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
0.1

Harris to Gambhir, FOUR, starts with a wide full toss that is put away easily through point

0.2

Harris to Gambhir, no run, pushes a pitched up delivery back to the bowler

0.3

Harris to Gambhir, no run, digs out a full delivery towards point

0.4

Harris to Gambhir, 3 runs, gets another low full toss that he leans into and eases through extra cover

0.5

Harris to Sehwag, 1 run, pushed off the front foot towards covers

0.6

Harris to Gambhir, no run, lets a bouncing delivery angle past him outside off, no swing so far

India 8/0   RJ Harris 1-0-8-0
2.1

Harris to Sehwag, no run, well down the leg side from a good length

2.2

Harris to Sehwag, FOUR, pitches full outside off and Sehwag sends it on its way through extra cover with a typical on-the-up slap

2.3

Harris to Sehwag, FOUR, another four, punched off the back foot now, through cover, superb timing

2.4

Harris to Sehwag, no run, has him fending to a short ball, hops in the air, and manages to keep it down from close to the handle

2.5

Harris to Sehwag, no run, looks to upper-cut a bouncing delivery, misses, the ball thuds into the keeper's gloves as he hops to take it

2.6

Harris to Sehwag, no run, pushed off the back foot to point

India 21/0   RJ Harris 2-0-16-0
4.1

Harris to Gambhir, no run, leaves alone an angled ball sailing harmlessly outside off stump, if India cannot make it count on this surface, they will have run out of all excuses, if they havent already

4.2

Harris to Gambhir, no run, beaten as he goes for the drive to a pitched up ball leaving him with the angle

4.3

Harris to Gambhir, no run, better from Gautam, lets a length ball outside off go

4.4

Harris to Gambhir, no run, nudged off the pad towards square leg

4.5

Harris to Gambhir, no run, nudges towards square leg, wants the run, but is rightly sent back

4.6

Harris to Gambhir, no run, ends the over with another leave outside off, decent carry this time

India 26/0   RJ Harris 3-1-16-0
14.1

Harris to Gambhir, 1 run, worked towards midwicket

14.1

Harris to Gambhir, 1 run

14.2

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, pushed towards extra cover off the front foot

14.3

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, blocked back to the bowler

14.4

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, left alone as it bounces outside off

14.5

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, holds its line on a good length, bounces, then moves away after passing Sachin who lets it be

14.6

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, almost shaves the outside edge as Harris gets another one to hold its line from short of a length

India 53/2   RJ Harris 4-1-17-0
16.1

Harris to Gambhir, no run, nice drive off the front foot, straight to covers

16.2

Harris to Gambhir, no run, angled in on a good length, ending on off, he comes forward and smothers it

16.3

Harris to Gambhir, no run, rolls away on the off side off an inside edge on to pad

16.4

Harris to Gambhir, 1 run, comes walking down the pitch, gets around this one angled in, and tucks it to fine leg

16.5

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, bounce from a good length but too far outside off, left alone

16.6

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, now this one moves away after pitching on a length, but again starting wide enough not to draw him out

India 57/2   RJ Harris 5-1-18-0
18.1

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, he is getting slight shape away from the right-hander from the pitch, left alone

18.2

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, Haddin goes up in appeal for caught behind as Sachin pokes at one that held its line from a length, superb spell from Harris

18.3

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, now one that angles in from the same spot, not far from off stump, he leaves it alone

18.4

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, he is troubling Sachin, an inside edge as he gets across to jab at one that zips in from a length

18.5

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, defended solidly this time

18.6

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, slightly uncertain in getting forward, adjusts well to defend towards point in the end

India 57/2   RJ Harris 6-2-18-0
21.1

Harris to Gambhir, no run, hurls it full and wide, pushed towards covers

21.2

Harris to Gambhir, no run, beaten on the drive, it went away slightly as it was pitched up for the drive, and Gautam ended up swishing inside the line

21.3

Harris to Gambhir, no run, angled in towards off this time, pushed back to the bowler

