England tour of India, 2nd Test: India v England at Mohali, Dec 19-23, 2008
Match drawn
19,20,21,22,23 December 2008 (5-day match)
  India 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal G Gambhir c Cook b Swann 179 466 348 25 1 51.43
109.5 he comes down the pitch, Swann fires one in wide of off stump, Gambhir miscues an attempted drive and the ball loops off an outside edge to Cook who holds a comfortable catch at backward point 320/2
View dismissal V Sehwag c †Prior b Broad 0 12 3 0 0 0.00
1.6 well, there you go...this game is a great leveller, gets a thin outside edge on this drive and Prior takes an easy catch by his ankles. Broad makes a major mark early on his return and what a confidence booster that is for England 6/1
View dismissal R Dravid c Panesar b Swann 136 471 328 19 0 41.46
113.3 one brings two ... Dravid looks to hit the ball over long-on, but his feet aren't in the right place and he only manages to loft the ball to Panesar at deep mid-off 329/3
View dismissal SR Tendulkar lbw b Swann 11 45 26 1 0 42.30
119.4 gone! And Graeme Swann has his third, Tendulkar goes down for the sweep-turned-paddle and is struck on the front pad...a huge appeal from Swann and eventually Daryl Harper puts his finger up. He was struck in line with off stump and that was heading for middle 337/4
View dismissal VVS Laxman lbw b Flintoff 0 34 24 0 0 0.00
120.6 and another goes, Flintoff has reward for all his efforts as he traps Laxman with one that nips back off the seam and takes him in front of middle. The ball would have gone on to take the top of middle and leg. He was set up by all the short stuff, then Flintoff pitched this one further up...well bowled 339/5
View dismissal Yuvraj Singh c †Prior b Panesar 27 82 66 3 1 40.90
140.3 the softest of dismissals sets Panesar whooping and hollering ... Yuvraj tries to work to leg but the bat twists to much as the ball pops and it loops oh-so-gently to Prior as he skips from behind the stumps 379/6
View dismissal MS Dhoni*† c sub (OA Shah) b Anderson 29 101 73 3 0 39.72
146.5 he uses his feet and slams it right to midwicket where substitute fielder Shah makes a sharp catch - two-handed above his head - look very easy 418/7
View dismissal Harbhajan Singh c Swann b Panesar 24 32 21 2 1 114.28
147.2 and another goes, Harbhajan tries to go over the top but finds mid-off who was about half way back to the boundary. Another wicket for Panesar, but India clearly just trying to have a crack 418/8
View dismissal Z Khan b Flintoff 7 37 21 1 0 33.33
154.3 and he strikes, Zaheer going for a wild drive through the off side and gets a thick inside edge into leg stump. Nothing less than Flintoff deserved. 446/9
View dismissal A Mishra b Flintoff 23 47 31 1 1 74.19
158.2 and that's that, Flintoff bursts through Mishra's defences and wraps up the innings with his third wicket 453/10
I Sharma not out 1 15 15 0 0 6.66
Extras (b 5, lb 5, nb 6) 16
  Total (all out; 158.2 overs; 680 mins) 453 (2.86 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket JM Anderson 32 5 84 1 2.62 157 13 0 (2nb)
146.5 to Dhoni, he uses his feet and slams it right to midwicket where substitute fielder Shah makes a sharp catch - two-handed above his head - look very easy 418/7
View wicket SCJ Broad 26 9 84 1 3.23 124 15 0
1.6 to Sehwag, well, there you go...this game is a great leveller, gets a thin outside edge on this drive and Prior takes an easy catch by his ankles. Broad makes a major mark early on his return and what a confidence booster that is for England 6/1
View wickets A Flintoff 30.2 10 54 3 1.78 153 5 0 (4nb)
120.6 to Laxman, and another goes, Flintoff has reward for all his efforts as he traps Laxman with one that nips back off the seam and takes him in front of middle. The ball would have gone on to take the top of middle and leg. He was set up by all the short stuff, then Flintoff pitched this one further up...well bowled 339/5
