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

131.6

Kumble to White, no run, tossed up on off stump and White defends it to silly point

Australia 426/6   CL White 0* (1b)

133.1

Kumble to White, no run, comes forward and blocks

133.2

Kumble to White, no run, tossed up, defended

133.3

Kumble to White, no run, the top spinner, bounces on White, who does well to play it softly

133.4

Kumble to White, no run, flighted on middle and leg, defended

133.5

Kumble to White, no run, flighted generously, dips on off stump, pushed to silly point

133.6

Kumble to White, no run, tossed up invitingly on leg stump, driven to Sehwag at midwicket

Australia 426/6   CL White 0* (7b)

134.4

Sehwag to White, no run, tossed up on a lovely length and White defends to silly point

134.5

Sehwag to White, no run, slower this time, dipping on White, who defends to silly point

134.6

Sehwag to White, no run, a touch flatter, he jams the bat at it and inside-edges between his legs

Australia 427/6   CL White 0* (10b)

135.4

Kumble to White, no run, another one slides in and White defends to forward short leg

135.5

Kumble to White, 4 leg byes, quicker one, looks like the flipper at 105ks, pitches on leg and beats pad, bat, Dhoni, and leg slip to run away to the ropes for leg-byes

135.6

Kumble to White, FOUR, firm stroke to end the session! White gets over a fullish delivery and just pushes that wide of Kumble and mid-on dives in vain, the ball runs away and thats lunch

Australia 436/6   CL White 4* (13b 1x4)

136.3

Khan to White, no run, pitches on the stumps, good movement, White gets in line and defends

136.4

Khan to White, FOUR, shot, low full toss on leg stump, turned wide of Kumble at midwicket

136.5

Khan to White, no run, pitches on a great length and shapes away from White, who leaves

136.6

Khan to White, no run, 127ks, pitches a tad wider and shapes away, White lets it go

Australia 441/6   CL White 8* (17b 2x4)

137.2

Sehwag to White, no run, turns in off a short length, staying low, and White defends to short leg

137.3

Sehwag to White, 1 run, gives it a bit of air and White defends with soft hands down to third man

Australia 443/6   CL White 9* (19b 2x4)

138.1

Khan to White, 1 run, pitches on a length, going away, White defends to point, Clarke calls for one

Australia 444/6   CL White 10* (20b 2x4)

139.5

Sehwag to White, no run, tossed up on a length, White gets down and tries to sweep from outside off stump, with the turn, but misses and gets struck outside the line of impact

139.6

Sehwag to White, 2 leg byes, spits and bounces into White, covering his stumps and doing well to take his bottom hand off the ball as it jumps on to him, there's that awkward bounce again

Australia 448/6   CL White 10* (22b 2x4)

141.1

Sehwag to White, 4 byes, whoah there, that bounced! White shuffles across his crease, shaping to defend one tossed up on a length, the ball fairly rears up and beats the outside edge of the bat as well as Dhoni, thankfully wearing a helmet, then flies away

141.2

Sehwag to White, 1 run, sweeps with the turn, reaching and collecting from just outside off stump, and picks the gap, Zaheer runs from around from fine leg and does the fielding

141.6

Sehwag to White, no run, holds back the length, on middle and off, and White pushes it back

Australia 460/6   CL White 11* (25b 2x4)

142.2

Kumble to White, FOUR, hint of turn, White gets across and pushes at it and gets a thick edge wide of Dravid at slip as the ball hurries onto him, the soft hands ensure he gets a boundary

142.3

Kumble to White, no run, floated up on leg stump and White pats it back the track to Kumble

142.4

Kumble to White, no run, flights up the googly and White picks it, getting over it to defend

142.5

Kumble to White, no run, comes onto the front foot and turns this one from leg stump to short leg

142.6

Kumble to White, no run, bit of air, off stump or thereabouts, White drives well to the man at cover

Australia 465/6   CL White 15* (30b 3x4)

143.6

Mishra to White, no run, bit of turn, pitching well outside off stump, White shoulders arms

Australia 470/6   CL White 15* (31b 3x4)

