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

12.1

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, quick ball, 96.5ks, flat on middle and leg and he defends

12.2

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, pushed across Katich this time, slower, and he leaves it be

12.3

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, tossed up real slow and loopy like, he drives it towards mid-off

12.4

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, quick again, on leg stump, Katich defends and the ball takes his glove and then pad, but Gambhir at short leg is late to react and cannot get there, the extra bounce did it for Katich

12.5

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, slower, wider, and he steers it towards backward point

12.6

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, tosses it up on middle and leg and Katich firmly defends it back

Australia 34/1   Harbhajan Singh 1-1-0-0

14.1

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, tosses up on leg stump, Katich drives it back to Harbhajan

14.2

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, flat one rather wide and Katich reaches out and drives to cover

14.3

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, there's the quick one, leg stump, worked to Gambhir at short leg

14.4

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, a tad slower, off stump, Katich drives again to cover

14.5

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, pushed across Katich this time and he leaves it for Dhoni

14.6

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, the length is short and Katich gets back and pounces with a slapping cut shot, but he can only hit it to the man at backward point

Australia 36/1   Harbhajan Singh 2-2-0-0

16.1

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, tossed up on off stump a tad short and Katich drives to cover

16.2

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, slower ball, looping up outside leg, Katich smothers the spin

16.3

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, 1 run, too full and flat outside leg and he whips it down to fine leg

16.4

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, FOUR, wrong line, flat and too short and sliding down leg stump and Ponting eases that around the corner for four, Tendulkar runs down to the ropes and brings it back

16.5

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, no run, better delivery, on a length outside off and Ponting defends

16.6

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, no run, looped up, good dip too, Ponting gets over it and defends well

Australia 45/1   Harbhajan Singh 3-2-5-0

18.1

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, flat one, outside leg, Katich uses his feet and defends it to short leg

18.2

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, drifts across Katich this time, who leaves it be

18.3

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, flat in middle and leg, no spin, he gets in and smothers it again

18.4

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, flat, going across, he reaches out and drives on the up to mid-off

18.5

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, quicker one, 93.2ks, drifting into middle and leg, defended

18.6

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, changes his pace, slows it down and drifts it wide, Katich is tempted out of his crease but ends up defending to short cover

Australia 50/1   Harbhajan Singh 4-3-5-0

20.1

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, no run, flat on off stump, no turn, Ponting waits and turns it to short leg

20.2

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, FOUR, top shot, Harbhajan tosses it up this time and Ponting uses his feet, simply clipping it past Ganguly at mid-on for four, lovely to watch, but no so much the lack of effort from Ganguly

20.3

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, no run, tosses it up again on a length and he defends this time

20.4

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, 1 run, too flat, down leg, turned past short leg for an easy single

20.5

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, spins across Katich, who leaves it be just over the top of off

20.6

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, flat on middle and off, change of pace, he defends it watchfully

Australia 56/1   Harbhajan Singh 5-3-10-0

22.1

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, no run, tossed up on off stump, he comes well forward and defends

22.2

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, no run, pushed through fast on the stumps, whipped to midwicket

22.3

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, 1 run, slower ball, but down leg, Ponting is already on the front foot and then waits, tucking the ball past short leg for a single

22.4

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, quick ball, 96ks, but too wide outside off and he leaves

22.5

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, very full and flat and Katich gets right over the ball to defend

22.6

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, 1 run, holds back the length, Katich is alert and waits, getting back to push it towards cover and Ponting calls for the quick single, well run there

Australia 61/1   Harbhajan Singh 6-3-12-0

24.1

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, flat outside off, he reaches out and drives to cover-point

24.2

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, 1 run, flat and down leg stump, turned to Ganguly down on the ropes

24.3

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, 1 run, slower ball, slides down leg stump, turned to short leg

24.4

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, pushes this one to short cover, who dives and fumbles, point is quick to react

24.5

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, fired into the blockhole and Katich jams it out in time

24.6

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, flat again, off stump, he gets in an allows it to pass to Dhoni

Australia 66/1   Harbhajan Singh 7-3-14-0

26.1

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, flat outside off stump and Katich defends to the off side

