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

Lee to Gambhir, FOUR, firm stroke, Gambhir gets a full delivery outside off stump and square drives wide of a diving Clarke at backward point, there's no stopping that one

India 4/0   G Gambhir 4* (5b 1x4)   B Lee 0.5-0-4-0

Lee to Gambhir, FOUR, wrong line, right execution! Lee pitches fullish on the stumps and Gambhir whips that excellently, using the pace, through midwicket for four

India 10/1   G Gambhir 8* (15b 2x4)   B Lee 2.1-0-9-1

Johnson to Dravid, FOUR, wrong line, on a length outside leg stump and Dravid glances it off his pads, very late, to send it racing down to fine leg for four

India 27/1   R Dravid 11* (29b 1x4)   MG Johnson 0.2-0-5-0

Johnson to Gambhir, FOUR, full length on middle and leg and Gambhir flicks it away

India 32/2   G Gambhir 19* (32b 3x4)   MG Johnson 1-0-10-1

Johnson to Tendulkar, FOUR, shot! Gets onto the toes and punches that on the up, like he used to with far more regularity in the mid-90s, past a tumbling Clarke at point

India 37/2   SR Tendulkar 6* (9b 1x4)   MG Johnson 2-0-14-1

Watson to Gambhir, FOUR, bang, thats four! Watson drops short and Gambhir pulls that fiercely over a leaping Katich at a sort of catching midwicket, firmly struck shot that

India 46/2   G Gambhir 24* (48b 4x4)   SR Watson 0.4-0-5-0

Johnson to Tendulkar, FOUR, a touch shot, raising India's 50, as Tendulkar gets across and turns a shortish ball wide of square leg with power and placement, all wrists in that stroke

India 52/2   SR Tendulkar 15* (22b 2x4)   MG Johnson 4.2-0-24-1

Johnson to Tendulkar, FOUR, thats away before the fielder can get down, Tendulkar crunching a short one off the back foot, off the middle of the bat, and Lee at backward point fumbles

India 56/2   SR Tendulkar 19* (23b 3x4)   MG Johnson 4.3-0-28-1

Lee to Tendulkar, FOUR, top shot, not moving his feet too much but thumping the drive superbly through the covers as Lee overpitches outside off stump

India 64/2   SR Tendulkar 26* (37b 4x4)   B Lee 5.4-0-22-1

Lee to Tendulkar, FOUR, nearly a six! Lee drops short and Tendulkar gets up, waits, and steers it over the slips and down to third man, well played

India 71/2   SR Tendulkar 30* (48b 5x4)   B Lee 7.3-1-26-1

Clark to Tendulkar, FOUR, firmly struck backward of point, getting tall and freeing the arms

India 76/2   SR Tendulkar 34* (53b 6x4)   SR Clark 7.3-3-10-0

Lee to Tendulkar, FOUR, oh lord thats a good shot! Lee doesn't overpitch by any means but looks on as Tendulkar opens the face and plays a perfect drive past point, whew, no one moved and thats further evidence of how Tendulkar's timing them off the back foot today

India 91/2   SR Tendulkar 43* (61b 7x4)   B Lee 9.4-1-37-1

Lee to Gambhir, FOUR, yep, just like that! Another freebie and this time Gambhir makes sure to find his mark, reaching out and timing that one well to beat Clarke, thats a cover drive

India 96/2   G Gambhir 35* (96b 5x4)   B Lee 10.3-1-42-1

Clark to Tendulkar, FOUR, aha, a late, late cut to raise his fifty, and a good innings today from him! Waits for the ball to come onto him and twirls it through where third slip would have been, all class from the man

India 106/2   SR Tendulkar 50* (79b 8x4)   SR Clark 11.5-4-19-0

White to Gambhir, FOUR, uses his feet, sashays down, and drives that past extra cover

India 116/2   G Gambhir 47* (119b 6x4)   CL White 0.3-0-8-0

Clark to Tendulkar, FOUR, thats a flowing on drive, leans into it and beats the fielders

India 128/2   SR Tendulkar 56* (99b 9x4)   SR Clark 15.5-5-26-0

White to Tendulkar, FOUR, shot! Uses his feet and drives White past a diving extra cover

