Australia tour of India, 2008/09 / Commentary

Border-Gavaskar Trophy - 3rd Test

India v Australia

Match drawn

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57.3

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, tossed up full and he plays it back to Sehwag

57.4

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, and again, he tosses it up and Hussey defends watchfully

57.5

Sehwag to Hussey, 1 run, off the mark, getting across and dropping it away gently

Australia 203/2   MEK Hussey 1* (3b)

58.1

Mishra to Hussey, no run, pitches wide, in the rough, spins back sharply down the pads

58.2

Mishra to Hussey, FOUR, too much flight, Hussey takes it on the full and drives sweetly

58.3

Mishra to Hussey, no run, fuller one, Hussey comes well outside the line and pads it away, the ball clips his front leg and flies towards Gambhir at short leg

58.4

Mishra to Hussey, no run, reaches out and pushes this one towards point

58.5

Mishra to Hussey, no run, tosses up the googly, which bounces, defended to slip

58.6

Mishra to Hussey, FOUR, too short and Hussey pulls the long hop over Gambhir's head

Australia 211/2   MEK Hussey 9* (9b 2x4)

59.5

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, well bowled, middle and off, bringing Hussey onto the front foot

59.6

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, now he pushes him onto the back foot, the ball turns sharply

Australia 212/2   MEK Hussey 9* (11b 2x4)

60.2

Mishra to Hussey, 1 run, tosses it up outside off, Hussey plays with soft hands past silly point

60.5

Mishra to Hussey, no run, gets a massive stride outside the line and defends patiently

60.6

Mishra to Hussey, no run, flighted outside the line, he strides well in and takes it on the pad

Australia 219/2   MEK Hussey 10* (14b 2x4)

61.2

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, flat on middle and off and he defends it back

61.3

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, tossed up and he smothers the spin with a stride

61.4

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, gets well forward and defends again

61.5

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, some turn, but it pitches outside off and Hussey leaves

61.6

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, comes forward with a stride and defends to silly point

Australia 220/2   MEK Hussey 10* (19b 2x4)

63.1

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, a teasing line and length, forces Hussey to defend

63.2

Sehwag to Hussey, 1 run, short, sits up, Hussey stands back and eases it past gully

63.4

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, tossed up gently, middle and leg, patted back to Sehwag

63.5

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, drifts into middle and leg and Hussey firmly defends

63.6

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, the arm ball, quicker and flatter, defended to the on side

Australia 222/2   MEK Hussey 11* (24b 2x4)

64.6

Mishra to Hussey, no run, skips forward and hits it back to Mishra, who collects aggressively

Australia 223/2   MEK Hussey 11* (25b 2x4)

65.2

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, tossed up on middle and leg and Hussey defends

65.3

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, lovely drift into the left hander, who defends it back confidently

65.4

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, once more, gets forward and keeps it out

65.5

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, beaten on the forward prod! Sehwag turns that away from Hussey, groping for it outside off stump, beaten by the spin and extra bounce, terrific delivery

65.6

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, this one also turns but Hussey defends with soft hands

Australia 226/2   MEK Hussey 11* (30b 2x4)

66.6

Mishra to Hussey, no run, spins in sharply, Hussey goes back and turns it to leg gully

Australia 233/2   MEK Hussey 11* (31b 2x4)

67.4

Sharma to Hussey, no run, well bowled, angling it across Hussey and beating the bat

67.5

Sharma to Hussey, no run, pitches on a good length and moves it away, Hussey shoulders arms

67.6

Sharma to Hussey, no run, moves away too, plenty of swing, but too wide and he leaves

Australia 234/2   MEK Hussey 11* (34b 2x4)

68.4

Tendulkar to Hussey, no run, tosses it up on off stump and Hussey gets a big stride in

68.5

Tendulkar to Hussey, 1 run, thats too short, cut to point, who misfields and allows a run

Australia 236/2   MEK Hussey 12* (36b 2x4)

69.1

Sharma to Hussey, no run, ah ha ha, beaten on the nothing drive! Hussey doesn't get a stride forward and plays at a gem, landing on a length, sucking him forward, and reverse-swinging away to beat the outer edge of Hussey's bat! Where is second slip?

