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Tendulkar shines to give India the edge

Posted by Naif in Team India on January 24th, 2008 - Tags: , , ,

A sparkling unbeaten 124 from Sachin Tendulkar gave India the edge on the opening day of the fourth Test against Australia at Adelaide, a game the Indians must win to secure a remarkable 2-2 series draw. Having won the toss on a typical Adelaide belter, India closed on 309 for five, with Tendulkar’s 39th Test hundred the jewel in the tourists’ crown.

There remains plenty of work to do, of course: India won here four years ago after conceding over 550 in the first innings, a feat Australia replicated against England in late 2006. But if Tendulkar and Mahendra Singh Dhoni, undefeated on six after being badly dropped on three by Matthew Hayden at first slip off Mitchell Johnson as the evening shadows lengthened, can coax runs out of the tail, 400 should be the bare minimum. Another cracker could be on the cards.

India edge it as Australia drop it

Posted by Naif in Australia, Team India on January 24th, 2008

Best and worst
Sourav Ganguly was asked about Brad Hogg’s bowling during the Sydney Test and said “he’s not the worst”. By then he was already on top of Hogg’s dismissal list, and today he fell to the wrist-spinner for the fifth time in his career and the fourth occasion in the series. Hogg, who is playing his sixth Test, has struggled to remove any other Indian, but has Ganguly’s measure.

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Dhoni Refuses To Take Questions On Dravid And Ganguly

Posted by Naif in Controversies, Dhoni, Team India on January 24th, 2008

Mahendra Singh Dhoni refused to take questions on the exclusion of Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly from India’s One-Day cricket side for next month’s triangular series, but defended the timing of the team announcement Tuesday.

India’s one-day captain is at the centre of a storm over claims he asked for the two former captains to be replaced with younger blood.

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