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
0.1

Lee to Gambhir, no run, swing first up, 144ks, pitching outside leg and carrying on down sharply, forcing Haddin to dive across and collect the ball neatly

0.2

Lee to Gambhir, no run, another neat take from Haddin after Lee pitches full outside leg stump and Gambhir cannot make contact with the bat

0.3

Lee to Gambhir, 4 byes, first runs as Lee sprays his third ball in a row down the leg side, this one very wide and it beats a tumbling Haddin as well

0.4

Lee to Gambhir, no run, four in a row, outside leg stump, Gambhir cant connect

0.5

Lee to Gambhir, 2 runs, oh, full this time on middle and off and Gambhir drives, bat turning in his hand, and squirting the ball past midwicket for the first runs off the bat

0.6

Lee to Gambhir, no run, nips back in off a length, quick delivery, Gambhir shapes to tuck if off the hips but takes it in the midriff

India 6/0   G Gambhir 2* (6b)
2.1

Lee to Gambhir, no run, good length on off stump, Gambhir comes forward and tries a tip-and-run to the off side but Lee hurtles in and Sehwag sends him back

2.2

Lee to Gambhir, no run, tight line, a length ball on middle and off and he defends it

2.3

Lee to Gambhir, no run, good length, pushed across outside off, Gambhir leaves well

2.4

Lee to Gambhir, no run, good length again, angling away, and he leaves it be

2.5

Lee to Gambhir, no run, pitches on leg, Gambhir turns it straight to midwicket

2.6

Lee to Gambhir, no run, tidy stuff from Lee, not giving Gambhir any room, thats a length ball on leg stump and again he shuffles and works it straight to midwicket

India 10/0   G Gambhir 2* (12b)
3.3

Clark to Gambhir, no run, good length ball deviates away and Gambhir shoulders arms

3.4

Clark to Gambhir, no run, loud shout after Clark pitches fractionally outside leg stump and the ball stays low to hit Gambhir on the knee roll, there's noise too and it was a thin inside edge that saved Gambhir on that occasion

3.5

Clark to Gambhir, no run, shapes away off a length, Gambhir leaves confidently

3.6

Clark to Gambhir, FOUR, bread and butter for Gambhir, a half-volley on leg stump, flicked past midwicket with ease

India 15/0   G Gambhir 6* (16b 1x4)
4.4

Lee to Gambhir, no run, gets forward and dabs a length ball to Clarke at cover-point

4.5

Lee to Gambhir, 1 run, full outside leg stump and turned past square leg for one

India 19/0   G Gambhir 7* (18b 1x4)
5.1

Clark to Gambhir, no run, seems he's still in one-mode, shuffling forward and attempting another tip-and-run to cover-point, but he drops it at his feet and Clark runs in

5.2

Clark to Gambhir, 1 run, now he gets it, striding forward and dropping the ball in front of Clarke at cover-point, Sehwag responds to the call and gets between the ball and the stumps and cops the ball on his body after Clarke releases

India 20/0   G Gambhir 8* (20b 1x4)
6.1

Lee to Gambhir, no run, short ball gets Gambhir onto his toes, defending it back to Lee

6.2

Lee to Gambhir, 1 run, a tad fuller, he stretches forward and drives sluggishly towards mid-off, Johnson runs and underarms it but misses the stumps and collides with Gambhir

6.4

Lee to Gambhir, no run, back of a length, going away, he leaves it be watchfully

6.5

Lee to Gambhir, 1 no ball, oversteps, bowls it short on leg stump, Gambhir shuffles and works the ball to midwicket

6.5

Lee to Gambhir, no run, fuller, pitches wide and comes in, he gets in and leaves it be

6.6

Lee to Gambhir, no run, lunges at this one and inside-edges towards the leg side

India 27/0   G Gambhir 9* (26b 1x4)
8.1

Lee to Gambhir, 1 run, another risky single, Gambhir forward and nudging into the off side, Lee sprints across, picks the ball up and throws it back to the nonstriker's end but misses

India 36/0   G Gambhir 10* (27b 1x4)
9.1

Clark to Gambhir, no run, good length, going away from Gambhir, who leaves

9.2

Clark to Gambhir, no run, takes a few steps down but ends up defending it back

9.3

Clark to Gambhir, no run, back of a length, Gambhir dabs it right to backward point

