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

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

61.4

White to Tendulkar, no run, flighted outside off, left alone

61.5

White to Tendulkar, no run, flighted outside off, left alone again

61.6

White to Tendulkar, 1 run, tossed up outside off, he drives a full delivery square of the wicket on the off side

India 219/4   CL White 1-0-2-0

63.1

White to Tendulkar, no run, pitches outside off, no turn at all before reaching haddin

63.2

White to Tendulkar, no run, flighted on middle and leg, he works it to the on side

63.3

White to Tendulkar, no run, flighted wide outside off, he defends straight to cover

63.4

White to Tendulkar, no run, pitches outside off and straightens, doesn't offer a stroke

63.5

White to Tendulkar, no run, pitches around the off stump, no turn at all as he defends easily

63.6

White to Tendulkar, 1 run, angled on the pads and he gets across and works it away to deep square leg

India 231/4   CL White 2-0-3-0

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

65.4

White to Tendulkar, no run, defended back to the bowler

65.5

White to Tendulkar, 2 runs, steps down the track and lofts White with the turn over long-off, the ball stops a little before the boundary

65.6

White to Tendulkar, no run, gets well forward and defends

India 239/4   CL White 3-0-6-0

67.1

White to Tendulkar, 1 run, shuffles across the crease to a good length delivery and works it to fine leg

67.2

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

67.3

White to Tendulkar, no run, driven on the front foot straight to the covers

67.4

White to Tendulkar, no run, tossed up outside off and defended back to the bowler

67.5

White to Tendulkar, no run, flighted outside off, no turn at all, he gets forward and defends

67.6

White to Tendulkar, no run, gets well forward to a flighted delivery and defends it away

India 243/4   CL White 4-0-8-0

69.1

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

69.2

White to Tendulkar, 1 run, floated down the leg side, he nudges it away to fine leg

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   CL White 5-0-10-0

71.1

White to Tendulkar, no run, White still struggles to get turn, it goes on straight and Tendulkar defends

71.2

White to Tendulkar, no run, I spoke too soon, White slips in a google, pitches wide outside off though and doesn't trouble Tendulkar as he lets it go

71.3

White to Tendulkar, 1 run, flighted outside off, he leans forward and pushes it through the line to long-off

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   CL White 6-0-12-0

73.1

White to Ganguly, 1 run, pushed to the covers

73.2

White to Tendulkar, 1 run, gets forward to a flighted delivery outside off and finds a single to deep extra cover

73.3

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

73.4

White to Tendulkar, 1 run, and that's 12,000 to Tendulkar! He gets there with a clip to deep midwicket, this is his 152nd match

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   CL White 7-0-16-0

75.1

White to Tendulkar, FOUR, Tendulkar's in his element, he waltzes down the track and lofts a good length delivery over mid-off's head

75.2

White to Tendulkar, no run, gets on the backfoot to a short of a length delivery and defends

75.3

White to Tendulkar, 1 run, makes use of the width outside off to cut wide of backward point

75.4

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

75.5

White to Tendulkar, FOUR, the googly doesn't come off well for White, it's way too short and the long hop sits up well for Tendulkar to rock back and pull it over midwicket

75.6

White to Tendulkar, no run, pitches outside off and straightens, safely left alone

India 281/4   CL White 8-0-26-0

107.1

White to Dhoni, no run, no turn, he chops it to the off side

107.2

White to Dhoni, no run, not turn at all, Dhoni opts to let it go

107.3

White to Dhoni, no run, slower through the air, Dhoni shoulders arms to another one which straightens

107.4

White to Dhoni, 1 run, angles it towards middle and leg, he gets across his stumps for a premeditated sweep

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   CL White 9-0-28-0

109.1

White to Dhoni, no run, sticks his pad out to let it go, not turn again

109.2

White to Dhoni, 1 run, he sweeps very close to the pad and that prompts an appeal from White, more of a half hearted appeal

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

109.5

White to Dhoni, 1 run, floated on middle and leg, he nudges it to fine leg

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   CL White 10-0-35-0

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

111.4

White to Dhoni, no run, pushed in faster, he lunges forward to defend

111.5

White to Dhoni, no run, gives it more air, he drives firmly to short extra cover

111.6

White to Dhoni, SIX, he goes downtown! Dhoni sees the extra flight and waltzes down the track, he carts White high over his head and that goes a few rows back, it's his fifty as well, very welcome knock by the Indian captain

India 408/6   CL White 11-0-42-0

113.1

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

113.2

White to Dhoni, no run, goes for an expansive drive but doesn't pick the googly, gets a thick inside edge on to the toe of his pads

