4th Test: Australia v India, Adelaide, 24-28 January 2012

Australia claimed the Border-Gavaskar series in Adelaide, in a 4-0 clean-sweep. Image: ABC Grandstand

Heading to Adelaide with with tails respectively wagging and dragging, Australia and India had very similar looks about them during the Fourth Test: they were both bringing more of the same fortunes they’d shown in the series so far.

It was like deja vu “all over again”…

Day 1: 24 January (Australia won toss and bowled) :: End Of Day: Australia – 335/3 in 90.0 overs (RT Ponting 137*, MJ Clarke 140*)

CA blog: http://www.cricket.com.au/blogs/brett-mckay/2012/1/25/deja-vus

Day 2: 25 January :: End Of Day: India – 61/2 in 21.0 overs (G Gambhir 30, SR Tendulkar 12) trail Australia 7dec/604 (RT Ponting 221, MJ Clarke 210) by 543 runs.

CA blog: http://www.cricket.com.au/blogs/brett-mckay/2012/1/26/nothing-left-but-pride

Day 3: 26 January :: End Of Day: Australia – 50/3 in 14.0 overs (RT Ponting 1, MJ Clarke 9) and 7dec/604 lead India 272 (V Kohli 116) by 382 runs.

CA blog: http://www.cricket.com.au/blogs/brett-mckay/2012/1/27/shared-honours-on-day-3

Day 4: 27 January :: End Of Day: India – 166/6 in 56.0 overs (I Sharma 2, WP Saha 0) and 272 trail Australia 5dec/167 (RT Ponting 60*) and 7dec/604 by 333 runs.

CA blog: http://www.cricket.com.au/blogs/brett-mckay/2012/1/28/timing-is-everything

Day 5: 28 January :: India 201 (V Sehwag 62) and 272 lost to Australia 5dec/167 and 7dec/604 by 298 runs.

Final CA blog went unpublished – BMcSport EXCLUSIVE : 4th Test Adelaide day 5 – awkward wait for the inevitable

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