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4th Test, Nagpur, November 06 - 10, 2008, Australia tour of India
441 & 295
(T:382) 355 & 209

India won by 172 runs

Player Of The Match
8/215 & 4/143
Player Of The Series
15 wkts
India 1st Innings
Australia 1st Innings
India 2nd Innings
Australia 2nd Innings
Match Flow
India 1st Innings 
b Krejza66691149195.65
c †Haddin b Watson3353882062.26
c Katich b Krejza024000.00
lbw b Johnson10918827412057.97
c †Haddin b Krejza641411935045.39
c Clarke b Krejza851532208155.55
b Krejza56971584057.73
not out 1824404075.00
b Krejza11625006.25
b Krejza011000.00
c Katich b Krejza079000.00
Extras(b 4, lb 2, nb 2, w 1)9
TOTAL124.5 Ov (RR: 3.53, 568 Mins)441
Fall of wickets: 1-98 (Murali Vijay, 17.5 ov), 2-99 (Rahul Dravid, 18.4 ov), 3-116 (Virender Sehwag, 22.3 ov), 4-262 (VVS Laxman, 68.4 ov), 5-303 (Sachin Tendulkar, 82.5 ov), 6-422 (MS Dhoni, 116.4 ov), 7-423 (Sourav Ganguly, 116.6 ov), 8-437 (Zaheer Khan, 122.3 ov), 9-437 (Amit Mishra, 122.4 ov), 10-441 (Ishant Sharma, 124.5 ov)
82.5 to SR Tendulkar, Tendulkar is on his bike. Trapped in front by Johnson. Out for 109. It landed on the leg and middle line on a length and moved towards middle, Tendulkar was caught on the shuffle and pushed outside the line. It would have taken out the middle stump. Fine innings, with a touch of luck at the end, comes to an end. The new ball has worked. he had slowed down after his ton; perhaps, he was playing for the stumps, or for the new ball or just tired.. 303/5
17.5 to M Vijay, And he is gone now. Watto strikes. Vijay is done in by the lifting delivery. It climbed shoulder high around the off stump, Vijay is a touch squared up as he tries to defend and gets a thin nick behind. He is obviously unhappy and trudges off disappointed. And sehwag gets close and pats him on the helmet.. 98/1
18.4 to R Dravid, Dravid continues to run dry. Gone for a duck. Jason Krejza gets his first wicket. It was quite a regulation off break. It turned in slightly from outside off stump and some extra bounce and Dravid jabbed it to short leg. His poor run continues. Congrats Jason. Enter SRT.. 99/2
22.3 to V Sehwag, And Krejza gets the biggie: Sehwag is bowled. It turned in from outside off stump, Sehwag went back to try play a late cut and edged it on to his off stump. Jason Krejza has his second wicket. VVS walks in to bat in his 100th Test.. 116/3
68.4 to VVS Laxman, Krejza has got another wicket. Laxman falls to a faulty stroke. He backed to the legside, trying to create room for the cut but it turned in more than he thought and he was cramped for room. And nicked it over the middle stump and Haddin clung on. Well done Jason. Ganguly walks in for his last Test match. Drinks break.. 262/4
116.4 to MS Dhoni, And Jason gets another wicket. No 4. What a strange little Test for him. Dhoni moved towards middle and off and tried to paddle a delivery turning in towards leg. He missed and the ball hit the leg stump. The 119-run partnership has come to an end.. 422/6
116.6 to SC Ganguly, And Jason gets his five-for! Super moment for the debutant and the Aussies crowd him. It turned from outside the leg stump and Ganguly pushed at it and got a thick edge. Clarke, at first slip, flung himself to his left to take a very sharp catch. Jason is da maan. Fine innings from Ganguly, though. He looked so solid and serene. Fab knock. Pity he didn't get the ton. Will he get another chance in this Test or have we have seen his last Test innings here?. 423/7
122.3 to Z Khan, Wah! Wicket no 6. What a bitter-sweet debut! It was well-flighted delivery outside off stump into the rough and Zaheer Khan went for the big drive and edged it on to the stumps.. 437/8
122.4 to A Mishra, Would you believe it? Krejza takes another one. On a hattrick now. It landed outside off and went on straight, without too much spin, went with the angle and the batsman pushed inside the line. Death knell. THe off stump was pegged back. 437/9
