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

0.1

Khan to Hayden, no run, starts off by slanting it down the pads, Hayden cannot connect

0.2

Khan to Hayden, no run, falls over as he attempts to on-drive, midwicket does the fielding

0.3

Khan to Hayden, no run, lands on a good length and Hayden drives to cover

0.4

Khan to Hayden, no run, good leave, as the ball lands in the corridor and straightens

0.5

Khan to Hayden, no run, pitches on middle and off and straightens, Hayden defends

0.6

Khan to Hayden, no run, back of a length, too wide, and Hayden watches it go by

Australia 0/0   Z Khan 1-1-0-0

2.1

Khan to Hayden, no run, back of a length around off stump and defended to point

2.2

Khan to Hayden, no run, a good length, looking to tempt Hayden into a drive, but he leaves

2.3

Khan to Hayden, 1 run, pitches on a length and Hayden pushes it to Gamhbhir at cover, who runs in and doesn't collect it cleanly, had he collected it could have been tight, but ...

2.4

Khan to Katich, no run, gets across his stumps and ends up pushing the ball back

2.5

Khan to Katich, no run, pitches on a length and Katich gets in to defend

2.6

Khan to Katich, no run, fractionally fuller, Katich pokes it to point and yells 'WAIT, WAIT'

Australia 1/0   Z Khan 2-1-1-0

4.1

Khan to Hayden, no run, lands on a length and goes on, Hayden shoulders arms

4.2

Khan to Hayden, no run, short of a good length on off, Hayden gets tall and defends to point

4.3

Khan to Hayden, no run, back of a length, a tad wide, inviting the drive but Hayden leaves

4.4

Khan to Hayden, no run, a touch fuller, on the stumps, and he defends solidly to cover

4.5

Khan to Hayden, no run, back of a length and he positively plays that back to Zaheer

4.6

Khan to Hayden, no run, pitches on that same spot again and Hayden plays it to cover

Australia 2/0   Z Khan 3-2-1-0

6.1

Khan to Hayden, no run, pitches on a length and Hayden defends to the off side

6.2

Khan to Hayden, no run, marginally fuller on off stump and he blocks it out again

6.3

Khan to Hayden, no run, pitches and comes in a tad and Hayden hurries to defend

6.4

Khan to Hayden, FOUR, a wee bit too full and he caresses that through extra cover, top shot

6.5

Khan to Hayden, FOUR, too straight and he effortlessly clips that past midwicket

6.6

Khan to Hayden, no run, holds back the length a fraction and forces him to defend

Australia 14/0   Z Khan 4-2-9-0

15.1

Khan to Hayden, no run, good morning, mate, says Zaheer, beginning the morning with a bouncer, which Hayden doesn't pick, gets into a tangle, the ball takes his helmet and bobs up to the on side, where there is no catching fielder

15.2

Khan to Hayden, no run, beaten by a peach outside off stump, pitching on a great length, straightening, lifting, and going on past a fending Hayden's bat

15.3

Khan to Hayden, no run, another bouncer, sharply jagging into Hayden's right shoulder as he hops up and takes his eyes off the ball, it gains on him at a good height, aggressive bowling

15.4

Khan to Hayden, no run, thats on a length and he comes forward to defend to point

15.5

Khan to Hayden, no run, fuller length outside off stump and he shoulders arms

15.6

Khan to Hayden, no run, pitches on a length and slides into leg, worked to midwicket

Australia 50/0   Z Khan 5-3-9-0

17.1

Khan to Katich, no run, short of a length and he gets back to punch it to cover

17.2

Khan to Katich, no run, shuffles across and works that off his stumps to midwicket

17.3

Khan to Katich, no run, fuller in length, he gets forward and drives to cover again

17.4

Khan to Katich, FOUR, firm stroke! Zaheer tries to drop short but Katich is up to the task, getting back and across and right over the ball, pulling with control in front of square

17.5

Khan to Katich, 1 run, walks right across his stumps and nudges from middle and off

17.6

Khan to Hayden, no run, comes forward and drives the ball to Kumble in the covers

Australia 58/0   Z Khan 6-3-14-0

19.1

Khan to Hayden, no run, pitches on middle and off and slides in, on-driven to midwicket

19.2

Khan to Hayden, no run, gets back and defends a length ball back to Zaheer

19.3

Khan to Hayden, FOUR, no third man and so Hayden reaches out and slashes the short delivery up and over gully for four, aggressive shot and why not, with no protection in the deep

19.4

Khan to Hayden, no run, thats the spot, forcing Hayden to stand tall and defend

19.5

Khan to Hayden, no run, fuller now and he gets right over it, defending firmly to point

19.6

Khan to Hayden, FOUR, slides onto his pads and he tickles it down to fine leg for four

Australia 68/0   Z Khan 7-3-22-0

21.1

Khan to Hayden, no run, on a good length and he gets over the ball to defend to the off

