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

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

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   JJ Krejza 1-0-11-0

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.

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   JJ Krejza 2-0-18-0

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

16.4

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

16.5

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

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   JJ Krejza 3-0-32-0

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

18.4

Krejza to Dravid, OUT, Dravid continues to run dry. Gone for a duck. Jason Krejza gets his first wicket. It was quite a regulation off break. It turned in slightly from outside off stump and some extra bounce and Dravid jabbed it to short leg. His poor run continues. Congrats Jason. Enter SRT.

R Dravid c Katich b Krejza 0 (4m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

18.5

Krejza to Tendulkar, no run, goes back to defend to the on side

18.6

Krejza to Tendulkar, no run, flighted full and Tendulkar stretches forward in defense

India 99/2   JJ Krejza 4-0-33-1

20.1

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

20.2

Krejza to Tendulkar, FOUR, And Tendulkar blasts down the ground. It was flighted outside off and Tendulkar drives hard, couldn't keep it down, rather didn't get the elevation he wanted and the ball was in the air briefly but fell just short of the bowler and went between his legs

20.3

Krejza to Tendulkar, FOUR, And they continue to hit out against Krejza. Tendulkar pulls out the slog sweep, gets a bit of top edge but no one in the deep. Now a man moves in there.

20.4

Krejza to Tendulkar, no run, leans forward to defend

20.5

Krejza to Tendulkar, no run, comes down the track, Krejza drags it short and Tendulkar adjusts to defend to the on side

20.6

Krejza to Tendulkar, no run, tries to jump out, Krejza bowls it well outside off and Tendulkar reaches out to push it to the off side.

India 113/2   JJ Krejza 5-0-42-1

22.1

Krejza to Tendulkar, 1 run, hands the strike back to Sehwag with a flick through the on side

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

22.4

Krejza to Laxman, 3 runs, full pitched outside off stump and Laxman reaches out to drive it through covers

22.5

Krejza to Tendulkar, no run, stretches well forward to play a compact defensive stroke

22.6

Krejza to Tendulkar, 2 runs, a touch short in length and turning in from outside off, Tendulkar goes back to guide it past Hayden at first slip

India 121/3   JJ Krejza 6-0-48-2

24.1

Krejza to Laxman, no run, full and on the middle, flicked to midwicket

24.2

Krejza to Laxman, no run, comes forward to defend a ball turning in from outside off stump

24.3

Krejza to Laxman, 1 run, spins down leg and Laxman works it behind square leg for a single

24.4

Krejza to Tendulkar, no run, well outside off stump, back of length, Tendulkar shaped to cut but pulled out at the last minute. Slip, short leg and leg slip in

24.5

Krejza to Tendulkar, no run, nice delivery, a tad slower, bit more air, on the middle, Tendulkar comes forward, takes the bottom-hand off the handle and taps it to the leg side. Good bounce.

24.6

Krejza to Tendulkar, 1 run, turns in from around off stump, pushed to wide mid-on for a single

India 124/3   JJ Krejza 7-0-50-2

26.1

Krejza to Laxman, no run, leans forward to flick a flighted delivery to midwicket.

26.2

Krejza to Laxman, no run, slip and short leg watch as Laxman gets forward to defend

26.3

Krejza to Laxman, no run, nicely flighted up , full outside off, Laxman drives back to him

26.4

Krejza to Laxman, no run, stretches well forward to defend to a delivery that was tossed up outside off

26.5

Krejza to Laxman, no run, turning in to the off stump line and Laxman taps it back gently down the track

26.6

Krejza to Laxman, no run, slightly quicker, hastens off the pitch and Laxman adjusts; goes back to defend

India 124/3   JJ Krejza 8-1-50-2

28.1

Krejza to Laxman, 3 runs, goes right back to whip a off break from the off stump to deep square leg region. Hussey with the chase and they run three. It was a touch short in length and that allowed Laxman the luxury to play the shot

28.2

Krejza to Tendulkar, 1 run, Tendulkar takes a quick single, pushing gently towards mid-on

28.3

Krejza to Laxman, no run, full toss, dipping outside off stump and Laxman flicks it to mid-on. Had it not got that dip, Laxman would have put it away.

