India tour of Bangladesh, 2007 / Commentary

India in Bangladesh Test Series - 2nd Test

Bangladesh v India

India won by an innings and 239 runs

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140.2

Mohammad Rafique to Dhoni, no run, Dhoni steps down with intent, checks his stroke and plays back to Rafique

140.3

Mohammad Rafique to Dhoni, no run, punched to cover, no run

140.4

Mohammad Rafique to Dhoni, no run, Dhoni gives the bowler some respect and defends back to the bowler

140.5

Mohammad Rafique to Dhoni, no run

140.6

Mohammad Rafique to Dhoni, no run, pushed to the off side, now Tendulkar will take strike

India 525/3   MS Dhoni 0* (5b)

141.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Dhoni, no run, defended on the front foot, playing it safe before tea? seems like it

141.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Dhoni, no run, defended on the front foot again, two more balls before tea

141.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Dhoni, 1 run

India 527/3   MS Dhoni 1* (8b)

142.2

Mohammad Rafique to Dhoni, 1 run, ball kept low that time, on middle stump and flat, Dhoni tries to rock back but is surprised by the lack of bounce, adjust in the last minute and squirts it to the leg side for a single

142.5

Mohammad Rafique to Dhoni, no run, flatter one outside off but left alone by Dhoni, good judgement

142.6

Mohammad Rafique to Dhoni, 1 run, cut away to the off side for a single

India 532/3   MS Dhoni 3* (11b)

143.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Dhoni, no run, outside leg stump and Dhoni tries to paddle sweep past the keeper, can't make contact and Saleh collects it well

143.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Dhoni, no run, similar line, some negativity there, Dhoni can't get the paddle sweep right again

143.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Dhoni, no run, pushed to midwicket but they decide against the single

143.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Dhoni, no run, another attempted paddle sweep, this time it's on leg stump but again can't get the ball where he wants, trickles to the leg side

143.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Dhoni, 1 run, driven to mid-on for a single

India 533/3   MS Dhoni 4* (16b)

144.1

Mohammad Rafique to Dhoni, no run, a little shimmy down the track but the ball is fast and flat, pushed to midwicket

144.2

Mohammad Rafique to Dhoni, no run, telegraphs his intentions to come down the track again and the ball is fired it, no chance to free his arms and straight to mid-off

144.3

Mohammad Rafique to Dhoni, 1 run, tucked away to midwicket for a single

144.5

Mohammad Rafique to Dhoni, 1 run, pushed off the back foot to short midwicket

India 540/3   MS Dhoni 6* (20b)

145.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Dhoni, no run, more negative outside leg stump line from Shakib, more attempts at sweeping from Dhoni, more deliveries where he can't make contact

145.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Dhoni, 1 run, slightly straighter, on leg stump, Dhoni gives himself room and pushes through extra cover for a single

India 541/3   MS Dhoni 7* (22b)

146.1

Mohammad Rafique to Dhoni, no run

146.2

Mohammad Rafique to Dhoni, no run, edged away to gully

146.3

Mohammad Rafique to Dhoni, SIX, down the track and clattered way over long-on for a big six, flighted that time and Dhoni gives it the punishment

146.4

Mohammad Rafique to Dhoni, SIX, Again, one-handed this time, down the track and cracked over long-on, his bottom hand comes off the handle but he goes ahead with the shot and clears the fence

146.5

Mohammad Rafique to Dhoni, no run, down the track, checks his shot and back to the bowler

146.6

Mohammad Rafique to Dhoni, SIX, cracked that with venom, twinkling feet from Dhoni that time, charges and crashes it over long-off for another six. Eighteen of the over, declaration appears imminent

India 566/3   MS Dhoni 25* (28b 3x6)

147.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dhoni, no run, short of a length, on and outside off, cracked with force but can't beat the cover fielder

147.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dhoni, 1 run, short ball, doesn't rise as much and Dhoni can't time the pull shot, thick edge produces a single to the leg side

