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

28.1

Mishra to Katich, no run, slip, short leg and short midwicket watch on as Katich comes forward to defend

28.2

Mishra to Katich, 1 run, quicker through the air, turning in slightly on the middle stump line, Katich stays back to wrist it just behind square

28.3

Mishra to Hussey, no run, quick through the air, just outside off, defended off the back foot

28.4

Mishra to Hussey, no run, slower, lands outside off stump on a length, bit of turn and Hussey stretches across to defend

28.5

Mishra to Hussey, no run, turns in from outside off and it beats the forward prod to hit the pad

28.6

Mishra to Hussey, no run, a touch shorter and Hussey goes quickly on the back foot to defend

Australia 115/2   A Mishra 1-0-1-0

30.1

Mishra to Katich, 1 run, pushed through flat outside off stump and Katich guides it through cover point

30.2

Mishra to Hussey, 2 runs, flighted outside off, squeezed through point region.

30.3

Mishra to Hussey, no run, gets well forward to smother the turn

30.4

Mishra to Hussey, 1 run, lands outside off stump, turns in and flicked past short leg. Sachin runs from midwicket to pick the ball

30.5

Mishra to Katich, 1 run, slower, full and on the middle and off, Katich waits on the front foot before pushing it towards mid-on

30.6

Mishra to Hussey, no run, turns in from outside off, Hussey had planted his front foot across, tried to bring his bat in front but the ball struck the pad first. Point of impact was outside off.

Australia 132/2   A Mishra 2-0-6-0

32.1

Mishra to Hussey, no run, gets on the front foot and flicks the full toss to square leg

32.2

Mishra to Hussey, 1 run, goes on the back foot and pinches another single with a dab to cover point

32.3

Mishra to Katich, 2 runs, goes on the back foot to flick it to fine leg

32.4

Mishra to Katich, 3 runs, lands short in length on the middle, turns towards leg, Katich works it very fine to the fine-leg region

32.5

Mishra to Hussey, 1 run, quick and short in length, Hussey goes back to open the bat face and pinch a single to backward point.

32.6

Mishra to Katich, no run, fuller, on the middle, from round the stumps, worked to short midwicket

Australia 143/2   A Mishra 3-0-13-0

34.1

Mishra to Hussey, no run, from round the stumps now, turns it in from outside off, Hussey goes back to defend

34.2

Mishra to Hussey, no run, slower in the air now, on a length, getting Hussey forward and it bounds off the pad to short leg

34.3

Mishra to Hussey, no run, again slower, and full outside off, Hussey moves forward hesitantly and edges it to the on side

34.4

Mishra to Hussey, no run, quicker, flatter and shorter, Hussey is right back to defend

34.5

Mishra to Hussey, no run, stretches forward to defend and the ball turns past the bat and hits the pad

34.6

Mishra to Hussey, 2 runs, drags it short and Hussey pulls to right of Ganguly at long leg

Australia 146/2   A Mishra 4-0-15-0

36.1

Mishra to Hussey, 1 run, goes well back to steal a single with a push to covers

36.2

Mishra to Katich, no run, much slower in the air, Katich gets forward to defend, is early in to the shot and the ball spins past the prod and bobs off the pad to short leg

36.3

Mishra to Katich, 1 run, again slow through the air, Katich waits this time and on drives for a single 150 up for Australia

36.4

Mishra to Hussey, 1 run, Hussey fetches this from outside off and paddles it away for a single

36.5

Mishra to Katich, no run, full and on the off stump line, wristed to midwicket

36.6

Mishra to Katich, no run, pretty full in length and Katich just leans to offer the dead bat

Australia 151/2   A Mishra 5-0-18-0

38.1

Mishra to Katich, 1 run, on the pads, tickled behind square leg for a single

38.2

Mishra to Hussey, no run, still from round the stumps and Hussey dabs it to silly point

38.3

Mishra to Hussey, 1 run, flighted full outside off, driven through the off side and Harbhajan dives at short cover to make a half-stop

38.4

Mishra to Katich, 1 run, turning in towards the middle stump, Hussey glides it past the leg slip

38.5

Mishra to Hussey, 1 no ball, turns in from outside off, Hussey goes back to work it to backward square leg

38.5

Mishra to Hussey, 2 runs, goes for the pull and gets a top edge but it drops well behind midwicket. Sachin ran back but couldn't reach it.

