Australia tour of India, 3rd Test: India v Australia at Delhi, Oct 29-Nov 2, 2008
Match drawn
29,30,31 October, 1,2 November 2008 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150
  • Overs 151-200
34.2

Mishra to Ponting, no run, looped up on a length, Ponting defends to silly point

34.3

Mishra to Ponting, no run, tossed up on middle and off and he defends

34.4

Mishra to Ponting, no run, flights it up on leg stump and Ponting smothers the spin

34.5

Mishra to Ponting, no run, flatter, shorter, spinning away, he eaches out to cut and drags it back

34.6

Mishra to Ponting, no run, strides forward and defends a length ball to slip

Australia 123/1   RT Ponting 0* (5b)
35.2

Sharma to Ponting, no run, pitches on leg and straightens, Ponting tucks it to midwicket

35.3

Sharma to Ponting, FOUR, off the mark, reaching out and running it off the edge wide of Kumble at gully, there's no third man and he gets four

35.4

Sharma to Ponting, 1 run, on the pads, very full, flicked down to Sehwag at deep fine leg

Australia 129/1   RT Ponting 5* (8b 1x4)
36.1

Mishra to Ponting, no run, tossed up on a length and Ponting defends to silly point

36.2

Mishra to Ponting, no run, the legbreak turns away from Ponting, who leaves it for Dhoni

36.3

Mishra to Ponting, no run, tossed up full on middle and off, Ponting defends, uneasily

36.4

Mishra to Ponting, 1 no ball, oversteps, gives it some good flight, Ponting drives to cover

36.4

Mishra to Ponting, no run, flighted on a lovely length, there's turn, Ponting defends

36.5

Mishra to Ponting, FOUR, too short and in a flash he pounces, hammering past point

36.6

Mishra to Ponting, 1 no ball, another no-ball, lands on middle and off, Ponting defends

36.6

Mishra to Ponting, FOUR, top delivery, pitches on off stump, turns and bounces, Ponting gets back and cuts as the ball hurries on him, gets bat on it in time and plays it past slip

Australia 139/1   RT Ponting 13* (16b 3x4)
38.1

Mishra to Ponting, 1 run, tossed up on off stump, he comes forward, pushes past silly point

38.3

Mishra to Ponting, no run, flighted outside off, spins back in from wide, Ponting leaves

38.4

Mishra to Ponting, no run, straighter one, off stump, thudded away to silly point

38.5

Mishra to Ponting, no run, gives it some air, Ponting uses his feet and drives it back to Mishra

38.6

Mishra to Ponting, no run, too short, cut hard off the back foot to Tendulkar at cover

Australia 150/1   RT Ponting 14* (21b 3x4)
39.5

Kumble to Ponting, no run, slides down again, with bounce, the googly, Ponting thrusts forward, takes the pad and balloons up to the on side

39.6

Kumble to Ponting, no run, on a length, he reaches forward and defends again

Australia 151/1   RT Ponting 14* (23b 3x4)
41.1

Kumble to Ponting, no run, flights it up on the stumps and Ponting drives to midwicket

41.2

Kumble to Ponting, no run, flatter ball and he goes back, defending to short leg

41.3

Kumble to Ponting, no run, tossed up on off stump and Ponting defends

41.4

Kumble to Ponting, no run, makes room and drives inside out to a diving Tendulkar at cover

41.5

Kumble to Ponting, FOUR, too short and duly thrashed away between cover and point

41.6

Kumble to Ponting, no run, flatter on middle and leg, pushed to short leg

Australia 155/1   RT Ponting 18* (29b 4x4)
42.2

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, works it from middle and leg back to Sehwag

42.3

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, tossed up, Ponting reaches forward and defends

42.4

Sehwag to Ponting, FOUR, fraction short, he rocks back and carves it in front of point

42.5

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, spins sharply down the stumps, Ponting watches it go

42.6

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, tossed up on a length, spins in, Ponting drives it back to Sehwag

Australia 160/1   RT Ponting 22* (34b 5x4)
43.6

Kumble to Ponting, no run, pitches and goes on straight, Ponting goes back and defends

Australia 161/1   RT Ponting 22* (35b 5x4)
44.5

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, strides real forward and defends uneasily to short leg

44.6

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, sharp turn, drifting back into Ponting, who defends high off the bat

