Border-Gavaskar Trophy - 4th Test

Australia v India

Australia won by 298 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150  | Overs 151-200

25.6

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, defended on the front foot

Australia 84/3   MJ Clarke 0* (1b)

27.1

Ashwin to Clarke, 2 runs, Clarke stays in his crease and drives the ball behind point

27.2

Ashwin to Clarke, FOUR, shot! Clarke moves forward to a flighted ball and drives along the ground towards Yadav's left at mid-off. The fielder should have stopped that but he dived over the ball and allowed a boundary

27.3

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, defended from the crease to the bowler

27.4

Ashwin to Clarke, 1 run, nudged off the back foot behind square

Australia 97/3   MJ Clarke 7* (5b 1x4)

28.1

Khan to Clarke, no run, defended back to the bowler off the front foot

28.2

Khan to Clarke, no run, good length ball angling into the right-hander from over the wicket, defended on the leg side

28.3

Khan to Clarke, no run, banged in short from round the wicket, Clarke ducks under it

28.4

Khan to Clarke, no run, fuller length outside off stump, Clarke strides forward and drives to cover

28.5

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

28.6

Khan to Clarke, 1 run, and Clarke moves forward to drive a full delivery towards mid-off, where Ishant moves and slides to his left to stop the ball

Australia 98/3   MJ Clarke 8* (11b 1x4)

29.1

Yadav to Clarke, 1 run, short of a length and a bit straight, worked off the pads behind square

29.3

Yadav to Clarke, no run, a good length delivery pitching outside off and moving into the right-hander, defended from the crease on the leg side

29.4

Yadav to Clarke, no run, short of a length delivery that climbs on Clarke, who watches it go past outside off stump

29.5

Yadav to Clarke, no run, driven off the front foot towards mid-off

29.6

Yadav to Clarke, no run, good length on a wicket-to-wicket line, Clarke stays on his crease and defends. There was some movement into the right-hander for Yadav.

Australia 100/3   MJ Clarke 9* (16b 1x4)

30.2

Khan to Clarke, no run, defended from the crease towards the bowler

30.3

Khan to Clarke, no run, Zaheer slants the ball into Clarke, who moves slightly forward and defends on the leg side

30.4

Khan to Clarke, no run, good length but the line is outside off stump and the ball doesn't angle in this time, Clarke lets it go

30.5

Khan to Clarke, 1 run, full ball and a bit straight, Clarke clips it towards wide mid-on where Tendulkar moves to his right and fields

Australia 102/3   MJ Clarke 10* (20b 1x4)

31.3

Yadav to Clarke, no run, Yadav keeps it full and straight, Clarke stays in his crease and drives towards mid-on

31.4

Yadav to Clarke, FOUR, shot! Yadav pitches too short outside off stump, Clarke gets slightly on to the front foot and short-arm pulls the ball from outside off to the midwicket boundary. Controlled aggression.

31.5

Yadav to Clarke, 1 run, a fuller length, a better length. Clarke uses the movement into him to flick between square and midwicket

Australia 113/3   MJ Clarke 15* (23b 2x4)

32.1

Khan to Clarke, FOUR, Zaheer drifts on to the pads from round the wicket and Clarke times the flick well behind square. Yadav has to run from fine leg to his left and he fails to bend low enough to stop the ball. Lazy effort from a young Indian player.

32.2

Khan to Clarke, no run, Zaheer goes over the wicket to angle across the right-hander, Clarke defends on the off side

32.3

Khan to Clarke, no run, played from the crease towards midwicket

32.4

Khan to Clarke, no run, good leave, Clarke lets it go on bounce over the top of off stump as the ball angles across him

32.5

Khan to Clarke, no run, good length and straight, Clarke gets behind the line and defends

32.6

Khan to Clarke, no run, Zaheer pitches around off and takes the ball away from Clarke, who stays in his crease and lets it go

Australia 117/3   MJ Clarke 19* (29b 3x4)

33.3

Yadav to Clarke, no run, that's possibly the first slower ball of the day, it beats Clarke outside off stump and doesn't carry to the 'keeper

33.4

Yadav to Clarke, 1 run, strays on to the pads this time, allowing Clarke to take a single with an easy clip towards midwicket

Australia 123/3   MJ Clarke 20* (31b 3x4)

34.6

Khan to Clarke, no run, Clarke tries to play a full ball on leg and middle towards the on side but gets an outside edge towards the off

Australia 127/3   MJ Clarke 20* (32b 3x4)

35.4

Yadav to Clarke, 1 run, length ball on the pads, Clarke brings up the 50 partnership with a clip through square