38.6

Mishra to Hussey, no run, moves to the back foot and defends it past silly point

Australia 157/2   A Mishra 6-0-24-0

40.1

Mishra to Katich, no run, turns in from outside off stump, from the rough and Katich defends

40.2

Mishra to Katich, no run, walks across to smother the turn

40.3

Mishra to Katich, no run, drops it on the rough outside off and Katich stretches forward to defend.

40.4

Mishra to Katich, no run, bit slower, sucking Katich forward and it dips, turns and hits the pad

40.5

Mishra to Katich, no run, skips down the track, reaches the pitch and works it to midwicket

40.6

Mishra to Katich, 4 byes, down the leg side, Katich misses the sweep, Dhoni fails to gather and it's four byes

Australia 164/2   A Mishra 7-1-24-0

42.1

Mishra to Hussey, 1 run, fetches it from outside off and sweeps to Ganguly at long leg

42.2

Mishra to Katich, FOUR, Ah! Very nice off drive from Kato. It was flighted outside off and he leaned forward to find the gape between short extra cover and mid-off.

42.3

Mishra to Katich, no run, leans well forward to smother any turn

42.4

Mishra to Katich, no run, leans forward to play with the turn to the on side

42.5

Mishra to Katich, 1 run, stretches forward and works it to fine leg

42.6

Mishra to Hussey, no run, very full in length, Hussey comes forward and gets too close to the ball and mistimes the drive back to the bowler

Australia 171/2   A Mishra 8-1-30-0

48.1

Mishra to Katich, 1 run, leans forward to ping long-on

48.2

Mishra to Hussey, no run, slower, well outside off and Hussey stretches across to defend

48.3

Mishra to Hussey, no run, again slow through the air, Hussey waits on the front foot and defends

48.4

Mishra to Hussey, no run, quicker, bit of bounce and Hussey goes back quickly to defend

48.5

Mishra to Hussey, no run, turns in quickly from outside off, nudged to short leg

48.6

Mishra to Hussey, no run, googly on the middle stump line and Hussey picked it up and leaned forward to defend.

Australia 189/2   A Mishra 9-1-31-0

96.1

Mishra to White, no run, full and on the middle stump line, pushed back to the bowler

96.2

Mishra to White, no run, lands on the middle and leg line, turns away and White lunges forward to defend

96.3

Mishra to White, no run, uses his height to get forward and smother the turn

96.4

Mishra to White, no run, on the off stump line, White moves forward and across to defend

96.5

Mishra to White, no run, quicker, on the middle, pushed to the on side of the pitch

96.6

Mishra to White, no run, turn and bounce. White is unable to reach the pitch of the ball with his stride, is surprised by the bounce, takes his bottom-hand off the handle and jabs it to the off side

Australia 269/6   A Mishra 10-2-31-0

98.1

Mishra to White, 1 run, full and on the middle and off, squeezed off the outer edge to backward point region

98.2

Mishra to Haddin, no run, Haddin remains on zero as he is beaten by the legbreak fizzing past the outside edge

98.3

Mishra to Haddin, no run, slower this time, on the middle, pushed down the track

98.4

Mishra to Haddin, no run, on the middle and leg, pushed to mid-on, thinks about getting off the mark but decides against the suicidal run

98.5

Mishra to Haddin, 1 run, tossed up full and driven to long-off and he gets his first run. 25 balls faced.

98.6

Mishra to White, no run, leg break on the middle stump line, pushed to mid-off

Australia 271/6   A Mishra 11-2-33-0

100.1

Mishra to Haddin, no run, drifted in, gripped the surface and broke away past the outside edge. Lovely leg break

100.2

Mishra to Haddin, 1 run, comes down the track, dips rapidly on him and he mistimes the drive to left of mid-on where Zaheer makes a tumbling diving stop and Dhoni applauds

100.3

Mishra to White, 1 run, quicker, flatter, outside off, guided to backward point region for a single

100.4

Mishra to Haddin, no run, flighted leg break on the off stump line, drive to left of short cover where Sehwag makes a fine stop

100.5

Mishra to Haddin, 1 run, around the leg stump line, tickled to fine leg for a single