124.5 to I Sharma, What a memorable debut for Jason Krejza. The European combo of Jason Krejza and Katich has combined here well to get Krejza his eight wicket. Super duper. Ishant flicked it to the right of Katich, at short leg, and he takes a good sharp juggling catch. Krejza won't forget Nagpur, Indians will always remember him and his bizarre debut. Runs and wickets. Arthur Mailey, the former Aussie legspinner, would have been proud. Congrats Jason.. 441/10
Australia 1st Innings 
run out (Vijay)1626303061.53
lbw b Khan1021893049053.96
b Harbhajan Singh2441453058.53
run out (Vijay/†Dhoni)902293158039.30
c †Dhoni b Sharma844581018.18
b Harbhajan Singh22236009.09
c Dravid b Mishra2880943035.00
c Sehwag b Harbhajan Singh461331624034.58
lbw b Sharma521400023.80
c Khan b Mishra525410020.00
not out 1450025.00
Extras(b 12, lb 3, nb 6, w 2, pen 5)28
TOTAL134.4 Ov (RR: 2.63, 570 Mins)355
Fall of wickets: 1-32 (Matthew Hayden, 6.5 ov), 2-74 (Ricky Ponting, 17.1 ov), 3-229 (Simon Katich, 70.6 ov), 4-255 (Michael Clarke, 84.4 ov), 5-265 (Michael Hussey, 89.5 ov), 6-266 (Shane Watson, 91.4 ov), 7-318 (Brad Haddin, 115.5 ov), 8-333 (Jason Krejza, 126.1 ov), 9-352 (Cameron White, 133.2 ov), 10-355 (Mitchell Johnson, 134.4 ov)
70.6 to SM Katich, And gets him lbw with the reverse swinging yorker. It dipped in late with the shiny side, Katich couldn't get his bat down in time and was hit on the boot. Hawk eye suggests it would have clipped the leg stump. Fine hundred from Kato, though.. 229/3
17.1 to RT Ponting, Harbhajan has taken out Ponting. Wicket no 300 for Bhaji. It landed outside off stump on a length. Ponting shaped to cut it but was stunned as the ball turned in, cramped him and hit the top of the off stump. This is the tenth time he has dismissed Ricky. This is the first time he has bowled Ponting and It was Harbhajan 200th wicket in India.. 74/2
91.4 to SR Watson, Harbhajan gets Watson with the over spin. It turned in and Watson tried to defend with soft hands but the ball rolled back, hit his arm, and bounded to the off stump. Bit like how Javagal Srinath got out to Saqlain in that famous Chennai Test in 1999. Triple strike and Australia are reeling. The Indians attacked after Katich's wicket and they are now really squeezing the Aussies.. 266/6
133.2 to CL White, He has holed out to Sehwag at long-on. White was looking to up the ante but was beaten in the flight this time. He ended up scooping it straight to the fielder. Well played 46, though.. 352/9
84.4 to MJ Clarke, Done in by a beauty. 136.9 kmph hitting the length on the off stump line, the shiny side outside and it shaped away, Clarke is turned inside out and gets a thin nick on the prod. Gone!. 255/4
126.1 to JJ Krejza, Traps Jason in front with the nip-backer. It swung in and seamed in, Krejza thrust his front foot out, his bat was nowhere in the picture, late on the defensive prod and was struck in front. Ishant troubled him in the last over but didn't get his line right. Got it now and collects a wicket.. 333/8
115.5 to BJ Haddin, And he is gone now! Again choosing to pad it away but doesn't get the front leg across well and the ball turned in from the rough outside leg stump, turned past the front pad, and hit the bat held limply and went straight to Dravid at first slip. Catch no 178 for Dravid. He needs three more to equal Mark Waugh. 318/7
134.4 to MG Johnson, And India take an 86-run lead. Johnson came down the track and lifted straight to Zaheer at long-on.. 355/10
India 2nd Innings 
c †Haddin b Lee9210716310185.98
lbw b Watson41811285050.61
c †Haddin b Watson317200017.64
run out (White/†Haddin)1255901021.81
b Krejza434620011.76
c & b Krejza011000.00
c Hussey b Krejza55811174067.90
b Watson52941215055.31
c †Haddin b Krejza611101054.54
b Watson78141087.50
not out 1990011.11
Extras(b 6, lb 3, nb 2, w 6, pen 5)22
TOTAL82.4 Ov (RR: 3.56, 373 Mins)295
Fall of wickets: 1-116 (Murali Vijay, 28.2 ov), 2-132 (Rahul Dravid, 32.5 ov), 3-142 (Virender Sehwag, 35.1 ov), 4-163 (VVS Laxman, 47.1 ov), 5-163 (Sourav Ganguly, 47.2 ov), 6-166 (Sachin Tendulkar, 49.5 ov), 7-274 (MS Dhoni, 77.1 ov), 8-286 (Zaheer Khan, 79.2 ov), 9-288 (Harbhajan Singh, 80.1 ov), 10-295 (Amit Mishra, 82.4 ov)
