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

Sehwag to Hayden, no run, sharp turn and a brave leave from Hayden, pulling out of the stroke, turning his head and choosing to pad it away, the ball turns in and hits him just outside off

40.2

Sehwag to Hayden, no run, more turn, and he gets bat down in time, that was close

40.3

Sehwag to Hayden, no run, tossed up just outside off, spins in and he defends

40.4

Sehwag to Hayden, no run, gets a good stride in, ball turns in, pad first but just outside off stump, theres plenty of turn for Sehwag

40.5

Sehwag to Hayden, no run, beaten on the cut! This one spins back in, rather it skids on, and Hayden, trying to cut, somehow misses and Sehwag cannot believe it

40.6

Sehwag to Hayden, no run, flat on the stumps and he drives it to mid-off

Australia 151/1   V Sehwag 1-1-0-0

42.1

Sehwag to Hayden, 1 run, tossed up on the stumps and he turns it away for one

42.2

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, works it from middle and leg back to Sehwag

42.3

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, tossed up, Ponting reaches forward and defends

42.4

Sehwag to Ponting, FOUR, fraction short, he rocks back and carves it in front of point

42.5

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, spins sharply down the stumps, Ponting watches it go

42.6

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, tossed up on a length, spins in, Ponting drives it back to Sehwag

Australia 160/1   V Sehwag 2-1-5-0

44.1

Sehwag to Hayden, no run, tossed up on a length and he gets back to defend

44.2

Sehwag to Hayden, no run, tossed up on a teasing length and he defends off the front foot

44.3

Sehwag to Hayden, FOUR, tossed up, goes back, muscling that past a diving Ishant at mid-on

44.4

Sehwag to Hayden, 1 run, quicker ball on middle and leg, defended past short leg

44.5

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, strides real forward and defends uneasily to short leg

44.6

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, sharp turn, drifting back into Ponting, who defends high off the bat

Australia 166/1   V Sehwag 3-1-10-0

46.1

Sehwag to Ponting, FOUR, too short and he runs it fine, wide of gully, and there's no protection

46.2

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, tossed up, spins in, Ponting gets in line and defends

46.3

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, gives it some rip, there's good dip and Ponting smothers it

46.4

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, plenty of turn there, out of the rough, as Ponting opts to shoulder arms, it spits off and clips his pad and then hits Dhoni

46.5

Sehwag to Ponting, 1 run, spins back into Ponting, who runs it past short leg for one

46.6

Sehwag to Hayden, no run, pitches on off and turns away, Hayden defends off the edge

Australia 171/1   V Sehwag 4-1-15-0

48.1

Sehwag to Hayden, 1 run, flat on middle and leg, worked towards midwicket

48.2

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, spins back in off a length, defended to forward short leg

48.3

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, and again, pins him deep in the crease and he defends

48.4

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, gets behind the ball and defends watchfully

48.5

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, tosses it up, Ponting gets bat and pad together and defends

48.6

Sehwag to Ponting, 1 run, a touch short and he waits, dabbing it wide of slip

Australia 177/1   V Sehwag 5-1-17-0

53.1

Sehwag to Hayden, 1 run, a touch short, Hayden turns it from off stump to midwicket

53.2

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, tossed up on off stump and he reaches forward to defend

53.3

Sehwag to Ponting, 1 run, gets forward and pinches a single square on the off side

53.4

Sehwag to Hayden, no run, tossed up on middle and off and he presents a full face of the bat

53.5

Sehwag to Hayden, no run, some turn, Hayden thinks about sweeping against the turn but ends up defending in time, back down the track to Sehwag

53.6

Sehwag to Hayden, 1 run, fuller and flatter, middle and leg, jammed to silly point

Australia 191/1   V Sehwag 6-1-20-0

55.1

Sehwag to Hayden, FOUR, shot! Hayden gets a low full toss and drills it dead straight

55.2

Sehwag to Hayden, 1 run, shorter and slowe, pitches and turns sharply, with some bounce, Hayden chases it and the ball stops on him, spooning off the bat just over Gambhir at silly point

