3rd Test: India v Australia at Chennai, 18-22 Mar 2001

Ball-by-Ball Commentary

       Hello and welcome to the MA Chidambaram Stadium at Chennai. With
        the series tied at 1-1, this match will be a vital one.
       It is a sunny and very, very warm day here at Chennai. The humidity
        is high and even this early in the day conditions are less than
        comfortable
       With the pitch here being very brown and dry there's every chance
        that it might break as early as the third day
       The Indians have gone into the match with three spinners as
        expected. The people who miss out are: Hemang Badani, Javagal
        Srinath, Nayan Mongia, Sarandeep Singh and Debashish Mohanty
   0.1 Khan to Hayden, no run, just short of a lenbgth and on the off,
        slanting across the right hander, played at and missed, Sameer
        Dighe collects
   0.1 Khan to Slater, no run, just short of a lenbgth and on the off,
        slanting across the right hander, played at and missed, Sameer
        Dighe collects
   0.2 Khan to Slater, FOUR, full and on the pads, whipped away through
        the fine leg area for four
   0.3 Khan to Slater, OUT: just short of a length and on the off, leaving
        the right hander, Slater pokes at it and edges straight to second
        slip

       Australia 4/1, Partnership of 4
       MJ Slater  c Laxman b Khan  4 (3b 1x4 0x6)
       ML Hayden 0* (0b) Z Khan 0.3-0-4-1

   0.4 Khan to Langer, no run, short of a length outside the off, left
        alone
   0.5 Khan to Langer, legbye: three runs, full and on the pads, the ball
        raps the pads and goes to the keeper who throws past the bowler
        and gives away poverthrows
   0.6 Khan to Hayden, FOUR, full and on the off, too full to be let off,
        Hayden gets his foot nicely in line and drives back past the
        bowler with the full face of the bat

End of over 1 (11 runs) Australia 11/1
Z Khan 1-0-8-1
JL Langer 0* (2b) ML Hayden 4* (1b 1x4)

   1.1 Ganguly to Langer, no run, short of a length and outside the off,
        left alone
   1.2 Ganguly to Langer, (noball) two runs
   1.2 Ganguly to Langer, FOUR
   1.3 Ganguly to Langer, FOUR, full and on the off, driven back past the
        bowler to the long off fence
   1.4 Ganguly to Langer, no run, just short of a length and outside the
        off, left alone
   1.5 Ganguly to Langer, no run, full and on the pads, Langer goes back
        and across and turns the ball to the man under the helmet on the
        leg side
   1.6 Ganguly to Langer, no run, full and on the off, patted to mid off
        with soft hands

End of over 2 (11 runs) Australia 22/1
SC Ganguly 1-0-11-0 (1nb)
ML Hayden 4* (1b 1x4) JL Langer 10* (9b 2x4)

   2.1 Khan to Hayden, no run, short of a length and on the off, the ball
        zips past Hayden as he lets it go, good pace and bounce here
   2.2 Khan to Hayden, (noball) one run, full and on the off, patted past
        covers
   2.2 Khan to Langer, FOUR, on the pads and angling in, Langer leans into
        the shot and drives back past the bowler to the long on fence
   2.3 Khan to Langer, one run, short of a length and on middle and leg,
        the ball is slanted in to the left hander, Langer goes back and
        across and turns the ball to square leg
   2.4 Khan to Hayden, no run, full and on the off, driven back to the
        bowler with the full face of the bat, Zaheer Khan bends low and
        collects
   2.5 Khan to Hayden, one run, just short ofalength and on the off,
        pushed off the back foot with an angled bat to covers
   2.6 Khan to Langer, no run, just short of a length and on the off,
        Langer shoulders arms and lets that one go through on length alone

End of over 3 (8 runs) Australia 30/1
Z Khan 2-0-16-1 (1nb)
ML Hayden 6* (5b 1x4) JL Langer 15* (12b 3x4)

   3.1 Ganguly to Hayden, no run, full and on the pads, played back to the
        bowler
   3.2 Ganguly to Hayden, no run, just short of a length and on the off,
        played back to the bowler with soft hands
   3.3 Ganguly to Hayden, no run
   3.4 Ganguly to Hayden, no run
   3.5 Ganguly to Hayden, no run
   3.6 Ganguly to Hayden, no run

End of over 4 (maiden) Australia 30/1
SC Ganguly 2-1-11-0 (1nb)
JL Langer 15* (12b 3x4) ML Hayden 6* (11b 1x4)

   4.1 Khan to Langer, FOUR
   4.2 Khan to Langer, FOUR
   4.3 Khan to Langer, no run
   4.4 Khan to Langer, no run
   4.5 Khan to Langer, no run
   4.6 Khan to Langer, no run

End of over 5 (8 runs) Australia 38/1
Z Khan 3-0-24-1 (1nb)
ML Hayden 6* (11b 1x4) JL Langer 23* (18b 5x4)

        Off spinner Harbhajan Singh replaces Ganguly, spin introduced as
        early as the  sixth over
   5.1 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, quicker delivery from the
        bowler, pitching outside the leg stump, big appeal as the ball
        hits the pads, not out
   5.2 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, flighted and played to the on
        side
   5.3 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, legbye: two runs, outside the leg stump,
        short in length, tries to play it down to fine leg, off the pads
        goes down to fine leg
   5.4 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, well flighted on the middle and
        off stump, played with bat and pad close together
   5.5 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, SIX, tossed up on the off stump, dancing
        down the track comes Hayden, plays a lofted shot, way over long on
        for a six
   5.6 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, flighted on leg and middle,
        played down to the on side

End of over 6 (8 runs) Australia 46/1
Harbhajan Singh 1-0-6-0
JL Langer 23* (18b 5x4) ML Hayden 12* (17b 1x4 1x6)

   6.1 Khan to Langer, no run, short of a length, angling in from outside
        the off stump, played down the pitch
   6.2 Khan to Langer, no run, short outside the off, played down to gully
   6.3 Khan to Langer, one run, short of a length, outside the off, fended
        down to the off side and goes through for a quick single
   6.4 Khan to Hayden, no run, short of a length, outside the off stump,
        through to the keeper, well left alone by Hayden
   6.5 Khan to Hayden, no run, leaves it alone to the keeper again, ball
        outside the off stump, leaving the batsman
   6.6 Khan to Hayden, no run, short and wide outside the off, Hayden has
        nothing to do with it

End of over 7 (1 run) Australia 47/1
Z Khan 4-0-25-1 (1nb)
JL Langer 24* (21b 5x4) ML Hayden 12* (20b 1x4 1x6)

   7.1 Harbhajan Singh to Langer, no run, tossed up on the off stump,
        spinning away to the keeper
   7.2 Harbhajan Singh to Langer, SIX, tossed up on the middle stump,
        dancing down the track, ofts it high over mid-wicket for a huge
        six
   7.3 Harbhajan Singh to Langer, no run, flighted on the off, played
        defensively
   7.4 Harbhajan Singh to Langer, no run, short of a length, turning and
        bouncing, off the pads straight to silly point
   7.5 Harbhajan Singh to Langer, no run, played with his pads to a well
        flighted ball outside the leg stump
   7.6 Harbhajan Singh to Langer, FOUR, tossed up on leg and middle,
        lofted shot over mid-wicket, one bounce and into the fence for a
        four!

End of over 8 (10 runs) Australia 57/1
Harbhajan Singh 2-0-16-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
ML Hayden 12* (20b 1x4 1x6) JL Langer 34* (27b 6x4 1x6)

   8.1 Khan to Hayden, no run, short of a length, outside the off, through
        to the keeper
   8.2 Khan to Hayden, no run, short of a length, outside the off, Hayden
        leaves it alone through to the  keeper
   8.3 Khan to Hayden, no run, short and wide outside the off stump,
        Hayden has nothing to do with it
   8.4 Khan to Hayden, FOUR, short, outside the off, pulled away to the
        mid-wicket fence for four!
   8.5 Khan to Hayden, no run, short and bouncing outside the off, much
        faster delivery, beats Hayden in his effort to pull it away to the
        fence
   8.6 Khan to Hayden, no run, short of a length, wide outside the off,
        hayden has a good look at it as the ball goes through to the
        keeper

End of over 9 (4 runs) Australia 61/1
Z Khan 5-0-29-1 (1nb) - Anna Pavilion End
JL Langer 34* (27b 6x4 1x6) ML Hayden 16* (26b 2x4 1x6)

   9.1 Harbhajan Singh to Langer, no run, well flighted delivery, Langer
        rapped on the pads, bowling  from wide of the crease, the angle
        taking the ball away from off stump, not out
   9.2 Harbhajan Singh to Langer, one run, tossed up on the leg stump,
        swept down to fine leg
   9.3 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, FOUR, outside the leg stump again,
        hayden plays a superb sweep shot, fine enough and wide of the
        fielder at long leg and into the fence for four
   9.4 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, one run, on the pads again, tucked dwon
        to fine leg for an easy single
   9.5 Harbhajan Singh to Langer, no run, tossed up outside the off,
        through to the keeper
   9.6 Harbhajan Singh to Langer, no run, tossed up, pitching outside the
        off and spinning away, Langer watches it go into the keeper's
        gloves

End of over 10 (6 runs) Australia 67/1
Harbhajan Singh 3-0-22-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
ML Hayden 21* (28b 3x4 1x6) JL Langer 35* (31b 6x4 1x6)

  10.1 Khan to Hayden, no run, outside the off stump, left alone, through
        to the keeper
  10.2 Khan to Hayden, no run, short and wide outside the off, hayden
        watches it go through to the keeper
  10.3 Khan to Hayden, no run, short of a length, pitching outside the off
        stump, left through to the keeper
  10.4 Khan to Hayden, no run, good length delivery, angling into the
        batsman from outside the off stump, forward in defense to it
  10.5 Khan to Hayden, no run, short of a length, outside the off stump,
        left alone to the keeper
  10.6 Khan to Hayden, no run, short and wide outside the off, Hayden has
        nothing to do with it

End of over 11 (maiden) Australia 67/1
Z Khan 6-1-29-1 (1nb) - Anna Pavilion End
JL Langer 35* (31b 6x4 1x6) ML Hayden 21* (34b 3x4 1x6)

        Australians have resorted to some brilliant strokeplay this
        morning, forcing the Indian bowlers to go on the defensive
  11.1 Harbhajan Singh to Langer, no run, bowling around the stumps,
        pitched outside the off and gets a lot of turn and bounce away
        from the batsman
  11.2 Harbhajan Singh to Langer, no run
  11.3 Harbhajan Singh to Langer, no run, slightly short, outside the off,
        cracking square cut, straight to Laxman at point
  11.4 Harbhajan Singh to Langer, OUT: lures Langer to go for a big square
        cut, ball bouncing and turning a lot, takes the outside edge,
        straight to Rahul Dravid at first slip who takes a neat catch

       Australia 67/2, Partnership of 63
       JL Langer  c Dravid b Harbhajan Singh  35 (35b 6x4 1x6)
       ML Hayden 21* (34b 3x4 1x6) Harbhajan Singh 3.4-0-22-1

        Harbhajan Singh getting amongst wickets again, Mark Waugh is the
        new batsman to come out, he  has not had a good Test series so
        far, It has been a tremendous first hour's play
  11.5 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, no run, tossed up, on middle and leg,
        played in defense
  11.6 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, no run, well flighted to the batsman,
        played down the pitch in defense

End of over 12 (maiden) Australia 67/2
Harbhajan Singh 4-1-22-1 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
ML Hayden 21* (34b 3x4 1x6) ME Waugh 0* (2b)

        Left-arm orthodox spinner Kulkarni is brought in from the pavilion
        end, replacing Khan
  12.1 Kulkarni to Hayden, no run, well flighted, just outside the off
        stump, punched to the on side
  12.2 Kulkarni to Hayden, no run, tossed up, outside the off stump,
        pushed in defense
  12.3 Kulkarni to Hayden, no run, well flighted, on leg and middle,
        played down the track
  12.4 Kulkarni to Hayden, no run, tossed up again, this time on the off
        stump, Hayden comes forward and drives to mid-on, looks for a
        single, but not there
  12.5 Kulkarni to Hayden, no run, outside the off, through to the keeper
  12.6 Kulkarni to Hayden, no run, tossed up, on leg and middle, tucked
        down to the leg side

End of over 13 (maiden) Australia 67/2
NM Kulkarni 1-1-0-0 - Anna Pavilion End
ME Waugh 0* (2b) ML Hayden 21* (40b 3x4 1x6)

  13.1 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, no run, well flighted on middle and
        off, steered down to gully
  13.2 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, no run, well flighted again, on middle
        and off, played down the track
  13.3 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, FOUR, tossed up on the off stump,
        Waugh dances down the track and lofts it over mid-wicket for four
  13.4 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, no run, ball held back a little, plays
        it down to short leg
  13.5 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, no run, tossed up on the off stump,
        forward in defense
  13.6 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, no run, well flighted, drives it
        crisply to mid-on, dancing down the track

End of over 14 (4 runs) Australia 71/2
Harbhajan Singh 5-1-26-1 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
ML Hayden 21* (40b 3x4 1x6) ME Waugh 4* (8b 1x4)

  14.1 Kulkarni to Hayden, no run
  14.2 Kulkarni to Hayden, no run, flighted outside the leg stump, Hayden
        clips it wide off the fielder at mid-wicket, picks and throws it
        to the keeper, Hayden had come charging down the track, escapes as
        Dighe makes a mess of that run out chance
  14.3 Kulkarni to Hayden, no run
  14.4 Kulkarni to Hayden, no run, tossed up on middle and leg, played
        back down the track
  14.5 Kulkarni to Hayden, no run, well flighted, outside the off stump,
        forward in defense
  14.6 Kulkarni to Hayden, no run, tossed up outside the off, forward in
        defense

End of over 15 (maiden) Australia 71/2
NM Kulkarni 2-2-0-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
ME Waugh 4* (8b 1x4) ML Hayden 21* (46b 3x4 1x6)

  15.1 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, no run, full and a bit flat from
        Harbhajan, defended back down the track with soft hands
  15.2 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, no run, once again flat and full,
        angled past slip
  15.3 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, no run, just short of a length and a
        bit of width, Mark Waugh cuts hard at that and misses, dangerous
        shot that
  15.4 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, one run, full and drifting onto the
        pads this time, stroked away ever so elegantly to the deep mid
        wicket area
  15.5 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, well flighted and angled into
        the pads, Hayden tries to turn it to the on side and misses,
        rapped on the pad
  15.6 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, one run, once again slipping down the
        leg side, this time a bit more air, swept hard to the deep fine
        leg region

End of over 16 (2 runs) Australia 73/2
Harbhajan Singh 6-1-28-1 - Anna Pavilion End
ML Hayden 22* (48b 3x4 1x6) ME Waugh 5* (12b 1x4)

  16.1 Kulkarni to Hayden, no run, well flighted, just short of a length
        and on the off, Hayden comes down the track and tries to drive
        through the on side, the ball goes off the leading edge to covers
  16.2 Kulkarni to Hayden, no run, full and on the pads, turned to the on
        side
  16.3 Kulkarni to Hayden, SIX, well flighted and outside the off, Hayden
        comes down the track and drives hard over the long on fence, huge
        six that
  16.4 Kulkarni to Hayden, one run, on the pads this time, whipped past
        mid on
  16.5 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, no run, full and on the off, pushed through a
        bit flatter, squirted to the off side
  16.6 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, no run, full and on the pads this time, very
        flat from Kulkarni, tapped to the man at mid on

End of over 17 (7 runs) Australia 80/2
NM Kulkarni 3-2-7-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
ML Hayden 29* (52b 3x4 2x6) ME Waugh 5* (14b 1x4)

  17.1 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, full and on the off, angling in,
        defended
  17.2 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, SIX, well flighted and outside the off,
        Hayden comes down the track and lofts the ball effortlessly over
        long on
  17.3 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, full and on the pads, turned to
        the man at square leg
  17.4 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, one run, well flighted and on the pads,
        tapped back past the bowler, mid on runs across, dives and stops
        the ball, well fielded
  17.5 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, no run, outside the off, flat and
        spinning in, defended
  17.6 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, FOUR, a bit more air on the off and
        just short of a length, Mark Waugh comes down the track and drives
        beautifully past mid off

End of over 18 (11 runs) Australia 91/2
Harbhajan Singh 7-1-39-1 - Anna Pavilion End
ML Hayden 36* (56b 3x4 3x6) ME Waugh 9* (16b 2x4)

  18.1 Kulkarni to Hayden, one run, full and on the off, whipped away
        wristily just wide of mid on
  18.2 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, no run, full and on the off, turned to mid on
  18.3 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, no run, well flighted and on the off, driven
        straight to mid off
  18.4 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, no run, on the middle and leg, spinning away
        from the right hander, defended carefully
  18.5 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, no run, overpitched and outside the off,
        driven hard but straight to mid off
  18.6 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, bye: FOUR, faster one outside the off, Mark
        Waugh comes down the track and plays all over that one, Dighe
        misses the ball altogether and muffs a stumping

End of over 19 (5 runs) Australia 96/2
NM Kulkarni 4-2-8-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
ML Hayden 37* (57b 3x4 3x6) ME Waugh 9* (21b 2x4)

  19.1 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, legbye: FOUR, full and on the pads,
        Hayden sweeps and misses, the ball goes off the pads to the fine
        leg fence
  19.2 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, full and on the off, defended
  19.3 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, one run, on the pads once more, turned
        to fine leg
  19.4 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, two runs, full and on the off, angled
        to short thirdman
  19.5 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, one run, just short of a length and on
        the pads, turned behind square, can't bowl there to Mark Waugh
  19.6 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, two runs, on the pads again from the off
        spinner, swept hard to fine leg where Nilesh Kulkarni runs across
        on the fence and fields

End of over 20 (10 runs) Australia 106/2
Harbhajan Singh 8-1-45-1 - Anna Pavilion End
ME Waugh 12* (23b 2x4) ML Hayden 40* (61b 3x4 3x6)

  20.1 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, no run, full and on the pads, whipped to
        midwicket
  20.2 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, no run
  20.3 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, no run, well flighted and outside the off,
        left alone
  20.4 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, no run, fuller and on the pads, played back
        down the wicket with soft hands
  20.5 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, no run, full and on the pads once more, Mark
        Waugh comes down the track and flicks to midwicket
  20.6 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, no run, on the off this time and again full,
        inside out shot played well but straight to the fielder at short
        cover

End of over 21 (maiden) Australia 106/2
NM Kulkarni 5-3-8-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
ML Hayden 40* (61b 3x4 3x6) ME Waugh 12* (29b 2x4)

       Leg spinner Sairaj Bahutule being introduced
  21.1 Bahutule to Hayden, FOUR, well flighted and outside the oiff,
        Hayden comes down the track and drives through covers, welcome to
        Test cricket Mr Bahutule!
  21.2 Bahutule to Hayden, one run, full and on the pads, swept to fine
        leg
  21.3 Bahutule to ME Waugh, no run, well flighted and on the off,
        spinning away, defended
  21.4 Bahutule to ME Waugh, no run, full and on the off, driven back to
        the bowler
  21.5 Bahutule to ME Waugh, FOUR, short and wide, Mark Waugh goes back
        and across and cuts the ball hard to the point fence
  21.6 Bahutule to ME Waugh, no run

End of over 22 (9 runs) Australia 115/2
SV Bahutule 1-0-9-0 - Anna Pavilion End
ML Hayden 45* (63b 4x4 3x6) ME Waugh 16* (33b 3x4)

  22.1 Kulkarni to Hayden, SIX, well flighted and outside the off, Hayden
        comes down the track and lofts the ball effortlessly over long
        off, what a way to bring up a half century
  22.2 Kulkarni to Hayden, no run, full and on the pads, tapped to the on
        side
  22.3 Kulkarni to Hayden, no run, well flighted but pushed through
        fuller, defended
  22.4 Kulkarni to Hayden, no run
  22.5 Kulkarni to Hayden, no run, well flighted and on the off, defended
        with soft hands
  22.6 Kulkarni to Hayden, no run

End of over 23 (6 runs) Australia 121/2
NM Kulkarni 6-3-14-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
ME Waugh 16* (33b 3x4) ML Hayden 51* (69b 4x4 4x6)

  23.1 Bahutule to ME Waugh, no run, well flighted and on the pads,
        turning in to the right hander's pads, defended to the on side
  23.2 Bahutule to ME Waugh, no run, full and on the off, not much turn
        here, Mark Waugh defends with bat and pad close together
  23.3 Bahutule to ME Waugh, no run, fuller and a bit quicker through the
        air, on the stumps, squeezed out by Mark Waugh
  23.4 Bahutule to ME Waugh, one run, full and on the pads, flicked hard
        at midwicket who fumbles and lets the batsmen scamper a single
  23.5 Bahutule to Hayden, one run, well flighted and on the middle stump,
        turned to the on side as the ball comes in to the left hander
  23.6 Bahutule to ME Waugh, no run, on the off and full, played back down
        the track

End of over 24 (2 runs) Australia 123/2
SV Bahutule 2-0-11-0 - Anna Pavilion End
ML Hayden 52* (70b 4x4 4x6) ME Waugh 17* (38b 3x4)

  24.1 Kulkarni to Hayden, one run, full and on the pads, driven all along
        the ground to long on
  24.2 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, no run
  24.3 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, no run, well flighted and on middle and leg,
        spinning across the right hander, defended
  24.4 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, no run, full and on the pads, whipped to
        midwicket
  24.5 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, no run, full and on the off this time, patted
        away to silly mid off with ease
  24.6 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, SIX, slightly short of a length and a bit of
        air and the ball disappears into the stands, Mark Waugh comes down
        the track and lofts the ball easily over long off

End of over 25 (7 runs) Australia 130/2
NM Kulkarni 7-3-21-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
ML Hayden 53* (71b 4x4 4x6) ME Waugh 23* (43b 3x4 1x6)

  25.1 Bahutule to Hayden, (noball) one run, well flighted and on the
        pads, swept once more
  25.1 Bahutule to ME Waugh, no run, full and on the off, defended
  25.2 Bahutule to ME Waugh, no run, full and on the off, defended with
        soft hands
  25.3 Bahutule to ME Waugh, no run, well flighted and on the off, Mark
        Waugh comes down the track and plays inside out to covers
  25.4 Bahutule to ME Waugh, (noball) no run, on the off again, driven to
        mid off
  25.4 Bahutule to ME Waugh, no run
  25.5 Bahutule to ME Waugh, no run
  25.6 Bahutule to ME Waugh, one run, well flighted and on the off, turned
        to the on side

End of over 26 (4 runs) Australia 134/2
SV Bahutule 3-0-15-0 (2nb) - Anna Pavilion End
ME Waugh 24* (50b 3x4 1x6) ML Hayden 54* (72b 4x4 4x6)

  26.1 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, one run
  26.2 Kulkarni to Hayden, no run, well flighted and down the leg side,
        sweep played and missed
  26.3 Kulkarni to Hayden, no run, full and on the off, driven back to the
        bowler
  26.4 Kulkarni to Hayden, no run
  26.5 Kulkarni to Hayden, no run, flat and on the off, pushed through,
        defended
  26.6 Kulkarni to Hayden, one run, short of a length and on the pads,
        swept hard to deep square leg

End of over 27 (2 runs) Australia 136/2
NM Kulkarni 8-3-23-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
ML Hayden 55* (77b 4x4 4x6) ME Waugh 25* (51b 3x4 1x6)

  27.1 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, short and on the off, cut hard
        to point
  27.2 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, bye: FOUR, well flighted and down the
        leg side, batsman and keeper miss it completely
  27.3 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run
  27.4 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, flatter and down the leg side,
        left alone, collected by the keeper this time
  27.5 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, well flighted and on the off,
        defended carefully
  27.6 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, full and on the off, quicker,
        rapped on the pads

End of over 28 (4 runs, maiden) Australia 140/2
Harbhajan Singh 9-2-45-1 - Anna Pavilion End
ME Waugh 25* (51b 3x4 1x6) ML Hayden 55* (83b 4x4 4x6)

       With that, the umpires call lunch on the first day of the final
        Test between Australia and India
       There can be no doubt about who has taken the early honours
       In the first session, when 28 overs were bowled Australia made 140
        for the loss of just 2 wickets
       India will have to do very well after lunch to get back in the game
        in a hurry

Match State: Lunch - Day 1

       The players return to the field after lunch
  28.1 Khan to ME Waugh, no run, full and on the pads, played back to the
        bowler
  28.2 Khan to ME Waugh, no run, just short of a length and outside the
        off, left alone with ease
  28.3 Khan to ME Waugh, no run, full and on the of, driven to covers,
        Mark Waugh wants a single, Haydenwisely sends him back
  28.4 Khan to ME Waugh, no run, short and quick, slanted across Mark
        Waugh who sways out of the way, good sharp bounser that
  28.5 Khan to ME Waugh, no run, just short of a length and wide of the
        stumpos, left alone
  28.6 Khan to ME Waugh, no run

End of over 29 (maiden) Australia 140/2
Z Khan 7-2-29-1 (1nb) - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
ML Hayden 55* (83b 4x4 4x6) ME Waugh 25* (57b 3x4 1x6)

  29.1 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, one run
  29.2 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, no run, short of a length and outside
        the off, spinning in, off the inside edge onto the pads
  29.3 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, one run, short of a length on the
        pads, turned to fine leg
  29.4 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, one run, short and wide, spinning away,
        cut hard at poitn who fumbles
  29.5 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, no run
  29.6 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, one run, well flighted and on the on
        side, turned to square leg

End of over 30 (4 runs) Australia 144/2
Harbhajan Singh 10-2-49-1 - Anna Pavilion End
ME Waugh 27* (61b 3x4 1x6) ML Hayden 57* (85b 4x4 4x6)

  30.1 Khan to ME Waugh, no run, short of a length and outside the of,
        left alone, Zaheer Khan needs to get closer
  30.2 Khan to ME Waugh, no run, short of a length and outside the off
        once more, left alone again
  30.3 Khan to ME Waugh, no run, short of a length and on the pads thius
        time, clipped away to the fielder at square leg
  30.4 Khan to ME Waugh, no run, full and on the off, Waugh stands tall
        and plays the ball down to point, the batsmen think about a single
        and decide against it
  30.5 Khan to ME Waugh, two runs, full and a bit of width outside the
        off, driven square of the wicket with elegance
  30.6 Khan to ME Waugh, FOUR, outside the off and full, Mark Waugh opens
        the face of the bat and runs the ball fine, the ball falls short
        of the slips and races away to the fence

End of over 31 (6 runs) Australia 150/2
Z Khan 8-2-35-1 (1nb) - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
ML Hayden 57* (85b 4x4 4x6) ME Waugh 33* (67b 4x4 1x6)

  31.1 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, well flighted and on the off,
        spinning across the bat, sweep played and missed, off the pad to
        slip
  31.2 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, short of a lenth and very wide
        of the stumps, left alone
  31.3 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, one run, on the pads and short of a
        length, tucked away past square leg
  31.4 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, one run, short of a length and on the
        pads, turned to fine leg
  31.5 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, full and on the off, driven to
        the off side
  31.6 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, one run, short and wide cut hard into
        the ground, the ball goes over the slip fielder after bouncing

End of over 32 (3 runs) Australia 153/2
Harbhajan Singh 11-2-52-1 - Anna Pavilion End
ML Hayden 59* (90b 4x4 4x6) ME Waugh 34* (68b 4x4 1x6)

  32.1 Khan to Hayden, no run, short of a length outside the off, angling
        in to the left hander, Hayden leaves that well alone
  32.2 Khan to Hayden, no run, short of a length and outside the off once
        more, left alone again
  32.3 Khan to Hayden, no run, short of a length and on the off, defended
        back down the track
  32.4 Khan to Hayden, no run
  32.5 Khan to Hayden, no run, full and on the off, Hayden plays down the
        wrong line and misses, rapped on the pad, stifled appeal for lbw
  32.6 Khan to Hayden, no run, short of a length and outside the off, left
        alone

End of over 33 (maiden) Australia 153/2
Z Khan 9-3-35-1 (1nb) - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
ME Waugh 34* (68b 4x4 1x6) ML Hayden 59* (96b 4x4 4x6)

  33.1 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, no run, flat and on the off, defended
        carefully back down the wicket
  33.2 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, one run
  33.3 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, well flighted and on the off,
        padded away
  33.4 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, full and on the off, defended
        away
  33.5 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, one run, on the pads, flatter and
        quicker through the air, swept down hard to fine leg
  33.6 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, one run, full and on the off, driven
        just wide of mid off

End of over 34 (3 runs) Australia 156/2
Harbhajan Singh 12-2-55-1 - Anna Pavilion End
ME Waugh 36* (71b 4x4 1x6) ML Hayden 60* (99b 4x4 4x6)

  34.1 Khan to ME Waugh, FOUR, full and on the pads, Mark Waugh moves out
        of the line of the ball and glances, no, caresses it to the square
        leg fence, when he plays this shot it is bad news for the
        opposition
  34.2 Khan to ME Waugh, no run, Zaheer Khan comes around the wicket,
        bends his back and bowls a superb bouncer, Mark Waugh falls away
        at the last moment, good delivery that, almost took the batsman's
        head off
  34.3 Khan to ME Waugh, no run, full and on the off, defended with soft
        hands
  34.4 Khan to ME Waugh, two runs, short of a length and on the pads,
        turned around the corner to fine leg
  34.5 Khan to ME Waugh, three runs, once again full and on the pads and
        Mark Waugh glances the ball away with consummate ease
  34.6 Khan to Hayden, no run, fast and straight, attempted yorker on the
        off stump, dug out well

End of over 35 (9 runs) Australia 165/2
Z Khan 10-3-44-1 (1nb) - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
ME Waugh 45* (76b 5x4 1x6) ML Hayden 60* (100b 4x4 4x6)

  35.1 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, no run, short of a length on the off,
        defended
       Restless crowd doing a Mexican Wave
  35.2 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, no run, short of a length and on the
        off again, defended
  35.3 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, no run, short of a length on the off,
        ball spins in, too close to cut, Mark Waugh goes for the shot
        anyway, plays and misses, loud shout for caught behind
  35.4 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, one run, single through midwicket and
        that is 7000 runs in Test cricket for Mark Waugh
  35.5 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run
  35.6 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, one run

End of over 36 (2 runs) Australia 167/2
Harbhajan Singh 13-2-57-1 - Anna Pavilion End
ML Hayden 61* (102b 4x4 4x6) ME Waugh 46* (80b 5x4 1x6)

  36.1 Kulkarni to Hayden, one run, short of a length outside the off,
        paddled to fine leg
  36.2 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, no run, well flighted and on the off,
        defended to the off side
  36.3 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, no run, full again and on the off, defended
  36.4 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, no run, shot of a lenth and on the off,
        played down to silly mid off
  36.5 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, two runs, full and on the pads, whipped to
        square leg, Harbhajan Singh sends a wild throw back in,
        fortunately for India there is back up
  36.6 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, one run

End of over 37 (4 runs) Australia 171/2
NM Kulkarni 9-3-27-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
ME Waugh 49* (85b 5x4 1x6) ML Hayden 62* (103b 4x4 4x6)

  37.1 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, no run
  37.2 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, no run, full and on the pads, whipped
        to midwicket
  37.3 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, two runs, well flighted and on the
        pads, turned to square leg, that is fifty for Mark Waugh
  37.4 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, no run, full and on the off, defended
  37.5 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, two runs, well flighted and on the
        pads, whipped to deep midwicket
  37.6 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, no run, well flighted and on the off,
        played back to the bowler

End of over 38 (4 runs) Australia 175/2
Harbhajan Singh 14-2-61-1 - Anna Pavilion End
ML Hayden 62* (103b 4x4 4x6) ME Waugh 53* (91b 5x4 1x6)

  38.1 Kulkarni to Hayden, one run, full and wide of the stumps, driven
        just wide of mid off
  38.2 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, no run
  38.3 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, no run, full and on the off, flicked wristily
        to midwicket
  38.4 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, no run
  38.5 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, no run, full and on the off, patted back to
        the bowler
  38.6 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, no run, full and wide of the stumps, driven
        to mid off

End of over 39 (1 run) Australia 176/2
NM Kulkarni 10-3-28-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
ML Hayden 63* (104b 4x4 4x6) ME Waugh 53* (96b 5x4 1x6)

  39.1 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, well flighte d and outside the
        off, left alone
  39.2 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, FOUR, short of a length and outside the
        off, Hayden rocks back and plays a searing back foot coverdrive,
        shot of the day so far!
  39.3 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, short and wide again, this time
        Hayden goes for the cut and ends up hitting the ball straight into
        the ground
  39.4 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, well flighted and wide of the
        stumps, left alone
  39.5 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, short and wide again, once more
        left alone
  39.6 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run

End of over 40 (4 runs) Australia 180/2
Harbhajan Singh 15-2-65-1 - Anna Pavilion End
ME Waugh 53* (96b 5x4 1x6) ML Hayden 67* (110b 5x4 4x6)

  40.1 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, no run
  40.2 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, no run
  40.3 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, no run
  40.4 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, two runs
  40.5 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, no run
  40.6 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, no run

End of over 41 (2 runs) Australia 182/2
NM Kulkarni 11-3-30-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
ML Hayden 67* (110b 5x4 4x6) ME Waugh 55* (102b 5x4 1x6)

  41.1 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run
  41.2 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run
  41.3 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run
  41.4 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, two runs
  41.5 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run
  41.6 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, one run

End of over 42 (3 runs) Australia 185/2
Harbhajan Singh 16-2-68-1 - Anna Pavilion End
ML Hayden 70* (116b 5x4 4x6) ME Waugh 55* (102b 5x4 1x6)

  42.1 Kulkarni to Hayden, no run
  42.2 Kulkarni to Hayden, no run
  42.3 Kulkarni to Hayden, one run
  42.4 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, no run
  42.5 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, no run
  42.6 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, one run

End of over 43 (2 runs) Australia 187/2
NM Kulkarni 12-3-32-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
ME Waugh 56* (105b 5x4 1x6) ML Hayden 71* (119b 5x4 4x6)

  43.1 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, no run
  43.2 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, no run
  43.3 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, no run
  43.4 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, no run
  43.5 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, no run
  43.6 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, FOUR, full and on the off, swatted
        through covers in fine style

End of over 44 (4 runs) Australia 191/2
Harbhajan Singh 17-2-72-1 - Anna Pavilion End
ML Hayden 71* (119b 5x4 4x6) ME Waugh 60* (111b 6x4 1x6)

Match State: Drinks

  44.1 Kulkarni to Hayden, SIX, well flighted and on the off, down the
        track and smashed over long off
  44.2 Kulkarni to Hayden, one run
  44.3 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, no run
  44.4 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, no run, full and on the off, defended
  44.5 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, no run
  44.6 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, no run

End of over 45 (7 runs) Australia 198/2
NM Kulkarni 13-3-39-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
ML Hayden 78* (121b 5x4 5x6) ME Waugh 60* (115b 6x4 1x6)

  45.1 Bahutule to Hayden, one run, well flighted and on the pads, turned
        around the crner to fine leg
  45.2 Bahutule to ME Waugh, one run, short and wide, cut hard to point
  45.3 Bahutule to Hayden, no run, well flighted and outside the off,
        spinning in, defended to the off side
  45.4 Bahutule to Hayden, no run, on the off again and full, Hayden comes
        down the track and defends
  45.5 Bahutule to Hayden, no run, just outside the off, Hayden sweeps and
        misses
  45.6 Bahutule to Hayden, no run, full and on the pads, tapped to the on
        side

End of over 46 (2 runs) Australia 200/2
SV Bahutule 4-0-17-0 (2nb) - Anna Pavilion End
ME Waugh 61* (116b 6x4 1x6) ML Hayden 79* (126b 5x4 5x6)

  46.1 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, no run, well flighted and on the off, driven
        hard at covers, Badani dives and fields
  46.2 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, one run, full and on the leg stump, turned to
        fine leg
  46.3 Kulkarni to Hayden, no run, well flighted and on the off, sweep
        played and  missed, rapped on the pads
  46.4 Kulkarni to Hayden, no run
  46.5 Kulkarni to Hayden, no run, on the off and flat, sweep played and
        missed once more
  46.6 Kulkarni to Hayden, no run, well flighted and on the off, turned to
        the on side

End of over 47 (1 run) Australia 201/2
NM Kulkarni 14-3-40-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
ME Waugh 62* (118b 6x4 1x6) ML Hayden 79* (130b 5x4 5x6)

  47.1 Bahutule to ME Waugh, no run, well flighted and on the off, driven
        to mid off
  47.2 Bahutule to ME Waugh, one run, short of a length and on the pads,
        tapped to the on side
  47.3 Bahutule to Hayden, no run, well flighted and on the off, driven
        hard to mid off
  47.4 Bahutule to Hayden, FOUR, well flighted and outside the off, swept
        hard to the square leg fence, cracking shot
  47.5 Bahutule to Hayden, one run, short of a length on the off, punched
        hard at mid off who fumbles
  47.6 Bahutule to ME Waugh, one run, full and on the pads, turned to deep
        fine leg

End of over 48 (7 runs) Australia 208/2
SV Bahutule 5-0-24-0 (2nb) - Anna Pavilion End
ME Waugh 64* (121b 6x4 1x6) ML Hayden 84* (133b 6x4 5x6)

  48.1 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, no run, full and on the off, defended
  48.2 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, no run, full and on the pads, defended
  48.3 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, FOUR, well flighted and on the off, whipped
        over the bowler's head for a elegant boundary
  48.4 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, one run, on the off and flatter, stroked to
        mid off
  48.5 Kulkarni to Hayden, one run, on the pads and full, swept to fine
        leg
  48.6 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, no run, full and on the off, defended back
        down the wicket

End of over 49 (6 runs) Australia 214/2
NM Kulkarni 15-3-46-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
ML Hayden 85* (134b 6x4 5x6) ME Waugh 69* (126b 7x4 1x6)

  49.1 Bahutule to Hayden, no run
  49.2 Bahutule to Hayden, one run, full and on the pads, swept hard to
        the square leg area
  49.3 Bahutule to ME Waugh, no run, short and wide, cut hard but straight
        to point
  49.4 Bahutule to ME Waugh, no run, ful
  49.5 Bahutule to ME Waugh, no run
  49.6 Bahutule to ME Waugh, no run

End of over 50 (1 run) Australia 215/2
SV Bahutule 6-0-25-0 (2nb) - Anna Pavilion End
ML Hayden 86* (136b 6x4 5x6) ME Waugh 69* (130b 7x4 1x6)

  50.1 Kulkarni to Hayden, no run, well flighted and on the off, defended
  50.2 Kulkarni to Hayden, one run, full and on the off, driven to long
        on, easy single taken
  50.3 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, no run, well flighted and on the off, the
        ball goes off the edge but falls short of slip
  50.4 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, no run
  50.5 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, no run, full and on the pads, tapped to the
        fielder at mid wicket
  50.6 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, one run, full and oon the pads once more,
        stroked to mid on

End of over 51 (2 runs) Australia 217/2
NM Kulkarni 16-3-48-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
ME Waugh 70* (134b 7x4 1x6) ML Hayden 87* (138b 6x4 5x6)

  51.1 Bahutule to ME Waugh, no run, well flighted and on the off,
        defended down ith soft hands
  51.2 Bahutule to ME Waugh, OUT: well flighted and on the off, Mark Waugh
        comes down the wicket and has a huge heave, the ball goes high
        wide and seems to be sailing over lomid off, Hemang Badani running
        back completes a good catch

       Australia 217/3, Partnership of 150
       ME Waugh  c sub (HK Badani) b Bahutule  70 (136b 7x4 1x6)
       ML Hayden 87* (138b 6x4 5x6) SV Bahutule 6.2-0-25-1 (2nb)

  51.3 Bahutule to Hayden, no run
  51.4 Bahutule to Hayden, no run, well flighted and on the off, sweep
        played and missed, rapped on the pads
  51.5 Bahutule to Hayden, no run, on the off and spinning in once more,
        defended
  51.6 Bahutule to Hayden, no run

End of over 52 (maiden) Australia 217/3
SV Bahutule 7-1-25-1 (2nb) - Anna Pavilion End
SR Waugh 0* (0b) ML Hayden 87* (142b 6x4 5x6)

  52.1 Kulkarni to SR Waugh, no run, full and on the of, defended with bat
        and pad close together
  52.2 Kulkarni to SR Waugh, no run
  52.3 Kulkarni to SR Waugh, no run, just shorrt of a length and on middle
        and leg, defended
  52.4 Kulkarni to SR Waugh, no run, full and on the off, once again
        defended carefully
  52.5 Kulkarni to SR Waugh, no run, full and on the pads, defended to the
        on side
  52.6 Kulkarni to SR Waugh, no run

End of over 53 (maiden) Australia 217/3
NM Kulkarni 17-4-48-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
ML Hayden 87* (142b 6x4 5x6) SR Waugh 0* (6b)

  53.1 Bahutule to Hayden, two runs, short of a length outside the off,
        down the track comes Hayden, can't get to the pitch of the ball,
        cut away instead to third man
  53.2 Bahutule to Hayden, no run, full and on the pads, played back to
        the bowler
  53.3 Bahutule to Hayden, no run, full and outside the off, Hayden comes
        down the track and drives to the bowler
  53.4 Bahutule to Hayden, two runs, on the pads and swept away to deep
        square leg
  53.5 Bahutule to Hayden, FOUR, well flighted and outside the off, once
        more Hayden uses the sweep to great effect, dragging the ball to
        the square leg fence
  53.6 Bahutule to Hayden, no run

End of over 54 (8 runs) Australia 225/3
SV Bahutule 8-1-33-1 (2nb) - Anna Pavilion End
SR Waugh 0* (6b) ML Hayden 95* (148b 7x4 5x6)

  54.1 Kulkarni to SR Waugh, no run, full and on the pads, whipped to mid
        on
  54.2 Kulkarni to SR Waugh, one run, on the pads again and turned to
        square leg this time
  54.3 Kulkarni to Hayden, FOUR, outside the off and flat - you guessed
        it, Hayden sweeps hard to the square leg fence
  54.4 Kulkarni to Hayden, no run, well flighted and on the off, driven
        back to the bowler, the crowds make a racket in aniticipation of
        Hayden's 100
  54.5 Kulkarni to Hayden, no run, full and on the off, driven hard but
        straight to mid off, Hayden will have to wait a bit longer
  54.6 Kulkarni to Hayden, no run

End of over 55 (5 runs) Australia 230/3
NM Kulkarni 18-4-53-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SR Waugh 1* (8b) ML Hayden 99* (152b 8x4 5x6)

  55.1 Bahutule to SR Waugh, no run
  55.2 Bahutule to SR Waugh, no run
  55.3 Bahutule to SR Waugh, no run, well flighted and on the off,
        defended to the on side
  55.4 Bahutule to SR Waugh, no run, short of a length and on the pads,
        tapped to the on side
  55.5 Bahutule to SR Waugh, no run, flatter and on the pads, defended
  55.6 Bahutule to SR Waugh, no run, ull and on the off, defended

End of over 56 (maiden) Australia 230/3
SV Bahutule 9-2-33-1 (2nb) - Anna Pavilion End
ML Hayden 99* (152b 8x4 5x6) SR Waugh 1* (14b)

       The crowds begin slow hand clapping as Harbhajan Singh comes on to
        bowl with Hayden on 99
  56.1 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, one run, full and on the pads, Hayden
        aptly brings up his century with a sweep shot, one that has served
        him well all day
  56.2 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, FOUR
  56.3 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, SIX, well flighted and on the off,
        Steve Waugh gets down on one knee and heave ho! the ball sails
        over mid wicket
  56.4 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, no run
  56.5 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, no run, full and on the poads, tapped
        to mid wicket
  56.6 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, no run, outside the off, left alone

End of over 57 (11 runs) Australia 241/3
Harbhajan Singh 18-2-83-1 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
ML Hayden 100* (153b 8x4 5x6) SR Waugh 11* (19b 1x4 1x6)

  57.1 Bahutule to Hayden, one run
  57.2 Bahutule to SR Waugh, no run, short of a length and outside the
        off, cut hard to point
  57.3 Bahutule to SR Waugh, one run, on the pads, turned behind square
  57.4 Bahutule to Hayden, one run
  57.5 Bahutule to SR Waugh, no run, full and on the off, swatted to mid
        on
  57.6 Bahutule to SR Waugh, no run, well flighted and on the off, played
        back to the bowler

End of over 58 (3 runs) Australia 244/3
SV Bahutule 10-2-36-1 (2nb) - Anna Pavilion End
ML Hayden 102* (155b 8x4 5x6) SR Waugh 12* (23b 1x4 1x6)

  58.1 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, full and on the off, played back
        to the bowler
  58.2 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, FOUR, on the legs and drifting further
        down, swept fine
  58.3 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run
  58.4 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, short and wide, cut hard but
        straight to point
  58.5 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run
  58.6 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run

End of over 59 (4 runs) Australia 248/3
Harbhajan Singh 19-2-87-1 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SR Waugh 12* (23b 1x4 1x6) ML Hayden 106* (161b 9x4 5x6)

Match State: Tea - Day 1

  59.1 Bahutule to SR Waugh, two runs
  59.2 Bahutule to SR Waugh, no run
  59.3 Bahutule to SR Waugh, no run
  59.4 Bahutule to SR Waugh, no run, short of a length on the off,
        defended
  59.5 Bahutule to SR Waugh, FOUR, short and wide, Waugh goes back and
        across and punches the ball to the cover fence
  59.6 Bahutule to SR Waugh, no run

End of over 60 (6 runs) Australia 254/3
SV Bahutule 11-2-42-1 (2nb) - Anna Pavilion End
ML Hayden 106* (161b 9x4 5x6) SR Waugh 18* (29b 2x4 1x6)

