India tour of Bangladesh, 2007 / Commentary

India in Bangladesh Test Series - 2nd Test

Bangladesh v India

India won by an innings and 239 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150  | Overs 151-200

18.1

Mohammad Rafique to Jaffer, no run, floated through the air outside off stump, Jaffer lets it go perhaps thinking it will turn away from him , it doesn't and was rather close to off stump

18.2

Mohammad Rafique to Jaffer, no run, defended to cover on the back foot

18.3

Mohammad Rafique to Jaffer, no run, driven on the front foot to mid off

18.4

Mohammad Rafique to Jaffer, no run, flatter through the air and Jaffer pushes it towards mid off

18.5

Mohammad Rafique to Jaffer, no run, fuller ball on leg stump, Jaffer tries to go back and flick but misses and the ball hits the pad and goes towards point

18.6

Mohammad Rafique to Jaffer, no run, tossed up on off and middle stump, Jaffer puts his front foot forward and blocks, he has to be very careful that he plays down the right line or else he's an lbw candidate

India 50/0   Mohammad Rafique 1-1-0-0

20.1

Mohammad Rafique to Jaffer, FOUR, Rafique bowls it too short and on leg side, Jaffer moves back and flicks neatly off his pads to the square leg fence

20.2

Mohammad Rafique to Jaffer, no run, defended to mid off on the back foot

20.3

Mohammad Rafique to Jaffer, no run, fuller ball on off stump, Jaffer moves forward and defends to silly point

20.4

Mohammad Rafique to Jaffer, no run, faster through the air on off and middle stump, the angle is coming in with the arm to Jaffer who defends with bat and pad close together

20.5

Mohammad Rafique to Jaffer, no run, shorter outside the off stump, Jaffer moves back and drives to cover

20.6

Mohammad Rafique to Jaffer, 1 run, Rafique drifts on to the pads and Jaffer clips it off the back foot through square leg

India 56/0   Mohammad Rafique 2-1-5-0

22.1

Mohammad Rafique to Karthik, no run, bowled flat and fast on leg stump, Karthik tries to turn it through square leg but gets hit on the pad

22.2

Mohammad Rafique to Karthik, no run, defended on the front foot towards the leg side

22.3

Mohammad Rafique to Karthik, 1 run, flicked off the pads through midwicket for one

22.4

Mohammad Rafique to Jaffer, no run, Rafique bowls the arm ball on middle and off stump, Jaffer plays back and defends

22.5

Mohammad Rafique to Jaffer, no run, defended on the front foot back to Rafique

22.6

Mohammad Rafique to Jaffer, no run, Rafique really zipped through that over, the last ball was defended back to him again

India 61/0   Mohammad Rafique 3-1-6-0

24.1

Mohammad Rafique to Karthik, 1 run, tossed up on leg and mddle stump, Karthik leans forward and turns it behind square for one

24.2

Mohammad Rafique to Jaffer, no run, defended back to the bowler on the front foot

24.3

Mohammad Rafique to Jaffer, no run, full ball on off and middle, played back to Rafique witha straight bat

24.4

Mohammad Rafique to Jaffer, no run, driven to mid on off the front foot

24.5

Mohammad Rafique to Jaffer, no run, that one kicked off the surface after pitching on middle stump, Jaffer went back and flicked it to midwicket

24.6

Mohammad Rafique to Jaffer, 2 runs, flat and fast on leg stump, Jaffer gos on to the back foot and flicks through midwicket, Ashraful chases and pulls it in just inside the ropes

India 65/0   Mohammad Rafique 4-1-9-0

26.1

Mohammad Rafique to Jaffer, 2 runs, Rafique drops a fraction short on middle and leg stump, whipped off the pads through midwicket

26.2

Mohammad Rafique to Jaffer, no run, Rafique's dropped a sitter! Jaffer got on the back foot and drove one straight back at Rafique, it was hit gently at thigh height and Rafique got both hands to it but couldn't hold on

26.3

Mohammad Rafique to Jaffer, no run

26.4

Mohammad Rafique to Jaffer, no run, defended back to the bowler on the front foot

26.5

Mohammad Rafique to Jaffer, no run, pushed to the leg side on the back foot

26.6

Mohammad Rafique to Jaffer, no run, left alone outside the off stump, Jaffer's lucky to survive this over

