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

10.5

Johnson to Tendulkar, 1 run, short of a length on leg stump and he shuffles, twirling it away past square leg for a first-ball single

India 28/2   SR Tendulkar 1* (1b)

11.1

Clark to Tendulkar, no run, good seam position, pitching on a length and shaping away from Tendulkar, who gets onto the front foot and shoulders arms

11.2

Clark to Tendulkar, 1 run, a tad too straight with the short of a length delivery and Tendulkar gets back and across, pushing the ball to midwicket for a quick single

India 33/2   SR Tendulkar 2* (3b)

12.1

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, bouncer down leg stump, Tendulkar gets out of the way

12.2

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, gets onto the toes and plays a straight drive to mid-off

12.3

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, short of a length on middle and off, he gets across and shapes to work it away but ends up mistiming it back towards Johnson in his follow through

12.4

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, another bouncer at pace, 151ks, and Tendulkar takes evasive action

12.5

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, follows up with a full one, angling away, and he leaves

12.6

Johnson to Tendulkar, FOUR, shot! Gets onto the toes and punches that on the up, like he used to with far more regularity in the mid-90s, past a tumbling Clarke at point

India 37/2   SR Tendulkar 6* (9b 1x4)

14.1

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, ah, a loose stroke from Tendulkar, down on one knee and chasing another full and swinging delivery, failing to make any contact whatsoever

14.2

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, searches for a dismissal with another tempting wide one but this time Tendulkar doesn't go after it outside off stump

14.3

Johnson to Tendulkar, 1 run, straighter one, he gets in line and pushes it to midwicket

14.5

Johnson to Tendulkar, 2 runs, short of a length and he gets onto the back foot, driving uppishly into the gap between Hussey and Clarke in the off side for an easy couple

14.6

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, back of a length, he gets across and defends it back

India 41/2   SR Tendulkar 9* (14b 1x4)

16.1

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, back of a length, wide delivery, Tendulkar leaves it be

16.2

Johnson to Tendulkar, 2 runs, gets back and across and turns this one wide of midwicket

16.3

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, very full outside off and he just watches it into Haddin's gloves

16.4

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, and again, he invites the drive but Tendulkar leaves it alone

16.5

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, oh he's really serving them up full, but this man leaves it again

16.6

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, on the stumps this time and he drives to mid-off, rather well

India 48/2   SR Tendulkar 11* (20b 1x4)

18.1

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, there's an errant bouncer if ever I saw one, short and outside leg stump, giving Haddin some work to do behind the sticks

18.2

Johnson to Tendulkar, FOUR, a touch shot, raising India's 50, as Tendulkar gets across and turns a shortish ball wide of square leg with power and placement, all wrists in that stroke

18.3

Johnson to Tendulkar, FOUR, thats away before the fielder can get down, Tendulkar crunching a short one off the back foot, off the middle of the bat, and Lee at backward point fumbles

18.4

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, back to full now, and Tendulkar calmly leaves outside off

18.5

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, on a length and he defends watchfully to point this time

18.6

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, angling away wide again and he covers off and leaves it alone

India 56/2   SR Tendulkar 19* (26b 3x4)

20.1

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, short of a length on the stumps and he gets up and defends

20.2

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, short one into Tendulkar's body, he shuffles and withdraws a hand off the handle, playing it off the ribs down towards short leg, ball actually hit his gloves

20.3

Johnson to Tendulkar, 2 runs, gets across and times this one decently, turning it past Katich

20.4

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, very full and wide outside off but Tendulkar resists again

20.5

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, gets some room and transfers the weight, slicing hard but he cannot beat Lee, positioned a little deep at backward point

20.6

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, back of a length outside off, he thinks about playing, but leaves

India 58/2   SR Tendulkar 21* (32b 3x4)

21.4

Watson to Tendulkar, 1 run, shuffles across and tickles this off his stumps down to Johnson at fine leg

India 60/2   SR Tendulkar 22* (33b 3x4)

