Border-Gavaskar Trophy - 2nd Test

India v Australia

India won by 7 wickets

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150

0.1

Khan to Watson, no run, Three slips in place. One gully. Fine start from Zaheer. He goes for the yorker! Watson digs it out to the on side. It's not quite a yorker, lands short of the crease and Watson jabs it away

0.2

Khan to Watson, 3 runs, pushes this well outside off and Watson leans across to push it through covers. Slow outfield. It has been raining every evening for a while now. Well it didn't rain yesterday, though.

Australia 3/0   SR Watson 3* (2b)

1.1

Sreesanth to Watson, no run, a low full toss, looking for some swing there, tapped to square-leg

1.2

Sreesanth to Watson, FOUR, Sweet! He leaned forward to crash a full-pitched delivery through extra covers. It was full and outside off.

1.3

Sreesanth to Watson, FOUR, Fine strike again! It was another overpitched delivery, and Watto drives it to left of the bowler. Perhaps too full. He is looking for some movement.

1.4

Sreesanth to Watson, no run, This one is on the length and Watson drives to mid-off.

1.5

Sreesanth to Watson, no run, Good delivery this. It curves away a touch, on the off and middle line, from a length and Watson pushes it out to the off side

1.6

Sreesanth to Watson, no run, length delivery that straightens on the middle and off line and Watson comes forward to push it out to the off side. The slip cordon liked that delivery.

Australia 11/0   SR Watson 11* (8b 2x4)

2.2

Khan to Watson, no run, Loud shout for lbw.It landed around the leg stump line and moved towards off. There seemed an inside nick. And it might have missed off too.

2.3

Khan to Watson, 1 run, another good delivery. This one is fuller and straightens on the leg stump line .. rolls away of the pad

Australia 13/0   SR Watson 12* (10b 2x4)

3.1

Sreesanth to Watson, no run, good delivery in the channel outside off and Watson covers his off stump before shouldering arms

3.2

Sreesanth to Watson, no run, lovely delivery this: it lands on a length around middle and cuts away towards off, Watson does pretty well to cover for the movement and pushes it out to covers

3.3

Sreesanth to Watson, 1 run, fuller, straighter on the middle, Watson drives to right of Tendulkar at mid-on. Watson was looking for the second but kills the thought as Tendulkar had stopped the ball and was ready with the throw

3.6

Sreesanth to Watson, no run, length delivery on the off and middle line and Watson gets forward, bat and pad close together as he defends.

Australia 15/0   SR Watson 13* (14b 2x4)

4.6

Khan to Watson, no run, full in length around the off stump line and Watson gets forward confidently, a nice positive stride across, and drives to Pujara at covers

Australia 16/0   SR Watson 13* (15b 2x4)

5.5

Sreesanth to Watson, FOUR, full delivery on the middle and leg, it doesn't swing out, it remains straight and Watson flicks it away to deep square-leg region where Zaheer tries to stop it with his boot and only manages to kick it beyond the boundary.

5.6

Sreesanth to Watson, no run, fine delivery. This one landed on a length around off and shaped away ever so late. Watson was squared-up as he pushed out at it and the ball rushed past the edge

Australia 21/0   SR Watson 17* (17b 3x4)

7.1

Ojha to Watson, no run, on the middle stump line, on driven to mid-on

7.2

Ojha to Watson, no run, on the middle and leg line, pushed out to midwicket

7.3

Ojha to Watson, no run, slip and silly cover/point watch Watson defend on the front foot

7.4

Ojha to Watson, no run, flighted full on the middle and off line, driven back to the bowler

7.5

Ojha to Watson, no run, around the middle and off line, fullish, driven to mid-off

7.6

Ojha to Watson, no run, puts his front foot out and then brings his bat around the pad to push this to mid-on.

Australia 21/0   SR Watson 17* (23b 3x4)

9.1

Ojha to Watson, no run, Fab delivery As you would expect with some moisture, the ball grips on the surface. This one came in from round the stumps, gripped and turned right across the forward defensive prod

9.2

Ojha to Watson, no run, stretches forward to defend the flighted delivery

9.3

Ojha to Watson, no run, leans forward to defend to the off side

9.4

Ojha to Watson, FOUR, Whack! Good delivery actually; it was flighted on a length outside off and Watto lifts it over mid-on. If he had tried to swing across the line to say around midwicket, he might have got a top-edge on that. He went straighter, over mid-on

9.5

Ojha to Watson, no run, leans forward to defend to the off side

9.6

Ojha to Watson, 1 run, pushes this to mid-on for a single

Australia 30/0   SR Watson 22* (29b 4x4)

10.1

Khan to Watson, FOUR, Crash! Watto moves forward quickly and drives the length delivery past the non-striker. Hit ona bent forward knee. Neatly done. "Terrific stuff. terrific stuff," coos SMGavaskar on air.

