ICC World Cup, 1999 / Commentary

ICC World Cup - 31st match, Super Sixes

Australia v India

Australia won by 77 runs

Match State: Match scheduled to start at 9:45 GMT Match State: Match scheduled to start at 9:45 GMT welcome to the first of the 9 super six matches. this one is between Australia and India Indian captain Azharuddin has won the toss and has elected to bowl both teams have made one change each Ramesh is out for India, Robin Singh walks in. Tendulkar goes to bat at number one slot Julian is out, Reiffel is in the condition is overcast, light showers as well and dark and cloudy covers are being taken off, match expected to start on time Match State: Match scheduled to start at 10:00 GMT Indian fielders on the field, so are the aussie batsmen Mark Waugh marks his domain, gets set and ready to go Srinath has the ball in hands

0.1

Srinath to ME Waugh, no run, cut back sharply from outside the off, rapped on the pads as Srinath goes up. not out says Willey

0.2

Srinath to ME Waugh, 1 wide, pitched down the legs and moved a mile away down the legside. That was WIDE!

well collected by Mongia there!

0.2

Srinath to ME Waugh, no run, well outside the off. too far away to be left alone

0.3

Srinath to ME Waugh, no run, pitched outside th eoff, and seamed a lot and went over the stumps. well left

0.4

Srinath to ME Waugh, no run, plum ball! pitched on the off and for a change moved the other way and beat Waugh outside the off. well bowled!

0.5

Srinath to ME Waugh, no run, on the stumps. gets well behind the line of the ball and defends back along the pitch

this pitch of course has a lot of life in it

0.6

Srinath to ME Waugh, 2 runs, edged through the huge gap between second slip and gully and as is well known about the Indian fielding, time enough for two runs to Waugh

Prasad at thirdman took his own time to come around to the ball to field it and throw back to Mongia Mohanty is the lad on this end

End of over 1 (3 runs) Australia 3/0
ME Waugh    2* (6b)      J Srinath    1-0-3-0
AC Gilchrist    0* (0b)     

1.1

Mohanty to Gilchrist, no run, on target, pitched up on the off. hint of the ball swinging in to the left hander Gilchrist. played defensively to covers

Gilchrist has had some tips even from his mom on how to bat

1.2

Mohanty to Gilchrist, 1 wide, pitched down the legs and moving in, further down the legs. Bucknor will be strict

1.2

Mohanty to Gilchrist, no run, better ball. pitched on the off, moving in to middle and legs. played back along the pitch

1.3

Mohanty to Gilchrist, no run, on the stumps again. similar movement off the air and the pitch, coming in to the left hander. played back along the pitch

1.4

Mohanty to Gilchrist, no run, outside the off, ball brushed the pads, onto Mongia. appeal and not out

1.5

Mohanty to Gilchrist, no run, outside the off. this time the ball kept its own line and angled across to Mongia

1.6

Mohanty to Gilchrist, no run, on the stumps, pushed to midwicket. Mohanty is quick to the ball

End of over 2 (1 run) Australia 4/0
AC Gilchrist    0* (6b)      DS Mohanty    1-0-1-0
ME Waugh    2* (6b)      J Srinath    1-0-3-0

2.1

Srinath to ME Waugh, 1 run, pushed past midoff. they take a run quickly. Gilchrist wants a second but Waugh sends him back

2.2

Srinath to Gilchrist, no run, outside the off, moving away. left alone

2.3

Srinath to Gilchrist, no run, on the off, inner edged to square leg

2.4

Srinath to Gilchrist, 1 wide, outside the off, moving away a lot. given wide

2.4

Srinath to Gilchrist, 1 wide, pitched down the legs this time. faster ball. wide again

2.4

Srinath to Gilchrist, no run, better line this time. on the middle and legs. turned to Ganguly at square leg

2.5

Srinath to Gilchrist, 1 leg bye, down the legs, off the pads to wide of square leg fielder. A direct throw could have made life difficult for the Aussies.

2.6

Srinath to ME Waugh, no run, excellent ball, moving away midly off the seam and bouncing a lot outside the off. through to keeper

End of over 3 (4 runs) Australia 8/0
ME Waugh    3* (8b)      J Srinath    2-0-6-0
AC Gilchrist    0* (10b)      DS Mohanty    1-0-1-0

3.1

Mohanty to Gilchrist, FOUR, pitched up on the stumps, smashed around to long off.

3.2

Mohanty to Gilchrist, no run, better ball this time. not much width. comes forward and plays to covers

3.3

Mohanty to Gilchrist, 2 runs, played between square leg and midwicket. Prasad runs after it to field from midwicket

3.4

Mohanty to Gilchrist, no run, on the off. gets on the backfoot and plays it along the pitch

3.5

Mohanty to Gilchrist, no run, good length, on the off. played to covers

Mohanty and Srinath both are bowling from over the wicket to Gilchrist

3.6

Mohanty to Gilchrist, 2 runs, on th elegs, well pitched up. nicely turned to deep square leg. Robin Singh is the fielder

End of over 4 (8 runs) Australia 16/0
AC Gilchrist    8* (16b 1x4)      DS Mohanty    2-0-9-0
ME Waugh    3* (8b)      J Srinath    2-0-6-0

4.1

Srinath to ME Waugh, no run, on the off, pushed to covers

4.2

Srinath to ME Waugh, no run, cuts in from outside the off. inside edge onto the pads as the ball rolls onto point

two slips and a gully for Srinath

4.3

Srinath to ME Waugh, no run, on the off, played to Kumble at gully

4.4

Srinath to ME Waugh, 2 runs, on the legs, nicely flicked to deep backward square leg. a poor throw from Mohanty allows ample time for a couple

4.5

Srinath to ME Waugh, 1 run, pushed to short covers and a quick run

4.6

Srinath to Gilchrist, no run, on the off, angling across. played to covers

End of over 5 (3 runs) Australia 19/0
AC Gilchrist    8* (17b 1x4)      J Srinath    3-0-9-0
ME Waugh    6* (13b)      DS Mohanty    2-0-9-0

5.1

Mohanty to ME Waugh, no run, outswinger, wants a cover drive but mistimes it. played back to the bowler

5.2

Mohanty to ME Waugh, no run, off stump line. good length. played defensively

5.3

Mohanty to ME Waugh, no run, pitched on the leg stump, ball moving towards off. played to covers. Robin Singh jumps on the ball to field

5.4

Mohanty to ME Waugh, no run, slightly short and width outside the off. goes for a cut and succeeds only in getting the bottom edge. through to Mongia!

