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    10.2 What a scorcher! Banged in short and that darted away, Gambhir was taken by surprise, got on the back foot and tried to play it into the leg side, almost trying to fend it away, the ball pops up towards gully and Hussey takes a comfortable catch, an excellent short ball by Starc, India under greater pressure now. Came off the handle 24/1
    11.3 gone! Sehwag goes, caught behind, short of a good length and nipped away and the fatal, almost inevitable (in this series), poke sends Sehwag back, fished for one that moved away from him, got a thick edge and Haddin snapped it well stretching to his right, India in deep trouble, the openers gone without much on the board 25/2
    50.5 Dravid is bowled again, yet again! Done in by a ball that swung in and was bowled full, moved in a touch further after pitching, Dravid got across to try to drive it through midwicket, he missed, it clipped the pads and then knocked out leg. He was bowled off a yorker in the first innings by Siddle, but that pitched outside leg and ricocheted off the pads onto the stumps. This one was in line. A promising stand comes to an end, and India will have to start building again 135/5
    16.1 Tendulkar is gone! the Starc swing does the job, lbw once more, pitching on middle and snaking in, Tendulkar looking to play straight but can't put bat on it, struck on the pads, the height wasn't an issue, that would have probably taken the outside of leg stump, that was a tight call, Tendulkar walks off shaking his head, India in utter disarray, Starc is utterly delighted 42/3
    19.1 a two-day Test is seriously becoming a possibility here, VVS joins the procession, short of a length and swinging away, Laxman gets a thick edge to third slip, Laxman doesn't move his feer at all as he plays at that, and he's gone for a duck, how many more Test does he have left in his career? 51/4
    63.2 Australia complete the demolition job, Virat Kohli nicks it through to the keeper, an innings and 37 runs, a little more than seven sessions to complete the rout, 3-0 and the series is in the pocket, and in some style too 171/10
    55.4 Dhoni's horror tour continues, he's gone for 2, a short of length ball just outside off, Dhoni stretched well forward as he tries to play that, takes the edge and Ponting gobbles up a low chance at slip, that's a terrific catch. Into the Indian tail now 148/6
    62.1 Hilf gets his second wicket, Australia are three away from 3-0, short of length ball, once again an Indian batsman hangs his bat outside off, gets the edge, the ball flies to Clarke at first slip, Vinay is gone 171/7
    62.2 a snorter first up, there's no time for any entertaining Zaheer swipes, he's gone for a golden duck, a bouncer just outside off, rears up on Zaheer, gloved through, Haddin dives to his right to try take that, he can't, Clarke is terrific at slip and he shows that again, he isn't distracted by Haddin's movement or the glove, jumps and hangs on to an overhead catch, Hilfenhaus is on a hat-trick 171/8
    62.5 three in the over for Hilfenhaus, this is ending in a hurry, another short ball, targetting Ishant's penchant to stand tall and defend these short deliveries, the short leg was placed just for this, Ishant duly obliges by providing the catch, extra bounce means the ball hits him high on the bat nine down now 171/9
    not out
    9 (b 1, lb 5, w 3)
    171 all out (63.2 Overs, RR: 2.70, 278 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-24 (G Gambhir, 10.2 ov), 2-25 (V Sehwag, 11.3 ov), 3-42 (SR Tendulkar, 16.1 ov), 4-51 (VVS Laxman, 19.1 ov), 5-135 (R Dravid, 50.5 ov), 6-148 (MS Dhoni, 55.4 ov), 7-171 (R Vinay Kumar, 62.1 ov), 8-171 (Z Khan, 62.2 ov), 9-171 (I Sharma, 62.5 ov), 10-171 (V Kohli, 63.2 ov)
    RJ Harris16.033412.1200
    BW Hilfenhaus18.065443.0010
    MA Starc12.043122.5800
    PM Siddle15.254332.8020
    MEK Hussey2.00301.5000

Close of Play

  • Fri, 13 Jan - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 149/0 (EJM Cowan 40*, DA Warner 104*, 23 ov)
  • Sat, 14 Jan - day 2 - India 2nd innings 88/4 (R Dravid 32*, V Kohli 21*, 32 ov)
  • Sun, 15 Jan - day 3 - India 2nd innings 171 (63.2 ov) - end of match

Match Notes