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

45.2

Johnson to Ganguly, no run, makes him play straightway, he covers the line and defends off the back foot

45.3

Johnson to Ganguly, no run, mixes it up with a fullish delivery, he pushes it down to mid-off

45.4

Johnson to Ganguly, no run, hits a good length on off and middle and he taps it back to the bowler

45.5

Johnson to Ganguly, no run, angles slightly towards the pads and he softly turns it back to the bowler

45.6

Johnson to Ganguly, no run, senses an opportunity to pick up at least a couple with a flick to the on side but short square leg (Clarke?) is alert to intercept it

India 163/4   SC Ganguly 0* (5b)

46.5

Lee to Ganguly, no run, pitches a trifle wide outside the off stump, it appeared as if he wanted to play a stroke but he chose to let it go

46.6

Lee to Ganguly, no run, gets more drift towards the off stump and Ganguly this time steers it down to point

India 164/4   SC Ganguly 0* (7b)

48.1

Lee to Ganguly, no run, gets a little width outside off and Ganguly lets it go

48.2

Lee to Ganguly, no run, gets forward and defends straight to the covers

48.3

Lee to Ganguly, no run, just a fraction short of a length, he gets on the back foot and defends to the off side

48.4

Lee to Ganguly, no run, adjusts to a fuller length, he gets forward and pushes it to the covers with soft hands

48.5

Lee to Ganguly, no run, he bangs it in short and ganguly evades the bouncer with ease

48.6

Lee to Ganguly, no run, keeps him quiet again as he gets a half stride forward and pushes it with soft hands to cover

India 170/4   SC Ganguly 0* (13b)

49.2

Siddle to Ganguly, no run, comes round the wicket and angles it towards the body, he tucks it to midwicket

49.3

Siddle to Ganguly, no run, gets it angle inwards from outside the off stump, he gets well forward and defends to the covers

49.4

Siddle to Ganguly, no run, tempts him with width outside off and ganguly falls for the trap as he drives away from his body and misses

49.5

Siddle to Ganguly, no run, holds the length back outside off and Ganguly safely lets it go, he's not off the mark yet

49.6

Siddle to Ganguly, 2 runs, and he finally gets off the mark, Siddle gives him width outside off and Ganguly opens the face of the bat and glides it down to third man

India 173/4   SC Ganguly 2* (18b)

50.5

Clarke to Ganguly, no run, continues over the wicket, he gets a stride across his stumps and shoulders arms

50.6

Clarke to Ganguly, no run, he can't put away a low full toss, Clarke fields off his own bowling and that's tea

India 174/4   SC Ganguly 2* (20b)

51.2

Siddle to Ganguly, 1 run, slides down the pads and ganguly works it down to fine leg

51.4

Siddle to Ganguly, no run, fullish outside the off strump and he softly pushes it back to the bowler

51.5

Siddle to Ganguly, no run, angles it towards the pads and he places it straight to midwicket

51.6

Siddle to Ganguly, FOUR, classic! Vintage Sourav Ganguly as he capitalises on just a fraction of width outside off and slices it past a diving backward point

India 183/4   SC Ganguly 7* (24b 1x4)

52.3

Clarke to Ganguly, no run, continues round the wicket, flighted on off and middle, he lets it go

52.4

Clarke to Ganguly, FOUR, too much air and more width outside off, he gets behind the line and pushes it firmly past a diving mid-off

52.5

Clarke to Ganguly, no run, flighted on middle and leg, defended on the front foot

52.6

Clarke to Ganguly, 1 run, flighted on middle and leg, he works it softly down to long-on

India 189/4   SC Ganguly 12* (28b 2x4)

53.1

Siddle to Ganguly, 1 run, loose delivery on the pads, he gets across and works it away past midwicket

53.3

Siddle to Ganguly, no run, gets forward to defend a full delivery but gets a thick inside edge on to his pads

53.4

Siddle to Ganguly, 2 runs, Siddle dishes out a low full toss and ganguly taps it past a diving square leg

