India tour of Australia, 2007/08 / Commentary

India tour of Australia - Tour match

Victoria v Indians

Match drawn

Overs 0-50

Match State: Delay - Day 1 - Wet ground Hello all and welcome to Cricnfo's coverage of the Indian tour of Australia. Today, India will be squaring up against the Victorians. Unfortunately there has been a cloud burst due to which there was more than a shower. The outfield is also quite wet. Inspection is scheduled at 12:45 AM GMT The good news flowing in is that, match is scheduled to begin at 02:30 AM GMT. Indians have won the toss and chose to bat

0.1

Siddle to Jaffer, 1 no ball, no ball to start the proceedings, over steps and a ball on good length, on the middle stump, defended back

0.1

Siddle to Jaffer, no run, outside off, coming in a touch late, plays nad misses

0.2

Siddle to Jaffer, no run, outside off, of a good length. Left alone to the keeper

0.3

Siddle to Jaffer, no run, outside off, swinging away, has a defensive prod at the ball and is beaten

0.4

Siddle to Jaffer, no run, on a good length, outside off. Left alone to the keeper by Jaffer

0.5

Siddle to Jaffer, no run, on the good length, outside off. Jaffer comes to the front foot and drives to cover

0.6

Siddle to Jaffer, no run, outside off, swinging away. Left alone by Jaffer

End of over 1 (1 run) Indians 1/0
W Jaffer    0* (7b)      PM Siddle    1-0-1-0
R Dravid    0* (0b)     

1.1

Wise to Dravid, (no ball) 1 run, over steps again, flicked to fine leg for a single

1.1

Wise to Jaffer, no run, outside off, swinging away. Jaffer tamely plays at it and misses

1.2

Wise to Jaffer, no run, on the leg stump, coming in. Jaffer flicks it on the rise to square leg

1.3

Wise to Jaffer, no run, on the middle and off, struck in the line of the stumps, can't be given as it is too high

1.4

Wise to Jaffer, no run, outside off, coming in. Defends on the front foot to leg side

1.5

Wise to Jaffer, OUT, short outside the off stump, Jaffer shapes to pull and all that he manages to get is a top edge to mid off, where Finch takes an easy catch

W Jaffer c Finch b Wise 0 (8m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

1.6

Wise to Laxman, no run, fuller on the leg stump, comes forward and defends to short leg

End of over 2 (2 runs) Indians 3/1
VVS Laxman    0* (1b)      AB Wise    1-0-2-1
R Dravid    1* (1b)     

2.1

Siddle to Dravid, no run, outside off, swinging away, left alone to the keeper

2.2

Siddle to Dravid, no run, short ball outside off, Dravid duks under it pretty easily

2.3

Siddle to Dravid, no run, keeping a leash on the batsman, fuller length on the off and middle, defended back ro the boeler

2.4

Siddle to Dravid, 1 run, on the leg stump, flicks to mid wicket for a single

2.5

Siddle to Laxman, 1 run, on the leg stump, short in length, flicked to short fine leg for a single

2.6

Siddle to Dravid, FOUR, outside off and swinging away, Dravis drives to boundary at cover

End of over 3 (6 runs) Indians 9/1
R Dravid    6* (6b 1x4)      PM Siddle    2-0-7-0
VVS Laxman    1* (2b)     

3.1

Wise to Laxman, no run, short outside the off stump, drives to cover on the front foot

3.2

Wise to Laxman, no run, on the leg stump,tries to flick to fine leg and is struck outside the line of the delivery

3.3

Wise to Laxman, OUT, on the leg stump,Laxman tries to flick and all that he manges to get a tickle to keeper.

VVS Laxman c †Wade b Wise 1 (9m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

3.4

Wise to Tendulkar, no run, on the off and middle, defended on the front foot, back to the bowler

3.5

Wise to Tendulkar, no run, short outside the off stump, goes back and defends on the back foot

3.6

Wise to Tendulkar, no run, outside off, swinging away, left alone to the keeper

End of over 4 (1 run, wicket maiden) Indians 10/2
SR Tendulkar    0* (3b)      AB Wise    2-1-2-2
R Dravid    6* (6b 1x4)     

4.1

Siddle to Dravid, no run, outside off, coming in. Defended on the back foot

4.2

Siddle to Dravid, no run, outside off, swinging away, guided to point

4.3

Siddle to Dravid, no run, outside off and keeping the line, left alone outside off

4.4

Siddle to Dravid, no run, outside off, swinging away, defends on the back foot to cover

4.5

Siddle to Dravid, 1 run, on the leg stump, flicks to fine leg for a single

4.6

Siddle to Tendulkar, no run, short outside the leg stump, left alone to the keeper

End of over 5 (1 run) Indians 11/2
SR Tendulkar    0* (4b)      PM Siddle    3-0-9-0
R Dravid    7* (11b 1x4)     

