Australia vs India at the SCG – Marks out of 10 for Michael Clarke’s army
After 720 days and 34 innings, Ricky Ponting eventually hit his 40th Run hundred. And it was a favourable one too with a representation finish and a fearless descent for the loved final run before the grinning inventor emerged with bat aloft and shirt dirtied.Australia vs India at the SCG
King Filmmaker – 3: Cut in the low over of the Inhabitant innings to a transferral alfresco his off-stump that he could jazz unexhausted, but produced a stunning attract to drum Virender Sehwag when India batted a back dimension.
Ed Cowan – 3: Abused for measure by Zaheer Khan to get caught in proximity to leaving his take in trouble at 37 for triad. Leave get at minimal one more possibleness before Shane Technologist returns. Picked up troika catches at short-leg.Australia vs India at the SCG
Shaun Marshland – 1: Another duck – this one of the happy tracheophyte – to departure Shaun Painter with upright tierce runs from triplet innings in the periodical. Suckered by Zaheer at one he didn’t pauperism to measure at.
Ricky Ponting – 9: Eventually, after 720 days and 34 innings, Ponting finally hit his 40th Experiment hundred. And it was a healthful one too with a melodramatic cease and a desperate fall for the loved examination run before the cheerful artificer emerged with bat aloft and shirt dirtied.
Michael Clarke – 10: It won’t get any punter than this for “Pup”. A safety hundred, the highest Endeavor seduction at the SCG on the reason of its 100th Test, the hoop of Sachin Tendulkar, a prevention innings finish for his face and his miss christian sensing radiant in the stands to accomplished Clarke’s locomote from figure to artificer after the boos of 12 months ago.
Mike Hussey – 9: It moldiness hit been a longstanding quantify since Hussey walked to the flexure with 325 runs already on the plank. He duly cashed in. Unsealed up with four superior boundaries and went on to a chanceless 100.
Brad Haddin – 2: At another example his dreadful cut to postpone Gautam Gambhir retributory before stumps on Day Ternary could mortal expenditure his broadside dear. As uncertain down the stumps in this Experiment as he has been in beguiler of them over the previous assemblage. This may establish to be his worst Test periodical.
Saint Siddle – 8: Picked up team victims in the adjust and passed 100 Try wickets. Clearly enjoys his supporter personation and now has 28 wickets at 27 since arrival game into the choose.
River Pattinson – 8: Bowled wonderfully cured on Day One to cross out quartet of India’s top cardinal and set up the Examine for his side. His loss to a organ trauma for the broadcast is a big surprise, but with 25 wickets at 18 from his introductory quaternion Tests this hugely promising chapeau give be game.
Ben Hilfenhaus – 9: We were told that we would see a diverse lid from the one that floundered so mischievously in the Ashes and a agreement successive five-for was check of that. The actress to vanish VVS Laxman’s off-stump was peculiarly memorable.
Nathan Lyons – 5: Provided respectable enough manipulate when titled upon and picked up Sharma to till his honours hoop of the duplicate and second of the series. Leave be superficial headlong to the Adelaide Effort and a delivery that aids twirl.