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RESULT
3rd Test, Delhi, October 29 - November 02, 2008, Australia tour of India
613/7d & 208/5d
(T:245) 577 & 31/0

Match drawn

Player Of The Match
VVS Laxman, INDIA
200* & 59*
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India 1st Innings
Australia 1st Innings
India 2nd Innings
Australia 2nd Innings
Match Details
India 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Gautam Gambhir  b Watson20638055026154.21
Virender Sehwag lbw b Lee12100050.00
Rahul Dravid c Hayden b Johnson1131361035.48
Sachin Tendulkar c †Haddin b Johnson6812618811053.96
VVS Laxman not out 20030146521066.44
Sourav Ganguly c Ponting b Katich58101062.50
MS Dhoni c †Haddin b Watson2729304193.10
Anil Kumble (c)lbw b Johnson4573847061.64
Zaheer Khan not out 28212350133.33
Extras(b 6, lb 8, nb 6, w 2)22
TOTAL161 Ov (RR: 3.80, 703 Mts)613/7d
Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Virender Sehwag, 2.1 ov), 2-27 (Rahul Dravid, 10.4 ov), 3-157 (Sachin Tendulkar, 51.5 ov), 4-435 (Gautam Gambhir, 123.6 ov), 5-444 (Sourav Ganguly, 126.2 ov), 6-481 (MS Dhoni, 133.4 ov), 7-579 (Anil Kumble, 155.4 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Brett Lee30211913.9612116002
2.1 to V Sehwag, and he's gone! Lee strikes, rapping a leaden-footed Sehwag on the crease, he didn't move his feet at all, bat coming down way too late as the ball pitches on a length and strikes him on the front pad in front of middle and leg, Lee is off in celebration and Aleem Dar raises the finger. 5/1
Stuart Clark3396902.091628011
Mitchell Johnson32414234.4312421010
10.4 to R Dravid, edged and gone! Dravid perishes to a wide delivery, 149ks, chasing it with a loose drive away from the body and the thick edge is neatly gobbled up by Hayden at first slip. 27/2
51.5 to SR Tendulkar, gone, on the brink of tea! Johnson removes Tendulkar, persisting with the delivery that angles away, and the batsman pays the price for hanging his bat outside off stump as Haddin dives and collects the thick outside edge, a loose shot after a subdued period from Tendulkar. 157/3
155.4 to A Kumble, Johnson gets Kumble, shuffling across in an attempt to nudge the ball away to the leg side, it pitches on middle and goes away, hits his pads and Billy Bowden has a thought before raising his crooked finger, a marginal call as replays show it would have probably missed off stump. 579/7
Shane Watson2046623.309711103
123.6 to G Gambhir, hello, whats this, a wicket? Watson gets Gambhir playing a tired shot, a nothing poke at an innocuous delivery, trying to steer it away towards third man but succeeding in only inside-edging back onto the top of his stumps, Laxman walks down to shake his hand, as do a couple Australians, because what an innings its been, 206 to Gambhir, good stuff to watch. 435/4
133.4 to MS Dhoni, edged and Haddin holds one! Dhoni flirst at one outside off stump and Haddin dives to his right to hold onto the thick outside edge to end a breezy Dhoni cameo on 27. 481/6
Cameron White1517304.86509000
Michael Clarke1405904.21444000
Simon Katich1536014.00556100
126.2 to SC Ganguly, how about that now? Ganguly goes for cheap, driving on the up to Ponting at short cover, who dives forward and cups it low above the turf to give Katich a wicket. 444/5
Ricky Ponting201105.5041000
Australia 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Matthew Hayden lbw b Sehwag8315424713153.89
Simon Katich  b Mishra6411615210055.17
Ricky Ponting (c) b Sehwag8716522414052.72
Michael Hussey  b Sehwag531461877036.30
Michael Clarke c Khan b Mishra1122533576144.26
Shane Watson  b Sehwag3662848058.06
Brad Haddin st †Dhoni b Kumble1735321148.57
Cameron White  b Sehwag44951205146.31
Brett Lee lbw b Kumble847470017.02
Mitchell Johnson c & b Kumble15122220125.00
Stuart Clark not out 1280050.00
Extras(b 28, lb 17, nb 10, w 2)57
TOTAL179.3 Ov (RR: 3.21, 745 Mts)577