5.5

Mohanty to ME Waugh, 1 run, on th elegs, played to long leg as Srinath returns a underarm throw to Mongia

5.6

Mohanty to Gilchrist, 3 runs, width outside the off, driven through the covers. Prasad gets his hands on to the ball and deflects it straighter. At least succeeds in cutting the runs by one

pretty good going so far for the Australians

End of over 6 (4 runs) Australia 23/0
AC Gilchrist    11* (18b 1x4)      DS Mohanty    3-0-13-0
ME Waugh    7* (18b)      J Srinath    3-0-9-0

6.1

Srinath to Gilchrist, no run, still coming over the wicket for Gilchrist, on the middle, played back to the bowler

6.2

Srinath to Gilchrist, no run, on the off, pushed back along the pitch

6.3

Srinath to Gilchrist, no run, on the off, pushed to covers

6.4

Srinath to Gilchrist, no run, outside the off, cut away through the offside cordon. Kumble dives and collects it to his right and throws straight back on the stumps!

6.5

Srinath to Gilchrist, no run, shirter and faster. rapped on the pads and Kumble makes another good fielding. this time thw throw misses the stumps

6.6

Srinath to Gilchrist, no run, down the legs as Gilchrist goes for a hook, gets some part of the body onto the ball. Mongia catches it and they all appeal. Willey is not convinced

gloves or forearm? Willey seems to think forearms bowling change as Prasad comes on

End of over 7 (maiden) Australia 23/0
AC Gilchrist    11* (24b 1x4)      J Srinath    4-1-9-0
ME Waugh    7* (18b)      DS Mohanty    3-0-13-0

7.1

Prasad to ME Waugh, no run, on the off, pushed to backward point

7.2

Prasad to ME Waugh, 1 run, pushed to extra covers. Jadeja fields and an excellent quick run

7.3

Prasad to Gilchrist, 3 runs, played straighter, through midon. Mohanty fielding at midon has a long chase

7.4

Prasad to ME Waugh, no run, on the off, pushed to covers. Robin Singh fields

7.5

Prasad to ME Waugh, 1 run, on the backfoot, played well to backward square leg for a regulation single

7.6

Prasad to Gilchrist, no run, short of length, Gilchrist goes for his pull and misses. goes off the pads and the usual appeal from Mongia as well. Bucknor has a beautific smile on his face

End of over 8 (5 runs) Australia 28/0
AC Gilchrist    14* (26b 1x4)      BKV Prasad    1-0-5-0
ME Waugh    9* (22b)      J Srinath    4-1-9-0

8.1

Srinath to ME Waugh, no run, on the pads

8.2

Srinath to ME Waugh, no run, on the backfoot, cuts straight to Kumble at backward point

8.3

Srinath to ME Waugh, 1 run, on the legs, goes for a flick on th eonside. leading edge past a diving Kumble at gully, to thirdman

8.4

Srinath to Gilchrist, 2 runs, played through the covers. well placed past Jadeja. Only two this time as the Australians seem to respect jadeja a bit more than the rest

8.5

Srinath to Gilchrist, no run, on the off, played to covers

Gilchrist has done better than the previous matches but still seems to be a bit uncertain here so far there was a spanking straight drive to a poor ball from Mohanty earlier on

8.6

Srinath to Gilchrist, 1 run, comes from round the wicket now - at last. on the stumps. rapped on the pads and a big appeal but Willey reckons it must have brushed the bat on the way

End of over 9 (4 runs) Australia 32/0
AC Gilchrist    17* (29b 1x4)      J Srinath    5-1-13-0
ME Waugh    10* (25b)      BKV Prasad    1-0-5-0

9.1

Prasad to Gilchrist, no run, down the legs, rapped on the pads

Prasad coming over the wicket

9.2

Prasad to Gilchrist, no run, on the off, pushed to extra covers

9.3

Prasad to Gilchrist, no run, on the stumps, played back along the pitch. Prasad flicks the ball off his boots like a footballer and the crowd enjoys that

9.4

Prasad to Gilchrist, 1 run, pushed to covers. risky run. throw from Mohanty is so horrible, the run is not risky at all from the australian standpoint

9.5

Prasad to ME Waugh, no run, on the stumps, pushed to midwicket

9.6

Prasad to ME Waugh, no run, on the stumps, defended on the backfoot

very steady batting so far from the Australians Gilchrist has started taking chances Waugh deciding to play the anchor role

End of over 10 (1 run) Australia 33/0
ME Waugh    10* (27b)      BKV Prasad    2-0-6-0
AC Gilchrist    18* (33b 1x4)      J Srinath    5-1-13-0

10.1

Srinath to Gilchrist, no run, outside the off, ball moving a lot inwards. Gilchrist goes for an extravagant shot on the off is comprehensively beaten

10.2

Srinath to Gilchrist, 2 runs, just a mere push towards midoff and that yields couple of runs! well placed

10.3

Srinath to Gilchrist, 1 leg bye, on to the body as the ball lands just in front of the crease and Waugh forces Gilchrist to take an excellent run

Gilchrist covered the stumps all the way so that Srinath couldn't throw the stumps down at the non-strikers end

10.4

Srinath to ME Waugh, 1 wide, down the legside

10.4

Srinath to ME Waugh, no run, outside the off, good ball again. moves enough to trouble Waugh

10.5

Srinath to ME Waugh, no run, played to backward point

10.6

Srinath to ME Waugh, 1 run, cuts in and bounces a bit awkwardly. very well negotiated by Waugh to backward square leg

