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

41.1

White to Dravid, 2 runs, his first ball in Test cricket is a short, very short, loosener, what saves him is it stays low, but Dravid still manages to whip it to square leg

41.2

White to Dravid, no run, fuller this time, Dravid is on back foot, and realises it is too full to cut, and just defends it

41.3

White to Dravid, FOUR, on a length, it turned and bounce, wasn't short enough to cut, but Dravid is rocked back, and cuts it, good shot

41.4

White to Dravid, 1 run, on the pads this time, and turned around the corner

41.5

White to Ganguly, no run, fuller, flighted a bit, and on the stumps, and defended

41.6

White to Ganguly, no run, almost a return catch, full on the off stump, Ganguly closes the face early, and the leading edge falls a bit too wide of White

India 133/4   CL White 1-0-7-0

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

60.5

White to Ganguly, 1 run, short and wide, and cut away to the sweeper

60.6

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

India 180/5   CL White 2-0-9-0

62.1

White to Ganguly, no run, dipping, Ganguly looking to step down, is beaten in the flight, loses his footing, and somehow gets his pad into the way. Even looks for a single, but Rudi is alert, and doesn't allow it

62.2

White to Ganguly, 1 leg bye, shout, optimistic, fulltoss, outside leg

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

62.6

White to Ganguly, 1 run, edged, and wide of slip, this was a topspinner, around off stump, and Ganguly plays for legbreak, but this is straight, edged, but safe

India 184/5   CL White 3-0-11-0

64.1

White to Ganguly, FOUR, swept away fine, full and outside leg, and paddled away. First boundary for nine overs

64.2

White to Ganguly, no run, better line this time, and played back to the bowler

64.3

White to Ganguly, no run, another toppie, Ganguly looks to close the face, with the turn, but gets a leading edge, but this one doesn't go in the air

64.4

White to Ganguly, 1 run, short and wide again, and cut away to left of point for a single

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   CL White 4-0-17-0

66.1

White to Ganguly, no run, flighted, straight, Ganguly is on the front foot to defend it

66.2

White to Ganguly, no run, full, outside off, Ganguly plays with open face into covers

66.3

White to Ganguly, no run, outside leg again, but dipping sharply, so Ganguly doesn't go for a shot

66.4

White to Ganguly, no run, straight, and spinning down the leg, and Ganguly pads it away

66.5

White to Ganguly, no run, nice on the target, not spinning much, and Ganguly plays it back to the bowler

66.6

White to Ganguly, no run, outside leg, full, and left alone by Ganguly, another good take by Haddin

India 195/6   CL White 5-1-17-0

68.1

White to Ganguly, 1 run, on the pads, turned away for a single

68.2

White to Harbhajan Singh, FOUR, flighted, outside off, Harbhajan clobbers it across the line, over the infield, towards midwicket

68.3

White to Harbhajan Singh, no run, straighter this time, Harbhajan plays it with soft hands

68.4

White to Harbhajan Singh, no run, wide outside off stump, Harbhajan thinks of going for the drive, but pulls out

68.5

White to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, flat, on the pads, turned away fine by Harbhajan, looks for two but Ganguly refuses

68.6

White to Ganguly, no run, full, just outside off stump, Ganguly defends it with a big stride forward

India 207/6   CL White 6-1-23-0

70.1

White to Ganguly, 1 run, short and on the middle stump, Ganguly pulls it ferociously, but Lee is there at three-quarters at mid-on

70.2

White to Harbhajan Singh, no run, fell short just outside off, Harbhajan looks to drive, but this one hold up, and is looped towards Ponting at cover, but falls short

70.3

White to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, it is fuller this time, Harbhajan manages to drive this time to sweper cover

70.4

White to Ganguly, no run, played back to bowler

70.5

White to Ganguly, 1 run, swept away to fine leg, this one was on leg stump again

70.6

White to Harbhajan Singh, no run, on the stumps, and played back to the bowler

India 210/6   CL White 7-1-26-0

72.1

White to Harbhajan Singh, no run, flighted, Harbhajan goes for a big drive, but this one doesn't turn enough, and takes the inside half of the bat

