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November 20 2019
India 191 & 101/2 (26.4 ov) Australia 659/4d
04 January 2012

26.4

Hilfenhaus to Tendulkar, 1 run

Full credit to the bowler for that wicket. Discipline. Discipline

26.3

Hilfenhaus to Dravid, OUT, through the gate and the malaise hasn't escaped Dravid yet! Hilfenhaus squares him up for a delivery that comes back in, Dravid gets forward but leaves a gap between bat and pad, the ball sneaks through and hits the top of the off stump

R Dravid b Hilfenhaus 29 (73b 6x4 0x6) SR: 39.72

26.2

Hilfenhaus to Gambhir, 1 run, stays back at the crease and clips it down to square leg

26.1

Hilfenhaus to Gambhir, no run, swings it in late and he does well to get behind it to defend

End of over 26 (4 runs) India 99/1
R Dravid    29* (72b 6x4)      PM Siddle    6-3-20-0
G Gambhir    62* (76b 9x4)      JL Pattinson    10-1-37-0

Humza: "just found out that the Arabic script tattooed on Clarke's arm means: The pain of discipline is nothing like the pain of disappointment ... he certainly proved that today!"

The conditions for batting have certainly improved, but let's not take any credit away from the way India are applying themselves. The Australians are starting to realise they will have to work a bit harder this time.

25.6

Siddle to Dravid, FOUR, close call! The ball nips back from the off stump and completely squares up Dravid, the inside edge just sneaks past the top of the stumps, Siddle thought he had him

25.5

Siddle to Dravid, no run, evades another short delivery

25.4

Siddle to Dravid, no run, 123.7 kph, the slower ball and Dravid gets nicely across the stumps to defend

25.3

Siddle to Dravid, no run, hits the deck hard and the bouncer fizzes past him, did well to drop is wrists and arch backwards

25.2

Siddle to Dravid, no run, keeps it full and Dravid checks his drive to ensure it doesn't travel on the full to short cover

25.1

Siddle to Dravid, no run, gets across and defends to the off side

End of over 25 (2 runs) India 95/1
G Gambhir    62* (76b 9x4)      JL Pattinson    10-1-37-0
R Dravid    25* (66b 5x4)      PM Siddle    5-3-16-0

Must be rather unusual for Pattinson bowling this many overs without a wicket

24.6

Pattinson to Gambhir, no run, comes over the wicket but he ends up angling it too far across the left-hander who easily leaves it alone

slip, gully and the two short covers in place

24.5

Pattinson to Gambhir, no run, 139.6 kph, pitched up a bit and Gambhir gets across and defends with soft hands

24.4

Pattinson to Gambhir, no run, fires in a full delivery from outside off and Gambhir does well to squirt out that yorker

Two short covers very close to each other

24.3

Pattinson to Dravid, 1 run, drives a full delivery just wide of short extra cover, mid-off runs across to intercept it

24.2

Pattinson to Dravid, no run, lands it on a full length outside the off stump and he decides to leave it alone

24.1

Pattinson to Gambhir, 1 run, he's tempted into driving a delivery really full and wide, he square drives it but keeps it down, wide of gully

End of over 24 (maiden) India 93/1
R Dravid    24* (64b 5x4)      PM Siddle    5-3-16-0
G Gambhir    61* (72b 9x4)      JL Pattinson    9-1-35-0

Erasmus had a word with Clarke about Pattinson's excessive appeling

23.6

Siddle to Dravid, no run, 144.8 kph, fires in a yorker length delivery and Dravid manages to keep it out

23.5

Siddle to Dravid, no run, drops it a fraction shorter and Dravid gets firmly behind the line to defend

23.4

Siddle to Dravid, no run, holds the length back a bit and he safely leaves it alone

23.3

Siddle to Dravid, no run, lands on a good length outside the off stump and he leaves it alone

23.2

Siddle to Dravid, no run, fuller delivery and he gets across and defends

23.1

Siddle to Dravid, no run, bangs it in short and he ducks under the bouncer

End of over 23 (3 runs) India 93/1
G Gambhir    61* (72b 9x4)      JL Pattinson    9-1-35-0
R Dravid    24* (58b 5x4)      PM Siddle    4-2-16-0

22.6

Pattinson to Gambhir, no run, eases it down towards gully

22.5

Pattinson to Gambhir, 2 runs, clips it with the angle down to deep backward square leg for a couple

 

 

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