End of over 11 (5 runs) Australia 38/0
ME Waugh    11* (30b)      J Srinath    6-1-17-0
AC Gilchrist    20* (36b 1x4)      BKV Prasad    2-0-6-0

11.1

Prasad to ME Waugh, FOUR, down the track, goes for a huge shot on the off, top edged over thirdman! lucky but useful runs

11.2

Prasad to ME Waugh, 1 run, pushed to short midwicket and a quick run

11.3

Prasad to Gilchrist, 3 runs, pushed between square leg and midwicket and with that excellent placement the running is top class as well. three good runs

11.4

Prasad to ME Waugh, 1 run, glanced neatly to long leg and the creaming of runs has begun well and truly

11.5

Prasad to Gilchrist, no run, on the stumps, and defensive back along the pitch

11.6

Prasad to Gilchrist, no run, on the legs. Gilchrist goes for a big pull and swivels around only to see the ball land slowly on his pads

that ball landed on his box. thank god, it was a slow ball

End of over 12 (9 runs) Australia 47/0
AC Gilchrist    23* (39b 1x4)      BKV Prasad    3-0-15-0
ME Waugh    17* (33b 1x4)      J Srinath    6-1-17-0

12.1

Mohanty to ME Waugh, no run, pushed to Ganguly at extra covers. the fielding was not clean but no runs

12.2

Mohanty to ME Waugh, 2 runs, way outside the off and an offside poke shot results in an inner edge to fineleg!

12.3

Mohanty to ME Waugh, no run, advances down the track and played to Ganguly at covers

it looks very much like Australians are all set for a big target

12.4

Mohanty to ME Waugh, 2 runs, turned to deep abckward square leg. good running+sloppy fielding = two runs

12.5

Mohanty to ME Waugh, FOUR, outside the off, enough width and cut away square of the wicket!

India in deep trouble now

12.6

Mohanty to ME Waugh, no run, pitched up on the off, intended offside shot, ball goes to midon

End of over 13 (8 runs) Australia 55/0
ME Waugh    25* (39b 2x4)      DS Mohanty    4-0-21-0
AC Gilchrist    23* (39b 1x4)      BKV Prasad    3-0-15-0

13.1

Prasad to Gilchrist, 1 run, outside the off, steered to Srinath at thirdman

13.2

Prasad to ME Waugh, 1 run, on the backfoot, steered to Mohanty at thirdman now

13.3

Prasad to Gilchrist, 1 run, cut nicely through to square thirdman

13.4

Prasad to ME Waugh, no run, played to backward point

13.5

Prasad to ME Waugh, 1 no ball, awkward bounce, pushed defensively

13.5

Prasad to ME Waugh, no run, on the off, stroked to midoff

13.6

Prasad to ME Waugh, 1 run, on the middle and legs, played off his hips to short leg

End of over 14 (5 runs) Australia 60/0
ME Waugh    27* (44b 2x4)      BKV Prasad    4-0-20-0
AC Gilchrist    25* (41b 1x4)      DS Mohanty    4-0-21-0

14.1

Mohanty to ME Waugh, FOUR, flicked uppishly over midwicket. clean shot

14.2

Mohanty to ME Waugh, FOUR, too much width outside the off, smashed to deep point!

14.3

Mohanty to ME Waugh, 2 runs, on the off, placed superbly through the covers!

14.4

Mohanty to ME Waugh, no run, well outside the off. lucky it was not called wide

14.5

Mohanty to ME Waugh, no run, another crap wide ball that was cutting further away. played to Jadeja at backward point.

14.6

Mohanty to ME Waugh, 1 run, flicked to Robin Singh at deep square leg

15 overs up, and India having put Australia in have no wicket to show for that decision full credit to the Australian openers Kumble brought on - as a last resort

End of over 15 (11 runs) Australia 71/0
ME Waugh    38* (50b 4x4)      DS Mohanty    5-0-32-0
AC Gilchrist    25* (41b 1x4)      BKV Prasad    4-0-20-0

15.1

Kumble to ME Waugh, no run, on the stumps, played to square leg

15.2

Kumble to ME Waugh, no run, on the backfoot, close to the body. cut away to short thirdman

15.3

Kumble to ME Waugh, no run, played to short thirdman. Waugh wants a run but the fielder is quick on to the ball

15.4

Kumble to ME Waugh, 1 run, placed better this time, to the right of point

15.5

Kumble to Gilchrist, no run, wide on the off, played straight to Azharuddin at covers

15.6

Kumble to Gilchrist, 2 leg byes, down the legs. off the pads to fineleg. good running

Mohanty taken off after 19 runs from his 2 over spell

End of over 16 (3 runs) Australia 74/0
AC Gilchrist    25* (43b 1x4)      A Kumble    1-0-1-0
ME Waugh    39* (54b 4x4)      DS Mohanty    5-0-32-0

16.1

Ganguly to ME Waugh, no run, slow outswinger, beats the outstretched bat of Waugh

16.2

Ganguly to ME Waugh, (no ball) 1 run, turned to square leg

16.2

Ganguly to Gilchrist, 1 run, pushed to the right of square leg for a quick run

16.3

Ganguly to ME Waugh, no run, outside the off, played to Jadeja at point

16.4

Ganguly to ME Waugh, SIX, on his knees, smashed flat batted over deep midoff! super shot

several rows into the stands

16.5

Ganguly to ME Waugh, 1 run, played to backward point. quick run

16.6

Ganguly to Gilchrist, 1 run, flicked to fineleg. and an expensive over

Match State: Drinks the run rate now is a round 5.0

End of over 17 (11 runs) Australia 85/0
AC Gilchrist    27* (45b 1x4)      SC Ganguly    1-0-11-0
ME Waugh    47* (59b 4x4 1x6)      A Kumble    1-0-1-0

