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India vs Australia Cricket Series 2008-09

India vs Australia Fourth Test at Nagpur

IND v AUS, 4th Test, Nagpur, Day 5: India thrash Australia by 172 runs to regain Border-Gavaskar Trophy

India capped a tight bowling display to record a crushing 172-run victory over Australia in the fourth and final Test and wrap up the series 2-0 in Nagpur.
Australia was bowled out for 209 on the final afternoon as they chased an unlikely 382 to suffer their first Test series defeat since the 2005 Ashes in England. It was also India's first Test series win over Australia in seven years as they clinched the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
Indian fast bowler Ishant Sharma was named man of the series. Matthew Hayden alone sustained his team's slim hopes with a bold 77.
Off spinner Harbhajan Singh was the highest wicket-taker with 4 for 64, while leg spinner Amit Mishra (3 for 27) and Sharma (2 for 31) provided valuable support.
IND v AUS, 4th Test, Nagpur, Day 5: India 411 & 295 beat Australia 355 & 209 by 172 runs

IND v AUS, 4th Test, Nagpur, Day 4: India set a tough target for Australia

Australia face a stiff target to level the series against India after a crucial 108-run stand between Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Harbhajan Singh in the fourth and final Test on Sunday.
The visitors were 13 without loss at stumps on the penultimate day chasing 382 to win. Simon Katich (eight) and Matthew Hayden (five) were at the crease. India were tottering at 166-6 in their second innings at the tea-break before posting 295, thanks to skipper Dhoni (55) and lower-order batsman Harbhajan (52).
Dhoni and Harbhajan kept the Australian attack at bay with their responsible knocks after their team had lost six wickets for just 50 runs in a dramatic afternoon collapse. India lead 1-0 in the series following their 320-run victory in the second Test in Mohali. The matches in Bangalore and New Delhi were drawn.
Debutant off-spinner Jason Krejza (4-143) grabbed two wickets off successive balls and seamer Shane Watson (4-42) two scalps in three overs to boost Australia's hopes of squaring the series. Krejza, 25, took 12 wickets in the match. Australia's Bob Massey and India's Narendra Hirwani are the only bowlers to have bagged more than 12 wickets in a debut Test.
IND v AUS, 4th Test, Nagpur, Day 4: Australia 355 & 13 for 0 v India 411 & 295

IND v AUS, 4th Test, Nagpur, Day 3: India bowl out Australia for 355

Australia failed to capitalize on the knocks by Simon Katich and Michael Hussey getting all out for 355 runs in reply to India's 441 conceding a lead of 86 runs on the third day of the fourth Test in Nagpur.
At stumps on Day 3, India were 0 for 0 in their second innings after safely negotiating one over with Virender Sehwag and Murali Vijay. Amit Mishra took the last Australian wicket when he had Mitchell Johnson (5) caught by Zaheer Khan at long on.
Before that, Cameron White missed his fifty by four runs when he was caught at long on by Virender Sehwag off Harbhajan Singh while trying to up the ante. Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni took the second new ball after 124 overs and Ishant Sharma struck in the third over with the new cherry when he trapped Jason Krejza (5) plumb in front of the wicket to reduce Australia to 333/8.
This levelled Ishant with Mitchell Johnson as the highest wicket-taker in the series with 13 wickets.
IND v AUS, 4th Test, Nagpur, Day 3: India 411 & 0 for 0 v Australia 355

IND v AUS, 4th Test, Nagpur, Day 2: Katich guides Australia to 189 for 2

Opening batsman Simon Katich led the Australian fight-back as the visitors ended the second day’s play at 189 for two in the first innings, in reply to India’s 441, in the fourth and last Test at the Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) Stadium.
Katich was batting on 92 and Mike Hussey 45 at stumps. Australia still trail by 252 runs.
Earlier, off-spinner Jason Krejza picked up eight for 215 and became the eighth spinner in the Test history to bag eight wickets on debut.
IND v AUS, 4th Test, Nagpur, Day 2: Australia 189 for 2 v India 441

