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

7.6

Sharma to Hussey, no run, gets a wake up call straight away as Ishant thuds it on his pads, fortunately he was standing outside the line of legstump

Australia 17/2   MEK Hussey 0* (1b)

8.3

Khan to Hussey, no run, pitches around middle and leg, he closes the face of the bat and turns it to midwicket

8.4

Khan to Hussey, no run, pitches outside the off stump and holds its line before reaching Dhoni

8.5

Khan to Hussey, no run, pitches outside off and there's late lateral movement to the keeper

8.6

Khan to Hussey, no run, once again it lands outside the off stump and moves away late, Hussey is cautious of his off stump

Australia 18/2   MEK Hussey 0* (5b)

10.1

Khan to Hussey, no run, full in length, he draws Hussey forward and he's solid in defense

10.2

Khan to Hussey, no run, pitches just a shade outside the off stump, it shapes away after pitching

10.3

Khan to Hussey, no run, full and swinging in towards the pads, he tries to tuck it square of the wicket on the on side but finds square leg

10.4

Khan to Hussey, no run, nice sharp bouncer from Zaheer and equally well played by Hussey who evades it

10.5

Khan to Hussey, no run, a jaffa from Zaheer, he adjusts to a fuller length and brings the ball back in, very similar to the Hayden dismissal, Hussey prods forward and nearly edges it to the keeper

10.6

Khan to Hussey, no run, brings the line closer to the batsman and he safely defends it back to the bowler

Australia 22/2   MEK Hussey 0* (11b)

12.1

Khan to Hussey, no run, slightly slower in pace, pitches outside off and curves inwards just a touch before reaching Dhoni

12.2

Khan to Hussey, no run, Hussey shuffles and tucks it away firmly to the on side but Harbhajan's there at leg gully for that shot

12.3

Khan to Hussey, no run, fires it in line with the stumps and forced Hussey to play at it, he defends on the walk

12.4

Khan to Hussey, no run, gets late inward movement and Hussey gets well forward to tap it away to the off side

12.5

Khan to Hussey, no run, pitches outside off and moves away this time, Hussey lets it go and gauges the movement

12.6

Khan to Hussey, no run, gets forward and taps it to the off side, Tendulkar tumbles at point and cuts down a single

Australia 22/2   MEK Hussey 0* (17b)

13.4

Sharma to Hussey, 1 no ball, 84 mph, he oversteps, pitches outside off and comes back in, he shoulders arms

13.4

Sharma to Hussey, 1 run, gets forward and pushes this just wide of cover

Australia 25/2   MEK Hussey 1* (19b)

14.1

Khan to Hussey, FOUR, Zaheer errs by straying down the leg side, it's all too easy as he flicks it delicately past the leg gully fielder

14.2

Khan to Hussey, no run, pitches it just a shade outside off and Hussey shows good judgement in letting it go

14.3

Khan to Hussey, 1 run, well played, Hussey drops his bat with soft hands and takes a quick single towards point

Australia 30/2   MEK Hussey 6* (22b 1x4)

15.1

Sharma to Hussey, FOUR, streaky but he'll take it, he prods forward and plays with very soft hands, the thin outside edge just falls short of Dravid at first slip and that runs away to the boundary

15.2

Sharma to Hussey, FOUR, brings the line closer to the off stump, he gets behind the line and opens the face of the bat and steers it past the slips

15.3

Sharma to Hussey, 2 runs, slides on the pads, he turns the face of the bat and takes the first run quickly, the fielder charges in to cut off the second but Hussey's too quick

15.4

Sharma to Hussey, 1 run, gets across his stumps and tucks it neartly in front of mid-on, calls quickly and sets off

Australia 41/2   MEK Hussey 17* (26b 3x4)

16.1

Khan to Hussey, no run, fullish on off and middle, he gets behind the line and defends on the front foot

