Australia tour of India, 2007/08 / Commentary

Australia in India ODI Series - 6th ODI

India v Australia

Australia won by 18 runs

15.6

Pathan to Symonds, no run, Pathan pitches one on middle and seams it across Symonds who gets squared up and is beaten

Australia 102/3   A Symonds 0* (1b)

16.3

Harbhajan Singh to Symonds, 2 runs, Symonds tries to sweep one from off stump, he gets a bit of a bottom edge but Sharma at leg slip dives to his right and gets a hand on the ball and saves the boundary

16.4

Harbhajan Singh to Symonds, no run, defended back to the bowler

16.5

Harbhajan Singh to Symonds, no run, tossed up on off stump, Symonds leans forward and blocks

16.6

Harbhajan Singh to Symonds, no run, the straighter one beats the outside edge! Symonds pushed forward in defence, playing for the turn but Harbhajan went straight past him

Australia 105/3   A Symonds 2* (5b)

18.1

Harbhajan Singh to Symonds, 1 run, dropped! And by Sreesanth! Symonds plays a half-hearted sweep and the top edge swirls down to long leg where Sreesanth runs in from the boundary, gets both hands to it but can't hold on, he was on the move when he reached the ball and wasn't in a good position to take the catch

Australia 110/3   A Symonds 3* (6b)

19.6

Kartik to Symonds, no run, beaten! Kartik pitches on on off stump and spins it away from Symonds who leans forward in defense

Australia 116/3   A Symonds 3* (7b)

21.1

Kartik to Symonds, FOUR, Kartik pitches on off stump and spins it away from Symonds who goes on to the back foot and opens the face of the bat late to run it down to third man, Uthappa gives chase but makes a mess of it

21.2

Kartik to Symonds, no run

21.3

Kartik to Symonds, no run, defended on the front foot towards the off side

21.4

Kartik to Symonds, 1 run, Kartik strays on to the pads and Symonds works him away to fine leg for one

Australia 129/3   A Symonds 8* (11b 1x4)

22.1

Yuvraj Singh to Symonds, SIX, he begins with a short ball which Symonds goes back to and pulls with plenty of power over the midwicket boundary

22.2

Yuvraj Singh to Symonds, 2 runs, short again and once again Symonds pulls, along the ground this time

22.3

Yuvraj Singh to Symonds, 2 runs, nudged into the vacant midwicket area for two more

22.4

Yuvraj Singh to Symonds, no run, Symonds tries to work it behind square but gets hit on the pad

22.5

Yuvraj Singh to Symonds, FOUR, short once again outside the off stump, Symonds waits on the back foot and cuts late, the ball races to the third man boundary, expensive over so far, 14 from it

22.6

Yuvraj Singh to Symonds, 1 run, pushed towards point for a single, Symonds has taken 15 off Yuvraj's first over

Australia 144/4   A Symonds 23* (17b 2x4 1x6)

23.1

Kartik to Symonds, 1 run, flighted delivery on middle stump, Haddin leans forward and defends back to Kartik

Australia 145/4   A Symonds 24* (18b 2x4 1x6)

24.1

Tendulkar to Symonds, 1 leg bye, tossed up on leg stump, Symonds works it off his pads, oh he didn't get bat on that, it's a leg bye

24.4

Tendulkar to Symonds, no run, flighted delivery on leg stump, defended on the back foot

24.5

Tendulkar to Symonds, no run, Sachin floats the ball across Symonds, pitches on middle stump and spins it across the right-hander, beating the outside edge

24.6

Tendulkar to Symonds, no run, defended on the front foot back to the bowler

Australia 147/4   A Symonds 24* (22b 2x4 1x6)

26.1

Tendulkar to Symonds, FOUR, Symonds makes room and hammers a straight drive past Tendulkar, a full toss took the spin out of the equation and Symonds made full use of it

26.2

Tendulkar to Symonds, no run, defended off the pads towards short fine leg

26.3

Tendulkar to Symonds, 1 leg bye, bowled slowly through the air on leg stump, Symonds stretches forward and tries to defend, he plays it towards cover point for one

Australia 156/4   A Symonds 28* (25b 3x4 1x6)

27.1

Kartik to Symonds, 1 run, Symonds leans forward and plays the ball to point for one

27.3

Kartik to Symonds, 1 leg bye, drifts on to the pads this time, Symonds tries to nudge it away but the ball hits the pad for a leg bye towards square leg

Australia 159/4   A Symonds 29* (27b 3x4 1x6)

28.1

Tendulkar to Symonds, 1 run, driven off the front foot to long on

28.3

Tendulkar to Symonds, 1 run, flighted delivery on leg stump from round the wicket, Symonds plays it to midwicket

28.6

Tendulkar to Symonds, no run, Symonds tries to drive straight down the ground but inside-edges it towards midwicket

