Matches (12)
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Vitality Blast (4)
4-Day Championship (3)
RESULT
4th Test, Adelaide, January 24 - 28, 2012, India tour of Australia
604/7d & 167/5d
(T:500) 272 & 201

Australia won by 298 runs

Player Of The Match
5/49 & 1/47
peter-siddle
Player Of The Series
626 runs • 1 wkt
michael-clarke
Australia 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Ed Cowan c Laxman b Ashwin30631103047.61
David Warner lbw b Khan823280034.78
Shaun Marsh  b Ashwin312100025.00
Ricky Ponting c Tendulkar b Khan22140451621054.70
Michael Clarke (c) b Yadav21027538026176.36
Michael Hussey run out (Gambhir)2533513075.75
Brad Haddin not out 4266921263.63
Peter Siddle c †Saha b Ashwin215140013.33
Ryan Harris not out 3551652168.62
Extras(b 3, lb 17, w 8)28
TOTAL157 Ov (RR: 3.84, 636 Mts)604/7d
Did not bat: Ben Hilfenhaus, Nathan Lyon 
Fall of wickets: 1-26 (David Warner, 6.5 ov), 2-31 (Shaun Marsh, 9.6 ov), 3-84 (Ed Cowan, 25.5 ov), 4-470 (Michael Clarke, 120.3 ov), 5-520 (Michael Hussey, 133.6 ov), 6-530 (Ricky Ponting, 136.1 ov), 7-533 (Peter Siddle, 139.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Zaheer Khan3149623.091379020
6.5 to DA Warner, lbw! Warner's been trapped on the crease and Aleem Dar raised his finger after some thought. Zaheer pitched the ball on a good length outside off and nipped it into the left-hander. Warner didn't move forward as he tried to nudge on the leg side. The ball hit him on the knee roll of the front pad, that was pretty out.. 26/1
136.1 to RT Ponting, the man lives and dies by the pull, taken by Tendulkar at deep midwicket, Zaheer pings it in short, Ponting does not hold back on the pull, gives it a good thwack, it flies high in the air but a leaping Tendulkar judged the take well in the deep, Clarke salutes his former captain off the ground with a standing ovation, as does the rest of the Adelaide Oval. 530/6
Umesh Yadav26113615.238913110
120.3 to MJ Clarke, bowled 'em, India have a wicket at last, Clarke gone right after lunch, Umesh bends it in with the angle, it moves in after pitching on a length, past Clarke's push, brushes the pad and disturbs the bails, Clarke walks off to a standing ovation, he's put Australia on top, they were 84 for 3 when he came out to bat, seems a millennium ago. 470/4
Ravichandran Ashwin53619433.6621518200
9.6 to SE Marsh, bowled him! The pressure mounts on Marsh after another failure. Ashwin gave the ball some air and pitched it on a good length just outside off. Marsh moved forward to defend but left a large gap between bat and front pad as he did so. He played down the wrong line, for the ball went on with the arm, through the gap, and hit the stumps.. 31/2
25.5 to EJM Cowan, caught at cover! Ashwin tossed this ball up outside off stump, drawing Cowan forward and into the cover drive. The ball dipped and Cowan didn't get to the pitch of it, hitting it hard, flat and low towards the right of the fielder at short cover. VVS Laxman was the man in that position and he did superbly to dive low to hold the chance with both hands. Not bad for a supposedly old man!. 84/3
139.6 to PM Siddle, Ashwin strikes with the carrom ball, thin edge through to Saha as Siddle pushes forward. 533/7
Ishant Sharma30610003.3313514000
Virender Sehwag1605503.43602100
Virat Kohli10303.0050000
India 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Gautam Gambhir c Hussey b Siddle34941404036.17
Virender Sehwag (c)c & b Siddle18182130100.00
Rahul Dravid  b Hilfenhaus1980011.11
Sachin Tendulkar c Ponting b Siddle2569943036.23
VVS Laxman c †Haddin b Lyon1843611041.86
Virat Kohli lbw b Hilfenhaus11621323711154.46
