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

5.2

Sharma to Katich, FOUR, first boundary of the innings and Katich opens his account, shuffling and working this ball from leg stump out between two fielders

Australia 6/0   SM Katich 4* (15b 1x4)   I Sharma 2.2-1-5-0

6.4

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

Australia 10/0   ML Hayden 6* (21b 1x4)   Z Khan 3.4-2-5-0

6.5

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

Australia 14/0   ML Hayden 10* (22b 2x4)   Z Khan 3.5-2-9-0

7.6

Sharma to Katich, FOUR, slower one slips up as a low dipping full toss outside leg stump and Katich doesn't disappoint, consummately flicking it past midwicket for four

Australia 18/0   SM Katich 8* (25b 2x4)   I Sharma 4-1-9-0

12.3

Kumble to Katich, FOUR, top shot, reaching out and driving the flighted ball through point

Australia 36/0   SM Katich 19* (43b 3x4)   A Kumble 2.3-1-8-0

12.4

Kumble to Katich, FOUR, flatter, quicker, shorter, slides on and he opens the face to steer it past the vacant spot at gully and Dravid can only run after it and retrieve it

Australia 40/0   SM Katich 23* (44b 4x4)   A Kumble 2.4-1-12-0

13.6

Mishra to Hayden, FOUR, too short and with no protection at point Mishra gets hammered away

Australia 46/0   ML Hayden 16* (35b 3x4)   A Mishra 3-0-11-0

14.4

Kumble to Katich, FOUR, too much air and room on offer and he slashes it upwards of point

Australia 50/0   SM Katich 29* (54b 5x4)   A Kumble 3.4-1-17-0

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

Australia 57/0   SM Katich 36* (66b 6x4)   Z Khan 5.4-3-13-0

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

Australia 64/0   ML Hayden 20* (45b 4x4)   Z Khan 6.3-3-18-0

19.6

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

Australia 68/0   ML Hayden 24* (48b 5x4)   Z Khan 7-3-22-0

20.4

Kumble to Katich, FOUR, reaches out to a wide one and drives superbly through cover

Australia 74/0   SM Katich 44* (76b 7x4)   A Kumble 6.4-1-27-0

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

Australia 83/0   SM Katich 49* (86b 8x4)   Z Khan 8.3-4-26-0

24.1

Kumble to Hayden, FOUR, no stopping that! Hayden plants his foot forward and drives the looped up delivery, too full, through the covers with power and placement

Australia 87/0   ML Hayden 28* (57b 6x4)   A Kumble 8.1-1-32-0

26.6

Kumble to Katich, FOUR, too short, sliding down the pads, tucked past leg slip for four

Australia 94/0   SM Katich 54* (102b 9x4)   A Kumble 10-1-39-0

27.3

Sharma to Hayden, FOUR, comes forward and defends softly, running it past gully, there's no third man in place so Hayden gets four

Australia 98/0   ML Hayden 34* (64b 7x4)   I Sharma 5.3-2-13-0

29.6

Sharma to Katich, FOUR, edged and thats four, Katich softly pushes at one and beats slip

Australia 109/0   SM Katich 59* (110b 10x4)   I Sharma 7-2-17-0

30.3

Mishra to Hayden, FOUR, goes down town, skipping down and carting the ball over Ishant's head at mid-on, one bounce and thats a boundary

Australia 113/0   ML Hayden 44* (74b 8x4 1x6)   A Mishra 4.3-0-22-0

35.3

Sharma to Ponting, FOUR, off the mark, reaching out and running it off the edge wide of Kumble at gully, there's no third man and he gets four

Australia 128/1   RT Ponting 4* (7b 1x4)   I Sharma 9.3-2-25-0

36.5

Mishra to Ponting, FOUR, too short and in a flash he pounces, hammering past point

Australia 134/1   RT Ponting 9* (14b 2x4)   A Mishra 7.5-1-34-1

36.6

Mishra to Ponting, FOUR, top delivery, pitches on off stump, turns and bounces, Ponting gets back and cuts as the ball hurries on him, gets bat on it in time and plays it past slip

Australia 139/1   RT Ponting 13* (16b 3x4)   A Mishra 8-1-39-1

37.2

Sharma to Hayden, FOUR, top shot, a classy drive through the covers, reaches out and hits the wide one with power and thats his first half-century of the series, a determined innings

