Australia tour of India, 2008/09 / Commentary

Border-Gavaskar Trophy - 4th Test

India v Australia

India won by 172 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150

84.5

Sharma to Watson, no run, outside off stump, left alone

84.6

Sharma to Watson, 1 run, On a length, around the off stump, guided to third man

Australia 256/4   SR Watson 1* (2b)

85.1

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, no run, turns in from just outside off, left alone

85.2

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, no run, turned in, comes forward to defend

85.3

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, no run

85.4

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, no run, stretches well forward to defend down the track

85.5

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, no run, lands it well outside off stump, turns in with bounce, left alone. Dhoni gets across to have a talk with Harbhajan

85.6

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, no run, leans well forward to defend ..

Australia 256/4   SR Watson 1* (8b)

87.6

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, no run, pushed through quick and Watson goes back and across to block

Australia 260/4   SR Watson 1* (9b)

88.4

Sehwag to Watson, no run, tossed up on a short length and Watson defends off the back foot

88.5

Sehwag to Watson, no run, gives it some air and it brings Watson onto the front foot

88.6

Sehwag to Watson, no run, pitches on middle and turns in, Watson defends to short leg

Australia 263/4   SR Watson 1* (12b)

90.1

Khan to Watson, no run, leans forward to defend

90.2

Khan to Watson, no run, short in length and outside off, punched to cover point

90.3

Khan to Watson, no run, from round the stumps, Zaheer hurls it in towards the middle with the shiny side in and Watson defends

90.4

Khan to Watson, no run, comes in from short of length, mistimes the drive to mid-on

90.5

Khan to Watson, no run, fuller, on the middle and off line, defends

90.6

Khan to Watson, 1 run, pushed to wide of mid-on for a single

Australia 266/5   SR Watson 2* (18b)

91.1

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, no run, goes right back to defend to short leg

91.2

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, no run, stretches well forward to defend

91.3

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, no run, full in length but Watson decides to go back and work it to short leg

91.4

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, OUT, Harbhajan gets Watson with the over spin. It turned in and Watson tried to defend with soft hands but the ball rolled back, hit his arm, and bounded to the off stump. Bit like how Javagal Srinath got out to Saqlain in that famous Chennai Test in 1999. Triple strike and Australia are reeling. The Indians attacked after Katich's wicket and they are now really squeezing the Aussies.

SR Watson b Harbhajan Singh 2 (36m 22b 0x4 0x6) SR: 9.09

Australia 266/6   SR Watson 2 (22b)
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India won by 172 runs
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Match drawn
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India won by 320 runs
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Nov 10, 2008

Simon Katich and Michael Clarke after Australia's loss, India v Australia, 4th Test, Nagpur, 5th day, November 10, 2008

Simon Katich and Michael Clarke after Australia's loss

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Nov 10, 2008

The Australians reflect on what could have been, India v Australia, 4th Test, Nagpur, 5th day, November 10, 2008

The Australians reflect on what could have been

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