outside the leg stump and Ganguly pushed at it and got a thick edge. Clarke, at first slip, flung himself to his left to take a very sharp catch. Jason is da maan. Fine innings from Ganguly, though. He looked so solid and serene. Fab knock. Pity he didn't get the ton. Will he get another chance in this Test or have we have seen his last Test innings here? 423/7
122.3 to Khan, Wah! Wicket no 6. What a bitter-sweet debut! It was well-flighted delivery outside off stump into the rough and Zaheer Khan went for the big drive and edged it on to the stumps. 437/8
122.4 to Mishra, Would you believe it? Krejza takes another one. On a hattrick now. It landed outside off and went on straight, without too much spin, went with the angle and the batsman pushed inside the line. Death knell. THe off stump was pegged back 437/9
124.5 to Sharma, What a memorable debut for Jason Krejza. The European combo of Jason Krejza and Katich has combined here well to get Krejza his eight wicket. Super duper. Ishant flicked it to the right of Katich, at short leg, and he takes a good sharp juggling catch. Krejza won't forget Nagpur, Indians will always remember him and his bizarre debut. Runs and wickets. Arthur Mailey, the former Aussie legspinner, would have been proud. Congrats Jason. 441/10
  CL White 10 1 24 0 2.40 40 0 0
  SM Katich 3 0 8 0 2.66 10 0 0
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal ML Hayden run out (Vijay) 16 30 26 3 0 61.53
6.5 from Khan, Vijay has run out Hayden. Hayden is walking. What a blow. It was pushed to mid-on and Vijay rushed in, picked the ball, and fired a direct hit at the non-striker's end. Not a wise decision by Haydos to pick a young man 32/1
View dismissal SM Katich lbw b Khan 102 304 189 9 0 53.96
70.6 And gets him lbw with the reverse swinging yorker. It dipped in late with the shiny side, Katich couldn't get his bat down in time and was hit on the boot. Hawk eye suggests it would have clipped the leg stump. Fine hundred from Kato, though. 229/3
View dismissal RT Ponting* b Harbhajan Singh 24 45 41 3 0 58.53
17.1 Harbhajan has taken out Ponting. Wicket no 300 for Bhaji. It landed outside off stump on a length. Ponting shaped to cut it but was stunned as the ball turned in, cramped him and hit the top of the off stump. This is the tenth time he has dismissed Ricky. This is the first time he has bowled Ponting and It was Harbhajan 200th wicket in India. 74/2
View dismissal MEK Hussey run out (Vijay/†Dhoni) 90 315 229 8 0 39.30
89.5 from Harbhajan Singh, The combo of Vijay and Dhoni get together to run out Hussey. What a turning point this is going to be. It was turned to right of silly point and Vijay lunged to make the stop. Hussey was outside the crease, looking for the single and Vijay flicked it towards the stumps, Dhoni gathered it outside off and whipped the bails off. The third umpire says that's out and the Indians mob Vijay. Did the ball slip out Dhoni's gloves as he broke the stumps. Hang on, will confirm after the replays. Replays are in: The ball hit the stumps. And so that's out. It didn't slip down to the groundbut fell on the stumps 265/5
View dismissal MJ Clarke c †Dhoni b Sharma 8 58 44 1 0 18.18
84.4 Done in by a beauty. 136.9 kmph hitting the length on the off stump line, the shiny side outside and it shaped away, Clarke is turned inside out and gets a thin nick on the prod. Gone! 255/4
View dismissal SR Watson b Harbhajan Singh 2 36 22 0 0 9.09
