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)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150
82.6

Johnson to Dhoni, no run, angles it across Dhoni who covers the off stump and lets it go through to Haddin

India 303/5   MS Dhoni 0* (1b)
84.1

Johnson to Dhoni, no run, trying to trap him lbw with a full one on the middle, Dhoni arrests his front-foot movement and defends

84.2

Johnson to Dhoni, no run, and again. Dhoni gets the bat in front of the pad to defend

84.3

Johnson to Dhoni, no run, hurls this one short and Dhoni goes back to defend

84.4

Johnson to Dhoni, no run, another short one, on the leg and middle line and Dhoni drops his wrists, gets his bat out of the line and allows the ball to hit his back. Brian Close, former England player who said, " there is no such thing as pain" would have approved. whi

84.5

Johnson to Dhoni, 1 run, gets off strike with a dab behind square leg

India 306/5   MS Dhoni 1* (6b)
85.1

Lee to Dhoni, 2 runs, delightful off drive through wide mid-off for couple of runs. He moved forward well and got his placement right.

85.2

Lee to Dhoni, 1 run, short delivery at the body, Dhoni shuffles across to work it off his chest behind square leg for a single

India 309/5   MS Dhoni 4* (8b)
86.4

Johnson to Dhoni, no run, gets across to defend a short--of-length delivery to point

86.5

Johnson to Dhoni, no run, stretches across to push a full pitched delivery to covers

86.6

Johnson to Dhoni, no run, banged in short and angling across Dhoni who sways away from the line.

India 311/5   MS Dhoni 4* (11b)
87.3

Krejza to Dhoni, no run, Drama. They appeal for a caught and bowled catch. They reckon it went off the bat and then on to the boot and to Krejza. They have referred it up stairs. and the replays show that it hit the turf before hitting the boot. Krejza did well to run forward and dive to take the 'catch' but it had hit the ground before hitting the shoe. Dhoni had tried to drive hard.

87.4

Krejza to Dhoni, no run, goes back to turn to the leg side

87.5

Krejza to Dhoni, no run, turning in, Dhoni backs away to punch to short extra cover

87.6

Krejza to Dhoni, 1 run, floated outside off, a touch slower and Dhoni gets forward to push it through cover point for a single

India 315/5   MS Dhoni 5* (15b)
88.1

Lee to Dhoni, no run, 134.6 kmph length delivery outside off stump, left alone. Lee has been pretty slow in terms of pace in this match.

88.2

Lee to Dhoni, 3 runs, 135.6 kmph back of length delivery and a bit of width outside off and Dhoni moves across to steer it through cover point.

88.5

Lee to Dhoni, 3 runs, And Dhoni brings his bottom-hand into action again. Just a tiny back and across movement before lunging across to punch a short-of-length delivery through the off side. Krejza with the chase and a tumbling dive. Did his hand brush the ropes? Any way it has not been referred.

India 323/5   MS Dhoni 11* (18b)
89.1

Johnson to Dhoni, no run, angled across Dhoni who watches the 'keeper take it.

89.2

Johnson to Dhoni, no run, well wide outside off stump, Dhoni covers his off stump and just watches it go by

89.3

Johnson to Dhoni, 1 run, There comes the bouncer and Dhoni responds with the pull. Just a single to long leg, though.

India 324/5   MS Dhoni 12* (21b)
91.1

Johnson to Dhoni, no run

91.2

Johnson to Dhoni, 2 runs, banged in short, at the rib cage, Dhoni moves quickly towards the off stump and works the ball to fine-leg region and runs hard for two

91.3

Johnson to Dhoni, no run, Swing and a miss. Another bouncer and Dhoni went for the hook but couldn't connect. Haddin collects. Mitch stares and Dhoni doesn't look.

91.4

Johnson to Dhoni, no run, 142.4 kmph full length delivery around off and middle and Dhoni moves across to push it to the off side.

91.5

Johnson to Dhoni, no run, a slower one now, around 129 kmph, full delivery outside off and Dhoni pushes it to short cover point

91.6

Johnson to Dhoni, no run, 137.5 kmph length delivery outside off and Dhoni goes back and across to punch it to covers

India 329/5   MS Dhoni 14* (27b)
92.3

Lee to Dhoni, no run, covers his off stump and doesn't flirt with a delivery in the channel. Flirting is out of fashion these days.

92.4

Lee to Dhoni, no run, fuller, around off stump, Dhoni uses his bottom-hand to punch it to covers.

92.5

Lee to Dhoni, no run, fullish delivery outside off, driven to the off side.

