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
0.6

Khan to Katich, no run, that jags back in from outside off and Katich defends towards leg

Australia 1/1   SM Katich 0* (1b)
2.1

Khan to Katich, no run, full and swinging, middle and off, Katich tentatively tries to work it away towards midwicket but ends up defending it back down the track

2.2

Khan to Katich, 1 run, no footwork from Katich as he feels for that one, on a good length, and pushes it towards point to get off the mark

Australia 2/1   SM Katich 1* (3b)
3.1

Sharma to Katich, no run, shaves away off a length, Katich leaves and Dhoni collects

3.2

Sharma to Katich, no run, he shuffles and Ishant pitches it wide, allowing him to leave with ease

3.3

Sharma to Katich, no run, top stuff, back of a length, getting Katich shuffling across to off and pushing it bac to Ishant

3.4

Sharma to Katich, no run, and then I say that and he sprays one well outside leg stump

3.5

Sharma to Katich, no run, lands on a length and he defends it towards point, yelling 'WAIT!'

3.6

Sharma to Katich, no run, thats down the leg side again, giving Dhoni work to do

Australia 2/1   SM Katich 1* (9b)
6.1

Khan to Katich, no run, edged but almost! Zaheer pitches it up outside off and Katich has a feel at it, it just falls short of Dravid at second slip

6.2

Khan to Katich, no run, holds the length back outside off and Katich allows this to go through to Dhoni, the ball curves back in late

6.3

Khan to Katich, 1 wide, really wide outside off, no chance of anyone chasing that, Rauf signals a wide

6.3

Khan to Katich, no run, pitches outside off and moves away slightly, left alone again

6.4

Khan to Katich, 1 run, shuffles across his stumps to meet a good length delivery, he tucks it wide of mid-on

Australia 9/1   SM Katich 2* (13b)
8.1

Khan to Katich, no run, full length, seams back in, Katich leaves and then shadows a drive

8.2

Khan to Katich, 1 run, this time he throws the bat at a wider one and edges along the ground wide of Dravid at third slip, who dives and does well to save runs

8.4

Khan to Katich, no run, short one outside off, he thinks about playing but leaves it alone, and the one bouncer for the over has been called by the umpire

8.5

Khan to Katich, FOUR, good length but wrong line, Katich shuffles and works the ball off the hips into the gap behind square leg, well played

8.6

Khan to Katich, FOUR, attempted slower yorker slips up a touch too full and Katich expertly opens the face and just runs that wide of Kumble at gully and Dravid at third slip

Australia 24/1   SM Katich 11* (18b 2x4)
10.3

Khan to Katich, no run, slower ball, fuller length, Katich tentatively pokes it back to Zaheer

10.4

Khan to Katich, no run, firm shot to an overpitched straight delivery outside off, a whip across the line from Katich but straight to midwicket

10.5

Khan to Katich, no run, this one almost stops on him as he comes forward, he defends it back

10.6

Khan to Katich, no run, this one is bowled from wide of the crease, short of a length, Katich tucks it away towards midwicket

Australia 26/1   SM Katich 11* (22b 2x4)
11.2

Sharma to Katich, 1 run, wrong line, outside leg and Katich turns it past square leg with ease

Australia 28/1   SM Katich 12* (23b 2x4)
12.1

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, quick ball, 96.5ks, flat on middle and leg and he defends

12.2

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, pushed across Katich this time, slower, and he leaves it be

12.3

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, tossed up real slow and loopy like, he drives it towards mid-off

12.4

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, quick again, on leg stump, Katich defends and the ball takes his glove and then pad, but Gambhir at short leg is late to react and cannot get there, the extra bounce did it for Katich

12.5

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, slower, wider, and he steers it towards backward point

12.6

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, tosses it up on middle and leg and Katich firmly defends it back

Australia 34/1   SM Katich 12* (29b 2x4)
13.5

Sharma to Katich, 1 run, middle and leg, he waits and tucks it to midwicket for one

Australia 36/1   SM Katich 13* (30b 2x4)
14.1

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, tosses up on leg stump, Katich drives it back to Harbhajan

14.2

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, flat one rather wide and Katich reaches out and drives to cover

14.3

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, there's the quick one, leg stump, worked to Gambhir at short leg

14.4

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, a tad slower, off stump, Katich drives again to cover

14.5

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, pushed across Katich this time and he leaves it for Dhoni

14.6

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, the length is short and Katich gets back and pounces with a slapping cut shot, but he can only hit it to the man at backward point

Australia 36/1   SM Katich 13* (36b 2x4)
15.5

Sharma to Katich, 1 run, too straight, short of a length, worked off the hips for a single

