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)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150
1.1

Sharma to Cook, no run, starts off full and wide, angling it away from Cook, who leaves it be

1.2

Sharma to Cook, no run, better length on middle and off and Cook defends to cover

1.3

Sharma to Cook, no run, this one gets Cook defending off the front foot to Harbhajan at point

1.4

Sharma to Cook, no run, hits a good length and stays a little low, Cook doesn't move his feet as he pokes at it and gets an inside edge back towards the on side

1.5

Sharma to Cook, no run, pitches on a length and angles away, Cook squirts it uneasily, uncertain of whether to play front of back, Sehwag dives at gully and saves runs

1.6

Sharma to Cook, no run, comes forward and defends this one firmly to the off side

England 2/0   AN Cook 0* (6b)
3.1

Sharma to Cook, no run, back of a length and Cook defends from the crease towards cover

3.2

Sharma to Cook, no run, ah, beaten there, Cook's feet go nowhere as he feels for this one outside off stump, which pitches and goes on with the angle, well sucked into a loose shot

3.3

Sharma to Cook, 2 runs, there's a stroke, Cook leans forward and drives a fuller delivery through cover, its not timed that well and the ball slows up on what seems a sluggish outfield

3.4

Sharma to Cook, 1 run, short on the ribs and he turns it down to Zaheer at deep square leg

England 5/0   AN Cook 3* (10b)
4.1

Khan to Cook, no run, hit a good length wide of the stumps and Cook lets it go through

4.2

Khan to Cook, no run, this time he gets Cook defending and he gets an outer edge that scoots along the grass to gully, where Dravid dives to his right and saves certain runs

4.3

Khan to Cook, no run, pitches on about the same spot and this time Cook drives straight to cover

4.4

Khan to Cook, no run, pitches on a length and shapes in, Cook hesitantly holds back the bat

4.5

Khan to Cook, no run, comes onto the front foot and pushes the ball confidently to point

4.6

Khan to Cook, no run, identical spot and Cook defends off the front foot to the off side again

England 5/0   AN Cook 3* (16b)
5.3

Sharma to Cook, no run, now Cook presents a full face and defends back to the bowler's right side

5.4

Sharma to Cook, no run, short into the body and he just manages to tuck it to midwicket

5.5

Sharma to Cook, no run, a half-hearted appeal, as Ishant pitches full and draws a thick inside edge from Cook's forward defensive onto his front pad, bowler and wicketkeeper ask the question but the umpire is unmoved

5.6

Sharma to Cook, no run, lands on a length and he tucks it to midwicket

England 6/0   AN Cook 3* (20b)
6.2

Khan to Cook, 1 run, another short ball and this time Cook fails to time the hook, he top edges it behind square for a single

England 8/0   AN Cook 4* (21b)
7.1

Sharma to Cook, 1 run, fullish around off stump, Cook plods forward and places the ball wide of Mishra at mid-on, who slides and misfields to allow the batsman a single

England 13/0   AN Cook 5* (22b)
8.5

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, 1 run, 86ks, wrong line, outside leg and worked away for a single

England 18/0   AN Cook 6* (23b)
9.1

Sharma to Cook, FOUR, top shot, just too full and Cook drives smack through extra cover for his first boundary ... he's moving on in Twenty20 style here!

9.2

Sharma to Cook, no run, banged in short this time, Cook hops across his stumps and defends

9.3

Sharma to Cook, no run, thats a decent length on about off stump and Cook thuds forward to block

9.4

Sharma to Cook, no run, he's not giving him any room, pitching on off stump, and Cook defends

9.5

Sharma to Cook, no run, on the stumps and played away to the fielder, tight line and length this

9.6

Sharma to Cook, no run, another thin inside edge as Cook once more plonks bat and pad forward to a fullish ball pitching just about on off stump, Ishant is a frustrated man right now

England 22/0   AN Cook 10* (29b 1x4)
11.1

Sharma to Cook, no run, 138ks, pitches on leg and shapes in, Cook defends to square leg

11.2

Sharma to Cook, no run, lands on middle and leg and he mistimes the shot back to Ishant

11.3

Sharma to Cook, no run, pitches on off stump now and Cook gets forward to defend to the off side

11.4

Sharma to Cook, 2 runs, too short and Cook rolls the wrists, pulling it down through square leg

11.5

Sharma to Cook, 1 run, ooh, a good ball, middle and leg, just drawing a thin inside edge as Cook gets across his stumps and shapes to play it squarer, the ball sneaks down to fine leg

England 25/0   AN Cook 13* (34b 1x4)
12.1

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, tossed up on leg stump, Cook strides forward, defends to short leg

12.2

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, now some turn, but its pitched outside off so Cook can leave

12.3

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, 96ks, middle and leg, Cook hesitantly defends to short leg

