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

0.6

Singh to Jaques, no run, the ball swings away a touch, and is left down the channel, as it's slightly fuller

Australia 1/0   PA Jaques 0* (1b)

2.1

Singh to Jaques, no run, good swing down the channel, just to say wide enough to leave

2.2

Singh to Jaques, no run, drags it down again down the channel, more of the testing swing, but once again Jaques leaves it well

2.3

Singh to Jaques, FOUR, ah yes, wider and shorter, Jaques stands tall and flays a back-foot cut on the up through backward point, that shot all intent

2.4

Singh to Jaques, no run, pushed on to the backfoot by one which climbs up from a relatively good length to force the defensive down

2.5

Singh to Jaques, 1 run, strays on to the legs there, and turned round through fine leg

Australia 12/0   PA Jaques 5* (6b 1x4)

3.1

Pathan to Jaques, no run, delicious swing away down the channel, very full, but it's harmlessly left alone

3.2

Pathan to Jaques, no run, booming yorker, well dug out in front

3.3

Pathan to Jaques, no run, down leg, the batsman is a bit late on trying to work that one round

3.4

Pathan to Jaques, no run, right up there, with some swing on to leg, and steps forward, the batsman getting some inside edge as he tries to squeeze it out to midwicket

3.5

Pathan to Jaques, no run, pitches outside off, nips back in from there, towards off but not quite, the ball steered down

3.6

Pathan to Jaques, no run, on middle and leg this time, worked off the toes straight to the man at midwicket

Australia 12/0   PA Jaques 5* (12b 1x4)

4.6

Singh to Jaques, no run, strays on to leg and worked easily to midwicket with a swish of the hands, oh, and the bat

Australia 21/0   PA Jaques 5* (13b 1x4)

5.3

Pathan to Jaques, no run, defends on the back foot behind a short ball on off

5.4

Pathan to Jaques, no run, just outside off, takes one step forward and defends on the front foot

5.5

Pathan to Jaques, no run, another tight defensive on the front foot

5.6

Pathan to Jaques, FOUR, dropped! A squeak of a chance at point, Jaques flashing hard at a short and wide one off the back foot, and the ball carries on

Australia 26/1   PA Jaques 9* (17b 2x4)

6.2

Singh to Jaques, 1 run, turned away from the batsman, shortish too, and pushed into the covers

6.5

Singh to Jaques, no run, defended this time

6.6

Singh to Jaques, no run, strays down leg, rising delivery and the batsman tries to hook it round, is late on the shot and Dhoni makes an exaggerated dive to take it

Australia 33/1   PA Jaques 10* (20b 2x4)

7.2

Pathan to Jaques, no run, straight delivery, defended on the back foot straight down

7.3

Pathan to Jaques, no run, tight delivery, pushing the batsman onto the back foot in front of off and he plays it very late indeed

7.4

Pathan to Jaques, no run, oh hello, the batsman cut away from his body there, feet welded to the crease, and the ball pops up higher down off than expected and nearly takes the top edge

7.5

Pathan to Jaques, no run, more swing, defended down on the front foot

7.6

Pathan to Jaques, FOUR, width outside off, and Jaques effects one of his favourite back-foot cuts through deep backward point, just about avoiding the slip cordon. It's in the air, which will encourage India

Australia 38/1   PA Jaques 14* (25b 3x4)

8.4

Singh to Jaques, no run, Jaques is retrospectively furious with himself for having a full-blooded swing at a square drive away from his body, the ball short, wide and inviting, and nearly gets the edge through

8.5

Singh to Jaques, no run, defended more stoutly this time

8.6

Singh to Jaques, 1 wide, booming wide, swinging way away down off, Singh just losing control of it there

8.6

Singh to Jaques, 2 runs, straight, rising, and tucked round off the hips to midwicket

Australia 42/1   PA Jaques 16* (28b 3x4)

9.3

Pathan to Jaques, no run, super ball, a hostile yorker, and somehow Jaques manages to dig it out, and somehow it misses off stump

9.4

Pathan to Jaques, OUT, but he's gone this time! Pathan banging it in outside off, the ball swinging away and Jaques lashes a(nother) booming drive which takes the edge and is caught in the slips

PA Jaques c Jaffer b Pathan 16 (46m 30b 3x4 0x6) SR: 53.33

Australia 43/2   PA Jaques 16 (30b 3x4)
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Match drawn
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India won by 72 runs
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Australia won by 122 runs
Australia v India at Melbourne - Dec 26-29, 2007
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