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
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

100.3

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, gets room and cuts, but cannot beat Ponting at short cover

100.4

Krejza to Ganguly, 2 runs, well played, Ganguly, thats his 35th Test half-century, up with a trademark drive, all flourish and placement, just wide of the man at extra cover and Ganguly raises his bat in his final Test after running back for the second

Krejza moves around the stumps

100.5

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, tossed in fuller and flatter and Ganguly watchfully defends

100.6

Krejza to Ganguly, FOUR, a miscue, but still four! Ganguly makes room and charges down, doesn't get to the pitch of the ball but carries through with his intent, hitting the ball high and over mid-off and it lands once in front of the boundary before rolling across it

End of over 101 (7 runs) India 375/5

    • SC Ganguly 55 (97b 5x4 1x6)
    • MS Dhoni 39 (58b 2x4)
    • JJ Krejza 32-1-172-3
    • SR Watson 14-2-36-1
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

End of over 102 (maiden) India 375/5

    • MS Dhoni 39 (64b 2x4)
    • SC Ganguly 55 (97b 5x4 1x6)
    • SR Watson 15-3-36-1
    • JJ Krejza 32-1-172-3

Dizzy from Aus: "I'm assuming that from an indian batting point of view that facing offspin is like batting against your sisters bowling in backyard cricket, so familiar, so sloggable." Now now ... you are just trying to tempt the women into posting here. right?

102.1

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, goes back to push it back Krejza

102.2

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, lands outside leg, turns in, padded away

102.3

Krejza to Ganguly, 2 runs, again just outside leg, paddled away for couple of runs.

102.4

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, slower, bit more air, fuller and on the leg stump line, pushed to midwicket

102.5

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, again lands outside leg and Ganguly pads it away...

102.6

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, lands outside leg, turns in to hit the body

End of over 103 (2 runs) India 377/5

    • SC Ganguly 57 (103b 5x4 1x6)
    • MS Dhoni 39 (64b 2x4)
    • JJ Krejza 33-1-174-3
    • SR Watson 15-3-36-1

Dave: "Siddle did nothing. Noffke had to be hard done not to tour. He's the best bowler domestic cricket and not far off with the batting." And Bollinger?

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

Dilsh from Aus: "mate, there aren't any women as sad as us, looking at a screen waiting for it to refresh with a new score update! " Ha! you can follow the commentary on your cell phones, right here .

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.

Rick: "If Australia are looking for a solid fast bowler they could do a lot worse than pick Steve Magoffin from WA. In fact, they have done a lot worse: On recent form Magoffin makes Siddle and Bollinger look like school kids ..."

End of over 104 (maiden) India 377/5

    • MS Dhoni 39 (70b 2x4)
    • SC Ganguly 57 (103b 5x4 1x6)
    • SR Watson 16-4-36-1
    • JJ Krejza 33-1-174-3

Manan shah: "The record for most runs conceded in a debut innings is 204 by Omari Banks for West Indies against Australia in Barbados 2003. Can Krejza break it?"

104.1

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, flighted outside leg and Ganguly allows it to hit his pad

Craig: "Tait, surely a joke. He has already had a breakdown. Have a look at the stats of the Vic / NSW game and see a name Clint McKay, 50 overs, 6 for 80."

104.2

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, lands outside leg, Ganguly shapes to pad it but it drops shorter than he thinks and turns to hit the flapof the front pad and onto his arm

104.3

Krejza to Ganguly, FOUR, fuller, flighted down leg side and Ganguly gets a faint tickle past Haddin

104.4

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, ooh.. again pitched outside leg into the rough, Ganguly tries to pad it away but the ball spins past the pad and hits the back leg

104.5

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, on the middle and off line, pushed to extra cover

104.6

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, leans forward to defend a delivery turning from outside leg

End of over 105 (4 runs) India 381/5

    • SC Ganguly 61 (109b 6x4 1x6)
    • MS Dhoni 39 (70b 2x4)
    • JJ Krejza 34-1-178-3
    • SR Watson 16-4-36-1

Angelina from Aus: "Thanks for noting that we were good at taking 3 out of the 5 wickets of our great brothers so far.." Well done sis!

