England tour of India, 1st Test: India v England at Chennai, Dec 11-15, 2008
India won by 6 wickets
11,12,13,14,15 December 2008 (5-day match)
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83.4

Mishra to Anderson, no run, big shout! Mishra fizzes it up, the flipper looks like, Anderson defends and gets an inside edge onto the front pad, which balloons up to Laxman at silly point, they all appeal but the umpire is unmoved ... what was the appeal for? If for lbw, fair enough, but the fielder took the ball after the inside edge!

83.5

Mishra to Anderson, no run, tossed up again, Anderson defends and gets hit outside the line

83.6

Mishra to Anderson, no run, survives the over ... though he should have been out ... with another block

England 221/5   JM Anderson 0* (3b)
84.6

Harbhajan Singh to Anderson, no run, sharp turn and bounce as Anderson lunges forward to defend, somehow he manages to remove the bottom hand off the bat

England 222/5   JM Anderson 0* (4b)
86.1

Khan to Anderson, no run, pitches back of a length and Anderson defends to the on side

86.2

Khan to Anderson, no run, pitches outside off and swings away, Anderson twirls the bat away

86.3

Khan to Anderson, 1 run, back of a length, deviates and sucks the edge of the bat, drops short in front of Dravid at first slip, who misfields and allows a single through his legs

England 223/5   JM Anderson 1* (7b)
87.1

Mishra to Anderson, no run, tossed up, he comes forward and defends it back to Mishra

87.2

Mishra to Anderson, no run, drives from the crease and the ball stops on him, that was close

87.3

Mishra to Anderson, no run, ripping googly, turning and bouncing away past the outer edge

87.4

Mishra to Anderson, 1 run, googly again, but outside leg so Anderson tickles it fine for one

England 228/5   JM Anderson 2* (11b)
89.1

Mishra to Anderson, no run, tossed up on a length and Anderson defends to silly point

89.2

Mishra to Anderson, no run, tossed up on off stump and he defends to the off side again

89.3

Mishra to Anderson, no run, reaches out and drives this one to the man at cover

89.4

Mishra to Anderson, no run, tossed up, turns into Anderson, who plays it towards Gambhir at short leg

89.5

Mishra to Anderson, no run, bounce and turn outside off stump, Anderson wisely leaves

89.6

Mishra to Anderson, no run, spins into Anderson, who defends it back to Mishra to end the day

England 229/5   JM Anderson 2* (17b)
91.1

Khan to Anderson, no run, full outside off stump, tempting the drive, but Anderson leaves

91.2

Khan to Anderson, no run, this time he gets to the pitch and drives to the man at cover

91.3

Khan to Anderson, no run, slow short delivery, just 125ks, Anderson sways away

91.4

Khan to Anderson, no run, another bouncer, middle and off, Anderson takes evasive action

91.5

Khan to Anderson, no run, pitches on a good length and seams away, Anderson leaves it be

91.6

Khan to Anderson, no run, on a full length and now he defends it back uneasily to Zaheer

England 229/5   JM Anderson 2* (23b)
93.1

Khan to Anderson, no run, how did that miss! Anderson stands his ground and produces a booming back-foot drive but the ball nips back in sharply off a length and somehow misses off stump

93.2

Khan to Anderson, no run, bouncer! Anderson takes his eyes off it and nearly loses his head

93.3

Khan to Anderson, 1 run, short again and this time Anderson rides the bounce, uppercutting over gully and down to the fielder running across from third man

England 230/6   JM Anderson 3* (26b)
94.1

Mishra to Anderson, 1 run, good shot, Anderson getting down and sweeping a full delivery on and about off stump out to the deep midwicket sweeper

England 233/6   JM Anderson 4* (27b)
95.1

Khan to Anderson, no run, swing again, pitches on a drivable length, Anderson's feet go nowhere fast as he drives away from the body, surviving with a thick inside edge back onto his back leg

95.2

Khan to Anderson, no run, backs away and under-cuts an attempted expansive shot to Zaheer

95.3

Khan to Anderson, no run, again he invites the drive and Anderson chops it back to Zaheer

95.4

Khan to Anderson, 1 run, attempted full swinging yorker, Anderson drives unenthusiastically again, inside edging to Gambhir at short leg, who fields and throws back onto the top of the stumps, it ricochets and England pinch a sharp single

95.6

Khan to Anderson, no run, nips back to Anderson, who defends going deep in the crease

England 239/6   JM Anderson 5* (32b)
97.1

Khan to Anderson, no run, lands on a length and he defends it to the off side

97.2

Khan to Anderson, no run, 139ks, pitches outside off and goes away, Anderson leaves

97.3

Khan to Anderson, no run, fuller and swinging, Anderson jabs it towards point

97.4

Khan to Anderson, no run, pitches outside off and straightens and Anderson leaves it

97.5

Khan to Anderson, no run, full and swinging back in, late, Anderson thuds forward and drives with an inside edge back onto front pad, but Zaheer lets out a very animated appeal, Harper shakes his head and walks away

97.6

Khan to Anderson, no run, bouncer down leg, Anderson takes his eyes off it, ball brushes shoulder

England 241/6   JM Anderson 5* (38b)
98.4

Mishra to Anderson, no run, well bowled googly, pitching outside off and turning past the bat

98.5

Mishra to Anderson, 1 run, now he sweeps with a top edge over midwicket, drops a few feet in front of birthday boy Yuvraj out in the deep, perhaps he was late to react

England 243/6   JM Anderson 6* (40b)
99.1

Sharma to Anderson, no run, an errant bounce first up, giving Dhoni work to do behind the stumps

99.2

Sharma to Anderson, no run, beaten on the flirt outside off stump, missing by a whisker

