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

71.2

Kumble to Clark, no run, full outside off stump, pushed into the covers off the front foot

71.3

Kumble to Clark, 1 run, there's the flipper, well played off the back foot wide of short leg

Australia 254/8   SR Clark 1* (2b)

72.1

Sehwag to Clark, 1 run, tossed up on leg stump, spins down and Clark tucks wide of leg gully

Australia 255/8   SR Clark 2* (3b)

73.1

Kumble to Clark, no run, straighter one, flighted up on middle and leg, Clark drives it back

73.2

Kumble to Clark, no run, flatter, 84ks, Clark gets back and across and defends to Kumble

73.3

Kumble to Clark, no run, looks like the wrong 'un, Clark striding forward and surviving via the inside-edge

73.4

Kumble to Clark, no run, spins down leg stump, tucked to the man under the helmet at short leg

73.5

Kumble to Clark, no run, looped up invitingly on off stump, Clark drives back to Kumble

73.6

Kumble to Clark, no run, close call! Clark plods forward to one that pitches just outside off and spins in, rapped high on the pad, they all go up, but Bowden reckons it was too high

Australia 257/8   SR Clark 2* (9b)

74.5

Sehwag to Clark, no run, lobbed up down leg stump, worked off the pads wide of short leg

74.6

Sehwag to Clark, 2 runs, gets down and sweeps with the spin, past square leg, for a couple

Australia 266/8   SR Clark 4* (11b)

75.5

Sharma to Clark, FOUR, banged in short, Clark takes it from outside off and hammers over midwicket

75.6

Sharma to Clark, 2 runs, and again, another pull, this time mistimed, but wide of midwicket, out to Jaffer doing duty in the deep

Australia 273/8   SR Clark 10* (13b 1x4)

76.3

Kumble to Clark, 1 run, too full on the pads, Clark clips well through midwicket for one

76.6

Kumble to Clark, no run, quicker one, slides down leg and Clark defends hesitantly

Australia 290/8   SR Clark 11* (15b 1x4)

77.5

Sharma to Clark, no run, edged and it doesn't carry, Clark pushing away from his body and the thick edge falls short of Dravid at first slip

77.6

Sharma to Clark, no run, beaten, driving expansively and connecting with nothing but air

Australia 291/8   SR Clark 11* (17b 1x4)

78.4

Kumble to Clark, no run, flipper, sliding down leg stump, Clark defends to short leg

78.5

Kumble to Clark, 1 run, flighted on the stumps, Clark slogs out to deep midwicket for one

Australia 297/8   SR Clark 12* (19b 1x4)

79.1

Sharma to Clark, no run, short of a length, sits up and surprises him but he plays it down to gully

79.2

Sharma to Clark, no run, whoops, a slow full toss slips out of the hand and wobbles past the bat, Clark completely not picking that one

79.3

Sharma to Clark, (no ball) 1 run, another one drops short, as Clark miscues a hook shot between Dhoni and the man running in from fine leg, but its a no ball anyways!

79.4

Sharma to Clark, 1 run, banged in short, Clark pulls from outside off out to Sehwag in the deep

Australia 307/8   SR Clark 14* (23b 1x4)

80.1

Singh to Clark, no run, decent ball, 129ks, short and Clark misses the pull shot

80.2

Singh to Clark, SIX, wow, thats a shot! Clark gets a short one and pulls, not in control, and the top-edge sails over deep backward square leg for half a dozen

80.3

Singh to Clark, 1 run, back of a length, straightens from middle and off, driven into the covers

Australia 314/8   SR Clark 21* (26b 1x4 1x6)

81.1

Pathan to Clark, 1 run, full and swinging in from middle, bat comes down in time and Clark gets one just past midwicket

Australia 315/8   SR Clark 22* (27b 1x4 1x6)

82.1

Singh to Clark, FOUR, short of a length and a firm back-foot punch gets Clark four, top shot

82.2

Singh to Clark, no run, short of a length outside leg, he hops and defends to midwicket

82.3

Singh to Clark, FOUR, too short outside leg and its duly tonked through square leg for four!

82.4

Singh to Clark, 1 run, top-edge! Clark pulls and the ball flies over Dhoni, who runs to fine leg and fields

Australia 324/8   SR Clark 31* (31b 3x4 1x6)

83.1

Pathan to Clark, no run, short of a length on middle and off, Clark gets up in anticipation and defends

83.2

Pathan to Clark, no run, too short, though it comes back in, and he comfortably drives to point

83.3

Pathan to Clark, 1 run, back of a length, leg stump, and he works into the gap at midwicket

83.6

Pathan to Clark, OUT, edged and gone, as Clark flashes at a wide one and nicks through to an ecstatic Dhoni, moving to his right, and India breathe a sigh of relief!

SR Clark c †Dhoni b Pathan 32 (55m 35b 3x4 1x6) SR: 91.42

Australia 326/9   SR Clark 32 (35b 3x4 1x6)
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
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