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
0.1

Lee to Gambhir, no run, he's fired up but sprays that outside Gambhir's leg stump

0.2

Lee to Gambhir, no run, thats wide too, this time seaming away outside off stump

0.3

Lee to Gambhir, no run, on the stumps finally and Gambhir presents a full face of the bat

0.4

Lee to Gambhir, no run, good length, and quick too, goes away and Gambhir leaves

0.5

Lee to Gambhir, FOUR, firm stroke, Gambhir gets a full delivery outside off stump and square drives wide of a diving Clarke at backward point, there's no stopping that one

0.6

Lee to Gambhir, no run, gets across and leaves this one, wider and angling away

India 4/0   G Gambhir 4* (6b 1x4)
1.2

Clark to Gambhir, no run, short of a length and Gambhir taps it to the man at gully

1.3

Clark to Gambhir, no run, wider, angling away from Gambhir, who doesn't need to play that

1.4

Clark to Gambhir, no run, fuller in length and he pokes it to Clarke at point, who's sharp

1.5

Clark to Gambhir, no run, back of a length and he gets across to tap it to backward point

1.6

Clark to Gambhir, no run, full and wide, Gambhir onto the front foot and leaves

India 5/0   G Gambhir 4* (11b 1x4)
2.4

Lee to Gambhir, no run, short of a length on the stumps and tucked off the hips to square leg

2.5

Lee to Gambhir, no run, wider, tempting the drive, but Gambhir watches it pass by

2.6

Lee to Gambhir, no run, back of a length, good carry to Haddin as Gambhir leaves

India 6/1   G Gambhir 4* (14b 1x4)
4.1

Lee to Gambhir, FOUR, wrong line, right execution! Lee pitches fullish on the stumps and Gambhir whips that excellently, using the pace, through midwicket for four

4.2

Lee to Gambhir, no run, now he pitches on a length outside off and Gambhir leaves

4.3

Lee to Gambhir, 1 run, tip-and-run, a Gambhir specialty, just onto the front foot and nudging the ball into the covers and calling Dravid for the sharp single, thats good cricket

4.6

Lee to Gambhir, no run, back of a length outside off and Gambhir shoulders arms

India 16/1   G Gambhir 9* (18b 2x4)
5.3

Clark to Gambhir, no run, oh, there's noise on that shot as Gambhir chases one off a length, not moving his feet, there's a definite under edge but it doesn't carry to Haddin

5.4

Clark to Gambhir, 1 run, straighter delivery this time and he turns that towards midwicket

India 18/1   G Gambhir 10* (20b 2x4)
6.1

Lee to Gambhir, 1 run, pitches on leg stump and Gambhir easily turns it fine for a single

India 19/1   G Gambhir 11* (21b 2x4)
7.1

Clark to Gambhir, no run, hits a good length and Gambhir defends positively to point

7.2

Clark to Gambhir, no run, bounces him over the stumps and Gambhir ducks under it

7.3

Clark to Gambhir, 1 run, on middle and leg and Gambhir glances it past short leg

India 20/1   G Gambhir 12* (24b 2x4)
8.1

Lee to Gambhir, 2 runs, on leg stump and he turns it wide of midwicket for a couple

8.2

Lee to Gambhir, no run, hits a length and Gambhir pushes it gently to point

8.3

Lee to Gambhir, no run, back of a length and coming back in, Gambhir knows where his off stump is, gets his back leg across to cover it, and shoulders arms

8.4

Lee to Gambhir, no run, fuller and wide, stays low to Haddin after Gambhir lets it go

8.5

Lee to Gambhir, no run, he likes that one and comes forward to drive, but cannot beat point

8.6

Lee to Gambhir, no run, some movement, pitching on middle and off, Gambhir puts the bat out to turn it around his front pad to midwicket but gets a thickish edge to gully instead

India 22/1   G Gambhir 14* (30b 2x4)
10.1

Johnson to Gambhir, 1 run, too straight, Gambhir shuffles and works it away to square leg

10.6

Johnson to Gambhir, FOUR, full length on middle and leg and Gambhir flicks it away

India 32/2   G Gambhir 19* (32b 3x4)
11.3

Clark to Gambhir, no run, fuller in length, going away, and Gambhir leaves it be

11.4

Clark to Gambhir, no run, gets back this time and defends to the on side

11.5

Clark to Gambhir, no run, full and wide and Gambhir lets it go through to Haddin

11.6

Clark to Gambhir, no run, finishes the over with a bouncer over middle and leg, Gambhir ducks

India 33/2   G Gambhir 19* (36b 3x4)
13.1

Clark to Gambhir, no run, bounces him outside leg stump and he gets under it

13.2

Clark to Gambhir, no run, short of a length, he gets onto the toes, taps it to point

13.3

Clark to Gambhir, no run, hits a length and again Gambhir watchfully defends

13.4

Clark to Gambhir, no run, pushes this one across Gambhir, who leaves it be with ease

13.5

Clark to Gambhir, no run, wide, short of a length, and dabbed to a diving Hussey at gully

13.6

Clark to Gambhir, no run, similar length and Gambhir covers off stump and defends

India 37/2   G Gambhir 19* (42b 3x4)
14.4

Johnson to Gambhir, 1 run, tucked off the hips to midwicket, who is a bit deep

India 39/2   G Gambhir 20* (43b 3x4)
15.1

Watson to Gambhir, no run, full on off stump, thin inside-edge as Gambhir plays to midwicket

15.2

Watson to Gambhir, 1 no ball, oversteps this time, driving a full ball to the man at mid-on

15.2

Watson to Gambhir, no run, takes a step down the track, drives it back to Watson, who fields

15.3

Watson to Gambhir, no run, slides down the pads, Gambhir mistimes the drive to midwicket

15.4

Watson to Gambhir, FOUR, bang, thats four! Watson drops short and Gambhir pulls that fiercely over a leaping Katich at a sort of catching midwicket, firmly struck shot that

