RESULT
2nd Test, Sydney, January 02 - 06, 2008, India tour of Australia
463 & 401/7d
(T:333) 532 & 210

Australia won by 122 runs

Player Of The Match
162*, 61 & 3/51
andrew-symonds
Australia 1st Innings
India 1st Innings
Australia 2nd Innings
India 2nd Innings
Match Details
Australia 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Phil Jaques c †Dhoni b Singh0911000.00
Matthew Hayden c Tendulkar b Singh1326432050.00
Ricky Ponting (c)lbw b Harbhajan Singh55691289079.71
Michael Hussey c Tendulkar b Singh41791003051.89
Michael Clarke lbw b Harbhajan Singh14110025.00
Andrew Symonds not out 16222634418271.68
Adam Gilchrist c Tendulkar b Singh78141087.50
Brad Hogg c Dravid b Kumble7910214910077.45
Brett Lee lbw b Kumble5912113210048.76
Mitchell Johnson c Ganguly b Kumble2830295093.33
Stuart Clark lbw b Kumble045000.00
Extras(b 2, lb 9, nb 3, w 4)18
TOTAL112.3 Ov (RR: 4.11, 487 Mts)463
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Phil Jaques, 2.3 ov), 2-27 (Matthew Hayden, 8.4 ov), 3-119 (Ricky Ponting, 29.5 ov), 4-119 (Michael Hussey, 30.1 ov), 5-121 (Michael Clarke, 31.4 ov), 6-134 (Adam Gilchrist, 34.5 ov), 7-307 (Brad Hogg, 71.1 ov), 8-421 (Brett Lee, 102.5 ov), 9-461 (Mitchell Johnson, 110.6 ov), 10-463 (Stuart Clark, 112.3 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
RP Singh26312444.7610620011
2.3 to PA Jaques, and RP strikes! Huge bounce outside off, Jaques tries to square cut off the back foot and sends a huge nick instead through to Dhoni who pouches a straightforward catch at hip height. 0/1
8.4 to ML Hayden, another wicket for RP! A great catch at first slip, after Hayden is squared up, short of a length, and Tendulkar snaps well to his right - possibly should have been the keeper's, then. 27/2
30.1 to MEK Hussey, RP gets his third! He persists with the line just outside off stump, angling into Hussey and then straightening, Hussey plays it off the back foot and opens the face of the bat, the ball takes the edge and goes towards first slip where Tendulkar takes a low catch. 119/4
34.5 to AC Gilchrist, Tendulkar picks up his third catch! RP draws Gilchrist forward with his length and angle into the left-hander, the ball straightens off the pitch and takes the outside edge of Gilchrist's forward push, the edge flies low to first slip, it was dipping and Tendulkar had to dive forward to take the catch. 134/6
Ishant Sharma2338703.7810315032
Sourav Ganguly611302.16290000
Harbhajan Singh27310824.001078200
29.5 to RT Ponting, Harbhajan Singh gets Ponting again, he bowls the straighter one on off and middle stump, Ponting goes back and tries to work it on the leg side, he gets a massive inside edge on to the pad in front of middle stump but umpire Benson raises the finger this time. 119/3
31.4 to MJ Clarke, now that is plumb, absolutely plumb, Harbhajan Singh tosses the ball superbly on off stump, what was Clarke thinking when he moved forward and offered no shot, the ball hit the pad in front of off and middle stump and umpire Benson's finger goes up in a flash. 121/5
Anil Kumble25.3010644.159813000
71.1 to GB Hogg, caught! Kumble looks up at the sky in relief, Hogg tries to force the ball through the off side off the back foot, the ball bounces a bit more and takes the outside edge which flies towards first slip where Dravid remains alert despite all the runs that have flowed. 307/7
102.5 to B Lee, got him this time, the change has worked. A big step forward, the ball cut in from outside off and hit him on the pad. 421/8
110.6 to MG Johnson, gone this time, going with the spin and aiming for the pull shot six, picking out the man at deep midwicket instead and the end of a tidy cameo. 461/9
112.3 to SR Clark, nipped back in from the off stump and was hitting leg stump and Umpire Bucknor brings up the finger. 463/10
Sachin Tendulkar501402.80232000
India 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Wasim Jaffer  b Lee325270012.00
