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

0.1

Khan to Hayden, no run, starts off by slanting it down the pads, Hayden cannot connect

0.2

Khan to Hayden, no run, falls over as he attempts to on-drive, midwicket does the fielding

0.3

Khan to Hayden, no run, lands on a good length and Hayden drives to cover

0.4

Khan to Hayden, no run, good leave, as the ball lands in the corridor and straightens

0.5

Khan to Hayden, no run, pitches on middle and off and straightens, Hayden defends

0.6

Khan to Hayden, no run, back of a length, too wide, and Hayden watches it go by

Australia 0/0   ML Hayden 0* (6b)

2.1

Khan to Hayden, no run, back of a length around off stump and defended to point

2.2

Khan to Hayden, no run, a good length, looking to tempt Hayden into a drive, but he leaves

2.3

Khan to Hayden, 1 run, pitches on a length and Hayden pushes it to Gamhbhir at cover, who runs in and doesn't collect it cleanly, had he collected it could have been tight, but ...

Australia 1/0   ML Hayden 1* (9b)

3.1

Sharma to Hayden, no run, short on leg stump, he shuffles across and defends it back

3.2

Sharma to Hayden, 1 run, full on the pads and clips it to the man at midwicket for one

Australia 2/0   ML Hayden 2* (11b)

4.1

Khan to Hayden, no run, lands on a length and goes on, Hayden shoulders arms

4.2

Khan to Hayden, no run, short of a good length on off, Hayden gets tall and defends to point

4.3

Khan to Hayden, no run, back of a length, a tad wide, inviting the drive but Hayden leaves

4.4

Khan to Hayden, no run, a touch fuller, on the stumps, and he defends solidly to cover

4.5

Khan to Hayden, no run, back of a length and he positively plays that back to Zaheer

4.6

Khan to Hayden, no run, pitches on that same spot again and Hayden plays it to cover

Australia 2/0   ML Hayden 2* (17b)

6.1

Khan to Hayden, no run, pitches on a length and Hayden defends to the off side

6.2

Khan to Hayden, no run, marginally fuller on off stump and he blocks it out again

6.3

Khan to Hayden, no run, pitches and comes in a tad and Hayden hurries to defend

6.4

Khan to Hayden, FOUR, a wee bit too full and he caresses that through extra cover, top shot

6.5

Khan to Hayden, FOUR, too straight and he effortlessly clips that past midwicket

6.6

Khan to Hayden, no run, holds back the length a fraction and forces him to defend

Australia 14/0   ML Hayden 10* (23b 2x4)

8.1

Kumble to Hayden, no run, flat on middle and leg, he goes back and defends to Kumble

8.2

Kumble to Hayden, 1 run, drifts onto the pads, he goes back to turn it past short leg

Australia 19/0   ML Hayden 11* (25b 2x4)

9.1

Mishra to Hayden, no run, flighted up on middle, spins down and Hayden defends

9.2

Mishra to Hayden, 1 run, flights it up on leg stump, spins and Hayden eases it off the pads

Australia 23/0   ML Hayden 12* (27b 2x4)

10.1

Kumble to Hayden, no run, there's the googly, landing on leg and turning, Hayden defends it

10.2

Kumble to Hayden, no run, pitches outside off stump and Hayden shoulders arms

10.3

Kumble to Hayden, no run, quicker one, lands on the seam outside off and he leaves again

10.4

Kumble to Hayden, no run, still too wide, though its on the seam, and he shoulders arms

10.5

Kumble to Hayden, no run, shorter, wider, he thinks about cutting but resists

10.6

Kumble to Hayden, no run, quicker one, a tad fuller, and he strides forward to defend

Australia 27/0   ML Hayden 12* (33b 2x4)

12.6

Kumble to Hayden, no run, fired into the rough outside off and he defends it back

Australia 41/0   ML Hayden 12* (34b 2x4)

13.6

Mishra to Hayden, FOUR, too short and with no protection at point Mishra gets hammered away

Australia 46/0   ML Hayden 16* (35b 3x4)

15.1

Khan to Hayden, no run, good morning, mate, says Zaheer, beginning the morning with a bouncer, which Hayden doesn't pick, gets into a tangle, the ball takes his helmet and bobs up to the on side, where there is no catching fielder

