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

Pathan to Rogers, no run, finds some good swing first up, away from the left hander, who reaches out away from his body to drive into the covers

1.2

Pathan to Rogers, no run, a touch straighter, with more swing, the ball defended quietly on the front foot

1.3

Pathan to Rogers, 2 runs, on the legs, worked into midwicket with a square flick off the front foot

1.4

Pathan to Rogers, FOUR, half-volley on off and Rogers despatches the ball with a thumping cover drive and this is his highest score in Tests

1.5

Pathan to Rogers, no run, this one whistles down off, Rogers opting to leave one which threatens to angle back at him

1.6

Pathan to Rogers, no run, huge swing in the air there, it did all sorts as it bananaed round and finally zoomed back in from outside leg to catch Rogers in front, a touch of inside edge there possibly

Australia 7/0   IK Pathan 1-0-6-0
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   IK Pathan 2-1-6-0
5.1

Pathan to Rogers, OUT, beautiful delivery, nipped away off the seam, Rogers looking to be positive is squared up on the back foot outside off and sends the thinnest of edges through

CJL Rogers c †Dhoni b Pathan 15 (22m 18b 3x4 0x6) SR: 83.33

5.2

Pathan to Ponting, 1 run, off the mark straight away with a quick single

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   IK Pathan 3-1-11-1
7.1

Pathan to Ponting, 1 run, more encouraging outswing, trouble is that it bends down the leg side

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   IK Pathan 4-1-16-1
9.1

Pathan to Ponting, no run, shuttled down the channel of leg, the batsman leaves it be as it was a tidy enough length

9.2

Pathan to Ponting, 1 run, pushed forward for a quick single

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

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   IK Pathan 5-1-21-2
11.1

Pathan to Ponting, 1 run, strayed on to leg, turned down through fine leg

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   IK Pathan 6-1-22-2
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

26.5

Pathan to Ponting, 1 run, short of a length on off stump,128ks, Ponting shuffles and flicks across the line to deep midwicket for a single

26.6

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

Australia 102/2   IK Pathan 7-1-28-2
28.1

Pathan to Ponting, no run, that nearly cuts him in half, hitting a lovely length, straightening, lifting, and going through Ponting's forward press, right though the gap between bat and pad

28.2

Pathan to Ponting, 1 run, shorter one, on the stumps, he shuffles and works to deep square leg

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   IK Pathan 8-1-29-2
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   IK Pathan 9-1-32-2
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   IK Pathan 10-2-32-2
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

34.3

Pathan to Clarke, no run, too short down leg stump, left alone and Rauf says one for the over

34.4

Pathan to Clarke, no run, back of a length on middle and off, Clarke gets nicely in line and defends

34.5

Pathan to Clarke, no run, good shape away from Clarke, off a length, and he shoulders arms

34.6

Pathan to Clarke, no run, back of a length again, off stump, Clarke gets behind the ball and defends

Australia 123/3   IK Pathan 11-2-33-2
56.1

Pathan to Clarke, no run, angled pretty wide across Clarke, 127ks, easily left alone

56.2

Pathan to Clarke, FOUR, too wide and Clarke drives superbly through extra cover, that lovely boundary raising a well-made fifty, a cool innings under pressure to keep hopes of a win flickering

56.3

Pathan to Clarke, FOUR, even better, as he times this one straight back past the stumps for four more, a firm drive to a full delivery, with positive footwork

56.4

Pathan to Clarke, no run, another half-volley, Clarke drives but cannot beat that extra man at cover

56.5

Pathan to Clarke, no run, angled across him, 128ks, too wide and so Clarke just leaves

56.6

Pathan to Clarke, no run, quicker, 131ks, back of a length and angling away, Clarke judges it well and opts to shoulder arms to that delivery

Australia 216/5   IK Pathan 12-2-41-2
58.1

Pathan to Clarke, no run, nagging outside-the-off-stump line, a solid-looking Clarke leaves it be

58.2

Pathan to Clarke, no run, gets onto the front foot and pushes at a good-length delivery, getting an outside-edge that runs along the ground to Laxman at fourth slip

58.3

Pathan to Clarke, 1 run, fuller in length and its driven down the ground, Ganguly come across from mid-off and throws it back to Dhoni's end, almost taking out Gilchrist's head

58.4

Pathan to Gilchrist, no run, back of a length on the stumps, 134ks, he gets behind the line to block

58.5

Pathan to Gilchrist, FOUR, fine shot, a pull from outside off stump to a short one, a hopeless dive in the deep from Ganguly cannot prevent four

58.6

Pathan to Gilchrist, no run, fuller outside off and thats a flowing drive to the man at mid-off

Australia 223/5   IK Pathan 13-2-46-2
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

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   IK Pathan 14-2-47-2
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

83.4

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

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   IK Pathan 15-2-49-3
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

85.5

Pathan to Tait, no run, stands and pokes at one going across him, edging along the ground to the right of Dravid at third slip

85.6

Pathan to Tait, no run, goes across him off a shorter length and he withdraws the bat in time

Australia 332/9   IK Pathan 16-2-54-3
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