ICC World Cup Warm-up Matches, 2010/11 / Commentary

Hello there. Welcome to the warm-up game between India v Australia . It is an inconsequential game as far as the result goes, but there are some points of interest in the contest, says Sid R. Click here to read what's at stake

Hazy news filtering in from the arena. It appears all 15 players can be used, with 11 batting and 11 fielding. So different mix can be used and you can test everyone out.

India have won the toss and chosen to bat.

Pretty good crowd for a warm-up. The stadium is slowly filling up. It's a sell-out apparently. Awesomeo!

The Australian fielders get out there. Huge cheers. And they are now joined by Sehwag and Gambhir.

Tendulkar and Zaheer Khan are not playing today.

0.1

Lee to Gambhir, no run, Hint of inswing there. It curved in around the off stump, fullish, driven out to mid-off

0.2

Lee to Gambhir, no run, almost run out! Lovely delivery, It landed on a full length around off and middle and moved in. The ball rolled off the pad down the track and Gambhir set off without realising where the ball went. Lee charged down the track and kicked the ball towards the stumps but missed. Had he hit, Gambhir would have been a goner

0.3

Lee to Gambhir, no run, in the zone outside off stump and Gambhir, stuck to the crease, stumbled out in the end and had a lazy waft. The ball rushes past the edge

0.4

Lee to Gambhir, no run, swings in full and Gambhir flicks it to short fine-leg fielder

0.5

Lee to Gambhir, no run, on the leg and middle line and this one straightens, Gambhir probably thought this also would bend back and shaped to work to the on side. But the straightening meant he got a leading edge to covers

0.6

Lee to Gambhir, no run, Fine over this. This one angles away from Gambhir who is beaten on the off drive.

End of over 1 (maiden) India 0/0
G Gambhir    0* (6b)      B Lee    1-1-0-0
V Sehwag    0* (0b)     

1.1

Bollinger to Sehwag, FOUR, No violence, just a calm steer through extra cover. It was a full toss, bit of in swing there but on the off stump line and Sehwag opened the bat-face and guided it through the gap

1.2

Bollinger to Sehwag, no run, gets back to defend a good-length delivery to the off side of the pitch

1.3

Bollinger to Sehwag, 1 leg bye, on the hips, rolls away to short fine-leg region

1.4

Bollinger to Gambhir, 1 wide, full and moving down the leg side. Wide.

1.4

Bollinger to Gambhir, no run, just outside the off stump and Gambhir searches for it, bat away from the body and taps the ball to the off. He is yet to settle in.

1.5

Bollinger to Gambhir, 1 run, fuller, on the middle and leg, Gambhir edges the on drive to fine-leg region

1.6

Bollinger to Sehwag, no run, good delivery; it swings in to the middle stump line, full in length, Sehwag pushes it out to the off side

Scientists from Gatorade are at the match today to carry out sweat tests. Aim is to find out how hydration helps performance, says ICC on a tweet

End of over 2 (7 runs) India 7/0
V Sehwag    4* (4b 1x4)      DE Bollinger    1-0-6-0
G Gambhir    1* (8b)      B Lee    1-1-0-0

2.1

Lee to Gambhir, no run, full in length around the off stump, Gambhir is a touch late in getting forward and pushes it towards mid-off

2.2

Lee to Gambhir, FOUR, width on offer. It was full and a touch wide outside off and Gambhir lashes at it; he unfurls the cover drive to pick a boundary

2.3

Lee to Gambhir, no run, lands on a length and just about straightens outside off, Gambhir shoulders arms

2.4

Lee to Gambhir, no run, stays back to defend this length delivery towards point. Lee has been impressive so far.

2.5

Lee to Gambhir, no run, in the zone outside off stump, left alone.

2.6

Lee to Gambhir, 1 run, on the middle stump line, tapped to the on side, around the corner, for a single

End of over 3 (5 runs) India 12/0
G Gambhir    6* (14b 1x4)      B Lee    2-1-5-0
V Sehwag    4* (4b 1x4)      DE Bollinger    1-0-6-0

3.1

Bollinger to Gambhir, OUT, Gambhir never looked in touch there and he is gone now. It landed on a good length, perhaps just back of the length, Gambhir was initially looking to get forward, then tried to press back. Too late. He ended up stabbing at it. Edge and gone!

G Gambhir c White b Bollinger 6 (14m 15b 1x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

3.2

Bollinger to Kohli, no run, full in length, lands around the off stump and angles away, Virat is beaten, pushing inside the line

3.3

Bollinger to Kohli, 1 wide, moves down the leg side for a wide

3.3

Bollinger to Kohli, no run, angling away from Virat who shoulders arms

3.4

Bollinger to Kohli, no run, in the zone outside the off stump and the keeper collects

3.5

Bollinger to Kohli, no run, full in length and outside off stump, Virat gets forward, covers the off stump and shoulders arms

3.6

Bollinger to Kohli, 1 run, Three slips in place. Full in length outside off, Virat ends up inside edging the attempted off drive. Too much bottom hand on that. The ball rolls away to the on side

This could be the most widely televised warm-up match in a World Cup in any sport. Following are the broadcasters televising the match across the globe: Cricone in the Middle-East (West Asia). Star Cricket in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanla, Nepal, Maldives. Fox Sport in Australia. Geo Tv (Cable and Satellite) in Pakistan. Astro in Malaysia. Sky Sport in Ne New Zealand. Super Sport in South Africa. Willow TV in USA. Sky Cable in Phlilippinnes."

End of over 4 (2 runs) India 14/1
V Kohli    1* (5b)      DE Bollinger    2-0-8-1
V Sehwag    4* (4b 1x4)      B Lee    2-1-5-0

4.1

Lee to Kohli, no run, lands on a full length outside off and curves away, left alone

4.2

Lee to Kohli, no run, in the channel outside off, left alone again

4.3

Lee to Kohli, 1 wide, flies down the leg side. Lee appeals for a catch, the ump says wide. It seems to have brushed the thigh pad. There was some noise.