69.2

Sharma to Hussey, no run, comes onto the front foot and opts to leave that one be

69.3

Sharma to Hussey, 1 run, pitches on leg stump and comes back in, Hussey gets over it and flicks to Badrinath, the substitute, at midwicket and sets off, and the fielder's throw is off the mark

Australia 237/2   MEK Hussey 13* (39b 2x4)

70.1

Khan to Hussey, 2 runs, drifts to the pads and Hussey tickles it to fine leg where Ganguly moves to his right to pick the ball

70.2

Khan to Hussey, no run, tries to correct his line but ends up well outside off stump. Hussey watches it sail past him harmlessly.

70.3

Khan to Hussey, 1 no ball, get it correct this time but has overstepped. It landed just outside off, on a length and came in, Hussey gets right behind the line to defend down the track.

70.3

Khan to Hussey, no run, bit of reverse. It shaped in from off and Hussey took care not to press his front leg too much across and pushed the ball to the off side. Good batsman, this Hussey. Risk-free batting.

70.4

Khan to Hussey, no run, teases him with just outside-the-off attack and Hussey thinks about the temptation but stays away from it in the end. Solid fella.

70.5

Khan to Hussey, no run, another one shaping in late, full and around the middle and off and Hussey offers the full face of the bat in defense. Compact forward defensive stroke

70.6

Khan to Hussey, no run, this one moves away, just outside off and we know what Hussey does: just lets it go.

Australia 240/2   MEK Hussey 15* (46b 2x4)

72.1

Khan to Hussey, no run, full on leg, swinging in, and Hussey clips it straight to midwicket

72.2

Khan to Hussey, no run, change of pace, gently nibbling away wide of off stump and Hussey gets forward before comfortably shouldering arms

72.3

Khan to Hussey, 1 run, back of a length this time and he defends to the on side, responding well to Ponting's call for the quick single as the fielder runs in to collect

72.6

Khan to Hussey, no run, pitches on a length, Hussey gets over it and pushes to point

Australia 242/2   MEK Hussey 16* (50b 2x4)

74.2

Khan to Hussey, no run, short ball outside off stump, 134ks, Hussey thinks about pulling but pulls out of the shot in the end, Dhoni collects

74.3

Khan to Hussey, no run, another snorter, 135ks, skims over Hussey's helmet as he again thinks about pulling but takes his eyes off it, really aggressive fast bowling from India

74.4

Khan to Hussey, no run, three in a row, dug in short, Hussey takes his eyes off it again as he gets the bat up to try and play a horizontal shot, and the ball goes over his head

74.5

Khan to Hussey, no run, fuller length, inviting the drive, but a wise Hussey shoulders arms

74.6

Khan to Hussey, no run, back of a good length and defended along the ground to gully

Australia 244/2   MEK Hussey 16* (55b 2x4)

75.6

Sharma to Hussey, no run, pitches around off stump and comes back in, Hussey comes onto the front foot and gently nudges the ball in front of the cover fielder

Australia 247/2   MEK Hussey 16* (56b 2x4)

77.1

Sharma to Hussey, no run, pitches and goes across Hussey, who watchfully lets it pass

77.2

Sharma to Hussey, no run, pitches on leg and goes on, Hussey is behind it, defending it back

77.3

Sharma to Hussey, no run, a touch too wide, but in that channel, and Hussey shoulders arms

77.4

Sharma to Hussey, no run, movement again, pitching on off stump and coming in, there are two sounds after Hussey jams bat and pad together at that delivery

77.5

Sharma to Hussey, no run, short down the stumps, Hussey pulls but cannot connect

77.6

Sharma to Hussey, no run, short of a length on middle and off, defended down to gully

Australia 251/2   MEK Hussey 16* (62b 2x4)

78.2

Mishra to Hussey, 1 run, moves around the stump, floats it up invitingly on middle and leg, Hussey flicks it past Gambhir under the helmet at short leg

Australia 253/2   MEK Hussey 17* (63b 2x4)

79.1

Khan to Hussey, no run, pitches on the stumps and straightens and Hussey defends

79.2

Khan to Hussey, no run, lands on a drivable length and moves away, Hussey comes forward and drives with a high elbow towards cover-point

79.3

Khan to Hussey, FOUR, top shot, nothing but a short-arm-jab, picking the short ball early and scooping it over midwicket for four

79.4

Khan to Hussey, no run, onto the front early, Zaheer pitches outside off stump and the ball stops on Hussey, who ends up pushing it along the ground to point

79.5

Khan to Hussey, FOUR, edged past slip! Zaheer succeeds in sucking Hussey forward again with one that pitches on a teasing length and leaves him, he pushes at it and gets a thick edge that flies wide of Dravid at first slip, it was actually more for where second slip should have been, either way Hussey gets a boundary

