Australia tour of India, 2008/09 / Commentary

Border-Gavaskar Trophy - 2nd Test

India v Australia

India won by 320 runs

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81.6

Siddle to Sharma, no run, negotiates his first delivery well as he steers it down to point

India 305/5   I Sharma 0* (1b)

82.2

Lee to Sharma, no run, Ishant is greeted by an absolute jaffa, pitches on middle and off and shapes away, very close to the edge

82.3

Lee to Sharma, no run, Ishant shuffles across his stumps a little and meets the ball on the back pad, missing leg anyway

82.4

Lee to Sharma, no run, jams in a yorker outside off and he does well to dig it out to point

82.5

Lee to Sharma, no run, fires a short delivery down the leg side, he backs off and lets it go

82.6

Lee to Sharma, (no ball) 2 runs, Lee oversteps and to make things worse there' a misfield by Hussey at point, Ishant digs out another yorker

82.6

Lee to Sharma, no run, Lee brings the ball back in to the right hander to square him up but Ishant responds well by getting nicely behind the line and defending

India 309/5   I Sharma 2* (7b)

83.4

Siddle to Sharma, no run, sudden rush of blood from Ishant as he attempts a cracking off drive, bat was nowhere near the ball, foot movement nil, not quite the ideal shot at this situation

83.5

Siddle to Sharma, no run, this time he respects the bowler and shoulders arms

83.6

Siddle to Sharma, no run, fullish in length and curving inwards, he gets behind the line and pushes it to mid-off

India 310/5   I Sharma 2* (10b)

84.2

Lee to Sharma, no run, hits a good length on off stump, he gets across and defends

84.3

Lee to Sharma, no run, similar line and length, he moves across to cover the line and pats it back to the bowler

84.4

Lee to Sharma, no run, that's very well played again, he watches the ball closely, picks the length and transfers his weight on the backfoot to defend

84.5

Lee to Sharma, no run, pitches outside the off stump, left alone

84.6

Lee to Sharma, no run, and Ishant safely sees off the last ball, full delivery outside off, Haddin does the honours

India 311/5   I Sharma 2* (15b)

85.2

Siddle to Sharma, 2 runs, that's a good way to start off the morning, Ishant just pushes a delivery outside off and beats cover

85.3

Siddle to Sharma, no run, the first chance, well half chance, Ishant fails to keep out a bouncer and the ball lobs off the top part of his bat and lands safely in front of square leg

85.4

Siddle to Sharma, no run, this one comes back in sharply after pitching and traps Ishant high on the pads, no appeals for that and rightly so

85.5

Siddle to Sharma, no run, well played, Ishant covers the line well and defends with a full face of the bat

85.6

Siddle to Sharma, no run, similar length but the ball keeps a trifle low, Ishant does well to keep his eyes on the ball and defend back to the bowler

India 314/5   I Sharma 4* (20b)

87.1

Siddle to Sharma, no run, lands on the middle and leg line, Ishant turns it towards midwicket

87.2

Siddle to Sharma, no run, shorter in length and directed at the stumps, Ishant is forced to stay on the back foot but he manages to defend it ok

87.3

Siddle to Sharma, no run, hits a good length outside off and drifts closer to the off stump, he wisely chooses to let it go

87.4

Siddle to Sharma, no run, Siddle fires in a bouncer and directs it across the right hander, Ishant moves to his right and just manages to take evasive action

87.5

Siddle to Sharma, no run, Siddle attempts the same again but directs this further down the leg side, safely negotiated this time

87.6

Siddle to Sharma, no run, fuller in length and angling towards middle and off, Ishant closes the face of the bat and pushes it towards mid-on

India 318/5   I Sharma 4* (26b)

88.6

Lee to Sharma, 1 run, lazy running again by Ishant, the intention was right in taking a quick single to cover but he wasn't very quick off the blocks

India 322/5   I Sharma 5* (27b)

89.1

Siddle to Sharma, no run, Siddle digs it in short of a length and the ball climbs on Ishant's midriff, he gets across his stumps and keeps it away

89.2

Siddle to Sharma, FOUR, that's confidence for you! It's short and wide outside off, he gets his shoulders high up and punches it firmly with a half stride forward, it travelled fairly quickly off the meat of the bat past mid-off and cover

89.3

Siddle to Sharma, no run, stands outside the crease, he pushes it to the off side

89.4

Siddle to Sharma, no run, gets it to angle across the right hander and he shuffles and tucks it towards mid-on

89.5

Siddle to Sharma, no run, Siddle comes round the wicket hoping for another catch to Haddin down the leg side, Ishant moves across the stumps to glance it fine but just misses

89.6

Siddle to Sharma, OUT, I think Ponting should take all the credit for that wicket purely for his field placement, Siddle digs it in short outside leg and forces Ishant to fend it off as it gains on him, the ball lobs off the top part of his bat and goes straight to Katich at leg gully

I Sharma c Katich b Siddle 9 (40m 33b 1x4 0x6) SR: 27.27

India 326/6   I Sharma 9 (33b 1x4)
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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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