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
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

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End of over 101 (3 runs) India 375/6

    • MS Dhoni 35 (36b 5x4 1x6)
    • SC Ganguly 75 (164b 5x4)
    • MG Johnson 22-3-74-3
    • SR Watson 15-3-54-0
101.1

Watson to Ganguly, 1 run, fullish outside off and angling in, he pushes it wide of mid-off

101.2

Watson to Dhoni, no run, slower in pace, lands on a fullish length and he gets forward and pushes it away to the off side

Deep square leg for Watson. Haddin gets a helmet and stands up to the stumps

101.3

Watson to Dhoni, no run, punches a fullish delivery hard but can't beat mid-off

101.4

Watson to Dhoni, no run, hits a good length outside off and he chops it down towards point

101.5

Watson to Dhoni, 1 run, angles in towards the batsman and he gets across and works it down towards fine leg

Btw, these two have added 50 already

101.6

Watson to Ganguly, no run, comes round the wicket to the left hander, he gets forward and pushes it to mid-on

End of over 102 (2 runs) India 377/6

    • SC Ganguly 76 (166b 5x4)
    • MS Dhoni 36 (40b 5x4 1x6)
    • SR Watson 16-3-56-0
    • 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

End of over 103 (2 runs) India 379/6

    • SC Ganguly 77 (171b 5x4)
    • MS Dhoni 37 (41b 5x4 1x6)
    • MG Johnson 23-3-76-3
    • SR Watson 16-3-56-0
103.1

Watson to Ganguly, no run, comes round the wicket and angles it in to the left hander, he gets forward and pushes it to cover

103.2

Watson to Ganguly, 1 run, pitches on middle and leg, he punches it down towards mid-on

103.3

Watson to Dhoni, no run, keeps a little low outside off and Dhoni has to bend a little low to slice it to point

103.4

Watson to Dhoni, 1 run, a slow bouncer, Dhoni meets the ball close to the helmet and hooks along the ground to fine leg

103.5

Watson to Ganguly, 1 run, hits a good length outside off, he gets across and cuts it down to the sweeper cover

Defensive field setting here

103.6

Watson to Dhoni, no run, gets a good drift in to the right hander to cramp him for room, he gets forward and firmly punches it towards mid-off

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End of over 104 (3 runs) India 382/6

    • MS Dhoni 38 (44b 5x4 1x6)
    • SC Ganguly 79 (174b 5x4)
    • SR Watson 17-3-59-0
    • 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

End of over 105 (maiden) India 382/6

    • SC Ganguly 79 (180b 5x4)
    • MS Dhoni 38 (44b 5x4 1x6)
    • MG Johnson 24-4-76-3
    • SR Watson 17-3-59-0
105.1

Watson to Dhoni, no run, fullish and swinging in, he gets forward and pushes it back to the bowler

105.2

Watson to Dhoni, no run, fullish and swinging in, he works it down to cover

105.3

Watson to Dhoni, no run, good change of pace, Dhoni commits to the drive but checks his push to mid-on

105.4

Watson to Dhoni, no run, hits a good length and gets it to angle in to the right hander, he punches it firmly to mid-off

105.5

Watson to Dhoni, no run, holds the length back a bit another firm punch finds the fielder, this time at cover

105.6

Watson to Dhoni, 1 run, a bouncer this time, he swivels but doesn't quite time it as well as he would've liked, fine leg picks it up

End of over 106 (1 run) India 383/6

    • MS Dhoni 39 (50b 5x4 1x6)
    • SC Ganguly 79 (180b 5x4)
    • SR Watson 18-3-60-0
    • 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

End of over 107 (1 run) India 384/6

    • SC Ganguly 79 (185b 5x4)
    • MS Dhoni 40 (51b 5x4 1x6)
    • MG Johnson 25-4-77-3
    • SR Watson 18-3-60-0

Cameron White bowls. One slip

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

End of over 108 (2 runs) India 386/6

    • SC Ganguly 80 (187b 5x4)
    • MS Dhoni 41 (55b 5x4 1x6)
    • CL White 9-0-28-0
    • 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

End of over 109 (6 runs) India 392/6

    • SC Ganguly 85 (192b 6x4)
    • MS Dhoni 42 (56b 5x4 1x6)
    • MG Johnson 26-4-83-3
    • 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

More time wasted in fixing the stump back, the over-rate isn't spectacular by any means

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

End of over 110 (7 runs) India 399/6

    • SC Ganguly 90 (195b 7x4)
    • MS Dhoni 44 (59b 5x4 1x6)
    • CL White 10-0-35-0
    • 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

last ball before lunch perhaps

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

That's lunch. India have scored 90 and lost a wicket. India's session, no doubt. Dhoni's aggression has shaped the session, he has taken a lot of pressure off his partner and not allowed the burden of captaincy affect his batting. Ganguly looks well set to score a century. He has looked good in parts and had to deal with a difficult passage of play with Lee firing bouncers. Join us at 12.10 for the second session.

