View Full Version : Stunning Victroy by India in Aus/India Test

11-05-2004, 06:40 PM
Cricket at its best is unpredictable.

If at the start of the fourth Test you had said Australia would falter while chasing 107 in the fourth innings, you would have been the subject of much mirth.

But that's exactly what happened on day 3 of the Test.

Over three sessions of unbelievable Test cricket, first part-time spinner Michael Clarke took six wickets for 9 runs to help Australia dismiss India for 205 in their second innings despite defiant knocks by Sachin Tendulkar, 55, and VVS Laxman, 69.

Then, with a paltry score to defend, the Indian spinners told themselves that if a part-timer could run through a famed batting line-up, why can't we?

And they went out and bowled their hearts out to pull off an amazing 13-run victory that looked highly improbable at the start of the day.

Harbhajan Singh wrecked the Aussies, claiming five wickets, and Murali Karthik grabbed three to script a consolation victory for India and reduce the defeat margin in the four-Test series to 1-2.

Karthik, who finished with a seven-wicket match haul, was adjudged the man of the match.

Damien Martyn, who scored 444 runs in the four Tests, was man of the series.

11-06-2004, 01:24 AM
yup its a great victory in a worst pitch for test cricket.

Jayasree, :wink: rediff copy thaane :ahha:

11-06-2004, 04:00 AM
Peech change the title ...

Stunning defeat by Aussies :ee: :ee: :ee: :ee: :evil:

11-06-2004, 01:10 PM

:sm12: :sm12: Does that make you happy??? Atlast some one showed character in defying the conditions and scoring runs. But isnt it too much of a tailor made pitch to snatch victory?? But nothing can take away the spirit showed by Indian team to bowl the Aussies out for a platry 93.


11-06-2004, 08:38 PM
it atleast makes me feel better... I am one among the indians who eagerly wait for thumping victory for india atleast in India pitches where these people are supposed to be masters. We are land of Master Blasters So i look for a win by runs and not by wickets ;)

On the other side aussies bowled out for 93 is one of the worst defeats in their history..

Double toungued Madhu

11-07-2004, 12:20 AM
Congrats to India :b: Hope they work out well the next series ! ! :)

11-10-2004, 05:42 PM
yes GCB, rediff copy paste thaan, kandupiduchiteengale!!!!!!
worst pitch aanalum unexpected victory and good performance by Indians at last
(except second match we had brighter chances of winning)
Hope the next series will be better as Ashok said.