Saturday, December 29, 2007

Boxing Day Test-Melbourne

When the Indian team left for Australia, it was billed as the strongest Indian team to ever travel Down Under. At the end of play on day 1 the Indians were on top with Kumble taking 5 wickets and Australia on 337/9. Day 2 saw Australia losing the last wicket for a few more runs. Then the Indian paper tigers, no connection to the LTTE came, saw, and were conquered by the pace of Bret Lee and Stuart Clark. The team was bundled out for 196 runs.

Sachin scored 64 and Ganguly scored 43 runs, meanwhile Laxman scored 26, Yuvraj and Dhoni scored ducks, Dravid laboured for more than 60 balls to reach 6 runs.

The Australian second innings was mixed and Harbhajan took crucial wickets, good knocks by Michael Clarke and Symonds ensured that India have been set a target of 499 runs.

India ended day three on 6 for no loss.

Let us see what happens.

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