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India vs Australia 2007-08 Cricket Series

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India vs Australia First Test at Melbourne

IND vs AUS, First Test, Brisbane, (day 4): Australia beat India by 337 runs in first Test (1:0)

Australia thrashed India by 337 runs in the first cricket Test on the fourth day at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Saturday.
India, chasing 499 runs for victory, were bundled out for 161 and give Australia a 1-0 lead in the four-Test Border-Gavaskar Trophy series. It was Australia’s 15th consecutive Test victory and they are just one win away from equalling their world record of 16 set from October 1999 to February 2001.
India collapsed from 134 for five at tea and lost their last five wickets for 27 runs. Australia’s bowlers all shared the second innings wickets and clinched a comprehensive victory with left-armer Mitchell Johnson claiming 3-21 off 15 overs. Only V.V.S. Laxman (42) and Sourav Ganguly (40) mounted any resistance against the relentless Australian attack.
The series now heads to Sydney for the second Test, starting on Wednesday. The Australians’ last home series loss was 14 years ago to the West Indies 2-1 and they have been unbeaten in 26 subsequent home series.
IND vs AUS, First Test, Brisbane : Australia 343 & 351-7dec beat India 196 & 161 by 337 runs

IND vs AUS, First Test, Brisbane, (day 3): Australia set India victory target of 499

Australia set India a fourth-innings target of 499 after declaring their second innings closed at 7-351 late on day three.
Their bowlers, who dismissed India for 196 in the first innings, will get a short session at the Indians before stumps. With good weather forecast for the next two days, Australia will win unless India can produce a remarkable turnaround with the bat and post the biggest score of the match on a slow pitch which should spin and begin playing low.
Only three teams in 130 years of Test history have ever scored more than 400 to win a match, while England's 1928 side is the only one to have ever posted more than 300 in a successful run-chase at the MCG. Australia spent almost all day steadily building their total, without too much pressure from the Indian bowlers. Michael Clarke top scored with 73, opener Phil Jaques made 51, Matthew Hayden hit a quickfire 47 and Andrew Symonds made 44 after getting a nice share of luck early in his innings.
IND vs AUS, First Test, Brisbane (stumps, day three): Australia 343 & 351-7dec v India 196 & 6-0

IND vs AUS, First Test, Brisbane, (day 2): Australia building big lead

Stuart Clark and fellow paceman Brett Lee claimed four wickets apiece as Australia dismissed India for 196 runs to take a big lead after the second day of the first cricket test Thursday.
Clark (4-28) took two wickets from three balls either side of the tea break and Lee (4-46) cleaned up the tail end to close out an outstanding innings for the Australian bowlers on a deteriorating Melbourne Cricket Ground wicket.
After having Yuvraj Singh caught behind for a duck on the last ball before tea, Clark completed his over after the break by trapping Mahendra Dhoni lbw without conceding a run. Matthew Hayden was unbeaten on 22 and Phil Jaques had 10 at stumps to give Australia a second-innings total of 32 and a lead of 179 after ending the first innings on 343 earlier Thursday.
IND vs AUS, First Test, Brisbane (stumps, day two): Australia 343 & 32-0 v India 196

IND vs AUS, First Test, Brisbane, (day 1): Kumble, Zaheer restrict Australia to 337 for 9

Indian skipper Anil Kumble truly led from the front on Wednesday, the first day of the five-day Boxing Day Test being played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Kumble stopped the Australian batsmen in their tracks after they had put on an imposing 135 for the opening partnership.He grabbed 5 for 84, reducing the home side to 337 for nine at the close. The only redeeming feature of the Australian innings was a sixth Boxing day Test century by opener Matthew Hayden. At the close, tailenders Mitchell Johnson and Stuart Clark were batting on 10 and 21 respectively.
Kumble took the wickets of Phil Jacques, Michael Hussey, Andrew Symonds, Adam Gilchrist and Brett Lee. Zaheer Khan took three wickets, while left arm fast bowler R.P. Singh took the wicket of captain aspirant Michael Clarke. Hayden has now made a century in every Boxing Day Test since 2001-02 except against Pakistan three seasons ago. By the end of the day it was India who were having a more festive season.
Earlier, at the start of play, Kumble decided to play Rahul Dravid as an opener, leaving out Virender Sehwag, while Ponting opted to field left-arm Chinaman bowler Brad Hogg in place of pace bowler Shaun Tait. Sourav Ganguly, who is playing his 100th Test, was felicitated by Indian batting great Sunil Gavaskar, captain Anil Kumble on behalf of the team, and Board of Control for Cricket in India Secretary Niranjan Shah.
IND vs AUS, First Test, Brisbane (stumps, day one): Australia 337 for 9 v India

Sehwag out, Dravid all set to open against Australia

In a clear indication that Rahul Dravid will be given the opening slot, the Indian team management has decided to leave out Virender Sehwag and Dinesh Karthik from the 12 shortlisted for the first Test against Australia starting from Wednesday.
Sehwag, whose very selection for the tour raised eyebrows as he was not even in the list of probables for the series, has probably been left out to accomodate an in-form Yuvraj Singh. His ouster paves the way for Dravid to open the innings with Wasim Jaffer, after a gap of two years and the right-hander has already stated that he is willing to do the job for the team's sake.
India team (from): Anil Kumble (Captain), Wasim Jaffer, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni (Wicket Keeper), Zaheer Khan, RP Singh, Ishant Sharma, Harbhajan Singh.

