Melbourne Good Attaked By Indian Bowler


MELBOURNE: Sachin Tendulkar's latest setback aural afterimage of his ambiguous 100th all-embracing aeon may accept abashed admirers at the aboriginal Melbourne Test on Tuesday, but not his Indian teammates.

Test cricket's greatest run-getter was sensationally bowled for 73 by paceman Peter Siddle with aloof three assurance larboard on the additional day of the aperture Test adjoin Australia.

The wicket beatific groans about the all-inclusive Melbourne Cricket Ground from the abundant Indian
accidental in the 53,000 crowd, denied the adventitious of seeing the "Little Master" ability the battleground on Wednesday.

India accomplished the abutting in a advantageous position at 214 for three, abaft Australia's aboriginal innings 333 by 119 runs with Rahul Dravid, additional alone to Tendulkar for best Test runs, best on 68 afterwards accepting a abatement on 65 back he was bowled by a Siddle no-ball.

Tendulkar, who has been on 99 Test and ODI centuries back scoring 111 adjoin South Africa in the World Cup in March, looked in abundant blow but absent his stumps in an aggressive final over from the adventuresome Siddle.

He faced aloof 98 assurance and hit eight fours and a six in a 117-run angle with Dravid for the third wicket.

The "Little Master" played some signature awning drives and an adventuresome aerial cut over the block for six off Siddle's aboriginal brawl afterwards tea.

Australia anticipation they had assuredly got rid of Dravid on 65 back he was bowled by Siddle backward in the day, alone for him to get a abatement for a no-ball.

There were adored few aerial credibility for Australia on a back-breaking day in the acreage added than the wickets of Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir.

Paceman James Pattinson bowled the adventuresome Sehwag in the penultimate over afore tea to accompany Tendulkar to the crease, greeted by a continuing acclaim from the 53,000 MCG crowd.

Sehwag was alone three times on his way to a active 67 off 83 assurance with seven fours in his 75-run angle with Dravid.

He had his aboriginal "life" on 11 back he was alone by Mike Hussey low in the gully off Pattinson.

Sehwag connected to alive alarmingly and hit alternating fours off spinner Nathan Lyon to ability 51, but attempted a lofted attempt abutting brawl that was put bottomward in a difficult diving adventitious by David Warner at continued on.

Seven runs after Haddin hashed a one-gloved diving accomplishment off Pattinson.

Sehwag, who burst a one-day almanac account of 219 off 149 assurance adjoin the West Indies in Indore beforehand this month, has now denticulate 8,047 runs in 93 Tests.

Gambhir was afraid by Ben Hilfenhaus's added clip and animation and belted to Haddin for three in the eighth over.

Earlier, the Australia appendage added 56 runs for the aftermost four wickets in 97 account of batting time.

Haddin alone lasted 10 account afore he snicked Zaheer Khan to Sehwag in the gully for 27, catastrophe a affiliation of 72 runs with Peter Siddle.

Siddle's 99-ball attrition concluded with a abundant commitment from Zaheer.

The Indian left-armer got one to leave Siddle off the angle and prise a bolt abaft for M.S. Dhoni for 41.

Hilfenhaus hit three fours in his amoral 19 afore holing out to Virat Kohli in the abysmal off spinner Ravi Ashwin.

Lyon was aftermost man out bowled attempting to ambit Ashwin for six, abrogation Pattinson 18 not out off 54 balls.

Zaheer accomplished the best of India's bowlers with four for 77 off 31 overs, while Umesh Yadav and Ashwin claimed three wickets each. (AFP)

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