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)
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40.4

Sharma to Bell, no run, back of a length on the stumps and he gets forward in defence

40.5

Sharma to Bell, 1 run, and he's off the mark, shuffling and pushing the ball away

England 120/1   IR Bell 1* (2b)
41.1

Harbhajan Singh to Bell, 1 run, spins in off a short length, Bell shuffles and turns it fine

41.3

Harbhajan Singh to Bell, no run, tossed up fuller, Bell comes forward and shapes to on-drive to midwicket, misses and gets struck on the flap a long way down, and also outside the line ... Harbhajan is animated and asks the question but no one else does

41.4

Harbhajan Singh to Bell, no run, tossed up, pushes Bell back, he shuffles and defends, ball brushes the pad but again its turning down far and he's gotten outside the line

41.5

Harbhajan Singh to Bell, 2 runs, speared in down leg stump, Bell clips it around the corner

41.6

Harbhajan Singh to Bell, no run, gets back and across and defends it to the off side

England 124/1   IR Bell 4* (7b)
43.1

Harbhajan Singh to Bell, 1 run, tossed up on off stump, 86ks, Bell gets well forward to defend, struck on the front pad as the ball turns in, but he's safe, then he scampers a leg bye

England 129/1   IR Bell 5* (8b)
44.1

Mishra to Bell, no run, tossed up on a length, Bell comes forward and defends to the off

44.2

Mishra to Bell, no run, flatter delivery, Bell goes back and defends it

44.3

Mishra to Bell, FOUR, uses his feet, collects it on the full and drives the ball confidently down past the non striker and mid-on, very straight, to collect his first boundary

44.4

Mishra to Bell, no run, tossed up slower, wider, it turns and Bell watches it go through

44.5

Mishra to Bell, no run, legbreak on a good length, Bell comes forward and defends

44.6

Mishra to Bell, no run, flights up a good delivery, which straightens, Bell gets back and across and ends up defending the ball to forward short leg

England 137/1   IR Bell 9* (14b 1x4)
45.3

Harbhajan Singh to Bell, no run, turn and bounce! That one spits it up, the doosra, Bell gets back to defend and has to play it down off his chest, does well to use soft hands as well

45.4

Harbhajan Singh to Bell, no run, fuller and spinning down leg stump, Bell gets well forward to defend, ball strikes his pad but the appeal is turned down due to the amount of turn and Bell's movement

45.5

Harbhajan Singh to Bell, 1 run, shuffles and works a single into the gap behind square leg

England 139/1   IR Bell 10* (17b 1x4)
46.1

Mishra to Bell, no run, tossed up on middle and leg, Bell drops his head and defends

46.2

Mishra to Bell, no run, makes room and drives a low full toss past a diving mid-off

46.3

Mishra to Bell, no run, shorter ball, this too sits up and Bell plays it to the off side

46.4

Mishra to Bell, no run, well flighted, spins into Bell, who makes room and defends

46.5

Mishra to Bell, no run, quicker ball, 83ks, spins down leg stump to Bell, who gets back and mistimes the defensive very near the forward short leg fielder

46.6

Mishra to Bell, no run, fuller ball now and Bell gets over it to smother the spin

England 139/1   IR Bell 10* (23b 1x4)
47.6

Harbhajan Singh to Bell, no run, skips out, Harbhajan sees him and spins it down leg stump, the ball balloons up off Bell's front bad, short leg and leg slip converge, Gambhir takes it and they ask the question but thats clearly not out

England 142/1   IR Bell 10* (24b 1x4)
49.1

Harbhajan Singh to Bell, no run, tossed up on off stump, getting Bell forward to defend

49.2

Harbhajan Singh to Bell, no run, flatter delivery, which Bell turns from middle to midwicket

49.3

Harbhajan Singh to Bell, no run, starts to come forward and then adjusts to defend to silly point

49.4

Harbhajan Singh to Bell, 1 run, short, spinning down leg stump, Bell gets across and turns it between leg slip and forward short leg for a single, smart little shot that

England 143/1   IR Bell 11* (28b 1x4)
50.1

Mishra to Bell, no run, gets a good stride forward and keeps out a loopy delivery

50.2

Mishra to Bell, 2 runs, tossed up, Bell shuffles and turns this off his pads for a couple

50.3

Mishra to Bell, no run, gives it some decent side spin, it dips and his Bell outside leg stump

50.4

Mishra to Bell, no run, tossed up wide, inviting the drive, Bell obliges with a streaky shot to point

50.5

Mishra to Bell, 1 run, this one dips too, Bell square-drives again, wide of the fielder

England 146/1   IR Bell 14* (33b 1x4)
51.2

Harbhajan Singh to Bell, 1 run, now its Bell's turn to sweep, and he does so well, collecting this tossed up delivery from middle and leg for a single out to the sweeper .. hah, a sweep to the sweeper

51.5

Harbhajan Singh to Bell, no run, short and turning away, Bell shapes to turn it to the leg side and gets a leading edge that drops safely in front of silly point, that was Harbhajan's topspinner

51.6

Harbhajan Singh to Bell, no run, spins down the pads, Bell misses the shot, Gambhir at short leg grabs the ball and Harbhajan appeals, but it looked to be off the pads again

England 150/1   IR Bell 15* (36b 1x4)
52.5

Mishra to Bell, no run, tossed up, he uses his feet and drives it back to Mishra

52.6

Mishra to Bell, no run, shorter ball turning away, Bell gets across and dabs it to the off side

England 151/1   IR Bell 15* (38b 1x4)
53.3

Harbhajan Singh to Bell, no run, tossed up, Bell turns it from the stumps to forward short leg

53.4

Harbhajan Singh to Bell, 1 run, goes back and manages to turn this one wide of the fielders

53.6

Harbhajan Singh to Bell, no run, spins down, Bell shuffles and tickles the ball past leg slip

England 154/1   IR Bell 16* (41b 1x4)
54.4

Yuvraj Singh to Bell, no run, tossed up outside off, spins back in and Bell defends to short leg

54.5

Yuvraj Singh to Bell, no run, this one is outside off and Bell pushes it towards silly point

54.6

Yuvraj Singh to Bell, no run, very determined defence, real Test-like, from Bell to end the over

England 155/1   IR Bell 16* (44b 1x4)
56.1

Yuvraj Singh to Bell, no run, tossed up from around the stumps, getting Bell defending happily

56.2

Yuvraj Singh to Bell, no run, comes onto the front foot and defends it back to Yuvraj

56.3

Yuvraj Singh to Bell, no run, shorter ball gets Bell onto the back foot, defending towards point

56.4

Yuvraj Singh to Bell, no run, fuller, not much turn, Bell strides in to smother that ball

56.5

Yuvraj Singh to Bell, 1 run, short, drifting down leg stump, he shuffles and turns it fine for one

England 164/1   IR Bell 17* (49b 1x4)
57.1

Khan to Bell, no run, starts with a good length ball outside off, guided to gully

57.2

Khan to Bell, OUT, that's lbw! Zaheer strikes just on resumption, pitches on line with the stumps, swings the ball into Bell, late on the attempted flick across the line, he's a goner in front of the stumps and Harper raises his finger after a careful thought

IR Bell lbw b Khan 17 (68m 51b 1x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

England 164/2   IR Bell 17 (51b 1x4)
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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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