RESULT
1st Test, Mohali, October 01 - 05, 2010, Australia tour of India [Sep-Oct 2010]
428 & 192
(T:216) 405 & 216/9

India won by 1 wicket

Player Of The Match
5/94 & 3/43
zaheer-khan
Australia 1st Innings
India 1st Innings
Australia 2nd Innings
India 2nd Innings
Match Details
Australia 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Shane Watson c Gambhir b Harbhajan Singh12633846110037.27
Simon Katich lbw b Khan612211050.00
Ricky Ponting (c)run out (Raina)7112415410057.25
Michael Clarke c Dravid b Harbhajan Singh1439472035.89
Michael Hussey lbw b Khan17761040022.36
Marcus North  b Khan068000.00
Tim Paine c Laxman b Khan9219629412046.93
Mitchell Johnson c †Dhoni b Khan4766915371.21
Nathan Hauritz c Gambhir b Harbhajan Singh921181042.85
Ben Hilfenhaus not out 2038702152.63
Doug Bollinger c Sharma b Ojha076000.00
Extras(b 4, lb 9, nb 13)26
TOTAL151.4 Ov (RR: 2.82, 646 Mts)428
Fall of wickets: 1-13 (Simon Katich, 4.2 ov), 2-154 (Ricky Ponting, 41.4 ov), 3-172 (Michael Clarke, 53.6 ov), 4-218 (Michael Hussey, 82.3 ov), 5-222 (Marcus North, 84.3 ov), 6-275 (Shane Watson, 111.1 ov), 7-357 (Mitchell Johnson, 133.1 ov), 8-373 (Nathan Hauritz, 137.3 ov), 9-427 (Tim Paine, 150.2 ov), 10-428 (Doug Bollinger, 151.4 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Zaheer Khan3079453.1313613001
4.2 to SM Katich, Zaheer has nailed Katich and India have a wicket here. Good variation from Zaheer, he has been moving them away most of the time, but he gets this one to duck into Katich, who is caught on the move as he shuffles across and looks to work it to the leg side. Hits him in front of off and it was crashing into middle and leg.. 13/1
82.3 to MEK Hussey, Zaheer has sent Hussey back! Definite reverse swing, this time the other way - it shapes back into Hussey from outside off and defeats his forward prod. Thuds into the pads in front of middle. Was it going down the leg? We will find soon, but Hussey is on the way back. Replays suggest it would have clipped leg stump. 218/4
84.3 to MJ North, Zaheer has prised out another left hander! This one ducks in from a length outside off, North let it go, rather daring call that. Zaheer thought it missed the stumps and threws his arms up in frustration. But the off bail was knocked back. No one saw it, but Dhoni did. And eventually so did Zaheer. The frown turned into a smile and North was on his way back.. 222/5
133.1 to MG Johnson, the drinks do the trick! Zaheer lets out a roar after sending Johnson out with a neat delivery short of a length outside off stump. Not much movement there, Johnson was playing off the backfoot and got a thin nick as he fished away from the body. Dhoni pouches this one.. 357/7
150.2 to TD Paine, now that's a catch! And Zaheer has his tenth five-wicket haul. He angled the ball across the right-hander with an upright seam, pitched on a good length in line with the stumps and got it to shape away. Paine pushed forward at it and the ball flew quickly and low off the outside edge towards second slip where Laxman dived forward and to his left to catch it moments before it hit the ground. 427/9
Ishant Sharma11.417106.084590010
Pragyan Ojha51.41611312.182499302
151.4 to DE Bollinger, caught at long-on. Bollinger goes after Ojha and skies the slog towards long-on where Ishant runs in from the boundary and takes the catch as he's sliding on the grass. That looked extremely good from Ishant but replays show the ball nearly burst through his fingers. Ojha finally has a wicket in his 52nd over.. 428/10
Harbhajan Singh491211432.3222810100
53.6 to MJ Clarke, catch no. 197 for Dravid. Clarke went back to play the square cut to one that pitched outside off and spun back into the right-hander, he edged it from off stump and Dravid held on to a sharp, low chance at first slip. 172/3
111.1 to SR Watson, caught! Harbhajan flights the ball outside off stump and gets it to bounce and turn a little into the right-hander, Watson lunges forward to defend but gets an inside edge on to pad, the ball bobs up off the pad towards short leg where Gambhir dives forward and to his right to catch it with two hand hands. 275/6
