• BATSMEN
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    19.2 gets the edge! Australia are right back in this already, and once again Lee has got Jaffer, driving away from his body 59/2
    16.4 he's gone! Sehwag trying to cut off the back foot, gets the outside edge off a quicker one, at 148.6kph to be exact, and Gilchrist does the rest 57/1
    77.6 now where did that atrocious shot come from? Symonds tosses it up well outside off and in an extraordinary mental block, with a hundred there for the taking, Dravid plays an ugly cross-batted swipe and top-edges to the man at cover, who just side-steps a touch and holds a dolly 278/5
    57.4 this time Lee gets his man, he pitches short of a length and gets Tendulkar back in the crease, playing down the wrong line, the ball hit him on the top of the pad and at the time of contact Tendulkar was jumping in the air, Lee appeals confidently and umpire Rauf eventually raises the finger ... replays show it was indeed high and going over the top of the stumps ... Tendulkar shakes his head as he walks off 198/3
    60.5 oh good catch, Hussey! Ganguly stands his ground and flirts with a wide delivery, and Hussey dives to his right and intercepts a very good catch in the air at backward point to get rid of him, terrific reflexes 214/4
    81.4 and there you go! Laxman, like Dravid not too long ago, plays a poor stroke, a horrific back-foot shot to a short ball from Lee, walking back in his crease and flat-batting to mid-off, where Tait leaps up in the air and takes a simple enough catch 284/6
    95.4 pitches in line with off, there's a huge, long appeal and Umpire Rauf takes his time to give that one out. Dhoni gets in a big stride forward on a bouncy pitch, the ball hits him on the knee roll, the batsman not quite bending his knee on the forward defensive 328/7
    96.6 another wicket, a full delivery, a dipping low toss rapping him on the front shin in front of leg, and a smiling Johnson roars his appeal, knowing what the answer will be 330/8
    97.1 top catch from Rogers, diving full length to his right in the covers, as Kumble, repeating his lashing efforts for the previous over, drives on the up, his shoulders pointing upwards so he wasn't over the ball, and Rogers snaps it up with a classic catch 330/9
    98.2 Johnson wraps up the innings by flinging down a climbing delivery which rises and catches the top of RP Singh's blade, the ricochet pouched by Hussey who stands, nearly celebrates before the ball's reached him, and was never in a month of Sundays going to drop that one 330/10
    not out
    0
    5
    0
    0
    0.00
    Extras
    37 (lb 19, nb 9, w 9)
    TOTAL
    330 all out (98.2 Overs, 450 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    B Lee24.057132.9516
    MG Johnson28.278643.0320
    SR Clark17.044522.6410
    SW Tait13.015904.5313
    A Symonds10.013613.6000
    MJ Clarke6.011402.3300
    Fall of wickets:1-57 (V Sehwag, 16.4 ov), 2-59 (W Jaffer, 19.2 ov), 3-198 (SR Tendulkar, 57.4 ov), 4-214 (SC Ganguly, 60.5 ov), 5-278 (R Dravid, 77.6 ov), 6-284 (VVS Laxman, 81.4 ov), 7-328 (MS Dhoni, 95.4 ov), 8-330 (IK Pathan, 96.6 ov), 9-330 (A Kumble, 97.1 ov), 10-330 (RP Singh, 98.2 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    3.5 quality delivery, no doubt about that one, pitching it up, swinging it out, and Jaques strides out to attempt the cover drive, his feet nowhere near the pitch, and a thick edge flies into second slip's hands 13/2
    3.3 angles towards leg, good length, Rogers moves across his stumps, bends over the ball to play on the front foot, looking to turn it to midwicket, and is rapped on the front leg 12/1
    14.3 and thats an immaculate length from Sharma to hand Ponting another poor score! There was movement and bounce after the ball landed in a good channel, sucking Ponting forward then back as he hangs the bat out and a regulation outside-edge is snapped up by Dravid at third slip! Australia are in trouble! That was Dravid's 164th catch in Tests ... 43/4