5.1

Wise to Dravid, no run, fuller in length outside off, drives to cover

5.2

Wise to Dravid, no run, outside the off stump, swinging away. Covers the line of the delivery and lets it go

5.3

Wise to Dravid, no run, outside the off stump, coming in, defends on the front foot to cover

5.4

Wise to Dravid, 2 runs

5.5

Wise to Dravid, no run

5.6

Wise to Dravid, 2 runs

End of over 6 (4 runs) Indians 15/2
R Dravid    11* (17b 1x4)      AB Wise    3-1-6-2
SR Tendulkar    0* (4b)     

6.1

Siddle to Tendulkar, no run, outside the leg stump, Sachin withdraws fron the pull stroke at the last moment

6.2

Siddle to Tendulkar, FOUR, outside off and swinging away, gets an outside edge to third man boundary. Not a convincing shot

6.3

Siddle to Tendulkar, 2 runs, outside off, on the good length. Sachin drives to long off on the rise for a couple

6.4

Siddle to Tendulkar, no run, outside the leg stump, Sachin lets it go

6.5

Siddle to Tendulkar, 3 runs, fuller on the middle and leg stump, flicks to deep mid wicket for three runs

6.6

Siddle to Dravid, no run, outside off, coming in. Defends on the back foot

End of over 7 (9 runs) Indians 24/2
R Dravid    11* (18b 1x4)      PM Siddle    4-0-18-0
SR Tendulkar    9* (9b 1x4)     

7.1

Wise to Tendulkar, 2 runs, pitched up outside the off stump and Tendulkar drives, and drives well. Finds the gap between the cover fielders - the outfield slows the ball down and the fielder catches up

7.2

Wise to Tendulkar, no run, short rising delivery on the middle and off stump line, Tendulkar stands tall and sways away from the line

7.3

Wise to Tendulkar, no run, another short delivery, not high as the previous delivery and Tendulakr punches it down to mid-off, no romm for a single there

7.4

Wise to Tendulkar, no run, on the middle and off stump line, excellent line and length from wise. Tendulkar gets right behind the line and defends it down

7.5

Wise to Tendulkar, SIX, take that! short delivery on the stumps, not quickly enough and Tendulkar pulls it overs the midwicket fence - clean hit and that was going for the maximum the moment it left the bat

7.6

Wise to Tendulkar, no run, defended down on the leg side

End of over 8 (8 runs) Indians 32/2
SR Tendulkar    17* (15b 1x4 1x6)      AB Wise    4-1-14-2
R Dravid    11* (18b 1x4)     

8.1

Siddle to Dravid, FOUR, short and wide outside the off stump, Dravid goes back, gets into a good position quickly and cuts it away to the vacant third man fence

8.2

Siddle to Dravid, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, bit of swing but nothing to trouble the batsman. Dravid shoulders arms

8.3

Siddle to Dravid, no run, played with soft hands and the ball goes to the third slip on the bounce

8.4

Siddle to Dravid, no run, bit of a cutter, Dravid gets behind the line and presents the full face of the bat

8.5

Siddle to Dravid, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Dravid gets a good stride in, nicely gets to the pitch of the delivery and taps it away towards cover - well played

8.6

Siddle to Dravid, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, bit of extra bounce but Dravid gets on top of the bounce and nudges it away behind point

End of over 9 (4 runs) Indians 36/2
R Dravid    15* (24b 2x4)      PM Siddle    5-0-22-0
SR Tendulkar    17* (15b 1x4 1x6)     

9.1

Wise to Tendulkar, 2 runs, full and wide outside the off stump, nothing delivery - Tendulakr pushes forward and drives it past the man at extra cover. Once again the thick outfield slows the ball down and the fielder chases it down

9.2

Wise to Tendulkar, no run, punches off the front-foot to the cover region

9.3

Wise to Tendulkar, OUT, gone! short of a good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, bit slower than the previous delivery - probably just rolled his fingers over, anyway Tendulkar tries to cut off the back-foot and ends up with an inside edge

SR Tendulkar b Wise 19 (25m 18b 1x4 1x6) SR: 105.55

That was a loose shot, there was no room for that shot and the ball crashed into the woodwork Ganguly is the next man in

9.4

Wise to Ganguly, no run, outside the off stump, Ganguly moves across and defends on the front foot to cover

9.5

Wise to Ganguly, no run, outside off, swinging away. Ganguly decides to leave it alone

9.6

Wise to Ganguly, no run, outside off, and coming in. Ganguly goes back into the crease and defends back onto the pitch

End of over 10 (2 runs) Indians 38/3
SC Ganguly    0* (3b)      AB Wise    5-1-16-3
R Dravid    15* (24b 2x4)     

10.1

Siddle to Dravid, no run, Beauty !on the off stump, moving away a touch, catches Dravid in two minds whether to offer a shot or not. In the end, Dravid withdraws his stroke

10.2

Siddle to Dravid, no run, outside off, coming in. Dravids gets forward, covers the line, defends to cover