28.4

Krejza to Laxman, FOUR, drags this short, too short and Laxman goes back to unfurl the pull shot. Easy pickings.

28.5

Krejza to Laxman, no run, again a touch short, but turning in from well outside off stump and Laxman goes back to punch it back to Jason

28.6

Krejza to Laxman, no run, better delivery, just short of the driveable length and Laxman had to really stretch forward to defend

India 136/3   JJ Krejza 9-1-58-2

30.1

Krejza to Tendulkar, no run, gets forward to defend to the off side

30.2

Krejza to Tendulkar, FOUR, drags it short and Tendulkar rocks back to cut it to the point boundary.

30.3

Krejza to Tendulkar, no run, fuller, turning in and Tendulkar goes back to nudge it to short leg.

30.4

Krejza to Tendulkar, no run, lands on a length outside off, turns in slightly and Tendulkar punches it to left of covers where the left-handed Clarke makes a tumbling stop

30.5

Krejza to Tendulkar, 2 runs, flighted full but on the off and middle line and Tendulkar wrists it with the turn through wide mid-on region

30.6

Krejza to Tendulkar, no run, nice delivery, tossed up outside off and inviting the drive and Tendulkar obliges, drives but along the ground to Clarke at covers

India 147/3   JJ Krejza 10-1-64-2

32.1

Krejza to Tendulkar, no run, lands on the off stump line, defended on the front foot.

32.2

Krejza to Tendulkar, no run, goes back to turn the off break to short leg

32.3

Krejza to Tendulkar, no run, lands it on the foot marks well outside off stump and Tendulkar pads it away

32.4

Krejza to Tendulkar, no run, again aiming for those rough but just falls short of the footmark and hurries on straight, left alone.

32.5

Krejza to Tendulkar, no run, slightly short, turning in with bounce and Tendulkar goes for the pull, misses and is struck high

32.6

Krejza to Tendulkar, 2 runs, well outside the off stump, Tendulkar went back and across and was surprised as the ball turned in more than he thought and with bounce but he adjusted to tap it down to the ground and past first slip. Krejza has good bounce on this wicket. Lot's of over spin.

India 149/3   JJ Krejza 11-1-66-2

34.1

Krejza to Tendulkar, no run, flighted full around the off stump, driven to Hussey at mid-on and Laxman was down the track, looking for a single but manages to get back in time to beat Hussey's throw

34.2

Krejza to Tendulkar, no run, flighted outside off, on a length and Tendulkar pads it away. They go up in appeal

34.3

Krejza to Tendulkar, FOUR, And Tendulkar responds by employing the slog sweep. He fetched it from outside off and hit it well to the left of deep square leg fielder

34.4

Krejza to Tendulkar, no run, similar delivery, Krejza asking Tendulkar to repeat the shot but gets a solid forward defensive stroke in return

34.5

Krejza to Tendulkar, FOUR, he takes up the challenge this time and lifts another flighted delivery over mid-on .. .few bounces and over the ropes.

34.6

Krejza to Tendulkar, no run, flatter, touch shorter and Tendulkar goes back to work it to short leg

India 157/3   JJ Krejza 12-1-74-2

36.1

Krejza to Tendulkar, 1 run, goes back and across, gets outside the line and tucks the off break to fine leg

36.2

Krejza to Laxman, no run, flighted outside off and Laxman stretches across to drive to covers

36.3

Krejza to Laxman, 1 run, reaches forward to turn it past first slip

36.4

Krejza to Tendulkar, 1 run, again Tendulkar goes across a touch to work it with the turn behind square leg for a single

36.5

Krejza to Laxman, FOUR, Just over midwicket. Laxman went back to play his whip across the line but was too early in the shot - perhaps, the ball stopped on him a touch - and scoops it over midwicket and it kept running away

36.6

Krejza to Laxman, no run, teasing flight outside off stump, on a length and Laxman gets forward and wrists it to mid-on

India 166/3   JJ Krejza 13-1-81-2

38.1

Krejza to Tendulkar, 1 run

38.2

Krejza to Laxman, 1 run, goes back to pick a single with a flick to square leg

38.3

Krejza to Tendulkar, no run, from round the stumps, flatter and quicker, tickled to short fine leg

38.4

Krejza to Tendulkar, no run, turns in from outside off, jabbed to the leg side.