Amzy, from Australia: "What's with all the low crowds in India? Normally their grounds are packed but in these 2 tests I have seen so many empty seats! Is it renovations or just the new era of reality with all these worldwide financial issues?"

Mike, from France: "Referring to the Metallica song for Ganguly (nothing else matters) , my song choice for the Aussies would have been 'Get 'em out by Friday' by Genesis, but they have missed their chance - and any chance of winning now..

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End of over 111 (2 runs) India 401/6

    • SC Ganguly 91 (200b 7x4)
    • MS Dhoni 45 (60b 5x4 1x6)
    • MG Johnson 27-4-85-3
    • CL White 10-0-35-0

We're back for the post lunch session. Mark, from Chicago, writes: "The most disappointed soul in that entire stadium is sitting in the dressing-room. If Sehwag had batted for a day on this pitch, another one of Lara's records would have gone - the 400."

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

End of over 112 (7 runs) India 408/6

    • MS Dhoni 51 (63b 5x4 2x6)
    • SC Ganguly 92 (203b 7x4)
    • CL White 11-0-42-0
    • MG Johnson 27-4-85-3
112.1

Watson to Ganguly, no run, pitches outside off from round the wicket, he gets forward and taps it to the covers

112.2

Watson to Ganguly, no run, gets a little width outside off but he flashes without moving his feet, he knows he didn't make good use of that

112.3

Watson to Ganguly, no run, full and close to middle and off, he gets forward and pushes to extra cover

112.4

Watson to Ganguly, no run, too wide outside the off stump, Ganguly doesn't really commit himself to the punch and settles for a dot ball to the covers

112.5

Watson to Ganguly, 1 run, slower ball, he taps it to Ponting at point and risks a single, he makes it on time and the throw is a trifle wide of the stumps

112.6

Watson to Dhoni, FOUR, too wide outside the off stump, the lack of pace allows Dhoni to wait on it, get his feet across and slash wide of backward point and cover, full marks for placement and timing too

End of over 113 (5 runs) India 413/6

    • MS Dhoni 55 (64b 6x4 2x6)
    • SC Ganguly 93 (208b 7x4)
    • SR Watson 19-3-65-0
    • CL White 11-0-42-0
113.1

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

still the one slip in place

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

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End of over 114 (3 runs) India 416/6

    • SC Ganguly 94 (210b 7x4)
    • MS Dhoni 56 (68b 6x4 2x6)
    • CL White 12-0-44-0
    • SR Watson 19-3-65-0
114.1

Watson to Ganguly, 1 run, short and wide outside the off stump and he slashes, beats point but Katich's there in the deep to mop up

114.2

Watson to Dhoni, 4 leg byes, short of a length and drifting down the leg side, he pulls, makes contact with the thigh pad and the ball rolls to fine leg

114.3

Watson to Dhoni, no run, comes in just a little with the angle and he punches it hard down the pitch

114.4

Watson to Dhoni, no run, fuller in length and he plays it firmly back to the bowler

114.5

Watson to Dhoni, no run, skids through a little quicker and comes in after pitching, Dhoni's cramped for room on the cut and he places it to short cover

114.6

Watson to Dhoni, no run, gets forward to a fullish delivery and attempts a quick single to mid-off, changes his mind

End of over 115 (5 runs) India 421/6

    • MS Dhoni 56 (73b 6x4 2x6)
    • SC Ganguly 95 (211b 7x4)
    • SR Watson 20-3-66-0
    • CL White 12-0-44-0

Now White has a forward short leg

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

End of over 116 (2 runs) India 423/6

    • SC Ganguly 96 (216b 7x4)
    • MS Dhoni 57 (74b 6x4 2x6)
    • CL White 13-0-46-0
    • SR Watson 20-3-66-0
116.1

Watson to Dhoni, no run, fires in the yorker, well bowled, Dhoni does well to dig it out