137.3 to NM Hauritz, Gambhir has taken a smart catch at short leg and Hauritz is on his way. Regulation offspinner turns into Hauritz from off stump and he looks to work it off the pads with the turn. Gambhir stayed low and pocketed it, off the middle of the bat into his hands. Good anticipation and presence of mind. Harbhajan has three.. 373/8
Virender Sehwag9.212302.46402000
India 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Gautam Gambhir lbw b Johnson2541642060.97
Virender Sehwag c Clarke b Johnson595494100109.25
Rahul Dravid c †Paine b Bollinger7713420512057.46
Ishant Sharma  b Bollinger1856733032.14
Sachin Tendulkar lbw b North9818925113051.85
Suresh Raina lbw b Johnson8612820814067.18
MS Dhoni (c)†c Watson b Johnson1428251150.00
Harbhajan Singh c †Paine b Johnson012000.00
Zaheer Khan  b Hauritz613201046.15
VVS Laxman c Clarke b Hauritz23100066.66
Pragyan Ojha not out 034000.00
Extras(b 5, lb 13, nb 1, w 1)20
TOTAL108.1 Ov (RR: 3.74, 487 Mts)405
Fall of wickets: 1-81 (Gautam Gambhir, 13.2 ov), 2-106 (Virender Sehwag, 19.3 ov), 3-151 (Ishant Sharma, 37.3 ov), 4-230 (Rahul Dravid, 61.5 ov), 5-354 (Sachin Tendulkar, 95.3 ov), 6-382 (MS Dhoni, 101.5 ov), 7-382 (Harbhajan Singh, 101.6 ov), 8-399 (Zaheer Khan, 106.4 ov), 9-401 (Suresh Raina, 107.3 ov), 10-405 (VVS Laxman, 108.1 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Ben Hilfenhaus25210004.0010315001
Doug Bollinger1624923.06748000
37.3 to I Sharma, Ishant has lost his off stump! And he didn't offer a shot there! He looks bemused. Dougie pumps his fist. It landed on a length around off and middle, landed on the seam and moved towards the off stump. Ishant shouldered arms. Death rattle! Clatter!. 151/3
61.5 to R Dravid, Dougie strikes! Rahul is gone! It was the length delivery that slanted away from Rahul who reached out for it, bat away from the body, and got the edge. It was the regular left-armer's dismissal. Angle it away and hope the batsman stabs away from the body. Nick and gone!. 230/4
Mitchell Johnson2056453.20889000
13.2 to G Gambhir, Johnson has got Gambhir. That one held its line and Gambhir's backlift as he played from the backfoot, was from the slips instead of from behind the back. Raps him high on the pads, before the bat can come across, and it would have headed into middle and leg. Umpire Gould raises his finger high in a trice. Gambhir was not happy with the decision.. 81/1
19.3 to V Sehwag, Johnson has nipped out Sehwag who has looked loose in the last few minutes. Huge wicket this. Short ball angling across from leg to off, Sehwag looks to work it to the leg side and gets a leading edge that lobs up into the covers for a simple catch.. 106/2
101.5 to MS Dhoni, Edged and it appears as if it was just short of Watson at first slip.Or was it a clean catch? The fielders aren't sure whether it carried. The umpires have a chat. It appeared as if it was short. Let's see. They go up stairs to the third umpire. And the verdict is that it;s out!.Replays:The fingers were on the ground and the tv ump reckons it landed on the fingers and went into the palms. This one will be debated in the pubs later I am sure. Some would say it landed on the fingers and rolled on to the palm and hence that's out. The replays does give that impression. Some might say it's an illusion created by that angle and it landed just short.. 382/6
101.6 to Harbhajan Singh, Laxman is still suffering from the bad back and India's back is giving way here. Two in two for Mitch. A full delivery that slants away from Harbhajan who has a lame and fatal poke at it. Edge and gone! Aussies roar!. 382/7
107.3 to SK Raina, Nailed! Entertaining innings ends. And that's Mitch's five-for. It landed back of length and skidded towards the leg and middle line. Raina was caught at the crease and wafted across the line. The ball kept a touch low as it skidded on and hit him. It would have taken out the leg stump. The predictive eye of broadcasters says it would have hit the middle in fact.. 401/9
