Australia tour of India, 1st Test: India v Australia at Bangalore, Oct 9-13, 2008
Match drawn
9,10,11,12,13 October 2008 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150
19.3

Lee to Dravid, no run, now he moves over the stumps, bowls it on a length, Dravid gets forward and drives to cover

19.4

Lee to Dravid, no run, back of a length, too wide, and Dravid shoulders arms

19.5

Lee to Dravid, no run, fuller length, Lee searching for swing, there's but a hint of wobble off the pitch and Dravid plants his front foot out and shoulders arms

19.6

Lee to Dravid, no run, bit of room there and he pushes it to backward point

India 70/1   R Dravid 0* (4b)
20.2

Johnson to Dravid, no run, back of a length on middle and off, much tidier, defended

20.3

Johnson to Dravid, no run, hello there! That one stays very low, pitching on a length and scooting under Dravid's bat as he feels for it outside off stump, dribbling then to Haddin

20.4

Johnson to Dravid, no run, fuller and wider and he can leave that alone all day

20.5

Johnson to Dravid, 1 run, edged but it doesn't carry to Hayden at first slip! More low bounce and Dravid drives hard at the full delivery, away from his body, and gets a bottom edge that flies along the ground, Hayden sticks his right hand out and does well to save runs, Sehwag calls for the single to get on strike last ball

India 72/1   R Dravid 1* (8b)
21.1

Lee to Dravid, no run, good length and he gets forward and defends positively

21.2

Lee to Dravid, no run, beaten on the push, a gap between bat and pad as Dravid presses forward and gets undone by the low bounce, the ball doesn't carry to Haddin again

21.3

Lee to Dravid, no run, another edge but it doesn't carry to Haddin! Dravid pushes at one and gets the outer edge but the ball dies in front of a diving Haddin, lucky so far for Dravid

21.4

Lee to Dravid, no run, full, inviting the drive, too wide and Dravid shoulders arms

21.5

Lee to Dravid, FOUR, there's a positive shot now, Dravid eases forward and drives perfectly between the covers for his first boundary, gets a good stride in and takes toll of the fractionally overpitched delivery, the home crowd loves it

21.6

Lee to Dravid, no run, good comeback, length ball pitches and straightens, Dravid has to adjust and gets right over it in positive defence

India 76/1   R Dravid 5* (14b 1x4)
23.1

Lee to Dravid, 1 run, on the pads, up gets Dravid, tucking it away for one to fine leg

India 77/2   R Dravid 6* (15b 1x4)
24.1

Johnson to Dravid, no run, angled in, accurate on the off-stump line, and defended

24.2

Johnson to Dravid, no run, looking for fullness for swing, but this ends up a fulltoss, and is played straight back to the bowler

24.3

Johnson to Dravid, no run, nice accuracy, pitching outside off on a length, and going on with the angle, Dravid defends with an open face

24.4

Johnson to Dravid, no run, Tendulkar is lucky this time, yes no, no, Dravid played it softly into the gap between cover and extra cover, set off instantly, and then seeing Clarke was onto it in a flash, sent Tendulkar back, who had given up, but the throw went just over the stumps

24.5

Johnson to Dravid, no run, bouncer, but misdirected down the legs, and left alone

24.6

Johnson to Dravid, no run, fuller on the off stump, and defended into the covers

India 81/2   R Dravid 6* (21b 1x4)
25.4

Lee to Dravid, FOUR, wide, overpitched, Dravid goes for the drive, opens the face at the last moment, and gets it just wide of Hayden at slip

25.5

Lee to Dravid, no run, length ball, but wide, and left alone

25.6

Lee to Dravid, no run, on the off stump, fullish, Dravid is on front foot and defends it to cover; there is a short extra cover for an uppish drive waiting there

India 86/2   R Dravid 10* (24b 2x4)
27.1

Lee to Dravid, no run, big inswinger, and big shout from Lee alone, but Dravid got an edge on the way to the pad

27.2

Lee to Dravid, no run, full, just outside off, and defended to covers

27.3

Lee to Dravid, no run, wider, Dravid has his front foot down, looks to play for a brief moment, and then pulls out. It would have been a nothing shot had he played it

27.4

Lee to Dravid, no run, shorter, wider, and Dravid looks for the gap between slip and gully, opens his face, but can't pierce the field

27.5

Lee to Dravid, no run, full, fast, swinging away, 146ks, and defended straight back

27.6

Lee to Dravid, no run, wide, swinging away, and left alone

India 90/2   R Dravid 10* (30b 2x4)
29.1

Lee to Dravid, no run, short on the stumps, a slower one, Dravid gets onto the toes and tries to turn it towards square leg, but the ball drops near his heels

29.2

Lee to Dravid, no run, full and wide and he has no need to play at that one

29.3

Lee to Dravid, no run, short one now, Dravid right behind in in tight defence

29.4

Lee to Dravid, no run, short into the ribs, Dravid rides the bounce and plays it down with one hand off the chest towards the gap behind square leg

29.5

Lee to Dravid, 1 run, awkward bounce, sharp and into the ribs, Dravid defends gently and the ball takes the handle of the bat as he removes his fingers, then the ball clips away into the gap behind square and Laxman initiates the single

