Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    0.3 and he's given him! Zaheer strikes with his third ball, pitching this one marginally fuller and closer to off stump, forcing Hayden to play at it and there's some deviation, Dhoni takes it low in front of him and they all go up in appeal and after a thought Asad Rauf raises his finger 0/1
    54.4 edged and taken, against the run of play! Katich pokes at a good-length ball with minimal footwork and the resultant thick edge is easily taken by Dhoni, after which Katich kicks the ground in disgust and turns for the dressing room .. so Ishant does indeed produce a breakthrough 166/2
    78.4 and Ponting goes lbw! Thats the ninth time he's fallen to Harbhajan in Tests, but perhaps it hit him outside the line ... Harbhajan tosses it up outside off stump, Ponting goes down to sweep, getting his front leg across, but the ball stays low and hits the pad, and after a long thought Asad Rauf gives it out ... I'll need to see replays of that 226/3
    146
    402
    276
    15
    1
    52.89
    149.5 Zak has done it again. A bit wider this time, swinging in again, with the shine, Hussey goes for a drive, but gets an inside edge onto middle stump. What an innings, though, take a bow Mr Cricket. His best score against India, and all through the innings he has never looked like getting out 430/10
    11
    39
    28
    2
    0
    39.28
    89.2 and there's one for Zaheer in the last over of the day as well! Zaheer bowls this on a great length, pitching on leg stump, Clarke is late to get the bat down and gets struck flush in front, Zaheer asks the question very confidently and Koerzten slowly lifts his finger 254/4
    2
    15
    14
    0
    0
    14.28
    92.3 but he's gone now! Ishant strikes early into the day, pitching it on a good length, on the upright seam, getting the ball to come back in and a feeble Watson half-heartedly pokes at it and the ball nips back past the edge to clip off stump 259/5
    122.6 slower ball bamboozles Haddin! Ishant rolls his fingers across this one, pitching on a good length and Haddin is into the shot a day too early and tries to half-drive but finds Laxman stationed at short cover 350/6
    126.5 slow death again, loopy slower delivery, same one as to Haddin, White goes for the drive, and loops it to Harbhajan at extra cover. Harbhajan takes a good low catch; the ball was dipping low on him. This is Ishant's fourth wicket, just reward for hard work 362/7
    27
    88
    61
    4
    0
    44.26
    147.5 cleaned him! this one stayed a bit low and came in a touch. Lee must have thought this was angling away, and looked to free his arms, but this one, pitched just short of good length, straightened a touch, and squeezed under the backlift to knock the off stump out of the ground 421/8
    149.1 Zak you beauty, big reverse swing! Full, around off stump, swinging in towards Johnson, and swinging in late. Inside edge takes the off stump out 429/9
    not out
    0
    3
    1
    0
    0
    0.00
    Extras
    15 (lb 11, nb 3, w 1)
    TOTAL
    430 all out (149.5 Overs, RR: 2.86, 633 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (ML Hayden, 0.3 ov), 2-166 (SM Katich, 54.4 ov), 3-226 (RT Ponting, 78.4 ov), 4-254 (MJ Clarke, 89.2 ov), 5-259 (SR Watson, 92.3 ov), 6-350 (BJ Haddin, 122.6 ov), 7-362 (CL White, 126.5 ov), 8-421 (B Lee, 147.5 ov), 9-429 (MG Johnson, 149.1 ov), 10-430 (MEK Hussey, 149.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Z Khan29.549153.0511
    I Sharma3077742.5600
    Harbhajan Singh41810312.5100
    A Kumble43612903.0001
    V Sehwag601903.1601
  • BATSMEN
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    21
    96
    61
    3
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    34.42
    19.2 and he's nailed him second ball! A quick delivery, and very accurate, good length and swinging in from just outside off, good angle there from Lee, Gambhir shapes to work it away towards leg but is early into the shot, the ball straightens and traps him in front and Lee knows he's got his man ... and early success for Australia on day three and India lose their first wicket 70/1
