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

0.1

Khan to Hayden, no run, starts off with a loosener outside off, he shoulders arms, not much bounce

0.2

Khan to Hayden, no run, gets well forward and pushes this one to gully

0.3

Khan to Hayden, OUT, Hayden's ordinary tour continues! Zaheer pitches it on a good length outside off and gets it to curve back in, Hayden gets across but fails to cover the line, the ball clips the pad, then a thin inside edge crashes onto the stumps and the off stump is pushed back

ML Hayden b Khan 0 (2m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

0.4

Khan to Ponting, no run, full on the pads and Ponting lunges forward and works it down to mid-on

0.5

Khan to Ponting, no run, pitches outside off and gets a bit of lateral movement, Ponting lets it go

0.6

Khan to Ponting, no run, Ponting commits to the front foot and pushes a full away swinging delivery towards point

Australia 0/1   Z Khan 1-1-0-1

2.1

Khan to Katich, 2 runs, confidently gets forward to a fullish delivery outside off and drives through the line past cover, they take the first run quickly and complete the second easily

2.2

Khan to Katich, no run, just slides down the leg side and he misses a flick down to fine leg

2.3

Khan to Katich, 1 run, pitches on middle and off and curves back in, he turns his wrists and tucks it behind square on the on side

2.4

Khan to Ponting, no run, gets it to curve in sharply with the angle, he tries to tuck it away but finds midwicket

2.5

Khan to Ponting, no run, offers the full face of the bat and drives a full delivery firmly back to the bowler, eye contact between Zaheer and Ponting follows

2.6

Khan to Ponting, no run, hits a good length outside off, he lunges forward and pushes it to the off side

Australia 8/1   Z Khan 2-1-3-1

4.1

Khan to Ponting, no run, bangs it in short down the leg side, Ponting withdraws from the shot

4.2

Khan to Ponting, no run, makes him play this time by drifting it in on the stumps, he gets forward and defends solidly on the front foot

4.3

Khan to Ponting, 1 run, a direct hit and he would have gone! Ponting clips it towards Tendulkar at midwicket and risks the single, he's struggling and fortunately for him the throw at the bowler's end was wide

4.4

Khan to Katich, no run, gets forward to a full delivery and drives straight to extra cover

4.5

Khan to Katich, no run, fullish in length outside off, he pushes this one to mid-off

4.6

Khan to Katich, no run, slower delivery, he pushes this one to mid-on

Australia 9/1   Z Khan 3-1-4-1

6.1

Khan to Katich, no run, outside off stump and he drives it straight to point

6.2

Khan to Katich, no run, fuller on middle and leg and clipped right to midwicket

6.3

Khan to Katich, no run, goes back and turns a shorter one to midwicket

6.4

Khan to Katich, FOUR, too straight and a shuffling Katich helps it down to fine leg

6.5

Khan to Katich, no run, slides down the pads again but Katich cannot get bat on it this time, ball stays low behind the stumps and Dhoni pulls off a neat take

6.6

Khan to Katich, no run, skims his thigh pad en route to a tumbling Dhoni again

Australia 17/1   Z Khan 4-1-8-1

8.1

Khan to Katich, no run, gets it to swerve back in through the air, he gets his weight behind the ball and pushes it to the bowler

8.2

Khan to Katich, 1 run, swings it towards the pads and he works it past a diving leg gully, fine leg picks it up

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   Z Khan 5-1-9-1

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   Z Khan 6-2-9-1

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   Z Khan 7-3-9-1

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

14.4

Khan to Katich, no run, pitches around the off stump, he covers the line and defends it back

14.5

Khan to Katich, no run, pitches outside off and holds its line before reaching the keeper

14.6

Khan to Katich, no run, pitches on a fullish length outside off and moves away just a little, left alone

Australia 30/2   Z Khan 8-3-14-1

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   Z Khan 9-3-15-1

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

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   Z Khan 10-3-16-1

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

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   Z Khan 11-3-21-1

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

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   Z Khan 12-3-24-1

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   Z Khan 13-4-24-1

44.1

Khan to Watson, no run, short of a length, Watson defends off the back foot

44.2

Khan to Watson, no run, slower ball, 124 kmph, angling across Watson who lets it go through to the keeper

44.3

Khan to Watson, no run, Making Watson play this time by getting getting the ball closer to the batsman. Watson shows us his front-foot defence again

44.4

Khan to Watson, no run, a bit shorter than the previous ball, Watson gets a stride in and defends

44.5

Khan to Watson, no run, More confident defence from Watson. This time it goes towards cover

44.6

Khan to Watson, no run, Watson goes after a ball which is slightly wide outside off, doesn't make contact and it sails through to the keeper

Australia 118/4   Z Khan 14-5-24-1

46.1

Khan to Watson, no run, Too wide to tempt Watson into playing a shot, he lets it go to the keeper

46.2

Khan to Watson, no run, This ball is closer to off, Watson drives firmly to cover, can't find the gap though

46.3

Khan to Watson, no run, a touch short on off, Watson gets on the front foot and plays it to backward point

46.4

Khan to Watson, 1 run, bouncer but misdirected and not very quick either, that was down the leg side and Watson goes the pull, doesn't quite time it as it runs away towards fine leg

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   Z Khan 15-5-26-1

48.1

Khan to Watson, no run, attempted yorker results in a waist high full toss, Watson defends it comfortably, Zaheer apologises immediately

48.2

Khan to Watson, no run, back of a length delivery, punched firmly by Watson towards mid-off

