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

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

slip and short leg for Haddin. They have taken out the silly point.

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

End of over 101 (3 runs) Australia 279/6
CL White    7* (25b)      A Mishra    12-2-36-0
BJ Haddin    6* (32b)      Harbhajan Singh    33-5-88-2

Sehwag to bowl the last over before tea

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.

India's session without any doubt. Not many runs and wickets in the kitty. They defended with their well outside-off attack in the first, which led some to criticize, some to defend and some to applaud, but they attacked in the second session and have put Australia on the back foot.

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End of over 102 (1 run) Australia 280/6
CL White    7* (28b)      V Sehwag    8-1-15-0
BJ Haddin    7* (35b)      A Mishra    12-2-36-0

Ranjan: "Look how the match has changed since India started attacking a bit in the second session. I remember people criticizing Dravid when he played a very "slow" innings in England. The bowling plan was very similar in nature. Now after this session I am really salivating in anticipation of the next session."

Hrishi says Dhoni can walk on water: "The credit of bringing about this turn around must go to Dhoni. He knows exactly when to attack and when to stop the runs. Had he tried to attack earlier Katich and Hussey would have scored to many runsion"

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Peter Dore: "Current events answer my earlier criticism where it looked as though India may try to force a draw to win a lackluster series. India attacking now is what we needed, and Australia have to answer the challenge. It appears that we really do have a decisive game. Great stuff!"

Allan: "both in fact were "attacking" sessions in so far as there was a plan, which was executed to perfection. Attacking without a plan is pointless, and having a plan and not executing it shows weakness. But India did both to perfection and now are in a commanding position. BTW by executing their plan India has shown Aus their grit, and let them know they are up against it big time. Again superb superb superb!"

102.1

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

The old ball has been changed with another old one.

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.

End of over 103 (3 runs) Australia 283/6
BJ Haddin    8* (41b)      A Mishra    13-2-39-0
CL White    8* (29b)      V Sehwag    8-1-15-0

Gary from Melbourne: "Or, in response to Hrishi, if India had attacked from the outset Australia may have been all out earlier in the day. Let's not imagine Dhoni has superpowers - the above scenario is equally as plausible."

Srinivasa Rao: "Whatever Mahi touches is turning into gold. Great Captaincy. Suffocating them for runs in the 1st session, attacking them in the 2nd session and getting important wickets. India should tighten the noose and have atleast 100 runs lead and go for a declaration one hour after tea tomorrow and get the aussies.Should be a fascinating contest."

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

End of over 104 (2 runs) Australia 285/6
CL White    9* (33b)      V Sehwag    9-1-17-0
BJ Haddin    9* (43b)      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

End of over 105 (1 run) Australia 286/6
CL White    9* (38b)      A Mishra    14-2-40-0
BJ Haddin    10* (44b)      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

Harsh: "I disagree with Hrishi and many of the other guys who credit Dhoni for the so called sudden attacking outlook of the Indian team. Captaincy is 90 % luck and 10% acumen as said by someone(dont remember). If Kumble had been captain in the previous session then all the critics would have had their knives out. Now that a fortunate collapse of the Aussie batting order and all praise is for Dhoni. The truth is all captains have a certain shelf life after which they have to give way. Clearly it is Dhoni's time for captaincy now :)"

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

End of over 106 (1 run) Australia 287/6
CL White    9* (41b)      V Sehwag    10-1-18-0
BJ Haddin    11* (47b)      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

End of over 107 (maiden) Australia 287/6
BJ Haddin    11* (53b)      A Mishra    15-3-40-0
CL White    9* (41b)      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

End of over 108 (4 runs) Australia 291/6
CL White    13* (47b 1x4)      V Sehwag    11-1-22-0
BJ Haddin    11* (53b)      A Mishra    15-3-40-0

108.1

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

deepish mid-off in place. In between the traditional mid-off and long-off

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

the short leg has disappeared to extra cover now

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

End of over 109 (8 runs) Australia 299/6
BJ Haddin    19* (59b 2x4)      A Mishra    16-3-48-0
CL White    13* (47b 1x4)      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

End of over 110 (maiden) Australia 299/6
CL White    13* (53b 1x4)      V Sehwag    12-2-22-0
BJ Haddin    19* (59b 2x4)      A Mishra    16-3-48-0

Ryan: "the comment "Captaincy is 90 % luck and 10% acumen as said by someone" is from Richie Benaud."

Ishant is into the attack. He will bowl with the old ball. They are checking whether it will reverse

110.1

Sharma to Haddin, no run, lands outside off stump and shapes away, Haddin has a stab and pulls out at the last minute

110.2

Sharma to Haddin, 1 run, fuller and driven to the left of mid-off for the single that brings up Australia's 300.