  60.1 Khan to Hayden, no run
  60.2 Khan to Hayden, two runs
  60.3 Khan to Hayden, no run
  60.4 Khan to Hayden, no run
  60.5 Khan to Hayden, no run
  60.6 Khan to Hayden, FOUR, short and wide, cur away to the point fence

End of over 61 (6 runs) Australia 260/3
Z Khan 11-3-50-1 (1nb) - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SR Waugh 18* (29b 2x4 1x6) ML Hayden 112* (167b 10x4 5x6)

  61.1 Bahutule to SR Waugh, (noball) no run
  61.1 Bahutule to SR Waugh, no run, full and on the off, defended back
        down the wicket
  61.2 Bahutule to SR Waugh, no run, short and wide, cut hard but straight
        to point
  61.3 Bahutule to SR Waugh, one run, well flighted and on the pad, turned
        to fine leg
  61.4 Bahutule to Hayden, no run, well flighted and on the off, down the
        track comes Hayden, played back to Bahutule
  61.5 Bahutule to Hayden, one run, full and on the pads, stroked to long
        on
  61.6 Bahutule to SR Waugh, no run

End of over 62 (3 runs) Australia 263/3
SV Bahutule 12-2-45-1 (3nb) - Anna Pavilion End
ML Hayden 113* (169b 10x4 5x6) SR Waugh 19* (34b 2x4 1x6)

  62.1 Khan to Hayden, one run, full and on the pads, turned around the
        corner to fine leg
  62.2 Khan to SR Waugh, no run, full and on the pads, Waugh plays down
        the wrong line and is hit on the pad, loud shout turned down
  62.3 Khan to SR Waugh, no run, short of a length on the off, angled to
        point
  62.4 Khan to SR Waugh, one run, full and on the pads, turned to mid
        wicket
  62.5 Khan to Hayden, no run, full and on the off, driven to mid off
  62.6 Khan to Hayden, no run, short of a length and wide outside the off
        stump, left alone with ease

End of over 63 (2 runs) Australia 265/3
Z Khan 12-3-52-1 (1nb) - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SR Waugh 20* (37b 2x4 1x6) ML Hayden 114* (172b 10x4 5x6)

  63.1 Bahutule to SR Waugh, (noball) no run
  63.1 Bahutule to SR Waugh, no run, full and on the off, defended back
        down the wicket
  63.2 Bahutule to SR Waugh, no run, well flighted and on the off, padded
        away
  63.3 Bahutule to SR Waugh, no run, on the middle and off, spinning away,
        pushed off the back foot to point
  63.4 Bahutule to SR Waugh, two runs, short and wide outside the off,
        forced away to the point fence
  63.5 Bahutule to SR Waugh, no run
  63.6 Bahutule to SR Waugh, no run, well flighted and on the off once
        more, defended with ease

End of over 64 (3 runs) Australia 268/3
SV Bahutule 13-2-48-1 (4nb) - Anna Pavilion End
ML Hayden 114* (172b 10x4 5x6) SR Waugh 22* (44b 2x4 1x6)

  64.1 Khan to Hayden, no run, full and on the off, driven hard to covers
  64.2 Khan to Hayden, no run
  64.3 Khan to Hayden, no run, full and on the off, defended to the off
        side
  64.4 Khan to Hayden, no run
  64.5 Khan to Hayden, no run, just short of a length outside the off,
        quick one that, too wide to trouble the batsman, left alone
  64.6 Khan to Hayden, no run, just short of a length and on the off,
        defended away with an angled bat, things looking grim for the
        Indians

End of over 65 (maiden) Australia 268/3
Z Khan 13-4-52-1 (1nb) - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SR Waugh 22* (44b 2x4 1x6) ML Hayden 114* (178b 10x4 5x6)

  65.1 Kulkarni to SR Waugh, one run, short and outside the off, punched
        just wide of covers
  65.2 Kulkarni to Hayden, one run
  65.3 Kulkarni to SR Waugh, no run, full and on the off, defended
  65.4 Kulkarni to SR Waugh, no run
  65.5 Kulkarni to SR Waugh, FOUR, shoirt and wide, forced away off the
        back foot to the point fence
  65.6 Kulkarni to SR Waugh, no run

End of over 66 (6 runs) Australia 274/3
NM Kulkarni 19-4-59-0 - Anna Pavilion End
ML Hayden 115* (179b 10x4 5x6) SR Waugh 27* (49b 3x4 1x6)

  66.1 Khan to Hayden, no run, full and on the pads, Zaheer Khan beginning
        to tire, defended to the on side
  66.2 Khan to Hayden, FOUR, full and outside the off, looses delivery -
        punished - the ball flies off the blade past mid off
  66.3 Khan to Hayden, one run
  66.4 Khan to SR Waugh, no run, full and on the pads, tapped to the off
        side with ease
       Heat getting to the man on the field here
  66.5 Khan to SR Waugh, no run
  66.6 Khan to SR Waugh, no run, short of a length and very wide of the
        stumps, left alone

End of over 67 (5 runs) Australia 279/3
Z Khan 14-4-57-1 (1nb) - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
ML Hayden 120* (182b 11x4 5x6) SR Waugh 27* (52b 3x4 1x6)

       End of the over, things looking good for Australia here, 279/3
        after 67 overs is an excellent score in this heat and humidity
  67.1 Kulkarni to Hayden, one run, full and on the off, Hayden comes down
        the track and whips the ball to long on
  67.2 Kulkarni to SR Waugh, no run, full and on the off again, Steve
        Waugh taking no risks defends carefully
  67.3 Kulkarni to SR Waugh, one run, well flighted and on the off, driven
        back past the bowler to mid off
  67.4 Kulkarni to Hayden, one run, on the off and no spin at all, driven
        through covers
  67.5 Kulkarni to SR Waugh, no run, flat and on the stumps, Steve Waugh
        smothers the ball
  67.6 Kulkarni to SR Waugh, no run, on the pads and pushed through a bit
        quicker, tapped to the on side

End of over 68 (3 runs) Australia 282/3
NM Kulkarni 20-4-62-0 - Anna Pavilion End
ML Hayden 122* (184b 11x4 5x6) SR Waugh 28* (56b 3x4 1x6)

  68.1 Khan to Hayden, no run, just short of a length, on the off angliong
        in, defended
  68.2 Khan to Hayden, no run, just short of a length and on the off,
        driven to covers with the full face of the bat
  68.3 Khan to Hayden, no run
  68.4 Khan to Hayden, no run, just short of a length and on the off once
        more, defended again, no penetration in this bowling, but the
        wicket too is loaded in the favour of the batsmen
  68.5 Khan to Hayden, no run, full and on the off, visibly slower than
        most, Zaheer Khan looks a tired man, played back to the bowler
  68.6 Khan to Hayden, no run

End of over 69 (maiden) Australia 282/3
Z Khan 15-5-57-1 (1nb) - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SR Waugh 28* (56b 3x4 1x6) ML Hayden 122* (190b 11x4 5x6)

  69.1 Kulkarni to SR Waugh, no run, short of a length on the off,
        defended to the man at silly mid off
  69.2 Kulkarni to SR Waugh, FOUR, on the off and overpitched, too easy
        for SR Waugh, flayed through the covers
  69.3 Kulkarni to SR Waugh, no run
  69.4 Kulkarni to SR Waugh, no run, full and on the stumps, defended with
        bat and pad held together
  69.5 Kulkarni to SR Waugh, no run
  69.6 Kulkarni to SR Waugh, no run

End of over 70 (4 runs) Australia 286/3
NM Kulkarni 21-4-66-0 - Anna Pavilion End
ML Hayden 122* (190b 11x4 5x6) SR Waugh 32* (62b 4x4 1x6)

       There is renewed vigour in the stands as Tendulkar is handed the
        ball
  70.1 Tendulkar to Hayden, no run, well flighted leg break down the leg
        side, left alone
  70.2 Tendulkar to Hayden, no run, outside the off, tossed up, spinning
        in, turned to the on side
  70.3 Tendulkar to Hayden, no run, tossed up offbreak on the off, sweep
        played and missed loud shout for the lbw and catch both turned
        down
  70.4 Tendulkar to Hayden, no run
  70.5 Tendulkar to Hayden, no run, on the pads once mopre and turned
        straight to square leg
  70.6 Tendulkar to Hayden, one run, on the pads, helped along on its way
        to fine leg

End of over 71 (1 run) Australia 287/3
SR Tendulkar 1-0-1-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
ML Hayden 123* (196b 11x4 5x6) SR Waugh 32* (62b 4x4 1x6)

  71.1 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, flat and on the off, sweep
        polayed and missed, rapped on the pads, appeal for lbw turned down
  71.2 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, full again and on the pads
        agains sweep shot played and again missed, again rapped on the
        pads and again an appeal, again turned down!
  71.3 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run
  71.4 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run
  71.5 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, full and on the off, defended
  71.6 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, one run, full and on the pads, swept
        hard to fine leg

End of over 72 (1 run) Australia 288/3
Harbhajan Singh 20-2-88-1 - Anna Pavilion End
ML Hayden 124* (202b 11x4 5x6) SR Waugh 32* (62b 4x4 1x6)

  72.1 Tendulkar to Hayden, no run, well flighted and on the off, Hayden
        comes down the track and drives hard to mid off
  72.2 Tendulkar to Hayden, one run, on the pads, swept to fine leg
  72.3 Tendulkar to SR Waugh, no run, short of a lenth on the off, googly
        comes back in, defended
  72.4 Tendulkar to SR Waugh, no run
  72.5 Tendulkar to SR Waugh, no run, full and on the off, defended
  72.6 Tendulkar to SR Waugh, no run

End of over 73 (1 run) Australia 289/3
SR Tendulkar 2-0-2-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
ML Hayden 125* (204b 11x4 5x6) SR Waugh 32* (66b 4x4 1x6)

Match State: Drinks

  73.1 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run
  73.2 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, short and wide, spinning away,
        left alone with ease
  73.3 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run
  73.4 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, well flighted and wide of the
        stumps, left alone with ease
  73.5 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, full and speared in on off
        stump, defended
  73.6 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run

End of over 74 (maiden) Australia 289/3
Harbhajan Singh 21-3-88-1 - Anna Pavilion End
SR Waugh 32* (66b 4x4 1x6) ML Hayden 125* (210b 11x4 5x6)

  74.1 Tendulkar to SR Waugh, no run, well flighted and on thye off,
        angled to point
  74.2 Tendulkar to SR Waugh, two runs
  74.3 Tendulkar to SR Waugh, one run
  74.4 Tendulkar to Hayden, no run
  74.5 Tendulkar to Hayden, no run, well flighted and on the off, the ball
        slips past the edge and hits Dighe in the face
  74.6 Tendulkar to Hayden, no run, short and wide of the stumps, left
        alone

End of over 75 (3 runs) Australia 292/3
SR Tendulkar 3-0-5-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SR Waugh 35* (69b 4x4 1x6) ML Hayden 125* (213b 11x4 5x6)

  75.1 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, no run, full, flighted and on the off,
        played back to the bowler
  75.2 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, one run
  75.3 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, full and on the off, angled to
        point
  75.4 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, well flighted and angled in to
        the batsman, defended back down the wicket
  75.5 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, full and on the off, defended
        away once more, crowd getting restless here
  75.6 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, full again and on the off,
        blocked towards point, the boredom has put a few people to sleep
        in this pressbox

End of over 76 (1 run) Australia 293/3
Harbhajan Singh 22-3-89-1 - Anna Pavilion End
SR Waugh 36* (71b 4x4 1x6) ML Hayden 125* (217b 11x4 5x6)

  76.1 Tendulkar to SR Waugh, no run, well flighted and on the stumps,
        sharp turn across the right hander, SR Waugh guides to point
  76.2 Tendulkar to SR Waugh, no run, full and just outside the off, left
        well alone
  76.3 Tendulkar to SR Waugh, no run, on the middle and leg, again sharp
        turn for Tendulkar, left alone
  76.4 Tendulkar to SR Waugh, no run, full toss outside the off, patted to
        silly mid off
  76.5 Tendulkar to SR Waugh, no run, short of a length and on the pads,
        big spin again, more Sspin for Tendulkar than Bahutule, defended
  76.6 Tendulkar to SR Waugh, no run, well flighted and on the off Waugh
        plays at that and misses

End of over 77 (maiden) Australia 293/3
SR Tendulkar 4-1-5-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
ML Hayden 125* (217b 11x4 5x6) SR Waugh 36* (77b 4x4 1x6)

  77.1 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, full and on the off, Hyden comes
        down the track and drives back to the bowler
  77.2 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, one run, full and on the off once more,
        down the track,driven to long off
  77.3 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, no run
  77.4 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, one run, short and on the off, forced
        off the back foot to covers
  77.5 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, one run, short again, whipped away to
        the on side
  77.6 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, no run, full and on the off, whipped
        to midwicket

End of over 78 (3 runs) Australia 296/3
Harbhajan Singh 23-3-92-1 - Anna Pavilion End
ML Hayden 127* (220b 11x4 5x6) SR Waugh 37* (80b 4x4 1x6)

  78.1 Tendulkar to Hayden, no run, well tossed up and on the off, Hayden
        goes down the track and turns the ball to the on side
  78.2 Tendulkar to Hayden, two runs, tossed up again and on the off, down
        the track and whipped over midwicket
  78.3 Tendulkar to Hayden, one run
  78.4 Tendulkar to SR Waugh, no run
  78.5 Tendulkar to SR Waugh, no run, full and on the pads, spinning
        across the face of the bat, played back to the bowler
  78.6 Tendulkar to SR Waugh, no run, short and wide outside the off,
        spinning away, left alone

End of over 79 (3 runs) Australia 299/3
SR Tendulkar 5-1-8-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
ML Hayden 130* (223b 11x4 5x6) SR Waugh 37* (83b 4x4 1x6)

  79.1 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, one run
  79.2 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, no run, short of a length on the off,
        spinning in, Waugh goes back and across and defends
  79.3 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, no run, on the off once more, this
        time Waugh defends to the off side
  79.4 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, no run, full and on the off, front
        foot defensive stroke
  79.5 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, no run, faster one on the pads,
        clipped to the on side
  79.6 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, no run, outside the leg stump and
        turnign further away, padded to the keeper

End of over 80 (1 run) Australia 300/3
Harbhajan Singh 24-3-93-1 - Anna Pavilion End
ML Hayden 131* (224b 11x4 5x6) SR Waugh 37* (88b 4x4 1x6)

  80.1 Tendulkar to Hayden, no run, short and on the pads, turned to
        square le
  80.2 Tendulkar to Hayden, no run
  80.3 Tendulkar to Hayden, no run, on the off, spinning in, another sweep
        shot played and missed
  80.4 Tendulkar to Hayden, no run, full and on the off, driven hard to
        covers
  80.5 Tendulkar to Hayden, no run
  80.6 Tendulkar to Hayden, (noball) no run
  80.6 Tendulkar to Hayden, one run, full and on the off, stroked to
        covers

End of over 81 (2 runs) Australia 302/3
SR Tendulkar 6-1-10-0 (1nb) - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
ML Hayden 132* (231b 11x4 5x6) SR Waugh 37* (88b 4x4 1x6)

  81.1 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, one run, full toss on the off stump,
        Hayden comes down the wicket and drives past mid on
  81.2 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, no run, short of a length outside the
        off, SR Waugh dabs at the ball and misses
  81.3 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, no run, well flighted and on the off,
        spinning in, defended back down the track
  81.4 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, no run
  81.5 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, one run, flat and on the pads, nurdled
        away to the on side
  81.6 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, FOUR, tossed up and outside the off,
        driven hard through covers in fine fashion, no need to run for
        that

End of over 82 (6 runs) Australia 308/3
Harbhajan Singh 25-3-99-1 - Anna Pavilion End
SR Waugh 38* (92b 4x4 1x6) ML Hayden 137* (233b 12x4 5x6)

  82.1 Tendulkar to SR Waugh, one run, full and on the off, stroked just
        wide of mid on
  82.2 Tendulkar to Hayden, one run, wide outside the off,, driven with
        the spin to long on
  82.3 Tendulkar to SR Waugh, no run
  82.4 Tendulkar to SR Waugh, no run, full and outside the off, left alone
  82.5 Tendulkar to SR Waugh, no run, well flighted again and on the off,
        defended
  82.6 Tendulkar to SR Waugh, no run

End of over 83 (2 runs) Australia 310/3
SR Tendulkar 7-1-12-0 (1nb) - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
ML Hayden 138* (234b 12x4 5x6) SR Waugh 39* (97b 4x4 1x6)

  83.1 Bahutule to Hayden, (noball) no run
  83.1 Bahutule to Hayden, three runs
  83.2 Bahutule to SR Waugh, no run
  83.3 Bahutule to SR Waugh, no run
  83.4 Bahutule to SR Waugh, no run
  83.5 Bahutule to SR Waugh, no run
  83.6 Bahutule to SR Waugh, no run, well flighted and on the off, inside
        out to covers goes Steve Waugh

End of over 84 (4 runs) Australia 314/3
SV Bahutule 14-2-52-1 (5nb) - Anna Pavilion End
ML Hayden 141* (236b 12x4 5x6) SR Waugh 39* (102b 4x4 1x6)

  84.1 Tendulkar to Hayden, no run, full and on the off, tapped back to
        the bowler
  84.2 Tendulkar to Hayden, (noball) no run
  84.2 Tendulkar to Hayden, one run, on the pads and easily worked away,
        that has been Hayden's favoiurite shot all day
  84.3 Tendulkar to SR Waugh, no run, full and on the off a bit of air as
        well, driven to covers
  84.4 Tendulkar to SR Waugh, no run, short of a length, wide of the
        stumps, turning away, left alone
  84.5 Tendulkar to SR Waugh, one run, short again, this time forced away
        off the back foot
  84.6 Tendulkar to Hayden, one run, short flat and yet spinning in from
        outside the off, steered to short thirdman for an easy single

End of over 85 (4 runs) Australia 318/3
SR Tendulkar 8-1-16-0 (2nb) - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
ML Hayden 143* (240b 12x4 5x6) SR Waugh 40* (105b 4x4 1x6)

  85.1 Bahutule to Hayden, one run, well flighted and on the off, driven
        back down the ground to long on
  85.2 Bahutule to SR Waugh, no run, tossed up again and on the off, down
        the track, padded away
  85.3 Bahutule to SR Waugh, no run, full and flat, defended with the full
        face of the bat
  85.4 Bahutule to SR Waugh, no run
  85.5 Bahutule to SR Waugh, no run, once again just short of a length and
        on the stumps, not much turn either, Waugh comes down the wicket
        and pads the ball away
  85.6 Bahutule to SR Waugh, no run, full and on the off, defended to the
        on side

End of over 86 (1 run) Australia 319/3
SV Bahutule 15-2-53-1 (5nb) - Anna Pavilion End
ML Hayden 144* (241b 12x4 5x6) SR Waugh 40* (110b 4x4 1x6)

       Both batsmen playing for stumps here
  86.1 Kulkarni to Hayden, no run, full, flat and on the off, turned
        around the corner
  86.2 Kulkarni to Hayden, no run, full and on the legs, tapped back past
        the bowler
  86.3 Kulkarni to Hayden, one run, and yet again the ball slips down the
        leg side and is turned to the fine leg region
  86.4 Kulkarni to SR Waugh, no run, full and on the pads again, defended
  86.5 Kulkarni to SR Waugh, no run
  86.6 Kulkarni to SR Waugh, no run

End of over 87 (1 run) Australia 320/3
NM Kulkarni 22-4-67-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
ML Hayden 145* (244b 12x4 5x6) SR Waugh 40* (113b 4x4 1x6)

  87.1 Bahutule to Hayden, no run, well flighted and on the off, defended
  87.2 Bahutule to Hayden, one run
  87.3 Bahutule to SR Waugh, (noball) no run
  87.3 Bahutule to SR Waugh, two runs, on the pads, drifting down leg,
        swept to fine leg
  87.4 Bahutule to SR Waugh, one run
  87.5 Bahutule to Hayden, no run, short and down the leg side, left alone
  87.6 Bahutule to Hayden, no run, once again on the off, down the track
        comes Hayden, tapped to the on side

End of over 88 (5 runs) Australia 325/3
SV Bahutule 16-2-58-1 (6nb) - Anna Pavilion End
SR Waugh 43* (116b 4x4 1x6) ML Hayden 146* (248b 12x4 5x6)

  88.1 Kulkarni to SR Waugh, no run, well flighted and into the rough
        outside leg stump, padded away
  88.2 Kulkarni to SR Waugh, no run, once again a negative line into th
        erough outside leg stump, defended with the bat this time
  88.3 Kulkarni to SR Waugh, no run, full and on the off, the result is
        the same, stoic defense
  88.4 Kulkarni to SR Waugh, no run, short of a length on the pads, a bit
        of bounce, defended
  88.5 Kulkarni to SR Waugh, no run, well flighted and outside the leg
        stump, defended
  88.6 Kulkarni to SR Waugh, no run, and another one is speared down the
        leg side, padded away

End of over 89 (maiden) Australia 325/3
NM Kulkarni 23-5-67-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
ML Hayden 146* (248b 12x4 5x6) SR Waugh 43* (122b 4x4 1x6)

  89.1 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, one run, on the pads and full, tapped to
        the on side
  89.2 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, no run
  89.3 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, no run, well flighted short and
        outside the off, left alone
  89.4 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, no run, full and on the off, defended
  89.5 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, no run, straight one on the off,
        played back down the track to the bowler
  89.6 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, no run, full and on the off, defended
        and that is the end of the day's play

End of over 90 (1 run) Australia 326/3
Harbhajan Singh 26-3-100-1 - Anna Pavilion End
ML Hayden 147* (249b 12x4 5x6) SR Waugh 43* (127b 4x4 1x6)

       The umpires take the bails off and the teams walk off the field
       Two very satisfied Australian batsmen walk off as a few Indian
        cricketers clap them off
       The day has well and truly belonged to Australia who end the day on
        326/3
       There's no prizes for guessing who the player of the day is -
        Matthew Hayden, unbeaten on 147 (249 balls, 12X4 5X6) in scoring
        his 3rd Test century has put his team in a position of great
        strength
       That is the end of proceedings here at the MA Chidambaram Stadoium
        in Chepauk on the first day
       Join us again tomorrow morning at 0400 GMT (0930 IST) for all the
        LIVE action from the second day's play
       Till then it is a very good evening to you all
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        day's play, the destination is the same - comms@cricinfo.com

Match State: Stumps - Day 1

       Morning everybody
       Hope you are belted to your seats for another absorbing day of Test
        cricket
       The first certainly belonged to Australians though they lost Slater
        in the first over of the day
       Langer made some quick runs and Mark Waugh also getting back to
        form
       Steve Waugh getting some useful runs as well
       But, Hayden was the man to whom the day belonged
       He carried his bat through out the day and belted the bowlers
        whenever he wanted
       Tendulkar will start proceedings
  90.1 Tendulkar to Hayden, one run, goes back and pushes it towards cover
        for the single
  90.2 Tendulkar to SR Waugh, no run, thrusts his pad out and defends it
        forward
  90.3 Tendulkar to SR Waugh, no run, outside the off stump, turnss away,
        taps it to backward point
  90.4 Tendulkar to SR Waugh, no run, leans well forward and defends with
        his pads
  90.5 Tendulkar to SR Waugh, no run, kicks off and turns away sharply,
        beats Steve Waugh
  90.6 Tendulkar to SR Waugh, no run, stretches well forward and defends
        it down mostly with his pad

End of over 91 (1 run) Australia 327/3
SR Tendulkar 9-1-17-0 (2nb) - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
ML Hayden 148* (250b 12x4 5x6) SR Waugh 43* (132b 4x4 1x6)

       Harbhajan Singh from the Pavilion End
  91.1 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, one run, on target, straight plays the
        shot that fetched him a lot of runs in this series, the sweep and
        gets a single to long leg
  91.2 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, no run, comes well out of his crease
        and defends it back to Harbhajan
  91.3 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, no run, leans well forward and pushes
        it defensively to the off side
  91.4 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, no run, turns in and forces Steve
        Waugh on his back foot, goes back and taps it to the on side this
        time
  91.5 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, no run, defends it down to forward
        short
  91.6 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, no run, on off stump, turns in
        slightly, goes back and stands up tall and defends it with a very
        straight bat

End of over 92 (1 run) Australia 328/3
Harbhajan Singh 27-3-101-1 - Anna Pavilion End
ML Hayden 149* (251b 12x4 5x6) SR Waugh 43* (137b 4x4 1x6)

  92.1 Tendulkar to Hayden, one run, flighted on off stump, comes forward
        and flicks it to long on for the single to get to his 150
  92.2 Tendulkar to SR Waugh, no run, outside the off stump, comes forward
        and leaves it alone
  92.3 Tendulkar to SR Waugh, no run, turns away, very well, left alone to
        Dighe
  92.4 Tendulkar to SR Waugh, no run, comes forward and defends it down
        cautiously
  92.5 Tendulkar to SR Waugh, no run, flighted ball, right on the block
        hole, drives it back well to the bowler
  92.6 Tendulkar to SR Waugh, no run, turns away, left alone by the
        batsman, Dighe still not collecting it properly

End of over 93 (1 run) Australia 329/3
SR Tendulkar 10-1-18-0 (2nb) - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
ML Hayden 150* (252b 12x4 5x6) SR Waugh 43* (142b 4x4 1x6)

  93.1 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, one run, steps out and drives it back
        past the bowler to mid off, Ganguly dives and fields preventing to
        just the single
  93.2 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, one run, goes back and gently taps it
        behind square leg for the jog
  93.3 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, first dot ball to Hayden for the
        day, goes back and defends it to the on side
  93.4 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, two runs, leans back and cracks it to
        cover, Bahutule easily lets it go between his legs giving the
        couple
  93.5 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, two runs, paddles it around to fine leg
        for another couple
  93.6 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, comes forward and lets it to
        Dighe as the ball turns away from outside the off stump

End of over 94 (6 runs) Australia 335/3
Harbhajan Singh 28-3-107-1 - Anna Pavilion End
SR Waugh 44* (143b 4x4 1x6) ML Hayden 155* (257b 12x4 5x6)

  94.1 Tendulkar to SR Waugh, one run, goes back and taps it to cover
        point for the easy single
  94.2 Tendulkar to Hayden, legbye: one run
  94.3 Tendulkar to SR Waugh, one run, flighted ball, comes a bit forward
        and drives it to cover point again for the single
  94.4 Tendulkar to Hayden, one run, sweeps it from outside the off stump
        to deep backward square leg
  94.5 Tendulkar to SR Waugh, one run, pushes it to Zaheer at mid off and
        sets off for the quick and risky run, if he had hit direct, that
        would have been curtains for Steve Waugh
  94.6 Tendulkar to Hayden, no run, down the leg side, goes for the flick
        fine and misses it as Dighe also misses to collect as usual,
        luckily no runs this time

End of over 95 (5 runs) Australia 340/3
SR Tendulkar 11-1-22-0 (2nb) - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SR Waugh 47* (146b 4x4 1x6) ML Hayden 156* (260b 12x4 5x6)

  95.1 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, no run, on target, turned in from
        outside the off stump, hurriedly defends it to cover
  95.2 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, no run, comes forward and defends it
        to the off side cautiously
  95.3 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, no run, stretches forward and defends
        it to the cover fielder safely
  95.4 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, no run, rapped on the pads as he goes
        for the sweep, loud appeal, the ball bounces towards the wickets,
        Steve Waugh taps it away with his right hand and they appeal again
        and the umpire has to oblige this time

       Australia 340/4, Partnership of 123
       SR Waugh  handled the ball  47 (150b 4x4 1x6)

  95.5 Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, OUT: Ohhh! Ponting gets another duck -
        drags his back foot as he stretches to defend at that ball a nd is
        beaten by the turn and flight, Dighe collects the ball and breaks
        the stumps this time

       Australia 340/5, Partnership of 0
       RT Ponting  st Dighe b Harbhajan Singh  0 (1b 0x4 0x6)
       ML Hayden 156* (260b 12x4 5x6) Harbhajan Singh 28.5-3-107-2

  95.6 Harbhajan Singh to Gilchrist, no run, outside the off stump,
        fastish ball, left alone

End of over 96 (maiden) Australia 340/5
Harbhajan Singh 29-4-107-2 - Anna Pavilion End
ML Hayden 156* (260b 12x4 5x6) AC Gilchrist 0* (1b)

  96.1 Tendulkar to Hayden, no run
  96.2 Tendulkar to Hayden, two runs, steps out and lofts it over mid on
        towards long on for the couple
  96.3 Tendulkar to Hayden, one run, paddles it away to long leg for the
        single this time
  96.4 Tendulkar to Gilchrist, no run, on target, goes back and defends it
        cautiously
  96.5 Tendulkar to Gilchrist, one run, sweeps it hard as he swivels and
        the ball rolls to long leg
  96.6 Tendulkar to Hayden, no run, flighted ball, reaches Hayden on the
        full, he defends it cautiously

End of over 97 (4 runs) Australia 344/5
SR Tendulkar 12-1-26-0 (2nb) - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
AC Gilchrist 1* (3b) ML Hayden 159* (264b 12x4 5x6)

  97.1 Harbhajan Singh to Gilchrist, no run, deliberately pads it outside
        the off stump, half appeal
  97.2 Harbhajan Singh to Gilchrist, no run, on his pads, defends it well
        forward
  97.3 Harbhajan Singh to Gilchrist, OUT: goes for the harsh sweep and
        misses, gets hit on the back leg, huge appeal and the finger goes
        up, pretty plumb in front

       Australia 344/6, Partnership of 4
       AC Gilchrist  lbw b Harbhajan Singh  1 (6b 0x4 0x6)
       ML Hayden 159* (264b 12x4 5x6) Harbhajan Singh 29.3-4-107-3

  97.4 Harbhajan Singh to Warne, no run, on off stump, fatsish ball,
        defends it down
  97.5 Harbhajan Singh to Warne, no run, leans forward and defends it down
        cautiously
  97.6 Harbhajan Singh to Warne, no run

End of over 98 (maiden) Australia 344/6
Harbhajan Singh 30-5-107-3 - Anna Pavilion End
ML Hayden 159* (264b 12x4 5x6) SK Warne 0* (3b)

  98.1 Tendulkar to Hayden, no run, sweeps it hard to square leg
  98.2 Tendulkar to Hayden, FOUR, full toss oytside the off stump, fices
        it to the cover fence
  98.3 Tendulkar to Hayden, no run, stretches well forward and defends it
        down cautiously
  98.4 Tendulkar to Hayden, no run
  98.5 Tendulkar to Hayden, one run, on his pads, paddle sweep again to
        long leg for the single
  98.6 Tendulkar to Warne, no run, comes forward and defends it well

End of over 99 (5 runs) Australia 349/6
SR Tendulkar 13-1-31-0 (2nb) - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
ML Hayden 164* (269b 13x4 5x6) SK Warne 0* (4b)

       Just for the record
       The 6 Handled The Ball dismissals so far
       WR Endean - SA v Eng, 56-57, CapeTown
       AMJ Hilditch - Aus V Pak,  78-79, Perth
       Mohsin Khan - Pak v Aus,  82-83, Karachi
       DL Haynes - WI v Ind, 83-84, Mumbai
       GA Gooch - Eng v Aus, 1993, Old Trafford
       and now Steve Waugh
  99.1 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run
  99.2 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, fastish ball, pushes it to the
        on side very well
  99.3 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, one run, comes out of the crease and
        drives it to long off for the easy sing
  99.4 Harbhajan Singh to Warne, no run, turns in slightly, some bounce
        too, awkwardly gets it on his pads
  99.5 Harbhajan Singh to Warne, no run, outside the leg stump, pads it
        down to the on side
  99.6 Harbhajan Singh to Warne, no run, comes forward and goes for the
        loft over mid wicket, does not connect well, gets it on his pads
        off the inside edge

End of over 100 (1 run) Australia 350/6
Harbhajan Singh 31-5-108-3 - Anna Pavilion End
ML Hayden 165* (272b 13x4 5x6) SK Warne 0* (7b)

 100.1 Tendulkar to Hayden, one run, way outside the off stump, reaches it
        to and hits it with a flat bat to long off for the easy run
 100.2 Tendulkar to Warne, no run, stretches well forward and defends it
        down cautiously
 100.3 Tendulkar to Warne, no run, short ball, goes back and plays the
        pull, but no bat-ball contact
 100.4 Tendulkar to Warne, no run, outside the off stump, left alone off
        the back foot
 100.5 Tendulkar to Warne, no run, fastish ball on off stump, goes back
        and defends it down
 100.6 Tendulkar to Warne, no run, leans forward and defends it down

End of over 101 (1 run) Australia 351/6
SR Tendulkar 14-1-32-0 (2nb) - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
ML Hayden 166* (273b 13x4 5x6) SK Warne 0* (12b)

 101.1 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, two runs, outside the off stump, turns
        the face of the bat towards backward point for the couple
 101.2 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, one run, sweeps it hard again and gets a
        single to long leg
 101.3 Harbhajan Singh to Warne, no run, goes back and defends it down
 101.4 Harbhajan Singh to Warne, no run, stretches forward and defends it
        to the off side
 101.5 Harbhajan Singh to Warne, no run, down the leg side, moves back and
        across and lets it to Dighe
 101.6 Harbhajan Singh to Warne, no run, stretches well forward and
        defends it cautiously

End of over 102 (3 runs) Australia 354/6
Harbhajan Singh 32-5-111-3 - Anna Pavilion End
ML Hayden 169* (275b 13x4 5x6) SK Warne 0* (16b)

 102.1 Tendulkar to Hayden, no run, turns very well from outside the off
        stump to outside the leg stump, left alone
 102.2 Tendulkar to Hayden, no run, stretches well forward and defends it
        down well to the on side
 102.3 Tendulkar to Hayden, no run, on off stump, goes for the paddle
        sweep as Tendulkar flights it well, gets the ball on his pads,
        loud shout from Tendulkar
 102.4 Tendulkar to Hayden, one run, comes down the track and flicks it to
        long on with ease
 102.5 Tendulkar to Warne, no run, flighted ball on off stump, goes for
        the cover drive, inside edge on to his boots and rolls to cover
 102.6 Tendulkar to Warne, no run, short and wide, turning away, leans
        back and cuts it to the cover fielder hard, could not pierce the
        field

End of over 103 (1 run) Australia 355/6
SR Tendulkar 15-1-33-0 (2nb) - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
ML Hayden 170* (279b 13x4 5x6) SK Warne 0* (18b)

 103.1 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, SIX, on his pads, sweeps it high over
        mid wicket and gets maximum, super shot from the man in form
 103.2 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, FOUR, drops it a bit short, leans back
        and cuts it to deep point boundary
 103.3 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, outside the off stump, goes back
        and gets it on his pads, half appeal from Harbhajan
 103.4 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, two runs, paddles it very fine off his
        pads as he kneels down with his front foot forward for that shot
        again
 103.5 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, steps out and defends it with
        his pads, as Harbhajan saw him coming and fired it in
 103.6 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, one run, leans forward and pushes it to
        long off for the strike

End of over 104 (13 runs) Australia 368/6
Harbhajan Singh 33-5-124-3 - Anna Pavilion End
ML Hayden 183* (285b 14x4 6x6) SK Warne 0* (18b)

Match State: Drinks

 104.1 Bahutule to Hayden, no run, outside the off stump, goes back and
        left alone
 104.2 Bahutule to Hayden, no run, comes forward and defends it cautiously
 104.3 Bahutule to Hayden, FOUR, sweps it very hard to deep backward
        square leg, the ball races to the fence
 104.4 Bahutule to Hayden, no run, comes down the track, drops it a bit
        short, Hayden adjusts and defends it to the square leg
 104.5 Bahutule to Hayden, no run, steps out again and flicks it off his
        pads to mid wicket
 104.6 Bahutule to Hayden, one run, sweeps it hard again, gets it fin, but
        could get only the single

End of over 105 (5 runs) Australia 373/6
SV Bahutule 17-2-63-1 (6nb) - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
ML Hayden 188* (291b 15x4 6x6) SK Warne 0* (18b)

 105.1 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, one run, steps out and takes it on the
        full and drives it down all the ground to long off for just the
        single
 105.2 Harbhajan Singh to Warne, no run, just outside the off stump, goes
        back and defends it towards gully very carefully
 105.3 Harbhajan Singh to Warne, no run, on off stump, Warne goes back and
        defends with a very straight bat
 105.4 Harbhajan Singh to Warne, no run, deliberately pads it down the leg
        side
 105.5 Harbhajan Singh to Warne, no run, comes forward and defends it to
        the off side with bat and pad together
 105.6 Harbhajan Singh to Warne, OUT: turns in sharply, Warne defends it
        down towards the leg side, the ball lobs in front of Das at
        forward short leg where he dives well and takes a good catch to
        mark the 23rd duck for Warne in Tests

       Australia 374/7, Partnership of 30
       SK Warne  c Das b Harbhajan Singh  0 (23b 0x4 0x6)

End of over 106 (1 run) Australia 374/7
Harbhajan Singh 34-5-125-4 - Anna Pavilion End
ML Hayden 189* (292b 15x4 6x6) 

 106.1 Bahutule to Hayden, no run, comes out and drives back to the bowler
 106.2 Bahutule to Hayden, no run, comes forward and gets the ball on his
        pads, well outside the off stump
 106.3 Bahutule to Hayden, no run
 106.4 Bahutule to Hayden, no run, pushes that flighted ball towards mid
        wicket off the front foot
 106.5 Bahutule to Hayden, no run, outside the off stump again, comes
        forward and gets on the pads casually
 106.6 Bahutule to Hayden, no run, goes for the harsh shot to the on side
        and manages only a thick inside edge and the ball rolls to square
        leg harmlessly

End of over 107 (maiden) Australia 374/7
SV Bahutule 18-3-63-1 (6nb) - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
JN Gillespie 0* (0b) ML Hayden 189* (298b 15x4 6x6)

 107.1 Harbhajan Singh to Gillespie, no run, on off stump, comes forward
        and defends it down with a dead bat
 107.2 Harbhajan Singh to Gillespie, no run, comes forward and defends it
        down the track with dead bat again
 107.3 Harbhajan Singh to Gillespie, no run, defends it towards silly
        point off the front foot
 107.4 Harbhajan Singh to Gillespie, no run, comes well forward and
        defends it to forward short leg with his pads
 107.5 Harbhajan Singh to Gillespie, no run, leans forward and defends
        with bat and pad close to each other
 107.6 Harbhajan Singh to Gillespie, no run, stretches well forward and
        gets the ball on the pads as it rolls down the wicket back to the
        bowler

End of over 108 (maiden) Australia 374/7
Harbhajan Singh 35-6-125-4 - Anna Pavilion End
ML Hayden 189* (298b 15x4 6x6) JN Gillespie 0* (6b)

 108.1 Bahutule to Hayden, no run, steps out to the pitch of the ball and
        drives back hard to Bahutule
 108.2 Bahutule to Hayden, no run, outside the off stump, flighted ball,
        comes forward and leaves it to the keeper
 108.3 Bahutule to Hayden, no run, goes for the paddle sweep again, does
        not connect well this time as the ball was fired it in
 108.4 Bahutule to Hayden, one run, comes out of the crease and lofts it
        towards long on for the single
 108.5 Bahutule to Gillespie, no run, flighted ball, pitched up on off
        stump, drives it to mid off fluently, could not get the single
 108.6 Bahutule to Gillespie, no run, outside the off stump, goes back and
        lets it to Dighe

End of over 109 (1 run) Australia 375/7
SV Bahutule 19-3-64-1 (6nb) - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
ML Hayden 190* (302b 15x4 6x6) JN Gillespie 0* (8b)

 109.1 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, one run, steps out and drives it hard to
        long off all along the ground
 109.2 Harbhajan Singh to Gillespie, no run, defends well forward, goes in
        the air, just wide of Das at forward short leg
 109.3 Harbhajan Singh to Gillespie, no run
 109.4 Harbhajan Singh to Gillespie, OUT: goes for the cross batted heave,
        does not get horizontal distance, gets it high towards mid on,
        Ganguly runs a bit to his right and takes a well judged catch

       Australia 376/8, Partnership of 2
       JN Gillespie  c Ganguly b Harbhajan Singh  0 (11b 0x4 0x6)
       ML Hayden 191* (303b 15x4 6x6) Harbhajan Singh 35.4-6-126-5

 109.5 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, one run, goes back and defends it
        towards mid wicket for the single
 109.6 Harbhajan Singh to Miller, no run, on off stump, leans forward and
        defends it down

End of over 110 (2 runs) Australia 377/8
Harbhajan Singh 36-6-127-5 - Anna Pavilion End
ML Hayden 192* (304b 15x4 6x6) CR Miller 0* (1b)

 110.1 Bahutule to Hayden, two runs, steps out and lofts it to deep mid
        wicket, Harbhajan drops it as he ran a long way
 110.2 Bahutule to Hayden, no run
 110.3 Bahutule to Hayden, two runs, steps out, Bahutule lets it go very
        wide outside the off stump, Hayden reaches to it and drives it to
        long off for a couple
 110.4 Bahutule to Hayden, one run, on his pads, sweeps it to fine leg for
        the single that takes him to 197
 110.5 Bahutule to Miller, no run, on target, defends it well forward
 110.6 Bahutule to Miller, no run, pitched up, comes to the pitch with
        front foot forward and defends it down to the off side

End of over 111 (5 runs) Australia 382/8
SV Bahutule 20-3-69-1 (6nb) - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
ML Hayden 197* (308b 15x4 6x6) CR Miller 0* (3b)

 111.1 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, three runs, outside the off stump,
        cracks it through cover and runs three very well for a wonderful
        200
 111.2 Harbhajan Singh to Miller, OUT: comes out and goes for the lofted
        shot over mid wicket, gets vertical distance and Bahutule runs in
        a bit from mid wicket and takes a very well judged catch to mark
        the fourth duck of the day

       Australia 385/9, Partnership of 9
       CR Miller  c Bahutule b Harbhajan Singh  0 (4b 0x4 0x6)
       ML Hayden 200* (309b 15x4 6x6) Harbhajan Singh 36.2-6-130-6

 111.3 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, outside the off stump, left
        alone
 111.4 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, comes forward and defends it to
        mid wicket
 111.5 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, pitched well up, digs it out
        towards mid off
 111.6 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, one run, flicks it towards mid on and
        gets a quick run to keep the strike

End of over 112 (4 runs) Australia 386/9
Harbhajan Singh 37-6-131-6 - Anna Pavilion End
ML Hayden 201* (313b 15x4 6x6) GD McGrath 0* (0b)

 112.1 Bahutule to Hayden, no run, goes for the paddles sweep and gets it
        on his pads
 112.2 Bahutule to Hayden, one run, steps out and drives it hard tpo long
        off
 112.3 Bahutule to McGrath, no run, goes back and defends it towards
        backward point
 112.4 Bahutule to McGrath, no run, flighted ball on target, turns in
        away, leans well forward and defends it down
 112.5 Bahutule to McGrath, no run, goes for the harsh swep and misses it
 112.6 Bahutule to McGrath, no run, comes forward and defends it back
        towards the bowler

End of over 113 (1 run) Australia 387/9
SV Bahutule 21-3-70-1 (6nb) - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
ML Hayden 202* (315b 15x4 6x6) GD McGrath 0* (4b)

 113.1 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, on off stump, comes a bit
        forward and defends safely
 113.2 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, one run, almost yorks him there, digs it
        out, inside edge to backward square leg
 113.3 Harbhajan Singh to McGrath, no run, fastish ball on off stump,
        easily defends it to silly point
 113.4 Harbhajan Singh to McGrath, no run, hangs his bat out at that ball
        just outside the off stump, thick edge and falls well short of the
        slip
 113.5 Harbhajan Singh to McGrath, one run, flighted ball, puts his front
        fot forward and hits it across the line to square leg to get off
        the mark
 113.6 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, wide outside the off
        stump,reaches for it and hits it hard, does not connect wel, the
        ball bounces to the cover fielder

End of over 114 (2 runs) Australia 389/9
Harbhajan Singh 38-6-133-6 - Anna Pavilion End
GD McGrath 1* (7b) ML Hayden 203* (318b 15x4 6x6)

 114.1 Tendulkar to McGrath, two runs, leans back and cuts that widish
        ball to backward point
 114.2 Tendulkar to McGrath, no run, drives it to extra cover
 114.3 Tendulkar to McGrath, no run, outside the off stump, turning away,
        goes back and taps it to backward point
 114.4 Tendulkar to McGrath, no run, fastish ball, pushes it towards
        backward point
 114.5 Tendulkar to McGrath, no run, thrusts his pad well in frint and
        defends it safely
 114.6 Tendulkar to McGrath, no run, goes for the big shot, manages only
        to mid on all along the ground

End of over 115 (2 runs) Australia 391/9
SR Tendulkar 16-1-35-0 (2nb) - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
ML Hayden 203* (318b 15x4 6x6) GD McGrath 3* (13b)

 115.1 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, goes for the harsh sweep again
        and gtes on his back thigh, well outside the off stump and so no
        appeals
 115.2 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, OUT: steps out and lofts it straight to
        the throat of Ganguly at long off, fails to carry his bat through

       Australia 391/10, Partnership of 6
       ML Hayden  c Ganguly b Harbhajan Singh  203 (320b 15x4 6x6)
       GD McGrath 3* (13b) Harbhajan Singh 38.2-6-133-7

       There ends the Australian 1st innings
       The Indians have really fought back wel after being  belted for the
        whole of yesterday
       But for Hayden's innings, Australia seem to be in a bit of trouble
        again
       Same for India too, but for  Harbhajan Singh the bowling looks
        ordinary
       Harbhajan picks 6 wickets today and the only other wicket to fall
        today was also off his bowling
       But it was not credited to him as Steve Waugh handled the ball
       Australia adding 65 runs this morning and losing 7 wickets
       Hayden contributing 56 off those 65 runs

