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

31.1

Sehwag to Katich, no run, from over the wickets, on the leg and middle line, defended down the track

31.2

Sehwag to Katich, no run, turns from the leg stump line, defended to silly point

31.3

Sehwag to Katich, 1 run, slower and Katich moves to his highest score of the series with a push to wide mid-off

31.4

Sehwag to Hussey, 1 run, floated on the off and middle line, tapped to cover point

31.5

Sehwag to Katich, 1 run, full and outside leg stump, tapped to the on side

31.6

Sehwag to Hussey, 1 run, slower, on the middle stump line, waits for the turn and guides it to cover point.

Australia 136/2   V Sehwag 1-0-4-0

33.1

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, from over the wickets, on the middle stump line, dabbed to silly point

33.2

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, shorter in length, punched to mid-off

33.3

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, slower, on the leg and middle line, defended to the off side of the pitch

33.4

Sehwag to Hussey, 1 run, floated on the leg and middle line and Hussey sweeps to long leg

33.5

Sehwag to Katich, no run, skips down the track and works it to short midwicket

33.6

Sehwag to Katich, no run, slower, on the middle and leg, Katich waits and pushes it to mid-on. Wonderful batting from him so far.

Australia 144/2   V Sehwag 2-0-5-0

35.1

Sehwag to Katich, no run, lands outside leg, really full, misses the flick

35.2

Sehwag to Katich, no run, gets forward to defend the delivery on leg and middle

35.3

Sehwag to Katich, 1 run, on the middle and leg, nudged behind square leg

35.4

Sehwag to Hussey, 1 run, full and on the legs, flicked past square leg and to Ishant Sharma

35.5

Sehwag to Katich, no run, again pretty full on the middle and leg line, Katich shaped to play it to the leg side and gets a leading edge to mid-off. Katich is angry with himself for the false shot

35.6

Sehwag to Katich, no run, leans forward to defend

Australia 148/2   V Sehwag 3-0-7-0

37.1

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, turns from outside leg, dabbed to the on side

37.2

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, quicker and gets a bit of bounce, Hussey shapes to defend and jabs it to the off side

37.3

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, leans forward to push it to the off side

37.4

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, slower and Hussey is on the front foot to defend

37.5

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, full and just outside leg, nudged to the on side,

37.6

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, comes forward to play a compact defensive stroke

Australia 151/2   V Sehwag 4-1-7-0

39.1

Sehwag to Katich, no run, goes well back to defend to the on side

39.2

Sehwag to Katich, 3 runs, Kato chips down the track and lofts it over mid-on for three runs.

39.3

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, goes back to punch the off break to short extra cover

39.4

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, slightly short in length, Hussey goes for the cut but gets a bottom edge on to the ground

39.5

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, stays back to punch to Ganguly at mid-off

39.6

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, bit more air, bit more fuller, on the middle and leg, pushed down the track

Australia 160/2   V Sehwag 5-1-10-0

41.1

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, on the middle stump line, defended to the on side

41.2

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, turns towards the off stump, Hussey gets back to push it to the off side

41.3

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, fuller, Hussey is late in getting forward but does so eventually to jab it away

41.4

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, on the leg stump line, worked to the on side

41.5

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, goes back again to defend. Both the lefties using the width of the crease very well

41.6

Sehwag to Hussey, 1 run, turns in from outside leg , nudged behind square leg for a single

Australia 165/2   V Sehwag 6-1-11-0

88.1

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, full and flat outside leg stump, Hussey sweeps and misses and the ball evades Dhoni and narrowly misses hitting the helmet placed behind the stumps

88.2

Sehwag to Hussey, 2 runs, tossed up on leg stump, spins in and Hussey delicately turns it fine

88.3

Sehwag to Hussey, 1 run, a long hop and he rocks back to pull over short leg's head

88.4

Sehwag to Watson, no run, tossed up on a short length and Watson defends off the back foot

88.5

Sehwag to Watson, no run, gives it some air and it brings Watson onto the front foot

88.6

Sehwag to Watson, no run, pitches on middle and turns in, Watson defends to short leg

Australia 263/4   V Sehwag 7-1-14-0

101.1

Sehwag to Haddin, no run, drifted away outside off and driven back to the bowler

101.2

Sehwag to Haddin, no run, nicely easy action, drifts away, jabbed away

101.3

Sehwag to Haddin, 1 run, comes down the track, the ball dips on him and is pushed to covers

101.4

Sehwag to White, no run, leans forward to squeeze it to the off side

101.5

Sehwag to White, no run, the quicker one but well outside off and Dhoni collects

101.6

Sehwag to White, no run, drifts away nicely and defended to silly point.

Australia 280/6   V Sehwag 8-1-15-0

103.1

Sehwag to White, no run, leans forward to defend the off break

103.2

Sehwag to White, no run, bit of drift and turns in, defended on the front foot

103.3

Sehwag to White, 1 run, worked past short leg for a single

103.4

Sehwag to Haddin, no run, on the off stump line, tapped to short mid-on

103.5

Sehwag to Haddin, 1 run, down the track and drives between the bowler and short mid-on down to long-on for a single

103.6

Sehwag to White, no run, around the off and middle line, stabbed to silly point

Australia 285/6   V Sehwag 9-1-17-0

105.1

Sehwag to Haddin, no run, outside the off stump and tapped behind the stumps and the slip moves to his right to pick it up

105.2

Sehwag to Haddin, no run, quicker, flatter, turning in, pushed to the on side of the pitch

105.3

Sehwag to Haddin, 1 run, on the pads, nudged past square leg for a single

105.4

Sehwag to White, no run, leans forward to defend.