India 69/0   Mohammad Rafique 5-1-11-0

28.1

Mohammad Rafique to Jaffer, no run, defended on the back foot to Rafique

28.2

Mohammad Rafique to Jaffer, no run, Jaffer leans forward and defends one to silly point

28.3

Mohammad Rafique to Jaffer, no run, a touch too short on off stump from Rafique, Jaffer waits on the back foot and drives to mid off

28.4

Mohammad Rafique to Jaffer, no run, defended on the back foot towards the leg side

28.5

Mohammad Rafique to Jaffer, no run, flat and straight on middle stump, Jaffer moves back and defends to the bowler

28.6

Mohammad Rafique to Jaffer, no run, blocked on the front foot on the off side

India 83/0   Mohammad Rafique 6-2-11-0

30.1

Mohammad Rafique to Jaffer, no run, Rafique strays on to middle and leg and Jaffer goes back to flick to midwicket

30.2

Mohammad Rafique to Jaffer, 1 run, turned off the pads through square leg for one

30.3

Mohammad Rafique to Karthik, no run, tossed up on off and middle, Karthik comes forward and drives inside out to cover

30.4

Mohammad Rafique to Karthik, 2 runs, bowled flat on leg side, Karthik goes down on one knee and sweeps to fine leg

30.5

Mohammad Rafique to Karthik, no run, flat ball on a good length around off and middle stump, Karthik defends to mid on

30.6

Mohammad Rafique to Karthik, no run, defended on the front foot to silly point

India 94/0   Mohammad Rafique 7-2-14-0

32.1

Mohammad Rafique to Jaffer, no run, full ball on middle and leg stump, driven to mid on

32.2

Mohammad Rafique to Jaffer, no run, full on leg once again, Jaffer pushes it to mid on on the front foot

32.3

Mohammad Rafique to Jaffer, no run, defended to silly point

32.4

Mohammad Rafique to Jaffer, 1 run, Jaffer drives to mid off and sets off for a quick single

32.5

Mohammad Rafique to Karthik, no run, defended on the front foot towards cover

32.6

Mohammad Rafique to Karthik, no run, full ball and Karthik should have played forward to that, instead he went back and defended it to cover

India 98/0   Mohammad Rafique 8-2-15-0

34.1

Mohammad Rafique to Karthik, no run, and how close is that? Rafique tosses it full on leg stump, Karthik gets down to sweep, misses, and they all go up in appeal...the ball was going down leg stump and he was pretty forward, but thats a very hard call

34.2

Mohammad Rafique to Karthik, FOUR, tossed up, he comes out and drives well through the covers

34.3

Mohammad Rafique to Karthik, FOUR, and again, he uses the feet well and times this one superbly past mid-off for another four

34.4

Mohammad Rafique to Karthik, no run, tossed up again, he drives to the off side

34.5

Mohammad Rafique to Karthik, 1 run, holds it back a fraction, he comes forward and drives to mid-off

34.6

Mohammad Rafique to Jaffer, no run, tossed up, comes forward and defends it

India 113/0   Mohammad Rafique 9-2-24-0

36.1

Mohammad Rafique to Karthik, no run, full ball angled into the pads, Karthik flicks on the front foot to midwicket

36.2

Mohammad Rafique to Karthik, 1 run, turned off the pads through square leg for one

36.3

Mohammad Rafique to Jaffer, 1 run, driven on the front foot to wide mid off

36.4

Mohammad Rafique to Karthik, no run, Rafique bowls it flat and fast down leg side, Karthik tries to flick but doesn't make any contact

36.5

Mohammad Rafique to Karthik, no run, driven elegantly to cover on the front foot

36.6

Mohammad Rafique to Karthik, no run, defended to midwicket on the back foot this time

India 126/0   Mohammad Rafique 10-2-26-0

38.1

Mohammad Rafique to Jaffer, FOUR, a freebie from Rafique and Jaffer helps himself, that was short and wide outside the off stump, Jaffer moves back and drives through the covers for four

38.2

Mohammad Rafique to Jaffer, no run

38.3

Mohammad Rafique to Jaffer, no run, defended on the leg side

38.4

Mohammad Rafique to Jaffer, 1 run, full ball on off stump, Jaffer leans forward and drives to long off

