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

91.5

Harbhajan Singh to White, no run, leans forward to defend to short leg

91.6

Harbhajan Singh to White, no run, quicker, turning in towards middle and off, jabbed to short leg

Australia 266/6   CL White 0* (2b)

93.1

Harbhajan Singh to White, no run, flighted on the middle, turned to the on side

93.2

Harbhajan Singh to White, 2 runs, full and on the off stump line, top edges the sweep to fine leg

93.3

Harbhajan Singh to White, no run, lands it just outside off stump, nudged to the on side

93.4

Harbhajan Singh to White, no run, turns in on the middle, turned to one of the two short legs

93.5

Harbhajan Singh to White, no run, on the middle, gets his bat in front of the pad to defend

93.6

Harbhajan Singh to White, no run, gets forward and across to defend the off break

Australia 268/6   CL White 2* (8b)

95.1

Harbhajan Singh to White, no run, full and just outside off stump, defended to silly point

95.2

Harbhajan Singh to White, no run, goes for the sweep from outside off, misses and is hit on the body

95.3

Harbhajan Singh to White, no run, slower, bit more air and White comes forward to defend

95.4

Harbhajan Singh to White, 1 run, leans forward to take it on the full and pushes it to covers

Australia 269/6   CL White 3* (12b)

96.1

Mishra to White, no run, full and on the middle stump line, pushed back to the bowler

96.2

Mishra to White, no run, lands on the middle and leg line, turns away and White lunges forward to defend

96.3

Mishra to White, no run, uses his height to get forward and smother the turn

96.4

Mishra to White, no run, on the off stump line, White moves forward and across to defend

96.5

Mishra to White, no run, quicker, on the middle, pushed to the on side of the pitch

96.6

Mishra to White, no run, turn and bounce. White is unable to reach the pitch of the ball with his stride, is surprised by the bounce, takes his bottom-hand off the handle and jabs it to the off side

Australia 269/6   CL White 3* (18b)

98.1

Mishra to White, 1 run, full and on the middle and off, squeezed off the outer edge to backward point region

98.6

Mishra to White, no run, leg break on the middle stump line, pushed to mid-off

Australia 271/6   CL White 4* (20b)

99.4

Harbhajan Singh to White, no run, quicker, turning in, White rolls his wrists to keep it down short of the short-leg

99.5

Harbhajan Singh to White, no run, slower, fuller, outside off, tapped down the track

99.6

Harbhajan Singh to White, 2 runs, edged but well wide of the first slip. Lots of over spin on that and it jumped off a length and straightened, White yanked off the bottom-hand of the handle and stabbed it away

Australia 276/6   CL White 6* (23b)

100.3

Mishra to White, 1 run, quicker, flatter, outside off, guided to backward point region for a single

100.6

Mishra to White, no run, quickish delivery just outside off, padded away

Australia 279/6   CL White 7* (25b)

101.4

Sehwag to White, no run, leans forward to squeeze it to the off side

101.5

Sehwag to White, no run, the quicker one but well outside off and Dhoni collects

101.6

Sehwag to White, no run, drifts away nicely and defended to silly point.

Australia 280/6   CL White 7* (28b)

102.2

Mishra to White, 1 run, down the leg side, turned neatly to long leg for a single

Australia 282/6   CL White 8* (29b)

103.1

Sehwag to White, no run, leans forward to defend the off break

103.2

Sehwag to White, no run, bit of drift and turns in, defended on the front foot

103.3

Sehwag to White, 1 run, worked past short leg for a single

103.6

Sehwag to White, no run, around the off and middle line, stabbed to silly point

Australia 285/6   CL White 9* (33b)

104.2

Mishra to White, no run, really slow through the air this time, well flighted, pushed back to the bowler

104.3

Mishra to White, no run, quicker, fuller, defended to the off side

104.4

Mishra to White, no run, lovely delivery, it was flighted on the middle and off line, sucked White forward before turning and bouncing, White pulled out well in the end

104.5

Mishra to White, no run, even fuller and defended from the crease

104.6

Mishra to White, no run, low dipping full toss, pushed straight to mid-on

Australia 286/6   CL White 9* (38b)

105.4

Sehwag to White, no run, leans forward to defend.

105.5

Sehwag to White, no run, turns in from the rough, past the prod and hits the pad but outside the off stump

105.6

Sehwag to White, no run, goes back to defend to the on side

Australia 287/6   CL White 9* (41b)

107.1

Sehwag to White, no run, turns in from outside off, punched off the back foot to mid-on

107.2

Sehwag to White, FOUR, White decides its time to play some shots. He leaned forward to loft it over wide mid-on.