15.5

Watson to Gambhir, no run, change of pace, good length on off and he defends this time

15.6

Watson to Gambhir, no run, fuller now, on the pads, turned to midwicket, who fumbles

India 46/2   G Gambhir 24* (50b 4x4)
17.1

Watson to Gambhir, no run, forces him onto the back foot, edged down to Hussey at gully

17.2

Watson to Gambhir, no run, onto the front foot now, defending to point

17.3

Watson to Gambhir, no run, fuller now and Gambhir eases into forward push, walking down the track, mistimes it back and Watson leaps up to stop, then feigns a throw back at Gambhir but the ball's not in his hand .. and he follows up with a piece of his mind

17.4

Watson to Gambhir, no run, another no-ball, Gambhir on-drives straight to midwicket

17.5

Watson to Gambhir, no run, good leave as Watson pitches shorter, Gambhir gets across

17.6

Watson to Gambhir, no run, gets across and leaves one that pitches and straightens

India 48/2   G Gambhir 24* (56b 4x4)
19.1

Watson to Gambhir, no run, lands it on a length outside off, hint of wobble, Gambhir leaves

19.2

Watson to Gambhir, no run, back of a length, wide enough for Gambhir to leave again

19.3

Watson to Gambhir, no run, and again, he's been very watchful outside off stump this morning, Gambhir, and so keeping with that trend he gets forward and watches one go by

19.4

Watson to Gambhir, no run, walks across his stumps and taps a fuller one to backward point

19.5

Watson to Gambhir, no run, now he tries something different too, bouncing Gambhir down leg stump

19.6

Watson to Gambhir, no run, back of a length, 138ks, defended to backward point

India 56/2   G Gambhir 24* (62b 4x4)
21.1

Watson to Gambhir, no run, walks across his stumps and defends this down to gully

21.2

Watson to Gambhir, no run, a flirt now, his feet not moving as he tries to cut one a bit shorter, cannot connect because the shot was not on to that length

21.3

Watson to Gambhir, 1 run, a thick outside edge between gully and the slips now, shaping to play it to the on side and lucky to survive with a single to the off side, good bowling from Watson

21.5

Watson to Gambhir, no run, good length outside off stump and he leaves it be

21.6

Watson to Gambhir, no run, a touch wide so Gambhir leans into a square drive, but cannot beat a diving save from Hussey at gully

India 60/2   G Gambhir 25* (67b 4x4)
23.1

Watson to Gambhir, no run, back of a length outside off and once more, he leaves it alone

23.2

Watson to Gambhir, no run, on the stumps, fuller length, defended back to Watson

23.3

Watson to Gambhir, no run, even fuller and he gets an inside-edge on the attempted off drive

23.4

Watson to Gambhir, no run, back of a length and he leaves this one be outside off stump

23.5

Watson to Gambhir, no run, swings into leg stump and he clips it to Katich at midwicket

23.6

Watson to Gambhir, 1 no ball, gets a step forward and defends to cover, its another no-ball too

23.6

Watson to Gambhir, no run, back of a length outside off and he leaves it be

India 65/2   G Gambhir 25* (74b 4x4)
25.1

Watson to Gambhir, no run, back of a length outside off stump, gets across and leaves

25.2

Watson to Gambhir, no run, similar stuff, Gambhir not interested, playing for lunch

25.3

Watson to Gambhir, no run, lands it wide of the stumps and Gambhir shoulders arms

25.4

Watson to Gambhir, 2 leg byes, shuffles right across his stumps, walking down the track, shapes to nudge it down to fine leg but the ball brushes his pads, so leg byes to the total, Watson appeals but there's no reaction from Billy Bowden

25.5

Watson to Gambhir, no run, back to normalcy, with Gambhir covering off stump and leaving

25.6

Watson to Gambhir, no run, in keeping with the times, Gambhir shoulders arms to Watson

India 67/2   G Gambhir 25* (80b 4x4)
27.1

Clark to Gambhir, 1 run, from around the stumps, slants down the pads, tucked away

27.6

Clark to Gambhir, no run, wide of the sticks and he leaves this one be, as his his wont today

India 77/2   G Gambhir 26* (82b 4x4)
28.2

Lee to Gambhir, 1 leg bye, from around the stumps, on the pads, worked to square leg

28.4

Lee to Gambhir, 2 runs, firmly struck, collected off the pads with the angle, two to him

28.5

Lee to Gambhir, no run, back of a length outside off stump, and he leaves it be

28.6

Lee to Gambhir, 1 run, superbly driven but Johnson at mid-off cuts it off, Lee overpitched and Gambhir drove that on the up rather well, he gets a quick single for the effort

India 83/2   G Gambhir 29* (86b 4x4)
29.1

Clark to Gambhir, no run, gets forward, slowness of the track forces him to check the shot

29.2

Clark to Gambhir, no run, angles in from wide of the crease and he shoulders arms

29.3

Clark to Gambhir, no run, takes two steps down and works the ball to mid-on, wants a single but Tendulkar shoos him back as the fielder hurries in to collect the ball

29.4

Clark to Gambhir, no run, goes wafting outside off stump, driving expansively and getting beaten

29.5

Clark to Gambhir, 2 runs, much better when he plays that way, Clark pitches on Gambhir's pads and he works it between midwicket and mid-on for a couple more to his total

29.6

Clark to Gambhir, no run, wide of the stumps, and he gets forward and leaves

India 85/2   G Gambhir 31* (92b 4x4)
30.6

Lee to Gambhir, no run, onto the front foot as well, driving well but to mid-off

India 92/2   G Gambhir 31* (93b 4x4)
32.1

Lee to Gambhir, no run, full from around the stumps and he defends it to point

32.2

Lee to Gambhir, no run, full again and a touch wider so Gambhir lashes the flowing drive, but Clarke runs around in the covers and cuts it off, slowly his timing is coming back

