Australia were 102 for 3 and debutant Mishra picked up the ball to bowl the last over of the day. Clarke handled the first 3 balls of the over without much drama. Dhoni was then heard asking Mishra to bowl at Clarke’s pads around the wickets. Mishra, however continued to bowl one more ball over the wicket – a googly, which turned a long way, but left alone by Clarke.
Dhoni then repeated his advice – “Idhar se daal”, he said pointing to around the wickets – and Mishra switched over. The field was also changed and Clarke suddenly looked a bit tense. He expected Mishra to pitch on the rough and bowl him around his legs. He changed his guard and did a bit of gardening around leg stump. But Mishra bowled a googly, pitching in line and turning into the stumps – it hit Clarke on the pads and was plumb in front. Up went Asad Rauf’s finger and Australia were another wicket down – and like Bengaluru, Clarke was again out in the last over of the day.
What a great way to finish the day for India.