Australia tour of India, 3rd Test: India v Australia at Delhi, Oct 29-Nov 2, 2008
Match drawn
29,30,31 October, 1,2 November 2008 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150
  • Overs 151-200
62.1

Clarke to Laxman, 2 runs, tossed up on the stumps, whipped out to deep midwicket

62.2

Clarke to Laxman, no run, comes forward and drives well to cover, but cant beat him

62.3

Clarke to Laxman, no run, flatter trajectory, stays low and he defends it back

62.4

Clarke to Laxman, 1 run, tossed up slower, Laxman waits and pushes past point

62.5

Clarke to Gambhir, no run, flat on off stump and he watchfully pats it back

62.6

Clarke to Gambhir, 1 run, full on middle and leg and nudged to mid-on for one

India 223/3   MJ Clarke 1-0-4-0
64.1

Clarke to Gambhir, no run, flat on off stump and he reaches forward to defend

64.2

Clarke to Gambhir, no run, short and turning away, Gambhir plays a feeble attempt at a cut and very nearly under-edges, as the ball stayed low too for Haddin

64.3

Clarke to Gambhir, 1 run, skips down, collects on the full, and drives to long-on

64.4

Clarke to Laxman, 1 run, short and wide, he waits and pushes it past silly point

64.5

Clarke to Gambhir, 1 run, goes back and works it from off stump down to long-on

64.6

Clarke to Laxman, 1 run, too short and Laxman crunches that out to deep cover

India 234/3   MJ Clarke 2-0-8-0
66.1

Clarke to Gambhir, no run, tossed up on middle and off, turned to forward short leg

66.2

Clarke to Gambhir, 1 run, comes out and drives it down to the man at long-on

66.3

Clarke to Laxman, FOUR, short and he whips it superbly out to deep midwicket where Clark, running around from somewhere else, escorts the ball over the ropes

66.4

Clarke to Laxman, no run, spins away from him and he pushes it off the back foot to cover

66.5

Clarke to Laxman, no run, fuller, flatter and he smothers the turn with a stride

66.6

Clarke to Laxman, no run, tossed up outside off and now Laxman decides to leave

India 243/3   MJ Clarke 3-0-13-0
68.1

Clarke to Gambhir, no run, fires in a low full toss, clipped to Ponting at short midwicket

68.2

Clarke to Gambhir, 1 run, uses his feet, clipping out to White at deep midwicket

68.3

Clarke to Laxman, 1 run, easy single, Laxman turning that off the pads

68.4

Clarke to Gambhir, no run, slow on middle and leg, watchfully patted back

68.5

Clarke to Gambhir, 1 run, drifts outside leg and he turns it wide of forward short leg

68.6

Clarke to Laxman, 2 runs, worked off the pads out to deep square leg for a couple

India 249/3   MJ Clarke 4-0-18-0
70.1

Clarke to Gambhir, 1 run, wrong line and Gambhir tucks it away to deep midwicket

70.2

Clarke to Laxman, no run, uses his feet and drives, Clarke dives, Johnson fields at mid-off

70.3

Clarke to Laxman, no run, reaches out and drives to Ponting at a catching cover

70.4

Clarke to Laxman, no run, slower, looped up, Laxman waits for it and defends to silly point

70.5

Clarke to Laxman, no run, comes forward and defends this one watchfully to Ponting

70.6

Clarke to Laxman, 2 runs, whipped off the pads and he beats three men on the leg side

India 253/3   MJ Clarke 5-0-21-0
72.1

Clarke to Laxman, no run, flat on the stumps, he comes forward and pats it back

72.2

Clarke to Laxman, no run, comes forward and defends again

72.3

Clarke to Laxman, no run, tossed up on middle and leg and Laxman defends

72.4

Clarke to Laxman, 1 run, some action! Laxman uses his feet and drives hard to extra cover, there's some hesitation before he sets off, Johnson picks up and nails the stumps with a good throw, replays show Laxman had just stretched his bat across the white line in time

72.5

Clarke to Gambhir, no run, tossed up, spins into Gambhir, who defends to short leg

72.6

Clarke to Gambhir, no run, flatter, with some drift, Gambhir goes back and turns it to Katich

India 258/3   MJ Clarke 6-0-22-0
74.1

Clarke to Gambhir, 1 run, walks out and drives the ball to mid-on, who is deep

74.2

Clarke to Laxman, no run, slowly tossed up on middle and off, jammed back to Clarke

74.3

Clarke to Laxman, 3 runs, too short and Laxman whips it out to deep midwicket, its such a classy shot when he plays it, good to watch

74.4

Clarke to Gambhir, 1 run, short on off stump, turned out to deep midwicket for one

