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   Shahadat Hossain 1-1-0-0

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   Shahadat Hossain 2-1-5-0

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   Shahadat Hossain 3-1-11-0

7.1

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

7.2

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.

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   Shahadat Hossain 4-1-16-0

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

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   Shahadat Hossain 5-1-21-0

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   Shahadat Hossain 6-1-24-0

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   Shahadat Hossain 7-1-29-0

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

33.2

Shahadat Hossain to Ganguly, 1 wide, Unsurprisingly, Ganguly receives a bouncer. But it is well down the leg side and Ganguly ducks.

33.2

Shahadat Hossain to Ganguly, no run, hits the deck short of length, just outside leg, it comes in a touch, Ganguly shuffles across, tries to glance and misses. It flies past the edge

33.3

Shahadat Hossain to Ganguly, no run, Another bouncer and over the middle stump line, Ganguly ducks under again.

33.4

Shahadat Hossain to Ganguly, 1 run, pushed across Ganguly, on a length, who leans forward, opens the bat-face, guides past point

33.5

Shahadat Hossain to Tendulkar, no run, Now Tendulkar gets a bouncer from Shahadat. It's Sachin's time to duck under.

33.6

Shahadat Hossain to Tendulkar, no run, Another short-pitched stuff, outside the off stump this time and Tendulkar drops his wrists, gets the bat down, away from the line and sways away

India 134/3   Shahadat Hossain 8-1-31-1

35.1

Shahadat Hossain to Tendulkar, no run, short of a length, this one pitches a bit outside the off stump and slants back in very sharply, Tendulkar drops his wrists and leaves the ball alone, the ball brushes the shirt on the way to the keeper and there's a bit of excitement as there is a shout for the catch behind

35.2

Shahadat Hossain to Tendulkar, no run, full and down the leg side, Tendulkar shapes to glance this one but can't quite get it away as he'd like and the ball trickles down to the keeper

35.3

Shahadat Hossain to Tendulkar, 1 run, short of a driving length and on the off stump, Tendulkar shuffles across his stumps and flicks the ball away towards midwicket

35.4

Shahadat Hossain to Ganguly, 1 leg bye, good length delivery on the pads, Gangauly stays back and tries to work it away on the leg side but fails to make contact, ball clips the pad and lobs up towards gully

35.5

Shahadat Hossain to Tendulkar, no run, another short ball, bit wide on this occasion and Tendulkar comfortably sways away from the line

35.6

Shahadat Hossain to Tendulkar, 1 run, short of a good length delivery, pitched wide outside the off stump and coming in with the angle. Tendulkar hops into postiion and turns it away well in front of square leg for an easy single.

India 143/3   Shahadat Hossain 9-1-33-1

79.1

Shahadat Hossain to Tendulkar, 1 run, lands back of length, outside the off stump, comes in a touch, Tendulkar works it to right of mid-off fielder for a single

79.2

Shahadat Hossain to Ganguly, no run, short of length, on the off stump line and it moves further away, Ganguly stands tall, opens the bat-face, guides it to point

79.3

Shahadat Hossain to Ganguly, no run, bangs it short, grunts at release, but the ball doesn't climb up in any hurry. It just sits up, around off stump and Ganguly steers it to point

79.4

Shahadat Hossain to Ganguly, no run, around the off stump, pushing across Ganguly who gets close to the line, opens the bat-face and pushes it out to cover region

79.5

Shahadat Hossain to Ganguly, FOUR, Pulled away. Banged in short and again on this dead track it sits up nicely, waist-high for Ganguly to do what he wishes with it. He chose to pull it through midwicket

79.6

Shahadat Hossain to Ganguly, no run, Shahadat doesn't give up. He opts for another shorter one but this one sails down the leg side, Ganguly lets it fly past him.

India 303/3   Shahadat Hossain 10-1-38-1

81.1

Shahadat Hossain to Tendulkar, no run, In the zone outside off stump, Tendulkar covers the off stump and shoulders arms. Two slips in place.

81.2

Shahadat Hossain to Tendulkar, no run, And again. Slightly fuller this time, trying to tempt Tendulkar into a loose drive but Sachin leans forward and withdraws his bat at the last minute.

81.3

Shahadat Hossain to Tendulkar, 1 run, bangs it short, again it doesn't bounce much, on the middle stump line, Tendulkar hops slightly, places it with soft hands to the on side and will get a single

81.4

Shahadat Hossain to Ganguly, 1 leg bye, at the ribs, Ganguly stands tall, works it behind square-leg for another single.