105.5

Sehwag to White, no run, turns in from the rough, past the prod and hits the pad but outside the off stump

105.6

Sehwag to White, no run, goes back to defend to the on side

Australia 287/6   V Sehwag 10-1-18-0

107.1

Sehwag to White, no run, turns in from outside off, punched off the back foot to mid-on

107.2

Sehwag to White, FOUR, White decides its time to play some shots. He leaned forward to loft it over wide mid-on.

107.3

Sehwag to White, no run, quicker, flatter, shorter, punched to short and straightish midwicket

107.4

Sehwag to White, no run, stretches forward to defend to right of silly point

107.5

Sehwag to White, no run, beaten outside off with the straighter one. It didn't run in as much as he thought

107.6

Sehwag to White, no run, another one not turning in all that much, White adjusts to jab it to gully

Australia 291/6   V Sehwag 11-1-22-0

109.1

Sehwag to White, no run, turning in to the middle stump, defended from the crease

109.2

Sehwag to White, no run, quicker, flatter, worked to short and straight midwicket

109.3

Sehwag to White, no run, full and flat, defended to silly point

109.4

Sehwag to White, no run, quick again and dabbed to the off side

109.5

Sehwag to White, no run, pretty full in length, pushed to the on side of the pitch

109.6

Sehwag to White, no run, slower this time, outside off and White stretches across to defend

Australia 299/6   V Sehwag 12-2-22-0

112.1

Sehwag to Haddin, 4 runs, short in length and outside off, haddin does well to move quickly on the back foot and punch it through cover point. Ganguly gives the chase and it's 80-metre boundary and they run four

112.2

Sehwag to Haddin, no run, turns in from just outside off, fuller in length, defended on the back foot

112.3

Sehwag to Haddin, 1 run, on the middle and leg line, worked to deep midwicket

112.4

Sehwag to White, 1 run, on the middle stump line, not much turn, worked to deep midwicket

112.5

Sehwag to Haddin, no run, on the off and middle line, dabbed to midwicket

112.6

Sehwag to Haddin, no run, on the middle and line, patted to short-leg.

Australia 311/6   V Sehwag 13-2-28-0

114.1

Sehwag to Haddin, 1 run, from round the stumps, outside leg stump, flicked through midwicket

114.2

Sehwag to White, no run, flatter trajectory, leans forward to defend. Dhoni says to sehwag in hindi that White is pressing his front foot across.

114.3

Sehwag to White, 2 runs, on the leg stump line , swept away for couple of runs

114.4

Sehwag to White, 2 runs, top edges the paddle sweep but will run away for two more runs.

114.5

Sehwag to White, no run, on the middle stump line, gets forward to defend

114.6

Sehwag to White, no run, loud shout for lbw but not given. It was delivered from round the stumps, full and around the off and middle i think. Cameron white went for the sweep, missed and was struck on the pad. Will confirm after replays where it was heading. Replays are in It didn't turn in enough and would have missed the off stump

Australia 318/6   V Sehwag 14-2-33-0

116.1

Sehwag to White, no run, from round the stumps, on the middle stump line, defended down the track

116.2

Sehwag to White, no run, outside off stump, pushed to the off side

116.3

Sehwag to White, no run, on the middle and leg, worked to short midwicket

116.4

Sehwag to White, no run, leans forward to drive to mid-off

116.5

Sehwag to White, no run, floated on the off stump line, worked to the on side

116.6

Sehwag to White, 1 run, full and on the leg and middle, worked to backward square leg

Australia 319/7   V Sehwag 15-2-34-0

118.1

Sehwag to White, no run, still from round the stumps, on the middle and leg line, worked to the on side

118.2

Sehwag to White, no run, opens his stance up and pushes the ball on the leg and middle to midwicket

118.3

Sehwag to White, 1 run, gets this past midwicket and to the man at the deep for a single

118.4

Sehwag to Krejza, no run, quicker one, goes on with the arm and Krejza hurries back to defend

118.5

Sehwag to Krejza, no run, takes a good stride out to defend this one

118.6

Sehwag to Krejza, no run, switches to the over the stumps and floats it outside off, Krejza stretches well forward to defend

Australia 323/7   V Sehwag 16-2-35-0

120.1

Sehwag to White, no run, gets well forward to defend to the on side

120.2

Sehwag to White, no run, sehwag switched back to round the stumps at the start of this over. White goes back to defend

120.3

Sehwag to White, no run, comes forward to defend down the track

120.4

Sehwag to White, no run, on the leg side, jabbed away

120.5

Sehwag to White, 1 run, fuller, on the middle, driven to long-on

120.6

Sehwag to Krejza, no run, floated on the off stump line and Jason pushes forward in defense

Australia 325/7   V Sehwag 17-2-36-0

122.1

Sehwag to White, no run, from round the stumps, lands around leg, turns down, worked to square leg.

122.2

Sehwag to White, no run, turns in and jabbed to vacant short leg

122.3

Sehwag to White, no run, on the middle and leg, bottom edges the sweep and Dravid at leg slip makes a diving stop

122.4

Sehwag to White, no run, stretches forward to defend

122.5

Sehwag to White, 1 run, floated full on middle and leg, driven past the lunging short midwicket

122.6

Sehwag to Krejza, 1 run, and he drives down to long-on for a single.

Australia 328/7   V Sehwag 18-2-38-0
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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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