India tour of Bangladesh, 2007 / Commentary

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

1.1

Shahadat Hossain to Karthik, no run, pitches on a length, outside off stump and cuts away a touch. Dinesh eases forward, close to the line and is slightly surprised by the away movement, moves his hands to cover for the line and pushes it to cover point

1.2

Shahadat Hossain to Karthik, no run, probing line outside off stump and again it moves away. Karthik shapes up to play but sees the movement and lets it go past him

1.3

Shahadat Hossain to Karthik, no run, Short in length, outside off stump and Karthik is not interested in fishing.

1.4

Shahadat Hossain to Karthik, no run, And again. Well outside the off stump.

1.5

Shahadat Hossain to Karthik, no run, Yet again. Full, swinging but well outside off stump. He has got to get it closer to the off stump. He did for the first two deliveries, put Karthik in trouble but has gone wayward after that.

1.5

Shahadat Hossain to Karthik, no run, Yet again. Full, swinging but well outside off stump. He has got to get it closer to the off stump. He did for the first two deliveries, put Karthik in trouble but has gone wayward after that.

1.6

Shahadat Hossain to Karthik, no run, goes for a short one. Bumper and Karthik sways away from the line

India 1/1   KD Karthik 0* (6b)

2.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Karthik, no run, length delivery outside the off stump, Karthik gets right behind the line and defends it with a straight bat

2.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Karthik, no run, half a bouncer. Came back in a touch after hitting the deck, Kartik sways away from the line and leaves it through to the keeper. Had to go really low to avoid the ball

2.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Karthik, FOUR, edged and through gully - good length delivery outside the off stump, Karthik is sucked forward into the defensive prod and is beaten by the late movement. Ball clips the outside half of the bat and runs down to the third man fence

2.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Karthik, no run, defended outside the off stump

2.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Karthik, no run, good length delivery, in the channel outside the off stump and Karthik leaves it through to the keeper

India 6/1   KD Karthik 4* (11b 1x4)

4.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Karthik, no run, nice teasing line outside off stump and Karthik comes forward, covers the off stump and shoulders arms. The ball came in but not enough to warrant a stroke

4.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Karthik, 1 run, outside off stump and this holds its line after landing on a length and keeps a touch low and Karthik crouches at the last minute, punches it towards extra cover

India 17/1   KD Karthik 5* (13b 1x4)

5.1

Shahadat Hossain to Karthik, no run, Grunt like Seles at the release, digs it in really short, really really short and it climbs up like an old man, chest high and Karthik drops his wrists, sways away from the line.

5.2

Shahadat Hossain to Karthik, 2 runs, back-of-length delivery, outside off stump, comes in a touch, Karthik hops back, gets on top of the bounce and punches it through cover point

5.3

Shahadat Hossain to Karthik, no run, beaten! Fullish, outside the off stump and Karthik went chasing. The bat hit the ground and the ball just went past the bat. There was a shout from the bowler and the 'keeper and Umpire Harper has a smile on his face as he turns down the appeal

5.4

Shahadat Hossain to Karthik, no run, full in length, similar line and Karthik is on the front foot this time, gets close to the line, guides to point

5.5

Shahadat Hossain to Karthik, no run, Goes for a bouncer, rises chest-high and swayed away. Again Shahadat had to put lot of effort to get the ball up

5.6

Shahadat Hossain to Karthik, FOUR, fullish, on the middle and off, Karthik is late in leaning forward, gets his bat down in an angle, stabs the delivery, it gets the outside edge and it runs past the slips. They go up in appeal for a lbw, Harper signals a boundary.

India 31/1   KD Karthik 11* (19b 2x4)

6.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Karthik, 2 runs, back of length, just outside the off stump and holding its line, Karthik gets back, close to the line and punches it past Ashraful at covers

6.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Karthik, no run, full and outside off, Karthik eases it to the off side

6.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Karthik, no run, fullish, on the middle and off, Karthik stays back, just shuffles across to get close to the line, pushes with a full face of the bat to cover.

6.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Karthik, no run, nice probing delivery. It landed outside off stump, cut back in, Karthik lunges forward, covers the off stump and shoulders arms.

