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

0.4

Lee to Vijay, no run, some swing there but too much outside off to trouble the batsman. Vijay didn't have to play a shot in his first ball in Test cricket. Can we have a yorker please?

0.5

Lee to Vijay, 2 runs, And a pleasant shot to get off the mark. It was a length delivery leaving him and he leaned into the forward punch and the ball went through cover point

0.6

Lee to Vijay, no run, again gets on the front foot and defends to point

India 8/0   M Vijay 2* (3b)

2.1

Lee to Vijay, no run, 139.1 short-pitched delivery outside off stump, Vijay has nothing to do with it.

2.2

Lee to Vijay, 3 runs, 143.3 kmph full delivery around the off stump, Vijay lunges forward and gets a thickish edge, along the ground and it went through gully. Lee thought it hit the pad and appealed. And it went straight off the bat.

2.4

Lee to Vijay, no run, 144.2 kmph length delivery in the zone outside off stump and Vijay watches it sail into Haddin's gloves.

2.5

Lee to Vijay, no run, another one in the channel and Vijay lets it go past him

2.6

Lee to Vijay, 1 no ball, around 140 kmph lifting delivery around the off stump and Vijay does well to drop his wrists and sway away.

2.6

Lee to Vijay, FOUR, Lovely shot to bring up your first boundary in Test cricket. He got forward crisply and punched a length delivery on the up and through extra cover.

India 25/0   M Vijay 9* (9b 1x4)

3.2

Johnson to Vijay, no run, short of length, around the off stump, guided to backward point

3.3

Johnson to Vijay, 1 run, 145.7 kmph short-of-length delivery around the off stump, Vijay went back, got the bottom-hand off the handle, dropped the ball close on the off side and called for the quick single. Sehwag responded and despite Clarke's direct hit at the non-striker's end, Vijay is home

India 27/0   M Vijay 10* (11b 1x4)

4.1

Lee to Vijay, no run, 141.0 kmph full length delivery outside off stump, Vijay seems to know where his off stump is and shoulders arms

4.2

Lee to Vijay, no run, homing in on the off stump and Vijay gets forward to ease it to mid-off.

4.3

Lee to Vijay, no run, 137.6 lifting delivery around off and middle line, Vijay drops his wrists, gets his bat down and arches back to evade the ball. Lee stares. The crowd roar. Welcome to India v Australia.

4.4

Lee to Vijay, no run, gets behind the line of a length delivery and pushes it to the off side

4.5

Lee to Vijay, no run, fuller, outside off stump and square driven to backward point

4.6

Lee to Vijay, 1 run, on the hips, tucked away behind square leg for a single

India 32/0   M Vijay 11* (17b 1x4)

5.1

Johnson to Vijay, no run, 147.4 kmph but angled well outside off and Haddin collects.

5.2

Johnson to Vijay, no run, short in length, around middle and off line and Vijay defends to the off side

5.3

Johnson to Vijay, no run, fuller and faster, around 149 kmph on the middle stump, defended to the off side

5.4

Johnson to Vijay, no run, Edge but it doesn't carry to Hayden at first slip. It was a slower one and Vijay was sucked into a forward prod and got the edge. Haddin dived but couldn't reach and the ball went past his gloves and dropped in front of Hayden.

5.5

Johnson to Vijay, no run

5.6

Johnson to Vijay, no run, gets behind the line to defend

India 32/0   M Vijay 11* (23b 1x4)

7.1

Johnson to Vijay, 2 runs, short in length, at the rib cage, fended to tthe leg side

7.2

Johnson to Vijay, 1 run, leans forward to defend

7.6

Johnson to Vijay, 1 run

India 43/0   M Vijay 15* (26b 1x4)

8.1

Watson to Vijay, no run, short in length, just outside off stump and Vijay tries to manufacture a run, opening the bat face and punching it to backward point.

8.2

Watson to Vijay, 1 run, drifts to the hips and Vijay tucks it to deep square leg for a easy single.

8.6

Watson to Vijay, 1 run, nicely flicked off the pads to deep square leg. Looks a pretty elegant batsman.

India 46/0   M Vijay 17* (29b 1x4)

9.1

Johnson to Vijay, no run, fullish delivery outside off stump and Vijay reaches out and squeezes it to covers.

9.2

Johnson to Vijay, 3 runs, lovely elegant on-the-up punch through covers. It was a length delivery mind you and he eased it comfortably. Says a lot about the pitch.

9.4

Johnson to Vijay, no run, 132.9 kmph really full delivery but well outside off stump

9.5

Johnson to Vijay, no run, 141.5 kmph short of length delivery around off and Vijay stands tall to punch it to covers. the run rate is over 5.

9.6

Johnson to Vijay, no run, angling away from Vijay who lets the ball go through to Haddin

India 50/0   M Vijay 20* (34b 1x4)

12.1

Krejza to Vijay, no run, floated on the off stump line, defended back down the track

12.2

Krejza to Vijay, no run, leans forward to push to the off side

12.3

Krejza to Vijay, 1 run, leans forward, taps a flighted delivery to mid-off and rushes across for a single

India 60/0   M Vijay 21* (37b 1x4)

13.1

Watson to Vijay, no run, 127.6 kmph length delivery outside off stump, Vijay gets forward to ease it to mid-off

13.2

Watson to Vijay, no run, leans forward to defend to the on side

13.3

Watson to Vijay, 1 run, gets forward and across to tap a fullish delivery to cover point for a quick single

13.5

Watson to Vijay, 2 runs, slightly short in length, just outside off stump and Vijay dabs it past second slip for couple of runs.

13.6

Watson to Vijay, no run, on a length, around the middle stump line, defended to the on side

India 74/0   M Vijay 24* (42b 1x4)

14.3

Krejza to Vijay, no run, floated around the off stump, Vijay gets forward to defend to covers

14.4

Krejza to Vijay, no run, Vijay comes down the track and drives it hard but straight to Jason

14.5

Krejza to Vijay, no run, Ah! first hint of turn. It landed outside off stump and turned in sharply. VIjay had shouldered arms and it went past the the off stump

14.6

Krejza to Vijay, FOUR, Vijay counterattacks. Down the track and lifts the offbreak over mid-on.

India 81/0   M Vijay 28* (46b 2x4)

15.5

Watson to Vijay, no run, 121.5 kmph length delivery outside off stump and Vijay eases it to the off side

15.6

Watson to Vijay, no run, 133.8 kmph delivery just outside off stump, pushed to covers. Sehwag on strike for the next over.

India 82/0   M Vijay 28* (48b 2x4)

16.4

Krejza to Vijay, 1 run, hands the strike back to Sehwag with a single to long-on. Wise move.

16.6

Krejza to Vijay, 3 runs, Vijay moves nicely forward, to the pitch of the delivery outside off and drives pleasantly through covers.

India 96/0   M Vijay 32* (50b 2x4)

17.1

Watson to Vijay, 1 run, leans forward to drive well to mid-off

17.4

Watson to Vijay, no run, good bouncer and a good leave from the debutant. He dropped the wrists and got the bat down and had to arch back as the ball kept coming in.

17.5

Watson to Vijay, OUT, And he is gone now. Watto strikes. Vijay is done in by the lifting delivery. It climbed shoulder high around the off stump, Vijay is a touch squared up as he tries to defend and gets a thin nick behind. He is obviously unhappy and trudges off disappointed. And sehwag gets close and pats him on the helmet.

M Vijay c †Haddin b Watson 33 (88m 53b 2x4 0x6) SR: 62.26

India 98/1   M Vijay 33 (53b 2x4)
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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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