Rahul Dravid c Hayden b Johnson531602409033.12
VVS Laxman c Hussey b Hogg10914221818076.76
Sachin Tendulkar not out 15424342914163.37
Sourav Ganguly c Hussey b Hogg67781167185.89
Yuvraj Singh lbw b Lee1224362050.00
MS Dhoni c †Gilchrist b Lee213190015.38
Anil Kumble (c)c †Gilchrist b Lee25110040.00
Harbhajan Singh c Hussey b Johnson63921528068.47
RP Singh c †Gilchrist b Clark1322332059.09
Ishant Sharma c & b Lee2334445067.64
Extras(b 4, lb 13, nb 8, w 6)31
TOTAL138.2 Ov (RR: 3.84, 665 Mts)532
Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Wasim Jaffer, 6.4 ov), 2-183 (Rahul Dravid, 52.6 ov), 3-185 (VVS Laxman, 53.6 ov), 4-293 (Sourav Ganguly, 77.6 ov), 5-321 (Yuvraj Singh, 86.5 ov), 6-330 (MS Dhoni, 90.6 ov), 7-345 (Anil Kumble, 92.5 ov), 8-474 (Harbhajan Singh, 122.1 ov), 9-501 (RP Singh, 129.3 ov), 10-532 (Ishant Sharma, 138.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Brett Lee32.2511953.6814117007
6.4 to W Jaffer, bowled him! That was sheer pace from Brett Lee, 146.7 kph. The yorker angled into Jaffer before swinging a shade away from the bat and crashing into the base of off stump, Jaffer was beaten for pace and the outswing made that virtually unplayable, Lee planned that well - following up several short balls with the yorker. 8/1
86.5 to Yuvraj Singh, plumb as you like that one, low and straight, trapping him on the back foot, Hawk Eye reckons that would have taken off stump about two-thirds up. 321/5
90.6 to MS Dhoni, and he's edged the extra ball! Lee pitches the ball on a good length outside off stump, Dhoni hardly moves his feet as he pushes at the ball, the thick edge flies through to Gilchrist who takes it comfortably to register his 400th dismissal in Tests, he's the second wicketkeeper after Boucher to reach that landmark. 330/6
92.5 to A Kumble, Gilchrist takes another one! Kumble moves back and wafts at one that he could have let go past the off stump, he gets a healthy edge and Gilchrist takes no 401, he's having a much better day today. 345/7
138.2 to I Sharma, Lee gets his fifth! He bowls another short ball right at Ishant's body, he fends at it with the bat well in front of the body, the ball hits the face of the bat and lobs up towards Lee who takes a comfortable catch. 532/10
Mitchell Johnson37214824.0015822051
52.6 to R Dravid, this time he's edged it and it's carried comfortably, short and wide outside off stump, Dravid went on the back foot and played away from his body, the edge carried to Hayden who took an easy catch at first slip, Dravid goes soon after reaching his fifty. 183/2
122.1 to Harbhajan Singh, Harbhajan's helpful innings with a push forward which takes the outside edge and flies on to gully. 474/8
Stuart Clark2538013.201047010
129.3 to RP Singh, Clark picks up his first wicket! He pitched it on a good length outside off and angled it into the right-hander, RP drove away from his body and the thick outside edge flew towards Gilchrist who took a comfortable catch. 501/9
Andrew Symonds711902.71333000
Brad Hogg30212124.0311615100
53.6 to VVS Laxman, gone! Hogg picks up a huge wicket! He tossed it up superbly outside off stump, drawing Laxman forward into the drive, it was the wrong one and Laxman hit it in the air towards Hussey at short cover who pouched it gleefully. 185/3
77.6 to SC Ganguly, round the wicket and he's gone, Ganguly coming out to drive off the legs and holing out to mid-off, a soft dismissal, hardly going for it. 293/4
Michael Clarke712804.00281100
Australia 2nd Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Phil Jaques c Yuvraj Singh b Kumble42821105051.21
Matthew Hayden c Jaffer b Kumble12319630412062.75
Ricky Ponting (c)c Laxman b Harbhajan Singh1470025.00
Michael Hussey not out 14525934016055.98
Michael Clarke c Dravid b Kumble011000.00
Andrew Symonds c †Dhoni b Singh611001597061.00
Adam Gilchrist c Yuvraj Singh b Kumble1480025.00