Australia 143/1   ML Hayden 53* (96b 9x4 1x6)   I Sharma 10.2-2-30-0

37.4

Sharma to Hayden, FOUR, flashed away for four! Hayden sees room and drives hard, the ball moves away and takes the thick outside edge, there is no second slip, oddly, so he gets runs

Australia 147/1   ML Hayden 57* (98b 10x4 1x6)   I Sharma 10.4-2-34-0

41.5

Kumble to Ponting, FOUR, too short and duly thrashed away between cover and point

Australia 155/1   RT Ponting 18* (28b 4x4)   A Kumble 11.5-1-44-0

42.4

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

Australia 160/1   RT Ponting 22* (32b 5x4)   V Sehwag 1.4-1-5-0

44.3

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

Australia 165/1   ML Hayden 65* (121b 11x4 1x6)   V Sehwag 2.3-1-9-0

46.1

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

Australia 170/1   RT Ponting 26* (38b 6x4)   V Sehwag 3.1-1-14-0

49.1

Kumble to Ponting, FOUR, rubbish, flat down the pads and paddled away for four

Australia 181/1   RT Ponting 35* (52b 7x4)   A Kumble 15.1-2-53-0

55.1

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

Australia 196/1   ML Hayden 78* (149b 12x4 1x6)   V Sehwag 6.1-1-24-0

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

Australia 202/1   ML Hayden 83* (153b 13x4 1x6)   V Sehwag 7.1-1-30-0

58.2

Mishra to Hussey, FOUR, too much flight, Hussey takes it on the full and drives sweetly

Australia 207/2   MEK Hussey 5* (5b 1x4)   A Mishra 13.2-2-52-1

58.6

Mishra to Hussey, FOUR, too short and Hussey pulls the long hop over Gambhir's head

Australia 211/2   MEK Hussey 9* (9b 2x4)   A Mishra 14-2-56-1

60.3

Mishra to Ponting, FOUR, dances down and flicks the low full toss past midwicket

Australia 218/2   RT Ponting 46* (86b 8x4)   A Mishra 14.3-2-62-1

66.2

Mishra to Ponting, FOUR, shot! Ponting walks down the track and though not to the pitch of that delivery, he hits it very hard and straight back over the umpire's head for four

Australia 230/2   RT Ponting 56* (103b 9x4)   A Mishra 17.2-3-68-1

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

Australia 251/2   RT Ponting 70* (139b 10x4)   Z Khan 12.3-4-36-0

78.6

Mishra to Ponting, FOUR, skips down, looking to hit it straight, he's deceived in flight and ends up driving in the air towards Ishant at mid-off and it goes over his outstretched fingers

Australia 257/2   RT Ponting 75* (147b 11x4)   A Mishra 19-3-77-1

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

Australia 261/2   MEK Hussey 21* (66b 3x4)   Z Khan 13.3-4-40-0

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

Australia 265/2   MEK Hussey 25* (68b 4x4)   Z Khan 13.5-4-44-0

79.6

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

Australia 269/2   MEK Hussey 29* (69b 5x4)   Z Khan 14-4-48-0

80.6

Mishra to Ponting, FOUR, sees room and flings the bat, down on bent knee, the ball flashes off the edge and races through the vacant gully region

Australia 273/2   RT Ponting 79* (153b 12x4)   A Mishra 20-3-81-1

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

Australia 278/2   RT Ponting 83* (157b 13x4)   Z Khan 15.1-4-53-0

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

Australia 282/2   RT Ponting 87* (160b 14x4)   Z Khan 15.4-4-57-0

93.5

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

Australia 303/3   MEK Hussey 41* (116b 6x4)   V Sehwag 16.5-2-51-2

96.5

Mishra to Hussey, FOUR, smart shot, playing against the turn, sweeping from outside off stump

Australia 310/3   MEK Hussey 48* (128b 7x4)   A Mishra 27.5-6-94-1

99.4

Sehwag to Clarke, FOUR, turns down the stumps and Clarke tickles it down to fine leg

Australia 325/3   MJ Clarke 17* (35b 1x4)   V Sehwag 19.4-3-59-2

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   SR Watson 4* (10b 1x4)   V Sehwag 22-4-66-3

