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
43.3

Harmison to Harbhajan Singh, 4 leg byes, full and wide down leg stump and it beats a diving Prior

43.4

Harmison to Harbhajan Singh, FOUR, good little shot down the ground, getting forward and playing a fullish ball with a darn straight bat, it beats mid-off and speeds away to the boundary

43.5

Harmison to Harbhajan Singh, no run, shorter and squirted to a tumbling Cook at point off an edge

43.6

Harmison to Harbhajan Singh, FOUR, pushes at wide one and evades Cook this time, ball races away

India 149/6   Harbhajan Singh 8* (4b 2x4)
44.4

Flintoff to Harbhajan Singh, FOUR, thats a bit too full and another fine drive from Harbhajan, using a full and straight face and pushing the ball back down the ground past mid-off for four more

44.5

Flintoff to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, well bowled and well played, Harbhajan hops up and plays a short ball on the body towards midwicket and calls for the single

India 155/6   Harbhajan Singh 13* (6b 3x4)
45.1

Panesar to Harbhajan Singh, no run, tossed up on leg stump and he clips it to midwicket

45.2

Panesar to Harbhajan Singh, no run, thats a good drive, getting forward and pushing the ball to cover

45.3

Panesar to Harbhajan Singh, no run, a touch flatter, he gets back and across and defends the ball

45.4

Panesar to Harbhajan Singh, no run, tosses this one up generously and Harbhajan drives to the off

45.5

Panesar to Harbhajan Singh, no run, flighted again, full down leg, Harbhajan gets a long way forward

45.6

Panesar to Harbhajan Singh, no run, tossed up on a length and he smothers the turn again

India 155/6   Harbhajan Singh 13* (12b 3x4)
47.1

Panesar to Harbhajan Singh, no run, tossed up on a good length and he goes back to defend

47.2

Panesar to Harbhajan Singh, no run, tossed up wider and Harbhajan pushes the ball towards point

47.3

Panesar to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, strays straighter and he turns the ball towards forward short leg

India 161/6   Harbhajan Singh 14* (15b 3x4)
48.1

Flintoff to Harbhajan Singh, no run, pitches on a length, no room at all, and Harbhajan defends

48.2

Flintoff to Harbhajan Singh, no run, hint of swing after pitching and Harbhajan pushes to cover

48.3

Flintoff to Harbhajan Singh, no run, goes for an expansive drive, feet not to the pitch, and misses

48.4

Flintoff to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, full delivery on leg stump, some swing there, on-driven for a quick single and Harmison makes a meal of a regulation bit of fielding at mid-on

India 164/6   Harbhajan Singh 15* (19b 3x4)
49.1

Panesar to Harbhajan Singh, no run, tossed up outside leg and Harbhajan defends to midwicket

49.2

Panesar to Harbhajan Singh, no run, reaches out and drives to cover where the fielder intercepts

49.3

Panesar to Harbhajan Singh, no run, short of a length and he gets back and across to keep it out

49.4

Panesar to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, shuffles and clips a straighter delivery into the gap at midwicket

India 169/6   Harbhajan Singh 16* (23b 3x4)
50.3

Flintoff to Harbhajan Singh, no run, hits a length, Harbhajan drives to a tumbling Anderson at cover

50.4

Flintoff to Harbhajan Singh, no run, does well to hop up and keep a short ball down in front of point

50.5

Flintoff to Harbhajan Singh, no run, swing nearly draws a loose leading edge, as Harbhajan shapes to whip the ball to the on side but the balls straightens and he almost ends up hitting it back

50.6

Flintoff to Harbhajan Singh, no run, staunchly defended, this ball nips back in off a length and Harbhajan hustles to cover off stump and dead-bat it into the off side

India 174/6   Harbhajan Singh 16* (27b 3x4)
51.2

Panesar to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, straightens after pitching and he paddles it around the corner

51.4

Panesar to Harbhajan Singh, FOUR, good shot, a firm paddle sweep to beat short fine leg

51.5

Panesar to Harbhajan Singh, no run, slows the pace and tosses it up well outside leg stump, Harbhajan clears the front leg and swings, the ball balloons up off his pads and goes wide of Bell

51.6

Panesar to Harbhajan Singh, no run, again he kneels down and sweeps one tossed up outside leg, misses and Panesar belts out the appeal as the ball flies to the off side, but no one else is interested

India 181/6   Harbhajan Singh 21* (31b 4x4)
52.2

Harmison to Harbhajan Singh, no run, walks down the track, Harmison bowls it short down the leg stump and this time Prior dives and collects it well