38.5

Krejza to Tendulkar, no run, goes well back to defend the ball around the off stump, Krejza is operating from round the stumps

38.6

Krejza to Tendulkar, no run, nice .. slower , bit more air and on the leg stump line, Tendulkar shapes to flick it to the on side but is too early into the shot and gets a leading edge to the off side

India 175/3   JJ Krejza 14-1-83-2

40.1

Krejza to Tendulkar, 2 runs, tossed up full outside off stump and Tendulkar brings up his fifty with a cover drive. 52nd Test fifty.

40.2

Krejza to Tendulkar, 1 run, comes down the track and pushes to right of mid-off for a single

40.3

Krejza to Laxman, no run, slip, short leg and silly point watch as Laxman stretches forward to defend

40.4

Krejza to Laxman, 1 run, slightly short and Laxman pulls to left of deep square leg

40.5

Krejza to Tendulkar, no run, from round the stumps to Tendulkar and slips down leg side. Tendulkar tries to help it around the corner but can't connect

40.6

Krejza to Tendulkar, 1 run, switches back to over the stumps and gets it to turn from outside off stump, dabbed to cover point for a single

India 184/3   JJ Krejza 15-1-88-2

56.1

Krejza to Tendulkar, 1 run, flighted delivery, slow through the air, just outside off, Tendulkar is made to wait and he flicks it past midwicket

56.2

Krejza to Laxman, no run, leans across to flick from well outside off to short midwicket

56.3

Krejza to Laxman, FOUR, Laxman decides it's time for some slog sweep. He got more elevation than necessary but would pick up the boundary.

56.4

Krejza to Laxman, no run, Laxman guides a flighted delivery to backward point

56.5

Krejza to Laxman, no run, leans well forward to defend

56.6

Krejza to Laxman, no run, turning in from outside off, Laxman goes on the back foot to defend to the off side

India 224/3   JJ Krejza 16-1-93-2

58.1

Krejza to Tendulkar, 1 run, turning in towards off and middle, another wristy dab to leg single, another single.

58.2

Krejza to Laxman, 1 run, turning in from outside off, bit of bounce - he does put lots of over spin on the ball - and Laxman goes back to punch it to deep point

58.3

Krejza to Tendulkar, no run, Tendulkar goes for the slog sweep but it was well outside off and he couldn't connect.

58.4

Krejza to Tendulkar, no run, stretches well forward to defend a flighted delivery outside off stump

58.5

Krejza to Tendulkar, FOUR, Tendulkar gets into the eighties with a fierce sweep from outside off up and over wide mid-on region

58.6

Krejza to Tendulkar, no run, gets forward to defend

India 233/3   JJ Krejza 17-1-99-2

60.1

Krejza to Laxman, no run, goes right back to work the off break to midwicket

60.2

Krejza to Laxman, no run, tossed outside off stump and Laxman gets forward to smother it

60.3

Krejza to Laxman, no run, and again the tall Laxman uses his height to get forward and defend

60.4

Krejza to Laxman, 1 run, to counter Laxman's forward reach, Krejza drops this slightly short and Laxman cuts to deep point

60.5

Krejza to Tendulkar, 1 leg bye, spins down legs and bounds off the pad to fine leg

60.6

Krejza to Laxman, 1 run, slightly short and Laxman, who was coming forward, pushes back, opens the bat face and picks up a single with a dab to backward point

India 237/3   JJ Krejza 18-1-101-2

62.1

Krejza to Laxman, 1 run, turns in towards middle and leg, worked past square leg.

62.2

Krejza to Tendulkar, 1 run, Dropped Oh ho! what is happening out there. Mitchell Johnson has put down Sachin Tendulkar. What a blow. Tendulkar came down the track and skied the lofted shot. Up she went and Mitch back pedaled from mid-off, got his palms facing sky and spilled it. What a clanger. Poor Krejza could have got his third wicket. Ravi Shaz screams on air, "Is that the Test?"