38.5

Mohammad Rafique to Karthik, no run, tossed up on middle and off stump, Karthik covers the line and blocks on the front foot

38.6

Mohammad Rafique to Karthik, no run, Rafique pushes it quickly through the air and Karthik gets on to the front foot and defends

India 134/0   Mohammad Rafique 11-2-31-0

40.1

Mohammad Rafique to Jaffer, no run, Rafique drops short on middle stump, flicked off the back foot to square leg

40.2

Mohammad Rafique to Jaffer, no run, tossed up on off and middle, Jaffer leans forward and turns it to midwicket

40.3

Mohammad Rafique to Jaffer, no run, defended back to the bowler

40.4

Mohammad Rafique to Jaffer, no run, driven on the up to Ashraful at cover

40.5

Mohammad Rafique to Jaffer, 1 run, driven down to long off for one

40.6

Mohammad Rafique to Karthik, FOUR, Karthik steps down the track to Rafique and lofts a full toss effortlessly down to wide long on, that's four and drinks

India 140/0   Mohammad Rafique 12-2-36-0

42.1

Mohammad Rafique to Jaffer, no run, this one kept very low and Jaffer played it off the back foot in front of middle stump

42.2

Mohammad Rafique to Jaffer, no run, defended back to the bowler on the back foot

42.3

Mohammad Rafique to Jaffer, no run, driven to covers on the front foot

42.4

Mohammad Rafique to Jaffer, FOUR, Rafique drifts on to leg and Jaffer nonchalantly flicks off his pads through midwicket for four

42.5

Mohammad Rafique to Jaffer, 1 run

42.6

Mohammad Rafique to Karthik, 1 run, driven down to long off for a single

India 147/0   Mohammad Rafique 13-2-42-0

44.1

Mohammad Rafique to Karthik, no run, fired in on off stump, Karthik cuts it to point

44.2

Mohammad Rafique to Karthik, 1 run, Rafique bowls it a fraction too straight and Karthik works it off his pads to midwicket

44.3

Mohammad Rafique to Jaffer, 1 run, tucked off the pads once again, this time by Jaffer, for a single through square leg

44.4

Mohammad Rafique to Karthik, no run, too short outside the off stump, Karthik plays the cut but straight to the fielder at point

44.5

Mohammad Rafique to Karthik, no run, Karthik steps down the track and pushes it to midwicket

44.6

Mohammad Rafique to Karthik, no run, defended on the front foot towards the off side

India 150/0   Mohammad Rafique 14-2-44-0

46.1

Mohammad Rafique to Jaffer, no run, defended on the front foot on the off side

46.2

Mohammad Rafique to Jaffer, no run, Rafique tosses it up on middle and leg, Jaffer plays forward and gets hit on the pad

46.3

Mohammad Rafique to Jaffer, FOUR, tossed up on middle and leg once more, Jaffer drives hard, beats the diving attempt from the man at mid on and gets four

46.4

Mohammad Rafique to Jaffer, no run

46.5

Mohammad Rafique to Jaffer, no run, defended on the front foot to silly point

46.6

Mohammad Rafique to Jaffer, 1 no ball, Rafique oversteps this time, marginal call, he'll have to re-bowl that one

46.6

Mohammad Rafique to Jaffer, no run, defended on the front foot

India 160/0   Mohammad Rafique 15-2-49-0

48.1

Mohammad Rafique to Karthik, 1 run, worked off the pads through midwicket for a single

48.2

Mohammad Rafique to Jaffer, 1 run, bowled flat and fast on middle and off stump, Jaffer defends on the front foot and sets off for the single once he sees Karthik racing down the pitch, excellent call

48.3

Mohammad Rafique to Karthik, 1 run, driven down to long off for one more

48.4

Mohammad Rafique to Jaffer, no run, defended on the front foot towards cover

48.5

Mohammad Rafique to Jaffer, no run, Jaffer tries to drive through cover but doesn't get to the pitch of the ball, he ends up mis-timing it to point

48.6

Mohammad Rafique to Jaffer, no run, played behind square on the leg side

India 166/0   Mohammad Rafique 16-2-52-0

53.1

Mohammad Rafique to Dravid, no run, pitches outside leg stump and drifts down further, Mashud collects

