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

54.5

Sharma to Hussey, no run, thats a slower one outside off, left alone by Hussey

54.6

Sharma to Hussey, no run, pitches on leg and straightens, Hussey defends it back to Ishant

Australia 166/2   MEK Hussey 0* (2b)

56.1

Sharma to Hussey, no run, short of a length outside off and Hussey shoulders arms

56.2

Sharma to Hussey, no run, pitches it up again, angling away, and he leaves it be

56.3

Sharma to Hussey, no run, too wide, angling away off a length and Hussey leaves it be

56.4

Sharma to Hussey, no run, on leg this time, moving back in, he falls over in his defence

56.5

Sharma to Hussey, no run, into his pads and he patiently tucks it to midwicket

56.6

Sharma to Hussey, no run, good length, Hussey shuffles and defends, and that will be tea

Australia 166/2   MEK Hussey 0* (8b)

57.2

Kumble to Hussey, no run, full on off stump, and defended

57.3

Kumble to Hussey, 1 run, on the pads, turning away, and played to fine-leg

57.6

Kumble to Hussey, no run, full on pads, defended

Australia 175/2   MEK Hussey 1* (11b)

59.2

Kumble to Hussey, no run, on target, making Hussey play, who defends it off the back foot

59.3

Kumble to Hussey, no run, fuller this time, Hussey gets to the pitch of the ball, and defends it under his eyes

59.4

Kumble to Hussey, no run, a little shorter, straighter, and Hussey is on back foot to pat it back to Kumble

59.5

Kumble to Hussey, no run, dropped, there was a clear noise as the straighter one passed Hussey's bat. This one hit Dhoni on the thigh, far away from his gloves, and fell short of slip. To be fair to Dhoni, this was a thick edge

59.6

Kumble to Hussey, 1 run, good length outside off, he waits and steers for a single

Australia 178/2   MEK Hussey 2* (16b)

60.1

Khan to Hussey, no run, loosener, wide outside off, defended with an open face

60.2

Khan to Hussey, FOUR, nice, little half-volley on the pads, creamed away by Hussey to wide of mid-on. Easy

60.3

Khan to Hussey, no run, wide, no movement off the pitch, and left alone

60.4

Khan to Hussey, no run, wider, fuller, left alone, and Dhoni fumbles with the collection

60.5

Khan to Hussey, 1 run, hiding the ball as he bowled, this one moved in a touch, Hussey just drops it down to cover, and takes a single

Australia 183/2   MEK Hussey 7* (21b 1x4)

61.1

Kumble to Hussey, no run, overpitched, defended down the pitch by Hussey

61.2

Kumble to Hussey, no run, defended towards cover, he is getting his foot to the pitch of the ball

61.3

Kumble to Hussey, no run, a little wider this time, Hussey looks to drive, but can't beat the circle

61.4

Kumble to Hussey, no run, flighted higher this time, Hussey flicks it to Harbhajan at midwicket

61.5

Kumble to Hussey, 1 run, flatter this one, turning sharply into Hussey, who manages to help it towards fine-leg for a single

Australia 184/2   MEK Hussey 8* (26b 1x4)

62.5

Khan to Hussey, no run, too wide outside off and Hussey can easily leave it be

62.6

Khan to Hussey, 1 run, more reverse-swing but Hussey flicks out to deep midwicket

Australia 188/2   MEK Hussey 9* (28b 1x4)

63.1

Kumble to Hussey, no run, flighted outside off, he gets well forward and squeezes it to point

63.2

Kumble to Hussey, no run, flat on the stumps, he drops his head and defends watchfully

63.3

Kumble to Hussey, no run, flighted generously, Hussey plonks his front foot out and drives hard, but with too much bottom hand, and mistimes the shot to cover

63.4

Kumble to Hussey, no run, again he cannot beat the gap, driving with aggression to cover

63.5

Kumble to Hussey, no run, flat, full, no turn, and Hussey checks the drive to cover

63.6

Kumble to Hussey, no run, short of a length outside off, Hussey turns it to midwicket

Australia 188/2   MEK Hussey 9* (34b 1x4)

64.2

Khan to Hussey, no run, hides the ball as he runs in, bowls it on a length and he defends

64.3

Khan to Hussey, no run, gets some width and drives but finds Gambhir stationed at point

64.4

Khan to Hussey, 1 run, comes onto the front foot and nudges this one past Gambhir now

