India tour of Bangladesh, 2007 / Commentary

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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

India 6/1   KD Karthik 4* (9b 1x4)   Mashrafe Mortaza 1.4-0-6-1

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

India 10/1   R Dravid 5* (8b 1x4)   Shahadat Hossain 1.1-1-4-0

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.

India 15/1   R Dravid 10* (14b 2x4)   Mashrafe Mortaza 2.1-0-10-1

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

India 21/1   R Dravid 15* (16b 3x4)   Mashrafe Mortaza 2.5-0-16-1

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)   Mashrafe Mortaza 3-0-20-1

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)   Shahadat Hossain 3-1-11-0

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.

India 35/1   R Dravid 23* (18b 5x4)   Mashrafe Mortaza 3.1-0-24-1

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.

India 48/1   KD Karthik 21* (27b 3x4)   Mashrafe Mortaza 4.1-0-31-1

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.

India 54/1   R Dravid 29* (23b 6x4)   Mashrafe Mortaza 4.2-0-37-1

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)   Shahadat Hossain 5-1-21-0

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.

India 66/1   KD Karthik 29* (36b 4x4)   Mohammad Rafique 0.4-0-6-0

12.5

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

India 74/1   R Dravid 37* (35b 8x4)   Mohammad Rafique 1.5-0-11-0

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.

India 79/1   KD Karthik 36* (48b 5x4)   Shahadat Hossain 6.2-1-29-0

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.

India 85/1   R Dravid 42* (40b 9x4)   Mohammad Rafique 2.5-0-17-0

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.

India 89/1   R Dravid 46* (42b 10x4)   Mohammad Rafique 3.1-0-21-0

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.

India 101/1   KD Karthik 44* (68b 6x4)   Enamul Haque jnr 1.2-0-9-0

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.

India 106/1   KD Karthik 48* (73b 7x4)   Mashrafe Mortaza 8.5-2-45-1

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

India 113/1   KD Karthik 54* (78b 8x4)   Enamul Haque jnr 3.1-0-15-0

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)   Enamul Haque jnr 5-0-23-0

32.6

Enamul Haque jnr to Tendulkar, FOUR, Crack. Short and outside off stump and Tendulkar latches on to the line and the length- cuts it away past point.

India 132/2   SR Tendulkar 5* (6b 1x4)   Enamul Haque jnr 8-0-31-0

34.1

Enamul Haque jnr to Ganguly, FOUR, slightly short, outside off and Ganguly went on the back foot, made room and cut crisply past point.

India 138/3   SC Ganguly 5* (4b 1x4)   Enamul Haque jnr 8.1-0-35-0

36.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Tendulkar, FOUR, slightly short and bit wide outside the off stump, drifting in with the arm. Tendulkar quickly goes back and drives it past the fielder at gully

India 147/3   SR Tendulkar 12* (18b 2x4)   Shakib Al Hasan 0.2-0-4-0

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

India 155/3   SC Ganguly 12* (12b 2x4)   Mohammad Rafique 5.4-0-28-0

43.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tendulkar, FOUR, short in length, outside off stump, Tendulkar went back and across and cut it past point. Got nicely on top of the bounce

India 170/3   SR Tendulkar 26* (45b 3x4)   Mashrafe Mortaza 15-5-55-2

44.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Tendulkar, FOUR, full in length, on the off stump line, turns away slightly and Tendulkar backs away to force it through extra cover

India 175/3   SR Tendulkar 30* (46b 4x4)   Shakib Al Hasan 4.3-0-16-0

48.5

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

India 197/3   SR Tendulkar 42* (59b 5x4)   Mohammad Rafique 8.5-0-44-0

49.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ganguly, FOUR, another boundary gift-wrapped. Full and on the legs, Ganguly glances it fine

India 201/3   SC Ganguly 29* (44b 3x4 1x6)   Mashrafe Mortaza 16.3-5-62-2

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

India 206/3   SC Ganguly 34* (49b 4x4 1x6)   Mohammad Rafique 9.2-0-48-0

55.5

Enamul Haque jnr to Tendulkar, FOUR, on the off stump line, drifting in, slightly short in length and Tendulkar plays a paddle-sweep. Fifty up for SRT. 44 Test fifty.

