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

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

40.2

White to Tendulkar, 1 run, no turn, he shuffles and nudges it to the on side

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

40.6

White to Tendulkar, no run, tossed up outside off and Tendulkar defends to point

India 119/2   CL White 1-0-11-0

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

42.4

White to Tendulkar, 1 run, flighted up and he pushes that to cover, there's some hesitation as Ponting swoops in from extra cover but they get a single in the end

42.5

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

42.6

White to Tendulkar, no run, shuffling and dabbing it away

India 123/2   CL White 2-0-14-0

44.1

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

44.2

White to Tendulkar, FOUR, shot! Uses his feet and drives White past a diving extra cover

44.3

White to Tendulkar, no run, wide of the stumps and left alone this time

44.4

White to Tendulkar, no run, wide of the stumps and left alone again

44.5

White to Tendulkar, no run

44.6

White to Tendulkar, FOUR, the thump is here! Now its the slog sweep, from outside off stump, picked up over midwicket, one bounce and four

India 138/2   CL White 3-0-23-0

46.1

White to Tendulkar, 1 run, flighted outside off stump, he reaches out and drives to cover

46.2

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

46.3

White to Tendulkar, 1 run, flighted up, hint of turn, steered towards backward point

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

46.5

White to Tendulkar, 1 run, outside off stump, he gets across and sweeps it for a single, risky

46.6

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

India 149/2   CL White 4-0-27-0

103.1

White to Laxman, no run, flights it on a length, off stump, and Laxman defends

103.2

White to Laxman, no run, short and Laxman goes back, driving to extra cover

103.3

White to Laxman, no run, some good bounce on that one, pitching outside off stump and sitting up, Laxman gets a look in and leaves it be

103.4

White to Laxman, no run, looped up on the stumps, Laxman on-drives to the fielder

103.5

White to Laxman, no run, fizzed up outside off, more good bounce, Laxman leaves

103.6

White to Laxman, no run, pitches on leg, spins in, Laxman turns it to midwicket

India 354/3   CL White 5-1-27-0

105.1

White to Laxman, 1 run, slides down the leg stump, the wrong 'un, Laxman turns if off the pads to raise the 200th run of this association, oh boy, its all going India's way

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

105.5

White to Laxman, 1 run, tossed up on the pads and Laxman moves to 95

105.6

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

India 364/3   CL White 6-1-35-0

107.1

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

107.2

White to Laxman, no run, gives it some extra flight, it dips and Laxman checks a drive

107.3

White to Laxman, no run, fuller and quicker through the air, he jams it towards the offside, it took the toe end of the bat and got White interested, there were two sounds as well

107.4

White to Laxman, 1 run, gets some room and drives a single out to deep cover

107.5

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

107.6

White to Laxman, 2 runs, comes forward and drives through extra cover to move to 98

India 368/3   CL White 7-1-39-0

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

109.3

White to Laxman, 1 run, quick single to get to 99, Laxman nudges to point and sets off

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   CL White 8-1-45-0

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

111.3

White to Laxman, no run, oh ho ho, he chases one turning away from him, gets a thin edge which bounces well in front of Hayden at slip

111.4

White to Laxman, no run, well flighted outside off, no turn and Laxman leaves

111.5

White to Laxman, no run, lunges forward and defends this one to Katich at short leg

111.6

White to Laxman, no run, still cant get it, lunging forward and driving to Ponting at short cover

India 378/3   CL White 9-1-46-0

113.1

White to Laxman, no run, there's a shout, White raps Laxman on the pads with one the slides on, appeals but it was going down leg stump

113.2

White to Laxman, FOUR, there's his sixth Test hundred against Australia, and 13th overall, courtesy an orthodox cover drive when White offers him room, placement is immaculate and Laxman is all smiles, well played, and he makes a left-arm circular motion, like a bowler, to the dressing room

113.3

White to Laxman, no run, reaches out and defends this one to the off side

113.4

White to Laxman, no run, gets forward and drives, but cannot beat the fielder

113.5

White to Laxman, 1 run, a single this time, comes forward and drives into the gap

113.6

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

India 389/3   CL White 10-1-52-0

137.1

White to Laxman, no run, thats not called wide? I'm surprised, because it was a mile outside off

137.2

White to Laxman, no run, on the stumps and Laxman gets forward to defend

137.3

White to Laxman, no run, flighted outside off stump and he decides to let it go

137.4

White to Laxman, 1 run, gets a single as White drifts onto the pads, tucked wide for one

137.5

White to Kumble, no run, flighted onto leg stump, he thuds forward, there's two sounds, bat hitting pad perhaps, the ball balloons up wide of slip

137.6

White to Kumble, no run, tossed up generously, Kumble drives it back to White

India 491/6   CL White 11-1-53-0

139.1

White to Laxman, FOUR, overpitched outside off stump and Laxman leans into an extra-cover drive

139.2

White to Laxman, 1 run, action replay, though not timed that well and mid-off fields

139.3

White to Kumble, no run, full again, Kumble thumps it hard to extra cover

139.4

White to Kumble, no run, uses his feet and heaves it ungainly-like to mid-on

139.5

White to Kumble, no run, short and wide and he chops it in front of point

139.6

White to Kumble, no run, unconvincing appeal for a catch, Kumble thrusts forward, the ball balloons up off his pad to Hayden at slip, who doesn't utter a word as White asks the question

India 505/6   CL White 12-1-58-0

141.1

White to Kumble, FOUR, wrong line and Kumble paddles it very cutely to fine leg

141.2

White to Kumble, no run, gives this one plenty of flight and Kumble drives to point

141.3

White to Kumble, no run, comes out and flicks effortlessly to mid-on, but not past him

141.4

White to Kumble, no run, again he reaches forward and clips it to the man back there

141.5

White to Kumble, 1 bye, errant delivery, stay low and skids very wide of leg stump, Kumble cannot get to it and the poor bounce undoes Haddin too

141.6

White to Laxman, 1 run, flighted on middle stump, he turns it into the gap for one

India 515/6   CL White 13-1-63-0

143.1

White to Kumble, no run, reaches out and drives a flighted delivery to short cover

143.2

White to Kumble, no run, strides forward and mistimes the attempted square drive

143.3

White to Kumble, 1 run, gets more air and room and drives to the deep point sweeper

143.4

White to Laxman, 2 runs, and he drives too, past extra cover and out to a sliding Hussey

143.5

White to Laxman, 1 run, flatter, off stump, he waits for it and dabs it wide of point

143.6

White to Kumble, no run, goes on straight, he too waits and guides it to point

India 519/6   CL White 14-1-67-0

145.1

White to Laxman, 1 run, reaches out to a flighted delivery and drives straight, turning the wrists, White takes some pace off the ball and mid-on mops up

145.2

White to Kumble, FOUR, one bounce and four, Kumble reaching a mile outside off stump and carting White's tossed up delivery down to long-on

145.3

White to Kumble, no run, kneels down and drives another loopy one to Lee at point

145.4

White to Kumble, no run, flatter delivery on off stump and he defends it back

145.5

White to Kumble, 1 run, reaches out again and swings the ball from outside off stump and between mid-on and midwicket, Watson dives in the deep and saves three

145.6

White to Laxman, no run, tossed up outside off stump and Laxman leaves for Haddin

India 530/6   CL White 15-1-73-0
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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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