144.3

Kumble to White, no run, flights up the slider on middle and off, White gets over it and defends

144.4

Kumble to White, 2 runs, ah, pitches on middle and off and straightens, White defends and looks on as the ball takes the edge high on the bat and runs wide of Dravid at slip

144.5

Kumble to White, no run, tossed up on middle and off again and now he defends better

144.6

Kumble to White, 1 run, gets forward and turns this watchfully off the pads past leg slip for one

Australia 476/6   CL White 18* (35b 3x4)

145.1

Mishra to White, 1 run, floated up on leg stump, defends and inside-edges wide of short leg

145.3

Mishra to White, no run, flighted on leg stump, turned in the air off the pads, drops just in front of Gambhir at forward short leg, but he was slow to anticipate

145.4

Mishra to White, no run, tossed up on middle and leg and White plays it back

145.5

Mishra to White, no run, doesn't get a huge stride forward and defends to the off side

145.6

Mishra to White, 1 run, gets over this flighted delivery and nudges it wide of gully for one

Australia 479/6   CL White 20* (40b 3x4)

146.1

Kumble to White, 1 run, on the stumps and turned out to .. Ganguly at deep midwicket

Australia 480/6   CL White 21* (41b 3x4)

147.1

Mishra to White, no run, flighted on off stump and he gets forward to defend

147.2

Mishra to White, no run, comes forward and blocks this one on middle and off

147.3

Mishra to White, no run, onto the front foot again and defends to silly point

147.4

Mishra to White, no run, pitches on middle and turns away, defended to silly point again

147.5

Mishra to White, no run, tossed up on middle and leg, White defends out in front of his front pad, the ball turns and takes the edge to fly past silly point and Dravid at slip

147.6

Mishra to White, no run, and another edge, White pushing forward, the ball turns and bounces

Australia 480/6   CL White 21* (47b 3x4)

150.1

Kumble to White, no run, tossed up on the stumps, gets forward and defends to the off side

150.2

Kumble to White, no run, nearly a return catch, tossed up and White pushes it back, ball stops on him and Kumble gets down but the ball drops in front

150.3

Kumble to White, no run, tossed up on middle and off, turns and he edges it the off side

150.4

Kumble to White, no run, works it from middle and leg, Gambhir reacts at short leg and fields

150.5

Kumble to White, no run, again, thuds forward and gets an inside edge to Gambhir at short leg

150.6

Kumble to White, no run, the wrong 'un pitches short and turns in, he gets back and chops it away

Australia 481/6   CL White 21* (53b 3x4)

151.5

Mishra to White, no run, looped up on a length, he gets forward and pats it back watchfully

151.6

Mishra to White, no run, bit of turn, but too short and wide and White shoulders arms

Australia 486/6   CL White 21* (55b 3x4)

152.4

Kumble to White, no run, tossed up on middle and leg, he comes forward and pats it back

152.5

Kumble to White, no run, quicker delivery on off stump, driven uppishly towards Kumble's left

152.6

Kumble to White, no run, wide of off stump, no turn and the batsman leaves it alone easily

Australia 491/6   CL White 21* (58b 3x4)

153.4

Sharma to White, no run, short of a length outside off, pitches and gently seams away, beating White, who stands rooted and plays a nothing waft at it, very loose shot

153.5

Sharma to White, 2 runs, fuller, pitching on off stump and swinging, White counters by rolling the wrists and turning it between two men on the leg side, Sehwag is slow to reach, Mishra runs after it from mid-on and after initial hesitation, White gets a couple

153.6

Sharma to White, 2 runs, short and wide and White cuts hard, too much bottom hand, backward point dives to take some pace off it, parrying it away towards cover

Australia 498/6   CL White 25* (61b 3x4)

154.2

Kumble to White, no run, fuller ball, floated up on middle and leg, turned to short leg

154.3

Kumble to White, no run, flighted up on leg stump, real slow, turned wide of short leg

154.4

Kumble to White, no run, full ball, defended back to Kumble

154.5

Kumble to White, SIX, the 500 is up! White comes down the track, feet moving, isn't to the pitch but he uses that strong back lift and strong forearms to swing it up in the air and over Ishant at mid-on, excellent shot