Australia 190/2   MEK Hussey 10* (37b 1x4)

65.1

Kumble to Hussey, 1 run, flighted delivery, taken almost on the full, and driven straight, Kumble gets a hand to it, but Hussey wants the single and hustles Ponting for it. in the bargain, though, he is almost cleaned up the throw from Zaheer

Australia 191/2   MEK Hussey 11* (38b 1x4)

67.1

Kumble to Hussey, FOUR, pitches it where rough on later days would be, and Hussey drives it against the turn to extracover

67.2

Kumble to Hussey, no run, yes, no, no, Hussey opens the face towards point, and takes two steps, and then decides to not go for the run. Ponting is half way down the pitch, but safe in the end

67.3

Kumble to Hussey, 2 runs, yes, yes, yes, opened the face again, to fine of point, and gets an easy two

67.4

Kumble to Hussey, no run, defended towards silly point

67.5

Kumble to Hussey, 1 run, gets an edge there, with the one that didn't turn, and but Hussey plays it with soft hands, so it doesn't carry and goes wide of slip

Australia 201/2   MEK Hussey 18* (43b 2x4)

68.1

Khan to Hussey, no run, this one started from outside off and moved in, as Hussey left, but the movement came after it had passed the stumps

68.2

Khan to Hussey, no run, fuller, and driven to the extra cover

68.3

Khan to Hussey, no run, attacking the stumps this time, driven away from off-stump line, to Harbhajan at extracover

68.4

Khan to Hussey, no run, this one straightened a touch, as opposed to moving in to Hussey, but Hussey defends it with an open face

68.5

Khan to Hussey, no run, wider, slower, Hussey drives uppishly, away from his body, but this one lands safe before Harbhajan fields it

68.6

Khan to Hussey, no run, shorter this time, Hussey opens the face to guide it towards Gambhir at point, who hustles in to save the single

Australia 201/2   MEK Hussey 18* (49b 2x4)

69.4

Kumble to Hussey, 1 run, googly, starts leg stump, Hussey looks to turn it away, but gets the edge, but it is safe

Australia 203/2   MEK Hussey 19* (50b 2x4)

70.1

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, 1 run, wrong line and Hussey sweeps it away for a single

70.3

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, slow one again, middle and leg, he thrusts forward in defence

70.4

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, pushed through quicker, defended on the front foot

70.5

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, fullish again and Hussey pats it back to the bowler

70.6

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, FOUR, outside leg, full and flat, and he escorts it to fine leg

Australia 211/2   MEK Hussey 24* (55b 3x4)

71.3

Kumble to Hussey, no run, well bowled, getting Hussey forward in defence to silly point

71.4

Kumble to Hussey, no run, and another chance goes down off Kumble's bowling! A half-chance for Gambhir at short leg, after Hussey thuds forward and pushes at one spinning in from middle stump, the inside edge flies to the right of the fielder and doesn't carry

71.5

Kumble to Hussey, no run, full again and he gets forward to watchfully defend

71.6

Kumble to Hussey, no run, tight line again, forcing Hussey to come forward and pat it back

Australia 212/2   MEK Hussey 24* (59b 3x4)

72.2

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, flatter, pushed across, Hussey defends towards cover

72.3

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, flat again, fast delivery, again pushed to the off side

72.4

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, outside leg, spins in, he shuffles and turns it to short leg

72.5

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, 1 run, now he gets a single, squeezed into the gap at cover-point

Australia 214/2   MEK Hussey 25* (63b 3x4)

73.1

Kumble to Hussey, 1 run, flighted outside leg and Hussey flicks it past short leg for one

73.6

Kumble to Hussey, no run, flat on middle and leg and he defends it away

Australia 216/2   MEK Hussey 26* (65b 3x4)

74.3

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, flat on leg stump, Hussey wants to turn it but ends up defending

74.4

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, full and flat, pushed across Hussey, who steers it to point

74.5

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, some turn from outside leg, Hussey defends uneasily to off

74.6

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, slows the pace again, wisely, and Hussey gets forward to block

Australia 217/2   MEK Hussey 26* (69b 3x4)

75.2

Kumble to Hussey, no run, flighted on middle and leg and he defends to short leg

75.3

Kumble to Hussey, 1 run, quicker and shorter, nudged off the hips past Gambhir for one

Australia 219/2   MEK Hussey 27* (71b 3x4)

76.2

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, slow one about leg stump and defended to Gambhir