Match State: Lunch - Day 2

       The Umpires decide to call Lunch too as the wicket fell exactly 10
        mins before usual Lunch
       Get back to us in about 40 mins for more LIVE commentary of
        exciting cricket from Chennai
       McGrath to start to Das
   0.1 McGrath to Das, two runs, flicks it off his pads to deep square leg
        to start off in style
   0.2 McGrath to Das, no run, outside the off stump, extra bounce, left
        alone to the keeper
   0.3 McGrath to Das, two runs, short ball , plays the pull bravely and
        gets another couple
   0.4 McGrath to Das, no run
   0.5 McGrath to Das, one run, goes back and defends it towards cover and
        takes the quick single
   0.6 McGrath to Ramesh, no run, outside the off stump, swings aay,
        stands as he is and lets it to Gilchrist

End of over 1 (5 runs) India 5/0 (trail by 386 runs)
GD McGrath 1-0-5-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SS Das 5* (5b) S Ramesh 0* (1b)

       Gillespie will start from the Pavilion End
       oops from the Pattabhiram Gate end
   1.1 Gillespie to Das, two runs, leans forward to that pitche up ball
        and drives it through the vacant mid off region for another couple
        of runs
   1.2 Gillespie to Das, no run, outside the off stump, comes forward and
        shoulders arms
   1.3 Gillespie to Das, no run, on target, moves across and defends it to
        Langer at forward short leg
   1.4 Gillespie to Das, FOUR, pitched well up, goes for the off drive,
        gets an inside edge and the ball goes very close to the stumps to
        the fine leg fence
   1.5 Gillespie to Das, no run, outside the off stump, moves across and
        shoulders arms again
   1.6 Gillespie to Das, no run, comes forward to let it to the keeper
        this time, Gillespie gets some extra bounce too

End of over 2 (6 runs) India 11/0 (trail by 380 runs)
JN Gillespie 1-0-6-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
S Ramesh 0* (1b) SS Das 11* (11b 1x4)

   2.1 McGrath to Ramesh, no run, on off stump, defends it casually to
        cover with very good timing
   2.2 McGrath to Ramesh, no run, short ball, bouncing too high, Ramesh
        bends down and lets teh ball to Gilchrist
   2.3 McGrath to Ramesh, no run, outside the off stump, drops it short,
        did not bounce much this time, seams away, Ranesh safely keeps
        himself away from the line of the ball
   2.4 McGrath to Ramesh, no run, across the left hander, Ramesh sees the
        ball well and lest it to the keeper
   2.5 McGrath to Ramesh, no run, slightly short of length, bounces well,
        Ramesh moves away as he lets the ball to the keeper
   2.6 McGrath to Ramesh, no run, on off stump, better line making the
        batsman play at it this time, Ramesh half forward and defends it
        towards cover

End of over 3 (maiden) India 11/0 (trail by 380 runs)
GD McGrath 2-1-5-0 - Anna Pavilion End
SS Das 11* (11b 1x4) S Ramesh 0* (7b)

   3.1 Gillespie to Das, one run, flicks it very well off his pads to fine
        leg for the easy single, that shot was made easy as the ball was
        directed on leg stump
   3.2 Gillespie to Ramesh, no run, round the wicket to Ramesh, short of
        length ball on off stump, Ramesh defends it with foot planted to
        his crease
   3.3 Gillespie to Ramesh, no run, perfectly times that push to cover
        from off stump, but fails to place it well and so has to be
        contented just with the shot and no runs
   3.4 Gillespie to Ramesh, no run, on target, Ramesh comes a bit forward
        and defends it back towards the bowler
   3.5 Gillespie to Ramesh, no run, faster ball, drifting down the leg
        side, Ramesh tries to flick it hard and misses it and gets rapped
        on the pads, well outside the leg stump
   3.6 Gillespie to Ramesh, no run, on off stump, defends it back towards
        the bowler, not veryconvincingly as he plays at it away from the
        body

End of over 4 (1 run) India 12/0 (trail by 379 runs)
JN Gillespie 2-0-7-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SS Das 12* (12b 1x4) S Ramesh 0* (12b)

       3 slips and 2 gullies
   4.1 McGrath to Das, no run, comes confidently forward and defends it
        down to the off side
   4.2 McGrath to Das, no run, short ball, bouncer, well directed, Das
        bends down easily
   4.3 McGrath to Das, no run, fuller ball, outside the off stump, Das
        puts his front foot forward and lest the ball fly to Gilchrist
   4.4 McGrath to Das, three runs, short ball, Das rocks back and pulls it
        positively in front of square leg, did not connect very well and
        so gets just three
   4.5 McGrath to Ramesh, no run, wide outside the off stump, moving a bit
        away too, Ramesh carefully lets it go to the keeper
   4.6 McGrath to Ramesh, no run, across the left hander, short of length
        ball, just a bit away from dragging Ramesh to the shot

End of over 5 (3 runs) India 15/0 (trail by 376 runs)
GD McGrath 3-1-8-0 - Anna Pavilion End
SS Das 15* (16b 1x4) S Ramesh 0* (14b)

   5.1 Gillespie to Das, no run, on off stump, defends it to the off side
        off the front foot carefully
   5.2 Gillespie to Das, no run, outside the off stump, not anywhere close
        for Das to play at it, comes forward and lest it to the keeper
   5.3 Gillespie to Das, no run, outside the off stump, curls in a bit,
        Das goes back and across and leaves it alone
   5.4 Gillespie to Das, no run, fullish ball on off stump, cautiously
        bends down and defends it to the off side
   5.5 Gillespie to Das, no run, outside the off stump, plants his front
        foot forward and shoulders arms
   5.6 Gillespie to Das, FOUR, outside the off stump, leans back and jabs
        his bat at it and the ball bisects the 3rd slip and gully in a
        flash to the 3rd man boundary

End of over 6 (4 runs) India 19/0 (trail by 372 runs)
JN Gillespie 3-0-11-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
S Ramesh 0* (14b) SS Das 19* (22b 2x4)

   6.1 McGrath to Ramesh, no run, keeps it straight on target, leans a bit
        forward and pushes back towards the bowler
   6.2 McGrath to Ramesh, (noball) two runs, McGrath oversteps, leans
        forward and drives it back past the bowler just away from the
        wickets at the other end towards long off
   6.2 McGrath to Ramesh, no run, short ball, outside the off stump,
        Ramesh lets it alone which he usually does not do
   6.3 McGrath to Ramesh, FOUR, on his pads, flicks it beautifully through
        mid wicket to the fence, super shot from the local lad
   6.4 McGrath to Ramesh, no run, outside the off stump, pushes it towards
        point with no foot movement
   6.5 McGrath to Ramesh, two runs, on target, turns it towards mid wicket
        , did not time well enough this time and so gets just the couple
   6.6 McGrath to Ramesh, no run, fastish ball, just outside the off
        stump, leans to that and defends it towards cover

End of over 7 (9 runs) India 28/0 (trail by 363 runs)
GD McGrath 4-1-17-0 (1nb) - Anna Pavilion End
SS Das 19* (22b 2x4) S Ramesh 8* (21b 1x4)

       9 runs coming of that McGrath over
       Not an usual happening in Test cricket
       Miller comes to bowl very early replacing Gillespie
   7.1 Miller to Das, no run, stretches forward to that ball outside the
        off stump and defends it down very well
   7.2 Miller to Das, no run, that one turned away sharply, defends it
        down towards point
   7.3 Miller to Das, no run, leans to that ball and drives it very well
        through cover, Steve Waugh dives and stops well too
   7.4 Miller to Das, no run, flighted ball on target, flicks it to mid
        wicket, no piercing again
   7.5 Miller to Das, no run, flicks it hard again to mid wicket, not
        getting it wide of the man there
   7.6 Miller to Das, no run, fastish ball, comes forward and decides not
        o play at it and lets the ball to Gilchrist

End of over 8 (maiden) India 28/0 (trail by 363 runs)
CR Miller 1-1-0-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
S Ramesh 8* (21b 1x4) SS Das 19* (28b 2x4)

   8.1 McGrath to Ramesh, (noball) no run, digs it in short as Jayaprakash
        stretches his right arm horizontal to signal his overstepping,
        Ramesh bends down easily
   8.1 McGrath to Ramesh, no run, turns it to square leg off his pads
   8.2 McGrath to Ramesh, no run, across the left hander, holds his bat
        high and leaves it to the keeper cautiously
   8.3 McGrath to Ramesh, no run, short of length ball, bounces over
        Ramesh as he bends down to that ball quite easily
   8.4 McGrath to Ramesh, no run, coming round the stumps to Ramesh, keeps
        it on off stump, Ramesh comes a bit forward and defends it back to
        the bowler
   8.5 McGrath to Ramesh, two runs, short of length ball, leans back and
        forces it through cover,  Milelr dives and manages to half stop it
        and so the ball does not carry to the ropes
   8.6 McGrath to Ramesh, no run, way outside the off stump, fuller ball,
        left alone, Ramesh is never going to reach those balls which are
        really wide

End of over 9 (3 runs) India 31/0 (trail by 360 runs)
GD McGrath 5-1-20-0 (2nb) - Anna Pavilion End
SS Das 19* (28b 2x4) S Ramesh 10* (28b 1x4)

   9.1 Miller to Das, one run, short of length ball, goes back and taps it
        behind square leg enabling Ramesh to face Miller for the first
        time today
   9.2 Miller to Ramesh, no run, coming round the wicket to the left
        hander, on off stump, Ramesh comes forward and defends it back to
        Miller
   9.3 Miller to Ramesh, no run, outside the off stump, turning away,
        Ramesh delieberately pads it away
   9.4 Miller to Ramesh, no run, faster ball on target, Ramesh hurriedly
        defends it to the on side
   9.5 Miller to Ramesh, no run, Ramesh steps out with aggressive intent,
        fires that ball in, defends with his pads
   9.6 Miller to Ramesh, no run, outside the off stump, comes forward with
        his front foot well in front and lets it to the keeper

End of over 10 (1 run) India 32/0 (trail by 359 runs)
CR Miller 2-1-1-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SS Das 20* (29b 2x4) S Ramesh 10* (33b 1x4)

  10.1 Gillespie to Das, two runs, cracks it through cover with  a flat
        bat
  10.2 Gillespie to Das, no run, comes forward and defends it towards
        cover
  10.3 Gillespie to Das, no run
  10.4 Gillespie to Das, no run, leans well forward and defends it towards
        cover
  10.5 Gillespie to Das, no run, fuller ball, just outside the off stump,
        left alone
  10.6 Gillespie to Das, no run, short ball, Das ducks to it pretty easily

End of over 11 (2 runs) India 34/0 (trail by 357 runs)
JN Gillespie 4-0-13-0 - Anna Pavilion End
S Ramesh 10* (33b 1x4) SS Das 22* (35b 2x4)

  11.1 Miller to Ramesh, no run, short of length, turning away, defends it
        towards cover
  11.2 Miller to Ramesh, no run, outside the off stump, shoulders arms off
        the front foot
  11.3 Miller to Ramesh, no run, leans forward and defends it back to the
        bowler
  11.4 Miller to Ramesh, no run, comes out of the crease and drives it to
        cover easily, not in the gap
  11.5 Miller to Ramesh, no run, pushes it off the front foot to short
        cover
  11.6 Miller to Ramesh, one run, on leg stump, fastish ball, flicks it
        with his wrists to square leg to keep strike

End of over 12 (1 run) India 35/0 (trail by 356 runs)
CR Miller 3-1-2-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
S Ramesh 11* (39b 1x4) SS Das 22* (35b 2x4)

  12.1 Gillespie to Ramesh, two runs, leans to that ball outside the off
        stump and drives it well in front of point for a very good couple
  12.2 Gillespie to Ramesh, no run
  12.3 Gillespie to Ramesh, three runs, on his pads, easy pickings for
        Ramesh, flicks it easily to deep square leg and did not hit it
        well enough to take is across the ropes
  12.4 Gillespie to Das, no run, on off stump, leans well forward and
        defends it towards backward point
  12.5 Gillespie to Das, no run
  12.6 Gillespie to Das, no run

End of over 13 (5 runs) India 40/0 (trail by 351 runs)
JN Gillespie 5-0-18-0 - Anna Pavilion End
S Ramesh 16* (42b 1x4) SS Das 22* (38b 2x4)

       Warne into the attack now
  13.1 Warne to Ramesh, no run, outside the off stump, turns in, comes
        forward and lest it to the keeper
  13.2 Warne to Ramesh, one run, flicks it with his wrist behind square
        leg for a single
  13.3 Warne to Das, no run, on his pads, goes for the attacking sweep and
        misses it
  13.4 Warne to Das, no run, outside the leg stump, thrusts his pad
        forward and gets the ball on it
  13.5 Warne to Das, no run, flighted ball, well pitched up, pits his
        front foot forward and pushes it to extra cover
  13.6 Warne to Das, no run, outside the off stump, turns away, Das leans
        back and cuts it to backward point, not able to get it past the
        man there

End of over 14 (1 run) India 41/0 (trail by 350 runs)
SK Warne 1-0-1-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
S Ramesh 17* (44b 1x4) SS Das 22* (42b 2x4)

  14.1 Miller to Ramesh, no run, on off stump, comes forward and defend
        well
  14.2 Miller to Ramesh, one run, outside the off stump, taps it towards
        cover point for the fast run
  14.3 Miller to Das, no run, on target, comes forward and defends it to
        forward short leg
  14.4 Miller to Das, no run
  14.5 Miller to Das, no run, on off stump, comes forward and defends it
        down to the off side
  14.6 Miller to Das, no run, down the leg side, goes for the sweep and
        misses it again

End of over 15 (1 run) India 42/0 (trail by 349 runs)
CR Miller 4-1-3-0 - Anna Pavilion End
S Ramesh 18* (46b 1x4) SS Das 22* (46b 2x4)

  15.1 Warne to Ramesh, FOUR, outside the off stump, leans forward and
        drives, thick edge and the ball flies wide of slip to the 3rd man
        boundary for four lucky runs
  15.2 Warne to Ramesh, no run, outside the off stump, stretches to that
        ball and defends it well
  15.3 Warne to Ramesh, no run, outside the off stump, turns in, Ramesh
        gets his front foot well forward and shoulders arms
  15.4 Warne to Ramesh, no run, flights that ball on off stump, Ramesh
        cautiously defends it to the on side
  15.5 Warne to Ramesh, no run, on off stump, Ramesh carefully bends to it
        and defends it down
  15.6 Warne to Ramesh, no run, leans forward and pushes it towards mid
        wicket cautiously as he negotiates that Warne over

End of over 16 (4 runs) India 46/0 (trail by 345 runs)
SK Warne 2-0-5-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SS Das 22* (46b 2x4) S Ramesh 22* (52b 2x4)

Match State: Drinks

  16.1 Miller to Das, one run, goes back and works it to backward square
        leg with ease for the single
  16.2 Miller to Ramesh, no run, rocks back and cuts it to backward point
  16.3 Miller to Ramesh, FOUR, directed on his pads, flicks it very well
        leaning well forward through mid wicket to the fence
  16.4 Miller to Ramesh, two runs, rocks back and cuts it to deep backward
        point , Ponting givs the chase and stops it just in front of the
        ropes
  16.5 Miller to Ramesh, no run, outside the off stump, goes back and
        shoulders arms
  16.6 Miller to Ramesh, no run

End of over 17 (7 runs) India 53/0 (trail by 338 runs)
CR Miller 5-1-10-0 - Anna Pavilion End
SS Das 23* (47b 2x4) S Ramesh 28* (57b 3x4)

  17.1 Warne to Das, FOUR, sweeps it from off stump to mid wicket with
        style, Das very controlled on playing that shot
  17.2 Warne to Das, no run, deliberately pads it away outside the leg
        stump
  17.3 Warne to Das, no run, plays the cut to the faster ball on off stump
  17.4 Warne to Das, no run, flighted ball, pitching on middle stump and
        turns over the stumps, Das plays the sweep and gets beaten
        completely
  17.5 Warne to Das, no run, steps out and drives it to mid on confidently
  17.6 Warne to Das, no run, leans well forward and defends it to the off
        side

End of over 18 (4 runs) India 57/0 (trail by 334 runs)
SK Warne 3-0-9-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
S Ramesh 28* (57b 3x4) SS Das 27* (53b 3x4)

  18.1 Miller to Ramesh, one run, turns it behind square leg for the easy
        single off his pads
  18.2 Miller to Das, one run, goes back, stands up, turns it off his hips
        in front of square leg very well, Das played that really well
  18.3 Miller to Ramesh, no run
  18.4 Miller to Ramesh, no run, well timed push off the front foot to mid
        off, Mark Waugh fields there
  18.5 Miller to Ramesh, no run, pitched up flighted ball, drives it to
        mid off again
  18.6 Miller to Ramesh, no run, stretches forward and defends it down to
        the off side

End of over 19 (2 runs) India 59/0 (trail by 332 runs)
CR Miller 6-1-12-0 - Anna Pavilion End
SS Das 28* (54b 3x4) S Ramesh 29* (62b 3x4)

  19.1 Warne to Das, no run, plays the cut again, straightish ball,
        dangerous to that to Warne
  19.2 Warne to Das, no run, outside the off stump, turning away, pads it
        deliberately away
  19.3 Warne to Das, one run, outside the leg stump, turning in, Das gets
        his front foot across and sweeps it very hard to Miller at long
        leg
  19.4 Warne to Ramesh, no run, outside the off stump, straight ball,
        Ramesh comes forward and shoulders arms
  19.5 Warne to Ramesh, no run, fuller ball, turns in, left alone
  19.6 Warne to Ramesh, one run, outside the off stump, reaches to it with
        no foot movement and taps it to point for the easily jogged single

End of over 20 (2 runs) India 61/0 (trail by 330 runs)
SK Warne 4-0-11-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
S Ramesh 30* (65b 3x4) SS Das 29* (57b 3x4)

  20.1 Miller to Ramesh, no run, outside the off stump, left alone safely
  20.2 Miller to Ramesh, no run, flighted ball on his pads, defends it
        safely to the on side
  20.3 Miller to Ramesh, no run, on off stump, comes forward and defends
        back to the bowler
  20.4 Miller to Ramesh, no run, fastish ball, hurriedly pushes it to mid
        off
  20.5 Miller to Ramesh, no run, on target, comes a bit forward and
        defends it towards square leg with an angled bat
  20.6 Miller to Ramesh, no run, flighted ball on off stump, leans forward
        and drives it to mid off with ease, could not get it past the
        infield

End of over 21 (maiden) India 61/0 (trail by 330 runs)
CR Miller 7-2-12-0 - Anna Pavilion End
SS Das 29* (57b 3x4) S Ramesh 30* (71b 3x4)

  21.1 Warne to Das, one run, flighted ball, defends it towards gully and
        takes a risky single
  21.2 Warne to Ramesh, no run, drives it to deep mid off, Das came half
        way, Ramesh sends him back, atrocious running by Ramesh, there was
        a run SURELY
  21.3 Warne to Ramesh, no run, drives it to cover, Hayden dives and stops
        well
  21.4 Warne to Ramesh, no run
  21.5 Warne to Ramesh, no run
  21.6 Warne to Ramesh, no run

End of over 22 (1 run) India 62/0 (trail by 329 runs)
SK Warne 5-0-12-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SS Das 30* (58b 3x4) S Ramesh 30* (76b 3x4)

  22.1 Miller to Das, no run, on off stump, comes forward and defends it
        towards gully
  22.2 Miller to Das, no run, on off stump, leans well forward and defends
        it down cautiously
  22.3 Miller to Das, no run, stretches to that flighted ball on off stump
        and defends it towards cover
  22.4 Miller to Das, no run, fastish short of length ball, defends it to
        the off side again
  22.5 Miller to Das, FOUR, flighted ball on off stump, goes across the
        line and gets it over mid wicket to the ropes pretty harshly
  22.6 Miller to Das, no run, on off stump, stretches forward and plays
        and misses

End of over 23 (4 runs) India 66/0 (trail by 325 runs)
CR Miller 8-2-16-0 - Anna Pavilion End
S Ramesh 30* (76b 3x4) SS Das 34* (64b 4x4)

  23.1 Warne to Ramesh, no run, way outside the off stump, comes a long
        way, bounces well to be above the wickets
  23.2 Warne to Ramesh, no run, forces it hard to cover, straight to the
        man there along the ground
  23.3 Warne to Ramesh, no run, comes forward and defends with his pad and
        bat together
  23.4 Warne to Ramesh, one run, puts his front foot forward and tickles
        it fine towards fine leg for the single
  23.5 Warne to Das, no run, steps out to that flighted ball, not reaching
        the pitch, so thrusts his pads and defends it to the off side
  23.6 Warne to Das, no run, almost yorked him there, Das digs it out well
        towards the bowler

End of over 24 (1 run) India 67/0 (trail by 324 runs)
SK Warne 6-0-13-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
S Ramesh 31* (80b 3x4) SS Das 34* (66b 4x4)

  24.1 Miller to Ramesh, no run, on off stump, hurriedly defends it to
        silly point
  24.2 Miller to Ramesh, no run, flighted, well pitched up, drives it hard
        to cover, not piercing the field again
  24.3 Miller to Ramesh, two runs, steps out, Miller drops it in short,
        Ramesh manages to get bat to it and hits it in the air wide of
        Steve Waugh at short cover
  24.4 Miller to Ramesh, no run, outside the off stump, shoulders arms
        comfortably
  24.5 Miller to Ramesh, no run, flights that ball on target, Ramesh gets
        his front foot forward and defends with a straight bat
  24.6 Miller to Ramesh, no run, outside the off stump, turn and bounce ,
        Ramesh lets that one to Gilchrist

End of over 25 (2 runs) India 69/0 (trail by 322 runs)
CR Miller 9-2-18-0 - Anna Pavilion End
SS Das 34* (66b 4x4) S Ramesh 33* (86b 3x4)

  25.1 Warne to Das, no run, moves a bit away and cuts it towards backward
        point
  25.2 Warne to Das, FOUR, smacks it well, flighted ball on target, Das
        bends down and plays the smacky sweep
  25.3 Warne to Das, FOUR, steps down the track and drives it very well
        through extra cover, beats the man at mid off very well
  25.4 Warne to Das, no run, very well flighted ball, in the block hole,
        cautiously defends it back to the bowler
  25.5 Warne to Das, no run, puts his front foot forward and lets the ball
        to the keeper as it turns away
  25.6 Warne to Das, (noball) no run, Warne oversteps as he tries to bowl
        it in the block hole again, Das defends back to the bowler
  25.6 Warne to Das, no run, flighted ball again , awkwardly pushed back
        to Warne

End of over 26 (9 runs) India 78/0 (trail by 313 runs)
SK Warne 7-0-22-0 (1nb) - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
S Ramesh 33* (86b 3x4) SS Das 42* (73b 6x4)

  26.1 Miller to Ramesh, no run, on target, shortoish ball, defends it to
        mid wicket
  26.2 Miller to Ramesh, no run, outside the off stump, leans forward and
        defends it to the off side
  26.3 Miller to Ramesh, no run, taps it off his pads to square leg,
        Gillespie fields
  26.4 Miller to Ramesh, no run, leans back and hits it hard to Gillespie
        at backward square leg, does not connect well as he wanted
  26.5 Miller to Ramesh, no run, outside the off stump, put shis front
        foot forward and lets it to the keeper
  26.6 Miller to Ramesh, no run, flighted on off stump, defends it down
        with a straight bat to the off side

End of over 27 (maiden) India 78/0 (trail by 313 runs)
CR Miller 10-3-18-0 - Anna Pavilion End
SS Das 42* (73b 6x4) S Ramesh 33* (92b 3x4)

  27.1 Warne to Das, no run, rapped on the pads as he stretches well
        forward, half shout from Warne
  27.2 Warne to Das, no run, flighted , drifting down the leg side,
        defends it towards mid wicket cautiously
  27.3 Warne to Das, FOUR, on off stump, turns away, Das goes back and
        guides it very delicately and deliberately wide of backward point
        to the fence
  27.4 Warne to Das, no run, faster ball, way outside the off stump, Das
        can never reach to those
  27.5 Warne to Das, no run, flightes it on target, cautiously defends it
        to the off side
  27.6 Warne to Das, no run, short ball, cuts it to point, Steve Waugh
        fields it well preventing the run

End of over 28 (4 runs) India 82/0 (trail by 309 runs)
SK Warne 8-0-26-0 (1nb) - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
S Ramesh 33* (92b 3x4) SS Das 46* (79b 7x4)

  28.1 Miller to Ramesh, one run, cuts it to backward point harshly and
        gets the single
  28.2 Miller to Das, no run, comes well forward and defends it down
        cautiously
  28.3 Miller to Das, no run, outside the off stump, leans to it and
        defends it to the off side
  28.4 Miller to Das, no run, well pitched up, drives it to extra cover
        not vert fluently
  28.5 Miller to Das, no run, comes forward as the ball was just outside
        the off stump and defends it
  28.6 Miller to Das, no run, on off stump, leans forward and defends it
        towards cover cautiously

End of over 29 (1 run) India 83/0 (trail by 308 runs)
CR Miller 11-3-19-0 - Anna Pavilion End
S Ramesh 34* (93b 3x4) SS Das 46* (84b 7x4)

  29.1 Warne to Ramesh, one run, leans back and taps it towards backward
        point
  29.2 Warne to Das, FOUR, flighted ball, sweeps it hard to mid wicket,
        really wants to dictate terms to Warne, reaches his 50 too
  29.3 Warne to Das, no run, steps out and defends that ball back to the
        bowler , it was outside the leg stump too
  29.4 Warne to Das, no run, fastish ball outsidee the off stump, taps it
        defensively to backward point
  29.5 Warne to Das, no run, stretches forward and defends it towards
        point with bat and pad very much together
  29.6 Warne to Das, no run, pitches outside the leg stump, turns in, Das
        sweeps it with his front foot well forward to Ponting at square
        leg

End of over 30 (5 runs) India 88/0 (trail by 303 runs)
SK Warne 9-0-31-0 (1nb) - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
S Ramesh 35* (94b 3x4) SS Das 50* (89b 8x4)

  30.1 Miller to Ramesh, no run, flighted, right in the block hole,
        defends it towards mid on
  30.2 Miller to Ramesh, no run, on off stump, defends it towards the
        bowler
  30.3 Miller to Ramesh, no run
  30.4 Miller to Ramesh, no run, flights it on target, puts his front foot
        forward and defends it towards cover
  30.5 Miller to Ramesh, FOUR, outside the off stump, short of length ,
        guides it very late to the 3rd man fence
  30.6 Miller to Ramesh, no run, outside the off stump, comes forward and
        left alone to Gilchrist

End of over 31 (4 runs) India 92/0 (trail by 299 runs)
CR Miller 12-3-23-0 - Anna Pavilion End
SS Das 50* (89b 8x4) S Ramesh 39* (100b 4x4)

  31.1 Warne to Das, one run, outside the leg stump, sweeps it, gets a
        fine edge and runs fine
  31.2 Warne to Ramesh, no run
  31.3 Warne to Ramesh, one run
  31.4 Warne to Das, no run, defensive push back to the bowler
  31.5 Warne to Das, no run
  31.6 Warne to Das, no run, outside the leg stump, sweeps it hard to
        short fine leg

End of over 32 (2 runs) India 94/0 (trail by 297 runs)
SK Warne 10-0-33-0 (1nb) - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
S Ramesh 40* (102b 4x4) SS Das 51* (93b 8x4)

       mcGrath called back into the attack
  32.1 McGrath to Ramesh, no run, on target, comes a bit forward and
        defends it towards mid on
  32.2 McGrath to Ramesh, three runs, flicks it off his pads to deep mid
        wicket
  32.3 McGrath to Das, no run, on off stump, comes forward and defends it
        to the off side cautiously
  32.4 McGrath to Das, no run, outside the off stump, goes for the cut
        with no feet movement, misses it
  32.5 McGrath to Das, no run, pushes back to the bowler
  32.6 McGrath to Das, no run

End of over 33 (3 runs) India 97/0 (trail by 294 runs)
GD McGrath 6-1-23-0 (2nb) - Anna Pavilion End
S Ramesh 43* (104b 4x4) SS Das 51* (97b 8x4)

       Miller switching ends
  33.1 Miller to Ramesh, two runs, drives it through cover
  33.2 Miller to Ramesh, no run, on target, defends back to the bowler
  33.3 Miller to Ramesh, three runs, on his pads, flicks it off his pads
        to deep mid wicket and runs well for three
  33.4 Miller to Das, FOUR, comes forward and drives it very well along
        the ground wide of mid off, MCgRath gives a vain cahse
  33.5 Miller to Das, no run
  33.6 Miller to Das, one run, goes back and taps it backward of square
        leg for the single to face the first bal after Tea

End of over 34 (10 runs) India 107/0 (trail by 284 runs)
CR Miller 13-3-33-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SS Das 56* (100b 9x4) S Ramesh 48* (107b 4x4)

Match State: Tea - Day 2

       The final session about to start on Day 2
       The umpires are already on the field
       The day has been so far so good for India
       The players making their way to the centre
       McGrath continues
  34.1 McGrath to Das, no run, fuller ball outside the off stump, comes
        forward and lets it to the keeper
  34.2 McGrath to Das, no run, short ball, just outside the off stump, Das
        mives away easily
  34.3 McGrath to Das, one run, short ball, well directed, Das pulls it
        backward of square leg for the single to long leg
  34.4 McGrath to Ramesh, FOUR, on his pads, splendid on drive off his
        pads, good way to start after tea and reaches his 50 too
  34.5 McGrath to Ramesh, FOUR, another boundary, on off stump, leans well
        forward and drives it straight back past the bowler to the long
        off ropes
  34.6 McGrath to Ramesh, no run, drives it to point

End of over 35 (9 runs) India 116/0 (trail by 275 runs)
GD McGrath 7-1-32-0 (2nb) - Anna Pavilion End
SS Das 57* (103b 9x4) S Ramesh 56* (110b 6x4)

  35.1 Warne to Das, no run, flighted ball outside the off stump, leans
        well forward and defends it down
  35.2 Warne to Das, one run, flighted ball, on his pads this time, taps
        it behind square leg for the single
  35.3 Warne to Ramesh, no run, leans forward and pushes it awkwardly
        towards mid off
  35.4 Warne to Ramesh, no run
  35.5 Warne to Ramesh, no run, flighted ball on target, defends it down
        to the off side canfidently
  35.6 Warne to Ramesh, no run, outside the off stump, turns in, Ramesh
        gets his pad across and leaves it to the keeper

End of over 36 (1 run) India 117/0 (trail by 274 runs)
SK Warne 11-0-34-0 (1nb) - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SS Das 58* (105b 9x4) S Ramesh 56* (114b 6x4)

  36.1 McGrath to Das, no run, outside the off stump. quicker ball. puts
        his front fot forward and across and shoulders arms
  36.2 McGrath to Das, no run, awkward steep rise, just outside the off
        stump. Das stands up 'tall' and defends it down
  36.3 McGrath to Das, no run
  36.4 McGrath to Das, no run, short ball, steep rise again, goes back and
        thinks of the pull, decides against it later and defends it to the
        off side
  36.5 McGrath to Das, no run, outside the off stump, stepp rise again,
        defends it down cautiously
  36.6 McGrath to Das, no run, short balll, bounces high, Das goes beneath
        that one easily

End of over 37 (maiden) India 117/0 (trail by 274 runs)
GD McGrath 8-2-32-0 (2nb) - Anna Pavilion End
S Ramesh 56* (114b 6x4) SS Das 58* (111b 9x4)

  37.1 Warne to Ramesh, no run, outside the off stump, turns in, left
        alone to Gilchrist
  37.2 Warne to Ramesh, no run, comes well forward and defends it with his
        pads
  37.3 Warne to Ramesh, no run, outside off stump, goes back and across
        and defends it towards point
  37.4 Warne to Ramesh, one run, faster ball on his pads, pushes it to
        wide mid on for the single
  37.5 Warne to Das, no run, outside the leg stump, rapped on the back pad
        as he tries to defend forward
  37.6 Warne to Das, no run, cautiously defends it down towards point as
        the ball turns away

End of over 38 (1 run) India 118/0 (trail by 273 runs)
SK Warne 12-0-35-0 (1nb) - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
S Ramesh 57* (118b 6x4) SS Das 58* (113b 9x4)

  38.1 McGrath to Ramesh, no run, comes round the wicket to the left
        hander, keeps it on off stump, Ramesh leans well forward and
        defends it towards cover
  38.2 McGrath to Ramesh, no run, outside the off stump, Ramesh hangs his
        bat out at that one and is beaten , no foot work from Ramesh
  38.3 McGrath to Ramesh, no run, outside the off stump, comes forward and
        left alone to the keeper
  38.4 McGrath to Ramesh, no run, outside the off stump, straight ball,
        Ramesh stays as he is and lets it to Gilchrist
  38.5 McGrath to Ramesh, no run, pitched up, comes forward and drives
        that ball to mid off with good timing, but could not get the
        placement right
  38.6 McGrath to Ramesh, no run, short ball, Ramesh ducks down easily

End of over 39 (maiden) India 118/0 (trail by 273 runs)
GD McGrath 9-3-32-0 (2nb) - Anna Pavilion End
SS Das 58* (113b 9x4) S Ramesh 57* (124b 6x4)

  39.1 Warne to Das, no run, outside leg stump, steps out to the pitch of
        the ball and defends it
  39.2 Warne to Das, no run, defensively pushes it towards cover
  39.3 Warne to Das, one run, leans to that flighted ball and pushes it to
        deep mid off for the single
  39.4 Warne to Ramesh, no run, just outside the off stump, hurriedly
        defends it to silly point
  39.5 Warne to Ramesh, one run, on target, defensive tap towards mid on
        for the single
  39.6 Warne to Das, no run, flighted ball, on target, Das puts his front
        fot forward and defends at it, loud appeal, turned down, Warne not
        very happy

End of over 40 (2 runs) India 120/0 (trail by 271 runs)
SK Warne 13-0-37-0 (1nb) - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
S Ramesh 58* (126b 6x4) SS Das 59* (117b 9x4)

  40.1 McGrath to Ramesh, no run
  40.2 McGrath to Ramesh, no run, just outside the off stump, goes back
        and defends it towards cover cautiously
  40.3 McGrath to Ramesh, one run, leans forward and tries to defend at
        that ball on off stump, thick edge and the ball rolls to 3rd man
        for the single
  40.4 McGrath to Das, no run, goes back and defends that one with his
        body well behind
  40.5 McGrath to Das, no run, outside the off stump, goes back and
        shoulders arms
  40.6 McGrath to Das, no run, goes back and defends it to the off side

End of over 41 (1 run) India 121/0 (trail by 270 runs)
GD McGrath 10-3-33-0 (2nb) - Anna Pavilion End
S Ramesh 59* (129b 6x4) SS Das 59* (120b 9x4)

  41.1 Warne to Ramesh, no run, deliberately pads it outside the off stump
  41.2 Warne to Ramesh, two runs, moves back and across and turns it to
        backward square leg for a good couple of runs
  41.3 Warne to Ramesh, no run, on off stump, defends it back to the
        bowler
  41.4 Warne to Ramesh, OUT: on off stump, puts it front fot forward and
        tries to turn it to the on side, gets an inside edge on to the
        pads and lobs to Ponting at silly point, simple catch

       India 123/1, Partnership of 123
       S Ramesh  c Ponting b Warne  61 (133b 6x4 0x6)
       SS Das 59* (120b 9x4) SK Warne 13.4-0-39-1 (1nb)

       Laxman is the new batter
  41.5 Warne to Laxman, no run, flighted ball on his pads, defends it to
        forward short leg
  41.6 Warne to Laxman, no run, on target, leans forward and defends it
        down very well

End of over 42 (2 runs) India 123/1 (trail by 268 runs)
SK Warne 14-0-39-1 (1nb) - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SS Das 59* (120b 9x4) VVS Laxman 0* (2b)

  42.1 McGrath to Das, two runs, on target, short of length, goes back and
        turns with his wrist through mid wicket for a couple
  42.2 McGrath to Das, no run, fastish ball outside the off stump, defends
        it away from the body
  42.3 McGrath to Das, no run, the ball came in off the turf, Das goes
        back and defends it to the on side
  42.4 McGrath to Das, no run, coming round the wicket, on target, Das
        defends it awkwardly
       Jayaprakash warns McGrath for running onto the danger area
  42.5 McGrath to Das, no run, on target, slightly short, goes back and
        defends it to square leg
  42.6 McGrath to Das, no run, across the right hander, Das carefully
        decides not to play at it

End of over 43 (2 runs) India 125/1 (trail by 266 runs)
GD McGrath 11-3-35-0 (2nb) - Anna Pavilion End
VVS Laxman 0* (2b) SS Das 61* (126b 9x4)

  43.1 Warne to Laxman, no run, rapped on the pads as Laxman comes forward
        to defend at that one, loud appeal, turned down again
  43.2 Warne to Laxman, three runs, goes back and punches it very well
        through cover, hits it in the air for a while, Miller chases and
        saves it before the ropes
  43.3 Warne to Das, no run, stretches forward and defends it to the off
        side
  43.4 Warne to Das, one run, steps out and goes for the off drive, thick
        edge and rolls between slip and gully
  43.5 Warne to Laxman, no run, pitched up, drives back to the bowler,
        Warne picks it up and throws back to Gilchrist as Laxman goes for
        cover
  43.6 Warne to Laxman, no run, on his pads, flattish ball, defends it
        towards mid wicket carefully

End of over 44 (4 runs) India 129/1 (trail by 262 runs)
SK Warne 15-0-43-1 (1nb) - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SS Das 62* (128b 9x4) VVS Laxman 3* (6b)

       Gillespie replacing McGrath
  44.1 Gillespie to Das, no run, just outside the off stump, goes back and
        defends it to the off side
  44.2 Gillespie to Das, no run, good length ball, on off stump, leans
        forward and pushes it to cover
  44.3 Gillespie to Das, no run, super delivery from Gillespie, Das comes
        a bit forward and tries to defend at it, misses it completely and
        goes between bat and pad and misses the off stump by a whisker
  44.4 Gillespie to Das, no run, outside the off stump, hangs his bat at
        it, thick edge and goes to the slip on the bounce
  44.5 Gillespie to Das, one run, moves across and back and turns it to
        fine leg for the single
  44.6 Gillespie to Laxman, no run, just outside the off stump, defends it
        confidently towards cover

End of over 45 (1 run) India 130/1 (trail by 261 runs)
JN Gillespie 6-0-19-0 - Anna Pavilion End
SS Das 63* (133b 9x4) VVS Laxman 3* (7b)

  45.1 Warne to Das, no run, thrusts his pad to the ball outside the leg
        stump
  45.2 Warne to Das, SIX, sweeps across, and takes the aerial route too,
        the third umpire is called for the decision to check whether it
        cleared the rope or not, he decides its maximum, super aggressive
        shot from Das
  45.3 Warne to Das, one run, turns it backward of square leg
  45.4 Warne to Laxman, no run, short ball, hits it hard at Ponting at
        silly point
  45.5 Warne to Laxman, no run, outside the off stump, turns and bounces,
        Laxman plays it towards slip, Mark Waugh dives to it , could not
        reach to it
  45.6 Warne to Laxman, no run, outside the off stump, turns away just
        enough to beat the outside edge

End of over 46 (7 runs) India 137/1 (trail by 254 runs)
SK Warne 16-0-50-1 (1nb) - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SS Das 70* (136b 9x4 1x6) VVS Laxman 3* (10b)

  46.1 Gillespie to Das, no run, slightly short of length, , goes for the
        pull and plays it to mdi wicket
  46.2 Gillespie to Das, no run
  46.3 Gillespie to Das, no run
  46.4 Gillespie to Das, no run
  46.5 Gillespie to Das, no run
  46.6 Gillespie to Das, no run, outside the off stump, keeps low, fishes
        at it and misses

End of over 47 (maiden) India 137/1 (trail by 254 runs)
JN Gillespie 7-1-19-0 - Anna Pavilion End
VVS Laxman 3* (10b) SS Das 70* (142b 9x4 1x6)

  47.1 Warne to Laxman, no run, pushes it to mid on off his pads
  47.2 Warne to Laxman, no run, turning away from outside the leg stump,
        Laxman goes back and defends with a straight bat
  47.3 Warne to Laxman, no run, flighted and pitched up on his pads,
        drives back past the bowler to mid on
  47.4 Warne to Laxman, FOUR, on his pads, this time, Laxman times it
        through mid wicket and his wrists helping his placement to get his
        first boundary of this innings
  47.5 Warne to Laxman, no run, short ball, leans back and cuts it hard at
        Ponting at silly point
  47.6 Warne to Laxman, no run, flighted on target, defends back towards
        the bowler

End of over 48 (4 runs) India 141/1 (trail by 250 runs)
SK Warne 17-0-54-1 (1nb) - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SS Das 70* (142b 9x4 1x6) VVS Laxman 7* (16b 1x4)

Match State: Drinks

  48.1 Gillespie to Das, no run, outside the off stump, fuller ball, left
        alone to Gilchrist
  48.2 Gillespie to Das, no run, similar ball, similar result
  48.3 Gillespie to Das, no run, outside the off stump, gets some bounce
        too, pushes it firmly to point off the back foot
  48.4 Gillespie to Das, no run, the ball comes in very well off the turf,
        Das defends at it carefully with bat and pad nicely together
  48.5 Gillespie to Das, no run, on off stump, goes back and defends it to
        the on side with a straight bat and with the body well behind
  48.6 Gillespie to Das, no run, fuller ball outside the off stump, leans
        forward and defends it towards point

End of over 49 (maiden) India 141/1 (trail by 250 runs)
JN Gillespie 8-2-19-0 - Anna Pavilion End
VVS Laxman 7* (16b 1x4) SS Das 70* (148b 9x4 1x6)

  49.1 Warne to Laxman, no run, comes forward and drives back towards the
        bowler, Warne gets a hand to it preventing any run
  49.2 Warne to Laxman, one run, full toss on his pads, pushes it in front
        of square leg for the quick run
  49.3 Warne to Das, no run, on target, defends it to the off side
        stretching well forward
  49.4 Warne to Das, two runs, flighted ball, swivels in his back foot and
        plays that harsh sweep backward of square leg for the couple
  49.5 Warne to Das, no run, leans well forward and pushes it towards mid
        off
  49.6 Warne to Das, no run, outside the leg stump, Das opens up with his
        front foot to the pitch of the ball and defends it with a straight
        bat

End of over 50 (3 runs) India 144/1 (trail by 247 runs)
SK Warne 18-0-57-1 (1nb) - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
VVS Laxman 8* (18b 1x4) SS Das 72* (152b 9x4 1x6)

  50.1 Gillespie to Laxman, FOUR, outside the off stump, Laxman continues
        with his Kolkata touch, stays back and caresses it through the
        covers to the fence
  50.2 Gillespie to Laxman, no run, pitched up on off stump, leans forward
        and drives it to cover, this time, not in the gap
  50.3 Gillespie to Laxman, one run, fullish ball on off stump, defends it
        towards backward point to McGrath with an angled bat for the quick
        single
  50.4 Gillespie to Das, no run, comes well forward and defends it to
        Ponting at point
  50.5 Gillespie to Das, no run, digs it in short this time, Das moves
        away quickly
  50.6 Gillespie to Das, no run, target, quicker ball, Das goes back and
        defends it to the off side compactly

End of over 51 (5 runs) India 149/1 (trail by 242 runs)
JN Gillespie 9-2-24-0 - Anna Pavilion End
VVS Laxman 13* (21b 2x4) SS Das 72* (155b 9x4 1x6)

  51.1 Warne to Laxman, FOUR, steps out and drives it very elegantly all
        along the ground past the bowler to long on
  51.2 Warne to Laxman, FOUR, flighted ball on off stump, leans forward
        and thrashes it through cover in a flash, that was a splendid shot
        from the hyderabadi
  51.3 Warne to Laxman, no run, gets it on the pads, outside the off
        stump, as he tries to defend forward
  51.4 Warne to Laxman, no run, forces it with a flat bat and off the back
        foot to short cover
  51.5 Warne to Laxman, no run, fastish ball, goes for the cut and misses
        it as it keeps a bit low
  51.6 Warne to Laxman, no run, flighted ball on off stump, leans well
        forward and defends it to the off side carefully

End of over 52 (8 runs) India 157/1 (trail by 234 runs)
SK Warne 19-0-65-1 (1nb) - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SS Das 72* (155b 9x4 1x6) VVS Laxman 21* (27b 4x4)

  52.1 Gillespie to Das, no run, taps off his pads to square leg
  52.2 Gillespie to Das, no run, right in the block hole, Das tentatively
        tries to defend at it, the ball goes very close to the off stump
        to the keeper
  52.3 Gillespie to Das, two runs, drifting on his pads, goes back and
        across and flicks it in front of square leg for the couple of runs
  52.4 Gillespie to Das, no run, outside the off stump, bounce too,
        defends with a flat bat to Ponting at backward point
  52.5 Gillespie to Das, no run, angled down the leg side, takes his bat
        to it, seems to have brushed the gloves on its way to Gilchirst,
        half appeal from the Aussies
  52.6 Gillespie to Das, no run, this time , full length ball, moving away
        very late, Das fishes at that one and is beaten comprehensively

End of over 53 (2 runs) India 159/1 (trail by 232 runs)
JN Gillespie 10-2-26-0 - Anna Pavilion End
VVS Laxman 21* (27b 4x4) SS Das 74* (161b 9x4 1x6)

