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Day 5

744dThe Bulletin by Anand Vasu

Australia clinch thriller to equal record

Ricky Ponting's Australia emulated Steve Waugh's run of 16 consecutive Test wins as they took a 2-0 lead in the series against India in a thriller of a game that went right down to the wire at the SCG

744dSiddhartha Vaidyanathan at the SCG

A frustrating end

Ugly might be an understatement to describe events on the final day in the SCG. A potentially cracking Test match was botched, an open series was all but shut and the beautiful scenes that the game produced were forgotten

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Hogg charged for making 'offensive remark'

Brad Hogg, the Australian chinaman bowler, has been charged under Level 3 of the ICC Code of Conduct following a complaint by Indian team manager Chetan Chauhan


Umpiring in the Sydney Test

Full coverage for the controversial umpiring decisions and gamesmanship that clouded the Sydney Test between Australia and India


The aftermath of the Sydney Test

Full coverage of the ban imposed on Harbhajan Singh for alleged racist remarks to Andrew Symonds during the second Test in Sydney

1266dSiddhartha Vaidyanathan at the SCG

Harbhajan hit with three-Test ban

Harbhajan Singh has been found guilty of making a racist comment to Andrew Symonds on the third day of the Sydney Test and slapped with a three-match ban

744dPeter English at the SCG

Kumble questions Australia's spirit

Anil Kumble has accused Australia of not playing in the spirit of the game in a heated finish to a Test that continued the ill-feeling between the teams

744dPeter English at the SCG

Australia's attitude lacking in appeal

Australia could not believe it when they had several appeals turned down on the final day, but after the umpiring perks they received during the match they had nothing to complain about

744dMartin Williamson

Not walking is not cheating

Why is cricket the only major sport in the world where some people demand that players do the umpires' jobs for them?

Day 4

744dThe Bulletin by Anand Vasu

Hayden hundred propels Australia to 213-run lead

Innings of substance from Matthew Hayden and Michael Hussey put Australia in a good position to set a platform for the final day, as they ended with a lead of 213, with six wickets intact

744dPeter English at the SCG

One of Ponting's biggest punts

Ricky Ponting will need to take a big risk if Australia are to equal the world record of 16 consecutive wins

744dPeter English at the SCG

Hayden moves level with Bradman

Matthew Hayden overcame a nagging thigh injury to move level with Don Bradman on Australia's list of century makers with 29

Day 3

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Harbhajan hearing postponed

Mike Procter, the match referee, has delayed Harbhajan Singh's code-of-conduct hearing, originally scheduled for Saturday, until after the conclusion of the ongoing Test in Sydney on Sunday

744dPeter English at the SCG

Johnson must work on the Lee way

At one end Mitchell Johnson was struggling with his line while at the other Brett Lee's was almost perfect

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The end of the nineties era

Here are the Plays of the day for the third day of the second Test between Australia and India in Sydney

744dSiddhartha Vaidyanathan at the SCG

A regal knock

Sachin Tendulkar's 154 was an expert innings from a batsman in control, someone who knew what the situation demanded

Day 1


'Blind men in white coats'

Day one of the New Year Test was marred by poor umpiring decisions, with India getting the worst of it. A selection of what the pundits and the papers had to say


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Symonds tells his side of the story

Andrew Symonds says he was surprised by the on-field incident that led to Harbhajan Singh being suspended for three Tests because there had been "no bad blood" in the series before that moment

744dBrydon Coverdale

Tour will go ahead - Sutherland

James Sutherland, the chief executive of Cricket Australia, is confident India's tour will continue as planned and he has called on Anil Kumble and Ricky Ponting to get together and sort out their differences in the next few days


'A dangerous precedent'

After several umpiring errors in the Sydney Test, an official protest from the Indian board saw the unprecedented step of an umpire, Steve Bucknor, being sacked from the next Test. A selection of the reactions that provoked.

840dDaniel Brettig

Ponting moves on from Monkeygate

Ricky Ponting, the former Australia captain, has buried the hatchet with the concerned players involved over the Monkeygate scandal of 2008, and has derided Cricket Australia over catering to the interests of the BCCI over the welfare of one of their play

744dSiddhartha Vaidyanathan at the SCG

'I didn't look at the scoreboard' - Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar admitted that he hadn't looked at the scoreboard when he was in the nineties, not wanting to think of missing out on a hundred yet again

744dSiddhartha Vaidyanathan in Sydney

Indian team rallies around Harbhajan

India's players have often been criticised for not standing up when it counted but on a day of high drama, they seemed to have done just that. They refused to leave Sydney until there was more clarity on the ban handed to Harbhajan Singh and decided to st

744dPeter English

McGrath backs former team-mates

Glenn McGrath has defended his former Australia team-mates against claims from Anil Kumble, the India captain, that they played outside the spirit of the game at the SCG

744dPeter English at the SCG

Lee looks forward to 'cracking finish'

Australia will face the most important session of the match on Saturday morning when they try to wrest back control after India took a 69-run first innings lead

1170dDaniel Brettig

'Collusion in 2008 Sydney Test racism case'

Australia and India were culpable in collusion "contrary to the spirit of cricket" in the 2008 Sydney Test "racism" incident, according to ICC appeals commissioner John Hansen, who heard the case in January 2008

744dNagraj Gollapudi at the SCG

Benaud honoured by bronze statue

Richie Benaud became the first of ten Australian sporting greats to have sculptures of themselves unveiled at the SCG

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Player referrals may help umpiring - Sutherland

In the wake of controversial umpiring decisions in the ongoing Sydney Test, Cricket Australia's chief executive James Sutherland has advocated more use of technology in the game

946dSiddhartha Vaidyanathan at the SCG

Will and grace

Grit combined with flair as Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman produced India's most uplifting day in the series

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Sydney aftermath was over the top - Gilchrist

Adam Gilchrist says the Australia team may have been affected by the reactions following the Sydney Test, and he has hit out strongly at the criticism directed towards the players

744dS Rajesh and HR Gopalakrishna

Laxman's hat-trick in Sydney

Stats highlights from the second day of the Sydney Test between Australia and India

744dPeter English at the SCG

'We're in a pretty good spot now' - Lee

Brett Lee was relieved Australia ended the day on a high by interrupting India's strong resistance with the important late wickets of Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman

India 4th innings Partnerships

1st3R DravidW Jaffer
2nd31R DravidVVS Laxman
3rd20SR TendulkarR Dravid
4th61SC GangulyR Dravid
5th0SC GangulyYuvraj Singh
6th22SC GangulyMS Dhoni
7th48A KumbleMS Dhoni
8th25A KumbleHarbhajan Singh
9th0A KumbleRP Singh
10th0A KumbleI Sharma