Australia tour of India, 2nd Test: India v Australia at Mohali, Oct 17-21, 2008
India won by 320 runs
17,18,19,20,21 October 2008 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150
8.1

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, back of a length outside off and straightens, Gambhir hops and fends it away to point

8.2

Johnson to Gambhir, FOUR, a litte too short and way too wide, Gambhir stays rooted to the crease and flashes at it with control, he places it wide of the vacant backward point region

8.3

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, hits a good length around the off stump, he gets forward and defends

8.4

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, slightly fuller in length but not much lateral movement, Gambhir gets forward and watchfully lets it go

8.5

Johnson to Gambhir, 1 run, angled just a touch towards the pads, gambhir commits early to the front foot and turns it away wide of midwicket

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   MG Johnson 1-0-9-0
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

10.4

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, just a touch too wide outside off and Gambhir mistimes a cut to the off side

10.5

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, shuffles across his stumps a little to a good length ball outside off and shoulders arms

10.6

Johnson to Gambhir, FOUR, too full outside the off stump, Gambhir gets nicely behind the line and punches it off the front foot with a lot of authority, he places it perfectly in the gap between mid-off and cover and the outfield does the rest

India 61/0   MG Johnson 2-0-14-0
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

12.3

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, short of a length outside the left-hander's off stump, Gambhir stays in his crease and drops it with soft hands towards point

12.4

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, fuller length slanting into Gambhir who leans forward and across and closes the face to play the ball to square leg

12.5

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, short of a length on middle stump, Gambhir moves back and plays the ball off his pads towards square leg

12.6

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, Gambhir takes a step out of his crease and defends a good length ball on the off side

India 63/0   MG Johnson 3-0-15-0
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

14.3

Johnson to Dravid, no run, solid in defence this time, he gets behind the line to a good length delivery

14.4

Johnson to Dravid, no run, angles this closer to the pads, he pushes it firmly back to the bowler

14.5

Johnson to Dravid, no run, defended back to the bowler

14.6

Johnson to Dravid, no run, pitches around the leg stump, Dravid closes the face of the bat a little to work it to the on side but only suceeds in playing it back to the bowler

India 70/1   MG Johnson 4-1-15-1
16.1

Johnson to Dravid, no run, hits a good length outside off, cramps him for room as he settles for a defensive shot back to the bowler

16.2

Johnson to Dravid, no run, same ball same result, Dravid covers the line well

16.3

Johnson to Dravid, no run, gets a little across his stumps and opens the face of the bat a touch to find the gap on the off side, he turns down any thoughts of a run

16.4

Johnson to Dravid, no run, delivers from wide of the crease to get the angle across the right hander, doesn't get much movement before the ball reaches Haddin

16.5

Johnson to Dravid, no run, pitches outside off, he taps it to the off side

16.6

Johnson to Dravid, no run, gets a big stride across his stumps to a good length ball which shapes away after pitching, he chooses to let it go

India 78/1   MG Johnson 5-2-15-1
18.1

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, back of a length outsde off, he hops and fends it away to point

18.2

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, angles in towards the body and Gambhir commits to the front foot a little early and tries to work it to the on side, he gets an inside edge on to his pads and the ball lobs to the off side

18.3

Johnson to Gambhir, 1 run, turned to fine leg, Gambhir sets off for the second run but Dravid quickly sends him back, India don't need a run out after this fine start

18.4

Johnson to Dravid, no run, good length on middle and leg, he works it to the on side

18.5

Johnson to Dravid, FOUR, Dravid leans forward to a well pitched up delivery outside the off stump, he checks his stroke and the ball lobs in the air for a few anxious moments before beating mid-off, the timing was good enough to carry it through to the boundary, Siddle gives the chase and dives in vain at the long-off boundary

18.6

Johnson to Dravid, no run, shuffles and tucks it away straight to fine leg

India 88/1   MG Johnson 6-2-20-1
20.1

Johnson to Dravid, 1 run, pitches on middle and leg, he shuffles and tucks it away to fine leg

20.2

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, back of a length on middle and off, he defends back to the bowler

20.3

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, a touch fuller this time and he gets on the front foot to defend

20.4

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, well disguised slower ball, Gambhir is a little too early on the on side flick and he manages only a thick inside edge onto his pads

20.5

Johnson to Gambhir, 1 run, gets his wrists working nicely this time as he nudges it with soft hands to the on side to get a single

20.6

Johnson to Dravid, no run, delivers it from wide of the crease and bangs it in short down the leg side, Dravid shoulders arms and watches it go through safely to the keeper

India 90/1   MG Johnson 7-2-22-1
22.1

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, fires in a yorker length outside off, he attempts a square drive but misses

22.2

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, a good length delivery this time outside off, he gets on the back foot and taps it towards cover but can't find the gap

22.3

Johnson to Gambhir, 1 run, he tries to intimidate him by walking down the pitch, he whips it off his pads straight to fine leg

