Australia tour of India, 2008/09 / Commentary

Border-Gavaskar Trophy - 2nd Test

India v Australia

India won by 320 runs

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

40.6

Lee to Tendulkar, no run, gets a fullish delivery outside off, he leans forward and angles it down to point

India 146/2   SR Tendulkar 0* (1b)

42.1

Lee to Tendulkar, 1 run, Lee strays on the pads and the crowd get vocal in anticipation of a boundary, straight to fine leg

42.6

Lee to Tendulkar, 2 runs, gets forward to a full delivery and Tendulkar opens the face of the bat and deftly glides it away past gully

India 152/3   SR Tendulkar 3* (3b)

44.1

Lee to Tendulkar, 1 no ball, Lee oversteps this time and hits the deck hard with a bouncer

44.1

Lee to Tendulkar, no run, the slower ball and still a bit short, Tendulkar gets his elbows high and fends it off to the off side

44.2

Lee to Tendulkar, no run, fuller in length, around the off stump line and he pushes it to cover

44.3

Lee to Tendulkar, 1 run, pitched up on the pads and tendulkar quickly gets in position to work it past midwicket

India 162/3   SR Tendulkar 4* (7b)

46.1

Lee to Tendulkar, no run, changes his pace, it's slightly short of a length and Tendulkar waits on it before angling it down to point

46.2

Lee to Tendulkar, no run, 84.6 mph, gets a bit of late away swing before pitching, Tendulkar pushes it towards the covers on the walk

46.3

Lee to Tendulkar, no run, pitches on a good length outside off and he softly pushes it down to Clarke who runs across from point

46.4

Lee to Tendulkar, 1 run, Tendulkar eases into a fullish delivery and drives straight but Siddle's a little deep at mid-on and that allows him to intercept it

India 164/4   SR Tendulkar 5* (11b)

47.1

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, pitches just outside leg and Tendulkar at the last minute withdraws from the stroke and pads it away, the ball runs to the fine leg boundary, that's a dead ball

47.2

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, gets the angle outside the off stump this time and he drives firmly to mid-off

47.3

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, varies his line and length and bangs it in short down the leg side, Tendulkar plays safe and ducks

47.4

Johnson to Tendulkar, FOUR, cracker of a shot! Johnson overpicthes outside the off stump and Tendulkar latches on to it quickly, the head position is perfect as he creams that off the meat of the bat past the covers

47.5

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, holds the length back outside off, he taps it firmly to mid-off

47.6

Johnson to Tendulkar, 2 runs, loud cheers from the sparse crowd as Tendulkar nudges it fine, Lee does brilliantly to slide and cut it off

India 170/4   SR Tendulkar 11* (17b 1x4)

49.1

Siddle to Tendulkar, 1 run, again the cheers go up as he whips a good length delivery wide of square leg, there are two fielders in the deep on the on side

India 171/4   SR Tendulkar 12* (18b 1x4)

50.1

Clarke to Tendulkar, no run, flighted outside off, he drives to short cover

50.2

Clarke to Tendulkar, no run, flighted outside off, not turn as he lets it go to Haddin

50.3

Clarke to Tendulkar, no run, oh well, attempts a premeditated paddle sweep but doesnt't place it in the gap

50.4

Clarke to Tendulkar, 1 run, well he gets a single this time, drives a full delivery wide of cover

India 174/4   SR Tendulkar 13* (22b 1x4)

51.1

Siddle to Tendulkar, 3 runs, That's the record! He lunges forward to a full delivery outside off and deftly glides it down to third man, he pumps his fists as he completes the second run, he's now the highest run-scorer in Tests beating Lara's tally of 11,953, fireworks go up in the stadium, he gets a rousing standing ovation from the crowd and his team-mates, there's a brief hold up in play as the fireworks seem to last forever! All the Australians rush to congratulate him. The Australians are taking a breather, normal service has been disrupted, that's for sure! Incidentally, Lara overtook Allan Border's record against Australia as well, in Adelaide in 2005

51.3

Siddle to Tendulkar, 1 run, pitches around middle and leg, he tucks it down to fine leg for a single

India 179/4   SR Tendulkar 17* (24b 1x4)

