1st Test: India v Australia at Mumbai, 27 Feb-3 Mar 2001

Ball-by-Ball Commentary

       Welcome to the CricInfo.com LIVE commentary
       This is the first Test between Australia and India in Mumbai
       Steve Waugh wins the toss decides to bowl first after leaving out
        Kasprowicz, Miller and Martyn from the playing XI
       Ganguly says that its not a surprise as he would have also batted
        if he had won the toss
       India leaving out Hirwani, Badani and Zaheer Khan
       All the players assemble for a minute's silence for the Don
       The much awaited Test series is about to start here
       The Australia have 15 Test wins in a row
       India will be looking forward to break that streak
       Everyone with a black strip on their arms to show condolence for
        the Don
       Umpires Shepherd and Venkataraghavan come out to the field
       Ramesh and Das coming out to bat
       McGrath will start the bowling for Australia as always
       Das will take strike before Ramesh
       Das averages 55.75 from 6 Test innings
   0.1 McGrath to Das, no run, extra bounce, pitches well outside off
        stump, swings very much away
       3 slips, 1 gully, 1 leg gully, a bat pad catcher
   0.2 McGrath to Das, no run, more bouce still, goes a bit closer to the
        batsman, shoulders arms
   0.3 McGrath to Das, no run, this time, the ball comes oin off the
        pitch, gets oh his thighs
   0.4 McGrath to Das, no run, directed on his pads, turns it to leg
        gully, played it wellsafely
   0.5 McGrath to Das, three runs, pitched up, good foot work, leans to
        that ball and drives it very well through the vacant mid off
        region, Mark Waugh runs and fields the ball just in front of the
        ropes and saves a run for his time, sweetly timed by Das
   0.6 McGrath to Ramesh, no run, welcome Ramesh!, sharp bouncer, Ramesh
        moves away quite easily

End of over 1 (3 runs) India 3/0
GD McGrath 1-0-3-0
SS Das 3* (5b) S Ramesh 0* (1b)

       Fleming will share the new ball with McGrath
   1.1 Fleming to Das, no run, pitches just outside the off stump and
        moves away mildly
   1.2 Fleming to Das, no run, again keeps it just outside the off stump,
        shoulders arms easily
   1.3 Fleming to Das, no run, way outside the off stump, far away for Das
        to play at it, puts his front fot forward and across and lets it
        to the keeper
   1.4 Fleming to Das, no run, straight ball this time, Das again decides
        not to meddle with that ball as it was rightly in the corridor of
        uncertainity
   1.5 Fleming to Das, one run, on off stumo, opens him up, thick edge,
        falls short of 3rd slip and runs behind for a single
   1.6 Fleming to Ramesh, one run, directed on his pads, flicks it very
        well to start his account for this innings

End of over 2 (2 runs) India 5/0
DW Fleming 1-0-2-0
S Ramesh 1* (2b) SS Das 4* (10b)

   2.1 McGrath to Ramesh, no run, short ball, outside off stump, good
        bounce, Ramesh tries the pull awkwardly, misses it
   2.2 McGrath to Ramesh, no run, good length ball, Ramesh defends it
        towards point with authority
   2.3 McGrath to Ramesh, no run, on target, half heartedly defends at it,
        thick inside edge and gets on to the pads
   2.4 McGrath to Ramesh, no run, angled across the left hander, pitched
        in short, Ramesh tries to go beneath that ball, but the ball was
        well outside the off stump
   2.5 McGrath to Ramesh, no run, excelletn ball leaving the left hander
        very mildly, Ramesh fishes at it and the ball misses the outside
        edge by a whisker
   2.6 McGrath to Ramesh, no run, on target, defends it down to the off
        side safely

End of over 3 (maiden) India 5/0
GD McGrath 2-1-3-0
SS Das 4* (10b) S Ramesh 1* (8b)

   3.1 Fleming to Das, no run, good length ball, on target, comes forward
        and defends with bat and pad very close
   3.2 Fleming to Das, no run, very well pitched up, movement in the air,
        Das confidently drives it back to Fleming
   3.3 Fleming to Das, one run, directed on his pads, turns it towards
        long leg
   3.4 Fleming to Ramesh, no run, just outside the off stump, wanted to
        leave that ball, but the ball came in a bit and gets the bat and
        the ball luckily rolls to slips
   3.5 Fleming to Ramesh, one run, comes half forward and defends it
        towards mid wicket and take a quick single
   3.6 Fleming to Das, no run, the ball came in a long way, Das lets it go
        to the keeper very well knowing where his off stump is

End of over 4 (2 runs) India 7/0
DW Fleming 2-0-4-0
S Ramesh 2* (10b) SS Das 5* (14b)

       4 slips , 2 gullies, 1 point for Ramesh
   4.1 McGrath to Ramesh, no run, just outside the off stump, taps it
        towards gully
   4.2 McGrath to Ramesh, OUT: short ball outside leg stump, goes for the
        hook and manages only an edge, Gilchrist moves easily to his right
        and takes a catch well above his shoulder, Ramesh was hesitant to
        go until Venkat put his finger up though Ramesh had edged it very

       India 7/1, Partnership of 7
       S Ramesh  c Gilchrist b McGrath  2 (12b 0x4 0x6)
       SS Das 5* (14b) GD McGrath 2.2-1-3-1

       Dravid is the new batter
   4.3 McGrath to Dravid, no run, on target, plenty of bounce for McGrath,
        defends it down well
   4.4 McGrath to Dravid, no run, keeps the ball outside off stump, short
        ball, lets it go to Gilchrist
   4.5 McGrath to Dravid, no run, outside off stump, moving away,
        shoulders arms easily
   4.6 McGrath to Dravid, no run, short ball, goes beneath that one
        easily, McGrath seems to be fired up after the wicket

End of over 5 (maiden) India 7/1
GD McGrath 3-2-3-1
SS Das 5* (14b) R Dravid 0* (4b)

   5.1 Fleming to Das, no run, outside off stump, puts his front foot
        forward and lets it to the keeper
   5.2 Fleming to Das, no run, pitches it well up, just outside off stump,
        left it alone again
   5.3 Fleming to Das, FOUR, well pitched up, on off stump, leans forward
        and drives it very wel through the vacant mid off region, this
        time Mark Waugh not able to reach the ball before the ropes
       The first boundary of the Test match
   5.4 Fleming to Das, no run, outside off stump, left alone again
   5.5 Fleming to Das, no run, outside off stump again, comes in a bit,
        left alone safely
   5.6 Fleming to Das, FOUR, full toss on his pads, flicks it beautifully
        off his pads behind square leg to get the 2nd boundary of the over

End of over 6 (8 runs) India 15/1
DW Fleming 3-0-12-0
R Dravid 0* (4b) SS Das 13* (20b 2x4)

   6.1 McGrath to Dravid, one run, comes forward and defends it towards
        the vacant mid on and gets off the marl
   6.2 McGrath to Das, no run, directed down the leg side, lets it to the
        keeper very safely
   6.3 McGrath to Das, no run, slightly short of length, came in off the
        pitch, gets it on the stomach as he wanted to let it to the keeper
        again
   6.4 McGrath to Das, no run, outside off stump,left alone again
   6.5 McGrath to Das, no run, another one, well outsside the off stump,
        not bothering Das at all at that instance
   6.6 McGrath to Das, no run, way outside the off stump, short ball
        again, Das is never going to be bothered by such balls

End of over 7 (1 run) India 16/1
GD McGrath 4-2-4-1
R Dravid 1* (5b) SS Das 13* (25b 2x4)

       Gillespie replaces Fleming from the Pavilion End
   7.1 Gillespie to Dravid, three runs, fastish ball, Dravid comes well
        forward and drives it very well through point, Mark Waugh gets the
        3rd chase of the morning
   7.2 Gillespie to Das, no run, on target, compact and confident defence
        from the short man
   7.3 Gillespie to Das, one run, on target again, taps it in front of
        square leg lethargically for the single
   7.4 Gillespie to Dravid, no run, on off stump, half forward and defends
        it towards cover, not very confidently defended
   7.5 Gillespie to Dravid, no run, this time, outside the off stump, puts
        his front foot forward and lets it go to the keeper in his own
        style
   7.6 Gillespie to Dravid, no run, outside the off stump, left alone
        confortably

End of over 8 (4 runs) India 20/1
JN Gillespie 1-0-4-0
SS Das 14* (27b 2x4) R Dravid 4* (9b)

   8.1 McGrath to Das, no run, down the leg side, short ball, did not
        bounce much
   8.2 McGrath to Das, no run, outside the off stump, shoulders arms
        hurriedly
   8.3 McGrath to Das, no run, outside off stump, moving further away, as
        usual, Das lets it to Gilchrist
   8.4 McGrath to Das, no run, good length this time, compact defence from
        Das
   8.5 McGrath to Das, no run, bangs it short again, outside off stump,
        holds his bat very high as always and Gilchrist collects the ball
   8.6 McGrath to Das, no run, well pitched up, puts his front foot
        forward and across and defedns it towards gully

End of over 9 (maiden) India 20/1
GD McGrath 5-3-4-1
R Dravid 4* (9b) SS Das 14* (33b 2x4)

   9.1 Gillespie to Dravid, FOUR, on his pads, flicks it very well off his
        toes, super short from The Wall
   9.2 Gillespie to Dravid, no run, Gillespie keeps it outside the off
        stump this time, Dravid comes forward and lets it go to the keeper
   9.3 Gillespie to Dravid, one run, continuing to drift on his pads,
        turns it to long leg with ease for the single
   9.4 Gillespie to Das, no run, just outside off stump, defends it back
        towards the bowler off the back foot, did not get the body behind
        as he defended it
   9.5 Gillespie to Das, no run, defends it towards point with an angled
        bat
   9.6 Gillespie to Das, no run, pitched well up, Das going to puch that
        ball and misses, gets on the pad, loud appeal, Shepherd turns it
        down as the ball did much and was going to miss the leg stump

End of over 10 (5 runs) India 25/1
JN Gillespie 2-0-9-0
R Dravid 9* (12b 1x4) SS Das 14* (36b 2x4)

  10.1 McGrath to Dravid, no run, straight ball outside off stump, Dravid
        will only let it go to Gilchrist
  10.2 McGrath to Dravid, no run, outside the off stumo, lets it to the
        keeper again
  10.3 McGrath to Dravid, no run, came in a long way pitching well outside
        the off stump, Dravid again lets it to the keeper
  10.4 McGrath to Dravid, no run, on target, goes back and defends it
        cautiously
  10.5 McGrath to Dravid, no run, outside the off stump, bends down on his
        back and lets the ball go to the keeper
  10.6 McGrath to Dravid, no run, defends it safely towards gully

End of over 11 (maiden) India 25/1
GD McGrath 6-4-4-1 - Garware Pavilion End
SS Das 14* (36b 2x4) R Dravid 9* (18b 1x4)

  11.1 Gillespie to Das, no run, leans forward and drives it off the front
        fot very well to point, finds the fielder and so gets no run
  11.2 Gillespie to Das, no run, fastish ball, just outside the off stump,
        leaves it to the keeper
  11.3 Gillespie to Das, no run, straight ball, outside the off, decides
        not to play wiat it again
  11.4 Gillespie to Das, no run, on target, confidently defends it to the
        off side
  11.5 Gillespie to Das, no run, fullish ball, again outside off stump, no
        need to explain what Das did
  11.6 Gillespie to Das, no run, short ball, bends behind and lets that
        ball go to the keeper again

End of over 12 (maiden) India 25/1
JN Gillespie 3-1-9-0 - Garware Pavilion End
R Dravid 9* (18b 1x4) SS Das 14* (42b 2x4)

       McGrath rested now, Fleming back in action
  12.1 Fleming to Dravid, OUT: well pitched up, moving away, moving well
        enough to take the outside edge and flies to Gilchrist who will
        never drop such catches, Dravid failed in his foot work on playing
        that ball

       India 25/2, Partnership of 18
       R Dravid  c & b Fleming  9 (19b 1x4 0x6)
       SS Das 14* (42b 2x4) DW Fleming 3.1-0-12-1

       Fleming strikes on his first ball of his second spell
       Sachin comes out - real battle from now
  12.2 Fleming to Tendulkar, two runs, pitched up, bends his head down and
        drives it towards long off to get off the mark without wasting any
        time
  12.3 Fleming to Tendulkar, no run, on target, good length ball, comes
        forward and defends it compactly
  12.4 Fleming to Tendulkar, no run, nice ball, fastish one on target,
        opens up Sachin, defends it to the off side
  12.5 Fleming to Tendulkar, no run, defends it towards mid on
  12.6 Fleming to Tendulkar, FOUR, on his pads, you dont get away with
        such balls to Sachin usually, flicks it in a flash to the backward
        square leg fence

End of over 13 (6 runs) India 31/2
DW Fleming 4-0-18-1 - Tata End
SS Das 14* (42b 2x4) SR Tendulkar 6* (5b 1x4)

  13.1 Gillespie to Das, no run, comes forward and defends it with a dead
        bat very very comfortably
  13.2 Gillespie to Das, no run, stretches forward and defends, rolls to
        his pads
  13.3 Gillespie to Das, no run, leans well forward and defends it towards
        poitn comfortably
  13.4 Gillespie to Das, no run, on target, extra bounce, goes back and
        defends it
  13.5 Gillespie to Das, OUT: puts his front fot forward and goes for the
        square drive, gets the bal in the air towards gully, Hayden dives
        to his left and takes a good catch to send back the impressive Das

       India 31/3, Partnership of 6
       SS Das  c Hayden b Gillespie  14 (47b 2x4 0x6)
       SR Tendulkar 6* (5b 1x4) JN Gillespie 3.5-1-9-1

Match State: Drinks

  13.6 Gillespie to Ganguly, no run, pitched well up on his pads, defends
        it towards mid wicket

End of over 14 (maiden) India 31/3
JN Gillespie 4-2-9-1 - Garware Pavilion End
SR Tendulkar 6* (5b 1x4) SC Ganguly 0* (1b)

  14.1 Fleming to Tendulkar, three runs, goes back and defends it down
        along the ground past the bowler to long off and runs very well
        for three
  14.2 Fleming to Ganguly, no run, goes back and defends that bouncing
        ball
  14.3 Fleming to Ganguly, no run, fullish ball, goes for the loose drive
        and does not connect properly
  14.4 Fleming to Ganguly, no run, goes back and defends it towards cover
        very confidently
  14.5 Fleming to Ganguly, no run, short ball outside the leg stump,
        Ganguly sits down and the ball goes very high to Gilchrist's
        gloves
  14.6 Fleming to Ganguly, no run, leaves the left hander late, Ganguly
        fishes at that one and is beaten comprehensively

End of over 15 (3 runs) India 34/3
DW Fleming 5-0-21-1 - Tata End
SR Tendulkar 9* (6b 1x4) SC Ganguly 0* (6b)

  15.1 Gillespie to Tendulkar, FOUR, leans lethargically forward and
        drives it all along the ground to long off through the vacant
        region, super shot from the maestro
  15.2 Gillespie to Tendulkar, no run, again goes for the same drive, thsi
        time the mid off man bisects tha ball
  15.3 Gillespie to Tendulkar, no run, slowish ball, opens him up, thick
        leading edge, rolls back to the bowler
  15.4 Gillespie to Tendulkar, no run, pitches outside the off stump,
        comes in a long way, shoulders arms safely
  15.5 Gillespie to Tendulkar, legbye: one run, taps it towards mid wicket
        off his thighs, gets only his pads as the ball rolls for a leg bye
  15.6 Gillespie to Ganguly, FOUR, comes well forward and plays his trade
        mark square drive to get off the mark

End of over 16 (9 runs) India 43/3
JN Gillespie 5-2-17-1 - Garware Pavilion End
SR Tendulkar 13* (11b 2x4) SC Ganguly 4* (7b 1x4)

  16.1 Fleming to Tendulkar, no run, goes back and defends it cautiously
  16.2 Fleming to Tendulkar, (noball) no run, Fleming oversteps and keeps
        the ball just outside the off stump, Sachin lets it to the keeper
  16.2 Fleming to Tendulkar, no run, drives it with power and timing to
        mid off
  16.3 Fleming to Tendulkar, no run, goes back and defends it well with
        the body well behidn the ball
  16.4 Fleming to Tendulkar, no run, just outside the off stump, left
        alone easily
  16.5 Fleming to Tendulkar, no run, tries to force it through cover
        standing up tal, did not time it well
  16.6 Fleming to Tendulkar, no run, pitched slightly up, goes back and
        defends it very compactly with head down

End of over 17 (1 run) India 44/3
DW Fleming 6-0-22-1 (1nb) - Tata End
SC Ganguly 4* (7b 1x4) SR Tendulkar 13* (18b 2x4)

  17.1 Gillespie to Ganguly, no run, goes back and defends it safely
  17.2 Gillespie to Ganguly, no run, across the left hander, left the bat
        late, fishes at that one and is beaten surely
  17.3 Gillespie to Ganguly, no run, again across the left hander, this
        time, well away, shoulders arms safely as he plants his foot
        forward
  17.4 Gillespie to Ganguly, no run, outside off stump, straightish ball,
        left alone to Gilchrist
  17.5 Gillespie to Ganguly, no run, pitches outside the off stump and
        moves further away, Ganguly has nothing to do with that ball
  17.6 Gillespie to Ganguly, no run, outside off stump, goes for the harsh
        cut and misses, Gillespie encouraged there

End of over 18 (maiden) India 44/3
JN Gillespie 6-3-17-1 - Garware Pavilion End
SR Tendulkar 13* (18b 2x4) SC Ganguly 4* (13b 1x4)

  18.1 Fleming to Tendulkar, FOUR, short ball outside off stump, Sachin
        plays the aggressive pull and despatches it to the mid wicket
        ropes, GREAT shot
  18.2 Fleming to Tendulkar, no run, outside off stump, not much of
        bounce, leaves it to Gilchrist this time
  18.3 Fleming to Tendulkar, no run, outside off stump, full ball, left
        alone
  18.4 Fleming to Tendulkar, no run
  18.5 Fleming to Tendulkar, no run, fuller ball, well outside the off
        stump, Sachin wanted to have a go at it, decides against it very
        late
  18.6 Fleming to Tendulkar, one run, on his pads, flicks it easily to
        fine leg to keep strike

End of over 19 (5 runs) India 49/3
DW Fleming 7-0-27-1 (1nb) - Tata End
SR Tendulkar 18* (24b 3x4) SC Ganguly 4* (13b 1x4)

       McGrath comes back from the Garware Pavilion End replacing
        Gillespie
  19.1 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, fullish ball, just outside the off
        stump, puts his front foot well forward and as usual lets the ball
        to Gilchsrist
  19.2 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, wayward outside the off stump, left
        alone , cant reach that ball
  19.3 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, drives it straight back, gets the
        finger of McGrath which slows the ball and rolls to mid off
  19.4 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, leans forward and defends it towards
        gully with his head well down
  19.5 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, outisde off, shoulders arms, the ball
        thunders into the gloves of Gilchrist
  19.6 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, beauty of a delivery, Sachin tries to
        defend as the ball nipped in and went between bat and pad, infact
        brushes the pad and goes to the keeper

End of over 20 (maiden) India 49/3
GD McGrath 7-5-4-1 - Garware Pavilion End
SC Ganguly 4* (13b 1x4) SR Tendulkar 18* (30b 3x4)

       Spin in the form of Warne is about to start now
  20.1 Warne to Ganguly, no run, short ball, bouncer outside leg stump,
        rushes to the keeper
  20.2 Warne to Ganguly, FOUR, full toss, thrashes it wide of mid off, a
        misfield carries the ball to the fences
  20.3 Warne to Ganguly, legbye: two runs, on his pads, tries to tickle it
        fine, gets only the pads and the ball rolls towards fine leg
  20.4 Warne to Ganguly, no run, stretches well forward outside off stump
        and defends it
  20.5 Warne to Ganguly, no run, on target, Ganguly goes back and defends
        it very compactly
  20.6 Warne to Ganguly, no run, that ball turned a long way from outside
        the off stump, Deliberately pads it away

End of over 21 (6 runs) India 55/3
SK Warne 1-0-4-0 - Tata End
SR Tendulkar 18* (30b 3x4) SC Ganguly 8* (19b 2x4)

  21.1 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, keeps it right in that corridor of
        uncertainity, shoulders arms nopt wanting to meddle with that ball
  21.2 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, outside the off stump again, left
        alone to Gilchrist
  21.3 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, outside the off stump again, left
        alone to Gilchrist again
  21.4 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, full on off stump, defends safely
  21.5 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, the ball nips back in, Sachin gets on
        his pads as he goes back, loud appeal, turned down as the point of
        impact was well outside the off stump
  21.6 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run

End of over 22 (maiden) India 55/3
GD McGrath 8-6-4-1 - Garware Pavilion End
SC Ganguly 8* (19b 2x4) SR Tendulkar 18* (36b 3x4)

  22.1 Warne to Ganguly, no run, stretches well forward and outside the
        off stump and defends with his pads
  22.2 Warne to Ganguly, no run, outside off stump again, deliberately
        pads it to the slips
  22.3 Warne to Ganguly, OUT: comes forward and tries to defend, the ball
        turns away, catches the edge and goes low towards Hayden at slips,
        he dives well forward and takes a good catch, India in trouble!!

       India 55/4, Partnership of 24
       SC Ganguly  c Hayden b Warne  8 (22b 2x4 0x6)
       SR Tendulkar 18* (36b 3x4) SK Warne 1.3-0-4-1

       Laxman comes out to bat after scoring tons of runs in the middle
        order in Domestic Cricket
  22.4 Warne to Laxman, no run, stretches forward and defends it towards
        gully
  22.5 Warne to Laxman, no run, pushes it towards point, plays it well in
        front off his pads
  22.6 Warne to Laxman, no run, just outside the off stump, LAxman knows
        where is off stump is as he lets it to Gilchrist

End of over 23 (maiden) India 55/4
SK Warne 2-1-4-1 - Tata End
SR Tendulkar 18* (36b 3x4) VVS Laxman 0* (3b)

  23.1 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, outside off stump, moving away
        slightly , left alone as usual
  23.2 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, pitched up on target, taps it to mid
        on easily, did not want to play a rash shot at it, goes carefully
  23.3 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, outside off stump, came in after
        crossing the pitch, left alone comfortably
  23.4 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, angled in, taps it towards mid wicket
  23.5 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run
  23.6 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, stretches well forward and defends it
        towards cover, confidently middles the ball

End of over 24 (maiden) India 55/4
GD McGrath 9-7-4-1 - Garware Pavilion End
VVS Laxman 0* (3b) SR Tendulkar 18* (42b 3x4)

  24.1 Warne to Laxman, no run, on target, stretches well forward and
        defends it back
  24.2 Warne to Laxman, no run, goes back and defends it comfortably
  24.3 Warne to Laxman, no run, outside leg stump, turning in, tries to
        flick it and gets only the pads
  24.4 Warne to Laxman, one run, leans back and forces it though cover,
        not much of timing in that shot, that breaks the 24 dot ball
        sequence
  24.5 Warne to Tendulkar, no run, pitches on off stump, turns away,
        Sachin lets the first ball he faced from Warne to go to Gilchrist
  24.6 Warne to Tendulkar, no run, pitches outside leg and turns square,
        goes back and defends it comfortably

End of over 25 (1 run) India 56/4
SK Warne 3-1-5-1 - Tata End
VVS Laxman 1* (7b) SR Tendulkar 18* (44b 3x4)

  25.1 McGrath to Laxman, no run, outside off stump, left alone to the
        keeper
  25.2 McGrath to Laxman, no run, comes forward and drives it hard to mid
        off
  25.3 McGrath to Laxman, no run, just keeps it in that corridor of
        uncertainity, shoulders arms very late at that ball
  25.4 McGrath to Laxman, FOUR, short ball, extra bounce, cuts it behind
        gully and the ball runs fast to the ropes
  25.5 McGrath to Laxman, no run, on target, hurriedly defends it towards
        mid on
  25.6 McGrath to Laxman, no run, defends it towards cover

End of over 26 (4 runs) India 60/4
GD McGrath 10-7-8-1 - Garware Pavilion End
SR Tendulkar 18* (44b 3x4) VVS Laxman 5* (13b 1x4)

  26.1 Warne to Tendulkar, no run, on target, well flighted, comes forward
        and defends it with the bat very close to pad
  26.2 Warne to Tendulkar, no run, flighted one on leg stump, square s up
        and defends it very well
  26.3 Warne to Tendulkar, no run, turns away very much, lets it go to the
        keeper
  26.4 Warne to Tendulkar, no run, again, turns square from off stump,
        left alone
  26.5 Warne to Tendulkar, no run, flatish ball on target, compact
        defensive p[ush back to the bowler
  26.6 Warne to Tendulkar, no run, gets his foot forward and gets the ball
        on the pads well outside the off stump

End of over 27 (maiden) India 60/4
SK Warne 4-2-5-1 - Tata End
VVS Laxman 5* (13b 1x4) SR Tendulkar 18* (50b 3x4)

  27.1 McGrath to Laxman, one run, fastish ball on off stump, taps it down
        towards cover point for the quick single
  27.2 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, moves across and defends it to short
        mid wicket who has been placed a bit more finer
  27.3 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, outside off stump, left alone to the
        keeper
       Sachin hasn't scored a run for more than 30 mins now
  27.4 McGrath to Tendulkar, one run, turns his wrist to get the ball wide
        of the mid wicket man and make the single possbile
  27.5 McGrath to Laxman, no run, pitches outside the off stump, left
        alone as the ball came in and goes over the wickets
  27.6 McGrath to Laxman, no run, pushes it to gully, plays at it away
        from the body and as Hayden fields it, Shepherd calls 'Lunch'

End of over 28 (2 runs) India 62/4
GD McGrath 11-7-10-1 - Garware Pavilion End
SR Tendulkar 19* (53b 3x4) VVS Laxman 6* (16b 1x4)

       Thats the end of the first session of this 1st Test between
        Australia and India in Mumbai
       A good session for Australia after opting to bowl
       They have sent back 4 Indian batsmen and have every reason to feel
        happy
       The Indian dressing room can feel a bit happy only because Sachin
        is still batting out there
       Lets all wait and see what Sachin has to show all of us
       Get back to us in about 30 mins for more LIVE commentary

Match State: Lunch - Day 1

       The Aussies back in the field now
       Tendulkar and Laxman coming out to the middle now
       Hope you are all back in your seats for the CricInfo.com LIVE
        commentary
       Everything set for the post lunch session now
       Warne will continue...
  28.1 Warne to Tendulkar, FOUR, starts with a loose ball, rocks back and
        cracks it through cover, great way to start after lunch
  28.2 Warne to Tendulkar, no run, flighted ball, turning away , left
        alone with his foor forward
  28.3 Warne to Tendulkar, no run, flighted and on target, goes back and
        defends cautiously
  28.4 Warne to Tendulkar, two runs, short ball quickly goes back and
        pulls it behind square leg for a couple
  28.5 Warne to Tendulkar, two runs, rocks back at that short ball again
        and cuts it behind point, great dive and save near the ropes from
        Slater saving 2 runs for his team
  28.6 Warne to Tendulkar, no run, pitches outside leg stump, turns in,
        defends it back towards the bowler with a vertical bat

End of over 29 (8 runs) India 70/4
SK Warne 5-2-13-1 - Tata End
VVS Laxman 6* (16b 1x4) SR Tendulkar 27* (59b 4x4)

       Gillespie will take over from McGrath
  29.1 Gillespie to Laxman, no run, outside off stump, left alone to the
        keeper
  29.2 Gillespie to Laxman, no run, outside off stump, puts his front foot
        forward and holds his bat high as he allows the ball to go to the
        keeper untounched
  29.3 Gillespie to Laxman, no run, pitched well pu, hurried push to mid
        on, off the front foot
  29.4 Gillespie to Laxman, no run, angled in, still moves away outside
        the off stump, Laxman easily holds the bat high adn lest the ball
        fly to Gilchrist
  29.5 Gillespie to Laxman, no run, plays at it away from the body, thick
        edge and the ball flies towards gully, great stop by Hayden
  29.6 Gillespie to Laxman, no run, outside off stump, left alone to the
        keeper

End of over 30 (maiden) India 70/4
JN Gillespie 7-4-17-1 - Garware Pavilion End
SR Tendulkar 27* (59b 4x4) VVS Laxman 6* (22b 1x4)

