Australia tour of India, 2008/09 / Commentary

Border-Gavaskar Trophy - 2nd Test

India v Australia

India won by 320 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150

62.3

Mishra to Lee, no run, Lenght delivery pitching outside off, Lee tries to block off the front foot, gets an outside edge and it runs away towards point

62.4

Mishra to Lee, no run, far more solid defence from Lee this time

62.5

Mishra to Lee, no run, topspinner from Mishra and Lee wasn't too comfortable dealing with the extra bounce, he inside-edges it on to his pads

62.6

Mishra to Lee, no run, pitched outside leg, Lee attempts to sweep, misses completely and is hit in front of the stump, Mishra appeals but that's not out

Australia 167/7   B Lee 0* (4b)

63.2

Harbhajan Singh to Lee, no run, another appeal for lbw, tossed up and raps his pads in front of middle and leg, but that would have gone done leg

63.3

Harbhajan Singh to Lee, no run, comes down the track this time and looks for the big drive, timing isn't great and the ball goes back to the bowler

63.4

Harbhajan Singh to Lee, 1 run, Another looping delivery, swept to backward square leg

Australia 169/7   B Lee 1* (7b)

64.1

Mishra to Lee, no run, Lee comes down the pitch and punches it to cover

64.2

Mishra to Lee, FOUR, poor delivery, short ball down the leg side, Lee helps it away fine behind square and it beats Ganguly to the boundary

64.3

Mishra to Lee, no run, much better ball, good loop, pitching on middle and leg and spinning away, defended by the batsman

64.4

Mishra to Lee, no run, Lee's attempted front foot defence is beaten comprehensively by a big turner

64.5

Mishra to Lee, no run, Lee pushes it towards cover, no chance of a single as it goes straight to the fielder

64.6

Mishra to Lee, 1 no ball, no-ball, a length ball on off, worked away towards point

64.6

Mishra to Lee, no run, good length, just outside off, prodded towards point

Australia 174/7   B Lee 5* (14b 1x4)

66.1

Mishra to Lee, no run, flighted delivery on the stumps, Lee drives it to cover

66.2

Mishra to Lee, no run, Mishra tosses it up and is overpitched outside off, Lee smashes it straight to point

66.3

Mishra to Lee, no run, on off, Lee pushes it down the ground

66.4

Mishra to Lee, no run, flighted again, Lee defends solidly

66.5

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

66.6

Mishra to Lee, no run, driven straight to the fielder at mid-off

Australia 174/7   B Lee 5* (20b 1x4)

67.4

Harbhajan Singh to Lee, no run, on a length, on middle and leg, Lee uses his feet and punches it to mid-on

67.5

Harbhajan Singh to Lee, no run, big stride in as Lee defends it to the off side

67.6

Harbhajan Singh to Lee, no run, a touch shorter, drifting on to the pads, Lee turns it to square leg

Australia 175/7   B Lee 5* (23b 1x4)

68.2

Mishra to Lee, 2 runs, on off again, and Lee punches it down the ground with superb timing, straight past the bowler, Zaheer just about manages to pull it back in

68.3

Mishra to Lee, no run, overpitched, on middle and leg this time, Lee gets his front foot out of the way and defends

68.4

Mishra to Lee, no run, patted back to the bowler

68.5

Mishra to Lee, no run, Stifled appeal from the bowler but that was going down leg after pitching on leg and middle

68.6

Mishra to Lee, no run, defended solidly back to the bowler

Australia 178/7   B Lee 7* (28b 1x4)

70.1

Mishra to Lee, 1 run, Lee didn't have much of an idea where that went, tossed up and pitched on leg, Lee tried to work it to midwicket but gets the edge and it flies towards point

70.3

Mishra to Lee, FOUR, drops short again, provides width this time, Lee rocks onto the backfoot and crashes through in front of point for four

70.4

Mishra to Lee, no run, Mishra responds with a googly, pitching well outside off, defended well by Lee

70.5

Mishra to Lee, no run, that kept a touch low as Lee gets right back to defend

70.6

Mishra to Lee, no run, gets on the front foot and blocks it

Australia 186/7   B Lee 12* (33b 2x4)

72.1

Mishra to Lee, no run, tossed up, on a length outside off, Lee comes down the track and drives firmly to mid-off

72.2

Mishra to Lee, no run, front foot defence this time from Lee

72.3

Mishra to Lee, no run, pitching on middle and leg, Lee plays it cautiously back to the bowler