32.3

Lee to Gambhir, FOUR, yep, just like that! Another freebie and this time Gambhir makes sure to find his mark, reaching out and timing that one well to beat Clarke, thats a cover drive

32.4

Lee to Gambhir, 1 run, on the pads and nudged to the on side for a single, smart cricket

India 97/2   G Gambhir 36* (97b 5x4)
33.1

Clark to Gambhir, no run, takes two steps forward and defends straight to cover

33.2

Clark to Gambhir, no run, holds back the length and Gambhir leaves outside off stump

33.3

Clark to Gambhir, 2 runs, gets some room and opens the face, twirling the ball between slips and gully for a couple down to third man, runs hard too

33.4

Clark to Gambhir, no run, full and wide, Gambhir comes forward and leaves it be

33.5

Clark to Gambhir, no run, even wider, tempting the square drive, but Gauti says no thanks

33.6

Clark to Gambhir, no run, another stride down the track, followed by dead-bat defence

India 99/2   G Gambhir 38* (103b 5x4)
34.5

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, well stopped, Hussey! Gambhir gets a full one and squirts it to gully, where Mr Cricket flings himself around to his left and saves a boundary

34.6

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, comes forward and drives uppishly, checking the shot to extra cover

India 102/2   G Gambhir 38* (105b 5x4)
36.1

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, good length outside off, Gambhir forward and leaves it be

36.2

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, gets some room and steers it to Hussey at gully

36.3

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, on the stumps, pushed to point, sets off, Tendulkar yelps and Gambhir hurries back inside his crease, a good call because Clarke and Hussey were there

36.4

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, full and wide and he leaves it be outside off stump

36.5

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, on leg stump, turned straight to midwicket

36.6

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, back of a length outside off stump and he leaves it be

India 106/2   G Gambhir 38* (111b 5x4)
38.1

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, overpitched and driven handsomely, extra cover intercepts

38.2

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, on the stumps, gets an inside-edge to forward short leg

38.3

Johnson to Gambhir, 1 run, short into the ribs, he plays with one hand wide of Katich

India 107/2   G Gambhir 39* (114b 5x4)
39.1

Clark to Gambhir, no run, comes forward and drives the ball to the man at cover

39.2

Clark to Gambhir, no run, aha ha ha, a thin inside-edge onto Haddin's boot as Gambhir tries to play a dab towards third man, a poor shot and Tendulkar comes down and has a chat

39.3

Clark to Gambhir, 1 run, another loose shot away from the body, another edge, but this one doesn't carry to Hayden at a wide first slip, it parries away and Gambhir gets a lucky single

India 108/2   G Gambhir 40* (117b 5x4)
40.1

White to Gambhir, 3 runs, short and wide and Gambhir rocks back to cut that very hard, beats gully and Hussey gives chase to cut it short on the ropes

40.3

White to Gambhir, FOUR, uses his feet, sashays down, and drives that past extra cover

40.4

White to Gambhir, no run, comes out again, drives fluently but cannot beat mid-off

40.5

White to Gambhir, 3 runs, loopy delivery outside leg stump, no turn, paddled fine and thats Gambhir's fifty, a patient innings and he's just looking to break free, his home crowd applaud his effort

India 119/2   G Gambhir 50* (121b 6x4)
41.1

Clark to Gambhir, no run, good length, the cutter, Gambhir defends solidly off the front foot

41.2

Clark to Gambhir, no run, fuller and very wide, Haddin collects after Gambhir leaves

41.3

Clark to Gambhir, no run, back of a length, he covers off stump and defends to point

41.4

Clark to Gambhir, 1 run, pitches outside leg and he tucks it off the pads for a single

India 120/2   G Gambhir 51* (125b 6x4)
42.1

White to Gambhir, no run, wide outside off stump and Gambhir leaves it be

42.2

White to Gambhir, no run, flat outside leg stump, turned straight to square leg, Tendulkar sends Gambhir back

42.3

White to Gambhir, 1 run, again outside leg and turned past Billy Bowden for a single

42.5

White to Gambhir, 1 run, short and wide, spinning away, cut to Hussey at deep point

India 123/2   G Gambhir 53* (129b 6x4)
43.1

Clark to Gambhir, no run, good length, going away, and he shoulders arms

43.2

Clark to Gambhir, no run, comes forward and plays this straight to the fielder

43.3

Clark to Gambhir, no run, on the stumps, comes back in, tucked to the on side

43.4

Clark to Gambhir, 1 run, short on the body, he turns it off his ribcage, Lee fields at fine leg

India 124/2   G Gambhir 54* (133b 6x4)
44.1

White to Gambhir, 1 run, on middle and leg, turned away for a single

India 130/2   G Gambhir 55* (134b 6x4)
45.1

Johnson to Gambhir, FOUR, sweetly driven, Gambhir takes toll of the full ball and drives past cover

45.2

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, on the stumps and defended back to the bowler

45.3

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, back of a length outside off stump and left alone

45.4

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, reaches well forward and defends this one to point

45.5

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, short of a length on middle and off and Gambhir defends

45.6

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, comes forward and defends the last ball to cover

India 142/2   G Gambhir 59* (140b 7x4)
46.2

White to Gambhir, 1 run, flatter on middle and off, worked to midwicket for one

46.4

White to Gambhir, 3 byes, flighted well outside leg stump, Gambhir doesn't play a shot and the ball scoots past Haddin for runs

46.6

White to Gambhir, no run, tossed up on the stumps and he defends it back

India 149/2   G Gambhir 60* (143b 7x4)
47.5

Johnson to Gambhir, FOUR, in his area and he clips it excellently through midwicket, lovely

47.6

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, good length on middle and off, turned to midwicket

India 154/2   G Gambhir 64* (145b 8x4)
49.1

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, gets some room and square-drives to backward point