154.3 to Khan, and he strikes, Zaheer going for a wild drive through the off side and gets a thick inside edge into leg stump. Nothing less than Flintoff deserved. 446/9
158.2 to Mishra, and that's that, Flintoff bursts through Mishra's defences and wraps up the innings with his third wicket 453/10
View wickets MS Panesar 23 2 89 2 3.86 95 11 1
140.3 to Yuvraj Singh, the softest of dismissals sets Panesar whooping and hollering ... Yuvraj tries to work to leg but the bat twists to much as the ball pops and it loops oh-so-gently to Prior as he skips from behind the stumps 379/6
147.2 to Harbhajan Singh, and another goes, Harbhajan tries to go over the top but finds mid-off who was about half way back to the boundary. Another wicket for Panesar, but India clearly just trying to have a crack 418/8
View wickets GP Swann 45 11 122 3 2.71 209 10 3
109.5 to Gambhir, he comes down the pitch, Swann fires one in wide of off stump, Gambhir miscues an attempted drive and the ball loops off an outside edge to Cook who holds a comfortable catch at backward point 320/2
113.3 to Dravid, one brings two ... Dravid looks to hit the ball over long-on, but his feet aren't in the right place and he only manages to loft the ball to Panesar at deep mid-off 329/3
119.4 to Tendulkar, gone! And Graeme Swann has his third, Tendulkar goes down for the sweep-turned-paddle and is struck on the front pad...a huge appeal from Swann and eventually Daryl Harper puts his finger up. He was struck in line with off stump and that was heading for middle 337/4
  PD Collingwood 2 0 10 0 5.00 6 1 0
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AJ Strauss lbw b Khan 0 1 3 0 0 0.00
0.3 gone! An early strike for India as Zaheer sends down a very full delivery, Strauss comes across his crease and is struck in front of middle and leg stumps. A long appeal from Zaheer and Harper eventually raises his finger. There's a thought it might have missed leg stump, but it looks pretty good and a great early blow for the home side 0/1
View dismissal AN Cook lbw b Khan 50 99 67 8 0 74.62
21.6 superb yorker, and that is stone-dead! Round the wicket, angling into the pads and Cook has no chance of digging that one out 104/3
View dismissal IR Bell b Sharma 1 4 3 0 0 33.33
1.1 gone! And another one goes, Sharma strikes first ball with a full ball that shapes back. Bell goes for a drive and gets a little inside edge which takes the ball straight into middle stump 1/2
View dismissal KP Pietersen* lbw b Harbhajan Singh 144 309 201 17 1 71.64
71.1 what a time to strike, Harbhajan traps Pietersen from around the wicket, the ball pitched in line and straightened and umpire Rauf thought that was fine. It looked good first up and it was hitting leg stump on the replays 280/5
View dismissal PD Collingwood c †Dhoni b Mishra 11 40 30 1 0 36.66
30.3 what wonderful bowling, Mishra strikes with his third ball as he flights one on middle, plenty of loop, it grips and spins to take Collingwood's outside edge and it's another breakthrough for India 131/4
View dismissal A Flintoff c Gambhir b Mishra 62 183 132 6 1 46.96
72.6 and another one falls, what a strike, Mishra has Flintoff caught low at short leg. A superb catch from Gambhir under the helmet as Flintoff gets an inside edge onto his pad. Anderson took a single to expose Flintoff again and he hasn't survived. Should Anderson have taken the whole over? That's what he was sent out to do. 282/6
JM Anderson not out 8 52 30 0 0 26.66
View dismissal MJ Prior c †Dhoni b Harbhajan Singh 2 7 8 0 0 25.00
75.1 gone! early strike for India, Prior is caught down the leg side off one than spins...he tries to glance it around the corner, but gets a thin edge to Dhoni. Batsmen often think that it's a strangle, but the bowler will happily take it 285/7
View dismissal SCJ Broad b Harbhajan Singh 1 9 9 0 0 11.11
77.4 gone! round the wicket, and Broad leaves it alone only to see his off stump get knocked back, poor judgement and he pays the price. That was well bowled, it was almost a straight ball that Broad decided not to play 290/8
