Australia tour of India, 2008/09 / Wicket commentary

Border-Gavaskar Trophy - 2nd Test

India v Australia

India won by 320 runs

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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

India 70/1   G Gambhir 30* (50b 5x4)   MG Johnson 3.2-0-15-1

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

India 146/2   G Gambhir 67* (139b 9x4)   B Lee 8.5-1-37-1

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

India 146/3   SR Tendulkar 0* (1b)   MG Johnson 11.1-2-32-2

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

India 163/4   SR Tendulkar 4* (7b)   MG Johnson 13.1-2-42-3

81.5

Siddle to Tendulkar, OUT, And Siddle picks up his first Test wicket and guess who it is! Isn't he happy. he pitches it on the corridor outside off and forces him into the stroke, he fishes at it and the outside edge travels low to Hayden at first slip who dives to his left, it's not the first time Tendulkar has fallen to a debut bowler, nevertheless it was just fabulous watching him bat today

SR Tendulkar c Hayden b Siddle 88 (186m 111b 10x4 0x6) SR: 79.27

India 305/5   SC Ganguly 51* (117b 4x4)   PM Siddle 16.5-2-79-1

89.6

Siddle to Sharma, OUT, I think Ponting should take all the credit for that wicket purely for his field placement, Siddle digs it in short outside leg and forces Ishant to fend it off as it gains on him, the ball lobs off the top part of his bat and goes straight to Katich at leg gully

I Sharma c Katich b Siddle 9 (40m 33b 1x4 0x6) SR: 27.27

India 326/6   SC Ganguly 62* (134b 5x4)   PM Siddle 21-3-87-2

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

India 435/7   MS Dhoni 61* (84b 6x4 2x6)   CL White 14.1-0-53-1

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

India 442/8   MS Dhoni 67* (99b 6x4 2x6)   CL White 16.1-0-58-2

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   MS Dhoni 92* (118b 8x4 4x6)   CL White 19-0-71-2

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

India 469/10   A Mishra 0* (0b)   PM Siddle 28-5-114-3
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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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