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
1.1

Clark to Sehwag, no run, on the mark, back of a length on leg and Sehwag defends it

1.2

Clark to Sehwag, no run, similar length and Sehwag stands deep to defend it back

1.3

Clark to Sehwag, no run, makes him play another, bowling it on the stumps, Sehwag gets onto his toes and pats the ball back to Clark, very tidy start this

1.4

Clark to Sehwag, FOUR, there's a shot, Sehwag back onto his toes and pushing a short of a length ball into the gap at extra cover, Johnson gives chase and dives near the ropes but ends up escorting the ball across

1.5

Clark to Sehwag, no run, a nothing shot that, Sehwag's feet rooted as he flashes at a full one and gets beaten, wobbly seam position from Clark that time

1.6

Clark to Sehwag, no run, ah, an inside-edge onto his back leg as Sehwag doesn't move and pokes at another back of a length ball

India 10/0   SR Clark 1-0-4-0
3.1

Clark to Sehwag, no run, gentle seam-up stuff, leg stump, defended to midwicket

3.2

Clark to Sehwag, 1 run, back of a length outside off stump, Sehwag transfers his weight and pushes the ball into the covers and calls for the single even as a sprightly Clarke swoops in, then he realises he's struggling and sticks out the bat, but Clarke misses the stumps, then shows his anger at himself for missing an underarm throw

3.3

Clark to Gambhir, no run, good length ball deviates away and Gambhir shoulders arms

3.4

Clark to Gambhir, no run, loud shout after Clark pitches fractionally outside leg stump and the ball stays low to hit Gambhir on the knee roll, there's noise too and it was a thin inside edge that saved Gambhir on that occasion

3.5

Clark to Gambhir, no run, shapes away off a length, Gambhir leaves confidently

3.6

Clark to Gambhir, FOUR, bread and butter for Gambhir, a half-volley on leg stump, flicked past midwicket with ease

India 15/0   SR Clark 2-0-9-0
5.1

Clark to Gambhir, no run, seems he's still in one-mode, shuffling forward and attempting another tip-and-run to cover-point, but he drops it at his feet and Clark runs in

5.2

Clark to Gambhir, 1 run, now he gets it, striding forward and dropping the ball in front of Clarke at cover-point, Sehwag responds to the call and gets between the ball and the stumps and cops the ball on his body after Clarke releases

5.3

Clark to Sehwag, FOUR, full on leg stump, a gimme, and Sehwag whips that through a diving midwicket for four to get the crowd cheering

5.4

Clark to Sehwag, no run, change of pace, middle and off, Sehwag defends with a straight bat

5.5

Clark to Sehwag, no run, slides into leg stump, catches Sehwag on the back foot, stuck to his crease, raps him on the flap and they ask the question, looks to the naked eye as if its too high and umpire Asad Rauf thinks the same

5.6

Clark to Sehwag, no run, overpitches on leg stump, Sehwag plays it to midwicket

India 24/0   SR Clark 3-0-14-0
7.1

Clark to Sehwag, no run, comes forward and defends a length ball along the ground to point

7.2

Clark to Sehwag, no run, on middle and leg, Sehwag tries to whip it away but the length is not on for that shot and he ends up half-heartedly playing it to midwicket

7.3

Clark to Sehwag, FOUR, good shot, not that wide from Clark but Sehwag gets on top of it and carves it smack past point for four more

7.4

Clark to Sehwag, no run, better length and he defends off the front foot to cover

7.5

Clark to Sehwag, no run, full on the toes, he clips but straight to deep midwicket

7.6

Clark to Sehwag, FOUR, lovely shot, just riding the bounce of a short ball on leg stump and tucking it off the hips and with no fine leg in place that will be four to Sehwag

India 35/0   SR Clark 4-0-22-0
9.1

Clark to Gambhir, no run, good length, going away from Gambhir, who leaves

9.2

Clark to Gambhir, no run, takes a few steps down but ends up defending it back

9.3

Clark to Gambhir, no run, back of a length, Gambhir dabs it right to backward point

9.4

Clark to Gambhir, no run, shuffles across the stumps, standing outside his crease, and tucks a short ball straight to midwicket

9.5

Clark to Gambhir, no run, fuller length outside off and he shoulders arms this time

9.6

Clark to Gambhir, no run, beaten by the shape on this occasion, pushing at one that goes on

India 38/0   SR Clark 5-1-22-0
11.1

Clark to Sehwag, no run, over-pitched, hit sweetly straight down the ground, but the mid-on is deep and Sehwag can't get it past him

11.2

Clark to Sehwag, 1 run, swinging in, but a bit too full, enough time for Sehwag to turn his wrists over it towards midwicket where Ponting misfields to allow the single

11.3

Clark to Gambhir, no run, probing delivery, starting on the off stump, off-cutting, Gambhir pokes at it, but luckily for him doesn't edge it

