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1st Test, Bengaluru, October 09 - 13, 2008, Australia tour of India
430 & 228/6d
(T:299) 360 & 177/4

Match drawn

Player Of The Match
5/91, 57* & 1/46
Australia 1st Innings
India 1st Innings
Australia 2nd Innings
India 2nd Innings
Match Flow
Australia 1st Innings 
c †Dhoni b Khan031000.00
c †Dhoni b Sharma661492307044.29
lbw b Harbhajan Singh12324333113050.61
b Khan14627640215152.89
lbw b Khan1128392039.28
b Sharma214150014.28
c Laxman b Sharma331101264030.00
c Harbhajan Singh b Sharma613161046.15
b Khan2761884044.26
b Khan1470025.00
not out 013000.00
Extras(lb 11, nb 3, w 1)15
TOTAL149.5 Ov (RR: 2.86, 633 Mins)430
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Matthew Hayden, 0.3 ov), 2-166 (Simon Katich, 54.4 ov), 3-226 (Ricky Ponting, 78.4 ov), 4-254 (Michael Clarke, 89.2 ov), 5-259 (Shane Watson, 92.3 ov), 6-350 (Brad Haddin, 122.6 ov), 7-362 (Cameron White, 126.5 ov), 8-421 (Brett Lee, 147.5 ov), 9-429 (Mitchell Johnson, 149.1 ov), 10-430 (Michael Hussey, 149.5 ov)
0.3 to ML Hayden, 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
89.2 to MJ Clarke, 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
147.5 to B Lee, 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 to MG Johnson, 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
149.5 to MEK Hussey, 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
54.4 to SM Katich, 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
92.3 to SR Watson, 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 to BJ Haddin, 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 to CL White, 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
78.4 to RT Ponting, 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
India 1st Innings 
lbw b Lee2161963034.42
c Hayden b Johnson45641157070.31
lbw b Watson511041497049.03
c White b Johnson1318263072.22
c †Haddin b Johnson01224000.00
lbw b Johnson471151933040.86
b Clarke951650017.64
c †Haddin b Watson541101465049.09
not out 571211897047.10
lbw b Watson533570015.15
b Clarke631331019.35
Extras(b 23, lb 23, nb 6)52
TOTAL119 Ov (RR: 3.02, 551 Mins)360
Fall of wickets: 1-70 (Gautam Gambhir, 19.2 ov), 2-76 (Virender Sehwag, 22.6 ov), 3-94 (Sachin Tendulkar, 28.4 ov), 4-106 (VVS Laxman, 32.6 ov), 5-155 (Rahul Dravid, 49.5 ov), 6-195 (MS Dhoni, 65.4 ov), 7-232 (Sourav Ganguly, 77.3 ov), 8-312 (Harbhajan Singh, 99.3 ov), 9-343 (Anil Kumble, 111.6 ov), 10-360 (Ishant Sharma, 118.6 ov)
19.2 to G Gambhir, 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 to V Sehwag, 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
28.4 to SR Tendulkar, 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 to VVS Laxman, 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 to SC Ganguly, 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
49.5 to R Dravid, 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
99.3 to Harbhajan Singh, 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
111.6 to A Kumble, 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
65.4 to MS Dhoni, 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
118.6 to I Sharma, 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
Australia 2nd Innings 
lbw b Khan1340511032.50
c Laxman b Harbhajan Singh341401893024.28
c Laxman b Sharma1734502050.00
b Harbhajan Singh31721223043.05
c Sehwag b Sharma69181066.66
b Sharma4172986056.94
not out 35611013057.37
not out 18142120128.57
Extras(b 13, lb 10, nb 4, w 6)33
TOTAL73 Ov (RR: 3.12, 326 Mins)228/6d
Fall of wickets: 1-21 (Matthew Hayden, 12.2 ov), 2-49 (Ricky Ponting, 22.2 ov), 3-99 (Simon Katich, 44.3 ov), 4-115 (Michael Clarke, 47.5 ov), 5-128 (Michael Hussey, 50.5 ov), 6-203 (Shane Watson, 69.2 ov)
12.2 to ML Hayden, 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
22.2 to RT Ponting, 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
47.5 to MJ Clarke, 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
69.2 to SR Watson, 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
44.3 to SM Katich, 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
50.5 to MEK Hussey, 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
India 2nd Innings (T: 299 runs)
b Johnson29811174035.80
c Hayden b Clark69231066.66
c Ponting b Lee513151038.46
c Clarke b White491261774038.88
not out 421421735029.57
not out 2668722038.23
Extras(b 16, lb 3, nb 1)20
TOTAL73 Ov (RR: 2.42, 290 Mins)177/4
Fall of wickets: 1-16 (Virender Sehwag, 5.1 ov), 2-24 (Rahul Dravid, 8.3 ov), 3-77 (Gautam Gambhir, 26.4 ov), 4-138 (Sachin Tendulkar, 52.2 ov)
8.3 to R Dravid, 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
5.1 to V Sehwag, 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
26.4 to G Gambhir, 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
52.2 to SR Tendulkar, 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
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Thu, 09 Oct - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 254/4 (Michael Hussey 46*, 89.2 ov)
Fri, 10 Oct - day 2 - India 1st innings 68/0 (Gautam Gambhir 20*, Virender Sehwag 43*, 18.1 ov)
Sat, 11 Oct - day 3 - India 1st innings 313/8 (Zaheer Khan 35*, Anil Kumble 0*, 101 ov)
Sun, 12 Oct - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 193/5 (Shane Watson 32*, Brad Haddin 28*, 68 ov)
Mon, 13 Oct - day 5 - India 2nd innings 177/4 (73 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • Australia: 200 runs in 69.1 overs (420 balls), Extras 32
  • Innings Break: Australia - 228/6 in 73.0 overs (BJ Haddin 35, CL White 18)
  • India 2nd innings
  • Lunch: India - 41/2 in 17.0 overs (G Gambhir 12, SR Tendulkar 16)
  • India: 50 runs in 17.6 overs (109 balls), Extras 6
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 105 balls (G Gambhir 18, SR Tendulkar 26, Ex 8)
  • Drinks: India - 84/3 in 31.0 overs (SR Tendulkar 30, VVS Laxman 4)
  • India: 100 runs in 39.5 overs (240 balls), Extras 11
  • Tea: India - 130/3 in 48.0 overs (SR Tendulkar 47, VVS Laxman 28)
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 128 balls (SR Tendulkar 20, VVS Laxman 28, Ex 5)
  • Bad Light: India - 148/4 in 58.0 overs (VVS Laxman 36, SC Ganguly 7)
  • India: 150 runs in 58.5 overs (354 balls), Extras 16
  • Bad Light: India - 165/4 in 67.0 overs (VVS Laxman 41, SC Ganguly 15)
M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Series result4-match series level 0-0
Match numberTest no. 1887
Hours of play (local time)09.30 start, Lunch 11.30-12.10, Tea 14.10-14.30, Close 16.30
Match days9,10,11,12,13 October 2008 - day (5-day match)
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