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India v Australia Test Series 2013 – 1st Test

India v Australia

Fri 22 Feb 2013, 04:00am GMT, 09:30am local

India win by 8 wickets

Australia380 (133 ovs) & 241 (93 ovs)
India572 (154.3 ovs) & 50-2 (11.3 ovs)

commentary

Over 12. 1 run. Bowler: Nathan Lyon. India: 50/2(rr 4.17)

Lyon to Pujara. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Clarke. The winning run comes in unconvincing fashion but India will not care, it is a very comprehensive win for them. Australia started well after winning the toss with Michael Clarke's century being supported by debutant Henriques and a battling fifty from David Warner. India did not bowl well and were indebted to Ashwin who was the only bowler to trouble the Australians regularly picking up seven wickets to restrict the tourists for 380. That looked to be a decent score as India lost three early wickets but Sachin Tendulkar (81) and Virat Kohli (107) rebuilt the innings. Things were still evenly poised when Tendulkar was dismiss but MS Dhoni came to the crease with a counter attack in mind and dominated the Australian batting on his way to a majestic 224 on a turning track. The amount to which the pitch was turning was then highlighted by the Indian attack, with three front line spinners in their side India quickly reduced Australia to 175/9 and a win in four days looked all but certain. Moises Henriques had other ideas as he worked his way to another half century, eventually ending 81 not out, he and Nathan Lyon forced the game into a fifth day but they only lasted a further 7 overs this morning setting India just 50 to win. They lost both openers but Sachin Tendulkar hit back to back sixes to leave Pujara to hit the winning runs and send the hosts 1-0 up in the series. Australia only need to look at the last series on Indian soil for encouragement though, in a very similar situation to this England went in with one spinner and were beaten easily before rectifying that for the rest of the series and going on to win 2-1.

Lyon to Pujara. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Lyon.

Lyon to Pujara. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Wade.

Over 11. no runs. Bowler: Peter Siddle. India: 49/2(rr 4.45)

Siddle to Tendulkar. Length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Siddle.

Siddle to Tendulkar. Length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Hughes.

Siddle to Tendulkar. Length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Warner.

Siddle to Tendulkar. Back of a length, off stump on the back foot pushing, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Lyon.

Siddle to Tendulkar. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Wade.

Siddle to Tendulkar. Length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Lyon.

Over 10. 13 runs. Bowler: Nathan Lyon. India: 49/2(rr 4.90)

Lyon to Tendulkar. Off break back of a length, off stump on the back foot working, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Starc.

Lyon to Tendulkar. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, inside edge to slips for no runs, fielded by Clarke.

SIX! Lyon to Tendulkar. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Tendulkar is in a hurry, this one has gone even further and India need just two to win

SIX! Lyon to Tendulkar. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Tendulkar announces himself to the crease by lofting Lyon over mid on for a first ball maximum

OUT! Caught. Lyon to Sehwag. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge in the air uncontrolled to slips, fielded by Clarke. Australia have taken another one with them, Sehwag pushes away from his body and Michael Clarke holds on to a sharp low catch

Lyon to Sehwag. Off break back of a length, off stump on the back foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Siddle.

Over 9. no runs. Bowler: Peter Siddle. India: 36/1(rr 4.00)

Siddle to Pujara. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed to mid on for no runs, fielded by Pattinson.

Siddle to Pujara. Length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Hughes.

Siddle to Pujara. In-swinging length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Watson.

Siddle to Pujara. Length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Pattinson.

Siddle to Pujara. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Siddle.

Siddle to Pujara. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Lyon.

Over 8. 3 runs. Bowler: Nathan Lyon. India: 36/1(rr 4.50)

Lyon to Sehwag. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Cowan.

Lyon to Pujara. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Starc.

Lyon to Pujara. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Watson.

Lyon to Pujara. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track Slog, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Lyon.

Lyon to Pujara. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track Slog, mis-timed to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Warner.

Lyon to Pujara. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Lyon.

