India tour of Australia, 4th Test: Australia v India at Adelaide, Jan 24-28, 2012
Australia won by 298 runs
Played at Adelaide Oval
24,25,26,27,28 January 2012 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150
  • Overs 151-200
11.1

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, Ponting moves forward and pushes the ball past the man at silly point

11.2

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, Ponting goes back and defends on the leg side

11.3

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, Ponting moves back and tries to push the ball on the off side, the ball holds its line and goes straight on, beating the outside edge

11.4

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, this time there's some turn into the right-hander and Ponting defends on the back foot

11.5

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, Ponting moves forward and drives a fuller ball towards mid-off

11.6

Ashwin to Ponting, 3 runs, sightly shorter and Ponting gets into position quickly and cuts behind point

Australia 34/2   RT Ponting 3* (6b)
12.1

Sharma to Ponting, no run, good length delivery but the line is outside off stump, Ponting moves forward and across before shouldering arms

12.2

Sharma to Ponting, no run, Ishant pitches on a good length outside off and brings it into Ponting, who once again moves forward and across and lets it go

12.3

Sharma to Ponting, no run, good length once again outside off stump, no movement into the right-hander this time, Ponting leaves again

12.4

Sharma to Ponting, no run, short ball outside off stump, Ponting lets it go, and after the ball passes him it begins to move sharply, forcing Saha to leap to his left to collect

12.5

Sharma to Ponting, 1 run, a full ball to follow, Ponting is up for it and plays a crisp cover drive, Zaheer is at cover and he does well to stop it, but not well enough to prevent the single

Australia 35/2   RT Ponting 4* (11b)
13.1

Yadav to Ponting, no run, Ponting chooses to stay in his crease to one that is a bit full to stay back to and defends on the leg side

13.2

Yadav to Ponting, 3 runs, that's in the air but through the gap! Ponting moved across to a full ball angling into him and clipped it off his pads, he checked his shot and placed it between midwicket and mid-on

13.4

Yadav to Ponting, no run, full length and straight, played towards mid-on

13.5

Yadav to Ponting, no run, that's beaten Ponting for pace. Yadav delivers at 143 kph on a wicket to wicket line, the ball moves into Ponting who stays back and is hit on the thigh

13.6

Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, and Ponting responds with a superb straight drive, punching the full ball past the bowler and all the way across the long Adelaide Oval boundary. Splendid shot.

Australia 43/2   RT Ponting 11* (16b 1x4)
14.2

Sharma to Ponting, no run, good length around off stump, Ponting stays in his crease, moves a little across and defends

14.3

Sharma to Ponting, no run, good length but the line is too wide outside off, Ponting lets it go

14.4

Sharma to Ponting, no run, good length outside off once again, Ponting lets it go once again, this time the bounce dies as the ball reaches the keeper

14.5

Sharma to Ponting, no run, Ponting moves forward and defends the incoming delivery towards cover point

14.6

Sharma to Ponting, no run, Ponting strides forward and plays a scorching cover drive to a full ball but can't beat the fielder at cover. The players will take a drinks break.

Australia 44/2   RT Ponting 11* (21b 1x4)
15.6

Yadav to Ponting, 1 run, that short ball is at 146 kph and Ponting was hurried as he tried to pull, he made contact but the shot was not timed well towards square leg

Australia 46/2   RT Ponting 12* (22b 1x4)
16.1

Sharma to Ponting, no run, left alone outside off stump

16.2

Sharma to Ponting, 1 run, Ponting is slightly cramped for room by one that jags in off a good length but he manages to play it towards midwicket and steal another quick single

16.4

Sharma to Ponting, no run, a fuller length, a good length, pitching outside off and moving into Ponting, who strides forward and across to shoulder arms

16.5

Sharma to Ponting, no run, Ponting lets a good length ball go again outside off, this time moving back and across in his crease

16.6

Sharma to Ponting, no run, Ponting is hit on the thigh by a short of a length ball that moves into the right-hander, Ponting moved across his crease and was hurried by the pace

Australia 48/2   RT Ponting 13* (27b 1x4)
17.3

Yadav to Ponting, no run, a short ball outside off at 145 kph, Ponting turned his head away from the ball as he tried to pull, the line was too far outside off to make contact

17.4

Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, poor follow-up ball, on the pads on a fuller length, Ponting plays the glance to the fine-leg boundary

17.5

Yadav to Ponting, no run, defended from the crease on the off side

17.6

Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, edged and four! Ponting pushes at the ball that comes into him from the crease and edges it wide of the fielder at second slip

Australia 57/2   RT Ponting 21* (31b 3x4)
18.2

Sharma to Ponting, no run, Ishant jags the ball back in after pitching short of a length outside off, Ponting gets an inside edge on to the thigh

18.3

Sharma to Ponting, no run, Ponting gets on to the front foot to play a fuller ball towards cover point

18.4

Sharma to Ponting, no run, short of a length outside off, Ponting punches firmly from his crease but Kohli moves to his right at point and fields

18.5

Sharma to Ponting, no run, good length delivery outside off, Ponting lets it go off the back foot

18.6

Sharma to Ponting, no run, Ponting gets an inside edge into the ground as he tries to defend on the front foot

Australia 58/2   RT Ponting 21* (36b 3x4)
19.2

Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, short ball, this time it's too short and Ponting's dealt with it. He moves back, gets into position, and pulls it through midwicket with power

19.3

Yadav to Ponting, no run, defended on the off side on the back foot

19.4

Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, shot! Yadav pitches short of a length and wide outside off, Ponting waits in his crease and plays a terrific square drive in front of point, hit that with plenty of punch

19.5

Yadav to Ponting, 1 run, short again and Ponting swivels and pulls to deep square leg, there's a fielder there

Australia 68/2   RT Ponting 30* (40b 5x4)
21.1

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, off-stump line, Ponting moves forward and defends

21.2

Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, that's a bit short, Ponting goes back and pulls to deep square leg

Australia 76/2   RT Ponting 31* (42b 5x4)
22.1

Sharma to Ponting, no run, a full delivery angling into the right-hander, Ponting moves forward and drives to the fielder at short midwicket

