Indo-Aus Test : India defeated Australia , wins the B-S trophy by 2-0
UPDATE:M Hayden (32-1, 6.5), *R Ponting (74-2, 17.1), S Katich (229-3, 71), M Clarke (255-4, 84.4), M Hussey (265-5, 89.5), S Watson (266-6, 91.4), B Haddin (318-7, 115.5).J .J kreza(333-8,126.1)
Update:Fall of wickets:1/98 (Murali Vijay 17.5 ov.), 2/99 (Rahul Dravid 18.4 ov.), 3/116 (Virender Sehwag 22.3 ov.), 4/262 (VVS Laxman 68.4 ov.), 5/303 (Sachin Tendulkar 82.5 ov.)...
After the initial slam-bang, India have been hit by a slump as they have lost two quick wickets of Murali Vijay and Rahul Dravid on Day 1 of the final Test in Nagpur.
Indian openers Virender Sehwag and M. Vijay exploited the conditions well and added 98 runs for the first wicket when the latter nicked a short delivery from Shane Watson and was caught behind for 33 runs.
Dravid's poor run continued as he was done in by the extra bounce from debutant spinner Jason Krejza. Krejza pitched it outside the off-stump, the ball turned in and Dravid punched it to Simon Katich at short leg for a zilch.
Sehwag, however, raised 16th Test fifty, his 6th against the world champions, in no time after MS Dhoni, who is leading the team after Anil Kumble announced his Test retirement post New Delhi Test, won the toss and chose to bat.
India is leading the series 1-0. A win will clinch them the series, while a draw would mean that Australia retain the Trophy for the third consecutive time.
But the last match of the four-Test series is not only crucial from the result point of view, but also holds significance for individual milestones.
While Sourav Ganguly plays for the one last time, Murali Vijay starts his Test career as prolific batsman Gautam Gambhir is serving the one-Test ban.
VVS Laxman would like to celebrate his 100th Test with a sparkling knock. He became eighth Indian cricketer to play 100 Tests. Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh would like to get past the 300-Test wicket mark. In the Kumble's absence, he would be spearheading the spin department.
Australia, on the other hand, would like exploit India's top order that looks unsettled with their nemesis Gambhir sitting out.
India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain), Murali Vijay, Virender Sehwag, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma.
Australia: Ricky Ponting (Captain), Matthew Hayden, Simon Katich, Michael Hussey, Michael Clarke, Shane Watson, Brad Haddin (wk), Cameron White, Brett Lee, Mitchell Johnson, Jason Krejza.