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India 526 (Tendulkar 153, Kumble 87, Harbhajan 63, Sehwag 63, Laxman 51, Johnson 4-126) and 7 for 269 dec (Sehwag 151) drew with Australia 563 (Ponting 140, Clarke 118, Hayden 103)

Adelaide draw gives Australia series

It was Adam Gilchrist's final day as a Test player and perhaps the last time that Australian crowds will watch Tendulkar, Dravid and Ganguly in a five-day game. But on a day for legends, it was another touched by greatness that stole the plaudits with a magnificent century that earned India a draw at the Adelaide Oval. Australia may have won the series 2-1, but Virender Sehwag's dazzling 151 will still be talked about in the years to come. The marquee names either failed or were incapacitated, and the next-highest score was MS Dhoni's 20.

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Virender Sehwag

Sehwag gets big hundred

Virender Sehwag struck an exhilarating 236-ball 151 that featured 11 fours and two sixes, to prevent Australia's hopes of a win, and ensured that India finished second-best in the four-match series by a 1-2 margin, which sounds much better than 1-3.

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In scoring his last nine centuries, Virender Sehwag has gone on to make 150 or more.

Between lunch and tea Sehwag scored only 29 runs, and not a single boundary, as opposed to 72 in the first session.

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We will take the Twenty20 as one of the practice games. I don't know how the Australians will take it but we'll take it as a good opportunity to get the new guys in and let them get used to the conditions.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni

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Sehwag ton keeps Australia at bay

Virender Sehwag's average in the second innings before this Test was 24.96, with four fifties and no centuries from 36 innings. Following his 151 today, his average has jumped to 28.67, but more importantly it allowed India to save the match and keep the series scoreline at 2-1.

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