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

End of over 106 (maiden) India 381/5

    • MS Dhoni 39 (76b 2x4)
    • SC Ganguly 61 (109b 6x4 1x6)
    • SR Watson 17-5-36-1
    • JJ Krejza 34-1-178-3

Missjane: "look, i could let the bowling comment slide (mine is crap, but there is a 12 yo speedster in the making at my club... love to see her in a backyard) - but to imply that i am less 'sad' about the boys in baggy green because i'm a girl is just an insult!! there might not be many of us, but i know there's more than a few. Also i think Dizzy had a point about familiarity... the Indians do get to play & practice more against spin."

106.1

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, full and on the middle and leg, pushed down the track.

106.2

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, full outside leg, tapped to backward square leg

106.3

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, outside leg and Ganguly pads it away

106.4

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, lands on a length, around leg, turns towards middle, defended down the track. Haddin coos"ooh aaah .. well bowled Jason."

106.5

Krejza to Ganguly, 2 runs, bit of extra bounce as it turns towards middle and off, Ganguly waits on the back foot and taps it through gully region

106.6

Krejza to Ganguly, 1 run, on the middle and leg, worked to cover point for a single.

End of over 107 (3 runs) India 384/5

    • SC Ganguly 64 (115b 6x4 1x6)
    • MS Dhoni 39 (76b 2x4)
    • JJ Krejza 35-1-181-3
    • SR Watson 17-5-36-1

Les from Aus: "All you Aussies passing judgement on the Australian bowling attack should get back in your boxes. Regardless of who the selectors put in the side, the Indian batsman would still be dominating. You cant replace 2 of the greatest bowlers to play the game (Warne and McGrath) and still expect to have the same dominating effect on opposition batting orders."

107.1

Watson to Ganguly, no run, from round the stumps, full and around off and middle, pushed to covers and Krejza makes a tumbling stop at cover point.

107.2

Watson to Ganguly, 3 runs, bangs it in short and Ganguly decides to go for the pull and gets it through midwicket

Michael: "look for a young up and commer by the name of Brendan McDonald (Gordon/NSW)- coached by the one and only Warnie, and having a bumper year. Not even George. W. Bush can spin as good as this kid." Does he text as quickly as the master?!

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

107.4

Watson to Ganguly, no run, from round the stumps, comes in towards middle stump and Ganguly defends it solidly. He is looking very good for a hundred here.

107.5

Watson to Ganguly, no run, stands tall to punch a length delivery to covers

107.6

Watson to Ganguly, no run, bouncer, Ganguly ducks and Haddin clangs.

End of over 108 (4 runs) India 388/5

    • SC Ganguly 67 (120b 6x4 1x6)
    • MS Dhoni 40 (77b 2x4)
    • SR Watson 18-5-40-1
    • JJ Krejza 35-1-181-3
108.1

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

Bren: "Surely, while we are on the subject of fast bowlers, Ben Hilfenhaus should at least get a chance in a test match. A year ago, it was between him and Johnson for the final spot. And Hilfy is at a good age, and in good form."

108.2

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, and the outside leg stump line and padding away continues

108.3

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, And again. Well bowled .. well bowled, says Haddin.

108.4

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, And the padding away continues. Haddin tries to create some artificial excitement there

108.5

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, Hmm... again lands outside leg, turns in and Ganguly takes it on his pad

108.6

Krejza to Ganguly, FOUR, a tad fuller, closer to the leg and Ganguly sweeps and sweeps fine, past the short fine-leg fielder

End of over 109 (5 runs) India 393/5

    • SC Ganguly 71 (125b 7x4 1x6)
    • MS Dhoni 41 (78b 2x4)
    • JJ Krejza 36-1-186-3
    • SR Watson 18-5-40-1

Lisa Chikoti: "Who says women cant bowl quality offspin!? Jodie Purves would have been a better bet than a flat Lee for picking up India wickets!"