11.4

Clark to Gambhir, no run, that's an interrogation going on, Clark bowls a superb length, inviting another poke from Gambhir and beats him the slight away movement. What he'd do for an edge

11.5

Clark to Gambhir, no run, down the leg side, lets up the pressure a bit

11.6

Clark to Gambhir, no run, on the target again, Gambhir manages to get the middle of the bat this time, and defends

India 40/0   SR Clark 6-1-23-0
13.1

Clark to Sehwag, no run, but this is fuller, driving length, Sehwag drives but can't find the gap in the covers

13.2

Clark to Sehwag, no run, lovely leg-cutter, just outside off, very close to outside edge, but the edge is out of question because Haddin acknowledges it didn't carry in the first place

13.3

Clark to Sehwag, FOUR, smart batting follows smart bowling, deft touch to open the face of the bat, and guide it from off-stump line to gap between slip and gully

13.4

Clark to Sehwag, no run, fuller and driven straight to deepish mid-off

13.5

Clark to Sehwag, 1 run, soft hands again, fullish on the off stump, and Sehwag just taps the ball in front of him and runs. Good co-ordination between the batsmen

13.6

Clark to Gambhir, no run, starts off wide, angling in, but not enough to make Gambhir play

India 56/0   SR Clark 7-1-28-0
36.1

Clark to Dravid, no run, full, on and around off stump, and defended into the covers

36.2

Clark to Dravid, no run, starts off wide and short, Dravid thinks of a cut for a moment, but this comes in and stays low, and Dravid adjusts well

36.3

Clark to Dravid, no run, right on the money, in-between length, and around off-stump line, making Dravid play again, but not giving him any room to hit

36.4

Clark to Dravid, no run, legcutter this time, starts off stump line, moves away a bit, sort of squares Dravid up, who plays it down with soft hands

36.5

Clark to Dravid, no run, fuller, and a touch wider this time, Dravid is on to the front foot, and plays it into the covers

36.6

Clark to Dravid, no run, back on to the target, off stump and thereabouts, just a bit fuller than good length, and Dravid gets low and on to the front foot to defend it

India 110/4   SR Clark 8-2-28-0
38.1

Clark to Dravid, 2 runs, drifting on to the pads a touch, and whipped away by Dravid, square of fine leg

38.2

Clark to Dravid, FOUR, lovely glance this time, drifting on to the pads again, and Dravid gets his pad out of the way rolls the wrist over it, and gets it very fine

38.3

Clark to Dravid, no run, outside off this time, and fuller, and Dravid defends it into the covers

38.4

Clark to Dravid, 1 run, full, outside off, Dravid gets right forward, and defends it hard into the ground, and the ball bounces over the silly cover, and the batsmen go through for a single

38.5

Clark to Ganguly, no run, on the length, starting within the stumps, and going away with the angle, Ganguly gets beside the line and plays into the covers

38.6

Clark to Ganguly, 1 run, on the pads this time, and turned away to backward square leg for a single

India 125/4   SR Clark 9-2-36-0
40.1

Clark to Dravid, no run, slower ball, but a bit too full, and Dravid can wait for it, and defend it just outside the off stump

40.2

Clark to Dravid, no run, zoning in at the stumps, Clark, this one starts around off, and angles into the pads, Dravid pats it down to short midwicket

40.3

Clark to Dravid, no run, accurate legcutter this time, Dravid is pushed back, and defends it from the depth of the crease

40.4

Clark to Dravid, no run, fuller this time, and Dravid is right on the front foot, and defends it into the covers

40.5

Clark to Dravid, no run, wider, just short of good length, and left alone by Dravid

40.6

Clark to Dravid, 1 run, stays low again, from a length, Dravid adjusts well, plays with an open face, just wide of point, and gets a single

India 126/4   SR Clark 10-2-37-0
42.1

Clark to Dravid, no run, spot on again, with in the stumps, straightening a bit, and defended with a closed face by Dravid

42.2

Clark to Dravid, 1 run, fuller, a hint of reverse there, but getting too straight, and Dravid flicks it to backward square leg

42.3

Clark to Ganguly, no run, nearly got him there, wide, swinging away, Ganguly reaches out, it's so wide he loses his balance, and somehow fails to edge it. Ganguly is furious. Walks all the way back to square leg

42.4

Clark to Ganguly, no run, opens the face to a wide one, but top effort from Hussey at point, diving to his left

42.5

Clark to Ganguly, no run, full, driving length, just outside the off stump, but moving away with the angle, so Ganguly lets it go. Better from him this time

42.6

Clark to Ganguly, no run, even wider, and Ganguly is not repeating the mistake from the third ball of the over, and lets this one go

India 134/4   SR Clark 11-2-38-0
44.1

Clark to Dravid, no run, on the pads again, Dravid helps it along, but can't beat the strong on-side field

44.2

Clark to Dravid, no run, another accurate inswinger, Dravid gets a big stride out, and defends it in immaculate fashion

