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

10.1

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

10.2

Johnson to Dravid, FOUR, wrong line, on a length outside leg stump and Dravid glances it off his pads, very late, to send it racing down to fine leg for four

10.3

Johnson to Dravid, no run, hits a length and Dravid gets across to defend it back

10.4

Johnson to Dravid, OUT, edged and gone! Dravid perishes to a wide delivery, 149ks, chasing it with a loose drive away from the body and the thick edge is neatly gobbled up by Hayden at first slip

R Dravid c Hayden b Johnson 11 (36m 31b 1x4 0x6) SR: 35.48

10.5

Johnson to Tendulkar, 1 run, short of a length on leg stump and he shuffles, twirling it away past square leg for a first-ball single

10.6

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

India 32/2   MG Johnson 1-0-10-1

12.1

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, bouncer down leg stump, Tendulkar gets out of the way

12.2

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, gets onto the toes and plays a straight drive to mid-off

12.3

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, short of a length on middle and off, he gets across and shapes to work it away but ends up mistiming it back towards Johnson in his follow through

12.4

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, another bouncer at pace, 151ks, and Tendulkar takes evasive action

12.5

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, follows up with a full one, angling away, and he leaves

12.6

Johnson to Tendulkar, FOUR, shot! Gets onto the toes and punches that on the up, like he used to with far more regularity in the mid-90s, past a tumbling Clarke at point

India 37/2   MG Johnson 2-0-14-1

14.1

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, ah, a loose stroke from Tendulkar, down on one knee and chasing another full and swinging delivery, failing to make any contact whatsoever

14.2

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, searches for a dismissal with another tempting wide one but this time Tendulkar doesn't go after it outside off stump

14.3

Johnson to Tendulkar, 1 run, straighter one, he gets in line and pushes it to midwicket

14.4

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

14.5

Johnson to Tendulkar, 2 runs, short of a length and he gets onto the back foot, driving uppishly into the gap between Hussey and Clarke in the off side for an easy couple

14.6

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, back of a length, he gets across and defends it back

India 41/2   MG Johnson 3-0-18-1

16.1

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, back of a length, wide delivery, Tendulkar leaves it be

16.2

Johnson to Tendulkar, 2 runs, gets back and across and turns this one wide of midwicket

16.3

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, very full outside off and he just watches it into Haddin's gloves

16.4

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, and again, he invites the drive but Tendulkar leaves it alone

16.5

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, oh he's really serving them up full, but this man leaves it again

16.6

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, on the stumps this time and he drives to mid-off, rather well

India 48/2   MG Johnson 4-0-20-1

18.1

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, there's an errant bouncer if ever I saw one, short and outside leg stump, giving Haddin some work to do behind the sticks

18.2

Johnson to Tendulkar, FOUR, a touch shot, raising India's 50, as Tendulkar gets across and turns a shortish ball wide of square leg with power and placement, all wrists in that stroke

18.3

Johnson to Tendulkar, FOUR, thats away before the fielder can get down, Tendulkar crunching a short one off the back foot, off the middle of the bat, and Lee at backward point fumbles

18.4

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, back to full now, and Tendulkar calmly leaves outside off

18.5

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, on a length and he defends watchfully to point this time

18.6

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, angling away wide again and he covers off and leaves it alone

India 56/2   MG Johnson 5-0-28-1

20.1

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, short of a length on the stumps and he gets up and defends

20.2

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, short one into Tendulkar's body, he shuffles and withdraws a hand off the handle, playing it off the ribs down towards short leg, ball actually hit his gloves

20.3

Johnson to Tendulkar, 2 runs, gets across and times this one decently, turning it past Katich

20.4

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, very full and wide outside off but Tendulkar resists again

20.5

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, gets some room and transfers the weight, slicing hard but he cannot beat Lee, positioned a little deep at backward point

20.6

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, back of a length outside off, he thinks about playing, but leaves

