India tour of Bangladesh, 2007 / Commentary

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

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   Mohammad Rafique 1-0-7-0

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   Mohammad Rafique 2-0-11-0

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

14.4

Mohammad Rafique to Karthik, 1 run, on the middle stump line and he sweeps it away for yet another 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   Mohammad Rafique 3-0-17-0

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

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   Mohammad Rafique 4-0-22-0

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

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   Mohammad Rafique 5-0-23-0

37.1

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, no run, slightly short and Tendulkar punches it straight to the fielder at cover

37.2

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, 1 run, worked away on the leg side

37.3

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run, tossed up and turning in, Ganguly goes right back and turns it away with the spin to the midwicket region

37.4

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, FOUR, short and wide outside the off stump, Ganguly quickly picks it up, leans back and cuts it away through point. Easy runs

37.5

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run, full and close to the off stump line, Ganguly pushes forward and wroks it away past the fielder at short leg

37.6

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run, turned away off the back-foot, again straight to the fielder at midwicket

India 155/3   Mohammad Rafique 6-0-28-0

39.1

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, 2 runs, fullish, on the legs and Tendulkar flicks past square-leg.

39.2

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, no run, full and outside off stump, turns away, Tendulkar chose to stay back, cuts straight to point

39.3

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, 1 run, leans forward, picks up a single with a drive placed right of mid-off

39.4

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run, outside off stump, Ganguly stretches forward and pads it away, bat behind the pad

39.5

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run, beaten Slightly short in length, lands outside off stump and hurries on straight, Ganguly backs away to cut but the ball squeezes under the blade

39.6

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run, full and outside off, Ganguly stretches forward and pads it away

India 159/3   Mohammad Rafique 7-0-31-0

46.1

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, 2 runs, tossed up on the middle and off stump line, Tendulkar quickly picks up the length, sways back and clips it away through the gap between mid-on and midwicket, class shot

46.2

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, no run, worked away off the back-foot, straight to the fielder at midwicket

46.3

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, no run, once again finds the fielder at midwicket

46.4

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, no run, quick and full, Tendulkar pushes forward to defend and gets hit on the pad, loud confident appeal for lbw turned down. Not a bad shot that. It came in from just outside off stump line and hit him in front of off. Close. Very close.

46.5

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, no run, punched off the back-foot to the point region

46.6

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, no run, turned away off the back-foot and the ball rolls away towards midwicket, end of a good over from Rafique

India 183/3   Mohammad Rafique 8-0-33-0

48.1

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run

48.2

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, SIX, Ganguly breaks free with a six over long off. He waltzed down the track, stayed adjacent to the line of a flighted delivery on the off stump and lofted it up and over long off

48.3

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run, yorker, on the middle and leg, fullish, Ganguly jabs it away

48.4

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, 1 run

48.5

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, FOUR, on the leg side, slipping away, flicked away fine. Very fine.

48.6

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, no run, floated in from middle stump line, Tendulkar leans forward to defend

India 197/3   Mohammad Rafique 9-0-44-0

50.1

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run, on the off stump line, turns in slightly, Ganguly again gets on to the front foot, plays towards mid on

50.2

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, FOUR, short of length and outside off, Ganguly is quick to shif his balance to the back foot and cuts through backward point. Another boundary, Ganguly moves to 34 from 49 deliveries

50.3

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run

50.4

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run, comes in with the angle, from just outside off, nudged to the on side

50.5

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, 2 runs, on the middle stump line, turns, Ganguly waits for the spin and then works it very fine.

50.6

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run, outside the off stump, doesn't turn much in and Ganguly pads it away. The partnership between the two is 76 now. Growing steadily and alarmingly as far as Bangladesh are concerned.

India 208/3   Mohammad Rafique 10-0-50-0

52.1

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run, outside the off stump, full, Ganguly leans across, dabs it to the off side

52.2

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run, similar delivery, probably closer to the off stump and he pushes it back to the bowler

52.3

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run, slightly short in length, close to the off stump, Ganguly goes back but doesn't find width to place his cut shot well and hits straight to point

52.4

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run

52.5

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run, fuller, faster, on the middle stump, Ganguly arrests his forward movement, pushes the ball back to the bowler

52.6

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run, slightly slower in the air, just outside off stump, slight turn in and Ganguly defends on the front foot

India 210/3   Mohammad Rafique 11-1-50-0

54.1

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run, comes down the track and Rafique fires it in full and on the legs and Ganguly is hit on the pad.

