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
15.1

Watson to Sehwag, no run, first ball from Watson is sharp and accurate, Sehwag defends with an open face, and looks for a sharp single, but is sent back by Gambhir

15.2

Watson to Sehwag, no run, a bit wider, coming in a touch, Sehwag looks for the square-drive, but can't get past Hussey at point

15.3

Watson to Sehwag, no run, angling down the leg side, Sehwag looks for a glance, but misses it

15.4

Watson to Sehwag, 1 run, down the legs again, easy pickings, as it is flicked away towards backward square leg

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   SR Watson 1-0-1-0
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   SR Watson 2-1-1-0
31.1

Watson to Dravid, 1 run, on the pads, on a length, and Dravid guides it to long leg for an easy single

31.2

Watson to Laxman, no run, again going down the leg side, good take by Haddin

31.3

Watson to Laxman, no run, radar is gone wrong, down the leg side again, and Haddin is getting a nice workout; he's doing well, though

31.4

Watson to Laxman, no run, was that reverse-swing? full, swinging in late, but not alarmingly, and Laxman drives it back to Watson

31.5

Watson to Laxman, no run, this one swung in too, going down the leg, but it's reversing, and Watson needs to be accurate

31.6

Watson to Laxman, no run, better line this time, making Laxman play, who finds the gap between silly mid-on and short midwicket, but there is an orthodox mid-on wiating behind. What a fortress

India 105/3   SR Watson 3-1-2-0
33.1

Watson to Dravid, no run, on the pads, and flicked to square leg

33.2

Watson to Dravid, no run, Watson is down the leg side again, and is left alone

33.3

Watson to Dravid, no run, accurate this time, on a length, on the off and middle, and Dravid plays it back to Watson

33.4

Watson to Dravid, no run, short of length, outside off, Dravid goes back to cut, but can't find the gap

33.5

Watson to Dravid, no run, accurate, on a length, Dravid goes back and defends to silly mid-on

33.6

Watson to Dravid, 1 run, getting towards the ribs this time, but Dravid is on his toes, and plays it towards fine leg

India 107/4   SR Watson 4-1-3-0
35.1

Watson to Ganguly, 1 no ball, Watson, round the wicket, too wide, and Ganguly doesn't need to play at it

35.1

Watson to Ganguly, no run

35.2

Watson to Ganguly, no run, wide, short, and cut away, but can't find the gap there. Perhaps too wide to be playing at, at this point of time

35.3

Watson to Ganguly, no run, wide again, and short, and Ganguly reaches out for the cut, timing and placement are not great, though

35.4

Watson to Ganguly, no run, wide, but fuller, and defended

35.5

Watson to Ganguly, no run, wide and short again, and this time Ganguly lets it go

35.6

Watson to Ganguly, no run, fuller, on target, and defended pat back to the bowler

India 110/4   SR Watson 5-1-4-0
37.1

Watson to Ganguly, no run, wide again, angling in, and Ganguly lets it go

37.2

Watson to Ganguly, (no ball) FOUR, uppish cut here, don't think he heard the no-ball call before going for it, but it was wide and he flashed hard at it, the thickish edge goes wide of second slip

37.2

Watson to Ganguly, no run, left alone this time, it was wide and short, but Ganguly doesn't go for the shot

37.3

Watson to Ganguly, 2 runs, vintage Ganguly there, opens the face just a bit, sqaure drive finds the gap between gully and point who are standing almost next to each other. Hussey dives desperately to save the boundary, and the batsmen have taken two only. Vintage Ganguly again

37.4

Watson to Ganguly, no run, tries the bouncer, but Ganguly sees it early, and ducks early too

37.5

Watson to Ganguly, no run, wide, moving away a bit, and Ganguly shoulders arms

37.6

Watson to Ganguly, no run, straighter this time from Watson, it's better stuff, on a length, around off stump, and makes Ganguly play, who defends it off the back foot

