Australia tour of India, 2nd Test: India v Australia at Mohali, Oct 17-21, 2008
India won by 320 runs
17,18,19,20,21 October 2008 (5-day match)
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  • Overs 101-150
40.6

Mishra to Watson, no run, Mishra pitches it on length on middle, Watson gets forward and defends

Australia 102/4   SR Watson 0* (1b)
41.3

Sharma to Watson, no run, short of length, hint of movement in, Watson defends

41.4

Sharma to Watson, no run, similar ball, Watson defends confidently

41.5

Sharma to Watson, FOUR, a touch shorter, on off, thick outside edge form Watson races away to the third man boundary

41.6

Sharma to Watson, no run, that one troubled Watson, in the corridor outside off, Watson wasn't sure whether to play or leave, ultimately lets it go to the keeper

Australia 107/4   SR Watson 4* (5b 1x4)
42.3

Mishra to Watson, 1 run, tossed up again, drifts towards the pads and spins towards off, Watson gets a thick outside edge as he plays it off the back foot

Australia 109/4   SR Watson 5* (6b 1x4)
43.1

Sharma to Watson, no run, Another good ball from Ishant, on a length just outside off, a bit of late movement into Watson, who shoulders arms

43.2

Sharma to Watson, no run, similar delivery and Watson isn't interested in playing that one either

43.3

Sharma to Watson, FOUR, shorter, just outside off, Watson steers that to get his second boundary to third man

43.4

Sharma to Watson, 1 leg bye, back of a length, on middle and leg, rapped his pads and rolls away behind point

Australia 118/4   SR Watson 9* (10b 2x4)
44.1

Khan to Watson, no run, short of a length, Watson defends off the back foot

44.2

Khan to Watson, no run, slower ball, 124 kmph, angling across Watson who lets it go through to the keeper

44.3

Khan to Watson, no run, Making Watson play this time by getting getting the ball closer to the batsman. Watson shows us his front-foot defence again

44.4

Khan to Watson, no run, a bit shorter than the previous ball, Watson gets a stride in and defends

44.5

Khan to Watson, no run, More confident defence from Watson. This time it goes towards cover

44.6

Khan to Watson, no run, Watson goes after a ball which is slightly wide outside off, doesn't make contact and it sails through to the keeper

Australia 118/4   SR Watson 9* (16b 2x4)
46.1

Khan to Watson, no run, Too wide to tempt Watson into playing a shot, he lets it go to the keeper

46.2

Khan to Watson, no run, This ball is closer to off, Watson drives firmly to cover, can't find the gap though

46.3

Khan to Watson, no run, a touch short on off, Watson gets on the front foot and plays it to backward point

46.4

Khan to Watson, 1 run, bouncer but misdirected and not very quick either, that was down the leg side and Watson goes the pull, doesn't quite time it as it runs away towards fine leg

Australia 121/4   SR Watson 10* (20b 2x4)
48.1

Khan to Watson, no run, attempted yorker results in a waist high full toss, Watson defends it comfortably, Zaheer apologises immediately

48.2

Khan to Watson, no run, back of a length delivery, punched firmly by Watson towards mid-off

48.3

Khan to Watson, no run, This ball goes across Watson who shoulders arms to it

48.4

Khan to Watson, no run, Watson doesn't have to play at that one either as it well wide of off stump

48.5

Khan to Watson, no run, better line this time, on off and Watson defends it solidly on the front foot

48.6

Khan to Watson, no run, length ball on middle, Watson punches it back to the bowler

Australia 130/5   SR Watson 10* (26b 2x4)
50.1

Khan to Watson, no run, Zaheer tries the bouncer, Watson's ducks under it

50.2

Khan to Watson, 1 run, bangs it in short again, Watson pulls firmly and square leg umpire Rudi Koertzen can't get out of the way in time. He's doesn't seem hurt though and even manages a chuckle

Australia 133/5   SR Watson 11* (28b 2x4)
51.6

Sharma to Watson, no run, full delivery outside off, Watson shoulders arms

Australia 139/5   SR Watson 11* (29b 2x4)
52.6

Khan to Watson, no run, Good leave from Watson, back of a length ball, angling across him, that wasn't too far from off stump

Australia 140/5   SR Watson 11* (30b 2x4)
53.5

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, no run, Waston gets on the back foot and tries to turn it past the short leg but doesn't beat the man there

53.6

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, no run, Big stride in from Watson as he confidently defends

Australia 141/5   SR Watson 11* (32b 2x4)
54.2

Khan to Watson, FOUR, opened him up with a short of length ball angling across him, gets the outside edge, but doesn't carry to Dhoni and races away behind him and first slip for a boundary

54.3

Khan to Watson, no run, Wide outside off and Watson decides to leave that delivery alone