107.3

Sehwag to White, no run, quicker, flatter, shorter, punched to short and straightish midwicket

107.4

Sehwag to White, no run, stretches forward to defend to right of silly point

107.5

Sehwag to White, no run, beaten outside off with the straighter one. It didn't run in as much as he thought

107.6

Sehwag to White, no run, another one not turning in all that much, White adjusts to jab it to gully

Australia 291/6   CL White 13* (47b 1x4)

109.1

Sehwag to White, no run, turning in to the middle stump, defended from the crease

109.2

Sehwag to White, no run, quicker, flatter, worked to short and straight midwicket

109.3

Sehwag to White, no run, full and flat, defended to silly point

109.4

Sehwag to White, no run, quick again and dabbed to the off side

109.5

Sehwag to White, no run, pretty full in length, pushed to the on side of the pitch

109.6

Sehwag to White, no run, slower this time, outside off and White stretches across to defend

Australia 299/6   CL White 13* (53b 1x4)

110.3

Sharma to White, no run, fullish, comes in a touch but not enough to force White into a shot.

110.4

Sharma to White, FOUR, Delicious straight drive from White. It was a good ball actually, perhaps a touch over pitched but it shaped in with the shiny side, White arrested his front foot movement and drove it past the bowler

110.5

Sharma to White, no run, lands on a length, around middle, straightens, defended on the front foot

110.6

Sharma to White, no run, the slower one and White gets forward to defend

Australia 304/6   CL White 17* (57b 2x4)

111.5

Mishra to White, no run, slower, flighted full on the middle, pushed back to Mishra

111.6

Mishra to White, no run, tossed up on the middle, turns, shapes to defend, gets a bit of edge and rolls to the off side

Australia 305/6   CL White 17* (59b 2x4)

112.4

Sehwag to White, 1 run, on the middle stump line, not much turn, worked to deep midwicket

Australia 311/6   CL White 18* (60b 2x4)

113.1

Mishra to White, no run, turns in from the leg stump line, defended down the track

113.2

Mishra to White, 1 run, shorter in length and that allows the batsman to punch it to cover

Australia 312/6   CL White 19* (62b 2x4)

114.2

Sehwag to White, no run, flatter trajectory, leans forward to defend. Dhoni says to sehwag in hindi that White is pressing his front foot across.

114.3

Sehwag to White, 2 runs, on the leg stump line , swept away for couple of runs

114.4

Sehwag to White, 2 runs, top edges the paddle sweep but will run away for two more runs.

114.5

Sehwag to White, no run, on the middle stump line, gets forward to defend

114.6

Sehwag to White, no run, loud shout for lbw but not given. It was delivered from round the stumps, full and around the off and middle i think. Cameron white went for the sweep, missed and was struck on the pad. Will confirm after replays where it was heading. Replays are in It didn't turn in enough and would have missed the off stump

Australia 318/6   CL White 23* (67b 2x4)

116.1

Sehwag to White, no run, from round the stumps, on the middle stump line, defended down the track

116.2

Sehwag to White, no run, outside off stump, pushed to the off side

116.3

Sehwag to White, no run, on the middle and leg, worked to short midwicket

116.4

Sehwag to White, no run, leans forward to drive to mid-off

116.5

Sehwag to White, no run, floated on the off stump line, worked to the on side

116.6

Sehwag to White, 1 run, full and on the leg and middle, worked to backward square leg

Australia 319/7   CL White 24* (73b 2x4)

117.1

Mishra to White, no run, turns in from the rough and White pads it away

117.2

Mishra to White, no run

117.3

Mishra to White, no run, lands into the rough and turns in, White opens his stance and shapes to play to the on side and his hit on the inner thigh

117.4

Mishra to White, 1 run, googly from round the stumps, worked to backward square leg

Australia 320/7   CL White 25* (77b 2x4)

118.1

Sehwag to White, no run, still from round the stumps, on the middle and leg line, worked to the on side

118.2

Sehwag to White, no run, opens his stance up and pushes the ball on the leg and middle to midwicket

118.3

Sehwag to White, 1 run, gets this past midwicket and to the man at the deep for a single

Australia 323/7   CL White 26* (80b 2x4)

119.1

Mishra to White, no run, into the rough from round the stumps and the tall White gets his front leg out to pad it away

119.2

Mishra to White, no run, slower, bit more air, on the leg stump, White defends to the off side

119.3

Mishra to White, 1 run, takes his left leg outside leg, outside the line and pushes with the turn to extra cover

Australia 324/7   CL White 27* (83b 2x4)

120.1

Sehwag to White, no run, gets well forward to defend to the on side

120.2

Sehwag to White, no run, sehwag switched back to round the stumps at the start of this over. White goes back to defend

120.3

Sehwag to White, no run, comes forward to defend down the track

120.4

Sehwag to White, no run, on the leg side, jabbed away

120.5

Sehwag to White, 1 run, fuller, on the middle, driven to long-on

Australia 325/7   CL White 28* (88b 2x4)

121.1

Mishra to White, no run, from round the stumps, outside off, squeezed to backward point

121.2

Mishra to White, no run, googly and White leans forward to defend and hits the pad and on to the bat but falls down the wicket

121.3

Mishra to White, no run, couple of steps down the track but the ball dips on him and he reaches out to push it back to Mishy

121.4

Mishra to White, no run, beaten by the turn from the rough. It landed well outside leg and broke back sharply to beat the defensive poke and hit him on the back pad in front of the middle

121.5

Mishra to White, no run, shorter in length, turns with bounce, stabbed to the off side

121.6

Mishra to White, 1 run, opens his stance and punches a short-in-length delivery to deep midwicket

Australia 326/7   CL White 29* (94b 2x4)

122.1

Sehwag to White, no run, from round the stumps, lands around leg, turns down, worked to square leg.

