October 13, 2010

2nd test match: India vs Australia

On the fourth day, India finally ended up its first batting innings with a total of 495 runs loosing all 10 wickets. At the start of the day, India were 435/5 with Sachin Tendulkar batting on 191 and MS Dhoni on the crease. Sachin Tendulkar scored his sixth double century of the test career. Finally, Peter George an new entry for the Australian team claimed Sachin Tendulkar's wicket. India lost its 6th wicket when it reached 486 runs in total. After the fall of the master blaster, India lost remaining 4 wickets adding only 9 runs to the total. India in the first innings managed to score only 495 runs in total (495/10). India were leading Australia by 17 runs in the first innings.

Soon, Australia started their second innings with the openers Shane Watson and Simon Katich. First wicket partnership resulted in 58 runs. At this point, Australia lost its openers. Ricky Ponting took the charge and started to play well with the support of Michael Hussey and Tim Paine. He scored his half century and departed when their total was 181 runs. Ricky Ponting was the 6th wicket to fall for Australia. He scored 72 runs in 117 deliveries which included 7 fours and a six. Indians by the before the end of the day managed to take one more wicket who was Tim Paine. At the end of the fourth day, Australia have scored 202 runs with the loss of 7 wickets (202/7). Mitchell Johnson and Nathan Hauritz are still batting with a score of 7 runs and 8 runs. Australia is leading India by 185 runs in the second innings.

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