52.1

Clarke to Tendulkar, no run, flighted outside off, he softly defends to the off side

52.2

Clarke to Tendulkar, 1 run, gives it a lot of air outside off, he drives past extra cover

India 184/4   SR Tendulkar 18* (26b 1x4)

53.2

Siddle to Tendulkar, 1 run, slides towards the pads and he clips it away down to fine leg

India 191/4   SR Tendulkar 19* (27b 1x4)

54.1

Clarke to Tendulkar, 1 run, flighted outside off, he leans forward and pushes it past point

54.3

Clarke to Tendulkar, no run, pushed in flatter and quicker, he tries to pull it to fine leg but is beaten for a bit of pace

54.4

Clarke to Tendulkar, no run, more air this time, he gets forward and defends

54.5

Clarke to Tendulkar, no run, flighted on middle and off, he taps it to the off side

54.6

Clarke to Tendulkar, no run, similar delivery, he gets forwad and defends very softly to the covers

India 195/4   SR Tendulkar 20* (32b 1x4)

56.6

Clarke to Tendulkar, no run, the arm ball this time, he defends it away

India 201/4   SR Tendulkar 20* (33b 1x4)

58.1

Clarke to Tendulkar, no run, flighted on middle and leg, he stays on the backfoot and taps it to the on side

58.2

Clarke to Tendulkar, 1 run, flighted down the leg side, he works it with the line to fine leg

58.4

Clarke to Tendulkar, no run, gets down for a premeditated paddle sweep but doesn't get enough wood to beat short fine leg

58.5

Clarke to Tendulkar, no run, fired in flatter and faster down the leg side, he attempts a pull but misses

58.6

Clarke to Tendulkar, no run, slower through the air, he gets forward and defends to the off side

India 207/4   SR Tendulkar 21* (38b 1x4)

59.4

Watson to Tendulkar, 1 run, rocks on the backfoot for a firm punch, the execution was pretty good but the placement not good enough to beat extra cover

India 211/4   SR Tendulkar 22* (39b 1x4)

60.1

Clarke to Tendulkar, no run, flighted on middle,he defends down the pitch

60.2

Clarke to Tendulkar, 1 run, gives it air on middle and leg, he works it with the turn to fine leg

60.5

Clarke to Tendulkar, 1 run, stays back and firmly punches it down to mid-off who's a bit deep and calls quickly

India 216/4   SR Tendulkar 24* (42b 1x4)

61.4

White to Tendulkar, no run, flighted outside off, left alone

61.5

White to Tendulkar, no run, flighted outside off, left alone again

61.6

White to Tendulkar, 1 run, tossed up outside off, he drives a full delivery square of the wicket on the off side

India 219/4   SR Tendulkar 25* (45b 1x4)

62.1

Siddle to Tendulkar, FOUR, delicate stuff, Siddle overpitches on middle and leg, Tendulkar just flicks the wrists and works it wide of mid-on, that travelled quickly

62.2

Siddle to Tendulkar, FOUR, and another, this time Siddle pitches it short of a length on off stump but it doesn't help, he opens the face of the bat and glides it to the vacant third man region

62.3

Siddle to Tendulkar, 2 runs, slides on the pads and the crowd expect another boundary, he works it wide of square leg for a couple

62.4

Siddle to Tendulkar, 1 run, fullish delivery on the pads and he works it wide of midwicket for a single

India 230/4   SR Tendulkar 36* (49b 3x4)

63.1

White to Tendulkar, no run, pitches outside off, no turn at all before reaching haddin

63.2

White to Tendulkar, no run, flighted on middle and leg, he works it to the on side

63.3

White to Tendulkar, no run, flighted wide outside off, he defends straight to cover

63.4

White to Tendulkar, no run, pitches outside off and straightens, doesn't offer a stroke

63.5

White to Tendulkar, no run, pitches around the off stump, no turn at all as he defends easily

63.6

White to Tendulkar, 1 run, angled on the pads and he gets across and works it away to deep square leg

India 231/4   SR Tendulkar 37* (55b 3x4)

64.1

Siddle to Tendulkar, no run, bowls a very full delivery on the stumps and he pushes it away towards cover

64.2

Siddle to Tendulkar, no run, holds the length back outside the off stump, he gets on the back foot and punches to mid-off

