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

13.1

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

13.2

Kumble to Ponting, no run, looped right up there on off and pressed over the ball in defence

13.3

Kumble to Ponting, no run, ripper, the ball pitching on middle and leg and ripping back past the outside edge, beating Ponting who sort-of popped the bat as he squared into it

13.4

Kumble to Ponting, FOUR, good shot in reply, a short one bouncing up on off and Ponting crashes it through the covers on the up

13.5

Kumble to Ponting, no run, on off, comes forward and defends with a push as he closes the face of the bat into short midwicket

13.6

Kumble to Ponting, 1 run, worked into the on-side again

Australia 63/2   A Kumble 1-0-6-0

15.1

Kumble to Ponting, 1 leg bye, starts off with one flighted on leg stump and Ponting's away, turning it off the pads to midwicket for the first run of the day

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   A Kumble 2-0-8-0

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

17.4

Kumble to Ponting, no run, fuller one, drifting through the air, he gets forward and defends to silly point

17.5

Kumble to Ponting, FOUR, good shot, as Kumble errs in length and Ponting cuts though the covers

17.6

Kumble to Ponting, no run, well flighted, the leg break pitching on middle and spinning away, Ponting doesn't read it all that well and just defends in front of slip

Australia 79/2   A Kumble 3-0-15-0

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

37.3

Kumble to Clarke, 1 run, attempted yorker ends up a low full toss, clipped to short fine leg for one

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

37.5

Kumble to Clarke, no run, nice drift on that one, spinning away from off stump, Clarke gets back and cuts well to the man at point

37.6

Kumble to Clarke, no run, tossed up on leg stump, turned to Jaffer at short leg

Australia 138/3   A Kumble 4-0-22-0

39.1

Kumble to Clarke, no run, spins away from off stump, Clarke shoulders arms

39.2

Kumble to Clarke, no run, 87ks, spins away off a length and he defends at it

39.3

Kumble to Clarke, no run, looped up on middle and off, Clarke smothers the spin very well

39.4

Kumble to Clarke, 2 runs, short and wide, Clarke rocks back and cuts in the air to the left of Pathan at backward point, the ball bounces before him but he cannot stop runs

39.5

Kumble to Clarke, no run, flighted up on a good length, getting Clarke forward to play it back

39.6

Kumble to Clarke, no run, tossed up outside off stump and Clarke comes well forward to present a lovely compact front-foot defence to end the session

Australia 142/3   A Kumble 5-0-24-0

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   A Kumble 6-0-28-0

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

43.4

Kumble to Clarke, no run, faster one, 87ks, pushes Clarke onto the back foot and he defends

43.5

Kumble to Clarke, no run, uses his feet, Kumble keeps it flat and Clarke adjusts to defend watchfully

43.6

Kumble to Clarke, no run, shorter, flatter, getting Clarke driving off the back foot to short point

Australia 153/3   A Kumble 7-0-30-0

45.1

Kumble to Clarke, no run, wrong 'un, slides into the pads and Clarke plays to short leg

45.2

Kumble to Clarke, no run, a touch flatter, he gets back and cuts into the covers

45.3

Kumble to Clarke, no run, short and flat again, he gets back to cut but cant beat point

45.4

Kumble to Clarke, 1 run, this time he connects well and places it into the gap, making room to cut

45.5

Kumble to Symonds, 1 run, looped up generously and a firm on-drive gets him off the mark first ball

45.6

Kumble to Clarke, no run, short and flat, spinning into him, Clarke gets back and defends

Australia 161/4   A Kumble 8-0-32-0

47.1

Kumble to Symonds, no run, quicker and flatter, 93ks, Symonds gets back and plays to Kumble

47.2

Kumble to Symonds, no run, slides down the leg side, Dhoni collects and whips off the bails

47.3

Kumble to Symonds, no run, looped up on leg stump, Symonds comes well forward and smothers it

47.4

Kumble to Symonds, no run, slips down leg stump, spins in and catches him outside the line

47.5

Kumble to Symonds, no run, flighted up on an off-stump length, Symonds gets well forward to defend

47.6

Kumble to Symonds, no run, quick leg break, spinning away, Symonds reads it and presents a full face

Australia 167/4   A Kumble 9-1-32-0

49.1

Kumble to Clarke, 1 run, flights up the leg break on off stump, Clarke pushes tentatively and responds excellently to Symonds' call as the ball runs wide of point

49.2

Kumble to Symonds, SIX, just drives a powerful shot, with a massive follow-through, over mid-off

49.3

Kumble to Symonds, no run, looped up on middle and off, he gets forward tentatively and defends

49.4

Kumble to Symonds, OUT, gone! Kumble fires one in flat, and quick, at 102ks, pushing a surprised Symonds back in the crease and he's a sitter in front of middle and leg, Billy Bowden has no doubts and up comes the finger in a flash

A Symonds lbw b Kumble 12 (18m 14b 1x4 1x6) SR: 85.71

49.5

Kumble to Gilchrist, no run, spins in from outside off stump, he gets across and defends

