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
1.1

Sharma to Katich, no run, on the dime and Katich hurries to defend to the off side

1.2

Sharma to Katich, no run, hits in on a length, Katich shuffles and defends to point

1.3

Sharma to Katich, no run, gets across his stumps and defends a length ball back to Ishant

1.4

Sharma to Katich, no run, gets across once again and defends the ball, tight line so far

1.5

Sharma to Katich, no run, fractionally overpitched and Katich square-drives to point

1.6

Sharma to Katich, no run, full and going away, 138ks, Katich leaves it alone

Australia 0/0   SM Katich 0* (6b)
2.4

Khan to Katich, no run, gets across his stumps and ends up pushing the ball back

2.5

Khan to Katich, no run, pitches on a length and Katich gets in to defend

2.6

Khan to Katich, no run, fractionally fuller, Katich pokes it to point and yells 'WAIT, WAIT'

Australia 1/0   SM Katich 0* (9b)
3.3

Sharma to Katich, no run, eases forward and drives a fullish ball to Gambhir at short cover

3.4

Sharma to Katich, no run, gets across, Ishant drops short, Katich defends to gully

3.5

Sharma to Katich, no run, angles across Katich at 141ks and he shoulders arms

3.6

Sharma to Katich, no run, short ball outside off stump, 138ks, Katich leaves it be

Australia 2/0   SM Katich 0* (13b)
5.1

Sharma to Katich, no run, tries to once more angle it across and Katich defends with purpose

5.2

Sharma to Katich, FOUR, first boundary of the innings and Katich opens his account, shuffling and working this ball from leg stump out between two fielders

5.3

Sharma to Katich, no run, rubbish ball, the slower delivery sliding way outside leg stump

5.4

Sharma to Katich, no run, short of a length on off stump, he gets across and defends to the onside

5.5

Sharma to Katich, no run, gets across and tucks it from off stump to midwicket

5.6

Sharma to Katich, no run, on the stumps and he once again defends it to the leg side

Australia 6/0   SM Katich 4* (19b 1x4)
7.1

Sharma to Katich, no run, angling away from him and he chops it to backward point

7.2

Sharma to Katich, no run, tries to tuck him up and he turns the ball to the close-in fielder

7.3

Sharma to Katich, no run, pitches in a good area and leaves Katich, shouldering arms

7.4

Sharma to Katich, no run, shorter this time and he gets back to crunch it to point

7.5

Sharma to Katich, no run, on a length and he plays it away to the off side

7.6

Sharma to Katich, FOUR, slower one slips up as a low dipping full toss outside leg stump and Katich doesn't disappoint, consummately flicking it past midwicket for four

Australia 18/0   SM Katich 8* (25b 2x4)
8.3

Kumble to Katich, no run, comes down, Kumble sees him and bowls it shorter outside leg stump, Katich pads it away off the thigh pad, it balloons up to leg gully

8.4

Kumble to Katich, no run, flighted up on leg stump, turned straight to leg gully

8.5

Kumble to Katich, no run, shorter and flatter, he gets across and pushes to cover

8.6

Kumble to Katich, (no ball) 2 runs, oversteps, its a good ball, which Katich feels for and edges wide of Dravid at slip, he dives and cannot get his left hand to stop it from escaping

8.6

Kumble to Katich, no run, skips down and collects on the full, clipping to midwicket

Australia 22/0   SM Katich 10* (30b 2x4)
9.3

Mishra to Katich, 2 runs, comes out and drives it on the up, past Ishant in the covers

9.4

Mishra to Katich, no run, flatter delivery on off stump, draws Katich forward on the defensive

9.5

Mishra to Katich, 2 runs, a bit too straight and he turns it out to Zaheer at sweeper

9.6

Mishra to Katich, no run, fuller delivery, which Katich comes forward to defend, strikes him outside the line of impact and Dhoni asks the question

Australia 27/0   SM Katich 14* (34b 2x4)
11.1

Mishra to Katich, no run, spins outside off, turns in, defended to short leg

11.2

Mishra to Katich, no run, skips out and collects it on the front pad, well down the track

11.3

Mishra to Katich, no run, sharp turn, pitches outside off stump and spins in a long way to catch Katich, shuffling across his stumps, just outside the line of off stump, it was a very confident shout but Bowden looks to have got it right there

11.4

Mishra to Katich, no run, fuller and flatter and he defends it to short leg

11.5

Mishra to Katich, no run, tosses it up and Katich comes forward to smother the spin

11.6

Mishra to Katich, 1 run, tossed up, he comes real forward and defends

Australia 28/0   SM Katich 15* (40b 2x4)
12.1

Kumble to Katich, no run, flighted outside off stump, uppishly driven to Mishra at cover