India 134/2   SR Tendulkar 60* (102b 10x4)   CL White 2.2-0-19-0

White to Tendulkar, FOUR, the thump is here! Now its the slog sweep, from outside off stump, picked up over midwicket, one bounce and four

India 138/2   SR Tendulkar 64* (106b 11x4)   CL White 3-0-23-0

Johnson to Gambhir, FOUR, sweetly driven, Gambhir takes toll of the full ball and drives past cover

India 142/2   G Gambhir 59* (135b 7x4)   MG Johnson 9.1-1-37-1

Johnson to Gambhir, FOUR, in his area and he clips it excellently through midwicket, lovely

India 154/2   G Gambhir 64* (144b 8x4)   MG Johnson 10.5-1-42-1

Watson to Laxman, FOUR, shot, caressed off the front foot past Clarke at cover, simple

India 162/3   VVS Laxman 5* (4b 1x4)   SR Watson 8.3-4-14-0

Johnson to Gambhir, FOUR, short and he gets onto the toes, slicing through a diving point

India 168/3   G Gambhir 71* (156b 9x4)   MG Johnson 13.1-1-48-2

Johnson to Gambhir, FOUR, four more, as Johnson drifts onto Gambhir's pads and he nudges it away to the fine leg boundary, do not bowl there to this man

India 172/3   G Gambhir 75* (158b 10x4)   MG Johnson 13.3-1-52-2

Watson to Gambhir, FOUR, sumptuous on-drive and the Gambhir show continues, it was a freebie, a half-volley on the pads and he picked the gap between midwicket and mid-on

India 179/3   G Gambhir 80* (161b 11x4)   SR Watson 9.2-4-20-0

Watson to Gambhir, FOUR, shot! Watson persists with the angle and Gambhir on-drives effortlessly past mid-on to collect another boundary, he moves on to 87

India 187/3   G Gambhir 87* (172b 12x4)   SR Watson 10.3-4-25-0

Watson to Gambhir, FOUR, where did that come from! Watson surprises the bejeebees out of Gambhir, sliding in a nasty short delivery, not all that fast but it hustles onto Gambhir, who takes his eyes off it as it rears into his shoulder, the ball clips everything and flies between the sizeable gap between Haddin and Hayden at wide slip, a terrific delivery from Watson

India 193/3   G Gambhir 91* (177b 13x4)   SR Watson 11.2-4-29-0

Johnson to Gambhir, FOUR, on to 95 he goes, fiercely slapping a marginally short ball past gully

India 199/3   G Gambhir 95* (184b 14x4)   MG Johnson 16.3-1-65-2

Johnson to Gambhir, FOUR, wrong line, down the pads and effortlessly picked up, he's on 99 now

India 203/3   G Gambhir 99* (187b 15x4)   MG Johnson 17-1-69-2

Watson to Laxman, FOUR, uff, thats timed very well, Laxman onto the front foot and thats nothing more than a push to a good-length ball, picking the gap at extra cover, and the 50 run stand is up as well in pretty good time

India 207/3   VVS Laxman 17* (19b 2x4)   SR Watson 12.1-4-34-0

Lee to Gambhir, FOUR, soft hands get Gambhir four more, just onto the front foot, opening the face as he defends, and that beats a tumbling Hussey at gully

India 219/3   G Gambhir 109* (193b 16x4 1x6)   B Lee 11.4-1-48-1

Lee to Gambhir, FOUR, too full on the pads and no prizes for guessing where that's gone

India 229/3   G Gambhir 115* (199b 17x4 1x6)   B Lee 12.3-1-54-1

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

India 243/3   VVS Laxman 31* (34b 3x4)   MJ Clarke 2.3-0-13-0

Lee to Gambhir, FOUR, gets room and intentionally steers between slips and Hussey at gully

India 257/3   G Gambhir 130* (227b 18x4 1x6)   B Lee 16.1-1-65-1

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

India 263/3   G Gambhir 134* (237b 19x4 1x6)   SM Katich 0.4-0-5-0

Lee to Gambhir, FOUR, full on off stump and Gambhir drills it past Johnson at mid-off

