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
23.1

Panesar to Tendulkar, 1 run, tossed up on a length, Tendulkar shuffles and gets a single

23.2

Panesar to Laxman, no run, tossed up and Laxman comes forward to defend

23.3

Panesar to Laxman, no run, teasing line and length, he comes forward and drives to cover

23.4

Panesar to Laxman, 1 run, too short and he rocks back to pull out to deep midwicket

23.5

Panesar to Tendulkar, no run, waits for turn and opens the face, guiding it to Collingwood

23.6

Panesar to Tendulkar, no run, 94ks, but too short and steered out towards point

India 77/3   MS Panesar 1-0-2-0
25.1

Panesar to Tendulkar, 1 run, tossed up real slow, with plenty of air, and he drives it back

25.2

Panesar to Laxman, no run, quicker ball, 90ks, pitches outside leg stump and squares up Laxman as it turns and bounces, he gets an edge that runs safely wide of slip

25.3

Panesar to Laxman, no run, uses his feet and drives straight, Monty takes pace of the shot to mid-on

25.4

Panesar to Laxman, no run, comes forward and drives the ball to the fielder again

25.5

Panesar to Laxman, no run, tosses it up, lands it on a length, and Laxman defends

25.6

Panesar to Laxman, no run, goes back and across to defend the last ball of the over

India 82/3   MS Panesar 2-0-3-0
27.1

Panesar to Laxman, no run, tossed up full and Laxman drives it hard back to Panesar

27.2

Panesar to Laxman, no run, loud shot as Laxman brings his bat down late on one clearly drifting down leg stump, Panesar shouts and Harper says shusssh

27.3

Panesar to Laxman, no run, gets forward and drives firmly but straight to the man at cover

27.4

Panesar to Laxman, no run, drives handsomely again but Anderson cuts it off from mid-off

27.5

Panesar to Laxman, no run, a bit flatter and Laxman defends it back on this occasion

27.6

Panesar to Laxman, no run, slows it down a lot more, getting Laxman watchfully defending

India 86/3   MS Panesar 3-1-3-0
29.1

Panesar to Tendulkar, no run, teasing line and length, he gets inside the line and defends

29.2

Panesar to Tendulkar, no run, cannot put away a loose ball, instead chopping to the cover fielder

29.3

Panesar to Tendulkar, FOUR, this time he does, using his crease and getting over a short ball, cutting between cover and point for an excellent boundary

29.4

Panesar to Tendulkar, no run, much slower, with some turn, Tendulkar defends it towards slip

29.5

Panesar to Tendulkar, FOUR, top shot, uses his feet and drives inside-out through extra cover

29.6

Panesar to Tendulkar, no run, tossed up on a far better length and Tendulkar defends

India 97/3   MS Panesar 4-1-11-0
31.1

Panesar to Tendulkar, 1 run, tossed up, Tendulkar drives inside out, KP dives around at mid-off

31.2

Panesar to Laxman, OUT, caught and bowled, and a moment of uncertainty! Laxman just chips one back to Panesar's right, who plucks the hard-hit drive and then looks on as if he can't believe it, and neither can Laxman, it wasn't a terrific catch or anything, it was just about a moment of silence before anyone realised what had happened .. anyway, Laxman has to go and Panesar celebrates

VVS Laxman c & b Panesar 24 (81m 60b 3x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

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   MS Panesar 5-1-16-1
33.1

Panesar to Dhoni, no run, tossed up wide, Dhoni reaches for it and drives to extra cover

33.2

Panesar to Dhoni, no run, tossed up and Dhoni defends to the off side patiently

33.3

Panesar to Dhoni, no run, and again, he is made to reach forward and drive to the fielders

33.4

Panesar to Dhoni, no run, tossed up teasingly and he drives to one of three men in the covers

33.5

Panesar to Dhoni, no run, short and wide and he opts to leave it be for Prior

33.6

Panesar to Dhoni, no run, lovely bowling, landing it on a length and he defends

India 103/5   MS Panesar 6-2-16-1
35.1

Panesar to Dhoni, 5 runs, tossed up outside off, Dhoni pushes the ball towards cover, where Swann collects and fires a throw back towards Monty, who doesn't cover up and so thats five runs

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   MS Panesar 7-2-21-1
37.1

Panesar to Dhoni, FOUR, gets a full delivery and drives it back past mid-on for four

37.2

Panesar to Dhoni, no run, tossed up on a length and he defends it to the off side

37.3

Panesar to Dhoni, no run, tossed up, defended

37.4

Panesar to Dhoni, 1 run, uses his feet and on-drives towards midwicket

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   MS Panesar 8-2-30-1
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   MS Panesar 9-3-30-1
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

47.4

Panesar to Dhoni, 2 runs, gets room and reaches forward to drive nicely through extra cover

47.5

Panesar to Dhoni, no run, too straight and he shuffles to turn the ball square

47.6

Panesar to Dhoni, no run, a much better length and he pats it watchfully back to Monty

