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India vs Australia 2013: Hyderabad Test, Day 1 - As it happened...Zeenews Sports Bureau

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Hyderabad: Updates from Day 1 of the second Test being played between India and Australia at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad.

MATCH REPORT I SCORECARD» I HIGHLIGHTS»

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INDIA (1st innings) Score: 5/0 II Overs: 3 (Sehwag 4*)

Day 1, Stumps The Indian openers have played all the three overs and it has been India’s day without a doubt. Michael Clarke was once again the only batsmen who was up for a fight as he stitched a 145-run partnership with Wade. When Wade was dismissed, the score read 208/5. Australia lost the next four wickets for just 28 runs as Jadeja bowled brilliantly towards the end of Australia’s first innings.

MS Dhoni will be a satisfied skipper, however he won’t be too happy with his individual performance behind the stumps. Clarke made an interesting decision by declaring the innings and now Indian batsmen have ample of time to build a good first innings lead. With most of their batsmen in form, the task shouldn’t be a difficult one for them.

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AUSTRALIA (1st innings) Score: 236/9 II Overs: 85 (Doherty 0*, Pattinson 0*)

And guess what, Australia have declared their innings at 237/9 which means Indian batsmen will have to play a minimum of three overs today.

Jadeja picked his third wicket of the match as Michael Clarke went for a slog sweep, didn’t connect and the stumps were rattled. It was another top innings from the Australian skipper. Meanwhile Harbhajan also picked his second wicket of the match as Peter Siddle was caught plumb in front of the wicket.

MJ Clarke b Jadeja 91 (186b)

PM Siddle lbw b Harbhajan Singh 0 (14b)

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AUSTRALIA (1st innings) Score: 236/9 II Overs: 84 (Doherty 0*, Pattinson 0*)

Jadeja picked his third wicket of the match as Michael Clarke went for a slog sweep, didn’t connect and the stumps were rattled. It was another top innings from the Australian skipper. Meanwhile Harbhajan also picked his second wicket of the match as Peter Siddle was caught plumb in front of the wicket.

MJ Clarke b Jadeja 91 (186b)

PM Siddle lbw b Harbhajan Singh 0 (14b)

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AUSTRALIA (1st innings) Score: 233/7 II Overs: 80 (Clarke 88*)

Jadeja strikes again, Maxwell this time! Not sure about Harbhajan, BUT Jadeja is looking a different bowler after picking his first wicket. It was pitched short as Maxwell went for the cut, didn’t time it well and nicked it to MS Dhoni, who would be relieved after holding on to one. And that was a good catch! Ashwin hasn’t been brought into the attack as Jadeja continues to impress, as a bowler.

GJ Maxwell c Dhoni b Jadeja 13 (22b)

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AUSTRALIA (1st innings) Score: 217/6 II Overs: 74 (Clarke 85*)

Jadeja dismisses Moises Henriques After having a fantastic debut in the first Test, Henriques has been bowled by an excellent delivery from Jadeja who is not a big turner of the ball. But on this occasion, Jadeja pitched the ball on the leg stump and Henriques stretched forward trying to play the ball towards the on side, but the ball spun and hit the stumps. Jadeja is delighted, so are his team mates. Two quick wickets for the team.

MC Henriques b Jadeja 5 (22b)

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AUSTRALIA (1st innings) Score: 212/5 II Overs: 68 (Clarke 81*)

Bhajji finally picks a wicket, Wade departs! And after waiting for eternity, India finally get another breakthrough! It was bowled short by Harbhajan who offered some width to Wade, he went for it, the ball was in the air and Bhuvan took an excellent catch diving to his left.

MS Wade c Kumar b Harbhajan Singh 62 (144b)

Michael Clarke and Matthew Wade have broken the highest wicket partnership for the fifth wicket for Australia in India. These two added 145 runs for the fifth wicket.

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AUSTRALIA (1st innings) Score: 187/4 II Overs: 60 (Clarke 68*, Wade 55*)

TEA: The under fire Wade gets a fifty that could prove vital not just for his career, but also or this Australian innings. As the two walk off for tea, they've added on 124 runs for the 5th wicket and it has been the Aussies' session. Ashwin may have been underbowled and there were signs of a lot of turn towards the end of the session but it only builds up to a fascinating third and final session when the players are back on. Meanwhile, time for coffee for us! And some honey chilli potatoes.

