Australia tour of India, 2008/09 / Commentary

Border-Gavaskar Trophy - 1st Test

India v Australia

Match drawn

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19.2

Lee to Gambhir, OUT, and he's nailed him second ball! A quick delivery, and very accurate, good length and swinging in from just outside off, good angle there from Lee, Gambhir shapes to work it away towards leg but is early into the shot, the ball straightens and traps him in front and Lee knows he's got his man ... and early success for Australia on day three and India lose their first wicket

G Gambhir lbw b Lee 21 (96m 61b 3x4 0x6) SR: 34.42

India 70/1   V Sehwag 44* (56b 7x4)   B Lee 5.2-1-12-1

22.6

Johnson to Sehwag, OUT, oh thats a silly shot! Johnson bowls it full and wide, perhaps a touch slower, Sehwag stands rooted to his feet and reaches out for it, chopping it off the outer edge straight into the bucket hands of Hayden at slip, talk about throwing it away

V Sehwag c Hayden b Johnson 45 (115m 64b 7x4 0x6) SR: 70.31

India 76/2   R Dravid 5* (14b 1x4)   MG Johnson 7-1-27-1

28.4

Johnson to Tendulkar, OUT, and Tendulkar just chips the ball to White at short cover! Johnson rolls his fingers over a slower one, pitching it full just outside off and Tendulkar is deceived into pushing the ball to the man brought in to that position the over before after he drove four through the covers, a massive wicket and the Chinnaswamy goes silent

SR Tendulkar c White b Johnson 13 (26m 18b 3x4 0x6) SR: 72.22

India 94/3   R Dravid 10* (30b 2x4)   MG Johnson 9.4-2-35-2

32.6

Johnson to Laxman, OUT, Well done Mitch! on the off stump, fuller than good length, seaming away a touch, Laxman is tentative, pokes at it, and edges it to Haddin, who gets it on the full this time. Laxman is gone for a 12-ball duck, and Johnson is proving very difficult with the variable bounce

VVS Laxman c †Haddin b Johnson 0 (24m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

India 106/4   R Dravid 17* (44b 3x4)   MG Johnson 12-3-40-3

49.5

Watson to Dravid, OUT, Dravid is not happy at all, this one swung in, looked pretty plumb, but was mighty close to the inside edge. The bat hit the pad just before the all three - bat, ball and pad - came in close proximity to each other. Rauf lifted his finger right away, but Dravid looked disappointed. The replays suggested it might just have been pad first

R Dravid lbw b Watson 51 (149m 104b 7x4 0x6) SR: 49.03

India 155/5   SC Ganguly 11* (44b 1x4)   SR Watson 10.5-2-26-1

65.4

Clarke to Dhoni, OUT, Pup has done an Indian again, this one is slower, on the stumps, and turns away just enough to beat the slightly open face of Dhoni's bat, and take the off stump. What a player, Clarke, fails with the bat, and contributes with the ball

MS Dhoni b Clarke 9 (65m 51b 0x4 0x6) SR: 17.64

India 195/6   SC Ganguly 35* (88b 3x4)   MJ Clarke 6.4-0-16-1

77.3

Johnson to Ganguly, OUT, and he's given him! Johnson gets Ganguly with one that pitches outside off stump and comes back in to rap the front flap, it looks to be marginally outside and Asad Rauf has a thought before adjudging it out ... the break in play has done Ganguly in

SC Ganguly lbw b Johnson 47 (193m 115b 3x4 0x6) SR: 40.86

India 232/7   Harbhajan Singh 24* (44b 2x4)   MG Johnson 14.3-3-45-4

99.3

Watson to Harbhajan Singh, OUT, finally Watson strikes, this was short, and had some extra bounce, it gave Harbhajan some width, and he freed his arm, but the extra bounce took the thin top edge. Top knock from Harbhajan, the top score in this innings

Harbhajan Singh c †Haddin b Watson 54 (146m 110b 5x4 0x6) SR: 49.09

India 312/8   Z Khan 34* (67b 5x4)   SR Watson 14.3-2-37-2

111.6

Watson to Kumble, OUT, finally Aussies break through, there's late swing, fuller than just good length, and swinging in late, Kumble is caught on the crease. Rauf has no doubt about this one, the only doubt could have been about the inside edge, but it hit the pad first and the bat second

A Kumble lbw b Watson 5 (57m 33b 0x4 0x6) SR: 15.15

India 343/9   Z Khan 52* (110b 7x4)   SR Watson 16-3-39-3

118.6

Clarke to Sharma, OUT, Clarke does it again! throws it up this time, Ishant goes for the drive, it pitches in front of off, and doesn't spin, and Ishant plays outside the line, and it's all over

I Sharma b Clarke 6 (33m 31b 1x4 0x6) SR: 19.35

India 360/10   Z Khan 57* (121b 7x4)   MJ Clarke 17-3-38-2
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Anil Kumble and Ricky Ponting at the presentation ceremony, India v Australia, 1st Test, Bangalore, 5th day, October 13, 2008

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