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    0.4 Given out lbw! There was a big inside edge. And it hit him outside off. It was a length delivery straightening outside off stump, Gambhir leaned forward to defend and it struck the inside edge and hit his pad. Gambhir is not happy as he walks off. 0/1
    11.5 The Australians explode in joy. They all get into a celebratory huddle. It was banged in short again but this one was chest-high and around the off stump. Sehwag just opened the bat-face and guided it softly to gully! He usually upper cuts them but has been circumspect today. And he is gone now. What a moment this. Tendulkar stands alone in the middle. 48/3
    7.4 Bollinger nails Rahul Dravid. Again. It was a full-length delivery well outside off and Rahul lunged across to defend, bat away from the body and got a thin edge. Dravid stands there for a while before he turns back and walks away. Must be disappointment at the losing his wicket and pushing so far away from the body as there was an edge. India wobbling at 31 for 2. Sehwag is still out there. 31/2
    29.6 And ladies and gentleman, that's the end of Tendulkar. The Aussies roar in joy. Big moment this. It was the short delivery around the off stump, there was not much room for a square-cut but Tendulkar was thinking about the upper cut. He arched back, tried to create some room and went for the upper cut. The ball flew to left of gully where Hussey held on to a sharp catch. Tendulkar knew positive intent is the way to go today and tried to put his plan into action. It just wasn't his day today. VVS Laxman is still there of course. 119/6
    13.2 It wouldn't surprise many that Raina has been bounced out. He hopped to get on top of the chest-high bouncer but could only poke it to slips. Gone! It was a surprise that they didn't bounce that many at him in the first innings. They have corrected it this time. Australia are on the kill here. They are hustling the Indians. Tendulkar is still out there.Zaheer Khan walks out 48/4
    23.5 Hauritz has taken out Zaheer with a straighter one. First strike on the final day. It landed outside off stump and didn't turn in. Zaheer was playing for the off break and pushed inside the line. The ball clipped the edge and went to first slip. And the pressure increases on India. 76/5
    not out
    33.2 Dhoni is run out! Aussies celebrate with immense joy. It was pushed between mid-on and mid-off. Dhoni took couple of steps before he froze. Perhaps it was because of the confusion over the runner. There was a easy run in that. Raina was more than half-way down the track. He also stopped. Meanwhile, Hilfenhaus picked the ball casually hardly realising the drama behind him. He then turned and looked at the possibility. Dhoni now charged across. Hilfy threw. The ball went past Dhoni and crashed into the stumps at the other end. GOne! Dhoni didn't run across the pitch, he kept running straight. 122/7
    33.4 Another one gone. Australia close in! It could be all over in the first session itself. It was the short delivery that kicked up just below chest-high. Harbhajan had got his arms up before he decided to take the bat out of the way. Too late. The ball flew in, rammed into the gloves and popped up to the slip cordon. 124/8
    55.2 Game on a knife's edge now. Last man walks out. That's the wicket Australia was looking for! Ishant's long brave patient vigil is over. It was the lovely slower one, off cutter on the middle and leg line and full in length. Ishant drives but outside the line. The ball lands and turns towards the leg stump. Got to see the replays: It looks as if it would have missed the leg stump. Replays show that that ball would have comfortably missed the leg stump! oh well.. 205/9
    not out
    25 (b 10, lb 8, nb 1, w 6)
    216/9 (58.4 Overs, RR: 3.68, 300 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (G Gambhir, 0.4 ov), 2-31 (R Dravid, 7.4 ov), 3-48 (V Sehwag, 11.5 ov), 4-48 (SK Raina, 13.2 ov), 5-76 (Z Khan, 23.5 ov), 6-119 (SR Tendulkar, 29.6 ov), 7-122 (MS Dhoni, 33.2 ov), 8-124 (Harbhajan Singh, 33.4 ov), 9-205 (I Sharma, 55.2 ov)
    BW Hilfenhaus19.035743.0011
    DE Bollinger8.003234.0010
    MG Johnson16.425003.0000
    NM Hauritz9.014515.0000
    MJ North4.00802.0000
    SR Watson2.00603.0000

Match Details


Australia , elected to bat first

Series result

India led the 2-match series 1-0

Player of the match

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

09.30 start, Lunch 11.30-12.10, Tea 14.10-14.30, Close 16.30

Match days

1,2,3,4,5 October 2010 (5-day match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Fri, 1 Oct - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 224/5 (SR Watson 101*, TD Paine 1*, 90 ov)
  • Sat, 2 Oct - day 2 - India 1st innings 110/2 (R Dravid 21*, I Sharma 0*, 21 ov)
  • Sun, 3 Oct - day 3 - India 1st innings 405
  • Mon, 4 Oct - day 4 - India 2nd innings 55/4 (SR Tendulkar 10*, Z Khan 5*, 17 ov)
  • Tue, 5 Oct - day 5 - India 2nd innings 216/9 (58.4 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

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