Australia tour of India, 4th Test: India v Australia at Nagpur, Nov 6-10, 2008
India won by 172 runs
6,7,8,9,10 November 2008 (5-day match)
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  • Overs 101-150
22.4

Krejza to Laxman, 3 runs, full pitched outside off stump and Laxman reaches out to drive it through covers

India 119/3   VVS Laxman 3* (1b)
23.1

Johnson to Laxman, no run, hits the deck short of length and Laxman stands tall to defend to the on side

23.2

Johnson to Laxman, no run, sharp lifting delivery angling across Laxman who sways away in a hurry. Well bowled Mitch

23.3

Johnson to Laxman, no run, short in length, turned to midwicket

23.4

Johnson to Laxman, 1 run, again aiming for the rib cage and Laxman stands tall to work it past midwicket

India 122/3   VVS Laxman 4* (5b)
24.1

Krejza to Laxman, no run, full and on the middle, flicked to midwicket

24.2

Krejza to Laxman, no run, comes forward to defend a ball turning in from outside off stump

24.3

Krejza to Laxman, 1 run, spins down leg and Laxman works it behind square leg for a single

India 123/3   VVS Laxman 5* (8b)
26.1

Krejza to Laxman, no run, leans forward to flick a flighted delivery to midwicket.

26.2

Krejza to Laxman, no run, slip and short leg watch as Laxman gets forward to defend

26.3

Krejza to Laxman, no run, nicely flighted up , full outside off, Laxman drives back to him

26.4

Krejza to Laxman, no run, stretches well forward to defend to a delivery that was tossed up outside off

26.5

Krejza to Laxman, no run, turning in to the off stump line and Laxman taps it back gently down the track

26.6

Krejza to Laxman, no run, slightly quicker, hastens off the pitch and Laxman adjusts; goes back to defend

India 124/3   VVS Laxman 5* (14b)
28.1

Krejza to Laxman, 3 runs, goes right back to whip a off break from the off stump to deep square leg region. Hussey with the chase and they run three. It was a touch short in length and that allowed Laxman the luxury to play the shot

28.3

Krejza to Laxman, no run, full toss, dipping outside off stump and Laxman flicks it to mid-on. Had it not got that dip, Laxman would have put it away.

28.4

Krejza to Laxman, FOUR, drags this short, too short and Laxman goes back to unfurl the pull shot. Easy pickings.

28.5

Krejza to Laxman, no run, again a touch short, but turning in from well outside off stump and Laxman goes back to punch it back to Jason

28.6

Krejza to Laxman, no run, better delivery, just short of the driveable length and Laxman had to really stretch forward to defend

India 136/3   VVS Laxman 12* (19b 1x4)
29.4

Johnson to Laxman, no run, angled across Laxman who jabs it to the on side

29.5

Johnson to Laxman, no run, pushes it too much wide outside off.

29.6

Johnson to Laxman, no run, little closer but still he is expecting Laxman to play a real rash shot, chasing a wide one.

India 141/3   VVS Laxman 12* (22b 1x4)
31.1

Johnson to Laxman, no run, full and straight, turned to the on side

31.2

Johnson to Laxman, no run, angling away from Laxman who lets it go

31.3

Johnson to Laxman, no run, full and again well outside off, Laxman lifts his bat in the air and holds it there.

31.4

Johnson to Laxman, no run, slower one, full and around the off stump, squeezed to backward point region

31.5

Johnson to Laxman, no run, lands around the off stump on a length and moves away with the usual Johnson angle, Laxman taps it to point

31.6

Johnson to Laxman, no run, short in length, angling away, defended off the back foot

India 147/3   VVS Laxman 12* (28b 1x4)
33.1

Lee to Laxman, no run, Lee starts off with a 135.1 - he has been pretty slow today on the radar - around mid 130s- length delivery outside off, Laxman shapes to play it on the up but doesn't connect well

33.2

Lee to Laxman, no run, fuller, 136.7 kmph delivery just outside off stump and Laxman shoulders arms

33.3

Lee to Laxman, no run, fullish, outside off stump, driven to covers. It went away a touch in the air with the shiny side outside

33.4

Lee to Laxman, no run, lands on a length, moves away a bit and Laxman goes back to defend, bat away from the body

33.5

Lee to Laxman, no run, a tad fuller and outside off and Laxman lets it go through to the 'keeper

33.6

Lee to Laxman, no run, lifting delivery, on the off stump line, Laxman gets his bat down and tries to sway away but the ball pings him on the right shoulder

India 149/3   VVS Laxman 12* (34b 1x4)
35.1

Lee to Laxman, 2 runs, Lee bangs in a bouncer and Laxman goes for the pull, gets it down to the ground and hits through wide midwicket region.