  30.1 Warne to Tendulkar, no run
  30.2 Warne to Tendulkar, no run
  30.3 Warne to Tendulkar, no run
  30.4 Warne to Tendulkar, no run
  30.5 Warne to Tendulkar, one run
  30.6 Warne to Laxman, no run

End of over 31 (1 run) India 71/4
SK Warne 6-2-14-1 - Tata End
SR Tendulkar 28* (64b 4x4) VVS Laxman 6* (23b 1x4)

  31.1 Gillespie to Tendulkar, no run, short of a length on the pads,
        tapped to the on side, no chance of a single there
  31.2 Gillespie to Tendulkar, one run, short of a length and angled into
        the pads again, turned to midwicket
  31.3 Gillespie to Laxman, no run, very well directed short ball, Laxman
        wanted to play the hook, but decides against it at the last moment
  31.4 Gillespie to Laxman, FOUR, comes forward and pushes that good
        length ball just behind point, super timing in that shot, takes it
        past the ropes
  31.5 Gillespie to Laxman, no run, defends it towards point
  31.6 Gillespie to Laxman, no run, outside off stump, goes for the harsh
        cover drive and misses it, Gillespie appeals, very late though

End of over 32 (5 runs) India 76/4
JN Gillespie 8-4-22-1 - Garware Pavilion End
SR Tendulkar 29* (66b 4x4) VVS Laxman 10* (27b 2x4)

  32.1 Warne to Tendulkar, no run, short ball outside leg stump, turning
        in, gpes for the pull and misses it
  32.2 Warne to Tendulkar, no run, stretches forward and defends it
        comfortabl
  32.3 Warne to Tendulkar, no run, full toss on his pads, flicks it to
        forward square leg fielder
  32.4 Warne to Tendulkar, no run, on off stump, comes forward and defends
        safely
  32.5 Warne to Tendulkar, one run, rocks back and cuts it to point and
        gets the single as Gillespie fumbles with that ball
  32.6 Warne to Laxman, no run, leans well forward and defends it to the
        off side

End of over 33 (1 run) India 77/4
SK Warne 7-2-15-1 - Tata End
SR Tendulkar 30* (71b 4x4) VVS Laxman 10* (28b 2x4)

  33.1 Gillespie to Tendulkar, FOUR, pitched up, leans forward and drives
        it past the bowler to long on, gentle push off the front foot,
        super timing on that drive
  33.2 Gillespie to Tendulkar, two runs, just taps it behind square leg
        off his pads and runs very fast to take a couple
  33.3 Gillespie to Tendulkar, no run, tries to turn it to the on side and
        gets on his pads
  33.4 Gillespie to Tendulkar, no run, comes forward and pushes it towards
        mid on, did not get the full bat on that ball
  33.5 Gillespie to Tendulkar, no run, outside off stump, the ball moves
        in very late, lets it to  the keeper
  33.6 Gillespie to Tendulkar, no run, short ball goes across, over leg
        stump, Tendulkar ducks quite comfortably

End of over 34 (6 runs) India 83/4
JN Gillespie 9-4-28-1 - Garware Pavilion End
VVS Laxman 10* (28b 2x4) SR Tendulkar 36* (77b 5x4)

  34.1 Warne to Laxman, no run, turning away outside the off , goes back
        and punches it to the off side, hits the silly point fielder
  34.2 Warne to Laxman, one run, turns away agian, goes back and pushes it
        wide of backward point for the single
  34.3 Warne to Tendulkar, no run, pushes Tendulkar back and the ball
        turns in, defends it very well with the body well behind
  34.4 Warne to Tendulkar, one run, tickles it to backward square leg off
        his thighs to get the single
  34.5 Warne to Laxman, no run, turns away, fishes at that one and is
        beaten
  34.6 Warne to Laxman, no run, stretches forward and guides it towards
        backward point, could not get the single this time

End of over 35 (2 runs) India 85/4
SK Warne 8-2-17-1 - Tata End
SR Tendulkar 37* (79b 5x4) VVS Laxman 11* (32b 2x4)

  35.1 Gillespie to Tendulkar, FOUR, super shot, amazing stuff  from
        Sachin, width and pitched up, Sachin leans on to it and cracks it
        through cover
  35.2 Gillespie to Tendulkar, no run, goes back and defends it to the off
        side cautiously
  35.3 Gillespie to Tendulkar, no run, just outside the off stump, moves
        across and front and defends it towards cover
  35.4 Gillespie to Tendulkar, no run, slightly short of length, goes for
        the off drive again, did not time it very well, the ball
        harmlessly rolls to mid off
  35.5 Gillespie to Tendulkar, bye: one run, wayward bouncer, Gilchrist
        leaps up high to his left, still cant reach that ball
  35.6 Gillespie to Laxman, no run, outside the off stump, the ball came
        in a long way after crossing the wickets and the keeper almost
        collects the ball outside the leg stump

End of over 36 (5 runs) India 90/4
JN Gillespie 10-4-32-1 - Garware Pavilion End
SR Tendulkar 41* (84b 6x4) VVS Laxman 11* (33b 2x4)

  36.1 Warne to Tendulkar, FOUR, full toss on his pads, comes forward and
        flicks it beautifully to mid wicket, Tendulkar on a roll here
  36.2 Warne to Tendulkar, FOUR, goes back and pulls it off his hips to
        deep square leg, another glamorous shot!
  36.3 Warne to Tendulkar, no run, outside leg stump, turning in, coming
        round the wickets, Tendulkar hets it on his pads
  36.4 Warne to Tendulkar, one run, moves a bit across and turns it to
        fine leg to get to his first 50 of the series
  36.5 Warne to Laxman, no run, leans well forward and drives that
        flighted ball to Warne
  36.6 Warne to Laxman, no run, goes back and tries to flick it, and gets
        on his pads, well outside the leg stump and no one is bothered to
        appeal

End of over 37 (9 runs) India 99/4
SK Warne 9-2-26-1 - Tata End
SR Tendulkar 50* (88b 8x4) VVS Laxman 11* (35b 2x4)

  37.1 Gillespie to Tendulkar, FOUR, stands where he is and latches on to
        that wide ball and despatches it to the backward point fence even
        though Steve Waugh had a man at deep point
  37.2 Gillespie to Tendulkar, no run, just outside the off stump, goes
        back and defends it towards mid off
  37.3 Gillespie to Tendulkar, one run, thrashes hard at that ball outside
        off stump, this time does not get it past the deep point man who
        is Slater
  37.4 Gillespie to Laxman, no run, outside off stump, left alone
  37.5 Gillespie to Laxman, two runs, pushes it past the bowler just wide
        of mid off and gets two mainly because Tendulkar ran very well
  37.6 Gillespie to Laxman, two runs, pushes it past the bowler again,
        this time to the on side, Mark Waugh chases from mid on and stops
        it well before the ropes

End of over 38 (9 runs) India 108/4
JN Gillespie 11-4-41-1 - Garware Pavilion End
SR Tendulkar 55* (91b 9x4) VVS Laxman 15* (38b 2x4)

  38.1 Warne to Tendulkar, no run, outside the leg stump, turns in, goes
        back and defends it
  38.2 Warne to Tendulkar, no run, outside leg stump and turning in,
        Tendulkar padding away very well
  38.3 Warne to Tendulkar, no run, short ball, goes for the pull, did not
        hit it well, Mark Waugh runs from mid wicket and stops it well
        preventing the run
  38.4 Warne to Tendulkar, two runs, cracks it through cover off the back
        foot to get a couple
  38.5 Warne to Tendulkar, no run, flighted ball outside leg stump,
        thrusts his pad out and gets the ball on it well outside the leg
        stump
  38.6 Warne to Tendulkar, no run, outside the leg stump, paddles it away,
        the man stationed for that sshot fields it

End of over 39 (2 runs) India 110/4
SK Warne 10-2-28-1 - Tata End
VVS Laxman 15* (38b 2x4) SR Tendulkar 57* (97b 9x4)

       McGrath comes back replacing Gillespie
  39.1 McGrath to Laxman, FOUR, short ball, pulls it to backward square
        leg, Laxman welcomes MCGrath in style
  39.2 McGrath to Laxman, no run, goes back and defends that ball on off
        stump towards cover
  39.3 McGrath to Laxman, no run, fires that ball on target, defends
        cautiously
  39.4 McGrath to Laxman, one run, taps it towards extra cover off the
        front foot
  39.5 McGrath to Tendulkar, three runs, on off stump, goes back and times
        that push very well wide of mid off, Gillespie dives and save very
        well
  39.6 McGrath to Laxman, no run, outside off stump, left alone

End of over 40 (8 runs) India 118/4
GD McGrath 12-7-18-1 - Garware Pavilion End
SR Tendulkar 60* (98b 9x4) VVS Laxman 20* (43b 3x4)

  40.1 Fleming to Tendulkar, no run, pitched well up, tharshes it very
        well to mid off, could not get the gap this time
  40.2 Fleming to Tendulkar, no run, outside off stump, comes back i, but
        Tendulkar safely lest it go to Gilchrist
  40.3 Fleming to Tendulkar, no run, perfect uppish straight drive on that
        ball that was pitched up, finding the wickets on the other side
  40.4 Fleming to Tendulkar, FOUR, pitched up, times it very well, this
        time gets it wide of the wickets at the other end and finds the
        ropes, super shot for the batting maestro again
  40.5 Fleming to Tendulkar, FOUR, slightly short of length, goes back and
        punches it through mid on and finds the long on fence again
  40.6 Fleming to Tendulkar, FOUR, outside off stump, rocks back and cuts
        it to the 3rd man fence in real style, Sachin Tendulkar belting
        the Aussies around

End of over 41 (12 runs) India 130/4
DW Fleming 8-0-39-1 (1nb) - Tata End
VVS Laxman 20* (43b 3x4) SR Tendulkar 72* (104b 12x4)

  41.1 McGrath to Laxman, OUT: in that off stump coorridor, fishes at that
        one, edges it to Ponting at second slip, some consolation for
        Australia as Tendulkar is belting them badly from the other end

       India 130/5, Partnership of 75
       VVS Laxman  c Ponting b McGrath  20 (44b 3x4 0x6)
       SR Tendulkar 72* (104b 12x4) GD McGrath 12.1-7-18-2

Match State: Drinks

  41.2 McGrath to Mongia, no run, goes back and defends at that ball on
        off stump
  41.3 McGrath to Mongia, no run, comes forward and defends well
  41.4 McGrath to Mongia, no run, puts his front foot forward and across
        and defends it towards cover with confidence
  41.5 McGrath to Mongia, no run, outside off stump, left alone to the
        keeper
  41.6 McGrath to Mongia, no run, outside off stump again, lets it go to
        Gilchrist holding the bat high

End of over 42 (maiden) India 130/5
GD McGrath 13-8-18-2 - Garware Pavilion End
SR Tendulkar 72* (104b 12x4) NR Mongia 0* (5b)

  42.1 Fleming to Tendulkar, no run, outside off stump, left alone
  42.2 Fleming to Tendulkar, no run, pushes it to the bowler going a bit
        back
  42.3 Fleming to Tendulkar, FOUR, pitched up, punished again, smacks it
        straight all along the ground to long on yet again
  42.4 Fleming to Tendulkar, no run, short ball outside the off stump,
        went for the pull and later takes the bat away
  42.5 Fleming to Tendulkar, bye: one run, outside off stump, left alone,
        shabby work by GIlchrist letting the bye
  42.6 Fleming to Mongia, FOUR, pitched up again, mongia also in a
        punishing mood, but gently taps it coming forward through the
        vacant mid off region, super timing takes the ball past the ropes

End of over 43 (9 runs) India 139/5
DW Fleming 9-0-47-1 (1nb) - Tata End
SR Tendulkar 76* (109b 13x4) NR Mongia 4* (6b 1x4)

  43.1 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, on off stump, defends well forward
  43.2 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, pushes it towards mid on
  43.3 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, short ball outside the off stump,
        ducks beneath that one easily
  43.4 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, short bal, outside the leg stump
  43.5 McGrath to Tendulkar, OUT: perfect pitched up and moving slightly
        away, goes for the front foot drive through cover, just manages to
        edge it to the keeper, Gilchrist takes a comfortable catch to send
        back Tendulkat after a very promising innings from the maestro as
        he

       India 139/6, Partnership of 9
       SR Tendulkar  c Gilchrist b McGrath  76 (114b 13x4 0x6)
       NR Mongia 4* (6b 1x4) GD McGrath 13.5-8-18-3

  43.6 McGrath to Agarkar, no run, outside off stump, leaves it easily

End of over 44 (maiden) India 139/6
GD McGrath 14-9-18-3 - Garware Pavilion End
NR Mongia 4* (6b 1x4) AB Agarkar 0* (1b)

  44.1 Fleming to Mongia, no run
  44.2 Fleming to Mongia, no run
  44.3 Fleming to Mongia, one run, on the pads and short of a length,
        tapped to the on side
  44.4 Fleming to Agarkar, no run, short of a length and wide of the
        stumps, left alone easily by Agarkar
  44.5 Fleming to Agarkar, no run, just short of driving length and on the
        off, that one holds it's line, defended to the off side from the
        crease with a straight bat
  44.6 Fleming to Agarkar, no run, full and outside the off, driven
        fluently but straight to the fielder at covers

End of over 45 (1 run) India 140/6
DW Fleming 10-0-48-1 (1nb) - Tata End
NR Mongia 5* (9b 1x4) AB Agarkar 0* (4b)

  45.1 McGrath to Mongia, no run, full and on the off, defended carefully
        to the off side with bat and pad held close together
  45.2 McGrath to Mongia, no run, short of a length and wide outside the
        off, Mpngia leaves the ball alone with ease
  45.3 McGrath to Mongia, no run, a bit fuller and outside the off, still
        not very hittable, left alone
  45.4 McGrath to Mongia, no run, full and outside the off, left alone
        once more, Mongia looks to be in a cautious mood
  45.5 McGrath to Mongia, no run, full and outside the off, punched hard
        but straight to the Australian skipper at short cover
  45.6 McGrath to Mongia, no run, just short of a length and on the off,
        played down with soft hands to the on side, the batsmen think
        about a single and decide against it - wisely - in the last moment

End of over 46 (maiden) India 140/6
GD McGrath 15-10-18-3 - Garware Pavilion End
AB Agarkar 0* (4b) NR Mongia 5* (15b 1x4)

  46.1 Fleming to Agarkar, no run, short of a length and on the off,
        defended to the off side with an angled bat off the back foot
  46.2 Fleming to Agarkar, no run, short of a length outside the off this
        time, left alone
  46.3 Fleming to Agarkar, no run, short and wide of the stumps, left
        alone once more with ease, Fleming would do well to make Agarkar
        play more
  46.4 Fleming to Agarkar, no run, full and outside the off, Agarkar leans
        into the line of the ball and plays the ball down to point with an
        angled bat
  46.5 Fleming to Agarkar, no run, full and angled into the stumps,
        Fleming goes wide of the stumps and slants the ball in, defended
  46.6 Fleming to Agarkar, no run, outside the off and a bit of width,
        driven fluently with a nice swing of the bat, straight to covers

End of over 47 (maiden) India 140/6
DW Fleming 11-1-48-1 (1nb) - Tata End
NR Mongia 5* (15b 1x4) AB Agarkar 0* (10b)

  47.1 McGrath to Mongia, no run, short of a length outside the off, left
        alone as expected
  47.2 McGrath to Mongia, no run, short and wide of the stumps, left alone
        again
  47.3 McGrath to Mongia, no run, full and wide of the stumps, steered to
        point with an angled bat off the back foot
  47.4 McGrath to Mongia, no run, on the off, angled in just a touch,
        defended
  47.5 McGrath to Mongia, no run, full and outside the off this time, left
        alone by Mongia
  47.6 McGrath to Mongia, no run, short of a length outside the off, left
        alone for the nth time, and that ends a maiden over

End of over 48 (maiden) India 140/6
GD McGrath 16-11-18-3 - Garware Pavilion End
AB Agarkar 0* (10b) NR Mongia 5* (21b 1x4)

       Warne brought back into the attack
  48.1 Warne to Agarkar, no run, tossed up and drifting into middle and
        leg, defended to the off side very late off the back foot
  48.2 Warne to Agarkar, OUT: well flighted and on the off, Agarkar tries
        to turn the ball to the on side, closes the face of the bat too
        early and the ball goes off the leading edge straight back to
        Warne

       India 140/7, Partnership of 1
       AB Agarkar  c & b Warne  0 (12b 0x4 0x6)
       NR Mongia 5* (21b 1x4) SK Warne 10.2-2-28-2

       Ajit Agarkar showing how much he likes to bat against Australia in
        Test cricket - here's one for the record books, 6 ducks in a row
        against Australia for the Mumbai all rounder
  48.3 Warne to Srinath, no run, well flighted and on the off,defended
  48.4 Warne to Srinath, no run, full and on the pads, turned to the on
        side
  48.5 Warne to Srinath, no run, full and on the off, defended to the off
        side with soft hands
  48.6 Warne to Srinath, no run, full and wide of the stumps, left alone

End of over 49 (maiden) India 140/7
SK Warne 11-3-28-2 - Tata End
NR Mongia 5* (21b 1x4) J Srinath 0* (4b)

       Gillespie comes back
  49.1 Gillespie to Mongia, no run, comes forward and defends it well
  49.2 Gillespie to Mongia, no run, outside off stump, shoulders arms
  49.3 Gillespie to Mongia, no run, on target, awkwardly defends it to the
        on side and almost a mix up there wanting the run
  49.4 Gillespie to Mongia, no run, outside the off stump, leaves it to
        the keeper holdign the bat high over his shoulders
  49.5 Gillespie to Mongia, no run, comes half forward and defends it
        towards cover
  49.6 Gillespie to Mongia, two runs, comes forward and pushes it to mid
        off, Steve Waugh misfields and gives 2 runs

End of over 50 (2 runs) India 142/7
JN Gillespie 12-4-43-1 - Garware Pavilion End
J Srinath 0* (4b) NR Mongia 7* (27b 1x4)

  50.1 Warne to Srinath, no run, on target, comes forward and defends it
        well
  50.2 Warne to Srinath, no run, turns away, puts his pad in front and
        lets it to the keeper
  50.3 Warne to Srinath, no run, comes well forward and defends it with
        bat and pad close to each other
  50.4 Warne to Srinath, no run, comes forward and defends it away from
        his body
  50.5 Warne to Srinath, no run, short and wide, cracks it to short cover,
        finds Steve Waugh there
  50.6 Warne to Srinath, no run, width again, rocks back and plays the
        cut, but fails to put bat to ball

End of over 51 (maiden) India 142/7
SK Warne 12-4-28-2 - Tata End
NR Mongia 7* (27b 1x4) J Srinath 0* (10b)

  51.1 Gillespie to Mongia, two runs, taps it off the pads to backward
        square leg
  51.2 Gillespie to Mongia, no run, moves across and defends it to the on
        side
  51.3 Gillespie to Mongia, one run, outside off stump, leans across and
        drives it to cover point for the single
  51.4 Gillespie to Srinath, no run, short nippy ball, awkwardly defends
        it down
  51.5 Gillespie to Srinath, no run, on target, safely defends it off the
        front foot
  51.6 Gillespie to Srinath, no run, pitched well up, tries to defend and
        rapped on the pads, clearly outside the off stump, loud appeal
        from the bowler, Shepherd easily turns it down

End of over 52 (3 runs) India 145/7
JN Gillespie 13-4-46-1 - Garware Pavilion End
NR Mongia 10* (30b 1x4) J Srinath 0* (13b)

  52.1 Warne to Mongia, no run, flighted ball on target, stretches forward
        and defends it safely
  52.2 Warne to Mongia, no run, flighted ball , stretches well forward and
        defends it with the pads
  52.3 Warne to Mongia, one run, rocks back and cuts the ball to deep
        point
  52.4 Warne to Srinath, one run, goes for the big heave and lofts it past
        mid on, McGrath runs behind and fails to grab it, difficult chance
  52.5 Warne to Mongia, no run, moves across and turns it to square leg
  52.6 Warne to Mongia, wide: no run, way outside the off stump, Warne not
        happy looking at the signal
  52.6 Warne to Mongia, no run, moves across and turns it to square leg

End of over 53 (3 runs) India 148/7
SK Warne 13-4-31-2 (1w) - Tata End
J Srinath 1* (14b) NR Mongia 11* (35b 1x4)

  53.1 Gillespie to Srinath, two runs, drives it down to long on, the
        vacancy there allows them to get two easily, infact Srinath wanted
        the 3rd run
  53.2 Gillespie to Srinath, no run, defends it towards cover point
  53.3 Gillespie to Srinath, no run, outside off stump, goes back and
        shoulders arms
  53.4 Gillespie to Srinath, no run, on target, defends it to the on side
        off the front foot
  53.5 Gillespie to Srinath, no run, short ball, ducks to that ball
        awkwardly
  53.6 Gillespie to Srinath, no run, tries a yorker, gets it full, drives
        it to mid on, no runs there

End of over 54 (2 runs) India 150/7
JN Gillespie 14-4-48-1 - Garware Pavilion End
NR Mongia 11* (35b 1x4) J Srinath 3* (20b)

  54.1 Warne to Mongia, no run, goes back, the ball tunrs square, lets it
        to the keeper
  54.2 Warne to Mongia, two runs, rocks back and cuts it to deep backward
        point
  54.3 Warne to Mongia, no run, stretches well forward and defends it
        safely
  54.4 Warne to Mongia, no run, flighted ball, comes forward and defends
        it cautiously
  54.5 Warne to Mongia, no run, drifting down the leg side, tries to flick
        and misses it
  54.6 Warne to Mongia, no run, short ball, bounces above Mongia even as
        he stands there tall

End of over 55 (2 runs) India 152/7
SK Warne 14-4-33-2 (1w) - Tata End
J Srinath 3* (20b) NR Mongia 13* (41b 1x4)

  55.1 Gillespie to Srinath, no run, on target, Srinath goes back and
        defends it back to the bowler
  55.2 Gillespie to Srinath, no run, across the right hander's hips, holds
        his bat high and lets it go to the keeper down the leg side
  55.3 Gillespie to Srinath, no run, down the leg side, tries to bounce at
        Srinath, but the ball keeping very low
  55.4 Gillespie to Srinath, no run, on his rib cage, defends it down
        towards forward short leg
  55.5 Gillespie to Srinath, no run, short ball on off stump, ducks to it
        quite easily
  55.6 Gillespie to Srinath, one run, turns it in front of square leg for
        the single that will allow him to face the first ball after Tea

End of over 56 (1 run) India 153/7
JN Gillespie 15-4-49-1 - Garware Pavilion End
J Srinath 4* (26b) NR Mongia 13* (41b 1x4)

       The players go for Tea now
       Get back to us in about 15 mins for the LIVE commentary of the post
        Tea session

Match State: Tea - Day 1

       The players are coming back onto the field now
  56.1 Warne to Srinath, no run, well flighted and way down the leg side,
        Srinath tries to turn it to the on side, the ball goes off the
        leading edge towards slip, doesn't carry
  56.2 Warne to Srinath, no run, short and wide, cut shot played and
        missed
  56.3 Warne to Srinath, no run, short of a length, slipping down the leg
        side, Srinath stands tall, goes back and defends with soft hands
        to the on side
  56.4 Warne to Srinath, no run, well flighted again and on the off,
        played back down the track with the full face of the bat
  56.5 Warne to Srinath, no run, full and on the pads, spinning across the
        bat, defended
  56.6 Warne to Srinath, no run, on the off this time, bowled from close
        to the stumps, defended

End of over 57 (maiden) India 153/7
SK Warne 15-5-33-2 (1w) - Tata End
NR Mongia 13* (41b 1x4) J Srinath 4* (32b)

  57.1 McGrath to Mongia, no run, short of a length outside the off, left
        alone with ease
  57.2 McGrath to Mongia, no run, full and wide of the stumps, angled to
        point off the bak foot
  57.3 McGrath to Mongia, no run, full and on the off, driven hard back to
        the off side, straight to mid off
  57.4 McGrath to Mongia, no run, short of a length and outside the off,
        Mongia not tempted, left alone
  57.5 McGrath to Mongia, no run, just short of a length outside the off,
        the ball jags back in, defended at the last moment
  57.6 McGrath to Mongia, no run, short of a length once more, outside the
        off, left alone again and that's a maiden over

End of over 58 (maiden) India 153/7
GD McGrath 17-12-18-3 - Garware Pavilion End
J Srinath 4* (32b) NR Mongia 13* (47b 1x4)

  58.1 Warne to Srinath, no run, full and on the off, defended
  58.2 Warne to Srinath, one run, flighted and on the off, driven to deep
        mid off
  58.3 Warne to Mongia, no run
  58.4 Warne to Mongia, no run, well flighted and on the off, defended to
        the off side with an angled bat
  58.5 Warne to Mongia, no run, short and fast, seam up bouncer from
        Warne, ducked under
  58.6 Warne to Mongia, no run, another short bouncer, good ploy to keep
        Mongia at his end

End of over 59 (1 run) India 154/7
SK Warne 16-5-34-2 (1w) - Tata End
J Srinath 5* (34b) NR Mongia 13* (51b 1x4)

  59.1 McGrath to Srinath, no run, short of a length and outside the off,
        Srinath leaves the ball alone patiently
  59.2 McGrath to Srinath, no run, short of a length and on the off,
        played back down the track
  59.3 McGrath to Srinath, no run, short, sharp bouncer, left alone
  59.4 McGrath to Srinath, no run, another short one that whistles past
        McGrath's ears sends shivers down the Indian batsmen's spines
  59.5 McGrath to Srinath, no run, fuller and on the off, played to the on
        side with soft hands
  59.6 McGrath to Srinath, no run, short of a length outside the off, left
        alone - Srinath recognising the ability of another fast bowler and
        giving the ball due respect

End of over 60 (maiden) India 154/7
GD McGrath 18-13-18-3 - Garware Pavilion End
NR Mongia 13* (51b 1x4) J Srinath 5* (40b)

  60.1 Warne to Mongia, three runs, full toss outside the leg stump,
        flicked away to deep midwicket
  60.2 Warne to Srinath, no run, well flighted, drifting onto the pads,
        defended
  60.3 Warne to Srinath, no run, on the middle and leg and full, padded
        away
  60.4 Warne to Srinath, FOUR, short and wide, flipper there, Srinath goes
        for the big cut and edges the ball to the thirdman area
  60.5 Warne to Srinath, no run, short and wide, genuine leg break this
        time, cut hard to covers
  60.6 Warne to Srinath, one run, full and on the off, stroked to deep mid
        off

End of over 61 (8 runs) India 162/7
SK Warne 17-5-42-2 (1w) - Tata End
J Srinath 10* (45b 1x4) NR Mongia 16* (52b 1x4)

  61.1 McGrath to Srinath, no run, short of a length on the off, jagging
        back into the right hander off the seam, defended
  61.2 McGrath to Srinath, no run, short of a length again and a bit of
        width, angled to point off the back foot
  61.3 McGrath to Srinath, one run, full and on the pads, turned to the on
        side off the toes
  61.4 McGrath to Mongia, no run, full and outside the off, driven hard to
        mid off off the front foot with the full face of the bat
  61.5 McGrath to Mongia, no run, bouncer from McGrath, Mongia watches it
        carefully and ducks under it with ease, pitch easing up micely
        here
  61.6 McGrath to Mongia, no run, full and outside the off this time, left
        alone

End of over 62 (1 run) India 163/7
GD McGrath 19-13-19-3 - Garware Pavilion End
J Srinath 11* (48b 1x4) NR Mongia 16* (55b 1x4)

  62.1 Warne to Srinath, no run, well flighted and down the leg side, good
        drift, Srinath closes the bat on that one, off the edge tpo the
        off side
  62.2 Warne to Srinath, no run, short and wide, left alone
  62.3 Warne to Srinath, no run, well flighted and drifting onto the pads,
        sharp turn past the bat, cracker of a ball that
  62.4 Warne to Srinath, no run, full and on the off, tapped to the off
        side with soft hands
  62.5 Warne to Srinath, no run, full and on the stumps, padded away
  62.6 Warne to Srinath, no run, well flighted and down the leg side, big
        turn across the batsman, defended towards point

