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

Khan to Hayden, 2 leg byes, drifting on the pads, runs down to fine leg

0.2

Khan to Hayden, 1 run, leans forward to push towards short cover region for a quick single

0.3

Khan to Katich, FOUR, Katich starts off with a lovely off drive. He leaned into the full pitched delivery and eased it through wide mid-off

0.4

Khan to Katich, no run, outside the off stump, steered to backward point

0.5

Khan to Katich, FOUR, The second boundary for Katich and Australia. Bit of width and short in length, he reached out to chop it past backward point

0.6

Khan to Katich, no run, fuller, straighter, on the off stump line, tickled to the leg side

Australia 11/0   Z Khan 1-0-9-0

2.1

Khan to Katich, no run, fullish, around the off stump line, defended on the front foot

2.2

Khan to Katich, 2 runs, leans forward to push to mid-on where Amit Mishra misfields ...

2.3

Khan to Katich, no run, on the good length, around the middle stump line, defended down the track

2.4

Khan to Katich, 1 run, full but width outside off stump and carved to deep backward point for a single

2.5

Khan to Hayden, no run, coming in from just outside off stump and Hayden offers the full broad face of his bat in defence

2.6

Khan to Hayden, no run, full pitched outside off stump, Hayden drives but the bat-face shuts at the point of impact and the ball rolls back to Zaheer

Australia 18/0   Z Khan 2-0-12-0

4.1

Khan to Hayden, no run

4.2

Khan to Hayden, FOUR, edged to third man boundary. It was full in length and outside off stump, Haydoes goes for the drive and gets a thick edge

4.3

Khan to Hayden, no run, Full pitched outside off and Hayden on drives it to right of mid-on where Mishra makes another fine tumbling stop

4.4

Khan to Hayden, no run, on the middle stump line, Hayden gets his bat in front of his pad and drives to Mishra

4.5

Khan to Hayden, no run, shorter in length, coming in with the angle and Hayden jabs it off the inner edge

4.6

Khan to Hayden, FOUR, Delicious straight drive by Haydos. Good positive forward stride, clean straight swing of the bat and the ball races along the ground past the bowler, past the umpire and well to the right of Mishra.

Australia 28/0   Z Khan 3-0-20-0

6.1

Khan to Katich, no run, length delivery outside off stump, pushed to covers

6.2

Khan to Katich, 1 run, a touch short in length, chopped down to wide third man

6.3

Khan to Hayden, no run, coming in from a length, pushed back to Zaheer who throws it back at the stumps outside off and through to Dhoni

6.4

Khan to Hayden, no run, leans forward to punch the length delivery to mid-off

6.5

Khan to Hayden, OUT, Vijay has run out Hayden. Hayden is walking. What a blow. It was pushed to mid-on and Vijay rushed in, picked the ball, and fired a direct hit at the non-striker's end. Not a wise decision by Haydos to pick a young man

ML Hayden run out 16 (30m 26b 3x4 0x6) SR: 61.53

6.6

Khan to Katich, 1 run, short in length and outside off, dabbed to wide third man region

Australia 33/1   Z Khan 4-0-22-0

22.1

Khan to Katich, no run, gets the ball to come in from just outside off, with the angle and Kaitch turns it to midwicket

22.2

Khan to Katich, no run, just outside off, full in length, pushed to mid-off

22.3

Khan to Katich, FOUR, lovely on drive from Kat. It was full and on the middle and Katich shuffles across and works it through wide mid-on.

22.4

Khan to Katich, 1 run, on the middle and leg line, tapped to left of Tendulkar at square leg

22.5

Khan to Hussey, no run, moves forward to guide a length delivery to backward point

22.6

Khan to Hussey, no run, full pitched outside off stump, steered to backward point

Australia 93/2   Z Khan 5-0-27-0

24.1

Khan to Katich, no run, full in length, on the middle stump line, turned to the on side

24.2

Khan to Katich, no run, fullish, just outside off stump, pushed to Harbhajan at covers

24.3

Khan to Katich, no run, lands it full and outside off stump, guided to point

24.4

Khan to Katich, 2 runs, shuffles across and flicks the full delivery on the legs to deep square leg region. And that's his fifty. Just off 55 deliveries too. Can he carry on to make a big one here?

24.5

Khan to Katich, 2 runs, again that shuffle across the stumps, Zaheer fires in on the middle and he works it to deep square leg region

24.6

Khan to Katich, no run, banged in short , around the off stump line, tapped to backward point.

