Australia tour of India, Tour Match: Indian Board President's XI v Australians at Hyderabad (Deccan), Oct 2-5, 2008
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Toss: Indian Board President's XI won the toss and they will have a bat.

Pitch: Cracks are clearly visible, the grass covering is sparse, a batting paradise.

Hello and welcome to the live coverage of Indian Board President's XI vs Australians at Hyderabad. A much needed practice game for the Aussies before the more important Test match.

Yuvraj Singh: "There can be changes any time in the team, I am sure if anybody performs in this game it won't go unnoticed. Everyone is aware of that. Even if you're not selected, you still have to go there and give 100%."

Tim Nielsen: "The selection for the Bangalore Test is still wide open. We will get a better idea of who has best adjusted to the conditions once this game is over and also see what mix of left-handers and right-handers the Indian team will have. That will also affect the selection of our bowling attack."

I am BInoy George and along with Raghav will be in the hot seat providing the commentary. We hope you enjoy it.

Akash Chopra will be on strike and he will be facing Lee from the Pavilion End. Three slips and a gully in place.

0.1

Lee to Chopra, no run, pitches short of a length and moves away bit wide outside the off stump, Chopra watches it closely and as it is far away, he has nothting to do with it.

0.2

Lee to Chopra, no run, good ball this time pitches the middle stump and was sliding down the leg side as the ball strikes the pad. A loud appeal turned down by umpire Tarapore.

0.3

Lee to Chopra, no run, another good length delivery coming in, strikes the pad just outside the line of the off stump, a stifled appeal.

0.4

Lee to Chopra, no run, wonderful delivery once again, coming in, strikes high on the pad as he came forward.

Lee not bowling at full tilt.

0.5

Lee to Chopra, 1 no ball, oversteps this time, pitches wide outside the off stump and moving further away, left alone through to Haddin.

0.5

Lee to Chopra, no run, this time bit closer but outside the off stump, Chopra lets it go through to Haddin.

0.6

Lee to Chopra, no run, back of a length delivery and hits the bat on the high side and the ball goes to the onside.

The news about Watson is that his illness is not serious.

End of over 1 (1 run) Indian Board President's XI 1/0

    • A Chopra 0 (7b)
    • W Jaffer 0 (0b)
    • B Lee 1-0-1-0

It will be Clark to share the attack.

1.1

Clark to Jaffer, no run, defended off the back foot to the onside.

1.2

Clark to Jaffer, no run, lets the ball go outside the off stump.

1.3

Clark to Jaffer, no run, good ball on target and Jaffer defends to mid-on.

1.4

Clark to Jaffer, FOUR, fuller delivery outside the off stump, finds the outside edge as Jaffer drives, goes in between the gullies to thirdman fence.

1.5

Clark to Jaffer, no run, good length delivery swinging away outside the off stump, Jaffer watches it and lets it go.

1.6

Clark to Jaffer, 2 runs, on the middle and leg and Jaffer works it down to long leg for couple of runs.

End of over 2 (6 runs) Indian Board President's XI 7/0

    • W Jaffer 6 (6b 1x4)
    • A Chopra 0 (7b)
    • SR Clark 1-0-6-0
    • B Lee 1-0-1-0
2.1

Lee to Chopra, no run, good length delivery swinging away from outside the off stump. 138kmph

2.2

Lee to Chopra, no run, back of a length and bit wide outside the off stump, left alone once again.

2.3

Lee to Chopra, 1 no ball, overstepping. Pitches wide outside the off stump and swinging away, left alone.

2.3

Lee to Chopra, 2 runs, fuller delivery and Chopra pushes in the gap through cover for couple of runs.

2.4

Lee to Chopra, no run, good length delivery and Chopra comes nicely forward and defends with an angled bat to point. 142kmph

2.5

Lee to Chopra, no run, short delivery angled down the leg side and Chopra gets inside the line to let the ball go.

2.6

Lee to Chopra, no run, left alone outside the off stump.

End of over 3 (3 runs) Indian Board President's XI 10/0

    • A Chopra 2 (14b)
    • W Jaffer 6 (6b 1x4)
    • B Lee 2-0-4-0
    • SR Clark 1-0-6-0
3.1

Clark to Jaffer, no run, good length delivery in the corridor outside the off stump, Jaffer lets it go.

3.2

Clark to Jaffer, 3 runs, wonderful shot, Jaffer stays in the crease and works it through midwicket to the deep.

Two slips, two gullies and a short leg in place.

3.3

Clark to Chopra, no run, good length delivery and Jaffer defends to short leg.

3.4

Clark to Chopra, FOUR, bad delivery, well played by Chopra. Short delivery angled down the leg side, he gets inside the line and plays it fine to the fence.

3.5

Clark to Chopra, no run, fuller delivery bit wide outside the off stump and swinging away, left alone.

3.6

Clark to Chopra, 1 run, good length delivery, Chopra turns it around behind square leg for an easy single.

End of over 4 (8 runs) Indian Board President's XI 18/0

    • A Chopra 7 (18b 1x4)
    • W Jaffer 9 (8b 1x4)
    • SR Clark 2-0-14-0
    • B Lee 2-0-4-0

Three slips and a gully for Lee.

4.1

Lee to Chopra, no run, plays with soft hands and the ball goes towards gully and Hussey at gully moves quickly and dives to save runs, excellent stuff.

4.2

Lee to Chopra, no run, good length delivery in the corridor outside the off stump, left alone through to Haddin.

4.3

Lee to Chopra, no run, loud appeal for lbw turned down as the ball strikes the pad, it was going down the leg side.

4.4

Lee to Chopra, no run, good delivery and well played with soft hands to gully.

4.5

Lee to Chopra, no run, wide outside the off stump and Chopra moves forward to let the ball go through to Haddin.

4.6

Lee to Chopra, no run, lovely delivery as the ball pitches outside the off stump and moves away ever so slightly to beat the outside edge as Chopra goes for big drive through the off side.

End of over 5 (maiden) Indian Board President's XI 18/0

    • A Chopra 7 (24b 1x4)
    • W Jaffer 9 (8b 1x4)
    • B Lee 3-1-4-0
    • SR Clark 2-0-14-0
5.1

Clark to Jaffer, no run, played down the track.

