India tour of Bangladesh, 2007 / Commentary

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84.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dhoni, FOUR, full and on the off stump line, Dhoni leans forward, drives past mid-off, again Rafique gives the chase but can't stop it. Another futile diving effort.

India 334/4   MS Dhoni 4* (1b 1x4)

85.2

Shahadat Hossain to Dhoni, no run, In the zone outside off, Dhoni shuffles across, covers the off stump and lets it go past him

85.3

Shahadat Hossain to Dhoni, no run

85.4

Shahadat Hossain to Dhoni, no run, In the corridor outside off stump, left alone

85.5

Shahadat Hossain to Dhoni, no run, attempts a yorker, ends up as a low full-toss, on the off stump, Dhoni drives but straight to mid-off

85.6

Shahadat Hossain to Dhoni, FOUR, Cheeky. Slightly short of length, just outside the off stump, Dhoni arched back at the last minute, opened the bat-face and guided it past the slips.

India 339/4   MS Dhoni 8* (6b 2x4)

86.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dhoni, 1 bye, slightly short and Dhoni thinks of carving it over the slips and gully but holds back in the last moment, lets it go to the wicketkeeper but there's a funble there and they manage a single

India 341/4   MS Dhoni 8* (7b 2x4)

87.1

Shahadat Hossain to Dhoni, no run, inside edge that time from Dhoni while going for the pull, short ball that doesn't rise too much, Dhoni tries to swat it away but can only get the under-edge and watch the wicketkeeper stop it from running away

87.2

Shahadat Hossain to Dhoni, no run, some tennis ball bounce here for Shahadat, slightly short again and outside off, Dhoni stands and tries to force it through the covers but can only get it back to the bowler. Eye-ball to eye-ball contact between the batsman and bowler and the crowd get involved as well

87.3

Shahadat Hossain to Dhoni, no run, full ball which Dhoni tries to drive off the front foot but can only manage to tap it to mid-off

87.4

Shahadat Hossain to Dhoni, 1 run, short ball doesn't rise again, on middle stump and Dhoni again goes for the pull but is too early on the shot. He manages an under-edge that strikes him on the chest before trickling away to the leg side. They manage a single

87.6

Shahadat Hossain to Dhoni, FOUR, full and outside off and Dhoni latches on to that effectively, drives powerfully and finds the gap through cover as well, to see the ball race away to the square fence

India 347/4   MS Dhoni 13* (12b 3x4)

88.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dhoni, no run, full-pitched, on the off and middle, Dhoni leans forward, drives back tot the bowler who has a shy at the striker's end. Dhoni was inside the crease.

88.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dhoni, no run, lands on a length, around the off stump, goes on straight, Dhoni goes back and across, punches it to mid-off

88.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dhoni, no run, outside the off stump, full in length, again Dhoni goes back and across, pushes it back to Mortaza.

88.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dhoni, no run, banged in short, outside the off stump, Dhoni watches it sail into Masud's gloves

88.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dhoni, no run

India 348/4   MS Dhoni 13* (17b 3x4)

89.2

Shahadat Hossain to Dhoni, FOUR, whack. Slightly short of length, just outside the off stump but that's enough for Dhoni to shift his weight back and force it away through cover point.

89.3

Shahadat Hossain to Dhoni, no run, lands on a length, outside the off stump, comes in towards off, Dhoni, is again on the back foot, pushes it towards mid-off, takes a few steps down the track before sending back Tendulkar who had also responded to his call.

89.4

Shahadat Hossain to Dhoni, 1 run, full in length, on the middle stump line, keeps a tad low, Dhoni flicks it across the line to deep square leg

India 354/4   MS Dhoni 18* (20b 4x4)

90.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dhoni, 2 runs, on the off stump line, driven to cover region, there is an overthrow at the non-strker's end and he will get two

India 358/4   MS Dhoni 20* (21b 4x4)

91.2

Shahadat Hossain to Dhoni, FOUR, Full-pitched, just outside the off stump and Dhoni just stands there and slaps it on the up, down the track, between the bowler and the umpire. Four more.

91.3

Shahadat Hossain to Dhoni, 2 runs, lands back of length, outside the off stump, keeps low as it moves in, Dhoni gets back, whips it to the right of mid-on, bottom-hand powered stroke, and picks up two.

91.4

Shahadat Hossain to Dhoni, 1 run, dropped Very tough chance for Rajin Saleh at deep square leg. It was banged in short and Dhoni pulled it in the air and Saleh moved towards his left, threw in a dive but couldn't hold on to it.

91.6

Shahadat Hossain to Dhoni, no run

India 366/5   MS Dhoni 27* (25b 5x4)

93.1

Shahadat Hossain to Dhoni, no run, full and on the off stump line, jabbed away to cover

93.2

Shahadat Hossain to Dhoni, 1 run, from wide of the crease, on the middle and leg stump line, pushed to wide of midwicket for a single

93.5

Shahadat Hossain to Dhoni, FOUR, Full-toss, on the off stump line, Dhoni drives and pings the gap between the bowler and mid-off

93.6

Shahadat Hossain to Dhoni, 2 runs, slightly slower in pace, well outside the off stump, Dhoni slashes it through point

India 381/5   MS Dhoni 34* (29b 6x4)

95.1

Enamul Haque jnr to Dhoni, no run

95.2

Enamul Haque jnr to Dhoni, no run, faster, full , outside the off stump, left alone

95.3

Enamul Haque jnr to Dhoni, no run, slow through the air this time, full and just outside off, Dhoni lunges forward in defense, gets a thickish outside edge to gully region

95.4

Enamul Haque jnr to Dhoni, 1 run, similar delvery, guided to backward point region for a single.

India 382/6   MS Dhoni 35* (33b 6x4)

96.1

Mohammad Rafique to Dhoni, 1 run, on the leg and middle, Dhoni goes back, works it past square-leg, runs the first run fast but can't get back for two

96.6

Mohammad Rafique to Dhoni, no run, on the middle line, defended to the on side

A Kumble retired hurt 1 (9m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 11.11

India 384/6   MS Dhoni 36* (35b 6x4)

97.5

Shahadat Hossain to Dhoni, no run, bouncer. Shahadat shows his aggression but Dhoni ducks and lets it go

97.6

Shahadat Hossain to Dhoni, no run, Shahadat fires that in with good pace outside off but Dhoni leaves it

India 385/7   MS Dhoni 36* (37b 6x4)

98.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dhoni, OUT, slashed to point and that's also the declaration, wide outside off stump, Dhoni cuts hard off the open face of the bat, doesnt quite get the desired placement to whack it over point, easy catch on waist height to Javed Omar

MS Dhoni c Javed Omar b Mashrafe Mortaza 36 (81m 38b 6x4 0x6) SR: 94.73

India 387/8   MS Dhoni 36 (38b 6x4)
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India won by an innings and 239 runs
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Match drawn
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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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