Australia tour of India, 2008/09 / Commentary

Border-Gavaskar Trophy - 3rd Test

India v Australia

Match drawn

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150  | Overs 151-200

85.5

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, spins into him and he shuffles, defending to short leg

85.6

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, tossed up, Clarke drives it to cover-point, straight to the fielder

Australia 284/3   MJ Clarke 0* (2b)

87.1

Sehwag to Clarke, 3 runs, unfurls a slog sweep to get off the mark, hitting with the turn over midwicket, not the best timed of shots but with no one in the deep Clarke gets three, Gambhir runs after it and slides on the ropes to save a run

Australia 287/3   MJ Clarke 3* (3b)

88.1

Mishra to Clarke, no run, flighted up, starts to dip and Clarke has to hold back on the flick

88.2

Mishra to Clarke, no run, flights it up on middle and off and Clarke gets right over it

88.3

Mishra to Clarke, no run, good line and length, tossing it up too, Clarke presses forward

88.4

Mishra to Clarke, no run, indecision nearly does it for Clarke, stuck on the crease, pushing at one tossed in quicker and it turns past the outside edge, very well bowled

88.5

Mishra to Clarke, no run, opts to thrust his pad out at this one, which doesn't turn as much as expected and just hits the front pad, safely outside the line and so Aleem Dar shakes his head when asked the appeal

88.6

Mishra to Clarke, 2 runs, skips out, collects on the full, and clips out to Zaheer in the deep

Australia 289/3   MJ Clarke 5* (9b)

89.3

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, tossed up wide, spins in, Clarke gets across and defends to point

89.4

Sehwag to Clarke, 1 run, drops in a long hop and he pulls out to Gambhir in the deep

Australia 291/3   MJ Clarke 6* (11b)

90.1

Mishra to Clarke, no run, flights it up, Clarke comes well forward and defends

90.2

Mishra to Clarke, no run, cannot put away a short ball, cutting into the ground in front of cover

90.3

Mishra to Clarke, 3 runs, too wide and square-driven out to the deep, Gambhir gives chase

Australia 294/3   MJ Clarke 9* (14b)

91.1

Sehwag to Clarke, 1 run, flat on the stumps, hint of turn, he gets back and defends wide of slip

Australia 295/3   MJ Clarke 10* (15b)

92.4

Mishra to Clarke, no run, good line, googly on middle and leg, spins down, Gambhir at short leg dives forward

92.5

Mishra to Clarke, no run, ripper! Flight, loop, dip, turn, all on view as the ball pitches on leg and turns past Clarke's forward prod, Dhoni collects and whips off the bails

92.6

Mishra to Clarke, no run, tossed up the leg break, which Clarke defends solidly

Australia 297/3   MJ Clarke 10* (18b)

94.1

Mishra to Clarke, no run, tossed up on the stumps, Clarke comes well in and blocks

94.2

Mishra to Clarke, no run, gets a long way down and smothers the turn from Mishra

94.3

Mishra to Clarke, no run, spins away sharply, he reaches out and slaps it to Sehwag at cover

94.4

Mishra to Clarke, no run, good flight, dipping onto Clarke, who defends solidly

94.5

Mishra to Clarke, no run, quicker one, wide of the stumps, Clarke pads it away to slip

94.6

Mishra to Clarke, no run, too short but Clarke fails to beat Sehwag at cover once again

Australia 303/3   MJ Clarke 10* (24b)

97.1

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, tossed up on the stumps, he comes forward and defends

97.2

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, another long stride forward and he defends to the off side

97.3

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, presses Clarke on the back foot and he defends

97.4

Sehwag to Clarke, 3 byes, argh, a ripper which hits a crack and spits up to beat Clarke, on the back foot shaping to cut, and a surprised Dhoni, what turn and bounce, Clarke did extremely well to drop his hands

Australia 313/3   MJ Clarke 10* (28b)

98.1

Sharma to Clarke, 1 run, fullish length, middle and off, worked to midwicket and he calls early

98.4

Sharma to Clarke, 1 wide, a real loosener, short and a mile outside off stump, wide called

98.4

Sharma to Clarke, no run, short of a length, 134ks, pitches and goes past Clarke, leaving