4.3

Lee to Kohli, FOUR, Fab cover drive. He leaned forward, opened the bat-face and punched on the up. He punched it through cover point

4.4

Lee to Kohli, no run, lets this one fly away to the keeper

4.5

Lee to Kohli, no run, run out of Sehwag missed. It was pushed to right of mid-off where Ponting got to the ball and fired the throw at the non-striker's end but he missed. Sehwag had set off for the run and had given up. He waited and hoped that the ball won't hit the stumps

4.6

Lee to Kohli, 1 run, takes a single, with a push to the off side. Sehwag will again remain off strike!

End of over 5 (6 runs) India 20/1
V Kohli    6* (11b 1x4)      B Lee    3-1-11-0
V Sehwag    4* (4b 1x4)      DE Bollinger    2-0-8-1

5.1

Bollinger to Kohli, no run, the bouncer outside off - tennis-ball bounce, and Virat just about withdraws his bat away from the line of fire

5.2

Bollinger to Kohli, FOUR, fullish, on the middle and leg line and Virat clips it between square-leg and midwicket

5.3

Bollinger to Kohli, no run, loud appeal for lbw .. It landed full in length just outside the leg stump and tilted in towards middle and leg. Kohli played around it and it hit him high as well

5.4

Bollinger to Kohli, 1 run, brings Sehwag to strike with a push to mid-off. Crowd roar. Sehwag on strike

5.5

Bollinger to Sehwag, no run, full delivery, edges the off drive to backward point

Just one slip for Sehwag. Short extra cover in. They had three slips for Virat

5.6

Bollinger to Sehwag, 1 run, stays adjacent to the line and chops a back-of-length delivery on the off stump line to third man

End of over 6 (6 runs) India 26/1
V Sehwag    5* (6b 1x4)      DE Bollinger    3-0-14-1
V Kohli    11* (15b 2x4)      B Lee    3-1-11-0

6.1

Lee to Sehwag, no run, full in length around the off stump line, pushed back to Lee

6.2

Lee to Sehwag, FOUR, Top shot! It was a good-length delivery just outside off and Sehwag knived on the up and through extra cover.

6.3

Lee to Sehwag, no run, Sehwag went back early, Lee hurled it really full and Sehwag was not in great position in the end to make use of it. He drove it to mid-off. Perhaps, he was expecting a short delivery

6.4

Lee to Sehwag, 1 wide, slips a wide down the leg side

6.4

Lee to Sehwag, no run, straightens outside off, edges the defensive push to backward point

6.5

Lee to Sehwag, no run, the bouncer and Sehwag ducks

6.6

Lee to Sehwag, no run, full in length around off, Sehwag looks to drive on the up but perhaps went too hard at this and ended up mistiming it past the bowler.

End of over 7 (5 runs) India 31/1
V Sehwag    9* (12b 2x4)      B Lee    4-1-16-0
V Kohli    11* (15b 2x4)      DE Bollinger    3-0-14-1

7.1

Bollinger to Kohli, no run, stays back to defend this to the on side

7.2

Bollinger to Kohli, no run, fuller and Virat pushes it towards backward point. Sehwag wants a run and has to rush back to get inside the crease.. David hussey with the throw and Sehwag just about gets back in time. Kohli was ball-watching and didn't respond to Sehwag's call

7.3

Bollinger to Kohli, FOUR, leans forward to drive it past Sehwag. It was full and just outside off. Virat leaned well forward to drive it

7.4

Bollinger to Kohli, 1 run, leans across to push it to the onside. The bat-handle rotates at point of impact and rolls away of the inner half of the bat

7.5

Bollinger to Sehwag, FOUR, The short one just outside off, Sehwag arches back, stays adjacent to the line and goes for the upper cut but gets a fat edge over the keeper

7.6

Bollinger to Sehwag, no run, full in length, Sehwag pushes it to the on side of the pitch

End of over 8 (9 runs) India 40/1
V Sehwag    13* (14b 3x4)      DE Bollinger    4-0-23-1
V Kohli    16* (19b 3x4)      B Lee    4-1-16-0

Mitch J to bowl

8.1

Johnson to Kohli, no run, That typical Mitch delivery: Full and outside off, left alone

8.2

Johnson to Kohli, 1 run, runs this down to third man for a single.

8.3

Johnson to Sehwag, no run, sharp bouncer on the middle and leg, perfect line to bowl at Sehwag who likes to stay beside the line. This one is at the body; he hops. gets the bottom-hand of the handle and manages to drop the ball close on the leg side.

8.4

Johnson to Sehwag, 1 wide, sprays this well outside off. Wide.

8.4

Johnson to Sehwag, 1 run, short in length, on the off and middle line, clipped wide of midwicket. Sehwag wants the second run, Virat doesn't.

8.5

Johnson to Kohli, 1 run, short in length on the middle stump line, wristed down to fine-leg

8.6

Johnson to Sehwag, 1 wide, Sehwag starts to shuffle towards off and Mitch ends up pushing it down the leg side.

8.6

Johnson to Sehwag, no run, shifts his weight back and cuts but its intercepted at point

End of over 9 (5 runs) India 45/1
V Sehwag    14* (17b 3x4)      MG Johnson    1-0-5-0
V Kohli    18* (22b 3x4)      DE Bollinger    4-0-23-1

9.1

Hastings to Kohli, no run, gentle good-length delivery outside off, squeezed out to point

9.2

Hastings to Kohli, no run, leaned across to guide to left of backward point. again some confusion between the two and they don't take up the run

9.3

Hastings to Kohli, no run, leans across to go for the cover drive but misses it completely

9.4

Hastings to Kohli, 1 run, leans well forward to clip it past square-leg

9.5

Hastings to Sehwag, no run, length delivery that moved in, Sehwag goes for the drive, missed and was hit on the pad

9.6

Hastings to Sehwag, 1 wide

9.6

Hastings to Sehwag, FOUR, leans well forward and flays this high over covers!