12.2

Kumble to Katich, 4 byes, sharp turn and bounce, rips across Katich and beats Dhoni too

12.3

Kumble to Katich, FOUR, top shot, reaching out and driving the flighted ball through point

12.4

Kumble to Katich, FOUR, flatter, quicker, shorter, slides on and he opens the face to steer it past the vacant spot at gully and Dravid can only run after it and retrieve it

12.5

Kumble to Katich, 1 run, fizzed up on middle and leg, defended to Gambhir at short leg

Australia 41/0   SM Katich 24* (45b 4x4)
13.1

Mishra to Katich, no run, flighted up on the stumps and he comes out to smother it

13.2

Mishra to Katich, no run, skips out and turns it from off stump to midwicket, all wrists

13.3

Mishra to Katich, no run, another leg break, middle and leg, Katich gets right over it

13.4

Mishra to Katich, no run, strides forward and dead-bats another legbreak to silly point

13.5

Mishra to Katich, 1 run, a bit off key, slides down the pads and he works it away

Australia 42/0   SM Katich 25* (50b 4x4)
14.1

Kumble to Katich, no run, pitches in the rough outside off, turns in sharply, hits his thigh

14.2

Kumble to Katich, no run, floated up, looking for drift, Katich gets well forward and defends

14.3

Kumble to Katich, no run, marries bat and pad and thrusts forward, struck outside the line

14.4

Kumble to Katich, FOUR, too much air and room on offer and he slashes it upwards of point

14.5

Kumble to Katich, no run, slides in and hits the pads but Katich has come well forward

14.6

Kumble to Katich, no run, nearly rolls onto the stumps but Katich bats it away, Kumble fizzes it up, Katich strides forward to smother it and the inside-edge rolls near the base of off stump

Australia 50/0   SM Katich 29* (56b 5x4)
16.1

Kumble to Katich, no run, from around the stumps, on the pads, nudged to Laxman

16.2

Kumble to Katich, 2 runs, fuller, faster, flatter, flicked from the off stump via an inside edge

16.3

Kumble to Katich, no run, lands on a good length outside off and slides in, defended off the pad

16.4

Kumble to Katich, no run, catch it, is the call! Thrusts forward a long way, the ball balloons up off glove and pad but the inside edge falls short of a diving Gambhir at forward short leg

16.5

Kumble to Katich, no run, gets well outside the crease, coming down, and pads it to Dravid at slip

16.6

Kumble to Katich, 1 run, keeps strike with a tuck off the pads between short leg and leg slip

Australia 53/0   SM Katich 32* (62b 5x4)
17.1

Khan to Katich, no run, short of a length and he gets back to punch it to cover

17.2

Khan to Katich, no run, shuffles across and works that off his stumps to midwicket

17.3

Khan to Katich, no run, fuller in length, he gets forward and drives to cover again

17.4

Khan to Katich, FOUR, firm stroke! Zaheer tries to drop short but Katich is up to the task, getting back and across and right over the ball, pulling with control in front of square

17.5

Khan to Katich, 1 run, walks right across his stumps and nudges from middle and off

Australia 58/0   SM Katich 37* (67b 6x4)
18.1

Kumble to Katich, no run, flat outside off stump and he gets back and across to defend

18.2

Kumble to Katich, 2 runs, slides down and he turns it away for a couple

18.3

Kumble to Katich, no run, flatter delivery, he shuffles and works it to short leg

18.4

Kumble to Katich, no run, pitches outside leg and slides down, Katich pads away

18.5

Kumble to Katich, no run, fuller delivery, no turn, and he defends

18.6

Kumble to Katich, no run, teasing length, bit of flight, Katich defends from off stump

Australia 60/0   SM Katich 39* (73b 6x4)
20.1

Kumble to Katich, 1 run, flat well outside off, Katich walks across and flicks to the on side

20.3

Kumble to Katich, no run, flatter, on a better length, Katich gets back and across and flicks

20.4

Kumble to Katich, FOUR, reaches out to a wide one and drives superbly through cover

20.5

Kumble to Katich, no run, dances down again and drives well, but Sehwag fields at cover

20.6

Kumble to Katich, no run, walks down, Kumble sees it, and Katich ends up padding it

Australia 74/0   SM Katich 44* (78b 7x4)
22.1

Kumble to Katich, no run, tossed up outside off stump and Katich comes well in to block

22.2

Kumble to Katich, 4 byes, beaten on the attempted square drive, the ball pitches in the rough outside off stump and spits up like a rattlesnake, beating bat and Dhoni and flying away, thats going to keep Kumble and Amit Mishra very, very interested

22.3

Kumble to Katich, no run, tossed up wider outside off and Katich shoulders arms

22.4

Kumble to Katich, no run, pitches outside off, Katich walks across and defends to short leg