India 163/6   MS Panesar 10-3-33-1
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

49.5

Panesar to Dhoni, 2 runs, firmly struck by Dhoni, cracking a short ball off the back foot and picking the gap wide of Cook at point for a couple more to the total

49.6

Panesar to Dhoni, 1 run, slow loopy delivery on leg stump is nudged fine for a quick single

India 172/6   MS Panesar 11-3-37-1
51.1

Panesar to Dhoni, 1 run, sharp bounce, tossed up generously, Dhoni pushes at it and the inside edge flies oh so close to Bell under the helmet at forward short leg, dropping tantalizingly in front of his fingers and then rolling through his legs

51.2

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

51.3

Panesar to Dhoni, 1 leg bye, more turn and bounce, wrong line though and Dhoni nudges fine

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   MS Panesar 12-3-43-1
53.1

Panesar to Dhoni, no run, tossed up on leg stump and Dhoni defends to the off

53.2

Panesar to Dhoni, no run, pitches outside leg and he shoulders arms, padding it off

53.3

Panesar to Dhoni, no run, goes back to pull a short ball but inside edges onto his boot

53.4

Panesar to Dhoni, 1 run, goes back and across and tickles one off his pads to fine leg

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   MS Panesar 13-3-48-1
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

56.5

Panesar to Dhoni, no run, tossed up and he defends it back

56.6

Panesar to Dhoni, no run, too short but Dhoni fails to beat the off side with his cut

India 193/6   MS Panesar 14-3-49-1
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

58.3

Panesar to Dhoni, 2 runs, quicker delivery, Dhoni punches sweetly through cover for two

58.4

Panesar to Dhoni, no run, 96ks, a bit too flat and Dhoni pushes the ball to point

58.5

Panesar to Dhoni, 3 runs, skips out and collects on the full to clip out to deep midwicket, he and Harbhajan run hard but Dhoni looks to be in trouble because he pulls up and hobbles, looks like he sort of slipped while turning back for the second run, yeah he looks in pain

58.6

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

India 208/6   MS Panesar 15-3-55-1
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

60.2

Panesar to Khan, no run, oh thats a superb shout for lbw! Zaheer comes forward to defend a quicker arm ball, it raps him flush on the front pad and they all ask the question but Billy Bowden shakes his head .. tell you what, thats a good shout!

60.3

Panesar to Khan, no run, tossed up again and he comes forward to defend

60.4

Panesar to Khan, no run, tossed up, defended

60.5

Panesar to Khan, no run, tossed up, defended

60.6

Panesar to Khan, no run, comes forward and defends to complete a wicket-maiden

India 212/7   MS Panesar 16-4-55-2
62.1

Panesar to Dhoni, no run, tossed up outside off stump and Dhoni defends it back

62.2

Panesar to Dhoni, 1 run, thats flat and short and cut out to deep point for a single

62.3

Panesar to Khan, no run, lovely dip on that one and Zaheer blocks it to silly point

62.4

Panesar to Khan, no run, pitches on off stump and Zaheer comes forward again

62.5

Panesar to Khan, no run, much slower at 78ks, short too and he defends going back

62.6

Panesar to Khan, no run, slides down leg stump, balloons off the pad to short leg

India 216/7   MS Panesar 17-4-56-2
64.1

Panesar to Dhoni, OUT, and now Dhoni goes! Panesar strikes again as the Indian captain dances down the pitch and slogs the ball straight down Pietersen's throat at deep mid-off, the wheels are indeed falling off this one and England are loving it

MS Dhoni c Pietersen b Panesar 53 (162m 82b 5x4 0x6) SR: 64.63

64.2

Panesar to Mishra, FOUR, thats the way to hit em, skips, says Mishra, who uses his feet well and clubs that one over mid-on for a boundary

64.3

Panesar to Mishra, no run, pitches on the stumps and turns away, Mishra goes back to defend, the ball takes something and flies to first slip and England all jump up in appeal but there's no reaction from the umpire

64.4

Panesar to Mishra, 1 run, slides down the pads and he paddles it down to fine leg for a single

64.5

Panesar to Sharma, no run, tossed up and defended

64.6

Panesar to Sharma, no run, quicker ball, he goes back and defends to slip

India 224/9   MS Panesar 18-4-61-3
66.1

Panesar to Sharma, 2 runs, tossed up and he drives down to KP at mid-off, who's deep

66.2

Panesar to Sharma, no run, tossed up wide and he stretches forward to drive to cover

66.3

Panesar to Sharma, no run, short outside off stump, Ishant gets across and leaves it be

66.4

Panesar to Sharma, 2 runs, arm ball, Ishant walks across and picks it, turning it square

66.5

Panesar to Sharma, no run, tossed up wide, well judged by Ishant, who shoulders arms

66.6

Panesar to Sharma, no run, nice drive, except silly point cops it on the boot

India 234/9   MS Panesar 19-4-65-3
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