Ind in Aus 4th Test: Match Facts & Scorecard

Playing the 10th test at Adelaide in an effort to save 2nd consecutive whitewash abroad, India lost the toss and could take only 3 wickets on first day where Australia scored 335/3. Double centurions Ponting and Clarke shared record partnership as Australia declared at 604/7 on 2nd day. India were 61/2. Despite Kohli’s maiden ton, on Day 3 India were trailing by 382 runs with Australia scoring 50/3 at stumps. At day 4 Stumps India had 4 wickets remaining to save the day or chase remaining 334 runs to avoid 2nd consecutive whitewash. Just 50 minutes of 5th day was enough for the clean sweep by Australia to win by 298 runs.

Ind in Aus 2011-12 Series: Schedule & Results

Match Facts

    Ponting completed his 41st test century, joining Kallis at 2nd place, behind Sachin.
    Clarke completed his 19th test century.
    Ponting is the 3rd batsmen (After Sachin and Dravid) to reach 13000 runs. He took 162 test (Dravid took 160) and 275 innings (Saching took 266) to achieve the feat.
    Ponting became the highest run scorer against India, surpassing Clive Lloyd’s 2344 runs.
    Ponting’s 8th century against India equalled maximum test centuries record against India by Sir Sobers and Viv Richards.
    386 runs 4th wkt partnership between Ponting & Clarke is the new record for any wickets in India-Australia series. They broke 376-run stand between Dravid and Laxman scored at Eden Gardens in 2001.
    The partnership between Ponting & Clarke is a new record for the highest partnership at the Adelaide Oval. They broke the record of 341 runs partnership between South Africa’s Eddie Barlow and Graeme Pollock in 1964.
    The partnership is Australia’s 2nd best for 4th wicket and overall all-time 4th highest for any wicket. Other 3-partnerships featured Sir Bradman.
    3/194 by Ashwin is the most expensive bowling at Adelaide.
    Australia 604 is the 5th instance of 600-plus score at Adelaide, 2nd for Australia – both against India.
    Kohli scored his maiden century in his 14th innings of 8th test.
    Siddle grabbed 5th 5-wkt haul in test matches in his 31st test match.
    Ponting scored 61st half-century in tests.
    Sehwag scored 32nd half-century in tests.
    298-run defeat is India’s 8th largest in terms of runs.
    8th consecutive loss in away test is India’s 2nd worst after the 17-test losing streak between 1959-1968 in Away games.
    5th time when India sufferred clean sweep in 4 or 5-test series. England 2011 (4-0) & 1959 (5-0), Australia 1967-68 (4-0), West Indies 1961-62 (5-0) were other such instances.
    Australia’s 6th clean sweep in series of 4 tests or more.
    Hilfenhaus with 27 wickets created new bowling record in Ind-Aus series of 4-tests.
    Siddle adjudged Man of the match for 2nd time in test matches.
    Clarke was declared Man of the Series, for the third time.

Australia 1st innings

    Cowan c Laxman b Ashwin 30 runs 63 balls 3 4s
    Warner lbw b Khan 8 runs 23 balls
    Shaun Marsh b Ashwin 3 runs 12 balls
    Ponting c Tendulkar b Khan 221 runs 404 balls 21 4s
    Clarke b Yadav 210 runs 275 balls 26 4s 1 six
    Hussey run out 25 runs 33 balls 3 4s
    Haddin not out 42 runs 66 balls 1 four 2 6s
    Siddle c Saha b Ashwin 2 runs 15 balls
    Harris not out 35 runs 51 balls 2 4s 1 six
    Extras (b 3, lb 17, w 8) 28
    Total (157 overs) 604/7d

Fall of wickets

    1-26 (Warner, 6.5 ov), 2-31 (Marsh, 9.6 ov), 3-84 (Cowan, 25.5 ov), 4-470 (Clarke, 120.3 ov), 5-520 (Hussey, 133.6 ov), 6-530 (Ponting, 136.1 ov), 7-533 (Siddle, 139.6 ov)

Bowling

    Zaheer Khan 31 ov 4 maidens 96/1
    Umesh Yadav 26 ov 1 maiden 136/1
    Ashwin 53 ov 6 maidens 194/3
    Ishant Sharma 30 ov 6 maidens 100/0
    Sehwag 16 ov 55/0
    Kohli 1 ov 3/0

