Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    12.1 outside edge and gone, Gautam's problems outside off continue, Siddle letting it rip from just short of a good length, finding bounce, the angle and away movement taking it away from the left-hander, but importantly, making him play, would have taken a very good leave to let it go, but he ended up jerking his hands slightly to the left to poke at it, the edge loops to second slip 39/2
    5.6 they have the big wicket, and India's chase has been dealt a potentially crippling blow, Sehwag goes after the short and widish delivery, and smacks it straight to Hussey at gully, could have gone anywhere but found the man, wasn't in a great position for the shot though, ended up playing it with one leg in the air, Hussey holds on to the screamer and celebrates 17/1
    18.6 cleaned him up! Australia move well and truly in front with the wicket of Dravid, who left a big gap between bat and pad to let the ball sneak in, Pattinson is besieged by his team-mates, it was angled in fullish and moved in further, Dravid was caught in the crease and ended up pushing way outside the line 58/3
    26.1 that is the end for India, folks, Sachin has looked positive throughout his stay, and that is what consumes him now, he reaches out to drive this pitched up widish delivery that moves away a touch, and gully accepts the thick edge, Siddle is overjoyed, Australia are dominant, and India face a stiff defeat 81/6
    22.6 and then he had to fall on one of his favourite shots, flicked straight to square leg, Laxman was making an effort to get the front foot across with all those deliveries moving away from him outside off, he is not comfortable doing that, this one was speared in full for the pads, good change-up from Pattinson, Laxman was always going to flick, he rarely holds back on that stroke, but with the position that he was in, the stroke went a lot finer, and square leg was around, they check for the no-ball call, looked very close, seemed to be just about okay initially, but on a closer look, that could have gone either way 68/4
    23.3 it's falling apart for the Indians, Australia are rolling them over, Virat departs now, caught in front, front foot moving across a long way, the bat had to do a lot of work in coming around it, it even brushed the pad on its way down, and the length ball had already nipped in to strike him in front of middle, Virat looked rather cross with the decision, wonder why 69/5
    42.2 inside edged on to the stumps, not for the first time in the match, and Pattinson has one more, Dhoni stays rooted to the crease, looks to pick up this pitched up ball from outside off and heave it over midwicket, manages only an inside edge that disturbs the bails 142/9
    34.6 this time he is gone, Siddle has his man with the short ball, Ashwin moved across to fend it on the leg side, it popped up high in the air off the glove, and Cowan strolled to his right to take the dolly 117/7
    40.5 got him this time, Pattinson is pretty pumped up at getting Zaheer, who tried to have another swing, then saw this one had followed him down leg, tried to shovel it fine, but managed a thick inside edge that popped up to short leg off thigh pad 141/8
    not out
    47.5 he goes for another big one, but this time he hasn't got enough on the shot, and Warner takes a leaping, scrambling catch at long on just inside the rope, running to his right, throws the ball in the air and Australia celebrate 169/10
    13 (lb 10, nb 1, w 2)
    169 all out (47.5 Overs, RR: 3.53, 228 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-17 (V Sehwag, 5.6 ov), 2-39 (G Gambhir, 12.1 ov), 3-58 (R Dravid, 18.6 ov), 4-68 (VVS Laxman, 22.6 ov), 5-69 (V Kohli, 23.3 ov), 6-81 (SR Tendulkar, 26.1 ov), 7-117 (R Ashwin, 34.6 ov), 8-141 (Z Khan, 40.5 ov), 9-142 (MS Dhoni, 42.2 ov), 10-169 (UT Yadav, 47.5 ov)
    JL Pattinson15.025343.5311
    BW Hilfenhaus18.043922.1610
    PM Siddle9.014234.6600
    NM Lyon5.502514.2800

Close of Play

  • Mon, 26 Dec - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 277/6 (BJ Haddin 21*, PM Siddle 34*, 89 ov)
  • Tue, 27 Dec - day 2 - India 1st innings 214/3 (R Dravid 68*, I Sharma 0*, 65 ov)
  • Wed, 28 Dec - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 179/8 (MEK Hussey 79*, JL Pattinson 3*, 60 ov)
  • Thu, 29 Dec - day 4 - India 2nd innings 169 (47.5 ov) - end of match

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