54.2

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run, on the legs, nudged away

54.3

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run

54.4

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run, full and on the off stump line, coming in, driven to mid-on

54.5

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run, shout for lbw. Full and just outside off stump, Ganguly plants his right foot across, bit too much across and has to play around the front pad and is struck outside the off stump.

54.6

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run, again full, on the middle line, Ganguly takes the front leg from the line, pushes to on side

India 214/3   Mohammad Rafique 12-2-50-0

56.1

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, FOUR, Ganguly reaches the forties with a fierce cut shot.

56.2

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run

56.3

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run, full and on the legs, driven to mid-on

56.4

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run, short in length, outside the off stump, Ganguly cuts, trying to place rather than power it away, but can't get past backward point

56.5

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run, another one full in length, fullish, outside off stump, Ganguly jabs it away

56.6

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run

India 226/3   Mohammad Rafique 13-2-54-0

58.1

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, no run, on the off stump, goes on with the arm, pushed away to the off side

58.2

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, no run, full and around off stump, patted gently to silly-point

58.3

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, no run, on the middle stump line, goes on straight, Tendulkar, like Dravid before, takes care to plant his front leg straight rather than across, adjacent to the line and defends

58.4

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, no run, lands well outside off stump and spins away, left alone

58.5

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, 2 runs, on the middle line, Tendulkar punches it towards mid-off where Mortaza rushes in to stop the single and misses the ball and gives away an extra run

58.6

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, 1 run

India 230/3   Mohammad Rafique 14-2-57-0

60.1

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, 1 run, on the off stump line, pushed to sweeper cover

60.2

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, 2 runs, outside off stump, slightly short, cut through backward point

60.3

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run, fullish, on the legs, worked to mid-on

60.4

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run, full and on the yorker-length, on the middle and leg, Ganguly stops the front leg movement, stabs it away to mid-on

60.5

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run

60.6

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, 2 runs, full and outside off stump, Ganguly crouches forward and drives through cover point

India 242/3   Mohammad Rafique 15-2-62-0

62.1

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run, driven wide of the fielder at mid-off

62.1

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run, full and on the off stump line, Tendulkar backs away to cut, not the length for it and cuts to point

62.2

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, SIX, there he goes! tossed up delivery, Ganguly dances down the track to the pitch of the dleivery and lofts it high over the long-on fence, good clean hit

62.3

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run, bit wide outside the off stump, Ganguly thrusts forward and takes it on the pad

62.4

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run, defended outside the off stump

62.5

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run, flat delivery outside the off stump, defended watchfully

62.6

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, FOUR, short and wide outside the off stump, Ganguly rocks back and cuts it away through cover point. He is certainly making batting look easy

India 252/3   Mohammad Rafique 16-2-72-0

64.1

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, 1 run, driven just wide of the fielder at cover and they scamper through for a single

64.2

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, 1 run, short and wide outside the off stump, ball stayed a bit lot, Ganguly sways back - goes low and cuts it away through backward point for an easy single

64.3

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, no run, on the middle and off stump line, Tendulkar rocks back and thuds it away towards extra cover - excellent stop from the fielder there cuts off a certain boundary

64.4

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, no run, worked away towards midwicket, Ganguly is not interested in the single

64.5

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, 1 run, nicely worked away for an easy single

64.6

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run, punched back to the bowler

India 256/3   Mohammad Rafique 17-2-75-0

66.1

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, no run, full and on the off stump, Tendulkar backs away, not the length for it, and cuts to point

66.2

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, no run

66.3

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, 1 run, on the middle and leg, Tendulkar whips to right of mid-on for a single

66.4

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, 1 run, on the legs, flicked away for a single

66.5

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, 1 run, drifting down leg side, Tendulkar flicks, gets a thin edge and Masud shuffling down leg side is unable to hold on. Very tough chance

66.6

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, FOUR, full toss down the leg side, Ganguly comes down the track, tries to flick it away, gets a thin edge and Masud can't get across in time.

