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

126.6

Sharma to Lee, no run, widish, shortish, Lee resists the urge to go for a cut, and Dhoni does the collecting

Australia 362/7   B Lee 0* (1b)

127.4

Harbhajan Singh to Lee, no run, fired into the legs, and defended easily

127.5

Harbhajan Singh to Lee, no run, big shout, not given. Flighted outside off, spun in sharply, hit Lee just in front of off. Harbhajan unlucky with that one. Hawkeye thinks it would hit the leg stump, but it looked plumber than that in normal replay

127.6

Harbhajan Singh to Lee, no run, flighted onto legs, and defended easily

Australia 363/7   B Lee 0* (4b)

128.2

Sharma to Lee, 1 run, swinging in, Lee's high backlift excited the bowler for a brief moment, but the bat came down in time to guide it towards midwicket

128.6

Sharma to Lee, no run, length ball, outside off, Lee, down on a knee, goes for the drive, but doesn't get the timing right

Australia 366/7   B Lee 1* (6b)

132.1

Kumble to Lee, no run, flighted just outside off, and driven straight to mid-off

132.2

Kumble to Lee, no run, fuller, straighter, Lee gets an inside edge onto the pad

132.3

Kumble to Lee, no run, short and wide, cut away to point, but not into the gap

132.4

Kumble to Lee, no run, fuller, gets his front leg out of the way, and defends it

132.5

Kumble to Lee, 1 run, wide of off stump, Lee plays with an open face, and gets a single into the covers

Australia 379/7   B Lee 2* (11b)

133.3

Harbhajan Singh to Lee, no run, outside off, spinning in, Lee has big front foot down and outside the line of off, and defends it back to bowler

133.4

Harbhajan Singh to Lee, no run, flighted, beats the poking bat, and hits the pad. There is a big shout, but this one was doing too much

133.5

Harbhajan Singh to Lee, no run, Lee steps down, hits it one-bounce to Harbhajan who has a shy at the stumps, but Lee is safe and in

133.6

Harbhajan Singh to Lee, no run, fuller, on the stumps, and played away watchfully

Australia 381/7   B Lee 2* (15b)

134.5

Kumble to Lee, no run, close, flat topspinner, pitched within the stumps, but perhaps going down with the arm. Enough doubt for Rauf to not give it

134.6

Kumble to Lee, no run, wide outside off, and driven away to extracover to Harbhajan, but there is no single there

Australia 382/7   B Lee 2* (17b)

136.1

Kumble to Lee, no run, full on leg stump, Lee stabs it to short leg this time

136.2

Kumble to Lee, FOUR, and there's an edge and a boundary! Kumble fires in one that breaks and turns, 96ks, taking the outer edge of Lee's bat as he thrusts forward but its wide of Dravid at slip and with no gully in place Lee gets more runs

136.3

Kumble to Lee, 2 runs, now he frees his arms and drills a full ball past Ishant at mid-off

136.4

Kumble to Lee, no run, flipper, too short, Lee gets back and defends it

136.5

Kumble to Lee, no run, quick, flat trajectory, Lee has no issues defending off the back foot

136.6

Kumble to Lee, no run, slower one, flighted outside leg, Lee mistimes the flick to short leg

Australia 388/7   B Lee 8* (23b 1x4)

137.2

Sehwag to Lee, FOUR, tossed up invitingly, Lee dances down and hammers the wide one past extra cover, all along the ground and thats a positive shot

137.3

Sehwag to Lee, FOUR, action replay, as Lee uses his feet, makes room for himself, and absolutely smacks this one through the gap again

137.4

Sehwag to Lee, no run, slower, a touch wider, and Lee gets forward and defends

137.5

Sehwag to Lee, no run, turn now from the quicker one, Lee is forced onto the back foot

137.6

Sehwag to Lee, no run, comes down again but ends up smothering this one back

Australia 397/7   B Lee 16* (28b 3x4)

138.2

Kumble to Lee, no run, good ball, bit of turn, Lee thrusts forward and defends it

138.3

Kumble to Lee, 1 run, wrong line, slips out loosely and Lee sweeps it to fine leg

138.5

Kumble to Lee, no run, skimmed up there on middle and off but Lee defends well

138.6

Kumble to Lee, 1 run, faster, seam-up ball but it slides errantly down the stumps and Lee is quick to see it and escort it down to deep backward square leg