Brad Hogg c Dravid b Harbhajan Singh1250050.00
Brett Lee not out 43500133.33
Extras(b 3, lb 8, nb 9, w 3)23
TOTAL107 Ov (RR: 3.74, 463 Mts)401/7d
Fall of wickets: 1-85 (Phil Jaques, 25.1 ov), 2-90 (Ricky Ponting, 26.4 ov), 3-250 (Matthew Hayden, 70.4 ov), 4-250 (Michael Clarke, 70.5 ov), 5-378 (Andrew Symonds, 104.1 ov), 6-393 (Adam Gilchrist, 105.4 ov), 7-395 (Brad Hogg, 106.1 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
RP Singh1627414.626612020
104.1 to A Symonds, outside off, goes hard at it with the drive, but gets a thick snick and Dhoni takes a good diving catch to his right. 378/5
Ishant Sharma1425904.21588012
Harbhajan Singh3369222.781388000
26.4 to RT Ponting, Harbhajan gets Ponting out...again, into the rough outside his off stump and he pops up a simple catch on the off-side. Have you seen a celebration like it, Harbhajan runs about 50 metres holding his index finger aloft, then does two half-commando rolls to celebrate. 90/2
106.1 to GB Hogg, over the wicket, flays hard away from the body and a big nick goes to first slip. 395/7
Anil Kumble40314843.7015210007
25.1 to PA Jaques, swept up hard and square to Yuvraj who takes a tidy catch a way inside the rope to bring up Kumble's 100th wicket against Australia. 85/1
70.4 to ML Hayden, caught! Hayden gets into position for the reverse sweep and slaps it in the air, he played the shot effectively when there was no fielder at point but Kumble's got Jaffer there now, he takes a comfortable catch at head height. 250/3
70.5 to MJ Clarke, and he's gone first ball! Clarke goes back to a googly and tries to cut first up, he gets a thick outside edge which flies straight to Dravid at first slip, he took the catch comfortably but Clarke waited for a long time before deciding to walk back, Kumble isn't pleased about it. 250/4
105.4 to AC Gilchrist, full toss, Gilchrist throws the hands at it towards long-on where Yuvraj is pushed on to his back with the force but manages to take a good catch. 393/6
Sachin Tendulkar20603.0060000
Yuvraj Singh201105.5092000
India 2nd Innings (T: 333 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Rahul Dravid c †Gilchrist b Symonds381031526036.89
Wasim Jaffer c Clarke b Lee044000.00
VVS Laxman lbw b Clark2034523058.82
Sachin Tendulkar  b Clark1216333075.00
Sourav Ganguly c Clarke b Lee5156909091.07
Yuvraj Singh c †Gilchrist b Symonds032000.00
MS Dhoni lbw b Symonds35821176042.68
Anil Kumble (c)not out 451111307040.54
Harbhajan Singh c Hussey b Clarke714291050.00
RP Singh lbw b Clarke011000.00
Ishant Sharma c Hussey b Clarke032000.00
Extras(nb 2)2
TOTAL70.5 Ov (RR: 2.96, 304 Mts)210
Fall of wickets: 1-3 (Wasim Jaffer, 0.5 ov), 2-34 (VVS Laxman, 11.5 ov), 3-54 (Sachin Tendulkar, 17.4 ov), 4-115 (Rahul Dravid, 33.1 ov), 5-115 (Yuvraj Singh, 33.4 ov), 6-137 (Sourav Ganguly, 40.2 ov), 7-185 (MS Dhoni, 61.2 ov), 8-210 (Harbhajan Singh, 70.1 ov), 9-210 (RP Singh, 70.2 ov), 10-210 (Ishant Sharma, 70.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Brett Lee1333422.61666001
0.5 to W Jaffer, Jaffer goes! Lee strikes with his fifth ball, another good delivery, short, and Jaffer pushes forward, snapped up by Clarke at third slip, taking the catch at stomach height. 3/1
40.2 to SC Ganguly, huge appeals as Clarke is adamant he caught the ball low in front of him at second slip. 137/6
Mitchell Johnson1143303.00535001
Stuart Clark1243222.66606000
11.5 to VVS Laxman, he's got him! After a couple of deliveries seamed away from Laxman, Clark gets one to nip back into the right-hander, Laxman was caught on the back foot, the ball kept a little low as well and thudded into the back pad around the knee roll in front of middle stump, that's pretty plumb and Bucknor gives Clark his first top-order wicket of the match. 34/2