Australia 166/1   RT Ponting 22* (37b 5x4)
46.1

Sehwag to Ponting, FOUR, too short and he runs it fine, wide of gully, and there's no protection

46.2

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, tossed up, spins in, Ponting gets in line and defends

46.3

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, gives it some rip, there's good dip and Ponting smothers it

46.4

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, plenty of turn there, out of the rough, as Ponting opts to shoulder arms, it spits off and clips his pad and then hits Dhoni

46.5

Sehwag to Ponting, 1 run, spins back into Ponting, who runs it past short leg for one

Australia 171/1   RT Ponting 27* (42b 6x4)
47.1

Kumble to Ponting, 2 runs, flat outside leg stump, Kumble paddles it past square leg and runs hard for the second, which raises the 50-run stand between these two

47.2

Kumble to Ponting, no run, flat on the stumps, he gets forward and defends

47.3

Kumble to Ponting, no run, strides forward and pushes the ball to the off side

47.4

Kumble to Ponting, 1 run, flat, leg stump, turned away to Sehwag at midwicket

Australia 174/1   RT Ponting 30* (46b 6x4)
48.2

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, spins back in off a length, defended to forward short leg

48.3

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, and again, pins him deep in the crease and he defends

48.4

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, gets behind the ball and defends watchfully

48.5

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, tosses it up, Ponting gets bat and pad together and defends

48.6

Sehwag to Ponting, 1 run, a touch short and he waits, dabbing it wide of slip

Australia 177/1   RT Ponting 31* (51b 6x4)
49.1

Kumble to Ponting, FOUR, rubbish, flat down the pads and paddled away for four

49.2

Kumble to Ponting, no run, leg break pitches and turns and Ponting gets back to defend

49.3

Kumble to Ponting, no run, tosses it up outside off and Ponting defends to cover

49.4

Kumble to Ponting, no run, and again, uses his feet and pushes the ball to the off side

49.5

Kumble to Ponting, no run, reaches out and defends it again, very watchfully

49.6

Kumble to Ponting, no run, flatter trajectory, middle and leg, defended to short leg

Australia 181/1   RT Ponting 35* (57b 7x4)
50.4

Mishra to Ponting, no run, tossed up wide, Ponting drives well but to Sehwag at cover

50.5

Mishra to Ponting, 3 runs, aha, again he reaches out to a wide one and flashes, this time the ball splices up off the edge and spirals over Ganguly's head at backward point, Ponting was eying extra cover but his head went up early and he made a meal of the shot

Australia 187/1   RT Ponting 38* (59b 7x4)
51.1

Kumble to Ponting, no run, flighted on leg stump, defended to short leg

51.2

Kumble to Ponting, no run, full, searching for drift, there's none and Ponting defends

51.3

Kumble to Ponting, no run, defends another delivery from leg stump to Gambhir

51.4

Kumble to Ponting, no run, flighted on middle and leg, defended to the off side

51.5

Kumble to Ponting, no run, pitches and turns away, at good height, Ponting opts to leave

51.6

Kumble to Ponting, no run, the wrong 'un slides back in and he defends off the back foot

Australia 187/1   RT Ponting 38* (65b 7x4)
53.2

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, tossed up on off stump and he reaches forward to defend

53.3

Sehwag to Ponting, 1 run, gets forward and pinches a single square on the off side

Australia 190/1   RT Ponting 39* (67b 7x4)
54.3

Mishra to Ponting, no run, there's the googly, Ponting strides forward and he defends

54.4

Mishra to Ponting, no run, tossed up slower, he gets forward and blocks again

54.5

Mishra to Ponting, no run, onto the front foot, driving this one to Sehwag at cover

54.6

Mishra to Ponting, no run, a touch too short and he cuts it out to Badri at point

Australia 192/1   RT Ponting 39* (71b 7x4)
55.3

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, thrusts forward, tries to leave, ball takes glove, flies wide of short leg

55.4

Sehwag to Ponting, 1 run, where's he off to? Ponting skips down and heaves at one, gets an inside edge past Gambhir at short leg and the ball flies to square leg

Australia 198/1   RT Ponting 40* (73b 7x4)
56.1

Mishra to Ponting, no run, flighted up on the stumps and he defends back to Mishra

56.2

Mishra to Ponting, no run, too short, Ponting goes back and edges the cut back to Mishra