53.5

Siddle to Ganguly, no run, slower delivery, turns in to another low full toss and Ganguly softly pushes it towards point, he quickly turns down a single

53.6

Siddle to Ganguly, no run, gets the angle into the left hander and he softly pushes it back to the bowler

India 193/4   SC Ganguly 15* (33b 2x4)

54.2

Clarke to Ganguly, 1 run, flighted on middle and leg, he works it with the line to long-on

India 195/4   SC Ganguly 16* (34b 2x4)

55.1

Watson to Ganguly, FOUR, starts off with a wide delivery, Ganguly has all the time in the world to get back and across and punch it off the back foot past extra cover

55.2

Watson to Ganguly, no run, comes round the wicket, the angle is towards the pads and he works it towards midwicket

55.3

Watson to Ganguly, no run, pitches on a fullish length on middle and off and he taps it back to Watson on the walk

55.4

Watson to Ganguly, no run, lunges forward and push a slower delivery but quickly turns down a request for a single to cover

55.5

Watson to Ganguly, no run, holds the length back a fraction outside the off stump and he gets behind the line and defends off the full face of the bat

55.6

Watson to Ganguly, 1 run, commits himself to the front foot early and pushes a full delivery wide of point for a single

India 200/4   SC Ganguly 21* (40b 3x4)

56.1

Clarke to Ganguly, no run, flighted outside off, he gets forward and defends

56.2

Clarke to Ganguly, no run, tossed up on middle and off, he taps it back to the bowler

56.3

Clarke to Ganguly, no run, quickly transfers his wieght to the back foot and firmly punches it back to Clarke

56.4

Clarke to Ganguly, no run, tossed up further away from the off stump, he shoulders arms

56.5

Clarke to Ganguly, 1 run, flighted outside off, he pushes it to the off side for a single

India 201/4   SC Ganguly 22* (45b 3x4)

57.1

Watson to Ganguly, no run, begins the over with a bouncer and that sails over Ganguly's arched back

57.2

Watson to Ganguly, FOUR, it was that easy! Watson gave him a bit too much width and Ganguly merely had to lean onto the stroke with minimum effort, he saw the third man was brought up and caressed it past backward point

57.3

Watson to Ganguly, no run, gets forward to a full delivery and pushes it to point

57.4

Watson to Ganguly, no run, cramps him for room by angling it towards the middle stump, he defends on the walk

57.5

Watson to Ganguly, no run, just holds the length back a touch, he gets on the backfoot, across his stumps and defends

57.6

Watson to Ganguly, no run, delivers from wide of the crease and grunts as he dishes out a bouncer, Ganguly safely ducks under it

India 205/4   SC Ganguly 26* (51b 4x4)

58.3

Clarke to Ganguly, 1 run, stays on the backfoot, softly taps it away towards cover and sets off quickly

India 207/4   SC Ganguly 27* (52b 4x4)

59.1

Watson to Ganguly, no run, pitches outside pff, he covers the line and defends on the front foot

59.2

Watson to Ganguly, 2 runs, gets forward early to a full delivery and works it past the vacant extra cover region, defensive field here

59.3

Watson to Ganguly, 1 run, angles it towards the pads and ganguly works it down to fine leg

59.5

Watson to Ganguly, no run, pitches outside off, it straightens before reaching the keeper

59.6

Watson to Ganguly, no run, gets plenty of width to crash it through the off side but he chops it hard on the pitch towards point

India 211/4   SC Ganguly 30* (57b 4x4)

60.3

Clarke to Ganguly, 2 runs, rocks back to a good length delivery and cuts past backward point, that brings up a very valauble 50-run partnership

60.4

Clarke to Ganguly, 1 run, flighted on middle and leg, he works it with the line to long-on

60.6

Clarke to Ganguly, 1 run, flighted outside off, he drives a full delivery past mid-off

India 217/4   SC Ganguly 34* (60b 4x4)