10.3

Siddle to Dravid, no run

10.4

Siddle to Dravid, 1 run, on the leg stump, good length delivery, drives to mid on for a single

10.5

Siddle to Ganguly, no run, outside off, swinging away. Siddle needs to keep it in a little if he wants Ganguly to drive

10.6

Siddle to Ganguly, no run, outside the leg stump, Ganguly tries to tickle it round the corner, but misses

End of over 11 (1 run) Indians 39/3
SC Ganguly    0* (5b)      PM Siddle    6-0-23-0
R Dravid    16* (28b 2x4)     

11.1

Wise to Dravid, no run, outside off, swinging away. Dravid in a momentary lapse of concentration, stretches for it and lucky not to get an edge

11.2

Wise to Dravid, no run, outside off, swinging away. Dravid this time, has nothing to do with it

11.3

Wise to Dravid, no run, outside off, coming in a touch, left alone

11.4

Wise to Dravid, no run, on the off stump, coming in. Dravid defends on the back foot.

11.5

Wise to Dravid, no run, outside off, swinging away. Dravid does not offer a stroke. He won't repeat his feat of chasing the delivery outside off

11.6

Wise to Dravid, no run, on the off stump, coming in, defended on the fornt foot , back to the bowler

End of over 12 (maiden) Indians 39/3
R Dravid    16* (34b 2x4)      AB Wise    6-2-16-3
SC Ganguly    0* (5b)     

12.1

Siddle to Ganguly, no run, brute of a delivery, slants it across Ganguly, who does not get to the pitch of the delivery and is beaten

12.2

Siddle to Ganguly, 2 runs, wide outside the off stump, Ganguly drives in the air just to the left of gully, gets a couple

12.3

Siddle to Ganguly, no run, Ganguly goes fishing again, outside off and swinging away. Triews to drive and misses

12.4

Siddle to Ganguly, 2 runs, off the inside edge to third man for a couple. Third time lucky for Ganguly

12.5

Siddle to Dravid, no run

12.6

Siddle to Dravid, no run

End of over 13 (5 runs) Indians 44/3
R Dravid    16* (36b 2x4)      PM Siddle    7-0-27-0
SC Ganguly    5* (9b)     

13.1

Wise to Ganguly, no run

13.2

Wise to Ganguly, no run

13.3

Wise to Ganguly, no run

13.4

Wise to Ganguly, no run

13.5

Wise to Ganguly, no run, on the leg stump, turns it to square leg

13.6

Wise to Ganguly, 2 runs, fuller in length outside off, drives to deep extra cover for a couple

End of over 14 (2 runs) Indians 46/3
SC Ganguly    7* (15b)      AB Wise    7-2-18-3
R Dravid    16* (36b 2x4)     

14.1

McDonald to Dravid, no run, outside off, swinging away, left alone to the keeper

14.2

McDonald to Dravid, no run, on the off stump, swinging away, defends on the back foot

14.3

McDonald to Dravid, 1 run, on the leg stump, coming in, Dravid goes back and turns it round the corner for a single

14.4

McDonald to Ganguly, no run, outside off, beats the outside edge

14.5

McDonald to Ganguly, no run, on the off stump, short of a length delivery, Ganguly comes forward and defends

14.6

McDonald to Ganguly, no run, on the leg stump, short in length, turns to square leg

End of over 15 (1 run) Indians 47/3
SC Ganguly    7* (18b)      AB McDonald    1-0-1-0
R Dravid    17* (39b 2x4)     

15.1

Wise to Dravid, no run, outside off, coming in a bit. Left alone by Dravid

15.2

Wise to Dravid, no run, outside off, fuller in length. Dravid covers the line and drives to mid off

15.3

Wise to Dravid, 2 runs, outsid off, coming in. Dravid slices between gully and slips for a cople

15.4

Wise to Dravid, no run, outside off, draws Dravid forward to defend

15.5

Wise to Dravid, no run

15.6

Wise to Dravid, no run, outside off, comin in a touch. Dravid covers the movement and gets a bottom edge

End of over 16 (2 runs) Indians 49/3
R Dravid    19* (45b 2x4)      AB Wise    8-2-20-3
SC Ganguly    7* (18b)     

16.1

McDonald to Ganguly, no run, on the leg stump, coming in. Turns to square leg

16.2

McDonald to Ganguly, no run, outside off, swinging away. Left alone

16.3

McDonald to Ganguly, no run

16.4

McDonald to Ganguly, no run, outside off, Ganguly moves back and cuts straight to point

16.5

McDonald to Ganguly, 1 run, on the leg stump, turns to square leg

16.6

McDonald to Dravid, no run, outside off, drives to bowler on the full

End of over 17 (1 run) Indians 50/3
R Dravid    19* (46b 2x4)      AB McDonald    2-0-2-0
SC Ganguly    8* (23b)     

17.1

Hastings to Ganguly, no run, outside off, wants to go for the cut shot but does not