98.5

Sharma to Clarke, no run, short of a length again, tad too wide, and Clarke watches it pass

98.6

Sharma to Clarke, 2 runs, fuller length, sliding into Clarke, who shuffles and works the ball towards midwicket, where Zaheer runs in and misfields to allow him two runs, sloppy

Australia 318/3   MJ Clarke 13* (32b)

99.2

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, tosses it up generously, Clarke gets a real stride in and defends

99.3

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, tad fuller, on off stump, again patiently kept out by Clarke

99.4

Sehwag to Clarke, FOUR, turns down the stumps and Clarke tickles it down to fine leg

99.5

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, short and wide, no turn, but the low bounce beats Clarke's cut

99.6

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, gets way outside off stump and pads a wide one away

Australia 325/3   MJ Clarke 17* (37b 1x4)

102.1

Mishra to Clarke, 1 run, opens the face of the bat and runs it down to short third man

Australia 327/4   MJ Clarke 18* (38b 1x4)

103.1

Sehwag to Clarke, 3 runs, sees a wider one and gets across, opening the face of the bat and running it down to third man, Dravid from slip runs after it and brings it back in

Australia 330/4   MJ Clarke 21* (39b 1x4)

104.1

Mishra to Clarke, no run, beats him with a classical leg break, tossed up on a teasing length and spinning past the bat as Clarke comes onto the front foot and defends

104.2

Mishra to Clarke, no run, again he tosses it up on a length and Clarke defends

104.3

Mishra to Clarke, no run, uses his feet and defends a googly to short leg

104.4

Mishra to Clarke, no run, comes well forward and defends a non turner to the off side

104.5

Mishra to Clarke, no run, shorter and wider, stays low and Clarke leaves it for Dhoni

104.6

Mishra to Clarke, no run, oh what a ball to end the day! Mishra gets this one to spin back in off a short length, the wrong 'un, Clarke gets across his stumps and survives with the thinnest of inside edges back onto his pads, else he was a goner

Australia 338/4   MJ Clarke 21* (45b 1x4)

105.6

Khan to Clarke, no run, gets well forward and defends his first ball confidently

Australia 348/4   MJ Clarke 21* (46b 1x4)

107.1

Khan to Clarke, no run, back of a length and he steers this one to backward point

107.2

Khan to Clarke, no run, pitches full and zips away, 138ks, Clarke shoulders arms

107.3

Khan to Clarke, no run, class delivery, hitting that corridor and lifting away from Clarke, at pace, he gets half forward and starts to play and then stops on the shot, the ball just skims past

107.4

Khan to Clarke, no run, 137ks, pitching on an angling length and this time Clarke leaves

107.5

Khan to Clarke, no run, a touch fuller on off stump and he drives it back to Zaheer, who collects and throws it back to Dhoni, following which Bowden warns him about walking on the pitch

107.6

Khan to Clarke, no run, brings Clarke forward, defending solidly to cover

Australia 348/4   MJ Clarke 21* (52b 1x4)

108.3

Mishra to Clarke, no run, good flight, pitches on leg and Clarke smothers the spin

108.4

Mishra to Clarke, FOUR, dropped! Ishant puts down Clarke at mid-off, as he skips down and drills the ball hard, Ishant jumps up and clutches for it in front of his face, only to make a complete meal of a simple chance and it parries down the ground for four to boot

108.5

Mishra to Clarke, 3 runs, dances out and clips a fuller one to midwicket for one

Australia 357/4   MJ Clarke 28* (55b 2x4)

109.1

Khan to Clarke, no run, lands on a good length and he defends it down to point

109.2

Khan to Clarke, no run, shoulders arms to one angling away, good length from Zaheer

109.3

Khan to Clarke, 1 run, pitches on a length and he drives it to midwicket

109.5

Khan to Clarke, no run, back of a length outside off stump, Clarke stays back and drives, too much bottom had in use and he just drags the ball into the off side

109.6

Khan to Clarke, no run, swings into leg stump and Clarke turns it straight to midwicket

Australia 359/4   MJ Clarke 29* (60b 2x4)

111.1

Khan to Clarke, no run, back of a length, angling away, and he leaves it alone

111.2

Khan to Clarke, no run, pitches outside leg stump and hits the pad, no one appeals