16.2

Khan to Hussey, no run, Appeal Pitches bang in line of off stump and comes in sharply with the angle, the ball appears to hit him just outside the line of leg stump and Zaheer appeals confidently, fair enough decision

16.3

Khan to Hussey, no run, fullush in length on middle and leg, he pushes it back to the bowler

16.4

Khan to Hussey, 1 no ball, he oversteps, driven firmly back to the bowler and Zaheer shows aggression by threatening to fling it back at the stumps

16.4

Khan to Hussey, no run, he gets quite a bit of inswing going, Hussey gets well forward to smother the movement

16.5

Khan to Hussey, no run, gets the same inward movement, he gets well forward and defends solidly

16.6

Khan to Hussey, no run, the line is further away from the off stump, keeps a little low before reaching the keeper

Australia 46/2   MEK Hussey 17* (33b 3x4)

18.3

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, flighted on middle and off, he lunges forward and defends

18.4

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, flighted on off and middle, slower through the air, he defends

18.5

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, decides to stay on the back foot and defends, the ball rolls very close to the stumps

18.6

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, good ball, beats him outside the line of the off stump

Australia 52/2   MEK Hussey 17* (37b 3x4)

20.1

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, flighted outside off, he taps it in front of point and thinks of a single

20.2

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, FOUR, pitches it too short, he picks the length early, rocks on the back foot and pulls in the region of square leg, he picked the gap to perfection

20.3

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, tries to work it through the on side but Gambhir does really well to intercept it at forward short leg

20.4

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, flighted outside off, he rocks back and cuts to the off side

20.5

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, flighted on middle and leg, he pushes it through the line to the on side

20.6

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, a little slower to the air, he lunges forward and smothers the spin

Australia 58/2   MEK Hussey 21* (43b 4x4)

22.1

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, pitches outside off, he goes back and cuts to the off side

22.2

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, 1 run, rocks back at his crease, waits for the turn and steers it wide of cover

22.4

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, Hussey goes right back at the crease to defend, dangerously close to the stumps

22.5

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, fires it fuller and quicker, he gets forward and defends

22.6

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, gets well forward and angles it towards gully

Australia 64/3   MEK Hussey 22* (48b 4x4)

24.1

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, 1 run, flighted down the leg side, he tucks it to fine leg

Australia 65/3   MEK Hussey 23* (49b 4x4)

25.1

Mishra to Hussey, 1 run, Mishra gets good turn into the left-hander, he rocks back and cuts to the off side

25.3

Mishra to Hussey, no run, pushed in flatter, he lunges forward and defends

25.4

Mishra to Hussey, 1 run, gets forward and taps it wide of the vacant silly point and sets off quickly

Australia 68/3   MEK Hussey 25* (52b 4x4)

26.1

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, down the leg side, he nudges it to the on side

26.2

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, Dropped Comes forward and there's a genuine edge which goes quickly to Dhoni, it deflects off his pads and he fails to get his gloves behind it

26.3

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, gets forward and defends

26.4

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, gets on the front foot and smothers the spin

26.5

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, shuffles a bit across the stumps and defends

26.6

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, flighted on middle and leg, he pushes it down to mid-on

Australia 68/3   MEK Hussey 25* (58b 4x4)

27.5

Mishra to Hussey, no run, flighted outside off, he gets forward and pushes it to the off side

27.6

Mishra to Hussey, no run, moves across the stumps and flicks across the line straight to midwicket

Australia 69/3   MEK Hussey 25* (60b 4x4)

29.1

Khan to Hussey, no run, false shot, Hussey commits very early to the pull and meets thin air as the ball dips on him

29.2

Khan to Hussey, 1 run, full and drifting on the pads, he works it to fine leg

Australia 70/3   MEK Hussey 26* (62b 4x4)

30.1

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, pitches outside off and straightens, Hussey watchfully lets it go

30.2

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, 1 run, full in length and on the stumps, he closes the face of the bat and works it wide of midwicket

