Some fans claimed that Indian media was not covering Indian fans' reaction
in the Ind-Aus match yesterday. This statement is not true. I went to the
websites of a few newspapers and found that most of them did cover it.
Exceptions being Tribune, which shows that India has still to play Australia
and Deccan Chronicle, which carried a very succint summary. Here are the
excerpts from some newspapers. These are the major newspapers in India.
The Hindustan Times
Ganguly reached his century, but was run out to the very next ball. The
batsman pushed Fleming towards mid-off and seemed to have
enough time to complete the single, but paid the penalty for not
grounding the bat as Andrew Symonds found the mark with a direct
The dismissal led to protests from a pre***ly Indian section
the crowd in the southern stand end which threw empty water
into the ground and forced play to be stopped for about 15
The crowd apparently was under the impression that Ganguly had
made the ground and play resumed after the debris were cleared and
both Dravid and Robin Singh appealed for calm.
The Times of India
Ganguly sparkles but can't
By V. Srivatsa
The Times of India
many at the MCG may
have cared if India had
won their Carlton and
United Series game
against Australia after
hundred. So dazzling
was his knock that his
abrupt dismissal to a run-out decision after
several replays dispirited some fans in the
Great Southern Stand and they started hurling
missiles onto the ground.
Play had to be suspended for a shade over
quarter of an hour before bottles and cans
were cleared. When Ganguly got out, the
Indians needed 92 runs from 63 balls and
irate fans may have honestly believed that
India had a mathematical chance of getting to
the 270-run target set by Australia.
Same piece as Hindustan Times above.
Has the strongest coverage on this.
Aussies call for police aid to stop crowd
MELBOURNE: Australian officials will demand stronger
police presence at future day-night internationals after
bottle-throwing spectators briefly halted Wednesday's match
Australian Cricket Board chairman Mal Speed said ongoing
crowd problems that had plagued Australian cricket for the
past few years demanded toucher action.
``What happened tonight was totally unacceptable,'' Speed
said. ``It's the second year in a row we've had problems here
(at the Melbourne Cricket Ground).'' Angry fans, mostly
Indians, were upset when Sourav Ganguly was run out for
exactly 100 as the touring team chased a victory target of
270 in 50 overs. The Indian opener was given out by the
third umpire when television replays showed he did not
ground his bat.
Dozens of Indian supporters began throwing debris onto the
MCG outfield as Ganguly departed, halting the game for
around 15 minutes as ground staff cleared the playing area.
Australia won the match by 28 runs.
The Deccan Herald
Ponting ton sees Aussies through
MELBOURNE, Jan 12
INDIA stood disgraced on two counts today. Firstly, their cricketers turned
in another depressing performance to go down
to the mighty Australians. Secondly, the local Indian community indulged in
throwing trash on the field, contesting a close
run- out decision against Sourav Ganguly. Play, as it happens back home, was
held up for 17 minutes.