India 95/3   R Dravid 11* (35b 2x4)
30.1

Johnson to Dravid, no run, outside off, angling away, and stays low again, Dravid gets down and plays it towards slips

30.2

Johnson to Dravid, no run, fuller this time, Dravid's front foot is down, and defends towards the covers

30.3

Johnson to Dravid, no run, wide, angling away, and it's easy this time for Dravid this time

30.4

Johnson to Dravid, FOUR, idea shot, a touch slower, a touch low, Dravid opens the face, gets outside edge, but it bounces well in front and wide of Haddin, and goes between Hayden and Haddin

30.5

Johnson to Dravid, 1 run, length ball, low, on the stumps, Dravid gets down in time again, and guides it to wide of midwicket

India 104/3   R Dravid 16* (40b 3x4)
31.1

Watson to Dravid, 1 run, on the pads, on a length, and Dravid guides it to long leg for an easy single

India 105/3   R Dravid 17* (41b 3x4)
32.1

Johnson to Dravid, no run, on the length, straightening a bit, but going down the leg side, Dravid looks for the flick, but misses

32.2

Johnson to Dravid, no run, a touch slower again, 123.5ks, Dravid stretches forward, and defends in front of his body

32.3

Johnson to Dravid, 1 bye, short, down the legs, bounces well in front of Haddin, who saves the boundary, but fumbles and gives away a single

India 106/3   R Dravid 17* (44b 3x4)
33.1

Watson to Dravid, no run, on the pads, and flicked to square leg

33.2

Watson to Dravid, no run, Watson is down the leg side again, and is left alone

33.3

Watson to Dravid, no run, accurate this time, on a length, on the off and middle, and Dravid plays it back to Watson

33.4

Watson to Dravid, no run, short of length, outside off, Dravid goes back to cut, but can't find the gap

33.5

Watson to Dravid, no run, accurate, on a length, Dravid goes back and defends to silly mid-on

33.6

Watson to Dravid, 1 run, getting towards the ribs this time, but Dravid is on his toes, and plays it towards fine leg

India 107/4   R Dravid 18* (50b 3x4)
34.1

Johnson to Dravid, no run, full, on the pads, and played back to the bowler

34.2

Johnson to Dravid, no run, away movement again, full, inviting the drive, and beating Dravid's outside edge. It stays low too

34.3

Johnson to Dravid, 2 runs, on a length, on the pads, and whipped away to square of fine leg, and they run urgently for the couple

34.4

Johnson to Dravid, no run, wide of leg stump, and Dravid can't reach it, even as he wants to flick it away

34.5

Johnson to Dravid, no run, on the stumps, on a length, Dravid is on the crease, and defends it into the leg side

34.6

Johnson to Dravid, no run, full, wide, and Dravid defends with an angled bat

India 109/4   R Dravid 20* (56b 3x4)
36.1

Clark to Dravid, no run, full, on and around off stump, and defended into the covers

36.2

Clark to Dravid, no run, starts off wide and short, Dravid thinks of a cut for a moment, but this comes in and stays low, and Dravid adjusts well

36.3

Clark to Dravid, no run, right on the money, in-between length, and around off-stump line, making Dravid play again, but not giving him any room to hit

36.4

Clark to Dravid, no run, legcutter this time, starts off stump line, moves away a bit, sort of squares Dravid up, who plays it down with soft hands

36.5

Clark to Dravid, no run, fuller, and a touch wider this time, Dravid is on to the front foot, and plays it into the covers

36.6

Clark to Dravid, no run, back on to the target, off stump and thereabouts, just a bit fuller than good length, and Dravid gets low and on to the front foot to defend it

India 110/4   R Dravid 20* (62b 3x4)
38.1

Clark to Dravid, 2 runs, drifting on to the pads a touch, and whipped away by Dravid, square of fine leg

38.2

Clark to Dravid, FOUR, lovely glance this time, drifting on to the pads again, and Dravid gets his pad out of the way rolls the wrist over it, and gets it very fine

38.3

Clark to Dravid, no run, outside off this time, and fuller, and Dravid defends it into the covers

38.4

Clark to Dravid, 1 run, full, outside off, Dravid gets right forward, and defends it hard into the ground, and the ball bounces over the silly cover, and the batsmen go through for a single

India 124/4   R Dravid 27* (66b 4x4)
40.1

Clark to Dravid, no run, slower ball, but a bit too full, and Dravid can wait for it, and defend it just outside the off stump

40.2

Clark to Dravid, no run, zoning in at the stumps, Clark, this one starts around off, and angles into the pads, Dravid pats it down to short midwicket

40.3

Clark to Dravid, no run, accurate legcutter this time, Dravid is pushed back, and defends it from the depth of the crease

40.4

Clark to Dravid, no run, fuller this time, and Dravid is right on the front foot, and defends it into the covers

40.5

Clark to Dravid, no run, wider, just short of good length, and left alone by Dravid

40.6

Clark to Dravid, 1 run, stays low again, from a length, Dravid adjusts well, plays with an open face, just wide of point, and gets a single