111.3

Khan to Clarke, no run, pitches fuller and he gets to the pitch, driving to the man at cover, Mishra swoops in and fields to cut off thoughts of the single

111.4

Khan to Clarke, 1 leg bye, pitches short and slides down leg stump, tucked off the hips for one

Australia 360/4   MJ Clarke 29* (64b 2x4)

112.1

Mishra to Clarke, 1 run, too full and Clarke drives off the front foot to Ishant, deep at mid-off

Australia 365/4   MJ Clarke 30* (65b 2x4)

113.1

Sharma to Clarke, no run, starts off on a length, comes back in, Clarke leaves it alone

113.2

Sharma to Clarke, no run, fuller, closer to the stumps, Clarke gets forward and drives to cover

113.3

Sharma to Clarke, no run, pitches on a drivable length, 131ks, Clarke leaves it alone again

113.4

Sharma to Clarke, 3 runs, too straight and easily tucked off the pads to Zaheer at deep square leg, who collects and returns a good throw to Dhoni on the stumps, Watson is safe

Australia 372/4   MJ Clarke 33* (69b 2x4)

114.1

Mishra to Clarke, no run, tossed up on a length and he defends it back

114.2

Mishra to Clarke, SIX, too short, sits up and he rockets back to thump it over midwicket for half a dozen, thats a top shot and Clarke is moving along very nicely this morning

114.3

Mishra to Clarke, no run, tossed up on leg stump and he gets forward to defend

114.4

Mishra to Clarke, no run, tossed up on around off stump, Clarke gets well forward and blocks

114.5

Mishra to Clarke, no run, gets a long way forward and defends this one to silly point

114.6

Mishra to Clarke, no run, a wider delivery, doesn't turn much and Clarke leaves it alone

Australia 382/4   MJ Clarke 39* (75b 2x4 1x6)

115.5

Sharma to Clarke, no run, pitches wide of the stumps, stays low, Clarke shoulders arms

115.6

Sharma to Clarke, no run, fuller ball going down leg stump, he mistimes the drives to mid-on

Australia 391/4   MJ Clarke 39* (77b 2x4 1x6)

117.1

Sharma to Clarke, no run, pitches wide on a drivable length and he leaves it be for Dhoni

117.2

Sharma to Clarke, no run, again lands it that channel outside off and Clarke leaves it alone

117.3

Sharma to Clarke, no run, back of a length, angling into middle and off, defended to point

117.4

Sharma to Clarke, no run, pitches full outside off and goes away, Clarke watches it pass

117.5

Sharma to Clarke, no run, pitches fuller on off stump and he drives it back towards Ishant

117.6

Sharma to Clarke, FOUR, no third man and Clarke gets a boundary, pushing softly at a shorter one and edging it down through the yawning gap at gully, he moves to 44

Australia 395/4   MJ Clarke 43* (83b 3x4 1x6)

119.1

Kumble to Clarke, no run, tossed up on middle and leg and defended to forward short leg

119.2

Kumble to Clarke, 2 runs, short, cut out to deep point, where Zaheer runs across and boots it away

119.3

Kumble to Clarke, no run, tossed up on the stumps, defended just wide of short leg

119.4

Kumble to Clarke, no run, turn there, pitching on middle and leg and taking the shoulder of the bat

119.5

Kumble to Clarke, 1 run, tossed up, it drifts into leg stump and he defends with an inside edge to the right of Gambhir under the helmet at forward short leg

Australia 398/4   MJ Clarke 46* (88b 3x4 1x6)

120.1

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, tossed up, Clarke comes well forward and pats it back to Sehwag

120.2

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, pitches flat and stays low, turning down leg, Clarke hurries to defend

120.3

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, flatter on leg stump and defended to short leg

120.4

Sehwag to Clarke, 1 leg bye, gives it some air, Clarke sweeps from outside off stump, bit of pad involved as it slides down and Aleem Dar signals leg-byes

Australia 399/4   MJ Clarke 46* (92b 3x4 1x6)

121.1

Kumble to Clarke, no run, tossed up on middle and leg and he comes forward to defend

121.2

Kumble to Clarke, no run, floats this one into leg stump, on-driven to the fielder at midwicket