Nathan Hauritz29.1411623.9712216110
106.4 to Z Khan, Clatter! Zaheer goes for the big slog sweep and has missed it completely. It was a well-flighted delivery and it broke back in to the hit the middle stump. Even as SMG fumes and rants at how "unnecessary" a shot that was with a batsman at the other end ... the networks in India have gone to ad breaks. Oh well!. 399/8
108.1 to VVS Laxman, And it's all over. It was flighted outside off stump and a Laxman, with the bad back, is unable to stretch forward properly in defense. And the ball didn't turn back in. It almost went on straight and went of the edge to first slip.. 405/10
Shane Watson601903.16283000
Marcus North1233913.25515000
95.3 to SR Tendulkar, Marcus has nailed Sachin. The crowd is stunned. Caught him right in front of the stumps and it would have hit the leg stump. It turned in from the off stump line, Tendulkar had a lazy waft across the line, he was walking when he played that shot, looking for a single to the square-leg region but missed it completely. Trapped in front. It would have hit the leg stump. Fine innings but its over now. Who will come out to bat next?. 354/5
Australia 2nd Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Shane Watson  b Sharma5659897194.91
Simon Katich c †Dhoni b Ojha371182042031.35
Ricky Ponting (c)c Raina b Sharma44410100.00
Michael Clarke c †Dhoni b Sharma49100044.44
Michael Hussey lbw b Harbhajan Singh28721213038.88
Marcus North c sub (CA Pujara) b Harbhajan Singh1033361030.30
Tim Paine c sub (CA Pujara) b Ojha912132075.00
Mitchell Johnson c †Dhoni b Khan37120042.85
Nathan Hauritz  b Khan915280060.00
Ben Hilfenhaus  b Khan629360020.68
Doug Bollinger not out 512150041.66
Extras(b 12, lb 4, nb 5)21
TOTAL60.5 Ov (RR: 3.15, 292 Mts)192
Fall of wickets: 1-87 (Shane Watson, 18.1 ov), 2-91 (Ricky Ponting, 18.5 ov), 3-96 (Michael Clarke, 20.5 ov), 4-138 (Simon Katich, 40.3 ov), 5-154 (Michael Hussey, 47.1 ov), 6-165 (Marcus North, 49.5 ov), 7-165 (Tim Paine, 50.3 ov), 8-170 (Mitchell Johnson, 52.2 ov), 9-183 (Nathan Hauritz, 56.6 ov), 10-192 (Ben Hilfenhaus, 60.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Zaheer Khan11.514333.63474000
52.2 to MG Johnson, Johnson was caught in two minds- whether to play or leave it and he chose very late to leave it. Too late. The shiny side was outside and it wobbled away after landing on a length outside off stump. Mitch tried to withdraw his bat very late and the ball ran of the face of the bat to Dhoni.. 170/8
56.6 to NM Hauritz, What a magical delivery! Too good for any one that. Zaheer roars. It came in from that round-the-stumps angle, landed on the middle and off line and reversed away to knock out the off stump. Hauritz was looking to tap it to the on side and had no defense against that reversing gem.. 183/9
60.5 to BW Hilfenhaus, Yorked! Wicket no 250. It crashed into the middle stump; Hilfy couldn't get his bat down in time. Zaheer has a look at the batsman, smiles gently, walks away, spread his arms and roars. No 250 and he leads the team off the field. Zaheer khan is the fifth Indian bowler to reach the 250 wicket mark.. 192/10
Ishant Sharma923433.77404005
18.1 to SR Watson, It was short and wide and there to be hit. Watson opted for the pull shot but ended up dragging it of the inner edge and on to his stumps. A good innings but its over now. He has provided Australia with a platform. Can the rest make use of it?. 87/1
18.5 to RT Ponting, Double strike! They had a man at backward square-leg and would you believe it Ponting has pulled straight to him. It was the short ball on the off and middle line, Ponting went for the pull but dragged it low towards Suresh who leaned forward to take a good low catch at backward square-leg.. 91/2
