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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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   AJ Strauss 64* (124b 8x4)   Harbhajan Singh 12-2-36-1

57.2

Khan to Bell, OUT, that's lbw! Zaheer strikes just on resumption, pitches on line with the stumps, swings the ball into Bell, late on the attempted flick across the line, he's a goner in front of the stumps and Harper raises his finger after a careful thought

IR Bell lbw b Khan 17 (68m 51b 1x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

England 164/2   AJ Strauss 93* (177b 12x4)   Z Khan 9.2-3-19-1

65.4

Khan to Pietersen, OUT, another one goes! Zaheer removes an uncertain Pietersen, whose attempt to pull a short ball takes the splice of the bat and goes nowhere but into the bowler's hands, running across towards the on side, what a massive wicket for India

KP Pietersen c & b Khan 4 (34m 33b 0x4 0x6) SR: 12.12

England 180/3   AJ Strauss 104* (194b 14x4)   Z Khan 13.4-6-26-2

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

England 195/4   AJ Strauss 109* (208b 14x4)   Harbhajan Singh 19.2-2-57-2

83.3

Mishra to Strauss, OUT, well held, Mishra! Strauss falls close before stumps, chipping a generously tossed up delivery back towards Mishra's left and he dives to take a very good catch, ending a fine innings from Strauss, one which may prove very crucial as this match pans out

AJ Strauss c & b Mishra 123 (356m 233b 15x4 0x6) SR: 52.78

England 221/5   A Flintoff 12* (42b 1x4)   A Mishra 16.3-2-61-1

92.5

Mishra to Flintoff, OUT, got 'em! Flintoff cannot play the slow, nurdling and nudging game for long and he perishes early, thrusting forward again and getting another inside edge that bobs up to Gambhir at forward short leg, so Dhoni's move to swap Ishant for Mishra after just one over works superbly

A Flintoff c Gambhir b Mishra 18 (80m 75b 2x4 0x6) SR: 24.00

England 229/6   JM Anderson 2* (23b)   A Mishra 20.5-4-63-2

110.4

Mishra to Anderson, OUT, Anderson goes! End of a solid innings from the nighwatchman, who kneels down and produces another of those preferred sweep shots, except this one is a top edge that's gobbled up by the birthday boy Yuvraj at deep midwicket, so Mishra's patience pays off

JM Anderson c Yuvraj Singh b Mishra 19 (113m 82b 2x4 0x6) SR: 23.17

England 271/7   MJ Prior 23* (49b 1x4)   A Mishra 29.4-6-84-3

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

England 277/8   MJ Prior 28* (61b 1x4)   Harbhajan Singh 30.4-2-84-3

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

England 304/9   MJ Prior 47* (91b 1x4)   Yuvraj Singh 13.3-2-31-1

128.4

Sharma to Panesar, OUT, all over, as Ishant traps Monty plumb in front! This one pitches in line, straightens a fraction, and catches Monty in front as the bat comes down late, so England get 316

MS Panesar lbw b Sharma 6 (23m 26b 0x4 0x6) SR: 23.07

England 316/10   MJ Prior 53* (102b 1x4)   I Sharma 19.4-4-32-1
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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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