76.3

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, changes the pace and pushes it across, defended to the off side

76.4

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, flat now, and short, so Hussey gets back and punches to cover

76.5

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, 1 run, full, dips on Hussey, who waits and pushes it into the gap at point

Australia 222/2   MEK Hussey 28* (75b 3x4)

77.1

Sehwag to Hussey, 1 run, tossed up outside leg stump and worked past midwicket

77.6

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, sharp turn, and bounce to boot! Sehwag rolls his fingers and gets this one to rip past Hussey's bat after it pitched on about leg stump, and beats him across

Australia 224/2   MEK Hussey 29* (77b 3x4)

78.2

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, 1 run, full on off stump, gently pushed to point for a quick single

Australia 226/2   MEK Hussey 30* (78b 3x4)

79.1

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, tosses it up on leg stump and he defends patiently

79.2

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, well bowled, that one spinning back in and getting Hussey in a tangle as he gets back and tries to defend, the ball nearly rolls back onto leg stump

79.3

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, shorter one, he gets back and defends

79.4

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, and again, no room to work with so its patted back to Sehwag

79.5

Sehwag to Hussey, 1 run, slides down leg stump, Hussey tucks it away for a single

Australia 227/3   MEK Hussey 31* (83b 3x4)

80.1

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, sharp turn outside off stump, he gets in and leaves it be

80.2

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, full on the stumps, he defends it back

80.3

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, drives fiercely into Gambhir at silly point, into his shin and ricochets

80.4

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, flatter, he goes back and hits it towards mid-off

80.5

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, 3 runs, tosses it up, he gets across and helps it towards deep point, where Zaheer runs in an makes an interesting save, pushing the ball back inside before jumping over the ropes down there

Australia 231/3   MEK Hussey 34* (88b 3x4)

81.1

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, spins in from outside leg and Hussey turns it to midwicket

81.2

Sehwag to Hussey, 1 run, short and he gets over it, punching past cover for one, mid-off chases

Australia 232/3   MEK Hussey 35* (90b 3x4)

82.1

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, pushed across Hussey, who gets forward and leaves

82.2

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, short and wide but he can only cut it to the man at point

82.3

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, quick again, some turn, but wide enough that he can leave it be

82.4

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, straighter one, Hussey uses his feet and drives down the ground

82.5

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, spins across him now, with some bounce, and he leaves again

82.6

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, flat outside off, no turn, Hussey defends off the front foot

Australia 232/3   MEK Hussey 35* (96b 3x4)

83.5

Kumble to Hussey, no run, better delivery, flighting it on off stump and Hussey defends

83.6

Kumble to Hussey, FOUR, ouch! Thats the most expensive over today, as Hussey rocks back and pulls a long hop over short leg's head for four

Australia 245/3   MEK Hussey 39* (98b 4x4)

85.1

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, turns away from Hussey, who gets behind and defends nicely

85.2

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, quicker one, slides on, he defends watchfully

85.3

Sehwag to Hussey, 1 run, a touch too straight and he works it away to midwicket for one

Australia 246/3   MEK Hussey 40* (101b 4x4)

86.1

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, quick, spinning across, stays low and Hussey defends in a hurry

86.2

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, spins across from leg stump and its defended again

86.3

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, flat delivery, middle and off, Hussey gets over it and defends

86.4

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, thats a bit too wide, Hussey drives hard but straight to cover

86.5

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, pushed through on the stumps and he keeps it out again

86.6

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, slow, no turn, and Hussey defends it wide of slip, point runs in

Australia 246/3   MEK Hussey 40* (107b 4x4)

87.2

Khan to Hussey, no run, moves back over the stumps, but bowls it very wide and the ball virtually skims across the grass to Dhoni, three bounces nearly it seems like

87.3

Khan to Hussey, no run, straighter one, Hussey slumps over as he works the ball to leg

87.4

Khan to Hussey, no run, good ball, hint of movement back in, Hussey defends to cover

87.5

Khan to Hussey, no run, good ball again, bringing a watchful Hussey onto the front foot

87.6

Khan to Hussey, 1 run, slower one, too straight, driven to mid-on for a single

Australia 248/3   MEK Hussey 41* (112b 4x4)

88.1

Sharma to Hussey, no run, straightens after pitching on leg stump, Hussey defends it back

88.2

Sharma to Hussey, FOUR, good length, angling away, and thats a cultured soft-handed defensive into the gap between slips and gully for four, with no third man in place

