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

68.5

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, floated from round the stumps and Ganguly defends to the leg side

68.6

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, slip, short leg, silly point watch as Ganguly drives to short mid-off

India 262/4   SC Ganguly 0* (2b)

69.2

Johnson to Ganguly, no run, banged in short of length, coming in to Ganguly who defends to covers

69.3

Johnson to Ganguly, no run, fuller and Ganguly gets forward, covers the off stump and lets the ball go past him. Now he does some gardening down the track.

69.4

Johnson to Ganguly, 1 run, on the middle and leg, Ganguly gets off the mark with a flick to long leg region. He reaches the other end and has a laugh about some thing.

India 264/4   SC Ganguly 1* (5b)

70.1

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, flighted outside off stump, driven to the off side

70.2

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, goes back to push it to point. Krejza is bowling from round the stumps at the left-handed Ganguly

70.3

Krejza to Ganguly, 1 run, low full toss on the leg side, a surprised Ganguly pushes it to wide mid-on for a single

India 269/4   SC Ganguly 2* (8b)

72.1

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, full and on the middle, driven to mid-on

72.2

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, slower , bit of air, on the middle stump line and defended down the track

72.3

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, oh almost stumped. Ganguly charged down the track, Krejza dragged back the length and Ganguly adjusted to jab it to the off side. Interesting battle.

72.4

Krejza to Ganguly, 1 run, now backs away a touch to ping sweeper cover. Tendulkar on strike. The crowd roar.

India 273/4   SC Ganguly 3* (12b)

73.1

Johnson to Ganguly, no run, short lifting delivery outside off, left alone

73.2

Johnson to Ganguly, no run, full and down the leg side, misses the flick

73.3

Johnson to Ganguly, no run, slings across full and fast outside off stump, left alone

73.4

Johnson to Ganguly, no run, full and straight, pushed back to Mitch

73.5

Johnson to Ganguly, no run, well outside the off stump, Ganguly thinks about chasing but changes his mind

73.6

Johnson to Ganguly, no run, dot ball as Ganguly defends. SRT back on strike next over. Here we go.

India 273/4   SC Ganguly 3* (18b)

74.6

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, floated on the middle stump line, defended back to the bowler

India 278/4   SC Ganguly 3* (19b)

75.2

Katich to Ganguly, 1 run, keeps a touch low after landing on a length around middle and off, Ganguly pushes it through cover point

75.4

Katich to Ganguly, no run, low dipping full toss, driven to mid-off

75.5

Katich to Ganguly, no run, lands around leg and middle, spins in and Ganguly stretches forward to defend

75.6

Katich to Ganguly, 1 run, gets on the back foot to cut to deep cover

India 282/4   SC Ganguly 5* (23b)

76.1

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, flighted from round the stumps, pushed to covers

76.2

Krejza to Ganguly, FOUR, Ganguly dashes down the track and lifts Krejza over mid-on. Nice and easy.

76.3

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, starts to come forward before pressing back to push it back to the bowler

76.4

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, slower and Ganguly is made to wait and he lunges to push it past the lunging silly point fielder

76.5

Krejza to Ganguly, 1 run, drops it short and Ganguly cuts to sweeper cover

India 287/4   SC Ganguly 10* (28b 1x4)

77.1

Katich to Ganguly, no run, flighted full, driven to covers

77.2

Katich to Ganguly, no run, on the off and middle line, jabbed off the inside edge onto the pad

77.3

Katich to Ganguly, 1 run, flighted full outside off, driven to sweeper cover

77.6

Katich to Ganguly, 1 run, tossed up outside off stump, driven to sweeper cover

India 290/4   SC Ganguly 12* (32b 1x4)

78.1

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, leans well forward to defend

78.2

Krejza to Ganguly, FOUR, charges down the track, takes it on the full and swings it to midwicket boundary. Ganguly has been positive from the word go.