49.2

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, wrong line, well wide of leg stump and Haddin collects

49.3

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, fractionally fuller and he meets it with a drive to extra cover

49.4

Johnson to Gambhir, 1 run, swings in this time and he turns it to midwicket for one

India 155/2   G Gambhir 65* (149b 8x4)
50.1

Watson to Gambhir, no run, wide outside off, moves back in and Gambhir leaves it be

50.2

Watson to Gambhir, no run, full again, searching for swing, there's none and Gambhir leaves

50.3

Watson to Gambhir, no run, opens the face and dabs this one to gully

50.4

Watson to Gambhir, no run, gets a step forward and defends a short ball to point

50.5

Watson to Gambhir, 2 runs, picks this up off the pads and beats a sliding White at midwicket

50.6

Watson to Gambhir, no run, comes forward and leaves that one be for Haddin

India 157/2   G Gambhir 67* (155b 8x4)
53.1

Johnson to Gambhir, FOUR, short and he gets onto the toes, slicing through a diving point

53.2

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, much straighter this time and watchfully defended by Gambhir

53.3

Johnson to Gambhir, FOUR, four more, as Johnson drifts onto Gambhir's pads and he nudges it away to the fine leg boundary, do not bowl there to this man

53.4

Johnson to Gambhir, 1 run, tries to tuck him up with a short one but Gambhir tucks it for one

India 173/3   G Gambhir 76* (159b 10x4)
54.1

Watson to Gambhir, no run, gets back and punches this one to the cover fielder

54.2

Watson to Gambhir, FOUR, sumptuous on-drive and the Gambhir show continues, it was a freebie, a half-volley on the pads and he picked the gap between midwicket and mid-on

54.3

Watson to Gambhir, no run, fullish outside off stump and he shoulders arms this time

54.4

Watson to Gambhir, no run, comes forward and drives well to mid-off, cant beat the man

54.5

Watson to Gambhir, no run, forward again, defending with a straight bat to cover

54.6

Watson to Gambhir, 1 run, othe pads and clipped out to the sweeper at deep midwicket

India 180/3   G Gambhir 81* (165b 11x4)
55.1

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, on a good length and Gambhir defends to point

55.2

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, tad too full and he drives to cover, where Clarke stops it

55.3

Johnson to Gambhir, 1 run, too straight and clipped past Ponting at midwicket, sweeper fields

55.6

Johnson to Gambhir, 1 run, on the pads and clipped out to the deep for a single

India 183/3   G Gambhir 83* (169b 11x4)
56.1

Watson to Gambhir, no run, back of a length outside off but he doesn't feel for it at all

56.2

Watson to Gambhir, no run, angles in from off stump, defended to midwicket

56.3

Watson to Gambhir, FOUR, shot! Watson persists with the angle and Gambhir on-drives effortlessly past mid-on to collect another boundary, he moves on to 87

56.4

Watson to Gambhir, no run, on a length, off stump, defended back to Watson

56.5

Watson to Gambhir, no run, grunts as he delivers that one fullish outside off, left alone

56.6

Watson to Gambhir, no run, lands on off stump and he presents a full face of the bat

India 187/3   G Gambhir 87* (175b 12x4)
58.1

Watson to Gambhir, no run, short of a length and punched off the back foot to point

58.2

Watson to Gambhir, FOUR, where did that come from! Watson surprises the bejeebees out of Gambhir, sliding in a nasty short delivery, not all that fast but it hustles onto Gambhir, who takes his eyes off it as it rears into his shoulder, the ball clips everything and flies between the sizeable gap between Haddin and Hayden at wide slip, a terrific delivery from Watson

58.3

Watson to Gambhir, no run, follows up with a full one and Gambhir dead-bats it back

58.4

Watson to Gambhir, no run, fuller on middle and off and driven back to Watson

58.5

Watson to Gambhir, 1 no ball, oversteps, its a decent ball and Gambhir watchfully defends

58.5

Watson to Gambhir, no run, lands on a good length outside off and he shoulders arms

58.6

Watson to Gambhir, no run, tight line, no room on offer, back of a length and defended

India 194/3   G Gambhir 91* (182b 13x4)
59.2

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, gets across and defends a short ball off the toes to point

59.3

Johnson to Gambhir, FOUR, on to 95 he goes, fiercely slapping a marginally short ball past gully

59.4

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, short of a length and he defends watchfully to point

59.5

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, a lifter, forcing Gambhir onto his toes, he does well to drop the hands as the ball spits up, Haddin collects and Johnson asks Gambhir what time it is ... come on, did you expect me to type what he said? We're a family web site.

59.6

Johnson to Gambhir, FOUR, wrong line, down the pads and effortlessly picked up, he's on 99 now

India 203/3   G Gambhir 99* (187b 15x4)
60.4

Watson to Gambhir, no run, walks forward and defends this one back to Watson

60.5

Watson to Gambhir, no run, well stopped at gully! Gambhir gets room and slices hard, but Hussey dives to his left and pulls off an athletic save, so Gambhir has to walk back and kick dust

60.6

Watson to Gambhir, SIX, what a way to get to a hundred! Gambhir, take a bow! Down he skips, using his feet and simply lifting Watson over long-on for half a dozen and thats his third Test century, second at home, and second consecutive against Australia, celebrated with great gusto from Gambhir, and rightfully so, what a great innings

India 214/3   G Gambhir 105* (190b 15x4 1x6)
61.2

Lee to Gambhir, no run, back of a length and he carefully defends it back to Lee

61.3

Lee to Gambhir, no run, pitches a bit wider and Gambhir leaves it be

61.4

Lee to Gambhir, FOUR, soft hands get Gambhir four more, just onto the front foot, opening the face as he defends, and that beats a tumbling Hussey at gully