9.4

Clark to Gambhir, no run, shuffles across the stumps, standing outside his crease, and tucks a short ball straight to midwicket

9.5

Clark to Gambhir, no run, fuller length outside off and he shoulders arms this time

9.6

Clark to Gambhir, no run, beaten by the shape on this occasion, pushing at one that goes on

India 38/0   G Gambhir 10* (33b 1x4)
10.3

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, length ball on middle and leg, Gambhir turns it away to leg

10.4

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, slides down leg stump, kisses his thigh pad, Haddin takes

10.5

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, short of a length on middle and leg, turned wide of midwicket

10.6

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, fuller, just, and Gambhir plays it to midwicket

India 39/0   G Gambhir 10* (37b 1x4)
11.3

Clark to Gambhir, no run, probing delivery, starting on the off stump, off-cutting, Gambhir pokes at it, but luckily for him doesn't edge it

11.4

Clark to Gambhir, no run, that's an interrogation going on, Clark bowls a superb length, inviting another poke from Gambhir and beats him the slight away movement. What he'd do for an edge

11.5

Clark to Gambhir, no run, down the leg side, lets up the pressure a bit

11.6

Clark to Gambhir, no run, on the target again, Gambhir manages to get the middle of the bat this time, and defends

India 40/0   G Gambhir 10* (41b 1x4)
12.3

Johnson to Gambhir, FOUR, Shot! Angling in to the legs, Gambhir just turns his wrist over it, times it sweetly, and finds the gap between three men on the leg side

12.4

Johnson to Gambhir, 1 run, fuller and driven to just wide of mid-off

12.6

Johnson to Gambhir, FOUR, lovely hands! Fuller than good length, wide outside off, and Gambhir just opens the face to guide it between slips and gully

India 51/0   G Gambhir 19* (44b 3x4)
13.6

Clark to Gambhir, no run, starts off wide, angling in, but not enough to make Gambhir play

India 56/0   G Gambhir 19* (45b 3x4)
15.5

Watson to Gambhir, no run, wide, angling away, and left alone

15.6

Watson to Gambhir, no run, pitches in his own half, looking for some bounce, but gets none. Haddin collects it ankle-high

India 58/0   G Gambhir 19* (47b 3x4)
16.4

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, Gambhir looks to walk down the pitch, this one keeps low and beats his bat. Lucky for Gambhir that it was not straight, and was wide of off

16.5

Johnson to Gambhir, 1 run, angling in to the pads, and worked away towards fine leg

India 64/0   G Gambhir 20* (49b 3x4)
17.1

Watson to Gambhir, no run, starts wide, angles away, and Gambhir lets it go

17.2

Watson to Gambhir, no run, left alone again, but this one was much closer

17.3

Watson to Gambhir, no run, full on off stump, driven down to mid-off

17.4

Watson to Gambhir, no run, full on the stumps, defended around the pad

17.5

Watson to Gambhir, no run, wide outside off stump, left alone

17.6

Watson to Gambhir, no run, wide, and Gambhir doesn't want to have anything to do with it

India 68/0   G Gambhir 20* (55b 3x4)
18.3

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, on the mark, a good length, Gambhir's feet start working well on his first delivery and he defends positively

18.4

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, pacier delivery, short and angling away and he leaves

18.5

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, swings down sharply and past leg stump, 144ks, Gambhir cant touch it and Haddin pulls off a great dive to his right, really acrobatic stuff that

18.6

Johnson to Gambhir, 1 run, straighter one, clipped out to White at deep midwicket

India 70/0   G Gambhir 21* (59b 3x4)
19.1

Lee to Gambhir, no run, attempted yorker from around the stumps, no real swing, Gambhir uses his feet and works the ball with the angle to midwicket

19.2

Lee to Gambhir, OUT, and he's nailed him second ball! A quick delivery, and very accurate, good length and swinging in from just outside off, good angle there from Lee, Gambhir shapes to work it away towards leg but is early into the shot, the ball straightens and traps him in front and Lee knows he's got his man ... and early success for Australia on day three and India lose their first wicket

G Gambhir lbw b Lee 21 (96m 61b 3x4 0x6) SR: 34.42

India 70/1   G Gambhir 21 (61b 3x4)
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