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4th Test, Adelaide, January 24 - 28, 2008, India tour of Australia
526 & 269/7d

Match drawn

Player Of The Match
Player Of The Series
86 runs • 24 wkts
India 1st Innings
Australia 1st Innings
India 2nd Innings
Match Details
India 1st Innings 
Virender Sehwag c Hayden b Lee63901526070.00
Irfan Pathan c †Gilchrist b Johnson921342042.85
Rahul Dravid c Ponting b Johnson1855730032.72
Sachin Tendulkar c Hogg b Lee15320534213374.63
Sourav Ganguly lbw b Hogg729421024.13
VVS Laxman c †Gilchrist b Lee511021345050.00
MS Dhoni c Symonds b Johnson1664751025.00
Anil Kumble (c)c †Gilchrist b Johnson872052499042.43
Harbhajan Singh c †Gilchrist b Symonds631031357061.16
RP Singh c Johnson b Clarke043000.00
Ishant Sharma not out 1448801029.16
Extras(b 8, lb 21, nb 13, w 3)45
TOTAL152.5 Ov (RR: 3.44, 664 Mts)526
Fall of wickets: 1-34 (Irfan Pathan, 7.3 ov), 2-82 (Rahul Dravid, 23.2 ov), 3-122 (Virender Sehwag, 32.5 ov), 4-156 (Sourav Ganguly, 41.6 ov), 5-282 (VVS Laxman, 73.3 ov), 6-336 (MS Dhoni, 89.4 ov), 7-359 (Sachin Tendulkar, 96.3 ov), 8-466 (Harbhajan Singh, 131.3 ov), 9-468 (RP Singh, 132.3 ov), 10-526 (Anil Kumble, 152.5 ov)
Brett Lee36410132.8017113006
32.5 to V Sehwag, caught! Sehwag hardly moves his feet as he tries to cut one from Lee that holds its line outside off stump, the thick outside edge races to Hayden, who is back at first slip, and he takes the catch comfortably. 122/3
73.3 to VVS Laxman, caught! Lee bowled a short ball, Laxman was looking to duck but the ball didn't bounce high enough, Laxman was helpless as the ball thudded into his gloves and lobbed up towards Gilchrist who took a simple catch, Laxman misjudged the bounce on that one and he should have pulled that instead of trying to duck. 282/5
96.3 to SR Tendulkar, caught! Tendulkar tries to take on Lee, who bowls a short ball, Tendulkar tries to pull but hits it high in the air towards deep square leg where Hogg runs in from the boundary and takes a simple catch, the ball hit the high part of the bat, Lee pats Tendulkar on the back, acknowledging a wonderful innings, it's been an absorbing battle between Lee and Tendulkar. 359/7
Mitchell Johnson37.5612643.3316412033
7.3 to IK Pathan, caught! That was an excellent ball from Johnson, the length on off stump drew Pathan forward and the ball bounced and seamed away from the left-hander, Pathan defended with the bat a little away from his body and the outside edge was easily taken by Gilchrist. 34/1
23.2 to R Dravid, caught! Dravid fends at one that pitches around off stump and slants across the right-hander, Dravid fends timidly at it, looking to defend, and the outside edge goes straight to Ponting at second slip for the easiest of catches. 82/2
89.4 to MS Dhoni, caught in the deep! It was a short ball outside off stump, Dhoni goes for the cut and doesn't try to keep it down, he's hit that very hard but Ponting has placed Symonds at deep point and the ball flies straight to him, Australia have broken through within the first half hour, not a very good ball from Johnson but Dhoni picked out the one man on the boundary. 336/6
152.5 to A Kumble, caught! Gilchrist goes past Boucher as the wicketkeeper with the most dismissals in Tests, Kumble tries to drive a good length ball through cover and gets a thick edge through to Gilchrist who snaps up an easy catch, the Indian innings finally comes to a close. 526/10
Stuart Clark3169202.961387000
Brad Hogg31211913.831218200
41.6 to SC Ganguly, a loud long appeal from Hogg and Rauf raises the finger after a long think, Ganguly got a long stride forward and tried to sweep, he was hit just in line of off stump but he was a long way forward, that's the fourth time Hogg has dismissed him in the series, Ganguly had his back foot on the crease and his front foot stretched well forward, however Hawkeye showed the ball hitting the top of off stump. 156/4
Michael Clarke1003913.90393100
132.3 to RP Singh, caught! RP tries to loft over midwicket but he doesn't get the elevation necessary to beat the fielder, Johnson takes a simple catch at head height. 468/9
Andrew Symonds702012.85302000
131.3 to Harbhajan Singh, and again! But this time Harbhajan tries to slog Symonds over midwicket and gets a top edge that swirls high in the air, Gilchrist runs towards square leg to take a simple catch, he now has equalled Mark Boucher for the most dismissals in Tests. 466/8
Australia 1st Innings 
Phil Jaques  b Kumble601592193037.73
Matthew Hayden  b Sharma10320027110151.50
