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)
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78.5

Harbhajan Singh to Clarke, no run, full on middle and leg and he defends it back

78.6

Harbhajan Singh to Clarke, no run, flat on the stumps and he defends it back to Harbhajan

Australia 226/3   MJ Clarke 0* (2b)
79.6

Sehwag to Clarke, 1 no ball, oversteps, Clarke strides in and defends it to short leg

79.6

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, flighted wide, real slow, and Clarke reaches out and mistimes it

Australia 228/3   MJ Clarke 0* (4b)
80.6

Harbhajan Singh to Clarke, no run, slow one on middle and off, Clarke gets in and defends

Australia 231/3   MJ Clarke 0* (5b)
81.3

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, flighted on middle and leg and Clarke defends

81.4

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, full and slow, getting Clarke stretching forward to defend

81.5

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, and again, he smothers the spin with a good stride in

81.6

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, flatter ball, turned to Gambhir at short leg, who is sharp to react

Australia 232/3   MJ Clarke 0* (9b)
83.1

Kumble to Clarke, no run, short and flat and Clarke mistimes the shot back to Kumble

83.2

Kumble to Clarke, FOUR, thats a rubbish ball, a half-tracker sliding down leg stump and Clarke heaves it past square leg for the first boundary in over 11 overs

83.3

Kumble to Clarke, FOUR, more rubbish from Kumble, a rank short ball outside off stump this time and Clarke slaps it off the back foot past Ishant in the covers, firm shot

83.4

Kumble to Clarke, 1 run, full now, slower through the air, he uses his feet to drive to cover

Australia 241/3   MJ Clarke 9* (13b 2x4)
84.1

Harbhajan Singh to Clarke, no run, fast, real fast, sliding down leg stump and Dhoni does well to collect

84.2

Harbhajan Singh to Clarke, no run, top spin, slower through the air, defended to silly point

84.3

Harbhajan Singh to Clarke, no run, well bowled, spinning into Clarke, who defends with an inside edge

84.4

Harbhajan Singh to Clarke, no run, spins in but he gets a real stride in and defends

84.5

Harbhajan Singh to Clarke, no run, slower again, decent drift attempted, defended to silly point

84.6

Harbhajan Singh to Clarke, no run, top over, hitting all the right areas and getting Clarke to feel for it and defend to silly point ... a couple of those deliveries kicked and hit the bat high on the blade

Australia 245/3   MJ Clarke 9* (19b 2x4)
85.4

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, tosses it wide and Clarke stretches forward in defence

85.5

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, flatter one, again a good step forward before he blocks it out

85.6

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, gets forward and defends this one patiently as well

Australia 246/3   MJ Clarke 9* (22b 2x4)
87.1

Khan to Clarke, 1 run, bowled from around the stumps, too straight, worked off the hips for one

Australia 247/3   MJ Clarke 10* (23b 2x4)
88.4

Sharma to Clarke, no run, short one, dug in outside off, Clarke drops the hands and leaves

88.5

Sharma to Clarke, no run, good ball, straightening off a length just around off, Clarke leaves

88.6

Sharma to Clarke, 1 run, good length, pushed back past Ishant for a harried single

Australia 254/3   MJ Clarke 11* (26b 2x4)
89.1

Khan to Clarke, no run, too wide, spraying away after pitching, plenty of movement

89.2

Khan to Clarke, OUT, and there's one for Zaheer in the last over of the day as well! Zaheer bowls this on a great length, pitching on leg stump, Clarke is late to get the bat down and gets struck flush in front, Zaheer asks the question very confidently and Koerzten slowly lifts his finger

MJ Clarke lbw b Khan 11 (39m 28b 2x4 0x6) SR: 39.28

Australia 254/4   MJ Clarke 11 (28b 2x4)
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Hours of play (local time) 09.30 start, Lunch 11.30-12.10, Tea 14.10-14.30, Close 16.30

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