22.1

Lee to Tendulkar, no run, pitches on a length and Tendulkar drives straight to cover

22.2

Lee to Tendulkar, no run, good line, on the dime, and Tendulkar drops his head and blocks

22.3

Lee to Tendulkar, no run, short outside off, 142ks, Tendulkar gets bat out of the way in time

22.4

Lee to Tendulkar, FOUR, top shot, not moving his feet too much but thumping the drive superbly through the covers as Lee overpitches outside off stump

22.5

Lee to Tendulkar, no run, another firm front-foot drive, but straight to point this time

22.6

Lee to Tendulkar, no run, searching for swing again, Lee pitches on a fullish length, Tendulkar covers off stump with his back leg and twirls the bat above his head to leave

India 64/2   SR Tendulkar 26* (39b 4x4)

24.1

Lee to Tendulkar, no run, just a touch short and he gets back to punch that well off the back foot, but he cannot beat White at point, though it was well struck

24.2

Lee to Tendulkar, no run, offers him more room and Tendulkar tries to put it away through gully but White dives forward and saves runs

24.3

Lee to Tendulkar, no run, change of pace from Lee, on a length and pressing Tendulkar back in his crease, he gets in line with the ball and pats it back to the bowler

24.4

Lee to Tendulkar, no run, on the stumps, good length, mistimed drive to silly mid-on

24.5

Lee to Tendulkar, no run, back of a length and he gets back to defend to cover

24.6

Lee to Tendulkar, no run, fuller, middle and leg, worked to short midwicket to end the over

India 65/2   SR Tendulkar 26* (45b 4x4)

26.1

Lee to Tendulkar, no run, back of a length, Tendulkar goes back and pushes that to silly mid-on, where Ponting falls to his right and stops the ball

26.2

Lee to Tendulkar, no run, on a length and played straight to Ponting once again

26.3

Lee to Tendulkar, FOUR, nearly a six! Lee drops short and Tendulkar gets up, waits, and steers it over the slips and down to third man, well played

26.4

Lee to Tendulkar, no run, full and shaping in and Tendulkar defends to Katich at leg

26.5

Lee to Tendulkar, no run, shapes back in, pitching on a length and Tendulkar leaves, late

26.6

Lee to Tendulkar, no run, straighter one and played away to short midwicket

India 71/2   SR Tendulkar 30* (51b 5x4)

27.2

Clark to Tendulkar, no run, back of a length and he gets up to drop it at his feet

27.3

Clark to Tendulkar, FOUR, firmly struck backward of point, getting tall and freeing the arms

27.4

Clark to Tendulkar, no run, straighter one, no room at all, and defended off the back foot

27.5

Clark to Tendulkar, 1 run, drives off the front now, this one swings in and takes the inside edge down to fine leg, also raising the 50th run of his stand, dominated by Tendulkar

India 77/2   SR Tendulkar 35* (55b 6x4)

28.1

Lee to Tendulkar, 1 run, comes in off a short length, he opens the face and gets a single

28.3

Lee to Tendulkar, 1 run, onto the front foot, drives to mid-off, gently, and runs hard

India 80/2   SR Tendulkar 37* (57b 6x4)

30.1

Lee to Tendulkar, no run, bouncer! Lee bends his back and gets Tendulkar sniffing leather, he drops his wrists in time and rears out of harm's way, exciting stuff

30.2

Lee to Tendulkar, no run, short of a good length, off stump, defended off the back foot

30.3

Lee to Tendulkar, 2 runs, short of a length but too straight and Tendulkar rolls the wrists, whipping it from about middle stump out to the sweeper at deep midwicket

30.4

Lee to Tendulkar, FOUR, oh lord thats a good shot! Lee doesn't overpitch by any means but looks on as Tendulkar opens the face and plays a perfect drive past point, whew, no one moved and thats further evidence of how Tendulkar's timing them off the back foot today

