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    41.1 it's a double strike and Australia have suddenly seized the initiative, Johnson pitches it on a good length outside off and gets it to straighten, Gambhir shapes to push it down to the covers but manages a thin outside edge, Haddin knows it and so does Asad Rauf who raises the finger 146/3
    14.2 Johnson had set him up the previous ball and now he has his reward, he bangs it in short of a length down the leg side again, Sehwag this time shuffles and tries to nudge it down the leg side, there was a sound before the ball reached Haddin, he was confident, Koertzen was convinced. I need to see a replay of that. 70/1
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    55.71
    40.5 the legstump is disturbed! After chasing a wide delivery outside off the previous ball, he tries to cream this one as well through the offside, he drives but fails to cover the line properly and suceeds in getting an inside edge which pushes back his leg stump 146/2
    81.5 And Siddle picks up his first Test wicket and guess who it is! Isn't he happy. he pitches it on the corridor outside off and forces him into the stroke, he fishes at it and the outside edge travels low to Hayden at first slip who dives to his left, it's not the first time Tendulkar has fallen to a debut bowler, nevertheless it was just fabulous watching him bat today 305/5
    45.1 another catch down the legside! Johnson strays down the legside and the ball moves away very slightly close to Laxman's pads, he tries to glance it fine but gets a thin edge off the bat, Haddin wasn absolutely sure of the edge and so was Asad Rauf whose finger went up immediately 163/4
    119.1 Rush of blood and he's out caught in the deep, White delivers that a little wide of off stump, Ganguly makes a bit of room, gives the charge and goes ahead with the loft, it was clear from the start that he wasn't in full control of the shot, Lee takes the catch falling backwards at long-off 435/7
    89.6 I think Ponting should take all the credit for that wicket purely for his field placement, Siddle digs it in short outside leg and forces Ishant to fend it off as it gains on him, the ball lobs off the top part of his bat and goes straight to Katich at leg gully 326/6
    128.6 was he a little unlucky there? A big inswinger by Siddle, Dhoni moves across his stumps and attempts to work it to the on side for a single, it appears as if he got an inside edge onto his pads, Siddle is confident and Koertzen raises the finger, that may have missed the legstump as well, I need to see another replay of that 469/10
    123.1 White strikes again! The one that goes through straight, he's almost made it his stock delivery, Harbhajan leaves a big gap between bat and pad as he tries to drive through the off side, the ball knocks back the off stump, lazy shot by Harbhajan 442/8
    127.6 quite unnecessary there, White bowls seam up, Dhoni punches a skiddy delivery to Lee at mid-off and risks the single, Zaheer was always struggling and couldn't beat the throw despite the dive, Haddin whips the bails and Koertzen doesn't call for the third umpire, it was that obvious 469/9
    not out
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    0
    0
    0
    -
    Extras
    22 (b 4, lb 10, nb 3, w 5)
    TOTAL
    469 all out (129 Overs, 594 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    B Lee24.058613.5812
    PM Siddle28.0511434.0701
    MG Johnson27.048533.1400
    SR Watson24.037102.9500
    MJ Clarke7.002804.0000
    CL White19.007123.7300
    Fall of wickets:1-70 (V Sehwag, 14.2 ov), 2-146 (R Dravid, 40.5 ov), 3-146 (G Gambhir, 41.1 ov), 4-163 (VVS Laxman, 45.1 ov), 5-305 (SR Tendulkar, 81.5 ov), 6-326 (I Sharma, 89.6 ov), 7-435 (SC Ganguly, 119.1 ov), 8-442 (Harbhajan Singh, 123.1 ov), 9-469 (Z Khan, 127.6 ov), 10-469 (MS Dhoni, 128.6 ov)
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    0.3 Hayden's ordinary tour continues! Zaheer pitches it on a good length outside off and gets it to curve back in, Hayden gets across but fails to cover the line, the ball clips the pad, then a thin inside edge crashes onto the stumps and the off stump is pushed back 0/1