Australia 100/2   Z Khan 6-0-31-0

26.1

Khan to Hussey, no run, around the off stump line and Hussey gets on to the front foot to defend

26.2

Khan to Hussey, no run, homing in on the off stump line, defended down the track. The Indians are working to keep the shine on one side of the ball.

26.3

Khan to Hussey, no run, on the middle stump line,defended to the off side. No signs of reverse swing, yet.

26.4

Khan to Hussey, 1 run, on to the pads, flicked to fine leg for a single.

26.5

Khan to Katich, 2 runs, full and again on the legs, flicked to right of Ganguly at long leg

26.6

Khan to Katich, no run, leans forward to drive to mid-off

Australia 110/2   Z Khan 7-0-34-0

29.1

Khan to Katich, no run, Zaheer spears it down leg side and Dhoni fails to collect cleanly and what;s more deflects it to the helmet behind him. Five penalty runs.

29.2

Khan to Katich, 3 runs, back of length and Katich punches it away through backward point

29.3

Khan to Hussey, no run, around the off and middle line, hint of shape in, driven to mid-off

29.4

Khan to Hussey, no run, on the middle and leg line, shaping in with the shiny side, worked to midwicket

29.5

Khan to Hussey, no run, outside off and Hussey defends to the point region. Bowden tells Zaheer to get off the danger area.

29.6

Khan to Hussey, FOUR, swings it in with the shiny side but starts from middle and drifts down leg and Hussey flicks it away. He needs to start it from outside off

Australia 127/2   Z Khan 7.5-0-41-0

49.1

Khan to Katich, no run, 129.7 kmph length delivery outside off stump and Katich lets it go through to Dhoni

49.2

Khan to Katich, 1 run, full pitched outside off stump and Katich drives to Tendulkar at sweeper cover

49.3

Khan to Hussey, 1 run, leans forward to drive a full delivery through the off side

49.4

Khan to Katich, no run, well outside the off stump and Katich watches it sail past him. Dravid, at slips, has a chat with Dhoni.

49.5

Khan to Katich, 1 run, 122 kmph delivery and outside off, the slower one, Katich cuts it down to third man where Ganguly fields.

49.6

Khan to Hussey, no run, well outside off ... too wide to interest Hussey.

Australia 192/2   Z Khan 9-0-44-0

51.1

Khan to Katich, no run, length delivery outside off stump, dabbed to the off side

51.2

Khan to Katich, 1 run, in the zone outside off, guided through gully region

51.3

Khan to Hussey, no run, 135.5 kmph length delivery coming in slightly from outside off but not enough to force Hussey into a stroke. Some one shouts on the field, "One wicket boys, one wicket!"

51.4

Khan to Hussey, FOUR, edged along the ground and through the second slip. Hussey has another Test 50. It was closer to the off stump and shaping away a bit, Hussey pushed at it and got a edge but the ball fell short and squirted past the diving Laxman at second slip. Dravid at first, then a bit of gap and Laxman.

51.5

Khan to Hussey, no run, around the off stump channel, left alone

51.6

Khan to Hussey, no run, fullpitched outside off and square driven to point

Australia 200/2   Z Khan 10-0-49-0

53.1

Khan to Hussey, no run, 132.7 kmph length delivery just outside off stump, Hussey lets it go and Dhoni takes it off his boot laces

53.2

Khan to Hussey, no run

53.3

Khan to Hussey, no run, in the zone outside off stump, left alone

53.4

Khan to Hussey, no run, good delivery , from back of length, coming in and just outside off stump, left alone

53.5

Khan to Hussey, no run, fuller and outside off, left alone again. It is a packed off side field. And both bowlers operating just outside off obviously.

53.6

Khan to Hussey, no run, homing in on the off stump, pushed to covers

Australia 200/2   Z Khan 11-1-49-0

55.1

Khan to Hussey, 1 run, full pitched outside off stump, squeezed to third man

55.2

Khan to Katich, no run, slower one and outside off, Katich covers his off stump and doesn't offer a shot. He does some gardening down the track now

55.3

Khan to Katich, no run, shuffles across, gets outside off and taps it to point

55.4

Khan to Katich, no run, The programming continues. Outside off, Katich shuffles and lets it go.