  53.1 Warne to Laxman, no run, goes back and hits it to cover, Steve
        Waugh fields
  53.2 Warne to Laxman, no run, quicker ball on leg stump, Laxman gos back
        and defends it very well
  53.3 Warne to Laxman, no run, steps out and takes it as a low full toss
        and drives it hard to mid on
  53.4 Warne to Laxman, FOUR, slightly short of length, Laxman rocks back
        and forces it in the gap through the off side very well, super
        shot from the man in form
  53.5 Warne to Laxman, FOUR, flighted ball, steps out of the crease and
        drives is exquisitely past the bowler to the long on ropes,
        spectatcular display from Laxman
  53.6 Warne to Laxman, no run, outside the off stump, turns away very
        wide, Laxman lets it safely

End of over 54 (8 runs) India 167/1 (trail by 224 runs)
SK Warne 20-0-73-1 (1nb) - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SS Das 74* (161b 9x4 1x6) VVS Laxman 29* (33b 6x4)

  54.1 Gillespie to Das, one run, pushes it awkwardly towards mid on and
        takes the qucik single to get off the strike
  54.2 Gillespie to Laxman, no run, anlged down the leg side, Gilchrist
        dives full stretch to gather it
  54.3 Gillespie to Laxman, no run, well pitched up, times it very well to
        cover
  54.4 Gillespie to Laxman, no run, short of length, defends it away from
        the body towards point
  54.5 Gillespie to Laxman, no run, short of length again, keeps it on
        target, Laxman goes back and defends it down cautiously
  54.6 Gillespie to Laxman, two runs, leans forward outside the off stump
        and drives it between cover and point for a very easy couple

End of over 55 (3 runs) India 170/1 (trail by 221 runs)
JN Gillespie 11-2-29-0 - Anna Pavilion End
SS Das 75* (162b 9x4 1x6) VVS Laxman 31* (38b 6x4)

       Warne gives  way to Miller
       Steve Waugh having a long chat with Miller
  55.1 Miller to Das, no run, outside the off stump, turns in, left alone
        off the front foot
  55.2 Miller to Das, no run, comes out and drives it to mid on
  55.3 Miller to Das, FOUR, takes it from way outside the off stump and
        despatches it over mid wicket
  55.4 Miller to Das, no run, outside the off stump, left alone
  55.5 Miller to Das, no run, on off stump, Das comes a bit forward and
        defends it down cautiously
  55.6 Miller to Das, no run, outside the off stump, turns in, Das plays
        the cut, the ball bounces more and goes to the keeper

End of over 56 (4 runs) India 174/1 (trail by 217 runs)
CR Miller 14-3-37-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
VVS Laxman 31* (38b 6x4) SS Das 79* (168b 10x4 1x6)

       Gillespie continues to Laxman
  56.1 Gillespie to Laxman, three runs, outside the off stump, times it
        perfectly through cover point, Slater chases and stops it just in
        front of the ropes
  56.2 Gillespie to Das, one run, turns it off his thighs to fine leg for
        the single
  56.3 Gillespie to Laxman, no run, nasty ball, straight on his hip area,
        Laxman cautiously defends it to the off side, Gillespie apologizes
        to Laxman
  56.4 Gillespie to Laxman, no run, outside the off stump, taps it towards
        point
  56.5 Gillespie to Laxman, one run, low full toss, outside the off stump,
        drives it to extra cover for the easy single
  56.6 Gillespie to Das, no run, pushes it to cover off the front foot

End of over 57 (5 runs) India 179/1 (trail by 212 runs)
JN Gillespie 12-2-34-0 - Anna Pavilion End
VVS Laxman 35* (42b 6x4) SS Das 80* (170b 10x4 1x6)

  57.1 Miller to Laxman, no run, flicks it wristily to mdi wciket, fumble
        by two men there, no run still
  57.2 Miller to Laxman, FOUR, on his pads, puts his front foot forward
        and turns it very fine to fine leg, nice intelligent batting from
        Laxman
  57.3 Miller to Laxman, no run, outside the off stump, goes back and
        leaves it alone
  57.4 Miller to Laxman, no run, the ball came in sharply, Laxman goes
        back and defends it well to the off side
  57.5 Miller to Laxman, no run, goes back and negotiates the turn and
        bounce with a very straight bated defence
  57.6 Miller to Laxman, bye: FOUR, outside the off stump, Laxman tries to
        defend at it and misses it, also beats Gilchrist and runs to four
        byes

End of over 58 (8 runs) India 187/1 (trail by 204 runs)
CR Miller 15-3-41-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SS Das 80* (170b 10x4 1x6) VVS Laxman 39* (48b 7x4)

       McGrath back into the attack
  58.1 McGrath to Das, no run, cautiously defends it towards point
  58.2 McGrath to Das, no run, on off stump, comes forward and defends it
        down to the off side
  58.3 McGrath to Das, no run, fuller ball, outside the off stump, comes
        forward and lets it to the keeper
  58.4 McGrath to Das, no run, similar ball, outside the off stump,
        similar result
  58.5 McGrath to Das, no run, moves back and across and defends it with a
        flick to mid wicket
  58.6 McGrath to Das, no run, pushes it off the front foot to backward
        point

End of over 59 (maiden) India 187/1 (trail by 204 runs)
GD McGrath 12-4-35-0 (2nb) - Anna Pavilion End
VVS Laxman 39* (48b 7x4) SS Das 80* (176b 10x4 1x6)

  59.1 Miller to Laxman, FOUR, pitched up, puts his front foot forward and
        lofts it to long on with a flick of his wrists
  59.2 Miller to Laxman, FOUR, rocks back to that short ball and cuts it
        to backward point fence to avoid the followon
       Australia should be happy now that the Indians have avoided the
        followon
  59.3 Miller to Laxman, no run, pushes it to cover off the front foot
  59.4 Miller to Laxman, FOUR, lofts it to long on again with power and
        just shows the bat to the dressing room and crowd
  59.5 Miller to Laxman, no run, goes back and defends it down
  59.6 Miller to Laxman, three runs, goes back and flicks it through mid
        wicket and gets a comfortablt three

End of over 60 (15 runs) India 202/1 (trail by 189 runs)
CR Miller 16-3-56-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
VVS Laxman 54* (54b 10x4) SS Das 80* (176b 10x4 1x6)

  60.1 McGrath to Laxman, no run, low full toss outside the off stump,
        forces it to cover
  60.2 McGrath to Laxman, no run
  60.3 McGrath to Laxman, no run, way outside the off stump, Laxman is no
        way going to play at those
  60.4 McGrath to Laxman, no run, again wide outside the off stump, left
        alone again
  60.5 McGrath to Laxman, no run, fuller ball, outside the off stump,
        Laxman thought of going through with the drive and then decides
        against it
  60.6 McGrath to Laxman, no run, outside the off stump, left alone

End of over 61 (maiden) India 202/1 (trail by 189 runs)
GD McGrath 13-5-35-0 (2nb) - Anna Pavilion End
SS Das 80* (176b 10x4 1x6) VVS Laxman 54* (60b 10x4)

       Miller goes around the wicket
  61.1 Miller to Das, no run, defended back down the track
  61.2 Miller to Das, no run, tossed up, played to backward short leg
  61.3 Miller to Das, no run, outside off, padded away to slip
  61.4 Miller to Das, one run, driven to midwicket, quick single taken
  61.5 Miller to Laxman, one run, wristily worked away past the fielders
        in the circle to Slater at long on
  61.6 Miller to Das, no run, cut to backward point

End of over 62 (2 runs) India 204/1 (trail by 187 runs)
CR Miller 17-3-58-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
VVS Laxman 55* (61b 10x4) SS Das 81* (181b 10x4 1x6)

  62.1 McGrath to Laxman, no run, outside off, inviting the drive, Laxman
        not interested, McGrath's deliveries are quite close to be ing
        called wide even in a test
  62.2 McGrath to Laxman, no run, once more, way outside off, Laxman lets
        it pass, Jayaprakash does nothing and McGrath continues
  62.3 McGrath to Laxman, no run, once more, same ball, similar response
        from batsman and umpire, quite content to play out time
  62.4 McGrath to Laxman, one run, way outside off, Laxman decides to get
        some runs instead and throws the bat at it, not a very wise shot
        but keeps it along the ground, goes past backward point to third
        man
  62.5 McGrath to Das, no run, late inswing from McGrath, appeal for
        legbefore from the bowler and other protagonists, the umpire
        thought it was going down leg, and rightly so
  62.6 McGrath to Das, no run, outside off, pushed to cover

End of over 63 (1 run) India 205/1 (trail by 186 runs)
GD McGrath 14-5-36-0 (2nb) - Anna Pavilion End
VVS Laxman 56* (65b 10x4) SS Das 81* (183b 10x4 1x6)

  63.1 Miller to Laxman, no run, on the middle stump, Laxman walks across
        and taps it to short leg
  63.2 Miller to Laxman, two runs, short and Laxman pulls it in front of
        square leg, McGrath gives chase and stops it with his boot and
        lets rip a poor throw way over the keeper
  63.3 Miller to Laxman, no run, outside off, attempted drive, hit hard to
        cover
  63.4 Miller to Laxman, one run, turned past the shortleg fielder to
        fineleg, McGrath into the act again, this time a better throw
        straight to the keeper
  63.5 Miller to Das, two runs, pushed way outside off, square driven past
        backward point, Hayden gives chase
  63.6 Miller to Das, one run, outside off, pushed past the slip fielder
        to short third man, Hayden runs around and fields and that is the
        end of the day

End of over 64 (6 runs) India 211/1 (trail by 180 runs)
CR Miller 18-3-64-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SS Das 84* (185b 10x4 1x6) VVS Laxman 59* (69b 10x4)

Match State: Stumps - Day 2

       That is the end of a very good day at the office for India, snapped
        up 7 wickets in the morning session giving away just 65 runs and
        then a very strong reply with 211/1, including a century opening
        partnership, a rareity for India of late
       VVS Laxman continues his great run with the bat, looking supremely
        in control, 59* in just 69 deliveries, some imperious boundaries
        off the spinners nad hte pacemen
       Das doing a good job at the other end, in sight of a second test
        century, first one was v Zimbabwe earlier this season, looked busy
        collecting singles and twos with comfort
       Ramesh also looked good while he was at the wicket, scoring a good
        half-century before becoming Warne's 375th test victim
       Warne is now 1 short of Marshall'3 376 wickets with Botham on 383
        also in sight
       Earlier Hayden's first test double century helped Australia get to
        391. They did lose their way this morning though thanks to that
        man again, Harbhajan
       He now has 24 wickets in this series at less than 20 per wicket, a
        useful economy rate of 2.2
       India look well in control as of day 2, took a pounding yesterday
        but have come back very well since. The bowlers doing their job &
        the batsmen seem bent on doing their job
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  64.1 McGrath to Das, OUT: full, straight and fast, Das doesn't move his
        feet, first ball of the day and that is plumb in front, dream
        start to the third day for Australia

       India 211/2, Partnership of 88
       SS Das  lbw b McGrath  84 (186b 10x4 1x6)
       VVS Laxman 59* (69b 10x4) GD McGrath 14.1-5-36-1 (2nb)

  64.2 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, full and outside the off, Tendulkar
        moves his feet into line and punches the ball to mid off, the
        crowd roars
  64.3 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, just short of a length and on the off
        stump, played back down the wicket with the full face of the bat,
        dust flying off the wicket already
  64.4 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, outside the off, full and quick once
        more, left alone with ease ny the batting genius from Mumbai
  64.5 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, short of a length and on the stumps,
        Tendulkar moves into line and turns the ball to the on side with a
        straight bat
  64.6 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, quick and outside the off stump,
        Tendulkar shoulders arms and lets that go through to Gilchrist
        behind the stumps

End of over 65 (maiden) India 211/2 (trail by 180 runs)
GD McGrath 15-6-36-1 (2nb) - Anna Pavilion End
VVS Laxman 59* (69b 10x4) SR Tendulkar 0* (5b)

  65.1 Gillespie to Laxman, wide: no run, so far outside the off and full,
        that's declared a wide
  65.1 Gillespie to Laxman, one run, short of a length outside the off,
        angled to the off side with soft hands
  65.2 Gillespie to Tendulkar, no run, short of a length on the off, good
        bounce and carry, the ball beats the bat and goes through to the
        keeper
  65.3 Gillespie to Tendulkar, no run, short of a length outside the off
        and Tendulkar is not going to go after that so early in the day,
        left alone to the 'keeper
  65.4 Gillespie to Tendulkar, no run, on the stumps this time but same
        length, just short of driving length, defended
  65.5 Gillespie to Tendulkar, no run, short of a length outside the off,
        left alone
  65.6 Gillespie to Tendulkar, FOUR, just short of a length and outside
        the off, Tendulkar stands tall and punches the ball through the
        off side, the ball goes off the fast outfield straight to the
        fence

End of over 66 (6 runs) India 217/2 (trail by 174 runs)
JN Gillespie 13-2-40-0 (1w) - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
VVS Laxman 60* (70b 10x4) SR Tendulkar 4* (10b 1x4)

  66.1 McGrath to Laxman, no run, wide outside the off stump, left alone
        with ease
  66.2 McGrath to Laxman, no run, wide outside the off once more and
        Laxman lets it go
  66.3 McGrath to Laxman, FOUR, on the off, slanting away just a shade,
        Laxman pokes at it, tries to get the bat out of the way and the
        ball goes off the edge between the keeper and slip
  66.4 McGrath to Laxman, no run, short of a length and outside the off,
        left alone
  66.5 McGrath to Laxman, no run, once more that teasing line outside the
        off, left alone
  66.6 McGrath to Laxman, no run, and with another one short of a length
        outside the off that is left alone, the over ends

End of over 67 (4 runs) India 221/2 (trail by 170 runs)
GD McGrath 16-6-40-1 (2nb) - Anna Pavilion End
SR Tendulkar 4* (10b 1x4) VVS Laxman 64* (76b 11x4)

  67.1 Gillespie to Tendulkar, no run, short and a bit of width, half cut
        half guided to Ponting at point
  67.2 Gillespie to Tendulkar, one run, full and on the pads, whipped away
        to deep square leg wristily
  67.3 Gillespie to Laxman, no run, full and wide, Laxman has a go at that
        without really moving his feet, the ball squirts off the edge to
        point
  67.4 Gillespie to Laxman, bye: two runs, short of a length and outside
        the off, the ball bounces once before Gilchrist and beats him
  67.5 Gillespie to Laxman, one run, once again outside the off and short
        of a length, steered down to third man
  67.6 Gillespie to Tendulkar, no run, full and wide of the stumps, left
        alone

End of over 68 (4 runs) India 225/2 (trail by 166 runs)
JN Gillespie 14-2-42-0 (1w) - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
VVS Laxman 65* (79b 11x4) SR Tendulkar 5* (13b 1x4)

  68.1 McGrath to Laxman, no run, and once again McGrath puts the ball
        perfectly on that spot short of a length and outside the off, left
        alone
  68.2 McGrath to Laxman, no run, short of a length poutside the off, left
        alone, this is a very different Glenn McGrath on display here. The
        man who bowled yesterday was not as consistent
  68.3 McGrath to Laxman, no run, and again, short of a length outside the
        off, left alone with ease
  68.4 McGrath to Laxman, no run, full and wide of the stumps, left alone
  68.5 McGrath to Laxman, no run, once again outside the off, what can
        pone say, well left
  68.6 McGrath to Laxman, no run, another over completed, outside the off,
        left alone

End of over 69 (maiden) India 225/2 (trail by 166 runs)
GD McGrath 17-7-40-1 (2nb) - Anna Pavilion End
SR Tendulkar 5* (13b 1x4) VVS Laxman 65* (85b 11x4)

  69.1 Gillespie to Tendulkar, no run, Jason Gillespie keeping it tight
        too, short of a length outside the off, left alone
  69.2 Gillespie to Tendulkar, FOUR, full and wide of the stumps,
        Tendulkar moves across in a flash and crashes the ball to the
        point fence, that was a cracking squiare drive
  69.3 Gillespie to Tendulkar, FOUR, just short of a length and on the
        off, the ball goes off the edge between the keeper and the slip
  69.4 Gillespie to Tendulkar, no run, full and outside the off, driven
        hard to covers
  69.5 Gillespie to Tendulkar, bye: FOUR, Gillespie bangs the ball in
        short and it slips down the leg side, even Gilchrist diving to his
        left can only get a glove to the ball as it races to the fence
  69.6 Gillespie to Tendulkar, no run, short of a length outside the off,
        left alone, calm end to an over that yielded 12 runs

End of over 70 (12 runs) India 237/2 (trail by 154 runs)
JN Gillespie 15-2-50-0 (1w) - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
VVS Laxman 65* (85b 11x4) SR Tendulkar 13* (19b 3x4)

  70.1 McGrath to Laxman, no run, short of a length outside the off and
        slanting away from the right hander, left alone with ease
  70.2 McGrath to Laxman, OUT: full and outside the off, Laxman has a poke
        at the ball and manages to do no more than edge the ball towards
        second slip, Mark Waugh, who else? takes a superb catch by his
        bootlaces and Laxman is gone

       India 237/3, Partnership of 26
       VVS Laxman  c ME Waugh b McGrath  65 (87b 11x4 0x6)
       SR Tendulkar 13* (19b 3x4) GD McGrath 17.2-7-40-2 (2nb)

  70.3 McGrath to Ganguly, no run, short of a length outside the off,
        McGrath on the spot even to the left hander
  70.4 McGrath to Ganguly, no run, short of a length and on the off stump
        this time, Ganguly goes back and across and dabs the ball towards
        point
  70.5 McGrath to Ganguly, no run, short of a length and outside the off,
        good lift and carry to the keeper who gathers the ball as Ganguly
        shoulders arms
  70.6 McGrath to Ganguly, no run, once agaoin short of a length outside
        the off, left alone

End of over 71 (maiden) India 237/3 (trail by 154 runs)
GD McGrath 18-8-40-2 (2nb) - Anna Pavilion End
SR Tendulkar 13* (19b 3x4) SC Ganguly 0* (4b)

  71.1 Miller to Tendulkar, no run, short of a length outside the off and
        skidding through as the batsman wont have anything to do with that
        one, Miller bowling mediumpace here
  71.2 Miller to Tendulkar, no run, short of a length and on the off,
        punched to mid off
  71.3 Miller to Tendulkar, no run, full and on the off, defended
        carefully
  71.4 Miller to Tendulkar, one run, short of a length and outside the
        off, cut away hard to the sweeper on the off side fence
  71.5 Miller to Ganguly, no run, well flighted and on the off, tapped to
        point, spin for Ganguly from Miller
  71.6 Miller to Ganguly, no run, outside the off and a bit of air, left
        alone

End of over 72 (1 run) India 238/3 (trail by 153 runs)
CR Miller 19-3-65-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SR Tendulkar 14* (23b 3x4) SC Ganguly 0* (6b)

  72.1 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, short of a length outside the off,
        left well alone by Tendulkar
  72.2 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, short of a length on the pads,
        clipped away to the on side, Tendulkar wants a run as the ball is
        wide of mid on, turned down by Ganguly
  72.3 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, just short of a length and outside
        the off, left alone
  72.4 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, once again just short of a length,
        outside the off and moving away a shade, Tendulkar has a good look
        at it and lets it go
  72.5 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, and there you go again, that's why
        McGrath is so tough to get away, short of a length outside the off
        and Tendulkar has no safe option but to leave the ball alone
  72.6 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, on the middle and off a bit of extra
        effort in that one, the ball squares up Tendulkar and zips past
        the edge of the bat, that was a peach oif a delivery

End of over 73 (maiden) India 238/3 (trail by 153 runs)
GD McGrath 19-9-40-2 (2nb) - Anna Pavilion End
SC Ganguly 0* (6b) SR Tendulkar 14* (29b 3x4)

  73.1 Miller to Ganguly, no run, well flighted and wide of th stumps,
        left alone
  73.2 Miller to Ganguly, one run, fulll and a bit of drift in to the off
        stump, driven wide of covers
  73.3 Miller to Tendulkar, no run, short of a length outside the off from
        military medium Miller, left alone by Tendulkar
  73.4 Miller to Tendulkar, no run, once again short and outside the off,
        left alone
  73.5 Miller to Tendulkar, no run, on the stumps this time, full again,
        patted back down the wicket
  73.6 Miller to Tendulkar, no run, full and outside the off, so wide that
        Tendulkar leaves it well alone

End of over 74 (1 run) India 239/3 (trail by 152 runs)
CR Miller 20-3-66-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SC Ganguly 1* (8b) SR Tendulkar 14* (33b 3x4)

  74.1 McGrath to Ganguly, no run, short of a length outside the off, left
        alone
  74.2 McGrath to Ganguly, one run, full and on the off, driven to mid off
        with soft hands
  74.3 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, short of a length outside the off, a
        circumspect Tendulkar leaves the ball alone
  74.4 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, short of a length outside the off,
        left alone
  74.5 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, full and on the off, McGrath makes
        Tendulkar play and he responds by defending carefully to the off
        side
  74.6 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, full and on the off, tapped to mid
        off

End of over 75 (1 run) India 240/3 (trail by 151 runs)
GD McGrath 20-9-41-2 (2nb) - Anna Pavilion End
SC Ganguly 2* (10b) SR Tendulkar 14* (37b 3x4)

  75.1 Miller to Ganguly, no run, full and outside the off, padded away,
        stifled appeal
  75.2 Miller to Ganguly, no run, a bit more air on the off, tapped to mid
        off
  75.3 Miller to Ganguly, no run, outside the off, flat and quicker,
        played away with an angled bat
  75.4 Miller to Ganguly, no run, short of a length outside the off and
        turning away a bit, left alone
  75.5 Miller to Ganguly, no run, full again and stroked to covers
  75.6 Miller to Ganguly, no run, outside the off from around the wicket,
        left alone

End of over 76 (maiden) India 240/3 (trail by 151 runs)
CR Miller 21-4-66-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SR Tendulkar 14* (37b 3x4) SC Ganguly 2* (16b)

  76.1 Gillespie to Tendulkar, no run, short of a length on the off,
        played off the back foot to covers
  76.2 Gillespie to Tendulkar, no run
  76.3 Gillespie to Tendulkar, no run, full and outside the off, driven
        hard at covers where Steve Waugh moves quickly, bends low and
        fields
  76.4 Gillespie to Tendulkar, no run, short of a length on the off,
        defended away with ease
  76.5 Gillespie to Tendulkar, one run, outside the off and just short of
        driving length, steered to thirdman
  76.6 Gillespie to Ganguly, no run, short of a length and wide of the
        crease, left alone by Ganguly

End of over 77 (1 run) India 241/3 (trail by 150 runs)
JN Gillespie 16-2-51-0 (1w) - Anna Pavilion End
SR Tendulkar 15* (42b 3x4) SC Ganguly 2* (17b)

  77.1 Miller to Tendulkar, no run, short of a length and wide outside the
        off, left alone, the ball barely carries to the keeper on the full
  77.2 Miller to Tendulkar, one run, full and on the pads, turned to the
        vacant area between square leg and midwicket
  77.3 Miller to Ganguly, no run, well flighted and on the off, defended
  77.4 Miller to Ganguly, no run, full and on the off, defended
  77.5 Miller to Ganguly, no run, short of a length, flatter and quicker,
        Miller goes back and tries to work the ball to the on side, rapped
        on the pad
  77.6 Miller to Ganguly, one run, short of a length outside the off,
        steered tohrough point

End of over 78 (2 runs) India 243/3 (trail by 148 runs)
CR Miller 22-4-68-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SC Ganguly 3* (21b) SR Tendulkar 16* (44b 3x4)

Match State: Drinks

  78.1 Gillespie to Ganguly, no run, short of a length and outside the
        off, chopped down to gully
  78.2 Gillespie to Ganguly, no run, short of a length outside the off,
        left alone
  78.3 Gillespie to Ganguly, (noball) FOUR, fu
  78.3 Gillespie to Ganguly, no run, short of a length and quick, left
        alone
  78.4 Gillespie to Ganguly, one run, full and on the off, driven wide of
        covers and a quick single stolen
  78.5 Gillespie to Tendulkar, no run
  78.6 Gillespie to Tendulkar, no run

End of over 79 (6 runs) India 249/3 (trail by 142 runs)
JN Gillespie 17-2-57-0 (1w 1nb) - Anna Pavilion End
SC Ganguly 8* (26b 1x4) SR Tendulkar 16* (46b 3x4)

  79.1 Miller to Ganguly, no run, full and on the off, Ganguly
        uncomfortable playing that ball
  79.2 Miller to Ganguly, one run, well flighted and on the off, driven to
        mid off and Ganguly runs hard to get off strike
  79.3 Miller to Tendulkar, no run, short of a lengh outside the off, left
        alone
  79.4 Miller to Tendulkar, no run, full and on the off, angled to point
  79.5 Miller to Tendulkar, no run
  79.6 Miller to Tendulkar, no run, full and on the pads, that keeps low a
        bit, defended

End of over 80 (1 run) India 250/3 (trail by 141 runs)
CR Miller 23-4-69-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SC Ganguly 9* (28b 1x4) SR Tendulkar 16* (50b 3x4)

  80.1 Gillespie to Ganguly, no run, short of a length outside the off and
        very quick, left alone, there was never any chance that Ganguly
        was going to play that
  80.2 Gillespie to Ganguly, no run, short of a length, very wide and
        quick once more, left alone, this is a ployt the Aussies are using
        against Ganguly - bowl a lot of short and wide stuff and then get
        him to drive at some thing closer and full
  80.3 Gillespie to Ganguly, no run, short of a length outside the off,
        left alone, watch out for that full delivery
  80.4 Gillespie to Ganguly, no run, short of a length and outside the
        off, left alone
  80.5 Gillespie to Ganguly, no run, short of a length and on the off,
        played down in most awkward fashion
  80.6 Gillespie to Ganguly, no run, short of a length outside the off,
        left alone

End of over 81 (maiden) India 250/3 (trail by 141 runs)
JN Gillespie 18-3-57-0 (1w 1nb) - Anna Pavilion End
SR Tendulkar 16* (50b 3x4) SC Ganguly 9* (34b 1x4)

  81.1 Miller to Tendulkar, one run, full and on the off, driven to covers
  81.2 Miller to Ganguly, no run, well flighted and outside the off, left
        alone
  81.3 Miller to Ganguly, one run, a bit of width and short, angled past
        point
  81.4 Miller to Tendulkar, no run, short of a length and wide, cut hard
        to point
  81.5 Miller to Tendulkar, one run, full and on the off, turned to the on
        side
  81.6 Miller to Ganguly, no run, full and on the off, Miller bowling
        offspin from around the wicket, tapped to covers

End of over 82 (3 runs) India 253/3 (trail by 138 runs)
CR Miller 24-4-72-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SR Tendulkar 18* (53b 3x4) SC Ganguly 10* (37b 1x4)

  82.1 Gillespie to Tendulkar, no run, full and onm the off, driven to
        covers, no chance of a single
  82.2 Gillespie to Tendulkar, no run, quick, just short of driving length
        and outside the off, left alone
  82.3 Gillespie to Tendulkar, no run, short of a length on the stumps and
        climbing on the batsman, Tendulkar goes back and punches the ball
        to mid on
  82.4 Gillespie to Tendulkar, no run, short of a length outside the off,
        left alone
  82.5 Gillespie to Tendulkar, no run, short and on the stumps, quick
        bouncer, left alone
  82.6 Gillespie to Tendulkar, no run, another bouncer and again ducked
        under

End of over 83 (maiden) India 253/3 (trail by 138 runs)
JN Gillespie 19-4-57-0 (1w 1nb) - Anna Pavilion End
SC Ganguly 10* (37b 1x4) SR Tendulkar 18* (59b 3x4)

  83.1 Miller to Ganguly, no run, full and on the off, padded away, appeal
        for lbw turned down
  83.2 Miller to Ganguly, one run
  83.3 Miller to Tendulkar, no run
  83.4 Miller to Tendulkar, one run, short and outside the off, not much
        bounce for Miller, steered to third man
  83.5 Miller to Ganguly, no run
  83.6 Miller to Ganguly, no run

End of over 84 (2 runs) India 255/3 (trail by 136 runs)
CR Miller 25-4-74-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SR Tendulkar 19* (61b 3x4) SC Ganguly 11* (41b 1x4)

  84.1 Gillespie to Tendulkar, no run, full, straight and on the off,
        driven to mid off
  84.2 Gillespie to Tendulkar, one run, short of a length and on the pads,
        whipped past midwicket
  84.3 Gillespie to Ganguly, no run, short of a length and outside the
        off, left alone
  84.4 Gillespie to Ganguly, no run, short of a length and on the off,
        Ganguly dabs, the ball goes off the edge one bounce to the slip
        cordon
  84.5 Gillespie to Ganguly, no run, full and on the off, stroked to mid
        off with the full face of the bat, that's a better shot from the
        Indian captain
  84.6 Gillespie to Ganguly, no run, short of a length outside the off,
        left alone

End of over 85 (1 run) India 256/3 (trail by 135 runs)
JN Gillespie 20-4-58-0 (1w 1nb) - Anna Pavilion End
SR Tendulkar 20* (63b 3x4) SC Ganguly 11* (45b 1x4)

  85.1 Miller to Tendulkar, no run, full and on the off, played back down
        the wicket
  85.2 Miller to Tendulkar, no run, short of a length and wide of the
        stumps, left alone
  85.3 Miller to Tendulkar, FOUR, full and on the pads, glanced away in
        fine fashion to the fine leg fence
  85.4 Miller to Tendulkar, no run, short of a length and outside the off,
        Tendulkar opens the face of the bat and guides the ball to point
  85.5 Miller to Tendulkar, no run, full and on the off, tapped away
        defensively
  85.6 Miller to Tendulkar, one run, once again short and widem, this time
        Tendulkar manages to glide the ball squarer and beats the point
        fielder

End of over 86 (5 runs) India 261/3 (trail by 130 runs)
CR Miller 26-4-79-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SR Tendulkar 25* (69b 4x4) SC Ganguly 11* (45b 1x4)

  86.1 Gillespie to Tendulkar, no run, short of a length and outside the
        off, left alone
  86.2 Gillespie to Tendulkar, no run, full and on the off, punched hard
        back down the wicket
  86.3 Gillespie to Tendulkar, no run, short of a length and wide outside
        the off, left alone with ease, that is not going to tempt
        Tendulkar
  86.4 Gillespie to Tendulkar, no run, short bouncer, pitched half way
        down the wicket, Tendulkar ducks as the ball sails harmlessly over
        his head, waste of effort from the man fans call Dizzy
  86.5 Gillespie to Tendulkar, no run, full and on the pads, Tendulkar
        stands tall and punches the ball to mid on
  86.6 Gillespie to Tendulkar, no run, full and on the off, patted back to
        the bowler

End of over 87 (maiden) India 261/3 (trail by 130 runs)
JN Gillespie 21-5-58-0 (1w 1nb) - Anna Pavilion End
SC Ganguly 11* (45b 1x4) SR Tendulkar 25* (75b 4x4)

  87.1 Miller to Ganguly, no run, full and on the off, stroked to mid off
  87.2 Miller to Ganguly, no run
  87.3 Miller to Ganguly, no run, short of a length and a bit of width,
        cut to point
  87.4 Miller to Ganguly, no run, well flighted, on the off, drifting in
        and spinning away, defended
  87.5 Miller to Ganguly, one run, full and on the off, stroked to mid off
        with soft hands
  87.6 Miller to Tendulkar, no run, well flighted and on the off, Miller
        bowling spin to Tendulkar too, swept square of the wicket

End of over 88 (1 run) India 262/3 (trail by 129 runs)
CR Miller 27-4-80-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SC Ganguly 12* (50b 1x4) SR Tendulkar 25* (76b 4x4)

       Ricky Ponting being introduced into the attack
  88.1 Ponting to Ganguly, no run, short of a length, straight and on the
        off, driven to mid off
  88.2 Ponting to Ganguly, one run, full and on the pads, turned to the on
        side and quick single stolen
  88.3 Ponting to Tendulkar, no run, full and very wide of the stumps,
        Tendulkar doesn't even bother moving on that occasion
  88.4 Ponting to Tendulkar, no run, short and wide, the ball stays low
        and shoots through
  88.5 Ponting to Tendulkar, no run, short and outside the off, Tendulkar
        leaves another one alone
  88.6 Ponting to Tendulkar, one run, full and on the off, steeered to
        third man

End of over 89 (2 runs) India 264/3 (trail by 127 runs)
RT Ponting 1-0-2-0 - Anna Pavilion End
SR Tendulkar 26* (80b 4x4) SC Ganguly 13* (52b 1x4)

  89.1 Miller to Tendulkar, one run, on the pads and very slow, turned to
        deep fine leg
  89.2 Miller to Ganguly, no run, full and on the pads, played at and
        missed, rapped on the pad
  89.3 Miller to Ganguly, no run, full and on nthe off once more, Ganguly
        half plays a shot and pads the ball away appeal for lbw turned
        down
  89.4 Miller to Ganguly, no run
  89.5 Miller to Ganguly, no run, short of a length and on middle and leg,
        Ganguly goes for a big sweep and misses, rapped on the pads
  89.6 Miller to Ganguly, no run, full and on the off, spinning away from
        the left hander, played and missed once more, rapped on the pads

End of over 90 (1 run) India 265/3 (trail by 126 runs)
CR Miller 28-4-81-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SR Tendulkar 27* (81b 4x4) SC Ganguly 13* (57b 1x4)

  90.1 Ponting to Tendulkar, no run, wide and full, so much so that no one
        could have reached that, left alone
  90.2 Ponting to Tendulkar, no run, once more, very very wide and full,
        once more left alone
  90.3 Ponting to Tendulkar, no run, full and on the off, Tenfulkar pats
        the ball to mid off
  90.4 Ponting to Tendulkar, no run, short of a length and on the leg
        stump, ball bounces a bit and goes over a ducking Tendulkar
  90.5 Ponting to Tendulkar, no run, full and on the off, driven to mid
        off
  90.6 Ponting to Tendulkar, no run, full and wide once more, left alone

End of over 91 (maiden) India 265/3 (trail by 126 runs)
RT Ponting 2-1-2-0 - Anna Pavilion End
SC Ganguly 13* (57b 1x4) SR Tendulkar 27* (87b 4x4)

  91.1 Miller to Ganguly, no run, well flighted and on the off, defended
  91.2 Miller to Ganguly, no run, short of a length on the off a bit of
        bounce as well, defended
  91.3 Miller to Ganguly, no run, full and on the off, defended
  91.4 Miller to Ganguly, one run, shoirt of a length and on the stumps,
        Ganguly sweeps to fine leg
  91.5 Miller to Tendulkar, no run, full and on the pads, turned to the on
        side
  91.6 Miller to Tendulkar, no run, well flighted anbd outside the off,
        left alone

End of over 92 (1 run) India 266/3 (trail by 125 runs)
CR Miller 29-4-82-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SC Ganguly 14* (61b 1x4) SR Tendulkar 27* (89b 4x4)

       With that the players walk off the field for lunch
       Glenn McGrath, removing Das with the first ball of the day has
        helped Australia claw its way back in this innings
       The umpires are the last off the field
       That ladies and gentleman, is lunch on the third day

Match State: Lunch - Day 3

       Players are back on the field after lunch
  92.1 McGrath to Ganguly, no run, short of a length and on the off,
        driven to mid off
  92.2 McGrath to Ganguly, no run, full and on the pads, stroked back down
        the wicket to the bowler
  92.3 McGrath to Ganguly, no run, short of a l
  92.4 McGrath to Ganguly, FOUR, full and a bit of width outside the off,
        square driven just behind point in convincing fashion
  92.5 McGrath to Ganguly, no run, short of a length and outside the off,
        left alone
  92.6 McGrath to Ganguly, no run, short bouncer, ducked under wiuth ease

End of over 93 (4 runs) India 270/3 (trail by 121 runs)
GD McGrath 21-9-45-2 (2nb) - Anna Pavilion End
SR Tendulkar 27* (89b 4x4) SC Ganguly 18* (67b 2x4)

       Finally Shane Warne being introduced into the attack
  93.1 Warne to Tendulkar, no run, well flighted and on Tendulkar's toes,
        defended to the on side with ease
  93.2 Warne to Tendulkar, one run, full and on the pads, swept down to
        fine leg
  93.3 Warne to Ganguly, bye: one run, well flighted and wide outside the
        off, the ball spins in as Ganguly leaves it alone and goes off
        Gilchrist's gloves
  93.4 Warne to Tendulkar, no run, full and down the leg siude, Tendulkar
        attempts the sweep and misses
  93.5 Warne to Tendulkar, one run, once again down the leg side,
        Tendulkar goes down the track and nudges to fine leg
  93.6 Warne to Ganguly, FOUR, tossed up again and outside the off,
        Ganguly sees it early and lofts effortlessly over mid on

End of over 94 (7 runs) India 277/3 (trail by 114 runs)
SK Warne 21-0-79-1 (1nb) - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SR Tendulkar 29* (93b 4x4) SC Ganguly 22* (69b 3x4)

  94.1 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, just short of a length and on the off
        side, patted back down the wicket
  94.2 McGrath to Tendulkar, two runs, full and a bit of width outside the
        off, driven past a diving Steve Waugh at cover
  94.3 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run
  94.4 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, short of a length outside the off,
        left alone
  94.5 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, fuller and straighter, on the stumps,
        played back down the wicket with the full face of the bat
  94.6 McGrath to Tendulkar, FOUR, just short of driving length outside
        the off, Tendulkar stands tall, plays on the up through covers,
        fine shot, the ball beats the field and races to the fence

End of over 95 (6 runs) India 283/3 (trail by 108 runs)
GD McGrath 22-9-51-2 (2nb) - Anna Pavilion End
SC Ganguly 22* (69b 3x4) SR Tendulkar 35* (99b 5x4)

  95.1 Warne to Ganguly, no run, three feet wide outside the off stump and
        just short of driving leength, easily left alone
  95.2 Warne to Ganguly, no run, fuller and closer to the off stump, ball
        spins in a fair bit, defended
  95.3 Warne to Ganguly, no run, well flighted and wide of the stumps
        again, padded away by Ganguly
  95.4 Warne to Ganguly, no run, flatter and a bit more rip in that, ball
        spins from outside the off into the batsman, defended
  95.5 Warne to Ganguly, no run, full and on the off, a bit more air,
        stroked to mid off
  95.6 Warne to Ganguly, no run, short of a length and on the stumps,
        turned to the on side

End of over 96 (maiden) India 283/3 (trail by 108 runs)
SK Warne 22-1-79-1 (1nb) - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SR Tendulkar 35* (99b 5x4) SC Ganguly 22* (75b 3x4)

  96.1 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, just short of a length and outside
        the off, Tendulkar slashes and misses, lucky not to get an edge to
        that one
  96.2 McGrath to Tendulkar, one run, full and on the off, tapped just
        wide of the fielder at covers
  96.3 McGrath to Ganguly, OUT: just short of a length outside the off,
        Ganguly flashes at it without moving his feet, there's nothing
        more that could happen other than an outside edge, easily pouched

       India 284/4, Partnership of 47
       SC Ganguly  c Gilchrist b McGrath  22 (76b 3x4 0x6)
       SR Tendulkar 36* (101b 5x4) GD McGrath 22.3-9-52-3 (2nb)

  96.4 McGrath to Dravid, no run, full and on the off, driven hard to mid
        on
  96.5 McGrath to Dravid, bye: FOUR
  96.6 McGrath to Dravid, no run, just short of a length off the edge to
        slip, one bounce

End of over 97 (5 runs) India 288/4 (trail by 103 runs)
GD McGrath 23-9-52-3 (2nb) - Anna Pavilion End
SR Tendulkar 36* (101b 5x4) R Dravid 0* (3b)

  97.1 Warne to Tendulkar, no run, just short of a lenth, pitching outside
        leg and spinning in, defended
  97.2 Warne to Tendulkar, two runs, full and down the leg side, swept
        hard and fine
  97.3 Warne to Tendulkar, one run, short of a length outside the off, cut
        hard to the cover region
  97.4 Warne to Dravid, no run, well flighted and on the pads, defended
  97.5 Warne to Dravid, no run
  97.6 Warne to Dravid, one run, well flighted and outside the off, driven
        uppishly but safely past the bowler towards mid off

End of over 98 (4 runs) India 292/4 (trail by 99 runs)
SK Warne 23-1-83-1 (1nb) - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
R Dravid 1* (6b) SR Tendulkar 39* (104b 5x4)

  98.1 McGrath to Dravid, no run, short of a length outside the off, left
        alone
  98.2 McGrath to Dravid, no run, just short of a length and on the off,
        defended off the back foot to the off side
  98.3 McGrath to Dravid, two runs, full and outside the off, driven down
        the ground with the full face of the bat
  98.4 McGrath to Dravid, no run, just short of a length outside the off,
        left alone
  98.5 McGrath to Dravid, no run
  98.6 McGrath to Dravid, no run, full and on the pads, driven to mid on

End of over 99 (2 runs) India 294/4 (trail by 97 runs)
GD McGrath 24-9-54-3 (2nb) - Anna Pavilion End
SR Tendulkar 39* (104b 5x4) R Dravid 3* (12b)

  99.1 Warne to Tendulkar, one run, well flighted and on the pads, stroked
        to mid wicket
  99.2 Warne to Dravid, no run, well flighted and on the pads once more,
        defended to the on side
  99.3 Warne to Dravid, no run
  99.4 Warne to Dravid, two runs, full and down the leg side, flicked
        through midwicket
  99.5 Warne to Dravid, no run, short pof a length and very wide, cut hard
        to point
  99.6 Warne to Dravid, no run

End of over 100 (3 runs) India 297/4 (trail by 94 runs)
SK Warne 24-1-86-1 (1nb) - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SR Tendulkar 40* (105b 5x4) R Dravid 5* (17b)

 100.1 Miller to Tendulkar, SIX, well flighted and on the off, Tendulkar
        sees it early and sweeps well for six over midwicket
 100.2 Miller to Tendulkar, one run, short of a length on the pads, turned
        behind square
 100.3 Miller to Dravid, one run, full and on the pads, tapped to mid on
        with soft hands
 100.4 Miller to Tendulkar, no run, flat and fast on the off, defended
 100.5 Miller to Tendulkar, FOUR, down the leg side and Tendulkar dabbles
        the ball away to fine leg, that's a half century
 100.6 Miller to Tendulkar, no run

End of over 101 (12 runs) India 309/4 (trail by 82 runs)
CR Miller 30-4-94-0 - Anna Pavilion End
R Dravid 6* (18b) SR Tendulkar 51* (110b 6x4 1x6)

 101.1 Warne to Dravid, no run, well flighted, short of a length and
        outside the leg, Dravid comes down the track and defends
 101.2 Warne to Dravid, no run, outside the leg stump, full, padded away
 101.3 Warne to Dravid, no run, full and down the leg side, Dravid lunges
        down the wicket, flicks and misses and is rapped on the pads
 101.4 Warne to Dravid, no run, full and on middle and leg, defended
 101.5 Warne to Dravid, no run
 101.6 Warne to Dravid, FOUR, short of a length and outside the leg stump,
        pulled hard to the midwicket fence

End of over 102 (4 runs) India 313/4 (trail by 78 runs)
SK Warne 25-1-90-1 (1nb) - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SR Tendulkar 51* (110b 6x4 1x6) R Dravid 10* (24b 1x4)

 102.1 Miller to Tendulkar, no run, flighted and outside the off,
        Tendulkar attempts another cheeky sweep and misses
 102.2 Miller to Tendulkar, no run, full fast and outside the off, left
        alone
 102.3 Miller to Tendulkar, no run, full and outside the off, driven to
        mid on
 102.4 Miller to Tendulkar, one run, full and very wide, driven square of
        the wicket
 102.5 Miller to Dravid, no run, full and on the off, driven wristily past
        the bowler to mid on
 102.6 Miller to Dravid, no run, straight and full, defended back down the
        track

End of over 103 (1 run) India 314/4 (trail by 77 runs)
CR Miller 31-4-95-0 - Anna Pavilion End
SR Tendulkar 52* (114b 6x4 1x6) R Dravid 10* (26b 1x4)

 103.1 Warne to Tendulkar, one run
 103.2 Warne to Dravid, one run, short of a length on middle and leg,
        pucnhed just wide of midwicket
 103.3 Warne to Tendulkar, no run, tossed up and on the pads, defended
 103.4 Warne to Tendulkar, FOUR, short of a length outside the off, pulled
        hard to thje midwicket fence, the crowds burst out in chants,
        claps and drumbeats!
 103.5 Warne to Tendulkar, one run
 103.6 Warne to Dravid, no run

End of over 104 (7 runs) India 321/4 (trail by 70 runs)
SK Warne 26-1-97-1 (1nb) - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SR Tendulkar 58* (118b 7x4 1x6) R Dravid 11* (28b 1x4)

 104.1 Miller to Tendulkar, no run, full and on the pads, defended
 104.2 Miller to Tendulkar, no run, full and on the off, defended back
        down the wicket
 104.3 Miller to Tendulkar, one run, wide outside the off and full, driven
        hard to the sweeper on the offside fence
 104.4 Miller to Dravid, one run, short of a length, down the leg side,
        worked away to fine leg
 104.5 Miller to Tendulkar, one run, full and on the off, tapped with the
        spin past forward short leg, quick single stolen
 104.6 Miller to Dravid, no run, well flighted and outsiude the off,
        padded away

End of over 105 (3 runs) India 324/4 (trail by 67 runs)
CR Miller 32-4-98-0 - Anna Pavilion End
SR Tendulkar 60* (122b 7x4 1x6) R Dravid 12* (30b 1x4)

