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)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150
  • Overs 151-200
0.1

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, well, well, swing first up for Anderson into the left hander, takes the pad and carries to leg gully. The bowler shouts for lbw, but that was going down the leg side. Promising signs for Anderson, though

0.2

Anderson to Gambhir, FOUR, great response from Gambhir, touch wide outside off stump and he leans into a glorious cover drive...Anderson pitching up to try and find the swing, Gambhir has a super answer to it

0.3

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, straighter this time, clipped off the hip to Ian Bell at leg gully

0.4

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, squared up a touch on off stump as he defends a good length ball to the off side

0.5

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, pushed across outside off stump, Gambhir leaves and the ball carries at waist-height through to Matt Prior

0.6

Anderson to Gambhir, 1 run, comes forward, drops the ball into the off side and takes a quick single to steal the strike for the next over

India 5/0   JM Anderson 1-0-5-0
2.1

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, full on middle, hint of swing into Gambhir and clipped down to mid-on

2.2

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, fired down the leg side, Anderson not quite on the money early on after that promising first ball. He shouldn't be afraid about getting driven, just look at Sehwag's dismissal

2.3

Anderson to Gambhir, 2 runs, too straight again, clipped nicely off the pads through square leg

2.4

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, that's better from Anderson, back of a length outside off stump and Gambhir pushed away from his body feeling for it

2.5

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, full on middle stump, sweetly driven down to mid-on who is quite close and gets down quickly to make the save

2.6

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, picks out mid-on again, Pietersen completes the fielding

India 8/1   JM Anderson 2-0-7-0
4.1

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, skips into line and defends from off stump square on the off side

4.2

Anderson to Gambhir, 1 leg bye, wrong line from Anderson, on leg stump and it takes Gambhir's thigh pad to where leg gully was previously standing

4.3

Anderson to Dravid, 1 run, pushed into the off side, some confusion over the single as Dravid wants to get off the mark, but in the end they make it safely...Dravid trying hard to get a big stride in against the new ball

4.4

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, a good nut from Anderson, flies past the outside edge from a good length. It went late of the seam and left Gambhir poking at it

4.5

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, fuller on middle and off, pushed strongly up to mid-on...Anderson needs to keep the ball pitched up

4.6

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, well fielded by Anderson in his follow through, a punchy straight drive from Gambhir comes right off the middle, but the bowler gets down well with his right hand to save the runs

India 10/1   JM Anderson 3-0-8-0
6.1

Anderson to Gambhir, 1 no ball, good line on middle and off, defended down the pitch, but Anderson oversteps

6.1

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, short ball over middle and leg, Gambhir ducks down out of danger

6.2

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, back of a length, Gambhir hops into line and defends from the top of the bounce into the off side

6.3

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, angling across the left hander, a touch of seam movement takes it a little wider through to the wicketkeeper

6.4

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, another bouncer, too short really from Anderson and Gambhir can easily duck down again...better to pitch the ball up at the moment

6.5

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, good line outside off, Gambhir shoulders arms...certainly looks like the batsmen can trust the bounce early on, nice carry through to Prior

6.6

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, defended into the off side, tight over from Anderson but his length was a touch short

India 11/1   JM Anderson 4-0-9-0
8.1

Anderson to Dravid, no run, back of a length, comes back into Dravid a touch who jumps tall in the crease and defends under his nose

8.2

Anderson to Dravid, no run, defended down to the man under the helmet, Ian Bell, fielding very close on the off side...that's a good position with Dravid lunging forward a lot

8.3

Anderson to Dravid, no run, this one is wide enough that Dravid can let it go outside off

8.4

Anderson to Dravid, 1 run, close for Dravid, dragged a little short and he goes for the pull and gets a top edge but it loops safely between square leg and fine leg as two fielders converge...is that a bit of a luck for Dravid?

8.5

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, defended with a hop into the off side

8.6

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, pushed into the off side to end the over, the batsmen having to be on their guard early on

India 13/1   JM Anderson 5-0-10-0
15.1

Anderson to Gambhir, 2 runs, worked into the on side, Bell gives chase and fires in a low return as Gambhir scrambles back for a tight second

15.2

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, back and across, decides to leave late and Anderson gives a groan, but well judged

15.3

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, outside off and left

15.4

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, patted into the on side, Anderson stops with his boot, Bell mops up

15.5

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, elbow high, a very correct defensive shot

15.6

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, fullish, driven but Pietersen at mid-off is equal to it.