72.2

White to Harbhajan Singh, 2 runs, overpitched, nice juicy, drive-me delivery, Harbhajan does that and also hits wide of the sweeper cover, Lee

72.3

White to Harbhajan Singh, no run, shorter, flatter, straighter, and played back to the bowler

72.4

White to Harbhajan Singh, 1 leg bye, outside leg, going away with the angle, beats Haddin too

72.5

White to Ganguly, no run, another flighted delivery, Ganguly is on the front foot to defend it

72.6

White to Ganguly, 1 run, run off a misfield, it was short and cut away towards point, where Johnson fumbled, Harbhajan was alert and called Ganguly over for a run. Ganguly collided with White at the non-striker's end too. White will now know it can never get disappointing enough

India 218/6   CL White 8-1-29-0

74.1

White to Ganguly, no run, pushed through, and played with an open face

74.2

White to Ganguly, no run, big optimistic shout by Haddin, more out of having collected this way outside leg than conviction of an edge

74.3

White to Ganguly, no run, pushed through again, and defended in front of pad

74.4

White to Ganguly, 1 run, flighted on the pads, and played away nicely to wide of the three-quarter mid-on

74.5

White to Harbhajan Singh, no run, toppie, going down the leg, and a needless shout for a bat-pad ensues too

74.6

White to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, wide and short, and Harbhajan cuts it away with ease

India 223/6   CL White 9-1-31-0

76.1

White to Ganguly, 1 run, short and wide, and cut away with ease

76.2

White to Harbhajan Singh, no run, full, straight, and hit back to the bowler

76.3

White to Harbhajan Singh, no run, full, and patted back down the pitch

76.4

White to Harbhajan Singh, 2 runs, wide down the leg side again by White, and Harbhajan goes for the paddle again

76.5

White to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, wide, short, cut away, Harbhajan is batting sensibly, and he is also getting fed loose balls

76.6

White to Ganguly, 2 runs, wide, short, Ganguly waits a fraction more, and cuts it squarer that he has been doing, and the placement earns him an extra run

India 231/6   CL White 10-1-37-0

78.1

White to Khan, no run, quicker one slides into the pads, worked to Katich at short leg

78.2

White to Khan, no run, slowly tossed up wide outside off, stays low, cuts and misses

78.3

White to Khan, no run, beaten by a sharp ripper, pitching around off stump and the leg break fizzes away from Zaheer's forward prod, sits up and surprises Haddin as well

78.4

White to Khan, no run, flat and short, he gets tall and defends it down safely

78.5

White to Khan, no run, tossed up on leg stump, Zaheer thrusts forward and defends, no bat on that one but the ball balloons up to Katich at short leg, who appeals

78.6

White to Khan, no run, slow on leg stump, defended to short leg

India 233/7   CL White 11-2-37-0

80.1

White to Harbhajan Singh, no run, this one kicked a bit, from a good length, but Harbhajan negotiates it with soft hands

80.2

White to Harbhajan Singh, no run, straighter one again, beats Harbhajan, and the ball goes off the pad to Hayden at slip

80.3

White to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, wide and overpitched, driven away square

80.4

White to Khan, no run, down the leg side again, White may have been tidy when it comes to figures, but he hasn't played the batsmen play enough

80.5

White to Khan, no run, flighted outside off, and defended away to cover

80.6

White to Khan, no run, another straighter one, but going down the leg again

India 235/7   CL White 12-2-38-0

82.1

White to Khan, no run, full, flighted, but down the leg side, Zaheer pads it out

82.2

White to Khan, 1 run, full, on stumps, Zaheer hangs out his bat in front of the pad, and gets an inside edge through to short fine leg

82.3

White to Harbhajan Singh, no run, sliding down the leg in the air, and then breaks away after pitching, Harbhajan plays it back to him

82.4

White to Harbhajan Singh, no run, too full again, on the off, and defended easily

82.5

White to Harbhajan Singh, no run, short and Harbhajan looks for the cut, but it's too close, and hence there isn't enough power in the shot

82.6

White to Harbhajan Singh, 4 byes, bonus runs, short and wide down the leg side, Harbhajan tries to get a touch, Haddin tries to reach it, and both fail, as it goes uninterrupted for four byes

India 244/7   CL White 13-2-39-0
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150
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