26.2

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, directed into his pads and he defends with an inside edge

26.3

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, this one holds its line and Katich thrusts forward to defend it away

26.4

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, FOUR, inviting room and Katich likes this one, cashing in on the width with a free-flowing drive through the covers, well played

26.5

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, flat and short, he gets back in his crease and defends this one

26.6

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, 1 run, and Katich ends the session with a flick towards mid-on for one

Australia 75/1   Harbhajan Singh 8-3-19-0

37.1

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, no run, loopy delivery on the off stump, Ponting gets his foot right down and defends

37.2

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, no run, flatter doosra outside off stump, defended to cover

37.3

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, no run, loopier this time, turning in, and Ponting defends it back

37.4

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, no run, full on the stumps, defended it to short midwicket

37.5

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, 1 run, on the legs, Ponting waits for it to turn, and sweeps it fine

37.6

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, driven away towards extra cover, where Ishant Sharma prevents the single

Australia 99/1   Harbhajan Singh 9-3-20-0

39.1

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, driven towards extracover, Laxman is staioned at short extracover, and prevents a single

39.2

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, 1 run, turned away square to Gambhir, the second man at short extracover. The single brings up the 100 of the partnership and the innings

39.3

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, no run, full outside off stump, Ponting is on the front foot and defends it back to bowler

39.4

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, no run, full again, whipped away towards midwicket, but Laxman does the fielding at short midwicket

39.5

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, no run, topspinner this time, but Ponting moves quickly to defend it

39.6

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, FOUR, Mighty! On the legs this time, Ponting slogsweeps it high towards midwicket. He has equalled his best score in India

Australia 104/1   Harbhajan Singh 10-3-25-0

41.1

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, 1 run, outside leg, and played it behind square

41.2

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, on leg stump, turning away, and defended back

41.3

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, 1 run, this one turned big, but slow, and Katich had time to go onto the back foot, adjust and place the ball through covers

41.4

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, 1 run, full outside off stump, and driven to widish mid-off for an easy single

41.5

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, front foot is down quickly, and the fullish delivery is defended back

41.6

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, 1 run, easy as they come, outside leg stump, turning a bit, Katich gets on top of the bounce and turns it around the corner

Australia 110/1   Harbhajan Singh 11-3-29-0

43.1

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, 1 run, flat on the pads and effortlessly clipped through midwicket

43.2

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, FOUR, short and wide, very inviting, Katich has a go at it and cuts it hard and late well wide of slip and thats going to be four, simple as can be

43.3

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, some loop now, into the rough outside off, and he drives to point

43.4

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, FOUR, smashed, and thats Katich's half-century! Harbhajan serves up the wide half-volley and Katich smears it between cover and point for four, well played

43.5

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, quicker, and with some turn, but Katich leaves it be outside off

43.6

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, 1 run, another single, pushed between cover and point rather gently

Australia 124/1   Harbhajan Singh 12-3-39-0

45.1

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, no run, full and flat on the stumps, uses his feet and drives to midwicket

45.2

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, no run, straightens after pitching, Ponting lunges forward and leaves

45.3

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, 1 run, slower, tossed up, he gets across and on-drives a sharp single

45.4

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, flighted across Katich, who waits and nudges it to point

45.5

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, speared into middle and leg, Katich flicks it to midwicket

45.6

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, slower, drifting in from outside leg, Katich smothers the spin

Australia 129/1   Harbhajan Singh 13-3-40-0

47.1

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, 1 run, short, hint of turn, he gets back and drives through cover

47.2

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, no run, slower ball, middle and leg, he waits and turns it fine

47.3

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, 2 runs, drags it short, no turn, Ponting gets back and punches past point

47.4

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, no run, decent delivery, straightens and squares up Ponting, defending

47.5

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, no run, gets forward, back leg moving, and he defends it back

47.6

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, 1 run, overpitched and he drives expansively to mid-off to keep strike

Australia 139/1   Harbhajan Singh 14-3-44-0

49.1

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, flat ball, spins away, Katich gets across and defends it back

