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

9.5

Pathan to Hussey, no run, another great delivery, testing him down the channel on a good length, left alone

9.6

Pathan to Hussey, FOUR, too much width on this one and the batsman reaches away from his body to drive forcefully through the covers

Australia 47/2   MEK Hussey 4* (2b 1x4)

10.4

Sharma to Hussey, no run, shunted past the left hander, Ishant staying over the wicket, and wide down the channel, allowing the batsman to leave it

10.5

Sharma to Hussey, no run, more of the same, really

10.6

Sharma to Hussey, no run, and again... Ishant then takes his cap

Australia 52/2   MEK Hussey 4* (5b 1x4)

11.2

Pathan to Hussey, no run, pushed down the off-side channel

11.3

Pathan to Hussey, no run, pushed down the channel again and left alone

11.4

Pathan to Hussey, no run, more of the same

11.5

Pathan to Hussey, no run, alarming/excellent swing depending on which side you're on, the ball curling round away from the batsman

11.6

Pathan to Hussey, no run, swing away from the left hander, the ball going on towards middle and leg, and defended well

Australia 53/2   MEK Hussey 4* (10b 1x4)

12.6

Sharma to Hussey, 1 leg bye, stays over for the left hander, angles it back in but starts too wide and it's turned off the legs down to fine leg

Australia 57/2   MEK Hussey 4* (11b 1x4)

13.1

Kumble to Hussey, 1 run, loops it on leg, Hussey turns it off the legs behind square

Australia 58/2   MEK Hussey 5* (12b 1x4)

14.3

Sharma to Hussey, no run, stays over for the left hander, that one slightly closer than his previous offerings, but it's well left all the same on the front foot

14.4

Sharma to Hussey, no run, bustled past him again, this one angling vaguely wide and jumping on further away from the batsman, who chooses to leave with caution

14.5

Sharma to Hussey, no run, round the wicket this time, but still fails to make the batsman play, down the corridor

14.6

Sharma to Hussey, no run, again, that one goes through to the keeper and it's easily left

Australia 65/2   MEK Hussey 5* (16b 1x4)

15.2

Kumble to Hussey, 2 runs, and he averts the dreaded pair, pushing forward to a length ball and running wide of slip, Sharma does the chasing

15.3

Kumble to Hussey, no run, first loud appeal of the day, as Hussey strides forward to one that pitches on off and spins in sharply, thats a very good shout as the ball clips the front pad but Bowden shakes his head, it looked like hitting middle stump but perhaps heights the factor

15.4

Kumble to Hussey, no run, quicker one, on a length and he gets over it to defend

15.5

Kumble to Hussey, no run, again he hits a good length and Hussey has to get over it in a hurry

15.6

Kumble to Hussey, no run, flighted on off stump, he waits for the spin and defends to slip

Australia 68/2   MEK Hussey 7* (21b 1x4)

17.1

Kumble to Hussey, no run, well flighted, middle and leg, spins down and he turns it to short leg

17.2

Kumble to Hussey, no run, holds back the length, spins in and Hussey gets back to defend

17.3

Kumble to Hussey, 3 runs, spins down the leg stump and he turns it into the big gap at square leg

Australia 75/2   MEK Hussey 10* (24b 1x4)

18.1

Singh to Hussey, no run, good length but a touch wide so Hussey can just leave that one for Dhoni

18.2

Singh to Hussey, no run, short of a length, comes in, Hussey gets across to off and defends to point

18.3

Singh to Hussey, no run, short of a length on the stumps, he gets across and defends it

18.4

Singh to Hussey, no run, short and sliding down leg stump, he misses and Dhoni collects

18.5

Singh to Hussey, no run, back of a length and a bit wide, Hussey again opts to let that one go

18.6

Singh to Hussey, no run, short of a length, middle and off, he gets across and taps it to midwicket

Australia 79/2   MEK Hussey 10* (30b 1x4)

19.2

Sharma to Hussey, no run, short of a length, pitching outside leg and going across, well defended

19.3

Sharma to Hussey, no run, back of a length, good shape away from Hussey, who leaves very well too

19.4

Sharma to Hussey, 1 no ball, pitches fuller outside leg, Sharma overstepping, Hussey turns to midwicket

19.4

Sharma to Hussey, no run, and thats an edge that doesn't carry, Hussey poking at a good delivery going across the body but the ball dies in front of Laxman at second slip

19.5

Sharma to Hussey, 3 runs, full outside leg stump, Hussey waits and turns through the gap at square leg and midwicket for a well-run triple

Australia 84/2   MEK Hussey 13* (35b 1x4)

20.1

Singh to Hussey, no run, back of a length outside off stump, he gets across and leaves it be

20.2

Singh to Hussey, no run, fuller, much fuller, but wide enough for Hussey to again leave

20.3

Singh to Hussey, no run, extra bounce that time, as it comes into him, but he gets up and defends

20.4

Singh to Hussey, no run, good channel, hitting a length and seaming away, after Hussey leaves well

20.5

Singh to Hussey, no run, full and even wider, moving away, he has a look-see and leaves it be