India 37/1   JM Anderson 6-0-12-0
17.1

Anderson to Dravid, no run, he shapes to drive but gets tangled up and does well to squeeze the ball to Pietersen at mid-off

17.2

Anderson to Dravid, no run, confidently forward and steered to backward point

17.3

Anderson to Dravid, no run, another big and bold stride, this time he leaves

17.4

Anderson to Dravid, no run, back, he tries to force the ball off the back foot but gets a thick edge and Anderson fields

17.5

Anderson to Dravid, FOUR, short and pulled with real power behind square, four all the way

17.6

Anderson to Dravid, no run, outside off stump and left

India 42/1   JM Anderson 7-0-16-0
38.1

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, on off stump, defended to the leg side

38.2

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, pushed across the left hander, outside off and left alone

38.3

Anderson to Gambhir, FOUR, cut away over the gully, a touch wide from Anderson and Gambhir went hard at it...was well over the fielder and down to third man. Not like the tentative poke in Chennai, no chance of a catch

38.4

Anderson to Gambhir, FOUR, and again, almost identical, goes up and over the slip cordon away to third man...it's too wide from Anderson, allowing Gambhir to free his arms

38.5

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, tighter line, just outside off stump, Gambhir leaves alone after getting eight off the last two balls

38.6

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, full and wide outside off stump, carries through very low to Prior tumbling in front of first slip...a fairly poor over from Anderson on his return

India 114/1   JM Anderson 8-0-24-0
40.1

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, outside off, left alone through to Prior

40.2

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, angling across Gambhir, too wide to make him play this time

40.3

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, tighter line to off stump, but Gambhir is seeing it well and confident to where his off stump is, let's it go easily

40.4

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, same again from Anderson and Gambhir, the batsman not interesting it chasing outside off in this over

40.5

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, five balls left in a row, now, as Anderson pushes another outside off stump...can he make him play with the last ball?

40.6

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, and he has been able to leave all six in that over, a bit of a waste but it at least keeps the scoring down.

India 114/1   JM Anderson 9-1-24-0
42.1

Anderson to Dravid, no run, goes back into his crease, defends straight back down the pitch

42.2

Anderson to Dravid, no run, on off stump, hint of shape in, defended out to midwicket

42.3

Anderson to Dravid, no run, outside off, Dravid meets it with a big stride towards the ball...he's growing in confidence all the time

42.4

Anderson to Dravid, 1 run, goes back this time, punches into the covers to the left of the fielder and rotates the strike

42.5

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, outside off stump, another leave from Gambhir who is sticking to his gameplan

42.6

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, fuller outside off, a driveable length, but Gambhir isn't interested

India 116/1   JM Anderson 10-1-25-0
44.1

Anderson to Gambhir, 1 run, turned off middle stump wide of mid-on, Pietersen skips round to keep it to a single

44.2

Anderson to Dravid, no run, outside off, defended firmly into the covers...that bat is looking wider and wider

44.3

Anderson to Dravid, no run, comes half forward to this one, pushed into the covers

44.4

Anderson to Dravid, no run, aims full at middle, sweetly punched down to mid-on who has a shy at the non-striker's stumps and hits...but Gambhir hadn't gone anywhere. He just wanted some target practice

44.5

Anderson to Dravid, no run, outside off and left alone

44.6

Anderson to Dravid, no run, doesn't make Dravid play with the final ball of the over, a reasonably tight effort that time from Anderson as England try to build some pressure

India 119/1   JM Anderson 11-1-26-0
46.1

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, nicely bowled, close to off stump and Gambhir nearly plays but leaves at the last minute

46.2

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, pushed across outside off stump, carries at ankle height to Prior

46.3

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, left again, this is a game of patience between batsman and bowler...who will crack first?

46.4

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, full on off stump, brings a shot this time as Gambhir drives down to mid-off

46.5

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, defended from middle and off back to Anderson in his follow through

46.6

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, confident shot, whipped from off stump into the leg side but straight to Pietersen at a wide mid-on

India 120/1   JM Anderson 12-2-26-0
67.1

Anderson to Gambhir, 2 runs, stand on his toes and whips the ball into the leg side, Panesar fields on the run at fine leg but can't prevent Gambhir reaching his fourth Test hundred

67.2

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, outside off and left

67.3

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, speared across the left-hander and Gambhir leaves

67.4

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, outside off stump and no stroke

67.5

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, too wide still to cause any problems to Gambhir who leaves it

67.6

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, back and defensively punched to mid-off where Pietersen fields

India 171/1   JM Anderson 13-2-28-0
69.1

Anderson to Dravid, 1 no ball, punched into the covers, Anderson overstepped so will have to bowl it again

69.1

Anderson to Dravid, no run, dragged down outside off, Dravid cuts but can't find a gap in the off side...Alastair Cook tumbles to make the save