View dismissal GP Swann b Khan 3 12 9 0 0 33.33
80.3 and another goes, well bowled, shapes back in late to Swann and crashes into middle stump. That was too good for the No.10, superb show of swing bowling and England collapsing in style 293/9
View dismissal MS Panesar c Gambhir b Harbhajan Singh 5 13 16 0 0 31.25
83.5 prods forward, inside edge into his front pad and a fairly simple catch to short leg moving swiftly to his left. A sense of inevitability about that 302/10
Extras (b 1, lb 7, w 1, nb 6) 15
  Total (all out; 83.5 overs; 368 mins) 302 (3.60 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets Z Khan 21 3 76 3 3.61 91 12 0 (1w)
0.3 to Strauss, gone! An early strike for India as Zaheer sends down a very full delivery, Strauss comes across his crease and is struck in front of middle and leg stumps. A long appeal from Zaheer and Harper eventually raises his finger. There's a thought it might have missed leg stump, but it looks pretty good and a great early blow for the home side 0/1
21.6 to Cook, superb yorker, and that is stone-dead! Round the wicket, angling into the pads and Cook has no chance of digging that one out 104/3
80.3 to Swann, and another goes, well bowled, shapes back in late to Swann and crashes into middle stump. That was too good for the No.10, superb show of swing bowling and England collapsing in style 293/9
View wicket I Sharma 12 0 55 1 4.58 50 8 0 (4nb)
1.1 to Bell, gone! And another one goes, Sharma strikes first ball with a full ball that shapes back. Bell goes for a drive and gets a little inside edge which takes the ball straight into middle stump 1/2
  Yuvraj Singh 6 1 20 0 3.33 26 1 1
View wickets Harbhajan Singh 20.5 2 68 4 3.26 85 4 1
71.1 to Pietersen, what a time to strike, Harbhajan traps Pietersen from around the wicket, the ball pitched in line and straightened and umpire Rauf thought that was fine. It looked good first up and it was hitting leg stump on the replays 280/5
75.1 to Prior, gone! early strike for India, Prior is caught down the leg side off one than spins...he tries to glance it around the corner, but gets a thin edge to Dhoni. Batsmen often think that it's a strangle, but the bowler will happily take it 285/7
77.4 to Broad, gone! round the wicket, and Broad leaves it alone only to see his off stump get knocked back, poor judgement and he pays the price. That was well bowled, it was almost a straight ball that Broad decided not to play 290/8
83.5 to Panesar, prods forward, inside edge into his front pad and a fairly simple catch to short leg moving swiftly to his left. A sense of inevitability about that 302/10
View wickets A Mishra 24 0 75 2 3.12 95 7 0 (1nb)
30.3 to Collingwood, what wonderful bowling, Mishra strikes with his third ball as he flights one on middle, plenty of loop, it grips and spins to take Collingwood's outside edge and it's another breakthrough for India 131/4
72.6 to Flintoff, and another one falls, what a strike, Mishra has Flintoff caught low at short leg. A superb catch from Gambhir under the helmet as Flintoff gets an inside edge onto his pad. Anderson took a single to expose Flintoff again and he hasn't survived. Should Anderson have taken the whole over? That's what he was sent out to do. 282/6
  India 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal G Gambhir c Bell b Swann 97 330 229 6 0 42.35
72.6 short, he steps back to cut but gets too much top edge on it and Bell takes an excellent catch diving wide to his left at backward point 251/7
View dismissal V Sehwag run out (Bell) 17 25 17 2 0 100.00
5.5 from Broad, hit hard back to Broad who half stops, Sehwag sets off for a really sharp single, taking on Bell who races in from short extra cover, picks up and in the same move dives with the ball in his hand and demolishes the stumps, sending all three sprawling, and Sehwag just continues running, he's not waiting for the third umpire 30/1
View dismissal R Dravid b Broad 0 28 19 0 0 0.00
