• BATSMEN
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    206
    380
    26
    1
    54.21
    123.6 hello, whats this, a wicket? Watson gets Gambhir playing a tired shot, a nothing poke at an innocuous delivery, trying to steer it away towards third man but succeeding in only inside-edging back onto the top of his stumps, Laxman walks down to shake his hand, as do a couple Australians, because what an innings its been, 206 to Gambhir, good stuff to watch 435/4
    2.1 and he's gone! Lee strikes, rapping a leaden-footed Sehwag on the crease, he didn't move his feet at all, bat coming down way too late as the ball pitches on a length and strikes him on the front pad in front of middle and leg, Lee is off in celebration and Aleem Dar raises the finger 5/1
    10.4 edged and gone! Dravid perishes to a wide delivery, 149ks, chasing it with a loose drive away from the body and the thick edge is neatly gobbled up by Hayden at first slip 27/2
    51.5 gone, on the brink of tea! Johnson removes Tendulkar, persisting with the delivery that angles away, and the batsman pays the price for hanging his bat outside off stump as Haddin dives and collects the thick outside edge, a loose shot after a subdued period from Tendulkar 157/3
    not out
    200
    301
    21
    0
    66.44
    126.2 how about that now? Ganguly goes for cheap, driving on the up to Ponting at short cover, who dives forward and cups it low above the turf to give Katich a wicket 444/5
    133.4 edged and Haddin holds one! Dhoni flirst at one outside off stump and Haddin dives to his right to hold onto the thick outside edge to end a breezy Dhoni cameo on 27 481/6
    155.4 Johnson gets Kumble, shuffling across in an attempt to nudge the ball away to the leg side, it pitches on middle and goes away, hits his pads and Billy Bowden has a thought before raising his crooked finger, a marginal call as replays show it would have probably missed off stump 579/7
    not out
    28
    21
    5
    0
    133.33
    Extras
    22 (b 6, w 2, nb 6, lb 8)
    TOTAL
    613/7d (161 Overs, 703 minutes)
    Did not bat: A Mishra, I Sharma
    BowlingOMRWEcon
    B Lee30.0211913.96
    SR Clark33.096902.09
    MG Johnson32.0414234.43
    SR Watson20.046623.30
    CL White15.017304.86
    MJ Clarke14.005904.21
    SM Katich15.036014.00
    RT Ponting2.001105.50
    Fall of wickets:1-5 (V Sehwag, 2.1 ov), 2-27 (R Dravid, 10.4 ov), 3-157 (SR Tendulkar, 51.5 ov), 4-435 (G Gambhir, 123.6 ov), 5-444 (SC Ganguly, 126.2 ov), 6-481 (MS Dhoni, 133.4 ov), 7-579 (A Kumble, 155.4 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    57.2 and Sehwag gets his revenge very next ball! He's looked the most dangerous today and he hits Hayden just above the knee roll in front of the stumps, turning the ball back in as the batsman shuffles across to try and turn it fine, Sehwag belts out the appeal and on the third one Bowden raises his crooked finger 202/2
    64
    116
    10
    0
    55.17
    34.1 bowled em! There's the breakthrough, Katich undone by Mishra's flight, that was tossed up into the rough, luring him into another flick from outside off stump, except he misses and the ball sneaks back through the gap to disturb the furniture, middle stump knocked off its place 123/1
    85.4 bowled him, and what turn! Sehwag strikes, luring Ponting forward on the drive, shaping to work it to the on side, the ball turns in and beats everything, he came out of his crease and swung wildly and has to pay the price for an indifferent choice of stroke 284/3
    101.6 another one falls to Sehwag! Sehwag tweaks his fingers on that one, getting it to flight, pitch on middle and off and turn sharply past the bat to knock back off stump 326/4
    178.1 and finally India manage to hold onto one! Mishra tosses it up invitingly, Clarke dances down and heaves at it, aiming to go straighter, the ball goes over extra cover and settles in Zaheer's palms a few feet away from the boundary, and thats the first catch of the innings 567/9