17.2

Hastings to Ganguly, no run, outside off, defended on the back foot to cover on the back foot

17.3

Hastings to Ganguly, no run, on the off and middle, drives bak to the bowler

17.4

Hastings to Ganguly, no run, outside off, tries to cut and misseas

17.5

Hastings to Ganguly, no run, on the off stump, goes back and plays along the track to mid on

17.6

Hastings to Ganguly, no run, outside off, swinging in, left alone to the keeper

End of over 18 (maiden) Indians 50/3
SC Ganguly    8* (29b)      JW Hastings    1-1-0-0
R Dravid    19* (46b 2x4)     

18.1

McDonald to Dravid, no run, short of a length, outside off, Dravid stands tall and defends to cover

18.2

McDonald to Dravid, 1 run, on the leg stump, turns to fine leg for a single

18.3

McDonald to Ganguly, no run, outside off, fuller in length, drives to mid off

18.4

McDonald to Ganguly, no run, on the off stump and keepeing it's line, defended on the front foot

18.5

McDonald to Ganguly, no run

18.6

McDonald to Ganguly, 2 runs, outside off, fuller in length, drives over mid off for a couple

End of over 19 (3 runs) Indians 53/3
SC Ganguly    10* (33b)      AB McDonald    3-0-5-0
R Dravid    20* (48b 2x4)     

19.1

Hastings to Dravid, no run, on the off stump, short in length. Defended on the back foot to cover

19.2

Hastings to Dravid, no run, outside off, coming in. Drives to cover of the front foot

19.3

Hastings to Dravid, 1 run, on the leg stump, works it behund square for a single

19.4

Hastings to Ganguly, 2 runs

19.5

Hastings to Ganguly, no run, outside leg, struck high on the thigh guard

19.6

Hastings to Ganguly, no run, on the off stump, drives back to the bowler

End of over 20 (3 runs) Indians 56/3
SC Ganguly    12* (36b)      JW Hastings    2-1-3-0
R Dravid    21* (51b 2x4)     

20.1

McDonald to Dravid, no run, outside off, coming in, Dravid happy to defemd all these

20.2

McDonald to Dravid, no run

20.3

McDonald to Dravid, no run, on the off and middle, Rahul comes forward and drives to id on

20.4

McDonald to Dravid, no run

20.5

McDonald to Dravid, no run

20.6

McDonald to Dravid, no run, outside off, coming back into him, defended on the back foot

End of over 21 (maiden) Indians 56/3
R Dravid    21* (57b 2x4)      AB McDonald    4-1-5-0
SC Ganguly    12* (36b)     

21.1

Hastings to Ganguly, 1 run

21.2

Hastings to Dravid, no run, outside off, coming in, taking his own sweet time to judge the delivery

21.3

Hastings to Dravid, no run, on the leg stump, flicks to mid wicket on the back foot

21.4

Hastings to Dravid, no run, outside off and coming in, draws Dravid forward to defend it

21.5

Hastings to Dravid, no run, outside off, coming in. defended on the front foot to cover

21.6

Hastings to Dravid, no run, outside off, slanting in a bit. Left alone

End of over 22 (1 run) Indians 57/3
R Dravid    21* (62b 2x4)      JW Hastings    3-1-4-0
SC Ganguly    13* (37b)     

22.1

McDonald to Ganguly, 1 run

22.2

McDonald to Dravid, 2 runs

22.3

McDonald to Dravid, no run

22.4

McDonald to Dravid, 1 run, short and pulled to square leg for a single

22.5

McDonald to Ganguly, no run, on the leg stump, short in length. Turned to square leg for a single

22.6

McDonald to Ganguly, 1 run, outside off and coming in, flicks to fine leg for a single

End of over 23 (5 runs) Indians 62/3
SC Ganguly    15* (40b)      AB McDonald    5-1-10-0
R Dravid    24* (65b 2x4)     

23.1

Hastings to Ganguly, no run, outside off and keeping the line, defends on the back foot

23.2

Hastings to Ganguly, no run, fuller on the middle stump, drives back to the bowler

23.3

Hastings to Ganguly, no run, outside off and swinging away, defended to gully

23.4

Hastings to Ganguly, no run, on the off and middle, defended back to the bowler on the froont foot

23.5

Hastings to Ganguly, no run, spending some quality time is Dravid at the crease. Short outside off. Left alone

23.6

Hastings to Ganguly, no run, short of a length delivery on the off stump, left alone to the keeper

End of over 24 (maiden) Indians 62/3
SC Ganguly    15* (46b)      JW Hastings    4-2-4-0
R Dravid    24* (65b 2x4)     

24.1

McDonald to Dravid, 1 leg bye, charges down the track and struck on the pads outside the line of stumps, runs a leg bye

24.2

McDonald to Ganguly, no run, outside off, coming in. Dravid moves across and defends on the front foot

24.3

McDonald to Ganguly, no run, short outside the off stump and coming in, defended on the back foot to cover