61.1

White to Ganguly, no run, tossed up on middle and leg, he pushes it to deep mid-on

61.2

White to Ganguly, no run, pushed towards point, Tendulkar sets off for the run but his partner sends him back, he scampers back home

61.3

White to Ganguly, 1 run, flighted on middle and leg, he works it to the on side

India 218/4   SC Ganguly 35* (63b 4x4)

62.5

Siddle to Ganguly, no run, gets behind the line to a good length delivery for a single

62.6

Siddle to Ganguly, no run, gets a stride across the stumps to defend and turns it to the on side

India 230/4   SC Ganguly 35* (65b 4x4)

65.1

White to Ganguly, no run, stumping chance! He lunges forward to defend and Haddin whips off the bails as ganguly tries to drag his foot back, none of the umpires called for assistance despite the appeal, I'm afraid Ganguly's back foot was just in the air. That's an umpiring error.

65.2

White to Ganguly, no run, tries to sweep but fails to connect

65.3

White to Ganguly, 1 run, swept to fine leg

India 237/4   SC Ganguly 36* (68b 4x4)

66.1

Johnson to Ganguly, no run, gets on the back foot and defends

66.2

Johnson to Ganguly, 1 run, back of a length outside off, he gets on the back foot and glides it to third man

66.4

Johnson to Ganguly, no run, gets forward to a full delivery and pushes it to the covers

66.5

Johnson to Ganguly, no run, false shot as he stays rooted to the crease and misses the cut completely, almost had him there

66.6

Johnson to Ganguly, no run, fullish outside the off stump, he defends on the front foot

India 241/4   SC Ganguly 37* (73b 4x4)

67.2

White to Ganguly, 1 run, gets well forward to a fullish delivery and pushes it to the covers

India 243/4   SC Ganguly 38* (74b 4x4)

68.1

Johnson to Ganguly, 2 runs, and Ganguly has crossed the 7000-run mark in Tests, he glides a full delivery outside off wide of sweeper cover for a couple, loud cheers across the stadium, Tendulkar goes up to congratulate him

68.2

Johnson to Ganguly, no run, gets on the front foot to a full delivery and defends

68.3

Johnson to Ganguly, 1 run, gives him a bit of width outside the off stump, he opens the face of the bat and angles it down to third man

India 246/4   SC Ganguly 41* (77b 4x4)

69.1

White to Ganguly, 1 run, Flighted outside off, he rocks on the backfoot and punches it wide of extra cover

69.3

White to Ganguly, no run, flighted outside off, gets forward and smothers the turn

69.4

White to Ganguly, no run, floated on middle and leg, slightly quicker through the air, he smothers the spin again

69.5

White to Ganguly, no run, gets well forward to the pitch of the ball and defends another flighted delivery back to the bowler

69.6

White to Ganguly, no run, just angled towards the pads and he turns it away to midwicket

India 250/4   SC Ganguly 42* (82b 4x4)

71.4

White to Ganguly, no run, flighted on middle and leg, he defends to the off side

71.5

White to Ganguly, no run, pitches fuller on middle and leg, he defends to the off side

71.6

White to Ganguly, 1 run, goes on the back foot and cuts square of the wicket on the off side

India 259/4   SC Ganguly 43* (85b 4x4)

72.1

Johnson to Ganguly, no run, slides on the pads, he gets forward and works it wide of the vacant midwicket region

72.2

Johnson to Ganguly, 1 run, gets forward and pushes it wide of the covers for a single

72.4

Johnson to Ganguly, no run, taps it wide of point and an athletic dive by Ponting limits that to a dot ball

72.5

Johnson to Ganguly, 1 run, slides down the leg side, he turns it with the line to fine leg

India 266/4   SC Ganguly 45* (89b 4x4)

73.1

White to Ganguly, 1 run, pushed to the covers

73.3

White to Ganguly, 1 run, pitches it outside off and he taps it softly towards point, all too easy for India here