    22.6 oh thats a silly shot! Johnson bowls it full and wide, perhaps a touch slower, Sehwag stands rooted to his feet and reaches out for it, chopping it off the outer edge straight into the bucket hands of Hayden at slip, talk about throwing it away 76/2
    51
    149
    104
    7
    0
    49.03
    49.5 Dravid is not happy at all, this one swung in, looked pretty plumb, but was mighty close to the inside edge. The bat hit the pad just before the all three - bat, ball and pad - came in close proximity to each other. Rauf lifted his finger right away, but Dravid looked disappointed. The replays suggested it might just have been pad first 155/5
    28.4 and Tendulkar just chips the ball to White at short cover! Johnson rolls his fingers over a slower one, pitching it full just outside off and Tendulkar is deceived into pushing the ball to the man brought in to that position the over before after he drove four through the covers, a massive wicket and the Chinnaswamy goes silent 94/3
    32.6 Well done Mitch! on the off stump, fuller than good length, seaming away a touch, Laxman is tentative, pokes at it, and edges it to Haddin, who gets it on the full this time. Laxman is gone for a 12-ball duck, and Johnson is proving very difficult with the variable bounce 106/4
    77.3 and he's given him! Johnson gets Ganguly with one that pitches outside off stump and comes back in to rap the front flap, it looks to be marginally outside and Asad Rauf has a thought before adjudging it out ... the break in play has done Ganguly in 232/7
    65.4 Pup has done an Indian again, this one is slower, on the stumps, and turns away just enough to beat the slightly open face of Dhoni's bat, and take the off stump. What a player, Clarke, fails with the bat, and contributes with the ball 195/6
    99.3 finally Watson strikes, this was short, and had some extra bounce, it gave Harbhajan some width, and he freed his arm, but the extra bounce took the thin top edge. Top knock from Harbhajan, the top score in this innings 312/8
    not out
    57
    189
    121
    7
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    47.10
    111.6 finally Aussies break through, there's late swing, fuller than just good length, and swinging in late, Kumble is caught on the crease. Rauf has no doubt about this one, the only doubt could have been about the inside edge, but it hit the pad first and the bat second 343/9
    6
    33
    31
    1
    0
    19.35
    118.6 Clarke does it again! throws it up this time, Ishant goes for the drive, it pitches in front of off, and doesn't spin, and Ishant plays outside the line, and it's all over 360/10
    Extras
    52 (b 23, lb 23, nb 6)
    TOTAL
    360 all out (119 Overs, RR: 3.02, 551 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-70 (G Gambhir, 19.2 ov), 2-76 (V Sehwag, 22.6 ov), 3-94 (SR Tendulkar, 28.4 ov), 4-106 (VVS Laxman, 32.6 ov), 5-155 (R Dravid, 49.5 ov), 6-195 (MS Dhoni, 65.4 ov), 7-232 (SC Ganguly, 77.3 ov), 8-312 (Harbhajan Singh, 99.3 ov), 9-343 (A Kumble, 111.6 ov), 10-360 (I Sharma, 118.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    B Lee2666412.4602
    SR Clark1735803.4101
    MG Johnson2747042.5900
    SR Watson1944532.3603
    CL White1323903.0000
    MJ Clarke1733822.2300
  • BATSMEN
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    13
    51
    40
    1
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    32.50
    12.2 leg before! Zaheer gets his sixth wicket of this Test with a lovely late-swinging full delivery that catches Hayden in his crease, attempting to work the ball from across his pads, bat is late to come down and the late drift in from Zaheer seals his fate for 13 .. no doubts about that one 21/1
    44.3 finally Harbhajan gets a wicket, this is flighted, falls short of driving length, and kicks up, Katich plays at it with hard hands, and gives Laxman an easy catch at silly point. The Sunday crowd is going mad, as is Harbhajan 99/3