62.3

Krejza to Laxman, 2 runs, Laxman gets to his 50 with a drive wide of sweeper cover

62.4

Krejza to Laxman, 1 run, goes back to turn to backward point region

62.5

Krejza to Tendulkar, 1 run, slightly short and down leg, helped along to fine leg

62.6

Krejza to Laxman, no run

India 246/3   JJ Krejza 19-1-107-2

64.1

Krejza to Laxman, 1 run, slightly short and turning towards leg and middle, Laxman pulls it to long leg for a single

64.2

Krejza to Tendulkar, no run, flighted outside off, driven towards mid-off but Clarke intercepts from his short cover position. Will Tendulkar again go for the attack against Jason?

64.3

Krejza to Tendulkar, no run, well-flighted outside off, trying to tempt Sachin who drives along the ground to covers

64.4

Krejza to Tendulkar, no run, And now a perfect forward defensive stroke.

64.5

Krejza to Tendulkar, no run, into the footmarks outside off and Tendulkar pads it away

64.6

Krejza to Tendulkar, no run, now reaches out and drives to left of covers where Clarke makes the stop

India 247/3   JJ Krejza 20-1-108-2

66.1

Krejza to Laxman, FOUR, long hop from Krejza and the ball hops over the midwicket boundary. Laxman went back to pull it hard.

66.2

Krejza to Laxman, no run, better delivery, fuller and turning in, Laxman stretches across to defend. "Well bowled Jason Krejza, Don't release pressure," says Haddin

66.3

Krejza to Laxman, 1 run, spins down leg, turned away for a single

66.4

Krejza to Tendulkar, no run, turns in from outside off and Tendulkar goes back to keep it out

66.5

Krejza to Tendulkar, no run, bit more air, slower through the air and defended on the front foot. "Well bowled Jason, well bowled buddy." that man Haddin again.

66.6

Krejza to Tendulkar, 1 run, gets forward to drive to mid-on for a single

India 254/3   JJ Krejza 21-1-114-2

68.1

Krejza to Laxman, 2 runs, reaches out to flick the flighted delivery to left of mid-on where Watson makes a tumbling attempt but doesn't stop it cleanly

68.2

Krejza to Laxman, no run, goes right back to defend the off break

68.3

Krejza to Laxman, no run, and uses his height this time to get forward to kill the spin

68.4

Krejza to Laxman, OUT, Krejza has got another wicket. Laxman falls to a faulty stroke. He backed to the legside, trying to create room for the cut but it turned in more than he thought and he was cramped for room. And nicked it over the middle stump and Haddin clung on. Well done Jason. Ganguly walks in for his last Test match. Drinks break.

VVS Laxman c †Haddin b Krejza 64 (193m 141b 5x4 0x6) SR: 45.39

68.5

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, floated from round the stumps and Ganguly defends to the leg side

68.6

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, slip, short leg, silly point watch as Ganguly drives to short mid-off

India 262/4   JJ Krejza 22-1-116-3

70.1

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, flighted outside off stump, driven to the off side

70.2

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, goes back to push it to point. Krejza is bowling from round the stumps at the left-handed Ganguly

70.3

Krejza to Ganguly, 1 run, low full toss on the leg side, a surprised Ganguly pushes it to wide mid-on for a single

70.4

Krejza to Tendulkar, no run, gets well forward to dead-bat a flighted offbreak

70.5

Krejza to Tendulkar, 2 runs, Oh another drop Lee drops a difficult chance. Tendulkar was going for the six. He got under the ball again and skied it towards long-off. Lee turned back from mid-off, ran hard and the ball dropped in over his shoulder and he couldn't hold on. Tendulkar is back for the second. It's almost as if the Aussies want him to score that hundred. Difficult chance but.

70.6

Krejza to Tendulkar, 1 run, goes back to work it past midwicket for a single. on 99 and on strike for the next over.