21.4

Harris to Gambhir, no run, pushed hard off the front foot now, straight to cover

21.5

Harris to Gambhir, no run, he is bowling wide outside off stump, and Gautam has gone after every one of them this over, this time he reaches out and slaps it to cover

21.6

Harris to Gambhir, no run, just outside off to end the first over of the morning, defended solidly

India 61/2   RJ Harris 7-3-18-0
23.1

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, good delivery, finishing around off stump as it comes in with the angle, he stays back, and carefully pats it away

23.2

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, bounce from a good length but some way outside off and left alone

23.3

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, solidly forward and across in defence to a pitched up delivery

23.4

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, shot! leans into the drive but thumps it straight to extra cover

23.5

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, late decision to leave but he was always in control, probably a shade late in withdrawing the bat

23.6

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, leans forward and pushes a pitched up delivery towards mid on

India 66/2   RJ Harris 8-4-18-0
25.1

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, pitched up and ending around off, he is solidly forward to block

25.2

Harris to Tendulkar, 1 run, just a bit more with the angle, he gets around it and tucks it to fine leg

25.3

Harris to Gambhir, 1 run, well done, hops and works a shortish one on the leg side for a single

25.4

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, pitched up straightish ball left outside off

25.5

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, pushes firmly forward and the ball races to the right of mid off, so much that he has to slide across to stop it, excellent pitch this for batting

25.6

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, stays half-forward and pats away a length ball without fuss

India 68/2   RJ Harris 9-4-20-0
27.1

Harris to Tendulkar, 1 run, punched hard off the back foot and cover cannot stop it with a dive

27.2

Harris to Gambhir, 1 run, allows the ball to come in from around the stumps and nudges towards midwicket for one

27.3

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, pacy bouncer, very well directed, gets big on him as it darts in, at 139.2 kph, Tendulkar just about manages to squeeze himself under it

27.4

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, left alone as it bounces straightish outside off

27.5

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, slower one cuts in, but wide enough outside off to be left alone

27.6

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, ends the over with another leave

India 70/2   RJ Harris 10-4-22-0
37.1

Harris to Kohli, no run, pushed away on the off side

37.2

Harris to Kohli, FOUR, gets bat in front of pad and clips the length ball in front of square leg from middle and off

37.3

Harris to Kohli, no run, widish length ball left alone

37.4

Harris to Kohli, no run, fullish this time but still not close enough to make him play

37.5

Harris to Kohli, no run, comes in slightly but from far outside off, another leave

37.6

Harris to Kohli, no run, moving away this time from back of a length, he looks to leave it belatedly and the ball hits the bat to roll towards point

India 97/4   RJ Harris 11-4-26-0
39.1

Harris to Laxman, no run, pushes forward but short cover is in the way

39.2

Harris to Laxman, no run, left alone as it moves away a shade outside off

39.3

Harris to Laxman, 1 run, tentatively forward to one angled in now, outstanding bowling on a flat deck, inside edge is produced, dribbles away on the leg side

39.4

Harris to Kohli, no run, defended off the back foot

39.5

Harris to Kohli, no run, too wide outside off this time

39.6

Harris to Kohli, no run, goes wide of the crease and angles it in, he has a look and shoulders arms

India 99/4   RJ Harris 12-4-27-0
41.1

Harris to Kohli, 2 runs, pulls a well-directed short ball through midwicket, swivelling slowly and keeping it along the ground

41.2

Harris to Kohli, no run, left alone outside off

41.3

Harris to Kohli, 1 run, uses the angle on the length delivery to work for a single towards midwicket

41.4

Harris to Laxman, no run, pushes forward and smothers a pitched up delivery

41.5

Harris to Laxman, no run, pushes a length delivery on the off side

41.6

Harris to Laxman, no run, too good, holding its line after being angled in appreciably towards off, Laxman ends up feebly pushing inside the line

India 104/4   RJ Harris 13-4-30-0
43.1

Harris to Kohli, no run, bounces from short of a length but too far outside off

43.2

Harris to Kohli, no run, reaches out to a low full toss and pats it away to short extra cover