Match State: Drinks

 105.1 Warne to Tendulkar, no run
 105.2 Warne to Tendulkar, no run, well flighted and wide outside the off,
        left alone
 105.3 Warne to Tendulkar, no run, full and on the off, driven to mid off
 105.4 Warne to Tendulkar, one run, full and on the pads, tucked away to
        the on side
 105.5 Warne to Dravid, no run
 105.6 Warne to Dravid, FOUR, short and wide, despite what must have been
        a good lunch, Dravid is alert to the opportunity, cover driven off
        the back foot

End of over 106 (5 runs) India 329/4 (trail by 62 runs)
SK Warne 27-1-102-1 (1nb) - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SR Tendulkar 61* (126b 7x4 1x6) R Dravid 16* (32b 2x4)

 106.1 Miller to Tendulkar, no run, on the off, short of a lengty,
        spinning in, cut to point
 106.2 Miller to Tendulkar, one run, on the off, spinning in and a bit
        flatter, nurdled to the on side
 106.3 Miller to Dravid, no run
 106.4 Miller to Dravid, no run, well flighted and on the off, padded away
 106.5 Miller to Dravid, no run, full and outside the off, driven to mid
        off
 106.6 Miller to Dravid, no run

End of over 107 (1 run) India 330/4 (trail by 61 runs)
CR Miller 33-4-99-0 - Anna Pavilion End
SR Tendulkar 62* (128b 7x4 1x6) R Dravid 16* (36b 2x4)

 107.1 Warne to Tendulkar, no run, full and down leg side, swept to short
        fine leg
 107.2 Warne to Tendulkar, one run, again down leg side, swept a bit
        squarer this time, easy single in that area
 107.3 Warne to Dravid, no run, well flighted and outside the leg, the
        ball spins across the face of the bat and goes to the keeper
 107.4 Warne to Dravid, FOUR, full and on the off, on driven past the
        bowler in fine style with the full face of the bat
 107.5 Warne to Dravid, no run, short of a length outside the off, left
        alone
 107.6 Warne to Dravid, FOUR, full toss outside the leg stump, flicked
        away to the fence, good use of the wrists there, again the drummer
        in the stands gets going

End of over 108 (9 runs) India 339/4 (trail by 52 runs)
SK Warne 28-1-111-1 (1nb) - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SR Tendulkar 63* (130b 7x4 1x6) R Dravid 24* (40b 4x4)

 108.1 Miller to Tendulkar, two runs, down the leg side and Tendulkar
        paddles the ball away fine
 108.2 Miller to Tendulkar, two runs, on the pads and flatter, tapped away
        to the on side, vacant area there, good first run gets the batsman
        two
 108.3 Miller to Tendulkar, one run, short and wide, cyt hard through
        covers
 108.4 Miller to Dravid, no run, straight and flat, defended to the on
        side wristily
 108.5 Miller to Dravid, no run
 108.6 Miller to Dravid, no run, full and on the off, defended easily as
        yet another wicketless Miller over ends

End of over 109 (5 runs) India 344/4 (trail by 47 runs)
CR Miller 34-4-104-0 - Anna Pavilion End
SR Tendulkar 68* (133b 7x4 1x6) R Dravid 24* (43b 4x4)

       Mark Waugh being introduced into the attack
 109.1 ME Waugh to Tendulkar, one run, short and on the pads, turned
        around the corner with ease
 109.2 ME Waugh to Dravid, one run, same ball as the previous one and this
        time Dravid obliges by patting the ball away to the on side
 109.3 ME Waugh to Tendulkar, no run, well flighted, full and on the off,
        defended
 109.4 ME Waugh to Tendulkar, no run, full and on the off, defended
 109.5 ME Waugh to Tendulkar, no run, outside the off and a full length
        once more, tapped to covers
 109.6 ME Waugh to Tendulkar, no run

End of over 110 (2 runs) India 346/4 (trail by 45 runs)
ME Waugh 1-0-2-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
R Dravid 25* (44b 4x4) SR Tendulkar 69* (138b 7x4 1x6)

 110.1 Miller to Dravid, FOUR, well flighted and outside the off, Dravid
        sees it early and whips the ball over midwicket
 110.2 Miller to Dravid, one run, on the pads and flatter, turned around
        the corner
 110.3 Miller to Tendulkar, no run, full and outside the off, defended to
        point
 110.4 Miller to Tendulkar, no run, short and wide, cut to point
 110.5 Miller to Tendulkar, one run, well flighted and outside the off,
        Tendulkar goes to play the paddle shot and decides to late cut at
        the last moment
 110.6 Miller to Dravid, no run, faster one speared in flat on the pads,
        defended to the on side with ease

End of over 111 (6 runs) India 352/4 (trail by 39 runs)
CR Miller 35-4-110-0 - Anna Pavilion End
SR Tendulkar 70* (141b 7x4 1x6) R Dravid 30* (47b 5x4)

 111.1 ME Waugh to Tendulkar, no run, short of a length outside the off,
        played back to the bowler
 111.2 ME Waugh to Tendulkar, one run
 111.3 ME Waugh to Dravid, no run, well flighted and on the off, tapped
        back to the bowler
 111.4 ME Waugh to Dravid, one run, full and down the leg side, flicked to
        square leg
 111.5 ME Waugh to Tendulkar, no run, short and wide, angled to short
        third man
 111.6 ME Waugh to Tendulkar, no run, full and on the off, played back
        down the wicket

End of over 112 (2 runs) India 354/4 (trail by 37 runs)
ME Waugh 2-0-4-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
R Dravid 31* (49b 5x4) SR Tendulkar 71* (145b 7x4 1x6)

 112.1 Miller to Dravid, no run, full and on the off, defended
 112.2 Miller to Dravid, no run
 112.3 Miller to Dravid, FOUR, full and on the off, splattered back past
        the bowler with power, the ball races away to the fence
 112.4 Miller to Dravid, no run
 112.5 Miller to Dravid, no run, well flighted and on the off, padded away
 112.6 Miller to Dravid, two runs, short and wide, puched through the off
        side

End of over 113 (6 runs) India 360/4 (trail by 31 runs)
CR Miller 36-4-116-0 - Anna Pavilion End
SR Tendulkar 71* (145b 7x4 1x6) R Dravid 37* (55b 6x4)

       New ball being taken now and Jason Gillespie gets a chance to
        attack the batsmen
 113.1 Gillespie to Tendulkar, no run, just short of a length and quick,
        the extra bounce surprises Tendulkar when he tries to defend
 113.2 Gillespie to Tendulkar, one run, overpitches and outside the off,
        driven to covers
 113.3 Gillespie to Dravid, legbye: one run, short od a length on the pads
        off the pads to square leg
 113.4 Gillespie to Tendulkar, no run, short, quick and outside the off,
        left alone
 113.5 Gillespie to Tendulkar, no run, just short of a length and outside
        the off, Tendulkar patiently lets it go
 113.6 Gillespie to Tendulkar, no run, fuller and on the poff, played to
        point with an angled bat

End of over 114 (2 runs) India 362/4 (trail by 29 runs)
JN Gillespie 22-5-59-0 (1w 1nb) - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
R Dravid 37* (56b 6x4) SR Tendulkar 72* (150b 7x4 1x6)

 114.1 McGrath to Dravid, no run, just short of a length outside the off,
        slanting away from the right hander, left alone
 114.2 McGrath to Dravid, no run, full and on the off, driven to mid off
 114.3 McGrath to Dravid, no run, just short of a length and on the off,
        played off the back foot to covers
 114.4 McGrath to Dravid, one run, short of a length and on the off,
        pulled to the midwicket region
 114.5 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, full and on the off, driven back to
        the off side
 114.6 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, fast and wide of the stumps, left
        clean alone by Tendulkar

End of over 115 (1 run) India 363/4 (trail by 28 runs)
GD McGrath 25-9-55-3 (2nb) - Anna Pavilion End
R Dravid 38* (60b 6x4) SR Tendulkar 72* (152b 7x4 1x6)

 115.1 Gillespie to Dravid, no run, full and on the off, defended
 115.2 Gillespie to Dravid, FOUR, overpitched outside the off, driven hard
        through covers, lovely shot
 115.3 Gillespie to Dravid, no run
 115.4 Gillespie to Dravid, no run, full and on the off, quick as well,
        defended
 115.5 Gillespie to Dravid, no run
 115.6 Gillespie to Dravid, no run, quick and just short of a length, left
        well alone on length itself

End of over 116 (4 runs) India 367/4 (trail by 24 runs)
JN Gillespie 23-5-63-0 (1w 1nb) - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SR Tendulkar 72* (152b 7x4 1x6) R Dravid 42* (66b 7x4)

 116.1 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, quick delivery just short of a length
        on the off stump, Tendulkar sways out of the way at the last
        moment
 116.2 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, and once again a short one, not a
        bouncer but short and quick, left alone
 116.3 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, short of a length o  the off,
        defended back down the wicket with the full face of the bat
 116.4 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, another ripper short and fast,
        Tendulkar sways out of the way, McGrath walks down the wicket and
        gestures the pull shot to Tendulkar, a bit of needle here
 116.5 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run
 116.6 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, just short of a length outside the
        off, a sensible Tendulkar lets that go

End of over 117 (maiden) India 367/4 (trail by 24 runs)
GD McGrath 26-10-55-3 (2nb) - Anna Pavilion End
R Dravid 42* (66b 7x4) SR Tendulkar 72* (158b 7x4 1x6)

 117.1 Gillespie to Dravid, no run, quick and short outrside the off, left
        alone
 117.2 Gillespie to Dravid, no run, straight and fast, defended back down
        the wicket
 117.3 Gillespie to Dravid, FOUR, overpitched and wide of the stumps,
        Dravid bends low, almost getting down on one knee and covere
        drives superbly
 117.4 Gillespie to Dravid, no run, Gillespie responds to the coverdrive
        with an express bouncer, superb delivery perfectly aimed, Dravid
        is upto the challenge and leaves the ball in time
 117.5 Gillespie to Dravid, no run, once again a bouncer, once again
        eveaded
 117.6 Gillespie to Dravid, no run, just short of a length and on the of,
        defended back down the wicket with ease

End of over 118 (4 runs) India 371/4 (trail by 20 runs)
JN Gillespie 24-5-67-0 (1w 1nb) - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SR Tendulkar 72* (158b 7x4 1x6) R Dravid 46* (72b 8x4)

       The McGrath-Tendulkar battle resumes - Test cricket at its best
 118.1 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, full and on the off, defended back
        down the wicket
 118.2 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, short, quick bouncer down leg side,
        Tendulkar ducks under it in a hurry
 118.3 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, just short of a length outside the
        off, left alone
 118.4 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, another quick bouncer that's way tooo
        high and down leg side, should have been wided, Tendulkar simply
        ducks
 118.5 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, short of a length from around the
        wicket, angled into the body, defended
 118.6 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, short of a length and so far down the
        leg side a cricket bat is no use, left alone

End of over 119 (maiden) India 371/4 (trail by 20 runs)
GD McGrath 27-11-55-3 (2nb) - Anna Pavilion End
R Dravid 46* (72b 8x4) SR Tendulkar 72* (164b 7x4 1x6)

 119.1 Hayden to Dravid, one run, full and on the pads, tapped to fine leg
 119.2 Hayden to Tendulkar, one run, short of a length and on the pads,
        tucked away to the gaps in the onside
 119.3 Hayden to Dravid, no run, full and on the pads, whipped to
        midwicket
 119.4 Hayden to Dravid, no run, full again and on middle and leg,
        defended once more
 119.5 Hayden to Dravid, one run, on the legs once more, glanced away to
        the square leg region
 119.6 Hayden to Tendulkar, FOUR, short and wide of the stumps, cut hard
        straight to the fence backward of point

End of over 120 (7 runs) India 378/4 (trail by 13 runs)
ML Hayden 1-0-7-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
R Dravid 48* (76b 8x4) SR Tendulkar 77* (166b 8x4 1x6)

       That is tea on the third day
       India have posted a strong reply after losing early wickets
       The battle between the fast bowlers and the batsmen is a keen one.
        However, the slower bowlers have let the visiting side down
       Back soon after a much needed cup of tea on this hot day at Chennai

Match State: Tea - Day 3

 120.1 McGrath to Dravid, FOUR, short and on the leg stump, Dravid is in
        position early and pulls perfectly to the long on fnece
 120.2 McGrath to Dravid, three runs, short again and once more pulled,
        this time towars square leg
 120.3 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, full and outside the off, driven hard
        and well fielded by a diving mid off
 120.4 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, short of a length outside the off,
        left alone
 120.5 McGrath to Tendulkar, no run, just short of a length outside the
        off punched to cover
 120.6 McGrath to Tendulkar, FOUR, just short of a length and on the off,
        Tendulkar goes back and across and punches the ball perfectly
        through covers

End of over 121 (11 runs) India 389/4 (trail by 2 runs)
GD McGrath 28-11-66-3 (2nb) - Anna Pavilion End
R Dravid 55* (78b 9x4) SR Tendulkar 81* (170b 9x4 1x6)

 121.1 Miller to Dravid, no run, short of a length outside the off, tapped
        to the on side
 121.2 Miller to Dravid, FOUR, full and on the off, Dravid leans across
        and flicks through midwicket, it's a carnival in the stands with
        drums and cymbals hammering away
 121.3 Miller to Dravid, two runs, on the pads, turned to the on side
 121.4 Miller to Dravid, no run, short of a lenth on the off, defended
 121.5 Miller to Dravid, no run, well flighted and outside the off, padded
        away
 121.6 Miller to Dravid, no run, once again on the off, padded away

End of over 122 (6 runs) India 395/4 (lead by 4 runs)
CR Miller 37-4-122-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SR Tendulkar 81* (170b 9x4 1x6) R Dravid 61* (84b 10x4)

 122.1 McGrath to Tendulkar, one run, full and on the off, driven hard at
        covers, diving save stops a certain boundary
 122.2 McGrath to Dravid, no run, just short of a length on the off,
        defended
 122.3 McGrath to Dravid, no run, short of a length outside the off, pull
        shot played and missed
 122.4 McGrath to Dravid, no run
 122.5 McGrath to Dravid, no run, full and on the off, stroked to covers
        with the full face of the bat
 122.6 McGrath to Dravid, no run, full and wide of the stumps, left alone

End of over 123 (1 run) India 396/4 (lead by 5 runs)
GD McGrath 29-11-67-3 (2nb) - Anna Pavilion End
SR Tendulkar 82* (171b 9x4 1x6) R Dravid 61* (89b 10x4)

 123.1 Miller to Tendulkar, no run, well tossed up and outside the off,
        defended
 123.2 Miller to Tendulkar, one run, well flighted and on the off,
        Tendulkar goes for the big heave over midwicket and mistimes the
        ball, the ball balloons to Slater in the deep whoo floors a simple
        chance
 123.3 Miller to Dravid, no run
 123.4 Miller to Dravid, one run
 123.5 Miller to Tendulkar, two runs, short, fast and flat, steered to the
        thirdman region
 123.6 Miller to Tendulkar, no run

End of over 124 (4 runs) India 400/4 (lead by 9 runs)
CR Miller 38-4-126-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
R Dravid 62* (91b 10x4) SR Tendulkar 85* (175b 9x4 1x6)

 124.1 McGrath to Dravid, no run, full and on the off, defended
 124.2 McGrath to Dravid, no run, short of a length outside the off, left
        alone
 124.3 McGrath to Dravid, no run, short of a length outside the off once
        more, left alone
 124.4 McGrath to Dravid, no run, just short of a length on the off,
        defended away with care
 124.5 McGrath to Dravid, no run, short of a length outside the off, left
        alone
 124.6 McGrath to Dravid, no run, full and on the of once more, tapped to
        mid off

End of over 125 (maiden) India 400/4 (lead by 9 runs)
GD McGrath 30-12-67-3 (2nb) - Anna Pavilion End
SR Tendulkar 85* (175b 9x4 1x6) R Dravid 62* (97b 10x4)

 125.1 Miller to Tendulkar, no run
 125.2 Miller to Tendulkar, no run, well flighted and outside the off,
        Tendulkar tries to paddle it away and misses
 125.3 Miller to Tendulkar, no run, short of a length on the poff, played
        back to the bowler
 125.4 Miller to Tendulkar, one run, short and on the off, pulled hard to
        square leg
 125.5 Miller to Dravid, no run, short and outside the off, steered to
        short third man
 125.6 Miller to Dravid, two runs, short of a length on the off, whipped
        away to midwicket

End of over 126 (3 runs) India 403/4 (lead by 12 runs)
CR Miller 39-4-129-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SR Tendulkar 86* (179b 9x4 1x6) R Dravid 64* (99b 10x4)

 126.1 Warne to Tendulkar, no run, well flighted and outside the off, left
        alone
 126.2 Warne to Tendulkar, no run, well flighted and outside the off, left
        alone
 126.3 Warne to Tendulkar, no run, twoo feet outside the off and spinning
        further away, that was headed straight for slip, left alone
 126.4 Warne to Tendulkar, no run, outside the off and spinning away once
        again and again Tendulkar lets it go
 126.5 Warne to Tendulkar, one run, closer to the stumps and spinning
        away, cut away to the sweeper on the offside fence
 126.6 Warne to Dravid, no run

End of over 127 (1 run) India 404/4 (lead by 13 runs)
SK Warne 29-1-112-1 (1nb) - Anna Pavilion End
SR Tendulkar 87* (184b 9x4 1x6) R Dravid 64* (100b 10x4)

 127.1 Miller to Tendulkar, FOUR, full and outside the off, Tendulkar
        takes a short jum out of the crease and flicks powerfully through
        midwicket
 127.2 Miller to Tendulkar, one run, short and wide, cut hard to the
        sweeper on the off side fence
 127.3 Miller to Dravid, no run, full and on the off, tapped to the on
        side
 127.4 Miller to Dravid, no run, well flighted and outside the off, left
        alone
 127.5 Miller to Dravid, no run, short and wide cut to point
 127.6 Miller to Dravid, FOUR, short again and wide, this time Dravid
        waits on it and plays a delicate late cut, no chance for the
        fielder

End of over 128 (9 runs) India 413/4 (lead by 22 runs)
CR Miller 40-4-138-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SR Tendulkar 92* (186b 10x4 1x6) R Dravid 68* (104b 11x4)

 128.1 Warne to Tendulkar, one run, full and on the off, stroked to long
        off
 128.2 Warne to Dravid, no run, full and on the off, rapped on the pads,
        loud shout turned down
 128.3 Warne to Dravid, no run, well flighted and outside the leg into the
        rough, Dravid lets it go
 128.4 Warne to Dravid, no run, once again way down the leg side, Warne
        trying to bowl Dravid around his legs, Dravid too in a spot of
        bother here
 128.5 Warne to Dravid, no run
 128.6 Warne to Dravid, no run, full and on the pads, dug out well by
        Dravid

End of over 129 (1 run) India 414/4 (lead by 23 runs)
SK Warne 30-1-113-1 (1nb) - Anna Pavilion End
SR Tendulkar 93* (187b 10x4 1x6) R Dravid 68* (109b 11x4)

       That's interesting, Robin Singh carrying the drinks in at his home
        ground
       Probably because Sarandeep Singh has gone to Mumbai to play a Ranji
        Trophy game
 129.1 Miller to Tendulkar, no run, short and outside the off, angled to
        short thirdman
 129.2 Miller to Tendulkar, no run
 129.3 Miller to Tendulkar, no run
 129.4 Miller to Tendulkar, one run
 129.5 Miller to Dravid, no run
 129.6 Miller to Dravid, no run

End of over 130 (1 run) India 415/4 (lead by 24 runs)
CR Miller 41-4-139-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SR Tendulkar 94* (191b 10x4 1x6) R Dravid 68* (111b 11x4)

 130.1 Warne to Tendulkar, no run
 130.2 Warne to Tendulkar, (noball) no run
 130.2 Warne to Tendulkar, legbye: one run
 130.3 Warne to Dravid, no run
 130.4 Warne to Dravid, no run
 130.5 Warne to Dravid, no run, well flighted and way outside the leg
        stump, padded away
 130.6 Warne to Dravid, FOUR, short and outside the leg stump, pulled hard
        to the midwicket fence

End of over 131 (6 runs) India 421/4 (lead by 30 runs)
SK Warne 31-1-118-1 (2nb) - Anna Pavilion End
SR Tendulkar 94* (194b 10x4 1x6) R Dravid 72* (115b 12x4)

 131.1 Miller to Tendulkar, SIX, well flighted and outsijde the off,
        Tendulkar launches into that, superb shot that sails into the
        stands at the far end at long on, what a way to bring up a century
       This is Sachin Tendulkar's 4th Test century in Chennai. The
        previous three being: 165 2nd Test  v Eng in Ind 1992/93, 155* 1st
        Test  v Aus in Ind 1997/98, 136 1st Test  v Pak in Ind 1998/99
 131.2 Miller to Tendulkar, no run
 131.3 Miller to Tendulkar, FOUR, short and outside the off, pulled away
        in fine style
 131.4 Miller to Tendulkar, no run, short of a length on the off, defended
 131.5 Miller to Tendulkar, no run
 131.6 Miller to Tendulkar, no run

End of over 132 (10 runs) India 431/4 (lead by 40 runs)
CR Miller 42-4-149-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
R Dravid 72* (115b 12x4) SR Tendulkar 104* (200b 11x4 2x6)

 132.1 Warne to Dravid, no run, full and on the legs, padded away
 132.2 Warne to Dravid, no run, full and down the leg side, Dravid comes
        down the track and pads
 132.3 Warne to Dravid, no run, way down the leg side once more, Dravid
        puts his foot there and letrs it o
 132.4 Warne to Dravid, no run
 132.5 Warne to Dravid, no run
 132.6 Warne to Dravid, no run

End of over 133 (maiden) India 431/4 (lead by 40 runs)
SK Warne 32-2-118-1 (2nb) - Anna Pavilion End
SR Tendulkar 104* (200b 11x4 2x6) R Dravid 72* (121b 12x4)

 133.1 ME Waugh to Tendulkar, one run, short of a length and on the pads,
        turnmed to fine leg
 133.2 ME Waugh to Dravid, one run, on the pads once more, turned to fine
        leg
 133.3 ME Waugh to Tendulkar, no run
 133.4 ME Waugh to Tendulkar, one run, full and on the pads, turned around
        the corner
 133.5 ME Waugh to Dravid, no run, full and on the pads, defended
 133.6 ME Waugh to Dravid, one run

End of over 134 (4 runs) India 435/4 (lead by 44 runs)
ME Waugh 3-0-8-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
R Dravid 74* (124b 12x4) SR Tendulkar 106* (203b 11x4 2x6)

 134.1 Gillespie to Dravid, SIX, full fast and outside the off, Dravid
        frees his arms and absolutely smashes the ball over the bowler's
        head, welcome Jason Gillespie!
 134.2 Gillespie to Dravid, no run, full and on the off, driven to mid off
 134.3 Gillespie to Dravid, no run, short of a length on the pads, tapped
        to square leg
 134.4 Gillespie to Dravid, one run, short and on the pads, off Dravid's
        glove as he tries to glance, Gilchrist dives, get's his hand to it
        and drops it
 134.5 Gillespie to Tendulkar, no run, just short of a length on the off,
        punched to covers
 134.6 Gillespie to Tendulkar, two runs, once again just short of a length
        and outside the off, Tendulkar punches through covers, Steve Waugh
        gives chase and pulls the balkl in just at the ropes

End of over 135 (9 runs) India 444/4 (lead by 53 runs)
JN Gillespie 25-5-76-0 (1w 1nb) - Anna Pavilion End
R Dravid 81* (128b 12x4 1x6) SR Tendulkar 108* (205b 11x4 2x6)

Match State: Drinks

 135.1 Warne to Dravid, no run, wide outside the leg stump, no need to do
        anything about that
 135.2 Warne to Dravid, no run, once again well outside the leg stump,
        padded away
 135.3 Warne to Dravid, no run, well flighted again but so far outside the
        leg stumps that Dravid can only kick the ball away
 135.4 Warne to Dravid, no run, full and down the leg side once more, this
        time Dravid takes it on the full and pads away
 135.5 Warne to Dravid, no run
 135.6 Warne to Dravid, bye: FOUR, way down the leg side, so far that it
        even misses the rough, that needs to be wided, Gilchrist has no
        chance of reaching it

End of over 136 (4 runs, maiden) India 448/4 (lead by 57 runs)
SK Warne 33-3-118-1 (2nb) - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SR Tendulkar 108* (205b 11x4 2x6) R Dravid 81* (134b 12x4 1x6)

 136.1 Gillespie to Tendulkar, FOUR, just short of a length and slightly
        outside the off, Tendulkar goes onto the back foot and punches the
        ball square of the wicket
 136.2 Gillespie to Tendulkar, no run, just short of a length and on the
        off, defended
 136.3 Gillespie to Tendulkar, no run, quick bouncer, that is a perfect
        bouncer, express pace as well, Gillespie trying his heart out
        here, left alone well too
 136.4 Gillespie to Tendulkar, no run, just short of a length outside the
        off, left alone
 136.5 Gillespie to Tendulkar, one run, just short of a length and on the
        off, defended to point with soft hands
 136.6 Gillespie to Dravid, no run, another sharp bouncer, this time it's
        Dravid at the receiving end, he too successfully sways out of the
        way

End of over 137 (5 runs) India 453/4 (lead by 62 runs)
JN Gillespie 26-5-81-0 (1w 1nb) - Anna Pavilion End
SR Tendulkar 113* (210b 12x4 2x6) R Dravid 81* (135b 12x4 1x6)

 137.1 Warne to Tendulkar, no run
 137.2 Warne to Tendulkar, no run, way down the leg side, left alone
 137.3 Warne to Tendulkar, no run, way down the leg side, left alone once
        more, very negative bowling here
 137.4 Warne to Tendulkar, no run, closer to the stumps but still well
        outside leg, padded away
 137.5 Warne to Tendulkar, no run, way down the leg side, left alone once
        more
 137.6 Warne to Tendulkar, no run, fuller and on the pads, padded away

End of over 138 (maiden) India 453/4 (lead by 62 runs)
SK Warne 34-4-118-1 (2nb) - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
R Dravid 81* (135b 12x4 1x6) SR Tendulkar 113* (216b 12x4 2x6)

 138.1 Gillespie to Dravid, no run, short of a length and on the off,
        defended with the full face of thr bat and soft hands
 138.2 Gillespie to Dravid, no run, short of a length on the pads, Dravid
        stands tall and defends to the on side
 138.3 Gillespie to Dravid, no run, short of a length outside the off,
        left alone
 138.4 Gillespie to Dravid, no run, short and quick, over Dravid's head to
        the keeper
 138.5 Gillespie to Dravid, OUT: quick one just short of a length outside
        the off, Dravid chases after it and nicks to the keeper. Finally
        reward for Gillespie's hard work

       India 453/5, Partnership of 169
       R Dravid  c Gilchrist b Gillespie  81 (140b 12x4 1x6)
       SR Tendulkar 113* (216b 12x4 2x6) JN Gillespie 26.5-5-81-1 (1w 1nb)

 138.6 Gillespie to Dighe, no run, short and wide, Dighe sways out of the
        way

End of over 139 (maiden) India 453/5 (lead by 62 runs)
JN Gillespie 27-6-81-1 (1w 1nb) - Anna Pavilion End
SR Tendulkar 113* (216b 12x4 2x6) SS Dighe 0* (1b)

 139.1 Warne to Tendulkar, no run, well flighted outside the leg, defended
 139.2 Warne to Tendulkar, one run, outside the leg stump, swept away to
        deep fine leg
 139.3 Warne to Dighe, no run, full and onthe pads, defended
 139.4 Warne to Dighe, no run, short and wide, cut hard but straight to
        point
 139.5 Warne to Dighe, no run
 139.6 Warne to Dighe, one run, way down the leg side, swept hard past
        short fine leg

End of over 140 (2 runs) India 455/5 (lead by 64 runs)
SK Warne 35-4-120-1 (2nb) - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SS Dighe 1* (5b) SR Tendulkar 114* (218b 12x4 2x6)

 140.1 Gillespie to Dighe, no run, short and way down the leg side, Dighe
        hardly had to move to evade that
 140.2 Gillespie to Dighe, no run, full and very wide outside the off,
        easily left alone
 140.3 Gillespie to Dighe, no run, short of a length outside the off, left
        alone
 140.4 Gillespie to Dighe, no run
 140.5 Gillespie to Dighe, no run, full and outside the off, left alone
        once more, Dighe prepared to bide his time
 140.6 Gillespie to Dighe, no run, short of a length outside the off, left
        alone

End of over 141 (maiden) India 455/5 (lead by 64 runs)
JN Gillespie 28-7-81-1 (1w 1nb) - Anna Pavilion End
SR Tendulkar 114* (218b 12x4 2x6) SS Dighe 1* (11b)

 141.1 Warne to Tendulkar, no run
 141.2 Warne to Tendulkar, FOUR, down leg side and Tendulkar plays the lap
        sweep to perfection, beats the man at short fine leg positioned
        there specifically for the sweep
 141.3 Warne to Tendulkar, no run, again swept, this time the man at short
        fine leg cuts it off
 141.4 Warne to Tendulkar, FOUR, once again down leg side, this time
        Tendulkar swivels completely and helps the ball along so fine that
        it beats the fielder
 141.5 Warne to Tendulkar, FOUR, short fast bouncer from Warne, Tendulkar
        ready for that too, guides the ball past slip
 141.6 Warne to Tendulkar, no run, well flighted and way down the leg
        side, padded away

End of over 142 (12 runs) India 467/5 (lead by 76 runs)
SK Warne 36-4-132-1 (2nb) - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SS Dighe 1* (11b) SR Tendulkar 126* (224b 15x4 2x6)

 142.1 Gillespie to Dighe, one run, short of a length on the pads, turned
        around the corner
 142.2 Gillespie to Tendulkar, no run, short of a length on the off,
        defended
 142.3 Gillespie to Tendulkar, no run, just short of a length outside the
        off, left alone
 142.4 Gillespie to Tendulkar, no run, quick bouncer on the stumps,
        Tendulkar sways out of the way
 142.5 Gillespie to Tendulkar, no run, just short of a length, quick and
        on the off, defended back down the wicket
 142.6 Gillespie to Tendulkar, no run, full and on the off, attempted
        yorker, Tendulkar digs the ball out well

End of over 143 (1 run) India 468/5 (lead by 77 runs)
JN Gillespie 29-7-82-1 (1w 1nb) - Anna Pavilion End
SS Dighe 2* (12b) SR Tendulkar 126* (229b 15x4 2x6)

 143.1 Warne to Dighe, no run, well flighted and on the pads, defended
 143.2 Warne to Dighe, no run, full and on the pads, kept out with bat and
        pad held close together
 143.3 Warne to Dighe, no run, short of a length on the off, ball goes off
        pad and bat to silly mid off one bounce
 143.4 Warne to Dighe, no run
 143.5 Warne to Dighe, no run, well flighted and outside the leg stump,
        padded away
 143.6 Warne to Dighe, no run

End of over 144 (maiden) India 468/5 (lead by 77 runs)
SK Warne 37-5-132-1 (2nb) - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SR Tendulkar 126* (229b 15x4 2x6) SS Dighe 2* (18b)

 144.1 Gillespie to Tendulkar, OUT: just short of a length and on the
        stumps, Tendulkar goes for the cut shot and nicks the ball through
        to the keeper. End of a fine innings

       India 468/6, Partnership of 15
       SR Tendulkar  c Gilchrist b Gillespie  126 (230b 15x4 2x6)
       SS Dighe 2* (18b) JN Gillespie 29.1-7-82-2 (1w 1nb)

 144.2 Gillespie to Bahutule, no run, express delivery down leg side, good
        diving take from Gilchrist
 144.3 Gillespie to Bahutule, no run, short of a length outside the off,
        left alone
 144.4 Gillespie to Bahutule, no run, short quick bouncer, left alone
 144.5 Gillespie to Bahutule, no run
 144.6 Gillespie to Bahutule, no run

End of over 145 (maiden) India 468/6 (lead by 77 runs)
JN Gillespie 30-8-82-2 (1w 1nb) - Anna Pavilion End
SS Dighe 2* (18b) SV Bahutule 0* (5b)

 145.1 Warne to Dighe, no run, well outside the leg stump, padded away
 145.2 Warne to Dighe, no run, full and on the off, rapped on the pads,
        loud shout for lbw turned down
 145.3 Warne to Dighe, two runs, outside the off, spinning awayu, steered
        to third man
 145.4 Warne to Dighe, no run
 145.5 Warne to Dighe, no run, short and wide, cut with soft hands to
        point
 145.6 Warne to Dighe, OUT: on the off and full, this one goes straight
        and raps the pad, loud shout and Koertzen slowly raises his finger

       India 470/7, Partnership of 2
       SS Dighe  lbw b Warne  4 (24b 0x4 0x6)

End of over 146 (2 runs) India 470/7 (lead by 79 runs)
SK Warne 38-5-134-2 (2nb) - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SV Bahutule 0* (5b) 

 146.1 Gillespie to Bahutule, no run, short of a length outside the off,
        defended
 146.2 Gillespie to Bahutule, no run, once again short of a length and on
        the off, once again Bahutule defends with a straight bat
 146.3 Gillespie to Bahutule, no run, short of a length just ooutside the
        off, angled to the slip cordon
 146.4 Gillespie to Bahutule, no run, full and fast, attempted yorker,
        well dug out
 146.5 Gillespie to Bahutule, no run, just short of a length outside the
        off, left alone
 146.6 Gillespie to Bahutule, no run, full and onb the off, defended
        carefully

End of over 147 (maiden) India 470/7 (lead by 79 runs)
JN Gillespie 31-9-82-2 (1w 1nb) - Anna Pavilion End
Z Khan 0* (0b) SV Bahutule 0* (11b)

 147.1 Warne to Khan, no run, full and way down the leg side, defended
 147.2 Warne to Khan, no run, short and wide, spinning away, steered to
        point
 147.3 Warne to Khan, no run
 147.4 Warne to Khan, no run, well flighjted and on middle and leg, the
        ball spits off the widket, turns and beats the bat
 147.5 Warne to Khan, no run, way down the leg side, spinning in and
        Zaheer Khan pads away
 147.6 Warne to Khan, no run

End of over 148 (maiden) India 470/7 (lead by 79 runs)
SK Warne 39-6-134-2 (2nb) - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SV Bahutule 0* (11b) Z Khan 0* (6b)

 148.1 McGrath to Bahutule, no run
 148.2 McGrath to Bahutule, no run, short of a length on the off, defended
 148.3 McGrath to Bahutule, one run, full and oon the pads, whipped away
        to the midwicket region
 148.4 McGrath to Khan, no run, short of a length outside the off, left
        alone
 148.5 McGrath to Khan, no run, full and on the off driven to covers,
        Zaheer Khan keeping that out well
 148.6 McGrath to Khan, one run, full and outside the off again, stroked
        well past covers

End of over 149 (2 runs) India 472/7 (lead by 81 runs)
GD McGrath 31-12-69-3 (2nb) - Anna Pavilion End
Z Khan 1* (9b) SV Bahutule 1* (14b)

 149.1 Warne to Khan, no run
 149.2 Warne to Khan, no run
 149.3 Warne to Khan, no run, short of a length on the off, tapped to the
        off side
 149.4 Warne to Khan, no run
 149.5 Warne to Khan, no run, full and on the pads, defended to the on
        side
 149.6 Warne to Khan, no run, short of a length on the pads, turned to
        square leg

End of over 150 (maiden) India 472/7 (lead by 81 runs)
SK Warne 40-7-134-2 (2nb) - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SV Bahutule 1* (14b) Z Khan 1* (15b)

 150.1 Miller to Bahutule, no run, full and on the off, defended easily
 150.2 Miller to Bahutule, no run, once again on the off, this time
        flatter, defended
 150.3 Miller to Bahutule, no run, full and on the off, defended with soft
        hands
 150.4 Miller to Bahutule, no run, fast and down the leg side, whipped to
        fine leg
 150.5 Miller to Bahutule, no run
 150.6 Miller to Bahutule, no run, well flighted and on the stumps,
        defended

End of over 151 (maiden) India 472/7 (lead by 81 runs)
CR Miller 43-5-149-0 - Anna Pavilion End
Z Khan 1* (15b) SV Bahutule 1* (20b)

 151.1 Warne to Khan, two runs, short and wide, angled to third man
 151.2 Warne to Khan, no run
 151.3 Warne to Khan, one run, full and on the off, driven to mid off with
        soft hands
 151.4 Warne to Bahutule, no run, well tossed up and outside the off,
        driven to covers
 151.5 Warne to Bahutule, no run, outside the off and spinning in,
        defended
 151.6 Warne to Bahutule, no run, short of a length outside the off, left
        alone

End of over 152 (3 runs) India 475/7 (lead by 84 runs)
SK Warne 41-7-137-2 (2nb) - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
Z Khan 4* (18b) SV Bahutule 1* (23b)

 152.1 Miller to Khan, no run
 152.2 Miller to Khan, OUT: well flighted and on the off, Zaheer goes for
        the drive and pops the easiest return catch in the world to Miller

       India 475/8, Partnership of 5
       Z Khan  c & b Miller  4 (20b 0x4 0x6)
       SV Bahutule 1* (23b) CR Miller 43.2-5-149-1

 152.3 Miller to Harbhajan Singh, no run, full and straight ball raps the
        pads, appeal for lbw turned down
 152.4 Miller to Harbhajan Singh, two runs, on the off, Harbhajan has a
        wild heave over the infiled, the sweeper on the leg side fence
        runs aroun but cant get to the ball
 152.5 Miller to Harbhajan Singh, OUT: full and outside the off, Harbhajan
        Singh angles the bat and guides the ball straight to slip

       India 477/9, Partnership of 2
       Harbhajan Singh  c ME Waugh b Miller  2 (3b 0x4 0x6)
       SV Bahutule 1* (23b) CR Miller 43.5-5-151-2

 152.6 Miller to Kulkarni, no run, full and on the off, padded away

End of over 153 (2 runs) India 477/9 (lead by 86 runs)
CR Miller 44-5-151-2 - Anna Pavilion End
SV Bahutule 1* (23b) NM Kulkarni 0* (1b)

       Last over of the day coming up
 153.1 Warne to Bahutule, no run, full and oin the off, tapped to mid on
 153.2 Warne to Bahutule, no run, well flighted and on the off, defended
        carefully
 153.3 Warne to Bahutule, three runs, full toss on the off stump, whipped
        away through the on side field
 153.4 Warne to Kulkarni, no run, full and outside the off, padded away
 153.5 Warne to Kulkarni, no run, full and outside the off, defended
 153.6 Warne to Kulkarni, no run, way outside the off stump, left alone
        and that is stumps

End of over 154 (3 runs) India 480/9 (lead by 89 runs)
SK Warne 42-7-140-2 (2nb) - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SV Bahutule 4* (26b) NM Kulkarni 0* (4b)

       It has been a great day's Test cricket at Chennai. After losing
        early wickets India fought back well thanks to Tendulkar (126) and
        Dravid (81)
       Ending the day on on 480/9 India lead by 89. It is indeed a slender
        lead but one that looked unlikely early in the day
       For Australia Jason Gillespie worked hard, bowled with good pace
        all day and scalped two well deserved wickets. For the spinners
        however, it was a hard day at office. Warne conceding 140 runs and
        Miller 151 runs picked up two consolation wickets apiece
       Michael Slater, who dropped Tendulkar on 82 will feel less than at
        his best. That drop cost Australia dearly
       Wioth just 1 wicket in hand India come out to bat on the fourth
        day. Only time will tell who will take th ehonours tomorrow
       To find out, log on to cricinfo.com for all the live action from
        the first ball of play, which should be delivered at 0400 GMT,
        0920 IST
       Please mail all your comments about the day's coverage to
        comms@cricinfo.com
       Till tomorrow it is a very good evening from all of us here

Match State: Stumps - Day 3

       Welcome to CricInfo.com LIVE test commentary
       After yesterday's splendid batting show by Tendulkar and Dravid,
        India are placed quite well in this Test
       Tendulkar got his first ton for the series yesterday
       Tendulkar, after yesterday's 126 has a Test batting average of
        57.29 with 6703 runs
       He now has 25 Test centuries and along with Steve Waugh who also
        got to the 25-ton mark recently in Calcutta
       Out of the 25, yesterday's ton was the 12th on home and 4th in
        Chepauk
       Tendulkar averages 127.60 in Chepauk in 5 Tests
       Only Gavaskar (34), Bradman (29), Border (27) and Sobers (26) have
        more hundreds than Tendulkar
       Sachin Tendulkar now has 52 International centuries (27 in ODIs)
       Getting away from Tendulkar for a while, Ganguly has not reached
        the three figure mark in his last 20 Test innings
       McGrath bowled beautifully all through the day and was rewarded
        with 3 wickets
       Gillespie bowled an inspired spell late in the evening and got the
        prize wickets of Dravid and Tendulkar after the former had hit him
        for a six off the first ball in that spell
       Warne and Miller picked up 2 wickets each to avoid embarrassment
       The Indian tail succumbed to the spinners
       Warne got his 376th Test wicket when he trapped Dighe in front
       He is now equal on wickets with Malcolm Marshal
       Walsh, Kapil, Hadlee, Akram, Ambrose , Botham are the men ahead of
        Warne in the alltime leading wicket takers list
       With just one wicket to go, the Indians would be wanting to get as
        many runs as possible to extend the lead  which is at present 89
       The Aussies would be wanting the get rid of Bahutule or Kulkarni as
        early as possible and bat again
       The obvious - Aussies are real fighters and they are not going to
        let this match easily to the Indians
       The Indians have to bowl and field really well to win this Test
        match
       The match stands in balance, may be, slightly slanted towards
        India, as the 4th day play is about to start
       Stay back with us for probably another superb day of Test cricket
       The Umpires coming out now
       The Aussies are also in the field now
       Bahutule and Kulkarni making their way to the centre
       Gillespie will start proceedings for the day to Bahutule
 154.1 Gillespie to Bahutule, no run, across the left hander, puts his
        front foot forward and lets it to the keeper
 154.2 Gillespie to Bahutule, no run, comes forward and tries to defend
        well forward, rapped on the pads, loud shout, just outside the off
        stump, turned down
 154.3 Gillespie to Bahutule, two runs, on target, turns it very well to
        fine leg and run very well for the two as McGrath was a bit
        lethargic to reach to that ball
 154.4 Gillespie to Bahutule, no run, on target, extra bounce, Bahutule
        goes back and defends it to gully
 154.5 Gillespie to Bahutule, no run, just outside the off stump, leans
        forward and defends it to the off side casutiously and confidently
 154.6 Gillespie to Bahutule, no run, short ball, very well directed,
        Bahutle bends down and lets the ball fly to Gilchrist's gloves

End of over 155 (2 runs) India 482/9 (lead by 91 runs)
JN Gillespie 32-9-84-2 (1w 1nb) - Anna Pavilion End
NM Kulkarni 0* (4b) SV Bahutule 6* (32b)

       McGrath will bowl from Pattabhiraman Gate End
 155.1 McGrath to Kulkarni, no run, pitches on middle stump and swings
        away, Kulkarni goes back and shoulders arms
 155.2 McGrath to Kulkarni, no run, across the left hander, Kulkarni hangs
        his bat at it, lucky not to edge it to the keeper
 155.3 McGrath to Kulkarni, no run, outside the off stump, this time lets
        it to Gilchrist easily with his front foot forward and across
 155.4 McGrath to Kulkarni, no run, just outside the off stump, thrusts
        his pad in front and deliberately pads it away, half appeal from
        the Aussies
 155.5 McGrath to Kulkarni, no run, good length ball, leaving the left
        hander very well, plays at it and is beaten comprehensively
 155.6 McGrath to Kulkarni, no run, yorks him on off stump, Kulkarni bends
        down well and defends it back to McGrath and survives the over

End of over 156 (maiden) India 482/9 (lead by 91 runs)
GD McGrath 32-13-69-3 (2nb) - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SV Bahutule 6* (32b) NM Kulkarni 0* (10b)

 156.1 Gillespie to Bahutule, no run, coming round the wicket now, outside
        the off stump, left alone safely to the keper
 156.2 Gillespie to Bahutule, no run, on off stump, confidently leans
        forward and defends it straight down
 156.3 Gillespie to Bahutule, no run, on off stump, comes a bit forward
        and defends it to the off side very confidently
 156.4 Gillespie to Bahutule, no run, the ball came in from outside the
        off stump, goes for the cut, does not connect well as he did not
        have the width there
 156.5 Gillespie to Bahutule, one run, outside the off stump, cuts it
        between slips and gully , the 3rd man there does the fielding for
        the single
 156.6 Gillespie to Kulkarni, three runs, low full toss outside the off
        stump, leans forward very confidently and drives it through cover,
        ball did not have have enough to reach the ropes, but they had
        time to get 3 before Slater gets the ball back to Gilchrist

End of over 157 (4 runs) India 486/9 (lead by 95 runs)
JN Gillespie 33-9-88-2 (1w 1nb) - Anna Pavilion End
NM Kulkarni 3* (11b) SV Bahutule 7* (37b)

 157.1 McGrath to Kulkarni, no run, on off stump, defends forward
        cautiously
 157.2 McGrath to Kulkarni, no run, short bal, bounces well, drops his
        gloves down and lest it to the keeper
 157.3 McGrath to Kulkarni, no run, nice sharp ball on his hips, Kulkarni
        does well and defends it down well
 157.4 McGrath to Kulkarni, one run
 157.5 McGrath to Bahutule, no run, defends well forward
 157.6 McGrath to Bahutule, no run, short ball, bounces high, Bahutule
        bends down easily