5.2

Clark to Jaffer, no run, wonderful delivery to beat the outside edge. Pitches just outside the off stump and Jaffer pushes forward and gets beaten.

5.3

Clark to Jaffer, 1 run, bad line from Clark and gets away with it. Down the leg side and Jaffer plays it down to fine leg.

Short leg in place for Chopra.

5.4

Clark to Chopra, no run, back of a length delivery in the corridor outside the off stump, left alone.

5.5

Clark to Chopra, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, once again lets it go.

5.6

Clark to Chopra, no run, good ball outside the off stump, Chopra watches it and lets it go.

End of over 6 (1 run) Indian Board President's XI 19/0

    • A Chopra 7 (27b 1x4)
    • W Jaffer 10 (11b 1x4)
    • SR Clark 3-0-15-0
    • B Lee 3-1-4-0
6.1

Lee to Jaffer, no run, back of a length delivery and Jaffer defends solidly down the track.

6.2

Lee to Jaffer, no run, defended with an angled bat to cover. 138.2 kmph

6.3

Lee to Jaffer, no run, beaten. Pitches back of a length and moves away to beat the outside edge as Jaffer pushes away from his body. Lee has few words with Jaffer.

6.4

Lee to Jaffer, FOUR, the bat does the talking. On the middle and leg and Jaffer does his best, works it through square leg to the fence.

6.5

Lee to Jaffer, no run, too wide outside the off stump and Jaffer has nothing to do with it.

6.6

Lee to Jaffer, no run, that almost squared him up as he looks to work a delivery from the middle stump to the onside.

End of over 7 (4 runs) Indian Board President's XI 23/0

    • W Jaffer 14 (17b 2x4)
    • A Chopra 7 (27b 1x4)
    • B Lee 4-1-8-0
    • SR Clark 3-0-15-0
7.1

Clark to Chopra, FOUR, pitched up delivery outside the off stump and drives beautifully through covers. Leans forward and drives to the fence.

7.2

Clark to Chopra, 3 runs, on the middle and leg and Chopra works it behind to deep-backward square leg.

Clark not getting his line right.

7.3

Clark to Jaffer, no run, pitches back of a length and bit wide outside the off stump, does not carry to the keeper as the ball is left alone.

7.4

Clark to Jaffer, 2 runs, moves forward and drives square behind the wicket to the deep, Clarke and Hussey chase after it. Clarke pulls it in and gives to Hussey to throw it in.

7.5

Clark to Jaffer, no run, good length delivery in the corridor outside the off stump, left alone.

7.6

Clark to Jaffer, no run, good delivery in the corridor outside the off stump, once again left alone.

End of over 8 (9 runs) Indian Board President's XI 32/0

    • W Jaffer 16 (21b 2x4)
    • A Chopra 14 (29b 2x4)
    • SR Clark 4-0-24-0
    • B Lee 4-1-8-0
8.1

Lee to Chopra, no run, short delivery and Chopra defends it down square of the wicket on the off side.

8.2

Lee to Chopra, no run, another short delivery and this time Chopra up on his toes defends towards gully.

8.3

Lee to Chopra, no run, fuller delivery this time, Chopra is alert and he drives down the track.

8.4

Lee to Chopra, no run, another full delivery swinging away, Chopra does well to let it go through to Haddin.

8.5

Lee to Chopra, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, left alone.

8.6

Lee to Chopra, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, left alone.

End of over 9 (maiden) Indian Board President's XI 32/0

    • A Chopra 14 (35b 2x4)
    • W Jaffer 16 (21b 2x4)
    • B Lee 5-2-8-0
    • SR Clark 4-0-24-0
9.1

Clark to Jaffer, no run, back of a length delivery outside the off stump and Jaffer defends to the off side.

9.2

Clark to Jaffer, no run, fuller delivery driven to mid-off.

Two slips and a gully in place.

9.3

Clark to Jaffer, no run, beaten. Pitches back of a length and moves away to beat the outside edge as Jaffer pushes off the back foot.

9.4

Clark to Jaffer, 2 runs, worked away from the off and middle to deep-midwicket for couple of runs.

9.5

Clark to Jaffer, no run, a wayward delivery too wide outside the off stump, Jaffer stays calm and lets the ball go through to Haddin.

9.6

Clark to Jaffer, no run, again too wide outside the off stump, Jaffer comes forward and lets the ball go through to Haddin.

End of over 10 (2 runs) Indian Board President's XI 34/0

    • W Jaffer 18 (27b 2x4)
    • A Chopra 14 (35b 2x4)
    • SR Clark 5-0-26-0
    • B Lee 5-2-8-0

Johnson replaces Lee from the Pavilion End. Ponting having a chat with him about the field. Two slips, a wide third slip and a gully in place.

10.1

Johnson to Chopra, 1 no ball, starts off with a noball, angled delivery outside the off stump, drives and gets beaten.

10.1

Johnson to Chopra, no run, good length delivery angled across, was bit wide and Chopra lets it go.

10.2

Johnson to Chopra, no run, good length delivery defended on the front foot to the off side.

10.3

Johnson to Chopra, FOUR, lovely shot from Chopra. Width outside the off stump and he leans forward and drives square behind the wicket on the off side to the fence.

10.4

Johnson to Chopra, no run, back of a length delivery on the off stump and Chopra defends to the off side.

10.5

Johnson to Chopra, no run, good tight line this time from Johnson as Chopra pushes to mid-on.

10.6

Johnson to Chopra, no run, good delivery back of a length and Chopra defends to the off side. Hits high on the bat.

End of over 11 (5 runs) Indian Board President's XI 39/0

    • A Chopra 18 (42b 3x4)
    • W Jaffer 18 (27b 2x4)
    • MG Johnson 1-0-5-0
    • SR Clark 5-0-26-0

Not much crowd in as yet, as today being a public holiday.

11.1

Clark to Jaffer, no run, fuller delivery and Jaffer not getting his timing right, pushes to mid-on.

11.2

Clark to Jaffer, 1 run, worked away through square leg to the deep for a single.

11.3

Clark to Chopra, no run, short delivery defended with an angled bat to the off side.

11.4

Clark to Chopra, 1 run, played to short fine leg for a single.

