England tour of India, 2008/09 / Commentary

England in India Test Series - 1st Test

India v England

India won by 6 wickets

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57.3

Khan to Pietersen, no run, tries to whip his first ball across the stumps, mistimes the shot, the ball goes towards backward point, Yuvraj runs across and flings the ball back to Dhoni

57.4

Khan to Pietersen, no run, this one leaves Pietersen, who shoulders arms confidently

57.5

Khan to Pietersen, no run, attempted short delivery goes well down leg stump, Dhoni takes

57.6

Khan to Pietersen, 1 leg bye, walks across dangerously and shapes to flick the ball fine, he's struck on the move outside the line and gets a leg bye instead

England 165/2   KP Pietersen 0* (4b)

58.1

Yuvraj Singh to Pietersen, no run, this one goes straight on and Yuvraj is very animated! Pietersen gets a good stride forward, the ball does not turn and hits him on the pad, looked to be missing leg stump to the naked eye, the umpire shakes his head

58.2

Yuvraj Singh to Pietersen, no run, gets back and across and defends it back to the bowler

58.3

Yuvraj Singh to Pietersen, no run, exposes all his stumps as he tries to sweep, misses, Dhoni collects

58.4

Yuvraj Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, and he's off the mark with an aerial sweep over midwicket

England 166/2   KP Pietersen 1* (8b)

59.1

Khan to Pietersen, no run, pitches wide and wobbles even further to Dhoni behind the stumps

59.2

Khan to Pietersen, no run, gets a long way across and clips an inswinger to midwicket

59.3

Khan to Pietersen, no run, pitches wide of off stump and Pietersen watches it go to Dhoni

59.4

Khan to Pietersen, no run, 134ks, on a length and straightening, Pietersen leaves it be

59.5

Khan to Pietersen, no run, ohh, beaten by the angle! Zaheer moves the ball away from Pietersen, who pushes forward and is done for by the deviation

59.6

Khan to Pietersen, no run, gets bat on the last ball, checking the shot back to Zaheer

England 170/2   KP Pietersen 1* (14b)

60.2

Yuvraj Singh to Pietersen, 2 runs, aggression from Pietersen, who dances down and swings the ball very fortunately through midwicket and square leg, the back leg up in the air

60.3

Yuvraj Singh to Pietersen, no run, goes back to defending, keeping this one out to the bowler

60.4

Yuvraj Singh to Pietersen, no run, tossed up on middle and leg and Pietersen defends

60.5

Yuvraj Singh to Pietersen, no run, quicker ball outside off stump, shoots very low and Pietersen survives with a thin inside edge back onto his boots as he walks across his stumps

60.6

Yuvraj Singh to Pietersen, no run, comes onto the front foot and defends the last ball back

England 173/2   KP Pietersen 3* (19b)

62.1

Yuvraj Singh to Pietersen, no run, tossed up on a length and Pietersen defends it back

62.2

Yuvraj Singh to Pietersen, no run, some turn there, not much, Pietersen defends to Dravid at slip

62.3

Yuvraj Singh to Pietersen, no run, gets well forward and defends this one to the on side

62.4

Yuvraj Singh to Pietersen, no run, pitches wide and doesn't turn, Pietersen easily lets it go

62.5

Yuvraj Singh to Pietersen, no run, too straight, slides down, Pietersen works it to midwicket

62.6

Yuvraj Singh to Pietersen, no run, comes onto the front foot, this ball turns away from him and he has to adjust to defend, away from the body, to the off side and that ends a maiden from Yuvraj

England 173/2   KP Pietersen 3* (25b)

63.4

Khan to Pietersen, 1 run, pitches full and swings back in, late, to Pietersen who gets across his stumps to defend and gets an inside edge to square leg

England 175/2   KP Pietersen 4* (26b)

64.1

Yuvraj Singh to Pietersen, no run, turns away from Pietersen, who feels for it outside off stump

64.2

Yuvraj Singh to Pietersen, no run, straighter delivery, which he simply pats back to Yuvraj

64.3

Yuvraj Singh to Pietersen, no run, gets well forward and defends this one back as well

64.4

Yuvraj Singh to Pietersen, no run, dabs a shorter ball to backward point, where Ishant cuts it off

64.5

Yuvraj Singh to Pietersen, no run, comes well forward once more and defends to the off side

64.6

Yuvraj Singh to Pietersen, no run, comes forward, then back, and opens the face to steer it to Ishant

England 179/2   KP Pietersen 4* (32b)

65.4

Khan to Pietersen, OUT, another one goes! Zaheer removes an uncertain Pietersen, whose attempt to pull a short ball takes the splice of the bat and goes nowhere but into the bowler's hands, running across towards the on side, what a massive wicket for India

KP Pietersen c & b Khan 4 (34m 33b 0x4 0x6) SR: 12.12

England 180/3   KP Pietersen 4 (33b)
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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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