53.2

Mohammad Rafique to Dravid, no run, tossed up on middle and leg, slower through the air, then it dips and Dravid dead bats it

53.3

Mohammad Rafique to Dravid, no run, quicker and flatter outside off stump, he gets forward and drives to mid-off

53.4

Mohammad Rafique to Dravid, no run, even quicker, but some width and he quickly cuts to short third man

53.5

Mohammad Rafique to Dravid, no run, tossed up on a length, he gets back and looks to on-drive but mistimes the shot

53.6

Mohammad Rafique to Dravid, FOUR, but thats not mistimed at all, as Dravid gets over a half-volley on leg stump and flicks nicely to deep midwicket

India 180/0   Mohammad Rafique 17-2-56-0

60.1

Mohammad Rafique to Jaffer, no run, worked off the pads to midwicket on the front foot

60.2

Mohammad Rafique to Jaffer, FOUR, that's Jaffer's hundred, he gets there with a flick off the pads that beats midwicket and races to the fence, an excellent comeback after bagging a pair at Chittagong, that's his fourth Test century, well played!

60.3

Mohammad Rafique to Jaffer, 1 run, driven to long off for one

60.4

Mohammad Rafique to Dravid, no run, defended on the front foot to the off side

60.5

Mohammad Rafique to Dravid, no run, defended towards square leg on the front foot

60.6

Mohammad Rafique to Dravid, 1 run, Rafique drifts on to leg and Dravid works him behind square for one

India 212/0   Mohammad Rafique 18-2-62-0

62.1

Mohammad Rafique to Jaffer, no run, tossed up on off stump but there's no turn whatsoever for Rafique, Jaffer confidently moves forward and defends

62.2

Mohammad Rafique to Jaffer, FOUR, too full from Rafique and Jaffer comes forward and plays the on-drive to perfection

62.3

Mohammad Rafique to Jaffer, no run, left alone outside the off stump

62.4

Mohammad Rafique to Jaffer, FOUR, too full again, this time outside off and Jaffer laces it through the off side with a superb cover drive

62.5

Mohammad Rafique to Jaffer, 1 run, wide outside off again and Jaffer cuts it down to third man for a single

62.6

Mohammad Rafique to Dravid, no run, defended back to the bowler on the front foot

India 223/0   Mohammad Rafique 19-2-71-0

64.1

Mohammad Rafique to Dravid, FOUR, Rafique tosses up a half-volley on leg stump, Dravid flicks it through midwicket for another boundary, this is almost effortless, dispatching such innocuous bowling

64.2

Mohammad Rafique to Dravid, no run, defended on the front foot on the off side

64.3

Mohammad Rafique to Dravid, no run, tossed up on middle and off stump, defended on the front foot

64.4

Mohammad Rafique to Dravid, FOUR, short and wide outside the off stump, Dravid goes back and cuts to the point fence, he can hit these balls in his sleep

64.5

Mohammad Rafique to Dravid, no run, defended on the front foot on the off side

64.6

Mohammad Rafique to Dravid, FOUR, lovely shot, the third boundary of the over and the best of them, Dravid moves forward to a full delivery on off stump and gracefully drives through extra cover for four more

India 241/0   Mohammad Rafique 20-2-83-0

86.1

Mohammad Rafique to Dravid, no run, short ball outside the off stump, Dravid moves back in his crease and makes room to punch it off the back foot, he doesn't beat the infield

86.2

Mohammad Rafique to Dravid, no run, defended to silly point on the front foot

86.3

Mohammad Rafique to Dravid, no run, defended back to the bowler

86.4

Mohammad Rafique to Dravid, no run, Rafique drifts down leg side, Dravid misses the leg glance and Mashud collects it

86.5

Mohammad Rafique to Dravid, no run, driven towards cover on the front foot

86.6

Mohammad Rafique to Dravid, 1 run, turned off the pads behind square on the leg side

India 320/0   Mohammad Rafique 21-2-84-0

88.1

Mohammad Rafique to Dravid, no run, middle and off stump line, Dravid gets on to the front foot and defends