11.5

Clark to Jaffer, no run, defended solidly to the off side.

11.6

Clark to Jaffer, OUT, caught! Sets him up with the short delivery, goes for the hook and gets it down to fine leg and Johnson had to run few paces to take the catch.

W Jaffer c Johnson b Clark 19 (31b 2x4 0x6) SR: 61.29

Time for a break as drinks are on the field. A good breakthrough for the Aussies getting the wicket of Jaffer.

Badrinath is the new batsman but it will be Chopra on strike.

End of over 12 (2 runs) Indian Board President's XI 41/1

    • A Chopra 19 (44b 3x4)
    • SR Clark 6-0-28-1
    • MG Johnson 1-0-5-0
12.1

Johnson to Chopra, no run, pushes to the off side on the front foot, a loud call of "no" from Chopra.

12.2

Johnson to Chopra, FOUR, good shot, leans forward and opens the face off the bat and plays through point to the fence.

12.3

Johnson to Chopra, no run, good tight delivery from Johnson, Chopra blocks it down the track.

12.4

Johnson to Chopra, no run, defended from the crease with an angled bat towards gully.

12.5

Johnson to Chopra, 1 run, moves forward and pushes square of the wicket on the off side.

Two slips, a wide third slip and a gully in place.

12.6

Johnson to Badrinath, no run, welcomes him with a short delivery and Badrinath jumps up to defend it down. That was a quick delivery. His fastest today has been 147.2 kmph.

End of over 13 (5 runs) Indian Board President's XI 46/1

    • S Badrinath 0 (1b)
    • A Chopra 24 (49b 4x4)
    • MG Johnson 2-0-10-0
    • SR Clark 6-0-28-1

A man at leg slip for Chopra.

13.1

Clark to Chopra, 1 run, on the leg stump, moves inside the line and plays it fine but the leg slip comes into play.

13.2

Clark to Badrinath, no run, back of a length and too wide outside the off stump, left alone.

13.3

Clark to Badrinath, 2 runs, well played by Badrinath. Moves forward and opens the face off the bat to play it in the gap through backward point to the deep.

13.4

Clark to Badrinath, no run, good length delivery and Badrinath defends on the front foot to mid-on.

13.5

Clark to Badrinath, no run, good bouncer and Badrinath watches it to duck under it.

13.6

Clark to Badrinath, no run, good length delivery on target, defended to the off side.

End of over 14 (3 runs) Indian Board President's XI 49/1

    • S Badrinath 2 (6b)
    • A Chopra 25 (50b 4x4)
    • SR Clark 7-0-31-1
    • MG Johnson 2-0-10-0
14.1

Johnson to Chopra, no run, Chopra pushes forward and gets the inside half off the bat and goes to square leg.

14.2

Johnson to Chopra, no run, good ball back of a length, defended with soft hands square of the wicket on the off side.

14.3

Johnson to Chopra, no run, fuller delivery and Chopra drives to mid-off, where Lee picks up the ball and puts in a throw to break the stumps at the strikers end but the batsman was in.

14.4

Johnson to Chopra, no run, leans foward and drives to mid-off.

14.5

Johnson to Chopra, no run, back of a length delivery, plays with an angled bat towards gully, Chopra not happy with the shot.

14.6

Johnson to Chopra, OUT, lbw! Back of a length delivery, pitches on the leg stump and coming in, Chopra is struck on the pad as he is beaten by pace. Loud appeal and umpire Tarapore nods in favour of the bowler.

A Chopra lbw b Johnson 25 (56b 4x4 0x6) SR: 44.64

End of over 15 (wicket maiden) Indian Board President's XI 49/2

    • S Badrinath 2 (6b)
    • MG Johnson 3-1-10-1
    • SR Clark 7-0-31-1

Yuvraj is the new batsman but it will be Badrinath on strike.

15.1

Clark to Badrinath, no run, defended to the onside.

15.2

Clark to Badrinath, no run, pushes square of the wicket on the off side.

15.3

Clark to Badrinath, 4 leg byes, bad delivery from Clark, strays down the leg side and Badrinath fails to gets some bat on it, takes the pad and down to the fine leg fence for leg byes.

15.4

Clark to Badrinath, no run, good length delivery defended on the front foot to the off side.

15.5

Clark to Badrinath, no run, sends down a bouncer and Badrinath ducks under it.

15.6

Clark to Badrinath, no run, pushes to the off side on the front foot.

End of over 16 (4 runs, maiden) Indian Board President's XI 53/2

    • S Badrinath 2 (12b)
    • Yuvraj Singh 0 (0b)
    • SR Clark 8-1-31-1
    • MG Johnson 3-1-10-1

We apologize for the loss in coverage due to some technical difficulties, we will be back with you when everything is sorted out.

16.1

Johnson to Yuvraj Singh, no run

16.2

Johnson to Yuvraj Singh, no run

16.3

Johnson to Yuvraj Singh, no run

16.4

Johnson to Yuvraj Singh, no run

16.5

Johnson to Yuvraj Singh, no run

16.6

Johnson to Yuvraj Singh, no run

End of over 17 (maiden) Indian Board President's XI 53/2

    • Yuvraj Singh 0 (6b)
    • S Badrinath 2 (12b)
    • MG Johnson 4-2-10-1
    • SR Clark 8-1-31-1

Peter Siddle comes into the attack.

17.1

Siddle to Badrinath, no run, pushes on the front foot to mid-off.

17.2

Siddle to Badrinath, no run, plays to the off side.

17.3

Siddle to Badrinath, no run, defended on the front foot to the off side.

17.4

Siddle to Badrinath, no run, back of a length delivery defended to mid-on.

17.5

Siddle to Badrinath, no run, inside edges onto the pad and the ball goes to square leg.

17.6

Siddle to Badrinath, no run, good delivery pitches outside the off stump and comes in, gets an inside edge as Badrinath plays forward.

End of over 18 (maiden) Indian Board President's XI 53/2

    • S Badrinath 2 (18b)
    • Yuvraj Singh 0 (6b)
    • PM Siddle 1-1-0-0
    • MG Johnson 4-2-10-1
18.1

Johnson to Yuvraj Singh, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, left alone through to Haddin.

