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Series alive and kicking after fightback

14/10/2004 10:11:24 PM Comments (0)

Game on.

India has fought back.

The ghosts of Chepauk Stadium returned to haunt Australia on a mesmerising day of cricket when Matthew Hayden and Justin Langer's dream start became a nightmare, Darren Lehmann and Michael Clarke both failed, Anil Kumble ran riot with seven wickets and Shane Warne equalled Muttiah Muralitharan's world record.

At the end of it all, as the crowd went from morose silence in the morning session to full-throated celebrations at stumps, India was on top having dismissed the tourists for 235 - including the last 10 wickets for 99 runs - and reached 1-28 at stumps.

The series is alive.

Kumble took 7-25 from his last 10 overs to finish with 7-48 from 17.3 overs before Warne claimed 1-1 from two overs as darkness fell to match Muralitharan's haul of 532 Test career wickets.

Indian opener Yuvraj Singh got a big inside edge that was taken by Australian wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist and Warne, like he was at Cairns earlier this year, was tied with Muralitharan on top of the all-time Test bowling list.

Wearing black arm bands to mourn the passing of the late Keith Miller, the Australians started with a bang when Hayden and Langer piled on their 12th Test century partnership, a 136-run foundation their teammates failed to capitalise on.

Hayden's fall for 58 to the bowling of Harbhajan Singh was followed in the same over by the demise of Langer for 71.

No blame on them for the turnaround.

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