73.5

White to Ganguly, no run, defended to the on side

73.6

White to Ganguly, no run, gets forward to a flighted delivery on middle and defends back to the bowler

India 270/4   SC Ganguly 47* (93b 4x4)

74.6

Johnson to Ganguly, no run, fullish on middle and leg, he lunges forward and pushes it back to the bowler

India 271/4   SC Ganguly 47* (94b 4x4)

75.4

White to Ganguly, 1 run, too short and wide to trouble ganguly, he rocks backwards and cuts wide of extra cover

India 277/4   SC Ganguly 48* (95b 4x4)

76.1

Lee to Ganguly, no run, comes round the wicket, Ganguly gets forward and looks for a single as he taps it down to point

76.2

Lee to Ganguly, no run, he now delivers a bouncer, a loopy bouncer this time as it sails over Ganguly

76.3

Lee to Ganguly, no run, hits a good length outside off and Ganguly lets it go

76.4

Lee to Ganguly, 1 run, pitches outside off and comes in with the angle, he gets on the back foot and steers it wide of extra cover

India 282/4   SC Ganguly 49* (99b 4x4)

77.2

Watson to Ganguly, 1 run, and a welcome fifty by Ganguly, he rocks back and punches a good length delivery down to long-off, he's in good nick, he scored 47 in Bangalore under pressure and he's come up with a similar knock

India 289/4   SC Ganguly 50* (100b 4x4)

78.1

Lee to Ganguly, no run, comes over the wicket to ganguly for a change, the angle takes it further away from the left hander and he taps it away to point

78.2

Lee to Ganguly, no run, varies the length by pitching it fuller, he plays a tired drive on the front foot straight to cover

78.3

Lee to Ganguly, no run, switches back to round the wicket, attempts a slower ball but it turns into a low full toss, he pushes it down to the covers

78.4

Lee to Ganguly, no run, holds the length back outside the off stump, he gets behind the line and pushes it to mid-off

78.5

Lee to Ganguly, no run, another slower ball which lands as a low full toss, he places it straight to mid-off

78.6

Lee to Ganguly, no run, angles across the left hander, he tries to work it past midwicket but finds the fielder, that's a maiden

India 291/4   SC Ganguly 50* (106b 4x4)

79.2

Watson to Ganguly, no run, comes round the wicket, a slowish delivery angled on the pads, he gets well forward to smother the length and defends to the off side

79.3

Watson to Ganguly, no run, gives him width to cut past extra cover but the ball doesn't bounce much to his liking, so he has to settle for a dot ball

79.4

Watson to Ganguly, no run, keeps a little low again and stops on ganguly, he thuds it hard back down the pitch

79.5

Watson to Ganguly, no run, holds the length back a bit outside off, he covers the line and defends

79.6

Watson to Ganguly, 1 run, good length delivery wide of the off stump, he reaches out and cuts to sweeper cover

India 293/4   SC Ganguly 51* (111b 4x4)

80.1

Lee to Ganguly, no run, comes over the wicket, Lee in all his enthusiasm sprays that wide of off stump, he chases it and chops it down on the bounce to hayden at second slip

80.2

Lee to Ganguly, no run, now that's what you're supposed to do with the new ball! Pitches on the perfect good length on off stump and just angles away, ganguly was in two minds whether to leave it or play at it and the ball fizzed past everything, he jogs away from his crease to gather his thoughts

80.3

Lee to Ganguly, no run, has a flash at one outside the off stump and he survives this time as well

80.4

Lee to Ganguly, 4 byes, a rare lapse by Haddin, Lee fails to control the movement down the leg side and haddin had a touch chance of getting to that

80.5

Lee to Ganguly, no run, full and wide outside off, he gets to the pitch of it but doesn't time it well enough to beat cover

80.6

Lee to Ganguly, no run, hits a good length outside off, he reaches out and taps it away wide of point high on the body

India 297/4   SC Ganguly 51* (117b 4x4)

82.1

Lee to Ganguly, 1 run, comes round the wicket, angles it towards the body and he nudges it down to deep square leg

