India tour of Australia, 3rd Test: Australia v India at Perth, Jan 16-19, 2008
India won by 72 runs
16,17,18,19 January 2008 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
1.1

Johnson to Jaffer, no run, well, he seam-positioned that one all the way down leg, short, and the batsman shapes to tuck it off his hips, but mis-times it

1.2

Johnson to Jaffer, no run, good length outside off, defended on the front foot

1.3

Johnson to Jaffer, no run, through to the keeper, left alone

1.4

Johnson to Jaffer, no run, a bit of nip away from the batsman, and good rise, the pitch looking fairly sharp early on. It's left on the back foot

1.5

Johnson to Jaffer, no run, short ball, and straight, defended back down on the back foot

1.6

Johnson to Jaffer, 2 runs, pitched up and well driven through the covers where Rogers sets off in successful pursuit

India 11/0   MG Johnson 1-0-2-0
3.1

Johnson to Jaffer, no run, 145.7kph, defended on the front foot

3.2

Johnson to Jaffer, no run, good delivery, just across the right hander, who judges well in shouldering arms

3.3

Johnson to Jaffer, 1 run, turned off the legs at 149.3kph, so a touch quicker, pushed into midwicket

3.4

Johnson to Sehwag, 1 run, turned off the legs into the on-side once more

3.5

Johnson to Jaffer, no run, left alone outside off, this one at 149.2kph

3.6

Johnson to Jaffer, no run, shapes for the cover drive, but takes the outside edge controlled down to gully with a hard flash, this one touching 150kph

India 16/0   MG Johnson 2-0-4-0
8.1

Johnson to Jaffer, FOUR, on off, pushed off the legs with a good clip in front of midwicket

8.2

Johnson to Jaffer, no run, defended back down off the back foot, that one 143.9kph

8.3

Johnson to Jaffer, no run, pushed across the right hander, wide enough to leave, so he does

8.4

Johnson to Jaffer, no run, defended on the back foot this time, tidy line from Johnson

8.5

Johnson to Jaffer, no run, a lick of swing back in to the right hander, who waits, and defends into the on-side from off

8.6

Johnson to Jaffer, FOUR, cracking shot, Jaffer just leans into a press which plinks the ball through mid-off. He hardly touched it, and it travelled

India 46/0   MG Johnson 3-0-12-0
10.1

Johnson to Jaffer, no run, defended on the back foot this time

10.2

Johnson to Jaffer, 1 run, pushed into midwicket from outside off

10.3

Johnson to Sehwag, 1 run, nudged away for a nice'n'easy single, jogged through

10.4

Johnson to Jaffer, no run, defended down on the back foot from outside off

10.5

Johnson to Jaffer, no run, played well off the front foot towards midwicket, cheers for the shot, but cheers from the other seciotn for a great stop

10.6

Johnson to Jaffer, no run, curled back in invitingly from outside off, the batsman shoulders arms, however

India 52/0   MG Johnson 4-0-14-0
12.1

Johnson to Jaffer, no run, pushes far enough across the right hander for him to leave comfortably

12.2

Johnson to Jaffer, no run, left alone outside off now

12.3

Johnson to Jaffer, no run, more leaving outside off

12.4

Johnson to Jaffer, no run, on leg, played down off the shins into the on-side

12.5

Johnson to Jaffer, no run, very full delivery, pitching on the line where the stumps are pitched, outside off, so it's left alone

12.6

Johnson to Jaffer, no run, defended on the front foot this time

India 56/0   MG Johnson 5-1-14-0
14.1

Johnson to Sehwag, no run, left alone outside off

14.2

Johnson to Sehwag, no run, left alone outside leg, just for a change

14.3

Johnson to Sehwag, no run, short ball left alone

14.4

Johnson to Sehwag, no run, pacy one through outside off

14.5

Johnson to Sehwag, no run, on middle-and-leg, rises up, fended back down

14.6

Johnson to Sehwag, no run, outside off, played down off the back foot into the covers

India 57/0   MG Johnson 6-2-14-0
16.1

Johnson to Sehwag, no run, outside off, goes for a drive away from the body, doesn't connect

16.2

Johnson to Sehwag, no run, outside off, pushed down off the back foot

16.3

Johnson to Sehwag, no run, right up there and defended on the front foot

16.4

Johnson to Sehwag, OUT, he's gone! Sehwag trying to cut off the back foot, gets the outside edge off a quicker one, at 148.6kph to be exact, and Gilchrist does the rest

V Sehwag c †Gilchrist b Johnson 29 (80m 58b 6x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