21.2

Khan to Hayden, no run, on a good length again and Hayden gets tall to defend

21.3

Khan to Hayden, no run, a touch straighter, Hayden slumps over as he works it to midwicket

21.4

Khan to Hayden, no run, a touch fuller and Hayden comes forward, defending to point

21.5

Khan to Hayden, no run, brave leave, coming forward and shouldering arms to a slower ball that pitches just outside off stump and comes back in, doesn't carry properly to Dhoni

21.6

Khan to Hayden, no run, much fuller, honing in on off stump, jammed out to cover

Australia 74/0   Z Khan 8-4-22-0

23.1

Khan to Katich, no run, ah, the inside-edge saves Katich, shuffling across his stumps and shaping to tuck the ball away to the on side, the ball shapes back in off the seam and he's rapped in front of off stump, but he got some wood on the shot

23.2

Khan to Katich, no run, gets across and defends a short of a length ball to Zaheer

23.3

Khan to Katich, FOUR, good placement, getting forward and waiting for the ball to come onto him, then driving between two men in the covers, not hit hard, just caressed for four

23.4

Khan to Katich, no run, good length on around off stump and he drives back to Zaheer

23.5

Khan to Katich, no run, shorter this time and he drives off the back foot to Sehwag at point

23.6

Khan to Katich, no run, gets across again, rolls the wrists, but can't beat midwicket

Australia 83/0   Z Khan 9-4-26-0

70.1

Khan to Hussey, 2 runs, drifts to the pads and Hussey tickles it to fine leg where Ganguly moves to his right to pick the ball

70.2

Khan to Hussey, no run, tries to correct his line but ends up well outside off stump. Hussey watches it sail past him harmlessly.

70.3

Khan to Hussey, 1 no ball, get it correct this time but has overstepped. It landed just outside off, on a length and came in, Hussey gets right behind the line to defend down the track.

70.3

Khan to Hussey, no run, bit of reverse. It shaped in from off and Hussey took care not to press his front leg too much across and pushed the ball to the off side. Good batsman, this Hussey. Risk-free batting.

70.4

Khan to Hussey, no run, teases him with just outside-the-off attack and Hussey thinks about the temptation but stays away from it in the end. Solid fella.

70.5

Khan to Hussey, no run, another one shaping in late, full and around the middle and off and Hussey offers the full face of the bat in defense. Compact forward defensive stroke

70.6

Khan to Hussey, no run, this one moves away, just outside off and we know what Hussey does: just lets it go.

Australia 240/2   Z Khan 10-4-29-0

72.1

Khan to Hussey, no run, full on leg, swinging in, and Hussey clips it straight to midwicket

72.2

Khan to Hussey, no run, change of pace, gently nibbling away wide of off stump and Hussey gets forward before comfortably shouldering arms

72.3

Khan to Hussey, 1 run, back of a length this time and he defends to the on side, responding well to Ponting's call for the quick single as the fielder runs in to collect

72.4

Khan to Ponting, no run, odd sort of shot, or lack of, as Ponting comes onto the front foot, starts to leave the ball but then as the ball pitches and comes back in he offers a half shot, the ball zips back and somehow misses taking the edge, its all happening at the Kotla, folks

72.5

Khan to Ponting, 1 run, fuller and he meets it with a firm defensive back past Hussey

72.6

Khan to Hussey, no run, pitches on a length, Hussey gets over it and pushes to point

Australia 242/2   Z Khan 11-4-31-0

74.1

Khan to Ponting, 1 run, full on middle and off, swings in, Ponting turns it to midwicket and calls for the single, Gambhir is a bit slow to react and Zaheer is not impressed

74.2

Khan to Hussey, no run, short ball outside off stump, 134ks, Hussey thinks about pulling but pulls out of the shot in the end, Dhoni collects

74.3

Khan to Hussey, no run, another snorter, 135ks, skims over Hussey's helmet as he again thinks about pulling but takes his eyes off it, really aggressive fast bowling from India

74.4

Khan to Hussey, no run, three in a row, dug in short, Hussey takes his eyes off it again as he gets the bat up to try and play a horizontal shot, and the ball goes over his head

74.5

Khan to Hussey, no run, fuller length, inviting the drive, but a wise Hussey shoulders arms

74.6

Khan to Hussey, no run, back of a good length and defended along the ground to gully

Australia 244/2   Z Khan 12-4-32-0

76.1

Khan to Ponting, no run, back of a length, angling away, Ponting gets in line and defends

76.2

Khan to Ponting, no run, shout for leg before, as Zaheer pitches just outside leg stump and straightens the ball into a shuffling Ponting, pressed back in his crease, it catches him on the flap and just outside the line