India 272/4   JJ Krejza 23-1-120-3

72.1

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, full and on the middle, driven to mid-on

72.2

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, slower , bit of air, on the middle stump line and defended down the track

72.3

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, oh almost stumped. Ganguly charged down the track, Krejza dragged back the length and Ganguly adjusted to jab it to the off side. Interesting battle.

72.4

Krejza to Ganguly, 1 run, now backs away a touch to ping sweeper cover. Tendulkar on strike. The crowd roar.

72.5

Krejza to Tendulkar, no run, goes back to work it to Katich at short leg

72.6

Krejza to Tendulkar, no run, turns in, worked to the on side and Katich stops it again. Tendulkar gets back inside the crease in a hurry.

India 273/4   JJ Krejza 24-1-121-3

74.1

Krejza to Tendulkar, no run, goes well back to push to short midwicket region

74.2

Krejza to Tendulkar, no run, on the off stump line, turning in, goes back to defend to short leg

74.3

Krejza to Tendulkar, no run, flighted outside off stump and Tendulkar stretches across to defend

74.4

Krejza to Tendulkar, FOUR, And he gets it. Hundred no 40. And has a big smile as Ganguly comes across to congratulate. It was a short delivery and Tendulkar cut it through backward point. The helmet is off, the bat is held high, he looks up to the skies and the dressing room celebrates.

74.5

Krejza to Tendulkar, 1 run, leans forward to drive to mid-off for a single

74.6

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, floated on the middle stump line, defended back to the bowler

India 278/4   JJ Krejza 25-1-126-3

76.1

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, flighted from round the stumps, pushed to covers

76.2

Krejza to Ganguly, FOUR, Ganguly dashes down the track and lifts Krejza over mid-on. Nice and easy.

76.3

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, starts to come forward before pressing back to push it back to the bowler

76.4

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, slower and Ganguly is made to wait and he lunges to push it past the lunging silly point fielder

76.5

Krejza to Ganguly, 1 run, drops it short and Ganguly cuts to sweeper cover

76.6

Krejza to Tendulkar, no run, stays where he is to punch the off break to covers

India 287/4   JJ Krejza 26-1-131-3

78.1

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, leans well forward to defend

78.2

Krejza to Ganguly, FOUR, charges down the track, takes it on the full and swings it to midwicket boundary. Ganguly has been positive from the word go.

78.3

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, gets forward to defend to silly point

78.4

Krejza to Ganguly, 1 run, on the legs , Ganguly works it behind square leg for a single

78.5

Krejza to Tendulkar, no run, turned in from outside off and Tendulkar defends down the track

78.6

Krejza to Tendulkar, no run, fuller, just outside off stump, gets forward to defend

India 295/4   JJ Krejza 27-1-136-3

80.1

Krejza to Ganguly, 1 run, short and turning outside off, cut to sweeper cover

80.2

Krejza to Tendulkar, no run, well outside the off stump, tendulkar covers the off stump and shoulders arms

80.3

Krejza to Tendulkar, no run, goes right back to tap it to on side and Katich moves from his short-leg position to pick the ball

80.4

Krejza to Tendulkar, 1 run, shifts to round the stumps and Tendulkar gets across to run it to short third man region

80.5

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, back over the wickets, lands outside leg and defended to the off side

80.6

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, stretches well forward to defend down the track

India 298/4   JJ Krejza 28-1-138-3

87.1

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, on target, right on the off and middle line, on a length and Ganguly leans forward to defend.

87.2

Krejza to Ganguly, 3 runs, slip and silly point watch as Ganguly goes back to chop a offbreak outside off through backward point. He moves to 30.

87.3

Krejza to Dhoni, no run, Drama. They appeal for a caught and bowled catch. They reckon it went off the bat and then on to the boot and to Krejza. They have referred it up stairs. and the replays show that it hit the turf before hitting the boot. Krejza did well to run forward and dive to take the 'catch' but it had hit the ground before hitting the shoe. Dhoni had tried to drive hard.

