Sunday, December 30, 2007

Australia vs India 1st Test 2007: Matthew Hayden awarded "man of the match"

Australia team has achieved their 15th successive Test win against India with one day to spare at Melbourne Cricket Ground. Australian left-hand opening batsman Matthew Hayden has been awarded ‘man of the match’. Because of him Australian skipper could get the win and hope to equal the own record of 16 consecutive Test win at Sydney.

Matthew Hayden is one of the most dependable and leading run scorer opening batsman. This 36 year old batsman has already made some records in Test cricket. In his 92nd Test match, he scored 8003 runs total at an average of 53:00.

He made his debut in Test cricket against South Africa as an opener in March 4-8, 1994 at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg. Since then he is playing for Australia team.

Australia vs India 1st Test at MCG has finished without any excitement. It was one-sided game. Matthew Hayden’s 28th Test century made the fate of Australia team. He scored 124 in the first innings of the 1st Test match. He broke the record of Allan Border’s highest test century, who made only 27th Test century in 156 Test matches. However, in the second innings he scored 47 runs and entered in to the 8,000 Test runs before getting out in the ball of Harbhajan Singh to give a catch at long-off to Sourav Ganguly.

I know, you are talking abut Aussies pace bowlers, who dismissed Indian strong batting line up in a poor score. But from my point of view, Matthew Hayden is the perfect person to haul the man of the match prize as because of him Australia could manage 343 runs where others were useless.

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