22.2

Sharma to Ponting, no run, good length around off stump, Ponting moves forward and defends on the off side

22.3

Sharma to Ponting, no run, Ponting moves forward to push a fuller ball from off stump towards the off side

22.4

Sharma to Ponting, no run, that one pitched short of a length outside off stump and cut back into Ponting, who tried to play from his crease and was cut in half

22.5

Sharma to Ponting, no run, good length outside off stump, Ponting strides forward, covers his off stump, and shoulders arms

22.6

Sharma to Ponting, no run, full length on off stump, Ponting moves forward and plays the ball with a straight bat, it beats the bowler but doesn't beat mid-on running to his left

Australia 76/2   RT Ponting 31* (48b 5x4)
23.2

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, Ponting moves forward but then has to wait for the slower ball to reach him before defending

23.3

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, played a little more forcefully off the front foot towards the bowler

23.4

Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, that's hit with a lot of power. Ponting moved forward, got down on one knee and swept it to the deep midwicket boundary. No body moved in the field. the partnership is now 50.

23.5

Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, played to point for a single

Australia 82/2   RT Ponting 36* (52b 6x4)
24.1

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, played off the front foot towards midwicket

24.2

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, defended on the off side

24.3

Sehwag to Ponting, 1 run, driven past the bowler, Sehwag gets a hand on it but can't stop it cleanly

24.5

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, Ponting strides forward and defends on the off side

24.6

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, Ponting plays the ball off the front foot towards cover

Australia 84/2   RT Ponting 37* (57b 6x4)
26.1

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, played off the back foot on the leg side

26.2

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, Ponting moves forward and defends

26.3

Sehwag to Ponting, FOUR, tossed up and Ponting meets it on the front foot after skipping down the pitch. He drives with power through the gap at midwicket. Zaheer gets close to the ball after running to his left on the boundary but decides not to dive

26.4

Sehwag to Ponting, 2 runs, Ponting moves back and cuts the ball from off stump through cover point, Tendulkar gives chase

26.5

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, defended on the leg side

26.6

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, defended on the back foot towards the bowler

Australia 90/3   RT Ponting 43* (63b 7x4)
27.5

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, bowled on of and middle stump, Ponting stays in his crease and plays on the leg side

27.6

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, defended on the front foot towards the bowler, looks like we'll get one more over before the lunch break

Australia 97/3   RT Ponting 43* (65b 7x4)
29.2

Yadav to Ponting, 1 run, full ball on the pads, Ponting flicks through the empty midwicket region to the fielder at deep midwcket

Australia 100/3   RT Ponting 44* (66b 7x4)
30.1

Khan to Ponting, 1 run, Ponting plays the ball with the angle into him from round the wicket towards midwicket

30.6

Khan to Ponting, 3 runs, too full outside off stump, Ponting leans forward and drives the ball along the ground through cover, Ashwin has to chase

Australia 105/3   RT Ponting 48* (68b 7x4)
31.1

Yadav to Ponting, 2 runs, a full ball in the blockhole, Ponting is quick to bring his bat down and squeeze the ball behind square, he gets to his half-century in quick time. He's looked fluent and played some aggressive shots.

31.2

Yadav to Ponting, 1 run, Ponting jumps back and works the ball on the leg side

31.6

Yadav to Ponting, no run, short of a length and straight, Ponting gets behind the line on the back foot and defends

Australia 113/3   RT Ponting 51* (71b 7x4)
33.1

Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, a full ball on off stump, it's there to be driven and Ponting does that, moving forward and driving through the line, placing the ball between the bowler and mid-off

33.2

Yadav to Ponting, 1 run, now it's short, and Ponting rocks back and pulls towards the fielder at deep square leg

33.5

Yadav to Ponting, no run, short of a length and straight, Ponting stays in his crease and plays the ball confidently towards point

33.6

Yadav to Ponting, 1 run, Pontng gets up on his toes to ride the bounce and guides a short of a length ball through backward point

Australia 124/3   RT Ponting 57* (75b 8x4)
34.1

Khan to Ponting, no run, good length from Zaheer, pitching just outside off and moving further away from over the wicket. Ponting strides forward and lets the ball go

34.2

Khan to Ponting, no run, similar ball, and Ponting shoulders arms once again

34.3

Khan to Ponting, no run, straighter line, Ponting moves forward and pushes the ball past the bowler towards mid-off, he wants one but Clarke says no

34.4

Khan to Ponting, no run, Ponting strides forward and defends a good length ball fluently towards mid-off

34.5

Khan to Ponting, 3 runs, fuller length and Ponting pushes firmly past the bowler once again. Ishant moves to his right and takes pace off the ball with a tumbling effort. A good try I suppose, but a more agile man would have stopped it

Australia 127/3   RT Ponting 60* (80b 8x4)
35.1

Yadav to Ponting, 5 wides, that's a wild delivery. A high bouncer and far down leg side, Saha had no chance. Terrible ball and Yadav continues to lose it after lunch.

35.1

Yadav to Ponting, no run, a slightly slower ball, fuller and straighter. Ponting moves across and defends on the leg side

35.2

Yadav to Ponting, no run, another short ball, Ponting resists the urge to hook. No slips in place now. Two men out on the leg side for the hook.

35.3

Yadav to Ponting, 1 run, short of a length outside off, Ponting stays on the back foot and drives the ball to deep point

35.5

Yadav to Ponting, 1 run, short ball and Ponting swivels to pull the ball past the man at square leg towards the fielder in the deep

Australia 135/3   RT Ponting 62* (84b 8x4)
36.6

Khan to Ponting, no run, played back towards the bowler off the front foot

Australia 139/3   RT Ponting 62* (85b 8x4)
37.4

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, Ponting stays in his crease and defend son the off side

37.5

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, Ponting strides forward and defends on the off side

37.6

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, Ponting stays back this time and blocks a straight delivery

Australia 140/3   RT Ponting 62* (88b 8x4)
39.1

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, Ponting moves forward and defends with bat close to pad

39.2

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, Ponting moves forward again and plays towards mid-on

39.3

Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, Ponting drives the ball from in line with his stumps towards mid-on

Australia 145/3   RT Ponting 63* (91b 8x4)
40.1

Sharma to Ponting, 2 runs, For someone who bowled a tight spell in the first session, Ishant begins with a shocker. So short and so wide outside off stump. Ponting cuts, but the ball was so wide it hit the bottom of his bat and went in front of point

40.2

Sharma to Ponting, no run, better line and length, closer to off, left alone by the batsman

40.3

Sharma to Ponting, 1 run, casual, sloppy and despicable fielding. Ponting drives the ball towards cover, Ashwin moves to his left and makes a feeble one-handed attempt to bend and stop the ball.