78.3

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, gets forward to defend to silly point

78.4

Krejza to Ganguly, 1 run, on the legs , Ganguly works it behind square leg for a single

India 295/4   SC Ganguly 17* (36b 2x4)

79.1

Katich to Ganguly, 1 run, drops it short and Ganguly forces it off the back foot to White at deep cover

India 296/4   SC Ganguly 18* (37b 2x4)

80.1

Krejza to Ganguly, 1 run, short and turning outside off, cut to sweeper cover

80.5

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, back over the wickets, lands outside leg and defended to the off side

80.6

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, stretches well forward to defend down the track

India 298/4   SC Ganguly 19* (40b 2x4)

81.2

Lee to Ganguly, no run, 137.2 kmph delivery on middle and leg, defended to the on side

81.3

Lee to Ganguly, no run, 140.6 kmph delivery full in length around off and middle line, Ganguly eases it to the off side

81.4

Lee to Ganguly, no run, pushes it outside off stump and Ganguly leaves it alone

81.5

Lee to Ganguly, FOUR, The 31st four of the day brings up the 300. Full and on the legs, Ganguly flicks it through midwicket

81.6

Lee to Ganguly, no run, around the off and middle line, Ganguly plays a solid forward defensive stroke

India 303/4   SC Ganguly 23* (45b 3x4)

83.1

Lee to Ganguly, no run, short of length, coming in, defended to the on side

83.2

Lee to Ganguly, 2 runs, full pitched outside off stump, Ganguly eases it through covers

83.3

Lee to Ganguly, no run, gets forward to defend to mid-on

83.4

Lee to Ganguly, no run, banged in short from round the stumps and Ganguly does well to get on top of the bounce and defend it down to the ground. A leg gully is waiting for a mistake.

83.5

Lee to Ganguly, no run, fuller, further away from the off stump and Ganguly doesn't take the bait

83.6

Lee to Ganguly, no run, and again. Teasing line outside off and Ganguly resists.

India 305/5   SC Ganguly 25* (51b 3x4)

84.6

Johnson to Ganguly, no run, 141.1 kmph short-of-length delivery outside off, pushed to point

India 306/5   SC Ganguly 25* (52b 3x4)

85.3

Lee to Ganguly, no run, Lee goes round the stumps and spears it on the middle and leg line, worked to mid-on. Ganguly wanted to wrist it to left of that fielder but didn't quite get it right

85.4

Lee to Ganguly, no run, here comes the bouncer and the leg gully watches Ganguly duck

85.5

Lee to Ganguly, no run, well outside the off stump and left alone

85.6

Lee to Ganguly, 1 run, coming in with round-the-stumps angle and Ganguly picks up a single with a nudge to square leg

India 310/5   SC Ganguly 26* (56b 3x4)

86.1

Johnson to Ganguly, no run, slings across with a slightly round-armish action and Ganguly watches it settle into Haddin's gloves

86.2

Johnson to Ganguly, no run, closer to the off stump and Ganguly gets solidly behind the line to defend to covers

86.3

Johnson to Ganguly, 1 run, 136.9 kmph delivery around the off stump, from a length and Ganguly pushed outside the line and edged it behind square leg

India 311/5   SC Ganguly 27* (59b 3x4)

87.1

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, on target, right on the off and middle line, on a length and Ganguly leans forward to defend.

87.2

Krejza to Ganguly, 3 runs, slip and silly point watch as Ganguly goes back to chop a offbreak outside off through backward point. He moves to 30.

India 314/5   SC Ganguly 30* (61b 3x4)

88.3

Lee to Ganguly, no run, length delivery outside off stump and Ganguly lets it go through to Brad Haddin

88.4

Lee to Ganguly, 1 no ball, outside off stump and left alone again. And Lee has overstepped the front line. Lee has a word with Bowden.

88.4

Lee to Ganguly, 1 run, still from round the stumps for Ganguly - I didn't mention that earlier, sorry folks - and flicked to fine leg for a single

88.6

Lee to Ganguly, no run, gets solidly behind the line to defend. Then turns and walks briskly towards square leg.

India 323/5   SC Ganguly 31* (65b 3x4)

89.4

Johnson to Ganguly, no run, on a length, around off stump, guided to backward point

89.5

Johnson to Ganguly, no run, beaten outside off stump. It was full, fast and in the channel outside off, Ganguly had a lame poke at it and the ball whizzed past the outside edge.