18.2

Johnson to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, lovely shot from Yuvraj, stand and deliver. Leans forward and drives on the up and right in the gap between extra cover and mid-off to the fence.

18.3

Johnson to Yuvraj Singh, no run, good length delivery defended to the off side.

18.4

Johnson to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short delivery and Yuvraj defends to cover.

A lone slip and a gully in place. A short extra cover in too.

18.5

Johnson to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, short delivery punched off the back foot in the gap to cover for a single.

Problems with the sightscreen at the Pavilion End.

18.6

Johnson to Badrinath, no run, defended square of the wicket on the off side.

End of over 19 (5 runs) Indian Board President's XI 58/2

    • S Badrinath 2 (19b)
    • Yuvraj Singh 5 (11b 1x4)
    • MG Johnson 5-2-15-1
    • PM Siddle 1-1-0-0
19.1

Siddle to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, full delivery and Yuvraj pushes in the gap to the left of mid-on for a single, good effort by Lee.

19.2

Siddle to Badrinath, no run, good ball coming in, Badrinath plays square of the wicket on the onside.

19.3

Siddle to Badrinath, OUT, lbw! Siddle strikes, a good length delivery coming in from outside the off stump, Badrinath is caught in the crease as he looks to play to the onside, misses it and the ball strikes the pad in line, a loud appeal and umpire Saheba lifts his finger.

S Badrinath lbw b Siddle 2 (21b 0x4 0x6) SR: 9.52

Indian Board President's XI are in trouble at 59 for 3 as Rohit Sharma walks in.

19.4

Siddle to Sharma, no run, back of a length delivery outside the off stump, left alone.

19.5

Siddle to Sharma, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, gets an inside edge as he defends to the off side.

19.6

Siddle to Sharma, no run, punches to the off side. Ends an eventful over.

End of over 20 (1 run) Indian Board President's XI 59/3

    • RG Sharma 0 (3b)
    • Yuvraj Singh 6 (12b 1x4)
    • PM Siddle 2-1-1-1
    • MG Johnson 5-2-15-1
20.1

Johnson to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short delivery outside the off stump and Yuvraj up on his toes defends to the off side.

20.2

Johnson to Yuvraj Singh, no run, opens the face off the bat and plays square of the wicket on the off side.

20.3

Johnson to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, lovely delivery from Johnson, an away movement and Yuvraj is squared up, gets the outside edge wide of the slips and down to thirdman fence.

20.4

Johnson to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, lovely shot, was in the slot and Yuvraj does the rest. Pitched up delivery and he drives it down the ground past mid-on to the fence.

20.5

Johnson to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short delivery outside the off stump and he watches it well to let it go.

20.6

Johnson to Yuvraj Singh, no run, opens the face off the bat and plays towards gully.

End of over 21 (8 runs) Indian Board President's XI 67/3

    • Yuvraj Singh 14 (18b 3x4)
    • RG Sharma 0 (3b)
    • MG Johnson 6-2-23-1
    • PM Siddle 2-1-1-1
21.1

Siddle to Sharma, no run, defended on the front foot to mid-off.

21.2

Siddle to Sharma, no run, back of a length delivery and coming in, Rohit pushes it down the track.

21.3

Siddle to Sharma, no run, works it from off and middle to the onside.

Two slips and a gully in place.

21.4

Siddle to Sharma, no run, back of a length delivery coming in and Rohit Sharma punches to the off side.

21.5

Siddle to Sharma, no run, defended on the track.

21.6

Siddle to Sharma, no run, plays from the crease and defends to the off side.

End of over 22 (maiden) Indian Board President's XI 67/3

    • RG Sharma 0 (9b)
    • Yuvraj Singh 14 (18b 3x4)
    • PM Siddle 3-2-1-1
    • MG Johnson 6-2-23-1

Change in the bowling, Spin now, Krejza comes into the attack. Lot of noise from the few people present in the stands. Crowd are filtering in slowly.

Coming round the wicket.

22.1

Krejza to Yuvraj Singh, 2 no balls, starts off with a noball, down the leg side and Yuvraj looking to lap it around, misses it and Haddin fails to gather it, they take a bye.

Comes over the wicket to Rohit Sharma.

22.1

Krejza to Sharma, no run, a wide juicy full toss and Rohit Sharma plays it along the ground straight to the fielder.

22.2

Krejza to Sharma, no run, pushes to the off side.

22.3

Krejza to Sharma, no run, defended down the track.

22.4

Krejza to Sharma, FOUR, a wide full toss and Rohit Sharma this time does put it away, drives through extra cover to the fence.

22.5

Krejza to Sharma, 1 run, pushes in the gap through extra cover for a single.

back around the wicket for Yuvraj.

22.6

Krejza to Yuvraj Singh, no run, comes forward and defends square of the wicket on the off side.

End of over 23 (7 runs) Indian Board President's XI 74/3

    • Yuvraj Singh 14 (20b 3x4)
    • RG Sharma 5 (14b 1x4)
    • JJ Krejza 1-0-7-0
    • PM Siddle 3-2-1-1
23.1

Siddle to Sharma, no run, defended with a straight bat to the onside.

23.2

Siddle to Sharma, FOUR, skews off the outside edge as Rohit Sharma looks to open the face off the bat, goes down to thirdman fence.

23.3

Siddle to Sharma, no run, looking to drive through the off side, gets the inside half off the bat and goes down the track. A mistimed shot.

23.4

Siddle to Sharma, no run, moves forward and pushes to mid-off.

23.5

Siddle to Sharma, no run, pushes on the front foot to mid-on.

Siddle has been bowling around the 135 kmph mark.

23.6

Siddle to Sharma, no run, wide outside the off stump, left alone through to Haddin.

End of over 24 (4 runs) Indian Board President's XI 78/3

    • RG Sharma 9 (20b 2x4)
    • Yuvraj Singh 14 (20b 3x4)
    • PM Siddle 4-2-5-1
    • JJ Krejza 1-0-7-0
24.1

Krejza to Yuvraj Singh, no run, tosses it right up and Yuvraj drives to mid-on along the ground straight to the fielder.

24.2

Krejza to Yuvraj Singh, no run, driven back down the track.

24.3

Krejza to Yuvraj Singh, no run, moves back and drives to extra cover.