End of over 63 (maiden) India 163/7
SK Warne 18-6-42-2 (1w) - Tata End
NR Mongia 16* (55b 1x4) J Srinath 11* (54b 1x4)

  63.1 Fleming to Mongia, no run, full and outside the off, shaping away
        just a touch, left alone
  63.2 Fleming to Mongia, no run, full and on the off, defended
  63.3 Fleming to Mongia, no run, full and on the off stump, tapped back
        to mid on
  63.4 Fleming to Mongia, one run, short of a length and slipping down the
        leg side, turned to fine leg
  63.5 Fleming to Srinath, one run, just short of a length on the off,
        Srinath drives uppishly just wide of covers
  63.6 Fleming to Mongia, no run, short of a length and quick, good
        bouncer, easily ducked under

End of over 64 (2 runs) India 165/7
DW Fleming 12-1-50-1 (1nb) - Garware Pavilion End
J Srinath 12* (55b 1x4) NR Mongia 17* (60b 1x4)

  64.1 Warne to Srinath, no run, stretches forward and defends it
        cautiously
  64.2 Warne to Srinath, OUT: steps out and goes for the big shot, only
        manages height and not distance, Mark Waugh gets underneath that
        one at mid off and takes a comfortable catch

       India 165/8, Partnership of 25
       J Srinath  c ME Waugh b Warne  12 (57b 1x4 0x6)
       NR Mongia 17* (60b 1x4) SK Warne 18.2-6-42-3 (1w)

  64.3 Warne to Mongia, no run, goes back and defends it towards gully
  64.4 Warne to Mongia, no run, flighted and on target, pushes it to mid
        off
  64.5 Warne to Mongia, no run, short ball outside the off stump
  64.6 Warne to Mongia, no run, on leg stump, goes back and defends it to
        backward square leg

End of over 65 (maiden) India 165/8
SK Warne 19-7-42-3 (1w) - Tata End
Harbhajan Singh 0* (0b) NR Mongia 17* (64b 1x4)

  65.1 Fleming to Harbhajan Singh, no run, just outside the off stump,
        goes back ad defends it back to the bowler
  65.2 Fleming to Harbhajan Singh, no run, on target, comes forward and
        defends well
  65.3 Fleming to Harbhajan Singh, no run, outside the off stump, left
        alone
  65.4 Fleming to Harbhajan Singh, no run, outside the off stump,drops his
        gloves down and lets the ball to the keeper
  65.5 Fleming to Harbhajan Singh, no run, fastish ball outside the off
        stump, goes for the drive and misses it
  65.6 Fleming to Harbhajan Singh, no run

End of over 66 (maiden) India 165/8
DW Fleming 13-2-50-1 (1nb) - Garware Pavilion End
NR Mongia 17* (64b 1x4) Harbhajan Singh 0* (6b)

  66.1 Warne to Mongia, one run, comes forward and takes it on the full
        and flicks it to backward square leg
  66.2 Warne to Harbhajan Singh, no run, turns away, puts his front foot
        forward and lets it to the keeper
  66.3 Warne to Harbhajan Singh, no run, turns very much, goes for the
        dsweep and misses
  66.4 Warne to Harbhajan Singh, no run, outside off stump, turns further
        away, lets it to the keeper
  66.5 Warne to Harbhajan Singh, no run, pushes back to the bowler
  66.6 Warne to Harbhajan Singh, OUT: on his pads, goes for the big heave
        over mid wicket, top edges it and goes high over cover, Steve
        judges it well and takes it simply

       India 166/9, Partnership of 1
       Harbhajan Singh  c SR Waugh b Warne  0 (11b 0x4 0x6)

End of over 67 (1 run) India 166/9
SK Warne 20-7-43-4 (1w) - Tata End
NR Mongia 18* (65b 1x4) 

       Sanghvi comes out to bat
  67.1 Fleming to Sanghvi, no run, on target, defends it off the back foot
  67.2 Fleming to Sanghvi, no run, across the left hander, left alone
  67.3 Fleming to Sanghvi, no run, on off stump, defends it towards cover
  67.4 Fleming to Sanghvi, no run, moving away from the left hander, beats
        the bat
  67.5 Fleming to Sanghvi, no run, outside the off stump, left alone
  67.6 Fleming to Sanghvi, no run, across the left hander. shoulders arms

End of over 68 (maiden) India 166/9
DW Fleming 14-3-50-1 (1nb) - Garware Pavilion End
NR Mongia 18* (65b 1x4) RL Sanghvi 0* (6b)

  68.1 Warne to Mongia, one run, turns it to backwrd square leg off the
        back foot
  68.2 Warne to Sanghvi, no run, outside the off, spinning in to the left
        hander, padded away
  68.3 Warne to Sanghvi, no run, short of a length on the off, slipping
        down the leg side
  68.4 Warne to Sanghvi, two runs, leans forward and flicks it well off
        his pads and runs well too for the couple
  68.5 Warne to Sanghvi, no run, goes for the paddle sweep and misses,
        confident appeal from Warne, turned down
  68.6 Warne to Sanghvi, no run, on off stump, goes back and defends it
        cautiously

End of over 69 (3 runs) India 169/9
SK Warne 21-7-46-4 (1w) - Tata End
NR Mongia 19* (66b 1x4) RL Sanghvi 2* (11b)

  69.1 Fleming to Mongia, no run, just outside off stump, moves across and
        defends it safely
  69.2 Fleming to Mongia, no run
  69.3 Fleming to Mongia, no run
  69.4 Fleming to Mongia, FOUR, just short of a length outside the off,
        Mongia swings cleanly through the line and the ball sails over
        long on, one bounce and over the ropes
  69.5 Fleming to Mongia, one run, short of a length outside the off,
        angled to thirdman with a straight bat off the back foot
  69.6 Fleming to Sanghvi, no run, short of a length and on the off,
        driven to point off the back foot

End of over 70 (5 runs) India 174/9
DW Fleming 15-3-55-1 (1nb) - Garware Pavilion End
NR Mongia 24* (71b 2x4) RL Sanghvi 2* (12b)

  70.1 Warne to Mongia, no run, flighted ball on target, stretches forward
        and defends it
  70.2 Warne to Mongia, no run, on his pads, moves his back foot across
        and defends it to the on side
  70.3 Warne to Mongia, no run, stretches well forward and defends it
        cautiously
  70.4 Warne to Mongia, one run, rocks back and cuts it to the sweeper on
        the cover fence
  70.5 Warne to Sanghvi, no run, outside the off stump, leans well forward
        and across and defends it
  70.6 Warne to Sanghvi, no run, faster one, just outside the off stump,
        tries to defend and misses it

End of over 71 (1 run) India 175/9
SK Warne 22-7-47-4 (1w) - Tata End
NR Mongia 25* (75b 2x4) RL Sanghvi 2* (14b)

  71.1 Gillespie to Mongia, one run, moves across and turns it off his
        pads to fine leg for the single early in the over
  71.2 Gillespie to Sanghvi, no run, angled into the left hander from
        round the wickets, tries to turn it to the on side and misses ,
        gets on the thighs
  71.3 Gillespie to Sanghvi, OUT: outside the off stup, no foot work,
        flashes the bat at it and edges it to the keeper who takes the
        catch number 4 for the innings

       India 176/10, Partnership of 10
       RL Sanghvi  c Gilchrist b Gillespie  2 (16b 0x4 0x6)
       NR Mongia 26* (76b 2x4) JN Gillespie 15.3-4-50-2

       After putting India inot bat the Aussies have really done very well
       McGrath and Warne bowled beautifully
       Except Tendulkar none of the Indian batsmen living upto the
        expectations of their countrymen

Match State: Innings Break

       That brings the iIndian innings to an end. It has been Green & Gold
        all the way today. Barring a spell of dazzling batting from Sachin
        Tendulkar it has been a dismal showing.
       Purists questioned the wisdon of Steve Waugh's decision to put the
        opposition in and now they have all been forced to eat humble pie
       176 all out and that is not going to be enough under normal
        circumstances. Either India have to bowl exceptionally well or
        Australia have to bat exceptionally badly for the momentum to
        swing thew Indian way again
       Glenn McGrath was as impeccable as ever with 19-13-19-3. Warne
        helped himself to 4/47 and it was all over
       Apart from Tendulkar none of the batsmen came good. Ganguly was
        disappointing, Dravid dismal and Laxman stoic
       The tail as ever wagged hard withou getting anywhere. Srinath
        showed pluck sticking around for 12 but the others all
        disappointed.
       Ajit Agarkar was at his charming best making a delightful duck
        against his favourite team - the Aussies
   0.1 Srinath to Slater, no run, short of a length outside the off and
        shaping away, left alone
   0.2 Srinath to Slater, no run, just short of length and angled in, taps
        it towards mid wicket off the back foot
   0.3 Srinath to Slater, no run, angled down the leg side, wasted
        delivery down the leg side with 3 slips and a gully
   0.4 Srinath to Slater, no run, cramps him for space, on target, tries
        to flick and misses
   0.5 Srinath to Slater, two runs, full length delivery, hurriedly
        defends at it, the ball rolls backward of square leg for a couple
   0.6 Srinath to Slater, no run, leans forward and defends at it
        cautiously

End of over 1 (2 runs) Australia 2/0 (trail by 174 runs)
J Srinath 1-0-2-0 - Tata End
ML Hayden 0* (0b) MJ Slater 2* (6b)

       Agarkar will share the new ball as we all know
   1.1 Agarkar to Hayden, no run, across the left hander, wayward outside
        the off stump
   1.2 Agarkar to Hayden, no run, across again, this time a bit close to
        Hayden, shoulders arms again
   1.3 Agarkar to Hayden, no run, across the left hander, left alone
   1.4 Agarkar to Hayden, no run, defends forward towards point
   1.5 Agarkar to Hayden, FOUR, short ball leans on his back foot and
        pulls it in front of the wicket with absolute style
   1.6 Agarkar to Hayden, one run, on off stump, drops it towards extra
        cover and steals a single

End of over 2 (5 runs) Australia 7/0 (trail by 169 runs)
AB Agarkar 1-0-5-0 - Garware Pavilion End
ML Hayden 5* (6b 1x4) MJ Slater 2* (6b)

   2.1 Srinath to Hayden, no run, outside the off stump, extra bounce,
        left alone to the keeper
   2.2 Srinath to Hayden, no run, across and outside the off stump, left
        alone with arms high over the shoulders
   2.3 Srinath to Hayden, no run, rapped on the pads, huge appeal, turned
        down as the ball was pitched outside the leg stump
   2.4 Srinath to Hayden, no run, super ball leaving the left hander late,
        beaten comprehensively as he tries to defend at that ball,
        confident appeal, NO says Venkat rightly so
   2.5 Srinath to Hayden, FOUR, guides it through gully to the 3rd manr
        ropes
   2.6 Srinath to Hayden, two runs, leans forward and drives it all along
        the ground to long off before Sanghvi runs round and picks it ,
        they have time for a comfortable 2

End of over 3 (6 runs) Australia 13/0 (trail by 163 runs)
J Srinath 2-0-8-0 - Tata End
MJ Slater 2* (6b) ML Hayden 11* (12b 2x4)

   3.1 Agarkar to Slater, no run, fullish ball just outside the off stump,
        left alone comfortably
   3.2 Agarkar to Slater, no run, bang on target, goes back and defends it
        cautiously
   3.3 Agarkar to Slater, no run, excellent leg cutter from Agarkar,
        leaves the right hander very late, catches the edge, very clearly
        indeed, Shepherd thinks otherwise and has his fingers still inside
        his pockets
   3.4 Agarkar to Slater, no run, goes back and defends it
   3.5 Agarkar to Slater, no run, rapped on the pads as the ball comes in,
        loud appeal, turned down again to Agarkar's dismay
   3.6 Agarkar to Slater, no run, outside off stump, left alone to the
        keeper

End of over 4 (maiden) Australia 13/0 (trail by 163 runs)
AB Agarkar 2-1-5-0 - Garware Pavilion End
ML Hayden 11* (12b 2x4) MJ Slater 2* (12b)

       That was  a SUPER over from Agarkar!
   4.1 Srinath to Hayden, no run, outside the off stump, decides to let it
        go to Mongia easily
   4.2 Srinath to Hayden, no run, comes forward and defends it towards
        cover
   4.3 Srinath to Hayden, no run, on target, defends it back to the bowler
        with a straight bat
   4.4 Srinath to Hayden, no run, across the left hander, puts his front
        foot well forward and lets it go to the keeper
   4.5 Srinath to Hayden, no run, leans forward and defends it to cover
   4.6 Srinath to Hayden, no run, outside the off stump, left alone to the
        keeper

End of over 5 (maiden) Australia 13/0 (trail by 163 runs)
J Srinath 3-1-8-0 - Tata End
MJ Slater 2* (12b) ML Hayden 11* (18b 2x4)

   5.1 Agarkar to Slater, no run, forces Slater to his back foot, defends
        it to forward short leg
   5.2 Agarkar to Slater, three runs, turns it off his pads to backward
        square leg
   5.3 Agarkar to Hayden, no run, outside the off stump, left alone
   5.4 Agarkar to Hayden, no run, leans to that ball and defends it
        towards cover
   5.5 Agarkar to Hayden, no run, defends it to cover off the front foot
        cautiuosly
   5.6 Agarkar to Hayden, no run, comes forward and pushes it towards mid
        on

End of over 6 (3 runs) Australia 16/0 (trail by 160 runs)
AB Agarkar 3-1-8-0 - Garware Pavilion End
MJ Slater 5* (14b) ML Hayden 11* (22b 2x4)

   6.1 Srinath to Slater, no run, down the leg side,wasting his deliveries
   6.2 Srinath to Slater, no run, pitched up, pushes it to mid wicket
        leaning well forward
   6.3 Srinath to Slater, no run, full length ball, on off stump, defends
        it with a stragiht bat
   6.4 Srinath to Slater, no run, goes back and defends it to the on side
   6.5 Srinath to Slater, one run, drives it towards cover, Sanghvi
        misfields giving the single
   6.6 Srinath to Hayden, no run, rapped on the pads, well outside the off
        stump as he tries to leave that ball to Mongia

End of over 7 (1 run) Australia 17/0 (trail by 159 runs)
J Srinath 4-1-9-0 - Tata End
MJ Slater 6* (19b) ML Hayden 11* (23b 2x4)

   7.1 Agarkar to Slater, no run, short ball, down the leg side, ducks
        beneath that one easily
   7.2 Agarkar to Slater, FOUR, drives it to long off, pitched slightly
        short, Slater goes through with the shot and gets the boundary
   7.3 Agarkar to Slater, no run, cuts it to point, Harbhajan fields
   7.4 Agarkar to Slater, no run, outside the off stump, left alone to the
        keeper
   7.5 Agarkar to Slater, OUT: comes half forward and tries to defend, the
        ball comes in and gets an inside edge and the stumps are
        shattered, Agarkar is delighted!

       Australia 21/1, Partnership of 21
       MJ Slater  b Agarkar  10 (24b 1x4 0x6)
       ML Hayden 11* (23b 2x4) AB Agarkar 3.5-1-12-1

   7.6 Agarkar to Langer, three runs, hits it across the line to deep mid
        wicket and runs well for three

End of over 8 (7 runs) Australia 24/1 (trail by 152 runs)
AB Agarkar 4-1-15-1 - Garware Pavilion End
JL Langer 3* (1b) ML Hayden 11* (23b 2x4)

   8.1 Srinath to Langer, no run, across the left hander, shoulders arms
        at it
   8.2 Srinath to Langer, no run, left alone, the ball came in and went
        very close to the off stump
   8.3 Srinath to Langer, no run, on target, goes back and defends
        cautiously
   8.4 Srinath to Langer, no run, across the left hander again, holds his
        bat high and lets the ball fly to Mongia's gloves
   8.5 Srinath to Langer, no run, on target, goes back and taps it towards
        mid wicket
   8.6 Srinath to Langer, FOUR, leans forward and drives it past Ganguly
        at cover and gets the ball across the ropes

End of over 9 (4 runs) Australia 28/1 (trail by 148 runs)
J Srinath 5-1-13-0 - Tata End
ML Hayden 11* (23b 2x4) JL Langer 7* (7b 1x4)

   9.1 Agarkar to Hayden, no run, rapped on the pads as he tries to flick
        it, loud appeal, , but the ball was clearly going down the leg
        side
   9.2 Agarkar to Hayden, FOUR, leans forward and sweetly drives it to
        long off and the ball races to the ropes
   9.3 Agarkar to Hayden, no run, outside off stump, straight ball, Hayden
        deciding to let it to the keeper
   9.4 Agarkar to Hayden, no run, comes forward and tries to defend, gets
        on the pads, well forward and outside the off stump too
   9.5 Agarkar to Hayden, two runs, goes back and drives it between cover
        and point and gets the couple
   9.6 Agarkar to Hayden, no run, just on off stump, slightl

End of over 10 (6 runs) Australia 34/1 (trail by 142 runs)
AB Agarkar 5-1-21-1 - Garware Pavilion End
JL Langer 7* (7b 1x4) ML Hayden 17* (29b 3x4)

       Ganguly goes to his spinner for the first time
       Harbhajan will start his bowling from the Tata End
  10.1 Harbhajan Singh to Langer, one run, flighted ball to start with,
        comes forward and drives it to extra cover for the single
  10.2 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, outside leg stump, turns in,
        goes back and defends
  10.3 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, goes for the sweep with his foot
        across and misses
  10.4 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, shaerp turn, catches the edge
        and falls safely luckily
  10.5 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, outside the off stump, left
        alone safely
  10.6 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, one run, sweeps it hard to long leg to
        get back strike again

End of over 11 (2 runs) Australia 36/1 (trail by 140 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 1-0-2-0 - Tata End
ML Hayden 18* (34b 3x4) JL Langer 8* (8b 1x4)

       Sanghvi replaces Agarkar from the Pavilion End
  11.1 Sanghvi to Hayden, no run, leans well forward and drives it to
        cover
  11.2 Sanghvi to Hayden, no run, outside the off stump, left alone, nice
        ball
  11.3 Sanghvi to Hayden, no run, the ball turns in, comes forward and
        defends it to the on side
  11.4 Sanghvi to Hayden, (noball) no run, Sanghvi oversteps as he flights
        that ball
  11.4 Sanghvi to Hayden, no run, flighted ball on off stump, stretches
        forward and defends it
  11.5 Sanghvi to Hayden, SIX, lofts it from outside the off stump to deep
        mid wicket, big shot with immense power, gets maximum
  11.6 Sanghvi to Hayden, no run, comes forward and across and defends it
        safely

End of over 12 (7 runs) Australia 43/1 (trail by 133 runs)
RL Sanghvi 1-0-7-0 (1nb) - Garware Pavilion End
JL Langer 8* (8b 1x4) ML Hayden 24* (41b 3x4 1x6)

  12.1 Harbhajan Singh to Langer, no run, turns across the left hander,
        puts his front foot forward and lets the ball to the keeper
  12.2 Harbhajan Singh to Langer, no run, pitches outside the
  12.3 Harbhajan Singh to Langer, no run, pushes back to the bowler
  12.4 Harbhajan Singh to Langer, no run, directed on the pads, flighted
        one, defends it down to short fine leg
  12.5 Harbhajan Singh to Langer, no run, pitches on off stump and turns
        away, left alone quite comfortably
  12.6 Harbhajan Singh to Langer, no run, pitches on off stump and turns
        away, left alone quite comfortably again

End of over 13 (maiden) Australia 43/1 (trail by 133 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 2-1-2-0 - Tata End
ML Hayden 24* (41b 3x4 1x6) JL Langer 8* (14b 1x4)

  13.1 Sanghvi to Hayden, three runs, sweeps it very fine, did not get
        enough bat on it to carry past the ropes
  13.2 Sanghvi to Langer, no run
  13.3 Sanghvi to Langer, no run, goes for the sweep from outside the off
        stump and gets the ball on his body
  13.4 Sanghvi to Langer, no run, thrusts his pad in front and gets
        theball on the pads and goes for the run, the leg bye is
        disallowed and so the batsmen re cross
  13.5 Sanghvi to Langer, no run, on target, stretches forward and defends
  13.6 Sanghvi to Langer, one run, on off stump, pushes it towards cover
        point off the back foot

End of over 14 (4 runs) Australia 47/1 (trail by 129 runs)
RL Sanghvi 2-0-11-0 (1nb) - Garware Pavilion End
JL Langer 9* (19b 1x4) ML Hayden 27* (42b 3x4 1x6)

  14.1 Harbhajan Singh to Langer, no run, outside off stump, left alone
  14.2 Harbhajan Singh to Langer, no run, sweeps it hard to backward
        square leg, Das fields it
  14.3 Harbhajan Singh to Langer, no run, flighted ball, leave sit to the
        keeper, turns viciously to the keeper
  14.4 Harbhajan Singh to Langer, no run, another one Langer not wanting
        to play at, turning away after pitvhing
  14.5 Harbhajan Singh to Langer, no run, goes for the sweep, gets an edge
        and goes in the ait towards Das , falls short luckily
  14.6 Harbhajan Singh to Langer, no run, stretches forward and defends it
        towards gully

End of over 15 (maiden) Australia 47/1 (trail by 129 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 3-2-2-0 - Tata End
ML Hayden 27* (42b 3x4 1x6) JL Langer 9* (25b 1x4)

       Tendulkar comes to bowl the last over of the day
  15.1 Tendulkar to Hayden, no run, slightly short of lengfth, goes back
        and defends ti towards point
  15.2 Tendulkar to Hayden, one run, moves across and turns it to backward
        square leg off his pads
  15.3 Tendulkar to Langer, no run, turns away , left it alone to the
        keeper
  15.4 Tendulkar to Langer, one run, flighted ball, pushes it towards
        cover for the single
  15.5 Tendulkar to Hayden, no run, full toss, Hayden did not expect it,
        patiently defends it to mid off
  15.6 Tendulkar to Hayden, no run, wayward outside the off stump, Hayden
        is not going to play at those considering that it was the last
        ball of the day

End of over 16 (2 runs) Australia 49/1 (trail by 127 runs)
SR Tendulkar 1-0-2-0 - Garware Pavilion End
JL Langer 10* (27b 1x4) ML Hayden 28* (46b 3x4 1x6)

       Thats the end of play on the first day of this series
       Australia clearly have the upper hand now
       They have laid a very good foundation for their 16th successive
        Test win
       India's have performed very much below par on that day
       Australia should go to bed happily after winning the toss and
        getting all 10 Indian wickets
       They have also made 49/1 in the 16 overs they had towards the end
        of the day
       The Indian bolwers did not look too impressive in the short outing
        they had at the end of the day
       They need to pull up their socks' if they want to make a match out
        of it

Match State: Stumps - Day 1

       Australia started the day well after putting the Indians into bat
        by claiming 4 wickets in the first session of play
       They gave away 62 runs in that process
       Then at the end of the second session, India were 153/7
       After Tea, Aussies took little time to clean up the tail and they
        had to bat for 16 overs
       They did it losing Slater in making 49 runs
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       Its just 5 minutes left for you all to get stuck to your seats for
        this Test match's 2nd day's play
       The first day belonged to Australia fully
       Indians would be looking forward to salvage pride by dismissing the
        Australians as cheaply as possible
       The players are on the field now
       All set for the 2nd day's play
       Can Australia stamp more authority
       for their 16th Test win?
  16.1 Harbhajan Singh to Langer, no run, pitches on off stump and turns
        away, extra bounce there, left alone
  16.2 Harbhajan Singh to Langer, FOUR, drifting on his pads, sweeps it
        hard and gets the first runs of the day bringing up the 50 too
  16.3 Harbhajan Singh to Langer, no run, on target, sharp ball, goes back
        and defends it cautiously
  16.4 Harbhajan Singh to Langer, no run, comes forward and the ball turns
        away as he shoulders arms
  16.5 Harbhajan Singh to Langer, no run, comes forward and the ball turns
        away as he shoulders arms again
  16.6 Harbhajan Singh to Langer, no run, on his pads again, goes for the
        sweep and gets it uppishly towards backward square leg, Das bends
        low down and drops it, not the way India wanted to start the day

End of over 17 (4 runs) Australia 53/1 (trail by 123 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 4-2-6-0 - Tata End
ML Hayden 28* (46b 3x4 1x6) JL Langer 14* (33b 2x4)

       Srinath to bowl from the other end
  17.1 Srinath to Hayden, FOUR, flicks very easily off his toes to mid
        wicket to start his day in style
       3 slips and a gully for Hayden with a forward short leg
  17.2 Srinath to Hayden, no run, across the left hander, very close to
        the off stump, left alone very well
  17.3 Srinath to Hayden, no run, angled axcross, comes in off the seam,
        shoulders arms safely
  17.4 Srinath to Hayden, two runs, directed on the pads, taps it towards
        square leg past the forward short leg fielder and gets a couple
  17.5 Srinath to Hayden, no run, rapped on the pads, huge pleading
        appeal, turned down, very easily, as the ball pitched outside the
        line of the leg stump clearly
  17.6 Srinath to Hayden, FOUR, low full toss on off stump, leans forward
        and drives it along the ground to long off, bad ball from Srinath

End of over 18 (10 runs) Australia 63/1 (trail by 113 runs)
J Srinath 6-1-23-0 - Garware Pavilion End
JL Langer 14* (33b 2x4) ML Hayden 38* (52b 5x4 1x6)

  18.1 Harbhajan Singh to Langer, no run, turning across the left hander,
        left alone to the keeper
  18.2 Harbhajan Singh to Langer, no run, on middle stump, stretches
        forward and defends it towards gully
  18.3 Harbhajan Singh to Langer, no run, stretches forward and defends
        with the pad well in front
  18.4 Harbhajan Singh to Langer, no run, turning away with bounce, lets
        it to Mongia easily
  18.5 Harbhajan Singh to Langer, no run, defends it cautiously towards
        gully
  18.6 Harbhajan Singh to Langer, no run, fastish ball on pads, defends it
        down awkwardly, but the ball did not get any air after the bat,
        thats good for Langer

End of over 19 (maiden) Australia 63/1 (trail by 113 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 5-3-6-0 - Tata End
ML Hayden 38* (52b 5x4 1x6) JL Langer 14* (39b 2x4)

  19.1 Srinath to Hayden, one run, pitched well up on his pads, digs it
        out towards mid wicket for the single
  19.2 Srinath to Langer, no run, keeps it on off stump, angling a bit
        across, leans forward and defends it to Harbhajan at point
  19.3 Srinath to Langer, no run, goes back and cuts it to Harbhajan again
        at point, not much of a width to play the cut, but Langer does
        well to cut it, but no placement
  19.4 Srinath to Langer, no run, pushes it to square lef off his pads
  19.5 Srinath to Langer, no run, across the left hander, holds his bat
        high over the shoulder as he decides not to play at that ball
  19.6 Srinath to Langer, no run, rapped on the pads as he goes back and
        tries to defend, loud appeal, again it was clearly pitching
        outside the leg stump

End of over 20 (1 run) Australia 64/1 (trail by 112 runs)
J Srinath 7-1-24-0 - Garware Pavilion End
ML Hayden 39* (53b 5x4 1x6) JL Langer 14* (44b 2x4)

  20.1 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, paddles it to short fine leg,
        Das fields
  20.2 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, flighted ball on target, keeps
        his bat close to his pad and defends it down
  20.3 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, one run, sweeps it to deep backward
        square leg, Agarkar fileds there standing in the shades of the
        stands
  20.4 Harbhajan Singh to Langer, no run, drifting on the pads, sweeps as
        the bowler decides to come round the wicket
  20.5 Harbhajan Singh to Langer, one run, sweep shot again to deep
        backward square leg
  20.6 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, flighted ball on off stump,
        defends forward

End of over 21 (2 runs) Australia 66/1 (trail by 110 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 6-3-8-0 - Tata End
JL Langer 15* (46b 2x4) ML Hayden 40* (57b 5x4 1x6)

  21.1 Srinath to Langer, three runs, across the left hander, guides it
        through gully by turning the face of the bat towards 3rd man,
        Harbhajan effects a sliding stop to save a run for his team
  21.2 Srinath to Hayden, no run, nasty ball, comes forward and tries to
        defend, nippy ball
  21.3 Srinath to Hayden, no run, pushes it to mid wicket
  21.4 Srinath to Hayden, no run, across the left hander, comes forward
        and shoulders arms
  21.5 Srinath to Hayden, no run, comes forward and defends it towards
        point with a straight bat
  21.6 Srinath to Hayden, no run, outside the off stump, goes for the off
        drive, does not time it well and the ball rolls towards cover
        harmlessly

