Australia tour of India, 2008/09 / Wicket commentary

Border-Gavaskar Trophy - 4th Test

India v Australia

India won by 172 runs

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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

Australia 32/1   SM Katich 14* (15b 2x4)   Z Khan 3.5-0-21-0

17.1

Harbhajan Singh to Ponting, OUT, Harbhajan has taken out Ponting. Wicket no 300 for Bhaji. It landed outside off stump on a length. Ponting shaped to cut it but was stunned as the ball turned in, cramped him and hit the top of the off stump. This is the tenth time he has dismissed Ricky. This is the first time he has bowled Ponting and It was Harbhajan 200th wicket in India.

RT Ponting b Harbhajan Singh 24 (45m 41b 3x4 0x6) SR: 58.53

Australia 74/2   SM Katich 32* (36b 5x4)   Harbhajan Singh 7.1-0-27-1

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   MEK Hussey 63* (172b 6x4)   Z Khan 19-4-60-1

84.4

Sharma to Clarke, OUT, Done in by a beauty. 136.9 kmph hitting the length on the off stump line, the shiny side outside and it shaped away, Clarke is turned inside out and gets a thin nick on the prod. Gone!

MJ Clarke c †Dhoni b Sharma 8 (58m 44b 1x4 0x6) SR: 18.18

Australia 255/4   MEK Hussey 81* (210b 8x4)   I Sharma 19.4-8-38-1

89.5

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, OUT, The combo of Vijay and Dhoni get together to run out Hussey. What a turning point this is going to be. It was turned to right of silly point and Vijay lunged to make the stop. Hussey was outside the crease, looking for the single and Vijay flicked it towards the stumps, Dhoni gathered it outside off and whipped the bails off. The third umpire says that's out and the Indians mob Vijay. Did the ball slip out Dhoni's gloves as he broke the stumps. Hang on, will confirm after the replays. Replays are in: The ball hit the stumps. And so that's out. It didn't slip down to the groundbut fell on the stumps

MEK Hussey run out 90 (315m 229b 8x4 0x6) SR: 39.30

Australia 265/5   SR Watson 1* (12b)   Harbhajan Singh 27.5-3-80-1

91.4

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, OUT, Harbhajan gets Watson with the over spin. It turned in and Watson tried to defend with soft hands but the ball rolled back, hit his arm, and bounded to the off stump. Bit like how Javagal Srinath got out to Saqlain in that famous Chennai Test in 1999. Triple strike and Australia are reeling. The Indians attacked after Katich's wicket and they are now really squeezing the Aussies.

SR Watson b Harbhajan Singh 2 (36m 22b 0x4 0x6) SR: 9.09

Australia 266/6   BJ Haddin 0* (1b)   Harbhajan Singh 28.4-3-80-2

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

Australia 318/7   CL White 23* (67b 2x4)   A Mishra 18.5-3-51-1

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

Australia 333/8   CL White 33* (108b 2x4)   I Sharma 23.1-8-51-2

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

Australia 352/9   MG Johnson 3* (21b)   Harbhajan Singh 36.2-7-93-3

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

Australia 355/10   B Lee 1* (4b)   A Mishra 23.4-5-58-2
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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

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