Border-Gavaskar Trophy - 3rd Test

Australia v India

Australia won by an innings and 37 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

10.1

Starc to Gambhir, no run, he starts with a 138.2 kph delivery, a length ball on the pads, defended towards short leg

10.2

Starc to Gambhir, no run, snakes away after pitching outside off, Gambhir shoulders arms

10.3

Starc to Gambhir, no run, Starc getting the ball to move away after pitching outside off, Gambhir defends towards gully

10.4

Starc to Gambhir, no run, much closer to off stump, a touch short as well, Gambhir tips the ball square on the off side and wants a single, Dravid declines

10.5

Starc to Gambhir, no run, lovely delivery from Starc, pitched up and moving away, Gambhir doesn't move his feet much as he looks to drive through the off, he's beaten

10.6

Starc to Gambhir, FOUR, the first boundary of the match comes up, Gambhir loves playing the cut, he throws his bat at this one, it flies wide of slips and towards third man. That was nearly six, landed on the half-volley just inside the ropes

India 18/1   MA Starc 1-0-4-0

12.1

Starc to Dravid, no run, goodish length outside off, a fair amount of width and Dravid doesn't hesitate when deciding to leave

12.2

Starc to Dravid, 2 byes, way down the leg side and swinging down further, Haddin dived full length and got his gloves to it, a couple more, given byes

12.3

Starc to Dravid, no run, pitching it full outside off and it's swinging in, leaves it alone

12.4

Starc to Dravid, no run, big appeal for lbw, that swung in quite a bit and looked close, pitching on a good length on middle and Dravid was a little surprised by the movement, tried to close the face but couldn't do it in time, struck on the pads but it would have just missed leg

12.5

Starc to Dravid, no run, darts back in, short of a good length, strikes him high on the pads this time

12.6

Starc to Dravid, no run, superb fielding at short leg, pitched up on the pads and Dravid turns it away, excellent reflexes at short leg and it's flipped back towards the stumps at the striker's end where Dravid was out of the crease, would have been close had that hit as Dravid had to dive back in

India 25/1   MA Starc 2-1-4-0

14.1

Starc to Gambhir, 2 runs, pitched up by Starc, outside off. Gambhir drives that towards cover, not the most well-timed of strokes

14.2

Starc to Gambhir, no run, sprays this full and wide down the leg side, 140 kph

14.3

Starc to Gambhir, 2 runs, full ball on middle and leg, outside edge as Gambhir pushes at that, the ball trickles towards cover

14.4

Starc to Gambhir, no run, full and just outside off, defended by Gambhir from the crease

14.5

Starc to Gambhir, no run, shortish and angling down the leg side, easy for Gambhir to leave that, it was more of a test for Haddin who has to throw himself to his right to collect that

14.6

Starc to Gambhir, no run, too far outside off to worry Gambhir, Strac needs to get his lines right here

India 36/2   MA Starc 3-1-8-0

28.1

Starc to Laxman, 1 run, on the pads and that is clipped towards midwicket for a single

28.2

Starc to Kohli, no run, Kohli beaten all ends up, Starc gets the ball to swing in and then jag away, that was a beauty from Starc, Kohli should be happy to have survived that, his bat was nowhere near the ball as he looked to play that

28.3

Starc to Kohli, 1 run, no dramatic movement this time, a length ball on the stumps, Kohli gets forward and works the ball to midwicket

28.4

Starc to Laxman, no run, full and outside off, Laxman watches it through to the keeper

28.5

Starc to Laxman, no run, inside edged by Laxman on to the pads, seams in towards Laxman after pitching

28.6

Starc to Laxman, no run, well outside off, easy leave for Laxman

India 75/4   MA Starc 4-1-10-0

30.1

Starc to Kohli, no run, Kohli drives and misses, a fuller wide delivery, Kohli is beaten as he chases that one, looking to punch on the up

30.2

Starc to Kohli, no run, leaves that on the height, it was pretty close to off stump but the bounce is predictable here, Kohli knew it would go over the stumps

30.3

Starc to Kohli, no run, on off stump, Kohli defends solidly, keeping bat and pad close together as he keeps that out

