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India lose two wickets in the first session on fourth day (Lunch Report)
Melbourne, Dec 29 (IANS) India's strategy of wearing the Australian attack down on the fourth day of the first Test left them struggling at 56 for two at lunch at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) here Saturday.

Saturday, December 29, 2007 9:34:19 AM

It is a stiff target but achievable: Harbhajan (LEAD)
Melbourne, Dec 28 (IANS) Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, who entered the 250-wicket Test club Friday, said that India can still win the Test match by achieving the improbable target of 499-run against Australia.

Friday, December 28, 2007 5:48:49 PM

Harbhajan enters 250-wickets Test club (Statistical Highlights)
Melbourne, Dec 28 (IANS) Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh picked up the wicket of Australian captain Ricky Ponting and entered the 250-wicket Test club at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) here Friday.

Friday, December 28, 2007 5:27:27 PM

Sania faces substitute Shaughnessy as Serena falls ill on eve of Hopman Cup
Perth, Dec 28 (IANS) The Indian team got an unexpected boost at the Hopman Cup tennis as Serena Williams delayed her arrival due to illness, which means Sania Mirza will face substitute Meghann Shaughnessy in the opening singles of the tournament Saturday morning. The Hopman Cup is being played at the Burswood Dome from Dec 29 to Jan 4.

Friday, December 28, 2007 4:21:28 PM

Keith Stackpole's wife confesses
Melbourne, Dec 28 (IANS) Former Australian Test player Keith Stackpole's wife Peg has confessed that she had no idea about the game until she married the right-handed batsman 45 years ago.

Friday, December 28, 2007 3:10:24 PM

Gilchrist's tribute to dead farmer
Melbourne, Dec 28 (IANS) Wicket-keeper Adam Gilchrist wore a black armband in the first Test to mourn the death of his friend, farmer Bill Rowe, who died on Boxing Day from injuries received in a Christmas Day beach attack in Geraldton, Australia. Rowe was from Yalgoo, a tiny historic town 500 km north of Perth.

Friday, December 28, 2007 3:09:20 PM

I had no talent as a cricketer, says Australian PM
Melbourne, Dec 28 (IANS) New Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, while commenting on the first Test, disclosed that former England captain Colin Cowdrey was a bigger childhood hero for him than any of his countrymen.

Friday, December 28, 2007 3:08:13 PM

Clark 'sorted out' Indian batsmen on laptop (Australia album)
Melbourne, Dec 28 (IANS) Australia speedster Stuart Clark, who hastened India's downfall in the first innings with a four-wicket haul in the ongoing first Test here, had 'sorted out' each and every rival batsmen on his laptop beforehand.

Friday, December 28, 2007 3:06:45 PM

India will need a miracle on a dodgy MCG wicket (Match Analysis)
Melbourne Dec 28 (IANS) The 'drop in' wicket at the MCG appeared dodgy enough on Day One. It looked dodgier at the end of Day 3, worn out and full of cracks. The effect of the heavy roller disguised the devil in it during the eight overs India were called upon to bat on it.

Friday, December 28, 2007 3:05:51 PM

Bowling slow paid dividends for me: Harbhajan
Melbourne, Dec 28 (IANS) Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, who entered the 250-wicket club Friday, feels that bowling slow in the second innings Friday, on the slow and low Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) pitch did the trick for him and earned him three crucial Australian wickets.

Friday, December 28, 2007 2:48:04 PM

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