61.5

Lee to Gambhir, no run, forward again, defending gently to Hussey this time

61.6

Lee to Gambhir, no run, appeal for lbw, Lee asks the question after pitching full marginally outside off stump and the ball thuds into Gambhir's pad as the thrusts forward, Billy Bowden shakes his head and hands back the bowler his cap

India 219/3   G Gambhir 109* (195b 16x4 1x6)
62.5

Clarke to Gambhir, no run, flat on off stump and he watchfully pats it back

62.6

Clarke to Gambhir, 1 run, full on middle and leg and nudged to mid-on for one

India 223/3   G Gambhir 110* (197b 16x4 1x6)
63.1

Lee to Gambhir, 1 run, touch too wide and driven past the infield and out to deep point

63.3

Lee to Gambhir, FOUR, too full on the pads and no prizes for guessing where that's gone

63.4

Lee to Gambhir, no run, short of a length on off stump, Gambhir defends it back to Lee

63.5

Lee to Gambhir, no run, watchful once more, on the toes, covering off, and defending

63.6

Lee to Gambhir, 1 run, sees width and reaches for it, square-driving to the sweeper

India 230/3   G Gambhir 116* (202b 17x4 1x6)
64.1

Clarke to Gambhir, no run, flat on off stump and he reaches forward to defend

64.2

Clarke to Gambhir, no run, short and turning away, Gambhir plays a feeble attempt at a cut and very nearly under-edges, as the ball stayed low too for Haddin

64.3

Clarke to Gambhir, 1 run, skips down, collects on the full, and drives to long-on

64.5

Clarke to Gambhir, 1 run, goes back and works it from off stump down to long-on

India 233/3   G Gambhir 118* (206b 17x4 1x6)
65.3

Lee to Gambhir, 1 run, change of pace, full on middle and leg, turned out to the deep

65.6

Lee to Gambhir, 1 run, comes forward and defends a length ball to point

India 238/3   G Gambhir 120* (208b 17x4 1x6)
66.1

Clarke to Gambhir, no run, tossed up on middle and off, turned to forward short leg

66.2

Clarke to Gambhir, 1 run, comes out and drives it down to the man at long-on

India 239/3   G Gambhir 121* (210b 17x4 1x6)
67.1

Lee to Gambhir, no run, banged in, Gambhir shapes to play, then ends up leaving awkwardly

67.2

Lee to Gambhir, no run, drives at a fuller one outside off, nearly a yorker and it squeezes past the bat, basically dribbling through to Haddin off the grass

67.3

Lee to Gambhir, no run, wide, very wide outside off and he will leave those all day

67.4

Lee to Gambhir, no run, short this time but still too wide of the stumps and he leaves

67.5

Lee to Gambhir, no run, he's trying all sorts of stuff, is Lee, and this time its a length ball that beats Gambhir as he drives, a momentary lapse of concentration there

67.6

Lee to Gambhir, 1 run, retains strike with a soft-handed nudge out to backward point

India 244/3   G Gambhir 122* (216b 17x4 1x6)
68.1

Clarke to Gambhir, no run, fires in a low full toss, clipped to Ponting at short midwicket

68.2

Clarke to Gambhir, 1 run, uses his feet, clipping out to White at deep midwicket

68.4

Clarke to Gambhir, no run, slow on middle and leg, watchfully patted back

68.5

Clarke to Gambhir, 1 run, drifts outside leg and he turns it wide of forward short leg

India 247/3   G Gambhir 124* (220b 17x4 1x6)
69.1

Lee to Gambhir, no run, good shout from Lee! Runs in and raps Gambhir's pad with one that pitches outside off and comes back in sharply with the angle, he lets out a vociferous appeal but Bowden remains unmoved, it did pitch very wide and Bowden thinks height was the factor

69.2

Lee to Gambhir, no run, onto the front foot, defending a length ball to point

69.3

Lee to Gambhir, no run, invites the drive with a fuller one but Gambhir isn't interested

69.4

Lee to Gambhir, no run, nearly a yorker and Gambhir drives hard, mid-off fields it

69.5

Lee to Gambhir, 1 run, low full toss outside off and he slaps it backward of point

India 250/3   G Gambhir 125* (225b 17x4 1x6)
70.1

Clarke to Gambhir, 1 run, wrong line and Gambhir tucks it away to deep midwicket

India 251/3   G Gambhir 126* (226b 17x4 1x6)
71.1

Lee to Gambhir, FOUR, gets room and intentionally steers between slips and Hussey at gully

71.2

Lee to Gambhir, no run, full now and he on-drives to Clark, fielding at mid-on

71.3

Lee to Gambhir, no run, swings in late and Gambhir gets a thin inside-edge as he comes forward and defends, Lee oohs and aahs

71.4

Lee to Gambhir, no run, short of a length and steered to Ponting at point

71.5

Lee to Gambhir, no run, overpitched, looking to york him, and Gambhir drives to mid-on

71.6

Lee to Gambhir, no run, comes forward and flowingly drives to Katich at cover

India 257/3   G Gambhir 130* (232b 18x4 1x6)
72.5

Clarke to Gambhir, no run, tossed up, spins into Gambhir, who defends to short leg

72.6

Clarke to Gambhir, no run, flatter, with some drift, Gambhir goes back and turns it to Katich

India 258/3   G Gambhir 130* (234b 18x4 1x6)
73.2

Katich to Gambhir, no run, tossed up, some turn, Gambhir defends, the ball takes the edge and flies wide of Hayden at slip

73.3

Katich to Gambhir, no run, flat on leg stump, he comes forward and defends

73.4

Katich to Gambhir, FOUR, flips it up, Gambhir makes room, skips down, and goes over Lee at mid-off, following which Katich starts telling Gambhir what he feels .. its all happening

73.5

Katich to Gambhir, no run, flat and wide of off stump, and Gambhir leaves it be

73.6

Katich to Gambhir, 1 run, gets across and pushes a short one to point for one

India 264/3   G Gambhir 135* (239b 19x4 1x6)
74.1

Clarke to Gambhir, 1 run, walks out and drives the ball to mid-on, who is deep

74.4

Clarke to Gambhir, 1 run, short on off stump, turned out to deep midwicket for one