Australia 40/1   SM Katich 14* (37b 2x4)
16.1

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, tossed up on off stump a tad short and Katich drives to cover

16.2

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, slower ball, looping up outside leg, Katich smothers the spin

16.3

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, 1 run, too full and flat outside leg and he whips it down to fine leg

Australia 41/1   SM Katich 15* (40b 2x4)
17.1

Kumble to Katich, 2 runs, starts off by drifting one down leg stump and Katich flicks it past short leg, then notices the fielder giving chase is Ganguly and easily comes back for the second

17.2

Kumble to Katich, 1 run, wrong line again, on the pads and Katich nudges past midwicket

Australia 48/1   SM Katich 18* (42b 2x4)
18.1

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, flat one, outside leg, Katich uses his feet and defends it to short leg

18.2

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, drifts across Katich this time, who leaves it be

18.3

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, flat in middle and leg, no spin, he gets in and smothers it again

18.4

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, flat, going across, he reaches out and drives on the up to mid-off

18.5

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, quicker one, 93.2ks, drifting into middle and leg, defended

18.6

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, changes his pace, slows it down and drifts it wide, Katich is tempted out of his crease but ends up defending to short cover

Australia 50/1   SM Katich 18* (48b 2x4)
19.4

Kumble to Katich, no run, skips down, Kumble bowls it flat outside off stump, Katich whips it towards midwicket and cannot beat the man there

19.5

Kumble to Katich, no run, flatter trajectory, middle and leg, Katich goes back and defends

19.6

Kumble to Katich, no run, slower ball, drifting into Katich, who shuffles and tries to turn it around the corner for a single but the ball brushes his pads and lands in front of Gambhir at short leg

Australia 51/1   SM Katich 18* (51b 2x4)
20.5

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, spins across Katich, who leaves it be just over the top of off

20.6

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, flat on middle and off, change of pace, he defends it watchfully

Australia 56/1   SM Katich 18* (53b 2x4)
21.2

Kumble to Katich, no run, steps down, Kumble sees him coming and holds back the length, the ball hits Katich on the pads as he has taken a long stride forward, they all appeal but he really did come down a fair way, so not out

21.3

Kumble to Katich, 2 runs, short ball now, sits up and Katich plays if off the ribs past square leg, Sehwag in the deep collects and fires in a good throw but Katich, hustling back for the second, is safe with a good dive even though Asad Rauf asks for the replay

21.4

Kumble to Katich, no run, flighted up just outside off, Katich gets forward and tries to whip it towards midwicket but mistimes the drive back to the bowler

21.5

Kumble to Katich, no run, shorter ball, no turn at all, Katich leaves it be outside off

21.6

Kumble to Katich, no run, and again, lands outside off and Katich opts not to play a shot

Australia 59/1   SM Katich 20* (58b 2x4)
22.4

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, quick ball, 96ks, but too wide outside off and he leaves

22.5

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, very full and flat and Katich gets right over the ball to defend

22.6

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, 1 run, holds back the length, Katich is alert and waits, getting back to push it towards cover and Ponting calls for the quick single, well run there

Australia 61/1   SM Katich 21* (61b 2x4)
23.1

Kumble to Katich, no run, a low full toss, Katich uses his feet and drives to mid-off

23.2

Kumble to Katich, no run, slider this time, down leg, worked to Gambhir at short leg

23.3

Kumble to Katich, 1 run, firm whip across the line, no spin so he's safe, picks the gap tpp

Australia 62/1   SM Katich 22* (64b 2x4)
24.1

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, flat outside off, he reaches out and drives to cover-point

24.2

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, 1 run, flat and down leg stump, turned to Ganguly down on the ropes

24.4

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, pushes this one to short cover, who dives and fumbles, point is quick to react

24.5

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, fired into the blockhole and Katich jams it out in time

24.6

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, flat again, off stump, he gets in an allows it to pass to Dhoni

Australia 66/1   SM Katich 23* (69b 2x4)
26.1

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, flat outside off stump and Katich defends to the off side

26.2

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, directed into his pads and he defends with an inside edge

26.3

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, this one holds its line and Katich thrusts forward to defend it away

26.4

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, FOUR, inviting room and Katich likes this one, cashing in on the width with a free-flowing drive through the covers, well played

26.5

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, flat and short, he gets back in his crease and defends this one

26.6

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, 1 run, and Katich ends the session with a flick towards mid-on for one

Australia 75/1   SM Katich 28* (75b 3x4)
27.1

Khan to Katich, no run, full and he drives straight, Zaheer sticks out a hand and stops

