Hardwork of both the team players for 5 days atlast went into vain without having a match result.The Bangalore test match today came to its end resulting in a draw.At the start of the today’s play Australia set India the target of 299 which is really a big total on such a surface.Replying to that India came on to play.It was not a good start as Sehwag threw his wicket away.Before that Brad Haddin dropped his catch, and Sehwag didnt make use of this chance.Next it was Dravid lost his wicket to Brett Lee, who made a fabulous shot on leg side. Ricky Ponting went full stretch to his right holding the ball safely and finally it was a splendid catch by the Australian captain.Next came the little master with grand reception from the crowd , since everyone expected that he could break the record.The partnership went on between Sachin and Gambhir.But Gambhir bowled out cleanly by Mitchell Johnson for 29.Then Laxman joined with Sachin.The Indian batsmen really found the pitch making them scary since the deliveries had uneven bounces.Somehow Sachin and Laxman managed to put on a fifty partnership and at one stage play suspended due to bad light.After 30 minutes the play resumed.
When Sachin was on 49, he was caught by Michael Clarke.His wicket was the debut test wicket for Cameroon White and there was a jubliant among the Australian cricketers . Sachin went to pavilion with dissappointing face and broke many hearts of his fans, since only 14 runs short to break the Lara’s record.Hope he could do that in next match.Then Ganguly gave a steady innings and finally due to bad light the play stopped resulting as Match Drawn.Zaheer Khan was announced as the Man of the Match for six wickets and 55 runs in the match.Moreover Anil kumble said that he is not fit and he is having 100% shoulder injury.This gave a hint that Anil will not be available for the next match and Dhoni would lead the forthcoming match in Mohali.
Australia scored 220 for six and declared.Then India in second innings scored 177 for 4 and the match was drawn.