35.6

Yadav to Clarke, 1 run, short of a length but down leg side, Clarke glances the ball off his body and gives Saha some running to do. I'd be surprised if Yadav's spell doesn't end now

Australia 136/3   MJ Clarke 22* (34b 3x4)

36.1

Khan to Clarke, no run, Zaheer goes round the wicket and angles the ball into Clarke, who plays it with a straight bat past the bowler

36.2

Khan to Clarke, no run, defended on the back foot towards the bowler

36.3

Khan to Clarke, no run, good length around off stump, Clarke stays in his crease and defends on the off side

36.4

Khan to Clarke, 2 runs, Zaheer angles the ball sharply into Clarke, who moves forward and across to work the ball through midwicket

36.5

Khan to Clarke, 1 run, Zaheer changes the angle to across the right-hander from over the wicket and bowls a slightly slower ball. Clarke pushes forward and gets an outside edge that falls well short of Laxman, who is the lone man in the cordon, standing at a wide slip. He ball deflects off his leg and Saha has to chase

Australia 139/3   MJ Clarke 25* (39b 3x4)

37.1

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, bowled flat through the air on off stump, defended on the front foot

37.2

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, Clarke goes back to a quicker ball and defends from in front of his stumps

37.3

Ashwin to Clarke, 1 run, tossed up delivery and Clarke comes out of his crease to push towards the fielder who is deep at mid-on

Australia 140/3   MJ Clarke 26* (42b 3x4)

38.1

Khan to Clarke, no run, good length delivery angling across the right-hander, Clarke shoulders arms

38.2

Khan to Clarke, no run, good length ball outside off, Clarke lets it go past again

38.3

Khan to Clarke, no run, good length on a straighter line, Clarke moves a little forward and defends towards midwicket

38.4

Khan to Clarke, no run, that's a bit wide outside off stump, Clarke lets it go through to Saha

38.5

Khan to Clarke, FOUR, poor line, on the pads, Clarke helps it along to the fine-leg boundary with a wristy leg-glance

38.6

Khan to Clarke, no run, a full ball outside off stump, Clarke reaches for it and hits it into the ground and towards Gambhir at point

Australia 144/3   MJ Clarke 30* (48b 4x4)

39.4

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, tossed up on off stump, Clarke moves forward and drives to mid-off

39.5

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, bowled quicker on middle this time, Clarke plays the ball towards midwicket

39.6

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

Australia 145/3   MJ Clarke 30* (51b 4x4)

40.4

Sharma to Clarke, no run, short of a length outside off stump, left alone once again

40.5

Sharma to Clarke, FOUR, a full ball with some swing into the right-hander, Clarke strides forward and plays a fluent cover drive through the gap, Ashwin has no chance

40.6

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

Australia 152/3   MJ Clarke 34* (54b 5x4)

42.1

Sharma to Clarke, no run, Clarke decides to leave the ball too late and the ball hits the middle of the bat as he begins to pull it away, it goes safely on the bounce to Laxman, who's the only slip fielder

42.2

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

42.3

Sharma to Clarke, no run, defended off the back foot towards point

42.4

Sharma to Clarke, no run, played from the crease towards cover, Ishant's keeping a consistent length around off stump

42.5

Sharma to Clarke, no run, Clarke moves forward and plays a length ball towards point

42.6

Sharma to Clarke, no run, short of a length outside off, Clarke cuts to Gambhir at point

Australia 154/3   MJ Clarke 34* (60b 5x4)

44.1

Sharma to Clarke, 1 run, length ball slanting into the pads, clipped towards square leg

44.5

Sharma to Clarke, FOUR, lucky for Clarke, he chases a very wide one, gets a thick edge and that flies between the keeper and slip fielder, who was at a second slip position, first slip would have gobbled that up

44.6

Sharma to Clarke, no run, just outside off, Clarke shoulders arms to that one

Australia 164/3   MJ Clarke 39* (63b 6x4)

45.2

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, defended to short leg

45.3

Ashwin to Clarke, 1 run, shuffles down the track, pushes the ball to mid-on, and shouts 'Yes, yes' to let Ponting know there's a quick single

45.5

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, defended from the crease to the off side

45.6

Ashwin to Clarke, 2 runs, guides it towards deep backward point to end the over

Australia 169/3   MJ Clarke 42* (67b 6x4)

47.1

Ashwin to Clarke, FOUR, a long hop and Clarke has dismissed it from his presence with a withering pull off the back foot to the midwicket boundary