88.3

Sharma to Hussey, 1 run, gets forward and nudges a smart single into the covers

Australia 253/3   MEK Hussey 46* (115b 5x4)

89.4

Khan to Hussey, 2 runs, down the pads, slanting in, and Hussey tucks it off the pads into the gap and runs hard for the second, a fresh pair of legs in Watson complimenting him well

89.5

Khan to Hussey, no run, good ball, pitches just outside off and goes on, doesn't swing

89.6

Khan to Hussey, no run, good one again, angling in from off and Hussey defends

Australia 257/4   MEK Hussey 48* (118b 5x4)

91.1

Khan to Hussey, 1 run, touch full, Hussey eases forward and drives sweetly to cover, not hitting the ball hard, and Tendulkar dives and saves runs, to Zaheer's pleasure

91.6

Khan to Hussey, no run, plenty of swing but its outside Hussey's leg stump, giving Dhoni plenty of diving to do behind him, good take too

Australia 259/4   MEK Hussey 49* (120b 5x4)

93.4

Khan to Hussey, no run, a good length ball and he comes forward to defend it to cover

93.5

Khan to Hussey, 2 runs, there's his tenth Test fifty, easily picked up with a couple off the pads as Zaheer errs in length and overpitches, well played Hussey, a crucial innings

93.6

Khan to Hussey, no run, gets forward and steers this one to a sliding Kumble at gully

Australia 263/5   MEK Hussey 51* (123b 5x4)

95.1

Khan to Hussey, 1 run, gets some room and chops that towards cover and point, Kumble is a tough sluggish to run around and Hussey gets an easy single

95.3

Khan to Hussey, no run, right on the stumps, Hussey drops his head and defends

95.4

Khan to Hussey, FOUR, bang, thats four! Zaheer drops short and Hussey seizes the opportunity to smack the attempted bouncer through square leg for a boundary, firmly pulled

95.5

Khan to Hussey, 2 runs, wrong line, slanting down the toes and turned down to fine leg

95.6

Khan to Hussey, no run, comes in off a length and he defends it to midwicket

Australia 271/5   MEK Hussey 58* (128b 6x4)

96.2

Sharma to Hussey, no run, full on about middle and off, swings in, driven towards mid-off

96.3

Sharma to Hussey, no run, pitches outside leg, Hussey defends it back towards Ishant

96.4

Sharma to Hussey, no run, again, pitches outside leg and comes in, Hussey defends

96.5

Sharma to Hussey, no run, on the stumps, again Hussey watchfully defends it back

96.6

Sharma to Hussey, 1 run, comes forward and squeezes a full one to gully for a single

Australia 273/5   MEK Hussey 59* (133b 6x4)

97.1

Khan to Hussey, FOUR, top shot, simply leaning into the width and driving the half-volley into the gap between cover and point for four, sweetly timed

97.2

Khan to Hussey, FOUR, ah, lovely! Another full ball and that is a great cover drive for four

97.3

Khan to Hussey, no run, better length and Hussey checks the shot to cover now

97.4

Khan to Hussey, 1 run, soft-handed single, nothing but a tip-and-run from Hussey, coming onto the front foot and dabbing the ball towards point for one

Australia 282/5   MEK Hussey 68* (137b 8x4)

98.1

Sharma to Hussey, no run, outside leg, Hussey falls over as he works the ball to midwicket

98.2

Sharma to Hussey, no run, outside leg once again and he defends to midwicket

98.3

Sharma to Hussey, 1 leg bye, full outside the pads, tucked to midwicket for one this time

Australia 285/5   MEK Hussey 68* (140b 8x4)

99.1

Khan to Hussey, FOUR, ah, sloppy, real sloppy! Hussey comes forward and drives the ball towards cover, where Ganguly makes a royal mess of it, running across from mid-off, getting down, but letting the ball go through his fingers and legs for a boundary, much to Kumble's frustration

99.2

Khan to Hussey, 1 run, gets forward and dabs this one away for an easy single

99.4

Khan to Hussey, 1 run, pitches on a length, steered to gully for one more by Hussey

Australia 292/5   MEK Hussey 74* (143b 9x4)

100.1

Sharma to Hussey, no run, poor ball, sliding out of Ishant's hands and going way outside leg stump, wobbling off the seam and rolling to Dhoni behind the stumps

100.2

Sharma to Hussey, 1 leg bye, outside leg stump, tucked off the pads for a single, leg byes it is