121.3

Kumble to Clarke, no run, tossed up on leg stump, Clarke defends very solidly

121.4

Kumble to Clarke, no run, tossed up on middle and off, good dip, Clarke defends to the off

121.5

Kumble to Clarke, no run, quicker ball, the googly, skids on and Clarke defends to short leg

121.6

Kumble to Clarke, no run, flighted up outside off stump, Clarke pads it to Dravid at second slip

Australia 399/4   MJ Clarke 46* (98b 3x4 1x6)

123.1

Kumble to Clarke, no run, tossed up on middle and leg, he gets well forward and defends

123.2

Kumble to Clarke, no run, a touch fuller, more air, Clarke shuffles and defends to the on side

123.3

Kumble to Clarke, no run, pitches on the stumps, no turn, Clarke gets well forward and blocks

123.4

Kumble to Clarke, FOUR, smooth shot to raise the 400, and Clarke's fifty! A twinkle-toed Clarke comes down the track, collects on the full, and drives it superbly over mid-on, a lovely little innings this

123.5

Kumble to Clarke, no run, flatter on middle and leg, he comes forward to defend

123.6

Kumble to Clarke, 2 runs, uses his feet to turn this one wide of midwicket, runs hard and just manages to beat the throw from the fielder in the deep

Australia 405/5   MJ Clarke 52* (104b 4x4 1x6)

124.4

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, pitches on middle and turns down, he gets back and defends

124.5

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, tossed up on middle and off, he gets forward and defends

124.6

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, gets a good stride in and defends it back to Sehwag

Australia 412/5   MJ Clarke 52* (107b 4x4 1x6)

126.1

Sehwag to Clarke, 1 run, tossed up and he sweeps from outside off stump to deep midwicket

126.4

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, tossed up on middle and off, he comes well forward and blocks

126.5

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, tossed up teasingly, he gets in and plays it back

126.6

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, moves around the stumps, tosses it up on the stumps, Clarke gets down and tries to sweep, misses completely and they all appeal, Dar thinks long and hard and says nope, Clarke was a long way forward and the ball would have probably gone on past off stump

Australia 414/5   MJ Clarke 53* (111b 4x4 1x6)

127.2

Kumble to Clarke, no run, tossed up on a length and he gets forward to defend

127.3

Kumble to Clarke, no run, tossed up on a length and he defends it again

127.4

Kumble to Clarke, no run, beaten by a gem, pitches on off stump, straightens and bounces, goes past the outside edge of Clarke's bat as he pushes forward, very well bowled

127.5

Kumble to Clarke, no run, gets a long stride forward and defends compactly

127.6

Kumble to Clarke, no run, tossed up on middle and off and Clarke defends back down the track

Australia 415/5   MJ Clarke 53* (116b 4x4 1x6)

129.1

Kumble to Clarke, no run, pitches on leg stump and turns in, Clarke defends off the front foot

129.2

Kumble to Clarke, 1 run, slower through the air, floated up, Clarke pushes it to point

129.6

Kumble to Clarke, no run, tossed up well outside off stump, no turn and Clarke leaves it be

Australia 423/5   MJ Clarke 54* (119b 4x4 1x6)

130.6

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, tossed up, Clarke gets his back leg across and defends it back

Australia 424/5   MJ Clarke 54* (120b 4x4 1x6)

131.2

Kumble to Clarke, 1 run, lovely length, slow through the air, pitches on middle and off and straightens, defended with soft hands and he calls for the sharp single, very well run

Australia 426/5   MJ Clarke 55* (121b 4x4 1x6)

132.1

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, tossed up, spins in sharply and he defends to short leg

132.2

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, gives it some air, Clarke strides well forward and defends

132.3

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, tries to sweep from outside off stump, ball stays low and beats bat

132.4

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, tossed up on a length, he gets forward and defends

132.5

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, tossed up and blocked

132.6

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, just short of Gambhir at short leg! Clarke comes forward, bat and pad together, lunges at one on middle and leg but the inside edge doesn't carry to a diving fielder, bounced agonizingly in front of him

Australia 426/6   MJ Clarke 55* (127b 4x4 1x6)

134.1

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, sweeps from outside off stump, ball brushes his pad, cant be out

134.2

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, drifts onto leg stump and he works it towards leg slip

