Australia tour of India, 6th ODI: India v Australia at Nagpur, Oct 30, 2013
India won by 6 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)
30 October 2013 - day/night match (50-over match)
6.5

Kumar to Watson, no run, 136 kph, gets this length ball to shape away as Watson follows this delivery, but luckily avoids the edge

6.6

Kumar to Watson, 1 run, 133 kph, pitched up a bit further as Watson is able to work this away to the off side

Australia 31/1   SR Watson 1* (2b)
7.1

Mohammed Shami to Watson, no run, 137 kph, fuller length delivery outside off which Watson plants his front foot to as he looks to drive through the line

7.2

Mohammed Shami to Watson, no run, 140 kph, length ball shaping in as the ball thuds into the pad. The Indians go up but this was missing the line

7.3

Mohammed Shami to Watson, no run, 139 kph, similar delivery which Watson gets forward to in defence

7.4

Mohammed Shami to Watson, no run, 134 kph, length ball which Watson drives solidly, but back to the bowler who gets a hand on it

7.5

Mohammed Shami to Watson, no run, 139 kph, back of a length delivery which Watson punches to the cover

7.6

Mohammed Shami to Watson, no run, 136 kph, length ball on middle which Watson on drives straight to the fielder stationed at mid on

Australia 31/1   SR Watson 1* (8b)
8.2

Kumar to Watson, no run, 132 kph, back of a length outside off which Watson drives to mid off

8.3

Kumar to Watson, FOUR, 132 kph, length ball straying down the pads as Watson is able to clip this away and place it well enough to beat the incoming fielder at square leg to the midwicket boundary. Told you the outfield was lightning

8.4

Kumar to Watson, 1 run, 135 kph, length ball that Watson gets down to and pulls, almost a short-arm type, to midwicket

Australia 37/1   SR Watson 6* (11b 1x4)
9.1

Mohammed Shami to Watson, 1 no ball, length ball on middle stump which is immediately called no-ball. Reason why? Well its because silly mid on had a foot on the bowling pitch at the time of the release of the ball, Suresh Raina being the guilty party

9.1

Mohammed Shami to Watson, no run

9.2

Mohammed Shami to Watson, 1 run, 137 kph, fuller length delivery which Watson leans into for a drive

9.4

Mohammed Shami to Watson, FOUR, 138 kph, gives just enough length for Watson to slash at this hard enough behind square to beat third man to the boundary

9.5

Mohammed Shami to Watson, no run, 136 kph, good length ball on middle and off which Watson gets forward to

9.6

Mohammed Shami to Watson, no run, 137 kph, fuller length ball which Watson drives, right at silly mid on, who fails to get a good grasp on it, as it continues through his legs to mid on. Makes you scratch your head as to what's the point of it all?

Australia 44/1   SR Watson 11* (17b 2x4)
10.6

Jadeja to Watson, no run, 95 kph, fired in on middle which Watson gets forward to in defence

Australia 45/1   SR Watson 11* (18b 2x4)
12.4

Jadeja to Watson, no run, 93 kph, back of a length on off stump and straightening. Watson fails to push this through the off side

12.5

Jadeja to Watson, 1 run, 93 kph, length ball again which Watson is able to squeeze away to the off side

Australia 48/2   SR Watson 12* (20b 2x4)
13.2

Ashwin to Watson, no run, 89 kph, length ball again which Watson tries to work away

13.3

Ashwin to Watson, no run, 93 kph, Watson fails to find the gap on the leg side

13.4

Ashwin to Watson, 1 run, 86 kph, Watson gets down the track to clip this through to long on

Australia 51/2   SR Watson 13* (23b 2x4)
14.2

Jadeja to Watson, FOUR, with some width to offer Watson stays on the back foot to cut this away behind square in the gap for a much-needed boundary

14.3

Jadeja to Watson, no run, 92 kph, better line from Jadeja as Watson fails to get this away

14.4

Jadeja to Watson, no run, 92 kph, length ball on off stump as Watson tries to drive this through the off side

14.5

Jadeja to Watson, 2 runs, 93 kph, some slack fielding from the Indians as Dhoni shows his discontent at Shami's fielding coming in from the deep.

14.6

Jadeja to Watson, no run, 92 kph, better line which Watson is unable to get away to the leg side

Australia 59/2   SR Watson 19* (28b 3x4)
15.2

Ashwin to Watson, no run, 93 kph, pitching on middle and off as Watson gets forward to defend

15.3

Ashwin to Watson, FOUR, 90 kph, a mistimed slop from Watson, who is trying to direct this through midwicket, ends up getitng an inside edge and carrying through fine leg for a fortuitous boundary

15.4

Ashwin to Watson, 2 runs, more in control this time from Watson, but again the Indians are guilty of being complacent in the field as Jadeja, who is at deep midwicket, takes his time with the throw, affording Australia the extra run

15.5

Ashwin to Watson, no run, 91 kph, darted in on middle and leg and thudding into the upper left thigh of Watson as he goes for the short-arm pull. There is an appeal, but the umpire is having none of it

15.6

Ashwin to Watson, no run, Watson tucks this middle stump delivery to the leg side for none