109.1

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

Timmy: "The only bowlers who could any damage in India are the ones who swing it. Who in Australia does that? And if you are as stumped as I am, then what is Troy Cooley doing as coach. Are the lollies over there not letting the ball swing as much?"

109.2

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

109.3

Watson to Ganguly, no run, homing in on the middle stump from round the stumps, tapped gently back to Watto

109.4

Watson to Ganguly, no run, lands on a length outside off stump and comes in with the angle, defended with the full face of the bat

109.5

Watson to Ganguly, no run, cut and a miss. Short of length and width offered outside off and Ganguly had a lazy waft at it. And now he walks to square leg to re focus.

109.6

Watson to Ganguly, no run, 131.5 kmph yorker and Ganguly digs it out calmly.

End of over 110 (1 run) India 394/5

    • SC Ganguly 71 (129b 7x4 1x6)
    • MS Dhoni 42 (80b 2x4)
    • SR Watson 19-5-41-1
    • JJ Krejza 36-1-186-3
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

110.4

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, floated outside leg and Ganguly pads it away ..

110.5

Krejza to Ganguly, 1 run, gets forward to push to empty spaces at cover region for a single

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

End of over 111 (2 runs) India 396/5

    • MS Dhoni 43 (84b 2x4)
    • SC Ganguly 72 (131b 7x4 1x6)
    • JJ Krejza 37-1-188-3
    • SR Watson 19-5-41-1
111.1

Watson to Ganguly, no run, full pitched delivery around off, driven to mid-off

111.2

Watson to Ganguly, no run, hurls across a bouncer and Ganguly ducks to evade that one

Prabal Dutta has cracked the case: "Greg Chappel is like a bad omen. Whichever team on which his shadow falls has had it. Its Australia's turn now."

111.3

Watson to Ganguly, no run, leans forward to defend a length delivery to the off side. The batsmen get across for a chat. it could be about Greg C.

111.4

Watson to Ganguly, no run, on the middle and leg, worked to short midwicket

111.5

Watson to Ganguly, no run, jumps from short of length, Ganguly takes the bottom-hand off the handle and jabs it to the off side. Again they come together for a chat. They want this to be the last over before lunch.

111.6

Watson to Ganguly, 1 run, just outside off stump, run down past backward point for a single

End of over 112 (1 run) India 397/5

    • SC Ganguly 73 (137b 7x4 1x6)
    • MS Dhoni 43 (84b 2x4)
    • SR Watson 20-5-42-1
    • JJ Krejza 37-1-188-3
112.1

Krejza to Ganguly, 2 runs, slightly short and cut to deep backward point region and Ganguly runs the first single hard and pushes for the second

112.2

Krejza to Ganguly, FOUR, on a length and bit more bounce and Ganguly shapes to cut and it flies past HAyden at first slip. Well wide of him.

112.3

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, lands outside leg, turns , tries to work it to the on side but misses and the ball rolls off the pad

112.4

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, full and on the off and middle, eased to the off side

112.5

Krejza to Ganguly, 1 run, stays back to push it to cover point for a easy single

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's session. Dada's session. He has looked pretty serene out there. The Aussies get over the line and walk up the stairs to retire to their dressing room. Join us in a while for the second session. Will leave you with this comment.

Ritesh Gupta: "Century in Fiest and Century in last Test Match: It is a rare achievement. can Saurav ganguly do it ? In his First test, he scored 131 against England at Lords on 20-06-1996. Others who have done it are: R A Duff of Australia scored 104 against England at Melbourne on 1-01-1902 and 146 against England at The Oval on 14-08-1905

W H Ponsford of Australia scored 110 against England at Sydney on 19-12-1924 and 266 against England at The Oval on 18-08-1934

Greg Chappel of Australia scored 108 against England at Perth on 11-12-1970 and 182 against Pakistan at Sydney on 02-01-1984

M Azharuddin of India scored 110 against England at Kolkata on 31-12-1984 and 102 against South Africa at Bangalore on 02-03-2000

A G Ganteaume of West Indies scored 112 against England at Port of Spain on 11-02-1948 (It was his first as well as last match)

R E Redmond of Newzealand scored 107 against Pakistan at Aukland on 16-02-1973 (It was his first as well as last match)"

End of over 113 (7 runs) India 404/5

    • MS Dhoni 43 (85b 2x4)
    • SC Ganguly 80 (142b 8x4 1x6)
    • JJ Krejza 38-1-195-3
    • SR Watson 20-5-42-1

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John: "Lisa, Good point but Jodie Purves is a wicketkeeper. Then again, she's a Queenslander and they can do anything! Plenty of good female offies in Queensland, including a relative of mine."