End of over 10 (6 runs) India 51/1
V Sehwag    18* (19b 4x4)      JW Hastings    1-0-6-0
V Kohli    19* (26b 3x4)      MG Johnson    1-0-5-0

Bowling Powerplay called for and Johnson the bowler

10.1

Johnson to Kohli, no run, good length ball on the middle stump. Kohli comes forward and closes the face of the bat as he pushes it to square-leg and wants a single. Sehwag doesn't

10.2

Johnson to Kohli, no run, good length ball outside the off stump. Kohli comes forward and defends it with the straightest of bats

10.3

Johnson to Kohli, no run, fuller on the middle and leg. Kohli comes forward and chops it to midwicket

10.4

Johnson to Kohli, no run, fuller outside the off stump. Kohli comes forward and drives it to mid-off

10.5

Johnson to Kohli, no run, and that's a loose shot as Kohli looks to cut it away and the bounce does him in. Lucky that he did not get any part of the bat on it

10.6

Johnson to Kohli, 2 runs, outside the off stump. Kohli comes forward and goes for the same shot. It could have been a catch had the third slip been there but more importantly a misfield at third-man allows them a couple

End of over 11 (2 runs) India 53/1
V Kohli    21* (32b 3x4)      MG Johnson    2-0-7-0
V Sehwag    18* (19b 4x4)      JW Hastings    1-0-6-0

11.1

Hastings to Sehwag, no run, fuller on the off stump. Sehwag comes forward and drives it back to the bowler

11.2

Hastings to Sehwag, no run, good length ball outside the off stump. Sehwag looks to drive it and the inward movement beats him fair and square

11.3

Hastings to Sehwag, 1 run, good length ball and width outside the off stump. Sehwag comes forward and steers it to third-man for a single

11.4

Hastings to Kohli, OUT, and that's the second wicket! Kohli comes forward and drives it to point. Hussey at point just has to crouch a little and take it with the fingers pointing towards the sky. Enter Yuvraj then

V Kohli c Hussey b Hastings 21 (42m 33b 3x4 0x6) SR: 63.63

11.5

Hastings to Yuvraj Singh, no run, outside the off stump. Yuvraj moves across and defends it back onto the pitch

11.6

Hastings to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short ball on the middle stump. Yuvraj is slow in sighting it but eventually gets on top of the bounce and defends it back onto the pitch

End of over 12 (1 run) India 54/2
Yuvraj Singh    0* (2b)      JW Hastings    2-0-7-1
V Sehwag    19* (22b 4x4)      MG Johnson    2-0-7-0

12.1

Johnson to Sehwag, 1 wide, and that's the erratic Johnson that the world has come to know from the past couple of years. He sprays a ball wide of the off stump

12.1

Johnson to Sehwag, 1 run, good length ball outside the off stump. Sehwag comes forward and drives it to cover for a single

12.2

Johnson to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, good length ball on the middle stump. Yuvraj comes forward and closes the face of the bat as he pushes it to leg side

12.3

Johnson to Sehwag, no run, short outside the off stump. Sehwag goes for the normally productive cut shot of his and is beaten by the late movement

12.4

Johnson to Sehwag, no run, wide down the leg side

12.5

Johnson to Sehwag, 1 run, short of a good length ball outside the off stump. Sehwag looks to cut and gets a bottom edge to third-man for a single

12.6

Johnson to Yuvraj Singh, no run, good length ball outside the off-stump. Yuvraj shoulders arms and lets it pass to the keeper

End of over 13 (4 runs) India 58/2
Yuvraj Singh    1* (4b)      MG Johnson    3-0-11-0
V Sehwag    21* (26b 4x4)      JW Hastings    2-0-7-1

13.1

Krejza to Sehwag, no run, goes back and swats it to midwicket

13.2

Krejza to Sehwag, no run, quicker, shorter and some extra bounce outside off, Sehwag goes for the cut but can't connect

13.3

Krejza to Sehwag, FOUR, rocks back to cut this past backward point. Crack!

13.4

Krejza to Sehwag, no run, turns in, to the leg stump line, Sehwag backs away further outside leg and pushes it to the off

13.5

Krejza to Sehwag, no run, again gets outside leg and cuts the ball turning in to the leg stump line to the off side

13.6

Krejza to Sehwag, no run, fuller, outside off, Sehwag cuts to point

End of over 14 (4 runs) India 62/2
V Sehwag    25* (32b 5x4)      JJ Krejza    1-0-4-0
Yuvraj Singh    1* (4b)      MG Johnson    3-0-11-0

14.1

Johnson to Yuvraj Singh, 1 wide, sprays this down the leg side for a wide

14.1

Johnson to Yuvraj Singh, no run, crouches to defend to the on side

14.2

Johnson to Yuvraj Singh, no run, gets forward to drive to cover

14.3

Johnson to Yuvraj Singh, OUT, The bouncer does the trick. Yuvraj got in to an awful tangle. It was around the middle stump line, Yuvraj first tried to duck, then sway and then tried to sort of play a weak upper cut, a dab.. and only manages to feather an edge.

Yuvraj Singh c †Paine b Johnson 1 (14m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.28

Drinks break. Dhoni walks in.