72.4

Mishra to Lee, no run, length delivery, pitching on leg, Leestays on the back foot and defends awkwardly

72.5

Mishra to Lee, no run, defended back to the bowler again

72.6

Mishra to Lee, no run, Lee uses his feet and drives but can't get the ball past Mishra

Australia 186/7   B Lee 12* (39b 2x4)

73.5

Harbhajan Singh to Lee, no run, better line this time, on off, Lee prods it towards cover

73.6

Harbhajan Singh to Lee, no run, defended by Lee off the front foot, gets an inside edge and rolls towards short mid-on

Australia 191/7   B Lee 12* (41b 2x4)

75.1

Harbhajan Singh to Lee, no run, defended confidently to the off side

75.2

Harbhajan Singh to Lee, no run, Harbhajan keeps Lee quiet with another ball on a length pitching just outside off

75.3

Harbhajan Singh to Lee, no run, Lee gets into a bit of a tangle as he tries to defend that one, inside edge that goes towards short mid-on

75.4

Harbhajan Singh to Lee, no run

75.5

Harbhajan Singh to Lee, no run, Lee gets a big stride it and taps it silly point

75.6

Harbhajan Singh to Lee, no run, and again, Lee blocks it confidently

Australia 191/7   B Lee 12* (47b 2x4)

76.2

Mishra to Lee, no run, shorter this time, and a bit of width, Lee trie to crack that through covers but couldn't quite get hold of it

76.3

Mishra to Lee, no run, flatter delivery, not much turn after pitching just outside off, Lee handles that comfortably, blocking off the front foot

76.4

Mishra to Lee, FOUR, flighted this time, Lee comes down the track, gets to the pitch and creams it down the ground for a superb boundary

76.5

Mishra to Lee, no run, defended off the front foot

76.6

Mishra to Lee, FOUR, length ball outside off, Lee comes down the track again,and lofts it over mid-off, second boundary in three balls

Australia 200/7   B Lee 20* (52b 4x4)

78.4

Mishra to Lee, no run, googly from Mishra, Lee blocks it off the front foot

78.5

Mishra to Lee, no run, Lee's gaining confidence here, using his feet and cracks it straight back, Mishra manages to stop it

78.6

Mishra to Lee, no run, some turn for Mishra, pitched on middle, Lee gets a thick outside edge and the ball trickles towards backward point

Australia 210/7   B Lee 20* (55b 4x4)

79.4

Sharma to Lee, no run, punched firmly to cover point by Lee

79.5

Sharma to Lee, no run, short ball, very wide, Lee goes for the cut but doesn't make contact

79.6

Sharma to Lee, no run, on off stump, shortish ball, Watson plays it to the right of cover point, thinks of a single but decides against it

Australia 215/7   B Lee 20* (58b 4x4)

80.2

Khan to Lee, no run, on off stump this time, Lee an inside edge and the ball rolls away behind sqaure on the leg side

80.3

Khan to Lee, FOUR, What a shot to bring up the fifty partnership. Lee hardly put any effort behind that straight drive, great timing sees it race to the boundary.

80.4

Khan to Lee, no run, Superb comeback from Zaheer, yorker on leg stump, Lee manages to dig it out towards square leg

80.5

Khan to Lee, no run, back of a length ball, Lee plays it back to the bowler, Zaheer doesn't manage to pick it up put motions as if he is going to throw down the stumps. Lee has a chuckle about it

80.6

Khan to Lee, 1 run, driven firmly to mid-on, the batsmen decide to go for the single, Tendulkar's shies at the stumps but the batsmen weren't in danger of being running out

Australia 221/7   B Lee 25* (63b 5x4)

81.1

Sharma to Lee, no run, Ishant bangs it in short, Lee takes his eyes off teh ball and is struck on the back, Ishant glares at him, Lee is unfazed by it

81.2

Sharma to Lee, no run, fuller length delivery on the off, Lee pushes it to cover

81.3

Sharma to Lee, no run, another bouncer from Ishant, Lee tries to force it to the off but the ball trickles to the bowler, more glares from Ishant

81.4

Sharma to Lee, no run, short of a length, just outside off, Lee gets well out of the way of that one

81.5

Sharma to Lee, no run, again outside off and Lee isn't interested in that one, he lets it through to the keeper