Australia 148/3   RT Ponting 66* (94b 8x4)
41.1

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, defended on the back foot towards the bowler

41.2

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, full and straight, Ponting goes back and drives back to the bowler

41.3

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, tossed up outside off stump, Ponting lets it go

41.4

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, defended on the back foot towards the leg side

41.5

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, played back to the bowler once again

41.6

Ashwin to Ponting, 2 runs, shorter length outside off stump, Ponting goes back and cuts, Tendulkar dives to his right at point and gets some hand on the ball as it goes past. Ashwin, the bowler, will do well to display similar commitment in the field

Australia 154/3   RT Ponting 68* (100b 8x4)
43.1

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, length ball heading for the leg stump, defended to the leg side

43.2

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, once more keeps it on a length, defended from the crease

43.3

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, probing away around off, forward defensive

43.4

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, on middle and leg, Ponting blocks off the back foot

43.5

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, tossed up and that is pushed towards mid-on

43.6

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, a maiden after drinks, the last ball of the over is patted towards short midwicket

Australia 154/3   RT Ponting 68* (106b 8x4)
44.2

Sharma to Ponting, no run, overpitched ball around off stump, pushed towards cover off the front foot

44.3

Sharma to Ponting, FOUR, shouts of 'Catch' as Ponting punches that on the up, there was plenty of width for Ponting to chop it off the front foot in front of point, glorious hit that

44.4

Sharma to Ponting, 1 run, slides it towards the pads once more, helped along towards deep square leg

Australia 160/3   RT Ponting 73* (109b 9x4)
45.1

Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, length ball on the pads, worked in front of square leg

45.4

Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, the soduku ball, pitching outside leg stump, helped towards square leg

Australia 167/3   RT Ponting 75* (111b 9x4)
46.1

Sharma to Ponting, no run, short of a length outside off stump, Ponting tries to cut but it's too far away

46.2

Sharma to Ponting, no run, full ball on off stump, driven to mid-off on the front foot

46.3

Sharma to Ponting, no run, played off the front foot towards cover

46.4

Sharma to Ponting, no run, good length but the line is outside off, Ponting strides forward and shoulders arms

46.5

Sharma to Ponting, no run, loud appeal from Ishant as a full ball swings into Ponting and hits the pad, the back pad. The impact was a bit high, on the thigh in fact

46.6

Sharma to Ponting, no run, short of a length outside off, left alone by Ponting

Australia 169/3   RT Ponting 75* (117b 9x4)
48.1

Sharma to Ponting, no run, Ponting moves forward and tries to square drive, the ball moves into him off a good length and he gets a bottom edge into the ground towards point

48.2

Sharma to Ponting, 1 run, Ishant is now moving the ball into the right-hander, Ponting gets a bit of an inside edge towards the leg side while trying to defend on the front foot

Australia 178/3   RT Ponting 76* (119b 9x4)
49.1

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, Ponting steps out of his crease and drives back to the bowler, Ashwin fields and Clarke scampers back into the crease

49.2

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, defended from the crease on the leg side

49.3

Ashwin to Ponting, 2 runs, that's not that short but Ponting stays back and plays a short-arm paddle through square leg

49.4

Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, a risky single to Yadav at mid-on, Ponting had to sprint but Yadav was rather off balance as he threw and missed the stumps

Australia 181/3   RT Ponting 79* (123b 9x4)
50.1

Sharma to Ponting, no run, a full ball swings into Ponting, who strides forward and pushes into the off side

50.2

Sharma to Ponting, no run, Ponting moves forward and defends the swinging ball back to the bowler. There's definite movement into the right-hander

50.3

Sharma to Ponting, no run, Ponting moves slightly across to play the ball from middle stump towards midwicket

50.4

Sharma to Ponting, 1 run, dabbed towards backward point for a quick single, a tight run, well stolen. Gambhir couldn't hit the stumps after running to his left from point

Australia 182/3   RT Ponting 80* (127b 9x4)
51.1

Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, Ponting gets to 13,000 Test runs by sweeping Ashwin to deep square leg. Only Tendulkar and Dravid have gone past this mark before him

Australia 183/3   RT Ponting 81* (128b 9x4)
52.1

Sharma to Ponting, no run, superb take from Saha, diving to his left to collect a full and wide ball down leg side

52.2

Sharma to Ponting, no run, full ball on middle stump, driven from the crease towards mid-on

52.3

Sharma to Ponting, 1 run, full ball outside off stump, Ponting lunges forward and drives through extra cover to bring up the 100 partnership

Australia 184/3   RT Ponting 82* (131b 9x4)
53.1

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, defended on the back foot

53.2

Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, he doesn't stay back this time, instead Ponting steps out of his crease, gets to the pitch of the ball and lofts it straight over the bowler's head

53.3

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, Ponting moves forward to defend on the off side

53.4

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, pushed off the front foot towards short midwicket

53.5

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, an appeal for lbw, but Ponting had a long stride forward and got an inside edge as well while defending

53.6

Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, played off the pads towards fine leg

Australia 193/3   RT Ponting 87* (137b 10x4)
54.1

Sehwag to Ponting, 1 run, Sehwag comes into the attack and bowls a full toss outside off stump, played towards mid-off on the front foot

54.5

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, defended on the front foot on the off side

54.6

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, blocked once again, towards the leg side

Australia 195/3   RT Ponting 88* (140b 10x4)
56.1

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, Ponting goes back and defends on the on side

56.2

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, Ponting uses his feet to move out of his crease and drives to mid-on, there's a direct hit at the bowler's end but the batsman is safe

56.3

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, defended on the leg side

56.4

Sehwag to Ponting, 3 runs, shot! Ponting steps out of his crease to get to the pitch of the ball and drive along the ground through the gap at cover. Ishant chases and manages to pull the ball in, just inside the boundary.

