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

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

India 4/0   G Gambhir 4* (3b 1x4)   B Lee 0.3-0-4-0

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)   PM Siddle 1-0-7-0

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

India 25/0   V Sehwag 9* (8b 2x4)   PM Siddle 1.5-0-11-0

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   G Gambhir 16* (28b 2x4)   B Lee 4-0-23-0

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

India 39/0   V Sehwag 18* (16b 3x4)   PM Siddle 3.2-0-16-0

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

India 43/0   V Sehwag 22* (17b 4x4)   PM Siddle 3.3-0-20-0

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

India 47/0   G Gambhir 20* (30b 3x4)   MG Johnson 0.2-0-4-0

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)   MG Johnson 1-0-9-0

Siddle to Gambhir, FOUR, 87.8 mph, good on pace but not so good on accuracy, it was over pitched wide outside the off stump, Gambhir gets forward and spanks it wide of the vacant extra cover region

India 56/0   G Gambhir 25* (37b 4x4)   PM Siddle 4.4-0-24-0

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   G Gambhir 29* (42b 5x4)   MG Johnson 2-0-14-0

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

India 67/0   V Sehwag 33* (30b 6x4)   SR Watson 0.1-0-4-0

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

India 74/1   G Gambhir 34* (53b 6x4)   B Lee 4.3-0-27-0

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

India 83/1   R Dravid 4* (11b 1x4)   B Lee 5.3-0-36-0

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

India 88/1   R Dravid 8* (16b 2x4)   MG Johnson 5.5-2-20-1

Clarke to Gambhir, FOUR, waltzes down the track on seeing the flight and he safely clears mid-on, one bounce and four

India 99/1   G Gambhir 48* (87b 7x4)   MJ Clarke 0.3-0-5-0

Clarke to Gambhir, FOUR, and that's a fifty for Gambhir! He repeats the stroke, uses his feet well, Clarke comes over the wicket this time, he lofts over midwicket this time and finds the boundary off the first bounce

India 103/1   G Gambhir 52* (88b 8x4)   MJ Clarke 0.4-0-9-0

Siddle to Dravid, FOUR, Siddle attempts a yorker length but it doesn't come off right as he overpitches on middle and leg, Dravid shows the full face of the bat and drives through the line to beat mid-on who's fielding up close

India 108/1   R Dravid 15* (30b 3x4)   PM Siddle 7-0-29-0

Watson to Dravid, FOUR, not quite the line Watson was expected to bowl, he slides way down the leg side and Dravid just eases it off the open face of the bat to fine leg, the fielder had no chance of cutting it off

India 117/1   R Dravid 20* (38b 4x4)   SR Watson 7.3-3-17-0

Watson to Dravid, FOUR, Dravid gains more in confidence, Watson strays on the pads, Dravid turns the face of the bat, plays it late and whips it away past short square leg, that's the fifty partnership between Dravid and Gambhir

India 121/1   R Dravid 24* (40b 5x4)   SR Watson 7.5-3-21-0

Siddle to Dravid, FOUR, gets it to angle inwards again but he lands it close to the pads and that's Dravid's strength, he clips it past the vacant square leg region and fetches his third quick boundary

India 126/1   R Dravid 29* (43b 6x4)   PM Siddle 9.2-2-33-0

Siddle to Dravid, FOUR, Siddle strays off line again, this time he angles it towards the pads and lands it on a fullish length, he picks the length early, works his wrists and finds the arc between mid-on and midwicket

India 130/1   R Dravid 33* (45b 7x4)   PM Siddle 9.4-2-37-0

Watson to Gambhir, FOUR, aggression personified by Gambhir, Watson tried to surprise him with a short one and Gambhir was quick to the task, he transferred his weight to the back gfoot and pulled it with disdain past square leg

India 136/1   G Gambhir 62* (119b 9x4)   SR Watson 8.5-3-28-0

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

India 156/3   VVS Laxman 7* (10b 1x4)   MG Johnson 12.1-2-38-2

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

India 160/3   VVS Laxman 11* (14b 2x4)   MG Johnson 12.5-2-42-2

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

India 168/4   SR Tendulkar 9* (15b 1x4)   MG Johnson 14.4-3-46-3

Siddle to Ganguly, FOUR, classic! Vintage Sourav Ganguly as he capitalises on just a fraction of width outside off and slices it past a diving backward point

India 183/4   SC Ganguly 7* (24b 1x4)   PM Siddle 13-2-51-0

Clarke to Ganguly, FOUR, too much air and more width outside off, he gets behind the line and pushes it firmly past a diving mid-off