    21.6 he strikes with his 18th ball in Test cricket, it pitches outside off and comes in just a trifle, Katich gets forward to defend, he doesn't cover the line and gets a thin inside edge which hits the crease and then brushes the legstump 62/3
    7.5 this time it looked plumb! Ishant pitches it just a fraction short of a good length outside off and gets it to nip back in sharply, Ponting is caught at the crease and is beaten for pace, that was hitting the top of the stumps, Koertzen gives him the slow death 17/2
    47.5 Hussey's gone this time! And that's a massive wicket for India. Fantastic bowling from Ishant, a repeat of the previous ball, it induces a thinner edge from Hussey which results in a simple catch for Dhoni 130/5
    40.5 comes round the wicket and smart move! He loops it on middle stump and the ball lands bang in line with the middle stump, it straightens and hits him in line, Clarke gets forward but fails to get his bat behind the line, Mishra was super confident and Asad Rauf didn't need too much time to ponder over it, it was the straight ball that foxed Clarke and Mishra really deserved that scalp, once again Clarke falls at the stroke of stumps (as in Bangalore) 102/4
    99.2 Mishra takes four! He pitches it on a good length bang in line with legstump, Watson stays on the back foot and the ball keeps a little low, he's struck on the base of the pad, Koertzen gives him the slow death 262/9
    55.3 Haddin's gone. Clean bowled. Flighted delivery from Harbhajan, gets good dip and turn and Haddin's is beaten as he attempts a drive off the front foot and it crashes into off stump 146/6
    62.2 Got him! The googly does the trick for Mishra again. Australia are crumbling here. Flighted delivery, pitching on off, White is totally deceived and the ball goes through the gap between bat and pad and knocks back the leg stump 167/7
    90.1 And Harbhajan Singh provides the breakthrough. Lee is gone after a superb rearguard effort. Length delivery and Lee lunges forward to defend with hard hands, gets the outside edge and an easy catch for Rahul Dravid at first slip 240/8
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    28.12
    101.4 Gone! Five for Mishra on debut, big flight, lures Siddle out of the crease who's attempted heave doesn't connect and Dhoni has the simple task of taking off the bails 268/10
    Extras
    17 (lb 13, nb 4)
    TOTAL
    268 all out (101.4 Overs, 454 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Z Khan25.075612.2401
    I Sharma21.046823.2301
    Harbhajan Singh29.096022.0601
    A Mishra26.487152.6601
    Fall of wickets:1-0 (ML Hayden, 0.3 ov), 2-17 (RT Ponting, 7.5 ov), 3-62 (SM Katich, 21.6 ov), 4-102 (MJ Clarke, 40.5 ov), 5-130 (MEK Hussey, 47.5 ov), 6-146 (BJ Haddin, 55.3 ov), 7-167 (CL White, 62.2 ov), 8-240 (B Lee, 90.1 ov), 9-262 (SR Watson, 99.2 ov), 10-268 (PM Siddle, 101.4 ov)
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    47.5 he gifts his wicket away, he steps down the track to a flighted delivery and tries to clear mid-off, he fails to get the desired elevation and feeds it down Hussey's throat at mid-off 224/2
    39.1 Sehwag's not getting away with it this time, genuine edge, he tries to punch it through the off side but fails to cover the line properly, very thick edge to Haddin and Siddle strikes, Australia finally have a breakthrough 182/1
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    80.95
    61.6 Ganguly attempts a big hit but mistimes it, Lee delivers from round the wicket and lands it on a full length, Ganguly makes room for the loft but miscues it to Clarke at cover, it was in the air for a while 290/3
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    10
    12
    1
    0
    83.33
    Extras
    15 (b 3, lb 4, nb 3, w 5)
    TOTAL
    314/3d (65 Overs, 291 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    B Lee14.006114.3501
    PM Siddle15.016214.1301
    MG Johnson14.007205.1400
    CL White8.004816.0010
    SR Watson5.002004.0000
    MEK Hussey8.003804.7501
    MJ Clarke1.00606.0000
