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

99.4

Watson to Kumble, no run, just short of good length, around the off stump, and Kumble defends watchfully

99.5

Watson to Kumble, no run, well done Haddin again, this was down the leg side, shot along the ground, and then bounced uglily just before Haddin who somehow collected it cleanly

99.6

Watson to Kumble, no run, a length ball, angling into the pads, and that ends a wicket maiden

India 312/8   A Kumble 0* (3b)

100.2

Clarke to Kumble, no run, angling down the pads, no spin, and easily padded away

100.3

Clarke to Kumble, no run, this one was straighter, Kumble got a big stride to pad it off

100.4

Clarke to Kumble, no run, into the pads again, and defends it without trouble

100.5

Clarke to Kumble, no run, quicker this time, but going down the legs again

100.6

Clarke to Kumble, no run, better line, just outside off, and played with an open face

India 313/8   A Kumble 0* (8b)

101.6

Lee to Kumble, no run, drives at a full one and gets an inside-edge onto his pads

India 318/8   A Kumble 0* (9b)

102.2

Johnson to Kumble, no run, back of a length and he gets onto the toes, driving to point

102.3

Johnson to Kumble, no run, full ball and Kumble gets down and drives hard at that one, that looks very proper like for the cameras, footwork in place and all, except there's one problem - he's missed the ball

102.4

Johnson to Kumble, no run, outside the off stump and he leaves this one alone

102.5

Johnson to Kumble, no run, on the stumps and defended to towards midwicket

102.6

Johnson to Kumble, no run, marginally over pitched, Kumble square-drives to point

India 319/8   A Kumble 0* (14b)

104.1

Johnson to Kumble, no run, pitches outside leg and raps the pad, no appeal

104.2

Johnson to Kumble, no run, wide outside off stump, staying very low, Kumble goes to cut and cannot make contact, beaten by the wobbling ball

104.3

Johnson to Kumble, no run, full and wide, Kumble drives hard and gets an under edge that skids through low to Haddin on the bounce, who pulls off a very good stop behind the stumps

104.4

Johnson to Kumble, 1 run, good shot, getting tall to ride the bounce and play it off the back foot into the gap at square leg for a single to get off the mark

India 324/8   A Kumble 1* (18b)

105.1

Lee to Kumble, no run, on the stumps, fullish delivery, and played with an angled band towards short midwicket

105.2

Lee to Kumble, no run, dug in short, but doesn't get great bounce, played in front of his waist by Kumble, who is on his toes

105.3

Lee to Kumble, no run, fuller, trying to draw Kumble into a drive outside off, but Kumble resists

105.4

Lee to Kumble, 1 run, full, almost overpitched, just outside off, and hit away towards sweeper cover

India 325/8   A Kumble 2* (22b)

106.1

Johnson to Kumble, no run, wide, angling away too, Kumble looks for a square drive, but misses again

106.2

Johnson to Kumble, 1 run, fuller, closer to off stump, driven away with an open face towards thirdman

India 326/8   A Kumble 3* (24b)

108.1

Johnson to Kumble, 1 leg bye, just short of length, into Kumble's hip, and an easy run

108.4

Johnson to Kumble, no run, angling away, and frustratingly for Australia, played and missed again

108.5

Johnson to Kumble, no run, widish, fullish, Kumble goes for drive again, and plays over it

108.6

Johnson to Kumble, no run, straighter, length ball, and Kumble defends it solidly

India 329/8   A Kumble 3* (28b)

109.5

Lee to Kumble, 4 leg byes, another inswinging yorker, even further down the legs, Kumble gets a part of pad to it on the way

109.6

Lee to Kumble, (no ball) 1 run, length ball, just outside off, and Kumble launches into a square-drive, but there is protection in the deep

India 338/8   A Kumble 4* (30b)

111.1

Watson to Kumble, 1 run, and a n edge straight away, pitched on the off, holding its line, Kumble plays at it, and expertly edges between slip and gully

111.5

Watson to Kumble, no run, sharp movement, from off-stump line, and rapping Kumble on the pads, but going down clearly, hence just a subdued appeal

111.6

Watson to Kumble, OUT, finally Aussies break through, there's late swing, fuller than just good length, and swinging in late, Kumble is caught on the crease. Rauf has no doubt about this one, the only doubt could have been about the inside edge, but it hit the pad first and the bat second

A Kumble lbw b Watson 5 (57m 33b 0x4 0x6) SR: 15.15

India 343/9   A Kumble 5 (33b)
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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

Anil Kumble and Ricky Ponting at the presentation ceremony

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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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