End of over 158 (1 run) India 487/9 (lead by 96 runs)
GD McGrath 33-13-70-3 (2nb) - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
NM Kulkarni 4* (15b) SV Bahutule 7* (39b)

 158.1 Gillespie to Kulkarni, no run, short ball, just outside the off
        stump, jumps up and defends it towards point awkwardly, but keeps
        it down
 158.2 Gillespie to Kulkarni, no run, outside the off stump, Kulkarni
        keeps the bat away from the line of the ball easily
 158.3 Gillespie to Kulkarni, no run, short ball, outside the off stump,
        wide away, Kulkarni going nowhere near that ball
 158.4 Gillespie to Kulkarni, no run, on off stump, puts his front foot
        forward and leans down and defends it towards cover with good bat
        on it
 158.5 Gillespie to Kulkarni, no run, just outside the off stump, coming
        in, comes forward and tries to defend and Kulkarni is beaten well
        here
 158.6 Gillespie to Kulkarni, no run, stretches his pad in front and gets
        the ball on the pads, getting it outside the off stump and that
        was the reason the appeal was turned down

End of over 159 (maiden) India 487/9 (lead by 96 runs)
JN Gillespie 34-10-88-2 (1w 1nb) - Anna Pavilion End
SV Bahutule 7* (39b) NM Kulkarni 4* (21b)

 159.1 McGrath to Bahutule, no run, outside the off stump, Bahutule stays
        back and defends it towards gully easily
 159.2 McGrath to Bahutule, no run, on target, has the bat well within him
        and defends it down to the off side with confidence
 159.3 McGrath to Bahutule, no run, outside the off stump, coming round
        the wicket, plays the horizontal batted shot and is beaten as the
        ball bounces more than he expected
 159.4 McGrath to Bahutule, no run, on off stump, comes half forward and
        defends it to gully carefully
 159.5 McGrath to Bahutule, no run, way outside the off stump, Bahutule
        moves away and goes for the harsh cut and misses it completely
 159.6 McGrath to Bahutule, no run, goes back and defends that bouncing
        ball towards gully

End of over 160 (maiden) India 487/9 (lead by 96 runs)
GD McGrath 34-14-70-3 (2nb) - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
NM Kulkarni 4* (21b) SV Bahutule 7* (45b)

 160.1 Gillespie to Kulkarni, no run, outside the off stump, goes for the
        frront footed drive and is beaten again
 160.2 Gillespie to Kulkarni, no run, drifting down the leg side, on his
        pads, defends it off the front foot to forward short leg
 160.3 Gillespie to Kulkarni, no run, short ball outside the off stump,
        did not bounce much, left alone easily
 160.4 Gillespie to Kulkarni, no run, slower bal, angling on his pads,
        loud appeal as the ball raps the pads, turned down
 160.5 Gillespie to Kulkarni, no run, comes well forward and defends it
        down cautiously
 160.6 Gillespie to Kulkarni, no run, outside the off stump again, left
        alone to Gilchrist

End of over 161 (maiden) India 487/9 (lead by 96 runs)
JN Gillespie 35-11-88-2 (1w 1nb) - Anna Pavilion End
SV Bahutule 7* (45b) NM Kulkarni 4* (27b)

       India have got 7 runs this morning off the 7 overs
 161.1 McGrath to Bahutule, no run, outside the off stump, Bahutule hangs
        his bat at it and gets beaten
 161.2 McGrath to Bahutule, no run, outside the off stump, a bit closer to
        off stump this time. puts his front foot forward and shoulders
        arms
 161.3 McGrath to Bahutule, no run, angled from outside the off stump into
        the wickets, goes back and defends it to the off side
 161.4 McGrath to Bahutule, no run, comes forward with his front foot and
        defends it towards point
 161.5 McGrath to Bahutule, no run, comes a bit forward and defends it
        towards gully , Steve Waugh fields
 161.6 McGrath to Bahutule, no run, fuller ball, defends it to cover and
        gives the 4th consecutive maiden over

End of over 162 (maiden) India 487/9 (lead by 96 runs)
GD McGrath 35-15-70-3 (2nb) - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
NM Kulkarni 4* (27b) SV Bahutule 7* (51b)

       Spin now on to break this frustrating pair
       Miller comes in
 162.1 Miller to Kulkarni, no run, leans forward and defends it down well
 162.2 Miller to Kulkarni, no run, on target, defends it to silly point
        well
 162.3 Miller to Kulkarni, no run
 162.4 Miller to Kulkarni, no run, deliberately pads it, just outside the
        off stump, loud appeal, turned down, good decision
 162.5 Miller to Kulkarni, no run, stretches forward and defends it
        towards point
 162.6 Miller to Kulkarni, no run, flighted on target, leans forward and
        pushes it back to the bowler

End of over 163 (maiden) India 487/9 (lead by 96 runs)
CR Miller 45-6-151-2 - Anna Pavilion End
SV Bahutule 7* (51b) NM Kulkarni 4* (33b)

       Why is India not trying to get some quick runs here?
       They clearly have the advantage and they should make the most out
        of it
 163.1 McGrath to Bahutule, no run, across the left hander, left alone
        comfortably
 163.2 McGrath to Bahutule, FOUR, outside the off stump, slashes at it
        with a flat bat, flies wide of 2nd slip and races to the fence to
        take the lead to 100
 163.3 McGrath to Bahutule, one run, on his pads, turns it to mid wicket
        leaning well forward and gets the single
       3rd slip comes in after that boundary
 163.4 McGrath to Kulkarni, no run, outside the off stump, Kulkarni has no
        business with that ball
 163.5 McGrath to Kulkarni, no run, angling in, just outside the off
        stump, comes forward and tries to defend and gets betean
 163.6 McGrath to Kulkarni, no run, inside edge on to the pads and rolls
        to point as Kulkarni tries to turn it to the on side

End of over 164 (5 runs) India 492/9 (lead by 101 runs)
GD McGrath 36-15-75-3 (2nb) - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SV Bahutule 12* (54b 1x4) NM Kulkarni 4* (36b)

 164.1 Miller to Bahutule, SIX, lofts  very well over long off, the timing
        takes it over the fences there
 164.2 Miller to Bahutule, no run, turns away, comes forward and defends
        it towards point
 164.3 Miller to Bahutule, no run, flighted and pitched up, pushes back to
        the bowler confidently off the front foot
 164.4 Miller to Bahutule, three runs, outside the off stump, deliberately
        guides it past the lonely slip and has time to take a comfortable
        three
 164.5 Miller to Kulkarni, no run, drives back to the bowler off his pads
 164.6 Miller to Kulkarni, OUT: faster ball, Kulkarni not having the time
        to come forward well and gets rapped on the pads, huge appeal,
        Jayaprakash obliges though the ball seemed to pitch just outside
        the line of the leg stump

       India 501/10, Partnership of 24
       NM Kulkarni  lbw b Miller  4 (38b 0x4 0x6)

End of over 165 (9 runs) India 501/10 (lead by 110 runs)
CR Miller 46-6-160-3 - Anna Pavilion End
SV Bahutule 21* (58b 1x4 1x6) 

Match State: Innings Break

       Thats the end of a very good reply from India to the Australian
        first innings total of 391
       They have a good lead of 110 runs on this wicket which is turning
        well
       Now the ball is on the Indian spinners' court
       Obviously Harbhajan Singh is the man to watch out
       Indian fans would be hoping that would spin magic as he has been
        doing in the past three innings he has bowled
       But the Australians would be very stern and they would never want
        to lose this Test
       The Indians have their tack cut out here
       If the Australains are going to bat till Lunch tomorrow, this Test
        might meander to a draw
       We are all set for interesting cricket from now again
       Stay back - dont go away
       The Players back on the field now for the Australian second innings
       Zaheer will bowl to Hayden from the Pavilion End
   0.1 Khan to Hayden, no run, on off stump, leans forward and drives it
        mid off positively
   0.2 Khan to Hayden, one run, pushes it between cover and point to get
        off the mark
   0.3 Khan to Slater, no run, on his pads, comes forward and drives it to
        mid on very confidently
   0.4 Khan to Slater, one run, comes forward and taps it wide of mid on
        and gets the single to start his account
   0.5 Khan to Hayden, no run, outside the off stump, fuller ball, left
        alone
   0.6 Khan to Hayden, no run, outside off stump, moves away, Hayden goes
        back and shoulders arms comfortably

End of over 1 (2 runs) Australia 2/0 (trail by 108 runs)
Z Khan 1-0-2-0 - Anna Pavilion End
MJ Slater 1* (2b) ML Hayden 1* (4b)

       Gilchrist is padded up - looks like he would be  batting at number
        3 today
   1.1 Ganguly to Slater, FOUR, on his pads, pushes it very well through
        the vacant mid wicket region and gets  the first boundary for this
        innings
   1.2 Ganguly to Slater, no run, on off stump, goes back and defends well
        with his body well behind
   1.3 Ganguly to Slater, no run, outside the off stump, curls in a bit,
        bounces a bit low, left alone to the keeper
       Just 2 men on the on side - a mid on and fine leg
   1.4 Ganguly to Slater, no run, forces that ball on off stump to short
        cover, Kulkarni fields there
   1.5 Ganguly to Slater, FOUR, on off stump, drives forward, thick edge
        and the ball runs behind point piercing the 7 men off side field
        to the fences,
       2 slips, a 3rd man now, point, cover, cover point, short cover, mid
        off - 8 on the off side now
   1.6 Ganguly to Slater, no run, outside the off stump, left alone safely

End of over 2 (8 runs) Australia 10/0 (trail by 100 runs)
SC Ganguly 1-0-8-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
ML Hayden 1* (4b) MJ Slater 9* (8b 2x4)

   2.1 Khan to Hayden, no run, comes forward and defends that ball to the
        off side safely
   2.2 Khan to Hayden, no run, just short of length, bounces well outside
        the off stump, Hayden lets it to Dighe off the front foot
   2.3 Khan to Hayden, no run, similar ball, similar result
   2.4 Khan to Hayden, no run, short of length again, shoulders arms, the
        ball comes in, passes very close to the off stump to the keeper
   2.5 Khan to Hayden, no run, outside the off stump again, left alone
        again
   2.6 Khan to Hayden, two runs, comes forward and taps it towards mid
        wicket for the couple

End of over 3 (2 runs) Australia 12/0 (trail by 98 runs)
Z Khan 2-0-4-0 - Anna Pavilion End
MJ Slater 9* (8b 2x4) ML Hayden 3* (10b)

       Ganguly calls his strike bowler very early today
       Just the 4th over and Harbhajan has come to bowl
   3.1 Harbhajan Singh to Slater, no run, turns in, goes back and defends
        cautiously
   3.2 Harbhajan Singh to Slater, SIX, comes down the track and lofts it
        easily over long on, super shot to disturb Harbhajan
   3.3 Harbhajan Singh to Slater, no run, turns in sharply, goes back and
        defends it hurriedly
   3.4 Harbhajan Singh to Slater, no run, fastish turning in ball on off
        stump, goes back and defends it towards gully
   3.5 Harbhajan Singh to Slater, no run, slightly short of length, goes
        back and defends it to forward short leg
   3.6 Harbhajan Singh to Slater, no run, another ball, just outside the
        off stump, Slater does the same thing as he did for all the ball
        except the 2nd ball

End of over 4 (6 runs) Australia 18/0 (trail by 92 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 1-0-6-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
ML Hayden 3* (10b) MJ Slater 15* (14b 2x4 1x6)

   4.1 Khan to Hayden, no run, on off stump, stays back and defends it to
        cover
   4.2 Khan to Hayden, no run, fuller ball, outside the off stump, left
        alone with bat held high over the shoulders
   4.3 Khan to Hayden, no run, short of length ball, outside the off
        stump, Hayden safely shoulders arms
   4.4 Khan to Hayden, one run, drives off the front foot to cover for the
        easy single
   4.5 Khan to Slater, one run, taps it wide of mid on off the front foot
        and gets the single easily
   4.6 Khan to Hayden, no run, outside the off stump, left alone easily

End of over 5 (2 runs) Australia 20/0 (trail by 90 runs)
Z Khan 3-0-6-0 - Anna Pavilion End
MJ Slater 16* (15b 2x4 1x6) ML Hayden 4* (15b)

   5.1 Harbhajan Singh to Slater, no run, forces Slater to the back foot
        again, defends it to forward short leg
   5.2 Harbhajan Singh to Slater, no run, turns in well, clips the pads
        and lobs to Dighe, loud appeal, turned down, good decision
   5.3 Harbhajan Singh to Slater, no run, faster ball on off stump,
        hurriedly defends it off the front foot
   5.4 Harbhajan Singh to Slater, no run, stretches well forward and
        defends it to the on side
   5.5 Harbhajan Singh to Slater, no run, fastish ball on off stump,
        Slater comes forward and hurriedly defends at it to the off side
       Can Slater knock off some quick runs here to get back to form and
        also help the Aussies?
   5.6 Harbhajan Singh to Slater, no run

End of over 6 (maiden) Australia 20/0 (trail by 90 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 2-1-6-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
ML Hayden 4* (15b) MJ Slater 16* (21b 2x4 1x6)

   6.1 Khan to Hayden, two runs, short of length ball on target, goes back
        and tunrs it through mid wicket for the couple of runs
   6.2 Khan to Hayden, no run, outside the off stump, left alone
   6.3 Khan to Hayden, no run, fuller ball, Hayden puts his front foot
        forward and lets the ball to the keeper
   6.4 Khan to Hayden, no run, outside the off stump, Hayden pretty happy
        to let it to Dighe with bat held high
   6.5 Khan to Hayden, three runs, flicks it to deep mid wicket off the
        toes for a very easy three
   6.6 Khan to Slater, two runs, moves forward and across and taps it wide
        of mid on and get two, Ganguly could have got to the ball a bit
        more faster preventing the second run

End of over 7 (7 runs) Australia 27/0 (trail by 83 runs)
Z Khan 4-0-13-0 - Anna Pavilion End
ML Hayden 9* (20b) MJ Slater 18* (22b 2x4 1x6)

   7.1 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, FOUR, coming round the wicket to Hayden
        straight away, Hayden steps out and lofts it towards long on with
        authority
   7.2 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, comes out again, drops it in
        short,Hayden adjusts and defends back to the bowler
   7.3 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, one run, the shot that has got him tons
        of runs this series, sweeps it to backward square leg
   7.4 Harbhajan Singh to Slater, no run, steps out and drives it to short
        cover, Tendulkar fields
   7.5 Harbhajan Singh to Slater, no run, on off stump, puts his front
        foot  a bot forward and defends it down to forward short leg
   7.6 Harbhajan Singh to Slater, one run, steps down the track and hits
        hard to mid off, Ganguly with his poor fielding there gives the
        single

End of over 8 (6 runs) Australia 33/0 (trail by 77 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 3-1-12-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
MJ Slater 19* (25b 2x4 1x6) ML Hayden 14* (23b 1x4)

       Kulkarni comes in with his left arm spin replacing the left arm
        pacer
   8.1 Kulkarni to Slater, no run, flighted ball, low full toss, drives it
        to mid on off the front foot
   8.2 Kulkarni to Slater, legbye: one run, outside the leg stump, gets a
        pad to it as he tries to turn it down to fine leg
   8.3 Kulkarni to Hayden, one run, flights it outside the off stump,
        comes forward and flicks it to deep mid wicket for the  easy
        single
   8.4 Kulkarni to Slater, no run
   8.5 Kulkarni to Slater, one run, goes back and across and taps it to
        deep backward square leg for another easy single
   8.6 Kulkarni to Hayden, FOUR, leans back and forces it through the
        vaant cover region to the fence to get his 2nd boundary

End of over 9 (7 runs) Australia 40/0 (trail by 70 runs)
NM Kulkarni 1-0-6-0 - Anna Pavilion End
MJ Slater 20* (29b 2x4 1x6) ML Hayden 19* (25b 2x4)

   9.1 Harbhajan Singh to Slater, no run, goes back and pushes it to short
        mid on
   9.2 Harbhajan Singh to Slater, no run, flighted ball, steps out to the
        pitch of the ball and defends it back to the bowler
   9.3 Harbhajan Singh to Slater, no run, goes back and across to the ball
        that turns in and defends it to forward short leg
   9.4 Harbhajan Singh to Slater, no run, turn and bounce this time, comes
        a bit forward and defends it to the off side
   9.5 Harbhajan Singh to Slater, no run, steps out and hits hard to mid
        off, Ganguly does not field well, though not bad enough for the
        single
   9.6 Harbhajan Singh to Slater, no run, on off stump, compactly defended
        back to the bowler

End of over 10 (maiden) Australia 40/0 (trail by 70 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 4-2-12-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
ML Hayden 19* (25b 2x4) MJ Slater 20* (35b 2x4 1x6)

  10.1 Kulkarni to Hayden, one run, comes a bit forward and taps it to
        deep mid wicket for another easy run
  10.2 Kulkarni to Slater, no run, faster ball, outside the off stump,
        Slater moves aross and leaves it to Dighe
  10.3 Kulkarni to Slater, no run, leans well forward and defends it
        forward
  10.4 Kulkarni to Slater, SIX, dances down the track and lofts it in
        style over long on, super shot from man who has not been  in good
        touch
  10.5 Kulkarni to Slater, no run, defensive push to the off side
  10.6 Kulkarni to Slater, one run, taps it in front of square leg moving
        back and across and gets the single

End of over 11 (8 runs) Australia 48/0 (trail by 62 runs)
NM Kulkarni 2-0-14-0 - Anna Pavilion End
MJ Slater 27* (40b 2x4 2x6) ML Hayden 20* (26b 2x4)

  11.1 Harbhajan Singh to Slater, no run, on off stump, safely defends
        forward with a straiht bat
  11.2 Harbhajan Singh to Slater, two runs, goes back and pushes it
        backward of point and runs two easily
  11.3 Harbhajan Singh to Slater, no run
  11.4 Harbhajan Singh to Slater, three runs, moves away and taps the ball
        wide of slip towards 3rd man for the very good three
  11.5 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, deliberately pads it away ,
        outside the off stump
  11.6 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, FOUR, short and wide, goes back and
        cracks it to the cover fence i woth force and authority

End of over 12 (9 runs) Australia 57/0 (trail by 53 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 5-2-21-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
MJ Slater 32* (44b 2x4 2x6) ML Hayden 24* (28b 3x4)

       Runs coming thick and fast for Australia here
       Are the Indians thinking?
  12.1 Kulkarni to Slater, no run, down the leg side, gets the pads and
        rolls to short fine leg
  12.2 Kulkarni to Slater, no run, goes for the sweep and manages to get
        the ball only to short fine leg
  12.3 Kulkarni to Slater, no run, steps out to the pitch of the ball and
        drives it to mid wicket off his pads
  12.4 Kulkarni to Slater, no run, same stepping out and flicks it to mid
        wicket
  12.5 Kulkarni to Slater, no run, goes back and turns it to short finbe
        leg off the pads
  12.6 Kulkarni to Slater, one run, plays it off his thigh towards long
        leg to keep strike

End of over 13 (1 run) Australia 58/0 (trail by 52 runs)
NM Kulkarni 3-0-15-0 - Anna Pavilion End
MJ Slater 33* (50b 2x4 2x6) ML Hayden 24* (28b 3x4)

       Kulkarni clearly taking the outside the leg stump line from over
        the wicket in that over
  13.1 Harbhajan Singh to Slater, no run, fastish ball, goes back and
        defends it down to the off side hurriedly
  13.2 Harbhajan Singh to Slater, no run, steps out and drives it to mid
        off with ease, could not pierce the field
  13.3 Harbhajan Singh to Slater, no run, flighted on off stump, hits hard
        towards short cover, could not get it past Tendulkar there
  13.4 Harbhajan Singh to Slater, no run, short of length ball, turning
        in, goes back and defends it down very well
  13.5 Harbhajan Singh to Slater, no run, steps out and pushes back to the
        bowler, Harbhajan colecting it and threatening to throw it back,
        Slater running away for cover
  13.6 Harbhajan Singh to Slater, no run, on off stump, slightly turns in,
        goes back and defends it towards short cover

End of over 14 (maiden) Australia 58/0 (trail by 52 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 6-3-21-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
ML Hayden 24* (28b 3x4) MJ Slater 33* (56b 2x4 2x6)

  14.1 Kulkarni to Hayden, no run, outside the off stump, goes for the
        sweep and gets only the pads
  14.2 Kulkarni to Hayden, no run, flighted ball, outside the off stump,
        almost yorked him there, defends lazily
  14.3 Kulkarni to Hayden, SIX, outside the off stump, sweeps it hard over
        mid wicket, times it perfectly for maximum
  14.4 Kulkarni to Hayden, one run, comes down the track and takes it on
        the full and pushes it to mid on for the single
  14.5 Kulkarni to Slater, no run, outside the leg stump, puts his front
        foot forward and defends it to the on side
  14.6 Kulkarni to Slater, no run, goes for the sweep, the ball falls very
        close to the wickets, Dighe shouts loud as he though there was
        some bat on it

End of over 15 (7 runs) Australia 65/0 (trail by 45 runs)
NM Kulkarni 4-0-22-0 - Anna Pavilion End
ML Hayden 31* (32b 3x4 1x6) MJ Slater 33* (58b 2x4 2x6)

  15.1 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, full toss outside the off stump,
        pushes it to cover
  15.2 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, two runs, on his pads, paddles it around
        for the couple
  15.3 Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, one run, hits it very hard to fine leg
        this time getting only the single
  15.4 Harbhajan Singh to Slater, no run, steps out and comes to the pitch
        of the ball very well, only to defend it down
  15.5 Harbhajan Singh to Slater, no run, comes forward and defends it
        towards cover cautiously
  15.6 Harbhajan Singh to Slater, one run, goes back very well and turns
        it to long leg for the easy run

End of over 16 (4 runs) Australia 69/0 (trail by 41 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 7-3-25-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
MJ Slater 34* (61b 2x4 2x6) ML Hayden 34* (35b 3x4 1x6)

Match State: Lunch - Day 4

       That was a good session for the Aussies
       Getting 69 runs in just 16 overs
       They would be hoping to get more quick runs to win this Test
       The Indians would be putting their thinking cap by Lunch and have
        to restrict runs and take wickets if they need to come out winning
        of this Test match
       Get back to us in about 35 mins (1210 hrs. IST) for more LIVE text
        commentary
       Play about to start after Lunch on Day 4
       Kulkarni will continue over the wicket to Slater
  16.1 Kulkarni to Slater, no run, outside the leg stump, comes out and
        pushes it to square leg
  16.2 Kulkarni to Slater, one run, turns it to deep backward square leg
        and gets the single
  16.3 Kulkarni to Hayden, no run, outside the off stump, straight ball,
        keeps low, left alone
  16.4 Kulkarni to Hayden, no run, outside the off stump, Hayden gets his
        front foot forward and shoulders arms
  16.5 Kulkarni to Hayden, one run, leans to that ball outside the off
        stump and drives it to the sweeper on the off side for the single
  16.6 Kulkarni to Slater, one run, turns it off his pads to long leg

End of over 17 (3 runs) Australia 72/0 (trail by 38 runs)
NM Kulkarni 5-0-25-0 - Anna Pavilion End
MJ Slater 36* (64b 2x4 2x6) ML Hayden 35* (38b 3x4 1x6)

  17.1 Harbhajan Singh to Slater, no run, flighted ball on off stump,
        comes forward and defends it towards cover
  17.2 Harbhajan Singh to Slater, FOUR, leans well forward and continues
        to get quick runs, drives it to the cover point fence, Dravid
        slides , but fails to stop the ball
  17.3 Harbhajan Singh to Slater, no run, turn and bounce, defends at it,
        the ball lobs towards the vacant short mid off region
  17.4 Harbhajan Singh to Slater, FOUR, straight ball, comes forward and
        misses the ball, Dighe misses yet another chance and allows ,
        infact runs given to Slater, the umpire thinks he edged it
  17.5 Harbhajan Singh to Slater, two runs, steps out and thrashes it
        through short mid wicket, misfield gives the couple
  17.6 Harbhajan Singh to Slater, no run

End of over 18 (10 runs) Australia 82/0 (trail by 28 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 8-3-35-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
ML Hayden 35* (38b 3x4 1x6) MJ Slater 46* (70b 4x4 2x6)

  18.1 Kulkarni to Hayden, no run
  18.2 Kulkarni to Hayden, OUT: sweeps across from outside the off stump,
        towards deep mid wicket, did not get enough bat to get it over the
        ropes, Zaheer Khan runs in and takes a very good catch diving full
        stretch forward

       Australia 82/1, Partnership of 82
       ML Hayden  c Khan b Kulkarni  35 (40b 3x4 1x6)
       MJ Slater 46* (70b 4x4 2x6) NM Kulkarni 5.2-0-25-1

  18.3 Kulkarni to Slater, no run, outside the leg stump, tries to flick
        and misses
  18.4 Kulkarni to Slater, no run, defends it to forward short leg off the
        pads
  18.5 Kulkarni to Slater, no run, flicks it to short fine leg off his
        pads, Gilchrist wanted the run, sent back by Slater
  18.6 Kulkarni to Slater, no run, pushes into the knees of forward short
        leg

End of over 19 (maiden) Australia 82/1 (trail by 28 runs)
NM Kulkarni 6-1-25-1 - Anna Pavilion End
AC Gilchrist 0* (0b) MJ Slater 46* (74b 4x4 2x6)

  19.1 Harbhajan Singh to Gilchrist, no run, on target, forces Gilchrist
        to his back foot, defends with a straight bat
  19.2 Harbhajan Singh to Gilchrist, no run, just outside the off stump,
        left alone as it was very fast
  19.3 Harbhajan Singh to Gilchrist, no run, on target, defends forward,
        lobs a bit towards forward short leg
  19.4 Harbhajan Singh to Gilchrist, no run, comes well forward and
        defends it to silly point
  19.5 Harbhajan Singh to Gilchrist, no run, that one turned in, goes back
        and jabs it to the slips on the bounce, that was very close to the
        off stump
  19.6 Harbhajan Singh to Gilchrist, no run, on leg stump, thrusts his
        pads in front and defends it to the off side

End of over 20 (maiden) Australia 82/1 (trail by 28 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 9-4-35-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
MJ Slater 46* (74b 4x4 2x6) AC Gilchrist 0* (6b)

  20.1 Kulkarni to Slater, one run, taps it behind square leg for the
        qucik and risky run
  20.2 Kulkarni to Gilchrist, no run, short of length, pushes it
        defensively towards cover
  20.3 Kulkarni to Gilchrist, no run, pushes it to mid off
  20.4 Kulkarni to Gilchrist, one run, leans forward and taps it towards
        short 3rd man for the first run in this innings
  20.5 Kulkarni to Slater, no run, comes forward and taps it to mid wicket
  20.6 Kulkarni to Slater, no run

End of over 21 (2 runs) Australia 84/1 (trail by 26 runs)
NM Kulkarni 7-1-27-1 - Anna Pavilion End
AC Gilchrist 1* (9b) MJ Slater 47* (77b 4x4 2x6)

  21.1 Harbhajan Singh to Gilchrist, no run, comes forward and defends
        with his pads
  21.2 Harbhajan Singh to Gilchrist, OUT: oh!, Gilchrist gone, goes back
        and tries to defend, misses it, gets rapped on the pads, loud
        appeal, upheld, bad run continues for Gilchrist

       Australia 84/2, Partnership of 2
       AC Gilchrist  lbw b Harbhajan Singh  1 (11b 0x4 0x6)
       MJ Slater 47* (77b 4x4 2x6) Harbhajan Singh 9.2-4-35-1

  21.3 Harbhajan Singh to Langer, no run, leans well forward and pads it
        away
  21.4 Harbhajan Singh to Langer, no run, stretches his pads well in front
        and defends it to the on side
  21.5 Harbhajan Singh to Langer, FOUR, drives it right through Kulkarni's
        legs at backward point and the ball gets past the ropes
  21.6 Harbhajan Singh to Langer, no run

End of over 22 (4 runs) Australia 88/2 (trail by 22 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 10-4-39-1 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
MJ Slater 47* (77b 4x4 2x6) JL Langer 4* (4b 1x4)

  22.1 Kulkarni to Slater, no run, outside trhe leg stump, tries to run it
        to the on side, leading edge to the off side
  22.2 Kulkarni to Slater, no run, steps out and drives it to the bowler
        with force
  22.3 Kulkarni to Slater, no run
  22.4 Kulkarni to Slater, one run, steps out and drives it to long on
  22.5 Kulkarni to Langer, no run, outside the off stump, left alone with
        front foot well forward
  22.6 Kulkarni to Langer, one run, comes forward and drives it wide of
        mid on for the single to keep strike

End of over 23 (2 runs) Australia 90/2 (trail by 20 runs)
NM Kulkarni 8-1-29-1 - Anna Pavilion End
JL Langer 5* (6b 1x4) MJ Slater 48* (81b 4x4 2x6)

  23.1 Harbhajan Singh to Langer, no run, outside the off stump, puts his
        front foot forward and lets it to the keeper
  23.2 Harbhajan Singh to Langer, two runs, leans well forward and drives
        it through mid wicket
  23.3 Harbhajan Singh to Langer, one run
  23.4 Harbhajan Singh to Slater, OUT: the ball turning away from the bat,
        Slater pokes hesitantly at it, edges it to Laxman who gets it
        bending low forward, splendid catch by the Hyderabadi

       Australia 93/3, Partnership of 9
       MJ Slater  c Laxman b Harbhajan Singh  48 (82b 4x4 2x6)
       JL Langer 8* (9b 1x4) Harbhajan Singh 10.4-4-42-2

  23.5 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, no run, nice ball on off stump, goes
        back and defends cautiously
  23.6 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, no run

End of over 24 (3 runs) Australia 93/3 (trail by 17 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 11-4-42-2 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
JL Langer 8* (9b 1x4) ME Waugh 0* (2b)

  24.1 Kulkarni to Langer, no run
  24.2 Kulkarni to Langer, no run
  24.3 Kulkarni to Langer, no run, comes forward and defends it down
  24.4 Kulkarni to Langer, no run, goes for the front footed on drive,
        lobs it towards forward short leg, falls a bit short
  24.5 Kulkarni to Langer, no run
  24.6 Kulkarni to Langer, no run, stretches forward and defends it
        towards point

End of over 25 (maiden) Australia 93/3 (trail by 17 runs)
NM Kulkarni 9-2-29-1 - Anna Pavilion End
ME Waugh 0* (2b) JL Langer 8* (15b 1x4)

  25.1 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, no run, on off stump, drives it to
        cover off the front foot
  25.2 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, no run, Mark Waugh goes back and looks
        for the turn, the ball went in straight, defends it down
  25.3 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, no run, on off stump, quicker this
        time, hurriedly defends at it
  25.4 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, no run, outside off, padded away to
        the offside
  25.5 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, no run, outside off, well flighted,
        Mark Waugh bends low down and defends to the offside
  25.6 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, no run, what a superb deliver, Waugh
        pokes forward, ball goes almost straight past his edge, Dighe
        keeps, periliously close to an edge

End of over 26 (maiden) Australia 93/3 (trail by 17 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 12-5-42-2 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
JL Langer 8* (15b 1x4) ME Waugh 0* (8b)

  26.1 Kulkarni to Langer, no run, defended to silly point
  26.2 Kulkarni to Langer, no run, outside off, Langer lets it go through
  26.3 Kulkarni to Langer, no run, Kulkarni lands it outside off again,
        Langer cuts to backward point
  26.4 Kulkarni to Langer, no run, nicely tossed up, driven to Tendulkar
        at cover
  26.5 Kulkarni to Langer, no run, watchful defence for Langer, pushed to
        silly point
  26.6 Kulkarni to Langer, no run, outside off, nice line, Langer pads it
        away to the fielder at silly point

End of over 27 (maiden) Australia 93/3 (trail by 17 runs)
NM Kulkarni 10-3-29-1 - Anna Pavilion End
ME Waugh 0* (8b) JL Langer 8* (21b 1x4)

  27.1 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, FOUR, down the track, tries to hit it
        over mid wicket but the turn takes the edge and the ball flies
        over square leg instead, fielder runs around from fineleg but
        cannot get to the ball in time
  27.2 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, no run, defended back down t he track
  27.3 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, no run, outside off, pushed to cover
  27.4 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, one run, driven to mid on, quick run
        taken
       Harbhajan has dismissed more than 60% of the Australian batsmen in
        this series
  27.5 Harbhajan Singh to Langer, no run, outside off, Langer is content
        letting it pass through to Dighe
  27.6 Harbhajan Singh to Langer, no run, on the backfoot, ball goes
        straight through, hit high on the thigh pad

End of over 28 (5 runs) Australia 98/3 (trail by 12 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 13-5-47-2 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
ME Waugh 5* (12b 1x4) JL Langer 8* (23b 1x4)

  28.1 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, no run, pitches down leg, Waugh pads it away
       Tendulkar & Zaheer have taken the 2nd most # of wickets for India
        after Harbhajan, 3 each !
  28.2 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, FOUR, driven straight back, Kulkarni gets a
        finger to it and the ball goes very close to the non-striker's
        stumps to the boundary
  28.3 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, no run, padded away
  28.4 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, no run, no shot offered, happy to use his
        pads
  28.5 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, no run, pitching on leg, once again padded
        away, this time it rolls to short fineleg
  28.6 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, no run, down leg again, Waugh tries to flick
        it, misses and Dighe collects

End of over 29 (4 runs) Australia 102/3 (trail by 8 runs)
NM Kulkarni 11-3-33-1 - Anna Pavilion End
JL Langer 8* (23b 1x4) ME Waugh 9* (18b 2x4)

  29.1 Harbhajan Singh to Langer, no run, outside off, pushed quicker
        through, Langer lets it go
  29.2 Harbhajan Singh to Langer, legbye: one run, padded away to
        squareleg, Dighe runs around and collects
  29.3 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, no run, driven to mid on
  29.4 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, no run, nice bite and turn from
        outside off, Waugh tries to cut, catches the edge and goes to slip
        but Waugh has done well to ensure that the ball does not carry to
        Laxman
  29.5 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, no run, pushed through quicker again,
        Waugh pushes it to cover point
  29.6 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, no run, defended

End of over 30 (1 run, maiden) Australia 103/3 (trail by 7 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 14-6-47-2 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
JL Langer 8* (25b 1x4) ME Waugh 9* (22b 2x4)

  30.1 Kulkarni to Langer, no run, tossed up, driven to cover, Tendulkar
        fields
  30.2 Kulkarni to Langer, no run, tries to sweep from outside off, misses
        the bat, goes off the body to short leg
  30.3 Kulkarni to Langer, no run, watchfully defended to backward point
  30.4 Kulkarni to Langer, no run, nicely tossed up again, pushed to silly
        point
  30.5 Kulkarni to Langer, no run, defended back to the bowler
  30.6 Kulkarni to Langer, no run, driven back to the bowler

End of over 31 (maiden) Australia 103/3 (trail by 7 runs)
NM Kulkarni 12-4-33-1 - Anna Pavilion End
ME Waugh 9* (22b 2x4) JL Langer 8* (31b 1x4)

  31.1 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, no run, well flighted, drifting nicely
        through the air, Waugh lets it pass to Dighe
  31.2 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, bye: FOUR, way down leg, Harbhajan
        attempts a quicker delivery, mis-directed delivery, Dighe doesnt
        get to the ball in time and it goes past hte leg-slip
  31.3 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, no run, outside off., left alone
  31.4 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, no run
  31.5 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, no run, defended to short-leg
  31.6 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, no run, outside off, keeps slightly
        low, Waugh defends

End of over 32 (4 runs, maiden) Australia 107/3 (trail by 3 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 15-7-47-2 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
JL Langer 8* (31b 1x4) ME Waugh 9* (28b 2x4)

Match State: Drinks

  32.1 Kulkarni to Langer, no run
  32.2 Kulkarni to Langer, no run
  32.3 Kulkarni to Langer, no run, outside the off stump, turns in, puts
        his front foot forward and lets it to the keeper
  32.4 Kulkarni to Langer, no run, comes a bit forward and pushes back
        towards the bowler
  32.5 Kulkarni to Langer, SIX, steps out and lofts it over long on ,
        clears the rope by a very good distance, that was a good way to
        break the shackles
  32.6 Kulkarni to Langer, FOUR, outside the off stump, latches on to it
        and drives it through cover to the fence

End of over 33 (10 runs) Australia 117/3 (lead by 7 runs)
NM Kulkarni 13-4-43-1 - Anna Pavilion End
ME Waugh 9* (28b 2x4) JL Langer 18* (37b 2x4 1x6)

       Australian have now wiped off the deficit now
  33.1 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, no run
  33.2 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, FOUR, steps out and lofts it over mid
        wicket as he comes out to meet the ball outside the off stump
  33.3 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, no run, fastish ball, forcing him onto
        the back foot, defended towards cover cautiously
  33.4 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, no run, outside the off stump, puts
        his front foot forward and lets it to Dighe
  33.5 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, one run, on his pads, taps it towards
        short fine leg for the single, Mark Waugh wanted two infact, but
        Langer refuses
  33.6 Harbhajan Singh to Langer, no run, outside the leg stump to the
        left handetr, thrusts his pads well forward and pads oit away

End of over 34 (5 runs) Australia 122/3 (lead by 12 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 16-7-52-2 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
ME Waugh 14* (33b 3x4) JL Langer 18* (38b 2x4 1x6)

       Tendulkar comes to bowl ahead of Bahutule
  34.1 Tendulkar to ME Waugh, no run, outside off stump, goes for the cut
        and misses
  34.2 Tendulkar to ME Waugh, no run, outside the off stump, comes forward
        and lets alone to the keeper
  34.3 Tendulkar to ME Waugh, two runs, outside the off stump, turns away,
        Mark Waugh gives himself a bit of room and cuts it to deep
        backward point
  34.4 Tendulkar to ME Waugh, no run, outside off stump, hits it to cover
        with a flat bat, did not get enough bat in that shot
  34.5 Tendulkar to ME Waugh, no run, plays it to backward point, no runs
        this time
  34.6 Tendulkar to ME Waugh, no run, nice fastish ball on target, Mark
        Waugh goes back and defendds it down with a very straight bat

End of over 35 (2 runs) Australia 124/3 (lead by 14 runs)
SR Tendulkar 1-0-2-0 - Anna Pavilion End
JL Langer 18* (38b 2x4 1x6) ME Waugh 16* (39b 3x4)

  35.1 Harbhajan Singh to Langer, no run, puts his front foot well forward
        and gets the ball on the pads and the ball rolls to the bowler
  35.2 Harbhajan Singh to Langer, no run
  35.3 Harbhajan Singh to Langer, no run
  35.4 Harbhajan Singh to Langer, no run, gets on his pads well forward
  35.5 Harbhajan Singh to Langer, no run, on target, stretches well
        forward and defends it to the off side
  35.6 Harbhajan Singh to Langer, no run, flighted ball, comes a bit
        forward and pushes it back to the bowler

End of over 36 (maiden) Australia 124/3 (lead by 14 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 17-8-52-2 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
ME Waugh 16* (39b 3x4) JL Langer 18* (44b 2x4 1x6)

  36.1 Tendulkar to ME Waugh, no run, down the leg side, tries to flick
        and misses
  36.2 Tendulkar to ME Waugh, FOUR, just outside the off stump, moves a
        bit away and taps it wide of slip to the 3rd man, good delicate
        shot
  36.3 Tendulkar to ME Waugh, no run, leans forward and pushes it to cover
  36.4 Tendulkar to ME Waugh, no run, drives it to cover forcefully off
        the front foot, again no piercing
  36.5 Tendulkar to ME Waugh, no run, goes back and taps it defensively
        towards point
  36.6 Tendulkar to ME Waugh, one run, rocks back and jabs it in front of
        point for the single to get back the strike

End of over 37 (5 runs) Australia 129/3 (lead by 19 runs)
SR Tendulkar 2-0-7-0 - Anna Pavilion End
ME Waugh 21* (45b 4x4) JL Langer 18* (44b 2x4 1x6)

  37.1 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, no run, outside the off stump, thrusts
        his pads well in front and deliberately pads it away
  37.2 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, no run, again pads it away,
        deliberately outside the off stump
  37.3 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, one run, drifting down the leg side,
        Mark Waugh goes well back and turns it to fine leg for the single
  37.4 Harbhajan Singh to Langer, no run, leans forward and gets the ball
        on the pads and the ball rolls to the off side
  37.5 Harbhajan Singh to Langer, no run, comes forward as the ball
        balloons to forward short leg off the pads, optimistic appeal from
        Harbhajan
  37.6 Harbhajan Singh to Langer, no run, defends off the front foot

End of over 38 (1 run) Australia 130/3 (lead by 20 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 18-8-53-2 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
ME Waugh 22* (48b 4x4) JL Langer 18* (47b 2x4 1x6)

  38.1 Tendulkar to ME Waugh, one run, round the wicket, flighted ball,
        Mark Waugh takes it on the full and pushes it to mid on for the
        easy single
  38.2 Tendulkar to Langer, no run, goes for the sweep and fails to
        connect
  38.3 Tendulkar to Langer, no run, outside the off stump, turns in, gets
        it on the pads as he thrusts his pad well in front
  38.4 Tendulkar to Langer, one run, goes back and turns it off his thighs
        to long leg for the easy run
  38.5 Tendulkar to ME Waugh, one run, flicks it off his pads to deep
        square leg as the ball was well flighted again
  38.6 Tendulkar to Langer, no run, stretches well forward and defends
        with bat and pad well  together

End of over 39 (3 runs) Australia 133/3 (lead by 23 runs)
SR Tendulkar 3-0-10-0 - Anna Pavilion End
ME Waugh 24* (50b 4x4) JL Langer 19* (51b 2x4 1x6)

  39.1 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, no run, comes forward and defends
        cautiously to the off side
  39.2 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, no run, on off stump, puts his front
        foot forward and defends it with bat close to the pad
  39.3 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, no run, down the leg side, goes for
        the flick and misses as it was fired in a bit faster
  39.4 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, no run, gets his pad well in front and
        teh ball lobs towards the on side harmlessly
  39.5 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, no run, deliberately pads it away
        again outside the off stump
  39.6 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, FOUR, leans back and cuts it fine
        behind point to the fence

End of over 40 (4 runs) Australia 137/3 (lead by 27 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 19-8-57-2 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
JL Langer 19* (51b 2x4 1x6) ME Waugh 28* (56b 5x4)

       Bahutule getting a bowl now
  40.1 Bahutule to Langer, one run, starts with a very bad short ball,
        sweeps it along the ground to long leg
  40.2 Bahutule to ME Waugh, one run, on target, taps is down towards 3rd
        man for the single
  40.3 Bahutule to Langer, one run, stretches forward and taps it towards
        short 3rd man for the easy single
  40.4 Bahutule to ME Waugh, no run, on target, Mark Waugh goes back and
        defends it to the off side casually
  40.5 Bahutule to ME Waugh, one run, on target, goes back and flcisk it
        with his wirst in front of square leg
  40.6 Bahutule to Langer, OUT: just outside the off stump, goes for the
        drive through the off sdie, edges it and Laxman at first slip
        dives well to his right to take a very good catch, Langer was not
        happy at the decision, but it was a nice decision and Langer walks
        back

       Australia 141/4, Partnership of 48
       JL Langer  c Laxman b Bahutule  21 (54b 2x4 1x6)

End of over 41 (4 runs) Australia 141/4 (lead by 31 runs)
SV Bahutule 1-0-4-1 - Anna Pavilion End
ME Waugh 30* (59b 5x4) 

  41.1 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, no run, flicks it to mid wicket
  41.2 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, no run, on target, defends down
  41.3 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, no run, on off stump, goes back and
        defends it down
  41.4 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, no run
  41.5 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, no run, leans forward and drives it to
        mid on
  41.6 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, no run

End of over 42 (maiden) Australia 141/4 (lead by 31 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 20-9-57-2 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SR Waugh 0* (0b) ME Waugh 30* (65b 5x4)

  42.1 Bahutule to SR Waugh, no run, comes a bit forward and pushes it to
        mid on
  42.2 Bahutule to SR Waugh, no run, pitches on leg stump, turns in,
        stretches forward and defends it down well
  42.3 Bahutule to SR Waugh, one run, pushes it to mid on to get off the
        mark
  42.4 Bahutule to ME Waugh, no run, on target, defends well forward
  42.5 Bahutule to ME Waugh, three runs, gives himself a bit of room and
        taps it past the slip to 3rd man, Tendulkar chases and save a run
  42.6 Bahutule to SR Waugh, no run, comes forward and defends it down,
        did not get the bat to it very convincingly

End of over 43 (4 runs) Australia 145/4 (lead by 35 runs)
SV Bahutule 2-0-8-1 - Anna Pavilion End
ME Waugh 33* (67b 5x4) SR Waugh 1* (4b)

  43.1 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, one run, on his pads, taps it to deep
        backward square leg
  43.2 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, no run, on off stump, Steve Waugh
        stretches forward and defends it to the off side
  43.3 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, no run, turns in, from good length,
        Steve Waugh goes back and defends it towards point
  43.4 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, one run, that straightish quicker
        ball, Steve Waugh gets the edge, luckily for him, falls short of
        Laxman at slip
  43.5 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, one run, leans well forward and taps
        it with the spin towards mid wicket for the run
  43.6 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, no run, flights that ball on off
        stump, Steve puts his front foot forward and defends it down with
        the bat very close to the pad

End of over 44 (3 runs) Australia 148/4 (lead by 38 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 21-9-60-2 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
ME Waugh 35* (69b 5x4) SR Waugh 2* (8b)