Australia 293/5   MEK Hussey 74* (145b 9x4)

102.1

Sharma to Hussey, 1 run, on a length, on the pads, all Hussey needs to do is drop and run, there are singles available all over the leg-side field

Australia 299/5   MEK Hussey 75* (146b 9x4)

103.1

Kumble to Hussey, no run, full, outside off, Hussey looks for the cover-drive but finds Harbhajan in the covers

103.2

Kumble to Hussey, no run, over-pitched, outside off, defended

103.3

Kumble to Hussey, 1 run, slower and loopier, Hussey waits for it, opens the face towards point, and runs. Two is the call, because Ganguly is the fielder, but they are wise enough to not risk the old man's arm

Australia 300/5   MEK Hussey 76* (149b 9x4)

104.1

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, 1 run, full, turning away, played just to the right of Zaheer at mid-off, and they pinch the single

104.5

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, 1 run, on the pads, and turned away easily

Australia 303/5   MEK Hussey 78* (151b 9x4)

105.1

Kumble to Hussey, no run, full, almost a yorker, played to mid-off

105.2

Kumble to Hussey, no run, on the pads, full, and defended back to bowler

105.3

Kumble to Hussey, no run, googly, read well by Hussey, and played gently

105.4

Kumble to Hussey, no run, over-pitched this time, but Hussey just plays it back to Kumble

105.5

Kumble to Hussey, no run, another googly, but too full, and whipped away towards midwicket, where Tendulkar prevents the single

105.6

Kumble to Hussey, FOUR, Shot! over-pitched, gently gets his foot to the pitch, opens the face a bit, and drives it between mid-off and extra cover. What finesse. Real Mr Cricket!

Australia 307/5   MEK Hussey 82* (157b 10x4)

108.1

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, full on the stumps, defended easily

108.2

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, starts leg, spins away, and defended

108.3

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, 1 run, quick single again, just wide of mid-off again

Australia 313/5   MEK Hussey 83* (160b 10x4)

109.1

Kumble to Hussey, no run, defended with an open face

109.2

Kumble to Hussey, no run, looking for a quick single, but Zaheer is quick at mid-on

109.3

Kumble to Hussey, 1 run, googly, and Hussey just opens the face with soft hands and gets an easy single

Australia 314/5   MEK Hussey 84* (163b 10x4)

110.1

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, 1 run, just short of length, and Hussey rocks back to cut it to wide of point

Australia 315/5   MEK Hussey 85* (164b 10x4)

111.1

Kumble to Hussey, 1 run, flighted up outside off stump and Hussey drives to cover

111.4

Kumble to Hussey, 1 run, full outside leg, easily clipped out to fine leg for one

Australia 319/5   MEK Hussey 87* (166b 10x4)

112.1

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, 1 run, full outside leg stump, turned towards deep square leg

112.6

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, quicker one, pitches just outside leg stump, Hussey thrusts forward and defends, ball raps the flap and excited an animated Harbhajan but Rauf is unmoved

Australia 323/5   MEK Hussey 88* (168b 10x4)

113.3

Kumble to Hussey, no run, zips it into the rough outside off stump, turns in but too wide and Hussey gets across and leaves it be for Dhoni

113.4

Kumble to Hussey, no run, and again, just too wide and Hussey leaves it be

113.5

Kumble to Hussey, 1 run, too full and he comes forward, steering it to gully for a single

Australia 325/5   MEK Hussey 89* (171b 10x4)

114.1

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, slow delivery on middle and off, watchfully defended back

114.2

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, angled across Hussey, who holds back his bat and leaves

114.3

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, 1 run, pitches outside leg, spins in, back goes Hussey, shuffling and turning it away for another easy single, it all comes so easy to this man

Australia 326/5   MEK Hussey 90* (174b 10x4)

115.1

Kumble to Hussey, no run, looped up from around the stumps, Hussey drives off the front foot

115.2

Kumble to Hussey, 1 run, gets forward and drives this one towards extra cover

Australia 327/5   MEK Hussey 91* (176b 10x4)

116.1

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, tossed up on middle and leg and Hussey defends

116.2

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, fuller and flatter, he uses his feet and drives to Ganguly at mid-on

116.3

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, 1 run, faster one, holds back the length, lands outside leg stump and takes the inside-edge past square leg

116.5

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, outside leg, Hussey goes for the sweep but cant get bat on it

