October 4, 2010

1st test match: India vs Australia day 3

Yesterday, Australia lost its remaining wickets and ended up scoring a total score of 428 runs. Shane Watson was the top scorer who had score 126 runs 338 deliveries that included 10 fours and no sixes. Another batsmen who helped the team to put up this good total was Tim Paine. He played a magnificent knock of 92 runs from 196 runs that included 12 fours with no sixes. Zaheer Khan took 5 important wickets for India.

India soon opened their first innings with the openers Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag. They both started off well with the bat and put up a partnership of 81 runs. By the end of the day, Mitchell Johnson came up with another blow who took the wicket of the most dangerous batsman i.e, Virender Sehwag. Play was called off and India ended up on day 2 scoring 110 runs with the loss of 2 wickets. Rahul Dravid was not out with a score of 23 runs and Ishant Sharma with 0.

On Day 3, they both put up a partnership of 45 runs before Sharma fell for Doug Bollinger. There was some good play in the middle order. Sachin Tendulkar played well with Suresh Raina. They both departed to pavilion and failed to get a century. Sachin Tendulkar got out after scoring a good score of 98 runs and Suresh Raina departed after scoring 83 runs. After the breakage of this good partnership, Indians wall was broken down into pieces. They soon lost its remaining 5 wickets in a very quick interval. At the end of the Day, Australia managed to take all the 10 wickets. India landed up scoring 405 in their first innings thereby Australia leading India by 23 runs. Mitchell Johnson took 5 wickets that helped them to sweep the Indian team and get the lead.

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