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
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  • Overs 101-150

Lee to Sehwag, FOUR, again full and well outside off stump, Sehwag leans across, reaches out, opens the bat face and square drives it to left of backward point. Two slips, gully, backward point in.

India 5/0   V Sehwag 4* (2b 1x4)   B Lee 0.2-0-5-0

Johnson to Sehwag, FOUR, One bounce and over the third man boundary. It was another short delivery angling away from him and he flayed it up and over the cordon. A fierce slash.

India 12/0   V Sehwag 9* (7b 2x4)   MG Johnson 0.4-0-4-0

Johnson to Sehwag, FOUR, Sehwag is in some mood. Full and on the middle and leg and he whips it away through midwicket.

India 16/0   V Sehwag 13* (9b 3x4)   MG Johnson 1-0-8-0

Lee to Vijay, FOUR, Lovely shot to bring up your first boundary in Test cricket. He got forward crisply and punched a length delivery on the up and through extra cover.

India 25/0   M Vijay 9* (9b 1x4)   B Lee 2-0-17-0

Johnson to Sehwag, FOUR, fuller and outside the off stump, Sehwag reaches out and square drives to the right of gully and the third man can't get across in time. India up and away in style.

India 31/0   V Sehwag 19* (14b 4x4)   MG Johnson 2-0-14-0

Johnson to Sehwag, FOUR, Ah! the flick from the off stump line. Full, fast and angled across but Sehwag whips it from there and through midwicket.

India 41/0   V Sehwag 25* (22b 5x4)   MG Johnson 3.4-1-21-0

Watson to Sehwag, FOUR, shortish delivery around the leg stump, Sehwag gets his left leg up and goes for the pull and the ball goes off the top half of the bat and runs to fine-leg boundary

India 54/0   V Sehwag 32* (30b 6x4)   SR Watson 1.3-0-7-0

Krejza to Sehwag, FOUR, There goes Sehwag. Left leg out and he thrashes the flighted delivery over the bowler's head. Oh he is going after the debutant. Cruel man.

India 64/0   V Sehwag 41* (40b 7x4)   JJ Krejza 0.4-0-5-0

Krejza to Vijay, FOUR, Vijay counterattacks. Down the track and lifts the offbreak over mid-on.

India 81/0   M Vijay 28* (46b 2x4)   JJ Krejza 2-0-18-0

Krejza to Sehwag, FOUR, More punishment for Jason Krejza. Sehwag goes down on his knee to slog sweep a flighted delivery from outside off stump

India 86/0   V Sehwag 55* (50b 8x4 1x6)   JJ Krejza 2.1-0-22-0

Krejza to Sehwag, FOUR, Sehwag continues his nets session. He reaches out to a tossed-up delivery outside off and thrashes it through covers.

India 90/0   V Sehwag 59* (51b 9x4 1x6)   JJ Krejza 2.2-0-26-0

Watson to Tendulkar, FOUR, off the mark with a boundary. It was on the legs and Tendulkar flicks it to the deep square leg boundary

India 104/2   SR Tendulkar 4* (3b 1x4)   SR Watson 5.4-0-19-1

Krejza to Tendulkar, FOUR, And Tendulkar blasts down the ground. It was flighted outside off and Tendulkar drives hard, couldn't keep it down, rather didn't get the elevation he wanted and the ball was in the air briefly but fell just short of the bowler and went between his legs

India 109/2   SR Tendulkar 8* (6b 2x4)   JJ Krejza 4.2-0-38-1

Krejza to Tendulkar, FOUR, And they continue to hit out against Krejza. Tendulkar pulls out the slog sweep, gets a bit of top edge but no one in the deep. Now a man moves in there.

India 113/2   SR Tendulkar 12* (7b 3x4)   JJ Krejza 4.3-0-42-1

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

India 136/3   VVS Laxman 12* (17b 1x4)   JJ Krejza 8.4-1-58-2

Johnson to Tendulkar, FOUR, 144.9 kmph but full and on the legs and Tendulkar flicks it away without any fuss. Long leg can't get across in time

India 140/3   SR Tendulkar 22* (33b 4x4)   MG Johnson 10.1-3-38-0

Krejza to Tendulkar, FOUR, drags it short and Tendulkar rocks back to cut it to the point boundary.

India 145/3   SR Tendulkar 27* (37b 5x4)   JJ Krejza 9.2-1-62-2

Krejza to Tendulkar, FOUR, And Tendulkar responds by employing the slog sweep. He fetched it from outside off and hit it well to the left of deep square leg fielder

India 153/3   SR Tendulkar 35* (50b 6x4)   JJ Krejza 11.3-1-70-2

Krejza to Tendulkar, FOUR, he takes up the challenge this time and lifts another flighted delivery over mid-on .. .few bounces and over the ropes.

