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India v Australia 1st Test
Bangalore, 9-13 October 2008
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"Great Pandavas" poster

The pressure is on India's "Great Pandavas" (heroic brothers of Hindu legend) after Australia's declaration leaves India needing 299 to win

Stuart Clark and Virender Sehwag

Australia bowl beautifully with the new ball, removing the dangerous Virender Sehwag when he edges Stuart Clark to Matthew Hayden

Rahul Dravid

Rahul Dravid does not last long either - and India stumble to a worrying 24-2 with more than half an hour remaining until lunch

Australia's fielders

Moments later, Brad Haddin thinks he has managed to run out a dozing Gautam Gambhir, but the ruling goes in the batsman's favour

Brett Lee appeals

Brett Lee spins round for a vociferous lbw appeal, but Gambhir and Sachin Tendulkar gingerly take India to lunch on 41-2

Mitchell Johnson and Gautam Gambhir

Gambhir's innings finally comes to an end as Mitchell Johnson bowls him for 29, but there are no more wickets to fall before tea

Tendulkar, Ponting

Tendulkar (pictured) and VVS Laxman steer India to 130-3 at tea, and things look much more hopeful for India

Cameron White

Cameron White has his first Test wicket when Sachin Tendulkar, 15 runs away from setting a new Test runs record, is caught

Ponting, Laxman

But Laxman bats on in failing light, finding a valuable ally in Sourav Ganguly, as India get closer to the draw

VVS Laxman

Laxman is unmoved, negotiating two stoppages for bad light along the way, and with 10 overs lost to bad light the draw is agreed

see also
Ind-Aus: 1st Test day two photos
10 Oct 08 |  Cricket
Ind-Aus: 1st Test day one photos
09 Oct 08 |  Cricket
Australia in India 2008
09 Apr 08 |  Cricket

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