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  | Overs 101-150

113.5

Harbhajan Singh to Harmison, no run, tossed up, this too sits up but Harmison gets right over it

113.6

Harbhajan Singh to Harmison, no run, slower ball, looped up, Harmison plays it off the pads

England 277/8   SJ Harmison 0* (2b)

114.4

Mishra to Harmison, no run, well bowled, flights up the googly on middle and off and Harmison uneasily defends to Gambhir at short leg, the inside edge does not carry though

114.5

Mishra to Harmison, no run, tosses it up invitingly again, middle and leg, Harmison defends

114.6

Mishra to Harmison, no run, gets a long way forward and is struck outside the line, Mishra belts out a confident appeal but umpire Billy Bowden shakes his head and hands back his cap

England 280/8   SJ Harmison 0* (5b)

116.2

Mishra to Harmison, 3 runs, slow delivery down leg and Harmison paddles it over leg gully

116.4

Mishra to Harmison, no run, quicker one spits and Harmison somehow manages to keep it down

116.5

Mishra to Harmison, 2 runs, short and wide, he waits for it and cutely steers wide of slip for two

116.6

Mishra to Harmison, no run, tossed up on a length and he defends it awkwardly to the off

England 288/8   SJ Harmison 5* (9b)

117.4

Harbhajan Singh to Harmison, no run, tossed up invitingly and he smothers the spin

117.5

Harbhajan Singh to Harmison, 1 run, gets a single, defending while forward, running it past slip

England 290/8   SJ Harmison 6* (11b)

118.6

Yuvraj Singh to Harmison, no run, and thats lunch as Harmison easily defends a full one on off stump

England 294/8   SJ Harmison 6* (12b)

119.4

Harbhajan Singh to Harmison, no run, thrusts forward and defends, the ball balloons up off pad

119.5

Harbhajan Singh to Harmison, 2 leg byes, this one also balloons up after the big man defends, more cries of catch it but this one's come off Harmison's pads and evades Laxman at leg slip

119.6

Harbhajan Singh to Harmison, no run, flat on middle and leg and he strides forward to defend

England 297/8   SJ Harmison 6* (15b)

120.5

Yuvraj Singh to Harmison, no run, tossed up, hint of turn, Harmison opens the face to steer it away

120.6

Yuvraj Singh to Harmison, no run, more turn, beating Harmison as he pushes from the crease

England 302/8   SJ Harmison 6* (17b)

121.2

Harbhajan Singh to Harmison, no run, flat from around the stumps, Harmison defends to silly point

121.3

Harbhajan Singh to Harmison, no run, bit of flight, looks to be a topspinner, which Harmison picks

121.4

Harbhajan Singh to Harmison, no run, covers the line with a big stride and keeps it out again

121.5

Harbhajan Singh to Harmison, no run, comes well forward, opens the face and defends to the off

121.6

Harbhajan Singh to Harmison, no run, turns, takes the pad and bobs up to Gambhir at short leg

England 303/8   SJ Harmison 6* (22b)

122.3

Yuvraj Singh to Harmison, OUT, Harmison walks! Yuvraj gets his fifth Test wicket as Harmison opens the face and tickles the faintest of edges through to Dhoni, then doesn't wait a moment before turning and heading back for the pavilion, as opposed to Yuvraj, who shouts in frustration and turns back to his mark, thinking he's beat the bat, then he looks back and sees that he's actually got a wicket

SJ Harmison c †Dhoni b Yuvraj Singh 6 (32m 23b 0x4 0x6) SR: 26.08

England 304/9   SJ Harmison 6 (23b)
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150
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Match drawn
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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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