56.3

Mishra to Ponting, no run, turns across Ponting, who steers it straight to point

56.4

Mishra to Ponting, no run, slow through the air, drifting in, and Ponting defends

56.5

Mishra to Ponting, no run, gives him the charge, making room and driving with a wee bit too much bottom hand, Ishant runs in from mid-off and cuts off thoughts of the single

56.6

Mishra to Ponting, no run, tossed up gently on middle and leg and he defends watchfully

Australia 198/1   RT Ponting 40* (79b 7x4)
57.6

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, spins back in and Ponting goes back to defend

Australia 203/2   RT Ponting 40* (80b 7x4)
59.1

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, gets across his stumps and defends this one back to Sehwag

59.2

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, take two steps out and defends it back to Sehwag again

59.3

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, very tidy line and Ponting strides well forward to defend

59.4

Sehwag to Ponting, 1 run, again he two-steps, this time clipping it to mid-on, who is deep

Australia 212/2   RT Ponting 41* (84b 7x4)
60.1

Mishra to Ponting, 1 run, pitches outside leg and turns, but Ponting also turns it fine

60.3

Mishra to Ponting, FOUR, dances down and flicks the low full toss past midwicket

60.4

Mishra to Ponting, 1 run, this one's from over the stumps, flat and turned to the on side

Australia 219/2   RT Ponting 47* (87b 8x4)
61.1

Sehwag to Ponting, 1 bye, a ripper! Sehwag gets this one to turn and bounce from outside off stump, Ponting decides to heave and then turns his head to escape being hit by the snorter, it rears up and beats Dhoni as well, who had no chance of taking that

Australia 220/2   RT Ponting 47* (88b 8x4)
62.1

Mishra to Ponting, no run, comes well forward again and plays it back confidently

62.2

Mishra to Ponting, no run, short and he goes to cut, misses and nearly gets an edge

62.3

Mishra to Ponting, no run, smothers the turn with a friendly forward defensive

62.4

Mishra to Ponting, no run, presses forward, then sees the short ball and rocks back to cut to point

62.5

Mishra to Ponting, no run, tossed up on a length and he defends watchfully

62.6

Mishra to Ponting, no run, comes well forward and defends to end the over

Australia 220/2   RT Ponting 47* (94b 8x4)
63.3

Sehwag to Ponting, 1 run, tossed up, Ponting comes well forward and pushes to gully

Australia 222/2   RT Ponting 48* (95b 8x4)
64.1

Mishra to Ponting, no run, legbreak turns past Ponting's forward prod, Dhoni collects and smashes the sticks, the ball pitched on leg and shaped away, but Ponting's foot is back

64.2

Mishra to Ponting, no run, and again, an action replay of the last delivery, Mishra gets lovely turn and drift away from Ponting, pressing forward to play but missing by a whisker, in a flash Dhoni collects and breaks the stumps, there's an appeal as Mishra also went up because he thought he heard something, and in the end there's no decision

64.3

Mishra to Ponting, no run, tossed up invitingly on the stumps and Ponting this time gets bat on it

64.4

Mishra to Ponting, no run, strides real forward and defends to the man at cover

64.5

Mishra to Ponting, 1 run, gets a single this time, using his feet and clipping it away

Australia 223/2   RT Ponting 49* (100b 8x4)
65.1

Sehwag to Ponting, 3 runs, fifty for Ponting, who gets a long stride in and plays for turn, thrusts the pad forward and edges it wide of slip, Zaheer does the covering up on the ropes

Australia 226/2   RT Ponting 52* (101b 8x4)
66.1

Mishra to Ponting, no run, gets a stride in and he defends

66.2

Mishra to Ponting, FOUR, shot! Ponting walks down the track and though not to the pitch of that delivery, he hits it very hard and straight back over the umpire's head for four

66.3

Mishra to Ponting, no run, still he loops it up, this time wider, asking him to come fetch it, and Ponting drives uppishly to Sehwag at cover, brave bowling from young Mishra

66.4

Mishra to Ponting, no run, tossed it up on middle and off and Ponting defends it back

66.5

Mishra to Ponting, 3 runs, uses his feet well, clipping past midwicket, good shot

Australia 233/2   RT Ponting 59* (106b 9x4)
67.1

Sharma to Ponting, no run, pitches on middle and off and straightens and he defends