  44.1 Bahutule to ME Waugh, no run, on off stump, bends down and forward
        and defends it with a dead bat
  44.2 Bahutule to ME Waugh, one run, flighted full toss on his pads,
        flicks it to deep backward square leg easily
  44.3 Bahutule to SR Waugh, no run, pitches on leg stump, turns away
        towards off stump, stretches forward and defends it well
  44.4 Bahutule to SR Waugh, no run, goes back and pushes it towards mid
        on
  44.5 Bahutule to SR Waugh, (noball) FOUR, Bahutule oversteps and
        overpitches, Steve Waugh comes forward and drives it off his pads
        through  mid wicket to the ropes
  44.5 Bahutule to SR Waugh, no run, outside the off stump, Stev Waugh
        goes back and leaves it to the keeper
  44.6 Bahutule to SR Waugh, no run, on target, stretches forward and
        defends it down cautiously

End of over 45 (6 runs) Australia 154/4 (lead by 44 runs)
SV Bahutule 3-0-14-1 (1nb) - Anna Pavilion End
ME Waugh 36* (71b 5x4) SR Waugh 6* (13b 1x4)

       Tendulkar replaces Harbhajan
  45.1 Tendulkar to ME Waugh, one run, outside the off stump, cuts it hard
        to deep point for the single
  45.2 Tendulkar to SR Waugh, no run, outside the off stump, turns away
        wildly, left alone easily
  45.3 Tendulkar to SR Waugh, no run, outside off stump, turns away again
        , left alone again
  45.4 Tendulkar to SR Waugh, one run, forces it off the front foot to
        deep point
  45.5 Tendulkar to ME Waugh, no run, the wrong one, came in and keeps low
        too, Mark Waugh shoulders arms
  45.6 Tendulkar to ME Waugh, no run, comes forward and defends it towards
        the bowler

End of over 46 (2 runs) Australia 156/4 (lead by 46 runs)
SR Tendulkar 4-0-12-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SR Waugh 7* (16b 1x4) ME Waugh 37* (74b 5x4)

  46.1 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, two runs, flicks it off his pads to
        deep backward square leg
  46.2 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, no run, outside the off stump, left
        alone
  46.3 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, no run, on target, goes back and
        defends it back to the bowler
  46.4 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, one run, goes back and taps it to long
        leg for the easy single
  46.5 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, no run, defends it off his pads to
        forward short leg
  46.6 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, no run, down the leg side, Mark Waugh
        goes for the flick and misses it

End of over 47 (3 runs) Australia 159/4 (lead by 49 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 22-9-63-2 - Anna Pavilion End
SR Waugh 10* (20b 1x4) ME Waugh 37* (76b 5x4)

       This session got 90 runs off 31 overs for the loss of 4 wickets
       Not a very good session for the Australians

Match State: Tea - Day 4

       Tendulkar to continue
  47.1 Tendulkar to SR Waugh, no run, stretches well forward and defends
        it down
  47.2 Tendulkar to SR Waugh, no run, outside the off stump, turns away
        very wide
  47.3 Tendulkar to SR Waugh, one run, pushes it to deep point for the
        first run after tea
  47.4 Tendulkar to ME Waugh, no run, outside the off stump, puts his
        front foot forward and shoulders arms
  47.5 Tendulkar to ME Waugh, no run, flighted full toss, fails to make
        use of it, cracks it to the man at cover
  47.6 Tendulkar to ME Waugh, no run, goes back and defends that bouncy
        ball on off stump

End of over 48 (1 run) Australia 160/4 (lead by 50 runs)
SR Tendulkar 5-0-13-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SR Waugh 11* (23b 1x4) ME Waugh 37* (79b 5x4)

  48.1 Kulkarni to SR Waugh, no run, on target, defends it down
  48.2 Kulkarni to SR Waugh, one run
  48.3 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, no run, outside the leg stump, left alone
  48.4 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, no run, outside the leg stump, goes for the
        flick and misses it
  48.5 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, no run, pads it outside the leg stump
  48.6 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, no run, pads it outside the leg stump, lobs
        to forward short leg

End of over 49 (1 run) Australia 161/4 (lead by 51 runs)
NM Kulkarni 14-4-44-1 - Anna Pavilion End
SR Waugh 12* (25b 1x4) ME Waugh 37* (83b 5x4)

  49.1 Tendulkar to SR Waugh, no run, just outside the off stump, defends
        it down to the off side
  49.2 Tendulkar to SR Waugh, no run, flighted ball, fuller ball, gets on
        insisde edge onto his pads
  49.3 Tendulkar to SR Waugh, no run, comes forward and defends it to
        silly point
  49.4 Tendulkar to SR Waugh, one run, wayward outside the off stump,
        cracks it to the sweeper on the cover fence
  49.5 Tendulkar to ME Waugh, no run, drifting down the leg side, lobs off
        the pads and inside edge to the vacant silly point region
  49.6 Tendulkar to ME Waugh, no run, outside the off stump, comes forward
        and decides not to play at it

End of over 50 (1 run) Australia 162/4 (lead by 52 runs)
SR Tendulkar 6-0-14-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SR Waugh 13* (29b 1x4) ME Waugh 37* (85b 5x4)

  50.1 Kulkarni to SR Waugh, no run, outside the leg stump, deliberately
        pads it away
  50.2 Kulkarni to SR Waugh, no run, outside the leg stump, deliberately
        pads it away again
  50.3 Kulkarni to SR Waugh, no run, outside the leg stump, left alone
  50.4 Kulkarni to SR Waugh, no run
  50.5 Kulkarni to SR Waugh, no run, outside the leg stump, moves away and
        gets on the pads
  50.6 Kulkarni to SR Waugh, no run, again outside the leg stump, goes
        back and gets it on the pads again

End of over 51 (maiden) Australia 162/4 (lead by 52 runs)
NM Kulkarni 15-5-44-1 - Anna Pavilion End
ME Waugh 37* (85b 5x4) SR Waugh 13* (35b 1x4)

  51.1 Tendulkar to ME Waugh, no run, outside the off stump, turns awy,
        left alone
  51.2 Tendulkar to ME Waugh, no run, turns away outside the off stump
        again, left alone to Dighe
  51.3 Tendulkar to ME Waugh, no run, on off stump , Mark Waugh watches
        the ball  carefully and defends off the back foot
  51.4 Tendulkar to ME Waugh, no run, goes back and defends it towards
        point off the back foot
  51.5 Tendulkar to ME Waugh, two runs, width, rocks back and cuts it to
        deep point and runs very well to get two there
  51.6 Tendulkar to ME Waugh, no run, flighted ball, turns in, goes for
        the off sdrive, thick inside edge and the ball rolls to mid on
        harmlessly

End of over 52 (2 runs) Australia 164/4 (lead by 54 runs)
SR Tendulkar 7-0-16-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SR Waugh 13* (35b 1x4) ME Waugh 39* (91b 5x4)

  52.1 Kulkarni to SR Waugh, no run, on leg stump, opens up and defends it
        to forward short leg
  52.2 Kulkarni to SR Waugh, no run, lobs off the pads to forward short
        leg outside the leg stump
  52.3 Kulkarni to SR Waugh, no run, moves his back foot away and pushes
        it back to the bowler
  52.4 Kulkarni to SR Waugh, one run, taps it off his pads to backward
        square leg for the easy run
  52.5 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, one run, absolutely the same shot as his
        brother played the previous ball
  52.6 Kulkarni to SR Waugh, no run, outside the leg stump, left alone

End of over 53 (2 runs) Australia 166/4 (lead by 56 runs)
NM Kulkarni 16-5-46-1 - Anna Pavilion End
ME Waugh 40* (92b 5x4) SR Waugh 14* (40b 1x4)

  53.1 Tendulkar to ME Waugh, no run, down the leg side, goes for the fine
        glance off his pads and misses it
  53.2 Tendulkar to ME Waugh, no run, outside the off stump, turns away,
        Mark Waugh has no work with that line
  53.3 Tendulkar to ME Waugh, two runs, this time, cuts it to deep point
        and Zaheer stops well just in front of the ropes to save 2 runs
  53.4 Tendulkar to ME Waugh, no run, the googly this time, Mark Waugh
        shaped for the cut, the ball came in, defends it to short gully
  53.5 Tendulkar to ME Waugh, no run, turn and bounces well, Mark Waugh
        wanted to cut, but decides against it as it bounced more
  53.6 Tendulkar to ME Waugh, FOUR, full toss, that is not what you bowl
        to Mark Waugh and get away, stands up and pulls it to mid wicket
        with ease and power

End of over 54 (6 runs) Australia 172/4 (lead by 62 runs)
SR Tendulkar 8-0-22-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SR Waugh 14* (40b 1x4) ME Waugh 46* (98b 6x4)

  54.1 Kulkarni to SR Waugh, one run
  54.2 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, no run, outside the leg stump, pads it away
  54.3 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, no run, continues in that outside the leg
        stump line, Mark Waugh continues to pad it away
  54.4 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, no run, flighted on his pads, comes to the
        front and flick it to square leg, Harbhajan fields it
  54.5 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, no run, just outside the leg stump, stretches
        half forward and defends at it with his pad
  54.6 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, no run, comes out of the crease and plays the
        inside out cover drive, but could not get the placement right

End of over 55 (1 run) Australia 173/4 (lead by 63 runs)
NM Kulkarni 17-5-47-1 - Anna Pavilion End
SR Waugh 15* (41b 1x4) ME Waugh 46* (103b 6x4)

       Tendulkar continues
  55.1 Tendulkar to SR Waugh, no run, flighted pitched up, leans forward
        and drives it to mid on
  55.2 Tendulkar to SR Waugh, two runs, outside the off stump, wristily
        plays it to 3rd man and gets a couple as Dravid chases and gets
        the ball back quickly
  55.3 Tendulkar to SR Waugh, no run, on off stump, pushes defencively to
        the off side
  55.4 Tendulkar to SR Waugh, no run, outside the off stump, turns in, not
        much of a turn, left alone to the keeper
  55.5 Tendulkar to SR Waugh, no run, plays the harsh cut to backward
        point, could not pierce the field
  55.6 Tendulkar to SR Waugh, no run, stretches forward and tries to
        defend, beats the outside edge

End of over 56 (2 runs) Australia 175/4 (lead by 65 runs)
SR Tendulkar 9-0-24-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
ME Waugh 46* (103b 6x4) SR Waugh 17* (47b 1x4)

  56.1 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, no run, flighted ball on leg stump, defends
        it easily
  56.2 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, no run, outside the leg stump, pads it away
  56.3 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, no run, outside the leg stump, gets on the
        pads as he tries to wrist it to the on side
  56.4 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, no run, pads it away again outside the leg
        stump, seems to be a no use line
  56.5 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, no run
  56.6 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, one run, Mark Waugh cant take it anymore,
        steps out and comes to the pitch of the ball and drives it to mid
        on, Dravid fumbles as the twins cross for the single

End of over 57 (1 run) Australia 176/4 (lead by 66 runs)
NM Kulkarni 18-5-48-1 - Anna Pavilion End
ME Waugh 47* (109b 6x4) SR Waugh 17* (47b 1x4)

  57.1 Tendulkar to ME Waugh, no run, turns away wildly, Mark Waugh has no
        business on playing that ball
  57.2 Tendulkar to ME Waugh, no run, fuller ball, Mark comes forward and
        lest it to Dighe
  57.3 Tendulkar to ME Waugh, no run, wayward, too wide and turning away,
        Dighe collects it in front of 1st slip
  57.4 Tendulkar to ME Waugh, (noball) two runs, Mark Waugh comes a bit
        forward and flicks it to deep backward square leg
  57.4 Tendulkar to ME Waugh, no run, fastish ball on target, comes a bit
        forward and defends it down very well
  57.5 Tendulkar to ME Waugh, FOUR, short ball, Mark Waugh never lets
        those balls go unpunished, pulls it to deep mid wicket for his
        second 50 for the match
  57.6 Tendulkar to ME Waugh, one run, outside the off stump, goes back
        and across and taps it to deep covr for the single to take the
        strike again

End of over 58 (8 runs) Australia 184/4 (lead by 74 runs)
SR Tendulkar 10-0-32-0 (1nb) - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
ME Waugh 54* (116b 7x4) SR Waugh 17* (47b 1x4)

  58.1 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, no run, on leg stump, Mark Waugh defends with
        bat and pad close together
  58.2 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, no run, outside the leg stump, pads it away
  58.3 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, no run, fuller on his pads, outside the legs
        tump
  58.4 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, no run, outside the leg stump, thrusts his
        pads and gets it on the pads
  58.5 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, no run, fullish ball again on the pads,
        padded away as always
  58.6 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, no run, just away from the pads, Mark Waugh
        takes the pads to it and defends it down

End of over 59 (maiden) Australia 184/4 (lead by 74 runs)
NM Kulkarni 19-6-48-1 - Anna Pavilion End
SR Waugh 17* (47b 1x4) ME Waugh 54* (122b 7x4)

       Tendulkar gives way to Harbhajan Singh
  59.1 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, no run, leans forward and defends it
        to silly point
  59.2 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, no run, that one turned and bounced,
        awkwardly defends it down
  59.3 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, no run, goes back and safely defends
        it to the off side
  59.4 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, no run, stretches well forward and
        defends it down very well
  59.5 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, no run, outside the off stump, did not
        get up well, left alone to the keeper
  59.6 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, no run, comes forward and tries to
        defend, extra bounce there, lobs a bit towards forward short leg,
        falls well short

End of over 60 (maiden) Australia 184/4 (lead by 74 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 23-10-63-2 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
ME Waugh 54* (122b 7x4) SR Waugh 17* (53b 1x4)

  60.1 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, no run, as usual outside the legs tump,
        padded away again
  60.2 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, no run, just outside the off stump, Mark
        Waugh comes forward and lets it to the keeper
  60.3 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, no run, leans back and cuts it to point
  60.4 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, no run, flighted and pitched up, driven to
        mid off with usual ease
  60.5 Kulkarni to ME Waugh, one run, pushes it towards mid off, a fumble
        from Ganguly there gets him the single
  60.6 Kulkarni to SR Waugh, no run, on target, defends well forward

End of over 61 (1 run) Australia 185/4 (lead by 75 runs)
NM Kulkarni 20-6-49-1 - Anna Pavilion End
ME Waugh 55* (127b 7x4) SR Waugh 17* (54b 1x4)

  61.1 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, no run, on off stump, comes forward
        and defends it to cover
  61.2 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, no run, goes back to that good length
        ball outside the off stump and defends it to the off side
  61.3 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, no run, steps out and drives it back
        to the bowler lazily
  61.4 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, no run, on off stump, goes back and
        defends it down cautiously
  61.5 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, no run, flighted ball, fulle rball,
        defends it towards cover
  61.6 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, one run, flicks it to mid wicket off
        the pads for the easy single

End of over 62 (1 run) Australia 186/4 (lead by 76 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 24-10-64-2 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
ME Waugh 56* (133b 7x4) SR Waugh 17* (54b 1x4)

  62.1 Bahutule to ME Waugh, no run, on target, comes a bit forward and
        defends it down with a straight bat
  62.2 Bahutule to ME Waugh, no run, fastish googly, Mark Waugh hurriedly
        defends it off the back foot to point
  62.3 Bahutule to ME Waugh, no run, short of length, bounces well, goes
        back and defends it to silly point
  62.4 Bahutule to ME Waugh, one run, leans forward and drives it wide of
        mid off for the easy single
  62.5 Bahutule to SR Waugh, one run, comes out of the crease and works it
        to mid onn off the pads
  62.6 Bahutule to ME Waugh, no run

End of over 63 (2 runs) Australia 188/4 (lead by 78 runs)
SV Bahutule 4-0-16-1 (1nb) - Anna Pavilion End
SR Waugh 18* (55b 1x4) ME Waugh 57* (138b 7x4)

  63.1 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, no run
  63.2 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, FOUR, swept it hard over mid wicket,
        his usual shot to break the shackles
  63.3 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, no run
  63.4 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, one run, goes back and tucks it down
        to deep backward square leg
  63.5 Harbhajan Singh to ME Waugh, OUT: turns away , down the leg side,
        Mark Waugh plays the flick, Dravid at backward short leg dives to
        his right and takes a stunning catch to give Harbhajan his 10
        wickets for the match

       Australia 193/5, Partnership of 52
       ME Waugh  c Dravid b Harbhajan Singh  57 (139b 7x4 0x6)
       SR Waugh 23* (59b 2x4) Harbhajan Singh 24.5-10-69-3

       That was a great catch by Dravid
       Such catches win matches for you
  63.6 Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, no run, leans forward and defends it
        uppishly towards mid wicket

End of over 64 (5 runs) Australia 193/5 (lead by 83 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 25-10-69-3 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SR Waugh 23* (59b 2x4) RT Ponting 0* (1b)

  64.1 Bahutule to SR Waugh, no run, comes forward and defends well
        forward
  64.2 Bahutule to SR Waugh, no run, comes forward and defends it to silly
        point
  64.3 Bahutule to SR Waugh, no run, on target, Steve Waugh gets his back
        foot back and across and defends compactly
  64.4 Bahutule to SR Waugh, one run, turns it to backward square leg for
        the single
  64.5 Bahutule to Ponting, no run, stretches well forward and defends it
        down to the off side
  64.6 Bahutule to Ponting, no run, goes back and defends it to forward
        short leg

End of over 65 (1 run) Australia 194/5 (lead by 84 runs)
SV Bahutule 5-0-17-1 (1nb) - Anna Pavilion End
SR Waugh 24* (63b 2x4) RT Ponting 0* (3b)

  65.1 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, no run, that ball turned, left alone,
        catches his pads and rolls to slips
  65.2 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, no run, fires it in, down the leg
        side, rolls to square leg
  65.3 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, one run
  65.4 Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, no run
  65.5 Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, no run
  65.6 Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, no run

End of over 66 (1 run) Australia 195/5 (lead by 85 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 26-10-70-3 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SR Waugh 25* (66b 2x4) RT Ponting 0* (6b)

  66.1 Bahutule to SR Waugh, (noball) no run
  66.1 Bahutule to SR Waugh, no run
  66.2 Bahutule to SR Waugh, one run
  66.3 Bahutule to Ponting, no run, steps out and hits back to Bahutule
        who drops a catch low down
  66.4 Bahutule to Ponting, one run, Ponting gets a run this time
  66.5 Bahutule to SR Waugh, no run
  66.6 Bahutule to SR Waugh, no run

End of over 67 (3 runs) Australia 198/5 (lead by 88 runs)
SV Bahutule 6-0-20-1 (2nb) - Anna Pavilion End
RT Ponting 1* (8b) SR Waugh 26* (71b 2x4)

  67.1 Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, no run
  67.2 Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, one run, goes back and taps it in front
        of square leg for his 8th run of the series
  67.3 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, no run, goes back and the ball turns
        in following him, defends it to forward short leg
  67.4 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, no run, again a similar ball, similar
        shot to forward short leg
  67.5 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, one run, goes back and flicks it to
        deep mid wicket for the easy single
  67.6 Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, SIX, steps out and does the charge,
        hits it very well and clears the long on fence, Ponting atlast
        sorts Harbhajan out a bit

End of over 68 (8 runs) Australia 206/5 (lead by 96 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 27-10-78-3 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SR Waugh 27* (74b 2x4) RT Ponting 8* (11b 1x6)

  68.1 Bahutule to SR Waugh, one run, cuts it to deep point off the back
        foot
  68.2 Bahutule to Ponting, no run, comes out of the crease and pushes it
        to mid on
  68.3 Bahutule to Ponting, no run, driven to Kulkarni at cover leaning
        well forward
  68.4 Bahutule to Ponting, no run, outside the off stump, qucik straight
        ball, left alone
  68.5 Bahutule to Ponting, two runs, on his pads, sweeps it to fine leg,
        Zaheer does a little fumble, gives away the couple
  68.6 Bahutule to Ponting, no run, come sforward and drives back to the
        bowler

End of over 69 (3 runs) Australia 209/5 (lead by 99 runs)
SV Bahutule 7-0-23-1 (2nb) - Anna Pavilion End
SR Waugh 28* (75b 2x4) RT Ponting 10* (16b 1x6)

  69.1 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, no run, bends down well and defends it
        slowly towards cover
  69.2 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, no run, quickish ball, straight ball,
        Steve plays at it and misses
  69.3 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, no run, fuller ball,
  69.4 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, no run, stays back and defends it
        towards backward point
  69.5 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, no run, stretches well forward to that
        ball outside the off stump and defends it towards cover
  69.6 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, no run, on off stump, leans well
        forward and lets the ball in and defends it late to the off side

End of over 70 (maiden) Australia 209/5 (lead by 99 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 28-11-78-3 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
RT Ponting 10* (16b 1x6) SR Waugh 28* (81b 2x4)

  70.1 Bahutule to Ponting, (noball) no run, comes forward and drives it
        to the on side, leading edge and rolls to the off side, lead is
        100 now
  70.1 Bahutule to Ponting, no run, flighted ball, goes for the harsh
        sweep, inside edge on to his pads
  70.2 Bahutule to Ponting, no run, stretches forward and defends it down
  70.3 Bahutule to Ponting, no run, outside the off stump, left alone
        easily off the front foot
  70.4 Bahutule to Ponting, one run, flighted ball outside the off stump,
        drives it through cover, Kulkarni dives and effects a very good
        stop
  70.5 Bahutule to SR Waugh, no run, comes forward with his front foot
        well forward and defends it down
  70.6 Bahutule to SR Waugh, no run, on target, comes forwward and defends
        it down with a dead bat

End of over 71 (2 runs) Australia 211/5 (lead by 101 runs)
SV Bahutule 8-0-25-1 (3nb) - Anna Pavilion End
RT Ponting 11* (21b 1x6) SR Waugh 28* (83b 2x4)

  71.1 Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, no run, flicks it off the front foot to
        mid wicket, plays it across
  71.2 Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, no run, turns in, Ponting goes back and
        defends it down with a straight bat
  71.3 Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, no run, goes back and taps it down to
        Dravid at backward square leg
  71.4 Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, OUT: Ponting falls to Harbhajan
        again!!! 5 out of 5 - stretches well forward and tries to defend
        the turning ball, the ball catches the glove and balloons to
        Dravid for an easy catch this time

       Australia 211/6, Partnership of 18
       RT Ponting  c Dravid b Harbhajan Singh  11 (25b 0x4 1x6)
       SR Waugh 28* (83b 2x4) Harbhajan Singh 28.4-11-78-4

       Warne comes  in, on a pair
  71.5 Harbhajan Singh to Warne, no run, leans well forward and defends it
        to the on side
  71.6 Harbhajan Singh to Warne, no run, on off stump, comes a bit forward
        and defends it down

End of over 72 (maiden) Australia 211/6 (lead by 101 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 29-12-78-4 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SR Waugh 28* (83b 2x4) SK Warne 0* (2b)

  72.1 Bahutule to SR Waugh, one run, steps out and drives back to
        Bahutule, he fails to field it giving the single away
  72.2 Bahutule to Warne, legbye: FOUR, super ball, Warne tries to defend
        at that one, beats everyone and runs to the ropes after brushing
        the pads
  72.3 Bahutule to Warne, one run, taps it towards gully to gte off the
        mark after 3 consecutive ducks
  72.4 Bahutule to SR Waugh, one run, steps out and drives it to mid off
        and takes a very quick run
  72.5 Bahutule to Warne, no run, thrusts his pads well in front and
        defends it with the pads
  72.6 Bahutule to Warne, FOUR, flighted ball, bends down on his knees and
        sweeps it harshly to mid wicket and he gets a boundary this time

End of over 73 (11 runs) Australia 222/6 (lead by 112 runs)
SV Bahutule 9-0-32-1 (3nb) - Anna Pavilion End
SR Waugh 30* (85b 2x4) SK Warne 5* (6b 1x4)

  73.1 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, no run, on target, comes forward and
        defends it well
  73.2 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, one run, goes back and flicks it to
        backward square leg
  73.3 Harbhajan Singh to Warne, no run, comes well forward and gets on
        the pads, outside the off stump
  73.4 Harbhajan Singh to Warne, no run, deliberatly thrusts his pads at
        it, just outside the off stump
  73.5 Harbhajan Singh to Warne, no run, turns in sharply, Warne let it go
        to the keepr, gets the pads and falls down harmlessly
  73.6 Harbhajan Singh to Warne, no run, fastish ball, on off stump, Warne
        defends at it hurriedly

End of over 74 (1 run) Australia 223/6 (lead by 113 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 30-12-79-4 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SR Waugh 31* (87b 2x4) SK Warne 5* (10b 1x4)

  74.1 Tendulkar to SR Waugh, no run, outside the off stump, left alone
  74.2 Tendulkar to SR Waugh, no run, stretchges well forward and defends
        it down
  74.3 Tendulkar to SR Waugh, one run, full toss, drives hard to cover,
        misses out on a boundary ball
  74.4 Tendulkar to Warne, no run, outside the off stump, turns away, left
        alone
  74.5 Tendulkar to Warne, no run, outside the off stump, goes for the
        cut, does not get enough bat for any run
  74.6 Tendulkar to Warne, one run, short ball, outside the off stump,
        pulls it to deep mid wicket to keep strike

End of over 75 (2 runs) Australia 225/6 (lead by 115 runs)
SR Tendulkar 11-0-34-0 (1nb) - Anna Pavilion End
SK Warne 6* (13b 1x4) SR Waugh 32* (90b 2x4)

  75.1 Harbhajan Singh to Warne, no run, puts his front fot forward and
        defends it down cautiously
  75.2 Harbhajan Singh to Warne, one run, goes back as the ball turns down
        the leg side, flicks it to backward square leg
  75.3 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, no run, comes forward with his front
        foot and defends the ball towards slip
  75.4 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, no run, on his pads, flicks it to
        forward short leg
  75.5 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, one run, the ball came in sharply,
        Steve Waugh goes back and taps it towards gully for the single
  75.6 Harbhajan Singh to Warne, no run, flighted ball, on off stump, puts
        his front foot forward and pushes back to the bowler

End of over 76 (2 runs) Australia 227/6 (lead by 117 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 31-12-81-4 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SR Waugh 33* (93b 2x4) SK Warne 7* (16b 1x4)

  76.1 Tendulkar to SR Waugh, FOUR, outside the off stump, cuts it harshly
        to deep point and gets a very good boundary
  76.2 Tendulkar to SR Waugh, no run, straightish ball, outside the off
        stump, goes back and defends it  down
  76.3 Tendulkar to SR Waugh, one run, full toss, flighted one, Steve
        Waugh pulls it to deep mid wicket
  76.4 Tendulkar to Warne, no run, outside the off stump, leans well
        forward and defends it towards gully
  76.5 Tendulkar to Warne, FOUR, short ball, outside the off stump, pulls
        it just wide of mid on to the ropes, welcome runs for Australia
  76.6 Tendulkar to Warne, no run, flighted and pitched up, drives forward
        to cover, Bahutule fumbles, but does not get the single as the mid
        off man backed it up well

End of over 77 (9 runs) Australia 236/6 (lead by 126 runs)
SR Tendulkar 12-0-43-0 (1nb) - Anna Pavilion End
SR Waugh 38* (96b 3x4) SK Warne 11* (19b 2x4)

  77.1 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, no run, fastish ball on  target,
        defends it down to backward short leg
  77.2 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, no run, leans back and forces it to
        cover
  77.3 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, one run, goes back and flicks it
        through mid wicket for the single
  77.4 Harbhajan Singh to Warne, no run, outside the off stump, comes a
        bit forward and drives it to mid off
  77.5 Harbhajan Singh to Warne, no run, stretches well forward and gets
        on the pads as he tries to defend at that one
  77.6 Harbhajan Singh to Warne, no run, flighted ball, just outside the
        off stump, cautiously bends down and defends

End of over 78 (1 run) Australia 237/6 (lead by 127 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 32-12-82-4 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SR Waugh 39* (99b 3x4) SK Warne 11* (22b 2x4)

  78.1 Kulkarni to SR Waugh, no run, outside the leg stump, left alone
        easily
  78.2 Kulkarni to SR Waugh, no run, on leg stump, Steve Waugh goes back
        and defends it with a straight bat
  78.3 Kulkarni to SR Waugh, no run, outside the leg stump, gos back and
        gets it on the pads defensively
  78.4 Kulkarni to SR Waugh, no run
  78.5 Kulkarni to SR Waugh, FOUR, comes forward and drives it well to the
        long off ropes
  78.6 Kulkarni to SR Waugh, no run, steps out and gets to the pitch of
        the ball and pushes it to mid on

End of over 79 (4 runs) Australia 241/6 (lead by 131 runs)
NM Kulkarni 21-6-53-1 - Anna Pavilion End
SK Warne 11* (22b 2x4) SR Waugh 43* (105b 4x4)

  79.1 Harbhajan Singh to Warne, no run, deliberately pads it outside the
        off stump, loud appeal, turned down
  79.2 Harbhajan Singh to Warne, no run, thrusts his pads forward on the
        off side and pads ti away to the on side
  79.3 Harbhajan Singh to Warne, no run
  79.4 Harbhajan Singh to Warne, no run, comes well forward and defends it
        along the ground back towards the bowler
  79.5 Harbhajan Singh to Warne, no run, fastish ball, right in the block
        hole, Warne digs it out well to the on side
  79.6 Harbhajan Singh to Warne, OUT: thrusts his pad in front and gets
        the faster ball on his back pad, loud appeal and the umpire
        obliges as Harbhajan gets his 4th consecutive 5fer

       Australia 241/7, Partnership of 30
       SK Warne  lbw b Harbhajan Singh  11 (28b 2x4 0x6)

End of over 80 (maiden) Australia 241/7 (lead by 131 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 33-13-82-5 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SR Waugh 43* (105b 4x4) 

Match State: Stumps - Day 4

       Thats the end of the day's play
       The last session brought  82 runs losing 3 wickets off 33 overs
       The day has been good for India
       The last wicket extended their lead from 89 to 110
       They have now captured 7 Australian wickets in the second innings
       As we have seen earlier in this series, Harbhajan causing a lot of
        problems to the Aussies
       Harbhajan gets his fourth consecutive 5 wicket haul for the series
       He now has 29 wicket for the series out of the 47 Australian
        wickets to have fallen so far
       The Indians fans would be hoping a decent show from their batsmen
        and knock off the deficit and win the series
       Dont forget, they have to take 3 more Australian wickets before
        they could bat
       The lower order have always troubled the Indian bowlers
       Also the strong Steve Waugh is still there
       He is not going to give it easily
       Get back to us for more LIVE text commentary for the last day of
        Test cricket in this series tomorrow at 0930 hrs IST (0400 hrs.
        GMT)
       Till then from all of us here - its ... bye bye
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        of the Test in this series
       The Test still hangs in balance as Australia have a lead of 131
        runs with 3 wickets in hand
       It could have well been 4, but for Harbhajan trapping Warne plumb
        in front in the last delivery of the 4th day
       Steve Waugh is still at the centre and he would be hoping to bat as
        long as possible and prevent Ganguly & Co. from winning the series
       He is a real fighter and he has dug Australia out of trouble many
        times before, but this is a real war as the pitch is turning,
        Harbhajan has been in tremendous touch claiming 29 of the 47
        Australian wickets in the series
       Indians will be wanting to wrap up the Australian tail in quick
        time as they will not want to chase a big total and put themselves
        into trouble
       Yesterday's 5fer for Harbhajan was his 4th consecutive one
       He has also claimed 2 consecutive 10fers
       Indians fans would love an Indian victory here after all the verbal
        duels through media before the start of the series between Steve
        Waugh and Ganguly
       But, Steve Waugh is grit personified
       Indians are not going to win this easily today - they will really
        have to play it hard
       We are all in for an absorbing day's play
       Will the Australians go back home waiting to win a series in India?
       Or will they do it now after 31 years?
       Stay back with us for an intriguing final day's play
       200 might be tough to chase here for India as the pitch has worn
        out really
       Play about to start here as the umpires AV Jayaprakash and RE
        Koertzen make their way to the centre
       The Indians also entering the field now enthusiastically
       Steve Waugh and Gillespie coming out to bat - Can they repeat their
        2nd day feat in Kolkata?
       Kulkarni will start the proceedings for the day from the Pavilion
        End
  80.1 Kulkarni to SR Waugh, no run, continues as yesterday, down the leg
        side, Steve Waugh leaves it alone
  80.2 Kulkarni to SR Waugh, no run, outside the leg stump again, Steve
        Waugh goes back and defends it to forward short leg
  80.3 Kulkarni to SR Waugh, no run, moves a bit away and pushes it back
        to the bowler
  80.4 Kulkarni to SR Waugh, no run, goes for the harsh sweep and misses
        and gets rapped on the pads, outside the leg stump
  80.5 Kulkarni to SR Waugh, no run, outside the leg stump, turns in. goes
        back and edges it towards slips, rolls to slip
  80.6 Kulkarni to SR Waugh, no run, outside the leg stump again.
        stretches forward and defends it to the off side, starts with a
        maiden over

End of over 81 (maiden) Australia 241/7 (lead by 131 runs)
NM Kulkarni 22-7-53-1 - Anna Pavilion End
JN Gillespie 0* (0b) SR Waugh 43* (111b 4x4)

  81.1 Harbhajan Singh to Gillespie, no run, outside the off stump, left
        alone easily
  81.2 Harbhajan Singh to Gillespie, no run, on off stump, Gillespie goes
        back and defends it down well
  81.3 Harbhajan Singh to Gillespie, no run, leans forward and drives it
        to mid on
  81.4 Harbhajan Singh to Gillespie, no run, stretches forward and pads it
        well in front
  81.5 Harbhajan Singh to Gillespie, no run, thrusts his pads forward and
        the ball lobs to silly point off the pad
  81.6 Harbhajan Singh to Gillespie, no run, defends it off the back foot
        to backward short leg

End of over 82 (maiden) Australia 241/7 (lead by 131 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 34-14-82-5 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SR Waugh 43* (111b 4x4) JN Gillespie 0* (6b)

  82.1 Kulkarni to SR Waugh, no run
  82.2 Kulkarni to SR Waugh, no run, stretches well forward outside the
        leg stump and defends
  82.3 Kulkarni to SR Waugh, FOUR, steps out and drives it to the long off
        fence, Ganguly makes a very poor effort to let it through his legs
  82.4 Kulkarni to SR Waugh, no run, outside the leg stump, left alone
        with the pad well in front
  82.5 Kulkarni to SR Waugh, no run, pads it to fine leg outside the leg
        stump
  82.6 Kulkarni to SR Waugh, no run, fuller ball, outside the leg stump
        again, Steve Waugh is never going to play at those as long as
        Kulkarni is not going to get much turn

End of over 83 (4 runs) Australia 245/7 (lead by 135 runs)
NM Kulkarni 23-7-57-1 - Anna Pavilion End
JN Gillespie 0* (6b) SR Waugh 47* (117b 5x4)

  83.1 Harbhajan Singh to Gillespie, no run
  83.2 Harbhajan Singh to Gillespie, no run, comes forward and defends ,
        the ball turns and hits his thighs and rolls down
  83.3 Harbhajan Singh to Gillespie, no run, flicks it in the sir towards
        mid wicket, just wide of Das at forward short leg
  83.4 Harbhajan Singh to Gillespie, no run, comes forward and defends it
        down mostly with the pad
  83.5 Harbhajan Singh to Gillespie, no run, turns in and bounces a bit
        too, the ball rlls down, Gillespie makes sure that it rolls away
        from the wickets
  83.6 Harbhajan Singh to Gillespie, no run, thrusts his pads forward and
        the ball balloons to silly point

End of over 84 (maiden) Australia 245/7 (lead by 135 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 35-15-82-5 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SR Waugh 47* (117b 5x4) JN Gillespie 0* (12b)

  84.1 Kulkarni to SR Waugh, no run, outside the leg stump, goes back and
        defends it with the pads
  84.2 Kulkarni to SR Waugh, no run, puts his pad forward and pads it aay
        from outside the leg stump
  84.3 Kulkarni to SR Waugh, no run, the ball came in target after
        pitching outside the leg stump, Steve waugh pads it again
  84.4 Kulkarni to SR Waugh, no run, way outside the leg stump, Steve
        Waugh gos back and cannot play at it
  84.5 Kulkarni to SR Waugh, no run, way outside the leg stump again. puts
        his front foot forward and lets it to Dighe
  84.6 Kulkarni to SR Waugh, no run, similar ball, similar result

End of over 85 (maiden) Australia 245/7 (lead by 135 runs)
NM Kulkarni 24-8-57-1 - Anna Pavilion End
JN Gillespie 0* (12b) SR Waugh 47* (123b 5x4)

  85.1 Harbhajan Singh to Gillespie, no run, stretches forward and defends
        it down confidently
  85.2 Harbhajan Singh to Gillespie, no run, turns in from outside the off
        stump, goes back and across and defends it down to backward square
        leg
  85.3 Harbhajan Singh to Gillespie, no run, Gillespie stays where he is
        and defends with a dead bat
  85.4 Harbhajan Singh to Gillespie, no run, leans a bit forward and
        pushes airily towards mid on
  85.5 Harbhajan Singh to Gillespie, one run, on his pads, flicks it over
        short mid on, the man came in there just for this ball and
        Gillespie really lucky to get it just over him
  85.6 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, no run, on off stump, Steve Waugh
        comes well forward and defends it to the off side

End of over 86 (1 run) Australia 246/7 (lead by 136 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 36-15-83-5 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
JN Gillespie 1* (17b) SR Waugh 47* (124b 5x4)

       Kulkarni will bowl to Gillespie for the first time today
  86.1 Kulkarni to Gillespie, no run, coming round the wickets, on off
        stump, leans forward and defends it towards slip
  86.2 Kulkarni to Gillespie, no run, on target, comes forward and defends
        withbat and pad close together
  86.3 Kulkarni to Gillespie, no run, flighted ball outside the off stump,
        Gillespie goes for the drive through the off side, the ball hits
        the rough and turns away with bounce to Laxman at first slip
  86.4 Kulkarni to Gillespie, no run, defends forward cautiously
  86.5 Kulkarni to Gillespie, no run, pitched up, on target, moves away
        and drives it to mid off
  86.6 Kulkarni to Gillespie, no run, flatish ball on target, puts his
        front foot forward and defends it down with a dead bat

End of over 87 (maiden) Australia 246/7 (lead by 136 runs)
NM Kulkarni 25-9-57-1 - Anna Pavilion End
SR Waugh 47* (124b 5x4) JN Gillespie 1* (23b)

  87.1 Harbhajan Singh to SR Waugh, OUT: Harbhajan strikes again - this
        time the big wicket of Steve Waugh, he comes forward and tries to
        defend the ball turns and bounces and catches the edge and
        balloons to Das at forward short leg for an easy catch

       Australia 246/8, Partnership of 5
       SR Waugh  c Das b Harbhajan Singh  47 (125b 5x4 0x6)
       JN Gillespie 1* (23b) Harbhajan Singh 36.1-15-83-6

  87.2 Harbhajan Singh to Miller, no run, turns in slightly, has his bat
        within the pads and defends it down
  87.3 Harbhajan Singh to Miller, no run, turns in sharply again, puts his
        front foot forward and defends it down with the bat
  87.4 Harbhajan Singh to Miller, no run, fuller ball, defends it with bat
        and pad close together
  87.5 Harbhajan Singh to Miller, no run, turns in, thrusts his pads in
        front and pads it away
  87.6 Harbhajan Singh to Miller, no run, fuller ball, defends it down
        cautiously

End of over 88 (maiden) Australia 246/8 (lead by 136 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 37-16-83-6 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
JN Gillespie 1* (23b) CR Miller 0* (5b)

       Steve Waugh fails to reach 50 again in the second innings
       He has not got to 50 in the 2nd innings in almost the last three
        and a half years
  88.1 Kulkarni to Gillespie, no run, defends well forward
  88.2 Kulkarni to Gillespie, no run
  88.3 Kulkarni to Gillespie, no run, on target, defends forward
  88.4 Kulkarni to Gillespie, no run, on target, stretches forward and
        defends again
  88.5 Kulkarni to Gillespie, no run, comes out a bit and drives it back
        to the bowler
  88.6 Kulkarni to Gillespie, no run, fuller ball on target, Gillespie
        stays back and defends it down to the off side

End of over 89 (maiden) Australia 246/8 (lead by 136 runs)
NM Kulkarni 26-10-57-1 - Anna Pavilion End
CR Miller 0* (5b) JN Gillespie 1* (29b)

  89.1 Harbhajan Singh to Miller, no run, defends forward, rolls off the
        bat and pads, Dighe dives in front and fails to make it, but he
        did it well
  89.2 Harbhajan Singh to Miller, no run, defends compactly within himself
  89.3 Harbhajan Singh to Miller, no run
  89.4 Harbhajan Singh to Miller, no run, on off stump, stretches forward
        and defends it down to the off side carefully
  89.5 Harbhajan Singh to Miller, no run, flighted ball, comes in, Miller
        safely defends it
  89.6 Harbhajan Singh to Miller, no run, pads it hald forward, no appeal
        as the ball was turning away and going down the leg side

End of over 90 (maiden) Australia 246/8 (lead by 136 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 38-17-83-6 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
JN Gillespie 1* (29b) CR Miller 0* (11b)

  90.1 Kulkarni to Gillespie, no run, comes forward and goes for the
        drive, he misses it, Dighe misses yet another stumping chance
  90.2 Kulkarni to Gillespie, no run, defends forward cautiously
  90.3 Kulkarni to Gillespie, no run, defends czutiously forward
  90.4 Kulkarni to Gillespie, no run, flighted ball on off stump, defends
        it down well
  90.5 Kulkarni to Gillespie, no run, flighted ball on target, comes a bit
        forward and defends it down to the off side
  90.6 Kulkarni to Gillespie, one run, down the leg side, Gillespie goes
        back and nudges it towards short fine leg and gets back the strike
        again

End of over 91 (1 run) Australia 247/8 (lead by 137 runs)
NM Kulkarni 27-10-58-1 - Anna Pavilion End
JN Gillespie 2* (35b) CR Miller 0* (11b)

  91.1 Harbhajan Singh to Gillespie, no run, comes forward and defends it
        carefully
  91.2 Harbhajan Singh to Gillespie, no run, turns in, tries to defend
        forward, does not get the bat to it very well
  91.3 Harbhajan Singh to Gillespie, no run, turns in sharply, goes well
        back and defends it down to the on side
  91.4 Harbhajan Singh to Gillespie, no run
  91.5 Harbhajan Singh to Gillespie, no run, goes back and across and
        defends it towards mid on lazily
  91.6 Harbhajan Singh to Gillespie, no run, stretches forward and defends
        it to silly point and is happy to live long

End of over 92 (maiden) Australia 247/8 (lead by 137 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 39-18-83-6 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
CR Miller 0* (11b) JN Gillespie 2* (41b)

  92.1 Kulkarni to Miller, no run, on target, fastish ball, hurriedly
        defends it down
  92.2 Kulkarni to Miller, no run, on target again , comes down and
        defends it cautiously to the on side
  92.3 Kulkarni to Miller, no run, steps out and drives it to cover, could
        not get it in the gap and so no runs
  92.4 Kulkarni to Miller, no run, flighted on target, in the block hole,
        Miller digs it out well towards point
  92.5 Kulkarni to Miller, no run, on target, puts his front foot forward
        and defends it down well
  92.6 Kulkarni to Miller, no run, defends well forward to the bowler

End of over 93 (maiden) Australia 247/8 (lead by 137 runs)
NM Kulkarni 28-11-58-1 - Anna Pavilion End
JN Gillespie 2* (41b) CR Miller 0* (17b)

  93.1 Harbhajan Singh to Gillespie, no run, on target, Gillespie goes
        back and across and defends it to forwrad short leg
  93.2 Harbhajan Singh to Gillespie, no run, leans well forward and down
        and defends it to the off side
  93.3 Harbhajan Singh to Gillespie, no run, fuller ball, bounces and
        turns in, Gillespie lets it to Dighe this time
  93.4 Harbhajan Singh to Gillespie, bye: FOUR, keeps very much low,
        Gillespie goes to defend forward, beats everyone and rolls to the
        3rd man ropes
  93.5 Harbhajan Singh to Gillespie, no run, defends it to backward short
        leg
  93.6 Harbhajan Singh to Gillespie, OUT: coming round the wicket this
        time, gets the extra boucne on his pads. Gillespie goes back and
        tries to defend, the bounce inducing an edge, more off the glove
        to Dravid who takes a comfortable catch to give Harbhajan his 14th
        wicket for the

       Australia 251/9, Partnership of 5
       JN Gillespie  c Dravid b Harbhajan Singh  2 (47b 0x4 0x6)

End of over 94 (4 runs, maiden) Australia 251/9 (lead by 141 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 40-19-83-7 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
CR Miller 0* (17b) 

  94.1 Kulkarni to Miller, one run, flighted ball, moves a bit away and
        drives it to cover and goes for the run, McGrath starts a bit
        late, but makes the run in time as the throw was not very good
  94.2 Kulkarni to McGrath, two runs, yorker, manages an inside edge
        towards fine leg
  94.3 Kulkarni to McGrath, no run, outside the off stump, left alone
  94.4 Kulkarni to McGrath, FOUR, on target, sweeps it to fine leg, gets a
        bottom edge and gets a boundary
  94.5 Kulkarni to McGrath, no run, pushes off the front foot to mid off
  94.6 Kulkarni to McGrath, no run, outside the off stump, bounces away,
        left alone

End of over 95 (7 runs) Australia 258/9 (lead by 148 runs)
NM Kulkarni 29-11-65-1 - Anna Pavilion End
CR Miller 1* (18b) GD McGrath 6* (5b 1x4)