43.3

Harris to Kohli, no run, beaten on the drive as Harris pitches it up full

43.4

Harris to Kohli, no run, gets across and pats away a near-yorker outside off

43.5

Harris to Kohli, no run, leans forward and pushes to extra cover

43.6

Harris to Kohli, no run, left alone outside off

India 107/4   RJ Harris 14-5-30-0
56.1

Harris to Saha, FOUR, thick outside edge races to the third man boundary for four along the ground, as he pushes with an open face to one bowled full from wide of the crease

56.2

Harris to Saha, no run, too far outside off this time

56.3

Harris to Saha, no run, driven firmly off the front foot, but straight to cover

56.4

Harris to Saha, no run, moves forward and dead-bats a pitched up delivery

56.5

Harris to Saha, no run, opens the face to a fullish one on off and runs it to gully

56.6

Harris to Saha, no run, solidly forward to defend a good length delivery to covers

India 138/5   RJ Harris 15-5-34-0
58.1

Harris to Kohli, 3 runs, thumps the drive off the front foot, and mid off cannot stop it cleanly with a dive to his left

58.2

Harris to Saha, no run, opens the face as he comes forward and defends towards covers

58.3

Harris to Saha, no run, shuffles across, sees it moving away far outside off, and lets it go

58.4

Harris to Saha, no run, angles it in from wide of the crease, he takes a big stride forward, keeps bat close to pad and blocks

58.5

Harris to Saha, no run, another one headed for off with the angle, he is moving forward neatly, a touch exaggerated, and blocks

58.6

Harris to Saha, no run, second time that he has left a brute of a bouncer, goes down on his knees in a flash and withdraws his head out of the line

India 146/5   RJ Harris 16-5-37-0
60.1

Harris to Kohli, no run, back of a length has not worked unless it is banged in hard like Siddle does, easily defended

60.2

Harris to Kohli, 2 runs, eagerly gets forward and drives the pitched up delivery through cover, pulled back just inside the rope

60.3

Harris to Kohli, no run, allows it to come in with the angle and pushes to mid on

60.4

Harris to Kohli, 1 run, worked behind square leg off the pad

60.5

Harris to Saha, no run, full toss but the bat face closes as he comes forward and the ball dribbles to mid on

60.6

Harris to Saha, no run, both have driven well off the front foot, Saha this time pings cover

India 154/5   RJ Harris 17-5-40-0
80.1

Harris to Kohli, no run, coming in a shade from a good length, defended off the front foot

80.2

Harris to Kohli, no run, bounce from a good length, he moves across and carefully plays it down

80.3

Harris to Kohli, no run, whips the full delivery angled in towards the pads, but straight to square leg

80.4

Harris to Kohli, no run, pitched up delivery driven off the front foot to mid off

80.5

Harris to Kohli, 2 runs, shortish length allows him to go back and work in front of square leg

80.6

Harris to Kohli, no run, takes a step out, sees the length ball dart away, and withdraws the bat late

India 222/5   RJ Harris 18-5-42-0
82.1

Harris to Kohli, no run, good length ball defended towards mid on

82.2

Harris to Kohli, no run, moving a long way down the leg side

82.3

Harris to Kohli, no run, misses out, hard the width outside off, but found point with the cut

82.4

Harris to Kohli, no run, takes a step out and allows this length ball to go past

82.5

Harris to Kohli, no run, almost gets into trouble, reaches out and pushes a pitched up delivery, the ball goes on the bounce to the diving short cover

82.6

Harris to Kohli, no run, lovely ball, holding its line from back of a length outside off, Virat pokes and is beaten

India 222/5   RJ Harris 19-6-42-0
84.1

Harris to Saha, no run, driven off the front foot to covers

84.2

Harris to Saha, no run, solid push to extra cover off a full ball

84.3

Harris to Saha, no run, hits the pads as Saha misses with the flick, going down leg easily

84.4

Harris to Saha, OUT, India won't go through a session without losing a wicket, Saha shoulders arms and Harris hits off, it was angled in on a length and it was very brave of Saha to make the decision to leave, turns out, it was the wrong one, he's battled briefly