24.4

McDonald to Ganguly, 2 runs

24.5

McDonald to Ganguly, no run

24.6

McDonald to Ganguly, no run

End of over 25 (3 runs) Indians 65/3
SC Ganguly    17* (51b)      AB McDonald    6-1-12-0
R Dravid    24* (66b 2x4)     

25.1

Hastings to Ganguly, no run, short outside the leg stump, left alone by Ganguly

25.2

Hastings to Ganguly, no run, struck on the pads outside the line of the stumps, tries to glance and misses

25.3

Hastings to Ganguly, no run, outside off, fuller in length. guides to point of the front foot

25.4

Hastings to Ganguly, no run, on the off stump, Ganguly moves across and defends on the back foot

25.5

Hastings to Ganguly, FOUR, fuller in length outside the off stump, drives through cover for a boundary

25.6

Hastings to Ganguly, FOUR, full outside off and swinging away, slapped past cover for a boundary

End of over 26 (7 runs) Indians 72/3
SC Ganguly    24* (57b 2x4)      JW Hastings    5-2-12-0
R Dravid    24* (66b 2x4)     

26.1

Siddle to Dravid, 1 run

26.2

Siddle to Ganguly, no run

26.3

Siddle to Ganguly, no run

26.4

Siddle to Ganguly, no run

26.5

Siddle to Ganguly, no run

26.6

Siddle to Ganguly, no run, outside off, on the good length, draws Ganguly forward

End of over 27 (1 run) Indians 73/3
SC Ganguly    23* (51b 2x4)      PM Siddle    8-0-29-0
R Dravid    26* (79b 2x4)     

27.1

Hastings to Dravid, 1 run, outside off, Dravid moves across and flicks to square leg for a single

27.2

Hastings to Ganguly, no run, on the leg stump, flicks directly to square leg

27.3

Hastings to Ganguly, no run, on the off stump, devoid of pace, Ganguly moves back and adjusts well. Drives back to the bowler

27.4

Hastings to Ganguly, no run, fuller inlength outside off, Drives back to the bowler on the back foot

27.5

Hastings to Ganguly, FOUR, finally pierces the field, drives in the "V" region for another boundary

27.6

Hastings to Ganguly, no run, short on he middle stump, left alone to the keeper by Ganguly

End of over 28 (5 runs) Indians 78/3
SC Ganguly    27* (56b 3x4)      JW Hastings    6-2-17-0
R Dravid    27* (80b 2x4)     

28.1

Siddle to Dravid, no run

28.2

Siddle to Dravid, (no ball) 1 run, over steps and induces an edge but does not quite carry

28.2

Siddle to Ganguly, no run, outsde off, swinging n, Ganguly drives to cover

28.3

Siddle to Ganguly, no run, on the leg stump, Ganguly tries to tickle it round the corner and misses

28.4

Siddle to Ganguly, no run, outside off, swinging away, tries to go for the booming drive and gets a bottom edge to mid wicket

28.5

Siddle to Ganguly, no run

28.6

Siddle to Ganguly, no run, short outside off stump, drives to cover off the back foot

End of over 29 (2 runs) Indians 80/3
SC Ganguly    27* (61b 3x4)      PM Siddle    9-0-31-0
R Dravid    28* (82b 2x4)     

29.1

McGain to Dravid, no run, upto Dravid first up, driven back to the bowler

29.2

McGain to Dravid, no run

29.3

McGain to Dravid, no run

29.4

McGain to Dravid, no run

29.5

McGain to Dravid, no run

29.6

McGain to Dravid, no run, on the off and middle, guided to point of the front foot

End of over 30 (maiden) Indians 80/3
R Dravid    28* (88b 2x4)      BE McGain    1-1-0-0
SC Ganguly    27* (61b 3x4)     

30.1

Siddle to Ganguly, no run, a touch outside off, Ganguly getting into the groove now. Goes back and defends on the back foot

30.2

Siddle to Ganguly, no run, shocker, outside off, tries to drive and misses, Ganguly stares wide eyed into wilderness

30.3

Siddle to Ganguly, FOUR, outside off, short in length, drives in the gap between gully and point for a boundary

30.4

Siddle to Ganguly, 1 no ball, on the middle stump, fuller in length. Inthe slot to be hit, but Ganguly just defends

30.4

Siddle to Ganguly, no run

30.5

Siddle to Ganguly, no run, fuller in length, outside off. Gangulydrives to cover of the front foot

30.6

Siddle to Ganguly, no run, fuller in length, outside off, drives to cover of a fuller length delivery

End of over 31 (5 runs) Indians 85/3
SC Ganguly    31* (68b 4x4)      PM Siddle    10-0-36-0
R Dravid    28* (88b 2x4)     

31.1

McGain to Dravid, no run, on the off and middle, defends on the front foot to cover

31.2

McGain to Dravid, no run

31.3

McGain to Dravid, no run, outside the off stump, drives to mid off on a fuller length