91.4 Harbhajan gets Watson with the over spin. It turned in and Watson tried to defend with soft hands but the ball rolled back, hit his arm, and bounded to the off stump. Bit like how Javagal Srinath got out to Saqlain in that famous Chennai Test in 1999. Triple strike and Australia are reeling. The Indians attacked after Katich's wicket and they are now really squeezing the Aussies. 266/6
View dismissal BJ Haddin c Dravid b Mishra 28 94 80 3 0 35.00
115.5 And he is gone now! Again choosing to pad it away but doesn't get the front leg across well and the ball turned in from the rough outside leg stump, turned past the front pad, and hit the bat held limply and went straight to Dravid at first slip. Catch no 178 for Dravid. He needs three more to equal Mark Waugh 318/7
View dismissal CL White c Sehwag b Harbhajan Singh 46 162 133 4 0 34.58
133.2 He has holed out to Sehwag at long-on. White was looking to up the ante but was beaten in the flight this time. He ended up scooping it straight to the fielder. Well played 46, though. 352/9
View dismissal JJ Krejza lbw b Sharma 5 40 21 0 0 23.80
126.1 Traps Jason in front with the nip-backer. It swung in and seamed in, Krejza thrust his front foot out, his bat was nowhere in the picture, late on the defensive prod and was struck in front. Ishant troubled him in the last over but didn't get his line right. Got it now and collects a wicket. 333/8
View dismissal MG Johnson c Khan b Mishra 5 41 25 0 0 20.00
134.4 And India take an 86-run lead. Johnson came down the track and lifted straight to Zaheer at long-on. 355/10
B Lee not out 1 5 4 0 0 25.00
Extras (b 12, lb 3, w 2, nb 6, pen 5) 28
  Total (all out; 134.4 overs; 570 mins) 355 (2.63 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket Z Khan 28 8 68 1 2.42 134 9 0
70.6 to Katich, And gets him lbw with the reverse swinging yorker. It dipped in late with the shiny side, Katich couldn't get his bat down in time and was hit on the boot. Hawk eye suggests it would have clipped the leg stump. Fine hundred from Kato, though. 229/3
View wickets Harbhajan Singh 37 7 94 3 2.54 167 9 0
17.1 to Ponting, Harbhajan has taken out Ponting. Wicket no 300 for Bhaji. It landed outside off stump on a length. Ponting shaped to cut it but was stunned as the ball turned in, cramped him and hit the top of the off stump. This is the tenth time he has dismissed Ricky. This is the first time he has bowled Ponting and It was Harbhajan 200th wicket in India. 74/2
91.4 to Watson, Harbhajan gets Watson with the over spin. It turned in and Watson tried to defend with soft hands but the ball rolled back, hit his arm, and bounded to the off stump. Bit like how Javagal Srinath got out to Saqlain in that famous Chennai Test in 1999. Triple strike and Australia are reeling. The Indians attacked after Katich's wicket and they are now really squeezing the Aussies. 266/6
133.2 to White, He has holed out to Sehwag at long-on. White was looking to up the ante but was beaten in the flight this time. He ended up scooping it straight to the fielder. Well played 46, though. 352/9
View wickets I Sharma 26 8 64 2 2.46 124 6 0 (4nb, 2w)
84.4 to Clarke, Done in by a beauty. 136.9 kmph hitting the length on the off stump line, the shiny side outside and it shaped away, Clarke is turned inside out and gets a thin nick on the prod. Gone! 255/4
126.1 to Krejza, Traps Jason in front with the nip-backer. It swung in and seamed in, Krejza thrust his front foot out, his bat was nowhere in the picture, late on the defensive prod and was struck in front. Ishant troubled him in the last over but didn't get his line right. Got it now and collects a wicket. 333/8
View wickets A Mishra 23.4 5 58 2 2.45 102 3 0 (2nb)