67.2

Sharma to Ponting, no run, pitches on a good length and Ponting shoulders arms

67.3

Sharma to Ponting, 1 run, pitches a pinch fuller, looking to move it away, it does swing a bit and Ponting, already committed to the front foot, has to adjust and play it towards point

Australia 234/2   RT Ponting 60* (109b 9x4)
68.1

Tendulkar to Ponting, no run, flights up the legbreak around off stump, Ponting defends

68.2

Tendulkar to Ponting, no run, spins away, tad short, Ponting cuts hard to Badrinath at point

68.3

Tendulkar to Ponting, 1 run, serves up a low full toss, which is driven to Sehwag in the deep

68.6

Tendulkar to Ponting, no run, pitches on middle and off, turns away, Ponting punches to cover

Australia 236/2   RT Ponting 61* (113b 9x4)
69.4

Sharma to Ponting, no run, pitches on a good length and Ponting pushes it back to Ishant

69.5

Sharma to Ponting, no run, wrong line, a mile down leg stump, Dhoni has a hard time taking

69.6

Sharma to Ponting, no run, full and swinging into Ponting's pads, he slumps over as he attempts to flick, the ball moves back in very late and hits him on the pad, clearly going to miss leg stump, they all ask the question and Bowden shakes his head and calls for tea

Australia 237/2   RT Ponting 61* (116b 9x4)
71.1

Sharma to Ponting, no run, on the dime, pitching on a length and swinging back in, late, and so Ponting gets forward and presents a solid forward defensive

71.2

Sharma to Ponting, no run, pitches a touch wider and swings in, Ponting shoulders arms

71.3

Sharma to Ponting, no run, full and down the pads, no bat on that and Dhoni tumbles to take

71.4

Sharma to Ponting, no run, ah ha ha, there's that identical delivery to what cleaned up in Mohali, pitching on a length, swinging in late, Ponting gets outside the line and defends, ball clips his pad above the knee roll and they all ask the question, which Bowden declines as he felt Ponting got a lengthy stride forward, very well bowled

71.5

Sharma to Ponting, no run, this one swings down his pads and Dhoni collects

71.6

Sharma to Ponting, no run, lovely delivery to end the over, this one hits a sweet spot and goes the other way and Ponting, committed to the front foot defensive, twirls his bat away and it clips the inside edge and narrowly misses the stumps

Australia 240/2   RT Ponting 61* (122b 9x4)
72.4

Khan to Ponting, no run, odd sort of shot, or lack of, as Ponting comes onto the front foot, starts to leave the ball but then as the ball pitches and comes back in he offers a half shot, the ball zips back and somehow misses taking the edge, its all happening at the Kotla, folks

72.5

Khan to Ponting, 1 run, fuller and he meets it with a firm defensive back past Hussey

Australia 242/2   RT Ponting 62* (124b 9x4)
73.1

Sharma to Ponting, no run, oof, this one hits a length and jags back, late, to catch an indifferent Ponting inching forward, then he has to adjust an play a half shot, which takes the inside edge and rolls near his feet, some bowling this from an enthused Ishant

73.2

Sharma to Ponting, no run, pitches much straighter and Ponting stabs it back to Ishant

73.3

Sharma to Ponting, no run, comes onto the front foot, prematurely, and drives the ball to cover

73.4

Sharma to Ponting, no run, gets a long stride forward and jams the bat at one pitched up in search of swing, another hard-handed inside edge rolls in front of the close catcher on the leg side

73.5

Sharma to Ponting, no run, short of a length, 138ks, wide and so Ponting shoulders arms

73.6

Sharma to Ponting, 1 leg bye, does too much, sliding down the pads and tucked wide of Gambhir

Australia 243/2   RT Ponting 62* (130b 9x4)
74.1

Khan to Ponting, 1 run, full on middle and off, swings in, Ponting turns it to midwicket and calls for the single, Gambhir is a bit slow to react and Zaheer is not impressed

Australia 244/2   RT Ponting 63* (131b 9x4)
75.1

Sharma to Ponting, no run, on the money, getting Ponting reaching well forward to defend

75.2

Sharma to Ponting, 2 runs, aye, swings in off a length and Ponting clips via the inside edge between leg gully and forward short leg, runs hard and gets a couple more to his tally