12.4

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, tossed up on middle and leg, and Cook smothers the spin

12.5

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, 1 run, slower ball, outside leg, Cook unfurls the sweep, bisecting two men

England 26/0   AN Cook 14* (39b 1x4)
13.1

Khan to Cook, no run, stars off fullish outside off stump, Cook leaves well enough alone

13.2

Khan to Cook, no run, this time he gets to the pitch and drives sweetly down towards mid-off

13.3

Khan to Cook, 1 run, comes onto the front foot, opens the face, steers it wide of Yuvraj at point

England 27/0   AN Cook 15* (42b 1x4)
14.1

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, FOUR, tossed up, Cook sees width and smears it through cover and point, a very hard shot as Harbhajan invites the shot ... what did Cook have during the drinks break, he's simply motoring along

14.2

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, tossed up, slower delivery, this time Cook has to defend

14.3

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, yup, normal service restored .. Cook comes forward and defends

14.4

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, quicker ball, 94ks, leg stump, Cook defends to short leg

14.5

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, flatter trajectory, and a tad shorter, Cook defends off his pads

14.6

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, 1 run, slower, much wider outside leg stump and Cook retains hold of the strike with a booming sweep between forward short leg and leg slip

England 34/0   AN Cook 20* (48b 2x4)
15.1

Khan to Cook, no run, pitches it in the slot, Cook drives handsomely down the ground, Zaheer gets fingertips on the ball to tale some pace of the shot

15.2

Khan to Cook, no run, holds back the length ever so slightly and Cook defends to point

15.3

Khan to Cook, FOUR, lovely flowing shot, a well-timed straight drive as Zaheer just overpitches

15.4

Khan to Cook, 1 run, back of a length on middle stump, Cook shuffles and eases it around the corner

England 39/0   AN Cook 25* (52b 3x4)
16.1

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, tossed up on off stump and Cook defends it back

16.2

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, quicker delivery, middle and off, watchfully defended

16.3

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, slides onto middle and leg, Cook plays it straight to midwicket

16.4

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, slower ball, tossed up wider, and Cook reaches out to play to point

16.5

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, 87ks, middle and off, Cook gets well forward to defend

16.6

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, good length there, quicker ball too, draws another defence from Cook

England 39/0   AN Cook 25* (58b 3x4)
17.3

Khan to Cook, no run, pitches outside off and shapes away, Cook gets forward and leaves

17.4

Khan to Cook, no run, and again, moves away after pitching and Cook doesn't offer a shot

17.5

Khan to Cook, 2 runs, too straight and Cook tucks it through midwicket, running hard

17.6

Khan to Cook, no run, pitches outside off and straightens, Cook shoulders arms

England 42/0   AN Cook 27* (62b 3x4)
19.6

Khan to Cook, no run, now Cook shoulders arms to one served up wide of off stump

England 52/0   AN Cook 27* (63b 3x4)
20.5

Mishra to Cook, no run, tossed up nicely on a good length, Cook gets in and defends it back

20.6

Mishra to Cook, 1 run, ah, a loose shot! Mishra tosses it up again, landing it just outside off stump, Cook gets down and heaves very hard, looking towards midwicket, but the ball slashes off the splice and just evades a running Yuvraj at a deep backward point

England 54/0   AN Cook 28* (65b 3x4)
21.1

Khan to Cook, no run, pitches on a length and he eases a good-looking shot to cover

21.2

Khan to Cook, no run, he can easily leave that one be well outside off stump, no swing at all

21.3

Khan to Cook, no run, 132ks, pitching outside off stump, no shot offered again

21.4

Khan to Cook, no run, back of a length on this occasion and Cook defends to the off side

21.5

Khan to Cook, no run, once again, clinical defensive stuff from Cook, compact in everything

21.6

Khan to Cook, no run, full and down leg stump, Cook can't get bat on it, Dhoni tumbles to collect

England 54/0   AN Cook 28* (71b 3x4)
22.4

Mishra to Cook, 2 runs, sweeps from in front of his front pad, right in line with the stumps

22.5

Mishra to Cook, no run, quicker and wide, Strauss flashes a loose cut towards gully

22.6

Mishra to Cook, no run, argh, too short but Strauss pulls into the ground to Laxman at midwicket

England 57/0   AN Cook 30* (74b 3x4)
23.3

Sharma to Cook, no run, pitches on a length and Cook gets across to defend to the off side

23.4

Sharma to Cook, no run, a bit fuller and he gets forward to defend towards cover and point

23.5

Sharma to Cook, no run, another comfortable defensive shot to the off side

23.6

Sharma to Cook, no run, pitches on the stumps and he defends it back to the bowler

England 58/0   AN Cook 30* (78b 3x4)
24.5

Mishra to Cook, no run, on the stumps, looks like a legbreak, which Cook defends

24.6

Mishra to Cook, no run, gives this one generous flight, its got good dip too, and Cook keeps it out