  95.1 Harbhajan Singh to Miller, no run, pads it away outside the off
        stump
  95.2 Harbhajan Singh to Miller, no run, turns in, defends with bat and
        pad well together
  95.3 Harbhajan Singh to Miller, no run, comes forward and defends the
        the pads
  95.4 Harbhajan Singh to Miller, no run, lobs up off the pads to silly
        point, Ganguly takes it and appeals in vain
  95.5 Harbhajan Singh to Miller, no run, outside the off stump, thrusts
        his pad well forward and pads it away
  95.6 Harbhajan Singh to Miller, no run, goes back and defends it down

End of over 96 (maiden) Australia 258/9 (lead by 148 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 41-20-83-7 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
GD McGrath 6* (5b 1x4) CR Miller 1* (24b)

  96.1 Kulkarni to McGrath, no run, goes for the big harsh sweep and
        misses it
  96.2 Kulkarni to McGrath, one run, defends it off the front foot to the
        on side
  96.3 Kulkarni to Miller, one run, cuts it to the sweeper
  96.4 Kulkarni to McGrath, two runs, leans back and cuts it towards 3rd
        man
  96.5 Kulkarni to McGrath, one run, pushes it towards mid off
  96.6 Kulkarni to Miller, no run, defends well forward

End of over 97 (5 runs) Australia 263/9 (lead by 153 runs)
NM Kulkarni 30-11-70-1 - Anna Pavilion End
GD McGrath 10* (9b 1x4) CR Miller 2* (26b)

  97.1 Harbhajan Singh to McGrath, no run, pushes away from the nody
        towards silly point, Ganguly drops it promptly
  97.2 Harbhajan Singh to McGrath, no run
  97.3 Harbhajan Singh to McGrath, no run, turns in, McGrath goes back and
        defends it to the bowler
  97.4 Harbhajan Singh to McGrath, one run, top edged sweep to backward
        square leg
  97.5 Harbhajan Singh to Miller, OUT: Miller gets his pad in front and is
        rapped on the pads, loud appeal and the umpire obliges, Harbhajan
        gets to the 15 wicket mark

       Australia 264/10, Partnership of 13
       CR Miller  lbw b Harbhajan Singh  2 (27b 0x4 0x6)
       GD McGrath 11* (13b 1x4) Harbhajan Singh 41.5-20-84-8

Match State: Innings Break

       India now need 155 runs to win off a minimum of 70 overs
       Today morning India using just under 18 overs to take the remaining
        three Australian wickets conceding 23 runs
       Harbhajan taking all the three wickets this morning
       Harbhajan gets 32 wickets in the series
       4 and 0 in Mumbai, 7 and 6 in Kolkata, 7 and 8 in Chennai
       He has 32 off the 50 Australian wickets - 64%
       The Indian chase about to start now
       Das to face McGrath now
   0.1 McGrath to Das, one run, on his hips, goes back and defends it
        towards fine leg for the first run
   0.2 McGrath to Ramesh, no run, on target, leans a bit forward and taps
        it to mid wicket
   0.3 McGrath to Ramesh, no run, across the left hander, left alone
   0.4 McGrath to Ramesh, no run, across the left hander, left alone again
   0.5 McGrath to Ramesh, FOUR, outside the off stump, moves no foot,
        leans forward and pushes it through the vacant mid off to the
        fence
   0.6 McGrath to Ramesh, no run, outside the off stump, Ramesh decides
        not o play at it

End of over 1 (5 runs) India 5/0 (150 more runs req)
GD McGrath 1-0-5-0 - Anna Pavilion End
SS Das 1* (1b) S Ramesh 4* (5b 1x4)

       Only 4 teams have won in this ground batting last
       The highest here is 125/7 by India v WI in 1979
       So, if India get to 155, it will be the highest score to win a Test
        batting last in this ground
       Note that this same ground has also hosted a TIE between these two
        teams
       The delay here is due to the sight screen
       They are not able to close it now
       Unnecessary delay here as the slide with ahich they close the as
        got struck now and now they are using some white clothes to patch
        it up
       The umpires also near the sight screen now
       Players and the entire crowd patiently waiting here in Chepauk

Match State: Delay - Day 5 - Sight Screen problems

       Atlast play is going to resume after 15 mins of unnecessary delay
   1.1 Gillespie to Das, no run, on off stump, Das defends well forward
   1.2 Gillespie to Das, no run, short of length ball, bounces a bit more,
        Das goes back and across and defends it down cautiously
   1.3 Gillespie to Das, no run, fuller ball, outside the off stump, curls
        in a bit, left alone to the keeper
   1.4 Gillespie to Das, no run, leans well forward and defends it towards
        short cover
   1.5 Gillespie to Das, no run, goes back and across and defends it at
        hip level towards mid wicket
   1.6 Gillespie to Das, no run, goes back and defends it towards point by
        turning the bat at the last moment

End of over 2 (maiden) India 5/0 (150 more runs req)
JN Gillespie 1-1-0-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
S Ramesh 4* (5b 1x4) SS Das 1* (7b)

   2.1 McGrath to Ramesh, no run, comes confidently forward and defends it
        with a very straight bat to the off side
   2.2 McGrath to Ramesh, no run, leans forward and defends it to the off
        side, takes his left arm off the bat as he plays that defence
   2.3 McGrath to Ramesh, no run, outside the off stump, stands where he
        is and leans back and cuts it to backward point, no piercing
        thouhg
   2.4 McGrath to Ramesh, two runs, on his pads, doesn't move his feet and
        turns it in front of square leg for the couple
   2.5 McGrath to Ramesh, two runs, on target, leans forward and just
        times it very well through the vacant mid off region and gets a
        couple
   2.6 McGrath to Ramesh, no run, McGrath coming round the wicket now,
        Ramesh comes out and defends it well

End of over 3 (4 runs) India 9/0 (146 more runs req)
GD McGrath 2-0-9-0 - Anna Pavilion End
SS Das 1* (7b) S Ramesh 8* (11b 1x4)

   3.1 Gillespie to Das, no run, good length ba, kicks off and flies to
        Gilchrist, Das has no business with that ball
   3.2 Gillespie to Das, no run, leans back and cuts it to point, Ponting
        dives and fields very well preventing the certain boundary
   3.3 Gillespie to Das, no run, outside the off stump, goes back and taps
        it towards gully with a flat bat
   3.4 Gillespie to Das, no run, this time, Das defends it to gully with a
        straight bat, as the ball was right on off stump
   3.5 Gillespie to Das, FOUR, outside the off stump, after those 4 balls
        towards the fielders, this time, gets it in the gap between point
        and gully and times it also perfectly
   3.6 Gillespie to Das, FOUR, beautiful awayswinger, Das hangs is bat at
        it, edges it and unfortunately for Australis, the ball bisects
        Gilchrist and Warne at first slip and gets to the ropes again

End of over 4 (8 runs) India 17/0 (138 more runs req)
JN Gillespie 2-1-8-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
S Ramesh 8* (11b 1x4) SS Das 9* (13b 2x4)

   4.1 McGrath to Ramesh, no run, outside the off stump, turns it from
        there towards mid wicket
   4.2 McGrath to Ramesh, one run, outside the off stump, guides it
        through the gully region with a horizontal bat to 3rd man
   4.3 McGrath to Das, no run, right on target, Das goes back and brings
        his bat right on time to defend it towards mid on
   4.4 McGrath to Das, no run, on off stump, good bouncy ball, Das goes
        back and defends it down from his chin level
   4.5 McGrath to Das, no run, pushes it towards cover off the back foot
   4.6 McGrath to Das, OUT: quickish short ball, Das positions himself for
        the pull and plays it too, but manages to get it high towards the
        bowler, McGrath runs in and takes an easy catch to send back Das

       India 18/1, Partnership of 18
       SS Das  c & b McGrath  9 (17b 2x4 0x6)

End of over 5 (1 run) India 18/1 (137 more runs req)
GD McGrath 3-0-10-1 - Anna Pavilion End
S Ramesh 9* (13b 1x4) 

   5.1 Gillespie to Ramesh, no run, pushes it to mid wicket off the front
        foot
   5.2 Gillespie to Ramesh, one run, on his pads, faster ball, pushes it
        to mid on, does not bother to run at first, but get the run after
        the overthrow
   5.3 Gillespie to Laxman, no run, on off stump, leans forward and
        defends it to the off side
   5.4 Gillespie to Laxman, no run, on off stump, defends it towards point
        with no foot work
   5.5 Gillespie to Laxman, no run, good length ball, bounces well too,
        outside the off stump, left alone easily
   5.6 Gillespie to Laxman, no run, again outside the off stump, Laxman
        goes back and across and shoulders arms

End of over 6 (1 run) India 19/1 (136 more runs req)
JN Gillespie 3-1-9-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
S Ramesh 10* (15b 1x4) VVS Laxman 0* (4b)

   6.1 McGrath to Ramesh, no run, on off stump, defends it down to the on
        side carefully
   6.2 McGrath to Ramesh, no run, outside the off stump, short ball,
        Ramesh lets it to the keeper
   6.3 McGrath to Ramesh, FOUR, outside the off stump, Ramesh leans back
        and cuts it very well through backward of point
   6.4 McGrath to Ramesh, no run, fuller ball, just outside the off stump,
        leans to it and defends it towards gully off the back foot
   6.5 McGrath to Ramesh, no run, comes well forward and defends it
        towards cover with a straight bat
   6.6 McGrath to Ramesh, no run, fuller ball, pushes back to the bowler
        as the umpire calls Lunch

End of over 7 (4 runs) India 23/1 (132 more runs req)
GD McGrath 4-0-14-1 - Anna Pavilion End
VVS Laxman 0* (4b) S Ramesh 14* (21b 2x4)

Match State: Lunch - Day 5

       Thats Lunch here in Chennai
       The second session could very well decide the outcome of this match
       Get back to us in about 40 mins (1210 hrs. IST) for more LIVE text
        commentary
       Play about to commence here after Lunch
       Can India get those 132 more runs for the series win?
       Already have got the wicket of Das pulling a McGrath bouncer back
        to him
       Can they get 9 more pretty quickly?
       It will be interesting once the spinners come on to bowl
       Both the teams would be fighting hard to win the series here
       If India do so, it will be a remarkable fight back after losing the
        first Test in 3 days
       All set for the post lunch session now
       Steve Waugh deciding to go with spin straight away
       Miller introduced into the attack
   7.1 Miller to Laxman, two runs, outside the off stump...taps it
        backward of point and Laxman gets off the mark immediately after
        Lunch
   7.2 Miller to Laxman, no run, the ball keeps low, left alone to tgthe
        keeper
   7.3 Miller to Laxman, no run, outside the off stump, turns in sharply,
        Laxman gets his front foot well forward and shoulders arms
   7.4 Miller to Laxman, no run, goes back and pushes it towards mid off a
        bit airily
   7.5 Miller to Laxman, FOUR, outside the fof stump, leans well forward
        and drives it very well through cover point to the fence, superb
        timing and placement from the inform batsman
   7.6 Miller to Laxman, one run, leans forward and drives it all along
        the ground to long on, there was two in it, but Ramesh not
        bothering to get the 2nd run, Laxman not happy about it

End of over 8 (7 runs) India 30/1 (125 more runs req)
CR Miller 1-0-7-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
VVS Laxman 7* (10b 1x4) S Ramesh 14* (21b 2x4)

       McGrath continues
   8.1 McGrath to Laxman, no run, outside the off stump, moves away,
        Laxman lets it to Gilchrist
   8.2 McGrath to Laxman, no run, just outside the off stump, straightish
        ball, Laxman stands up and holds his bat high as the ball goes to
        the keeper's gloves
   8.3 McGrath to Laxman, no run, fuller ball, well outside the off stump,
        Laxman puts his front foot well forward and lets it to the keeper
        again
   8.4 McGrath to Laxman, no run, again in that off stump corridor, Laxman
        deciding not to play at it
   8.5 McGrath to Laxman, no run, again, way outside the off stump, Laxman
        is never going to play at it unless India are just 10/20 runs
        short of the target
   8.6 McGrath to Laxman, no run, outside the off stump, this time Laxman
        goes for the cut as he expects it to be at that height, but the
        ball keeps even more lower and goes to the keeper

End of over 9 (maiden) India 30/1 (125 more runs req)
GD McGrath 5-1-14-1 - Anna Pavilion End
S Ramesh 14* (21b 2x4) VVS Laxman 7* (16b 1x4)

       Ramesh to face for the first time after Lunch
   9.1 Miller to Ramesh, no run, on target, leans forward and defends it
        well
   9.2 Miller to Ramesh, one run, directed on his pads, turns it to fine
        leg for the easy single
   9.3 Miller to Laxman, FOUR, just outside the off stump, Laxman leans
        forward and defends at it, thick edge and the ball rolls wide of
        the lonely slip to the 3rd man fence
   9.4 Miller to Laxman, no run, Laxman goes back and defends it very
        carefully to the on side
   9.5 Miller to Laxman, no run, on off stump, comes well forward and
        defends it towards point with a straight bat
   9.6 Miller to Laxman, no run, flights it outside the off stump, Laxman
        not wanting to play at it

End of over 10 (5 runs) India 35/1 (120 more runs req)
CR Miller 2-0-12-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
S Ramesh 15* (23b 2x4) VVS Laxman 11* (20b 2x4)

  10.1 McGrath to Ramesh, no run, on off stump, from round the wicket,
        defends it to point
  10.2 McGrath to Ramesh, no run, short ball, well directed too, Ramesh
        bends down and lets the ball fly to Gilchrist
  10.3 McGrath to Ramesh, no run, the ball comes in from outside the off
        stump, defends it down well to the on side
  10.4 McGrath to Ramesh, no run, leans forward and forces it well from
        middle stump to the on side, but finds only the man at mid wicket
  10.5 McGrath to Ramesh, no run, short of length ball on off stump,
        Ramesh stays back and defends it to the off side, McGrath running
        to it and picks it up
  10.6 McGrath to Ramesh, one run, pushes tentatively towards cover point,
        Ponting runs from point and fials to pick the ball cleanly
        conceding the run

End of over 11 (1 run) India 36/1 (119 more runs req)
GD McGrath 6-1-15-1 - Anna Pavilion End
S Ramesh 16* (29b 2x4) VVS Laxman 11* (20b 2x4)

  11.1 Miller to Ramesh, no run, on target, flighted ball, comes out and
        drives to cover
  11.2 Miller to Ramesh, no run, outside the leg stump, thrusts his pads
        and gets it in the pads
  11.3 Miller to Ramesh, no run, on target, Ramesh watchfully defends it
        to the off side
  11.4 Miller to Ramesh, FOUR, Miller drops it in short, Ramesh relaxedly
        leans back and guides it past the 2 slips to the 3rd man fence,
        nice sensible shot
  11.5 Miller to Ramesh, no run, outside the off stump, left alone
  11.6 Miller to Ramesh, no run, looks for the off drive at that flighted
        ball, gets a thick inside edge and the ball rolls to mid on

End of over 12 (4 runs) India 40/1 (115 more runs req)
CR Miller 3-0-16-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
VVS Laxman 11* (20b 2x4) S Ramesh 20* (35b 3x4)

  12.1 McGrath to Laxman, no run, slightly short of length on off stump,
        goes back and defends it to point
  12.2 McGrath to Laxman, no run, fuller ball, outside the off stump,
        Laxman puts his front foot forward and lets it go to the keeper
  12.3 McGrath to Laxman, no run, quicker ball on off stump, Laxman
        hurriedly defends it to the off side
  12.4 McGrath to Laxman, no run, that ball hurried onto Laxman, keeps a
        bit low too, Laxman defends it bending well down
  12.5 McGrath to Laxman, no run, outside the off stump, Laxman tries to
        slice it to the off stump, does not connect well, goes on one
        bounce to first slip
  12.6 McGrath to Laxman, no run, outside the off stump, straight ball,
        shoulders arms

End of over 13 (maiden) India 40/1 (115 more runs req)
GD McGrath 7-2-15-1 - Anna Pavilion End
S Ramesh 20* (35b 3x4) VVS Laxman 11* (26b 2x4)

  13.1 Miller to Ramesh, one run, Miller deciding to come round the
        wicket, drifitng on Ramesh's pads, leans well forward and flicks
        it to fine leg for the easy single
  13.2 Miller to Laxman, no run, stretches well forward and defends it on
        off stump
  13.3 Miller to Laxman, no run, flighted ball on target, Laxman comes
        forward and defends it well back to Miller
  13.4 Miller to Laxman, FOUR, flighted ball, on off stump, Laxman goes
        through with the lofted shot over mid off, superb confident shot
  13.5 Miller to Laxman, FOUR, short ball outside the off stump, cracks it
        through the gap at cover and gets the second boundary
  13.6 Miller to Laxman, no run, thrusts his pads well outside the off
        stump and gets on the pads as a stifled appeal is heard from
        Gilchrist

End of over 14 (9 runs) India 49/1 (106 more runs req)
CR Miller 4-0-25-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
S Ramesh 21* (36b 3x4) VVS Laxman 19* (31b 4x4)

  14.1 McGrath to Ramesh, no run, good length ball, Ramesh pushes it to
        cover off the front foot
  14.2 McGrath to Ramesh, no run, leans back and guides it towards point,
        could not get it in the gap this time
  14.3 McGrath to Ramesh, no run, outside the off stump, Ramesh lets it
        alone to Gilchrist
  14.4 McGrath to Ramesh, two runs, comes in off the turf, Ramesh times it
        well through the vacant mid off region for the couple
  14.5 McGrath to Ramesh, no run, fuller ball, Ramesh goes for the cover
        drive with zero foot work, gets beaten
  14.6 McGrath to Ramesh, no run, outside the off stump, Ramesh decides
        not to get beaten this time as he holds the bat away and lets it
        to the keepr

End of over 15 (2 runs) India 51/1 (104 more runs req)
GD McGrath 8-2-17-1 - Anna Pavilion End
VVS Laxman 19* (31b 4x4) S Ramesh 23* (42b 3x4)

       Shane Warne comes in with the ball as was very much expected after
        Miller's previous over
       The man who has hit a lot of runs off Warne will take strike now
  15.1 Warne to Laxman, FOUR, Laxman starts off in style, slightly short,
        rocks back and punches it through point to the fence, supreme
        authority from Laxman
  15.2 Warne to Laxman, two runs, leans forward and drives it down to long
        on for the couple
  15.3 Warne to Laxman, one run, comes a bit forward and pushes it towards
        mid wicket,a fumble there by Ponting gives the single to Laxman
  15.4 Warne to Ramesh, no run, leans well forward and drives it to cover
        with confidence
  15.5 Warne to Ramesh, no run, outside the off stump, Ramesh moves well
        across and shoulders arms
  15.6 Warne to Ramesh, no run, fastish ball, just outside the off stump,
        Ramesh bends down and defends at it cautiously

End of over 16 (7 runs) India 58/1 (RR: 3.62 RRR: 97/54 = 1.80)
SK Warne 1-0-7-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
VVS Laxman 26* (34b 5x4) S Ramesh 23* (45b 3x4)

  16.1 McGrath to Laxman, one run, outside the off stump, comes a bit
        forward and defends it backward of point to the squarish 3rd man
        for the single
  16.2 McGrath to Ramesh, no run, fuller ball, outside the off stump, goes
        for the slash at it and misses it
  16.3 McGrath to Ramesh, no run, the ball comes in again, Ramesh is
        beaten again
  16.4 McGrath to Ramesh, no run, outside off stump, Ramesh decides that
        its enough of getting beaten and shoulders arms this time
  16.5 McGrath to Ramesh, no run, leans back and pushes it towards point,
        timed it well, but the placement wasn't there
  16.6 McGrath to Ramesh, no run, outside the off stump, Hangs his bat at
        it and is beaten again, McGrath really getting back the advantage

End of over 17 (1 run) India 59/1 (RR: 3.47 RRR: 96/53 = 1.81)
GD McGrath 9-2-18-1 - Anna Pavilion End
VVS Laxman 27* (35b 5x4) S Ramesh 23* (50b 3x4)

  17.1 Warne to Laxman, FOUR, bad direction down the leg side, Laxman just
        taps it very fine off his pads and the ball crosses the ropes
  17.2 Warne to Laxman, no run, steps out and aggressively drives it back
        to the bowler
  17.3 Warne to Laxman, two runs, on his pads again, Laxman taps it round
        the cover off the pads and runs very well to make it two
  17.4 Warne to Laxman, no run, steps out for that flighted ball and
        defends it down to the off side
  17.5 Warne to Laxman, no run, on leg stump, defends it carefully to the
        mid wicket
  17.6 Warne to Laxman, one run, steps out and drives it to deep mid off
        to keep strike, possibly to keep Ramesh away from McGrath for a
        while

End of over 18 (7 runs) India 66/1 (RR: 3.67 RRR: 89/52 = 1.71)
SK Warne 2-0-14-0 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
VVS Laxman 34* (41b 6x4) S Ramesh 23* (50b 3x4)

       The Indian spinners doing very well and the Aussie spinners  having
        big trouble
       McGrath gives way to Gillespie, Ramesh can breath freely!
  18.1 Gillespie to Laxman, FOUR, pitched up, Laxman leans forward and
        drives it all along the ground to long on to bring up the 50
        partnership
  18.2 Gillespie to Laxman, no run, short of length , on atrget, Laxman
        goes back and defends well
  18.3 Gillespie to Laxman, no run, short ball, outside the off stump,
        Laxman lets it to the keeper easily moving away
  18.4 Gillespie to Laxman, no run, fuller ball, very fast delivery,
        outside the off stump, Laxman puts his front foot forwrad and
        shoulders arms
  18.5 Gillespie to Laxman, no run, good length ball, bounces more, Laxman
        goes back and punches it towards point
  18.6 Gillespie to Laxman, FOUR, slightly short, Laxman rocks back in a
        flash and pulls it arrogantly through mid wicket, Laxman dealing
        in boundaries here

End of over 19 (8 runs) India 74/1 (RR: 3.89 RRR: 81/51 = 1.59)
JN Gillespie 4-1-17-0 - Anna Pavilion End
S Ramesh 23* (50b 3x4) VVS Laxman 42* (47b 8x4)

  19.1 Warne to Ramesh, no run, flighted ball outside the off stump, left
        alone
  19.2 Warne to Ramesh, two runs, flights it outside the off stump, drives
        at it, thick edge and runs towards 3rd man for the couple
  19.3 Warne to Ramesh, no run, cuts it to cover, wants the run, Laxman
        not responding as there was no run and Ramesh is stranded half
        way, Ponting gets back the ball to the keeper and Ramesh is out by
        miles

       India 76/2, Partnership of 58
       S Ramesh  run out (Ponting)  25 (53b 3x4 0x6)

  19.4 Warne to Tendulkar, no run, flipper to start with from Tendulkar,
        defends it cautiously to the off side
  19.5 Warne to Tendulkar, (noball) no run, Warne oversteps as he flights
        it more, on target, Tendulkar defends it down well
  19.5 Warne to Tendulkar, no run, outside the off stump, turning away,
        left alone easily
  19.6 Warne to Tendulkar, one run, on his pads, turns it to backward
        square leg to get off the mark

End of over 20 (4 runs) India 78/2 (RR: 3.90 RRR: 77/50 = 1.54)
SK Warne 3-0-18-0 (1nb) - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SR Tendulkar 1* (4b) VVS Laxman 42* (47b 8x4)

       India need another 77 runs to win this Test
  20.1 Gillespie to Tendulkar, one run, pushes it confidently to extra
        cover and runs well for the single
  20.2 Gillespie to Laxman, no run, on target, short of length ball,
        Laxman goes back and defends it well with a very straight bat
  20.3 Gillespie to Laxman, no run, pitches it up on the block hole,
        Laxman does well to dig it out to the cover
  20.4 Gillespie to Laxman, no run, kicks off outside the off strump,
        Laxman goes back and defends it down to the off side
  20.5 Gillespie to Laxman, one run, outside the off stump, cuts it to
        point, Ponting fumbles again giving the single
  20.6 Gillespie to Tendulkar, no run, good length ball, Tendulkar
        confidently comes to the front foot and drives it to mid off

End of over 21 (2 runs) India 80/2 (RR: 3.81 RRR: 75/49 = 1.53)
JN Gillespie 5-1-19-0 - Anna Pavilion End
VVS Laxman 43* (51b 8x4) SR Tendulkar 2* (6b)

Match State: Drinks

  21.1 Warne to Laxman, legbye: one run, round the wicket, on his pads,
        comes out and gets on the pads as he tries to flick it hard to the
        on side and gets the leg bye
  21.2 Warne to Tendulkar, no run, outside the leg stump, tries the paddle
        sweep and misses it
  21.3 Warne to Tendulkar, one run, outside the leg stump again. moves
        away and drives it towards cover inside out shot
  21.4 Warne to Laxman, no run, on his pads again, stretches to it and
        defends it down
  21.5 Warne to Laxman, no run
  21.6 Warne to Laxman, no run, comes forward to the ball outside the leg
        stump and drives it to mid wicket

End of over 22 (2 runs) India 82/2 (RR: 3.73 RRR: 73/48 = 1.52)
SK Warne 4-0-19-0 (1nb) - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SR Tendulkar 3* (8b) VVS Laxman 43* (55b 8x4)

  22.1 Gillespie to Tendulkar, one run, goes back and turns that short of
        length ball to long leg for the single
  22.2 Gillespie to Laxman, FOUR, short of length ball, leans  back and
        times it very well through the off side gap and gets a boundary
  22.3 Gillespie to Laxman, no run, drives it hard to Steve Waugh who
        comes to the short cover position just for that ball
  22.4 Gillespie to Laxman, no run, fuller ball, outside the off stump,
        Laxman puts his front foot forward and across and lets the ball to
        Gilchrist
  22.5 Gillespie to Laxman, no run, outside the off stump, keeps a bit
        low, left alone to the keeper
  22.6 Gillespie to Laxman, no run, on off stump, stays bck and defends it
        down well

End of over 23 (5 runs) India 87/2 (RR: 3.78 RRR: 68/47 = 1.45)
JN Gillespie 6-1-24-0 - Anna Pavilion End
SR Tendulkar 4* (9b) VVS Laxman 47* (60b 9x4)

  23.1 Warne to Tendulkar, no run, taps it to fine leg, Laxman sends him
        back after he wants the run
  23.2 Warne to Tendulkar, FOUR, short ball, Tendulkar goes back, opens up
        and pulls it to deep square leg, super shot from the maestro
  23.3 Warne to Tendulkar, FOUR, short ball, outisde the off stump this
        time, goes back and cuts it through backward point to the ropes
        yet again
  23.4 Warne to Tendulkar, no run, flights it on target this time,
        Tendulkar carefully puts his front foot forward and defends well
  23.5 Warne to Tendulkar, (noball) one run, Warne oversteps, outside the
        leg stump, paddles it all along the ground to long leg to rotate
        strike
  23.5 Warne to Laxman, no run, outside the leg stump, Laxman steps out
        and way outside the leg stump and defends well
  23.6 Warne to Laxman, no run, this time, Laxman is made to stretch
        forward to defend at that ball on leg stump

End of over 24 (10 runs) India 97/2 (RR: 4.04 RRR: 58/46 = 1.26)
SK Warne 5-0-29-0 (2nb) - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SR Tendulkar 13* (14b 2x4) VVS Laxman 47* (62b 9x4)

  24.1 Gillespie to Tendulkar, no run, outside the off stump, goes for the
        flick to the on side, and the ball rolls to mid wicket
  24.2 Gillespie to Tendulkar, FOUR, drifting down the leg side, moves a
        bit across and deflects it very fine off his pads to get his 3rd
        boundary
  24.3 Gillespie to Tendulkar, OUT: great ball just outside the off stump,
        coming round the wicket, across Tendulkar, he wanted to take the
        bat away, clips the edge and lobs up a simple catch to Mark Waugh
        at 2nd slip

       India 101/3, Partnership of 25
       SR Tendulkar  c ME Waugh b Gillespie  17 (17b 3x4 0x6)
       VVS Laxman 47* (62b 9x4) JN Gillespie 6.3-1-28-1

  24.4 Gillespie to Ganguly, no run, on off stump, goes back and defends
        it
  24.5 Gillespie to Ganguly, no run, on off stump, comes a bit forward and
        defnds it to the off side
  24.6 Gillespie to Ganguly, no run, short ball, Ganguly ducks to it
        easily

End of over 25 (4 runs) India 101/3 (RR: 4.04 RRR: 54/45 = 1.20)
JN Gillespie 7-1-28-1 - Anna Pavilion End
VVS Laxman 47* (62b 9x4) SC Ganguly 0* (3b)

  25.1 Warne to Laxman, FOUR, comes down and plays it wide outside the leg
        stump, gets a minute edge and the ball runs fine to the ropes to
        bring up the 4th consecutive 50 for Laxman
  25.2 Warne to Laxman, no run
  25.3 Warne to Laxman, FOUR, full toss on leg stump, Laxman just comes
        forward and pushes it past the bowler to the long on boundary,
        Laxman continuing with his flow
  25.4 Warne to Laxman, FOUR, short ball, Laxman rocks back and pulls it
        over the square leg umpire and Laxmn tortures Warne with another
        boundary
  25.5 Warne to Laxman, no run, flighted ball, outside the leg stump,
        drives it back to the bowler
  25.6 Warne to Laxman, no run, turns it to short fine leg off his pads

End of over 26 (12 runs) India 113/3 (RR: 4.35 RRR: 42/44 = 0.95)
SK Warne 6-0-41-0 (2nb) - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SC Ganguly 0* (3b) VVS Laxman 59* (68b 12x4)

  26.1 Gillespie to Ganguly, FOUR, outside the off stump, goes for the
        full flow drive, thick edge and flies between 2nd and 3rd slips to
        the ropes, lucky runs for Ganguly
  26.2 Gillespie to Ganguly, OUT: just outside the off stump, stays back
        and edges it to Mark Waugh again at 2nd slip, Ganguly fails yet
        again, there was no need for him to fish at that ball

       India 117/4, Partnership of 16
       SC Ganguly  c ME Waugh b Gillespie  4 (5b 1x4 0x6)
       VVS Laxman 59* (68b 12x4) JN Gillespie 7.2-1-32-2

  26.3 Gillespie to Dravid, no run, outside the off stump, left alone
        cautiously
  26.4 Gillespie to Dravid, FOUR, outside the off stump, Dravid comes
        forward and places it through the slips deliberately and gets a
        boundary
  26.5 Gillespie to Dravid, no run, outside the off stump, left alone
  26.6 Gillespie to Dravid, no run, well pitched up, goes for the drive,
        inside edge onto his pads, almost dragged it back

End of over 27 (8 runs) India 121/4 (RR: 4.48 RRR: 34/43 = 0.79)
JN Gillespie 8-1-36-2 - Anna Pavilion End
VVS Laxman 59* (68b 12x4) R Dravid 4* (4b 1x4)

       Gillespie really spitting fire here
       Miller brought back
  27.1 Miller to Laxman, no run, goes back and defends it to the on side
  27.2 Miller to Laxman, no run
  27.3 Miller to Laxman, no run, on off stump, goes for the harsh across
        the line shot and misses
  27.4 Miller to Laxman, no run, flighted ball, on off stump, Laxman comes
        forward and defends it carefully
  27.5 Miller to Laxman, one run, rocks back and forces it through cover
        to the sweepr on the fence for just the single
  27.6 Miller to Dravid, OUT: comes forward and drives it in the air
        towards mid off, actually he played it towards on side, leading
        edge to the off side, Steve Waugh dives well forward and takes a
        good catch and Australia is not letting it easy for India

       India 122/5, Partnership of 5
       R Dravid  c SR Waugh b Miller  4 (5b 1x4 0x6)

End of over 28 (1 run) India 122/5 (RR: 4.36 RRR: 33/42 = 0.79)
CR Miller 5-0-26-1 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
VVS Laxman 60* (73b 12x4) 

  28.1 Gillespie to Laxman, one run, pushes it towards the deep point amn
        again relaxedly
  28.2 Gillespie to Dighe, no run, outside the off stump, left alone
        carefully
  28.3 Gillespie to Dighe, no run, on off stump, comes tentatively forward
        and defends it to cover
  28.4 Gillespie to Dighe, no run, on target, back and across goes Dighe
        and defends it to the on side
  28.5 Gillespie to Dighe, one run, goes back and across and defends it in
        front of square leg
  28.6 Gillespie to Laxman, no run, short ball, on off stump, Laxman moves
        away avoiding the pull

End of over 29 (2 runs) India 124/5 (RR: 4.28 RRR: 31/41 = 0.76)
JN Gillespie 9-1-38-2 - Anna Pavilion End
SS Dighe 1* (4b) VVS Laxman 61* (75b 12x4)

  29.1 Miller to Dighe, three runs, rocks back and cuts it through
        backward point for a very good three runs
  29.2 Miller to Laxman, one run, leans forward to that ball outside the
        off stump and drives it to extra cover for the single
  29.3 Miller to Dighe, no run, pitched up, drives it to mid on
  29.4 Miller to Dighe, no run, outside the off stump, turns in, Dighe
        cautiously lets it to Gilchrist
  29.5 Miller to Dighe, no run, pushes back to the bowler
  29.6 Miller to Dighe, no run, defensive push to mid off confidently

End of over 30 (4 runs) India 128/5 (RR: 4.27 RRR: 27/40 = 0.68)
CR Miller 6-0-30-1 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
VVS Laxman 62* (76b 12x4) SS Dighe 4* (9b)

  30.1 Gillespie to Laxman, one run, on target, awkwardly taps it towards
        mid wicket and takes a quick single
  30.2 Gillespie to Dighe, no run, comes well forward and defends it to
        the off side with a straight bat
  30.3 Gillespie to Dighe, no run, outside the off stump, fuller ball,
        left alone
  30.4 Gillespie to Dighe, one run, pushes it towards point and takes a
        ricky run again
  30.5 Gillespie to Laxman, one run, short ball, Laxman goes for the hook
        , one bounce to the fielder at long leg
  30.6 Gillespie to Dighe, no run, very quick ball, just outside the off
        stump, Dighe decides not to play at it

End of over 31 (3 runs) India 131/5 (RR: 4.23 RRR: 24/39 = 0.62)
JN Gillespie 10-1-41-2 - Anna Pavilion End
VVS Laxman 64* (78b 12x4) SS Dighe 5* (13b)

  31.1 Miller to Laxman, one run, leans forward and pushes it backward of
        point for the single
  31.2 Miller to Dighe, no run, on off stump, comes carefully forward and
        defends it down to the off side
  31.3 Miller to Dighe, no run, flights it a bit, Dighe comes forward and
        defends it back to the bowler
  31.4 Miller to Dighe, no run, turn and bounce, faster through the air
        to, Dighe goes back and defends it down to the on side
  31.5 Miller to Dighe, no run, flights it again on off stump, Dighe comes
        forward and pushes it back towards the bowler
  31.6 Miller to Dighe, no run, short ball, Dighe goes back and plays the
        cut, misses it and all disperse for Tea

End of over 32 (1 run) India 132/5 (RR: 4.12 RRR: 23/38 = 0.61)
CR Miller 7-0-31-1 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
VVS Laxman 65* (79b 12x4) SS Dighe 5* (18b)

Match State: Tea - Day 5

       Gillespie continues after tea
  32.1 Gillespie to Laxman, one run, on off stump, wristily flicks it to
        deep forward square leg
       22 more now
  32.2 Gillespie to Dighe, legbye: two runs, bouncer down the leg side,
        hits his arm gaurd and rolls to fine leg
  32.3 Gillespie to Dighe, no run, on off stump, defends off the front
        foot compactly
  32.4 Gillespie to Dighe, no run, pitched well up, Dighe pushes back to
        the bowler
  32.5 Gillespie to Dighe, no run, on off stump, goes back and defends
        well off the back foot
  32.6 Gillespie to Dighe, no run, super fast ball, just outside the off
        stump, playss and misses at it

End of over 33 (3 runs) India 135/5 (RR: 4.09 RRR: 20/37 = 0.54)
JN Gillespie 11-1-42-2 - Anna Pavilion End
VVS Laxman 66* (80b 12x4) SS Dighe 5* (23b)

  33.1 Miller to Laxman, no run, on off stump, comes forward and defends
        it to the off side
  33.2 Miller to Laxman, OUT: short ball, pulls it hard to mid wicket,
        Mark Waugh takes a stunner there to send back Laxman, Australia in
        with a big chance now

       India 135/6, Partnership of 13
       VVS Laxman  c ME Waugh b Miller  66 (82b 12x4 0x6)
       SS Dighe 5* (23b) CR Miller 7.2-0-31-2

  33.3 Miller to Bahutule, no run, flighted ball on off stump, defends
        well forward
  33.4 Miller to Bahutule, no run, leans forward and drives it to point
  33.5 Miller to Bahutule, OUT: just outside the off stump, the ball
        bounces and takes the edge and Warne at slip takes a good catch to
        put India into more trouble

       India 135/7, Partnership of 0
       SV Bahutule  c Warne b Miller  0 (3b 0x4 0x6)
       SS Dighe 5* (23b) CR Miller 7.5-0-31-3

  33.6 Miller to Khan, no run, flighted ball, on off stump, somehow
        defends it away

End of over 34 (maiden) India 135/7 (RR: 3.97 RRR: 20/36 = 0.56)
CR Miller 8-1-31-3 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SS Dighe 5* (23b) Z Khan 0* (1b)

  34.1 Gillespie to Dighe, no run, outside the off stump,play and miss
        from Dighe
  34.2 Gillespie to Dighe, one run, goes back and across and defends it
        towards fine leg and 19 more needed now
  34.3 Gillespie to Khan, no run, sharp ball on target, edge and rolls to
        to 3rd slip
  34.4 Gillespie to Khan, no run, taps it towards backward point and
        wanted the run, Dighe refuses
  34.5 Gillespie to Khan, no run, outside the off stump, fuller ball, play
        and miss again
  34.6 Gillespie to Khan, no run, on off stump, comes tentatively forward
        and defends it towards cover

End of over 35 (1 run) India 136/7 (RR: 3.89 RRR: 19/35 = 0.54)
JN Gillespie 12-1-43-2 - Anna Pavilion End
SS Dighe 6* (25b) Z Khan 0* (5b)

  35.1 Miller to Dighe, no run, outside the off stump, tries the late cut
        and misses it
  35.2 Miller to Dighe, no run, deliberately pads it outside the off stump
  35.3 Miller to Dighe, two runs, leans forward and guides it towards 3rd
        man and runs well for the two
  35.4 Miller to Dighe, no run, flicks it hard off the pads towards mid
        wicket
  35.5 Miller to Dighe, FOUR, outside the off stump, goes for the harsh
        drive, thick edge and runs fine to 3rd man for a very good
        boundary
  35.6 Miller to Dighe, FOUR, short ball, outside the off stump, leans
        back and cuts it behind gully and gets another very good boundary

End of over 36 (10 runs) India 146/7 (RR: 4.06 RRR: 9/34 = 0.26)
CR Miller 9-1-41-3 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
Z Khan 0* (5b) SS Dighe 16* (31b 2x4)

  36.1 Gillespie to Khan, no run, just outside the off stump, cautiously
        defends it towards gully
  36.2 Gillespie to Khan, no run, short ball, very well directed, Zaheer
        Khan bends down well and lets the ball to the keeper
  36.3 Gillespie to Khan, no run, on target, Gillespie fired up, Zaheer
        Khan defends well to the off side
  36.4 Gillespie to Khan, no run, comes forward and dfends the ball back
        to Gillespie
  36.5 Gillespie to Khan, no run, short ball again, Zaheer ducks down well
  36.6 Gillespie to Khan, no run, full toss on his pads, taps it to short
        backward square leg, could not get the run

End of over 37 (maiden) India 146/7 (RR: 3.95 RRR: 9/33 = 0.27)
JN Gillespie 13-2-43-2 - Anna Pavilion End
SS Dighe 16* (31b 2x4) Z Khan 0* (11b)

       McGrath comes in from the V Pattabhiraman Gate End
  37.1 McGrath to Dighe, no run, outside the off stump, goes for the cut
        shot and gets beaten, not a very good shot to play at McGrath
        predeterminedly
  37.2 McGrath to Dighe, no run, fuller ball, outside the off stump, comes
        forward and across and lets it to the keeper
  37.3 McGrath to Dighe, no run, stretches well forward and gets rapped on
        the pads, loud appeal turned down, as it was well outside the off
        stump line
  37.4 McGrath to Dighe, no run, outside the off stump, short of length,
        good bounce too, left alone to Gilchrist
  37.5 McGrath to Dighe, no run, thrusts his pads in front, brushes the
        pads on its way to the keeper, loud appeal, turned down, looked
        very close
  37.6 McGrath to Dighe, one run, outside the off stump, guides it past
        the slips to 3rd man to keep strike, 8 more now

End of over 38 (1 run) India 147/7 (RR: 3.87 RRR: 8/32 = 0.25)
GD McGrath 10-2-19-1 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SS Dighe 17* (37b 2x4) Z Khan 0* (11b)

  38.1 Gillespie to Dighe, no run, good length ball on off stump, Dighe
        goes back and defends it down well
  38.2 Gillespie to Dighe, no run, on off stump, comes a bit forward and
        defends it well
  38.3 Gillespie to Dighe, no run, outside the off stump, comes forward
        and lets it to the keeper
  38.4 Gillespie to Dighe, FOUR, outside the off  stump, slashes at it and
        the ball goes past the slip to the 3rd man ropes
  38.5 Gillespie to Dighe, no run, short ball, down the leg side, Dighe
        bends down and lets it to the keeper
  38.6 Gillespie to Dighe, no run, outside the off stump, short ball, left
        alone easily

End of over 39 (4 runs) India 151/7 (RR: 3.87 RRR: 4/31 = 0.13)
JN Gillespie 14-2-47-2 - Anna Pavilion End
Z Khan 0* (11b) SS Dighe 21* (43b 3x4)

  39.1 McGrath to Khan, no run, outside the off stump, bounces, Zaheer
        Khan lets it to Gilchrist
  39.2 McGrath to Khan, no run, outside the off stump, slashes at it hard,
        the ball kicks off well and so misses the ball and flies to the
        keeper
  39.3 McGrath to Khan, OUT: fuller ball, Zaheer Khan fishes at it and
        edges it to Mark Waugh at second slip who takes a very comfortable
        catch

       India 151/8, Partnership of 16
       Z Khan  c ME Waugh b McGrath  0 (14b 0x4 0x6)
       SS Dighe 21* (43b 3x4) GD McGrath 10.3-2-19-2

  39.4 McGrath to Harbhajan Singh, no run, cracks it hard to cover, could
        not pierce the field
  39.5 McGrath to Harbhajan Singh, no run, pushes it confidently to cover,
        does not pierce the field again
  39.6 McGrath to Harbhajan Singh, no run, super ball to finish the over,
        just past the off stump, beats Harbhajan and goes to the keeper

End of over 40 (maiden) India 151/8 (RR: 3.78 RRR: 4/30 = 0.13)
GD McGrath 11-3-19-2 - V Pattabhiraman Gate End
SS Dighe 21* (43b 3x4) Harbhajan Singh 0* (3b)

  40.1 Gillespie to Dighe, one run, goes back and taps it towards point
        and runs well for the single
  40.2 Gillespie to Harbhajan Singh, one run, taps it towards mid off and
        runs very fast for the single
  40.3 Gillespie to Dighe, no run, on target, comes forward and defends
        cautiously, 2 more still, very tense match
  40.4 Gillespie to Dighe, no run, outside the off stump, slashes hard at
        it, the ball kicks off and beats the bat
       Steve Waugh still adjusting his field
  40.5 Gillespie to Dighe, no run, short ball, Dighe bends down and lets
        it to Gilchrist
  40.6 Gillespie to Dighe, no run, short ball, Dighe goes beneath that one
        again

End of over 41 (2 runs) India 153/8 (RR: 3.73 RRR: 2/29 = 0.07)
JN Gillespie 15-2-49-2 - Anna Pavilion End
Harbhajan Singh 1* (4b) SS Dighe 22* (48b 3x4)

  41.1 McGrath to Harbhajan Singh, two runs, fuller ball, taps it towards
        point and gets  a couple and Indian wins incredibly
       Fittingly Harbhajan Singh gets the winning runs
       Australia's test series victory in India still stays away
       India wins this Pepsi Series 2-1 after being 0-1 down
       The Indian dressing room jubilant here in Chennai
       India messing things up really after being 101/2 chasing 155
       Gillespie came up with a fiery spell and Mark Waugh with his
        fantastic catching got back Australia into the match
       Laxman could not believe the catch , Mark Waugh took of his pull,
        neither could any of us
       The crowd is rejoicing
       This is an amazing comeback by the Indians after being down by
        losing the first Test in three days
       Steve Waugh  says its was tremendous series and congratulates India
       feels happy about their performance today
       having three bad sessions got us to thsi position
       Appreciates Hayden for his innings all through the series
       Ganguly comes forward and receives the Border-Gavaskar trophy
       He also receives the Pepsi Trophy on behalf of the Indian team
       The CM of Tamil Nadu gifts Rs.5 lakhs to the winning Indian team
       Ganguly feels that the Dravid-Laxman was the turning point of the
        series
       Praises Harbhajan rightly
       He doesn't feel that this pitch turned much!!!
       Cammie Smith adjudges the men of the match as Hayden and Harbhajan
        Singh
       Both of them posing with the cheque and the trophy
       Hayden is very happy about his performance, thanks the Indian crowd
        for their support
       Hayden has been asked to stay back for the ODIs after his stellar
        performance with the bat in these Tests
       `Cammie Smith says that Harbhajan was the hero of the series and
        gives the man of the series award to him
       32 wickets in this series for Harbhajan
       Harbhajan thanks senior players and John Wright
       He also feels that God is with him always
       The Australians take a walk around the ground, an end to a
        fantasyic series
       Only the 7th time in history that the series has been won by the
        side which was 1-0 down in the 3 test series.
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