24.4

Krejza to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, tosses it right up on the off stump and Yuvraj drives to mid-off for Hussey to field.

Three fielders around the bat.

24.5

Krejza to Sharma, 1 run, moves forward and pushes in the gap at cover for a single.

Last ball before lunch.

24.6

Krejza to Yuvraj Singh, no run, comes forward and defends down the track.

Lunch day 1: Australians have done well to strangle the runs to restrict the Indian Board President's XI, 80 for 3 at Lunch. Clark, Johnson and Siddle picking up the wickets. Please do join us after the lunch break at 12:10 pm local time (06:40 GMT).

End of over 25 (2 runs) Indian Board President's XI 80/3

    • Yuvraj Singh 15 (25b 3x4)
    • RG Sharma 10 (21b 2x4)
    • JJ Krejza 2-0-9-0
    • PM Siddle 4-2-5-1

Honours were in favour of Australia in the first session and lets see how this session progresses Siddle to start the proceedings to Rohit

25.1

Siddle to Sharma, no run, fuller length delivery to start off with. Rohit leans into the drive but hits it to cover fielder

25.2

Siddle to Sharma, no run, short delivery on the off stump, Rohit gets onto the backfoot and plays it down with soft hands and looks up for an approval from his captain, which does not come

25.3

Siddle to Sharma, no run, short delivery on the off stump, comes in quicker than anticipated as he gets in the bat pretty late into the line of the delivery

25.4

Siddle to Sharma, FOUR, edged! Siddle bowls one short outside off and Rohit looks to push it away in front of the wicket but instead gets an outside edge to third man for a lucky boundary

25.5

Siddle to Sharma, no run, on the good length outside off, Rohit gets an inside edge to the leg side

25.6

Siddle to Sharma, no run, on the middle stump, Rohit defends it back to the bowler

End of over 26 (4 runs) Indian Board President's XI 84/3

    • RG Sharma 14 (27b 3x4)
    • Yuvraj Singh 15 (25b 3x4)
    • PM Siddle 5-2-9-1
    • JJ Krejza 2-0-9-0

Mitchell Johnson from the other end

26.1

Johnson to Yuvraj Singh, no run, outside the off stump, Yuvraj plays it to cover on the frontfoot

26.2

Johnson to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, gets it to jag back in, Yuvraj gets onto the backfoot and pushes it on the leg side to hand the strike back to Rohit

26.3

Johnson to Sharma, no run, fuller outside the off stump, Rohit does not quite time it as he drives it to mid off

26.4

Johnson to Sharma, no run, on the middle and leg, Rohit presents a dead bat as the ball rolls onto the leg side

26.5

Johnson to Sharma, 1 run, read and butter for Rohit as Johnson pitches one on the leg stump and he gently nudges it away to fine leg for a single

26.6

Johnson to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short and climbing into Yuvraj, who does well to stand tall and get on top of the delivery and play it down back onto the pitch

End of over 27 (2 runs) Indian Board President's XI 86/3

    • Yuvraj Singh 16 (28b 3x4)
    • RG Sharma 15 (30b 3x4)
    • MG Johnson 7-2-25-1
    • PM Siddle 5-2-9-1
27.1

Siddle to Sharma, no run, good length outside the off stump, Rohit reaches to the pitch of the delivery and lets it go to the keeper

27.2

Siddle to Sharma, FOUR, width given and a touch short outside off, enough for Rohit to rock back and drive it past the square point for a boundary

27.3

Siddle to Sharma, no run, fuller on the leg stump, this time Rohit flicks it but an exceptional fielding effort by Katich at midwicket prevents a boundary

27.4

Siddle to Sharma, 3 runs, width outside the off stump again, this time around Rohit gets onto the front foot and drives it away from the body to sweeper on the off side to pick up three runs for himself

27.5

Siddle to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, oriental flair there as Yuvraj flicks a delivery on the leg stump to midwicket delivery. Clarke, tried his best to limit the damage but it was futile as the shot was hit with impeccable timing

27.6

Siddle to Yuvraj Singh, no run, outside off, defends on the frontfoot

End of over 28 (11 runs) Indian Board President's XI 97/3

    • Yuvraj Singh 20 (30b 4x4)
    • RG Sharma 22 (34b 4x4)
    • PM Siddle 6-2-20-1
    • MG Johnson 7-2-25-1
28.1

Johnson to Sharma, 1 run, on the leg stump, Rohit flicks it to deep square leg for a single

28.2

Johnson to Yuvraj Singh, 3 runs, on a good length outside the off stump, Yuvraj unleashes the drive through cover. Only an athletic stop at sweeper on the off side by Clarke prevents him from getting a boundary

28.3

Johnson to Sharma, no run, on the off and middle, Rohit defends on the frontfoot

28.4

Johnson to Sharma, 1 run, fuller outside the off stump, Rohit pulls out the drive this time. Sweeper on the off side allows them only a single

28.5

Johnson to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, on the off stump, a packed off side field has Yuvraj looking for other avenues as he plays it with soft hands to the leg side for a single

28.6

Johnson to Sharma, no run, outside the off stump and left alone by Rohit

End of over 29 (6 runs) Indian Board President's XI 103/3

    • RG Sharma 24 (38b 4x4)
    • Yuvraj Singh 24 (32b 4x4)
    • MG Johnson 8-2-31-1
    • PM Siddle 6-2-20-1
29.1

Siddle to Yuvraj Singh, no run, fuller outside the off stump, Yuvraj stands tall and pushes it towards point

29.2

Siddle to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short ball and outside the off stump, Yuvraj looks to pull it away on the leg side but is beaten by the pace on it. He looks pretty clumsy playing the shot.

29.3

Siddle to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, now when you can do that to bowlers, it's pretty simple. Good length delivery dispatched through covers. Yuvraj looks majestic, playing this shot and is looking in good touch too

29.4

Siddle to Yuvraj Singh, no run, on the middle stump, defended back onto the pitch

29.5

Siddle to Yuvraj Singh, no run, on the off stump, Yuvraj drives it to mid on

29.6

Siddle to Yuvraj Singh, no run, outside the off stump, left alone by Yuvraj

End of over 30 (4 runs) Indian Board President's XI 107/3

    • Yuvraj Singh 28 (38b 5x4)
    • RG Sharma 24 (38b 4x4)
    • PM Siddle 7-2-24-1
    • MG Johnson 8-2-31-1
30.1

Johnson to Sharma, no run, good ball back of a length coming in, Rohit Sharma stands in the crease and defends back down the track.