89.6

Johnson to Ganguly, 3 runs, lovely punch through covers. It was barely a push. Ganguly stood tall and just pushed his bat at a short-of-length delivery outside off. Good timing.

India 327/5   SC Ganguly 34* (68b 3x4)

90.1

Lee to Ganguly, no run, Lee from round the stumps and Ganguly stands pretty still at the crease. The ball lands on a length and Ganguly moves, gets into position as the ball arrives towards off and middle line and defends to the off side. Ponting goes to have a chat with Lee. Ganguly waits.

90.2

Lee to Ganguly, no run, outside the off stump this time and Ganguly pushes at it and edges to the on side. Ganguly is not happy with himself, takes his gloves off and walks towards square leg.

90.3

Lee to Ganguly, no run, quite similar delivery and this time Ganguly lets it go past him.

90.4

Lee to Ganguly, no run, And again. At the end of the previous delivery, Ganguly signalled for new gloves I think. One slipm a short cover point, backward point, cover and mid-off in place

90.5

Lee to Ganguly, no run, 137.6 kmph lifting delivery on the leg stump line and Ganguly moves towards the off stump and lets it go behind him

90.6

Lee to Ganguly, no run, 136.3 kmph length delivery on the middle and Ganguly gets behind the line to defend to the on side

India 327/5   SC Ganguly 34* (74b 3x4)

92.1

Lee to Ganguly, no run, slower one to start off the over and Ganguly waits before pushing it cautiously to the off side

92.2

Lee to Ganguly, 1 run, gets off strike with a gentle push towards mid-on. On to 35 now.

India 330/5   SC Ganguly 35* (76b 3x4)

93.4

Johnson to Ganguly, no run, full pitched outside off and Ganguly leans across to time the ball sweetly but straight to point.

93.5

Johnson to Ganguly, no run, on the leg and middle line, turned to mid-on. He then suggests he should have rolled his wrists more and got it to left of that fielder. Meanwhile Ponting is chewing his gum rather vigourously. And before he can spit on his hands ,the camera pans away thankfully.

93.6

Johnson to Ganguly, no run, gets in line to defend a full -length delivery

India 332/5   SC Ganguly 35* (79b 3x4)

95.1

Johnson to Ganguly, FOUR, Lovely shot from Ganguly. Short in length and outside off stump, Ganguly gets into the correct position and cuts to point boundary.

95.2

Johnson to Ganguly, no run, slower, around 130 kmph, full and around the off stump, leans forward to defend

95.3

Johnson to Ganguly, no run, Ouch. Hit on the back. It was banged in short and Ganguly ducked but it didn't climb as much and thudded into his back. Ganguly doesn't show any pain.

95.4

Johnson to Ganguly, no run, another lifting delivery, this one gains height and Ganguly avoids it without fuss.

95.5

Johnson to Ganguly, no run, stands tall to punch to covers

95.6

Johnson to Ganguly, no run, coming in a touch, from outside off stump, Ganguly mistimes a drive to the off side

India 342/5   SC Ganguly 39* (85b 4x4)

96.2

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, slow through the air, lands around leg stump line, turns in and Ganguly leans forward to jab it bat and pad together

96.3

Krejza to Ganguly, 1 run, slightly short and cut to sweeper cover

India 344/5   SC Ganguly 40* (87b 4x4)

98.1

Krejza to Ganguly, SIX, Aha! Gorgeous hit over long-on. Lovely shimmy down the track and lofted it up and over

98.2

Krejza to Ganguly, 2 runs, shorter, flatter and Ganguly backs away a touch to punch it between extra cover and mid-off for couple of runs. Very good placement.