WP Saha b Harris 35 (137m 94b 1x4 1x6) SR: 37.23

84.5

Harris to Ashwin, 2 runs, full delivery eased through cover for a couple

84.6

Harris to Ashwin, 1 run, fine pull, it was a pacy short delivery into the body, but Ashwin controlled the shot very well to deep square leg

India 228/6   RJ Harris 20-6-45-1
86.1

Harris to Ashwin, no run, pushed out toward point

86.2

Harris to Ashwin, no run, Ashwin straight-bats a full delivery, but Harris tumbles down in his followthrough to stop it

86.3

Harris to Ashwin, no run, moving away after pitching on a length, he goes back and pats it away

86.4

Harris to Ashwin, 1 run, moves a long way across and turns this one from middle down to fine leg

86.5

Harris to Kohli, no run, Australia appeal as one, loudly, for a long time, Kohli struck on the pad in front of leg stump, umpire Dharmasena unmoved, replays show the ball would have missed leg with the angle

86.6

Harris to Kohli, no run, defended off the front foot

India 230/6   RJ Harris 21-6-46-1
88.1

Harris to Kohli, FOUR, Virat takes it upon himself to score a few quick runs, front foot goes out, and he slaps the back of a length ball wide of the man at sweeper cover

88.2

Harris to Kohli, no run, pitched up and smashed away to sweeper cover, refuses the single

88.3

Harris to Kohli, 2 runs, gets two, pushes towards covers for a single, there is an overthrow that brings him back on strike

88.4

Harris to Kohli, no run, phew, beauty, too good for the batsman on 97, holds its line, bounces too, Virat is surprised as he pokes inside the line

88.5

Harris to Kohli, no run, pitched up delivery, offering no room, supreme control from the Australian attack, Virat can only pat it back to Harris

88.6

Harris to Kohli, 2 runs, moves to 99 with a whip down the track that Harris cannot stop, mid on gives chase

India 238/8   RJ Harris 22-6-54-1
90.1

Harris to Sharma, no run, played out from the crease watchfully to covers

90.2

Harris to Sharma, no run, and now Ishant escapes a run out, he wants to give Virat the strike, but has to double back as the throw comes from covers

90.3

Harris to Sharma, no run, searing bouncer, Ishant did not have enough time to get out of the way, could have been hit, lucky that the ball missed

90.4

Harris to Sharma, no run, pushes the pitched up ball on the off side

90.5

Harris to Sharma, no run, almost gets him with the slower full delivery, Ishant bends the knee for the cover drive, and is beaten

90.6

Harris to Sharma, no run, withdraws from the way of a widish bouncer

India 239/8   RJ Harris 23-7-54-1
92.1

Harris to Sharma, FOUR, Ishant rarely drives, this time he does, goes through with the shot, and gets four behind point

92.2

Harris to Sharma, FOUR, goes for another drive, rarer from Ishant, thick edge this time flies past gully

92.3

Harris to Sharma, no run, well done, behind the line of the short ball, and keeps it down on the off side

92.4

Harris to Sharma, no run, bouncer angling across Ishant who hangs his bat out to defend as he hops, beaten

92.5

Harris to Sharma, no run, another short ball, down the leg side this time

92.6

Harris to Sharma, no run, sharp thick edge flies to Ponting on the bounce at second slip, and the former captain's palms are hurt with the take

India 253/8   RJ Harris 24-7-62-1
94.1

Harris to Kohli, no run, slams a pitched up delivery and it almost carries to deep mid off

94.2

Harris to Kohli, no run, carries down leg with the angle

94.3

Harris to Kohli, FOUR, smack! he's throwing his bat around now, swings a full delivery from outside off stump to the midwicket boundary

94.4

Harris to Kohli, no run

94.5

Harris to Kohli, FOUR, glorious! down the track, picks up the length delivery and clatters it over extra cover

94.6

Harris to Kohli, 1 run, shuffles across, and deftly picks the gap between the two short midwickets

India 272/9   RJ Harris 25-7-71-1
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