31.4

McGain to Dravid, no run

31.5

McGain to Dravid, no run

31.6

McGain to Dravid, no run, outside off and turning away, left alone by Dravid

End of over 32 (maiden) Indians 85/3
R Dravid    28* (94b 2x4)      BE McGain    2-2-0-0
SC Ganguly    31* (68b 4x4)     

32.1

Siddle to Ganguly, no run, short outside the leg stump, Ganguly comfortably lets it go to the keeper

32.2

Siddle to Ganguly, no run, outside off and swinging away, driven to gully off the back foot

32.3

Siddle to Ganguly, no run, outside off, good length delivery. defended on the front foot, back to the bowler

32.4

Siddle to Ganguly, no run, on the off and middle, and keepeing the line, gets an inside edge onto the padsa

32.5

Siddle to Ganguly, 1 run, outside off, Ganguly drives to mid off, where sloppy work allows him asingle]

32.6

Siddle to Dravid, no run, outside off and coming in, Dravisd presents flat face of the bat

End of over 33 (1 run) Indians 86/3
R Dravid    28* (95b 2x4)      PM Siddle    11-0-37-0
SC Ganguly    32* (73b 4x4)     

33.1

McGain to Ganguly, 1 run, on the off stump, swept to sweper on the leg side for a single

33.2

McGain to Dravid, 2 runs, outside off, short of a length delivery, cut to deep extra cover for a coupl

33.3

McGain to Dravid, no run

33.4

McGain to Dravid, no run, outside off, googly, guided to point

33.5

McGain to Dravid, no run

33.6

McGain to Dravid, 1 run

End of over 34 (4 runs) Indians 90/3
R Dravid    31* (100b 2x4)      BE McGain    3-2-4-0
SC Ganguly    33* (74b 4x4)     

34.1

Wise to Dravid, 2 runs

34.2

Wise to Dravid, no run

34.3

Wise to Dravid, no run

34.4

Wise to Dravid, no run

34.5

Wise to Dravid, no run, outside the off stump, fuller in length, slower in ace, defended on the back foot

34.6

Wise to Dravid, no run, outside off, fuller in length. Drives to mid off

End of over 35 (2 runs) Indians 92/3
R Dravid    33* (106b 2x4)      AB Wise    9-2-22-3
SC Ganguly    33* (74b 4x4)     

35.1

McGain to Ganguly, no run, outside off, fuller in length, drives to extra cover on the front foot

35.2

McGain to Ganguly, no run, on the middle stump, drives to cover again

35.3

McGain to Ganguly, FOUR, on the leg stump, Ganguly advances down the ground and lifts to mid wicket for a boundary

35.4

McGain to Ganguly, FOUR, short outside off, Ganguly goes back and cuts to cover for a boundary

35.5

McGain to Ganguly, no run, outside off, fuller in length, defended on the front foot

35.6

McGain to Ganguly, no run

End of over 36 (8 runs) Indians 100/3
SC Ganguly    41* (80b 6x4)      BE McGain    4-2-12-0
R Dravid    33* (106b 2x4)     

36.1

Wise to Dravid, no run, outsid off, swinging away, Dravid takes a couple of strides down the pitch and guides to point

36.2

Wise to Dravid, no run, short on the off sump, drives off the front foot to cover

36.3

Wise to Dravid, no run, outside off, off a good length, guided to backward point

36.4

Wise to Dravid, no run, pitching outside off, keeping it's line. left alone

36.5

Wise to Dravid, no run, outside off and swinging away, left alone again

36.6

Wise to Dravid, no run, outside off and comin in a touch, left alone by Dravid

End of over 37 (maiden) Indians 100/3
R Dravid    33* (112b 2x4)      AB Wise    10-3-22-3
SC Ganguly    41* (80b 6x4)     

37.1

McGain to Ganguly, FOUR, fuller in length, Ganguly comes down the track and smashes him past mid off for a boundary

37.2

McGain to Ganguly, no run

37.3

McGain to Ganguly, FOUR, on the leg stump, Advances down the track and smashes to id wicket for a boundary

37.4

McGain to Ganguly, no run

37.5

McGain to Ganguly, no run, on the off stump and coming in, defended on the front foot

37.6

McGain to Ganguly, 2 runs, outside off, turning in, goes back and glides to deep thrd man for a couple

Following heay rain from yesterday, there has been a delay in the proceedings because of the wet areas on the bowler's run up and also some areas on the outfield. Groundsmen are working hard to make the start possible. Good news for you all out there is that match is scheduled to start at 01:15GMT

The Update flowing in is that there is a huge rain in Melbourne now, which renders an immediate start to the game impossible.Already the match has been marred by torrential rain

05:45 GMT Because of formation of puddles on the ground Umpires have deemed it fit to call off the game for the day. Play would start half an hour early tomorrow, 11:30 PM GMT that is