110.3

Sharma to White, no run, fullish, comes in a touch but not enough to force White into a shot.

110.4

Sharma to White, FOUR, Delicious straight drive from White. It was a good ball actually, perhaps a touch over pitched but it shaped in with the shiny side, White arrested his front foot movement and drove it past the bowler

110.5

Sharma to White, no run, lands on a length, around middle, straightens, defended on the front foot

110.6

Sharma to White, no run, the slower one and White gets forward to defend

End of over 111 (5 runs) Australia 304/6
CL White    17* (57b 2x4)      I Sharma    22-8-47-1
BJ Haddin    20* (61b 2x4)      V Sehwag    12-2-22-0

Graham from Aus: "Or in R Pontings case, 100% luck!"

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

slip and two short covers in place

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

End of over 112 (1 run) Australia 305/6
CL White    17* (59b 2x4)      A Mishra    17-3-49-0
BJ Haddin    21* (65b 2x4)      I Sharma    22-8-47-1

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

Sehwag decides to go round the stumps

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.

End of over 113 (6 runs) Australia 311/6
BJ Haddin    26* (70b 2x4)      V Sehwag    13-2-28-0
CL White    18* (60b 2x4)      A Mishra    17-3-49-0

Brenton: "All this Ponting bashing smacks of stupidity. Bag him all you want, I'd rather have him captain my team anyday. Any captain would have a task taking the side he has to India, give him a break."

The Aussie batsmen take an unscheduled drinks break.

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

Mishra geos round the stumps

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

End of over 114 (2 runs) Australia 313/6
BJ Haddin    27* (74b 2x4)      A Mishra    18-3-51-0
CL White    19* (62b 2x4)      V Sehwag    13-2-28-0

Nalini: "it's time for dhoni to take the new ball and try with zaheer and ishant before the day ends"

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

End of over 115 (5 runs) Australia 318/6
CL White    23* (67b 2x4)      V Sehwag    14-2-33-0
BJ Haddin    28* (75b 2x4)      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.

Replays are in for that lbw. It didn't turn in enough and would have missed the off stump

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

End of over 116 (wicket maiden) Australia 318/7
JJ Krejza    0* (1b)      A Mishra    19-4-51-1
CL White    23* (67b 2x4)      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

Mark Nicholas says that dismissal reminds him of Hick's dismissal against Shane Warne

116.6

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

End of over 117 (1 run) Australia 319/7
CL White    24* (73b 2x4)      V Sehwag    15-2-34-0
JJ Krejza    0* (1b)      A Mishra    19-4-51-1

That was Dravid's 178th catch. So he needs three more to equal Junior

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

End of over 118 (3 runs) Australia 322/7
JJ Krejza    2* (3b)      A Mishra    20-4-54-1
CL White    25* (77b 2x4)      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

End of over 119 (1 run) Australia 323/7
JJ Krejza    2* (6b)      V Sehwag    16-2-35-0
CL White    26* (80b 2x4)      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

End of over 120 (1 run) Australia 324/7
JJ Krejza    2* (9b)      A Mishra    21-4-55-1
CL White    27* (83b 2x4)      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

End of over 121 (1 run) Australia 325/7
JJ Krejza    2* (10b)      V Sehwag    17-2-36-0
CL White    28* (88b 2x4)      A Mishra    21-4-55-1

silly point has appeared now.

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

End of over 122 (1 run) Australia 326/7
CL White    29* (94b 2x4)      A Mishra    22-4-56-1
JJ Krejza    2* (10b)      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.

leg slip in place. No one catching in front of wicket

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

short leg in for Krejza

122.6

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

Drinks break.

Jon: "I've had the privilege of meeting the Aussie skipper a couple of times throughout his career and he is an unassuming bloke completely dedicated to his team. Made some mistakes for sure but his record is amazing and considering the retirements of late, is performing a very challenging task very well. Remember this before you criticise for the sake of it, on paper India are a vastly more talented team than Australia and just starting to get their act together because they have finally started to learn what Australia has long known. It is all about team, no the individual. So I reckon we are going alright and in time will be a very good team again. Don't write us off too quickly."

End of over 123 (2 runs) Australia 328/7
JJ Krejza    3* (11b)      V Sehwag    18-2-38-0
CL White    30* (99b 2x4)      A Mishra    22-4-56-1

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Harbhajan to bowl

123.1

Harbhajan Singh to Krejza, no run, flighted full on the middle and off, very full, dug out

123.2

Harbhajan Singh to Krejza, no run, turns in with bounce, Krejza takes the bat out of the way and it bobs up off the pad and short leg moves to his right to take it

123.3

Harbhajan Singh to Krejza, no run, stretches across to defend and is hit on the pad but outside the line of off stump

123.4

Harbhajan Singh to Krejza, no run, bit straighter outside off and defended down the track

123.5

Harbhajan Singh to Krejza, no run, flighted outside off on a length, turns in, hits the pad, takes the bat and drops away from the lunging Laxman at silly point

123.6

Harbhajan Singh to Krejza, no run, slower, more air and Krejza gets forward and puts bat to ball.