    Fall of wickets:1-182 (V Sehwag, 39.1 ov), 2-224 (G Gambhir, 47.5 ov), 3-290 (SC Ganguly, 61.6 ov)
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    7.2 the bowling change works! Bowls round the wicket, pitches just outside the line of the off stump, Hayden commits very early to the sweep and it leads to his undoing as the ball strikes the bottom of his pad, they all go up in appeal, Asad Rauf thinks about it before raising the finger, he reckoned it would have hit the offstump, Hawkeye shows the ball striking the stumps 49/1
    7.6 terrific catch by Tendulkar! Delivered from round the wicket, gives it a lot of flight, Katich chases a delivery wide of the offstump, the ball lobs off the leading edge and stays in the air for a few anxious seconds, Tendulkar at short point lunges forward for the dive, realises that the ball was dipping but still managed to cup his hands behind the ball on the tumble, you should have seen the delight on his face when he gathered himself 50/2
    10.2 Ishant hits the timber, superb delivery, pitches around the off stump and comes back in off the pitch, Ponting commits early to the forward prod but somehow the ball sneaks through the daylight between bat and pad and knocks the off stump back, Ishant now gets Ponting for the fifth time in as many matches 52/4
    9.5 Strike three! Done in by the low bounce, a little slower through the air, Hussey e shapes to pull that away over square leg but the ball shoots much lower than expected, he was caught plumb in front of the stumps, one of the easiest decisions for Asad Rauf 52/3
    64.4 that's the end of the match! Mishra fittingly picks up the final wicket, the ball wasn't that short and Clarke pulled it in the air towards midwicket where Sehwag took a smart catch, the Indians rush towards each other to celebrate, amazing scenes, Mishra finishes his debut match with seven wickets 195/10
    16.3 Koertzen gives him the slow death, Ishant pitches it just a fraction short of a good length fairly wide outside off and gets it to nip back in very sharply, Watson is caught at the crease and fails to cover the sudden movement, the ball hits him in line with the off and middle stumps 58/5
    46.6 Cleaned him up! What a ripper from Zaheer. A length ball, moved back into Haddin, Haddin's attempted prod is beaten and the ball crashes into middle and off, just the start India wanted 142/6
    48.2 Gone this time, pitched up a bit more than the previous one, White goes for the drive, gets the outside edge, Dhoni dives to his right to pouch it 144/7
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    48.3 Gone! Zaheer's on fire here. Brett Lee bowled first ball. Short of a length ball from Zaheer heading for offstump, Lee plays inside the line of the ball and the offstump is flattened 144/8
    62.6 caught and bowled! Australia are nine down! Mishra tossed up a delightfully flighted delivery on middle and leg, the ball was so slow that Johnson closed the face of the bat far too early, he was trying to play the ball on the leg side but the leading edge lobbed back to Mishra who took one of the easiest catches a bowler could hope to get 194/9
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    Extras
    8 (b 4, nb 4)
    TOTAL
    195 all out (64.4 Overs, 287 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Z Khan15.037134.7301
    I Sharma13.044223.2300
    Harbhajan Singh20.033631.8001
    A Mishra11.423523.0002
    V Sehwag5.02701.4000
    Fall of wickets:1-49 (ML Hayden, 7.2 ov), 2-50 (SM Katich, 7.6 ov), 3-52 (MEK Hussey, 9.5 ov), 4-52 (RT Ponting, 10.2 ov), 5-58 (SR Watson, 16.3 ov), 6-142 (BJ Haddin, 46.6 ov), 7-144 (CL White, 48.2 ov), 8-144 (B Lee, 48.3 ov), 9-194 (MG Johnson, 62.6 ov), 10-195 (MJ Clarke, 64.4 ov)

Match Details

Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh

09.30 start, Lunch 11.30-12.10, Tea 14.10-14.30, Close 16.30
  • Punjab Cricket Association, PCA Cricket Stadium, Sector - 63, SAS Nagar, Mohali - 160059 (Phone: 0172 - 2232300/1/2)

Toss

India , elected to bat first

Series result

India led the 4-match series 1-0

Player of the match

TV Umpires

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