134.3

Sehwag to Clarke, 1 run, turn there, spinning into Clarke, who turns it past leg slip

Australia 427/6   MJ Clarke 56* (130b 4x4 1x6)

135.1

Kumble to Clarke, no run, tossed up on middle and leg and Clarke defends it to the on side

135.2

Kumble to Clarke, no run, ooh, googly, turning and bouncing as Clarke tries to smother the spin

135.3

Kumble to Clarke, 1 run, flatter one, sliding into Clarke, who tucks it fine for a single

Australia 428/6   MJ Clarke 57* (133b 4x4 1x6)

136.1

Khan to Clarke, no run, starts off on a length, Clarke comes forward and pushes it with a straight bat to extra cover, mid-off runs in and there's some confusion, in the end they stay put

136.2

Khan to Clarke, 1 run, calls for the single and gets it, pushing to mid-off, struck hard and Ishant is a tad slow to react

Australia 437/6   MJ Clarke 58* (135b 4x4 1x6)

137.1

Sehwag to Clarke, 1 run, tossed up, Clarke gets across and dabs the ball into the covers

137.4

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, tossed up on a length, spins back in, Clarke gets in line and defends

137.5

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, tossed up a touch too short, Clarke gets across to off stump and defends

137.6

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, 86ks, good overspin on that one, tossed up and Clarke defends

Australia 443/6   MJ Clarke 59* (139b 4x4 1x6)

138.2

Khan to Clarke, no run, gets across and thrusts the bat forward, defending it back to Zaheer

138.3

Khan to Clarke, no run, lands on a length and comes back in, Clarke well forward to defend to cover

138.4

Khan to Clarke, no run, pitches on middle and leg and nips back in, Clarke drives it to midwicket

138.5

Khan to Clarke, no run, 134ks, shaping away off a good length and Clarke shoulders arms

138.6

Khan to Clarke, 1 run, pitches on a drivable length and shapes away, Clarke gets to the pitch and steers it off the front foot to the right of the fielder at point and calls for the single

Australia 445/6   MJ Clarke 60* (144b 4x4 1x6)

139.1

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, tossed up from around the stumps, Clarke defends it to the off side

139.2

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, tossed up on off stump, he gets a ways forward and defends

139.3

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, tossed up full and flat, Clarke gets over it and defends patiently

139.4

Sehwag to Clarke, 1 run, tossed up a touch short, Clarke gets across and pushes to the off side

Australia 446/6   MJ Clarke 61* (148b 4x4 1x6)

140.1

Khan to Clarke, no run, pitches full and comes back in, Clarke defends with an inside edge

140.2

Khan to Clarke, no run, pitches from wide and shapes back in, Clarke covers off and leaves

140.3

Khan to Clarke, no run, comes back in with the angle, Clarke drives it back to Zaheer, who fields

140.4

Khan to Clarke, 2 runs, pitches on a drivable length outside off stump and straightens, Clarke comes onto the front foot and steers it into the gap backward of point

140.5

Khan to Clarke, no run, slips in a wayward bouncer that slides safely down leg stump to Dhoni

140.6

Khan to Clarke, FOUR, short on the body, slides down with the natural angle and Clarke shuffles across his stumps, getting onto the toes and nibbling it off the ribs, beating fine leg

Australia 454/6   MJ Clarke 67* (154b 5x4 1x6)

141.3

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, thats a better length, forcing Clarke to go back and defend

141.4

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, reaches out and pushes this one to the man at cover

141.5

Sehwag to Clarke, 1 run, sees it sliding in and paddles with the turn down to Zaheer at fine leg

Australia 460/6   MJ Clarke 68* (157b 5x4 1x6)

142.1

Kumble to Clarke, 1 run, flighted up on the stumps, gently, and Clarke defends with bat and pad

Australia 461/6   MJ Clarke 69* (158b 5x4 1x6)

143.1

Mishra to Clarke, no run, tossed up on leg stump, Clarke gets forward and defends to short leg

143.2

Mishra to Clarke, FOUR, tossed up invitingly, on a good length, with plenty of side spin, but Clarke sashays down the track and clubs the ball over mid-on's head for four

143.3

Mishra to Clarke, no run, quicker delivery, middle and leg, he smothers the spin well