17.1

Kumble to Gilchrist, 1 run, turned to square leg

runs are there for the asking

17.2

Kumble to ME Waugh, no run, tossed up, played to Azharuddin at short covers

17.3

Kumble to ME Waugh, no run, mild leg break, played to square leg. wants a run. not taken

17.4

Kumble to ME Waugh, 2 runs, turned to fineleg

17.5

Kumble to ME Waugh, no run, on the backfoot, played to point

17.6

Kumble to ME Waugh, no run, on the off, attempted cut. misses the ball, through to keeper

End of over 18 (3 runs) Australia 88/0
ME Waugh    49* (64b 4x4 1x6)      A Kumble    2-0-4-0
AC Gilchrist    28* (46b 1x4)      SC Ganguly    1-0-11-0

18.1

Ganguly to Gilchrist, 1 wide, poor ball. on the legs, cutting further down the legside

18.1

Ganguly to Gilchrist, no run, on the stumps, played to Robin Singh at covers

18.2

Ganguly to Gilchrist, 1 run, pushed to Jadeja at backward point. throw was not on the stumps

18.3

Ganguly to ME Waugh, 1 run, turned to fineleg. a well made 50 for Mark Waugh

18.4

Ganguly to Gilchrist, 1 run, on the legs, played to Tendulkar at long on

18.5

Ganguly to ME Waugh, no run, good ball. moved in off the seam and catches Mark Waugh off guard

18.6

Ganguly to ME Waugh, no run, comes down the track, pushes to midiwcket. They wanted a run but stop dead as Robin Singh picks the ball up

End of over 19 (4 runs) Australia 92/0
ME Waugh    50* (67b 4x4 1x6)      SC Ganguly    2-0-15-0
AC Gilchrist    30* (49b 1x4)      A Kumble    2-0-4-0

19.1

Kumble to Gilchrist, no run, well tossed up. to the pitch of the ball, back to the bowler

19.2

Kumble to Gilchrist, 1 run, played to deep midwicket, picking the ball on the legs

19.3

Kumble to ME Waugh, no run, turned to square leg

19.4

Kumble to ME Waugh, FOUR, down the track, chipped over midon. more runs for Waugh

19.5

Kumble to ME Waugh, no run, pushed to short covers. Azhar fields

19.6

Kumble to ME Waugh, no run, close to the body. straight ball. beaten attempting a cut

End of over 20 (5 runs) Australia 97/0
ME Waugh    54* (71b 5x4 1x6)      A Kumble    3-0-9-0
AC Gilchrist    31* (51b 1x4)      SC Ganguly    2-0-15-0

20.1

Ganguly to Gilchrist, OUT, charges down the track, an easy catch to waiting Mohanty at midoff

AC Gilchrist c Mohanty b Ganguly 31 (91m 52b 1x4 0x6) SR: 59.61

and just about everyone talking about the 'wicket-breaker' that was an irresponsible shot from Adam Gilchrist batsmen crossed over

20.2

Ganguly to ME Waugh, no run, pushed to offside

20.3

Ganguly to ME Waugh, 2 runs, too wide outside the off, played to square thirdman keeping the bat flush on the ground horizontally and directing the ball along the ground

20.4

Ganguly to ME Waugh, no run, played to short covers

20.5

Ganguly to ME Waugh, 1 run, steered to thirdman, 100 up for Australia

Ponting take guard

20.6

Ganguly to Ponting, no run, that ball just went through Ponting! went between his bat & pads to Mongia

End of over 21 (3 runs) Australia 100/1
RT Ponting    0* (1b)      SC Ganguly    3-0-18-1
ME Waugh    57* (75b 5x4 1x6)      A Kumble    3-0-9-0

21.1

Kumble to ME Waugh, no run, on the off, spinning. played back to the bowler

21.2

Kumble to ME Waugh, 2 runs, nicely played to deep square leg. good running between the wicket as usual

21.3

Kumble to ME Waugh, 1 run, played stylishly between midwicket and midon

for Mark Waugh now, there are runs everywhere a silly point on for Ponting more of short extra covers

21.4

Kumble to Ponting, no run, on the backfoot, played to offside

21.5

Kumble to Ponting, no run, pushed to midwicket

21.6

Kumble to Ponting, no run, ball turns sufficiently. played to backward point

Dravid wearing shin guards

End of over 22 (3 runs) Australia 103/1
RT Ponting    0* (4b)      A Kumble    4-0-12-0
ME Waugh    60* (78b 5x4 1x6)      SC Ganguly    3-0-18-1

22.1

Ganguly to ME Waugh, 1 run, comes down the track, played to backward point

22.2

Ganguly to Ponting, no run, outside the off. Unsure Ponting leaves the ball to go through

22.3

Ganguly to Ponting, no run, swinging away. mistimed offdrive. to midoff fielder

22.4

Ganguly to Ponting, SIX, down the track, lofted straight over deep midoff! a great first scoring shot

22.5

Ganguly to Ponting, no run, outside the off, lets it go through

22.6

Ganguly to Ponting, 1 leg bye, off the pads, to short leg

End of over 23 (8 runs) Australia 111/1
RT Ponting    6* (9b 1x6)      SC Ganguly    4-0-25-1
ME Waugh    61* (79b 5x4 1x6)      A Kumble    4-0-12-0

23.1

Kumble to Ponting, 2 runs, on the legs, played neatly to deep midwicket

23.2

Kumble to Ponting, 2 runs, placed squarer this time, result is still the same

23.3

Kumble to Ponting, 1 run, pushed through the covers this time

23.4

Kumble to ME Waugh, 1 run, on the backfoot, played to deep point

23.5

Kumble to Ponting, 1 run, pushed to backward point, quick run

23.6

Kumble to ME Waugh, no run, played back alonmg the pitch, well fielded by Kumble on the followthrough

an expensive over for Kumble

End of over 24 (7 runs) Australia 118/1
ME Waugh    62* (81b 5x4 1x6)      A Kumble    5-0-19-0
RT Ponting    12* (13b 1x6)      SC Ganguly    4-0-25-1

