Australia tour of India, 2008/09 / Commentary

Border-Gavaskar Trophy - 2nd Test

India v Australia

India won by 320 runs

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1.5

Siddle to Sehwag, no run, greets Sehwag with a pacy short delivery outside off, he safely lets it go, Siddle works up some pace here

1.6

Siddle to Sehwag, FOUR, Siddle loses his control and strays down the leg side, Sehwag has enough time to flick it with the movement off his pads and fine isn't even close enough to cut it off

India 17/0   V Sehwag 4* (2b 1x4)

2.4

Lee to Sehwag, 1 run, very risky but he survives! Lee gets quite a bit of away movement and pitches it up to tempt Sehwag into the drive, he uppishly scoops it past a diving Hussey at gully, third man picks it up

India 21/0   V Sehwag 5* (3b 1x4)

3.1

Siddle to Sehwag, no run, poor shot from Sehwag as he flashes at a delivery outside off, didn't bounce as much as he expected

3.2

Siddle to Sehwag, no run, pitches on middle and leg and he pats it away down to mid-onm

3.3

Siddle to Sehwag, no run, pitches it full and draws him on the front foot, he pushes it towards and immediately turns down a single

3.4

Siddle to Sehwag, no run, awesome delivery from Siddle, angles it from slightly wide of the crease and draws Sehwag forward, the ball was just inches away from the outside edge

3.5

Siddle to Sehwag, FOUR, angles it from wide of the crease again and this time Sehwag gets some wood on it as he gets forward to defend, the ball takes the outside edge and trickles past third slip and down to third man

3.6

Siddle to Sehwag, no run, responds with a bouncer, Sehwag ducks and lets it go

India 25/0   V Sehwag 9* (9b 2x4)

4.2

Lee to Sehwag, no run, hits just short of a good length on off and middle and doesn't get any movement, he gets on the back foot and forces it down to the covers

4.3

Lee to Sehwag, no run, this tiem Lee gets it to cut back in late and angle towards the pads, Sehwag gets a thick inside edge, good delivery there

4.4

Lee to Sehwag, 3 runs, just a fraction wide outside off and Sehwag times it well to bisect the gap between mid-off and cover, all credit to Johnson for saving an extra run

India 29/0   V Sehwag 12* (12b 2x4)

5.1

Siddle to Sehwag, 1 run, angles it towards the body, he shuffles and works it down to fine leg

India 30/0   V Sehwag 13* (13b 2x4)

6.1

Lee to Sehwag, 1 run, pitches short of a good length on middle and leg, he rocks back and flicks it wide of fine leg

India 31/0   V Sehwag 14* (14b 2x4)

7.1

Siddle to Sehwag, no run, hits a good length outside off, he pushes it down towards cover

7.2

Siddle to Sehwag, FOUR, Siddle overpitches and angles it towards Sehwag's pads, he uses his wrists to perfection and flicks it with ease wide of square leg

7.3

Siddle to Sehwag, FOUR, and again! Siddle strays on Sehwag's pads yet again and asks to be hit, Sehwag works his wrists and whips it away to the left of square leg this time

7.4

Siddle to Sehwag, no run, much better line, pitches outside off, he gets behind it and pats it away towards point

7.5

Siddle to Sehwag, no run, gets it to angles inwards, pitches on middle and off, Sehwag gets on the back foot and defends back to the bowler

7.6

Siddle to Sehwag, no run, angles in to the right hander and draws Sehwag in to the drive on the front foot, he gets a thin inside edge onto his pads

India 43/0   V Sehwag 22* (20b 4x4)

8.6

Johnson to Sehwag, FOUR, all timing, Johnson strays wide outside off and the away movement doesn't help his cause, Sehwag leans forward and eases it with minimum effort wide of the covers, that just raced away in a flash

India 52/0   V Sehwag 26* (21b 5x4)

10.1

Johnson to Sehwag, no run, gets a good shape across the right hander, Sehwag watchfully lets it go

10.2

Johnson to Sehwag, no run, back of a length this time and gets it to curve back in after pitching, Sehwag gets on the back foot and taps it away to the off side

10.3

Johnson to Sehwag, 1 run, full and wide outside off and Sehwag drives past the in fied, there's protection in the deep for him

India 57/0   V Sehwag 27* (24b 5x4)

11.1

Siddle to Sehwag, no run, pitches a little full outside off, he gets forward and angles it towards point

11.2

Siddle to Sehwag, no run, full outside off again, this time Sehwag drives forcefully but can't beat mid-off

11.3

Siddle to Sehwag, 1 run, Siddle gets it tn angle in to the pads, he shuffles and works it wide of square leg

India 62/0   V Sehwag 28* (27b 5x4)

12.1

Johnson to Sehwag, no run, short of a length from Johnson on middle stump, Sehwag stands on his toes and tries to work the ball on the leg side but ends up hitting it towards the bowler

12.2

Johnson to Sehwag, 1 run, short of a length but this time the line is too straight, allowing Sehwag to move back and nudge the ball off his hips towards fine leg

India 63/0   V Sehwag 29* (29b 5x4)

13.1

Watson to Sehwag, FOUR, Watson starts off with a slower ball outside off stump, Sehwag plays the drive too early and gets an edge through the vacant second slip region for four

13.2

Watson to Sehwag, no run, another slower one outside off stump, this time Sehwag lets it go and the ball bounces twice before reaching Haddin

13.3

Watson to Sehwag, 1 run, full ball just outside off stump, Sehwag jabs his bat down at it and opens the face to guide the ball towards third man

13.5

Watson to Sehwag, no run, good length from Watson, and straight, Sehwag strides forward and defends solidly with a straight bat

13.6

Watson to Sehwag, 1 run, short of a length on middle and leg, Sehwag jumps back and turns the ball off his hips towards long leg

India 70/0   V Sehwag 35* (34b 6x4)

14.1

Johnson to Sehwag, no run, bangs it in short down the leg side, Sehwag evades it

14.2

Johnson to Sehwag, OUT, Johnson had set him up the previous ball and now he has his reward, he bangs it in short of a length down the leg side again, Sehwag this time shuffles and tries to nudge it down the leg side, there was a sound before the ball reached Haddin, he was confident, Koertzen was convinced. I need to see a replay of that.

V Sehwag c †Haddin b Johnson 35 (70m 36b 6x4 0x6) SR: 97.22

India 70/1   V Sehwag 35 (36b 6x4)
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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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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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