116.2

Watson to Dhoni, 2 leg byes, slides towards the pads and he nudges it away towards fine leg off his pads

116.3

Watson to Dhoni, no run, full and curving in, he digs it out to long-off

116.4

Watson to Dhoni, 1 run, pitches on a good length outside off, he pushes it past the covers to bring up the 100 stand off 160 balls

116.5

Watson to Ganguly, no run, good bouncer by watson, the loopy type, Ganguly watches it closely, bends down and lets it go

116.6

Watson to Ganguly, no run, pitches that outside off and gets it to curve in, he watchfully lets it go

End of over 117 (3 runs) India 426/6

    • SC Ganguly 96 (218b 7x4)
    • MS Dhoni 58 (78b 6x4 2x6)
    • SR Watson 21-3-67-0
    • 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

Ganguly on 96

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

End of over 118 (7 runs) India 433/6

    • SC Ganguly 101 (221b 8x4)
    • MS Dhoni 60 (81b 6x4 2x6)
    • CL White 14-0-53-0
    • SR Watson 21-3-67-0
118.1

Watson to Dhoni, no run, pitches on middle and leg and skids through, the ball deflects off his pads to the off side

118.2

Watson to Dhoni, 1 run, quicker delivery, gets it to curve back in and he pushes it to the sweeper cover

118.3

Watson to Ganguly, no run, 85.6 mph, comes round the wicket, he turns the face of the bat and nudges it to midwicket

118.4

Watson to Ganguly, no run, good delivery, gets it to come back in sharply with the angle and Ganguly is equal to the task as he gets his bat nicely behind the line and defends

118.5

Watson to Ganguly, 1 run, angles towards middle and leg, he pushes it softly to the right of mid-off and sets off, Dhoni makes it in time

118.6

Watson to Dhoni, no run, pitches outside off and holds its line after pitching, Dhoni shoulders arms, remember Haddin is standing up to the stumps

End of over 119 (2 runs) India 435/6

    • MS Dhoni 61 (84b 6x4 2x6)
    • SC Ganguly 102 (224b 8x4)
    • SR Watson 22-3-69-0
    • 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

That brings a very good innings to an end, India were under pressure when he walked in and he's done his job

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

End of over 120 (1 run) India 436/7

    • MS Dhoni 62 (89b 6x4 2x6)
    • Harbhajan Singh 0 (0b)
    • CL White 15-0-54-1
    • SR Watson 22-3-69-0
120.1

Watson to Dhoni, 1 run, gets it to curve in nicely through the air, he gets forward and firmly pushes it to deep mid-off and sets off

120.2

Watson to Harbhajan Singh, no run, gets nicely behind the line and defends a full delivery off the full face of the bat

120.3

Watson to Harbhajan Singh, no run, pitches outside off and holds its line before reaching the keeper, Harbhajan gets way across his stumps and shoulders arms

120.4

Watson to Harbhajan Singh, no run, curves in through the air and he tucks firmly to midwicket

120.5

Watson to Harbhajan Singh, no run, too wide outside the off stump for Harbhajan to chase that, he lets it go

First slip is a little wide

120.6

Watson to Harbhajan Singh, no run, hits a good length outside off, he shoulders arms again, Watson is waiting for that mistake

End of over 121 (1 run) India 437/7

    • Harbhajan Singh 0 (5b)
    • MS Dhoni 63 (90b 6x4 2x6)
    • SR Watson 23-3-70-0
    • 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

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End of over 122 (4 runs) India 441/7

    • MS Dhoni 67 (96b 6x4 2x6)
    • Harbhajan Singh 0 (5b)
    • CL White 16-0-58-1
    • SR Watson 23-3-70-0
122.1

Watson to Harbhajan Singh, no run, fullish outside off, pushed towards mid-off

122.2

Watson to Harbhajan Singh, no run, full again and he shapes to drive but he mistimes the stroke, can't get off the mark

122.3

Watson to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, and he's off the blocks, plays an elegant cover drive to a full delivery and places it to deep cover

122.4

Watson to Dhoni, no run, tries to slice it past backward point but he places it straight to the fielder

122.5

Watson to Dhoni, no run, pitches outside off and comes back in, tries to work it to the on side but edges on to his pads

122.6

Watson to Dhoni, no run, full and swinging away, he drives on the walk but can't beat mid-off