113.3

White to Dhoni, no run, slower through the air and straightens, he gets a half stride forward and defends

113.4

White to Dhoni, no run, another googly, lunges forward and the ball hits him on the pads maybe just outside the line of leg, White and the rest appeal, Rauf shakes his head

113.5

White to Dhoni, 1 run, stays back and punches a straight ball down to long-on

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   CL White 12-0-44-0

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

115.3

White to Dhoni, 1 run, way too flat, the ball lands as a half tracker and Dhoni mistimes the paddle-pull (if such a shot exists), he's frustrated he couldn't slam it for four

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   CL White 13-0-46-0

117.1

White to Dhoni, 1 run, short and wide outside off, no turn, he cuts to sweeper cover

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

117.4

White to Dhoni, no run, stays back, keeps a little low, he chops it back to the bowler

117.5

White to Dhoni, 1 run, flighted outside off, he punches it in front of mid-off and sets off, Ganguly scampers home

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   CL White 14-0-53-0

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

119.2

White to Dhoni, no run, flighted on middle and leg, he pushes it back to the bowler

119.3

White to Dhoni, no run, flighted outside off, he pushes it to the off side

119.4

White to Dhoni, no run, the googly, hits him somewhere close to the back leg on the forward defense and White appeals, that was missing everything

119.5

White to Dhoni, no run, flighted on middle and leg, he pushes it to midwicket

119.6

White to Dhoni, 1 run, floated down the leg side, he nudges it behind square on the on side

India 436/7   CL White 15-0-54-1

121.1

White to Dhoni, no run, flighted outside off, he lunges forward and pushes it back to the bowler

121.2

White to Dhoni, no run, pitches outside off and holds its line, he shoulders arms

121.3

White to Dhoni, 2 runs, gives him the charge and tries to cart him over extra cover but mistimes it, it lands in the middle of nowhere

121.4

White to Dhoni, 2 runs, softly taps it to the vacant square leg region and sets off quickly, the second run puts pressure on Harbhajan but he makes it before the direct hit

121.5

White to Dhoni, no run, flighted outside off and pushed to the off side

121.6

White to Dhoni, no run, pushed just wide of mid-off and there was a single for the taking, Harbhajan sends his partner back

India 441/7   CL White 16-0-58-1

123.1

White to Harbhajan Singh, OUT, White strikes again! The one that goes through straight, he's almost made it his stock delivery, Harbhajan leaves a big gap between bat and pad as he tries to drive through the off side, the ball knocks back the off stump, lazy shot by Harbhajan

Harbhajan Singh b White 1 (16m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 11.11

123.2

White to Khan, 1 run, moves across and softly tucks it behind the wicketkeeper

123.3

White to Dhoni, no run, pitches outside off and straightens before reaching Haddin

123.4

White to Dhoni, 1 run, full and wide outside off, he drives towards long-off

123.5

White to Khan, no run, lunges forward and the ball lobs off the pads to forward short leg

123.6

White to Khan, no run, flighted outside off he defends

India 444/8   CL White 17-0-60-2

125.1

White to Dhoni, no run, gently flighted outside off stump and he watches it go by

125.2

White to Dhoni, 1 run, comes out but mistimes the shot along the ground to mid-on

125.3

White to Khan, no run, flights it on a length and he nudges to the off side

125.4

White to Khan, no run, well flighted, hint of drift, defended back to White

125.5

White to Khan, no run, comes forward and defends this one to the man at point

125.6

White to Khan, no run, short and spins in and he cuts off the back foot to point

India 458/8   CL White 18-0-61-2

127.1

White to Dhoni, no run, quicker through the air, he stays on the back foot and keeps it away

127.2

White to Dhoni, SIX, waltzes down the track, makes use of the flight and slams him against the turn over long-off, there were at least three fielders on the deep and he beat all of them

127.3

White to Dhoni, FOUR, heads up! White pushes this a little flatter but that doesn't stop Dhoni from giving the charge, he smashes it flat and the ball fizzes past White and poor Asad Rauf, was that a bird or a plane?

127.4

White to Dhoni, no run, quite a big spinning googly, he defends it away

127.5

White to Dhoni, no run, bowls seam up, pushes that flatter and faster, he pushes it back to the bowler

127.6

White to Dhoni, OUT, quite unnecessary there, White bowls seam up, Dhoni punches a skiddy delivery to Lee at mid-off and risks the single, Zaheer was always struggling and couldn't beat the throw despite the dive, Haddin whips the bails and Koertzen doesn't call for the third umpire, it was that obvious

Z Khan run out 2 (25m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

India 469/9   CL White 19-0-71-2
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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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