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
150.1

Clark to Laxman, no run, some swing there, but Laxman waits and pushes it to cover

150.2

Clark to Laxman, 1 run, drops wide and Laxman opens the face, steering it to third man

India have crossed 550. Lets wait and see what happens.

150.3

Clark to Kumble, 1 run, makes room and drives a good-length ball to mid-off

150.4

Clark to Laxman, no run, reaches out and drives on the up, Clarke dives at cover

150.5

Clark to Laxman, no run, wide delivery, shaping away, Laxman shoulders arms

150.6

Clark to Laxman, no run, fractionally overpitched and he drives it to mid-off

End of over 151 (2 runs) India 553/6

    • VVS Laxman 178 (277b 19x4)
    • A Kumble 36 (59b 6x4)
    • SR Clark 33-9-69-0
    • MG Johnson 27-4-108-2

Which will come first? India's 600? Laxman's 200? Kumble's 50? Or my coffee?

151.1

Johnson to Kumble, 1 run, short and angling away, Kumble feels for it and edges past Hayden at slip, who raises one hand to indicate that third man should mop up, which he does

151.2

Johnson to Laxman, 1 run, angled delivery again, Laxman stands his ground, opens his face, and dabs it to gully, who collects and shies at the stumps, Johnson runs back to collect

151.3

Johnson to Kumble, 1 run, short on the body and tucked around the corner off the hips

Laxman now has his second-highest score in Test cricket.

151.4

Johnson to Laxman, 2 runs, full on middle and off, looking for swing, turned past midwicket, an errant throw from Katich results in overthrows

151.5

Johnson to Laxman, no run, stands rooted and feels for this one, defending to point

151.6

Johnson to Laxman, no run, bounces him over leg stump and he gets onto the haunches

End of over 152 (5 runs) India 558/6

    • VVS Laxman 181 (281b 19x4)
    • A Kumble 38 (61b 6x4)
    • MG Johnson 28-4-113-2
    • SR Clark 33-9-69-0

A lot emails flooding in after I asked the question. Most of them are betting on my coffee. Thanks.

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

End of over 153 (4 runs) India 562/6

    • VVS Laxman 183 (283b 19x4)
    • A Kumble 39 (65b 6x4)
    • MJ Clarke 10-0-37-0
    • MG Johnson 28-4-113-2
153.1

Johnson to Laxman, no run, short on off stump, 144ks, Laxman thinks about turning it away but ends up holding back on the shot and defending to point

153.2

Johnson to Laxman, FOUR, this time he whips it away effortlessly, collecting from middle and off and depositing it to deep square leg, how does he do it? Fabulous batting

153.3

Johnson to Laxman, 1 run, sees room, doesn't move his feet, steers it down to third man

Aha, Kumble now has 2500 Test runs. I didn't notice.

153.4

Johnson to Kumble, no run, short on the stumps, he backs away and fends at the ball

153.5

Johnson to Kumble, 1 run, gets back and turns a short ball on the body to square leg

153.6

Johnson to Laxman, no run, again, no footwork as he chops a length ball to point

End of over 154 (6 runs) India 568/6

    • VVS Laxman 188 (287b 20x4)
    • A Kumble 40 (67b 6x4)
    • MG Johnson 29-4-119-2
    • 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

End of over 155 (6 runs) India 574/6

    • A Kumble 45 (72b 7x4)
    • VVS Laxman 189 (288b 20x4)
    • MJ Clarke 11-0-43-0
    • MG Johnson 29-4-119-2
155.1

Johnson to Laxman, no run, angled across and he drives it down to mid-off

155.2

Johnson to Laxman, FOUR, wrong line, outside leg stump and helped down to fine leg

155.3

Johnson to Laxman, 1 run, reaches out and glides the ball to third man, he's on 194

155.4

Johnson to Kumble, OUT, Johnson gets Kumble, shuffling across in an attempt to nudge the ball away to the leg side, it pitches on middle and goes away, hits his pads and Billy Bowden has a thought before raising his crooked finger, a marginal call as replays show it would have probably missed off stump

A Kumble lbw b Johnson 45 (84m 73b 7x4 0x6) SR: 61.64

A good innings on comeback from Kumble. Can they declare now? Here's Zaheer Khan.

