Australia vs India - 4th Test Live Score

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Adelaide Oval, Adelaide on 24 January 2012 (Time: 00:01 GMT | 05:31 IST)

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  • Result: Australia won by 298 runs
Australia 604/7 (157 overs) Australia won by 298 runs
India 272/10 (95.1 overs) India in Australia Test series 2011-12
Australia 167/5 (46 overs)
India 201/10 (69.4 overs)
  Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
India 2nd innings (69.4 Overs) R B 4s 6s SR  
  Gautam Gambhir  c B Haddin b R Harris 3 18 0 0 16.67  
  Virender Sehwag  c R Ponting b N Lyon 62 53 12 0 116.98  
  Rahul Dravid  c M Hussey b R Harris 25 71 3 0 35.21  
  Sachin Tendulkar  c E Cowan b N Lyon 13 34 2 0 38.24  
  VVS Laxman  c S Marsh b N Lyon 35 88 4 0 39.77  
  Virat Kohli  runout (B Hilfenhaus) 22 62 2 0 35.48  
  Ishant Sharma  c B Haddin b R Harris 2 12 0 0 16.67  
  Wriddhiman Saha (wk) c B Haddin b P Siddle 3 20 0 0 15  
  Ravichandran Ashwin  not out 15 31 1 0 48.39  
  Zaheer Khan  c D Warner b B Hilfenhaus 15 18 3 0 83.33  
  Umesh Yadav  c B Haddin b N Lyon 1 11 0 0 9.09  
  Extras (b 0, lb 3, w 1, nb 0,p 0) 4  
      201   (2.9 runs per over)
  Total (10 wickets; 69.4 overs; 201)            
Fall of wickets: 1-14 (Gautam Gambhir, 4.3overs) , 2-80 (Virender Sehwag, 19.1overs) , 3-100 (Rahul Dravid, 28.1overs) , 4-110 (Sachin Tendulkar, 31.4overs) , 5-162 (VVS Laxman, 53.2overs) , 6-166 (Virat Kohli, 55.0overs) , 7-166 (Ishant Sharma, 58.2overs) , 8-170 (Wriddhiman Saha, 59.5overs) , 9-193 (Zaheer Khan, 66.2overs) , 10-201 (Umesh Yadav, 69.4overs)
Bowling 0 M R Econ W nb wd
  Michael Clarke 2.0 0 9 4.50 0 0 0
  Michael Hussey 2.0 0 3 1.50 0 0 0
  Ryan Harris 19.0 5 41 2.16 3 0 1
  Peter Siddle 14.0 5 47 3.36 1 0 0
  Nathan Lyon 21.4 4 63 2.94 4 0 0
  Ben Hilfenhaus 11.0 2 35 3.18 1 0 1
Australia 2nd innings (46 Overs) R B 4s 6s SR  
  David Warner  c R Ashwin b R Ashwin 28 39 4 0 71.79  
  Ed Cowan  lbw R Ashwin 10 27 1 0 37.04  
  Shaun Marsh  lbw Z Khan 0 4 0 0 0.00  
  Ricky Ponting (c) not out 60 96 5 0 62.5  
  Michael Clarke (c) c W Saha b U Yadav 37 43 4 0 86.05  
  Michael Hussey  lbw I Sharma 15 40 1 0 37.5  
  Brad Haddin (wk) not out 11 26 2 0 42.31  
  Peter Siddle  0 0 0 0 0.00  
  Ryan Harris  0 0 0 0 0.00  
  Ben Hilfenhaus  0 0 0 0 0.00  
  Nathan Lyon  0 0 0 0 0.00  
  Extras (b 0, lb 2, w 0, nb 0,p 0) 2  
      167   (3.63 runs per over)
  Total (5 wickets; 46 overs; 167)            
Fall of wickets: 1-39 (David Warner, 9.6overs) , 2-40 (Shaun Marsh, 10.6overs) , 3-40 (Ed Cowan, 11.4overs) , 4-111 (Michael Clarke, 28.2overs) , 5-147 (Michael Hussey, 38.5overs)
Bowling 0 M R Econ W nb wd
  Ravichandran Ashwin 20.0 2 73 3.65 2 0 0
  Zaheer Khan 13.0 1 38 2.92 1 0 0
  Ishant Sharma 8.0 0 27 3.38 1 0 0
  Umesh Yadav 5.0 0 23 4.60 1 0 0
India 1st innings (95.1 Overs) R B 4s 6s SR  
  Gautam Gambhir  c M Hussey b P Siddle 34 94 4 0 36.17  
  Virender Sehwag  c P Siddle b P Siddle 18 18 3 0 100  
  Rahul Dravid  b B Hilfenhaus 1 9 0 0 11.11  
  Sachin Tendulkar  c R Ponting b P Siddle 25 69 3 0 36.23  
  VVS Laxman  c B Haddin b N Lyon 18 43 1 0 41.86  
  Virat Kohli  lbw B Hilfenhaus 116 213 11 1 54.46  
  Wriddhiman Saha (wk) b R Harris 35 94 1 1 37.23  
  Ravichandran Ashwin  lbw P Siddle 5 9 0 0 55.56  
  Zaheer Khan  c B Haddin b P Siddle 0 1 0 0 0.00  
  Ishant Sharma  b B Hilfenhaus 16 23 3 0 69.57  
  Umesh Yadav  not out 0 0 0 0 0.00  
  Extras (b 0, lb 0, w 0, nb 0,p 0) 0  
      272   (2.86 runs per over)
  Total (10 wickets; 95.1 overs; 272)            
Fall of wickets: 1-26 (Virender Sehwag, 5.1overs) , 2-31 (Rahul Dravid, 6.6overs) , 3-78 (Sachin Tendulkar, 31.2overs) , 4-87 (Gautam Gambhir, 33.5overs) , 5-111 (VVS Laxman, 46.1overs) , 6-225 (Wriddhiman Saha, 84.4overs) , 7-230 (Ravichandran Ashwin, 87.1overs) , 8-230 (Zaheer Khan, 87.2overs) , 9-263 (Ishant Sharma, 93.6overs) , 10-272 (Virat Kohli, 95.1overs)
Bowling 0 M R Econ W nb wd
  Michael Clarke 6.0 1 23 3.83 0 0 0
  Michael Hussey 6.0 0 18 3.00 0 0 0
  Ryan Harris 25.0 7 71 2.84 1 0 0
  Peter Siddle 15.0 2 49 3.27 5 0 0
  Nathan Lyon 21.0 5 48 2.29 1 0 0
  Ben Hilfenhaus 22.1 5 62 2.81 3 2 1
Australia 1st innings (157 Overs) R B 4s 6s SR  
  Ed Cowan  c V Laxman b R Ashwin 30 63 3 0 47.62  
  David Warner  lbw Z Khan 8 23 0 0 34.78  
  Shaun Marsh  b R Ashwin 3 12 0 0 25  
  Ricky Ponting (c) c S Tendulkar b Z Khan 221 404 21 0 54.7  
  Michael Clarke (c) b U Yadav 210 275 26 1 76.36  
  Michael Hussey  runout (G Gambhir) 25 33 3 0 75.76  
  Brad Haddin (wk) not out 42 66 1 2 63.64  
  Peter Siddle  c W Saha b R Ashwin 2 15 0 0 13.33  
  Ryan Harris  not out 35 51 2 1 68.63  
  Ben Hilfenhaus  0 0 0 0 0.00  
  Nathan Lyon  0 0 0 0 0.00  
  Extras (b 0, lb 4, w 1, nb 0,p 0) 5  
      604   (3.85 runs per over)
  Total (7 wickets; 157 overs; 604)            
Fall of wickets: 1-26 (David Warner, 6.5overs) , 2-31 (Shaun Marsh, 9.6overs) , 3-84 (Ed Cowan, 25.5overs) , 4-470 (Michael Clarke, 120.3overs) , 5-520 (Michael Hussey, 134.0overs) , 6-530 (Ricky Ponting, 136.1overs) , 7-533 (Peter Siddle, 139.6overs)
Bowling 0 M R Econ W nb wd
  Ravichandran Ashwin 53.0 6 194 3.66 3 0 0
  Virender Sehwag 16.0 0 55 3.44 0 0 0
  Virat Kohli 1.0 0 3 3.00 0 0 0
  Zaheer Khan 31.0 4 96 3.10 2 0 2
  Ishant Sharma 30.0 6 100 3.33 0 0 0
  Umesh Yadav 26.0 1 136 5.23 1 0 1
Match notes  
  Toss: Australia won the toss and elected to Batting
  Series: India in Australia Test series 2011-12
  Umpires: Aleem Dar,Pak, Kumar Dharmasena,SL
  Third Umpire: Simon Fry,Aus
  Match Referee: Ranjan Madugalle,SL
Australia 604/7 (157 overs) Australia RR: 3.85
India 272/10 (95.1 overs) India RR: 2.86
Australia 167/5 (46 overs)
India 201/10 (69.4 overs)
 
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Highlights
Umesh Yadav to Ed Cowan, FOUR, a gift that for Ed Cowan and he cashes in. Full toss outside off, at a friendly height, just eased past cover. Kohli gave chase, but the ball beat him easily to the ropes. First boundary for Ed Cowan and for Australia as well
Zaheer to Ed Cowan, FOUR, not the pitch to bowl short and Zaheer learns it the hard way. Short one outside off, Ed Cowan rolls his wrists and pulls it with disdain to the deep mid wicket fence. He is standing well outside the crease and pulled it authoritatively
Zaheer to Warner, out Lbw!! Aleem Dar took his time and then gave it out. It was a fair decision too. Warner caught on the crease and struck on the pad in front of middle and leg. Struck him on or around the knee roll as he didn't get his bat across to defend. Good ball from Zaheer - produced the in-dipper and got slight seam movement to catch Warner unawares. Warner lbw b Zaheer 8(23)
Ashwin to Shaun Marsh, out Bowled!! Shaun Marsh is comprehensively bowled. His horrid tour continues. He can't believe that it has bowled him and walks off shell-shocked. Took some time for him to realise that it has indeed castled him. Slower, and tantalising flight from Ashwin. It went straight on and Shaun Marsh played completely outside the line. The bat was hanging out without any hope, the ball slowly found it's way past the inside edge and kissed off. Marsh couldn't have played that any poorly - shows his lack of form. Shaun Marsh b Ashwin 3(12)
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, to long on
Umesh Yadav to Ed Cowan, FOUR, a gift that for Ed Cowan and he cashes in. Full toss outside off, at a friendly height, just eased past cover. Kohli gave chase, but the ball beat him easily to the ropes. First boundary for Ed Cowan and for Australia as well
Zaheer to Ed Cowan, FOUR, not the pitch to bowl short and Zaheer learns it the hard way. Short one outside off, Ed Cowan rolls his wrists and pulls it with disdain to the deep mid wicket fence. He is standing well outside the crease and pulled it authoritatively
Zaheer to Warner, out Lbw!! Aleem Dar took his time and then gave it out. It was a fair decision too. Warner caught on the crease and struck on the pad in front of middle and leg. Struck him on or around the knee roll as he didn't get his bat across to defend. Good ball from Zaheer - produced the in-dipper and got slight seam movement to catch Warner unawares. Warner lbw b Zaheer 8(23)
Ashwin to Shaun Marsh, out Bowled!! Shaun Marsh is comprehensively bowled. His horrid tour continues. He can't believe that it has bowled him and walks off shell-shocked. Took some time for him to realise that it has indeed castled him. Slower, and tantalising flight from Ashwin. It went straight on and Shaun Marsh played completely outside the line. The bat was hanging out without any hope, the ball slowly found it's way past the inside edge and kissed off. Marsh couldn't have played that any poorly - shows his lack of form. Shaun Marsh b Ashwin 3(12)
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, that's pure class. Absolute class. The shot of the day so far. Umesh Yadav bowled him with that same delivery at Perth, but here Ponting gets back and across, before transferring his weight forward and punching it with a straight bat past the stumps. The timing was superb and it took the ball all the way, beating mid on. Lovely to see.
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, bad ball and easy boundary for Ponting. Down leg, Ponting shuffles across and glances it fine, beating fine leg easily
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, no third slip and that is another boundary for Ponting. Very streaky though. Tried to soften the impact by taking the bottom hand off the bat handle, but it was a clear edge and it ran away as no third man was present. Good delivery, but it is four runs for Ponting
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, Ponting at his best! When he was at his prime, this was his go-to shot and he turns the clock back. It was fractionally short on off, Ponting was onto it in a flash - rocking back and crunching a pull wide of square leg. The ball sped away to the fence. Can't bowl there to the best puller/hooker in the modern game.
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, Woah! Now through the off side. Exaggerated backfoot punch. Not a bad ball - just a splendid shot. Short of a length outside off, Ponting transferred his weight back and unfurled a scorching punch, that beat point and cover. One through the leg side and one now on the off side. Ponting looking ominous on this flat wicket
Ishant to Ed Cowan, FOUR, India could have got both Ed Cowan and Ponting if they had a third slip. Ishant the bowler to suffer this time. Poor captaincy this by Sehwag. Full and wide outside off, the sucker ball - Ed Cowan drove well away from his body and it flew through the vacant third slip. Very catchable height too.
Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, pre-meditated shot, but well hit by Ponting. Kneels down and slog sweeps it along the ground beating mid wicket and the man behind square. Hit well in front of square and it rocketed away. Top shot from Punter
Ashwin to Ed Cowan, out Caught by Laxman at short cover!! Excellent catch by VVS. His batting may not have fired this series, but his catching is still top-notch. Credit to Ashwin as well, he kept tossing it up and lured Ed Cowan into the airy drive. Cowan couldn't keep it down and it was taken well, low to his right by Lax. Ashwin is pumped and India get a vital wicket just before lunch. Ed Cowan c Laxman b Ashwin 30(63) [4s-3]
Sehwag to Ponting, FOUR, shouts of 'catch' but that has been flicked away superbly by Ponting. Came down the track and put it away past VVS at mid wicket and then beat Zak at deep mid, who put in a clumsy effort, not diving. A classy boundary nonetheless
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, lovely drive from Michael Clarke and he gets a boundary. Beats Umesh on the dive at mid off. He went to his left, but dived over the ball. Clarke getting right to the pitch of that off-break and timing it magnificently
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, 2 runs, well bowled but well negotiated as well, yorker length on the off, Ponting jams it down to backward square leg region for a couple, brings up Ponting's FIFTY as well. Good, positive innings this. His good run at Adelaide continues, can he convert this into a century?
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, FOUR, Umesh tries the short one but Clarke sends it to the boundary. Short delivery sits up to be smashed, Clarke stays back and pulls it down to deep square leg, Umesh's inconsistency continues to haunt him
Zaheer to Michael Clarke, FOUR, poor fielding by Umesh at deep square leg! Very lazy stuff that. Clarke works this with the angle, Umesh runs across a long way but does not bend enough, allows it to go through him to the fence. Need to do much better, young man
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, superb drive! Umesh tries to pitch it up but overpitches, Ponting gets half forward and presents the full face of the bat and drives it to long off, big boundaries but that doesn't matter
Zaheer to Michael Clarke, FOUR, poor ball. Wrong line and an easy boundary. On the leg stump line, Clarke gets some bat on it and works it away to fine leg, collects 4 gifted runs
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, not a bad ball, just a superb shot. That is actually a good length delivery but Clarke stretches a long way and punches off the frontfoot, hits it through extra cover for a four. Terrific shot
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, shot of the day! What a terrific shot. Yes it was short of length, yes he did give some width but still..what a shot! Stands tall, punches it off the frontfoot and hits it between point and cover, just raced to the fence
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, edged and four to third man. That's what happens when you don't have first slip. Would have been a sitter if there was first slip but there is none. Loose shot from Clarke - flashes away from the body and edges it, goes right between Saha and Laxman, who is standing wide as the lone slip. They can only look at each other. "Unlucky Ishant". That tag suits him well this time
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, poor ball. Short ball sits up to be hit, Clarke swivels and absolutely hammers it to deep mid wicket
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, back to back boundaries but Ashwin should not mind this. He gives it air and invites Clarke forward, he uses his feet and lofts it over mid on, brings up his fifty in style. This partnership is looking threatening
Ishant to Ponting, 1 run, quick single, defends this to the left of backward point and looks up at his partner who responds well and takes it easily in the end, goos running between the wickets
Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, 13000 Test runs for the legendary Ricky Ponting. Gets a warm round of applause from the Adelaide crowd and he acknowledges it. Gets to the milestone with a sweep shot to deep backward square leg
Ishant to Ponting, 1 run, 100 partnership up with a drive to extra cover, ominous signs for India. They look good to make it really big
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, not a bad ball but excellent placement, a fraction short outside off, Clarke waits deep in the crease and cuts it hard wide of backward point for a boundary
Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, good use of his feet. Sees the flighted delivery and comes down the track, lofts it over mid off, doesn't time it too well but the ball finds enough legs to reach the boundary, Ashwin should not mind this though
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, shot! A bit short from Ashwin, Clarke goes deep in the crease and gives himself some room, cuts it hard through covers for a boundary, excellent use of the feet
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, outside off lines but too short again, Clarke cuts it with disdain through point, another boundary in the same area
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, third boundary of the over, Clarke is taking the attack to Ashwin now. Charges down the track and lofts him inside out over extra cover, Ashwin should not mind it much as he gives himself a chance of taking a wicket with that flight
Sehwag to Michael Clarke, SIX, tossed up on the off stump, Michael Clarke gets down the track and lofts it over the bowler's head for a maximum. Super shot.
Zaheer to Michael Clarke, 2 runs, good length delivery outside off, Michael Clarke plays a square drive through the point region for a couple. That brings up the 150 run partnership.
Zaheer to Ponting, FOUR, gets to his hundred with a square driven boundary!! No century for 2 years and now he has 2 in this series. 6th Hundred at this ground and 41st Test century overall. He is second on the all time list for hundreds, has just gone past Kallis. He is joyous after getting to his hundred. Waved his bat fiercely and roared with clenched fists. Tiger indeed!
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, that was a majestic shot!! As good as it gets. A touch back of a length outside off, Ponting waits on the backfoot and creams it really late past the point region with an open face. Super shot.
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, FOUR, short of length delivery outside off, Michael Clarke smokes it through the midwicket for a boundary. Super shot this from Michael Clarke, Yadav needs to bowl his bouncers a bit more faster to have any effect.
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, FOUR, back of a length delivery nipping into Michael Clarke, he cuts it behind point, the ball runs to the boundary rope. That's his 19th Test hundred. It has been a flawless knock. He raises his bat in appreciation. Second hundred of the series, can he convert this one into a bigger one?
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, leg byes, FOUR, what a return from Umesh Yadav. Fast bouncer, it nips in a bit, Michael Clarke had no clue about it and was hit on the helmet as he looks to duck, the ball rolls away to the fine leg boundary.
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Michael Clarke slashes at it, the ball goes to the third man boundary. Totally dismissed from his presence, Ishant has dished out nonsense right from the first ball.
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, ohh what a player!. Short and wide outside off, Michael Clarke gets on top of it and cuts it through point for another boundary. Ashwin was busy adjusting his hat and put in a poor effort.
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, Clarke is on song. This one is tossed up outside off, Michael Clarke rocks back and crunches it wide of Sachin at backward point. He moves to his right, but can't get anywhere near the ball. Clarke nears Ponting now
Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, as easy as it gets. Ashwin tosses this one outside off, Ponting gets a good stride forward and creams a punchy off-drive on the up and over mid-off for a boundary
Sehwag to Michael Clarke, FOUR, Michael Clarke joins in the fun. Gets inside out to a flighted delivery and lifts it effortlessly over mid-off for a one bounce boundary
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, DROPPED!!! On a good length and outside off, he induces the drive from Michael Clarke, gets the outside edge which flies to the place where a third slip would have taken it. Laxman at second slip dives to his right, gets a hand to it, but the ball still rolls down to the third man boundary. Ishant is exasperated
Ishant to Michael Clarke, 1 run, back of a length delivery outside off, Michael Clarke drives it to sweeper cover for a single. That brings up the 250 run stand between these two.
Umesh Yadav to Ed Cowan, FOUR, a gift that for Ed Cowan and he cashes in. Full toss outside off, at a friendly height, just eased past cover. Kohli gave chase, but the ball beat him easily to the ropes. First boundary for Ed Cowan and for Australia as well
Zaheer to Ed Cowan, FOUR, not the pitch to bowl short and Zaheer learns it the hard way. Short one outside off, Ed Cowan rolls his wrists and pulls it with disdain to the deep mid wicket fence. He is standing well outside the crease and pulled it authoritatively
Zaheer to Warner, out Lbw!! Aleem Dar took his time and then gave it out. It was a fair decision too. Warner caught on the crease and struck on the pad in front of middle and leg. Struck him on or around the knee roll as he didn't get his bat across to defend. Good ball from Zaheer - produced the in-dipper and got slight seam movement to catch Warner unawares. Warner lbw b Zaheer 8(23)
Ashwin to Shaun Marsh, out Bowled!! Shaun Marsh is comprehensively bowled. His horrid tour continues. He can't believe that it has bowled him and walks off shell-shocked. Took some time for him to realise that it has indeed castled him. Slower, and tantalising flight from Ashwin. It went straight on and Shaun Marsh played completely outside the line. The bat was hanging out without any hope, the ball slowly found it's way past the inside edge and kissed off. Marsh couldn't have played that any poorly - shows his lack of form. Shaun Marsh b Ashwin 3(12)
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, that's pure class. Absolute class. The shot of the day so far. Umesh Yadav bowled him with that same delivery at Perth, but here Ponting gets back and across, before transferring his weight forward and punching it with a straight bat past the stumps. The timing was superb and it took the ball all the way, beating mid on. Lovely to see.
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, bad ball and easy boundary for Ponting. Down leg, Ponting shuffles across and glances it fine, beating fine leg easily
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, no third slip and that is another boundary for Ponting. Very streaky though. Tried to soften the impact by taking the bottom hand off the bat handle, but it was a clear edge and it ran away as no third man was present. Good delivery, but it is four runs for Ponting
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, Ponting at his best! When he was at his prime, this was his go-to shot and he turns the clock back. It was fractionally short on off, Ponting was onto it in a flash - rocking back and crunching a pull wide of square leg. The ball sped away to the fence. Can't bowl there to the best puller/hooker in the modern game.
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, Woah! Now through the off side. Exaggerated backfoot punch. Not a bad ball - just a splendid shot. Short of a length outside off, Ponting transferred his weight back and unfurled a scorching punch, that beat point and cover. One through the leg side and one now on the off side. Ponting looking ominous on this flat wicket
Ishant to Ed Cowan, FOUR, India could have got both Ed Cowan and Ponting if they had a third slip. Ishant the bowler to suffer this time. Poor captaincy this by Sehwag. Full and wide outside off, the sucker ball - Ed Cowan drove well away from his body and it flew through the vacant third slip. Very catchable height too.
Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, pre-meditated shot, but well hit by Ponting. Kneels down and slog sweeps it along the ground beating mid wicket and the man behind square. Hit well in front of square and it rocketed away. Top shot from Punter
Ashwin to Ed Cowan, out Caught by Laxman at short cover!! Excellent catch by VVS. His batting may not have fired this series, but his catching is still top-notch. Credit to Ashwin as well, he kept tossing it up and lured Ed Cowan into the airy drive. Cowan couldn't keep it down and it was taken well, low to his right by Lax. Ashwin is pumped and India get a vital wicket just before lunch. Ed Cowan c Laxman b Ashwin 30(63) [4s-3]
Sehwag to Ponting, FOUR, shouts of 'catch' but that has been flicked away superbly by Ponting. Came down the track and put it away past VVS at mid wicket and then beat Zak at deep mid, who put in a clumsy effort, not diving. A classy boundary nonetheless
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, lovely drive from Michael Clarke and he gets a boundary. Beats Umesh on the dive at mid off. He went to his left, but dived over the ball. Clarke getting right to the pitch of that off-break and timing it magnificently
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, 2 runs, well bowled but well negotiated as well, yorker length on the off, Ponting jams it down to backward square leg region for a couple, brings up Ponting's FIFTY as well. Good, positive innings this. His good run at Adelaide continues, can he convert this into a century?
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, FOUR, Umesh tries the short one but Clarke sends it to the boundary. Short delivery sits up to be smashed, Clarke stays back and pulls it down to deep square leg, Umesh's inconsistency continues to haunt him
Zaheer to Michael Clarke, FOUR, poor fielding by Umesh at deep square leg! Very lazy stuff that. Clarke works this with the angle, Umesh runs across a long way but does not bend enough, allows it to go through him to the fence. Need to do much better, young man
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, superb drive! Umesh tries to pitch it up but overpitches, Ponting gets half forward and presents the full face of the bat and drives it to long off, big boundaries but that doesn't matter
Zaheer to Michael Clarke, FOUR, poor ball. Wrong line and an easy boundary. On the leg stump line, Clarke gets some bat on it and works it away to fine leg, collects 4 gifted runs
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, not a bad ball, just a superb shot. That is actually a good length delivery but Clarke stretches a long way and punches off the frontfoot, hits it through extra cover for a four. Terrific shot
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, shot of the day! What a terrific shot. Yes it was short of length, yes he did give some width but still..what a shot! Stands tall, punches it off the frontfoot and hits it between point and cover, just raced to the fence
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, edged and four to third man. That's what happens when you don't have first slip. Would have been a sitter if there was first slip but there is none. Loose shot from Clarke - flashes away from the body and edges it, goes right between Saha and Laxman, who is standing wide as the lone slip. They can only look at each other. "Unlucky Ishant". That tag suits him well this time
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, poor ball. Short ball sits up to be hit, Clarke swivels and absolutely hammers it to deep mid wicket
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, back to back boundaries but Ashwin should not mind this. He gives it air and invites Clarke forward, he uses his feet and lofts it over mid on, brings up his fifty in style. This partnership is looking threatening
Ishant to Ponting, 1 run, quick single, defends this to the left of backward point and looks up at his partner who responds well and takes it easily in the end, goos running between the wickets
Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, 13000 Test runs for the legendary Ricky Ponting. Gets a warm round of applause from the Adelaide crowd and he acknowledges it. Gets to the milestone with a sweep shot to deep backward square leg
Ishant to Ponting, 1 run, 100 partnership up with a drive to extra cover, ominous signs for India. They look good to make it really big
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, not a bad ball but excellent placement, a fraction short outside off, Clarke waits deep in the crease and cuts it hard wide of backward point for a boundary
Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, good use of his feet. Sees the flighted delivery and comes down the track, lofts it over mid off, doesn't time it too well but the ball finds enough legs to reach the boundary, Ashwin should not mind this though
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, shot! A bit short from Ashwin, Clarke goes deep in the crease and gives himself some room, cuts it hard through covers for a boundary, excellent use of the feet
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, outside off lines but too short again, Clarke cuts it with disdain through point, another boundary in the same area
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, third boundary of the over, Clarke is taking the attack to Ashwin now. Charges down the track and lofts him inside out over extra cover, Ashwin should not mind it much as he gives himself a chance of taking a wicket with that flight
Sehwag to Michael Clarke, SIX, tossed up on the off stump, Michael Clarke gets down the track and lofts it over the bowler's head for a maximum. Super shot.
Zaheer to Michael Clarke, 2 runs, good length delivery outside off, Michael Clarke plays a square drive through the point region for a couple. That brings up the 150 run partnership.
Zaheer to Ponting, FOUR, gets to his hundred with a square driven boundary!! No century for 2 years and now he has 2 in this series. 6th Hundred at this ground and 41st Test century overall. He is second on the all time list for hundreds, has just gone past Kallis. He is joyous after getting to his hundred. Waved his bat fiercely and roared with clenched fists. Tiger indeed!
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, that was a majestic shot!! As good as it gets. A touch back of a length outside off, Ponting waits on the backfoot and creams it really late past the point region with an open face. Super shot.
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, FOUR, short of length delivery outside off, Michael Clarke smokes it through the midwicket for a boundary. Super shot this from Michael Clarke, Yadav needs to bowl his bouncers a bit more faster to have any effect.
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, FOUR, back of a length delivery nipping into Michael Clarke, he cuts it behind point, the ball runs to the boundary rope. That's his 19th Test hundred. It has been a flawless knock. He raises his bat in appreciation. Second hundred of the series, can he convert this one into a bigger one?
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, leg byes, FOUR, what a return from Umesh Yadav. Fast bouncer, it nips in a bit, Michael Clarke had no clue about it and was hit on the helmet as he looks to duck, the ball rolls away to the fine leg boundary.
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Michael Clarke slashes at it, the ball goes to the third man boundary. Totally dismissed from his presence, Ishant has dished out nonsense right from the first ball.
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, ohh what a player!. Short and wide outside off, Michael Clarke gets on top of it and cuts it through point for another boundary. Ashwin was busy adjusting his hat and put in a poor effort.
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, Clarke is on song. This one is tossed up outside off, Michael Clarke rocks back and crunches it wide of Sachin at backward point. He moves to his right, but can't get anywhere near the ball. Clarke nears Ponting now
Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, as easy as it gets. Ashwin tosses this one outside off, Ponting gets a good stride forward and creams a punchy off-drive on the up and over mid-off for a boundary
Sehwag to Michael Clarke, FOUR, Michael Clarke joins in the fun. Gets inside out to a flighted delivery and lifts it effortlessly over mid-off for a one bounce boundary
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, DROPPED!!! On a good length and outside off, he induces the drive from Michael Clarke, gets the outside edge which flies to the place where a third slip would have taken it. Laxman at second slip dives to his right, gets a hand to it, but the ball still rolls down to the third man boundary. Ishant is exasperated
Ishant to Michael Clarke, 1 run, back of a length delivery outside off, Michael Clarke drives it to sweeper cover for a single. That brings up the 250 run stand between these two.
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, bad ball and a gift that. Full and drifting onto the pads, Michael Clarke gets an easy boundary with a clip off the pads, that races away to the deep mid wicket fence
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, 2nd boundary of the over and surprisingly there is no third slip for Ponting. Good ball by Ishant, draws Ponting forward and then catches the edge, it dies down pretty quickly and flies through the gap between 3rd slip and gully. No third man and that's Ponting's first boundary of the day
Zaheer to Michael Clarke, FOUR, that's 150 for Michael Clarke. That's the shot he was aiming for the previous ball and now he has found it. Leant forward and square drove it wide of cover. The ball raced away. Raises the bat and acknowledges the cheers of the Adelaide crowd. He would be eyeing a much bigger score though
Zaheer to Michael Clarke, FOUR, pristine off drive by Michael Clarke. On the up too. Did it hit Ponting's foot? No. It didn't. Clarke got forward and timed it beautifully. The ball races away on the fast outfield towards the straight boundary
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, Ponting's bread and butter shot. Short outside off, Ponting controls the pull and gets a boundary, beating a lazy Ash on the deep mid wicket fence. He didn't put in the dive nor did he make any effort to do so. Very poor stuff
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, 150 for Ponting. What a way to get there as well. Perhaps his best shot of the innings. Leant forward and timed the straight drive past the stumps. Just missed them and the timing was so good, that it gave mid on no chance. That shot proves how good a track this is and how well Ponting is seeing them. No great celebrations. Just a mild one
Zaheer to Ponting, FOUR, short down leg, too easy for Ponting - he swivels and pulls it down to fine leg, beating the man without any fuss. He now goes past Michael Clarke.
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, 1 run, the 300 run stand is up with a controlled drive to Sachin Tendulkar at deep point. Michael Clarke and Ponting shake hands on their feat
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, FOUR, goes for the short one again, but down leg, Michael Clarke swivels on the pull and though he hasn't timed it well, he gets it down to fine leg, beating the man on the fence. Nothing is going right for Umesh Yadav
Umesh Yadav to Ed Cowan, FOUR, a gift that for Ed Cowan and he cashes in. Full toss outside off, at a friendly height, just eased past cover. Kohli gave chase, but the ball beat him easily to the ropes. First boundary for Ed Cowan and for Australia as well
Zaheer to Ed Cowan, FOUR, not the pitch to bowl short and Zaheer learns it the hard way. Short one outside off, Ed Cowan rolls his wrists and pulls it with disdain to the deep mid wicket fence. He is standing well outside the crease and pulled it authoritatively
Zaheer to Warner, out Lbw!! Aleem Dar took his time and then gave it out. It was a fair decision too. Warner caught on the crease and struck on the pad in front of middle and leg. Struck him on or around the knee roll as he didn't get his bat across to defend. Good ball from Zaheer - produced the in-dipper and got slight seam movement to catch Warner unawares. Warner lbw b Zaheer 8(23)
Ashwin to Shaun Marsh, out Bowled!! Shaun Marsh is comprehensively bowled. His horrid tour continues. He can't believe that it has bowled him and walks off shell-shocked. Took some time for him to realise that it has indeed castled him. Slower, and tantalising flight from Ashwin. It went straight on and Shaun Marsh played completely outside the line. The bat was hanging out without any hope, the ball slowly found it's way past the inside edge and kissed off. Marsh couldn't have played that any poorly - shows his lack of form. Shaun Marsh b Ashwin 3(12)
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, that's pure class. Absolute class. The shot of the day so far. Umesh Yadav bowled him with that same delivery at Perth, but here Ponting gets back and across, before transferring his weight forward and punching it with a straight bat past the stumps. The timing was superb and it took the ball all the way, beating mid on. Lovely to see.
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, bad ball and easy boundary for Ponting. Down leg, Ponting shuffles across and glances it fine, beating fine leg easily
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, no third slip and that is another boundary for Ponting. Very streaky though. Tried to soften the impact by taking the bottom hand off the bat handle, but it was a clear edge and it ran away as no third man was present. Good delivery, but it is four runs for Ponting
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, Ponting at his best! When he was at his prime, this was his go-to shot and he turns the clock back. It was fractionally short on off, Ponting was onto it in a flash - rocking back and crunching a pull wide of square leg. The ball sped away to the fence. Can't bowl there to the best puller/hooker in the modern game.
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, Woah! Now through the off side. Exaggerated backfoot punch. Not a bad ball - just a splendid shot. Short of a length outside off, Ponting transferred his weight back and unfurled a scorching punch, that beat point and cover. One through the leg side and one now on the off side. Ponting looking ominous on this flat wicket
Ishant to Ed Cowan, FOUR, India could have got both Ed Cowan and Ponting if they had a third slip. Ishant the bowler to suffer this time. Poor captaincy this by Sehwag. Full and wide outside off, the sucker ball - Ed Cowan drove well away from his body and it flew through the vacant third slip. Very catchable height too.
Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, pre-meditated shot, but well hit by Ponting. Kneels down and slog sweeps it along the ground beating mid wicket and the man behind square. Hit well in front of square and it rocketed away. Top shot from Punter
Ashwin to Ed Cowan, out Caught by Laxman at short cover!! Excellent catch by VVS. His batting may not have fired this series, but his catching is still top-notch. Credit to Ashwin as well, he kept tossing it up and lured Ed Cowan into the airy drive. Cowan couldn't keep it down and it was taken well, low to his right by Lax. Ashwin is pumped and India get a vital wicket just before lunch. Ed Cowan c Laxman b Ashwin 30(63) [4s-3]
Sehwag to Ponting, FOUR, shouts of 'catch' but that has been flicked away superbly by Ponting. Came down the track and put it away past VVS at mid wicket and then beat Zak at deep mid, who put in a clumsy effort, not diving. A classy boundary nonetheless
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, lovely drive from Michael Clarke and he gets a boundary. Beats Umesh on the dive at mid off. He went to his left, but dived over the ball. Clarke getting right to the pitch of that off-break and timing it magnificently
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, 2 runs, well bowled but well negotiated as well, yorker length on the off, Ponting jams it down to backward square leg region for a couple, brings up Ponting's FIFTY as well. Good, positive innings this. His good run at Adelaide continues, can he convert this into a century?
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, FOUR, Umesh tries the short one but Clarke sends it to the boundary. Short delivery sits up to be smashed, Clarke stays back and pulls it down to deep square leg, Umesh's inconsistency continues to haunt him
Zaheer to Michael Clarke, FOUR, poor fielding by Umesh at deep square leg! Very lazy stuff that. Clarke works this with the angle, Umesh runs across a long way but does not bend enough, allows it to go through him to the fence. Need to do much better, young man
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, superb drive! Umesh tries to pitch it up but overpitches, Ponting gets half forward and presents the full face of the bat and drives it to long off, big boundaries but that doesn't matter
Zaheer to Michael Clarke, FOUR, poor ball. Wrong line and an easy boundary. On the leg stump line, Clarke gets some bat on it and works it away to fine leg, collects 4 gifted runs
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, not a bad ball, just a superb shot. That is actually a good length delivery but Clarke stretches a long way and punches off the frontfoot, hits it through extra cover for a four. Terrific shot
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, shot of the day! What a terrific shot. Yes it was short of length, yes he did give some width but still..what a shot! Stands tall, punches it off the frontfoot and hits it between point and cover, just raced to the fence
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, edged and four to third man. That's what happens when you don't have first slip. Would have been a sitter if there was first slip but there is none. Loose shot from Clarke - flashes away from the body and edges it, goes right between Saha and Laxman, who is standing wide as the lone slip. They can only look at each other. "Unlucky Ishant". That tag suits him well this time
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, poor ball. Short ball sits up to be hit, Clarke swivels and absolutely hammers it to deep mid wicket
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, back to back boundaries but Ashwin should not mind this. He gives it air and invites Clarke forward, he uses his feet and lofts it over mid on, brings up his fifty in style. This partnership is looking threatening
Ishant to Ponting, 1 run, quick single, defends this to the left of backward point and looks up at his partner who responds well and takes it easily in the end, goos running between the wickets
Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, 13000 Test runs for the legendary Ricky Ponting. Gets a warm round of applause from the Adelaide crowd and he acknowledges it. Gets to the milestone with a sweep shot to deep backward square leg
Ishant to Ponting, 1 run, 100 partnership up with a drive to extra cover, ominous signs for India. They look good to make it really big
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, not a bad ball but excellent placement, a fraction short outside off, Clarke waits deep in the crease and cuts it hard wide of backward point for a boundary
Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, good use of his feet. Sees the flighted delivery and comes down the track, lofts it over mid off, doesn't time it too well but the ball finds enough legs to reach the boundary, Ashwin should not mind this though
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, shot! A bit short from Ashwin, Clarke goes deep in the crease and gives himself some room, cuts it hard through covers for a boundary, excellent use of the feet
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, outside off lines but too short again, Clarke cuts it with disdain through point, another boundary in the same area
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, third boundary of the over, Clarke is taking the attack to Ashwin now. Charges down the track and lofts him inside out over extra cover, Ashwin should not mind it much as he gives himself a chance of taking a wicket with that flight
Sehwag to Michael Clarke, SIX, tossed up on the off stump, Michael Clarke gets down the track and lofts it over the bowler's head for a maximum. Super shot.
Zaheer to Michael Clarke, 2 runs, good length delivery outside off, Michael Clarke plays a square drive through the point region for a couple. That brings up the 150 run partnership.
Zaheer to Ponting, FOUR, gets to his hundred with a square driven boundary!! No century for 2 years and now he has 2 in this series. 6th Hundred at this ground and 41st Test century overall. He is second on the all time list for hundreds, has just gone past Kallis. He is joyous after getting to his hundred. Waved his bat fiercely and roared with clenched fists. Tiger indeed!
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, that was a majestic shot!! As good as it gets. A touch back of a length outside off, Ponting waits on the backfoot and creams it really late past the point region with an open face. Super shot.
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, FOUR, short of length delivery outside off, Michael Clarke smokes it through the midwicket for a boundary. Super shot this from Michael Clarke, Yadav needs to bowl his bouncers a bit more faster to have any effect.
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, FOUR, back of a length delivery nipping into Michael Clarke, he cuts it behind point, the ball runs to the boundary rope. That's his 19th Test hundred. It has been a flawless knock. He raises his bat in appreciation. Second hundred of the series, can he convert this one into a bigger one?
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, leg byes, FOUR, what a return from Umesh Yadav. Fast bouncer, it nips in a bit, Michael Clarke had no clue about it and was hit on the helmet as he looks to duck, the ball rolls away to the fine leg boundary.
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Michael Clarke slashes at it, the ball goes to the third man boundary. Totally dismissed from his presence, Ishant has dished out nonsense right from the first ball.
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, ohh what a player!. Short and wide outside off, Michael Clarke gets on top of it and cuts it through point for another boundary. Ashwin was busy adjusting his hat and put in a poor effort.
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, Clarke is on song. This one is tossed up outside off, Michael Clarke rocks back and crunches it wide of Sachin at backward point. He moves to his right, but can't get anywhere near the ball. Clarke nears Ponting now
Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, as easy as it gets. Ashwin tosses this one outside off, Ponting gets a good stride forward and creams a punchy off-drive on the up and over mid-off for a boundary
Sehwag to Michael Clarke, FOUR, Michael Clarke joins in the fun. Gets inside out to a flighted delivery and lifts it effortlessly over mid-off for a one bounce boundary
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, DROPPED!!! On a good length and outside off, he induces the drive from Michael Clarke, gets the outside edge which flies to the place where a third slip would have taken it. Laxman at second slip dives to his right, gets a hand to it, but the ball still rolls down to the third man boundary. Ishant is exasperated
Ishant to Michael Clarke, 1 run, back of a length delivery outside off, Michael Clarke drives it to sweeper cover for a single. That brings up the 250 run stand between these two.
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, bad ball and a gift that. Full and drifting onto the pads, Michael Clarke gets an easy boundary with a clip off the pads, that races away to the deep mid wicket fence
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, 2nd boundary of the over and surprisingly there is no third slip for Ponting. Good ball by Ishant, draws Ponting forward and then catches the edge, it dies down pretty quickly and flies through the gap between 3rd slip and gully. No third man and that's Ponting's first boundary of the day
Zaheer to Michael Clarke, FOUR, that's 150 for Michael Clarke. That's the shot he was aiming for the previous ball and now he has found it. Leant forward and square drove it wide of cover. The ball raced away. Raises the bat and acknowledges the cheers of the Adelaide crowd. He would be eyeing a much bigger score though
Zaheer to Michael Clarke, FOUR, pristine off drive by Michael Clarke. On the up too. Did it hit Ponting's foot? No. It didn't. Clarke got forward and timed it beautifully. The ball races away on the fast outfield towards the straight boundary
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, Ponting's bread and butter shot. Short outside off, Ponting controls the pull and gets a boundary, beating a lazy Ash on the deep mid wicket fence. He didn't put in the dive nor did he make any effort to do so. Very poor stuff
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, 150 for Ponting. What a way to get there as well. Perhaps his best shot of the innings. Leant forward and timed the straight drive past the stumps. Just missed them and the timing was so good, that it gave mid on no chance. That shot proves how good a track this is and how well Ponting is seeing them. No great celebrations. Just a mild one
Zaheer to Ponting, FOUR, short down leg, too easy for Ponting - he swivels and pulls it down to fine leg, beating the man without any fuss. He now goes past Michael Clarke.
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, 1 run, the 300 run stand is up with a controlled drive to Sachin Tendulkar at deep point. Michael Clarke and Ponting shake hands on their feat
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, FOUR, goes for the short one again, but down leg, Michael Clarke swivels on the pull and though he hasn't timed it well, he gets it down to fine leg, beating the man on the fence. Nothing is going right for Umesh Yadav
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, imperious! Ponting going back and then with his weight back, smashed it through cover on the up. Timed it beautifully. That's quite an unorthodox cover drive and Ponting plays it really well - a sort of a trademark shot for Ponting
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, this keeps getting better and better. Slightly short outside off, rising too, Ponting just whiplashed the cut from the crease. It was in the air, but no point and it ran away, beating a desperate dive from Gauti who ran all the way from deep point.
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, now Michael Clarke gets into the act. Comes down and then goes inside out over cover with a lovely lofted drive. Sachin Tendulkar at sweeper cover gave up the chase pretty quickly
Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, Ponting shows some aggression. Steps out and then clears mid off with a clean strike. Got to the pitch and then went through with the shot. No risk at all in that stroke.
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, horrid ball that from Ashwin - what a poor ball - Michael Clarke won't miss out on those. Very short and ample time for Clarke to go back and choose his region to hit, he cuts and finds the deep backward point fence. Ashwin continues to disappoint and frustrate.
Ishant to Ponting, 3 runs, now Ishant piles on the agony for the Indians by failing to anticipate a straight-forward return chance. Ponting's bat turned in his hand as he came forward to straight drive. It went at knee height to Ishant, very catchable and he lets it go through his hands. The hands came down very late and by the time, he was closing it to catch, the ball had already gone past him. What a miss!
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, Gorgeous! Uses his feet and drives wide of mid off. Ashwin isn't happy with the fielder for not diving - well I guess - he has to set an example first before pointing fingers.
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, out Bowled!! Where did that come from?? Some solace for Yadav at last. It was a back of a length delivery angled into the pads, Michael Clarke looks to flick off his pads, the ball hits his pads and rolls onto the middle and off stump. What a knock from Michael Clarke, the crowd is giving him a standing ovation. But to be truthful, it was a tame dismissal after a flawless knock. Michael Clarke b Umesh Yadav 210(275) [4s-26 6s-1]
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, thats his double hundred. Short delivery on the body, Ponting pulls it away through the square leg region for a boundary. He immediately removes his helmet and acknowledges the crowd. What a time to get your double hundred. That too off his favorite shot, on his favorite ground. 6th double hundred of his career, 3rd against India.
Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, Dropped!! You won't get easier catches from batsmen batting on 215. Floated up on the pads, Ponting flicks uppishly off his pads to Laxman at mid wicket, who jumps up and drops a regulation catch.
Ashwin to Michael Hussey, FOUR, flatter delivery outside off, Michael Hussey gets on the front foot and plays a gorgeous drive through the covers for a boundary. That shot should give him a lot of confidence.
Zaheer to Michael Hussey, FOUR, good length delivery outside off, it tails away a bit, Michael Hussey guides it through the gap between first slip and gully. Laxman is the one chasing it and the ball wins an easy race.
Ashwin to Michael Hussey, FOUR, tossed up invitingly outside off, Michael Hussey comes down the track and drives it uppishly over the extra cover fielder for a boundary. Super shot, he played it with the spin
Ashwin to Michael Hussey, out Michael Hussey Run Out!! That wicket came out of nowhere. Tossed up delivery outside off, Michael Hussey drives it and takes off for a single. But Gambhir at silly point has fielded the ball with his out-stretched right hand, sends in a quick direct hit. Hussey was way short of his crease, in fact he did not have time to react. Finally some brilliance from India in the field. Michael Hussey run out (Gambhir) 25(33) [4s-3]
Ashwin to Haddin, SIX, super shot from Haddin. This is what he is known for. Tossed up invitingly on middle, Haddin opens up his arms and lofts it over the long on boundary for a maximum. Gets off the mark with that shot
Zaheer to Ponting, out Caught by Tendulkar!! Soft dismissal to end a masterly innings. It was on the cards and almost happened in the last over. Shorter delivery on the off stump, Ponting goes for the pull and connects really well. Sachin at the deep midwicket boundary jumps up a bit and takes a good catch. The crowd gives a standing ovation. Ponting c Tendulkar b Zaheer 221(404) [4s-21]
Ashwin to Siddle, out Caught by Saha!! That's it. Thin edge to the keeper. Siddle was looking like getting out any ball. Flatter delivery just outside off, it was the carrom ball again, Siddle came forward to defend and gets a thin outside edge to the keeper Saha. Ashwin and Saha appeal and the umpire gives the decision in their favor. Ashwin picks up his third. First catch for Saha. Siddle c Saha b Ashwin 2(15)
Zaheer to Haddin, FOUR, good length delivery outside off, Haddin plays a square drive through the point region for a crisp boundary.
Ashwin to Ryan Harris, FOUR, tossed up overpitched delivery outside off, Ryan Harris drives it through cover, it's well timed and goes the distance for a boundary
Ashwin to Ryan Harris, FOUR, tossed up wide outside off, Ryan Harris gets on the front foot and drives it through the covers for a boundary.
Ashwin to Haddin, SIX, he tried it 2 balls earlier and failed, this time he connects. Full and on the middle and leg, Haddin bends his knees and lofts it over deep mid wicket, hits it with a straight bat and clears the ropes easily
Umesh Yadav to Ryan Harris, SIX, 600 up with a 6! Very good hook shot. Umesh bangs it short on his face, Harris hooks it away, just about manages to clear the deep square leg fence. He looks up at the dressing room, and stays on. Declaration coming soon?
Umesh Yadav to Ed Cowan, FOUR, a gift that for Ed Cowan and he cashes in. Full toss outside off, at a friendly height, just eased past cover. Kohli gave chase, but the ball beat him easily to the ropes. First boundary for Ed Cowan and for Australia as well
Zaheer to Ed Cowan, FOUR, not the pitch to bowl short and Zaheer learns it the hard way. Short one outside off, Ed Cowan rolls his wrists and pulls it with disdain to the deep mid wicket fence. He is standing well outside the crease and pulled it authoritatively
Zaheer to Warner, out Lbw!! Aleem Dar took his time and then gave it out. It was a fair decision too. Warner caught on the crease and struck on the pad in front of middle and leg. Struck him on or around the knee roll as he didn't get his bat across to defend. Good ball from Zaheer - produced the in-dipper and got slight seam movement to catch Warner unawares. Warner lbw b Zaheer 8(23)
Ashwin to Shaun Marsh, out Bowled!! Shaun Marsh is comprehensively bowled. His horrid tour continues. He can't believe that it has bowled him and walks off shell-shocked. Took some time for him to realise that it has indeed castled him. Slower, and tantalising flight from Ashwin. It went straight on and Shaun Marsh played completely outside the line. The bat was hanging out without any hope, the ball slowly found it's way past the inside edge and kissed off. Marsh couldn't have played that any poorly - shows his lack of form. Shaun Marsh b Ashwin 3(12)
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, that's pure class. Absolute class. The shot of the day so far. Umesh Yadav bowled him with that same delivery at Perth, but here Ponting gets back and across, before transferring his weight forward and punching it with a straight bat past the stumps. The timing was superb and it took the ball all the way, beating mid on. Lovely to see.
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, bad ball and easy boundary for Ponting. Down leg, Ponting shuffles across and glances it fine, beating fine leg easily
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, no third slip and that is another boundary for Ponting. Very streaky though. Tried to soften the impact by taking the bottom hand off the bat handle, but it was a clear edge and it ran away as no third man was present. Good delivery, but it is four runs for Ponting
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, Ponting at his best! When he was at his prime, this was his go-to shot and he turns the clock back. It was fractionally short on off, Ponting was onto it in a flash - rocking back and crunching a pull wide of square leg. The ball sped away to the fence. Can't bowl there to the best puller/hooker in the modern game.
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, Woah! Now through the off side. Exaggerated backfoot punch. Not a bad ball - just a splendid shot. Short of a length outside off, Ponting transferred his weight back and unfurled a scorching punch, that beat point and cover. One through the leg side and one now on the off side. Ponting looking ominous on this flat wicket
Ishant to Ed Cowan, FOUR, India could have got both Ed Cowan and Ponting if they had a third slip. Ishant the bowler to suffer this time. Poor captaincy this by Sehwag. Full and wide outside off, the sucker ball - Ed Cowan drove well away from his body and it flew through the vacant third slip. Very catchable height too.
Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, pre-meditated shot, but well hit by Ponting. Kneels down and slog sweeps it along the ground beating mid wicket and the man behind square. Hit well in front of square and it rocketed away. Top shot from Punter
Ashwin to Ed Cowan, out Caught by Laxman at short cover!! Excellent catch by VVS. His batting may not have fired this series, but his catching is still top-notch. Credit to Ashwin as well, he kept tossing it up and lured Ed Cowan into the airy drive. Cowan couldn't keep it down and it was taken well, low to his right by Lax. Ashwin is pumped and India get a vital wicket just before lunch. Ed Cowan c Laxman b Ashwin 30(63) [4s-3]
Sehwag to Ponting, FOUR, shouts of 'catch' but that has been flicked away superbly by Ponting. Came down the track and put it away past VVS at mid wicket and then beat Zak at deep mid, who put in a clumsy effort, not diving. A classy boundary nonetheless
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, lovely drive from Michael Clarke and he gets a boundary. Beats Umesh on the dive at mid off. He went to his left, but dived over the ball. Clarke getting right to the pitch of that off-break and timing it magnificently
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, 2 runs, well bowled but well negotiated as well, yorker length on the off, Ponting jams it down to backward square leg region for a couple, brings up Ponting's FIFTY as well. Good, positive innings this. His good run at Adelaide continues, can he convert this into a century?
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, FOUR, Umesh tries the short one but Clarke sends it to the boundary. Short delivery sits up to be smashed, Clarke stays back and pulls it down to deep square leg, Umesh's inconsistency continues to haunt him
Zaheer to Michael Clarke, FOUR, poor fielding by Umesh at deep square leg! Very lazy stuff that. Clarke works this with the angle, Umesh runs across a long way but does not bend enough, allows it to go through him to the fence. Need to do much better, young man
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, superb drive! Umesh tries to pitch it up but overpitches, Ponting gets half forward and presents the full face of the bat and drives it to long off, big boundaries but that doesn't matter
Zaheer to Michael Clarke, FOUR, poor ball. Wrong line and an easy boundary. On the leg stump line, Clarke gets some bat on it and works it away to fine leg, collects 4 gifted runs
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, not a bad ball, just a superb shot. That is actually a good length delivery but Clarke stretches a long way and punches off the frontfoot, hits it through extra cover for a four. Terrific shot
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, shot of the day! What a terrific shot. Yes it was short of length, yes he did give some width but still..what a shot! Stands tall, punches it off the frontfoot and hits it between point and cover, just raced to the fence
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, edged and four to third man. That's what happens when you don't have first slip. Would have been a sitter if there was first slip but there is none. Loose shot from Clarke - flashes away from the body and edges it, goes right between Saha and Laxman, who is standing wide as the lone slip. They can only look at each other. "Unlucky Ishant". That tag suits him well this time
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, poor ball. Short ball sits up to be hit, Clarke swivels and absolutely hammers it to deep mid wicket
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, back to back boundaries but Ashwin should not mind this. He gives it air and invites Clarke forward, he uses his feet and lofts it over mid on, brings up his fifty in style. This partnership is looking threatening
Ishant to Ponting, 1 run, quick single, defends this to the left of backward point and looks up at his partner who responds well and takes it easily in the end, goos running between the wickets
Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, 13000 Test runs for the legendary Ricky Ponting. Gets a warm round of applause from the Adelaide crowd and he acknowledges it. Gets to the milestone with a sweep shot to deep backward square leg
Ishant to Ponting, 1 run, 100 partnership up with a drive to extra cover, ominous signs for India. They look good to make it really big
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, not a bad ball but excellent placement, a fraction short outside off, Clarke waits deep in the crease and cuts it hard wide of backward point for a boundary
Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, good use of his feet. Sees the flighted delivery and comes down the track, lofts it over mid off, doesn't time it too well but the ball finds enough legs to reach the boundary, Ashwin should not mind this though
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, shot! A bit short from Ashwin, Clarke goes deep in the crease and gives himself some room, cuts it hard through covers for a boundary, excellent use of the feet
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, outside off lines but too short again, Clarke cuts it with disdain through point, another boundary in the same area
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, third boundary of the over, Clarke is taking the attack to Ashwin now. Charges down the track and lofts him inside out over extra cover, Ashwin should not mind it much as he gives himself a chance of taking a wicket with that flight
Sehwag to Michael Clarke, SIX, tossed up on the off stump, Michael Clarke gets down the track and lofts it over the bowler's head for a maximum. Super shot.
Zaheer to Michael Clarke, 2 runs, good length delivery outside off, Michael Clarke plays a square drive through the point region for a couple. That brings up the 150 run partnership.
Zaheer to Ponting, FOUR, gets to his hundred with a square driven boundary!! No century for 2 years and now he has 2 in this series. 6th Hundred at this ground and 41st Test century overall. He is second on the all time list for hundreds, has just gone past Kallis. He is joyous after getting to his hundred. Waved his bat fiercely and roared with clenched fists. Tiger indeed!
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, that was a majestic shot!! As good as it gets. A touch back of a length outside off, Ponting waits on the backfoot and creams it really late past the point region with an open face. Super shot.
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, FOUR, short of length delivery outside off, Michael Clarke smokes it through the midwicket for a boundary. Super shot this from Michael Clarke, Yadav needs to bowl his bouncers a bit more faster to have any effect.
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, FOUR, back of a length delivery nipping into Michael Clarke, he cuts it behind point, the ball runs to the boundary rope. That's his 19th Test hundred. It has been a flawless knock. He raises his bat in appreciation. Second hundred of the series, can he convert this one into a bigger one?
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, leg byes, FOUR, what a return from Umesh Yadav. Fast bouncer, it nips in a bit, Michael Clarke had no clue about it and was hit on the helmet as he looks to duck, the ball rolls away to the fine leg boundary.
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Michael Clarke slashes at it, the ball goes to the third man boundary. Totally dismissed from his presence, Ishant has dished out nonsense right from the first ball.
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, ohh what a player!. Short and wide outside off, Michael Clarke gets on top of it and cuts it through point for another boundary. Ashwin was busy adjusting his hat and put in a poor effort.
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, Clarke is on song. This one is tossed up outside off, Michael Clarke rocks back and crunches it wide of Sachin at backward point. He moves to his right, but can't get anywhere near the ball. Clarke nears Ponting now
Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, as easy as it gets. Ashwin tosses this one outside off, Ponting gets a good stride forward and creams a punchy off-drive on the up and over mid-off for a boundary
Sehwag to Michael Clarke, FOUR, Michael Clarke joins in the fun. Gets inside out to a flighted delivery and lifts it effortlessly over mid-off for a one bounce boundary
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, DROPPED!!! On a good length and outside off, he induces the drive from Michael Clarke, gets the outside edge which flies to the place where a third slip would have taken it. Laxman at second slip dives to his right, gets a hand to it, but the ball still rolls down to the third man boundary. Ishant is exasperated
Ishant to Michael Clarke, 1 run, back of a length delivery outside off, Michael Clarke drives it to sweeper cover for a single. That brings up the 250 run stand between these two.