Australia 163/4   A Symonds 31* (30b 3x4 1x6)

30.1

Tendulkar to Symonds, 1 run, legbreak from round the wicket, pushed back to the bowler

30.3

Tendulkar to Symonds, 2 runs, tucked away with ease towards fine leg

30.4

Tendulkar to Symonds, 1 run, legbreak on off stump, pushed on the walk to long-off

Australia 168/4   A Symonds 35* (33b 3x4 1x6)

31.1

Kartik to Symonds, 1 run, tossed on leg, tucked away to the on side

31.5

Kartik to Symonds, no run, good length on of, turns away, Symonds opens the face of the bat and dabs that towards point, Haddin sets off but Symonds turns down the single

31.6

Kartik to Symonds, no run, pushed down to the off side again and Symonds turns down another single

Australia 172/4   A Symonds 36* (36b 3x4 1x6)

32.2

Tendulkar to Symonds, no run, turned to the on side

32.3

Tendulkar to Symonds, 2 runs, flighted on off, driven past the covers, good running by Symonds results in two

32.4

Tendulkar to Symonds, no run

32.5

Tendulkar to Symonds, 1 run, flighted on off stump, takes a few paces forward and pushes it firmly to long-off

Australia 176/4   A Symonds 39* (40b 3x4 1x6)

33.1

Harbhajan Singh to Symonds, no run, driven firmly back to harbhajan who does well to dive to his left and stop that

33.2

Harbhajan Singh to Symonds, 1 run, tossed on middle and leg, pushed to the on side

33.5

Harbhajan Singh to Symonds, 1 run

Australia 185/4   A Symonds 41* (43b 3x4 1x6)

34.2

Pathan to Symonds, no run, just a little short of a length on off stump, Symonds shapes to cut past point but ends up chopping it to Yuvraj in that region

34.3

Pathan to Symonds, FOUR, short of a length and a touch too wide too, Symonds goes back and cuts it square past point, Third man stood no chance of saving it

34.4

Pathan to Symonds, no run, Beaten! just outside the off stump, Symonds attempts a cheeky glide down to third man but is squared up by the extra bounce

34.5

Pathan to Symonds, no run, good length on middle and leg, pushed to mid-on

34.6

Pathan to Symonds, no run, fuller in length around the off stump, pushed to mid-off this time

Australia 191/4   A Symonds 45* (48b 4x4 1x6)

35.6

Sreesanth to Symonds, 1 run, a bit of width offered outside the off stump, Symonds waits on it and dabs that down to third man

Australia 196/4   A Symonds 46* (49b 4x4 1x6)

36.1

Khan to Symonds, no run, good length just around the off stump, Symonds waits on it and chops it down to point

36.2

Khan to Symonds, no run, bit of extra bounce on that one, lands on middle, Symonds goes back and angles it down to point again, turns down a single

36.3

Khan to Symonds, 1 run, just a little width offered outside off and Symonds is able to glance it down to third man for a single

36.5

Khan to Symonds, no run, thick inside edge onto the pads, Zaheer gets excited and withdraws his appeal

36.6

Khan to Symonds, FOUR, chinese cut! not much room outside to cut and the ball just gets a thick inside edge and races away behind the batsman and past the keeper

Australia 202/4   A Symonds 51* (54b 5x4 1x6)

37.4

Sreesanth to Symonds, no run, good length on off stump, cuts in after pitching, Symonds tucks it to midwicket and yells 'No Mate!' to Haddin

37.5

Sreesanth to Symonds, 1 run, good length on off stump, pushed with soft hands to mid-off and sets off

Australia 204/4   A Symonds 52* (56b 5x4 1x6)

38.1

Khan to Symonds, 1 run, cut down to point

Australia 205/5   A Symonds 53* (57b 5x4 1x6)

39.1

Sreesanth to Symonds, 2 runs, good length on off stump, shapes away from the right-hander, glanced down to third man

39.2

Sreesanth to Symonds, 1 run, excellent running, played down to the region of forward short-leg with soft hands and Symonds and haddin set off without hesitation

39.4

Sreesanth to Symonds, 1 run, drifts a bit on the pads, Symonds gets across the stumps and tucks it towards long-on

39.6

Sreesanth to Symonds, no run, runs in from wide of the stumps, turned to square leg

Australia 215/5   A Symonds 57* (61b 5x4 1x6)

40.3

Harbhajan Singh to Symonds, no run, huge turn and sharp bounce too, Harbhajan pitched it outside off and spun the ball back viciously into Symonds who tried to cut and was beaten

40.4

Harbhajan Singh to Symonds, no run, defended on the front foot towards the off side

40.5

Harbhajan Singh to Symonds, SIX, brilliant! Symonds takes a couple of steps down the pitch and hits Harbhajan over the long-on boundary, massive power behind that shot

40.6

Harbhajan Singh to Symonds, no run, defended back to the bowler on the front foot

