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

0.1

Lee to Sehwag, 1 wide, Starts off with a wide delivery outside off stump. Sehwag takes the first strike in a long time.

0.1

Lee to Sehwag, no run, Again pretty wide outside off stump and Sehwag lets that one whizz past him

0.2

Lee to Sehwag, FOUR, again full and well outside off stump, Sehwag leans across, reaches out, opens the bat face and square drives it to left of backward point. Two slips, gully, backward point in.

0.3

Lee to Sehwag, 1 run, almost dragged on to the stumps. Much closer to the off stump and Sehwag has a dab off the back foot, bat comes down in an angle and the ball rushes off the edge past the off stump and past Haddin. That brings the debutant Vijay on strike

India 6/0   V Sehwag 5* (3b 1x4)

1.1

Johnson to Sehwag, no run, on a length, around off stump, Sehwag stands tall and punches it to covers

1.2

Johnson to Sehwag, no run, 143.6 kmph bouncer around the off stump, Sehwag drops his wrists and sways away from the line.

1.3

Johnson to Sehwag, no run, Another bouncer, 143.8 kmph delivery, again left alone. Good carry through to Haddin

1.4

Johnson to Sehwag, FOUR, One bounce and over the third man boundary. It was another short delivery angling away from him and he flayed it up and over the cordon. A fierce slash.

1.5

Johnson to Sehwag, no run, beaten by the fuller delivery around the off stump. Sehwag went for his big on-the-up drive.

1.6

Johnson to Sehwag, FOUR, Sehwag is in some mood. Full and on the middle and leg and he whips it away through midwicket.

India 16/0   V Sehwag 13* (9b 3x4)

2.3

Lee to Sehwag, 1 run, Action coming in in thick and fast. Sehwag goes back and across and chops a short-of-length delivery down to third man

India 20/0   V Sehwag 14* (10b 3x4)

3.1

Johnson to Sehwag, 1 run, slanted across, Sehwag runs it down to third man for a single

3.4

Johnson to Sehwag, no run, short and angling away, Sehwag arched back, made room and chopped it to left of gully where Hussey makes a fine diving stop

3.5

Johnson to Sehwag, no run, a bouncer but down the leg side

3.6

Johnson to Sehwag, FOUR, fuller and outside the off stump, Sehwag reaches out and square drives to the right of gully and the third man can't get across in time. India up and away in style.

India 31/0   V Sehwag 19* (14b 4x4)

6.1

Lee to Sehwag, no run, 137.5 kmph - Lee has been slower than Mitch - short of length and around off stump, Sehwag gets on top of the bounce to defend to the off side

6.2

Lee to Sehwag, no run, 134.3 kmph back of length delivery, just outside off, Sehwag hops to cut to backward point

6.3

Lee to Sehwag, 2 runs, 144.2 kmph fuller delivery and Sehwag goes hard at his cover drive and doesn't get the right timing but will pick up two runs

6.4

Lee to Sehwag, no run, 133.9 kmph short of length delivery coming in to Sehwag's body and that cramps him. It strikes him on the arm guard.

6.5

Lee to Sehwag, no run, 145.4 kmph full length delivery, coming in a touch and Sehwag goes for his off drive but edges the ball to the on side. The bat face shutting at the point of impact

6.6

Lee to Sehwag, no run, lands on a length around off and straightens, Sehwag gets behind the line and defends to the leg side

India 34/0   V Sehwag 21* (20b 4x4)

7.3

Johnson to Sehwag, no run, short in length and outside off stump and Sehwag went for the big cut but couldn't connect

7.4

Johnson to Sehwag, FOUR, Ah! the flick from the off stump line. Full, fast and angled across but Sehwag whips it from there and through midwicket.

7.5

Johnson to Sehwag, 1 run, outside off stump line, cut away to deep point

India 42/0   V Sehwag 26* (23b 5x4)

8.3

Watson to Sehwag, no run, on the middle stump line, cutting in, Sehwag opens his stance up and taps the ball to the leg side

8.4

Watson to Sehwag, no run, around the off stump and Sehwag defends to the off side

8.5

Watson to Sehwag, 1 run, straightens after landing on a length around the off stump, Sehwag pushes inside the line and the ball squirts past gully.

India 45/0   V Sehwag 27* (26b 5x4)

9.3

Johnson to Sehwag, 1 run, 50 up for India as Sehwag dabs the length delivery down to third man. Sehwag walks across to shake hands with Vijay.

India 50/0   V Sehwag 28* (27b 5x4)

10.1

Watson to Sehwag, no run, short of length and outside off, Sehwag gets cheeky and tries to guide it past the wide second slip. Instead the ball heads straight to Ponting at second slip but drops short of him. And Gavaskar gets agitated on tv.

10.2

Watson to Sehwag, no run, leans forward to defend to the leg side

10.3

Watson to Sehwag, FOUR, shortish delivery around the leg stump, Sehwag gets his left leg up and goes for the pull and the ball goes off the top half of the bat and runs to fine-leg boundary

10.4

Watson to Sehwag, no run, almost trapped in front. Watto hurls this one fuller, Sehwag, perhaps anticipating a shorter one, is caught on the back foot but manages to get his bat in time to keep it out

10.5

Watson to Sehwag, no run, good delivery, cutting in from the off stump line and Sehwag defends to the off side.

10.6

Watson to Sehwag, 1 run, shifts his line to off, straightens a touch and Sehwag dabs it off the outer half of the bat through the off side for a single

India 55/0   V Sehwag 33* (33b 6x4)

11.1

Johnson to Sehwag, no run, 144.9 short-pitched delivery and Sehwag hops to get on top of the bounce and defends to the on side

11.2

Johnson to Sehwag, 2 runs, Whoa! Sehwag is getting bored. Fullish delivery outside off stump, Sehwag stands still and slices it high in the air and to wide third man. There is a deep point too in place but Sehwag is going for it.

