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India vs Australia: Chennai Test, Day 5 - As it happened...Zeenews Sports Bureau


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INDIA Overs: 11.3 II Score: 50/2 (Pujara 8*, Tendulkar 13*) TARGET: 50

THAT’S IT! PUJARA HITS THE WINNING SINGLE. India have defeated Australia in the first Test by eight wickets to take 1-0 lead in the four-match series. The focus now shifts to Hyderabad where the teams will draw swords for the second Test. India will look to take an unassailable lead while Australia will look to bounce back from this humbling defeat. R Ashwin , MS Dhoni have been the star of this comprehensive win. Ashwin took 12 wickets while Dhoni scored a maiden double century.

INDIA Overs: 10 II Score: 49/2 (Pujara 7*, Tendulkar 13*) TARGET: 50

Master looks in a hurry! he has dispatched Lyon’s two delivery over long-on for two biggies! His first two deliveries in the second dig have fetched him 12 runs.

INDIA Overs: 9.2 II Score: 36/2 (Pujara 7*) TARGET: 50

OUT! Another wicket falls! Virender Sehwag has been caught by Michael Clarke at first slip off Nathan Lyon. He scored 19 (23b, 4X3) runs. A tossed up delivery from Lyon and Sehwag comes forward to push it back. Gets a thick outside edge and Clarke completes a good low catch. His wicket brings Sachin Tendulkar to the middle. A loud cheer welcomes the Master.

INDIA Overs: 8 II Score: 36/1 ( Sehwag 19*, Pujara 7*) TARGET: 50

Pujara uses his feet and gets to the pitch of the delivery from Lyon and plays it to midwicket region for another couple. He takes a single off the penultimate delivery bringing Sehwag on strike.Lyon tosses his final delivery of the over and Sehwag safely defends it back. Three runs from the over.

INDIA Overs: 7 II Score: 33/1 ( Sehwag 19*, Pujara 4*) TARGET: 50

Peter Siddle introduced into the attack replacing James Pattinson. His third delivery is full on the leg and Sehwag plays a beautiful straight drive past the non-strikers’ end for his third boundary. Four from Siddle’s first in the second innings. India just 17 away from winning this Test.

INDIA Overs: 6 II Score: 29/1 ( Sehwag 15*, Pujara 2*) TARGET: 50

Pujara adds another couple to his total. He gets to the pitch of the delivery and drives it through cover region and runs two. Just two from the over as India move closer to the target. Vijay has failed in both the innings.

INDIA Overs: 5 II Score: 27/1 ( Sehwag 15*, Pujara 2*) TARGET: 50

Bespectacled or not, Sehwag hasn’t lost the urge to go after everything outside off. Pattinson drops one short and wide of off stump, Sehwag goes after it. Ends up getting a thick edge that flies over slip region for a boundary. Off the final delivery, he goes again after a full length delivery and adds a couple to his total. Eight runs from the over.

INDIA Overs: 4 II Score: 19/1 ( Sehwag 7*, Pujara 2*) TARGET: 50

Lyon continues from the other end. Sehwag takes a single off his second delivery bringing Pujara on strike. Pujara gets off the mark with a couple. Three runs from the over. India need another 31 runs to win this match.

INDIA Overs: 2.6 II Score: 16/1 ( Sehwag 6*, Pujara 0*) TARGET: 50

OUT! James Patterson strikes for Australia! What a waste from Vijay! He has been caught by Moises Henriques. He scored 6 (12b, 6X1). A fullish delivery from Pattinson inviting Vijay to drive but he plays it in the iar and Henriques completes that catch at mid-off. Cheteshwar Pujara is the new batsman in the middle.

INDIA Overs: 2 II Score: 11/0 (Vijay 6*, Sehwag 1*) TARGET: 50

Spin in Nathan Lyon introduced early by Clarke. Sehwag is on strike and he gets off the mark with a single. After safely negotiating the next three deliveries, Vijay goes down the track launching the fifth over Lyon’s head for a six. A flat six this from Vijay to get off the mark. Seven runs from the over.

INDIA Over: 1 II Score: 4/0 (Vijay 0*, Sehwag 0*) TARGET: 50

Pattinson drops his first ball short and Vijay has to make some effort to get his hand out of the line of the delivery. Matthew Wade dives behind the stumps but the ball evades him and goes for four byes. Four runs from the over.

INDIA Over: 0 II Score: 0/0 (Vijay 0*, Sehwag 0*) TARGET: 50

All right then! Oz players led by Michael Clarke have walked to the middle to defend a slim target of 50 runs. A bespectacled Virender Sehwag and Murali Vijay will hope to gain some confidence leading India to a win on their own. James Pattinson has the new ball.

AUSTRALIA Overs: 92.6 II Score: 241/10 (Henriques 81*)

OUT! Jadeja gets the better of Lyon. Australia have been bowled out for 241 in their second dig. Jadeja gets the extra bounce as Lyon comes forward to block one. The ball goes to short leg after taking an inside edge and then hitting the pad. A simple catch to end Lyon’s stay. He scored 11 (77b, 4X1). India need 50 runs to win this Test. That stand between Henriques and Lyon was worth 66 runs. In other words, this last wicket stand is the reason Australia have avoided an innings defeat.

AUSTRALIA Overs: 90 II Score: 236/9 (Henriques 77*, Lyon 10*)

Three runs came in the 87th over bowled by Jadeja. The next fetched Australia just a single followed by two consecutive maidens. Six overs have been bowled today and the pair looks determined to see this early hour of play safely.

AUSTRALIA Overs: 86 II Score: 232/9 (Henriques 75*, Lyon 8*)

Giving company to Jadeja from the other end is man-in-form R Ashwin. Ashwin has taken a total of 12 wickets already in this match. Facing him is Nathan Lyon. Some solid defending from the right-hander. Can these two take the lead past 100 runs? Another maiden.

AUSTRALIA Overs: 85 II Score: 232/9 (Henriques 75*, Lyon 8*)

Ravindra Jadeja has begun the proceedings of the final day’s play. He is bowling with a slip and a gully. Henriques is on the strike and has Nathan Lyon at the other end for company. A maiden over to start off with. India will look to take this final wicket as soon as possible.

AUSTRALIA Overs: 84 II Score: 232/9 (Henriques 75*, Lyon 8*)

With just one wicket in hand and a slender lead of 40 runs, Australia are staring at defeat in the first Test at the hands of their hosts India. R Ashwin has continued with his form taking five wickets in the second innings as well. Only Moises Henriques with a dogged 75* was able to put up some fight against rampaging Indians. Even first innings centurion Michael Clarke wasn’t allowed to settle down as he departed after showing an early intent to counterattack.


First Published: Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 18:14

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