Australia 210/3   RT Ponting 91* (144b 10x4)
57.6

Kohli to Ponting, no run, played off the front foot towards mid-on, and it's time for tea

Australia 214/3   RT Ponting 91* (145b 10x4)
58.5

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, driven off the front foot to cover

58.6

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, defended on the front foot on the leg side

Australia 221/3   RT Ponting 91* (147b 10x4)
59.6

Khan to Ponting, no run, good length and straight, defended from the crease on the off side

Australia 226/3   RT Ponting 91* (148b 10x4)
60.2

Sehwag to Ponting, 2 runs, that's down leg side and Ponting paddles it around the corner

60.3

Sehwag to Ponting, 1 run, played to mid-off for a single

60.5

Sehwag to Ponting, 1 run, Sehwag bowls on leg stump from round the wicket, Ponting nudges through midwicket

Australia 232/3   RT Ponting 95* (151b 10x4)
61.1

Khan to Ponting, no run, good length outside off stump, Ponting's standing outside his crease and strides forward to defend towards cover

61.2

Khan to Ponting, 1 run, full ball wide outside off, Ponting reaches for it and plays the square drive in the air through point, there's a fielder in the deep

Australia 233/3   RT Ponting 96* (153b 10x4)
62.1

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, Ponting steps out of his crease and plays the ball towards Sehwag

62.2

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, defended on the front foot

62.3

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, Ponting moves forward and plays the ball to Sehwag once again

62.4

Sehwag to Ponting, 2 runs, short ball and Ponting goes back to paddle the ball towards deep backward square, he moves to 98

62.5

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, Ponting steps out and defends back to the bowler

62.6

Sehwag to Ponting, 1 run, Ponting moves forward and drives towards wide mid-off for a single, he'll keep the strike

Australia 240/3   RT Ponting 99* (159b 10x4)
63.1

Khan to Ponting, no run, full ball angling into the right-hander from round the wicket, Ponting drives fluently off the front foot but Zaheer bends down and stops the ball

63.2

Khan to Ponting, no run, the applause builds up as Zaheer approaches the crease, Ponting strides forward and defends a good length ball to the bowler

63.3

Khan to Ponting, no run, good length outside off stump, Ponting moves forward and drives to the fielder at point, the Indians are in the circle saving the single now, no deep point

63.4

Khan to Ponting, 2 leg byes, Ponting runs as the ball goes behind square but he isn't celebrating because he knows it's gone off his thigh pad, Zaheer angled the ball into the right-hander and Ponting missed the glance

63.5

Khan to Ponting, FOUR, this time he celebrates! With a swing of the bat and a double fist pump. He's thrilled with century no. 41. He gets there by cutting a length ball through the gap between point and gully. The pressure he was under at the start of the series seems far, far away now.

63.6

Khan to Ponting, 1 run, pushed off the front foot towards point for a single

Australia 247/3   RT Ponting 104* (165b 11x4)
64.1

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, defended on the front foot back to the bowler

64.2

Sehwag to Ponting, 1 run, played towards square leg for a single

Australia 248/3   RT Ponting 105* (167b 11x4)
65.1

Yadav to Ponting, 2 runs, he begins with a full toss outside of stump, which Ponting drives through cover

65.2

Yadav to Ponting, 1 run, lots of width outside off and the batsman uses it to square drive through point

65.4

Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, that is brilliant, Ponting has waited for the length ball outside off, stayed low in his crease, and opened the face late to guide the ball between gully and point

65.5

Yadav to Ponting, no run, this is quicker outside off stump, Ponting tries to drive on the up but the length isn't right for the shot, he gets beaten. There are no slips.

65.6

Yadav to Ponting, no run, good length outside off, left alone by the batsman

Australia 256/3   RT Ponting 112* (172b 12x4)
66.4

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, defended on the on side

66.5

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, Ponting moves forward and blocks towards midwicket

66.6

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, driven on the front foot towards mid-off

Australia 257/3   RT Ponting 112* (175b 12x4)
67.3

Yadav to Ponting, 1 run, short of a length on middle and leg, Ponting pulls towards deep backward square where Ishant fumbles, tumbles and then hobbles after throwing the ball back to the keeper, he held his hamstring briefly.

Australia 259/3   RT Ponting 113* (176b 12x4)
68.1

Sehwag to Ponting, 2 runs, leg-stump line and Ponting paddles it towards fine leg

68.2

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, Ponting strides forward and defends on the off side

68.3

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, defended back to the bowler from the crease

68.4

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, played off the back foot on the leg side

68.5

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, tossed up outside off stump, Ponting uses the width to drive to cover

68.6

Sehwag to Ponting, 1 run, driven to long-on for a single to end the over

Australia 274/3   RT Ponting 116* (182b 12x4)
69.1

Yadav to Ponting, no run, played towards mid-on

69.2

Yadav to Ponting, no run, short of a length outside off stump, Ponting moves back and punches to the fielder at cover

69.3

Yadav to Ponting, no run, defended on the back foot towards point

69.4

Yadav to Ponting, no run, short of a length outside off stump, Ponting moves back and across to play towards cover

69.5

Yadav to Ponting, 1 run, a full and fast delivery, Ponting stayed in his crease and tried to force it on the leg side, he gets a thick inside edge behind square

Australia 275/3   RT Ponting 117* (187b 12x4)
71.1

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, defended on the back foot

71.2

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, left alone outside off stump

71.3

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, Ponting tries to force the ball on the off side but mis-times it

71.4

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, tossed up outside off, Ponting reaches for it on the front foot and drives to cover

71.5

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, straighter line on middle stump, Ponting moves across his crease and nudges to the leg side

71.6

Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, too straight this time, Ponting works the ball through square leg

Australia 285/3   RT Ponting 118* (193b 12x4)
72.1

Sharma to Ponting, no run, Ishant pitches on a length and moves the ball into Ponting, who moves across his crease and defends

72.2

Sharma to Ponting, no run, good length but the line is outside off, Ponting strides forward to cover his off stump and shoulders arms

72.3

Sharma to Ponting, no run, Ponting moves forward to defend a good length ball that angles towards off stump

72.4

Sharma to Ponting, no run, length ball wide outside off, Ponting lets it go

72.5

Sharma to Ponting, 2 runs, a full ball on the pads, clipped towards deep square leg

72.6

Sharma to Ponting, no run, good length ball outside off, left alone by the batsman. Time for a drinks break.

