Australia vs India 4th Test at Sydney, 05 Jan, 2015

Toss: Australia, who chose to bat first
Australia 572/7 (152.3)  &  251/6 (40)
India 475/10 (162)  &  252/7 (89.5)
Match drawn
Man of the Match: Steven Smith
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar 20 * (30)
  • Ajinkya Rahane 38 * (88)

Over 0.3 Mitchell Starc bowls a pitched up delivery to M Vijay, CAUGHT BEHIND, Vijay chases the widish away swinger with a loose cover drive and edges it behind to Haddin. So that is a duck for Vijay!

Over 43.4 Nathan Lyon bowls a tossed up delivery to RG Sharma, BOWLED HIM, Rohit plays another predetermined sweep shot and again the length is too full, and he seems to have dragged it with a bottom edge on to the stumps.

Over 86.6 Mitchell Starc bowls a bouncer to Lokesh Rahul, CAUGHT n BOWLED, terrible shot from Rahul, going for an ambitious pull shot from outside off and getting a high top edge. Starc does well to come near the batsman and hold onto the skier.

Over 99.4 SR Watson bowls a back of length delivery to AM Rahane, OUT LBW, Rahane attempts an ambitious forcing pull shot and the ball stays low to hit the back thigh in front of off and Umpire Kettleborough thinks about it before giving it out. Not a bad decision at all as Rahane was in a bent position.

Over 99.5 SR Watson bowls a pitched up delivery to SK Raina, CAUGHT BEHIND, Raina doesn't come forward enough in a tentative drive and tamely edges it to the diving Haddin for a first ball duck! Watson is on a hat-trick!

Over 119.3 RJ Harris bowls a pitched up delivery to V Kohli, CAUGHT, and once again Kohli gets out flicking the ball, fails to keep it along the ground and gives a simple low catch to Rogers at short mid wicket!

Over 130.2 J Hazlewood bowls a short and rising delivery to WP Saha, CAUGHT, nasty one from the bowler towards Saha's face and this time he just cannot avoid it at all. Saha thinks of a pull at the last moment and the ball smashes his glove and lobs up to slip.

Over 153.1 Nathan Lyon bowls a tossed up delivery to B Kumar, CAUGHT, digs out the yorker and the ball flies straight to slip. The Aussies claim for a catch and the Umpire who isn't sure asks the third Umpire's help. Replays show that it was a bump ball with the ball coming off the bottom of the bat, hitting the pitch before reaching slip. Oh no looks like this is a rough decision for Bhuvneshwar Kumar! 

Over 158.6 Mitchell Starc bowls a back of length delivery to R Ashwin, CAUGHT BEHIND, Ashwin feels for the angle coming in and is forced to edge the late away swinger to the keeper. The Umpire wants to check for the noball.

Over 161.6 RJ Harris bowls it short of length to U Yadav, CAUGHT, Yadav swings his arms at that aiming to heave it over mid wicket but gets a top edge towards the slip cordon and it is Haddin with the gloves who decides to go for the catch and ends up taking the high swirling catch with a dive. India concede a first innings lead of 97. 41 overs left in the day's play.