35.2

Lee to Laxman, no run, fuller, around 138 kmph delivery and Laxman eases it to covers

35.3

Lee to Laxman, no run, 141.4 fullish delivery, hint of away movement and Laxman drives to covers

35.4

Lee to Laxman, no run, ah! the inswinging yorker, around 143 kmph, reversing in late with the shiny side in, and Laxman digs it out to the on side

35.5

Lee to Laxman, no run, goes for the variation with the shiny side out this time but pushes it too far wide to force a shot

35.6

Lee to Laxman, no run, closer to that off stump and Laxman steers to gully

India 159/3   VVS Laxman 14* (40b 1x4)
36.2

Krejza to Laxman, no run, flighted outside off and Laxman stretches across to drive to covers

36.3

Krejza to Laxman, 1 run, reaches forward to turn it past first slip

36.5

Krejza to Laxman, FOUR, Just over midwicket. Laxman went back to play his whip across the line but was too early in the shot - perhaps, the ball stopped on him a touch - and scoops it over midwicket and it kept running away

36.6

Krejza to Laxman, no run, teasing flight outside off stump, on a length and Laxman gets forward and wrists it to mid-on

India 166/3   VVS Laxman 19* (44b 2x4)
37.5

Lee to Laxman, no run, change of pace and a surprised Laxman manages to keep it down by taking the bottom-hand off the handle. Actually he was helped by the fact that it hit the bottom of the bat.

37.6

Lee to Laxman, no run, whistling through the off stump channel, left alone

India 173/3   VVS Laxman 19* (46b 2x4)
38.2

Krejza to Laxman, 1 run, goes back to pick a single with a flick to square leg

India 175/3   VVS Laxman 20* (47b 2x4)
39.1

Lee to Laxman, no run, wide outside off stump, Laxman watches it sail past him

39.2

Lee to Laxman, no run, bangs it in short, Laxman sways away from the line

39.3

Lee to Laxman, no run, from wide of the crease, full and just outside off stump, flicked to mid-off

39.4

Lee to Laxman, no run, closer to the stumps, full and just outside off stump, driven crisply but straight to extra cover

39.5

Lee to Laxman, FOUR, fullish and outside off stump and Laxman times his off drive well and Watson misfields at midoff, running to his left.

39.6

Lee to Laxman, no run, on a length, punched to covers

India 179/3   VVS Laxman 24* (53b 3x4)
40.3

Krejza to Laxman, no run, slip, short leg and silly point watch as Laxman stretches forward to defend

40.4

Krejza to Laxman, 1 run, slightly short and Laxman pulls to left of deep square leg

India 183/3   VVS Laxman 25* (55b 3x4)
42.1

White to Laxman, 2 runs, slightly short, spinning away, punched through extra cover

42.2

White to Laxman, no run, goes back to defend to covers

42.3

White to Laxman, no run, leans well forward to defend

42.4

White to Laxman, no run, on the off stump line, turns slightly, defended to the off side

42.5

White to Laxman, no run, lands outside off and goes away, left alone

42.6

White to Laxman, no run, around the off stump, punched back to the bowler

India 188/3   VVS Laxman 27* (61b 3x4)
43.4

Watson to Laxman, no run, swings in late and Laxman takes care not to press the front leg too much across and flicks to mid-on.

43.5

Watson to Laxman, 2 runs, There are two short midwickets in and still, Laxman manages to ping that gap with a flick.

43.6

Watson to Laxman, 1 run, drifting to the pads, turned to long leg for a single

India 194/3   VVS Laxman 30* (64b 3x4)
44.1

White to Laxman, no run, outside off stump, not much turn, left alone

44.2

White to Laxman, no run, goes right back to defend the leg break to the off side

44.3

White to Laxman, no run, lands a foot outside off stump and tails away a touch, left alone

44.4

White to Laxman, no run, fuller, closer to the off stump, guided to backward point

44.5

White to Laxman, no run, slower, bit more air, driven to covers

44.6

White to Laxman, no run, full and outside off, driven to mid-off

India 194/3   VVS Laxman 30* (70b 3x4)
46.1

White to Laxman, no run, lands well outside off stump, turns away and Haddin gathers

46.2

White to Laxman, no run, And again. The well-outside-off line continues.