End of over 38 (10 runs) Indians 110/3
SC Ganguly    51* (86b 8x4)      BE McGain    5-2-22-0
R Dravid    33* (112b 2x4)     

38.1

Siddle to Dravid, no run, short to start off the day, on the middle stump. Dravid tries to glance and gets an edge to square leg

38.2

Siddle to Dravid, no run, outside off, short of a length. Dravid comes forward and defends

38.3

Siddle to Dravid, no run, Siddle goes down the leg side this time around. Dravid glances to wicket keeper

38.4

Siddle to Dravid, no run, outside off stump, and coming in. Dravid sees the ball till last minute and leaves it

38.5

Siddle to Dravid, no run, a touch outside off, swinging in. Dravid covers the line of the delivery and defends on the back foot

38.6

Siddle to Dravid, no run, outside off, defends to cover

End of over 39 (maiden) Indians 110/3
R Dravid    33* (118b 2x4)      PM Siddle    12-1-37-0
SC Ganguly    51* (86b 8x4)     

39.1

Wise to Ganguly, no run, outside off, going away. Goes back and drives to deep extra cover

39.2

Wise to Ganguly, no run, outside the off stump, lets it go to the keeper outside off

39.3

Wise to Ganguly, 1 no ball, outside off, steers to point on the full. Called a no-ball for over stepping

39.3

Wise to Ganguly, 2 runs, drifts on the legs now, fuller in length. Enough temptation for Gaanguly to turn his wrists for a couple

39.4

Wise to Ganguly, no run, on the off and middle, on a good length. Ganguly comes on to the front foot and drives to mid on

39.5

Wise to Ganguly, no run, on the middle stump, raps him on the pads. going down leg

39.6

Wise to Ganguly, 2 runs, outside off, short. Ganguly moves back and across, lifts over point to the outfield for a couple

End of over 40 (5 runs) Indians 115/3
SC Ganguly    55* (93b 8x4)      AB Wise    11-3-27-3
R Dravid    33* (118b 2x4)     

40.1

Siddle to Dravid, 1 no ball, outside off, swinging away. Dravid guides to point of the back foot

40.1

Siddle to Dravid, no run, outside off, coming in. Dravid gets behind the line of the delivery and defends

40.2

Siddle to Dravid, no run, short of a length delivery coming in from outside off, Dravid, unfazed defends on the back foot

40.3

Siddle to Dravid, no run, outsde off, short in length. Dravid goes back and defends again

40.4

Siddle to Dravid, no run, on the off and middle. Dravid comes to the front foot and turns to mid wicket

40.5

Siddle to Dravid, no run, on a good length outside off. Dravid reads the delivery well and leaves it

40.6

Siddle to Dravid, no run, swinging in from outside off stump, Dravid guides the delivery to square leg

End of over 41 (1 run) Indians 116/3
R Dravid    33* (125b 2x4)      PM Siddle    13-1-38-0
SC Ganguly    55* (93b 8x4)     

41.1

Wise to Ganguly, FOUR, outside off, swinging away, short in length. Ganguly goes for the cut shot and gets a boundary to third man, not the area where he wanted to send it to

41.2

Wise to Ganguly, no run, outside off, coming in. Ganguly moves across and defends on the back foot

41.3

Wise to Ganguly, no run, outside off, swinging away. Ganguly stands tall and cuts straight to point

41.4

Wise to Ganguly, no run, short on the off stump. Ganguly, gets behind the delivery and defends

41.5

Wise to Ganguly, 1 no ball, outside off, coming in. Ganguly shifts his weight to the back foot and drives to square point

41.5

Wise to Ganguly, OUT, on the middle stump. Ganguly goes for the booming drive, gets an inside edge to mid wicket where it is comfortably taken. The ball was not in the slot to drive, Ganguly pays for the error

SC Ganguly c Blizzard b Wise 59 (131m 99b 9x4 0x6) SR: 59.59

41.6

Wise to Yuvraj Singh, no run, outside off, coming in. Yuvraj, with twinkling feet gets behind the line and defends

End of over 42 (5 runs) Indians 121/4
Yuvraj Singh    0* (1b)      AB Wise    12-3-32-4
R Dravid    33* (125b 2x4)     

42.1

Siddle to Dravid, no run, outside off, coming in. Dravid moves well back into the crease and defends back to the bowler

42.2

Siddle to Dravid, no run, outside off, coming in. Dravid, judges the length and goes back to defend the ball

42.3

Siddle to Dravid, 3 runs, outside off, coming in from a good length. Dravid just pushes it defensively as the ball goes to long off for three runs

42.4

Siddle to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, outside off, of the outside edge past gully for a single

42.5

Siddle to Dravid, no run, on the off stump, coming in. Dravid gets well forward and drops the ball dead onto the pitch

42.6

Siddle to Dravid, no run, outside off and swinging away, Dravid goes for the drive and ends up admonishing himself for doing so

End of over 43 (4 runs) Indians 125/4
R Dravid    36* (130b 2x4)      PM Siddle    14-1-42-0
Yuvraj Singh    1* (2b)     