115.5 to Haddin, And he is gone now! Again choosing to pad it away but doesn't get the front leg across well and the ball turned in from the rough outside leg stump, turned past the front pad, and hit the bat held limply and went straight to Dravid at first slip. Catch no 178 for Dravid. He needs three more to equal Mark Waugh 318/7
134.4 to Johnson, And India take an 86-run lead. Johnson came down the track and lifted straight to Zaheer at long-on. 355/10
  V Sehwag 18 2 38 0 2.11 81 1 0
  SR Tendulkar 2 0 13 0 6.50 5 2 0
  India 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal V Sehwag c †Haddin b Lee 92 163 107 10 1 85.98
35.1 Lee strikes first ball, strangling Sehwag down the leg side. Fab catch from Haddin. It was short in length and down the leg side, Sehwag went for the glance but got a thin edge and Haddin dives with both hands to take a good catch. Bit of a unlucky dismissal, it was around his hips and the glance was there to be played but he just didn't connect well. Fine innings from him. 142/3
View dismissal M Vijay lbw b Watson 41 128 81 5 0 50.61
28.2 And Watto gets his man. It was full and swinging in with the shiny side, Vijay presses his front foot across, can't get his bat around in time and it strikes the pad. Hawk eye suggests it would have clipped the outside of the leg stump. 116/1
View dismissal R Dravid c †Haddin b Watson 3 20 17 0 0 17.64
32.5 And Dravid is out for 3. The awful form continues. Watto strikes with a lovely delivery. With the shiny side outside this time, he got the ball to leave late and Dravid was caught on the lunge. Fatal poke. 132/2
View dismissal SR Tendulkar run out (White/†Haddin) 12 90 55 1 0 21.81
49.5 from Krejza, And more drama as the Aussies charge their way into the Test match. Tendulkar is run out. He pushed it to covers and set of for the run and he was middle of the crease when he realised Dhoni has not budged from the other end. Too late. Gone! And India lead by by 252 runs. Game on. Thrilling stuff. And that's tea. 166/6
View dismissal VVS Laxman b Krejza 4 62 34 0 0 11.76
47.1 Jason Krejza you beauty! A ripper. It was well flighted into the rough outside off and it turned in. Laxman stretched across to defend and edged it to the leg stump. 163/4
View dismissal SC Ganguly c & b Krejza 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
47.2 And he is out for a duck in his last innings just like Bradman. Krejza is on the hattrick again. From round the stumps, flighted on the leg stump line, sucking Ganguly to play across the line and getting a leading edge back to him. Krejza dived forward to hold the catch. What a moment for Jason. And what a tragedy for Dada. Well .. Bradman was out for a duck too. So can't be that bad. A super career has come to an end. Hundred on debut, golden duck in the end .. a rainbow in between. Dada, the most fascinating modern Indian cricketer, has played his last innings. 163/5
View dismissal MS Dhoni*† c Hussey b Krejza 55 117 81 4 0 67.90
77.1 Jason Krejza has taken out Dhoni. It was flighted full outside off stump, and Dhoni went for the sweep, edged it on to his boot, and it popped up close on the off side. Hussey moved quickly from silly point and took a fine diving catch. Dhoni waited a short while to get confirmation from the umpire. But a fine innings from the skipper. India lead by 360 274/7
View dismissal Harbhajan Singh b Watson 52 121 94 5 0 55.31
80.1 Watto has cleaned up Harbhajan. This one came in late, from well outside off and went through the bat and pad gap to knock back the off stump. If only Watson had bowled earlier. The slow over rate has come back to bite the Australians. And how. Harbhajan walks back after a very valuable knock. 288/9
