Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    77.4 he's nicked it! Sehwag pushes on the front foot and tries to open the face to play the ball behind point, he gets a faint nick through to Gilchrist who takes a sharp catch and Sehwag's resistance comes to an end 253/6
    1.5 he's trapped him lbw! Johnson pitches one on a good length outside off stump and angles it into Pathan, he moves across his stumps and tries to defend and gets hit on the front pad in front of middle stump, that would have gone on to hit leg and Asad Rauf sends Pathan on his way 2/1
    23.6 full and wide outside off stump, Sehwag slashes and gets an outside edge through second slip and gully for four 57/1
    37.6 Tendulkar's run out! He jumps on to the back foot and nudges a short ball towards the short midwicket region, he sets off for the single but Johnson had sprinted towards the ball and there was no single there, Sehwag said no but Tendulkar was too far down, Johnson has plenty of time to line up the throw and he hits the stumps direct with Tendulkar metres short, excellent work from Johnson and Australia have a big wicket just before lunch 128/2
    49.2 caught! Johnson bowls a full ball outside off stump, Ganguly leans forward to drive, the ball pitches just before it hits the bat and Ganguly scoops the ball towards Hussey at short cover who dives to his right to take a sharp catch, the Australian's appeal but the Rauf is unsure whether it is a bump ball, he goes up to the third umpire and replays show that the ball pitched just before hitting the bat and it indeed was a catch, Ganguly has to go 162/3
    56.6 caught! That's a massive wicket! Lee bangs the ball in short down leg side, Laxman tries to fend it towards fine leg and gloves it to Gilchrist who takes a simple catch, Laxman begins to walk before Bowden raises the finger 186/4
    70.6 caught! That's a blinder from Hayden, Dhoni drives loosely away from his body yet again off the front foot, the full ball swings away from Dhoni and the outside edge flies towards Hayden's left at a wide second slip, the ball is nearly past him when he sticks out his left hand and plucks it one-handed, awesome catch 237/5
    not out
    84.2 caught! Hogg finally gets a wicket! Harbhajan decided he wanted to loft a full ball over mid-off, he didn't get the necessary elevation and Ponting timed his jump perfectly to take the catch above his head, well done for a man with a bad back, he kicks the ball, goalkeeper style, in celebration 264/7
    not out
    26 (b 9, lb 9, nb 5, w 3)
    269/7d (90 Overs, RR: 2.98, 396 minutes)
    Did not bat: RP Singh
    Fall of wickets: 1-2 (IK Pathan, 1.5 ov), 1-57 (R Dravid, 23.6 ov), 2-128 (SR Tendulkar, 37.6 ov), 3-162 (SC Ganguly, 49.2 ov), 4-186 (VVS Laxman, 56.6 ov), 5-237 (MS Dhoni, 70.6 ov), 6-253 (V Sehwag, 77.4 ov), 7-264 (Harbhajan Singh, 84.2 ov)
    B Lee27.037422.7403
    MG Johnson16.013322.0632
    A Symonds22.045212.3600
    SR Clark12.033703.0800
    GB Hogg12.035314.4100
    MJ Clarke1.00202.0000

Close of Play

  • Thu, 24 Jan - day 1 - India 1st innings 309/5 (SR Tendulkar 124*, MS Dhoni 6*, 86 ov)
  • Fri, 25 Jan - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 62/0 (PA Jaques 21*, ML Hayden 36*, 21 ov)
  • Sat, 26 Jan - day 3 - Australia 1st innings 322/3 (RT Ponting 79*, MJ Clarke 37*, 111 ov)
  • Sun, 27 Jan - day 4 - India 2nd innings 45/1 (V Sehwag 31*, R Dravid 11*, 17 ov)
  • Mon, 28 Jan - day 5 - India 2nd innings 269/7d (90 ov) - end of match

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