India 38/1   KD Karthik 13* (23b 2x4)

7.2

Shahadat Hossain to Karthik, no run, In the zone outside off stump, left alone

7.3

Shahadat Hossain to Karthik, 4 runs, another grunt at the release. Full in length, on the middle and off, leans forward to defend to the off side.And hold on there is a overthrow. The ball ran towards mid-off and Enamul Haq jr throws it back to the 'keeper but it sails over him.

7.4

Shahadat Hossain to Karthik, 1 bye, Short of length, outside offs stump, Karthik lets it go through and Kahled Masud, on a comeback, clangs it . Simple, straightforward stuff but Pilot jabs at it and it bounds away off his gloves. He must be under pressure.

India 44/1   KD Karthik 17* (26b 2x4)

8.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Karthik, FOUR, Crash. Super pull shot. Banged in short, rises chest-high, Karthik swivels off the front foot, and pulls past square-leg. Had all the time in the world to play that.

8.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Karthik, (no ball) 1 run, full and outside off, Karthik eases it to covers to bring up the fifty of the partnership

India 50/1   KD Karthik 22* (28b 3x4)

9.1

Shahadat Hossain to Karthik, no run, from slightly wide of the crease, digs it in short of length, on the middle, Karthik places it towards mid-on, looks for a run but Shahadat gets across to make the stop

9.2

Shahadat Hossain to Karthik, no run, Another grunt, another bouncer and this is the best of 'em all. Kicked up throat-high and came in at Karthik who had to really arch back to get away from the line

9.3

Shahadat Hossain to Karthik, no run, attempted yorker, nice follow-up delivery, on the middle stump line and Karthik stabs it away

9.4

Shahadat Hossain to Karthik, 1 run, fullish, on the legs, Karthik leans forward, flicks it away to long leg. Reaches to the other end and practises that shot again. This time he whips the wrists more suggesting he would have liked to place it finer

India 56/1   KD Karthik 23* (32b 3x4)

10.1

Mohammad Rafique to Karthik, no run, floated from round the stumps, on the off stump line, goes on straight and Karthik defends on the front foot

10.2

Mohammad Rafique to Karthik, 2 runs, down the leg side, Karthik sweeps it fine. Paddles it away fine and will pick up two runs

10.3

Mohammad Rafique to Karthik, no run, arm-ball, comes in from just outside the off stump, Karthik leans forward to defend

10.4

Mohammad Rafique to Karthik, FOUR, Karthik goes down town. In style. Jumps down the track, reaches the pitch of a floated delivery on the off stump line and sends it over mid-on, one bounce over the ropes.

10.5

Mohammad Rafique to Karthik, no run, leans forward to defend.

10.6

Mohammad Rafique to Karthik, 1 run, pushes to cover and they take a quick single

India 67/1   KD Karthik 30* (38b 4x4)

11.1

Shahadat Hossain to Karthik, 2 runs, full and drifting down the leg side, Karthik leans well forward and flicks it away towards deep backward square leg. Nafees moves across quickly from fine leg and cuts off a certain boundary with a valiant diving effort

11.2

Shahadat Hossain to Karthik, no run, punched down to mid-off

11.3

Shahadat Hossain to Karthik, 1 no ball, short delivery outside the off stump and Karthik goes after it but fails to make contact.

11.3

Shahadat Hossain to Karthik, no run, full and this one jagged back in sharply, Karthik had to hurry and he does well

11.4

Shahadat Hossain to Karthik, no run, on the middle and leg stump line, Karthik gets right back and works it away straight to the fielder at square leg

11.5

Shahadat Hossain to Karthik, no run, good length and coming in with the angle, Karthik reads it to perfection and leaves it through to the keeper. Jaffer 'the departed' can wish on

11.6

Shahadat Hossain to Karthik, no run, left alone outside off stump

India 70/1   KD Karthik 32* (45b 4x4)

13.1

Shahadat Hossain to Karthik, 1 no ball, on the middle stump line, on a length, pushed to on side

13.1

Shahadat Hossain to Karthik, no run, around the off stump, waist-high, Karthik gets close to the line, taps it gently to the off side.

13.2

Shahadat Hossain to Karthik, FOUR, short of length, it climbs above waist-high, outside off stump, Karthik goes back and across and punches it impeccably through backward point. Got really well on top of the bounce there.