India 266/3   Mohammad Rafique 18-2-82-0

68.1

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, no run, round-arm action, on the middle and leg side, Tendulkar drives straight to mid-on

68.2

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, no run, slipping down the leg side, Tendulkar shaped to paddle it away but was through with the shot early and the ball evades him

68.3

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, no run, on the middle stump line, Tendulkar leans forward to push it to cover

68.4

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, 1 run, fuller and on the middle, Tendulkar leans forward, wrists it away behind square-leg

68.5

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, 1 run, low full-toss as Rafique repeatedly tries to keep it really full against Ganguly hoping to trap him lbw, worked to left of mid-on

68.6

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, 1 run, slow through the air, on the leg and middle, Tendulkar waits, wrists it away behind square-leg

India 270/3   Mohammad Rafique 19-2-85-0

70.1

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, no run, on the middle and leg, worked to the leg side

70.2

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, 1 run, low full-toss down the leg side, Ganguly flicks it away to fine leg.

70.3

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, 1 run, full and on the middle, Tendulkar whips to midwicket

70.4

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, no run, full in length, outside off, driven to cover

70.5

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, no run

70.6

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, 2 runs, on the off stump line, slow through the air and Tendulkar spots the chance to play his favourite paddle sweep.

India 279/3   Mohammad Rafique 20-2-89-0

78.1

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, 1 run, lands on the middle stump line, drifts in, Tendulkar leans forward, wrists it towards square-leg for a single

78.2

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run, fuller, on the leg and middle, flicked to midwicket

78.3

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run, faster, fuller, outside off stump and Ganguly is beaten going for a cut. Not the length for that shot.

78.4

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run, again trying to trap him lbw. Full and on the middle and off, Ganguly thrusts his front leg across, stops that movement, gets the bat around the pad, turns the ball to the on side

78.5

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run, flat and fast again, on the middle stump line, Ganguly pushes it down the track

78.6

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run, short in length, lands outside off stump, spins in a touch, Ganguly cuts but straight to point. It was fired in, so he didn't have much time to place his cut shot

India 298/3   Mohammad Rafique 21-2-90-0

80.1

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, 1 run, quicker one, arm-ball, just outside off stump, Tendulkar stays back, punches it through cover point

80.2

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run, flat, on the off stump, full, driven to mid-on

80.3

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, 1 run, on the middle and leg, tickled behind square-leg for a single

80.4

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, 1 run, full and on the middle and off, wristed past square-leg for yet another single. Tendulkar wanted a second, Ganguly didn't and that's where it ended.

80.5

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run, outside off, full in length, left alone

80.6

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, FOUR, Ganguly moves into 90's with a straight drive past the bowler. It was overpitched, on the middle stump and Ganguly leant forward and caressed it down the ground.

India 310/3   Mohammad Rafique 22-2-97-0

94.1

Mohammad Rafique to Powar, no run, outside the off stump, full in length, Powar tries to drive through the off side, gets a inside edge to the on side

94.2

Mohammad Rafique to Powar, no run, shout for lbw. Arm-ball that comes in from outside off, Powar pushes forward in defence and is struck on the pad but outside the off stump

94.3

Mohammad Rafique to Powar, OUT, Powar is cleaned up. Ran down the track, had a wild heave at a delivery on the off stump, made no contact but the ball did with the off stump. India slip to 381 for 6.

RR Powar b Mohammad Rafique 7 (16m 12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 58.33

94.4

Mohammad Rafique to Kumble, no run, full and on the off stump, Kumble pushes it back to the bowler

94.5

Mohammad Rafique to Kumble, no run, on the middle line, Kumble presses his left leg across before he takes it away and brings the bat around it to keep the ball out. There was a cry of anguish from the bowler who thought he had the man

94.6

Mohammad Rafique to Kumble, no run, slipping down leg side, Kumble tries to flick, doesn't connect properly

India 381/6   Mohammad Rafique 23-3-97-1

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

96.2

Mohammad Rafique to Kumble, no run, lands on the off stump, turns away and Kumble leans forward, nudges it to off side

96.3

Mohammad Rafique to Kumble, no run

96.4

Mohammad Rafique to Kumble, no run, short in length, just outside the off stump, dabbed to the off side

96.5

Mohammad Rafique to Kumble, 1 run, fuller, on the off stump line, driven to extra cover for a single

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   Mohammad Rafique 24-3-99-1
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Series Results
Bangladesh v India at Dhaka - May 25-27, 2007
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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