Australia tour of India, 2008/09 / Commentary

Border-Gavaskar Trophy - 4th Test

India v Australia

India won by 172 runs

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71.6

Harbhajan Singh to Clarke, 1 run, flighted outside off stump, driven to mid-on

Australia 231/3   MJ Clarke 1* (1b)

72.1

Khan to Clarke, no run, leans forward to defend.

72.2

Khan to Clarke, no run, leans forward to defend to the off side

72.3

Khan to Clarke, no run, and Clarke leans forward to defend to the on side

72.4

Khan to Clarke, no run, angling away in the off stump channel, left alone

72.5

Khan to Clarke, no run, shiny side in, the ball straigthens on landing around middle stump line, pushed to mid-on

72.6

Khan to Clarke, no run, slower one, full and on the middle, defended to the leg side

Australia 231/3   MJ Clarke 1* (7b)

74.1

Khan to Clarke, no run, really full delivery on the middle stump line, pushed back to Zaheer

74.2

Khan to Clarke, no run, on a length, around the off stump line, jabbed to the on side

74.3

Khan to Clarke, no run, back of length, on the middle and off line, pushed to short mid-off fielder

74.4

Khan to Clarke, no run, full in length and angling away from Clarke who lets it alone

74.5

Khan to Clarke, FOUR, fullish and on the off stump line, driven to right of mid-off where Harbhajan makes a mess of it.

74.6

Khan to Clarke, no run, swings in a touch with the shiny side, flicked to short midwicket

Australia 235/3   MJ Clarke 5* (13b 1x4)

75.5

Harbhajan Singh to Clarke, no run, leans forward to defend

75.6

Harbhajan Singh to Clarke, 1 run, turns in from outside off, nudged past short leg for a single

Australia 241/3   MJ Clarke 6* (15b 1x4)

76.1

Khan to Clarke, no run, lands around the leg stump and shapes away towards off, defended on the front foot

76.2

Khan to Clarke, no run, lands on the middle, moving away a touch, defended to the off side

76.3

Khan to Clarke, no run, fuller, around off and middle, inviting the drive and is pushed to extra cover

76.4

Khan to Clarke, no run, fullish, on the middle - he is switching the shiny side in and out , this one came in - worked to midwicket

76.5

Khan to Clarke, no run, on a length, around off stump, defended to the off side

76.6

Khan to Clarke, no run, nice teasing delivery just outside off stump, straightening a touch and Clarke decides to leave it

Australia 241/3   MJ Clarke 6* (21b 1x4)

77.4

Harbhajan Singh to Clarke, no run, turns in from outside off, Clarke goes back to push to midwicket

77.5

Harbhajan Singh to Clarke, no run, flighted, slow through the air, just outside off, Clarke is made to wait and he turns it to short leg

77.6

Harbhajan Singh to Clarke, no run, again well-flighted delivery, full and outside off, Clarke stretches across to defend

Australia 242/3   MJ Clarke 6* (24b 1x4)

78.2

Khan to Clarke, no run, on a length, around middle and leg, turned to midwicket

78.3

Khan to Clarke, no run, Zaheer goes round the stumps now. It drifts in with the angel and breaks away with the shiny side, left alone.

78.4

Khan to Clarke, no run, similar line, left alone

78.5

Khan to Clarke, no run, this one comes in, worked to the on side

78.6

Khan to Clarke, no run, around that off stump line, straightening from round the stumps and Clarke gets forward and pushes it cautiously to the off side

Australia 243/3   MJ Clarke 6* (29b 1x4)

79.2

Harbhajan Singh to Clarke, no run, turns in towards middle and off line, pushed to short mid-on

79.3

Harbhajan Singh to Clarke, 1 run, slower, on the middle and worked with the turn past Vijay at short leg

79.6

Harbhajan Singh to Clarke, no run, stretches well forward to defend to the leg side

Australia 246/3   MJ Clarke 7* (32b 1x4)

81.1

Harbhajan Singh to Clarke, no run, turns in from just short of driveable length and Clark unsure whether to come forward or go back, opts for the latter at the last minute to defend

81.2

Harbhajan Singh to Clarke, no run, makes a quick decision to come forward this time and defends

81.3

Harbhajan Singh to Clarke, no run, dips on a length outside off and Clarke lunges across to defend

81.4

Harbhajan Singh to Clarke, no run, slower through the air, on the middle, worked to short leg

81.5

Harbhajan Singh to Clarke, 1 run, really full in length this time, around off stump, squeezed to point region

Australia 247/3   MJ Clarke 8* (37b 1x4)

82.5

Sharma to Clarke, no run, lands on a length a tad wide outside off and stays there. Hussey is on 75

82.6

Sharma to Clarke, no run, a foot outside off stump and Clarke watches it sail past him.

Australia 249/3   MJ Clarke 8* (39b 1x4)

83.3

Harbhajan Singh to Clarke, no run, leans well forward to defend. Slip, short leg and short mid-on in place

83.4

Harbhajan Singh to Clarke, no run, slow through the air, on the front foot to defend

83.5

Harbhajan Singh to Clarke, no run, flighted outside off, sucking him into the drive and Clarke obliges but drives along the ground, against the turn, to short cover

83.6

Harbhajan Singh to Clarke, no run, just outside off stump and Clarke gets forward to defend

Australia 254/3   MJ Clarke 8* (43b 1x4)

84.4

Sharma to Clarke, OUT, Done in by a beauty. 136.9 kmph hitting the length on the off stump line, the shiny side outside and it shaped away, Clarke is turned inside out and gets a thin nick on the prod. Gone!

MJ Clarke c †Dhoni b Sharma 8 (58m 44b 1x4 0x6) SR: 18.18

Australia 255/4   MJ Clarke 8 (44b 1x4)
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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

The Australians reflect on what could have been

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