47.2

Ashwin to Clarke, FOUR, this time Clarke steps out of his crease to a flighted ball and lofts it cleanly over mid-on, the boundaries here are huge so he gets to his half-century with a four

47.3

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

47.4

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, Clarke strides forward and defends towards the bowler

47.5

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, defended on the front foot to silly mid-on

47.6

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, Clarke defends on the off side from his crease, four dots after two boundaries

Australia 177/3   MJ Clarke 50* (73b 8x4)

48.3

Sharma to Clarke, no run, Clarke stays in his crease, gets behind the line of a length delivery, and defends with a straight bat

48.4

Sharma to Clarke, no run, a full ball angling into the right-hander, Clarke flicks off the pads but can't beat the fielder at short midwicket

48.5

Sharma to Clarke, no run, short of a length outside off stump

48.6

Sharma to Clarke, no run, the bouncer at 137 kph, Clarke begins to move across, then sways out of the way

Australia 178/3   MJ Clarke 50* (77b 8x4)

49.5

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, Clarke moves back and cuts the ball from in front of his stumps to point

49.6

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, defended back to the bowler from the crease

Australia 181/3   MJ Clarke 50* (79b 8x4)

50.5

Sharma to Clarke, no run, Clarke tries to cut a length ball just outside off and is beaten

50.6

Sharma to Clarke, no run, good length outside off, Clarke lets it go through to Saha

Australia 182/3   MJ Clarke 50* (81b 8x4)

51.2

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, defended on the front foot

51.3

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, played towards midwicket

51.4

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, quicker and straighter, defended on the back foot

51.5

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, Clarke steps out of his crease and defends

51.6

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, played off the back foot towards the fielder at silly mid on

Australia 183/3   MJ Clarke 50* (86b 8x4)

52.4

Sharma to Clarke, FOUR, shot! The ball was not that short but it was wide enough to cut and Clarke threaded it past the diving fielder at point, placed it superbly

52.5

Sharma to Clarke, no run, punched off the front foot towards mid-off

52.6

Sharma to Clarke, no run, Clarke moves forward to a length ball and plays on the off side

Australia 188/3   MJ Clarke 54* (89b 9x4)

54.2

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, tossed up into the blockhole, Clarke defends

54.3

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

54.4

Sehwag to Clarke, 1 run, driven off the front foot through extra cover

Australia 195/3   MJ Clarke 55* (92b 9x4)

55.1

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

55.2

Ashwin to Clarke, FOUR, shorter length, and Clarke goes back, makes room and cuts hard through the gap at cover point

55.3

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, flatter ball on middle stump, defended on the back foot to short leg

55.4

Ashwin to Clarke, FOUR, short length outside off stump again, Clarke brings up Australia's 200 by going back and slapping the ball through point, the length is poor from Ashwin

55.5

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, bowled on middle stump again, Clarke defends to the bowler

55.6

Ashwin to Clarke, FOUR, sublime, Clarke's taking Ashwin apart. He uses his feet nimbly, gets to the pitch of the ball outside off, and lofts it over the in field at cover

Australia 207/3   MJ Clarke 67* (98b 12x4)

56.5

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, defended on the back foot

56.6

Sehwag to Clarke, 1 run, Clarke drives to mid-off, where the fielder is a bit deep

Australia 211/3   MJ Clarke 68* (100b 12x4)

57.1

Kohli to Clarke, no run, played off the back foot towards the leg side

57.2

Kohli to Clarke, no run, good length at gentle pace, pushed on to the off side

57.3

Kohli to Clarke, no run, a full toss outside off stump, Clarke drives firmly towards cover where the fielder leaps to his right and brings the ball down, it's Rahane the sub, who's on the field for Dravid

57.4

Kohli to Clarke, no run, defended on the front foot

57.5

Kohli to Clarke, 3 runs, hang on, I think the Indians have appealed for Clarke obstructing the field as he went for a quick single. According to the new laws, a batsman can be given out for changing course during a run and blocking a throw. But Clarke wasn't changing course this time. He was running in a pretty straight line and just sliding his bat in. He wasn't even looking at the ball as Ashwin's throw from square leg bounced off his bat. A ridiculous appeal, a desperate appeal. Clarke takes runs for the ricochet off the bat. That's within the rules - to run for a ricochet - though in the spirit of cricket it's not usually done.