122.2

Sehwag to White, no run, turns in and jabbed to vacant short leg

122.3

Sehwag to White, no run, on the middle and leg, bottom edges the sweep and Dravid at leg slip makes a diving stop

122.4

Sehwag to White, no run, stretches forward to defend

122.5

Sehwag to White, 1 run, floated full on middle and leg, driven past the lunging short midwicket

Australia 327/7   CL White 30* (99b 2x4)

124.1

Sharma to White, 1 run, swings in towards the middle, full in length, pushed through the on side for a single

124.4

Sharma to White, no run, straightens after landing on a length outside off, White was looking to leave but the ball hit the bat and ran away to backward point

124.5

Sharma to White, no run, 132.9 kmph length delivery, moves in a touch from outside off stump, left alone

124.6

Sharma to White, 2 runs, bangs it short and outside off, chopped down and through cover point

Australia 332/7   CL White 33* (103b 2x4)

125.2

Khan to White, no run, fires in a sharp bouncer and White sways away at the last minute. He was shaping to play a shot but on second thoughts, decided to get away

125.3

Khan to White, no run, another bouncer but this one sails down leg

125.4

Khan to White, no run, The third lifting delivery, around head high and White just about manages to duck down in time

125.5

Khan to White, no run, fuller, 129.1 kmph delivery, driven off the inner half of the bat back to Zaheer

125.6

Khan to White, no run, on a length, moving away with the angle, defended on the front foot

Australia 333/7   CL White 33* (108b 2x4)

127.1

Khan to White, 1 run, gets his bat in front of the pad to push to long-on and Mitchell is on strike now

Australia 338/8   CL White 34* (109b 2x4)

128.1

Sharma to White, no run, full in length and outside off stump, shaping away, left alone

128.2

Sharma to White, 1 no ball, length delivery around middle and off line, leans forward to defend

128.2

Sharma to White, 1 run, length delivery outside off stump, dabbed to third man

128.5

Sharma to White, no run, well outside off and Ishant is unhappy with himself

128.6

Sharma to White, 1 run, on the middle and leg, turned neatly past square leg

Australia 342/8   CL White 36* (114b 2x4)

129.1

Harbhajan Singh to White, no run, leans across to defend to the off side.

129.2

Harbhajan Singh to White, no run, full and on the middle stump line, pushed down the track

129.3

Harbhajan Singh to White, no run, turning in from outside off, defended off the back foot

129.4

Harbhajan Singh to White, no run, slower in the air, straightening, defended on the front foot

129.5

Harbhajan Singh to White, no run, pushes back to the bowler

129.6

Harbhajan Singh to White, 1 run, leans forward to drive to long-on for a single

Australia 343/8   CL White 37* (120b 2x4)

130.1

Sharma to White, no run, full in length outside off stump, left alone

130.2

Sharma to White, no run, 136.3 fullish delivery outside off and White goes for the big drive. Happy Teece? May be not as he misses it completely

130.3

Sharma to White, FOUR, But connects this time. Teece must be jumping up and down in his couch. White leans into the full length delivery and drove it superbly through covers. He didn't go hard at the ball as he did in the previous delivery.

130.4

Sharma to White, no run, in the zone outside off stump, left alone

130.5

Sharma to White, 1 run, gets his front foot across, thought a bit too much but managed to get his bat around the front pad to tickle it past square leg

Australia 348/8   CL White 42* (125b 3x4)

131.1

Harbhajan Singh to White, no run, from round the stumps and pretty full in length, jabbed out to the off side

131.2

Harbhajan Singh to White, no run, around the off stump, flatter, defended on the front foot

131.3

Harbhajan Singh to White, no run, slower, very full, pushed back to the bowler

131.4

Harbhajan Singh to White, no run, pushes it further outside off and White hurries towards the ball to push it away

131.5

Harbhajan Singh to White, no run, still full, perhaps too full and defended from the crease

131.6

Harbhajan Singh to White, no run, on a length now and White comes forward to push it to the on side of the pitch

Australia 348/8   CL White 42* (131b 3x4)

133.1

Harbhajan Singh to White, FOUR, swept hard from outside off stump and picks up a boundary to deep square leg . He got on top of the ball well

133.2

Harbhajan Singh to White, OUT, He has holed out to Sehwag at long-on. White was looking to up the ante but was beaten in the flight this time. He ended up scooping it straight to the fielder. Well played 46, though.

CL White c Sehwag b Harbhajan Singh 46 (162m 133b 4x4 0x6) SR: 34.58

Australia 352/9   CL White 46 (133b 4x4)
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