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

1.1

Sharma to Ponting, no run, on a length, straightens and lifts and Ponting shoulders arms

1.2

Sharma to Ponting, no run, short of a length, played to short leg, who fields it sharply

1.3

Sharma to Ponting, no run, there's an outswinger, moving away, and he leaves it be

1.4

Sharma to Ponting, no run, full and on the stumps, Ponting gets a massive stride forward and the ball hits him just outside the line of impact, Ishant asks the question but Koerzten shakes his head, fair call that

1.5

Sharma to Ponting, no run, there's good movement and carry, hitting a fullish length and gaining on Ponting, who gets his fornt foot in firmly and shoulders arms

1.6

Sharma to Ponting, no run, short of a length, lovely seam and carry, Ponting leaves

Australia 1/1   I Sharma 1-1-0-0

3.1

Sharma to Katich, no run, shaves away off a length, Katich leaves and Dhoni collects

3.2

Sharma to Katich, no run, he shuffles and Ishant pitches it wide, allowing him to leave with ease

3.3

Sharma to Katich, no run, top stuff, back of a length, getting Katich shuffling across to off and pushing it bac to Ishant

3.4

Sharma to Katich, no run, and then I say that and he sprays one well outside leg stump

3.5

Sharma to Katich, no run, lands on a length and he defends it towards point, yelling 'WAIT!'

3.6

Sharma to Katich, no run, thats down the leg side again, giving Dhoni work to do

Australia 2/1   I Sharma 2-2-0-0

5.1

Sharma to Ponting, FOUR, perhaps a touch too full and Ponting drives with a flourish, top shot, beating a diving Zaheer at mid-off and thats the first four of the day

5.2

Sharma to Ponting, no run, now he gets up and runs a shorter one to Kumble at gully, and after the local hero fields it well the crowd goes up in cheer ... this is Kumble's last Test here

5.3

Sharma to Ponting, no run, and again, forces him back onto the toes and he defends to cover

5.4

Sharma to Ponting, no run, back of a length again, getting Ponting back and defending to point

5.5

Sharma to Ponting, no run, full now, pitching just outside off stump and moving back in as Ponting decides to stride forward and leave very late, lovely to watch

5.6

Sharma to Ponting, no run, another leave to a good ball, which does not swing this time

Australia 7/1   I Sharma 3-2-4-0

7.1

Sharma to Ponting, no run, good ball, good shout! Ishant pitches on a length and straightens, Ponting gets a firm stride in and cops the ball on the front flap, a pretty good lengthy step forward, Ishant asks the question but the line and height was in question

7.2

Sharma to Ponting, no run, full outside off, just, and he shoulders arms to that one

7.3

Sharma to Ponting, no run, there's some lift now, sitting up sharply at height and Ponting sways his head back just in time, the ball misses kissing his nose by not much

7.4

Sharma to Ponting, no run, firm front-foot defensive push to a fuller one, mid-off fields

7.5

Sharma to Ponting, FOUR, a touch too short and Ponting gets onto the pull in a flash, just pulling it down into the gap between midwicket and square leg and does enough to beat the fielder running around from deep backward square

7.6

Sharma to Ponting, no run, sits up again, short of a length and Ponting has to take his top hand off the bat in time, ends up playing it down to cover, well bowled as that one jagged into his chest

Australia 14/1   I Sharma 4-2-8-0

9.1

Sharma to Ponting, no run, good length, good movement, bad decision by Ponting not to offer a shot after getting well forward, but he is let off as the ball struck him marginally outside the line of off stump, even though Ishant roared out an appeal

9.2

Sharma to Ponting, no run, dug in short, Ponting cannot connect on the pull, the ball balloons up and drops safely outside off stump, aggressive intent from both batsman and bowler

9.3

Sharma to Ponting, no run, back of a length now, straightening off the seam, Ponting knows where off stump is and shoulders arms ... this is what Test cricket is about

9.4

Sharma to Ponting, no run, good stuff again, Ishant landing it on a length, Ponting striding forward on the drive but the ball stops on him and he mistimes the shot

9.5

Sharma to Ponting, no run, and again! There's pace and swing from Ishant, hitting the right length and jagging the ball back in, from off to leg, catching Ponting back in his crease but the ball is carrying on down and the height is an issue for the umpire ... excellent spell, though

