Australia tour of India, 4th Test: India v Australia at Nagpur, Nov 6-10, 2008
India won by 172 runs
6,7,8,9,10 November 2008 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150
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.

8.3

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.

8.6

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

India 46/0   SR Watson 1-0-3-0
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   SR Watson 2-0-8-0
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

13.4

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

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   SR Watson 3-0-11-0
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

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   SR Watson 4-0-12-0
17.1

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

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

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

17.6

Watson to Dravid, no run, another bouncer and Dravid ducks.

India 98/1   SR Watson 5-0-14-1
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.

19.4

Watson to Tendulkar, FOUR, off the mark with a boundary. It was on the legs and Tendulkar flicks it to the deep square leg boundary

19.5

Watson to Tendulkar, no run, stops on Tendulkar a touch, pushed to covers.

19.6

Watson to Tendulkar, no run, short and well outside the off stump, left alone

India 104/2   SR Watson 6-0-19-1
43.1

Watson to Tendulkar, no run, hint of inswing, full and just outside off stump, driven well but Clarke intercepts with a dive at extra cover

43.2

Watson to Tendulkar, 2 runs, edges but short of Hayden at lone slip. Tendulkar went for the drive, got the nick but it doesn't carry; fell short of Hayden and ran through his fingers

43.3

Watson to Tendulkar, 1 run, driven to cover point

43.4

Watson to Laxman, no run, swings in late and Laxman takes care not to press the front leg too much across and flicks to mid-on.

43.5

Watson to Laxman, 2 runs, There are two short midwickets in and still, Laxman manages to ping that gap with a flick.

43.6

Watson to Laxman, 1 run, drifting to the pads, turned to long leg for a single

India 194/3   SR Watson 7-0-25-1
45.1

Watson to Tendulkar, no run, swings in towards middle and leg and Tendulkar works it to midwicket. there is a bit of swing going on with the old ball. It would be interesting to see Zaheer and Ishant bowl later in the Test match with the old ball.

45.2

Watson to Tendulkar, no run, Very nice. The surprise bouncer and Tendulkar hops to keep it down.

45.3

Watson to Tendulkar, no run, fuller in length and again gets bit of inswing and defended on the front foot

45.4

Watson to Tendulkar, no run, more swing. Tendulkar pushes with the full face of the bat back to the bowler

45.5

Watson to Tendulkar, no run, 137.1 kmph bouncer and Tendulkar sways away in time.

45.6

Watson to Tendulkar, no run, again hint of inswing and Tendulkar defends down the track. Solid.

India 194/3   SR Watson 8-1-25-1
47.1

Watson to Laxman, no run, really full delivery, it landed after it crossed the stumps but well outside off stump and Laxman offers no shot

47.2

Watson to Laxman, no run, full again, Laxman tries to whip from outside off stump but doesn't connect well. The ball rolls towards mid-on

47.3

Watson to Laxman, no run, leans forward to drive to extra cover

47.4

Watson to Laxman, no run, fullish delivery, flicked past Watson and Tendulkar lunges back to get in the crease.

47.5

Watson to Laxman, no run, the bouncer and Laxman sways away. He is on 31.

47.6

Watson to Laxman, no run, another drive but can't beat the mid-off fielder

India 195/3   SR Watson 9-2-25-1
49.1

Watson to Laxman, no run, full in length and outside off, leans forward to defend...

49.2

Watson to Laxman, no run, the off side is packed and Laxman can't beat the extra cover fielder

49.3

Watson to Laxman, no run, another one full and outside off, again driven to covers

49.4

Watson to Laxman, no run

49.5

Watson to Laxman, 1 run, opens the bat face and dabs it to third man to bring up the 200

49.6

Watson to Tendulkar, no run

India 200/3   SR Watson 10-2-26-1
51.1

Watson to Tendulkar, 1 run, drifts to the pads, turned to deep square leg for a single

51.2

Watson to Laxman, no run, in the channel outside off stump, left alone by Laxman. It doesn't carry through to Haddin.

51.3

Watson to Laxman, 1 run, gets forward to drive to deep point for a single

51.4

Watson to Tendulkar, 2 runs, cutting in slightly and Tendulkar waits for the ball to arrive, opens the bat face and steers it past gully

51.5

Watson to Tendulkar, no run, on a length and on the middle and off line and Tendulkar pushes it back to Watson

51.6

Watson to Tendulkar, no run, fuller, on the middle, pushed to left of mid-on

India 206/3   SR Watson 11-2-30-1
53.1

Watson to Tendulkar, no run, that full broad face of the bat is on show again and Watson picks the ball on his follow through

53.2

Watson to Tendulkar, FOUR, Shot! short in length and just outside off stump, the short man stands tall to punch it off the back foot through covers.