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, bad ball and a gift that. Full and drifting onto the pads, Michael Clarke gets an easy boundary with a clip off the pads, that races away to the deep mid wicket fence
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, 2nd boundary of the over and surprisingly there is no third slip for Ponting. Good ball by Ishant, draws Ponting forward and then catches the edge, it dies down pretty quickly and flies through the gap between 3rd slip and gully. No third man and that's Ponting's first boundary of the day
Zaheer to Michael Clarke, FOUR, that's 150 for Michael Clarke. That's the shot he was aiming for the previous ball and now he has found it. Leant forward and square drove it wide of cover. The ball raced away. Raises the bat and acknowledges the cheers of the Adelaide crowd. He would be eyeing a much bigger score though
Zaheer to Michael Clarke, FOUR, pristine off drive by Michael Clarke. On the up too. Did it hit Ponting's foot? No. It didn't. Clarke got forward and timed it beautifully. The ball races away on the fast outfield towards the straight boundary
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, Ponting's bread and butter shot. Short outside off, Ponting controls the pull and gets a boundary, beating a lazy Ash on the deep mid wicket fence. He didn't put in the dive nor did he make any effort to do so. Very poor stuff
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, 150 for Ponting. What a way to get there as well. Perhaps his best shot of the innings. Leant forward and timed the straight drive past the stumps. Just missed them and the timing was so good, that it gave mid on no chance. That shot proves how good a track this is and how well Ponting is seeing them. No great celebrations. Just a mild one
Zaheer to Ponting, FOUR, short down leg, too easy for Ponting - he swivels and pulls it down to fine leg, beating the man without any fuss. He now goes past Michael Clarke.
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, 1 run, the 300 run stand is up with a controlled drive to Sachin Tendulkar at deep point. Michael Clarke and Ponting shake hands on their feat
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, FOUR, goes for the short one again, but down leg, Michael Clarke swivels on the pull and though he hasn't timed it well, he gets it down to fine leg, beating the man on the fence. Nothing is going right for Umesh Yadav
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, imperious! Ponting going back and then with his weight back, smashed it through cover on the up. Timed it beautifully. That's quite an unorthodox cover drive and Ponting plays it really well - a sort of a trademark shot for Ponting
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, this keeps getting better and better. Slightly short outside off, rising too, Ponting just whiplashed the cut from the crease. It was in the air, but no point and it ran away, beating a desperate dive from Gauti who ran all the way from deep point.
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, now Michael Clarke gets into the act. Comes down and then goes inside out over cover with a lovely lofted drive. Sachin Tendulkar at sweeper cover gave up the chase pretty quickly
Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, Ponting shows some aggression. Steps out and then clears mid off with a clean strike. Got to the pitch and then went through with the shot. No risk at all in that stroke.
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, horrid ball that from Ashwin - what a poor ball - Michael Clarke won't miss out on those. Very short and ample time for Clarke to go back and choose his region to hit, he cuts and finds the deep backward point fence. Ashwin continues to disappoint and frustrate.
Ishant to Ponting, 3 runs, now Ishant piles on the agony for the Indians by failing to anticipate a straight-forward return chance. Ponting's bat turned in his hand as he came forward to straight drive. It went at knee height to Ishant, very catchable and he lets it go through his hands. The hands came down very late and by the time, he was closing it to catch, the ball had already gone past him. What a miss!
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, Gorgeous! Uses his feet and drives wide of mid off. Ashwin isn't happy with the fielder for not diving - well I guess - he has to set an example first before pointing fingers.
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, out Bowled!! Where did that come from?? Some solace for Yadav at last. It was a back of a length delivery angled into the pads, Michael Clarke looks to flick off his pads, the ball hits his pads and rolls onto the middle and off stump. What a knock from Michael Clarke, the crowd is giving him a standing ovation. But to be truthful, it was a tame dismissal after a flawless knock. Michael Clarke b Umesh Yadav 210(275) [4s-26 6s-1]
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, thats his double hundred. Short delivery on the body, Ponting pulls it away through the square leg region for a boundary. He immediately removes his helmet and acknowledges the crowd. What a time to get your double hundred. That too off his favorite shot, on his favorite ground. 6th double hundred of his career, 3rd against India.
Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, Dropped!! You won't get easier catches from batsmen batting on 215. Floated up on the pads, Ponting flicks uppishly off his pads to Laxman at mid wicket, who jumps up and drops a regulation catch.
Ashwin to Michael Hussey, FOUR, flatter delivery outside off, Michael Hussey gets on the front foot and plays a gorgeous drive through the covers for a boundary. That shot should give him a lot of confidence.
Zaheer to Michael Hussey, FOUR, good length delivery outside off, it tails away a bit, Michael Hussey guides it through the gap between first slip and gully. Laxman is the one chasing it and the ball wins an easy race.
Ashwin to Michael Hussey, FOUR, tossed up invitingly outside off, Michael Hussey comes down the track and drives it uppishly over the extra cover fielder for a boundary. Super shot, he played it with the spin
Ashwin to Michael Hussey, out Michael Hussey Run Out!! That wicket came out of nowhere. Tossed up delivery outside off, Michael Hussey drives it and takes off for a single. But Gambhir at silly point has fielded the ball with his out-stretched right hand, sends in a quick direct hit. Hussey was way short of his crease, in fact he did not have time to react. Finally some brilliance from India in the field. Michael Hussey run out (Gambhir) 25(33) [4s-3]
Ashwin to Haddin, SIX, super shot from Haddin. This is what he is known for. Tossed up invitingly on middle, Haddin opens up his arms and lofts it over the long on boundary for a maximum. Gets off the mark with that shot
Zaheer to Ponting, out Caught by Tendulkar!! Soft dismissal to end a masterly innings. It was on the cards and almost happened in the last over. Shorter delivery on the off stump, Ponting goes for the pull and connects really well. Sachin at the deep midwicket boundary jumps up a bit and takes a good catch. The crowd gives a standing ovation. Ponting c Tendulkar b Zaheer 221(404) [4s-21]
Ashwin to Siddle, out Caught by Saha!! That's it. Thin edge to the keeper. Siddle was looking like getting out any ball. Flatter delivery just outside off, it was the carrom ball again, Siddle came forward to defend and gets a thin outside edge to the keeper Saha. Ashwin and Saha appeal and the umpire gives the decision in their favor. Ashwin picks up his third. First catch for Saha. Siddle c Saha b Ashwin 2(15)
Zaheer to Haddin, FOUR, good length delivery outside off, Haddin plays a square drive through the point region for a crisp boundary.
Ashwin to Ryan Harris, FOUR, tossed up overpitched delivery outside off, Ryan Harris drives it through cover, it's well timed and goes the distance for a boundary
Ashwin to Ryan Harris, FOUR, tossed up wide outside off, Ryan Harris gets on the front foot and drives it through the covers for a boundary.
Ashwin to Haddin, SIX, he tried it 2 balls earlier and failed, this time he connects. Full and on the middle and leg, Haddin bends his knees and lofts it over deep mid wicket, hits it with a straight bat and clears the ropes easily
Umesh Yadav to Ryan Harris, SIX, 600 up with a 6! Very good hook shot. Umesh bangs it short on his face, Harris hooks it away, just about manages to clear the deep square leg fence. He looks up at the dressing room, and stays on. Declaration coming soon?
Umesh Yadav to Ed Cowan, FOUR, a gift that for Ed Cowan and he cashes in. Full toss outside off, at a friendly height, just eased past cover. Kohli gave chase, but the ball beat him easily to the ropes. First boundary for Ed Cowan and for Australia as well
Zaheer to Ed Cowan, FOUR, not the pitch to bowl short and Zaheer learns it the hard way. Short one outside off, Ed Cowan rolls his wrists and pulls it with disdain to the deep mid wicket fence. He is standing well outside the crease and pulled it authoritatively
Zaheer to Warner, out Lbw!! Aleem Dar took his time and then gave it out. It was a fair decision too. Warner caught on the crease and struck on the pad in front of middle and leg. Struck him on or around the knee roll as he didn't get his bat across to defend. Good ball from Zaheer - produced the in-dipper and got slight seam movement to catch Warner unawares. Warner lbw b Zaheer 8(23)
Ashwin to Shaun Marsh, out Bowled!! Shaun Marsh is comprehensively bowled. His horrid tour continues. He can't believe that it has bowled him and walks off shell-shocked. Took some time for him to realise that it has indeed castled him. Slower, and tantalising flight from Ashwin. It went straight on and Shaun Marsh played completely outside the line. The bat was hanging out without any hope, the ball slowly found it's way past the inside edge and kissed off. Marsh couldn't have played that any poorly - shows his lack of form. Shaun Marsh b Ashwin 3(12)
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, that's pure class. Absolute class. The shot of the day so far. Umesh Yadav bowled him with that same delivery at Perth, but here Ponting gets back and across, before transferring his weight forward and punching it with a straight bat past the stumps. The timing was superb and it took the ball all the way, beating mid on. Lovely to see.
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, bad ball and easy boundary for Ponting. Down leg, Ponting shuffles across and glances it fine, beating fine leg easily
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, no third slip and that is another boundary for Ponting. Very streaky though. Tried to soften the impact by taking the bottom hand off the bat handle, but it was a clear edge and it ran away as no third man was present. Good delivery, but it is four runs for Ponting
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, Ponting at his best! When he was at his prime, this was his go-to shot and he turns the clock back. It was fractionally short on off, Ponting was onto it in a flash - rocking back and crunching a pull wide of square leg. The ball sped away to the fence. Can't bowl there to the best puller/hooker in the modern game.
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, Woah! Now through the off side. Exaggerated backfoot punch. Not a bad ball - just a splendid shot. Short of a length outside off, Ponting transferred his weight back and unfurled a scorching punch, that beat point and cover. One through the leg side and one now on the off side. Ponting looking ominous on this flat wicket
Ishant to Ed Cowan, FOUR, India could have got both Ed Cowan and Ponting if they had a third slip. Ishant the bowler to suffer this time. Poor captaincy this by Sehwag. Full and wide outside off, the sucker ball - Ed Cowan drove well away from his body and it flew through the vacant third slip. Very catchable height too.
Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, pre-meditated shot, but well hit by Ponting. Kneels down and slog sweeps it along the ground beating mid wicket and the man behind square. Hit well in front of square and it rocketed away. Top shot from Punter
Ashwin to Ed Cowan, out Caught by Laxman at short cover!! Excellent catch by VVS. His batting may not have fired this series, but his catching is still top-notch. Credit to Ashwin as well, he kept tossing it up and lured Ed Cowan into the airy drive. Cowan couldn't keep it down and it was taken well, low to his right by Lax. Ashwin is pumped and India get a vital wicket just before lunch. Ed Cowan c Laxman b Ashwin 30(63) [4s-3]
Sehwag to Ponting, FOUR, shouts of 'catch' but that has been flicked away superbly by Ponting. Came down the track and put it away past VVS at mid wicket and then beat Zak at deep mid, who put in a clumsy effort, not diving. A classy boundary nonetheless
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, lovely drive from Michael Clarke and he gets a boundary. Beats Umesh on the dive at mid off. He went to his left, but dived over the ball. Clarke getting right to the pitch of that off-break and timing it magnificently
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, 2 runs, well bowled but well negotiated as well, yorker length on the off, Ponting jams it down to backward square leg region for a couple, brings up Ponting's FIFTY as well. Good, positive innings this. His good run at Adelaide continues, can he convert this into a century?
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, FOUR, Umesh tries the short one but Clarke sends it to the boundary. Short delivery sits up to be smashed, Clarke stays back and pulls it down to deep square leg, Umesh's inconsistency continues to haunt him
Zaheer to Michael Clarke, FOUR, poor fielding by Umesh at deep square leg! Very lazy stuff that. Clarke works this with the angle, Umesh runs across a long way but does not bend enough, allows it to go through him to the fence. Need to do much better, young man
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, superb drive! Umesh tries to pitch it up but overpitches, Ponting gets half forward and presents the full face of the bat and drives it to long off, big boundaries but that doesn't matter
Zaheer to Michael Clarke, FOUR, poor ball. Wrong line and an easy boundary. On the leg stump line, Clarke gets some bat on it and works it away to fine leg, collects 4 gifted runs
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, not a bad ball, just a superb shot. That is actually a good length delivery but Clarke stretches a long way and punches off the frontfoot, hits it through extra cover for a four. Terrific shot
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, shot of the day! What a terrific shot. Yes it was short of length, yes he did give some width but still..what a shot! Stands tall, punches it off the frontfoot and hits it between point and cover, just raced to the fence
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, edged and four to third man. That's what happens when you don't have first slip. Would have been a sitter if there was first slip but there is none. Loose shot from Clarke - flashes away from the body and edges it, goes right between Saha and Laxman, who is standing wide as the lone slip. They can only look at each other. "Unlucky Ishant". That tag suits him well this time
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, poor ball. Short ball sits up to be hit, Clarke swivels and absolutely hammers it to deep mid wicket
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, back to back boundaries but Ashwin should not mind this. He gives it air and invites Clarke forward, he uses his feet and lofts it over mid on, brings up his fifty in style. This partnership is looking threatening
Ishant to Ponting, 1 run, quick single, defends this to the left of backward point and looks up at his partner who responds well and takes it easily in the end, goos running between the wickets
Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, 13000 Test runs for the legendary Ricky Ponting. Gets a warm round of applause from the Adelaide crowd and he acknowledges it. Gets to the milestone with a sweep shot to deep backward square leg
Ishant to Ponting, 1 run, 100 partnership up with a drive to extra cover, ominous signs for India. They look good to make it really big
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, not a bad ball but excellent placement, a fraction short outside off, Clarke waits deep in the crease and cuts it hard wide of backward point for a boundary
Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, good use of his feet. Sees the flighted delivery and comes down the track, lofts it over mid off, doesn't time it too well but the ball finds enough legs to reach the boundary, Ashwin should not mind this though
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, shot! A bit short from Ashwin, Clarke goes deep in the crease and gives himself some room, cuts it hard through covers for a boundary, excellent use of the feet
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, outside off lines but too short again, Clarke cuts it with disdain through point, another boundary in the same area
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, third boundary of the over, Clarke is taking the attack to Ashwin now. Charges down the track and lofts him inside out over extra cover, Ashwin should not mind it much as he gives himself a chance of taking a wicket with that flight
Sehwag to Michael Clarke, SIX, tossed up on the off stump, Michael Clarke gets down the track and lofts it over the bowler's head for a maximum. Super shot.
Zaheer to Michael Clarke, 2 runs, good length delivery outside off, Michael Clarke plays a square drive through the point region for a couple. That brings up the 150 run partnership.
Zaheer to Ponting, FOUR, gets to his hundred with a square driven boundary!! No century for 2 years and now he has 2 in this series. 6th Hundred at this ground and 41st Test century overall. He is second on the all time list for hundreds, has just gone past Kallis. He is joyous after getting to his hundred. Waved his bat fiercely and roared with clenched fists. Tiger indeed!
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, that was a majestic shot!! As good as it gets. A touch back of a length outside off, Ponting waits on the backfoot and creams it really late past the point region with an open face. Super shot.
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, FOUR, short of length delivery outside off, Michael Clarke smokes it through the midwicket for a boundary. Super shot this from Michael Clarke, Yadav needs to bowl his bouncers a bit more faster to have any effect.
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, FOUR, back of a length delivery nipping into Michael Clarke, he cuts it behind point, the ball runs to the boundary rope. That's his 19th Test hundred. It has been a flawless knock. He raises his bat in appreciation. Second hundred of the series, can he convert this one into a bigger one?
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, leg byes, FOUR, what a return from Umesh Yadav. Fast bouncer, it nips in a bit, Michael Clarke had no clue about it and was hit on the helmet as he looks to duck, the ball rolls away to the fine leg boundary.
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Michael Clarke slashes at it, the ball goes to the third man boundary. Totally dismissed from his presence, Ishant has dished out nonsense right from the first ball.
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, ohh what a player!. Short and wide outside off, Michael Clarke gets on top of it and cuts it through point for another boundary. Ashwin was busy adjusting his hat and put in a poor effort.
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, Clarke is on song. This one is tossed up outside off, Michael Clarke rocks back and crunches it wide of Sachin at backward point. He moves to his right, but can't get anywhere near the ball. Clarke nears Ponting now
Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, as easy as it gets. Ashwin tosses this one outside off, Ponting gets a good stride forward and creams a punchy off-drive on the up and over mid-off for a boundary
Sehwag to Michael Clarke, FOUR, Michael Clarke joins in the fun. Gets inside out to a flighted delivery and lifts it effortlessly over mid-off for a one bounce boundary
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, DROPPED!!! On a good length and outside off, he induces the drive from Michael Clarke, gets the outside edge which flies to the place where a third slip would have taken it. Laxman at second slip dives to his right, gets a hand to it, but the ball still rolls down to the third man boundary. Ishant is exasperated
Ishant to Michael Clarke, 1 run, back of a length delivery outside off, Michael Clarke drives it to sweeper cover for a single. That brings up the 250 run stand between these two.
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, bad ball and a gift that. Full and drifting onto the pads, Michael Clarke gets an easy boundary with a clip off the pads, that races away to the deep mid wicket fence
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, 2nd boundary of the over and surprisingly there is no third slip for Ponting. Good ball by Ishant, draws Ponting forward and then catches the edge, it dies down pretty quickly and flies through the gap between 3rd slip and gully. No third man and that's Ponting's first boundary of the day
Zaheer to Michael Clarke, FOUR, that's 150 for Michael Clarke. That's the shot he was aiming for the previous ball and now he has found it. Leant forward and square drove it wide of cover. The ball raced away. Raises the bat and acknowledges the cheers of the Adelaide crowd. He would be eyeing a much bigger score though
Zaheer to Michael Clarke, FOUR, pristine off drive by Michael Clarke. On the up too. Did it hit Ponting's foot? No. It didn't. Clarke got forward and timed it beautifully. The ball races away on the fast outfield towards the straight boundary
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, Ponting's bread and butter shot. Short outside off, Ponting controls the pull and gets a boundary, beating a lazy Ash on the deep mid wicket fence. He didn't put in the dive nor did he make any effort to do so. Very poor stuff
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, 150 for Ponting. What a way to get there as well. Perhaps his best shot of the innings. Leant forward and timed the straight drive past the stumps. Just missed them and the timing was so good, that it gave mid on no chance. That shot proves how good a track this is and how well Ponting is seeing them. No great celebrations. Just a mild one
Zaheer to Ponting, FOUR, short down leg, too easy for Ponting - he swivels and pulls it down to fine leg, beating the man without any fuss. He now goes past Michael Clarke.
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, 1 run, the 300 run stand is up with a controlled drive to Sachin Tendulkar at deep point. Michael Clarke and Ponting shake hands on their feat
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, FOUR, goes for the short one again, but down leg, Michael Clarke swivels on the pull and though he hasn't timed it well, he gets it down to fine leg, beating the man on the fence. Nothing is going right for Umesh Yadav
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, imperious! Ponting going back and then with his weight back, smashed it through cover on the up. Timed it beautifully. That's quite an unorthodox cover drive and Ponting plays it really well - a sort of a trademark shot for Ponting
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, this keeps getting better and better. Slightly short outside off, rising too, Ponting just whiplashed the cut from the crease. It was in the air, but no point and it ran away, beating a desperate dive from Gauti who ran all the way from deep point.
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, now Michael Clarke gets into the act. Comes down and then goes inside out over cover with a lovely lofted drive. Sachin Tendulkar at sweeper cover gave up the chase pretty quickly
Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, Ponting shows some aggression. Steps out and then clears mid off with a clean strike. Got to the pitch and then went through with the shot. No risk at all in that stroke.
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, horrid ball that from Ashwin - what a poor ball - Michael Clarke won't miss out on those. Very short and ample time for Clarke to go back and choose his region to hit, he cuts and finds the deep backward point fence. Ashwin continues to disappoint and frustrate.
Ishant to Ponting, 3 runs, now Ishant piles on the agony for the Indians by failing to anticipate a straight-forward return chance. Ponting's bat turned in his hand as he came forward to straight drive. It went at knee height to Ishant, very catchable and he lets it go through his hands. The hands came down very late and by the time, he was closing it to catch, the ball had already gone past him. What a miss!
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, Gorgeous! Uses his feet and drives wide of mid off. Ashwin isn't happy with the fielder for not diving - well I guess - he has to set an example first before pointing fingers.
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, out Bowled!! Where did that come from?? Some solace for Yadav at last. It was a back of a length delivery angled into the pads, Michael Clarke looks to flick off his pads, the ball hits his pads and rolls onto the middle and off stump. What a knock from Michael Clarke, the crowd is giving him a standing ovation. But to be truthful, it was a tame dismissal after a flawless knock. Michael Clarke b Umesh Yadav 210(275) [4s-26 6s-1]
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, thats his double hundred. Short delivery on the body, Ponting pulls it away through the square leg region for a boundary. He immediately removes his helmet and acknowledges the crowd. What a time to get your double hundred. That too off his favorite shot, on his favorite ground. 6th double hundred of his career, 3rd against India.
Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, Dropped!! You won't get easier catches from batsmen batting on 215. Floated up on the pads, Ponting flicks uppishly off his pads to Laxman at mid wicket, who jumps up and drops a regulation catch.
Ashwin to Michael Hussey, FOUR, flatter delivery outside off, Michael Hussey gets on the front foot and plays a gorgeous drive through the covers for a boundary. That shot should give him a lot of confidence.
Zaheer to Michael Hussey, FOUR, good length delivery outside off, it tails away a bit, Michael Hussey guides it through the gap between first slip and gully. Laxman is the one chasing it and the ball wins an easy race.
Ashwin to Michael Hussey, FOUR, tossed up invitingly outside off, Michael Hussey comes down the track and drives it uppishly over the extra cover fielder for a boundary. Super shot, he played it with the spin
Ashwin to Michael Hussey, out Michael Hussey Run Out!! That wicket came out of nowhere. Tossed up delivery outside off, Michael Hussey drives it and takes off for a single. But Gambhir at silly point has fielded the ball with his out-stretched right hand, sends in a quick direct hit. Hussey was way short of his crease, in fact he did not have time to react. Finally some brilliance from India in the field. Michael Hussey run out (Gambhir) 25(33) [4s-3]
Ashwin to Haddin, SIX, super shot from Haddin. This is what he is known for. Tossed up invitingly on middle, Haddin opens up his arms and lofts it over the long on boundary for a maximum. Gets off the mark with that shot
Zaheer to Ponting, out Caught by Tendulkar!! Soft dismissal to end a masterly innings. It was on the cards and almost happened in the last over. Shorter delivery on the off stump, Ponting goes for the pull and connects really well. Sachin at the deep midwicket boundary jumps up a bit and takes a good catch. The crowd gives a standing ovation. Ponting c Tendulkar b Zaheer 221(404) [4s-21]
Ashwin to Siddle, out Caught by Saha!! That's it. Thin edge to the keeper. Siddle was looking like getting out any ball. Flatter delivery just outside off, it was the carrom ball again, Siddle came forward to defend and gets a thin outside edge to the keeper Saha. Ashwin and Saha appeal and the umpire gives the decision in their favor. Ashwin picks up his third. First catch for Saha. Siddle c Saha b Ashwin 2(15)
Zaheer to Haddin, FOUR, good length delivery outside off, Haddin plays a square drive through the point region for a crisp boundary.
Ashwin to Ryan Harris, FOUR, tossed up overpitched delivery outside off, Ryan Harris drives it through cover, it's well timed and goes the distance for a boundary
Ashwin to Ryan Harris, FOUR, tossed up wide outside off, Ryan Harris gets on the front foot and drives it through the covers for a boundary.
Ashwin to Haddin, SIX, he tried it 2 balls earlier and failed, this time he connects. Full and on the middle and leg, Haddin bends his knees and lofts it over deep mid wicket, hits it with a straight bat and clears the ropes easily
Umesh Yadav to Ryan Harris, SIX, 600 up with a 6! Very good hook shot. Umesh bangs it short on his face, Harris hooks it away, just about manages to clear the deep square leg fence. He looks up at the dressing room, and stays on. Declaration coming soon?
Zaheer to Warner, FOUR, back of a length delivery swinging away, Warner checks his shot, gets an outside edge which flies through the vacant gully region for a boundary.
Ashwin to Ed Cowan, FOUR, tossed up outside off, it's too short, Ed Cowan punches it off the backfoot to the deep extra cover boundary.
Ashwin to Warner, FOUR, just as he was getting Warner under pressure, he lets it go through by delivering a short delivery. Ashwin pulls it away to the deep midwicket region for a boundary
Zaheer to Warner, FOUR, gets on the front foot and plays a lofted on drive over the mid on fielder. The ball rolls over the boundary rope
Zaheer to Warner, FOUR, short outside off, it comes on slowly, Warner gets into position quickly and pulls it to deep midwicket. Kohli chases it, but in vain as he fails to stop the ball from rolling past the ropes
Ashwin to Warner, out Caught&Bowled!! First wicket for Ashwin in the second innings. Tossed up delivery on the pads, Warner hits it straight back in the direction of Ed Cowan, Ashwin comes across and takes a good low catch. Soft dismissal really. Warner departs and the ploy to open with Ashwin has paid off. Warner c and b Ashwin 28(39) [4s-4]
Zaheer to Shaun Marsh, out Lbw!! Marsh gone. Fuller length delivery swinging in sharply, it hits Shaun Marsh on the pads as he looks to flick. Umpire Dharmasena had a good, hard look at it and rules in favor of the bowler. Zak has done it once again, gets another left hander out. Marsh's dreadful run continues. Shaun Marsh lbw b Zaheer 0(4)
Ashwin to Ed Cowan, out Lbw!! Ashwin has accounted for both the openers. This one dipped in a bit and hit Ed Cowan on the pads as he looks to flick after shuffling to the off stump. He is hit plumb in front, it would have gone to hit the middle stump. This is really good bowling from Ashwin. Ed Cowan lbw b Ashwin 10(27) [4s-1]
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, flighted up outside off, Michael Clarke comes down the track and drives it through the cover region for a boundary. Excellent footwork from the skipper
Umesh Yadav to Ed Cowan, FOUR, a gift that for Ed Cowan and he cashes in. Full toss outside off, at a friendly height, just eased past cover. Kohli gave chase, but the ball beat him easily to the ropes. First boundary for Ed Cowan and for Australia as well
Zaheer to Ed Cowan, FOUR, not the pitch to bowl short and Zaheer learns it the hard way. Short one outside off, Ed Cowan rolls his wrists and pulls it with disdain to the deep mid wicket fence. He is standing well outside the crease and pulled it authoritatively
Zaheer to Warner, out Lbw!! Aleem Dar took his time and then gave it out. It was a fair decision too. Warner caught on the crease and struck on the pad in front of middle and leg. Struck him on or around the knee roll as he didn't get his bat across to defend. Good ball from Zaheer - produced the in-dipper and got slight seam movement to catch Warner unawares. Warner lbw b Zaheer 8(23)
Ashwin to Shaun Marsh, out Bowled!! Shaun Marsh is comprehensively bowled. His horrid tour continues. He can't believe that it has bowled him and walks off shell-shocked. Took some time for him to realise that it has indeed castled him. Slower, and tantalising flight from Ashwin. It went straight on and Shaun Marsh played completely outside the line. The bat was hanging out without any hope, the ball slowly found it's way past the inside edge and kissed off. Marsh couldn't have played that any poorly - shows his lack of form. Shaun Marsh b Ashwin 3(12)
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, that's pure class. Absolute class. The shot of the day so far. Umesh Yadav bowled him with that same delivery at Perth, but here Ponting gets back and across, before transferring his weight forward and punching it with a straight bat past the stumps. The timing was superb and it took the ball all the way, beating mid on. Lovely to see.
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, bad ball and easy boundary for Ponting. Down leg, Ponting shuffles across and glances it fine, beating fine leg easily
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, no third slip and that is another boundary for Ponting. Very streaky though. Tried to soften the impact by taking the bottom hand off the bat handle, but it was a clear edge and it ran away as no third man was present. Good delivery, but it is four runs for Ponting
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, Ponting at his best! When he was at his prime, this was his go-to shot and he turns the clock back. It was fractionally short on off, Ponting was onto it in a flash - rocking back and crunching a pull wide of square leg. The ball sped away to the fence. Can't bowl there to the best puller/hooker in the modern game.
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, Woah! Now through the off side. Exaggerated backfoot punch. Not a bad ball - just a splendid shot. Short of a length outside off, Ponting transferred his weight back and unfurled a scorching punch, that beat point and cover. One through the leg side and one now on the off side. Ponting looking ominous on this flat wicket
Ishant to Ed Cowan, FOUR, India could have got both Ed Cowan and Ponting if they had a third slip. Ishant the bowler to suffer this time. Poor captaincy this by Sehwag. Full and wide outside off, the sucker ball - Ed Cowan drove well away from his body and it flew through the vacant third slip. Very catchable height too.
Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, pre-meditated shot, but well hit by Ponting. Kneels down and slog sweeps it along the ground beating mid wicket and the man behind square. Hit well in front of square and it rocketed away. Top shot from Punter
Ashwin to Ed Cowan, out Caught by Laxman at short cover!! Excellent catch by VVS. His batting may not have fired this series, but his catching is still top-notch. Credit to Ashwin as well, he kept tossing it up and lured Ed Cowan into the airy drive. Cowan couldn't keep it down and it was taken well, low to his right by Lax. Ashwin is pumped and India get a vital wicket just before lunch. Ed Cowan c Laxman b Ashwin 30(63) [4s-3]
Sehwag to Ponting, FOUR, shouts of 'catch' but that has been flicked away superbly by Ponting. Came down the track and put it away past VVS at mid wicket and then beat Zak at deep mid, who put in a clumsy effort, not diving. A classy boundary nonetheless
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, lovely drive from Michael Clarke and he gets a boundary. Beats Umesh on the dive at mid off. He went to his left, but dived over the ball. Clarke getting right to the pitch of that off-break and timing it magnificently
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, 2 runs, well bowled but well negotiated as well, yorker length on the off, Ponting jams it down to backward square leg region for a couple, brings up Ponting's FIFTY as well. Good, positive innings this. His good run at Adelaide continues, can he convert this into a century?
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, FOUR, Umesh tries the short one but Clarke sends it to the boundary. Short delivery sits up to be smashed, Clarke stays back and pulls it down to deep square leg, Umesh's inconsistency continues to haunt him
Zaheer to Michael Clarke, FOUR, poor fielding by Umesh at deep square leg! Very lazy stuff that. Clarke works this with the angle, Umesh runs across a long way but does not bend enough, allows it to go through him to the fence. Need to do much better, young man
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, superb drive! Umesh tries to pitch it up but overpitches, Ponting gets half forward and presents the full face of the bat and drives it to long off, big boundaries but that doesn't matter
Zaheer to Michael Clarke, FOUR, poor ball. Wrong line and an easy boundary. On the leg stump line, Clarke gets some bat on it and works it away to fine leg, collects 4 gifted runs
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, not a bad ball, just a superb shot. That is actually a good length delivery but Clarke stretches a long way and punches off the frontfoot, hits it through extra cover for a four. Terrific shot
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, shot of the day! What a terrific shot. Yes it was short of length, yes he did give some width but still..what a shot! Stands tall, punches it off the frontfoot and hits it between point and cover, just raced to the fence
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, edged and four to third man. That's what happens when you don't have first slip. Would have been a sitter if there was first slip but there is none. Loose shot from Clarke - flashes away from the body and edges it, goes right between Saha and Laxman, who is standing wide as the lone slip. They can only look at each other. "Unlucky Ishant". That tag suits him well this time
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, poor ball. Short ball sits up to be hit, Clarke swivels and absolutely hammers it to deep mid wicket
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, back to back boundaries but Ashwin should not mind this. He gives it air and invites Clarke forward, he uses his feet and lofts it over mid on, brings up his fifty in style. This partnership is looking threatening
Ishant to Ponting, 1 run, quick single, defends this to the left of backward point and looks up at his partner who responds well and takes it easily in the end, goos running between the wickets
Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, 13000 Test runs for the legendary Ricky Ponting. Gets a warm round of applause from the Adelaide crowd and he acknowledges it. Gets to the milestone with a sweep shot to deep backward square leg
Ishant to Ponting, 1 run, 100 partnership up with a drive to extra cover, ominous signs for India. They look good to make it really big
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, not a bad ball but excellent placement, a fraction short outside off, Clarke waits deep in the crease and cuts it hard wide of backward point for a boundary
Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, good use of his feet. Sees the flighted delivery and comes down the track, lofts it over mid off, doesn't time it too well but the ball finds enough legs to reach the boundary, Ashwin should not mind this though
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, shot! A bit short from Ashwin, Clarke goes deep in the crease and gives himself some room, cuts it hard through covers for a boundary, excellent use of the feet
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, outside off lines but too short again, Clarke cuts it with disdain through point, another boundary in the same area
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, third boundary of the over, Clarke is taking the attack to Ashwin now. Charges down the track and lofts him inside out over extra cover, Ashwin should not mind it much as he gives himself a chance of taking a wicket with that flight
Sehwag to Michael Clarke, SIX, tossed up on the off stump, Michael Clarke gets down the track and lofts it over the bowler's head for a maximum. Super shot.
Zaheer to Michael Clarke, 2 runs, good length delivery outside off, Michael Clarke plays a square drive through the point region for a couple. That brings up the 150 run partnership.
Zaheer to Ponting, FOUR, gets to his hundred with a square driven boundary!! No century for 2 years and now he has 2 in this series. 6th Hundred at this ground and 41st Test century overall. He is second on the all time list for hundreds, has just gone past Kallis. He is joyous after getting to his hundred. Waved his bat fiercely and roared with clenched fists. Tiger indeed!
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, that was a majestic shot!! As good as it gets. A touch back of a length outside off, Ponting waits on the backfoot and creams it really late past the point region with an open face. Super shot.
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, FOUR, short of length delivery outside off, Michael Clarke smokes it through the midwicket for a boundary. Super shot this from Michael Clarke, Yadav needs to bowl his bouncers a bit more faster to have any effect.
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, FOUR, back of a length delivery nipping into Michael Clarke, he cuts it behind point, the ball runs to the boundary rope. That's his 19th Test hundred. It has been a flawless knock. He raises his bat in appreciation. Second hundred of the series, can he convert this one into a bigger one?
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, leg byes, FOUR, what a return from Umesh Yadav. Fast bouncer, it nips in a bit, Michael Clarke had no clue about it and was hit on the helmet as he looks to duck, the ball rolls away to the fine leg boundary.
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Michael Clarke slashes at it, the ball goes to the third man boundary. Totally dismissed from his presence, Ishant has dished out nonsense right from the first ball.
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, ohh what a player!. Short and wide outside off, Michael Clarke gets on top of it and cuts it through point for another boundary. Ashwin was busy adjusting his hat and put in a poor effort.
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, Clarke is on song. This one is tossed up outside off, Michael Clarke rocks back and crunches it wide of Sachin at backward point. He moves to his right, but can't get anywhere near the ball. Clarke nears Ponting now
Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, as easy as it gets. Ashwin tosses this one outside off, Ponting gets a good stride forward and creams a punchy off-drive on the up and over mid-off for a boundary
Sehwag to Michael Clarke, FOUR, Michael Clarke joins in the fun. Gets inside out to a flighted delivery and lifts it effortlessly over mid-off for a one bounce boundary
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, DROPPED!!! On a good length and outside off, he induces the drive from Michael Clarke, gets the outside edge which flies to the place where a third slip would have taken it. Laxman at second slip dives to his right, gets a hand to it, but the ball still rolls down to the third man boundary. Ishant is exasperated
Ishant to Michael Clarke, 1 run, back of a length delivery outside off, Michael Clarke drives it to sweeper cover for a single. That brings up the 250 run stand between these two.
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, bad ball and a gift that. Full and drifting onto the pads, Michael Clarke gets an easy boundary with a clip off the pads, that races away to the deep mid wicket fence
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, 2nd boundary of the over and surprisingly there is no third slip for Ponting. Good ball by Ishant, draws Ponting forward and then catches the edge, it dies down pretty quickly and flies through the gap between 3rd slip and gully. No third man and that's Ponting's first boundary of the day
Zaheer to Michael Clarke, FOUR, that's 150 for Michael Clarke. That's the shot he was aiming for the previous ball and now he has found it. Leant forward and square drove it wide of cover. The ball raced away. Raises the bat and acknowledges the cheers of the Adelaide crowd. He would be eyeing a much bigger score though
Zaheer to Michael Clarke, FOUR, pristine off drive by Michael Clarke. On the up too. Did it hit Ponting's foot? No. It didn't. Clarke got forward and timed it beautifully. The ball races away on the fast outfield towards the straight boundary
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, Ponting's bread and butter shot. Short outside off, Ponting controls the pull and gets a boundary, beating a lazy Ash on the deep mid wicket fence. He didn't put in the dive nor did he make any effort to do so. Very poor stuff
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, 150 for Ponting. What a way to get there as well. Perhaps his best shot of the innings. Leant forward and timed the straight drive past the stumps. Just missed them and the timing was so good, that it gave mid on no chance. That shot proves how good a track this is and how well Ponting is seeing them. No great celebrations. Just a mild one
Zaheer to Ponting, FOUR, short down leg, too easy for Ponting - he swivels and pulls it down to fine leg, beating the man without any fuss. He now goes past Michael Clarke.
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, 1 run, the 300 run stand is up with a controlled drive to Sachin Tendulkar at deep point. Michael Clarke and Ponting shake hands on their feat
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, FOUR, goes for the short one again, but down leg, Michael Clarke swivels on the pull and though he hasn't timed it well, he gets it down to fine leg, beating the man on the fence. Nothing is going right for Umesh Yadav
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, imperious! Ponting going back and then with his weight back, smashed it through cover on the up. Timed it beautifully. That's quite an unorthodox cover drive and Ponting plays it really well - a sort of a trademark shot for Ponting
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, this keeps getting better and better. Slightly short outside off, rising too, Ponting just whiplashed the cut from the crease. It was in the air, but no point and it ran away, beating a desperate dive from Gauti who ran all the way from deep point.
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, now Michael Clarke gets into the act. Comes down and then goes inside out over cover with a lovely lofted drive. Sachin Tendulkar at sweeper cover gave up the chase pretty quickly
Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, Ponting shows some aggression. Steps out and then clears mid off with a clean strike. Got to the pitch and then went through with the shot. No risk at all in that stroke.
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, horrid ball that from Ashwin - what a poor ball - Michael Clarke won't miss out on those. Very short and ample time for Clarke to go back and choose his region to hit, he cuts and finds the deep backward point fence. Ashwin continues to disappoint and frustrate.
Ishant to Ponting, 3 runs, now Ishant piles on the agony for the Indians by failing to anticipate a straight-forward return chance. Ponting's bat turned in his hand as he came forward to straight drive. It went at knee height to Ishant, very catchable and he lets it go through his hands. The hands came down very late and by the time, he was closing it to catch, the ball had already gone past him. What a miss!
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, Gorgeous! Uses his feet and drives wide of mid off. Ashwin isn't happy with the fielder for not diving - well I guess - he has to set an example first before pointing fingers.
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, out Bowled!! Where did that come from?? Some solace for Yadav at last. It was a back of a length delivery angled into the pads, Michael Clarke looks to flick off his pads, the ball hits his pads and rolls onto the middle and off stump. What a knock from Michael Clarke, the crowd is giving him a standing ovation. But to be truthful, it was a tame dismissal after a flawless knock. Michael Clarke b Umesh Yadav 210(275) [4s-26 6s-1]
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, thats his double hundred. Short delivery on the body, Ponting pulls it away through the square leg region for a boundary. He immediately removes his helmet and acknowledges the crowd. What a time to get your double hundred. That too off his favorite shot, on his favorite ground. 6th double hundred of his career, 3rd against India.
Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, Dropped!! You won't get easier catches from batsmen batting on 215. Floated up on the pads, Ponting flicks uppishly off his pads to Laxman at mid wicket, who jumps up and drops a regulation catch.
Ashwin to Michael Hussey, FOUR, flatter delivery outside off, Michael Hussey gets on the front foot and plays a gorgeous drive through the covers for a boundary. That shot should give him a lot of confidence.
Zaheer to Michael Hussey, FOUR, good length delivery outside off, it tails away a bit, Michael Hussey guides it through the gap between first slip and gully. Laxman is the one chasing it and the ball wins an easy race.
Ashwin to Michael Hussey, FOUR, tossed up invitingly outside off, Michael Hussey comes down the track and drives it uppishly over the extra cover fielder for a boundary. Super shot, he played it with the spin
Ashwin to Michael Hussey, out Michael Hussey Run Out!! That wicket came out of nowhere. Tossed up delivery outside off, Michael Hussey drives it and takes off for a single. But Gambhir at silly point has fielded the ball with his out-stretched right hand, sends in a quick direct hit. Hussey was way short of his crease, in fact he did not have time to react. Finally some brilliance from India in the field. Michael Hussey run out (Gambhir) 25(33) [4s-3]
Ashwin to Haddin, SIX, super shot from Haddin. This is what he is known for. Tossed up invitingly on middle, Haddin opens up his arms and lofts it over the long on boundary for a maximum. Gets off the mark with that shot
Zaheer to Ponting, out Caught by Tendulkar!! Soft dismissal to end a masterly innings. It was on the cards and almost happened in the last over. Shorter delivery on the off stump, Ponting goes for the pull and connects really well. Sachin at the deep midwicket boundary jumps up a bit and takes a good catch. The crowd gives a standing ovation. Ponting c Tendulkar b Zaheer 221(404) [4s-21]
Ashwin to Siddle, out Caught by Saha!! That's it. Thin edge to the keeper. Siddle was looking like getting out any ball. Flatter delivery just outside off, it was the carrom ball again, Siddle came forward to defend and gets a thin outside edge to the keeper Saha. Ashwin and Saha appeal and the umpire gives the decision in their favor. Ashwin picks up his third. First catch for Saha. Siddle c Saha b Ashwin 2(15)
Zaheer to Haddin, FOUR, good length delivery outside off, Haddin plays a square drive through the point region for a crisp boundary.
Ashwin to Ryan Harris, FOUR, tossed up overpitched delivery outside off, Ryan Harris drives it through cover, it's well timed and goes the distance for a boundary
Ashwin to Ryan Harris, FOUR, tossed up wide outside off, Ryan Harris gets on the front foot and drives it through the covers for a boundary.
Ashwin to Haddin, SIX, he tried it 2 balls earlier and failed, this time he connects. Full and on the middle and leg, Haddin bends his knees and lofts it over deep mid wicket, hits it with a straight bat and clears the ropes easily
Umesh Yadav to Ryan Harris, SIX, 600 up with a 6! Very good hook shot. Umesh bangs it short on his face, Harris hooks it away, just about manages to clear the deep square leg fence. He looks up at the dressing room, and stays on. Declaration coming soon?
Zaheer to Warner, FOUR, back of a length delivery swinging away, Warner checks his shot, gets an outside edge which flies through the vacant gully region for a boundary.
Ashwin to Ed Cowan, FOUR, tossed up outside off, it's too short, Ed Cowan punches it off the backfoot to the deep extra cover boundary.
Ashwin to Warner, FOUR, just as he was getting Warner under pressure, he lets it go through by delivering a short delivery. Ashwin pulls it away to the deep midwicket region for a boundary
Zaheer to Warner, FOUR, gets on the front foot and plays a lofted on drive over the mid on fielder. The ball rolls over the boundary rope
Zaheer to Warner, FOUR, short outside off, it comes on slowly, Warner gets into position quickly and pulls it to deep midwicket. Kohli chases it, but in vain as he fails to stop the ball from rolling past the ropes
Ashwin to Warner, out Caught&Bowled!! First wicket for Ashwin in the second innings. Tossed up delivery on the pads, Warner hits it straight back in the direction of Ed Cowan, Ashwin comes across and takes a good low catch. Soft dismissal really. Warner departs and the ploy to open with Ashwin has paid off. Warner c and b Ashwin 28(39) [4s-4]
Zaheer to Shaun Marsh, out Lbw!! Marsh gone. Fuller length delivery swinging in sharply, it hits Shaun Marsh on the pads as he looks to flick. Umpire Dharmasena had a good, hard look at it and rules in favor of the bowler. Zak has done it once again, gets another left hander out. Marsh's dreadful run continues. Shaun Marsh lbw b Zaheer 0(4)
Ashwin to Ed Cowan, out Lbw!! Ashwin has accounted for both the openers. This one dipped in a bit and hit Ed Cowan on the pads as he looks to flick after shuffling to the off stump. He is hit plumb in front, it would have gone to hit the middle stump. This is really good bowling from Ashwin. Ed Cowan lbw b Ashwin 10(27) [4s-1]
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, flighted up outside off, Michael Clarke comes down the track and drives it through the cover region for a boundary. Excellent footwork from the skipper
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, poor ball. That deserved to go to the boundary. Short and very wide, Ponting cuts away from the body and gets it off the outer half of the bat, runs it between slips and gully for four. Not exactly where he wanted to hit, but he'll take it
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, well, this time it was a genuine edge. Better ball from Ishant - full and straight, Ponting looks to drive and gets a thick edge through the same area. Ponting has now scored 500 runs in the series
Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, superb shot. Not easy to play that at all, especially with this drift. It was actually a very full ball but he got down in time and swept it hard to the deep square leg fence
Zaheer to Michael Clarke, FOUR, shot! Zaheer goes short again but Clarke gives a superb response, stays back and half-pulls it over mid wicket, picks the gap well and takes 4
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, aggression from Clarke, charges down and converts it into a half volley, lofts it over mid off for a boundary
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, no run, catch dropped. By Ashwin himself! Once again Clarke comes down the track and smashes it straight back, Ashwin had to move to his left but got both hands to it, didn't hold on
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, more intent from Clarke, takes a couple of steps forward, is not upto the pitch of it but still goes through with the heave, hits it to deep mid wicket for another four
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, out Caught by Saha!! Michael Clarke c Saha b Umesh Yadav 37(43) [4s-4]
Umesh Yadav to Ed Cowan, FOUR, a gift that for Ed Cowan and he cashes in. Full toss outside off, at a friendly height, just eased past cover. Kohli gave chase, but the ball beat him easily to the ropes. First boundary for Ed Cowan and for Australia as well
Zaheer to Ed Cowan, FOUR, not the pitch to bowl short and Zaheer learns it the hard way. Short one outside off, Ed Cowan rolls his wrists and pulls it with disdain to the deep mid wicket fence. He is standing well outside the crease and pulled it authoritatively
Zaheer to Warner, out Lbw!! Aleem Dar took his time and then gave it out. It was a fair decision too. Warner caught on the crease and struck on the pad in front of middle and leg. Struck him on or around the knee roll as he didn't get his bat across to defend. Good ball from Zaheer - produced the in-dipper and got slight seam movement to catch Warner unawares. Warner lbw b Zaheer 8(23)
Ashwin to Shaun Marsh, out Bowled!! Shaun Marsh is comprehensively bowled. His horrid tour continues. He can't believe that it has bowled him and walks off shell-shocked. Took some time for him to realise that it has indeed castled him. Slower, and tantalising flight from Ashwin. It went straight on and Shaun Marsh played completely outside the line. The bat was hanging out without any hope, the ball slowly found it's way past the inside edge and kissed off. Marsh couldn't have played that any poorly - shows his lack of form. Shaun Marsh b Ashwin 3(12)
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, that's pure class. Absolute class. The shot of the day so far. Umesh Yadav bowled him with that same delivery at Perth, but here Ponting gets back and across, before transferring his weight forward and punching it with a straight bat past the stumps. The timing was superb and it took the ball all the way, beating mid on. Lovely to see.
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, bad ball and easy boundary for Ponting. Down leg, Ponting shuffles across and glances it fine, beating fine leg easily
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, no third slip and that is another boundary for Ponting. Very streaky though. Tried to soften the impact by taking the bottom hand off the bat handle, but it was a clear edge and it ran away as no third man was present. Good delivery, but it is four runs for Ponting
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, Ponting at his best! When he was at his prime, this was his go-to shot and he turns the clock back. It was fractionally short on off, Ponting was onto it in a flash - rocking back and crunching a pull wide of square leg. The ball sped away to the fence. Can't bowl there to the best puller/hooker in the modern game.
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, Woah! Now through the off side. Exaggerated backfoot punch. Not a bad ball - just a splendid shot. Short of a length outside off, Ponting transferred his weight back and unfurled a scorching punch, that beat point and cover. One through the leg side and one now on the off side. Ponting looking ominous on this flat wicket
Ishant to Ed Cowan, FOUR, India could have got both Ed Cowan and Ponting if they had a third slip. Ishant the bowler to suffer this time. Poor captaincy this by Sehwag. Full and wide outside off, the sucker ball - Ed Cowan drove well away from his body and it flew through the vacant third slip. Very catchable height too.
Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, pre-meditated shot, but well hit by Ponting. Kneels down and slog sweeps it along the ground beating mid wicket and the man behind square. Hit well in front of square and it rocketed away. Top shot from Punter
Ashwin to Ed Cowan, out Caught by Laxman at short cover!! Excellent catch by VVS. His batting may not have fired this series, but his catching is still top-notch. Credit to Ashwin as well, he kept tossing it up and lured Ed Cowan into the airy drive. Cowan couldn't keep it down and it was taken well, low to his right by Lax. Ashwin is pumped and India get a vital wicket just before lunch. Ed Cowan c Laxman b Ashwin 30(63) [4s-3]
Sehwag to Ponting, FOUR, shouts of 'catch' but that has been flicked away superbly by Ponting. Came down the track and put it away past VVS at mid wicket and then beat Zak at deep mid, who put in a clumsy effort, not diving. A classy boundary nonetheless
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, lovely drive from Michael Clarke and he gets a boundary. Beats Umesh on the dive at mid off. He went to his left, but dived over the ball. Clarke getting right to the pitch of that off-break and timing it magnificently
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, 2 runs, well bowled but well negotiated as well, yorker length on the off, Ponting jams it down to backward square leg region for a couple, brings up Ponting's FIFTY as well. Good, positive innings this. His good run at Adelaide continues, can he convert this into a century?
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, FOUR, Umesh tries the short one but Clarke sends it to the boundary. Short delivery sits up to be smashed, Clarke stays back and pulls it down to deep square leg, Umesh's inconsistency continues to haunt him
Zaheer to Michael Clarke, FOUR, poor fielding by Umesh at deep square leg! Very lazy stuff that. Clarke works this with the angle, Umesh runs across a long way but does not bend enough, allows it to go through him to the fence. Need to do much better, young man
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, superb drive! Umesh tries to pitch it up but overpitches, Ponting gets half forward and presents the full face of the bat and drives it to long off, big boundaries but that doesn't matter
Zaheer to Michael Clarke, FOUR, poor ball. Wrong line and an easy boundary. On the leg stump line, Clarke gets some bat on it and works it away to fine leg, collects 4 gifted runs
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, not a bad ball, just a superb shot. That is actually a good length delivery but Clarke stretches a long way and punches off the frontfoot, hits it through extra cover for a four. Terrific shot
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, shot of the day! What a terrific shot. Yes it was short of length, yes he did give some width but still..what a shot! Stands tall, punches it off the frontfoot and hits it between point and cover, just raced to the fence
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, edged and four to third man. That's what happens when you don't have first slip. Would have been a sitter if there was first slip but there is none. Loose shot from Clarke - flashes away from the body and edges it, goes right between Saha and Laxman, who is standing wide as the lone slip. They can only look at each other. "Unlucky Ishant". That tag suits him well this time
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, poor ball. Short ball sits up to be hit, Clarke swivels and absolutely hammers it to deep mid wicket
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, back to back boundaries but Ashwin should not mind this. He gives it air and invites Clarke forward, he uses his feet and lofts it over mid on, brings up his fifty in style. This partnership is looking threatening
Ishant to Ponting, 1 run, quick single, defends this to the left of backward point and looks up at his partner who responds well and takes it easily in the end, goos running between the wickets
Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, 13000 Test runs for the legendary Ricky Ponting. Gets a warm round of applause from the Adelaide crowd and he acknowledges it. Gets to the milestone with a sweep shot to deep backward square leg
Ishant to Ponting, 1 run, 100 partnership up with a drive to extra cover, ominous signs for India. They look good to make it really big
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, not a bad ball but excellent placement, a fraction short outside off, Clarke waits deep in the crease and cuts it hard wide of backward point for a boundary
Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, good use of his feet. Sees the flighted delivery and comes down the track, lofts it over mid off, doesn't time it too well but the ball finds enough legs to reach the boundary, Ashwin should not mind this though
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, shot! A bit short from Ashwin, Clarke goes deep in the crease and gives himself some room, cuts it hard through covers for a boundary, excellent use of the feet
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, outside off lines but too short again, Clarke cuts it with disdain through point, another boundary in the same area
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, third boundary of the over, Clarke is taking the attack to Ashwin now. Charges down the track and lofts him inside out over extra cover, Ashwin should not mind it much as he gives himself a chance of taking a wicket with that flight
Sehwag to Michael Clarke, SIX, tossed up on the off stump, Michael Clarke gets down the track and lofts it over the bowler's head for a maximum. Super shot.
Zaheer to Michael Clarke, 2 runs, good length delivery outside off, Michael Clarke plays a square drive through the point region for a couple. That brings up the 150 run partnership.
Zaheer to Ponting, FOUR, gets to his hundred with a square driven boundary!! No century for 2 years and now he has 2 in this series. 6th Hundred at this ground and 41st Test century overall. He is second on the all time list for hundreds, has just gone past Kallis. He is joyous after getting to his hundred. Waved his bat fiercely and roared with clenched fists. Tiger indeed!
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, that was a majestic shot!! As good as it gets. A touch back of a length outside off, Ponting waits on the backfoot and creams it really late past the point region with an open face. Super shot.
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, FOUR, short of length delivery outside off, Michael Clarke smokes it through the midwicket for a boundary. Super shot this from Michael Clarke, Yadav needs to bowl his bouncers a bit more faster to have any effect.
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, FOUR, back of a length delivery nipping into Michael Clarke, he cuts it behind point, the ball runs to the boundary rope. That's his 19th Test hundred. It has been a flawless knock. He raises his bat in appreciation. Second hundred of the series, can he convert this one into a bigger one?
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, leg byes, FOUR, what a return from Umesh Yadav. Fast bouncer, it nips in a bit, Michael Clarke had no clue about it and was hit on the helmet as he looks to duck, the ball rolls away to the fine leg boundary.
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Michael Clarke slashes at it, the ball goes to the third man boundary. Totally dismissed from his presence, Ishant has dished out nonsense right from the first ball.
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, ohh what a player!. Short and wide outside off, Michael Clarke gets on top of it and cuts it through point for another boundary. Ashwin was busy adjusting his hat and put in a poor effort.
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, Clarke is on song. This one is tossed up outside off, Michael Clarke rocks back and crunches it wide of Sachin at backward point. He moves to his right, but can't get anywhere near the ball. Clarke nears Ponting now
Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, as easy as it gets. Ashwin tosses this one outside off, Ponting gets a good stride forward and creams a punchy off-drive on the up and over mid-off for a boundary
Sehwag to Michael Clarke, FOUR, Michael Clarke joins in the fun. Gets inside out to a flighted delivery and lifts it effortlessly over mid-off for a one bounce boundary
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, DROPPED!!! On a good length and outside off, he induces the drive from Michael Clarke, gets the outside edge which flies to the place where a third slip would have taken it. Laxman at second slip dives to his right, gets a hand to it, but the ball still rolls down to the third man boundary. Ishant is exasperated
Ishant to Michael Clarke, 1 run, back of a length delivery outside off, Michael Clarke drives it to sweeper cover for a single. That brings up the 250 run stand between these two.
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, bad ball and a gift that. Full and drifting onto the pads, Michael Clarke gets an easy boundary with a clip off the pads, that races away to the deep mid wicket fence
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, 2nd boundary of the over and surprisingly there is no third slip for Ponting. Good ball by Ishant, draws Ponting forward and then catches the edge, it dies down pretty quickly and flies through the gap between 3rd slip and gully. No third man and that's Ponting's first boundary of the day
Zaheer to Michael Clarke, FOUR, that's 150 for Michael Clarke. That's the shot he was aiming for the previous ball and now he has found it. Leant forward and square drove it wide of cover. The ball raced away. Raises the bat and acknowledges the cheers of the Adelaide crowd. He would be eyeing a much bigger score though
Zaheer to Michael Clarke, FOUR, pristine off drive by Michael Clarke. On the up too. Did it hit Ponting's foot? No. It didn't. Clarke got forward and timed it beautifully. The ball races away on the fast outfield towards the straight boundary
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, Ponting's bread and butter shot. Short outside off, Ponting controls the pull and gets a boundary, beating a lazy Ash on the deep mid wicket fence. He didn't put in the dive nor did he make any effort to do so. Very poor stuff
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, 150 for Ponting. What a way to get there as well. Perhaps his best shot of the innings. Leant forward and timed the straight drive past the stumps. Just missed them and the timing was so good, that it gave mid on no chance. That shot proves how good a track this is and how well Ponting is seeing them. No great celebrations. Just a mild one
Zaheer to Ponting, FOUR, short down leg, too easy for Ponting - he swivels and pulls it down to fine leg, beating the man without any fuss. He now goes past Michael Clarke.