11.6 gone! Broad strikes, this one bursts through Dravid's defences as it nips back off the seam and takes out middle stump. A long duck for Dravid, who was stuck in the crease and didn't get forward...follows a century with a nought. It's a funny old game 36/2
View dismissal SR Tendulkar c Swann b Anderson 5 41 22 1 0 22.72
19.4 gone, and another one goes, almost silence around the ground apart from the England fans as Tendulkar steers one outside to Swann at gully. Tendulkar hasn't been able to break free and that was a rather loose shot, not a great match for Sachin 44/3
View dismissal VVS Laxman run out (Flintoff/†Prior) 15 79 49 2 0 30.61
38.1 Panesar to Gambhir, too short, he steps back and cuts to extra cover, there's a mix-up, Laxman's slow to set off, Flintoff bends to his right, picks up and throws and even though Prior still had some work still to do, Laxman's well short 80/4
View dismissal Yuvraj Singh run out (Bell) 86 134 93 6 4 92.47
67.5 from Panesar, a conventional sweep this time, he sets off for the single and has to hurry to get back as Bell at short fine-leg makes an excellent pick-up and scores a direct hit. Pietersen standing no more than two yards from umpire Harper yells the appeal and we go to the third umpire. And he's gone, had it not hit then he would have been OK, it was that close, but Pietersen clearly delighted as Yuvraj troops off. 233/5
View dismissal MS Dhoni*† c & b Panesar 0 6 2 0 0 0.00
69.1 a very tame dismissal,, Dhoni goes back and spoons the softest of catches back to the bowler. The ball stopped on him a little and he tried to check the shot but only managed to loop it straight to Panesar 241/6
Harbhajan Singh not out 5 11 10 1 0 50.00
Extras (b 10, lb 8, w 5, nb 3) 26
  Total (7 wickets dec; 73 overs; 330 mins) 251 (3.43 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket JM Anderson 19 8 51 1 2.68 90 6 1
19.4 to Tendulkar, gone, and another one goes, almost silence around the ground apart from the England fans as Tendulkar steers one outside to Swann at gully. Tendulkar hasn't been able to break free and that was a rather loose shot, not a great match for Sachin 44/3
View wicket SCJ Broad 14 2 50 1 3.57 62 3 2 (3w)
11.6 to Dravid, gone! Broad strikes, this one bursts through Dravid's defences as it nips back off the seam and takes out middle stump. A long duck for Dravid, who was stuck in the crease and didn't get forward...follows a century with a nought. It's a funny old game 36/2
  A Flintoff 13 1 39 0 3.00 51 1 0 (3nb, 1w)
View wicket GP Swann 17 3 49 1 2.88 69 3 0
72.6 to Gambhir, short, he steps back to cut but gets too much top edge on it and Bell takes an excellent catch diving wide to his left at backward point 251/7
View wicket MS Panesar 10 0 44 1 4.40 39 5 1
69.1 to Dhoni, a very tame dismissal,, Dhoni goes back and spoons the softest of catches back to the bowler. The ball stopped on him a little and he tried to check the shot but only managed to loop it straight to Panesar 241/6
  England 2nd innings (target: 403 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
AJ Strauss not out 21 103 83 1 0 25.30
View dismissal AN Cook c Laxman b Sharma 10 34 19 1 0 52.63
7.2 gone! there's a wicket, good line from round the wicket and Cook pokes at it outside off, edging a low catch to second slip...a bit of a weak shot, but well bowled and does that give India a sniff? 18/1
IR Bell not out 24 73 70 2 0 34.28
Extras (b 4, w 1, nb 4) 9
  Total (1 wicket; 28 overs; 103 mins) 64 (2.28 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  Z Khan 3 0 11 0 3.66 12 1 0
View wicket I Sharma 5 1 7 1 1.40 26 0 0 (1nb, 1w)
7.2 to Cook, gone! there's a wicket, good line from round the wicket and Cook pokes at it outside off, edging a low catch to second slip...a bit of a weak shot, but well bowled and does that give India a sniff? 18/1
  Harbhajan Singh 11 3 25 0 2.27 51 2 0 (1nb)
  A Mishra 8 1 16 0 2.00 37 1 0 (2nb)
  MS Dhoni 1 0 1 0 1.00 5 0 0