India 117/4   SR Watson 6-1-11-0
39.1

Watson to Ganguly, no run, Watson find accuracy at last, this one starts just outside off, goes in with the arm, and also bounces more than expected. Ganguly misses it and takes a blow around the waist

39.2

Watson to Ganguly, no run, wider, straightening, and staying low, but Ganguly is right forward to counter any variable bounce

39.3

Watson to Ganguly, no run, moving in again, staying a touch low again, Ganguly gets the bat down in time, and plays it to mid-off

39.4

Watson to Ganguly, no run, misunderstanding again, Ganguly opens the face and plays it square, and wants a single instantly, but Dravid is clear in his loud shouts of "no, no". Behind square, non-striker's call

39.5

Watson to Ganguly, no run, wide and full, and Ganguly lets that one go

39.6

Watson to Ganguly, no run, angling in to the pads, and Ganguly looks to turn it around the corner, but it is slower than expected, and hence goes towards short midwicket

India 125/4   SR Watson 7-2-11-0
43.1

Watson to Dravid, 2 runs, ill directed again, swinging in put to striahgt, Dravid gets his front leg out of the way, and and find a gap in the fortress that the leg-side field is

43.2

Watson to Dravid, no run, wide this time, and Dravid has no intentions of playing at it

43.3

Watson to Dravid, no run, almost a reverse-swinging yorker, Dravid falls over, but manages to keep it out and play to midwicket

43.4

Watson to Dravid, no run, this one is shorter, and around the off-stump line, defended back to the bowler

43.5

Watson to Dravid, FOUR, this one swung away for a change, and is too full, Dravid is on to it, and square-drives it to the point region, the field is strong on the leg side, so it's an easy boundary

43.6

Watson to Dravid, 1 leg bye, Dravid will feel he has missed out on this, it was down the legs, and Dravid looked to glance it fine, but missed it, still it went fine off the pad, and Haddin got a hand to it

India 141/4   SR Watson 8-2-17-0
45.1

Watson to Ganguly, 1 no ball, starts wide from round the stumps, straightens a bit, and Ganguly can let it go without thinking twice. Big no-ball too

45.1

Watson to Ganguly, no run, wide again, angling in, but not enough to make Ganguly consider playing at that

45.2

Watson to Ganguly, no run, more accurate this time, making Ganguly play around the off stump, played with an open face into the covers

45.3

Watson to Ganguly, 1 run, wide, and full, Ganguly is onto the drive in a flash, but the sweeper cover is in place

45.4

Watson to Dravid, 1 run, swinging in, onto the pads, and whipped away towards backward square leg

45.5

Watson to Ganguly, no run, digs it in short, around the off-stump line, but Ganguly is up on his toes, and plays it down

45.6

Watson to Ganguly, no run, wide, short, there for the cut, Ganguly goes for it, but can't pierce the two gullies in place

India 144/4   SR Watson 9-2-20-0
47.1

Watson to Dravid, no run, swinging in and late, Dravid looks for the whip again, and gets an inside edge onto the pad. Watson nips his appeal in the bud

47.2

Watson to Dravid, no run, reverse-swing again, and Dravid clears his front leg and plays it back to the bowler

47.3

Watson to Dravid, no run, this one held its line, Dravid is watchful enough to open the face just outside the off stump, looks for the quick single, but decides against it

47.4

Watson to Dravid, FOUR, nice. Dug in short, doesn't rise enough, and is on his pads, Dravid says, 'thank you every much', and helps it away fine

47.5

Watson to Dravid, no run, having got his boundary, back to defending when Watson is accurate, it's on the length, on the off, and Dravid's front foot is down and he plays it down

47.6

Watson to Dravid, no run, slower ball, deceives Dravid who is looking to play it to leg, but it's going down, and another appeal is nipped in the bud

India 151/4   SR Watson 10-2-24-0
49.1

Watson to Dravid, no run, dug in short, but the bounce is not disconcerting as Dravid defends it outside the off stump