End of over 22 (3 runs) Australia 69/1 (trail by 107 runs)
J Srinath 8-1-27-0 - Garware Pavilion End
JL Langer 18* (47b 2x4) ML Hayden 40* (62b 5x4 1x6)

  22.1 Harbhajan Singh to Langer, no run, turn and bounce , way outside
        the off stump, no harm done to Langer
  22.2 Harbhajan Singh to Langer, no run, outside the off stump, left
        alone
  22.3 Harbhajan Singh to Langer, one run, goes for the sweep, gets it in
        the air towards backward square leg,
  22.4 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, one run, pushes towards extra cover for
        the single
  22.5 Harbhajan Singh to Langer, no run, thrashes it hard towards cover,
        does not find the gap
  22.6 Harbhajan Singh to Langer, no run, pushes back towards the bowler
        stretching well forward

End of over 23 (2 runs) Australia 71/1 (trail by 105 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 7-3-10-0 - Tata End
ML Hayden 41* (63b 5x4 1x6) JL Langer 19* (52b 2x4)

  23.1 Srinath to Hayden, no run, across the left hander, wasted delivery
        again, shoulders arms
  23.2 Srinath to Hayden, no run, comes out of the  crease and taps it
        towards point patiently
  23.3 Srinath to Hayden, no run, fullish ball, just outside the off
        stump, comes forward and lets it to the keeper easily
  23.4 Srinath to Hayden, no run, same line outside the off stump, angled
        across, Hayden is not going to play at those so early in the day
  23.5 Srinath to Hayden, no run, again, the same line, left alone as
        usual
  23.6 Srinath to Hayden, no run, again Srinath wasting deliveries by not
        making the batsman play

End of over 24 (maiden) Australia 71/1 (trail by 105 runs)
J Srinath 9-2-27-0 - Garware Pavilion End
JL Langer 19* (52b 2x4) ML Hayden 41* (69b 5x4 1x6)

  24.1 Harbhajan Singh to Langer, OUT: beauty of a ball, pitching on off
        stump and turning away, drawing Langer for the defence, takes the
        edge and the ball flies towards Dravid at first slip who bends low
        down and takes a pretty comfortable catch to send back Langer

       Australia 71/2, Partnership of 50
       JL Langer  c Dravid b Harbhajan Singh  19 (53b 2x4 0x6)
       ML Hayden 41* (69b 5x4 1x6) Harbhajan Singh 7.1-3-10-1

       Mark Waugh comes to bat - gritty man !
  24.2 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, OUT: super ball again turning
        viciously, Mark Waugh trying to tap it off his pads to fine leg,
        gets it a bit uppishly, Ganguly dives to his left and takes a
        stunner of a catch

       Australia 71/3, Partnership of 0
       ME Waugh  c Ganguly b Harbhajan Singh  0 (1b 0x4 0x6)
       ML Hayden 41* (69b 5x4 1x6) Harbhajan Singh 7.2-3-10-2

  24.3 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, no run, on off stump, stretches
        forward and defends it cautiously with the pads
  24.4 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, no run, leans forward and pushes that
        faster ball to cover
  24.5 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, no run, on target, turns with bounce,
        lobs off the pads to leg gully
  24.6 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, one run, taps it off the pads, rocking
        on his back foot to backward point

End of over 25 (1 run) Australia 72/3 (trail by 104 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 8-3-11-2 - Tata End
SR Waugh 1* (4b) ML Hayden 41* (69b 5x4 1x6)

  25.1 Srinath to SR Waugh, no run, pushes it towards mid wicket
  25.2 Srinath to SR Waugh, no run, rapped on the pads, goes for the flick
        and gets on the pads, loud appeal, clearly going down the leg side
  25.3 Srinath to SR Waugh, FOUR, leans forward and drives it past the
        bowler to the long off ropes
  25.4 Srinath to SR Waugh, no run, quite a nasty ball on his hips, moves
        across and keeps it down very well towards square leg
  25.5 Srinath to SR Waugh, bye: FOUR, down the leg side, drifting down
        the leg side, misses everything and runs to the fine leg ropes
  25.6 Srinath to SR Waugh, FOUR, stands up tall and moves across and
        drives it to deep point , super shot for the super batsman

End of over 26 (12 runs) Australia 84/3 (trail by 92 runs)
J Srinath 10-2-35-0 - Garware Pavilion End
ML Hayden 41* (69b 5x4 1x6) SR Waugh 9* (10b 2x4)

  26.1 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, flighted and pitched up, drives
        it to cover
  26.2 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, puts his front foot forward and
        defends it towards gully
  26.3 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, FOUR, flighted ball, goes for the drive,
        gets the ball airy, just wide of gully and gets the ball to the
        ropes
  26.4 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, outside off stump, turning away,
        plants his front foot forward and lets it to Mongia
  26.5 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, fastish ball on target, Hayden
        hurriedly defends at it
  26.6 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, turn and bounce, shoulders arms

End of over 27 (4 runs) Australia 88/3 (trail by 88 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 9-3-15-2 - Tata End
SR Waugh 9* (10b 2x4) ML Hayden 45* (75b 6x4 1x6)

       The first bowling change of the morning coming up
       Sanghvi replaces Srinath from the Pavilion End
  27.1 Sanghvi to SR Waugh, FOUR, full toss to start with, pulls it
        kneeling down to deep mid wicket fence
  27.2 Sanghvi to SR Waugh, one run, leans forward and defendsit towards
        backward point for the single
  27.3 Sanghvi to Hayden, two runs, leans forward and edges it towards 3rd
        man, a bit of deliberateness in that shot
  27.4 Sanghvi to Hayden, one run, drives it to deep mid off for the
        single
  27.5 Sanghvi to SR Waugh, no run, flighted on off stump, comes forward
        and defends it
  27.6 Sanghvi to SR Waugh, no run, well bowled, comes half forward and
        gets it on the pads as the  ball turns and bounces

End of over 28 (8 runs) Australia 96/3 (trail by 80 runs)
RL Sanghvi 3-0-19-0 (1nb) - Garware Pavilion End
ML Hayden 48* (77b 6x4 1x6) SR Waugh 14* (14b 3x4)

  28.1 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, turns away outside the off
        stump, left alone as the ball was a bit quicker
  28.2 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, flighted ball on off stump,
        leans forward bends down and defends it to gully
  28.3 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, leans forward and pushes it
        towards point
  28.4 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, moves across and pushes it
        towards mid on
  28.5 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, one run, comes forward goes for the push
        to cover, goes uppishly towards short cover
  28.6 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, one run, comes forward and drives it
        to cover to  get back strike

End of over 29 (2 runs) Australia 98/3 (trail by 78 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 10-3-17-2 - Tata End
SR Waugh 15* (15b 3x4) ML Hayden 49* (82b 6x4 1x6)

  29.1 Sanghvi to SR Waugh, no run, flighted ball, defensive push to mid
        off off the front foot
  29.2 Sanghvi to SR Waugh, OUT: well flighted ball on his pads, goes to
        flick it to the on side, beaten by the flight and gets an edge and
        the ball flies towards slips, Drvid leaps up and takes a good
        catch to give Sanghvi's first Test wicket - big wicket!

       Australia 98/4, Partnership of 27
       SR Waugh  c Dravid b Sanghvi  15 (17b 3x4 0x6)
       ML Hayden 49* (82b 6x4 1x6) RL Sanghvi 3.2-0-19-1 (1nb)

Match State: Drinks

  29.3 Sanghvi to Ponting, no run, on off stump, defends it to the off
        side
  29.4 Sanghvi to Ponting, no run, comes forward and defends it with a
        very straight bat
  29.5 Sanghvi to Ponting, no run, goes for the sweep and misses it
  29.6 Sanghvi to Ponting, no run, drives hard to cover, finds the fielder
        there

End of over 30 (maiden) Australia 98/4 (trail by 78 runs)
RL Sanghvi 4-1-19-1 (1nb) - Garware Pavilion End
ML Hayden 49* (82b 6x4 1x6) RT Ponting 0* (4b)

  30.1 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, one run, pushes it towards mid off for
        his 50th run
  30.2 Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, OUT: comes forward and tries to defend
        that , the ball tunrs in very well, catches the edge and goes to
        the pads and then lobs up towards forward short leg, Das takes a
        very comfortable catch to send back Ponting for a duck

       Australia 99/5, Partnership of 1
       RT Ponting  c Das b Harbhajan Singh  0 (5b 0x4 0x6)
       ML Hayden 50* (83b 6x4 1x6) Harbhajan Singh 10.2-3-18-3

       The Indians on fire here
  30.3 Harbhajan Singh to Gilchrist, no run, flighted ball, fullish ball,
        left alone to the keeper, Mongis exagerrates the bounce as he
        collects
  30.4 Harbhajan Singh to Gilchrist, no run, turn and bounce again, left
        alone to the keeper
  30.5 Harbhajan Singh to Gilchrist, no run, turning away again, just
        close to the off stump, comes forward and lets it to the keeper
        again
  30.6 Harbhajan Singh to Gilchrist, no run, leans forward and defends it
        towards silly point

End of over 31 (1 run) Australia 99/5 (trail by 77 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 11-3-18-3 - Tata End
ML Hayden 50* (83b 6x4 1x6) AC Gilchrist 0* (4b)

       Ganguly brings in Tendulkar cutting Sanghvi soon after he dismisses
        Steve Waugh
  31.1 Tendulkar to Hayden, (noball) one run, full on his pads, sweeps it
        to backward square leg
  31.1 Tendulkar to Gilchrist, no run, outside the off stump, shoulders
        arms
  31.2 Tendulkar to Gilchrist, no run, flighted, well on atrget, defends
        hurriedly
  31.3 Tendulkar to Gilchrist, no run, short of length, fgoes back and
        defends it to the off side
  31.4 Tendulkar to Gilchrist, no run, goes back and drives it wide of the
        bowler, Tendulkar leans well and stops it
  31.5 Tendulkar to Gilchrist, no run, turns away, left alone
  31.6 Tendulkar to Gilchrist, no run, deliberately pads it, well in front
        of the stumps, loud appeal, turned down, might be turning away

End of over 32 (2 runs) Australia 101/5 (trail by 75 runs)
SR Tendulkar 2-0-4-0 (1nb) - Garware Pavilion End
ML Hayden 51* (84b 6x4 1x6) AC Gilchrist 0* (10b)

  32.1 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, one run, leans forward and defends it
        towards point
  32.2 Harbhajan Singh to Gilchrist, no run, flighted ball, yorked him,
        hurriedly defends it towards cover
  32.3 Harbhajan Singh to Gilchrist, no run, goes for the hasrh sweep
        across the line and misses it completely, loud appeal, turned down
  32.4 Harbhajan Singh to Gilchrist, no run, outside off stump, turns
        away, left alone
  32.5 Harbhajan Singh to Gilchrist, no run
  32.6 Harbhajan Singh to Gilchrist, no run, on off stump, comes forward
        and defends it to the off side cautiously

End of over 33 (1 run) Australia 102/5 (trail by 74 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 12-3-19-3 - Tata End
ML Hayden 52* (85b 6x4 1x6) AC Gilchrist 0* (15b)

  33.1 Tendulkar to Hayden, no run, shrp turn, Hayden goes for that ball
        and is beaten comprehensively
  33.2 Tendulkar to Hayden, no run, outside off stump, kicks off, goes for
        the sweep and misses it
  33.3 Tendulkar to Hayden, no run, straight ball outside off stump, left
        alone to the keeper
  33.4 Tendulkar to Hayden, no run, forces Hayden to his back foot, safely
        defends it towards point
  33.5 Tendulkar to Hayden, no run, goes back and defends at that fastish
        ball
  33.6 Tendulkar to Hayden, no run, drops it in short, turns away, Hayden
        wanted to pull it, later decides against it and lets it to Mongia

End of over 34 (maiden) Australia 102/5 (trail by 74 runs)
SR Tendulkar 3-1-4-0 (1nb) - Garware Pavilion End
AC Gilchrist 0* (15b) ML Hayden 52* (91b 6x4 1x6)

  34.1 Harbhajan Singh to Gilchrist, one run, flighted ball on his pads,
        just taps it wide of mid on for the single
  34.2 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, comes out and defends it back to
        the bowler, Harbhajan picks it fast and threatens to throw it back
  34.3 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, faster ball on target, defends
        well with a straight bat
  34.4 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, drives it hard to cover, could
        not get it in the gap for the single
  34.5 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, outside the off stump, turns
        away, left alone
  34.6 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, FOUR, on his pads, latches to it and
        sweeps it hard in front of square leg

End of over 35 (5 runs) Australia 107/5 (trail by 69 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 13-3-24-3 - Tata End
AC Gilchrist 1* (16b) ML Hayden 56* (96b 7x4 1x6)

  35.1 Tendulkar to Gilchrist, no run, on target, defends it leaning
        forward back to the bowler
  35.2 Tendulkar to Gilchrist, FOUR, outside off stump, leans back and
        cuts it to 3rd man
  35.3 Tendulkar to Gilchrist, no run, that one kicked off the picth, goes
        back and defends it safely down to the off side
  35.4 Tendulkar to Gilchrist, no run, fullish ball, outside the off
        stump, leaves it alone
  35.5 Tendulkar to Gilchrist, FOUR, short ball, pulls it in style thorugh
        mid wicket
  35.6 Tendulkar to Gilchrist, no run, outside off stump, faster ball,
        left alone

End of over 36 (8 runs) Australia 115/5 (trail by 61 runs)
SR Tendulkar 4-1-12-0 (1nb) - Garware Pavilion End
ML Hayden 56* (96b 7x4 1x6) AC Gilchrist 9* (22b 2x4)

  36.1 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, comes forward and defends it
        towards point
  36.2 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, full ball, on off stump, turns
        away , Hayden decides not to play at it
  36.3 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, one run, goes for the harsh sweep, gets
        it high in the air towards the vacant mid wicket and the ball
        falls safely as he gets the single
  36.4 Harbhajan Singh to Gilchrist, one run, taps it off the pads to
        backward square leg
  36.5 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, one run, paddles it to long leg
  36.6 Harbhajan Singh to Gilchrist, no run, flighted ball, goes for the
        front foot push, deceived by the flight, timingless drive back to
        the bowler all along the ground

End of over 37 (3 runs) Australia 118/5 (trail by 58 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 14-3-27-3 - Tata End
ML Hayden 58* (100b 7x4 1x6) AC Gilchrist 10* (24b 2x4)

  37.1 Tendulkar to Hayden, one run, flicks it towards fine leg
  37.2 Tendulkar to Gilchrist, no run, pulls it to mid wicket, did not get
        enough bat on it
  37.3 Tendulkar to Gilchrist, FOUR, drops it in short, rocks back in a
        flash and pulls it to mid wicket
  37.4 Tendulkar to Gilchrist, no run, just outside off, deliebrately pads
        it
  37.5 Tendulkar to Gilchrist, FOUR, sweeps it in front of square leg
  37.6 Tendulkar to Gilchrist, no run

End of over 38 (9 runs) Australia 127/5 (trail by 49 runs)
SR Tendulkar 5-1-21-0 (1nb) - Garware Pavilion End
ML Hayden 59* (101b 7x4 1x6) AC Gilchrist 18* (29b 4x4)

  38.1 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, two runs, sweeps it from outside the off
        stump to mid wicket, Das fumbles giving away the couple
  38.2 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, outside off stump, left alone as
        the ball turns away and bounces
  38.3 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, two runs, fastish ball on his pads,
        tries to flick it, manages to get a thin bat to it and the ball
        runs to fine leg
  38.4 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, outside off stump, turns away
        further, lets it go the keeper
  38.5 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, one run, flighted ball on his pads,
        paddles it to Agarkar at long leg
  38.6 Harbhajan Singh to Gilchrist, no run, pitches outside the leg
        stump, turns in, defends with the bat very close to the pad safely

End of over 39 (5 runs) Australia 132/5 (trail by 44 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 15-3-32-3 - Tata End
ML Hayden 64* (106b 7x4 1x6) AC Gilchrist 18* (30b 4x4)

       Sanghvi brought back
  39.1 Sanghvi to Hayden, no run, flighted ball on off stump, goes for the
        harsh shot an hits it along the ground to mid wickt
  39.2 Sanghvi to Hayden, no run, goes back and defends it towards short
        point cautiously
  39.3 Sanghvi to Hayden, no run, stretches forward and defends it down
        towards forward short leg
  39.4 Sanghvi to Hayden, no run, wristy flick off his pads to mid wicket
  39.5 Sanghvi to Hayden, FOUR, on his pads, bad line, sweeps it hard to
        deep square leg
  39.6 Sanghvi to Hayden, no run, comes forward and goes for the defence,
        misses the ball, gets lodged into his pads

End of over 40 (4 runs) Australia 136/5 (trail by 40 runs)
RL Sanghvi 5-1-23-1 (1nb) - Garware Pavilion End
AC Gilchrist 18* (30b 4x4) ML Hayden 68* (112b 8x4 1x6)

  40.1 Harbhajan Singh to Gilchrist, no run, fastish ball on leg stump,
        defends it safely with a straight bat
  40.2 Harbhajan Singh to Gilchrist, SIX, on the leg stump, steps out and
        hits it very sweetly over long on, super timing in that shot
  40.3 Harbhajan Singh to Gilchrist, no run, turns very much outside the
        off stump, left alone easily
  40.4 Harbhajan Singh to Gilchrist, two runs, goes for the big shot over
        mid wicket, gets height and luckily for him the ball falls safely
  40.5 Harbhajan Singh to Gilchrist, FOUR, outside the off stump, sweeps
        it hard to deep mid wicket, powerful shot, thsit time keeps it all
        along the ground
  40.6 Harbhajan Singh to Gilchrist, two runs, sweeps it behind square leg
        this time off the pads, Agarkar dives and saves 2 runs very well

End of over 41 (14 runs) Australia 150/5 (trail by 26 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 16-3-46-3 - Tata End
ML Hayden 68* (112b 8x4 1x6) AC Gilchrist 32* (36b 5x4 1x6)

       32 runs have come off the last 4 overs
  41.1 Sanghvi to Hayden, no run, stretches forward and tries to defend
        and misses as the ball gets into his pads again
  41.2 Sanghvi to Hayden, FOUR, runs flowing thick and fast here, almost
        of the same shot - sweep, this time in front of square leg
  41.3 Sanghvi to Hayden, no run, flighted ball on off stump, leans
        forward and drives it to mid off
  41.4 Sanghvi to Hayden, FOUR, outside the off stump, heaves it across
        and gets it in the air, just wide of Ganguly at mid wicket
  41.5 Sanghvi to Hayden, one run, flighted one on his pads, paddles it
        towards fine leg for the single
  41.6 Sanghvi to Gilchrist, FOUR, steps out and gets the ball airily just
        out of the reach of Sanghvi to the long off fence, Indians dont
        have the answer here for the aggression Hayden and Gilchrist show
        suddenly

End of over 42 (13 runs) Australia 163/5 (trail by 13 runs)
RL Sanghvi 6-1-36-1 (1nb) - Garware Pavilion End
ML Hayden 77* (117b 10x4 1x6) AC Gilchrist 36* (37b 6x4 1x6)

  42.1 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, quickish ball on target, goes
        back and defends it towards cover
  42.2 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, goes for the cut off the back
        foot, goes in the air towards backward point, falls short of
        Tendulkar
  42.3 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, FOUR, outside off stump, cuts it hard,
        thick edge and the ball flies wide of slip to the 3rd man ropes
  42.4 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, one run, defensive push wide of point
        for the single
  42.5 Harbhajan Singh to Gilchrist, no run, fastish ball, yorks him
        outside the off stump, hits his toe, lod appeal, turned down
        rightly
  42.6 Harbhajan Singh to Gilchrist, no run, full delivery, pitches very
        close to the stumps and turns away, leaves it alone to Mongia to
        collect

End of over 43 (5 runs) Australia 168/5 (trail by 8 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 17-3-51-3 - Tata End
ML Hayden 82* (121b 11x4 1x6) AC Gilchrist 36* (39b 6x4 1x6)

       Ganguly turning towards Agarkar for thr first time today
  43.1 Agarkar to Hayden, no run, short of a length on the pads, pitched
        outside leg stump, rapped on the pads, shout for lbw turned down
  43.2 Agarkar to Hayden, no run, forces him to his back foot as he tries
        to flick it and gets it high on his pads, well outside the leg
        stump though
  43.3 Agarkar to Hayden, no run, wasted ball way down the leg side
  43.4 Agarkar to Hayden, no run, goes back and tries to flick again gets
        high on his pads as he misses
  43.5 Agarkar to Hayden, two runs, taps it off his pads to long leg for
        the couple
  43.6 Agarkar to Hayden, no run, on target, defends it cautiously to go
        to lunch

End of over 44 (2 runs) Australia 170/5 (trail by 6 runs)
AB Agarkar 6-1-23-1 - Garware Pavilion End
AC Gilchrist 36* (39b 6x4 1x6) ML Hayden 84* (127b 11x4 1x6)

       Thats Lunch on Day 2 of this First Test
       India have fought back somewhat in this Test
       At the start of the day the Aussies clearly had the upper hand
       But The Indian spinners have done the job for India
       But the last half hour belonged to the Aussies with Hayden and
        Gilchrist holding fort with some wild hitting
       That session gave 121 runs and 4 wickets
       Yesterday the first session gave 4 wickets to Aussies
       Today India have done the same
       They would have been even more happier if they had not let
        Gilchrist get fast runs
       Hope you are enjoying the LIVE commentary from CricInfo.com
       Get back to us in about 30 mins - 1210 hrs IST for the Post Lunch
        Session

Match State: Lunch - Day 2

       The players back on the field now
  44.1 Harbhajan Singh to Gilchrist, no run, on off stump, leans forward
        and defends cautiously
  44.2 Harbhajan Singh to Gilchrist, no run, goes back and guides it
        towards backward point
  44.3 Harbhajan Singh to Gilchrist, no run, sweeps it hard in front of
        square leg, Badani is there to stop it this time
  44.4 Harbhajan Singh to Gilchrist, FOUR, rocks back and cuts it through
        point with power and style
  44.5 Harbhajan Singh to Gilchrist, FOUR, another similar shot to the
        previous one, runs fast to the point fence again, overtakes
        India's 176
  44.6 Harbhajan Singh to Gilchrist, two runs, sweeps it across, gets it
        high in the air towards mid wicket, Badani runs from mid wicket
        and makes  a valiant attempt invain

End of over 45 (10 runs) Australia 180/5 (lead by 4 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 18-3-61-3 - Tata End
ML Hayden 84* (127b 11x4 1x6) AC Gilchrist 46* (45b 8x4 1x6)

  45.1 Agarkar to Hayden, one run, on off stump, defensive puve push
        towards mid off
  45.2 Agarkar to Gilchrist, no run, nice ball on off stump with bounce,
        taps it towards point
  45.3 Agarkar to Gilchrist, no run, tries to flick and gets it on the
        pads , clearly pitching outside the line of leg stump
  45.4 Agarkar to Gilchrist, no run, fastish ball on target, jabs at it
        towards point
  45.5 Agarkar to Gilchrist, no run, short ball, very well directed, goes
        for the hook and misses as it went off fast
  45.6 Agarkar to Gilchrist, no run, slightly short of length, tries to
        push it forward, thick edge and the ball goes to the on side
        without any damage

End of over 46 (1 run) Australia 181/5 (lead by 5 runs)
AB Agarkar 7-1-24-1 - Garware Pavilion End
ML Hayden 85* (128b 11x4 1x6) AC Gilchrist 46* (50b 8x4 1x6)

  46.1 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run
  46.2 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run
  46.3 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run
  46.4 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run
  46.5 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, one run, pushes it wide of mid wicket
        for the single
  46.6 Harbhajan Singh to Gilchrist, bye: one run, turns viciously and
        bets everyone for the bye

End of over 47 (3 runs) Australia 183/5 (lead by 7 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 19-3-62-3 - Tata End
AC Gilchrist 46* (51b 8x4 1x6) ML Hayden 86* (133b 11x4 1x6)

  47.1 Agarkar to Gilchrist, no run
  47.2 Agarkar to Gilchrist, no run
  47.3 Agarkar to Gilchrist, no run
  47.4 Agarkar to Gilchrist, FOUR, pulls it in style to reach his 50
  47.5 Agarkar to Gilchrist, one run, turns it to fine leg off his pads to
        get the single
  47.6 Agarkar to Hayden, no run

End of over 48 (5 runs) Australia 188/5 (lead by 12 runs)
AB Agarkar 8-1-29-1 - Garware Pavilion End
AC Gilchrist 51* (56b 9x4 1x6) ML Hayden 86* (134b 11x4 1x6)

  48.1 Harbhajan Singh to Gilchrist, no run
  48.2 Harbhajan Singh to Gilchrist, FOUR, smashes it through mid wicket,
        immense power on that sweep
  48.3 Harbhajan Singh to Gilchrist, no run
  48.4 Harbhajan Singh to Gilchrist, no run
  48.5 Harbhajan Singh to Gilchrist, no run
  48.6 Harbhajan Singh to Gilchrist, bye: FOUR

End of over 49 (8 runs) Australia 196/5 (lead by 20 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 20-3-66-3 - Tata End
ML Hayden 86* (134b 11x4 1x6) AC Gilchrist 55* (62b 10x4 1x6)

  49.1 Agarkar to Hayden, no run
  49.2 Agarkar to Hayden, no run
  49.3 Agarkar to Hayden, no run
  49.4 Agarkar to Hayden, legbye: one run
  49.5 Agarkar to Gilchrist, no run
  49.6 Agarkar to Gilchrist, FOUR

End of over 50 (5 runs) Australia 201/5 (lead by 25 runs)
AB Agarkar 9-1-33-1 - Garware Pavilion End
ML Hayden 86* (138b 11x4 1x6) AC Gilchrist 59* (64b 11x4 1x6)

       Umpires and scorers meet during Lunch and take off 5 runs from
        Hayden and credit them to extras
  50.1 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, one run
  50.2 Harbhajan Singh to Gilchrist, SIX, flighted ball, sweeps it hard
        this time, gets maximum as he clears the ropes by a good distance
  50.3 Harbhajan Singh to Gilchrist, no run
  50.4 Harbhajan Singh to Gilchrist, no run
  50.5 Harbhajan Singh to Gilchrist, no run, faster one outside the off
        stump, goes for the harsh sweep and misses it
  50.6 Harbhajan Singh to Gilchrist, no run, on target, leans forward and
        defends it

End of over 51 (7 runs) Australia 208/5 (lead by 32 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 21-3-71-3 - Tata End
ML Hayden 82* (139b 11x4 1x6) AC Gilchrist 65* (69b 11x4 2x6)

  51.1 Agarkar to Hayden, FOUR, leans forward and drives it through extra
        cover
  51.2 Agarkar to Hayden, no run, on off stump, comes forward and defends
        it to cover
  51.3 Agarkar to Hayden, no run
  51.4 Agarkar to Hayden, no run, forces it to short cover off the back
        foot
  51.5 Agarkar to Hayden, no run, pitched up, pushes back to the bowler
  51.6 Agarkar to Hayden, no run, fastish ball on target, defends it down
        safely

End of over 52 (4 runs) Australia 212/5 (lead by 36 runs)
AB Agarkar 10-1-37-1 - Garware Pavilion End
AC Gilchrist 65* (69b 11x4 2x6) ML Hayden 86* (145b 12x4 1x6)

       Sanghvi comes back with the ball
  52.1 Sanghvi to Gilchrist, no run, goes back and defends it backward of
        square leg
  52.2 Sanghvi to Gilchrist, no run, outside the off stump, tries to
        defend and misses
  52.3 Sanghvi to Gilchrist, two runs, goes back and taps it very well off
        his hips to fine leg
  52.4 Sanghvi to Gilchrist, no run, short of length, forces him to his
        back foot, defends it down to forward short leg
  52.5 Sanghvi to Gilchrist, SIX, sweeps it very high over mid wicket,
        huge shot, gets maximum
  52.6 Sanghvi to Gilchrist, FOUR, thsi time, the ball bounces before the
        rope and gets only four runs, leans forward and hits it swiftly
        and sweetly wide of mid on

