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

10.1

Mohammad Sharif to Karthik, no run, good length ball outside the off stump, the seam was nice and upright for that ball, Karthik lets it go

10.2

Mohammad Sharif to Karthik, no run, wide outside the off stump this time, Karthik leaves it once again and that ball really died on its way through to Mashud behind the stumps

10.3

Mohammad Sharif to Karthik, 1 no ball, fuller ball on off stump, a no ball, Karthik tries to drive hard through the off side and gets an inside edge towards leg

10.3

Mohammad Sharif to Karthik, no run, 125 kmh from Sharif, that ball pitched wide outside the off stump and though it cut in towards the batsman it was wide enough for Karthik to let it go

10.4

Mohammad Sharif to Karthik, no run, Karthik leans forward to drive on the front foot but mis-times it towards cover

10.5

Mohammad Sharif to Karthik, no run, full ball slipping down leg side, Karthik moves across and tries to flick but misses it, Mashud moves quickly to his left and makes a tumbling save

10.6

Mohammad Sharif to Karthik, no run, full and wide outside the off stump, Karthik moves forward and drives hard and away from his body, the ball keeps low once again and Mashud takes it on the second bounce

India 29/0   Mohammad Sharif 1-0-1-0

12.1

Mohammad Sharif to Jaffer, no run, short and wide outside the off stump, Jaffer moves back and across and plays his first cut short of the morning, he's hit that really well but placed it straight to the man at point

12.2

Mohammad Sharif to Jaffer, no run, another ball bounces a second time before reaching Mashud after Jaffer lets it go

12.3

Mohammad Sharif to Jaffer, FOUR, Jaffer gets into the act, Sharif bowls that too full and striaght, Jaffer moves forward and across with perfect balance and plays an elegant on-drive that beats mid on and reaches the fence

12.4

Mohammad Sharif to Jaffer, no run, defended on the back foot back to Sharif, that kept low once again

12.5

Mohammad Sharif to Jaffer, no run, Sharif pushes it through at 126kmh outside the off stump, Jaffer watches it go past

12.6

Mohammad Sharif to Jaffer, no run, short of a length outside the off stump, Jaffer lets it go once more and Mashud takes it near his ankles

India 38/0   Mohammad Sharif 2-0-5-0

14.1

Mohammad Sharif to Jaffer, no run

14.2

Mohammad Sharif to Jaffer, FOUR, short and wide, Jaffer gets back and cuts it with force past point

14.3

Mohammad Sharif to Jaffer, no run, left alone outside the off stump, the ball is rarely rising up to waist height

14.4

Mohammad Sharif to Jaffer, no run

14.5

Mohammad Sharif to Jaffer, no run, once more Sharif bowls it too wide for Jaffer to play a shot at it

14.6

Mohammad Sharif to Jaffer, no run, short of a length ball outside the off stump, Jaffer moves forward and lets it go, Mashud bends down to his boots and collects it, he's getting a solid workout today

India 44/0   Mohammad Sharif 3-0-9-0

16.1

Mohammad Sharif to Jaffer, no run, good length ball but Sharif's line is far too wide outside the off stump, Jaffer lets it go

16.2

Mohammad Sharif to Jaffer, FOUR, and when he bowls it closer to off stump, the length is too full, Jaffer leans on to the front foot, perfectly balanced, and unveils a gorgeous cover drive that races to the boundary

16.3

Mohammad Sharif to Jaffer, no run, now it's wider outside the off stump once more and Jaffer shoulders arms

16.4

Mohammad Sharif to Jaffer, no run, a fraction shorter outside off stump and Jaffer seems to have ample amounts of time as he waits on the back foot and plays the square drive to point

16.5

Mohammad Sharif to Jaffer, no run, fuller ball angling into off stump, Jaffer moves forward and drives to mid off, he didn't time the shot well because he was late in getting forward

16.6

Mohammad Sharif to Jaffer, 2 runs, short of a legnth ball that angles into the pads, Jaffer flicks it in front of midwicket for a two to end the over

