Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Logo
Saturday, November 28, 2020 10:14:12 AM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

India draw with Australia in final Test

photo by AP photo

India\'s Murali Vijay (left) watches the ball run down leg past Australia\'s Brad Haddin (right) on the fifth day of their cricket Test match in Sydney on Saturday.

By AFP, Sydney
11th-Jan-2015       
Share
  • Twitter
  • Google+
  • Save
  • E-mail
  • Print
Comments
Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »

India clung on for a tense draw with three wickets left to deny Australia their third victory of the series in the fourth Sydney Test on Saturday.
The Australians, with nine fielders crowding around the bat towards the final stages, pushed for victory but could not dislodge Ajinkya Rahane and Bhuvneshwar Kumar as the gritty tourists batted it out at 252 for seven.
Rahane was unbeaten on 38 and Kumar was 20 not out when the game was called off with one ball left.
The Australians kept pushing throughout the final session and looked headed for victory once they removed batting mainstays Murali Vijay and skipper Virat Kohli, but the tail end resisted.
Australian skipper Steve Smith was named the player of the series after scoring four centuries for the winning side.
"I thought we were going to get there in the end but India hung on well," Smith said.
"Unfortunately, we didn't quite get there but I'm really proud of all the boys' efforts for this Test match and for the series as well."
The Australians declared at their overnight total of 251 for six, leaving the tourists to hunt down 349 runs to win off 90 overs on the fifth day.
Australia grabbed the vital wicket of Kohli for 46 in the 67th over as he sparred with Mitchell Starc, and Shane Watson took a catch low down at slip.
It completed a magnificent series for the new skipper, with a series aggregate of 692 runs at 86.50, the most by an Indian batsman in a series against Australia.
"The guys stood there, dug it out and pulled out a draw which is satisfying," Kohli said.
"We took them to the end on three occasions, two Tests were draws and one was a loss that could have gone either way.
"I'm really proud of the way the guys have played in this series.
"We certainly do have negatives we want to improve on, especially seeing the way the Australians bowl.
"If we can improve on that we're going to be a very strong test team moving forward."

Vijay was out in the fourth over after tea when he slashed at Josh Hazlewood outside off-stump to be taken by Brad Haddin for 80.
The opener passed fifty for the fifth time in the series and batted for 255 minutes off 165 balls with seven fours and two sixes.
Vijay's series aggregate of 482 at an average of 60.25 was the most by an Indian opener in Australia, eclipsing 464 by Virender Sehwag. Australia's hopes soared when the hapless Suresh Raina went for a pair of ducks, this time he lasted three balls before he was leg before wicket by Starc.
Wriddhiman Saha also went for a duck, trapped leg before wicket by Lyon as India's innings began to quickly fall apart.
Hazlewood got another leg before wicket decision, this time on Ravichandran Ashwin for one and India were three wickets away from defeat with 11.4 overs left. Yet that was as close as the Australians got at the end.
The highest successful run chase in the fourth innings of a Sydney Test remains Australia's 288 for two against South Africa nine years ago.
Vijay gave a few chances before his dismissal, offering a tough chance to Shaun Marsh at short cover on 42 off Ryan Harris in 37th over.
Marsh had two grabs at the ball before it went to ground.

Tariff

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Editorial »

Slum fires - accident or sabotage!


It is unfortunate that the capital city had to witness three more disastrous fires in three separate places within only ten days of this month, claiming lose of huge livelihoods. Thankfully, in these three latest fire incidents, no life was lost.At the same time, the country also witnessed two terrible ...

International »

A four-year inquiry released last week found evidence Australian soldiers in Afghanistan


Al Jazeera News :Australia has told 13 special forces soldiers that they face dismissal in relation to a report on alleged unlawful killings in Afghanistan, the head of the country's army said on Friday.Lieutenant General Rick Burr, the head of the Australian army, said the soldiers have been issued with ...

Sports »

Mourinho and Lampard brace for Premier League summit meeting


AFP, London :Jose Mourinho takes his table-topping Tottenham side to former club Chelsea this weekend determined to prove he is back where he belongs at the top of the Premier League.Four straight wins have taken Spurs to 20 points after nine games, ahead of Liverpool on goal difference, but Frank ...

Business & Economy »

Fisheries and Livestock Minister SM Rezaul Karim addressing an inaugural ceremony of a divisional office under livestock development project of the Livestock Division in Khulna on Friday.


.

City »

Different cultural organizations paid floral homage to the body of noted actor Aly Zaker on the premises of Muktijuddho Jadughar (Liberation War Museum) at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar in the city on Friday.


.

Editorial »

Signing FTA with ASEAN nations needs cautious move


REPORTS in a national daily said signing of free trade agreement (FTA) with individual countries or external trade blocs particularly with ASEAN countries figured prominently in discussion in foreign office on Sunday. The issue is quite sensitive and also timely as Bangladesh will cease to get duty free market access ...

International »

Cyclone Nivar tears down power lines, trees in India


Reuters, Chennai :A severe cyclone slammed into India's southern coast early on Thursday, uprooting trees and power lines, but there was little loss of life or extensive damage to property.Cyclone Nivar made landfall near the city of Puducherry in the southern state of Tamil Nadu with winds of up to ...

Sports »

Fans of Maradona wailing in Argentina on Wednesday after death of Diego Maradona.


.

Business & Economy »

Syed Waseque Md Ali, Managing Director of First Security Islami Limited, inaugurating its two sub-branches at Panditsar Bazar and Battoli Bazar in Noria in Shariatpur and Battoli Bazar in Fazilpur in Feni on Wednesday respectively through virtually. Md. Mustafa Khair, AMD, Md. Zahurul Haque, DMD and other high officials of the bank were also present.


.

Editorial »

Proposed DAP should include provision of protecting city waterbodies


DESPITE LGRD Minister Tajul Islam's last Sunday assurance that Dhaka will be transformed into a modern and liveable city, the proposed Detailed Area Plan (DAP) for the capital is facing severe criticism from architects and urban planners. The flawed DAP, if implemented, will banish 70% of natural waterbodies and flood ...

International »

World renews Afghanistan aid with ceasefire call, conditions


AFP :Donors demanded an immediate ceasefire in Afghanistan on Tuesday as they pledged around $12 billion in aid over four years-but tied their money to civil rights being upheld in peace talks with the Taliban.At a virtual global donor conference hosted from the UN in Geneva, countries affirmed their commitment ...

Sports »

Murray backs compulsory vaccine programme for tennis tournaments


AFP, London :Andy Murray said Tuesday that tennis players should be required to have a coronavirus vaccination before they are allowed to take part in tournaments.With the 2021 tennis schedule facing inevitable issues with the Covid-19 pandemic, three-time Grand Slam winner Murray hopes the long-awaited vaccine will be available by ...

Business & Economy »

Md. Jasim Uddin Akond, President of ICMAB and Shams Mahmud, President of DCCI, exchanging the MoU signing document at ICMAB Bhaban in the city on Tuesday.


.

City »

State Minister for ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak and Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Vikram Kumar Doraiswami at the bilateral meeting on joint invetment in Information and Technology Sector at ICT Tower in the city on Tuesday.


Editorial »

Fraudsters are dominating EC to get NIDs


PEOPLE are facing immense suffering in availing NID card related services, including its correction, due to indifference of the concerned Election Commission officials. As per a report of our daily many applicants for NID services have to face innumerable obstacles. They include apathy and a complete lack of interest on ...

 
Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
 
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Email:
Write a comment to this news