India 269/3   G Gambhir 137* (241b 19x4 1x6)
75.2

Katich to Gambhir, 1 run, outside leg stump, worked out to Clark for one more

75.4

Katich to Gambhir, no run, flat on leg stump, worked to the man at midwicket

75.5

Katich to Gambhir, no run, hint of turn, Gambhir defends with his pad well forward

75.6

Katich to Gambhir, no run, tossed up outside off stump, arm ball raps the front pad, bat late to come down, Katich belts out an appeal but Bowden, not for the first time today, remains unconvinced

India 273/3   G Gambhir 138* (245b 19x4 1x6)
77.3

Katich to Gambhir, 1 run, well tossed up and Gambhir steers it to backward point

India 276/3   G Gambhir 139* (246b 19x4 1x6)
78.2

Clarke to Gambhir, no run, full and flat on the stumps, driven back to Clarke

78.3

Clarke to Gambhir, 1 run, comes out and nudges a single into the gap

78.5

Clarke to Gambhir, 1 run, skips down, takes it on the full, and drives to deep mid-on

India 281/3   G Gambhir 141* (249b 19x4 1x6)
79.4

Katich to Gambhir, no run, comes on the front foot and turns it to short midwicket

79.5

Katich to Gambhir, 1 run, tossed up wide and he squeezes it wide of point for one

India 284/3   G Gambhir 142* (251b 19x4 1x6)
80.1

Clark to Gambhir, no run, back of a length, on the dime, Gambhir defends it back

80.2

Clark to Gambhir, no run, very full and wide and he reaches out and drives to cover

80.3

Clark to Gambhir, 1 run, shuffles to outside off stump, walks out two paces, and on-drives towards mid-on, he himself is slow to run down the other and had Katich hit, Gambhir was gone

India 285/3   G Gambhir 143* (254b 19x4 1x6)
81.1

Katich to Gambhir, no run, flat on the stumps, no turn, pushed back to Katich

81.2

Katich to Gambhir, no run, gets forward and dead-bats it back to his best friend, Katich

81.3

Katich to Gambhir, no run, flighted wide of the stumps, some turn, left alone

81.4

Katich to Gambhir, no run, short and turning away, he reaches out and steers to point

81.5

Katich to Gambhir, no run, plays out in front of his front pad and inside-edges to short midwicket

81.6

Katich to Gambhir, no run, pitches and turns away from Gambhir, who pushes to point

India 285/3   G Gambhir 143* (260b 19x4 1x6)
82.4

Clark to Gambhir, no run, pitches full and wide, proposing the drive, Gambhir declines

82.5

Clark to Gambhir, no run, there's that stroll down the track, getting well outside off stump, he's not to the pitch still and checks the attempted drive back to Clark

82.6

Clark to Gambhir, no run, once more, covers off and gets right across before leaving

India 286/3   G Gambhir 143* (263b 19x4 1x6)
83.3

Katich to Gambhir, 1 run, tossed up on the pads and Gambhir turns it past short leg for one more

83.5

Katich to Gambhir, no run, flatter delivery, Gambhir gets a big stride in and defends

83.6

Katich to Gambhir, no run, flights it up, some drift on view, Gambhir defends again

India 289/3   G Gambhir 144* (266b 19x4 1x6)
85.1

Lee to Gambhir, no run, short of a length outside off stump, defended to point

85.2

Lee to Gambhir, no run, back of a length, angling away, and he leaves it be this time

85.3

Lee to Gambhir, no run, lovely ball, pitching full and seaming away from Gambhir, who goes fishing with the loosest of loose drives and he's lucky not to have edged that

85.4

Lee to Gambhir, no run, full and wide, wasted delivery with the new ball

85.5

Lee to Gambhir, 1 run, thick inside edge as Gambhir shapes to work it off the front pad, had he not got the thinnest piece of wood on that ball he was a sitting duck

India 290/3   G Gambhir 145* (271b 19x4 1x6)
86.1

Clark to Gambhir, no run, good length outside off, going on, watchfully left alone

86.2

Clark to Gambhir, no run, on middle and leg, he shuffles and turns it to midwicket

86.3

Clark to Gambhir, no run, dangerously gets across and works it to midwicket again

86.4

Clark to Gambhir, no run, good zip on that one, back of a length, Gambhir leaves

86.5

Clark to Gambhir, no run, onto the front foot this time, watchfully defending to the off

86.6

Clark to Gambhir, no run, fuller angle, still wide, 127ks, Gambhir leaves it be

India 290/3   G Gambhir 145* (277b 19x4 1x6)
87.4

Lee to Gambhir, no run, banged in short but its wide enough for Gambhir to leave

87.5

Lee to Gambhir, no run, fuller, from closer to the stumps, Gambhir shoulders arms

87.6

Lee to Gambhir, FOUR, full on off stump and Gambhir drills it past Johnson at mid-off

India 295/3   G Gambhir 149* (280b 20x4 1x6)
88.2

Clark to Gambhir, no run, short ball down leg stump, Gambhir shuffles and leaves

88.3

Clark to Gambhir, no run, fuller in length, off stump, he comes forward and defends

88.4

Clark to Gambhir, no run, short ball, he dabs it to a diving Hussey at gully

88.5

Clark to Gambhir, no run, bowled from wide of the stumps, he comes in and leaves it be

88.6

Clark to Gambhir, no run, even wider and he shoulders arms, and that is stumps

India 296/3   G Gambhir 149* (285b 20x4 1x6)
90.1

Clark to Gambhir, no run, and this one shapes away from him off a teasing ledge, hitting the seam and moving away from Gambhir, who covers his stumps and leaves

