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Australia hits back at India in fourth test

Australia hits back at India in fourth test

Australia offspinner Jason Krejza completed a ten-wicket haul in his debut test as the tourists' bowlers hit back to take six India wickets in the second session of the decisive fourth test on Sunday, reviving hopes of tying the series.
India slumped to 166-6 in its second innings at tea on the fourth day, holding a 252-run advantage as seeks to force at least a draw to retain its current 1-0 series lead and regain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
Krejza, who captured 8-215 in the first innings, did not strike until his 14th over when he bowled V.V. Laxman for a four with a sharp-turning off break. He followed next ball by removing Sourav Ganguly _ in his last test innings _ with a smart caught-and-bowled.
The situation got worse for India when Sachin Tendulkar was run out for 12 to signal the tea break. Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Harbhajan Singh were the not out batsmen.
The dismissal meant India had lost 6-50 following the bright 116-run opening stand between Virender Sehwag and rookie Murali Vijay.
Sehwag's powerful 92 from 107 balls gave the hosts a strong start and he looked set for a hundred until Brett Lee, who has been suffering with nausea during the game, arrived for his second spell and the batsman glanced his first ball to wicketkeeper Brad Haddin.
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Updated : 2021-10-25 17:30 GMT+08:00