16.5

Johnson to Dravid, no run, down leg, Dravid makes a half-motion of chasing it round, then stops on the shot

16.6

Johnson to Dravid, no run, strides forward but leaves the ball through

India 57/1   MG Johnson 7-3-14-1
18.1

Johnson to Dravid, no run, outside off, defended on the front foot

18.2

Johnson to Dravid, 2 runs, pushed across the right hander, pressed down through the gully

18.3

Johnson to Dravid, no run, on off, pushed down off the back foot, into the on-side

18.4

Johnson to Dravid, no run, well bowled, and well played, the ball going through outside off, around hip height, the batsman swaying himself and his hands out of the way well

18.5

Johnson to Dravid, no run, left alone

18.6

Johnson to Dravid, no run, and again

India 59/1   MG Johnson 8-3-16-1
32.1

Johnson to Dravid, FOUR, good stoke! Slower ball, 137ks and very full and Dravid presents a full face of the bat and times it perfectly back past the stumps for four

32.2

Johnson to Dravid, no run, short of a length outside leg stump, Dravid turns it to square leg

32.3

Johnson to Dravid, no run, good length delivery, angled across Dravid at a decent pace and he leaves

32.4

Johnson to Dravid, no run, short and a wee bit wide, he cuts it late and Symonds dives at gully very well

32.5

Johnson to Dravid, FOUR, another positive stroke, as Dravid leans into a full delivery and threads the gap at cover, he's middling some of these shots well is Dravid

32.6

Johnson to Dravid, no run, full outside leg stump, Dravid shapes to flick but the ball clips his back leg

India 116/2   MG Johnson 9-3-24-1
34.1

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, good length, pushed across him and he shoulders arms

34.2

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, 140.3ks, pushed across him a touch wider but he again leaves

34.3

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, seams across Tendulkar, who has a good look-see before leaving

34.4

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, once again, he pushes it across him on a very full length, same result too

34.5

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, now he changes the length, holding it back to force Tendulkar into a very late and feeble cut shot, the ball climbs and skims over the top edge of his bat as he produces a nothing shot from the crease

34.6

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, back he goes, pitching full and he gets forward to leave it alone

India 117/2   MG Johnson 10-4-24-1
36.1

Johnson to Tendulkar, 1 run, 142ks, sits up outside leg stump and Tendulkar gets up on one leg to swat it away past square leg for a single

36.2

Johnson to Dravid, no run, short of a length and angling across Dravid, who gets tall and watches it go

36.3

Johnson to Dravid, no run, good length and going across him, he again is calm just leaving it be

36.4

Johnson to Dravid, no run, this one kicks up off the surface and Dravid gets tall as well, dropping it safely in front of point

36.5

Johnson to Dravid, no run, good change-up delivery from Johnson, pitching very full and sucking Dravid into a loose drive off the front foot, the ball beating his bat

36.6

Johnson to Dravid, no run, now its short of a length and Dravid prefers to shoulder arms, as drinks are called for. Just enough time to get a cup of coffee.

India 120/2   MG Johnson 11-4-25-1
38.1

Johnson to Dravid, no run, good length, a touch wide though, and he leaves it be for Gilchrist

38.2

Johnson to Dravid, 1 leg bye, strays down leg stump and Dravid clips down to fine leg for a single ... nope, its off the pads apparently

38.3

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, sees the width, cracks it off the back foot but cant beat Symonds at point

38.4

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, thats rubbish, very very wide of off stump and he watches it go

38.5

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, full on middle and off, 141ks, Tendulkar shuffles across and flicks it to midwicket, itching for the single

38.6

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, short of a length outside leg stump, tries to tuck but ball clips thigh pad

India 125/2   MG Johnson 12-5-25-1
40.1

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, good delivery, hitting a short length and zipping across Tendulkar, who makes sure to cover off stump and come forward before twirling the bat out of harm's way

40.2

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, short ball, 142ks, a touch wide and Tendulkar hustles to defend

40.3

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, back of a length, seaming away from off stump, he watches it go by

40.4

Johnson to Tendulkar, 1 run, strays onto the pads, Tendulkar hops up and gets the faintest bit of bat on it and works it into the yawning gap behind square leg

40.5

Johnson to Dravid, no run, good delivery, pacy and bouncing away outside off stump, luring Dravid into a leaden-footed poke at it and he narrowly misses getting a nick on that one

40.6

Johnson to Dravid, no run, sharp again, a good length and seaming away from Dravid, who's hurried into his defensive but plays it with soft hands along the ground to Hussey at gully