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, 1 run, the 300 run stand is up with a controlled drive to Sachin Tendulkar at deep point. Michael Clarke and Ponting shake hands on their feat
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, FOUR, goes for the short one again, but down leg, Michael Clarke swivels on the pull and though he hasn't timed it well, he gets it down to fine leg, beating the man on the fence. Nothing is going right for Umesh Yadav
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, imperious! Ponting going back and then with his weight back, smashed it through cover on the up. Timed it beautifully. That's quite an unorthodox cover drive and Ponting plays it really well - a sort of a trademark shot for Ponting
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, this keeps getting better and better. Slightly short outside off, rising too, Ponting just whiplashed the cut from the crease. It was in the air, but no point and it ran away, beating a desperate dive from Gauti who ran all the way from deep point.
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, now Michael Clarke gets into the act. Comes down and then goes inside out over cover with a lovely lofted drive. Sachin Tendulkar at sweeper cover gave up the chase pretty quickly
Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, Ponting shows some aggression. Steps out and then clears mid off with a clean strike. Got to the pitch and then went through with the shot. No risk at all in that stroke.
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, horrid ball that from Ashwin - what a poor ball - Michael Clarke won't miss out on those. Very short and ample time for Clarke to go back and choose his region to hit, he cuts and finds the deep backward point fence. Ashwin continues to disappoint and frustrate.
Ishant to Ponting, 3 runs, now Ishant piles on the agony for the Indians by failing to anticipate a straight-forward return chance. Ponting's bat turned in his hand as he came forward to straight drive. It went at knee height to Ishant, very catchable and he lets it go through his hands. The hands came down very late and by the time, he was closing it to catch, the ball had already gone past him. What a miss!
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, Gorgeous! Uses his feet and drives wide of mid off. Ashwin isn't happy with the fielder for not diving - well I guess - he has to set an example first before pointing fingers.
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, out Bowled!! Where did that come from?? Some solace for Yadav at last. It was a back of a length delivery angled into the pads, Michael Clarke looks to flick off his pads, the ball hits his pads and rolls onto the middle and off stump. What a knock from Michael Clarke, the crowd is giving him a standing ovation. But to be truthful, it was a tame dismissal after a flawless knock. Michael Clarke b Umesh Yadav 210(275) [4s-26 6s-1]
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, thats his double hundred. Short delivery on the body, Ponting pulls it away through the square leg region for a boundary. He immediately removes his helmet and acknowledges the crowd. What a time to get your double hundred. That too off his favorite shot, on his favorite ground. 6th double hundred of his career, 3rd against India.
Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, Dropped!! You won't get easier catches from batsmen batting on 215. Floated up on the pads, Ponting flicks uppishly off his pads to Laxman at mid wicket, who jumps up and drops a regulation catch.
Ashwin to Michael Hussey, FOUR, flatter delivery outside off, Michael Hussey gets on the front foot and plays a gorgeous drive through the covers for a boundary. That shot should give him a lot of confidence.
Zaheer to Michael Hussey, FOUR, good length delivery outside off, it tails away a bit, Michael Hussey guides it through the gap between first slip and gully. Laxman is the one chasing it and the ball wins an easy race.
Ashwin to Michael Hussey, FOUR, tossed up invitingly outside off, Michael Hussey comes down the track and drives it uppishly over the extra cover fielder for a boundary. Super shot, he played it with the spin
Ashwin to Michael Hussey, out Michael Hussey Run Out!! That wicket came out of nowhere. Tossed up delivery outside off, Michael Hussey drives it and takes off for a single. But Gambhir at silly point has fielded the ball with his out-stretched right hand, sends in a quick direct hit. Hussey was way short of his crease, in fact he did not have time to react. Finally some brilliance from India in the field. Michael Hussey run out (Gambhir) 25(33) [4s-3]
Ashwin to Haddin, SIX, super shot from Haddin. This is what he is known for. Tossed up invitingly on middle, Haddin opens up his arms and lofts it over the long on boundary for a maximum. Gets off the mark with that shot
Zaheer to Ponting, out Caught by Tendulkar!! Soft dismissal to end a masterly innings. It was on the cards and almost happened in the last over. Shorter delivery on the off stump, Ponting goes for the pull and connects really well. Sachin at the deep midwicket boundary jumps up a bit and takes a good catch. The crowd gives a standing ovation. Ponting c Tendulkar b Zaheer 221(404) [4s-21]
Ashwin to Siddle, out Caught by Saha!! That's it. Thin edge to the keeper. Siddle was looking like getting out any ball. Flatter delivery just outside off, it was the carrom ball again, Siddle came forward to defend and gets a thin outside edge to the keeper Saha. Ashwin and Saha appeal and the umpire gives the decision in their favor. Ashwin picks up his third. First catch for Saha. Siddle c Saha b Ashwin 2(15)
Zaheer to Haddin, FOUR, good length delivery outside off, Haddin plays a square drive through the point region for a crisp boundary.
Ashwin to Ryan Harris, FOUR, tossed up overpitched delivery outside off, Ryan Harris drives it through cover, it's well timed and goes the distance for a boundary
Ashwin to Ryan Harris, FOUR, tossed up wide outside off, Ryan Harris gets on the front foot and drives it through the covers for a boundary.
Ashwin to Haddin, SIX, he tried it 2 balls earlier and failed, this time he connects. Full and on the middle and leg, Haddin bends his knees and lofts it over deep mid wicket, hits it with a straight bat and clears the ropes easily
Umesh Yadav to Ryan Harris, SIX, 600 up with a 6! Very good hook shot. Umesh bangs it short on his face, Harris hooks it away, just about manages to clear the deep square leg fence. He looks up at the dressing room, and stays on. Declaration coming soon?
Zaheer to Warner, FOUR, back of a length delivery swinging away, Warner checks his shot, gets an outside edge which flies through the vacant gully region for a boundary.
Ashwin to Ed Cowan, FOUR, tossed up outside off, it's too short, Ed Cowan punches it off the backfoot to the deep extra cover boundary.
Ashwin to Warner, FOUR, just as he was getting Warner under pressure, he lets it go through by delivering a short delivery. Ashwin pulls it away to the deep midwicket region for a boundary
Zaheer to Warner, FOUR, gets on the front foot and plays a lofted on drive over the mid on fielder. The ball rolls over the boundary rope
Zaheer to Warner, FOUR, short outside off, it comes on slowly, Warner gets into position quickly and pulls it to deep midwicket. Kohli chases it, but in vain as he fails to stop the ball from rolling past the ropes
Ashwin to Warner, out Caught&Bowled!! First wicket for Ashwin in the second innings. Tossed up delivery on the pads, Warner hits it straight back in the direction of Ed Cowan, Ashwin comes across and takes a good low catch. Soft dismissal really. Warner departs and the ploy to open with Ashwin has paid off. Warner c and b Ashwin 28(39) [4s-4]
Zaheer to Shaun Marsh, out Lbw!! Marsh gone. Fuller length delivery swinging in sharply, it hits Shaun Marsh on the pads as he looks to flick. Umpire Dharmasena had a good, hard look at it and rules in favor of the bowler. Zak has done it once again, gets another left hander out. Marsh's dreadful run continues. Shaun Marsh lbw b Zaheer 0(4)
Ashwin to Ed Cowan, out Lbw!! Ashwin has accounted for both the openers. This one dipped in a bit and hit Ed Cowan on the pads as he looks to flick after shuffling to the off stump. He is hit plumb in front, it would have gone to hit the middle stump. This is really good bowling from Ashwin. Ed Cowan lbw b Ashwin 10(27) [4s-1]
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, flighted up outside off, Michael Clarke comes down the track and drives it through the cover region for a boundary. Excellent footwork from the skipper
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, poor ball. That deserved to go to the boundary. Short and very wide, Ponting cuts away from the body and gets it off the outer half of the bat, runs it between slips and gully for four. Not exactly where he wanted to hit, but he'll take it
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, well, this time it was a genuine edge. Better ball from Ishant - full and straight, Ponting looks to drive and gets a thick edge through the same area. Ponting has now scored 500 runs in the series
Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, superb shot. Not easy to play that at all, especially with this drift. It was actually a very full ball but he got down in time and swept it hard to the deep square leg fence
Zaheer to Michael Clarke, FOUR, shot! Zaheer goes short again but Clarke gives a superb response, stays back and half-pulls it over mid wicket, picks the gap well and takes 4
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, aggression from Clarke, charges down and converts it into a half volley, lofts it over mid off for a boundary
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, no run, catch dropped. By Ashwin himself! Once again Clarke comes down the track and smashes it straight back, Ashwin had to move to his left but got both hands to it, didn't hold on
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, more intent from Clarke, takes a couple of steps forward, is not upto the pitch of it but still goes through with the heave, hits it to deep mid wicket for another four
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, out Caught by Saha!! Clarke is gone but was there an edge? Clarke doesn't look too happy. Good length at a good pace around off, Clarke slashes at it from the crease and misses, there was a sound as the ball went past but no clear deviation. Need to see a few replays to confirm if there was an edge. Doesn't matter anyways as Clarke has to go. Michael Clarke c Saha b Umesh Yadav 37(43) [4s-4]
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, poor ball, short and on the body, too easy for Ponting who pulls it away down to fine leg, he will play that even in his sleep
Umesh Yadav to Michael Hussey, FOUR, superb shot! Overpitches alright but how well has he played it, neat stride forward and a perfect off drive between extra cover and mid off, Zaheer gives chase but in vain
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, 1 run, tough chance dropped by Dravid! Very difficult though. Ponting gets into an awkward position and completely mishits a pull over mid wicket, Dravid has to run back and he does well to keep his eyes on the ball and get there, holds on to the catch but spills it as he gets down. No luck whatsoever for Dravid..
Ishant to Ponting, 1 run, 50 comes up for Ponting wth a push to deep point, his 61st in Tests. Gets a warm applause from the crowd as he raises the bat. Can't believe he was out of form before this series started
Ishant to Michael Hussey, out Lbw!! Finally a wicket for Ishant! Dharmasena took a long time to give it out, marginal decision that. Pitches on good length and straightens a touch, Hussey was pressing forward to defend but it hit the pad before the bat, did it come in enough? Need a replay to confirm. Ishant will be a relieved man. Michael Hussey lbw b Ishant 15(40) [4s-1]
Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, poor delivery. Just can't bowl short to Ponting. Rocks back and slaps this one to deep square leg, no chance for Ishant Sharma in the deep, brings up Australia's 150
Ashwin to Haddin, FOUR, poor start from Ashwin, short and wide outside off, Haddin gets back and cuts it late to get it to the left of point, was a boundary all the way
Ashwin to Haddin, FOUR, slightly overpitched and Haddin is quick to come on the frontfoot to drive it neatly through cover, timed it superbly too, another boundary
Ishant to Ponting, 2 runs, catch dropped by Saha, very good effort though, nicely pitched up and nipping away just a bit, Ponting goes for an expansive drive but only manages a thick edge, it flies high and to the right of Saha, would have gone straight to first slip if there was one, Saha dives full length and got a hand to it but it does not stick on
Umesh Yadav to Ed Cowan, FOUR, a gift that for Ed Cowan and he cashes in. Full toss outside off, at a friendly height, just eased past cover. Kohli gave chase, but the ball beat him easily to the ropes. First boundary for Ed Cowan and for Australia as well
Zaheer to Ed Cowan, FOUR, not the pitch to bowl short and Zaheer learns it the hard way. Short one outside off, Ed Cowan rolls his wrists and pulls it with disdain to the deep mid wicket fence. He is standing well outside the crease and pulled it authoritatively
Zaheer to Warner, out Lbw!! Aleem Dar took his time and then gave it out. It was a fair decision too. Warner caught on the crease and struck on the pad in front of middle and leg. Struck him on or around the knee roll as he didn't get his bat across to defend. Good ball from Zaheer - produced the in-dipper and got slight seam movement to catch Warner unawares. Warner lbw b Zaheer 8(23)
Ashwin to Shaun Marsh, out Bowled!! Shaun Marsh is comprehensively bowled. His horrid tour continues. He can't believe that it has bowled him and walks off shell-shocked. Took some time for him to realise that it has indeed castled him. Slower, and tantalising flight from Ashwin. It went straight on and Shaun Marsh played completely outside the line. The bat was hanging out without any hope, the ball slowly found it's way past the inside edge and kissed off. Marsh couldn't have played that any poorly - shows his lack of form. Shaun Marsh b Ashwin 3(12)
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, that's pure class. Absolute class. The shot of the day so far. Umesh Yadav bowled him with that same delivery at Perth, but here Ponting gets back and across, before transferring his weight forward and punching it with a straight bat past the stumps. The timing was superb and it took the ball all the way, beating mid on. Lovely to see.
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, bad ball and easy boundary for Ponting. Down leg, Ponting shuffles across and glances it fine, beating fine leg easily
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, no third slip and that is another boundary for Ponting. Very streaky though. Tried to soften the impact by taking the bottom hand off the bat handle, but it was a clear edge and it ran away as no third man was present. Good delivery, but it is four runs for Ponting
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, Ponting at his best! When he was at his prime, this was his go-to shot and he turns the clock back. It was fractionally short on off, Ponting was onto it in a flash - rocking back and crunching a pull wide of square leg. The ball sped away to the fence. Can't bowl there to the best puller/hooker in the modern game.
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, Woah! Now through the off side. Exaggerated backfoot punch. Not a bad ball - just a splendid shot. Short of a length outside off, Ponting transferred his weight back and unfurled a scorching punch, that beat point and cover. One through the leg side and one now on the off side. Ponting looking ominous on this flat wicket
Ishant to Ed Cowan, FOUR, India could have got both Ed Cowan and Ponting if they had a third slip. Ishant the bowler to suffer this time. Poor captaincy this by Sehwag. Full and wide outside off, the sucker ball - Ed Cowan drove well away from his body and it flew through the vacant third slip. Very catchable height too.
Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, pre-meditated shot, but well hit by Ponting. Kneels down and slog sweeps it along the ground beating mid wicket and the man behind square. Hit well in front of square and it rocketed away. Top shot from Punter
Ashwin to Ed Cowan, out Caught by Laxman at short cover!! Excellent catch by VVS. His batting may not have fired this series, but his catching is still top-notch. Credit to Ashwin as well, he kept tossing it up and lured Ed Cowan into the airy drive. Cowan couldn't keep it down and it was taken well, low to his right by Lax. Ashwin is pumped and India get a vital wicket just before lunch. Ed Cowan c Laxman b Ashwin 30(63) [4s-3]
Sehwag to Ponting, FOUR, shouts of 'catch' but that has been flicked away superbly by Ponting. Came down the track and put it away past VVS at mid wicket and then beat Zak at deep mid, who put in a clumsy effort, not diving. A classy boundary nonetheless
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, lovely drive from Michael Clarke and he gets a boundary. Beats Umesh on the dive at mid off. He went to his left, but dived over the ball. Clarke getting right to the pitch of that off-break and timing it magnificently
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, 2 runs, well bowled but well negotiated as well, yorker length on the off, Ponting jams it down to backward square leg region for a couple, brings up Ponting's FIFTY as well. Good, positive innings this. His good run at Adelaide continues, can he convert this into a century?
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, FOUR, Umesh tries the short one but Clarke sends it to the boundary. Short delivery sits up to be smashed, Clarke stays back and pulls it down to deep square leg, Umesh's inconsistency continues to haunt him
Zaheer to Michael Clarke, FOUR, poor fielding by Umesh at deep square leg! Very lazy stuff that. Clarke works this with the angle, Umesh runs across a long way but does not bend enough, allows it to go through him to the fence. Need to do much better, young man
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, superb drive! Umesh tries to pitch it up but overpitches, Ponting gets half forward and presents the full face of the bat and drives it to long off, big boundaries but that doesn't matter
Zaheer to Michael Clarke, FOUR, poor ball. Wrong line and an easy boundary. On the leg stump line, Clarke gets some bat on it and works it away to fine leg, collects 4 gifted runs
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, not a bad ball, just a superb shot. That is actually a good length delivery but Clarke stretches a long way and punches off the frontfoot, hits it through extra cover for a four. Terrific shot
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, shot of the day! What a terrific shot. Yes it was short of length, yes he did give some width but still..what a shot! Stands tall, punches it off the frontfoot and hits it between point and cover, just raced to the fence
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, edged and four to third man. That's what happens when you don't have first slip. Would have been a sitter if there was first slip but there is none. Loose shot from Clarke - flashes away from the body and edges it, goes right between Saha and Laxman, who is standing wide as the lone slip. They can only look at each other. "Unlucky Ishant". That tag suits him well this time
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, poor ball. Short ball sits up to be hit, Clarke swivels and absolutely hammers it to deep mid wicket
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, back to back boundaries but Ashwin should not mind this. He gives it air and invites Clarke forward, he uses his feet and lofts it over mid on, brings up his fifty in style. This partnership is looking threatening
Ishant to Ponting, 1 run, quick single, defends this to the left of backward point and looks up at his partner who responds well and takes it easily in the end, goos running between the wickets
Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, 13000 Test runs for the legendary Ricky Ponting. Gets a warm round of applause from the Adelaide crowd and he acknowledges it. Gets to the milestone with a sweep shot to deep backward square leg
Ishant to Ponting, 1 run, 100 partnership up with a drive to extra cover, ominous signs for India. They look good to make it really big
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, not a bad ball but excellent placement, a fraction short outside off, Clarke waits deep in the crease and cuts it hard wide of backward point for a boundary
Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, good use of his feet. Sees the flighted delivery and comes down the track, lofts it over mid off, doesn't time it too well but the ball finds enough legs to reach the boundary, Ashwin should not mind this though
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, shot! A bit short from Ashwin, Clarke goes deep in the crease and gives himself some room, cuts it hard through covers for a boundary, excellent use of the feet
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, outside off lines but too short again, Clarke cuts it with disdain through point, another boundary in the same area
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, third boundary of the over, Clarke is taking the attack to Ashwin now. Charges down the track and lofts him inside out over extra cover, Ashwin should not mind it much as he gives himself a chance of taking a wicket with that flight
Sehwag to Michael Clarke, SIX, tossed up on the off stump, Michael Clarke gets down the track and lofts it over the bowler's head for a maximum. Super shot.
Zaheer to Michael Clarke, 2 runs, good length delivery outside off, Michael Clarke plays a square drive through the point region for a couple. That brings up the 150 run partnership.
Zaheer to Ponting, FOUR, gets to his hundred with a square driven boundary!! No century for 2 years and now he has 2 in this series. 6th Hundred at this ground and 41st Test century overall. He is second on the all time list for hundreds, has just gone past Kallis. He is joyous after getting to his hundred. Waved his bat fiercely and roared with clenched fists. Tiger indeed!
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, that was a majestic shot!! As good as it gets. A touch back of a length outside off, Ponting waits on the backfoot and creams it really late past the point region with an open face. Super shot.
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, FOUR, short of length delivery outside off, Michael Clarke smokes it through the midwicket for a boundary. Super shot this from Michael Clarke, Yadav needs to bowl his bouncers a bit more faster to have any effect.
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, FOUR, back of a length delivery nipping into Michael Clarke, he cuts it behind point, the ball runs to the boundary rope. That's his 19th Test hundred. It has been a flawless knock. He raises his bat in appreciation. Second hundred of the series, can he convert this one into a bigger one?
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, leg byes, FOUR, what a return from Umesh Yadav. Fast bouncer, it nips in a bit, Michael Clarke had no clue about it and was hit on the helmet as he looks to duck, the ball rolls away to the fine leg boundary.
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Michael Clarke slashes at it, the ball goes to the third man boundary. Totally dismissed from his presence, Ishant has dished out nonsense right from the first ball.
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, ohh what a player!. Short and wide outside off, Michael Clarke gets on top of it and cuts it through point for another boundary. Ashwin was busy adjusting his hat and put in a poor effort.
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, Clarke is on song. This one is tossed up outside off, Michael Clarke rocks back and crunches it wide of Sachin at backward point. He moves to his right, but can't get anywhere near the ball. Clarke nears Ponting now
Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, as easy as it gets. Ashwin tosses this one outside off, Ponting gets a good stride forward and creams a punchy off-drive on the up and over mid-off for a boundary
Sehwag to Michael Clarke, FOUR, Michael Clarke joins in the fun. Gets inside out to a flighted delivery and lifts it effortlessly over mid-off for a one bounce boundary
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, DROPPED!!! On a good length and outside off, he induces the drive from Michael Clarke, gets the outside edge which flies to the place where a third slip would have taken it. Laxman at second slip dives to his right, gets a hand to it, but the ball still rolls down to the third man boundary. Ishant is exasperated
Ishant to Michael Clarke, 1 run, back of a length delivery outside off, Michael Clarke drives it to sweeper cover for a single. That brings up the 250 run stand between these two.
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, bad ball and a gift that. Full and drifting onto the pads, Michael Clarke gets an easy boundary with a clip off the pads, that races away to the deep mid wicket fence
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, 2nd boundary of the over and surprisingly there is no third slip for Ponting. Good ball by Ishant, draws Ponting forward and then catches the edge, it dies down pretty quickly and flies through the gap between 3rd slip and gully. No third man and that's Ponting's first boundary of the day
Zaheer to Michael Clarke, FOUR, that's 150 for Michael Clarke. That's the shot he was aiming for the previous ball and now he has found it. Leant forward and square drove it wide of cover. The ball raced away. Raises the bat and acknowledges the cheers of the Adelaide crowd. He would be eyeing a much bigger score though
Zaheer to Michael Clarke, FOUR, pristine off drive by Michael Clarke. On the up too. Did it hit Ponting's foot? No. It didn't. Clarke got forward and timed it beautifully. The ball races away on the fast outfield towards the straight boundary
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, Ponting's bread and butter shot. Short outside off, Ponting controls the pull and gets a boundary, beating a lazy Ash on the deep mid wicket fence. He didn't put in the dive nor did he make any effort to do so. Very poor stuff
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, 150 for Ponting. What a way to get there as well. Perhaps his best shot of the innings. Leant forward and timed the straight drive past the stumps. Just missed them and the timing was so good, that it gave mid on no chance. That shot proves how good a track this is and how well Ponting is seeing them. No great celebrations. Just a mild one
Zaheer to Ponting, FOUR, short down leg, too easy for Ponting - he swivels and pulls it down to fine leg, beating the man without any fuss. He now goes past Michael Clarke.
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, 1 run, the 300 run stand is up with a controlled drive to Sachin Tendulkar at deep point. Michael Clarke and Ponting shake hands on their feat
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, FOUR, goes for the short one again, but down leg, Michael Clarke swivels on the pull and though he hasn't timed it well, he gets it down to fine leg, beating the man on the fence. Nothing is going right for Umesh Yadav
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, imperious! Ponting going back and then with his weight back, smashed it through cover on the up. Timed it beautifully. That's quite an unorthodox cover drive and Ponting plays it really well - a sort of a trademark shot for Ponting
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, this keeps getting better and better. Slightly short outside off, rising too, Ponting just whiplashed the cut from the crease. It was in the air, but no point and it ran away, beating a desperate dive from Gauti who ran all the way from deep point.
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, now Michael Clarke gets into the act. Comes down and then goes inside out over cover with a lovely lofted drive. Sachin Tendulkar at sweeper cover gave up the chase pretty quickly
Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, Ponting shows some aggression. Steps out and then clears mid off with a clean strike. Got to the pitch and then went through with the shot. No risk at all in that stroke.
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, horrid ball that from Ashwin - what a poor ball - Michael Clarke won't miss out on those. Very short and ample time for Clarke to go back and choose his region to hit, he cuts and finds the deep backward point fence. Ashwin continues to disappoint and frustrate.
Ishant to Ponting, 3 runs, now Ishant piles on the agony for the Indians by failing to anticipate a straight-forward return chance. Ponting's bat turned in his hand as he came forward to straight drive. It went at knee height to Ishant, very catchable and he lets it go through his hands. The hands came down very late and by the time, he was closing it to catch, the ball had already gone past him. What a miss!
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, Gorgeous! Uses his feet and drives wide of mid off. Ashwin isn't happy with the fielder for not diving - well I guess - he has to set an example first before pointing fingers.
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, out Bowled!! Where did that come from?? Some solace for Yadav at last. It was a back of a length delivery angled into the pads, Michael Clarke looks to flick off his pads, the ball hits his pads and rolls onto the middle and off stump. What a knock from Michael Clarke, the crowd is giving him a standing ovation. But to be truthful, it was a tame dismissal after a flawless knock. Michael Clarke b Umesh Yadav 210(275) [4s-26 6s-1]
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, thats his double hundred. Short delivery on the body, Ponting pulls it away through the square leg region for a boundary. He immediately removes his helmet and acknowledges the crowd. What a time to get your double hundred. That too off his favorite shot, on his favorite ground. 6th double hundred of his career, 3rd against India.
Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, Dropped!! You won't get easier catches from batsmen batting on 215. Floated up on the pads, Ponting flicks uppishly off his pads to Laxman at mid wicket, who jumps up and drops a regulation catch.
Ashwin to Michael Hussey, FOUR, flatter delivery outside off, Michael Hussey gets on the front foot and plays a gorgeous drive through the covers for a boundary. That shot should give him a lot of confidence.
Zaheer to Michael Hussey, FOUR, good length delivery outside off, it tails away a bit, Michael Hussey guides it through the gap between first slip and gully. Laxman is the one chasing it and the ball wins an easy race.
Ashwin to Michael Hussey, FOUR, tossed up invitingly outside off, Michael Hussey comes down the track and drives it uppishly over the extra cover fielder for a boundary. Super shot, he played it with the spin
Ashwin to Michael Hussey, out Michael Hussey Run Out!! That wicket came out of nowhere. Tossed up delivery outside off, Michael Hussey drives it and takes off for a single. But Gambhir at silly point has fielded the ball with his out-stretched right hand, sends in a quick direct hit. Hussey was way short of his crease, in fact he did not have time to react. Finally some brilliance from India in the field. Michael Hussey run out (Gambhir) 25(33) [4s-3]
Ashwin to Haddin, SIX, super shot from Haddin. This is what he is known for. Tossed up invitingly on middle, Haddin opens up his arms and lofts it over the long on boundary for a maximum. Gets off the mark with that shot
Zaheer to Ponting, out Caught by Tendulkar!! Soft dismissal to end a masterly innings. It was on the cards and almost happened in the last over. Shorter delivery on the off stump, Ponting goes for the pull and connects really well. Sachin at the deep midwicket boundary jumps up a bit and takes a good catch. The crowd gives a standing ovation. Ponting c Tendulkar b Zaheer 221(404) [4s-21]
Ashwin to Siddle, out Caught by Saha!! That's it. Thin edge to the keeper. Siddle was looking like getting out any ball. Flatter delivery just outside off, it was the carrom ball again, Siddle came forward to defend and gets a thin outside edge to the keeper Saha. Ashwin and Saha appeal and the umpire gives the decision in their favor. Ashwin picks up his third. First catch for Saha. Siddle c Saha b Ashwin 2(15)
Zaheer to Haddin, FOUR, good length delivery outside off, Haddin plays a square drive through the point region for a crisp boundary.
Ashwin to Ryan Harris, FOUR, tossed up overpitched delivery outside off, Ryan Harris drives it through cover, it's well timed and goes the distance for a boundary
Ashwin to Ryan Harris, FOUR, tossed up wide outside off, Ryan Harris gets on the front foot and drives it through the covers for a boundary.
Ashwin to Haddin, SIX, he tried it 2 balls earlier and failed, this time he connects. Full and on the middle and leg, Haddin bends his knees and lofts it over deep mid wicket, hits it with a straight bat and clears the ropes easily
Umesh Yadav to Ryan Harris, SIX, 600 up with a 6! Very good hook shot. Umesh bangs it short on his face, Harris hooks it away, just about manages to clear the deep square leg fence. He looks up at the dressing room, and stays on. Declaration coming soon?
Zaheer to Warner, FOUR, back of a length delivery swinging away, Warner checks his shot, gets an outside edge which flies through the vacant gully region for a boundary.
Ashwin to Ed Cowan, FOUR, tossed up outside off, it's too short, Ed Cowan punches it off the backfoot to the deep extra cover boundary.
Ashwin to Warner, FOUR, just as he was getting Warner under pressure, he lets it go through by delivering a short delivery. Ashwin pulls it away to the deep midwicket region for a boundary
Zaheer to Warner, FOUR, gets on the front foot and plays a lofted on drive over the mid on fielder. The ball rolls over the boundary rope
Zaheer to Warner, FOUR, short outside off, it comes on slowly, Warner gets into position quickly and pulls it to deep midwicket. Kohli chases it, but in vain as he fails to stop the ball from rolling past the ropes
Ashwin to Warner, out Caught&Bowled!! First wicket for Ashwin in the second innings. Tossed up delivery on the pads, Warner hits it straight back in the direction of Ed Cowan, Ashwin comes across and takes a good low catch. Soft dismissal really. Warner departs and the ploy to open with Ashwin has paid off. Warner c and b Ashwin 28(39) [4s-4]
Zaheer to Shaun Marsh, out Lbw!! Marsh gone. Fuller length delivery swinging in sharply, it hits Shaun Marsh on the pads as he looks to flick. Umpire Dharmasena had a good, hard look at it and rules in favor of the bowler. Zak has done it once again, gets another left hander out. Marsh's dreadful run continues. Shaun Marsh lbw b Zaheer 0(4)
Ashwin to Ed Cowan, out Lbw!! Ashwin has accounted for both the openers. This one dipped in a bit and hit Ed Cowan on the pads as he looks to flick after shuffling to the off stump. He is hit plumb in front, it would have gone to hit the middle stump. This is really good bowling from Ashwin. Ed Cowan lbw b Ashwin 10(27) [4s-1]
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, flighted up outside off, Michael Clarke comes down the track and drives it through the cover region for a boundary. Excellent footwork from the skipper
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, poor ball. That deserved to go to the boundary. Short and very wide, Ponting cuts away from the body and gets it off the outer half of the bat, runs it between slips and gully for four. Not exactly where he wanted to hit, but he'll take it
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, well, this time it was a genuine edge. Better ball from Ishant - full and straight, Ponting looks to drive and gets a thick edge through the same area. Ponting has now scored 500 runs in the series
Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, superb shot. Not easy to play that at all, especially with this drift. It was actually a very full ball but he got down in time and swept it hard to the deep square leg fence
Zaheer to Michael Clarke, FOUR, shot! Zaheer goes short again but Clarke gives a superb response, stays back and half-pulls it over mid wicket, picks the gap well and takes 4
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, aggression from Clarke, charges down and converts it into a half volley, lofts it over mid off for a boundary
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, no run, catch dropped. By Ashwin himself! Once again Clarke comes down the track and smashes it straight back, Ashwin had to move to his left but got both hands to it, didn't hold on
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, more intent from Clarke, takes a couple of steps forward, is not upto the pitch of it but still goes through with the heave, hits it to deep mid wicket for another four
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, out Caught by Saha!! Clarke is gone but was there an edge? Clarke doesn't look too happy. Good length at a good pace around off, Clarke slashes at it from the crease and misses, there was a sound as the ball went past but no clear deviation. Need to see a few replays to confirm if there was an edge. Doesn't matter anyways as Clarke has to go. Michael Clarke c Saha b Umesh Yadav 37(43) [4s-4]
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, poor ball, short and on the body, too easy for Ponting who pulls it away down to fine leg, he will play that even in his sleep
Umesh Yadav to Michael Hussey, FOUR, superb shot! Overpitches alright but how well has he played it, neat stride forward and a perfect off drive between extra cover and mid off, Zaheer gives chase but in vain
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, 1 run, tough chance dropped by Dravid! Very difficult though. Ponting gets into an awkward position and completely mishits a pull over mid wicket, Dravid has to run back and he does well to keep his eyes on the ball and get there, holds on to the catch but spills it as he gets down. No luck whatsoever for Dravid..
Ishant to Ponting, 1 run, 50 comes up for Ponting wth a push to deep point, his 61st in Tests. Gets a warm applause from the crowd as he raises the bat. Can't believe he was out of form before this series started
Ishant to Michael Hussey, out Lbw!! Finally a wicket for Ishant! Dharmasena took a long time to give it out, marginal decision that. Pitches on good length and straightens a touch, Hussey was pressing forward to defend but it hit the pad before the bat, did it come in enough? Need a replay to confirm. Ishant will be a relieved man. Michael Hussey lbw b Ishant 15(40) [4s-1]
Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, poor delivery. Just can't bowl short to Ponting. Rocks back and slaps this one to deep square leg, no chance for Ishant Sharma in the deep, brings up Australia's 150
Ashwin to Haddin, FOUR, poor start from Ashwin, short and wide outside off, Haddin gets back and cuts it late to get it to the left of point, was a boundary all the way
Ashwin to Haddin, FOUR, slightly overpitched and Haddin is quick to come on the frontfoot to drive it neatly through cover, timed it superbly too, another boundary
Ishant to Ponting, 2 runs, catch dropped by Saha, very good effort though, nicely pitched up and nipping away just a bit, Ponting goes for an expansive drive but only manages a thick edge, it flies high and to the right of Saha, would have gone straight to first slip if there was one, Saha dives full length and got a hand to it but it does not stick on
Umesh Yadav to Ed Cowan, FOUR, a gift that for Ed Cowan and he cashes in. Full toss outside off, at a friendly height, just eased past cover. Kohli gave chase, but the ball beat him easily to the ropes. First boundary for Ed Cowan and for Australia as well
Zaheer to Ed Cowan, FOUR, not the pitch to bowl short and Zaheer learns it the hard way. Short one outside off, Ed Cowan rolls his wrists and pulls it with disdain to the deep mid wicket fence. He is standing well outside the crease and pulled it authoritatively
Zaheer to Warner, out Lbw!! Aleem Dar took his time and then gave it out. It was a fair decision too. Warner caught on the crease and struck on the pad in front of middle and leg. Struck him on or around the knee roll as he didn't get his bat across to defend. Good ball from Zaheer - produced the in-dipper and got slight seam movement to catch Warner unawares. Warner lbw b Zaheer 8(23)
Ashwin to Shaun Marsh, out Bowled!! Shaun Marsh is comprehensively bowled. His horrid tour continues. He can't believe that it has bowled him and walks off shell-shocked. Took some time for him to realise that it has indeed castled him. Slower, and tantalising flight from Ashwin. It went straight on and Shaun Marsh played completely outside the line. The bat was hanging out without any hope, the ball slowly found it's way past the inside edge and kissed off. Marsh couldn't have played that any poorly - shows his lack of form. Shaun Marsh b Ashwin 3(12)
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, that's pure class. Absolute class. The shot of the day so far. Umesh Yadav bowled him with that same delivery at Perth, but here Ponting gets back and across, before transferring his weight forward and punching it with a straight bat past the stumps. The timing was superb and it took the ball all the way, beating mid on. Lovely to see.
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, bad ball and easy boundary for Ponting. Down leg, Ponting shuffles across and glances it fine, beating fine leg easily
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, no third slip and that is another boundary for Ponting. Very streaky though. Tried to soften the impact by taking the bottom hand off the bat handle, but it was a clear edge and it ran away as no third man was present. Good delivery, but it is four runs for Ponting
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, Ponting at his best! When he was at his prime, this was his go-to shot and he turns the clock back. It was fractionally short on off, Ponting was onto it in a flash - rocking back and crunching a pull wide of square leg. The ball sped away to the fence. Can't bowl there to the best puller/hooker in the modern game.
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, Woah! Now through the off side. Exaggerated backfoot punch. Not a bad ball - just a splendid shot. Short of a length outside off, Ponting transferred his weight back and unfurled a scorching punch, that beat point and cover. One through the leg side and one now on the off side. Ponting looking ominous on this flat wicket
Ishant to Ed Cowan, FOUR, India could have got both Ed Cowan and Ponting if they had a third slip. Ishant the bowler to suffer this time. Poor captaincy this by Sehwag. Full and wide outside off, the sucker ball - Ed Cowan drove well away from his body and it flew through the vacant third slip. Very catchable height too.
Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, pre-meditated shot, but well hit by Ponting. Kneels down and slog sweeps it along the ground beating mid wicket and the man behind square. Hit well in front of square and it rocketed away. Top shot from Punter
Ashwin to Ed Cowan, out Caught by Laxman at short cover!! Excellent catch by VVS. His batting may not have fired this series, but his catching is still top-notch. Credit to Ashwin as well, he kept tossing it up and lured Ed Cowan into the airy drive. Cowan couldn't keep it down and it was taken well, low to his right by Lax. Ashwin is pumped and India get a vital wicket just before lunch. Ed Cowan c Laxman b Ashwin 30(63) [4s-3]
Sehwag to Ponting, FOUR, shouts of 'catch' but that has been flicked away superbly by Ponting. Came down the track and put it away past VVS at mid wicket and then beat Zak at deep mid, who put in a clumsy effort, not diving. A classy boundary nonetheless
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, lovely drive from Michael Clarke and he gets a boundary. Beats Umesh on the dive at mid off. He went to his left, but dived over the ball. Clarke getting right to the pitch of that off-break and timing it magnificently
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, 2 runs, well bowled but well negotiated as well, yorker length on the off, Ponting jams it down to backward square leg region for a couple, brings up Ponting's FIFTY as well. Good, positive innings this. His good run at Adelaide continues, can he convert this into a century?
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, FOUR, Umesh tries the short one but Clarke sends it to the boundary. Short delivery sits up to be smashed, Clarke stays back and pulls it down to deep square leg, Umesh's inconsistency continues to haunt him
Zaheer to Michael Clarke, FOUR, poor fielding by Umesh at deep square leg! Very lazy stuff that. Clarke works this with the angle, Umesh runs across a long way but does not bend enough, allows it to go through him to the fence. Need to do much better, young man
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, superb drive! Umesh tries to pitch it up but overpitches, Ponting gets half forward and presents the full face of the bat and drives it to long off, big boundaries but that doesn't matter
Zaheer to Michael Clarke, FOUR, poor ball. Wrong line and an easy boundary. On the leg stump line, Clarke gets some bat on it and works it away to fine leg, collects 4 gifted runs
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, not a bad ball, just a superb shot. That is actually a good length delivery but Clarke stretches a long way and punches off the frontfoot, hits it through extra cover for a four. Terrific shot
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, shot of the day! What a terrific shot. Yes it was short of length, yes he did give some width but still..what a shot! Stands tall, punches it off the frontfoot and hits it between point and cover, just raced to the fence
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, edged and four to third man. That's what happens when you don't have first slip. Would have been a sitter if there was first slip but there is none. Loose shot from Clarke - flashes away from the body and edges it, goes right between Saha and Laxman, who is standing wide as the lone slip. They can only look at each other. "Unlucky Ishant". That tag suits him well this time
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, poor ball. Short ball sits up to be hit, Clarke swivels and absolutely hammers it to deep mid wicket
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, back to back boundaries but Ashwin should not mind this. He gives it air and invites Clarke forward, he uses his feet and lofts it over mid on, brings up his fifty in style. This partnership is looking threatening
Ishant to Ponting, 1 run, quick single, defends this to the left of backward point and looks up at his partner who responds well and takes it easily in the end, goos running between the wickets
Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, 13000 Test runs for the legendary Ricky Ponting. Gets a warm round of applause from the Adelaide crowd and he acknowledges it. Gets to the milestone with a sweep shot to deep backward square leg
Ishant to Ponting, 1 run, 100 partnership up with a drive to extra cover, ominous signs for India. They look good to make it really big
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, not a bad ball but excellent placement, a fraction short outside off, Clarke waits deep in the crease and cuts it hard wide of backward point for a boundary
Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, good use of his feet. Sees the flighted delivery and comes down the track, lofts it over mid off, doesn't time it too well but the ball finds enough legs to reach the boundary, Ashwin should not mind this though
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, shot! A bit short from Ashwin, Clarke goes deep in the crease and gives himself some room, cuts it hard through covers for a boundary, excellent use of the feet
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, outside off lines but too short again, Clarke cuts it with disdain through point, another boundary in the same area
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, third boundary of the over, Clarke is taking the attack to Ashwin now. Charges down the track and lofts him inside out over extra cover, Ashwin should not mind it much as he gives himself a chance of taking a wicket with that flight
Sehwag to Michael Clarke, SIX, tossed up on the off stump, Michael Clarke gets down the track and lofts it over the bowler's head for a maximum. Super shot.
Zaheer to Michael Clarke, 2 runs, good length delivery outside off, Michael Clarke plays a square drive through the point region for a couple. That brings up the 150 run partnership.
Zaheer to Ponting, FOUR, gets to his hundred with a square driven boundary!! No century for 2 years and now he has 2 in this series. 6th Hundred at this ground and 41st Test century overall. He is second on the all time list for hundreds, has just gone past Kallis. He is joyous after getting to his hundred. Waved his bat fiercely and roared with clenched fists. Tiger indeed!
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, that was a majestic shot!! As good as it gets. A touch back of a length outside off, Ponting waits on the backfoot and creams it really late past the point region with an open face. Super shot.
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, FOUR, short of length delivery outside off, Michael Clarke smokes it through the midwicket for a boundary. Super shot this from Michael Clarke, Yadav needs to bowl his bouncers a bit more faster to have any effect.
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, FOUR, back of a length delivery nipping into Michael Clarke, he cuts it behind point, the ball runs to the boundary rope. That's his 19th Test hundred. It has been a flawless knock. He raises his bat in appreciation. Second hundred of the series, can he convert this one into a bigger one?
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, leg byes, FOUR, what a return from Umesh Yadav. Fast bouncer, it nips in a bit, Michael Clarke had no clue about it and was hit on the helmet as he looks to duck, the ball rolls away to the fine leg boundary.
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Michael Clarke slashes at it, the ball goes to the third man boundary. Totally dismissed from his presence, Ishant has dished out nonsense right from the first ball.
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, ohh what a player!. Short and wide outside off, Michael Clarke gets on top of it and cuts it through point for another boundary. Ashwin was busy adjusting his hat and put in a poor effort.
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, Clarke is on song. This one is tossed up outside off, Michael Clarke rocks back and crunches it wide of Sachin at backward point. He moves to his right, but can't get anywhere near the ball. Clarke nears Ponting now
Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, as easy as it gets. Ashwin tosses this one outside off, Ponting gets a good stride forward and creams a punchy off-drive on the up and over mid-off for a boundary
Sehwag to Michael Clarke, FOUR, Michael Clarke joins in the fun. Gets inside out to a flighted delivery and lifts it effortlessly over mid-off for a one bounce boundary
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, DROPPED!!! On a good length and outside off, he induces the drive from Michael Clarke, gets the outside edge which flies to the place where a third slip would have taken it. Laxman at second slip dives to his right, gets a hand to it, but the ball still rolls down to the third man boundary. Ishant is exasperated
Ishant to Michael Clarke, 1 run, back of a length delivery outside off, Michael Clarke drives it to sweeper cover for a single. That brings up the 250 run stand between these two.
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, bad ball and a gift that. Full and drifting onto the pads, Michael Clarke gets an easy boundary with a clip off the pads, that races away to the deep mid wicket fence
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, 2nd boundary of the over and surprisingly there is no third slip for Ponting. Good ball by Ishant, draws Ponting forward and then catches the edge, it dies down pretty quickly and flies through the gap between 3rd slip and gully. No third man and that's Ponting's first boundary of the day
Zaheer to Michael Clarke, FOUR, that's 150 for Michael Clarke. That's the shot he was aiming for the previous ball and now he has found it. Leant forward and square drove it wide of cover. The ball raced away. Raises the bat and acknowledges the cheers of the Adelaide crowd. He would be eyeing a much bigger score though
Zaheer to Michael Clarke, FOUR, pristine off drive by Michael Clarke. On the up too. Did it hit Ponting's foot? No. It didn't. Clarke got forward and timed it beautifully. The ball races away on the fast outfield towards the straight boundary
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, Ponting's bread and butter shot. Short outside off, Ponting controls the pull and gets a boundary, beating a lazy Ash on the deep mid wicket fence. He didn't put in the dive nor did he make any effort to do so. Very poor stuff
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, 150 for Ponting. What a way to get there as well. Perhaps his best shot of the innings. Leant forward and timed the straight drive past the stumps. Just missed them and the timing was so good, that it gave mid on no chance. That shot proves how good a track this is and how well Ponting is seeing them. No great celebrations. Just a mild one
Zaheer to Ponting, FOUR, short down leg, too easy for Ponting - he swivels and pulls it down to fine leg, beating the man without any fuss. He now goes past Michael Clarke.
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, 1 run, the 300 run stand is up with a controlled drive to Sachin Tendulkar at deep point. Michael Clarke and Ponting shake hands on their feat
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, FOUR, goes for the short one again, but down leg, Michael Clarke swivels on the pull and though he hasn't timed it well, he gets it down to fine leg, beating the man on the fence. Nothing is going right for Umesh Yadav
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, imperious! Ponting going back and then with his weight back, smashed it through cover on the up. Timed it beautifully. That's quite an unorthodox cover drive and Ponting plays it really well - a sort of a trademark shot for Ponting
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, this keeps getting better and better. Slightly short outside off, rising too, Ponting just whiplashed the cut from the crease. It was in the air, but no point and it ran away, beating a desperate dive from Gauti who ran all the way from deep point.
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, now Michael Clarke gets into the act. Comes down and then goes inside out over cover with a lovely lofted drive. Sachin Tendulkar at sweeper cover gave up the chase pretty quickly
Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, Ponting shows some aggression. Steps out and then clears mid off with a clean strike. Got to the pitch and then went through with the shot. No risk at all in that stroke.
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, horrid ball that from Ashwin - what a poor ball - Michael Clarke won't miss out on those. Very short and ample time for Clarke to go back and choose his region to hit, he cuts and finds the deep backward point fence. Ashwin continues to disappoint and frustrate.
Ishant to Ponting, 3 runs, now Ishant piles on the agony for the Indians by failing to anticipate a straight-forward return chance. Ponting's bat turned in his hand as he came forward to straight drive. It went at knee height to Ishant, very catchable and he lets it go through his hands. The hands came down very late and by the time, he was closing it to catch, the ball had already gone past him. What a miss!
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, Gorgeous! Uses his feet and drives wide of mid off. Ashwin isn't happy with the fielder for not diving - well I guess - he has to set an example first before pointing fingers.
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, out Bowled!! Where did that come from?? Some solace for Yadav at last. It was a back of a length delivery angled into the pads, Michael Clarke looks to flick off his pads, the ball hits his pads and rolls onto the middle and off stump. What a knock from Michael Clarke, the crowd is giving him a standing ovation. But to be truthful, it was a tame dismissal after a flawless knock. Michael Clarke b Umesh Yadav 210(275) [4s-26 6s-1]
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, thats his double hundred. Short delivery on the body, Ponting pulls it away through the square leg region for a boundary. He immediately removes his helmet and acknowledges the crowd. What a time to get your double hundred. That too off his favorite shot, on his favorite ground. 6th double hundred of his career, 3rd against India.
Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, Dropped!! You won't get easier catches from batsmen batting on 215. Floated up on the pads, Ponting flicks uppishly off his pads to Laxman at mid wicket, who jumps up and drops a regulation catch.
Ashwin to Michael Hussey, FOUR, flatter delivery outside off, Michael Hussey gets on the front foot and plays a gorgeous drive through the covers for a boundary. That shot should give him a lot of confidence.
Zaheer to Michael Hussey, FOUR, good length delivery outside off, it tails away a bit, Michael Hussey guides it through the gap between first slip and gully. Laxman is the one chasing it and the ball wins an easy race.
Ashwin to Michael Hussey, FOUR, tossed up invitingly outside off, Michael Hussey comes down the track and drives it uppishly over the extra cover fielder for a boundary. Super shot, he played it with the spin
Ashwin to Michael Hussey, out Michael Hussey Run Out!! That wicket came out of nowhere. Tossed up delivery outside off, Michael Hussey drives it and takes off for a single. But Gambhir at silly point has fielded the ball with his out-stretched right hand, sends in a quick direct hit. Hussey was way short of his crease, in fact he did not have time to react. Finally some brilliance from India in the field. Michael Hussey run out (Gambhir) 25(33) [4s-3]
Ashwin to Haddin, SIX, super shot from Haddin. This is what he is known for. Tossed up invitingly on middle, Haddin opens up his arms and lofts it over the long on boundary for a maximum. Gets off the mark with that shot
Zaheer to Ponting, out Caught by Tendulkar!! Soft dismissal to end a masterly innings. It was on the cards and almost happened in the last over. Shorter delivery on the off stump, Ponting goes for the pull and connects really well. Sachin at the deep midwicket boundary jumps up a bit and takes a good catch. The crowd gives a standing ovation. Ponting c Tendulkar b Zaheer 221(404) [4s-21]
Ashwin to Siddle, out Caught by Saha!! That's it. Thin edge to the keeper. Siddle was looking like getting out any ball. Flatter delivery just outside off, it was the carrom ball again, Siddle came forward to defend and gets a thin outside edge to the keeper Saha. Ashwin and Saha appeal and the umpire gives the decision in their favor. Ashwin picks up his third. First catch for Saha. Siddle c Saha b Ashwin 2(15)
Zaheer to Haddin, FOUR, good length delivery outside off, Haddin plays a square drive through the point region for a crisp boundary.
Ashwin to Ryan Harris, FOUR, tossed up overpitched delivery outside off, Ryan Harris drives it through cover, it's well timed and goes the distance for a boundary
Ashwin to Ryan Harris, FOUR, tossed up wide outside off, Ryan Harris gets on the front foot and drives it through the covers for a boundary.
Ashwin to Haddin, SIX, he tried it 2 balls earlier and failed, this time he connects. Full and on the middle and leg, Haddin bends his knees and lofts it over deep mid wicket, hits it with a straight bat and clears the ropes easily
Umesh Yadav to Ryan Harris, SIX, 600 up with a 6! Very good hook shot. Umesh bangs it short on his face, Harris hooks it away, just about manages to clear the deep square leg fence. He looks up at the dressing room, and stays on. Declaration coming soon?
Zaheer to Warner, FOUR, back of a length delivery swinging away, Warner checks his shot, gets an outside edge which flies through the vacant gully region for a boundary.
Ashwin to Ed Cowan, FOUR, tossed up outside off, it's too short, Ed Cowan punches it off the backfoot to the deep extra cover boundary.
Ashwin to Warner, FOUR, just as he was getting Warner under pressure, he lets it go through by delivering a short delivery. Ashwin pulls it away to the deep midwicket region for a boundary
Zaheer to Warner, FOUR, gets on the front foot and plays a lofted on drive over the mid on fielder. The ball rolls over the boundary rope
Zaheer to Warner, FOUR, short outside off, it comes on slowly, Warner gets into position quickly and pulls it to deep midwicket. Kohli chases it, but in vain as he fails to stop the ball from rolling past the ropes
Ashwin to Warner, out Caught&Bowled!! First wicket for Ashwin in the second innings. Tossed up delivery on the pads, Warner hits it straight back in the direction of Ed Cowan, Ashwin comes across and takes a good low catch. Soft dismissal really. Warner departs and the ploy to open with Ashwin has paid off. Warner c and b Ashwin 28(39) [4s-4]
Zaheer to Shaun Marsh, out Lbw!! Marsh gone. Fuller length delivery swinging in sharply, it hits Shaun Marsh on the pads as he looks to flick. Umpire Dharmasena had a good, hard look at it and rules in favor of the bowler. Zak has done it once again, gets another left hander out. Marsh's dreadful run continues. Shaun Marsh lbw b Zaheer 0(4)
Ashwin to Ed Cowan, out Lbw!! Ashwin has accounted for both the openers. This one dipped in a bit and hit Ed Cowan on the pads as he looks to flick after shuffling to the off stump. He is hit plumb in front, it would have gone to hit the middle stump. This is really good bowling from Ashwin. Ed Cowan lbw b Ashwin 10(27) [4s-1]
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, flighted up outside off, Michael Clarke comes down the track and drives it through the cover region for a boundary. Excellent footwork from the skipper
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, poor ball. That deserved to go to the boundary. Short and very wide, Ponting cuts away from the body and gets it off the outer half of the bat, runs it between slips and gully for four. Not exactly where he wanted to hit, but he'll take it
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, well, this time it was a genuine edge. Better ball from Ishant - full and straight, Ponting looks to drive and gets a thick edge through the same area. Ponting has now scored 500 runs in the series
Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, superb shot. Not easy to play that at all, especially with this drift. It was actually a very full ball but he got down in time and swept it hard to the deep square leg fence
Zaheer to Michael Clarke, FOUR, shot! Zaheer goes short again but Clarke gives a superb response, stays back and half-pulls it over mid wicket, picks the gap well and takes 4
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, aggression from Clarke, charges down and converts it into a half volley, lofts it over mid off for a boundary
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, no run, catch dropped. By Ashwin himself! Once again Clarke comes down the track and smashes it straight back, Ashwin had to move to his left but got both hands to it, didn't hold on
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, more intent from Clarke, takes a couple of steps forward, is not upto the pitch of it but still goes through with the heave, hits it to deep mid wicket for another four
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, out Caught by Saha!! Clarke is gone but was there an edge? Clarke doesn't look too happy. Good length at a good pace around off, Clarke slashes at it from the crease and misses, there was a sound as the ball went past but no clear deviation. Need to see a few replays to confirm if there was an edge. Doesn't matter anyways as Clarke has to go. Michael Clarke c Saha b Umesh Yadav 37(43) [4s-4]
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, poor ball, short and on the body, too easy for Ponting who pulls it away down to fine leg, he will play that even in his sleep
Umesh Yadav to Michael Hussey, FOUR, superb shot! Overpitches alright but how well has he played it, neat stride forward and a perfect off drive between extra cover and mid off, Zaheer gives chase but in vain
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, 1 run, tough chance dropped by Dravid! Very difficult though. Ponting gets into an awkward position and completely mishits a pull over mid wicket, Dravid has to run back and he does well to keep his eyes on the ball and get there, holds on to the catch but spills it as he gets down. No luck whatsoever for Dravid..
Ishant to Ponting, 1 run, 50 comes up for Ponting wth a push to deep point, his 61st in Tests. Gets a warm applause from the crowd as he raises the bat. Can't believe he was out of form before this series started
Ishant to Michael Hussey, out Lbw!! Finally a wicket for Ishant! Dharmasena took a long time to give it out, marginal decision that. Pitches on good length and straightens a touch, Hussey was pressing forward to defend but it hit the pad before the bat, did it come in enough? Need a replay to confirm. Ishant will be a relieved man. Michael Hussey lbw b Ishant 15(40) [4s-1]
Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, poor delivery. Just can't bowl short to Ponting. Rocks back and slaps this one to deep square leg, no chance for Ishant Sharma in the deep, brings up Australia's 150
Ashwin to Haddin, FOUR, poor start from Ashwin, short and wide outside off, Haddin gets back and cuts it late to get it to the left of point, was a boundary all the way
Ashwin to Haddin, FOUR, slightly overpitched and Haddin is quick to come on the frontfoot to drive it neatly through cover, timed it superbly too, another boundary
Ishant to Ponting, 2 runs, catch dropped by Saha, very good effort though, nicely pitched up and nipping away just a bit, Ponting goes for an expansive drive but only manages a thick edge, it flies high and to the right of Saha, would have gone straight to first slip if there was one, Saha dives full length and got a hand to it but it does not stick on
Umesh Yadav to Ed Cowan, FOUR, a gift that for Ed Cowan and he cashes in. Full toss outside off, at a friendly height, just eased past cover. Kohli gave chase, but the ball beat him easily to the ropes. First boundary for Ed Cowan and for Australia as well
Zaheer to Ed Cowan, FOUR, not the pitch to bowl short and Zaheer learns it the hard way. Short one outside off, Ed Cowan rolls his wrists and pulls it with disdain to the deep mid wicket fence. He is standing well outside the crease and pulled it authoritatively
Zaheer to Warner, out Lbw!! Aleem Dar took his time and then gave it out. It was a fair decision too. Warner caught on the crease and struck on the pad in front of middle and leg. Struck him on or around the knee roll as he didn't get his bat across to defend. Good ball from Zaheer - produced the in-dipper and got slight seam movement to catch Warner unawares. Warner lbw b Zaheer 8(23)
Ashwin to Shaun Marsh, out Bowled!! Shaun Marsh is comprehensively bowled. His horrid tour continues. He can't believe that it has bowled him and walks off shell-shocked. Took some time for him to realise that it has indeed castled him. Slower, and tantalising flight from Ashwin. It went straight on and Shaun Marsh played completely outside the line. The bat was hanging out without any hope, the ball slowly found it's way past the inside edge and kissed off. Marsh couldn't have played that any poorly - shows his lack of form. Shaun Marsh b Ashwin 3(12)
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, that's pure class. Absolute class. The shot of the day so far. Umesh Yadav bowled him with that same delivery at Perth, but here Ponting gets back and across, before transferring his weight forward and punching it with a straight bat past the stumps. The timing was superb and it took the ball all the way, beating mid on. Lovely to see.
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, bad ball and easy boundary for Ponting. Down leg, Ponting shuffles across and glances it fine, beating fine leg easily
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, no third slip and that is another boundary for Ponting. Very streaky though. Tried to soften the impact by taking the bottom hand off the bat handle, but it was a clear edge and it ran away as no third man was present. Good delivery, but it is four runs for Ponting
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, Ponting at his best! When he was at his prime, this was his go-to shot and he turns the clock back. It was fractionally short on off, Ponting was onto it in a flash - rocking back and crunching a pull wide of square leg. The ball sped away to the fence. Can't bowl there to the best puller/hooker in the modern game.
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, Woah! Now through the off side. Exaggerated backfoot punch. Not a bad ball - just a splendid shot. Short of a length outside off, Ponting transferred his weight back and unfurled a scorching punch, that beat point and cover. One through the leg side and one now on the off side. Ponting looking ominous on this flat wicket
Ishant to Ed Cowan, FOUR, India could have got both Ed Cowan and Ponting if they had a third slip. Ishant the bowler to suffer this time. Poor captaincy this by Sehwag. Full and wide outside off, the sucker ball - Ed Cowan drove well away from his body and it flew through the vacant third slip. Very catchable height too.
Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, pre-meditated shot, but well hit by Ponting. Kneels down and slog sweeps it along the ground beating mid wicket and the man behind square. Hit well in front of square and it rocketed away. Top shot from Punter
Ashwin to Ed Cowan, out Caught by Laxman at short cover!! Excellent catch by VVS. His batting may not have fired this series, but his catching is still top-notch. Credit to Ashwin as well, he kept tossing it up and lured Ed Cowan into the airy drive. Cowan couldn't keep it down and it was taken well, low to his right by Lax. Ashwin is pumped and India get a vital wicket just before lunch. Ed Cowan c Laxman b Ashwin 30(63) [4s-3]
Sehwag to Ponting, FOUR, shouts of 'catch' but that has been flicked away superbly by Ponting. Came down the track and put it away past VVS at mid wicket and then beat Zak at deep mid, who put in a clumsy effort, not diving. A classy boundary nonetheless
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, lovely drive from Michael Clarke and he gets a boundary. Beats Umesh on the dive at mid off. He went to his left, but dived over the ball. Clarke getting right to the pitch of that off-break and timing it magnificently
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, 2 runs, well bowled but well negotiated as well, yorker length on the off, Ponting jams it down to backward square leg region for a couple, brings up Ponting's FIFTY as well. Good, positive innings this. His good run at Adelaide continues, can he convert this into a century?
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, FOUR, Umesh tries the short one but Clarke sends it to the boundary. Short delivery sits up to be smashed, Clarke stays back and pulls it down to deep square leg, Umesh's inconsistency continues to haunt him
Zaheer to Michael Clarke, FOUR, poor fielding by Umesh at deep square leg! Very lazy stuff that. Clarke works this with the angle, Umesh runs across a long way but does not bend enough, allows it to go through him to the fence. Need to do much better, young man
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, superb drive! Umesh tries to pitch it up but overpitches, Ponting gets half forward and presents the full face of the bat and drives it to long off, big boundaries but that doesn't matter
Zaheer to Michael Clarke, FOUR, poor ball. Wrong line and an easy boundary. On the leg stump line, Clarke gets some bat on it and works it away to fine leg, collects 4 gifted runs
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, not a bad ball, just a superb shot. That is actually a good length delivery but Clarke stretches a long way and punches off the frontfoot, hits it through extra cover for a four. Terrific shot
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, shot of the day! What a terrific shot. Yes it was short of length, yes he did give some width but still..what a shot! Stands tall, punches it off the frontfoot and hits it between point and cover, just raced to the fence
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, edged and four to third man. That's what happens when you don't have first slip. Would have been a sitter if there was first slip but there is none. Loose shot from Clarke - flashes away from the body and edges it, goes right between Saha and Laxman, who is standing wide as the lone slip. They can only look at each other. "Unlucky Ishant". That tag suits him well this time
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, poor ball. Short ball sits up to be hit, Clarke swivels and absolutely hammers it to deep mid wicket
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, back to back boundaries but Ashwin should not mind this. He gives it air and invites Clarke forward, he uses his feet and lofts it over mid on, brings up his fifty in style. This partnership is looking threatening
Ishant to Ponting, 1 run, quick single, defends this to the left of backward point and looks up at his partner who responds well and takes it easily in the end, goos running between the wickets
Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, 13000 Test runs for the legendary Ricky Ponting. Gets a warm round of applause from the Adelaide crowd and he acknowledges it. Gets to the milestone with a sweep shot to deep backward square leg
Ishant to Ponting, 1 run, 100 partnership up with a drive to extra cover, ominous signs for India. They look good to make it really big
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, not a bad ball but excellent placement, a fraction short outside off, Clarke waits deep in the crease and cuts it hard wide of backward point for a boundary
Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, good use of his feet. Sees the flighted delivery and comes down the track, lofts it over mid off, doesn't time it too well but the ball finds enough legs to reach the boundary, Ashwin should not mind this though
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, shot! A bit short from Ashwin, Clarke goes deep in the crease and gives himself some room, cuts it hard through covers for a boundary, excellent use of the feet
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, outside off lines but too short again, Clarke cuts it with disdain through point, another boundary in the same area
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, third boundary of the over, Clarke is taking the attack to Ashwin now. Charges down the track and lofts him inside out over extra cover, Ashwin should not mind it much as he gives himself a chance of taking a wicket with that flight
Sehwag to Michael Clarke, SIX, tossed up on the off stump, Michael Clarke gets down the track and lofts it over the bowler's head for a maximum. Super shot.
Zaheer to Michael Clarke, 2 runs, good length delivery outside off, Michael Clarke plays a square drive through the point region for a couple. That brings up the 150 run partnership.
Zaheer to Ponting, FOUR, gets to his hundred with a square driven boundary!! No century for 2 years and now he has 2 in this series. 6th Hundred at this ground and 41st Test century overall. He is second on the all time list for hundreds, has just gone past Kallis. He is joyous after getting to his hundred. Waved his bat fiercely and roared with clenched fists. Tiger indeed!
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, that was a majestic shot!! As good as it gets. A touch back of a length outside off, Ponting waits on the backfoot and creams it really late past the point region with an open face. Super shot.
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, FOUR, short of length delivery outside off, Michael Clarke smokes it through the midwicket for a boundary. Super shot this from Michael Clarke, Yadav needs to bowl his bouncers a bit more faster to have any effect.
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, FOUR, back of a length delivery nipping into Michael Clarke, he cuts it behind point, the ball runs to the boundary rope. That's his 19th Test hundred. It has been a flawless knock. He raises his bat in appreciation. Second hundred of the series, can he convert this one into a bigger one?
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, leg byes, FOUR, what a return from Umesh Yadav. Fast bouncer, it nips in a bit, Michael Clarke had no clue about it and was hit on the helmet as he looks to duck, the ball rolls away to the fine leg boundary.
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Michael Clarke slashes at it, the ball goes to the third man boundary. Totally dismissed from his presence, Ishant has dished out nonsense right from the first ball.
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, ohh what a player!. Short and wide outside off, Michael Clarke gets on top of it and cuts it through point for another boundary. Ashwin was busy adjusting his hat and put in a poor effort.
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, Clarke is on song. This one is tossed up outside off, Michael Clarke rocks back and crunches it wide of Sachin at backward point. He moves to his right, but can't get anywhere near the ball. Clarke nears Ponting now
Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, as easy as it gets. Ashwin tosses this one outside off, Ponting gets a good stride forward and creams a punchy off-drive on the up and over mid-off for a boundary
Sehwag to Michael Clarke, FOUR, Michael Clarke joins in the fun. Gets inside out to a flighted delivery and lifts it effortlessly over mid-off for a one bounce boundary
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, DROPPED!!! On a good length and outside off, he induces the drive from Michael Clarke, gets the outside edge which flies to the place where a third slip would have taken it. Laxman at second slip dives to his right, gets a hand to it, but the ball still rolls down to the third man boundary. Ishant is exasperated
Ishant to Michael Clarke, 1 run, back of a length delivery outside off, Michael Clarke drives it to sweeper cover for a single. That brings up the 250 run stand between these two.
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, bad ball and a gift that. Full and drifting onto the pads, Michael Clarke gets an easy boundary with a clip off the pads, that races away to the deep mid wicket fence
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, 2nd boundary of the over and surprisingly there is no third slip for Ponting. Good ball by Ishant, draws Ponting forward and then catches the edge, it dies down pretty quickly and flies through the gap between 3rd slip and gully. No third man and that's Ponting's first boundary of the day
Zaheer to Michael Clarke, FOUR, that's 150 for Michael Clarke. That's the shot he was aiming for the previous ball and now he has found it. Leant forward and square drove it wide of cover. The ball raced away. Raises the bat and acknowledges the cheers of the Adelaide crowd. He would be eyeing a much bigger score though
Zaheer to Michael Clarke, FOUR, pristine off drive by Michael Clarke. On the up too. Did it hit Ponting's foot? No. It didn't. Clarke got forward and timed it beautifully. The ball races away on the fast outfield towards the straight boundary
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, Ponting's bread and butter shot. Short outside off, Ponting controls the pull and gets a boundary, beating a lazy Ash on the deep mid wicket fence. He didn't put in the dive nor did he make any effort to do so. Very poor stuff
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, 150 for Ponting. What a way to get there as well. Perhaps his best shot of the innings. Leant forward and timed the straight drive past the stumps. Just missed them and the timing was so good, that it gave mid on no chance. That shot proves how good a track this is and how well Ponting is seeing them. No great celebrations. Just a mild one
Zaheer to Ponting, FOUR, short down leg, too easy for Ponting - he swivels and pulls it down to fine leg, beating the man without any fuss. He now goes past Michael Clarke.
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, 1 run, the 300 run stand is up with a controlled drive to Sachin Tendulkar at deep point. Michael Clarke and Ponting shake hands on their feat
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, FOUR, goes for the short one again, but down leg, Michael Clarke swivels on the pull and though he hasn't timed it well, he gets it down to fine leg, beating the man on the fence. Nothing is going right for Umesh Yadav
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, imperious! Ponting going back and then with his weight back, smashed it through cover on the up. Timed it beautifully. That's quite an unorthodox cover drive and Ponting plays it really well - a sort of a trademark shot for Ponting
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, this keeps getting better and better. Slightly short outside off, rising too, Ponting just whiplashed the cut from the crease. It was in the air, but no point and it ran away, beating a desperate dive from Gauti who ran all the way from deep point.
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, now Michael Clarke gets into the act. Comes down and then goes inside out over cover with a lovely lofted drive. Sachin Tendulkar at sweeper cover gave up the chase pretty quickly
Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, Ponting shows some aggression. Steps out and then clears mid off with a clean strike. Got to the pitch and then went through with the shot. No risk at all in that stroke.
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, horrid ball that from Ashwin - what a poor ball - Michael Clarke won't miss out on those. Very short and ample time for Clarke to go back and choose his region to hit, he cuts and finds the deep backward point fence. Ashwin continues to disappoint and frustrate.
Ishant to Ponting, 3 runs, now Ishant piles on the agony for the Indians by failing to anticipate a straight-forward return chance. Ponting's bat turned in his hand as he came forward to straight drive. It went at knee height to Ishant, very catchable and he lets it go through his hands. The hands came down very late and by the time, he was closing it to catch, the ball had already gone past him. What a miss!
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, Gorgeous! Uses his feet and drives wide of mid off. Ashwin isn't happy with the fielder for not diving - well I guess - he has to set an example first before pointing fingers.
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, out Bowled!! Where did that come from?? Some solace for Yadav at last. It was a back of a length delivery angled into the pads, Michael Clarke looks to flick off his pads, the ball hits his pads and rolls onto the middle and off stump. What a knock from Michael Clarke, the crowd is giving him a standing ovation. But to be truthful, it was a tame dismissal after a flawless knock. Michael Clarke b Umesh Yadav 210(275) [4s-26 6s-1]
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, thats his double hundred. Short delivery on the body, Ponting pulls it away through the square leg region for a boundary. He immediately removes his helmet and acknowledges the crowd. What a time to get your double hundred. That too off his favorite shot, on his favorite ground. 6th double hundred of his career, 3rd against India.
Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, Dropped!! You won't get easier catches from batsmen batting on 215. Floated up on the pads, Ponting flicks uppishly off his pads to Laxman at mid wicket, who jumps up and drops a regulation catch.
Ashwin to Michael Hussey, FOUR, flatter delivery outside off, Michael Hussey gets on the front foot and plays a gorgeous drive through the covers for a boundary. That shot should give him a lot of confidence.
Zaheer to Michael Hussey, FOUR, good length delivery outside off, it tails away a bit, Michael Hussey guides it through the gap between first slip and gully. Laxman is the one chasing it and the ball wins an easy race.
Ashwin to Michael Hussey, FOUR, tossed up invitingly outside off, Michael Hussey comes down the track and drives it uppishly over the extra cover fielder for a boundary. Super shot, he played it with the spin
Ashwin to Michael Hussey, out Michael Hussey Run Out!! That wicket came out of nowhere. Tossed up delivery outside off, Michael Hussey drives it and takes off for a single. But Gambhir at silly point has fielded the ball with his out-stretched right hand, sends in a quick direct hit. Hussey was way short of his crease, in fact he did not have time to react. Finally some brilliance from India in the field. Michael Hussey run out (Gambhir) 25(33) [4s-3]
Ashwin to Haddin, SIX, super shot from Haddin. This is what he is known for. Tossed up invitingly on middle, Haddin opens up his arms and lofts it over the long on boundary for a maximum. Gets off the mark with that shot
Zaheer to Ponting, out Caught by Tendulkar!! Soft dismissal to end a masterly innings. It was on the cards and almost happened in the last over. Shorter delivery on the off stump, Ponting goes for the pull and connects really well. Sachin at the deep midwicket boundary jumps up a bit and takes a good catch. The crowd gives a standing ovation. Ponting c Tendulkar b Zaheer 221(404) [4s-21]
Ashwin to Siddle, out Caught by Saha!! That's it. Thin edge to the keeper. Siddle was looking like getting out any ball. Flatter delivery just outside off, it was the carrom ball again, Siddle came forward to defend and gets a thin outside edge to the keeper Saha. Ashwin and Saha appeal and the umpire gives the decision in their favor. Ashwin picks up his third. First catch for Saha. Siddle c Saha b Ashwin 2(15)
Zaheer to Haddin, FOUR, good length delivery outside off, Haddin plays a square drive through the point region for a crisp boundary.
Ashwin to Ryan Harris, FOUR, tossed up overpitched delivery outside off, Ryan Harris drives it through cover, it's well timed and goes the distance for a boundary
Ashwin to Ryan Harris, FOUR, tossed up wide outside off, Ryan Harris gets on the front foot and drives it through the covers for a boundary.
Ashwin to Haddin, SIX, he tried it 2 balls earlier and failed, this time he connects. Full and on the middle and leg, Haddin bends his knees and lofts it over deep mid wicket, hits it with a straight bat and clears the ropes easily
Umesh Yadav to Ryan Harris, SIX, 600 up with a 6! Very good hook shot. Umesh bangs it short on his face, Harris hooks it away, just about manages to clear the deep square leg fence. He looks up at the dressing room, and stays on. Declaration coming soon?
Zaheer to Warner, FOUR, back of a length delivery swinging away, Warner checks his shot, gets an outside edge which flies through the vacant gully region for a boundary.
Ashwin to Ed Cowan, FOUR, tossed up outside off, it's too short, Ed Cowan punches it off the backfoot to the deep extra cover boundary.
Ashwin to Warner, FOUR, just as he was getting Warner under pressure, he lets it go through by delivering a short delivery. Ashwin pulls it away to the deep midwicket region for a boundary
Zaheer to Warner, FOUR, gets on the front foot and plays a lofted on drive over the mid on fielder. The ball rolls over the boundary rope
Zaheer to Warner, FOUR, short outside off, it comes on slowly, Warner gets into position quickly and pulls it to deep midwicket. Kohli chases it, but in vain as he fails to stop the ball from rolling past the ropes
Ashwin to Warner, out Caught&Bowled!! First wicket for Ashwin in the second innings. Tossed up delivery on the pads, Warner hits it straight back in the direction of Ed Cowan, Ashwin comes across and takes a good low catch. Soft dismissal really. Warner departs and the ploy to open with Ashwin has paid off. Warner c and b Ashwin 28(39) [4s-4]
Zaheer to Shaun Marsh, out Lbw!! Marsh gone. Fuller length delivery swinging in sharply, it hits Shaun Marsh on the pads as he looks to flick. Umpire Dharmasena had a good, hard look at it and rules in favor of the bowler. Zak has done it once again, gets another left hander out. Marsh's dreadful run continues. Shaun Marsh lbw b Zaheer 0(4)
Ashwin to Ed Cowan, out Lbw!! Ashwin has accounted for both the openers. This one dipped in a bit and hit Ed Cowan on the pads as he looks to flick after shuffling to the off stump. He is hit plumb in front, it would have gone to hit the middle stump. This is really good bowling from Ashwin. Ed Cowan lbw b Ashwin 10(27) [4s-1]
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, flighted up outside off, Michael Clarke comes down the track and drives it through the cover region for a boundary. Excellent footwork from the skipper
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, poor ball. That deserved to go to the boundary. Short and very wide, Ponting cuts away from the body and gets it off the outer half of the bat, runs it between slips and gully for four. Not exactly where he wanted to hit, but he'll take it
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, well, this time it was a genuine edge. Better ball from Ishant - full and straight, Ponting looks to drive and gets a thick edge through the same area. Ponting has now scored 500 runs in the series
Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, superb shot. Not easy to play that at all, especially with this drift. It was actually a very full ball but he got down in time and swept it hard to the deep square leg fence
Zaheer to Michael Clarke, FOUR, shot! Zaheer goes short again but Clarke gives a superb response, stays back and half-pulls it over mid wicket, picks the gap well and takes 4
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, aggression from Clarke, charges down and converts it into a half volley, lofts it over mid off for a boundary
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, no run, catch dropped. By Ashwin himself! Once again Clarke comes down the track and smashes it straight back, Ashwin had to move to his left but got both hands to it, didn't hold on
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, more intent from Clarke, takes a couple of steps forward, is not upto the pitch of it but still goes through with the heave, hits it to deep mid wicket for another four
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, out Caught by Saha!! Clarke is gone but was there an edge? Clarke doesn't look too happy. Good length at a good pace around off, Clarke slashes at it from the crease and misses, there was a sound as the ball went past but no clear deviation. Need to see a few replays to confirm if there was an edge. Doesn't matter anyways as Clarke has to go. Michael Clarke c Saha b Umesh Yadav 37(43) [4s-4]
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, poor ball, short and on the body, too easy for Ponting who pulls it away down to fine leg, he will play that even in his sleep
Umesh Yadav to Michael Hussey, FOUR, superb shot! Overpitches alright but how well has he played it, neat stride forward and a perfect off drive between extra cover and mid off, Zaheer gives chase but in vain
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, 1 run, tough chance dropped by Dravid! Very difficult though. Ponting gets into an awkward position and completely mishits a pull over mid wicket, Dravid has to run back and he does well to keep his eyes on the ball and get there, holds on to the catch but spills it as he gets down. No luck whatsoever for Dravid..
Ishant to Ponting, 1 run, 50 comes up for Ponting wth a push to deep point, his 61st in Tests. Gets a warm applause from the crowd as he raises the bat. Can't believe he was out of form before this series started
Ishant to Michael Hussey, out Lbw!! Finally a wicket for Ishant! Dharmasena took a long time to give it out, marginal decision that. Pitches on good length and straightens a touch, Hussey was pressing forward to defend but it hit the pad before the bat, did it come in enough? Need a replay to confirm. Ishant will be a relieved man. Michael Hussey lbw b Ishant 15(40) [4s-1]
Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, poor delivery. Just can't bowl short to Ponting. Rocks back and slaps this one to deep square leg, no chance for Ishant Sharma in the deep, brings up Australia's 150
Ashwin to Haddin, FOUR, poor start from Ashwin, short and wide outside off, Haddin gets back and cuts it late to get it to the left of point, was a boundary all the way
Ashwin to Haddin, FOUR, slightly overpitched and Haddin is quick to come on the frontfoot to drive it neatly through cover, timed it superbly too, another boundary
Ishant to Ponting, 2 runs, catch dropped by Saha, very good effort though, nicely pitched up and nipping away just a bit, Ponting goes for an expansive drive but only manages a thick edge, it flies high and to the right of Saha, would have gone straight to first slip if there was one, Saha dives full length and got a hand to it but it does not stick on
Umesh Yadav to Ed Cowan, FOUR, a gift that for Ed Cowan and he cashes in. Full toss outside off, at a friendly height, just eased past cover. Kohli gave chase, but the ball beat him easily to the ropes. First boundary for Ed Cowan and for Australia as well
Zaheer to Ed Cowan, FOUR, not the pitch to bowl short and Zaheer learns it the hard way. Short one outside off, Ed Cowan rolls his wrists and pulls it with disdain to the deep mid wicket fence. He is standing well outside the crease and pulled it authoritatively
Zaheer to Warner, out Lbw!! Aleem Dar took his time and then gave it out. It was a fair decision too. Warner caught on the crease and struck on the pad in front of middle and leg. Struck him on or around the knee roll as he didn't get his bat across to defend. Good ball from Zaheer - produced the in-dipper and got slight seam movement to catch Warner unawares. Warner lbw b Zaheer 8(23)
Ashwin to Shaun Marsh, out Bowled!! Shaun Marsh is comprehensively bowled. His horrid tour continues. He can't believe that it has bowled him and walks off shell-shocked. Took some time for him to realise that it has indeed castled him. Slower, and tantalising flight from Ashwin. It went straight on and Shaun Marsh played completely outside the line. The bat was hanging out without any hope, the ball slowly found it's way past the inside edge and kissed off. Marsh couldn't have played that any poorly - shows his lack of form. Shaun Marsh b Ashwin 3(12)
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, that's pure class. Absolute class. The shot of the day so far. Umesh Yadav bowled him with that same delivery at Perth, but here Ponting gets back and across, before transferring his weight forward and punching it with a straight bat past the stumps. The timing was superb and it took the ball all the way, beating mid on. Lovely to see.
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, bad ball and easy boundary for Ponting. Down leg, Ponting shuffles across and glances it fine, beating fine leg easily
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, no third slip and that is another boundary for Ponting. Very streaky though. Tried to soften the impact by taking the bottom hand off the bat handle, but it was a clear edge and it ran away as no third man was present. Good delivery, but it is four runs for Ponting
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, Ponting at his best! When he was at his prime, this was his go-to shot and he turns the clock back. It was fractionally short on off, Ponting was onto it in a flash - rocking back and crunching a pull wide of square leg. The ball sped away to the fence. Can't bowl there to the best puller/hooker in the modern game.
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, Woah! Now through the off side. Exaggerated backfoot punch. Not a bad ball - just a splendid shot. Short of a length outside off, Ponting transferred his weight back and unfurled a scorching punch, that beat point and cover. One through the leg side and one now on the off side. Ponting looking ominous on this flat wicket
Ishant to Ed Cowan, FOUR, India could have got both Ed Cowan and Ponting if they had a third slip. Ishant the bowler to suffer this time. Poor captaincy this by Sehwag. Full and wide outside off, the sucker ball - Ed Cowan drove well away from his body and it flew through the vacant third slip. Very catchable height too.
Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, pre-meditated shot, but well hit by Ponting. Kneels down and slog sweeps it along the ground beating mid wicket and the man behind square. Hit well in front of square and it rocketed away. Top shot from Punter
Ashwin to Ed Cowan, out Caught by Laxman at short cover!! Excellent catch by VVS. His batting may not have fired this series, but his catching is still top-notch. Credit to Ashwin as well, he kept tossing it up and lured Ed Cowan into the airy drive. Cowan couldn't keep it down and it was taken well, low to his right by Lax. Ashwin is pumped and India get a vital wicket just before lunch. Ed Cowan c Laxman b Ashwin 30(63) [4s-3]
Sehwag to Ponting, FOUR, shouts of 'catch' but that has been flicked away superbly by Ponting. Came down the track and put it away past VVS at mid wicket and then beat Zak at deep mid, who put in a clumsy effort, not diving. A classy boundary nonetheless
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, lovely drive from Michael Clarke and he gets a boundary. Beats Umesh on the dive at mid off. He went to his left, but dived over the ball. Clarke getting right to the pitch of that off-break and timing it magnificently
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, 2 runs, well bowled but well negotiated as well, yorker length on the off, Ponting jams it down to backward square leg region for a couple, brings up Ponting's FIFTY as well. Good, positive innings this. His good run at Adelaide continues, can he convert this into a century?
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, FOUR, Umesh tries the short one but Clarke sends it to the boundary. Short delivery sits up to be smashed, Clarke stays back and pulls it down to deep square leg, Umesh's inconsistency continues to haunt him
Zaheer to Michael Clarke, FOUR, poor fielding by Umesh at deep square leg! Very lazy stuff that. Clarke works this with the angle, Umesh runs across a long way but does not bend enough, allows it to go through him to the fence. Need to do much better, young man
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, superb drive! Umesh tries to pitch it up but overpitches, Ponting gets half forward and presents the full face of the bat and drives it to long off, big boundaries but that doesn't matter
Zaheer to Michael Clarke, FOUR, poor ball. Wrong line and an easy boundary. On the leg stump line, Clarke gets some bat on it and works it away to fine leg, collects 4 gifted runs
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, not a bad ball, just a superb shot. That is actually a good length delivery but Clarke stretches a long way and punches off the frontfoot, hits it through extra cover for a four. Terrific shot
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, shot of the day! What a terrific shot. Yes it was short of length, yes he did give some width but still..what a shot! Stands tall, punches it off the frontfoot and hits it between point and cover, just raced to the fence
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, edged and four to third man. That's what happens when you don't have first slip. Would have been a sitter if there was first slip but there is none. Loose shot from Clarke - flashes away from the body and edges it, goes right between Saha and Laxman, who is standing wide as the lone slip. They can only look at each other. "Unlucky Ishant". That tag suits him well this time
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, poor ball. Short ball sits up to be hit, Clarke swivels and absolutely hammers it to deep mid wicket
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, back to back boundaries but Ashwin should not mind this. He gives it air and invites Clarke forward, he uses his feet and lofts it over mid on, brings up his fifty in style. This partnership is looking threatening
Ishant to Ponting, 1 run, quick single, defends this to the left of backward point and looks up at his partner who responds well and takes it easily in the end, goos running between the wickets
Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, 13000 Test runs for the legendary Ricky Ponting. Gets a warm round of applause from the Adelaide crowd and he acknowledges it. Gets to the milestone with a sweep shot to deep backward square leg
Ishant to Ponting, 1 run, 100 partnership up with a drive to extra cover, ominous signs for India. They look good to make it really big
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, not a bad ball but excellent placement, a fraction short outside off, Clarke waits deep in the crease and cuts it hard wide of backward point for a boundary
Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, good use of his feet. Sees the flighted delivery and comes down the track, lofts it over mid off, doesn't time it too well but the ball finds enough legs to reach the boundary, Ashwin should not mind this though
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, shot! A bit short from Ashwin, Clarke goes deep in the crease and gives himself some room, cuts it hard through covers for a boundary, excellent use of the feet
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, outside off lines but too short again, Clarke cuts it with disdain through point, another boundary in the same area
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, third boundary of the over, Clarke is taking the attack to Ashwin now. Charges down the track and lofts him inside out over extra cover, Ashwin should not mind it much as he gives himself a chance of taking a wicket with that flight
Sehwag to Michael Clarke, SIX, tossed up on the off stump, Michael Clarke gets down the track and lofts it over the bowler's head for a maximum. Super shot.
Zaheer to Michael Clarke, 2 runs, good length delivery outside off, Michael Clarke plays a square drive through the point region for a couple. That brings up the 150 run partnership.
Zaheer to Ponting, FOUR, gets to his hundred with a square driven boundary!! No century for 2 years and now he has 2 in this series. 6th Hundred at this ground and 41st Test century overall. He is second on the all time list for hundreds, has just gone past Kallis. He is joyous after getting to his hundred. Waved his bat fiercely and roared with clenched fists. Tiger indeed!
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, that was a majestic shot!! As good as it gets. A touch back of a length outside off, Ponting waits on the backfoot and creams it really late past the point region with an open face. Super shot.
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, FOUR, short of length delivery outside off, Michael Clarke smokes it through the midwicket for a boundary. Super shot this from Michael Clarke, Yadav needs to bowl his bouncers a bit more faster to have any effect.
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, FOUR, back of a length delivery nipping into Michael Clarke, he cuts it behind point, the ball runs to the boundary rope. That's his 19th Test hundred. It has been a flawless knock. He raises his bat in appreciation. Second hundred of the series, can he convert this one into a bigger one?
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, leg byes, FOUR, what a return from Umesh Yadav. Fast bouncer, it nips in a bit, Michael Clarke had no clue about it and was hit on the helmet as he looks to duck, the ball rolls away to the fine leg boundary.
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Michael Clarke slashes at it, the ball goes to the third man boundary. Totally dismissed from his presence, Ishant has dished out nonsense right from the first ball.
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, ohh what a player!. Short and wide outside off, Michael Clarke gets on top of it and cuts it through point for another boundary. Ashwin was busy adjusting his hat and put in a poor effort.
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, Clarke is on song. This one is tossed up outside off, Michael Clarke rocks back and crunches it wide of Sachin at backward point. He moves to his right, but can't get anywhere near the ball. Clarke nears Ponting now
Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, as easy as it gets. Ashwin tosses this one outside off, Ponting gets a good stride forward and creams a punchy off-drive on the up and over mid-off for a boundary
Sehwag to Michael Clarke, FOUR, Michael Clarke joins in the fun. Gets inside out to a flighted delivery and lifts it effortlessly over mid-off for a one bounce boundary
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, DROPPED!!! On a good length and outside off, he induces the drive from Michael Clarke, gets the outside edge which flies to the place where a third slip would have taken it. Laxman at second slip dives to his right, gets a hand to it, but the ball still rolls down to the third man boundary. Ishant is exasperated
Ishant to Michael Clarke, 1 run, back of a length delivery outside off, Michael Clarke drives it to sweeper cover for a single. That brings up the 250 run stand between these two.
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, bad ball and a gift that. Full and drifting onto the pads, Michael Clarke gets an easy boundary with a clip off the pads, that races away to the deep mid wicket fence
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, 2nd boundary of the over and surprisingly there is no third slip for Ponting. Good ball by Ishant, draws Ponting forward and then catches the edge, it dies down pretty quickly and flies through the gap between 3rd slip and gully. No third man and that's Ponting's first boundary of the day
Zaheer to Michael Clarke, FOUR, that's 150 for Michael Clarke. That's the shot he was aiming for the previous ball and now he has found it. Leant forward and square drove it wide of cover. The ball raced away. Raises the bat and acknowledges the cheers of the Adelaide crowd. He would be eyeing a much bigger score though
Zaheer to Michael Clarke, FOUR, pristine off drive by Michael Clarke. On the up too. Did it hit Ponting's foot? No. It didn't. Clarke got forward and timed it beautifully. The ball races away on the fast outfield towards the straight boundary
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, Ponting's bread and butter shot. Short outside off, Ponting controls the pull and gets a boundary, beating a lazy Ash on the deep mid wicket fence. He didn't put in the dive nor did he make any effort to do so. Very poor stuff
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, 150 for Ponting. What a way to get there as well. Perhaps his best shot of the innings. Leant forward and timed the straight drive past the stumps. Just missed them and the timing was so good, that it gave mid on no chance. That shot proves how good a track this is and how well Ponting is seeing them. No great celebrations. Just a mild one
Zaheer to Ponting, FOUR, short down leg, too easy for Ponting - he swivels and pulls it down to fine leg, beating the man without any fuss. He now goes past Michael Clarke.
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, 1 run, the 300 run stand is up with a controlled drive to Sachin Tendulkar at deep point. Michael Clarke and Ponting shake hands on their feat
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, FOUR, goes for the short one again, but down leg, Michael Clarke swivels on the pull and though he hasn't timed it well, he gets it down to fine leg, beating the man on the fence. Nothing is going right for Umesh Yadav
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, imperious! Ponting going back and then with his weight back, smashed it through cover on the up. Timed it beautifully. That's quite an unorthodox cover drive and Ponting plays it really well - a sort of a trademark shot for Ponting
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, this keeps getting better and better. Slightly short outside off, rising too, Ponting just whiplashed the cut from the crease. It was in the air, but no point and it ran away, beating a desperate dive from Gauti who ran all the way from deep point.
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, now Michael Clarke gets into the act. Comes down and then goes inside out over cover with a lovely lofted drive. Sachin Tendulkar at sweeper cover gave up the chase pretty quickly
Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, Ponting shows some aggression. Steps out and then clears mid off with a clean strike. Got to the pitch and then went through with the shot. No risk at all in that stroke.
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, horrid ball that from Ashwin - what a poor ball - Michael Clarke won't miss out on those. Very short and ample time for Clarke to go back and choose his region to hit, he cuts and finds the deep backward point fence. Ashwin continues to disappoint and frustrate.
Ishant to Ponting, 3 runs, now Ishant piles on the agony for the Indians by failing to anticipate a straight-forward return chance. Ponting's bat turned in his hand as he came forward to straight drive. It went at knee height to Ishant, very catchable and he lets it go through his hands. The hands came down very late and by the time, he was closing it to catch, the ball had already gone past him. What a miss!
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, Gorgeous! Uses his feet and drives wide of mid off. Ashwin isn't happy with the fielder for not diving - well I guess - he has to set an example first before pointing fingers.
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, out Bowled!! Where did that come from?? Some solace for Yadav at last. It was a back of a length delivery angled into the pads, Michael Clarke looks to flick off his pads, the ball hits his pads and rolls onto the middle and off stump. What a knock from Michael Clarke, the crowd is giving him a standing ovation. But to be truthful, it was a tame dismissal after a flawless knock. Michael Clarke b Umesh Yadav 210(275) [4s-26 6s-1]
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, thats his double hundred. Short delivery on the body, Ponting pulls it away through the square leg region for a boundary. He immediately removes his helmet and acknowledges the crowd. What a time to get your double hundred. That too off his favorite shot, on his favorite ground. 6th double hundred of his career, 3rd against India.
Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, Dropped!! You won't get easier catches from batsmen batting on 215. Floated up on the pads, Ponting flicks uppishly off his pads to Laxman at mid wicket, who jumps up and drops a regulation catch.
Ashwin to Michael Hussey, FOUR, flatter delivery outside off, Michael Hussey gets on the front foot and plays a gorgeous drive through the covers for a boundary. That shot should give him a lot of confidence.
Zaheer to Michael Hussey, FOUR, good length delivery outside off, it tails away a bit, Michael Hussey guides it through the gap between first slip and gully. Laxman is the one chasing it and the ball wins an easy race.
Ashwin to Michael Hussey, FOUR, tossed up invitingly outside off, Michael Hussey comes down the track and drives it uppishly over the extra cover fielder for a boundary. Super shot, he played it with the spin
Ashwin to Michael Hussey, out Michael Hussey Run Out!! That wicket came out of nowhere. Tossed up delivery outside off, Michael Hussey drives it and takes off for a single. But Gambhir at silly point has fielded the ball with his out-stretched right hand, sends in a quick direct hit. Hussey was way short of his crease, in fact he did not have time to react. Finally some brilliance from India in the field. Michael Hussey run out (Gambhir) 25(33) [4s-3]
Ashwin to Haddin, SIX, super shot from Haddin. This is what he is known for. Tossed up invitingly on middle, Haddin opens up his arms and lofts it over the long on boundary for a maximum. Gets off the mark with that shot
Zaheer to Ponting, out Caught by Tendulkar!! Soft dismissal to end a masterly innings. It was on the cards and almost happened in the last over. Shorter delivery on the off stump, Ponting goes for the pull and connects really well. Sachin at the deep midwicket boundary jumps up a bit and takes a good catch. The crowd gives a standing ovation. Ponting c Tendulkar b Zaheer 221(404) [4s-21]
Ashwin to Siddle, out Caught by Saha!! That's it. Thin edge to the keeper. Siddle was looking like getting out any ball. Flatter delivery just outside off, it was the carrom ball again, Siddle came forward to defend and gets a thin outside edge to the keeper Saha. Ashwin and Saha appeal and the umpire gives the decision in their favor. Ashwin picks up his third. First catch for Saha. Siddle c Saha b Ashwin 2(15)
Zaheer to Haddin, FOUR, good length delivery outside off, Haddin plays a square drive through the point region for a crisp boundary.
Ashwin to Ryan Harris, FOUR, tossed up overpitched delivery outside off, Ryan Harris drives it through cover, it's well timed and goes the distance for a boundary
Ashwin to Ryan Harris, FOUR, tossed up wide outside off, Ryan Harris gets on the front foot and drives it through the covers for a boundary.
Ashwin to Haddin, SIX, he tried it 2 balls earlier and failed, this time he connects. Full and on the middle and leg, Haddin bends his knees and lofts it over deep mid wicket, hits it with a straight bat and clears the ropes easily
Umesh Yadav to Ryan Harris, SIX, 600 up with a 6! Very good hook shot. Umesh bangs it short on his face, Harris hooks it away, just about manages to clear the deep square leg fence. He looks up at the dressing room, and stays on. Declaration coming soon?
Zaheer to Warner, FOUR, back of a length delivery swinging away, Warner checks his shot, gets an outside edge which flies through the vacant gully region for a boundary.
Ashwin to Ed Cowan, FOUR, tossed up outside off, it's too short, Ed Cowan punches it off the backfoot to the deep extra cover boundary.
Ashwin to Warner, FOUR, just as he was getting Warner under pressure, he lets it go through by delivering a short delivery. Ashwin pulls it away to the deep midwicket region for a boundary
Zaheer to Warner, FOUR, gets on the front foot and plays a lofted on drive over the mid on fielder. The ball rolls over the boundary rope
Zaheer to Warner, FOUR, short outside off, it comes on slowly, Warner gets into position quickly and pulls it to deep midwicket. Kohli chases it, but in vain as he fails to stop the ball from rolling past the ropes
Ashwin to Warner, out Caught&Bowled!! First wicket for Ashwin in the second innings. Tossed up delivery on the pads, Warner hits it straight back in the direction of Ed Cowan, Ashwin comes across and takes a good low catch. Soft dismissal really. Warner departs and the ploy to open with Ashwin has paid off. Warner c and b Ashwin 28(39) [4s-4]
Zaheer to Shaun Marsh, out Lbw!! Marsh gone. Fuller length delivery swinging in sharply, it hits Shaun Marsh on the pads as he looks to flick. Umpire Dharmasena had a good, hard look at it and rules in favor of the bowler. Zak has done it once again, gets another left hander out. Marsh's dreadful run continues. Shaun Marsh lbw b Zaheer 0(4)
Ashwin to Ed Cowan, out Lbw!! Ashwin has accounted for both the openers. This one dipped in a bit and hit Ed Cowan on the pads as he looks to flick after shuffling to the off stump. He is hit plumb in front, it would have gone to hit the middle stump. This is really good bowling from Ashwin. Ed Cowan lbw b Ashwin 10(27) [4s-1]
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, flighted up outside off, Michael Clarke comes down the track and drives it through the cover region for a boundary. Excellent footwork from the skipper
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, poor ball. That deserved to go to the boundary. Short and very wide, Ponting cuts away from the body and gets it off the outer half of the bat, runs it between slips and gully for four. Not exactly where he wanted to hit, but he'll take it
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, well, this time it was a genuine edge. Better ball from Ishant - full and straight, Ponting looks to drive and gets a thick edge through the same area. Ponting has now scored 500 runs in the series
Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, superb shot. Not easy to play that at all, especially with this drift. It was actually a very full ball but he got down in time and swept it hard to the deep square leg fence
Zaheer to Michael Clarke, FOUR, shot! Zaheer goes short again but Clarke gives a superb response, stays back and half-pulls it over mid wicket, picks the gap well and takes 4
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, aggression from Clarke, charges down and converts it into a half volley, lofts it over mid off for a boundary
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, no run, catch dropped. By Ashwin himself! Once again Clarke comes down the track and smashes it straight back, Ashwin had to move to his left but got both hands to it, didn't hold on
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, more intent from Clarke, takes a couple of steps forward, is not upto the pitch of it but still goes through with the heave, hits it to deep mid wicket for another four
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, out Caught by Saha!! Clarke is gone but was there an edge? Clarke doesn't look too happy. Good length at a good pace around off, Clarke slashes at it from the crease and misses, there was a sound as the ball went past but no clear deviation. Need to see a few replays to confirm if there was an edge. Doesn't matter anyways as Clarke has to go. Michael Clarke c Saha b Umesh Yadav 37(43) [4s-4]
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, poor ball, short and on the body, too easy for Ponting who pulls it away down to fine leg, he will play that even in his sleep
Umesh Yadav to Michael Hussey, FOUR, superb shot! Overpitches alright but how well has he played it, neat stride forward and a perfect off drive between extra cover and mid off, Zaheer gives chase but in vain
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, 1 run, tough chance dropped by Dravid! Very difficult though. Ponting gets into an awkward position and completely mishits a pull over mid wicket, Dravid has to run back and he does well to keep his eyes on the ball and get there, holds on to the catch but spills it as he gets down. No luck whatsoever for Dravid..
Ishant to Ponting, 1 run, 50 comes up for Ponting wth a push to deep point, his 61st in Tests. Gets a warm applause from the crowd as he raises the bat. Can't believe he was out of form before this series started
Ishant to Michael Hussey, out Lbw!! Finally a wicket for Ishant! Dharmasena took a long time to give it out, marginal decision that. Pitches on good length and straightens a touch, Hussey was pressing forward to defend but it hit the pad before the bat, did it come in enough? Need a replay to confirm. Ishant will be a relieved man. Michael Hussey lbw b Ishant 15(40) [4s-1]
Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, poor delivery. Just can't bowl short to Ponting. Rocks back and slaps this one to deep square leg, no chance for Ishant Sharma in the deep, brings up Australia's 150
Ashwin to Haddin, FOUR, poor start from Ashwin, short and wide outside off, Haddin gets back and cuts it late to get it to the left of point, was a boundary all the way
Ashwin to Haddin, FOUR, slightly overpitched and Haddin is quick to come on the frontfoot to drive it neatly through cover, timed it superbly too, another boundary
Ishant to Ponting, 2 runs, catch dropped by Saha, very good effort though, nicely pitched up and nipping away just a bit, Ponting goes for an expansive drive but only manages a thick edge, it flies high and to the right of Saha, would have gone straight to first slip if there was one, Saha dives full length and got a hand to it but it does not stick on
Umesh Yadav to Ed Cowan, FOUR, a gift that for Ed Cowan and he cashes in. Full toss outside off, at a friendly height, just eased past cover. Kohli gave chase, but the ball beat him easily to the ropes. First boundary for Ed Cowan and for Australia as well
Zaheer to Ed Cowan, FOUR, not the pitch to bowl short and Zaheer learns it the hard way. Short one outside off, Ed Cowan rolls his wrists and pulls it with disdain to the deep mid wicket fence. He is standing well outside the crease and pulled it authoritatively
Zaheer to Warner, out Lbw!! Aleem Dar took his time and then gave it out. It was a fair decision too. Warner caught on the crease and struck on the pad in front of middle and leg. Struck him on or around the knee roll as he didn't get his bat across to defend. Good ball from Zaheer - produced the in-dipper and got slight seam movement to catch Warner unawares. Warner lbw b Zaheer 8(23)
Ashwin to Shaun Marsh, out Bowled!! Shaun Marsh is comprehensively bowled. His horrid tour continues. He can't believe that it has bowled him and walks off shell-shocked. Took some time for him to realise that it has indeed castled him. Slower, and tantalising flight from Ashwin. It went straight on and Shaun Marsh played completely outside the line. The bat was hanging out without any hope, the ball slowly found it's way past the inside edge and kissed off. Marsh couldn't have played that any poorly - shows his lack of form. Shaun Marsh b Ashwin 3(12)
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, that's pure class. Absolute class. The shot of the day so far. Umesh Yadav bowled him with that same delivery at Perth, but here Ponting gets back and across, before transferring his weight forward and punching it with a straight bat past the stumps. The timing was superb and it took the ball all the way, beating mid on. Lovely to see.
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, bad ball and easy boundary for Ponting. Down leg, Ponting shuffles across and glances it fine, beating fine leg easily
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, no third slip and that is another boundary for Ponting. Very streaky though. Tried to soften the impact by taking the bottom hand off the bat handle, but it was a clear edge and it ran away as no third man was present. Good delivery, but it is four runs for Ponting
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, Ponting at his best! When he was at his prime, this was his go-to shot and he turns the clock back. It was fractionally short on off, Ponting was onto it in a flash - rocking back and crunching a pull wide of square leg. The ball sped away to the fence. Can't bowl there to the best puller/hooker in the modern game.
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, Woah! Now through the off side. Exaggerated backfoot punch. Not a bad ball - just a splendid shot. Short of a length outside off, Ponting transferred his weight back and unfurled a scorching punch, that beat point and cover. One through the leg side and one now on the off side. Ponting looking ominous on this flat wicket
Ishant to Ed Cowan, FOUR, India could have got both Ed Cowan and Ponting if they had a third slip. Ishant the bowler to suffer this time. Poor captaincy this by Sehwag. Full and wide outside off, the sucker ball - Ed Cowan drove well away from his body and it flew through the vacant third slip. Very catchable height too.
Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, pre-meditated shot, but well hit by Ponting. Kneels down and slog sweeps it along the ground beating mid wicket and the man behind square. Hit well in front of square and it rocketed away. Top shot from Punter
Ashwin to Ed Cowan, out Caught by Laxman at short cover!! Excellent catch by VVS. His batting may not have fired this series, but his catching is still top-notch. Credit to Ashwin as well, he kept tossing it up and lured Ed Cowan into the airy drive. Cowan couldn't keep it down and it was taken well, low to his right by Lax. Ashwin is pumped and India get a vital wicket just before lunch. Ed Cowan c Laxman b Ashwin 30(63) [4s-3]
Sehwag to Ponting, FOUR, shouts of 'catch' but that has been flicked away superbly by Ponting. Came down the track and put it away past VVS at mid wicket and then beat Zak at deep mid, who put in a clumsy effort, not diving. A classy boundary nonetheless
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, lovely drive from Michael Clarke and he gets a boundary. Beats Umesh on the dive at mid off. He went to his left, but dived over the ball. Clarke getting right to the pitch of that off-break and timing it magnificently
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, 2 runs, well bowled but well negotiated as well, yorker length on the off, Ponting jams it down to backward square leg region for a couple, brings up Ponting's FIFTY as well. Good, positive innings this. His good run at Adelaide continues, can he convert this into a century?
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, FOUR, Umesh tries the short one but Clarke sends it to the boundary. Short delivery sits up to be smashed, Clarke stays back and pulls it down to deep square leg, Umesh's inconsistency continues to haunt him
Zaheer to Michael Clarke, FOUR, poor fielding by Umesh at deep square leg! Very lazy stuff that. Clarke works this with the angle, Umesh runs across a long way but does not bend enough, allows it to go through him to the fence. Need to do much better, young man
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, superb drive! Umesh tries to pitch it up but overpitches, Ponting gets half forward and presents the full face of the bat and drives it to long off, big boundaries but that doesn't matter
Zaheer to Michael Clarke, FOUR, poor ball. Wrong line and an easy boundary. On the leg stump line, Clarke gets some bat on it and works it away to fine leg, collects 4 gifted runs
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, not a bad ball, just a superb shot. That is actually a good length delivery but Clarke stretches a long way and punches off the frontfoot, hits it through extra cover for a four. Terrific shot
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, shot of the day! What a terrific shot. Yes it was short of length, yes he did give some width but still..what a shot! Stands tall, punches it off the frontfoot and hits it between point and cover, just raced to the fence
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, edged and four to third man. That's what happens when you don't have first slip. Would have been a sitter if there was first slip but there is none. Loose shot from Clarke - flashes away from the body and edges it, goes right between Saha and Laxman, who is standing wide as the lone slip. They can only look at each other. "Unlucky Ishant". That tag suits him well this time
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, poor ball. Short ball sits up to be hit, Clarke swivels and absolutely hammers it to deep mid wicket
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, back to back boundaries but Ashwin should not mind this. He gives it air and invites Clarke forward, he uses his feet and lofts it over mid on, brings up his fifty in style. This partnership is looking threatening
Ishant to Ponting, 1 run, quick single, defends this to the left of backward point and looks up at his partner who responds well and takes it easily in the end, goos running between the wickets
Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, 13000 Test runs for the legendary Ricky Ponting. Gets a warm round of applause from the Adelaide crowd and he acknowledges it. Gets to the milestone with a sweep shot to deep backward square leg
Ishant to Ponting, 1 run, 100 partnership up with a drive to extra cover, ominous signs for India. They look good to make it really big
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, not a bad ball but excellent placement, a fraction short outside off, Clarke waits deep in the crease and cuts it hard wide of backward point for a boundary
Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, good use of his feet. Sees the flighted delivery and comes down the track, lofts it over mid off, doesn't time it too well but the ball finds enough legs to reach the boundary, Ashwin should not mind this though
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, shot! A bit short from Ashwin, Clarke goes deep in the crease and gives himself some room, cuts it hard through covers for a boundary, excellent use of the feet
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, outside off lines but too short again, Clarke cuts it with disdain through point, another boundary in the same area
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, third boundary of the over, Clarke is taking the attack to Ashwin now. Charges down the track and lofts him inside out over extra cover, Ashwin should not mind it much as he gives himself a chance of taking a wicket with that flight
Sehwag to Michael Clarke, SIX, tossed up on the off stump, Michael Clarke gets down the track and lofts it over the bowler's head for a maximum. Super shot.
Zaheer to Michael Clarke, 2 runs, good length delivery outside off, Michael Clarke plays a square drive through the point region for a couple. That brings up the 150 run partnership.
Zaheer to Ponting, FOUR, gets to his hundred with a square driven boundary!! No century for 2 years and now he has 2 in this series. 6th Hundred at this ground and 41st Test century overall. He is second on the all time list for hundreds, has just gone past Kallis. He is joyous after getting to his hundred. Waved his bat fiercely and roared with clenched fists. Tiger indeed!
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, that was a majestic shot!! As good as it gets. A touch back of a length outside off, Ponting waits on the backfoot and creams it really late past the point region with an open face. Super shot.
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, FOUR, short of length delivery outside off, Michael Clarke smokes it through the midwicket for a boundary. Super shot this from Michael Clarke, Yadav needs to bowl his bouncers a bit more faster to have any effect.
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, FOUR, back of a length delivery nipping into Michael Clarke, he cuts it behind point, the ball runs to the boundary rope. That's his 19th Test hundred. It has been a flawless knock. He raises his bat in appreciation. Second hundred of the series, can he convert this one into a bigger one?
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, leg byes, FOUR, what a return from Umesh Yadav. Fast bouncer, it nips in a bit, Michael Clarke had no clue about it and was hit on the helmet as he looks to duck, the ball rolls away to the fine leg boundary.
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Michael Clarke slashes at it, the ball goes to the third man boundary. Totally dismissed from his presence, Ishant has dished out nonsense right from the first ball.
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, ohh what a player!. Short and wide outside off, Michael Clarke gets on top of it and cuts it through point for another boundary. Ashwin was busy adjusting his hat and put in a poor effort.
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, Clarke is on song. This one is tossed up outside off, Michael Clarke rocks back and crunches it wide of Sachin at backward point. He moves to his right, but can't get anywhere near the ball. Clarke nears Ponting now
Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, as easy as it gets. Ashwin tosses this one outside off, Ponting gets a good stride forward and creams a punchy off-drive on the up and over mid-off for a boundary
Sehwag to Michael Clarke, FOUR, Michael Clarke joins in the fun. Gets inside out to a flighted delivery and lifts it effortlessly over mid-off for a one bounce boundary
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, DROPPED!!! On a good length and outside off, he induces the drive from Michael Clarke, gets the outside edge which flies to the place where a third slip would have taken it. Laxman at second slip dives to his right, gets a hand to it, but the ball still rolls down to the third man boundary. Ishant is exasperated
Ishant to Michael Clarke, 1 run, back of a length delivery outside off, Michael Clarke drives it to sweeper cover for a single. That brings up the 250 run stand between these two.
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, bad ball and a gift that. Full and drifting onto the pads, Michael Clarke gets an easy boundary with a clip off the pads, that races away to the deep mid wicket fence
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, 2nd boundary of the over and surprisingly there is no third slip for Ponting. Good ball by Ishant, draws Ponting forward and then catches the edge, it dies down pretty quickly and flies through the gap between 3rd slip and gully. No third man and that's Ponting's first boundary of the day
Zaheer to Michael Clarke, FOUR, that's 150 for Michael Clarke. That's the shot he was aiming for the previous ball and now he has found it. Leant forward and square drove it wide of cover. The ball raced away. Raises the bat and acknowledges the cheers of the Adelaide crowd. He would be eyeing a much bigger score though
Zaheer to Michael Clarke, FOUR, pristine off drive by Michael Clarke. On the up too. Did it hit Ponting's foot? No. It didn't. Clarke got forward and timed it beautifully. The ball races away on the fast outfield towards the straight boundary
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, Ponting's bread and butter shot. Short outside off, Ponting controls the pull and gets a boundary, beating a lazy Ash on the deep mid wicket fence. He didn't put in the dive nor did he make any effort to do so. Very poor stuff
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, 150 for Ponting. What a way to get there as well. Perhaps his best shot of the innings. Leant forward and timed the straight drive past the stumps. Just missed them and the timing was so good, that it gave mid on no chance. That shot proves how good a track this is and how well Ponting is seeing them. No great celebrations. Just a mild one
Zaheer to Ponting, FOUR, short down leg, too easy for Ponting - he swivels and pulls it down to fine leg, beating the man without any fuss. He now goes past Michael Clarke.
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, 1 run, the 300 run stand is up with a controlled drive to Sachin Tendulkar at deep point. Michael Clarke and Ponting shake hands on their feat
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, FOUR, goes for the short one again, but down leg, Michael Clarke swivels on the pull and though he hasn't timed it well, he gets it down to fine leg, beating the man on the fence. Nothing is going right for Umesh Yadav
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, imperious! Ponting going back and then with his weight back, smashed it through cover on the up. Timed it beautifully. That's quite an unorthodox cover drive and Ponting plays it really well - a sort of a trademark shot for Ponting
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, this keeps getting better and better. Slightly short outside off, rising too, Ponting just whiplashed the cut from the crease. It was in the air, but no point and it ran away, beating a desperate dive from Gauti who ran all the way from deep point.
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, now Michael Clarke gets into the act. Comes down and then goes inside out over cover with a lovely lofted drive. Sachin Tendulkar at sweeper cover gave up the chase pretty quickly
Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, Ponting shows some aggression. Steps out and then clears mid off with a clean strike. Got to the pitch and then went through with the shot. No risk at all in that stroke.
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, horrid ball that from Ashwin - what a poor ball - Michael Clarke won't miss out on those. Very short and ample time for Clarke to go back and choose his region to hit, he cuts and finds the deep backward point fence. Ashwin continues to disappoint and frustrate.
Ishant to Ponting, 3 runs, now Ishant piles on the agony for the Indians by failing to anticipate a straight-forward return chance. Ponting's bat turned in his hand as he came forward to straight drive. It went at knee height to Ishant, very catchable and he lets it go through his hands. The hands came down very late and by the time, he was closing it to catch, the ball had already gone past him. What a miss!
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, Gorgeous! Uses his feet and drives wide of mid off. Ashwin isn't happy with the fielder for not diving - well I guess - he has to set an example first before pointing fingers.
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, out Bowled!! Where did that come from?? Some solace for Yadav at last. It was a back of a length delivery angled into the pads, Michael Clarke looks to flick off his pads, the ball hits his pads and rolls onto the middle and off stump. What a knock from Michael Clarke, the crowd is giving him a standing ovation. But to be truthful, it was a tame dismissal after a flawless knock. Michael Clarke b Umesh Yadav 210(275) [4s-26 6s-1]
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, thats his double hundred. Short delivery on the body, Ponting pulls it away through the square leg region for a boundary. He immediately removes his helmet and acknowledges the crowd. What a time to get your double hundred. That too off his favorite shot, on his favorite ground. 6th double hundred of his career, 3rd against India.
Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, Dropped!! You won't get easier catches from batsmen batting on 215. Floated up on the pads, Ponting flicks uppishly off his pads to Laxman at mid wicket, who jumps up and drops a regulation catch.
Ashwin to Michael Hussey, FOUR, flatter delivery outside off, Michael Hussey gets on the front foot and plays a gorgeous drive through the covers for a boundary. That shot should give him a lot of confidence.
Zaheer to Michael Hussey, FOUR, good length delivery outside off, it tails away a bit, Michael Hussey guides it through the gap between first slip and gully. Laxman is the one chasing it and the ball wins an easy race.
Ashwin to Michael Hussey, FOUR, tossed up invitingly outside off, Michael Hussey comes down the track and drives it uppishly over the extra cover fielder for a boundary. Super shot, he played it with the spin
Ashwin to Michael Hussey, out Michael Hussey Run Out!! That wicket came out of nowhere. Tossed up delivery outside off, Michael Hussey drives it and takes off for a single. But Gambhir at silly point has fielded the ball with his out-stretched right hand, sends in a quick direct hit. Hussey was way short of his crease, in fact he did not have time to react. Finally some brilliance from India in the field. Michael Hussey run out (Gambhir) 25(33) [4s-3]
Ashwin to Haddin, SIX, super shot from Haddin. This is what he is known for. Tossed up invitingly on middle, Haddin opens up his arms and lofts it over the long on boundary for a maximum. Gets off the mark with that shot
Zaheer to Ponting, out Caught by Tendulkar!! Soft dismissal to end a masterly innings. It was on the cards and almost happened in the last over. Shorter delivery on the off stump, Ponting goes for the pull and connects really well. Sachin at the deep midwicket boundary jumps up a bit and takes a good catch. The crowd gives a standing ovation. Ponting c Tendulkar b Zaheer 221(404) [4s-21]
Ashwin to Siddle, out Caught by Saha!! That's it. Thin edge to the keeper. Siddle was looking like getting out any ball. Flatter delivery just outside off, it was the carrom ball again, Siddle came forward to defend and gets a thin outside edge to the keeper Saha. Ashwin and Saha appeal and the umpire gives the decision in their favor. Ashwin picks up his third. First catch for Saha. Siddle c Saha b Ashwin 2(15)
Zaheer to Haddin, FOUR, good length delivery outside off, Haddin plays a square drive through the point region for a crisp boundary.