India 58/2   MG Johnson 6-0-30-1

34.1

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, and no surprises, he starts off full outside off stump, inviting the drive, but Tendulkar has a look and leaves it be

34.2

Johnson to Tendulkar, 2 runs, short of a length on leg and whipped out to the sweeper at deep square leg, and thats India's 100 on the board, to some hearty cheer

34.3

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, again, leg stump, but he mistimes the whip this time

34.4

Johnson to Tendulkar, 1 leg bye, pitches outside leg stump this time and raps his pads as he tries to do a Ranji, just not timing the leg glance well at all, so its a leg bye to the total

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   MG Johnson 7-0-32-1

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   MG Johnson 8-1-32-1

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

38.4

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, pushes it across Tendulkar, off a length, and he watches it go

38.5

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, good length on the stumps and he defends it back

38.6

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, gets up and steers this one to backward point

India 107/2   MG Johnson 9-1-33-1

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   MG Johnson 10-1-37-1

47.1

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, on the stumps and he drives it back to Johnson

47.2

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, short in length, he again mistimes the attempted cut

47.3

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, full, very full, and he jams it off the toe end of the bat

47.4

Johnson to Tendulkar, 1 run, too straight and turned off the pads to raise India's 150

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   MG Johnson 11-1-42-1

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

49.5

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, change of pace, on a length and he defends it back

49.6

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, short of a length and steered nervously to gully

India 155/2   MG Johnson 12-1-43-1

51.1

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, angles this across Tendulkar, who shoulders arms to it

51.2

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, mistimes the drive to a fuller one, Johnson does the fielding

51.3

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, pushed across wide, stays low and Tendulkar leaves

51.4

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, comes onto the front foot and shoulders arms again

51.5

Johnson to Tendulkar, OUT, gone, on the brink of tea! Johnson removes Tendulkar, persisting with the delivery that angles away, and the batsman pays the price for hanging his bat outside off stump as Haddin dives and collects the thick outside edge, a loose shot after a subdued period from Tendulkar

SR Tendulkar c †Haddin b Johnson 68 (188m 126b 11x4 0x6) SR: 53.96

51.6

Johnson to Laxman, 1 run, short of a length outside leg and turned to square leg

India 158/3   MG Johnson 13-1-44-2

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

53.5

Johnson to Laxman, no run, short of a length, middle and leg, defended to midwicket

53.6

Johnson to Laxman, 2 runs, fuller in length and Laxman gets to the pitch, pushing it up and over a leaping short cover for a brace, mid-off runs after it and fields

India 175/3   MG Johnson 14-1-55-2

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

55.4

Johnson to Laxman, no run, short one slides down leg, Laxman can't connect, Haddin takes

55.5

Johnson to Laxman, 1 run, dropped in short, he gets up on the toes and turns it fine

55.6

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

India 183/3   MG Johnson 15-1-58-2

57.1

Johnson to Laxman, no run, angled across Laxman, who carefully shoulders arms

57.2

Johnson to Laxman, no run, short outside leg stump and Laxman tries to turn it away, but makes a mess of it and it bobs back towards Johnson, no chance of a catch however

57.3

Johnson to Laxman, 2 runs, now he times it well, clipping it off the pads for a couple

57.4

Johnson to Laxman, no run, driven back to Johnson, who collects and feigns a throw back

57.5

Johnson to Laxman, no run, goes back and, cramped for room, chops it to backward point

57.6

Johnson to Laxman, no run, short and wide and steered off the back foot to White at point

India 189/3   MG Johnson 16-1-60-2

59.1

Johnson to Laxman, 1 run, short outside leg stump, tucked off the hips to deep square

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   MG Johnson 17-1-69-2

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   MG Johnson 18-2-69-2

98.1

Johnson to Laxman, no run, 143ks, short ball well outside leg stump, Haddin takes

98.2

Johnson to Laxman, 1 run, short of a length on off stump, defended down to point

98.3

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

98.4

Johnson to Laxman, FOUR, short on the stumps and Laxman pulls that in front of square

