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

92.4

Sharma to Haddin, no run, swing but its too full down the leg side and he clips to leg

92.5

Sharma to Haddin, no run, nips back in again, from wide of the stumps, and shaves over the top of off stump after Haddin opts to leave it be

92.6

Sharma to Haddin, 1 leg bye, again this slants down Haddin's pads and he plays it away to leg

Australia 260/5   BJ Haddin 0* (3b)

93.1

Khan to Haddin, no run, full and angling away, Haddin shoulders arms

93.2

Khan to Haddin, no run, on the stumps and he defends, with minimal footwork

93.3

Khan to Haddin, 1 run, fuller in length, driven to mid-off for a single

Australia 261/5   BJ Haddin 1* (6b)

94.1

Sharma to Haddin, no run, back of a length, jags back in, Haddin stands and defends well

94.2

Sharma to Haddin, no run, thats close, Haddin reaching out to width and slashing a cut, but the inswing cramps him and he under-edges back past the stumps, Dhoni reacts well and dives to save a certain boundary

94.3

Sharma to Haddin, no run, oh that's a dangerous leave! Ishant pitches back of a length and the ball swings back tremendously, Haddin shoulders arms and looks on as the ball zips back in and goes over the top of leg stump

94.4

Sharma to Haddin, no run, slants in again from off stump, clips Haddin's pads, Dhoni fields

94.5

Sharma to Haddin, no run, back of a length, coming in, Haddin gets tall and defends

94.6

Sharma to Haddin, no run, overpitched now outside off, he drives well but straight to Harbhajan

Australia 263/5   BJ Haddin 1* (12b)

95.2

Khan to Haddin, 1 leg bye, swing but too full and down the pads, Haddin gets a leg bye

Australia 265/5   BJ Haddin 1* (13b)

96.1

Sharma to Haddin, 1 run, goes for an attempted cover drive and inside-edges to square leg

Australia 272/5   BJ Haddin 2* (14b)

97.5

Khan to Haddin, no run, pitches full, straightens, Haddin onto the front foot and drives it back to Zaheer, who collects and flings the ball back at Haddin in frustration, it hits the inner part of this right leg as he turns away, then he looks back at Zaheer

97.6

Khan to Haddin, 2 runs, down the pads, clipped out to Gambhir on the ropes for two

Australia 284/5   BJ Haddin 4* (16b)

98.4

Sharma to Haddin, no run, poor stroke from Haddin, feet anchored as he reaches out and fishes at a wide one swinging away, there's a noise but the ball doesn't carry to Dhoni

98.5

Sharma to Haddin, no run, thats too wide outside off and Haddin can easily leave it be

98.6

Sharma to Haddin, no run, another poor shot from Haddin, coming onto the front foot and slashing at a wide delivery that swings away, beaten but it nearly took the edge that time

Australia 285/5   BJ Haddin 4* (19b)

99.3

Khan to Haddin, 1 run, onto the front foot, gently pushing the ball to point for a single, good early calling gets them the run, well done there

99.5

Khan to Haddin, no run, full on off stump, swings, Haddin jabs it back in defence

99.6

Khan to Haddin, no run, swings in but he eases an on-drive down to mid-on

Australia 292/5   BJ Haddin 5* (22b)

100.3

Sharma to Haddin, no run, gets some room and mistimes the cut towards gully

100.4

Sharma to Haddin, no run, back of a length, Haddin gets onto the toes and drives it back

100.5

Sharma to Haddin, no run, oh ho ho, Haddin goes for a booming drive now and gets a thick outside edge that flies to Kumble at gully on the bounce, plucky, plucky ...

100.6

Sharma to Haddin, 1 run, full and this time he driver much better, Ganguly fumbles at extra cover

Australia 294/5   BJ Haddin 6* (26b)

101.1

Khan to Haddin, FOUR, Top shot! from round the wicket, on the pads, and clipped away to midwicket boundary

101.2

Khan to Haddin, no run, better line, more towards off, and defended

101.3

Khan to Haddin, no run, starts outside off, holds it line a bit, and defended by Haddin

101.4

Khan to Haddin, no run, fuller, angling in, and played off the inside half of the bat, towards mid-on

101.5

Khan to Haddin, no run, angling in, and then holding its line after pitching, defended back to the bowler

101.6

Khan to Haddin, no run, angling in again, short of length, and Haddin looks to turn it to square leg for a single, but decides against it

Australia 298/5   BJ Haddin 10* (32b 1x4)

102.2

Sharma to Haddin, no run, lovely bowling, starting just outside off stump, drawing Haddin into the shot, and then getting it to hold its line, unlucky not to get the edge there

102.3

Sharma to Haddin, no run, that was wild from Haddin, this was wide, moving away, and Haddin goes for drive, and misses it