54.4

Khan to Watson, no run, Watson shoulders arms again as Zaheer sends it too far outside the off stump to trouble the batsman

54.5

Khan to Watson, no run, back of a length, on middle and off this time, Watson defends it back to the bowler

54.6

Khan to Watson, no run, Another I'm-not-interested-in-that leave from Watson as Zaheer fires it wide outside off

Australia 146/5   SR Watson 15* (37b 3x4)
56.1

Khan to Watson, FOUR, length ball, not too far outside off, Watson gets on the front foot and square drives it for a boundary. Lot of runs behind point today

56.2

Khan to Watson, no run, on middle and leg, pushed firmly to midwicket

56.3

Khan to Watson, no run, outside off, and Watson lets that go through to the keeper

56.4

Khan to Watson, no run, overpitched delivery, Waston was provided the width and he went after it but the timing was poor and it goes to the fielder at cover

56.5

Khan to Watson, FOUR, Back of a length, bit of width, Watson opens the face of the bat and guides the ball between the slips for another boundary in the third-man region

56.6

Khan to Watson, no run, length ball, inside edge on to the pads, stifled appeal from the bowler

Australia 154/6   SR Watson 23* (43b 5x4)
58.1

Mishra to Watson, no run, oooh, a legspinner's dream delivery, tossed up, on a length, drawa Watson on the front foot and the big turn beats his front foot defence

58.2

Mishra to Watson, no run, outside off, Watson lets that go

58.3

Mishra to Watson, no run, driven to cover this time, no run though

58.4

Mishra to Watson, 1 run, glanced to backward square leg

Australia 155/6   SR Watson 24* (47b 5x4)
60.1

Mishra to Watson, FOUR, Mishra strays on to the pads and Watson manges to get a bit of bat on it and it runs away fine for a boundary

60.2

Mishra to Watson, no run, gets it on middle this time, defended off the back foot

60.3

Mishra to Watson, no run

60.4

Mishra to Watson, 2 runs, punched past midwicket, Tendulkar does the retrieving

60.5

Mishra to Watson, no run, played back to the bowler

60.6

Mishra to Watson, no run, driven to short cover, can't find the gap

Australia 162/6   SR Watson 30* (53b 6x4)
61.3

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, no run, played towards the cover

61.4

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, 1 run, bog turn from a length outside off, Watson gets on the back foot and turns it square on the leg side

Australia 164/6   SR Watson 31* (55b 6x4)
63.1

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, 1 run, tossed up, punched to cover for a quick single

63.5

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, no run, Watson gets behind the line of that and defends

63.6

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, no run, tries to work it to third man

Australia 169/7   SR Watson 32* (58b 6x4)
65.1

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, no run, doosra from Harbhajan, Watson was opened up by that one as he tried to defend off the back foot

65.2

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, no run, much more convincing from Watson as he taps it to silly point

65.3

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, no run, tossed up, just outside off, extra bounce and Watson is hit on the glove but down to the ground, great delivery from Harbhajan

65.4

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, no run, defended confidently by Watson

65.5

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, no run, punched to mid-on, Watson thought of going for a single but decided against it

65.6

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, no run, Flatter, pitching on off, Watson works it to the leg side

Australia 174/7   SR Watson 32* (64b 6x4)
67.1

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, no run, Harbhajan starts well, with a delivery that draws Watson onto the front foot as he defends

67.2

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, no run, flighted again, huge turn from outside off, Watson shoulders arms

67.3

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, 1 run, Watson pushes it firmly to mid-on

Australia 175/7   SR Watson 33* (67b 6x4)
68.1

Mishra to Watson, 1 run, overpitched, just outside off, driven to covers

Australia 176/7   SR Watson 34* (68b 6x4)
69.1

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, no run, flighted delivery, Waston gets behind the line and defends

69.2

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, no run, full ball, just outside off, tapped towards the leg side

69.3

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, no run, Watson's hardly getting the ball off the square, mostly solid defence as in this delivery

69.4

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, no run, back-foot defence from Watson this time

69.5

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, no run, gets a big stride in as he blocks the ball

69.6

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, 2 runs, turned to deep square leg for a couple

Australia 180/7   SR Watson 36* (74b 6x4)
70.2

Mishra to Watson, 1 run, shorter ball, going straight after pitching on middle and leg, Lee punches it towards mid-on

Australia 182/7   SR Watson 37* (75b 6x4)
71.1

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, no run, pitching on a length, outside off, Watson exhibits his front-foot defence again

71.2

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, no run, a bit of extra bounce, Watson gets on the back foot to defend this time

71.3

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, no run, patted back to the bowler

71.4

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, no run, gets inside the line of the ball and taps it to short leg

71.5

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, no run, More solid defence from Watson, getting behind the line