India 1st innings

    Gambhir c Hussey b Siddle 34 runs 94 balls 4 4s
    Sehwag c & b Siddle 18 runs 18 balls 3 4s
    Dravid b Hilfenhaus 1 run 9 balls
    Tendulkar c Ponting b Siddle 25 runs 69 balls 3 4s
    Laxman c Haddin b Lyon 18 runs 43 balls 1 four
    Kohli lbw b Hilfenhaus 116 runs 213 balls 11 4s 1 six
    Saha† b Harris 35 runs 94 balls 1 four 1 six
    Ashwin lbw b Siddle 5 runs 9 balls
    Zaheer Khan c Haddin b Siddle 0
    Ishant Sharma b Hilfenhaus 16 runs 23 balls 3 4s
    Umesh Yadav not out 0
    Extras (b 1, w 1, nb 2) 4
    Total (95.1 overs) 272

Fall of wickets

    1-26 (Sehwag, 5.1 ov), 2-31 (Dravid, 6.6 ov), 3-78 (Tendulkar, 31.2 ov), 4-87 (Gambhir, 33.5 ov), 5-111 (Laxman, 46.1 ov), 6-225 (Saha, 84.4 ov), 7-230 (Ashwin, 87.1 ov), 8-230 (Khan, 87.2 ov), 9-263 (Sharma, 93.6 ov), 10-272 (Kohli, 95.1 ov)

Bowling

    Harris 25 ov 7 maidens 71/1
    Hilfenhaus 22.1 ov 5 maidens 62/3
    Siddle 15 ov 2 maidens 49/5
    Lyon 21 ov 5 maidens 48/1
    Clarke 6 ov 1 maiden 23/0
    Hussey 6 ov 18/0

Australia 2nd innings

    Warner c & b Ashwin 28 ov 39 balls 4 4s
    Cowan lbw b Ashwin 10 ov 27/1
    Marsh lbw b Khan 0
    Ponting not out 60 runs 96 balls 5 4s
    Clarke c Saha b Yadav 37 runs 43 balls 4 4s
    Hussey lbw b Sharma 15 runs 40 balls 1 four
    Haddin not out 11 runs 26 balls 2 4s
    Extras (lb 6) 6
    Total (46 overs) 167/5

Fall of wickets

    1-39 (Warner, 9.6 ov), 2-40 (Marsh, 10.6 ov), 3-40 (Cowan, 11.4 ov), 4-111 (Clarke, 28.2 ov), 5-147 (Hussey, 38.5 ov)

Bowling

    Zaheer Khan 13 ov 1 maiden 38/1
    Ashwin 20 ov 2 maidens 73/2
    Ishant Sharma 8 ov 27/1
    Umesh Yadav 5 ov 23/1

India 2nd innings (target: 500 runs)

    Gambhir c Haddin b Harris 3 runs 18 balls
    Sehwag c Ponting b Lyon 62 runs 53 balls 12 4s
    Dravid c Hussey b Harris 25 runs 71 balls 2 4s
    Tendulkar c Cowan b Lyon 13 runs 34 balls 2 4s
    Laxman c Marsh b Lyon 35 runs 88 balls 4 4s
    Kohli run out 22 runs 62 balls 2 4s
    Ishant Sharma c Haddin b Harris 2 runs 12 balls
    Saha c Haddin b Siddle 3 runs 20 balls
    Ashwin not out 15 runs 31 balls 1 four
    Zaheer Khan c Warner b Hilfenhaus 15 runs 18 balls 3 4s
    Yadav c Haddin b Lyon 1 runs 11 balls
    Extras (lb 3, w 2) 5
    Total (all out) 201

Fall of wickets

    1-14 (Gambhir, 4.3 ov), 2-80 (Sehwag, 19.1 ov), 3-100 (Dravid, 28.1 ov), 4-110 (Tendulkar, 31.4 ov), 5-162 (Laxman, 53.2 ov), 6-166 (Kohli, 54.6 ov), 7-166 (Sharma, 58.2 ov), 8-170 (Saha, 59.5 ov), 9-193 (Khan, 66.2 ov), 10-201 (Yadav, 69.4 ov)

Bowling

    Harris 19 ov 5 maidens 41/3
    Hilfenhaus 11 ov 2 maidens 35/1
    Siddle 14 ov 5 maidens 47/1
    Lyon 21.4 ov 4 maidens 63/4
    Hussey 2 ov 3/0
    Clarke 2 ov 9/0
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