Player of the Match
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    33.1 oh dear, looks like there's been another questionable decision there, Dravid given out caught behind when he padded up to it outside off, the bat behind his pad and nowhere near the ball 115/4
    0.5 Jaffer goes! Lee strikes with his fifth ball, another good delivery, short, and Jaffer pushes forward, snapped up by Clarke at third slip, taking the catch at stomach height 3/1
    11.5 he's got him! After a couple of deliveries seamed away from Laxman, Clark gets one to nip back into the right-hander, Laxman was caught on the back foot, the ball kept a little low as well and thudded into the back pad around the knee roll in front of middle stump, that's pretty plumb and Bucknor gives Clark his first top-order wicket of the match 34/2
    17.4 bowled him! Off the inside edge! Clark pitches it on a good length outside off stump, it angled into Tendulkar who moved forward and began to play at it before deciding he wanted to pull his bat out of the way, he couldn't do it in time and the ball ricochets into leg stump off the inside edge, that's the third time on the tour that Tendulkar has played on 54/3
    40.2 huge appeals as Clarke is adamant he caught the ball low in front of him at second slip 137/6
    33.4 a genuine edge this time! Yuvraj squared behind the ball as it pitched on off and moved away from him, the edge through and he was walking before the finger even went up 115/5
    61.2 turns back a long way from outside off, keeps low and hits him on the back pad, Dhoni not offering a shot, shuffling over 185/7
    not out
    70.1 a fizzer outside off, bounced off the shoulder of the bat and popped up towards the slips 210/8
    70.2 good delivery, pitched on off, straightened, and would have gone on to clip the top of the stumps 210/9
    70.5 Clarke has done it! Ishant pops to first slip off the edge of the bat and that indeed is a famous victory. You have to feel for Kumble, though, who held on for so long in a solid knock 210/10
    2 (nb 2)
    210 all out (70.5 Overs, RR: 2.96, 304 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-3 (W Jaffer, 0.5 ov), 2-34 (VVS Laxman, 11.5 ov), 3-54 (SR Tendulkar, 17.4 ov), 4-115 (R Dravid, 33.1 ov), 5-115 (Yuvraj Singh, 33.4 ov), 6-137 (SC Ganguly, 40.2 ov), 7-185 (MS Dhoni, 61.2 ov), 8-210 (Harbhajan Singh, 70.1 ov), 9-210 (RP Singh, 70.2 ov), 10-210 (I Sharma, 70.5 ov)
    B Lee13.033422.6101
    MG Johnson11.043303.0001
    SR Clark12.043222.6600
    GB Hogg14.025503.9200
    A Symonds19.055132.6800
    MJ Clarke1.50532.7200

Close of Play

  • Wed, 2 Jan - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 376/7 (A Symonds 137*, B Lee 31*, 89 ov)
  • Thu, 3 Jan - day 2 - India 1st innings 216/3 (SR Tendulkar 9*, SC Ganguly 21*, 62 ov)
  • Fri, 4 Jan - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 13/0 (PA Jaques 8*, ML Hayden 5*, 5 ov)
  • Sat, 5 Jan - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 282/4 (MEK Hussey 87*, A Symonds 14*, 83 ov)
  • Sun, 6 Jan - day 5 - India 2nd innings 210 (70.5 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

  • 'It is never a pleasant thing to be called a liar' - Tendulkar

    Sachin Tendulkar has revealed India were ready to abandon their tour of Australia in 2007-08 and accept the consequences, following a three-match ban imposed by match referee Mike Procter on Harbhajan Singh

  • 'Collusion in 2008 Sydney Test racism case'

    Australia and India were culpable in collusion "contrary to the spirit of cricket" in the 2008 Sydney Test "racism" incident, according to ICC appeals commissioner John Hansen, who heard the case

  • Open your eyes, Ricky

    While India burns and fumes over issues ranging from race to umpiring and sportsmanship, Ricky Ponting continues to believe his team has done nothing wrong

  • Harbhajan hit with three-Test ban

    Harbhajan Singh has been found guilty of making a racist comment to Andrew Symonds on the third day of the Sydney Test and slapped with a three-match ban

  • Will and grace

    Grit combined with flair as Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman produced India's most uplifting day in the series