Today the 2nd Test from the Airtel Border Gavaskar Trophy 2008-09 begins at the PCA Stadium in Mohali.
Both the teams – India & Australia settled for a draw in the 1st test at Bangalore with India’s Fab 4 Batsmen namely V.V.S Laxman & Sachin Tendulkar saving the 1st Test & leading it to a draw amist a low quality Aussie Spin Attack of Michael Clarke & Cameron White & fading light.
Now the action shifts to Mohali for the 2nd Test Match of the Airtel Border Gavaskar Trophy 2008-09 between India vs Australia.
Speculations are ripe about the Fitness of the Indian Skipper Anil Kumble and whether he will play the 2nd Test or Not.
Australia on the other hand have got a blow with Stuart Clark being declared unfit for this Test Match which means by all means Peter Siddle will make his debut in this 2nd Test Match.
The Pitch, despite the early morning showers in Mohali since the last few days was bright and sunny and according to the Curator – Daljit Singh the pitch appeared dry with grass cover in the middle separating two bare ends. It is expected to be a good batting track after the initial moisture vanishes.
India: 1 Gautam Gambhir, 2 Virender Sehwag, 3 Rahul Dravid, 4 Sachin Tendulkar, 5 Sourav Ganguly, 6 VVS Laxman, 7 Mahendra Singh Dhoni (capt & wk), 8 Amit Mishra, 9 Harbhajan Singh, 10 Zaheer Khan, 11 Ishant Sharma.
Australia: 1 Matthew Hayden, 2 Simon Katich, 3 Ricky Ponting (capt), 4 Michael Clarke, 5 Michael Hussey, 6 Shane Watson, 7 Brad Haddin (wk), 8 Cameron White, 9 Brett Lee, 10 Mitchell Johnson, 11 Peter Siddle.
Now the landmark which the Entire Cricket World will watch – Will Sachin Tendulkar score the 15 runs he needs to become Test cricket’s leading run-scorer?
Watch the 2nd Test Match to Find out the Answer.
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