England tour of India, 2008/09 / Commentary

England in India Test Series - 1st Test

India v England

India won by 6 wickets

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

64.5

Panesar to Sharma, no run, tossed up and defended

64.6

Panesar to Sharma, no run, quicker ball, he goes back and defends to slip

India 224/9   I Sharma 0* (2b)

65.4

Flintoff to Sharma, no run, back of a length and now its Ishant's turn to defend to the off

65.5

Flintoff to Sharma, 1 run, full and fast and straight and Ishant does well to clip it for a single

India 230/9   I Sharma 1* (4b)

66.1

Panesar to Sharma, 2 runs, tossed up and he drives down to KP at mid-off, who's deep

66.2

Panesar to Sharma, no run, tossed up wide and he stretches forward to drive to cover

66.3

Panesar to Sharma, no run, short outside off stump, Ishant gets across and leaves it be

66.4

Panesar to Sharma, 2 runs, arm ball, Ishant walks across and picks it, turning it square

66.5

Panesar to Sharma, no run, tossed up wide, well judged by Ishant, who shoulders arms

66.6

Panesar to Sharma, no run, nice drive, except silly point cops it on the boot

India 234/9   I Sharma 5* (10b)

67.2

Flintoff to Sharma, no run, back of a length and he shuffles across to defend

67.3

Flintoff to Sharma, no run, gets right behind the line of the ball and defends it back real well

67.4

Flintoff to Sharma, 1 run, low full toss on the pads, tapped towards midwicket

India 236/9   I Sharma 6* (13b)

68.1

Anderson to Sharma, no run, bouncer over the stumps gets Ishant ducking out of the way

68.2

Anderson to Sharma, 2 runs, shuffles across and nicely nudges one down to square leg

68.3

Anderson to Sharma, no run, 135ks, short of a good length and Ishant plays and misses

68.4

Anderson to Sharma, no run, ah, another one sneaks past the outer edge of his bat as he gets across to outside off stump and pushes like a tail-ender, the ball doesn't carry to Prior

68.5

Anderson to Sharma, no run, thats better from Ishant, getting in line and defending well

68.6

Anderson to Sharma, no run, ends the session with tight defence, getting right behind the ball

India 241/9   I Sharma 8* (19b)
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
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Match drawn
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India won by 6 wickets
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Dec 15, 2008

Sachin Tendulkar closes his eyes, India v England, 1st Test, Chennai, 5th day, December 15, 2008

Sachin Tendulkar closes his eyes

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Dec 15, 2008

The trophy is not a distant dream for Mahendra Singh Dhoni, India v England, 1st Test, Chennai, 5th day, December 15, 2008

The trophy is not a distant dream for Mahendra Singh Dhoni

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