India tour of Australia, 2007/08 / Commentary

Border-Gavaskar Trophy - 3rd Test

Australia v India

India won by 72 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

62.3

Sehwag to Johnson, no run, tossed up on middle and leg, Johnson defends well to silly point

62.4

Sehwag to Johnson, no run, tossed up on off stump, he gets onto the front foot and drives to cover

62.5

Sehwag to Johnson, no run, he opts to leave this one, as it spins sharply across off stump

62.6

Sehwag to Johnson, no run, fuller, flatter, and Johnson drives hard back to Sehwag

Australia 229/7   MG Johnson 0* (4b)

63.2

Kumble to Johnson, no run, looped up on leg stump, Johnson turns it past forward short leg

63.3

Kumble to Johnson, no run, looped up full on off stump, Johnson gets a firm stride in and drives to cover

63.4

Kumble to Johnson, no run, slides down leg stump, Dhoni collects and whips off the bails

63.5

Kumble to Johnson, 1 run, pitches outside leg, Johnson turns it between short leg and leg gully

Australia 231/7   MG Johnson 1* (8b)

64.3

Sehwag to Johnson, no run

64.4

Sehwag to Johnson, no run

64.5

Sehwag to Johnson, no run

64.6

Sehwag to Johnson, no run

Australia 235/7   MG Johnson 1* (12b)

65.6

Kumble to Johnson, no run, a tad quicker, with good loop, he gets forward and leaves, Dhoni whips off the bails

Australia 236/7   MG Johnson 1* (13b)

66.6

Sehwag to Johnson, no run, sharp turn and bounce outside off, Johnson leaves confidently, and thats it

Australia 243/7   MG Johnson 1* (14b)

67.6

Kumble to Johnson, no run, well flighted on off stump, Johnson gets bat and pad together in defence

Australia 248/7   MG Johnson 1* (15b)

68.2

Sehwag to Johnson, no run, tossed up, nice drift on that one, Johnson gets forward and blocks

68.3

Sehwag to Johnson, no run, turn and bounce, outside off stump, Johnson leaves it be

68.4

Sehwag to Johnson, no run, goes across him and again opts to shoulder arms

68.5

Sehwag to Johnson, no run, there's the straighter one, drawing a forward press from Johnson

68.6

Sehwag to Johnson, no run, quicker ball, touch too short, Johnson drives off the back foot to RP at cover

Australia 249/7   MG Johnson 1* (20b)

69.3

Kumble to Johnson, no run, flat on middle and off, forcing Johnson back in his crease, defending

69.4

Kumble to Johnson, no run, fizzed up, the topspinner luring him forward on the press and beating bat

69.5

Kumble to Johnson, 1 run, touch too short, Johnson shuffles and nudges wide of midwicket

Australia 251/7   MG Johnson 2* (23b)

70.1

Sehwag to Johnson, 1 run, tossed up wide of leg stump, giving Johnson an easy single past midwicket

70.5

Sehwag to Johnson, no run, pushed across Johnson, who can easily leave that one alone

70.6

Sehwag to Johnson, no run, spins across from leg stump, drawing a leading-edge just short of silly point

Australia 253/7   MG Johnson 3* (26b)

71.4

Kumble to Johnson, no run, tossed up on the stumps, he gets forward and defends

71.5

Kumble to Johnson, no run, fuller and flatter on middle and leg, Johnson smothers the spin

71.6

Kumble to Johnson, no run, slides down leg stump, he gets forward and plays it back watchfully

Australia 254/8   MG Johnson 3* (29b)

72.2

Sehwag to Johnson, no run, tossed up wide of off stump, he gets forward and shoulders arms

72.3

Sehwag to Johnson, no run, tossed up on the stumps, he plonks the pad forward and leaves

72.4

Sehwag to Johnson, no run, goes for a massive slog-sweep across the line and misses completely

72.5

Sehwag to Johnson, no run, tossed up on middle and off, another confident leave as it spins past

72.6

Sehwag to Johnson, 2 runs, fraction short and he whips it out to deep midwicket for a couple

Australia 257/8   MG Johnson 5* (34b)

74.1

Sehwag to Johnson, no run, tossed up on off stump, defended off the front foot

74.2

Sehwag to Johnson, no run, tossed up on middle and leg, he defends and the inside-edge drops just short of the two men up close on the off-side, to Sehwag's frustration

74.3

Sehwag to Johnson, SIX, shot! Johnson gives him the charge, smoking that handsomely over mid-on

74.4

Sehwag to Johnson, 1 run, gets down onto one knee again and sweeps out to deep midwicket

Australia 264/8   MG Johnson 12* (38b 1x6)

75.1

Sharma to Johnson, no run, full and just wide of the stumps, too quick for Johnson, who is beaten

75.2

Sharma to Johnson, no run, good shape across him, at a lively pace, and beats him as he fishes at it

75.3

Sharma to Johnson, no run, back of a length, angled across, 133ks, this time its wide so he leaves

75.4

Sharma to Johnson, 1 run, short of a length, pitching on leg and coming in, tucked wide of square leg

Australia 267/8   MG Johnson 13* (42b 1x6)

76.1

Kumble to Johnson, FOUR, flighted outside off stump, he reaches out and slogs over midwicket, thats a powerful shot from Johnson, hitting with the turn