116.6

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, and again, a quicker one is defended back by Hussey

Australia 329/5   MEK Hussey 92* (181b 10x4)

118.1

Sharma to Hussey, no run, pitches on leg, goes on and Hussey pushes the ball to cover

118.2

Sharma to Hussey, 3 runs, now thats full outside leg stump and Hussey picks it off his pads and runs back for the third as midwicket and deep square leg run after the ball

Australia 336/5   MEK Hussey 95* (183b 10x4)

119.2

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, lands it on a length, outside leg, and Hussey pats it back

119.3

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, pushes it across, slower through the air, driven to cover

119.4

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, 1 run, and again, tosses it up gently, this time Hussey dabs one square

119.6

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, flat, pitching outside leg, spins in, he works it back to Harbhajan

Australia 340/5   MEK Hussey 96* (187b 10x4)

120.5

Sharma to Hussey, FOUR, ah, lucky for Hussey, and thats his ninth Test hundred! A stellar effort, coming up with a fortuitous thick inside edge back past leg stump, shaping to drive the ball through the covers but surviving with his heart in his mouth

120.6

Sharma to Hussey, no run, good length delivery outside off and Hussey lets it go

Australia 349/5   MEK Hussey 100* (189b 11x4)

122.1

Sharma to Hussey, no run, worked across Hussey a tad too wide and he watches it pass

122.2

Sharma to Hussey, no run, slower one yet still angled across, and Hussey shoulders arms

122.3

Sharma to Hussey, no run, shorter one this time and he gets in line to defend it back

122.4

Sharma to Hussey, no run, fuller and wider, staying low for Dhoni after Hussey leaves

122.5

Sharma to Hussey, 1 run, outside leg, straightens, and he turns it to midwicket

Australia 350/5   MEK Hussey 101* (194b 11x4)

123.1

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, pushed across the stumps and he leaves it be

123.2

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, tossed up on the stumps and he defends it back to Harbhajan

123.3

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, FOUR, good shot, using his feet and reaching out to smash this past mid-off, ball hurries down the ground and Zaheer dives over it

123.4

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, flat on the stumps, he gets forward and defends

123.5

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, tossed up, he comes forward and drives it to cover

123.6

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, quicker one, sliding away, and he leaves it be

Australia 354/6   MEK Hussey 105* (200b 12x4)

125.1

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, 1 run, just short of a length, spinning away, and Hussey - just like that - helps it into the covers for a single; Test cricket is easy, isn't it?

Australia 357/6   MEK Hussey 106* (201b 12x4)

126.1

Sharma to Hussey, no run, on a length, no room for Hussey to work it into the gap

126.2

Sharma to Hussey, no run, another tight delivery, on a length, moving away just a bit, ending up around offside, and Hussey just defends it

126.3

Sharma to Hussey, 1 run, this time there is a bit of room, and that's all Hussey needs to gently open the face and take an easy single to sweeper cover where Zaheer does the fielding

Australia 358/6   MEK Hussey 107* (204b 12x4)

127.1

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, over-pitched on the legs, and Hussey defends it back to the bowler

127.2

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, flighted delivery on leg stump, spinning towards off, and watchfully defended

127.3

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, 1 run, this one started outside leg, and Hussey turns it around the corner for an easy single. Not farming the strike just as yet

Australia 363/7   MEK Hussey 108* (207b 12x4)

128.1

Sharma to Hussey, 1 run, opened the face on a delivery outside off for an easy single

128.3

Sharma to Hussey, no run, another slower delivery, foxed Hussey this time, but it pitched just outside leg stump, so there is no shout this time

128.4

Sharma to Hussey, no run, outside off, angling away, driven on the up, but can't beat Tendulkar in the covers

128.5

Sharma to Hussey, 1 run, shorter, didn't rise enough, got the inside edge from Hussey, but it went safely towards square leg for a single

Australia 366/7   MEK Hussey 110* (211b 12x4)

129.1

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, starting outside leg, spinning away, and defended into the leg side by Hussey

129.2

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, again putside leg, shorter, and this one turned big and stayed low too. But it happened all too slow and Hussey got his bat down

129.3

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, opens the face and looks for a quick single, but Lee sends him back

129.4

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, more accurate this time, and Hussey defends it in front of off stump

129.5

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, pitching within stumps, and spinning away. Huss lets that one go

