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

17.1

Mishra to Katich, no run, pushes his first delivery full and quick, he gets forward and defends

17.2

Mishra to Katich, no run, Appeal Pitches around the leg stump and straightens, he gets a big stride forward and plays it away, Mishra was confident

17.3

Mishra to Katich, no run, flighted on middle and leg, he pushes it back to the bowler

17.4

Mishra to Katich, no run, gets well forward and defends very close to the pads

17.5

Mishra to Katich, no run, flighted outside the off stump, it straightens before reaching the keeper

17.6

Mishra to Katich, 1 run, rocks on the back foot and punches a good length delivery to the right of Ganguly at mid-off, he has a shy at the stumps

Australia 47/2   A Mishra 1-0-1-0

19.1

Mishra to Katich, no run, takes a pace down the pitch but decides to defend

19.2

Mishra to Katich, no run, flighted on middle and leg, he stays back and tucks it to the on side

19.3

Mishra to Katich, no run, flighted outside off, he defends

19.4

Mishra to Katich, no run, flighted outside off, he defends

19.5

Mishra to Katich, no run, tries to intimidate him by coming down the track but checks his stroke and pushes it back down the pitch

19.6

Mishra to Katich, 2 runs, curves towards the pads, he shuffles and nudges it down to fine leg

Australia 54/2   A Mishra 2-0-3-0

21.1

Mishra to Katich, FOUR, Mishra errs by giving too much width outside off, it pitches on a good length as well, he rocks back and cuts it hard past point and cover

21.2

Mishra to Katich, no run, pushed back to the bowler

21.3

Mishra to Katich, no run, steps down the track but fails to put away a low full toss, Gambhir at bat-pad intercepts it with his body, he's saved a few runs already in the last two overs

21.4

Mishra to Katich, no run, flighted on middle and off, he defends

21.5

Mishra to Katich, no run, flighted on off and middle, he gets forward and defends

21.6

Mishra to Katich, OUT, he strikes with his 18th ball in Test cricket, it pitches outside off and comes in just a trifle, Katich gets forward to defend, he doesn't cover the line and gets a thin inside edge which hits the crease and then brushes the legstump

SM Katich b Mishra 33 (102m 65b 6x4 0x6) SR: 50.76

Australia 62/3   A Mishra 3-0-7-1

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   A Mishra 4-1-7-1

25.1

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

25.2

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

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

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   A Mishra 5-1-10-1

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

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   A Mishra 6-1-11-1

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

36.2

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

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   A Mishra 7-1-19-1

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   A Mishra 8-1-21-1

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

40.6

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

Australia 102/4   A Mishra 9-2-21-2

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

42.3

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

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   A Mishra 10-2-27-2

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

58.5

Mishra to White, no run, full delivery, getting good dip, White works it away to backward point

58.6

Mishra to White, 1 run, gets the outside edge as White looks to defend on the front foot, ball runs away to short third man

Australia 156/6   A Mishra 11-2-29-2

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   A Mishra 12-2-35-2

62.1

Mishra to White, 2 runs, on a length, pitched just outside off, White plays it with soft hands to cover, batsmen go for a quick single, Sehwag attempts to throw stumps down at the batsman's end but misses and concedes an overthrow

62.2

Mishra to White, OUT, Got him! The googly does the trick for Mishra again. Australia are crumbling here. Flighted delivery, pitching on off, White is totally deceived and the ball goes through the gap between bat and pad and knocks back the leg stump

CL White b Mishra 5 (26m 23b 0x4 0x6) SR: 21.73

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   A Mishra 13-2-37-3

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   A Mishra 14-2-42-3

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   A Mishra 15-3-42-3

68.1

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

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   A Mishra 16-3-45-3

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

70.2

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

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   A Mishra 17-3-51-3

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   A Mishra 18-4-51-3

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   A Mishra 19-5-51-3

76.1

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

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   A Mishra 20-5-60-3

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

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   A Mishra 21-5-67-3

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

91.3

Mishra to Johnson, 2 runs, down the leg side to the left hander, who glances it for a couple

91.4

Mishra to Johnson, no run, flighted delivery, pitching outside off, well left by Johnson

91.5

Mishra to Johnson, no run, defended solidly by Johnson

91.6

Mishra to Johnson, no run, more defence, this time to the leg side

Australia 243/8   A Mishra 22-5-70-3

93.1

Mishra to Johnson, no run, round the wicket to the left hander, spins inwards as he shoulders arms

93.2

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

93.3

Mishra to Johnson, no run, flighted on off and middle, he gets forward and defends

93.4

Mishra to Johnson, no run, tossed on middle, he gets forward on the walk and pushes it to midwicket

93.5

Mishra to Johnson, no run, comes over the wicket, gives it more air, he pushes it to mid-on

93.6

Mishra to Johnson, no run, slower through the air, he gets well forward and smothers the spin

Australia 249/8   A Mishra 23-6-70-3

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

95.4

Mishra to Johnson, no run, flighted on middle and off, he gets wel forward and defends

95.5

Mishra to Johnson, no run, stays a bit on the backfoot, waits for the turn and tucks it to the on side

95.6

Mishra to Johnson, no run, this one beats him, the wrong 'un, pokes his bat out to defend

Australia 253/8   A Mishra 24-6-71-3

97.1

Mishra to Johnson, no run, flighted outside off, driven to the off side

97.2

Mishra to Johnson, no run, flighted outside off, he drives firmly to the covers

97.3

Mishra to Johnson, no run, comes round the wicket, lands on a full length on middle and off, he defends

97.4

Mishra to Johnson, no run, not much turn, he closes the face of the bat as he defends

97.5

Mishra to Johnson, no run, flighted outside off, defended uppishly to the silly point region

97.6

Mishra to Johnson, no run, short and wide outside off, he waits on it, rocks back and cuts hard and strikes Laxman flush on the shin

Australia 257/8   A Mishra 25-7-71-3

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

99.3

Mishra to Siddle, no run, defends very close to the his pad and gets a thin inside edge

99.4

Mishra to Siddle, no run, this one keeps low and turns, Siddle was all at sea on the forward defence

99.5

Mishra to Siddle, no run, a big spinning googly, pitches on middle and turns sharply past the back of Siddle

99.6

Mishra to Siddle, no run, lunges forward to defend and there appears to be an edge onto his pads, close shout for leg before and Mishra appeals confidently, not sure about the edge

Australia 262/9   A Mishra 26-8-71-4

101.1

Mishra to Siddle, no run, straighter, flatter one pitching on off, Siddle gets behind the line and defends

101.2

Mishra to Siddle, no run, Siddle tries to work it through the leg side, gets a leading edge towards the bowler

101.3

Mishra to Siddle, no run, big legspinner, Siddle gets on the front foot, looks to dives but is comprehensively beaten

101.4

Mishra to Siddle, OUT, Gone! Five for Mishra on debut, big flight, lures Siddle out of the crease who's attempted heave doesn't connect and Dhoni has the simple task of taking off the bails

PM Siddle st †Dhoni b Mishra 0 (8m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Australia 268/10   A Mishra 26.4-8-71-5
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Oct 21, 2008

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