Player of the Match
Player of the Match

A proud Australia pose with the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, and that brings us to the end of one of the most one-sided Test series ever. There will be lots of analysis from our team in Australia. For the moment, this is Abhishek Purohit signing off. Congratulations to Australia, they have shown how to rebuild a declining side. For India fans, hold on to that nostalgia. That is all there will be, for a while.

Michael Clarke is Man of the Series. Clarke: "It's a pretty good start. Lot of credit to the players and support staff. It has not been easy, it may look like that on the scoreboard with 4-0. The disappointment of last summer, we resolved to make sure it does not recur this summer. We have tried to improve every day we have gone into training. I have been happy the whole summer, I have had a lot of support and needed it. India have a lot of great players, they have copped a bit of slack over the last month. It's an honour to play against them. I have never made so many runs in a series in my career. To score runs against such a good bowling line-up has been good."

MS Dhoni is welcomed with a warm round of applause. Dhoni: "They have played consistent cricket. whenever a partnership was needed, their batsmen stepped up and put par-plus runs on the board. Their bowlers did consistently. they always stepped up. there comes a phase in Australia once you are set it is difficult for bowlers, that is when you have to be consistent with line and length, we were never given boundaries. We will have to wait and watch [if there are changes], our next Test series is only in September, there is plenty of time, we don't want to take decisions quickly, we have the ODI series coming up. It is a completely different side. It is alearning experience for the youngsters. Once you play 100-odd ODIs, it is always good to have that experience when you make your Test debut."

Man of the Match is a grinning Peter Siddle. Siddle: "I was probably unlucky earlier. the bowling unit has done superbly together, I was lucky to get rewards here. The batting has been lovely. We have stuck to having bowling partnerships every Test. My bowling length has improved, there is consistency."

Presentation starts. Mark Taylor introduces Ravi Shastri as great Indian batsman and left-arm spinner.

Australia in a huddle, now they acknowledge the applause from the crowd, Michael Clarke wears an emphatic in-charge look on his face, there have been wobbles, against South Africa and New Zealand, but he is now in complete control of a solid side

Phil: "The aussies have just shown how to re-build! Who would have thought that this was what the Aussies were going to do, given the results against SA and NZ. Hats off to clarke! and I'm afraid if the Indians do not take some very DRASTIC steps, they will be in eternal decline!"

utkarsh: "Its proof again, if Dravid fails in foreign soil India fare badly. If he faces 300 balls, Indian batting finds its joyful electric feet against a jaded attack and old ball, if he faces 175 balls, they manage about 300 and if he goes less than 30 balls, they simply collapse against the shiny cherry and pacers wid tails up. We might know his worth in years to come. Better still, I hope Pujara rises to the challenge."

Dheeraj: "Good things often come to an end. It is particularly sad when it comes in such a devastating way. The depressing part is not the present or the near past, but the future. I have absolutely no hope from the cricket administration in India for creating a stronger first class structure. India had done well, in spite, of this admin. So long and thanks for all the fish."

Mehtab: "Dont understand why Australia is unwilling to host Bangladesh. Bangladesh could have done a lot better in the four tests than India, You cannot do any worse than this."

Jatinder: "Disappointment, anger, hate, frustration, sarcasm, embarrassment, . I wonder what kind of human emotions are remaining.."

69.4
W
Lyon to Yadav, OUT, that's the end of that, Lyon gets his fourth, Umesh edges a flighted length delivery from the crease through to Haddin, Australia win 4-0 and India go down 0-8 in their latest two overseas Test series

UT Yadav c †Haddin b Lyon 1 (13m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 9.09

69.3
0
Lyon to Yadav, no run, pushed back hard to Lyon
69.2
0
Lyon to Yadav, no run, leading edge to extra cover as he lunges with an angled bat to a tossed up delivery
69.1
0
Lyon to Yadav, no run, defended off the front foot on the off side

END OF OVER:
69 | 1 Run | INDIA: 201/9

  • Ravichandran Ashwin15 (31b)
  • Umesh Yadav1 (7b)
  • Ben Hilfenhaus11-2-35-1
  • Nathan Lyon21-4-63-3
68.6
0
Hilfenhaus to Ashwin, no run, opens the face and runs it to gully, Umesh has to hurry back as the throw comes in
68.5
0
Hilfenhaus to Ashwin, no run, dabs a widish ball to gully
68.4
0
Hilfenhaus to Ashwin, no run, underedges an attempted cut on the bounce to the right of Haddin who stops it with a dive

HV: "They've gone past the 45 min estimate & gents, that's creating history!!"

68.3
1
Hilfenhaus to Yadav, 1 run, moving in down the pads, worked awkwardly down to fine leg
68.2
0
Hilfenhaus to Yadav, no run, tries to whip a pitched up delivery, gets a big inside edge on to pad
68.1
0
Hilfenhaus to Yadav, no run,

SthAussie: "Funny you say that anand! The only reason I didn't go today was paying for travel & me knowing only likely to be at the oval for an hour, do not worth it, if they payed for my bus ticket, would be there!!"

END OF OVER:
68 | 6 Runs | INDIA: 200/9

  • Ravichandran Ashwin15 (28b)
  • Umesh Yadav0 (4b)
  • Nathan Lyon21-4-63-3
  • Ben Hilfenhaus10-2-34-1
67.6
0
Lyon to Ashwin, no run, blocked off the front foot
67.5
4
Lyon to Ashwin, FOUR runs, down the track and lifts him with the spin to the wide long on boundary
67.4
0
Lyon to Ashwin, no run, thick edge runs along the ground behind point
67.3
0
Lyon to Ashwin, no run, defended down the track
67.2
2
Lyon to Ashwin, 2 runs, thick edge as he lunges forward, ball runs past slip
67.1
0
Lyon to Ashwin, no run, turning in from outside off, defended off the back foot

Anand: "To see this kind of batting performance CA must not only give free tickets but also transport charge for crowd to come in."

END OF OVER:
67 | 1 Run 1 Wkt | INDIA: 194/9

  • Umesh Yadav0 (4b)
  • Ravichandran Ashwin9 (22b)
  • Ben Hilfenhaus10-2-34-1
  • Nathan Lyon20-4-57-3
66.6
0
Hilfenhaus to Yadav, no run, defends a length ball from the crease
66.6
1w
Hilfenhaus to Yadav, 1 wide, lets a bouncer go over his head

Stansfield: "See, instant success. Love the Hilf."

66.5
0
Hilfenhaus to Yadav, no run, looks to have a go at this short delivery but then pulls out in the end
66.4
0
Hilfenhaus to Yadav, no run, another one left alone outside off

India 4th innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st14G GambhirV Sehwag
2nd66R DravidV Sehwag
3rd20SR TendulkarR Dravid
4th10SR TendulkarVVS Laxman
5th52VVS LaxmanV Kohli
6th4I SharmaV Kohli
7th0I SharmaWP Saha
8th4R AshwinWP Saha
9th23Z KhanR Ashwin
10th8R AshwinUT Yadav