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  | Overs 101-150

8.1

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, lands on a length, no turn, and Strauss defends off the front foot

8.2

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, 2 runs, lands outside leg stump and Strauss tickles it down to fine leg

8.3

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, quicker ball, 94ks, Strauss defends wide of slip

8.4

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, 1 run, ah, there's some air on the ball, except its outside leg stump again and Strauss coolly turns off his pads for a single wide of forward short leg

8.5

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, 1 run, 86ks, wrong line, outside leg and worked away for a single

8.6

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, tossed up on middle and off and he defends it back

England 18/0   Harbhajan Singh 1-0-4-0

10.1

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, tossed up just outside off stump, turns away and Strauss leaves

10.2

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, slows his pace, gives it air, lands it on middle and off, Strauss defends

10.3

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, quicker and flatter outside leg stump, Strauss gets into a tangle, shaping to pad it away and then awkwardly almost kicking it away off the inner thigh

10.4

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, a shout, but not out as this one pitches outside leg stump before hitting Strauss o the pads as he kneels down and misses out on the attempted sweep

10.5

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, tossed up and he comes forward to keep this one out

10.6

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, tosses it up on a good length, getting Strauss forward on the defensive

England 22/0   Harbhajan Singh 2-1-4-0

12.1

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, tossed up on leg stump, Cook strides forward, defends to short leg

12.2

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, now some turn, but its pitched outside off so Cook can leave

12.3

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, 96ks, middle and leg, Cook hesitantly defends to short leg

12.4

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, tossed up on middle and leg, and Cook smothers the spin

12.5

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, 1 run, slower ball, outside leg, Cook unfurls the sweep, bisecting two men

12.6

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, quicker one, pushing Strauss back on the crease, defending

England 26/0   Harbhajan Singh 3-1-5-0

14.1

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, FOUR, tossed up, Cook sees width and smears it through cover and point, a very hard shot as Harbhajan invites the shot ... what did Cook have during the drinks break, he's simply motoring along

14.2

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, tossed up, slower delivery, this time Cook has to defend

14.3

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, yup, normal service restored .. Cook comes forward and defends

14.4

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, quicker ball, 94ks, leg stump, Cook defends to short leg

14.5

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, flatter trajectory, and a tad shorter, Cook defends off his pads

14.6

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, 1 run, slower, much wider outside leg stump and Cook retains hold of the strike with a booming sweep between forward short leg and leg slip

England 34/0   Harbhajan Singh 4-1-10-0

16.1

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, tossed up on off stump and Cook defends it back

16.2

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, quicker delivery, middle and off, watchfully defended

16.3

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, slides onto middle and leg, Cook plays it straight to midwicket

16.4

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, slower ball, tossed up wider, and Cook reaches out to play to point

16.5

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, 87ks, middle and off, Cook gets well forward to defend

16.6

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, good length there, quicker ball too, draws another defence from Cook

England 39/0   Harbhajan Singh 5-2-10-0

27.1

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, tossed up on off stump and defended back to the bowler

27.2

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, short, Strauss cuts hard but to Yuvraj at backward point

27.3

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, flatter, on middle and off, Strauss gets back and defends

27.4

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, another confident leave to one fizzed up just outside off stump

27.5

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, FOUR, too short and confidently punched between cover and point

27.6

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, 1 run, tossed up on middle stump, down he goes, sweeping through square

England 68/0   Harbhajan Singh 6-2-15-0

29.1

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, 1 run, gets across as the ball is bowled and paddles it from outside off stump and down to the sweeper coming in from deep fine leg, he plays that shot well, does Cook

29.2

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, tossed up on a length, turns away and Strauss leaves it

29.3

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, FOUR, gets more room and connects well on the cut, placing the ball wide of Yuvraj at backward point and Strauss too is coming along nicely after the lunch break

29.4

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, tossed up straighter and he plays it to the close-in fielder

29.5

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, FOUR, aha, thats nice from Strauss, Harbhajan drops fractionally short and though its not that wide Strauss gets on top of it and flashes a cut wide of gully again

29.6

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, quicker ball, gets Strauss onto the back foot, defending

England 83/0   Harbhajan Singh 7-2-24-0

31.1

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, flatter trajectory, Cook gets back and across and defends

31.2

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, 1 run, just a little too straight and Cook paddles it around the corner for one

31.3

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, quicker, shorter, Strauss again gets back and across to defend

31.4

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, 1 run, spins into Strauss from outside leg, he neatly tucks it off the pads