View dismissal Z Khan c †Haddin b Krejza 6 10 11 1 0 54.54
79.2 Krejza's "crazy" debut continues.Zaheer went for the sweep, gloved it behind, haddin got his left hand out and tapped the ball to the off side, swung around, took a step and flung himself to take the catch. Super effort. And the drama continues. 286/8
View dismissal A Mishra b Watson 7 14 8 1 0 87.50
82.4 And he does it this time. Fuller, moving in late and Mishra gets the inside edge and drags it to the stumps. Very fine spell from Watson. 295/10
I Sharma not out 1 9 9 0 0 11.11
Extras (b 6, lb 3, w 6, nb 2, pen 5) 22
  Total (all out; 82.4 overs; 373 mins) 295 (3.56 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  MG Johnson 14 4 22 0 1.57 71 2 0
View wicket B Lee 10 3 27 1 2.70 47 3 0 (2nb)
35.1 to Sehwag, Lee strikes first ball, strangling Sehwag down the leg side. Fab catch from Haddin. It was short in length and down the leg side, Sehwag went for the glance but got a thin edge and Haddin dives with both hands to take a good catch. Bit of a unlucky dismissal, it was around his hips and the glance was there to be played but he just didn't connect well. Fine innings from him. 142/3
View wickets JJ Krejza 31 3 143 4 4.61 114 14 1
47.1 to Laxman, Jason Krejza you beauty! A ripper. It was well flighted into the rough outside off and it turned in. Laxman stretched across to defend and edged it to the leg stump. 163/4
47.2 to Ganguly, And he is out for a duck in his last innings just like Bradman. Krejza is on the hattrick again. From round the stumps, flighted on the leg stump line, sucking Ganguly to play across the line and getting a leading edge back to him. Krejza dived forward to hold the catch. What a moment for Jason. And what a tragedy for Dada. Well .. Bradman was out for a duck too. So can't be that bad. A super career has come to an end. Hundred on debut, golden duck in the end .. a rainbow in between. Dada, the most fascinating modern Indian cricketer, has played his last innings. 163/5
77.1 to Dhoni, Jason Krejza has taken out Dhoni. It was flighted full outside off stump, and Dhoni went for the sweep, edged it on to his boot, and it popped up close on the off side. Hussey moved quickly from silly point and took a fine diving catch. Dhoni waited a short while to get confirmation from the umpire. But a fine innings from the skipper. India lead by 360 274/7
79.2 to Khan, Krejza's "crazy" debut continues.Zaheer went for the sweep, gloved it behind, haddin got his left hand out and tapped the ball to the off side, swung around, took a step and flung himself to take the catch. Super effort. And the drama continues. 286/8
View wickets SR Watson 15.4 2 42 4 2.68 71 4 0 (1w)
28.2 to Vijay, And Watto gets his man. It was full and swinging in with the shiny side, Vijay presses his front foot across, can't get his bat around in time and it strikes the pad. Hawk eye suggests it would have clipped the outside of the leg stump. 116/1
32.5 to Dravid, And Dravid is out for 3. The awful form continues. Watto strikes with a lovely delivery. With the shiny side outside this time, he got the ball to leave late and Dravid was caught on the lunge. Fatal poke. 132/2
80.1 to Harbhajan Singh, Watto has cleaned up Harbhajan. This one came in late, from well outside off and went through the bat and pad gap to knock back the off stump. If only Watson had bowled earlier. The slow over rate has come back to bite the Australians. And how. Harbhajan walks back after a very valuable knock. 288/9