20.6

Singh to Hussey, no run, sharp bounce again, this one coming in off a short length and going over the top of off as Hussey judges it well and shoulders arms .... oohs and aahs from the fielders

Australia 84/2   MEK Hussey 13* (41b 1x4)

21.1

Sharma to Hussey, no run, lovely angle across Hussey, 142ks, and he leaves it be wisely

21.2

Sharma to Hussey, no run, good stuff, seaming across Hussey off an irritating length and he leaves

21.3

Sharma to Hussey, no run, back of a length, 138ks, comes across from leg and he gets tall to keep it down

21.4

Sharma to Hussey, no run, a touch fuller, good angle though, and Hussey plays it to cover

21.5

Sharma to Hussey, 1 run, too short on leg stump, tucks up Hussey but he gets aerial and short-arm jabs into the gap at square leg with ease

Australia 87/2   MEK Hussey 14* (46b 1x4)

22.1

Singh to Hussey, no run, short of a length, good lift again, Hussey has a look and leaves it alone

22.2

Singh to Hussey, no run, good length and wide, 136ks, he strides in and leaves, nice shape

22.3

Singh to Hussey, no run, good length, hitting an off-stump line and he shoulders arms

22.4

Singh to Hussey, no run, short one slips well wide of leg stump, Hussey sizes it up to have a pull but opts out as the ball gets wider of him, Dhoni dives to his right and collects

22.5

Singh to Hussey, 1 run, smart change-up, a yorker swinging into leg stump, surprising Hussey who has to react instantly and roll the bat, just getting wood on it and edging to fine leg

Australia 88/2   MEK Hussey 15* (51b 1x4)

24.1

Singh to Hussey, no run, full and a touch wide, he gets across and shoulders arms

24.2

Singh to Hussey, no run, full and wider, good shape away, he gets across and leaves off the front foot

24.3

Singh to Hussey, 1 run, short down leg stump, Hussey pulls out to deep fine leg

Australia 91/2   MEK Hussey 16* (54b 1x4)

25.1

Sharma to Hussey, no run, good length, moving away from Hussey, caught on the crease, and he just gets some bat on it to run the ball to point

25.2

Sharma to Hussey, 1 run, pitches outside leg and allows him a single, worked off the pads

Australia 96/2   MEK Hussey 17* (56b 1x4)

26.1

Pathan to Hussey, FOUR, thats a poor ball, very short and wide and he cracks that over point, it was in the air but hit very hard and wide of the fielder

26.2

Pathan to Hussey, no run, better line, back of a length on off stump and he gets across to defend

26.3

Pathan to Hussey, no run, hits a good length, seams away, Hussey comes forward and leaves

26.4

Pathan to Hussey, 1 run, back of a length, pitches on off and goes away, Hussey gets over it and drops it at his feet, calling for the sharp single and Ponting responds excellently, thats quality running

26.6

Pathan to Hussey, no run, good length outside off, holds its line, Hussey shoulders arms off the front foot

Australia 102/2   MEK Hussey 22* (61b 2x4)

27.4

Sharma to Hussey, no run, good length outside off stump, 136ks, comes back in to catch him on the front leg but theres a bit of wood on that so no appeal

27.5

Sharma to Hussey, no run, fuller in length, goes away from Hussey, who shoulders arms

27.6

Sharma to Hussey, no run, back of a length, 134ks, pitches on leg and shapes to off, he gets over it and defends to round of the over ... and Bowden calls for drinks

Australia 103/2   MEK Hussey 22* (64b 2x4)

28.3

Pathan to Hussey, no run, good length, middle and off, seams away and he defends well

28.4

Pathan to Hussey, no run, short of a length, he gets across and defends to point

28.5

Pathan to Hussey, no run, good channel outside off, 128ks, seams away and confidently left

28.6

Pathan to Hussey, no run, short one outside off, he goes for the pull but mistimes to midwicket

Australia 104/2   MEK Hussey 22* (68b 2x4)

30.1

Pathan to Hussey, no run, thats a loose one, full toss on middle and off, played back to Pathan

30.2

Pathan to Hussey, no run, good length on the stumps, defended off the front foot to Pathan

30.3

Pathan to Hussey, no run, wider one, no movement, he gets across and leaves it be

30.4

Pathan to Hussey, no run, tight delivery, right up there and Hussey watchfully defends to cover

30.5

Pathan to Hussey, no run, short of a length, again wide, he thinks about cutting but leaves it be

30.6

Pathan to Hussey, 3 runs, thats a good cut, getting right over a short one and placing wide of Sehwag at point, who runs after it and dives on the ropes to cut off four

Australia 111/2   MEK Hussey 25* (74b 2x4)

31.1

Sharma to Hussey, no run, fuller length on middle and leg, Hussey defends it on the leg side

31.2

Sharma to Hussey, no run, back of a length on middle and leg, he gets across and defends

31.3

Sharma to Hussey, 5 wides, banged in very short, slides down leg and even Dhoni cannot get there

31.3

Sharma to Hussey, no run, fuller in length, well outside off, he gets forward and shoulders arms