14.4

Johnson to Dhoni, no run, full in length, cuts away, Dhoni squeezes it to backward point

14.5

Johnson to Dhoni, no run, stays back and is beaten by a full delivery that cuts away. Not the length to go back but Dhoni did and landed himself in trouble

14.6

Johnson to Dhoni, no run, full in length and Dhoni, again, goes back and ends up stabbing it down the track

End of over 15 (1 run) India 63/3
MS Dhoni    0* (3b)      MG Johnson    4-0-12-1
V Sehwag    25* (32b 5x4)      JJ Krejza    1-0-4-0

15.1

Hastings to Sehwag, no run, short in length and well outside off, Sehwag would reckon he missed out on an opportunity to pick up a boundary there. He cut but straight to point

15.2

Hastings to Sehwag, 1 run, tilts in towards the middle stump, run down to third man

15.3

Hastings to Dhoni, no run, he works to the on side but plays around it. It hits him high on the pad and would have probably gone over the leg stump

15.4

Hastings to Dhoni, 1 run, goes back and across to punch it to left of backward point. Some confusion but they get across in time.

15.5

Hastings to Sehwag, no run, banged in short but it doesn't climb all that much. Sehwag ducked and the ball bounced before the keeper

15.6

Hastings to Sehwag, no run, slower one, full in length, steered to backward point. More confusion between the two batsmen. Dhoni was half-way down the track and he had to turn back. The throw missed the stumps at the non-striker's end.

End of over 16 (2 runs) India 65/3
V Sehwag    26* (36b 5x4)      JW Hastings    3-0-9-1
MS Dhoni    1* (5b)      MG Johnson    4-0-12-1

16.1

Johnson to Dhoni, 2 runs, walks down the track and shuffles towards the off and works the full-length delivery from the middle line past square-leg

16.2

Johnson to Dhoni, no run, angles it away from the batsman who lets it go

16.3

Johnson to Dhoni, 1 run, short in length, on the middle and off, Dhoni retreats well back inside the crease, tapped the ball to the leg side and rushed across

16.4

Johnson to Sehwag, 5 wides, bangs it in short but sprays it well down the leg side. Tim Paine dives and gets some hand on it but is unable to stop it

16.4

Johnson to Sehwag, no run, from a round-armish action, full in length around off, driven to cover

16.5

Johnson to Sehwag, 1 run, goes back to punch it on the up and to left of sweeper cover

16.6

Johnson to Dhoni, no run, full in length on the middle and off, Dhoni goes back and across to defend

End of over 17 (9 runs) India 74/3
MS Dhoni    4* (9b)      MG Johnson    5-0-21-1
V Sehwag    27* (38b 5x4)      JW Hastings    3-0-9-1

17.1

Hastings to Sehwag, 1 run, clears the front foot and heaves it over the on side but ends up dragging it towards deep midwicket. He was looking at wide long-on

17.2

Hastings to Dhoni, 1 run, gets back, tries to dab it to the on side and it rolls away off the thigh pad to the off side

17.3

Hastings to Sehwag, no run, bouncer on the middle and off line, sehwag sways away from the line of trouble

17.4

Hastings to Sehwag, 1 wide, high bouncer this time and it flies over Sehwag

The warm-up stats don't add to a player's career numbers btw.

17.4

Hastings to Sehwag, FOUR, full in length and outside off, sehwag goes for the big slash over point and it flies through the vacant slip region

17.5

Hastings to Sehwag, 1 run, fullish, just outside off, lofted towards deep cover

17.6

Hastings to Dhoni, no run, full in length, on the off stump line, defended to the off

End of over 18 (8 runs) India 82/3
MS Dhoni    5* (11b)      JW Hastings    4-0-17-1
V Sehwag    33* (42b 6x4)      MG Johnson    5-0-21-1

18.1

Krejza to Sehwag, FOUR, tossed up outside off stump, on a good length, Sehwag reaches out to square drive it to the boundary. He whip lashed it.

18.2

Krejza to Sehwag, no run, turns from outside off, cut to backward point

18.3

Krejza to Sehwag, FOUR, Skillful! It turned in to the middle line, from short of length and that allows Sehwag to rock back, wait, open the bat-face and steer it through vacant slips

18.4

Krejza to Sehwag, no run, goes for the pull but is too early with the shot and it hit the toe end of the bat and rolls away to midwicket

18.5

Krejza to Sehwag, 1 run, works this behind square-leg for a single

18.6

Krejza to Dhoni, no run, gets back to push it back to the bowler

End of over 19 (9 runs) India 91/3
MS Dhoni    5* (12b)      JJ Krejza    2-0-13-0
V Sehwag    42* (47b 8x4)      JW Hastings    4-0-17-1

19.1

Hastings to Sehwag, no run, full delivery, attempted yorker, pushed back to the bowler

19.2

Hastings to Sehwag, 1 run, full in length, goes for the off drive but the inward movement meant the ball ran away to the square-leg region

19.3

Hastings to Dhoni, no run, gets forward and pushes it towards Sehwag, the bowler intercepts

19.4

Hastings to Dhoni, FOUR, It was a good length delivery outside off, Dhoni shifted his weight back and punched it on the up and through extra cover

19.5

Hastings to Dhoni, no run, gets back again and punches this to backward point

19.6

Hastings to Dhoni, no run, in the channel outside off, left alone

End of over 20 (5 runs) India 96/3
MS Dhoni    9* (16b 1x4)      JW Hastings    5-0-22-1
V Sehwag    43* (49b 8x4)      JJ Krejza    2-0-13-0

20.1

Krejza to Sehwag, 1 run, serves a full toss outside off but escapes the punishment. Sehwag hit it hard but straight to sweeper cover

20.2

Krejza to Dhoni, 1 wide, pushes this wide outside off stump

20.2

Krejza to Dhoni, no run, well outside off, Dhoni shuffles right across and tries to dab it to the on side for a single! Doesn't quite connect well

20.3

Krejza to Dhoni, no run, outside off again, pushed back to the bowler

20.4

Krejza to Dhoni, 1 run, shuffles right across and works it to deep square-leg region . Sehwag wanted the second but is sent back and gets back in time.