49.2

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, flat on middle and off, he strides forward and defends

49.3

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, 1 run, pushes it across Katich, though a bit too full, and he gently taps that towards cover and calls for the single, Ponting is sharp to respond, well run

49.4

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, no run, pushed in quick, a good line too, forcing Ponting back to defend

49.5

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, FOUR, and he responds with a smashing pick-up shot, using his feet and playing with the turn, hitting it high over midwicket, raising Australia's 150

49.6

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, 1 run, slower, generously tossed up outside off, he on-drives a single

Australia 151/1   Harbhajan Singh 15-3-50-0

51.1

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, slower one, angled across, he gets his foot forward and defends

51.2

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, flatter outside leg, Katich gets well forward and defends again

51.3

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, quicker now, on and around off and he pats it to point

51.4

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, 1 run, skips out and whips a full delivery to midwicket for a single

51.5

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, no run, change of pace, straightens after pitching, Ponting defends to leg

51.6

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, FOUR, ah, too full and wide and Ponting executes a classic cover drive

Australia 158/1   Harbhajan Singh 16-3-55-0

70.1

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, 1 run, wrong line and Hussey sweeps it away for a single

70.2

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, 1 run, well tossed up but wide, and Ponting nudges it to point

70.3

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, slow one again, middle and leg, he thrusts forward in defence

70.4

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, pushed through quicker, defended on the front foot

70.5

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, fullish again and Hussey pats it back to the bowler

70.6

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, FOUR, outside leg, full and flat, and he escorts it to fine leg

Australia 211/2   Harbhajan Singh 17-3-61-0

72.1

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, 1 run, looped up generously and Ponting clips from off stump to mid-on

72.2

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, flatter, pushed across, Hussey defends towards cover

72.3

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, flat again, fast delivery, again pushed to the off side

72.4

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, outside leg, spins in, he shuffles and turns it to short leg

72.5

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, 1 run, now he gets a single, squeezed into the gap at cover-point

72.6

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, no run, doosra, but wrong line and its defended to short leg

Australia 214/2   Harbhajan Singh 18-3-63-0

74.1

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, no run, tossed up a tad, slower one, Ponting defends it back

74.2

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, 1 run, slow again, but down leg and its tucked around the corner

74.3

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, flat on leg stump, Hussey wants to turn it but ends up defending

74.4

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, full and flat, pushed across Hussey, who steers it to point

74.5

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, some turn from outside leg, Hussey defends uneasily to off

74.6

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, slows the pace again, wisely, and Hussey gets forward to block

Australia 217/2   Harbhajan Singh 19-3-64-0

76.1

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, 1 run, and he bowls it flat on leg stump, giving Ponting a single

76.2

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, slow one about leg stump and defended to Gambhir

76.3

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, changes the pace and pushes it across, defended to the off side

76.4

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, flat now, and short, so Hussey gets back and punches to cover

76.5

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, 1 run, full, dips on Hussey, who waits and pushes it into the gap at point

76.6

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, no run, and he bowls it full on the pads, easily turned for a single

Australia 222/2   Harbhajan Singh 20-3-66-0

78.1

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, 1 run, still the wrong line, so he turns this towards square leg for one

78.2

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, 1 run, full on off stump, gently pushed to point for a quick single

78.3

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, no run, flat on the pads, turned towards midwicket for a single

78.4

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, OUT, and Ponting goes lbw! Thats the ninth time he's fallen to Harbhajan in Tests, but perhaps it hit him outside the line ... Harbhajan tosses it up outside off stump, Ponting goes down to sweep, getting his front leg across, but the ball stays low and hits the pad, and after a long thought Asad Rauf gives it out ... I'll need to see replays of that

RT Ponting lbw b Harbhajan Singh 123 (331m 243b 13x4 0x6) SR: 50.61

78.5

Harbhajan Singh to Clarke, no run, full on middle and leg and he defends it back

78.6

Harbhajan Singh to Clarke, no run, flat on the stumps and he defends it back to Harbhajan

Australia 226/3   Harbhajan Singh 21-3-68-1

80.1

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, sharp turn outside off stump, he gets in and leaves it be

