Australia tour of India, 2008/09 / Commentary

Border-Gavaskar Trophy - 3rd Test

India v Australia

Match drawn

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2.2

Lee to Dravid, no run, on the money and Dravid gets in line to defend

2.3

Lee to Dravid, 1 run, thats as straight a drive as you're going to see as Lee pitches fractionally fuller, he gets a hand on it to take some pace off the shot, the ball ricochets to mid-on

India 6/1   R Dravid 1* (2b)

3.1

Clark to Dravid, no run, slides down leg stump, Dravid cannot get bat on ball, strikes him on the pads but clearly going down leg stump so no appeal from anyone

3.2

Clark to Dravid, no run, good length there, hitting the seam and going away, Dravid gets onto the front foot and shoulders arms very well, all round thats good stuff

3.3

Clark to Dravid, no run, short now on the body and he gets tall to drop it to the on side

3.4

Clark to Dravid, no run, on the stumps and he defends it to midwicket this time

3.5

Clark to Dravid, no run, gets him onto the front foot and Dravid defends it to third man

3.6

Clark to Dravid, no run, finishes the over by bouncing Dravid down the leg side, he gets onto his haunches and lets the ball sail down to Haddin

India 6/1   R Dravid 1* (8b)

4.4

Lee to Dravid, 2 runs, lovely shot, sir! Dravid eases into a classical drive between cover and point, the ball slows up so he doesn't get a boundary, Hussey does the chasing

4.5

Lee to Dravid, 3 runs, ah, class! Lee overpitches and again Dravid drives sumptuously, smack between the covers, the ball slows up so he doesn't get four this time either, Johnson does the fielding

India 16/1   R Dravid 6* (10b)

5.1

Clark to Dravid, no run, short on the stumps, forcing Dravid onto the toes and he uses soft hands to drop it off his chest and just wide of the man under the helmet at short leg

5.2

Clark to Dravid, 1 run, fuller length and Dravid on-drives wide of Katich for a single

5.5

Clark to Dravid, no run, on the stumps and he defends off the front foot back to Clark

5.6

Clark to Dravid, no run, now he shoulders arms to one just wide of the stumps

India 18/1   R Dravid 7* (14b)

6.2

Lee to Dravid, no run, wide delivery, 148ks and swinging, but Dravid shoulders arms

6.3

Lee to Dravid, no run, comes into him and he mistimes the on-drive to mid-on

6.4

Lee to Dravid, no run, thats textbook defensive stuff from Dravid, onto the front foot and displaying a full face of the bat as he lets cover run in and collect

6.5

Lee to Dravid, no run, short ball now, getting Dravid dropping his hands and trying to arc his back out of the way, the ball doesn't bounce as much as expected and he takes it on the chest, that will leave a red mark

6.6

Lee to Dravid, no run, good length outside off stump and he leaves it alone this time

India 19/1   R Dravid 7* (19b)

7.4

Clark to Dravid, no run, thats a good length and Dravid gets over it to defend

7.5

Clark to Dravid, no run, comes forward and defends this along the ground to gully

7.6

Clark to Dravid, no run, short ball and he gets out of the way to allow it pass

India 20/1   R Dravid 7* (22b)

9.1

Clark to Dravid, no run, comes firmly forward and drives, but stops on the shot - more due to the sluggish nature of the track - and the ball dribbles back to Clark

9.2

Clark to Dravid, no run, good length on off stump and Dravid defends to the on side

9.3

Clark to Dravid, no run, good, tidy stuff from Clark, pitches on a length and Dravid defends

9.4

Clark to Dravid, no run, and again, he makes sure to get Dravid onto the front foot, hitting a length on off stump and getting him defending watchfully

9.5

Clark to Dravid, no run, slips in a short one now, Dravid gets onto the toes and lets the ball almost come onto his chest, awkwardly defending it down near his feet

9.6

Clark to Dravid, no run, fuller now and he pushes it down towards mid-on to end the over

India 22/1   R Dravid 7* (28b)

10.2

Johnson to Dravid, FOUR, wrong line, on a length outside leg stump and Dravid glances it off his pads, very late, to send it racing down to fine leg for four

10.3

Johnson to Dravid, no run, hits a length and Dravid gets across to defend it back

10.4

Johnson to Dravid, OUT, edged and gone! Dravid perishes to a wide delivery, 149ks, chasing it with a loose drive away from the body and the thick edge is neatly gobbled up by Hayden at first slip

R Dravid c Hayden b Johnson 11 (36m 31b 1x4 0x6) SR: 35.48

India 27/2   R Dravid 11 (31b 1x4)
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Nov 2, 2008

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