24.1

Ganguly to Ponting, 1 run, cuts in from outside the off, played to long off

it looks like Indians have already let the game drifting away from them there is no attempt at checking the flow of runs here

24.2

Ganguly to ME Waugh, FOUR, down the track, lofted safely over midwicket

24.3

Ganguly to ME Waugh, no run, cuts in and raps on the pad well outside the off. appeal but not out

24.4

Ganguly to ME Waugh, 1 run, down the track, flicked uppishly to square leg. Kumble picks up on the first bounce

with both Mohanty and Ganguly proving expensive, we will see Tendulkar and Robin Singh bowling

24.5

Ganguly to Ponting, no run, played back to the bowler

24.6

Ganguly to Ponting, no run, forward, defensive to covers

Prasad will have to be brought on for a 3 over spell or so, but Tendulkar and Robin Singh will have to bowl a tight 10 overs as expected, Prasad on

End of over 25 (6 runs) Australia 124/1
RT Ponting    13* (16b 1x6)      SC Ganguly    5-0-31-1
ME Waugh    67* (84b 6x4 1x6)      A Kumble    5-0-19-0

25.1

Prasad to ME Waugh, 1 run, on the off, to thirdman

25.2

Prasad to Ponting, 1 run, played to midwicket

25.3

Prasad to ME Waugh, 2 leg byes, well down the legs, off the pads to fineleg

25.4

Prasad to ME Waugh, 1 run, inner edge, Waugh is lucky once again. to fineleg

25.5

Prasad to Ponting, 1 run, pushed to square leg, another easy run for the taking

25.6

Prasad to ME Waugh, 1 run, flicked to fineleg

End of over 26 (7 runs) Australia 131/1
ME Waugh    70* (88b 6x4 1x6)      BKV Prasad    5-0-25-0
RT Ponting    15* (18b 1x6)      SC Ganguly    5-0-31-1

26.1

Singh to ME Waugh, 1 leg bye, comes down the track! on the pads to short leg

26.2

Singh to Ponting, no run, on the off, played to Jadeja at backward point

26.3

Singh to Ponting, 1 run, mild leg cutter, played to thirdman

26.4

Singh to ME Waugh, FOUR, slightly short of length, hammered from outside the off, to deep midon!

26.5

Singh to ME Waugh, 1 no ball, pushed to midwicket

26.5

Singh to ME Waugh, FOUR, down the track, played superbly through the covers. uppish but very safe and effective

26.6

Singh to ME Waugh, no run, on the stumps, pushed to short covers

Azhar wondering why he even won the toss in the first place top class innings from Mark Waugh so far

End of over 27 (11 runs) Australia 142/1
ME Waugh    78* (93b 8x4 1x6)      RR Singh    1-0-10-0
RT Ponting    16* (20b 1x6)      BKV Prasad    5-0-25-0

27.1

Prasad to Ponting, no run, down the legs, played to short midwicket

27.2

Prasad to Ponting, no run, down the legside. Ponting almost falls over trying to glance the ball. through to Mongia

27.3

Prasad to Ponting, no run, down the track, cracked to covers. Azharuddin fields very well. Crowd thinks it was a catch. bump ball instead

27.4

Prasad to Ponting, no run, outside the off. Prasad special leg cutter. beats him

27.5

Prasad to Ponting, 1 run, dropped just behind the stumps and they take an extremely risky quick run

27.6

Prasad to ME Waugh, 1 run, turned to fineleg. a much better over in a long time from Indians

Robin Singh still to continue

End of over 28 (2 runs) Australia 144/1
ME Waugh    79* (94b 8x4 1x6)      BKV Prasad    6-0-27-0
RT Ponting    17* (25b 1x6)      RR Singh    1-0-10-0

28.1

Singh to ME Waugh, 1 wide, down the legside, and this is not a pardonable sin

28.1

Singh to ME Waugh, 2 runs, down the track, played to long on and before Dravid can field, quick couple of runs!

50 runs partnership!

28.2

Singh to ME Waugh, 1 wide, way down the legside and this is pathetic!

28.2

Singh to ME Waugh, 1 run, turned past square leg. Ganguly escorts the ball for a while and then fields

28.3

Singh to Ponting, (no ball) 1 run, a noball to boot! played to square leg

Robin Singh is turning out to be worse than Mohanty and Ganguly

28.3

Singh to ME Waugh, no run, on the off. a welcome relief as the ball is played back to him straight

Tendulkar encouraging Singh a bit

28.4

Singh to ME Waugh, 1 run, down the track, played to long on

28.5

Singh to Ponting, no run, on the middle an dlegs, played to midwicket

28.6

Singh to Ponting, 1 run, on the backfoot, played to long on

it is India's 7th bowler - Tendulkar now

End of over 29 (9 runs) Australia 153/1
RT Ponting    19* (28b 1x6)      RR Singh    2-0-19-0
ME Waugh    83* (98b 8x4 1x6)      BKV Prasad    6-0-27-0

29.1

Tendulkar to Ponting, no run, on the stumps, played to covers

29.2

Tendulkar to Ponting, no run, on the off, played back to the bowler

it is difficult to guess what he is bowling

29.3

Tendulkar to Ponting, no run, on the off again, defensive

29.4

Tendulkar to Ponting, no run, slow on the stumps, played to backward point

29.5

Tendulkar to Ponting, FOUR, width outside the off, swinging a bit away, driven through the covers and a shocker of a fielding from Prasad

that calls for dropping Prasad from the team! what a pathetic effort at fielding at the boundary! he just jogged towards the ball and let it go over the ropes

29.6

Tendulkar to Ponting, no run, on the off, played back to the bowler

End of over 30 (4 runs) Australia 157/1
RT Ponting    23* (34b 1x4 1x6)      SR Tendulkar    1-0-4-0
ME Waugh    83* (98b 8x4 1x6)      RR Singh    2-0-19-0

30.1

Singh to ME Waugh, OUT, a soft dismissal. loose ball outside the legs. Mark Waugh played it straight into the hands of Prasad at fine leg and Prasad somehow manages to catch this

ME Waugh c Prasad b Singh 83 (131m 99b 8x4 1x6) SR: 83.83

in fact, even Mohanty caught the ball not so cleanly. The fielding and catching is nowhere International standard and of course, Waugh misses a golden chance to score a 100. all around poor display - bowling, batting and catching

30.2

Singh to Lehmann, 1 leg bye, on the pads. appeal. ball rolls to thirdman

30.3

Singh to Ponting, no run, on the off, played to midwicket

30.4

Singh to Ponting, OUT, outside the off, inner edged onto the stumps. this is suicidal for the Australians!