31.4

Sharma to Hussey, 1 run, short one again, he rides the bounce well and turns it to the on-side, and thats some excellent running between the wickets

Australia 117/2   MEK Hussey 26* (78b 2x4)

32.1

Pathan to Hussey, no run, good length just outside off, nagging line, Hussey shoulders arms

32.2

Pathan to Hussey, no run, back of a length again outside off, he gets across and leaves

32.3

Pathan to Hussey, no run, good yorker, 127ks, middle and off, slight drift, well dug out to Pathan

32.4

Pathan to Hussey, no run, slides wide of the pads, Hussey can't get bat on it and Dhoni takes

32.5

Pathan to Hussey, no run, tight delivery on off stump, getting Hussey forward to defend

32.6

Pathan to Hussey, no run, good angle, straightening after pitching outside off, again he leaves

Australia 117/2   MEK Hussey 26* (84b 2x4)

34.1

Pathan to Hussey, no run, back of a length and going across, he gets across and leaves it be

34.2

Pathan to Hussey, 1 run, full and wide, he gets forward and squeezes wide of point

Australia 123/3   MEK Hussey 27* (86b 2x4)

35.1

Sharma to Hussey, no run, slides down leg stump, wide of the pads and Dhoni does the taking

35.2

Sharma to Hussey, FOUR, thats a lovely drive, just meeting the fuller one and driving on the up past Ganguly in the covers, excellent timing from Hussey

35.3

Sharma to Hussey, 1 run, back of a length on off stump, he gets behind and drives to mid-off for one

35.6

Sharma to Hussey, no run, short of a length, pitching on leg and going across, defended off the back foot

Australia 129/3   MEK Hussey 32* (90b 3x4)

37.1

Kumble to Hussey, FOUR, pitches on leg and spins down, thats a deft nudge off the pads to fine leg, a lovely touch shot from Hussey, who's applied himself excellently today

37.2

Kumble to Hussey, 1 run, 89ks, flatter one spins in from middle and leg, tucked to square leg

37.4

Kumble to Hussey, 1 run, short on middle and leg, he pulls into the ground but does pick the gap wide of leg gully and Pathan scurries in from backward square leg to field

Australia 138/3   MEK Hussey 38* (93b 4x4)

38.1

Singh to Hussey, no run, back of a length outside off stump, Hussey has a look and leaves it be

38.2

Singh to Hussey, no run, good length but too wide and Hussey can leave those alone all day

38.3

Singh to Hussey, 1 run, full toss outside off, slashed wide of backward point for a single to Jaffer

38.5

Singh to Hussey, no run, good channel there, tempting the drive but he gets up and leaves it be

38.6

Singh to Hussey, no run, fuller, just, rapping Hussey on the pads as he plays forward, the bat not coming into the frame, RP and the slips appeal but Rauf reckons that was outside the line of impact, as the batsman strode well forward

Australia 140/3   MEK Hussey 39* (98b 4x4)

40.1

Singh to Hussey, 1 run, runs immediately, as Hussey tucks one slanting down leg into the gap

Australia 143/3   MEK Hussey 40* (99b 4x4)

41.1

Kumble to Hussey, FOUR, too short on the stumps and Hussey duly pulls out to deep midwicket

41.2

Kumble to Hussey, no run, fizzed up on a good length, Hussey gets well forward and defends

41.3

Kumble to Hussey, no run, looped up on off stump, drifting in, Hussey gets to the pitch and defends

41.4

Kumble to Hussey, no run, looped up on off stump again, drawing a full forward defensive

41.5

Kumble to Hussey, no run, the wrong 'un, pitching on middle and off and getting Hussey defending

41.6

Kumble to Hussey, no run, fuller, plenty of air on that one outside off, Hussey gets forward to block

Australia 151/3   MEK Hussey 44* (105b 5x4)

43.1

Kumble to Hussey, no run, flighted outside leg stump, Hussey smothers the spin, Kumble half-shouts

43.2

Kumble to Hussey, 1 no ball, quicker and flatter outside off, Hussey gets across and leaves it be

43.2

Kumble to Hussey, no run, flighted up on off stump, bringing Hussey onto the front foot, defending

43.3

Kumble to Hussey, 1 run, legbreak spins down leg stump, and Hussey nudges into the gap

Australia 153/3   MEK Hussey 45* (109b 5x4)

44.1

Singh to Hussey, no run, nagging outside-the-off channel, 133ks, Hussey shoulders arms

44.2

Singh to Hussey, no run, straighter one, sliding down, 129ks, on-driven to the fielder

44.3

Singh to Hussey, 1 run, short of a length on middle and leg, he shuffles and works into the gap

44.6

Singh to Hussey, OUT, and thats given! Last ball of the over, RP gets Hussey playing forward, missing the line, and the ball hits him on the knee roll just about in line with middle stump, Asad Rauf has a think and then decides thats out

MEK Hussey lbw b Singh 46 (165m 113b 5x4 0x6) SR: 40.70

Australia 159/4   MEK Hussey 46 (113b 5x4)
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
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