Australia 214/3   MJ Clarke 71* (105b 12x4)

58.1

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, played off the front foot back towards the bowler, Sehwag sticks his boot out to stop it

58.2

Sehwag to Clarke, SIX, he's cleared the straight boundary at the Adelaide Oval, which is no easy feat! He charged Sehwag, got to the pitch of the ball and swung hard, beginning the session with ominous intent

58.3

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

58.4

Sehwag to Clarke, 1 run, mid-on is now deep so Clarke taps it along the ground for a single

Australia 221/3   MJ Clarke 78* (109b 12x4 1x6)

59.1

Khan to Clarke, no run, good length in line with the stumps, defended from the crease on the off side

59.2

Khan to Clarke, no run, good length outside off stump, left alone by the batsman

59.3

Khan to Clarke, no run, length ball pitching in line with off and slanting away from the right-hander, Clarke lets it go

59.4

Khan to Clarke, 2 runs, Clarke jams down on a full ball and hits it into the ground, the bounce takes it over Zaheer, and Ashwin is far too slow to slide from mid-on and save runs

59.5

Khan to Clarke, 3 runs, full and straight, driven firmly past the bowler along the ground

Australia 226/3   MJ Clarke 83* (114b 12x4 1x6)

60.1

Sehwag to Clarke, 1 run, Clarke steps out of his crease and flicks the ball off his pads through midwicket

60.4

Sehwag to Clarke, 1 run, Clarke steps out to drive the ball towards mid-on, Sehwag moves to his right to try and field but bumps into Ponting

60.6

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, Clarke goes right back and defends

Australia 232/3   MJ Clarke 85* (117b 12x4 1x6)

61.3

Khan to Clarke, 2 runs, the 150-run partnership is up, Clarke opens the face to steer the ball behind point, more work for Tendulkar

61.4

Khan to Clarke, no run, good length outside off stump, left alone by the batsman

61.5

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

61.6

Khan to Clarke, 2 runs, Clarke walks forward and into the drive between mid-off and extra cover, he middles the length ball, though he hasn't timed it well enough to go for four

Australia 237/3   MJ Clarke 89* (121b 12x4 1x6)

64.3

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, played off the pads towards square leg

64.4

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, tossed up from round the wicket, Clarke moves forward and blocks

64.5

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, Clarke steps out and plays the ball to Sehwag

64.6

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, he stays back this time and works the ball off his pads to square leg

Australia 248/3   MJ Clarke 89* (125b 12x4 1x6)

65.3

Yadav to Clarke, 1 run, too straight now, Clarke flicks the ball off his pads through square

Australia 252/3   MJ Clarke 90* (126b 12x4 1x6)

66.1

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, Clarke steps out and drives to the fielder at cover

66.2

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, defended on the back foot towards the leg side

66.3

Sehwag to Clarke, 1 run, Clarke stays in his crease and closes the face to play the ball from round the wicket towards square

Australia 257/3   MJ Clarke 91* (129b 12x4 1x6)

67.1

Yadav to Clarke, no run, splendid effort from Kohli, dives to his left at cover to stop a blistering drive from Clarke with one hand

67.2

Yadav to Clarke, 1 run, that's short and wide outside off stump, Clarke stands tall and cuts the ball through point, Tendulkar is on the boundary

67.4

Yadav to Clarke, FOUR, that's a long hop and Clarke slaps it off the front foot over midwicket for four more, terrible length on a flat pitch

67.5

Yadav to Clarke, FOUR, Clarke's got to his century as well, off goes the helmet and he kisses the crest. A wonderful, momentum-wresting innings from the captain. He got to his century by steering the ball to the third-man boundary

67.6

Yadav to Clarke, 4 leg byes, Yadav has produced a vicious delivery out of nowhere. He banged it in short at impressive speed and Clarke did not get out of the way, it clipped him on the helmet by the looks of it and went past the keeper to the boundary

Australia 271/3   MJ Clarke 100* (134b 14x4 1x6)

69.6

Yadav to Clarke, 1 run, a short ball to Clarke, who swivels and pulls along the ground in front of square

Australia 276/3   MJ Clarke 101* (135b 14x4 1x6)

70.1

Sharma to Clarke, FOUR, that's a poor line when both your catchers are close on the leg side. Short and wide outside off, Clarke flays at it and cuts to the boundary

70.2

Sharma to Clarke, no run, better line and length, straighter and swinging into the right-hander, Clarke gets an inside edge on to the pad

70.3

Sharma to Clarke, FOUR, short and wide again, Clarke helps himself to another four with a cut to the backward point boundary, these two have now added 200

70.4

Sharma to Clarke, no run, fuller and straighter, Clarke plays the ball on the leg side

70.5

Sharma to Clarke, no run, the ball comes into Clarke from a good length around off stump, he moves forward and pushes to one of those two fielders at short midwicket