20.5

Krejza to Sehwag, 1 run, gets forward to push to left of cover for a single. 100 up

20.6

Krejza to Dhoni, 1 run, fetches it from outside off and paddles it around the corner for a single

End of over 21 (5 runs) India 101/3
MS Dhoni    11* (20b 1x4)      JJ Krejza    3-0-18-0
V Sehwag    45* (51b 8x4)      JW Hastings    5-0-22-1

21.1

Hastings to Dhoni, no run, goes down the track, the ball isn't quite there for the big hit and he ends up pushing it back down the track

21.2

Hastings to Dhoni, no run, full delivery, slower outside off, Dhoni edges the attempted off drive to left of Tim paine, the keeper

21.3

Hastings to Dhoni, no run, gets forward to defend to the off side

21.4

Hastings to Dhoni, OUT, Dragged on! It tilted in after landing on a good length outside off, Dhoni took a step forward and then had a weak waft at it. He stabbed it off the inner edge. Clatter!

MS Dhoni b Hastings 11 (31m 24b 1x4 0x6) SR: 45.83

21.5

Hastings to Raina, 1 wide, goes for the bouncer right away but slips it down the leg side

21.5

Hastings to Raina, 1 wide, Another bouncer but this one is too high and hence wide.

21.5

Hastings to Raina, no run, short in length, on the pads, rolls away to the leg side

21.6

Hastings to Raina, no run, works this to midwicket

Batting long is Sehwag's aim, by Sid R. "I think I never played 50 overs in one-day cricket, maximum I faced is 42-44 overs," a relaxed Sehwag said in Bangalore. "This time I'll try to bat 50 overs if I can. I have been trying for 10 years, I'm still trying."

End of over 22 (2 runs) India 103/4
SK Raina    0* (2b)      JW Hastings    6-0-24-2
V Sehwag    45* (51b 8x4)      JJ Krejza    3-0-18-0

22.1

Krejza to Sehwag, 2 runs, clips this to deep backward square-leg region for couple of runs

22.2

Krejza to Sehwag, no run, full delivery outside off but Sehwag goes for the cut and is beaten

22.3

Krejza to Sehwag, 1 run, turns in to the middle stump line, cut away to right of backward point where Hastings makes a diving stop

22.4

Krejza to Raina, 1 run, gets forward to steer it to left of backward point

22.5

Krejza to Sehwag, SIX, Wallop! It was a well tossed up delivery outside off, on a good length, and Sehwag stretched forward to send it to the screaming fans over long-off. 50 up as well.

22.6

Krejza to Sehwag, OUT, And he won't bat 50 overs today! He went for the cut but this was slightly slower and he ended up playing the shot a tad too early. He gets the edge and the ball rolls to the stumps.

V Sehwag b Krejza 54 (114m 56b 8x4 1x6) SR: 96.42

End of over 23 (10 runs) India 113/5
     JJ Krejza    4-0-28-1
SK Raina    1* (3b)      JW Hastings    6-0-24-2

23.1

Lee to Raina, 1 run, full in length, around off, Raina punches it sweetly but straight to deep cover

23.2

Lee to Pathan, no run, full in length, around the off stump, Yusuf gets forward to defend

23.3

Lee to Pathan, 1 run, taps this towards square-leg for a single

23.4

Lee to Raina, 1 run, banged in short of length, Raina goes back to work it behind square-leg

23.5

Lee to Pathan, no run, Lovely sharp bouncer from Lee and Yusuf is in trouble. He arches back, takes out the bottom-hand off the handle and manages to fend it to the off. Lee smiles

23.6

Lee to Pathan, 1 wide, The slow bouncer this time but it slips down leg

23.6

Lee to Pathan, 1 run, stays back to run this back-of-length delivery around off to right of third man

End of over 24 (5 runs) India 118/5
YK Pathan    2* (4b)      B Lee    5-1-21-0
SK Raina    3* (5b)      JJ Krejza    4-0-28-1

24.1

Krejza to Pathan, no run, leans forward to work this to midwicket

24.2

Krejza to Pathan, 2 runs, leans across, fetches it from outside off and paddles it to fine-leg region

24.3

Krejza to Pathan, no run, goes for the sweep shot but doesn't connect properly

24.4

Krejza to Pathan, no run, gets well back to push it to square-leg

24.5

Krejza to Pathan, 1 run, gets well back to steer it to point

24.6

Krejza to Raina, 1 run, drifts to the pads, from round the stumps, Suresh goes back to play the leg glance

End of over 25 (4 runs) India 122/5
SK Raina    4* (6b)      JJ Krejza    5-0-32-1
YK Pathan    5* (9b)      B Lee    5-1-21-0

25.1

Lee to Raina, no run, angles it well away from Raina, who chases it and is beaten

25.2

Lee to Raina, no run, fullish delivery around off, driven to mid-off

25.3

Lee to Raina, 1 run, full delivery but Raina stays back, and inside edges the push-drive to square-leg

25.4

Lee to Pathan, no run, jumps from short of length, Yusuf is hurried by the pace and edges it to his body

25.5

Lee to Pathan, no run, stays back to defend this to mid-off region

25.6

Lee to Pathan, no run, kicks up from short of length, on the middle and leg, Yusuf dabs it to the on side

End of over 26 (1 run) India 123/5
YK Pathan    5* (12b)      B Lee    6-1-22-0
SK Raina    5* (9b)      JJ Krejza    5-0-32-1

26.1

Krejza to Raina, 1 run, moves ahead to push it to mid-off for a quick single

26.2

Krejza to Pathan, 1 run, reaches well outside off and paddles it to fine-leg region