Ashwin to Ryan Harris, FOUR, tossed up overpitched delivery outside off, Ryan Harris drives it through cover, it's well timed and goes the distance for a boundary
Ashwin to Ryan Harris, FOUR, tossed up wide outside off, Ryan Harris gets on the front foot and drives it through the covers for a boundary.
Ashwin to Haddin, SIX, he tried it 2 balls earlier and failed, this time he connects. Full and on the middle and leg, Haddin bends his knees and lofts it over deep mid wicket, hits it with a straight bat and clears the ropes easily
Umesh Yadav to Ryan Harris, SIX, 600 up with a 6! Very good hook shot. Umesh bangs it short on his face, Harris hooks it away, just about manages to clear the deep square leg fence. He looks up at the dressing room, and stays on. Declaration coming soon?
Zaheer to Warner, FOUR, back of a length delivery swinging away, Warner checks his shot, gets an outside edge which flies through the vacant gully region for a boundary.
Ashwin to Ed Cowan, FOUR, tossed up outside off, it's too short, Ed Cowan punches it off the backfoot to the deep extra cover boundary.
Ashwin to Warner, FOUR, just as he was getting Warner under pressure, he lets it go through by delivering a short delivery. Ashwin pulls it away to the deep midwicket region for a boundary
Zaheer to Warner, FOUR, gets on the front foot and plays a lofted on drive over the mid on fielder. The ball rolls over the boundary rope
Zaheer to Warner, FOUR, short outside off, it comes on slowly, Warner gets into position quickly and pulls it to deep midwicket. Kohli chases it, but in vain as he fails to stop the ball from rolling past the ropes
Ashwin to Warner, out Caught&Bowled!! First wicket for Ashwin in the second innings. Tossed up delivery on the pads, Warner hits it straight back in the direction of Ed Cowan, Ashwin comes across and takes a good low catch. Soft dismissal really. Warner departs and the ploy to open with Ashwin has paid off. Warner c and b Ashwin 28(39) [4s-4]
Zaheer to Shaun Marsh, out Lbw!! Marsh gone. Fuller length delivery swinging in sharply, it hits Shaun Marsh on the pads as he looks to flick. Umpire Dharmasena had a good, hard look at it and rules in favor of the bowler. Zak has done it once again, gets another left hander out. Marsh's dreadful run continues. Shaun Marsh lbw b Zaheer 0(4)
Ashwin to Ed Cowan, out Lbw!! Ashwin has accounted for both the openers. This one dipped in a bit and hit Ed Cowan on the pads as he looks to flick after shuffling to the off stump. He is hit plumb in front, it would have gone to hit the middle stump. This is really good bowling from Ashwin. Ed Cowan lbw b Ashwin 10(27) [4s-1]
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, flighted up outside off, Michael Clarke comes down the track and drives it through the cover region for a boundary. Excellent footwork from the skipper
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, poor ball. That deserved to go to the boundary. Short and very wide, Ponting cuts away from the body and gets it off the outer half of the bat, runs it between slips and gully for four. Not exactly where he wanted to hit, but he'll take it
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, well, this time it was a genuine edge. Better ball from Ishant - full and straight, Ponting looks to drive and gets a thick edge through the same area. Ponting has now scored 500 runs in the series
Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, superb shot. Not easy to play that at all, especially with this drift. It was actually a very full ball but he got down in time and swept it hard to the deep square leg fence
Zaheer to Michael Clarke, FOUR, shot! Zaheer goes short again but Clarke gives a superb response, stays back and half-pulls it over mid wicket, picks the gap well and takes 4
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, aggression from Clarke, charges down and converts it into a half volley, lofts it over mid off for a boundary
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, no run, catch dropped. By Ashwin himself! Once again Clarke comes down the track and smashes it straight back, Ashwin had to move to his left but got both hands to it, didn't hold on
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, more intent from Clarke, takes a couple of steps forward, is not upto the pitch of it but still goes through with the heave, hits it to deep mid wicket for another four
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, out Caught by Saha!! Clarke is gone but was there an edge? Clarke doesn't look too happy. Good length at a good pace around off, Clarke slashes at it from the crease and misses, there was a sound as the ball went past but no clear deviation. Need to see a few replays to confirm if there was an edge. Doesn't matter anyways as Clarke has to go. Michael Clarke c Saha b Umesh Yadav 37(43) [4s-4]
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, poor ball, short and on the body, too easy for Ponting who pulls it away down to fine leg, he will play that even in his sleep
Umesh Yadav to Michael Hussey, FOUR, superb shot! Overpitches alright but how well has he played it, neat stride forward and a perfect off drive between extra cover and mid off, Zaheer gives chase but in vain
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, 1 run, tough chance dropped by Dravid! Very difficult though. Ponting gets into an awkward position and completely mishits a pull over mid wicket, Dravid has to run back and he does well to keep his eyes on the ball and get there, holds on to the catch but spills it as he gets down. No luck whatsoever for Dravid..
Ishant to Ponting, 1 run, 50 comes up for Ponting wth a push to deep point, his 61st in Tests. Gets a warm applause from the crowd as he raises the bat. Can't believe he was out of form before this series started
Ishant to Michael Hussey, out Lbw!! Finally a wicket for Ishant! Dharmasena took a long time to give it out, marginal decision that. Pitches on good length and straightens a touch, Hussey was pressing forward to defend but it hit the pad before the bat, did it come in enough? Need a replay to confirm. Ishant will be a relieved man. Michael Hussey lbw b Ishant 15(40) [4s-1]
Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, poor delivery. Just can't bowl short to Ponting. Rocks back and slaps this one to deep square leg, no chance for Ishant Sharma in the deep, brings up Australia's 150
Ashwin to Haddin, FOUR, poor start from Ashwin, short and wide outside off, Haddin gets back and cuts it late to get it to the left of point, was a boundary all the way
Ashwin to Haddin, FOUR, slightly overpitched and Haddin is quick to come on the frontfoot to drive it neatly through cover, timed it superbly too, another boundary
Ishant to Ponting, 2 runs, catch dropped by Saha, very good effort though, nicely pitched up and nipping away just a bit, Ponting goes for an expansive drive but only manages a thick edge, it flies high and to the right of Saha, would have gone straight to first slip if there was one, Saha dives full length and got a hand to it but it does not stick on
Umesh Yadav to Ed Cowan, FOUR, a gift that for Ed Cowan and he cashes in. Full toss outside off, at a friendly height, just eased past cover. Kohli gave chase, but the ball beat him easily to the ropes. First boundary for Ed Cowan and for Australia as well
Zaheer to Ed Cowan, FOUR, not the pitch to bowl short and Zaheer learns it the hard way. Short one outside off, Ed Cowan rolls his wrists and pulls it with disdain to the deep mid wicket fence. He is standing well outside the crease and pulled it authoritatively
Zaheer to Warner, out Lbw!! Aleem Dar took his time and then gave it out. It was a fair decision too. Warner caught on the crease and struck on the pad in front of middle and leg. Struck him on or around the knee roll as he didn't get his bat across to defend. Good ball from Zaheer - produced the in-dipper and got slight seam movement to catch Warner unawares. Warner lbw b Zaheer 8(23)
Ashwin to Shaun Marsh, out Bowled!! Shaun Marsh is comprehensively bowled. His horrid tour continues. He can't believe that it has bowled him and walks off shell-shocked. Took some time for him to realise that it has indeed castled him. Slower, and tantalising flight from Ashwin. It went straight on and Shaun Marsh played completely outside the line. The bat was hanging out without any hope, the ball slowly found it's way past the inside edge and kissed off. Marsh couldn't have played that any poorly - shows his lack of form. Shaun Marsh b Ashwin 3(12)
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, that's pure class. Absolute class. The shot of the day so far. Umesh Yadav bowled him with that same delivery at Perth, but here Ponting gets back and across, before transferring his weight forward and punching it with a straight bat past the stumps. The timing was superb and it took the ball all the way, beating mid on. Lovely to see.
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, bad ball and easy boundary for Ponting. Down leg, Ponting shuffles across and glances it fine, beating fine leg easily
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, no third slip and that is another boundary for Ponting. Very streaky though. Tried to soften the impact by taking the bottom hand off the bat handle, but it was a clear edge and it ran away as no third man was present. Good delivery, but it is four runs for Ponting
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, Ponting at his best! When he was at his prime, this was his go-to shot and he turns the clock back. It was fractionally short on off, Ponting was onto it in a flash - rocking back and crunching a pull wide of square leg. The ball sped away to the fence. Can't bowl there to the best puller/hooker in the modern game.
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, Woah! Now through the off side. Exaggerated backfoot punch. Not a bad ball - just a splendid shot. Short of a length outside off, Ponting transferred his weight back and unfurled a scorching punch, that beat point and cover. One through the leg side and one now on the off side. Ponting looking ominous on this flat wicket
Ishant to Ed Cowan, FOUR, India could have got both Ed Cowan and Ponting if they had a third slip. Ishant the bowler to suffer this time. Poor captaincy this by Sehwag. Full and wide outside off, the sucker ball - Ed Cowan drove well away from his body and it flew through the vacant third slip. Very catchable height too.
Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, pre-meditated shot, but well hit by Ponting. Kneels down and slog sweeps it along the ground beating mid wicket and the man behind square. Hit well in front of square and it rocketed away. Top shot from Punter
Ashwin to Ed Cowan, out Caught by Laxman at short cover!! Excellent catch by VVS. His batting may not have fired this series, but his catching is still top-notch. Credit to Ashwin as well, he kept tossing it up and lured Ed Cowan into the airy drive. Cowan couldn't keep it down and it was taken well, low to his right by Lax. Ashwin is pumped and India get a vital wicket just before lunch. Ed Cowan c Laxman b Ashwin 30(63) [4s-3]
Sehwag to Ponting, FOUR, shouts of 'catch' but that has been flicked away superbly by Ponting. Came down the track and put it away past VVS at mid wicket and then beat Zak at deep mid, who put in a clumsy effort, not diving. A classy boundary nonetheless
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, lovely drive from Michael Clarke and he gets a boundary. Beats Umesh on the dive at mid off. He went to his left, but dived over the ball. Clarke getting right to the pitch of that off-break and timing it magnificently
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, 2 runs, well bowled but well negotiated as well, yorker length on the off, Ponting jams it down to backward square leg region for a couple, brings up Ponting's FIFTY as well. Good, positive innings this. His good run at Adelaide continues, can he convert this into a century?
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, FOUR, Umesh tries the short one but Clarke sends it to the boundary. Short delivery sits up to be smashed, Clarke stays back and pulls it down to deep square leg, Umesh's inconsistency continues to haunt him
Zaheer to Michael Clarke, FOUR, poor fielding by Umesh at deep square leg! Very lazy stuff that. Clarke works this with the angle, Umesh runs across a long way but does not bend enough, allows it to go through him to the fence. Need to do much better, young man
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, superb drive! Umesh tries to pitch it up but overpitches, Ponting gets half forward and presents the full face of the bat and drives it to long off, big boundaries but that doesn't matter
Zaheer to Michael Clarke, FOUR, poor ball. Wrong line and an easy boundary. On the leg stump line, Clarke gets some bat on it and works it away to fine leg, collects 4 gifted runs
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, not a bad ball, just a superb shot. That is actually a good length delivery but Clarke stretches a long way and punches off the frontfoot, hits it through extra cover for a four. Terrific shot
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, shot of the day! What a terrific shot. Yes it was short of length, yes he did give some width but still..what a shot! Stands tall, punches it off the frontfoot and hits it between point and cover, just raced to the fence
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, edged and four to third man. That's what happens when you don't have first slip. Would have been a sitter if there was first slip but there is none. Loose shot from Clarke - flashes away from the body and edges it, goes right between Saha and Laxman, who is standing wide as the lone slip. They can only look at each other. "Unlucky Ishant". That tag suits him well this time
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, poor ball. Short ball sits up to be hit, Clarke swivels and absolutely hammers it to deep mid wicket
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, back to back boundaries but Ashwin should not mind this. He gives it air and invites Clarke forward, he uses his feet and lofts it over mid on, brings up his fifty in style. This partnership is looking threatening
Ishant to Ponting, 1 run, quick single, defends this to the left of backward point and looks up at his partner who responds well and takes it easily in the end, goos running between the wickets
Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, 13000 Test runs for the legendary Ricky Ponting. Gets a warm round of applause from the Adelaide crowd and he acknowledges it. Gets to the milestone with a sweep shot to deep backward square leg
Ishant to Ponting, 1 run, 100 partnership up with a drive to extra cover, ominous signs for India. They look good to make it really big
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, not a bad ball but excellent placement, a fraction short outside off, Clarke waits deep in the crease and cuts it hard wide of backward point for a boundary
Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, good use of his feet. Sees the flighted delivery and comes down the track, lofts it over mid off, doesn't time it too well but the ball finds enough legs to reach the boundary, Ashwin should not mind this though
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, shot! A bit short from Ashwin, Clarke goes deep in the crease and gives himself some room, cuts it hard through covers for a boundary, excellent use of the feet
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, outside off lines but too short again, Clarke cuts it with disdain through point, another boundary in the same area
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, third boundary of the over, Clarke is taking the attack to Ashwin now. Charges down the track and lofts him inside out over extra cover, Ashwin should not mind it much as he gives himself a chance of taking a wicket with that flight
Sehwag to Michael Clarke, SIX, tossed up on the off stump, Michael Clarke gets down the track and lofts it over the bowler's head for a maximum. Super shot.
Zaheer to Michael Clarke, 2 runs, good length delivery outside off, Michael Clarke plays a square drive through the point region for a couple. That brings up the 150 run partnership.
Zaheer to Ponting, FOUR, gets to his hundred with a square driven boundary!! No century for 2 years and now he has 2 in this series. 6th Hundred at this ground and 41st Test century overall. He is second on the all time list for hundreds, has just gone past Kallis. He is joyous after getting to his hundred. Waved his bat fiercely and roared with clenched fists. Tiger indeed!
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, that was a majestic shot!! As good as it gets. A touch back of a length outside off, Ponting waits on the backfoot and creams it really late past the point region with an open face. Super shot.
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, FOUR, short of length delivery outside off, Michael Clarke smokes it through the midwicket for a boundary. Super shot this from Michael Clarke, Yadav needs to bowl his bouncers a bit more faster to have any effect.
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, FOUR, back of a length delivery nipping into Michael Clarke, he cuts it behind point, the ball runs to the boundary rope. That's his 19th Test hundred. It has been a flawless knock. He raises his bat in appreciation. Second hundred of the series, can he convert this one into a bigger one?
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, leg byes, FOUR, what a return from Umesh Yadav. Fast bouncer, it nips in a bit, Michael Clarke had no clue about it and was hit on the helmet as he looks to duck, the ball rolls away to the fine leg boundary.
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Michael Clarke slashes at it, the ball goes to the third man boundary. Totally dismissed from his presence, Ishant has dished out nonsense right from the first ball.
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, ohh what a player!. Short and wide outside off, Michael Clarke gets on top of it and cuts it through point for another boundary. Ashwin was busy adjusting his hat and put in a poor effort.
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, Clarke is on song. This one is tossed up outside off, Michael Clarke rocks back and crunches it wide of Sachin at backward point. He moves to his right, but can't get anywhere near the ball. Clarke nears Ponting now
Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, as easy as it gets. Ashwin tosses this one outside off, Ponting gets a good stride forward and creams a punchy off-drive on the up and over mid-off for a boundary
Sehwag to Michael Clarke, FOUR, Michael Clarke joins in the fun. Gets inside out to a flighted delivery and lifts it effortlessly over mid-off for a one bounce boundary
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, DROPPED!!! On a good length and outside off, he induces the drive from Michael Clarke, gets the outside edge which flies to the place where a third slip would have taken it. Laxman at second slip dives to his right, gets a hand to it, but the ball still rolls down to the third man boundary. Ishant is exasperated
Ishant to Michael Clarke, 1 run, back of a length delivery outside off, Michael Clarke drives it to sweeper cover for a single. That brings up the 250 run stand between these two.
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, bad ball and a gift that. Full and drifting onto the pads, Michael Clarke gets an easy boundary with a clip off the pads, that races away to the deep mid wicket fence
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, 2nd boundary of the over and surprisingly there is no third slip for Ponting. Good ball by Ishant, draws Ponting forward and then catches the edge, it dies down pretty quickly and flies through the gap between 3rd slip and gully. No third man and that's Ponting's first boundary of the day
Zaheer to Michael Clarke, FOUR, that's 150 for Michael Clarke. That's the shot he was aiming for the previous ball and now he has found it. Leant forward and square drove it wide of cover. The ball raced away. Raises the bat and acknowledges the cheers of the Adelaide crowd. He would be eyeing a much bigger score though
Zaheer to Michael Clarke, FOUR, pristine off drive by Michael Clarke. On the up too. Did it hit Ponting's foot? No. It didn't. Clarke got forward and timed it beautifully. The ball races away on the fast outfield towards the straight boundary
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, Ponting's bread and butter shot. Short outside off, Ponting controls the pull and gets a boundary, beating a lazy Ash on the deep mid wicket fence. He didn't put in the dive nor did he make any effort to do so. Very poor stuff
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, 150 for Ponting. What a way to get there as well. Perhaps his best shot of the innings. Leant forward and timed the straight drive past the stumps. Just missed them and the timing was so good, that it gave mid on no chance. That shot proves how good a track this is and how well Ponting is seeing them. No great celebrations. Just a mild one
Zaheer to Ponting, FOUR, short down leg, too easy for Ponting - he swivels and pulls it down to fine leg, beating the man without any fuss. He now goes past Michael Clarke.
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, 1 run, the 300 run stand is up with a controlled drive to Sachin Tendulkar at deep point. Michael Clarke and Ponting shake hands on their feat
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, FOUR, goes for the short one again, but down leg, Michael Clarke swivels on the pull and though he hasn't timed it well, he gets it down to fine leg, beating the man on the fence. Nothing is going right for Umesh Yadav
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, imperious! Ponting going back and then with his weight back, smashed it through cover on the up. Timed it beautifully. That's quite an unorthodox cover drive and Ponting plays it really well - a sort of a trademark shot for Ponting
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, this keeps getting better and better. Slightly short outside off, rising too, Ponting just whiplashed the cut from the crease. It was in the air, but no point and it ran away, beating a desperate dive from Gauti who ran all the way from deep point.
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, now Michael Clarke gets into the act. Comes down and then goes inside out over cover with a lovely lofted drive. Sachin Tendulkar at sweeper cover gave up the chase pretty quickly
Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, Ponting shows some aggression. Steps out and then clears mid off with a clean strike. Got to the pitch and then went through with the shot. No risk at all in that stroke.
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, horrid ball that from Ashwin - what a poor ball - Michael Clarke won't miss out on those. Very short and ample time for Clarke to go back and choose his region to hit, he cuts and finds the deep backward point fence. Ashwin continues to disappoint and frustrate.
Ishant to Ponting, 3 runs, now Ishant piles on the agony for the Indians by failing to anticipate a straight-forward return chance. Ponting's bat turned in his hand as he came forward to straight drive. It went at knee height to Ishant, very catchable and he lets it go through his hands. The hands came down very late and by the time, he was closing it to catch, the ball had already gone past him. What a miss!
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, Gorgeous! Uses his feet and drives wide of mid off. Ashwin isn't happy with the fielder for not diving - well I guess - he has to set an example first before pointing fingers.
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, out Bowled!! Where did that come from?? Some solace for Yadav at last. It was a back of a length delivery angled into the pads, Michael Clarke looks to flick off his pads, the ball hits his pads and rolls onto the middle and off stump. What a knock from Michael Clarke, the crowd is giving him a standing ovation. But to be truthful, it was a tame dismissal after a flawless knock. Michael Clarke b Umesh Yadav 210(275) [4s-26 6s-1]
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, thats his double hundred. Short delivery on the body, Ponting pulls it away through the square leg region for a boundary. He immediately removes his helmet and acknowledges the crowd. What a time to get your double hundred. That too off his favorite shot, on his favorite ground. 6th double hundred of his career, 3rd against India.
Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, Dropped!! You won't get easier catches from batsmen batting on 215. Floated up on the pads, Ponting flicks uppishly off his pads to Laxman at mid wicket, who jumps up and drops a regulation catch.
Ashwin to Michael Hussey, FOUR, flatter delivery outside off, Michael Hussey gets on the front foot and plays a gorgeous drive through the covers for a boundary. That shot should give him a lot of confidence.
Zaheer to Michael Hussey, FOUR, good length delivery outside off, it tails away a bit, Michael Hussey guides it through the gap between first slip and gully. Laxman is the one chasing it and the ball wins an easy race.
Ashwin to Michael Hussey, FOUR, tossed up invitingly outside off, Michael Hussey comes down the track and drives it uppishly over the extra cover fielder for a boundary. Super shot, he played it with the spin
Ashwin to Michael Hussey, out Michael Hussey Run Out!! That wicket came out of nowhere. Tossed up delivery outside off, Michael Hussey drives it and takes off for a single. But Gambhir at silly point has fielded the ball with his out-stretched right hand, sends in a quick direct hit. Hussey was way short of his crease, in fact he did not have time to react. Finally some brilliance from India in the field. Michael Hussey run out (Gambhir) 25(33) [4s-3]
Ashwin to Haddin, SIX, super shot from Haddin. This is what he is known for. Tossed up invitingly on middle, Haddin opens up his arms and lofts it over the long on boundary for a maximum. Gets off the mark with that shot
Zaheer to Ponting, out Caught by Tendulkar!! Soft dismissal to end a masterly innings. It was on the cards and almost happened in the last over. Shorter delivery on the off stump, Ponting goes for the pull and connects really well. Sachin at the deep midwicket boundary jumps up a bit and takes a good catch. The crowd gives a standing ovation. Ponting c Tendulkar b Zaheer 221(404) [4s-21]
Ashwin to Siddle, out Caught by Saha!! That's it. Thin edge to the keeper. Siddle was looking like getting out any ball. Flatter delivery just outside off, it was the carrom ball again, Siddle came forward to defend and gets a thin outside edge to the keeper Saha. Ashwin and Saha appeal and the umpire gives the decision in their favor. Ashwin picks up his third. First catch for Saha. Siddle c Saha b Ashwin 2(15)
Zaheer to Haddin, FOUR, good length delivery outside off, Haddin plays a square drive through the point region for a crisp boundary.
Ashwin to Ryan Harris, FOUR, tossed up overpitched delivery outside off, Ryan Harris drives it through cover, it's well timed and goes the distance for a boundary
Ashwin to Ryan Harris, FOUR, tossed up wide outside off, Ryan Harris gets on the front foot and drives it through the covers for a boundary.
Ashwin to Haddin, SIX, he tried it 2 balls earlier and failed, this time he connects. Full and on the middle and leg, Haddin bends his knees and lofts it over deep mid wicket, hits it with a straight bat and clears the ropes easily
Umesh Yadav to Ryan Harris, SIX, 600 up with a 6! Very good hook shot. Umesh bangs it short on his face, Harris hooks it away, just about manages to clear the deep square leg fence. He looks up at the dressing room, and stays on. Declaration coming soon?
Zaheer to Warner, FOUR, back of a length delivery swinging away, Warner checks his shot, gets an outside edge which flies through the vacant gully region for a boundary.
Ashwin to Ed Cowan, FOUR, tossed up outside off, it's too short, Ed Cowan punches it off the backfoot to the deep extra cover boundary.
Ashwin to Warner, FOUR, just as he was getting Warner under pressure, he lets it go through by delivering a short delivery. Ashwin pulls it away to the deep midwicket region for a boundary
Zaheer to Warner, FOUR, gets on the front foot and plays a lofted on drive over the mid on fielder. The ball rolls over the boundary rope
Zaheer to Warner, FOUR, short outside off, it comes on slowly, Warner gets into position quickly and pulls it to deep midwicket. Kohli chases it, but in vain as he fails to stop the ball from rolling past the ropes
Ashwin to Warner, out Caught&Bowled!! First wicket for Ashwin in the second innings. Tossed up delivery on the pads, Warner hits it straight back in the direction of Ed Cowan, Ashwin comes across and takes a good low catch. Soft dismissal really. Warner departs and the ploy to open with Ashwin has paid off. Warner c and b Ashwin 28(39) [4s-4]
Zaheer to Shaun Marsh, out Lbw!! Marsh gone. Fuller length delivery swinging in sharply, it hits Shaun Marsh on the pads as he looks to flick. Umpire Dharmasena had a good, hard look at it and rules in favor of the bowler. Zak has done it once again, gets another left hander out. Marsh's dreadful run continues. Shaun Marsh lbw b Zaheer 0(4)
Ashwin to Ed Cowan, out Lbw!! Ashwin has accounted for both the openers. This one dipped in a bit and hit Ed Cowan on the pads as he looks to flick after shuffling to the off stump. He is hit plumb in front, it would have gone to hit the middle stump. This is really good bowling from Ashwin. Ed Cowan lbw b Ashwin 10(27) [4s-1]
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, flighted up outside off, Michael Clarke comes down the track and drives it through the cover region for a boundary. Excellent footwork from the skipper
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, poor ball. That deserved to go to the boundary. Short and very wide, Ponting cuts away from the body and gets it off the outer half of the bat, runs it between slips and gully for four. Not exactly where he wanted to hit, but he'll take it
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, well, this time it was a genuine edge. Better ball from Ishant - full and straight, Ponting looks to drive and gets a thick edge through the same area. Ponting has now scored 500 runs in the series
Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, superb shot. Not easy to play that at all, especially with this drift. It was actually a very full ball but he got down in time and swept it hard to the deep square leg fence
Zaheer to Michael Clarke, FOUR, shot! Zaheer goes short again but Clarke gives a superb response, stays back and half-pulls it over mid wicket, picks the gap well and takes 4
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, aggression from Clarke, charges down and converts it into a half volley, lofts it over mid off for a boundary
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, no run, catch dropped. By Ashwin himself! Once again Clarke comes down the track and smashes it straight back, Ashwin had to move to his left but got both hands to it, didn't hold on
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, more intent from Clarke, takes a couple of steps forward, is not upto the pitch of it but still goes through with the heave, hits it to deep mid wicket for another four
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, out Caught by Saha!! Clarke is gone but was there an edge? Clarke doesn't look too happy. Good length at a good pace around off, Clarke slashes at it from the crease and misses, there was a sound as the ball went past but no clear deviation. Need to see a few replays to confirm if there was an edge. Doesn't matter anyways as Clarke has to go. Michael Clarke c Saha b Umesh Yadav 37(43) [4s-4]
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, poor ball, short and on the body, too easy for Ponting who pulls it away down to fine leg, he will play that even in his sleep
Umesh Yadav to Michael Hussey, FOUR, superb shot! Overpitches alright but how well has he played it, neat stride forward and a perfect off drive between extra cover and mid off, Zaheer gives chase but in vain
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, 1 run, tough chance dropped by Dravid! Very difficult though. Ponting gets into an awkward position and completely mishits a pull over mid wicket, Dravid has to run back and he does well to keep his eyes on the ball and get there, holds on to the catch but spills it as he gets down. No luck whatsoever for Dravid..
Ishant to Ponting, 1 run, 50 comes up for Ponting wth a push to deep point, his 61st in Tests. Gets a warm applause from the crowd as he raises the bat. Can't believe he was out of form before this series started
Ishant to Michael Hussey, out Lbw!! Finally a wicket for Ishant! Dharmasena took a long time to give it out, marginal decision that. Pitches on good length and straightens a touch, Hussey was pressing forward to defend but it hit the pad before the bat, did it come in enough? Need a replay to confirm. Ishant will be a relieved man. Michael Hussey lbw b Ishant 15(40) [4s-1]
Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, poor delivery. Just can't bowl short to Ponting. Rocks back and slaps this one to deep square leg, no chance for Ishant Sharma in the deep, brings up Australia's 150
Ashwin to Haddin, FOUR, poor start from Ashwin, short and wide outside off, Haddin gets back and cuts it late to get it to the left of point, was a boundary all the way
Ashwin to Haddin, FOUR, slightly overpitched and Haddin is quick to come on the frontfoot to drive it neatly through cover, timed it superbly too, another boundary
Ishant to Ponting, 2 runs, catch dropped by Saha, very good effort though, nicely pitched up and nipping away just a bit, Ponting goes for an expansive drive but only manages a thick edge, it flies high and to the right of Saha, would have gone straight to first slip if there was one, Saha dives full length and got a hand to it but it does not stick on
Umesh Yadav to Ed Cowan, FOUR, a gift that for Ed Cowan and he cashes in. Full toss outside off, at a friendly height, just eased past cover. Kohli gave chase, but the ball beat him easily to the ropes. First boundary for Ed Cowan and for Australia as well
Zaheer to Ed Cowan, FOUR, not the pitch to bowl short and Zaheer learns it the hard way. Short one outside off, Ed Cowan rolls his wrists and pulls it with disdain to the deep mid wicket fence. He is standing well outside the crease and pulled it authoritatively
Zaheer to Warner, out Lbw!! Aleem Dar took his time and then gave it out. It was a fair decision too. Warner caught on the crease and struck on the pad in front of middle and leg. Struck him on or around the knee roll as he didn't get his bat across to defend. Good ball from Zaheer - produced the in-dipper and got slight seam movement to catch Warner unawares. Warner lbw b Zaheer 8(23)
Ashwin to Shaun Marsh, out Bowled!! Shaun Marsh is comprehensively bowled. His horrid tour continues. He can't believe that it has bowled him and walks off shell-shocked. Took some time for him to realise that it has indeed castled him. Slower, and tantalising flight from Ashwin. It went straight on and Shaun Marsh played completely outside the line. The bat was hanging out without any hope, the ball slowly found it's way past the inside edge and kissed off. Marsh couldn't have played that any poorly - shows his lack of form. Shaun Marsh b Ashwin 3(12)
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, that's pure class. Absolute class. The shot of the day so far. Umesh Yadav bowled him with that same delivery at Perth, but here Ponting gets back and across, before transferring his weight forward and punching it with a straight bat past the stumps. The timing was superb and it took the ball all the way, beating mid on. Lovely to see.
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, bad ball and easy boundary for Ponting. Down leg, Ponting shuffles across and glances it fine, beating fine leg easily
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, no third slip and that is another boundary for Ponting. Very streaky though. Tried to soften the impact by taking the bottom hand off the bat handle, but it was a clear edge and it ran away as no third man was present. Good delivery, but it is four runs for Ponting
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, Ponting at his best! When he was at his prime, this was his go-to shot and he turns the clock back. It was fractionally short on off, Ponting was onto it in a flash - rocking back and crunching a pull wide of square leg. The ball sped away to the fence. Can't bowl there to the best puller/hooker in the modern game.
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, Woah! Now through the off side. Exaggerated backfoot punch. Not a bad ball - just a splendid shot. Short of a length outside off, Ponting transferred his weight back and unfurled a scorching punch, that beat point and cover. One through the leg side and one now on the off side. Ponting looking ominous on this flat wicket
Ishant to Ed Cowan, FOUR, India could have got both Ed Cowan and Ponting if they had a third slip. Ishant the bowler to suffer this time. Poor captaincy this by Sehwag. Full and wide outside off, the sucker ball - Ed Cowan drove well away from his body and it flew through the vacant third slip. Very catchable height too.
Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, pre-meditated shot, but well hit by Ponting. Kneels down and slog sweeps it along the ground beating mid wicket and the man behind square. Hit well in front of square and it rocketed away. Top shot from Punter
Ashwin to Ed Cowan, out Caught by Laxman at short cover!! Excellent catch by VVS. His batting may not have fired this series, but his catching is still top-notch. Credit to Ashwin as well, he kept tossing it up and lured Ed Cowan into the airy drive. Cowan couldn't keep it down and it was taken well, low to his right by Lax. Ashwin is pumped and India get a vital wicket just before lunch. Ed Cowan c Laxman b Ashwin 30(63) [4s-3]
Sehwag to Ponting, FOUR, shouts of 'catch' but that has been flicked away superbly by Ponting. Came down the track and put it away past VVS at mid wicket and then beat Zak at deep mid, who put in a clumsy effort, not diving. A classy boundary nonetheless
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, lovely drive from Michael Clarke and he gets a boundary. Beats Umesh on the dive at mid off. He went to his left, but dived over the ball. Clarke getting right to the pitch of that off-break and timing it magnificently
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, 2 runs, well bowled but well negotiated as well, yorker length on the off, Ponting jams it down to backward square leg region for a couple, brings up Ponting's FIFTY as well. Good, positive innings this. His good run at Adelaide continues, can he convert this into a century?
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, FOUR, Umesh tries the short one but Clarke sends it to the boundary. Short delivery sits up to be smashed, Clarke stays back and pulls it down to deep square leg, Umesh's inconsistency continues to haunt him
Zaheer to Michael Clarke, FOUR, poor fielding by Umesh at deep square leg! Very lazy stuff that. Clarke works this with the angle, Umesh runs across a long way but does not bend enough, allows it to go through him to the fence. Need to do much better, young man
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, superb drive! Umesh tries to pitch it up but overpitches, Ponting gets half forward and presents the full face of the bat and drives it to long off, big boundaries but that doesn't matter
Zaheer to Michael Clarke, FOUR, poor ball. Wrong line and an easy boundary. On the leg stump line, Clarke gets some bat on it and works it away to fine leg, collects 4 gifted runs
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, not a bad ball, just a superb shot. That is actually a good length delivery but Clarke stretches a long way and punches off the frontfoot, hits it through extra cover for a four. Terrific shot
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, shot of the day! What a terrific shot. Yes it was short of length, yes he did give some width but still..what a shot! Stands tall, punches it off the frontfoot and hits it between point and cover, just raced to the fence
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, edged and four to third man. That's what happens when you don't have first slip. Would have been a sitter if there was first slip but there is none. Loose shot from Clarke - flashes away from the body and edges it, goes right between Saha and Laxman, who is standing wide as the lone slip. They can only look at each other. "Unlucky Ishant". That tag suits him well this time
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, poor ball. Short ball sits up to be hit, Clarke swivels and absolutely hammers it to deep mid wicket
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, back to back boundaries but Ashwin should not mind this. He gives it air and invites Clarke forward, he uses his feet and lofts it over mid on, brings up his fifty in style. This partnership is looking threatening
Ishant to Ponting, 1 run, quick single, defends this to the left of backward point and looks up at his partner who responds well and takes it easily in the end, goos running between the wickets
Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, 13000 Test runs for the legendary Ricky Ponting. Gets a warm round of applause from the Adelaide crowd and he acknowledges it. Gets to the milestone with a sweep shot to deep backward square leg
Ishant to Ponting, 1 run, 100 partnership up with a drive to extra cover, ominous signs for India. They look good to make it really big
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, not a bad ball but excellent placement, a fraction short outside off, Clarke waits deep in the crease and cuts it hard wide of backward point for a boundary
Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, good use of his feet. Sees the flighted delivery and comes down the track, lofts it over mid off, doesn't time it too well but the ball finds enough legs to reach the boundary, Ashwin should not mind this though
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, shot! A bit short from Ashwin, Clarke goes deep in the crease and gives himself some room, cuts it hard through covers for a boundary, excellent use of the feet
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, outside off lines but too short again, Clarke cuts it with disdain through point, another boundary in the same area
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, third boundary of the over, Clarke is taking the attack to Ashwin now. Charges down the track and lofts him inside out over extra cover, Ashwin should not mind it much as he gives himself a chance of taking a wicket with that flight
Sehwag to Michael Clarke, SIX, tossed up on the off stump, Michael Clarke gets down the track and lofts it over the bowler's head for a maximum. Super shot.
Zaheer to Michael Clarke, 2 runs, good length delivery outside off, Michael Clarke plays a square drive through the point region for a couple. That brings up the 150 run partnership.
Zaheer to Ponting, FOUR, gets to his hundred with a square driven boundary!! No century for 2 years and now he has 2 in this series. 6th Hundred at this ground and 41st Test century overall. He is second on the all time list for hundreds, has just gone past Kallis. He is joyous after getting to his hundred. Waved his bat fiercely and roared with clenched fists. Tiger indeed!
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, that was a majestic shot!! As good as it gets. A touch back of a length outside off, Ponting waits on the backfoot and creams it really late past the point region with an open face. Super shot.
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, FOUR, short of length delivery outside off, Michael Clarke smokes it through the midwicket for a boundary. Super shot this from Michael Clarke, Yadav needs to bowl his bouncers a bit more faster to have any effect.
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, FOUR, back of a length delivery nipping into Michael Clarke, he cuts it behind point, the ball runs to the boundary rope. That's his 19th Test hundred. It has been a flawless knock. He raises his bat in appreciation. Second hundred of the series, can he convert this one into a bigger one?
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, leg byes, FOUR, what a return from Umesh Yadav. Fast bouncer, it nips in a bit, Michael Clarke had no clue about it and was hit on the helmet as he looks to duck, the ball rolls away to the fine leg boundary.
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Michael Clarke slashes at it, the ball goes to the third man boundary. Totally dismissed from his presence, Ishant has dished out nonsense right from the first ball.
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, ohh what a player!. Short and wide outside off, Michael Clarke gets on top of it and cuts it through point for another boundary. Ashwin was busy adjusting his hat and put in a poor effort.
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, Clarke is on song. This one is tossed up outside off, Michael Clarke rocks back and crunches it wide of Sachin at backward point. He moves to his right, but can't get anywhere near the ball. Clarke nears Ponting now
Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, as easy as it gets. Ashwin tosses this one outside off, Ponting gets a good stride forward and creams a punchy off-drive on the up and over mid-off for a boundary
Sehwag to Michael Clarke, FOUR, Michael Clarke joins in the fun. Gets inside out to a flighted delivery and lifts it effortlessly over mid-off for a one bounce boundary
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, DROPPED!!! On a good length and outside off, he induces the drive from Michael Clarke, gets the outside edge which flies to the place where a third slip would have taken it. Laxman at second slip dives to his right, gets a hand to it, but the ball still rolls down to the third man boundary. Ishant is exasperated
Ishant to Michael Clarke, 1 run, back of a length delivery outside off, Michael Clarke drives it to sweeper cover for a single. That brings up the 250 run stand between these two.
Ishant to Michael Clarke, FOUR, bad ball and a gift that. Full and drifting onto the pads, Michael Clarke gets an easy boundary with a clip off the pads, that races away to the deep mid wicket fence
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, 2nd boundary of the over and surprisingly there is no third slip for Ponting. Good ball by Ishant, draws Ponting forward and then catches the edge, it dies down pretty quickly and flies through the gap between 3rd slip and gully. No third man and that's Ponting's first boundary of the day
Zaheer to Michael Clarke, FOUR, that's 150 for Michael Clarke. That's the shot he was aiming for the previous ball and now he has found it. Leant forward and square drove it wide of cover. The ball raced away. Raises the bat and acknowledges the cheers of the Adelaide crowd. He would be eyeing a much bigger score though
Zaheer to Michael Clarke, FOUR, pristine off drive by Michael Clarke. On the up too. Did it hit Ponting's foot? No. It didn't. Clarke got forward and timed it beautifully. The ball races away on the fast outfield towards the straight boundary
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, Ponting's bread and butter shot. Short outside off, Ponting controls the pull and gets a boundary, beating a lazy Ash on the deep mid wicket fence. He didn't put in the dive nor did he make any effort to do so. Very poor stuff
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, 150 for Ponting. What a way to get there as well. Perhaps his best shot of the innings. Leant forward and timed the straight drive past the stumps. Just missed them and the timing was so good, that it gave mid on no chance. That shot proves how good a track this is and how well Ponting is seeing them. No great celebrations. Just a mild one
Zaheer to Ponting, FOUR, short down leg, too easy for Ponting - he swivels and pulls it down to fine leg, beating the man without any fuss. He now goes past Michael Clarke.
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, 1 run, the 300 run stand is up with a controlled drive to Sachin Tendulkar at deep point. Michael Clarke and Ponting shake hands on their feat
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, FOUR, goes for the short one again, but down leg, Michael Clarke swivels on the pull and though he hasn't timed it well, he gets it down to fine leg, beating the man on the fence. Nothing is going right for Umesh Yadav
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, imperious! Ponting going back and then with his weight back, smashed it through cover on the up. Timed it beautifully. That's quite an unorthodox cover drive and Ponting plays it really well - a sort of a trademark shot for Ponting
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, this keeps getting better and better. Slightly short outside off, rising too, Ponting just whiplashed the cut from the crease. It was in the air, but no point and it ran away, beating a desperate dive from Gauti who ran all the way from deep point.
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, now Michael Clarke gets into the act. Comes down and then goes inside out over cover with a lovely lofted drive. Sachin Tendulkar at sweeper cover gave up the chase pretty quickly
Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, Ponting shows some aggression. Steps out and then clears mid off with a clean strike. Got to the pitch and then went through with the shot. No risk at all in that stroke.
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, horrid ball that from Ashwin - what a poor ball - Michael Clarke won't miss out on those. Very short and ample time for Clarke to go back and choose his region to hit, he cuts and finds the deep backward point fence. Ashwin continues to disappoint and frustrate.
Ishant to Ponting, 3 runs, now Ishant piles on the agony for the Indians by failing to anticipate a straight-forward return chance. Ponting's bat turned in his hand as he came forward to straight drive. It went at knee height to Ishant, very catchable and he lets it go through his hands. The hands came down very late and by the time, he was closing it to catch, the ball had already gone past him. What a miss!
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, Gorgeous! Uses his feet and drives wide of mid off. Ashwin isn't happy with the fielder for not diving - well I guess - he has to set an example first before pointing fingers.
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, out Bowled!! Where did that come from?? Some solace for Yadav at last. It was a back of a length delivery angled into the pads, Michael Clarke looks to flick off his pads, the ball hits his pads and rolls onto the middle and off stump. What a knock from Michael Clarke, the crowd is giving him a standing ovation. But to be truthful, it was a tame dismissal after a flawless knock. Michael Clarke b Umesh Yadav 210(275) [4s-26 6s-1]
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, thats his double hundred. Short delivery on the body, Ponting pulls it away through the square leg region for a boundary. He immediately removes his helmet and acknowledges the crowd. What a time to get your double hundred. That too off his favorite shot, on his favorite ground. 6th double hundred of his career, 3rd against India.
Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, Dropped!! You won't get easier catches from batsmen batting on 215. Floated up on the pads, Ponting flicks uppishly off his pads to Laxman at mid wicket, who jumps up and drops a regulation catch.
Ashwin to Michael Hussey, FOUR, flatter delivery outside off, Michael Hussey gets on the front foot and plays a gorgeous drive through the covers for a boundary. That shot should give him a lot of confidence.
Zaheer to Michael Hussey, FOUR, good length delivery outside off, it tails away a bit, Michael Hussey guides it through the gap between first slip and gully. Laxman is the one chasing it and the ball wins an easy race.
Ashwin to Michael Hussey, FOUR, tossed up invitingly outside off, Michael Hussey comes down the track and drives it uppishly over the extra cover fielder for a boundary. Super shot, he played it with the spin
Ashwin to Michael Hussey, out Michael Hussey Run Out!! That wicket came out of nowhere. Tossed up delivery outside off, Michael Hussey drives it and takes off for a single. But Gambhir at silly point has fielded the ball with his out-stretched right hand, sends in a quick direct hit. Hussey was way short of his crease, in fact he did not have time to react. Finally some brilliance from India in the field. Michael Hussey run out (Gambhir) 25(33) [4s-3]
Ashwin to Haddin, SIX, super shot from Haddin. This is what he is known for. Tossed up invitingly on middle, Haddin opens up his arms and lofts it over the long on boundary for a maximum. Gets off the mark with that shot
Zaheer to Ponting, out Caught by Tendulkar!! Soft dismissal to end a masterly innings. It was on the cards and almost happened in the last over. Shorter delivery on the off stump, Ponting goes for the pull and connects really well. Sachin at the deep midwicket boundary jumps up a bit and takes a good catch. The crowd gives a standing ovation. Ponting c Tendulkar b Zaheer 221(404) [4s-21]
Ashwin to Siddle, out Caught by Saha!! That's it. Thin edge to the keeper. Siddle was looking like getting out any ball. Flatter delivery just outside off, it was the carrom ball again, Siddle came forward to defend and gets a thin outside edge to the keeper Saha. Ashwin and Saha appeal and the umpire gives the decision in their favor. Ashwin picks up his third. First catch for Saha. Siddle c Saha b Ashwin 2(15)
Zaheer to Haddin, FOUR, good length delivery outside off, Haddin plays a square drive through the point region for a crisp boundary.
Ashwin to Ryan Harris, FOUR, tossed up overpitched delivery outside off, Ryan Harris drives it through cover, it's well timed and goes the distance for a boundary
Ashwin to Ryan Harris, FOUR, tossed up wide outside off, Ryan Harris gets on the front foot and drives it through the covers for a boundary.
Ashwin to Haddin, SIX, he tried it 2 balls earlier and failed, this time he connects. Full and on the middle and leg, Haddin bends his knees and lofts it over deep mid wicket, hits it with a straight bat and clears the ropes easily
Umesh Yadav to Ryan Harris, SIX, 600 up with a 6! Very good hook shot. Umesh bangs it short on his face, Harris hooks it away, just about manages to clear the deep square leg fence. He looks up at the dressing room, and stays on. Declaration coming soon?
Zaheer to Warner, FOUR, back of a length delivery swinging away, Warner checks his shot, gets an outside edge which flies through the vacant gully region for a boundary.
Ashwin to Ed Cowan, FOUR, tossed up outside off, it's too short, Ed Cowan punches it off the backfoot to the deep extra cover boundary.
Ashwin to Warner, FOUR, just as he was getting Warner under pressure, he lets it go through by delivering a short delivery. Ashwin pulls it away to the deep midwicket region for a boundary
Zaheer to Warner, FOUR, gets on the front foot and plays a lofted on drive over the mid on fielder. The ball rolls over the boundary rope
Zaheer to Warner, FOUR, short outside off, it comes on slowly, Warner gets into position quickly and pulls it to deep midwicket. Kohli chases it, but in vain as he fails to stop the ball from rolling past the ropes
Ashwin to Warner, out Caught&Bowled!! First wicket for Ashwin in the second innings. Tossed up delivery on the pads, Warner hits it straight back in the direction of Ed Cowan, Ashwin comes across and takes a good low catch. Soft dismissal really. Warner departs and the ploy to open with Ashwin has paid off. Warner c and b Ashwin 28(39) [4s-4]
Zaheer to Shaun Marsh, out Lbw!! Marsh gone. Fuller length delivery swinging in sharply, it hits Shaun Marsh on the pads as he looks to flick. Umpire Dharmasena had a good, hard look at it and rules in favor of the bowler. Zak has done it once again, gets another left hander out. Marsh's dreadful run continues. Shaun Marsh lbw b Zaheer 0(4)
Ashwin to Ed Cowan, out Lbw!! Ashwin has accounted for both the openers. This one dipped in a bit and hit Ed Cowan on the pads as he looks to flick after shuffling to the off stump. He is hit plumb in front, it would have gone to hit the middle stump. This is really good bowling from Ashwin. Ed Cowan lbw b Ashwin 10(27) [4s-1]
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, flighted up outside off, Michael Clarke comes down the track and drives it through the cover region for a boundary. Excellent footwork from the skipper
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, poor ball. That deserved to go to the boundary. Short and very wide, Ponting cuts away from the body and gets it off the outer half of the bat, runs it between slips and gully for four. Not exactly where he wanted to hit, but he'll take it
Ishant to Ponting, FOUR, well, this time it was a genuine edge. Better ball from Ishant - full and straight, Ponting looks to drive and gets a thick edge through the same area. Ponting has now scored 500 runs in the series
Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, superb shot. Not easy to play that at all, especially with this drift. It was actually a very full ball but he got down in time and swept it hard to the deep square leg fence
Zaheer to Michael Clarke, FOUR, shot! Zaheer goes short again but Clarke gives a superb response, stays back and half-pulls it over mid wicket, picks the gap well and takes 4
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, aggression from Clarke, charges down and converts it into a half volley, lofts it over mid off for a boundary
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, no run, catch dropped. By Ashwin himself! Once again Clarke comes down the track and smashes it straight back, Ashwin had to move to his left but got both hands to it, didn't hold on
Ashwin to Michael Clarke, FOUR, more intent from Clarke, takes a couple of steps forward, is not upto the pitch of it but still goes through with the heave, hits it to deep mid wicket for another four
Umesh Yadav to Michael Clarke, out Caught by Saha!! Clarke is gone but was there an edge? Clarke doesn't look too happy. Good length at a good pace around off, Clarke slashes at it from the crease and misses, there was a sound as the ball went past but no clear deviation. Need to see a few replays to confirm if there was an edge. Doesn't matter anyways as Clarke has to go. Michael Clarke c Saha b Umesh Yadav 37(43) [4s-4]
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, poor ball, short and on the body, too easy for Ponting who pulls it away down to fine leg, he will play that even in his sleep
Umesh Yadav to Michael Hussey, FOUR, superb shot! Overpitches alright but how well has he played it, neat stride forward and a perfect off drive between extra cover and mid off, Zaheer gives chase but in vain
Umesh Yadav to Ponting, 1 run, tough chance dropped by Dravid! Very difficult though. Ponting gets into an awkward position and completely mishits a pull over mid wicket, Dravid has to run back and he does well to keep his eyes on the ball and get there, holds on to the catch but spills it as he gets down. No luck whatsoever for Dravid..
Ishant to Ponting, 1 run, 50 comes up for Ponting wth a push to deep point, his 61st in Tests. Gets a warm applause from the crowd as he raises the bat. Can't believe he was out of form before this series started
Ishant to Michael Hussey, out Lbw!! Finally a wicket for Ishant! Dharmasena took a long time to give it out, marginal decision that. Pitches on good length and straightens a touch, Hussey was pressing forward to defend but it hit the pad before the bat, did it come in enough? Need a replay to confirm. Ishant will be a relieved man. Michael Hussey lbw b Ishant 15(40) [4s-1]
Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, poor delivery. Just can't bowl short to Ponting. Rocks back and slaps this one to deep square leg, no chance for Ishant Sharma in the deep, brings up Australia's 150
Ashwin to Haddin, FOUR, poor start from Ashwin, short and wide outside off, Haddin gets back and cuts it late to get it to the left of point, was a boundary all the way
Ashwin to Haddin, FOUR, slightly overpitched and Haddin is quick to come on the frontfoot to drive it neatly through cover, timed it superbly too, another boundary
Ishant to Ponting, 2 runs, catch dropped by Saha, very good effort though, nicely pitched up and nipping away just a bit, Ponting goes for an expansive drive but only manages a thick edge, it flies high and to the right of Saha, would have gone straight to first slip if there was one, Saha dives full length and got a hand to it but it does not stick on
Highlights
Ryan Harris to Gambhir, FOUR, positive start. Harris starts with a loosener - a full toss outside off, Gambhir leans and square drives it wide of point to the fence
Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, FOUR, this time he connects. Once again full and on the legs, Sehwag flicks it off the pads to the deep square leg fence
Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, 1 run, catch dropped by Ed Cowan. Hilfenhaus continues to spray it full on the pads, Sehwag flicks it firmly in the air, Cowan at mid wicket goes to his left but can't hold on. Easy catch, can Sehwag make use of the life?
Ryan Harris to Sehwag, FOUR, four more to Sehwag, good length but a bit of width, Sehwag drives it on the up through extra cover for a boundary
Ryan Harris to Sehwag, FOUR, and another one. Holds back the length slightly, Sehwag stays back and punches it firmly, collects four more through the same area. Positive stuff this
Siddle to Sehwag, out Caught&Bowled!! What a catch by Siddle! That is terrific reflex action. Siddle starts with a straight low full toss, Sehwag tries to play across the line but doesn't bend enough, the ball lobs back off the bottom part of the bat, it seemed like going away from Siddle but he jumped to his right and plucked it with one hand. What a bowling change, what a start. Sehwag's poor series continues. Sehwag c and b Siddle 18(18) [4s-3]
Siddle to Gambhir, FOUR, full again but some width this time, Gambhir comes on the frontfoot and drives it sweetly through the covers, ends the over with a boundary
Hilfenhaus to Dravid, out Bowled!! Ok this is unbelievable. Dravid is bowled again. 9th time in the last 11 innings he has been out this way, and the 6th time in this series alone. He is shell shocked, and so are India's fans. Anyways this is what happened: Hilfenhaus lands it on length around off, Dravid defends away from the body, it sneaks through the gate, hits his back elbow and hits the off stump. Clarke brought Hilfenhaus back just to dismiss Dravid, and he succeeds again. Dravid b Hilfenhaus 1(9)
Siddle to Gambhir, FOUR, cracking shot. He looks in fine touch. Overpitched outside off, Gambhir leans and drives it hard onto the ground, it bounces over the extra cover fielder and goes all the way
Hilfenhaus to Tendulkar, FOUR, shot! Superb placement as well. Full ball on middle, there is a square leg and a mid wicket but he flicks right between them, no need to run for those.
Lyon to Gambhir, FOUR, superb cover drive. Looks very good when a left hander plays. Nice flight outside off, Gambhir comes on the frontfoot and drives between extra cover and cover, Hilfenhaus chases but in vain
Ryan Harris to Gambhir, FOUR, positive start. Harris starts with a loosener - a full toss outside off, Gambhir leans and square drives it wide of point to the fence
Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, FOUR, this time he connects. Once again full and on the legs, Sehwag flicks it off the pads to the deep square leg fence
Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, 1 run, catch dropped by Ed Cowan. Hilfenhaus continues to spray it full on the pads, Sehwag flicks it firmly in the air, Cowan at mid wicket goes to his left but can't hold on. Easy catch, can Sehwag make use of the life?
Ryan Harris to Sehwag, FOUR, four more to Sehwag, good length but a bit of width, Sehwag drives it on the up through extra cover for a boundary
Ryan Harris to Sehwag, FOUR, and another one. Holds back the length slightly, Sehwag stays back and punches it firmly, collects four more through the same area. Positive stuff this
Siddle to Sehwag, out Caught&Bowled!! What a catch by Siddle! That is terrific reflex action. Siddle starts with a straight low full toss, Sehwag tries to play across the line but doesn't bend enough, the ball lobs back off the bottom part of the bat, it seemed like going away from Siddle but he jumped to his right and plucked it with one hand. What a bowling change, what a start. Sehwag's poor series continues. Sehwag c and b Siddle 18(18) [4s-3]
Siddle to Gambhir, FOUR, full again but some width this time, Gambhir comes on the frontfoot and drives it sweetly through the covers, ends the over with a boundary
Hilfenhaus to Dravid, out Bowled!! Ok this is unbelievable. Dravid is bowled again. 9th time in the last 11 innings he has been out this way, and the 6th time in this series alone. He is shell shocked, and so are India's fans. Anyways this is what happened: Hilfenhaus lands it on length around off, Dravid defends away from the body, it sneaks through the gate, hits his back elbow and hits the off stump. Clarke brought Hilfenhaus back just to dismiss Dravid, and he succeeds again. Dravid b Hilfenhaus 1(9)
Siddle to Gambhir, FOUR, cracking shot. He looks in fine touch. Overpitched outside off, Gambhir leans and drives it hard onto the ground, it bounces over the extra cover fielder and goes all the way
Hilfenhaus to Tendulkar, FOUR, shot! Superb placement as well. Full ball on middle, there is a square leg and a mid wicket but he flicks right between them, no need to run for those.
Lyon to Gambhir, FOUR, superb cover drive. Looks very good when a left hander plays. Nice flight outside off, Gambhir comes on the frontfoot and drives between extra cover and cover, Hilfenhaus chases but in vain
Hilfenhaus to Tendulkar, FOUR, great start by Tendulkar. Overpitched on the pads, Tendulkar flicked it away through mid wicket without any fuss. The ball speeds away to the fence. Didn't hit it in the air as well, that's a trademark Tendulkar shot.
Siddle to Tendulkar, FOUR, beautiful shot. Full on off, Tendulkar wrists it away wide of mid on. Lyon gave a spirited chase, dived forward and tried to pull it back, but couldn't. A super shot as Tendulkar made Siddle pay for that little bit of width he gave
Siddle to Tendulkar, out Caught by Ponting!! Is Tendulkar out? They are checking for the no-ball and the catch. Both are clean. Tendulkar has to go. Loud cheers from the crowd after it is confirmed that Sachin is out. Good ball from Siddle, drew Tendulkar into the forward defence, Tendulkar made the mistake of playing with an open face and the low edge was scooped up at 2nd slip. No doubts about the catch - straight in and well held by Ponting. Reward for persistent bowling from Sid. Tendulkar c Ponting b Siddle 25(69) [4s-3]
Siddle to Laxman, FOUR, top shot. Fab. Laxman at his best. Shades of Sydney 1999 in that checked drive on the up. Nothing but a forward push from VVS and the ball has raced away to the cover fence in a flash.
Siddle to Gambhir, out Caught by Michael Hussey at gully!! Brute! Fab catch from Hussey diving forward as well. Where did that come from? On such a flat wicket to produce a snorter like that tells volumes about Siddle's character. Short one into the chest area of Gambhir, who didn't expect it at all. He was in no position to play that, offered his bat as a shield and it went off the handle. It seemed to be falling short, but Hussey ran in and then dived forward to cup it just as the ball was about to kiss the turf. Gambhir c Michael Hussey b Siddle 34(94) [4s-4]
Ryan Harris to Gambhir, FOUR, positive start. Harris starts with a loosener - a full toss outside off, Gambhir leans and square drives it wide of point to the fence
Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, FOUR, this time he connects. Once again full and on the legs, Sehwag flicks it off the pads to the deep square leg fence
Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, 1 run, catch dropped by Ed Cowan. Hilfenhaus continues to spray it full on the pads, Sehwag flicks it firmly in the air, Cowan at mid wicket goes to his left but can't hold on. Easy catch, can Sehwag make use of the life?