55.3

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, thrusts forward, tries to leave, ball takes glove, flies wide of short leg

55.4

Sehwag to Ponting, 1 run, where's he off to? Ponting skips down and heaves at one, gets an inside edge past Gambhir at short leg and the ball flies to square leg

55.5

Sehwag to Hayden, no run, tossed up on middle and leg and Hayden pats it back gently

55.6

Sehwag to Hayden, no run, edged and it doesn't carry to Dravid at slip! Sehwag gets good turn, spinning it across Hayden, who pushes at it while moving backward, ball gets the edge but falls short of Dravid, who frankly looks to be a bit deep

Australia 198/1   V Sehwag 7-1-26-0

57.1

Sehwag to Hayden, FOUR, down he skips, collecting and depositing it over midwicket against the spin and that boundary after the drinks break also raises the 200 for Australia

57.2

Sehwag to Hayden, OUT, and Sehwag gets his revenge very next ball! He's looked the most dangerous today and he hits Hayden just above the knee roll in front of the stumps, turning the ball back in as the batsman shuffles across to try and turn it fine, Sehwag belts out the appeal and on the third one Bowden raises his crooked finger

ML Hayden lbw b Sehwag 83 (247m 154b 13x4 1x6) SR: 53.89

57.3

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, tossed up full and he plays it back to Sehwag

57.4

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, and again, he tosses it up and Hussey defends watchfully

57.5

Sehwag to Hussey, 1 run, off the mark, getting across and dropping it away gently

57.6

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, spins back in and Ponting goes back to defend

Australia 203/2   V Sehwag 8-1-31-1

59.1

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, gets across his stumps and defends this one back to Sehwag

59.2

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, take two steps out and defends it back to Sehwag again

59.3

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, very tidy line and Ponting strides well forward to defend

59.4

Sehwag to Ponting, 1 run, again he two-steps, this time clipping it to mid-on, who is deep

59.5

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, well bowled, middle and off, bringing Hussey onto the front foot

59.6

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, now he pushes him onto the back foot, the ball turns sharply

Australia 212/2   V Sehwag 9-1-32-1

61.1

Sehwag to Ponting, 1 bye, a ripper! Sehwag gets this one to turn and bounce from outside off stump, Ponting decides to heave and then turns his head to escape being hit by the snorter, it rears up and beats Dhoni as well, who had no chance of taking that

61.2

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, flat on middle and off and he defends it back

61.3

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, tossed up and he smothers the spin with a stride

61.4

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, gets well forward and defends again

61.5

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, some turn, but it pitches outside off and Hussey leaves

61.6

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, comes forward with a stride and defends to silly point

Australia 220/2   V Sehwag 10-2-32-1

63.1

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, a teasing line and length, forces Hussey to defend

63.2

Sehwag to Hussey, 1 run, short, sits up, Hussey stands back and eases it past gully

63.3

Sehwag to Ponting, 1 run, tossed up, Ponting comes well forward and pushes to gully

63.4

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, tossed up gently, middle and leg, patted back to Sehwag

63.5

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, drifts into middle and leg and Hussey firmly defends

63.6

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, the arm ball, quicker and flatter, defended to the on side

Australia 222/2   V Sehwag 11-2-34-1

65.1

Sehwag to Ponting, 3 runs, fifty for Ponting, who gets a long stride in and plays for turn, thrusts the pad forward and edges it wide of slip, Zaheer does the covering up on the ropes

65.2

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, tossed up on middle and leg and Hussey defends

65.3

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, lovely drift into the left hander, who defends it back confidently

65.4

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, once more, gets forward and keeps it out

65.5

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, beaten on the forward prod! Sehwag turns that away from Hussey, groping for it outside off stump, beaten by the spin and extra bounce, terrific delivery

65.6

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, this one also turns but Hussey defends with soft hands

Australia 226/2   V Sehwag 12-2-37-1

85.1

Sehwag to Hussey, 1 run, lands on a length and he gets back, pushing the ball to cover, where Laxman, Ganguly and Ishant all converge but cannot decide who will pick the ball up so Hussey gets an easy single, now thats superb fielding