Match details


Toss - India, who chose to bat
Series - India won the 2-match series 1-0
Player of the match - G Gambhir (India)
Player of the series - Z Khan (India)
Umpires - Asad Rauf (Pakistan) and DJ Harper (Australia)
TV umpire - SL Shastri
Match referee - JJ Crowe (New Zealand)
Reserve umpire - VD Nerurkar
Close of play
  • Fri, 19 Dec - day 1 - India 1st innings 179/1 (G Gambhir 106*, R Dravid 65*, 72 ov)
  • Sat, 20 Dec - day 2 - India 1st innings 453
  • Sun, 21 Dec - day 3 - England 1st innings 282/6 (JM Anderson 1*, 73 ov)
  • Mon, 22 Dec - day 4 - India 2nd innings 134/4 (G Gambhir 44*, Yuvraj Singh 39*, 50 ov)
  • Tue, 23 Dec - day 5 - England 2nd innings 64/1 (28 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 5
Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • India 1st innings
    • Match Delayed: India - 0/0
    • Bad Light: India - 0/0
    • Drinks: India - 15/1 in 11.0 overs (G Gambhir 9, R Dravid 3)
    • India: 50 runs in 19.5 overs (121 balls), Extras 5
    • Lunch: India - 51/1 in 21.0 overs (G Gambhir 35, R Dravid 11)
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 120 balls (G Gambhir 30, R Dravid 15, Ex 5)
    • G Gambhir: 50 off 101 balls (7 x 4)
    • India: 100 runs in 33.1 overs (201 balls), Extras 5
    • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 216 balls (G Gambhir 56, R Dravid 39, Ex 5)
    • Drinks: India - 106/1 in 38.0 overs (G Gambhir 62, R Dravid 39)
    • R Dravid: 50 off 151 balls (6 x 4)
    • Tea: India - 134/1 in 53.0 overs (G Gambhir 78, R Dravid 50)
    • India: 150 runs in 57.6 overs (352 balls), Extras 7
    • 2nd Wicket: 150 runs in 350 balls (G Gambhir 86, R Dravid 60, Ex 7)
    • G Gambhir: 100 off 214 balls (11 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Drinks: India - 176/1 in 69.0 overs (G Gambhir 105, R Dravid 64)
    • Bad Light: India - 179/1 in 72.0 overs (G Gambhir 106, R Dravid 65)
    • End Of Day: India - 179/1 in 72.0 overs (G Gambhir 106, R Dravid 65)
    • New Ball Taken: India 198/1 after 80.1 overs (G Gambhir 119, R Dravid 71)
    • India: 200 runs in 80.3 overs (488 balls), Extras 8
    • 2nd Wicket: 200 runs in 477 balls (G Gambhir 113, R Dravid 79, Ex 8)
    • Drinks: India - 239/1 in 89.0 overs (G Gambhir 131, R Dravid 98)
    • R Dravid: 100 off 261 balls (13 x 4)
    • India: 250 runs in 94.1 overs (570 balls), Extras 11
    • 2nd Wicket: 250 runs in 571 balls (G Gambhir 134, R Dravid 106, Ex 11)
    • G Gambhir: 150 off 322 balls (21 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • India: 300 runs in 104.6 overs (635 balls), Extras 11
    • Lunch: India - 302/1 in 105.0 overs (G Gambhir 167, R Dravid 124)
    • 2nd Wicket: 300 runs in 629 balls (G Gambhir 163, R Dravid 129, Ex 11)
    • Drinks: India - 337/3 in 119.0 overs (SR Tendulkar 11, VVS Laxman 0)
    • India: 350 runs in 130.1 overs (787 balls), Extras 12
    • Tea: India - 356/5 in 133.0 overs (Yuvraj Singh 12, MS Dhoni 6)
    • India: 400 runs in 144.2 overs (872 balls), Extras 12
    • Drinks: India - 418/7 in 146.5 overs (Harbhajan Singh 24)
    • India: 450 runs in 156.6 overs (948 balls), Extras 16