69.2

Anderson to Dravid, no run, nicely bowled, came back into Dravid who had to be quick to defend and was in a slightly awkward position...however, it was solid in the end

69.3

Anderson to Dravid, no run, nicely driven, again some shape from Anderson but Dravid meets it with a broad bat

69.4

Anderson to Dravid, no run, defended into the off side, there are five fielders around from point to mid-off so not many gaps

69.5

Anderson to Dravid, no run, all defence from Dravid, back of a length and played back towards the bowler

69.6

Anderson to Dravid, no run, fuller on off stump, driven down to mid-off

India 177/1   JM Anderson 14-2-29-0
71.1

Anderson to Dravid, no run, full outside off, Dravid leans into a drive but again picks out the cover fielder

71.2

Anderson to Dravid, no run, wide outside off, Dravid happy to play for the close now which can't be too far away as the light fades

71.3

Anderson to Dravid, no run, ooh, nearly for England, Dravid tries to leave but gets a bottom edge and the ball falls short of Strauss at first slip

71.4

Anderson to Dravid, no run, brilliantly bowled, swings back late and almost cleans up Dravid who went to leave it and came down late with the bat...wasn't near the ball and it nearly took off stump. That moved very late

71.5

Anderson to Dravid, no run, on off stump, nicely bowled again, this one holds the line and Dravid defends to cover

71.6

Anderson to Dravid, no run, ends a fine over as Dravid defends to cover, Anderson could easily have struck in those six balls

India 179/1   JM Anderson 15-3-29-0
80.1

Anderson to Dravid, no run, outside off stump, defended at the top of the bounce to the off side

80.2

Anderson to Dravid, no run, ooh, nearly the breakthrough, as Dravid defends on the back foot and almost gets an inside edge into his stumps

80.3

Anderson to Dravid, FOUR, well bowled, squared up by some late swing, Dravid looking to play to the leg side and he gets an outside edge which flies wide of gully down to third man...nice bowling from Anderson, but the 200 is up

80.4

Anderson to Dravid, FOUR, width outside off this time, a controlled steer down to third man and that boundary brings up the 200 partnership and it's a new record for India against England

80.5

Anderson to Dravid, 1 run, straighter and tucked into the leg side

80.6

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, well bowled, tight on off stump and Gambhir goes for the cut. A dangerous shot and he nearly drags it into his stumps, but managed to chop the ball to point

India 207/1   JM Anderson 16-3-38-0
82.1

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, outside off, going across Gambhir, left alone

82.2

Anderson to Gambhir, 1 run, on leg stump, inside edge into his pad and runs back of square on the leg side

82.3

Anderson to Dravid, no run, well bowled, perfect line outside off and it beats a tentative forward push from Dravid

82.4

Anderson to Dravid, no run, on off stump, defended into the off side

82.5

Anderson to Dravid, no run, flash and a miss from Dravid, it was wide enough for the cut but the ball flies over the top edge through to Prior

82.6

Anderson to Dravid, no run, defended with an open face out to backward point

India 216/1   JM Anderson 17-3-39-0
84.1

Anderson to Dravid, no run, gets behind the line and defends back to the bowler

84.2

Anderson to Dravid, no run, outside off, Dravid stays on the back foot and punches to cover

84.3

Anderson to Dravid, no run, full on off stump, forced back to Anderson who then pretends to throw the ball back at Dravid

84.4

Anderson to Dravid, no run, well bowled, squared up again on middle stump, the late swing taking the outside edge as Dravid comes across the line of the ball

84.5

Anderson to Dravid, no run, thuds into the pads and rolls onto the leg side, may actually have missed the pad because Dravid looks in a bit of pain

84.6

Anderson to Dravid, FOUR, nicely bowled again, but no fortune for Anderson as the outside edge flies wide of second slip (wouldn't have carried to a third slip) and down to third man. Takes Dravid into the 90s

India 226/1   JM Anderson 18-3-43-0
86.1

Anderson to Dravid, 3 runs, forced away through the off side, a nice shot from Dravid off the back foot with good timing

86.2

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, full and outside off, Gambhir not interested

86.3

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, tighter to off stump, a well-judged leave from Gambhir

86.4

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, well bowled, that was mighty close to off stump as Gambhir shoulders arms

86.5

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, on off stump, opens the face and drops the ball to gully with soft hands

86.6

Anderson to Gambhir, 1 run, takes the inside and runs backward of square so Gambhir keeps the strike

India 230/1   JM Anderson 19-3-47-0
88.1

Anderson to Dravid, 2 runs, whipped off middle and off, not quite timed but there's time for two as Ian Bell chases from midwicket...takes Dravid to 98

88.2

Anderson to Dravid, no run, takes the outside edge on off stump, runs along the ground to gully