30.5

Lee to Tendulkar, 1 run, onto the front foot now, driving excellently but to mid-off for one

India 92/2   SR Tendulkar 44* (62b 7x4)

31.1

Clark to Tendulkar, no run, gets some room, ball stays a touch low, steered to gully

31.2

Clark to Tendulkar, no run, gets back and mistimes the shot, chopping towards point

31.3

Clark to Tendulkar, no run, and again, drives this one but cannot beat cover

31.4

Clark to Tendulkar, no run, straighter line and fuller length, defended down the track

31.5

Clark to Tendulkar, no run, ah, beaten! A tight line and length from Clark, pitching in "the corridor" and the leg cutter beats the outer edge of Tendulkar's bat as he pushes forward

31.6

Clark to Tendulkar, no run, forces him onto the back foot and he defends

India 92/2   SR Tendulkar 44* (68b 7x4)

32.5

Lee to Tendulkar, no run, searches for the yorker and doesn't quite get it, Tendulkar uses his feet and drives the ball towards midwicket

32.6

Lee to Tendulkar, no run, shorter now, getting Tendulkar back in his crease, defending

India 97/2   SR Tendulkar 44* (70b 7x4)

34.1

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, and no surprises, he starts off full outside off stump, inviting the drive, but Tendulkar has a look and leaves it be

34.2

Johnson to Tendulkar, 2 runs, short of a length on leg and whipped out to the sweeper at deep square leg, and thats India's 100 on the board, to some hearty cheer

34.3

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, again, leg stump, but he mistimes the whip this time

34.4

Johnson to Tendulkar, 1 leg bye, pitches outside leg stump this time and raps his pads as he tries to do a Ranji, just not timing the leg glance well at all, so its a leg bye to the total

India 102/2   SR Tendulkar 46* (74b 7x4)

35.1

Clark to Tendulkar, no run, gets back and pushes a short-of-a-length ball to Clark

35.2

Clark to Tendulkar, no run, slower ball, on a length, driven to Lee at mid-on

35.3

Clark to Tendulkar, no run, back of a length outside off and he shoulders arms

35.4

Clark to Tendulkar, no run, fractionally shorter, he opens the face, defending to point

35.5

Clark to Tendulkar, FOUR, aha, a late, late cut to raise his fifty, and a good innings today from him! Waits for the ball to come onto him and twirls it through where third slip would have been, all class from the man

35.6

Clark to Tendulkar, no run, gets forward and drives this one back towards the bowler

India 106/2   SR Tendulkar 50* (80b 8x4)

37.1

Clark to Tendulkar, no run, back of a length, Tendulkar gets up and drives, inside-edges

37.2

Clark to Tendulkar, no run, fuller length brings him onto the front foot, defending to point

37.3

Clark to Tendulkar, no run, with seven men on the off side, and just two on the leg side, Tendulkar shuffles across his stumps and attempts to paddle Clarke to the leg side, cannot connect and the bowler asks the question, clearly not out as he got way forward, but thats some intention shown by Tendulkar

37.4

Clark to Tendulkar, no run, on a length and he defends it patiently this time

37.5

Clark to Tendulkar, no run, wide outside off stump and he leaves it be for Haddin

37.6

Clark to Tendulkar, no run, marginally fuller on middle and off and defended back to Clark

India 106/2   SR Tendulkar 50* (86b 8x4)

38.4

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, pushes it across Tendulkar, off a length, and he watches it go

38.5

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, good length on the stumps and he defends it back

38.6

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, gets up and steers this one to backward point

India 107/2   SR Tendulkar 50* (89b 8x4)

39.4

Clark to Tendulkar, no run, very wide, he leaves it and thats well taken by Haddin

39.5

Clark to Tendulkar, no run, fuller in length and driven straight back to Clark

39.6

Clark to Tendulkar, no run, short and wide and he mistimes the cut to Clarke at point

India 108/2   SR Tendulkar 50* (92b 8x4)