End of over 124 (maiden) Australia 328/7
JJ Krejza    3* (17b)      Harbhajan Singh    34-6-88-2
CL White    30* (99b 2x4)      V Sehwag    18-2-38-0

New ball has been taken. Ishant to take first bite.

124.1

Sharma to White, 1 run, swings in towards the middle, full in length, pushed through the on side for a single

124.2

Sharma to Krejza, no run, short in length, nips back sharply with bounce, beats the defensive prod and strikes him high on the pad. High and missing leg.

124.3

Sharma to Krejza, 1 run, shapes back in at 130.4 kmph, runs off the inner half of the bat to square leg

124.4

Sharma to White, no run, straightens after landing on a length outside off, White was looking to leave but the ball hit the bat and ran away to backward point

124.5

Sharma to White, no run, 132.9 kmph length delivery, moves in a touch from outside off stump, left alone

124.6

Sharma to White, 2 runs, bangs it short and outside off, chopped down and through cover point

End of over 125 (4 runs) Australia 332/7
CL White    33* (103b 2x4)      I Sharma    23-8-51-1
JJ Krejza    4* (19b)      Harbhajan Singh    34-6-88-2

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

End of over 126 (1 run) Australia 333/7
CL White    33* (108b 2x4)      Z Khan    27-8-67-1
JJ Krejza    5* (20b)      I Sharma    23-8-51-1

MK: "loved watching mishra bowl in the rough around the wicket - action every ball. who can forget the classic warne vs tendulkar battles before.."

126.1

Sharma to Krejza, OUT, Traps Jason in front with the nip-backer. It swung in and seamed in, Krejza thrust his front foot out, his bat was nowhere in the picture, late on the defensive prod and was struck in front. Ishant troubled him in the last over but didn't get his line right. Got it now and collects a wicket.

JJ Krejza lbw b Sharma 5 (40m 21b 0x4 0x6) SR: 23.80

Manoj: " Except for the Delhi test, Australia have remained very competitive on the game. This is a team going through massive transition. To their credit Australia are still giving stern fight with limited resources. They are not being humiliated as other teams used to get when they toured Australia. They will get through fine."

126.2

Sharma to Johnson, 1 no ball, Three slips watch as Ishant hurls across a lifting delivery past Johnson

126.2

Sharma to Johnson, 2 runs, Dropped by Laxman at second slip. Straight in and straight out. It cut across Johnson, opening him up and went straight to him at a comfortable height. What a clanger!

126.3

Sharma to Johnson, 1 no ball, oh another beauty, full in length and shaping away late from Johnson who manages to drag his bat just in time

126.3

Sharma to Johnson, no run, tad too wide outside off and Johnson lets it go easily

126.4

Sharma to Johnson, no run, fuller and outside off stump, left alone by Mitch

126.5

Sharma to Johnson, no run, 134.3 full in length and outside off. Johnson covers his off stump and lets it go through to Haddin

126.6

Sharma to Johnson, no run, another teaser, testing delivery rushing past the outside edge. To his credit, Mitch didn't chase it, just about managed to push inside the line

End of over 127 (4 runs) Australia 337/8
MG Johnson    2* (7b)      I Sharma    24-8-55-2
CL White    33* (108b 2x4)      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

Teece: "Okay, I know it's easy from the armchair, but why does White bat so slowly in Tests when he's normally so destructive? It's not like it's worked so far. Why hasn't he tried to get after the bowlers and knock them off their rhythm? If he gets out will Ponting say "Oh no, I was counting on White to get 30 off 150 balls. That would have won us the match"?"

