Australia tour of India, 2008/09 / Commentary

Border-Gavaskar Trophy - 3rd Test

India v Australia

Match drawn

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150  | Overs 151-200

102.2

Mishra to Watson, no run, good turn there, turning off Watson's pad as he defends

102.3

Mishra to Watson, no run, massive shout as one pitches on the stumps, straightens and skids on, Watson comes a long way forward and perhaps thats what saved him, good shout

102.4

Mishra to Watson, no run, tossed up again, he comes down and defends to the on side

102.5

Mishra to Watson, no run, and again, uses his feet and tries to work it away but cant beat the man

102.6

Mishra to Watson, no run, another good shot as Watson comes a long way forward, struck marginally outside the line, but what a good over from Mishra

Australia 327/4   SR Watson 0* (5b)

103.2

Sehwag to Watson, 4 byes, turns and goes on, past the bat of Watson as he gets back and across to defend and it shoots past Dhoni as well

103.3

Sehwag to Watson, no run, tossed up on a good length and Watson goes back to defend

103.4

Sehwag to Watson, no run, tossed up and he goes back to defend from the crease

103.5

Sehwag to Watson, no run, quicker, flatter, and Watson defends from out in front of his pad

103.6

Sehwag to Watson, FOUR, ah! Goes back, playing for turn, the ball goes straight on and takes the outside edge, running wide of Dravid at slip so Watson gets off the mark

Australia 338/4   SR Watson 4* (10b 1x4)

105.1

Khan to Watson, no run, lands on a good length and Watson gets back and across to defend

105.2

Khan to Watson, (no ball) FOUR, and he starts off the morning with a lovely pull to a short ball, after Zaheer overpitched, just gets back and puts it away over square leg

105.2

Khan to Watson, no run, a bouncer over the stumps, Watson shapes to pull but then holds back on the stroke and lets the ball sail over him, making sure to get his head out of the way

105.3

Khan to Watson, FOUR, a top edge! Zaheer drops short outside off stump, angles it away, Watson pulls again and doesn't time it well at all, the ball flies off the edge to third man for four

105.4

Khan to Watson, no run, full now, outside off stump, and he mistimes the cut to point

105.5

Khan to Watson, 1 run, better length, middle and leg, defended down to square leg

Australia 348/4   SR Watson 13* (16b 3x4)

106.1

Mishra to Watson, no run, starts off wide down the pads, no bat and Dhoni collects

106.2

Mishra to Watson, no run, tossed up on a length and he gets back to defend

106.3

Mishra to Watson, no run, pushes Watson back on his off stump and he defends again

106.4

Mishra to Watson, no run, lands on a leg stump length and he goes back to defend

106.5

Mishra to Watson, no run, lovely length and dip, getting Watson stretching forward

106.6

Mishra to Watson, no run, pitches a touch wide and turns away and he leaves it alone

Australia 348/4   SR Watson 13* (22b 3x4)

108.1

Mishra to Watson, no run, sharp turn, the legbreak pitches on leg stump and spins past the bat as Watson goes back in his crease and tries to defend

108.2

Mishra to Watson, 1 no ball, overtsteps this time, pitches outside leg and it slides on

108.2

Mishra to Watson, 1 run, tossed up on leg stump, turned past short leg for a single that raises the 350 for Australia

108.6

Mishra to Watson, no run, flighted on a length and he gets well forward to defend

Australia 357/4   SR Watson 14* (26b 3x4)

109.4

Khan to Watson, 1 run, pitches outside leg stump and comes in, turned to midwicket for one

Australia 359/4   SR Watson 15* (27b 3x4)

110.1

Mishra to Watson, no run, pitches on leg stump, Watson goes back and pats it back

110.2

Mishra to Watson, no run, flighted on a length and he plays it back to Mishra

110.3

Mishra to Watson, no run, comes forward and defends this one to forward short leg

110.4

Mishra to Watson, no run, legspinner, pitches outside off stump and Watson leaves it be

110.5

Mishra to Watson, no run, teasing line outside off stump, the leg spinner again, Watson decides to play at it and opens the face as the ball stays low, playing it well to second slip

110.6

Mishra to Watson, no run, tossed up on a length and he comes forward in solid defence