IND v AUS, 4th Test, Nagpur, Day 1: Tendulkar ton powers India to 311-5

A century from Sachin Tendulkar gave India the edge against Australia on the opening day of the fourth Test.
Tendulkar, who was dropped on 85 and 98 and also survived a run-out attempt just after passing his half-century, took an age to bring up his 40th Test century but eventually got there deep into the final session. His 109 allied with half-centuries from Virender Sehwag (66) and VVS Laxman (64) enabled India to reach 311 for five at stumps.
Sourav Ganguly, playing his final Test match for India, was still batting on 27 at the close with captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on four. Off-spinner Jason Krejza, who was picked in place of paceman Stuart Clark, proved expensive on his debut but still claimed a three-wicket haul.
Mitchell Johnson, who removed Tendulkar, and Shane Watson were the other wicket-takers.
IND v AUS, 4th Test, Nagpur, Day 1: India 311 for 5 v Australia

IND v AUS, 4th Test, Nagpur: India targeting 2-0 Test series finish, says Harbhajan

Fit-again off-spinner Harbhajan Singh says India are eager to wrap up the series in style against Australia with a win in the fourth and final Test starting at Nagpur on Thursday.
India lead 1-0 following their 320-run victory in the second Test in Mohali. With the matches in Bangalore and Delhi drawn, another draw here would be enough to clinch the four-match series. But Harbhajan wants a win.
"We have been playing good cricket and we plan to do the same in the last Test to finish the series 2-0," Harbhajan, who missed the last Test in Delhi due to a toe injury and is just one wicket short of 300, told reporters. "I am 100 percent fit to play, but more important than my 300th wicket is to win the Test," said Harbhajan.
Anil Kumble, who quit Test cricket after the last match, is the only Indian spinner to have bagged 300 or more wickets. He ended his career as the third-highest ever wicket-taker in Tests, with 619 scalps in 132 matches. "It'll be very big shoes to fill as we all know his (Kumble's) contribution to Indian cricket and the number of matches he has won," said Harbhajan, Kumble's partner for more than a decade. "But at the same time there are young spinners, like Amit Mishra, who have an opportunity to cement their place in the team."
Leg-spinner Mishra made an impressive seven-wicket debut against Australia in the second Test, following it up with two wickets in the next match. The Test will be the 100th for middle-order batsman Venkatsai Laxman, but the last for former captain Sourav Ganguly, who has already announced he will quit international cricket after this series.
"I don't think there will be any distraction. We will focus on cricket and as a team we are looking forward to clinching the series here," said Harbhajan. Australia have not lost a Test series since the 2005 Ashes in England.

India vs Australia Cricket Series 2008-09

India vs Australia Fourth Test at Nagpur

Score Card

India won the toss and decided to bat
441 all out (124.5 overs)
295 all out (82.4 overs)
355 all out (134.4 overs)
209 all out (50.2 overs)

India 1st Innings - All out
 
 
Runs
Balls
4s
6s
Sehwag
 
b Krejza
66
69 9 1
Vijay c Haddin b Watson
33
53 2 0
Dravid c Katich b Krejza
0
2 0 0
Tendulkar lbw b Johnson
109
188 12 0
Laxman c Haddin b Krejza
64
141 5 0
Ganguly c Clarke b Krejza
85
153 8 1
Dhoni
 
b Krejza
56
97 4 0
Harbhajan not out
 
18
24 4 0
Zaheer
 
b Krejza
1
16 0 0
Mishra
 
b Krejza
0
1 0 0
I Sharma c Katich b Krejza
0
7 0 0
Extras
 
2nb 1w 4b 2lb 9
 
Total
 
all out 441 (124.5 ovs)

Bowler
O
M
R
W
Lee 16.0 2 62 0
Johnson 32.0 11 84 1
Watson 20.0 5 42 1
Krejza 43.5 1 215 8
White 10.0 1 24 0
Katich 3.0 0 8 0
Fall of wicket
 
