Cowan pokes Siddle, Tendulkar leaves for four

When Peter Siddle got R Ashwin caught at forward short leg, he ran into an enthusiastic, and helmeted, Ed Cowan.

updated: December 29, 2011 12:44 IST
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Melbourne: Here are Plays of the Day from the fourth day of the first Test between Australia and India in Melbourne.

The half appeal

When Umesh Yadav hit Michael Hussey's pad in the 64th over of Australia's innings, India had Hussey lbw for the second time in the innings. On both occasions it was Yadav bowling. On both occasions India put in only a half appeal. It is unlikely India would have gone for the DRS review on those appeals even if it was available. It could be reading too much into it, but Hussey does seem to have a pretty effective way of dealing with leg-before appeals: he sets off for a leg-bye immediately, and that could distract from an appeal.

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