30.2

Johnson to Sharma, no run, leans forward and pushes to extra cover.

30.3

Johnson to Sharma, no run, moves forward and drives to mid-off.

30.4

Johnson to Sharma, 2 runs, on the pads and Rohit Sharma works it behind square leg to the deep for couple of runs.

30.5

Johnson to Sharma, 2 runs, on the pads once again and he plays to deep-backward square leg to Siddle.

30.6

Johnson to Sharma, no run, fuller delivery angled across and Rohit Sharma goes for the big drive through the off side and gets beaten. A loud appeal for a caught-behind turned down, the sound was the bat hitting the ground.

End of over 31 (4 runs) Indian Board President's XI 111/3

    • RG Sharma 28 (44b 4x4)
    • Yuvraj Singh 28 (38b 5x4)
    • MG Johnson 9-2-35-1
    • PM Siddle 7-2-24-1

Coming round the wicket

31.1

Siddle to Yuvraj Singh, no run, defended to the off side.

31.2

Siddle to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, good ball back of a length and Yuvraj looking to force it through the onside, gets an inside edge to the onside.

Slip and a gully in place. Back over the wicket for Rohit Sharma.

31.3

Siddle to Sharma, no run, good length delivery defended to mid-off.

31.4

Siddle to Sharma, FOUR, lovely shot through the off side. Leans forward and drives through covers to the fence.

31.5

Siddle to Sharma, no run, lovely delivery from Siddle, pitches and moves away to beat the outside edge as Rohit Sharma drives.

31.6

Siddle to Sharma, 1 run, works it from middle and leg behind square leg for a single.

End of over 32 (6 runs) Indian Board President's XI 117/3

    • RG Sharma 33 (48b 5x4)
    • Yuvraj Singh 29 (40b 5x4)
    • PM Siddle 8-2-30-1
    • MG Johnson 9-2-35-1
32.1

Johnson to Sharma, no run, short of a length delivery angled wide outside the off stump, left alone through to Haddin.

32.2

Johnson to Sharma, no run, plays with an angled bat towards gully.

32.3

Johnson to Sharma, no run, good sharp bouncer from Johnson, that surprised Rohit Sharma, gets out of the line of the delivery in time.

32.4

Johnson to Sharma, no run, good short delivery on line and Rohit Sharma stands in the crease and defends square of the wicket on the off side with an angled bat.

32.5

Johnson to Sharma, no run, defends with a straight bat to the off side.

32.6

Johnson to Sharma, no run, moves forward and drives along the ground to extra cover.

End of over 33 (maiden) Indian Board President's XI 117/3

    • RG Sharma 33 (54b 5x4)
    • Yuvraj Singh 29 (40b 5x4)
    • MG Johnson 10-3-35-1
    • PM Siddle 8-2-30-1

Change in the bowling, Clark comes back into the attack replacing Siddle, will be coming round the wicket.

33.1

Clark to Yuvraj Singh, no run, good length delivery defended to the off side.

Slip, gully and short extra cover in place.

33.2

Clark to Yuvraj Singh, no run, comes in from outside the off stump, cramps up Yuvraj as he looks to play to the onside.

33.3

Clark to Yuvraj Singh, no run, good length delivery coming in from outside the off stump, once again cramping in for space, defended down the track to mid-on.

33.4

Clark to Yuvraj Singh, no run, good length delivery coming in from outside the off stump, Yuvraj watches it and shoulders arms.

33.5

Clark to Yuvraj Singh, no run, moves forward to a delivery pitched outside the off stump and coming in, defended to the off side.

33.6

Clark to Yuvraj Singh, no run, slower delivery bit fuller and bit wide outside the off stump, goes for the drive and gets the outside edge along the ground to slip.

End of over 34 (maiden) Indian Board President's XI 117/3

    • Yuvraj Singh 29 (46b 5x4)
    • RG Sharma 33 (54b 5x4)
    • SR Clark 9-2-31-1
    • MG Johnson 10-3-35-1
34.1

Johnson to Sharma, 3 runs, on the pads and worked nicely through midwicket to the deep, Clarke chases after it and pulls it in.

Fine leg in place.

34.2

Johnson to Yuvraj Singh, OUT, caught! A soft and strange dismissal. Johnson digs in a short delivery at a slower pace and Yuvraj initially looking to pull, withdraws to leave the delivery but is too late as the ball has taken the outside edge and balloons up behind the wicket and Hussey at gully takes the catch.

Yuvraj Singh c Hussey b Johnson 29 (47b 5x4 0x6) SR: 61.70

Kohli is the new batsman and he will be facing Johnson.

34.3

Johnson to Kohli, no run, good length delivery angled across, left alone through to Haddin. 146 kmph

34.4

Johnson to Kohli, no run, defends with an angled bat to gully.

34.5

Johnson to Kohli, no run, defended to the off side.

34.6

Johnson to Kohli, no run, plays with an open face behind the wicket.

End of over 35 (3 runs) Indian Board President's XI 120/4

    • V Kohli 0 (4b)
    • RG Sharma 36 (55b 5x4)
    • MG Johnson 11-3-38-2
    • SR Clark 9-2-31-1
35.1

Clark to Sharma, no run, good length delivery defended to the off side.

35.2

Clark to Sharma, FOUR, short delivery and Rohit Sharma pulls in front of the wicket through midwicket to the fence.

35.3

Clark to Sharma, no run, pushes to the onside.

35.4

Clark to Sharma, no run, back of a length delivery and Rohit pushes to the off side.

Haddin calling for a Helmet, so that he can stand upto the stumps, here comes the helmet.

35.5

Clark to Sharma, no run, driven back down the track.

35.6

Clark to Sharma, no run, lovely delivery from Clark and good work from Haddin. Pitches outside the off stump and moves away to beat the outside edge off the bat as Rohit drives.

