England tour of India, 2008/09 / Commentary

England in India ODI Series - 4th ODI

India v England

India won by 19 runs (D/L method)

1.1

Broad to Tendulkar, 2 runs, and he's away first ball, shuffling and nudging this one off the stumps and wide of midwicket, rolling the wrists, gets two even as Sehwag drops his bat on the second

1.2

Broad to Tendulkar, no run, hits a good length and straightens, Tendulkar shoulders arms

1.3

Broad to Tendulkar, no run, onto the front foot, coolly pushing the ball to the man at cover

1.4

Broad to Tendulkar, no run, pitches on a good length and Tendulkar leaves it be

1.5

Broad to Tendulkar, no run, movement again and Tendulkar calmly shoulders arms

1.6

Broad to Tendulkar, FOUR, too straight and thats whipped with the utmost precision and placement, Tendulkar just shuffling and working the wrists to pick the gap between square leg and midwicket to collect his first boundary, a fine shot that

India 10/0   SR Tendulkar 6* (6b 1x4)

3.1

Broad to Tendulkar, no run, hits a length outside off, Tendulkar comes in and leaves it be

3.2

Broad to Tendulkar, no run, a touch short and he gets up, crunching it straight to point

3.3

Broad to Tendulkar, no run, good shot for nothing, Tendulkar gets back on his toes and drives excellently but cannot pierce the field on the off side

3.4

Broad to Tendulkar, no run, ah ha, a short one now at good pace, rising outside off the stump and Tendulkar flays the bat it, very narrowly missing out on getting an edge to Prior

3.5

Broad to Tendulkar, no run, pitches on about leg stump and hits Tendulkar rather high on the flap as he hops back and tries to defend, Broad again lets out an elongated appeal (which Andy Zaltzman would have liked!) but umpire Saheba isn't convinced ... it was going on over the stumps

3.6

Broad to Tendulkar, no run, gets forward and drops it towards the off side but doesn't run

India 18/0   SR Tendulkar 6* (12b 1x4)

5.1

Broad to Tendulkar, no run, lands on a good length and Tendulkar pushes it down past Sehwag, he wants a run but mid-on is sharp to get across and cut off any thoughts of a single

5.2

Broad to Tendulkar, 1 bye, change of pace from Broad, pitching short of a length, Tendulkar gets tall and drives from his crease, getting an inside edge as he goes hard at it, it deviates down the leg side and drops well short of a tumbling Prior, then escapes down to fine leg and umpire Saheba blunders by signalling leg byes!

India 23/0   SR Tendulkar 6* (14b 1x4)

6.5

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, short of a length and he opens the face, guiding it towards gully, Collingwood tumbles around at backward point and saves certain runs, good effort there

6.6

Anderson to Tendulkar, 1 run, down the pads and he turns it around the corner for a single

India 34/0   SR Tendulkar 7* (16b 1x4)

7.1

Broad to Tendulkar, no run, beaten on the big shot! Tendulkar heaves at one but the length was no on for that shot, ends up looking rather ugly after the ball narrowly beats bat

7.2

Broad to Tendulkar, no run, fuller now and he rolls the wrists, driving it back down the track, Broad dives to his right and takes pace off the ball, well stopped in his follow through

7.3

Broad to Tendulkar, no run, another shot across the line, this one was fractionally short outside off stump nut Tendulkar inside-edges back onto his thigh, the ball rolls to the gully

7.4

Broad to Tendulkar, FOUR, now thats a shot! Just short of a length outside off stump and he absolutely murders that off the back foot, smacking it between cover and point for four

7.5

Broad to Tendulkar, OUT, would you believe it, Broad's cleaned up Tendulkar first ball after the delay! What scenes! Broad pitches on a really good length, fuller than what he's bowled to far, and gets Tendulkar driving on the up, the ball sneaks back in and disturbs the furniture as Tendulkar shapes to play through the line but the ball cut back in past the gap

SR Tendulkar b Broad 11 (40m 21b 2x4 0x6) SR: 52.38

India 38/1   SR Tendulkar 11 (21b 2x4)
Series Results
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Match cancelled without a ball bowled
India v England at Guwahati - Nov 29, 2008
Match cancelled without a ball bowled
India v England at Cuttack - Nov 26, 2008
India won by 6 wickets (with 38 balls remaining)
India v England at Bangalore - Nov 23, 2008
India won by 19 runs (D/L method)
India v England at Kanpur - Nov 20, 2008
India won by 16 runs (D/L method)
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Nov 23, 2008

Yuvraj Singh shows his delight after India claim the series, India v England, 4th ODI, Bangalore, November 23, 2008

Yuvraj Singh shows his delight after India claim the series

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Nov 23, 2008

Ishant Sharma celebrates the key wicket of Andrew Flintoff, India v England, 4th ODI, Bangalore, November 23, 2008

Ishant Sharma celebrates the key wicket of Andrew Flintoff

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