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Tempers flare in fightback

Posted by Naif in Australia on January 26th, 2008 - Tags: , ,

Reunited friends Matthew Hayden and Phil Jaques savaged India with a telling counterattack as tempers flared on a pivotal third day of the final Test in Adelaide.

Hayden went past Sir Donald Bradman on Australia’s list of centurions with his 30th ton in 94 Tests soon after lunch on day three. The avid cook has now whipped up six hundreds in 14 Tests against India.

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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.