15.2

Khan to Hayden, no run, beaten by a peach outside off stump, pitching on a great length, straightening, lifting, and going on past a fending Hayden's bat

15.3

Khan to Hayden, no run, another bouncer, sharply jagging into Hayden's right shoulder as he hops up and takes his eyes off the ball, it gains on him at a good height, aggressive bowling

15.4

Khan to Hayden, no run, thats on a length and he comes forward to defend to point

15.5

Khan to Hayden, no run, fuller length outside off stump and he shoulders arms

15.6

Khan to Hayden, no run, pitches on a length and slides into leg, worked to midwicket

Australia 50/0   ML Hayden 16* (41b 3x4)

17.6

Khan to Hayden, no run, comes forward and drives the ball to Kumble in the covers

Australia 58/0   ML Hayden 16* (42b 3x4)

19.1

Khan to Hayden, no run, pitches on middle and off and slides in, on-driven to midwicket

19.2

Khan to Hayden, no run, gets back and defends a length ball back to Zaheer

19.3

Khan to Hayden, FOUR, no third man and so Hayden reaches out and slashes the short delivery up and over gully for four, aggressive shot and why not, with no protection in the deep

19.4

Khan to Hayden, no run, thats the spot, forcing Hayden to stand tall and defend

19.5

Khan to Hayden, no run, fuller now and he gets right over it, defending firmly to point

19.6

Khan to Hayden, FOUR, slides onto his pads and he tickles it down to fine leg for four

Australia 68/0   ML Hayden 24* (48b 5x4)

20.2

Kumble to Hayden, 1 leg bye, goes sweeping the first ball he faces from Kumble, thrusting the front pad out and playing across the line, cannot get bat on it and struck well outside off stump

Australia 70/0   ML Hayden 24* (49b 5x4)

21.1

Khan to Hayden, no run, on a good length and he gets over the ball to defend to the off

21.2

Khan to Hayden, no run, on a good length again and Hayden gets tall to defend

21.3

Khan to Hayden, no run, a touch straighter, Hayden slumps over as he works it to midwicket

21.4

Khan to Hayden, no run, a touch fuller and Hayden comes forward, defending to point

21.5

Khan to Hayden, no run, brave leave, coming forward and shouldering arms to a slower ball that pitches just outside off stump and comes back in, doesn't carry properly to Dhoni

21.6

Khan to Hayden, no run, much fuller, honing in on off stump, jammed out to cover

Australia 74/0   ML Hayden 24* (55b 5x4)

22.6

Kumble to Hayden, no run, gets onto the back foot and defends a short one back

Australia 79/0   ML Hayden 24* (56b 5x4)

24.1

Kumble to Hayden, FOUR, no stopping that! Hayden plants his foot forward and drives the looped up delivery, too full, through the covers with power and placement

24.2

Kumble to Hayden, 1 run, a tip-and-run now, coming well forward and pushing it gently to the off side, calling early for the sharp single and getting it with ease

24.5

Kumble to Hayden, no run, good bounce, spitting up from outside off after Hayden leaves

24.6

Kumble to Hayden, no run, fuller and more bounce, Hayden defends uneasily to point

Australia 89/0   ML Hayden 29* (60b 6x4)

26.1

Kumble to Hayden, 1 run, slides down off a shortish length and Hayden sweeps between Gambhir at forward short leg and Laxman at leg slip

Australia 90/0   ML Hayden 30* (61b 6x4)

27.1

Sharma to Hayden, no run, good length ball just outside off, rapping Hayden's front pad as the thrusts forward, shapes back in but thats struck him just outside the line of impact, and there was a second sound too so Billy Bowden shakes his head

27.2

Sharma to Hayden, no run, pitches back of a length, Hayden shoulders arms

27.3

Sharma to Hayden, FOUR, comes forward and defends softly, running it past gully, there's no third man in place so Hayden gets four

27.4

Sharma to Hayden, no run, short of a length and angling away, 139ks, left alone

27.5

Sharma to Hayden, no run, too wide, going away a mile and Hayden shoulders arms

27.6

Sharma to Hayden, no run, wide again, 138ks, hits a length and goes past Hayden

Australia 98/0   ML Hayden 34* (67b 7x4)