22.5

Kumble to Katich, 1 run, walks across his stumps and flicks one past short leg

Australia 79/0   SM Katich 45* (83b 7x4)
23.1

Khan to Katich, no run, ah, the inside-edge saves Katich, shuffling across his stumps and shaping to tuck the ball away to the on side, the ball shapes back in off the seam and he's rapped in front of off stump, but he got some wood on the shot

23.2

Khan to Katich, no run, gets across and defends a short of a length ball to Zaheer

23.3

Khan to Katich, FOUR, good placement, getting forward and waiting for the ball to come onto him, then driving between two men in the covers, not hit hard, just caressed for four

23.4

Khan to Katich, no run, good length on around off stump and he drives back to Zaheer

23.5

Khan to Katich, no run, shorter this time and he drives off the back foot to Sehwag at point

23.6

Khan to Katich, no run, gets across again, rolls the wrists, but can't beat midwicket

Australia 83/0   SM Katich 49* (89b 8x4)
24.3

Kumble to Katich, no run, good delivery, pitching in the rough and sitting up, Katich plays it off the midriff just time

24.4

Kumble to Katich, 1 run, there's his half-century, courtesy a manic single, again he shuffles and clips the ball from off stump to Ishant at mid-on, he frantically sets off, the fielder collects and breaks the stumps but he's safe, and a very positive innings from Katich

Australia 89/0   SM Katich 50* (91b 8x4)
25.1

Sharma to Katich, no run, starts off on a full length, Katich defends and the ball sneaks off the inside edge and nestles between his ankles, stopping dead

25.2

Sharma to Katich, no run, pitches on middle and leg, straightens, and Katich defends

25.3

Sharma to Katich, no run, pitches back of a length and Katich plays it back to Ishant

25.4

Sharma to Katich, no run, a touch too full, Katich strides in and drives to Sehwag at point

25.5

Sharma to Katich, no run, shuffles across and drives on the up to Gambhir at short cover

25.6

Sharma to Katich, no run, walks across, Ishant drops it shorter and Katich defends

Australia 89/0   SM Katich 50* (97b 8x4)
26.2

Kumble to Katich, no run, beaten by the googly, tossed up slower into the rough just outside off stump, Katich doesn't read it and pushes at it, only to be beaten, stayed low too

26.3

Kumble to Katich, no run, slides down the pads, turned away to Laxman at leg slip

26.4

Kumble to Katich, no run, flatter trajectory, on the pads, tucked away to midwicket

26.5

Kumble to Katich, no run, flights it up, bringing Katich onto the front foot, driving to cover

26.6

Kumble to Katich, FOUR, too short, sliding down the pads, tucked past leg slip for four

Australia 94/0   SM Katich 54* (102b 9x4)
28.1

Mishra to Katich, no run, fizzed up on off stump, Katich comes forward and defends

28.2

Mishra to Katich, 1 run, flights it up generously, Katich comes out and flicks a single

Australia 99/0   SM Katich 55* (104b 9x4)
29.1

Sharma to Katich, no run, wide delivery, going away and Katich leaves it be, too wide

29.2

Sharma to Katich, no run, pitches closer to the stumps and Katich defends to cover

29.3

Sharma to Katich, no run, slower ball, 115ks, cutter on off stump, jammed back

29.4

Sharma to Katich, no run, pitches on a length and seams away, 137ks, left alone

29.5

Sharma to Katich, no run, pitches on a length and seams away, again he leaves

29.6

Sharma to Katich, FOUR, edged and thats four, Katich softly pushes at one and beats slip

Australia 109/0   SM Katich 59* (110b 10x4)
32.1

Mishra to Katich, no run, sharp turn from out of the rough, pitching outside off and turning in, Katich tries to turn it fine, ball kisses his gloves, drops onto thigh pad, and beats Dhoni

32.2

Mishra to Katich, no run, uses his feet and on-drives the ball to midwicket

32.3

Mishra to Katich, 1 run, turns this one from middle and leg to Sehwag at square leg

32.5

Mishra to Katich, 2 runs, errant delivery, sliding down, swept to fine leg for a brace

32.6

Mishra to Katich, 2 runs, tossed up fuller and flatter, Katich defends loosely and the ball squirts through off the inside edge, sneaking past leg stump and down to fine leg, unlucky

Australia 122/0   SM Katich 64* (115b 10x4)
34.1

Mishra to Katich, OUT, bowled em! There's the breakthrough, Katich undone by Mishra's flight, that was tossed up into the rough, luring him into another flick from outside off stump, except he misses and the ball sneaks back through the gap to disturb the furniture, middle stump knocked off its place

SM Katich b Mishra 64 (152m 116b 10x4 0x6) SR: 55.17

Australia 123/1   SM Katich 64 (116b 10x4)
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