Rahul Dravid's struggles on this tour continued at the WACA in Perth, where he was bowled for 9 in the morning session on the first day. On this occasion it was not the movement which did him in, as had been the case previously in Melbourne and Sydney, but the length.
Peter Siddle slipped in a yorker-length delivery on Dravid’s toes, which the batsman missed, but the ball ricocheted off his pads and onto the stumps. The mode of dismissal, bowled, took Dravid to 53 on the list of batsmen bowled most often in Test cricket. He is now level with former Australian captain Allan Border. One more bowled dismissal – there are three innings to go on tour – will make Dravid the holder of a very unflattering record. How's that for a watertight technique from 'The Wall'?