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

0.1

Lee to Gambhir, no run, not quite a loosener, pitches outside off and carries through well to Haddin, Gambhir safely lets it go

0.2

Lee to Gambhir, no run, pitches round about the same length outside off, this time it moves away just a little, Gambhir gets on the backfoot and shoulders arms

0.3

Lee to Gambhir, FOUR, lovely shot to get the Test match off the mark, overpitched just outside the off stump, gambhir nicely gets behind the line and drives past mid-on, full face of the bat

0.4

Lee to Gambhir, 5 wides, Lee completely loses his radar there, it was so wide outside off that Haddin and the slips stood no chance, the ball runs away to third man

0.4

Lee to Gambhir, no run, muchy better line, outside off and straightens a bit, Haddin collects it at a good height

0.5

Lee to Gambhir, no run, a superb jaffa to square up Gambhir, pitches on the corridor outside off and kicks up a bit, Gambhir is drawn into the stroke but is beaten for pace

0.6

Lee to Gambhir, 1 run, angles in towards the pads and it's easy pickings as he whips it down to fine leg to keep the strike

India 10/0   B Lee 1-0-10-0

2.1

Lee to Gambhir, no run, pitches it on a good length outside off and straightens, he lets it go

2.2

Lee to Gambhir, 2 runs, pitched too full outside off, Gambhir executes uses the pace of the ball and fetches a couple past the covers off a mere defensive push

2.3

Lee to Gambhir, 1 run, drifts towards the body, he uses the movement in to him to flick it wide of square leg

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

2.5

Lee to Gambhir, no run, good length on middle and off, tapped firmly back to the bowler

2.6

Lee to Gambhir, no run, fuller and wider of off stump, gambhir is solid in defence as he pushes it down to mid-off

India 21/0   B Lee 2-0-14-0

4.1

Lee to Gambhir, 1 run, angles just a shade down the leg side and he shuffles and works it down to fine leg

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

4.5

Lee to Gambhir, no run, aims for the fuller length outside off, Gambhir gets on his knee for the square drive but mistimes it to the off side

4.6

Lee to Gambhir, no run, holds the length back outside off, he gets on the front foot and pushes it to the off side

India 29/0   B Lee 3-0-18-0

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

6.2

Lee to Gambhir, no run, bangs it in short of a length outside off and angles away just a touch, he shoulders arms

6.3

Lee to Gambhir, no run, super stuff from Lee, he pitches it just outside the off stump and gets it to angle away just a little, Gambhir fishes at it and withdraws his bat

6.4

Lee to Gambhir, no run, works his wrists and works a full delivery off his pads down to square leg, I reckon it's Katich who slides to his right and cuts off a run or two

6.5

Lee to Gambhir, no run, slightly slower in pace, full on off stump and he works it down to mid-on

6.6

Lee to Gambhir, FOUR, cracker of a shot by Gambhir! Lee overpitches outside the off stump and asks for trouble, gambhir leans on to the drive with his bat and body right behind the line, mid-off or cover could only stare at each other

India 35/0   B Lee 4-0-23-0

15.1

Lee to Gambhir, no run, appeals straightaway for a leg before but Asad rauf is unmoved, it was pretty obvious it was missing leg, for starters it pitched outside leg and angled down the leg side, Lee started celebrating immediately

15.2

Lee to Gambhir, no run, punches it firmly back to Lee on the backfoot and Lee gets a hand to it

15.3

Lee to Gambhir, FOUR, superb off drive, it is overpitched outside off, Gambhir gets forward and behind the line, he punches firmly in the arc between mid-off and cover

15.4

Lee to Gambhir, 2 runs, gets it tn angle in quite sharply, he gets a big stride forward and angles it down to Hayden at third man

15.5

Lee to Gambhir, 2 runs, angled in towards the pads again, he turns his wrists and works it down to fine leg

15.6

Lee to Gambhir, no run, angles it from slightly wide outside the off stump this time, he punches it firmly off the front foot down to the covers

India 78/1   B Lee 5-0-31-0

17.1

Lee to Gambhir, no run, bangs it in short of a length from round the wicket, he shuffles and tucks it down to square leg

17.2

Lee to Gambhir, 1 run, works his wrists well to one that angles in towards his body, he finds the gap just wide of midwicket

17.3

Lee to Dravid, FOUR, Lee loses his line and strays down the leg side, Dravid shuffles and uses the pace of the ball to work it away to fine leg who's very square

17.4

Lee to Dravid, no run, fullish in length outside the off stump, he leans forward and pushes it to mid-off