India 126/2   MG Johnson 13-5-26-1
42.1

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, short, good angle across him, run down to gully off the back foot

42.2

Johnson to Tendulkar, 2 runs, good ball, short, 142ks, he hops up and plays it to cover, sprinting down the other and the there's a loose return to the stumps so Dravid's safe, and there's an overthrow

42.3

Johnson to Tendulkar, 4 leg byes, angles down the leg stump, ball clips the pads and runs away, the attempted inswinger didn't go Johnson's way

42.4

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, good length outside off stump, he gets forward and plays a good-looking drive to extra cover

42.5

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, full on off stump, hint of reverse-swing, he gets forward and drives to mid-off

42.6

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, full again, in the spot to be driven but Tendulkar's slow into the shot and survives with an inside-edge onto the back leg

India 137/2   MG Johnson 14-5-28-1
60.1

Johnson to Ganguly, no run, short of a length on off stump, Ganguly gets in line and defends to point

60.2

Johnson to Ganguly, FOUR, cheeky and effective, Ganguly getting airborne to a short and rising delivery well outside off stump and steering over slips and gully for a one-bounce four

60.3

Johnson to Ganguly, no run, predictably, very full and a touch slower and Ganguly drives to cover

60.4

Johnson to Ganguly, no run, good length again, forcing him into a watchful defensive shot to cover

60.5

Johnson to Ganguly, OUT, oh good catch, Hussey! Ganguly stands his ground and flirts with a wide delivery, and Hussey dives to his right and intercepts a very good catch in the air at backward point to get rid of him, terrific reflexes

SC Ganguly c Hussey b Johnson 9 (17m 12b 2x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

60.6

Johnson to Laxman, 1 run, full ball on off stump, Laxman gets down quickly and keeps it out to cover

India 215/4   MG Johnson 15-5-33-2
62.1

Johnson to Dravid, no run, good length outside off stump, Dravid comes forward and defends to cover

62.2

Johnson to Dravid, no run, full and very wide, Dravid chases it and makes a mess, chopping into the ground in front of Clarke at point

62.3

Johnson to Dravid, 1 run, short outside leg stump, gets Dravid hopping and turning it wide of square leg

62.4

Johnson to Laxman, FOUR, up and over Hussey at gully, as Laxman is sucked into a loose drive away from his body and survives as the ball didn't go to hand!

62.5

Johnson to Laxman, 2 runs, strays down leg stump and Laxman flicks off the pads with ease

62.6

Johnson to Laxman, no run, good stuff, pitching on a good length and drawing another faulty push away from the body, Laxman beaten on that occasion

India 228/4   MG Johnson 16-5-40-2
64.1

Johnson to Dravid, no run, good length on the stumps, Dravid walks into a forward defensive

64.2

Johnson to Dravid, FOUR, freebie, down the pads and he gets a touch on it to help the ball to fine leg

64.3

Johnson to Dravid, no run, good length outside off stump, he walks forward and defends to cover

64.4

Johnson to Dravid, no run, thats a good shout! Johnson nails a good yorker on off stump and Dravid fails to bring the toe end of the bat down in time, the ball hits boot first and its very tough to judge that one, the ball may have carried on past off stump ... replays are inconclusive as well ... a very good ball from Johnson

64.5

Johnson to Dravid, FOUR, a touch wide of off stump, Dravid gets back and cuts wide of gully

64.6

Johnson to Dravid, no run, good length on off stump, he gets in line and defends watchfully

India 237/4   MG Johnson 17-5-48-2
66.1

Johnson to Laxman, no run, back of a length on leg, squares him up, Laxman nearly chops it onto the stumps

66.2

Johnson to Laxman, no run, bowls this one wide outside off, gets it to move away, left alone

66.3

Johnson to Laxman, no run, hits a good length outside off, Laxman turns his wrists and tucks it to square leg

66.4

Johnson to Laxman, FOUR, wide outside off and moving away, Laxman stretches out, stays on the back foot and glides it off an open face past gully and down to third man

66.5

Johnson to Laxman, no run, fuller in length outside off, pushed towards gully

66.6

Johnson to Laxman, no run, full and wide outside the off stump, Laxman gets his bat down and softly pushes to mid-off

India 249/4   MG Johnson 18-5-52-2
68.1

Johnson to Dravid, no run, tempts him with width outside off, Dravid opens the face and glides it to gully on the first bounce

68.2

Johnson to Dravid, no run, good length outside the off stump, pushed to the off side

68.3

Johnson to Dravid, no run, full outside the off stump, in the slot to drive, Dravid pushes it firmly to the covers, that was a good stroke but the placement wasn't right