Australia 401/7   B Lee 18* (32b 3x4)

139.1

Khan to Lee, no run, swings in but Lee is well down the track, defending to midwicket

139.2

Khan to Lee, 2 runs, thumped, Lee reaches out and drives the full delivery to cover, where Tendulkar dives but allows runs through his legs, Ishant does the covering up

139.3

Khan to Lee, no run, back of a length and he gets back to defend it back

139.4

Khan to Lee, no run, misdirected bouncer goes well down leg stump, Dhoni collects

139.5

Khan to Lee, 1 run, again he bounces down leg stump and this time Lee goes for a waft, pulling loosely and the ball is in the air for a while but still far away from Dhoni, running after it and throwing it back from the deep

Australia 404/7   B Lee 21* (37b 3x4)

140.1

Kumble to Lee, no run, flighted up outside leg stump, Lee gets right over it and defends

140.2

Kumble to Lee, no run, quicker one slides in, Lee inside-edges to Gambhir at short leg

140.3

Kumble to Lee, no run, floater this time, defended off the front foot to cover

140.4

Kumble to Lee, no run, full and flat, again he comes forward and pats it back

140.5

Kumble to Lee, no run, some turn, flighted outside off, Lee reaches in and defends it

140.6

Kumble to Lee, no run, now its the googly, sharp and fast, Lee is already forward and has to take his top hand off the bat as the ball sit up, and plays it down in front of short leg

Australia 404/7   B Lee 21* (43b 3x4)

141.3

Khan to Lee, no run, in the slot to be driven, Lee reaches out and mistimes it to mid-off

141.4

Khan to Lee, no run, bouncer over the stumps beats Lee's attempted pull

141.5

Khan to Lee, FOUR, thick edge gets Lee four, he sees room and absolutely throws the kitchen sink at that one with a feisty cut and the ball flies off the thick outside edge through where second slip should have been

141.6

Khan to Lee, 1 run, full now, and an inside edge to fine leg from a booming drive

Australia 410/7   B Lee 26* (47b 4x4)

142.1

Kumble to Lee, no run, quick one, stays low, he gets an under edge off the cut but it drops near his feet, not a chance for Dhoni or the close catchers

142.2

Kumble to Lee, no run, looped up on the stumps, driven back to Kumble

142.3

Kumble to Lee, no run, slides out his hand, down leg stump, Lee mistimes the sweep

142.4

Kumble to Lee, no run, turn and bounce undoes Lee, who stabs at it, gets an inside edge which flies low to Gambhir at short leg, dies before it reaches him but well stopped there

142.5

Kumble to Lee, no run, an appeal for leg before, really yelled out pleadingly by Kumble, as the ball hits Lee's pad as he goes for a paddle sweep but that was going outside leg stump and Rauf felt height was also a factor

142.6

Kumble to Lee, no run, flat on the stumps and he defends this time

Australia 410/7   B Lee 26* (53b 4x4)

143.6

Khan to Lee, no run, lovely yorker honing into leg stump, Lee for his part does well to jam the bat down in time, nearly falling over in the process

Australia 411/7   B Lee 26* (54b 4x4)

144.5

Kumble to Lee, no run, googly, but too short and Lee works it past short leg

144.6

Kumble to Lee, no run, full and flat, getting Lee stretching forward to defend

Australia 412/7   B Lee 26* (56b 4x4)

146.1

Kumble to Lee, no run, full, slanting down the legs, Lee makes sure his front leg is out of the way, and defends

146.2

Kumble to Lee, no run, flatter, leg is out of the way again, and defended

146.3

Kumble to Lee, 1 run, that's outside the leg, and Lee goes down into the sweep, to fine leg

146.6

Kumble to Lee, no run, googly, starting outside off, Lee is up to it and dead-bats it right in front of him

Australia 420/7   B Lee 27* (60b 4x4)

147.5

Khan to Lee, OUT, cleaned him! this one stayed a bit low and came in a touch. Lee must have thought this was angling away, and looked to free his arms, but this one, pitched just short of good length, straightened a touch, and squeezed under the backlift to knock the off stump out of the ground

B Lee b Khan 27 (88m 61b 4x4 0x6) SR: 44.26

Australia 421/8   B Lee 27 (61b 4x4)
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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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