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
0.1

Harmison to Gambhir, no run, and he starts off wide down leg stump and Prior collects

0.2

Harmison to Gambhir, no run, thats on the money and Gambhir plays it straight back

0.3

Harmison to Gambhir, 1 run, on the pads and Gambhir flicks it down to fine leg for one

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

0.6

Harmison to Gambhir, no run, short of a length outside off stump and Gambhir shoulders arms

India 2/0   SJ Harmison 1-0-2-0
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   SJ Harmison 2-0-6-0
4.1

Harmison to Gambhir, no run, 139ks, lands on middle and leg and he pushes it back

4.2

Harmison to Gambhir, no run, back of a good length and angling across and he leaves

4.3

Harmison to Gambhir, no run, pitches on leg stump, straightens, and he defends it back

4.4

Harmison to Gambhir, no run, 137ks, short of a length and he again shoulders arms

4.5

Harmison to Gambhir, no run, shortish on off stump, Gambhir squeezes it to backward point

4.6

Harmison to Gambhir, no run, leaves another one pitching and going across him

India 12/0   SJ Harmison 3-1-6-0
6.1

Harmison to Gambhir, no run, they are trying to cramp the batsmen for room. This one is on a length and homing in towards the off stump, Gambhir taps it gently to the off side

6.2

Harmison to Gambhir, 2 runs, bit of width on offer this time and Gambhir eases it through covers for couple of runs.

6.3

Harmison to Gambhir, no run, slips down leg side, Gambhir misses the flick and Prior appeals for a catch behind decision. No nick. And Harmison has pulled up in pain. Right knee seems to be the problem area. He winced as he let the ball

6.4

Harmison to Gambhir, 1 run, 134.8 kmph gentle stuff on the middle and leg, tucked towards midwicket for a single. Harmison is still mumbling as he walks back to the crease. Still in pain.

6.5

Harmison to Dravid, no run, around 136 kmph delivery, full and just outside off stump, Dravid takes a big stride out to defend in front of him

6.6

Harmison to Dravid, no run, beaten outside off. It was a length delivery that held its line and Dravid had a stab at it before withdrawing his bat away.

India 19/1   SJ Harmison 4-1-9-0
18.1

Harmison to Tendulkar, no run, hello there? Tendulkar loses sight of a shortish delivery and ducks into it, the ball was not a bouncer by any means and thuds into his left shoulder, Tendulkar was down on his knees almost, a la the controversial time McGrath had him lbw in Australia, this time there is no appeal from England, rightly so

18.2

Harmison to Tendulkar, 1 run, tucks this one off the pads for a single towards square leg

18.3

Harmison to Laxman, no run, bangs it in short and Laxman gets low to allow it sail past

18.4

Harmison to Laxman, no run, thats a very well-directed short ball to go with a good leave from Laxman, as Harmison slides a bouncer back in and the batsman drops the hand and arches back

18.5

Harmison to Laxman, 1 run, misfield from Anderson at cover allows a single, Harmison drops short again and Laxman punches off the back foot, the fielder takes his eyes off it and allows the ball sneak through his legs

18.6

Harmison to Tendulkar, no run, overpitched on the stumps and Tendulkar clips to midwicket

India 58/3   SJ Harmison 5-1-11-0
20.1

Harmison to Tendulkar, no run, a bouncer down leg stump, Prior does the collecting

20.2

Harmison to Tendulkar, 1 run, short again into the body and Tendulkar tickles it to square leg

20.3

Harmison to Laxman, no run, 136ks, another accurate bouncer brings Laxman to sway low

20.4

Harmison to Laxman, no run, 140ks, slants down leg, Laxman mistimes it, bobs to short leg

20.5

Harmison to Laxman, no run, gets room outside off stump but fails to pierce the off side with a firm slap off the back foot, the ball goes to Collingwood at point on the awkward bounce

20.6

Harmison to Laxman, no run, and again Harmison offers width and Laxman cuts to Collingwood

India 63/3   SJ Harmison 6-1-12-0
22.1

Harmison to Tendulkar, no run, drifts down leg stump, Tendulkar leaves, Prior collects