90.2

Clark to Gambhir, no run, pitches on leg and goes away and Gambhir defends

90.3

Clark to Gambhir, no run, on leg stump again and turned straight to midwicket

90.4

Clark to Gambhir, 1 run, there's his 150, well played, tucked off the pads for a single

India 297/3   G Gambhir 150* (289b 20x4 1x6)
91.1

Lee to Gambhir, no run, outside off stump, pretty full, and Gambhir leaves it be

91.2

Lee to Gambhir, 1 run, fuller in length and he on-drives a single to Johnson at mid-on

91.5

Lee to Gambhir, no run, fullish outside off stump and Gambhir leaves it be

91.6

Lee to Gambhir, no run, full on off stump and defended back to Lee

India 299/3   G Gambhir 151* (293b 20x4 1x6)
93.1

Lee to Gambhir, no run, short and going well down leg stump, Gambhir tries to connect but cannot and Haddin has to move down the legs to collect the ball

93.2

Lee to Gambhir, FOUR, gets room and squirts that wide of gully, there's no third man

93.3

Lee to Gambhir, no run, short, 144ks, slides down the the pads, Haddin takes very well

93.4

Lee to Gambhir, no run, short on the stumps, Gambhir hops up and defends to leg

93.5

Lee to Gambhir, no run, back of a length outside off stump and Gambhir leaves it be

93.6

Lee to Gambhir, no run, good shape back in after pitching but its just too wide and left be

India 309/3   G Gambhir 155* (299b 21x4 1x6)
95.1

Lee to Gambhir, no run, full length and Gambhir drives confidently to extra cover

95.2

Lee to Gambhir, 1 run, overpitched again and square-driven out to the sweeper for one

95.6

Lee to Gambhir, 1 run, short into Gambhir's rib cage, he does well to tuck it for a single

India 320/3   G Gambhir 157* (302b 21x4 1x6)
96.1

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, and he starts off full and wide, and so Gambhir leaves it be

96.2

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, gets room and cuts but Hussey at backward point saves runs

96.3

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, comes forward and defends it down to gully again

96.4

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, full and wide, no swing, Gambhir leaves it be once more

96.5

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, short of a length on about off stump and pushed to point

96.6

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, comes forward and drives sweetly to mid-off

India 320/3   G Gambhir 157* (308b 21x4 1x6)
98.3

Johnson to Gambhir, 1 run, short, wide, frees the arms and guides it to deep point

98.6

Johnson to Gambhir, 1 leg bye, pitches outside leg stump, tucked to midwicket

India 337/3   G Gambhir 158* (310b 21x4 1x6)
99.1

Lee to Gambhir, 1 run, full and wide, Gambhir chases it wide of a diving gully to third man

India 338/3   G Gambhir 159* (311b 21x4 1x6)
100.1

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, gets across and steers this one to backward point

100.2

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, beaten on the nothing drive outside off stump, Gambhir's feet don't move much and he tries a flourishing punch, the ball sits up off the seam and bounces

100.3

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, slower ball, 124ks, stays low for Haddin behind the stumps

100.4

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, overpitches outside off, Gambhir drives to Clarke at cover

100.5

Johnson to Gambhir, 2 runs, full on leg stump and clipped out to the sweeper for two

100.6

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, short ball outside off stump, 142ks, Gambhir gets up and drops the hands, sways back to allow that one pass on through to Haddin

India 341/3   G Gambhir 161* (317b 21x4 1x6)
101.2

Lee to Gambhir, no run, full and angling away and he leaves it alone

101.3

Lee to Gambhir, no run, and again, angling away from Gambhir, who leaves once more

101.4

Lee to Gambhir, no run, still he continues to push the ball across Gambhir in hopes that he'll nibble one, but Gambhir has been extremely careful about anything outside off all Test

101.5

Lee to Gambhir, no run, short of a length well outside off and ... drum roll ... left alone

101.6

Lee to Gambhir, no run, takes a step down, Lee still bowls it wide and he leaves

India 342/3   G Gambhir 161* (322b 21x4 1x6)
102.5

Johnson to Gambhir, FOUR, short, wide, la dee daa, slapped away past gully

102.6

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, back of a length outside off stump and left alone

India 354/3   G Gambhir 165* (324b 22x4 1x6)
104.1

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, strides into a length ball and drives to cover, where Clarke dives to his right and saves a few runs, good effort there

104.2

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, wide again, Gambhir taps to Ponting, diving at gully

104.3

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, fuller on off stump, Gambhir drives immaculately straight and Johnson gets his left hand out and stops it

104.4

Johnson to Gambhir, 1 run, full and wide, he kneels down and drives out to deep point

104.6

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, too straight, clipped to Katich at midwicket

India 356/3   G Gambhir 166* (329b 22x4 1x6)
105.2

White to Gambhir, no run, on the stumps, works it across the pads to midwicket

105.3

White to Gambhir, FOUR, comes down the track, uses his feet and clips it over midwicket

105.4

White to Gambhir, 1 run, short outside off stump, cut out to deep point for one

105.6

White to Gambhir, 1 run, full on leg stump, picks up another single to midwicket

India 364/3   G Gambhir 172* (333b 23x4 1x6)
106.1

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, gets across and defends to the off side

106.2

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, short on off stump, he gets tall and plays it down

106.3

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, sees Gambhir walking down and lets fly a ripper outside off, Gambhir has to rear his head back out of the way and ensure the hands are nowhere near that short delivery

106.4

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, full on the stumps, turned sharply to one of the midwickets

106.5

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, comes forward and drives handsomely to cover

106.6

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, outside off stump and he leaves it be

India 364/3   G Gambhir 172* (339b 23x4 1x6)
107.5

White to Gambhir, 1 run, short, Gambhir eases onto the back foot and steers it away

India 366/3   G Gambhir 173* (340b 23x4 1x6)
108.1

Johnson to Gambhir, 2 runs, still he continues to give Gambhir room and he dabs it third man