9.6

Sharma to Ponting, 1 run, a touch too straight and Ponting tucks that into the gap at square leg

Australia 25/1   I Sharma 5-2-9-0

11.1

Sharma to Ponting, 1 run, good run! Ponting comes forward and defends the ball to cover and sets off for the run as a lazy fielder struggles to come in from point

11.2

Sharma to Katich, 1 run, wrong line, outside leg and Katich turns it past square leg with ease

11.3

Sharma to Ponting, no run, hello there, whats he doing? Ponting gets back and thinks about pulling this one, but it holds its line and goes on straight and he has to take a hand off the bat in time, I think he thought the length was on but then the ball beat him

11.4

Sharma to Ponting, no run, much better, Ponting leaving a good-length ball off the front foot

11.5

Sharma to Ponting, FOUR, top shot, superbly executed, Ponting gets forward and then waits before getting on top of the ball, which was not full at all, and punches through the covers

11.6

Sharma to Ponting, 2 runs, too straight and he tucks it off the pads, shuffling, and runs hard

Australia 34/1   I Sharma 6-2-17-0

13.1

Sharma to Ponting, no run, good length but too wide and Ponting strides well in and shoulders arms

13.2

Sharma to Ponting, no run, another good leave, coming well forward, and shouldering arms

13.3

Sharma to Ponting, no run, back of a length, shapes back in, Ponting gets back and defends

13.4

Sharma to Ponting, 1 run, and again, another positive stride in, getting over the good-length ball and gently nudging it towards cover and point for a smart single

13.5

Sharma to Katich, 1 run, middle and leg, he waits and tucks it to midwicket for one

13.6

Sharma to Ponting, no run, short of a length, pacy delivery, Ponting has a look and leaves it be

Australia 36/1   I Sharma 7-2-19-0

15.1

Sharma to Ponting, no run, back of a length, Ponting waits on the back foot and defends to point

15.2

Sharma to Ponting, no run, fuller length, shaping back in, Ponting in forward with a lengthy stride and shoulders arms again, rather confidently

15.3

Sharma to Ponting, no run, the length is there for Ponting to hit off the back foot but his feet don't move and he chases it, one-handed, beaten by the lack of bounce, and even Dhoni has to take it off the awkward bounce

15.4

Sharma to Ponting, 3 runs, thats just too short and wide and Ponting mistimes the back-foot slap past Harbhajan at cover, not hit nearly as well as he would've liked but its into the gap

15.5

Sharma to Katich, 1 run, too straight, short of a length, worked off the hips for a single

15.6

Sharma to Ponting, no run, nope, he will not, as he defends a good-length ball back to Ishant

Australia 40/1   I Sharma 8-2-23-0

46.1

Sharma to Ponting, no run, gets back and mistimes an attempted back-foot cut to a short one, instead dragging it down into the ground in front of point

46.2

Sharma to Ponting, no run, fullish outside off stump and he shoulders arms with a huge stride, there's that low carry to Dhoni on view again

46.3

Sharma to Ponting, 2 runs, short, wide and slapped off the back foot through square, but Sehwag is out at deep point to mop up

46.4

Sharma to Ponting, FOUR, now thats better placed! Identical rubbish ball from Ishant and Ponting frees the arms, rocks back, and drives it past cover for four

46.5

Sharma to Ponting, no run, better length and some swing, but wide enough for him to leave

46.6

Sharma to Ponting, no run, good ball, hitting a length and shaping back in but Ponting is forward and knows where his stumps are, he shoulders arms and Dhoni takes

Australia 135/1   I Sharma 9-2-29-0

48.1

Sharma to Ponting, 1 run, good ball, getting Ponting onto the front foot and pushing uppishly towards extra cover, where Harbhajan fields

48.2

Sharma to Katich, no run, pitches on leg and straightens and Katich defends to midwicket

48.3

Sharma to Katich, 1 run, and again, he gets across and clips this one to midwicket

48.4

Sharma to Ponting, no run, slower ball, pitching wide and going away, Ponting gets his back leg across and thinks about cutting it away, but resists as the ball deviates