35.1 to V Sehwag, Lee strikes first ball, strangling Sehwag down the leg side. Fab catch from Haddin. It was short in length and down the leg side, Sehwag went for the glance but got a thin edge and Haddin dives with both hands to take a good catch. Bit of a unlucky dismissal, it was around his hips and the glance was there to be played but he just didn't connect well. Fine innings from him.. 142/3
47.1 to VVS Laxman, Jason Krejza you beauty! A ripper. It was well flighted into the rough outside off and it turned in. Laxman stretched across to defend and edged it to the leg stump.. 163/4
47.2 to SC Ganguly, And he is out for a duck in his last innings just like Bradman. Krejza is on the hattrick again. From round the stumps, flighted on the leg stump line, sucking Ganguly to play across the line and getting a leading edge back to him. Krejza dived forward to hold the catch. What a moment for Jason. And what a tragedy for Dada. Well .. Bradman was out for a duck too. So can't be that bad. A super career has come to an end. Hundred on debut, golden duck in the end .. a rainbow in between. Dada, the most fascinating modern Indian cricketer, has played his last innings.. 163/5
77.1 to MS Dhoni, Jason Krejza has taken out Dhoni. It was flighted full outside off stump, and Dhoni went for the sweep, edged it on to his boot, and it popped up close on the off side. Hussey moved quickly from silly point and took a fine diving catch. Dhoni waited a short while to get confirmation from the umpire. But a fine innings from the skipper. India lead by 360. 274/7
79.2 to Z Khan, Krejza's "crazy" debut continues.Zaheer went for the sweep, gloved it behind, haddin got his left hand out and tapped the ball to the off side, swung around, took a step and flung himself to take the catch. Super effort. And the drama continues.. 286/8
28.2 to M Vijay, And Watto gets his man. It was full and swinging in with the shiny side, Vijay presses his front foot across, can't get his bat around in time and it strikes the pad. Hawk eye suggests it would have clipped the outside of the leg stump.. 116/1
32.5 to R Dravid, And Dravid is out for 3. The awful form continues. Watto strikes with a lovely delivery. With the shiny side outside this time, he got the ball to leave late and Dravid was caught on the lunge. Fatal poke.. 132/2
80.1 to Harbhajan Singh, Watto has cleaned up Harbhajan. This one came in late, from well outside off and went through the bat and pad gap to knock back the off stump. If only Watson had bowled earlier. The slow over rate has come back to bite the Australians. And how. Harbhajan walks back after a very valuable knock.. 288/9
82.4 to A Mishra, And he does it this time. Fuller, moving in late and Mishra gets the inside edge and drags it to the stumps. Very fine spell from Watson.. 295/10
Australia 2nd Innings (T: 382 runs)
lbw b Harbhajan Singh77931598182.79
c †Dhoni b Sharma16163030100.00
run out (Mishra)86720133.33
c †Dhoni b Sharma2230503073.33
c Dravid b Mishra1930622063.33
c †Dhoni b Harbhajan Singh934450026.47
c Tendulkar b Mishra410130040.00
not out 2649733053.06
st †Dhoni b Mishra417180023.52
c Vijay b Harbhajan Singh035000.00
lbw b Harbhajan Singh1116221068.75
Extras(b 6, lb 1, nb 2, w 4)13
TOTAL50.2 Ov (RR: 4.15, 247 Mins)209
Fall of wickets: 1-29 (Simon Katich, 5.4 ov), 2-37 (Ricky Ponting, 6.6 ov), 3-82 (Michael Clarke, 15.5 ov), 4-150 (Michael Hussey, 28.4 ov), 5-154 (Matthew Hayden, 29.2 ov), 6-161 (Brad Haddin, 32.4 ov), 7-178 (Shane Watson, 38.4 ov), 8-190 (Jason Krejza, 43.5 ov), 9-191 (Brett Lee, 44.4 ov), 10-209 (Mitchell Johnson, 50.2 ov)
5.4 to SM Katich, Katich goes swinging across the line. He fetched it from outside off and went for the hoick across the line but got the top edge and Dhoni ran forward, got under the swirling ball and took it even as he stumbled a bit.. 29/1
15.5 to MJ Clarke, And Clarke is gone! A beauty from Ishant. Deja-vu for Clarke. It landed on a length and shaped away, sucking the leaden footed Clarke into a fatal poke. A unwell Clarke, promoted ahead of Hussey, departs with his runner Katich. Australia slip further but the big Matt is still there. Hope floats.. 82/3