31.5

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, 1 run, 91ks, full on leg stump, turned to the midwicket fielder

31.6

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, turns away from Strauss off a short length, cut hard to gully

England 89/0   Harbhajan Singh 8-2-27-0

33.1

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, flighted up on off stump and he watchfully pats it back

33.2

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, turns in from leg stump, slower one too, Strauss edges to point

33.3

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, an off-key delivery, fired in quite wide of off stump

33.4

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, 1 run, there's his fifty, shuffles across and turns one wide of forward short leg, an impressive innings from Strauss but he has much more to do

33.5

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, 1 run, Cook too shuffles and gets a single, tucked around the corner

33.6

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, tossed up, he gets forward to defend with consummate ease

England 97/0   Harbhajan Singh 9-2-29-0

35.1

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, flighted on middle and leg, Strauss defends to short leg

35.2

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, quicker ball, 90ks, Strauss defends from leg stump

35.3

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, slower ball, 87ks, outside leg, Strauss misses sweeping

35.4

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, tossed up on leg stump, he shuffles and turns it past short leg

35.5

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, fired up outside off stump and now he decides to leave

35.6

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, 1 run, short outside leg stump, he rocks back and mistimes the pull, its into the gap behind square leg, Laxman from leg slip chases after it

England 106/0   Harbhajan Singh 10-2-30-0

37.1

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, tossed up and he defends it to the short leg fielder

37.2

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, FOUR, short, wide, turning away, Strauss smashes the cut superbly

37.3

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, pushes it through at 95ks and now he opts to leave it be

37.4

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, 1 run, tossed up on leg stump, Strauss turns it to midwicket

37.5

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, tossed up on middle and off, Cook gets forward to block

37.6

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, spins away from Cook, bouncing too, and he leaves it be

England 116/0   Harbhajan Singh 11-2-35-0

39.1

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, ah, beaten by the turn! Harbhajan skims one past Strauss' bat, he pushes forward and the ball goes on, with some decent carry too

39.2

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, 1 run, shuffles across the sticks and drives towards midwicket

39.3

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, tossed up, extra bit of bounce, Cook defends to the off side

39.4

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, gets him coming forward again, this is the right line to bowl

39.5

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, 91ks, teasing line and length, Cook defends to point

39.6

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, OUT, and Cook loses his composure in what has been a top over! Harbhajan is rewarded for a nagging few deliveries, he takes pace off the ball and tosses it up, Cook fetches it from outside off stump with a mess of an attempted slog sweep, the ball skies up into the air and Zaheer settles under it at mid-on ... Cook was batting really well until that brain freeze

AN Cook c Khan b Harbhajan Singh 52 (172m 116b 5x4 0x6) SR: 44.82

England 118/1   Harbhajan Singh 12-2-36-1

41.1

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

41.2

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, 1 run, tossed up on a length, which Strauss likes, getting back to punch it through the covers, he's been strong in that area today

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   Harbhajan Singh 13-2-40-1

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

43.2

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, turns and bounces past Strauss' bat as he pushes feebly, his feet were not going forward that time and he just sort of held the bat out there

43.3

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, uses his feet and clips the ball straight to midwicket

43.4

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, FOUR, he likes that shot, does Strauss, and pulls it off effectively as well, getting down and sweeping against the turn, pinging the deep midwicket boundary

43.5

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, quicker ball, almost expectedly, which Strauss patiently defends

43.6

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, tossed up gently, turns in from middle and leg, he defends

England 133/1   Harbhajan Singh 14-2-45-1

45.1

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, tossed up, he reaches out and drives with the turn to cover

45.2

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, 1 run, and again, plays with the turn and drives a single

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

45.6

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, tossed up, Strauss drives almost inside-out into the covers

England 139/1   Harbhajan Singh 15-2-47-1

47.1

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, 2 runs, short and wide, Strauss gets over it and cuts to deep cover

47.2

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, slower, with some air, Strauss comes forward and defends

47.3

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, opens the face to steer it fine, but Dravid dives and intercepts

47.4

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, slows the pace further, smartly, and Strauss has to defend

47.5

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, 1 run, fuller outside off stump and Strauss sweeps to deep midwicket

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   Harbhajan Singh 16-2-50-1

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

49.5

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, a tad too short, Strauss cuts but cannot beat a short square point

49.6

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, an uppish drive to short cover, Strauss not to the pitch there

England 143/1   Harbhajan Singh 17-2-51-1

51.1

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, 1 run, tossed up outside leg stump, he sweeps to square leg