75.3

Sharma to Ponting, no run, on a length and he drives well to the man at cover

75.4

Sharma to Ponting, no run, holds back the length this time, 138ks, Ponting already onto the front foot and adjusts to transfer the weight and plays it to backward point

75.5

Sharma to Ponting, 1 run, fuller this time, searching for swing, Ponting holds back on the movement to push the ball into the gap at cover and point and calls for the single, well played

Australia 247/2   RT Ponting 66* (136b 9x4)
76.1

Khan to Ponting, no run, back of a length, angling away, Ponting gets in line and defends

76.2

Khan to Ponting, no run, shout for leg before, as Zaheer pitches just outside leg stump and straightens the ball into a shuffling Ponting, pressed back in his crease, it catches him on the flap and just outside the line

76.3

Khan to Ponting, FOUR, gets onto the front foot and defends with soft hands, the bat face turning, takes the edge and runs wide of gully and with no third man Ponting gets four to raise Australia's 250

76.4

Khan to Ponting, no run, thats on a good length and he defends it back to Zaheer

76.5

Khan to Ponting, no run, firmly on the front foot, defending this one to cover

76.6

Khan to Ponting, no run, pitches full and Ponting comes forward to defend to point

Australia 251/2   RT Ponting 70* (142b 10x4)
78.1

Mishra to Ponting, 1 run, tossed up and Ponting drives a single to Sehwag in the covers

78.3

Mishra to Ponting, no run, well bowled, tossing up on a length to get Ponting defending

78.4

Mishra to Ponting, no run, and again, quicker through the air, Ponting defends watchfully

78.5

Mishra to Ponting, no run, pitches just outside off and Ponting watches it go past

78.6

Mishra to Ponting, FOUR, skips down, looking to hit it straight, he's deceived in flight and ends up driving in the air towards Ishant at mid-off and it goes over his outstretched fingers

Australia 257/2   RT Ponting 75* (147b 11x4)
80.1

Mishra to Ponting, no run, presses Ponting back on the crease, defending off the back foot

80.2

Mishra to Ponting, no run, now he tosses it up, inviting the drive, Ponting kneels down and drives with plenty of bottom hand to the fielder stationed at cover

80.3

Mishra to Ponting, no run, flatter ball, which Ponting drives hard back to Mishra

80.4

Mishra to Ponting, no run, tossed up again, he uses his feet and defends it back

80.5

Mishra to Ponting, no run, well tossed up, spins away and Ponting just gets bat down in time

80.6

Mishra to Ponting, FOUR, sees room and flings the bat, down on bent knee, the ball flashes off the edge and races through the vacant gully region

Australia 273/2   RT Ponting 79* (153b 12x4)
81.4

Khan to Ponting, no run, lands on a length and defends off the front foot to cover

81.5

Khan to Ponting, no run, lands on a length and he defends it to the off side

81.6

Khan to Ponting, no run, onto the front foot, ball swings in and he gets an inside-edge

Australia 274/2   RT Ponting 79* (156b 12x4)
83.1

Khan to Ponting, FOUR, an edge for four, Zaheer pitches it up and gets it to swing, late, Ponting reaches out and drives and the ball runs through the vacant gully region

83.2

Khan to Ponting, no run, pitches on the stumps and he defends it to the on side

83.3

Khan to Ponting, no run, tighter delivery, coming in off a length and he defends solidly

83.4

Khan to Ponting, FOUR, short ball dug in down leg stump, Ponting gets across and goes for the pull, the ball brushes his gloves and flies down to fine leg for four

83.5

Khan to Ponting, no run, comes onto the front foot and defends a length ball back

83.6

Khan to Ponting, no run, fuller on middle and off, comes forward and plays it back

Australia 282/2   RT Ponting 87* (162b 14x4)
85.2

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, tossed up and he defends it watchfully

85.3

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, gives him some room and he drives it hard to extra cover

85.4

Sehwag to Ponting, OUT, bowled him, and what turn! Sehwag strikes, luring Ponting forward on the drive, shaping to work it to the on side, the ball turns in and beats everything, he came out of his crease and swung wildly and has to pay the price for an indifferent choice of stroke

RT Ponting b Sehwag 87 (224m 165b 14x4 0x6) SR: 52.72

Australia 284/3   RT Ponting 87 (165b 14x4)
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