RT Ponting b Singh 23 (43m 36b 1x4 1x6) SR: 63.88

30.5

Singh to SR Waugh, no run, on the off, pushed to backward point

30.6

Singh to SR Waugh, 1 run, turned to fineleg

and Prasad comes on! a slip on

End of over 31 (2 runs) Australia 159/3
SR Waugh    1* (2b)      RR Singh    3-0-20-2
DS Lehmann    0* (1b)      SR Tendulkar    1-0-4-0

31.1

Prasad to SR Waugh, 1 run, thick outside edge, to thridman, right of Azharuddin at slips

31.2

Prasad to Lehmann, no run, on the middle and leg, turned to midwicket

whatever has happened - the last two wickets - is completely due to Aus fault

31.3

Prasad to Lehmann, no run, on the stumps, defended

and suddenly the Indians have perked up

31.4

Prasad to Lehmann, no run, on the stumps, defended to Robin Singh at midwicket

Robin Singh is now all over the field

31.5

Prasad to Lehmann, no run, outside the off, leaves it alone

31.6

Prasad to Lehmann, no run, played to covers and even Mohanty makes a diving save!

Australian run rate is still at 5.0 it is now up to Lehmann and Steve Waugh to compile runs steadily

End of over 32 (1 run) Australia 160/3
DS Lehmann    0* (6b)      BKV Prasad    7-0-28-0
SR Waugh    2* (3b)      RR Singh    3-0-20-2

32.1

Singh to SR Waugh, no run, on the off, played back along the pitch

32.2

Singh to SR Waugh, 1 wide, way outside the off, attempted cut. misses. but a run anyway

32.2

Singh to SR Waugh, no run, on the stumps, played defensively

32.3

Singh to SR Waugh, 1 run, played straight to midoff and a run there before Ganguly throws at the stumps

32.4

Singh to Lehmann, 1 run, on the legs, turned top square leg. Azharuddin fields

32.5

Singh to SR Waugh, 1 run, turned to Prasad at fine leg

32.6

Singh to Lehmann, 1 run, steered to thirdman

End of over 33 (5 runs) Australia 165/3
DS Lehmann    2* (8b)      RR Singh    4-0-25-2
SR Waugh    4* (7b)      BKV Prasad    7-0-28-0

33.1

Prasad to Lehmann, no run, pushed to backward point

33.2

Prasad to Lehmann, 1 run, pushed on to ihs legs, quick run as a diving Robin Singh gets the ball onto the stumps. Steve Waugh in brilliantly

33.3

Prasad to SR Waugh, no run, played defensively to midoff

33.4

Prasad to SR Waugh, 3 runs, driven through the covers. diving Robin Singh cannot stop it. Srinath fields it at the boundary

33.5

Prasad to Lehmann, no run, pushed to Robin Singh at short midwicket

33.6

Prasad to Lehmann, FOUR, down the legs, tickled to fineleg

End of over 34 (8 runs) Australia 173/3
DS Lehmann    7* (12b 1x4)      BKV Prasad    8-0-36-0
SR Waugh    7* (9b)      RR Singh    4-0-25-2

34.1

Singh to SR Waugh, 2 runs, played uppishly over Jadeja at backward point. It is now Srinath's chance to misfield and an extra run

34.2

Singh to SR Waugh, no run, played defensively back along the pitch

34.3

Singh to SR Waugh, 1 run, half-volley on the legs, flicked to fineleg

34.4

Singh to Lehmann, 2 runs, turned to fineleg and Indian fielding gives an additional run

34.5

Singh to Lehmann, 1 run, inner edge cutting the ball between himself and the stumps to backward square leg

34.6

Singh to SR Waugh, no run, outside the off, attempted tickle to thirdman. misses it

Kumble for his second spell

End of over 35 (6 runs) Australia 179/3
SR Waugh    10* (13b)      RR Singh    5-0-31-2
DS Lehmann    10* (14b 1x4)      BKV Prasad    8-0-36-0

35.1

Kumble to Lehmann, 1 run, loosener outside the off, to sweeper covers

35.2

Kumble to SR Waugh, no run, played back to the bowler

35.3

Kumble to SR Waugh, FOUR, drifting down th elegs, glanced to fineleg

35.4

Kumble to SR Waugh, 1 run, played to long on

Mongia asking the bowlers to bowl quickly

35.5

Kumble to Lehmann, no run, pushed to backward point

35.6

Kumble to Lehmann, no run, outside the off, googly. beats Lehmann

End of over 36 (6 runs) Australia 185/3
DS Lehmann    11* (17b 1x4)      A Kumble    6-0-25-0
SR Waugh    15* (16b 1x4)      RR Singh    5-0-31-2

36.1

Singh to SR Waugh, 2 runs, turned to fineleg. no point in calling Indian fielding sloppy. It is just not upto standard

36.2

Singh to SR Waugh, no run, pushed to midwicket

36.3

Singh to SR Waugh, 1 run, tickled to Mongia behind the stumps and there is an easy single there!!!

