Daijiworld Media Network
Adelaide , Jan 24 : Fourth and final test match between India and Australia is underway at the Adelaide cricket ground here, host Australia won the toss and elected to bat first.
Facing one match ban, Indian captain Dhoni i snot playing in this test. Wicket-keeper Saha has come in place of Dhoni, rest of the team is unchanged from last test played at Perth.
Australia has lost two quick quick wickets in form of Warner and Marsh. Score at the end of first hour of play, 45/2. Ponting and Cowan are at the crease.
First wicket : Zaheer to Warner, out Lbw!! Aleem Dar took his time and then gave it out. It was a fair decision too. Warner caught on the crease and struck on the pad in front of middle and leg. Struck him on or around the knee roll as he didn't get his bat across to defend. Good ball from Zaheer - produced the in-dipper and got slight seam movement to catch Warner unawares. Warner lbw b Zaheer 8(23)
Second Wicket: Ashwin to Shaun Marsh, out Bowled!! Shaun Marsh is comprehensively bowled. His horrid tour continues. He can't believe that it has bowled him and walks off shell-shocked. Took some time for him to realise that it has indeed castled him. Slower, and tantalising flight from Ashwin. It went straight on and Shaun Marsh played completely outside the line. The bat was hanging out without any hope, the ball slowly found it's way past the inside edge and kissed off. Marsh couldn't have played that any poorly - shows his lack of form. Shaun Marsh b Ashwin 3(12)
Umpires: Aleem Dar(Pak), Kumar Dharmasena(SL)Third Umpire: Simon Fry(Aus)Match Referee: Ranjan Madugalle
India: Virender Sehwag (c), Gautam Gambhir, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, Virat Kohli, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Zaheer Khan, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav
Australia: David Warner, Ed Cowan, Shaun Marsh, Ricky Ponting, Michael Clarke (c), Michael Hussey, Brad Haddin (wk), Peter Siddle, Ryan Harris, Nathan Lyon, Ben Hilfenhaus