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

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

Australia 21/1   PA Jaques 5* (13b 1x4)   IK Pathan 2.1-1-6-1

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

Australia 43/2   RT Ponting 9* (10b 1x4)   IK Pathan 4.4-1-17-2

33.1

Sharma to Ponting, OUT, and he gets his man! Edged and gone, as Sharma gets Ponting to push forward and edge a simple catch to into Dravid's lap at first slip and boy, is he excited!

RT Ponting c Dravid b Sharma 45 (139m 71b 6x4 0x6) SR: 63.38

Australia 117/3   MEK Hussey 26* (84b 2x4)   I Sharma 10.1-0-30-1

44.6

Singh to Hussey, OUT, and thats given! Last ball of the over, RP gets Hussey playing forward, missing the line, and the ball hits him on the knee roll just about in line with middle stump, Asad Rauf has a think and then decides thats out

MEK Hussey lbw b Singh 46 (165m 113b 5x4 0x6) SR: 40.70

Australia 159/4   MJ Clarke 20* (44b 3x4)   RP Singh 15-4-50-1

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

Australia 177/5   MJ Clarke 25* (58b 3x4)   A Kumble 9.4-1-39-1

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

Australia 227/6   MJ Clarke 59* (102b 8x4)   V Sehwag 0.3-0-1-1

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

Australia 229/7   MJ Clarke 61* (107b 8x4)   V Sehwag 1.2-0-2-2

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

Australia 253/8   MG Johnson 3* (26b)   A Kumble 20.1-1-68-2

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   MG Johnson 41* (71b 4x4 2x6)   IK Pathan 15-2-49-3

86.5

Singh to Tait, OUT, all over, as RP finally nails a yorker to beat bat and cannon into middle and off! India have achieved a great Test victory, beating Australia by 72 runs!

SW Tait b Singh 4 (15m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Australia 340/10   MG Johnson 50* (80b 5x4 2x6)   RP Singh 21.5-4-95-2
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
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