Over 7. 4 runs. Bowler: Peter Siddle. India: 33/1(rr 4.71)

Siddle to Sehwag. Back of a length, off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Lyon.

Siddle to Sehwag. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Watson.

Siddle to Sehwag. Length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Siddle.

FOUR! Siddle to Sehwag. Half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Over pitched from Siddle and Sehwag punishes him with a perfect on drive to get his third four

Siddle to Sehwag. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Wade.

Siddle to Sehwag. Short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, mis-timed to point for no runs, fielded by Watson.

Over 6. 2 runs. Bowler: Nathan Lyon. India: 29/1(rr 4.83)

Lyon to Pujara. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, Gloved to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Cowan.

Lyon to Pujara. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed to deep extra cover for 2 runs, fielded by Starc.

Lyon to Pujara. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, bat-pad to silly point for no runs, fielded by Cowan.

Lyon to Pujara. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Hughes.

Lyon to Pujara. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Wade.

Lyon to Pujara. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Cowan.

Over 5. 8 runs. Bowler: James Pattinson. India: 27/1(rr 5.40)

Pattinson to Sehwag. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed to deep cover for 2 runs, fielded by Warner.

Pattinson to Sehwag. In-swinging length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Hughes.

FOUR! Pattinson to Sehwag. Short, outside off stump no foot movement cutting, top edge in the air uncontrolled past third man for 4 runs. Sehwag is going hard at the ball and although Pattinson finds the edge it flies over the slips and away for four

Pattinson to Sehwag. In-swinging yorker, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Warner.

Pattinson to Sehwag. Half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Siddle.

Pattinson to Sehwag. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, well timed to deep extra cover for 2 runs, fielded by Henriques.

Over 4. 3 runs. Bowler: Nathan Lyon. India: 19/1(rr 4.75)

Lyon to Pujara. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, mis-fielded by Wade.

Lyon to Pujara. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Cowan.

Lyon to Pujara. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, Gloved to wicketkeeper for no runs, dropped catch by Wade.

Lyon to Pujara. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Pattinson.

Lyon to Sehwag. Off break back of a length, off stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Watson.

Lyon to Sehwag. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Cowan.

Over 3. 5 runs. Bowler: James Pattinson. India: 16/1(rr 5.33)

OUT! Caught. Pattinson to Vijay. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed to mid off, fielded by Henriques. Australia have a wicket, Vijay is through his shot too early and the ball loops up to Henriques at mid off.

Pattinson to Sehwag. Back of a length, off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Hughes.

FOUR! Pattinson to Sehwag. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, thick edge in the air uncontrolled past third man for 4 runs. Genuine edge from Sehwag but there is no third slip and the Indian opener will get four

Pattinson to Sehwag. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Wade.

Pattinson to Sehwag. Short, off stump ducked, left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Wade.

Pattinson to Sehwag. Length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Warner.

India v Australia Test Series 2013 – 1st Test

India v Australia

Fri 22 Feb 2013, 04:00am GMT, 09:30am local

India win by 8 wickets

Australia – 1st innings

runsballs4s6s
EJM Cowanst MS Dhoni b R Ashwin294541
DA Warnerlbw R Ashwin599360
PJ Hughesb R Ashwin61500
SR Watsonlbw R Ashwin286030
MJ Clarkec B Kumar b RA Jadeja130246121
MS Wadelbw R Ashwin123510
MC Henriqueslbw R Ashwin6813250
MA Starcb RA Jadeja3300
PM Siddlec V Sehwag b H Singh199420
JL Pattinsonnot out154710
NM Lyonc V Kohli b R Ashwin32800
Extras1b, 7lb8
Total(133 ovs)380all out

fow: 1-64 (EJM Cowan, 14.3 ov), 2-72 (PJ Hughes, 18.3 ov), 3-126 (SR Watson, 34.4 ov), 4-131 (DA Warner, 36.4 ov), 5-153 (MS Wade, 46.6 ov), 6-304 (MC Henriques, 89.2 ov), 7-307 (MA Starc, 90.1 ov), 8-361 (MJ Clarke, 119.1 ov), 9-364 (PM Siddle, 120.6 ov), 10-380 (NM Lyon, 132.6 ov)

ovsmdnsrunswktsecon
B Kumar13.015204.00
I Sharma17.035903.47
H Singh25.028713.48
R Ashwin42.01210372.45
RA Jadeja36.0107121.97