27.2

Khan to Katich, no run, slower ball well wide of the stumps, Katich leaves and the ball bounces twice before reaching Dhoni

27.3

Khan to Katich, no run, now he's forced to play at one and he half-pokes it back to Zaheer

27.4

Khan to Katich, no run, slides down the pads, Katich exposes his leg stump and the ball clips his pad before trickling to Dhoni, this track is playing low so far

27.5

Khan to Katich, no run, and again, low carry to Dhoni after Katich leaves one outside off

27.6

Khan to Katich, no run, fuller on the stumps and he defends it to the man at point

Australia 75/1   SM Katich 28* (81b 3x4)
28.6

Kumble to Katich, 1 run, comes forward and flicks from off stump past short leg for one

Australia 79/1   SM Katich 29* (82b 3x4)
29.1

Khan to Katich, no run, back of a length and defended back towards Zaheer's left

29.2

Khan to Katich, 1 run, too straight and Katich works it out to deep square leg for one

Australia 80/1   SM Katich 30* (84b 3x4)
30.1

Kumble to Katich, no run, looped up outside leg stump, no shot offered, ball clips pad and drops

30.2

Kumble to Katich, 1 run, on the pads again, Katich clips it well to midwicket, where Harbhajan collects and returns a fine throw to Dhoni but Ponting is home safe

Australia 81/1   SM Katich 31* (86b 3x4)
31.1

Khan to Katich, no run, on a length, outside off stump, Katich walks into the line, and defends it back to the bowler

31.2

Khan to Katich, no run, wide outside off stump, left alone by Katich

31.3

Khan to Katich, 1 run, angling in to the pads, Katich walks across, and turns it down to fine leg for an easy single

Australia 82/1   SM Katich 32* (89b 3x4)
32.1

Kumble to Katich, 2 runs, full, flighted on the legs, katich will keep turning them around the corner all day. Two runs for his troubles this time

32.2

Kumble to Katich, no run, another flighted delivery on off stump, and defended

32.3

Kumble to Katich, no run, Katich gets a stride again, and defends back to bowler

32.4

Kumble to Katich, no run, shorter, Katich stays back, and hits it back to bowler

32.5

Kumble to Katich, no run, steps out this time, is beaten in the flight as this is shorter, but manages to pad it away. Indians get excited there

32.6

Kumble to Katich, no run, on the pads, and defended

Australia 88/1   SM Katich 34* (95b 3x4)
33.6

Khan to Katich, no run, half-volley outside the off stump, and played straight to mid-off

Australia 93/1   SM Katich 34* (96b 3x4)
34.5

Kumble to Katich, no run, loud appeal, pitched just outside off, turning in, hitting Katich in line, and his bat is behind his pad. Don't know what went wrong with this shout; perhaps the long stride saved him. Replays showed it was going to hit top of middle, expectedly Kumble is not impressed

34.6

Kumble to Katich, no run, short outside off, and left alone

Australia 94/1   SM Katich 34* (98b 3x4)
36.1

Kumble to Katich, no run, full on the pads, Katich whips it to leg. It hit the short leg fielder, and went to Harbhajan Singh at midwicket

36.2

Kumble to Katich, no run, full on pads again, and Katich plays to mid-on this time, which is wide already and saves the single

36.3

Kumble to Katich, 2 runs, flatter this time, guided away to the covers this time, easy two there

36.4

Kumble to Katich, 1 run, shorter, but on the stumps, Katich goes back deep into the crease and turns it around for a single

Australia 97/1   SM Katich 37* (102b 3x4)
37.6

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, driven away towards extra cover, where Ishant Sharma prevents the single

Australia 99/1   SM Katich 37* (103b 3x4)
39.1

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, driven towards extracover, Laxman is staioned at short extracover, and prevents a single

39.2

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, 1 run, turned away square to Gambhir, the second man at short extracover. The single brings up the 100 of the partnership and the innings

Australia 100/1   SM Katich 38* (105b 3x4)
40.1

Kumble to Katich, no run, on the stumps, and defended easily

40.2

Kumble to Katich, 1 run, turned away towards midwicket for an easy single

40.5

Kumble to Katich, no run, low fulltoss, played straight to midwicket

40.6

Kumble to Katich, no run, full, played with an angled bat, towards leg slip

Australia 106/1   SM Katich 39* (109b 3x4)
41.2

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, on leg stump, turning away, and defended back

41.3

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, 1 run, this one turned big, but slow, and Katich had time to go onto the back foot, adjust and place the ball through covers

41.5

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, front foot is down quickly, and the fullish delivery is defended back

41.6

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, 1 run, easy as they come, outside leg stump, turning a bit, Katich gets on top of the bounce and turns it around the corner