26.3

Krejza to Raina, FOUR, on the leg stump line and Raina gets down on his knee to sweep it to the fine-leg boundary

26.4

Krejza to Raina, 1 run, moves down the track and tries to whip it to the on side but is beaten in flight and gets a leading edge towards mid-off

26.5

Krejza to Pathan, 1 run, gets back to clip it to through backward square-leg

26.6

Krejza to Raina, 1 run, outside the off stump, steered through to deep point

End of over 27 (9 runs) India 132/5
SK Raina    12* (13b 1x4)      JJ Krejza    6-0-41-1
YK Pathan    7* (14b)      B Lee    6-1-22-0

27.1

Lee to Raina, no run, full in length and in the zone outside off, Raina is late in getting forward and is beaten on the drive

27.2

Lee to Raina, no run, full in length around off, pushed to the off

Lee moves round the stumps

27.3

Lee to Raina, OUT, strikes right away with the change of angle to round the stumps. Lee has been very impressive today and picks up his first wicket now. It landed full in length outside off and seamed away. Raina reached out for his on-the-up cover drive but got a thick edge.

SK Raina c †Paine b Lee 12 (28m 16b 1x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

27.4

Lee to Harbhajan Singh, FOUR, short in length and just outside off, Harbhajan tries to swat it to midwicket and it runs of the inside edge to fine-leg boundary

27.5

Lee to Harbhajan Singh, OUT, Castled! Full and straight. It was full and fast and Harbhajan played all around it. Clatter!

Harbhajan Singh b Lee 4 (2m 2b 1x4 0x6) SR: 200.00

Match State: Drinks

Almost full house now.

27.6

Lee to Chawla, no run, well outside the off stump, left alone

End of over 28 (4 runs) India 136/7
PP Chawla    0* (1b)      B Lee    7-1-26-2
YK Pathan    7* (14b)      JJ Krejza    6-0-41-1

28.1

Krejza to Pathan, no run, gets forward to work it the on side and ends up dabbing it to the off

28.2

Krejza to Pathan, 1 run, leans forward to heave this to long-on

28.3

Krejza to Chawla, no run, lovely off break from round the stumps. It came in and broke away, past the outside edge. Chawla was looking to defend

28.4

Krejza to Chawla, no run, beaten again! It landed on the middle stump from round the stumps and turned away past the attempted prod

28.5

Krejza to Chawla, no run, on the middle stump line, straightens this time, defended to the on side

28.6

Krejza to Chawla, no run, breaks away from the off stump, chops it to backward point

End of over 29 (1 run) India 137/7
PP Chawla    0* (5b)      JJ Krejza    7-0-42-1
YK Pathan    8* (16b)      B Lee    7-1-26-2

29.1

Lee to Pathan, no run

29.2

Lee to Pathan, no run, dropped by Tim Paine Simple chance. It was a short of length delivery outside off, Yusuf edges the cut and it went straight to Paine who drops it. Absolute Clanger!

29.3

Lee to Pathan, no run, another bouncer, Yusuf ducks

29.4

Lee to Pathan, 1 run, kicks up from short of length outside off, run down to third man

29.5

Lee to Chawla, OUT, from round the stumps, full delivery just outside the off stump. Piyush goes for the off drive and edges it on to his stumps.

PP Chawla b Lee 0 (9m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

29.6

Lee to Ashwin, no run, full in length outside off, pushed to mid-off

End of over 30 (1 run) India 138/8
R Ashwin    0* (1b)      B Lee    8-1-27-3
YK Pathan    9* (20b)      JJ Krejza    7-0-42-1

30.1

Krejza to Pathan, 1 wide, turns down the leg side, misses the flick

30.1

Krejza to Pathan, no run, leans forward to dab to backward point

30.2

Krejza to Pathan, 1 run, reaches forward and drags this to long-o

30.3

Krejza to Ashwin, 1 run, moves down the track and dabs this to square-leg. Jason shortened the length there

30.4

Krejza to Pathan, 1 run, moves well back to defend to the on side

30.5

Krejza to Ashwin, no run, leans forward to defend and it rolls away to short-leg

30.6

Krejza to Ashwin, 1 run

End of over 31 (5 runs) India 143/8
R Ashwin    2* (4b)      JJ Krejza    8-0-47-1
YK Pathan    11* (23b)      B Lee    8-1-27-3

31.1

Lee to Ashwin, no run, the bouncer on the middle stump line, sharp and well-directed, Ashwin manages to fend it to the on side. The way he played it, I won't be surprised if he gets another bouncer.

31.2

Lee to Ashwin, no run, But first the yorker of course. Ashwin tries to dig it and the ball rolls to the left of Tim Paine who makes a half-stop. Yusuf wanted the run and Paine's throw comes to Lee who doesn't collect cleanly. had he done so, he could have run Yusuf out

31.3

Lee to Ashwin, no run, full delivery, dug out to cover

31.4

Lee to Ashwin, no run, full in length, defended to the bowler

31.5

Lee to Ashwin, (no ball) 1 run, stays back to push the short-of-length delivery to cover point

31.5

Lee to Pathan, 1 run, banged in short, the slower bouncer, and Yusuf top edges the pull straight to deep midwicket fielder who "catches" it. Shane Watson is the man there.