India vs Australia First Test at Melbourne

Scorecard

Australia won the toss and decided to bat
343 all out (92.4 overs)
351 for 7 (88.0 overs)
196 all out (71.5 overs)
161 all out (74.0 overs)

Australia 1st Innings - All out
 
 
Runs
Balls
4s
6s
Jaques st Dhoni b Kumble
66
108 8 0
Hayden c Dravid b Zaheer
124
183 9 0
Ponting
 
b Zaheer
4
13 0 0
Hussey lbw b Kumble
2
3 0 0
Clarke c Laxman b RP Singh
20
60 0 0
Symonds c sub b Kumble
35
42 5 0
Gilchrist c Tendulkar b Kumble
23
42 1 0
Hogg c Dravid b Zaheer
17
44 0 0
Lee lbw b Kumble
0
12 0 0
Johnson not out
 
15
35 1 1
Clark c Harbhajan b Zaheer
21
23 4 0
Extras
 
9nb 2w 5lb 16
 
Total
 
all out 343 (92.4 ovs)

Bowler
O
M
R
W
Zaheer 23.4 1 94 4
RP Singh 20.0 3 82 1
Harbhajan 20.0 3 61 0
Ganguly 3.0 1 15 0
Kumble 25.0 4 84 5
Tendulkar 1.0 0 2 0
Fall of wicket
 
135 Jaques
162 Ponting
165 Hussey
225 Clarke
241 Hayden
281 Symonds
288 Gilchrist
294 Lee
312 Hogg
343 Clark

India 1st Innings - All out
 
 
Runs
Balls
4s
6s
Jaffer c Gilchrist b Lee
4
27 0 0
Dravid lbw b Clark
5
66 0 0
Laxman c Ponting b Lee
26
56 1 0
Tendulkar
 
b Clark
62
77 8 1
Ganguly
 
b Hogg
43
79 1 1
Yuvraj c Gilchrist b Clark
0
11 0 0
Dhoni lbw b Clark
0
2 0 0
Kumble c Gilchrist b Lee
27
76 4 0
Harbhajan c Clarke b Hogg
2
24 0 0
Zaheer c Gilchrist b Lee
11
14 2 0
RP Singh not out
 
2
6 0 0
Extras
 
7nb 4b 3lb 14
 
Total
 
all out 196 (71.5 ovs)

Bowler
O
M
R
W
Lee 19.5 6 46 4
Johnson 13.0 5 25 0
Symonds 3.0 1 8 0
Clark 15.0 4 28 4
Hogg 21.0 3 82 2
Fall of wicket
 
4 Jaffer
31 Dravid
55 Laxman
120 Tendulkar
122 Yuvraj
122 Dhoni
166 Ganguly
173 Harbhajan
193 Kumble
196 Zaheer

Australia 2nd Innings - Declared
 
 
Runs
Balls
4s
6s
Jaques c and b Kumble
51
103 5 0
Hayden c Ganguly b Harbhajan
47
54 6 0
Ponting c Dravid b Harbhajan
3
7 0 0
Hussey c Tendulkar b RP Singh
36
84 0 0
Clarke st Dhoni b Kumble
73
113 6 0
Symonds lbw b Zaheer
44
52 4 2
Gilchrist c RP Singh b Harbhajan
35
59 4 0
Hogg not out
 
35
50 1 2
Lee not out
 
11
19 1 0
Extras
 
13nb 3lb 16
 
Total
 
for 7 351 (88.0 ovs)

Bowler
O
M
R
W
Zaheer 20.0 2 93 1
RP Singh 16.0 1 50 1
Kumble 25.0 2 102 2
Harbhajan 26.0 0 101 3
Tendulkar 1.0 0 2 0
Fall of wicket
 
83 Hayden
89 Ponting
139 Jaques
161 Hussey
243 Symonds
288 Clarke
316 Gilchrist

India 2nd Innings - All out
 
 
Runs
Balls
4s
6s
Dravid lbw b Symonds
16
114 2 0
Jaffer c Gilchrist b Lee
15
40 2 0
Laxman c Clarke b Clark
42
112 6 0
Tendulkar c Gilchrist b Lee
15
21 1 0
Ganguly lbw b Hogg
40
78 5 0
Yuvraj lbw b Hogg
5
10 1 0
Dhoni c Gilchrist b Johnson
11
32 2 0
Kumble c Gilchrist b Johnson
8
21 1 0
Harbhajan run out
 
0
0 0 0
Zaheer not out
 
0
2 0 0
RP Singh
 
b Johnson
2
20 0 0
Extras
 
6nb 1b 7
 
Total
 
all out 161 (74.0 ovs)

Bowler
O
M
R
W
Lee 14.0 3 43 2
Johnson 15.0 6 21 3
Clark 15.0 9 20 1
Hogg 17.0 3 51 2
Symonds 13.0 5 25 1
Fall of wicket
 
26 Jaffer
54 Dravid
77 Tendulkar
118 Laxman
125 Yuvraj
144 Dhoni
157 Kumble
157 Harbhajan
157 Ganguly
161 RP Singh

Umpires: M R Benson, B F Bowden
Australia: Jaques, Hayden, Ponting, Clarke, Hussey, Symonds, Gilchrist, Lee, Hogg, Clark, Johnson
India: Jaffer, Dravid, Laxman, Tendulkar, Ganguly, Yuvraj, Dhoni, Kumble, Zaheer, RP Singh, Harbhajan


Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.