Fall of wickets: 1-123 (Simon Katich, 34.1 ov), 2-202 (Matthew Hayden, 57.2 ov), 3-284 (Ricky Ponting, 85.4 ov), 4-326 (Michael Hussey, 101.6 ov), 5-399 (Shane Watson, 122.1 ov), 6-426 (Brad Haddin, 131.5 ov), 7-532 (Cameron White, 162.5 ov), 8-555 (Brett Lee, 175.4 ov), 9-567 (Michael Clarke, 178.1 ov), 10-577 (Mitchell Johnson, 179.3 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Zaheer Khan2358603.7310817002
Ishant Sharma2558403.3611713022
Anil Kumble43.3911232.5720512102
131.5 to BJ Haddin, a wicket for Kumble, some 85 overs since his last one! Tosses it up on a length, Haddin comes dancing out and drives with a sizable gap, the ball sneaks on through and Dhoni completes an easy stumping, a real silly shot and Australia are six down. 426/6
175.4 to B Lee, Kumble gets a second, Lee goes lbw! Tossed up on the stumps, drifting and pitching on middle and leg, Lee goes to sweep and misses, struck on the knee roll, they all go up and Bowden agrees, but replays show the ball going over the top of leg stump. 555/8
179.3 to MG Johnson, chuck that, says Kumble, I'll take it! Kumble finishes the innings with a good return catch, running across towards the off side and taking it with both hands, despite the left one in pain, after Johnson swings a top-edged slog sweep miles up in the air. 577/10
Amit Mishra471214423.0621615204
34.1 to SM Katich, bowled em! There's the breakthrough, Katich undone by Mishra's flight, that was tossed up into the rough, luring him into another flick from outside off stump, except he misses and the ball sneaks back through the gap to disturb the furniture, middle stump knocked off its place. 123/1
178.1 to MJ Clarke, and finally India manage to hold onto one! Mishra tosses it up invitingly, Clarke dances down and heaves at it, aiming to go straighter, the ball goes over extra cover and settles in Zaheer's palms a few feet away from the boundary, and thats the first catch of the innings. 567/9
Virender Sehwag40910452.601829100
57.2 to ML Hayden, and Sehwag gets his revenge very next ball! He's looked the most dangerous today and he hits Hayden just above the knee roll in front of the stumps, turning the ball back in as the batsman shuffles across to try and turn it fine, Sehwag belts out the appeal and on the third one Bowden raises his crooked finger. 202/2
85.4 to RT Ponting, bowled him, and what turn! Sehwag strikes, luring Ponting forward on the drive, shaping to work it to the on side, the ball turns in and beats everything, he came out of his crease and swung wildly and has to pay the price for an indifferent choice of stroke. 284/3
101.6 to MEK Hussey, another one falls to Sehwag! Sehwag tweaks his fingers on that one, getting it to flight, pitch on middle and off and turn sharply past the bat to knock back off stump. 326/4
122.1 to SR Watson, bowled em! Sehwag gets into the action again, pitching a gem of a turner outside off stump, Watson walks across his stumps and looks on in shock as the ball turns sharply and knocks back his leg stick, what turn from those magic fingers and thats Sehwag's best figures. 399/5
162.5 to CL White, and he stays on 44, bowled going for another sweep across the line! Sehwag gets his fifth wicket, the first time ever, rewarded for a tidy line and White's poor stroke draws and inside edge that rolls onto the base of the stumps. 532/7
Sachin Tendulkar10202.0040000
India 2nd Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Gautam Gambhir lbw b Johnson361071705033.64
Virender Sehwag  b Lee1617372094.11
Ishant Sharma c Ponting b Clark1250050.00
Rahul Dravid  b Lee1137522029.72
Sachin Tendulkar c Hayden b White471201594039.16
VVS Laxman not out 591301677045.38
Sourav Ganguly not out 3253813160.37
Extras(lb 4, nb 1, w 1)6
TOTAL77.3 Ov (RR: 2.68, 338 Mts)208/5d
Fall of wickets: 1-29 (Virender Sehwag, 8.2 ov), 2-34 (Ishant Sharma, 9.1 ov), 3-53 (Rahul Dravid, 20.4 ov), 4-93 (Gautam Gambhir, 36.5 ov), 5-145 (Sachin Tendulkar, 57.1 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Brett Lee1734822.82806001