End of over 53 (12 runs) Australia 224/5 (lead by 48 runs)
RL Sanghvi 7-1-45-1 (1nb) - Tata End
ML Hayden 86* (145b 12x4 1x6) AC Gilchrist 77* (75b 12x4 3x6)

       Gilchrist spoiling Indian dreams here after having Australia at
        99/5
  53.1 Agarkar to Hayden, FOUR, directed on the leg stump, flicks it off
        his thighs very well to backward square leg, superb timing to get
        four
  53.2 Agarkar to Hayden, no run, across the left hander, comes forward
        and shoulders arms
  53.3 Agarkar to Hayden, one run, drives it wide of Tendulkar at mid off,
        superb diving stop by him saving the boundary certainly
  53.4 Agarkar to Gilchrist, one run, cuts it hard to Harbhajan at the
        sweeper cover fence
  53.5 Agarkar to Hayden, no run, goes for the off drive to the ball on
        off stump, does not connect it properly, just drives back towards
        the bowler
  53.6 Agarkar to Hayden, no run, across the left hander, far away from
        him, wasted delivery

End of over 54 (6 runs) Australia 230/5 (lead by 54 runs)
AB Agarkar 11-1-43-1 - Garware Pavilion End
AC Gilchrist 78* (76b 12x4 3x6) ML Hayden 91* (150b 13x4 1x6)

  54.1 Sanghvi to Gilchrist, FOUR, sweeps it hard to backward square leg
  54.2 Sanghvi to Gilchrist, one run
  54.3 Sanghvi to Hayden, one run
  54.4 Sanghvi to Gilchrist, SIX, steps out and gets the big shot going
        over long on, pretty harsh on the inexperienced Indian spinners
  54.5 Sanghvi to Gilchrist, one run, drives it to deep mid wicket
  54.6 Sanghvi to Hayden, FOUR, sweeps it very fine off his pads, Hayden
        wanting to reach the 3 figure mark before Gilchrist

End of over 55 (17 runs) Australia 247/5 (lead by 71 runs)
RL Sanghvi 8-1-62-1 (1nb) - Tata End
AC Gilchrist 90* (80b 13x4 4x6) ML Hayden 96* (152b 14x4 1x6)

  55.1 Harbhajan Singh to Gilchrist, FOUR, short ball, rocks back and cuts
        it to deep point
  55.2 Harbhajan Singh to Gilchrist, FOUR, sweeps it across to deep midw
        icket to overtake Hayden
  55.3 Harbhajan Singh to Gilchrist, one run, directed on his pads, sweeps
        it to backward square leg to get to 99
  55.4 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, one run, paddles it to backward square
        leg to give Gilchrist the strike
  55.5 Harbhajan Singh to Gilchrist, one run, on his pads again, sweeps it
        hard, does not connect it well, but gets enough bat to long leg to
        get the run to give his ton
  55.6 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, pushes back to the bowler

End of over 56 (11 runs) Australia 258/5 (lead by 82 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 22-3-82-3 - Garware Pavilion End
AC Gilchrist 100* (84b 15x4 4x6) ML Hayden 97* (154b 14x4 1x6)

       Gilchrist just took 29 balls to reach 100 from 50
       Ganguly goes back to Tendulkar now
       8-1-62-1 - thats surely not what u see ina Test match
  56.1 Tendulkar to Gilchrist, no run, leans forward and defends it to the
        off side
  56.2 Tendulkar to Gilchrist, no run, sweeps it in front of square leg
  56.3 Tendulkar to Gilchrist, two runs, rocks back and cracks it towards
        cover, gets it straight to Sanghvi who promptly drops it
  56.4 Tendulkar to Gilchrist, one run, turns it to fine leg
  56.5 Tendulkar to Hayden, FOUR, leans well forward and drives it wide of
        Srinath at mid off who gives a very good chase and escorts the
        ball to the fence
  56.6 Tendulkar to Hayden, one run, taps it towards point for the single
        to keep strike again

End of over 57 (8 runs) Australia 266/5 (lead by 90 runs)
SR Tendulkar 6-1-29-0 (1nb) - Tata End
ML Hayden 102* (156b 15x4 1x6) AC Gilchrist 103* (88b 15x4 4x6)

Match State: Drinks

  57.1 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, well flighted and down the leg
        side, defended with soft hands
  57.2 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, FOUR, full and on the pads, Hayden goes
        down on a knee and sweeps hard, the fine leg fielder doesn't see
        that at all
  57.3 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, tossed up and on the off,
        stroked to mid off
  57.4 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, FOUR, on the pads again and the slog
        sweep on display, off the meat of the bat to the square leg fence
  57.5 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, well flighted, wide of the
        stumps and spinning away, left alone
  57.6 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, full and outside the off, left
        alone to the 'keeper, Harbhajan now bowling a line well outside
        the off

End of over 58 (8 runs) Australia 274/5 (lead by 98 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 23-3-90-3 - Garware Pavilion End
AC Gilchrist 103* (88b 15x4 4x6) ML Hayden 110* (162b 17x4 1x6)

  58.1 Tendulkar to Gilchrist, (noball) one run, full toss high on the
        stumps, Gilchrist pats away to square leg
  58.1 Tendulkar to Hayden, no run, short of a length wide of the off
        stump, spinning in to the left hander, tapped to mid on
  58.2 Tendulkar to Hayden, no run, full and on the off, sweep played and
        missed, off the pad to the off side
  58.3 Tendulkar to Hayden, no run
  58.4 Tendulkar to Hayden, one run, full and on the off, stroked to long
        on, easy single taken
  58.5 Tendulkar to Gilchrist, one run
  58.6 Tendulkar to Hayden, two runs, full and on the off, patted to long
        on

End of over 59 (6 runs) Australia 280/5 (lead by 104 runs)
SR Tendulkar 7-1-35-0 (2nb) - Tata End
AC Gilchrist 105* (90b 15x4 4x6) ML Hayden 113* (167b 17x4 1x6)

  59.1 Harbhajan Singh to Gilchrist, no run, full fast and wide of the
        stumps, left alone
  59.2 Harbhajan Singh to Gilchrist, two runs, short and wide, cut hard to
        the man at the cover point fence
  59.3 Harbhajan Singh to Gilchrist, no run, outside the off, left alone
  59.4 Harbhajan Singh to Gilchrist, no run, well flighted and outside the
        off, Gilchrist comes down the track and drives and misses, the
        ball goes past the keeper to slip
  59.5 Harbhajan Singh to Gilchrist, no run, outside the off again, this
        time left alone from the crease itself
  59.6 Harbhajan Singh to Gilchrist, one run, on the stumps, slanting in
        to the left hander, swept hard to deep midwicket

End of over 60 (3 runs) Australia 283/5 (lead by 107 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 24-3-93-3 - Garware Pavilion End
AC Gilchrist 108* (96b 15x4 4x6) ML Hayden 113* (167b 17x4 1x6)

  60.1 Srinath to Gilchrist, no run, short of a length outside the off and
        slanting away, left alone
  60.2 Srinath to Gilchrist, one run, short and wide outside the off
        stump, cut hard to point
  60.3 Srinath to Hayden, one run, short of a length and on the off,
        Hayden goes onto the back foot and punches the ball just wide of
        covers
  60.4 Srinath to Gilchrist, no run, just outside the off and inviting the
        drive, Gilchrist goes for the drive and plays outside the line of
        the ball, between bat and pad to the keeper
  60.5 Srinath to Gilchrist, two runs, full and on the pads, whipped to
        square leg
  60.6 Srinath to Gilchrist, no run, short of a length outside the off,
        left alone

End of over 61 (4 runs) Australia 287/5 (lead by 111 runs)
J Srinath 11-2-39-0 - Tata End
ML Hayden 114* (168b 17x4 1x6) AC Gilchrist 111* (101b 15x4 4x6)

  61.1 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, one run, taps it with his front foot
        well forward to mid wicket
  61.2 Harbhajan Singh to Gilchrist, no run, turns away outside the off
        stump, cuts it to backward point
  61.3 Harbhajan Singh to Gilchrist, no run, again goes back and cuts the
        ball to backward point
  61.4 Harbhajan Singh to Gilchrist, three runs, plays at it very late and
        guides it to 3rd man and runs very well for three more runs
  61.5 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, faster one down the leg side
  61.6 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, FOUR, on his pads, paddles it very fine
        and gets another Four, Hayden looking very good as he proceeds

End of over 62 (8 runs) Australia 295/5 (lead by 119 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 25-3-101-3 - Garware Pavilion End
AC Gilchrist 114* (104b 15x4 4x6) ML Hayden 119* (171b 18x4 1x6)

  62.1 Srinath to Gilchrist, no run, short of length ball, goes back and
        defends it towards cover point cautiously
  62.2 Srinath to Gilchrist, one run, delicately guides it to 3rd man
  62.3 Srinath to Hayden, OUT: across the left hander, pitched up, goes
        for the drive and edges it promptly to Mongia who cant drop those
        catches, simple simple catch to end a very good innings

       Australia 296/6, Partnership of 197
       ML Hayden  c Mongia b Srinath  119 (172b 18x4 1x6)
       AC Gilchrist 115* (106b 15x4 4x6) J Srinath 11.3-2-40-1

       This partnership is the highest ever for the sixth wicket by
        Australia against India. The previous best was also  made at
        Mumbai - in the 1964 series. The batsmen who shared the 151 run
        partnership at that time were Tom  Veivers and Barry Jarman
  62.4 Srinath to Warne, one run, short ball, nippy ball, does well to
        keep it down towards long leg for the first run
  62.5 Srinath to Gilchrist, two runs, on his pads, taps it to mid wicket
        very easily, makes batting look very simple, that too against
        Srinath
  62.6 Srinath to Gilchrist, two runs, width, asking to be hit, rocks back
        and cracks it through cover, there is man at the sweeper position
        saving two valuable runs for his team

End of over 63 (6 runs) Australia 301/6 (lead by 125 runs)
J Srinath 12-2-45-1 - Tata End
SK Warne 1* (1b) AC Gilchrist 119* (108b 15x4 4x6)

  63.1 Harbhajan Singh to Warne, no run, flighted on target, comes forward
        and defends with the pads
  63.2 Harbhajan Singh to Warne, no run, outside the off stump, stretches
        forward and deliberately gets on the pads
  63.3 Harbhajan Singh to Warne, SIX, dances down the track and lofts it
        with immense power over long on, Warne gets into the act and
        telling Gilchrist that he can also do what Gilchrist can
  63.4 Harbhajan Singh to Warne, no run, turning very well, rapped on the
        pads, loud appeal, turned down
  63.5 Harbhajan Singh to Warne, no run, deliberately pads it outsided the
        off stump
  63.6 Harbhajan Singh to Warne, no run, turns down the leg side, moves
        across and lets it go easily

End of over 64 (6 runs) Australia 307/6 (lead by 131 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 26-3-107-3 - Garware Pavilion End
AC Gilchrist 119* (108b 15x4 4x6) SK Warne 7* (7b 1x6)

  64.1 Srinath to Gilchrist, two runs, on his pads, turns it to fine leg
        and runs very well presurrising Harbhajan and gets two
  64.2 Srinath to Gilchrist, one run, cuts at it outside off stump, flies
        wide of the lonely slip, Tendulkar does well to restrict to one at
        3rd man
  64.3 Srinath to Warne, no run, bang on target, gets his body behind that
        ball very well and defends it with a straight bat
  64.4 Srinath to Warne, no run, leans on his back foot and cuts it
        towards cover point, there not much of a width to play that shot
  64.5 Srinath to Warne, no run, short ball, very well directed, Warne
        brave enough to go for the hook and misses it, optimistic appeal
        from Mongia and Srinath
  64.6 Srinath to Warne, two runs, on his pads, bad direction from
        Srinath, flicks it off his pads to long leg and get two before
        Tendulkar runs round from fine leg and picks the ball

End of over 65 (5 runs) Australia 312/6 (lead by 136 runs)
J Srinath 13-2-50-1 - Tata End
AC Gilchrist 122* (110b 15x4 4x6) SK Warne 9* (11b 1x6)

  65.1 Harbhajan Singh to Gilchrist, one run, outside off stump, turns
        away, beats Mongia, gets the bye
  65.2 Harbhajan Singh to Warne, SIX, dances down the track again and
        opens his shoulders and the ball sails long over mid wicket, harsh
        on the young spinner from Punjab!
  65.3 Harbhajan Singh to Warne, no run, deliberately pads it outside the
        off stump
  65.4 Harbhajan Singh to Warne, SIX, steps out again and heave sit across
        and gets the ball pastthe ropes from outside the off stump, clears
        the mid wicket ropes by a fair distance
  65.5 Harbhajan Singh to Warne, one run, fullish flighted ball on his
        pads, flicks it to fine leg for the single
  65.6 Harbhajan Singh to Gilchrist, OUT: draws Gilchrist forward and
        beats him with flight and turn, Mongia misses to collect the ball
        and the ball is deflected to the wickets and Gilchrist is out of
        the crease, very sad end to a very very good innings

       Australia 326/7, Partnership of 30
       AC Gilchrist  st Mongia b Harbhajan Singh  123 (112b 15x4 4x6)

End of over 66 (14 runs) Australia 326/7 (lead by 150 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 27-3-121-4 - Garware Pavilion End
SK Warne 22* (15b 3x6) 

       Mongia failing to collect the ball doing the trick for India
  66.1 Srinath to Warne, no run, outside off stump, left alone
  66.2 Srinath to Warne, no run, on target, defends it safely
  66.3 Srinath to Warne, one run, flicks it off his pads to fine leg
  66.4 Srinath to Gillespie, OUT: straight ball, extra bounce, fishes for
        that ball, might have edged it, loud appeal, the umpire obliges,
        Gillespie might have been unlucky there

       Australia 327/8, Partnership of 1
       JN Gillespie  c Mongia b Srinath  0 (1b 0x4 0x6)
       SK Warne 23* (18b 3x6) J Srinath 13.4-2-51-2

  66.5 Srinath to Fleming, one run, full toss outside the off stump,
        drives it to point, Harbhajan fumbles giving the run
  66.6 Srinath to Warne, no run, short ball, bends away

End of over 67 (2 runs) Australia 328/8 (lead by 152 runs)
J Srinath 14-2-52-2 - Tata End
DW Fleming 1* (1b) SK Warne 23* (19b 3x6)

  67.1 Harbhajan Singh to Fleming, no run, on target, rapped on the pads,
        huge appeal, turned down, might have had an inside edge
  67.2 Harbhajan Singh to Fleming, one run, drives it to mid off and runs
        very well
  67.3 Harbhajan Singh to Warne, no run, just outside off stump, comes
        forward and defends it
  67.4 Harbhajan Singh to Warne, no run, comes out and goes for the across
        the line heave, off the pads and flies towards leg gully, Ganguly
        dives and stops
  67.5 Harbhajan Singh to Warne, no run
  67.6 Harbhajan Singh to Warne, no run, flighted ball on target, waits
        for it and defends cautiously

End of over 68 (1 run) Australia 329/8 (lead by 153 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 28-3-122-4 - Garware Pavilion End
DW Fleming 2* (3b) SK Warne 23* (23b 3x6)

  68.1 Srinath to Fleming, no run, outside the off stump, straigth ball,
        left alone
  68.2 Srinath to Fleming, no run, puts his front foot forward and pushes
        it to mid on
  68.3 Srinath to Fleming, no run, on his pads, taps it to square leg
  68.4 Srinath to Fleming, no run, comes half forward and gets on the
        pads, optimistic shout, the ball was clearly going down the leg
        side
  68.5 Srinath to Fleming, no run
  68.6 Srinath to Fleming, no run, on target, defends it towards mid on
        and negotiates that over and goes to Tea on Day 2

End of over 69 (maiden) Australia 329/8 (lead by 153 runs)
J Srinath 15-3-52-2 - Tata End
SK Warne 23* (23b 3x6) DW Fleming 2* (9b)

Match State: Tea - Day 2

       Thats Tea on Day 2 here
       This session has been pretty good for India after they dismissed
        Hayden
       Get back to us in exactly 15 mins
       Venkat and Shepherd coming back after Tea
       The Indian is also out on the field
       Batsmen also out now and all is ready for the resumpton of play
        after tea
  69.1 Sanghvi to Warne, two runs, short and wide, cuts it to deep cover
        for the 2 runs
  69.2 Sanghvi to Warne, two runs, guides it delicately to 3rd man
  69.3 Sanghvi to Warne, one run, sweeps it high in the air in front of
        square leg
  69.4 Sanghvi to Fleming, no run, puts his front foot forwrad and defends
        it towards gully
  69.5 Sanghvi to Fleming, no run, turns away as he comes forward and
        feels for that ball outside the off stump
  69.6 Sanghvi to Fleming, no run, comes forward and defends it towards
        short point

End of over 70 (5 runs) Australia 334/8 (lead by 158 runs)
RL Sanghvi 9-1-67-1 (1nb) - Garware Pavilion End
SK Warne 28* (26b 3x6) DW Fleming 2* (12b)

  70.1 Srinath to Warne, FOUR, short ball, rocks back and pulls it in
        style to deep mid wicket
  70.2 Srinath to Warne, no run, taps it to gully off the back foot as he
        keeps the ball on off stump
  70.3 Srinath to Warne, no run
  70.4 Srinath to Warne, no run, on off stump, taps it towards cover
  70.5 Srinath to Warne, no run, short ball, bounces too high, just stands
        up there as the ball goes over hi his head
  70.6 Srinath to Warne, FOUR, drives it very well through cover as it was
        well pitched up

End of over 71 (8 runs) Australia 342/8 (lead by 166 runs)
J Srinath 16-3-60-2 - Tata End
DW Fleming 2* (12b) SK Warne 36* (32b 2x4 3x6)

  71.1 Sanghvi to Fleming, no run
  71.2 Sanghvi to Fleming, no run
  71.3 Sanghvi to Fleming, no run
  71.4 Sanghvi to Fleming, no run
  71.5 Sanghvi to Fleming, no run
  71.6 Sanghvi to Fleming, no run, stretches forward and defends awkwardly

End of over 72 (maiden) Australia 342/8 (lead by 166 runs)
RL Sanghvi 10-2-67-1 (1nb) - Garware Pavilion End
SK Warne 36* (32b 2x4 3x6) DW Fleming 2* (18b)

       Agarkar comes with the ball
  72.1 Agarkar to Warne, two runs, picks it over cover for a useful couple
        of runs
  72.2 Agarkar to Warne, no run, outside off stump, goes back and tries to
        cut, the ball was too close
  72.3 Agarkar to Warne, one run
  72.4 Agarkar to Fleming, no run, awayswinger, goes for the drive and
        misses
  72.5 Agarkar to Fleming, FOUR, leans back and thrashes it backward of
        point
  72.6 Agarkar to Fleming, OUT: short ball, goes for the pull, only
        manages to hit it to Srinath to mid on

       Australia 349/9, Partnership of 22
       DW Fleming  c Srinath b Agarkar  6 (21b 1x4 0x6)

End of over 73 (7 runs) Australia 349/9 (lead by 173 runs)
AB Agarkar 12-1-50-2 - Tata End
SK Warne 39* (35b 2x4 3x6) 

  73.1 Sanghvi to Warne, no run, bends down forward and defends it safely
  73.2 Sanghvi to Warne, OUT: steps out and lofts it over long off, Sachin
        does a fair bit of running and takes a very good catch to signal
        the end of ther Australian innings, a very good catch by the
        little man

       Australia 349/10, Partnership of 0
       SK Warne  c Tendulkar b Sanghvi  39 (37b 2x4 3x6)
       GD McGrath 0* (0b) RL Sanghvi 10.2-2-67-2 (1nb)

Match State: Innings Break

       Finally the Australian innings comes to a close. A masterly display
        of batting from Adam Gilchrist (122) and Mattheew Hayden (119) saw
        Australia reach 349. India now begin their second innings 173 runs
        behind.
       The game is now well set up with Australia in the driver's seat
       Let us all see if India can turn the tables around and take a good
        lead overcoming the 173 run deficit
       Das and Ramesh come to bat now
       McGrath to bowl to Das
   0.1 McGrath to Das, no run, comes forward and defends confidently on
        off stump
   0.2 McGrath to Das, no run, straight ball just outside the off stump,
        left alone to the keeper
   0.3 McGrath to Das, no run, again keeps the ball in that corridor
        outside the off stump, left alone again
   0.4 McGrath to Das, no run, on off stump, defends off the back foot
        with a very straight bat and body behind
   0.5 McGrath to Das, no run, outside the off stump, fullish ball,
        shoulders arms
   0.6 McGrath to Das, no run, outside off stump, left alone

End of over 1 (maiden) India 0/0 (trail by 173 runs)
GD McGrath 1-1-0-0 - Tata End
S Ramesh 0* (0b) SS Das 0* (6b)

   1.1 Fleming to Ramesh, no run, outside the off stump, left alone to the
        keeper
   1.2 Fleming to Ramesh, FOUR, leans forward and drives it through the
        vacant mid off region
   1.3 Fleming to Ramesh, no run, across the left hander, left alone to
        Gilchrist
   1.4 Fleming to Ramesh, two runs, leans well forward and drives it
        through cover point, superb timing in that drive, as always u see
        from Ramesh
   1.5 Fleming to Ramesh, no run, outside off stump, left alone safely
   1.6 Fleming to Ramesh, no run, on target, defends it casually off the
        front foot

End of over 2 (6 runs) India 6/0 (trail by 167 runs)
DW Fleming 1-0-6-0 - Garware Pavilion End
SS Das 0* (6b) S Ramesh 6* (6b 1x4)

   2.1 McGrath to Das, no run, short ball, well directed, Das moves away
        very well
   2.2 McGrath to Das, no run, just outside the off stump, play and miss
        from Das
   2.3 McGrath to Das, no run, fullish length ball outside the off stump,
        Das comes forward but does not take the bat anywhere near the ball
   2.4 McGrath to Das, no run, outside off stump, curls in, shoulders arms
        as he has been doing
   2.5 McGrath to Das, no run, just outside the off stump, comes forward
        and defends it down towards cover
   2.6 McGrath to Das, no run, sharp bouncy ball into his ribs, does well
        to keep it down

End of over 3 (maiden) India 6/0 (trail by 167 runs)
GD McGrath 2-2-0-0 - Tata End
S Ramesh 6* (6b 1x4) SS Das 0* (12b)

   3.1 Fleming to Ramesh, no run, comes forward and defends it to cover
        cautiously
   3.2 Fleming to Ramesh, no run, on target, defends it walking forward
   3.3 Fleming to Ramesh, FOUR, leans forward and goes for the drive,
        flies between slips and gully to the 3rd man ropes
   3.4 Fleming to Ramesh, no run, on target, comes walking forward and
        defends it towards mid off
   3.5 Fleming to Ramesh, no run, goes to his back foot and punches it to
        mid off
   3.6 Fleming to Ramesh, no run, walks forward and defends it back to the
        bowler

End of over 4 (4 runs) India 10/0 (trail by 163 runs)
DW Fleming 2-0-10-0 - Garware Pavilion End
SS Das 0* (12b) S Ramesh 10* (12b 2x4)

   4.1 McGrath to Das, no run, outside off stump, left alone
   4.2 McGrath to Das, no run, full length ball, outside the off stump,
        comes forward and lets the ball go to the keeper
   4.3 McGrath to Das, no run, goes back and defends that bouncy ball
   4.4 McGrath to Das, two runs, pitches it up on off stump, perfectly
        times it towards long on to get off the mark
   4.5 McGrath to Das, no run, goes back and across and defends it to
        forward short leg
   4.6 McGrath to Das, no run, front foot push to cover with confidence

End of over 5 (2 runs) India 12/0 (trail by 161 runs)
GD McGrath 3-2-2-0 - Tata End
S Ramesh 10* (12b 2x4) SS Das 2* (18b)

   5.1 Fleming to Ramesh, FOUR, leans well forward and drives it very well
        through cover, sweet timing on that ball to the fence
   5.2 Fleming to Ramesh, no run, goes back and defends it to mid wicket
   5.3 Fleming to Ramesh, no run, defends it off the back foot to the off
        side
   5.4 Fleming to Ramesh, no run, short ball, bends away from the ball
   5.5 Fleming to Ramesh, no run, stands up tall and taps it to mid off as
        if he is batting in the nets
   5.6 Fleming to Ramesh, no run, goes to defend, inside edge and the ball
        goes very close to the off stump to Gilchrist

End of over 6 (4 runs) India 16/0 (trail by 157 runs)
DW Fleming 3-0-14-0 - Garware Pavilion End
SS Das 2* (18b) S Ramesh 14* (18b 3x4)

   6.1 McGrath to Das, no run, outside the off stump, puts his front foot
        forward and lets the ball go to the keeper
   6.2 McGrath to Das, no run, on target, inside edge on to the pads, half
        appeal
   6.3 McGrath to Das, no run, outside off stump, quicker delivery, leaves
        it to the keeper again
   6.4 McGrath to Das, no run, outside the off stump,left alone
   6.5 McGrath to Das, one run, low full toss. pushes it towards mid
        wicket for the singl and allows Ramesh to face McGrath for the
        first time in this innings
   6.6 McGrath to Ramesh, no run, short ball, stands up tall and defends
        it down towards forward short leg

End of over 7 (1 run) India 17/0 (trail by 156 runs)
GD McGrath 4-2-3-0 - Tata End
SS Das 3* (23b) S Ramesh 14* (19b 3x4)

   7.1 Fleming to Das, one run, pushes it towards mid wicket as he faces
        Fleming for the first time in this innings
   7.2 Fleming to Ramesh, no run, on off stump, comes forward and defends
        it to the off side
   7.3 Fleming to Ramesh, no run, angled across, fishes at that oneand is
        beaten
   7.4 Fleming to Ramesh, no run, fuler ball outside the off stump, left
        alone to the keeper
   7.5 Fleming to Ramesh, no run, goes for the drive away from the body
        and edges it to Gilchrist as Fleming delivers a slower ball,
        luckily for Ramesh, the ball does not carry to the keeper
   7.6 Fleming to Ramesh, no run, turns the face of the bat and defends it
        towards point

End of over 8 (1 run) India 18/0 (trail by 155 runs)
DW Fleming 4-0-15-0 - Garware Pavilion End
SS Das 4* (24b) S Ramesh 14* (24b 3x4)

   8.1 McGrath to Das, no run, outside the off stump, moves back and
        across and defends it to the off side
   8.2 McGrath to Das, no run, outside off, shoulders arms
   8.3 McGrath to Das, no run, on off stump, defends it to gullu
   8.4 McGrath to Das, no run
   8.5 McGrath to Das, no run, shoulders arms pretty comfortably
   8.6 McGrath to Das, no run

End of over 9 (maiden) India 18/0 (trail by 155 runs)
GD McGrath 5-3-3-0 - Tata End
S Ramesh 14* (24b 3x4) SS Das 4* (30b)

   9.1 Fleming to Ramesh, no run, on his pads, defends forward
   9.2 Fleming to Ramesh, no run, nasty ball, drops his bat as he defends
        at that one
   9.3 Fleming to Ramesh, no run, angled across the left hander, left
        alone to the keeper
   9.4 Fleming to Ramesh, one run, on his pads, taps it to backward square
        leg
   9.5 Fleming to Das, one run, tps it behind square on the on side for
        the singl
   9.6 Fleming to Ramesh, legbye: one run

End of over 10 (3 runs) India 21/0 (trail by 152 runs)
DW Fleming 5-0-17-0 - Garware Pavilion End
S Ramesh 15* (29b 3x4) SS Das 5* (31b)

  10.1 McGrath to Ramesh, two runs, full and on the pads, stroked back
        past the bowler
  10.2 McGrath to Ramesh, no run, full and on the off, defended carefully
  10.3 McGrath to Ramesh, no run, short of a length, quick bouncer, the
        ball sails over Ramesh's head as he ducks under it with ease
  10.4 McGrath to Ramesh, one run, short again and on the pads, Ramesh
        takes up the challenge and pulls the ball uppishly to deep fiine
        leg, one bounce to Fleming
  10.5 McGrath to Das, no run, short of a length outside the off, left
        alone easily by Das
  10.6 McGrath to Das, no run, short of a length outside the off again,
        this time a bit closer though, defended to the off side,

End of over 11 (3 runs) India 24/0 (trail by 149 runs)
GD McGrath 6-3-6-0 - Tata End
S Ramesh 18* (33b 3x4) SS Das 5* (33b)