48.5

Sharma to Ponting, FOUR, oh thats fortuitous! Ponting lunges forward and defends, the ball sort of stops on him and takes a thick inside edge narrowly past leg stump and escapes for four

48.6

Sharma to Ponting, no run, wide again, pitching short and lifting, Ponting leaves it be

Australia 145/1   I Sharma 10-2-35-0

50.1

Sharma to Ponting, 1 run, comes forward and leans into a square-drive, picking the gap

50.2

Sharma to Katich, 1 run, on leg stump, too straight, and he works it away past midwicket

50.3

Sharma to Ponting, no run, short and wide, sits up and Ponting hits it to the man at cover

50.4

Sharma to Ponting, no run, good length, searching for swing, but he gets in and leaves it be

50.5

Sharma to Ponting, no run, too wide from Ishant and Ponting covers off stump and leaves

50.6

Sharma to Ponting, no run, sits up off a length but wide enough for Ponting to leave again

Australia 153/1   I Sharma 11-2-37-0

52.1

Sharma to Katich, no run, more fluff from Ishant, well down leg stump, Katich misses out

52.2

Sharma to Katich, no run, doesn't move his feet, driving at a fullish one and inside-edges it back towards Ishant, who falls over in his follow through

52.3

Sharma to Katich, no run, back of a length now, again no movement of the feet from Katich as he defends it back down the track to Ishant

52.4

Sharma to Katich, 1 run, sharp single, as Katich gets onto the toes and gently drops a shortish ball into the covers and responds to Ponting's urgent call

52.5

Sharma to Ponting, no run, short one, well directed but Ponting gets forward and then turns his head away, dropping the hands, to allow it pass ... he took his eyes off it but all is well

52.6

Sharma to Ponting, no run, gets forward, then waits and defends a length ball to point

Australia 159/1   I Sharma 12-2-38-0

54.1

Sharma to Katich, FOUR, there's four more to Katich, who gets a nice wide one and drives on the up through the covers, Zaheer runs around and dives but the bounce beats him

54.2

Sharma to Katich, no run, leaves this good-length ball outside off alone now

54.3

Sharma to Katich, no run, back of a length outside off and he pushes it towards cover

54.4

Sharma to Katich, OUT, edged and taken, against the run of play! Katich pokes at a good-length ball with minimal footwork and the resultant thick edge is easily taken by Dhoni, after which Katich kicks the ground in disgust and turns for the dressing room .. so Ishant does indeed produce a breakthrough

SM Katich c †Dhoni b Sharma 66 (230m 149b 7x4 0x6) SR: 44.29

54.5

Sharma to Hussey, no run, thats a slower one outside off, left alone by Hussey

54.6

Sharma to Hussey, no run, pitches on leg and straightens, Hussey defends it back to Ishant

Australia 166/2   I Sharma 13-2-42-1

56.1

Sharma to Hussey, no run, short of a length outside off and Hussey shoulders arms

56.2

Sharma to Hussey, no run, pitches it up again, angling away, and he leaves it be

56.3

Sharma to Hussey, no run, too wide, angling away off a length and Hussey leaves it be

56.4

Sharma to Hussey, no run, on leg this time, moving back in, he falls over in his defence

56.5

Sharma to Hussey, no run, into his pads and he patiently tucks it to midwicket

56.6

Sharma to Hussey, no run, good length, Hussey shuffles and defends, and that will be tea

Australia 166/2   I Sharma 14-3-42-1

58.1

Sharma to Ponting, no run, wide outside off, Ponting lunges, and leaves it alone. The ball bounces twice on the way to Dhoni

58.2

Sharma to Ponting, no run, wide again, and left alone

58.3

Sharma to Ponting, no run, full, on the off stump, and defended back

58.4

Sharma to Ponting, no run, another wide delivery, left alone again, and it bounces well short of Dhoni again

58.5

Sharma to Ponting, no run, off target again, and Ponting is happy to lunge and leave it

58.6

Sharma to Ponting, 1 run, he must be tired of leaving them alone, cuts this wide delivery, and gets a single to the sweeper

Australia 176/2   I Sharma 15-3-43-1

88.1

Sharma to Hussey, no run, straightens after pitching on leg stump, Hussey defends it back