64.3

Siddle to Tendulkar, 1 no ball, just when I mention how disciplined Australia have been with extras Siddle oversteps, a fullish delivery is pushed to mid-off

64.3

Siddle to Tendulkar, no run, hits a good length outside the off stump, it straightens a touch before reaching the keeper

64.4

Siddle to Tendulkar, no run, gets forward and pushes it with the line to mid-on

64.5

Siddle to Tendulkar, no run, almost! Siddle cramps him for a bit of room and Tendulkar gets a thick inside edge on to the pads

64.6

Siddle to Tendulkar, FOUR, lovely shot! Siddle overpitches on middle and leg and Tendulkar puts away the half volley by offering the full face of the bat and driving crisply past mid-on

India 236/4   SR Tendulkar 41* (62b 4x4)

65.4

White to Tendulkar, no run, defended back to the bowler

65.5

White to Tendulkar, 2 runs, steps down the track and lofts White with the turn over long-off, the ball stops a little before the boundary

65.6

White to Tendulkar, no run, gets well forward and defends

India 239/4   SR Tendulkar 43* (65b 4x4)

66.3

Johnson to Tendulkar, 1 run, angled across the right hander, he opens the face of the bat and angles it down to third man

India 241/4   SR Tendulkar 44* (66b 4x4)

67.1

White to Tendulkar, 1 run, shuffles across the crease to a good length delivery and works it to fine leg

67.3

White to Tendulkar, no run, driven on the front foot straight to the covers

67.4

White to Tendulkar, no run, tossed up outside off and defended back to the bowler

67.5

White to Tendulkar, no run, flighted outside off, no turn at all, he gets forward and defends

67.6

White to Tendulkar, no run, gets well forward to a flighted delivery and defends it away

India 243/4   SR Tendulkar 45* (71b 4x4)

68.4

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, hits a good length outside the off stump, it shapes away further before reaching the keeper

68.5

Johnson to Tendulkar, 2 leg byes, angles towards the pads, he nudges it off his hips and the ball rolls to the on side, Haddin gives the chase

68.6

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, hits a good length outside off and straightens before reaching the keeper

India 248/4   SR Tendulkar 45* (74b 4x4)

69.2

White to Tendulkar, 1 run, floated down the leg side, he nudges it away to fine leg

India 250/4   SR Tendulkar 46* (75b 4x4)

70.1

Johnson to Tendulkar, 2 runs, Hops at the crease to meet a short of a length delivery, he fends it off wide of fine leg and wants the third run, Ganguly refuses it and an irate Tendulkar reacts by saying "Come on yaar"

70.2

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, pushes it to mid-on

70.3

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, angles it wide outside the off stump, he watchfully shoulders arms

70.4

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, angles it wide of the off stump again and he lets this one go as well

70.5

Johnson to Tendulkar, FOUR, and that's Tendulkar's 50th Test fifty! Johnson strays down the leg side and he shuffles just a touch and works it down to fine leg, very easy pickings for him

70.6

Johnson to Tendulkar, 1 run, full and wide outside the off stump, he leans on to the drive and bisects cover

India 257/4   SR Tendulkar 53* (81b 5x4)

71.1

White to Tendulkar, no run, White still struggles to get turn, it goes on straight and Tendulkar defends

71.2

White to Tendulkar, no run, I spoke too soon, White slips in a google, pitches wide outside off though and doesn't trouble Tendulkar as he lets it go

71.3

White to Tendulkar, 1 run, flighted outside off, he leans forward and pushes it through the line to long-off

India 258/4   SR Tendulkar 54* (84b 5x4)

72.3

Johnson to Tendulkar, 5 runs, oopsy and that would be overthrows! Tendulkar taps it to Watson at mid-off with soft hands and sets off, watson has a shy at the stumps at the striker's end but there's nobody to back the throw

72.6

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, angled across the left hander and he lets it go to the keeper

India 266/4   SR Tendulkar 59* (86b 5x4)

73.2

White to Tendulkar, 1 run, gets forward to a flighted delivery outside off and finds a single to deep extra cover

73.4

White to Tendulkar, 1 run, and that's 12,000 to Tendulkar! He gets there with a clip to deep midwicket, this is his 152nd match

