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

22.3

Harbhajan Singh to Clarke, 1 run, lunges forward to defend and he taps it away softly in front of cover and sets off

Australia 64/3   MJ Clarke 1* (1b)

23.1

Mishra to Clarke, no run, pushes that full and quite flat, he gets forward and smothers the turn

23.2

Mishra to Clarke, no run, commits to the front foot again and defends on the front foot

23.3

Mishra to Clarke, no run, flighted outsude off, defended back to the bowler

23.4

Mishra to Clarke, no run, flighted on middle and leg, he shuffles and works it to the on side

23.5

Mishra to Clarke, no run, Clarke picks the sharp googly early and tucks it away safely to the on side

23.6

Mishra to Clarke, no run, flighted on off and middle, he turns the face of the bat and pushes it to the on side

Australia 64/3   MJ Clarke 1* (7b)

24.2

Harbhajan Singh to Clarke, no run, flighted outside off, he lunges forward and defends

24.3

Harbhajan Singh to Clarke, no run, edged and just falls short of Dravid, he stays on the backfoot, drops his bat and the ball goes to Dravid's right at first slip, not a chance

24.4

Harbhajan Singh to Clarke, no run, gets a good stride forward and defends

24.5

Harbhajan Singh to Clarke, no run, flighted on middle and leg, he keeps it away

24.6

Harbhajan Singh to Clarke, no run, slower throughb the air, he stays on the backfoot and defends

Australia 65/3   MJ Clarke 1* (12b)

25.2

Mishra to Clarke, 1 run, strays down leg, he shuffles on the back foot and nudges it behind the crease

25.5

Mishra to Clarke, no run, gets turn again and Clarke does well to get forward and cover it

25.6

Mishra to Clarke, no run, pushed in quicker and not much turn, defended again

Australia 68/3   MJ Clarke 2* (15b)

27.1

Mishra to Clarke, no run, pushed in quick, he gets well forward and defends

27.2

Mishra to Clarke, no run, stays on the backfoot and just manages to get his bat behind the line and cover the turn

27.3

Mishra to Clarke, no run, stays on the back foot, tries to nudge it fine but misses

27.4

Mishra to Clarke, 1 run, bowls from slightly wide of the crease, he pitches it full and he drives through the line to mid-off

Australia 69/3   MJ Clarke 3* (19b)

28.1

Harbhajan Singh to Clarke, no run, flighted outside off, tries to defend it close to his pads

28.2

Harbhajan Singh to Clarke, no run, big turn, viscious bounce, that really kicks from outside off and strikes him on the body as he tries to shoulder arms

28.3

Harbhajan Singh to Clarke, no run, fuller in length, he pushes it to the on side

28.4

Harbhajan Singh to Clarke, no run, slower through the air and lands on a good length he gets back and defends

28.5

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

28.6

Harbhajan Singh to Clarke, no run, flighted around the off stump, he gets forward and smothers the turn

Australia 69/3   MJ Clarke 3* (25b)

29.3

Khan to Clarke, no run, pitches outside off and angles across him, keeps a little low before reaching Dhoni

29.4

Khan to Clarke, no run, tries to whip it off his pads but fails to make contact with the bat, bit of reverse swing there

29.5

Khan to Clarke, no run, pitches around middle and leg, he gets behind it and defends

29.6

Khan to Clarke, no run, pitches on a good length outside off and shapes away, he lets it go

Australia 70/3   MJ Clarke 3* (29b)

30.3

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

30.4

Harbhajan Singh to Clarke, no run, a little quicker through the air, he gets forward and defends

30.5

Harbhajan Singh to Clarke, no run, gets a big stride across the stumps to smother the spin

30.6

Harbhajan Singh to Clarke, 1 no ball, oversteps, this is slower through the air, defended

30.6

Harbhajan Singh to Clarke, no run, gets a stride across his stumps to defend, he pushes it away wide of silly point

Australia 72/3   MJ Clarke 3* (34b)

31.5

Khan to Clarke, no run, pitches in line with middle stump and straightens, he gets forward and defends, well played

