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

0.1

Khan to Cowan, no run, the first ball is full and angling in to off and middle, Cowan stays in his crease and pushes firmly towards mid-on, where Ishant moves to his right and tumbles as he fields

0.2

Khan to Cowan, no run, confident stride forward from Cowan as he blocks towards cover

0.3

Khan to Cowan, 1 leg bye, a full ball swings into the pads and strikes Cowan on the leg as he tries to glance towards square, Australia are away with leg byes behind square

0.4

Khan to Warner, no run, a half-shout for lbw as Warner is hit on the pad by a ball that swings into the left-hand batsman, Warner got outside the line of off stump

0.5

Khan to Warner, no run, this ball hits the pitch on a good length outside off and, instead of moving in this time, it jags away, Warner prods and is beaten

0.6

Khan to Warner, 3 leg byes, Zaheer strays down leg side and Warner tries to glance, he doesn't make contact but the ball brushes his thigh and goes towards fine leg for more leg byes

Australia 4/0   Z Khan 1-1-0-0

2.1

Khan to Cowan, 1 run, Cowan uses the angle into him to turn the ball towards midwicket

2.2

Khan to Warner, 1 run, Warner taps the ball into the gap between mid-on and midwicket for a single, there's been a frequent rotation of the strike this morning

2.3

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

2.4

Khan to Cowan, no run, length delivery around off stump, Cowan stays in his crease and plays the ball towards point

2.5

Khan to Cowan, no run, defended on the off side and Cowan yells "No", in case Warner shows interest

2.6

Khan to Cowan, no run, wider outside off stump this time, left alone by Cowan. I think that's the first leave of the morning.

Australia 18/0   Z Khan 2-1-2-0

4.1

Khan to Cowan, no run, Zaheer hits a good length on off and middle stump, Cowan gets behind the line and defends towards the bowler

4.2

Khan to Cowan, 2 runs, Cowan moves across the stumps and uses the angle of the fuller ball into him to clip off the pads through midwicket

4.3

Khan to Cowan, no run, the first short ball of the game, the batsman ducks under it

4.4

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

4.5

Khan to Cowan, FOUR, another short ball, this time it sits up for Cowan, who's standing outside his crease and he pulls along the ground to the midwicket boundary

4.6

Khan to Cowan, no run, fuller length outside off stump, Cowan drives to the fielder at cover

Australia 24/0   Z Khan 3-1-8-0

6.1

Khan to Cowan, no run, good length delivery on off stump, Cowan defends from his crease

6.2

Khan to Cowan, 1 run, another short ball at Cowan, who waits and pulls it from outside off towards the fielder at deep midwicket

6.3

Khan to Warner, 1 wide, a short one at Warner this time, but it's too high. Warner began to hook, but stopped

6.3

Khan to Warner, no run, Warner wanted to smash that towards the leg side but the line was outside off, he ended up flat-batting it to mid-on

6.4

Khan to Warner, no run, fuller length around off stump, Warner stayed back and was cramped for room as he defended the ball

6.5

Khan to Warner, OUT, lbw! Warner's been trapped on the crease and Aleem Dar raised his finger after some thought. Zaheer pitched the ball on a good length outside off and nipped it into the left-hander. Warner didn't move forward as he tried to nudge on the leg side. The ball hit him on the knee roll of the front pad, that was pretty out.

DA Warner lbw b Khan 8 (28m 23b 0x4 0x6) SR: 34.78

6.6

Khan to Marsh, no run, good length outside off and Marsh moves forward to defend on the off side

Australia 26/1   Z Khan 4-1-10-1

8.1

Khan to Marsh, no run, Zaheer tests the bounce on this pitch, there's enough to take the short ball over the batsman

8.2

Khan to Marsh, no run, Zaheer appeals for lbw once again after Marsh is a bit late in playing the inswinger off the back foot. The ball definitely hit pad first but Marsh had got outside the line of off stump and a bit high as well

8.3

Khan to Marsh, no run, beaten outside the off stump. Zaheer nips the ball away from Marsh this time and has the left-hander prodding tentatively off the front foot

8.4

Khan to Marsh, no run, Marsh strides forward and shoulders arms to a good length ball outside off

8.5

Khan to Marsh, 2 runs, full ball on the pads, Marsh leans across and flicks through square leg

8.6

Khan to Marsh, no run, length ball on a straight line, Marsh gets behind it and blocks

