England tour of India, 2008/09 / Commentary

England in India Test Series - 2nd Test

India v England

Match drawn

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150  | Overs 151-200

119.5

Swann to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, drifts towards leg stump, glanced fine by Yuvraj who is off the mark straight away with a brace to fine leg

119.6

Swann to Yuvraj Singh, no run, hint of turn and bounce from off stump, defended down towards gully

India 339/4   Yuvraj Singh 2* (2b)

121.1

Swann to Yuvraj Singh, no run, defended on off stump

121.2

Swann to Yuvraj Singh, no run, comes forward, plays into the leg side

121.3

Swann to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, lovely shot, just a touch straight and whipped with strong bottom hand through midwicket...races away across the outfield

121.4

Swann to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, full outside off, driven through the covers and Pietersen chases from mid-off

121.5

Swann to Yuvraj Singh, no run, well bowled, spin from off stump and beats Yuvraj's outside edge as he comes forward...India's bowlers won't mind that

121.6

Swann to Yuvraj Singh, no run, comes forward, head over the ball in solid defence

India 345/5   Yuvraj Singh 8* (8b 1x4)

122.5

Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, no run, over the wicket, on middle and off, calmly defended down the off side

122.6

Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, no run, touch fuller on off stump, comes half forward and defends up to mid-on

India 346/5   Yuvraj Singh 8* (10b 1x4)

124.1

Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, 1 no ball, pushed across the left hander, Flintoff striving for extra pace 144kph but he overstepped

124.1

Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, no run, dropped the plan worked from Flintoff but Alastair Cook has spilled a simple catch in the gully as Yuvraj pushes away from his body outside off. That should have been taken

124.2

Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, no run, Yuvraj learns from his mistake and leaves well alone this time

124.3

Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, no run, makes him play away from his body again outside off, this time it goes along the deck to point...this is a great contest

124.4

Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, no run, driven nicely up to mid-off

124.5

Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, no run, on the stumps, defended back to the bowler

124.6

Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, no run, bouncer over leg stump, Yuvraj arches his back out of the line. He shouldn't have survived that over

India 347/5   Yuvraj Singh 8* (17b 1x4)

126.1

Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, no run, quick delivery, 148kph/92mph, on off stump and defended into the leg side...this is a rapid spell from Flintoff

126.2

Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, no run, back of a length outside off and Yuvraj nearly pops a catch to cover as he forces off the back foot, more terrific bowling and Flintoff is wondering what he has to do

126.3

Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, no run, full this time, driveable area and Yuvraj pushes down to mid-off

126.4

Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, no run, good bouncer, lifting over off stump, Yuvraj drops his hands as it climbs to Prior

126.5

Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, no run, back of a length on middle, Yuvraj hops in defence and plays to the leg side

126.6

Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, no run, finds the edge with that splice-hitting length, but it falls well short of gully this time...probably a good job as Cook is still stood there

India 347/5   Yuvraj Singh 8* (23b 1x4)

128.1

Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short on off stump, pushed into the off side

128.2

Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short outside off, Yuvraj just drops his hands and the ball loops to the keeper

128.3

Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, no run, good leave, close to off stump with the angle bringing it further in, but it was well judged by Yuvraj who let it go

128.4

Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, no run, squared up a touch on off stump, defended back to Flintoff in his followthrough

128.5

Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, no run, really hitting the deck hard, Yuvraj stays on the back foot and defends down to mid-on

128.6

Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, no run, back over the wicket, outside off and left alone and that might just be it for Flintoff in this spell. Another huge effort.

India 349/5   Yuvraj Singh 8* (29b 1x4)

130.1

Broad to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, drops a touch short outside, and flayed through the off side...Yuvraj immediately seems more relaxed

130.2

Broad to Yuvraj Singh, no run, puts a bit more into this one, outside off and left alone

130.3

Broad to Yuvraj Singh, no run, very wide outside off, Yuvraj not interested in having a dart

130.4

Broad to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short ball, pulled straight to mid-on as it comes off the splice off the bat

130.5

Broad to Yuvraj Singh, no run, pushed across outside off, left well alone

130.6

Broad to Yuvraj Singh, no run, again it's wide outside off and again Yuvraj isn't interested

India 353/5   Yuvraj Singh 12* (35b 2x4)

131.2

Swann to Yuvraj Singh, no run, round the wicket, and nearly gets another wicket as Yuvraj goes to cut one that is too close and almost loses his off stump. Nicely bowled.