48.3

Khan to Watson, no run, This ball goes across Watson who shoulders arms to it

48.4

Khan to Watson, no run, Watson doesn't have to play at that one either as it well wide of off stump

48.5

Khan to Watson, no run, better line this time, on off and Watson defends it solidly on the front foot

48.6

Khan to Watson, no run, length ball on middle, Watson punches it back to the bowler

Australia 130/5   Z Khan 16-6-26-1

50.1

Khan to Watson, no run, Zaheer tries the bouncer, Watson's ducks under it

50.2

Khan to Watson, 1 run, bangs it in short again, Watson pulls firmly and square leg umpire Rudi Koertzen can't get out of the way in time. He's doesn't seem hurt though and even manages a chuckle

50.3

Khan to Haddin, no run, defended solidly by Haddin

50.4

Khan to Haddin, FOUR, that was close, Haddin gets an inside edge and it races away just inches past his leg stump

50.5

Khan to Haddin, no run, driven firmly to mid-off but doesn't beat the fielder

50.6

Khan to Haddin, 1 run, played with soft hands towards point, Haddin sets off straightaway for the single

Australia 138/5   Z Khan 17-6-32-1

52.1

Khan to Haddin, no run, good line and length, defended to mid-off

52.2

Khan to Haddin, no run, slightly wider this time, Haddin wanted to power it down the ground, timing was awry and it trickles to mid-off

52.3

Khan to Haddin, no run, length delivery on off stump, defended solidly by Haddin

52.4

Khan to Haddin, no run, A rare loose ball, short and wide, Haddin chases it and slaps it hard but can't beat the cover point fielder

52.5

Khan to Haddin, 1 run, short ball and Haddin pulls it, Ishant does the fielding at backward square leg

52.6

Khan to Watson, no run, Good leave from Watson, back of a length ball, angling across him, that wasn't too far from off stump

Australia 140/5   Z Khan 18-6-33-1

54.1

Khan to Haddin, 1 run, full ball, down the leg side, Haddin manages to work it to the right of mid-on, quick single is taken

54.2

Khan to Watson, FOUR, opened him up with a short of length ball angling across him, gets the outside edge, but doesn't carry to Dhoni and races away behind him and first slip for a boundary

54.3

Khan to Watson, no run, Wide outside off and Watson decides to leave that delivery alone

54.4

Khan to Watson, no run, Watson shoulders arms again as Zaheer sends it too far outside the off stump to trouble the batsman

54.5

Khan to Watson, no run, back of a length, on middle and off this time, Watson defends it back to the bowler

54.6

Khan to Watson, no run, Another I'm-not-interested-in-that leave from Watson as Zaheer fires it wide outside off

Australia 146/5   Z Khan 19-6-38-1

56.1

Khan to Watson, FOUR, length ball, not too far outside off, Watson gets on the front foot and square drives it for a boundary. Lot of runs behind point today

56.2

Khan to Watson, no run, on middle and leg, pushed firmly to midwicket

56.3

Khan to Watson, no run, outside off, and Watson lets that go through to the keeper

56.4

Khan to Watson, no run, overpitched delivery, Waston was provided the width and he went after it but the timing was poor and it goes to the fielder at cover

56.5

Khan to Watson, FOUR, Back of a length, bit of width, Watson opens the face of the bat and guides the ball between the slips for another boundary in the third-man region

56.6

Khan to Watson, no run, length ball, inside edge on to the pads, stifled appeal from the bowler

Australia 154/6   Z Khan 20-6-46-1

80.1

Khan to Watson, 1 run, Starts off with a delivery down leg side, Watson turns it away square and Ishant Sharma does the fielding

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   Z Khan 21-6-52-1

82.1

Khan to Watson, no run, length ball on off, Watson offers the full face of the bat as he defends it towards mid-off

82.2

Khan to Watson, no run, wider this time, Watson tries to force it past mid-off but the timing was awry

82.3

Khan to Watson, no run, better timing this time from Watson but straight to the fielder at mid-off

82.4

Khan to Watson, no run, another good looking drive from Watson, placement wasn't very good again, straight to the fielder at extra cover

82.5

Khan to Watson, 1 run, much closer to the body, played with soft hands towards point, single taken

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   Z Khan 22-6-53-1

84.1

Khan to Watson, 1 run, length ball on off, Watson plays it with soft hands towards point, easy single

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   Z Khan 23-6-54-1

86.1

Khan to Watson, no run, good length on middle and off, Watson defends to the side

86.2

Khan to Watson, no run, well outside off, Watson shoulders arms

86.3

Khan to Watson, no run, Watson gets behind the line of the ball and defends stoutly

86.4

Khan to Watson, 1 run, Watson looks to work that one towards point, gets an inside edge and the ball trickles towards square leg

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   Z Khan 24-6-56-1

89.1

Khan to Watson, no run, nice, tight line from Zaheer, Watson pushes it towards mid-off

89.2

Khan to Watson, no run, length ball on off, confidently defended by Watson

89.3

Khan to Watson, no run, overpitched and some width provided, Watson goes for the drive but doesn't time it and it rolls along to mid-off

89.4

Khan to Watson, no run, shorter but wide again, Watson cuts it towards cover point

89.5

Khan to Watson, no run, short ball well down the leg side, Watson thought about the pull but didn't go for it

89.6

Khan to Watson, no run, Fires in the bouncer, much better direction, flies over Watson's head

Australia 240/7   Z Khan 25-7-56-1
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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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