76.2

Kumble to Johnson, (no ball) FOUR, oversteps, Johnson short-arm jabs from off stump into the gap at short fine leg

76.2

Kumble to Johnson, 1 run, thats a loose one, flighted full outside leg, swiped out to deep square leg

76.4

Kumble to Johnson, FOUR, shouts of catch it as Johnson goes slog-sweeping, but no one's stopping that, a handsome smack over midwicket

76.5

Kumble to Johnson, 1 no ball, bowled ... off a no-ball! Johnson swings, ball pegs back leg stump, but Kumble has overstepped, and he is furious

76.5

Kumble to Johnson, 1 run, flighted full on leg stump, again he sweeps out to deep midwicket

Australia 290/8   MG Johnson 27* (48b 3x4 1x6)

77.1

Sharma to Johnson, no run, back of a length on off stump, Johnson gets across and defends

77.2

Sharma to Johnson, no run, fuller one, touch wide, he leaves that one be

77.3

Sharma to Johnson, no run, angled across him, 138ks, he shoulders arms, as its wide

77.4

Sharma to Johnson, 1 run, short outside leg stump, he hops up and dabs it in front of midwicket

Australia 291/8   MG Johnson 28* (52b 3x4 1x6)

78.1

Kumble to Johnson, no run, looped up full on middle and leg, Johnson defends patiently

78.2

Kumble to Johnson, FOUR, dropped and its four to boot! Johnson slogs up in the air over mid-on, Sehwag steadies himself in the deep at wide long-on, backpedaling, he takes it above his head but falls over, the ball spilling out and trickling over the ropes

78.3

Kumble to Johnson, 1 run, another slog, miscued via the top-edge over cover, and the sweeper, Tendulkar, doesn't get there in time ... Kumble is livid

78.6

Kumble to Johnson, SIX, oh he's slapped the pants off that one! Johnson nearly slams this out of the ground, kneeling down and clearing the leg and slogging over mid-on! What a shot!

Australia 303/8   MG Johnson 39* (56b 4x4 2x6)

79.3

Sharma to Johnson, 1 run, short of a length outside leg, calmly nudged into the gap at short fine leg

79.5

Sharma to Johnson, no run, short of a length, angling across, he drives from the crease and inside-edges back onto the boot

79.6

Sharma to Johnson, no run, short one slips wide of leg stump, he misses and Dhoni collects

Australia 307/8   MG Johnson 40* (59b 4x4 2x6)

80.4

Singh to Johnson, no run, good shape off the seam, lifting outside off as Johnson withdraws the bat

80.5

Singh to Johnson, no run, good length, again shaping away outside off as Johnson leaves

80.6

Singh to Johnson, no run, slides down leg stump, clips him outside the line, Rauf shakes the head

Australia 314/8   MG Johnson 40* (62b 4x4 2x6)

81.2

Pathan to Johnson, no run, lovely shape away, moving outside off and Johnson withdraws the bat

81.3

Pathan to Johnson, no run, touch full and he stands and drives a good shot to mid-off

81.4

Pathan to Johnson, no run, 126ks, shaping away but its pretty wide so Johnson leaves

81.5

Pathan to Johnson, no run, back of a length outside off, he tries to withdraws the bat and he gets an outside-edge along the ground to gully

81.6

Pathan to Johnson, no run, another good-looking drive off the front foot to mid-off

Australia 315/8   MG Johnson 40* (67b 4x4 2x6)

82.5

Singh to Johnson, no run, back of a length on off stump, and impeccable back-foot defence on view now

82.6

Singh to Johnson, no run, full on off stump, swinging in, he stands his ground and on-drives to mid-on

Australia 324/8   MG Johnson 40* (69b 4x4 2x6)

83.4

Pathan to Johnson, no run, short of a length on off stump, he gets behind the line and defends

83.5

Pathan to Johnson, 1 run, full, some movement, Johnson drives and inside-edges to fine leg

Australia 326/8   MG Johnson 41* (71b 4x4 2x6)

84.1

Singh to Johnson, no run, edged and dropped! Johnson chases one, gets a thick outside-edge, it flies to the left of Dravid at first slip, clutching with one hand and he lets it out

84.2

Singh to Johnson, no run, beaten, Johnson driving hard at a full one and failing to make contact

84.3

Singh to Johnson, 1 run, tapped wide of midwicket for one, getting Tait on strike

Australia 327/9   MG Johnson 42* (74b 4x4 2x6)

85.1

Pathan to Johnson, no run, hits a length and shapes the other way, as a leaden-footed Johnson feels for it, away from his body, and then stops on the shot

85.2

Pathan to Johnson, no run, swing and a miss, a good old eyes-shut slog across the line, beaten by swing

85.3

Pathan to Johnson, FOUR, lovely golf shot, a tee-off to one in the slot, hit through the line, down the track

85.4

Pathan to Johnson, 1 run, stands his ground and drives in the air, to the man at long-off

Australia 332/9   MG Johnson 47* (78b 5x4 2x6)

86.1

Singh to Johnson, 2 runs, short of a length on middle and leg, worked wide of short fine leg, he wants two and Ganguly cant prevent it, despite a decent throw back to RP

86.2

Singh to Johnson, 1 run, well played Johnson, steering one wide of backward point to raise a maiden Test fifty, a classy innings under immense pressure and the WACA applauds

Australia 335/9   MG Johnson 50* (80b 5x4 2x6)
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
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