22.4

Johnson to Dravid, 1 run, drifts a bit on the pads and Dravid nudges a single to fine leg with a gentle shuffle across the stumps

22.5

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, banged in short of a length outside off and Gambhir fends it to the off side, the meets the ball quite high on the body but importantly plays it with soft hands

22.6

Johnson to Gambhir, 1 run, pitches on a good length outside off, he pushes it wide of point for a single

India 94/1   MG Johnson 8-2-25-1
35.1

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, Gambhir taps it with soft hands and the ball lobs up and seems to bounce very close to the stumps

35.2

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

35.3

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, Gambhir has just a fraction of width to work with outside off and he tries to slay that past point, he mistimes it back to the bowler

35.4

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, strays down the leg side and Gambhir can't make contact, Haddin does well to slide to his right and cut it off

35.5

Johnson to Gambhir, 1 run, pitches outside off, he slashes hard down to third man and White mops up

35.6

Johnson to Dravid, 2 runs, slides towards the pads and Dravid whips it away firmly behind square, White runs across from fine leg and mops up

India 141/1   MG Johnson 9-2-28-1
37.1

Johnson to Dravid, 1 run, clipped wide of short midwicket for a single

37.2

Johnson to Gambhir, 1 run, Johnson delivers it on the pads and Gambhir whips it away wide of square leg, he has protection at the deep on the on side

37.3

Johnson to Dravid, no run, poor shot by Dravid, Johnson tempts him with width outside the off stump and Dravid attempts a boming cover drive while staying rooted to the crease

37.4

Johnson to Dravid, no run

37.5

Johnson to Dravid, no run, fires it on a yorker length outside off, he stretches out and digs it out to point

37.6

Johnson to Dravid, no run, safelty left alone out wide off

India 143/1   MG Johnson 10-2-30-1
39.1

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, gets a bit of width to work with outside off and he slashes straight to Clarke at backward point

39.2

Johnson to Gambhir, 1 run, gets width again and he opens the face of the bat and angles it behind square on the off side

39.3

Johnson to Dravid, no run, lands on a good length outside off and angles away just a touch, Dravid has a good look at it

39.4

Johnson to Dravid, no run, this one angles away just a touch and Dravid plays it safe again by letting it go

39.5

Johnson to Dravid, 1 run, strays too full and wide outside off and Dravid drives past the infield and sweeper cover picks it up

39.6

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, slower delivery on middle and leg, he softly taps it down to mid-on

India 146/1   MG Johnson 11-2-32-1
41.1

Johnson to Gambhir, OUT, it's a double strike and Australia have suddenly seized the initiative, Johnson pitches it on a good length outside off and gets it to straighten, Gambhir shapes to push it down to the covers but manages a thin outside edge, Haddin knows it and so does Asad Rauf who raises the finger

G Gambhir c †Haddin b Johnson 67 (192m 140b 9x4 0x6) SR: 47.85

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   MG Johnson 12-2-34-2
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   MG Johnson 13-2-42-2
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

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   MG Johnson 14-3-42-3
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   MG Johnson 15-3-48-3
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

66.3

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

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   MG Johnson 16-3-50-3
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

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   MG Johnson 17-3-53-3
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   MG Johnson 18-3-60-3
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

72.3

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

72.4

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

72.6

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

India 266/4   MG Johnson 19-3-67-3
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

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   MG Johnson 20-3-68-3
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

98.6

Johnson to Dhoni, no run, short delivery angled down the leg side, Dhoni strangely opts out of the stroke

India 365/6   MG Johnson 21-3-71-3
100.1

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

100.2

Johnson to Dhoni, no run, pitches outside off and gets a big angle across the right hander, the ball keeps low too

100.3

Johnson to Dhoni, no run, this time he gets a big stride across his stumps and drives it to the right of cover

100.4

Johnson to Dhoni, no run, wasted delivery, really full and wide outside off and left alone

100.5

Johnson to Dhoni, 2 runs, not much pace on that ball, he improvises by getting across his stumps and whipping it to the deep on the on side for an easy two

100.6

Johnson to Dhoni, no run, full outside off, he shoulders arms

India 375/6   MG Johnson 22-3-74-3
102.1

Johnson to Dhoni, 1 run, short and angling wide of the off stump, he can't resist a slash but fortunately it's wide of second slip, third man picks it up

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   MG Johnson 23-3-76-3
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   MG Johnson 24-4-76-3
106.1

Johnson to Dhoni, 1 run, pitches close to the pads, he works it to the on side for a single

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   MG Johnson 25-4-77-3
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

108.3

Johnson to Dhoni, 1 run, pitches on middle and leg, he gets across his stumps and whips it wide of mid-on

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   MG Johnson 26-4-83-3
110.1

Johnson to Dhoni, 1 run, continues round the wicket, he tucks it with the angle to the deep on the on side and that brings up the 400

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   MG Johnson 27-4-85-3
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