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

5.1

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, no run, full outside off, driven to the covers

5.2

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, FOUR, first blood to Ponting, he feasts on a half volley outside off and drives firmly through the covers, all placement there

5.3

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, no run, flighted on middle and leg, pushes it to mid-on

5.4

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, no run, full outside off, he can't beat mid-off

5.5

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, no run, gives it more air, he gets well forward and smothers the spin

5.6

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, no run, holds the length back, Ponting stays on the back foot and patiently taps it away

Australia 13/1   Harbhajan Singh 1-0-4-0

18.1

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, FOUR, pitches on a good length outside off and turns a little, he rocks back, plays late and carves it wide of point, the ball runs to third man

18.2

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, 1 run, gets forward to a full delivery and pushes it towards cover

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   Harbhajan Singh 2-0-9-0

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   Harbhajan Singh 3-0-13-0

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

22.3

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

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   Harbhajan Singh 4-0-15-0

24.1

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

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   Harbhajan Singh 5-0-16-0

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   Harbhajan Singh 6-1-16-0

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   Harbhajan Singh 7-2-16-0

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

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   Harbhajan Singh 8-2-18-0

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

32.2

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

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   Harbhajan Singh 9-2-24-0

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   Harbhajan Singh 10-2-28-0

53.1

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, no run, starts off with a length delivery on off, Haddin defends towards the leg side

53.2

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, no run, shorter, bit more flight, gets some turn, Haddin plays it to short leg

53.3

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, no run, similar ball, Haddin defends again to the leg side

53.4

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, 1 run, flighted delivery on the off, turning in, Haddin pushes it to leg

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   Harbhajan Singh 11-2-29-0

55.1

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, no run, tossed up, on a length outside off, inside edged towards midwicket

55.2

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, no run, Haddin uses his feet to try unsettle the bowler, but the length was too short and he plays it back to the bowler

55.3

Harbhajan Singh to Haddin, OUT, Haddin's gone. Clean bowled. Flighted delivery from Harbhajan, gets good dip and turn and Haddin's is beaten as he attempts a drive off the front foot and it crashes into off stump

BJ Haddin b Harbhajan Singh 9 (39m 29b 1x4 0x6) SR: 31.03

55.4

Harbhajan Singh to White, no run, White gets on the front foot defends his first ball

55.5

Harbhajan Singh to White, no run, A repeat of the previous ball, Harbhajan is flighting his deliveries now and getting it to land on a great length just outside off

55.6

Harbhajan Singh to White, no run, plays it to silly point

Australia 146/6   Harbhajan Singh 12-3-29-1

57.1

Harbhajan Singh to White, no run, more flight from Harbhajan, White defends off the front foot

57.2

Harbhajan Singh to White, no run, similar delivery and the man at short leg is having to do some work as the batsmen keep defending

57.3

Harbhajan Singh to White, no run, defence, to the slip this time

57.4

Harbhajan Singh to White, no run, fuller ball, on off and middle, White tries to work it away toward square leg, but doesn't quite get hold of it

57.5

Harbhajan Singh to White, no run, patted to the leg side this time

57.6

Harbhajan Singh to White, no run, Watson punches it to cover, can't the pierce the field

Australia 154/6   Harbhajan Singh 13-4-29-1

59.1

Harbhajan Singh to White, no run, White smothers the ball with his front-foot defence

59.2

Harbhajan Singh to White, no run, tapped to the short leg fielder this time

59.3

Harbhajan Singh to White, no run, Batsmen are being kept quiet here. Watson pushes it to the leg side. You can feel the pressure building

59.4

Harbhajan Singh to White, no run, this time he pats it to silly point

59.5

Harbhajan Singh to White, no run, blocked back to the bowler

59.6

Harbhajan Singh to White, no run, Leg-stump line but White doesn't go for a big shot. He pushes it towards mid-on

Australia 156/6   Harbhajan Singh 14-5-29-1

61.1

Harbhajan Singh to White, no run, on middle and leg, White defends it back to the bowler

61.2

Harbhajan Singh to White, 1 run, more flight this time, White drives and it was a bit uppish but wide to the bowler's right

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

61.5

Harbhajan Singh to White, no run, More flighted stuff from Harbhajan, and more front-foot defence from White

61.6

Harbhajan Singh to White, 1 run, on middle and leg, White nurdles it past midwicket for a single to retain the strike

Australia 165/6   Harbhajan Singh 15-5-32-1

63.1

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

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

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   Harbhajan Singh 16-5-34-1

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   Harbhajan Singh 17-6-34-1

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

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   Harbhajan Singh 18-6-35-1

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   Harbhajan Singh 19-6-37-1

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   Harbhajan Singh 20-7-37-1

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

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   Harbhajan Singh 21-7-38-1

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   Harbhajan Singh 22-8-38-1

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   Harbhajan Singh 23-8-40-1

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

90.2

Harbhajan Singh to Johnson, no run, fires in a flat delivery, 108 kmph, Johnson gets on the front foot and defends

90.3

Harbhajan Singh to Johnson, no run, tossed up this time, pitching on middle and Johnson blocks it off the front foot

90.4

Harbhajan Singh to Johnson, no run, slightly overpitched, not much turn on that one, Johnson taps it back to the bowler

90.5

Harbhajan Singh to Johnson, no run, flighted delivery, Johnson is beaten as that one held it line after pitching on middle

90.6

Harbhajan Singh to Johnson, no run, Johnson shows the full face of the bat as he blocks it

Australia 240/8   Harbhajan Singh 24-9-40-2

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   Harbhajan Singh 25-9-42-2

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

94.3

Harbhajan Singh to Johnson, 1 run, flatter through the air, he opens the face of the bat and glides it to short third man and takes a quick single

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

94.6

Harbhajan Singh to Johnson, no run, comes round the wicket, the ball just goes through straight to Dhoni, Watson has the strike

Australia 252/8   Harbhajan Singh 26-9-45-2

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   Harbhajan Singh 27-9-49-2

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   Harbhajan Singh 28-9-54-2

100.1

Harbhajan Singh to Johnson, no run, flighted outside off, he gets forward and defends to the off side

100.2

Harbhajan Singh to Johnson, no run, slower through the air, goes through straight and beats the bat

100.3

Harbhajan Singh to Johnson, no run, flighted outside off, gets forward and smothers the turn

100.4

Harbhajan Singh to Johnson, no run, Johnson shoulders arms outside off, the ball goes through straight

100.5

Harbhajan Singh to Johnson, SIX, into the crowd! Harbhajan tempts him with flight and he obliges by waltzing down the track and banging it over the region of long-on

100.6

Harbhajan Singh to Johnson, no run, shuffles across his stumps and turns it to the on side

Australia 268/9   Harbhajan Singh 29-9-60-2
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