Australia 287/3   RT Ponting 120* (199b 12x4)
73.3

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, Ponting moves forward and defends towards the bowler

73.4

Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, tossed up outside off stump, Ponting reaches for the ball and drags it toward wide long-on with a slog-sweep

73.6

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, defended back to the bowler

Australia 292/3   RT Ponting 121* (202b 12x4)
74.2

Sharma to Ponting, no run, good length outside off stump, Ponting plays the ball towards point

74.3

Sharma to Ponting, no run, Ishant angles a good length ball into Ponting, who stays in his crease and plays towards midwicket

74.4

Sharma to Ponting, no run, good length but the line is wide outside off, Ponting shoulders arms

74.5

Sharma to Ponting, no run, length ball outside off, Ponting plays the cover drive but can't pierce the infield

74.6

Sharma to Ponting, no run, good length outside off stump, punched to cover

Australia 293/3   RT Ponting 121* (207b 12x4)
75.4

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, defended on the front foot on the off side

75.5

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, Ponting moves back and defends on the leg side

75.6

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, Ponting gets behind the line and blocks

Australia 298/3   RT Ponting 121* (210b 12x4)
76.2

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, defended on the leg side from the crease

76.3

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, played back to the bowler off the back foot

76.4

Sehwag to Ponting, 1 run, Ponting steps out and drives to long on to take Australia to 300

76.6

Sehwag to Ponting, 1 run, short ball down leg side, Ponting goes back and pulls to deep backward square leg

Australia 302/3   RT Ponting 123* (214b 12x4)
77.1

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, driven past the bowler towards mid-off

77.2

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, tossed up outside off stump, driven towards cover

77.3

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, tossed up on off and middle, driven back to the bowler

77.4

Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, tossed up outside off, Ponting takes Ashwin on and lofts through the line, clearing the fielder at mid-off and timing the ball well enough to reach the boundary

77.5

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, pushed to mid-off on the front foot

77.6

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, pushed off the back foot towards cover

Australia 306/3   RT Ponting 127* (220b 13x4)
78.3

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, Ponting defends on the leg side

78.4

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, defended on the back foot towards the off side

78.5

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, played back to the bowler on the front foot

78.6

Sehwag to Ponting, 1 run, played through midwicket for a single to end the over

Australia 312/3   RT Ponting 128* (224b 13x4)
79.1

Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, played off the back foot through square leg

79.5

Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, tossed up outside off stump, driven to mid-off for a single

Australia 315/3   RT Ponting 130* (226b 13x4)
80.1

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, defended on the front foot to the bowler, who's operating from round the wicket

80.2

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, defended on the leg side

80.3

Sehwag to Ponting, 2 runs, Ponting goes back and hits the ball through cover point

80.4

Sehwag to Ponting, 1 run, played to long on for a single

80.6

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, defended back to the bowler

Australia 319/3   RT Ponting 133* (231b 13x4)
81.3

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, defended on the off side off the front foot

81.4

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, worked off the pads towards midwicket

81.5

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, pushed off the back foot towards point

81.6

Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, the line is straight and the batsman works it off his pads to deep square leg

Australia 323/3   RT Ponting 134* (235b 13x4)
82.1

Khan to Ponting, no run, strays down leg side and Saha dives to his left to collect

82.2

Khan to Ponting, no run, pushed off the front foot to mid-on

82.3

Khan to Ponting, no run, good length angling into the right-hander from round the wicket, defended on the off side

82.4

Khan to Ponting, no run, Ponting strides forward and shoulders arms to one outside off stump

82.5

Khan to Ponting, no run, defended on the off side

82.6

Khan to Ponting, no run, Ponting lets a wide ball go outside off stump

Australia 323/3   RT Ponting 134* (241b 13x4)
83.5

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, blocked on the front foot towards the bowler

83.6

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, Saha moves nimbly down leg side to collect one from Ashwin that spins down leg

Australia 324/3   RT Ponting 134* (243b 13x4)
84.3

Khan to Ponting, no run, Ponting moves across his stumps to cover for the swing into him and defends on the off side

84.4

Khan to Ponting, no run, Zaheer bowls a full toss at thigh high from over the wicket, Ponting safely plays it on the leg side

84.5

Khan to Ponting, no run, Ponting strides forward and defends a good length ball towards cover

84.6

Khan to Ponting, no run, Ponting strides forward and shoulders arms to let the ball go outside off

Australia 325/3   RT Ponting 134* (247b 13x4)
86.1

Khan to Ponting, 1 run

Australia 330/3   RT Ponting 135* (248b 13x4)
88.1

Khan to Ponting, no run, pitches on a good length around off and slants away, Ponting strides forward and shoulders arms

88.2

Khan to Ponting, no run, defended on the front foot on the off side

88.3

Khan to Ponting, 1 run, defended on the front foot towards midwicket

88.6

Khan to Ponting, no run, left alone safely outside off stump ... only one more over left in the day.

Australia 333/3   RT Ponting 136* (252b 13x4)
89.4

Sharma to Ponting, no run, short ball outside off, Ponting drops his wrists and lets it pass

89.5

Sharma to Ponting, 1 run, a full ball on the pads, Ponting flicks through midwicket ...