India – 1st innings

runsballs4s6s
M Vijayb JL Pattinson101520
V Sehwagb JL Pattinson21100
CA Pujarab JL Pattinson447460
SR Tendulkarb NM Lyon8115970
V Kohlic MA Starc b NM Lyon107206151
MS Dhonic MS Wade b JL Pattinson224265246
RA Jadejab JL Pattinson164530
R Ashwinb NM Lyon3600
H Singhb MC Henriques113101
B Kumarc MJ Clarke b PM Siddle389740
I Sharmanot out41800
Extras14b, 14lb, 4w32
Total(154.3 ovs)572all out

fow: 1-11 (M Vijay, 3.2 ov), 2-12 (V Sehwag, 5.2 ov), 3-105 (CA Pujara, 28.4 ov), 4-196 (SR Tendulkar, 63.1 ov), 5-324 (V Kohli, 89.2 ov), 6-365 (RA Jadeja, 102.6 ov), 7-372 (R Ashwin, 105.4 ov), 8-406 (H Singh, 115.2 ov), 9-546 (MS Dhoni, 146.3 ov), 10-572 (B Kumar, 154.3 ov)

ovsmdnsrunswktsecon
MA Starc25.037503.00
JL Pattinson30.069653.20
PM Siddle24.356612.69
NM Lyon47.0121534.57
MC Henriques17.044812.82
MJ Clarke8.022503.13
DA Warner3.001906.33

Australia – 2nd innings

runsballs4s6s
EJM Cowanlbw R Ashwin329730
SR Watsonc V Sehwag b R Ashwin174611
DA Warnerlbw H Singh236120
PJ Hughesc V Sehwag b RA Jadeja0300
MJ Clarkelbw R Ashwin315141
MS Wadeb H Singh82210
MC Henriquesnot out8114862
PM Siddleb RA Jadeja22000
JL Pattinsonc V Sehwag b R Ashwin112610
MA Starcc SR Tendulkar b R Ashwin8720
NM Lyonc M Vijay b RA Jadeja117710
Extras15b, 2lb17
Total(93 ovs)241all out

fow: 1-34 (SR Watson, 15.6 ov), 2-64 (EJM Cowan, 28.6 ov), 3-65 (PJ Hughes, 29.5 ov), 4-101 (DA Warner, 38.5 ov), 5-121 (MS Wade, 44.5 ov), 6-131 (MJ Clarke, 49.3 ov), 7-137 (PM Siddle, 55.4 ov), 8-161 (JL Pattinson, 63.1 ov), 9-175 (MA Starc, 65.5 ov), 10-241 (NM Lyon, 92.6 ov)

ovsmdnsrunswktsecon
R Ashwin32.069552.97
H Singh27.065522.04
RA Jadeja31.087232.32
I Sharma3.01200.67

India – 2nd innings

runsballs4s6s
M Vijayc MC Henriques b JL Pattinson61201
V Sehwagc MJ Clarke b NM Lyon192330
CA Pujaranot out82400
SR Tendulkarnot out131002
Extras4b4
Total(11.3 ovs)50for 2

did not bat: V Kohli, RA Jadeja, MS Dhoni, R Ashwin, H Singh, B Kumar, I Sharma

fow: 1-16 (M Vijay, 2.6 ov), 2-36 (V Sehwag, 9.2 ov)

ovsmdnsrunswktsecon
JL Pattinson3.011314.33
NM Lyon5.302915.27
PM Siddle3.02401.33

match details

toss: Australia won the toss and elected to bat.

venue: M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai (Madras)

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