    22.2 got him! sharp catch at short midwicket. Ponting walks into the trap. Angled in to the pads, on a little fuller than good length, instinctive shot towards midwicket, but Laxman is sharp there, catches it low in front of him. he nods to Ponting, acknowledging it was a clean catch, and off he goes 49/2
    50.5 Timber! How do you play this? Pitched on a length, just outside off, Hussey lets it ago, only to see it spin in and disturb the stumps. It was a toppie that hit a crack and turned in. A real beauty for the bowler, watching the batsman shoulder arms and lose the furniture 128/5
    47.5 slow death again, 111ks, wide outside off, full, drivable length, and Clarke is early and plays away from his body, straight to Sehwag at short cover. Deja vu, White and Haddin must be thinking 115/4
    41
    98
    72
    6
    0
    56.94
    69.2 bowled! Watson decides to swipe across the line to a fractionally shorter delivery on middle and off and can only inside edge it onto his stumps, but a good innings of 41 on comeback from him, interestingly one of the bails landed near third man 203/6
    not out
    35
    101
    61
    3
    0
    57.37
    not out
    18
    21
    14
    2
    0
    128.57
    Extras
    33 (b 13, lb 10, nb 4, w 6)
    TOTAL
    228/6d (73 Overs, RR: 3.12, 326 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-21 (ML Hayden, 12.2 ov), 2-49 (RT Ponting, 22.2 ov), 3-99 (SM Katich, 44.3 ov), 4-115 (MJ Clarke, 47.5 ov), 5-128 (MEK Hussey, 50.5 ov), 6-203 (SR Watson, 69.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Z Khan1744612.7002
    I Sharma1434032.8520
    Harbhajan Singh2757622.8100
    V Sehwag711201.7101
    A Kumble803103.8701
  • BATSMEN
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    117
    81
    4
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    35.80
    26.4 cleaned him up! Johnson goes straight through Gambhir with a slightly slower, very full delivery that goes right through him, somehow it skimmed under the bat 77/3
    5.1 good catch from Hayden at slip and Sehwag walks! Clark strikes for Australia and the drop from Haddin costs only a single, as Sehwag gets one sliding into leg stump and shapes to work it away, but he closes the face so early that the ball takes the back of the bat and flies low to Hayden at first slip, who pockets it very low to the ground 16/1
    8.3 what a catch by Ponting! But that's soft from Dravid. It was overpitched, on the pads, and Dravid went for an instinctive flick. There was a midwicket in place, shorter than the orthodox one. It went to right of Ponting, and fast. Ponting went horizontal, and caught it while parallel to the ground. Superb reaction 24/2
    52.2 and he's done nothing but drive that straight to Clarke at short cover! Bangalore is stunned into complete silence as Tendulkar departs to a soft shot, just not to the pitch of one tossed up outside off stump, fails to keep it down and finds Clarke stationed there for the shot 138/4
    not out
    42
    173
    142
    5
    0
    29.57
    not out
    26
    72
    68
    2
    0
    38.23
    Extras
    20 (b 16, lb 3, nb 1)
    TOTAL
    177/4 (73 Overs, RR: 2.42, 290 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-16 (V Sehwag, 5.1 ov), 2-24 (R Dravid, 8.3 ov), 3-77 (G Gambhir, 26.4 ov), 4-138 (SR Tendulkar, 52.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    B Lee1132612.3601
    SR Clark1161211.0900
    SR Watson52801.6000
    MG Johnson832312.8700
    MJ Clarke2074002.0000
    CL White1844912.7200

Close of Play

  • Thu, 9 Oct - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 254/4 (MEK Hussey 46*, 89.2 ov)
  • Fri, 10 Oct - day 2 - India 1st innings 68/0 (G Gambhir 20*, V Sehwag 43*, 18.1 ov)
  • Sat, 11 Oct - day 3 - India 1st innings 313/8 (Z Khan 35*, A Kumble 0*, 101 ov)
  • Sun, 12 Oct - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 193/5 (SR Watson 32*, BJ Haddin 28*, 68 ov)
  • Mon, 13 Oct - day 5 - India 2nd innings 177/4 (73 ov) - end of match

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