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Ponting retains position Sachin again missed 100th Century
John F Williams | 29 Dec 2011

Once again it is proved that Aussies are still on the top when it comes to playing Test cricket, especially at home.

Aus vs India- 4 Test Series

1st Test at Melbourne ended in 4 days only

Austarlia-1st innings-333 Runs

with a grand knock of 62runs by Richie Ponting

2nd Innings 240

Ponting again scored 60 runs

 India- 1st innings -282 Runs

Dravid and Sachin both played well

2nd Innings – 169 Runs

Thus the  first Test Match played at Melbourne Aussie won by 122 Runs

 

Highlights

Richie Ponting performed well in both the Australian innings with 62 and 60 Run at the average of 61 Runs

Indian Batsmen  Gambir -16 @ 8 Runs

Sehwag-74 @ 37 runs,

Dravid 78 runs @ 39 runs and Sachin scored 105 runs  @ 52.5 runs.

Sachin was once again unlucky  with the bat to complete his 100th international Century .

Ponting deserves his place in  the Australian Eleven  against India for the complete Series.

With the Ball Zaheer and Yadav  picked up 7 wickets each while Aswin picked up 4 Wickets.

For Australia Hilfenhaus picked up 7 wickets and Siddle managed 6 wickets .