88.2

Mohammad Rafique to Dravid, no run, defended towards point on the front foot

88.3

Mohammad Rafique to Dravid, no run, tossed up on off stump, Dravid moves forward and drives to cover

88.4

Mohammad Rafique to Dravid, 1 run, played off the pads through square leg for a single

88.5

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, no run, defended on the front foot to cover

88.6

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, no run, flat ball on middle stump, Tendulkar moves back in his crease and defends on the leg side

India 322/0   Mohammad Rafique 22-2-85-0

102.1

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, no run, flat delivery on off stump, pushed to the off side

102.2

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, no run

102.3

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, no run

102.4

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, no run, pushed to th off side on the front foot

102.5

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, 1 run, drifting on the legs, turned off the wrists to the on side

102.6

Mohammad Rafique to Dravid, FOUR, classic shot! tossed up on middle and leg, steps down a couple of paces and blasts it past extra cover

India 380/0   Mohammad Rafique 23-2-90-0

104.1

Mohammad Rafique to Dravid, 1 run, slightly wide outside off, Dravid cuts but point picks it up

104.2

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, no run, steps down a pace, pushes it to the off side, sets off but Dravid sends him back

104.3

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, no run, bit of turn after pitching, Tendulkar tries to work it on the on side but checks his stroke

104.4

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, 1 run

104.5

Mohammad Rafique to Dravid, 1 run, tossed up outside off stump, driven to the region of sweeper cover

104.6

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, 1 run, flatter on leg stump, worked off the pads to fine leg

India 390/0   Mohammad Rafique 24-2-94-0

106.1

Mohammad Rafique to Dravid, 1 run, tossed up outside off, Dravid rocks on the backfoot and cuts to deep point

106.2

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, no run, Appeal: pitched outside off, Tendulkar sweeps but the ball was missing off

106.3

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, SIX, flighted, steps down and lofts handsomely over long-off

106.4

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, no run

106.5

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, 3 runs, short, on middle and leg, pulled away to deep square leg

106.6

Mohammad Rafique to Dravid, no run

India 408/0   Mohammad Rafique 25-2-104-0

108.1

Mohammad Rafique to Dravid, no run

108.2

Mohammad Rafique to Dravid, OUT, finally a wicket for Bangladesh! tossed up on off stump, Dravid tried to loft that over the off side ended up getting a leading edge and spooning it to Ashraful at point

R Dravid c Javed Omar b Mohammad Rafique 129 (215m 176b 15x4 1x6) SR: 73.29

108.3

Mohammad Rafique to Karthik, no run

108.4

Mohammad Rafique to Karthik, no run

108.5

Mohammad Rafique to Karthik, no run

108.6

Mohammad Rafique to Karthik, no run

India 408/1   Mohammad Rafique 26-3-104-1

110.1

Mohammad Rafique to Karthik, 1 run, defended to the bowler

110.2

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, 1 run, pushed off the front foot to long-off

110.3

Mohammad Rafique to Karthik, no run

110.4

Mohammad Rafique to Karthik, no run

110.5

Mohammad Rafique to Karthik, no run, tossed up on off stump, inside edge on to the pads

110.6

Mohammad Rafique to Karthik, 1 run, steps down the track, plays it along the ground to long-on

India 413/1   Mohammad Rafique 27-3-107-1

112.1

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, no run, pushed flatter on off stump, Tendulkar drives back to the bowler

112.2

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, no run, defended on the front foot

112.3

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, no run, short of a length outside off, cut away to point

112.4

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, no run, good length on off stump, defended on the off side

112.5

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, 1 no ball, oversteps, defended to the off side

112.5

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, FOUR, close! outside edge beats the keeper and strangely, no slips in place as the ball races away to the third man fence

112.6

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, 2 runs, pushed to the on side

India 424/1   Mohammad Rafique 28-3-114-1

114.1

Mohammad Rafique to Karthik, 1 run, turned off the pads to the on side

114.2

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, no run, close! tried to cut, nearly got the outside edge to Mashud

114.3

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, no run

114.4

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, no run, flatter outside off, driven to long-off

114.5

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, no run, room to cut on the off side and Tendulkar misses it again

114.6

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, no run, steered towards point

India 428/1   Mohammad Rafique 29-3-115-1

116.1

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, 1 run, fired in on off stump, driven against the turn to the on-side

