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
Three wickets for Clarke in one over have sealed a record-equalling 16 Test wins in a row for Australia in the second Test at the SCG, so they take a 2-0 lead in the series. This game has had everything - excellent batting and disciplined bowling, but will be remembered, too, for some questionable umpiring decisions.
Ponting is speaking now. "Michael Clarke's got the golden touch, hasn't he? We knew if we kept them under pressure we'd have a chance. That's an unbelievable win, almost as good as any I've been in, I think. When we declared we were the only ones who could win that today. With ten overs to go the game was sort-of slipping away but even then I knew we only needed one wicket.
"The job Andrew Symonds did for us today was amazing. We tried every option, the last roll of the dice was to give Michael Clarke a crack."
Symonds is the Man of the Match. "Pup is comfortably one of the luckiest blokes I know, it was handy to have him on our side. It was a real old-school classical Test match. It's been a big team effort."
Clarke now. "I've been asking Punter all day to have a bowl. I'm certainly taking it." He's just been asked if he thought they could win it when he came on late. "Honestly, not a chance in hell and I think that's why Punter threw me the ball. India, though, did really well to fight as they did."
Well, this has been an absolute epic of a Test. Thanks for joining us and for all of your emails - sorry we couldn't use them all but we always get thousands, literally. From me Jenny Thompson and him George Binoy it's goodbye, thanks again, and do tune in next time for the Perth Test.
Can he handle these last two balls? Kumble goes up to him to have a word.
dug out to the leg side
oooh, half a shout, but was missing
Bless Ishant, he's brought out two right-hand gloves... or is it a time tactic? We don't know. He's getting booed, rather Irfan Pathan is, who is running out with the spare glove. This is massive and the atmosphere is electric.
High drama at the SCG, Clarke is on a hat-trick, the crowd erupts and it's now down to Ishant Sharma to hold on for the draw
good delivery, pitched on off, straightened, and would have gone on to clip the top of the stumps
Clarke's first Test wicket in Australia, and what a time to get it. The nerves are starting to grip the pit of my stomach it's so close, so those of you who favour one team must be feeling it 100 times more. Now, can India pull off the draw? They deserve to. Or can Australia take the last two wickets?
a fizzer outside off, bounced off the shoulder of the bat and popped up towards the slips
yet more defence, this pair doing a very stern job in defence
and again a defence
defended on the front foot
driven out in front of midwicket
bowls flatter and faster, defended on the front foot
round the wicket, pushed across the right hander, the ball pitching on off, keeps low, but isn't a threat
Twenty minutes left at the SCG, a minimum of three overs, Australia are looking like they will pull up with a draw, hence not getting their 16 wins in a row.
up there, pushed on straight, defended down equally straightly
pushed out towards the gully
turned in on off, defended back down on the back foot
His has been a very defiant knock so far
turned away a touch from outside off and Kumble unleashes an excellent back-foot cut
pushed into the covers
turned from outside off, pushed forward
On comes Clarke now
"Why aren't they being offered the light?" wonders Ashwin. Because it's bright sunshine.
worked from outside off out to deep midwicket and Harbhajan has to scramble to get home but makes his ground. It's been referred just to make sure but he was home by a yard
nipped back in from outside off, pushed into short midwicket
pushed into the covers, a firm press
|Sydney Cricket Ground|
|Toss||Australia, elected to bat first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Series result||Australia led the 4-match series 2-0|
|Match number||Test no. 1857|
|Hours of play (local time)||10.30am start, Lunch 12.30-1.10pm, Tea 3.10-3.30pm, Close 5.30pm|
|Match days||2,3,4,5,6 January 2008 - day (5-day match)|