India elected to bat on the opening day of the fourth and final Test match against Australia at the Adelaide Oval. Indian Captain chosen to bat first as India will play with the five bowler for the first time in this series and the Adelaide wicket is going to support Batsman and some help will be there for the spinner’s from the third day onwards.
India has included off spinner Harbhajan Singh in the side leaving out struggling opener Wasim Jaffer. Harbhajan and Kumble spin will come handy when Australian comes in to bat for there third Inning.
Australia have also made two changes in their team as opener Matthew Hayden returned to the team in place of Chris Rogers and pacer Shuan Tait making way for spinner Brad Hogg.
Both the Captains Anil kumble and his counter part Ricky Ponting just before the start of match today. As know one want to reveal there secrets. Australia is leading the series 2-1 after victories in the first two Tests at Melbourne and Sydney. India won the third Test at Perth by 72 runs. Australia would like to win this match or draw this match to win this series.
On the other hand India need to win this match to equals the series. Indian team is high on confidence after wining in Perth. They also good on records as India is to only team to beat Australia on this ground. So India will fancy their chance to equal this Inning.
Special: Rivalry adds spice to finale
Australian captain Ricky Ponting said that he rates India as there rival team after England and south Africa comes on third place he also said that India also see them as there arch rival after Pakistan. It can also be seen in the tens environment of the game between us. Indians has beaten us no some occasion but still we stand far batter then them.
He said that Heyden Inclusion in the team will boost there chances to win the final test match. He him self looking to post some good score as he has not done well in the series. He is looking to win the series by 3-1.
4th Test: Adelaide Day one update
All-rounder Irfan Pathan was handed the job of opening the batting with Virender Sehwag. Irfan Pathan was not able to make much of the opportunity. He goes for 9 Caught by A Gilchrist bowled by M Johnson.
Virender Sehwag made a contribution of 63 caught by M Hayden bowled by B Lee.
Rahul Dravid was not able stay for long and get out for just 18 caught by R Ponting bowled by M Johnson.
Sachin Tendulker continue his great form Reached his Century for the 2nd time in the Series. His is playing on 124 will resume his inning on day two.
Sourav Ganguly was also not able to show what people expecting form him. May be the exclusion from one day team is playing on his mind. He goes for just 7 lbw by B Hogg.
VVS Laxman shown good hand and given good support Sachin Tendulker. But was not able make it big got out just after making his fifty. He goes for 51 caught by A Gilchrist bowled by B Lee.
MS Dhoni is playing on 6. Dhoni was not looking confidence but he try to stay. He got his six run in 54 bowls. Looks like
Dhoni doing Rahul Dravid.
India is 309 for 5 wicket after the end of day one 4th test match Adelaide. A total of 86 over were bowled today.
Australia: Ricky Ponting (captain), Phil Jaques, Matthew Hayden, Mike Hussey, Michael Clarke, Andrew Symonds, Adam Gilchrist, Brad Hogg, Brett Lee, Mitchell Johnson and Stuart Clark.
India: Anil Kumble (captain), Virender Sehwag, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Irfan Pathan, Ishant Sharma, RP Singh and Harbhajan Singh.
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