55.5

Khan to Katich, 1 run, short in length and cut down to Ganguly at wide third man

55.6

Khan to Hussey, no run, full and outside off ,left alone

55.6

Khan to Hussey, no run, full and outside off ,left alone

Australia 206/2   Z Khan 12-1-51-0

57.1

Khan to Hussey, no run, sturdy stuff from Hussey, onto the front foot and shoulders arms to one pitched up ... you guessed it .. wide of the stumps

57.2

Khan to Hussey, no run, fuller length and wider and Hussey watches Dhoni do the collecting

57.3

Khan to Hussey, no run, comes onto the front foot and leaves another pitched-up delivery

57.4

Khan to Hussey, no run, this one pitches on a length and curves back in, but again its wide enough that Hussey can come onto the front foot and shoulder arms

57.5

Khan to Hussey, no run, on a length outside off stump and left alone

57.6

Khan to Hussey, 1 run, gets a single, coming forward and opening the face for one past gully

Australia 207/2   Z Khan 13-1-52-0

59.1

Khan to Katich, no run, lands outside off, stays there and it just about carries to Dhoni

59.2

Khan to Katich, no run, outside-off channel and Dhoni gathers

59.3

Khan to Katich, no run, closer to the off stump, fuller and Katich drives to covers

59.4

Khan to Katich, no run, Katich continues to remain patient. He has made a living out of it. Another outside-off delivery, another leave.

59.5

Khan to Katich, no run, shuffles across and watches another one whistle through well outside off stump

59.6

Khan to Katich, no run, much closer to the off stump and Katich is on the shuffle and drives to short cover

Australia 207/2   Z Khan 14-2-52-0

61.1

Khan to Hussey, no run, homing in on the off stump and Hussey gets forward to defend to point region

61.2

Khan to Hussey, no run, gets forward to push to covers

61.3

Khan to Hussey, no run, well outside off stump and no shot offered

61.4

Khan to Hussey, 4 byes, Ah! four byes now. It bounced twice and reached Dhoni ankle high and he didn't get down properly.

61.5

Khan to Hussey, no run

61.6

Khan to Hussey, no run, time for drinks after another delivery goes through the outside-off channel

Australia 214/2   Z Khan 15-3-52-0

63.1

Khan to Hussey, no run, fullish, outside off stump, left alone

63.2

Khan to Hussey, FOUR, another edge but flies well clear of the second slip. The Australians are trying to attack now and the edges are coming. It was full and outside off and Hussey edged his drive through the vacant third slip

63.3

Khan to Hussey, no run, further outside off and Hussey doesn't chase this one

63.4

Khan to Hussey, no run, on the middle and off line, perhaps the first ball in that line!, a surprised Hussey defends to the on side

63.5

Khan to Hussey, no run, full and outside off, Dhoni gathers. Zaheer smiles. Aus 218 for 2.

63.6

Khan to Hussey, no run, fullish and outside off stump, driven to covers

Australia 218/2   Z Khan 16-3-56-0

65.1

Khan to Hussey, no run, lands a foot outside off and stays there. Zaheer looks at the batsman and smiles. the camera doesn't pan to the batsman. Kill joys.

65.2

Khan to Hussey, no run, Again foot outside off, another Zak smile on display. Hussey puts his head down and turns to square leg.

65.3

Khan to Hussey, no run, oh closer to the off stump, and Hussey defends

65.4

Khan to Hussey, no run, homing in on the off stump, steered to backward point

65.5

Khan to Hussey, no run, leans forward to drive to right of covers where Vijay makes a tumbling stop

65.6

Khan to Hussey, no run, driven straight to Vijay this time

Australia 218/2   Z Khan 17-4-56-0

68.1

Khan to Hussey, no run, Full in length and outside off stump line, Dhoni gathers.

68.2

Khan to Hussey, no run, Hussey chases this one but can't beat Harbhajan at point

68.3

Khan to Hussey, no run, No flirting this time. Hussey does a bit of tapping on the wicket.

68.4

Khan to Hussey, 1 run, way wide outside off stump and Hussey chases it, gets the bottom of the bat to it and edges it towards mid-off and rushes across for a quick single

68.5

Khan to Katich, no run, closer to the off stump and pushed firmly to mid-off

68.6

Khan to Katich, no run, full pitched, just short of the blockhole, dug out to the off side

Australia 225/2   Z Khan 18-4-57-0

70.1

Khan to Hussey, 2 runs, fullish and outside off stump, square driven to right of Ganguly at the deep cover region

70.2

Khan to Hussey, 1 run, hint of inswing, coming in with the shiny side, and Hussey pushes at it, and jabs off the inner half of the bat to the on side.