17.4 to SR Tendulkar, bowled him! Off the inside edge! Clark pitches it on a good length outside off stump, it angled into Tendulkar who moved forward and began to play at it before deciding he wanted to pull his bat out of the way, he couldn't do it in time and the ball ricochets into leg stump off the inside edge, that's the third time on the tour that Tendulkar has played on. 54/3
Brad Hogg1425503.92639000
Andrew Symonds1955132.68928000
33.1 to R Dravid, oh dear, looks like there's been another questionable decision there, Dravid given out caught behind when he padded up to it outside off, the bat behind his pad and nowhere near the ball. 115/4
33.4 to Yuvraj Singh, a genuine edge this time! Yuvraj squared behind the ball as it pitched on off and moved away from him, the edge through and he was walking before the finger even went up. 115/5
61.2 to MS Dhoni, turns back a long way from outside off, keeps low and hits him on the back pad, Dhoni not offering a shot, shuffling over. 185/7
Michael Clarke1.50532.7291000
70.1 to Harbhajan Singh, a fizzer outside off, bounced off the shoulder of the bat and popped up towards the slips. 210/8
70.2 to RP Singh, good delivery, pitched on off, straightened, and would have gone on to clip the top of the stumps. 210/9
70.5 to I Sharma, Clarke has done it! Ishant pops to first slip off the edge of the bat and that indeed is a famous victory. You have to feel for Kumble, though, who held on for so long in a solid knock. 210/10
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MATCH DETAILS
Sydney Cricket Ground
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
Series
Season2007/08
Player Of The Match
Australia
Andrew Symonds
Series resultAustralia led the 4-match series 2-0
Match numberTest no. 1857
Hours of play (local time)10.30am start, Lunch 12.30-1.10pm, Tea 3.10-3.30pm, Close 5.30pm
Match days2,3,4,5,6 January 2008 - day (5-day match)
Umpires
England
Mark Benson
West Indies
Steve Bucknor
TV Umpire
Australia
Bruce Oxenford
Reserve Umpire
Australia
Rod Tucker
Match Referee
South Africa
Mike Procter
CLOSE OF PLAY
Wed, 02 Jan - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 376/7 (Andrew Symonds 137*, Brett Lee 31*, 89 ov)
Thu, 03 Jan - day 2 - India 1st innings 216/3 (Sachin Tendulkar 9*, Sourav Ganguly 21*, 62 ov)
Fri, 04 Jan - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 13/0 (Phil Jaques 8*, Matthew Hayden 5*, 5 ov)
Sat, 05 Jan - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 282/4 (Michael Hussey 87*, Andrew Symonds 14*, 83 ov)
Sun, 06 Jan - day 5 - India 2nd innings 210 (70.5 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • Australia: 300 runs in 88.3 overs (541 balls), Extras 19
  • MEK Hussey: 100 off 207 balls (12 x 4)
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 108 balls (MEK Hussey 30, A Symonds 16, Ex 5)
  • Drinks: Australia - 321/4 in 95.0 overs (MEK Hussey 112, A Symonds 23)
  • Australia: 350 runs in 100.2 overs (614 balls), Extras 21
  • 5th Wicket: 100 runs in 181 balls (MEK Hussey 45, A Symonds 48, Ex 7)
  • A Symonds: 50 off 89 balls (7 x 4)
  • Drinks: Australia - 370/4 in 103.0 overs (MEK Hussey 127, A Symonds 56)
  • Australia: 400 runs in 106.4 overs (652 balls), Extras 23
  • India 2nd innings
  • Lunch: India - 6/1 in 2.0 overs (R Dravid 4, VVS Laxman 2)
  • Drinks: India - 44/2 in 14.0 overs (R Dravid 18, SR Tendulkar 4)
  • India: 50 runs in 16.5 overs (103 balls), Extras 2
  • Tea: India - 79/3 in 26.0 overs (R Dravid 27, SC Ganguly 18)
  • India: 100 runs in 29.2 overs (178 balls), Extras 2
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 75 balls (R Dravid 18, SC Ganguly 34, Ex 0)
  • SC Ganguly: 50 off 51 balls (9 x 4)
  • Drinks: India - 141/6 in 41.0 overs (MS Dhoni 14, A Kumble 4)
  • India: 150 runs in 42.5 overs (259 balls), Extras 2
  • Drinks: India - 181/6 in 57.0 overs (MS Dhoni 35, A Kumble 23)
  • India: 200 runs in 65.2 overs (394 balls), Extras 2
  • Attendance: 10941 (Total: 119289)
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