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

17.1

Kumble to Katich, 2 runs, starts off by drifting one down leg stump and Katich flicks it past short leg, then notices the fielder giving chase is Ganguly and easily comes back for the second

17.2

Kumble to Katich, 1 run, wrong line again, on the pads and Katich nudges past midwicket

17.3

Kumble to Ponting, no run, well bowled, drifting it into the stumps and Ponting gets forward to defend

17.4

Kumble to Ponting, no run, a touch quicker, he gets forward and drives it to point

17.5

Kumble to Ponting, 2 runs, thats flat but down leg, stays low too and Ponting manages to get bat on it, tickling it down to fine leg and thats also Australia's 50 up on the board

17.6

Kumble to Ponting, no run, good ball to end the over, straighter one on middle and leg and Ponting drops his head and defends it back to India's captain

Australia 50/1   A Kumble 1-0-5-0

19.1

Kumble to Ponting, no run, flat outside off stump, Ponting defends to the man at point

19.2

Kumble to Ponting, no run, there's the drifter, forcing Ponting back and staying low, he gets bat on ball in time and defends to short leg this time

19.3

Kumble to Ponting, 1 run, floated up on off stump and he drives to Ganguly at cover

19.4

Kumble to Katich, no run, skips down, Kumble bowls it flat outside off stump, Katich whips it towards midwicket and cannot beat the man there

19.5

Kumble to Katich, no run, flatter trajectory, middle and leg, Katich goes back and defends

19.6

Kumble to Katich, no run, slower ball, drifting into Katich, who shuffles and tries to turn it around the corner for a single but the ball brushes his pads and lands in front of Gambhir at short leg

Australia 51/1   A Kumble 2-0-6-0

21.1

Kumble to Ponting, 1 run, wrong line, down the pads and another easy single for Ponting

21.2

Kumble to Katich, no run, steps down, Kumble sees him coming and holds back the length, the ball hits Katich on the pads as he has taken a long stride forward, they all appeal but he really did come down a fair way, so not out

21.3

Kumble to Katich, 2 runs, short ball now, sits up and Katich plays if off the ribs past square leg, Sehwag in the deep collects and fires in a good throw but Katich, hustling back for the second, is safe with a good dive even though Asad Rauf asks for the replay

21.4

Kumble to Katich, no run, flighted up just outside off, Katich gets forward and tries to whip it towards midwicket but mistimes the drive back to the bowler

21.5

Kumble to Katich, no run, shorter ball, no turn at all, Katich leaves it be outside off

21.6

Kumble to Katich, no run, and again, lands outside off and Katich opts not to play a shot

Australia 59/1   A Kumble 3-0-9-0

23.1

Kumble to Katich, no run, a low full toss, Katich uses his feet and drives to mid-off

23.2

Kumble to Katich, no run, slider this time, down leg, worked to Gambhir at short leg

23.3

Kumble to Katich, 1 run, firm whip across the line, no spin so he's safe, picks the gap tpp

23.4

Kumble to Ponting, 2 runs, another looping full ball on the stops allows Ponting two to leg

23.5

Kumble to Ponting, no run, uses his feet and drives this one down to mid-on

23.6

Kumble to Ponting, no run, quicker ball, hint of turn, he opens the face and defends to point

Australia 64/1   A Kumble 4-0-12-0

25.1

Kumble to Ponting, no run, comes out and clips it to mid-on, but cant beat him

25.2

Kumble to Ponting, 4 leg byes, quick and useless ball, well outside leg stump, Ponting goes for the paddle and Koertzen signals leg byes, four of them, Kumble continues to struggle

25.3

Kumble to Ponting, no run, flat on leg stump again and Ponting flicks it to midwicket

25.4

Kumble to Ponting, no run, there's a good line, sucking Ponting forward and he defends

25.5

Kumble to Ponting, no run, middle and off, floating, Ponting comes forward and drives to mid-on

25.6

Kumble to Ponting, no run, slides into leg stump, Ponting plays it confidently down the track