98.5

Johnson to Laxman, 1 run, even shorter this time and Laxman hooks, taking his eyes off it momentarily, the ball flies in the air down to Katich at fine leg but the ball doesn't carry

98.6

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

India 337/3   MG Johnson 19-2-76-2

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   MG Johnson 20-2-78-2

102.1

Johnson to Laxman, FOUR, poor stuff, full and wide and eased wide of gully for four

102.2

Johnson to Laxman, 1 wide, and a wide, in a Test match, as Johnson's attempted slower delivery pitches full and well away from Laxman, dribbling through to Haddin

102.2

Johnson to Laxman, no run, better line and length and Laxman drives back to Johnson

102.3

Johnson to Laxman, 2 runs, short on the stumps and brushed disdainfully off his hips

102.4

Johnson to Laxman, 1 run, gets back and punches a short one to a diving white at mid-off

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   MG Johnson 21-2-90-2

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

104.5

Johnson to Laxman, 1 run, outside leg and turned out to Clark at deep square leg

104.6

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

India 356/3   MG Johnson 22-2-92-2

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   MG Johnson 23-3-92-2

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

108.3

Johnson to Laxman, no run, full and very wide, tempting the drive, but Laxman resists

108.4

Johnson to Laxman, no run, slides into him off a length, Laxman tries to turn it away, stops the shot and it dribbles to the man at midwicket

108.5

Johnson to Laxman, no run, very wide outside off stump now, still Laxman leaves it be

108.6

Johnson to Laxman, no run, doesn't move his feet as he pushes this one to Hussey at gully

India 371/3   MG Johnson 24-3-95-2

110.1

Johnson to Laxman, no run, comes forward and steers this one right to Clarke at point

110.2

Johnson to Laxman, no run, fuller, coming in, Laxman mistimes his off-drive to mid-off

110.3

Johnson to Laxman, no run, ah ha, tempting him with the driveable ball but Laxman leaves

110.4

Johnson to Laxman, no run, well directed short ball this time and he arches the back

110.5

Johnson to Laxman, no run, slower ball, 124ks, driveable length outside off stump but Laxman resists, even though he came forward with thoughts of caressing it away

110.6

Johnson to Laxman, no run, and he stays on 99, defending a shorter ball to cover

India 377/3   MG Johnson 25-4-95-2

147.1

Johnson to Laxman, 1 run, drops short outside off and Laxman pinches a single to point

147.2

Johnson to Kumble, 1 run, pitches short and Kumble fends it off the edge past gully

147.3

Johnson to Laxman, no run, flails the bat at a short rising one but cannot make contact

147.4

Johnson to Laxman, 1 run, comes forward and drives one into the off side

147.5

Johnson to Kumble, no run, very full, very wide, Kumble throws the bat at it and cant connect

147.6

Johnson to Kumble, 1 run, gets room and square-drives, point half-stops it

India 536/6   MG Johnson 26-4-99-2

149.1

Johnson to Laxman, FOUR, shot! Laxman clips a full delivery from outside off stump and drives it down the ground past mid-on, fielder didn't have a chance to get it

149.2

Johnson to Laxman, FOUR, that area bleeds runs, Laxman only has to open the face and guide a wide one wide of slip and to third man to make it eight in two balls

149.3

Johnson to Laxman, 1 run, chases another wide one with no footwork, Lee fields at deep gully

149.4

Johnson to Kumble, no run, short of a length on the stumps, Kumble hops up and defends

149.5

Johnson to Kumble, no run, bounces him down the leg side, getting Kumble jumping

149.6

Johnson to Kumble, no run, cramped for room, he tries to steer it fine but chops to gully

India 551/6   MG Johnson 27-4-108-2

151.1

Johnson to Kumble, 1 run, short and angling away, Kumble feels for it and edges past Hayden at slip, who raises one hand to indicate that third man should mop up, which he does