India 126/4   R Dravid 28* (72b 4x4)
41.1

White to Dravid, 2 runs, his first ball in Test cricket is a short, very short, loosener, what saves him is it stays low, but Dravid still manages to whip it to square leg

41.2

White to Dravid, no run, fuller this time, Dravid is on back foot, and realises it is too full to cut, and just defends it

41.3

White to Dravid, FOUR, on a length, it turned and bounce, wasn't short enough to cut, but Dravid is rocked back, and cuts it, good shot

41.4

White to Dravid, 1 run, on the pads this time, and turned around the corner

India 133/4   R Dravid 35* (76b 5x4)
42.1

Clark to Dravid, no run, spot on again, with in the stumps, straightening a bit, and defended with a closed face by Dravid

42.2

Clark to Dravid, 1 run, fuller, a hint of reverse there, but getting too straight, and Dravid flicks it to backward square leg

India 134/4   R Dravid 36* (78b 5x4)
43.1

Watson to Dravid, 2 runs, ill directed again, swinging in put to striahgt, Dravid gets his front leg out of the way, and and find a gap in the fortress that the leg-side field is

43.2

Watson to Dravid, no run, wide this time, and Dravid has no intentions of playing at it

43.3

Watson to Dravid, no run, almost a reverse-swinging yorker, Dravid falls over, but manages to keep it out and play to midwicket

43.4

Watson to Dravid, no run, this one is shorter, and around the off-stump line, defended back to the bowler

43.5

Watson to Dravid, FOUR, this one swung away for a change, and is too full, Dravid is on to it, and square-drives it to the point region, the field is strong on the leg side, so it's an easy boundary

43.6

Watson to Dravid, 1 leg bye, Dravid will feel he has missed out on this, it was down the legs, and Dravid looked to glance it fine, but missed it, still it went fine off the pad, and Haddin got a hand to it

India 141/4   R Dravid 42* (84b 6x4)
44.1

Clark to Dravid, no run, on the pads again, Dravid helps it along, but can't beat the strong on-side field

44.2

Clark to Dravid, no run, another accurate inswinger, Dravid gets a big stride out, and defends it in immaculate fashion

44.3

Clark to Dravid, no run, slower ball, Dravid picks it early, it's the legcutter action, but it is too full, and Dravid plays it comfortably back to the bowler

44.4

Clark to Dravid, no run, the one that goes away, but starts wide, and Dravid leaves it without any discomfort

44.5

Clark to Dravid, no run, short, Dravid looks for the cut for a moment, but this stays low again, and finall the bat comes down vertically

44.6

Clark to Dravid, no run, good length, just outside, and played watchfully to short cover

India 141/4   R Dravid 42* (90b 6x4)
45.4

Watson to Dravid, 1 run, swinging in, onto the pads, and whipped away towards backward square leg

India 144/4   R Dravid 43* (91b 6x4)
46.1

Clark to Dravid, 1 run, flicked away again, swinging in, onto the pads, and Dravid is looking comfortable with these

India 145/4   R Dravid 44* (92b 6x4)
47.1

Watson to Dravid, no run, swinging in and late, Dravid looks for the whip again, and gets an inside edge onto the pad. Watson nips his appeal in the bud

47.2

Watson to Dravid, no run, reverse-swing again, and Dravid clears his front leg and plays it back to the bowler

47.3

Watson to Dravid, no run, this one held its line, Dravid is watchful enough to open the face just outside the off stump, looks for the quick single, but decides against it

47.4

Watson to Dravid, FOUR, nice. Dug in short, doesn't rise enough, and is on his pads, Dravid says, 'thank you every much', and helps it away fine

47.5

Watson to Dravid, no run, having got his boundary, back to defending when Watson is accurate, it's on the length, on the off, and Dravid's front foot is down and he plays it down

47.6

Watson to Dravid, no run, slower ball, deceives Dravid who is looking to play it to leg, but it's going down, and another appeal is nipped in the bud

India 151/4   R Dravid 48* (98b 7x4)
48.5

Clark to Dravid, 1 run, easy single this time, onto his pads, and turned away to fine leg. Dravid moves to one short of a fifty

India 153/4   R Dravid 49* (99b 7x4)
49.1

Watson to Dravid, no run, dug in short, but the bounce is not disconcerting as Dravid defends it outside the off stump

49.2

Watson to Dravid, no run, he's itching to get the single, played straight to Clarke at point, and sent back by Ganguly

49.3

Watson to Dravid, 2 runs, on the pads again, and whipped away to backward square leg, getting to his second half-century at his home ground, received by a huge applause

49.4

Watson to Dravid, no run, swinging in, leg cleared away and defended

49.5

Watson to Dravid, OUT, Dravid is not happy at all, this one swung in, looked pretty plumb, but was mighty close to the inside edge. The bat hit the pad just before the all three - bat, ball and pad - came in close proximity to each other. Rauf lifted his finger right away, but Dravid looked disappointed. The replays suggested it might just have been pad first

R Dravid lbw b Watson 51 (149m 104b 7x4 0x6) SR: 49.03

India 155/5   R Dravid 51 (104b 7x4)
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