India tour of Bangladesh, 2007 / Commentary

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

0.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dravid, no run, Mortaza gets this one to go on straight after landing on a length, around off stump. Dravid leans across to defend. Bat away from the body.

0.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dravid, no run, Teasing line: slightly outside off stump and again he makes it hold its line and Dravid plants his left foot across, covers the off stump and lets it go past him.

0.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dravid, no run, Lands outside off stump, comes back in a touch, Dravid leans forward, behind the line and defends with the full face of the bat

0.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dravid, no run, Not much bounce on offer. Mortaza dug this one well short, it rose below chest-high, outside off stump and Dravid swayed away from the line.

0.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dravid, 1 no ball, comes in from outside off stump, full in length, Dravid leans across, head over the ball, and pushes it out to the off side

0.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dravid, no run, fuller, outside off stump, Dravid eases it to left of cover where Ashraful makes a diving stop.

India 1/1   R Dravid 0* (6b)

2.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dravid, 1 run, short of a good length delivery, bit of angle on it. Dravid stands tall on the backfoot and defends it down on the leg side, fielders are deep and they scamper through for a single

India 2/1   R Dravid 1* (7b)

3.1

Shahadat Hossain to Dravid, FOUR, take that! full and in the slot outside the off stump, all Dravid had to do if anything was to lean forward to the pitch of the delivery - classic cover drive and the ball screams away to the fence

3.2

Shahadat Hossain to Dravid, no run, much better line and length from Hossain. Dravid shoulders arms and the ball sails through to the keeper

3.3

Shahadat Hossain to Dravid, no run, close. good length and this one jagged back in sharply. Draivd once again shoulders arms and the ball zips past the off stump

3.4

Shahadat Hossain to Dravid, no run, similar line and length and on this occasion Dravid gets right behind the line and defends it with a straight bat

3.5

Shahadat Hossain to Dravid, no run, left alone outside the off stump, bit too wide to interest Dravid

3.6

Shahadat Hossain to Dravid, 1 run, short of a good length delivery and this one kept a bit low, Dravid stays back and taps it away towards point for an easy single

India 11/1   R Dravid 6* (13b 1x4)

4.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dravid, FOUR, cut over point. Short and outside off and Dravid cut and it flew fast over the outstreched hand of the backward point. Just over.

4.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dravid, 1 run, on the hips, Dravid gets inside the line, clips it away to fine leg.

4.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dravid, FOUR, Classy. Mind you it was a overpitched delivery, well outside off stump and Dravid goes down on his knee, stretches forward and caresses it through cover region

4.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dravid, FOUR, Another one through covers. This was a short of length delivery, outside off stump and Dravid got closer to the line and punched it through the gap. Runs are beginning to come in a hurry. The wicket has gone limp. The bounce is not much, no great pace either.

India 25/1   R Dravid 19* (17b 4x4)

6.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dravid, FOUR, Dravid rings the room service and Mortaza serves a overpitched delivery well outside the off stump and Dravid leant across and crashed it through cover point.

6.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dravid, 1 run, ooh ... It landed on a good length, just outside off and came in towards middle and off and Dravid is caught in his crease, leans forward and whips it across the line, to fine leg.

India 36/1   R Dravid 24* (19b 5x4)

7.1

Shahadat Hossain to Dravid, 1 run, on the hips, coming in from the off stump, Dravid whips it away to fine leg

7.5

Shahadat Hossain to Dravid, no run

7.6

Shahadat Hossain to Dravid, no run, from slightly wide of the crease, full and outside off stump, left alone

India 44/1   R Dravid 25* (22b 5x4)

8.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dravid, FOUR, Ah.. full and on the legs, beseeching to be hit and Dravid puts it away via a flick shot. Easy.

8.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dravid, no run

8.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dravid, no run, leans forward, gets behind the line of a length-delivery on the off stump and defends down the track

8.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dravid, 1 no ball, slightly short in length, 137.1 k, around the off stump, Dravid shuffles across, pats it gently back down the track.

8.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dravid, no run, fullish, just outside off stump, Dravid drives, left-elbow high, to mid-off

8.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dravid, no run, fullish, outside off stump, eased to cover

India 55/1   R Dravid 29* (28b 6x4)

9.5

Shahadat Hossain to Dravid, no run, from wide of the crease, on the middle stump line, pushed towards mid-on fielder, Dravid takes couple of steps, Karthik takes a few more steps, Dravid freezes, puts his hand up, yells Karthik to get back and he does.

9.6

Shahadat Hossain to Dravid, FOUR, Another boundary. Runs are coming in a flood. Overpitched on the middle and leg and Dravid eases it through the on side. Lovely on drive.

