Australia tour of India, 2008/09 / Commentary

Border-Gavaskar Trophy - 4th Test

India v Australia

India won by 172 runs

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126.2

Sharma to Johnson, 1 no ball, Three slips watch as Ishant hurls across a lifting delivery past Johnson

126.2

Sharma to Johnson, 2 runs, Dropped by Laxman at second slip. Straight in and straight out. It cut across Johnson, opening him up and went straight to him at a comfortable height. What a clanger!

126.3

Sharma to Johnson, 1 no ball, oh another beauty, full in length and shaping away late from Johnson who manages to drag his bat just in time

126.3

Sharma to Johnson, no run, tad too wide outside off and Johnson lets it go easily

126.4

Sharma to Johnson, no run, fuller and outside off stump, left alone by Mitch

126.5

Sharma to Johnson, no run, 134.3 full in length and outside off. Johnson covers his off stump and lets it go through to Haddin

126.6

Sharma to Johnson, no run, another teaser, testing delivery rushing past the outside edge. To his credit, Mitch didn't chase it, just about managed to push inside the line

Australia 337/8   MG Johnson 2* (7b)

127.2

Khan to Johnson, no run, pushes it well outside off stump and bounces once before it reaches Dhoni.

127.3

Khan to Johnson, no run, bangs in a bouncer and Johnson ducks

127.4

Khan to Johnson, no run, from round the stumps now and hurls across another bouncer at Mitchell Johnson!

127.5

Khan to Johnson, no run, now back over the wicket. Full in length and outside off stump, Mitchell doesn't move his feet and pushes at it and is beaten

127.6

Khan to Johnson, no run, on the middle and off line, full in length, worked to midwicket

Australia 338/8   MG Johnson 2* (12b)

128.3

Sharma to Johnson, no run, full, straightening around the leg stump line and hits the pad

128.4

Sharma to Johnson, 1 run, edged and flies past the third slip. Another one leaving Mitchell who is squared up and gets a thick edge. Sehwag dived full length to his left but couldn't reach

Australia 341/8   MG Johnson 3* (14b)

130.6

Sharma to Johnson, no run, gets behind the line of a length delivery and defends to the off side

Australia 348/8   MG Johnson 3* (15b)

132.1

Mishra to Johnson, no run, floated outside off, driven back to Mishra, who is bowling from over the wicket

132.2

Mishra to Johnson, no run, turns in and Johnson is caught at the crease, stabs it away in the end

132.3

Mishra to Johnson, no run, slower, turns in past the prod and strikes the pad. Mishra appeals, perhaps going down leg side and Dhoni was heading that way

132.4

Mishra to Johnson, no run, fullish, flicked to right of square leg where Laxman makes a tumbling stop

132.5

Mishra to Johnson, no run, on the middle, spinning in, dabbed to left of short leg

132.6

Mishra to Johnson, no run, googly on the leg stump line, pushed to the on side

Australia 348/8   MG Johnson 3* (21b)

133.3

Harbhajan Singh to Johnson, no run, floated full outside off, driven to covers

133.4

Harbhajan Singh to Johnson, 1 run, short in length, just outside off, punched to sweeper cover

Australia 353/9   MG Johnson 4* (23b)

134.1

Mishra to Johnson, 1 run, flighted full on the legs, flicked past square leg

134.4

Mishra to Johnson, OUT, And India take an 86-run lead. Johnson came down the track and lifted straight to Zaheer at long-on.

MG Johnson c Khan b Mishra 5 (41m 25b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

Australia 355/10   MG Johnson 5 (25b)
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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

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