79.6

Khan to Hussey, FOUR, thats bad ball, however, sliding onto his pads and dully clipped away

Australia 269/2   MEK Hussey 29* (69b 5x4)

81.1

Khan to Hussey, no run, a good leave to one pitching on a length and straightening

81.2

Khan to Hussey, no run, pitches closer to off stump and Hussey nudges it to cover

81.3

Khan to Hussey, 1 run, onto the front foot, shaping to drive towards cover, isn't to the pitch of this one and square-drives uppishly to a diving point fielder

Australia 274/2   MEK Hussey 30* (72b 5x4)

82.1

Mishra to Hussey, no run, tossed up generously and Hussey collects on the full, driving to mid-on

82.2

Mishra to Hussey, no run, looks at deep midwicket and slog sweeps with the turn, misses and that so nearly could have turned a lot and pegged back off stump

82.3

Mishra to Hussey, no run, pushed through quicker, he gets in line and defends this time

82.4

Mishra to Hussey, no run, tossed up outside off stump, Hussey defends to the off side

82.5

Mishra to Hussey, no run, flighted up, Hussey comes a long way forward and pads it

82.6

Mishra to Hussey, no run, thats a drivable length, Hussey reaches out and times it well and a diving Badrinath at short cover flings himself around to save a certain boundary

Australia 274/2   MEK Hussey 30* (78b 5x4)

84.1

Mishra to Hussey, no run, tosses it up into the rough, Hussey comes across and defends

84.2

Mishra to Hussey, no run, spins down sharply, Hussey leaves it for Dhoni behind the stumps

84.3

Mishra to Hussey, no run, tossed up, 85ks, it dips and Hussey plays it back to Mishra

84.4

Mishra to Hussey, no run, turns out of the rough again, spinning sharply and catching Hussey's pad as the presses forward to defend

84.5

Mishra to Hussey, no run, tossed up again and he gets forward to defend

84.6

Mishra to Hussey, 1 run, sweeps with the turn this time, its not timed well and there are shouts to catch it, but it lands some distance in front of Ganguly at deep square leg

Australia 283/2   MEK Hussey 31* (84b 5x4)

85.1

Sehwag to Hussey, 1 run, lands on a length and he gets back, pushing the ball to cover, where Laxman, Ganguly and Ishant all converge but cannot decide who will pick the ball up so Hussey gets an easy single, now thats superb fielding

Australia 284/2   MEK Hussey 32* (85b 5x4)

86.1

Mishra to Hussey, no run, flighted just outside off stump and Hussey defends

86.2

Mishra to Hussey, no run, flatter one on the stumps, worked to the fielder close in

86.3

Mishra to Hussey, no run, tossed up, he gets a firm stride forward and defends

86.4

Mishra to Hussey, no run, comes well forward again, the ball turns sharply and clips his pad

86.5

Mishra to Hussey, no run, slowly through the air, lands on off stump, he defends

86.6

Mishra to Hussey, no run, pitches in the rough and forces him back in his crease

Australia 284/3   MEK Hussey 32* (91b 5x4)

87.2

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, tossed up from around the stumps and Hussey defends

87.3

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, some turn there, pitching on off stump, Hussey defends

87.4

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, gives it a tweak and Hussey comes forward to block again

87.5

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, very teasing channel and he defends to silly point again

87.6

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, gives it some loop, Hussey comes forward and drives to cover

Australia 287/3   MEK Hussey 32* (96b 5x4)

89.1

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, tossed up on a length, gets Hussey forward, defending well

89.2

Sehwag to Hussey, 1 run, well stopped by Ishant at point, running across and diving in front of Aleem Dar as Hussey cuts a short ball

89.5

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, what turn, tossed up on a teasing length, then it dips and spins past the outside edge of Hussey's bat as he presses forward

89.6

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, beaten again! Hussey goes back and pushes, the ball turns sharply

Australia 291/3   MEK Hussey 33* (100b 5x4)

90.4

Mishra to Hussey, no run, low full toss, driven to Ishant at mid-on, the batsmen are all at sea, Clarke panics and waves Hussey back, he's gone for all money but the throw comes into Dhoni late and Hussey survives

90.5

Mishra to Hussey, no run, comes forward and defends that one back to Mishra

90.6

Mishra to Hussey, no run, tossed up full and Hussey comes forward to defend

Australia 294/3   MEK Hussey 33* (103b 5x4)