Australia 70/1   A Kumble 5-1-12-0

28.1

Kumble to Ponting, no run, short, very short, but Ponting cant pierce the man at cover

28.2

Kumble to Ponting, 2 runs, fuller now and he eases forward to push the ball past cover

28.3

Kumble to Ponting, no run, some drift from middle stump, Ponting gets over it and defends

28.4

Kumble to Ponting, no run, half-volley on leg stump, clipped straight to Ishant at midwicket

28.5

Kumble to Ponting, 1 run, flatter ball, he shuffles and works it to Tendulkar in the deep

28.6

Kumble to Katich, 1 run, comes forward and flicks from off stump past short leg for one

Australia 79/1   A Kumble 6-1-16-0

30.1

Kumble to Katich, no run, looped up outside leg stump, no shot offered, ball clips pad and drops

30.2

Kumble to Katich, 1 run, on the pads again, Katich clips it well to midwicket, where Harbhajan collects and returns a fine throw to Dhoni but Ponting is home safe

30.3

Kumble to Ponting, no run, slower through the air, Ponting doesn't move his feet and reaches out to mistime the drive back to Kumble

30.4

Kumble to Ponting, no run, again on off stump, he defends it back to India's captain

30.5

Kumble to Ponting, no run, now thats a ripper, and finally, some turn! This one spits and kicks, turning off the seam from leg stump to skim past Ponting's bat after he's squared up, and Dhoni leaps up as well ... Kumble liked that one!

30.6

Kumble to Ponting, no run, full on off stump and he gets forward to defend

Australia 81/1   A Kumble 7-1-17-0

32.1

Kumble to Katich, 2 runs, full, flighted on the legs, katich will keep turning them around the corner all day. Two runs for his troubles this time

32.2

Kumble to Katich, no run, another flighted delivery on off stump, and defended

32.3

Kumble to Katich, no run, Katich gets a stride again, and defends back to bowler

32.4

Kumble to Katich, no run, shorter, Katich stays back, and hits it back to bowler

32.5

Kumble to Katich, no run, steps out this time, is beaten in the flight as this is shorter, but manages to pad it away. Indians get excited there

32.6

Kumble to Katich, no run, on the pads, and defended

Australia 88/1   A Kumble 8-1-19-0

34.1

Kumble to Ponting, no run, full on the stumps, turning away, Ponting gets his front foot down and defends

34.2

Kumble to Ponting, no run, short and wide, cut away to covers

34.3

Kumble to Ponting, no run, fuller still, driven back to the bowler

34.4

Kumble to Ponting, 1 run, full outside off, Ponting opens the face to point, and takes a sharp single. He is picking Ganguly

34.5

Kumble to Katich, no run, loud appeal, pitched just outside off, turning in, hitting Katich in line, and his bat is behind his pad. Don't know what went wrong with this shout; perhaps the long stride saved him. Replays showed it was going to hit top of middle, expectedly Kumble is not impressed

34.6

Kumble to Katich, no run, short outside off, and left alone

Australia 94/1   A Kumble 9-1-20-0

36.1

Kumble to Katich, no run, full on the pads, Katich whips it to leg. It hit the short leg fielder, and went to Harbhajan Singh at midwicket

36.2

Kumble to Katich, no run, full on pads again, and Katich plays to mid-on this time, which is wide already and saves the single

36.3

Kumble to Katich, 2 runs, flatter this time, guided away to the covers this time, easy two there

36.4

Kumble to Katich, 1 run, shorter, but on the stumps, Katich goes back deep into the crease and turns it around for a single

36.5

Kumble to Ponting, no run, gentle half-volley, Ponting hits it straight, but Kumble fields it

36.6

Kumble to Ponting, 1 run, on the pads, and helped away to fine-leg for a single

Australia 98/1   A Kumble 10-1-24-0

38.1

Kumble to Ponting, no run, full outside off stump, inviting the drive, Ponting realises he is not to the pitch of it, and checks the shot

38.2

Kumble to Ponting, no run, on the stumps, defended it back

38.3

Kumble to Ponting, no run, flatter on the stumps, all he can do is defend

38.4

Kumble to Ponting, no run, wider again, and driven to covers to Harbhajan who is there to stop the single