End of over 36 (4 runs) Indian Board President's XI 124/4

    • RG Sharma 40 (61b 6x4)
    • V Kohli 0 (4b)
    • SR Clark 10-2-35-1
    • MG Johnson 11-3-38-2
36.1

Johnson to Kohli, 1 run, plays with soft hands square of the wicket on the off side and takes off for a single.

36.2

Johnson to Sharma, 1 run, another single taken as it is played this time to the onside.

Two slips and a gully in place.

36.3

Johnson to Kohli, no run, good length delivery defended to the off side.

36.4

Johnson to Kohli, no run, moves forward and drives past the diving extra cover to mid-off.

36.5

Johnson to Kohli, no run, sends down a short delivery angled across and Kohli sways from the line of the delivery.

36.6

Johnson to Kohli, no run, good positive stride forward and drives well to mid-off.

End of over 37 (2 runs) Indian Board President's XI 126/4

    • V Kohli 1 (9b)
    • RG Sharma 41 (62b 6x4)
    • MG Johnson 12-3-40-2
    • SR Clark 10-2-35-1

Clark continues with Haddin standing up.

37.1

Clark to Sharma, no run, punches off the back foot to mid-off.

37.2

Clark to Sharma, no run, pushes on the front foot to the off side.

37.3

Clark to Sharma, no run, stands in the crease and punches to Ponting at extra cover.

37.4

Clark to Sharma, FOUR, width outside the off stump and Rohit cuts hard behind point to the fence.

37.5

Clark to Sharma, FOUR, again wide from Clark. Rohit cuts away from his body and gets the outside edge down to thirdman fence and moves upto 49.

37.6

Clark to Sharma, SIX, good shot to bring up his 50, his 7th first-class fifty. Lofts it down the ground wide of long-on and over the fence for maximum.

A break for drinks. Indian Board President's XI making a move now.

End of over 38 (14 runs) Indian Board President's XI 140/4

    • RG Sharma 55 (68b 8x4 1x6)
    • V Kohli 1 (9b)
    • SR Clark 11-2-49-1
    • MG Johnson 12-3-40-2
38.1

Johnson to Kohli, no run, digs in a bouncer and Kohli ducks under it.

38.2

Johnson to Kohli, no run, good short stuff from Johnson, was too quick for Kohli as he fends it off to the off side, not convincing.

38.3

Johnson to Kohli, no run, defended with an angled bat to the off side.

38.4

Johnson to Kohli, no run, moves forward and defends to the off side.

38.5

Johnson to Kohli, no run, short delivery defended.

coming round the wicket.

38.6

Johnson to Kohli, no run, short delivery angled in, defended to the off side.

End of over 39 (maiden) Indian Board President's XI 140/4

    • V Kohli 1 (15b)
    • RG Sharma 55 (68b 8x4 1x6)
    • MG Johnson 13-4-40-2
    • SR Clark 11-2-49-1
39.1

Clark to Sharma, no run, pushes to mid-on.

39.2

Clark to Sharma, no run, pushes on the front foot to the onside.

39.3

Clark to Sharma, 1 run, a slower delivery, pushes to mid-off and takes off for a quick single, Lee quickly picks up the ball and throws, misses the stumps, that was a close thing for a run out.

39.4

Clark to Kohli, no run, a terrible delivery down the leg side, Kohli misses it and through to Haddin.

39.5

Clark to Kohli, no run, left alone outside the off stump.

39.6

Clark to Kohli, no run, good length delivery defended to the onside.

End of over 40 (1 run) Indian Board President's XI 141/4

    • V Kohli 1 (18b)
    • RG Sharma 56 (71b 8x4 1x6)
    • SR Clark 12-2-50-1
    • MG Johnson 13-4-40-2

Lee back for his second spell, replaces Johnson.

40.1

Lee to Sharma, no run, defended from the crease to the off side.

40.2

Lee to Sharma, no run, short of a length delivery and Rohit defends to the off side to cover.

40.3

Lee to Sharma, no run, punches back to the bowler and an aggressive Lee looks to throw down the stumps at Rohit's end.

40.4

Lee to Sharma, no run, moves forward and drives to extra cover.

40.5

Lee to Sharma, 4 byes, short delivery and Rohit sways from the line and an awkward bounce for Haddin, goes to the fence for byes.

40.6

Lee to Sharma, 1 run, short and wide outside the off stump, Rohit cuts it down to thirdman.

End of over 41 (5 runs) Indian Board President's XI 146/4

    • RG Sharma 57 (77b 8x4 1x6)
    • V Kohli 1 (18b)
    • B Lee 6-2-9-0
    • SR Clark 12-2-50-1
41.1

Clark to Sharma, no run, good length delivery defended to the off side.

41.2

Clark to Sharma, no run, another tight delivery on target and Rohit blocks down the track.

Two men at short midwicet and short mid-on on the onside.

41.3

Clark to Sharma, 2 runs, moves forward and drives in the gap between extra cover and mid-off, a fumble by Johnson allows the single.

41.4

Clark to Sharma, no run, leans forward and drives to Hayden at extra cover.

41.5

Clark to Sharma, no run, wide outside the off stump, Rohit plays away from his body and cuts to point.

41.6

Clark to Sharma, no run, slower delivery and Rohit defends to the short mid-on.

End of over 42 (2 runs) Indian Board President's XI 148/4

    • RG Sharma 59 (83b 8x4 1x6)
    • V Kohli 1 (18b)
    • SR Clark 13-2-52-1
    • B Lee 6-2-9-0
42.1

Lee to Kohli, FOUR, short and width for Kohli, cuts hit hard behind point to the fence, that was smashed.

42.2

Lee to Kohli, no run, moves forward and defends with an angled bat to point.

42.3

Lee to Kohli, no run, fuller from Lee and Kohli drives to mid-off.

42.4

Lee to Kohli, no run, good length delivery and Kohli pushes to the off side. 143.6 kmph

42.5

Lee to Kohli, no run, on the legs, off the pad to Haddin behind the wicket.

42.6

Lee to Kohli, no run, full delivery driven to Clark at mid-on.

End of over 43 (4 runs) Indian Board President's XI 152/4

    • V Kohli 5 (24b 1x4)
    • RG Sharma 59 (83b 8x4 1x6)
    • B Lee 7-2-13-0
    • SR Clark 13-2-52-1
43.1

Clark to Sharma, no run, good length delivery defended to the off side. 113 kmph

43.2

Clark to Sharma, no run, moves forward and pushes to Hayden at extra cover.