India 270/4   SR Tendulkar 61* (88b 5x4)

74.1

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, false shot, he stays back to a back of a length delivery and chips it uppishly wide of Johnson, no chance anybody could have caught that

74.2

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, full and wide outside the off stump, safely left alone

74.3

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, strays really wide outside the off stump and tendulkar has to really reach out to chase that, as a result he mistimes the cut to point

74.4

Johnson to Tendulkar, no run, covers the line to a full delivery outside off but places it straight to mid-off

74.5

Johnson to Tendulkar, 1 run, the offcutter is directed really wide of off stump and tendulkar slashes off the toe of the bat, the ball rolls past the slips and reaches Siddle at third man

India 271/4   SR Tendulkar 62* (93b 5x4)

75.1

White to Tendulkar, FOUR, Tendulkar's in his element, he waltzes down the track and lofts a good length delivery over mid-off's head

75.2

White to Tendulkar, no run, gets on the backfoot to a short of a length delivery and defends

75.3

White to Tendulkar, 1 run, makes use of the width outside off to cut wide of backward point

75.5

White to Tendulkar, FOUR, the googly doesn't come off well for White, it's way too short and the long hop sits up well for Tendulkar to rock back and pull it over midwicket

75.6

White to Tendulkar, no run, pitches outside off and straightens, safely left alone

India 281/4   SR Tendulkar 71* (98b 7x4)

76.5

Lee to Tendulkar, FOUR, full and angling away from the right hander, Tendulkar leans on to the drive and times it crisply and places it perfectly in the arc between cover and extra cover

76.6

Lee to Tendulkar, 1 run, takes the pace off the ball a little but it isn;t enough to prevent a single, he softly pushes it wide of cover

India 287/4   SR Tendulkar 76* (100b 8x4)

77.1

Watson to Tendulkar, 1 run, pitches on a good length and comes on very slowly to Tendulkar, he has enough time to clip it wide of square leg

77.3

Watson to Tendulkar, no run, pitches on a good length outside off, he reaches out and pushes it to the off side

77.4

Watson to Tendulkar, no run, he's solid in defense there, the ball comes in with the angle and he covers the line well and defends on the back foot

77.5

Watson to Tendulkar, no run, gets on the back foot and defends solidly back to the bowler

77.6

Watson to Tendulkar, 2 runs, tests him out with a shirt delivery and he negotiates it well by hopping and fending it away to fine leg, they take the first run quickly

India 291/4   SR Tendulkar 79* (105b 8x4)

79.1

Watson to Tendulkar, 1 run, a slowish delivery angled in on the pads, he uses his wrists and works it away to the deep on the on side

India 292/4   SR Tendulkar 80* (106b 8x4)

81.1

Siddle to Tendulkar, FOUR, short of a length outside off and wide too, Tendulkar gets his elbows high up, maintans his balance and caresses it wide of cover, all timing

81.2

Siddle to Tendulkar, FOUR, risky but he'll take it, he gets another short of a length delivery outside off but doesn't get as much width, the under edge beats the stumps and the keeper and runs away to fine leg

81.3

Siddle to Tendulkar, no run, good comeback by Siddle as he pitches it outside off and gets to angle across the right hander, safely left alone

81.4

Siddle to Tendulkar, no run, lands on a good length outside off and straightens before reaching the keeper

81.5

Siddle to Tendulkar, OUT, And Siddle picks up his first Test wicket and guess who it is! Isn't he happy. he pitches it on the corridor outside off and forces him into the stroke, he fishes at it and the outside edge travels low to Hayden at first slip who dives to his left, it's not the first time Tendulkar has fallen to a debut bowler, nevertheless it was just fabulous watching him bat today

SR Tendulkar c Hayden b Siddle 88 (186m 111b 10x4 0x6) SR: 79.27

India 305/5   SR Tendulkar 88 (111b 10x4)
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Oct 21, 2008

Sachin Tendulkar takes photos after the victory, India v Australia, 2nd Test, Mohali, 5th day, October 21, 2008

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Oct 21, 2008

Ricky Ponting and Sourav Ganguly watch the post-match presentations, India v Australia, 2nd Test, Mohali, 5th day, October 21, 2008

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