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

End of over 128 (1 run) Australia 338/8
MG Johnson    2* (12b)      Z Khan    28-8-68-1
CL White    34* (109b 2x4)      I Sharma    24-8-55-2

128.1

Sharma to White, no run, full in length and outside off stump, shaping away, left alone

128.2

Sharma to White, 1 no ball, length delivery around middle and off line, leans forward to defend

128.2

Sharma to White, 1 run, length delivery outside off stump, dabbed to third man

128.3

Sharma to Johnson, no run, full, straightening around the leg stump line and hits the pad

128.4

Sharma to Johnson, 1 run, edged and flies past the third slip. Another one leaving Mitchell who is squared up and gets a thick edge. Sehwag dived full length to his left but couldn't reach

128.5

Sharma to White, no run, well outside off and Ishant is unhappy with himself

128.6

Sharma to White, 1 run, on the middle and leg, turned neatly past square leg

End of over 129 (4 runs) Australia 342/8
CL White    36* (114b 2x4)      I Sharma    25-8-59-2
MG Johnson    3* (14b)      Z Khan    28-8-68-1

Cameron: "Good to see that Haddin is keeping for India now, does that mean we get Dhoni? "126.5 Sharma to Johnson, no run, 134.3 full in length and outside off. Johnson covers his off stump and lets it go through to Haddin" ha! did I write that. Aargh. Sorry boss.

129.1

Harbhajan Singh to White, no run, leans across to defend to the off side.

129.2

Harbhajan Singh to White, no run, full and on the middle stump line, pushed down the track

129.3

Harbhajan Singh to White, no run, turning in from outside off, defended off the back foot

129.4

Harbhajan Singh to White, no run, slower in the air, straightening, defended on the front foot

And lots of mails have come in regarding Lee . No idea why he is batting at 11. M

129.5

Harbhajan Singh to White, no run, pushes back to the bowler

129.6

Harbhajan Singh to White, 1 run, leans forward to drive to long-on for a single

End of over 130 (1 run) Australia 343/8
CL White    37* (120b 2x4)      Harbhajan Singh    35-6-89-2
MG Johnson    3* (14b)      I Sharma    25-8-59-2

130.1

Sharma to White, no run, full in length outside off stump, left alone

130.2

Sharma to White, no run, 136.3 fullish delivery outside off and White goes for the big drive. Happy Teece? May be not as he misses it completely

130.3

Sharma to White, FOUR, But connects this time. Teece must be jumping up and down in his couch. White leans into the full length delivery and drove it superbly through covers. He didn't go hard at the ball as he did in the previous delivery.

130.4

Sharma to White, no run, in the zone outside off stump, left alone

Hardeep: "Lee is batting at 11 because he has a stomach upset. Heard the commentators say it." Thank you ji.

130.5

Sharma to White, 1 run, gets his front foot across, thought a bit too much but managed to get his bat around the front pad to tickle it past square leg

130.6

Sharma to Johnson, no run, gets behind the line of a length delivery and defends to the off side

End of over 131 (5 runs) Australia 348/8
MG Johnson    3* (15b)      I Sharma    26-8-64-2
CL White    42* (125b 3x4)      Harbhajan Singh    35-6-89-2

131.1

Harbhajan Singh to White, no run, from round the stumps and pretty full in length, jabbed out to the off side

131.2

Harbhajan Singh to White, no run, around the off stump, flatter, defended on the front foot

131.3

Harbhajan Singh to White, no run, slower, very full, pushed back to the bowler

131.4

Harbhajan Singh to White, no run, pushes it further outside off and White hurries towards the ball to push it away

131.5

Harbhajan Singh to White, no run, still full, perhaps too full and defended from the crease

131.6

Harbhajan Singh to White, no run, on a length now and White comes forward to push it to the on side of the pitch

End of over 132 (maiden) Australia 348/8
CL White    42* (131b 3x4)      Harbhajan Singh    36-7-89-2
MG Johnson    3* (15b)      I Sharma    26-8-64-2

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

End of over 133 (maiden) Australia 348/8
MG Johnson    3* (21b)      A Mishra    23-5-56-1
CL White    42* (131b 3x4)      Harbhajan Singh    36-7-89-2

133.1

Harbhajan Singh to White, FOUR, swept hard from outside off stump and picks up a boundary to deep square leg . He got on top of the ball well

133.2

Harbhajan Singh to White, OUT, He has holed out to Sehwag at long-on. White was looking to up the ante but was beaten in the flight this time. He ended up scooping it straight to the fielder. Well played 46, though.

CL White c Sehwag b Harbhajan Singh 46 (162m 133b 4x4 0x6) SR: 34.58

133.3

Harbhajan Singh to Johnson, no run, floated full outside off, driven to covers

133.4

Harbhajan Singh to Johnson, 1 run, short in length, just outside off, punched to sweeper cover

Will Lee, down with the stomach bug - poor man, it's his bday today - come out to bowl or not? I wonder

133.5

Harbhajan Singh to Lee, no run, lunges forward to defend

133.6

Harbhajan Singh to Lee, no run, flighted full around off and middle, defended to the off side

End of over 134 (5 runs) Australia 353/9
B Lee    0* (2b)      Harbhajan Singh    37-7-94-3
MG Johnson    4* (23b)      A Mishra    23-5-56-1

134.1

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

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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

India will have to come out and play one over.

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