38.5

Kumble to Ponting, no run, flatter, outside off, Ponting looks to cut, but realises it is not short enough

38.6

Kumble to Ponting, no run, almost a yorker, and Ponting plays it back to the bowler

Australia 99/1   A Kumble 11-2-24-0

40.1

Kumble to Katich, no run, on the stumps, and defended easily

40.2

Kumble to Katich, 1 run, turned away towards midwicket for an easy single

40.3

Kumble to Ponting, no run

40.4

Kumble to Ponting, 1 run, straighter this time, Ponting turns it around the pad for a single

40.5

Kumble to Katich, no run, low fulltoss, played straight to midwicket

40.6

Kumble to Katich, no run, full, played with an angled bat, towards leg slip

Australia 106/1   A Kumble 12-2-26-0

42.1

Kumble to Katich, no run, decent ball outside off and he leaves it be for Dhoni this time

42.2

Kumble to Katich, FOUR, down he skips, twinkle-toed, and clips a full ball from outside off stump superbly through the yawning space at midwicket, really good shot

42.3

Kumble to Katich, no run, shorter now, expectedly, and he gets back to defend

42.4

Kumble to Katich, no run, flights it wide and Katich gets forward, running it to gully

42.5

Kumble to Katich, no run, skips down, Kumble holds back the length, and its defended

42.6

Kumble to Katich, no run, fuller, angling in, he gets a stride in and defends to Kumble

Australia 114/1   A Kumble 13-2-30-0

44.1

Kumble to Katich, 1 run, down the pads, shuffles and works it past square leg for one

44.2

Kumble to Ponting, no run, flighted on middle and off and Ponting plays it back

44.3

Kumble to Ponting, no run, thats a very, very ambitious appeal from Kumble, who bowls it full and outside leg stump, hitting Ponting's pad as he shapes to paddle it but cannot connect

44.4

Kumble to Ponting, 2 runs, still he feeds him on his pads and Ponting turns it out to deep midwicket, where Tendulkar covers plenty of ground, collects, and returns an excellent throw on top of the stumps, which Kumble applauds

44.5

Kumble to Ponting, no run, full on the toes, and he clips it right to midwicket

44.6

Kumble to Ponting, 1 run, slower ball, out the back of the hand, turned towards leg for one

Australia 128/1   A Kumble 14-2-34-0

53.1

Kumble to Katich, no run, strides forward and drives this one straight to cover

53.2

Kumble to Katich, 1 run, poor line, slides down the pads and Katich works it away

53.3

Kumble to Ponting, 2 runs, easy runs, tossed up outside leg and its turned away for two

53.4

Kumble to Ponting, no run, googly this time, middle and off, he goes back and defends

53.5

Kumble to Ponting, no run, touch short and Ponting gets tall to punch it to extra cover

53.6

Kumble to Ponting, no run, flighted up on leg stump, he comes well forward and pats it back

Australia 162/1   A Kumble 15-2-37-0

55.1

Kumble to Ponting, no run, tossed up on middle stump and Ponting on-drives to the fielder

55.2

Kumble to Ponting, no run, legbreak, he gets forward and defends towards point this time

55.3

Kumble to Ponting, no run, straighter one, middle and off, again he confidently defends

55.4

Kumble to Ponting, no run, no room on offer, very straight, defended to silly point

55.5

Kumble to Ponting, no run, too short, he gets up and punches to cover, Hussey sets off for the single but Ponting firmly sends him back

55.6

Kumble to Ponting, no run, uses his feet in an attempt to on-drive a single but mid-on runs hard

Australia 166/2   A Kumble 16-3-37-0

57.1

Kumble to Ponting, 1 run, slow, short, outside off, cut away to sweeper cover for an easy single

57.2

Kumble to Hussey, no run, full on off stump, and defended

57.3

Kumble to Hussey, 1 run, on the pads, turning away, and played to fine-leg

57.4

Kumble to Ponting, FOUR, over-pitched, Ponting takes one step down the track, is right down to the pitch of the ball, and drives it straighter off mid-off