India 218/3   SR Tendulkar 50* (75b 6x4)   Enamul Haque jnr 10.5-0-45-0

55.6

Enamul Haque jnr to Tendulkar, FOUR, Full-toss and Tendulkar skips down the track and drives past mid-on. Another four. Partnership is now 90

India 222/3   SR Tendulkar 54* (76b 7x4)   Enamul Haque jnr 11-0-49-0

56.1

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

India 226/3   SC Ganguly 41* (68b 5x4 1x6)   Mohammad Rafique 12.1-2-54-0

59.6

Enamul Haque jnr to Ganguly, FOUR, Ganguly jumps down the track, backs away to the leg side, and drives inside-out, between the bowler and mid-off

India 237/3   SC Ganguly 46* (80b 6x4 1x6)   Enamul Haque jnr 13-0-57-0

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   SC Ganguly 60* (91b 7x4 2x6)   Mohammad Rafique 16-2-72-0

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   SC Ganguly 66* (101b 8x4 2x6)   Mohammad Rafique 18-2-82-0

69.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Ganguly, FOUR, shot. Slightly short in length, turns in from outside off, Ganguly went back after initially looking to get forward, gave himself some room and punched it through cover region. Very nicely played.

India 275/3   SC Ganguly 71* (109b 9x4 2x6)   Shakib Al Hasan 9.5-1-25-0

76.3

Rajin Saleh to Ganguly, FOUR, Slightly short, not by too much, on the off stump but that was enough for Ganguly to rock back and cut imperiously to deep point. Ashraful dives near the ropes but is unable to make the stop

India 292/3   SC Ganguly 80* (130b 10x4 2x6)   Rajin Saleh 2.3-1-9-0

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

India 303/3   SC Ganguly 87* (146b 11x4 2x6)   Shahadat Hossain 9.5-1-38-1

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   SC Ganguly 92* (151b 12x4 2x6)   Mohammad Rafique 22-2-97-0

82.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ganguly, FOUR, Ganguly moves to 96, four short of a ton, with another pull shot. Banged in short and Ganguly swivelled off the front foot and pulled it behind square-leg

India 316/3   SC Ganguly 96* (156b 13x4 2x6)   Mashrafe Mortaza 18.4-5-68-2

84.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tendulkar, FOUR, Short and well outside off stump, width on offer and Tendulkar crashes it through point. Moves to 89.

India 325/4   SR Tendulkar 89* (149b 8x4)   Mashrafe Mortaza 19.3-5-74-3

84.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tendulkar, FOUR, slightly short on length, on the off and middle and Tendulkar produces a beauty. Stands tall and punches it on the up, through the line and it races past the bowler. Rafique is after it, tries a sliding stop but is unable to push it back in time. It was refered upstairs and boundary is given. Tendulkar is into his 90's.

India 329/4   SR Tendulkar 93* (150b 9x4)   Mashrafe Mortaza 19.4-5-78-3

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)   Mashrafe Mortaza 20-5-83-3

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)   Shahadat Hossain 13-1-47-1

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)   Shahadat Hossain 14-1-53-1

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.

India 353/4   MS Dhoni 17* (18b 4x4)   Shahadat Hossain 14.2-1-57-1

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.

India 363/4   MS Dhoni 24* (22b 5x4)   Shahadat Hossain 15.2-1-64-1

92.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Powar, FOUR, edged between first and second slip. Fullish, outside off and Powar went for a drive, bat away from the body, feet glued to the crease but it fell short of the slips and went through the gap.

India 370/5   RR Powar 4* (2b 1x4)   Mashrafe Mortaza 23.2-5-92-3

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

India 379/5   MS Dhoni 32* (28b 6x4)   Shahadat Hossain 16.5-1-73-2
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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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