68.4

Johnson to Dravid, 1 wide, bangs it in short outside leg, goes through quite quickly to Gilchrist as Dravid sways away

68.4

Johnson to Dravid, no run, poor calling.... Dravid tucks it with soft hands to the on side, laxman sets off, Dravid sends him back, Johnson collects the ball isn't quick enough with the throw as Laxman makes his ground

68.5

Johnson to Dravid, 2 runs, fuller and swinging in, Dravid tucks it down to fine leg and sets off

68.6

Johnson to Dravid, no run

India 253/4   MG Johnson 19-5-55-2
80.1

Johnson to Laxman, 1 wide, short and slanting away outside off stump, Laxman gets up and then leaves

80.1

Johnson to Laxman, no run, good length, nipping back off the seam and he gets bat forward in time

80.2

Johnson to Laxman, no run, short of a length, decent shape back into Laxman, who checks his defence

80.3

Johnson to Laxman, no run, back of a length, a touch wide, moves back in after Laxman opts to leave

80.4

Johnson to Laxman, no run, full this time, as Johnson searches for swing, its driven to extra cover

80.5

Johnson to Laxman, 1 run, short of a length and he gets back nicely, pushing into the covers for one

80.6

Johnson to Dhoni, 1 run, full outside off and Dhoni plays an expansive cover-drive with little movement of the feet

India 283/5   MG Johnson 20-5-58-2
82.1

Johnson to Dhoni, no run, oh thats close, as Dhoni opts to shoulder arms to one that narrowly misses clipping the top of off stump

82.2

Johnson to Dhoni, no run, fuller, looking for swing, Dhoni comes forward and defends to cover

82.3

Johnson to Dhoni, FOUR, there's his first boundary, reaching out to a wide one and driving past cover

82.4

Johnson to Dhoni, no run, short of a length outside off, he gets across and leaves it be

82.5

Johnson to Dhoni, no run, 138.6ks, back of a length, Dhoni inches forward and defends

82.6

Johnson to Dhoni, no run, short of a length outside off, angling away, 138ks, well left

India 293/6   MG Johnson 21-5-62-2
84.1

Johnson to Dhoni, no run, bangs that one in short and as it rises the batsman stays in the line on middle, swaying his head out of the way, but not the shoulder and it raps him hard

84.2

Johnson to Dhoni, no run, regulation straight delivery, doesn't quite get up, in front of off and defended

84.3

Johnson to Dhoni, no run, over the wicket, angles in towards middle and leg, a bit of in-drift raps him as the batsman lets it crash on to his pads

84.4

Johnson to Dhoni, no run, spears that way wide of the batsman here, down off, it pitches full and is left alone

84.5

Johnson to Dhoni, no run, hint of curve back in from outside off now on a good length, the batsman is a bit late on the defensive but manages to squeeze some bat down on it

84.6

Johnson to Dhoni, 1 run, outside off, a good length ball which is fended on the front foot with a straight bat into the covers

India 298/6   MG Johnson 22-5-63-2
86.1

Johnson to Pathan, no run, left-armer to left hander, great ball first up, Pathan stabs forward down the line of off and squares up, squirting an outside edge tantalisingly toward the waiting slips

86.2

Johnson to Pathan, no run, a crashing yorker on middle that's just dug out at the last millisecond by a hastened batsman

86.3

Johnson to Pathan, 1 leg bye, strays on to leg this time, enough width for a relieved Pathan to work the ball off his legs and get off strike - Johnson, bowling around the 140s, is sharp out there

86.4

Johnson to Dhoni, no run, up there and defended on the front foot, not much room to do much else

86.5

Johnson to Dhoni, no run, angled across the right hander, nipping away on the seam, wide enough to leave

86.6

Johnson to Dhoni, no run, aggression here from Dhoni, good to see, pouncing on the touch of width on offer outside off, and driving crashingly to the covers where it's sharply stopped by the big fella AKA Stuart Clark

India 299/6   MG Johnson 23-6-63-2
88.1

Johnson to Pathan, no run, slung with no little muscle down the off-side, shortish, but wide and left

88.2

Johnson to Pathan, no run, a better length, fuller, and also slightly tighter, but Pathan judges it well in leaving

88.3

Johnson to Pathan, no run, slinks that one down the channel

88.4

Johnson to Pathan, no run, pushed down the channel, and Pathan leaves it very easily

88.5

Johnson to Pathan, no run, ...but not this time, a miscue outside off, playing a short one away from his body with a scold-worthily lack of footwork which nearly undoes him, but the ball goes safe in front of him

