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2nd Test, Sydney, January 03 - 06, 2012, India tour of Australia
191 & 400

Australia won by an innings and 68 runs

Player Of The Match
329* & 1/22
India 1st Innings
Australia 1st Innings
India 2nd Innings
Match Flow
India 1st Innings 
Gautam Gambhir c Clarke b Pattinson032000.00
Virender Sehwag c †Haddin b Pattinson3051834058.82
Rahul Dravid c Cowan b Siddle533421015.15
Sachin Tendulkar  b Pattinson41891338046.06
VVS Laxman c Marsh b Pattinson29100022.22
Virat Kohli c †Haddin b Siddle2341503056.09
MS Dhoni (c)†not out 57771018074.02
Ravichandran Ashwin c Clarke b Hilfenhaus2039481051.28
Zaheer Khan c Cowan b Hilfenhaus011000.00
Ishant Sharma c Cowan b Hilfenhaus062000.00
Umesh Yadav c †Haddin b Siddle01010000.00
Extras(b 3, lb 6, nb 2, w 2)13
TOTAL59.3 Ov (RR: 3.21)191
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Gautam Gambhir, 0.3 ov), 2-30 (Rahul Dravid, 10.3 ov), 3-55 (Virender Sehwag, 18.2 ov), 4-59 (VVS Laxman, 20.5 ov), 5-96 (Virat Kohli, 32.6 ov), 6-124 (Sachin Tendulkar, 40.5 ov), 7-178 (Ravichandran Ashwin, 54.2 ov), 8-178 (Zaheer Khan, 54.3 ov), 9-186 (Ishant Sharma, 56.3 ov), 10-191 (Umesh Yadav, 59.3 ov)
James Pattinson1434343.07686021
0.3 to G Gambhir, doesn't take long for Pattinson to strike! That really squared up Gambhir, landed on middle and slightly shaped away off a good length, Gambhir was squared up with the extra bounce and movement, thick outside edge to Clarke at first slip. 0/1
18.2 to V Sehwag, Sehwag had it coming because he was edgy all morning, Pattinson does all the basics right, pitches it up on the channel just outside the off stump, draws Sehwag to poke at it, loud edge and Haddin pouches it. 55/3
20.5 to VVS Laxman, Pattinson gets the SCG's Big Fish! Pattinson once again keeps it simple and pitches it up, draws Laxman forward and induces the thick outside edge which flies to Marsh at third slip, Laxman was a bit late in getting forward and across. 59/4
40.5 to SR Tendulkar, Pattinson gets the other SCG Big Fish as well! Off an inside edge, Pattinson bowls it full and wide outside off, Tendulkar bends forward to drive through the covers but gets a thick inside edge onto his stumps, not Pattinson's best delivery of the day to be honest but he's on a roll. 124/6
Ben Hilfenhaus2295132.311097000
54.2 to R Ashwin, and finally some reward for Hilfenhaus! Gets Ashwin with a cracker of a delivery outside off, probes on the off stump, moved away a touch late, took the outside edge as he tried closing the face of the bat, carries well to first slip, Hilfenhaus deserved an earlier wicket but this is an apt reward for his persistence. 178/7
54.3 to Z Khan, he's got two in two! Zaheer Khan gets a snorter that rises up to his face, he takes his eyes off it, bends down to evade it but the ball's too quick for him, tries to drop his gloves but the ball lobs off his gloves to Cowan at short leg, they check for the no-ball but it's legal. 178/8
56.3 to I Sharma, Hilfenhaus is running through the line-up now! He gives Ishant the same brutal delivery to Zaheer, short one on the face, too much for the tailender to fend off, lobs off his glove to Cowan at short leg. 186/9
Peter Siddle13.335534.07649001
10.3 to R Dravid, bat pad! The short leg comes into play, pitches it up a bit further, Dravid tries to flick it to the leg side, inside edges to the pad and Cowan takes it easily fielding close. 30/2
32.6 to V Kohli, India lose half their side before 100! Yet another one falls to a catch behind the wicket, Siddle bowls it in the channel outside off, Kohli was forward when he should have stayed back, failed to account for the bounce and it took the edge higher up on the bat, easy take for Haddin. 96/5
59.3 to UT Yadav, Yadav doesn't last the over and Siddle gets his 100th Test wicket! He lands it on the channel outside off, Umesh is caught at the crease and pokes at it, Haddin takes the edge, they check for the no-ball, he's safe. 191/10
Michael Hussey20804.0081000