92.6

Lee to Dhoni, 1 run, outside off and pushed to extra cover for a quick single

India 331/5   MS Dhoni 15* (31b)
93.1

Johnson to Dhoni, no run, slanted across Dhoni who has nothing to do with it

93.2

Johnson to Dhoni, no run, fuller and closer to the off stump and Dhoni square drives to point

93.3

Johnson to Dhoni, 1 run, on the middle stump line, worked to left of midwicket where Jason Krejza makes a tumbling stop. Dhoni gets across to the other end, though.

India 332/5   MS Dhoni 16* (34b)
94.1

Lee to Dhoni, no run, well outside off stump, around 139 kmph delivery and DHoni covers his off stump with the back-foot movement and lets the ball rush past him

94.2

Lee to Dhoni, 2 runs, fullish and outside off, pushed through covers

94.3

Lee to Dhoni, FOUR, 140.4 kmph delivery drifting full on to the legs and Dhoni flicks in the air and to the right of the square-leg umpire and to the boundary. Lee wipes the sweat off his brow as he walks back to his run up.

94.4

Lee to Dhoni, no run, leans forward to defend a length delivery to the off side

94.5

Lee to Dhoni, no run, on a length, around the off stump and Dhoni leans forward to push it to Katich at covers.

94.6

Lee to Dhoni, no run, fuller, around 136 kmph, homing in on the off stump, dug out to the off side.

India 338/5   MS Dhoni 22* (40b 1x4)
96.1

Krejza to Dhoni, 1 run, moves towards off stump and works the ball past square leg .

96.4

Krejza to Dhoni, 2 runs, floated just outside off stump and Dhoni paddles it for couple of runs

96.5

Krejza to Dhoni, FOUR, fetches this one from well outside off and sweeps it hard to deep square leg boundary. Long leg and midwicket can't get to it. Hit very hard.

96.6

Krejza to Dhoni, 1 run, brings the bat in front of the pad and turns the ball towards cover point for a easy single

India 351/5   MS Dhoni 30* (44b 2x4)
97.1

Johnson to Dhoni, 2 runs, reaches out to drive through the off side

97.2

Johnson to Dhoni, no run, full again, square driven to point

97.3

Johnson to Dhoni, no run, pushed well outside off stump and Dhoni lets it go through to Haddin

97.4

Johnson to Dhoni, no run, slower and Dhoni gets across to defend to covers

97.5

Johnson to Dhoni, no run, the bouncer and Dhoni ducks ..

97.6

Johnson to Dhoni, no run, gets behind the line of a short-of-length delivery to extra cover

India 353/5   MS Dhoni 32* (50b 2x4)
98.4

Krejza to Dhoni, no run, comes down the track, doesn't reach the pitch of the dipping ball and pushes it towards Ganguly and Krejza dives to make the stop

98.5

Krejza to Dhoni, 2 runs, And here is the reverse sweep. It turned in from short of length and Dhoni reversed it through backward point

98.6

Krejza to Dhoni, 3 runs, And he does it again. Fuller this time and that allows Dhoni to reverse sweep it along the ground and down to third man. Clarke stops it near the ropes

India 367/5   MS Dhoni 37* (53b 2x4)
99.1

Watson to Dhoni, no run, keeps a touch low after landing back of length outside off, Dhoni was shaping for the cut but the ball went below the blade and bounced once before it reached Haddin who didn;'t stop it cleanly

99.2

Watson to Dhoni, no run, similar line and length and this one bounces as expected, forced off the back foot to point

99.3

Watson to Dhoni, 1 run, he walks down and across and opens the bat-face to guide it down to third man

India 368/5   MS Dhoni 38* (56b 2x4)
100.1

Krejza to Dhoni, no run, tossed up on a length, spins back, Dhoni defends

100.2

Krejza to Dhoni, 1 run, too short, spins back in generously but Dhoni gets back in his crease, exposing leg stump, and biffs it back down the track past a diving Krezja for one

India 369/5   MS Dhoni 39* (58b 2x4)
101.1

Watson to Dhoni, no run, thats a drivable length a touch too wide and Dhoni shoulders arms

101.2

Watson to Dhoni, no run, even wider, inviting the drive, Dhoni covers off and leaves again

101.3

Watson to Dhoni, no run, three in a row, pitched up outside the off and Dhoni ... leaves

101.4

Watson to Dhoni, no run, how he strides forwards and drives to Katich at backward point

101.5

Watson to Dhoni, no run, tries a bouncer to unsettle Dhoni, but its wide enough outside off stump and he nonchalantly drops the hands and lets his one pass by

101.6

Watson to Dhoni, no run, stands his ground and punches a short of a length one to point

India 375/5   MS Dhoni 39* (64b 2x4)
103.1

Watson to Dhoni, no run, sails harmlessly outside off and takes shelter in Haddin's gloves

103.2

Watson to Dhoni, no run, And again. Haddin moves to his right to collect and flings the ball to slip

103.3

Watson to Dhoni, no run, well outside the off stump, left alone

103.4

Watson to Dhoni, no run, deja vu.