49.2

Watson to Dravid, no run, he's itching to get the single, played straight to Clarke at point, and sent back by Ganguly

49.3

Watson to Dravid, 2 runs, on the pads again, and whipped away to backward square leg, getting to his second half-century at his home ground, received by a huge applause

49.4

Watson to Dravid, no run, swinging in, leg cleared away and defended

49.5

Watson to Dravid, OUT, Dravid is not happy at all, this one swung in, looked pretty plumb, but was mighty close to the inside edge. The bat hit the pad just before the all three - bat, ball and pad - came in close proximity to each other. Rauf lifted his finger right away, but Dravid looked disappointed. The replays suggested it might just have been pad first

R Dravid lbw b Watson 51 (149m 104b 7x4 0x6) SR: 49.03

49.6

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

India 155/5   SR Watson 11-2-26-1
51.1

Watson to Ganguly, no run, ah, a bouncer now that surprises Ganguly, Watson runs in from around the stumps and drops it short, Ganguly takes his eyes off the ball and fends at it, taking a hand off the handle, and the ball lobs to the off side

51.2

Watson to Ganguly, no run, full outside off stump and he leaves it alone

51.3

Watson to Ganguly, no run, full again, too wide, and Ganguly can leave those all day

51.4

Watson to Ganguly, 1 run, slides down the pads and he helps it to Lee at fine leg

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   SR Watson 12-2-28-1
95.1

Watson to Harbhajan Singh, no run, pitched up delivery, but slower, and Harbhajan is early into the shot, but the mid-off is too deep to catch it

95.2

Watson to Harbhajan Singh, no run, just short of a length, Harbhajan goes back and across, and presents the full face of the bat

95.3

Watson to Harbhajan Singh, 1 bye, Haddin must be cursing the pitch, slower ball, wide, left alone by Harbhajan, it bounces well in front of Haddin and then off-breaks. Nothing the poor keeper can do about it

95.4

Watson to Khan, no run, full and wide, and played straight down to mid-off

95.5

Watson to Khan, FOUR, What a shot! looking for a bouncer, but it sits up wide of off stump, and Zaheer upper-cuts it in front of square

95.6

Watson to Khan, FOUR, Zaheer is on fire, this is a length ball, Zaheer is down on a knee, and slogs it straight down the ground

India 307/7   SR Watson 13-2-36-1
97.1

Watson to Khan, no run, attempted bouncer again, but again it stays low, waist high, and is played down to short midwicket

97.2

Watson to Khan, 1 run, again tires a bouncer, at 134.7, Zaheer bends the knee a little, and plays it from in front of his, and steers it to thirdman

97.3

Watson to Harbhajan Singh, no run, just short of a length, on the off-stump line, and defended into the covers

97.4

Watson to Harbhajan Singh, no run, Watson nearly gets him there, short, on off stump, Harbhajan goes for the cut, and misses; it was too close to cut

97.5

Watson to Harbhajan Singh, no run, trying to bounce again, and it's too short, and Harbhajan ducks comfortably

97.6

Watson to Harbhajan Singh, no run, fuller, within stumps, and Harbhajan defends watchfully

India 310/7   SR Watson 14-2-37-1
99.1

Watson to Harbhajan Singh, no run, better length from Watson, this was fuller, and beat Harbhajan's defence, but going down the legs

99.2

Watson to Harbhajan Singh, no run, walks down the track again, Watson shortens his length, and Harbhajan manages to play it towards short midwicket

99.3

Watson to Harbhajan Singh, OUT, finally Watson strikes, this was short, and had some extra bounce, it gave Harbhajan some width, and he freed his arm, but the extra bounce took the thin top edge. Top knock from Harbhajan, the top score in this innings

Harbhajan Singh c †Haddin b Watson 54 (146m 110b 5x4 0x6) SR: 49.09

99.4

Watson to Kumble, no run, just short of good length, around the off stump, and Kumble defends watchfully