Australia 66/2   SR Watson 25* (33b 4x4)
16.4

Jadeja to Watson, 1 no ball, 92 kph, Watson, looking to go over midwicket, ends up spooning this up through mid off, with Rohit Sharma taking a straight forward catch. But hang on. Looks like the umpire has called back Watson to the wicket as they refer the decision to third umpire. And the news all of India don't want to hear has just occurred as it looks as if he did in fact go over just slightly. So it's a front foot no-ball, and a free hit for the Australian batsmen. Tough times indeed

16.5

Jadeja to Watson, no run, 91 kph, fired in on middle and off which Watson attempts a drive at

16.6

Jadeja to Watson, no run, Watson is resolute in defense to this delivery that is pitched on off stump

Australia 71/2   SR Watson 25* (36b 4x4)
18.4

Ashwin to Watson, no run, on the pads, Watson flicks it straight to backward square leg

18.5

Ashwin to Watson, 1 run, he drives it firmly to midwicket where the fielder makes a good half-stop

Australia 78/2   SR Watson 26* (38b 4x4)
19.1

Mishra to Watson, no run, lots of air from Mishra on this one, the batsman wanted to drive it straight down the ground, but he gets an inside edge on to the pads

19.2

Mishra to Watson, no run, he keeps tossing it up on the middle stump line, Watson defends off the front foot

19.3

Mishra to Watson, FOUR, this outfield is too quick, the batsman takes a step down the pitch and slices the tossed up delivery to deep extra cover, without any timing, but the ball still beats the fielder to the boundary

19.4

Mishra to Watson, no run, how did this miss the off stump! It was flatter this time and it turned past the batsman's bat, and somehow missed the off stick

19.5

Mishra to Watson, 1 run, fuller length delivery is eased to long off for a single

Australia 83/2   SR Watson 31* (43b 5x4)
20.1

Ashwin to Watson, no run, bowls a flatter delivery on the middle stump line, the batsman defends it from the crease

20.2

Ashwin to Watson, 2 runs, he flicks this one to deep midwicket and calls for a second as the fielder has to come around to cover that one

20.3

Ashwin to Watson, 2 runs, tossed up and slower, it's wide outside off, Watson goes for a slog sweep, but gets an inside edge towards deep square leg where a misfield by Yuvraj allows an extra run

20.4

Ashwin to Watson, no run, he takes a forward step and defends the flighted delivery

20.5

Ashwin to Watson, no run, this time he is beaten by a skiddy delivery outside off,Watson was looking to play it late

20.6

Ashwin to Watson, no run, tossed up and fuller outside off, the batsman takes a forward stride and defends it solidly

Australia 87/2   SR Watson 35* (49b 5x4)
21.3

Mishra to Watson, no run, tossed up on leg stump line, the batsman comes forward and defends

21.4

Mishra to Watson, no run, slower and tossed up on the stumps, the batsman comes out of the crease and pushes it towards mid-off

21.5

Mishra to Watson, 1 run, quicker delivery on the stumps, the batsman drives it firmly down the ground to long on

Australia 89/2   SR Watson 36* (52b 5x4)
22.1

Ashwin to Watson, 1 run, he comes out of the crease and takes it on the full to drive it down to long on

22.5

Ashwin to Watson, no run, he was shaping for that slap over deep midwicket, but the length was not right, so Watson checks his shot at the last moment

22.6

Ashwin to Watson, 1 wide, bowler's response is to bowl the carrom-ball, but this one is down the leg side

22.6

Ashwin to Watson, no run, another carrom-ball, this one turns a touch too, but Watson had taken a huge forward stride to defend that to the leg side

Australia 102/2   SR Watson 37* (55b 5x4)
23.2

Mishra to Watson, 1 run

23.4

Mishra to Watson, SIX, so much air that it doesn't land on the pitch, and Watson needs no invitation, he nonchalantly whacks it over deep midwicket for a six

23.5

Mishra to Watson, no run, he tries to play the forceful sweep to a delivery wide outside off and is beaten

23.6

Mishra to Watson, 1 run, short this time from Mishra, he is lucky as the batsman punches it straight to deep cover off the back foot

Australia 112/2   SR Watson 45* (59b 5x4 1x6)
24.1

Jadeja to Watson, no run, tossed up and full on off, Watson presses forward and defends to cover

24.2

Jadeja to Watson, FOUR, oh this is beautifully placed! It was flatter and on the stumps, Watson goes deep in the crease and opens the face of the bat late to beat the man backward point

24.3

Jadeja to Watson, no run, fires this one on the leg stump line, the batsman defends it down the pitch

24.4

Jadeja to Watson, 1 run, he goes on the back foot to punch it to long on for a single that brings his half-century

24.6

Jadeja to Watson, SIX, it's in Watson's arc - a big arc it is - and no ground is big enough when he starts hitting these shots! He takes a forward step and slaps the straight delivery over long-on

Australia 124/2   SR Watson 56* (64b 6x4 2x6)
25.4

Mishra to Watson, SIX, he is really opening up now! This wasn't hit that well at all, more of a slice, but Watson manages to hit it straight towards the sight screen. The ball just tips over the rope