82.4 to Mishra, And he does it this time. Fuller, moving in late and Mishra gets the inside edge and drags it to the stumps. Very fine spell from Watson. 295/10
  CL White 2 0 15 0 7.50 4 0 0 (1w)
  MEK Hussey 4 2 3 0 0.75 21 0 0
  MJ Clarke 6 1 29 0 4.83 21 4 0
  Australia 2nd innings (target: 382 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal ML Hayden lbw b Harbhajan Singh 77 159 93 8 1 82.79
29.2 One more twist in the tale. Hayden is trapped in front by Harbhajan. Caught plumb in front. Hayden walked across towards the off stump, Harbhajan slowed up the pace, flighted it on the middle and off and it went towards the middle, Hayden was caught on the shuffle and struck on the pad in front. Gone! Advantage India. What a huge blow this. Hayden was playing so well, so dominating and it was really thrilling to watch. But he is gone now. Game has turned on its head. 154/5
View dismissal SM Katich c †Dhoni b Sharma 16 30 16 3 0 100.00
5.4 Katich goes swinging across the line. He fetched it from outside off and went for the hoick across the line but got the top edge and Dhoni ran forward, got under the swirling ball and took it even as he stumbled a bit. 29/1
View dismissal RT Ponting* run out (Mishra) 8 7 6 2 0 133.33
6.6 from Khan, Amit Mishra has run out Ponting! What a wicket. It was quite similar to the Hayden run out in the first innings. Mishra charged forward from mid-off, swooped on the ball, and dived forward - he was parallel to the ground when he flicked the ball on the stumps. Gone! Australia have lost two. The noose tightens. The pressure gets tighter on Hayden. 37/2
View dismissal MJ Clarke c †Dhoni b Sharma 22 50 30 3 0 73.33
15.5 And Clarke is gone! A beauty from Ishant. Deja-vu for Clarke. It landed on a length and shaped away, sucking the leaden footed Clarke into a fatal poke. A unwell Clarke, promoted ahead of Hussey, departs with his runner Katich. Australia slip further but the big Matt is still there. Hope floats. 82/3
View dismissal MEK Hussey c Dravid b Mishra 19 62 30 2 0 63.33
28.4 But Mishy gets his man now. Terrific delivery. Topspinner from round the stumps that bounced outside off, Hussey stabbed a dolly to Dravid who takes it. India come back after the Hayden assault. Mishra has struck in his first over. What a game, always seesawing either way. Test cricket at its very best. 150/4
View dismissal SR Watson c †Dhoni b Harbhajan Singh 9 45 34 0 0 26.47
38.4 Another one is back in the hutch. Watson perishes on the back foot. He went back tried to cut it late but the ball bounced a bit more, got the edge and Dhoni doesn't make any mistake this time. Indians have both hands now on that Border Gavaskar Trophy 178/7
View dismissal BJ Haddin c Tendulkar b Mishra 4 13 10 0 0 40.00
32.4 The wheels are coming off. Haddin chips down the track but can't clear Tendulkar at mid-on. The ball dipped rapidly on him, nice little delivery from Mishra. The noose gets tighter and tighter. It's Tendulkar 100th Test catch. 161/6
CL White not out 26 73 49 3 0 53.06
View dismissal JJ Krejza st †Dhoni b Mishra 4 18 17 0 0 23.52
43.5 Mishra strikes again with a flighted legbreak. Krejza left the castle and went for the big swing to long-on, the ball dipped, and turned past him. Dhoni did the rest. Australia have lost eight wickets. That trophy is moving towards the Indian dressing room. 190/8
View dismissal B Lee c Vijay b Harbhajan Singh 0 5 3 0 0 0.00
44.4 Just one more wicket left now. Lee lunges forward, the ball kicks up even as it turns in and one of those bat-pad catches that you have seen thousand times in Indian conditions. Lunge. unsure poke. panic. Bat and pad. Celebration at short leg. 191/9