India 306/5   SC Ganguly 52* (118b 4x4)

83.1

Siddle to Ganguly, no run, comes over the wicket to Ganguly, pitches on middle and it's defended away

83.2

Siddle to Ganguly, no run, similar delivery, pitches on a good length and he shuffles and works it back to the bowler

83.3

Siddle to Ganguly, 1 run, the angle takes it further away form the left hander, he moves across and places it to deep cover

India 310/5   SC Ganguly 53* (121b 4x4)

84.1

Lee to Ganguly, 1 run, slides across the left hander from round the wicket, he shuffles and nudges it to fine leg

India 311/5   SC Ganguly 54* (122b 4x4)

85.1

Siddle to Ganguly, 1 run, starts off with a good length shaping away, he reaches out and steers it just wide of cover

India 312/5   SC Ganguly 55* (123b 4x4)

86.1

Lee to Ganguly, FOUR, well played, Lee digs it in short of a length from round the wicket, the ball stops a bit on Ganguly as he sizes to pull, he connects off the meat of the bat and finds the big gap at square leg

86.2

Lee to Ganguly, no run, much better from Lee, a touch fuller and outside the off stump, Ganguly sees it through

86.3

Lee to Ganguly, no run, similar line and length, pitches outside off and curves inwards just a little before reaching Haddin

86.4

Lee to Ganguly, no run, fuller and swinging in to Ganguly, he gets well forward and defends to the off side

86.5

Lee to Ganguly, no run, this one's a touch wider outside the off stump, ganguly's not tempted into any stroke

86.6

Lee to Ganguly, no run, pitches outside off and comes in just a little, ganguly watchfully lets it go

India 318/5   SC Ganguly 59* (129b 5x4)

88.1

Lee to Ganguly, no run, comes round the wicket and fires it at a yorker length outside off, he has to reach out to dig it out

88.2

Lee to Ganguly, no run, pitches on a good length and comes in with the angle, he steers it to Katich at backward point

88.3

Lee to Ganguly, 2 runs, full and angling in and driven past cover on the front foot, there's a sweeper to pick it up, Ishant was a little lazy on the second run and really had to scamper back home, Lee couldn't gather the throw from the deep which was a little wide of the stumps

88.4

Lee to Ganguly, no run, fires it in on a fullish length on off and middle and Ganguly's solid in defence

88.5

Lee to Ganguly, 1 run, fuller and slightly wider of the off stump, he leans forward and steers it wide of backward point

India 321/5   SC Ganguly 62* (134b 5x4)

90.1

Lee to Ganguly, no run, pitches outside off and comes in a little, left alone

90.2

Lee to Ganguly, no run, full and swinging in, he gets a half stride forward and pushes it towards point

90.3

Lee to Ganguly, no run, swings in and lands on a fullish length, he defends

90.4

Lee to Ganguly, no run, loss of concentration there, Lee digs it in short and angles it across the left hander, he shuffles but changes his mind and takes his eyes off the ball, the ball thuds on to his thigh pad

90.5

Lee to Ganguly, 1 run, pitches outside off on a good length, he steers it wide of point

India 327/6   SC Ganguly 63* (139b 5x4)

91.1

Siddle to Ganguly, 1 run, pitches on a good length wide outside off and keeps a little low, Ganguly bends, stretches out and cuts square of the wicket and down to third man

India 332/6   SC Ganguly 64* (140b 5x4)

92.1

Lee to Ganguly, 2 runs, short of a length and directed on the body, Ganguly shuffles and pulls it down to fine leg, White shows great commitment to slide and cut it off, Rudi Koertzen checks with the third umpire and White gets the benefit of the doubt

92.2

Lee to Ganguly, 1 leg bye, another short ball and Ganguly shapes to pull again, the ball lobs off his body and Haddin flings himself to his right and gloves it down to fine leg, good attempt