Jenny: "Ofcourse, we are better spinners..we got natural curves.." Ha!

And all set for the play to resume now. Ganguly and Dhoni walk out to the middle.

113.1

Johnson to Ganguly, no run, drifts to the pads, tucked to Hussey at backward square leg

Shaun Marsh is substituting for Lee

113.2

Johnson to Ganguly, 1 run, again on the pads, clipped to fine leg for a single

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

End of over 114 (9 runs) India 413/5

    • MS Dhoni 51 (89b 4x4)
    • SC Ganguly 81 (144b 8x4 1x6)
    • MG Johnson 27-8-76-1
    • JJ Krejza 38-1-195-3
114.1

Krejza to Ganguly, 1 run, turns in from around the leg stump line, Ganguly backs away a touch and punches to sweeper cover

114.2

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

114.3

Krejza to Ganguly, 1 run, again gets on to the back foot to push it into the spaces on the off side for a single

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

End of over 115 (4 runs) India 417/5

    • MS Dhoni 53 (93b 4x4)
    • SC Ganguly 83 (146b 8x4 1x6)
    • JJ Krejza 39-1-199-3
    • MG Johnson 27-8-76-1
115.1

Johnson to Dhoni, 1 run

115.2

Johnson to Ganguly, no run, leans forward to play a compact defensive stroke

115.3

Johnson to Ganguly, no run, he does very solid out there. Another serene defensive shot

115.4

Johnson to Ganguly, 1 run, fuller, outside off stump, placed to cover point for a single

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

End of over 116 (4 runs) India 421/5

    • MS Dhoni 56 (96b 4x4)
    • SC Ganguly 84 (149b 8x4 1x6)
    • MG Johnson 28-8-80-1
    • JJ Krejza 39-1-199-3

Akshay: "Thats 199 for Krejza....do you think he's nervous?" Lee is back on the field

116.1

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, leans forward to push to midwicket

116.2

Krejza to Ganguly, no run, down the track, moves outside leg in the process and drives to mid-off

116.3

Krejza to Ganguly, 1 run, goes back to push to long leg. 200 up for Jason Krejza. The third Australian. Lee has done it before. and Chuck Fleetwood Smith.

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

116.5

Krejza to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, similar delivery and Harbhajan helps it along behind square leg.

116.6

Krejza to Ganguly, OUT, And Jason gets his five-for! Super moment for the debutant and the Aussies crowd him. It turned from outside the leg stump and Ganguly pushed at it and got a thick edge. Clarke, at first slip, flung himself to his left to take a very sharp catch. Jason is da maan. Fine innings from Ganguly, though. He looked so solid and serene. Fab knock. Pity he didn't get the ton. Will he get another chance in this Test or have we have seen his last Test innings here?

SC Ganguly c Clarke b Krejza 85 (220m 153b 8x4 1x6) SR: 55.55

End of over 117 (2 runs) India 423/7

    • Harbhajan Singh 1 (1b)
    • JJ Krejza 40-1-201-5
    • MG Johnson 28-8-80-1
117.1

Johnson to Harbhajan Singh, no run, full and well outside off, left alone

117.2

Johnson to Harbhajan Singh, no run, angled across Harbhajan who shoulders arms

117.3

Johnson to Harbhajan Singh, no run, the bouncer on the leg stump line, ducks to avoid that

117.4

Johnson to Harbhajan Singh, no run, fullish, around the off stump line, square driven to point

117.5

Johnson to Harbhajan Singh, no run, around the off stump line, tapped to point region

