Australia tour of India, 2008/09 / Commentary

Border-Gavaskar Trophy - 3rd Test

India v Australia

Match drawn

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126.3

Katich to Dhoni, no run, on the stumps, back goes Dhoni, pushing to cover

126.4

Katich to Dhoni, no run, gets back again and cuts towards extra cover

126.5

Katich to Dhoni, no run, a low dipping full toss, he drives with a flourish to mid-off

126.6

Katich to Dhoni, 1 run, short and wide and he opens his account with a cut to the deep

India 445/5   MS Dhoni 1* (4b)

127.1

Watson to Dhoni, no run, on the pads and he tucks it away to the man at midwicket

127.2

Watson to Dhoni, 1 run, short and wide and he squirts it down to third man for one

India 446/5   MS Dhoni 2* (6b)

128.1

Katich to Dhoni, no run, serves up a juicy full toss, Dhoni skips down and makes a meal of the shot, slashing it down to the man at deep mid-off

128.2

Katich to Dhoni, no run, reaches out and drives with a flourish to extra cover

128.3

Katich to Dhoni, no run, flatter trajectory, leg stump, drops his head and defends

128.4

Katich to Dhoni, no run, gets back and mistimes the drive, and Katich fields

128.5

Katich to Dhoni, no run, dropped, what it would have knocked a finger off Katich, or Aleem Dar's head! Dhoni rocks back and drills a short ball ferociously towards the umpire's head, Katich sticks a hand off it to take some pace off it and save Dar money for a face reconstruction, that was biffed with immense power and Dar goes forward to say thanks to Katich for saving him

128.6

Katich to Dhoni, no run, short, no turn, jabbed off he back foot to midwicket

India 450/5   MS Dhoni 2* (12b)

130.1

Katich to Dhoni, FOUR, and he starts having fun, clearing the leg and carving it with the spin, a real ugly heave past mid-on for four

130.2

Katich to Dhoni, FOUR, two in two, using his feet and whipping it past mid-on

130.3

Katich to Dhoni, no run, flatter ball and Dhoni comes forward to defend this time

130.4

Katich to Dhoni, no run, gets room but makes a mess of that, under-edging the cut

130.5

Katich to Dhoni, SIX, waltzes down, collects on the full and smokes it straight for el sixo

130.6

Katich to Dhoni, no run, more orthodox this time, reaching out and driving to point

India 468/5   MS Dhoni 16* (18b 2x4 1x6)

131.4

Watson to Dhoni, no run, fuller in length, Dhoni walks forward and plays to Hussey at cover

131.5

Watson to Dhoni, no run, wider delivery, short of a length, Dhoni watches it pass by

131.6

Watson to Dhoni, no run, pitches on a length and comes back in to Dhoni, who defends

India 469/5   MS Dhoni 16* (21b 2x4 1x6)

132.3

Katich to Dhoni, no run, walks into his shot, flicking to the man at midwicket

132.4

Katich to Dhoni, 2 runs, strides out and edges one just wide of Hayden for a couple

132.5

Katich to Dhoni, no run, rank long hop, which he can only cut to Clarke at cover

132.6

Katich to Dhoni, 1 run, tossed up on middle, spins into Dhoni, who goes back and turns it past the square leg umpire, he sprints off and wants two but Hussey is sharp to field

India 473/5   MS Dhoni 19* (25b 2x4 1x6)

133.1

Watson to Dhoni, FOUR, frees the arms and wristily twirls that between cover and gully

133.2

Watson to Dhoni, FOUR, short and sliding down leg, Dhoni picks up the errant ball and turns it around the corner superbly

133.3

Watson to Dhoni, no run, wide, short of a length and he decides to leave that one

133.4

Watson to Dhoni, OUT, edged and Haddin holds one! Dhoni flirst at one outside off stump and Haddin dives to his right to hold onto the thick outside edge to end a breezy Dhoni cameo on 27

MS Dhoni c †Haddin b Watson 27 (30m 29b 4x4 1x6) SR: 93.10

India 481/6   MS Dhoni 27 (29b 4x4 1x6)
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