Wriddhiman Saha  b Harris35941371137.23
Ravichandran Ashwin lbw b Siddle59120055.55
Zaheer Khan c †Haddin b Siddle011000.00
Ishant Sharma  b Hilfenhaus1623303069.56
Umesh Yadav not out 00500-
Extras(b 1, nb 2, w 1)4
TOTAL95.1 Ov (RR: 2.85, 378 Mts)272
Fall of wickets: 1-26 (Virender Sehwag, 5.1 ov), 2-31 (Rahul Dravid, 6.6 ov), 3-78 (Sachin Tendulkar, 31.2 ov), 4-87 (Gautam Gambhir, 33.5 ov), 5-111 (VVS Laxman, 46.1 ov), 6-225 (Wriddhiman Saha, 84.4 ov), 7-230 (Ravichandran Ashwin, 87.1 ov), 8-230 (Zaheer Khan, 87.2 ov), 9-263 (Ishant Sharma, 93.6 ov), 10-272 (Virat Kohli, 95.1 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Ryan Harris2577112.8411910000
84.4 to WP Saha, India won't go through a session without losing a wicket, Saha shoulders arms and Harris hits off, it was angled in on a length and it was very brave of Saha to make the decision to leave, turns out, it was the wrong one, he's battled briefly. 225/6
Ben Hilfenhaus22.156232.791047012
6.6 to R Dravid, would you believe it, he's been bowled again, tad unfortunate, but full marks to Australia for sticking to a tight line and length, he was just a touch late in motioning forward, the ball bounced from a length, hit him near the elbow, and ricocheted on to the stumps. 31/2
93.6 to I Sharma, the slower one gets Ishant, superb delivery, pitches on a length around off and foxes Ishant as he looks to defend, off stump is rattled. 263/9
95.1 to V Kohli, gone this time, looks to swing an in-swinging full toss on the leg side, the ball dips on him and strikes him in front of leg, Aleem Dar raises his finger even as Virat starts walking, replays show the ball would have swung down leg, Adelaide Oval gives him a standing ovation, he's come good on this tour, it's time to give the other youngsters their chance. 272/10
Peter Siddle1524953.26696000
5.1 to V Sehwag, he strikes with his first ball, accepts an outstanding return catch and sends Sehwag on his way, nothing delivery, low full toss, Sehwag closes the face as he looks to go midwicket, the ball loops to Siddle's right off the leading edge, he leaps and holds on one-handed, note to Ishant Sharma, at times, you create your luck. 26/1
31.2 to SR Tendulkar, Siddle strikes big, Tendulkar looking to push away from the body towards cover with a slightly open face and Ponting takes a very low catch at second slip, pitched up, the angle in to Tendulkar and the fuller length draws him forward, the open face takes the ball straight to Ponting, it was taken low enough for them to have a second look at it, looks alright. 78/3
33.5 to G Gambhir, Siddle all over India, Gautam falls to the bouncer, incredible delivery on this flat wicket, must have taken so much effort, Siddle bangs it in short, it gets way too big on Gautam, close to head high, he hops in the air as he has been doing all morning, wanting to bring it down, but ends up fending it away well in front of gully, Michael Hussey races forward and dives full length forward to hold on to it, what a delivery, what a catch, top stuff. 87/4
87.1 to R Ashwin, that is straight, that has got to be out, and Aleem Dar gives it right away, Ashwin had been shuffling across looking to work deliveries off middle on the leg side, this time he missed, the fullish ball crashed into the pad in front of middle and leg, more leg than middle, gone!. 230/7
87.2 to Z Khan, India continue to implode, Zaheer Khan shows scant regard for the toil the non-striker has put in for hours, shuffles about and flails at a harmless delivery outside off stump, thick edge through to his mate Haddin, Siddle has five and shows the ball to the Adelaide Oval crowd in appreciation of their applause. 230/8