98.3

Krejza to Ganguly, 1 run, fuller, just outside off, pushed down to sweeper cover for a single

India 362/5   SC Ganguly 49* (90b 4x4 1x6)

99.4

Watson to Ganguly, no run, from round the stumps, full and on the middle and leg, turned to midwicket

99.5

Watson to Ganguly, no run, leans forward to defend a length delivery to covers

99.6

Watson to Ganguly, no run, leans forward to turn to midwicket

99.6

Watson to Ganguly, no run, leans forward to turn to midwicket

India 368/5   SC Ganguly 49* (93b 4x4 1x6)

100.3

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, gets room and cuts, but cannot beat Ponting at short cover

100.4

Krejza to Ganguly, 2 runs, well played, Ganguly, thats his 35th Test half-century, up with a trademark drive, all flourish and placement, just wide of the man at extra cover and Ganguly raises his bat in his final Test after running back for the second

100.5

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, tossed in fuller and flatter and Ganguly watchfully defends

100.6

Krejza to Ganguly, FOUR, a miscue, but still four! Ganguly makes room and charges down, doesn't get to the pitch of the ball but carries through with his intent, hitting the ball high and over mid-off and it lands once in front of the boundary before rolling across it

India 375/5   SC Ganguly 55* (97b 5x4 1x6)

102.1

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, goes back to push it back Krejza

102.2

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, lands outside leg, turns in, padded away

102.3

Krejza to Ganguly, 2 runs, again just outside leg, paddled away for couple of runs.

102.4

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, slower, bit more air, fuller and on the leg stump line, pushed to midwicket

102.5

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, again lands outside leg and Ganguly pads it away...

102.6

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, lands outside leg, turns in to hit the body

India 377/5   SC Ganguly 57* (103b 5x4 1x6)

104.1

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, flighted outside leg and Ganguly allows it to hit his pad

104.2

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, lands outside leg, Ganguly shapes to pad it but it drops shorter than he thinks and turns to hit the flapof the front pad and onto his arm

104.3

Krejza to Ganguly, FOUR, fuller, flighted down leg side and Ganguly gets a faint tickle past Haddin

104.4

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, ooh.. again pitched outside leg into the rough, Ganguly tries to pad it away but the ball spins past the pad and hits the back leg

104.5

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, on the middle and off line, pushed to extra cover

104.6

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, leans forward to defend a delivery turning from outside leg

India 381/5   SC Ganguly 61* (109b 6x4 1x6)

106.1

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, full and on the middle and leg, pushed down the track.

106.2

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, full outside leg, tapped to backward square leg

106.3

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, outside leg and Ganguly pads it away

106.4

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, lands on a length, around leg, turns towards middle, defended down the track. Haddin coos"ooh aaah .. well bowled Jason."

106.5

Krejza to Ganguly, 2 runs, bit of extra bounce as it turns towards middle and off, Ganguly waits on the back foot and taps it through gully region

106.6

Krejza to Ganguly, 1 run, on the middle and leg, worked to cover point for a single.

India 384/5   SC Ganguly 64* (115b 6x4 1x6)

107.1

Watson to Ganguly, no run, from round the stumps, full and around off and middle, pushed to covers and Krejza makes a tumbling stop at cover point.

107.2

Watson to Ganguly, 3 runs, bangs it in short and Ganguly decides to go for the pull and gets it through midwicket

107.4

Watson to Ganguly, no run, from round the stumps, comes in towards middle stump and Ganguly defends it solidly. He is looking very good for a hundred here.

107.5

Watson to Ganguly, no run, stands tall to punch a length delivery to covers

107.6

Watson to Ganguly, no run, bouncer, Ganguly ducks and Haddin clangs.

India 388/5   SC Ganguly 67* (120b 6x4 1x6)

108.2

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, and the outside leg stump line and padding away continues

108.3

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, And again. Well bowled .. well bowled, says Haddin.

108.4

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, And the padding away continues. Haddin tries to create some artificial excitement there

108.5

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, Hmm... again lands outside leg, turns in and Ganguly takes it on his pad

108.6

Krejza to Ganguly, FOUR, a tad fuller, closer to the leg and Ganguly sweeps and sweeps fine, past the short fine-leg fielder

India 393/5   SC Ganguly 71* (125b 7x4 1x6)

109.3

Watson to Ganguly, no run, homing in on the middle stump from round the stumps, tapped gently back to Watto

109.4

Watson to Ganguly, no run, lands on a length outside off stump and comes in with the angle, defended with the full face of the bat

109.5

Watson to Ganguly, no run, cut and a miss. Short of length and width offered outside off and Ganguly had a lazy waft at it. And now he walks to square leg to re focus.