98 Vijay
99 Dravid
116 Sehwag
262 Laxman
303 Tendulkar
422 Dhoni
423 Ganguly
437 Zaheer
437 Mishra
441 I Sharma

Australia 1st Innings - All out
 
 
Runs
Balls
4s
6s
Hayden run out
 
16
26 3 0
Katich lbw b Zaheer
102
189 9 0
Ponting
 
b Harbhajan
24
41 3 0
M Hussey run out
 
90
229 8 0
Clarke c Dhoni b I Sharma
8
44 1 0
Watson
 
b Harbhajan
2
22 0 0
Haddin c Dravid b Mishra
28
80 3 0
White c Sehwag b Harbhajan
46
133 4 0
Krejza lbw b I Sharma
5
21 0 0
Johnson c Zaheer b Mishra
5
25 0 0
Lee not out
 
1
4 0 0
Extras
 
6nb 2w 12b 3lb 5pen 28
 
Total
 
all out 355 (134.4 ovs)

Bowler
O
M
R
W
Zaheer 28.0 8 68 1
Harbhajan 37.0 7 94 3
I Sharma 26.0 8 64 2
Mishra 23.4 5 58 2
Sehwag 18.0 2 38 0
Tendulkar 2.0 0 13 0
Fall of wicket
 
32 Hayden
74 Ponting
229 Katich
255 Clarke
265 M Hussey
266 Watson
318 Haddin
333 Krejza
352 White
355 Johnson

India 2nd Innings - All out
 
 
Runs
Balls
4s
6s
Sehwag c Haddin b Lee
92
107 10 1
Vijay lbw b Watson
41
81 5 0
Dravid c Haddin b Watson
3
17 0 0
Tendulkar run out
 
12
55 1 0
Laxman
 
b Krejza
4
34 0 0
Ganguly c and b Krejza
0
1 0 0
Dhoni c M Hussey b Krejza
55
81 4 0
Harbhajan
 
b Watson
52
94 5 0
Zaheer c Haddin b Krejza
6
11 1 0
Mishra
 
b Watson
7
8 1 0
I Sharma not out
 
1
9 0 0
Extras
 
2nb 6w 6b 3lb 5pen 22
 
Total
 
all out 295 (82.4 ovs)

Bowler
O
M
R
W
Johnson 14.0 4 22 0
Lee 10.0 3 27 1
Krejza 31.0 3 143 4
Watson 15.4 2 42 4
White 2.0 0 15 0
M Hussey 4.0 2 3 0
Clarke 6.0 1 29 0
Fall of wicket
 
116 Vijay
132 Dravid
142 Sehwag
163 Laxman
163 Ganguly
166 Tendulkar
274 Dhoni
286 Zaheer
288 Harbhajan
295 Mishra

Australia 2nd Innings - All out
 
 
Runs
Balls
4s
6s
Hayden lbw b Harbhajan
77
93 8 1
Katich c Dhoni b I Sharma
16
16 3 0
Ponting run out
 
8
6 2 0
Clarke c Dhoni b I Sharma
22
30 3 0
M Hussey c Dravid b Mishra
19
30 2 0
Watson c Dhoni b Harbhajan
9
34 0 0
Haddin c Tendulkar b Mishra
4
10 0 0
White not out
 
26
49 3 0
Krejza st Dhoni b Mishra
4
17 0 0
Lee c Vijay b Harbhajan
0
3 0 0
Johnson lbw b Harbhajan
11
16 1 0
Extras
 
2nb 4w 6b 1lb 13
 
Total
 
all out 209 (50.2 ovs)

Bowler
O
M
R
W
Zaheer 8.0 0 57 0
I Sharma 9.0 0 31 2
Harbhajan 18.2 2 64 4
Sehwag 4.0 0 23 0
Mishra 11.0 2 27 3
Fall of wicket
 
29 Katich
37 Ponting
82 Clarke
150 M Hussey
154 Hayden
161 Haddin
178 Watson
190 Krejza
191 Lee
209 Johnson

Umpires: Aleem Dar, B F Bowden
India: Vijay, Sehwag, Dravid, Tendulkar, Laxman, Ganguly, Dhoni, Harbhajan, Zaheer, Mishra, I Sharma
Australia: Katich, Hayden, Ponting, M Hussey, Clarke, Watson, Lee, Haddin, Johnson, White, Krejza

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Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.