Australia 30/1   Z Khan 5-1-12-1

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   Z Khan 6-1-13-1

30.1

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

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

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   Z Khan 7-1-18-1

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   Z Khan 8-1-22-1

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

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   Z Khan 9-1-25-1

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

36.6

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

Australia 139/3   Z Khan 10-1-28-1

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   Z Khan 11-1-32-1

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

59.6

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

Australia 226/3   Z Khan 12-1-37-1

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

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   Z Khan 13-1-42-1

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   Z Khan 14-1-47-1

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   Z Khan 15-2-47-1

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

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   Z Khan 16-2-48-1

86.1

Khan to Ponting, 1 run

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   Z Khan 17-2-50-1

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

88.4

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

88.6

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

Australia 333/3   Z Khan 18-2-52-1

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   Z Khan 19-2-54-1

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   Z Khan 20-2-58-1

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   Z Khan 21-2-62-1

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

96.3

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

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   Z Khan 22-2-68-1

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

98.2

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

98.5

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

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   Z Khan 23-2-73-1

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

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   Z Khan 24-2-75-1

130.1

Khan to Hussey, no run, hits him on the pad right away with a full delivery and appeals but Hussey was a mile down the track, he had walked outside his crease looking for the clip to leg

130.2

Khan to Hussey, 3 runs, watchfully watches this pitched up ball and squeezes it past point for a couple

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

130.6

Khan to Hussey, no run, a rare sight today, a batsman is beaten, Hussey tentatively pushing forward as this length ball zips past the outside edge

Australia 494/4   Z Khan 25-2-79-1

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

132.2

Khan to Hussey, FOUR, thick edge as Hussey pokes at a pitched up delivery outside off, between slip and gully

132.3

Khan to Hussey, 1 run, slower one holding its line just outside off, pushed towards cover

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 Hussey, 2 wides, way too short, called a wide for height, Saha saves the byes with a big leap to get one glove to the ball, he's been good behind the stumps

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   Z Khan 26-2-88-1

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

134.4

Khan to Haddin, no run, leaves alone one angled across him on a length

134.5

Khan to Haddin, no run, takes a step across and allows another one to zip past him outside off

134.6

Khan to Haddin, no run, goes for the yorker, ends up as a low dipping full toss, patted away to mid on

Australia 521/5   Z Khan 27-2-89-1

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

136.2

Khan to Siddle, no run, bouncer first up to siddle, who ducks under it

136.3

Khan to Siddle, no run, length ball defended off the front foot

136.4

Khan to Siddle, no run, angles it in towards off stump, Siddle eagerly gets forward to block

136.5

Khan to Siddle, no run, carefully gets across and pats away a shortish one

136.6

Khan to Siddle, no run, play and a miss as he looks to cut a wide one

Australia 530/6   Z Khan 28-3-89-2

138.1

Khan to Haddin, no run, walks outside off and tries to pull a short ball angled in, misses as the ball goes over leg

138.2

Khan to Haddin, no run, tentatively pushes off the inside edge on the leg side, Zaheer stares

138.3

Khan to Haddin, no run, he is shuffling way across, exposes middle and leg stump as he flicks to midwicket

138.4

Khan to Haddin, no run, now he goes for the pull to a short ball angled in, and is beaten again

138.5

Khan to Haddin, no run, moves across, covers the line of the good length ball and blocks

138.6

Khan to Haddin, no run, appeal for lbw as Haddin is rapped high on the pad after again moving too far across, misses the work on the leg side, looked headed down leg that one

Australia 531/6   Z Khan 29-4-89-2

140.1

Khan to Haddin, FOUR, Haddin has been struggling against Zaheer, this time he gets to a pitched up delivery and opens the face to drive through cover for four

140.2

Khan to Haddin, no run, almost holes out to mid on as he looks to tee off out of the ground, just falls short, barely

140.3

Khan to Haddin, no run, lets a bouncer fly past high outside off

140.4

Khan to Haddin, 1 run, clipped off the pad to deep square leg

140.5

Khan to Harris, no run, bit of pad and bat as he pushes forward to smother this one outside off

140.6

Khan to Harris, no run, lets this length delivery outside off go

Australia 538/7   Z Khan 30-4-94-2

142.1

Khan to Harris, no run

142.2

Khan to Harris, 1 run, works with the angle from around the stumps past midwicket

142.3

Khan to Haddin, no run, short ball that ends up being banged way down the leg side

142.4

Khan to Haddin, no run, mistimes the attempted big stroke down the ground to mid off

142.5

Khan to Haddin, no run, lets a slower short ball carry on with the angle past off

142.6

Khan to Haddin, 1 run, short ball pulled hard down to deep square leg

Australia 542/7   Z Khan 31-4-96-2
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Series Results
Australia v India at Adelaide - Jan 24-28, 2012
Australia won by 298 runs
Australia v India at Perth - Jan 13-15, 2012
Australia won by an innings and 37 runs
Australia v India at Sydney - Jan 3-6, 2012
Australia won by an innings and 68 runs
Australia v India at Melbourne - Dec 26-29, 2011
Australia won by 122 runs
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Jan 28, 2012

Rahul Dravid with MS Dhoni and Virender Sehwag, 4th Test, Adelaide, 5th day, January 28, 2012

Rahul Dravid with MS Dhoni and Virender Sehwag

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Jan 28, 2012

MS Dhoni and his team-mates after the loss, 4th Test, Adelaide, 5th day, January 28, 2012

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