England 59/0   AN Cook 30* (80b 3x4)
26.4

Mishra to Cook, 1 run, he too sweeps, much harder, into the yawning spaces at square leg

26.6

Mishra to Cook, no run, quicker ball on middle and off, defended to the off side and thats lunch

England 63/0   AN Cook 31* (82b 3x4)
28.4

Mishra to Cook, 2 runs, flighted outside off stump, turned from outside off stump to midwicket

28.5

Mishra to Cook, no run, flighted wide of off stump and Cook leaves it be confidently

28.6

Mishra to Cook, 3 runs, short, spinning away, Cook cuts off the back foot out to deep cover

England 74/0   AN Cook 36* (85b 3x4)
29.1

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, 1 run, gets across as the ball is bowled and paddles it from outside off stump and down to the sweeper coming in from deep fine leg, he plays that shot well, does Cook

England 75/0   AN Cook 37* (86b 3x4)
30.1

Mishra to Cook, no run, tossed up just outside off and Cook pushes it to cover

30.2

Mishra to Cook, no run, quicker, fuller, flatter and now he clips it towards midwicket

30.3

Mishra to Cook, no run, flights it up wide of the stumps, Cook follows it and leaves be

30.4

Mishra to Cook, no run, full and flat, Cook gets across and mistimes the shot to midwicket

30.5

Mishra to Cook, 1 run, walks across again and whips a full ball wide of the fielder this time

England 84/0   AN Cook 38* (91b 3x4)
31.1

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, flatter trajectory, Cook gets back and across and defends

31.2

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, 1 run, just a little too straight and Cook paddles it around the corner for one

31.5

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, 1 run, 91ks, full on leg stump, turned to the midwicket fielder

England 89/0   AN Cook 40* (94b 3x4)
32.1

Mishra to Cook, no run, gets well forward and turns a tossed up ball to short leg

32.2

Mishra to Cook, no run, takes out the sweep again, from off stump, but Laxman at leg slip intercepts it with a good dive,saving certain runs

32.3

Mishra to Cook, 1 run, waits for turn and dabs the ball towards cover and point this time

32.6

Mishra to Cook, FOUR, more trash, short and wide and duly cut out to deep point for four

England 95/0   AN Cook 45* (98b 4x4)
33.5

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, 1 run, Cook too shuffles and gets a single, tucked around the corner

England 97/0   AN Cook 46* (99b 4x4)
34.1

Mishra to Cook, 1 run, waits for turn and then doesn't see much, so works a single away

34.3

Mishra to Cook, 1 run, there's the 100 up with another dabbed single, this is very good for England

34.6

Mishra to Cook, no run, flighted up on middle and off and he watchfully defends it back

England 105/0   AN Cook 48* (102b 4x4)
36.3

Mishra to Cook, no run, tossed up on a length, Cook checks the shot at the last second, he thought of driving hard but just pushes it towards cover

36.4

Mishra to Cook, no run, fuller and flatter outside off stump, squeezed down to gully

36.5

Mishra to Cook, no run, flights up the googly, Cook gets across his stumps and mistimes it

36.6

Mishra to Cook, FOUR, shot! Flighted outside off stump and Cook collects it from outside off stump, slog-sweeping out to cow corner for four ... thats his half-century as well, well played Cook

England 111/0   AN Cook 52* (106b 5x4)
37.5

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, tossed up on middle and off, Cook gets forward to block

37.6

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, spins away from Cook, bouncing too, and he leaves it be

England 116/0   AN Cook 52* (108b 5x4)
38.3

Sharma to Cook, no run, full and wide, pitches and dribbles away to Dhoni

38.4

Sharma to Cook, no run, 137ks, back of a length but just too wide, so Cook leaves

38.5

Sharma to Cook, no run, he's working that angle but not too successfully, this one pitches wide and goes on further, no need for Cook to play at those, Dhoni does the collecting

38.6

Sharma to Cook, no run, on the stumps and he defends it back towards the off side

England 117/0   AN Cook 52* (112b 5x4)
39.3

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, tossed up, extra bit of bounce, Cook defends to the off side

39.4

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, gets him coming forward again, this is the right line to bowl

39.5

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, 91ks, teasing line and length, Cook defends to point

39.6

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, OUT, and Cook loses his composure in what has been a top over! Harbhajan is rewarded for a nagging few deliveries, he takes pace off the ball and tosses it up, Cook fetches it from outside off stump with a mess of an attempted slog sweep, the ball skies up into the air and Zaheer settles under it at mid-on ... Cook was batting really well until that brain freeze

AN Cook c Khan b Harbhajan Singh 52 (172m 116b 5x4 0x6) SR: 44.82

England 118/1   AN Cook 52 (116b 5x4)
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