Ryan Harris to Sehwag, FOUR, four more to Sehwag, good length but a bit of width, Sehwag drives it on the up through extra cover for a boundary
Ryan Harris to Sehwag, FOUR, and another one. Holds back the length slightly, Sehwag stays back and punches it firmly, collects four more through the same area. Positive stuff this
Siddle to Sehwag, out Caught&Bowled!! What a catch by Siddle! That is terrific reflex action. Siddle starts with a straight low full toss, Sehwag tries to play across the line but doesn't bend enough, the ball lobs back off the bottom part of the bat, it seemed like going away from Siddle but he jumped to his right and plucked it with one hand. What a bowling change, what a start. Sehwag's poor series continues. Sehwag c and b Siddle 18(18) [4s-3]
Siddle to Gambhir, FOUR, full again but some width this time, Gambhir comes on the frontfoot and drives it sweetly through the covers, ends the over with a boundary
Hilfenhaus to Dravid, out Bowled!! Ok this is unbelievable. Dravid is bowled again. 9th time in the last 11 innings he has been out this way, and the 6th time in this series alone. He is shell shocked, and so are India's fans. Anyways this is what happened: Hilfenhaus lands it on length around off, Dravid defends away from the body, it sneaks through the gate, hits his back elbow and hits the off stump. Clarke brought Hilfenhaus back just to dismiss Dravid, and he succeeds again. Dravid b Hilfenhaus 1(9)
Siddle to Gambhir, FOUR, cracking shot. He looks in fine touch. Overpitched outside off, Gambhir leans and drives it hard onto the ground, it bounces over the extra cover fielder and goes all the way
Hilfenhaus to Tendulkar, FOUR, shot! Superb placement as well. Full ball on middle, there is a square leg and a mid wicket but he flicks right between them, no need to run for those.
Lyon to Gambhir, FOUR, superb cover drive. Looks very good when a left hander plays. Nice flight outside off, Gambhir comes on the frontfoot and drives between extra cover and cover, Hilfenhaus chases but in vain
Hilfenhaus to Tendulkar, FOUR, great start by Tendulkar. Overpitched on the pads, Tendulkar flicked it away through mid wicket without any fuss. The ball speeds away to the fence. Didn't hit it in the air as well, that's a trademark Tendulkar shot.
Siddle to Tendulkar, FOUR, beautiful shot. Full on off, Tendulkar wrists it away wide of mid on. Lyon gave a spirited chase, dived forward and tried to pull it back, but couldn't. A super shot as Tendulkar made Siddle pay for that little bit of width he gave
Siddle to Tendulkar, out Caught by Ponting!! Is Tendulkar out? They are checking for the no-ball and the catch. Both are clean. Tendulkar has to go. Loud cheers from the crowd after it is confirmed that Sachin is out. Good ball from Siddle, drew Tendulkar into the forward defence, Tendulkar made the mistake of playing with an open face and the low edge was scooped up at 2nd slip. No doubts about the catch - straight in and well held by Ponting. Reward for persistent bowling from Sid. Tendulkar c Ponting b Siddle 25(69) [4s-3]
Siddle to Laxman, FOUR, top shot. Fab. Laxman at his best. Shades of Sydney 1999 in that checked drive on the up. Nothing but a forward push from VVS and the ball has raced away to the cover fence in a flash.
Siddle to Gambhir, out Caught by Michael Hussey at gully!! Brute! Fab catch from Hussey diving forward as well. Where did that come from? On such a flat wicket to produce a snorter like that tells volumes about Siddle's character. Short one into the chest area of Gambhir, who didn't expect it at all. He was in no position to play that, offered his bat as a shield and it went off the handle. It seemed to be falling short, but Hussey ran in and then dived forward to cup it just as the ball was about to kiss the turf. Gambhir c Michael Hussey b Siddle 34(94) [4s-4]
Ryan Harris to Virat Kohli, FOUR, wristy stuff from Virat Kohli. Angling into off and middle, Virat Kohli clips it through mid wicket. The ball raced away. That should give him lot of confidence
Lyon to Laxman, out Caught by Haddin!! End of Laxman. Well deserved wicket for Lyon. Ordinary shot from VVS. Extra bounce for Lyon, ripped this off break, it pitched and bounced outside off, Laxman tried to run it down and the faint edge was well taken by the keeper. Lyon has bowled really well till now and certainly deserves the wicket. Laxman c Haddin b Lyon 18(43) [4s-1]
Siddle to Virat Kohli, FOUR, shot! Kohli looks the best Indian batsman and by a mile! Full and swinging in, Kohli stays in the crease and works it off the pads to the deep square leg fence, superb use of the wrists!
Ryan Harris to Saha, FOUR, four to start the spell, full and outside off, Saha stays in the crease and square drives it wide of point, not too well timed but had enough to reach the fence
Siddle to Virat Kohli, FOUR, no stopping it this time! Banged in short by Siddle, Kohli rocks back quickly and swivels on his toe before pulling it between mid wicket and mid on, is he not looking good?
Hilfenhaus to Virat Kohli, FOUR, wrong line, strays on the pads and allows Kohli to glance it down to fine leg, 4 bonus runs which Kohli won't mind
Hilfenhaus to Virat Kohli, FOUR, what a shot to bring up his FIFTY! Second consecutive half century for this wonderful talent. Full and straight ball, he gets half forward and flicks it right between mid wicket and mid on, the fielder near the ropes gives chase but he had no chance. Superb shot, one of the very few positives of this disaster of a tour for India
Lyon to Saha, SIX, shot! The small man shows good intent. Goes on his knees and slog-sweeps this over deep mid wicket, times it extremely well and hits it into the crowd. Very well played
Michael Clarke to Virat Kohli, FOUR, poor delivery and Kohli punishes it. Long hop from Pup, Kohli rocks back and pulls it hard to deep mid wicket, hit it with utter disdain
Michael Clarke to Virat Kohli, SIX, more runs. Superb, positive stuff this from Kohli. Another short ball from Clarke, Kohli goes back in a flash and smashes it over deep mid wicket, it wasn't a flat-batted swing, more of a straight-batted loft which sailed way over deep mid. Terrific timing
Lyon to Virat Kohli, FOUR, more positive batting. This pair continues to take on the spinners. Given air and width outside off, Kohli stretches and leans into the cover drive and plays it wide of the fielder there, was a bit uppish but in the gap
Michael Clarke to Virat Kohli, 1 run, 100 partnership up with a square cut to deep point. A much needed show of resillience by India's batsmen, finally!
Ryan Harris to Saha, out Bowled!! Oh dear. Complete misjudgment from Saha. Hold on. Is it a no ball? Not at all. Full delivery pitches just outside off, Saha shoulders arms but the ball nips in a touch to hit off stump. That was surely not pitching too wide to be left alone. Harris strikes just before Tea, and India's search for a wicketless session continues. Saha b Ryan Harris 35(94) [4s-1 6s-1]
Siddle to Ashwin, out Lbw!! The umpire and the bowler change, this time the batsman is given out LBW. Looks to be going down the leg stump. Fuller and angled on the pads, Ashwin looks to flick it, is struck on the pads. Loud appeal from the Aussies and Aleem Dar's finger went up in a jiffy. India lose two quick wickets, Ashwin was looking composed at the crease. Ashwin lbw b Siddle 5(9)
Siddle to Zaheer, out Caught by Haddin!! Five wicket haul for Siddle. Dreadful shot from Zak. Brain-explosion. Length delivery outside off, Zaheer clears his front leg and went for a swing. He gets an outside edge which is lapped up by Haddin. Siddle is on a hat-trick. Zaheer c Haddin b Siddle 0(1)
Ryan Harris to Virat Kohli, FOUR, back of a length delivery outside off, Virat Kohli drives it through the cover region for a boundary. He thumped the ball, Kohli seems to have switched gears
Siddle to Virat Kohli, 2 runs, drives a good length delivery outside off to the cover region and gets to his hundred. Punches the air, lets out a flurry of expletives. He is the first batsman from this India squad to get to the three figure mark on this tour. Lets out a cry and runs away past the umpire. The fielder was playing with the ball and that gave him time to go back for the second. Looks up to the air and kisses his helmet. Siddle was unhappy with the umpire for letting Kohli take the second run.
Ryan Harris to Ishant, FOUR, good length delivery on the off stump, Ishant drives it uppishly through the point region for a boundary. Super shot, now that Kohli has got to his hundred, Ishant has the license to play freely
Ryan Harris to Ishant, FOUR, this shot is even better. Angled in on the middle stump, Ishant makes a bit of room and plays with an open face through the backward point region for another boundary
Hilfenhaus to Virat Kohli, FOUR, this is a shot that will make Ponting proud. Short on the off stump, Virat Kohli pulls it off the front foot to the deep midwicket boundary.
Hilfenhaus to Ishant, FOUR, this shot would have made Ganguly proud!! Short and wide outside off, Ishant makes room and cuts it over the point region for a boundary. Lets out a wry, toothy smile.
Hilfenhaus to Ishant, out Bowled!! It is Hilfy's turn to smile, but he isn't smiling. Fuller length delivery on the off stump, Ishant looks to defend, plays inside the line and misses. The ball crashes into the off stump. Ishant must have been expecting another short ball, but got a fuller one instead. He has played a sweet little cameo. Aus set to take a huge lead. Ishant b Hilfenhaus 16(23) [4s-3]
Ryan Harris to Virat Kohli, FOUR, vintage T20 stuff! Full and on the off stump, Virat Kohli stays in the crease and swings it over the midwicket region for a boundary.
Ryan Harris to Virat Kohli, FOUR, this is an amazing shot. The field was called in and Virat Kohli comes down the track and smacks this back of a length delivery over the cover region for a boundary.
Hilfenhaus to Virat Kohli, out Lbw!! That's the end of the Indian innings. But a bad shot from Kohli. Low full toss on the leg stump, Virat Kohli looks to slog across the line and misses it. He is hit right in front of the stumps, Aleem Dar's finger went up in a jiffy. But what a knock from Kohli. Hilfenhaus, Hussey and Warner congratulate him as he makes his way back. Virat Kohli lbw b Hilfenhaus 116(213) [4s-11 6s-1]
Ryan Harris to Gambhir, FOUR, positive start. Harris starts with a loosener - a full toss outside off, Gambhir leans and square drives it wide of point to the fence
Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, FOUR, this time he connects. Once again full and on the legs, Sehwag flicks it off the pads to the deep square leg fence
Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, 1 run, catch dropped by Ed Cowan. Hilfenhaus continues to spray it full on the pads, Sehwag flicks it firmly in the air, Cowan at mid wicket goes to his left but can't hold on. Easy catch, can Sehwag make use of the life?
Ryan Harris to Sehwag, FOUR, four more to Sehwag, good length but a bit of width, Sehwag drives it on the up through extra cover for a boundary
Ryan Harris to Sehwag, FOUR, and another one. Holds back the length slightly, Sehwag stays back and punches it firmly, collects four more through the same area. Positive stuff this
Siddle to Sehwag, out Caught&Bowled!! What a catch by Siddle! That is terrific reflex action. Siddle starts with a straight low full toss, Sehwag tries to play across the line but doesn't bend enough, the ball lobs back off the bottom part of the bat, it seemed like going away from Siddle but he jumped to his right and plucked it with one hand. What a bowling change, what a start. Sehwag's poor series continues. Sehwag c and b Siddle 18(18) [4s-3]
Siddle to Gambhir, FOUR, full again but some width this time, Gambhir comes on the frontfoot and drives it sweetly through the covers, ends the over with a boundary
Hilfenhaus to Dravid, out Bowled!! Ok this is unbelievable. Dravid is bowled again. 9th time in the last 11 innings he has been out this way, and the 6th time in this series alone. He is shell shocked, and so are India's fans. Anyways this is what happened: Hilfenhaus lands it on length around off, Dravid defends away from the body, it sneaks through the gate, hits his back elbow and hits the off stump. Clarke brought Hilfenhaus back just to dismiss Dravid, and he succeeds again. Dravid b Hilfenhaus 1(9)
Siddle to Gambhir, FOUR, cracking shot. He looks in fine touch. Overpitched outside off, Gambhir leans and drives it hard onto the ground, it bounces over the extra cover fielder and goes all the way
Hilfenhaus to Tendulkar, FOUR, shot! Superb placement as well. Full ball on middle, there is a square leg and a mid wicket but he flicks right between them, no need to run for those.
Lyon to Gambhir, FOUR, superb cover drive. Looks very good when a left hander plays. Nice flight outside off, Gambhir comes on the frontfoot and drives between extra cover and cover, Hilfenhaus chases but in vain
Hilfenhaus to Tendulkar, FOUR, great start by Tendulkar. Overpitched on the pads, Tendulkar flicked it away through mid wicket without any fuss. The ball speeds away to the fence. Didn't hit it in the air as well, that's a trademark Tendulkar shot.
Siddle to Tendulkar, FOUR, beautiful shot. Full on off, Tendulkar wrists it away wide of mid on. Lyon gave a spirited chase, dived forward and tried to pull it back, but couldn't. A super shot as Tendulkar made Siddle pay for that little bit of width he gave
Siddle to Tendulkar, out Caught by Ponting!! Is Tendulkar out? They are checking for the no-ball and the catch. Both are clean. Tendulkar has to go. Loud cheers from the crowd after it is confirmed that Sachin is out. Good ball from Siddle, drew Tendulkar into the forward defence, Tendulkar made the mistake of playing with an open face and the low edge was scooped up at 2nd slip. No doubts about the catch - straight in and well held by Ponting. Reward for persistent bowling from Sid. Tendulkar c Ponting b Siddle 25(69) [4s-3]
Siddle to Laxman, FOUR, top shot. Fab. Laxman at his best. Shades of Sydney 1999 in that checked drive on the up. Nothing but a forward push from VVS and the ball has raced away to the cover fence in a flash.
Siddle to Gambhir, out Caught by Michael Hussey at gully!! Brute! Fab catch from Hussey diving forward as well. Where did that come from? On such a flat wicket to produce a snorter like that tells volumes about Siddle's character. Short one into the chest area of Gambhir, who didn't expect it at all. He was in no position to play that, offered his bat as a shield and it went off the handle. It seemed to be falling short, but Hussey ran in and then dived forward to cup it just as the ball was about to kiss the turf. Gambhir c Michael Hussey b Siddle 34(94) [4s-4]
Ryan Harris to Virat Kohli, FOUR, wristy stuff from Virat Kohli. Angling into off and middle, Virat Kohli clips it through mid wicket. The ball raced away. That should give him lot of confidence
Lyon to Laxman, out Caught by Haddin!! End of Laxman. Well deserved wicket for Lyon. Ordinary shot from VVS. Extra bounce for Lyon, ripped this off break, it pitched and bounced outside off, Laxman tried to run it down and the faint edge was well taken by the keeper. Lyon has bowled really well till now and certainly deserves the wicket. Laxman c Haddin b Lyon 18(43) [4s-1]
Siddle to Virat Kohli, FOUR, shot! Kohli looks the best Indian batsman and by a mile! Full and swinging in, Kohli stays in the crease and works it off the pads to the deep square leg fence, superb use of the wrists!
Ryan Harris to Saha, FOUR, four to start the spell, full and outside off, Saha stays in the crease and square drives it wide of point, not too well timed but had enough to reach the fence
Siddle to Virat Kohli, FOUR, no stopping it this time! Banged in short by Siddle, Kohli rocks back quickly and swivels on his toe before pulling it between mid wicket and mid on, is he not looking good?
Hilfenhaus to Virat Kohli, FOUR, wrong line, strays on the pads and allows Kohli to glance it down to fine leg, 4 bonus runs which Kohli won't mind
Hilfenhaus to Virat Kohli, FOUR, what a shot to bring up his FIFTY! Second consecutive half century for this wonderful talent. Full and straight ball, he gets half forward and flicks it right between mid wicket and mid on, the fielder near the ropes gives chase but he had no chance. Superb shot, one of the very few positives of this disaster of a tour for India
Lyon to Saha, SIX, shot! The small man shows good intent. Goes on his knees and slog-sweeps this over deep mid wicket, times it extremely well and hits it into the crowd. Very well played
Michael Clarke to Virat Kohli, FOUR, poor delivery and Kohli punishes it. Long hop from Pup, Kohli rocks back and pulls it hard to deep mid wicket, hit it with utter disdain
Michael Clarke to Virat Kohli, SIX, more runs. Superb, positive stuff this from Kohli. Another short ball from Clarke, Kohli goes back in a flash and smashes it over deep mid wicket, it wasn't a flat-batted swing, more of a straight-batted loft which sailed way over deep mid. Terrific timing
Lyon to Virat Kohli, FOUR, more positive batting. This pair continues to take on the spinners. Given air and width outside off, Kohli stretches and leans into the cover drive and plays it wide of the fielder there, was a bit uppish but in the gap
Michael Clarke to Virat Kohli, 1 run, 100 partnership up with a square cut to deep point. A much needed show of resillience by India's batsmen, finally!
Ryan Harris to Saha, out Bowled!! Oh dear. Complete misjudgment from Saha. Hold on. Is it a no ball? Not at all. Full delivery pitches just outside off, Saha shoulders arms but the ball nips in a touch to hit off stump. That was surely not pitching too wide to be left alone. Harris strikes just before Tea, and India's search for a wicketless session continues. Saha b Ryan Harris 35(94) [4s-1 6s-1]
Siddle to Ashwin, out Lbw!! The umpire and the bowler change, this time the batsman is given out LBW. Looks to be going down the leg stump. Fuller and angled on the pads, Ashwin looks to flick it, is struck on the pads. Loud appeal from the Aussies and Aleem Dar's finger went up in a jiffy. India lose two quick wickets, Ashwin was looking composed at the crease. Ashwin lbw b Siddle 5(9)
Siddle to Zaheer, out Caught by Haddin!! Five wicket haul for Siddle. Dreadful shot from Zak. Brain-explosion. Length delivery outside off, Zaheer clears his front leg and went for a swing. He gets an outside edge which is lapped up by Haddin. Siddle is on a hat-trick. Zaheer c Haddin b Siddle 0(1)
Ryan Harris to Virat Kohli, FOUR, back of a length delivery outside off, Virat Kohli drives it through the cover region for a boundary. He thumped the ball, Kohli seems to have switched gears
Siddle to Virat Kohli, 2 runs, drives a good length delivery outside off to the cover region and gets to his hundred. Punches the air, lets out a flurry of expletives. He is the first batsman from this India squad to get to the three figure mark on this tour. Lets out a cry and runs away past the umpire. The fielder was playing with the ball and that gave him time to go back for the second. Looks up to the air and kisses his helmet. Siddle was unhappy with the umpire for letting Kohli take the second run.
Ryan Harris to Ishant, FOUR, good length delivery on the off stump, Ishant drives it uppishly through the point region for a boundary. Super shot, now that Kohli has got to his hundred, Ishant has the license to play freely
Ryan Harris to Ishant, FOUR, this shot is even better. Angled in on the middle stump, Ishant makes a bit of room and plays with an open face through the backward point region for another boundary
Hilfenhaus to Virat Kohli, FOUR, this is a shot that will make Ponting proud. Short on the off stump, Virat Kohli pulls it off the front foot to the deep midwicket boundary.
Hilfenhaus to Ishant, FOUR, this shot would have made Ganguly proud!! Short and wide outside off, Ishant makes room and cuts it over the point region for a boundary. Lets out a wry, toothy smile.
Hilfenhaus to Ishant, out Bowled!! It is Hilfy's turn to smile, but he isn't smiling. Fuller length delivery on the off stump, Ishant looks to defend, plays inside the line and misses. The ball crashes into the off stump. Ishant must have been expecting another short ball, but got a fuller one instead. He has played a sweet little cameo. Aus set to take a huge lead. Ishant b Hilfenhaus 16(23) [4s-3]
Ryan Harris to Virat Kohli, FOUR, vintage T20 stuff! Full and on the off stump, Virat Kohli stays in the crease and swings it over the midwicket region for a boundary.
Ryan Harris to Virat Kohli, FOUR, this is an amazing shot. The field was called in and Virat Kohli comes down the track and smacks this back of a length delivery over the cover region for a boundary.
Hilfenhaus to Virat Kohli, out Lbw!! That's the end of the Indian innings. But a bad shot from Kohli. Low full toss on the leg stump, Virat Kohli looks to slog across the line and misses it. He is hit right in front of the stumps, Aleem Dar's finger went up in a jiffy. But what a knock from Kohli. Hilfenhaus, Hussey and Warner congratulate him as he makes his way back. Virat Kohli lbw b Hilfenhaus 116(213) [4s-11 6s-1]
Ryan Harris to Gambhir, FOUR, positive start. Harris starts with a loosener - a full toss outside off, Gambhir leans and square drives it wide of point to the fence
Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, FOUR, this time he connects. Once again full and on the legs, Sehwag flicks it off the pads to the deep square leg fence
Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, 1 run, catch dropped by Ed Cowan. Hilfenhaus continues to spray it full on the pads, Sehwag flicks it firmly in the air, Cowan at mid wicket goes to his left but can't hold on. Easy catch, can Sehwag make use of the life?
Ryan Harris to Sehwag, FOUR, four more to Sehwag, good length but a bit of width, Sehwag drives it on the up through extra cover for a boundary
Ryan Harris to Sehwag, FOUR, and another one. Holds back the length slightly, Sehwag stays back and punches it firmly, collects four more through the same area. Positive stuff this
Siddle to Sehwag, out Caught&Bowled!! What a catch by Siddle! That is terrific reflex action. Siddle starts with a straight low full toss, Sehwag tries to play across the line but doesn't bend enough, the ball lobs back off the bottom part of the bat, it seemed like going away from Siddle but he jumped to his right and plucked it with one hand. What a bowling change, what a start. Sehwag's poor series continues. Sehwag c and b Siddle 18(18) [4s-3]
Siddle to Gambhir, FOUR, full again but some width this time, Gambhir comes on the frontfoot and drives it sweetly through the covers, ends the over with a boundary
Hilfenhaus to Dravid, out Bowled!! Ok this is unbelievable. Dravid is bowled again. 9th time in the last 11 innings he has been out this way, and the 6th time in this series alone. He is shell shocked, and so are India's fans. Anyways this is what happened: Hilfenhaus lands it on length around off, Dravid defends away from the body, it sneaks through the gate, hits his back elbow and hits the off stump. Clarke brought Hilfenhaus back just to dismiss Dravid, and he succeeds again. Dravid b Hilfenhaus 1(9)
Siddle to Gambhir, FOUR, cracking shot. He looks in fine touch. Overpitched outside off, Gambhir leans and drives it hard onto the ground, it bounces over the extra cover fielder and goes all the way
Hilfenhaus to Tendulkar, FOUR, shot! Superb placement as well. Full ball on middle, there is a square leg and a mid wicket but he flicks right between them, no need to run for those.
Lyon to Gambhir, FOUR, superb cover drive. Looks very good when a left hander plays. Nice flight outside off, Gambhir comes on the frontfoot and drives between extra cover and cover, Hilfenhaus chases but in vain
Hilfenhaus to Tendulkar, FOUR, great start by Tendulkar. Overpitched on the pads, Tendulkar flicked it away through mid wicket without any fuss. The ball speeds away to the fence. Didn't hit it in the air as well, that's a trademark Tendulkar shot.
Siddle to Tendulkar, FOUR, beautiful shot. Full on off, Tendulkar wrists it away wide of mid on. Lyon gave a spirited chase, dived forward and tried to pull it back, but couldn't. A super shot as Tendulkar made Siddle pay for that little bit of width he gave
Siddle to Tendulkar, out Caught by Ponting!! Is Tendulkar out? They are checking for the no-ball and the catch. Both are clean. Tendulkar has to go. Loud cheers from the crowd after it is confirmed that Sachin is out. Good ball from Siddle, drew Tendulkar into the forward defence, Tendulkar made the mistake of playing with an open face and the low edge was scooped up at 2nd slip. No doubts about the catch - straight in and well held by Ponting. Reward for persistent bowling from Sid. Tendulkar c Ponting b Siddle 25(69) [4s-3]
Siddle to Laxman, FOUR, top shot. Fab. Laxman at his best. Shades of Sydney 1999 in that checked drive on the up. Nothing but a forward push from VVS and the ball has raced away to the cover fence in a flash.
Siddle to Gambhir, out Caught by Michael Hussey at gully!! Brute! Fab catch from Hussey diving forward as well. Where did that come from? On such a flat wicket to produce a snorter like that tells volumes about Siddle's character. Short one into the chest area of Gambhir, who didn't expect it at all. He was in no position to play that, offered his bat as a shield and it went off the handle. It seemed to be falling short, but Hussey ran in and then dived forward to cup it just as the ball was about to kiss the turf. Gambhir c Michael Hussey b Siddle 34(94) [4s-4]
Ryan Harris to Virat Kohli, FOUR, wristy stuff from Virat Kohli. Angling into off and middle, Virat Kohli clips it through mid wicket. The ball raced away. That should give him lot of confidence
Lyon to Laxman, out Caught by Haddin!! End of Laxman. Well deserved wicket for Lyon. Ordinary shot from VVS. Extra bounce for Lyon, ripped this off break, it pitched and bounced outside off, Laxman tried to run it down and the faint edge was well taken by the keeper. Lyon has bowled really well till now and certainly deserves the wicket. Laxman c Haddin b Lyon 18(43) [4s-1]
Siddle to Virat Kohli, FOUR, shot! Kohli looks the best Indian batsman and by a mile! Full and swinging in, Kohli stays in the crease and works it off the pads to the deep square leg fence, superb use of the wrists!
Ryan Harris to Saha, FOUR, four to start the spell, full and outside off, Saha stays in the crease and square drives it wide of point, not too well timed but had enough to reach the fence
Siddle to Virat Kohli, FOUR, no stopping it this time! Banged in short by Siddle, Kohli rocks back quickly and swivels on his toe before pulling it between mid wicket and mid on, is he not looking good?
Hilfenhaus to Virat Kohli, FOUR, wrong line, strays on the pads and allows Kohli to glance it down to fine leg, 4 bonus runs which Kohli won't mind
Hilfenhaus to Virat Kohli, FOUR, what a shot to bring up his FIFTY! Second consecutive half century for this wonderful talent. Full and straight ball, he gets half forward and flicks it right between mid wicket and mid on, the fielder near the ropes gives chase but he had no chance. Superb shot, one of the very few positives of this disaster of a tour for India
Lyon to Saha, SIX, shot! The small man shows good intent. Goes on his knees and slog-sweeps this over deep mid wicket, times it extremely well and hits it into the crowd. Very well played
Michael Clarke to Virat Kohli, FOUR, poor delivery and Kohli punishes it. Long hop from Pup, Kohli rocks back and pulls it hard to deep mid wicket, hit it with utter disdain
Michael Clarke to Virat Kohli, SIX, more runs. Superb, positive stuff this from Kohli. Another short ball from Clarke, Kohli goes back in a flash and smashes it over deep mid wicket, it wasn't a flat-batted swing, more of a straight-batted loft which sailed way over deep mid. Terrific timing
Lyon to Virat Kohli, FOUR, more positive batting. This pair continues to take on the spinners. Given air and width outside off, Kohli stretches and leans into the cover drive and plays it wide of the fielder there, was a bit uppish but in the gap
Michael Clarke to Virat Kohli, 1 run, 100 partnership up with a square cut to deep point. A much needed show of resillience by India's batsmen, finally!
Ryan Harris to Saha, out Bowled!! Oh dear. Complete misjudgment from Saha. Hold on. Is it a no ball? Not at all. Full delivery pitches just outside off, Saha shoulders arms but the ball nips in a touch to hit off stump. That was surely not pitching too wide to be left alone. Harris strikes just before Tea, and India's search for a wicketless session continues. Saha b Ryan Harris 35(94) [4s-1 6s-1]
Siddle to Ashwin, out Lbw!! The umpire and the bowler change, this time the batsman is given out LBW. Looks to be going down the leg stump. Fuller and angled on the pads, Ashwin looks to flick it, is struck on the pads. Loud appeal from the Aussies and Aleem Dar's finger went up in a jiffy. India lose two quick wickets, Ashwin was looking composed at the crease. Ashwin lbw b Siddle 5(9)
Siddle to Zaheer, out Caught by Haddin!! Five wicket haul for Siddle. Dreadful shot from Zak. Brain-explosion. Length delivery outside off, Zaheer clears his front leg and went for a swing. He gets an outside edge which is lapped up by Haddin. Siddle is on a hat-trick. Zaheer c Haddin b Siddle 0(1)
Ryan Harris to Virat Kohli, FOUR, back of a length delivery outside off, Virat Kohli drives it through the cover region for a boundary. He thumped the ball, Kohli seems to have switched gears
Siddle to Virat Kohli, 2 runs, drives a good length delivery outside off to the cover region and gets to his hundred. Punches the air, lets out a flurry of expletives. He is the first batsman from this India squad to get to the three figure mark on this tour. Lets out a cry and runs away past the umpire. The fielder was playing with the ball and that gave him time to go back for the second. Looks up to the air and kisses his helmet. Siddle was unhappy with the umpire for letting Kohli take the second run.
Ryan Harris to Ishant, FOUR, good length delivery on the off stump, Ishant drives it uppishly through the point region for a boundary. Super shot, now that Kohli has got to his hundred, Ishant has the license to play freely
Ryan Harris to Ishant, FOUR, this shot is even better. Angled in on the middle stump, Ishant makes a bit of room and plays with an open face through the backward point region for another boundary
Hilfenhaus to Virat Kohli, FOUR, this is a shot that will make Ponting proud. Short on the off stump, Virat Kohli pulls it off the front foot to the deep midwicket boundary.
Hilfenhaus to Ishant, FOUR, this shot would have made Ganguly proud!! Short and wide outside off, Ishant makes room and cuts it over the point region for a boundary. Lets out a wry, toothy smile.
Hilfenhaus to Ishant, out Bowled!! It is Hilfy's turn to smile, but he isn't smiling. Fuller length delivery on the off stump, Ishant looks to defend, plays inside the line and misses. The ball crashes into the off stump. Ishant must have been expecting another short ball, but got a fuller one instead. He has played a sweet little cameo. Aus set to take a huge lead. Ishant b Hilfenhaus 16(23) [4s-3]
Ryan Harris to Virat Kohli, FOUR, vintage T20 stuff! Full and on the off stump, Virat Kohli stays in the crease and swings it over the midwicket region for a boundary.
Ryan Harris to Virat Kohli, FOUR, this is an amazing shot. The field was called in and Virat Kohli comes down the track and smacks this back of a length delivery over the cover region for a boundary.
Hilfenhaus to Virat Kohli, out Lbw!! That's the end of the Indian innings. But a bad shot from Kohli. Low full toss on the leg stump, Virat Kohli looks to slog across the line and misses it. He is hit right in front of the stumps, Aleem Dar's finger went up in a jiffy. But what a knock from Kohli. Hilfenhaus, Hussey and Warner congratulate him as he makes his way back. Virat Kohli lbw b Hilfenhaus 116(213) [4s-11 6s-1]
Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, FOUR, Sehwag gets off the mark streakily, short and wide outside off, Sehwag reaches out and plays it uppishly in the gully area, goes just over the outstretched hands of Hussey who leaps up
Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, FOUR, more width outside off, Sehwag cuts hard once more, a much better shot this one, gets it well over the cordon square on the offside and picks up a boundary
Ryan Harris to Gambhir, out Caught by Haddin!! Ryan Harris gets the breakthrough, full and nipping away just a bit, Gambhir had to play it, only gets an edge and it flies to the left of Haddin, he stretches out and takes it neatly and tumbles over. Dharmasena made Gambhir wait as he checked for the no ball but Harris had his foot well behind the line. Clarke did not seem to be too happy with that. He has an animated discussion with the umpires. Gambhir c Haddin b Ryan Harris 3(18)
Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, FOUR, slashed hard and the edge gets him a boundary, wide outside off and he went hard at it in characteristic fashion, only two slips in place now and that probably saved Sehwag
Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, FOUR, another edge, this time it is the leading edge, on the leg, Sehwag was trying to turn it on the onside but it flies well over point, Hilfenhaus is a frustrated man
Siddle to Sehwag, FOUR, another boundary for Sehwag, this was played with total control, short of length and outside off, Sehwag hangs back and punches it sweetly through cover, top shot
Siddle to Sehwag, FOUR, Siddle pitches it up now and Sehwag does not hold back, drives but does not bother to keep it down, gets it well wide of the man at mid off and picks up his 6th boundary
Siddle to Sehwag, FOUR, Very good backfoot punch once more Sehwag, was airborne as he made contact but playes it superbly in the gap through cover, the third boundary of the over
Siddle to Sehwag, FOUR, Sehwag is finding his groove here, short and wide outside off once more but the plan is not working, Sehwag slaps it hard and gets it well over point too, races away with another boundary
Hilfenhaus to Dravid, FOUR, poor delivery from Hilfenhaus and Dravid puts it away, short and width on offer, Dravid stands tall and cuts it nicely in the gap between cover and point to get his first boundary
Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, FOUR, short and wide outside off again, Sehwag leans back and cuts it nicely in the gap between gully and point for yet another boundary
Lyon to Sehwag, FOUR, Lyon drags it short and Sehwag is very quick to move back and slap it nonchalantly through cover for one more boundary
Lyon to Sehwag, FOUR, tossed up now, Sehwag dances down the track and lofts it confidently over mid off for a boundary to bring up his 32nd Test FIFTY, this has been a top knock from the Indian skipper
Lyon to Dravid, FOUR, Dravid breaks the shackles with an uncharacteristic slog sweep, lot of intent being shown though, sees it being tossed up and plays it with the turn in the vacant mid wicket area for a boundary
Siddle to Sehwag, FOUR, not a bad delivery by any means but Sehwag picks a boundary off it, good length and just outside off, Sehwag gets inside the line to punch it hard through cover for a boundary
Lyon to Sehwag, out Caught by Ponting!! Lyon cannot believe his luck, Sehwag is dismissed off a full toss for the second time in the game, Sehwag danced down and was looking to smash it through mid wicket but only gets a top edge and it balloons to cover, Ponting watches it well and laps it up with fingers pointing up. Sehwag c Ponting b Lyon 62(53) [4s-12]
Lyon to Tendulkar, FOUR, Good, positive start from Tendulkar, sees an overpitched delivery and lofts it with elan to the mid wicket fence, off the mark in great style
Ryan Harris to Dravid, FOUR, full and tailing in, Dravid stands tall and was in perfect balance as he whipped it betweeen mid wicket and mid on, Hilfenhaus gives it a good chase but does not manage to prevent the boundary despite a slide
Ryan Harris to Dravid, out Caught by Michael Hussey!! Very poor shot from Dravid, full and wide outside off, Dravid goes for the drive but without much footwork, gets a thick outside edge and goes straight to gully where Hussey makes no mistake, ends a poor tour for Dravid in his last tour of Australia. Just reward for Ryan Harris too for some good persistent bowling. Dravid c Michael Hussey b Ryan Harris 25(71) [4s-3]
Siddle to Laxman, FOUR, Siddle finds the edge with a full, away going delivery but splits Haddin and Clarke, who is standing at second slip, Haddin makes a desperate dive to his right but does not get there, tenttative footwork from Laxman
Lyon to Tendulkar, FOUR, Lyon drags it too short and Tendulkar is quick to put it away, gets right back in the crease and pulls it hard to the square leg fence
Lyon to Tendulkar, out Caught by Ed Cowan!! Tendulkar gets an inside edge onto his pads after it kisses his glove and it lobs up to short leg, much joy for the Aussies but sheer disappointment for the master batsman, he has a long stare at the wicket before starting back, walks off for the last time probably in a Test in Australia and gets a standing ovation from the appreciative crowd. Tendulkar c Ed Cowan b Lyon 13(34) [4s-2]
Lyon to Virat Kohli, FOUR, dragged too short by Lyon and Virat Kohli is quick to rock back and pull it very hard through mid wicket for a boundary, fine way to get off the mark
Hilfenhaus to Virat Kohli, FOUR, streaky boundary. Short of length and outside off, Kohli reaches out and slashes at it, gets a thick edge that flies to third man
Lyon to Laxman, FOUR, poor ball, short and outside off, Laxman stays back and cuts it away through the vacant backward point region, 4 gifts for Laxman
Ryan Harris to Laxman, no run, catch dropped by Ricky Ponting. Loose shot from Laxman but he is lucky to get away. Goes after a very wide one and looks to drive, gets a thick edge to 2nd slip where Ponting drops a very simple chance. Rare sight that, he is such a safe fielder
Ryan Harris to Laxman, FOUR, too straight this time, full and on the leg stump channel which allows Laxman to glance it down to fine leg, nice use of the wrists as always from Laxman
Michael Clarke to Laxman, FOUR, fine shot. Good to see him bat like this, Clarke tosses it up and overpitches, Laxman clears his frontfoot and drives it along the ground through extra cover for a boundary
Lyon to Laxman, out Caught by Shaun Marsh!! The change of bowling has worked. The field placement has worked. Excellent captaincy. All credit to Clarke for this wicket. Not the best of balls - a bit short and turning in, Laxman goes on the backfoot and whips it, hits it well with all his wrists in action but doesn't keep it down, the man at short mid wicket takes a simple catch. Clarke had a man at that position specifically for that shot, and it worked. Laxman walks off for the last time in Australia. What a sad sight, to see him leave in this fashion after getting out to his favourite shot. Laxman c Shaun Marsh b Lyon 35(88) [4s-4]
Siddle to Virat Kohli, out Virat Kohli Run Out!! Unbelievable suicide by Virat Kohli. Stunning piece of fielding, but this is unbelievable really. There is just one over left in the day, there is a nightwatchman to protect him but what does he do? He pushes this to the on side and sets off for a quick single, Hilfy swoops in from mid on and hit direct at the bowler's end, Kohli couldn't get there despite the dive. Just sums up India's performance this tour.. absolutely unbelievable! Virat Kohli run out (Hilfenhaus) 22(62) [4s-2]
Ryan Harris to Gambhir, FOUR, positive start. Harris starts with a loosener - a full toss outside off, Gambhir leans and square drives it wide of point to the fence
Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, FOUR, this time he connects. Once again full and on the legs, Sehwag flicks it off the pads to the deep square leg fence
Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, 1 run, catch dropped by Ed Cowan. Hilfenhaus continues to spray it full on the pads, Sehwag flicks it firmly in the air, Cowan at mid wicket goes to his left but can't hold on. Easy catch, can Sehwag make use of the life?
Ryan Harris to Sehwag, FOUR, four more to Sehwag, good length but a bit of width, Sehwag drives it on the up through extra cover for a boundary
Ryan Harris to Sehwag, FOUR, and another one. Holds back the length slightly, Sehwag stays back and punches it firmly, collects four more through the same area. Positive stuff this
Siddle to Sehwag, out Caught&Bowled!! What a catch by Siddle! That is terrific reflex action. Siddle starts with a straight low full toss, Sehwag tries to play across the line but doesn't bend enough, the ball lobs back off the bottom part of the bat, it seemed like going away from Siddle but he jumped to his right and plucked it with one hand. What a bowling change, what a start. Sehwag's poor series continues. Sehwag c and b Siddle 18(18) [4s-3]
Siddle to Gambhir, FOUR, full again but some width this time, Gambhir comes on the frontfoot and drives it sweetly through the covers, ends the over with a boundary
Hilfenhaus to Dravid, out Bowled!! Ok this is unbelievable. Dravid is bowled again. 9th time in the last 11 innings he has been out this way, and the 6th time in this series alone. He is shell shocked, and so are India's fans. Anyways this is what happened: Hilfenhaus lands it on length around off, Dravid defends away from the body, it sneaks through the gate, hits his back elbow and hits the off stump. Clarke brought Hilfenhaus back just to dismiss Dravid, and he succeeds again. Dravid b Hilfenhaus 1(9)
Siddle to Gambhir, FOUR, cracking shot. He looks in fine touch. Overpitched outside off, Gambhir leans and drives it hard onto the ground, it bounces over the extra cover fielder and goes all the way
Hilfenhaus to Tendulkar, FOUR, shot! Superb placement as well. Full ball on middle, there is a square leg and a mid wicket but he flicks right between them, no need to run for those.
Lyon to Gambhir, FOUR, superb cover drive. Looks very good when a left hander plays. Nice flight outside off, Gambhir comes on the frontfoot and drives between extra cover and cover, Hilfenhaus chases but in vain
Hilfenhaus to Tendulkar, FOUR, great start by Tendulkar. Overpitched on the pads, Tendulkar flicked it away through mid wicket without any fuss. The ball speeds away to the fence. Didn't hit it in the air as well, that's a trademark Tendulkar shot.
Siddle to Tendulkar, FOUR, beautiful shot. Full on off, Tendulkar wrists it away wide of mid on. Lyon gave a spirited chase, dived forward and tried to pull it back, but couldn't. A super shot as Tendulkar made Siddle pay for that little bit of width he gave
Siddle to Tendulkar, out Caught by Ponting!! Is Tendulkar out? They are checking for the no-ball and the catch. Both are clean. Tendulkar has to go. Loud cheers from the crowd after it is confirmed that Sachin is out. Good ball from Siddle, drew Tendulkar into the forward defence, Tendulkar made the mistake of playing with an open face and the low edge was scooped up at 2nd slip. No doubts about the catch - straight in and well held by Ponting. Reward for persistent bowling from Sid. Tendulkar c Ponting b Siddle 25(69) [4s-3]
Siddle to Laxman, FOUR, top shot. Fab. Laxman at his best. Shades of Sydney 1999 in that checked drive on the up. Nothing but a forward push from VVS and the ball has raced away to the cover fence in a flash.
Siddle to Gambhir, out Caught by Michael Hussey at gully!! Brute! Fab catch from Hussey diving forward as well. Where did that come from? On such a flat wicket to produce a snorter like that tells volumes about Siddle's character. Short one into the chest area of Gambhir, who didn't expect it at all. He was in no position to play that, offered his bat as a shield and it went off the handle. It seemed to be falling short, but Hussey ran in and then dived forward to cup it just as the ball was about to kiss the turf. Gambhir c Michael Hussey b Siddle 34(94) [4s-4]
Ryan Harris to Virat Kohli, FOUR, wristy stuff from Virat Kohli. Angling into off and middle, Virat Kohli clips it through mid wicket. The ball raced away. That should give him lot of confidence
Lyon to Laxman, out Caught by Haddin!! End of Laxman. Well deserved wicket for Lyon. Ordinary shot from VVS. Extra bounce for Lyon, ripped this off break, it pitched and bounced outside off, Laxman tried to run it down and the faint edge was well taken by the keeper. Lyon has bowled really well till now and certainly deserves the wicket. Laxman c Haddin b Lyon 18(43) [4s-1]
Siddle to Virat Kohli, FOUR, shot! Kohli looks the best Indian batsman and by a mile! Full and swinging in, Kohli stays in the crease and works it off the pads to the deep square leg fence, superb use of the wrists!
Ryan Harris to Saha, FOUR, four to start the spell, full and outside off, Saha stays in the crease and square drives it wide of point, not too well timed but had enough to reach the fence
Siddle to Virat Kohli, FOUR, no stopping it this time! Banged in short by Siddle, Kohli rocks back quickly and swivels on his toe before pulling it between mid wicket and mid on, is he not looking good?
Hilfenhaus to Virat Kohli, FOUR, wrong line, strays on the pads and allows Kohli to glance it down to fine leg, 4 bonus runs which Kohli won't mind
Hilfenhaus to Virat Kohli, FOUR, what a shot to bring up his FIFTY! Second consecutive half century for this wonderful talent. Full and straight ball, he gets half forward and flicks it right between mid wicket and mid on, the fielder near the ropes gives chase but he had no chance. Superb shot, one of the very few positives of this disaster of a tour for India
Lyon to Saha, SIX, shot! The small man shows good intent. Goes on his knees and slog-sweeps this over deep mid wicket, times it extremely well and hits it into the crowd. Very well played
Michael Clarke to Virat Kohli, FOUR, poor delivery and Kohli punishes it. Long hop from Pup, Kohli rocks back and pulls it hard to deep mid wicket, hit it with utter disdain
Michael Clarke to Virat Kohli, SIX, more runs. Superb, positive stuff this from Kohli. Another short ball from Clarke, Kohli goes back in a flash and smashes it over deep mid wicket, it wasn't a flat-batted swing, more of a straight-batted loft which sailed way over deep mid. Terrific timing
Lyon to Virat Kohli, FOUR, more positive batting. This pair continues to take on the spinners. Given air and width outside off, Kohli stretches and leans into the cover drive and plays it wide of the fielder there, was a bit uppish but in the gap
Michael Clarke to Virat Kohli, 1 run, 100 partnership up with a square cut to deep point. A much needed show of resillience by India's batsmen, finally!
Ryan Harris to Saha, out Bowled!! Oh dear. Complete misjudgment from Saha. Hold on. Is it a no ball? Not at all. Full delivery pitches just outside off, Saha shoulders arms but the ball nips in a touch to hit off stump. That was surely not pitching too wide to be left alone. Harris strikes just before Tea, and India's search for a wicketless session continues. Saha b Ryan Harris 35(94) [4s-1 6s-1]
Siddle to Ashwin, out Lbw!! The umpire and the bowler change, this time the batsman is given out LBW. Looks to be going down the leg stump. Fuller and angled on the pads, Ashwin looks to flick it, is struck on the pads. Loud appeal from the Aussies and Aleem Dar's finger went up in a jiffy. India lose two quick wickets, Ashwin was looking composed at the crease. Ashwin lbw b Siddle 5(9)
Siddle to Zaheer, out Caught by Haddin!! Five wicket haul for Siddle. Dreadful shot from Zak. Brain-explosion. Length delivery outside off, Zaheer clears his front leg and went for a swing. He gets an outside edge which is lapped up by Haddin. Siddle is on a hat-trick. Zaheer c Haddin b Siddle 0(1)
Ryan Harris to Virat Kohli, FOUR, back of a length delivery outside off, Virat Kohli drives it through the cover region for a boundary. He thumped the ball, Kohli seems to have switched gears
Siddle to Virat Kohli, 2 runs, drives a good length delivery outside off to the cover region and gets to his hundred. Punches the air, lets out a flurry of expletives. He is the first batsman from this India squad to get to the three figure mark on this tour. Lets out a cry and runs away past the umpire. The fielder was playing with the ball and that gave him time to go back for the second. Looks up to the air and kisses his helmet. Siddle was unhappy with the umpire for letting Kohli take the second run.
Ryan Harris to Ishant, FOUR, good length delivery on the off stump, Ishant drives it uppishly through the point region for a boundary. Super shot, now that Kohli has got to his hundred, Ishant has the license to play freely
Ryan Harris to Ishant, FOUR, this shot is even better. Angled in on the middle stump, Ishant makes a bit of room and plays with an open face through the backward point region for another boundary
Hilfenhaus to Virat Kohli, FOUR, this is a shot that will make Ponting proud. Short on the off stump, Virat Kohli pulls it off the front foot to the deep midwicket boundary.
Hilfenhaus to Ishant, FOUR, this shot would have made Ganguly proud!! Short and wide outside off, Ishant makes room and cuts it over the point region for a boundary. Lets out a wry, toothy smile.
Hilfenhaus to Ishant, out Bowled!! It is Hilfy's turn to smile, but he isn't smiling. Fuller length delivery on the off stump, Ishant looks to defend, plays inside the line and misses. The ball crashes into the off stump. Ishant must have been expecting another short ball, but got a fuller one instead. He has played a sweet little cameo. Aus set to take a huge lead. Ishant b Hilfenhaus 16(23) [4s-3]
Ryan Harris to Virat Kohli, FOUR, vintage T20 stuff! Full and on the off stump, Virat Kohli stays in the crease and swings it over the midwicket region for a boundary.
Ryan Harris to Virat Kohli, FOUR, this is an amazing shot. The field was called in and Virat Kohli comes down the track and smacks this back of a length delivery over the cover region for a boundary.
Hilfenhaus to Virat Kohli, out Lbw!! That's the end of the Indian innings. But a bad shot from Kohli. Low full toss on the leg stump, Virat Kohli looks to slog across the line and misses it. He is hit right in front of the stumps, Aleem Dar's finger went up in a jiffy. But what a knock from Kohli. Hilfenhaus, Hussey and Warner congratulate him as he makes his way back. Virat Kohli lbw b Hilfenhaus 116(213) [4s-11 6s-1]
Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, FOUR, Sehwag gets off the mark streakily, short and wide outside off, Sehwag reaches out and plays it uppishly in the gully area, goes just over the outstretched hands of Hussey who leaps up
Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, FOUR, more width outside off, Sehwag cuts hard once more, a much better shot this one, gets it well over the cordon square on the offside and picks up a boundary
Ryan Harris to Gambhir, out Caught by Haddin!! Ryan Harris gets the breakthrough, full and nipping away just a bit, Gambhir had to play it, only gets an edge and it flies to the left of Haddin, he stretches out and takes it neatly and tumbles over. Dharmasena made Gambhir wait as he checked for the no ball but Harris had his foot well behind the line. Clarke did not seem to be too happy with that. He has an animated discussion with the umpires. Gambhir c Haddin b Ryan Harris 3(18)
Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, FOUR, slashed hard and the edge gets him a boundary, wide outside off and he went hard at it in characteristic fashion, only two slips in place now and that probably saved Sehwag
Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, FOUR, another edge, this time it is the leading edge, on the leg, Sehwag was trying to turn it on the onside but it flies well over point, Hilfenhaus is a frustrated man
Siddle to Sehwag, FOUR, another boundary for Sehwag, this was played with total control, short of length and outside off, Sehwag hangs back and punches it sweetly through cover, top shot
Siddle to Sehwag, FOUR, Siddle pitches it up now and Sehwag does not hold back, drives but does not bother to keep it down, gets it well wide of the man at mid off and picks up his 6th boundary
Siddle to Sehwag, FOUR, Very good backfoot punch once more Sehwag, was airborne as he made contact but playes it superbly in the gap through cover, the third boundary of the over
Siddle to Sehwag, FOUR, Sehwag is finding his groove here, short and wide outside off once more but the plan is not working, Sehwag slaps it hard and gets it well over point too, races away with another boundary
Hilfenhaus to Dravid, FOUR, poor delivery from Hilfenhaus and Dravid puts it away, short and width on offer, Dravid stands tall and cuts it nicely in the gap between cover and point to get his first boundary
Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, FOUR, short and wide outside off again, Sehwag leans back and cuts it nicely in the gap between gully and point for yet another boundary
Lyon to Sehwag, FOUR, Lyon drags it short and Sehwag is very quick to move back and slap it nonchalantly through cover for one more boundary
Lyon to Sehwag, FOUR, tossed up now, Sehwag dances down the track and lofts it confidently over mid off for a boundary to bring up his 32nd Test FIFTY, this has been a top knock from the Indian skipper
Lyon to Dravid, FOUR, Dravid breaks the shackles with an uncharacteristic slog sweep, lot of intent being shown though, sees it being tossed up and plays it with the turn in the vacant mid wicket area for a boundary
Siddle to Sehwag, FOUR, not a bad delivery by any means but Sehwag picks a boundary off it, good length and just outside off, Sehwag gets inside the line to punch it hard through cover for a boundary
Lyon to Sehwag, out Caught by Ponting!! Lyon cannot believe his luck, Sehwag is dismissed off a full toss for the second time in the game, Sehwag danced down and was looking to smash it through mid wicket but only gets a top edge and it balloons to cover, Ponting watches it well and laps it up with fingers pointing up. Sehwag c Ponting b Lyon 62(53) [4s-12]
Lyon to Tendulkar, FOUR, Good, positive start from Tendulkar, sees an overpitched delivery and lofts it with elan to the mid wicket fence, off the mark in great style
Ryan Harris to Dravid, FOUR, full and tailing in, Dravid stands tall and was in perfect balance as he whipped it betweeen mid wicket and mid on, Hilfenhaus gives it a good chase but does not manage to prevent the boundary despite a slide
Ryan Harris to Dravid, out Caught by Michael Hussey!! Very poor shot from Dravid, full and wide outside off, Dravid goes for the drive but without much footwork, gets a thick outside edge and goes straight to gully where Hussey makes no mistake, ends a poor tour for Dravid in his last tour of Australia. Just reward for Ryan Harris too for some good persistent bowling. Dravid c Michael Hussey b Ryan Harris 25(71) [4s-3]
Siddle to Laxman, FOUR, Siddle finds the edge with a full, away going delivery but splits Haddin and Clarke, who is standing at second slip, Haddin makes a desperate dive to his right but does not get there, tenttative footwork from Laxman
Lyon to Tendulkar, FOUR, Lyon drags it too short and Tendulkar is quick to put it away, gets right back in the crease and pulls it hard to the square leg fence
Lyon to Tendulkar, out Caught by Ed Cowan!! Tendulkar gets an inside edge onto his pads after it kisses his glove and it lobs up to short leg, much joy for the Aussies but sheer disappointment for the master batsman, he has a long stare at the wicket before starting back, walks off for the last time probably in a Test in Australia and gets a standing ovation from the appreciative crowd. Tendulkar c Ed Cowan b Lyon 13(34) [4s-2]
Lyon to Virat Kohli, FOUR, dragged too short by Lyon and Virat Kohli is quick to rock back and pull it very hard through mid wicket for a boundary, fine way to get off the mark
Hilfenhaus to Virat Kohli, FOUR, streaky boundary. Short of length and outside off, Kohli reaches out and slashes at it, gets a thick edge that flies to third man
Lyon to Laxman, FOUR, poor ball, short and outside off, Laxman stays back and cuts it away through the vacant backward point region, 4 gifts for Laxman
Ryan Harris to Laxman, no run, catch dropped by Ricky Ponting. Loose shot from Laxman but he is lucky to get away. Goes after a very wide one and looks to drive, gets a thick edge to 2nd slip where Ponting drops a very simple chance. Rare sight that, he is such a safe fielder
Ryan Harris to Laxman, FOUR, too straight this time, full and on the leg stump channel which allows Laxman to glance it down to fine leg, nice use of the wrists as always from Laxman
Michael Clarke to Laxman, FOUR, fine shot. Good to see him bat like this, Clarke tosses it up and overpitches, Laxman clears his frontfoot and drives it along the ground through extra cover for a boundary
Lyon to Laxman, out Caught by Shaun Marsh!! The change of bowling has worked. The field placement has worked. Excellent captaincy. All credit to Clarke for this wicket. Not the best of balls - a bit short and turning in, Laxman goes on the backfoot and whips it, hits it well with all his wrists in action but doesn't keep it down, the man at short mid wicket takes a simple catch. Clarke had a man at that position specifically for that shot, and it worked. Laxman walks off for the last time in Australia. What a sad sight, to see him leave in this fashion after getting out to his favourite shot. Laxman c Shaun Marsh b Lyon 35(88) [4s-4]
Siddle to Virat Kohli, out Virat Kohli Run Out!! Unbelievable suicide by Virat Kohli. Stunning piece of fielding, but this is unbelievable really. There is just one over left in the day, there is a nightwatchman to protect him but what does he do? He pushes this to the on side and sets off for a quick single, Hilfy swoops in from mid on and hit direct at the bowler's end, Kohli couldn't get there despite the dive. Just sums up India's performance this tour.. absolutely unbelievable! Virat Kohli run out (Hilfenhaus) 22(62) [4s-2]
Ryan Harris to Ishant, out Caught by Haddin!! Ryan Harris gets the breakthrough, on a good length and just outside off, nips away just a touch too, Ishant tried to tap it on the offside but only gets an edge, Haddin makes no mistake and Australia inch closer to victory. Ishant c Haddin b Ryan Harris 2(12)
Siddle to Saha, out Caught by Haddin!! Full and moving away, makes Saha comes on the frontfoot to drive, not a big stride forward though and he only manages to get a thin edge through to the keeper, the Aussie pacers have done their job quite well today morning. Saha c Haddin b Siddle 3(20)
Siddle to Zaheer, FOUR, short and outside off, Zaheer backs away a touch and throws his bat at it, goes uppishly square on the offside and Shaun Marsh, at point, dives full length to his left but it evades his outstretched hands and reaches the fence
Siddle to Zaheer, FOUR, on the fuller side again, Zaheer stays back and scoops it up on the offside and through the vacant cover area, picks up another boundary
Ryan Harris to Zaheer, FOUR, very full from Ryan Harris, Zaheer gets his frontfoot out of the way and lofts it through extra cover for another boundary, it does not impress Ryan Harris
Hilfenhaus to Zaheer, out Caught by Warner!! Hilfenhaus strikes right away, a wild slog from Zaheer, not too short but Zaheer tries to hoick it on the onside, only manages to get a top edge and it balloons up on the offside, Warner, at cover, accepts the simple chance with glee. Zaheer c Warner b Hilfenhaus 15(18) [4s-3]
Lyon to Ashwin, FOUR, tossed up and Ashwin is quick to come down the track and loft it handsomely over mid on for a boundary, very good hit that
Lyon to Umesh Yadav, out Caught by Haddin!! Umesh Yadav c Haddin b Lyon 1(11)
Ryan Harris to Gambhir, FOUR, positive start. Harris starts with a loosener - a full toss outside off, Gambhir leans and square drives it wide of point to the fence
Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, FOUR, this time he connects. Once again full and on the legs, Sehwag flicks it off the pads to the deep square leg fence
Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, 1 run, catch dropped by Ed Cowan. Hilfenhaus continues to spray it full on the pads, Sehwag flicks it firmly in the air, Cowan at mid wicket goes to his left but can't hold on. Easy catch, can Sehwag make use of the life?