India 295/3   G Gambhir 149* (280b 20x4 1x6)   B Lee 19-1-70-1

Clark to Laxman, FOUR, comes forward and defends, opening the face, and the ball takes the outer edge and runs along the ground past the slips for four

India 303/3   VVS Laxman 59* (106b 4x4)   SR Clark 22.2-8-34-0

Lee to Gambhir, FOUR, gets room and squirts that wide of gully, there's no third man

India 309/3   G Gambhir 155* (295b 21x4 1x6)   B Lee 21.2-2-76-1

Clark to Laxman, FOUR, thats not a half-volley at all but Laxman eases onto the front foot and drives it past extra cover

India 315/3   VVS Laxman 67* (114b 5x4)   SR Clark 23.4-8-42-0

Lee to Laxman, FOUR, shot! Short on the stumps and powerfully pulled, bisecting two men on the on side for a boundary

India 324/3   VVS Laxman 74* (121b 6x4)   B Lee 23.2-2-85-1

Lee to Laxman, FOUR, ah, lucky for Laxman! Lee drops short, Laxman is late to get out of the way and the ball kisses his gloves, flying past the slips for four

India 328/3   VVS Laxman 78* (123b 7x4)   B Lee 23.4-2-89-1

Johnson to Laxman, FOUR, short on the stumps and Laxman pulls that in front of square

India 335/3   VVS Laxman 83* (128b 8x4)   MG Johnson 18.4-2-75-2

Johnson to Laxman, FOUR, poor stuff, full and wide and eased wide of gully for four

India 346/3   VVS Laxman 89* (137b 9x4)   MG Johnson 20.1-2-82-2

Johnson to Gambhir, FOUR, short, wide, la dee daa, slapped away past gully

India 354/3   G Gambhir 165* (323b 22x4 1x6)   MG Johnson 20.5-2-90-2

White to Gambhir, FOUR, comes down the track, uses his feet and clips it over midwicket

India 361/3   G Gambhir 170* (331b 23x4 1x6)   CL White 5.3-1-32-0

White to Gambhir, FOUR, a chance! White tosses it up, luring Gambhir into a loose shot, away from his body and playing for turn, the ball takes the outside edge and flies to Hayden at a catchable height but he cannot even get a hand to it at slip

India 375/3   G Gambhir 180* (343b 24x4 1x6)   CL White 7.1-1-43-0

White to Laxman, FOUR, there's his sixth Test hundred against Australia, and 13th overall, courtesy an orthodox cover drive when White offers him room, placement is immaculate and Laxman is all smiles, well played, and he makes a left-arm circular motion, like a bowler, to the dressing room

India 387/3   VVS Laxman 103* (171b 10x4)   CL White 9.2-1-50-0

Clark to Gambhir, FOUR, thats what he wanted to do, and he succeeds now, even though his feet don't move much he cashes in on the extra width and steers it wide of gully

India 393/3   G Gambhir 191* (360b 25x4 1x6)   SR Clark 25.4-8-51-0

Lee to Laxman, FOUR, half-volley on the pads and delectably laced through midwicket

India 399/3   VVS Laxman 110* (177b 11x4)   B Lee 26.3-2-98-1

Lee to Laxman, FOUR, top shot, Laxman rising onto his toes to unfurl a back-foot touch between point and gully and though they both give valiant chase, the ball wins the Delhi Half Marathon

India 409/3   VVS Laxman 118* (189b 12x4)   B Lee 28-2-106-1

Lee to Laxman, FOUR, with no third man, Lee bowls it wide and Laxman twirls it away

India 426/3   VVS Laxman 127* (204b 13x4)   B Lee 30-2-119-1

Ponting to Gambhir, FOUR, bang, thats four! Gambhir spots the short ball and hammers it off the back foot over midwicket and the sweeper has no chance of cutting it off

India 432/3   G Gambhir 205* (377b 26x4 1x6)   RT Ponting 1.3-0-9-0

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

India 442/4   SC Ganguly 5* (2b 1x4)   SM Katich 7-1-24-0

Watson to Laxman, FOUR, edged smack between slip and wicketkeeper! Laxman feels for a length delivery outside off stump and gets a thick edge through Hayden at Haddin, but neither moved and honestly it was Haddin's catch, not far from him at all and he is the man with the gloves ... okay, please don't flood my inbox with anti-Haddin emails now

