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

49.6

Watson to Dhoni, no run, wide, and stays low, but Dhoni doesn't have to play at it

India 155/5   MS Dhoni 0* (1b)

50.3

Lee to Dhoni, no run, good length ball, swinging in, Dhoni inches forward and pushes the ball back an energetic Lee in his follow through

50.4

Lee to Dhoni, no run, too wide outside off stump and Dhoni leaves off the front foot

50.5

Lee to Dhoni, no run, fullish length and Dhoni drives it towards cover-point

50.6

Lee to Dhoni, no run, slower ball, full and wide, stays low after Dhoni leaves

India 156/5   MS Dhoni 0* (5b)

51.5

Watson to Dhoni, no run, a touch wide outside off and Dhoni stabs it to point

51.6

Watson to Dhoni, 1 run, wrong line, too straight, worked to deep backward square

India 158/5   MS Dhoni 1* (7b)

52.1

Lee to Dhoni, no run, positive firm front-foot drive to a full one, mid-off fields

52.2

Lee to Dhoni, no run, full and swinging in, Dhoni jams it to midwicket just in time

52.3

Lee to Dhoni, no run, full and wide, inviting the drive, but Dhoni shoulders arms

52.4

Lee to Dhoni, no run, good length on off stump and he pushes it to cover

52.5

Lee to Dhoni, no run, short delivery, 129.3ks, directed to the body and swinging in massively after pitching, Dhoni arches his back and allows it to pass over the stumps

52.6

Lee to Dhoni, 1 bye, movement there, pitching short and deviating away from outside off stump, Dhoni has a poke at it and misses, and Haddin cannot collect either, so byes

India 159/5   MS Dhoni 1* (13b)

53.1

Clarke to Dhoni, no run, flighted, almost a fulltoss, Dhoni hits it hard, but straight to mid-off

53.2

Clarke to Dhoni, 1 run, driving length again, Dhoni opens the face this time, and plays to sweeper cover

India 160/5   MS Dhoni 2* (15b)

54.1

Lee to Dhoni, no run, dug in, but this one didn't rise as much as expected, and beat Dhoni's pull

54.2

Lee to Dhoni, no run, straight and quick, and Dhoni defends it watchfully

54.3

Lee to Dhoni, no run, short of a length, coming in, Dhoni helps it down towards the two short midwickets

54.4

Lee to Dhoni, no run, slower ball, 113.5ks, but again a bit too full, as Dhoni has enough time to check his stroke and play it towards point

54.5

Lee to Dhoni, no run, bowled from wide of the crease, sharp movement in, but Dhoni has it covered, and plays it towards mid-on

54.6

Lee to Dhoni, no run, nice, gets this one to hold its line, from the same spot, and Dhoni sees it coming and doesn't play at it

India 160/5   MS Dhoni 2* (21b)

55.5

Clarke to Dhoni, no run, full, on the off stump, and defended with a big stride in

55.6

Clarke to Dhoni, 1 run, on the pads, worked away towards square leg; it isn't hit hard, so Dhoni looks for the second, but Ganguly turns it down

India 170/5   MS Dhoni 3* (23b)

56.1

Lee to Dhoni, no run, bouncer from wide of the crease, but angled down too much, and Dhoni ducks out of the way easily

56.2

Lee to Dhoni, 1 run, that's high into the ribs, Dhoni is on his toes, and turns it down to fine leg

56.4

Lee to Dhoni, 1 leg bye, slower ball, but misdirected again, down the pads, deceives Dhoni, but still concedes a leg-bye

56.6

Lee to Dhoni, no run, a very short bouncer, it's well directed but ends up a bit oo high, Dhoni sways out of the way and sees it into Haddin's gloves

India 174/5   MS Dhoni 4* (27b)

57.3

Clarke to Dhoni, no run, flatter, straighter, Dhoni leaps out of the crease and pads it away

57.4

Clarke to Dhoni, no run, flat and down the leg side, well done by Haddin to collect it

57.5

Clarke to Dhoni, no run, flighted, around the off-stump line, and played into the covers

57.6

Clarke to Dhoni, no run, angled into the pads, and played safely to the leg

India 175/5   MS Dhoni 4* (31b)

59.2

Clarke to Dhoni, 1 run, full-pitched, Dhoni gets stuck into it, but can't place it, just wide of mid-off, and a single

India 178/5   MS Dhoni 5* (32b)

60.1

White to Dhoni, no run, short, but too straight to cut, played to Ponting at cover

60.2

White to Dhoni, no run, extra bounce there, from good length, played back to bowler

60.3

White to Dhoni, no run, that's a close leave, leaves alone the topspinner, which just misses the off stump

60.4

White to Dhoni, 1 run, rare, rare, Ponting misfields, cut straight to him at cover, and he lets it go through his legs

60.6

White to Dhoni, no run, another topspinner, but this is too wide, and is left alone

India 180/5   MS Dhoni 6* (37b)

61.5

Clarke to Dhoni, no run, full again, driven away to mid-off, no run

61.6

Clarke to Dhoni, no run, on the stumps, no room to drive, but Dhoni gets his leg out of the way, and defends

India 181/5   MS Dhoni 6* (39b)

62.3

White to Dhoni, no run, flighted outside off, Dhoni looks for booming drive, but doesn't connect

62.4

White to Dhoni, no run, nice legbreak, good length, and Dhoni plays it back to bowler

62.5

White to Dhoni, 1 run, short and wide, and cut away to sweeper cover

India 183/5   MS Dhoni 7* (42b)

63.3

Clarke to Dhoni, 1 run, another sharp single, just dropped towards point, and the batsmen are alert

63.5

Clarke to Dhoni, no run, full, just outside off, and played gently to short cover

63.6

Clarke to Dhoni, no run, a possible sharp single turned down, Dhoni had played it softly towards midwicket, but Ganguly thought there was danger in this one

India 189/5   MS Dhoni 8* (45b)

64.5

White to Dhoni, no run, flatter, on the leg stump, turning away a bit, and defended back by Dhoni

64.6

White to Dhoni, 1 run, close again, straighter one again, just outside off stump, and Dhoni plays for the turn, in front of his body, gets an inside edge that falls just wide of the forward shortleg

India 195/5   MS Dhoni 9* (47b)

65.1

Clarke to Dhoni, no run, flatter, nito the pads, Dhoni leaps out and pads it away

65.2

Clarke to Dhoni, no run, on the stumps, full, and defended with an open face

65.3

Clarke to Dhoni, no run, almost a yorker, fired into the pads

65.4

Clarke to Dhoni, OUT, Pup has done an Indian again, this one is slower, on the stumps, and turns away just enough to beat the slightly open face of Dhoni's bat, and take the off stump. What a player, Clarke, fails with the bat, and contributes with the ball

MS Dhoni b Clarke 9 (65m 51b 0x4 0x6) SR: 17.64

India 195/6   MS Dhoni 9 (51b)
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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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