13 Oct 2008

Australia recover on day four in Bangalore

5:58 am on 13 October 2008

There were some anxious moments for the Australian cricketers before they recovered from a second innings batting collapse on day four of the first test against India in Bangalore.

Trailing by 70 runs on the first innings, India had Australia reeling at 128 for 5 in their second innings with all the front line batsmen dismissed, but Shane Watson and Brad Haddin steered them to safety at 193 for 5, an overall lead of 263 runs going ino the final day.