Australia 335/3   RT Ponting 137* (254b 13x4)
90.1

Khan to Ponting, no run, gentle length ball that darts across the right-hander who lets it go harmlessly

90.2

Khan to Ponting, no run, good delivery, holding its line on middle and leg from a length, he gets bat around the front pad and nudges on the leg side

90.3

Khan to Ponting, no run, this one carries on across Ponting about a foot outside off, left alone with that flourish

90.4

Khan to Ponting, no run, another one that holds its line on middle stump, Ponting is coming forward and has to adjust to push it down the pitch

90.5

Khan to Ponting, no run, he is alternating between the ones that angle across and the ones that come in, this one is the former, left alone

90.6

Khan to Ponting, 2 runs, tries to end with one coming in, it is a touch fuller though and is taken for runs through midwicket with a neat clip

Australia 337/3   RT Ponting 139* (260b 13x4)
91.4

Sharma to Ponting, no run, some movement away from the right-hander, but too late, almost as the ball reached the keeper, left alone

91.5

Sharma to Ponting, FOUR, that's the delivery, Ishant gets the outside edge, this is the unlucky Ishant though, the edge flies between slips and gully, he made Ponting come forward, and the ball held its line from a good length to take the edge

91.6

Sharma to Ponting, no run, and then he digs it in short, and Ponting lays into the pull, hits it straight to square leg

Australia 348/3   RT Ponting 143* (263b 14x4)
93.1

Sharma to Ponting, no run, bounce for Ishant but a touch wide outside off, and it is left alone

93.2

Sharma to Ponting, no run, motions well forward and smothers the pitched up ball towards cover

93.3

Sharma to Ponting, no run, solidly forward again and pushes firmly to extra cover

93.4

Sharma to Ponting, no run, well bowled, angles it in fuller, Ponting is slightly opened up as he runs it towards cover

93.5

Sharma to Ponting, no run, banged in short, but some way outside off stump, it sits up and loops towards the keeper, Ponting lets it go

93.6

Sharma to Ponting, no run, coming in a tad from a good length, but starts far enough outside off to be left alone

Australia 352/3   RT Ponting 143* (269b 14x4)
95.1

Sharma to Ponting, FOUR, crack! he pulls, he pulls from a mile outside off stump, Ishant digs it in too short and Ponting sends it on its way through midwicket off the middle of the bat

95.2

Sharma to Ponting, no run, shortish again, but straighter and he lets it go

95.3

Sharma to Ponting, no run, gets the stride forward and drives the pitched up delivery to mid off

95.4

Sharma to Ponting, no run, too wide, way too wide outside the off stump

95.5

Sharma to Ponting, FOUR, gets better and better for Ponting, Ishant gives him the full delivery just around off and Ponting gets to a warmly applauded 150 with the perfect straight drive past the non-striker's stumps

95.6

Sharma to Ponting, 1 run, slapped away to sweeper cover for a single

Australia 365/3   RT Ponting 152* (275b 16x4)
96.1

Khan to Ponting, FOUR, short, down the leg side, and Ponting helps him to another four, swivelling and helping it down to fine leg

96.2

Khan to Ponting, 1 run, pitched up, and has him tentatively stabbing it square on the leg side

96.4

Khan to Ponting, no run, angles it in from a good length, left alone

96.5

Khan to Ponting, no run, decent line, coming in with the angle and wasn't far from off stump as Ponting shouldered arms

96.6

Khan to Ponting, no run, a tad shorter and wider outside off stump, he leaves it alone again

Australia 371/3   RT Ponting 157* (280b 17x4)
97.3

Yadav to Ponting, 1 run, towards the pads from short of a length and nudged square

Australia 375/3   RT Ponting 158* (281b 17x4)
98.2

Khan to Ponting, no run, left alone outside off

98.3

Khan to Ponting, no run, gets far across to defend this length ball coming in with the angle, hit on the pad

98.4

Khan to Ponting, 1 run, short ball angled in, pulled neatly down to fine leg

98.6

Khan to Ponting, no run, half an appeal for caught behind as he comes well forward to one coming in from around the stumps, the ball whizzes between bat and pad, seemed to brush the latter

Australia 383/3   RT Ponting 159* (285b 17x4)
99.4

Yadav to Ponting, no run

99.5

Yadav to Ponting, no run, length ball left alone as it goes straight three feet outside off

99.6

Yadav to Ponting, no run, fuller delivery on the stumps, well played in the end, as he pushes it down the track

Australia 384/3   RT Ponting 159* (288b 17x4)
100.6

Khan to Ponting, 1 run, no square leg, and Ponting is able to go back and nudge towards that region for another single

Australia 386/3   RT Ponting 160* (289b 17x4)
101.1

Yadav to Ponting, no run, good delivery, comes in just around off from a good length, Ponting is moving across and adjusts to stab it away

101.2

Yadav to Ponting, 3 runs, in the air, but right in the gap between midwicket and mid on, full on Ponting's pads and he flicks it elegantly, not holding back on the shot at all, which is why it went in the air

Australia 389/3   RT Ponting 163* (291b 17x4)
102.1

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, tossed up slowly, turned softly to midwicket

102.2

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, length ball, not much turn, some bounce though, punched to midwicket

102.3

Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, slowly turns in from a length, pushed towards cover for one

102.5

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, appeal for caught behind down the leg side, full delivery turning down leg, Saha moves to his right and takes it neatly as Ponting misses, went off the pad

102.6

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, full ball pushed down the track

Australia 397/3   RT Ponting 164* (296b 17x4)
103.6

Yadav to Ponting, no run, defended off the front foot and that is another hour in the series to Australia as drinks come on

Australia 400/3   RT Ponting 164* (297b 17x4)
105.1

Yadav to Ponting, no run, reaches forward to a very low full toss, the ball rolls to mid on

105.2

Yadav to Ponting, no run, turns a full delivery off the pad towards midwicket

105.3

Yadav to Ponting, no run, slower one at 122.5 kph, that sits up from back of a length wide outside off and dies on its way to Saha

105.4

Yadav to Ponting, no run, much better delivery, closer to off stump, on a good length, he takes a step across and lets it go

105.5

Yadav to Ponting, no run, beaten on the cut by one that keeps low outside off, Ponting was through with the shot but the ball did not bounce as much as he expected and he ended up hopping in the air as he tried to belatedly adjust, hmm, that won't be good news for India