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

Australia 343/4   SR Watson 8* (12b 2x4)   Z Khan 16.1-4-62-0

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

Australia 347/4   SR Watson 12* (14b 3x4)   Z Khan 16.3-4-66-0

108.4

Mishra to Clarke, FOUR, dropped! Ishant puts down Clarke at mid-off, as he skips down and drills the ball hard, Ishant jumps up and clutches for it in front of his face, only to make a complete meal of a simple chance and it parries down the ground for four to boot

Australia 354/4   MJ Clarke 25* (54b 2x4)   A Mishra 31.4-8-101-1

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   SR Watson 19* (35b 4x4)   Z Khan 20-5-73-0

112.5

Mishra to Watson, FOUR, too short, and even though it stays low Watson rocks back early and flat-bats that over midwicket for a thumped four, something he'd play with ease in the IPL

Australia 369/4   SR Watson 23* (39b 5x4)   A Mishra 33.5-9-109-1

113.5

Sharma to Watson, FOUR, full and wide and he opens the face, steering down to third man

Australia 376/4   SR Watson 27* (41b 6x4)   I Sharma 19.5-5-53-0

115.2

Sharma to Watson, FOUR, nips back in off a shorter length, Watson's already on the front foot but adjusts excellently, opening the face and playing it late, risky shot but well wide of Dravid

Australia 386/4   SR Watson 31* (44b 7x4)   I Sharma 20.2-5-57-0

115.3

Sharma to Watson, FOUR, more runs through that area, Watson gets a shorter one and arches back to open the face again, allowing the ball come onto the bat, and steers it past slip

Australia 390/4   SR Watson 35* (45b 8x4)   I Sharma 20.3-5-61-0

117.6

Sharma to Clarke, FOUR, no third man and Clarke gets a boundary, pushing softly at a shorter one and edging it down through the yawning gap at gully, he moves to 44

Australia 395/4   MJ Clarke 43* (83b 3x4 1x6)   I Sharma 22-5-66-0

123.4

Kumble to Clarke, FOUR, smooth shot to raise the 400, and Clarke's fifty! A twinkle-toed Clarke comes down the track, collects on the full, and drives it superbly over mid-on, a lovely little innings this

Australia 403/5   MJ Clarke 50* (102b 4x4 1x6)   A Kumble 19.4-4-60-0

124.1

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

Australia 409/5   BJ Haddin 4* (6b 1x4)   V Sehwag 26.1-8-70-4

135.6

Kumble to White, FOUR, firm stroke to end the session! White gets over a fullish delivery and just pushes that wide of Kumble and mid-on dives in vain, the ball runs away and thats lunch

Australia 436/6   CL White 4* (13b 1x4)   A Kumble 26-6-71-1

136.4

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

Australia 441/6   CL White 8* (15b 2x4)   Z Khan 20.4-5-78-0

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   MJ Clarke 67* (154b 5x4 1x6)   Z Khan 23-5-86-0

142.2

Kumble to White, FOUR, hint of turn, White gets across and pushes at it and gets a thick edge wide of Dravid at slip as the ball hurries onto him, the soft hands ensure he gets a boundary

Australia 465/6   CL White 15* (26b 3x4)   A Kumble 26.2-6-76-1

143.2

Mishra to Clarke, FOUR, tossed up invitingly, on a good length, with plenty of side spin, but Clarke sashays down the track and clubs the ball over mid-on's head for four

Australia 469/6   MJ Clarke 73* (160b 6x4 1x6)   A Mishra 35.2-9-119-1

157.3

Sharma to White, FOUR, the slower one, full and well outside off, White picked it to drive past extra cover

Australia 512/6   CL White 37* (74b 4x4 1x6)   I Sharma 24.3-5-79-0

157.5

Sharma to White, FOUR, he is going for the reversing full delivery but is unable to get it right. This one swings down leg and all White had to do was get bat to ball. And he does.

Australia 521/6   CL White 41* (76b 5x4 1x6)   I Sharma 24.5-5-84-0

178.3

Mishra to Johnson, FOUR, frees his arms and drives it over mid-off, bounces and dribbles away

Australia 572/9   MG Johnson 10* (7b 1x4)   A Mishra 46.3-12-143-2

179.2

Kumble to Johnson, FOUR, uses his feet and clips it on the full over midwicket, where Mishra cant get to it and nearly over runs it, perhaps losing it in the sun's glare the ball goes for four and Kumble is furious

Australia 577/9   MG Johnson 15* (11b 2x4)   A Kumble 43.2-9-112-2
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