4th Test, Adelaide, Jan 24 - 28 2012, India tour of Australia
604/7d & 167/5d
(69.4 ov, target 500)272 & 201
Australia won by 298 runs
player of the match
Peter Siddle
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• The Report by Brydon Coverdale

Australia wrap up 4-0 whitewash

Australia took 59 minutes on the final day in Adelaide to wrap up a 4-0 whitewash over India

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Scorer: Gopi Rangarajan
Commentator: Abhishek Purohit
Scorecard summary
Australia604/7(157 overs)1st INNINGS
India272/10(95.1 overs)1st INNINGS
Virat Kohli116 (213)
Peter Siddle5/49(15)
Ben Hilfenhaus3/62(22.1)
Australia167/5(46 overs)2nd INNINGS
India201/10(69.4 overs)2nd INNINGS
Nathan Lyon4/63(21.4)
Ryan Harris3/41(19)

A proud Australia pose with the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, and that brings us to the end of one of the most one-sided Test series ever. There will be lots of analysis from our team in Australia. For the moment, this is Abhishek Purohit signing off. Congratulations to Australia, they have shown how to rebuild a declining side. For India fans, hold on to that nostalgia. That is all there will be, for a while.

Michael Clarke is Man of the Series. Clarke: "It's a pretty good start. Lot of credit to the players and support staff. It has not been easy, it may look like that on the scoreboard with 4-0. The disappointment of last summer, we resolved to make sure it does not recur this summer. We have tried to improve every day we have gone into training. I have been happy the whole summer, I have had a lot of support and needed it. India have a lot of great players, they have copped a bit of slack over the last month. It's an honour to play against them. I have never made so many runs in a series in my career. To score runs against such a good bowling line-up has been good."

MS Dhoni is welcomed with a warm round of applause. Dhoni: "They have played consistent cricket. whenever a partnership was needed, their batsmen stepped up and put par-plus runs on the board. Their bowlers did consistently. they always stepped up. there comes a phase in Australia once you are set it is difficult for bowlers, that is when you have to be consistent with line and length, we were never given boundaries. We will have to wait and watch [if there are changes], our next Test series is only in September, there is plenty of time, we don't want to take decisions quickly, we have the ODI series coming up. It is a completely different side. It is alearning experience for the youngsters. Once you play 100-odd ODIs, it is always good to have that experience when you make your Test debut."

Man of the Match is a grinning Peter Siddle. Siddle: "I was probably unlucky earlier. the bowling unit has done superbly together, I was lucky to get rewards here. The batting has been lovely. We have stuck to having bowling partnerships every Test. My bowling length has improved, there is consistency."

Presentation starts. Mark Taylor introduces Ravi Shastri as great Indian batsman and left-arm spinner.

Australia in a huddle, now they acknowledge the applause from the crowd, Michael Clarke wears an emphatic in-charge look on his face, there have been wobbles, against South Africa and New Zealand, but he is now in complete control of a solid side

Phil: "The aussies have just shown how to re-build! Who would have thought that this was what the Aussies were going to do, given the results against SA and NZ. Hats off to clarke! and I'm afraid if the Indians do not take some very DRASTIC steps, they will be in eternal decline!"

utkarsh: "Its proof again, if Dravid fails in foreign soil India fare badly. If he faces 300 balls, Indian batting finds its joyful electric feet against a jaded attack and old ball, if he faces 175 balls, they manage about 300 and if he goes less than 30 balls, they simply collapse against the shiny cherry and pacers wid tails up. We might know his worth in years to come. Better still, I hope Pujara rises to the challenge."

Dheeraj: "Good things often come to an end. It is particularly sad when it comes in such a devastating way. The depressing part is not the present or the near past, but the future. I have absolutely no hope from the cricket administration in India for creating a stronger first class structure. India had done well, in spite, of this admin. So long and thanks for all the fish."