  11.1 Fleming to Ramesh, no run, full and outside the off, left alone,
        Gilchrist wearing a helmet is standing up to Fleming
  11.2 Fleming to Ramesh, no run, full and on the off, slanting in, fast
        offbreak rather than a slower mediumpacer
  11.3 Fleming to Ramesh, no run, another off break, off cutter if you
        will, slanted in to the left hander, defended
  11.4 Fleming to Ramesh, no run, short of a length outside the off, left
        alone
  11.5 Fleming to Ramesh, no run, full and on the off this time, Ramesh
        strokes the ball with the full face of the bat to the fielder at
        covers
  11.6 Fleming to Ramesh, one run, just short of a length and slipping
        down the leg side, tucked away neatlky to deep fine leg where the
        ball is fielded and returned to the keeper

End of over 12 (1 run) India 25/0 (trail by 148 runs)
DW Fleming 6-0-18-0 - Garware Pavilion End
S Ramesh 19* (39b 3x4) SS Das 5* (33b)

       Shane Warne being handed the ball. Jason Gillespie has to wait a
        bit longer for his turn
  12.1 Warne to Ramesh, no run, well flighted and outside the off, Ramesh
        drives, the ball spins in and goes off the inside edge to the on
        side
  12.2 Warne to Ramesh, no run, once again tossed up and outside the off,
        Ramesh is a bit more circumspect, stroked to covers
  12.3 Warne to Ramesh, no run, once again a lot of width and an
        invitation to drive, stroked to cover effortlessly
  12.4 Warne to Ramesh, two runs, short and wide, attempted flipper,
        Ramesh dabs the ball wide of McGrath at point and steals a quick
        couple
  12.5 Warne to Ramesh, no run, outside the off and well flighted, padded
        away to slip
  12.6 Warne to Ramesh, no run, full and closer to the off stump, Ramesh
        bends low and defends the ball to the off side with the softest of
        hands

End of over 13 (2 runs) India 27/0 (trail by 146 runs)
SK Warne 1-0-2-0 - Tata End
SS Das 5* (33b) S Ramesh 21* (45b 3x4)

       Gillespie getting his first bowl of the second innings
  13.1 Gillespie to Das, no run, short of a length outside the off,
        loosener, left alone
  13.2 Gillespie to Das, no run, full and outside the off, Das moves
        across and half tries to defend, the ball slides past the outside
        edge to the keeper
  13.3 Gillespie to Das, no run, full and on the pads, clipped hard to the
        man at short midwicket
  13.4 Gillespie to Das, no run, full and on the pads, Das plays down the
        wrong line and the ball raps the pads and goes through to the
        keeper
  13.5 Gillespie to Das, no run, full and wide of the off stump, Das
        watches that one carefully and lets it go through to the keeper
  13.6 Gillespie to Das, no run, once again outside the off and once again
        Das is patient enough to let the ball go through

End of over 14 (maiden) India 27/0 (trail by 146 runs)
JN Gillespie 1-1-0-0 - Garware Pavilion End
S Ramesh 21* (45b 3x4) SS Das 5* (39b)

  14.1 Warne to Ramesh, FOUR, outside the off, well tossed up, Warne
        invites the drive and Ramesh obliges, good cover drive to the
        fence
  14.2 Warne to Ramesh, no run, short of a length outside the off, left
        alone
  14.3 Warne to Ramesh, no run, well flighted and on the off, drive
        attempted, the ball goes off the inside edge to the on side
  14.4 Warne to Ramesh, no run, full and on the off, padded away
  14.5 Warne to Ramesh, no run, once again outside the off and turning in,
        padded away
  14.6 Warne to Ramesh, no run, outside the off and full, left alone

End of over 15 (4 runs) India 31/0 (trail by 142 runs)
SK Warne 2-0-6-0 - Tata End
SS Das 5* (39b) S Ramesh 25* (51b 4x4)

  15.1 Gillespie to Das, no run, full and on the off, played back to the
        bowler with the full face of the bat
  15.2 Gillespie to Das, no run, outside the off, full and quick, not much
        movement, left alone with ease
  15.3 Gillespie to Das, no run, outside the off and full, left alone once
        more, Das being very patient here
  15.4 Gillespie to Das, no run, once again outside the off, once again
        the youngster from East Zone in India leaves it alone
  15.5 Gillespie to Das, no run, short of a length and quick outside the
        off, Gillespie would do well to make Das play more early on, left
        alone with ease once more
  15.6 Gillespie to Das, no run, short of a length outside the off, Das
        being a rather short man himself sways out of the way without
        hesitation, Das is a good cutter of the ball, it wont be long
        before he plays the shot

End of over 16 (maiden) India 31/0 (trail by 142 runs)
JN Gillespie 2-2-0-0 - Garware Pavilion End
S Ramesh 25* (51b 4x4) SS Das 5* (45b)

Match State: Drinks

  16.1 Warne to Ramesh, no run, flighted ball outside the off stump,
        stretches to that ball and the ball brushes the pad towards slips
  16.2 Warne to Ramesh, no run, outside off stump, turns in, stretches
        forward and lets it to the keeper
  16.3 Warne to Ramesh, no run, leans forward and defends it to the off
        side
  16.4 Warne to Ramesh, no run, short ball, Ramesh rocks back and pulls it
        straight into Langer at forward short leg
  16.5 Warne to Ramesh, no run, stretches forward and across and defends
        it
  16.6 Warne to Ramesh, no run, comes forward and outside the off stump
        and gets the ball on the pads deliberately, loud appeal, turned
        down

End of over 17 (maiden) India 31/0 (trail by 142 runs)
SK Warne 3-1-6-0 - Tata End
SS Das 5* (45b) S Ramesh 25* (57b 4x4)

  17.1 Gillespie to Das, no run, short of length and outside the off
        stump, Das lets it go to the keper without any intervention
  17.2 Gillespie to Das, no run, gooes steep rise to that ball, just
        outside the off stump, holds the bat away from the line of the
        ball
  17.3 Gillespie to Das, two runs, pitched on his pads, pushes it through
        mid wicket and adds a couple more to his score after a long time
  17.4 Gillespie to Das, no run, quick outside the off stump, prefers to
        stay away from the ball this time too
  17.5 Gillespie to Das, OUT: short ball, steep rise, tries to defend at
        it and keep it down, but the ball gets the shoulder of the bat and
        then the helmet and flies to gully where Steve Waugh takes the
        most easiest of catches  and the first Indian wicket is down in
        the 2nd

       India 33/1, Partnership of 33
       SS Das  c SR Waugh b Gillespie  7 (50b 0x4 0x6)
       S Ramesh 25* (57b 4x4) JN Gillespie 2.5-2-2-1

       Rahul 'The Wall' Dravid comes to bat
  17.6 Gillespie to Dravid, no run, quickish ball outside the off stump,
        Dravid has no business with that ball

End of over 18 (2 runs) India 33/1 (trail by 140 runs)
JN Gillespie 3-2-2-1 - Garware Pavilion End
S Ramesh 25* (57b 4x4) R Dravid 0* (1b)

  18.1 Warne to Ramesh, no run, outside the off stump, turning slightly
        in, left alone
  18.2 Warne to Ramesh, no run, goes back and cuts it to backward point,
        no timing in that shot
  18.3 Warne to Ramesh, no run, leans well outside the off stump and
        drives it to cover, could not find the gap to place the drive
  18.4 Warne to Ramesh, no run, walks ahead and pushes it to mid wicket
  18.5 Warne to Ramesh, no run, stretches forward and across and defends
        it safely to the on side
  18.6 Warne to Ramesh, no run, short ball, harmless, just outside the off
        stump, Ramesh does not even move his bat and lets it go to the
        keeper

End of over 19 (maiden) India 33/1 (trail by 140 runs)
SK Warne 4-2-6-0 - Tata End
R Dravid 0* (1b) S Ramesh 25* (63b 4x4)

  19.1 Gillespie to Dravid, no run, outside the off stump, quickish ball,
        lets it to the keeper
  19.2 Gillespie to Dravid, no run, outside off stump, moving away, safely
        lets it go to Gilchrist
  19.3 Gillespie to Dravid, no run, outside the off stump, shoulders arms
        moving forward and across
  19.4 Gillespie to Dravid, no run, quick ball, short of length outside
        off, left alone as expected
  19.5 Gillespie to Dravid, no run, short ball over leg stump, Dravid
        bends below easily
  19.6 Gillespie to Dravid, no run, outside the off stump, negotiates that
        over without bat on ball even for a single instance

End of over 20 (maiden) India 33/1 (trail by 140 runs)
JN Gillespie 4-3-2-1 - Garware Pavilion End
S Ramesh 25* (63b 4x4) R Dravid 0* (7b)

  20.1 Warne to Ramesh, no run, flighted ball outside the off stump, comes
        forward and drives it to cover, fails to time it well
  20.2 Warne to Ramesh, one run, leans to that ball outside off and drives
        it to MArk Waugh at cover who fumbles giving away that run
  20.3 Warne to Dravid, FOUR, short and wide, rocks on his back foot and
        crashes it through cover, Slater chases it vain, Dravid off the
        mark
  20.4 Warne to Dravid, no run, outside leg stump, turning in, pads it
        away
  20.5 Warne to Dravid, no run, cmoes forward and wrists it to mid wicket
  20.6 Warne to Dravid, no run, comes a bit forward and drives that
        pitched up ball to mid off

End of over 21 (5 runs) India 38/1 (trail by 135 runs)
SK Warne 5-2-11-0 - Tata End
S Ramesh 26* (65b 4x4) R Dravid 4* (11b 1x4)

       Fleming replaces Gillespie
  21.1 Fleming to Ramesh, no run, outside off stump, play and miss from
        Ramesh
  21.2 Fleming to Ramesh, no run, shoulders arms as he fires in the fast
        off break
  21.3 Fleming to Ramesh, four runs, guides it delicately towards 3rd man,
        an overthrow gets him the fourth run
  21.4 Fleming to Ramesh, no run, outside the off stump, left alone
  21.5 Fleming to Ramesh, no run, comes forward and defends it down safely
  21.6 Fleming to Ramesh, no run, outside the off stump, shoulders arms

End of over 22 (4 runs) India 42/1 (trail by 131 runs)
DW Fleming 7-0-22-0 - Garware Pavilion End
R Dravid 4* (11b 1x4) S Ramesh 30* (71b 4x4)

  22.1 Warne to Dravid, no run, outside the leg stump, turns in,
        deliberately pads it away
  22.2 Warne to Dravid, no run, turns viciouly, almost bowled him round
        the legs
  22.3 Warne to Dravid, no run, flighted ball on target, defends it
        cautiously
  22.4 Warne to Dravid, no run, goes back and plays the pull, does not
        connect it, hits it on to his pads
  22.5 Warne to Dravid, no run, leans forward and drives back to the
        bowler
  22.6 Warne to Dravid, no run, defends forward leaning well in front for
        that flighted ball

End of over 23 (maiden) India 42/1 (trail by 131 runs)
SK Warne 6-3-11-0 - Tata End
S Ramesh 30* (71b 4x4) R Dravid 4* (17b 1x4)

  23.1 Fleming to Ramesh, one run, leans back and cuts it to cover point
        and gets the single
  23.2 Fleming to Dravid, no run, outside off stump, jabs it down towards
        mid on
  23.3 Fleming to Dravid, no run
  23.4 Fleming to Dravid, no run
  23.5 Fleming to Dravid, no run, leans forward and comes across and
        drives it to Mark Waugh at cover
  23.6 Fleming to Dravid, no run, quickish ball outside the off stump,
        left alone to the keeper

End of over 24 (1 run) India 43/1 (trail by 130 runs)
DW Fleming 8-0-23-0 - Garware Pavilion End
S Ramesh 31* (72b 4x4) R Dravid 4* (22b 1x4)

  24.1 Warne to Ramesh, no run, leans back and cuts it to cover, still not
        finding the gap
  24.2 Warne to Ramesh, no run, outside off stump, flighted and full
        deliberatelt thrusts his pads and gets the ball on it
  24.3 Warne to Ramesh, FOUR, leans back and finds the gap this time
        through point to the ropes, lovely shot from Ramesh
  24.4 Warne to Ramesh, no run, outside the off stu p, turning in,
        deliberately pas it, huge apeal, turned down
  24.5 Warne to Ramesh, one run, goes to push to the off side, inside edge
        and the ball running to fine leg
  24.6 Warne to Dravid, no run, outside the leg stump, easily pads it off

End of over 25 (5 runs) India 48/1 (trail by 125 runs)
SK Warne 7-3-16-0 - Tata End
S Ramesh 36* (77b 5x4) R Dravid 4* (23b 1x4)

       Gillespie comes back
  25.1 Gillespie to Ramesh, FOUR, outside off stump, bounce too, goes for
        the cut bravely and gets it over slips to the ropes
       Ramesh now has 1000 Test runs
  25.2 Gillespie to Ramesh, no run, outside off stump, quickish too, lets
        it alone to the keeper
  25.3 Gillespie to Ramesh, FOUR, short and wide, goes back and cracks it
        through cover elegantly
  25.4 Gillespie to Ramesh, no run, fastish ball, just outside the off
        stump, beats the bat
  25.5 Gillespie to Ramesh, no run, on target, digs it out back towards
        the bowler
  25.6 Gillespie to Ramesh, no run, defends it back to the bowler off the
        back foot

End of over 26 (8 runs) India 56/1 (trail by 117 runs)
JN Gillespie 5-3-10-1 - Garware Pavilion End
R Dravid 4* (23b 1x4) S Ramesh 44* (83b 7x4)

       McGrath into the attack now
  26.1 McGrath to Dravid, one run, turns it to fine leg off his pads
  26.2 McGrath to Ramesh, OUT: across the left hander, plays it with no
        foot work and edges it to Ponting at second slip

       India 57/2, Partnership of 24
       S Ramesh  c Ponting b McGrath  44 (84b 7x4 0x6)
       R Dravid 5* (24b 1x4) GD McGrath 6.2-3-7-1

       Mongia comes in as night watchman
  26.3 McGrath to Mongia, no run, outside the off stump, curling away,
        left alone safely
  26.4 McGrath to Mongia, no run, awayswinger again, wanted to play at it,
        but keeps the bat away from the ball's line at the last moment
  26.5 McGrath to Mongia, no run, outside the off stump, left alone to the
        keeper
  26.6 McGrath to Mongia, no run, on off stump, comes forward and defens
        it down to the off side

End of over 27 (1 run) India 57/2 (trail by 116 runs)
GD McGrath 7-3-7-1 - Tata End
R Dravid 5* (24b 1x4) NR Mongia 0* (4b)

  27.1 Gillespie to Dravid, no run, leans forward and pushes it to cover
  27.2 Gillespie to Dravid, no run, on off stump, defends it back to the
        bowler
  27.3 Gillespie to Dravid, no run, outside the off stump, curls in, left
        alone to the keeper
  27.4 Gillespie to Dravid, no run, defends it towards gully off the front
        foot
  27.5 Gillespie to Dravid, one run, taps it towards mdiw icket for the
        solitary run
  27.6 Gillespie to Mongia, no run, on target, moves acros and defends it
        cautiously to the on side

End of over 28 (1 run) India 58/2 (trail by 115 runs)
JN Gillespie 6-3-11-1 - Garware Pavilion End
R Dravid 6* (29b 1x4) NR Mongia 0* (5b)

  28.1 McGrath to Dravid, no run, quick ball, fuller in length, outside
        the off stump, left it to Gilchrist
  28.2 McGrath to Dravid, no run, defends back to the bowler
  28.3 McGrath to Dravid, no run, short ball, ducks easily to that ball
  28.4 McGrath to Dravid, no run, directed on his thighs, tries to work it
        to the on side and misses it as the ball hits the thighs and falls
        down
  28.5 McGrath to Dravid, no run, afstish ball right on the off stump,
        Dravid brings his bat down fast and defends it to the on side
  28.6 McGrath to Dravid, no run, outside the off stump, shoulders arms

End of over 29 (maiden) India 58/2 (trail by 115 runs)
GD McGrath 8-4-7-1 - Tata End
NR Mongia 0* (5b) R Dravid 6* (35b 1x4)

  29.1 Gillespie to Mongia, no run, nasty bal, nippy off the pitch, gets
        Mongia on his right thumb as he tries to defend at that one,
        Mongia is badly hurt
       Still holding his fingers,  the physio is out helping Mongia

       NR Mongia  retired hurt  0 (6b 0x4 0x6)

       Mongia deciding to go out retired hurt and so Sachin has to come
        out to face the last 5 balls
  29.2 Gillespie to Tendulkar, no run, awayswinger to welcome Tendulkar,
        he tries to defend, but the ball moves away largely
       5 slips and a gully
  29.3 Gillespie to Tendulkar, no run, quick and full outside the off
        stump, left alone as usual
  29.4 Gillespie to Tendulkar, no run, just on off stump, bends down and
        defends it towards gully turning the face of the bat
  29.5 Gillespie to Tendulkar, no run, keeps it on target, goes back and
        across and defends it towards mid on
  29.6 Gillespie to Tendulkar, no run, on target, defends it to forward
        short leg, Tendulkar negotiates the last 5 balls and lives for
        tomorrow

End of over 30 (maiden) India 58/2 (trail by 115 runs)
JN Gillespie 7-4-11-1 - Garware Pavilion End
R Dravid 6* (35b 1x4) SR Tendulkar 0* (5b)

       Thats the end of play on Day 2 of Test 1
       India can feel a bit happy that they have Sachin Tendulkar for
        tomorrow
       Aussies would be looking forward to get Sachin out cheaply early
        tomorrow to take this match quickly
       The Indians would be hoping for a better show from Dravid, Ganguly
        and of course Sachin Tendulkar
       Hope we all get good cricket tomorrow whoever takes the upper hand
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       The Indians should be looking for big knocks from Dravid and
        Tendulkar
       Hope the Indians live to the expectations of their fans
       They want a good Indian fight back
       Indians have a lot of time at their disposal
       The Indians still have a chance here if they can get a good lead as
        the wicket is not going to be easy to bat on in the fourth innings
       The Umpires Venkataraghavan and Shepherd are out on the field now
       The Aussies coming out now hoping to record their 16th successive
        Test win
       The Indian batsmen are also on the field now
       Sachin Tendulkar has to produce something extraordinary here to get
        India back on track in this Test
       Dravid will face McGrath to start the day
  30.1 McGrath to Dravid, no run, starts with a gentle loosener outside
        the off stump, did not bounce much, Dravid not bothering to take
        the bat anywhere near the line of the ball
  30.2 McGrath to Dravid, no run, this time, drags Dravid to the defence
        and beats the outside edge, luckily for Dravid, did not catch the
        edge
  30.3 McGrath to Dravid, no run, fullish ball, curling away, Dravid comes
        forward , but lets the ball to the keeper
  30.4 McGrath to Dravid, no run, again continues with the awayswinger,
        Dravid letting it to the keper again, was too wide for Dravid to
        play at it
  30.5 McGrath to Dravid, no run, pitches up and moves away, Dravid plants
        his front foot forward and shoulders arms
  30.6 McGrath to Dravid, no run, shouldering arms again as the ball kicks
        off the pitch to Gilchrist, negotiates the first over of the day
        without bat touching the ball

End of over 31 (maiden) India 58/2 (trail by 115 runs)
GD McGrath 9-5-7-1 - Tata End
SR Tendulkar 0* (5b) R Dravid 6* (41b 1x4)

       Gillespie will start from the Pavilion End
       Sachin to face for the first time today
  31.1 Gillespie to Tendulkar, no run, good lift outside the off stump,
        straight ball, holds his bat high as he leaves the ball to
        Gilchrist
  31.2 Gillespie to Tendulkar, one run, nippy ball, bounce much more as he
        tries to defend, thick edge and the ball rolls wide of slips for
        the first run of the day
  31.3 Gillespie to Dravid, no run, on off stump, comes forward and
        defends it confidently, first time the bat on ball with authority
        today
  31.4 Gillespie to Dravid, no run, fullish ball on off stump again, comes
        forward and defends it towards gully with an angled bat
  31.5 Gillespie to Dravid, no run, similar ball that dismisses him in the
        first innings, angled in, vurling away, goes for a similar push as
        the previous innings and luckily this time does not edge it
  31.6 Gillespie to Dravid, no run, short of length, curling away pitching
        on off stump, lets it to Gilchrist holding the bat high over his
        shoulders

End of over 32 (1 run) India 59/2 (trail by 114 runs)
JN Gillespie 8-4-12-1 - Garware Pavilion End
SR Tendulkar 1* (7b) R Dravid 6* (45b 1x4)

  32.1 McGrath to Tendulkar, FOUR, on off stump, leans well to his front
        foot and pushes it in a classy manner to cover fence, the first
        ball he faced of McGrath in this innings
  32.2 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, moves forward and across and lets the
        ball to the keeper as the ball swings slightly away
  32.3 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, shoulders arms again as the ball
        bounces a bit more than usual
  32.4 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, straightish bal , just outside the
        off stump, shoulders arms and decides to let it to the keeper
  32.5 McGrath to Tendulkar, FOUR, pitched up  on off stump, comes forward
        and drives it all along the ground with a straight bat to long
        off, Sachin never lets the loose bals unpunished
  32.6 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, fullish ball again on target, firmly
        pushes it to mid on, but gets it straight to the man there and so
        stays satisfied with the 2 boundaries in that over

End of over 33 (8 runs) India 67/2 (trail by 106 runs)
GD McGrath 10-5-15-1 - Tata End
R Dravid 6* (45b 1x4) SR Tendulkar 9* (13b 2x4)

  33.1 Gillespie to Dravid, no run, comes forward and tries to defend it,
        misses the outside edge by a very narrow margin, half hearted
        appeal
  33.2 Gillespie to Dravid, no run, defends it towards gully hurriedly
  33.3 Gillespie to Dravid, no run, keeps it on target, moves a bit across
        and back and defends it towards mid on
  33.4 Gillespie to Dravid, no run, leans forward and taps it towards
        gully with soft hands
  33.5 Gillespie to Dravid, no run, comes forward again and taps it
        towards point
  33.6 Gillespie to Dravid, no run, tries to flick it off the pads and
        gets an inside edge on to his pads

End of over 34 (maiden) India 67/2 (trail by 106 runs)
JN Gillespie 9-5-12-1 - Garware Pavilion End
SR Tendulkar 9* (13b 2x4) R Dravid 6* (51b 1x4)

  34.1 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, outside off stump, quick ball, left
        alone
  34.2 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, full length ball, outside the off
        stump again, amazing line from McGrath, left alone to the keeper
  34.3 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, short ball, tendulkar bends away and
        lets the ball fly to the keeper safely
  34.4 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, outside the off stump, moves across
        and lets it to Gilchrist as the ball bounces a bit low than usual
  34.5 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, shoulders arms to that ball pitching
        outside off stump and curling away
  34.6 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, similar ball as the previous one,
        similar let alone by the batsman, similar collection by the keeper

End of over 35 (maiden) India 67/2 (trail by 106 runs)
GD McGrath 11-6-15-1 - Tata End
R Dravid 6* (51b 1x4) SR Tendulkar 9* (19b 2x4)

  35.1 Gillespie to Dravid, no run, short ball, very well directed, Dravid
        ducks hurriedly to it, Dravid not looking very confident this
        morning
  35.2 Gillespie to Dravid, no run, just outside the off stump, plays at
        it and misses again
  35.3 Gillespie to Dravid, no run, goes back and defends it to gully as
        the ball was fastish on off stump
  35.4 Gillespie to Dravid, no run, steep raise, just outside the off
        stump, drops his bat and keeps the bat well behind his pads and
        the ball flies to the keeper
  35.5 Gillespie to Dravid, no run, on target, comes a bit forward and
        defends it towards forward short leg
  35.6 Gillespie to Dravid, no run, fast ball, kicks off to the keeper as
        Dravid hangs his bat out at it

End of over 36 (maiden) India 67/2 (trail by 106 runs)
JN Gillespie 10-6-12-1 - Garware Pavilion End
SR Tendulkar 9* (19b 2x4) R Dravid 6* (57b 1x4)

  36.1 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, just in that corridor outside the off
        stump, low bounce again, left alone
  36.2 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, outside the off stump, left alone
        again
  36.3 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, just outside the off stump, full
        length ball, comes forward and decides not to play at it
  36.4 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, short ball, directed on the leg
        stump, not a very good direction, Tendulkar bends down easily
  36.5 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, short of length and on target, goes
        back and defensively pushes it to mid on
  36.6 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, outside the off stump, slightly short
        of length, comes forward and holds his bat high over his shoulders
        and lets the ball go to Gilchrist

End of over 37 (maiden) India 67/2 (trail by 106 runs)
GD McGrath 12-7-15-1 - Tata End
R Dravid 6* (57b 1x4) SR Tendulkar 9* (25b 2x4)

  37.1 Gillespie to Dravid, no run, extra bounce outside the off stump,
        left alone as he has been doing all along from morning
  37.2 Gillespie to Dravid, no run, fullish ball on target, comes a bit
        forward and defends it safely
  37.3 Gillespie to Dravid, no run, comes forward and across ato defend
        that ball to the off side, gets bat to ball confidently this time
  37.4 Gillespie to Dravid, no run, outside the off stump, left alone
  37.5 Gillespie to Dravid, no run, comes forward and defends it back to
        the bowler, Gillespie might now give some loose balls to Dravid
        getting irritated at his dot ball sequence by Dravid
  37.6 Gillespie to Dravid, no run, short ball, kicks off very well,
        Dravid bends away and the ball flies to Gilchrist

End of over 38 (maiden) India 67/2 (trail by 106 runs)
JN Gillespie 11-7-12-1 - Garware Pavilion End
SR Tendulkar 9* (25b 2x4) R Dravid 6* (63b 1x4)

  38.1 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, comes a bit forward and very
        confidently defends it towards cover
  38.2 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run
  38.3 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, just short of a length outside the
        off stump, Tendulkar straddles the crease and leaves the ball
        alone for the keeper
  38.4 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, once again short and very quick
        outside the off, the ball shapes away just a touch and Tendulkar
        lets it go once more
  38.5 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, full and on the off Tendulkar
        presents the full face of the bat and defends the ball
  38.6 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, on the off and moving out, Tendulkar
        offers his pad and shoulders arms, the ball brushes the pads and
        goes through to the stumper

End of over 39 (maiden) India 67/2 (trail by 106 runs)
GD McGrath 13-8-15-1 - Tata End
R Dravid 6* (63b 1x4) SR Tendulkar 9* (31b 2x4)

  39.1 Gillespie to Dravid, no run, on target, goes to his back foot and
        defends very well
  39.2 Gillespie to Dravid, no run, straight batted defence back towards
        the bowler with confidence
  39.3 Gillespie to Dravid, no run, outside off stump, kicks off, left
        alone to the keeper
  39.4 Gillespie to Dravid, no run
  39.5 Gillespie to Dravid, no run, short ball, kicks up very well, Dravid
        ducks to it well
  39.6 Gillespie to Dravid, no run, directed down the leg side, moves away
        from the line of the ball as Gilchrist moves around and collects
        the ball as Dravid plays his 34th successive dot ball of the day

End of over 40 (maiden) India 67/2 (trail by 106 runs)
JN Gillespie 12-8-12-1 - Garware Pavilion End
SR Tendulkar 9* (31b 2x4) R Dravid 6* (69b 1x4)

       Warne is called by Steve Waugh now to bowl
  40.1 Warne to Tendulkar, two runs, slightly short, rocks back and cracks
        it through cover, not much of a timing and so the ball is fielded
        before the ropes
  40.2 Warne to Tendulkar, one run, sweeps it hard to short fine leg, a
        fumble there gives him the run, probably for 4 more dot balls from
        Dravid
  40.3 Warne to Dravid, one run, hey hey Dravid gets the first run of the
        day, width, cuts it past cover point
  40.4 Warne to Tendulkar, no run, on target, goes back and defends as
        Warne bowls his first dot ball of the day
  40.5 Warne to Tendulkar, no run, outside the leg stump, awkwardly gets
        the pad to the ball and pads it away
  40.6 Warne to Tendulkar, no run, outside the leg stump, turns in, pads
        it away deliberately

End of over 41 (4 runs) India 71/2 (trail by 102 runs)
SK Warne 8-3-20-0 - Tata End
R Dravid 7* (70b 1x4) SR Tendulkar 12* (36b 2x4)