105.6

Yadav to Ponting, 1 run, guides this one down to deep point

Australia 405/3   RT Ponting 165* (303b 17x4)
106.1

Sharma to Ponting, 2 runs, another one that does not bounce as much outside off, this time he adjusts to guide it through point

106.2

Sharma to Ponting, no run, defends a back of a length ball

106.3

Sharma to Ponting, no run, goes to cut a very wide one, underedge goes on a couple of bounces to Saha, it came back in off the seam

106.4

Sharma to Ponting, no run, this time he is watchful enough to go across and outside off and pat away a widish one on the off side

106.5

Sharma to Ponting, no run, defends a length ball tightly, bat and pad together

106.6

Sharma to Ponting, no run, way too wide outside off, they haven't strung a decent over together, mistimes it off the bottom end of the bat as he goes after it

Australia 407/3   RT Ponting 167* (309b 17x4)
107.2

Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, slowish length ball turning in, worked square on the leg side

107.6

Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, tossed up on the pads, turned past a diving short leg

Australia 413/3   RT Ponting 169* (311b 17x4)
108.1

Sharma to Ponting, no run, gets across to a back of a length ball that is angled in, and drops it towards point

108.2

Sharma to Ponting, FOUR, smack! he has been a touch wary of going for the full-blooded cut after some deliveries did not get up much, this one sat up from a length, and Ponting just slapped it without too much of a followthrough past extra cover

108.3

Sharma to Ponting, no run, misses the flick off a helpful full delivery angled on the pads

108.4

Sharma to Ponting, no run, full and slightly straighter on middle, pushed with a straight bat to mid on

108.5

Sharma to Ponting, no run, tries to angle it in from wide of the crease, it sits up from a length and is defended easily

108.6

Sharma to Ponting, FOUR, no hanging back on the cut this time, Ponting stays in the crease to a short of a length ball, wide outside off, and takes it for four with a cracking stroke, Gautam can't stop it with a big dive on the boundary

Australia 421/3   RT Ponting 177* (317b 19x4)
109.6

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, pushed away on the leg side

Australia 426/3   RT Ponting 177* (318b 19x4)
110.3

Sharma to Ponting, no run, fine delivery, moves away after being angled in from short of a length, beating Ponting who has a push inside the line

110.4

Sharma to Ponting, no run, emphatic comeback from Ponting, comes forward and pings extra cover with a superbly timed drive

110.5

Sharma to Ponting, 1 run, they take on mid off with a quick single, and do so quite comfortably as he loses his balance after picking up the ball

Australia 428/3   RT Ponting 178* (321b 19x4)
111.1

Ashwin to Ponting, 3 runs, thick outside edge rushes past slip as Ponting tries to flay a length delivery from the crease

111.4

Ashwin to Ponting, FOUR, here comes Ponting, gets to the pitch of a flighted delivery and smacks it in the air, between the bowler and mid off

111.5

Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, and Ashwin fires it in on the pads next ball, ho hum, and is taken through square leg

Australia 437/3   RT Ponting 186* (324b 20x4)
112.1

Sharma to Ponting, 3 runs, dropped, well, even Ishant cannot say that he is unlucky now, straight in and straight out of his hands as Ponting pushes a pitched up ball in the air back at him

112.3

Sharma to Ponting, no run, shuffles and defends a good length ball angled in

112.4

Sharma to Ponting, 1 run, smoothly driven off the front foot wide of mid off as Ishant pitches it up outside off

112.6

Sharma to Ponting, no run, stays back, opens the face and finds gully with an open face

Australia 447/3   RT Ponting 190* (328b 20x4)
113.6

Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, another single to deep mid on, is there a contest on here, pinch me if there is

Australia 457/3   RT Ponting 191* (329b 20x4)
114.1

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, turned in front of square off the pad

114.2

Sehwag to Ponting, 1 run, down the track and pushes the full delivery to deep mid on

Australia 458/3   RT Ponting 192* (331b 20x4)
115.1

Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, nudged in front of square off the pad

115.4

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, smothers this one around middle off the front foot

115.5

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, defended tightly off the front foot again

115.6

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, more flight on this one, smothered solidly down the pitch

Australia 460/3   RT Ponting 193* (335b 20x4)
116.4

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, misses the work as this one turns down leg from a length

116.5

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, pushed back to the bowler

116.6

Sehwag to Ponting, 1 run, worked off the pads past leg slip who must be wondering what he is there for, hardly anything has come his way

Australia 462/3   RT Ponting 194* (338b 20x4)
117.1

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, pushes a tossed up ball back to the bowler

117.2

Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, pitching outside leg stump and helped away to deep backward square

Australia 463/3   RT Ponting 195* (340b 20x4)
118.1

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, smothered off the front foot without fuss, Ponting needs five more, two over for lunch at the most

118.2

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, pushed down the track

118.3

Sehwag to Ponting, 1 run, worked wide of long on, Ponting is satisfied with one

Australia 464/3   RT Ponting 196* (343b 20x4)
119.1

Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, down the track and nudges the length ball behind square leg

119.3

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, shuffles about in the crease but works straight to a scrambling square leg

119.4

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, smothered off the front foot down the track

119.5

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, gets well forward and defends quietly off the front foot

119.6

Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, pulled safely through square leg for one more and Ponting goes to lunch on 198

Australia 469/3   RT Ponting 198* (348b 20x4)
120.1

Yadav to Ponting, no run, starts off with one angled down the leg side, off the thigh pad to Saha

120.2

Yadav to Ponting, 1 run, moves forward and onto 199 with a single to deep point off a fuller and straighter one

Australia 470/3   RT Ponting 199* (350b 20x4)
121.1

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, almost carried to leg slip, was that off the bat

121.2

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, pats a tossed up ball down the track

121.3

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, nudges one on leg stump towards square leg

121.4

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, nudged towards one of the numerous men around square leg

121.5

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, floated across full, smothered off the front foot

121.6

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, plays out a quiet over, defends off the front foot

Australia 470/4   RT Ponting 199* (356b 20x4)
122.3

Yadav to Ponting, FOUR, smack! Ponting gets to his 6th Test double ton with a pull off the front foot in front of square leg to a short ball, lots of applause all around, Ponting soaks it in, he has deserved it completely