151.2

Johnson to Laxman, 1 run, angled delivery again, Laxman stands his ground, opens his face, and dabs it to gully, who collects and shies at the stumps, Johnson runs back to collect

151.3

Johnson to Kumble, 1 run, short on the body and tucked around the corner off the hips

151.4

Johnson to Laxman, 2 runs, full on middle and off, looking for swing, turned past midwicket, an errant throw from Katich results in overthrows

151.5

Johnson to Laxman, no run, stands rooted and feels for this one, defending to point

151.6

Johnson to Laxman, no run, bounces him over leg stump and he gets onto the haunches

India 558/6   MG Johnson 28-4-113-2

153.1

Johnson to Laxman, no run, short on off stump, 144ks, Laxman thinks about turning it away but ends up holding back on the shot and defending to point

153.2

Johnson to Laxman, FOUR, this time he whips it away effortlessly, collecting from middle and off and depositing it to deep square leg, how does he do it? Fabulous batting

153.3

Johnson to Laxman, 1 run, sees room, doesn't move his feet, steers it down to third man

153.4

Johnson to Kumble, no run, short on the stumps, he backs away and fends at the ball

153.5

Johnson to Kumble, 1 run, gets back and turns a short ball on the body to square leg

153.6

Johnson to Laxman, no run, again, no footwork as he chops a length ball to point

India 568/6   MG Johnson 29-4-119-2

155.1

Johnson to Laxman, no run, angled across and he drives it down to mid-off

155.2

Johnson to Laxman, FOUR, wrong line, outside leg stump and helped down to fine leg

155.3

Johnson to Laxman, 1 run, reaches out and glides the ball to third man, he's on 194

155.4

Johnson to Kumble, OUT, Johnson gets Kumble, shuffling across in an attempt to nudge the ball away to the leg side, it pitches on middle and goes away, hits his pads and Billy Bowden has a thought before raising his crooked finger, a marginal call as replays show it would have probably missed off stump

A Kumble lbw b Johnson 45 (84m 73b 7x4 0x6) SR: 61.64

155.5

Johnson to Khan, no run, on middle and off and he defends it back to Johnson

155.6

Johnson to Khan, 1 run, pitches outside leg and he gets off the mark with a nudged single

India 580/7   MG Johnson 30-4-125-3

157.1

Johnson to Laxman, no run, We have something interesting. Johnson bowls it short outside leg stump and Laxman gets tall and tucks it down to square leg... all looks fine as the batsmen cross but suddenly Billy Bowden walks over and tells him Laxman its been called a dead ball because Laxman ran on the pitch ... okay then. Laxman looks perplexed and has a discussion with Bowden.

157.2

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

157.3

Johnson to Laxman, 1 run, comes forward and drives a single down to mid-off

157.4

Johnson to Khan, FOUR, drops in short, Zaheer loses sight of it as he goes to pull, the ball kisses his gloves and flies down to fine leg for four

157.5

Johnson to Khan, 1 run, overpitched and he drives off the front foot towards mid-off

India 590/7   MG Johnson 30.5-4-131-3

159.1

Johnson to Laxman, 1 run, full and a touch wide and Laxman drives into the covers

159.2

Johnson to Khan, FOUR, sees the half-volley and drives it behind point for four

159.3

Johnson to Khan, no run, kneels down and flings the bat at another wide, no contact made

159.4

Johnson to Khan, 2 runs, drops it in short, he takes his eyes off and hooks to fine leg

159.5

Johnson to Khan, no run, short ball forces him back and he nearly treads onto his stumps, gets a bit of glove on the shot and turns it outside leg stump, calls Laxman down

159.6

Johnson to Khan, FOUR, whoah, Nellie! Zaheer enjoys himself to the max, clearing the front leg and effortlessly swinging Johnson over midwicket for four, some shot

India 609/7   MG Johnson 32-4-142-3
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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

Ricky Ponting examines Sachin Tendulkar's eye

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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

Team-mates give a fitting farewell to Anil Kumble

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