October 2, 2010

1st test match: India vs Australia

First test cricket match between India and Australia started yesterday at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali. The toss went into the favor of Australia and the chose to bat first.

Shane Watson and Simon Katich started the batting innings for the Australian side. Simon Katich did stay for longer period as he returned to the pavilion by getting lbw in Zaheer Khan's delivery. At that point of time, Australia has scored only 13 runs in total in 4.2 over. Ricky Ponting came in to bat and teamed up with Shane Watson to put up a very good partnership of 141 runs. Ricky Ponting departed after scoring 71 runs from 124 deliveries. He got run out which was hit by Suresh Raina. This gave an shy of relief for the Indians as they finally broke out an very good partnership. Later this breakup, Indians started to be back on track as they started to build pressure on the Aussies. Australia lost 3 more wickets and its total score was 222 runs on board. By the end of the day, Australia managed to put up a total score of 224 runs with the loss of 5 wickets. Zaheer Khan took 3 wickets but Pragyan Ojha was the most successful bowler for today as his economical rate was just 1.25 runs per over in 31 overs. Shane Watson was unbeaten scoring 101 runs from 279 deliveries that included 8 fours.

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