Australia 222/5   A Symonds 63* (65b 5x4 2x6)

41.4

Sreesanth to Symonds, FOUR, Symonds latches on to a half-volley outside off stump and powers the drive through covers for four more, remember he dropped Symonds early on in his innings

41.5

Sreesanth to Symonds, 1 run, cut down to third man for a single

Australia 232/5   A Symonds 68* (67b 6x4 2x6)

42.2

Harbhajan Singh to Symonds, 1 run, bowled flat on off stump, Symonds drives towards long-on for a single

42.4

Harbhajan Singh to Symonds, FOUR, such power, Symonds takes on steps down and lofts Harbhajan to the long-off boundary, he's batting with ease now, like on auto pilot

42.5

Harbhajan Singh to Symonds, 1 run, pushed towards midwicket for one more

Australia 241/5   A Symonds 74* (70b 7x4 2x6)

43.2

Kartik to Symonds, no run, bowled slowly up on off stump, Symonds leans forward and drives back to Kartik

43.3

Kartik to Symonds, SIX, just a fraction short on off stump and that's all Symonds needs, he moves on to the back foot and lofts the ball with sheer power on to the roof at midwicket, amazing strike

43.4

Kartik to Symonds, 1 run, bowled flat and full on middle stump, Symonds deftly pushes it towards midwicket for a single

43.6

Kartik to Symonds, no run, bowled flat into the pads, Symonds leans forward and defends

Australia 251/5   A Symonds 81* (74b 7x4 3x6)

44.2

Pathan to Symonds, 1 run, Symonds waits on the back foot and plays a short-arm pull to deep backward square leg

Australia 253/5   A Symonds 82* (75b 7x4 3x6)

45.2

Kartik to Symonds, SIX, massive massive hit, that might have gone into the stratosphere, he came down the track, got to the pitch of the ball and smashed it over the long-on boundary, that's out of the stadium, it'll take a lot of searching to find it now, they've called for a replacement

45.3

Kartik to Symonds, no run, bowled slower through the air and flatter on middle stump, defended on the front foot

45.4

Kartik to Symonds, 2 runs, drifting on to the pads this time, Symonds plays it with soft hands into the empty region at midwicket and sprints through for two more

45.5

Kartik to Symonds, FOUR, he can be deft too! Symonds waits until the very last moment to play the most delicate of late cuts that runs fine to the third-man boundary, simply superb

45.6

Kartik to Symonds, no run, Symonds lunges forward and defends back to Kartik

Australia 273/5   A Symonds 94* (80b 8x4 4x6)

46.4

Pathan to Symonds, 2 runs, full toss outside off stump, Symonds tries to drive through cover but gets an outside edge to third man, Harbhajan fires the throw in and Dhoni, instead of trying to catch it and whip of the bails, deflects the ball on to the stumps, Symonds makes a full length dive and replays show that he was in by the time the bails came off

46.5

Pathan to Symonds, FOUR, that's his hundred! Symonds opens the face of the bat late and collects another boundary to third man, he's thrilled with his effort and why not, batting has been difficult today and he's been magnificent, he pumps the air with his fist and acknowledges the hearty applause from the dressing-room

46.6

Pathan to Symonds, 2 runs, driven through covers for two more

Australia 288/5   A Symonds 102* (83b 9x4 4x6)

47.3

Khan to Symonds, 1 run, short of a length outside off stump, Symonds waits for it and cuts down to third man

Australia 294/5   A Symonds 103* (84b 9x4 4x6)

48.3

Sreesanth to Symonds, 1 run, Symonds backs away to smash the ball down the ground but slices the slower ball in the air towards cover where Dravid fields, he didn't make the effort to dive forward for the catch

Australia 301/6   A Symonds 104* (85b 9x4 4x6)

49.1

Khan to Symonds, 1 run, cut off the back foot to deep point for one

49.4

Khan to Symonds, 1 run, OUT, Symonds drives a full toss straight past the bowler, Uthappa runs across from long-off and fires the throw back into Zaheer, Lee had sprinted back for the second run and made a despairing dive as Zaheer broke the stumps, replays confirm that his bat is just short of the crease

B Lee run out 17 (10m 9b 1x4 1x6) SR: 188.88

49.5

Khan to Symonds, 1 run, pulled towards deep midwicket for a single

Australia 316/7   A Symonds 107* (88b 9x4 4x6)
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Oct 14, 2007

Ricky Ponting and Andrew Symonds place their field, India v Australia, 6th ODI, Nagpur, October 14, 2007

Ricky Ponting and Andrew Symonds place their field

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Oct 14, 2007

Murali Kartik unsuccessfully appeals for the wicket of Brad Haddin, India v Australia, 6th ODI, Nagpur, October 14, 2007

Murali Kartik unsuccessfully appeals for the wicket of Brad Haddin

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