85.2

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, tossed up and he defends it watchfully

85.3

Sehwag to Ponting, no run, gives him some room and he drives it hard to extra cover

85.4

Sehwag to Ponting, OUT, bowled him, and what turn! Sehwag strikes, luring Ponting forward on the drive, shaping to work it to the on side, the ball turns in and beats everything, he came out of his crease and swung wildly and has to pay the price for an indifferent choice of stroke

RT Ponting b Sehwag 87 (224m 165b 14x4 0x6) SR: 52.72

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   V Sehwag 13-2-38-2

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

87.2

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, tossed up from around the stumps and Hussey defends

87.3

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, some turn there, pitching on off stump, Hussey defends

87.4

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, gives it a tweak and Hussey comes forward to block again

87.5

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, very teasing channel and he defends to silly point again

87.6

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, gives it some loop, Hussey comes forward and drives to cover

Australia 287/3   V Sehwag 14-2-41-2

89.1

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, tossed up on a length, gets Hussey forward, defending well

89.2

Sehwag to Hussey, 1 run, well stopped by Ishant at point, running across and diving in front of Aleem Dar as Hussey cuts a short ball

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

89.5

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, what turn, tossed up on a teasing length, then it dips and spins past the outside edge of Hussey's bat as he presses forward

89.6

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, beaten again! Hussey goes back and pushes, the ball turns sharply

Australia 291/3   V Sehwag 15-2-43-2

91.1

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

91.2

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, tossed up and defended

91.3

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, turns the other way, Hussey goes back and tries to turn it away but has to adjust to keep it down, there's some good bounce too

91.4

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, shoulders arms to one tossed up wide and not turning

91.5

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, some turn, but again its too wide and Hussey can leave

91.6

Sehwag to Hussey, 1 run, thats even wider and he steers it down towards third man

Australia 296/3   V Sehwag 16-2-45-2

93.1

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, tossed up on middle and off and he defends it back

93.2

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, comes forward and defends this one as well

93.3

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, spins outside the rough and he lets that one go to Dhoni

93.4

Sehwag to Hussey, 2 runs, too wide and he slaps it out to deep cover, where Gambhir fields

93.5

Sehwag to Hussey, FOUR, touch short, stays low and Hussey does well to pull it past midwicket

93.6

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, tossed up again, spins in, bit of pad and bat as he thrusts forward

Australia 303/3   V Sehwag 17-2-51-2

95.1

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, good turn, but wide of the stumps and Hussey shoulders arms

95.2

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, gets a long way forward and defends to silly point

95.3

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, shorter ball, Hussey goes back and pushes it to Sehwag

95.4

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, this one drifts into leg stump and he defends it away as well

95.5

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, good dip, lands on off stump and Hussey taps to silly point

95.6

Sehwag to Hussey, 1 run, spins away and he reaches out to cut it away to deep point for one

Australia 304/3   V Sehwag 18-2-52-2

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

97.5

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, tossed up on the stumps and Hussey pats it back

97.6

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, identical delivery and Hussey gets bat and pad together

Australia 313/3   V Sehwag 19-3-52-2

99.1

Sehwag to Hussey, 3 runs, speared into leg stump and he clips it on the full to the deep and there's Hussey's half-century, a positive innings, full of determination, its not been easy but he's been too good

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   V Sehwag 20-3-59-2

101.1

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, pitches and turns away and Hussey leaves well enough alone

101.2

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, tight delivery on the stumps and he smothers the spin this time

101.3

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, a touch shorter, turns on and Hussey goes back to defend

101.4

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, goes back and defends this one as well

101.5

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, tossed up and he defends that one as well

101.6

Sehwag to Hussey, OUT, another one falls to Sehwag! Sehwag tweaks his fingers on that one, getting it to flight, pitch on middle and off and turn sharply past the bat to knock back off stump

MEK Hussey b Sehwag 53 (187m 146b 7x4 0x6) SR: 36.30

Australia 326/4   V Sehwag 21-4-59-3

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

103.2

Sehwag to Watson, 4 byes, turns and goes on, past the bat of Watson as he gets back and across to defend and it shoots past Dhoni as well

