Home > News >

Live Cricket Score India vs Australia first Test at Melbourne: Sehwag hits half-century

Live Cricket Score India vs Australia first Test at Melbourne: Sehwag hits half-century

Australian players celebrate the fall of Gautam Gambhir on the second day © Getty Images

 

By CricketCountry Staff

 

Melbourne: Dec 27, 2011

 

India reached 99 at the loss of two wickets at tea on the second day in reply to Australia’s first innings total of 333.

 

Virender Sehwag slammed his 31st Test half-century but fell just before the tea break in the opening Test against Australia at Melbourne.

 

India trail by a further 234 runs with Rahul Dravid (25 not out) and Sachin Tendulkar (2 not out) at the crease.

 

India, after making a steady start in their innings, lost both their openers in the second session. Australia pacer Ben Hilfenhaus provided his side the first breakthrough when he had Gautam Gambhir caught by wicketkeeper Brad Haddin for three.

 

Sehwag then joined forces with Rahul Dravid and added 75 runs for the third wicket. The right-handed explosive batsman completed his half-century with a boundary off spinner Nathan Lyon. His half-century came in just 59 balls.

 

Sehwag scored 67 off 83 balls, which included seven boundaries.

 

Dravid, on the other hand, faced some difficulties during his stay at the crease as he was beaten several times by bounce and swing.

 

Brief Scores: Australia 333 (Ed Cowan 68, Ricky Ponting 62, Peter Siddle 41; Zaheer Khan 4 for 77, R Ashwin 3 for 81, Umesh Yadav 3 for 106) lead India 99 for 2 (Virender Sehwag 67, Rahul Dravid 25*; James Pattinson 1 for 25, Ben Hilfenhaus 1 for 27) by 234 runs.

 

Full Scorecard


Photo Gallery

 

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 6, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Galle

India tour of England 2014

Aug 7, 2014 (15:30 IST)   at Manchester

South Africa in Zimbabwe, 2014

Aug 9, 2014 (13:30 IST)   at Harare

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 14, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Colombo

India tour of England 2014

Aug 15, 2014 (15:30 IST)   at London

More

India tour of England 2014

Jul 27, 2014  at Southampton

England won by 266 runs

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 24, 2014  at Bulawayo

Afghanistan won by 100 runs

South Africa tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Jul 24, 2014  at Colombo

Match drawn

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 22, 2014  at Bulawayo

Afghanistan won by 2 wkts

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 20, 2014  at Bulawayo

Zimbabwe won by 8 wkts

Photos

India vs England 2014, 3rd Test

Videos

Highlights of Phil Hughes' double ton

India vs England 2014, 3rd Test at Southampton: Highlights

India vs England 2014, 3rd Test at Southampton: Reasons for India’s heavy defeat

10 little known facts about Jacques Kallis

Moeen Ali spins India into trouble: Will he stun them again on Day 5 at Southampton?

Jacques Kallis retires from international cricket: How an Indian fan remembers the South African legend

England England vs India England vs India 2014 Ian Bell India India tour of England 2014 India vs England India vs England 2014 Jacques Kallis James Anderson Moeen Ali South Africa South Africa tour of Sri Lanka 2014 Sri Lanka

India vs England 2014 3rd Test stats highlights: Day 5

Naman Ojha to replace Wriddhiman Saha in Indian squad for England tour

England retain squad for 4th Test against India at Old Trafford

India vs England 2014, 3rd Test at Southampton: Players who were questioned did well, says Alastair Cook

Alastair Cook heaps praise on Moeen Ali after England’s win over India in 3rd Test at Southampton

10 little-known facts about Sir Frank Worrell

Statistical analysis of Jacques Kallis’s ODI career

Top 12 cricketing moments between England’s two Test wins

Naman Ojha’s selection for India’s tour of England is a step in right direction

India vs England 2014 3rd Test stats highlights: Day 5

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

658 Posts | 6 Fans

Sachin Tendulkar's nine dismissals against James Anderson

Exclusive: Aamir Khan’s PK poster leaks!

Meow chat app stalks users on social networks

Abhishek Bachchan shows off his metrosexual side!

Statistical analysis of Jacques Kallis’s ODI career

Prevent Diabetes Tip – get regular health check-ups

BlackBerry to acquire Secusmart; Open to more such acquisitions

10 little-known facts about Sir Frank Worrell

Rafael to miss rest of Man Utd’s tour of the USA with groin injury

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here