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

51.3

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, Strauss goes sweeping and misses as that one spits and bounces, thats excellently taken by Dhoni, for the ball fairly kicked up towards his nose

51.4

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, 1 run, short and wide and cut away to raise England's 150

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   Harbhajan Singh 18-2-54-1

53.1

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, fired from around the stumps, well wide of off stump

53.2

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, 1 run, too short again, Strauss drives it towards cover-point for one

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

53.5

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, 1 run, collects this from well outside off and sweeps to midwicket

53.6

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

England 154/1   Harbhajan Singh 19-2-57-1

72.1

Harbhajan Singh to Collingwood, no run, tossed up slowly outside off, Collingwood defends to the off

72.2

Harbhajan Singh to Collingwood, OUT, oh he's given him, has Billy! Harbhajan tosses it up, slowing down the pace, the ball pitches and takes nothing but pad en route to Gambhir at short leg, they ask the question and Bowden raises the crooked finger ... replays show Collingwood got his bat nowhere near the ball, so a harsh call you have to say, and a very lucky wicket for India and Harbhajan

PD Collingwood c Gambhir b Harbhajan Singh 9 (33m 26b 1x4 0x6) SR: 34.61

72.3

Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, no run, quicker ball, 90ks, Flintoff strides forward and defends

72.4

Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, no run, shorter ball, Flintoff gets back and defends to silly point

72.5

Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, 1 run, slows the pace, tossed it up on leg stump, Flintoff defends and gets an inside edge wide of Gambhir at forward short leg to get off the mark

72.6

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, tossed up wide and Strauss leaves it be.

England 196/4   Harbhajan Singh 20-2-58-2

74.1

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, tossed up on a length and Strauss defends off the back foot

74.2

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, 1 run, short, wide, and cut away into the covers for a single

74.3

Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, 1 run, gets across his stumps and tickles it past short fine leg

74.4

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, 1 run, tossed up full outside off stump and he sweeps it fine for one

74.5

Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, 1 run, tossed up on a length, turns in, Flintoff steals a single again

74.6

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, sharp turn past the outer edge of the bat, as Strauss pushes at it, Dhoni collects and gets all excited, not sure for what, there was no bat on that one

England 204/4   Harbhajan Singh 21-2-62-2

76.1

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, turns away from Strauss, who withdraws the bat in time

76.2

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, 1 run, pitches on leg, Strauss shuffles and turns it to square leg

76.3

Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, no run, tossed up on a length, he comes forward and defends

76.4

Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, no run, gets forward and reaches for it, pushing towards cover

76.5

Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, no run, tossed up on a length and Flintoff pats it back to Harbhajan

76.6

Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, no run, tossed up and he defends it to short leg this time

England 205/4   Harbhajan Singh 22-2-63-2

78.1

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, 1 run, flat on leg stump and another easy single to deep square leg

78.2

Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, no run, this one is on middle and leg and plays it to short leg

78.3

Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, no run, teasingly tossed up, Flintoff turns it to Gambhir at short leg

78.4

Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, no run, fuller, a tad quicker too, some turn, Flintoff defends to short leg

78.5

Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, no run, lovely length that, getting Flintoff forward and defending again

78.6

Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, no run, end of a tidy over, Flintoff gets well in to keep the last ball out

England 209/4   Harbhajan Singh 23-2-64-2

80.1

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, tossed up wide, Strauss gets back and leaves it alone

80.2

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, fuller and flatter and he defends it back to Harbhajan

80.3

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, a bit too short but he can't time it through the off side

80.4

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, tossed up on off stump, some turn, Strauss gets back and defends

80.5

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, that one is outside off stump and he watches it go past

80.6

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, 1 run, gets across and chops a wider delivery towards cover-point

England 213/4   Harbhajan Singh 24-2-65-2

82.1

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, slow delivery on leg stump, Strauss patiently defends

82.2

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, quicker, 94js, wide and Strauss leaves it for Dhoni

82.3

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, even quicker, 96.5ks, Strauss gets in line and defends

82.4

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, 1 run, wrong line, pitches outside leg stump and another easy tickle

82.5

Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, no run, tossed up on middle and off and Flintoff defends it back

82.6

Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, no run, tossed up on a length, no turn, and a brave leave from Flintoff

England 217/4   Harbhajan Singh 25-2-66-2

84.1

Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, no run, tossed up on middle and off, Flintoff gets forward and defends

84.2

Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, no run, slips down leg stump, well taken by Dhoni

84.3

Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, no run, fuller and flatter and he defends it to the off side

