Sunday, January 27, 2008

Australia vs India 4th Test: Match report of the fourth day

Australia vs India last and fourth Test is perhaps going to be drawn. Only one day is left to finish the five-day Test series. Australia made 37 runs led in their first innings after scoring 563 all out against tourist India. It is the second best against India in Adelaide.

India compiled 45 for one in their second inning with Virender Sehwag on 31 and Rahul Dravid on 11 at stumps.

Australian captain Ricky Ponting equaled Sunil Gavaskar and West Indian batting great Brian Lara by scoring his 34th Test century on the fourth day of the fourth Test against India. It was his fifth Test century against same opposition team India. Only Sachin Tendulkar has posted more centuries than Ponting, Gavaskar and Lara.

Another middle order batsman Michael Clarke, who made 6th Test century against India, put his side to make lead. Michael Clarke scored 118 off just facing 243 balls including 8 boundaries.

Adam Gilchrist, who announced his retirement from international cricket, is playing his last Test. He is the centre of all attraction. Australia team is trying to get win for Adam Gilchrist. Australia team is leading the series by 2-1.

Indian all rounder Irfan Pathan is hoping to get win in the last Test and make the series draw. In five day, pitch should be helpful for bowlers.

The 36 year old Adam Gilchrist made only 14 off just 18 balls. He hit a typical shot to straight drive for four off Pathan but a moment later Pathan took revenge taking the wicket of Adam Gilchrist and fulfills his 100th Test wicket. Tail enders could not make any protest against Indian bowlers.

RP Singh was out side the field because of thigh injury. Both Irfan Pathan and Ishant Sharma took three wickets each. Virender Sehwag got two wickets for 51.

Australian bowler Mitchael Johnson claimed the wicket of Irfan Pathan. Tomorrow is the last day. Anything can happen for any team. If you want to see the result then keep watch the match that will be telecast on STAR CRICKET.

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