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

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

Australia 7/0   CJL Rogers 6* (9b 1x4)   IK Pathan 0.4-0-6-0

Singh to Jaques, FOUR, ah yes, wider and shorter, Jaques stands tall and flays a back-foot cut on the up through backward point, that shot all intent

Australia 11/0   PA Jaques 4* (4b 1x4)   RP Singh 1.3-1-4-0

Singh to Rogers, FOUR, on middle, a touch short, turned off the toes on the front foot through midwicket where Ishant tries to tidy up

Australia 16/0   CJL Rogers 10* (14b 2x4)   RP Singh 2.2-1-9-0

Singh to Rogers, FOUR, pitches outside off, moves away, climbs a bit and the batsman follows it, guiding it through point off the back foot on the rise

Australia 20/0   CJL Rogers 14* (15b 3x4)   RP Singh 2.3-1-13-0

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   PA Jaques 9* (17b 2x4)   IK Pathan 3-1-11-1

Singh to Ponting, FOUR, width outside off, crashed on the up with a back-foot steer, the front leg rising up in the process, and the ball traces through cover

Australia 32/1   RT Ponting 5* (3b 1x4)   RP Singh 3.3-1-19-0

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   PA Jaques 14* (25b 3x4)   IK Pathan 4-1-16-1

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   MEK Hussey 4* (2b 1x4)   IK Pathan 5-1-21-2

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

Australia 62/2   RT Ponting 22* (22b 2x4)   A Kumble 0.4-0-5-0

Singh to Ponting, FOUR, top shot, Ponting crunching a short and wide one off the back foot past point

Australia 72/2   RT Ponting 28* (34b 3x4)   RP Singh 6-1-28-0

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

Australia 79/2   RT Ponting 32* (36b 4x4)   A Kumble 2.5-0-15-0

Singh to Ponting, FOUR, a gift, on the pads and he clips very well to fine leg to raise the 50 stand

Australia 95/2   RT Ponting 38* (51b 5x4)   RP Singh 9.5-3-35-0

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

Australia 100/2   MEK Hussey 21* (57b 2x4)   IK Pathan 6.1-1-26-2

Sharma to Ponting, FOUR, fuller ball, on middle and leg, a firm punch down past Tendulkar at mid-on

Australia 108/2   RT Ponting 45* (67b 6x4)   I Sharma 8.5-0-24-0

Sharma to Clarke, FOUR, pitches wide, Clarke drives and gets off the mark with an edge through gully

Australia 122/3   MJ Clarke 4* (2b 1x4)   I Sharma 10.2-0-35-1

Sharma to Hussey, FOUR, thats a lovely drive, just meeting the fuller one and driving on the up past Ganguly in the covers, excellent timing from Hussey

Australia 127/3   MEK Hussey 31* (88b 3x4)   I Sharma 11.2-0-39-1

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

Australia 135/3   MEK Hussey 36* (91b 4x4)   A Kumble 3.1-0-19-0

Singh to Clarke, FOUR, lovely timing, all class as Clarke clips a full one off the toes, nimble of foot and firm of wrist, and with no protection out on the leg side thats four to him

Australia 147/3   MJ Clarke 15* (33b 2x4)   RP Singh 13-3-44-0

Kumble to Hussey, FOUR, too short on the stumps and Hussey duly pulls out to deep midwicket

Australia 151/3   MEK Hussey 44* (100b 5x4)   A Kumble 5.1-0-28-0

Singh to Clarke, FOUR, a touch fuller, swinging in, and thats a gorgeous on-the-rise straight drive for four, all timing as the ball races away

Australia 158/3   MJ Clarke 19* (43b 3x4)   RP Singh 14.4-4-49-0

Singh to Symonds, FOUR, power, as Symonds jams bat down an attempted yorker and gets four as the ball speeds away past mid-off, some strength he has!

Australia 165/4   A Symonds 5* (2b 1x4)   RP Singh 15.1-4-54-1

Singh to Clarke, FOUR, low full toss, good use of the feet gets him driving four through the covers

Australia 181/5   MJ Clarke 29* (59b 4x4)   RP Singh 17.1-4-63-1

Singh to Clarke, FOUR, another top shot, Clarke flicking off his pads out to deep backward square

Australia 185/5   MJ Clarke 33* (60b 5x4)   RP Singh 17.2-4-67-1

Sharma to Clarke, FOUR, awesome shot, just meeting the half-volley with a full face and timing it back past the stumps for four

Australia 199/5   MJ Clarke 43* (80b 6x4)   I Sharma 13.4-0-49-1

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

Australia 208/5   AC Gilchrist 8* (11b 1x4)   A Kumble 13-1-49-1

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

Australia 212/5   MJ Clarke 51* (88b 7x4)   IK Pathan 11.2-2-37-2

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

Australia 216/5   MJ Clarke 55* (89b 8x4)   IK Pathan 11.3-2-41-2

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

Australia 223/5   AC Gilchrist 14* (19b 2x4)   IK Pathan 12.5-2-46-2

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

Australia 240/7   MJ Clarke 70* (120b 9x4)   V Sehwag 3.4-1-6-2

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

Australia 247/7   MJ Clarke 77* (124b 10x4)   A Kumble 18.3-1-65-1

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

Australia 271/8   SR Clark 8* (12b 1x4)   I Sharma 14.5-0-56-1

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

Australia 277/8   MG Johnson 17* (43b 1x4 1x6)   A Kumble 22.1-2-73-2

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

Australia 282/8   MG Johnson 21* (44b 2x4 1x6)   A Kumble 22.1-2-78-2

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

Australia 288/8   MG Johnson 26* (46b 3x4 1x6)   A Kumble 22.4-2-84-2

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

Australia 295/8   MG Johnson 32* (54b 4x4 1x6)   A Kumble 23.2-2-90-2

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

Australia 319/8   SR Clark 26* (28b 2x4 1x6)   RP Singh 19.1-4-81-1

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

Australia 323/8   SR Clark 30* (30b 3x4 1x6)   RP Singh 19.3-4-85-1

Pathan to Johnson, FOUR, lovely golf shot, a tee-off to one in the slot, hit through the line, down the track

Australia 331/9   MG Johnson 46* (77b 5x4 2x6)   IK Pathan 15.3-2-53-3

Singh to Tait, FOUR, short one, Tait takes evasive action and just edges wide of gully and the slips to get off the mark

Australia 339/9   SW Tait 4* (6b 1x4)   RP Singh 21.3-4-94-1
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Hours of play (local time) 11.30am start, Lunch 1.30-2.10pm, Tea 4.10-4.30pm, Close 6.30pm

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