    6.2 but the edge comes this time! Good line just outside off and Hussey is drawn into the drive, having swished at a few, and the edge goes through quickly to Dhoni off a big cover drive 14/3
    18.2 edged and taken! Sharma pitches on a good length and gets Clarke to push forward, with minimal foot movement, and a regulation outside-edge is held by Dhoni! 61/5
    35.4 wicket No. 600 for Anil Kumble! He fires in a shorter, faster one just outside off stump, Symonds is hurried and cramped into his cut shot, gets a thick outside-edge into Dhoni's gloves, he fails to snap it up but Dravid is sharp at slip, moving to his right and holding the ball after it balloons up in the air, much to India's relief and Kumble's satisfaction! They appeal and appeal and finally Asad Rauf lifts the finger, and Kumble explodes in celebration 163/6
    42.4 and thats taken! RP slips in a good lifter, bending his back a bit more than usual, and Gilchrist is undone as he tries to defend, Dhoni taking the edge high to his right, the other direction 192/7
    46.3 edged and gone! RP's decision to come around the stumps to Lee works, as he pushes at one away from his body, Dhoni dives forward to his right and holds a good low catch 195/8
    not out
    6
    14
    1
    0
    42.85
    46.6 another one goes fishing, this time its an easy catch for Dhoni as Clark under-edges a short and wide one to leave Australia nine down for 195 195/9
    49.6 and he shuts down the innings with a simple return catch, looping up one, looks like the wrong 'un, ballooning up off the inside-edge as Tait lunges forward 212/10
    Extras
    11 (b 4, lb 1, nb 2, w 4)
    TOTAL
    212 all out (50 Overs, 240 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    RP Singh14.026844.8510
    IK Pathan17.026323.7020
    I Sharma7.003424.8510
    A Kumble12.014223.5002
    Fall of wickets:1-12 (CJL Rogers, 3.3 ov), 2-13 (PA Jaques, 3.5 ov), 3-14 (MEK Hussey, 6.2 ov), 4-43 (RT Ponting, 14.3 ov), 5-61 (MJ Clarke, 18.2 ov), 6-163 (A Symonds, 35.4 ov), 7-192 (AC Gilchrist, 42.4 ov), 8-195 (B Lee, 46.3 ov), 9-195 (SR Clark, 46.6 ov), 10-212 (SW Tait, 49.6 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    9.3 and he's gone, Clark does indeed get the breakthrough, shooting another one down the off-side channel, and Jaffer opens his shoulders to steer a straightforward back-foot cut to the gully 45/1
    43
    61
    7
    0
    70.49
    17.3 rips out the stumps with the inswinger! Good-length delivery nipped back in from off-and-middle to clatter on to middle-and-leg, Sehwag bowled off the pad, as he shaped to off-drive playing for the awayswinger 79/2
    34.3 edged and gone! Pathan departs early after lunch, pushing at one on a nagging off-stump length and presenting Ponting with a good low catch to his left at slip 160/6
    18.2 Lee gets him! The ball starting to swing away from the second it leaves the hand, Dravid comes out to try to cover drive, but the bat's away from his body and he gets a thin nick 82/3
    24.4 he's out! That's massive, Tendulkar deceived by the pace of a good-lenght delivery which nips back in from outside off and traps him plumb as he tries to work on the leg-side 116/4
    25.5 but he's got that one in the right spot this time, pitching just outside off, a hint of curl away and Ganguly doesn't get his foot to it, his front foot still in line with middle as he smashes a thick edge of a drive through to Clarke at first slip who takes it confidently 125/5
    80.4 all over, as Laxman goes for a back-foot cut and edges into Gilchrist's gloves, ending India's innings on 294 and setting Australia 413 to win 294/10