116.2

Mohammad Rafique to Karthik, 1 run, pitched on middle, turned off the wrists to the on-side

116.3

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, 1 run, tossed up on middle, worked away to midwicket

116.4

Mohammad Rafique to Karthik, 1 run, drifting on the pads, turned to fine leg

116.5

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, 1 run, bit of width outside off, cut away, plenty of gaps in the field

116.6

Mohammad Rafique to Karthik, 1 run, that's the ton! width outside off stump, Karthik shapes to cut, which he does perfectly and the ball beats point. After four half centuries, including a 93 against Pakistan at Eden Gardens, Karthik finally registers his maiden ton. He really is a find for India, that too as an opener. Well done!

India 442/1   Mohammad Rafique 30-3-121-1

118.1

Mohammad Rafique to Karthik, 1 run, floated on the off and middle, swept to long leg

118.2

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, no run, floated outside off, Tendulkar leans to drive towards cover

118.3

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, 1 run, takes the Karthik route this time and sweeps for a single

118.4

Mohammad Rafique to Karthik, no run, comes down the track, Rafique drags back the length and Karthik has to be contend pushing it to the on side

118.5

Mohammad Rafique to Karthik, 1 run, shout for lbw but it burshed the gloves enroute to the pad. It was floated just outside off and he wanted to paddle it away

118.6

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, no run

India 446/1   Mohammad Rafique 31-3-124-1

120.1

Mohammad Rafique to Karthik, 1 run, steps down track, pushed to long-off

120.2

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, no run

120.3

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, 1 run, glanced down to fine-leg

120.4

Mohammad Rafique to Karthik, no run, Appeal: tries to sweep, batsman was well forward

120.5

Mohammad Rafique to Karthik, no run, another appeal, Karthik steps forward a few paces, that was missing everyhting

120.6

Mohammad Rafique to Karthik, FOUR, width outside off stump and slashed past point, a more assured stroke from Karthik

India 455/1   Mohammad Rafique 32-3-130-1

122.1

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, no run, defended to the off side

122.2

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, 3 runs, streaky, the ball turned square off middle stump, Tendulkar was caught off guard, the ball took the outside edge, past the wicketkeeper, again, no slips

122.3

Mohammad Rafique to Karthik, 1 run, Karthik steps down, lofts and the ball falls short of long-off

122.4

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, no run, pushed back to the bowler

122.5

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, no run, defended on the front foot back to the bowler

122.6

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, no run, defended on the front foot back to the bowler

India 466/1   Mohammad Rafique 33-3-134-1

124.1

Mohammad Rafique to Karthik, no run, short and wide, cut hard but straight to point

124.2

Mohammad Rafique to Karthik, no run, speared down leg stump, he sweeps but misses out

124.3

Mohammad Rafique to Karthik, no run, down leg again, worked to the onside

124.4

Mohammad Rafique to Karthik, 1 run, tossed up on a length outside off, uses his feet and drives to mid-off

124.5

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, no run, tossed up, he gets forward and defends

124.6

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, 1 run, spins away outside the rough, he gets back and cuts firmly out to the deep cover sweeper

India 477/1   Mohammad Rafique 34-3-136-1

126.1

Mohammad Rafique to Karthik, 1 run, fastish one on off, driven confidently to mid-off for a single

126.2

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, no run, drifting on the pads, slightly slower this time, turned away to the leg side

126.3

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, no run, patted away calmly to the off side, on the front foot and pushing from the middle of the bat

126.4

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, no run, full ball outside leg stump, Tandulkar lines up to sweep but can't make contact, ball deflects off the wicketkeeper to the leg side

126.5

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, no run, pushed to cover, confidently done but can't beat the gap

126.6

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, no run, faster ball on middle, Tendulkar leans forward and executes a text-book forward defensive

India 484/1   Mohammad Rafique 35-3-137-1

128.1

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, no run, glided to fine leg for an easy single

128.2

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, no run, patted away cautiously

128.3

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, no run, back cut to short third man

128.4

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, no run, tossed up outside off, defended off the front foot to the off side

128.5

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, no run, similar ball, similar caution, similar front foot, similar defense