57.5

Kumble to Ponting, 3 runs, He has done it. Slower ball, wide, and guided away towards point to reach his first century in India. While taking the third run, he starts the celebration, holding the bat up in the air, punches the air with the bat in hand. What a moment, the celebrations go for longer than usual, deservedly so

57.6

Kumble to Hussey, no run, full on pads, defended

Australia 175/2   A Kumble 17-3-46-0

59.1

Kumble to Ponting, 1 run, full, no the legs, and turned away for a single

59.2

Kumble to Hussey, no run, on target, making Hussey play, who defends it off the back foot

59.3

Kumble to Hussey, no run, fuller this time, Hussey gets to the pitch of the ball, and defends it under his eyes

59.4

Kumble to Hussey, no run, a little shorter, straighter, and Hussey is on back foot to pat it back to Kumble

59.5

Kumble to Hussey, no run, dropped, there was a clear noise as the straighter one passed Hussey's bat. This one hit Dhoni on the thigh, far away from his gloves, and fell short of slip. To be fair to Dhoni, this was a thick edge

59.6

Kumble to Hussey, 1 run, good length outside off, he waits and steers for a single

Australia 178/2   A Kumble 18-3-48-0

61.1

Kumble to Hussey, no run, overpitched, defended down the pitch by Hussey

61.2

Kumble to Hussey, no run, defended towards cover, he is getting his foot to the pitch of the ball

61.3

Kumble to Hussey, no run, a little wider this time, Hussey looks to drive, but can't beat the circle

61.4

Kumble to Hussey, no run, flighted higher this time, Hussey flicks it to Harbhajan at midwicket

61.5

Kumble to Hussey, 1 run, flatter this one, turning sharply into Hussey, who manages to help it towards fine-leg for a single

61.6

Kumble to Ponting, 1 run, slower, straighter, no sharp turn, Ponting takes an easy single to short leg

Australia 185/2   A Kumble 19-3-50-0

63.1

Kumble to Hussey, no run, flighted outside off, he gets well forward and squeezes it to point

63.2

Kumble to Hussey, no run, flat on the stumps, he drops his head and defends watchfully

63.3

Kumble to Hussey, no run, flighted generously, Hussey plonks his front foot out and drives hard, but with too much bottom hand, and mistimes the shot to cover

63.4

Kumble to Hussey, no run, again he cannot beat the gap, driving with aggression to cover

63.5

Kumble to Hussey, no run, flat, full, no turn, and Hussey checks the drive to cover

63.6

Kumble to Hussey, no run, short of a length outside off, Hussey turns it to midwicket

Australia 188/2   A Kumble 20-4-50-0

65.1

Kumble to Hussey, 1 run, flighted delivery, taken almost on the full, and driven straight, Kumble gets a hand to it, but Hussey wants the single and hustles Ponting for it. in the bargain, though, he is almost cleaned up the throw from Zaheer

65.2

Kumble to Ponting, 2 runs, driven to wide of deep mid-off, two is the immediate call, and they get it. Kumble is not happy

65.3

Kumble to Ponting, no run, faster, at 90k, and oiutside off, left alone by Ponting

65.4

Kumble to Ponting, no run, fuller, slower, and Ponting plays it back to Kumble

65.5

Kumble to Ponting, no run, shorter, Ponting looks to turn it towards midwicket, but find out it he is late on the shot, and just defends

65.6

Kumble to Ponting, 1 run, full, on the leg-stump line, Ponting drops it towards shortleg with soft hands, and hurries through for a single

Australia 194/2   A Kumble 21-4-54-0

67.1

Kumble to Hussey, FOUR, pitches it where rough on later days would be, and Hussey drives it against the turn to extracover

67.2

Kumble to Hussey, no run, yes, no, no, Hussey opens the face towards point, and takes two steps, and then decides to not go for the run. Ponting is half way down the pitch, but safe in the end

67.3

Kumble to Hussey, 2 runs, yes, yes, yes, opened the face again, to fine of point, and gets an easy two