103.5

Watson to Dhoni, no run, closer to the off stump and Dhoni moves forward and across to defend to the off side

103.6

Watson to Dhoni, no run, back to regular programming. Dhoni leaves, Haddin collects.

India 377/5   MS Dhoni 39* (70b 2x4)
105.1

Watson to Dhoni, no run, leans forward to defend to the off side

105.2

Watson to Dhoni, no run, fuller, just outside off, around 136 kmph, driven to covers. Slip, short cover, backward point, extra cover and mid-off in

105.3

Watson to Dhoni, no run, coming into the middle stump, Dhoni stops his front foot movement, gets his bat down in line to make contact just as it appeared it was about to hit the pad

105.4

Watson to Dhoni, no run, outside off stump, Dhoni is not interested, Haddin has to get interested

105.5

Watson to Dhoni, no run, fullish, on the middle, worked to midwicket standing pretty straightish, he misfields and is picked up by the mid-on

105.6

Watson to Dhoni, no run, leans across to defend to covers

India 381/5   MS Dhoni 39* (76b 2x4)
107.3

Watson to Dhoni, 1 run, a late decision to run after pushing it towards mid-off but both get across comfortably in the end

India 388/5   MS Dhoni 40* (77b 2x4)
108.1

Krejza to Dhoni, 1 run, paddles it from the off stump for a single

India 389/5   MS Dhoni 41* (78b 2x4)
109.1

Watson to Dhoni, no run, leans forward to push to covers

109.2

Watson to Dhoni, 1 run, tapped through the off side for a single

India 394/5   MS Dhoni 42* (80b 2x4)
110.1

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

110.2

Krejza to Dhoni, no run, lunges forward to defend, the ball spins past the prod and hits him on the body

110.3

Krejza to Dhoni, 1 run, slightly short, spins down leg, tapped to fine leg region

110.6

Krejza to Dhoni, no run, comes down the track, Jason shortens the length and Dhoni lunges out to jab it to the off side

India 396/5   MS Dhoni 43* (84b 2x4)
112.6

Krejza to Dhoni, no run, ah! turn and bounce. From the rough outside off, Dhoni is caught by surprise, takes the bottom hand off the handle and jabs it in the air and through the vacant silly point region. And that's lunch.

India 404/5   MS Dhoni 43* (85b 2x4)
113.3

Johnson to Dhoni, no run, from round the stumps now, goes for the yorker, ends up as a low full toss, worked to midwicket. A lone slip in place.

113.4

Johnson to Dhoni, FOUR, slightly short in length and just outside off, Dhoni forces it off the back foot through covers. That bottom hand working overtime again

113.5

Johnson to Dhoni, FOUR, full and well outside off stump, Dhoni reaches out and has a big swing at it and it flies to third man boundary. 50 up for the captain.

113.6

Johnson to Dhoni, no run, on a length, on the middle stump line, pushed back to Johnson

India 413/5   MS Dhoni 51* (89b 4x4)
114.2

Krejza to Dhoni, 1 run, flighted outside off, driven to mid-off

114.4

Krejza to Dhoni, no run, lands well outside off and Dhoni pads it away. They appeal for a lbw but it was not turning in enough

114.5

Krejza to Dhoni, no run, fuller, closer to the off stump, pushed to point

114.6

Krejza to Dhoni, 1 run, comes down the track, doesn't get the pitch of the ball but goes through with the shot, in the air and through empty mid-on down to long-on for a single

India 417/5   MS Dhoni 53* (93b 4x4)
115.1

Johnson to Dhoni, 1 run

115.5

Johnson to Dhoni, 2 runs, short-pitched delivery on the middle and leg line and Dhoni pulls it to deep square leg region

115.6

Johnson to Dhoni, no run, short in length and outside off, cut hard but straight to short cover point

India 421/5   MS Dhoni 56* (96b 4x4)
116.4

Krejza to Dhoni, OUT, And Jason gets another wicket. No 4. What a strange little Test for him. Dhoni moved towards middle and off and tried to paddle a delivery turning in towards leg. He missed and the ball hit the leg stump. The 119-run partnership has come to an end.

MS Dhoni b Krejza 56 (158m 97b 4x4 0x6) SR: 57.73

India 422/6   MS Dhoni 56 (97b 4x4)
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