88.2

Sharma to Hussey, FOUR, good length, angling away, and thats a cultured soft-handed defensive into the gap between slips and gully for four, with no third man in place

88.3

Sharma to Hussey, 1 run, gets forward and nudges a smart single into the covers

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   I Sharma 16-3-49-1

90.1

Sharma to Watson, no run, back of a length and Watson punches it back to Ishant

90.2

Sharma to Watson, no run, loosener, pitched up to invite the drive outside off, but the ball wobbles and stays low so Watson gets a look in and leaves it alone

90.3

Sharma to Watson, no run, and again, this one's up there but Watson leaves it alone

90.4

Sharma to Watson, no run, fuller in length and Watson drives off the front foot to cover

90.5

Sharma to Watson, no run, wider one, a touch shorter, moves away and he leaves it be

90.6

Sharma to Watson, no run, again a gentle bit of away movement off a decent length, Watson gets the back leg across and shoulders arms, end of a tidy over from Ishant

Australia 257/4   I Sharma 17-4-49-1

92.1

Sharma to Watson, no run, lots of swing, and a loud, loud appeal! Pitches on a length and jags back a lot, thudding into Watson's flap above the knee roll, thats a confident appeal but the bounce and amount of swing leaves enough doubt in Asad Rauf's mind, and replays indicate it was doing too much and carrying on over the stumps ... still, a very, very close appeal

92.2

Sharma to Watson, no run, gentle seam there, wobbling away after pitching wide of the stumps

92.3

Sharma to Watson, OUT, but he's gone now! Ishant strikes early into the day, pitching it on a good length, on the upright seam, getting the ball to come back in and a feeble Watson half-heartedly pokes at it and the ball nips back past the edge to clip off stump

SR Watson b Sharma 2 (15m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.28

92.4

Sharma to Haddin, no run, swing but its too full down the leg side and he clips to leg

92.5

Sharma to Haddin, no run, nips back in again, from wide of the stumps, and shaves over the top of off stump after Haddin opts to leave it be

92.6

Sharma to Haddin, 1 leg bye, again this slants down Haddin's pads and he plays it away to leg

Australia 260/5   I Sharma 18-5-49-2

94.1

Sharma to Haddin, no run, back of a length, jags back in, Haddin stands and defends well

94.2

Sharma to Haddin, no run, thats close, Haddin reaching out to width and slashing a cut, but the inswing cramps him and he under-edges back past the stumps, Dhoni reacts well and dives to save a certain boundary

94.3

Sharma to Haddin, no run, oh that's a dangerous leave! Ishant pitches back of a length and the ball swings back tremendously, Haddin shoulders arms and looks on as the ball zips back in and goes over the top of leg stump

94.4

Sharma to Haddin, no run, slants in again from off stump, clips Haddin's pads, Dhoni fields

94.5

Sharma to Haddin, no run, back of a length, coming in, Haddin gets tall and defends

94.6

Sharma to Haddin, no run, overpitched now outside off, he drives well but straight to Harbhajan

Australia 263/5   I Sharma 19-6-49-2

96.1

Sharma to Haddin, 1 run, goes for an attempted cover drive and inside-edges to square leg

96.2

Sharma to Hussey, no run, full on about middle and off, swings in, driven towards mid-off

96.3

Sharma to Hussey, no run, pitches outside leg, Hussey defends it back towards Ishant

96.4

Sharma to Hussey, no run, again, pitches outside leg and comes in, Hussey defends

96.5

Sharma to Hussey, no run, on the stumps, again Hussey watchfully defends it back

96.6

Sharma to Hussey, 1 run, comes forward and squeezes a full one to gully for a single

Australia 273/5   I Sharma 20-6-51-2

98.1

Sharma to Hussey, no run, outside leg, Hussey falls over as he works the ball to midwicket

98.2

Sharma to Hussey, no run, outside leg once again and he defends to midwicket

98.3

Sharma to Hussey, 1 leg bye, full outside the pads, tucked to midwicket for one this time

98.4

Sharma to Haddin, no run, poor stroke from Haddin, feet anchored as he reaches out and fishes at a wide one swinging away, there's a noise but the ball doesn't carry to Dhoni