99.5

Watson to Kumble, no run, well done Haddin again, this was down the leg side, shot along the ground, and then bounced uglily just before Haddin who somehow collected it cleanly

99.6

Watson to Kumble, no run, a length ball, angling into the pads, and that ends a wicket maiden

India 312/8   SR Watson 15-3-37-2
111.1

Watson to Kumble, 1 run, and a n edge straight away, pitched on the off, holding its line, Kumble plays at it, and expertly edges between slip and gully

111.2

Watson to Khan, no run, slower ball, 111.9ks, but too full, and played back easily

111.3

Watson to Khan, no run, some inwards movement, seaming from a length, but going down the pads, and won't trouble Zaheer

111.4

Watson to Khan, 1 run, and again, getting the movement from a length, but too much into pads, and Zaheer takes an easy single to backward square leg

111.5

Watson to Kumble, no run, sharp movement, from off-stump line, and rapping Kumble on the pads, but going down clearly, hence just a subdued appeal

111.6

Watson to Kumble, OUT, finally Aussies break through, there's late swing, fuller than just good length, and swinging in late, Kumble is caught on the crease. Rauf has no doubt about this one, the only doubt could have been about the inside edge, but it hit the pad first and the bat second

A Kumble lbw b Watson 5 (57m 33b 0x4 0x6) SR: 15.15

India 343/9   SR Watson 16-3-39-3
113.1

Watson to Sharma, no run, pitches outside off, on a length, and seams in, beats the bat, and passes very close to the off stump

113.2

Watson to Sharma, no run, there's the late inswinger, on target, but Ishant does well to keep it out, plays it to Ponting at midwicket, who knocks out the stumps at non-striker's end, and has an exchange with Zaheer that looked amusing

113.3

Watson to Sharma, no run, swinging in, but going down the leg side, and Ishant doesn't have to do much

113.4

Watson to Sharma, no run, dug in this time, rises up chest-high for a normal batsman, but Ishant is tall and keeps it down easily

113.5

Watson to Sharma, FOUR, expertly edged again, Aussies will be frustrated, full, holding its line this time, as opposed to the inwards movement, gets an edge, that goes between Haddin and Hayden, what's more all along the ground. Idea shot!

113.6

Watson to Sharma, no run, full, straight, on the stumps, played back to Watson

India 349/9   SR Watson 17-3-43-3
115.1

Watson to Sharma, 4 leg byes, nice bouncer, gets into Ishant's face, but Ishant still manages to get his helmet onto it, and get four leg-byes. That's 50 extras in the innings

115.2

Watson to Sharma, no run, another bouncer, but ill directed, and Ishant ducks easily

115.3

Watson to Sharma, no run, that was the ball, full, swinging in, but Ishant is down in time, and plays it towards mid-on

115.4

Watson to Sharma, no run, another accurate delivery, length ball, seaming in towards off stump, and kept out by Ishant

115.5

Watson to Sharma, no run, short, into the ribs, Ishant does well to keep it out. But where is the short leg?

115.6

Watson to Sharma, no run, wide, left alone, bounces well in front of Haddin who haddin't a chance of collecting it cleanly. But the batsmen choose not to run off the misfield

India 355/9   SR Watson 18-4-43-3
117.1

Watson to Khan, no run, full on the stumps, and solid defence, just to rub some more salt

117.2

Watson to Khan, 1 run, short, outside off, and steered away to thirdman

117.3

Watson to Sharma, no run, on the target again, keeping low a bit, Ishant bends down low, and plays it straight back, Watson is testing the batsmen consistently

117.4

Watson to Sharma, no run, wide for a change, and Ishant lets that one go, and it bounces well in front of Haddin who does well again

117.5

Watson to Sharma, 1 run, good line again, just short of length around off stump, holding its line, taking the edge, and as usual going all along the ground to thirdman

117.6

Watson to Khan, no run, length delivery, outside off, and played straight back

India 360/9   SR Watson 19-4-45-3
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