88.6

Johnson to Pathan, no run, similar kind of delivery, if tighter, and Pathan is able to defend more sturdily this time

India 300/6   MG Johnson 24-7-63-2
90.1

Johnson to Pathan, no run, Johnson bustles in again, all shoulders, and aims on off stump, a tight length earning him a "Well bowled" as Pathan defends

90.2

Johnson to Pathan, 1 run, Pathan decides enough is enough and aims to squeeze a ball on off through midwicket; he gets bat on it, but not much and that looked more a shot of desperation than anything

90.3

Johnson to Dhoni, 1 run, but Dhoni is more confident, the ball shortish on middle, and he presses down off the hips for an easy clip-and-run

90.4

Johnson to Pathan, 3 runs, and a better shot from Pathan too, taking one from off and working out in front of midwicket. Some good running from the batsmen, there

90.5

Johnson to Dhoni, no run, stays over to the right hander, good length ball on off, defended forward

90.6

Johnson to Dhoni, no run, slower delivery, 138.9kph, drops down in front of off, almost yorker length, and it's tidily defended

India 305/6   MG Johnson 25-7-68-2
92.1

Johnson to Dhoni, no run, oh hello, not much daylight offered on that one, right up there on off and forcing the defensive

92.2

Johnson to Dhoni, 2 runs, half-volley on off, not quite timed, but they pick up something all the same from a front-foot push

92.3

Johnson to Dhoni, no run, moved back in from the seam from outside off, cutting right back and rapping his bat above the sticks, the ball crashing back into his body

92.4

Johnson to Dhoni, FOUR, a stand-and-deliver shot from Dhoni, literally, he took one step, stopped and then swung his arms away from his body through the covers. Belted

92.5

Johnson to Dhoni, no run, Johnson responds well with a better-length delivery that rears up outside off, forcing Dhoni to shoulder arms once on his haunches

92.6

Johnson to Dhoni, 1 run, outside off once more, Dhoni stands firm and tries to repeat a similar shot from two balls back, only straighter. He plays it a fraction late and the ball crashes off the toe of the bat into the floor and hardly goes anywhere

India 316/6   MG Johnson 26-7-75-2
94.1

Johnson to Pathan, no run, stays over, obviously enough as he's facing a left hander, up there on off, and snuffed out defensively on the front foot

94.2

Johnson to Pathan, no run, hurried on to him down the same line, the ball jumping up and defended back down on the back foot

94.3

Johnson to Pathan, FOUR, strays on to middle with the attempted yorker that's in fact a half-volley, Pathan waiting for the one which angled back in to him and flicked it in front of midwicket

94.4

Johnson to Pathan, FOUR, overcorrects with a wide one, Pathan crashes out a cut through the gully that flies in the air but Superman Hussey can't stay airborne long enough as he dives to the left

94.5

Johnson to Pathan, no run, defended this time

94.6

Johnson to Pathan, 1 run, turned well off the legs through fine leg to round off a useful over for India

India 327/6   MG Johnson 27-7-84-2
96.1

Johnson to Pathan, no run, right up there and defended forward

96.2

Johnson to Pathan, 1 run, presses forward to clip into midwicket on the front foot, the ball a regulation one on off

96.3

Johnson to Kumble, no run, cracker from Johnson, evil movement in the air and pitches just outside off, nearly clipping the batsman's outside edge, a nervy one for Kumble

96.4

Johnson to Kumble, no run, pushed a bit wider, fended away from the body on the front foot into the covers

96.5

Johnson to Kumble, 1 run, a drop at gully, Clark diving to his left, as Kumble lashed a back-foot cut hard down from a wideish delivery

96.6

Johnson to Pathan, OUT, another wicket, a full delivery, a dipping low toss rapping him on the front shin in front of leg, and a smiling Johnson roars his appeal, knowing what the answer will be

IK Pathan lbw b Johnson 28 (73m 44b 4x4 0x6) SR: 63.63

India 330/8   MG Johnson 28-7-86-3
98.1

Johnson to Singh, no run, Johnson misdirects a bouncer over leg, which is crouched under

98.2

Johnson to Singh, OUT, Johnson wraps up the innings by flinging down a climbing delivery which rises and catches the top of RP Singh's blade, the ricochet pouched by Hussey who stands, nearly celebrates before the ball's reached him, and was never in a month of Sundays going to drop that one

RP Singh c Hussey b Johnson 0 (7m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

India 330/10   MG Johnson 28.2-7-86-4
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