103.3

Sehwag to Watson, no run, tossed up on a good length and Watson goes back to defend

103.4

Sehwag to Watson, no run, tossed up and he goes back to defend from the crease

103.5

Sehwag to Watson, no run, quicker, flatter, and Watson defends from out in front of his pad

103.6

Sehwag to Watson, FOUR, ah! Goes back, playing for turn, the ball goes straight on and takes the outside edge, running wide of Dravid at slip so Watson gets off the mark

Australia 338/4   V Sehwag 22-4-66-3

116.1

Sehwag to Watson, no run, tossed up on off stump, good length, he comes forward and defends

116.2

Sehwag to Watson, no run, pitches a touch shorter, good bounce, Watson goes back and pushes at it and gets beaten, well bowled Sehwag

116.3

Sehwag to Watson, no run, tosses it up and Watson comes onto the front foot to defend

116.4

Sehwag to Watson, no run, slower delivery, turns and forces Watson onto the back foot

116.5

Sehwag to Watson, no run, pitches and spits up to Dhoni's chest, Watson covers off and leaves

116.6

Sehwag to Watson, no run, tossed up wide again and Watson leaves it be, there's plenty of turn

Australia 391/4   V Sehwag 23-5-66-3

118.1

Sehwag to Watson, no run, tossed up on off stump, Watson comes well forward and defends

118.2

Sehwag to Watson, no run, lots of turn after Watson shoulder arms, spins back in and Dhoni takes

118.3

Sehwag to Watson, no run, shorter ball pins him back and across, defending solidly

118.4

Sehwag to Watson, no run, lovely rotation, pitches and turns but Watson defends it back

118.5

Sehwag to Watson, no run, pitches on a teasing length, Watson steps out and defends it back

118.6

Sehwag to Watson, no run, spins into leg stump and he defends with an inside-edge to short leg

Australia 395/4   V Sehwag 24-6-66-3

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

120.5

Sehwag to Watson, no run, tossed up generously and Watson comes forward to defend

120.6

Sehwag to Watson, no run, turns down leg stump, he gets back and rolls the wrist, short leg fields

Australia 399/4   V Sehwag 25-7-66-3

122.1

Sehwag to Watson, OUT, bowled em! Sehwag gets into the action again, pitching a gem of a turner outside off stump, Watson walks across his stumps and looks on in shock as the ball turns sharply and knocks back his leg stick, what turn from those magic fingers and thats Sehwag's best figures

SR Watson b Sehwag 36 (84m 62b 8x4 0x6) SR: 58.06

122.2

Sehwag to Haddin, no run, turn and bounce and it goes through everything, w00t!

122.3

Sehwag to Haddin, no run, shuffles down the track, with a long stride, ball turns and hits back leg

122.4

Sehwag to Haddin, no run, comes well forward, and getting across, to pad that one away

122.5

Sehwag to Haddin, no run, pins him back in the crease and he defends off the back foot

122.6

Sehwag to Haddin, no run, tossed up on a length and Haddin gets in line to defend

Australia 399/5   V Sehwag 26-8-66-4

124.1

Sehwag to Haddin, FOUR, top shot, Haddin comes out and clips with the turn, back past Sehwag

124.2

Sehwag to Haddin, no run, tossed up wide of off stump, turns and bounces but Haddin leaves

124.3

Sehwag to Haddin, 3 runs, edged past slip, pressing forward with hard hands, evades Dravid, who runs after it and brings it back

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   V Sehwag 27-8-73-4

126.1

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

126.2

Sehwag to Haddin, no run, flat on the stumps, he gets back and across and defends

126.3

Sehwag to Haddin, 1 run, comes out and plays across the line, getting a thick inside edge

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   V Sehwag 28-8-75-4

128.1

Sehwag to Haddin, no run, walks across his stumps, covering off, and defends to short leg

128.2

Sehwag to Haddin, SIX, big heave! Haddin plants his front leg out and heaves it across the stumps, off a length, and deposits it into the deep midwicket stands, lovely shot withe the turn

