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Australia draw fourth test against India

Published:Monday | January 28, 2008 | 3:05 PM

Hosts Australia and India battled to a draw in the fourth and final Test earlier today in Adelaide.

As a result of the draw, Australia have won the series 2-1 for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

The final day belonged to Indian opener Virender Sehwag, who struck a magnificent 151 to lead the tourists to safety after they resumed eight ahead at 45 for one.

India declared its second innings on 269 for seven, 232 runs in front.

Even when Sehwag departed, captain Anil Kumble seemed intent on batting until the end. However, the declaration came after Harbhajan Singh departed for seven.

Earlier, Rahul Dravid retired hurt on 11, Sachin Tendulkar was run out for 13, Sourav Ganguly went for 18, VVS Laxman for 12 and Mahendra Dhoni for 20.

Adam Gilchrist, who announced his retirement from Test cricket, captained Australia for part of the day after captain Ricky Ponting was forced off the field because of a back problem.

Final scores are India 526 and 267 for seven declared, and Australia 563.