Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    4s
    6s
    SR
    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
    46
    165
    113
    5
    0
    40.70
    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
    101
    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
    4
    15
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    50.00
    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, RR: 3.91, 396 minutes)
    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)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    RP Singh21.549524.3530
    IK Pathan16.025433.3700
    I Sharma17.006313.7017
    A Kumble24.029824.0803
    V Sehwag8.012423.0000

Close of Play

  • Wed, 16 Jan - day 1 - India 1st innings 297/6 (MS Dhoni 8*, IK Pathan 8*, 84 ov)
  • Thu, 17 Jan - day 2 - India 2nd innings 52/1 (V Sehwag 29*, IK Pathan 2*, 11 ov)
  • Fri, 18 Jan - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 65/2 (RT Ponting 24*, MEK Hussey 5*, 15 ov)
  • Sat, 19 Jan - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 340 (86.5 ov) - end of match

Match Notes