Australia tour of India, 1st Test: India v Australia at Bengaluru, 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

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

India 10/0   V Sehwag 4* (4b 1x4)   SR Clark 0.4-0-4-0

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

India 15/0   G Gambhir 6* (16b 1x4)   SR Clark 2-0-9-0

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

India 24/0   V Sehwag 12* (13b 2x4)   SR Clark 2.3-0-14-0

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

India 31/0   V Sehwag 17* (20b 3x4)   SR Clark 3.3-0-18-0

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   V Sehwag 21* (23b 4x4)   SR Clark 4-0-22-0

Johnson to Gambhir, FOUR, Shot! Angling in to the legs, Gambhir just turns his wrist over it, times it sweetly, and finds the gap between three men on the leg side

India 45/0   G Gambhir 14* (42b 2x4)   MG Johnson 1.3-0-6-0

Johnson to Gambhir, FOUR, lovely hands! Fuller than good length, wide outside off, and Gambhir just opens the face to guide it between slips and gully

India 51/0   G Gambhir 19* (44b 3x4)   MG Johnson 2-0-12-0

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

India 55/0   V Sehwag 31* (38b 5x4)   SR Clark 6.3-1-27-0

Johnson to Sehwag, FOUR, lovely shot, this one was in the slot, full and on the pads, Sehwag flicks it in front of square, between mid-on and midwicket

India 62/0   V Sehwag 38* (51b 6x4)   MG Johnson 3.1-0-17-0

Johnson to Sehwag, FOUR, Phew! this one didn't deserve to go for a four, this was pretty accurate, maybe just outside off, on a length, Sehwag opens the face at the last moment and finds the gap between the two gullies

India 68/0   V Sehwag 43* (54b 7x4)   MG Johnson 4-0-23-0

Lee to Dravid, FOUR, there's a positive shot now, Dravid eases forward and drives perfectly between the covers for his first boundary, gets a good stride in and takes toll of the fractionally overpitched delivery, the home crowd loves it

India 76/1   R Dravid 5* (13b 1x4)   B Lee 6.5-2-16-1

Lee to Tendulkar, FOUR, ah, shot, gets some room and cracks it through point

India 81/2   SR Tendulkar 4* (5b 1x4)   B Lee 8-2-21-1

Lee to Dravid, FOUR, wide, overpitched, Dravid goes for the drive, opens the face at the last moment, and gets it just wide of Hayden at slip

India 86/2   R Dravid 10* (22b 2x4)   B Lee 8.4-2-26-1

Johnson to Tendulkar, FOUR, a touch wide, on the length, Tendulkar stands tall, opens the face and punches it through the covers. What a shot!

India 90/2   SR Tendulkar 9* (12b 2x4)   MG Johnson 8.4-2-31-1

Johnson to Tendulkar, FOUR, gets onto the toes, drives at the wide one and slashes it to the left of a diving Hussey at gully and thats four to Tendulkar, uppish but safe in the end

India 94/2   SR Tendulkar 13* (17b 3x4)   MG Johnson 9.3-2-35-1

Johnson to Dravid, FOUR, idea shot, a touch slower, a touch low, Dravid opens the face, gets outside edge, but it bounces well in front and wide of Haddin, and goes between Hayden and Haddin

India 103/3   R Dravid 15* (39b 3x4)   MG Johnson 10.4-2-39-2

Watson to Ganguly, (no ball) FOUR, uppish cut here, don't think he heard the no-ball call before going for it, but it was wide and he flashed hard at it, the thickish edge goes wide of second slip

India 115/4   SC Ganguly 4* (9b 1x4)   SR Watson 5.1-1-9-0

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

India 123/4   R Dravid 26* (64b 4x4)   SR Clark 8.2-2-34-0

White to Dravid, FOUR, on a length, it turned and bounce, wasn't short enough to cut, but Dravid is rocked back, and cuts it, good shot

India 132/4   R Dravid 34* (75b 5x4)   CL White 0.3-0-6-0

Watson to Dravid, FOUR, this one swung away for a change, and is too full, Dravid is on to it, and square-drives it to the point region, the field is strong on the leg side, so it's an easy boundary

