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

28.5

Johnson to Laxman, no run, short and outside leg stump, Hadding moves around to take

28.6

Johnson to Laxman, no run, full outside off, stays low and Laxman leaves it be

India 94/3   VVS Laxman 0* (2b)

29.6

Lee to Laxman, 4 leg byes, massive appeal from Lee as this one raps Laxman on the front flap as he attempts to turn it around the corner, its delivered with the angle and pitches on a length, looks like it was going on down past leg stump, beats Haddin too and runs down towards the boundary as Asad Rauf walks away and signals leg byes and Lee is not amused

India 99/3   VVS Laxman 0* (3b)

30.6

Johnson to Laxman, no run, full, angling away, and played into the covers

India 104/3   VVS Laxman 0* (4b)

31.2

Watson to Laxman, no run, again going down the leg side, good take by Haddin

31.3

Watson to Laxman, no run, radar is gone wrong, down the leg side again, and Haddin is getting a nice workout; he's doing well, though

31.4

Watson to Laxman, no run, was that reverse-swing? full, swinging in late, but not alarmingly, and Laxman drives it back to Watson

31.5

Watson to Laxman, no run, this one swung in too, going down the leg, but it's reversing, and Watson needs to be accurate

31.6

Watson to Laxman, no run, better line this time, making Laxman play, who finds the gap between silly mid-on and short midwicket, but there is an orthodox mid-on wiating behind. What a fortress

India 105/3   VVS Laxman 0* (9b)

32.4

Johnson to Laxman, no run, wide outside off, left alone, it bounces again halfway through to Haddin who gets his gloves to it

32.5

Johnson to Laxman, no run, better this time, making Laxman play, around the off-stump line, and Laxman defends it towards covers

32.6

Johnson to Laxman, OUT, Well done Mitch! on the off stump, fuller than good length, seaming away a touch, Laxman is tentative, pokes at it, and edges it to Haddin, who gets it on the full this time. Laxman is gone for a 12-ball duck, and Johnson is proving very difficult with the variable bounce

VVS Laxman c †Haddin b Johnson 0 (24m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

India 106/4   VVS Laxman 0 (12b)
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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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