30.4

Starc to Kohli, no run, slides this down the leg side, Starc getting the ball to nip in to the right-hander this time, just a little bit, Kohli is struck on the pads as he looks to work it to the leg side

30.5

Starc to Kohli, 1 run, short of length ball, Kohli gets on the back foot and drops the ball to the off side, takes a quick single, not sure Laxman is too fond of those

30.6

Starc to Laxman, no run, outside off, Laxman raises the bat over his head as he lets it through

India 77/4   MA Starc 5-1-11-0

32.1

Starc to Laxman, no run, short of length ball on off stump, worked off the back foot towards gully

32.2

Starc to Laxman, no run, full ball on middle, punched towards mid-on by Laxman

32.3

Starc to Laxman, no run, just outside off, shapes that back in outside off, Laxman leaves

32.4

Starc to Laxman, no run, length ball just outside off, a mistimed drive towards mid-off

32.5

Starc to Laxman, no run, well outside off, Laxman happy to let that go through to the keeper

32.6

Starc to Laxman, no run, Starc again getting that inswing, crucial for left-armer bowling over the wicket, worries Laxman who is struck on the thigh pad as looks to work that to the leg side

India 77/4   MA Starc 6-2-11-0

34.1

Starc to Kohli, no run, Starc has been impressive in this spell, shapes it in towards the pads once more, Kohli beaten by the movement, off the pads to the leg side

34.2

Starc to Kohli, 1 run, moves across towards off stump, and clips the ball down towards fine leg

34.3

Starc to Laxman, no run, full ball outside off, Laxman gets half-forward and drives crisply towards mid-off, not wide enough of the fielder

34.4

Starc to Laxman, no run, short of length ball on off stump, Laxman gets deep in the crease as he blocks it to the off side

34.5

Starc to Laxman, 3 runs, a shortish ball that Laxman swats uppishly, wide of square leg though, and the fielder there has a very long chase to stop that one

34.6

Starc to Kohli, no run, swings down the leg side, Kohli again shifts towards the off stump and tries to guide the ball behind square leg, misses

India 88/4   MA Starc 7-2-15-0

42.1

Starc to Laxman, no run, Starc's bck for another spell, starts with one slipping down the leg side, Laxman looks to whip it to square leg, struck on the thigh pad

42.2

Starc to Laxman, no run, whistling down leg once more, Laxman moves across and lets it through

42.3

Starc to Laxman, no run, Starc still getting the ball to jag in, cramps Laxman with a ball pitching on off stump, defended from the crease to the off side

42.4

Starc to Laxman, no run, the movement takes the ball on to the pads, clipped towards midwicket by Laxman

42.5

Starc to Laxman, 1 run, Laxman survives another tricky moment, an inside-edge to a fullish delivery, trickles behind square leg

42.6

Starc to Kohli, FOUR, overpitched and on the pads, that half-volley is punished by Kohli, nicely struck to the square leg boundary

India 104/4   MA Starc 8-2-20-0

44.1

Starc to Kohli, FOUR, length ball swinging in towards the pads, nicely played by Kohli, gets well forward and uses his wrists to steer that towards the square leg boundary

44.2

Starc to Kohli, no run, sprays this well outside off, left alone

44.3

Starc to Kohli, no run, short of length ball curling in towards middle, defended down the track

44.4

Starc to Kohli, no run, this one doesn't come back, goes straight on, Kohli leaves it to the keeper

44.5

Starc to Kohli, 1 wide, short ball that sails high over the batsman's head, rightly called a wide, some boos from the crowd at that decision

44.5

Starc to Kohli, 2 runs, length ball on the pads, flicked towards deep midwicket, batsmen push themselves to take two

44.6

Starc to Kohli, no run, Kohli is beaten as he looks to drive, every so often just as the Indian batsmen seem to be looking solid, there's a delivery like this, swings in and goes through bat and pad as Kohli tried to punch through the off side, sails past the off stump

India 111/4   MA Starc 9-2-27-0

46.1

Starc to Kohli, no run, another nervy moment for Kohli, he was looking to leave that ball which was angling across, hits low on the blade as he is late to lift the bat, the ball dribbles towards gully

