Harbhajan Singh to Katich,
Harbhajan roars! Catch no 198 for Rahul. It was the off break just outside off stump, Katich was fresh from that slashed four and perhaps thought he could cut this one to right of backward point for another boundary. Mistake. The ball flew of the outside edge and Rahul swallowed it with his bucket hands at first slip. Katich falls short of 50 but together with Watson, he has given a solid platform. Enter Ricky
SM Katich c Dravid b Harbhajan Singh 43 (124m 95b 7x4 0x6) SR: 45.26
Ojha to Watson,
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
Harbhajan Singh to Clarke,
That typical Harbhajan mode of dismissal. A batsman lunges forward. The ball turns and it goes off bat and pad to a close-in fielder. This one too was similar. Clarke leaned forward to defend; the ball dipped and turned, got the inside edge, fell on the pad and popped up towards backward short-leg. Raina dived forward to grab it with both hands. Good catch. It was dying on him.Clarke is gone, Australia wobbling a touch.
MJ Clarke c Raina b Harbhajan Singh 14 (26m 26b 1x4 0x6) SR: 53.84
Khan to Hussey,
And he has edged it to that gully fielder! It was a length delivery outside the off stump, Huss reached out, bat away from the body, and edged his drive to right of gully where Sehwag pouches it. Sehwag made that look very easy. Nice soft hands and good reflex. Hussey was looking to be positive today and had made a breezy 34 but he is gone now. Enter Marcus North who is under pressure to score some runs.
MEK Hussey c Sehwag b Khan 34 (71m 45b 4x4 0x6) SR: 75.55
Raina to Ponting,
Raina has removed Ponting, would you believe it! Another conventional offie, lands on and around off stump. Ponting moves across and looks to work it off the pads with the spin and misses. Struck in front of middle and leg. That would have struck leg stump. Ponting is on his way.
RT Ponting lbw b Raina 77 (204m 147b 12x4 0x6) SR: 52.38
Ojha to Paine,
Ojha has done him in flight and turn. Fine delivery this. It dipped on Paine who was stretching forward to defend. His back leg went sliding outside the crease as he groped forward to search for the flighted delivery. It gripped and turned and Dhoni removed the bails in a flash. Fine innings comes to an end. Paine has taken Australia to 400. Can Mitch and then the tailenders stay with North long enough?
TD Paine st †Dhoni b Ojha 59 (180m 133b 8x4 0x6) SR: 44.36
Ojha to Johnson,
It turned in from outside the off stump and Mitch was caught on the back foot. He went back to defend but couldn't handle the quickish turn and was struck in front of the off stump. North is still out there. Will he get some support or will India run through the tail?
MG Johnson lbw b Ojha 0 (7m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00
Harbhajan Singh to North,
North's career-saving innings comes to an end. He has holed out at deep midwicket, in search for quick runs that was the need of the hour. He went for the slog sweep and found Sreesanth. North was under severe pressure at the start of the Test and he has responded with a hundred.
MJ North c Sreesanth b Harbhajan Singh 128 (333m 240b 17x4 1x6) SR: 53.33
Sreesanth to Hilfenhaus,
Hauritz is run out. Direct from Pujara! It was squeezed out to point region where Pujara makes a diving stop and fires in a throw at the striker's end. The bat slips out of his hand when Hauritz tried to drag it in and he then tried to lurch into the crease but the direct hit found him short of the line.
NM Hauritz run out 17 (72m 51b 2x4 0x6) SR: 33.33
Harbhajan Singh to George,
Peter lunges out to push-drive but it goes past his bat and Dhoni removes the bails quickly. His back foot was on the line.
PR George st †Dhoni b Harbhajan Singh 2 (12m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33