13.3

Shahadat Hossain to Karthik, no run, on a length, outside off stump, comes in a touch, Karthik doesn't cover enough for the inward movement, the bat comes outside the line and he gets a inside-edge to the on side

13.4

Shahadat Hossain to Karthik, no run, Full and on the off stump line, Karthik gets forward, leans across, head over the ball and wrists it across the line to square-leg

13.5

Shahadat Hossain to Karthik, no run, bouncer that again doesn't rise much. Karthik ducks under and the ball limps over him. This is not the track to duck under, better way, as both batsmen have been doing so far, is to sway away.

13.6

Shahadat Hossain to Karthik, no run, Sways away this time. Big grunt at the release and it climbs chest-high, around off stump, Karthik arches back, drops his wrists to get the bat away from the line and sways away

India 79/1   KD Karthik 36* (52b 5x4)

14.4

Mohammad Rafique to Karthik, 1 run, on the middle stump line and he sweeps it away for yet another single

India 81/1   KD Karthik 37* (53b 5x4)

15.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Karthik, no run, full in length, on the off stump line, leans forward to defend

15.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Karthik, no run

15.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Karthik, no run, fullish, outside off, eased to cover

15.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Karthik, no run

15.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Karthik, no run, on the middle stump line, comes in with the angle, Karthik gets behind the line, and pats it away to the off side

15.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Karthik, no run, beaten. In the corridor outside off and Karthik feels for it, not quite leaning forward fully and the ball rushes past the outside edge

India 85/1   KD Karthik 37* (59b 5x4)

16.6

Mohammad Rafique to Karthik, no run, round-arm action, floats in from outside off stump, on a length and Karthik dabs it away on the front foot to the off side

India 90/1   KD Karthik 37* (60b 5x4)

18.1

Enamul Haque jnr to Karthik, no run, from round the stumps, on the middle and off, pushed to the off side. There is a slip and silly-point

18.2

Enamul Haque jnr to Karthik, 1 run, on the middle stump line, slightly short in length and Karthik paddles it away to fine leg

India 91/1   KD Karthik 38* (62b 5x4)

19.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Karthik, no run, 136.8k , full in length, around off stump, cuts in a touch, pushed to cover

19.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Karthik, no run, full in length, outside off stump, Karthik is quick to get on to that front foot, head over the ball, left elbow high and pushes it towards cover. Classic Test-match cricket.

19.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Karthik, no run, again covers comes into play. Mortaza wipes the sweat off his forehead, using the right sleeeve and walks back to the top of his run up. It's pretty humid out there.

19.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Karthik, 1 run, retains the strike with a firm push to left of mid-off

India 94/1   KD Karthik 39* (66b 5x4)

20.1

Enamul Haque jnr to Karthik, 1 run, floated up, on the off stump line, driven to left of mid-off and they walk through for a single

20.3

Enamul Haque jnr to Karthik, (no ball) FOUR, Karthik celebrates his skipper's landmark with a pull over midwicket. It was quite a rubbish delivery really - long hop on leg and middle.

20.3

Enamul Haque jnr to Karthik, no run

20.4

Enamul Haque jnr to Karthik, no run, almost yorks himself and Khaled Masud lets out a appeal. It was full and on the middle and Karthik stretches forward, a bit too much but takes out the left leg from the line and nudges it to on side

20.5

Enamul Haque jnr to Karthik, no run

20.6

Enamul Haque jnr to Karthik, no run, on the middle and off stump line, driven to the off side

India 101/1   KD Karthik 44* (72b 6x4)

21.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Karthik, FOUR, Slap down the track. It was just short of length, outside off stump and such is this track that Karthik had all the time in the world to stand up and wait. And wait before he pulled it right down the track. Slow wicket.

