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

54.1

Yuvraj Singh to Strauss, no run, some turn immediately, beating the outer edge of Strauss' bat

54.2

Yuvraj Singh to Strauss, no run, and again! Strauss comes forward and feels for it weakly, the ball turns past the outer edge and Dhoni is very excited ... there was no contact though

54.3

Yuvraj Singh to Strauss, 1 run, thats a long hop, smashed off the back foot out to deep cover

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   Yuvraj Singh 1-0-1-0

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

56.6

Yuvraj Singh to Strauss, no run, draws an edge with one that turns across Strauss, but it doesn't carry to Dravid at first slip

England 164/1   Yuvraj Singh 2-0-2-0

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

58.5

Yuvraj Singh to Strauss, no run, a tad short, Strauss gets back and pushes the ball to cover

58.6

Yuvraj Singh to Strauss, FOUR, transfers the weight and punches this one through cover for four

England 170/2   Yuvraj Singh 3-0-7-0

60.1

Yuvraj Singh to Strauss, 1 run, too short and Strauss moves to 98 with a cut to deep point

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   Yuvraj Singh 4-0-10-0

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   Yuvraj Singh 5-1-10-0

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   Yuvraj Singh 6-2-10-0

66.1

Yuvraj Singh to Strauss, no run, stays low as it turns away from Strauss, he turns it to short leg

66.2

Yuvraj Singh to Strauss, no run, short and wide, Strauss frees the arms but gets beaten

66.3

Yuvraj Singh to Strauss, 1 run, there's his preferred sweep, collected from outside off stump

66.4

Yuvraj Singh to Collingwood, no run, tossed up from back around the stumps, Collingwood blocks

66.5

Yuvraj Singh to Collingwood, no run, wide of off stump, no turn, and Collingwood leaves it be

66.6

Yuvraj Singh to Collingwood, 2 runs, gets across and picks this one off his pads to deep square leg

England 187/3   Yuvraj Singh 7-2-13-0

68.1

Yuvraj Singh to Strauss, 1 run, tossed up on middle stump and turned towards midwicket

68.2

Yuvraj Singh to Collingwood, no run, tossed up and he pushes the ball to the close-in fielders

68.3

Yuvraj Singh to Collingwood, no run, comes forward and plays it watchfully again

68.4

Yuvraj Singh to Collingwood, no run, turns in and he shuffles to play the ball to midwicket

68.5

Yuvraj Singh to Collingwood, no run, a loud appeal from Yuvraj as Collingwood gets a long way forward and gets hit outside the line of impact, Collingwood made sure to get across and forward too

68.6

Yuvraj Singh to Collingwood, no run, another frustrated shout from Yuvraj as Collingwood is late on the shot, this one was a tighter shout though the batsman did get a ways forward, and the ball didn't turn after pitching outside off

England 189/3   Yuvraj Singh 8-2-14-0

70.1

Yuvraj Singh to Strauss, no run, tossed up on off stump, Strauss plants forward and defends

70.2

Yuvraj Singh to Strauss, 1 run, gets room and steers the short ball through backward point

70.3

Yuvraj Singh to Collingwood, no run, tossed up, Collingwood gets forward and defends to point

70.4

Yuvraj Singh to Collingwood, no run, slows the pace further, drifting it into Collingwood, who defends

70.5

Yuvraj Singh to Collingwood, no run, pads this one way from well wide of off stump, Dhoni appeals!

70.6

Yuvraj Singh to Collingwood, 1 run, onto the front foot, pushing a single into the covers

England 194/3   Yuvraj Singh 9-2-16-0

77.1

Yuvraj Singh to Strauss, 1 run, short and wide and Strauss cuts another single to deep cover-point

77.2

Yuvraj Singh to Flintoff, no run, comes a long way forward - all 6 ft 4 in of him - and pats it back

77.3

Yuvraj Singh to Flintoff, no run, comes forward to defend and gets an inside edge this time

77.4

Yuvraj Singh to Flintoff, no run, a tad shorter, he waits and dabs the ball towards cover

77.5

Yuvraj Singh to Flintoff, 2 runs, straighter ball, Flintoff steadies himself and turns it to square leg

77.6

Yuvraj Singh to Flintoff, no run, lands outside off, doesn't turn, and Flintoff shoulders arms