70.6

Sharma to Clarke, no run, Ishant appeals for lbw after Clarke gets hit on the pad by one that pitches around off and jags into the right-hander, the impact was too high and the ball would have missed leg stump. Clarke was trying to work the ball towards square but missed

Australia 284/3   MJ Clarke 109* (141b 16x4 1x6)

73.1

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, the batsman steps out and plays the ball back to the bowler

73.2

Ashwin to Clarke, 1 run, worked off the pads through square leg for a single

73.5

Ashwin to Clarke, 3 runs, Clarke gives Tendulkar some running to do by steering the ball towards square third man, Tendulkar has to run from deep point

Australia 292/3   MJ Clarke 113* (144b 16x4 1x6)

74.1

Sharma to Clarke, 1 run, short of a length outside off, Clarke mis-times the cut towards point, bottom-edged it into the ground

Australia 293/3   MJ Clarke 114* (145b 16x4 1x6)

75.1

Ashwin to Clarke, FOUR, width outside off stump and Clarke collects four more with a whiplash of a cut through backward point

75.2

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, defended on the off side

75.3

Ashwin to Clarke, 1 run, Clarke moves back and cuts the ball from off stump in front of point

Australia 298/3   MJ Clarke 119* (148b 17x4 1x6)

76.1

Sehwag to Clarke, 1 run, defended on the front foot on the off side

76.5

Sehwag to Clarke, 1 run, Clarke and Ponting stroll a single after the ball is pushed to long-on

Australia 301/3   MJ Clarke 121* (150b 17x4 1x6)

78.1

Sehwag to Clarke, FOUR, this time Clarke goes over mid-off, lofting the ball inside out after stepping out of his crease and making room by moving towards leg

78.2

Sehwag to Clarke, 1 run, played off the pads through midwicket

Australia 311/3   MJ Clarke 126* (152b 18x4 1x6)

79.2

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, Clarke stays in his crease and defends to the bowler

79.3

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, defended on the back foot once again

79.4

Ashwin to Clarke, 1 run, worked off the pads through square leg, the line is too straight, but when he's on off, Clarke cuts him well

79.6

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, driven to cover off the front foot

Australia 315/3   MJ Clarke 127* (156b 18x4 1x6)

80.5

Sehwag to Clarke, 1 run, short ball and Clarke pulls towards deep backward square leg, where Zaheer fields

Australia 319/3   MJ Clarke 128* (157b 18x4 1x6)

81.1

Ashwin to Clarke, 2 runs, Clarke steps out to Ashwin and lofts him back over his head, Gambhir runs to his left from long-on to field

81.2

Ashwin to Clarke, 1 run, pushed off the front foot towards point for a single

Australia 322/3   MJ Clarke 131* (159b 18x4 1x6)

83.1

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

83.2

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

83.3

Ashwin to Clarke, no run

83.4

Ashwin to Clarke, 1 run, Clarke moves back again and nudges behind square for a single

Australia 324/3   MJ Clarke 132* (163b 18x4 1x6)

84.1

Khan to Clarke, no run, good length angling into the right-hander, Clarke plays towards midwicket

84.2

Khan to Clarke, 1 run, Clarke reaches for a length ball outside off and drives through point

Australia 325/3   MJ Clarke 133* (165b 18x4 1x6)

85.1

Sharma to Clarke, no run, length ball outside off stump, punched off the back foot towards cover

85.2

Sharma to Clarke, no run, fullish delivery outside off stump, Clarke drives off the front foot to mid-off

85.3

Sharma to Clarke, FOUR, dropped! Despair on the faces of Indian players as Laxman lunges to his right with one hand but can't hold on. Clarke drove away from his body at a length ball and edged it. The ball flew quickly to Laxman's right and it was quite wide of him as well. He dived, got a hand to it, but the ball went off it to the boundary. Difficult chance, and one that is harder to take when the intensity in the field has been so low.

85.4

Sharma to Clarke, no run, full ball driven firmly towards the bowler who gets a hand on it

85.5

Sharma to Clarke, no run, defended on the off side

85.6

Sharma to Clarke, no run, good length delivery angling into the right-hander, Clarke gets behind the line and blocks

Australia 329/3   MJ Clarke 137* (171b 19x4 1x6)

86.2

Khan to Clarke, no run, defended on the back foot towards the bowler

86.3

Khan to Clarke, no run, down leg side and Clarke misses the glance

86.4

Khan to Clarke, no run, edged again but it does not carry! Clarke poked tentatively as the ball angled across him and Saha dived full length to catch the ball in front of first slip. It had bounced well short of the glove though. A fine take from the keeper.