98.5

Sharma to Haddin, no run, thats too wide outside off and Haddin can easily leave it be

98.6

Sharma to Haddin, no run, another poor shot from Haddin, coming onto the front foot and slashing at a wide delivery that swings away, beaten but it nearly took the edge that time

Australia 285/5   I Sharma 21-7-51-2

100.1

Sharma to Hussey, no run, poor ball, sliding out of Ishant's hands and going way outside leg stump, wobbling off the seam and rolling to Dhoni behind the stumps

100.2

Sharma to Hussey, 1 leg bye, outside leg stump, tucked off the pads for a single, leg byes it is

100.3

Sharma to Haddin, no run, gets some room and mistimes the cut towards gully

100.4

Sharma to Haddin, no run, back of a length, Haddin gets onto the toes and drives it back

100.5

Sharma to Haddin, no run, oh ho ho, Haddin goes for a booming drive now and gets a thick outside edge that flies to Kumble at gully on the bounce, plucky, plucky ...

100.6

Sharma to Haddin, 1 run, full and this time he driver much better, Ganguly fumbles at extra cover

Australia 294/5   I Sharma 22-7-52-2

102.1

Sharma to Hussey, 1 run, on a length, on the pads, all Hussey needs to do is drop and run, there are singles available all over the leg-side field

102.2

Sharma to Haddin, no run, lovely bowling, starting just outside off stump, drawing Haddin into the shot, and then getting it to hold its line, unlucky not to get the edge there

102.3

Sharma to Haddin, no run, that was wild from Haddin, this was wide, moving away, and Haddin goes for drive, and misses it

102.4

Sharma to Haddin, no run, that's on a length, starting wide of off stump, Haddin lets it go, but the ball cuts back, but not enough

102.5

Sharma to Haddin, no run, quick on the stumps, and defended back

102.6

Sharma to Haddin, no run, fuller, drivable length. Drive goes Haddin, but finds Harbhajan at cover

Australia 299/5   I Sharma 23-7-53-2

118.1

Sharma to Hussey, no run, pitches on leg, goes on and Hussey pushes the ball to cover

118.2

Sharma to Hussey, 3 runs, now thats full outside leg stump and Hussey picks it off his pads and runs back for the third as midwicket and deep square leg run after the ball

118.3

Sharma to Haddin, no run, a wild one-handed slash from Haddin, looking to hit the wide one but the deviation and low bounce undo him on that occasion

118.4

Sharma to Haddin, no run, still room on offer and Haddin chops it along the ground to gully

118.5

Sharma to Haddin, no run, good length there, on about middle and off and Haddin defends

118.6

Sharma to Haddin, 1 run, touch too full, Haddin onto the front foot quickly with a drive to mid-off

Australia 337/5   I Sharma 24-7-57-2

120.1

Sharma to Haddin, no run, there to be driven but he mistimes the shot to the man at cover

120.2

Sharma to Haddin, FOUR, intentional shot with no third man in place, Haddin getting room to free his hands and steer the short and wide delivery over the slips for four, positive intent

120.3

Sharma to Haddin, no run, back of a length, much tighter, and Haddin defends it back

120.4

Sharma to Haddin, 1 leg bye, plenty of movement, jagging down sharply past the stumps after hitting a crack, Dhoni dives and gets a hand to it, saving runs, leg byes are signaled, well stopped there because the bounce was poor

120.5

Sharma to Hussey, FOUR, ah, lucky for Hussey, and thats his ninth Test hundred! A stellar effort, coming up with a fortuitous thick inside edge back past leg stump, shaping to drive the ball through the covers but surviving with his heart in his mouth

120.6

Sharma to Hussey, no run, good length delivery outside off and Hussey lets it go

Australia 349/5   I Sharma 25-7-65-2

122.1

Sharma to Hussey, no run, worked across Hussey a tad too wide and he watches it pass

122.2

Sharma to Hussey, no run, slower one yet still angled across, and Hussey shoulders arms

122.3

Sharma to Hussey, no run, shorter one this time and he gets in line to defend it back

122.4

Sharma to Hussey, no run, fuller and wider, staying low for Dhoni after Hussey leaves