143.4

Mishra to Clarke, no run, there's the legbreak on middle and leg and again he smothers the turn

143.5

Mishra to Clarke, 1 run, straighter, fuller delivery and he collects from leg stump and flicks for one

Australia 470/6   MJ Clarke 74* (163b 6x4 1x6)

144.1

Kumble to Clarke, 2 runs, googly spins back in off a length and he wrists it away off the hips

144.2

Kumble to Clarke, 1 run, tossed up, gets forward and nudges this one away for a single

Australia 473/6   MJ Clarke 77* (165b 6x4 1x6)

145.2

Mishra to Clarke, 1 run, a touch too short and Clarke gets back to punch it back past Mishra's left

Australia 478/6   MJ Clarke 78* (166b 6x4 1x6)

146.2

Kumble to Clarke, no run, pitches outside leg stump, slides on, he gets back and defends

146.3

Kumble to Clarke, no run, tossed up, spins down and he goes back and across

146.4

Kumble to Clarke, no run, very full outside leg stump and Clarke pads it away over short leg

146.5

Kumble to Clarke, no run, tossed up full, he now comes right over it and smothers the turn

146.6

Kumble to Clarke, no run, once again well outside leg stump and he pads it away to the on side

Australia 480/6   MJ Clarke 78* (171b 6x4 1x6)

148.1

Kumble to Clarke, no run, lands on a length and he defends it back to Kumble

148.2

Kumble to Clarke, no run, tossed up, defended

148.3

Kumble to Clarke, no run, flatter ball, outside leg, goes back and defends

148.4

Kumble to Clarke, no run, tossed up, defended with a long stride forward

148.5

Kumble to Clarke, no run, tossed up, its the googly, inside edged on the front pad

148.6

Kumble to Clarke, 1 run, gets room and frees the arms, driving out to the sweeper

Australia 481/6   MJ Clarke 79* (177b 6x4 1x6)

149.1

Mishra to Clarke, no run, tossed up well outside leg, Clarke pads it away, bobs up to Dravid at slip

149.2

Mishra to Clarke, no run, and again, tossed up outside the stumps and Clarke offers no shot

149.3

Mishra to Clarke, no run, tossed up on leg stump and this time he defends to short leg

149.4

Mishra to Clarke, no run, shorter, spins in and he turns it just to the right of short leg

149.5

Mishra to Clarke, no run, ho hum, well outside leg stump and he pads it away

149.6

Mishra to Clarke, no run, zzzzzzzzzz, tossed up well outside leg and ... drum roll .. padded away

Australia 481/6   MJ Clarke 79* (183b 6x4 1x6)

151.1

Mishra to Clarke, 2 runs, tossed up outside leg stump, turned around the corner for a couple

151.2

Mishra to Clarke, 2 runs, fuller, he uses his feet and on-drives the ball towards deep midwicket

151.3

Mishra to Clarke, no run, gets a long stride forward and doesn't offer a shot to one outside leg

151.4

Mishra to Clarke, 1 run, uses his feet and clips another full delivery off the pads

Australia 486/6   MJ Clarke 84* (187b 6x4 1x6)

152.1

Kumble to Clarke, no run, floats up the googly on middle and leg, defended off the front pad

152.2

Kumble to Clarke, 4 leg byes, pitches on leg and spins down, Clarke just gets a bit of pad on that and beats Dhoni, Ganguly runs after it but the ball reaches the ropes first

152.3

Kumble to Clarke, 1 run, short ball slides down the pads, Clarke shuffles and tickles it off the hips

Australia 491/6   MJ Clarke 85* (190b 6x4 1x6)

153.1

Sharma to Clarke, no run, short of a length outside off, Clarke gets tall and pushes it to point

153.2

Sharma to Clarke, 2 runs, back of a length, comes in with the angle, Clarke transfers the weight and eases it behind point, where Ganguly fumbles a regulation take off his boots and allows runs

153.3

Sharma to Clarke, 1 run, drivable length, Clarke gets onto the front foot and breaks the dreaded 87-mark with a flowing push to the left of mid-off, calling early and pinching a single

Australia 494/6   MJ Clarke 88* (193b 6x4 1x6)

