Result
Tour Match, Hyderabad (Deccan), Oct 2-5 2008, Australia tour of India
455 & 292/4d
(38 ov, target 434)
314 & 127/2
Match drawn
1y
• The Bulletin by Sriram Veera in Hyderabad

Yuvraj and Jaffer shine in draw

Ricky Ponting hit a crucial fifty and Michael Clarke made an assured 36, but the Australians will leave Hyderabad with more question than answers

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Scorecard summary
Indian Board President's XI455(108.4 overs)1st Innings
Rohit Sharma*105 (144)
Virat Kohli*105 (146)
Australians314(120.3 overs)1st Innings
Michael Hussey*126 (302)
Stuart Clark44 (107)
Indian Board President's XI292/4d(70 overs)2nd Innings
Yuvraj Singh113 (143)
Wasim Jaffer93 (159)
Stuart Clark3/33(13)
Brett Lee1/60(18)
Australians127/2(38 overs)2nd Innings
end of over 381 runs
AUS: 127/2CRR: 3.34 
Ricky Ponting58 (97)
Michael Clarke36 (70)
Rohit Sharma1-0-1-0
Yuvraj Singh6-2-10-0

Match drawn. The players shake hands and they walk off the field. Very good performances from Indian Board President's XI players and the Australians had a good outing before the first Test starting on the 9th at Bangalore. Thanks for being with us, we hope you have enjoyed the commentary, I am Binoy George and along with Raghav, Sanjay and Karthikeyan signing off. Do join us for the first Test on 9th October, until then cheers from all of us here at Cricinfo.

37.6
Sharma to Ponting, no run
defended watchfully down the track.
37.5
Sharma to Ponting, no run
moves back and defends to the off side.
37.4
Sharma to Ponting, no run
comes forward and defends down the track.
37.3
Sharma to Ponting, no run
uses his feet and defends down the track.
37.2
1
Sharma to Clarke, 1 run
driven down the ground to long on.
37.1
Sharma to Clarke, no run
worked to the onside.

Rohit Sharma into the attack. This could be the last over of the match.

end of over 37Maiden
AUS: 126/2CRR: 3.4 
Ricky Ponting58 (93)
Michael Clarke35 (68)
Yuvraj Singh6-2-10-0
Piyush Chawla14-1-44-1
36.6
Yuvraj Singh to Ponting, no run
worked square of the wicket on the onside.
36.5
4b
Yuvraj Singh to Ponting, 4 byes
keeps low down the leg side, goes to the fence for byes.
36.4
Yuvraj Singh to Ponting, no run
played square of the wicket on the onside.
36.3
Yuvraj Singh to Ponting, no run
defended back to the bowler.
36.2
Yuvraj Singh to Ponting, no run
moves forward and pushes to mid-off.
36.1
Yuvraj Singh to Ponting, no run
off the pad to the onside.
end of over 361 runs
AUS: 122/2CRR: 3.38 
Michael Clarke35 (68)
Ricky Ponting58 (87)
Piyush Chawla14-1-44-1
Yuvraj Singh5-1-10-0
35.6
Chawla to Clarke, no run
defended to the onside.
35.5
Chawla to Clarke, no run
tossed up outside the leg stump and Clarke defends to the onside.
35.4
Chawla to Clarke, no run
quicker delivery and Clarke is caught on the back foot defends down the track.
35.3
1
Chawla to Ponting, 1 run
uses his feet and drives down the ground to long on.
35.2
Chawla to Ponting, no run
off the pad to the onside.
35.1
Chawla to Ponting, no run
padded away to the onside.

Chawla comes round the stumps.

Best performances - batsmen
MEK Hussey
126 runs (302)
14 fours
1 sixes
Control84%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
29 runs
5 fours
0 sixes
6422163041627
Yuvraj Singh
113 runs (143)
7 fours
7 sixes
Control87%
Productive shot
on side drive on front foot
32 runs
3 fours
3 sixes
6413144115155
Best performances - bowlers
PP Chawla
O
40
M
7
R
89
W
5
Eco
2.22
MG Johnson
O
23.4
M
4
R
75
W
4
Eco
3.16
Match details
Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad
TossIndian Board President's XI , elected to bat first
SeriesAustralia tour of India
Season2008/09
Hours of play (local time)09.30 start, Lunch 11.30-12.10, Tea 14.10-14.30, Close 16.30
Match days2,3,4,5 October 2008 (4-day match)
Umpires
Amiesh Saheba
Shavir Tarapore
Reserve Umpire
Sudhir Asnani
Match Referee
Manu Nayyar