Australia tour of India, 2008/09 / Commentary

Border-Gavaskar Trophy - 1st Test

India v Australia

Match drawn

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77.1

Sehwag to Hussey, 1 run, tossed up outside leg stump and worked past midwicket

77.2

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, slow ball, some turn outside off, Ponting leaves it be

77.3

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, no turn now, a touch short, Ponting pushes off the back foot to cover

77.4

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, tossed up, inviting the drive, and Ponting plays it back to Sehwag

77.5

Sehwag to Ponting, 1 run, there's a low full toss and Ponting drives it down the ground for one

77.6

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, sharp turn, and bounce to boot! Sehwag rolls his fingers and gets this one to rip past Hussey's bat after it pitched on about leg stump, and beats him across

Australia 224/2   V Sehwag 1-0-2-0

79.1

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, tosses it up on leg stump and he defends patiently

79.2

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, well bowled, that one spinning back in and getting Hussey in a tangle as he gets back and tries to defend, the ball nearly rolls back onto leg stump

79.3

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, shorter one, he gets back and defends

79.4

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, and again, no room to work with so its patted back to Sehwag

79.5

Sehwag to Hussey, 1 run, slides down leg stump, Hussey tucks it away for a single

79.6

Sehwag to Clarke, 1 no ball, oversteps, Clarke strides in and defends it to short leg

79.6

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, flighted wide, real slow, and Clarke reaches out and mistimes it

Australia 228/3   V Sehwag 2-0-4-0

81.1

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, spins in from outside leg and Hussey turns it to midwicket

81.2

Sehwag to Hussey, 1 run, short and he gets over it, punching past cover for one, mid-off chases

81.3

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, flighted on middle and leg and Clarke defends

81.4

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, full and slow, getting Clarke stretching forward to defend

81.5

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, and again, he smothers the spin with a good stride in

81.6

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, flatter ball, turned to Gambhir at short leg, who is sharp to react

Australia 232/3   V Sehwag 3-0-5-0

85.1

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, turns away from Hussey, who gets behind and defends nicely

85.2

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, quicker one, slides on, he defends watchfully

85.3

Sehwag to Hussey, 1 run, a touch too straight and he works it away to midwicket for one

85.4

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, tosses it wide and Clarke stretches forward in defence

85.5

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, flatter one, again a good step forward before he blocks it out

85.6

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, gets forward and defends this one patiently as well

Australia 246/3   V Sehwag 4-0-6-0

117.1

Sehwag to Haddin, no run, tossed up on leg stump, Haddin goes back and drives

117.2

Sehwag to Haddin, no run, looped up outside off, Haddin comes forward and tries to defend, the ball lobs up off his pads, short leg comes in

117.3

Sehwag to Haddin, no run, quicker one, stays low and Haddin manages to defend

117.4

Sehwag to Haddin, FOUR, too short, spins in but Haddin gets back and punches that sweetly off the back foot past the man at cover and the ball wins the race

117.5

Sehwag to Haddin, no run, tosses it up, Haddin smothers the spin by stretching forward

117.6

Sehwag to Haddin, no run, overpitches, Haddin skips down and drives to Laxman at cover

Australia 333/5   V Sehwag 5-0-10-0

137.1

Sehwag to Hussey, 1 run, flattish delivery, tucked away for a single

137.2

Sehwag to Lee, FOUR, tossed up invitingly, Lee dances down and hammers the wide one past extra cover, all along the ground and thats a positive shot

137.3

Sehwag to Lee, FOUR, action replay, as Lee uses his feet, makes room for himself, and absolutely smacks this one through the gap again

137.4

Sehwag to Lee, no run, slower, a touch wider, and Lee gets forward and defends

137.5

Sehwag to Lee, no run, turn now from the quicker one, Lee is forced onto the back foot

137.6

Sehwag to Lee, no run, comes down again but ends up smothering this one back

Australia 397/7   V Sehwag 6-0-19-0
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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

Anil Kumble and Ricky Ponting at the presentation ceremony

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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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