52.3

Harmison to Harbhajan Singh, no run, a big appeal for one down the leg side, Harmison strays and Harbhajan shuffles to try and lap it fine, there's a massive noise and Prior tumbles and takes it, they all go up in appeal but Bowden walks to Harper at square leg to consult, they reckon it was off the thigh pad, as replays later indicate

52.4

Harmison to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, too straight and he gets a single, nudged away to the spaces

India 183/6   Harbhajan Singh 22* (34b 4x4)
53.5

Panesar to Harbhajan Singh, FOUR, now he produces the reverse sweep, and for four too! Panesar tosses it up into the rough outside leg stump and Harbhajan paddles it over slip, that shot raises the 50-run partnership, though Dhoni walks down and has a chat with his partner

53.6

Panesar to Harbhajan Singh, no run, makes room and punches a good-looking drive to KP at mid-off

India 189/6   Harbhajan Singh 26* (36b 5x4)
54.3

Harmison to Harbhajan Singh, no run, short down the body, he awkwardly tries to leave and the ball clips his arm guard, bobbing up towards the on side where Prior runs around

54.4

Harmison to Harbhajan Singh, no run, short down leg stump, he goes to pull and cannot connect

54.5

Harmison to Harbhajan Singh, no run, short on the off side this time and he gets tall to defend to cover

54.6

Harmison to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, shuffles across and turns a short ball to midwicket, so there's a clear plan to Harbhajan but so far he's playing Harmison and the short stuff well

India 191/6   Harbhajan Singh 27* (40b 5x4)
55.1

Swann to Harbhajan Singh, no run, tossed up and Harbhajan comes on the front foot and defends it

55.2

Swann to Harbhajan Singh, no run, turns down the leg side, he misses a paddle and Swann appeals, but that was pitched down the line of impact and spinning too much

55.3

Swann to Harbhajan Singh, no run, tossed up and he drives this one to the off side this time

55.4

Swann to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, down the pads and he shapes to paddle it towards short fine leg

India 192/6   Harbhajan Singh 28* (44b 5x4)
56.1

Panesar to Harbhajan Singh, no run, flat down the leg side, turns back from the rough, Harbhajan misses the sweep and Monty gets animated as he thought the ball had hit the stumps

56.2

Panesar to Harbhajan Singh, no run, tossed up and he drives to the man at cover

56.3

Panesar to Harbhajan Singh, no run, beaten as he comes forward to defend a teasing delivery

56.4

Panesar to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, too straight and he nibbles it to fine leg for a single

India 193/6   Harbhajan Singh 29* (48b 5x4)
57.1

Harmison to Harbhajan Singh, FOUR, ah, edged flat over the slips for four! Harbhajan sees room and flays the bat at it, getting a thick outside edge over the cordon

57.2

Harmison to Harbhajan Singh, no run, much straighter and now Harbhajan defends it back

57.3

Harmison to Harbhajan Singh, FOUR, shot! Harbhajan puts 200 on the board with a shot that even Dravid cannot pull off these days, just transfers the weight and smacks a length ball superbly between point and cover and admires the shot, which was one a top-order batsman would be proud of

57.4

Harmison to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, overpitched on the pads now and he clips a single to the deep

India 202/6   Harbhajan Singh 38* (52b 7x4)
58.1

Panesar to Harbhajan Singh, no run, tossed up on middle and off and Harbhajan defends

58.2

Panesar to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, another pleasing shot, just pushed with a straight bat to cover

58.6

Panesar to Harbhajan Singh, no run, tossed up outside off and he misses a booming sweep

India 208/6   Harbhajan Singh 39* (55b 7x4)
59.2

Swann to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, tossed up wide and Harbhajan greets the quicker delivery by opening the face and steering it wide of slip and down towards third man, thats smart batting

59.6

Swann to Harbhajan Singh, 1 leg bye, slower delivery down leg stump, paddled to short fine leg

India 212/6   Harbhajan Singh 40* (57b 7x4)
60.1

Panesar to Harbhajan Singh, OUT, and he goes, simply turning a tossed up delivery off his pads to a diving Bell at forward short leg, end of a strong partnership and a useful innings from Harbhajan

Harbhajan Singh c Bell b Panesar 40 (87m 58b 7x4 0x6) SR: 68.96

India 212/7   Harbhajan Singh 40 (58b 7x4)
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Hours of play (local time) 09.30 start, Lunch 11.30-12.10, Tea 14.10-14.30, Close 16.30

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