40.2

White to Tendulkar, 1 run, no turn, he shuffles and nudges it to the on side

40.6

White to Tendulkar, no run, tossed up outside off and Tendulkar defends to point

India 119/2   SR Tendulkar 51* (94b 8x4)

41.5

Clark to Tendulkar, no run, nearly a yorker, good movement through the air, Tendulkar attempts at on-drive an gets a thin inside-edge, but well bowled, Clark

41.6

Clark to Tendulkar, no run, reaches out to cut and ends up chopping to gully

India 120/2   SR Tendulkar 51* (96b 8x4)

42.4

White to Tendulkar, 1 run, flighted up and he pushes that to cover, there's some hesitation as Ponting swoops in from extra cover but they get a single in the end

42.6

White to Tendulkar, no run, shuffling and dabbing it away

India 123/2   SR Tendulkar 52* (98b 8x4)

43.5

Clark to Tendulkar, FOUR, thats a flowing on drive, leans into it and beats the fielders

43.6

Clark to Tendulkar, 1 no ball, gets back to drive off the back foot and mistimes the shot

43.6

Clark to Tendulkar, no run, comes forward and drives this ball straight to midwicket

India 129/2   SR Tendulkar 56* (101b 9x4)

44.2

White to Tendulkar, FOUR, shot! Uses his feet and drives White past a diving extra cover

44.3

White to Tendulkar, no run, wide of the stumps and left alone this time

44.4

White to Tendulkar, no run, wide of the stumps and left alone again

44.5

White to Tendulkar, no run

44.6

White to Tendulkar, FOUR, the thump is here! Now its the slog sweep, from outside off stump, picked up over midwicket, one bounce and four

India 138/2   SR Tendulkar 64* (106b 11x4)

46.1

White to Tendulkar, 1 run, flighted outside off stump, he reaches out and drives to cover

46.3

White to Tendulkar, 1 run, flighted up, hint of turn, steered towards backward point

46.5

White to Tendulkar, 1 run, outside off stump, he gets across and sweeps it for a single, risky

India 149/2   SR Tendulkar 67* (109b 11x4)

47.1

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, on the stumps and he drives it back to Johnson

47.2

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, short in length, he again mistimes the attempted cut

47.3

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, full, very full, and he jams it off the toe end of the bat

47.4

Johnson to Tendulkar, 1 run, too straight and turned off the pads to raise India's 150

India 150/2   SR Tendulkar 68* (113b 11x4)

48.1

Watson to Tendulkar, no run, short of a length and he defends it back to the bowler

48.2

Watson to Tendulkar, no run, short of a length on middle and leg, turned to the fielder

48.3

Watson to Tendulkar, no run, on middle and leg again, and again he cant beat the fielder

48.4

Watson to Tendulkar, no run, drifts down leg and Tendulkar turns it to square leg again

48.5

Watson to Tendulkar, no run, comes forward and plays this one to the man at cover

48.6

Watson to Tendulkar, no run, slides onto him and he turns it straight to Katich again

India 154/2   SR Tendulkar 68* (119b 11x4)

49.5

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, change of pace, on a length and he defends it back

49.6

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, short of a length and steered nervously to gully

India 155/2   SR Tendulkar 68* (121b 11x4)

51.1

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, angles this across Tendulkar, who shoulders arms to it

51.2

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, mistimes the drive to a fuller one, Johnson does the fielding

51.3

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, pushed across wide, stays low and Tendulkar leaves

51.4

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, comes onto the front foot and shoulders arms again

51.5

Johnson to Tendulkar, OUT, gone, on the brink of tea! Johnson removes Tendulkar, persisting with the delivery that angles away, and the batsman pays the price for hanging his bat outside off stump as Haddin dives and collects the thick outside edge, a loose shot after a subdued period from Tendulkar

SR Tendulkar c †Haddin b Johnson 68 (188m 126b 11x4 0x6) SR: 53.96

India 157/3   SR Tendulkar 68 (126b 11x4)
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