84.4

Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, no run, tossed up and defended back to Harbhajan again

84.5

Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, 1 run, straighter delivery, Flintoff shuffles and turns it to midwicket

84.6

Harbhajan Singh to Anderson, no run, sharp turn and bounce as Anderson lunges forward to defend, somehow he manages to remove the bottom hand off the bat

England 222/5   Harbhajan Singh 26-2-67-2

105.1

Harbhajan Singh to Anderson, no run, tosses it up on middle and leg and Anderson defends

105.2

Harbhajan Singh to Anderson, 1 run, too short, it sits up but Anderson whacks it through midwicket

105.3

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, FOUR, top shot, Prior slog-sweeping this one hard over midwicket

105.4

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, no run, slows the pace, holds back the length, and Prior defends

105.5

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, 1 run, slow and turning down leg stump, Prior brushes it past short leg

105.6

Harbhajan Singh to Anderson, no run, turns from middle and off and Anderson opens the face to slip

England 260/6   Harbhajan Singh 27-2-73-2

107.1

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, no run, tossed up on a length and Prior stretches well forward to defend

107.2

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, no run, flatter, shorter, Prior shuffles and defends to leg gully

107.3

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, 2 runs, slower delivery down Prior's pads, he brushes it wide of Laxman

107.4

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, no run, short again, turning in from outside off, Prior deflects it to Laxman

107.5

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, no run, plays another short ball off his pads, Laxman dives and saves runs

107.6

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, no run, tosses it up slowly, Prior goes back and defends it to Gambhir

England 263/6   Harbhajan Singh 28-2-75-2

109.1

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, no run, full on leg stump and Prior clips it to midwicket

109.2

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, no run, tossed up outside leg, turns in and Prior goes back and across

109.3

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, 1 run, too full and wide so Prior sweeps out to deep backward square

109.4

Harbhajan Singh to Anderson, FOUR, too short and Anderson slaps the quicker ball between cover and point for four, that is a shot of a man gaining in confidence

109.5

Harbhajan Singh to Anderson, no run, smartly slows the pace and tosses it up, Anderson plays another slog sweep but misses completely, Dhoni collects, Harbhajan stares

109.6

Harbhajan Singh to Anderson, no run, tossed up gently on a off and Anderson comfortably defends

England 270/6   Harbhajan Singh 29-2-80-2

111.1

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, no run, quicker delivery on middle and leg, clipped to midwicket

111.2

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, 1 run, comes out and clips a tossed up delivery to midwicket

111.3

Harbhajan Singh to Swann, 1 run, and he's off the mark first ball, shuffling and nudging one sliding down leg stump between leg gully and forward short leg

111.4

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, no run, shorter one and Prior goes back and across to defend

111.5

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, 1 run, loose shot from Prior, dancing down and miscuing an attempted aerial on-drive over midwicket and wide of Ishant, running across from wide mid-on

111.6

Harbhajan Singh to Swann, no run, slower one tossed up and Swann stretches forward to defend

England 275/7   Harbhajan Singh 30-2-83-2

113.1

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, 1 run, pitches short and turns down leg stump, tucked off the hips down through a diving Laxman at leg gully

113.2

Harbhajan Singh to Swann, no run, a poor attempt at a reverse sweep, no contact whatsoever

113.3

Harbhajan Singh to Swann, no run, slows the pace and gives it plenty of flight, Swann drives off the front foot and gets a big inside edge back onto pad, which balloons up and wide of silly point

113.4

Harbhajan Singh to Swann, OUT, well hello, thats fairly ripped up! Harbhajan holds back the length and gets this nasty one to turn and bounce up off a crack to flummox Swann, who can do nothing about that except fend it off his chest and edge to Dravid at slip, who makes no mistake this time

GP Swann c Dravid b Harbhajan Singh 1 (11m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

113.5

Harbhajan Singh to Harmison, no run, tossed up, this too sits up but Harmison gets right over it

113.6

Harbhajan Singh to Harmison, no run, slower ball, looped up, Harmison plays it off the pads

England 277/8   Harbhajan Singh 31-2-84-3

115.1

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, no run, tossed up and he gets well forward to defend this one

115.2

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, no run, slower, sliding down leg, brushed off the pads to short leg

115.3

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, no run, quicker one, gets forward and defends again

115.4

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, no run, slows it up this time, on middle and leg, and Prior defends

115.5

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, no run, shorter, flatter, Prior walks across and dabs it towards point

115.6

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, 1 run, and they get it with ease, Prior smartly making room to gently nudge a short ball into the opening at cover to keep hold of the strike