53.3

Watson to Tendulkar, no run, drifts down the leg side, Tendulkar fails to put it away and it brushes the pad en route to the 'keeper

53.4

Watson to Tendulkar, no run, ah! some drama. It was banged in short and Tendulkar lost sight of the ball. He shaped to duck and to his surprise saw the ball coming through at thighpad height and he got his bat down awkwardly and it hit the handle ...

53.5

Watson to Tendulkar, no run, coming in a touch, worked to midwicket

53.6

Watson to Tendulkar, no run, short-pitched delivery down the leg side, left alone

India 214/3   SR Watson 12-2-34-1
55.1

Watson to Tendulkar, no run, on the off stump line, Tendulkar eases forward, head over the ball and defends

55.2

Watson to Tendulkar, no run, and that short ball aimed at the rib cage arrives and Tendulkar moves towards middle stump and lets the ball sail down leg to Haddin

55.3

Watson to Tendulkar, no run, And again. Quite similar to the previous delivery. Same result.

55.4

Watson to Tendulkar, 1 run, run out chance missed> Tendulkar survives. It was punched to right of Krejza at covers, and they go for the suicidal run. Tendulkar was in the middle of the pitch but the throw misses the stumps at the non-strikers' end. Big chance gone. The batsmen converge for a chat.

55.5

Watson to Laxman, no run, full in length and outside off stump, left alone

55.6

Watson to Laxman, no run, leans forward to defend

India 219/3   SR Watson 13-2-35-1
99.1

Watson to Dhoni, no run, keeps a touch low after landing back of length outside off, Dhoni was shaping for the cut but the ball went below the blade and bounced once before it reached Haddin who didn;'t stop it cleanly

99.2

Watson to Dhoni, no run, similar line and length and this one bounces as expected, forced off the back foot to point

99.3

Watson to Dhoni, 1 run, he walks down and across and opens the bat-face to guide it down to third man

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   SR Watson 14-2-36-1
101.1

Watson to Dhoni, no run, thats a drivable length a touch too wide and Dhoni shoulders arms

101.2

Watson to Dhoni, no run, even wider, inviting the drive, Dhoni covers off and leaves again

101.3

Watson to Dhoni, no run, three in a row, pitched up outside the off and Dhoni ... leaves

101.4

Watson to Dhoni, no run, how he strides forwards and drives to Katich at backward point

101.5

Watson to Dhoni, no run, tries a bouncer to unsettle Dhoni, but its wide enough outside off stump and he nonchalantly drops the hands and lets his one pass by

101.6

Watson to Dhoni, no run, stands his ground and punches a short of a length one to point

India 375/5   SR Watson 15-3-36-1
103.1

Watson to Dhoni, no run, sails harmlessly outside off and takes shelter in Haddin's gloves

103.2

Watson to Dhoni, no run, And again. Haddin moves to his right to collect and flings the ball to slip

103.3

Watson to Dhoni, no run, well outside the off stump, left alone

103.4

Watson to Dhoni, no run, deja vu.

103.5

Watson to Dhoni, no run, closer to the off stump and Dhoni moves forward and across to defend to the off side

103.6

Watson to Dhoni, no run, back to regular programming. Dhoni leaves, Haddin collects.

India 377/5   SR Watson 16-4-36-1
105.1

Watson to Dhoni, no run, leans forward to defend to the off side

105.2

Watson to Dhoni, no run, fuller, just outside off, around 136 kmph, driven to covers. Slip, short cover, backward point, extra cover and mid-off in

105.3

Watson to Dhoni, no run, coming into the middle stump, Dhoni stops his front foot movement, gets his bat down in line to make contact just as it appeared it was about to hit the pad

105.4

Watson to Dhoni, no run, outside off stump, Dhoni is not interested, Haddin has to get interested

105.5

Watson to Dhoni, no run, fullish, on the middle, worked to midwicket standing pretty straightish, he misfields and is picked up by the mid-on

105.6

Watson to Dhoni, no run, leans across to defend to covers

India 381/5   SR Watson 17-5-36-1
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

107.3

Watson to Dhoni, 1 run, a late decision to run after pushing it towards mid-off but both get across comfortably in the end

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   SR Watson 18-5-40-1
109.1

Watson to Dhoni, no run, leans forward to push to covers

109.2

Watson to Dhoni, 1 run, tapped through the off side for a single

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   SR Watson 19-5-41-1
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   SR Watson 20-5-42-1
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