154.1

Kumble to Clarke, 1 run, short ball down leg, gets down and paddle-pulls to Ganguly at fine leg

Australia 499/6   MJ Clarke 89* (194b 6x4 1x6)

155.1

Sharma to Clarke, 1 run, too straight and worked away off the pads, there's protection in the deep

155.6

Sharma to Clarke, no run, on a length and he defends

Australia 507/6   MJ Clarke 90* (196b 6x4 1x6)

156.2

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, spins back in from outside off, stays low and Clarke holds back on the cut

156.3

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, plays with the turn, Gambhir takes it on the back of the shoulder at short leg

156.4

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, tossed up and pushed away to the fielder

156.5

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, quicker, flatter trajectory, gets back and across and defends

156.6

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, comes forward and defends it back to Sehwag

Australia 508/6   MJ Clarke 90* (201b 6x4 1x6)

158.1

Sehwag to Clarke, 1 run, Laxman drops a sitter! Clarke hits it with the turn, gets a top edge, it balloons up miles in the air Laxman runs across from mid-on, follows the ball over his head, settles under it, cups his hands, takes it, and then allows it to pop out

158.3

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, comes forward and defends watchfully

158.4

Sehwag to Clarke, 2 runs, gets forward and works it past the infield, running hard and gets two

158.5

Sehwag to Clarke, 1 leg bye, slides down the pads and Clarke tickles it fine for a single

Australia 526/6   MJ Clarke 93* (205b 6x4 1x6)

159.1

Kumble to Clarke, 1 run, full on the pads and worked out to deep midwicket

Australia 527/6   MJ Clarke 94* (206b 6x4 1x6)

160.1

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, now Mishra drops him! Sehwag tosses it up, Clarke again sweeps from outside off stump, in the air again, another loose shot, goes straight to Mishra at deep square leg, who comes forward and muffs it off his knees, poor fielding

160.2

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, tossed up on the stumps and he defends

160.3

Sehwag to Clarke, 1 run, turned from middle and leg into the gap for one

160.6

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, tossed up and he defends

Australia 529/6   MJ Clarke 95* (210b 6x4 1x6)

162.1

Sehwag to Clarke, 1 run, tossed up wide, Clarke shuffles and steals a single towards point

162.4

Sehwag to Clarke, 1 run, shorter in length, spins and bounces, rides the bounce and cuts very fine

Australia 532/6   MJ Clarke 97* (212b 6x4 1x6)

163.1

Kumble to Clarke, no run, tossed up on the stumps and he defends

163.2

Kumble to Clarke, 1 run, tossed up on a length, he comes forward and runs it wide of slip

Australia 535/7   MJ Clarke 98* (214b 6x4 1x6)

164.1

Sehwag to Clarke, 1 run, short and wide, spins back in and Lee cuts wide of backward point

164.3

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, comes onto the front foot and works it to midwicket, who runs in

164.4

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, turn and bounce outside off stump, struck on the front pad going for the drive, well outside the line and the ball balloons to the right of Dravid at slip

164.5

Sehwag to Clarke, no run, comes out and pads this one away to the leg side

164.6

Sehwag to Clarke, 2 runs, and there's his hundred to the last ball of the session! Clarke gets room and cuts the ball between cover and point and sets off in celebration, thats a hard-earned, committed century, dropped three times today, twice in the nineties, but no taking away from how well he's serves Australia's cause, and he's all smiles as he and Lee head inside for tea

Australia 539/7   MJ Clarke 101* (219b 6x4 1x6)

165.6

Kumble to Clarke, no run, looped up on a length and now its Clarke's turn to defend off the front foot

Australia 540/7   MJ Clarke 101* (220b 6x4 1x6)

166.3

Mishra to Clarke, no run, onto the front foot comes Clarke, defending watchfully to Mishra

166.4

Mishra to Clarke, no run, tossed up and he comes forward again, defending watchfully

166.5

Mishra to Clarke, no run, tossed up and defended back

166.6

Mishra to Clarke, 1 run, straighter one, he works it off the front pad to midwicket and calls for the single, there's confusion between batsmen, fielder and bowler and they get a single as Mishra runs after the ball in midwicket's direction

Australia 542/7   MJ Clarke 102* (224b 6x4 1x6)

167.1

Kumble to Clarke, no run, pitches on a length, bounces, and Clarke goes back and defends solidly

167.2

Kumble to Clarke, 1 run, gets a firm stride forward, pushes the ball towards cover and sets off, Mishra collects, turns, and fires in a direct hit but Clarke is just home in time

167.5

Kumble to Clarke, 1 run, pounces on a short one and cuts out to Tendulkar in the deep. Ai la.

