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

1.1

Sharma to Katich, FOUR, A bit of a gift from Ishant, he slides towards the pads and Katich shuffles across his stumps and whips it wide of midwicket, more than the placement that shot had the power

Australia 4/1   SM Katich 4* (1b 1x4)   I Sharma 0.1-0-4-0

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

Australia 13/1   RT Ponting 5* (14b 1x4)   Harbhajan Singh 0.2-0-4-0

6.4

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

Australia 17/1   SM Katich 12* (19b 2x4)   Z Khan 3.4-1-8-1

9.6

Sharma to Katich, FOUR, more closer to the off stump line, Katich decides to shuffle across and get some wood on it and he opens the facde of the bat and angles it safely past the slip cordon and down to third man

Australia 22/2   SM Katich 17* (29b 3x4)   I Sharma 4-2-9-1

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

Australia 29/2   MEK Hussey 5* (20b 1x4)   Z Khan 7.1-3-13-1

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

Australia 34/2   MEK Hussey 10* (23b 2x4)   I Sharma 6.1-3-15-1

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

Australia 38/2   MEK Hussey 14* (24b 3x4)   I Sharma 6.2-3-19-1

15.5

Sharma to Katich, FOUR, there's no gully and another boundary, the ball comes on to him on a fullish length and he opens the face of the bat and safely steers it past the vacant gully region

Australia 45/2   SM Katich 21* (44b 4x4)   I Sharma 6.5-3-26-1

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

Australia 51/2   SM Katich 26* (52b 5x4)   Harbhajan Singh 1.1-0-8-0

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

Australia 58/2   MEK Hussey 21* (39b 4x4)   Harbhajan Singh 2.2-0-13-0

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

Australia 62/2   SM Katich 33* (60b 6x4)   A Mishra 2.1-0-7-0

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)   Z Khan 11-3-21-1

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

Australia 82/3   MJ Clarke 11* (37b 2x4)   Harbhajan Singh 8.2-2-23-0

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

Australia 90/3   MJ Clarke 19* (45b 3x4)   Harbhajan Singh 9.5-2-28-0

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

Australia 97/3   MEK Hussey 33* (83b 5x4)   A Mishra 6.2-1-18-1

41.5

Sharma to Watson, FOUR, a touch shorter, on off, thick outside edge form Watson races away to the third man boundary

Australia 107/4   SR Watson 4* (4b 1x4)   I Sharma 9.5-3-33-1

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

Australia 113/4   MEK Hussey 43* (103b 6x4)   A Mishra 9.5-2-27-2

43.3

Sharma to Watson, FOUR, shorter, just outside off, Watson steers that to get his second boundary to third man

Australia 117/4   SR Watson 9* (9b 2x4)   I Sharma 10.3-3-37-1

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

Australia 130/4   MEK Hussey 54* (118b 7x4)   I Sharma 12.4-3-47-1

50.4

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

Australia 137/5   BJ Haddin 4* (9b 1x4)   Z Khan 16.4-6-31-1

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

Australia 146/5   SR Watson 15* (33b 3x4)   Z Khan 18.2-6-38-1

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

Australia 150/6   SR Watson 19* (38b 4x4)   Z Khan 19.1-6-42-1

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

Australia 154/6   SR Watson 23* (42b 5x4)   Z Khan 19.5-6-46-1

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

Australia 160/6   SR Watson 28* (48b 6x4)   A Mishra 11.1-2-33-2

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

Australia 173/7   B Lee 5* (9b 1x4)   A Mishra 13.2-2-41-3

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

Australia 186/7   B Lee 12* (30b 2x4)   A Mishra 16.3-3-51-3

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

Australia 196/7   B Lee 16* (50b 3x4)   A Mishra 19.4-5-56-3

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   B Lee 20* (52b 4x4)   A Mishra 20-5-60-3

79.1

Sharma to Watson, FOUR, back of a length and outside off, Watson dispatches that in front of square to bring up his first Test fifty

Australia 214/7   SR Watson 52* (102b 7x4 1x6)   I Sharma 16.1-4-54-2

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.

Australia 220/7   B Lee 24* (60b 5x4)   Z Khan 20.3-6-51-1

85.2

Sharma to Lee, FOUR, great shot from Lee, overpitched on middle and leg and Lee drives it back down the ground and holds the follow through for the photographers

Australia 231/7   B Lee 31* (81b 6x4)   I Sharma 19.2-4-63-2

87.3

Sharma to Watson, FOUR, Whack! short ball outside off, Watson smashes it to the midwicket boundary.

Australia 238/7   SR Watson 63* (118b 8x4 1x6)   I Sharma 20.3-4-68-2

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

Australia 257/8   SR Watson 73* (147b 9x4 1x6)   Harbhajan Singh 26.5-9-49-2

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

Australia 261/8   SR Watson 77* (149b 10x4 1x6)   Harbhajan Singh 27.1-9-53-2
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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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