81.6

Sharma to Lee, 2 runs, gets on the back foot nad punches it to sweeper cover for a couple

Australia 223/7   B Lee 27* (69b 5x4)

82.6

Khan to Lee, no run, back of a length on middle and leg, Lee mistimes it back to the bowler

Australia 224/7   B Lee 27* (70b 5x4)

83.2

Sharma to Lee, no run, similar delivery from Ishant, Lee punches it hard towards cover off the front foot

83.3

Sharma to Lee, no run, shorter this time, on off stump, Lee gets a thick inside edge and the ball trickles away in front of square on the leg side

83.4

Sharma to Lee, no run, Ishant brings out the slower delivery, misdirected, well outside off, Lee goes for the drive but doesn't connect

83.5

Sharma to Lee, no run, dug in short by Ishant, Lee ducks under that comfortably

83.6

Sharma to Lee, no run, slower ball again, 106 kmph, better direction this time, Lee picked it up though and he plays it back to the bowler

Australia 225/7   B Lee 27* (75b 5x4)

84.2

Khan to Lee, no run, short ball, wide outside off, Lee gets an under-edge and it bounces before going to Dhoni

84.3

Khan to Lee, no run, fuller ball on middle and leg this time, Lee blocks it back to the bowler

84.4

Khan to Lee, no run, similar delivery, Lee lifts his back foot as he flicks it towards mid-on

84.5

Khan to Lee, no run, on middle stump, good length, Lee defends confidently off the front foot

84.6

Khan to Lee, no run, bouncer on leg stump, didn't get up as high as Lee expected and he is forced to duck awkwardly, nearly loses his balance there

Australia 226/7   B Lee 27* (80b 5x4)

85.2

Sharma to Lee, FOUR, great shot from Lee, overpitched on middle and leg and Lee drives it back down the ground and holds the follow through for the photographers

85.3

Sharma to Lee, no run, punched to mid-off, straight to the fielder

85.4

Sharma to Lee, no run, back of a length, angling in after pitching on middle and off, Lee blocks it towards mid-on

85.5

Sharma to Lee, no run, short of length, outside off, swing and a miss from Lee

85.6

Sharma to Lee, no run, very short, just outside off, 120kmph, Lee wanted to smash that one through the off but gets a bottom edge and the ball rolls back to the bowler

Australia 231/7   B Lee 31* (85b 6x4)

86.5

Khan to Lee, no run, yorker length delivery, Lee manages to dig that one out

86.6

Khan to Lee, 1 run, Lee gets on the front foot and pushes it to cover for a single

Australia 233/7   B Lee 32* (87b 6x4)

87.1

Sharma to Lee, no run, Ishant keeps it short of a length, on off, Watson taps it towards off

87.2

Sharma to Lee, 1 run, on middle and leg this time, Lee nudges it away towards midwicket for a single

Australia 234/7   B Lee 33* (89b 6x4)

88.1

Harbhajan Singh to Lee, 2 runs, tossed up, overpitched, Lee comes down a couple of paces and pushes it past mid-off

88.2

Harbhajan Singh to Lee, no run, length ball, pitching just outside off, big stride in as Lee defends

88.3

Harbhajan Singh to Lee, no run, Lee wasn't very convincing defended that, it turned a lot after pitching well outside off, gets an inside edge but no alarms

88.4

Harbhajan Singh to Lee, no run, uses his feet and defends

88.5

Harbhajan Singh to Lee, no run, big stride in as he blocks it to short leg

88.6

Harbhajan Singh to Lee, no run, tapped to silly mid-on

Australia 240/7   B Lee 35* (95b 6x4)

90.1

Harbhajan Singh to Lee, OUT, And Harbhajan Singh provides the breakthrough. Lee is gone after a superb rearguard effort. Length delivery and Lee lunges forward to defend with hard hands, gets the outside edge and an easy catch for Rahul Dravid at first slip

B Lee c Dravid b Harbhajan Singh 35 (124m 96b 6x4 0x6) SR: 36.45

Australia 240/8   B Lee 35 (96b 6x4)
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Oct 21, 2008

Sachin Tendulkar takes photos after the victory, India v Australia, 2nd Test, Mohali, 5th day, October 21, 2008

Sachin Tendulkar takes photos after the victory

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Oct 21, 2008

Ricky Ponting and Sourav Ganguly watch the post-match presentations, India v Australia, 2nd Test, Mohali, 5th day, October 21, 2008

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