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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6.4

Khan to Strauss, FOUR, too straight and with no fine leg in place thats easy runs for Strauss, who only has to turn it fine, using the pace, and gets four off his pads

England 12/0   AJ Strauss 8* (19b 1x4)   Z Khan 3.4-2-8-0

9.1

Sharma to Cook, FOUR, top shot, just too full and Cook drives smack through extra cover for his first boundary ... he's moving on in Twenty20 style here!

England 22/0   AN Cook 10* (24b 1x4)   I Sharma 4.1-1-10-0

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

England 33/0   AN Cook 19* (43b 2x4)   Harbhajan Singh 3.1-1-9-0

15.3

Khan to Cook, FOUR, lovely flowing shot, a well-timed straight drive as Zaheer just overpitches

England 38/0   AN Cook 24* (51b 3x4)   Z Khan 5.3-2-15-0

18.2

Mishra to Strauss, FOUR, aggression from Strauss immediately, reaching across and sweeping hard from outside off stump and through midwicket for four

England 46/0   AJ Strauss 18* (48b 2x4)   A Mishra 0.2-0-4-0

18.4

Mishra to Strauss, FOUR, and with that, up comes England's fifty, courtesy another fine and very hard sweep from outside off stump smack through midwicket, good shot from Strauss

England 50/0   AJ Strauss 22* (50b 3x4)   A Mishra 0.4-0-8-0

27.5

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

England 67/0   AJ Strauss 35* (85b 4x4)   Harbhajan Singh 5.5-2-14-0

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

England 79/0   AJ Strauss 41* (91b 5x4)   Harbhajan Singh 6.3-2-20-0

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

England 83/0   AJ Strauss 45* (93b 6x4)   Harbhajan Singh 6.5-2-24-0

32.6

Mishra to Cook, FOUR, more trash, short and wide and duly cut out to deep point for four

England 95/0   AN Cook 45* (98b 4x4)   A Mishra 8-0-33-0

34.4

Mishra to Strauss, FOUR, a bit too short and thats cut past point and the ball wins the race

England 104/0   AJ Strauss 55* (107b 7x4)   A Mishra 8.4-0-40-0

36.6

Mishra to Cook, FOUR, shot! Flighted outside off stump and Cook collects it from outside off stump, slog-sweeping out to cow corner for four ... thats his half-century as well, well played Cook

England 111/0   AN Cook 52* (106b 5x4)   A Mishra 10-0-45-0

37.2

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

England 115/0   AJ Strauss 61* (118b 8x4)   Harbhajan Singh 10.2-2-34-0

42.3

Sharma to Strauss, FOUR, free runs, full outside leg stump and all Strauss needs to do is get a faint tickle on it and thats a boundary to fine leg, efficient batting this from Strauss

England 128/1   AJ Strauss 70* (132b 9x4)   I Sharma 10.3-1-22-0

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

England 133/1   AJ Strauss 74* (138b 10x4)   Harbhajan Singh 13.4-2-45-1

44.3

Mishra to Bell, FOUR, uses his feet, collects it on the full and drives the ball confidently down past the non striker and mid-on, very straight, to collect his first boundary

England 137/1   IR Bell 9* (11b 1x4)   A Mishra 10.3-0-49-0

55.3

Sehwag to Strauss, FOUR, sweeps this one, landing just outside leg stump, wide of leg slip, Ishant runs around and slides ungainly at deep fine leg, making contact with the boundary

England 159/1   AJ Strauss 89* (173b 11x4)   V Sehwag 0.3-0-4-0

55.4

Sehwag to Strauss, FOUR, another deft sweep to fine leg takes Strauss into the nineties

England 163/1   AJ Strauss 93* (174b 12x4)   V Sehwag 0.4-0-8-0

58.6

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

England 170/2   AJ Strauss 97* (179b 13x4)   Yuvraj Singh 3-0-7-0

63.6

Khan to Strauss, FOUR, well played, Strauss! Zaheer pitches a tad wide and Strauss edges it away along the ground through the slips and gully for his 13th Test hundred, second against India, and a very good one too ... he knows how much it means and breaks into a beaming smile

England 179/2   AJ Strauss 103* (191b 14x4)   Z Khan 13-6-25-1

65.5

Khan to Collingwood, FOUR, and he opens his account with a soft-handed edge between first and second slips, forced to play at another lovely away-swinging delivery from Zaheer

England 184/3   PD Collingwood 4* (1b 1x4)   Z Khan 13.5-6-30-2

73.4

Sharma to Flintoff, FOUR, down the pads and he just helps it to fine leg, raising England's 200

England 200/4   A Flintoff 5* (7b 1x4)   I Sharma 13.4-1-29-0

83.2

Mishra to Strauss, FOUR, firm stroke, another hard slog-sweep with the turn through midwicket

England 221/4   AJ Strauss 123* (232b 15x4)   A Mishra 16.2-2-61-0

86.5

Khan to Flintoff, FOUR, full again, swinging away, Flintoff pokes and edges wide of the slips

England 227/5   A Flintoff 17* (55b 2x4)   Z Khan 15.5-6-36-2

104.3

Mishra to Anderson, FOUR, nice shot, Jimmy! Anderson gets forward and unfurls a reverse sweep of all things, nicely covering the line and paddling the ball down to third man

England 253/6   JM Anderson 12* (66b 1x4)   A Mishra 26.3-6-79-2

105.3

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

England 259/6   MJ Prior 16* (31b 1x4)   Harbhajan Singh 26.3-2-72-2

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

England 270/6   JM Anderson 19* (77b 2x4)   Harbhajan Singh 28.4-2-80-2
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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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