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

73.1

Katich to Laxman, 1 run, flat on middle and leg and whipped to Ponting at midwicket

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   SM Katich 1-0-6-0

75.1

Katich to Laxman, 1 run, gets room and square-drives out to Clark in the deep

75.2

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

75.3

Katich to Laxman, 1 run, gets back and across, rolls the wrists to pick up 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   SM Katich 2-0-9-0

77.1

Katich to Laxman, no run, looped up invitingly, good dip, Laxman defends to cover

77.2

Katich to Laxman, 1 run, shorter and flatter, he now waits before pushing to point

77.3

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

77.4

Katich to Laxman, no run, the wrong'un, Laxman gets behind the line and defends

77.5

Katich to Laxman, no run, tossed up, Laxman drives back to Katich, who fumbles, the ball ricochets down to Johnson at mid-on, Laxman is halfway down the track before he sees Gambhir waving him back, Johnson doesn't hit the stumps and Haddin gets hurt as he collects, got some bad bounce, something has happened between Katich and Gambhir, the bowler is red-faced and hurling abuses at Gambhir, so Bowden intervenes

77.6

Katich to Laxman, 1 run, tossed up on leg, driven to Ponting at midwicket, who fumbles

India 277/3   SM Katich 3-0-12-0

79.1

Katich to Laxman, no run, uses his feet and drives the looped up delivery back to Katich

79.2

Katich to Laxman, no run, shorter, flatter, stays low and Laxman defends

79.3

Katich to Laxman, 1 run, walks across his stumps and whips it out to midwicket

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

79.6

Katich to Laxman, no run, some turn and bounce, beats Laxman as he feels for it

India 284/3   SM Katich 4-0-14-0

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   SM Katich 5-1-14-0

83.1

Katich to Laxman, no run, serves up a low full toss and then saves runs in time, diving with one hand in front of Gambhir and flings it back to Haddin, athletic stop from Katich

83.2

Katich to Laxman, 1 run, on the stumps and worked out to midwicket for one

83.3

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

83.4

Katich to Laxman, 1 run, gets forward and works another easy single

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   SM Katich 6-1-17-0

124.1

Katich to Laxman, 1 run, flighted on leg stump and worked around the corner for one

124.2

Katich to Ganguly, 1 run, away easily, tucking one off the pads to deep square leg

124.3

Katich to Laxman, no run, flicked to short midwicket, who parries it down to mid-on

124.4

Katich to Laxman, no run, tossed up and Laxman strides real forward to defend

124.5

Katich to Laxman, 1 run, short and wide, Laxman gets the toe of the bat and squirts it

124.6

Katich to Ganguly, FOUR, short, asking for trouble, and duly thumped past cover

India 442/4   SM Katich 7-1-24-0

126.1

Katich to Laxman, 1 run, tossed up wide and Laxman drives out to the sweeper

126.2

Katich to Ganguly, OUT, how about that now? Ganguly goes for cheap, driving on the up to Ponting at short cover, who dives forward and cups it low above the turf to give Katich a wicket

SC Ganguly c Ponting b Katich 5 (10m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 62.50

126.3

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

126.4

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

126.5

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

126.6

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

India 445/5   SM Katich 8-1-26-1

128.1

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

128.2

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

128.3

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

128.4

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

128.5

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

128.6

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

India 450/5   SM Katich 9-2-26-1

130.1

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

130.2

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

130.3

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

130.4

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

130.5

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

130.6

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

India 468/5   SM Katich 10-2-40-1

132.1

Katich to Laxman, no run, reaches out and drives, Katich dives and saves runs

132.2

Katich to Laxman, 1 run, gets a single now, again reaching forward and beating cover

132.3

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

132.4

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

132.5

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

132.6

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

India 473/5   SM Katich 11-2-44-1

134.1

Katich to Kumble, no run, tossed up on off stump, Kumbles drives it to mid-off

134.2

Katich to Kumble, no run, fuller this time and he plods forward to smother the turn

134.3

Katich to Kumble, no run, onto the front foot in anticipation, waits for turn and defends

134.4

Katich to Kumble, no run, spins down his pads and he cannot connect on the nudge

134.5

Katich to Kumble, no run, sees room and reaches out to drive, but cant beat cover

134.6

Katich to Kumble, no run, uses his feet and drives the last ball back to Katich

India 482/6   SM Katich 12-3-44-1

136.1

Katich to Laxman, no run, tossed up and he gets real forward to defend

136.2

Katich to Laxman, 1 run, and there's his 150 up, Katich tosses it up on a length, it turns in, Laxman plays it past short leg for one

136.3

Katich to Kumble, no run, a touch flatter this time, Kumble gets back and drives

136.4

Katich to Kumble, no run, gives it more air, Kumble uses his feet and drives it back

136.5

Katich to Kumble, 2 runs, slides down the pads, Kumble sweeps well, Hussey gives chase and dives on the rope to save the four, a good athletic stop from him

136.6

Katich to Kumble, no run, fuller, flatter, turns off Kumble's pads and he can't connect

India 490/6   SM Katich 13-3-47-1

138.1

Katich to Laxman, 1 run, spins in from middle, Laxman shuffles and wrists it away for one

138.2

Katich to Kumble, no run, flat on the stumps, Kumble comes forward and defends

138.3

Katich to Kumble, no run, plants his front foot out and drives along the grass to cover

138.4

Katich to Kumble, FOUR, uses his feet and collects on the full, driving in the air back to Katich's right, he dives full tilt and gets fingertips on it but the ball evades his grasp and mid-on's

138.5

Katich to Kumble, FOUR, there's India's 500 as Kumble paddles it very fine and past square leg

138.6

Katich to Kumble, no run, overpitched and he takes toll, simply leaning into an extra-cover drive

India 500/6   SM Katich 14-3-56-1

140.1

Katich to Laxman, 1 run, another easy single, steered wide of backward point

140.2

Katich to Kumble, no run, slides down leg stump, he tries to flick but cant connect

140.3

Katich to Kumble, 1 run, full outside leg stump, swept out to the sweeper for one

140.4

Katich to Laxman, 1 run, shuffles before the ball is released and chips it over short leg

140.5

Katich to Kumble, 1 run, tossed up outside off and Kumble runs it down to third man

140.6

Katich to Laxman, no run, spins back into Laxman off a length, who punches to cover

India 509/6   SM Katich 15-3-60-1
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Ricky Ponting examines Sachin Tendulkar's eye, India v Australia, 3rd Test, Delhi, 5th day, November 2, 2008

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