70.3

Khan to Katich, no run, on a length and outside off, worked to Sehwag at short point

70.4

Khan to Katich, no run, fuller and closer to the off stump, driven but can't beat mid-off

70.5

Khan to Katich, no run, shapes in with the shiny side, full and on the off and middle line, gets a inside edge on to the pad and that saves him

70.6

Khan to Katich, OUT, And gets him lbw with the reverse swinging yorker. It dipped in late with the shiny side, Katich couldn't get his bat down in time and was hit on the boot. Hawk eye suggests it would have clipped the leg stump. Fine hundred from Kato, though.

SM Katich lbw b Khan 102 (304m 189b 9x4 0x6) SR: 53.96

Australia 229/3   Z Khan 19-4-60-1

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   Z Khan 20-5-60-1

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   Z Khan 21-5-64-1

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   Z Khan 22-6-64-1

78.1

Khan to Hussey, 1 run, reversing in from outside off, tapped to backward point region for a single

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   Z Khan 23-6-65-1

90.1

Khan to Watson, no run, leans forward to defend

90.2

Khan to Watson, no run, short in length and outside off, punched to cover point

90.3

Khan to Watson, no run, from round the stumps, Zaheer hurls it in towards the middle with the shiny side in and Watson defends

90.4

Khan to Watson, no run, comes in from short of length, mistimes the drive to mid-on

90.5

Khan to Watson, no run, fuller, on the middle and off line, defends

90.6

Khan to Watson, 1 run, pushed to wide of mid-on for a single

Australia 266/5   Z Khan 24-6-66-1

92.1

Khan to Haddin, no run, banged in short but down the leg side

92.2

Khan to Haddin, no run, slanted across Haddin who pushes forward in defense

92.3

Khan to Haddin, no run, pushes it across Haddin and it went away a touch in the air and Haddin lunged forward and pushed it , bat away from the body, and to covers. Zaheer smiles.

92.4

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

92.5

Khan to Haddin, no run, got this one to come back in but a bit towards leg and middle, worked to midwicket. He had removed Haddin with the incoming delivery at Mohali

92.6

Khan to Haddin, no run, fullish, defended on the front foot

Australia 266/6   Z Khan 25-7-66-1

94.1

Khan to Haddin, no run, from round the stumps, shapes it in full and around the off stump, driven to the off side

94.2

Khan to Haddin, no run, shiny side out and it reverses away, draggin Haddin into a false stroke, it goes a bit uppishly towards point

94.3

Khan to Haddin, no run, length delivery outside off stump, defended to the off side

94.4

Khan to Haddin, no run, the shiny side is in and it bends back in, Haddin gets forward, gets his bat in front of the pad to defend. Zaheer is bowling really well here

94.5

Khan to Haddin, no run, full and on the middle stump line, tries to work it to the on side but squeezes it back to Zaheer, who again has a big smile

94.6

Khan to Haddin, no run, the slower one now and is pushed to short mid-off

Australia 268/6   Z Khan 26-8-66-1

125.1

Khan to Krejza, 1 run, cuts away from the batsman who runs it down to third man

125.2

Khan to White, no run, fires in a sharp bouncer and White sways away at the last minute. He was shaping to play a shot but on second thoughts, decided to get away

125.3

Khan to White, no run, another bouncer but this one sails down leg

125.4

Khan to White, no run, The third lifting delivery, around head high and White just about manages to duck down in time

125.5

Khan to White, no run, fuller, 129.1 kmph delivery, driven off the inner half of the bat back to Zaheer

125.6

Khan to White, no run, on a length, moving away with the angle, defended on the front foot

Australia 333/7   Z Khan 27-8-67-1

127.1

Khan to White, 1 run, gets his bat in front of the pad to push to long-on and Mitchell is on strike now

127.2

Khan to Johnson, no run, pushes it well outside off stump and bounces once before it reaches Dhoni.

127.3

Khan to Johnson, no run, bangs in a bouncer and Johnson ducks

127.4

Khan to Johnson, no run, from round the stumps now and hurls across another bouncer at Mitchell Johnson!

127.5

Khan to Johnson, no run, now back over the wicket. Full in length and outside off stump, Mitchell doesn't move his feet and pushes at it and is beaten

127.6

Khan to Johnson, no run, on the middle and off line, full in length, worked to midwicket

Australia 338/8   Z Khan 28-8-68-1
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Series Results
India v Australia at Nagpur - Nov 6-10, 2008
India won by 172 runs
India v Australia at Delhi - Oct 29-Nov 2, 2008
Match drawn
India v Australia at Mohali - Oct 17-21, 2008
India won by 320 runs
India v Australia at Bangalore - Oct 9-13, 2008
Match drawn
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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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