92.5

Lee to Ganguly, no run, left alone outside off

92.6

Lee to Ganguly, no run, bangs it in short and Ganguly not for the first time takes his eyes off the ball, he evades it in the end, testing over by Lee

India 342/6   SC Ganguly 66* (144b 5x4)

94.1

Lee to Ganguly, 1 run, banged in short from round the wicket, the ball stops a little on Ganguly so he checks his stroke and pulls along the turf past square leg

94.4

Lee to Ganguly, 1 run, another short ball directed at Ganguly, takes his eyes off the ball but manages to fend it away safely past short square leg

India 349/6   SC Ganguly 68* (146b 5x4)

95.1

Siddle to Ganguly, no run, fullish in length on middle and off, he shuffles and turns it to the on side

95.2

Siddle to Ganguly, no run, punches it through the line to mid-on and thinks of a run, the ball travels fairly quickly to the fielder

95.3

Siddle to Ganguly, no run, gets his bat nicely behind the line and times it well but he finds Hussey at point

95.4

Siddle to Ganguly, no run, he bowls the slower one and gets it to curve in nicely through the air, he covers the movement and steers it towards cover

95.5

Siddle to Ganguly, no run, quicker in pace and shorter in length, he gets his bat on an angles and carves it straight to point

95.6

Siddle to Ganguly, no run, action replay, he carves it straight to Hussey at point yet again

India 349/6   SC Ganguly 68* (152b 5x4)

96.3

Lee to Ganguly, 1 run, mixes it up with a full ball to catch Ganguly off guard, he stays at the crease and mistimes a drive behind square on the on sode

96.6

Lee to Ganguly, no run, bangs in a short delivery, he fends it off on his toes

India 360/6   SC Ganguly 69* (154b 5x4)

97.6

Siddle to Ganguly, 1 run, full and slightly wide outside off, he gets forward and drives wide of the covers

India 362/6   SC Ganguly 70* (155b 5x4)

98.1

Johnson to Ganguly, no run, back of a length outside off and straightens, he hops and steers it to the off side

98.2

Johnson to Ganguly, no run, bangs it in shorter and he does well to get behind the line and defend

98.3

Johnson to Ganguly, no run, slightly fuller in length, he shuffles just a touch but can't beat midwicket

98.4

Johnson to Ganguly, no run, good length ball which cuts back in, Ganguly gets a thick inside edge onto his pads, that doesn't stop Johnson from appealing though

98.5

Johnson to Ganguly, 3 runs, full and swinging away, he offers the full face of the bat and times it crisply past extra cover, good shot

India 365/6   SC Ganguly 73* (160b 5x4)

99.1

Watson to Ganguly, no run, comes round the wicket, he angles it in to the left hander, he gets forward and taps it away to point

99.2

Watson to Ganguly, no run, cover the line to push a good length delivery down the ground but there isn't enough pace on the ball to work it through

99.3

Watson to Ganguly, 1 run, this time the timing is a lot better as Ganguly pushes it past Watson who fails to get a hand to it

India 366/6   SC Ganguly 74* (163b 5x4)

100.1

Johnson to Ganguly, 1 run, steers it to sweeper cover for a single

India 373/6   SC Ganguly 75* (164b 5x4)

101.1

Watson to Ganguly, 1 run, fullish outside off and angling in, he pushes it wide of mid-off

101.6

Watson to Ganguly, no run, comes round the wicket to the left hander, he gets forward and pushes it to mid-on

India 377/6   SC Ganguly 76* (166b 5x4)

102.2

Johnson to Ganguly, no run, gets across the stumps to a short of a length ball and tucks it straight to square leg

102.3

Johnson to Ganguly, no run, shakes him up with a bouncer, well bowled by Johnson, Ganguly just manages to duck

102.4

Johnson to Ganguly, no run, good length delivery and slower in pace, he gets forward and taps it to the covers, refuses the single

102.5

Johnson to Ganguly, no run, opportunity for him to carve it through the off side but he mistimes it, the ball rolls to the off side