Nathan Lyon2154812.28982100
46.1 to VVS Laxman, Nathan Lyon has deserved this wicket, Laxman looks to dab one spinning in outside off and edges it through to Haddin, extremely ordinary shot. 111/5
Michael Clarke612303.83241100
Michael Hussey601803.00240000
Australia 2nd INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
David Warner c & b Ashwin2839384071.79
Ed Cowan lbw b Ashwin1027471037.03
Shaun Marsh lbw b Khan045000.00
Ricky Ponting not out 60961465062.50
Michael Clarke (c)c †Saha b Yadav3743714086.04
Michael Hussey lbw b Sharma1540421037.50
Brad Haddin not out 1126282042.30
Extras(lb 6)6
TOTAL46 Ov (RR: 3.63, 191 Mts)167/5d
Fall of wickets: 1-39 (David Warner, 9.6 ov), 2-40 (Shaun Marsh, 10.6 ov), 3-40 (Ed Cowan, 11.4 ov), 4-111 (Michael Clarke, 28.2 ov), 5-147 (Michael Hussey, 38.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Zaheer Khan1313812.92564000
10.6 to SE Marsh, oh dear, Marsh has been given leg before, is this his last Test innings for some time, Zaheer bowled it full towards off with the angle, Marsh was shuffling all over and almost fell over as he was struck on the pad, was that in line with off? Nope, he has got a rough one, the ball would have taken out off, but he was struck outside the line, nothing going Marsh's way at the moment. 40/2
Ravichandran Ashwin2027323.65839000
9.6 to DA Warner, Ashwin strikes, he has troubled both openers, Warner looks to work a full delivery on the leg side, but ends up chipping it down the track, Ashwin moves towards Cowan and takes a neat low catch. 39/1
11.4 to EJM Cowan, that has got to be out, Cowan shuffling again way across, looking to work on the leg side, it carries in with the angle and hits him in front of middle, plumb, that was hitting leg. 40/3
Ishant Sharma802713.37332000
38.5 to MEK Hussey, appeal for leg before, and umpire Dharmasena has given him after a long look, doesn't look out at first glance, it was carrying on across the left-hander as he pushed forward, hit him near the knee roll in front of off, but the angle would have taken it past the off stump, have to wait for replays, which show that the ball would have just about clipped the top of off stump. 147/5
Umesh Yadav502314.60162000
28.2 to MJ Clarke, he's gone now, Clarke was looking to square-drive a nippy length delivery, ended up feathering it to Saha, wasn't in a great position for the shot, and was beaten for pace as he slashed at it in the end, HotSpot shows nothing on the bat, Clarke wasn't too pleased, but there was a sound, even Snicko does not show anything though when the ball passed the bat, registers something before that happened, hmm. 111/4
India 2nd INNINGS (Target: 500 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Gautam Gambhir c †Haddin b Harris318180016.66
Virender Sehwag (c)c Ponting b Lyon625382120116.98
Rahul Dravid c Hussey b Harris2571952035.21
Sachin Tendulkar c Cowan b Lyon1334462038.23
VVS Laxman c Marsh b Lyon35881014039.77
Virat Kohli run out (Hilfenhaus)2262962035.48
Ishant Sharma c †Haddin b Harris212220016.66
Wriddhiman Saha c †Haddin b Siddle320200015.00
Ravichandran Ashwin not out 1531391048.38
Zaheer Khan c Warner b Hilfenhaus1518273083.33
Umesh Yadav c †Haddin b Lyon11113009.09
Extras(lb 3, w 2)5
TOTAL69.4 Ov (RR: 2.88, 289 Mts)201
Fall of wickets: 1-14 (Gautam Gambhir, 4.3 ov), 2-80 (Virender Sehwag, 19.1 ov), 3-100 (Rahul Dravid, 28.1 ov), 4-110 (Sachin Tendulkar, 31.4 ov), 5-162 (VVS Laxman, 53.2 ov), 6-166 (Virat Kohli, 54.6 ov), 7-166 (Ishant Sharma, 58.2 ov), 8-170 (Wriddhiman Saha, 59.5 ov), 9-193 (Zaheer Khan, 66.2 ov), 10-201 (Umesh Yadav, 69.4 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Ryan Harris1954132.15942010