155.5

Johnson to Khan, no run, on middle and off and he defends it back to Johnson

155.6

Johnson to Khan, 1 run, pitches outside leg and he gets off the mark with a nudged single

End of over 156 (6 runs) India 580/7

    • Z Khan 1 (2b)
    • VVS Laxman 194 (291b 21x4)
    • MG Johnson 30-4-125-3
    • 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

End of over 157 (4 runs) India 584/7

    • Z Khan 5 (8b 1x4)
    • VVS Laxman 194 (291b 21x4)
    • MJ Clarke 12-0-47-0
    • MG Johnson 30-4-125-3
157.1

Johnson to Laxman, no run, We have something interesting. Johnson bowls it short outside leg stump and Laxman gets tall and tucks it down to square leg... all looks fine as the batsmen cross but suddenly Billy Bowden walks over and tells him Laxman its been called a dead ball because Laxman ran on the pitch ... okay then. Laxman looks perplexed and has a discussion with Bowden.

157.2

Johnson to Laxman, no run, full and wide outside off stump and he leaves it be

157.3

Johnson to Laxman, 1 run, comes forward and drives a single down to mid-off

157.4

Johnson to Khan, FOUR, drops in short, Zaheer loses sight of it as he goes to pull, the ball kisses his gloves and flies down to fine leg for four

157.5

Johnson to Khan, 1 run, overpitched and he drives off the front foot towards mid-off

End of over 158 (6 runs) India 590/7

    • Z Khan 10 (10b 2x4)
    • VVS Laxman 195 (294b 21x4)
    • MG Johnson 30.5-4-131-3
    • 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

Some confusion about the last over. Looks to be a five-ball over. Hang on.

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

End of over 159 (8 runs) India 598/7

    • Z Khan 17 (15b 3x4)
    • VVS Laxman 196 (295b 21x4)
    • MJ Clarke 13-0-55-0
    • MG Johnson 30.5-4-131-3
159.1

Johnson to Laxman, 1 run, full and a touch wide and Laxman drives into the covers

159.2

Johnson to Khan, FOUR, sees the half-volley and drives it behind point for four

159.3

Johnson to Khan, no run, kneels down and flings the bat at another wide, no contact made

India have gone past 600. Zaheer enjoying himself. Laxman approaches 200.

159.4

Johnson to Khan, 2 runs, drops it in short, he takes his eyes off and hooks to fine leg

159.5

Johnson to Khan, no run, short ball forces him back and he nearly treads onto his stumps, gets a bit of glove on the shot and turns it outside leg stump, calls Laxman down

159.6

Johnson to Khan, FOUR, whoah, Nellie! Zaheer enjoys himself to the max, clearing the front leg and effortlessly swinging Johnson over midwicket for four, some shot

End of over 160 (11 runs) India 609/7

    • Z Khan 27 (20b 5x4)
    • VVS Laxman 197 (296b 21x4)
    • MG Johnson 32-4-142-3
    • MJ Clarke 13-0-55-0

Sorry for the confusion. A scoring error. We will be back to speed shortly.

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

The field comes up. Sehwag is telling Laxman to reverse sweep!

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

Innings break India have declared at 613 for 7. Lets see how they do with the ball now in the remaining overs today. Australia are up against it. A mammoth score from India. Plenty of debates on email (last count, 613, so I cannot possibly read all of them) about when Kumble should have declared and whats wrong with this Australian side.

I'll be back shortly for Australia's reply.

End of over 161 (4 runs) India 613/7

    • VVS Laxman 200 (301b 21x4)
    • Z Khan 28 (21b 5x4)
    • MJ Clarke 14-0-59-0
    • MG Johnson 32-4-142-3
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