102.4

Sharma to Haddin, no run, that's on a length, starting wide of off stump, Haddin lets it go, but the ball cuts back, but not enough

102.5

Sharma to Haddin, no run, quick on the stumps, and defended back

102.6

Sharma to Haddin, no run, fuller, drivable length. Drive goes Haddin, but finds Harbhajan at cover

Australia 299/5   BJ Haddin 10* (37b 1x4)

103.4

Kumble to Haddin, no run, fullish, Haddin gets too close to the pitch, and hits it towards mid-on

103.5

Kumble to Haddin, no run, another yorker, and defended back to the bowler

103.6

Kumble to Haddin, no run, quicker, flatter, shorter, but Haddin is equal to it and defends it back to Kumble

Australia 300/5   BJ Haddin 10* (40b 1x4)

104.2

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, no run, off-stump line, and defended back

104.3

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, no run, shorter, looking for the topspinner, but Haddin pats it back

104.4

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, 1 run, hit straight to Ganguly at mid-off, and they pinch a single again. This was close, but Haddin would have in, even if he had hit

104.6

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, no run, on the stumps, staying a touch low, played gently to short leg

Australia 303/5   BJ Haddin 11* (44b 1x4)

106.1

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, no run, fullish, and played to mid-on

106.2

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, no run, looks to drive, but hits straight to mid-off

106.3

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, no run, outside off, turning in, and defended into covers

106.4

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, no run, flatter, and played to midwicket

106.5

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, no run, flighted a bit more, only meets the straight bat of Haddin

106.6

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, 1 run, another quick single, it's Ishant this time. Just a tap towards point, and off they went. Ishant was slow to start

Australia 308/5   BJ Haddin 12* (50b 1x4)

107.1

Kumble to Haddin, FOUR, lofted over mid-on, smart shot. It wasn't a bad delivery, but Haddin hit through the line, and up and over

107.2

Kumble to Haddin, no run, an obvious change in grip to bowl the quicker one, Haddin defends it back

107.3

Kumble to Haddin, no run, flighted, turning away, and played back

107.4

Kumble to Haddin, no run, out of the front of the hand again, staying low too, gets and underside edge, but Haddin is safe

107.5

Kumble to Haddin, no run, another front-of-the-hand, seam-up delivery, and hit straight to mid-off

107.6

Kumble to Haddin, no run, Kumble has become a medium-pacer. Another seam-up delivery, Haddin defends it towards square leg, without major trouble

Australia 312/5   BJ Haddin 16* (56b 2x4)

108.4

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, no run, full, straight, and is defended back

108.5

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, no run, another flighted delivery just outside off, and played towards short leg

108.6

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, no run, nearly there, Haddin looks to defend with an angled bat, and plays it uppishly towards Laxman at shortish midwicket. But it doesn't carry

Australia 313/5   BJ Haddin 16* (59b 2x4)

109.4

Kumble to Haddin, no run, full, straight, and Haddind efends easily

109.5

Kumble to Haddin, no run, this one si slower, and goes straight with the arm, but the pitch is too slow to cause Haddin any trouble

109.6

Kumble to Haddin, no run, flatter, on the legs, and defended to short leg

Australia 314/5   BJ Haddin 16* (62b 2x4)

110.2

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, no run, fuller and slower this time, and Haddin defends confidently

110.3

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, no run, a touch shorter, and Haddin has enough time to defend it off the back foot

110.4

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, no run, topspinner this time, but can't breach Haddin's defence

110.5

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, no run, fuller offbreak, and played with the turn into the leg side

110.6

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, no run, fastish offbreak, and driven to mid-off. It's hit too hard to take a single

Australia 315/5   BJ Haddin 16* (67b 2x4)

111.2

Kumble to Haddin, 1 no ball, oversteps, the ball is full and Haddin defends it back

111.2

Kumble to Haddin, no run, overpitched, Haddin thumps the drive to mid-off

111.3

Kumble to Haddin, 1 run, slides down the pads and he tucks it away to deep square leg

111.5

Kumble to Haddin, 2 runs, quicker, flatter, on off stump, Haddin is cramped for room but still manages to open the face of the bat and guide it towards gully, smart late cut there

111.6

Kumble to Haddin, no run, overpitched on off stump and defended to cover

Australia 321/5   BJ Haddin 19* (72b 2x4)

112.2

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, no run, tossed up gently on middle and off, defended back

112.3

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, no run, fuller and flatter, Haddin onto the front foot, driving to mid-off

112.4

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, no run, pushed through slow, leg stump, back he goes, turning it away

112.5

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, 1 run, quicker but wrong line and he turns it past square leg