4.3 to G Gambhir, there's the outside edge, and Haddin takes a neat catch tumbling to his left, excellent line, made him play the pitched up delivery just around the off stump, and Haddin did the rest, it moved just enough away after pitching to take the edge. 14/1
28.1 to R Dravid, Dravid is gone, taken at gully, poor stroke, reached out to a wide and full delivery, and went for the drive, Hussey takes the thick edge. 100/3
58.2 to I Sharma, there is the first of the final four, Harris gets the edge through to Haddin, good length delivery straightening on off, Ishant pokes from the crease after that bouncer previous ball and that's it. 166/7
Ben Hilfenhaus1123513.18537010
66.2 to Z Khan, that's it for Zaheer, he tries to back away and swing another one, it was shortish and got big on him, and the thick edge looped up to short cover, Australia one wicket away from 4-0. 193/9
Peter Siddle1454713.35688000
59.5 to WP Saha, that is the second one for the morning, Saha was eagerly getting forward, and that has consumed him, good length ball angled in, and then it changes direction to curl away, Saha went forward for a firm push, and feathered it through. 170/8
Nathan Lyon21.446342.901018000
19.1 to V Sehwag, oh dear, Sehwag has given it away, danced down to the flighted full toss, and looked to lift with a closed face it on the leg side, big leading edge goes up vertically around short cover and is taken safely, Lyon cannot believe his luck. 80/2
31.4 to SR Tendulkar, that is out, Tendulkar had gotten himself into a shell, pushes forward to defend, off the glove, on to pad, simplest of catches to short leg, standing ovation for Sachin Tendulkar as he walks off Adelaide Oval, they keep up the applause till he disappears, massive respect. 110/4
53.2 to VVS Laxman, and he's fallen to his strength, whipped from off stump straight into short midwicket, not a great delivery at all, shortish, he went back and across, and went through the shot with a wristy flourish, hit it straight to that man, is that his last innings for India?. 162/5
69.4 to UT Yadav, that's the end of that, Lyon gets his fourth, Umesh edges a flighted length delivery from the crease through to Haddin, Australia win 4-0 and India go down 0-8 in their latest two overseas Test series. 201/10
Michael Hussey20301.50100000
Michael Clarke20904.5061000
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MATCH DETAILS
Adelaide Oval
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
Series
Season2011/12
Player Of The Match
Australia
Peter Siddle
Player Of The Series
Australia
Michael Clarke
Series resultAustralia won the 4-match series 4-0
Match numberTest no. 2031
Hours of play (local time)10.30am start, Lunch 12.30-13.10, Tea 15.10-15.30, Close 17.30
Match days24,25,26,27,28 January 2012 - day (5-day match)
Umpires
Pakistan
Aleem Dar
Sri Lanka
Kumar Dharmasena
TV Umpire
Australia
Simon Fry
Reserve Umpire
Australia
Paul Wilson
Match Referee
Sri Lanka
Ranjan Madugalle
CLOSE OF PLAY
Tue, 24 Jan - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 335/3 (Ricky Ponting 137*, Michael Clarke 140*, 90 ov)
Wed, 25 Jan - day 2 - India 1st innings 61/2 (Gautam Gambhir 30*, Sachin Tendulkar 12*, 21 ov)
Thu, 26 Jan - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 50/3 (Ricky Ponting 1*, Michael Clarke 9*, 14 ov)
Fri, 27 Jan - day 4 - India 2nd innings 166/6 (Ishant Sharma 2*, Wriddhiman Saha 0*, 56 ov)
Sat, 28 Jan - day 5 - India 2nd innings 201 (69.4 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • India: 200 runs in 67.5 overs (407 balls), Extras 5
India Innings
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