87.4

Krejza to Dhoni, no run, goes back to turn to the leg side

87.5

Krejza to Dhoni, no run, turning in, Dhoni backs away to punch to short extra cover

87.6

Krejza to Dhoni, 1 run, floated outside off, a touch slower and Dhoni gets forward to push it through cover point for a single

India 315/5   JJ Krejza 29-1-142-3

96.1

Krejza to Dhoni, 1 run, moves towards off stump and works the ball past square leg .

96.2

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, slow through the air, lands around leg stump line, turns in and Ganguly leans forward to jab it bat and pad together

96.3

Krejza to Ganguly, 1 run, slightly short and cut to sweeper cover

96.4

Krejza to Dhoni, 2 runs, floated just outside off stump and Dhoni paddles it for couple of runs

96.5

Krejza to Dhoni, FOUR, fetches this one from well outside off and sweeps it hard to deep square leg boundary. Long leg and midwicket can't get to it. Hit very hard.

96.6

Krejza to Dhoni, 1 run, brings the bat in front of the pad and turns the ball towards cover point for a easy single

India 351/5   JJ Krejza 30-1-151-3

98.1

Krejza to Ganguly, SIX, Aha! Gorgeous hit over long-on. Lovely shimmy down the track and lofted it up and over

98.2

Krejza to Ganguly, 2 runs, shorter, flatter and Ganguly backs away a touch to punch it between extra cover and mid-off for couple of runs. Very good placement.

98.3

Krejza to Ganguly, 1 run, fuller, just outside off, pushed down to sweeper cover for a single

98.4

Krejza to Dhoni, no run, comes down the track, doesn't reach the pitch of the dipping ball and pushes it towards Ganguly and Krejza dives to make the stop

98.5

Krejza to Dhoni, 2 runs, And here is the reverse sweep. It turned in from short of length and Dhoni reversed it through backward point

98.6

Krejza to Dhoni, 3 runs, And he does it again. Fuller this time and that allows Dhoni to reverse sweep it along the ground and down to third man. Clarke stops it near the ropes

India 367/5   JJ Krejza 31-1-165-3

100.1

Krejza to Dhoni, no run, tossed up on a length, spins back, Dhoni defends

100.2

Krejza to Dhoni, 1 run, too short, spins back in generously but Dhoni gets back in his crease, exposing leg stump, and biffs it back down the track past a diving Krezja for one

100.3

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, gets room and cuts, but cannot beat Ponting at short cover

100.4

Krejza to Ganguly, 2 runs, well played, Ganguly, thats his 35th Test half-century, up with a trademark drive, all flourish and placement, just wide of the man at extra cover and Ganguly raises his bat in his final Test after running back for the second

100.5

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, tossed in fuller and flatter and Ganguly watchfully defends

100.6

Krejza to Ganguly, FOUR, a miscue, but still four! Ganguly makes room and charges down, doesn't get to the pitch of the ball but carries through with his intent, hitting the ball high and over mid-off and it lands once in front of the boundary before rolling across it

India 375/5   JJ Krejza 32-1-172-3

102.1

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, goes back to push it back Krejza

102.2

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, lands outside leg, turns in, padded away

102.3

Krejza to Ganguly, 2 runs, again just outside leg, paddled away for couple of runs.

102.4

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, slower, bit more air, fuller and on the leg stump line, pushed to midwicket

102.5

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, again lands outside leg and Ganguly pads it away...

102.6

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, lands outside leg, turns in to hit the body

India 377/5   JJ Krejza 33-1-174-3

104.1

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, flighted outside leg and Ganguly allows it to hit his pad

104.2

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, lands outside leg, Ganguly shapes to pad it but it drops shorter than he thinks and turns to hit the flapof the front pad and onto his arm

104.3

Krejza to Ganguly, FOUR, fuller, flighted down leg side and Ganguly gets a faint tickle past Haddin

104.4

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, ooh.. again pitched outside leg into the rough, Ganguly tries to pad it away but the ball spins past the pad and hits the back leg

104.5

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, on the middle and off line, pushed to extra cover

104.6

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, leans forward to defend a delivery turning from outside leg

India 381/5   JJ Krejza 34-1-178-3

106.1

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, full and on the middle and leg, pushed down the track.