Australia 71/3   MEK Hussey 27* (64b 4x4)

31.1

Khan to Hussey, no run, Appeal Zaheer's reverse swing has Hussey in a bit of a tangle, he gets a big stride forward and that probably saves him, Zaheer reckoned that would have hit, Koertzen shakes his head

31.2

Khan to Hussey, no run, pitches outside off, not much swing this time, left alone

31.3

Khan to Hussey, no run, again works up some reverse swing and Hussey is cramped for room to cut, he chops it down to the off side

31.4

Khan to Hussey, 1 run, misdirects the swing to the pads and he whips it to fine leg

Australia 73/3   MEK Hussey 28* (68b 4x4)

32.1

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, 1 run, gives it a lot of air and lands it on a full length, Hussey flicks his wrists and works it away stylishly to the on side

32.4

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, flighted outside off, he gets forward and pushes it down to cover

32.5

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, taops it in front of gully with soft hands and turns down a single

32.6

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

Australia 83/3   MEK Hussey 29* (72b 4x4)

33.3

Khan to Hussey, no run, pitches on a fullish length on off stump, he gets forward and defends

33.4

Khan to Hussey, no run, gets a bit of late inward movement and Hussey is solid in defense as he taps it back to the bowler

33.5

Khan to Hussey, no run, excellent inswinging yorker, the ball moves in sharply and only a man in supreme touch like Hussey can keep it out, otherwise it would knocked the base of off stump

33.6

Khan to Hussey, no run, holds the length back outside off he lets it go to the keeper

Australia 86/3   MEK Hussey 29* (76b 4x4)

35.1

Khan to Hussey, no run, gets a lot of reverse swing and Hussey does well to dig it out to the off side

35.2

Khan to Hussey, no run, swings in but lands on a shorter length, he gets forward and defends

35.3

Khan to Hussey, no run, once again the ball just swerves in late, it also lands on a yorker length and that makes it all the more difficult for hussey to score

35.4

Khan to Hussey, no run, cuts back on the pace, pitches outside off and holds its line before reaching the keeper

35.5

Khan to Hussey, no run, this time it moves away slightly, he shapes to drive through the covers but opens the face of the bat and steers it to point

35.6

Khan to Hussey, no run, pitches a little wide outside off and shapes away, safely left alone

Australia 90/3   MEK Hussey 29* (82b 4x4)

36.2

Mishra to Hussey, FOUR, too short and wide, he shifts his weight to the back foot and cuts it hard past extra cover, there's nobody patrolling there to cut it off

36.3

Mishra to Hussey, 1 run, gets a touch forward and pushes it to the covers with soft hands and sets off

Australia 98/3   MEK Hussey 34* (84b 5x4)

37.1

Sharma to Hussey, no run, comes round the wicket, the angle is in to the left hander and he tucks it away to midwicket

37.2

Sharma to Hussey, 1 run, angles into him sharply and he gets across and clips it down to fine leg

Australia 99/3   MEK Hussey 35* (86b 5x4)

38.1

Mishra to Hussey, no run, vicious turn from the rough, Hussey goes back and just manages to keep it out

38.2

Mishra to Hussey, no run, slower through the air, lands close to the pads, he nudges it wide of the bat-pad fielder

38.3

Mishra to Hussey, no run, flighted outside off, pushed to the off side

38.4

Mishra to Hussey, no run, gives it more air and more pace as well, he gets forward and smothers the spin

38.5

Mishra to Hussey, no run, tries to nudge it to the on side but not for the first time Gambhir at forward short leg gets in the way

38.6

Mishra to Hussey, 2 runs, sweeps hard and harbhajan has to sprint across from fine leg to cut it off, he slides and pulls it back, good committment

Australia 101/3   MEK Hussey 37* (92b 5x4)

39.2

Sharma to Hussey, no run, 87.2 mph, fires that from round the wicket, he taps it to the off side and firmly denies the single

