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

0.3

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

Australia 7/0   SM Katich 4* (1b 1x4)   Z Khan 0.3-0-5-0

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

Australia 11/0   SM Katich 8* (3b 2x4)   Z Khan 0.5-0-9-0

1.3

Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, FOUR, Hayden picks his first boundary with a cut shot. It was short in length and outside off, not much turn and Hayden dealt it with ease

Australia 15/0   ML Hayden 5* (5b 1x4)   Harbhajan Singh 0.3-0-4-0

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

Australia 24/0   ML Hayden 10* (14b 2x4)   Z Khan 2.2-0-16-0

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   ML Hayden 14* (18b 3x4)   Z Khan 3-0-20-0

11.6

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, FOUR, Ponting opts for the slog sweep. He went forward and hit it with the turn up and over midwicket.

Australia 48/1   RT Ponting 11* (23b 1x4)   Harbhajan Singh 5-0-16-0

12.5

Sharma to Katich, FOUR, delightful off drive from Katich. He moved well into the shot and picked the gap between covers and mid-off

Australia 52/1   SM Katich 23* (28b 3x4)   I Sharma 3.5-0-12-0

15.4

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, FOUR, slightly short in length and turns outside off stump, runs it past first slip. slightly streaky.

Australia 59/1   SM Katich 28* (34b 4x4)   Harbhajan Singh 6.4-0-23-0

15.5

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, FOUR, flighted full and Katich comes forward to drive inside-out through extra cover

Australia 63/1   SM Katich 32* (35b 5x4)   Harbhajan Singh 6.5-0-27-0

16.4

Sharma to Ponting, FOUR, short in length and not coming in enough and Ponting arched back to get on top of the bounce and guided it perfectly past backward point

Australia 67/1   RT Ponting 17* (38b 2x4)   I Sharma 5.4-1-16-0

16.5

Sharma to Ponting, FOUR, fuller, but drifting towards middle and leg and Ponting is quick to get on to it and on drives it through wide mid-on. Very nicely played.

Australia 71/1   RT Ponting 21* (39b 3x4)   I Sharma 5.5-1-20-0

19.5

Harbhajan Singh to Katich, FOUR, from round the stumps, drifts to the legs and Katich flicks it fine. Very fine.

Australia 83/2   SM Katich 39* (38b 6x4)   Harbhajan Singh 8.5-0-36-1

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.

Australia 92/2   SM Katich 45* (46b 7x4)   Z Khan 4.3-0-26-0

25.1

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, FOUR, short in length, bounces and cut uppishly but wide of Tendulkar at backward point

Australia 104/2   MEK Hussey 9* (27b 1x4)   Harbhajan Singh 11.1-0-46-1

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   MEK Hussey 16* (43b 2x4)   Z Khan 7.5-0-41-0

42.2

Mishra to Katich, FOUR, Ah! Very nice off drive from Kato. It was flighted outside off and he leaned forward to find the gape between short extra cover and mid-off.

Australia 170/2   SM Katich 84* (101b 8x4)   A Mishra 7.2-1-29-0

44.1

Tendulkar to Hussey, FOUR, from round the stumps, bowls it short and Hussey rocks back to pull to square leg boundary. 100 of the partnership is up and the two batsmen get together to congratulate each other

Australia 177/2   MEK Hussey 39* (91b 3x4)   SR Tendulkar 0.1-0-4-0

46.4

Tendulkar to Hussey, FOUR, switches to the over the wickets and gift wraps a full toss, spanked to wide midwicket boundary.

Australia 185/2   MEK Hussey 44* (101b 4x4)   SR Tendulkar 1.4-0-11-0

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.

Australia 200/2   MEK Hussey 50* (116b 5x4)   Z Khan 9.4-0-49-0

54.5

Sharma to Katich, FOUR, And he gets it! Well done Kato! It was outside off stump again and he got close to the line of the ball and steered it to third man boundary. Hussey hugs him and the dressing room joins in the celebration. Bob Simpson must be a proud man.

Australia 204/2   SM Katich 100* (139b 9x4)   I Sharma 10.5-3-32-0

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

Australia 218/2   MEK Hussey 58* (150b 6x4)   Z Khan 15.2-3-56-0

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.

Australia 235/3   MJ Clarke 5* (12b 1x4)   Z Khan 20.5-5-64-1

75.2

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, FOUR, Aha! goes for the reverse sweep now. Interesting. Fetches it from outside leg and sweeps through gully region on the off side.

Australia 239/3   MEK Hussey 68* (185b 7x4)   Harbhajan Singh 20.2-2-64-1

83.1

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, FOUR, lands full on the middle stump line and Hussey drives inside-out through covers. On to 79 now.

Australia 253/3   MEK Hussey 79* (206b 8x4)   Harbhajan Singh 24.1-2-76-1

107.2

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

Australia 291/6   CL White 13* (43b 1x4)   V Sehwag 10.2-1-22-0

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.

Australia 295/6   BJ Haddin 15* (56b 1x4)   A Mishra 15.3-3-44-0

108.4

Mishra to Haddin, FOUR, overpitched outside off and Haddin goes inside out to drive pleasingly through extra cover

Australia 299/6   BJ Haddin 19* (57b 2x4)   A Mishra 15.4-3-48-0

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

Australia 304/6   CL White 17* (55b 2x4)   I Sharma 21.4-8-47-1

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.

Australia 347/8   CL White 41* (123b 3x4)   I Sharma 25.3-8-63-2

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

Australia 352/8   CL White 46* (132b 4x4)   Harbhajan Singh 36.1-7-93-2
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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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