91.2

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, tossed up and defended

91.3

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, turns the other way, Hussey goes back and tries to turn it away but has to adjust to keep it down, there's some good bounce too

91.4

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, shoulders arms to one tossed up wide and not turning

91.5

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, some turn, but again its too wide and Hussey can leave

91.6

Sehwag to Hussey, 1 run, thats even wider and he steers it down towards third man

Australia 296/3   MEK Hussey 34* (108b 5x4)

92.1

Mishra to Hussey, no run, flights it very full and he gets real forward and defends

92.2

Mishra to Hussey, no run, teasing length this time and he defends watchfully

92.3

Mishra to Hussey, 1 run, really reaches outside off stump and sweeps with the turn

Australia 297/3   MEK Hussey 35* (111b 5x4)

93.1

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, tossed up on middle and off and he defends it back

93.2

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, comes forward and defends this one as well

93.3

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, spins outside the rough and he lets that one go to Dhoni

93.4

Sehwag to Hussey, 2 runs, too wide and he slaps it out to deep cover, where Gambhir fields

93.5

Sehwag to Hussey, FOUR, touch short, stays low and Hussey does well to pull it past midwicket

93.6

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, tossed up again, spins in, bit of pad and bat as he thrusts forward

Australia 303/3   MEK Hussey 41* (117b 6x4)

95.1

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, good turn, but wide of the stumps and Hussey shoulders arms

95.2

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, gets a long way forward and defends to silly point

95.3

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, shorter ball, Hussey goes back and pushes it to Sehwag

95.4

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, this one drifts into leg stump and he defends it away as well

95.5

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, good dip, lands on off stump and Hussey taps to silly point

95.6

Sehwag to Hussey, 1 run, spins away and he reaches out to cut it away to deep point for one

Australia 304/3   MEK Hussey 42* (123b 6x4)

96.1

Mishra to Hussey, no run, pads well forward to one turning in, balloon up off the front pad

96.2

Mishra to Hussey, no run, gets a firm stride outside off stump and takes it on the pad

96.3

Mishra to Hussey, 2 runs, pushes at this one that turns and edges wide of where slip was

96.4

Mishra to Hussey, no run, gets over this one and inside edges in front of silly point

96.5

Mishra to Hussey, FOUR, smart shot, playing against the turn, sweeping from outside off stump

96.6

Mishra to Hussey, no run, flat and full on middle and off, defended to forward short leg

Australia 310/3   MEK Hussey 48* (129b 7x4)

97.5

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, tossed up on the stumps and Hussey pats it back

97.6

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, identical delivery and Hussey gets bat and pad together

Australia 313/3   MEK Hussey 48* (131b 7x4)

98.2

Sharma to Hussey, no run, short on the body, he shuffles and taps it to midwicket, yelling 'WAIT!'

98.3

Sharma to Hussey, 1 run, short again, outside leg stump, neatly tucked off the hips for one

Australia 315/3   MEK Hussey 49* (133b 7x4)

99.1

Sehwag to Hussey, 3 runs, speared into leg stump and he clips it on the full to the deep and there's Hussey's half-century, a positive innings, full of determination, its not been easy but he's been too good

Australia 321/3   MEK Hussey 52* (134b 7x4)

100.1

Sharma to Hussey, no run, lovely angle, going away, Hussey shoulders arms to that one

100.2

Sharma to Hussey, no run, short of a length, pitches on leg and comes on, Hussey defends

100.3

Sharma to Hussey, no run, on around leg stump again and Hussey defends it back to Ishant

100.4

Sharma to Hussey, no run, goes on with the angle and he shoulders arms outside off stump

100.5

Sharma to Hussey, no run, pitches on the stumps and he defends it solidly

100.6

Sharma to Hussey, 1 run, outside leg stump and another easy single, tucked off the pads

Australia 326/3   MEK Hussey 53* (140b 7x4)

101.1

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, pitches and turns away and Hussey leaves well enough alone

101.2

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, tight delivery on the stumps and he smothers the spin this time

101.3

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, a touch shorter, turns on and Hussey goes back to defend

101.4

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, goes back and defends this one as well

101.5

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, tossed up and he defends that one as well

101.6

Sehwag to Hussey, OUT, another one falls to Sehwag! Sehwag tweaks his fingers on that one, getting it to flight, pitch on middle and off and turn sharply past the bat to knock back off stump

MEK Hussey b Sehwag 53 (187m 146b 7x4 0x6) SR: 36.30

Australia 326/4   MEK Hussey 53 (146b 7x4)
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