106.2

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, full outside leg, tapped to backward square leg

106.3

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, outside leg and Ganguly pads it away

106.4

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, lands on a length, around leg, turns towards middle, defended down the track. Haddin coos"ooh aaah .. well bowled Jason."

106.5

Krejza to Ganguly, 2 runs, bit of extra bounce as it turns towards middle and off, Ganguly waits on the back foot and taps it through gully region

106.6

Krejza to Ganguly, 1 run, on the middle and leg, worked to cover point for a single.

India 384/5   JJ Krejza 35-1-181-3

108.1

Krejza to Dhoni, 1 run, paddles it from the off stump for a single

108.2

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, and the outside leg stump line and padding away continues

108.3

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, And again. Well bowled .. well bowled, says Haddin.

108.4

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, And the padding away continues. Haddin tries to create some artificial excitement there

108.5

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, Hmm... again lands outside leg, turns in and Ganguly takes it on his pad

108.6

Krejza to Ganguly, FOUR, a tad fuller, closer to the leg and Ganguly sweeps and sweeps fine, past the short fine-leg fielder

India 393/5   JJ Krejza 36-1-186-3

110.1

Krejza to Dhoni, no run, goes right back to defend the off break

110.2

Krejza to Dhoni, no run, lunges forward to defend, the ball spins past the prod and hits him on the body

110.3

Krejza to Dhoni, 1 run, slightly short, spins down leg, tapped to fine leg region

110.4

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, floated outside leg and Ganguly pads it away ..

110.5

Krejza to Ganguly, 1 run, gets forward to push to empty spaces at cover region for a single

110.6

Krejza to Dhoni, no run, comes down the track, Jason shortens the length and Dhoni lunges out to jab it to the off side

India 396/5   JJ Krejza 37-1-188-3

112.1

Krejza to Ganguly, 2 runs, slightly short and cut to deep backward point region and Ganguly runs the first single hard and pushes for the second

112.2

Krejza to Ganguly, FOUR, on a length and bit more bounce and Ganguly shapes to cut and it flies past HAyden at first slip. Well wide of him.

112.3

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, lands outside leg, turns , tries to work it to the on side but misses and the ball rolls off the pad

112.4

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, full and on the off and middle, eased to the off side

112.5

Krejza to Ganguly, 1 run, stays back to push it to cover point for a easy single

112.6

Krejza to Dhoni, no run, ah! turn and bounce. From the rough outside off, Dhoni is caught by surprise, takes the bottom hand off the handle and jabs it in the air and through the vacant silly point region. And that's lunch.

India 404/5   JJ Krejza 38-1-195-3

114.1

Krejza to Ganguly, 1 run, turns in from around the leg stump line, Ganguly backs away a touch and punches to sweeper cover

114.2

Krejza to Dhoni, 1 run, flighted outside off, driven to mid-off

114.3

Krejza to Ganguly, 1 run, again gets on to the back foot to push it into the spaces on the off side for a single

114.4

Krejza to Dhoni, no run, lands well outside off and Dhoni pads it away. They appeal for a lbw but it was not turning in enough

114.5

Krejza to Dhoni, no run, fuller, closer to the off stump, pushed to point

114.6

Krejza to Dhoni, 1 run, comes down the track, doesn't get the pitch of the ball but goes through with the shot, in the air and through empty mid-on down to long-on for a single

India 417/5   JJ Krejza 39-1-199-3

116.1

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, leans forward to push to midwicket

116.2

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, down the track, moves outside leg in the process and drives to mid-off

116.3

Krejza to Ganguly, 1 run, goes back to push to long leg. 200 up for Jason Krejza. The third Australian. Lee has done it before. and Chuck Fleetwood Smith.

116.4

Krejza to Dhoni, OUT, And Jason gets another wicket. No 4. What a strange little Test for him. Dhoni moved towards middle and off and tried to paddle a delivery turning in towards leg. He missed and the ball hit the leg stump. The 119-run partnership has come to an end.

MS Dhoni b Krejza 56 (158m 97b 4x4 0x6) SR: 57.73

116.5

Krejza to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, similar delivery and Harbhajan helps it along behind square leg.