36.4

Singh to Lehmann, 1 run, on the legs, straight to Srinath at fineleg

36.5

Singh to SR Waugh, 1 run, turned to backward short leg. a run again

nudge, tickle, run and expect Indians to give another. like buy one and get one free

36.6

Singh to Lehmann, no run, pushed to midoff

End of over 37 (5 runs) Australia 190/3
DS Lehmann    12* (19b 1x4)      RR Singh    6-0-36-2
SR Waugh    19* (20b 1x4)      A Kumble    6-0-25-0

37.1

Kumble to SR Waugh, no run, pushes him onto the backfoot. defended

37.2

Kumble to SR Waugh, 1 run, full toss, merely pushed to Tendulkar at midwicket who half-fields it

37.3

Kumble to Lehmann, 1 run, well outside the off. cross-batted hammering to deep midwicket

37.4

Kumble to SR Waugh, no run, on the blockhole. played back to the bowler

37.5

Kumble to SR Waugh, no run, on the backfoot. tries to cut it but can't make enough room. back to the bowler

37.6

Kumble to SR Waugh, 1 run, on the legs, played to long on

End of over 38 (3 runs) Australia 193/3
SR Waugh    21* (25b 1x4)      A Kumble    7-0-28-0
DS Lehmann    13* (20b 1x4)      RR Singh    6-0-36-2

38.1

Singh to SR Waugh, no run, on the stumps, defended onto the pitch

38.2

Singh to SR Waugh, 2 runs, fine tickle to fine thirdman. Srinath, underarm throw, easy two runs

38.3

Singh to SR Waugh, no run, better ball. cramped Waugh. on the stumps. back to the bowler

38.4

Singh to SR Waugh, FOUR, hammered to deep midwicket, and now it is Kumble's turn to show how poor Indian fielding is

38.5

Singh to SR Waugh, no run, played early, straight to Tendulkar at midon

38.6

Singh to SR Waugh, 1 run, steered to thirdman, 200 comes up

End of over 39 (7 runs) Australia 200/3
SR Waugh    28* (31b 2x4)      RR Singh    7-0-43-2
DS Lehmann    13* (20b 1x4)      A Kumble    7-0-28-0

39.1

Kumble to SR Waugh, 1 leg bye, attempted pull. off the pads to fineleg

39.2

Kumble to Lehmann, no run, comws down the track. pushes the ball to the legs. Lehmann just defends it back

39.3

Kumble to Lehmann, 1 run, on the legs, attempted sweep. to backward short leg. Mongia stops the ball

39.4

Kumble to SR Waugh, 1 run, played to sweeper covers. better fielding and throw from Prasad

39.5

Kumble to Lehmann, 1 run, played to short thirdman, quick run

39.6

Kumble to SR Waugh, no run, played back to the bowler

Srinath brought on

End of over 40 (4 runs) Australia 204/3
SR Waugh    29* (34b 2x4)      A Kumble    8-0-31-0
DS Lehmann    15* (23b 1x4)      RR Singh    7-0-43-2

40.1

Srinath to Lehmann, 1 run, from round the wicket, inner edged to fineleg

40.2

Srinath to SR Waugh, FOUR, short outside the off, nicely glided to thirdman boundary

Srinath is slated to go for a lot of runs in his second spell - usually 50 partnership again

40.3

Srinath to SR Waugh, 3 runs, on the legs, flicked to deep midwicket and before Prasad can field and throw good running brings 3

Steve Waugh now has 6001 runs

40.4

Srinath to Lehmann, 1 run, played to midon, quick single

40.5

Srinath to SR Waugh, no run, off the body, caught by Mongia down the legs. appeal. not out

40.6

Srinath to SR Waugh, no run, faster ball. going down th elegs. rapped on the pads

Mohanty - surprisingly

End of over 41 (9 runs) Australia 213/3
SR Waugh    36* (38b 3x4)      J Srinath    7-1-26-0
DS Lehmann    17* (25b 1x4)      A Kumble    8-0-31-0

41.1

Mohanty to Lehmann, 1 run, on the off, flowing drive to sweeper covers

41.2

Mohanty to SR Waugh, 1 leg bye, off the pads, to backward short leg

41.3

Mohanty to Lehmann, 2 leg byes, off the pads to fineleg. Tendulkar fields well and throws well too

41.4

Mohanty to Lehmann, 1 run, comes down the track, steered to thirdman

41.5

Mohanty to SR Waugh, OUT, half-volley on the legs, flicked uppishly. takes the leading edge to Kumble at midon

SR Waugh c Kumble b Mohanty 36 (42m 40b 3x4 0x6) SR: 90.00

41.6

Mohanty to Lehmann, no run

End of over 42 (5 runs) Australia 218/4
DS Lehmann    19* (29b 1x4)      DS Mohanty    6-0-34-1
MG Bevan    0* (0b)      J Srinath    7-1-26-0

42.1

Srinath to Bevan, no run, from round the wicket, on the stumps. played to short midwicket

42.2

Srinath to Bevan, no run, outside the off, beaten! pretty quick ball and bouncing as well

42.3

Srinath to Bevan, no run, on the stumps. defended. good bowling cramping Bevan

42.4

Srinath to Bevan, no run, on the off, moves away from a soft spot on the pitch. gets away from being declared wide

42.5

Srinath to Bevan, no run, on the off, closer to the body this time. well left

cracking over so far from Srinath

42.6

Srinath to Bevan, no run, on the stumps, played defensively to midon and a good maiden over from Srinath

End of over 43 (maiden) Australia 218/4
MG Bevan    0* (6b)      J Srinath    8-2-26-0
DS Lehmann    19* (29b 1x4)      DS Mohanty    6-0-34-1

43.1

Mohanty to Lehmann, FOUR, half-volley on the off, slogged over square leg

43.2

Mohanty to Lehmann, 3 runs, played through the covers. well played through the gap. Kumble fields at the boundary

it would be nice for India if this is Mohanty's last over

43.3

Mohanty to Bevan, no run, rank wide ball outside the off. Bevan should have left this. reaches out and pats it to covers

43.4

Mohanty to Bevan, no run, played nicely straight to Azharuddin at covers

43.5

Mohanty to Bevan, 1 run, wide outside the off, played to midoff

43.6

Mohanty to Lehmann, 5 no balls, way down the legs and what a poor ball to bowl now!