India 157/3   SR Tendulkar 39* (52b 7x4)   JJ Krejza 11.5-1-74-2

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

India 166/3   VVS Laxman 19* (43b 2x4)   JJ Krejza 12.5-1-81-2

Lee to Tendulkar, FOUR, Gorgeous straight drive. Full face of the bat, a firm push at the point of impact and the ball raced between Lee and mid-on. Shuper shot that.

India 172/3   SR Tendulkar 47* (58b 8x4)   B Lee 6.3-1-28-0

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.

India 179/3   VVS Laxman 24* (52b 3x4)   B Lee 7.5-1-33-0

Watson to Tendulkar, FOUR, Shot! short in length and just outside off stump, the short man stands tall to punch it off the back foot through covers.

India 214/3   SR Tendulkar 71* (96b 9x4)   SR Watson 11.2-2-34-1

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.

India 224/3   VVS Laxman 42* (106b 4x4)   JJ Krejza 15.3-1-93-2

Krejza to Tendulkar, FOUR, Tendulkar gets into the eighties with a fierce sweep from outside off up and over wide mid-on region

India 233/3   SR Tendulkar 83* (117b 10x4)   JJ Krejza 16.5-1-99-2

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

India 252/3   VVS Laxman 58* (133b 5x4)   JJ Krejza 20.1-1-112-2

Johnson to Tendulkar, FOUR, gifts a boundary with a short-of-length delivery down leg side. All Tendulkar needed to was get bat to ball. And he did.

India 268/4   SR Tendulkar 96* (151b 11x4)   MG Johnson 16-5-52-0

Krejza to Tendulkar, FOUR, And he gets it. Hundred no 40. And has a big smile as Ganguly comes across to congratulate. It was a short delivery and Tendulkar cut it through backward point. The helmet is off, the bat is held high, he looks up to the skies and the dressing room celebrates.

India 277/4   SR Tendulkar 103* (166b 12x4)   JJ Krejza 24.4-1-125-3

Krejza to Ganguly, FOUR, Ganguly dashes down the track and lifts Krejza over mid-on. Nice and easy.

India 286/4   SC Ganguly 9* (25b 1x4)   JJ Krejza 25.2-1-130-3

Krejza to Ganguly, FOUR, charges down the track, takes it on the full and swings it to midwicket boundary. Ganguly has been positive from the word go.

India 294/4   SC Ganguly 16* (34b 2x4)   JJ Krejza 26.2-1-135-3

Lee to Ganguly, FOUR, The 31st four of the day brings up the 300. Full and on the legs, Ganguly flicks it through midwicket

India 303/4   SC Ganguly 23* (44b 3x4)   B Lee 9.5-1-40-0

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.

India 338/5   MS Dhoni 22* (37b 1x4)   B Lee 15.3-2-62-0

Johnson to Ganguly, FOUR, Lovely shot from Ganguly. Short in length and outside off stump, Ganguly gets into the correct position and cuts to point boundary.

India 342/5   SC Ganguly 39* (80b 4x4)   MG Johnson 24.1-8-65-1

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.

India 350/5   MS Dhoni 29* (43b 2x4)   JJ Krejza 29.5-1-150-3

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

India 375/5   SC Ganguly 55* (97b 5x4 1x6)   JJ Krejza 32-1-172-3

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

India 381/5   SC Ganguly 61* (106b 6x4 1x6)   JJ Krejza 33.3-1-178-3

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

India 393/5   SC Ganguly 71* (125b 7x4 1x6)   JJ Krejza 36-1-186-3

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.

India 403/5   SC Ganguly 79* (139b 8x4 1x6)   JJ Krejza 37.2-1-194-3

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

India 409/5   MS Dhoni 47* (87b 3x4)   MG Johnson 26.4-8-72-1

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.

India 413/5   MS Dhoni 51* (88b 4x4)   MG Johnson 26.5-8-76-1

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

India 428/7   Harbhajan Singh 5* (9b 1x4)   JJ Krejza 40.4-1-206-5

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

India 432/7   Harbhajan Singh 9* (10b 2x4)   JJ Krejza 40.5-1-210-5

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

India 436/7   Harbhajan Singh 13* (12b 3x4)   JJ Krejza 41.1-1-214-5

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

India 441/9   Harbhajan Singh 18* (23b 4x4)   MG Johnson 31.5-11-84-1
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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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