17.5

Lee to Dravid, no run, fullish towards the pads, he pushes it down towards mid-on

17.6

Lee to Dravid, no run, Dravid leans forward to play a booming cover drive off a full delivery but he places it straight to extra cover

India 83/1   B Lee 6-0-36-0

36.1

Lee to Gambhir, no run, comes round the wicket, the angle is towards middle and leg, he pushes it to the off side

36.2

Lee to Gambhir, no run, holds the length back outside off and invites the flashy punch past the covers, Gambhir fails to make contact

36.3

Lee to Gambhir, no run, Lee isn't really exerting himself in this over, it lands outside off and goes through to Haddin at a fairly gentle pace by his standards

36.4

Lee to Gambhir, no run, fullish on middle and leg and angling in, Gambhir shapes to drive straight but mistimes it back to the bowler

36.5

Lee to Gambhir, no run, pitches outside off and angles across, left alone

36.6

Lee to Gambhir, no run, slightly slower in pace, gambhir tries to angle it behind square on the on side but is cramped for room so he taps it in front of the fielders on the off side

India 141/1   B Lee 7-1-36-0

38.1

Lee to Gambhir, no run, gets behind the line to a good length delivery and taps it back to the bowler

38.2

Lee to Gambhir, no run, Lee charges in hard, bangs it on a good length outside off, Gambhir gauges the bounce and lets it go

38.3

Lee to Gambhir, 1 run, fullish outside off, he gets forward and beats the infield

38.4

Lee to Dravid, no run, swings in a little late, Dravid gets forward and defends a fullish delivery to the off side

38.5

Lee to Dravid, no run, full and slightly wider of off stump, Dravid drives firmly but can't beat cover

38.6

Lee to Dravid, no run, Dravid walks across his stumps and in the last second decides to let it go the wicketkeeper

India 144/1   B Lee 8-1-37-0

40.1

Lee to Dravid, no run, hits a good length outside off, the ball really thuds off Dravid's bat as he defends to the off side

40.2

Lee to Dravid, no run, good comeback by Lee, he dishes out a snorter and Dravid uses all his experience by bending down and swaying away from it just in time

40.3

Lee to Dravid, no run, false shot by Dravid as he chases a wide delivery which shapes away sharply before pitching

40.4

Lee to Dravid, no run, tries to work a full delivery past midwicket but checks his stroke

40.5

Lee to Dravid, OUT, the legstump is disturbed! After chasing a wide delivery outside off the previous ball, he tries to cream this one as well through the offside, he drives but fails to cover the line properly and suceeds in getting an inside edge which pushes back his leg stump

R Dravid b Lee 39 (118m 70b 7x4 0x6) SR: 55.71

40.6

Lee to Tendulkar, no run, gets a fullish delivery outside off, he leans forward and angles it down to point

India 146/2   B Lee 9-2-37-1

42.1

Lee to Tendulkar, 1 run, Lee strays on the pads and the crowd get vocal in anticipation of a boundary, straight to fine leg

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

42.6

Lee to Tendulkar, 2 runs, gets forward to a full delivery and Tendulkar opens the face of the bat and deftly glides it away past gully

India 152/3   B Lee 10-2-41-1

44.1

Lee to Tendulkar, 1 no ball, Lee oversteps this time and hits the deck hard with a bouncer

44.1

Lee to Tendulkar, no run, the slower ball and still a bit short, Tendulkar gets his elbows high and fends it off to the off side

44.2

Lee to Tendulkar, no run, fuller in length, around the off stump line and he pushes it to cover

44.3

Lee to Tendulkar, 1 run, pitched up on the pads and tendulkar quickly gets in position to work it past midwicket

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   B Lee 11-2-44-1

46.1

Lee to Tendulkar, no run, changes his pace, it's slightly short of a length and Tendulkar waits on it before angling it down to point

46.2

Lee to Tendulkar, no run, 84.6 mph, gets a bit of late away swing before pitching, Tendulkar pushes it towards the covers on the walk

46.3

Lee to Tendulkar, no run, pitches on a good length outside off and he softly pushes it down to Clarke who runs across from point

46.4

Lee to Tendulkar, 1 run, Tendulkar eases into a fullish delivery and drives straight but Siddle's a little deep at mid-on and that allows him to intercept it

46.5

Lee to Ganguly, no run, pitches a trifle wide outside the off stump, it appeared as if he wanted to play a stroke but he chose to let it go

46.6

Lee to Ganguly, no run, gets more drift towards the off stump and Ganguly this time steers it down to point