India 50/0   Mohammad Sharif 4-0-15-0

35.1

Mohammad Sharif to Karthik, FOUR, short and wide outside off stump, Karthik hardly moves his feet as he reaches out and cuts hard through point for four

35.2

Mohammad Sharif to Karthik, no run, full ball on of and mddle, Karthik walks into it and punches to mid on, he's keen on the single initially but decides against it

35.3

Mohammad Sharif to Karthik, no run, Karthik leans forward and drives a full ball on the up into the covers

35.4

Mohammad Sharif to Karthik, 2 runs, short of a length outside the off stump, Karthik moves back and across, waits for the ball and chops down on it really late to play it down to third man

35.5

Mohammad Sharif to Karthik, FOUR, Sharif serves up a half volley on the pads, Karthik leans across and flicks uppishly but in the gap at midwicket, the ball slows up in the outfield but has enough on it to reach the fence

35.6

Mohammad Sharif to Karthik, 1 run, driven hard into the ground straight back at the bowler and the ball bounces over Sharif's head for a single

India 124/0   Mohammad Sharif 5-0-26-0

37.1

Mohammad Sharif to Jaffer, 1 leg bye, pitches outside off stump and cuts back into Jaffer who tries to flick but gets beaten, the ball hits him high on the pad, Sharif appeals but Harper says not out

37.2

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

37.3

Mohammad Sharif to Karthik, no run, good length on off stump, Karthik plays it to Mortaza at extra cover

37.4

Mohammad Sharif to Karthik, 1 run, Sharif errs on the fuller side, Karthik comes forward and drives to mid off, he calls for the single as soon as he hits the ball and completes it easily

37.5

Mohammad Sharif to Jaffer, no run, short of a length on off stump and angling into Jaffer who waits in his crease without moving his feet and defends back to the bowler

37.6

Mohammad Sharif to Jaffer, 1 run, flicked wide of the man at mid-on for a single

India 129/0   Mohammad Sharif 6-0-28-0

39.1

Mohammad Sharif to Jaffer, no run, good length ball outside the off stump, played to cover on the front foot

39.2

Mohammad Sharif to Jaffer, no run, full ball outside the off stump, Jaffer leans into it and drives confidently to cover

39.3

Mohammad Sharif to Jaffer, no run, good length on off stump, Jaffer moves forward and drives straight to mid off

39.4

Mohammad Sharif to Jaffer, 1 run, full ball on leg stump, Jaffer flicks with ease but Bashar has posted a man on the square leg fence so he'll get just the single

39.5

Mohammad Sharif to Karthik, no run, full ball once again, Karthik drives it straight back at Sharif who reaches to his right and fields it

39.6

Mohammad Sharif to Karthik, no run, driven on the up to mid-off

India 135/0   Mohammad Sharif 7-0-29-0

41.1

Mohammad Sharif to Jaffer, no run, pushed off the back foot to mid off

41.2

Mohammad Sharif to Jaffer, no run, full length from Sharif, Jaffer moves forward and drives on the front foot to mid off

41.3

Mohammad Sharif to Jaffer, no run, Sharif is full once again and Jaffer drives it straight back at him, Sharif gets a hand on it and the ball just misses the stumps with Karthik well short of his crease at the non-striker's end, what exactly is the need to back up so far?

41.4

Mohammad Sharif to Jaffer, 1 run, driven on the up into the covers

41.5

Mohammad Sharif to Karthik, no run, huge appeal for caught behind is turned down, Sharif bowled it short and wide outside the off stump, Karthik reached out for it and tried to upper cut it to third man, it looked like there was a deviation but the umpire said not out, Sharif cannot believe it

41.6

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

India 141/0   Mohammad Sharif 8-0-30-0

43.1

Mohammad Sharif to Karthik, no run, good length ball on off stump, driven on the front foot towards cover

43.2

Mohammad Sharif to Karthik, no run, good length ball angling into middle stump, Karthik leans across and plays it to midwicket

43.3

Mohammad Sharif to Karthik, no run, short of a length outside the off stump, Karthik waits for it and plays it to point