Ryan Harris to Sehwag, FOUR, four more to Sehwag, good length but a bit of width, Sehwag drives it on the up through extra cover for a boundary
Ryan Harris to Sehwag, FOUR, and another one. Holds back the length slightly, Sehwag stays back and punches it firmly, collects four more through the same area. Positive stuff this
Siddle to Sehwag, out Caught&Bowled!! What a catch by Siddle! That is terrific reflex action. Siddle starts with a straight low full toss, Sehwag tries to play across the line but doesn't bend enough, the ball lobs back off the bottom part of the bat, it seemed like going away from Siddle but he jumped to his right and plucked it with one hand. What a bowling change, what a start. Sehwag's poor series continues. Sehwag c and b Siddle 18(18) [4s-3]
Siddle to Gambhir, FOUR, full again but some width this time, Gambhir comes on the frontfoot and drives it sweetly through the covers, ends the over with a boundary
Hilfenhaus to Dravid, out Bowled!! Ok this is unbelievable. Dravid is bowled again. 9th time in the last 11 innings he has been out this way, and the 6th time in this series alone. He is shell shocked, and so are India's fans. Anyways this is what happened: Hilfenhaus lands it on length around off, Dravid defends away from the body, it sneaks through the gate, hits his back elbow and hits the off stump. Clarke brought Hilfenhaus back just to dismiss Dravid, and he succeeds again. Dravid b Hilfenhaus 1(9)
Siddle to Gambhir, FOUR, cracking shot. He looks in fine touch. Overpitched outside off, Gambhir leans and drives it hard onto the ground, it bounces over the extra cover fielder and goes all the way
Hilfenhaus to Tendulkar, FOUR, shot! Superb placement as well. Full ball on middle, there is a square leg and a mid wicket but he flicks right between them, no need to run for those.
Lyon to Gambhir, FOUR, superb cover drive. Looks very good when a left hander plays. Nice flight outside off, Gambhir comes on the frontfoot and drives between extra cover and cover, Hilfenhaus chases but in vain
Hilfenhaus to Tendulkar, FOUR, great start by Tendulkar. Overpitched on the pads, Tendulkar flicked it away through mid wicket without any fuss. The ball speeds away to the fence. Didn't hit it in the air as well, that's a trademark Tendulkar shot.
Siddle to Tendulkar, FOUR, beautiful shot. Full on off, Tendulkar wrists it away wide of mid on. Lyon gave a spirited chase, dived forward and tried to pull it back, but couldn't. A super shot as Tendulkar made Siddle pay for that little bit of width he gave
Siddle to Tendulkar, out Caught by Ponting!! Is Tendulkar out? They are checking for the no-ball and the catch. Both are clean. Tendulkar has to go. Loud cheers from the crowd after it is confirmed that Sachin is out. Good ball from Siddle, drew Tendulkar into the forward defence, Tendulkar made the mistake of playing with an open face and the low edge was scooped up at 2nd slip. No doubts about the catch - straight in and well held by Ponting. Reward for persistent bowling from Sid. Tendulkar c Ponting b Siddle 25(69) [4s-3]
Siddle to Laxman, FOUR, top shot. Fab. Laxman at his best. Shades of Sydney 1999 in that checked drive on the up. Nothing but a forward push from VVS and the ball has raced away to the cover fence in a flash.
Siddle to Gambhir, out Caught by Michael Hussey at gully!! Brute! Fab catch from Hussey diving forward as well. Where did that come from? On such a flat wicket to produce a snorter like that tells volumes about Siddle's character. Short one into the chest area of Gambhir, who didn't expect it at all. He was in no position to play that, offered his bat as a shield and it went off the handle. It seemed to be falling short, but Hussey ran in and then dived forward to cup it just as the ball was about to kiss the turf. Gambhir c Michael Hussey b Siddle 34(94) [4s-4]
Ryan Harris to Virat Kohli, FOUR, wristy stuff from Virat Kohli. Angling into off and middle, Virat Kohli clips it through mid wicket. The ball raced away. That should give him lot of confidence
Lyon to Laxman, out Caught by Haddin!! End of Laxman. Well deserved wicket for Lyon. Ordinary shot from VVS. Extra bounce for Lyon, ripped this off break, it pitched and bounced outside off, Laxman tried to run it down and the faint edge was well taken by the keeper. Lyon has bowled really well till now and certainly deserves the wicket. Laxman c Haddin b Lyon 18(43) [4s-1]
Siddle to Virat Kohli, FOUR, shot! Kohli looks the best Indian batsman and by a mile! Full and swinging in, Kohli stays in the crease and works it off the pads to the deep square leg fence, superb use of the wrists!
Ryan Harris to Saha, FOUR, four to start the spell, full and outside off, Saha stays in the crease and square drives it wide of point, not too well timed but had enough to reach the fence
Siddle to Virat Kohli, FOUR, no stopping it this time! Banged in short by Siddle, Kohli rocks back quickly and swivels on his toe before pulling it between mid wicket and mid on, is he not looking good?
Hilfenhaus to Virat Kohli, FOUR, wrong line, strays on the pads and allows Kohli to glance it down to fine leg, 4 bonus runs which Kohli won't mind
Hilfenhaus to Virat Kohli, FOUR, what a shot to bring up his FIFTY! Second consecutive half century for this wonderful talent. Full and straight ball, he gets half forward and flicks it right between mid wicket and mid on, the fielder near the ropes gives chase but he had no chance. Superb shot, one of the very few positives of this disaster of a tour for India
Lyon to Saha, SIX, shot! The small man shows good intent. Goes on his knees and slog-sweeps this over deep mid wicket, times it extremely well and hits it into the crowd. Very well played
Michael Clarke to Virat Kohli, FOUR, poor delivery and Kohli punishes it. Long hop from Pup, Kohli rocks back and pulls it hard to deep mid wicket, hit it with utter disdain
Michael Clarke to Virat Kohli, SIX, more runs. Superb, positive stuff this from Kohli. Another short ball from Clarke, Kohli goes back in a flash and smashes it over deep mid wicket, it wasn't a flat-batted swing, more of a straight-batted loft which sailed way over deep mid. Terrific timing
Lyon to Virat Kohli, FOUR, more positive batting. This pair continues to take on the spinners. Given air and width outside off, Kohli stretches and leans into the cover drive and plays it wide of the fielder there, was a bit uppish but in the gap
Michael Clarke to Virat Kohli, 1 run, 100 partnership up with a square cut to deep point. A much needed show of resillience by India's batsmen, finally!
Ryan Harris to Saha, out Bowled!! Oh dear. Complete misjudgment from Saha. Hold on. Is it a no ball? Not at all. Full delivery pitches just outside off, Saha shoulders arms but the ball nips in a touch to hit off stump. That was surely not pitching too wide to be left alone. Harris strikes just before Tea, and India's search for a wicketless session continues. Saha b Ryan Harris 35(94) [4s-1 6s-1]
Siddle to Ashwin, out Lbw!! The umpire and the bowler change, this time the batsman is given out LBW. Looks to be going down the leg stump. Fuller and angled on the pads, Ashwin looks to flick it, is struck on the pads. Loud appeal from the Aussies and Aleem Dar's finger went up in a jiffy. India lose two quick wickets, Ashwin was looking composed at the crease. Ashwin lbw b Siddle 5(9)
Siddle to Zaheer, out Caught by Haddin!! Five wicket haul for Siddle. Dreadful shot from Zak. Brain-explosion. Length delivery outside off, Zaheer clears his front leg and went for a swing. He gets an outside edge which is lapped up by Haddin. Siddle is on a hat-trick. Zaheer c Haddin b Siddle 0(1)
Ryan Harris to Virat Kohli, FOUR, back of a length delivery outside off, Virat Kohli drives it through the cover region for a boundary. He thumped the ball, Kohli seems to have switched gears
Siddle to Virat Kohli, 2 runs, drives a good length delivery outside off to the cover region and gets to his hundred. Punches the air, lets out a flurry of expletives. He is the first batsman from this India squad to get to the three figure mark on this tour. Lets out a cry and runs away past the umpire. The fielder was playing with the ball and that gave him time to go back for the second. Looks up to the air and kisses his helmet. Siddle was unhappy with the umpire for letting Kohli take the second run.
Ryan Harris to Ishant, FOUR, good length delivery on the off stump, Ishant drives it uppishly through the point region for a boundary. Super shot, now that Kohli has got to his hundred, Ishant has the license to play freely
Ryan Harris to Ishant, FOUR, this shot is even better. Angled in on the middle stump, Ishant makes a bit of room and plays with an open face through the backward point region for another boundary
Hilfenhaus to Virat Kohli, FOUR, this is a shot that will make Ponting proud. Short on the off stump, Virat Kohli pulls it off the front foot to the deep midwicket boundary.
Hilfenhaus to Ishant, FOUR, this shot would have made Ganguly proud!! Short and wide outside off, Ishant makes room and cuts it over the point region for a boundary. Lets out a wry, toothy smile.
Hilfenhaus to Ishant, out Bowled!! It is Hilfy's turn to smile, but he isn't smiling. Fuller length delivery on the off stump, Ishant looks to defend, plays inside the line and misses. The ball crashes into the off stump. Ishant must have been expecting another short ball, but got a fuller one instead. He has played a sweet little cameo. Aus set to take a huge lead. Ishant b Hilfenhaus 16(23) [4s-3]
Ryan Harris to Virat Kohli, FOUR, vintage T20 stuff! Full and on the off stump, Virat Kohli stays in the crease and swings it over the midwicket region for a boundary.
Ryan Harris to Virat Kohli, FOUR, this is an amazing shot. The field was called in and Virat Kohli comes down the track and smacks this back of a length delivery over the cover region for a boundary.
Hilfenhaus to Virat Kohli, out Lbw!! That's the end of the Indian innings. But a bad shot from Kohli. Low full toss on the leg stump, Virat Kohli looks to slog across the line and misses it. He is hit right in front of the stumps, Aleem Dar's finger went up in a jiffy. But what a knock from Kohli. Hilfenhaus, Hussey and Warner congratulate him as he makes his way back. Virat Kohli lbw b Hilfenhaus 116(213) [4s-11 6s-1]
Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, FOUR, Sehwag gets off the mark streakily, short and wide outside off, Sehwag reaches out and plays it uppishly in the gully area, goes just over the outstretched hands of Hussey who leaps up
Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, FOUR, more width outside off, Sehwag cuts hard once more, a much better shot this one, gets it well over the cordon square on the offside and picks up a boundary
Ryan Harris to Gambhir, out Caught by Haddin!! Ryan Harris gets the breakthrough, full and nipping away just a bit, Gambhir had to play it, only gets an edge and it flies to the left of Haddin, he stretches out and takes it neatly and tumbles over. Dharmasena made Gambhir wait as he checked for the no ball but Harris had his foot well behind the line. Clarke did not seem to be too happy with that. He has an animated discussion with the umpires. Gambhir c Haddin b Ryan Harris 3(18)
Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, FOUR, slashed hard and the edge gets him a boundary, wide outside off and he went hard at it in characteristic fashion, only two slips in place now and that probably saved Sehwag
Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, FOUR, another edge, this time it is the leading edge, on the leg, Sehwag was trying to turn it on the onside but it flies well over point, Hilfenhaus is a frustrated man
Siddle to Sehwag, FOUR, another boundary for Sehwag, this was played with total control, short of length and outside off, Sehwag hangs back and punches it sweetly through cover, top shot
Siddle to Sehwag, FOUR, Siddle pitches it up now and Sehwag does not hold back, drives but does not bother to keep it down, gets it well wide of the man at mid off and picks up his 6th boundary
Siddle to Sehwag, FOUR, Very good backfoot punch once more Sehwag, was airborne as he made contact but playes it superbly in the gap through cover, the third boundary of the over
Siddle to Sehwag, FOUR, Sehwag is finding his groove here, short and wide outside off once more but the plan is not working, Sehwag slaps it hard and gets it well over point too, races away with another boundary
Hilfenhaus to Dravid, FOUR, poor delivery from Hilfenhaus and Dravid puts it away, short and width on offer, Dravid stands tall and cuts it nicely in the gap between cover and point to get his first boundary
Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, FOUR, short and wide outside off again, Sehwag leans back and cuts it nicely in the gap between gully and point for yet another boundary
Lyon to Sehwag, FOUR, Lyon drags it short and Sehwag is very quick to move back and slap it nonchalantly through cover for one more boundary
Lyon to Sehwag, FOUR, tossed up now, Sehwag dances down the track and lofts it confidently over mid off for a boundary to bring up his 32nd Test FIFTY, this has been a top knock from the Indian skipper
Lyon to Dravid, FOUR, Dravid breaks the shackles with an uncharacteristic slog sweep, lot of intent being shown though, sees it being tossed up and plays it with the turn in the vacant mid wicket area for a boundary
Siddle to Sehwag, FOUR, not a bad delivery by any means but Sehwag picks a boundary off it, good length and just outside off, Sehwag gets inside the line to punch it hard through cover for a boundary
Lyon to Sehwag, out Caught by Ponting!! Lyon cannot believe his luck, Sehwag is dismissed off a full toss for the second time in the game, Sehwag danced down and was looking to smash it through mid wicket but only gets a top edge and it balloons to cover, Ponting watches it well and laps it up with fingers pointing up. Sehwag c Ponting b Lyon 62(53) [4s-12]
Lyon to Tendulkar, FOUR, Good, positive start from Tendulkar, sees an overpitched delivery and lofts it with elan to the mid wicket fence, off the mark in great style
Ryan Harris to Dravid, FOUR, full and tailing in, Dravid stands tall and was in perfect balance as he whipped it betweeen mid wicket and mid on, Hilfenhaus gives it a good chase but does not manage to prevent the boundary despite a slide
Ryan Harris to Dravid, out Caught by Michael Hussey!! Very poor shot from Dravid, full and wide outside off, Dravid goes for the drive but without much footwork, gets a thick outside edge and goes straight to gully where Hussey makes no mistake, ends a poor tour for Dravid in his last tour of Australia. Just reward for Ryan Harris too for some good persistent bowling. Dravid c Michael Hussey b Ryan Harris 25(71) [4s-3]
Siddle to Laxman, FOUR, Siddle finds the edge with a full, away going delivery but splits Haddin and Clarke, who is standing at second slip, Haddin makes a desperate dive to his right but does not get there, tenttative footwork from Laxman
Lyon to Tendulkar, FOUR, Lyon drags it too short and Tendulkar is quick to put it away, gets right back in the crease and pulls it hard to the square leg fence
Lyon to Tendulkar, out Caught by Ed Cowan!! Tendulkar gets an inside edge onto his pads after it kisses his glove and it lobs up to short leg, much joy for the Aussies but sheer disappointment for the master batsman, he has a long stare at the wicket before starting back, walks off for the last time probably in a Test in Australia and gets a standing ovation from the appreciative crowd. Tendulkar c Ed Cowan b Lyon 13(34) [4s-2]
Lyon to Virat Kohli, FOUR, dragged too short by Lyon and Virat Kohli is quick to rock back and pull it very hard through mid wicket for a boundary, fine way to get off the mark
Hilfenhaus to Virat Kohli, FOUR, streaky boundary. Short of length and outside off, Kohli reaches out and slashes at it, gets a thick edge that flies to third man
Lyon to Laxman, FOUR, poor ball, short and outside off, Laxman stays back and cuts it away through the vacant backward point region, 4 gifts for Laxman
Ryan Harris to Laxman, no run, catch dropped by Ricky Ponting. Loose shot from Laxman but he is lucky to get away. Goes after a very wide one and looks to drive, gets a thick edge to 2nd slip where Ponting drops a very simple chance. Rare sight that, he is such a safe fielder
Ryan Harris to Laxman, FOUR, too straight this time, full and on the leg stump channel which allows Laxman to glance it down to fine leg, nice use of the wrists as always from Laxman
Michael Clarke to Laxman, FOUR, fine shot. Good to see him bat like this, Clarke tosses it up and overpitches, Laxman clears his frontfoot and drives it along the ground through extra cover for a boundary
Lyon to Laxman, out Caught by Shaun Marsh!! The change of bowling has worked. The field placement has worked. Excellent captaincy. All credit to Clarke for this wicket. Not the best of balls - a bit short and turning in, Laxman goes on the backfoot and whips it, hits it well with all his wrists in action but doesn't keep it down, the man at short mid wicket takes a simple catch. Clarke had a man at that position specifically for that shot, and it worked. Laxman walks off for the last time in Australia. What a sad sight, to see him leave in this fashion after getting out to his favourite shot. Laxman c Shaun Marsh b Lyon 35(88) [4s-4]
Siddle to Virat Kohli, out Virat Kohli Run Out!! Unbelievable suicide by Virat Kohli. Stunning piece of fielding, but this is unbelievable really. There is just one over left in the day, there is a nightwatchman to protect him but what does he do? He pushes this to the on side and sets off for a quick single, Hilfy swoops in from mid on and hit direct at the bowler's end, Kohli couldn't get there despite the dive. Just sums up India's performance this tour.. absolutely unbelievable! Virat Kohli run out (Hilfenhaus) 22(62) [4s-2]
Ryan Harris to Ishant, out Caught by Haddin!! Ryan Harris gets the breakthrough, on a good length and just outside off, nips away just a touch too, Ishant tried to tap it on the offside but only gets an edge, Haddin makes no mistake and Australia inch closer to victory. Ishant c Haddin b Ryan Harris 2(12)
Siddle to Saha, out Caught by Haddin!! Full and moving away, makes Saha comes on the frontfoot to drive, not a big stride forward though and he only manages to get a thin edge through to the keeper, the Aussie pacers have done their job quite well today morning. Saha c Haddin b Siddle 3(20)
Siddle to Zaheer, FOUR, short and outside off, Zaheer backs away a touch and throws his bat at it, goes uppishly square on the offside and Shaun Marsh, at point, dives full length to his left but it evades his outstretched hands and reaches the fence
Siddle to Zaheer, FOUR, on the fuller side again, Zaheer stays back and scoops it up on the offside and through the vacant cover area, picks up another boundary
Ryan Harris to Zaheer, FOUR, very full from Ryan Harris, Zaheer gets his frontfoot out of the way and lofts it through extra cover for another boundary, it does not impress Ryan Harris
Hilfenhaus to Zaheer, out Caught by Warner!! Hilfenhaus strikes right away, a wild slog from Zaheer, not too short but Zaheer tries to hoick it on the onside, only manages to get a top edge and it balloons up on the offside, Warner, at cover, accepts the simple chance with glee. Zaheer c Warner b Hilfenhaus 15(18) [4s-3]
Lyon to Ashwin, FOUR, tossed up and Ashwin is quick to come down the track and loft it handsomely over mid on for a boundary, very good hit that
Lyon to Umesh Yadav, out Caught by Haddin!! Lyon gets his fourth and Australia win the series 4-0, this one was just outside off and Umesh Yadav gets a thick edge as he pushes out, good take by Haddin to complete things and the Australians are in a huddle to celebrate. Umesh Yadav c Haddin b Lyon 1(11)
Ryan Harris to Gambhir, FOUR, positive start. Harris starts with a loosener - a full toss outside off, Gambhir leans and square drives it wide of point to the fence
Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, FOUR, this time he connects. Once again full and on the legs, Sehwag flicks it off the pads to the deep square leg fence
Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, 1 run, catch dropped by Ed Cowan. Hilfenhaus continues to spray it full on the pads, Sehwag flicks it firmly in the air, Cowan at mid wicket goes to his left but can't hold on. Easy catch, can Sehwag make use of the life?
Ryan Harris to Sehwag, FOUR, four more to Sehwag, good length but a bit of width, Sehwag drives it on the up through extra cover for a boundary
Ryan Harris to Sehwag, FOUR, and another one. Holds back the length slightly, Sehwag stays back and punches it firmly, collects four more through the same area. Positive stuff this
Siddle to Sehwag, out Caught&Bowled!! What a catch by Siddle! That is terrific reflex action. Siddle starts with a straight low full toss, Sehwag tries to play across the line but doesn't bend enough, the ball lobs back off the bottom part of the bat, it seemed like going away from Siddle but he jumped to his right and plucked it with one hand. What a bowling change, what a start. Sehwag's poor series continues. Sehwag c and b Siddle 18(18) [4s-3]
Siddle to Gambhir, FOUR, full again but some width this time, Gambhir comes on the frontfoot and drives it sweetly through the covers, ends the over with a boundary
Hilfenhaus to Dravid, out Bowled!! Ok this is unbelievable. Dravid is bowled again. 9th time in the last 11 innings he has been out this way, and the 6th time in this series alone. He is shell shocked, and so are India's fans. Anyways this is what happened: Hilfenhaus lands it on length around off, Dravid defends away from the body, it sneaks through the gate, hits his back elbow and hits the off stump. Clarke brought Hilfenhaus back just to dismiss Dravid, and he succeeds again. Dravid b Hilfenhaus 1(9)
Siddle to Gambhir, FOUR, cracking shot. He looks in fine touch. Overpitched outside off, Gambhir leans and drives it hard onto the ground, it bounces over the extra cover fielder and goes all the way
Hilfenhaus to Tendulkar, FOUR, shot! Superb placement as well. Full ball on middle, there is a square leg and a mid wicket but he flicks right between them, no need to run for those.
Lyon to Gambhir, FOUR, superb cover drive. Looks very good when a left hander plays. Nice flight outside off, Gambhir comes on the frontfoot and drives between extra cover and cover, Hilfenhaus chases but in vain
Hilfenhaus to Tendulkar, FOUR, great start by Tendulkar. Overpitched on the pads, Tendulkar flicked it away through mid wicket without any fuss. The ball speeds away to the fence. Didn't hit it in the air as well, that's a trademark Tendulkar shot.
Siddle to Tendulkar, FOUR, beautiful shot. Full on off, Tendulkar wrists it away wide of mid on. Lyon gave a spirited chase, dived forward and tried to pull it back, but couldn't. A super shot as Tendulkar made Siddle pay for that little bit of width he gave
Siddle to Tendulkar, out Caught by Ponting!! Is Tendulkar out? They are checking for the no-ball and the catch. Both are clean. Tendulkar has to go. Loud cheers from the crowd after it is confirmed that Sachin is out. Good ball from Siddle, drew Tendulkar into the forward defence, Tendulkar made the mistake of playing with an open face and the low edge was scooped up at 2nd slip. No doubts about the catch - straight in and well held by Ponting. Reward for persistent bowling from Sid. Tendulkar c Ponting b Siddle 25(69) [4s-3]
Siddle to Laxman, FOUR, top shot. Fab. Laxman at his best. Shades of Sydney 1999 in that checked drive on the up. Nothing but a forward push from VVS and the ball has raced away to the cover fence in a flash.
Siddle to Gambhir, out Caught by Michael Hussey at gully!! Brute! Fab catch from Hussey diving forward as well. Where did that come from? On such a flat wicket to produce a snorter like that tells volumes about Siddle's character. Short one into the chest area of Gambhir, who didn't expect it at all. He was in no position to play that, offered his bat as a shield and it went off the handle. It seemed to be falling short, but Hussey ran in and then dived forward to cup it just as the ball was about to kiss the turf. Gambhir c Michael Hussey b Siddle 34(94) [4s-4]
Ryan Harris to Virat Kohli, FOUR, wristy stuff from Virat Kohli. Angling into off and middle, Virat Kohli clips it through mid wicket. The ball raced away. That should give him lot of confidence
Lyon to Laxman, out Caught by Haddin!! End of Laxman. Well deserved wicket for Lyon. Ordinary shot from VVS. Extra bounce for Lyon, ripped this off break, it pitched and bounced outside off, Laxman tried to run it down and the faint edge was well taken by the keeper. Lyon has bowled really well till now and certainly deserves the wicket. Laxman c Haddin b Lyon 18(43) [4s-1]
Siddle to Virat Kohli, FOUR, shot! Kohli looks the best Indian batsman and by a mile! Full and swinging in, Kohli stays in the crease and works it off the pads to the deep square leg fence, superb use of the wrists!
Ryan Harris to Saha, FOUR, four to start the spell, full and outside off, Saha stays in the crease and square drives it wide of point, not too well timed but had enough to reach the fence
Siddle to Virat Kohli, FOUR, no stopping it this time! Banged in short by Siddle, Kohli rocks back quickly and swivels on his toe before pulling it between mid wicket and mid on, is he not looking good?
Hilfenhaus to Virat Kohli, FOUR, wrong line, strays on the pads and allows Kohli to glance it down to fine leg, 4 bonus runs which Kohli won't mind
Hilfenhaus to Virat Kohli, FOUR, what a shot to bring up his FIFTY! Second consecutive half century for this wonderful talent. Full and straight ball, he gets half forward and flicks it right between mid wicket and mid on, the fielder near the ropes gives chase but he had no chance. Superb shot, one of the very few positives of this disaster of a tour for India
Lyon to Saha, SIX, shot! The small man shows good intent. Goes on his knees and slog-sweeps this over deep mid wicket, times it extremely well and hits it into the crowd. Very well played
Michael Clarke to Virat Kohli, FOUR, poor delivery and Kohli punishes it. Long hop from Pup, Kohli rocks back and pulls it hard to deep mid wicket, hit it with utter disdain
Michael Clarke to Virat Kohli, SIX, more runs. Superb, positive stuff this from Kohli. Another short ball from Clarke, Kohli goes back in a flash and smashes it over deep mid wicket, it wasn't a flat-batted swing, more of a straight-batted loft which sailed way over deep mid. Terrific timing
Lyon to Virat Kohli, FOUR, more positive batting. This pair continues to take on the spinners. Given air and width outside off, Kohli stretches and leans into the cover drive and plays it wide of the fielder there, was a bit uppish but in the gap
Michael Clarke to Virat Kohli, 1 run, 100 partnership up with a square cut to deep point. A much needed show of resillience by India's batsmen, finally!
Ryan Harris to Saha, out Bowled!! Oh dear. Complete misjudgment from Saha. Hold on. Is it a no ball? Not at all. Full delivery pitches just outside off, Saha shoulders arms but the ball nips in a touch to hit off stump. That was surely not pitching too wide to be left alone. Harris strikes just before Tea, and India's search for a wicketless session continues. Saha b Ryan Harris 35(94) [4s-1 6s-1]
Siddle to Ashwin, out Lbw!! The umpire and the bowler change, this time the batsman is given out LBW. Looks to be going down the leg stump. Fuller and angled on the pads, Ashwin looks to flick it, is struck on the pads. Loud appeal from the Aussies and Aleem Dar's finger went up in a jiffy. India lose two quick wickets, Ashwin was looking composed at the crease. Ashwin lbw b Siddle 5(9)
Siddle to Zaheer, out Caught by Haddin!! Five wicket haul for Siddle. Dreadful shot from Zak. Brain-explosion. Length delivery outside off, Zaheer clears his front leg and went for a swing. He gets an outside edge which is lapped up by Haddin. Siddle is on a hat-trick. Zaheer c Haddin b Siddle 0(1)
Ryan Harris to Virat Kohli, FOUR, back of a length delivery outside off, Virat Kohli drives it through the cover region for a boundary. He thumped the ball, Kohli seems to have switched gears
Siddle to Virat Kohli, 2 runs, drives a good length delivery outside off to the cover region and gets to his hundred. Punches the air, lets out a flurry of expletives. He is the first batsman from this India squad to get to the three figure mark on this tour. Lets out a cry and runs away past the umpire. The fielder was playing with the ball and that gave him time to go back for the second. Looks up to the air and kisses his helmet. Siddle was unhappy with the umpire for letting Kohli take the second run.
Ryan Harris to Ishant, FOUR, good length delivery on the off stump, Ishant drives it uppishly through the point region for a boundary. Super shot, now that Kohli has got to his hundred, Ishant has the license to play freely
Ryan Harris to Ishant, FOUR, this shot is even better. Angled in on the middle stump, Ishant makes a bit of room and plays with an open face through the backward point region for another boundary
Hilfenhaus to Virat Kohli, FOUR, this is a shot that will make Ponting proud. Short on the off stump, Virat Kohli pulls it off the front foot to the deep midwicket boundary.
Hilfenhaus to Ishant, FOUR, this shot would have made Ganguly proud!! Short and wide outside off, Ishant makes room and cuts it over the point region for a boundary. Lets out a wry, toothy smile.
Hilfenhaus to Ishant, out Bowled!! It is Hilfy's turn to smile, but he isn't smiling. Fuller length delivery on the off stump, Ishant looks to defend, plays inside the line and misses. The ball crashes into the off stump. Ishant must have been expecting another short ball, but got a fuller one instead. He has played a sweet little cameo. Aus set to take a huge lead. Ishant b Hilfenhaus 16(23) [4s-3]
Ryan Harris to Virat Kohli, FOUR, vintage T20 stuff! Full and on the off stump, Virat Kohli stays in the crease and swings it over the midwicket region for a boundary.
Ryan Harris to Virat Kohli, FOUR, this is an amazing shot. The field was called in and Virat Kohli comes down the track and smacks this back of a length delivery over the cover region for a boundary.
Hilfenhaus to Virat Kohli, out Lbw!! That's the end of the Indian innings. But a bad shot from Kohli. Low full toss on the leg stump, Virat Kohli looks to slog across the line and misses it. He is hit right in front of the stumps, Aleem Dar's finger went up in a jiffy. But what a knock from Kohli. Hilfenhaus, Hussey and Warner congratulate him as he makes his way back. Virat Kohli lbw b Hilfenhaus 116(213) [4s-11 6s-1]
Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, FOUR, Sehwag gets off the mark streakily, short and wide outside off, Sehwag reaches out and plays it uppishly in the gully area, goes just over the outstretched hands of Hussey who leaps up
Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, FOUR, more width outside off, Sehwag cuts hard once more, a much better shot this one, gets it well over the cordon square on the offside and picks up a boundary
Ryan Harris to Gambhir, out Caught by Haddin!! Ryan Harris gets the breakthrough, full and nipping away just a bit, Gambhir had to play it, only gets an edge and it flies to the left of Haddin, he stretches out and takes it neatly and tumbles over. Dharmasena made Gambhir wait as he checked for the no ball but Harris had his foot well behind the line. Clarke did not seem to be too happy with that. He has an animated discussion with the umpires. Gambhir c Haddin b Ryan Harris 3(18)
Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, FOUR, slashed hard and the edge gets him a boundary, wide outside off and he went hard at it in characteristic fashion, only two slips in place now and that probably saved Sehwag
Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, FOUR, another edge, this time it is the leading edge, on the leg, Sehwag was trying to turn it on the onside but it flies well over point, Hilfenhaus is a frustrated man
Siddle to Sehwag, FOUR, another boundary for Sehwag, this was played with total control, short of length and outside off, Sehwag hangs back and punches it sweetly through cover, top shot
Siddle to Sehwag, FOUR, Siddle pitches it up now and Sehwag does not hold back, drives but does not bother to keep it down, gets it well wide of the man at mid off and picks up his 6th boundary
Siddle to Sehwag, FOUR, Very good backfoot punch once more Sehwag, was airborne as he made contact but playes it superbly in the gap through cover, the third boundary of the over
Siddle to Sehwag, FOUR, Sehwag is finding his groove here, short and wide outside off once more but the plan is not working, Sehwag slaps it hard and gets it well over point too, races away with another boundary
Hilfenhaus to Dravid, FOUR, poor delivery from Hilfenhaus and Dravid puts it away, short and width on offer, Dravid stands tall and cuts it nicely in the gap between cover and point to get his first boundary
Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, FOUR, short and wide outside off again, Sehwag leans back and cuts it nicely in the gap between gully and point for yet another boundary
Lyon to Sehwag, FOUR, Lyon drags it short and Sehwag is very quick to move back and slap it nonchalantly through cover for one more boundary
Lyon to Sehwag, FOUR, tossed up now, Sehwag dances down the track and lofts it confidently over mid off for a boundary to bring up his 32nd Test FIFTY, this has been a top knock from the Indian skipper
Lyon to Dravid, FOUR, Dravid breaks the shackles with an uncharacteristic slog sweep, lot of intent being shown though, sees it being tossed up and plays it with the turn in the vacant mid wicket area for a boundary
Siddle to Sehwag, FOUR, not a bad delivery by any means but Sehwag picks a boundary off it, good length and just outside off, Sehwag gets inside the line to punch it hard through cover for a boundary
Lyon to Sehwag, out Caught by Ponting!! Lyon cannot believe his luck, Sehwag is dismissed off a full toss for the second time in the game, Sehwag danced down and was looking to smash it through mid wicket but only gets a top edge and it balloons to cover, Ponting watches it well and laps it up with fingers pointing up. Sehwag c Ponting b Lyon 62(53) [4s-12]
Lyon to Tendulkar, FOUR, Good, positive start from Tendulkar, sees an overpitched delivery and lofts it with elan to the mid wicket fence, off the mark in great style
Ryan Harris to Dravid, FOUR, full and tailing in, Dravid stands tall and was in perfect balance as he whipped it betweeen mid wicket and mid on, Hilfenhaus gives it a good chase but does not manage to prevent the boundary despite a slide
Ryan Harris to Dravid, out Caught by Michael Hussey!! Very poor shot from Dravid, full and wide outside off, Dravid goes for the drive but without much footwork, gets a thick outside edge and goes straight to gully where Hussey makes no mistake, ends a poor tour for Dravid in his last tour of Australia. Just reward for Ryan Harris too for some good persistent bowling. Dravid c Michael Hussey b Ryan Harris 25(71) [4s-3]
Siddle to Laxman, FOUR, Siddle finds the edge with a full, away going delivery but splits Haddin and Clarke, who is standing at second slip, Haddin makes a desperate dive to his right but does not get there, tenttative footwork from Laxman
Lyon to Tendulkar, FOUR, Lyon drags it too short and Tendulkar is quick to put it away, gets right back in the crease and pulls it hard to the square leg fence
Lyon to Tendulkar, out Caught by Ed Cowan!! Tendulkar gets an inside edge onto his pads after it kisses his glove and it lobs up to short leg, much joy for the Aussies but sheer disappointment for the master batsman, he has a long stare at the wicket before starting back, walks off for the last time probably in a Test in Australia and gets a standing ovation from the appreciative crowd. Tendulkar c Ed Cowan b Lyon 13(34) [4s-2]
Lyon to Virat Kohli, FOUR, dragged too short by Lyon and Virat Kohli is quick to rock back and pull it very hard through mid wicket for a boundary, fine way to get off the mark
Hilfenhaus to Virat Kohli, FOUR, streaky boundary. Short of length and outside off, Kohli reaches out and slashes at it, gets a thick edge that flies to third man
Lyon to Laxman, FOUR, poor ball, short and outside off, Laxman stays back and cuts it away through the vacant backward point region, 4 gifts for Laxman
Ryan Harris to Laxman, no run, catch dropped by Ricky Ponting. Loose shot from Laxman but he is lucky to get away. Goes after a very wide one and looks to drive, gets a thick edge to 2nd slip where Ponting drops a very simple chance. Rare sight that, he is such a safe fielder
Ryan Harris to Laxman, FOUR, too straight this time, full and on the leg stump channel which allows Laxman to glance it down to fine leg, nice use of the wrists as always from Laxman
Michael Clarke to Laxman, FOUR, fine shot. Good to see him bat like this, Clarke tosses it up and overpitches, Laxman clears his frontfoot and drives it along the ground through extra cover for a boundary
Lyon to Laxman, out Caught by Shaun Marsh!! The change of bowling has worked. The field placement has worked. Excellent captaincy. All credit to Clarke for this wicket. Not the best of balls - a bit short and turning in, Laxman goes on the backfoot and whips it, hits it well with all his wrists in action but doesn't keep it down, the man at short mid wicket takes a simple catch. Clarke had a man at that position specifically for that shot, and it worked. Laxman walks off for the last time in Australia. What a sad sight, to see him leave in this fashion after getting out to his favourite shot. Laxman c Shaun Marsh b Lyon 35(88) [4s-4]
Siddle to Virat Kohli, out Virat Kohli Run Out!! Unbelievable suicide by Virat Kohli. Stunning piece of fielding, but this is unbelievable really. There is just one over left in the day, there is a nightwatchman to protect him but what does he do? He pushes this to the on side and sets off for a quick single, Hilfy swoops in from mid on and hit direct at the bowler's end, Kohli couldn't get there despite the dive. Just sums up India's performance this tour.. absolutely unbelievable! Virat Kohli run out (Hilfenhaus) 22(62) [4s-2]
Ryan Harris to Ishant, out Caught by Haddin!! Ryan Harris gets the breakthrough, on a good length and just outside off, nips away just a touch too, Ishant tried to tap it on the offside but only gets an edge, Haddin makes no mistake and Australia inch closer to victory. Ishant c Haddin b Ryan Harris 2(12)
Siddle to Saha, out Caught by Haddin!! Full and moving away, makes Saha comes on the frontfoot to drive, not a big stride forward though and he only manages to get a thin edge through to the keeper, the Aussie pacers have done their job quite well today morning. Saha c Haddin b Siddle 3(20)
Siddle to Zaheer, FOUR, short and outside off, Zaheer backs away a touch and throws his bat at it, goes uppishly square on the offside and Shaun Marsh, at point, dives full length to his left but it evades his outstretched hands and reaches the fence
Siddle to Zaheer, FOUR, on the fuller side again, Zaheer stays back and scoops it up on the offside and through the vacant cover area, picks up another boundary
Ryan Harris to Zaheer, FOUR, very full from Ryan Harris, Zaheer gets his frontfoot out of the way and lofts it through extra cover for another boundary, it does not impress Ryan Harris
Hilfenhaus to Zaheer, out Caught by Warner!! Hilfenhaus strikes right away, a wild slog from Zaheer, not too short but Zaheer tries to hoick it on the onside, only manages to get a top edge and it balloons up on the offside, Warner, at cover, accepts the simple chance with glee. Zaheer c Warner b Hilfenhaus 15(18) [4s-3]
Lyon to Ashwin, FOUR, tossed up and Ashwin is quick to come down the track and loft it handsomely over mid on for a boundary, very good hit that
Lyon to Umesh Yadav, out Caught by Haddin!! Lyon gets his fourth and Australia win the series 4-0, this one was just outside off and Umesh Yadav gets a thick edge as he pushes out, good take by Haddin to complete things and the Australians are in a huddle to celebrate. Umesh Yadav c Haddin b Lyon 1(11)
Ryan Harris to Gambhir, FOUR, positive start. Harris starts with a loosener - a full toss outside off, Gambhir leans and square drives it wide of point to the fence
Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, FOUR, this time he connects. Once again full and on the legs, Sehwag flicks it off the pads to the deep square leg fence
Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, 1 run, catch dropped by Ed Cowan. Hilfenhaus continues to spray it full on the pads, Sehwag flicks it firmly in the air, Cowan at mid wicket goes to his left but can't hold on. Easy catch, can Sehwag make use of the life?
Ryan Harris to Sehwag, FOUR, four more to Sehwag, good length but a bit of width, Sehwag drives it on the up through extra cover for a boundary
Ryan Harris to Sehwag, FOUR, and another one. Holds back the length slightly, Sehwag stays back and punches it firmly, collects four more through the same area. Positive stuff this
Siddle to Sehwag, out Caught&Bowled!! What a catch by Siddle! That is terrific reflex action. Siddle starts with a straight low full toss, Sehwag tries to play across the line but doesn't bend enough, the ball lobs back off the bottom part of the bat, it seemed like going away from Siddle but he jumped to his right and plucked it with one hand. What a bowling change, what a start. Sehwag's poor series continues. Sehwag c and b Siddle 18(18) [4s-3]
Siddle to Gambhir, FOUR, full again but some width this time, Gambhir comes on the frontfoot and drives it sweetly through the covers, ends the over with a boundary
Hilfenhaus to Dravid, out Bowled!! Ok this is unbelievable. Dravid is bowled again. 9th time in the last 11 innings he has been out this way, and the 6th time in this series alone. He is shell shocked, and so are India's fans. Anyways this is what happened: Hilfenhaus lands it on length around off, Dravid defends away from the body, it sneaks through the gate, hits his back elbow and hits the off stump. Clarke brought Hilfenhaus back just to dismiss Dravid, and he succeeds again. Dravid b Hilfenhaus 1(9)
Siddle to Gambhir, FOUR, cracking shot. He looks in fine touch. Overpitched outside off, Gambhir leans and drives it hard onto the ground, it bounces over the extra cover fielder and goes all the way
Hilfenhaus to Tendulkar, FOUR, shot! Superb placement as well. Full ball on middle, there is a square leg and a mid wicket but he flicks right between them, no need to run for those.
Lyon to Gambhir, FOUR, superb cover drive. Looks very good when a left hander plays. Nice flight outside off, Gambhir comes on the frontfoot and drives between extra cover and cover, Hilfenhaus chases but in vain
Hilfenhaus to Tendulkar, FOUR, great start by Tendulkar. Overpitched on the pads, Tendulkar flicked it away through mid wicket without any fuss. The ball speeds away to the fence. Didn't hit it in the air as well, that's a trademark Tendulkar shot.
Siddle to Tendulkar, FOUR, beautiful shot. Full on off, Tendulkar wrists it away wide of mid on. Lyon gave a spirited chase, dived forward and tried to pull it back, but couldn't. A super shot as Tendulkar made Siddle pay for that little bit of width he gave
Siddle to Tendulkar, out Caught by Ponting!! Is Tendulkar out? They are checking for the no-ball and the catch. Both are clean. Tendulkar has to go. Loud cheers from the crowd after it is confirmed that Sachin is out. Good ball from Siddle, drew Tendulkar into the forward defence, Tendulkar made the mistake of playing with an open face and the low edge was scooped up at 2nd slip. No doubts about the catch - straight in and well held by Ponting. Reward for persistent bowling from Sid. Tendulkar c Ponting b Siddle 25(69) [4s-3]
Siddle to Laxman, FOUR, top shot. Fab. Laxman at his best. Shades of Sydney 1999 in that checked drive on the up. Nothing but a forward push from VVS and the ball has raced away to the cover fence in a flash.
Siddle to Gambhir, out Caught by Michael Hussey at gully!! Brute! Fab catch from Hussey diving forward as well. Where did that come from? On such a flat wicket to produce a snorter like that tells volumes about Siddle's character. Short one into the chest area of Gambhir, who didn't expect it at all. He was in no position to play that, offered his bat as a shield and it went off the handle. It seemed to be falling short, but Hussey ran in and then dived forward to cup it just as the ball was about to kiss the turf. Gambhir c Michael Hussey b Siddle 34(94) [4s-4]
Ryan Harris to Virat Kohli, FOUR, wristy stuff from Virat Kohli. Angling into off and middle, Virat Kohli clips it through mid wicket. The ball raced away. That should give him lot of confidence
Lyon to Laxman, out Caught by Haddin!! End of Laxman. Well deserved wicket for Lyon. Ordinary shot from VVS. Extra bounce for Lyon, ripped this off break, it pitched and bounced outside off, Laxman tried to run it down and the faint edge was well taken by the keeper. Lyon has bowled really well till now and certainly deserves the wicket. Laxman c Haddin b Lyon 18(43) [4s-1]
Siddle to Virat Kohli, FOUR, shot! Kohli looks the best Indian batsman and by a mile! Full and swinging in, Kohli stays in the crease and works it off the pads to the deep square leg fence, superb use of the wrists!
Ryan Harris to Saha, FOUR, four to start the spell, full and outside off, Saha stays in the crease and square drives it wide of point, not too well timed but had enough to reach the fence
Siddle to Virat Kohli, FOUR, no stopping it this time! Banged in short by Siddle, Kohli rocks back quickly and swivels on his toe before pulling it between mid wicket and mid on, is he not looking good?
Hilfenhaus to Virat Kohli, FOUR, wrong line, strays on the pads and allows Kohli to glance it down to fine leg, 4 bonus runs which Kohli won't mind
Hilfenhaus to Virat Kohli, FOUR, what a shot to bring up his FIFTY! Second consecutive half century for this wonderful talent. Full and straight ball, he gets half forward and flicks it right between mid wicket and mid on, the fielder near the ropes gives chase but he had no chance. Superb shot, one of the very few positives of this disaster of a tour for India
Lyon to Saha, SIX, shot! The small man shows good intent. Goes on his knees and slog-sweeps this over deep mid wicket, times it extremely well and hits it into the crowd. Very well played
Michael Clarke to Virat Kohli, FOUR, poor delivery and Kohli punishes it. Long hop from Pup, Kohli rocks back and pulls it hard to deep mid wicket, hit it with utter disdain
Michael Clarke to Virat Kohli, SIX, more runs. Superb, positive stuff this from Kohli. Another short ball from Clarke, Kohli goes back in a flash and smashes it over deep mid wicket, it wasn't a flat-batted swing, more of a straight-batted loft which sailed way over deep mid. Terrific timing
Lyon to Virat Kohli, FOUR, more positive batting. This pair continues to take on the spinners. Given air and width outside off, Kohli stretches and leans into the cover drive and plays it wide of the fielder there, was a bit uppish but in the gap
Michael Clarke to Virat Kohli, 1 run, 100 partnership up with a square cut to deep point. A much needed show of resillience by India's batsmen, finally!
Ryan Harris to Saha, out Bowled!! Oh dear. Complete misjudgment from Saha. Hold on. Is it a no ball? Not at all. Full delivery pitches just outside off, Saha shoulders arms but the ball nips in a touch to hit off stump. That was surely not pitching too wide to be left alone. Harris strikes just before Tea, and India's search for a wicketless session continues. Saha b Ryan Harris 35(94) [4s-1 6s-1]
Siddle to Ashwin, out Lbw!! The umpire and the bowler change, this time the batsman is given out LBW. Looks to be going down the leg stump. Fuller and angled on the pads, Ashwin looks to flick it, is struck on the pads. Loud appeal from the Aussies and Aleem Dar's finger went up in a jiffy. India lose two quick wickets, Ashwin was looking composed at the crease. Ashwin lbw b Siddle 5(9)
Siddle to Zaheer, out Caught by Haddin!! Five wicket haul for Siddle. Dreadful shot from Zak. Brain-explosion. Length delivery outside off, Zaheer clears his front leg and went for a swing. He gets an outside edge which is lapped up by Haddin. Siddle is on a hat-trick. Zaheer c Haddin b Siddle 0(1)
Ryan Harris to Virat Kohli, FOUR, back of a length delivery outside off, Virat Kohli drives it through the cover region for a boundary. He thumped the ball, Kohli seems to have switched gears
Siddle to Virat Kohli, 2 runs, drives a good length delivery outside off to the cover region and gets to his hundred. Punches the air, lets out a flurry of expletives. He is the first batsman from this India squad to get to the three figure mark on this tour. Lets out a cry and runs away past the umpire. The fielder was playing with the ball and that gave him time to go back for the second. Looks up to the air and kisses his helmet. Siddle was unhappy with the umpire for letting Kohli take the second run.
Ryan Harris to Ishant, FOUR, good length delivery on the off stump, Ishant drives it uppishly through the point region for a boundary. Super shot, now that Kohli has got to his hundred, Ishant has the license to play freely
Ryan Harris to Ishant, FOUR, this shot is even better. Angled in on the middle stump, Ishant makes a bit of room and plays with an open face through the backward point region for another boundary
Hilfenhaus to Virat Kohli, FOUR, this is a shot that will make Ponting proud. Short on the off stump, Virat Kohli pulls it off the front foot to the deep midwicket boundary.
Hilfenhaus to Ishant, FOUR, this shot would have made Ganguly proud!! Short and wide outside off, Ishant makes room and cuts it over the point region for a boundary. Lets out a wry, toothy smile.
Hilfenhaus to Ishant, out Bowled!! It is Hilfy's turn to smile, but he isn't smiling. Fuller length delivery on the off stump, Ishant looks to defend, plays inside the line and misses. The ball crashes into the off stump. Ishant must have been expecting another short ball, but got a fuller one instead. He has played a sweet little cameo. Aus set to take a huge lead. Ishant b Hilfenhaus 16(23) [4s-3]
Ryan Harris to Virat Kohli, FOUR, vintage T20 stuff! Full and on the off stump, Virat Kohli stays in the crease and swings it over the midwicket region for a boundary.
Ryan Harris to Virat Kohli, FOUR, this is an amazing shot. The field was called in and Virat Kohli comes down the track and smacks this back of a length delivery over the cover region for a boundary.
Hilfenhaus to Virat Kohli, out Lbw!! That's the end of the Indian innings. But a bad shot from Kohli. Low full toss on the leg stump, Virat Kohli looks to slog across the line and misses it. He is hit right in front of the stumps, Aleem Dar's finger went up in a jiffy. But what a knock from Kohli. Hilfenhaus, Hussey and Warner congratulate him as he makes his way back. Virat Kohli lbw b Hilfenhaus 116(213) [4s-11 6s-1]
Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, FOUR, Sehwag gets off the mark streakily, short and wide outside off, Sehwag reaches out and plays it uppishly in the gully area, goes just over the outstretched hands of Hussey who leaps up
Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, FOUR, more width outside off, Sehwag cuts hard once more, a much better shot this one, gets it well over the cordon square on the offside and picks up a boundary
Ryan Harris to Gambhir, out Caught by Haddin!! Ryan Harris gets the breakthrough, full and nipping away just a bit, Gambhir had to play it, only gets an edge and it flies to the left of Haddin, he stretches out and takes it neatly and tumbles over. Dharmasena made Gambhir wait as he checked for the no ball but Harris had his foot well behind the line. Clarke did not seem to be too happy with that. He has an animated discussion with the umpires. Gambhir c Haddin b Ryan Harris 3(18)
Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, FOUR, slashed hard and the edge gets him a boundary, wide outside off and he went hard at it in characteristic fashion, only two slips in place now and that probably saved Sehwag
Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, FOUR, another edge, this time it is the leading edge, on the leg, Sehwag was trying to turn it on the onside but it flies well over point, Hilfenhaus is a frustrated man
Siddle to Sehwag, FOUR, another boundary for Sehwag, this was played with total control, short of length and outside off, Sehwag hangs back and punches it sweetly through cover, top shot
Siddle to Sehwag, FOUR, Siddle pitches it up now and Sehwag does not hold back, drives but does not bother to keep it down, gets it well wide of the man at mid off and picks up his 6th boundary
Siddle to Sehwag, FOUR, Very good backfoot punch once more Sehwag, was airborne as he made contact but playes it superbly in the gap through cover, the third boundary of the over
Siddle to Sehwag, FOUR, Sehwag is finding his groove here, short and wide outside off once more but the plan is not working, Sehwag slaps it hard and gets it well over point too, races away with another boundary
Hilfenhaus to Dravid, FOUR, poor delivery from Hilfenhaus and Dravid puts it away, short and width on offer, Dravid stands tall and cuts it nicely in the gap between cover and point to get his first boundary
Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, FOUR, short and wide outside off again, Sehwag leans back and cuts it nicely in the gap between gully and point for yet another boundary
Lyon to Sehwag, FOUR, Lyon drags it short and Sehwag is very quick to move back and slap it nonchalantly through cover for one more boundary
Lyon to Sehwag, FOUR, tossed up now, Sehwag dances down the track and lofts it confidently over mid off for a boundary to bring up his 32nd Test FIFTY, this has been a top knock from the Indian skipper
Lyon to Dravid, FOUR, Dravid breaks the shackles with an uncharacteristic slog sweep, lot of intent being shown though, sees it being tossed up and plays it with the turn in the vacant mid wicket area for a boundary
Siddle to Sehwag, FOUR, not a bad delivery by any means but Sehwag picks a boundary off it, good length and just outside off, Sehwag gets inside the line to punch it hard through cover for a boundary
Lyon to Sehwag, out Caught by Ponting!! Lyon cannot believe his luck, Sehwag is dismissed off a full toss for the second time in the game, Sehwag danced down and was looking to smash it through mid wicket but only gets a top edge and it balloons to cover, Ponting watches it well and laps it up with fingers pointing up. Sehwag c Ponting b Lyon 62(53) [4s-12]
Lyon to Tendulkar, FOUR, Good, positive start from Tendulkar, sees an overpitched delivery and lofts it with elan to the mid wicket fence, off the mark in great style
Ryan Harris to Dravid, FOUR, full and tailing in, Dravid stands tall and was in perfect balance as he whipped it betweeen mid wicket and mid on, Hilfenhaus gives it a good chase but does not manage to prevent the boundary despite a slide
Ryan Harris to Dravid, out Caught by Michael Hussey!! Very poor shot from Dravid, full and wide outside off, Dravid goes for the drive but without much footwork, gets a thick outside edge and goes straight to gully where Hussey makes no mistake, ends a poor tour for Dravid in his last tour of Australia. Just reward for Ryan Harris too for some good persistent bowling. Dravid c Michael Hussey b Ryan Harris 25(71) [4s-3]
Siddle to Laxman, FOUR, Siddle finds the edge with a full, away going delivery but splits Haddin and Clarke, who is standing at second slip, Haddin makes a desperate dive to his right but does not get there, tenttative footwork from Laxman
Lyon to Tendulkar, FOUR, Lyon drags it too short and Tendulkar is quick to put it away, gets right back in the crease and pulls it hard to the square leg fence
Lyon to Tendulkar, out Caught by Ed Cowan!! Tendulkar gets an inside edge onto his pads after it kisses his glove and it lobs up to short leg, much joy for the Aussies but sheer disappointment for the master batsman, he has a long stare at the wicket before starting back, walks off for the last time probably in a Test in Australia and gets a standing ovation from the appreciative crowd. Tendulkar c Ed Cowan b Lyon 13(34) [4s-2]
Lyon to Virat Kohli, FOUR, dragged too short by Lyon and Virat Kohli is quick to rock back and pull it very hard through mid wicket for a boundary, fine way to get off the mark
Hilfenhaus to Virat Kohli, FOUR, streaky boundary. Short of length and outside off, Kohli reaches out and slashes at it, gets a thick edge that flies to third man
Lyon to Laxman, FOUR, poor ball, short and outside off, Laxman stays back and cuts it away through the vacant backward point region, 4 gifts for Laxman
Ryan Harris to Laxman, no run, catch dropped by Ricky Ponting. Loose shot from Laxman but he is lucky to get away. Goes after a very wide one and looks to drive, gets a thick edge to 2nd slip where Ponting drops a very simple chance. Rare sight that, he is such a safe fielder
Ryan Harris to Laxman, FOUR, too straight this time, full and on the leg stump channel which allows Laxman to glance it down to fine leg, nice use of the wrists as always from Laxman
Michael Clarke to Laxman, FOUR, fine shot. Good to see him bat like this, Clarke tosses it up and overpitches, Laxman clears his frontfoot and drives it along the ground through extra cover for a boundary
Lyon to Laxman, out Caught by Shaun Marsh!! The change of bowling has worked. The field placement has worked. Excellent captaincy. All credit to Clarke for this wicket. Not the best of balls - a bit short and turning in, Laxman goes on the backfoot and whips it, hits it well with all his wrists in action but doesn't keep it down, the man at short mid wicket takes a simple catch. Clarke had a man at that position specifically for that shot, and it worked. Laxman walks off for the last time in Australia. What a sad sight, to see him leave in this fashion after getting out to his favourite shot. Laxman c Shaun Marsh b Lyon 35(88) [4s-4]
Siddle to Virat Kohli, out Virat Kohli Run Out!! Unbelievable suicide by Virat Kohli. Stunning piece of fielding, but this is unbelievable really. There is just one over left in the day, there is a nightwatchman to protect him but what does he do? He pushes this to the on side and sets off for a quick single, Hilfy swoops in from mid on and hit direct at the bowler's end, Kohli couldn't get there despite the dive. Just sums up India's performance this tour.. absolutely unbelievable! Virat Kohli run out (Hilfenhaus) 22(62) [4s-2]
Ryan Harris to Ishant, out Caught by Haddin!! Ryan Harris gets the breakthrough, on a good length and just outside off, nips away just a touch too, Ishant tried to tap it on the offside but only gets an edge, Haddin makes no mistake and Australia inch closer to victory. Ishant c Haddin b Ryan Harris 2(12)
Siddle to Saha, out Caught by Haddin!! Full and moving away, makes Saha comes on the frontfoot to drive, not a big stride forward though and he only manages to get a thin edge through to the keeper, the Aussie pacers have done their job quite well today morning. Saha c Haddin b Siddle 3(20)
Siddle to Zaheer, FOUR, short and outside off, Zaheer backs away a touch and throws his bat at it, goes uppishly square on the offside and Shaun Marsh, at point, dives full length to his left but it evades his outstretched hands and reaches the fence
Siddle to Zaheer, FOUR, on the fuller side again, Zaheer stays back and scoops it up on the offside and through the vacant cover area, picks up another boundary
Ryan Harris to Zaheer, FOUR, very full from Ryan Harris, Zaheer gets his frontfoot out of the way and lofts it through extra cover for another boundary, it does not impress Ryan Harris
Hilfenhaus to Zaheer, out Caught by Warner!! Hilfenhaus strikes right away, a wild slog from Zaheer, not too short but Zaheer tries to hoick it on the onside, only manages to get a top edge and it balloons up on the offside, Warner, at cover, accepts the simple chance with glee. Zaheer c Warner b Hilfenhaus 15(18) [4s-3]
Lyon to Ashwin, FOUR, tossed up and Ashwin is quick to come down the track and loft it handsomely over mid on for a boundary, very good hit that
Lyon to Umesh Yadav, out Caught by Haddin!! Lyon gets his fourth and Australia win the series 4-0, this one was just outside off and Umesh Yadav gets a thick edge as he pushes out, good take by Haddin to complete things and the Australians are in a huddle to celebrate. Umesh Yadav c Haddin b Lyon 1(11)
Ryan Harris to Gambhir, FOUR, positive start. Harris starts with a loosener - a full toss outside off, Gambhir leans and square drives it wide of point to the fence
Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, FOUR, this time he connects. Once again full and on the legs, Sehwag flicks it off the pads to the deep square leg fence
Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, 1 run, catch dropped by Ed Cowan. Hilfenhaus continues to spray it full on the pads, Sehwag flicks it firmly in the air, Cowan at mid wicket goes to his left but can't hold on. Easy catch, can Sehwag make use of the life?