99.3

Sharma to Anderson, no run, dropped by Dravid at slip! That was an absolute sitter, and he fluffed it, Anderson flashed a cut and thick outside edge went straight to Dravid, who crouched down and clasped at it in his lap but couldn't hold on ... after dropping a couple against Australia, watch out for all the Indian news channels baying for the poor man's blood

99.4

Sharma to Anderson, no run, pitches outside off and he flirts again, missing this time

99.5

Sharma to Anderson, no run, lands on the stumps, he goes back and defends it on the on side

99.6

Sharma to Anderson, 1 leg bye, fuller length, he drives and the ball brushes pad

England 244/6   JM Anderson 6* (46b)
100.1

Mishra to Anderson, no run, ah, a cut and a miss to a quicker one that stays very low

100.2

Mishra to Anderson, no run, tossed up outside leg stump, turns sharply and he defends it well

100.3

Mishra to Anderson, 2 runs, tossed up slowly on leg, Anderson paddles it down to fine leg

100.4

Mishra to Anderson, no run, quicker ball, fuller too, and he drives hard with another inside edge

100.5

Mishra to Anderson, no run, well flighted, Anderson gets bat and pad together and defends

100.6

Mishra to Anderson, no run, tossed up, some turn there, but Anderson defends well

England 246/6   JM Anderson 8* (52b)
101.2

Sharma to Anderson, no run, keeps it fuller to Anderson, who produces a hard drive to cover

101.3

Sharma to Anderson, no run, pushes a full ball to point and screams out of the blocks, Prior is smarter and looks at Yuvraj running across to collect the ball, and sends Anderson back

101.4

Sharma to Anderson, no run, back of a length, some reverse there, Anderson hops and defends

101.5

Sharma to Anderson, no run, back of a length, he gets back and across and defends to the on side

101.6

Sharma to Anderson, no run, gets back towards leg stump and defends a length ball back

England 247/6   JM Anderson 8* (57b)
103.1

Sharma to Anderson, no run, down the leg side, tries to tickle it fine but gets beaten

103.2

Sharma to Anderson, no run, short of a length on the body, he shuffles and turns it to midwicket

103.3

Sharma to Anderson, no run, fuller outside off, he gets back and drives uneasily to point

103.4

Sharma to Anderson, no run, lands on a teasing length outside off, straightens, Anderson leaves

103.5

Sharma to Anderson, no run, bangs in a short one, 138ks, into Anderson's ribs, he takes the eyes off it and turns away, the ball skims past his gloves and Dhoni collects

103.6

Sharma to Anderson, 1 no ball, oversteps, pitches it up, Anderson doesn't counter the swing well at all, just poking at it and getting an inside edge back past leg stump

103.6

Sharma to Anderson, no run, slides down the pads, Anderson shuffles and tickles it, Dhoni tumbles to his right and stops the ball, it was off the bat methinks but didn't look to have carried to Dhoni

England 248/6   JM Anderson 8* (64b)
104.2

Mishra to Anderson, no run, turns in sharply, but Anderson goes back and defends to short leg

104.3

Mishra to Anderson, FOUR, nice shot, Jimmy! Anderson gets forward and unfurls a reverse sweep of all things, nicely covering the line and paddling the ball down to third man

104.4

Mishra to Anderson, 1 run, fuller, much slower at 75ks, Anderson pushes it to point

England 254/6   JM Anderson 13* (67b 1x4)
105.1

Harbhajan Singh to Anderson, no run, tosses it up on middle and leg and Anderson defends

105.2

Harbhajan Singh to Anderson, 1 run, too short, it sits up but Anderson whacks it through midwicket

105.6

Harbhajan Singh to Anderson, no run, turns from middle and off and Anderson opens the face to slip

England 260/6   JM Anderson 14* (70b 1x4)
106.6

Mishra to Anderson, no run, pitches and turns sharply past a clueless Anderson's outer edge

England 261/6   JM Anderson 14* (71b 1x4)
108.1

Mishra to Anderson, no run, too short, it does turn and Anderson slaps it in the air towards gully

108.2

Mishra to Anderson, no run, flights in a faster googly which Anderson clips to short leg

108.3

Mishra to Anderson, no run, slides down leg stump and now Anderson sweeps to leg gully

108.4

Mishra to Anderson, 1 run, kneels down and slog-sweeps hard through midwicket for one

108.6

Mishra to Anderson, no run, no turn there, this one lands in the footmarks outside off stump and goes on through Anderson, whose feet don't move as he feels for it

England 265/6   JM Anderson 15* (76b 1x4)
109.4

Harbhajan Singh to Anderson, FOUR, too short and Anderson slaps the quicker ball between cover and point for four, that is a shot of a man gaining in confidence

109.5

Harbhajan Singh to Anderson, no run, smartly slows the pace and tosses it up, Anderson plays another slog sweep but misses completely, Dhoni collects, Harbhajan stares

109.6

Harbhajan Singh to Anderson, no run, tossed up gently on a off and Anderson comfortably defends

England 270/6   JM Anderson 19* (79b 2x4)
110.2

Mishra to Anderson, no run, generous flight does it for Anderson, pushing and missing

110.3

Mishra to Anderson, no run, a long hop slips out, bounces a bit and Anderson rocks back to cut in the air towards Zaheer at backward point, he was also late to react

110.4

Mishra to Anderson, OUT, Anderson goes! End of a solid innings from the nighwatchman, who kneels down and produces another of those preferred sweep shots, except this one is a top edge that's gobbled up by the birthday boy Yuvraj at deep midwicket, so Mishra's patience pays off

JM Anderson c Yuvraj Singh b Mishra 19 (113m 82b 2x4 0x6) SR: 23.17

England 271/7   JM Anderson 19 (82b 2x4)
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