43.4

Mohammad Sharif to Karthik, 1 run, full length once again on leg stump, Karthik moves across and flicks to midwicket where a misfield allows the single

43.5

Mohammad Sharif to Jaffer, no run, Sharif keeps it full on off stump, Jaffer drives to mid off on the front foot

43.6

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

India 148/0   Mohammad Sharif 9-0-31-0

45.1

Mohammad Sharif to Jaffer, no run, good length ball angling into off stump, Jaffer leans forward and defends on the off side

45.2

Mohammad Sharif to Jaffer, no run, short of a length on off stump, Jaffer gets on to the front foot and drives hard back at the bowler

45.3

Mohammad Sharif to Jaffer, 2 runs, Jaffer leans forward and opens the face of the bat to play a good length ball down to third man

45.4

Mohammad Sharif to Jaffer, no run, full ball on off stump, Jaffer gets forward and times the straight drive well, Sharif is quick to get down on his follow through and stop it

45.5

Mohammad Sharif to Jaffer, 2 runs, Jaffer leans across to a full delivery on the pads and flicks it through midwicket, they really should have run more than just one

45.6

Mohammad Sharif to Jaffer, 1 run, short of a length outside the off stump, Jaffer drives through the covers for one

India 155/0   Mohammad Sharif 10-0-36-0

59.1

Mohammad Sharif to Jaffer, 1 run, Jaffer leans into a full delivery outside the off stump and drives elegantly through the covers for a single to bring up India's 200

59.2

Mohammad Sharif to Dravid, no run, defended on the front foot

59.3

Mohammad Sharif to Dravid, 1 run, good length ball angles into Dravid from outside off stump, he drops the ball with soft hands on the off side and calls for the single

59.4

Mohammad Sharif to Jaffer, 1 run, Jaffer moves on to 98 with a firmly struck drive to the left of the fielder at mid off

59.5

Mohammad Sharif to Dravid, no run, defended on the leg side on the front foot

59.6

Mohammad Sharif to Dravid, FOUR, Sharif offers Dravid a terribly full ball and Dravid accepts gleefully with a magnificent straight drive that rockets past the bowler and reaches the fence

India 206/0   Mohammad Sharif 11-0-43-0

61.1

Mohammad Sharif to Dravid, no run, short of a length outside the off stump, Dravid goes back and drives to mid off

61.2

Mohammad Sharif to Dravid, no run, driven on the back foot to mid off once again

61.3

Mohammad Sharif to Dravid, 1 run, Sharif strays on to the pads, Dravid leans across and flicks off his legs down to fine leg for a single

61.4

Mohammad Sharif to Jaffer, no run, good length ball angles into off stump from just outside, Jaffer tries to force it through midwicket but doesn't time it well

61.5

Mohammad Sharif to Jaffer, no run, good length once again from Sharif, Jaffer drives it on the up to mid off

61.6

Mohammad Sharif to Jaffer, 1 run, India tick along with another single, Jaffer waits for the ball to come to him and then guides it to third man

India 214/0   Mohammad Sharif 12-0-45-0

82.3

Mohammad Sharif to Dravid, no run, wide outside the off stump, left alone by the batsman

82.4

Mohammad Sharif to Dravid, FOUR, excellent shot, a fraction too short outstide the off stump, Dravid transfers his weight on to the back foot and punches the ball firmly through the covers

82.5

Mohammad Sharif to Dravid, 1 run, full and wide outside the off stump, Dravid reaches out for it and gets an edge down to third man

82.6

Mohammad Sharif to Tendulkar, no run, pitches on a good length outside off stump and angles into Tendulkar who thrusts his pad out at it and lets it go, the ball reaches Mashud on the second bounce

India 308/0   Mohammad Sharif 12.4-0-50-0

84.1

Mohammad Sharif to Dravid, 2 runs, Sharif gets a bit of swing that time but it swings towards Dravid's pad, he flicks it through midwicket for two runs

84.2

Mohammad Sharif to Dravid, FOUR, full toss on off stump, Dravid leans forward and, with minimum effort, punches the ball straight past the bowler to the long-off fence