128.3

Sehwag to Haddin, no run, expectedly, a flatter ball and he gets in line to defend it back

128.4

Sehwag to Haddin, no run, pitches outside off and spins every so sharply down Haddin's ribs as he covers off stump and shoulders arms, Tendulkar at leg gully collects the ball

128.5

Sehwag to Haddin, no run, tossed up and he gets back and across again

128.6

Sehwag to Haddin, no run, back and across, defending tall back to Sehwag

Australia 421/5   V Sehwag 29-8-81-4

130.1

Sehwag to Haddin, no run, comes well forward and blocks

130.2

Sehwag to Haddin, no run, sharp turn, spinning from outside off stump to strike his thigh pad

130.3

Sehwag to Haddin, no run, tosses it up, Haddin gets deep and punches it back to Sehwag

130.4

Sehwag to Haddin, no run, makes sure to cover off stump before tucking this one to short leg

130.5

Sehwag to Haddin, 1 run, goes onto the back foot, covering off, and punches it to midwicket

130.6

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

Australia 424/5   V Sehwag 30-8-82-4

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   V Sehwag 31-9-82-4

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

134.4

Sehwag to White, no run, tossed up on a lovely length and White defends to silly point

134.5

Sehwag to White, no run, slower this time, dipping on White, who defends to silly point

134.6

Sehwag to White, no run, a touch flatter, he jams the bat at it and inside-edges between his legs

Australia 427/6   V Sehwag 32-9-83-4

137.1

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

137.2

Sehwag to White, no run, turns in off a short length, staying low, and White defends to short leg

137.3

Sehwag to White, 1 run, gives it a bit of air and White defends with soft hands down to third man

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   V Sehwag 33-9-85-4

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

139.5

Sehwag to White, no run, tossed up on a length, White gets down and tries to sweep from outside off stump, with the turn, but misses and gets struck outside the line of impact

139.6

Sehwag to White, 2 leg byes, spits and bounces into White, covering his stumps and doing well to take his bottom hand off the ball as it jumps on to him, there's that awkward bounce again

Australia 448/6   V Sehwag 34-9-86-4

141.1

Sehwag to White, 4 byes, whoah there, that bounced! White shuffles across his crease, shaping to defend one tossed up on a length, the ball fairly rears up and beats the outside edge of the bat as well as Dhoni, thankfully wearing a helmet, then flies away

141.2

Sehwag to White, 1 run, sweeps with the turn, reaching and collecting from just outside off stump, and picks the gap, Zaheer runs from around from fine leg and does the fielding

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

141.6

Sehwag to White, no run, holds back the length, on middle and off, and White pushes it back

Australia 460/6   V Sehwag 35-9-88-4

156.1

Sehwag to White, 1 run, spins back in off a short length and White pushes it back

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   V Sehwag 36-9-89-4

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

158.2

Sehwag to White, 1 run, comes forward and steers this one away for a single

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

158.6

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

Australia 526/6   V Sehwag 37-9-93-4

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

160.4

Sehwag to White, no run, tossed up on a length and defended straight back to the bowler

160.5

Sehwag to White, 1 run, tossed up and now its White's turn to slog-sweep it for a single

160.6

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

Australia 529/6   V Sehwag 38-9-95-4

162.1

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

162.2

Sehwag to White, no run, strides forward and defends along the ground towards slip

162.3

Sehwag to White, 1 run, tossed up, spins in and he plays with the spin out to deep midwicket

162.4

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

162.5

Sehwag to White, OUT, and he stays on 44, bowled going for another sweep across the line! Sehwag gets his fifth wicket, the first time ever, rewarded for a tidy line and White's poor stroke draws and inside edge that rolls onto the base of the stumps

CL White b Sehwag 44 (120m 95b 5x4 1x6) SR: 46.31

162.6

Sehwag to Lee, 2 runs, tossed up and he comes forward to defend to square cover

Australia 534/7   V Sehwag 39-9-100-5

164.1

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

164.2

Sehwag to Lee, 1 run, comes out, getting a long stride forward, and defends past silly 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   V Sehwag 40-9-104-5
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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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