102.6

Johnson to Ganguly, 1 run, fullish and angling away, he steers it past the off side and there's a sweeper cover for that shot

India 379/6   SC Ganguly 77* (171b 5x4)

103.1

Watson to Ganguly, no run, comes round the wicket and angles it in to the left hander, he gets forward and pushes it to cover

103.2

Watson to Ganguly, 1 run, pitches on middle and leg, he punches it down towards mid-on

103.5

Watson to Ganguly, 1 run, hits a good length outside off, he gets across and cuts it down to the sweeper cover

India 382/6   SC Ganguly 79* (174b 5x4)

104.1

Johnson to Ganguly, no run, bangs it in short of a length on middle stump and holds its line, ganguly's solid in defence on the back foot

104.2

Johnson to Ganguly, no run, similar length and Ganguly has to hop to fend this off, safely played away

104.3

Johnson to Ganguly, no run, slightly fuller in length and this holds its line as well, he taps it towards cover point

104.4

Johnson to Ganguly, no run, slower ball and fuller in length, he softly pushes it back to the bowler

104.5

Johnson to Ganguly, no run, bangs it in short outside off and Ganguly's isn't tempted to chase that, Johnson works up a bit of pace

104.6

Johnson to Ganguly, no run, slightly short and wide outside off, he cuts straight to backward point

India 382/6   SC Ganguly 79* (180b 5x4)

106.2

Johnson to Ganguly, no run, slides down the leg side and Ganguly misses an opportunity to glance it wide of Haddin

106.3

Johnson to Ganguly, no run, pitches on a good length on middle and leg, he clips it to midwicket

106.4

Johnson to Ganguly, no run, very good comeback by Johnson, he gets it to kick up off a good length and that squares up Ganguly outside the off stump, lucky not to get an edge

106.5

Johnson to Ganguly, no run, full on the stumps and pushed to the on side

106.6

Johnson to Ganguly, no run, bowls it much fuller and close to the yorker, he gets forward and digs it out to the off side

India 384/6   SC Ganguly 79* (185b 5x4)

107.5

White to Ganguly, no run, quicker through the air, he gets forward and defends

107.6

White to Ganguly, 1 run, gets forward and tucks it wide of square leg

India 386/6   SC Ganguly 80* (187b 5x4)

108.1

Johnson to Ganguly, no run, hits a good length outside off, he gets back and across and taps it to the off side

108.2

Johnson to Ganguly, 1 run, delivers from wide of the crease, ganguly has a bit of width to free his arms, he times the cut well but there's protection in the deep to keep him quiet

108.4

Johnson to Ganguly, FOUR, comes round the wicket but the change of attack doesn't help, he overpitches on the pads, he shuffles early and clips it wide of midwicket, that should ease a lot of pressure

108.5

Johnson to Ganguly, no run, contiues with the same line of attack but he pitches it much shorter, Ganguly tries to glance but misses

108.6

Johnson to Ganguly, no run, gets across and pushes it to mid-on

India 392/6   SC Ganguly 85* (192b 6x4)

109.3

White to Ganguly, no run, fails to connect a sweep and haddin gathers it and whips off the leg stump

109.4

White to Ganguly, 1 run, flighted on middle and leg, he works it to the on side

109.6

White to Ganguly, FOUR, very well executed, White gives it a lot of air and overpitches on the pads, he gets a stride forwar and neatly pushes it through the line past midwicket and mid-on

India 399/6   SC Ganguly 90* (195b 7x4)

110.2

Johnson to Ganguly, no run, hits a good length outside off, he gets across and taps it to the off side

110.3

Johnson to Ganguly, no run, fuller in length, gets a half stride forward and softly taps it towards mid-on

110.4

Johnson to Ganguly, no run, Ganguly gets forward and steers it towards point and shows a lot urgency in getting off the strike, his captains yells and sends him back

110.5

Johnson to Ganguly, no run, hits a good length outside off, he pushes it to the covers