Ryan Harris to Sehwag, FOUR, four more to Sehwag, good length but a bit of width, Sehwag drives it on the up through extra cover for a boundary
Ryan Harris to Sehwag, FOUR, and another one. Holds back the length slightly, Sehwag stays back and punches it firmly, collects four more through the same area. Positive stuff this
Siddle to Sehwag, out Caught&Bowled!! What a catch by Siddle! That is terrific reflex action. Siddle starts with a straight low full toss, Sehwag tries to play across the line but doesn't bend enough, the ball lobs back off the bottom part of the bat, it seemed like going away from Siddle but he jumped to his right and plucked it with one hand. What a bowling change, what a start. Sehwag's poor series continues. Sehwag c and b Siddle 18(18) [4s-3]
Siddle to Gambhir, FOUR, full again but some width this time, Gambhir comes on the frontfoot and drives it sweetly through the covers, ends the over with a boundary
Hilfenhaus to Dravid, out Bowled!! Ok this is unbelievable. Dravid is bowled again. 9th time in the last 11 innings he has been out this way, and the 6th time in this series alone. He is shell shocked, and so are India's fans. Anyways this is what happened: Hilfenhaus lands it on length around off, Dravid defends away from the body, it sneaks through the gate, hits his back elbow and hits the off stump. Clarke brought Hilfenhaus back just to dismiss Dravid, and he succeeds again. Dravid b Hilfenhaus 1(9)
Siddle to Gambhir, FOUR, cracking shot. He looks in fine touch. Overpitched outside off, Gambhir leans and drives it hard onto the ground, it bounces over the extra cover fielder and goes all the way
Hilfenhaus to Tendulkar, FOUR, shot! Superb placement as well. Full ball on middle, there is a square leg and a mid wicket but he flicks right between them, no need to run for those.
Lyon to Gambhir, FOUR, superb cover drive. Looks very good when a left hander plays. Nice flight outside off, Gambhir comes on the frontfoot and drives between extra cover and cover, Hilfenhaus chases but in vain
Hilfenhaus to Tendulkar, FOUR, great start by Tendulkar. Overpitched on the pads, Tendulkar flicked it away through mid wicket without any fuss. The ball speeds away to the fence. Didn't hit it in the air as well, that's a trademark Tendulkar shot.
Siddle to Tendulkar, FOUR, beautiful shot. Full on off, Tendulkar wrists it away wide of mid on. Lyon gave a spirited chase, dived forward and tried to pull it back, but couldn't. A super shot as Tendulkar made Siddle pay for that little bit of width he gave
Siddle to Tendulkar, out Caught by Ponting!! Is Tendulkar out? They are checking for the no-ball and the catch. Both are clean. Tendulkar has to go. Loud cheers from the crowd after it is confirmed that Sachin is out. Good ball from Siddle, drew Tendulkar into the forward defence, Tendulkar made the mistake of playing with an open face and the low edge was scooped up at 2nd slip. No doubts about the catch - straight in and well held by Ponting. Reward for persistent bowling from Sid. Tendulkar c Ponting b Siddle 25(69) [4s-3]
Siddle to Laxman, FOUR, top shot. Fab. Laxman at his best. Shades of Sydney 1999 in that checked drive on the up. Nothing but a forward push from VVS and the ball has raced away to the cover fence in a flash.
Siddle to Gambhir, out Caught by Michael Hussey at gully!! Brute! Fab catch from Hussey diving forward as well. Where did that come from? On such a flat wicket to produce a snorter like that tells volumes about Siddle's character. Short one into the chest area of Gambhir, who didn't expect it at all. He was in no position to play that, offered his bat as a shield and it went off the handle. It seemed to be falling short, but Hussey ran in and then dived forward to cup it just as the ball was about to kiss the turf. Gambhir c Michael Hussey b Siddle 34(94) [4s-4]
Ryan Harris to Virat Kohli, FOUR, wristy stuff from Virat Kohli. Angling into off and middle, Virat Kohli clips it through mid wicket. The ball raced away. That should give him lot of confidence
Lyon to Laxman, out Caught by Haddin!! End of Laxman. Well deserved wicket for Lyon. Ordinary shot from VVS. Extra bounce for Lyon, ripped this off break, it pitched and bounced outside off, Laxman tried to run it down and the faint edge was well taken by the keeper. Lyon has bowled really well till now and certainly deserves the wicket. Laxman c Haddin b Lyon 18(43) [4s-1]
Siddle to Virat Kohli, FOUR, shot! Kohli looks the best Indian batsman and by a mile! Full and swinging in, Kohli stays in the crease and works it off the pads to the deep square leg fence, superb use of the wrists!
Ryan Harris to Saha, FOUR, four to start the spell, full and outside off, Saha stays in the crease and square drives it wide of point, not too well timed but had enough to reach the fence
Siddle to Virat Kohli, FOUR, no stopping it this time! Banged in short by Siddle, Kohli rocks back quickly and swivels on his toe before pulling it between mid wicket and mid on, is he not looking good?
Hilfenhaus to Virat Kohli, FOUR, wrong line, strays on the pads and allows Kohli to glance it down to fine leg, 4 bonus runs which Kohli won't mind
Hilfenhaus to Virat Kohli, FOUR, what a shot to bring up his FIFTY! Second consecutive half century for this wonderful talent. Full and straight ball, he gets half forward and flicks it right between mid wicket and mid on, the fielder near the ropes gives chase but he had no chance. Superb shot, one of the very few positives of this disaster of a tour for India
Lyon to Saha, SIX, shot! The small man shows good intent. Goes on his knees and slog-sweeps this over deep mid wicket, times it extremely well and hits it into the crowd. Very well played
Michael Clarke to Virat Kohli, FOUR, poor delivery and Kohli punishes it. Long hop from Pup, Kohli rocks back and pulls it hard to deep mid wicket, hit it with utter disdain
Michael Clarke to Virat Kohli, SIX, more runs. Superb, positive stuff this from Kohli. Another short ball from Clarke, Kohli goes back in a flash and smashes it over deep mid wicket, it wasn't a flat-batted swing, more of a straight-batted loft which sailed way over deep mid. Terrific timing
Lyon to Virat Kohli, FOUR, more positive batting. This pair continues to take on the spinners. Given air and width outside off, Kohli stretches and leans into the cover drive and plays it wide of the fielder there, was a bit uppish but in the gap
Michael Clarke to Virat Kohli, 1 run, 100 partnership up with a square cut to deep point. A much needed show of resillience by India's batsmen, finally!
Ryan Harris to Saha, out Bowled!! Oh dear. Complete misjudgment from Saha. Hold on. Is it a no ball? Not at all. Full delivery pitches just outside off, Saha shoulders arms but the ball nips in a touch to hit off stump. That was surely not pitching too wide to be left alone. Harris strikes just before Tea, and India's search for a wicketless session continues. Saha b Ryan Harris 35(94) [4s-1 6s-1]
Siddle to Ashwin, out Lbw!! The umpire and the bowler change, this time the batsman is given out LBW. Looks to be going down the leg stump. Fuller and angled on the pads, Ashwin looks to flick it, is struck on the pads. Loud appeal from the Aussies and Aleem Dar's finger went up in a jiffy. India lose two quick wickets, Ashwin was looking composed at the crease. Ashwin lbw b Siddle 5(9)
Siddle to Zaheer, out Caught by Haddin!! Five wicket haul for Siddle. Dreadful shot from Zak. Brain-explosion. Length delivery outside off, Zaheer clears his front leg and went for a swing. He gets an outside edge which is lapped up by Haddin. Siddle is on a hat-trick. Zaheer c Haddin b Siddle 0(1)
Ryan Harris to Virat Kohli, FOUR, back of a length delivery outside off, Virat Kohli drives it through the cover region for a boundary. He thumped the ball, Kohli seems to have switched gears
Siddle to Virat Kohli, 2 runs, drives a good length delivery outside off to the cover region and gets to his hundred. Punches the air, lets out a flurry of expletives. He is the first batsman from this India squad to get to the three figure mark on this tour. Lets out a cry and runs away past the umpire. The fielder was playing with the ball and that gave him time to go back for the second. Looks up to the air and kisses his helmet. Siddle was unhappy with the umpire for letting Kohli take the second run.
Ryan Harris to Ishant, FOUR, good length delivery on the off stump, Ishant drives it uppishly through the point region for a boundary. Super shot, now that Kohli has got to his hundred, Ishant has the license to play freely
Ryan Harris to Ishant, FOUR, this shot is even better. Angled in on the middle stump, Ishant makes a bit of room and plays with an open face through the backward point region for another boundary
Hilfenhaus to Virat Kohli, FOUR, this is a shot that will make Ponting proud. Short on the off stump, Virat Kohli pulls it off the front foot to the deep midwicket boundary.
Hilfenhaus to Ishant, FOUR, this shot would have made Ganguly proud!! Short and wide outside off, Ishant makes room and cuts it over the point region for a boundary. Lets out a wry, toothy smile.
Hilfenhaus to Ishant, out Bowled!! It is Hilfy's turn to smile, but he isn't smiling. Fuller length delivery on the off stump, Ishant looks to defend, plays inside the line and misses. The ball crashes into the off stump. Ishant must have been expecting another short ball, but got a fuller one instead. He has played a sweet little cameo. Aus set to take a huge lead. Ishant b Hilfenhaus 16(23) [4s-3]
Ryan Harris to Virat Kohli, FOUR, vintage T20 stuff! Full and on the off stump, Virat Kohli stays in the crease and swings it over the midwicket region for a boundary.
Ryan Harris to Virat Kohli, FOUR, this is an amazing shot. The field was called in and Virat Kohli comes down the track and smacks this back of a length delivery over the cover region for a boundary.
Hilfenhaus to Virat Kohli, out Lbw!! That's the end of the Indian innings. But a bad shot from Kohli. Low full toss on the leg stump, Virat Kohli looks to slog across the line and misses it. He is hit right in front of the stumps, Aleem Dar's finger went up in a jiffy. But what a knock from Kohli. Hilfenhaus, Hussey and Warner congratulate him as he makes his way back. Virat Kohli lbw b Hilfenhaus 116(213) [4s-11 6s-1]
Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, FOUR, Sehwag gets off the mark streakily, short and wide outside off, Sehwag reaches out and plays it uppishly in the gully area, goes just over the outstretched hands of Hussey who leaps up
Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, FOUR, more width outside off, Sehwag cuts hard once more, a much better shot this one, gets it well over the cordon square on the offside and picks up a boundary
Ryan Harris to Gambhir, out Caught by Haddin!! Ryan Harris gets the breakthrough, full and nipping away just a bit, Gambhir had to play it, only gets an edge and it flies to the left of Haddin, he stretches out and takes it neatly and tumbles over. Dharmasena made Gambhir wait as he checked for the no ball but Harris had his foot well behind the line. Clarke did not seem to be too happy with that. He has an animated discussion with the umpires. Gambhir c Haddin b Ryan Harris 3(18)
Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, FOUR, slashed hard and the edge gets him a boundary, wide outside off and he went hard at it in characteristic fashion, only two slips in place now and that probably saved Sehwag
Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, FOUR, another edge, this time it is the leading edge, on the leg, Sehwag was trying to turn it on the onside but it flies well over point, Hilfenhaus is a frustrated man
Siddle to Sehwag, FOUR, another boundary for Sehwag, this was played with total control, short of length and outside off, Sehwag hangs back and punches it sweetly through cover, top shot
Siddle to Sehwag, FOUR, Siddle pitches it up now and Sehwag does not hold back, drives but does not bother to keep it down, gets it well wide of the man at mid off and picks up his 6th boundary
Siddle to Sehwag, FOUR, Very good backfoot punch once more Sehwag, was airborne as he made contact but playes it superbly in the gap through cover, the third boundary of the over
Siddle to Sehwag, FOUR, Sehwag is finding his groove here, short and wide outside off once more but the plan is not working, Sehwag slaps it hard and gets it well over point too, races away with another boundary
Hilfenhaus to Dravid, FOUR, poor delivery from Hilfenhaus and Dravid puts it away, short and width on offer, Dravid stands tall and cuts it nicely in the gap between cover and point to get his first boundary
Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, FOUR, short and wide outside off again, Sehwag leans back and cuts it nicely in the gap between gully and point for yet another boundary
Lyon to Sehwag, FOUR, Lyon drags it short and Sehwag is very quick to move back and slap it nonchalantly through cover for one more boundary
Lyon to Sehwag, FOUR, tossed up now, Sehwag dances down the track and lofts it confidently over mid off for a boundary to bring up his 32nd Test FIFTY, this has been a top knock from the Indian skipper
Lyon to Dravid, FOUR, Dravid breaks the shackles with an uncharacteristic slog sweep, lot of intent being shown though, sees it being tossed up and plays it with the turn in the vacant mid wicket area for a boundary
Siddle to Sehwag, FOUR, not a bad delivery by any means but Sehwag picks a boundary off it, good length and just outside off, Sehwag gets inside the line to punch it hard through cover for a boundary
Lyon to Sehwag, out Caught by Ponting!! Lyon cannot believe his luck, Sehwag is dismissed off a full toss for the second time in the game, Sehwag danced down and was looking to smash it through mid wicket but only gets a top edge and it balloons to cover, Ponting watches it well and laps it up with fingers pointing up. Sehwag c Ponting b Lyon 62(53) [4s-12]
Lyon to Tendulkar, FOUR, Good, positive start from Tendulkar, sees an overpitched delivery and lofts it with elan to the mid wicket fence, off the mark in great style
Ryan Harris to Dravid, FOUR, full and tailing in, Dravid stands tall and was in perfect balance as he whipped it betweeen mid wicket and mid on, Hilfenhaus gives it a good chase but does not manage to prevent the boundary despite a slide
Ryan Harris to Dravid, out Caught by Michael Hussey!! Very poor shot from Dravid, full and wide outside off, Dravid goes for the drive but without much footwork, gets a thick outside edge and goes straight to gully where Hussey makes no mistake, ends a poor tour for Dravid in his last tour of Australia. Just reward for Ryan Harris too for some good persistent bowling. Dravid c Michael Hussey b Ryan Harris 25(71) [4s-3]
Siddle to Laxman, FOUR, Siddle finds the edge with a full, away going delivery but splits Haddin and Clarke, who is standing at second slip, Haddin makes a desperate dive to his right but does not get there, tenttative footwork from Laxman
Lyon to Tendulkar, FOUR, Lyon drags it too short and Tendulkar is quick to put it away, gets right back in the crease and pulls it hard to the square leg fence
Lyon to Tendulkar, out Caught by Ed Cowan!! Tendulkar gets an inside edge onto his pads after it kisses his glove and it lobs up to short leg, much joy for the Aussies but sheer disappointment for the master batsman, he has a long stare at the wicket before starting back, walks off for the last time probably in a Test in Australia and gets a standing ovation from the appreciative crowd. Tendulkar c Ed Cowan b Lyon 13(34) [4s-2]
Lyon to Virat Kohli, FOUR, dragged too short by Lyon and Virat Kohli is quick to rock back and pull it very hard through mid wicket for a boundary, fine way to get off the mark
Hilfenhaus to Virat Kohli, FOUR, streaky boundary. Short of length and outside off, Kohli reaches out and slashes at it, gets a thick edge that flies to third man
Lyon to Laxman, FOUR, poor ball, short and outside off, Laxman stays back and cuts it away through the vacant backward point region, 4 gifts for Laxman
Ryan Harris to Laxman, no run, catch dropped by Ricky Ponting. Loose shot from Laxman but he is lucky to get away. Goes after a very wide one and looks to drive, gets a thick edge to 2nd slip where Ponting drops a very simple chance. Rare sight that, he is such a safe fielder
Ryan Harris to Laxman, FOUR, too straight this time, full and on the leg stump channel which allows Laxman to glance it down to fine leg, nice use of the wrists as always from Laxman
Michael Clarke to Laxman, FOUR, fine shot. Good to see him bat like this, Clarke tosses it up and overpitches, Laxman clears his frontfoot and drives it along the ground through extra cover for a boundary
Lyon to Laxman, out Caught by Shaun Marsh!! The change of bowling has worked. The field placement has worked. Excellent captaincy. All credit to Clarke for this wicket. Not the best of balls - a bit short and turning in, Laxman goes on the backfoot and whips it, hits it well with all his wrists in action but doesn't keep it down, the man at short mid wicket takes a simple catch. Clarke had a man at that position specifically for that shot, and it worked. Laxman walks off for the last time in Australia. What a sad sight, to see him leave in this fashion after getting out to his favourite shot. Laxman c Shaun Marsh b Lyon 35(88) [4s-4]
Siddle to Virat Kohli, out Virat Kohli Run Out!! Unbelievable suicide by Virat Kohli. Stunning piece of fielding, but this is unbelievable really. There is just one over left in the day, there is a nightwatchman to protect him but what does he do? He pushes this to the on side and sets off for a quick single, Hilfy swoops in from mid on and hit direct at the bowler's end, Kohli couldn't get there despite the dive. Just sums up India's performance this tour.. absolutely unbelievable! Virat Kohli run out (Hilfenhaus) 22(62) [4s-2]
Ryan Harris to Ishant, out Caught by Haddin!! Ryan Harris gets the breakthrough, on a good length and just outside off, nips away just a touch too, Ishant tried to tap it on the offside but only gets an edge, Haddin makes no mistake and Australia inch closer to victory. Ishant c Haddin b Ryan Harris 2(12)
Siddle to Saha, out Caught by Haddin!! Full and moving away, makes Saha comes on the frontfoot to drive, not a big stride forward though and he only manages to get a thin edge through to the keeper, the Aussie pacers have done their job quite well today morning. Saha c Haddin b Siddle 3(20)
Siddle to Zaheer, FOUR, short and outside off, Zaheer backs away a touch and throws his bat at it, goes uppishly square on the offside and Shaun Marsh, at point, dives full length to his left but it evades his outstretched hands and reaches the fence
Siddle to Zaheer, FOUR, on the fuller side again, Zaheer stays back and scoops it up on the offside and through the vacant cover area, picks up another boundary
Ryan Harris to Zaheer, FOUR, very full from Ryan Harris, Zaheer gets his frontfoot out of the way and lofts it through extra cover for another boundary, it does not impress Ryan Harris
Hilfenhaus to Zaheer, out Caught by Warner!! Hilfenhaus strikes right away, a wild slog from Zaheer, not too short but Zaheer tries to hoick it on the onside, only manages to get a top edge and it balloons up on the offside, Warner, at cover, accepts the simple chance with glee. Zaheer c Warner b Hilfenhaus 15(18) [4s-3]
Lyon to Ashwin, FOUR, tossed up and Ashwin is quick to come down the track and loft it handsomely over mid on for a boundary, very good hit that
Lyon to Umesh Yadav, out Caught by Haddin!! Lyon gets his fourth and Australia win the series 4-0, this one was just outside off and Umesh Yadav gets a thick edge as he pushes out, good take by Haddin to complete things and the Australians are in a huddle to celebrate. Umesh Yadav c Haddin b Lyon 1(11)
Ryan Harris to Gambhir, FOUR, positive start. Harris starts with a loosener - a full toss outside off, Gambhir leans and square drives it wide of point to the fence
Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, FOUR, this time he connects. Once again full and on the legs, Sehwag flicks it off the pads to the deep square leg fence
Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, 1 run, catch dropped by Ed Cowan. Hilfenhaus continues to spray it full on the pads, Sehwag flicks it firmly in the air, Cowan at mid wicket goes to his left but can't hold on. Easy catch, can Sehwag make use of the life?
Ryan Harris to Sehwag, FOUR, four more to Sehwag, good length but a bit of width, Sehwag drives it on the up through extra cover for a boundary
Ryan Harris to Sehwag, FOUR, and another one. Holds back the length slightly, Sehwag stays back and punches it firmly, collects four more through the same area. Positive stuff this
Siddle to Sehwag, out Caught&Bowled!! What a catch by Siddle! That is terrific reflex action. Siddle starts with a straight low full toss, Sehwag tries to play across the line but doesn't bend enough, the ball lobs back off the bottom part of the bat, it seemed like going away from Siddle but he jumped to his right and plucked it with one hand. What a bowling change, what a start. Sehwag's poor series continues. Sehwag c and b Siddle 18(18) [4s-3]
Siddle to Gambhir, FOUR, full again but some width this time, Gambhir comes on the frontfoot and drives it sweetly through the covers, ends the over with a boundary
Hilfenhaus to Dravid, out Bowled!! Ok this is unbelievable. Dravid is bowled again. 9th time in the last 11 innings he has been out this way, and the 6th time in this series alone. He is shell shocked, and so are India's fans. Anyways this is what happened: Hilfenhaus lands it on length around off, Dravid defends away from the body, it sneaks through the gate, hits his back elbow and hits the off stump. Clarke brought Hilfenhaus back just to dismiss Dravid, and he succeeds again. Dravid b Hilfenhaus 1(9)
Siddle to Gambhir, FOUR, cracking shot. He looks in fine touch. Overpitched outside off, Gambhir leans and drives it hard onto the ground, it bounces over the extra cover fielder and goes all the way
Hilfenhaus to Tendulkar, FOUR, shot! Superb placement as well. Full ball on middle, there is a square leg and a mid wicket but he flicks right between them, no need to run for those.
Lyon to Gambhir, FOUR, superb cover drive. Looks very good when a left hander plays. Nice flight outside off, Gambhir comes on the frontfoot and drives between extra cover and cover, Hilfenhaus chases but in vain
Hilfenhaus to Tendulkar, FOUR, great start by Tendulkar. Overpitched on the pads, Tendulkar flicked it away through mid wicket without any fuss. The ball speeds away to the fence. Didn't hit it in the air as well, that's a trademark Tendulkar shot.
Siddle to Tendulkar, FOUR, beautiful shot. Full on off, Tendulkar wrists it away wide of mid on. Lyon gave a spirited chase, dived forward and tried to pull it back, but couldn't. A super shot as Tendulkar made Siddle pay for that little bit of width he gave
Siddle to Tendulkar, out Caught by Ponting!! Is Tendulkar out? They are checking for the no-ball and the catch. Both are clean. Tendulkar has to go. Loud cheers from the crowd after it is confirmed that Sachin is out. Good ball from Siddle, drew Tendulkar into the forward defence, Tendulkar made the mistake of playing with an open face and the low edge was scooped up at 2nd slip. No doubts about the catch - straight in and well held by Ponting. Reward for persistent bowling from Sid. Tendulkar c Ponting b Siddle 25(69) [4s-3]
Siddle to Laxman, FOUR, top shot. Fab. Laxman at his best. Shades of Sydney 1999 in that checked drive on the up. Nothing but a forward push from VVS and the ball has raced away to the cover fence in a flash.
Siddle to Gambhir, out Caught by Michael Hussey at gully!! Brute! Fab catch from Hussey diving forward as well. Where did that come from? On such a flat wicket to produce a snorter like that tells volumes about Siddle's character. Short one into the chest area of Gambhir, who didn't expect it at all. He was in no position to play that, offered his bat as a shield and it went off the handle. It seemed to be falling short, but Hussey ran in and then dived forward to cup it just as the ball was about to kiss the turf. Gambhir c Michael Hussey b Siddle 34(94) [4s-4]
Ryan Harris to Virat Kohli, FOUR, wristy stuff from Virat Kohli. Angling into off and middle, Virat Kohli clips it through mid wicket. The ball raced away. That should give him lot of confidence
Lyon to Laxman, out Caught by Haddin!! End of Laxman. Well deserved wicket for Lyon. Ordinary shot from VVS. Extra bounce for Lyon, ripped this off break, it pitched and bounced outside off, Laxman tried to run it down and the faint edge was well taken by the keeper. Lyon has bowled really well till now and certainly deserves the wicket. Laxman c Haddin b Lyon 18(43) [4s-1]
Siddle to Virat Kohli, FOUR, shot! Kohli looks the best Indian batsman and by a mile! Full and swinging in, Kohli stays in the crease and works it off the pads to the deep square leg fence, superb use of the wrists!
Ryan Harris to Saha, FOUR, four to start the spell, full and outside off, Saha stays in the crease and square drives it wide of point, not too well timed but had enough to reach the fence
Siddle to Virat Kohli, FOUR, no stopping it this time! Banged in short by Siddle, Kohli rocks back quickly and swivels on his toe before pulling it between mid wicket and mid on, is he not looking good?
Hilfenhaus to Virat Kohli, FOUR, wrong line, strays on the pads and allows Kohli to glance it down to fine leg, 4 bonus runs which Kohli won't mind
Hilfenhaus to Virat Kohli, FOUR, what a shot to bring up his FIFTY! Second consecutive half century for this wonderful talent. Full and straight ball, he gets half forward and flicks it right between mid wicket and mid on, the fielder near the ropes gives chase but he had no chance. Superb shot, one of the very few positives of this disaster of a tour for India
Lyon to Saha, SIX, shot! The small man shows good intent. Goes on his knees and slog-sweeps this over deep mid wicket, times it extremely well and hits it into the crowd. Very well played
Michael Clarke to Virat Kohli, FOUR, poor delivery and Kohli punishes it. Long hop from Pup, Kohli rocks back and pulls it hard to deep mid wicket, hit it with utter disdain
Michael Clarke to Virat Kohli, SIX, more runs. Superb, positive stuff this from Kohli. Another short ball from Clarke, Kohli goes back in a flash and smashes it over deep mid wicket, it wasn't a flat-batted swing, more of a straight-batted loft which sailed way over deep mid. Terrific timing
Lyon to Virat Kohli, FOUR, more positive batting. This pair continues to take on the spinners. Given air and width outside off, Kohli stretches and leans into the cover drive and plays it wide of the fielder there, was a bit uppish but in the gap
Michael Clarke to Virat Kohli, 1 run, 100 partnership up with a square cut to deep point. A much needed show of resillience by India's batsmen, finally!
Ryan Harris to Saha, out Bowled!! Oh dear. Complete misjudgment from Saha. Hold on. Is it a no ball? Not at all. Full delivery pitches just outside off, Saha shoulders arms but the ball nips in a touch to hit off stump. That was surely not pitching too wide to be left alone. Harris strikes just before Tea, and India's search for a wicketless session continues. Saha b Ryan Harris 35(94) [4s-1 6s-1]
Siddle to Ashwin, out Lbw!! The umpire and the bowler change, this time the batsman is given out LBW. Looks to be going down the leg stump. Fuller and angled on the pads, Ashwin looks to flick it, is struck on the pads. Loud appeal from the Aussies and Aleem Dar's finger went up in a jiffy. India lose two quick wickets, Ashwin was looking composed at the crease. Ashwin lbw b Siddle 5(9)
Siddle to Zaheer, out Caught by Haddin!! Five wicket haul for Siddle. Dreadful shot from Zak. Brain-explosion. Length delivery outside off, Zaheer clears his front leg and went for a swing. He gets an outside edge which is lapped up by Haddin. Siddle is on a hat-trick. Zaheer c Haddin b Siddle 0(1)
Ryan Harris to Virat Kohli, FOUR, back of a length delivery outside off, Virat Kohli drives it through the cover region for a boundary. He thumped the ball, Kohli seems to have switched gears
Siddle to Virat Kohli, 2 runs, drives a good length delivery outside off to the cover region and gets to his hundred. Punches the air, lets out a flurry of expletives. He is the first batsman from this India squad to get to the three figure mark on this tour. Lets out a cry and runs away past the umpire. The fielder was playing with the ball and that gave him time to go back for the second. Looks up to the air and kisses his helmet. Siddle was unhappy with the umpire for letting Kohli take the second run.
Ryan Harris to Ishant, FOUR, good length delivery on the off stump, Ishant drives it uppishly through the point region for a boundary. Super shot, now that Kohli has got to his hundred, Ishant has the license to play freely
Ryan Harris to Ishant, FOUR, this shot is even better. Angled in on the middle stump, Ishant makes a bit of room and plays with an open face through the backward point region for another boundary
Hilfenhaus to Virat Kohli, FOUR, this is a shot that will make Ponting proud. Short on the off stump, Virat Kohli pulls it off the front foot to the deep midwicket boundary.
Hilfenhaus to Ishant, FOUR, this shot would have made Ganguly proud!! Short and wide outside off, Ishant makes room and cuts it over the point region for a boundary. Lets out a wry, toothy smile.
Hilfenhaus to Ishant, out Bowled!! It is Hilfy's turn to smile, but he isn't smiling. Fuller length delivery on the off stump, Ishant looks to defend, plays inside the line and misses. The ball crashes into the off stump. Ishant must have been expecting another short ball, but got a fuller one instead. He has played a sweet little cameo. Aus set to take a huge lead. Ishant b Hilfenhaus 16(23) [4s-3]
Ryan Harris to Virat Kohli, FOUR, vintage T20 stuff! Full and on the off stump, Virat Kohli stays in the crease and swings it over the midwicket region for a boundary.
Ryan Harris to Virat Kohli, FOUR, this is an amazing shot. The field was called in and Virat Kohli comes down the track and smacks this back of a length delivery over the cover region for a boundary.
Hilfenhaus to Virat Kohli, out Lbw!! That's the end of the Indian innings. But a bad shot from Kohli. Low full toss on the leg stump, Virat Kohli looks to slog across the line and misses it. He is hit right in front of the stumps, Aleem Dar's finger went up in a jiffy. But what a knock from Kohli. Hilfenhaus, Hussey and Warner congratulate him as he makes his way back. Virat Kohli lbw b Hilfenhaus 116(213) [4s-11 6s-1]
Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, FOUR, Sehwag gets off the mark streakily, short and wide outside off, Sehwag reaches out and plays it uppishly in the gully area, goes just over the outstretched hands of Hussey who leaps up
Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, FOUR, more width outside off, Sehwag cuts hard once more, a much better shot this one, gets it well over the cordon square on the offside and picks up a boundary
Ryan Harris to Gambhir, out Caught by Haddin!! Ryan Harris gets the breakthrough, full and nipping away just a bit, Gambhir had to play it, only gets an edge and it flies to the left of Haddin, he stretches out and takes it neatly and tumbles over. Dharmasena made Gambhir wait as he checked for the no ball but Harris had his foot well behind the line. Clarke did not seem to be too happy with that. He has an animated discussion with the umpires. Gambhir c Haddin b Ryan Harris 3(18)
Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, FOUR, slashed hard and the edge gets him a boundary, wide outside off and he went hard at it in characteristic fashion, only two slips in place now and that probably saved Sehwag
Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, FOUR, another edge, this time it is the leading edge, on the leg, Sehwag was trying to turn it on the onside but it flies well over point, Hilfenhaus is a frustrated man
Siddle to Sehwag, FOUR, another boundary for Sehwag, this was played with total control, short of length and outside off, Sehwag hangs back and punches it sweetly through cover, top shot
Siddle to Sehwag, FOUR, Siddle pitches it up now and Sehwag does not hold back, drives but does not bother to keep it down, gets it well wide of the man at mid off and picks up his 6th boundary
Siddle to Sehwag, FOUR, Very good backfoot punch once more Sehwag, was airborne as he made contact but playes it superbly in the gap through cover, the third boundary of the over
Siddle to Sehwag, FOUR, Sehwag is finding his groove here, short and wide outside off once more but the plan is not working, Sehwag slaps it hard and gets it well over point too, races away with another boundary
Hilfenhaus to Dravid, FOUR, poor delivery from Hilfenhaus and Dravid puts it away, short and width on offer, Dravid stands tall and cuts it nicely in the gap between cover and point to get his first boundary
Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, FOUR, short and wide outside off again, Sehwag leans back and cuts it nicely in the gap between gully and point for yet another boundary
Lyon to Sehwag, FOUR, Lyon drags it short and Sehwag is very quick to move back and slap it nonchalantly through cover for one more boundary
Lyon to Sehwag, FOUR, tossed up now, Sehwag dances down the track and lofts it confidently over mid off for a boundary to bring up his 32nd Test FIFTY, this has been a top knock from the Indian skipper
Lyon to Dravid, FOUR, Dravid breaks the shackles with an uncharacteristic slog sweep, lot of intent being shown though, sees it being tossed up and plays it with the turn in the vacant mid wicket area for a boundary
Siddle to Sehwag, FOUR, not a bad delivery by any means but Sehwag picks a boundary off it, good length and just outside off, Sehwag gets inside the line to punch it hard through cover for a boundary
Lyon to Sehwag, out Caught by Ponting!! Lyon cannot believe his luck, Sehwag is dismissed off a full toss for the second time in the game, Sehwag danced down and was looking to smash it through mid wicket but only gets a top edge and it balloons to cover, Ponting watches it well and laps it up with fingers pointing up. Sehwag c Ponting b Lyon 62(53) [4s-12]
Lyon to Tendulkar, FOUR, Good, positive start from Tendulkar, sees an overpitched delivery and lofts it with elan to the mid wicket fence, off the mark in great style
Ryan Harris to Dravid, FOUR, full and tailing in, Dravid stands tall and was in perfect balance as he whipped it betweeen mid wicket and mid on, Hilfenhaus gives it a good chase but does not manage to prevent the boundary despite a slide
Ryan Harris to Dravid, out Caught by Michael Hussey!! Very poor shot from Dravid, full and wide outside off, Dravid goes for the drive but without much footwork, gets a thick outside edge and goes straight to gully where Hussey makes no mistake, ends a poor tour for Dravid in his last tour of Australia. Just reward for Ryan Harris too for some good persistent bowling. Dravid c Michael Hussey b Ryan Harris 25(71) [4s-3]
Siddle to Laxman, FOUR, Siddle finds the edge with a full, away going delivery but splits Haddin and Clarke, who is standing at second slip, Haddin makes a desperate dive to his right but does not get there, tenttative footwork from Laxman
Lyon to Tendulkar, FOUR, Lyon drags it too short and Tendulkar is quick to put it away, gets right back in the crease and pulls it hard to the square leg fence
Lyon to Tendulkar, out Caught by Ed Cowan!! Tendulkar gets an inside edge onto his pads after it kisses his glove and it lobs up to short leg, much joy for the Aussies but sheer disappointment for the master batsman, he has a long stare at the wicket before starting back, walks off for the last time probably in a Test in Australia and gets a standing ovation from the appreciative crowd. Tendulkar c Ed Cowan b Lyon 13(34) [4s-2]
Lyon to Virat Kohli, FOUR, dragged too short by Lyon and Virat Kohli is quick to rock back and pull it very hard through mid wicket for a boundary, fine way to get off the mark
Hilfenhaus to Virat Kohli, FOUR, streaky boundary. Short of length and outside off, Kohli reaches out and slashes at it, gets a thick edge that flies to third man
Lyon to Laxman, FOUR, poor ball, short and outside off, Laxman stays back and cuts it away through the vacant backward point region, 4 gifts for Laxman
Ryan Harris to Laxman, no run, catch dropped by Ricky Ponting. Loose shot from Laxman but he is lucky to get away. Goes after a very wide one and looks to drive, gets a thick edge to 2nd slip where Ponting drops a very simple chance. Rare sight that, he is such a safe fielder
Ryan Harris to Laxman, FOUR, too straight this time, full and on the leg stump channel which allows Laxman to glance it down to fine leg, nice use of the wrists as always from Laxman
Michael Clarke to Laxman, FOUR, fine shot. Good to see him bat like this, Clarke tosses it up and overpitches, Laxman clears his frontfoot and drives it along the ground through extra cover for a boundary
Lyon to Laxman, out Caught by Shaun Marsh!! The change of bowling has worked. The field placement has worked. Excellent captaincy. All credit to Clarke for this wicket. Not the best of balls - a bit short and turning in, Laxman goes on the backfoot and whips it, hits it well with all his wrists in action but doesn't keep it down, the man at short mid wicket takes a simple catch. Clarke had a man at that position specifically for that shot, and it worked. Laxman walks off for the last time in Australia. What a sad sight, to see him leave in this fashion after getting out to his favourite shot. Laxman c Shaun Marsh b Lyon 35(88) [4s-4]
Siddle to Virat Kohli, out Virat Kohli Run Out!! Unbelievable suicide by Virat Kohli. Stunning piece of fielding, but this is unbelievable really. There is just one over left in the day, there is a nightwatchman to protect him but what does he do? He pushes this to the on side and sets off for a quick single, Hilfy swoops in from mid on and hit direct at the bowler's end, Kohli couldn't get there despite the dive. Just sums up India's performance this tour.. absolutely unbelievable! Virat Kohli run out (Hilfenhaus) 22(62) [4s-2]
Ryan Harris to Ishant, out Caught by Haddin!! Ryan Harris gets the breakthrough, on a good length and just outside off, nips away just a touch too, Ishant tried to tap it on the offside but only gets an edge, Haddin makes no mistake and Australia inch closer to victory. Ishant c Haddin b Ryan Harris 2(12)
Siddle to Saha, out Caught by Haddin!! Full and moving away, makes Saha comes on the frontfoot to drive, not a big stride forward though and he only manages to get a thin edge through to the keeper, the Aussie pacers have done their job quite well today morning. Saha c Haddin b Siddle 3(20)
Siddle to Zaheer, FOUR, short and outside off, Zaheer backs away a touch and throws his bat at it, goes uppishly square on the offside and Shaun Marsh, at point, dives full length to his left but it evades his outstretched hands and reaches the fence
Siddle to Zaheer, FOUR, on the fuller side again, Zaheer stays back and scoops it up on the offside and through the vacant cover area, picks up another boundary
Ryan Harris to Zaheer, FOUR, very full from Ryan Harris, Zaheer gets his frontfoot out of the way and lofts it through extra cover for another boundary, it does not impress Ryan Harris
Hilfenhaus to Zaheer, out Caught by Warner!! Hilfenhaus strikes right away, a wild slog from Zaheer, not too short but Zaheer tries to hoick it on the onside, only manages to get a top edge and it balloons up on the offside, Warner, at cover, accepts the simple chance with glee. Zaheer c Warner b Hilfenhaus 15(18) [4s-3]
Lyon to Ashwin, FOUR, tossed up and Ashwin is quick to come down the track and loft it handsomely over mid on for a boundary, very good hit that
Lyon to Umesh Yadav, out Caught by Haddin!! Lyon gets his fourth and Australia win the series 4-0, this one was just outside off and Umesh Yadav gets a thick edge as he pushes out, good take by Haddin to complete things and the Australians are in a huddle to celebrate. Umesh Yadav c Haddin b Lyon 1(11)
Ryan Harris to Gambhir, FOUR, positive start. Harris starts with a loosener - a full toss outside off, Gambhir leans and square drives it wide of point to the fence
Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, FOUR, this time he connects. Once again full and on the legs, Sehwag flicks it off the pads to the deep square leg fence
Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, 1 run, catch dropped by Ed Cowan. Hilfenhaus continues to spray it full on the pads, Sehwag flicks it firmly in the air, Cowan at mid wicket goes to his left but can't hold on. Easy catch, can Sehwag make use of the life?
Ryan Harris to Sehwag, FOUR, four more to Sehwag, good length but a bit of width, Sehwag drives it on the up through extra cover for a boundary
Ryan Harris to Sehwag, FOUR, and another one. Holds back the length slightly, Sehwag stays back and punches it firmly, collects four more through the same area. Positive stuff this
Siddle to Sehwag, out Caught&Bowled!! What a catch by Siddle! That is terrific reflex action. Siddle starts with a straight low full toss, Sehwag tries to play across the line but doesn't bend enough, the ball lobs back off the bottom part of the bat, it seemed like going away from Siddle but he jumped to his right and plucked it with one hand. What a bowling change, what a start. Sehwag's poor series continues. Sehwag c and b Siddle 18(18) [4s-3]
Siddle to Gambhir, FOUR, full again but some width this time, Gambhir comes on the frontfoot and drives it sweetly through the covers, ends the over with a boundary
Hilfenhaus to Dravid, out Bowled!! Ok this is unbelievable. Dravid is bowled again. 9th time in the last 11 innings he has been out this way, and the 6th time in this series alone. He is shell shocked, and so are India's fans. Anyways this is what happened: Hilfenhaus lands it on length around off, Dravid defends away from the body, it sneaks through the gate, hits his back elbow and hits the off stump. Clarke brought Hilfenhaus back just to dismiss Dravid, and he succeeds again. Dravid b Hilfenhaus 1(9)
Siddle to Gambhir, FOUR, cracking shot. He looks in fine touch. Overpitched outside off, Gambhir leans and drives it hard onto the ground, it bounces over the extra cover fielder and goes all the way
Hilfenhaus to Tendulkar, FOUR, shot! Superb placement as well. Full ball on middle, there is a square leg and a mid wicket but he flicks right between them, no need to run for those.
Lyon to Gambhir, FOUR, superb cover drive. Looks very good when a left hander plays. Nice flight outside off, Gambhir comes on the frontfoot and drives between extra cover and cover, Hilfenhaus chases but in vain
Hilfenhaus to Tendulkar, FOUR, great start by Tendulkar. Overpitched on the pads, Tendulkar flicked it away through mid wicket without any fuss. The ball speeds away to the fence. Didn't hit it in the air as well, that's a trademark Tendulkar shot.
Siddle to Tendulkar, FOUR, beautiful shot. Full on off, Tendulkar wrists it away wide of mid on. Lyon gave a spirited chase, dived forward and tried to pull it back, but couldn't. A super shot as Tendulkar made Siddle pay for that little bit of width he gave
Siddle to Tendulkar, out Caught by Ponting!! Is Tendulkar out? They are checking for the no-ball and the catch. Both are clean. Tendulkar has to go. Loud cheers from the crowd after it is confirmed that Sachin is out. Good ball from Siddle, drew Tendulkar into the forward defence, Tendulkar made the mistake of playing with an open face and the low edge was scooped up at 2nd slip. No doubts about the catch - straight in and well held by Ponting. Reward for persistent bowling from Sid. Tendulkar c Ponting b Siddle 25(69) [4s-3]
Siddle to Laxman, FOUR, top shot. Fab. Laxman at his best. Shades of Sydney 1999 in that checked drive on the up. Nothing but a forward push from VVS and the ball has raced away to the cover fence in a flash.
Siddle to Gambhir, out Caught by Michael Hussey at gully!! Brute! Fab catch from Hussey diving forward as well. Where did that come from? On such a flat wicket to produce a snorter like that tells volumes about Siddle's character. Short one into the chest area of Gambhir, who didn't expect it at all. He was in no position to play that, offered his bat as a shield and it went off the handle. It seemed to be falling short, but Hussey ran in and then dived forward to cup it just as the ball was about to kiss the turf. Gambhir c Michael Hussey b Siddle 34(94) [4s-4]
Ryan Harris to Virat Kohli, FOUR, wristy stuff from Virat Kohli. Angling into off and middle, Virat Kohli clips it through mid wicket. The ball raced away. That should give him lot of confidence
Lyon to Laxman, out Caught by Haddin!! End of Laxman. Well deserved wicket for Lyon. Ordinary shot from VVS. Extra bounce for Lyon, ripped this off break, it pitched and bounced outside off, Laxman tried to run it down and the faint edge was well taken by the keeper. Lyon has bowled really well till now and certainly deserves the wicket. Laxman c Haddin b Lyon 18(43) [4s-1]
Siddle to Virat Kohli, FOUR, shot! Kohli looks the best Indian batsman and by a mile! Full and swinging in, Kohli stays in the crease and works it off the pads to the deep square leg fence, superb use of the wrists!
Ryan Harris to Saha, FOUR, four to start the spell, full and outside off, Saha stays in the crease and square drives it wide of point, not too well timed but had enough to reach the fence
Siddle to Virat Kohli, FOUR, no stopping it this time! Banged in short by Siddle, Kohli rocks back quickly and swivels on his toe before pulling it between mid wicket and mid on, is he not looking good?
Hilfenhaus to Virat Kohli, FOUR, wrong line, strays on the pads and allows Kohli to glance it down to fine leg, 4 bonus runs which Kohli won't mind
Hilfenhaus to Virat Kohli, FOUR, what a shot to bring up his FIFTY! Second consecutive half century for this wonderful talent. Full and straight ball, he gets half forward and flicks it right between mid wicket and mid on, the fielder near the ropes gives chase but he had no chance. Superb shot, one of the very few positives of this disaster of a tour for India
Lyon to Saha, SIX, shot! The small man shows good intent. Goes on his knees and slog-sweeps this over deep mid wicket, times it extremely well and hits it into the crowd. Very well played
Michael Clarke to Virat Kohli, FOUR, poor delivery and Kohli punishes it. Long hop from Pup, Kohli rocks back and pulls it hard to deep mid wicket, hit it with utter disdain
Michael Clarke to Virat Kohli, SIX, more runs. Superb, positive stuff this from Kohli. Another short ball from Clarke, Kohli goes back in a flash and smashes it over deep mid wicket, it wasn't a flat-batted swing, more of a straight-batted loft which sailed way over deep mid. Terrific timing
Lyon to Virat Kohli, FOUR, more positive batting. This pair continues to take on the spinners. Given air and width outside off, Kohli stretches and leans into the cover drive and plays it wide of the fielder there, was a bit uppish but in the gap
Michael Clarke to Virat Kohli, 1 run, 100 partnership up with a square cut to deep point. A much needed show of resillience by India's batsmen, finally!
Ryan Harris to Saha, out Bowled!! Oh dear. Complete misjudgment from Saha. Hold on. Is it a no ball? Not at all. Full delivery pitches just outside off, Saha shoulders arms but the ball nips in a touch to hit off stump. That was surely not pitching too wide to be left alone. Harris strikes just before Tea, and India's search for a wicketless session continues. Saha b Ryan Harris 35(94) [4s-1 6s-1]
Siddle to Ashwin, out Lbw!! The umpire and the bowler change, this time the batsman is given out LBW. Looks to be going down the leg stump. Fuller and angled on the pads, Ashwin looks to flick it, is struck on the pads. Loud appeal from the Aussies and Aleem Dar's finger went up in a jiffy. India lose two quick wickets, Ashwin was looking composed at the crease. Ashwin lbw b Siddle 5(9)
Siddle to Zaheer, out Caught by Haddin!! Five wicket haul for Siddle. Dreadful shot from Zak. Brain-explosion. Length delivery outside off, Zaheer clears his front leg and went for a swing. He gets an outside edge which is lapped up by Haddin. Siddle is on a hat-trick. Zaheer c Haddin b Siddle 0(1)
Ryan Harris to Virat Kohli, FOUR, back of a length delivery outside off, Virat Kohli drives it through the cover region for a boundary. He thumped the ball, Kohli seems to have switched gears
Siddle to Virat Kohli, 2 runs, drives a good length delivery outside off to the cover region and gets to his hundred. Punches the air, lets out a flurry of expletives. He is the first batsman from this India squad to get to the three figure mark on this tour. Lets out a cry and runs away past the umpire. The fielder was playing with the ball and that gave him time to go back for the second. Looks up to the air and kisses his helmet. Siddle was unhappy with the umpire for letting Kohli take the second run.
Ryan Harris to Ishant, FOUR, good length delivery on the off stump, Ishant drives it uppishly through the point region for a boundary. Super shot, now that Kohli has got to his hundred, Ishant has the license to play freely
Ryan Harris to Ishant, FOUR, this shot is even better. Angled in on the middle stump, Ishant makes a bit of room and plays with an open face through the backward point region for another boundary
Hilfenhaus to Virat Kohli, FOUR, this is a shot that will make Ponting proud. Short on the off stump, Virat Kohli pulls it off the front foot to the deep midwicket boundary.
Hilfenhaus to Ishant, FOUR, this shot would have made Ganguly proud!! Short and wide outside off, Ishant makes room and cuts it over the point region for a boundary. Lets out a wry, toothy smile.
Hilfenhaus to Ishant, out Bowled!! It is Hilfy's turn to smile, but he isn't smiling. Fuller length delivery on the off stump, Ishant looks to defend, plays inside the line and misses. The ball crashes into the off stump. Ishant must have been expecting another short ball, but got a fuller one instead. He has played a sweet little cameo. Aus set to take a huge lead. Ishant b Hilfenhaus 16(23) [4s-3]
Ryan Harris to Virat Kohli, FOUR, vintage T20 stuff! Full and on the off stump, Virat Kohli stays in the crease and swings it over the midwicket region for a boundary.
Ryan Harris to Virat Kohli, FOUR, this is an amazing shot. The field was called in and Virat Kohli comes down the track and smacks this back of a length delivery over the cover region for a boundary.
Hilfenhaus to Virat Kohli, out Lbw!! That's the end of the Indian innings. But a bad shot from Kohli. Low full toss on the leg stump, Virat Kohli looks to slog across the line and misses it. He is hit right in front of the stumps, Aleem Dar's finger went up in a jiffy. But what a knock from Kohli. Hilfenhaus, Hussey and Warner congratulate him as he makes his way back. Virat Kohli lbw b Hilfenhaus 116(213) [4s-11 6s-1]
Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, FOUR, Sehwag gets off the mark streakily, short and wide outside off, Sehwag reaches out and plays it uppishly in the gully area, goes just over the outstretched hands of Hussey who leaps up
Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, FOUR, more width outside off, Sehwag cuts hard once more, a much better shot this one, gets it well over the cordon square on the offside and picks up a boundary
Ryan Harris to Gambhir, out Caught by Haddin!! Ryan Harris gets the breakthrough, full and nipping away just a bit, Gambhir had to play it, only gets an edge and it flies to the left of Haddin, he stretches out and takes it neatly and tumbles over. Dharmasena made Gambhir wait as he checked for the no ball but Harris had his foot well behind the line. Clarke did not seem to be too happy with that. He has an animated discussion with the umpires. Gambhir c Haddin b Ryan Harris 3(18)
Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, FOUR, slashed hard and the edge gets him a boundary, wide outside off and he went hard at it in characteristic fashion, only two slips in place now and that probably saved Sehwag
Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, FOUR, another edge, this time it is the leading edge, on the leg, Sehwag was trying to turn it on the onside but it flies well over point, Hilfenhaus is a frustrated man
Siddle to Sehwag, FOUR, another boundary for Sehwag, this was played with total control, short of length and outside off, Sehwag hangs back and punches it sweetly through cover, top shot
Siddle to Sehwag, FOUR, Siddle pitches it up now and Sehwag does not hold back, drives but does not bother to keep it down, gets it well wide of the man at mid off and picks up his 6th boundary
Siddle to Sehwag, FOUR, Very good backfoot punch once more Sehwag, was airborne as he made contact but playes it superbly in the gap through cover, the third boundary of the over
Siddle to Sehwag, FOUR, Sehwag is finding his groove here, short and wide outside off once more but the plan is not working, Sehwag slaps it hard and gets it well over point too, races away with another boundary
Hilfenhaus to Dravid, FOUR, poor delivery from Hilfenhaus and Dravid puts it away, short and width on offer, Dravid stands tall and cuts it nicely in the gap between cover and point to get his first boundary
Hilfenhaus to Sehwag, FOUR, short and wide outside off again, Sehwag leans back and cuts it nicely in the gap between gully and point for yet another boundary
Lyon to Sehwag, FOUR, Lyon drags it short and Sehwag is very quick to move back and slap it nonchalantly through cover for one more boundary
Lyon to Sehwag, FOUR, tossed up now, Sehwag dances down the track and lofts it confidently over mid off for a boundary to bring up his 32nd Test FIFTY, this has been a top knock from the Indian skipper
Lyon to Dravid, FOUR, Dravid breaks the shackles with an uncharacteristic slog sweep, lot of intent being shown though, sees it being tossed up and plays it with the turn in the vacant mid wicket area for a boundary
Siddle to Sehwag, FOUR, not a bad delivery by any means but Sehwag picks a boundary off it, good length and just outside off, Sehwag gets inside the line to punch it hard through cover for a boundary
Lyon to Sehwag, out Caught by Ponting!! Lyon cannot believe his luck, Sehwag is dismissed off a full toss for the second time in the game, Sehwag danced down and was looking to smash it through mid wicket but only gets a top edge and it balloons to cover, Ponting watches it well and laps it up with fingers pointing up. Sehwag c Ponting b Lyon 62(53) [4s-12]
Lyon to Tendulkar, FOUR, Good, positive start from Tendulkar, sees an overpitched delivery and lofts it with elan to the mid wicket fence, off the mark in great style
Ryan Harris to Dravid, FOUR, full and tailing in, Dravid stands tall and was in perfect balance as he whipped it betweeen mid wicket and mid on, Hilfenhaus gives it a good chase but does not manage to prevent the boundary despite a slide
Ryan Harris to Dravid, out Caught by Michael Hussey!! Very poor shot from Dravid, full and wide outside off, Dravid goes for the drive but without much footwork, gets a thick outside edge and goes straight to gully where Hussey makes no mistake, ends a poor tour for Dravid in his last tour of Australia. Just reward for Ryan Harris too for some good persistent bowling. Dravid c Michael Hussey b Ryan Harris 25(71) [4s-3]
Siddle to Laxman, FOUR, Siddle finds the edge with a full, away going delivery but splits Haddin and Clarke, who is standing at second slip, Haddin makes a desperate dive to his right but does not get there, tenttative footwork from Laxman
Lyon to Tendulkar, FOUR, Lyon drags it too short and Tendulkar is quick to put it away, gets right back in the crease and pulls it hard to the square leg fence
Lyon to Tendulkar, out Caught by Ed Cowan!! Tendulkar gets an inside edge onto his pads after it kisses his glove and it lobs up to short leg, much joy for the Aussies but sheer disappointment for the master batsman, he has a long stare at the wicket before starting back, walks off for the last time probably in a Test in Australia and gets a standing ovation from the appreciative crowd. Tendulkar c Ed Cowan b Lyon 13(34) [4s-2]
Lyon to Virat Kohli, FOUR, dragged too short by Lyon and Virat Kohli is quick to rock back and pull it very hard through mid wicket for a boundary, fine way to get off the mark
Hilfenhaus to Virat Kohli, FOUR, streaky boundary. Short of length and outside off, Kohli reaches out and slashes at it, gets a thick edge that flies to third man
Lyon to Laxman, FOUR, poor ball, short and outside off, Laxman stays back and cuts it away through the vacant backward point region, 4 gifts for Laxman
Ryan Harris to Laxman, no run, catch dropped by Ricky Ponting. Loose shot from Laxman but he is lucky to get away. Goes after a very wide one and looks to drive, gets a thick edge to 2nd slip where Ponting drops a very simple chance. Rare sight that, he is such a safe fielder
Ryan Harris to Laxman, FOUR, too straight this time, full and on the leg stump channel which allows Laxman to glance it down to fine leg, nice use of the wrists as always from Laxman
Michael Clarke to Laxman, FOUR, fine shot. Good to see him bat like this, Clarke tosses it up and overpitches, Laxman clears his frontfoot and drives it along the ground through extra cover for a boundary
Lyon to Laxman, out Caught by Shaun Marsh!! The change of bowling has worked. The field placement has worked. Excellent captaincy. All credit to Clarke for this wicket. Not the best of balls - a bit short and turning in, Laxman goes on the backfoot and whips it, hits it well with all his wrists in action but doesn't keep it down, the man at short mid wicket takes a simple catch. Clarke had a man at that position specifically for that shot, and it worked. Laxman walks off for the last time in Australia. What a sad sight, to see him leave in this fashion after getting out to his favourite shot. Laxman c Shaun Marsh b Lyon 35(88) [4s-4]
Siddle to Virat Kohli, out Virat Kohli Run Out!! Unbelievable suicide by Virat Kohli. Stunning piece of fielding, but this is unbelievable really. There is just one over left in the day, there is a nightwatchman to protect him but what does he do? He pushes this to the on side and sets off for a quick single, Hilfy swoops in from mid on and hit direct at the bowler's end, Kohli couldn't get there despite the dive. Just sums up India's performance this tour.. absolutely unbelievable! Virat Kohli run out (Hilfenhaus) 22(62) [4s-2]
Ryan Harris to Ishant, out Caught by Haddin!! Ryan Harris gets the breakthrough, on a good length and just outside off, nips away just a touch too, Ishant tried to tap it on the offside but only gets an edge, Haddin makes no mistake and Australia inch closer to victory. Ishant c Haddin b Ryan Harris 2(12)
Siddle to Saha, out Caught by Haddin!! Full and moving away, makes Saha comes on the frontfoot to drive, not a big stride forward though and he only manages to get a thin edge through to the keeper, the Aussie pacers have done their job quite well today morning. Saha c Haddin b Siddle 3(20)
Siddle to Zaheer, FOUR, short and outside off, Zaheer backs away a touch and throws his bat at it, goes uppishly square on the offside and Shaun Marsh, at point, dives full length to his left but it evades his outstretched hands and reaches the fence
Siddle to Zaheer, FOUR, on the fuller side again, Zaheer stays back and scoops it up on the offside and through the vacant cover area, picks up another boundary
Ryan Harris to Zaheer, FOUR, very full from Ryan Harris, Zaheer gets his frontfoot out of the way and lofts it through extra cover for another boundary, it does not impress Ryan Harris
Hilfenhaus to Zaheer, out Caught by Warner!! Hilfenhaus strikes right away, a wild slog from Zaheer, not too short but Zaheer tries to hoick it on the onside, only manages to get a top edge and it balloons up on the offside, Warner, at cover, accepts the simple chance with glee. Zaheer c Warner b Hilfenhaus 15(18) [4s-3]
Lyon to Ashwin, FOUR, tossed up and Ashwin is quick to come down the track and loft it handsomely over mid on for a boundary, very good hit that
Lyon to Umesh Yadav, out Caught by Haddin!! Lyon gets his fourth and Australia win the series 4-0, this one was just outside off and Umesh Yadav gets a thick edge as he pushes out, good take by Haddin to complete things and the Australians are in a huddle to celebrate. Umesh Yadav c Haddin b Lyon 1(11)


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