154.6

Kumble to White, no run, tossed up and defended

Australia 505/6   CL White 31* (66b 3x4 1x6)

155.2

Sharma to White, no run, lands on a length and he defends it watchfully to the off side

155.3

Sharma to White, no run, on a length and he comes forward to push it to the off side

155.4

Sharma to White, no run, back of a length outside off stump and he shoulders arms

155.5

Sharma to White, 1 run, swings into White's pads and he clips it in the air wide of square leg

Australia 507/6   CL White 32* (70b 3x4 1x6)

156.1

Sehwag to White, 1 run, spins back in off a short length and White pushes it back

Australia 508/6   CL White 33* (71b 3x4 1x6)

157.1

Sharma to White, no run, starts with a bouncer outside off, White drops his wrists, gets the bat away from the line and the ball sails past him

157.2

Sharma to White, no run, fuller, hint of shape in from outside off, driven on the front foot to the off side.

157.3

Sharma to White, FOUR, the slower one, full and well outside off, White picked it to drive past extra cover

157.4

Sharma to White, 4 byes, full and well outside the leg side, neither White nor Dhoni can get to it. No chance there.

157.5

Sharma to White, 1 wide, and this wide outside off stump. Extra no 50. Huh. Kumble has a chat with IShant.

157.5

Sharma to White, FOUR, he is going for the reversing full delivery but is unable to get it right. This one swings down leg and all White had to do was get bat to ball. And he does.

157.6

Sharma to White, no run, on the stumps, coming in and White deflects to midwicket

Australia 521/6   CL White 41* (77b 5x4 1x6)

158.2

Sehwag to White, 1 run, comes forward and steers this one away for a single

158.6

Sehwag to White, no run, tossed up on the stumps and he defends it back to Sehwag

Australia 526/6   CL White 42* (79b 5x4 1x6)

159.2

Kumble to White, no run, tossed up and he plays it back to Kumble

159.3

Kumble to White, no run, comes well forward and defends to the off side

159.4

Kumble to White, no run, comes forward and defends

159.5

Kumble to White, no run, tossed up, defended

159.6

Kumble to White, no run, tossed up, defended to Kumble's right side

Australia 527/6   CL White 42* (84b 5x4 1x6)

160.4

Sehwag to White, no run, tossed up on a length and defended straight back to the bowler

160.5

Sehwag to White, 1 run, tossed up and now its White's turn to slog-sweep it for a single

Australia 529/6   CL White 43* (86b 5x4 1x6)

161.1

Kumble to White, no run, tossed up on the stumps and defended

161.2

Kumble to White, no run, tossed up on the stumps and defended again

161.3

Kumble to White, no run, floated up on the stumps, patted back

161.4

Kumble to White, no run, googly, pitches down leg, White gets a firm stride forward

161.5

Kumble to White, no run, driven hard back to Kumble, who fields with his injured left hand, ouch

161.6

Kumble to White, no run, comes forward and defends it back down the track

Australia 529/6   CL White 43* (92b 5x4 1x6)

162.2

Sehwag to White, no run, strides forward and defends along the ground towards slip

162.3

Sehwag to White, 1 run, tossed up, spins in and he plays with the spin out to deep midwicket

162.5

Sehwag to White, OUT, and he stays on 44, bowled going for another sweep across the line! Sehwag gets his fifth wicket, the first time ever, rewarded for a tidy line and White's poor stroke draws and inside edge that rolls onto the base of the stumps

CL White b Sehwag 44 (120m 95b 5x4 1x6) SR: 46.31

Australia 532/7   CL White 44 (95b 5x4 1x6)
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Nov 2, 2008

Ricky Ponting examines Sachin Tendulkar's eye, India v Australia, 3rd Test, Delhi, 5th day, November 2, 2008

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Nov 2, 2008

Team-mates give a fitting farewell to Anil Kumble, India v Australia, 3rd Test, Delhi, 5th day, November 2, 2008

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