86.5

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

86.6

Khan to Clarke, 1 run, short of a length outside off, Clarke plays it to third man with an open face

Australia 331/3   MJ Clarke 138* (176b 19x4 1x6)

87.1

Sharma to Clarke, no run, length ball outside off stump, Clarke lets it go through to Saha

87.2

Sharma to Clarke, no run, full length on off and middle, played back to the bowler from the crease

87.3

Sharma to Clarke, no run, good length outside off, Clarke stays in his crease and tries to drive on the off side but gets beaten

87.4

Sharma to Clarke, no run, short ball outside off, Clarke sways out of the way as it climbs past him

87.5

Sharma to Clarke, no run, defended on the front foot on the off side

87.6

Sharma to Clarke, no run, Clarke stays in his crease and pushes a full ball towards mid-on

Australia 331/3   MJ Clarke 138* (182b 19x4 1x6)

88.4

Khan to Clarke, no run, full ball outside off, driven off the front foot towards mid-off

88.5

Khan to Clarke, 1 run, played off the back foot with an open face behind point

Australia 333/3   MJ Clarke 139* (184b 19x4 1x6)

89.1

Sharma to Clarke, no run, length ball outside off, Clarke tries to force it through the off side but bottom edges it into the ground, maybe tried to hit that a bit too hard

89.2

Sharma to Clarke, no run, good length outside off at 142 kph, Clarke lets it go

89.3

Sharma to Clarke, 1 run, length delivery outside off, Clarke brings up the 250-run partnership with a steer to point

89.6

Sharma to Clarke, no run, a loud shout of "No," from Clarke who plays a solid forward defence towards mid-off to end a superb day for his team

Australia 335/3   MJ Clarke 140* (188b 19x4 1x6)

91.1

Sharma to Clarke, no run, starts off with a good delivery that comes back in from outside off stump, pitched around short of a length, Clarke lets it go

91.2

Sharma to Clarke, FOUR, that will be the first four of the day, Ishant tries to go fuller, but ends up pitching it on leg stump, with all that angle, Clarke just needs to send it on its way in front of square leg

91.3

Sharma to Clarke, 3 runs, solid! boy, that was as solid as they come, Ishant pitching on a good length, nowhere close to driving length, but Clarke motions forward as if it is a half volley and pings the gap between extra cover and mid off

Australia 344/3   MJ Clarke 147* (191b 20x4 1x6)

92.1

Khan to Clarke, no run, tries to drive off the front foot but ends up hitting the angled ball off the inner half of the blade back to Zaheer

92.2

Khan to Clarke, FOUR, wider, fuller, and Clarke will get to 150 with a busy little front foot stride and a crisp cover drive, raises his bat to the applause

92.3

Khan to Clarke, no run, slightly closer and on a good length too, so he leaves

92.4

Khan to Clarke, no run, similar delivery, a touch fuller maybe, he cover the line of off and lets it go

92.5

Khan to Clarke, no run, mistimes the front foot drive again, this time towards mid off, immediately goes 'wait'

92.6

Khan to Clarke, no run, gets front leg across and pushes the length delivery with a straight bat towards mid on, nothing happening with the ball for India, absolute dead-flat pitch this at the moment

Australia 352/3   MJ Clarke 151* (197b 21x4 1x6)

94.1

Khan to Clarke, no run, carries gently across the right hander from a length, he lets it go

94.2

Khan to Clarke, no run, this one held its line a shade, but it pitched around off and he could let it go with the angle

94.3

Khan to Clarke, no run, good length on middle this time, Clarke pushes it down the track

94.4

Khan to Clarke, FOUR, shot! he gets the length for the drive, pitched up from Zaheer around off, Clarke gets the front foot out and goes through with the drive, sending the ball racing past Ponting

94.5

Khan to Clarke, no run, shifts the length back a little, and Clarke moves across to block

94.6

Khan to Clarke, no run, pushed away towards extra cover firmly, the ball is coming on neatly

Australia 356/3   MJ Clarke 155* (203b 22x4 1x6)

96.3

Khan to Clarke, 1 run, runs flowing in a flood at the moment, Clarke gets forward to a widish one and slaps it wide of extra cover, mid off tidies up

Australia 371/3   MJ Clarke 156* (204b 22x4 1x6)

97.1

Yadav to Clarke, no run, back of a length outside off, punched solidly to extra cover

97.2

Yadav to Clarke, 3 runs, he pitches it up towards the stumps, and Clarke takes a step out and lifts him without fuss in the air and down the ground, some stroke, that