100.6

Mishra to White, no run, quickish delivery just outside off, padded away

Australia 279/6   A Mishra 12-2-36-0

102.1

Mishra to Haddin, 1 run, full and on the middle, pushed to square leg for a single

102.2

Mishra to White, 1 run, down the leg side, turned neatly to long leg for a single

102.3

Mishra to Haddin, no run, slower in the air, lands around off and turns away, left alone

102.4

Mishra to Haddin, no run, skips down the track and drives to mid-on

102.5

Mishra to Haddin, no run, slightly quicker, a touch flatter, on the middle and leg, defended to the on side of the pitch

102.6

Mishra to Haddin, 1 no ball, slip and short leg watch Haddin defend to the off side

102.6

Mishra to Haddin, no run, lands outside off and turns, Dhoni collects.

Australia 283/6   A Mishra 13-2-39-0

104.1

Mishra to Haddin, 1 run, flighted full, driven through the off side for a single

104.2

Mishra to White, no run, really slow through the air this time, well flighted, pushed back to the bowler

104.3

Mishra to White, no run, quicker, fuller, defended to the off side

104.4

Mishra to White, no run, lovely delivery, it was flighted on the middle and off line, sucked White forward before turning and bouncing, White pulled out well in the end

104.5

Mishra to White, no run, even fuller and defended from the crease

104.6

Mishra to White, no run, low dipping full toss, pushed straight to mid-on

Australia 286/6   A Mishra 14-2-40-0

106.1

Mishra to Haddin, no run, lands just outside off and turns to Dhoni

106.2

Mishra to Haddin, no run, quicker, flatter, turns , guided to backward point

106.3

Mishra to Haddin, no run, flighted, slower, driven to short cover.

106.4

Mishra to Haddin, no run, gets well forward to defend to the off side

106.5

Mishra to Haddin, no run, lovely delivery and they appeal for the stumping chance. Mishra delivered from slightly wide of the crease, sucked Haddin forward and out of the crease before it turned away sharply past the lunging Haddin. Dhoni whipped the bails off ... Haddin had his back foot in the air and just about got it down when the bails came off. And the third umpire says Not Out.

106.6

Mishra to Haddin, no run, delivered from closer to the stumps, quicker, defended to the off side

Australia 287/6   A Mishra 15-3-40-0

108.1

Mishra to Haddin, no run, on the leg stump line, dabbed to right of short leg

108.2

Mishra to Haddin, no run, the googly, short in length, quicker, defended off the back foot

108.3

Mishra to Haddin, FOUR, Haddin takes up the challenge and comes down the track to lift Mishra over the off side. It falls behind that deep mid-off fielder.

108.4

Mishra to Haddin, FOUR, overpitched outside off and Haddin goes inside out to drive pleasingly through extra cover

108.5

Mishra to Haddin, no run, leans forward to defend

108.6

Mishra to Haddin, no run, comes down the track, Mishra gets it to dip shorter and Haddin pads it away

Australia 299/6   A Mishra 16-3-48-0

111.1

Mishra to Haddin, no run, flighted delivery around the off stump, defended on the front foot

111.2

Mishra to Haddin, no run, lands it on a length just outside off stump and defended to the off side

111.3

Mishra to Haddin, no run, a touch short, dabbed to backward point

111.4

Mishra to Haddin, 1 run, from wide of the crease, pretty full in length, driven through the off side and Harbhajan fires in a direct hit at the striker's end from sweeper cover

111.5

Mishra to White, no run, slower, flighted full on the middle, pushed back to Mishra

111.6

Mishra to White, no run, tossed up on the middle, turns, shapes to defend, gets a bit of edge and rolls to the off side

Australia 305/6   A Mishra 17-3-49-0

113.1

Mishra to White, no run, turns in from the leg stump line, defended down the track

113.2

Mishra to White, 1 run, shorter in length and that allows the batsman to punch it to cover

113.3

Mishra to Haddin, no run, lands it full outside leg, dabbed to the on side

113.4

Mishra to Haddin, no run, shortish, worked to midwicket

113.5

Mishra to Haddin, no run, fuller, into the rough outside leg stump, from round the stumps, padded away

113.6

Mishra to Haddin, 1 run, drops it short again, worked to backward square leg for a single

Australia 313/6   A Mishra 18-3-51-0

115.1

Mishra to Haddin, no run, outside the leg stump and Haddin pads it away

115.2

Mishra to Haddin, no run, fuller, just outside leg stump, defended to the off side. The previous delivery hit the back leg. Not doing the padding away well.