108.2

Johnson to Gambhir, 1 run, short on the stumps, comes onto Gambhir at good pace and height but he shuffles and allows it come, then turns it late off the ribs, gently

India 371/3   G Gambhir 176* (342b 23x4 1x6)
109.1

White to Gambhir, FOUR, a chance! White tosses it up, luring Gambhir into a loose shot, away from his body and playing for turn, the ball takes the outside edge and flies to Hayden at a catchable height but he cannot even get a hand to it at slip

109.2

White to Gambhir, 1 run, on middle and leg and worked wide of square leg for one

109.4

White to Gambhir, no run, full and straight, Gambhir onto the front foot, defending

109.5

White to Gambhir, no run, on middle and leg, turned to Katich under the helmet

109.6

White to Gambhir, no run, lands on off, Gambhir opens the face and defends to point

India 377/3   G Gambhir 181* (347b 24x4 1x6)
111.1

White to Gambhir, no run, tossed up on middle and off, Gambhir drives back to White

111.2

White to Gambhir, 1 run, short on leg stump, he shuffles and picks a single very fine

India 378/3   G Gambhir 182* (349b 24x4 1x6)
112.1

Clark to Gambhir, 2 runs, on middle and leg, turned wide of midwicket, shuffling across

112.2

Clark to Gambhir, no run, walks to well outside off stump and leaves a wide delivery

112.3

Clark to Gambhir, 1 wide, gets across again and Clark bowls it pretty wide of the stumps

112.3

Clark to Gambhir, no run, gets back and punches a short-of-a-length ball to cover

112.4

Clark to Gambhir, no run, full and wide, tempting the drive, Haddin collects

112.5

Clark to Gambhir, no run, definitely a plan here, pitched up full and wide, Gambhir leaves

112.6

Clark to Gambhir, 2 runs, more runs to Gambhir, reaching out and twirling it through gully

India 383/3   G Gambhir 186* (355b 24x4 1x6)
113.6

White to Gambhir, 1 run, too short and cut away towards third man to end the over

India 389/3   G Gambhir 187* (356b 24x4 1x6)
114.1

Clark to Gambhir, no run, full outside off, Gambhir leaves, Haddin collects

114.2

Clark to Gambhir, no run, beaten by one that angles away, thats still the same nagging length and moments away from lunch Gambhir opens the face and misses out

114.3

Clark to Gambhir, no run, well bowled, second ball in a row Clark beats Gambhir with the seam, he pushes at his limply, Haddin collects, appeals, whips off the bails, asking everything

114.4

Clark to Gambhir, FOUR, thats what he wanted to do, and he succeeds now, even though his feet don't move much he cashes in on the extra width and steers it wide of gully

114.5

Clark to Gambhir, no run, pitches on leg, turned to Katich at midwicket No. 1 (there are two)

114.6

Clark to Gambhir, no run, gets forward and pushes the ball to extra cover

India 393/3   G Gambhir 191* (362b 25x4 1x6)
116.1

Clark to Gambhir, no run, lands on a length and Gambhir pokes it to the off side

116.2

Clark to Gambhir, 1 run, on the pads, flicked in the air through midwicket, up goes the 400

India 400/3   G Gambhir 192* (364b 25x4 1x6)
117.5

Lee to Gambhir, 1 run, good length and Gambhir drives effortlessly into the covers

India 405/3   G Gambhir 193* (365b 25x4 1x6)
118.1

Clark to Gambhir, 1 run, back of a length just outside off and Gambhir runs it past gully

India 410/3   G Gambhir 194* (366b 25x4 1x6)
119.1

Lee to Gambhir, no run, short of a length outside off, Gambhir taps it to point

119.2

Lee to Gambhir, 1 run, gets tall and guides a short and wide one to third man

119.4

Lee to Gambhir, 1 run, bowls it on a length and Gambhir drives to the left of point

119.6

Lee to Gambhir, 1 run, uses his feet and clips it from off stump towards midwicket

India 415/3   G Gambhir 197* (370b 25x4 1x6)
120.1

Ponting to Gambhir, no run, on a length and Gambhir patiently defends

120.2

Ponting to Gambhir, no run, a tad fuller and he drives to a diving Johnson at midwicket

120.3

Ponting to Gambhir, 1 run, a tad full and wide and he square-drives a single

120.5

Ponting to Gambhir, 1 run, drops it short and Gambhir pull hard out to the sweeper

India 418/3   G Gambhir 199* (374b 25x4 1x6)
121.1

Lee to Gambhir, 1 run, make that 200, a first for Gambhir, courtesy a tuck off the ribs as Lee bowls short onto the body, he picks the gap behind square leg, off comes the helmet, up go the arms, down comes Laxman to embrace him and its been a treat to watch

India 419/3   G Gambhir 200* (375b 25x4 1x6)
122.1

Ponting to Gambhir, 1 run, on the stumps and he plays it away to the fielder for one

122.3

Ponting to Gambhir, FOUR, bang, thats four! Gambhir spots the short ball and hammers it off the back foot over midwicket and the sweeper has no chance of cutting it off

122.4

Ponting to Gambhir, no run, full now and he drives to one of two catching covers

122.5

Ponting to Gambhir, 1 run, going away with the angle, Gambhir eases it to cover sweeper

India 433/3   G Gambhir 206* (379b 26x4 1x6)
123.6

Watson to Gambhir, OUT, hello, whats this, a wicket? Watson gets Gambhir playing a tired shot, a nothing poke at an innocuous delivery, trying to steer it away towards third man but succeeding in only inside-edging back onto the top of his stumps, Laxman walks down to shake his hand, as do a couple Australians, because what an innings its been, 206 to Gambhir, good stuff to watch

G Gambhir b Watson 206 (550m 380b 26x4 1x6) SR: 54.21

India 435/4   G Gambhir 206 (380b 26x4 1x6)
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