117.6

Johnson to Harbhajan Singh, no run, whistling through the off-stump channel, left alone

End of over 118 (maiden) India 423/7

    • Harbhajan Singh 1 (7b)
    • Z Khan 0 (0b)
    • MG Johnson 29-9-80-1
    • JJ Krejza 40-1-201-5
118.1

Krejza to Khan, no run, flighted full outside off, driven to covers

118.2

Krejza to Khan, 1 run, jumps off a length and Zaheer jabs it off the outer edge well to the left of silly point

118.3

Krejza to Harbhajan Singh, no run, lunges across to push to covers

118.4

Krejza to Harbhajan Singh, FOUR, threatens to jump out before pressing back and cuts the slighter shorter delivery through backward point

118.5

Krejza to Harbhajan Singh, FOUR, Now he charges down the track and lofts the flighted delivery over mid-on for the second boundary.

118.6

Krejza to Harbhajan Singh, no run, Tries to go for the reverse sweep, misses and it bounds off his body to short leg .

Krejza has already conceded the most runs by a debutant but has picked up that five-for

End of over 119 (9 runs) India 432/7

    • Harbhajan Singh 9 (11b 2x4)
    • Z Khan 1 (2b)
    • JJ Krejza 41-1-210-5
    • MG Johnson 29-9-80-1
119.1

Johnson to Khan, no run, leans forward to defend to the off side

119.2

Johnson to Khan, no run

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119.3

Johnson to Khan, no run, leans forward to defend a length delivery

119.4

Johnson to Khan, no run, fuller, around middle and off line, pushed to the off side

119.5

Johnson to Khan, no run, and again pretty full in length and Zaheer gets behind the line to tap it to the off side

119.6

Johnson to Khan, no run, Zaheer edges but Haddin is not sure whether it carried to him. The umpires converge for a chat. It was a length delivery outside off, from round the stumps, and Zaheer pushed inside the line. They now refer it upstairs. Allan Border, on air, thinks it bounced just before it went into the gloves. And Not out is the verdict

End of over 120 (maiden) India 432/7

    • Z Khan 1 (8b)
    • Harbhajan Singh 9 (11b 2x4)
    • MG Johnson 30-10-80-1
    • JJ Krejza 41-1-210-5
120.1

Krejza to Harbhajan Singh, FOUR, flighted around the middle and leg line, Harbhajan goes for the sweep and gets a thin edge through to fine leg

120.2

Krejza to Harbhajan Singh, no run, leans forward to nudge the off break to short leg.

120.3

Krejza to Harbhajan Singh, no run, gets forward and across to defend to the off side

120.4

Krejza to Harbhajan Singh, no run, slightly short, flat and quick, turned to short leg

120.5

Krejza to Harbhajan Singh, no run, comes forward initially before pressing back a touch to defend with soft hands

120.6

Krejza to Harbhajan Singh, no run, flighted on a length around off stump line, leans forward to push it gently down the track

End of over 121 (4 runs) India 436/7

    • Harbhajan Singh 13 (17b 3x4)
    • Z Khan 1 (8b)
    • JJ Krejza 42-1-214-5
    • MG Johnson 30-10-80-1
121.1

Johnson to Khan, no run, still from round the stumps, spears it in towards off stump, defended to point

121.2

Johnson to Khan, no run, slightly short in length, mistimes a flat-batted swat to mid-off

That catch in the last over, Haddin said rightaway that he was not sure whether it carried and Michael Clarke signalled that he thinks it bounced.

121.3

Johnson to Khan, no run, around the off stump line, squaring him up a bit, guided to backward point

121.4

Johnson to Khan, no run, lifting delivery and Zaheer is on the hop and keeps it down in front of him

121.5

Johnson to Khan, no run, fuller, on the middle stump line, defended to the off side

121.6

Johnson to Khan, no run, short in length, coming in towards middle and leg, worked to midwicket

End of over 122 (maiden) India 436/7

    • Z Khan 1 (14b)
    • Harbhajan Singh 13 (17b 3x4)
    • MG Johnson 31-11-80-1
    • JJ Krejza 42-1-214-5
122.1

Krejza to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, turns in from short of length, paddled behind square leg

122.2

Krejza to Khan, no run, leans forward to defend but pushes inside the line and the ball didn't turn in enough and went past the outside edge.