131.3

Swann to Yuvraj Singh, no run, more secure this time, defended from off stump

131.4

Swann to Yuvraj Singh, no run, pads up outside off, half a yelp from Prior but it was very safe

131.5

Swann to Yuvraj Singh, no run, skips down the pitch, but ends up defending with bat and pad together

131.6

Swann to Yuvraj Singh, no run, drifts into off stump, defended on the front foot

India 356/5   Yuvraj Singh 12* (40b 2x4)

133.1

Swann to Yuvraj Singh, no run, half forward and defended, head right over the ball

133.2

Swann to Yuvraj Singh, no run, ripper, draws the batsman forward and the ball fizzes past the outside edge

133.3

Swann to Yuvraj Singh, no run, on with the harm beats Yuvraj and takes him on the pad, a loud appeal from Swann but that was only ever a throat-clearing yell

133.4

Swann to Yuvraj Singh, no run, shorter, he steps back and thumps that into the ground and short extra cover fields

133.5

Swann to Yuvraj Singh, no run, straight, he pushes forward and steers the ball into the on side

133.6

Swann to Yuvraj Singh, no run, a little width, he steps back and cuts hard to Strauss at cover

India 356/5   Yuvraj Singh 12* (46b 2x4)

136.1

Panesar to Yuvraj Singh, no run, a lot of turn into Yuvraj's pad which is thrust well outside the line

136.2

Panesar to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, crisply swept from outside off stump through midwicket, there are two men out in the deep and it bisects them with surgeon-like precision

136.3

Panesar to Yuvraj Singh, no run, gets square on as he blocks

136.4

Panesar to Yuvraj Singh, no run, a shuffle forward and then he jabs defensively into the covers

136.5

Panesar to Yuvraj Singh, no run, very careful defence again

136.6

Panesar to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, he pulls a long hop hard straight to deep midwicket where Broad fields on the bounce, and he returns it almost as hard as it was hit to him

India 366/5   Yuvraj Singh 17* (52b 3x4)

137.1

Swann to Yuvraj Singh, no run, pushed to backward point

137.2

Swann to Yuvraj Singh, no run, again watched and played late but very solidly

137.3

Swann to Yuvraj Singh, SIX, full toss absolutely slammed over wide long-on deep into the crowd

137.4

Swann to Yuvraj Singh, no run, good response and treated with far more respect

137.5

Swann to Yuvraj Singh, no run, drawn forward and defended

137.6

Swann to Yuvraj Singh, no run, flatter outside off and left

India 372/5   Yuvraj Singh 23* (58b 3x4 1x6)

138.6

Panesar to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, he skips down the track and drives all along the ground to deep long-on

India 374/5   Yuvraj Singh 24* (59b 3x4 1x6)

139.1

Swann to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, short, he pulled down as he let go, and Yuvraj drives to long-off where Pietersen fumbles as he fields

139.3

Swann to Yuvraj Singh, no run, what a peach, draws Yuvraj forward and the spin rips past the outside edge, Prior whips the bails off

139.4

Swann to Yuvraj Singh, no run, a long way forward to block

139.5

Swann to Yuvraj Singh, no run, outside off and he leaves it well alone

139.6

Swann to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, wide, he tries to cut but the ball turns a long way and he ends up hitting it off the toe-end of the bat into the covers

India 378/5   Yuvraj Singh 27* (64b 3x4 1x6)

140.2

Panesar to Yuvraj Singh, no run, back, gets square on and defends into the on side

140.3

Panesar to Yuvraj Singh, OUT, 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

Yuvraj Singh c †Prior b Panesar 27 (82m 66b 3x4 1x6) SR: 40.90

India 379/6   Yuvraj Singh 27 (66b 3x4 1x6)
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150  | Overs 151-200
Series Results
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Match drawn
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India won by 6 wickets
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Photos

Dec 23, 2008

India's post-match celebrations, India v England, 2nd Test, Mohali, 5th day, December 23, 2008

India's post-match celebrations in Mohali

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Dec 23, 2008

Mahendra Singh Dhoni with his trophies, India v England, 2nd Test, Mohali, 5th day, December 23, 2008

Mahendra Singh Dhoni with his trophies

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