109.6

Watson to Ganguly, no run, 131.5 kmph yorker and Ganguly digs it out calmly.

India 394/5   SC Ganguly 71* (129b 7x4 1x6)

110.4

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, floated outside leg and Ganguly pads it away ..

110.5

Krejza to Ganguly, 1 run, gets forward to push to empty spaces at cover region for a single

India 396/5   SC Ganguly 72* (131b 7x4 1x6)

111.1

Watson to Ganguly, no run, full pitched delivery around off, driven to mid-off

111.2

Watson to Ganguly, no run, hurls across a bouncer and Ganguly ducks to evade that one

111.3

Watson to Ganguly, no run, leans forward to defend a length delivery to the off side. The batsmen get across for a chat. it could be about Greg C.

111.4

Watson to Ganguly, no run, on the middle and leg, worked to short midwicket

111.5

Watson to Ganguly, no run, jumps from short of length, Ganguly takes the bottom-hand off the handle and jabs it to the off side. Again they come together for a chat. They want this to be the last over before lunch.

111.6

Watson to Ganguly, 1 run, just outside off stump, run down past backward point for a single

India 397/5   SC Ganguly 73* (137b 7x4 1x6)

112.1

Krejza to Ganguly, 2 runs, slightly short and cut to deep backward point region and Ganguly runs the first single hard and pushes for the second

112.2

Krejza to Ganguly, FOUR, on a length and bit more bounce and Ganguly shapes to cut and it flies past HAyden at first slip. Well wide of him.

112.3

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, lands outside leg, turns , tries to work it to the on side but misses and the ball rolls off the pad

112.4

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, full and on the off and middle, eased to the off side

112.5

Krejza to Ganguly, 1 run, stays back to push it to cover point for a easy single

India 404/5   SC Ganguly 80* (142b 8x4 1x6)

113.1

Johnson to Ganguly, no run, drifts to the pads, tucked to Hussey at backward square leg

113.2

Johnson to Ganguly, 1 run, again on the pads, clipped to fine leg for a single

India 405/5   SC Ganguly 81* (144b 8x4 1x6)

114.1

Krejza to Ganguly, 1 run, turns in from around the leg stump line, Ganguly backs away a touch and punches to sweeper cover

114.3

Krejza to Ganguly, 1 run, again gets on to the back foot to push it into the spaces on the off side for a single

India 416/5   SC Ganguly 83* (146b 8x4 1x6)

115.2

Johnson to Ganguly, no run, leans forward to play a compact defensive stroke

115.3

Johnson to Ganguly, no run, he does very solid out there. Another serene defensive shot

115.4

Johnson to Ganguly, 1 run, fuller, outside off stump, placed to cover point for a single

India 419/5   SC Ganguly 84* (149b 8x4 1x6)

116.1

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, leans forward to push to midwicket

116.2

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, down the track, moves outside leg in the process and drives to mid-off

116.3

Krejza to Ganguly, 1 run, goes back to push to long leg. 200 up for Jason Krejza. The third Australian. Lee has done it before. and Chuck Fleetwood Smith.

116.6

Krejza to Ganguly, OUT, And Jason gets his five-for! Super moment for the debutant and the Aussies crowd him. It turned from outside the leg stump and Ganguly pushed at it and got a thick edge. Clarke, at first slip, flung himself to his left to take a very sharp catch. Jason is da maan. Fine innings from Ganguly, though. He looked so solid and serene. Fab knock. Pity he didn't get the ton. Will he get another chance in this Test or have we have seen his last Test innings here?

SC Ganguly c Clarke b Krejza 85 (220m 153b 8x4 1x6) SR: 55.55

India 423/7   SC Ganguly 85 (153b 8x4 1x6)
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