Nathan Lyon802503.12322000
Australia 1st Innings 
David Warner c Tendulkar b Khan86310133.33
Ed Cowan lbw b Khan1628422057.14
Shaun Marsh c Laxman b Khan014000.00
Ricky Ponting c Tendulkar b Sharma13422533214059.55
Michael Clarke (c)not out 32946860939170.29
Michael Hussey not out 15025330616159.28
Extras(b 2, lb 13, nb 3, w 4)22
TOTAL163 Ov (RR: 4.04)659/4d
Fall of wickets: 1-8 (David Warner, 0.6 ov), 2-8 (Shaun Marsh, 2.1 ov), 3-37 (Ed Cowan, 8.5 ov), 4-325 (Ricky Ponting, 83.4 ov)
Zaheer Khan31412233.9313014000
0.6 to DA Warner, India strike early! Warner succumbs to the pitched-up delivery, the same malaise that gripped the Indian top order, lovely delivery probing on the off stump line, had to play at it, Laxman juggles at second slip but Sachin grabs the rebound at first slip. 8/1
2.1 to SE Marsh, Marsh's nightmare continues! Zaheer pitches up again and it does the trick, keeps it just outside the off stump, the ball holds its line but Marsh fails to cover the line properly, this time Laxman hangs on to it properly at second slip, falling to his right. 8/2
8.5 to EJM Cowan, Zaheer's taken all three! He bowls a similar delivery to the previous ball, pitched it up and got it to move back in, pitched outside off, Cowan tried to clip it across the line, beaten for pace and struck in line in front of off stump, Ian Gould is convinced. 37/3
Umesh Yadav24212305.129619020
Ishant Sharma33214414.3614123011
83.4 to RT Ponting, took a really long time coming but India have their first breakthrough for the day! Ishant gets a bit of extra bounce with the new ball outside the off stump, Ponting once again tries to slice it through the off side, can't keep it down and ends up playing it straight to Tendulkar at point, took a while to sink in for Tendulkar that India have finally got a wicket, Ponting walks back to a standing ovation for a serene innings. 325/4
Ravichandran Ashwin44515703.5616810210
Virender Sehwag2317503.26883002
Virat Kohli802302.87353000
India 2nd Innings 
Gautam Gambhir c Warner b Siddle8314221711058.45
Virender Sehwag c Warner b Hilfenhaus48141050.00
Rahul Dravid  b Hilfenhaus29731006039.72
Sachin Tendulkar c Hussey b Clarke801412139056.73
VVS Laxman  b Hilfenhaus661191307055.46
Virat Kohli lbw b Pattinson924352037.50
MS Dhoni (c)†c & b Hilfenhaus211110018.18
Ravichandran Ashwin c Lyon b Hilfenhaus62761029181.57
Zaheer Khan c Marsh b Siddle35263651134.61
Ishant Sharma lbw b Lyon1135382031.42
Umesh Yadav not out 01417000.00
Extras(b 6, lb 3, nb 8, w 2)19
TOTAL110.5 Ov (RR: 3.60)400
Fall of wickets: 1-18 (Virender Sehwag, 3.3 ov), 2-100 (Rahul Dravid, 26.3 ov), 3-168 (Gautam Gambhir, 48.2 ov), 4-271 (Sachin Tendulkar, 78.2 ov), 5-276 (VVS Laxman, 82.1 ov), 6-286 (MS Dhoni, 84.6 ov), 7-286 (Virat Kohli, 85.5 ov), 8-342 (Zaheer Khan, 93.5 ov), 9-384 (Ishant Sharma, 105.1 ov), 10-400 (Ravichandran Ashwin, 110.5 ov)
James Pattinson23410614.6010113013
85.5 to V Kohli, that was unfortunate for Kohli! It landed on that crack on a good length and kept really low, the ball nipped back in sharply after pitching and as he tries to whip it to the on side he's trapped flush in front of the stumps and falls over at the crease. 286/7
Ben Hilfenhaus32.5810653.2215920010
3.3 to V Sehwag, stunning catch by Warner! Sehwag was tempted into chasing one that was fractionally short and angling across him, he had the width but ended up slashing it just within Warner's reach at point, he leaps to his left and cups it with both hands above his head, tumbles and hangs on. 18/1
26.3 to R Dravid, through the gate and the malaise hasn't escaped Dravid yet! Hilfenhaus squares him up for a delivery that comes back in, Dravid gets forward but leaves a gap between bat and pad, the ball sneaks through and hits the top of the off stump. 100/2
82.1 to VVS Laxman, that's the ball of the match I reckon! Laxman was completely squared up, Hilfenhaus pitched it up on the off stump and held its line, Laxman played down the wrong line and the ball just shaved the off stump, Hilfenhaus can't believe what he's managed to do. 276/5