49.6

Kumble to Gilchrist, no run, tossed up on off stump, again Gilchrist defends

Australia 177/5   A Kumble 10-1-39-1

51.1

Kumble to Clarke, no run, looped up on middle and off, Clarke defends to silly point

51.2

Kumble to Clarke, no run, tossed up on off stump, Clarke gets forward and pushes to cover

51.3

Kumble to Clarke, 1 run, pitches outside leg, drifts in, Clarke turns it wide of midwicket for one

51.4

Kumble to Gilchrist, 1 run, quicker one, 91ks, slides down leg and he tucks to short fine leg

51.5

Kumble to Clarke, no run, full in length, middle and off, he gets really forward to play it back

51.6

Kumble to Clarke, no run, tossed up on middle and off and again Clarke gets well forward to block

Australia 190/5   A Kumble 11-1-41-1

53.1

Kumble to Gilchrist, no run, flighted on middle and off, defended watchfully

53.2

Kumble to Gilchrist, 1 run, pitches outside leg, Gilchrist shuffles and nudges off the pads

53.3

Kumble to Clarke, no run, flighted up on a good length, 89ks, he comes out and defends

53.4

Kumble to Clarke, no run, tidy line, a straighter one, gets Clarke presenting a full face of the bat

53.5

Kumble to Clarke, no run, this is short and spinning away, Clarke rides the bounce and plays to point

53.6

Kumble to Clarke, no run, fuller one, drifting into the pads, Clarke adjusts and drives to midwicket

Australia 192/5   A Kumble 12-1-42-1

55.1

Kumble to Clarke, no run, drifts up on leg stump, Clarke gets well forward and defends

55.2

Kumble to Clarke, no run, tossed up on the stumps, he gets well forward and defends

55.3

Kumble to Clarke, no run, slower through the air, he gets well forward and defends

55.4

Kumble to Clarke, 2 runs, straighter one, middle and leg, Clarke tucks well into the gap on the on-side

55.5

Kumble to Clarke, 1 run, wrong 'un, middle and leg, Clarke gets across and turns it around the corner

55.6

Kumble to Gilchrist, FOUR, loose delivery, spins down leg and Gilchrist duly sweeps down to fine leg

Australia 208/5   A Kumble 13-1-49-1

57.1

Kumble to Gilchrist, no run, tossed up full on middle and leg, Gilchrist gets forward and suffocates it

57.2

Kumble to Gilchrist, no run, looped up on leg stump, spins in and Gilchrist mistimes the flick

57.3

Kumble to Gilchrist, no run, flatter and shorter, 86ks, a mistimed short-arm jab chips back to Kumble

57.4

Kumble to Gilchrist, no run, gives it some air this time, Gilchrist drives to the man at mid-off

57.5

Kumble to Gilchrist, no run, close! Tossed up down leg stump, Gilchrist tries to sweep, ball clips pad, then gloves, and spins perilously close to the stumps before rolling to Dravid at slip

57.6

Kumble to Gilchrist, 2 runs, tucks one off the pads, out to the deep, coming back for the second Clarke is just home as a good, flat throw comes back to Kumble from Pathan, its referred but thats not out

Australia 218/5   A Kumble 14-1-51-1

59.1

Kumble to Clarke, 1 run, tossed up on the stumps, Clarke shimmies down and pushes to mid-on

59.2

Kumble to Gilchrist, 1 run, tossed up outside leg stump, easy pickings for a single to fine leg

59.3

Kumble to Clarke, no run, flights up the leg break on off stump, Clarke defends to silly point

59.4

Kumble to Clarke, no run, faster one, 90ks, flat and pushing Clarke back onto the back foot

59.5

Kumble to Clarke, no run, flighted up on middle and leg, drifting down, he gets over it and defends

59.6

Kumble to Clarke, 1 run, quicker one, spinning outside off, he waits for it and dabs wide of gully

Australia 226/5   A Kumble 15-1-54-1

61.1

Kumble to Clarke, no run, looped up on off stump, Clarke pushes forward and defends to silly point

61.2

Kumble to Clarke, no run, tight stuff, no room whatsoever, flighted up middle and off and its defended

61.3

Kumble to Clarke, no run, uses his feet, drives a full one back to Kumble, who fields and throws down the stumps at Clarke's end ... aggression from both ends

61.4

Kumble to Clarke, 1 run, slower through the air, good dip on that one, clipped off the toes to midwicket

61.5

Kumble to Lee, no run, lovely delivery, the wrong 'un, pitching outside off stump, bouncing and surprising Lee, who gets back in the crease and nearly edges it

61.6

Kumble to Lee, no run, orthodox topspin on that one, but Lee gets well forward and defends

Australia 228/6   A Kumble 16-1-55-1

63.1

Kumble to Clarke, 1 run, low full toss on middle and leg, Clarke uses his feet and drives to midwicket

63.2

Kumble to Johnson, no run, looped up on leg stump, Johnson turns it past forward short leg