England 208/4   Yuvraj Singh 10-2-19-0

79.1

Yuvraj Singh to Strauss, 1 run, lovely little shot, Strauss gets across his stumps and adjusts to roll the wrists and pick up another easy single down to deep fine leg, moving to 115

79.2

Yuvraj Singh to Flintoff, 1 run, gets some room and drives out to Harbhajan at sweeper-cover

79.3

Yuvraj Singh to Strauss, 1 run, uses the room to steer one more into the covers, rotating the strike

79.4

Yuvraj Singh to Flintoff, no run, better line and length and Flintoff defends it back with a big stride

79.5

Yuvraj Singh to Flintoff, no run, a touch straighter and Flintoff turns it to Gambhir at short leg

79.6

Yuvraj Singh to Flintoff, no run, wee bit of turn, Flintoff gets back and across and defends

England 212/4   Yuvraj Singh 11-2-22-0

118.1

Yuvraj Singh to Prior, no run, 83.5ks, a low full toss but Prior, playing for lunch, defends

118.2

Yuvraj Singh to Prior, no run, turns into his pads and he tucks it to forward short leg

118.3

Yuvraj Singh to Prior, no run, stands his ground and drives another full ball towards cover

118.4

Yuvraj Singh to Prior, 2 runs, too short and he punches it out to deep cover for an easy couple

118.5

Yuvraj Singh to Prior, 1 run, tossed up slowly and very wide, Prior cover-drives a single

118.6

Yuvraj Singh to Harmison, no run, and thats lunch as Harmison easily defends a full one on off stump

England 294/8   Yuvraj Singh 12-2-25-0

120.1

Yuvraj Singh to Prior, 2 runs, short on the stumps and Prior muscles it to Harbhajan at mid-on

120.2

Yuvraj Singh to Prior, 2 runs, short again and he shuffles to play it through midwicket for a couple that also raises England's 300, thats some good running between the two, who punch gloves

120.3

Yuvraj Singh to Prior, no run, comes a long way forward to defend the ball into the covers

120.4

Yuvraj Singh to Prior, 1 run, smart stuff, Prior gets across and works the ball to midwicket for one

120.5

Yuvraj Singh to Harmison, no run, tossed up, hint of turn, Harmison opens the face to steer it away

120.6

Yuvraj Singh to Harmison, no run, more turn, beating Harmison as he pushes from the crease

England 302/8   Yuvraj Singh 13-2-30-0

122.1

Yuvraj Singh to Prior, no run, short, turning in, Prior works it straight to the man at midwicket

122.2

Yuvraj Singh to Prior, 1 run, wrong line and Prior paddle-sweeps a single around the corner

122.3

Yuvraj Singh to Harmison, OUT, Harmison walks! Yuvraj gets his fifth Test wicket as Harmison opens the face and tickles the faintest of edges through to Dhoni, then doesn't wait a moment before turning and heading back for the pavilion, as opposed to Yuvraj, who shouts in frustration and turns back to his mark, thinking he's beat the bat, then he looks back and sees that he's actually got a wicket

SJ Harmison c †Dhoni b Yuvraj Singh 6 (32m 23b 0x4 0x6) SR: 26.08

122.4

Yuvraj Singh to Panesar, no run, gets well forward and defends one on leg stump

122.5

Yuvraj Singh to Panesar, no run, shorter in length, straightens outside off and Monty leaves

122.6

Yuvraj Singh to Panesar, no run, tossed up on middle and off and Monty defends watchfully

England 304/9   Yuvraj Singh 14-2-31-1

124.1

Yuvraj Singh to Prior, no run, tossed up and he keeps this one out patiently once again

124.2

Yuvraj Singh to Prior, 1 run, tossed up on middle and leg and he works it to midwicket

124.3

Yuvraj Singh to Panesar, no run, comes forward and drives with a straight bat back to Yuvraj

124.4

Yuvraj Singh to Panesar, no run, shorter now and he goes back to punch it to the bowler

124.5

Yuvraj Singh to Panesar, 1 run, spins into leg, Monty tucks it away to midwicket for one

124.6

Yuvraj Singh to Prior, no run, quicker delivery into Prior, who shuffles and plays it to short leg

England 307/9   Yuvraj Singh 15-2-33-1
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150
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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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