43.6

Mohanty to Lehmann, OUT, rapped on the body. Lehmann runs down the track needlessly for a run and a direct throw from Jadeja dispathces him!

DS Lehmann run out 26 (56m 33b 2x4 0x6) SR: 78.78

End of over 44 (13 runs) Australia 231/4
     DS Mohanty    7-0-47-1
MG Bevan    1* (9b)      J Srinath    8-2-26-0

44.1

Srinath to Bevan, no run

44.2

Srinath to Bevan, no run, defended to point

44.3

Srinath to Bevan, no run, outside the off, misses the cut shot. Mongia can't collect it properly

44.4

Srinath to Bevan, 1 run, cut away to Prasad at deep point

Moody, the big tall giant

44.5

Srinath to Moody, 1 no ball, rapped on the pads. ball going down the legside

32 extras from Indians

44.5

Srinath to Moody, 1 leg bye, slower ball. attempt at ytorker, off the pads to fineleg. for some strange reason Moody wants no more than a run

44.6

Srinath to Bevan, 1 run, steered to Dravid at thirdman. a good over in the slogs from Srinath

End of over 45 (4 runs) Australia 235/5
MG Bevan    3* (14b)      J Srinath    9-2-29-0
TM Moody    0* (2b)      DS Mohanty    7-0-47-1

45.1

Kumble to Bevan, 1 run, down the track, chipped over the infield to Prasad at sweeper midwicket

45.2

Kumble to Moody, no run, played to Azharuddin at short midwicket

45.3

Kumble to Moody, no run, accurate on the stumps, played back to the bowler

45.4

Kumble to Moody, 1 run, on the legs, played to Srinath at fineleg

45.5

Kumble to Bevan, 1 run, down the track, played to long on. Dravid fields

45.6

Kumble to Moody, no run, on the blockhole on the legs, played back to the bowler

Prasad has two overs. Kumble and Srinath one each

End of over 46 (3 runs) Australia 238/5
TM Moody    1* (6b)      A Kumble    9-0-34-0
MG Bevan    5* (16b)      J Srinath    9-2-29-0

46.1

Srinath to Bevan, 1 run, turned to fineleg. Mohanty fields

Srinath to Moody now

46.2

Srinath to Moody, 1 run, attempted yorker turns into full toss. to Tendulkar at midon

46.3

Srinath to Bevan, no run, outside the off, over the bat, through to keeper

46.4

Srinath to Bevan, no run, outside the off, seaming away. beats Bevan

46.5

Srinath to Bevan, (no ball) 1 run, good yorker but misdirected line, played to square leg, and a noball too

46.5

Srinath to Moody, no run, pushed to Robin Singh at short midwicket who throws the ball on the stumps. saves a run

46.6

Srinath to Moody, 1 run, full toss, played to Prasad at dee[ midwicket.

an excellent slog over spell from Srinath - something of a rarity in fact

End of over 47 (5 runs) Australia 243/5
TM Moody    3* (9b)      J Srinath    10-2-34-0
MG Bevan    7* (20b)      A Kumble    9-0-34-0

47.1

Prasad to Moody, no run, outside the off, nice ball. beats Moody

47.2

Prasad to Moody, 3 runs, driven straight, Mohanty fields eventually after several hours and well run

47.3

Prasad to Bevan, 1 run, played to Dravid at midon

47.4

Prasad to Moody, no run, good change of pace, on the legs just as Moody moes away to make room. back to the bowler

47.5

Prasad to Moody, 1 wide, slowert ball but well outside the off

47.5

Prasad to Moody, FOUR, on the legs, swung to deep square leg boundary. no chance for the fineleg fielder

47.6

Prasad to Moody, 2 runs, chipped over midoff. Dravid simply had no clue as to where the ball was going. ball lands safely over his heads and a couple of runs

a good over for Australians

End of over 48 (11 runs) Australia 254/5
TM Moody    12* (14b 1x4)      BKV Prasad    9-0-47-0
MG Bevan    8* (21b)      J Srinath    10-2-34-0

48.1

Kumble to Bevan, SIX, down the track, over long off

48.2

Kumble to Bevan, 1 run, played to long on

48.3

Kumble to Moody, FOUR, down the track, smashed to deep midoff

48.4

Kumble to Moody, 1 run, goes for a big shot on the onside, off the inner edge to fineleg

48.5

Kumble to Bevan, 1 run, played to long on. Srinath fields

48.6

Kumble to Moody, 2 runs, makes room and played to deep midoff. Srinath is the fielder

last six balls coming up. already an excellent score for Australia they would be looking to add a lot more to the total

End of over 49 (15 runs) Australia 269/5
TM Moody    19* (17b 2x4)      A Kumble    10-0-49-0
MG Bevan    16* (24b 1x6)      BKV Prasad    9-0-47-0

49.1

Prasad to Bevan, FOUR, chipped over the infield, easily crosses tyhe fence!

49.2

Prasad to Bevan, 2 runs, on the legs again, played to deep midwicket, quick running

49.3

Prasad to Bevan, OUT, goes for a pull, top edged to Mongia. an easy catch

MG Bevan c †Mongia b Prasad 22 (32m 27b 1x4 1x6) SR: 81.48

49.4

Prasad to Moody, FOUR, Moody moved down th elegs to make room, dropped on the legside, played over deep midwicket

49.5

Prasad to Moody, no run, slower ball. Moody swings the bat and misses the ball.

49.6

Prasad to Moody, 3 runs, down the track, top edges to fine thirdman. tendulkar does extremely well to stop the ball from crossing the ropes and his throw however is wild. Azhar collects it at midwicket position and throws at the stumps but three runs taken well

Match State: Lunch break Australians, lead by Steve Waugh coming on to the ground followed now by Ganguly and then Tendulkar it is windy there is still a dark cloud cover over the ground McGrath brisk and busy, marking his run up

End of over 50 (13 runs) Australia 282/6
TM Moody    26* (20b 3x4)      BKV Prasad    10-0-60-1
SK Warne    0* (0b)      A Kumble    10-0-49-0
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