43.1

Wise to Yuvraj Singh, no run, outside off and coming in. Yuvraj steers to point

43.2

Wise to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, on the leg stump, fuller in length. Yuvraj shapes to glance as he gets an outside edge to third man for a couple

43.3

Wise to Yuvraj Singh, no run, outside off, swinging away. Yuvraj lets it go to the keeper

43.4

Wise to Yuvraj Singh, no run, changes the line, outside off coming in, left alone by Yuvraj

43.5

Wise to Yuvraj Singh, no run, on the middle stump, swinging away, short in length. Yuvraj gets behind and defends on the back foot

43.6

Wise to Yuvraj Singh, no run, outside off, swinging away. defends on the back foot again

End of over 44 (2 runs) Indians 127/4
Yuvraj Singh    3* (8b)      AB Wise    13-3-34-4
R Dravid    36* (130b 2x4)     

44.1

Siddle to Dravid, no run, short outside off, Dravid will have nothing to do with these kind of deliveries

44.2

Siddle to Dravid, 1 no ball, what a beauty !cuts Dravid exactly into half. For allthe effort, called a no ball as he over steps

44.2

Siddle to Dravid, no run, outside off, coming in. Dravid drives to cover on the front foot

44.3

Siddle to Dravid, no run, outside off and coming in, Dravid plays closer this time as he pushes to point

44.4

Siddle to Dravid, no run, outside off and coming in, Dravid gets in the line of the delivery and lets it go

44.5

Siddle to Dravid, no run, short and rising from outside off, Dravid stands upright and defends with soft hands

44.6

Siddle to Dravid, no run, outside off and swinging away, Dravid lets it go

End of over 45 (1 run) Indians 128/4
R Dravid    36* (137b 2x4)      PM Siddle    15-1-43-0
Yuvraj Singh    3* (8b)     

45.1

Wise to Yuvraj Singh, no run, outside off and coming in. Yuvraj, who is new at the crease, gets back and defends

45.2

Wise to Yuvraj Singh, no run, outside off and keeping the line. Yuvraj is not troubled as he leaves it comfortably

45.3

Wise to Yuvraj Singh, no run, outside off, looks like Wise is looking to exploit the foot marks on the pitch. Yuvraj leaves it to the keeper

45.4

Wise to Yuvraj Singh, no run, outside off, swinging away. guided to point of the back foot

45.5

Wise to Yuvraj Singh, no run, outside off and shaping away, Yuvraj goes back and lets it go the keeper

45.6

Wise to Yuvraj Singh, no run, persistently bowling the outside off line as Yuvraj let's this one also go

End of over 46 (maiden) Indians 128/4
Yuvraj Singh    3* (14b)      AB Wise    14-4-34-4
R Dravid    36* (137b 2x4)     

46.1

McGain to Dravid, no run, on the middle stump and gets some turn, defends onthe front foot

46.2

McGain to Dravid, 2 runs, outside off as Dravid comes down the track and drives to cover for a couple

46.3

McGain to Dravid, no run

46.4

McGain to Dravid, no run, outside the off stump, defends on the front foot

46.5

McGain to Dravid, no run, outside the off stump, Dravid comes forward and guides to point

46.6

McGain to Dravid, no run, outside off, defends on the front foot

End of over 47 (2 runs) Indians 130/4
R Dravid    38* (143b 2x4)      BE McGain    6-2-24-0
Yuvraj Singh    3* (14b)     

47.1

Wise to Yuvraj Singh, no run, outside off and coming in. Yuvraj drives on the front foot to mid on

47.2

Wise to Yuvraj Singh, 3 runs, on the leg stump, Yuvraj chips it away to deep mid wicket for three runs

47.3

Wise to Dravid, no run, on the off stump and upto the batsman. Dravid defends on the front foot

47.4

Wise to Dravid, no run, outside off and coming in. Dravid gets back and defends

47.5

Wise to Dravid, no run, on the middle and off, induces an edge but does not quite carry as it was played with soft hands

47.6

Wise to Dravid, no run, outside off, fuller in length. Dravid defends on the back foot

Hello all, we have a disappointing news at the outset. Persistent rain has again played a cruel hand as it has rendered the start impossible and the match has been called off, as it ends in a draw. Only 48 overs have been possible, then in this match. India, would go into the First Test at Melbourne on the boxing day, short of match practice. Make sure you join us for the coverage of the first test.

04:25 GMT For the second day in succession, Rain has played a havoc with the proceedings, with only 10 overs being bowled. Ground has got lot of puddles , which would take some time to clear.

Be sure to join us for tomorrow's play at 11:30 PM GMT The play has been called off for some time to come as Rain has started pelting hard again

End of over 48 (3 runs) Indians 133/4
R Dravid    38* (147b 2x4)      AB Wise    15-4-37-4
Yuvraj Singh    6* (16b)     
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