Mehtab: "Dont understand why Australia is unwilling to host Bangladesh. Bangladesh could have done a lot better in the four tests than India, You cannot do any worse than this."

Jatinder: "Disappointment, anger, hate, frustration, sarcasm, embarrassment, . I wonder what kind of human emotions are remaining.."

Lyon to Yadav, OUT

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

Umesh Yadav c †Haddin b Lyon 1 (13m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 9.09
Lyon to Yadav, no run

pushed back hard to Lyon

Lyon to Yadav, no run

leading edge to extra cover as he lunges with an angled bat to a tossed up delivery

Lyon to Yadav, no run

defended off the front foot on the off side

end of over 691 run
INDIA: 201/9CRR: 2.91 
Ravichandran Ashwin15 (31)
Umesh Yadav1 (7)
Ben Hilfenhaus11-2-35-1
Nathan Lyon21-4-63-3
Hilfenhaus to Ashwin, no run

opens the face and runs it to gully, Umesh has to hurry back as the throw comes in

Hilfenhaus to Ashwin, no run

dabs a widish ball to gully

Hilfenhaus to Ashwin, no run

underedges an attempted cut on the bounce to the right of Haddin who stops it with a dive

HV: "They've gone past the 45 min estimate & gents, that's creating history!!"

Hilfenhaus to Yadav, 1 run

moving in down the pads, worked awkwardly down to fine leg

Hilfenhaus to Yadav, no run

tries to whip a pitched up delivery, gets a big inside edge on to pad

Hilfenhaus to Yadav, no run

SthAussie: "Funny you say that anand! The only reason I didn't go today was paying for travel & me knowing only likely to be at the oval for an hour, do not worth it, if they payed for my bus ticket, would be there!!"

end of over 686 runs
INDIA: 200/9CRR: 2.94 
Ravichandran Ashwin15 (28)
Umesh Yadav0 (4)
Nathan Lyon21-4-63-3
Ben Hilfenhaus10-2-34-1
Lyon to Ashwin, no run

blocked off the front foot

Lyon to Ashwin, FOUR runs

down the track and lifts him with the spin to the wide long on boundary

Lyon to Ashwin, no run

thick edge runs along the ground behind point

Lyon to Ashwin, no run

defended down the track

Lyon to Ashwin, 2 runs

thick edge as he lunges forward, ball runs past slip

Lyon to Ashwin, no run

turning in from outside off, defended off the back foot

Anand: "To see this kind of batting performance CA must not only give free tickets but also transport charge for crowd to come in."

end of over 671 run • 1 wicket
INDIA: 194/9CRR: 2.89 
Umesh Yadav0 (4)
Ravichandran Ashwin9 (22)
Ben Hilfenhaus10-2-34-1
Nathan Lyon20-4-57-3
Hilfenhaus to Yadav, no run

defends a length ball from the crease

Hilfenhaus to Yadav, 1 wide

lets a bouncer go over his head

Stansfield: "See, instant success. Love the Hilf."

Hilfenhaus to Yadav, no run

looks to have a go at this short delivery but then pulls out in the end

Hilfenhaus to Yadav, no run

another one left alone outside off

Best performances - batters
Ricky Ponting player pic
RT Ponting
221 runs (404)
21 fours
0 six
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
60 runs
7 fours
0 six
Michael Clark player pic
MJ Clarke
210 runs (275)
26 fours
1 six
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
58 runs
8 fours
0 six
Best performances - bowlers
Peter Siddle player pic
PM Siddle
Player portrait, Nathan Lyon
NM Lyon
Match details
Adelaide Oval
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
SeriesIndia tour of Australia
Player Of The Match
Peter Siddle
Peter Siddle
Player Of The Series
Michael Clarke
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)
Pakistan Image
Aleem Dar
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Kumar Dharmasena
TV Umpire
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Simon Fry
Reserve Umpire
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Paul Wilson
Match Referee
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Ranjan Madugalle