71.6

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, no run, played back to the bowler, a maiden from Harbhajan

Australia 186/7   SR Watson 37* (81b 6x4)
73.1

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, no run, length ball, just outside off, Watson blocks it off the front foot

73.2

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, 4 leg byes, sliding down the line this time, raps Watson's pads and run away fine down the leg side for a boundary

73.3

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, no run, length ball but Watson stays on the back foot and defends

73.4

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, 1 run, again on his legs, Watson nudges it around for a single behind square

Australia 191/7   SR Watson 38* (85b 6x4)
74.1

Mishra to Watson, no run, defended off the front foot by Watson

74.2

Mishra to Watson, no run, length ball outside off, Watson guides it towards point, though of a single but decided against it

74.3

Mishra to Watson, no run, defended down to the fielder at short third man

74.4

Mishra to Watson, no run, Watson gets right back and shows the full face of the bat to defend a length delivery on middle

74.5

Mishra to Watson, no run, more solid defence from Watson

74.6

Mishra to Watson, no run, a bit of extra bounce for Mishra, Watson gets an edge when trying to block the ball, there was no silly point to collect that

Australia 191/7   SR Watson 38* (91b 6x4)
76.1

Mishra to Watson, 1 run, tossed up, slightly overpitched, Watson comes down the track and works it into the gap through cover

Australia 192/7   SR Watson 39* (92b 6x4)
77.1

Sharma to Watson, no run, Watson is hit on the pads off Ishant's first ball, huge appeal from the bowler, pitched just outside off, hit low on the pads within the stumps, umpire might have thought there was an inside edge

77.2

Sharma to Watson, no run, full, outside off, driven back to the bowler

77.3

Sharma to Watson, no run, length delivery, slightly outside off, defended towards cover

77.4

Sharma to Watson, no run, similar delivery from Ishant, Watson works it away towards point

77.5

Sharma to Watson, 2 runs, back of a length, on middle and leg, turned towards square leg, superb running fetches the batsmen two, and Watson is now level with his highest Test score

77.6

Sharma to Watson, 1 leg bye, Rapped on the pads again, that was sliding down the leg side

Australia 203/7   SR Watson 41* (98b 6x4)
78.1

Mishra to Watson, SIX, a long hop from Mishra, Watson gets his front foot out of the way and clobbers that over midwicket

78.2

Mishra to Watson, no run, Watson reverts to watchful front-foot defence

78.3

Mishra to Watson, 1 run, pushed down the ground, Waston wants a single and gets it

Australia 210/7   SR Watson 48* (101b 6x4 1x6)
79.1

Sharma to Watson, FOUR, back of a length and outside off, Watson dispatches that in front of square to bring up his first Test fifty

79.2

Sharma to Watson, no run, slower ball from Ishant, 103.1 kmph, but wasn't quite on target, well outside off and Watson leaves that alone

79.3

Sharma to Watson, 1 run, back of a length, in the corridor outside off, Watson opens the face of teh bat to guide it to third man where Sachin Tendulkar has some ground to cover before cutting it off

Australia 215/7   SR Watson 53* (104b 7x4 1x6)
80.1

Khan to Watson, 1 run, Starts off with a delivery down leg side, Watson turns it away square and Ishant Sharma does the fielding

Australia 216/7   SR Watson 54* (105b 7x4 1x6)
82.1

Khan to Watson, no run, length ball on off, Watson offers the full face of the bat as he defends it towards mid-off

82.2

Khan to Watson, no run, wider this time, Watson tries to force it past mid-off but the timing was awry

82.3

Khan to Watson, no run, better timing this time from Watson but straight to the fielder at mid-off

82.4

Khan to Watson, no run, another good looking drive from Watson, placement wasn't very good again, straight to the fielder at extra cover

82.5

Khan to Watson, 1 run, much closer to the body, played with soft hands towards point, single taken

Australia 224/7   SR Watson 55* (110b 7x4 1x6)
83.1

Sharma to Watson, 1 run, again probing away around the off stump, driven back to Ishant, who can't collect it cleanly and it rolls away towards mid-on

Australia 225/7   SR Watson 56* (111b 7x4 1x6)
84.1

Khan to Watson, 1 run, length ball on off, Watson plays it with soft hands towards point, easy single

Australia 226/7   SR Watson 57* (112b 7x4 1x6)
85.1

Sharma to Watson, 1 run, back of a length, Watson plays it to backward point for a single

Australia 227/7   SR Watson 58* (113b 7x4 1x6)
86.1

Khan to Watson, no run, good length on middle and off, Watson defends to the side

86.2

Khan to Watson, no run, well outside off, Watson shoulders arms

86.3

Khan to Watson, no run, Watson gets behind the line of the ball and defends stoutly

86.4

Khan to Watson, 1 run, Watson looks to work that one towards point, gets an inside edge and the ball trickles towards square leg

Australia 232/7   SR Watson 59* (117b 7x4 1x6)
87.3

Sharma to Watson, FOUR, Whack! short ball outside off, Watson smashes it to the midwicket boundary.