Australia 323/5   BJ Haddin 20* (76b 2x4)

113.1

Kumble to Haddin, no run, slider, leg stump, defended to Gambhir at short leg

113.2

Kumble to Haddin, 1 run, quicker slider, short, back he goes and punches it to cover

113.6

Kumble to Haddin, no run, looped up full, driven off the front foot back to Kumble

Australia 325/5   BJ Haddin 21* (79b 2x4)

114.4

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, no run, and he beats Haddin with the angle, pushing the ball across him as he feels for it and misses, an alert Dhoni collects

114.5

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, no run, good length, spinning back in and he defends it back

114.6

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, no run, goes on with the arm, Haddin goes deep and defends

Australia 326/5   BJ Haddin 21* (82b 2x4)

115.3

Kumble to Haddin, no run, again, well driven and Zaheer runs in from mid-off

115.4

Kumble to Haddin, no run, more loop and dip, Haddin defends to short leg this time

115.5

Kumble to Haddin, no run, fuller length, he comes forward and defends it solidly

115.6

Kumble to Haddin, no run, quicker one, goes on, Haddin hustles to punch it back

Australia 327/5   BJ Haddin 21* (86b 2x4)

116.4

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, 1 run, tosses it up outside leg, Haddin goes back and turns it away

Australia 329/5   BJ Haddin 22* (87b 2x4)

117.1

Sehwag to Haddin, no run, tossed up on leg stump, Haddin goes back and drives

117.2

Sehwag to Haddin, no run, looped up outside off, Haddin comes forward and tries to defend, the ball lobs up off his pads, short leg comes in

117.3

Sehwag to Haddin, no run, quicker one, stays low and Haddin manages to defend

117.4

Sehwag to Haddin, FOUR, too short, spins in but Haddin gets back and punches that sweetly off the back foot past the man at cover and the ball wins the race

117.5

Sehwag to Haddin, no run, tosses it up, Haddin smothers the spin by stretching forward

117.6

Sehwag to Haddin, no run, overpitches, Haddin skips down and drives to Laxman at cover

Australia 333/5   BJ Haddin 26* (93b 3x4)

118.3

Sharma to Haddin, no run, a wild one-handed slash from Haddin, looking to hit the wide one but the deviation and low bounce undo him on that occasion

118.4

Sharma to Haddin, no run, still room on offer and Haddin chops it along the ground to gully

118.5

Sharma to Haddin, no run, good length there, on about middle and off and Haddin defends

118.6

Sharma to Haddin, 1 run, touch too full, Haddin onto the front foot quickly with a drive to mid-off

Australia 337/5   BJ Haddin 27* (97b 3x4)

119.1

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, 1 run, gently lobbed up outside off stump and Haddin reaches forward and nudges a single into the covers, running down to the other end with ease

119.5

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, 1 run, flatter, drifting down leg, easily turned out to deep square leg

Australia 340/5   BJ Haddin 29* (99b 3x4)

120.1

Sharma to Haddin, no run, there to be driven but he mistimes the shot to the man at cover

120.2

Sharma to Haddin, FOUR, intentional shot with no third man in place, Haddin getting room to free his hands and steer the short and wide delivery over the slips for four, positive intent

120.3

Sharma to Haddin, no run, back of a length, much tighter, and Haddin defends it back

120.4

Sharma to Haddin, 1 leg bye, plenty of movement, jagging down sharply past the stumps after hitting a crack, Dhoni dives and gets a hand to it, saving runs, leg byes are signaled, well stopped there because the bounce was poor

Australia 345/5   BJ Haddin 33* (103b 4x4)

121.1

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, no run, flat on the stumps, Haddin goes back and defends to short leg

121.2

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, no run, skips down, Harbhajan fires it in, Haddin turns it to Gambhir at short leg, who picks and throws it back onto the base of the stumps, but Haddin is just in

121.3

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, no run, slower this time but rather flat and he turns it to Gambhir again

121.4

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, no run, slows the pace, landing it on a length and forces him to defend

121.5

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, no run, full ball this time, Haddin drives along the ground to mid-off

121.6

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, no run, slider, turns in a fair amount and catches Haddin high on the front pad as he brings the bat down late, it is heading down leg stump and Koertzen starts shaking his head even as Harbhajan and Dhoni start appealing

Australia 349/5   BJ Haddin 33* (109b 4x4)

122.6

Sharma to Haddin, OUT, slower ball bamboozles Haddin! Ishant rolls his fingers across this one, pitching on a good length and Haddin is into the shot a day too early and tries to half-drive but finds Laxman stationed at short cover

BJ Haddin c Laxman b Sharma 33 (126m 110b 4x4 0x6) SR: 30.00

Australia 350/6   BJ Haddin 33 (110b 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

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