67.4

Kumble to Hussey, no run, defended towards silly point

67.5

Kumble to Hussey, 1 run, gets an edge there, with the one that didn't turn, and but Hussey plays it with soft hands, so it doesn't carry and goes wide of slip

67.6

Kumble to Ponting, no run, full and stright, and Ponting defends it

Australia 201/2   A Kumble 22-4-61-0

69.1

Kumble to Ponting, no run, short of length, Ponting looks for the cut, but this one doesn't sp[in. Ponting is cramped, but manages to protect his stump

69.2

Kumble to Ponting, no run, Is that a catch? Kumble is excited about what he thinks is a return catch, but the umpires don't agree. Dipping, almost a yorker, and lobs back to Kumble. Umpire Koertzen thinks it's a bump ball, and there is enough doubt.

69.3

Kumble to Ponting, 1 run, shorter, cut away to sweeper cover

69.4

Kumble to Hussey, 1 run, googly, starts leg stump, Hussey looks to turn it away, but gets the edge, but it is safe

69.5

Kumble to Ponting, 2 runs, wider, floated, and driven away from his body, towards extra cover

69.6

Kumble to Ponting, no run, arm-ball again, Ponting is cramped too, but the pitch is too slow to hurry him into doing anything injudicious

Australia 205/2   A Kumble 23-4-65-0

71.1

Kumble to Ponting, no run, looped up, the wrong 'un, Ponting gets back and defends it

71.2

Kumble to Ponting, 1 run, floater, Ponting gets forward and pushes a single to extra cover

71.3

Kumble to Hussey, no run, well bowled, getting Hussey forward in defence to silly point

71.4

Kumble to Hussey, no run, and another chance goes down off Kumble's bowling! A half-chance for Gambhir at short leg, after Hussey thuds forward and pushes at one spinning in from middle stump, the inside edge flies to the right of the fielder and doesn't carry

71.5

Kumble to Hussey, no run, full again and he gets forward to watchfully defend

71.6

Kumble to Hussey, no run, tight line again, forcing Hussey to come forward and pat it back

Australia 212/2   A Kumble 24-4-66-0

73.1

Kumble to Hussey, 1 run, flighted outside leg and Hussey flicks it past short leg for one

73.2

Kumble to Ponting, no run, flat ball, middle and leg, defended watchfully by Ponting

73.3

Kumble to Ponting, no run, straighter one, he gets back and defends it down the track

73.4

Kumble to Ponting, no run, there's a shout! Kumble slips in a quicker one, looks to be the slider, Ponting sees the short length and tries to pull and gets struck high on the inner thigh, to the naked eye it appears in front of off stump but Koertzen shakes his head ... replays suggest it was high, nevertheless Kumble is livid

73.5

Kumble to Ponting, 1 run, back of a length and Ponting punches a single to extra cover

73.6

Kumble to Hussey, no run, flat on middle and leg and he defends it away

Australia 216/2   A Kumble 25-4-68-0

75.1

Kumble to Ponting, 1 run, down leg stump and he turns it past short leg for a single

75.2

Kumble to Hussey, no run, flighted on middle and leg and he defends to short leg

75.3

Kumble to Hussey, 1 run, quicker and shorter, nudged off the hips past Gambhir for one

75.4

Kumble to Ponting, no run, slides away from Ponting, striding forward and shouldering arms

75.5

Kumble to Ponting, no run, hint of turn, Ponting gets back in his crease and defends

75.6

Kumble to Ponting, 1 run, straightens after pitching, from leg, but Ponting shuffles nicely and turns the ball wide of short leg and into the gap for a single to retain strike

Australia 220/2   A Kumble 26-4-71-0

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

83.5

Kumble to Hussey, no run, better delivery, flighting it on off stump and Hussey defends

83.6

Kumble to Hussey, FOUR, ouch! Thats the most expensive over today, as Hussey rocks back and pulls a long hop over short leg's head for four