    • Innings Break: India - 453/10 in 158.2 overs (I Sharma 1)
    • England 1st innings
    • Bad Light: England - 0/0
    • End Of Day: England - 0/0
    • Bad Weather: England - 0/0
    • England: 50 runs in 9.6 overs (62 balls), Extras 3
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 55 balls (AN Cook 20, KP Pietersen 27, Ex 3)
    • Lunch: England - 57/2 in 12.0 overs (AN Cook 25, KP Pietersen 28)
    • AN Cook: 50 off 56 balls (8 x 4)
    • England: 100 runs in 19.1 overs (117 balls), Extras 3
    • 3rd Wicket: 100 runs in 110 balls (AN Cook 50, KP Pietersen 49, Ex 3)
    • KP Pietersen: 50 off 61 balls (9 x 4)
    • Drinks: England - 129/3 in 30.0 overs (KP Pietersen 62, PD Collingwood 9)
    • England: 150 runs in 35.3 overs (215 balls), Extras 7
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 54 balls (KP Pietersen 25, A Flintoff 25, Ex 0)
    • England: 200 runs in 44.5 overs (271 balls), Extras 7
    • KP Pietersen: 100 off 126 balls (14 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Tea: England - 211/4 in 48.0 overs (KP Pietersen 106, A Flintoff 36)
    • 5th Wicket: 100 runs in 139 balls (KP Pietersen 58, A Flintoff 41, Ex 1)
    • England: 250 runs in 61.4 overs (373 balls), Extras 10
    • A Flintoff: 50 off 96 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Drinks: England - 251/4 in 62.0 overs (KP Pietersen 129, A Flintoff 50)
    • End Of Day: England - 282/6 in 73.0 overs (JM Anderson 1)
    • Bad Weather: England - 282/6 in 73.0 overs (JM Anderson 1)
    • England: 300 runs in 82.5 overs (503 balls), Extras 15
    • Innings Break: England - 302/10 in 83.5 overs (JM Anderson 8)
    • India 2nd innings
    • Lunch: India - 9/0 in 2.0 overs (G Gambhir 8, V Sehwag 1)
    • Drinks: India - 36/2 in 14.0 overs (G Gambhir 18, SR Tendulkar 0)
    • India: 50 runs in 23.3 overs (143 balls), Extras 2
    • Tea: India - 56/3 in 25.0 overs (G Gambhir 26, VVS Laxman 6)
    • Drinks: India - 90/4 in 40.0 overs (G Gambhir 34, Yuvraj Singh 8)
    • India: 100 runs in 44.6 overs (274 balls), Extras 11
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 64 balls (G Gambhir 10, Yuvraj Singh 38, Ex 4)
    • Bad Light: India - 134/4 in 50.0 overs (G Gambhir 44, Yuvraj Singh 39)
    • End Of Day: India - 134/4 in 50.0 overs (G Gambhir 44, Yuvraj Singh 39)
    • Bad Light: India - 134/4 in 50.0 overs (G Gambhir 44, Yuvraj Singh 39)
    • India: 150 runs in 54.4 overs (334 balls), Extras 18
    • Yuvraj Singh: 50 off 57 balls (6 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • G Gambhir: 50 off 174 balls (3 x 4)
    • 5th Wicket: 100 runs in 126 balls (G Gambhir 32, Yuvraj Singh 59, Ex 10)
    • India: 200 runs in 60.5 overs (371 balls), Extras 20
    • Lunch: India - 216/4 in 63.0 overs (G Gambhir 80, Yuvraj Singh 79)
    • 5th Wicket: 150 runs in 175 balls (G Gambhir 55, Yuvraj Singh 84, Ex 11)
    • India: 250 runs in 71.4 overs (437 balls), Extras 26
    • England 2nd innings
    • Tea: England - 31/1 in 13.0 overs (AJ Strauss 6, IR Bell 8)
    • England: 50 runs in 20.4 overs (129 balls), Extras 9
 
Print this page
x
   

MATCH CENTRE

4s

6s

dots

  • RHB

    LHB

  • RHB

    LHB

Partnerships