87.4

Sharma to Watson, no run, better t\length from Ishant, Watson gets on the back foot and pushes it to cover

87.5

Sharma to Watson, no run, outside off, good length, Watson watches that through to the keeper

87.6

Sharma to Watson, no run, a touch closer to off but not close enough to tempt Watson into playing that

Australia 238/7   SR Watson 63* (121b 8x4 1x6)
89.1

Khan to Watson, no run, nice, tight line from Zaheer, Watson pushes it towards mid-off

89.2

Khan to Watson, no run, length ball on off, confidently defended by Watson

89.3

Khan to Watson, no run, overpitched and some width provided, Watson goes for the drive but doesn't time it and it rolls along to mid-off

89.4

Khan to Watson, no run, shorter but wide again, Watson cuts it towards cover point

89.5

Khan to Watson, no run, short ball well down the leg side, Watson thought about the pull but didn't go for it

89.6

Khan to Watson, no run, Fires in the bouncer, much better direction, flies over Watson's head

Australia 240/7   SR Watson 63* (127b 8x4 1x6)
91.1

Mishra to Watson, no run, length delivery, pitched on off, didn't turn much, Watson defends it to the bowler

91.2

Mishra to Watson, 1 run, shorter and a bit wide, Watson rocks on to the back foot and punches it to the left of mid-off

Australia 241/8   SR Watson 64* (129b 8x4 1x6)
92.1

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, 2 runs, length delivery, pitching just outside off, Watson opens the face to guide it towards third man

92.2

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, no run, nice loop for Harbhajan, Watson waits and defends off the back foot

92.3

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, no run, Watson shoulders arm to that one as it wide outside off

92.4

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, no run, defended back down the ground

92.5

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, no run, Watson comes down the track and defends it back to the bowler

92.6

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, 4 leg byes, fired in down the leg side, hits Watson's and races away fine for a boundary

Australia 249/8   SR Watson 66* (135b 8x4 1x6)
94.1

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, no run, pitches a little wide outside off, not much turn as he shoulders arms

94.2

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, 1 run, good turn from the rough outside off, he picks it with the turn and works it to the on side, that's the 250

94.4

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, no run, floated on middle and leg, he pushes it to mid-on

94.5

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, 1 run, walks down the pitch and pushes a full delivery down to midwicket

Australia 252/8   SR Watson 68* (139b 8x4 1x6)
95.1

Mishra to Watson, no run, quick through the air, Watson gets well forward and the ball trickles to the on side

95.2

Mishra to Watson, no run, steps down the track, checks his stroke and pushes it back to the bowler

95.3

Mishra to Watson, 1 run, this was flatter and wider outside off, he rocks back and cuts to deep point

Australia 253/8   SR Watson 69* (142b 8x4 1x6)
96.1

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, no run, flighted slowly on off and middle, he gets back and defends

96.2

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, no run, quicker through the air, angled in towards middle and leg, he defends

96.3

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, no run, more flight this time and the angle is more to the off stump, pushes it back to the bowler

96.4

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, no run, slower through the air, he stays on the back foot and defend

96.5

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, FOUR, pushed in flatter and quicker, it sits up as a half tracker for Watson and he gets into the position for the pull early and smashes it past square leg

96.6

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, no run, gives it more air, pitches on middle and leg, he stays back and defends

Australia 257/8   SR Watson 73* (148b 9x4 1x6)
98.1

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, FOUR, flighted outside off, he gives him the charge and crashes a full delivery wide of mid-off, lovely shot

98.2

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, no run, flighted on off and middle, he gets forward and defends

98.3

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, no run, slower through the air, he gets forward and nearly inside edges onto the pads

98.4

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, no run, flighted just a little wide outside off, gets well forward and taps it away

98.5

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, no run, slower through the air, gets a half stride forward and defends

98.6

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, 1 run, takes a few paces forward and pushes it wide of mid-off for a single

Australia 262/8   SR Watson 78* (154b 10x4 1x6)
99.1

Mishra to Watson, no run, flighted outside off, he gets forward and defends

99.2

Mishra to Watson, OUT, Mishra takes four! He pitches it on a good length bang in line with legstump, Watson stays on the back foot and the ball keeps a little low, he's struck on the base of the pad, Koertzen gives him the slow death

SR Watson lbw b Mishra 78 (264m 156b 10x4 1x6) SR: 50.00

Australia 262/9   SR Watson 78 (156b 10x4 1x6)
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