46.3

White to Laxman, no run, gets this one on the middle and leg, nudged to the on side

46.4

White to Laxman, no run, slightly short in length, skidding on, punched to mid-on

46.5

White to Laxman, no run, fuller and Laxman gets forward to flick it to short midwicket

46.6

White to Laxman, 1 run, outside off stump and punched to deep point.

India 195/3   VVS Laxman 31* (76b 3x4)
47.1

Watson to Laxman, no run, really full delivery, it landed after it crossed the stumps but well outside off stump and Laxman offers no shot

47.2

Watson to Laxman, no run, full again, Laxman tries to whip from outside off stump but doesn't connect well. The ball rolls towards mid-on

47.3

Watson to Laxman, no run, leans forward to drive to extra cover

47.4

Watson to Laxman, no run, fullish delivery, flicked past Watson and Tendulkar lunges back to get in the crease.

47.5

Watson to Laxman, no run, the bouncer and Laxman sways away. He is on 31.

47.6

Watson to Laxman, no run, another drive but can't beat the mid-off fielder

India 195/3   VVS Laxman 31* (82b 3x4)
48.2

White to Laxman, no run, gets forward to defend

48.3

White to Laxman, no run, the lone slip watches as Laxman gets forward to drive to short extra cover

48.4

White to Laxman, 1 run, a touch short in length and Laxman cuts to Katich at sweeper cover

India 197/3   VVS Laxman 32* (85b 3x4)
49.1

Watson to Laxman, no run, full in length and outside off, leans forward to defend...

49.2

Watson to Laxman, no run, the off side is packed and Laxman can't beat the extra cover fielder

49.3

Watson to Laxman, no run, another one full and outside off, again driven to covers

49.4

Watson to Laxman, no run

49.5

Watson to Laxman, 1 run, opens the bat face and dabs it to third man to bring up the 200

India 200/3   VVS Laxman 33* (90b 3x4)
50.1

White to Laxman, no run, lands well outside off, spins away, left alone

50.2

White to Laxman, no run, reaches across to drive to Clarke at short extra cover

50.3

White to Laxman, 1 run, closer to the off stump and Laxman pushes through cover point

50.5

White to Laxman, no run, on the middle stump line and defended down the track. Hayden and Haddin like that delivery

50.6

White to Laxman, no run, slower, on the off stump line, Laxman looks to off drive and edges it to short midwicket

India 202/3   VVS Laxman 34* (95b 3x4)
51.2

Watson to Laxman, no run, in the channel outside off stump, left alone by Laxman. It doesn't carry through to Haddin.

51.3

Watson to Laxman, 1 run, gets forward to drive to deep point for a single

India 204/3   VVS Laxman 35* (97b 3x4)
52.1

White to Laxman, 1 run, lands it outside off stump, bit of turn and Laxman pushes it past covers for a single

52.3

White to Laxman, no run, down the leg side, Laxman can't connect with his glance and Haddin collects

52.4

White to Laxman, 1 run, leans forward to nudge one close on the leg side and they pinch a run. Easy singles on offer here.

52.6

White to Laxman, no run, lands well outside off stump and Laxman lets it through to Haddin

India 210/3   VVS Laxman 37* (101b 3x4)
54.1

White to Laxman, 1 run, floated on the middle, worked to wide midwicket for a single

India 215/3   VVS Laxman 38* (102b 3x4)
55.5

Watson to Laxman, no run, full in length and outside off stump, left alone

55.6

Watson to Laxman, no run, leans forward to defend

India 219/3   VVS Laxman 38* (104b 3x4)
56.2

Krejza to Laxman, no run, leans across to flick from well outside off to short midwicket

56.3

Krejza to Laxman, FOUR, Laxman decides it's time for some slog sweep. He got more elevation than necessary but would pick up the boundary.

