Adelaide Test ends in draw Aussie 563: India 526 and 269/7
Ricky Ponting gets Border-Gavasker Trophy.Ricky said India played well in Australia.Ricky paid glowing tributes to Adam Gilchrist on his retirement from test cricket.We enjoyed playing this series.Ricky added.
Anil Kumble ,Skipper of Team India thanked Australia and said India competed the world champions with class.Adam Gilchrist said thank you very much for overwhelming support to me. Border and Gavasker trophy remained with Australia.
Sachin Tendulkar declared man of the match.Players of the series is Brett Lee who has taken twenty four wickets.Adam Gilchrist the most successful wicketkeeper of the world has taken farewell from test cricket.Tendulker,Dravid,Ganguly the worlds batsmen welcomed to Australia.
On the fifth day of the fourth test between India and Australia Virender Sehwag scored the highest run 151 in 236 balls and Team India top order batsmen failed impress.India were 269 runs for the loss of seven wickets in ninety overs bowled to them by host.Brett Lee and Johnson were the best bowlers to keep the check on the rate on Indian scoring with two wickets each.
On fourth day India in their second innings have started by loosing quick wicket within two over bowled wicket of opener Pathan back to pavilion.Virender and Dravid are two batsmen at crease as stumps are drawn.India were 45 runs for the loss of one wicket that of Pathan bowled by Johnson.Fourth day Australia in the seventeenth overs bowled to Team
India on last session of the day of fourth test at Adelaide with Dravid
on 11on forty three balls faced and Virender are 31 on fifty four bowls.
Australia has scored total of 563 runs in 181 overs in their first inning with lead of thirty seven runs to India's score of 526 runs in first innings on the fourth day of fourth test between India and Australia at Adelaide.
Eight wickets have fallen on todays game.Ninety over quota for a day needs to be bowled in case the target remains short then additional time is
allotted to the bowling side.
Harbhajan and Kumble has taken one wicket,Virender Sehwag with two wickets and Pathan and Sharma the two most successful bowler get three wickets each.
India has scored 526 runs in 152.5 overs ,the team Australia has been able to complete to their task of 527 runs for seven wickets in 170.3 overs.Hayden103 ,Ponting140 and MJ Clarke 118 scored ton each to prop the score to their target.Fourth wicket partnership yielded 210 runs a record by skipper Ricky Ponting and Clarke.Pathan and Sharma took three wickets each with Kumble and shewag shares one each.
Adelaide Test: Aussie to chase 526 runs" Adelaide Test: Aussie to chase 526 runs .Second day of Adelaide ground India were 526 runs in total of 152.5 overs bowled by host.Indian tail with duo star spinners desperate the Skipper Ricky Ponting"s bowlers.The eight wicket partnership between Indian skipper Kumble and Harbhjan yielded 107 runs.
Sachin splendid knock of 153 runs came to an end by he fell caught to Hogg on the bowling of Bret Lee.Jonson was the most successful bowler to get wickets of Dhoni and Indian Skipper Kumble who made magnificent 87 runs.Harbhjan scored 63 runs in 103 balls hitting all around with seven boundaries.Ishant sharma remained unbeaten with 14 runs. Australian wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist took four catches,total tally of 414 dismissals in 96 th test behind the wicket in this inning broke the record of South African wicket Keeper Mark Boucher wicket Keeper who has 413 test dismissals behind the wickets. Great cricketers agile and alert behind the wicket.
At the end the day Team Australia scored 61 runs for no loss,Mathew Hayden on 36 and PA Jaques 21 were at the crease.India bowled twenty one overs on the second day of fourth test between India and Australia in Adelaide.
Final session of first day of fourth test at Adelaide at the end of Eighty six overs bowled by the hosts India are 309 runs for five.Dhoni playing at six runs Sachin-123 scores his Thirty ninth century. Clark bowled the last over of the day with Skipper Ricky Ponting taking his option of new balls which actually was due after eighty overs.Australia are seven over short of their total bowling quota at the start of tea session but at the close of the session were still on trail of four overs.Hosts atthe start of tea session loosing four wickets in quick succession found VVS Laxman batsman out after scoring 52 runs. Sachin and Laxman partnership yielded 126 runs at the final Test for India to level series against hosts. Sachin was batting 123 at close of the game for the first day.Team India were 187for four at tea as wickets fell at close interval Virender Sehwag (63) and Sourav Ganguly (7),Irfan Pathan-6,Dravid-18. Sachin Tendulkar was intent on making his probably last Test in Australia count as the little master serenely crossed his half century and was unbeaten on 55 from 134 minutes of vigil at the crease during which he faced 89 balls and hit five fours and a six.
Sehwag chose to cut a rising delivery from Brett Lee, too close to his body,and offered a straightforward catch to Matthew Hayden at first slip. However, the television replays suggested that it was a big no ball from the Australian speedster.Sehwag batted for two-and-a-half hours and hit six fours from 90 balls.
Ganguly, probably still reeling at his shock omission from the one-day squad, made seven before he missed a sweep and was ruled out leg before wicket off Brad Hogg by umpire Asad Rauf.Bret Lee took two wickets of Laxman and Virender Sehwag.Johnson strking the wickets of Dravid and Pathan. Hogg got Ganguly LBW on his contentious bowl.
Umpires: Asad Rauf, B F Bowden
Australia Hayden, Jaques, Ponting, Hussey, Clarke, Symonds, Gilchrist, Hogg, Lee, Johnson, Clark
India: Pathan, Sehwag, Dravid, Tendulkar, Ganguly, Laxman, Dhoni, Kumble, Harbhajan, RP Singh, Sharma