View dismissal MG Johnson lbw b Harbhajan Singh 11 22 16 1 0 68.75
50.2 And the doosra does the trick. Game over. India have won the Border Gavaskar Trophy. Fabulous win. Johnson didn't pick it up, shouldered arms and the ball turned in to hit him on the pad. Hawk eye suggests it would have missed the off stump. The Indian players converge to celebrate in a huddle of joy. Dhoni had asked Ganguly to lead the team for the last few overs. In the last Test, he had lifted Kumble on his shoulder as they went around the stadium. Meanwhile, in the here and now, Dravid puts his hand over Ganguly's shoulder. 209/10
Extras (b 6, lb 1, w 4, nb 2) 13
  Total (all out; 50.2 overs; 247 mins) 209 (4.15 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  Z Khan 8 0 57 0 7.12 24 9 0 (2w)
View wickets I Sharma 9 0 31 2 3.44 38 3 0 (1nb, 1w)
5.4 to Katich, Katich goes swinging across the line. He fetched it from outside off and went for the hoick across the line but got the top edge and Dhoni ran forward, got under the swirling ball and took it even as he stumbled a bit. 29/1
15.5 to Clarke, And Clarke is gone! A beauty from Ishant. Deja-vu for Clarke. It landed on a length and shaped away, sucking the leaden footed Clarke into a fatal poke. A unwell Clarke, promoted ahead of Hussey, departs with his runner Katich. Australia slip further but the big Matt is still there. Hope floats. 82/3
View wickets Harbhajan Singh 18.2 2 64 4 3.49 75 7 0 (1w)
29.2 to Hayden, One more twist in the tale. Hayden is trapped in front by Harbhajan. Caught plumb in front. Hayden walked across towards the off stump, Harbhajan slowed up the pace, flighted it on the middle and off and it went towards the middle, Hayden was caught on the shuffle and struck on the pad in front. Gone! Advantage India. What a huge blow this. Hayden was playing so well, so dominating and it was really thrilling to watch. But he is gone now. Game has turned on its head. 154/5
38.4 to Watson, Another one is back in the hutch. Watson perishes on the back foot. He went back tried to cut it late but the ball bounced a bit more, got the edge and Dhoni doesn't make any mistake this time. Indians have both hands now on that Border Gavaskar Trophy 178/7
44.4 to Lee, Just one more wicket left now. Lee lunges forward, the ball kicks up even as it turns in and one of those bat-pad catches that you have seen thousand times in Indian conditions. Lunge. unsure poke. panic. Bat and pad. Celebration at short leg. 191/9
50.2 to Johnson, And the doosra does the trick. Game over. India have won the Border Gavaskar Trophy. Fabulous win. Johnson didn't pick it up, shouldered arms and the ball turned in to hit him on the pad. Hawk eye suggests it would have missed the off stump. The Indian players converge to celebrate in a huddle of joy. Dhoni had asked Ganguly to lead the team for the last few overs. In the last Test, he had lifted Kumble on his shoulder as they went around the stadium. Meanwhile, in the here and now, Dravid puts his hand over Ganguly's shoulder. 209/10
  V Sehwag 4 0 23 0 5.75 15 1 1
View wickets A Mishra 11 2 27 3 2.45 51 2 0 (1nb)
28.4 to Hussey, But Mishy gets his man now. Terrific delivery. Topspinner from round the stumps that bounced outside off, Hussey stabbed a dolly to Dravid who takes it. India come back after the Hayden assault. Mishra has struck in his first over. What a game, always seesawing either way. Test cricket at its very best. 150/4
32.4 to Haddin, The wheels are coming off. Haddin chips down the track but can't clear Tendulkar at mid-on. The ball dipped rapidly on him, nice little delivery from Mishra. The noose gets tighter and tighter. It's Tendulkar 100th Test catch. 161/6
