Aussies v Uthappa

Even though Doosra (and now Barry Richards) have been talking about Uthappa's obvious technical flaw, the Australian think tank seems to believe they know it best.

Take a look at what the fast bowlers bowled at Uthappa. Not a single short-pitched ball to a man who keeps walking down the track.

What could be the reason?

1. Rank idiots rule the game
2. Cronje's ghost is whispering to them too often.

Lee to Uthappa, 1 run, Uthappa tries his trademark walk down the pitch against Lee but mis-times the drive to long-on
Lee to Uthappa, FOUR, full and wide outside off stump, Uthappa uses the room on offer to free his arms and places the cover drive to perfection
Bracken to Uthappa, SIX, what a shot! Uthappa strolls down the pitch and lofts Bracken with a straight bat over his head, he didn't hit that with power but the timing was awesome, you won't see a straighter six than that
Bracken to Uthappa, 1 run, defended on teh front foot towards the off side
Bracken to Uthappa, 1 run, Uthappa steps down the pitch once more but drives along the ground through cover this time
Johnson to Uthappa, no run, Uthappa steps down the track again and swings at a wide ball outside off stump, this time he doesn't make contact
Johnson to Uthappa, no run, and again, Johnson bowls it full and wide outside off stump and beats the advancing Uthappa on the drive
Johnson to Uthappa, FOUR, bludgeoned through the covers, Uthappa stays in his crease this time and drills the cover drive powerfully for four, he loves the arc between long-off and point
Johnson to Uthappa, no run, slower ball outside off stump, Uthappa tries to drive but gets beaten, the ball bounces off Gilchrist's pads and hits the stumps
Johnson to Uthappa, 1 run, dropped, would you believe it, Lee has dropped what is arguably the easiest catch one can hope to get, Uthappa moved across his stumps to play a Misbahesque scoop over short fine leg, he lobbed a slow looping catch to Lee who hardly had to move, it popped in and popped out
Bracken to Uthappa, 1 run, Uthappa drives a low full toss to long-on for a single
Bracken to Uthappa, 1 run, another low full toss, Uthappa can't get under it and drives to long on for one more
Bracken to Uthappa, 1 run, excellent stuff from Bracken, Uthappa charges him and Bracken fires one into the block hole, driven to long on for another single
Johnson to Uthappa, OUT, caught! Uthappa walks down the pitch one too many times and tries to loft Johnson down the ground, the outside edge flies high in the air in the direction of point where Hopes moves to his right and takes a well-judged catch, Australia have taken a crucial wicket

RV Uthappa c Hopes b Johnson 44 (33m 28b 5x4 2x6) SR: 157.14

Had Uthappa batted for another three overs, India would have won the game.

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