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

0.4

Harmison to Sehwag, no run, ah, the nerves! Sehwag has a loose push at a short, quick delivery outside off stump and misses as the ball skims past the outside edge

0.5

Harmison to Sehwag, 1 run, off the mark, shuffling and pushing a straight one to midwicket

India 2/0   V Sehwag 1* (2b)

1.1

Anderson to Sehwag, no run, short and wide and he has another waft, only to miss

1.2

Anderson to Sehwag, no run, short on off stump, Sehwag rises and chops it near his feet

1.3

Anderson to Sehwag, 1 leg bye, slides down leg stump off an angle, Sehwag gets up and mistimes the attempted nudge off the pads, Gambhir calls him through for the singles, leg-bye is the call

India 3/0   V Sehwag 1* (5b)

2.1

Harmison to Sehwag, no run, hits a length and Sehwag keeps this one out

2.2

Harmison to Sehwag, no run, too wide and again he leaves it be for Prior

2.3

Harmison to Sehwag, no run, short of a length outside off stump, and wide, and he leaves it

2.4

Harmison to Sehwag, no run, good carry to Prior after Sehwag leaves another rising delivery

2.5

Harmison to Sehwag, no run, short again and Sehwag gets tall to shoulder arms

2.6

Harmison to Sehwag, FOUR, short again, Sehwag gets onto the toes and dabs a rising one down between slips and gully for four, a controlled shot from him

India 7/0   V Sehwag 5* (11b 1x4)

3.4

Anderson to Sehwag, no run, short outside off stump, Sehwag sways away and lets it go

3.5

Anderson to Sehwag, no run, this time he arches back and opens the face, guiding it to point

3.6

Anderson to Sehwag, no run, thats on a length and he presents a full face in defence

India 12/0   V Sehwag 5* (14b 1x4)

5.1

Anderson to Sehwag, FOUR, that's nothing but a push from Sehwag, thrusting bat and pad forward and timing that one, hardly a half-volley, down the ground past mid-off

5.2

Anderson to Sehwag, OUT, Anderson's got Sehwag playing a feeble shot! Pitches back of a length and comes into Sehwag, who stands leaden-footed and tries to play a cramped guide to third man but only chops it back onto his stumps .. Anderson is thrilled, for thats a dangerous man to dismiss early

V Sehwag b Anderson 9 (24m 16b 2x4 0x6) SR: 56.25

India 16/1   V Sehwag 9 (16b 2x4)
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
Series Results
India v England at Mohali - Dec 19-23, 2008
Match drawn
India v England at Chennai - Dec 11-15, 2008
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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