Australia tour of India, 2008/09 / Commentary

Border-Gavaskar Trophy - 4th Test

India v Australia

India won by 172 runs

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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

India 98/1   V Sehwag 62* (55b 9x4 1x6)   SR Watson 4.5-0-14-1

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

India 99/2   V Sehwag 63* (58b 9x4 1x6)   JJ Krejza 3.4-0-33-1

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

India 116/3   SR Tendulkar 14* (12b 3x4)   JJ Krejza 5.3-0-43-2

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

India 262/4   SR Tendulkar 91* (148b 10x4)   JJ Krejza 21.4-1-116-3

82.5

Johnson to Tendulkar, OUT, Tendulkar is on his bike. Trapped in front by Johnson. Out for 109. It landed on the leg and middle line on a length and moved towards middle, Tendulkar was caught on the shuffle and pushed outside the line. It would have taken out the middle stump. Fine innings, with a touch of luck at the end, comes to an end. The new ball has worked. he had slowed down after his ton; perhaps, he was playing for the stumps, or for the new ball or just tired.

SR Tendulkar lbw b Johnson 109 (274m 188b 12x4 0x6) SR: 57.97

India 303/5   SC Ganguly 23* (45b 3x4)   MG Johnson 18.5-7-52-1

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

India 422/6   SC Ganguly 85* (152b 8x4 1x6)   JJ Krejza 39.4-1-200-4

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   Harbhajan Singh 1* (1b)   JJ Krejza 40-1-201-5

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

India 437/8   Harbhajan Singh 14* (18b 3x4)   JJ Krejza 42.3-1-215-6

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

India 437/9   Harbhajan Singh 14* (18b 3x4)   JJ Krejza 42.4-1-215-7

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   Harbhajan Singh 18* (24b 4x4)   JJ Krejza 43.5-1-215-8
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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

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