46.2

Starc to Kohli, 1 run, shortish ball on off stump, stands tall and pushes to the off side for a quick single

46.3

Starc to Laxman, FOUR, a shortish ball on leg stump, Laxman pulls and plays well, doesn't bother to keep it down, no fielder at deep backward square leg, picks up four

46.4

Starc to Laxman, FOUR, another four, but not too convincing this time, Starc gets the outside edge as Laxman played with soft hands outside off, outside edge sends it past second slip for four

46.5

Starc to Laxman, no run, good delivery from Starc, nipping in towards off stump, blocked from the crease

46.6

Starc to Laxman, no run, beauty from Starc to end the over, 141kph, Laxman is rooted to the crease as he tries to keep out that full ball just outside off, beaten

India 124/4   MA Starc 10-2-36-0

56.1

Starc to Vinay Kumar, OUT, Starc doesn't take too long to make an impact this session, first ball wicket for him, that one swings in towards the pad, no doubt about that one, Vinay's first Test innings is a short one, cue more "where's Ashwin?" mails

R Vinay Kumar lbw b Starc 5 (14m 4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 125.00

56.2

Starc to Khan, no run, fasten your seatbelts, this could be a bit of fun, Zaheer backs away and hammers his first delivery towards point

56.3

Starc to Khan, no run, that ball was heading for the middle of middle, Zaheer had got his front leg out of the way and punched it back towards the bowler

56.4

Starc to Khan, no run, again clears the front foot, the intention is to go for a huge hit every ball, this time he controls himself and taps the ball down the pitch

56.5

Starc to Khan, no run, full and swinging towards off stump, Zaheer is backing away every ball, has got bat on ball each time so far, if he had missed any, the stumps would be shattered

56.6

Starc to Khan, no run, a full toss outside off, Zaheer seems to have got an outside edge, bounces through to the keeper

India 152/7   MA Starc 11-3-36-1

58.1

Starc to Khan, no run, length ball slanting in towards the pad, would have gone down the leg side

58.2

Starc to Khan, 1 run, Zaheer continues to be in swing-at-everything, this time his mow sends the ball towards midwicket for a single

58.3

Starc to Sharma, 2 runs, crisply driven by Ishant, that was a full ball just outside off, punched through covers for two

58.4

Starc to Sharma, no run, ooh, Starc getting that ball to arc back still, shortish ball heads towards off and jags back, Ishant bravely lets it go, it comes back more than he expects, the bounce takes it over middle stump

58.5

Starc to Sharma, no run, another leave, and again the ball bounces over the stumps

58.6

Starc to Sharma, no run, a good bouncer to end the over, 138.3kph, Ishant sways out of the line of that one, instead of standing up and defending, the leg gully was put in place for this delivery

India 157/8   MA Starc 12-3-39-1

60.1

Starc to Sharma, no run, Starc's incutters proving troublesome for the tailenders, Ishant is cramped up by that one as it sails over the stumps

60.2

Starc to Sharma, OUT, that didn't take long at all, less than hour an half after tea, the tail keels over, Ishant nicks a short of length ball to the keeper, at least India managed 191 in Sydney, this time it's only 161

I Sharma c †Haddin b Starc 3 (13m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 37.50

India 161/10   MA Starc 12.2-3-39-2
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Series Results
Australia v India at Adelaide - Jan 24-28, 2012
Australia won by 298 runs
Australia v India at Perth - Jan 13-15, 2012
Australia won by an innings and 37 runs
Australia v India at Sydney - Jan 3-6, 2012
Australia won by an innings and 68 runs
Australia v India at Melbourne - Dec 26-29, 2011
Australia won by 122 runs
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Jan 15, 2012

David Warner relaxes in the dressing-room after the Perth Test, Australia v India, 3rd Test, Perth, 3rd day, January 15, 2012

David Warner relaxes in the dressing-room after the Perth Test

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Jan 15, 2012

It pours for David Warner in a jubilant Australia dressing room, Australia v India, 3rd Test, Perth, 3rd day, January 15, 2012

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