43.5 to Krejza, Mishra strikes again with a flighted legbreak. Krejza left the castle and went for the big swing to long-on, the ball dipped, and turned past him. Dhoni did the rest. Australia have lost eight wickets. That trophy is moving towards the Indian dressing room. 190/8

Match details


Toss - India, who chose to bat
Series - India won the 4-match series 2-0
Test debuts - JJ Krejza (Australia); M Vijay (India)
Player of the match - JJ Krejza (Australia)
Player of the series - I Sharma (India)
Umpires - Aleem Dar (Pakistan) and BF Bowden (New Zealand)
TV umpire - SL Shastri
Match referee - BC Broad (England)
Reserve umpire - S Asnani
Close of play
  • Thu, 6 Nov - day 1 - India 1st innings 311/5 (SC Ganguly 27*, MS Dhoni 4*, 87 ov)
  • Fri, 7 Nov - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 189/2 (SM Katich 92*, MEK Hussey 45*, 49 ov)
  • Sat, 8 Nov - day 3 - India 2nd innings 0/0 (V Sehwag 0*, M Vijay 0*, 1 ov)
  • Sun, 9 Nov - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 13/0 (ML Hayden 5*, SM Katich 8*, 1.3 ov)
  • Mon, 10 Nov - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 209 (50.2 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 5
Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • India 1st innings
    • India: 50 runs in 9.3 overs (59 balls), Extras 2
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 59 balls (V Sehwag 28, M Vijay 20, Ex 2)
    • Drinks: India - 70/0 in 13.0 overs (V Sehwag 47, M Vijay 21)
    • V Sehwag: 50 off 45 balls (7 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • India: 100 runs in 19.3 overs (119 balls), Extras 3
    • Lunch: India - 122/3 in 24.0 overs (SR Tendulkar 16, VVS Laxman 4)
    • India: 150 runs in 34.3 overs (209 balls), Extras 7
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 86 balls (SR Tendulkar 27, VVS Laxman 19, Ex 4)
    • Drinks: India - 166/3 in 37.0 overs (SR Tendulkar 41, VVS Laxman 19)
    • SR Tendulkar: 50 off 65 balls (8 x 4)
    • India: 200 runs in 49.5 overs (301 balls), Extras 7
    • Tea: India - 202/3 in 51.0 overs (SR Tendulkar 62, VVS Laxman 34)
    • 4th Wicket: 100 runs in 193 balls (SR Tendulkar 59, VVS Laxman 38, Ex 4)
    • VVS Laxman: 50 off 126 balls (4 x 4)
    • India: 250 runs in 66.1 overs (399 balls), Extras 8
    • Drinks: India - 262/4 in 68.4 overs (SR Tendulkar 91)
    • SR Tendulkar: 100 off 166 balls (12 x 4)
    • New Ball Taken: India 298/4 after 81.1 overs (SR Tendulkar 108, SC Ganguly 19)
    • India: 300 runs in 81.5 overs (493 balls), Extras 8
    • End Of Day: India - 311/5 in 87.0 overs (SC Ganguly 27, MS Dhoni 4)
    • India: 350 runs in 96.5 overs (584 balls), Extras 9
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 87 balls (SC Ganguly 17, MS Dhoni 32, Ex 1)
    • Drinks: India - 367/5 in 99.0 overs (SC Ganguly 49, MS Dhoni 37)
    • SC Ganguly: 50 off 95 balls (4 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • India: 400 runs in 112.2 overs (677 balls), Extras 9
    • 6th Wicket: 100 runs in 178 balls (SC Ganguly 56, MS Dhoni 43, Ex 1)
    • Lunch: India - 404/5 in 113.0 overs (SC Ganguly 80, MS Dhoni 43)
    • MS Dhoni: 50 off 88 balls (4 x 4)
    • Innings Break: India - 441/10 in 124.5 overs (Harbhajan Singh 18)
    • Australia 1st innings
    • Tea: Australia - 43/1 in 11.0 overs (SM Katich 18, RT Ponting 7)
    • Australia: 50 runs in 12.5 overs (77 balls), Extras 2
    • SM Katich: 50 off 55 balls (7 x 4)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 24.5 overs (149 balls), Extras 2