India 60/1   R Dravid 33* (30b 7x4)

12.1

Mohammad Rafique to Dravid, no run, leans forward to push to the off side

12.2

Mohammad Rafique to Dravid, no run, on the middle and leg, defended on the front foot

12.3

Mohammad Rafique to Dravid, no run

12.4

Mohammad Rafique to Dravid, no run

12.5

Mohammad Rafique to Dravid, FOUR, short and Dravid latches on to it. Rocks back to cut it past point

12.6

Mohammad Rafique to Dravid, no run, fuller and straighter, on the middle stump line, Dravid takes care not to get the front leg across - doesn't want to get trapped - and defends down the track

India 74/1   R Dravid 37* (36b 8x4)

14.1

Mohammad Rafique to Dravid, no run, leans forward to defend a fullish delivery to the off side

14.2

Mohammad Rafique to Dravid, no run

14.3

Mohammad Rafique to Dravid, 1 run, on the off stump line, pushed towards mid-off fielder for a single

14.5

Mohammad Rafique to Dravid, FOUR, Classy inside-out drive. Flighted-up, on the off stump line, turns away slight and Dravid takes care to take the left leg out of the line, gets his left shoulder facing mid-off and drives inside-out through extra cover. Nice clean and smooth swing of the bat.

14.6

Mohammad Rafique to Dravid, no run, on the stumps, nudged to the on side

India 85/1   R Dravid 42* (41b 9x4)

16.1

Mohammad Rafique to Dravid, FOUR, on the middle stump, slightly short and Dravid glides back and whips it past square-leg. Perfectly timed and the ball races away. It looked pretty elegant and I thought he might get two runs but it kept running away.

16.2

Mohammad Rafique to Dravid, no run, punches a length-delivery back to the bowler

16.3

Mohammad Rafique to Dravid, no run, tossed-up, on the middle and Dravid leans forward to defend

16.4

Mohammad Rafique to Dravid, no run, slightly short, on the middle and off and Dravid is again quick to get back and whips it off the back foot but straight to mid-off fielder

16.5

Mohammad Rafique to Dravid, 1 run, gets a single with a nudge to the on side

India 90/1   R Dravid 47* (46b 10x4)

17.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dravid, no run, banged in short, it doesn't rise much, Dravid shapes to pull and is beaten by two things: lack of pace of the track and lack of bounce. Inside-edges it to the pad

17.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dravid, no run, fuller, around off stump, Dravid gets solidly behind the line, pushes it to mid-on

17.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dravid, no run, lands on a length, outside off stump, holds its line, Dravid gets his bat away from the body, guides to point

17.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dravid, no run, cuts in a touch from outside off stump, Dravid punches it towards cover

17.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dravid, no run, full in length, on the off stump line, pushed back to the bowler.

17.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dravid, no run

India 90/1   R Dravid 47* (52b 10x4)

18.3

Enamul Haque jnr to Dravid, no run, drifts in on the middle and leg, whipped to short midwicket

18.4

Enamul Haque jnr to Dravid, no run, on the legs, Dravid is struck on the pad while trying to flick it away

18.5

Enamul Haque jnr to Dravid, no run, on the leg and middle line, turns in slightly, Dravid backs away a touch, to get adjacent to the line and drives down the track

18.6

Enamul Haque jnr to Dravid, 1 run, slightly short in length, turns away from the off stump and holds up on Dravid a touch and he shapes to cut, doesn't find pace to work with and jabs it away to point

India 92/1   R Dravid 48* (56b 10x4)

19.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dravid, no run, beaten. In the zone outside off stump, not much bounce there and Dravid is surprised by the lack of it and ends up stabbing at it and the ball squeezes past the outside edge and bounces once before it reaches the 'keeper

19.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dravid, 1 run, on the middle line, fullish, Dravid whips it right of mid-on where Ashraful makes a diving stop

India 93/1   R Dravid 49* (58b 10x4)

20.2

Enamul Haque jnr to Dravid, 1 run, Fifty up and the crowd generously clap in admiration. Not a partisan crowd at all. It was floated up, on the off stump line, driven to long off

India 96/1   R Dravid 50* (59b 10x4)

21.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dravid, no run, length-delivery, on the off stump line, Dravid shuffles across to defend to off side.

21.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dravid, no run, slightly short in length, lands on the off stump, moves in, Dravid waits for the ball to arrive before whipping it to midwicket

21.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dravid, no run, on the off stump, holds its line, Dravid stays back, punches but the bat is slightly outside the line and it goes straight back down the track

21.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dravid, 1 run, length-delivery on the off stump, Dravid punches to mid-off where there is a fumble by Shahadat and they will get a bonus run.

India 102/1   R Dravid 51* (63b 10x4)

22.1

Enamul Haque jnr to Dravid, no run, slightly short, outside off, cut to point

22.2

Enamul Haque jnr to Dravid, no run

22.3

Enamul Haque jnr to Dravid, no run, outside off stump, full in length, Dravid leans forward, allows the ball to pass his front foot and then guides it to point.

22.4

Enamul Haque jnr to Dravid, 1 run, gets Karthik on strike with a drive through mid-on

22.6

Enamul Haque jnr to Dravid, no run, drifts in from outside off, Dravid plants his left foot across, gets his bat around it and defends. So far he has taken care to avoid doing so. He gets his left foot outside the line, stays adjacent to the line so that he doesn't get in a tangle and does not need to play around the pad.