80.2

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, full on the stumps, he defends it back

80.3

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, drives fiercely into Gambhir at silly point, into his shin and ricochets

80.4

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, flatter, he goes back and hits it towards mid-off

80.5

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, 3 runs, tosses it up, he gets across and helps it towards deep point, where Zaheer runs in an makes an interesting save, pushing the ball back inside before jumping over the ropes down there

80.6

Harbhajan Singh to Clarke, no run, slow one on middle and off, Clarke gets in and defends

Australia 231/3   Harbhajan Singh 22-3-71-1

82.1

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, pushed across Hussey, who gets forward and leaves

82.2

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, short and wide but he can only cut it to the man at point

82.3

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, quick again, some turn, but wide enough that he can leave it be

82.4

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, straighter one, Hussey uses his feet and drives down the ground

82.5

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, spins across him now, with some bounce, and he leaves again

82.6

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, flat outside off, no turn, Hussey defends off the front foot

Australia 232/3   Harbhajan Singh 23-4-71-1

84.1

Harbhajan Singh to Clarke, no run, fast, real fast, sliding down leg stump and Dhoni does well to collect

84.2

Harbhajan Singh to Clarke, no run, top spin, slower through the air, defended to silly point

84.3

Harbhajan Singh to Clarke, no run, well bowled, spinning into Clarke, who defends with an inside edge

84.4

Harbhajan Singh to Clarke, no run, spins in but he gets a real stride in and defends

84.5

Harbhajan Singh to Clarke, no run, slower again, decent drift attempted, defended to silly point

84.6

Harbhajan Singh to Clarke, no run, top over, hitting all the right areas and getting Clarke to feel for it and defend to silly point ... a couple of those deliveries kicked and hit the bat high on the blade

Australia 245/3   Harbhajan Singh 24-5-71-1

86.1

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, quick, spinning across, stays low and Hussey defends in a hurry

86.2

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, spins across from leg stump and its defended again

86.3

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, flat delivery, middle and off, Hussey gets over it and defends

86.4

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, thats a bit too wide, Hussey drives hard but straight to cover

86.5

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, pushed through on the stumps and he keeps it out again

86.6

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, slow, no turn, and Hussey defends it wide of slip, point runs in

Australia 246/3   Harbhajan Singh 25-6-71-1

104.1

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, 1 run, full, turning away, played just to the right of Zaheer at mid-off, and they pinch the single

104.2

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, no run, off-stump line, and defended back

104.3

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, no run, shorter, looking for the topspinner, but Haddin pats it back

104.4

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, 1 run, hit straight to Ganguly at mid-off, and they pinch a single again. This was close, but Haddin would have in, even if he had hit

104.5

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, 1 run, on the pads, and turned away easily

104.6

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, no run, on the stumps, staying a touch low, played gently to short leg

Australia 303/5   Harbhajan Singh 26-6-74-1

106.1

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, no run, fullish, and played to mid-on

106.2

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, no run, looks to drive, but hits straight to mid-off

106.3

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, no run, outside off, turning in, and defended into covers

106.4

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, no run, flatter, and played to midwicket

106.5

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, no run, flighted a bit more, only meets the straight bat of Haddin

106.6

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, 1 run, another quick single, it's Ishant this time. Just a tap towards point, and off they went. Ishant was slow to start

Australia 308/5   Harbhajan Singh 27-6-75-1

108.1

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, full on the stumps, defended easily

108.2

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, starts leg, spins away, and defended

108.3

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, 1 run, quick single again, just wide of mid-off again

108.4

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, no run, full, straight, and is defended back

108.5

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, no run, another flighted delivery just outside off, and played towards short leg

108.6

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, no run, nearly there, Haddin looks to defend with an angled bat, and plays it uppishly towards Laxman at shortish midwicket. But it doesn't carry

Australia 313/5   Harbhajan Singh 28-6-76-1

110.1

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, 1 run, just short of length, and Hussey rocks back to cut it to wide of point

110.2

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, no run, fuller and slower this time, and Haddin defends confidently

110.3

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, no run, a touch shorter, and Haddin has enough time to defend it off the back foot