39.3

Sharma to Hussey, no run, comes over the wicket, he lands it on a good length on middle and off, he taps it away towards the bowler

39.4

Sharma to Hussey, no run, steers it to Tendulkar at backward point and decides against the single

39.5

Sharma to Hussey, no run, hits a good length on off and middle, Hussey gets behind the line and tucks it back to the bowler

39.6

Sharma to Hussey, no run, sprays that wide of the stumps, safely left alone

Australia 102/3   MEK Hussey 37* (97b 5x4)

41.1

Sharma to Hussey, no run, on target straightaway, back of length, on middle, coming back in a bit, Hussey defends towards the off

41.2

Sharma to Hussey, 1 run, on the off stump this time, Hussey just pushes it softly past the bowler and the batsmen scamper a single, Harbhajan a bit slow to filed that at mid-off

Australia 103/4   MEK Hussey 38* (99b 5x4)

42.1

Mishra to Hussey, no run, flighted, on a length outside off, defended on the front foot

42.2

Mishra to Hussey, 1 run, more flight from Mishra, good length outside off, Hussey pushes it away towards cover

42.4

Mishra to Hussey, no run, outside off and punched to cover

42.5

Mishra to Hussey, FOUR, A touch short, not much flight, width provided and Hussey rocks back on his back foot and crunches that in front of point for four

42.6

Mishra to Hussey, no run, again some width, Hussey slaps it words point

Australia 113/4   MEK Hussey 43* (104b 6x4)

43.5

Sharma to Hussey, no run, length ball on middle and leg, Hussey pushes it towards mid-on

43.6

Sharma to Hussey, no run, on middle this time, Hussey pushes it towards mid-off

Australia 118/4   MEK Hussey 43* (106b 6x4)

45.1

Sharma to Hussey, no run, Ishant's been accurate so far and he is again. On a length, Hussey pushes it back to the bowler

45.2

Sharma to Hussey, no run, strays on his pads but Hussey isn't able to capitalise, it hits his pads and trickles away to the leg side

45.3

Sharma to Hussey, no run, on the pads again, Hussey defends it to the leg side

45.4

Sharma to Hussey, 2 runs, more leg-side offerings, Hussey works it away towards square leg

45.5

Sharma to Hussey, no run, Oooh, angling across the batsmen, Hussey gets on the front foot to defend but he is beaten

45.6

Sharma to Hussey, no run, Hussey looks more solid this time as he defends a ball on middle stump

Australia 120/4   MEK Hussey 45* (112b 6x4)

46.5

Khan to Hussey, no run, draws Hussey onto the front foot and he defends it to cover

46.6

Khan to Hussey, 1 run, shorter this time, and slightly outside off, Hussey steers it towards point where a lazy Sehwag misfields to give away a single

Australia 122/4   MEK Hussey 46* (114b 6x4)

47.1

Sharma to Hussey, no run, good length from Ishant, Hussey punches it confidently to point

47.2

Sharma to Hussey, 2 runs, just outside off, Hussey opens the face and works it away towards point again, excellent running gets the batsmen two runs

47.3

Sharma to Hussey, 2 runs, That's Hussey's fifty, banged in short by Ishant, Hussey pulls it, god placement but it was stopped by Zaheer at the boundary

47.4

Sharma to Hussey, FOUR, Nearly out! Ishant gets the outside edge from a ball that angle across Hussey, drops short of Dravid at first slip

47.5

Sharma to Hussey, OUT, Hussey's gone this time! And that's a massive wicket for India. Fantastic bowling from Ishant, a repeat of the previous ball, it induces a thinner edge from Hussey which results in a simple catch for Dhoni

MEK Hussey c †Dhoni b Sharma 54 (181m 119b 7x4 0x6) SR: 45.37

Australia 130/5   MEK Hussey 54 (119b 7x4)
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