10.2

Khan to Watson, 1 run, from round the stumps now. Watson gets forward to work it to square-leg region

10.5

Khan to Watson, FOUR, from round the stumps, on a length and just outside off, Watson plays his fav front-foot chop to thirdman. He was on the front foot, waited for the ball to come to him, opened the bat-face and chopped it past gully. Very nicely done.

10.6

Khan to Watson, FOUR, And lot more flashier this time. It was outside off and Watson flashes it to right of gully this time. The previous one was steered to left of that fielder. This one has been cracked hard to the right of him

Australia 44/0   SR Watson 35* (33b 7x4)

11.6

Ojha to Watson, no run, full and on the leg stump line, worked to midwicket

Australia 49/0   SR Watson 35* (34b 7x4)

12.6

Sreesanth to Watson, FOUR, Imperious! lands this short of length and Watson pulls it through midwicket. Crunchy pull!

Australia 54/0   SR Watson 39* (35b 8x4)

14.1

Sreesanth to Watson, 1 run, short and a little outside off, Watson stays back and cuts to deep point. India have cover there, Watson has already managed to push the field back

Australia 61/0   SR Watson 40* (36b 8x4)

15.1

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, no run, fullish off break on off stump turning in, worked with the spin to short midwicket

15.2

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, 1 run, shorter outside off, Watson stays in the crease, waits for the spin and plays to the off side

15.5

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, no run, on middle and leg, Watson looks to nurdle around the corner but can't beat leg slip

15.6

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, 1 run, full on off and swept with the turn to deep square leg.

Australia 66/0   SR Watson 42* (40b 8x4)

16.1

Sreesanth to Watson, no run, back of a length on off stump, Watson stays back and defends with the full face

16.2

Sreesanth to Watson, no run, good stuff, fuller on off stump, searching for movement and getting it to curve away nicely. Watson spots it and lets it go

16.3

Sreesanth to Watson, no run, full on the stumps, opens the face and runs it to the off side

16.4

Sreesanth to Watson, no run, another huge lbw appeal, but Gould had no doubts here and says not out early. It cut in from off stump, had Watson in trouble as he eased half forward and rapped him high on the front pad. Was it the height? We will wait for replays.

16.5

Sreesanth to Watson, 2 runs, opens the face outside off and picks a quick couple behind backward point

16.6

Sreesanth to Watson, 1 no ball, Well, Sree is in for Ishant and seems to have picked up something from him. Big no-ball. Hmm, will Sree also play a match-winning innings on day five?

16.6

Sreesanth to Watson, no run, good stuff this, bustles in and lands it on a length around off stump and it hurries through as it holds its line. Watson plays it off the inside half towards midwicket

Australia 69/0   SR Watson 44* (47b 8x4)

17.3

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, 1 run, drifts in from outside off and Watto turns it with the spin towards midwicket for one

Australia 71/0   SR Watson 45* (48b 8x4)

18.1

Sreesanth to Watson, no run, another one that holds it line and comes in with the angle from outside off. Watto comes forward and defends to the leg side

18.2

Sreesanth to Watson, 1 run, too short and Watson is in position early. Pulled along the carpet to Vijay at deep square leg

Australia 72/0   SR Watson 46* (50b 8x4)

19.1

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, no run, turns in from outside off, Watto reaches out and smothers the spin

19.2

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, no run, drifts down the leg with the spin as Watto looks to whip off the backfoot. Misses and Dhoni collects

19.3

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, 1 run, swept hard from outside off, along the ground to deep midwicket for one

Australia 73/0   SR Watson 47* (53b 8x4)

20.1

Ojha to Watson, no run, tossed up on middle and off, Watson reaches out and plays to the leg side

20.2

Ojha to Watson, no run, doesn't quite reach the pitch this time, but covers the turn and plays it off the outside half towards point

20.3

Ojha to Watson, no run, over-pitched on middle and off, punched back to the bowler.

