Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    29.2 One more twist in the tale. Hayden is trapped in front by Harbhajan. Caught plumb in front. Hayden walked across towards the off stump, Harbhajan slowed up the pace, flighted it on the middle and off and it went towards the middle, Hayden was caught on the shuffle and struck on the pad in front. Gone! Advantage India. What a huge blow this. Hayden was playing so well, so dominating and it was really thrilling to watch. But he is gone now. Game has turned on its head. 154/5
    5.4 Katich goes swinging across the line. He fetched it from outside off and went for the hoick across the line but got the top edge and Dhoni ran forward, got under the swirling ball and took it even as he stumbled a bit. 29/1
    6.6 Amit Mishra has run out Ponting! What a wicket. It was quite similar to the Hayden run out in the first innings. Mishra charged forward from mid-off, swooped on the ball, and dived forward - he was parallel to the ground when he flicked the ball on the stumps. Gone! Australia have lost two. The noose tightens. The pressure gets tighter on Hayden. 37/2
    15.5 And Clarke is gone! A beauty from Ishant. Deja-vu for Clarke. It landed on a length and shaped away, sucking the leaden footed Clarke into a fatal poke. A unwell Clarke, promoted ahead of Hussey, departs with his runner Katich. Australia slip further but the big Matt is still there. Hope floats. 82/3
    28.4 But Mishy gets his man now. Terrific delivery. Topspinner from round the stumps that bounced outside off, Hussey stabbed a dolly to Dravid who takes it. India come back after the Hayden assault. Mishra has struck in his first over. What a game, always seesawing either way. Test cricket at its very best. 150/4
    38.4 Another one is back in the hutch. Watson perishes on the back foot. He went back tried to cut it late but the ball bounced a bit more, got the edge and Dhoni doesn't make any mistake this time. Indians have both hands now on that Border Gavaskar Trophy 178/7
    32.4 The wheels are coming off. Haddin chips down the track but can't clear Tendulkar at mid-on. The ball dipped rapidly on him, nice little delivery from Mishra. The noose gets tighter and tighter. It's Tendulkar 100th Test catch. 161/6
    not out
    43.5 Mishra strikes again with a flighted legbreak. Krejza left the castle and went for the big swing to long-on, the ball dipped, and turned past him. Dhoni did the rest. Australia have lost eight wickets. That trophy is moving towards the Indian dressing room. 190/8
    44.4 Just one more wicket left now. Lee lunges forward, the ball kicks up even as it turns in and one of those bat-pad catches that you have seen thousand times in Indian conditions. Lunge. unsure poke. panic. Bat and pad. Celebration at short leg. 191/9
    50.2 And the doosra does the trick. Game over. India have won the Border Gavaskar Trophy. Fabulous win. Johnson didn't pick it up, shouldered arms and the ball turned in to hit him on the pad. Hawk eye suggests it would have missed the off stump. The Indian players converge to celebrate in a huddle of joy. Dhoni had asked Ganguly to lead the team for the last few overs. In the last Test, he had lifted Kumble on his shoulder as they went around the stadium. Meanwhile, in the here and now, Dravid puts his hand over Ganguly's shoulder. 209/10
    13 (b 6, lb 1, nb 2, w 4)
    209 all out (50.2 Overs, RR: 4.15, 247 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-29 (SM Katich, 5.4 ov), 2-37 (RT Ponting, 6.6 ov), 3-82 (MJ Clarke, 15.5 ov), 4-150 (MEK Hussey, 28.4 ov), 5-154 (ML Hayden, 29.2 ov), 6-161 (BJ Haddin, 32.4 ov), 7-178 (SR Watson, 38.4 ov), 8-190 (JJ Krejza, 43.5 ov), 9-191 (B Lee, 44.4 ov), 10-209 (MG Johnson, 50.2 ov)
    Z Khan8.005707.1220
    I Sharma9.003123.4411
    Harbhajan Singh18.226443.4910
    V Sehwag4.002305.7500
    A Mishra11.022732.4501

Close of Play

  • Thu, 6 Nov - day 1 - India 1st innings 311/5 (SC Ganguly 27*, MS Dhoni 4*, 87 ov)
  • Fri, 7 Nov - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 189/2 (SM Katich 92*, MEK Hussey 45*, 49 ov)
  • Sat, 8 Nov - day 3 - India 2nd innings 0/0 (V Sehwag 0*, M Vijay 0*, 1 ov)
  • Sun, 9 Nov - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 13/0 (ML Hayden 5*, SM Katich 8*, 1.3 ov)
  • Mon, 10 Nov - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 209 (50.2 ov) - end of match

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