England tour of India, 2008/09 / Wicket commentary

England in India Test Series - 1st Test

India v England

India won by 6 wickets

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

5.2

Anderson to Sehwag, OUT, Anderson's got Sehwag playing a feeble shot! Pitches back of a length and comes into Sehwag, who stands leaden-footed and tries to play a cramped guide to third man but only chops it back onto his stumps .. Anderson is thrilled, for thats a dangerous man to dismiss early

V Sehwag b Anderson 9 (24m 16b 2x4 0x6) SR: 56.25

India 16/1   G Gambhir 6* (16b 1x4)   JM Anderson 2.2-1-9-1

13.3

Swann to Gambhir, OUT, Swann's struck in his first over in Tests! Gambhir is the man to go, opting to pad away a delivery tossed up full just outside off stump, he doesn't get a massive stride forward and the ball turns back to hit him, England ask the question very confidently and now Harper agrees

G Gambhir lbw b Swann 19 (65m 43b 3x4 0x6) SR: 44.18

India 34/2   R Dravid 3* (23b)   GP Swann 0.3-0-4-1

13.6

Swann to Dravid, OUT, what an over! This one pitches just outside off stump and turns in, Dravid pushes down the wrong line and misses to get struck on the front pad, Swann and England believe they've got their man and Swann goes red-faced in appeal before Harper slowly raises the finger

R Dravid lbw b Swann 3 (44m 24b 0x4 0x6) SR: 12.50

India 37/3   SR Tendulkar 3* (2b)   GP Swann 1-0-7-2

31.2

Panesar to Laxman, OUT, caught and bowled, and a moment of uncertainty! Laxman just chips one back to Panesar's right, who plucks the hard-hit drive and then looks on as if he can't believe it, and neither can Laxman, it wasn't a terrific catch or anything, it was just about a moment of silence before anyone realised what had happened .. anyway, Laxman has to go and Panesar celebrates

VVS Laxman c & b Panesar 24 (81m 60b 3x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

India 98/4   SR Tendulkar 37* (47b 4x4 1x6)   MS Panesar 4.2-1-12-1

32.1

Flintoff to Tendulkar, OUT, another one bites the dust! Flintoff strikes first ball, what a change by Pietersen, Tendulkar gets a loosener just outside off stump and plays the tamest of drives back in the air to the bowler, who grasps it all to eagerly in his follow-through before breaking into celebrations

SR Tendulkar c & b Flintoff 37 (90m 48b 4x4 1x6) SR: 77.08

India 102/5   Yuvraj Singh 4* (4b 1x4)   A Flintoff 5.1-2-11-1

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

India 137/6   MS Dhoni 23* (31b 3x4)   SJ Harmison 7.2-1-21-1

60.1

Panesar to Harbhajan Singh, OUT, and he goes, simply turning a tossed up delivery off his pads to a diving Bell at forward short leg, end of a strong partnership and a useful innings from Harbhajan

Harbhajan Singh c Bell b Panesar 40 (87m 58b 7x4 0x6) SR: 68.96

India 212/7   MS Dhoni 49* (76b 5x4)   MS Panesar 15.1-3-55-2

63.3

Flintoff to Khan, OUT, simple enough decision for umpire Harper to give, that one pitches back of a length and comes back in to rap Zaheer on the pads in front of the stumps, its the back leg so that out

Z Khan lbw b Flintoff 1 (16m 15b 0x4 0x6) SR: 6.66

India 217/8   MS Dhoni 53* (81b 5x4)   A Flintoff 15.3-2-39-2

64.1

Panesar to Dhoni, OUT, and now Dhoni goes! Panesar strikes again as the Indian captain dances down the pitch and slogs the ball straight down Pietersen's throat at deep mid-off, the wheels are indeed falling off this one and England are loving it

MS Dhoni c Pietersen b Panesar 53 (162m 82b 5x4 0x6) SR: 64.63

India 219/9   A Mishra 0* (3b)   MS Panesar 17.1-4-56-3

69.4

Flintoff to Mishra, OUT, cleaned up and thats the end of that, Flintoff pitches it full and straight and gets the ball to skid on pretty low to beat Mishra for pace, playing back instead of forward, losing his stumps

A Mishra b Flintoff 12 (29m 18b 2x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

India 241/10   I Sharma 8* (19b)   A Flintoff 18.4-2-49-3
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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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