74.5

Clarke to Laxman, no run, flighted on off stump, Laxman drives inside out to cover

74.6

Clarke to Laxman, 1 run, stretches forward and drives towards extra cover this time

India 270/3   MJ Clarke 7-0-28-0
76.1

Clarke to Laxman, no run, tossed up wide, Laxman comes out and drives to mid-off

76.2

Clarke to Laxman, no run, comes well forward and blocks it back to Clarke

76.3

Clarke to Laxman, no run, sashays out and on-drives to midwicket

76.4

Clarke to Laxman, no run, strides forward to defend

76.5

Clarke to Laxman, no run, gets some room and unfurls a cut to backward point

76.6

Clarke to Laxman, 1 run, spins into Laxman, who brushes it off the pads disdainfully

India 274/3   MJ Clarke 8-0-29-0
78.1

Clarke to Laxman, 1 run, flat on the stumps, again eased off the pads for one

78.2

Clarke to Gambhir, no run, full and flat on the stumps, driven back to Clarke

78.3

Clarke to Gambhir, 1 run, comes out and nudges a single into the gap

78.4

Clarke to Laxman, 1 run, reaches out and works this one away as well

78.5

Clarke to Gambhir, 1 run, skips down, takes it on the full, and drives to deep mid-on

78.6

Clarke to Laxman, 1 run, sliding down leg, he shuffles and brings up a well-paced fifty, off 70 balls, with another effortless tuck to the leg side, an innings gone largely unnoticed

India 282/3   MJ Clarke 9-0-34-0
152.1

Clarke to Kumble, 1 run, flat on off stump and he squirts a single into the covers

152.2

Clarke to Laxman, 1 run, speared into leg stump and Laxman flicks it into the deep

152.3

Clarke to Kumble, no run, flat on middle and leg, he uses his feet and drives back to Pup

152.4

Clarke to Kumble, no run, clears the front leg and goes inside out to Katich at cover

152.5

Clarke to Kumble, 1 leg bye, plays his version of the Ranji shot, agriculturally, to fine leg

152.6

Clarke to Laxman, 1 run, uses his feet and steals a quick single in front of mid-off

India 562/6   MJ Clarke 10-0-37-0
154.1

Clarke to Kumble, no run, full on off stump and driven back to Clarke

154.2

Clarke to Kumble, no run, comes forward and clips from middle and off to midwicket

154.3

Clarke to Kumble, 1 run, dances down and drives in the air, one bounce to long-on

154.4

Clarke to Laxman, 1 run, full and flat and whipped to midwicket for one

154.5

Clarke to Kumble, FOUR, makes room, skips out and drives inside out over cover

154.6

Clarke to Kumble, no run, slides outside leg stump, Kumble sweeps and misses

India 574/6   MJ Clarke 11-0-43-0
156.1

Clarke to Khan, no run, slides down leg stump, he tries to get bat but misses

156.2

Clarke to Khan, no run, tossed up outside off, he drives well but cannot pierce the gap

156.3

Clarke to Khan, FOUR, but now he does, reaching out and square-driving superbly

156.4

Clarke to Khan, no run, flat on middle and off, he gets forward and defends

156.5

Clarke to Khan, no run, goes back and flicks it from middle stump to midwicket

156.6

Clarke to Khan, no run, gets a stride in and defends it compactly

India 584/7   MJ Clarke 12-0-47-0
158.1

Clarke to Khan, 1 run, flat on the stumps, he comes forward and drives to the fielder

158.2

Clarke to Laxman, 1 run, gets back and across and works this away for a quick single

158.3

Clarke to Khan, FOUR, clears his leg and heaves this one over midwicket

158.4

Clarke to Khan, no run, onto the front foot, driving the ball towards the off side

158.5

Clarke to Khan, 2 runs, uses his feet and makes room, carving it through the off side

158.6

Clarke to Khan, no run, slow through the air, Zaheer leans forward and defends

India 598/7   MJ Clarke 13-0-55-0
160.1

Clarke to Laxman, no run, flat on the stumps, he comes forward and defends

160.2

Clarke to Laxman, no run, uses his feet, skips down and drives back to Clarke

160.3

Clarke to Laxman, no run, works this one from leg stump to the man at midwicket

160.4

Clarke to Laxman, 1 run, quicker ball, sits up and Laxman turns it to square leg for one

160.5

Clarke to Khan, 1 run, onto the front foot, driving a single to long-off

160.6

Clarke to Laxman, 2 runs, and there's his 200, finally, as he skips down and lofts the ball over mid-on, and with that comes the declaration from Kumble with India's score 613, Laxman takes off the helmet and waves the bat, as thats his second double century, both coming against Australia

India 613/7   MJ Clarke 14-0-59-0
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