Australia 245/3   A Kumble 27-4-84-0

103.1

Kumble to Hussey, no run, full, outside off, Hussey looks for the cover-drive but finds Harbhajan in the covers

103.2

Kumble to Hussey, no run, over-pitched, outside off, defended

103.3

Kumble to Hussey, 1 run, slower and loopier, Hussey waits for it, opens the face towards point, and runs. Two is the call, because Ganguly is the fielder, but they are wise enough to not risk the old man's arm

103.4

Kumble to Haddin, no run, fullish, Haddin gets too close to the pitch, and hits it towards mid-on

103.5

Kumble to Haddin, no run, another yorker, and defended back to the bowler

103.6

Kumble to Haddin, no run, quicker, flatter, shorter, but Haddin is equal to it and defends it back to Kumble

Australia 300/5   A Kumble 28-4-85-0

105.1

Kumble to Hussey, no run, full, almost a yorker, played to mid-off

105.2

Kumble to Hussey, no run, on the pads, full, and defended back to bowler

105.3

Kumble to Hussey, no run, googly, read well by Hussey, and played gently

105.4

Kumble to Hussey, no run, over-pitched this time, but Hussey just plays it back to Kumble

105.5

Kumble to Hussey, no run, another googly, but too full, and whipped away towards midwicket, where Tendulkar prevents the single

105.6

Kumble to Hussey, FOUR, Shot! over-pitched, gently gets his foot to the pitch, opens the face a bit, and drives it between mid-off and extra cover. What finesse. Real Mr Cricket!

Australia 307/5   A Kumble 29-4-89-0

107.1

Kumble to Haddin, FOUR, lofted over mid-on, smart shot. It wasn't a bad delivery, but Haddin hit through the line, and up and over

107.2

Kumble to Haddin, no run, an obvious change in grip to bowl the quicker one, Haddin defends it back

107.3

Kumble to Haddin, no run, flighted, turning away, and played back

107.4

Kumble to Haddin, no run, out of the front of the hand again, staying low too, gets and underside edge, but Haddin is safe

107.5

Kumble to Haddin, no run, another front-of-the-hand, seam-up delivery, and hit straight to mid-off

107.6

Kumble to Haddin, no run, Kumble has become a medium-pacer. Another seam-up delivery, Haddin defends it towards square leg, without major trouble

Australia 312/5   A Kumble 30-4-93-0

109.1

Kumble to Hussey, no run, defended with an open face

109.2

Kumble to Hussey, no run, looking for a quick single, but Zaheer is quick at mid-on

109.3

Kumble to Hussey, 1 run, googly, and Hussey just opens the face with soft hands and gets an easy single

109.4

Kumble to Haddin, no run, full, straight, and Haddind efends easily

109.5

Kumble to Haddin, no run, this one si slower, and goes straight with the arm, but the pitch is too slow to cause Haddin any trouble

109.6

Kumble to Haddin, no run, flatter, on the legs, and defended to short leg

Australia 314/5   A Kumble 31-4-94-0

111.1

Kumble to Hussey, 1 run, flighted up outside off stump and Hussey drives to cover

111.2

Kumble to Haddin, 1 no ball, oversteps, the ball is full and Haddin defends it back

111.2

Kumble to Haddin, no run, overpitched, Haddin thumps the drive to mid-off

111.3

Kumble to Haddin, 1 run, slides down the pads and he tucks it away to deep square leg

111.4

Kumble to Hussey, 1 run, full outside leg, easily clipped out to fine leg for one

111.5

Kumble to Haddin, 2 runs, quicker, flatter, on off stump, Haddin is cramped for room but still manages to open the face of the bat and guide it towards gully, smart late cut there

111.6

Kumble to Haddin, no run, overpitched on off stump and defended to cover

Australia 321/5   A Kumble 32-4-100-0

113.1

Kumble to Haddin, no run, slider, leg stump, defended to Gambhir at short leg

113.2

Kumble to Haddin, 1 run, quicker slider, short, back he goes and punches it to cover

113.3

Kumble to Hussey, no run, zips it into the rough outside off stump, turns in but too wide and Hussey gets across and leaves it be for Dhoni