20.4

Ojha to Watson, FOUR, Fifty to Watson, he is having a dream tour is this man. Goes for the sweep and sends it packing towards the midwicket fence for four more. Well played

20.5

Ojha to Watson, no run, Full on leg, driven with intent down the track, Ojha non-chalantly sticks out the right boot to stop it

20.6

Ojha to Watson, no run, on a length around middle and off, Watson defends with the turn to the off side

Australia 77/0   SR Watson 51* (59b 9x4)

22.1

Ojha to Watson, no run, speared in from wide of the crease to the leg stump. Defended by Watto down the pitch

22.2

Ojha to Watson, no run, tossed up on off and driven powerfully, Raina at short extra cover leaps away to his left and saves a certain four

22.3

Ojha to Watson, 1 run, full on the pads and punched down to long on for one

Australia 82/0   SR Watson 52* (62b 9x4)

24.3

Ojha to Watson, no run, turn there, tries to rip it across Watto's defense, but he has the line covered

24.4

Ojha to Watson, 1 run, on the leg stump line and driven down towards long on for an easy single

Australia 94/0   SR Watson 53* (64b 9x4)

25.1

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, no run, tossed up outside off, Watson reaches across and defends with the spin to the leg side

25.2

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, no run, sharp spin from off, across Watson who clips it along behind square

25.3

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, 1 run, fuller on off and swept with authority behind square for one

Australia 95/0   SR Watson 54* (67b 9x4)

26.1

Ojha to Watson, no run, spin from off stump, away from Watson who lets it go.

26.2

Ojha to Watson, no run, over-pitched on off stump and driven powerfully towards cover where Raina prowls and comes sup with the ball

26.3

Ojha to Watson, no run, shortens the length, Watson comes forward and defends

26.4

Ojha to Watson, no run, outside off this time and Watson reaches out to play it towards the covers

26.5

Ojha to Watson, no run, on middle and leg, and worked off the pads towards mid on

26.6

Ojha to Watson, no run, holds it back and gets some extra spin from middle towards off stump, Watson plays it softly off the outside half behind square and they think of a single. But none is taken. Australia go into lunch without loss. Great start for the visitors.

Australia 95/0   SR Watson 54* (73b 9x4)

28.1

Ojha to Watson, no run, just outside the off stump and Watson pushes it to short cover

28.2

Ojha to Watson, no run, takes a good positive stride forward and across before he defends

28.3

Ojha to Watson, no run, straighter on the off stump line and Watson taps it to the off side

28.4

Ojha to Watson, no run, gets back to cut but Tendulkar makes a tumbling stop at backward point. The crowd roar, Tendulkar smiles

28.5

Ojha to Watson, no run, leans forward to defend this to the off side. Slip, silly point and short extra cover in

28.6

Ojha to Watson, no run, stretches well forward to smother any turn

Australia 99/1   SR Watson 54* (79b 9x4)

30.1

Ojha to Watson, 1 run, slip and silly cover point watch Watson get forward and on drive this flighted delivery to long-on for a single.

Australia 104/1   SR Watson 55* (80b 9x4)

31.1

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, no run, from round the stumps to Watson who presses back to turn it to the leg side

31.2

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, 1 run, quicker, on the middle and leg line, clipped to deep backward square-leg

31.6

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, no run, toppie on the middle stump line, Watson is right back to defend to the leg side

Australia 106/1   SR Watson 56* (83b 9x4)

32.5

Ojha to Watson, no run, on the middle and off line, tapped back to the bowler

32.6

Ojha to Watson, no run, lands outside off stump on a length, left alone

Australia 111/1   SR Watson 56* (85b 9x4)

33.5

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, 1 run, Watson leans forward to whip the flighted full delivery on middle stump line to deep midwicket

Australia 113/1   SR Watson 57* (86b 9x4)

34.1

Ojha to Watson, no run, leans well forward to defend to the off side

34.2

Ojha to Watson, OUT, Gloved! Or may be from the shoulder of the bat. Sharp catch from MSDhoni. It was a touch quicker, landed on a length around middle and off and turned. Watson leaned forward for the defensive poke but it bounced and turned to catch his gloves. Dhoni does well to adjust quickly and grabs it. Watson falls after giving a good start.

SR Watson c †Dhoni b Ojha 57 (149m 88b 9x4 0x6) SR: 64.77

Australia 113/2   SR Watson 57 (88b 9x4)
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Cheteshwar Pujara raises the bat after reaching his half-century, India v Australia, 2nd Test, 5th day, October 13, 2010

Cheteshwar Pujara raises the bat after reaching his half-century

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MS Dhoni receives the Border-Gavasakar Trophy from Sunil Gavaskar, India v Australia, 2nd Test, Bangalore, 5th day, October 13, 2010

MS Dhoni receives the Border-Gavasakar Trophy from Sunil Gavaskar

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