28.3

Mishra to Hayden, no run, sharp turn! Tossed up outside off stump, Hayden gets back to pull, then gets flummoxed by the ball as it spins back in very sharply from the rough and he gets into a tangle with his shot

28.4

Mishra to Hayden, no run, the googly now, tossed up and he defends to Dravid at slip

28.5

Mishra to Hayden, no run, faster delivery, skids through, Hayden defends off the back foot

28.6

Mishra to Hayden, SIX, maximum! Too short, Hayden gets back and brings up Australia's 100 with a thumping shot, a firmly pulled flat six over midwicket's head, aggressive

Australia 105/0   ML Hayden 40* (71b 7x4 1x6)

30.1

Mishra to Hayden, no run, strides well forward and firmly defends a flighted delivery

30.2

Mishra to Hayden, no run, slower ball, 72ks, spins in from outside off and he defends

30.3

Mishra to Hayden, FOUR, goes down town, skipping down and carting the ball over Ishant's head at mid-on, one bounce and thats a boundary

30.4

Mishra to Hayden, no run, comes out, Mishra bowls it flatter and he defends

30.5

Mishra to Hayden, no run, fuller outside off stump, he comes out and drives

30.6

Mishra to Hayden, 1 run, oh that could have been close, as Hayden skips out and drives the ball to Ishant at mid-on, who has a throw at Dhoni's end, who collects and breaks the sticks but Katich is safe

Australia 114/0   ML Hayden 45* (77b 8x4 1x6)

31.1

Sharma to Hayden, no run, drops it on short, Hayden gets back and defends, gently

31.2

Sharma to Hayden, 2 runs, slower ball down the pads and he turns it fine for a couple

31.3

Sharma to Hayden, no run, good length this time and he gets over it, defending to the off

31.4

Sharma to Hayden, no run, fuller and wider, good carry to Dhoni as Hayden leaves

31.5

Sharma to Hayden, no run, good probing line, angling away, Hayden shoulders arms

31.6

Sharma to Hayden, no run, again, just a touch too wide and Hayden leaves it for Dhoni

Australia 116/0   ML Hayden 47* (83b 8x4 1x6)

32.4

Mishra to Hayden, 1 run, spins in sharply, quicker ball too, Hayden cuts from middle and off

Australia 118/0   ML Hayden 48* (84b 8x4 1x6)

33.1

Sharma to Hayden, no run, back of a length and seaming away, he shoulders arms

33.2

Sharma to Hayden, no run, pitches on a length, Hayden defends along the ground to point

33.3

Sharma to Hayden, no run, too wide, shaping from well outside off, Hayden leaves it be

33.4

Sharma to Hayden, no run, short of a length and angling in, Hayden defends from his crease

33.5

Sharma to Hayden, no run, pitches outside off, 136ks, Hayden shoulders arms

33.6

Sharma to Hayden, 1 no ball, pitches and straightens, Hayden defends, ball takes the bat high on the face and runs along the ground to the fielder at gully

33.6

Sharma to Hayden, no run, full and wide and again he shoulder arms as the ball comes back

Australia 123/0   ML Hayden 48* (91b 8x4 1x6)

35.1

Sharma to Hayden, 1 run, pitches wide, on a length, and Hayden runs it down to gully

35.5

Sharma to Hayden, no run, short of a length on the stumps, Hayden gets back and defends

35.6

Sharma to Hayden, no run, pitches on a length and comes in, he drives straight to cover

Australia 129/1   ML Hayden 49* (94b 8x4 1x6)

37.1

Sharma to Hayden, no run, pitches on a length and slides and he defends

37.2

Sharma to Hayden, FOUR, top shot, a classy drive through the covers, reaches out and hits the wide one with power and thats his first half-century of the series, a determined innings

37.3

Sharma to Hayden, no run, comes forward and shoulders arms to a wider delivery

37.4

Sharma to Hayden, FOUR, flashed away for four! Hayden sees room and drives hard, the ball moves away and takes the thick outside edge, there is no second slip, oddly, so he gets runs

37.5

Sharma to Hayden, 1 no ball, oversteps, he gets onto the front foot and drives to point

37.5

Sharma to Hayden, no run, straighter ball, Hayden shuffles and works it to midwicket