Australia 545/7   MJ Clarke 104* (227b 6x4 1x6)

168.1

Mishra to Clarke, no run, gets forward and defends a length delivery back to Mishra

168.2

Mishra to Clarke, 1 run, reaches out and drives a single out to Sehwag at sweeper

Australia 546/7   MJ Clarke 105* (229b 6x4 1x6)

169.1

Kumble to Clarke, no run, gets forward and defends

169.2

Kumble to Clarke, no run, lovely delivery, pitching on a length and turning past the outer edge of the bat

169.3

Kumble to Clarke, no run, tossed up on the stumps and he defends better this time

169.4

Kumble to Clarke, no run, tossed up, comes a ways forward and defends

169.5

Kumble to Clarke, 1 run, tossed up, Clarke drives straight and Kumble misfields

Australia 547/7   MJ Clarke 106* (234b 6x4 1x6)

172.1

Mishra to Clarke, 1 run, uses his feet and turns it off the stumps toward midwicket

Australia 551/7   MJ Clarke 107* (235b 6x4 1x6)

173.1

Kumble to Clarke, no run, tossed up on leg stump, Clarke drives out in front of the pad to midwicket

173.2

Kumble to Clarke, no run, tossed up on a length, no turn, he comes in and defends

173.3

Kumble to Clarke, 3 runs, bowls it wider, Clarke pushes and edges wide of second slip

Australia 555/7   MJ Clarke 110* (238b 6x4 1x6)

174.1

Mishra to Clarke, no run, comes froward and defends

174.2

Mishra to Clarke, no run, tossed up generously, Clarke uses his feet and defends

174.3

Mishra to Clarke, no run, tossed up and defended watchfully

174.4

Mishra to Clarke, no run, comes well forward and drives it back to Mishra

174.5

Mishra to Clarke, no run, tossed up again, a touch wider, he defends once more

174.6

Mishra to Clarke, no run, flighted on around off stump and Clarke defends

Australia 555/7   MJ Clarke 110* (244b 6x4 1x6)

176.1

Mishra to Clarke, no run, spinning away from off stump, he shoulders arms

176.2

Mishra to Clarke, no run, fired in flatter, Clarke skips down and mistimes the drive back to Mishra

176.3

Mishra to Clarke, no run, tossed up on a length, Clarke gets forward and defends

176.4

Mishra to Clarke, 1 run, short and bouncing plenty, but Clarke gets back and cuts past point

176.6

Mishra to Clarke, no run, slowly tossed up and Clarke defends off the front foot

Australia 563/8   MJ Clarke 111* (249b 6x4 1x6)

177.4

Kumble to Clarke, no run, tosses up the googly on leg stump, which Clarke defends

177.5

Kumble to Clarke, no run, turn and bounce, sits up to surprise Clarke, pushing forward, and so he does well to remove the bottom hand off the bat as he fends at it

177.6

Kumble to Clarke, 1 run, tossed up on leg stump, too full, and Clarke flicks away a single

Australia 567/8   MJ Clarke 112* (252b 6x4 1x6)

178.1

Mishra to Clarke, OUT, and finally India manage to hold onto one! Mishra tosses it up invitingly, Clarke dances down and heaves at it, aiming to go straighter, the ball goes over extra cover and settles in Zaheer's palms a few feet away from the boundary, and thats the first catch of the innings

MJ Clarke c Khan b Mishra 112 (357m 253b 6x4 1x6) SR: 44.26

Australia 567/9   MJ Clarke 112 (253b 6x4 1x6)
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Nov 2, 2008

Ricky Ponting examines Sachin Tendulkar's eye, India v Australia, 3rd Test, Delhi, 5th day, November 2, 2008

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Nov 2, 2008

Team-mates give a fitting farewell to Anil Kumble, India v Australia, 3rd Test, Delhi, 5th day, November 2, 2008

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