63.3

Kumble to Johnson, no run, looped up full on off stump, Johnson gets a firm stride in and drives to cover

63.4

Kumble to Johnson, no run, slides down leg stump, Dhoni collects and whips off the bails

63.5

Kumble to Johnson, 1 run, pitches outside leg, Johnson turns it between short leg and leg gully

63.6

Kumble to Clarke, 3 runs, extra bounce but its a tad wide outside off stump, so Clarke negotiates it well, steering wide of gully and slip and running well

Australia 234/7   A Kumble 17-1-60-1

65.1

Kumble to Clarke, no run

65.2

Kumble to Clarke, no run, looped up full on middle and leg, he drives with an inside-edge to short leg

65.3

Kumble to Clarke, no run, flatter one on middle and leg, he gets forward and defends to silly point

65.4

Kumble to Clarke, no run, quicker one, very sharp bounce, Clarke comes forward and lets it go

65.5

Kumble to Clarke, 1 run, this one slides down leg, with good bounce, and he flicks around the corner

65.6

Kumble to Johnson, no run, a tad quicker, with good loop, he gets forward and leaves, Dhoni whips off the bails

Australia 236/7   A Kumble 18-1-61-1

67.1

Kumble to Clarke, no run, flat on middle and off, Clarke gets back in the crease and drives to Kumble

67.2

Kumble to Clarke, no run, flat and much wider, this time he leaves it alone

67.3

Kumble to Clarke, FOUR, touch wide, ball spits off after he plays it late and well wide of Dravid at slip

67.4

Kumble to Clarke, no run, uses his feet, meeting a flighted one with a defensive to cover

67.5

Kumble to Clarke, 1 run, good shot, uses his feet and clips wide of mid-on for a single

67.6

Kumble to Johnson, no run, well flighted on off stump, Johnson gets bat and pad together in defence

Australia 248/7   A Kumble 19-1-66-1

69.1

Kumble to Clarke, no run, sharp bounce, and turn, 89ks outside off, Clarke leaves it be

69.2

Kumble to Clarke, 1 run, full on middle and leg, he shuffles and flicks out to deep midwicket

69.3

Kumble to Johnson, no run, flat on middle and off, forcing Johnson back in his crease, defending

69.4

Kumble to Johnson, no run, fizzed up, the topspinner luring him forward on the press and beating bat

69.5

Kumble to Johnson, 1 run, touch too short, Johnson shuffles and nudges wide of midwicket

69.6

Kumble to Clarke, no run, good flight and dip, drifting into leg stump, defended to short leg

Australia 251/7   A Kumble 20-1-68-1

71.1

Kumble to Clarke, OUT, stumped! Kumble produces one that spins across Clarke, dancing down the pitch, there's turn and bounce to completely catch him down the river, and Dhoni pulls off the easiest of stumpings to end a fine innings of 81

MJ Clarke st †Dhoni b Kumble 81 (160m 134b 10x4 0x6) SR: 60.44

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

71.4

Kumble to Johnson, no run, tossed up on the stumps, he gets forward and defends

71.5

Kumble to Johnson, no run, fuller and flatter on middle and leg, Johnson smothers the spin

71.6

Kumble to Johnson, no run, slides down leg stump, he gets forward and plays it back watchfully

Australia 254/8   A Kumble 21-1-69-2

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   A Kumble 22-2-69-2

76.1

Kumble to Johnson, FOUR, flighted outside off stump, he reaches out and slogs over midwicket, thats a powerful shot from Johnson, hitting with the turn

76.2

Kumble to Johnson, (no ball) FOUR, oversteps, Johnson short-arm jabs from off stump into the gap at short fine leg

76.2

Kumble to Johnson, 1 run, thats a loose one, flighted full outside leg, swiped out to deep square leg

76.3

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

76.4

Kumble to Johnson, FOUR, shouts of catch it as Johnson goes slog-sweeping, but no one's stopping that, a handsome smack over midwicket

76.5

Kumble to Johnson, 1 no ball, bowled ... off a no-ball! Johnson swings, ball pegs back leg stump, but Kumble has overstepped, and he is furious

76.5

Kumble to Johnson, 1 run, flighted full on leg stump, again he sweeps out to deep midwicket

76.6

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

Australia 290/8   A Kumble 23-2-86-2

78.1

Kumble to Johnson, no run, looped up full on middle and leg, Johnson defends patiently

78.2

Kumble to Johnson, FOUR, dropped and its four to boot! Johnson slogs up in the air over mid-on, Sehwag steadies himself in the deep at wide long-on, backpedaling, he takes it above his head but falls over, the ball spilling out and trickling over the ropes

78.3

Kumble to Johnson, 1 run, another slog, miscued via the top-edge over cover, and the sweeper, Tendulkar, doesn't get there in time ... Kumble is livid

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

78.6

Kumble to Johnson, SIX, oh he's slapped the pants off that one! Johnson nearly slams this out of the ground, kneeling down and clearing the leg and slogging over mid-on! What a shot!

Australia 303/8   A Kumble 24-2-98-2
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