Ricky Ponting (c) b Sehwag14026639610052.63
Michael Hussey  b Pathan2266811033.33
Michael Clarke c Laxman b Sharma1182433158048.55
Andrew Symonds  b Sharma30631105047.61
Adam Gilchrist c Sehwag b Pathan1418191077.77
Brad Hogg not out 1642861038.09
Brett Lee c †Dhoni b Pathan1450025.00
Mitchell Johnson c Sharma b Harbhajan Singh1328322046.42
Stuart Clark  b Sehwag3880037.50
Extras(b 10, lb 12, nb 11, w 10)43
TOTAL181 Ov (RR: 3.11, 783 Mts)563
Fall of wickets: 1-159 (Phil Jaques, 52.4 ov), 2-186 (Matthew Hayden, 63.4 ov), 3-241 (Michael Hussey, 83.4 ov), 4-451 (Ricky Ponting, 148.6 ov), 5-490 (Michael Clarke, 160.1 ov), 6-506 (Adam Gilchrist, 163.6 ov), 7-527 (Andrew Symonds, 170.3 ov), 8-528 (Brett Lee, 171.2 ov), 9-557 (Mitchell Johnson, 177.6 ov), 10-563 (Stuart Clark, 180.6 ov)
RP Singh401403.50182000
Irfan Pathan36211233.1115511030
83.4 to MEK Hussey, what a ball that is! It pitches short of a length outside off stump, Hussey prepares to play it from his crease, the ball swings into him sharply, nips back off the pitch, bursts through his defences, threading the gap between bat and pad, and hits the top of off stump. 241/3
163.6 to AC Gilchrist, he's gone! Sehwag won't be a crowd favourite at the moment, Gilchrist reaches out for a full ball outside off stump and drives it in the air but straight to Sehwag at cover who takes a comfortable catch, he lies on the ground for a moment, realising that he's cut Gilchrist short. 506/6
171.2 to B Lee, caught! It's Pathan's 100th Test wicket, he bowls a full ball into the right-hander, it pitches just outside off stump and seams away from Lee who tries to drive, the outside edge is comfortably taken by Dhoni. 528/8
Ishant Sharma40611532.8718510048
63.4 to ML Hayden, he's bowled him through the gate! Ishant pitches the ball on a good length with the seam in a nice upright position, the ball swings in the air towards the left hander and cuts into him instead of going away, Hayden tries to defend but the ball reverse swung a long way and beat his defences and pegs back off stump, that was an outstanding ball. 186/2
160.1 to MJ Clarke, caught! Clarke stands in his crease and pushes away from his body at one that pitches short of a length and holds its line, the outside edge flies to Laxman at a wide second slip who takes a sharp catch to his right. 490/5
170.3 to A Symonds, bowled him! Ishant pitches just short of a length outside off stump and angles it into Symonds who tries to cut, once again he's cramped for room and the bottom edge goes on to his stumps, he swings his bat in disappointment as Ishant celebrates his third wicket. 527/7
Harbhajan Singh48512812.662018000
177.6 to MG Johnson, this time Johnson's loft isn't as well-timed and it isn't as straight, Ishant runs towards his left at long-on and takes a well-judged catch, he slid as he took that, Harbhajan picks up his first wicket in his 47th over. 557/9
Anil Kumble30410913.631219102
52.4 to PA Jaques, bowled him! Kumble looks up in relief! He pitched it in the rough outside off stump, Jaques went to play the slog sweep, the ball kept low and turned into the left-hander with the angle, it went under the bat and hit middle stump. 159/1
Virender Sehwag1925122.68771000
148.6 to RT Ponting, bowled him! Sehwag pitches it outside off stump and spins it back into him, Ponting has been struggling with his footwork after the injury and tries to dab it behind point without moving his feet, he gets an inside edge on to his stumps. 451/4
180.6 to SR Clark, he's cleaned him up, Clark aims for the slog sweep but Sehwag bowls a much slower ball which beats Clark and hits off stump, Sehwag has been the best spinner today and he picks up his second wicket. 563/10
Sachin Tendulkar10606.0010000
Sourav Ganguly31602.00140001
India 2nd Innings 
Virender Sehwag c †Gilchrist b Symonds15123635411263.98
Irfan Pathan lbw b Johnson067000.00
Rahul Dravid retired hurt 1164982017.18
Sachin Tendulkar run out (Johnson)1336671036.11
Sourav Ganguly c Hussey b Johnson1838511047.36
VVS Laxman c †Gilchrist b Lee1230390040.00
MS Dhoni c Hayden b Lee2044583045.45
Anil Kumble (c)not out 952630017.30
Harbhajan Singh c Ponting b Hogg720220035.00
Ishant Sharma not out 220150010.00
Extras(b 9, lb 9, nb 5, w 3)26
TOTAL90 Ov (RR: 2.98, 396 Mts)269/7d
Did not bat: RP Singh 
Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Irfan Pathan, 1.5 ov), 1-57* (Rahul Dravid, retired hurt), 2-128 (Sachin Tendulkar, 37.6 ov), 3-162 (Sourav Ganguly, 49.2 ov), 4-186 (VVS Laxman, 56.6 ov), 5-237 (MS Dhoni, 70.6 ov), 6-253 (Virender Sehwag, 77.4 ov), 7-264 (Harbhajan Singh, 84.2 ov)