37.6

Sharma to Hayden, no run, lands on a good length, 127ks, he leaves it be

Australia 148/1   ML Hayden 57* (101b 10x4 1x6)

38.2

Mishra to Hayden, 1 run, sweeps it from just outside off, placing it past leg slip

Australia 150/1   ML Hayden 58* (102b 10x4 1x6)

39.1

Kumble to Hayden, no run, from over the stumps, on a length, watchfully defended

39.2

Kumble to Hayden, no run, lands on a length, bounces, he gets tall and defends it down

39.3

Kumble to Hayden, no run, short and wide, cut straight to Ishant at point

39.4

Kumble to Hayden, 1 run, there's the wrong 'un and Hayden defends from off stump, running it wide of slip and point

Australia 151/1   ML Hayden 59* (106b 10x4 1x6)

40.1

Sehwag to Hayden, no run, sharp turn and a brave leave from Hayden, pulling out of the stroke, turning his head and choosing to pad it away, the ball turns in and hits him just outside off

40.2

Sehwag to Hayden, no run, more turn, and he gets bat down in time, that was close

40.3

Sehwag to Hayden, no run, tossed up just outside off, spins in and he defends

40.4

Sehwag to Hayden, no run, gets a good stride in, ball turns in, pad first but just outside off stump, theres plenty of turn for Sehwag

40.5

Sehwag to Hayden, no run, beaten on the cut! This one spins back in, rather it skids on, and Hayden, trying to cut, somehow misses and Sehwag cannot believe it

40.6

Sehwag to Hayden, no run, flat on the stumps and he drives it to mid-off

Australia 151/1   ML Hayden 59* (112b 10x4 1x6)

42.1

Sehwag to Hayden, 1 run, tossed up on the stumps and he turns it away for one

Australia 156/1   ML Hayden 60* (113b 10x4 1x6)

43.1

Kumble to Hayden, no run, shortish length outside off stump, pushed off the back foot to cover

43.2

Kumble to Hayden, no run, flighted this time, middle and off, driven back to the bowler

43.3

Kumble to Hayden, no run, some turn, pitches on leg and goes on, rapped high on the flap

43.4

Kumble to Hayden, no run, faster one, 97ks, cut away and Ishant dives at backward point

43.5

Kumble to Hayden, 1 run, rank short ball but Hayden chops it to the left of Ishant this time

Australia 161/1   ML Hayden 61* (118b 10x4 1x6)

44.1

Sehwag to Hayden, no run, tossed up on a length and he gets back to defend

44.2

Sehwag to Hayden, no run, tossed up on a teasing length and he defends off the front foot

44.3

Sehwag to Hayden, FOUR, tossed up, goes back, muscling that past a diving Ishant at mid-on

44.4

Sehwag to Hayden, 1 run, quicker ball on middle and leg, defended past short leg

Australia 166/1   ML Hayden 66* (122b 11x4 1x6)

45.1

Kumble to Hayden, no run, pitches on leg and Hayden turns it to Gambhir at short leg

45.2

Kumble to Hayden, no run, the googly, spins away slowly and draws the edge from Hayden, stuck on the crease, but it drops short of Dravid at slip

45.3

Kumble to Hayden, no run, quicker one, 99ks, pitches and rears up towards Hayden's arm pit as he shoulders arms, surprises him as well as Dhoni, who fumbles

45.4

Kumble to Hayden, no run, tossed in fuller and he defends off the front foot

45.5

Kumble to Hayden, no run, too full on the pads but Hayden cannot beat midwicket

45.6

Kumble to Hayden, no run, flighted outside leg, spins in but misses everything

Australia 166/1   ML Hayden 66* (128b 11x4 1x6)

46.6

Sehwag to Hayden, no run, pitches on off and turns away, Hayden defends off the edge

Australia 171/1   ML Hayden 66* (129b 11x4 1x6)

47.5

Kumble to Hayden, no run, appeal for a catch, as Hayden thrusts forward at one turning away from off stump, he drives and there's a noise before the ball lobs up to Dravid at slip, they all ask the question but Bowden is not convinced, replays don't indicate any bat on it .. and he was hit outside the line of off anyways