129.6

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, 1 run, what a waste, Ishant would think. Last ball of the over is short and wide, and Hussey rocks back and cuts it to sweeper cover, and retains the strike

Australia 367/7   MEK Hussey 111* (217b 12x4)

130.1

Sharma to Hussey, no run, overpitched, driven away towards cover, but straight to Laxman

130.2

Sharma to Hussey, no run, just short of length, within the stumps, and Hussey has no choice but to play it straight back to the bowler

130.3

Sharma to Hussey, no run, angling away, left alone by Hussey. Hussey's comfort here is Dhoni's trouble, as the ball bounces well in front of him. He does well to get his pads together. No byes ensue

130.4

Sharma to Hussey, no run, another accurate delivery, keeps Hussey on his toes. He can't work the ball around if it is accurate

130.5

Sharma to Hussey, no run, left alone by Hussey, but this one missed the off stump by a small margin

130.6

Sharma to Hussey, 1 run, ordinary captaincy here. the field sits back for the last ball of the over, and Hussey obliges by cutting it to sweeper cover. Lee hasn't faced a delivery for the last two overs

Australia 368/7   MEK Hussey 112* (223b 12x4)

131.1

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, FOUR, what a shot! this wasn't that short, just that it started outside leg, and Huss rocked back to pull it to midwicket boundary

131.2

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, fuller, almost a yorker, and defended easily

131.3

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, flatter again, and Hussey has no problem in defending the ones that are fired at his pads

131.4

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, outside leg again, and easily defended

131.5

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, SIX, Hussey in hurry, first six of the match, flighted by Harbhajan and Huss slog-sweeps it to rows over the midwicket boundary

131.6

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, finally India manage to prevent a single on the final delivery, via another quick delivery fired wide of off stump by Harbhajan. Hussey still managed to get bat onto it, but couldn't find the gap

Australia 378/7   MEK Hussey 122* (229b 13x4 1x6)

132.6

Kumble to Hussey, 1 run, on the legs, Hussey turns it around the corner, and again he takes a single on the last ball of the over. This has to be frustrating for Kumble and partners

Australia 380/7   MEK Hussey 123* (230b 13x4 1x6)

133.1

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, flighted, turning away, Hussey defends it towards point

133.2

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, 1 run, this is bowled too full, Hussey plays it to wide of mid-on

Australia 381/7   MEK Hussey 124* (232b 13x4 1x6)

134.1

Kumble to Hussey, no run, full, straight, no room, and Hussey defends it back

134.2

Kumble to Hussey, no run, another accurate delivery, and Hussey respects it

134.3

Kumble to Hussey, no run, on the pads, looks to flick, but can't find the gap

134.4

Kumble to Hussey, 1 run, flighted, and played easily to long-off for another single

Australia 382/7   MEK Hussey 125* (236b 13x4 1x6)

135.1

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, slow, flighted on off stump, sits up, and Hussey fails to find the gap

135.2

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, flatter, but fuller, and Hussey stays back while he should have been front. But no damage done

135.3

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, flighted well this time, Hussey gets his front foot down, and defends

135.4

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, full again, on the off stump, and Hussey defends with soft hands

135.5

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, fired outside off stump, and Hussey lets it go

135.6

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, another wide one, Hussey leaves it alone, at least Harbhajan has managed to keep Lee on strike for the next over

Australia 382/7   MEK Hussey 125* (242b 13x4 1x6)

137.1

Sehwag to Hussey, 1 run, flattish delivery, tucked away for a single

Australia 389/7   MEK Hussey 126* (243b 13x4 1x6)

138.1

Kumble to Hussey, 1 run, gets some room and slaps the ball past point for a single, Tendulkar hurries after it and they resist taking the second run

138.4

Kumble to Hussey, 1 run, there's the 400 as Hussey shuffles and tucks one past short leg

Australia 400/7   MEK Hussey 128* (245b 13x4 1x6)

139.6

Khan to Hussey, no run, fullish length and Hussey drives it to the man at point

Australia 404/7   MEK Hussey 128* (246b 13x4 1x6)

141.1

Khan to Hussey, no run, slides down the pads, slower ball, Hussey mistimes the flick

141.2

Khan to Hussey, 1 run, too full on the toes and this one's clipped out to deep midwicket

Australia 405/7   MEK Hussey 129* (248b 13x4 1x6)

143.1

Khan to Hussey, no run, good length ball gets Hussey going back and defending

143.2

Khan to Hussey, no run, outside leg, swinging in, Hussey tucks it to midwicket

143.3

Khan to Hussey, no run, eases forward and checks the drive to extra cover, Zaheer looking for some reverse it seems but not hitting the right areas yet

143.4

Khan to Hussey, no run, there's some movement back into Hussey but he defends solidly

143.5

Khan to Hussey, 1 run, nips back in off a length and Hussey adjusts hastily by opening the face and dabbing a single towards gully, looks up at Lee and says yep!