Brett Lee2737422.741185003
56.6 to VVS Laxman, caught! That's a massive wicket! Lee bangs the ball in short down leg side, Laxman tries to fend it towards fine leg and gloves it to Gilchrist who takes a simple catch, Laxman begins to walk before Bowden raises the finger. 186/4
70.6 to MS Dhoni, caught! That's a blinder from Hayden, Dhoni drives loosely away from his body yet again off the front foot, the full ball swings away from Dhoni and the outside edge flies towards Hayden's left at a wide second slip, the ball is nearly past him when he sticks out his left hand and plucks it one-handed, awesome catch. 237/5
Mitchell Johnson1613322.06740032
1.5 to IK Pathan, he's trapped him lbw! Johnson pitches one on a good length outside off stump and angles it into Pathan, he moves across his stumps and tries to defend and gets hit on the front pad in front of middle stump, that would have gone on to hit leg and Asad Rauf sends Pathan on his way. 2/1
49.2 to SC Ganguly, caught! Johnson bowls a full ball outside off stump, Ganguly leans forward to drive, the ball pitches just before it hits the bat and Ganguly scoops the ball towards Hussey at short cover who dives to his right to take a sharp catch, the Australian's appeal but the Rauf is unsure whether it is a bump ball, he goes up to the third umpire and replays show that the ball pitched just before hitting the bat and it indeed was a catch, Ganguly has to go. 162/3
Andrew Symonds2245212.361043100
77.4 to V Sehwag, he's nicked it! Sehwag pushes on the front foot and tries to open the face to play the ball behind point, he gets a faint nick through to Gilchrist who takes a sharp catch and Sehwag's resistance comes to an end. 253/6
Stuart Clark1233703.08586000
Brad Hogg1235314.41474100
84.2 to Harbhajan Singh, caught! Hogg finally gets a wicket! Harbhajan decided he wanted to loft a full ball over mid-off, he didn't get the necessary elevation and Ponting timed his jump perfectly to take the catch above his head, well done for a man with a bad back, he kicks the ball, goalkeeper style, in celebration. 264/7
Michael Clarke10202.0040000
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Adelaide Oval
TossIndia, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Sachin Tendulkar
Player Of The Series
Brett Lee
Series resultAustralia won the 4-match series 2-1
Match numberTest no. 1863
Hours of play (local time)11am start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00
Match days24,25,26,27,28 January 2008 - day (5-day match)
Asad Rauf
New Zealand
Billy Bowden
TV Umpire
Steve Davis
Reserve Umpire
Andrew Willoughby
Match Referee
South Africa
Mike Procter
Thu, 24 Jan - day 1 - India 1st innings 309/5 (Sachin Tendulkar 124*, MS Dhoni 6*, 86 ov)
Fri, 25 Jan - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 62/0 (Phil Jaques 21*, Matthew Hayden 36*, 21 ov)
Sat, 26 Jan - day 3 - Australia 1st innings 322/3 (Ricky Ponting 79*, Michael Clarke 37*, 111 ov)
Sun, 27 Jan - day 4 - India 2nd innings 45/1 (Virender Sehwag 31*, Rahul Dravid 11*, 17 ov)
Mon, 28 Jan - day 5 - India 2nd innings 269/7d (90 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • India: 50 runs in 20.6 overs (128 balls), Extras 3
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 117 balls (V Sehwag 36, R Dravid 11, Ex 3)
  • R Dravid retired hurt at 57/1 (23.6 overs)
  • V Sehwag: 50 off 78 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Drinks: India - 77/1 in 28.0 overs (V Sehwag 63, SR Tendulkar 0)
  • India: 100 runs in 32.2 overs (196 balls), Extras 3
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 63 balls (V Sehwag 41, SR Tendulkar 10, Ex 0)
  • V Sehwag: 100 off 123 balls (9 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • Lunch: India - 142/2 in 41.0 overs (V Sehwag 103, SC Ganguly 9)
  • India: 150 runs in 43.4 overs (265 balls), Extras 7
  • India 2nd Innings: 1x7 ball over (45th over, A Symonds, called by Umpire BF Bowden)
  • Drinks: India - 169/3 in 53.0 overs (V Sehwag 115, VVS Laxman 3)
  • India: 200 runs in 62.2 overs (381 balls), Extras 14
  • Tea: India - 210/4 in 66.0 overs (V Sehwag 132, MS Dhoni 5)
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 84 balls (V Sehwag 20, MS Dhoni 20, Ex 11)
  • India: 250 runs in 76.2 overs (467 balls), Extras 24
  • V Sehwag: 150 off 228 balls (11 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • Drinks: India - 263/6 in 82.0 overs (A Kumble 7, Harbhajan Singh 7)
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