Australia tour of India, 2008/09 / Commentary

Border-Gavaskar Trophy - 1st Test

India v Australia

Match drawn

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23.2

Lee to Tendulkar, no run, back of a length outside off, low bounce, steered to point

23.3

Lee to Tendulkar, no run, stays low again after pitching outside off, Tendulkar feels for it and gets beaten, again the ball doesn't carry to Haddin behind the stumps

23.4

Lee to Tendulkar, no run, good length ball, gets Tendulkar forward and pushing at it, the outer edge skims across the turf to backward point, who misfields but recovers well

23.5

Lee to Tendulkar, no run, back of a length on off stump and defended to point

23.6

Lee to Tendulkar, FOUR, ah, shot, gets some room and cracks it through point

India 81/2   SR Tendulkar 4* (5b 1x4)

25.1

Lee to Tendulkar, no run, wide, swinging away, Tendulkar covers the off stump with front pad, and then lets the ball go

25.2

Lee to Tendulkar, no run, another wide one, and swinging away, and Tendulkar lets that one go too

25.3

Lee to Tendulkar, 1 run, fuller, on the pads, Tendulkar whips it away to backward square leg for a single

India 82/2   SR Tendulkar 5* (8b 1x4)

26.1

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, overpitched outside off, almost a yorker, and played towards point

26.2

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, on the target, staying low, Tendulkar gets his bat down just in time; he'll have to be careful about these

26.3

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, on target again, on a length, within the stumps, and played back to the bowler

26.4

Johnson to Tendulkar, FOUR, a touch wide, on the length, Tendulkar stands tall, opens the face and punches it through the covers. What a shot!

26.5

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, got him? No. slower ball, on a length, stops and kicks, Tendulkar adjusts a bit, soft hands, and open face, the ball loops towards White at short cover, who dives but can't reach it before it bounces

26.6

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, fuller, on off, played with an open face to White at short cover again

India 90/2   SR Tendulkar 9* (14b 2x4)

28.1

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, good ball, pitching on a length, Tendulkar tries to work it away to leg but gets a leading edge that pops up and stays in the air before dying in the covers

28.2

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, full and wide, inviting the drive, but he leaves it be

28.3

Johnson to Tendulkar, FOUR, gets onto the toes, drives at the wide one and slashes it to the left of a diving Hussey at gully and thats four to Tendulkar, uppish but safe in the end

28.4

Johnson to Tendulkar, OUT, and Tendulkar just chips the ball to White at short cover! Johnson rolls his fingers over a slower one, pitching it full just outside off and Tendulkar is deceived into pushing the ball to the man brought in to that position the over before after he drove four through the covers, a massive wicket and the Chinnaswamy goes silent

SR Tendulkar c White b Johnson 13 (26m 18b 3x4 0x6) SR: 72.22

India 94/3   SR Tendulkar 13 (18b 3x4)
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Anil Kumble and Ricky Ponting at the presentation ceremony, India v Australia, 1st Test, Bangalore, 5th day, October 13, 2008

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