122.5

Sharma to Hussey, 1 run, outside leg, straightens, and he turns it to midwicket

122.6

Sharma to Haddin, OUT, slower ball bamboozles Haddin! Ishant rolls his fingers across this one, pitching on a good length and Haddin is into the shot a day too early and tries to half-drive but finds Laxman stationed at short cover

BJ Haddin c Laxman b Sharma 33 (126m 110b 4x4 0x6) SR: 30.00

Australia 350/6   I Sharma 26-7-66-3

124.1

Sharma to White, no run, wide outside off stump, left alone by White, relaxed start for White

124.2

Sharma to White, no run, on target this time, stayed a touch low too, White has half a foot forward, and defends it

124.3

Sharma to White, no run, just outside off stump, on a length, White lets it through to Dhoni

124.4

Sharma to White, no run, swinging in, fuller, White gets the bat down in time to play it towards mid-off

124.5

Sharma to White, 2 runs, first runs for White, swinging in, a tad too straight and White flicks it towards midwicket where Tendulkar gets a hand onto the ball, saving a possible boundary

124.6

Sharma to White, no run, dug in short, White looks to cut, but this one doesn't really rise, and takes the underside edge. All's safe, though

Australia 356/6   I Sharma 27-7-68-3

126.1

Sharma to Hussey, no run, on a length, no room for Hussey to work it into the gap

126.2

Sharma to Hussey, no run, another tight delivery, on a length, moving away just a bit, ending up around offside, and Hussey just defends it

126.3

Sharma to Hussey, 1 run, this time there is a bit of room, and that's all Hussey needs to gently open the face and take an easy single to sweeper cover where Zaheer does the fielding

126.4

Sharma to White, FOUR, short and wide, White frees his arms, doesn't connect properly as it gets a bit big on him, but the thick edge takes it safely through the gap between second slip and gully

126.5

Sharma to White, OUT, slow death again, loopy slower delivery, same one as to Haddin, White goes for the drive, and loops it to Harbhajan at extra cover. Harbhajan takes a good low catch; the ball was dipping low on him. This is Ishant's fourth wicket, just reward for hard work

CL White c Harbhajan Singh b Sharma 6 (16m 13b 1x4 0x6) SR: 46.15

126.6

Sharma to Lee, no run, widish, shortish, Lee resists the urge to go for a cut, and Dhoni does the collecting

Australia 362/7   I Sharma 28-7-73-4

128.1

Sharma to Hussey, 1 run, opened the face on a delivery outside off for an easy single

128.2

Sharma to Lee, 1 run, swinging in, Lee's high backlift excited the bowler for a brief moment, but the bat came down in time to guide it towards midwicket

128.3

Sharma to Hussey, no run, another slower delivery, foxed Hussey this time, but it pitched just outside leg stump, so there is no shout this time

128.4

Sharma to Hussey, no run, outside off, angling away, driven on the up, but can't beat Tendulkar in the covers

128.5

Sharma to Hussey, 1 run, shorter, didn't rise enough, got the inside edge from Hussey, but it went safely towards square leg for a single

128.6

Sharma to Lee, no run, length ball, outside off, Lee, down on a knee, goes for the drive, but doesn't get the timing right

Australia 366/7   I Sharma 29-7-76-4

130.1

Sharma to Hussey, no run, overpitched, driven away towards cover, but straight to Laxman

130.2

Sharma to Hussey, no run, just short of length, within the stumps, and Hussey has no choice but to play it straight back to the bowler

130.3

Sharma to Hussey, no run, angling away, left alone by Hussey. Hussey's comfort here is Dhoni's trouble, as the ball bounces well in front of him. He does well to get his pads together. No byes ensue

130.4

Sharma to Hussey, no run, another accurate delivery, keeps Hussey on his toes. He can't work the ball around if it is accurate

130.5

Sharma to Hussey, no run, left alone by Hussey, but this one missed the off stump by a small margin

130.6

Sharma to Hussey, 1 run, ordinary captaincy here. the field sits back for the last ball of the over, and Hussey obliges by cutting it to sweeper cover. Lee hasn't faced a delivery for the last two overs

Australia 368/7   I Sharma 30-7-77-4
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