End of over 123 (1 run) India 442/7

    • MS Dhoni 67 (99b 6x4 2x6)
    • Harbhajan Singh 1 (8b)
    • SR Watson 24-3-71-0
    • 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

Zaheer walks in, will he stick around long enough for Dhoni to get his hundred? Forward short leg in place - Katich

123.2

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

No forward short leg for Dhoni though

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

Slip, leg slip and forward short leg

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

End of over 124 (2 runs) India 444/8

    • Z Khan 1 (3b)
    • MS Dhoni 68 (101b 6x4 2x6)
    • CL White 17-0-60-2
    • SR Watson 24-3-71-0
124.1

Siddle to Dhoni, FOUR, he pitches it too short and wide outside off, there's protection in the deep but Dhoni punches it wide of them and the ball races away to the deep cover boundary

124.2

Siddle to Dhoni, no run, gets forward and defends

124.3

Siddle to Dhoni, 1 run, steps down the pitch to Siddle and works him away past cover

124.4

Siddle to Khan, 1 run, slightly wide outside off, he reaches out and takes a single to the off side to bring up the 450

124.5

Siddle to Dhoni, SIX, take that! Dhoni steps down the track to Siddle and carts him high over long-off, the ball was picked off a good length, it's clear he wants to get to his hundred fast

124.6

Siddle to Dhoni, 1 run, shuffles across his stumps and places it to the deep on the on side

End of over 125 (13 runs) India 457/8

    • MS Dhoni 80 (106b 7x4 3x6)
    • Z Khan 2 (4b)
    • PM Siddle 26-4-113-2
    • CL White 17-0-60-2

And that will be drinks in Mohali.

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

The field comes up for Zaheer Khan. Short leg and deep slip too.

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

End of over 126 (1 run) India 458/8

    • Z Khan 2 (8b)
    • MS Dhoni 81 (108b 7x4 3x6)
    • CL White 18-0-61-2
    • PM Siddle 26-4-113-2
126.1

Siddle to Dhoni, no run, on a length and he runs this to backward point with ease

126.2

Siddle to Dhoni, no run, slower ball, fuller in length, caressed to the man at cover

126.3

Siddle to Dhoni, no run, tidy stuff and he eases forward to press it back to Siddle

126.4

Siddle to Dhoni, 1 run, comes onto the front foot and pushes this into the covers

126.5

Siddle to Khan, no run, beaten off a length by one that straightens, Zaheer feels for it

126.6

Siddle to Khan, no run, short of a length outside off and he leaves this one be

End of over 127 (1 run) India 459/8

    • Z Khan 2 (10b)
    • MS Dhoni 82 (112b 7x4 3x6)
    • PM Siddle 27-4-114-2
    • 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

End of over 128 (10 runs) India 469/9

    • MS Dhoni 92 (118b 8x4 4x6)
    • CL White 19-0-71-2
    • PM Siddle 27-4-114-2

Now Amit Mishra on debut

128.1

Siddle to Dhoni, no run, pushes it to the off side and farms the strike

128.2

Siddle to Dhoni, no run, fires in an inswinging yorker on middle and leg and he digs it out to the deep, he refuses the single

128.3

Siddle to Dhoni, no run, delivers from wide of the crease, he gets forward and taps it to the deep on the off side, no single again

128.4

Siddle to Dhoni, no run, pushes it towards long-off, no run again

128.5

Siddle to Dhoni, no run, gets behind the line and quietly defends it away, now he has to take a single off the last ball

The field comes close

128.6

Siddle to Dhoni, OUT, was he a little unlucky there? A big inswinger by Siddle, Dhoni moves across his stumps and attempts to work it to the on side for a single, it appears as if he got an inside edge onto his pads, Siddle is confident and Koertzen raises the finger, that may have missed the legstump as well, I need to see another replay of that

MS Dhoni lbw b Siddle 92 (176m 124b 8x4 4x6) SR: 74.19

So India finish with 469. We said earlier that if Dhoni comes good India will get somewhere close to 500. They should be happy with this but may be a trifle disappointed at how the innings ended. At least two out of the last four wickets were giveaways.

Nevertheless, Dhoni's knock was welcome and this will prop his Test average. He looked to attack and played his natural game. Siddle has done well for himself on debut picking up 3 for 114. All he needs is more helpful conditions. Do join us shortly for the Australian reply.

End of over 129 (wicket maiden) India 469/10

    • A Mishra 0 (0b)
    • PM Siddle 28-5-114-3
    • CL White 19-0-71-2
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