  41.1 Gillespie to Dravid, no run, on off stump, goes back and defends it
        towards forward short leg
  41.2 Gillespie to Dravid, FOUR, leans forward and drives it through the
        vacant mid off, times it very well to take the ball past the ropes
       3 slips , 2 gullies
  41.3 Gillespie to Dravid, no run, short ball, nast bounce, surprised
        Dravid, takjes the bottom hand off the bat and so the ball falls
        safely
  41.4 Gillespie to Dravid, no run, on off stump, leans forward and
        defends it to the off side
  41.5 Gillespie to Dravid, no run, on off stump, goes back, stands up
        tall and defends it towards mid on
  41.6 Gillespie to Dravid, no run, directed outside the leg stump,
        deliberately pads it and the ball rolls to square leg

End of over 42 (4 runs) India 75/2 (trail by 98 runs)
JN Gillespie 13-8-16-1 - Garware Pavilion End
SR Tendulkar 12* (36b 2x4) R Dravid 11* (76b 2x4)

  42.1 Warne to Tendulkar, no run, outside the leg stump, turns in, goes
        back and defends it with avery straight bat
  42.2 Warne to Tendulkar, no run, taps it off his pads to short fine leg
  42.3 Warne to Tendulkar, no run, short of a length on the off, punched
        off the back foot to mid off
  42.4 Warne to Tendulkar, no run, around the wicket and into the rough,
        wide outside the leg stump, padded away
  42.5 Warne to Tendulkar, no run, once again way outside the leg stump,
        tossed up and spinning in, Tendulkar goes back and pads again
  42.6 Warne to Tendulkar, no run, full and pushed through on the pads,
        defended with soft hands

End of over 43 (maiden) India 75/2 (trail by 98 runs)
SK Warne 9-4-20-0 - Tata End
R Dravid 11* (76b 2x4) SR Tendulkar 12* (42b 2x4)

  43.1 Fleming to Dravid, no run, short of a length, wide and shaping away
        just a touch, a very careful Rahul Dravid watches the ball through
        to the keeper
  43.2 Fleming to Dravid, no run, very short and too wide to bother the
        batsman, good away swing, left well alone
  43.3 Fleming to Dravid, no run, fyll and outside the off, left alone
        again, Fleming needs to deliver the ball closer to the stumps to
        make Dravid play
  43.4 Fleming to Dravid, FOUR, very wide but this time full, Dravid leans
        well into the shot, bends low, gets a good stride in and drives
        magnificently through covers
  43.5 Fleming to Dravid, no run, short and outside the off once more,
        left alone
  43.6 Fleming to Dravid, no run, once again outside the off and too
        short, left alone to the keeper, Fleming running in and wasting a
        bit of energy here

End of over 44 (4 runs) India 79/2 (trail by 94 runs)
DW Fleming 9-0-27-0 - Garware Pavilion End
SR Tendulkar 12* (42b 2x4) R Dravid 15* (82b 3x4)

Match State: Drinks

  44.1 Warne to Tendulkar, FOUR, short of a length outside the legs,
        Tendulkar frees his arms and flays the ball through midwicket,
        crashing shot
  44.2 Warne to Tendulkar, no run, full and drifting onto the stumps this
        time, defended carefully with the full face of the bat
  44.3 Warne to Tendulkar, no run, well outside the leg stump, Tendulkar
        tries to play the sweep and misses, the ball rips in a great deal
        abd Gilchrist gathers
  44.4 Warne to Tendulkar, FOUR, short of a length and outside the the
        off, Tendulkar goes back and across and cuts hard to the off side
        fence
  44.5 Warne to Tendulkar, no run, full and on the pads, defended
        carefully to the on side
  44.6 Warne to Tendulkar, no run

End of over 45 (8 runs) India 87/2 (trail by 86 runs)
SK Warne 10-4-28-0 - Tata End
R Dravid 15* (82b 3x4) SR Tendulkar 20* (48b 4x4)

  45.1 Fleming to Dravid, no run, full and on the off, that was an off
        cutter, defended
  45.2 Fleming to Dravid, no run, down the leg side, slower one, this now
        an off spinner straight, left alone
  45.3 Fleming to Dravid, no run, short of a length and on the off, Dravid
        goes back, stands tall and defends
  45.4 Fleming to Dravid, no run, short of a length and on the off,
        punched to mid on off the back foot
  45.5 Fleming to Dravid, no run, well flighted and on the off stump,
        Dravid keeps waiting for the ball to arrive and takes it on the
        pad
  45.6 Fleming to Dravid, no run, full and angled onto the pads, Dravid
        defends the Fleming off break to the on side with ease, Steve
        Waugh is certainly missing the services of Colin Miller

End of over 46 (maiden) India 87/2 (trail by 86 runs)
DW Fleming 10-1-27-0 - Garware Pavilion End
SR Tendulkar 20* (48b 4x4) R Dravid 15* (88b 3x4)

  46.1 Warne to Tendulkar, no run, well flighted and drifting down the leg
        side from over the wicket, defended with bat and pad close
        together
  46.2 Warne to Tendulkar, no run, well flighted and on the off, spinning
        away slowly, left alone
  46.3 Warne to Tendulkar, no run, fuller and straighter on the off, good
        drift on the ball, defended carefully with the full face of the
        bat
  46.4 Warne to Tendulkar, no run, down the leg side once more, that turns
        sharply and spins across the batsman, left alone
  46.5 Warne to Tendulkar, no run, full and outside the off stump, stroked
        to short cover
  46.6 Warne to Tendulkar, no run, very short and very wide, finally a
        loose ball from Warne, Tendulkar chases it and cuts, straight to
        the fielder at point

End of over 47 (maiden) India 87/2 (trail by 86 runs)
SK Warne 11-5-28-0 - Tata End
R Dravid 15* (88b 3x4) SR Tendulkar 20* (54b 4x4)

  47.1 Fleming to Dravid, no run, short of a length on the pads, turned to
        leg slip, Fleming's fast offbreaks not causing much panic in the
        Indian ranks
  47.2 Fleming to Dravid, no run, fuller and on the pads, tapped to
        midwicket
  47.3 Fleming to Dravid, no run, once again the ball is just short of a
        length and down the leg side, turned to leg slip
  47.4 Fleming to Dravid, no run, encore encore, Fleming slips the ball
        down the leg side and Dravid dutifully turns the ball to leg slip
  47.5 Fleming to Dravid, one run, another flat fast off break flicked to
        mid wicket with a straight bat
  47.6 Fleming to Tendulkar, FOUR, full and slanted down the leg side,
        Tendulkar moves outside the line of that off break and turns the
        ball deftly to the fine leg fence

End of over 48 (5 runs) India 92/2 (trail by 81 runs)
DW Fleming 11-1-32-0 - Garware Pavilion End
R Dravid 16* (93b 3x4) SR Tendulkar 24* (55b 5x4)

  48.1 Warne to Dravid, no run, turns away, left alone
  48.2 Warne to Dravid, one run, goes back and punches it to wide of mid
        on with less timing
  48.3 Warne to Tendulkar, one run, leans back and cracks it to the
        sweeper on the off side
  48.4 Warne to Dravid, no run, stretches forward and defends it to the
        off side
  48.5 Warne to Dravid, no run, pithces on off stump and turns away,
        shoulders arms
  48.6 Warne to Dravid, no run, pads it away outside the leg stump

End of over 49 (2 runs) India 94/2 (trail by 79 runs)
SK Warne 12-5-30-0 - Tata End
SR Tendulkar 25* (56b 5x4) R Dravid 17* (98b 3x4)

  49.1 Fleming to Tendulkar, one run, short of length drifting on his
        pads, tickles it to backward square leg for the single
  49.2 Fleming to Dravid, no run, comes forward and defends inside edge to
        the pads and rolls back towards gully
  49.3 Fleming to Dravid, FOUR, short ball, rocks back in a flash and
        pulls it to deep mid wicket with super style
  49.4 Fleming to Dravid, no run, goes for the pull again, find sthe
        fielder this time in front of square leg
  49.5 Fleming to Dravid, one run, fuller ball, pushes forward, thick edge
        and the ball rolls to fine leg
  49.6 Fleming to Tendulkar, one run, taps it towards point and steats a
        single to keep strike

End of over 50 (7 runs) India 101/2 (trail by 72 runs)
DW Fleming 12-1-39-0 - Garware Pavilion End
SR Tendulkar 27* (58b 5x4) R Dravid 22* (102b 4x4)

  50.1 Warne to Tendulkar, no run, outside the leg stump, goes to seep
        delicately and gets the ball on the pads outside the
  50.2 Warne to Tendulkar, no run, flighted ball, full on the leg stump,
        goes back opens up and defends it
  50.3 Warne to Tendulkar, one run, goes back and cuts it to deep cover
        with ease
  50.4 Warne to Dravid, no run, flighted ball, stretches forward and
        defensively pushes it to cover
  50.5 Warne to Dravid, no run
  50.6 Warne to Dravid, no run, leans forward to defend that to the off
        side as the ball turns away

End of over 51 (1 run) India 102/2 (trail by 71 runs)
SK Warne 13-5-31-0 - Tata End
SR Tendulkar 28* (61b 5x4) R Dravid 22* (105b 4x4)

  51.1 Fleming to Tendulkar, one run, bouncy ball from good length, goes
        back and pulls it well to deep backward square leg
  51.2 Fleming to Dravid, no run, on target, hurriedly defends at that
        ball
  51.3 Fleming to Dravid, no run, fullish ball on off stump, leans forward
        and defends it back to the bowler
  51.4 Fleming to Dravid, no run, fastish off break, comes forward and
        defends it to forward short leg
  51.5 Fleming to Dravid, no run, outside the off stump, taps it to
        backward point
  51.6 Fleming to Dravid, no run, turns and bounces outside the leg stump,
        lets it go to the keeper untouched

End of over 52 (1 run) India 103/2 (trail by 70 runs)
DW Fleming 13-1-40-0 - Garware Pavilion End
SR Tendulkar 29* (62b 5x4) R Dravid 22* (110b 4x4)

  52.1 Warne to Tendulkar, no run, goes back and pushes it to Ponting at
        backward point
  52.2 Warne to Tendulkar, no run, outside the leg stump, turns in,
        thrusts his pads at it and defnds
  52.3 Warne to Tendulkar, no run, defends with his pads again outside the
        leg stump
  52.4 Warne to Tendulkar, no run, goes back and defends the ball back to
        the bowler
  52.5 Warne to Tendulkar, no run, on target, leans forward and
        respectfully defends it with head down
  52.6 Warne to Tendulkar, no run

End of over 53 (maiden) India 103/2 (trail by 70 runs)
SK Warne 14-6-31-0 - Tata End
R Dravid 22* (110b 4x4) SR Tendulkar 29* (68b 5x4)

  53.1 Fleming to Dravid, no run, fastish ball on off stump, wants to come
        forward, but goes back and then defends it to the on side
  53.2 Fleming to Dravid, no run, goes back and flicks it to forward short
        leg
  53.3 Fleming to Dravid, no run, short ball, pulls it, Slater dives
        forward and takes it off the bounce and claims to have caught it,
        goes to the 3rd umpire and decided not out
  53.4 Fleming to Dravid, two runs, flicks it to deep square leg
  53.5 Fleming to Dravid, bye: FOUR, short ball, angry delivery, bounces
        very high and beats everyone to the fence
  53.6 Fleming to Dravid, one run, taps it to the on side for the single
        to get back the strike

End of over 54 (7 runs) India 110/2 (trail by 63 runs)
DW Fleming 14-1-43-0 - Garware Pavilion End
R Dravid 25* (116b 4x4) SR Tendulkar 29* (68b 5x4)

  54.1 Warne to Dravid, no run, flicks it to mid wicket off the pads
  54.2 Warne to Dravid, no run, deliberately pads it, on target, but
        turning away
  54.3 Warne to Dravid, no run, goes back and defends it safely
  54.4 Warne to Dravid, no run, outisd ethe off stump, turns away, left
        alone
  54.5 Warne to Dravid, no run, goes back and flicks it with his wristy
        work to mid wicket
  54.6 Warne to Dravid, no run

End of over 55 (maiden) India 110/2 (trail by 63 runs)
SK Warne 15-7-31-0 - Tata End
SR Tendulkar 29* (68b 5x4) R Dravid 25* (122b 4x4)

  55.1 Fleming to Tendulkar, no run, goes back and taps it to backward
        square leg
  55.2 Fleming to Tendulkar, no run, fullish ball on target, bends down
        and defends it cautiously
  55.3 Fleming to Tendulkar, no run, full ball on his pads, taps it to
        backward square leg cautiously again
  55.4 Fleming to Tendulkar, no run, short ball, bounces very well, left
        alone
  55.5 Fleming to Tendulkar, one run
  55.6 Fleming to Dravid, no run

End of over 56 (1 run) India 111/2 (trail by 62 runs)
DW Fleming 15-1-44-0 - Garware Pavilion End
SR Tendulkar 30* (73b 5x4) R Dravid 25* (123b 4x4)

  56.1 Warne to Tendulkar, no run
  56.2 Warne to Tendulkar, no run
  56.3 Warne to Tendulkar, one run
  56.4 Warne to Dravid, no run
  56.5 Warne to Dravid, no run
  56.6 Warne to Dravid, no run

End of over 57 (1 run) India 112/2 (trail by 61 runs)
SK Warne 16-7-32-0 - Tata End
SR Tendulkar 31* (76b 5x4) R Dravid 25* (126b 4x4)

       Mark Waugh comes to bowl
  57.1 ME Waugh to Tendulkar, no run, fullish on off stump, cautiously
        defends it
  57.2 ME Waugh to Tendulkar, no run, on off stump, moves forward and
        acros and defends it safely to forward short leg
  57.3 ME Waugh to Tendulkar, one run, flighted ball , fullish on off
        stump, leans forward and drives it towards extra cover for the run
  57.4 ME Waugh to Dravid, no run, comes forward and drives it back
        towards the bowler, did not time it very well
  57.5 ME Waugh to Dravid, one run, leans forward and pushes it towards
        cover for the single again
  57.6 ME Waugh to Tendulkar, one run, drives it to extra cover just wide
        of Fleming and gets the run that allows him to face the first ball
        of the last over before Lunch

End of over 58 (3 runs) India 115/2 (trail by 58 runs)
ME Waugh 1-0-3-0 - Garware Pavilion End
SR Tendulkar 33* (80b 5x4) R Dravid 26* (128b 4x4)

  58.1 Warne to Tendulkar, one run, outside the leg stump, turns in, goes
        back and taps it off the pads to fine leg for the single
  58.2 Warne to Dravid, no run, outside leg stump, thrusts his pads and
        pads it away
  58.3 Warne to Dravid, no run, turns in from outside the legs tump again,
        deliberately pads it again
  58.4 Warne to Dravid, no run, on leg stump, leans well forward and
        defends it with a very straight bat
  58.5 Warne to Dravid, no run, on his pads, well outside the leg stump,
        defends it towards forward short leg and keeps it down along the
        ground
  58.6 Warne to Dravid, no run, on target, watchfully defends it to the
        off side and goes to Lunch

End of over 59 (1 run) India 116/2 (trail by 57 runs)
SK Warne 17-7-33-0 - Tata End
SR Tendulkar 34* (81b 5x4) R Dravid 26* (133b 4x4)

       Indians have really done a good job here by playing the session
        without losing any wickets
       58 runs coming in that session from 29 overs
       Wicketless 58 runs - thats waht matters for India

Match State: Lunch - Day 3

       The umpires are on the field now
       All set for the Post Lunch Session of the Day 3
       Gillespie to start after Lunch
       2 slips, 2 gullies
  59.1 Gillespie to Tendulkar, FOUR, as he did on the first day, boundary
        of the first ball after Lunch, this time, its not Warne, outside
        the off stump, beautiful square drive through cover point
  59.2 Gillespie to Tendulkar, no run, on target, defends forward towards
        mid on
  59.3 Gillespie to Tendulkar, no run, short ball, left alone easily by
        Tendulkar
  59.4 Gillespie to Tendulkar, FOUR, slightly short, rocks back and pulls
        it over mid wicket, the ball disappears across the ropes
  59.5 Gillespie to Tendulkar, no run, right through Tendulkar as he tries
        the front foot push
  59.6 Gillespie to Tendulkar, no run, just outside the off stump, puts
        his front foot forward and across and defends it cautiously

End of over 60 (8 runs) India 124/2 (trail by 49 runs)
JN Gillespie 14-8-24-1 - Garware Pavilion End
R Dravid 26* (133b 4x4) SR Tendulkar 42* (87b 7x4)

  60.1 ME Waugh to Dravid, no run, leans forward and defends it with the
        pads
  60.2 ME Waugh to Dravid, one run, turns it off his pads to backward
        square leg
  60.3 ME Waugh to Tendulkar, no run, moves front and across and defends
        it with bat very close to the pad
  60.4 ME Waugh to Tendulkar, one run, flighted and pitched up, flicks it
        to Ponting at mdi wicket who fumbles and gives the single away
  60.5 ME Waugh to Dravid, no run, leans forward and cautiously defends
  60.6 ME Waugh to Dravid, no run, goes back and defends with a straight
        bat with his body well behind

End of over 61 (2 runs) India 126/2 (trail by 47 runs)
ME Waugh 2-0-5-0 - Tata End
SR Tendulkar 43* (89b 7x4) R Dravid 27* (137b 4x4)

  61.1 Gillespie to Tendulkar, (noball) no run, Gillespie oversteps as he
        fires that one on off stump, really quick, pushes it to cover off
        the front foot
  61.1 Gillespie to Tendulkar, one run, comes forward and taps it to the
        on side
  61.2 Gillespie to Dravid, no run, keeps very low, goes back and tries to
        defend and misses
  61.3 Gillespie to Dravid, no run, keeps it on target, comes forward with
        his bat well in front of the pads and efends it back towards the
        bowler
  61.4 Gillespie to Dravid, no run, goes back and defends it to Steve
        Waugh at gully
  61.5 Gillespie to Dravid, one run, goes back and defends it to the mid
        wicket and runs well for the single
  61.6 Gillespie to Tendulkar, FOUR, thats the drive we have seen from the
        maestro many a time, pitched up, drives it as staright as possible
        to the long off ropes

End of over 62 (7 runs) India 133/2 (trail by 40 runs)
JN Gillespie 15-8-31-1 (1nb) - Garware Pavilion End
R Dravid 28* (141b 4x4) SR Tendulkar 48* (92b 8x4)

  62.1 ME Waugh to Dravid, no run, comes well forward and hits it to mid
        on
  62.2 ME Waugh to Dravid, no run, stretches qwell forward to defend that
        ball on off stump
  62.3 ME Waugh to Dravid, no run, outside the off stump, puts his front
        foot forward andacross and lets the ball to the keeper
  62.4 ME Waugh to Dravid, no run, fastish bal on hi9s pads, taps it to
        leg gully
  62.5 ME Waugh to Dravid, no run, well outside the off stump, not much of
        turn, left alone to Gilchrist
  62.6 ME Waugh to Dravid, no run

End of over 63 (maiden) India 133/2 (trail by 40 runs)
ME Waugh 3-1-5-0 - Tata End
SR Tendulkar 48* (92b 8x4) R Dravid 28* (147b 4x4)

  63.1 Gillespie to Tendulkar, no run, leans forward and pushes it to
        extra cover
  63.2 Gillespie to Tendulkar, no run, fastish ball forcing Tendulkar to
        his back foot, goes back and defends it cautiously
  63.3 Gillespie to Tendulkar, FOUR, pitched up, leans forward and finds
        the gap wide of Mark Waugh at mid off to reach his 50
  63.4 Gillespie to Tendulkar, three runs, turns it to deep square leg
        very very elegantly off his pads and runs three easily before
        McGrath could run around from fine leg and fetch the ball
  63.5 Gillespie to Dravid, no run, keeps low aagin, hurrily defends it to
        mid on
  63.6 Gillespie to Dravid, no run, fastish ball on off stump, Dravid
        defends it very compactly

End of over 64 (7 runs) India 140/2 (trail by 33 runs)
JN Gillespie 16-8-38-1 (1nb) - Garware Pavilion End
SR Tendulkar 55* (96b 9x4) R Dravid 28* (149b 4x4)

  64.1 ME Waugh to Tendulkar, no run, leans forward and drives it to extra
        cover
  64.2 ME Waugh to Tendulkar, no run, turns outside the leg stump, goes
        for the harsh sweep and misses it
  64.3 ME Waugh to Tendulkar, no run, flighted one on off stump, comes
        forward and defends it cautiously
  64.4 ME Waugh to Tendulkar, no run, goes back and across and defends
        with his body behind
  64.5 ME Waugh to Tendulkar, FOUR, full toss outside the off stump,
        latches on to it and punishes it to the point boundary, Sachin is
        never going to miss out on bad balls
  64.6 ME Waugh to Tendulkar, two runs, turning in from outside the off
        stump, runs it to 3rd man with an angled bat for a couple

End of over 65 (6 runs) India 146/2 (trail by 27 runs)
ME Waugh 4-1-11-0 - Tata End
R Dravid 28* (149b 4x4) SR Tendulkar 61* (102b 10x4)

       McGrath comes back with the ball
  65.1 McGrath to Dravid, FOUR, outside the off stump, reaches for that
        ball and drives it through point, runs coming thicvk and fast
        after lunch
  65.2 McGrath to Dravid, no run, flighted slowish ball on off stump,
        cautiously defends it
  65.3 McGrath to Dravid, no run, stretches forward and pushes it
        defensively towards cover
  65.4 McGrath to Dravid, no run, on off stump, comes forward and defends
        with the bat very close to the bat
  65.5 McGrath to Dravid, no run, leans forward and strokes it towards
        extra cover, does not time ait as well as he would have wanted
  65.6 McGrath to Dravid, no run, keeps it on the line just outside the
        off stump, Dravid confidently comes forward and defends with a
        solid bat

End of over 66 (4 runs) India 150/2 (trail by 23 runs)
GD McGrath 14-8-19-1 - Garware Pavilion End
SR Tendulkar 61* (102b 10x4) R Dravid 32* (155b 5x4)

  66.1 ME Waugh to Tendulkar, no run, fastish ball on target, Tendulkat
        watchfully defends it towards slips
  66.2 ME Waugh to Tendulkar, no run, flighted ball, comes forward with
        his pads in front and defends it cautiously again
  66.3 ME Waugh to Tendulkar, no run, outside the off stump, turns a bit
        in, deliberately pads it away
  66.4 ME Waugh to Tendulkar, FOUR, short ball, turns away, rocks back and
        pulls it in front of square leg, crowd really enjoying the batting
        here
  66.5 ME Waugh to Tendulkar, OUT: goes for the pull again, catches
        Langer's back and lobs up just wide of Ponting at mid wicket, he
        dives very well to hisn right and takes a veru good catch to
        dismiss the dangerous Tendulkar

       India 154/3, Partnership of 97
       SR Tendulkar  c Ponting b ME Waugh  65 (107b 11x4 0x6)
       R Dravid 32* (155b 5x4) ME Waugh 4.5-1-15-1

       Spectacular catch from Ponting
  66.6 ME Waugh to Ganguly, no run, on off stump, defended safely

End of over 67 (4 runs) India 154/3 (trail by 19 runs)
ME Waugh 5-1-15-1 - Tata End
R Dravid 32* (155b 5x4) SC Ganguly 0* (1b)

  67.1 McGrath to Dravid, no run, outside the off stump, left alone
  67.2 McGrath to Dravid, no run, directed on his pads, goes back and and
        defends it
  67.3 McGrath to Dravid, no run, on target, goes back and defends it to
        the on side
  67.4 McGrath to Dravid, no run
  67.5 McGrath to Dravid, no run, outside the off stump, puts his front
        foot forward and across and lets it to the keeper
  67.6 McGrath to Dravid, no run, goes back and defends it awkwardly

End of over 68 (maiden) India 154/3 (trail by 19 runs)
GD McGrath 15-9-19-1 - Garware Pavilion End
SC Ganguly 0* (1b) R Dravid 32* (161b 5x4)

       Warne is called to bowl now
  68.1 Warne to Ganguly, no run, goes back and defends it to cover point
        safely
  68.2 Warne to Ganguly, one run, flighted on his pads, taps it past the
        forward short leg fielder and gets the qucik run to get off the
        mark
  68.3 Warne to Dravid, no run, turns away pitching on off stump, goes
        back and defends it slowly
  68.4 Warne to Dravid, no run, leasn forward and defends it back towards
        the bowler
  68.5 Warne to Dravid, no run, turns in pitching on leg stump, goes back
        and defends it to the on side
  68.6 Warne to Dravid, no run, flighted fullish bal, leans forward and
        defends it

End of over 69 (1 run) India 155/3 (trail by 18 runs)
SK Warne 18-7-34-0 - Tata End
SC Ganguly 1* (3b) R Dravid 32* (165b 5x4)

       Mark Waugh switching ends here
  69.1 ME Waugh to Ganguly, no run
  69.2 ME Waugh to Ganguly, no run, comes forward and defends it, flies
        off the edge wide of silly point
  69.3 ME Waugh to Ganguly, no run, outside the off stump, turns away,
        left alone comfortably
  69.4 ME Waugh to Ganguly, no run, thrusts his pad at that ball, brushes
        the pads and goes to slip
  69.5 ME Waugh to Ganguly, no run, on target, defends it compactly
        towards gully
  69.6 ME Waugh to Ganguly, no run, fired it in, tries to defend with the
        pad in front, huge appeal, turned down, might have been outside
        the off stump as the ball hit the pad

End of over 70 (maiden) India 155/3 (trail by 18 runs)
ME Waugh 6-2-15-1 - Garware Pavilion End
R Dravid 32* (165b 5x4) SC Ganguly 1* (9b)

  70.1 Warne to Dravid, no run, stretches way forward and defends it
  70.2 Warne to Dravid, no run, flighted ball on his toes, digs it along
        the ground to the bowler
  70.3 Warne to Dravid, one run, on his pads, plays the sweep perfectly
        and gets the single
  70.4 Warne to Ganguly, no run, flighted and pitched up, pushes back to
        the bowler
  70.5 Warne to Ganguly, no run, stretches forward and across and defends
        with the pads
  70.6 Warne to Ganguly, no run, on his thighs, tries to flick it away,
        does not conect well

End of over 71 (1 run) India 156/3 (trail by 17 runs)
SK Warne 19-7-35-0 - Tata End
R Dravid 33* (168b 5x4) SC Ganguly 1* (12b)

  71.1 ME Waugh to Dravid, no run, comes out and drives it to mid on
  71.2 ME Waugh to Dravid, no run, goes back and taps it to leg gully
  71.3 ME Waugh to Dravid, no run, outside the off stump, stretches well
        and gets on the pads, loud appeal, turned down
  71.4 ME Waugh to Dravid, no run, comes forward and defends cautiously
  71.5 ME Waugh to Dravid, no run, comes a bit forward and defends
  71.6 ME Waugh to Dravid, no run, outside the off stump, puts his front
        foot forward and lets the ball go behind

End of over 72 (maiden) India 156/3 (trail by 17 runs)
ME Waugh 7-3-15-1 - Garware Pavilion End
SC Ganguly 1* (12b) R Dravid 33* (174b 5x4)

  72.1 Warne to Ganguly, no run, goes for the rash shot, does not connect
        it properly, rolls towards mid wicket, Slater gets back the ball
        to Warne still Ganguly far away from the crease and Warne breaks
        the wickets easily and not even the 3rd eye is needed for the
        decision

       India 156/4, Partnership of 2
       SC Ganguly  run out (Warne)  1 (13b 0x4 0x6)

  72.2 Warne to Dravid, no run, comes forward and defends it back to the
        bowler
  72.3 Warne to Dravid, no run
  72.4 Warne to Dravid, no run, on his pads, takes his bat there and
        defends it to the bowler again
  72.5 Warne to Dravid, no run, outside the lg stump, gets his pad to the
        pitch of the ball and defends it
  72.6 Warne to Dravid, no run, outside leg stump, flighted ball, leans
        forward and defends with his back foot across

End of over 73 (maiden) India 156/4 (trail by 17 runs)
SK Warne 20-8-35-0 - Tata End
VVS Laxman 0* (0b) R Dravid 33* (179b 5x4)