Australia 359/4   SR Watson 15* (33b 3x4)

111.5

Khan to Watson, no run, tight stuff, back of a length on off stump and Watson goes back to defend

111.6

Khan to Watson, FOUR, pitches full and wide and Watson plants his front foot forward and square-drive, a tad too late, and the ball runs down through the gap at gully for a boundary

Australia 364/4   SR Watson 19* (35b 4x4)

112.2

Mishra to Watson, no run, tosses up the legbreak on leg stump and Watson defends

112.3

Mishra to Watson, no run, straighter delivery, middle and leg, defended to short leg

112.4

Mishra to Watson, no run, pitches short, starts to turn, stays low, Watson chops the ball to point

112.5

Mishra to Watson, FOUR, too short, and even though it stays low Watson rocks back early and flat-bats that over midwicket for a thumped four, something he'd play with ease in the IPL

112.6

Mishra to Watson, no run, tossed up fuller, slow through the air, it dips and Watson defends it back

Australia 369/4   SR Watson 23* (40b 5x4)

113.5

Sharma to Watson, FOUR, full and wide and he opens the face, steering down to third man

113.6

Sharma to Watson, no run, a hint of swing, he comes forward and defends

Australia 376/4   SR Watson 27* (42b 6x4)

115.1

Sharma to Watson, no run, pitches on a length outside off stump, Watson comes onto the front foot and drives to cover, where Badrinath, the substitute, does the fielding

115.2

Sharma to Watson, FOUR, nips back in off a shorter length, Watson's already on the front foot but adjusts excellently, opening the face and playing it late, risky shot but well wide of Dravid

115.3

Sharma to Watson, FOUR, more runs through that area, Watson gets a shorter one and arches back to open the face again, allowing the ball come onto the bat, and steers it past slip

115.4

Sharma to Watson, 1 run, now thats an outside edge, not deliberately played, Ishant lands it on a good length and Watson drives away from his body, getting a thick edge wide of slip

Australia 391/4   SR Watson 36* (46b 8x4)

116.1

Sehwag to Watson, no run, tossed up on off stump, good length, he comes forward and defends

116.2

Sehwag to Watson, no run, pitches a touch shorter, good bounce, Watson goes back and pushes at it and gets beaten, well bowled Sehwag

116.3

Sehwag to Watson, no run, tosses it up and Watson comes onto the front foot to defend

116.4

Sehwag to Watson, no run, slower delivery, turns and forces Watson onto the back foot

116.5

Sehwag to Watson, no run, pitches and spits up to Dhoni's chest, Watson covers off and leaves

116.6

Sehwag to Watson, no run, tossed up wide again and Watson leaves it be, there's plenty of turn

Australia 391/4   SR Watson 36* (52b 8x4)

118.1

Sehwag to Watson, no run, tossed up on off stump, Watson comes well forward and defends

118.2

Sehwag to Watson, no run, lots of turn after Watson shoulder arms, spins back in and Dhoni takes

118.3

Sehwag to Watson, no run, shorter ball pins him back and across, defending solidly

118.4

Sehwag to Watson, no run, lovely rotation, pitches and turns but Watson defends it back

118.5

Sehwag to Watson, no run, pitches on a teasing length, Watson steps out and defends it back

118.6

Sehwag to Watson, no run, spins into leg stump and he defends with an inside-edge to short leg

Australia 395/4   SR Watson 36* (58b 8x4)

119.6

Kumble to Watson, no run, pitches on leg stump, Watson goes back and turns it to short leg

Australia 398/4   SR Watson 36* (59b 8x4)

120.5

Sehwag to Watson, no run, tossed up generously and Watson comes forward to defend

120.6

Sehwag to Watson, no run, turns down leg stump, he gets back and rolls the wrist, short leg fields

Australia 399/4   SR Watson 36* (61b 8x4)

122.1

Sehwag to Watson, OUT, bowled em! Sehwag gets into the action again, pitching a gem of a turner outside off stump, Watson walks across his stumps and looks on in shock as the ball turns sharply and knocks back his leg stick, what turn from those magic fingers and thats Sehwag's best figures

SR Watson b Sehwag 36 (84m 62b 8x4 0x6) SR: 58.06

Australia 399/5   SR Watson 36 (62b 8x4)
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