England 281/8   Harbhajan Singh 32-2-85-3

117.1

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, no run, sharp turn down leg stump, Prior pushes it to Laxman

117.2

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, no run, slower, just 83ks, played to forward short leg

117.3

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, 1 run, turns and bounces again, he covers it well, opening the face and steering it wide of point, Harbhajan yells at Sehwag to keep them to one to Harmison will face

117.4

Harbhajan Singh to Harmison, no run, tossed up invitingly and he smothers the spin

117.5

Harbhajan Singh to Harmison, 1 run, gets a single, defending while forward, running it past slip

117.6

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, 1 run, but he gets it coolly, shuffling and tucking one off the pads

England 291/8   Harbhajan Singh 33-2-88-3

119.1

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, no run, tossed up on leg, and he starts the session by defending

119.2

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, no run, slower and a bit flatter and Prior comes well forward

119.3

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, 1 run, now he starts paddling with the turn, bobbing it up in the air over square leg, landing safely in the deep and Tendulkar runs across from fine leg to field

119.4

Harbhajan Singh to Harmison, no run, thrusts forward and defends, the ball balloons up off pad

119.5

Harbhajan Singh to Harmison, 2 leg byes, this one also balloons up after the big man defends, more cries of catch it but this one's come off Harmison's pads and evades Laxman at leg slip

119.6

Harbhajan Singh to Harmison, no run, flat on middle and leg and he strides forward to defend

England 297/8   Harbhajan Singh 34-2-89-3

121.1

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, 1 run, pitches on leg and spins, Prior turns it past short leg

121.2

Harbhajan Singh to Harmison, no run, flat from around the stumps, Harmison defends to silly point

121.3

Harbhajan Singh to Harmison, no run, bit of flight, looks to be a topspinner, which Harmison picks

121.4

Harbhajan Singh to Harmison, no run, covers the line with a big stride and keeps it out again

121.5

Harbhajan Singh to Harmison, no run, comes well forward, opens the face and defends to the off

121.6

Harbhajan Singh to Harmison, no run, turns, takes the pad and bobs up to Gambhir at short leg

England 303/8   Harbhajan Singh 35-2-90-3

123.1

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, 1 run, moves to 48 with another easy single off the hips

123.2

Harbhajan Singh to Panesar, no run, tossed up, 91ks, Monty blocks it out to short leg

123.3

Harbhajan Singh to Panesar, no run, slower, much wider, turns and Monty leaves it be for Dhoni

123.4

Harbhajan Singh to Panesar, no run, flatter trajectory, middle and off, and he defends rather well

123.5

Harbhajan Singh to Panesar, no run, a ripper, turning and bouncing past Monty's forward prod

123.6

Harbhajan Singh to Panesar, no run, thrusts his front pad out and shoulders arms as it turns by

England 305/9   Harbhajan Singh 36-2-91-3

125.1

Harbhajan Singh to Panesar, 1 run, shortish ball and Monty gets across to nicely dab a single to point

125.2

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, 1 run, well played Prior, raising fifty with a customary shuffle and clip off the pads as Harbhajan again slides one down leg stump, a crucial innings on comeback

125.3

Harbhajan Singh to Panesar, no run, quicker ball, middle and off, well defended by Monty

125.4

Harbhajan Singh to Panesar, no run, bounces as it spins across Monty, who drops the hands in time

125.5

Harbhajan Singh to Panesar, no run, short and this time he pushes it off the back foot to cover

125.6

Harbhajan Singh to Panesar, no run, no turn, pitches outside leg and clips the pad to leg slip

England 309/9   Harbhajan Singh 37-2-93-3

127.1

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, 1 run, too short and Prior rocks back, cutting a single to deep point

127.2

Harbhajan Singh to Panesar, no run, quicker one pushed through, there's turn and bounce to catch Monty going back on his crease, the ball strikes his back leg as it bounces, Harbhajan sets off in appeal but Daryl Harper is not convinced because though the ball pitched in line it turned and bounced alot

127.3

Harbhajan Singh to Panesar, 2 runs, short this time, Monty opens the face and dabs two through cover

127.4

Harbhajan Singh to Panesar, no run, picks the topspinner and presents a straight back in defence

127.5

Harbhajan Singh to Panesar, no run, gives it a bit of air and Monty defends very well again

127.6

Harbhajan Singh to Panesar, no run, pushes him on the back foot and he keeps this out too

England 315/9   Harbhajan Singh 38-2-96-3
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150
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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