India 164/4   B Lee 12-2-45-1

48.1

Lee to Ganguly, no run, gets a little width outside off and Ganguly lets it go

48.2

Lee to Ganguly, no run, gets forward and defends straight to the covers

48.3

Lee to Ganguly, no run, just a fraction short of a length, he gets on the back foot and defends to the off side

48.4

Lee to Ganguly, no run, adjusts to a fuller length, he gets forward and pushes it to the covers with soft hands

48.5

Lee to Ganguly, no run, he bangs it in short and ganguly evades the bouncer with ease

48.6

Lee to Ganguly, no run, keeps him quiet again as he gets a half stride forward and pushes it with soft hands to cover

India 170/4   B Lee 13-3-45-1

76.1

Lee to Ganguly, no run, comes round the wicket, Ganguly gets forward and looks for a single as he taps it down to point

76.2

Lee to Ganguly, no run, he now delivers a bouncer, a loopy bouncer this time as it sails over Ganguly

76.3

Lee to Ganguly, no run, hits a good length outside off and Ganguly lets it go

76.4

Lee to Ganguly, 1 run, pitches outside off and comes in with the angle, he gets on the back foot and steers it wide of extra cover

76.5

Lee to Tendulkar, FOUR, full and angling away from the right hander, Tendulkar leans on to the drive and times it crisply and places it perfectly in the arc between cover and extra cover

76.6

Lee to Tendulkar, 1 run, takes the pace off the ball a little but it isn;t enough to prevent a single, he softly pushes it wide of cover

India 287/4   B Lee 14-3-51-1

78.1

Lee to Ganguly, no run, comes over the wicket to ganguly for a change, the angle takes it further away from the left hander and he taps it away to point

78.2

Lee to Ganguly, no run, varies the length by pitching it fuller, he plays a tired drive on the front foot straight to cover

78.3

Lee to Ganguly, no run, switches back to round the wicket, attempts a slower ball but it turns into a low full toss, he pushes it down to the covers

78.4

Lee to Ganguly, no run, holds the length back outside the off stump, he gets behind the line and pushes it to mid-off

78.5

Lee to Ganguly, no run, another slower ball which lands as a low full toss, he places it straight to mid-off

78.6

Lee to Ganguly, no run, angles across the left hander, he tries to work it past midwicket but finds the fielder, that's a maiden

India 291/4   B Lee 15-4-51-1

80.1

Lee to Ganguly, no run, comes over the wicket, Lee in all his enthusiasm sprays that wide of off stump, he chases it and chops it down on the bounce to hayden at second slip

80.2

Lee to Ganguly, no run, now that's what you're supposed to do with the new ball! Pitches on the perfect good length on off stump and just angles away, ganguly was in two minds whether to leave it or play at it and the ball fizzed past everything, he jogs away from his crease to gather his thoughts

80.3

Lee to Ganguly, no run, has a flash at one outside the off stump and he survives this time as well

80.4

Lee to Ganguly, 4 byes, a rare lapse by Haddin, Lee fails to control the movement down the leg side and haddin had a touch chance of getting to that

80.5

Lee to Ganguly, no run, full and wide outside off, he gets to the pitch of it but doesn't time it well enough to beat cover

80.6

Lee to Ganguly, no run, hits a good length outside off, he reaches out and taps it away wide of point high on the body

India 297/4   B Lee 16-5-51-1

82.1

Lee to Ganguly, 1 run, comes round the wicket, angles it towards the body and he nudges it down to deep square leg

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   B Lee 17-5-55-1

84.1

Lee to Ganguly, 1 run, slides across the left hander from round the wicket, he shuffles and nudges it to fine leg

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   B Lee 18-5-56-1

86.1

Lee to Ganguly, FOUR, well played, Lee digs it in short of a length from round the wicket, the ball stops a bit on Ganguly as he sizes to pull, he connects off the meat of the bat and finds the big gap at square leg

86.2

Lee to Ganguly, no run, much better from Lee, a touch fuller and outside the off stump, Ganguly sees it through

86.3

Lee to Ganguly, no run, similar line and length, pitches outside off and curves inwards just a little before reaching Haddin

86.4

Lee to Ganguly, no run, fuller and swinging in to Ganguly, he gets well forward and defends to the off side

86.5

Lee to Ganguly, no run, this one's a touch wider outside the off stump, ganguly's not tempted into any stroke

86.6

Lee to Ganguly, no run, pitches outside off and comes in just a little, ganguly watchfully lets it go

India 318/5   B Lee 19-5-60-1

88.1

Lee to Ganguly, no run, comes round the wicket and fires it at a yorker length outside off, he has to reach out to dig it out