31.6

Khan to Clarke, FOUR, changes his line of attack and comes round the wicket, it doesn't help though as he dishes out a half volley, Clarke gets forward and gently pushes past the arc between mid-off and cover

Australia 77/3   MJ Clarke 7* (36b 1x4)

32.2

Harbhajan Singh to Clarke, FOUR, gives him the charge and just manages to pick the turn and loft through the line over midwicket, not a very convincing loft but there was enough to reach the boundary

32.3

Harbhajan Singh to Clarke, 1 run, pushes it on the front foot to mid-off and sets off quickly, Tendulkar tumbles at mid-off and saves maybe another run, good stuff

Australia 83/3   MJ Clarke 12* (38b 2x4)

33.1

Khan to Clarke, no run, continues round the wicket, strays down the leg side and Clarke shuffles too far across to get some wood on it and flick it to fine leg

33.2

Khan to Clarke, 3 runs, full and wide outside off, he leans onto the drive and eases it past cover, Zaheer's searching for some movement

Australia 86/3   MJ Clarke 15* (40b 2x4)

34.1

Harbhajan Singh to Clarke, no run, Clarke gets a big stride across and defends it off

34.2

Harbhajan Singh to Clarke, no run, sticks his pad out but the ball turns and strikes him outside the line of the stumps

34.3

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

34.4

Harbhajan Singh to Clarke, no run, slower through the air, he gets forward and defends

34.5

Harbhajan Singh to Clarke, FOUR, Clarke ups the pace by stepping down the track and lofting a flighted delivery over mid-off, one bounce and four, he's a quality player of spin

34.6

Harbhajan Singh to Clarke, no run, gets forward and safely keeps it away

Australia 90/3   MJ Clarke 19* (46b 3x4)

36.1

Mishra to Clarke, 3 runs, pitches outside the off stump, he rocks back and cuts, Harbhajan gives the chase and does well to pull it back before the rope at deep point

36.4

Mishra to Clarke, no run, gets well forward and defends on the front foot

36.5

Mishra to Clarke, no run, commits to the front foot again and keeps it away

36.6

Mishra to Clarke, no run, delivers from wide of the crease, cuts back on the pace and gives it more air, he drives it back to the bowler who responds by flinging it back at the stumps

Australia 98/3   MJ Clarke 22* (50b 3x4)

37.3

Sharma to Clarke, no run, 84.9 mph, pitches outside off and holds its line, he gets good bounce and carry to the keeper

37.4

Sharma to Clarke, no run, pitches around the off stump line and straightens, he angles it down to the covers

37.5

Sharma to Clarke, no run, pitches outside off but this doesn't bounce too much before reaching Dhoni, Clarke shoulders arms

37.6

Sharma to Clarke, no run, similar delivery, shouders arms to a delivery that holds its line

Australia 99/3   MJ Clarke 22* (54b 3x4)

39.1

Sharma to Clarke, 1 run, pitches on a good length on off and middle, he taps it softly past the bowler and takes a quick single to mid-on

Australia 102/3   MJ Clarke 23* (55b 3x4)

40.1

Mishra to Clarke, no run, flighted on middle and leg, gets forward and defends

40.2

Mishra to Clarke, no run, pushed in flatter, he gets forward quickly and defends

40.3

Mishra to Clarke, no run, slower through the air and wider of the offstump, reaches out to defend

40.4

Mishra to Clarke, no run, now he dishes out the googly and that really turns in from the rough, well left by Clarke

40.5

Mishra to Clarke, OUT, comes round the wicket and smart move! He loops it on middle stump and the ball lands bang in line with the middle stump, it straightens and hits him in line, Clarke gets forward but fails to get his bat behind the line, Mishra was super confident and Asad Rauf didn't need too much time to ponder over it, it was the straight ball that foxed Clarke and Mishra really deserved that scalp, once again Clarke falls at the stroke of stumps (as in Bangalore)

MJ Clarke lbw b Mishra 23 (77m 60b 3x4 0x6) SR: 38.33

Australia 102/4   MJ Clarke 23 (60b 3x4)
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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

Ricky Ponting and Sourav Ganguly watch the post-match presentations

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