76.3

Khan to Ponting, FOUR, gets onto the front foot and defends with soft hands, the bat face turning, takes the edge and runs wide of gully and with no third man Ponting gets four to raise Australia's 250

76.4

Khan to Ponting, no run, thats on a good length and he defends it back to Zaheer

76.5

Khan to Ponting, no run, firmly on the front foot, defending this one to cover

76.6

Khan to Ponting, no run, pitches full and Ponting comes forward to defend to point

Australia 251/2   Z Khan 13-4-36-0

79.1

Khan to Hussey, no run, pitches on the stumps and straightens and Hussey defends

79.2

Khan to Hussey, no run, lands on a drivable length and moves away, Hussey comes forward and drives with a high elbow towards cover-point

79.3

Khan to Hussey, FOUR, top shot, nothing but a short-arm-jab, picking the short ball early and scooping it over midwicket for four

79.4

Khan to Hussey, no run, onto the front early, Zaheer pitches outside off stump and the ball stops on Hussey, who ends up pushing it along the ground to point

79.5

Khan to Hussey, FOUR, edged past slip! Zaheer succeeds in sucking Hussey forward again with one that pitches on a teasing length and leaves him, he pushes at it and gets a thick edge that flies wide of Dravid at first slip, it was actually more for where second slip should have been, either way Hussey gets a boundary

79.6

Khan to Hussey, FOUR, thats bad ball, however, sliding onto his pads and dully clipped away

Australia 269/2   Z Khan 14-4-48-0

81.1

Khan to Hussey, no run, a good leave to one pitching on a length and straightening

81.2

Khan to Hussey, no run, pitches closer to off stump and Hussey nudges it to cover

81.3

Khan to Hussey, 1 run, onto the front foot, shaping to drive towards cover, isn't to the pitch of this one and square-drives uppishly to a diving point fielder

81.4

Khan to Ponting, no run, lands on a length and defends off the front foot to cover

81.5

Khan to Ponting, no run, lands on a length and he defends it to the off side

81.6

Khan to Ponting, no run, onto the front foot, ball swings in and he gets an inside-edge

Australia 274/2   Z Khan 15-4-49-0

83.1

Khan to Ponting, FOUR, an edge for four, Zaheer pitches it up and gets it to swing, late, Ponting reaches out and drives and the ball runs through the vacant gully region

83.2

Khan to Ponting, no run, pitches on the stumps and he defends it to the on side

83.3

Khan to Ponting, no run, tighter delivery, coming in off a length and he defends solidly

83.4

Khan to Ponting, FOUR, short ball dug in down leg stump, Ponting gets across and goes for the pull, the ball brushes his gloves and flies down to fine leg for four

83.5

Khan to Ponting, no run, comes onto the front foot and defends a length ball back

83.6

Khan to Ponting, no run, fuller on middle and off, comes forward and plays it back

Australia 282/2   Z Khan 16-4-57-0

105.1

Khan to Watson, no run, lands on a good length and Watson gets back and across to defend

105.2

Khan to Watson, (no ball) FOUR, and he starts off the morning with a lovely pull to a short ball, after Zaheer overpitched, just gets back and puts it away over square leg

105.2

Khan to Watson, no run, a bouncer over the stumps, Watson shapes to pull but then holds back on the stroke and lets the ball sail over him, making sure to get his head out of the way

105.3

Khan to Watson, FOUR, a top edge! Zaheer drops short outside off stump, angles it away, Watson pulls again and doesn't time it well at all, the ball flies off the edge to third man for four

105.4

Khan to Watson, no run, full now, outside off stump, and he mistimes the cut to point

105.5

Khan to Watson, 1 run, better length, middle and leg, defended down to square leg

105.6

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

Australia 348/4   Z Khan 17-4-67-0

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   Z Khan 18-5-67-0

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

109.4

Khan to Watson, 1 run, pitches outside leg stump and comes in, turned to midwicket for one

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   Z Khan 19-5-69-0

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

111.5

Khan to Watson, no run, tight stuff, back of a length on off stump and Watson goes back to defend

111.6

Khan to Watson, FOUR, pitches full and wide and Watson plants his front foot forward and square-drive, a tad too late, and the ball runs down through the gap at gully for a boundary

Australia 364/4   Z Khan 20-5-73-0

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

136.3

Khan to White, no run, pitches on the stumps, good movement, White gets in line and defends

136.4

Khan to White, FOUR, shot, low full toss on leg stump, turned wide of Kumble at midwicket

136.5

Khan to White, no run, pitches on a great length and shapes away from White, who leaves

136.6

Khan to White, no run, 127ks, pitches a tad wider and shapes away, White lets it go

Australia 441/6   Z Khan 21-5-78-0

138.1

Khan to White, 1 run, pitches on a length, going away, White defends to point, Clarke calls for one

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   Z Khan 22-5-80-0

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   Z Khan 23-5-86-0
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