Australia 110/1   SM Katich 41* (113b 3x4)
42.1

Kumble to Katich, no run, decent ball outside off and he leaves it be for Dhoni this time

42.2

Kumble to Katich, FOUR, down he skips, twinkle-toed, and clips a full ball from outside off stump superbly through the yawning space at midwicket, really good shot

42.3

Kumble to Katich, no run, shorter now, expectedly, and he gets back to defend

42.4

Kumble to Katich, no run, flights it wide and Katich gets forward, running it to gully

42.5

Kumble to Katich, no run, skips down, Kumble holds back the length, and its defended

42.6

Kumble to Katich, no run, fuller, angling in, he gets a stride in and defends to Kumble

Australia 114/1   SM Katich 45* (119b 4x4)
43.2

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, FOUR, short and wide, very inviting, Katich has a go at it and cuts it hard and late well wide of slip and thats going to be four, simple as can be

43.3

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, some loop now, into the rough outside off, and he drives to point

43.4

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, FOUR, smashed, and thats Katich's half-century! Harbhajan serves up the wide half-volley and Katich smears it between cover and point for four, well played

43.5

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, quicker, and with some turn, but Katich leaves it be outside off

43.6

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, 1 run, another single, pushed between cover and point rather gently

Australia 124/1   SM Katich 54* (124b 6x4)
44.1

Kumble to Katich, 1 run, down the pads, shuffles and works it past square leg for one

Australia 125/1   SM Katich 55* (125b 6x4)
45.4

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, flighted across Katich, who waits and nudges it to point

45.5

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, speared into middle and leg, Katich flicks it to midwicket

45.6

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, slower, drifting in from outside leg, Katich smothers the spin

Australia 129/1   SM Katich 55* (128b 6x4)
47.1

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, 1 run, short, hint of turn, he gets back and drives through cover

Australia 136/1   SM Katich 56* (129b 6x4)
48.2

Sharma to Katich, no run, pitches on leg and straightens and Katich defends to midwicket

48.3

Sharma to Katich, 1 run, and again, he gets across and clips this one to midwicket

Australia 141/1   SM Katich 57* (131b 6x4)
49.1

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, flat ball, spins away, Katich gets across and defends it back

49.2

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, flat on middle and off, he strides forward and defends

49.3

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, 1 run, pushes it across Katich, though a bit too full, and he gently taps that towards cover and calls for the single, Ponting is sharp to respond, well run

Australia 146/1   SM Katich 58* (134b 6x4)
50.2

Sharma to Katich, 1 run, on leg stump, too straight, and he works it away past midwicket

Australia 153/1   SM Katich 59* (135b 6x4)
51.1

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, slower one, angled across, he gets his foot forward and defends

51.2

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, flatter outside leg, Katich gets well forward and defends again

51.3

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, quicker now, on and around off and he pats it to point

51.4

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, 1 run, skips out and whips a full delivery to midwicket for a single

Australia 154/1   SM Katich 60* (139b 6x4)
52.1

Sharma to Katich, no run, more fluff from Ishant, well down leg stump, Katich misses out

52.2

Sharma to Katich, no run, doesn't move his feet, driving at a fullish one and inside-edges it back towards Ishant, who falls over in his follow through

52.3

Sharma to Katich, no run, back of a length now, again no movement of the feet from Katich as he defends it back down the track to Ishant

52.4

Sharma to Katich, 1 run, sharp single, as Katich gets onto the toes and gently drops a shortish ball into the covers and responds to Ponting's urgent call

Australia 159/1   SM Katich 61* (143b 6x4)
53.1

Kumble to Katich, no run, strides forward and drives this one straight to cover

53.2

Kumble to Katich, 1 run, poor line, slides down the pads and Katich works it away

Australia 160/1   SM Katich 62* (145b 6x4)
54.1

Sharma to Katich, FOUR, there's four more to Katich, who gets a nice wide one and drives on the up through the covers, Zaheer runs around and dives but the bounce beats him

54.2

Sharma to Katich, no run, leaves this good-length ball outside off alone now

54.3

Sharma to Katich, no run, back of a length outside off and he pushes it towards cover

54.4

Sharma to Katich, OUT, edged and taken, against the run of play! Katich pokes at a good-length ball with minimal footwork and the resultant thick edge is easily taken by Dhoni, after which Katich kicks the ground in disgust and turns for the dressing room .. so Ishant does indeed produce a breakthrough

SM Katich c †Dhoni b Sharma 66 (230m 149b 7x4 0x6) SR: 44.29

Australia 166/2   SM Katich 66 (149b 7x4)
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