122.3

Krejza to Khan, OUT, Wah! Wicket no 6. What a bitter-sweet debut! It was well-flighted delivery outside off stump into the rough and Zaheer Khan went for the big drive and edged it on to the stumps.

Z Khan b Krejza 1 (25m 16b 0x4 0x6) SR: 6.25

122.4

Krejza to Mishra, OUT, Would you believe it? Krejza takes another one. On a hattrick now. It landed outside off and went on straight, without too much spin, went with the angle and the batsman pushed inside the line. Death knell. THe off stump was pegged back

A Mishra b Krejza 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

During the warm-up game in Hyderabad before the Test series began, Krejza was hit for 199 runs without taking any wicket. How did he react that evening? Did he brood? No he sang that day in the hotel: "Tears of Heaven" He ended his performance with the line "Because this guy was cool, this Michael Bevan" rhyming it perfectly with the last lines of the orginal song "I must be strong and carry on, 'cause I know I don't belong here in heaven."

122.5

Krejza to Sharma, no run, two silly points, slip, leg slip, two short legs crowd Ishant who plays the kill joy and defends to the off side.

122.6

Krejza to Sharma, no run, bit more air, fuller outside off stump, edges the drive on to his pad

End of over 123 (1 run) India 437/9

    • I Sharma 0 (2b)
    • Harbhajan Singh 14 (18b 3x4)
    • JJ Krejza 43-1-215-7
    • MG Johnson 31-11-80-1
123.1

Johnson to Harbhajan Singh, no run, bouncer from round the stumps, Harbhajan sways away from the line

123.2

Johnson to Harbhajan Singh, no run, fuller, slower, pushed to covers

123.3

Johnson to Harbhajan Singh, no run, Harbhajan refuses to take the single! hmmm.. it was dabbed to third man. Now the two get together for a chat.

123.4

Johnson to Harbhajan Singh, no run, lets rip a bouncer and Harbhajan goes down under quickly

123.5

Johnson to Harbhajan Singh, FOUR, And Harbhajan's response to that bouncer? He walks down the track and blasts the full pitched delivery through wide mid-on

123.6

Johnson to Harbhajan Singh, no run, leans forward to drive to covers

Along with a colleague Nagraj, I bumped into Jason the next day - after his performance in the hotel - at the ground during pre-start practice. You said Michael Bevan right? And Jason turned around and said, yeah mate.. Why? 'Cos he is a cool guy!

End of over 124 (4 runs) India 441/9

    • Harbhajan Singh 18 (24b 4x4)
    • I Sharma 0 (2b)
    • MG Johnson 32-11-84-1
    • JJ Krejza 43-1-215-7
124.1

Krejza to Sharma, no run, leans

124.2

Krejza to Sharma, no run, turn and bounce, outside of stump, left alone

124.3

Krejza to Sharma, no run

124.4

Krejza to Sharma, no run, leans forward to defend

124.5

Krejza to Sharma, OUT, What a memorable debut for Jason Krejza. The European combo of Jason Krejza and Katich has combined here well to get Krejza his eight wicket. Super duper. Ishant flicked it to the right of Katich, at short leg, and he takes a good sharp juggling catch. Krejza won't forget Nagpur, Indians will always remember him and his bizarre debut. Runs and wickets. Arthur Mailey, the former Aussie legspinner, would have been proud. Congrats Jason.

I Sharma c Katich b Krejza 0 (9m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

India all out 441. Sehwag dazzled, Vijay impressed, Lax and Tendulkar showed their class, Ganguly stamped his presence and Dhoni did his bit. The Aussies dropped catches, leaked runs but Jason Krejza, who went wicketless for 199 runs in the warm-up game before being dumped, stormed into public imagination with the amount of runs he gave and the no of wickets. Fascinating debut. Bit bizzare but a great moment for the fun-loving tweaker.

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