147.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dhoni, 1 run, full ball on off, he tries to swat it straight in a baseball style but can't get the timing, bunts it back to the bowler

India 570/3   MS Dhoni 27* (31b 3x6)

148.1

Mohammad Sharif to Dhoni, 1 run, well done, full in the leg stump blockhole and Dhoni digs it out to mid-on for a scampered single

148.3

Mohammad Sharif to Dhoni, 2 byes, short outside off stump, Dhoni gets into position to pull but misses, and as the 'keeper muffs the take he scampers a pair of byes

148.4

Mohammad Sharif to Dhoni, no run, moving down leg, he makes room but misses out on the shot, ballooning it off the pads to the off side

148.5

Mohammad Sharif to Dhoni, 1 run, short of a length outside, he backs away and hammers it straight back past the stumps and long-off gets around to field it

India 575/3   MS Dhoni 29* (35b 3x6)

149.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dhoni, 1 run, full and wide, and Dhoni heaves it across the line out to mid-on, who's back a few yards this time

149.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dhoni, no run, now he fires in a bouncer, which Dhoni tries to pull but doesnt judge, so he has to awkwardly get out of at the last minute

149.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dhoni, 1 run, fractionally short outside off again, and now he pulls out to long-on

India 580/3   MS Dhoni 31* (38b 3x6)

150.1

Mohammad Sharif to Dhoni, no run

150.2

Mohammad Sharif to Dhoni, no run, ouch! Dhoni makes room and hammers a fullish delivery straight back down the track and its cops the umpire on the shin even as he hops up to evade it

150.3

Mohammad Sharif to Dhoni, FOUR, width offered and he creams one through cover and point

150.4

Mohammad Sharif to Dhoni, 1 run, width again but he drives this through extra cover for one

India 586/3   MS Dhoni 36* (42b 1x4 3x6)

151.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dhoni, FOUR, pulled away imposingly to square leg for a rasping four, one bounce for a crashing boundary there

151.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dhoni, no run, short of a length outside off, on the back foot and cut away to cover, bunted with force but can't get the timing

151.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dhoni, 1 run, full toss and Dhoni bunts it to extra cover for a single

151.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dhoni, no run, short of a length, tapped to the off side and they think of a single but don't take the risk

India 594/3   MS Dhoni 41* (46b 2x4 3x6)

152.3

Mohammad Sharif to Dhoni, FOUR, that's simply destructive, full ball on middle, backs away and blasts a ferocious slap past the bowler

152.4

Mohammad Sharif to Dhoni, no run, low full toss and Dhoni bunts it to midwicket for a brace

152.5

Mohammad Sharif to Dhoni, 1 wide, wide of the stumps and Dhoni can't reach it even if given two bats

152.5

Mohammad Sharif to Dhoni, no run, wide again, full and outside off but it's not called this time. Dhoni can't reach this time too

152.6

Mohammad Sharif to Dhoni, SIX, smashed over extra cover for a six, the fielder has a chance to catch but he's not able to latch on and pushes it over the ropes. Dhoni brings up his fifty in style

India 610/3   MS Dhoni 51* (50b 3x4 4x6)
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Series Results
Bangladesh v India at Dhaka - May 25-27, 2007
India won by an innings and 239 runs
Bangladesh v India at Chittagong - May 18-22, 2007
Match drawn
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May 27, 2007

The Indians gather in a huddle to celebrate their series-sealing win over Bangladesh in the second Test, Bangladesh v India, 2nd Test, 3rd day, Mirpur, May 27, 2007

The Indians gather in a huddle to celebrate their series-sealing win over Bangladesh in the second Test

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May 27, 2007

Zaheer Khan accepts the Man of the Match award after bowling India to victory in the second Test against Bangladesh, Bangladesh v India, 2nd Test, 3rd day, Mirpur, May 27, 2007

Zaheer Khan accepts the Man of the Match award after bowling India to victory in the second Test against Bangladesh

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