47.6

Kumble to Hayden, 1 run, drills one back between Kumble's legs, mid-on dives and stops

Australia 175/1   ML Hayden 67* (131b 11x4 1x6)

48.1

Sehwag to Hayden, 1 run, flat on middle and leg, worked towards midwicket

Australia 176/1   ML Hayden 68* (132b 11x4 1x6)

50.1

Mishra to Hayden, no run, tossed up on off stump and Hayden defends

50.2

Mishra to Hayden, 2 runs, sweeps with one hand from outside off and calls for two

50.3

Mishra to Hayden, 1 leg bye, fuller delivery, turns in from outside off stump, Hayden defends, ball strikes him outside the line of impact and gets Mishra excited, pad first then bat but playing a shot he's safe, calls for a single as well towards gully

50.6

Mishra to Hayden, no run, full on off stump, Hayden comes well forward and defends

Australia 187/1   ML Hayden 70* (136b 11x4 1x6)

52.1

Mishra to Hayden, no run, tossed up around off stump and he defends

52.2

Mishra to Hayden, no run, dropped at short midwicket by Kumble! Mishra lures Hayden out of his crease and he drives hard, the bat turning in his hand, the ball flies to the right of Kumble, who flings himself but cannot hold on, as he lands he hurts his left hand, which is bleeding and out comes the physio, it was a valiant dive for a man aged 38

52.3

Mishra to Hayden, no run, tossed up generously on middle and leg, thudded away to short leg

52.4

Mishra to Hayden, no run, tossed it up again and he defends it

52.5

Mishra to Hayden, no run, well bowled, the wrong 'un almost does Hayden, pitches and stays low, Hayden gets across and covers off stump and makes sure to bring bat down in time

52.6

Mishra to Hayden, 1 run, drifts onto the pads and now he turns it away for a single

Australia 188/1   ML Hayden 71* (142b 11x4 1x6)

53.1

Sehwag to Hayden, 1 run, a touch short, Hayden turns it from off stump to midwicket

53.4

Sehwag to Hayden, no run, tossed up on middle and off and he presents a full face of the bat

53.5

Sehwag to Hayden, no run, some turn, Hayden thinks about sweeping against the turn but ends up defending in time, back down the track to Sehwag

53.6

Sehwag to Hayden, 1 run, fuller and flatter, middle and leg, jammed to silly point

Australia 191/1   ML Hayden 73* (146b 11x4 1x6)

54.1

Mishra to Hayden, no run, flighted up on off stump and Hayden drives back to Mishra

54.2

Mishra to Hayden, 1 run, too short and flat, sliding down his pads and he turns it fine

Australia 192/1   ML Hayden 74* (148b 11x4 1x6)

55.1

Sehwag to Hayden, FOUR, shot! Hayden gets a low full toss and drills it dead straight

55.2

Sehwag to Hayden, 1 run, shorter and slowe, pitches and turns sharply, with some bounce, Hayden chases it and the ball stops on him, spooning off the bat just over Gambhir at silly point

55.5

Sehwag to Hayden, no run, tossed up on middle and leg and Hayden pats it back gently

55.6

Sehwag to Hayden, no run, edged and it doesn't carry to Dravid at slip! Sehwag gets good turn, spinning it across Hayden, who pushes at it while moving backward, ball gets the edge but falls short of Dravid, who frankly looks to be a bit deep

Australia 198/1   ML Hayden 79* (152b 12x4 1x6)

57.1

Sehwag to Hayden, FOUR, down he skips, collecting and depositing it over midwicket against the spin and that boundary after the drinks break also raises the 200 for Australia

57.2

Sehwag to Hayden, OUT, and Sehwag gets his revenge very next ball! He's looked the most dangerous today and he hits Hayden just above the knee roll in front of the stumps, turning the ball back in as the batsman shuffles across to try and turn it fine, Sehwag belts out the appeal and on the third one Bowden raises his crooked finger

ML Hayden lbw b Sehwag 83 (247m 154b 13x4 1x6) SR: 53.89

Australia 202/2   ML Hayden 83 (154b 13x4 1x6)
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150  | Overs 151-200
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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

Ricky Ponting examines Sachin Tendulkar's eye

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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

Team-mates give a fitting farewell to Anil Kumble

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