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AUSTRALIA (1st innings) Score: 162/4 II Overs: 51 (Clarke 54*, Wade 45*)

Michael Clarke continues to impress as a skipper and he extends his record against India with yet another solid half-century. Clarke scored 130, 31 in the two innings of the Chennai Test. He was dropped by Pujara at short leg off Ashwin’s bowling, and it is not for the first time in this series that he has been lucky.

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AUSTRALIA (1st innings) Score: 129/4 II Overs: 42 (Clarke 47*)

Ishant Sharma and Harbhajan have been bowling since lunch. Michael Clarke and Wade have added 66 runs so far and are now looking good at the crease. Both Harbhajan and Ishant are far from their best and it’s probably time to get Aswhin back into the attack.

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AUSTRALIA (1st innings) Score: 100/4 II Overs: 33 (Clarke 31*)

100 up for Australia Bhuvaneshwar Kumar is bowling with a probing length and isn’t giving the Aussies anything to free their arms. Harbhajan Singh is bowling from the other end and we wonder if Ashwin would have been a better choice. But Bhajji needs to grow in confidence and a wicket is the only thing that could recharge ‘The Turbanator.’ Michael Clarke is there at the crease and he isn’t taking too many chances at the moment, in short, his counter-attack is on hold.

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AUSTRALIA (1st innings) Score: 83/4 II Overs: 28 (Clarke 20*)

That’s lunch It was a session highly dominated by the Indian bowlers. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar bowled an excellent spell moving the ball both ways that troubled the Aussies. He picked his first Test wicket and followed it with two more. Ishant Sharma is yet to find his rhythm though.

Talking about the spinners Ashwin began with four maiden overs and Harbhajan, Jadeja were introduced just before the lunch. Dhoni would be a happy man and his counterpart once again has an uphill task ahead of him.

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AUSTRALIA (1st innings) Score: 63/4 II Overs: 22 (Clarke 6*)

And a wicket for Ashwin! It spun away and Hughes edged it, it spilled out of Dhoni’s gloves but the Indian skipper responded extremely well by diving to his front and taking the catch cleanly in the second attempt. Matthew Wade comes to the crease. Australia need another big innings from Clarke here.

PJ Hughes c Dhoni b Ashwin 19 (57b)

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AUSTRALIA (1st innings) Score: 57/3 II Overs: 16 (Hughes 19*)

And Bhuvan gets the Big Fish! Shane Watson is out lbw. What a session Bhuvaneshwar Kumar is having. He has picked all the three wickets and the Aussies have looked vulnerable against him. It was a short ball and Watson went for the pull, the ball didn’t bounce as much as he expected and hit him on the right leg, above the pads. Australia in trouble and their skipper comes to the crease.

SR Watson lbw b Kumar 23 (31b)

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AUSTRALIA (1st innings) Score: 43/2 II Overs: 10 (Hughes 17*)

Shane Watson and Phil Hughes scored some boundaries in the last five overs. Watson got off the mark with a lovely straight-drive off Bhuvaneshwar Kumar. Phil Hughes on the other hand is punishing the loose deliveries. Ishant Sharma hasn’t picked a wicket so far in spite of bowling with a good line and length.

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AUSTRALIA (1st innings) Score: 19/2 II Overs: 5 (Watson 4*)

And he strikes again! This time its Ed Cowan who departs for 4. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar is known to swing the ball and he is doing exactly that! It was pitched slightly outside the leg stump and went on to hit the batsman on the pads. The Australian dressing room might be thinking of the DRS. Shane Watson is the new batsman at the crease.

EJM Cowan lbw b Kumar 4 (13b)

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AUSTRALIA (1st innings) Score: 10/1 II Overs: 3 (Cowan 0*, Hughes 0*)

And Bhuvan gets the first breakthrough! Terrific ball to get rid of David Warner! After bowling an ordinary first over, Bhuvan began the second with a wide delivery down the leg side that went for four byes! But the next one was pitched on a good length and it swung into the batsman, Warner got an inside edge as the leg stump was uprooted! Phil Hughes is the new batsman.

DA Warner b Kumar 6 (8b)

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TOSS: Australia have won the toss and Clarke has decided to bat first.

Team India would be high on confidence as they take on Australia in the second Test at Hyderabad. The visitors had a tough time handling the spin attack in Chennai where they were defeated by 8 wickets.

Good news for Team India is that most of their batsmen found form. While MS Dhoni slammed an impressive double ton, Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar also looked in good form.

The Australian batsmen on the other hand couldn’t do much in the first Test. It was an excellent debut by Moises Henriques and skipper Michael Clarke was the only other batsman looking to put some fight.

First Published: Sunday, March 03, 2013, 09:01


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