88.2

Lee to Ganguly, no run, pitches on a good length and comes in with the angle, he steers it to Katich at backward point

88.3

Lee to Ganguly, 2 runs, full and angling in and driven past cover on the front foot, there's a sweeper to pick it up, Ishant was a little lazy on the second run and really had to scamper back home, Lee couldn't gather the throw from the deep which was a little wide of the stumps

88.4

Lee to Ganguly, no run, fires it in on a fullish length on off and middle and Ganguly's solid in defence

88.5

Lee to Ganguly, 1 run, fuller and slightly wider of the off stump, he leans forward and steers it wide of backward point

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   B Lee 20-5-64-1

90.1

Lee to Ganguly, no run, pitches outside off and comes in a little, left alone

90.2

Lee to Ganguly, no run, full and swinging in, he gets a half stride forward and pushes it towards point

90.3

Lee to Ganguly, no run, swings in and lands on a fullish length, he defends

90.4

Lee to Ganguly, no run, loss of concentration there, Lee digs it in short and angles it across the left hander, he shuffles but changes his mind and takes his eyes off the ball, the ball thuds on to his thigh pad

90.5

Lee to Ganguly, 1 run, pitches outside off on a good length, he steers it wide of point

90.6

Lee to Dhoni, FOUR, well what a way to get off the mark, Lee bangs it in short of a length and the ball skids through fairly quickly to Dhoni, he picks the length early and pulls with force past square leg

India 331/6   B Lee 21-5-69-1

92.1

Lee to Ganguly, 2 runs, short of a length and directed on the body, Ganguly shuffles and pulls it down to fine leg, White shows great commitment to slide and cut it off, Rudi Koertzen checks with the third umpire and White gets the benefit of the doubt

92.2

Lee to Ganguly, 1 leg bye, another short ball and Ganguly shapes to pull again, the ball lobs off his body and Haddin flings himself to his right and gloves it down to fine leg, good attempt

92.3

Lee to Dhoni, no run, Lee steams in from round the wicket, the ball is short and angled towards Dhoni;s midriff, he shuffles, withdraws the stroke and the ball rolls to the on side off his body

92.4

Lee to Dhoni, 1 run, slides down leg and and he nudges it down to fine leg

92.5

Lee to Ganguly, no run, left alone outside off

92.6

Lee to Ganguly, no run, bangs it in short and Ganguly not for the first time takes his eyes off the ball, he evades it in the end, testing over by Lee

India 342/6   B Lee 22-5-72-1

94.1

Lee to Ganguly, 1 run, banged in short from round the wicket, the ball stops a little on Ganguly so he checks his stroke and pulls along the turf past square leg

94.2

Lee to Dhoni, no run, predictably digs it in short, he commits early to the pull but the ball comes on a little quicker, as a result he uneasily pulls it towards leg gully

94.3

Lee to Dhoni, 1 run, shuffles across his stumps and tucks it wide of Lee, he gets off the blocks and calls quickly for the run

94.4

Lee to Ganguly, 1 run, another short ball directed at Ganguly, takes his eyes off the ball but manages to fend it away safely past short square leg

94.5

Lee to Dhoni, no run, pulls a short ball along the turf and Ponting does brilliantly to slide to to his right at square and intercept, saved a couple surely

94.6

Lee to Dhoni, no run, ends the over with a bouncer, Dhoni decides against the hook and sways away

India 349/6   B Lee 23-5-75-1

96.1

Lee to Dhoni, FOUR, Lee persists with his round the wicket line but the short delivery turns into a laf tracker, Dhoni manages to find enough time to rock back and pulls high over square leg

96.2

Lee to Dhoni, 1 run, gets way across his stumps to another short delivery and he softly taps it away to fine lg

96.3

Lee to Ganguly, 1 run, mixes it up with a full ball to catch Ganguly off guard, he stays at the crease and mistimes a drive behind square on the on sode

96.4

Lee to Dhoni, FOUR, slightly short of a length but gives him enough room to free his arms, he flashes at it and safely carves it past point and cover

96.5

Lee to Dhoni, 1 run, pushed towards mid-on for a quick single

96.6

Lee to Ganguly, no run, bangs in a short delivery, he fends it off on his toes

India 360/6   B Lee 24-5-86-1
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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

Sachin Tendulkar takes photos after the victory

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Oct 21, 2008

Ricky Ponting and Sourav Ganguly watch the post-match presentations, India v Australia, 2nd Test, Mohali, 5th day, October 21, 2008

Ricky Ponting and Sourav Ganguly watch the post-match presentations

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