India 108/1   R Dravid 52* (68b 10x4)

23.3

Mohammad Rafique to Dravid, no run

23.4

Mohammad Rafique to Dravid, no run, on the middle stump line, the left leg is stretched straight forward and he defends

23.5

Mohammad Rafique to Dravid, no run, And again

23.6

Mohammad Rafique to Dravid, no run, On the off stump line, Dravid leans forward to defend. There will be one more over before the lunch break

India 109/1   R Dravid 52* (72b 10x4)

25.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dravid, no run, Length-delivery, around off stump and Dravid punches it towards mid-off

25.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dravid, no run, Similar line and length, on the off stump and Dravid gets right behind the line to push it to the off side

25.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dravid, no run, fuller, almost at the blockhole, just outside off stump and Dravid shapes to drive but the intent is thwarted by the length and he ends up jabbing it away to cover

25.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dravid, no run, just short of driveable length, outside off and Dravid lunges forward and pushes it out to short extra cover

25.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dravid, no run, This time he beats the short cover but finds cover point

25.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dravid, no run, Fullish, outside off and Dravid leans on to his cover drive but can't beat the man at cover

India 113/1   R Dravid 52* (78b 10x4)

26.3

Enamul Haque jnr to Dravid, no run, beaten in the flight. Tossed-up and slightly held back, outside off stump, Dravid stretched forward and pushed, in the air, bat away from the body towards cover. The ball was briefly in the air but no damage done

26.4

Enamul Haque jnr to Dravid, no run, leans forward and waits for the ball to arrive this time before pushing it away to the off side

26.5

Enamul Haque jnr to Dravid, (no ball) 1 run, pushed to the cover region for a single

26.6

Enamul Haque jnr to Dravid, FOUR, short in length and outside off stump and Dravid rocks back, makes more room and forces it to left of the diving mid-off fielder.

India 121/1   R Dravid 57* (82b 11x4)

28.1

Enamul Haque jnr to Dravid, no run, drifts to the pad, Dravid tries to flick, the ball runs off the pad and Karthik sets off for a run, the ball rolls towards short square-leg region and Dravid sends him back before it got too late

28.2

Enamul Haque jnr to Dravid, 1 no ball, leans forward to defend

28.2

Enamul Haque jnr to Dravid, no run, on the middle and dabbed away to the on side

28.3

Enamul Haque jnr to Dravid, no run, lands on the off stump, turns away slightly, Dravid leans across, pushes it to point

28.4

Enamul Haque jnr to Dravid, no run, slightly short and Dravid immediately jumps on to the back foot and punches it away but Ashraful dives at short cover to make the stop.

28.5

Enamul Haque jnr to Dravid, no run, again a touch short, at the stumps and Dravid forces it but straight to mid-off

28.6

Enamul Haque jnr to Dravid, no run, full in length, on the middle stump line, goes on straight and Dravid chooses to go back instead of leaning forward and defends

India 122/1   R Dravid 57* (89b 11x4)

30.1

Enamul Haque jnr to Dravid, no run, outside off stump, full in length, tapped to silly point

30.2

Enamul Haque jnr to Dravid, no run, short, outside off stump and Dravid backs away, a bit too much and then he has to stretch out and cuts straight to Ashraful at short cover

30.3

Enamul Haque jnr to Dravid, 1 run, again short and outside off, Dravid backs away to cut to point, there is a slight fumble and they pick up a single

India 123/1   R Dravid 58* (92b 11x4)

31.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dravid, 1 run, back of length, outside off and Dravid latches on to the width, cuts down to right of third man for a single

31.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dravid, 1 run, on the hips, clipped away to fine leg

India 126/2   R Dravid 60* (94b 11x4)

32.1

Enamul Haque jnr to Dravid, no run, on the off stump line, Dravid stretches forward in defense

32.2

Enamul Haque jnr to Dravid, no run, comes down the track a touch, gets to the pitch and drives back to the bowler

32.3

Enamul Haque jnr to Dravid, 1 no ball, full and on the middle and off, Dravid drives back to the bowler

32.3

Enamul Haque jnr to Dravid, 1 run, full and outside off, Dravid drives inside-out to right of cover where Ashraful makes a half-stop

India 128/2   R Dravid 61* (98b 11x4)

33.1

Shahadat Hossain to Dravid, OUT, And hello?! Shahadat strikes immediately. Dravid falls and Bangladeshi fielders go in a huddle. Done in by the extra bounce. Short of length, outside off stump and it kicks up, Dravid goes for a cut, is surprised by the extra bounce and nicks it behind to Masud, the wicketkeeper. Two quick wickets and Bangladesh are back into the game. Sourav Ganguly walks in.

R Dravid c †Khaled Mashud b Shahadat Hossain 61 (154m 99b 11x4 0x6) SR: 61.61

India 132/3   R Dravid 61 (99b 11x4)
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India won by an innings and 239 runs
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May 22, 2007

Habibul Bashar effects a cut shot ,  Bangladesh v India, 1st Test, Chittagong, 5th day

Habibul Bashar effects a cut shot

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May 22, 2007

Habibul Bashar plays a flick shot during his knock of 37, Bangladesh v India, 1st Test, Chittagong, 5th day

Habibul Bashar plays a flick shot during his knock of 37

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