31.6

Lee to Ashwin, 1 leg bye, fullish, rolls off the pads

End of over 32 (4 runs) India 147/8
R Ashwin    3* (10b)      B Lee    9-1-30-3
YK Pathan    12* (24b)      JJ Krejza    8-0-47-1

32.1

Johnson to Ashwin, no run, cuts away from Ashwin who defends to the off side

32.2

Johnson to Ashwin, 1 run, full delivery well outside off, Ashwin reaches out to square drive to sweeper cover

32.3

Johnson to Pathan, no run, on the off and middle, defended to the off

32.4

Johnson to Pathan, 1 run, back of length outside off, bottom edges the cut behind the stumps

32.5

Johnson to Ashwin, 1 run, stays back to work this slower bouncer to the on side

32.6

Johnson to Pathan, no run, another slower bouncer, on the leg stump line this time and Yusuf ducks

End of over 33 (3 runs) India 150/8
YK Pathan    13* (27b)      MG Johnson    6-0-24-1
R Ashwin    5* (13b)      B Lee    9-1-30-3

33.1

Bollinger to Ashwin, no run, short in length around off, defended to the off side

33.2

Bollinger to Ashwin, no run, full in length around off, pushed back to the bowler

The crowd have gone all quiet here.

33.3

Bollinger to Ashwin, FOUR, They find some voice now as Ashwin on drives a full toss to right of mid-on

33.4

Bollinger to Ashwin, no run, around the off stump line, short in length, chopped to point

33.5

Bollinger to Ashwin, no run, full in length, driven back to the bowler, who has a shy back at the other end. It bounces short of Ashwin, who moves away in time and then smiles. The crowd roar.

33.6

Bollinger to Ashwin, no run, leans forward to defend to the off

End of over 34 (4 runs) India 154/8
R Ashwin    9* (19b 1x4)      DE Bollinger    5-0-27-1
YK Pathan    13* (27b)      MG Johnson    6-0-24-1

34.1

Johnson to Pathan, no run, in the zone outside off, Yusuf has a waft at it and the ball flies through to the keeper. Some extra bounce there

34.2

Johnson to Pathan, 1 run, dropped by Watson at first slip. It was full and outside off, Yusuf went for the big swing over the off side and it flew to right of Watto who clangs it

34.3

Johnson to Ashwin, FOUR, full delivery, on the middle, Ashwin whips it through midwicket to collect a boundary

34.4

Johnson to Ashwin, no run, in the zone outside off, slower and it rolls through to the keeper

34.5

Johnson to Ashwin, 1 run, on the middle and leg, dabbed to square-leg

34.6

Johnson to Pathan, no run, stays back to steer this to point

End of over 35 (6 runs) India 160/8
YK Pathan    14* (30b)      MG Johnson    7-0-30-1
R Ashwin    14* (22b 2x4)      DE Bollinger    5-0-27-1

35.1

Bollinger to Ashwin, no run, in the channel outside off, goes for the cut but the ball bounces over the bat

35.2

Bollinger to Ashwin, no run, slightly slower, full in length around off, defended on the front foot

35.3

Bollinger to Ashwin, 1 run, just outside the off stump, pushed through to sweeper cover

35.4

Bollinger to Pathan, 1 run, stays back to tap this to the on side

35.5

Bollinger to Ashwin, no run, around the off stump line, defended to cover

35.6

Bollinger to Ashwin, no run, full and angling away, beaten on the drive

End of over 36 (2 runs) India 162/8
R Ashwin    15* (27b 2x4)      DE Bollinger    6-0-29-1
YK Pathan    15* (31b)      MG Johnson    7-0-30-1

36.1

Johnson to Pathan, 1 run, just outside off stump, punched out to sweeper cover

36.2

Johnson to Ashwin, no run, full and outside off, Ashwin is late on the drive and the ball rushes past the edge

36.3

Johnson to Ashwin, no run, stays back to push this to David at point

36.4

Johnson to Ashwin, 2 runs, slower one, full and outside off, driven to right of sweeper cover

36.5

Johnson to Ashwin, no run, kicks up from short of length around middle and the ball rushes past the defensive poke and strikes the right elbow.

Ashwin is injured and the physio comes out. It struck him on his right arm

36.6

Johnson to Ashwin, 1 run, full delivery on the pads, rolls behind square-leg

End of over 37 (4 runs) India 166/8
R Ashwin    18* (32b 2x4)      MG Johnson    8-0-34-1
YK Pathan    16* (32b)      DE Bollinger    6-0-29-1

37.1

Krejza to Ashwin, no run, flighted full around off, flicked to short fine-leg

37.2

Krejza to Ashwin, no run, tossed up full, worked to Ponting at midwicket

37.3

Krejza to Ashwin, 1 run, nudges this wide of short fine-leg fielder

37.4

Krejza to Pathan, 1 run, gets back to pull it away and almost steps on to his stumps. he will get a single down to deep midwicket

37.5

Krejza to Ashwin, 1 run, picks a single with a wristy dab to square-leg

37.6

Krejza to Pathan, 1 run, stays back to chop this towards backward point

End of over 38 (4 runs) India 170/8
YK Pathan    18* (34b)      JJ Krejza    9-0-51-1
R Ashwin    20* (36b 2x4)      MG Johnson    8-0-34-1

38.1

Hussey to Pathan, SIX, Massive. He cleared the front foot and heaved this over wide long-on boundary.

38.2

Hussey to Pathan, no run, quickish, outside off, and Yusuf tries to force it to the off side but no wood on leather

38.3

Hussey to Pathan, 1 wide, slips this down the leg side for a wide.

38.3

Hussey to Pathan, SIX, Whack! He leaned forward to crash this one over long-on.

38.4

Hussey to Pathan, 2 runs, goes for the slog sweep and it falls short of the deep midwicket fielder

38.5

Hussey to Pathan, 1 wide, another wide down the leg side as David tries to get it quicker

38.5

Hussey to Pathan, 1 wide, Yet another wide down the leg side!

38.5

Hussey to Pathan, OUT, Out this time! Yusuf goes for the slog sweep and top edges it to Jason at deep midwicket. The crowd fall silent.