113.4

Kumble to Hussey, no run, and again, just too wide and Hussey leaves it be

113.5

Kumble to Hussey, 1 run, too full and he comes forward, steering it to gully for a single

113.6

Kumble to Haddin, no run, looped up full, driven off the front foot back to Kumble

Australia 325/5   A Kumble 33-4-102-0

115.1

Kumble to Hussey, no run, looped up from around the stumps, Hussey drives off the front foot

115.2

Kumble to Hussey, 1 run, gets forward and drives this one towards extra cover

115.3

Kumble to Haddin, no run, again, well driven and Zaheer runs in from mid-off

115.4

Kumble to Haddin, no run, more loop and dip, Haddin defends to short leg this time

115.5

Kumble to Haddin, no run, fuller length, he comes forward and defends it solidly

115.6

Kumble to Haddin, no run, quicker one, goes on, Haddin hustles to punch it back

Australia 327/5   A Kumble 34-4-103-0

132.1

Kumble to Lee, no run, flighted just outside off, and driven straight to mid-off

132.2

Kumble to Lee, no run, fuller, straighter, Lee gets an inside edge onto the pad

132.3

Kumble to Lee, no run, short and wide, cut away to point, but not into the gap

132.4

Kumble to Lee, no run, fuller, gets his front leg out of the way, and defends it

132.5

Kumble to Lee, 1 run, wide of off stump, Lee plays with an open face, and gets a single into the covers

132.6

Kumble to Hussey, 1 run, on the legs, Hussey turns it around the corner, and again he takes a single on the last ball of the over. This has to be frustrating for Kumble and partners

Australia 380/7   A Kumble 35-4-105-0

134.1

Kumble to Hussey, no run, full, straight, no room, and Hussey defends it back

134.2

Kumble to Hussey, no run, another accurate delivery, and Hussey respects it

134.3

Kumble to Hussey, no run, on the pads, looks to flick, but can't find the gap

134.4

Kumble to Hussey, 1 run, flighted, and played easily to long-off for another single

134.5

Kumble to Lee, no run, close, flat topspinner, pitched within the stumps, but perhaps going down with the arm. Enough doubt for Rauf to not give it

134.6

Kumble to Lee, no run, wide outside off, and driven away to extracover to Harbhajan, but there is no single there

Australia 382/7   A Kumble 36-4-106-0

136.1

Kumble to Lee, no run, full on leg stump, Lee stabs it to short leg this time

136.2

Kumble to Lee, FOUR, and there's an edge and a boundary! Kumble fires in one that breaks and turns, 96ks, taking the outer edge of Lee's bat as he thrusts forward but its wide of Dravid at slip and with no gully in place Lee gets more runs

136.3

Kumble to Lee, 2 runs, now he frees his arms and drills a full ball past Ishant at mid-off

136.4

Kumble to Lee, no run, flipper, too short, Lee gets back and defends it

136.5

Kumble to Lee, no run, quick, flat trajectory, Lee has no issues defending off the back foot

136.6

Kumble to Lee, no run, slower one, flighted outside leg, Lee mistimes the flick to short leg

Australia 388/7   A Kumble 37-4-112-0

138.1

Kumble to Hussey, 1 run, gets some room and slaps the ball past point for a single, Tendulkar hurries after it and they resist taking the second run

138.2

Kumble to Lee, no run, good ball, bit of turn, Lee thrusts forward and defends it

138.3

Kumble to Lee, 1 run, wrong line, slips out loosely and Lee sweeps it to fine leg

138.4

Kumble to Hussey, 1 run, there's the 400 as Hussey shuffles and tucks one past short leg

138.5

Kumble to Lee, no run, skimmed up there on middle and off but Lee defends well

138.6

Kumble to Lee, 1 run, faster, seam-up ball but it slides errantly down the stumps and Lee is quick to see it and escort it down to deep backward square leg

Australia 401/7   A Kumble 38-4-116-0

140.1

Kumble to Lee, no run, flighted up outside leg stump, Lee gets right over it and defends