Australia 411/7   MEK Hussey 130* (253b 13x4 1x6)

144.1

Kumble to Hussey, no run, no turn, sits up off a length and Hussey punches to point

144.2

Kumble to Hussey, no run, floated up wider and he drives off the front foot to cover

144.3

Kumble to Hussey, no run, pitches outside leg but he cannot connect well with the nudge

144.4

Kumble to Hussey, 1 run, errs in line again and now Hussey gets bat on it, turning it fine

Australia 412/7   MEK Hussey 131* (257b 13x4 1x6)

145.1

Khan to Hussey, FOUR, and the Energizer Bunny ticks on! Hussey gets width and flashes hard, slashing the ball off the edge between where slips could have been and gully, for four

145.2

Khan to Hussey, no run, there's a better ball, Zaheer trying out a slow yorker on leg stump, which Hussey watchfully defends back to the bowler

145.3

Khan to Hussey, no run, pitches and straightens, Hussey walks forward and defends

145.4

Khan to Hussey, no run, change of pace, but Hussey reads it and comes onto the front foot, using soft hands to dab the ball in front of point

145.5

Khan to Hussey, no run, quicker one slides into him and he turns it to midwicket

145.6

Khan to Hussey, no run, aha, a freebie but Hussey cannot connect, Zaheer's attempted yorker slips out as rank full toss well outside leg stump, Hussey doesn't react in time and Dhoni does well to get across and stop it from running away to the boundary

Australia 416/7   MEK Hussey 135* (263b 14x4 1x6)

146.4

Kumble to Hussey, 2 runs, outside off, a bit flat, Hussey gets enough time to late-cut it, and beat Harbhajan at point, but there is not enough pace on it to take it to the boundary

146.5

Kumble to Hussey, 1 run, thrown up outside the off stump, front foot to the pitch of the ball, and guided to sweeper cover with an open face

Australia 420/7   MEK Hussey 138* (265b 14x4 1x6)

147.1

Khan to Hussey, no run, Zaheer hiding the ball while running in, bowls it full, and there is a hint of swing away from Hussey, who plays it back down to the bowler

147.2

Khan to Hussey, no run, there you go, there is a hint of reverse there, but not nearly threatening enough for Hussey, who plays the in-coming delivery with ease

147.3

Khan to Hussey, no run, slower ball, but Hussey won't be fooled, no sir. Starting just outside off, and Hussey waits for it and defends

147.4

Khan to Hussey, 1 run, attempted yorker, Hussey gets an inside edge on the foot, but when does that stop him from taking a quick single?

Australia 421/7   MEK Hussey 139* (269b 14x4 1x6)

148.1

Kumble to Hussey, 2 runs, well done Bhaj, he has saved two there. This was a short ball, attempted googly, and Hussey was quick to pull it to backward squareleg, where Harbhajan dived desperately to save the four

148.2

Kumble to Hussey, 1 run, played away into the covers with an open face

148.5

Kumble to Hussey, FOUR, reverse sweep out, is there something Huss can't do. And this is very fine too, despite extra bounce he manages to get it over slip

148.6

Kumble to Hussey, no run, angled in towards the stumps, and defended back

Australia 429/8   MEK Hussey 146* (273b 15x4 1x6)

149.3

Khan to Hussey, no run, reverse swing again, and accurate too. But Hussey is settles in enough to defend the ball, which was moving in towards the stumps

149.4

Khan to Hussey, no run, a bit too much of swing this time, carrying the ball down the leg side, and Hussey misses out on it

149.5

Khan to Hussey, OUT, Zak has done it again. A bit wider this time, swinging in again, with the shine, Hussey goes for a drive, but gets an inside edge onto middle stump. What an innings, though, take a bow Mr Cricket. His best score against India, and all through the innings he has never looked like getting out

MEK Hussey b Khan 146 (402m 276b 15x4 1x6) SR: 52.89

Australia 430/10   MEK Hussey 146 (276b 15x4 1x6)
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