122.4

Yadav to Ponting, no run, defended down the track

122.5

Yadav to Ponting, 1 run, flicked off the pads, straight out of the late 90s Ponting, to deep square leg

Australia 476/4   RT Ponting 204* (359b 21x4)
123.1

Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, turns miles down leg from short of a length, helped away past leg slip

Australia 477/4   RT Ponting 205* (360b 21x4)
124.1

Yadav to Ponting, no run, pitched up ball pushed down the track

124.2

Yadav to Ponting, no run, back and across and solidly blocks a shortish one

124.3

Yadav to Ponting, no run, angles the bouncer in as Ponting ducks

124.4

Yadav to Ponting, no run, pushes a shortish one on the off side

124.5

Yadav to Ponting, no run, slower one but too far outside off to bother Ponting

124.6

Yadav to Ponting, no run, goes underneath another bouncer, too short to make the batsman do anything else

Australia 477/4   RT Ponting 205* (366b 21x4)
125.3

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, nudged towards square leg, harmless line on leg stump

125.4

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, full on middle now, defended off the front foot

125.5

Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, guided towards deep point for one

Australia 479/4   RT Ponting 206* (369b 21x4)
126.1

Yadav to Ponting, no run, some inswing for Umesh as he hurls it in full towards middle, pushed towards a diving midwicket

126.2

Yadav to Ponting, no run, moves forward to a length ball and pushes towards the bowler

126.3

Yadav to Ponting, no run, solid punch to extra cover off the back foot

126.4

Yadav to Ponting, no run, thinks about the pull for an instant but decides the ball is way too short for that shot and lets it go

126.5

Yadav to Ponting, no run, moves across and pushes back to the bowler

126.6

Yadav to Ponting, 1 run, another pull from Ponting, as this time the short ball is in his slot, there is deep midwicket in place

Australia 480/4   RT Ponting 207* (375b 21x4)
127.1

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, tossed up full on middle and leg, defended solidly

127.2

Ashwin to Ponting, 2 runs, doesn't quite get hold of the pull as he sees it dropped too short, ends up playing it in the air over midwicket

127.3

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, patted down the track off the back foot

127.4

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, Ponting tries the reverse paddle from outside leg stump, underedges it on to the boot

127.5

Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, shortish again, outside leg and helped down to deep backward square leg

Australia 483/4   RT Ponting 210* (380b 21x4)
128.1

Yadav to Ponting, no run, he is getting some inswing into the right-hander, comes in from a length, pushed off the front foot

128.2

Yadav to Ponting, no run, slightly shorter, forced down to mid on

128.3

Yadav to Ponting, 2 runs, stands back and punches through the off side to sweeper cover

128.4

Yadav to Ponting, no run, checks the punch off the back foot, the ball rolls towards extra cover

128.5

Yadav to Ponting, no run, inswinging yorker headed for middle and leg, Ponting jabs it away

128.6

Yadav to Ponting, 1 run, follows up with the short ball, Ponting is ready for it as he smashes the pull to deep midwicket

Australia 486/4   RT Ponting 213* (386b 21x4)
129.1

Ashwin to Ponting, 2 leg byes, loops off the pad over leg gully as he misses the pull off a short one

129.2

Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, works a shortish one past a clumsy dive from midwicket

Australia 489/4   RT Ponting 214* (388b 21x4)
130.3

Khan to Ponting, no run, comes forward and pushes with an open face to covers

130.4

Khan to Ponting, no run, slightly wider outside off and he takes a step out to let it go

130.5

Khan to Ponting, 1 run, drops it short and Ponting plays a crunching pull, swivelling on a leg as he goes through the shot, to Sachin at deep midwicket

Australia 494/4   RT Ponting 215* (391b 21x4)
131.1

Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, Ponting is dropped again, takeable high catch at midwicket as Ponting steps out and clips in the air, Laxman hops and parries it back in the air

131.5

Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, pushed down to long on

Australia 499/4   RT Ponting 217* (393b 21x4)
132.1

Khan to Ponting, 1 run, nicely forward to meet a pitched up ball angling across him, and gets the single to the right of mid off

132.4

Khan to Ponting, 1 run, Ponting slips as he completes the run after working one square off the pads, and they won't get the second

132.5

Khan to Ponting, no run, driven towards mid off

132.6

Khan to Ponting, no run, moves across and works a length ball towards midwicket

Australia 512/4   RT Ponting 219* (397b 21x4)
133.2

Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, belts a high full toss outside leg, just past the man at square leg

Australia 514/4   RT Ponting 220* (398b 21x4)
134.1

Khan to Ponting, no run, left alone with the angle a foot outside off

134.2

Khan to Ponting, no run, moves across and pushes to mid on

134.3

Khan to Ponting, 1 run, trying to bend it back in but sends it on to the pad and is flicked to fine leg

Australia 521/5   RT Ponting 221* (401b 21x4)
135.1

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, clips a tossed up ball on leg to midwicket

135.2

Ashwin to Ponting, 3 byes, these will be the first byes he has conceded, in the 136th over, tossed up outside leg and turning about three to four feet down leg, no chance for Saha

Australia 524/5   RT Ponting 221* (403b 21x4)
136.1

Khan to Ponting, OUT, the man lives and dies by the pull, taken by Tendulkar at deep midwicket, Zaheer pings it in short, Ponting does not hold back on the pull, gives it a good thwack, it flies high in the air but a leaping Tendulkar judged the take well in the deep, Clarke salutes his former captain off the ground with a standing ovation, as does the rest of the Adelaide Oval

RT Ponting c Tendulkar b Khan 221 (516m 404b 21x4 0x6) SR: 54.70

Australia 530/6   RT Ponting 221 (404b 21x4)
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  • Overs 101-150
  • Overs 151-200
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MATCH CENTRE

4s

6s

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    LHB

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Partnerships


Hours of play (local time) 10.30am start, Lunch 12.30-13.10, Tea 15.10-15.30, Close 17.30

Match Coverage


Day 5
Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
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