97.4

Yadav to Clarke, no run, Umesh gets it right this time, pitches on a good length just outside off, pushed away towards extra cover

97.5

Yadav to Clarke, no run, rare play and miss from Clarke, Umesh bowled it fuller for the drive, Clarke looked to smack him out of the ground, but missed

97.6

Yadav to Clarke, 3 leg byes, and he wastes a couple of decent deliveries with one full on the pads, helped fine past the keeper

Australia 378/3   MJ Clarke 159* (209b 22x4 1x6)

98.1

Khan to Clarke, 3 runs, more runs, Clarke has been driving superbly all morning, and goes past extra cover, Ishant puts in an awkward slide near the rope to haul it back in, bangs his knee into the turf

98.5

Khan to Clarke, 1 run, calmly guides the length ball with the angle towards cover for one

Australia 383/3   MJ Clarke 163* (211b 22x4 1x6)

99.1

Yadav to Clarke, no run, back of a length ball defended tightly from the crease

99.2

Yadav to Clarke, no run, digs it in short of a length again, played towards mid on

99.3

Yadav to Clarke, 1 run, some away movement for Yadav as he pitches it up wide and slow outside off, Clarke reaches out and pats it away to deep point to bring up the 300 stand between him and Ponting, 300, wow

Australia 384/3   MJ Clarke 164* (214b 22x4 1x6)

100.1

Khan to Clarke, no run, goes for the cut to one that does not afford him the required width and misses

100.2

Khan to Clarke, no run, shortish delivery loops off the thigh pad on the leg side, Ponting wants the run, Clarke sends him back

100.3

Khan to Clarke, no run, goes for the fullish one on middle, Clarke adjusts to push it softly to short cover

100.4

Khan to Clarke, no run, still fuller, and a touch slower, on leg stump, patted away towards midwicket

100.5

Khan to Clarke, 1 run, just back of a length, and he is able to work for the single to deep square

Australia 385/3   MJ Clarke 165* (219b 22x4 1x6)

101.3

Yadav to Clarke, 2 runs, and out of nowhere, he produces a brute, lucky for Clarke that he survives, short of a length and in to the body, around chest height, got too quickly on to him, Clarke manages to fend, and the ball loops off the outside edge over gully

101.4

Yadav to Clarke, FOUR, another short ball dug in, and Clarke is hurried again, manages to get enough on an awkward pull to send it towards fine leg

101.5

Yadav to Clarke, no run, the pitched up ball to follow up, he is right on top as he drives to mid off

101.6

Yadav to Clarke, no run, intent in this over from Umesh, backed up by pace, as he rushes Clarke with another short ball, he lets it go through to the keeper in the end

Australia 395/3   MJ Clarke 171* (223b 23x4 1x6)

102.4

Ashwin to Clarke, 1 run, mid on is deep, the single is on, and Clarke takes it with a firm straight push

Australia 397/3   MJ Clarke 172* (224b 23x4 1x6)

103.1

Yadav to Clarke, 2 runs, another solid drive off the front foot, extra cover takes the pace off it with a dive

103.2

Yadav to Clarke, no run, length ball nudged on the leg side

103.3

Yadav to Clarke, no run, beats him for the second time this morning with a pitched up ball, Clarke goes for another big drive, and is beaten, decent pace

103.4

Yadav to Clarke, no run, pushed towards mid on

103.5

Yadav to Clarke, 1 run, the 400 is up as he drops a shortish one towards cover for a single

Australia 400/3   MJ Clarke 175* (229b 23x4 1x6)

104.1

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, turned to short leg

104.2

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, comes out of the crease as he sees some flight, but smothers it in the end as it dips on him

104.3

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, tossed up quicker and turning in, defended off the front foot

104.4

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, almost chopped on, sees the shortish length and looks to cut hard, but it hurries in, wasn't far from the stumps

104.5

Ashwin to Clarke, 2 runs, short from outside off and cut away to deep point

104.6

Ashwin to Clarke, 2 runs, shorter still and easily cut away off the back foot as he makes room

Australia 404/3   MJ Clarke 179* (235b 23x4 1x6)

107.1

Ashwin to Clarke, 3 runs, outside edge, flies past slip, clarke not fully forward to a quick offbreak

107.3

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, bounces from a good length, he defends it on the leg side

107.4

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, skips down the track and works it away with a flourish, Sehwag saves runs with a dive at midwicket

107.5

Ashwin to Clarke, 1 run, full one driven away to sweeper cover

Australia 412/3   MJ Clarke 183* (239b 23x4 1x6)

