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

31.3

Panesar to Yuvraj Singh, no run, tossed up wide outside off, it spits up and Yuvraj leaves it be

31.4

Panesar to Yuvraj Singh, no run, spins back off a length and he defends it to silly point

31.5

Panesar to Yuvraj Singh, no run, tossed up and he again plays it defensively to the fielder

31.6

Panesar to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, gets a short ball and hammers it hard and flat wide of mid-on

India 102/4   Yuvraj Singh 4* (4b 1x4)

32.6

Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short of a length outside off stump and Yuvraj opts to shoulder arms

India 103/5   Yuvraj Singh 4* (5b 1x4)

34.1

Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, 1 bye, he leaves this wide one be, Prior fumbles and Dhoni calls for the bye

34.3

Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short of a length outside off stump and Yuvraj shoulders arms

34.4

Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, no run, covers off stump and shoulders arms to a fullish ball again

34.5

Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, no run, pitches back of a length outside off and he leaves it be

34.6

Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, 1 no ball, oversteps, Yuvraj decides to come forward and defend this one

34.6

Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, no run, banged in short outside off stump and he shoulders arms

India 106/5   Yuvraj Singh 4* (11b 1x4)

35.2

Panesar to Yuvraj Singh, no run, teasing length gets Yuvraj coming forward to defend

35.3

Panesar to Yuvraj Singh, no run, lands it on a length, dipping the ball, and Yuvraj defends it back

35.4

Panesar to Yuvraj Singh, no run, comes a long way forward and pushes it towards Monty's right

35.5

Panesar to Yuvraj Singh, no run, gets a wider one and shapes to pad it away outside off stump

35.6

Panesar to Yuvraj Singh, no run, drops it outside off stump again and Yuvraj pokes it to silly point

India 111/5   Yuvraj Singh 4* (16b 1x4)

36.4

Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, no run, back of a length and a bit wide so Yuvraj shoulders arms

36.5

Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, no run, he's landing them in that channel, but Yuvraj keeps letting them be

36.6

Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, no run, 139ks, still tempting the shot outside off but he opts to leave

India 112/5   Yuvraj Singh 4* (19b 1x4)

37.5

Panesar to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, way too short and Yuvraj doesn't miss out, cracking it through cover

37.6

Panesar to Yuvraj Singh, no run, flat again, on a length, Yuvraj gets across and defends

India 121/5   Yuvraj Singh 8* (21b 2x4)

38.2

Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, no run, pitches in that tempting slot outside off stump and Yuvraj leaves it

38.3

Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, no run, a bit fuller and now Yuvraj defends off the front foot to point

38.4

Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, no run, beaten by a good delivery, pushing hesitantly at one hitting that probing line and then leaving him

38.5

Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, this one's straighter and allows him a single off the pads

India 123/5   Yuvraj Singh 9* (25b 2x4)

39.1

Swann to Yuvraj Singh, no run, tossed up on middle and off and clipped to midwicket

39.2

Swann to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, not as full and Yuvraj turns it wide of midwicket this time

39.4

Swann to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, short again, on leg stump, so another easy single off the pads

India 126/5   Yuvraj Singh 11* (28b 2x4)

40.1

Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, no run, ah, beaten by a gem, pushing down the wrong line outside off

40.2

Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, no run, much better, covering his off stump before shouldering arms

40.3

Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, no run, in that drivable slot outside off but he's at ease leaving them alone

40.4

Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, no run, takes his eyes off a sharp bouncer, his hands are not out completely of the way as the sharp lifter kicks up and just clips his grill of the helmet through to Prior, Flintoff roars the appeal but Billy Bowden gets it right

40.5

Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, no run, fuller length again and so Yuvraj shoulders arms

40.6

Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, did that carry? This time Yuvraj plays a short delivery, cutting streakily in the air towards Cook at point, who dives to his right but cannot hold on to a blazing shot ... replays show Cook did get fingers, so it will go down as a drop, very tough though it was

India 128/5   Yuvraj Singh 13* (34b 2x4)

42.1

Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, no run, normal service between these two, Yuvraj leaves one outside off

42.2

Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short of a length outside off stump and he dabs it to point

42.3

Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, no run, comes back into him off a length and he steers it to Cook at point

42.4

Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, no run, marginally full and Yuvraj drives to Pietersen at short cover

42.5

Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, banged in short and he pulls it out to deep midwicket

India 137/5   Yuvraj Singh 14* (39b 2x4)

43.1

Harmison to Yuvraj Singh, no run, 135ks, pitches and goes across Yuvraj, shouldering arms

43.2

Harmison to Yuvraj Singh, OUT, edged and taken! Another successful move from Pietersen to change a bowler, and Harmison needs no time to remove Yuvraj, chasing a drive outside off stump eight minutes before stumps, and Flintoff at second slip makes no mistake with his buckets

Yuvraj Singh c Flintoff b Harmison 14 (58m 41b 2x4 0x6) SR: 34.14

India 137/6   Yuvraj Singh 14 (41b 2x4)
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Series Results
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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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