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

60.1

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, tosses up the off break, spins down leg and its tucked to midwicket

60.2

Sehwag to Clarke, 1 run, flat one spins down leg, Clarke pulls out to Sharma at long leg

60.3

Sehwag to Gilchrist, OUT, and the change works brilliantly! Sehwag tosses it up outside leg stump, Gilchrist plays a most ugly sweep, the ball turns sharply and knocks back leg stump!

AC Gilchrist b Sehwag 15 (51m 22b 2x4 0x6) SR: 68.18

60.4

Sehwag to Lee, no run, tossed up generously on middle and off, Lee plods forward and defends

60.5

Sehwag to Lee, no run, flatter one, down leg stump, Lee tucks it to forward short leg

60.6

Sehwag to Lee, no run, tosses it up on middle and off, Lee gets well forward and asphyxiates the spin

Australia 227/6   V Sehwag 1-0-1-1

62.1

Sehwag to Clarke, 1 run, spins down leg stump, Clarke plays out in front of the pad and turns it fine

62.2

Sehwag to Lee, OUT, he's got another! Lee drives off the front foot, gets a thick inside-edge onto the pad and Laxman, at silly point, holds a sharp low catch to send Lee on his way!

B Lee c Laxman b Sehwag 0 (8m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

62.3

Sehwag to Johnson, no run, tossed up on middle and leg, Johnson defends well to silly point

62.4

Sehwag to Johnson, no run, tossed up on off stump, he gets onto the front foot and drives to cover

62.5

Sehwag to Johnson, no run, he opts to leave this one, as it spins sharply across off stump

62.6

Sehwag to Johnson, no run, fuller, flatter, and Johnson drives hard back to Sehwag

Australia 229/7   V Sehwag 2-0-2-2

64.1

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, tossed up on middle and leg, spins in, Clarke defends watchfully

64.2

Sehwag to Clarke, 1 leg bye, spins down leg stump, lobs up off the pad into the gap at short fine leg

64.3

Sehwag to Johnson, no run

64.4

Sehwag to Johnson, no run

64.5

Sehwag to Johnson, no run

64.6

Sehwag to Johnson, no run

Australia 235/7   V Sehwag 3-1-2-2

66.1

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, tossed up on middle and off, defended

66.2

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, quicker one, slants in, he gets back and defends it in a hurry

66.3

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, quicker one, tossed up on middle and off, defended

66.4

Sehwag to Clarke, FOUR, too short and Clarke pounces on it, cutting hard into the gap in the cover

66.5

Sehwag to Clarke, 3 runs, quick and flat, a tad short, Clarke again gets back and punches into cover

66.6

Sehwag to Johnson, no run, sharp turn and bounce outside off, Johnson leaves confidently, and thats it

Australia 243/7   V Sehwag 4-1-9-2

68.1

Sehwag to Clarke, 1 run, spins in from a short length, Clarke makes room and cuts past point

68.2

Sehwag to Johnson, no run, tossed up, nice drift on that one, Johnson gets forward and blocks

68.3

Sehwag to Johnson, no run, turn and bounce, outside off stump, Johnson leaves it be

68.4

Sehwag to Johnson, no run, goes across him and again opts to shoulder arms

68.5

Sehwag to Johnson, no run, there's the straighter one, drawing a forward press from Johnson

68.6

Sehwag to Johnson, no run, quicker ball, touch too short, Johnson drives off the back foot to RP at cover

Australia 249/7   V Sehwag 5-1-10-2

70.1

Sehwag to Johnson, 1 run, tossed up wide of leg stump, giving Johnson an easy single past midwicket

70.2

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, 86ks, pushed through on middle and leg, Clarke defends it

70.3

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, tad slower, flighted fuller on off stump, he smothers the spin

70.4

Sehwag to Clarke, 1 run, sharp bounce and spin, angling down the pads, tucked wide of leg gully

70.5

Sehwag to Johnson, no run, pushed across Johnson, who can easily leave that one alone

70.6

Sehwag to Johnson, no run, spins across from leg stump, drawing a leading-edge just short of silly point

Australia 253/7   V Sehwag 6-1-12-2

72.1

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

72.2

Sehwag to Johnson, no run, tossed up wide of off stump, he gets forward and shoulders arms

72.3

Sehwag to Johnson, no run, tossed up on the stumps, he plonks the pad forward and leaves

72.4

Sehwag to Johnson, no run, goes for a massive slog-sweep across the line and misses completely

72.5

Sehwag to Johnson, no run, tossed up on middle and off, another confident leave as it spins past

72.6

Sehwag to Johnson, 2 runs, fraction short and he whips it out to deep midwicket for a couple

Australia 257/8   V Sehwag 7-1-15-2

74.1

Sehwag to Johnson, no run, tossed up on off stump, defended off the front foot

74.2

Sehwag to Johnson, no run, tossed up on middle and leg, he defends and the inside-edge drops just short of the two men up close on the off-side, to Sehwag's frustration

74.3

Sehwag to Johnson, SIX, shot! Johnson gives him the charge, smoking that handsomely over mid-on

74.4

Sehwag to Johnson, 1 run, gets down onto one knee again and sweeps out to deep midwicket

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   V Sehwag 8-1-24-2
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