YK Pathan c Krejza b Hussey 32 (74m 38b 0x4 2x6) SR: 84.21

38.6

Hussey to Ashwin, no run, beats him a with a floater outside the off stump

End of over 39 (17 runs) India 187/9
R Ashwin    20* (37b 2x4)      DJ Hussey    1-0-17-1
A Nehra    0* (0b)      JJ Krejza    9-0-51-1

Batting Powerplay has been taken after Yusuf Pathan's dismissal

39.1

Krejza to Nehra, no run, fuller outside the off stump. Nehra looks to steer it away and is beaten

39.2

Krejza to Nehra, no run, comes forward and drives it to cover

39.3

Krejza to Nehra, no run, comes forward and drives it back to the bowler

39.4

Krejza to Nehra, FOUR, short outside the off stump. Nehra rocks back and cuts it past the covers for a boundary

39.5

Krejza to Nehra, no run, an inside edge onto his pads this time around

39.6

Krejza to Nehra, 1 run, sweeps to long-leg for a single

End of over 40 (5 runs) India 192/9
A Nehra    5* (6b 1x4)      JJ Krejza    10-0-56-1
R Ashwin    20* (37b 2x4)      DJ Hussey    1-0-17-1

40.1

Hussey to Nehra, 1 run, on the leg stump. Nehra looks to sweep it and gets an edge to short fine-leg for a single

40.2

Hussey to Ashwin, 1 run, comes forward and drives it to long-on for a single

40.3

Hussey to Nehra, 1 run, sweeps it to fine-leg for a single

40.4

Hussey to Ashwin, no run, comes forward and pushes it back to the bowler

40.5

Hussey to Ashwin, 1 run, on the leg stump. Ashwin turns it to midwicket for a single

40.6

Hussey to Nehra, no run, good length ball on the middle stump. Nehra comes forward and defends it to midwicket

End of over 41 (4 runs) India 196/9
A Nehra    7* (9b 1x4)      DJ Hussey    2-0-21-1
R Ashwin    22* (40b 2x4)      JJ Krejza    10-0-56-1

Lee comes back into the attack

41.1

Lee to Ashwin, 1 run, Ashwin is making room as Lee is about to bowl. Lee follows him and pitches it short, in fact he follows. Ashwin gets on top of the bounce and steers it to third-man for a single

41.2

Lee to Nehra, no run, comes forward and looks to defend it. Nehra is beaten by the movement in and beats the outside edge as it settles in the keeper

41.3

Lee to Nehra, 1 run, now this is anti-climax as Nehra drives a fuller ball to mid-off. He runs and the bat gets stuck just before the crease at the bowler's end. His foot seemed to be in the air when the ball hit the stumps. But the replays are not conclusive enough to say that he is out and he stays in the middle

41.4

Lee to Ashwin, 1 run, pushes it to the leg side

41.5

Lee to Nehra, 1 wide, down the leg side and Nehra lets it pass as the 200 of the team comes up

41.5

Lee to Nehra, no run, comes well forward and defends it to the leg side

41.6

Lee to Nehra, 1 run, fends a short ball to fine-leg for a single

End of over 42 (5 runs) India 201/9
A Nehra    9* (13b 1x4)      B Lee    10-1-35-3
R Ashwin    23* (42b 2x4)      DJ Hussey    2-0-21-1

42.1

Hussey to Nehra, 1 run, pushes it to short fine-leg for a single

42.2

Hussey to Ashwin, no run, comes forward and defends it

42.3

Hussey to Ashwin, 1 run, flighted ball on the off stump. Ashwin comes down the track and drives it to extra-cover for a single

42.4

Hussey to Nehra, no run, defends it off the backfoot

42.5

Hussey to Nehra, 1 run, comes forward and drives it to cover for a single

42.6

Hussey to Ashwin, no run, short outside the off stump. Ashwin makes room and looks to cut it away. He is beaten by the turn and throws his head back in frustration

End of over 43 (3 runs) India 204/9
R Ashwin    24* (45b 2x4)      DJ Hussey    3-0-24-1
A Nehra    11* (16b 1x4)      B Lee    10-1-35-3

Johnson back into the attack

43.1

Johnson to Nehra, 1 wide, wide outside the off stump. Johnson is to still set his radar to a good line

43.1

Johnson to Nehra, no run, good length ball outside the off stump. Nehra chases it and the ball beats the outside edge by a whisker

43.2

Johnson to Nehra, FOUR, full-toss outside the off stump. Nehra opens the face of the bat and steers it past the third-man fielder for a boundary

43.3

Johnson to Nehra, FOUR, on the leg stump. Nehra flicks it away to fine-leg for another boundary

43.4

Johnson to Nehra, no run, good length ball outside the off stump. Nehra looks to defend it and the ball beats the outside edge

43.5

Johnson to Nehra, no run, comes forward and drives it to cover

43.6

Johnson to Nehra, no run, yorker on the middle stump. Ashwin comes forward and defends it back to the bowler

End of over 44 (9 runs) India 213/9
A Nehra    19* (22b 3x4)      MG Johnson    9-0-42-1
R Ashwin    24* (45b 2x4)      DJ Hussey    3-0-24-1

44.1

Hussey to Ashwin, 1 run, outside the off stump. Nehra moves across and pushes it to the leg side for a single

44.2

Hussey to Nehra, no run, full-toss on the middle stump. Nehra defends it back to the bowler

44.3

Hussey to Nehra, OUT, short ball on the off stump. Nehra moves back a touch and pulls it to deep midwicket, straight into the hands of a waiting Krejza. So the innings comes to an end. Positive from the innings for India being the way tail rallied around

A Nehra c Krejza b Hussey 19 (21m 24b 3x4 0x6) SR: 79.16

Impressive work from Australia. Lee was outstanding and found enough support from his team-mates to restrict India. Join us in a while for the run chase.

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