  73.1 ME Waugh to Laxman, no run, comes forward and tries to defend as
        the ball catches the edge and flies to leg gully whwre Steve Waugh
        drops it
  73.2 ME Waugh to Laxman, no run, comes forward and drives it to mid off
  73.3 ME Waugh to Laxman, no run, outside off stump, left alone
  73.4 ME Waugh to Laxman, no run, comes forward and defends it well
  73.5 ME Waugh to Laxman, no run, comes out and drives it hard past the
        bowler to mid off
  73.6 ME Waugh to Laxman, no run, keeps low this tim,e goes back and
        defends it cautiously

End of over 74 (maiden) India 156/4 (trail by 17 runs)
ME Waugh 8-4-15-1 - Garware Pavilion End
R Dravid 33* (179b 5x4) VVS Laxman 0* (6b)

Match State: Drinks

  74.1 Warne to Dravid, one run, sweeps it to Mark Waugh to long leg
  74.2 Warne to Laxman, no run, comes well forward and defends it to the
        off side
  74.3 Warne to Laxman, no run, comes forward and defends it down
        cautiously
  74.4 Warne to Laxman, FOUR, fastish ball on his pads, digs it well, well
        enought o the long on ropes, super shot
  74.5 Warne to Laxman, FOUR, outside the off stump, turns away, cracks it
        to the cover fence with a flat batted harsh shot
  74.6 Warne to Laxman, FOUR, leans forward and drives it very wel through
        cover as the ball was just on the slot for the drive, McGrath
        chases in vain, Laxman gets his 3rd consecutive Four

End of over 75 (13 runs) India 169/4 (trail by 4 runs)
SK Warne 21-8-48-0 - Tata End
R Dravid 34* (180b 5x4) VVS Laxman 12* (11b 3x4)

  75.1 ME Waugh to Dravid, no run, goes back and defends it as the ball
        turns in
  75.2 ME Waugh to Dravid, no run, on target, comes forward and defends it
  75.3 ME Waugh to Dravid, no run, slightly short of length, thrusts his
        pad at it and the ball lobs to the on side
  75.4 ME Waugh to Dravid, no run, flighted outside the off stump,
        stretches to that ball and defends it
  75.5 ME Waugh to Dravid, no run, outside off stump, slashes at it, dgets
        the ball to backward point, could not get it past Hayden there
  75.6 ME Waugh to Dravid, no run, fullish ball, turning down the leg
        side, Dravid goes back and gets it on the pads well outside the
        leg stump

End of over 76 (maiden) India 169/4 (trail by 4 runs)
ME Waugh 9-5-15-1 - Garware Pavilion End
VVS Laxman 12* (11b 3x4) R Dravid 34* (186b 5x4)

  76.1 Warne to Laxman, no run, flighted ball on target, leans forward and
        defends well
  76.2 Warne to Laxman, no run, defends cautiously again
  76.3 Warne to Laxman, no run, outside the leg stump. gets the pads and
        rolls to square leg
  76.4 Warne to Laxman, no run, vicious turn there, Laxman comes forward
        and decides to let it to Gilchrist
  76.5 Warne to Laxman, no run, comes forward and drives it to mid on
  76.6 Warne to Laxman, no run, comes forward and defends that ball on leg
        stump towards the off side

End of over 77 (maiden) India 169/4 (trail by 4 runs)
SK Warne 22-9-48-0 - Tata End
R Dravid 34* (186b 5x4) VVS Laxman 12* (17b 3x4)

  77.1 ME Waugh to Dravid, one run, slightly short, goes back and pulls it
        backward of square leg
  77.2 ME Waugh to Laxman, no run, goes back and defends it off the pads
        to leg gully
  77.3 ME Waugh to Laxman, no run, nice ball, turning in on target, goes
        back and defends it
  77.4 ME Waugh to Laxman, no run, low full toss, wristy flick to mid
        wicket
  77.5 ME Waugh to Laxman, no run, comes well forward and defends it to
        the off side very very watchfully
  77.6 ME Waugh to Laxman, no run

End of over 78 (1 run) India 170/4 (trail by 3 runs)
ME Waugh 10-5-16-1 - Garware Pavilion End
R Dravid 35* (187b 5x4) VVS Laxman 12* (22b 3x4)

  78.1 Warne to Dravid, no run, short and wide, cut hard to point, off
        break from Warne!
  78.2 Warne to Dravid, no run, short of a length and on the pads, turned
        just behind square
  78.3 Warne to Dravid, no run, well flighted and on the off, spinning
        away, left alone
  78.4 Warne to Dravid, one run, full toss on the off stump, whipped to
        mid wicket, should have been put away, India now trail by 2
  78.5 Warne to Laxman, no run, around the wicket into the rough, the ball
        grips and rips past the bat, great delivery
  78.6 Warne to Laxman, no run, full and on the middle and leg defended
        with the full face of the bat

End of over 79 (1 run) India 171/4 (trail by 2 runs)
SK Warne 23-9-49-0 - Tata End
R Dravid 36* (191b 5x4) VVS Laxman 12* (24b 3x4)

  79.1 ME Waugh to Dravid, two runs, short of a length on the pads,
        whipped to square leg where McGrath fields and returns the ball,
        scores are now level and a cheer goes up from the crowd
  79.2 ME Waugh to Dravid, no run, on the stumps and full, defended
  79.3 ME Waugh to Dravid, one run, on the middle and leg, slipping down
        the leg side off the inside edge to Steve Waugh at leg slip who
        fumbles the ball
  79.4 ME Waugh to Laxman, no run, full and on the off, defended
  79.5 ME Waugh to Laxman, no run, short and flat, on the pads, defended
  79.6 ME Waugh to Laxman, OUT: short and wide, Laxman cuts hard and a bit
        too late, all he can do is edge the ball to Adam Gilchrist behind
        the stumps, another wicket off an ordinary ball, the Indians are
        losing the plot well and truly

       India 174/5, Partnership of 18
       VVS Laxman  c Gilchrist b ME Waugh  12 (27b 3x4 0x6)

End of over 80 (3 runs) India 174/5 (lead by 1 runs)
ME Waugh 11-5-19-2 - Garware Pavilion End
R Dravid 39* (194b 5x4) 

  80.1 Warne to Dravid, no run, full and on the pads, padded away
  80.2 Warne to Dravid, OUT: well flighted, drifting and outside the leg
        stump, so full that it should have been taken as a full toss,
        Dravid plays a tentative sweep and misses the ball completely, the
        ball grips the rough and spins enough to take out the off stump, n

       India 174/6, Partnership of 0
       R Dravid  b Warne  39 (196b 5x4 0x6)
       NR Mongia 0* (6b) SK Warne 23.2-9-49-1

       Visions of Mike Gatting here
  80.3 Warne to Agarkar, no run, short and wide cut hard to point
  80.4 Warne to Agarkar, no run, on the off and a lot of air, Agarkar
        tucks bat behind pad and lets it go
  80.5 Warne to Agarkar, no run, full and drifting onto the pads, padded
        away
  80.6 Warne to Agarkar, no run, full and on the off again, Agarkar
        tempted to drive pushes the ball to covers, the Mumbai mediumpacer
        still can't get off the mark

End of over 81 (maiden) India 174/6 (lead by 1 runs)
SK Warne 24-10-49-1 - Tata End
NR Mongia 0* (6b) AB Agarkar 0* (4b)

  81.1 ME Waugh to Mongia, SIX, well flighted and on the off, like his
        counterpart the Indian stumper takes the attack to the opposition,
        clouting the ball cleanly over long on
  81.2 ME Waugh to Mongia, no run, faster and flatter on the off, defended
        carefully
  81.3 ME Waugh to Mongia, no run, again flat and pushed through a bit
        quicker, Mongia goes back and across and defends with soft hands
        and a straight bat
  81.4 ME Waugh to Mongia, no run, full and on the off, turned around the
        corner to the on side off the back foot, ball trickles to leg slip
  81.5 ME Waugh to Mongia, no run, outside the off and a bit of width,
        padded away
  81.6 ME Waugh to Mongia, no run, well flighted and on the off, Mongia
        gets a large stride in and defends the ball carefully, the lead
        for India is now 7

End of over 82 (6 runs) India 180/6 (lead by 7 runs)
ME Waugh 12-5-25-2 - Garware Pavilion End
AB Agarkar 0* (4b) NR Mongia 6* (12b 1x6)

  82.1 Warne to Agarkar, no run, well tossed up and on the off, defended
        carefully down the track
  82.2 Warne to Agarkar, no run, full and on the pads, tucked away to mid
        on, no chance of a single there
  82.3 Warne to Agarkar, no run, full and drifting onto the pads, big turn
        for Warne, left alone
  82.4 Warne to Agarkar, no run, full and on the off, Agarkar comes down
        the track and takes the ball on the pads, loud shout turned down
  82.5 Warne to Agarkar, no run, flighted and on the stumps the ball turns
        sharply and Agarkar leaves it alone
  82.6 Warne to Agarkar, no run, once again bounce and turn for Warne and
        Agarkar leaves the ball alone, perhaps if Warne turned it a bit
        less he might make Agarkar play and force the mistake

End of over 83 (maiden) India 180/6 (lead by 7 runs)
SK Warne 25-11-49-1 - Tata End
NR Mongia 6* (12b 1x6) AB Agarkar 0* (10b)

       Agarkar has now played 10 balls and is yet to make a run - he's
        trying to avoid picking up his 7th duck against Australia
  83.1 ME Waugh to Mongia, FOUR, full and a bit of width, Mongia comes
        down the track and drives well through covers
  83.2 ME Waugh to Mongia, no run, short and outside the off, the ball
        bounces and turns off the gloves to leg slip, not out says Venkat
  83.3 ME Waugh to Mongia, FOUR, short and wide, cut hard to the point
        fence
  83.4 ME Waugh to Mongia, no run
  83.5 ME Waugh to Mongia, no run, well flighted and on the leg stump,
        sharp turn, left alone
  83.6 ME Waugh to Mongia, one run, full and drifting onto the pads, swept
        away to deep square leg for an easy single, Mongia will keep the
        strike, the lead is now 16

End of over 84 (9 runs) India 189/6 (lead by 16 runs)
ME Waugh 13-5-34-2 - Garware Pavilion End
NR Mongia 15* (18b 2x4 1x6) AB Agarkar 0* (10b)

  84.1 Warne to Mongia, no run, flighted and drifting onto the pads,
        Mongia goes back and lets the ball turn past the bat
  84.2 Warne to Mongia, one run, well flighted and drifting onto the pads,
        Mongia comes down the wicket and works the ball away just wide of
        point
  84.3 Warne to Agarkar, no run, well flighted and on the pads, defended
        with bat and pad held close together
  84.4 Warne to Agarkar, no run, fuller and a bit quicker, outside the
        off, Agarkar goes for the cut and is late on it
  84.5 Warne to Agarkar, no run, again short and wide, again Agarkar cuts
        and misses
  84.6 Warne to Agarkar, no run, well flighted and drifting down the leg
        side, the ball pitches and spins past the batsman, Agarkar had no
        clue about that one, left alone, end of the over India lead by 17
        and Agarkar is still on 0 after 14 balls

End of over 85 (1 run) India 190/6 (lead by 17 runs)
SK Warne 26-11-50-1 - Tata End
NR Mongia 16* (20b 2x4 1x6) AB Agarkar 0* (14b)

       Crowd at the Wankhede chanting Mongia's name
  85.1 ME Waugh to Mongia, two runs, tossed up and outside the off, swept
        hard and uppishly to deep square leg where McGrath does the
        fielding
  85.2 ME Waugh to Mongia, one run, short and outside the off, Mongia
        makes room for himself moving to the leg side forces the ball
        through covers
  85.3 ME Waugh to Agarkar, OUT: well flighted outside the off, Agarkar
        has a huge heave at it and is nowhere near the ball, off the pitch
        turning in a shade and the off stump is made a mess off, Agarkar
        making history here that's his 7th duck in a row against Australia

       India 193/7, Partnership of 19
       AB Agarkar  b ME Waugh  0 (15b 0x4 0x6)
       NR Mongia 19* (22b 2x4 1x6) ME Waugh 13.3-5-37-3

       Agarkar's freaky run of bad form against Australia continues. After
        making 19 in the first innings of the Test match at Adelaide when
        India last toured Australia Agarkar has not made a run against
        Australia
  85.4 ME Waugh to Harbhajan Singh, two runs, full and outside the off,
        driven through covers, off a pair there
  85.5 ME Waugh to Harbhajan Singh, no run, short and outside the off,
        spinning in  sharply, off the pad to slip
  85.6 ME Waugh to Harbhajan Singh, no run, outside the off and padded
        away, end  of the over lead now 22

End of over 86 (5 runs) India 195/7 (lead by 22 runs)
ME Waugh 14-5-39-3 - Garware Pavilion End
NR Mongia 19* (22b 2x4 1x6) Harbhajan Singh 2* (3b)

  86.1 Warne to Mongia, one run, short and on the pads, turned away around
        the corner to fine leg
  86.2 Warne to Harbhajan Singh, no run, well flighted and outside the
        off, left  alone
  86.3 Warne to Harbhajan Singh, no run
  86.4 Warne to Harbhajan Singh, one run, full and on the off, driven hard
        to deep  mid off
  86.5 Warne to Mongia, no run, well flighted and down the leg side,
        padded away
  86.6 Warne to Mongia, FOUR, cracks it hard to the long off fence

End of over 87 (6 runs) India 201/7 (lead by 28 runs)
SK Warne 27-11-56-1 - Tata End
Harbhajan Singh 3* (6b) NR Mongia 24* (25b 3x4 1x6)

  87.1 ME Waugh to Harbhajan Singh, no run
  87.2 ME Waugh to Harbhajan Singh, no run
  87.3 ME Waugh to Harbhajan Singh, no run
  87.4 ME Waugh to Harbhajan Singh, no run
  87.5 ME Waugh to Harbhajan Singh, one run
  87.6 ME Waugh to Mongia, no run

End of over 88 (1 run) India 202/7 (lead by 29 runs)
ME Waugh 15-5-40-3 - Garware Pavilion End
Harbhajan Singh 4* (11b) NR Mongia 24* (26b 3x4 1x6)

  88.1 Warne to Harbhajan Singh, FOUR, rocks back to that short ball and
        pulls it with power , super shot from the tail ende
  88.2 Warne to Harbhajan Singh, no run
  88.3 Warne to Harbhajan Singh, no run
  88.4 Warne to Harbhajan Singh, no run, flighted ball, cautiously defends
        it to the gully fielder
  88.5 Warne to Harbhajan Singh, no run, fastish ball, thick edge and
        rolls to gully
  88.6 Warne to Harbhajan Singh, no run, fastish googly, Harbhajan reads
        it well and defends it to backward point and goes to tea

End of over 89 (4 runs) India 206/7 (lead by 33 runs)
SK Warne 28-11-60-1 - Tata End
NR Mongia 24* (26b 3x4 1x6) Harbhajan Singh 8* (17b 1x4)

Match State: Tea - Day 3

       Gillespie runs in after tea with the enw ball
  89.1 Gillespie to Mongia, no run, fires it outside the off stump, goes
        for the wild swing and misses
  89.2 Gillespie to Mongia, FOUR, moves away and drives it in the air over
        backward point and gets the ball past the ropes
  89.3 Gillespie to Mongia, OUT: moves very much away to that ball outside
        the leg stump and gets the slightest of inside edges to the
        keeper, no one seemed to appal, but Mongia started walking back

       India 210/8, Partnership of 17
       NR Mongia  c Gilchrist b Gillespie  28 (29b 4x4 1x6)
       Harbhajan Singh 8* (17b 1x4) JN Gillespie 16.3-8-42-2 (1nb)

  89.4 Gillespie to Sanghvi, no run, fullish on target, pushes it towards
        point with no foot work
  89.5 Gillespie to Sanghvi, no run, faster bal, just outside the off
        stump, tries to dig at it and misses
  89.6 Gillespie to Sanghvi, no run

End of over 90 (4 runs) India 210/8 (lead by 37 runs)
JN Gillespie 17-8-42-2 (1nb) - Garware Pavilion End
Harbhajan Singh 8* (17b 1x4) RL Sanghvi 0* (3b)

  90.1 McGrath to Harbhajan Singh, no run, short ball, bounces well, bends
        away
  90.2 McGrath to Harbhajan Singh, no run, pitched up, drives it back to
        the  bowler
  90.3 McGrath to Harbhajan Singh, FOUR, moves a bit away and taps it
        through backward point and gets it past Hayden to the ropes
  90.4 McGrath to Harbhajan Singh, one run, comes forward and defends it
        towards point for the single
  90.5 McGrath to Sanghvi, no run, on target, hurriedly defens it to the
        off side
  90.6 McGrath to Sanghvi, no run, short ball, bounces qwell and directed
        well, Sanghvi ducks to it and lets it go to the keeper

End of over 91 (5 runs) India 215/8 (lead by 42 runs)
GD McGrath 16-9-24-1 - Tata End
Harbhajan Singh 13* (21b 2x4) RL Sanghvi 0* (5b)

  91.1 Gillespie to Harbhajan Singh, no run, ill directed down the leg
        side, tries to flick and misses as it was too far away
  91.2 Gillespie to Harbhajan Singh, one run, hurriedly taps it towards
        cover for the quick single
  91.3 Gillespie to Sanghvi, OUT: right on the foot of the stumps coming
        round the stumps, Sanghvi succumbs to that fast yorker from
        Gillespie

       India 216/9, Partnership of 6
       RL Sanghvi  b Gillespie  0 (6b 0x4 0x6)
       Harbhajan Singh 14* (23b 2x4) JN Gillespie 17.3-8-43-3 (1nb)

  91.4 Gillespie to Srinath, no run, on target, defends in the most
        awkward way with the bat held in one had
  91.5 Gillespie to Srinath, no run, short ball, well directed bounce just
        outside the off stump, moves across and bends down
  91.6 Gillespie to Srinath, no run, Srinath moves well across and let the
        ball go past his pads, but the ball was away from off stump too

End of over 92 (1 run) India 216/9 (lead by 43 runs)
JN Gillespie 18-8-43-3 (1nb) - Garware Pavilion End
Harbhajan Singh 14* (23b 2x4) J Srinath 0* (3b)

  92.1 McGrath to Harbhajan Singh, no run, outside the off stump, goes for
        the hard flat bated shot and misses it
  92.2 McGrath to Harbhajan Singh, one run, drives it a bit airly towards
        deep cover and gives strike to Srinath
  92.3 McGrath to Srinath, no run, moves well away and tries to make
        contact somehow with one hand, the ball just mises the off stump
  92.4 McGrath to Srinath, no run, short ball, directed on him, moves away
        and tries to defend with one hand, misses again
  92.5 McGrath to Srinath, no run, excellent stuff from Srinath. right on
        target yorker from McGrath, defends it with one hand
  92.6 McGrath to Srinath, no run, this time moves away and does not take
        the right hand from the bat , also does not play at it, the ball
        flies harmlessly outside the off stump

End of over 93 (1 run) India 217/9 (lead by 44 runs)
GD McGrath 17-9-25-1 - Tata End
Harbhajan Singh 15* (25b 2x4) J Srinath 0* (7b)

  93.1 Gillespie to Harbhajan Singh, no run, directed down the leg side,
        far away from the pads
  93.2 Gillespie to Harbhajan Singh, no run, defends it to long off and
        does not run, shileding Srinath
  93.3 Gillespie to Harbhajan Singh, no run, on target, goes back and
        defends it to the off side
  93.4 Gillespie to Harbhajan Singh, two runs, full on his pads, flicks it
        very well through mid wicket and gets 2 runs
  93.5 Gillespie to Harbhajan Singh, no run, outside the off stump, left
        alone easily
  93.6 Gillespie to Harbhajan Singh, no run, quick ball, kicks off from a
        good length, goes for the pull and misses it

End of over 94 (2 runs) India 219/9 (lead by 46 runs)
JN Gillespie 19-8-45-3 (1nb) - Garware Pavilion End
J Srinath 0* (7b) Harbhajan Singh 17* (31b 2x4)

  94.1 McGrath to Srinath, OUT: slowish ball, concentrates on accuracy,
        Srinath moves away and as usual tries to defend with one hand
        holding the bat, misses this time and the the stumps are shattered

       India 219/10, Partnership of 3
       J Srinath  b McGrath  0 (8b 0x4 0x6)
       Harbhajan Singh 17* (31b 2x4) GD McGrath 17.1-9-25-2

       Indians  falling like pins after the fall of Sachin Ramesh
        Tendulkar
       Its time they thought something and decide to score runs even after
        Tendulkar gets out
       They had a very good first session today when Dravid and Tendulkar
        held fort
       Tendulkar came out and fired after Lunch with some good hits to the
        ropes
       A spectacular catch from Ponting to end his innings came up to
        hasten things for Australia
       Again Agarkar gets out WITHOUT SCORING - improving in the number
        falls he faces, 15 this time
       Australia now need 47 runs to record their 16th consecutive Test
        win
       Hayden will take strike against Srinath
   0.1 Srinath to Hayden, no run, on target, defends forward comfortably
   0.2 Srinath to Hayden, no run, leans forward and drives it to mid on
   0.3 Srinath to Hayden, no run, across the left hander, quickish ball,
        left alone
   0.4 Srinath to Hayden, no run, rapped on the pads off the bat, loud
        appeal , turned down
   0.5 Srinath to Hayden, FOUR, stands up tall and drives it well between
        mid off and bowler to the long off ropes
   0.6 Srinath to Hayden, no run, coming round the wickets now, outside
        the off stump, shoulders arms

End of over 1 (4 runs) Australia 4/0 (43 more runs req)
J Srinath 1-0-4-0 - Tata End
MJ Slater 0* (0b) ML Hayden 4* (6b 1x4)

   1.1 Agarkar to Slater, FOUR, directed on his pads, moves across and
        pulls it , the ball runs fine to fine leg
   1.2 Agarkar to Slater, no run, down the leg side, tries to flick and
        misses
   1.3 Agarkar to Slater, no run, outside the off stump, cuts it, bottom
        edges it to 2nd slip
   1.4 Agarkar to Slater, no run, on target, defends it hurriedly
   1.5 Agarkar to Slater, no run, outside the off stump, left alone to the
        keeper
   1.6 Agarkar to Slater, FOUR, outside the off stump. slashes at it,
        thick edge and the ball flies wide of slips to 3rd man

End of over 2 (8 runs) Australia 12/0 (35 more runs req)
AB Agarkar 1-0-8-0 - Tata End
ML Hayden 4* (6b 1x4) MJ Slater 8* (6b 2x4)

   2.1 Srinath to Hayden, three runs, flicks it to deep mid wicket and
        runs well for three
   2.2 Srinath to Slater, two runs, goes back and taps it behind square
        leg and runs very well again to get a couple
   2.3 Srinath to Slater, FOUR, short ball, goes for the pull, top edges
        it and the ball goes high straight over the keeper to the ropes
   2.4 Srinath to Slater, no run, comes out and taps it to forward short
        leg, Das fields it quickly and throws back, misses the stumps
   2.5 Srinath to Slater, FOUR, on off stump, hurriedly defends , thick
        outside edge and the ball runs between gully and slips to the
        ropes
   2.6 Srinath to Slater, no run, on off stump, defends it off the back
        foot to the off side

End of over 3 (13 runs) Australia 25/0 (22 more runs req)
J Srinath 2-0-17-0 - Garware Pavilion End
ML Hayden 7* (7b 1x4) MJ Slater 18* (11b 4x4)

       Spin comes in very early
   3.1 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, on target, fullish in length,
        defends cautiously
   3.2 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, goes for the sweep and gets on
        the pads, optimistic appeal
   3.3 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, FOUR, leans very well to that shot and
        drives it to the point fence, super timing and placement
   3.4 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, fastish ball just outside the
        off stump, goes for the cut, and fails to connect properly
   3.5 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, goes for the sweep again from
        outside the off stump, gets on the pads
   3.6 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, FOUR, directed on his pads, sweeps it
        hard to fine leg, gets the ball very fine and the 2nd boundary for
        this over too

End of over 4 (8 runs) Australia 33/0 (14 more runs req)
Harbhajan Singh 1-0-8-0 - Tata End
MJ Slater 18* (11b 4x4) ML Hayden 15* (13b 3x4)

   4.1 Sanghvi to Slater, no run, outside the off stump, left alone
   4.2 Sanghvi to Slater, no run, on atrget, comes forward and defends it
   4.3 Sanghvi to Slater, no run, comes forward and pushes it to cover
        where Sachin fields
   4.4 Sanghvi to Slater, no run, nippy ball,edge  and the ball rolls
        towards gully
   4.5 Sanghvi to Slater, no run, goes for the harsh sweep and misses it
        completely
   4.6 Sanghvi to Slater, no run, turns away, carefully watches the ball
        go to Mongia as he lets it go

End of over 5 (maiden) Australia 33/0 (14 more runs req)
RL Sanghvi 1-1-0-0 - Garware Pavilion End
ML Hayden 15* (13b 3x4) MJ Slater 18* (17b 4x4)

   5.1 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, one run, flighted ball, pushes it to mid
        on
   5.2 Harbhajan Singh to Slater, one run, short ball, pulls it to deep
        backward square leg and falls to the ground as he plays the shot
   5.3 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, one run, sweeps hard to Sanghvi at long
        leg, just 11 needed for the win now
   5.4 Harbhajan Singh to Slater, no run, goes back and across and defends
        it to leg gully
   5.5 Harbhajan Singh to Slater, no run, back and across again, taps it
        to leg gully from the off side
   5.6 Harbhajan Singh to Slater, no run, defends it to the on side
        cautiously

End of over 6 (3 runs) Australia 36/0 (11 more runs req)
Harbhajan Singh 2-0-11-0 - Tata End
ML Hayden 17* (15b 3x4) MJ Slater 19* (21b 4x4)

   6.1 Sanghvi to Hayden, no run, way outside the off stump, left alone,
        cant reach to it
   6.2 Sanghvi to Hayden, SIX, sweeps it high over mid wicket kneeling
        down and gets maximum , the same way as he started the first
        innings, this time cant get to the ton anyway
   6.3 Sanghvi to Hayden, no run, right on his toes, defends it back to
        the bowler
   6.4 Sanghvi to Hayden, FOUR, sweeps it hard to mid wicket, just falls
        short of the ropes
   6.5 Sanghvi to Hayden, no run, on off stump, defends cautiously
   6.6 Sanghvi to Hayden, one run, sweeps it behind square leg for the run
        that gives them the 1-0 lead in this Test series

End of over 7 (11 runs) Australia 47/0 (0 more runs req)
RL Sanghvi 2-1-11-0 - Garware Pavilion End
ML Hayden 28* (21b 4x4 1x6) MJ Slater 19* (21b 4x4)

       That ends  the Test
       Not a very good perfomance from the home team
       Australia certainly outplayed the Indians in all depts of the game
       Basically it was the one ball that made the difference
       The long hop from Mark Waugh which was hit into Langer's shoulders
        and ballooned up for Ponting to take a super cacth
       Sachin Tendulkar waging  a lone battle in both the innings with his
        teammates not supporting him at all
       Gilchrist took the match aay from India after being 99/5
       He came oput and blasted the Indian bowlers all over the park and
        got his ton in style
       Australia now have 16 Test wins in a row
       Sourav Ganguly booed by the crowd as he explains the defeat
       Mentions that Australia took their chances and won, played far
        better cricket. Adam Gilchrist played very well
       Says "we" should have batted a bit better. There are still 2 more
        to go, he says
       The winning captain Waugh has a chat, an outstanding team
        performance he says, says the commitment is world class
       Says he backed his bowlers & followed his plan very well
       Hayden & Gilchrist set up the win. IT could have gone India's way
        but they werte two very good innings
       Now the man of the match, Cammie Smith the match referee is the
        adjudicator
       Mentions that Tendulkar played very well, Hayden & Gilchrist swung
        things Australia's way.
       Gilchrist took the bowling by the scruff of the neck + 6 catches
        for him in the game, Adam Gilchrist is the man of the match
       Gilchrist says that survival was the main thing, he started
        scratchily but then played aggresively
       The pitch was a threatining one, the bowlers were bowling well and
        we put hte pressure back on them & it came off
       The lead up games were a learning curve for us, we learnt our
        lessons and took it into the test. Credit to the bowlers, the
        quicks and Warne
       Gilchrist now has been in 15 consec test victories
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