India 188/4   SC Ganguly 11* (26b 2x4)   MJ Clarke 2.4-0-16-0

Watson to Ganguly, FOUR, starts off with a wide delivery, Ganguly has all the time in the world to get back and across and punch it off the back foot past extra cover

India 199/4   SC Ganguly 20* (35b 3x4)   SR Watson 9.1-3-32-0

Watson to Ganguly, FOUR, it was that easy! Watson gave him a bit too much width and Ganguly merely had to lean onto the stroke with minimum effort, he saw the third man was brought up and caressed it past backward point

India 205/4   SC Ganguly 26* (47b 4x4)   SR Watson 10.2-3-37-0

Siddle to Tendulkar, FOUR, delicate stuff, Siddle overpitches on middle and leg, Tendulkar just flicks the wrists and works it wide of mid-on, that travelled quickly

India 223/4   SR Tendulkar 29* (46b 2x4)   PM Siddle 14.1-2-59-0

Siddle to Tendulkar, FOUR, and another, this time Siddle pitches it short of a length on off stump but it doesn't help, he opens the face of the bat and glides it to the vacant third man region

India 227/4   SR Tendulkar 33* (47b 3x4)   PM Siddle 14.2-2-63-0

Siddle to Tendulkar, FOUR, lovely shot! Siddle overpitches on middle and leg and Tendulkar puts away the half volley by offering the full face of the bat and driving crisply past mid-on

India 236/4   SR Tendulkar 41* (62b 4x4)   PM Siddle 16-2-71-0

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

India 256/4   SR Tendulkar 52* (80b 5x4)   MG Johnson 17.5-3-59-3

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

India 275/4   SR Tendulkar 66* (94b 6x4)   CL White 7.1-0-20-0

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

India 281/4   SR Tendulkar 71* (97b 7x4)   CL White 7.5-0-26-0

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

India 286/4   SR Tendulkar 75* (99b 8x4)   B Lee 13.5-3-50-1

Siddle to Tendulkar, FOUR, short of a length outside off and wide too, Tendulkar gets his elbows high up, maintans his balance and caresses it wide of cover, all timing

India 301/4   SR Tendulkar 84* (107b 9x4)   PM Siddle 16.1-2-75-0

Siddle to Tendulkar, FOUR, risky but he'll take it, he gets another short of a length delivery outside off but doesn't get as much width, the under edge beats the stumps and the keeper and runs away to fine leg

India 305/4   SR Tendulkar 88* (108b 10x4)   PM Siddle 16.2-2-79-0

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

India 318/5   SC Ganguly 59* (124b 5x4)   B Lee 18.1-5-60-1

Siddle to Sharma, FOUR, that's confidence for you! It's short and wide outside off, he gets his shoulders high up and punches it firmly with a half stride forward, it travelled fairly quickly off the meat of the bat past mid-off and cover

India 326/5   I Sharma 9* (29b 1x4)   PM Siddle 20.2-3-87-1

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   MS Dhoni 4* (1b 1x4)   B Lee 21-5-69-1

Siddle to Dhoni, FOUR, very well timed, the ball shapes in off a good length, Dhoni commits to the front foot, opens the face of the bat and just executes a defensive push to beat cover and backward point, he uses the pace of the ball to steer it through

India 346/6   MS Dhoni 15* (11b 2x4 1x6)   PM Siddle 22.3-3-98-2

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

India 353/6   MS Dhoni 20* (19b 3x4 1x6)   B Lee 23.1-5-79-1

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

India 359/6   MS Dhoni 25* (21b 4x4 1x6)   B Lee 23.4-5-85-1

Watson to Dhoni, FOUR, shot! A little too full and wide outside the off stump and Dhoni reaches out and punches it crisply in the arc between mid-off and cover, plays it late

India 372/6   MS Dhoni 33* (31b 5x4 1x6)   SR Watson 15-3-54-0

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

India 392/6   SC Ganguly 85* (190b 6x4)   MG Johnson 25.4-4-83-3

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   SC Ganguly 90* (195b 7x4)   CL White 10-0-35-0

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

India 413/6   MS Dhoni 55* (64b 6x4 2x6)   SR Watson 19-3-65-0

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

India 431/6   SC Ganguly 100* (219b 8x4)   CL White 13.2-0-51-0

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

India 448/8   MS Dhoni 72* (102b 7x4 2x6)   PM Siddle 25.1-4-104-2

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?

India 469/8   MS Dhoni 92* (115b 8x4 4x6)   CL White 18.3-0-71-2
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Hours of play (local time) 09.30 start, Lunch 11.30-12.10, Tea 14.10-14.30, Close 16.30

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