44.3

Clark to Dravid, no run, slower ball, Dravid picks it early, it's the legcutter action, but it is too full, and Dravid plays it comfortably back to the bowler

44.4

Clark to Dravid, no run, the one that goes away, but starts wide, and Dravid leaves it without any discomfort

44.5

Clark to Dravid, no run, short, Dravid looks for the cut for a moment, but this stays low again, and finall the bat comes down vertically

44.6

Clark to Dravid, no run, good length, just outside, and played watchfully to short cover

India 141/4   SR Clark 12-3-38-0
46.1

Clark to Dravid, 1 run, flicked away again, swinging in, onto the pads, and Dravid is looking comfortable with these

46.2

Clark to Ganguly, no run, on a length, around the off stump, Ganguly plays with soft hands and an open face, but Hussey is alert and doesn't allow the single

46.3

Clark to Ganguly, 2 runs, lovely shot, but not enough power, it was wide of off, and Ganguly his foot down, waited for the ball to come on, and pushed it between mid-off and extra cover; Lee does good retrieving and keeps them down to two

46.4

Clark to Ganguly, no run, fuller, around off stump again, Ganguly has got the front foot down, and defended into the covers

46.5

Clark to Ganguly, no run, shorter, quicker, and wide, and left alone

46.6

Clark to Ganguly, no run, on a length, stays low, is accurate, but Ganguly does well to keep it out

India 147/4   SR Clark 13-3-41-0
48.1

Clark to Ganguly, no run, juicy half-volley outside off stump, Ganguly goes to drive it big, but plays it straight to Lee at mid-off

48.2

Clark to Ganguly, no run, this one is straighter, and a touch shorter and slower, Ganguly leans in and plays it back straight down

48.3

Clark to Ganguly, no run, wide, and angling away, Haddin collects it in front of the first slip

48.4

Clark to Ganguly, 1 run, wide, half-volley, driven away towards sweeper cover. Looking good while playing these drives, is Ganguly

48.5

Clark to Dravid, 1 run, easy single this time, onto his pads, and turned away to fine leg. Dravid moves to one short of a fifty

48.6

Clark to Ganguly, no run, straighter to Ganguly this time, but Ganguly is solid in defence

India 153/4   SR Clark 14-3-43-0
89.1

Clark to Harbhajan Singh, no run, walks down the track, but this one is accurate, and is defended towards covers

89.2

Clark to Harbhajan Singh, no run, good bowling, within the stumps, on a length, can't leave it, can't work it away

89.3

Clark to Harbhajan Singh, 2 runs, audacious Bhaj, walks down the track again, and makes the length drivable, and turns it to wide of mid-on

89.4

Clark to Harbhajan Singh, no run, this one stayed low, around the off-stump line, and Harbhajan plays it back to the bowler

89.5

Clark to Harbhajan Singh, no run, just outside off, on a a length, and Harbhajan plays it to mid-off

89.6

Clark to Harbhajan Singh, 4 byes, down the legs, it stays low too, and it's a nightmare for Haddin. This makes it 23 byes in the innings

India 279/7   SR Clark 15-3-45-0
91.1

Clark to Khan, no run, first swinging delivery with the new ball, it's full, swings in, and raps Zaheer on the pads, but it was swinging too much perhaps. Good call, Rauf

91.2

Clark to Khan, no run, just outside off, and Zaheer looks to bludgeon it through the covers, but hits straight to mid-off

91.3

Clark to Khan, no run, slower ball, 117.9ks, and played with an open face into the covers

91.4

Clark to Khan, 1 no ball, short, rising delivery, Zaheer almost chops it onto the stumps, but it wouldn't have mattered, as Clark had overstepped

91.4

Clark to Khan, 1 run, just outside off, and Zaheer opens the face to steer it to thirdman

91.5

Clark to Harbhajan Singh, no run, full, and solid forward defensive by Harbhajan

91.6

Clark to Harbhajan Singh, FOUR, what a way to get to 50! Walk down the track to Clark as if he is a nets bowler, and flat-bat it straight past him for four. Singh, really, is king. What an applause for Bhaj

India 286/7   SR Clark 16-3-51-0
93.1

Clark to Harbhajan Singh, no run, rare play and miss, just outside the off stump, plays a nothing shot and plays over the ball

93.2

Clark to Harbhajan Singh, no run, slower ball, 115ks, just outside off, no trouble picking it for Harbhajan

93.3

Clark to Harbhajan Singh, no run, nice yorker, Harbhajan keeps it out, and it lobs off after the bounce to Clark

93.4

Clark to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, length ball, just outside off, and steered away for a single

93.5

Clark to Khan, 2 runs, finally, a tailender hoick, and it still gets him two. It was a length ball, and Zaheer fancied freeing his arm, hitting towards square leg

93.6

Clark to Khan, FOUR, a fulltoss on the pads, Zaheer clears the front pad, and hits it between backward square leg and midwicket, this must be hurting Australia

India 297/7   SR Clark 17-3-58-0
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