115.3

Mishra to Haddin, no run, steps down the track and drives to mid-on

115.4

Mishra to Haddin, no run, full and outside leg, again taken on the pad. Haddin is continuing to pad them away.

115.5

Mishra to Haddin, OUT, And he is gone now! Again choosing to pad it away but doesn't get the front leg across well and the ball turned in from the rough outside leg stump, turned past the front pad, and hit the bat held limply and went straight to Dravid at first slip. Catch no 178 for Dravid. He needs three more to equal Mark Waugh

BJ Haddin c Dravid b Mishra 28 (94m 80b 3x4 0x6) SR: 35.00

115.6

Mishra to Krejza, no run, from round the stumps, very full on the middle stump, dug out to the off side

Australia 318/7   A Mishra 19-4-51-1

117.1

Mishra to White, no run, turns in from the rough and White pads it away

117.2

Mishra to White, no run

117.3

Mishra to White, no run, lands into the rough and turns in, White opens his stance and shapes to play to the on side and his hit on the inner thigh

117.4

Mishra to White, 1 run, googly from round the stumps, worked to backward square leg

117.5

Mishra to Krejza, 2 runs, worked through square leg for couple of runs

117.6

Mishra to Krejza, no run, turns in from outside leg and Krejza defends with soft hands and the ball rolls towards slips

Australia 322/7   A Mishra 20-4-54-1

119.1

Mishra to White, no run, into the rough from round the stumps and the tall White gets his front leg out to pad it away

119.2

Mishra to White, no run, slower, bit more air, on the leg stump, White defends to the off side

119.3

Mishra to White, 1 run, takes his left leg outside leg, outside the line and pushes with the turn to extra cover

119.4

Mishra to Krejza, no run, gets well forward to defend. Compact.

119.5

Mishra to Krejza, no run, googly on the leg stump line, shapes to defend, off the pad to short leg

119.6

Mishra to Krejza, no run, turning past off stump, slightly short, chopped to backward point

Australia 324/7   A Mishra 21-4-55-1

121.1

Mishra to White, no run, from round the stumps, outside off, squeezed to backward point

121.2

Mishra to White, no run, googly and White leans forward to defend and hits the pad and on to the bat but falls down the wicket

121.3

Mishra to White, no run, couple of steps down the track but the ball dips on him and he reaches out to push it back to Mishy

121.4

Mishra to White, no run, beaten by the turn from the rough. It landed well outside leg and broke back sharply to beat the defensive poke and hit him on the back pad in front of the middle

121.5

Mishra to White, no run, shorter in length, turns with bounce, stabbed to the off side

121.6

Mishra to White, 1 run, opens his stance and punches a short-in-length delivery to deep midwicket

Australia 326/7   A Mishra 22-4-56-1

132.1

Mishra to Johnson, no run, floated outside off, driven back to Mishra, who is bowling from over the wicket

132.2

Mishra to Johnson, no run, turns in and Johnson is caught at the crease, stabs it away in the end

132.3

Mishra to Johnson, no run, slower, turns in past the prod and strikes the pad. Mishra appeals, perhaps going down leg side and Dhoni was heading that way

132.4

Mishra to Johnson, no run, fullish, flicked to right of square leg where Laxman makes a tumbling stop

132.5

Mishra to Johnson, no run, on the middle, spinning in, dabbed to left of short leg

132.6

Mishra to Johnson, no run, googly on the leg stump line, pushed to the on side

Australia 348/8   A Mishra 23-5-56-1

134.1

Mishra to Johnson, 1 run, flighted full on the legs, flicked past square leg

134.2

Mishra to Lee, no run, flighted full, defended to silly point

134.3

Mishra to Lee, 1 run, tossed up full, driven to long-off

134.4

Mishra to Johnson, OUT, And India take an 86-run lead. Johnson came down the track and lifted straight to Zaheer at long-on.

MG Johnson c Khan b Mishra 5 (41m 25b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

Australia 355/10   A Mishra 23.4-5-58-2
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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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