81.5

Shahadat Hossain to Tendulkar, no run, short of length, outside off stump, Tendulkar shapes to cut but the ball stops on him a touch and he gets a bottom edge to point

81.6

Shahadat Hossain to Tendulkar, no run, fuller, on the off stump line, short of driveable length and Tendulkar leans forward, pushes it towards mid-on, wants a run but Ganguly, wisely, denies it.

India 312/3   Shahadat Hossain 11-1-39-1

83.1

Shahadat Hossain to Ganguly, 2 runs, Moves within one run of the magic mark. Another short pitched stuff, another pull shot through midwicket.

83.2

Shahadat Hossain to Ganguly, no run, lands on the length, on the hips, nudged to the on side

83.3

Shahadat Hossain to Ganguly, no run, almost gets there. Pushed across Ganguly, who leans towards the line, opens the bat-face, guides to the backward point. Still on 99. One slip in place.

83.4

Shahadat Hossain to Ganguly, no run, Here comes another bouncer. Over the right shoulder, Ganguly ducks under.

83.5

Shahadat Hossain to Ganguly, no run, on the middle and leg, flicked to midwicket

83.6

Shahadat Hossain to Ganguly, 1 run, Gets to his ton. It was a bouncer, at the body, Ganguly was caught in a tangle, eyes off the ball and he fended it away with an ungainly looking pull shot but to his credit he took the bottom-hand off the handle and the ball went in the air but landed short of fine-leg. Ganguly reaches the other end, raises the arms aloft as he looks at the dressing room.

India 321/3   Shahadat Hossain 12-1-42-1

85.1

Shahadat Hossain to Tendulkar, 1 run, back-of-length delivery, around the off stump and Tendulkar places it to cover point, has a look at Dhoni who responds and they rush across

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   Shahadat Hossain 13-1-47-1

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

87.5

Shahadat Hossain to Tendulkar, 1 run, crisply tucked away from off stump to square leg for a quick single, full ball on off and he moves across to whip it away for an efficient 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   Shahadat Hossain 14-1-53-1

89.1

Shahadat Hossain to Tendulkar, 1 leg bye, drifting in on to the pads, Tendulkar tries to flick, misses and he runs a leg bye

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

89.5

Shahadat Hossain to Tendulkar, no run, fullish, outside the off stump, another Sharapova like grunt by Shahadat, Tendulkar leans forward, drives but straight to mid-off.

89.6

Shahadat Hossain to Tendulkar, 1 run, Full-pitched, on the middle line, Tendulkar gets behind the line, wrists it away to deep square-leg. On 99 now.

India 355/4   Shahadat Hossain 15-1-59-1

91.1

Shahadat Hossain to Tendulkar, 1 run, lands on a length, outside off stump, comes in towards off and middle, Tendulkar whips it past square-leg

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.

91.5

Shahadat Hossain to Tendulkar, OUT, Like Ganguly, like Karthik, Tendulkar falls pulling a slightly short delivery that was going outside the off stump. Shahadat strikes. It was short in length and outside the off stump and Tendulkar tried to fetch it from there and presents a dolly at extra cover.

SR Tendulkar c Mohammad Ashraful b Shahadat Hossain 101 (274m 169b 9x4 0x6) SR: 59.76

91.6

Shahadat Hossain to Dhoni, no run

India 366/5   Shahadat Hossain 16-1-67-2

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

93.3

Shahadat Hossain to Powar, no run, on the off stump line, Powar guides to point

93.4

Shahadat Hossain to Powar, 1 run, banged in short, at the ribs, Powar takes the bottom-hand off the handle, pulls it weakly towards square-leg

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   Shahadat Hossain 17-1-75-2

97.1

Shahadat Hossain to Khan, no run, loosener to start with, Zaheer defends with ease on the front foot

97.2

Shahadat Hossain to Khan, no run, fullish in length, Zaheer pushes it firmly off the front foot back to the bowler, Shahadat sees him a few inches outside his crease and hurls the ball at the stumps, takes the middle, but Zaheer was safely in

97.3

Shahadat Hossain to Khan, OUT, the faintest of edges... Shahadat holds the length back a little outside off, Zaheer is tempted to poke at it, catches the edge and an easy take for Mashud

Z Khan c †Khaled Mashud b Shahadat Hossain 0 (2m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

97.4

Shahadat Hossain to VRV Singh, 1 run, good length on off and middle, Singh pushes it deftly to the off side and takes off for a quick single

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   Shahadat Hossain 18-1-76-3
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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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