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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
    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
    not out
    8 (b 4, nb 4)
    195 all out (64.4 Overs, RR: 3.01, 287 minutes)
    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)
    Z Khan15.037134.7301
    I Sharma13.044223.2300
    Harbhajan Singh20.033631.8001
    A Mishra11.423523.0002
    V Sehwag5.02701.4000

Match Details


India , elected to bat first

Series result

India led the 4-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

17,18,19,20,21 October 2008 (5-day match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Fri, 17 Oct - day 1 - India 1st innings 311/5 (SC Ganguly 54*, I Sharma 2*, 85 ov)
  • Sat, 18 Oct - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 102/4 (MEK Hussey 37*, 40.5 ov)
  • Sun, 19 Oct - day 3 - India 2nd innings 100/0 (G Gambhir 46*, V Sehwag 53*, 23 ov)
  • Mon, 20 Oct - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 141/5 (MJ Clarke 42*, BJ Haddin 37*, 46 ov)
  • Tue, 21 Oct - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 195 (64.4 ov) - end of match

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