Result
1st Test, Chennai, Feb 22-26 2013, Australia tour of India
380 & 241
(11.3 ov, target 50)
572 & 50/2
India won by 8 wickets
Player Of The Match
1y
• The Report by Daniel Brettig

Spinners put India on verge of win

Showing enough good sense to put his more experienced team-mates to considerable shame, Moises Henriques granted Australia a stay of execution and a narrow lead after four days of the first Test in Chennai

Match centre 
Scorer: Binoy George
Commentator: Sidharth Monga
Scorecard summary
Australia380(133 overs)1st Innings
India572(154.3 overs)1st Innings
MS Dhoni224 (265)
Virat Kohli107 (206)
Australia241(93 overs)2nd Innings
India50/2(11.3 overs)2nd Innings

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Quotes from presentation

"Full credit has to go to India," says Michael Clarke. "They played outstandingly, especially Dhoni. That innings changed the game completely. And Ashin's bowling. Moises' debut is a positive, but we have got to turn things around. Work hard in the nets and get ready for the next Test match. The pitch looked a lot worse than it played. second innings, it played tougher, but that's what you expect in the subcontinent. No excuses, we got outplayed."

"Yes I have spent a lot of time here," says MS Dhoni, who is also the Man of the Match. "I love the people out here. Fantastic crowd. Good to see people come for Test matches in India. It was important to play some shots. If you have those extra catching fielders, you might make one mistake and end your innings. I had to play a few shots to try and spread the field. The first partnership was important. Sachin and Pujara batted for a period of time. Virat and Sachin was crucial. It tired the bowlers a bit. Those partnerships were crucial. Ashwin bowled brilliantly. In the second innings, he was well supported by Bhajji. Ashwin stuck with his offspinners, which was good. He was willing to bowl in one area, and that's a big positive. It's important to be focussed now, but at the same time it is important that the bowlers take some time off now. Never dreamt I would get a double in Tests. I had never even dreamt of playing for the country. Let's just keep it simple."

10.51am So India have won by eight wickets. Hand shakes all around. Dhoni will be a relieved man. And boy has he earned that relief with a killer innings. Ashwin is handed a stump by the loyal home ground staff who secured one for him. It was a good comeback for Ashwin too after a disappointing series against England. Dhoni now goes level with Ganguly as most successful Indian captains: 21 wins

The only worries for India to emerge from this match: not finishing off the tail, and the openers' woes. Australia will have a lot to get their heads around: informed player management, number of spinners, I suppose Lyon will keep his place as he deserves to, the identity of the other spinner, Clarke's batting position

11.3
1
Lyon to Pujara, 1 run
ends in a drop, and Lyon is left kicking the ground. He draws the edge with one that doesn't turn much, but Wade fails to collect it, and the ricochet lobs over the leaping Clarke at slip
11.2
Lyon to Pujara, no run
tossed up outside off, Pujara is forward and defends
11.1
Lyon to Pujara, no run
beats Pujara with a length ball that doesn't turn in. Pujara hasn't looked very comfortable here
end of over 11Maiden
INDIA: 49/2CRR: 4.45 
Sachin Tendulkar13 (10)
Cheteshwar Pujara7 (21)
Peter Siddle3-2-4-0
Nathan Lyon5-0-28-1
10.6
Siddle to Tendulkar, no run
solid forward-defensive to end the over
10.5
Siddle to Tendulkar, no run
on a length, middle and leg, he defends

cris: "Forget what I said earlier. Tendulkar is going to score 400+ runs in this series. At least try to keep Pujara and Kohli quiet.."

10.4
Siddle to Tendulkar, no run
length ball, on off, defended off the front foot
10.3
Siddle to Tendulkar, no run
short of a length, on off, punched to cover-point

I can do math: "strike rate after hitting 2 sixes of first 2 balls isnt 200, its 600. Geez, what a failure." No wonder I chose journalism, and not something meaningful

10.2
Siddle to Tendulkar, no run
length ball outside off, left alone this time
10.1
Siddle to Tendulkar, no run
Tendulkar looks to defend this length ball, is hit on the outside half of the bat

Everybody up to save the single

end of over 1013 runs • 1 wicket
INDIA: 49/2CRR: 4.9 
Sachin Tendulkar13 (4)
Cheteshwar Pujara7 (21)
Nathan Lyon5-0-28-1
Peter Siddle2-1-4-0
9.6
1
Lyon to Tendulkar, 1 run
shorter, turning in, Tendulkar goes back, works it around the corner. Scores are level now
9.5
Lyon to Tendulkar, no run
this is tossed up wide, he tries to sweep. Is beaten but has got well outside the line
9.4
6
Lyon to Tendulkar, SIX runs
what is Tendulkar up to? Who is he meeting for lunch? He is an awful hurry. Gee what a hit. Strike rate: 600. Over long-on. Replay of the previous ball. The roof has come off the stadium
9.3
6
Lyon to Tendulkar, SIX runs
and Tendulkar is in a hurry. Is this the first time he has hit a six off the first ball in a Test innings? All men around the bat, and he takes a length ball from outside off and lofts it over long-on

That man is in. Huge cheer around the ground. Scratches the guard. India need 14 more

9.2
w
Lyon to Sehwag, OUT
this is a dismissal you see very rarely with Sehwag. Out defending to a spinner. The only two times I remember this is today and Mumbai second innings against England. Psychological blows against the openers struck. Sehwag pushes out in defence, the ball doesn't turn, takes the edge, and slip does the rest. Crowd, though, is cheering. We know why. Come on Tendulkar, disappoint the. Send Kohli in
V Sehwag c Clarke b Lyon 19 (37m 23b 3x4 0x6) SR: 82.60
9.1
Lyon to Sehwag, no run
short of a length, Sehwag leans back to punch this wide of point, but doesn't take the single
end of over 9Maiden
INDIA: 36/1CRR: 4 
Cheteshwar Pujara7 (21)
Virender Sehwag19 (21)
Peter Siddle2-1-4-0
Nathan Lyon4-0-15-0
8.6
Siddle to Pujara, no run
full again, swinging in, looks to drive, is hit on the inside half of the bat
8.5
Siddle to Pujara, no run
short of a length, defended off the front foot

Andrew: "Perhaps we could reclassify Wade as a seamer and rotate him? Fly in Haddin and O'Keefe?"

8.4
Siddle to Pujara, no run
fuller, swinging in towards off, Pujara is solid in defence. Looks better than he did in the last over against Lyon
Best performances - batsmen
MS Dhoni
224 runs (265)
24 fours
6 sixes
Control90%
Productive shot
leg glance
86 runs
7 fours
3 sixes
48253342314536
MJ Clarke
130 runs (246)
12 fours
1 sixes
Control85%
Productive shot
leg glance
40 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
51271237101532
Best performances - bowlers
R Ashwin
O
42
M
12
R
103
W
7
Eco
2.45
R Ashwin
O
32
M
6
R
95
W
5
Eco
2.96
Match details
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai
TossAustralia , elected to bat first
SeriesAustralia tour of India
Player Of The Match
MS Dhoni
Series resultIndia led the 4-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 2074
Season2012/13
Hours of play (local time)09.30 start, Lunch 11.30-12.10, Tea 14.10-14.30, Close 16.30
Match days22,23,24,25,26 February 2013 (5-day match)
Test debut
Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Moises Henriques
Umpires
Kumar Dharmasena
Marais Erasmus
TV Umpire
Vineet Kulkarni
Reserve Umpire
Krishnaraj Srinath
Match Referee
Chris Broad