84.6 to MS Dhoni, caught a bowled appeal! Full and close to the yorker length, Dhoni squeezes it out back to the bowler, it lobs up to the bowler, Hilfenhaus wasn't exactly celebrating immediately because there was a doubt as to whether it was a bump ball or not, the Australians were certain and the decision was escalated to the third umpire, replays showed that it lobbed off the toe of the bat. 286/6
110.5 to R Ashwin, Hilfenhaus grabs five! Ashwin attempts another pull off a short delivery but this time in front of square, miscues it and Lyon does really well to pedal backwards at midwicket and cup it above his head. Australia are 2-0 up, win by an innings and 68 runs. 400/10
Peter Siddle2488823.6611013101
48.2 to G Gambhir, the bowling change works! A leading edge to point, an anti-climax considering how assured the batsmen were this morning, Gambhir tries to work it to the on side but he wasn't in control, probably hurried onto him, the leading edge travels a long way to Warner. 168/3
93.5 to Z Khan, neat catch by Marsh! Zaheer backs away to a shorter delivery from round the wicket and tries to carve it over the off side, balloons off his bat and Marsh does well to pedal backwards from extra cover and take it. 342/8
Nathan Lyon2026413.20886100
105.1 to I Sharma, Lyon has something to shout about finally, though it's a tailender, Ishant gets forward to defend but the ball spins back in and hits him in front of leg and middle, close to the bat but it was pad first. 384/9
Michael Clarke902212.44360000
78.2 to SR Tendulkar, Clarke's having a dream Test and he's got the Big Fish! Loops it around the off stump, draws him forward and induces the thin outside edge, it deflects off the keeper's gloves and down to Hussey at first slip, it was just one of those moments when he failed to cover the line properly. 271/4
Michael Hussey20502.5070000
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Tue, 03 Jan - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 116/3 (Ricky Ponting 44*, Michael Clarke 47*, 26 ov)
Wed, 04 Jan - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 482/4 (Michael Clarke 251*, Michael Hussey 55*, 116 ov)
Thu, 05 Jan - day 3 - India 2nd innings 114/2 (Gautam Gambhir 68*, Sachin Tendulkar 8*, 41 ov)
Fri, 06 Jan - day 4 - India 2nd innings 400 (110.5 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
  • India: 150 runs in 46.3 overs (282 balls), Extras 11
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 123 balls (G Gambhir 17, SR Tendulkar 29, Ex 7)
  • Drinks: India - 193/3 in 54.0 overs (SR Tendulkar 46, VVS Laxman 18)
  • India: 200 runs in 56.5 overs (344 balls), Extras 13
  • SR Tendulkar: 50 off 89 balls (7 x 4)
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 84 balls (SR Tendulkar 11, VVS Laxman 37, Ex 2)
  • Lunch: India - 243/3 in 69.0 overs (SR Tendulkar 70, VVS Laxman 44)
  • India: 250 runs in 71.1 overs (430 balls), Extras 13
  • VVS Laxman: 50 off 92 balls (6 x 4)
  • 4th Wicket: 100 runs in 171 balls (SR Tendulkar 37, VVS Laxman 61, Ex 2)
  • New Ball Taken: India 276/4 after 81.1 overs (VVS Laxman 66, V Kohli 1)
  • Drinks: India - 286/6 in 85.0 overs (V Kohli 9)
  • India: 300 runs in 88.6 overs (537 balls), Extras 13
  • 8th Wicket: 50 runs in 44 balls (R Ashwin 18, Z Khan 30, Ex 2)
  • India: 350 runs in 96.5 overs (585 balls), Extras 15
  • Tea: India - 351/8 in 97.0 overs (R Ashwin 27, I Sharma 1)
  • R Ashwin: 50 off 56 balls (7 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • India: 400 runs in 110.3 overs (667 balls), Extras 19
  • Attendance: 17,881
Sydney Cricket Ground
TossIndia, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Michael Clarke
Series resultAustralia led the 4-match series 2-0
Match numberTest no. 2027
Hours of play (local time)10.30am start, Lunch 12.30-13.10, Tea 15.10-15.30, Close 17.30
Match days3,4,5,6 January 2012 - day (5-day match)
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