84.3

Mohammad Sharif to Dravid, no run, short outside the off stump, Dravid lets it go

84.4

Mohammad Sharif to Dravid, no run, another full toss but this time Dravid doesn't put it away, instead he hits it to mid on

84.5

Mohammad Sharif to Dravid, no run, the slower ball well outside the off stump, Dravid reaches out for it but the ball passes under the bottom edge of the bat

84.6

Mohammad Sharif to Dravid, no run, Sharif finishes the over with a yorker, we haven't seen that in a really long time, Dravid safely keeps it out

India 315/0   Mohammad Sharif 13.4-0-56-0

101.1

Mohammad Sharif to Tendulkar, no run, charges in and digs this one short outside off, Tendulkar decides to gauge the pace and leaves it

101.2

Mohammad Sharif to Tendulkar, no run, similar delivery, this one aimed at the body, Tendulka bends backwards and evades it

101.3

Mohammad Sharif to Tendulkar, no run, short again and deviating away after pitching, no bat on that one again

101.4

Mohammad Sharif to Tendulkar, 1 run, short of a length, comes in, Tendulkar deflects to the on side

101.5

Mohammad Sharif to Dravid, no run, fullish in length, comes in after pitching, Dravid places it to the off side

101.6

Mohammad Sharif to Dravid, no run

India 375/0   Mohammad Sharif 14.4-0-57-0

103.1

Mohammad Sharif to Tendulkar, 1 run, short of a good length, on the body, Tendulkar shuffles and turns it to the on side with ease

103.2

Mohammad Sharif to Dravid, FOUR, short, not much pace, Dravid swivels and pulls with force past midwicket, that one had 'Hit me' all over it

103.3

Mohammad Sharif to Dravid, no run, Appeal: slipping down leg, Dravid tries to flick, Khaled Mashud dives and picks it up, appeals confidently but the ball may have clipped the pad

103.4

Mohammad Sharif to Dravid, 1 run, pushed with soft hands to the off side, Dravid charges to the non strikers end and again the throw was wide

103.5

Mohammad Sharif to Tendulkar, no run, fulish outside off, Tendulkar tries to cut but there was hardly any bounce on that

103.6

Mohammad Sharif to Tendulkar, no run, pushed towards the on side

India 386/0   Mohammad Sharif 15.4-0-63-0

105.1

Mohammad Sharif to Tendulkar, 2 runs, full in length on middle and leg, turned square on the leg side, Rafique at fine leg has to run across, cuts it off just inches from the boundary with his foot

105.2

Mohammad Sharif to Tendulkar, 1 run, on the pads this time and turned to deep midwicket

105.3

Mohammad Sharif to Dravid, no run, Dravid gives himself just a bit of room, places it to mid off

105.4

Mohammad Sharif to Dravid, FOUR, a sign of urgency again as Dravid steps down a couple of paces, times it well and placeds it just to the left of mid-off who dives and lets it slip

105.5

Mohammad Sharif to Dravid, 1 run, short and hardly any pace, pulled to deep square leg

105.6

Mohammad Sharif to Tendulkar, no run, bouncer outside off to end the over

India 398/0   Mohammad Sharif 16.4-0-71-0

107.1

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

107.2

Mohammad Sharif to Tendulkar, no run, full on off stump and Tendulkar drives on the front foot to mid-off

107.3

Mohammad Sharif to Tendulkar, no run

107.4

Mohammad Sharif to Tendulkar, no run

107.5

Mohammad Sharif to Tendulkar, no run

107.6

Mohammad Sharif to Tendulkar, no run

India 408/0   Mohammad Sharif 17.4-1-71-0

109.1

Mohammad Sharif to Tendulkar, no run

109.2

Mohammad Sharif to Tendulkar, 1 run

109.3

Mohammad Sharif to Karthik, no run

109.4

Mohammad Sharif to Karthik, no run

109.5

Mohammad Sharif to Karthik, 1 run

109.6

Mohammad Sharif to Tendulkar, no run

India 410/1   Mohammad Sharif 18.4-1-73-0

111.1

Mohammad Sharif to Karthik, no run, pacy delivery on of stump, Karthik tried to work it across to the on side but mistimes it, played back to the bowler

