Australia tour of India, 2008/09 / Commentary

Border-Gavaskar Trophy - 1st Test

India v Australia

Match drawn

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

89.3

Khan to Watson, 1 run, and he gets off the mark first ball, gently nudging one from leg stump towards deep midwicket and jogging through to get the juices flowing

Australia 255/4   SR Watson 1* (1b)

90.1

Sharma to Watson, no run, back of a length and Watson punches it back to Ishant

90.2

Sharma to Watson, no run, loosener, pitched up to invite the drive outside off, but the ball wobbles and stays low so Watson gets a look in and leaves it alone

90.3

Sharma to Watson, no run, and again, this one's up there but Watson leaves it alone

90.4

Sharma to Watson, no run, fuller in length and Watson drives off the front foot to cover

90.5

Sharma to Watson, no run, wider one, a touch shorter, moves away and he leaves it be

90.6

Sharma to Watson, no run, again a gentle bit of away movement off a decent length, Watson gets the back leg across and shoulders arms, end of a tidy over from Ishant

Australia 257/4   SR Watson 1* (7b)

91.2

Khan to Watson, no run, angles across, not much swing, stays low for Dhoni, on the second bounce, after Watson stands tall and watches it go past

91.3

Khan to Watson, no run, angled across again and he shoulders arms once more

91.4

Khan to Watson, no run, identical delivery, Zaheer working Watson up with the across-going delivery and he shoulders arms ... is the inswinger coming up now?

91.5

Khan to Watson, 1 run, nope, not yet, as this one pitches full on off stump and Watson defends with a thick outside edge along the ground towards gully

Australia 259/4   SR Watson 2* (11b)

92.1

Sharma to Watson, no run, lots of swing, and a loud, loud appeal! Pitches on a length and jags back a lot, thudding into Watson's flap above the knee roll, thats a confident appeal but the bounce and amount of swing leaves enough doubt in Asad Rauf's mind, and replays indicate it was doing too much and carrying on over the stumps ... still, a very, very close appeal

92.2

Sharma to Watson, no run, gentle seam there, wobbling away after pitching wide of the stumps

92.3

Sharma to Watson, OUT, but he's gone now! Ishant strikes early into the day, pitching it on a good length, on the upright seam, getting the ball to come back in and a feeble Watson half-heartedly pokes at it and the ball nips back past the edge to clip off stump

SR Watson b Sharma 2 (15m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.28

Australia 259/5   SR Watson 2 (14b)
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Oct 13, 2008

Anil Kumble and Ricky Ponting at the presentation ceremony, India v Australia, 1st Test, Bangalore, 5th day, October 13, 2008

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Oct 13, 2008

Anil Kumble walks back to the pavilion after his final Test in his hometown Bangalore, India v Australia, 1st Test, Bangalore, 5th day, October 13, 2008

Anil Kumble walks back to the pavilion after his final Test in his hometown Bangalore

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