20.5 to MJ Clarke, Clarke is gone and it's not a no ball this time. And what a delivery that. What a nasty awkward lifter. Suddenly, the game has swung around. Suddenly, Ishant has changed things around. Suddenly, the Aussies are on the back foot. It was a sharp bouncer and Clarke went blind: he shut his eyes, yanked his head away and offered his bat as an ungainly face shield. Mistake. The ball flew up, hit the glove, rammed into the shoulder and popped up behind. Clarke quietly turned and walked. The crowd roar.. 96/3
Harbhajan Singh2374021.731072000
47.1 to MEK Hussey, Did it pitch outside leg? Yep it did. Well outside leg in fact. It was delivered from over the wicket. This pitched outside leg and turned in. Hussey was shaping to paddle it and was struck in front. Given out lbw. The game hurtles on towards a potentially thrilling finale. 154/5
49.5 to MJ North, Was there an edge or was it solely bat hitting the front toe? North has been struggling throughout his stay and his misery ends now. It landed on the leg and middle line and straightened. North leaned forward to defend but appeared to have got a thin edge on to his pad. The ball popped up to silly point and Harbhajan is elated. I was wondering whether it was given out lbw or as a catch. Replays suggest that there was a thin nick on it. Or may be not! One more replay in now and it shows that the bat hit the front toe. Was there some bat on ball? Hope we get a snickometer replay. And it's tea break now.. 165/6
Pragyan Ojha1715923.47716100
40.3 to SM Katich, That change in angle has done the trick. It was from round the stumps, landed outside off stump and turned in a bit. Katich pushed inside the line and got the edge. Ojha is delighted. He has been very accurate, he has induced claustrophobia and finally, now, he has taken a wicket in this innings.. 138/4
50.3 to TD Paine, Pujara takes a sharp catch at silly point. It turned from the middle and off line and Paine shaped to defend. The ball clipped the outer edge and went towards Pujara's boots. Pujara was in fact rising up and moving to his right but somehow managed to get down quickly to grab it with both hands.. 165/7
India 2nd Innings (T: 216 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Gautam Gambhir lbw b Hilfenhaus043000.00
Virender Sehwag c Hussey b Hilfenhaus1723632073.91
Rahul Dravid c †Paine b Bollinger1328343046.42
Sachin Tendulkar c Hussey b Bollinger38641065059.37
Suresh Raina c North b Hilfenhaus036000.00
Zaheer Khan c Clarke b Hauritz1034431029.41
VVS Laxman not out 73791828092.40
MS Dhoni (c)†run out (Hilfenhaus)214190014.28
Harbhajan Singh c Ponting b Bollinger22100100.00
Ishant Sharma lbw b Hilfenhaus31921065033.69
Pragyan Ojha not out 510190050.00
Extras(b 10, lb 8, nb 1, w 6)25
TOTAL58.4 Ov (RR: 3.68, 300 Mts)216/9
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Gautam Gambhir, 0.4 ov), 2-31 (Rahul Dravid, 7.4 ov), 3-48 (Virender Sehwag, 11.5 ov), 4-48 (Suresh Raina, 13.2 ov), 5-76 (Zaheer Khan, 23.5 ov), 6-119 (Sachin Tendulkar, 29.6 ov), 7-122 (MS Dhoni, 33.2 ov), 8-124 (Harbhajan Singh, 33.4 ov), 9-205 (Ishant Sharma, 55.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Ben Hilfenhaus1935743.00897011
0.4 to G Gambhir, Given out lbw! There was a big inside edge. And it hit him outside off. It was a length delivery straightening outside off stump, Gambhir leaned forward to defend and it struck the inside edge and hit his pad. Gambhir is not happy as he walks off.. 0/1
11.5 to V Sehwag, The Australians explode in joy. They all get into a celebratory huddle. It was banged in short again but this one was chest-high and around the off stump. Sehwag just opened the bat-face and guided it softly to gully! He usually upper cuts them but has been circumspect today. And he is gone now. What a moment this. Tendulkar stands alone in the middle.. 48/3
13.2 to SK Raina, It wouldn't surprise many that Raina has been bounced out. He hopped to get on top of the chest-high bouncer but could only poke it to slips. Gone! It was a surprise that they didn't bounce that many at him in the first innings. They have corrected it this time. Australia are on the kill here. They are hustling the Indians. Tendulkar is still out there.Zaheer Khan walks out. 48/4