111.2

Mohammad Sharif to Karthik, 2 runs, dabbed with soft hands to the off side, sets off for a quick single, makes his ground after a direct hit on the stumps, overthrow results in another run

111.3

Mohammad Sharif to Karthik, no run, pushed firmly back to the bowler

111.4

Mohammad Sharif to Karthik, 1 run, angling in to the pads, turned towards midwicket

111.5

Mohammad Sharif to Tendulkar, 1 run, drifting on the pads again, Tendulkar times it crisply to deep square leg

111.6

Mohammad Sharif to Karthik, no run, left alone to the keeper

India 417/1   Mohammad Sharif 19.4-1-77-0

133.1

Mohammad Sharif to Ganguly, no run, full on middle, pushed watchfully to mid-on

133.2

Mohammad Sharif to Ganguly, no run, on the back foot, waits for the fullish length ball and drives it to cover, can't beat the field, though

133.3

Mohammad Sharif to Ganguly, no run, full again and driven back down the ground

133.4

Mohammad Sharif to Ganguly, no run, on the pads and tucked away close on the leg side

133.5

Mohammad Sharif to Ganguly, no run, full and on middle and off, Ganguly on the front foot and taps it back to the bowler

133.6

Mohammad Sharif to Ganguly, no run, turned to mid-on but can't get the run this time as well

India 501/2   Mohammad Sharif 20.4-2-77-0

135.1

Mohammad Sharif to Tendulkar, no run, good length outside off, chopped towards point

135.2

Mohammad Sharif to Tendulkar, no run, full, outside oiff stump, invitation to drive through covers but Tendulkar fails to pick the gap

135.3

Mohammad Sharif to Tendulkar, 1 run, short of a length outside off stump, glanced past point for a single

135.4

Mohammad Sharif to Ganguly, no run, pushed back to the bowler, no sign of urgency yet

135.5

Mohammad Sharif to Ganguly, 1 run, slipping down leg and glanced down to fine leg

135.6

Mohammad Sharif to Tendulkar, 2 runs, similar delivery, this time Tendulkar picks the fine leg fielder

India 508/2   Mohammad Sharif 21.4-2-81-0

137.1

Mohammad Sharif to Ganguly, no run, good length on middle and off, not much pace to work it through s Ganguly pushes it back to Sharif

137.2

Mohammad Sharif to Ganguly, no run, the same stump to stump line again, Ganguly punches it to mid-on

137.3

Mohammad Sharif to Ganguly, no run, good length on middle, angling across, not much room to cut as Ganguly dabs it to point

137.4

Mohammad Sharif to Ganguly, no run, can't get that away as well as Ganguly steers it to the on side

137.5

Mohammad Sharif to Ganguly, 1 run, just drifting towards the pads and Ganguly works it across to the vacant square leg region

137.6

Mohammad Sharif to Tendulkar, 1 run, slower ball on off stump, pushed to mid-off and Ganguly sets off quickly, safe run in the end

India 513/2   Mohammad Sharif 22.4-2-83-0

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

148.2

Mohammad Sharif to Tendulkar, 1 run, full outside off stump, Tendulkar greets it with a firm push into the covers

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

148.6

Mohammad Sharif to Tendulkar, 1 run, full moving down leg stump, he shuffles and flicks to short fine leg, the 'keeper moves around the does the collecting

India 576/3   Mohammad Sharif 23.4-2-87-0

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

150.5

Mohammad Sharif to Tendulkar, no run

150.6

Mohammad Sharif to Tendulkar, 1 run, driven down to long-off for a single

India 587/3   Mohammad Sharif 24.4-2-93-0

152.1

Mohammad Sharif to Tendulkar, FOUR, cutely done, angling down the leg side and Tendulkar shimmies down the track and flicks it away delectably for a four to square leg, third man can't get to it

152.2

Mohammad Sharif to Tendulkar, 1 run, full ball on off, tapped to the off side for a quick single

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   Mohammad Sharif 25.4-2-109-0
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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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