India 140/4   R Dravid 42* (83b 6x4)   SR Watson 7.5-2-17-0

Watson to Dravid, FOUR, nice. Dug in short, doesn't rise enough, and is on his pads, Dravid says, 'thank you every much', and helps it away fine

India 151/4   R Dravid 48* (96b 7x4)   SR Watson 9.4-2-24-0

Clarke to Ganguly, FOUR, top shot, steps down, right to pitch of the ball, and flat-batted straight. Mid-off has no chance

India 168/5   SC Ganguly 17* (57b 2x4)   MJ Clarke 1.3-0-5-0

White to Ganguly, FOUR, swept away fine, full and outside leg, and paddled away. First boundary for nine overs

India 193/5   SC Ganguly 34* (85b 3x4)   CL White 3.1-0-15-0

Clarke to Harbhajan Singh, FOUR, swept away fine and uppishly, it was down the leg side, and got the treatment

India 199/6   Harbhajan Singh 4* (3b 1x4)   MJ Clarke 7.1-1-20-1

White to Harbhajan Singh, FOUR, flighted, outside off, Harbhajan clobbers it across the line, over the infield, towards midwicket

India 206/6   Harbhajan Singh 10* (9b 2x4)   CL White 5.2-1-22-0

Johnson to Khan, FOUR, that will make a top-order batsman proud, short of length, angling away, and Zaheer punches it through the gap between gully and point

India 262/7   Z Khan 9* (34b 1x4)   MG Johnson 19.4-4-60-4

Lee to Harbhajan Singh, FOUR, nice Bhajji, this was short and it sat up, Harbhajan rocked back and pulled it over midwicket

India 268/7   Harbhajan Singh 39* (72b 3x4)   B Lee 18.1-5-39-1

Lee to Harbhajan Singh, FOUR, this will irk Lee more, this was a better bouncer, head high, but cheeky Bhajji gets a top edge, straight over keeper. In the V, Bhajji will tell Binga

India 272/7   Harbhajan Singh 43* (73b 4x4)   B Lee 18.2-5-43-1

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   Harbhajan Singh 50* (85b 5x4)   SR Clark 16-3-51-0

Lee to Khan, FOUR, full, drivable length, just outside off, and lofted over the covers by Zaheer. White gives a valiant chase, but he was in contact with the ball when he slid into the boundary rope. The third umpire takes his time, before ruling it a boundary

India 290/7   Z Khan 17* (51b 2x4)   B Lee 20.4-5-49-1

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   Z Khan 23* (55b 3x4)   SR Clark 17-3-58-0

Watson to Khan, FOUR, What a shot! looking for a bouncer, but it sits up wide of off stump, and Zaheer upper-cuts it in front of square

India 303/7   Z Khan 27* (59b 4x4)   SR Watson 12.5-2-32-1

Watson to Khan, FOUR, Zaheer is on fire, this is a length ball, Zaheer is down on a knee, and slogs it straight down the ground

India 307/7   Z Khan 31* (60b 5x4)   SR Watson 13-2-36-1

Lee to Khan, FOUR, handy runs, courtesy a thick outside edge, a soft-handed dab at one outside off stump and with just one slip the ball runs away quickly and beats a diving fielder down on the ropes, Zaheer continues to prosper

India 317/8   Z Khan 39* (71b 6x4)   B Lee 21.3-5-53-1

Lee to Khan, FOUR, now he connects perfectly with what he's been practicing the last three balls, Lee again overpitches, slightly wider, and Zaheer square-drives superbly into the gap

India 323/8   Z Khan 44* (79b 7x4)   B Lee 22.5-5-57-1

Watson to Sharma, FOUR, expertly edged again, Aussies will be frustrated, full, holding its line this time, as opposed to the inwards movement, gets an edge, that goes between Haddin and Hayden, what's more all along the ground. Idea shot!

India 349/9   I Sharma 5* (10b 1x4)   SR Watson 16.5-3-43-3
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Hours of play (local time) 09.30 start, Lunch 11.30-12.10, Tea 14.10-14.30, Close 16.30

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