India 450/5   VVS Laxman 138* (219b 14x4)   SR Watson 15.4-4-48-1

Watson to Laxman, FOUR, all wrists, and what placement! Laxman! Watson bowls on a length and looks on as Laxman whips it from middle and off through midwicket for four

India 454/5   VVS Laxman 142* (227b 15x4)   SR Watson 17-4-52-1

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

India 458/5   MS Dhoni 6* (13b 1x4)   SM Katich 9.1-2-30-1

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

India 462/5   MS Dhoni 10* (14b 2x4)   SM Katich 9.2-2-34-1

Watson to Dhoni, FOUR, frees the arms and wristily twirls that between cover and gully

India 477/5   MS Dhoni 23* (26b 3x4 1x6)   SR Watson 18.1-4-57-1

Watson to Dhoni, FOUR, short and sliding down leg, Dhoni picks up the errant ball and turns it around the corner superbly

India 481/5   MS Dhoni 27* (27b 4x4 1x6)   SR Watson 18.2-4-61-1

Watson to Laxman, FOUR, in his preferred area, Watson pitching too straight, and thats whipped from middle stump through the yawning space at midwicket for four

India 486/6   VVS Laxman 148* (237b 16x4)   SR Watson 19.4-4-65-2

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

India 496/6   A Kumble 6* (16b 1x4)   SM Katich 13.4-3-52-1

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

India 500/6   A Kumble 10* (17b 2x4)   SM Katich 13.5-3-56-1

White to Laxman, FOUR, overpitched outside off stump and Laxman leans into an extra-cover drive

India 504/6   VVS Laxman 156* (247b 17x4)   CL White 11.1-1-57-0

White to Kumble, FOUR, wrong line and Kumble paddles it very cutely to fine leg

India 513/6   A Kumble 16* (26b 3x4)   CL White 12.1-1-62-0

Clark to Kumble, FOUR, hammered in the air back down to mid-on, a couple bounces

India 524/6   A Kumble 21* (38b 4x4)   SR Clark 30-9-59-0

White to Kumble, FOUR, one bounce and four, Kumble reaching a mile outside off stump and carting White's tossed up delivery down to long-on

India 529/6   A Kumble 25* (39b 5x4)   CL White 14.2-1-72-0

Clark to Kumble, FOUR, driven in the air just wide of a leaping Watson at deep mid-off

India 542/6   A Kumble 35* (53b 6x4)   SR Clark 31.4-9-67-0

Johnson to Laxman, FOUR, shot! Laxman clips a full delivery from outside off stump and drives it down the ground past mid-on, fielder didn't have a chance to get it

India 546/6   VVS Laxman 172* (270b 18x4)   MG Johnson 26.1-4-103-2

Johnson to Laxman, FOUR, that area bleeds runs, Laxman only has to open the face and guide a wide one wide of slip and to third man to make it eight in two balls

India 550/6   VVS Laxman 176* (271b 19x4)   MG Johnson 26.2-4-107-2

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

India 566/6   VVS Laxman 187* (285b 20x4)   MG Johnson 28.2-4-117-2

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

India 574/6   A Kumble 45* (71b 7x4)   MJ Clarke 10.5-0-43-0

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

India 578/6   VVS Laxman 193* (290b 21x4)   MG Johnson 29.2-4-123-2

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

India 584/7   Z Khan 5* (5b 1x4)   MJ Clarke 11.3-0-47-0

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

India 589/7   Z Khan 9* (9b 2x4)   MG Johnson 30.4-4-130-3

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

India 596/7   Z Khan 15* (12b 3x4)   MJ Clarke 12.3-0-53-0

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

India 603/7   Z Khan 21* (16b 4x4)   MG Johnson 31.2-4-136-3

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

India 609/7   Z Khan 27* (20b 5x4)   MG Johnson 32-4-142-3
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150
  • Overs 151-200





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Hours of play (local time) 09.30 start, Lunch 11.30-12.10, Tea 14.10-14.30, Close 16.30

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