Sunday, January 6, 2008

Australia vs India 2nd Test 2008: Details match history of fourth day

Australian opening batsman Matthew Hayden has become the wall against Indian bowling action after scoring his 29th Test century and second Test century in the series at SCG where Australia team is eyeing to equal their own record of 16th consecutive win in a row.

Australia team started their batting in the second innings after India got dismissed for 532 with 69 run lead in the first innings.

Australian opening pair Matthew Hayden and Phil Jaques pair equaled the innings. But this pair could not make it long after losing the wicket of Phil Jaques who got out giving a catch to Yuvraj Singh after scoring 42.

Indian captain Anil Kumble got two quick important wickets to get India back in the match. He dismissed century-maker Matthew Hayden and Michael Clarke and had a confident appeal for lbw against Andrew Symonds rejected on the hat-trick ball put Australia team on pressure.

After scoring 282 for 4, Australia were 213 runs ahead with Mike Hussey hanged for his eighth Test century on 87 along with First innings centurion Andrew Symonds not out 14 stuttering from 250 for two to 250 for four at the rain interrupted four day.

With the right thigh injury, Matthew Hayden scored his 29th Test century in 93rd Test matches against India and joining the legendary Sir Donald Bradman. This was his fifth Test century against India.

Rudra Pratap Singh, who claimed four for 124 in the first innings, could not show his consistency in the second innings at day four.

Harbhajan Singh claimed the wicket of danger man Ricky Ponting for 65. Seventh time Harbhajan Singh claimed Australian skipper Ricky Ponting’s wicket.

Only one day is left to finish the Australia vs India second Test match at SCG. Australia team is now eyeing towards the 16th consecutive Test win.

Now, we can see it tomorrow Australia can win the match or not when they face against Indian batsmen.
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