BY | March 24, 2013

This was a very fast paced cricket match. India vs Australia 4th test live score showed Aussies team humiliated. Here are video highlights

India vs Australia 4th test ended in an embarrassing defeat for the visitors and a complete whitewash for the hosts. Indian side proved that it was better in all the formats of the game and a shamed Australians were looking nervous as they will have to answer their countrymen the sort of shame they have wrought on the whole nation. Aussies batting looked toothless and Watson’s captaincy has proved beyond doubt that neither he nor Clarke or for that matter any other captain are not capable of doing anything with the fortunes of the team as the whole team is undergoing a sort of slide into abyss.

For a team that used to rule the cricket in all the formats of the game be it test, one day internationals or for that matter T20, such humiliating defeat one after the other has shown to the whole world that this side lacks teeth to take on a good side. India played without their established opening batsmen, but their part timers always proved better than Australians’ established opening players. Indian bowlers too proved better in demolishing the visitors without much of a trouble. The whole series proved a sort of cakewalk for the hosts as Australians didn’t seem trying really

The match at Ferozeshah Kotla ground here in New Delhi proved no better than the previous games for the Aussies team. Chasing 155, India got home in 31.2 overs. Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli starred for India in the run-chase, making 82 and 41, respectively. Australia were all out for 164 earlier in the day. The visitors had made 262 in their first innings and India replied with 272. Earlier in the day, the Australian batting crumbled on an exploding track and were bowled out for 164. The Australian tail once again wagged as Siddle (50) ended up as the top scorer for the second time in the innings. The Indian innings lasted just 13 deliveries and they were bowled out for 272 runs in the first innings after Lyon finished with career best 7/94 and wrapped up the tail by removing Ishant Sharma and Pragyan Ojha in consecutive deliveries.

But the match was fast paced as Australian failed to prove their worth on the Sunday morning. There was more drama as Australia came out to bat. After two overs of pace from Bhuvneshwar Kumar, India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was quick to unleash the spinners on the Australian batting from both the ends. Jadeja, however, was the pick of the bowlers bagging his maiden fifer and another left-arm spinner Ojha and offie Ravichanran Ashwin bagged two each. The demons in the Kotla track reared its ugly head as seven wickets fell, including five Australians, in 125 balls for 95 runs. The cracks grew wider and every time a ball landed on a crack it left both the batsmen and the fielders clueless. The Australian batsmen struggled to negotiate the Indian spinners as the ball kept low. Glenn Maxwell was promoted up the order to open the innings with David Warner. Jadeja opened his account with Maxwell (8) and tempers flayed when he got rid of Warner (8) in his next over.

There were some tough moments also during the game and the high voltage game had its fair share of drama too. Indian all-rounder Jadeja broke into wild celebrations even before the umpire had given Warner out. Jadeja signalled Warner the way back to the pavilion. After the send-off, umpire Aleem Dar, who was standing at square leg, cautioned Jadeja. Dar called Tendulkar, who in return spoke to Jadeja, who was also involved in a verbal tussle with Warner Saturday during India’s first innings. Phil Hughes (6) was the next to go, trapped in front by Ashwin with a delivery that kept low. Shane Watson (5) was also unlucky after he was castled by Ojha with a delivery that also stayed low. Cowan became Jadeja’s third victim before Steve Smith (18) and Matthew Wade (19) joined forces to repair the innings with their 53-run stand for the sixth wicket. Jadeja struck immediately after lunch to remove Smith and Wade with successive deliveries but was denied a hat-trick by Siddle. India pacer Ishant Sharma was also cautioned by Dar for his wild gestures after he got rid of James Pattinson (11). So this was a complete whitewash and even the most optimistic Indian supporters wouldn’t have anticipated such scenario.

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