8.2 to V Sehwag, bowled 'em! Lee dislodges Sehwag for the second time in the match, pitching on a fuller length and getting the ball to nip back in a shade, Sehwag's feet go nowhere and he gets a little inside edge back onto the stumps. 29/1
20.4 to R Dravid, Lee breaks through. The Wall is cracking brick by brick. Full, fast, in swing at around 149 kmph and Dravid has dragged the off drive back on to his stumps.. 53/3
Stuart Clark1262211.83613000
9.1 to I Sharma, and what a soft dismissal! Ishant lasts just two deliveries, standing his ground and feeling for a short ball from around the stumps, kisses the bat high on the splice and goes straight into Ponting's hands, running in from short point. 34/2
Michael Clarke20.375602.73946100
Simon Katich10505.0041000
Mitchell Johnson1202311.91561010
36.5 to G Gambhir, The finger is up. Johnson the birthday boy has struck. Full, fast, shaping in and Gambhir falls over a touch as he looks to turn it to the leg side. He was struck on the leg stump line and it would have missed leg. Hawk eye too confirms that but that's that.. 93/4
Cameron White802312.87311000
57.1 to SR Tendulkar, And White gets Tendulkar for the second time this series. No fifty for SRT. It landed on a length around off and turned slightly with bounce and Tendulkar guided it straight to Hayden at slip. SCG walks in. Tendulkar looked at the wicket as he went away. And Gavaskar says," It's difficult to understand what he was trying to do there. A slip was in position.". 145/5
Shane Watson702703.85325000
Australia 2nd Innings (T: 245 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Matthew Hayden not out 1629274055.17
Simon Katich not out 1419272073.68
Extras(lb 1)1
TOTAL8 Ov (RR: 3.87, 27 Mts)31
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Anil Kumble401403.50193000
Virender Sehwag201407.0073000
Amit Mishra20201.00100000
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MATCH DETAILS
Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
TossIndia, elected to bat first
Series
Season2008/09
Player Of The Match
India
VVS Laxman
Series resultIndia led the 4-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 1891
Hours of play (local time)09.30 start, Lunch 11.30-12.10, Tea 14.10-14.30, Close 16.30
Match days29,30,31 October, 1,2 November 2008 - day (5-day match)
Umpires
Pakistan
Aleem Dar
New Zealand
Billy Bowden
TV Umpire
India
Suresh Shastri
Reserve Umpire
India
Sameer Bandekar
Match Referee
England
Chris Broad
CLOSE OF PLAY
Wed, 29 Oct - day 1 - India 1st innings 296/3 (Gautam Gambhir 149*, VVS Laxman 54*, 89 ov)
Thu, 30 Oct - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 50/0 (Matthew Hayden 16*, Simon Katich 29*, 15 ov)
Fri, 31 Oct - day 3 - Australia 1st innings 338/4 (Michael Clarke 21*, Shane Watson 4*, 105 ov)
Sat, 01 Nov - day 4 - India 2nd innings 43/2 (Gautam Gambhir 21*, Rahul Dravid 5*, 13 ov)
Sun, 02 Nov - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 31/0 (8 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • India: 50 runs in 14.5 overs (89 balls), Extras 0
  • Drinks: India - 71/3 in 26.0 overs (G Gambhir 29, SR Tendulkar 10)
  • Lunch: India - 99/4 in 40.0 overs (SR Tendulkar 24, VVS Laxman 6)
  • India: 100 runs in 40.4 overs (245 balls), Extras 5
  • Drinks: India - 140/4 in 55.0 overs (SR Tendulkar 47, VVS Laxman 24)
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 114 balls (SR Tendulkar 23, VVS Laxman 27, Ex 0)
  • India: 150 runs in 58.5 overs (354 balls), Extras 5
  • VVS Laxman: 50 off 93 balls (7 x 4)
  • Tea: India - 193/5 in 69.0 overs (VVS Laxman 55, SC Ganguly 22)
  • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 74 balls (VVS Laxman 26, SC Ganguly 26, Ex 0)
  • India: 200 runs in 71.2 overs (429 balls), Extras 5
  • Innings Break: India - 208/5 in 77.3 overs (VVS Laxman 59, SC Ganguly 32)