Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    48.2 the bowling change works! A leading edge to point, an anti-climax considering how assured the batsmen were this morning, Gambhir tries to work it to the on side but he wasn't in control, probably hurried onto him, the leading edge travels a long way to Warner 168/3
    3.3 stunning catch by Warner! Sehwag was tempted into chasing one that was fractionally short and angling across him, he had the width but ended up slashing it just within Warner's reach at point, he leaps to his left and cups it with both hands above his head, tumbles and hangs on 18/1
    26.3 through the gate and the malaise hasn't escaped Dravid yet! Hilfenhaus squares him up for a delivery that comes back in, Dravid gets forward but leaves a gap between bat and pad, the ball sneaks through and hits the top of the off stump 100/2
    78.2 Clarke's having a dream Test and he's got the Big Fish! Loops it around the off stump, draws him forward and induces the thin outside edge, it deflects off the keeper's gloves and down to Hussey at first slip, it was just one of those moments when he failed to cover the line properly 271/4
    82.1 that's the ball of the match I reckon! Laxman was completely squared up, Hilfenhaus pitched it up on the off stump and held its line, Laxman played down the wrong line and the ball just shaved the off stump, Hilfenhaus can't believe what he's managed to do 276/5
    85.5 that was unfortunate for Kohli! It landed on that crack on a good length and kept really low, the ball nipped back in sharply after pitching and as he tries to whip it to the on side he's trapped flush in front of the stumps and falls over at the crease 286/7
    84.6 caught a bowled appeal! Full and close to the yorker length, Dhoni squeezes it out back to the bowler, it lobs up to the bowler, Hilfenhaus wasn't exactly celebrating immediately because there was a doubt as to whether it was a bump ball or not, the Australians were certain and the decision was escalated to the third umpire, replays showed that it lobbed off the toe of the bat 286/6
    110.5 Hilfenhaus grabs five! Ashwin attempts another pull off a short delivery but this time in front of square, miscues it and Lyon does really well to pedal backwards at midwicket and cup it above his head. Australia are 2-0 up, win by an innings and 68 runs 400/10
    93.5 neat catch by Marsh! Zaheer backs away to a shorter delivery from round the wicket and tries to carve it over the off side, balloons off his bat and Marsh does well to pedal backwards from extra cover and take it 342/8
    105.1 Lyon has something to shout about finally, though it's a tailender, Ishant gets forward to defend but the ball spins back in and hits him in front of leg and middle, close to the bat but it was pad first 384/9
    not out
    19 (b 6, lb 3, nb 8, w 2)
    400 all out (110.5 Overs, RR: 3.60)
    Fall of wickets: 1-18 (V Sehwag, 3.3 ov), 2-100 (R Dravid, 26.3 ov), 3-168 (G Gambhir, 48.2 ov), 4-271 (SR Tendulkar, 78.2 ov), 5-276 (VVS Laxman, 82.1 ov), 6-286 (MS Dhoni, 84.6 ov), 7-286 (V Kohli, 85.5 ov), 8-342 (Z Khan, 93.5 ov), 9-384 (I Sharma, 105.1 ov), 10-400 (R Ashwin, 110.5 ov)
    JL Pattinson23.0410614.6013
    BW Hilfenhaus32.5810653.2210
    PM Siddle24.088823.6601
    NM Lyon20.026413.2000
    MJ Clarke9.002212.4400
    MEK Hussey2.00502.5000

Close of Play

  • Tue, 3 Jan - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 116/3 (RT Ponting 44*, MJ Clarke 47*, 26 ov)
  • Wed, 4 Jan - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 482/4 (MJ Clarke 251*, MEK Hussey 55*, 116 ov)
  • Thu, 5 Jan - day 3 - India 2nd innings 114/2 (G Gambhir 68*, SR Tendulkar 8*, 41 ov)
  • Fri, 6 Jan - day 4 - India 2nd innings 400 (110.5 ov) - end of match

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