    122.1 bowled em! Sehwag gets into the action again, pitching a gem of a turner outside off stump, Watson walks across his stumps and looks on in shock as the ball turns sharply and knocks back his leg stick, what turn from those magic fingers and thats Sehwag's best figures 399/5
    131.5 a wicket for Kumble, some 85 overs since his last one! Tosses it up on a length, Haddin comes dancing out and drives with a sizable gap, the ball sneaks on through and Dhoni completes an easy stumping, a real silly shot and Australia are six down 426/6
    162.5 and he stays on 44, bowled going for another sweep across the line! Sehwag gets his fifth wicket, the first time ever, rewarded for a tidy line and White's poor stroke draws and inside edge that rolls onto the base of the stumps 532/7
    175.4 Kumble gets a second, Lee goes lbw! Tossed up on the stumps, drifting and pitching on middle and leg, Lee goes to sweep and misses, struck on the knee roll, they all go up and Bowden agrees, but replays show the ball going over the top of leg stump 555/8
    179.3 chuck that, says Kumble, I'll take it! Kumble finishes the innings with a good return catch, running across towards the off side and taking it with both hands, despite the left one in pain, after Johnson swings a top-edged slog sweep miles up in the air 577/10
    not out
    1
    2
    0
    0
    50.00
    Extras
    57 (b 28, w 2, nb 10, lb 17)
    TOTAL
    577 all out (179.3 Overs, 745 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEcon
    Z Khan23.058603.73
    I Sharma25.058403.36
    A Kumble43.3911232.57
    A Mishra47.01214423.06
    V Sehwag40.0910452.60
    SR Tendulkar1.00202.00
    Fall of wickets:1-123 (SM Katich, 34.1 ov), 2-202 (ML Hayden, 57.2 ov), 3-284 (RT Ponting, 85.4 ov), 4-326 (MEK Hussey, 101.6 ov), 5-399 (SR Watson, 122.1 ov), 6-426 (BJ Haddin, 131.5 ov), 7-532 (CL White, 162.5 ov), 8-555 (B Lee, 175.4 ov), 9-567 (MJ Clarke, 178.1 ov), 10-577 (MG Johnson, 179.3 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    36.5 The finger is up. Johnson the birthday boy has struck. Full, fast, shaping in and Gambhir falls over a touch as he looks to turn it to the leg side. He was struck on the leg stump line and it would have missed leg. Hawk eye too confirms that but that's that. 93/4
    16
    17
    2
    0
    94.11
    8.2 bowled 'em! Lee dislodges Sehwag for the second time in the match, pitching on a fuller length and getting the ball to nip back in a shade, Sehwag's feet go nowhere and he gets a little inside edge back onto the stumps 29/1
    9.1 and what a soft dismissal! Ishant lasts just two deliveries, standing his ground and feeling for a short ball from around the stumps, kisses the bat high on the splice and goes straight into Ponting's hands, running in from short point 34/2
    11
    37
    2
    0
    29.72
    20.4 Lee breaks through. The Wall is cracking brick by brick. Full, fast, in swing at around 149 kmph and Dravid has dragged the off drive back on to his stumps. 53/3
    57.1 And White gets Tendulkar for the second time this series. No fifty for SRT. It landed on a length around off and turned slightly with bounce and Tendulkar guided it straight to Hayden at slip. SCG walks in. Tendulkar looked at the wicket as he went away. And Gavaskar says,' It's difficult to understand what he was trying to do there. A slip was in position.' 145/5
    not out
    59
    130
    7
    0
    45.38
    not out
    32
    53
    3
    1
    60.37
    0
    0
    0
    0
    -
    Extras
    6 (w 1, nb 1, lb 4)
    TOTAL
    208/5d (77.3 Overs, 338 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEcon
    B Lee17.034822.82
    SR Clark12.062211.83
    MJ Clarke20.375602.73
    SM Katich1.00505.00
    MG Johnson12.002311.91
    CL White8.002312.87
    SR Watson7.002703.85
    Fall of wickets:1-29 (V Sehwag, 8.2 ov), 2-34 (I Sharma, 9.1 ov), 3-53 (R Dravid, 20.4 ov), 4-93 (G Gambhir, 36.5 ov), 5-145 (SR Tendulkar, 57.1 ov)