22.2

Harmison to Tendulkar, no run, pitches outside off and now Tendulkar shoulder arms

22.3

Harmison to Tendulkar, FOUR, thumped through the off side, given some room and he transfers the weight to crack it smack through point for a boundary

22.4

Harmison to Tendulkar, FOUR, four more, this time a fortuitous thick outside edge as Tendulkar gets another chance to free the arms, this one's flying away through gully and the slips

22.5

Harmison to Tendulkar, no run, a much better length and Tendulkar presses it off the front foot

22.6

Harmison to Tendulkar, 1 run, effortless shot, walking across his stumps to clip out to the deep

India 75/3   SJ Harmison 7-1-21-0
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

43.3

Harmison to Harbhajan Singh, 4 leg byes, full and wide down leg stump and it beats a diving Prior

43.4

Harmison to Harbhajan Singh, FOUR, good little shot down the ground, getting forward and playing a fullish ball with a darn straight bat, it beats mid-off and speeds away to the boundary

43.5

Harmison to Harbhajan Singh, no run, shorter and squirted to a tumbling Cook at point off an edge

43.6

Harmison to Harbhajan Singh, FOUR, pushes at wide one and evades Cook this time, ball races away

India 149/6   SJ Harmison 8-1-29-1
52.1

Harmison to Dhoni, 1 bye, sloppy from bowler and wicketkeeper, Harmison bowls it full and wide down the leg side, Dhoni cannot reach it but Prior fumbles the diving take and allows runs

52.2

Harmison to Harbhajan Singh, no run, walks down the track, Harmison bowls it short down the leg stump and this time Prior dives and collects it well

52.3

Harmison to Harbhajan Singh, no run, a big appeal for one down the leg side, Harmison strays and Harbhajan shuffles to try and lap it fine, there's a massive noise and Prior tumbles and takes it, they all go up in appeal but Bowden walks to Harper at square leg to consult, they reckon it was off the thigh pad, as replays later indicate

52.4

Harmison to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, too straight and he gets a single, nudged away to the spaces

52.5

Harmison to Dhoni, no run, stretches well forward and pushes the ball to cover

52.6

Harmison to Dhoni, 1 run, too full and he flicks across the line to Bell at deep midwicket

India 184/6   SJ Harmison 9-1-31-1
54.1

Harmison to Dhoni, no run, short and down leg stump, still he struggles for his line

54.2

Harmison to Dhoni, 1 run, too straight and it allows Dhoni to nudge the ball to midwicket

54.3

Harmison to Harbhajan Singh, no run, short down the body, he awkwardly tries to leave and the ball clips his arm guard, bobbing up towards the on side where Prior runs around

54.4

Harmison to Harbhajan Singh, no run, short down leg stump, he goes to pull and cannot connect

54.5

Harmison to Harbhajan Singh, no run, short on the off side this time and he gets tall to defend to cover

54.6

Harmison to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, shuffles across and turns a short ball to midwicket, so there's a clear plan to Harbhajan but so far he's playing Harmison and the short stuff well

India 191/6   SJ Harmison 10-1-33-1
57.1

Harmison to Harbhajan Singh, FOUR, ah, edged flat over the slips for four! Harbhajan sees room and flays the bat at it, getting a thick outside edge over the cordon

57.2

Harmison to Harbhajan Singh, no run, much straighter and now Harbhajan defends it back

57.3

Harmison to Harbhajan Singh, FOUR, shot! Harbhajan puts 200 on the board with a shot that even Dravid cannot pull off these days, just transfers the weight and smacks a length ball superbly between point and cover and admires the shot, which was one a top-order batsman would be proud of

57.4

Harmison to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, overpitched on the pads now and he clips a single to the deep

57.5

Harmison to Dhoni, no run, pitches on a length and Dhoni plays it back to Harmison

57.6

Harmison to Dhoni, no run, too straight and Dhoni turns the ball towards midwicket

India 202/6   SJ Harmison 11-1-42-1
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