    62.1 good catch, Gilchrist! Symonds fires in a quick off break, on middle and leg, Dhoni tries a cheeky paddle sweep, the ball kisses bat and then balloons up off Dhoni's shoulder, Gilchrist keeps his eyes on it and covers a good distance before diving forward and taking the catch ... they all appeal, Dhoni stands his ground, and after a long though the umpire raises the finger 235/7
    62.5 caught at slip! Symonds gets two in the over, tossing it up and drawing Kumble into a drive away from the body for Clarke to pouch the outside-edge 235/8
    79.5 thats a nasty reply, a gem of a delivery, Clark bending his back and getting rid of RP with one that rears off a length and gloves through very high to Gilchrist, much to Australia's relief 286/9
    not out
    4
    1
    1
    0
    400.00
    Extras
    27 (lb 14, nb 8, w 5)
    TOTAL
    294 all out (80.4 Overs, 360 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    B Lee20.445432.6114
    MG Johnson10.005815.8000
    SR Clark19.046143.2120
    SW Tait8.003304.1224
    MJ Clarke13.023802.9200
    A Symonds10.023623.6000
    Fall of wickets:1-45 (W Jaffer, 9.3 ov), 2-79 (V Sehwag, 17.3 ov), 3-82 (R Dravid, 18.2 ov), 4-116 (SR Tendulkar, 24.4 ov), 5-125 (SC Ganguly, 25.5 ov), 6-160 (IK Pathan, 34.3 ov), 7-235 (MS Dhoni, 62.1 ov), 8-235 (A Kumble, 62.5 ov), 9-286 (RP Singh, 79.5 ov), 10-294 (VVS Laxman, 80.4 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    5.1 beautiful delivery, nipped away off the seam, Rogers looking to be positive is squared up on the back foot outside off and sends the thinnest of edges through 21/1
    9.4 but he's gone this time! Pathan banging it in outside off, the ball swinging away and Jaques lashes a(nother) booming drive which takes the edge and is caught in the slips 43/2
    33.1 and he gets his man! Edged and gone, as Sharma gets Ponting to push forward and edge a simple catch to into Dravid's lap at first slip and boy, is he excited! 117/3
    44.6 and thats given! Last ball of the over, RP gets Hussey playing forward, missing the line, and the ball hits him on the knee roll just about in line with middle stump, Asad Rauf has a think and then decides thats out 159/4
    71.1 stumped! Kumble produces one that spins across Clarke, dancing down the pitch, there's turn and bounce to completely catch him down the river, and Dhoni pulls off the easiest of stumpings to end a fine innings of 81 253/8
    49.4 gone! Kumble fires one in flat, and quick, at 102ks, pushing a surprised Symonds back in the crease and he's a sitter in front of middle and leg, Billy Bowden has no doubts and up comes the finger in a flash 177/5
    60.3 and the change works brilliantly! Sehwag tosses it up outside leg stump, Gilchrist plays a most ugly sweep, the ball turns sharply and knocks back leg stump! 227/6
    62.2 he's got another! Lee drives off the front foot, gets a thick inside-edge onto the pad and Laxman, at silly point, holds a sharp low catch to send Lee on his way! 229/7
    not out
    50
    80
    5
    2
    62.50
    83.6 edged and gone, as Clark flashes at a wide one and nicks through to an ecstatic Dhoni, moving to his right, and India breathe a sigh of relief! 326/9
    86.5 all over, as RP finally nails a yorker to beat bat and cannon into middle and off! India have achieved a great Test victory, beating Australia by 72 runs! 340/10
    Extras
    24 (lb 6, nb 10, w 8)
    TOTAL
    340 all out (86.5 Overs, 396 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    RP Singh21.549524.3530
    IK Pathan16.025433.3700
    I Sharma17.006313.7017
    A Kumble24.029824.0803
    V Sehwag8.012423.0000
    Fall of wickets:1-21 (CJL Rogers, 5.1 ov), 2-43 (PA Jaques, 9.4 ov), 3-117 (RT Ponting, 33.1 ov), 4-159 (MEK Hussey, 44.6 ov), 5-177 (A Symonds, 49.4 ov), 6-227 (AC Gilchrist, 60.3 ov), 7-229 (B Lee, 62.2 ov), 8-253 (MJ Clarke, 71.1 ov), 9-326 (SR Clark, 83.6 ov), 10-340 (SW Tait, 86.5 ov)

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