21.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Karthik, no run

India 106/1   KD Karthik 48* (74b 7x4)

22.5

Enamul Haque jnr to Karthik, 1 run, from wide of the crease, fullish and outside off, Karthik places it to left of mid-off. He moves to 49

India 108/1   KD Karthik 49* (75b 7x4)

23.1

Mohammad Rafique to Karthik, no run

23.2

Mohammad Rafique to Karthik, 1 run, Fifty up for Karthik. Again gentle clapping around the arena. He reached the landmark with a firm push to long on

India 109/1   KD Karthik 50* (77b 7x4)

24.1

Enamul Haque jnr to Karthik, FOUR, Enamel gift-wraps a boundary. Full-toss on the off stump and Karthik accepts the gift with a drive past mid off

24.2

Enamul Haque jnr to Karthik, no run

24.3

Enamul Haque jnr to Karthik, no run, on the middle and off stump line, Karthik defends compactly on the front foot

24.4

Enamul Haque jnr to Karthik, no run, slightly short outside off stump, cut to cover point

24.5

Enamul Haque jnr to Karthik, no run, on the middle stump line, full and straight - not much turn on offer, pushed back down the track

24.6

Enamul Haque jnr to Karthik, no run, defended on the front foot.

India 113/1   KD Karthik 54* (83b 8x4)

26.1

Enamul Haque jnr to Karthik, no run, floats in from round the stumps, Karthik leans forward and defends.

26.2

Enamul Haque jnr to Karthik, 1 run, fuller, on the middle and leg, Karthik takes out the left leg from the line, squeezes the ball towards midwicket

26.5

Enamul Haque jnr to Karthik, 1 run, slipping on to the legs and tucked behind square leg for a single

India 117/1   KD Karthik 56* (86b 8x4)

27.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Karthik, no run, beaten. Surprising bounce. Kicks up from a touch short of good length, outside off stump and holds its line, Karthik shapes to force it off the back foot, on the up, but is beaten by the extra bounce and the straightening of the delivery

27.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Karthik, no run, gets behind the line of a length-delivery around off and pats it gently to the off side

27.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Karthik, no run, comes in towards middle, Karthik eases forward, nudges to the on side.

27.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Karthik, no run, around the off stump, not much movement, Karthik gets solidly behind the line and offers a dead bat

27.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Karthik, no run, cuts back in from outside off, from a length, Karthik is hurried on a touch, the bat comes down outside the line and he gets a inside-edge to the leg side

27.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Karthik, no run, back-of-length delivery, around off and middle and Karthik offers the full face of the bat in defense. Good tight over from Mortaza. One kicked up from a length and other cut back in to trouble Karthik

India 121/1   KD Karthik 56* (92b 8x4)

29.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Karthik, no run, In the zone outside off stump, full and shaping away a touch, Karthik shoulders arms

29.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Karthik, no run, slipping down the leg side, Karthik tries to tickle but doesn't make contact

29.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Karthik, no run, bangs it in short, outside off stump and it climbs over shoulder-high, Karthik sways away from the line. Mortaza is trying everything now, full-pitched, bouncers, teasing 'em outside off but no luck so far

29.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Karthik, no run, full and outside off, Karthik eases it to cover region

29.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Karthik, no run, slightly short in length, outside off , comes back in touch, Karthik stands tall and punches it nicely on the up but straight to short extra cover

29.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Karthik, no run, in trouble by the lack of bounce. It landed short of length, on the off and middle and Karthik shaped to play it to the leg side but the ball kept a tad low and straigthened, Karthik almost got squared-up but adjusted to keep it away

India 122/1   KD Karthik 56* (98b 8x4)

30.4

Enamul Haque jnr to Karthik, no run, fullish, on the middle and leg, deflected to midwicket

30.5

Enamul Haque jnr to Karthik, no run, on the middle stump line and Karthik is cautious and offers the full face of the bat in defense

30.6

Enamul Haque jnr to Karthik, no run, And again.

India 123/1   KD Karthik 56* (101b 8x4)

31.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Karthik, OUT, Mortaza gets the reward for persistence. He hit the deck short of length, just outside off stump and it shaped away a touch and Karthik tried to pull it from there and ended up ballooning it to mid-off. Karthik falls after a well-made fifty. Remember he is playing purely as a batsman. He would be a touch disappointed with the shot selection there but Mortaza won't be complaining. He has kept it on and around off stump this spell, at times cutting it back in, making it hold the line.

KD Karthik c Mohammad Ashraful b Mashrafe Mortaza 56 (146m 102b 8x4 0x6) SR: 54.90

India 124/2   KD Karthik 56 (102b 8x4)
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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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