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    Steve Waugh saves his final battle & Sachin’s 241 at Sydney Cricket Ground


    After Saurav Ganguly’s answer to Australia’s Chin-Music in First Test and Dravid Heroics at Adelaide in Second Test and Sehwag’s swashbuckling 195 went in vain in Third Test. Australia won the third test and leveled the series 1-1 in the 4 Test match series. With only one test remaining at Sydney Cricket Ground, India needed to win the last test match to win the series in Australia against Australia.

    India batted first and scored a whopping 705/7 decl. with every batsmen getting some runs under thier belts.

    India touch 7-700 !!!

    India touch 7-700 !!!

    Sachin Tendulkar had a dull series till this point and scored 241 not out and Laxman scoring 178.

    Sachin Tendulkars 241 at Sydney

    Sachin Tendulkars 241 at Sydney

    Special observation shows the Sachin Tendulkar didn’t played even a single shot towards cover and mid off region. He did this because he was getting caught behind for the last three matches. It shows incredible patience and temperament.

    Australia were all out for 474 runs in their first innings with Justin Langer scoring 117 runs and Simon Katich scoring 125.

    India didn’t enforce the follow on and scored quick fire 211/2 declared with Rahul Dravid scoring 91 and Sachin Tendulkar Scoring 60.

    Australia needed mammoth total of 443 runs to win the match and win the series and India need 10 wickets to get and win a series. But, it was Steve Waugh playing his test last innings of his life was determined to save the match.

    Steve Waugh's Farewell Test

    Steve Waugh’s Farewell Test

    He scored 80 runs. Australian wickets did fell one by one but was too late and the time was running away for india to clear off the tail. Steve bucknor (umpire) stubborn decisions didn’t help india’s cause. Parthiv Patel (Wicket Keeper) also fumbled few crucial chances.

    Sourav Ganguly was presented the Border-Gavaskar Trophy

    Sourav Ganguly was presented the Border-Gavaskar Trophy

    Check Border-Gavaskar Trophy, 2003-04, 4th Test, India v Australia Score Card

    I think all of us can agree that, it was hard fought series and nobody hailed India’s performance would give jitters to Australian team so much so as to get them to the brink of loosing a test series at home which had not been achieved after 1992’s famous West Indies Tour ( Heroics of Ambrose 7/1).

    Let us all hope that for India’s Tour of Australia 2007-08 we would be able to repeat the same feat or would surpass it by a good mile . Big Jove , we will achieve it.

    Sachin’s 241 at Sydney Cricket Ground video :

    I will come up with two more posts giving a recap of India’s Tour of Australia 2003-04 Series.

    Till then check the articles below:

    Sachin Tendulkar’s 41, 30 hundreds are for winning cause
    Shane Warne Interview by Parkinson

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    4 Comments

    1. […] Steve Waugh saves his final battle After Saurav Ganguly?s answer to Australia?s Chin-Music in First Test and Dravid Heroics at Adelaide in Second Test and Sehwag?s swashbuckling 195 went in vain in Third Test. Australia won the third test and leveled the series 1-1 in the 4 Test match series. With only one test remaining at Sydney Cricket Ground, India needed to win the last test match to win the series in Australia against Australia. India batted first and scored a whopping 705/7 decl. with every batsmen getting some runs under thier belts. Rest of the story @ Steve Waugh saves his final battle | Nihar’s World […]

    2. harpreetsingh says:

      no ganguly fougth in the battle & luck by chance he didn’t got the success

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