55.2 to I Sharma, Game on a knife's edge now. Last man walks out. That's the wicket Australia was looking for! Ishant's long brave patient vigil is over. It was the lovely slower one, off cutter on the middle and leg line and full in length. Ishant drives but outside the line. The ball lands and turns towards the leg stump. Got to see the replays: It looks as if it would have missed the leg stump. Replays show that that ball would have comfortably missed the leg stump! oh well... 205/9
Doug Bollinger803234.00335010
7.4 to R Dravid, Bollinger nails Rahul Dravid. Again. It was a full-length delivery well outside off and Rahul lunged across to defend, bat away from the body and got a thin edge. Dravid stands there for a while before he turns back and walks away. Must be disappointment at the losing his wicket and pushing so far away from the body as there was an edge. India wobbling at 31 for 2. Sehwag is still out there.. 31/2
29.6 to SR Tendulkar, And ladies and gentleman, that's the end of Tendulkar. The Aussies roar in joy. Big moment this. It was the short delivery around the off stump, there was not much room for a square-cut but Tendulkar was thinking about the upper cut. He arched back, tried to create some room and went for the upper cut. The ball flew to left of gully where Hussey held on to a sharp catch. Tendulkar knew positive intent is the way to go today and tried to put his plan into action. It just wasn't his day today. VVS Laxman is still there of course.. 119/6
33.4 to Harbhajan Singh, Another one gone. Australia close in! It could be all over in the first session itself. It was the short delivery that kicked up just below chest-high. Harbhajan had got his arms up before he decided to take the bat out of the way. Too late. The ball flew in, rammed into the gloves and popped up to the slip cordon.. 124/8
Mitchell Johnson16.425003.00725000
Nathan Hauritz914515.00326000
23.5 to Z Khan, Hauritz has taken out Zaheer with a straighter one. First strike on the final day. It landed outside off stump and didn't turn in. Zaheer was playing for the off break and pushed inside the line. The ball clipped the edge and went to first slip. And the pressure increases on India.. 76/5
Marcus North40802.00170000
Shane Watson20603.0091000
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MATCH DETAILS
Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
Series
Season2010/11
Player Of The Match
India
Zaheer Khan
Series resultIndia led the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 1972
Hours of play (local time)09.30 start, Lunch 11.30-12.10, Tea 14.10-14.30, Close 16.30
Match days1,2,3,4,5 October 2010 - day (5-day match)
Umpires
New Zealand
Billy Bowden
England
Ian Gould
TV Umpire
India
Sanjay Hazare
Reserve Umpire
India
Subrat Das
Match Referee
England
Chris Broad
CLOSE OF PLAY
Fri, 01 Oct - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 224/5 (Shane Watson 101*, Tim Paine 1*, 90 ov)
Sat, 02 Oct - day 2 - India 1st innings 110/2 (Rahul Dravid 21*, Ishant Sharma 0*, 21 ov)
Sun, 03 Oct - day 3 - India 1st innings 405
Mon, 04 Oct - day 4 - India 2nd innings 55/4 (Sachin Tendulkar 10*, Zaheer Khan 5*, 17 ov)
Tue, 05 Oct - day 5 - India 2nd innings 216/9 (58.4 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • India: 100 runs in 26.6 overs (164 balls), Extras 11
  • Drinks: India - 119/6 in 30.0 overs (VVS Laxman 24)
  • India: 150 runs in 38.5 overs (236 balls), Extras 18
  • Lunch: India - 162/8 in 42.0 overs (VVS Laxman 48, I Sharma 14)
  • VVS Laxman: 50 off 48 balls (7 x 4)
  • 9th Wicket: 50 runs in 68 balls (VVS Laxman 28, I Sharma 20, Ex 2)
  • India: 200 runs in 52.1 overs (316 balls), Extras 23
  • Drinks: India - 204/8 in 55.0 overs (VVS Laxman 68, I Sharma 31)
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