110.6

Johnson to Ganguly, 1 run, hits a good length outside off, he pushes it wide of the cover to keep the strike after lunch

India 401/6   SC Ganguly 91* (200b 7x4)

111.1

White to Ganguly, no run, pushed towards midwicket

111.2

White to Ganguly, no run, flighted on middle and leg, pushed to midwicket

111.3

White to Ganguly, 1 run, pitches on a good length outside off, he pats it wide of point

India 402/6   SC Ganguly 92* (203b 7x4)

112.1

Watson to Ganguly, no run, pitches outside off from round the wicket, he gets forward and taps it to the covers

112.2

Watson to Ganguly, no run, gets a little width outside off but he flashes without moving his feet, he knows he didn't make good use of that

112.3

Watson to Ganguly, no run, full and close to middle and off, he gets forward and pushes to extra cover

112.4

Watson to Ganguly, no run, too wide outside the off stump, Ganguly doesn't really commit himself to the punch and settles for a dot ball to the covers

112.5

Watson to Ganguly, 1 run, slower ball, he taps it to Ponting at point and risks a single, he makes it on time and the throw is a trifle wide of the stumps

India 409/6   SC Ganguly 93* (208b 7x4)

113.1

White to Ganguly, 1 run, slow through the air, he nudges it down to square leg

113.6

White to Ganguly, 1 leg bye, gives it more air but drifts down the leg side, the ball deflects off Haddin and they pick up a legbye

India 416/6   SC Ganguly 94* (210b 7x4)

114.1

Watson to Ganguly, 1 run, short and wide outside the off stump and he slashes, beats point but Katich's there in the deep to mop up

India 417/6   SC Ganguly 95* (211b 7x4)

115.1

White to Ganguly, no run, makes room to cut a length delivery, places it to point

115.2

White to Ganguly, 1 run, flighted on the pads, he works it with the turn to square leg

115.4

White to Ganguly, no run, flighted down the leg side, he fails to make contact with the sweep

115.5

White to Ganguly, no run, floated close to the pads, pushed to the on side

115.6

White to Ganguly, no run, flighted on the pads again and he pushes this back to the bowler, nervous 90s, understandable

India 423/6   SC Ganguly 96* (216b 7x4)

116.5

Watson to Ganguly, no run, good bouncer by watson, the loopy type, Ganguly watches it closely, bends down and lets it go

116.6

Watson to Ganguly, no run, pitches that outside off and gets it to curve in, he watchfully lets it go

India 426/6   SC Ganguly 96* (218b 7x4)

117.2

White to Ganguly, FOUR, Hundred No. 16 and what a time to get it! White flights it on the pads and he works it away past square leg, there's nobody patrolling the deep and that was four from the moment it left the bat, he punches the air, flashes a million dollar smile and Ponting applauds too

117.3

White to Ganguly, 1 run, flighted on the pads, he gets on his knee and sweeps

117.6

White to Ganguly, no run, slightly wide outside off, he makes room but can't find the gap on the on side

India 433/6   SC Ganguly 101* (221b 8x4)

118.3

Watson to Ganguly, no run, 85.6 mph, comes round the wicket, he turns the face of the bat and nudges it to midwicket

118.4

Watson to Ganguly, no run, good delivery, gets it to come back in sharply with the angle and Ganguly is equal to the task as he gets his bat nicely behind the line and defends

118.5

Watson to Ganguly, 1 run, angles towards middle and leg, he pushes it softly to the right of mid-off and sets off, Dhoni makes it in time

India 435/6   SC Ganguly 102* (224b 8x4)

119.1

White to Ganguly, OUT, Rush of blood and he's out caught in the deep, White delivers that a little wide of off stump, Ganguly makes a bit of room, gives the charge and goes ahead with the loft, it was clear from the start that he wasn't in full control of the shot, Lee takes the catch falling backwards at long-off

SC Ganguly c Lee b White 102 (332m 225b 8x4 0x6) SR: 45.33

India 435/7   SC Ganguly 102 (225b 8x4)
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