29.2 to ML Hayden, One more twist in the tale. Hayden is trapped in front by Harbhajan. Caught plumb in front. Hayden walked across towards the off stump, Harbhajan slowed up the pace, flighted it on the middle and off and it went towards the middle, Hayden was caught on the shuffle and struck on the pad in front. Gone! Advantage India. What a huge blow this. Hayden was playing so well, so dominating and it was really thrilling to watch. But he is gone now. Game has turned on its head.. 154/5
38.4 to SR Watson, Another one is back in the hutch. Watson perishes on the back foot. He went back tried to cut it late but the ball bounced a bit more, got the edge and Dhoni doesn't make any mistake this time. Indians have both hands now on that Border Gavaskar Trophy. 178/7
44.4 to B Lee, Just one more wicket left now. Lee lunges forward, the ball kicks up even as it turns in and one of those bat-pad catches that you have seen thousand times in Indian conditions. Lunge. unsure poke. panic. Bat and pad. Celebration at short leg.. 191/9
50.2 to MG Johnson, And the doosra does the trick. Game over. India have won the Border Gavaskar Trophy. Fabulous win. Johnson didn't pick it up, shouldered arms and the ball turned in to hit him on the pad. Hawk eye suggests it would have missed the off stump. The Indian players converge to celebrate in a huddle of joy. Dhoni had asked Ganguly to lead the team for the last few overs. In the last Test, he had lifted Kumble on his shoulder as they went around the stadium. Meanwhile, in the here and now, Dravid puts his hand over Ganguly's shoulder.. 209/10
28.4 to MEK Hussey, But Mishy gets his man now. Terrific delivery. Topspinner from round the stumps that bounced outside off, Hussey stabbed a dolly to Dravid who takes it. India come back after the Hayden assault. Mishra has struck in his first over. What a game, always seesawing either way. Test cricket at its very best.. 150/4
32.4 to BJ Haddin, The wheels are coming off. Haddin chips down the track but can't clear Tendulkar at mid-on. The ball dipped rapidly on him, nice little delivery from Mishra. The noose gets tighter and tighter. It's Tendulkar 100th Test catch.. 161/6
43.5 to JJ Krejza, Mishra strikes again with a flighted legbreak. Krejza left the castle and went for the big swing to long-on, the ball dipped, and turned past him. Dhoni did the rest. Australia have lost eight wickets. That trophy is moving towards the Indian dressing room.. 190/8
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Thu, 06 Nov - day 1 - India 1st innings 311/5 (Sourav Ganguly 27*, MS Dhoni 4*, 87 ov)
Fri, 07 Nov - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 189/2 (Simon Katich 92*, Michael Hussey 45*, 49 ov)
Sat, 08 Nov - day 3 - India 2nd innings 0/0 (Virender Sehwag 0*, Murali Vijay 0*, 1 ov)
Sun, 09 Nov - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 13/0 (Matthew Hayden 5*, Simon Katich 8*, 1.3 ov)
Mon, 10 Nov - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 209 (50.2 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • Australia: 50 runs in 9.3 overs (58 balls), Extras 1
  • Drinks: Australia - 65/2 in 12.0 overs (ML Hayden 26, MJ Clarke 14)
  • Australia: 100 runs in 19.5 overs (123 balls), Extras 4
  • Lunch: Australia - 111/3 in 23.0 overs (ML Hayden 46, MEK Hussey 14)
  • ML Hayden: 50 off 73 balls (5 x 4)
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 67 balls (ML Hayden 24, MEK Hussey 18, Ex 9)
  • Australia: 150 runs in 28.2 overs (175 balls), Extras 12
  • Drinks: Australia - 168/6 in 36.0 overs (SR Watson 6, CL White 4)
  • Australia: 200 runs in 48.3 overs (297 balls), Extras 13
Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Jamtha, Nagpur
TossIndia, elected to bat first
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Player Of The Series
Series resultIndia won the 4-match series 2-0
Match numberTest no. 1892
Hours of play (local time)09.30 start, Lunch 11.30-12.10, Tea 14.10-14.30, Close 16.30
Match days6,7,8,9,10 November 2008 - day (5-day match)
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