43.3

Clark to Sharma, no run, good length delivery defended square of the wicket on the off side.

43.4

Clark to Sharma, no run, tight in defense is Rohit Sharma, played to the off side.

43.5

Clark to Sharma, no run, works to the onside.

43.6

Clark to Sharma, no run, good length delivery defended to the off side.

End of over 44 (maiden) Indian Board President's XI 152/4

    • RG Sharma 59 (89b 8x4 1x6)
    • V Kohli 5 (24b 1x4)
    • SR Clark 14-3-52-1
    • B Lee 7-2-13-0
44.1

Lee to Kohli, no run, short delivery defended from the crease to the onside.

44.2

Lee to Kohli, no run, fuller delivery and Rohit leans forward and drives to Hayden at extra cover.

44.3

Lee to Kohli, 1 run, pushes square of the wicket on the off side for a single.

44.4

Lee to Sharma, no run, sends down a bouncer and Rohit sways from the line and through to Haddin.

44.5

Lee to Sharma, FOUR, plays away from his body as he drives and gets an inside edge past Haddin and down to fine leg fence.

44.6

Lee to Sharma, no run, good ball, jagged back in from outside the off stump, gets the inside half of the bat and goes to the onside.

End of over 45 (5 runs) Indian Board President's XI 157/4

    • RG Sharma 63 (92b 9x4 1x6)
    • V Kohli 6 (27b 1x4)
    • B Lee 8-2-18-0
    • SR Clark 14-3-52-1
45.1

Clark to Kohli, 2 runs, on the middle and leg and Rohit works it down to fine leg, Lee runs around to field the ball.

45.2

Clark to Kohli, no run, good length delivery defended to the off side.

45.3

Clark to Kohli, no run, good length delivery defended to short mid-on, fielded by Ponting.

45.4

Clark to Kohli, no run, slower and fuller delivery, driven down the track and Ponting gets a foot to it.

45.5

Clark to Kohli, no run, driven square of the wicket on the off side.

45.6

Clark to Kohli, FOUR, width outside the off stump and Kohli strikes it well through covers and the ball races to the fence as the fielder chases in vain.

End of over 46 (6 runs) Indian Board President's XI 163/4

    • V Kohli 12 (33b 2x4)
    • RG Sharma 63 (92b 9x4 1x6)
    • SR Clark 15-3-58-1
    • B Lee 8-2-18-0
46.1

Lee to Sharma, no run, dropped! Slower delivery from Lee and Rohit pushes forward and the ball lobs up to the left of Lee as he was following through and the ball avoids his fingers.

46.2

Lee to Sharma, no run, plays to the onside.

46.3

Lee to Sharma, 3 runs, punched nicely off the back foot thorugh extra cover to the deep and Krejza runs around, dives and fields the ball.

The Australians are not happy with the ball and the replacement ball is being called for by the umpires.

The ball has been changed.

46.4

Lee to Kohli, no run, Short delivery and defended to the off side.

46.5

Lee to Kohli, 2 runs, slower delivery and Kohli works it behind square leg to the deep for couple of runs, good running.

46.6

Lee to Kohli, no run, fuller delivery and Kohli pushes to mid-off.

End of over 47 (5 runs) Indian Board President's XI 168/4

    • V Kohli 14 (36b 2x4)
    • RG Sharma 66 (95b 9x4 1x6)
    • B Lee 9-2-23-0
    • SR Clark 15-3-58-1

Change in the bowling, Krejza comes back. Slip and short leg in place.

47.1

Krejza to Sharma, no run, tossed up outside the off stump, moves forward and defends to the off side.

47.2

Krejza to Sharma, no run, works to the onside.

47.3

Krejza to Sharma, 1 run, a touch short and Rohit plays behind square leg to the deep for a single.

47.4

Krejza to Kohli, no run, worked to the short leg.

47.5

Krejza to Kohli, no run, moves forward and looks to defend, gets an inside edge onto the pads.

47.6

Krejza to Kohli, FOUR, spins down the leg side and Rohit plays him fine to the fence.

End of over 48 (5 runs) Indian Board President's XI 173/4

    • V Kohli 18 (39b 3x4)
    • RG Sharma 67 (98b 9x4 1x6)
    • JJ Krejza 3-0-14-0
    • B Lee 9-2-23-0
48.1

Lee to Sharma, no run, good ball, change of pace from Lee, Rohit too ealry into the shot, plays uppishly to the off side.

48.2

Lee to Sharma, no run, short delivery outside the off stump, plays it down towards gully.

48.3

Lee to Sharma, no run, short delivery and slower from Lee, defended to the onside.

48.4

Lee to Sharma, no run, fuller delivery driven to Johnson at mid-off.

48.5

Lee to Sharma, no run, short of a length and low bounce, Rohit plays to the onside.

48.6

Lee to Sharma, no run, good tight delivery on target and Rohit pushes to the off side.

End of over 49 (maiden) Indian Board President's XI 173/4

    • RG Sharma 67 (104b 9x4 1x6)
    • V Kohli 18 (39b 3x4)
    • B Lee 10-3-23-0
    • JJ Krejza 3-0-14-0
49.1

Krejza to Kohli, no run, turns it around to the onside, Katich at short leg fields the ball.

49.2

Krejza to Kohli, SIX, tossed up outside the off stump and Kohli steps down the track and lofts it over the long on fence. Good strike that.

The ball has gone into the water drain and is wet, so the drying process is on.

49.3

Krejza to Kohli, 2 runs, on middle and leg, works it down to fine leg to pick couple more runs.

49.4

Krejza to Kohli, no run, played to Katich at short leg.

49.5

Krejza to Kohli, 1 run, moves back and works it past the short leg for a single.

49.6

Krejza to Sharma, SIX, another lovely shot. Tossed up outside the off stump and this time Rohit steps down the track and launches it over the long on fence for maximum.

End of over 50 (15 runs) Indian Board President's XI 188/4

    • RG Sharma 73 (105b 9x4 2x6)
    • V Kohli 27 (44b 3x4 1x6)
    • JJ Krejza 4-0-29-0
    • B Lee 10-3-23-0
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