56.4

Krejza to Laxman, no run, Laxman guides a flighted delivery to backward point

56.5

Krejza to Laxman, no run, leans well forward to defend

56.6

Krejza to Laxman, no run, turning in from outside off, Laxman goes on the back foot to defend to the off side

India 224/3   VVS Laxman 42* (109b 4x4)
57.3

White to Laxman, no run, spins down leg, Laxman can't get bat to ball with his intended glance

57.4

White to Laxman, no run, lands outside off, turns away, left alone

57.5

White to Laxman, 1 run, on the pads, wristed behind square leg for a single

India 226/3   VVS Laxman 43* (112b 4x4)
58.2

Krejza to Laxman, 1 run, turning in from outside off, bit of bounce - he does put lots of over spin on the ball - and Laxman goes back to punch it to deep point

India 229/3   VVS Laxman 44* (113b 4x4)
59.1

White to Laxman, no run, goes back to defend a delivery outside off stump

59.2

White to Laxman, no run, bit more fuller and Laxman drives but straight to mid-on

59.3

White to Laxman, no run, on the middle stump line, flatter trajectory, defended to the on side

59.4

White to Laxman, 1 run, drifts to the pads, clipped behind square leg for a single

India 234/3   VVS Laxman 45* (117b 4x4)
60.1

Krejza to Laxman, no run, goes right back to work the off break to midwicket

60.2

Krejza to Laxman, no run, tossed outside off stump and Laxman gets forward to smother it

60.3

Krejza to Laxman, no run, and again the tall Laxman uses his height to get forward and defend

60.4

Krejza to Laxman, 1 run, to counter Laxman's forward reach, Krejza drops this slightly short and Laxman cuts to deep point

60.6

Krejza to Laxman, 1 run, slightly short and Laxman, who was coming forward, pushes back, opens the bat face and picks up a single with a dab to backward point

India 237/3   VVS Laxman 47* (122b 4x4)
61.1

White to Laxman, no run, quicker slider, hurried on after landing on a length around middle and off, and Laxman pushes it down the track

61.2

White to Laxman, 1 run, slightly short in length and that allows Laxman to work his wrists and whip it to deep midwicket

India 238/3   VVS Laxman 48* (124b 4x4)
62.1

Krejza to Laxman, 1 run, turns in towards middle and leg, worked past square leg.

62.3

Krejza to Laxman, 2 runs, Laxman gets to his 50 with a drive wide of sweeper cover

62.4

Krejza to Laxman, 1 run, goes back to turn to backward point region

62.6

Krejza to Laxman, no run

India 246/3   VVS Laxman 52* (128b 4x4)
64.1

Krejza to Laxman, 1 run, slightly short and turning towards leg and middle, Laxman pulls it to long leg for a single

India 247/3   VVS Laxman 53* (129b 4x4)
65.1

Johnson to Laxman, no run, full, straight, on the middle and Laxman offers the full bat face in defense. Mitch walks back to his run up mumbling some thing and Lee comes over for a chat. That catch. How costly it's going to be.

65.2

Johnson to Laxman, no run, leans forward to defend. Mitchell kicked the ground at the top of his run up. He is definitely still thinking about that catch. It would be hard not to.

65.3

Johnson to Laxman, 1 run, short and climbing outside off, Laxman gets on top of the bounce and chops it past backward point for a single

India 248/3   VVS Laxman 54* (132b 4x4)
66.1

Krejza to Laxman, FOUR, long hop from Krejza and the ball hops over the midwicket boundary. Laxman went back to pull it hard.

66.2

Krejza to Laxman, no run, better delivery, fuller and turning in, Laxman stretches across to defend. "Well bowled Jason Krejza, Don't release pressure," says Haddin

66.3

Krejza to Laxman, 1 run, spins down leg, turned away for a single

India 253/3   VVS Laxman 59* (135b 5x4)
67.2

Johnson to Laxman, 2 runs, stays round the stumps for Laxman as well and hurls it full and outside off, Laxman reaches out to steer it through to wide third man. It was in the air briefly but well clear of point

67.3

Johnson to Laxman, 1 run, another one full and outside off, shaping away slightly and Laxman runs it down to third man

India 258/3   VVS Laxman 62* (137b 5x4)
68.1

Krejza to Laxman, 2 runs, reaches out to flick the flighted delivery to left of mid-on where Watson makes a tumbling attempt but doesn't stop it cleanly

68.2

Krejza to Laxman, no run, goes right back to defend the off break

68.3

Krejza to Laxman, no run, and uses his height this time to get forward to kill the spin

68.4

Krejza to Laxman, OUT, Krejza has got another wicket. Laxman falls to a faulty stroke. He backed to the legside, trying to create room for the cut but it turned in more than he thought and he was cramped for room. And nicked it over the middle stump and Haddin clung on. Well done Jason. Ganguly walks in for his last Test match. Drinks break.

VVS Laxman c †Haddin b Krejza 64 (193m 141b 5x4 0x6) SR: 45.39

India 262/4   VVS Laxman 64 (141b 5x4)
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