116.6

Krejza to Ganguly, OUT, And Jason gets his five-for! Super moment for the debutant and the Aussies crowd him. It turned from outside the leg stump and Ganguly pushed at it and got a thick edge. Clarke, at first slip, flung himself to his left to take a very sharp catch. Jason is da maan. Fine innings from Ganguly, though. He looked so solid and serene. Fab knock. Pity he didn't get the ton. Will he get another chance in this Test or have we have seen his last Test innings here?

SC Ganguly c Clarke b Krejza 85 (220m 153b 8x4 1x6) SR: 55.55

India 423/7   JJ Krejza 40-1-201-5

118.1

Krejza to Khan, no run, flighted full outside off, driven to covers

118.2

Krejza to Khan, 1 run, jumps off a length and Zaheer jabs it off the outer edge well to the left of silly point

118.3

Krejza to Harbhajan Singh, no run, lunges across to push to covers

118.4

Krejza to Harbhajan Singh, FOUR, threatens to jump out before pressing back and cuts the slighter shorter delivery through backward point

118.5

Krejza to Harbhajan Singh, FOUR, Now he charges down the track and lofts the flighted delivery over mid-on for the second boundary.

118.6

Krejza to Harbhajan Singh, no run, Tries to go for the reverse sweep, misses and it bounds off his body to short leg .

India 432/7   JJ Krejza 41-1-210-5

120.1

Krejza to Harbhajan Singh, FOUR, flighted around the middle and leg line, Harbhajan goes for the sweep and gets a thin edge through to fine leg

120.2

Krejza to Harbhajan Singh, no run, leans forward to nudge the off break to short leg.

120.3

Krejza to Harbhajan Singh, no run, gets forward and across to defend to the off side

120.4

Krejza to Harbhajan Singh, no run, slightly short, flat and quick, turned to short leg

120.5

Krejza to Harbhajan Singh, no run, comes forward initially before pressing back a touch to defend with soft hands

120.6

Krejza to Harbhajan Singh, no run, flighted on a length around off stump line, leans forward to push it gently down the track

India 436/7   JJ Krejza 42-1-214-5

122.1

Krejza to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, turns in from short of length, paddled behind square leg

122.2

Krejza to Khan, no run, leans forward to defend but pushes inside the line and the ball didn't turn in enough and went past the outside edge.

122.3

Krejza to Khan, OUT, Wah! Wicket no 6. What a bitter-sweet debut! It was well-flighted delivery outside off stump into the rough and Zaheer Khan went for the big drive and edged it on to the stumps.

Z Khan b Krejza 1 (25m 16b 0x4 0x6) SR: 6.25

122.4

Krejza to Mishra, OUT, Would you believe it? Krejza takes another one. On a hattrick now. It landed outside off and went on straight, without too much spin, went with the angle and the batsman pushed inside the line. Death knell. THe off stump was pegged back

A Mishra b Krejza 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

122.5

Krejza to Sharma, no run, two silly points, slip, leg slip, two short legs crowd Ishant who plays the kill joy and defends to the off side.

122.6

Krejza to Sharma, no run, bit more air, fuller outside off stump, edges the drive on to his pad

India 437/9   JJ Krejza 43-1-215-7

124.1

Krejza to Sharma, no run, leans

124.2

Krejza to Sharma, no run, turn and bounce, outside of stump, left alone

124.3

Krejza to Sharma, no run

124.4

Krejza to Sharma, no run, leans forward to defend

124.5

Krejza to Sharma, OUT, What a memorable debut for Jason Krejza. The European combo of Jason Krejza and Katich has combined here well to get Krejza his eight wicket. Super duper. Ishant flicked it to the right of Katich, at short leg, and he takes a good sharp juggling catch. Krejza won't forget Nagpur, Indians will always remember him and his bizarre debut. Runs and wickets. Arthur Mailey, the former Aussie legspinner, would have been proud. Congrats Jason.

I Sharma c Katich b Krejza 0 (9m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

India 441/10   JJ Krejza 43.5-1-215-8
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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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