110.4

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, no run, topspinner this time, but can't breach Haddin's defence

110.5

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, no run, fuller offbreak, and played with the turn into the leg side

110.6

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, no run, fastish offbreak, and driven to mid-off. It's hit too hard to take a single

Australia 315/5   Harbhajan Singh 29-6-77-1

112.1

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, 1 run, full outside leg stump, turned towards deep square leg

112.2

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, no run, tossed up gently on middle and off, defended back

112.3

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, no run, fuller and flatter, Haddin onto the front foot, driving to mid-off

112.4

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, no run, pushed through slow, leg stump, back he goes, turning it away

112.5

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, 1 run, quicker but wrong line and he turns it past square leg

112.6

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, quicker one, pitches just outside leg stump, Hussey thrusts forward and defends, ball raps the flap and excited an animated Harbhajan but Rauf is unmoved

Australia 323/5   Harbhajan Singh 30-6-79-1

114.1

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, slow delivery on middle and off, watchfully defended back

114.2

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, angled across Hussey, who holds back his bat and leaves

114.3

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, 1 run, pitches outside leg, spins in, back goes Hussey, shuffling and turning it away for another easy single, it all comes so easy to this man

114.4

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, no run, and he beats Haddin with the angle, pushing the ball across him as he feels for it and misses, an alert Dhoni collects

114.5

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, no run, good length, spinning back in and he defends it back

114.6

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, no run, goes on with the arm, Haddin goes deep and defends

Australia 326/5   Harbhajan Singh 31-6-80-1

116.1

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, tossed up on middle and leg and Hussey defends

116.2

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, fuller and flatter, he uses his feet and drives to Ganguly at mid-on

116.3

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, 1 run, faster one, holds back the length, lands outside leg stump and takes the inside-edge past square leg

116.4

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, 1 run, tosses it up outside leg, Haddin goes back and turns it away

116.5

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, outside leg, Hussey goes for the sweep but cant get bat on it

116.6

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, and again, a quicker one is defended back by Hussey

Australia 329/5   Harbhajan Singh 32-6-82-1

119.1

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, 1 run, gently lobbed up outside off stump and Haddin reaches forward and nudges a single into the covers, running down to the other end with ease

119.2

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, lands it on a length, outside leg, and Hussey pats it back

119.3

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, pushes it across, slower through the air, driven to cover

119.4

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, 1 run, and again, tosses it up gently, this time Hussey dabs one square

119.5

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, 1 run, flatter, drifting down leg, easily turned out to deep square leg

119.6

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, flat, pitching outside leg, spins in, he works it back to Harbhajan

Australia 340/5   Harbhajan Singh 33-6-85-1

121.1

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, no run, flat on the stumps, Haddin goes back and defends to short leg

121.2

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, no run, skips down, Harbhajan fires it in, Haddin turns it to Gambhir at short leg, who picks and throws it back onto the base of the stumps, but Haddin is just in

121.3

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, no run, slower this time but rather flat and he turns it to Gambhir again

121.4

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, no run, slows the pace, landing it on a length and forces him to defend

121.5

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, no run, full ball this time, Haddin drives along the ground to mid-off

121.6

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, no run, slider, turns in a fair amount and catches Haddin high on the front pad as he brings the bat down late, it is heading down leg stump and Koertzen starts shaking his head even as Harbhajan and Dhoni start appealing

Australia 349/5   Harbhajan Singh 34-7-85-1

123.1

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, pushed across the stumps and he leaves it be

123.2

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, tossed up on the stumps and he defends it back to Harbhajan

123.3

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, FOUR, good shot, using his feet and reaching out to smash this past mid-off, ball hurries down the ground and Zaheer dives over it

123.4

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, flat on the stumps, he gets forward and defends

123.5

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, tossed up, he comes forward and drives it to cover

123.6

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, quicker one, sliding away, and he leaves it be

Australia 354/6   Harbhajan Singh 35-7-89-1

125.1

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, 1 run, just short of a length, spinning away, and Hussey - just like that - helps it into the covers for a single; Test cricket is easy, isn't it?