    • Drinks: Australia - 114/2 in 28.0 overs (SM Katich 60, MEK Hussey 12)
    • Penalty: 29.1 - Ball striking Fielding Team helmet
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 77 balls (SM Katich 32, MEK Hussey 16, Ex 5)
    • Australia: 150 runs in 36.3 overs (219 balls), Extras 7
    • 3rd Wicket: 100 runs in 163 balls (SM Katich 54, MEK Hussey 39, Ex 10)
    • End Of Day: Australia - 189/2 in 49.0 overs (SM Katich 92, MEK Hussey 45)
    • Australia: 200 runs in 51.4 overs (313 balls), Extras 14
    • MEK Hussey: 50 off 116 balls (5 x 4)
    • SM Katich: 100 off 139 balls (9 x 4)
    • Drinks: Australia - 214/2 in 62.0 overs (SM Katich 102, MEK Hussey 54)
    • 3rd Wicket: 150 runs in 307 balls (SM Katich 70, MEK Hussey 58, Ex 22)
    • Lunch: Australia - 231/3 in 73.0 overs (MEK Hussey 64, MJ Clarke 1)
    • Australia: 250 runs in 83.1 overs (503 balls), Extras 24
    • Drinks: Australia - 259/4 in 87.0 overs (MEK Hussey 84, SR Watson 1)
    • Tea: Australia - 280/6 in 102.0 overs (BJ Haddin 7, CL White 7)
    • Australia: 300 runs in 110.2 overs (667 balls), Extras 25
    • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 138 balls (BJ Haddin 28, CL White 21, Ex 1)
    • Drinks: Australia - 328/7 in 123.0 overs (CL White 30, JJ Krejza 3)
    • New Ball Taken: Australia 328/7 after 124.1 overs (CL White 30, JJ Krejza 3)
    • Australia: 350 runs in 133.1 overs (807 balls), Extras 28
    • Innings Break: Australia - 355/10 in 134.4 overs (B Lee 1)
    • India 2nd innings
    • End Of Day: India - 0/0 in 1.0 overs (V Sehwag 0, M Vijay 0)
    • Drinks: India - 49/0 in 14.0 overs (V Sehwag 31, M Vijay 16)
    • India: 50 runs in 14.4 overs (89 balls), Extras 2
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 89 balls (V Sehwag 32, M Vijay 16, Ex 2)
    • V Sehwag: 50 off 76 balls (6 x 4)
    • Lunch: India - 98/0 in 27.0 overs (V Sehwag 59, M Vijay 37)
    • India: 100 runs in 27.2 overs (165 balls), Extras 2
    • 1st Wicket: 100 runs in 165 balls (V Sehwag 65, M Vijay 37, Ex 2)
    • Drinks: India - 148/3 in 39.0 overs (SR Tendulkar 8, VVS Laxman 2)
    • India: 150 runs in 39.5 overs (241 balls), Extras 3
    • Penalty: 42.2 - Unfairly fielding the ball
    • Tea: India - 166/6 in 49.5 overs (MS Dhoni 3)
    • India: 200 runs in 59.2 overs (360 balls), Extras 16
    • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 88 balls (MS Dhoni 30, Harbhajan Singh 16, Ex 5)
    • Drinks: India - 247/6 in 70.0 overs (MS Dhoni 47, Harbhajan Singh 30)
    • India: 250 runs in 71.4 overs (434 balls), Extras 18
    • MS Dhoni: 50 off 74 balls (3 x 4)
    • 7th Wicket: 100 runs in 150 balls (MS Dhoni 51, Harbhajan Singh 43, Ex 7)
    • Harbhajan Singh: 50 off 90 balls (5 x 4)
    • Innings Break: India - 295/10 in 82.4 overs (I Sharma 1)
    • Australia 2nd innings
    • End Of Day: Australia - 13/0 in 1.3 overs (ML Hayden 5, SM Katich 8)
    • Australia: 50 runs in 9.3 overs (58 balls), Extras 1
    • Drinks: Australia - 65/2 in 12.0 overs (ML Hayden 26, MJ Clarke 14)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 19.5 overs (123 balls), Extras 4
    • Lunch: Australia - 111/3 in 23.0 overs (ML Hayden 46, MEK Hussey 14)
    • ML Hayden: 50 off 73 balls (5 x 4)
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 67 balls (ML Hayden 24, MEK Hussey 18, Ex 9)
    • Australia: 150 runs in 28.2 overs (175 balls), Extras 12
    • Drinks: Australia - 168/6 in 36.0 overs (SR Watson 6, CL White 4)
    • Australia: 200 runs in 48.3 overs (297 balls), Extras 13
 
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