Sachin Tendulkar crept toward test cricket's run-scoring record with an unbeaten 47 at tea today as he led India's fight to save the first cricket Test against Australia on the final day.
Manifestly, Australia have made a full recovery from their Ashes defeat. Ricky Ponting led the side with renewed purpose, Adam Gilchrist was full of beans, Matthew Hayden has recreated himself, while Glenn McGrath and Warne remain near their peaks. Most of all, the support bowling was effective. It was an impressive performance.
England 223-8 Australia 224-3, Australia win by seven wickets