25.5

Mishra to Watson, 1 run, now Mishra tries a little variation, something of an offspinner, but this one is cut to deep point off the back foot

Australia 134/2   SR Watson 63* (66b 6x4 3x6)
26.1

Jadeja to Watson, no run, flatter delivery on the stumps, the batsman comes forward and defends it back down the pitch

26.2

Jadeja to Watson, no run, quicker and fuller on the middle stump line, the batsman pushes it back to the bowler

26.3

Jadeja to Watson, no run, slower this time and Watson defends it to midwicket

26.4

Jadeja to Watson, 1 run, he dabs it to the gap at square leg for an easy single

Australia 139/2   SR Watson 64* (70b 6x4 3x6)
27.1

Ashwin to Watson, no run, he flights this one wide down the leg side, the batsman sweeps it, but hits it straight to short fine leg

27.2

Ashwin to Watson, FOUR, here comes the gift. A short delivery - attempted carrom ball - allows the batsman enough time to whack it to deep square leg boundary

27.3

Ashwin to Watson, 1 wide, another attempted carrom ball, but this one is down the leg side and the batsman lets it go to earn his bonus

27.3

Ashwin to Watson, 1 run, quicker delivery on off, the batsman slaps it back to the bowler who makes a half stop

27.5

Ashwin to Watson, 1 run, tossed up delivery on the pads, the batsman gets down on his knee and sweeps it powerfully to fine leg

Australia 153/2   SR Watson 70* (74b 7x4 3x6)
28.2

Kohli to Watson, 1 run, full and loopy outside off, Watson bludgeons it to long on for a single

28.4

Kohli to Watson, 1 run, quicker length delivery on off stump, bowled from wide of the crease, the batsman just plants his front foot out and drives it to long off

Australia 158/2   SR Watson 72* (76b 7x4 3x6)
29.4

Jadeja to Watson, 1 run, he tries a big slog sweep to one that is flighted wide outside off, gets an inside edge to deep midwicket

Australia 165/2   SR Watson 73* (77b 7x4 3x6)
30.2

Mishra to Watson, no run, he goes deep in the crease to a length delivery, but punches it straight to cover

30.3

Mishra to Watson, no run, tosses it up on the leg stump, gets it to break away a touch too, Watson defends off the back foot

30.4

Mishra to Watson, no run, quicker and shorter outside off, Watson wanted to find that boundary at deep point, but he hits it straight to the fielder at backward point

30.5

Mishra to Watson, 1 run, this one is down the leg side and it flicks it to short fine leg for a single

Australia 172/2   SR Watson 74* (81b 7x4 3x6)
31.1

Kohli to Watson, 1 run, fuller and wider outside off, Watson pushes it to long off for a single

31.5

Kohli to Watson, no run, against the run of play, Virat manages to beat the batsman with a length delivery as Bailey looks to cut it late

31.6

Kohli to Watson, FOUR, full and loopy outside off, Watson comes forward and drives it with enough force to beat the man at extra cover. Jadeja at long off had no chance to stop that

Australia 188/2   SR Watson 79* (84b 8x4 3x6)
32.2

Jadeja to Watson, 1 run, full on the middle stump line, the batsman comes forward and dabs it to midwicket for a single

32.5

Jadeja to Watson, 1 run, the batsman punches this one firmly to deep midwicket for a single

Australia 192/2   SR Watson 81* (86b 8x4 3x6)
33.1

Mishra to Watson, FOUR, bowls a spitting leg break, but it's slow and short, the batsman waits and has all the time in the world to send it screaming to the extra cover boundary

33.2

Mishra to Watson, FOUR, now this one is full and flighted, the batsman gets to its pitch and pings it just over the bowler's head. Stop that. Anyone? No

33.3

Mishra to Watson, no run, bowls a flatter delivery on the stumps, the batsman defends off the back foot

33.4

Mishra to Watson, 1 run, he takes a tiny step out of the crease and drives the full delivery to long on

Australia 201/2   SR Watson 90* (90b 10x4 3x6)
34.1

Mohammed Shami to Watson, FOUR, he gets a full delivery on off, the batsman just easily creams it straight down towards mid-off, where Dhawan dives over the ball

34.2

Mohammed Shami to Watson, FOUR, this one is past the left-hand side of Dhawan, no power, just timing this time! It was not a full delivery, but Watson just places it in the gap at wide mid-off

34.3

Mohammed Shami to Watson, FOUR, make it three in three! Watson arrives at the century pedestal - the first Aussie in this series to get there. It was a full toss on the pads and all he had to do was to flick it to deep backward square leg boundary. How much is India going to rue that missed chance! This isn't over

34.4

Mohammed Shami to Watson, OUT, oh Shami roars as he splatter the stumps with an inducker! Watson has to go straight after getting to his 100. It was a length delivery and came back in. Watson was looking to drive it down the ground on the up, but it missed the inside edge to hit off and middle.

SR Watson b Mohammed Shami 102 (104m 94b 13x4 3x6) SR: 108.51

Australia 213/3   SR Watson 102 (94b 13x4 3x6)
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