Australia tour of India, 2008/09 / Commentary

Border-Gavaskar Trophy - 2nd Test

India v Australia

India won by 320 runs

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41.2

Johnson to Laxman, 2 runs, short of a length on middle and leg, he tucks it to the on side

41.3

Johnson to Laxman, no run, full and wide outside off, Laxman wasn't tempted into a wils slash, India don't need another dismissal at this stage

41.4

Johnson to Laxman, no run, the line is closer to the off stump, Laxman safely shoulders arms

41.5

Johnson to Laxman, no run, hits a stump to stump line this time and Laxman does well to get behind the line and defend

41.6

Johnson to Laxman, no run, hits a good length outside off, he gets behind the line and pushes it towards mid-off

India 148/3   VVS Laxman 2* (5b)

42.2

Lee to Laxman, no run, keeps a little low before reaching Laxman and he gets down to defend

42.3

Lee to Laxman, no run, hits a good length on off stump, he defends it to the off side

42.4

Lee to Laxman, no run, there's a spring in Lee's step as he bangs it in short and Laxman does well to sway and evade it

42.5

Lee to Laxman, 1 run, a fiery full delivery on the pads and Laxman whips it away on the up towards Johnson at fine leg

India 150/3   VVS Laxman 3* (9b)

43.1

Johnson to Laxman, FOUR, Johnson errs by straying down the leg side and that's suicidal when you're bowling to Laxman because he's so strong with his wrists, fine leg had no chance in cutting that off

43.2

Johnson to Laxman, no run, pitches on middle and leg and he pushes it to the on side

43.3

Johnson to Laxman, no run, loses his line and strays well wide of off stump, he lets it go

43.4

Johnson to Laxman, no run, fires in a yorker length delivery outside off and Laxman has to reach out a bit to dig it out

43.5

Johnson to Laxman, FOUR, the slower ball, strays wide of the off stump, Laxman waits on it, opens the face of the bat and glides it with soft hands past where fourth slip would have been and picks up a welcome boundary

43.6

Johnson to Laxman, no run, hits a good length outside off and he taps it towards cover

India 160/3   VVS Laxman 11* (15b 2x4)

44.4

Lee to Laxman, no run, pitches on a good length outside off and comes on quickly, laxman defends to the off side

44.5

Lee to Laxman, no run, pitches on a fuller length outside off, he shoulders arms

44.6

Lee to Laxman, 1 run, angles it towards the pads and Laxman uses his wrists well and easily works it away to fine leg

India 163/3   VVS Laxman 12* (18b 2x4)

45.1

Johnson to Laxman, OUT, another catch down the legside! Johnson strays down the legside and the ball moves away very slightly close to Laxman's pads, he tries to glance it fine but gets a thin edge off the bat, Haddin wasn absolutely sure of the edge and so was Asad Rauf whose finger went up immediately

VVS Laxman c †Haddin b Johnson 12 (18m 19b 2x4 0x6) SR: 63.15

India 163/4   VVS Laxman 12 (19b 2x4)
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Sachin Tendulkar takes photos after the victory, India v Australia, 2nd Test, Mohali, 5th day, October 21, 2008

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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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