Ind Vs Aus 2nd Test: Scorecard and Match Facts Day 1

Bangalore, India: 2nd Test is important for both teams. Australia needs equaliser, Ponting needs first test win in India, as this might be his last test as captain in India. India wants to break the no-win record for last 7 tests on this ground, whereas Dhoni must be eyeing his clean sheet as skipper with another series victory, and no test loss against Australia.

India replaced Laxman, Gambhir and Ishant with Pujara, Murali Vijay and Sreesanth.
Australia replaced Bollinger with PR George.

Match Facts
Toss: Australia
Captains: Ponting (Australia), Dhoni (India)
Australian 11: Watson, Katich, Ponting, Clark, Hussey, North, Paine, NM Hauritz, MG Johnson, BW Hilfenhaus, PR George
Indian 11: V Sehwag, M Vijay, R Dravid, SR Tendulkar, CA Pujara, SK Raina, MS Dhoni*†, Harbhajan Singh, Z Khan, PP Ojha, S Sreesanth
Result: TBD
Test Debut: George (Australia), Pujara (India)
50s: Watson (57), Ponting (77)

Australia 1st innings

    Watson c †Dhoni b Ojha 57 runs (88 balls, 9 four)
    Katich c Dravid b Harbhajan Singh 43 runs (95 balls, 7 four)
    Ponting* lbw b Raina 77 runs (147 balls, 12 four)
    Clarke c Raina b Harbhajan Singh 14 runs (26 balls, 1 four)
    Hussey c Sehwag b Khan 34 runs (45 balls, 4 four)
    North not out 43 runs (89 balls, 4 four)
    Paine† not out 8 runs (29 balls, 1 four)
    Extras (lb 5, nb 4) 9
    Total (5 wickets; 85.5 overs) 285 (3.32 runs per over)

Fall of wickets
1-99 (Katich, 27.5 ov), 2-113 (Watson, 34.2 ov), 3-132 (Clarke, 41.4 ov), 4-198 (Hussey, 58.2 ov), 5-256 (Ponting, 75.2 ov)


    Zaheer 13.5 overs 1 maiden 61/1
    Sreesanth 12 overs, 1 maiden 37/0
    Ojha 25 overs 5 maiden 63/1
    Harbhajan Singh 26 overs 100/2
    Sehwag 4 overs 1 maiden, 7/0
    Raina 5 overs, 1 maiden 12/1

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