Australia tour of India, 2008/09 / Commentary

Border-Gavaskar Trophy - 2nd Test

India v Australia

India won by 320 runs

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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

Australia 0/1   SM Katich 0* (0b)   Z Khan 0.3-0-0-1

7.5

Sharma to Ponting, OUT, this time it looked plumb! Ishant pitches it just a fraction short of a good length outside off and gets it to nip back in sharply, Ponting is caught at the crease and is beaten for pace, that was hitting the top of the stumps, Koertzen gives him the slow death

RT Ponting lbw b Sharma 5 (35m 23b 1x4 0x6) SR: 21.73

Australia 17/2   SM Katich 12* (21b 2x4)   I Sharma 2.5-1-5-1

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   MEK Hussey 21* (43b 4x4)   A Mishra 3-0-7-1

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   MEK Hussey 37* (97b 5x4)   A Mishra 8.5-1-21-2

47.5

Sharma to Hussey, OUT, Hussey's gone this time! And that's a massive wicket for India. Fantastic bowling from Ishant, a repeat of the previous ball, it induces a thinner edge from Hussey which results in a simple catch for Dhoni

MEK Hussey c †Dhoni b Sharma 54 (181m 119b 7x4 0x6) SR: 45.37

Australia 130/5   SR Watson 10* (20b 2x4)   I Sharma 12.5-3-47-2

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

Australia 146/6   SR Watson 15* (37b 3x4)   Harbhajan Singh 11.3-2-29-1

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

Australia 167/7   SR Watson 31* (55b 6x4)   A Mishra 12.2-2-37-3

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

Australia 240/8   SR Watson 63* (127b 8x4 1x6)   Harbhajan Singh 23.1-8-40-2

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

Australia 262/9   MG Johnson 3* (26b)   A Mishra 25.2-7-71-4

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   MG Johnson 9* (32b 1x6)   A Mishra 26.4-8-71-5
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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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