140.2

Kumble to Lee, no run, quicker one slides in, Lee inside-edges to Gambhir at short leg

140.3

Kumble to Lee, no run, floater this time, defended off the front foot to cover

140.4

Kumble to Lee, no run, full and flat, again he comes forward and pats it back

140.5

Kumble to Lee, no run, some turn, flighted outside off, Lee reaches in and defends it

140.6

Kumble to Lee, no run, now its the googly, sharp and fast, Lee is already forward and has to take his top hand off the bat as the ball sit up, and plays it down in front of short leg

Australia 404/7   A Kumble 39-5-116-0

142.1

Kumble to Lee, no run, quick one, stays low, he gets an under edge off the cut but it drops near his feet, not a chance for Dhoni or the close catchers

142.2

Kumble to Lee, no run, looped up on the stumps, driven back to Kumble

142.3

Kumble to Lee, no run, slides out his hand, down leg stump, Lee mistimes the sweep

142.4

Kumble to Lee, no run, turn and bounce undoes Lee, who stabs at it, gets an inside edge which flies low to Gambhir at short leg, dies before it reaches him but well stopped there

142.5

Kumble to Lee, no run, an appeal for leg before, really yelled out pleadingly by Kumble, as the ball hits Lee's pad as he goes for a paddle sweep but that was going outside leg stump and Rauf felt height was also a factor

142.6

Kumble to Lee, no run, flat on the stumps and he defends this time

Australia 410/7   A Kumble 40-6-116-0

144.1

Kumble to Hussey, no run, no turn, sits up off a length and Hussey punches to point

144.2

Kumble to Hussey, no run, floated up wider and he drives off the front foot to cover

144.3

Kumble to Hussey, no run, pitches outside leg but he cannot connect well with the nudge

144.4

Kumble to Hussey, 1 run, errs in line again and now Hussey gets bat on it, turning it fine

144.5

Kumble to Lee, no run, googly, but too short and Lee works it past short leg

144.6

Kumble to Lee, no run, full and flat, getting Lee stretching forward to defend

Australia 412/7   A Kumble 41-6-117-0

146.1

Kumble to Lee, no run, full, slanting down the legs, Lee makes sure his front leg is out of the way, and defends

146.2

Kumble to Lee, no run, flatter, leg is out of the way again, and defended

146.3

Kumble to Lee, 1 run, that's outside the leg, and Lee goes down into the sweep, to fine leg

146.4

Kumble to Hussey, 2 runs, outside off, a bit flat, Hussey gets enough time to late-cut it, and beat Harbhajan at point, but there is not enough pace on it to take it to the boundary

146.5

Kumble to Hussey, 1 run, thrown up outside the off stump, front foot to the pitch of the ball, and guided to sweeper cover with an open face

146.6

Kumble to Lee, no run, googly, starting outside off, Lee is up to it and dead-bats it right in front of him

Australia 420/7   A Kumble 42-6-121-0

148.1

Kumble to Hussey, 2 runs, well done Bhaj, he has saved two there. This was a short ball, attempted googly, and Hussey was quick to pull it to backward squareleg, where Harbhajan dived desperately to save the four

148.2

Kumble to Hussey, 1 run, played away into the covers with an open face

148.3

Kumble to Johnson, no run, wide and left alone by Johnson

148.4

Kumble to Johnson, 1 run, this one turned in towards the stumps and stayed very low too, Johnson gets a faint edge, goes back to slip, who gets fingertips to it, and the ball just misses the helmet

148.5

Kumble to Hussey, FOUR, reverse sweep out, is there something Huss can't do. And this is very fine too, despite extra bounce he manages to get it over slip

148.6

Kumble to Hussey, no run, angled in towards the stumps, and defended back

Australia 429/8   A Kumble 43-6-129-0
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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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Oct 13, 2008

Anil Kumble walks back to the pavilion after his final Test in his hometown Bangalore, India v Australia, 1st Test, Bangalore, 5th day, October 13, 2008

Anil Kumble walks back to the pavilion after his final Test in his hometown Bangalore

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