128.6

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, 2 runs, on middle stump and Tendulkar shuffles slightly and turns it to square leg, some lethargic fielding and they scamper two

India 491/1   Mohammad Rafique 36-3-139-1

130.1

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run, flighted on off and defended close to his bat

130.2

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run, on the front foot this time and defending it confidently

130.3

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, 1 run, flighted ball on middle and Ganguly drives it crisply past the bowler, through mid-on for a single

130.4

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, no run, short of a length and outside the off, Tendulkar rocks back and cuts but can't beat the fielder in the circle

130.5

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, no run, played away to the on side, again no chance of a run

130.6

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, no run, fuller, flighted a bit and on the stumps, Tendulkar comes forward in defence but only manages an inside edge to the leg side

India 495/2   Mohammad Rafique 37-3-140-1

132.1

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run, tossed up, slow, on the off, Ganguly leans well forward and defends with bat close to pad

132.2

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, 1 run, flat and on the stumps, paddled down to fine-leg

132.3

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, no run

132.4

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, FOUR, down the pitch, aggressive intent finally, Tendulkar lofts this one back over the bowler's head ... a couple of bounces and over the ropes

132.5

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, no run, full and on the stumps, defended to the on side

132.6

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, no run, flatter and quicker, Tendulkar defends this one carefully, it's the end of the over and drinks are on the field

India 501/2   Mohammad Rafique 38-3-145-1

134.1

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, 1 run, slightly short and outside off, cut away fiercely for a single, easily done

134.2

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run, watchfully defended to the on side, not much flight that time

134.3

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run, flighted ball outside off, Ganguly tries to cutely spoon it to the on side but is beaten, doesn't look like an edge there but wicketkeeper can't latch on anyway. Strange, quite reckless, shot

134.4

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, 1 run, turned away to the on side for a single

134.5

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, no run, pitched on a length, driven to the off side

134.6

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, 1 run, down the ground to long-off for a single. Just 26 have come in the last 10 overs. Can someone show some intent please?

India 504/2   Mohammad Rafique 39-3-148-1

136.1

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, 1 run, tossed up on off stump, Ganguly sweeps

136.2

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, 2 runs, Tendulkar gets down on this knees and plays the paddle sweep

136.3

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, no run, short and a little wide, punched off the backfoot but cant find the gap past cover

136.4

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, no run

136.5

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, no run, defended on the front foot, again no sign or urgency

136.6

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, no run, defended on the back foot

India 511/2   Mohammad Rafique 40-3-151-1

138.1

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, no run, tossed up on off stump, defended to the off side

138.2

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, no run, tossed up outside off, left aone

138.3

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, FOUR, at last a boundary! tossed up in the slot on the pads, Tendulkar gets his timing spot on and places it wide of mid-on

138.4

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, no run

138.5

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, no run, pushed off the front foot to the packed off side field

138.6

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, 1 no ball, oversteps, pushed to the on side, couldn't capitalis on that one

138.6

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, no run, pushed back to the bowler

India 518/2   Mohammad Rafique 41-3-156-1

140.1

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, OUT, thin edge and Saleh snaps it up, tossed up on off stump, Ganguly attempts an upper cut down to third man but he ends up giving a straightforward catch to the wicketkeeper who appeals confidently

SC Ganguly c †Rajin Saleh b Mohammad Rafique 15 (50m 32b 1x4 0x6) SR: 46.87

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   Mohammad Rafique 42-4-156-2

142.1

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, 1 run, Down the track straight away but can't get the timing, ball takes a thick inside edge and they manage a single to square leg

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

142.3

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, no run, taps to the legside and thinks of a single but is sent back, makes it back in time to beat the accurate throw over the bails

142.4

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, 1 run, slightly short, Tendulkar backs away and latches on to the cut, sweeper on the square fence keeps it down to 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   Mohammad Rafique 43-4-160-2

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

144.4

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, 1 run, short and wide outside off, Tendulkar slashes hard but there's a fielder stationed on the fence square on the off side

144.5

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

144.6

Mohammad Rafique to Tendulkar, no run, tries to turn it on the leg side but gets a leading edge that drops to the off

India 540/3   Mohammad Rafique 44-4-163-2

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   Mohammad Rafique 45-4-181-2
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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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