109.1

Ashwin to Clarke, FOUR, takes on the flighted ball, skips out and hammers it to the deep extra cover boundary

109.2

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, comes down the track again, Ashwin shortens it, and he nudges to short leg

109.3

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, pats back a tossed up full ball to the bowler

109.4

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, plays out a length ball turning in, towards midwicket

109.5

Ashwin to Clarke, 1 run, turning in from a good length, but slowly, and he has time to go back, make room and cut it away

Australia 426/3   MJ Clarke 188* (244b 24x4 1x6)

110.1

Sharma to Clarke, no run, defended on the off side

110.2

Sharma to Clarke, 1 run, flicked off the pads to deep square leg

110.6

Sharma to Clarke, no run, defends one angled in on a fuller length

Australia 428/3   MJ Clarke 189* (247b 24x4 1x6)

111.2

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, down the track and pushes a full delivery back to the bowler

111.3

Ashwin to Clarke, 1 run, turns in but too short, and is cut away to sweeper cover

111.6

Ashwin to Clarke, FOUR, carrom ball, but way too short, easily slapped away through backward point

Australia 441/3   MJ Clarke 194* (250b 25x4 1x6)

112.2

Sharma to Clarke, 1 run, off the inside edge towards midwicket as Clarke tries to drive off the front foot

112.5

Sharma to Clarke, 1 run, moves to four short of a double hundred with a push towards deep point

Australia 447/3   MJ Clarke 196* (252b 25x4 1x6)

113.1

Ashwin to Clarke, 2 runs, thick edge that earns him two as point is deep

113.2

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, moves across and defends back to Ashwin

113.3

Ashwin to Clarke, 2 runs, clipped through midwicket for another two and captain Michael Clarke continues to prosper, another double hundred, warm applause from the crowd, a raise of the bat from a pumped up Clarke, an embrace from his former captain, and he is back to business in his stance

113.4

Ashwin to Clarke, FOUR, celebrates the milestone with a superb stroke, takes on the flighted ball, gets front leg out of the way as he slips out and opens the face a shade to time the ball through extra cover, brilliant, just brilliant

113.5

Ashwin to Clarke, 1 run, pushed towards deep mid on off the front foot

Australia 456/3   MJ Clarke 205* (257b 26x4 1x6)

114.3

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, gets across to the pitch of one floated across and drives, but a dive at extra cover saves a few runs

114.4

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, pushed down the track

114.5

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, gets him to come out of the crease with more flight, not in control of the drive as he hits it straight to extra cover

114.6

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, flighted on leg, defended off the front foot

Australia 458/3   MJ Clarke 205* (261b 26x4 1x6)

115.2

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, full one whipped off the pads to midwicket

115.3

Ashwin to Clarke, 1 run, way outside leg stump, nudged softly in front of square

Australia 460/3   MJ Clarke 206* (263b 26x4 1x6)

116.1

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, withdraws from the big slog sweep and adjusts to slap this one to midwicket

116.2

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, pulled towards square leg

116.3

Sehwag to Clarke, 1 run, down the track to the flighted one for one to long on

Australia 461/3   MJ Clarke 207* (266b 26x4 1x6)

117.3

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, worked towards midwicket

117.4

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, whipped to square leg off the pad

117.5

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, full on leg stump, clipped to midwicket

117.6

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, flighted even more a foot outside leg, he comes out but misses the nudge, fortunately for him it bounds off the pad past leg slip

Australia 463/3   MJ Clarke 207* (270b 26x4 1x6)

118.4

Sehwag to Clarke, 2 runs, thick edge behind point as he comes down the track and pushes hard at a length ball

118.5

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, tossed up on middle, defended down the pitch

118.6

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, angles it across as he tosses it up, smothered off the front foot

Australia 466/3   MJ Clarke 209* (273b 26x4 1x6)

119.2

Ashwin to Clarke, 1 run, whips a tossed up delivery down to long on

Australia 468/3   MJ Clarke 210* (274b 26x4 1x6)

120.3

Yadav to Clarke, OUT, bowled 'em, India have a wicket at last, Clarke gone right after lunch, Umesh bends it in with the angle, it moves in after pitching on a length, past Clarke's push, brushes the pad and disturbs the bails, Clarke walks off to a standing ovation, he's put Australia on top, they were 84 for 3 when he came out to bat, seems a millennium ago

MJ Clarke b Yadav 210 (380m 275b 26x4 1x6) SR: 76.36

Australia 470/4   MJ Clarke 210 (275b 26x4 1x6)
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