11.3

Johnson to Sehwag, no run, outside off stump line, angling away, left alone

11.4

Johnson to Sehwag, no run, leans forward to defend

11.5

Johnson to Sehwag, 2 runs, short in length, goes hard on the drive and edges it behind square leg

11.6

Johnson to Sehwag, no run, wide outside off stump, full toss and Sehwag lets it go by. Too wide.

India 59/0   V Sehwag 37* (39b 6x4)

12.4

Krejza to Sehwag, FOUR, There goes Sehwag. Left leg out and he thrashes the flighted delivery over the bowler's head. Oh he is going after the debutant. Cruel man.

12.5

Krejza to Sehwag, SIX, And again. A forward stride. Furious swing of the bat. Blink. The ball disappears over long-on.

12.6

Krejza to Sehwag, no run, and beaten. Nice one Krejza. It was floated outside off, Sehwag tried to push it to the off side and the ball went past the edge and bad hands - Brad Haddin - clanged it. Not sure whether there was any edge though Brendon Julien was getting excited on air. Will catch the replays post the drinks break and let you know.

India 70/0   V Sehwag 47* (42b 7x4 1x6)

13.4

Watson to Sehwag, 1 leg bye, speared in towards the pads, Sehwag tries to tuck it to on side, misses and it runs off the pad and through gully region

India 72/0   V Sehwag 47* (43b 7x4 1x6)

14.1

Krejza to Sehwag, 2 runs, men in the deep and so Sehwag opts for the paddle sweep and picks up couple of runs

14.2

Krejza to Sehwag, 1 run, on the middle and leg, turned past square leg. And his 50 is up. He looks up to the skies, the dressing room looks happy and Vijay is across to congratulate.

India 77/0   V Sehwag 50* (45b 7x4 1x6)

15.1

Watson to Sehwag, no run, thrusts his left foot out and drives on the up but can't beat mid-off. The batsmen are too eager to pick up boundaries now.

15.2

Watson to Sehwag, no run, shaping in towards the off stump, Sehwag stays adjacent to the line and chops the ball to covers

15.3

Watson to Sehwag, no run, leans forward to defend to midwicket

15.4

Watson to Sehwag, 1 run, full in length, outside off stump, cut down to third man for a single

India 82/0   V Sehwag 51* (49b 7x4 1x6)

16.1

Krejza to Sehwag, FOUR, More punishment for Jason Krejza. Sehwag goes down on his knee to slog sweep a flighted delivery from outside off stump

16.2

Krejza to Sehwag, FOUR, Sehwag continues his nets session. He reaches out to a tossed-up delivery outside off and thrashes it through covers.

16.3

Krejza to Sehwag, 1 run, gets forward and picks up a single with a dab to wide midwicket

16.5

Krejza to Sehwag, 1 run, drops it slightly short and Sehwag goes back to work it to deep square leg

India 93/0   V Sehwag 61* (53b 9x4 1x6)

17.2

Watson to Sehwag, no run, back of length delivery and Sehwag tries to unfurl the pull but can't connect properly

17.3

Watson to Sehwag, 1 run, full and on the middle and leg, Sehwag brings his bat down in a hurry to defend and squeezes the ball of the inner edge to long leg

India 98/0   V Sehwag 62* (55b 9x4 1x6)

18.1

Krejza to Sehwag, no run, Aha! There is the reverse sweep. And he edges it on to his pad.

18.2

Krejza to Sehwag, no run, leans forward to defend and strikes the pad just outside the off stump

18.3

Krejza to Sehwag, 1 run, goes back to turn a delivery turning in on the leg stump line to deep square leg

India 99/1   V Sehwag 63* (58b 9x4 1x6)

19.1

Watson to Sehwag, no run, fullish, around the off stump, leans forward to defend

19.2

Watson to Sehwag, no run, length delivery on the middle stump line, defended to the off side

19.3

Watson to Sehwag, 1 run, outside off stump line and Sehwag brings Tendulkar on strike with a dab down to third man. And India's 100 is up as well.

India 100/2   V Sehwag 64* (61b 9x4 1x6)

20.1

Krejza to Sehwag, 1 run, floated outside off, full, square driven to sweeper cover

India 105/2   V Sehwag 65* (62b 9x4 1x6)

21.1

Johnson to Sehwag, no run, Johnson starts with a full and wide one, left alone. Rather Sehwag couldn't reach it.

21.2

Johnson to Sehwag, no run, on the middle stump line, pushed down to mid-on

21.3

Johnson to Sehwag, no run, tempts him with a full one well outside off and Sehwag doesn't take it.

21.4

Johnson to Sehwag, no run, banged in short of length and Sehwag defends to mid-off

21.5

Johnson to Sehwag, 1 run, short in length, slanted across, Sehwag opens the bat face and runs it to deep point

India 114/2   V Sehwag 66* (67b 9x4 1x6)

22.2

Krejza to Sehwag, no run, nice flighted delivery outside off stump, jabbed to the off side.

22.3

Krejza to Sehwag, OUT, And Krejza gets the biggie: Sehwag is bowled. It turned in from outside off stump, Sehwag went back to try play a late cut and edged it on to his off stump. Jason Krejza has his second wicket. VVS walks in to bat in his 100th Test.

V Sehwag b Krejza 66 (114m 69b 9x4 1x6) SR: 95.65

India 116/3   V Sehwag 66 (69b 9x4 1x6)
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Simon Katich and Michael Clarke after Australia's loss, India v Australia, 4th Test, Nagpur, 5th day, November 10, 2008

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