125.2

Harbhajan Singh to White, no run, just outside off, spinning in ever so slowly, and defended back by White

125.3

Harbhajan Singh to White, no run, loopier, fuller, White gets some power into it, but it's straight back to the bowler

125.4

Harbhajan Singh to White, no run, on a length outside off, and defended

125.5

Harbhajan Singh to White, no run, flighted well, just outside off, inviting a drive, White obliges, it goes uppishly towards mid-off

125.6

Harbhajan Singh to White, no run, flatter again, and defended easily

Australia 357/6   Harbhajan Singh 36-7-90-1

127.1

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, over-pitched on the legs, and Hussey defends it back to the bowler

127.2

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, flighted delivery on leg stump, spinning towards off, and watchfully defended

127.3

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, 1 run, this one started outside leg, and Hussey turns it around the corner for an easy single. Not farming the strike just as yet

127.4

Harbhajan Singh to Lee, no run, fired into the legs, and defended easily

127.5

Harbhajan Singh to Lee, no run, big shout, not given. Flighted outside off, spun in sharply, hit Lee just in front of off. Harbhajan unlucky with that one. Hawkeye thinks it would hit the leg stump, but it looked plumber than that in normal replay

127.6

Harbhajan Singh to Lee, no run, flighted onto legs, and defended easily

Australia 363/7   Harbhajan Singh 37-7-91-1

129.1

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, starting outside leg, spinning away, and defended into the leg side by Hussey

129.2

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, again putside leg, shorter, and this one turned big and stayed low too. But it happened all too slow and Hussey got his bat down

129.3

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, opens the face and looks for a quick single, but Lee sends him back

129.4

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, more accurate this time, and Hussey defends it in front of off stump

129.5

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, pitching within stumps, and spinning away. Huss lets that one go

129.6

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, 1 run, what a waste, Ishant would think. Last ball of the over is short and wide, and Hussey rocks back and cuts it to sweeper cover, and retains the strike

Australia 367/7   Harbhajan Singh 38-7-92-1

131.1

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, FOUR, what a shot! this wasn't that short, just that it started outside leg, and Huss rocked back to pull it to midwicket boundary

131.2

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, fuller, almost a yorker, and defended easily

131.3

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, flatter again, and Hussey has no problem in defending the ones that are fired at his pads

131.4

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, outside leg again, and easily defended

131.5

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, SIX, Hussey in hurry, first six of the match, flighted by Harbhajan and Huss slog-sweeps it to rows over the midwicket boundary

131.6

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, finally India manage to prevent a single on the final delivery, via another quick delivery fired wide of off stump by Harbhajan. Hussey still managed to get bat onto it, but couldn't find the gap

Australia 378/7   Harbhajan Singh 39-7-102-1

133.1

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, flighted, turning away, Hussey defends it towards point

133.2

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, 1 run, this is bowled too full, Hussey plays it to wide of mid-on

133.3

Harbhajan Singh to Lee, no run, outside off, spinning in, Lee has big front foot down and outside the line of off, and defends it back to bowler

133.4

Harbhajan Singh to Lee, no run, flighted, beats the poking bat, and hits the pad. There is a big shout, but this one was doing too much

133.5

Harbhajan Singh to Lee, no run, Lee steps down, hits it one-bounce to Harbhajan who has a shy at the stumps, but Lee is safe and in

133.6

Harbhajan Singh to Lee, no run, fuller, on the stumps, and played away watchfully

Australia 381/7   Harbhajan Singh 40-7-103-1

135.1

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, slow, flighted on off stump, sits up, and Hussey fails to find the gap

135.2

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, flatter, but fuller, and Hussey stays back while he should have been front. But no damage done

135.3

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, flighted well this time, Hussey gets his front foot down, and defends

135.4

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, full again, on the off stump, and Hussey defends with soft hands

135.5

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, fired outside off stump, and Hussey lets it go

135.6

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, another wide one, Hussey leaves it alone, at least Harbhajan has managed to keep Lee on strike for the next over

Australia 382/7   Harbhajan Singh 41-8-103-1
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150
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