88.3

Anderson to Dravid, no run, good bouncer, angling in over middle and leg, however Dravid calmly goes down on his knees

88.4

Anderson to Dravid, no run, worked off the stumps to midwicket

88.5

Anderson to Dravid, no run, driving with hard hands to a full ball on off stump, another edgy shot that runs along the ground

88.6

Anderson to Dravid, 1 leg bye, drifting onto leg stump, takes the pad down to fine leg so Dravid stays on 98

India 239/1   JM Anderson 20-3-49-0
90.1

Anderson to Dravid, no run, outside off and the calmest of leaves

90.2

Anderson to Dravid, no run, very full and threatening to swing, so the Wall meets it with the broadest of forward defensives

90.3

Anderson to Dravid, 1 run, on the pads, whipped away, and there it is! Test century No. 26 for Rahul Dravid, his first since March and arguably one of the most personally important of his career.

90.4

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, defended back down the pitch

90.5

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, Anderson fields in his followthrough, as England now sense oblivion

90.6

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, short, and Gambhir ducks. That's another over ticked off

India 241/1   JM Anderson 21-3-50-0
92.1

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, short, and left alone

92.2

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, drawn forward and defended. England are toiling manfully, but it's all looking a bit futile for them now

92.3

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, outside off and a rash swing - forgiveable in the circumstances I guess. Not a lot of foot movement though

92.4

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, lovely delivery, hits the seam and cuts back into the left-hander, sawing him in half, between bat and body

92.5

Anderson to Gambhir, no run

92.6

Anderson to Gambhir, FOUR, that's a waste at the end of a cracking over. Short, wide, and flogged through point for a welcome boundary

India 247/1   JM Anderson 22-3-54-0
106.1

Anderson to Gambhir, 1 run, wide and dabbed to third man where Panesar fields and a fairly accurate return gets a mild roar of approval from some of the Barmy Army

106.2

Anderson to Dravid, no run, forward, high elbow and head right over the ball, defended into the off side

106.3

Anderson to Dravid, no run, back and defended a few yards into the leg side, Anderson changes direction and fields

106.4

Anderson to Dravid, no run, slightly short, Dravid on his toes and pushes to Cook in the covers

106.5

Anderson to Dravid, no run, full length at 87mph, well dug out

106.6

Anderson to Dravid, no run, very correct defensive prod into the covers and he holds the pose for a second or two

India 310/1   JM Anderson 23-3-55-0
108.1

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, outside off and Gambhir flicks his bat out of the way as the ball passes

108.2

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, steps to leg and aims a wild swish

108.3

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, another expansive shot, this time a drive, but he again misses

108.4

Anderson to Gambhir, 2 runs, banged in, pulled to deep backward square, Flintoff chases round from long leg, fields one-handed on the bend and fires in a pinpoint return

108.5

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, back and cut square on the off side, Collingwood fields

108.6

Anderson to Gambhir, FOUR, wide and slashes inches over a leaping Collingwood at backward point

India 319/1   JM Anderson 24-3-61-0
110.1

Anderson to Dravid, no run, slight movement into Dravid who is drawn forward to defend

110.2

Anderson to Dravid, no run, pushes square on the off side

110.3

Anderson to Dravid, no run, pushes hard off the back foot to Collingwood at backward point

110.4

Anderson to Dravid, 2 runs, back and tucked through midwicket, Broad has a long way to run from wide mid-on and they amble back for the second

110.5

Anderson to Dravid, FOUR, that's about as good a cut as you will see, wide but a decent length, he waits and uses the pace of the ball and clinical timing ... the ball fizzes to the boundary just behind square

110.6

Anderson to Dravid, no run, back to the impenetrable defence to the clear frustration of Anderson who looks as if the weight of the world is on his shoulders

India 326/2   JM Anderson 25-3-67-0
112.1

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, outside off, pushed square

112.2

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, two feet outside off, Tendulkar almost disdainfully allows it to pass

112.3

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, banged in, Tendulkar sees it early and ducks low

112.4

Anderson to Tendulkar, 1 run, back, steered to the left of gully, Swann in the deep fields

112.5

Anderson to Dravid, no run, very wide, Dravid aims a slash with no foot movement and misses

112.6

Anderson to Dravid, no run, a rare one that actually beat the bat, outside off, Dravid poked and whipped the bat out of the way after the ball had passed

India 328/2   JM Anderson 26-3-68-0
114.1

Anderson to Laxman, no run, short and Laxman ducks very low

114.2

Anderson to Laxman, no run, on his toes and dropped into the off side

114.3

Anderson to Laxman, no run, another short one and again Laxman forced to take evasive action

114.4

Anderson to Laxman, no run, slightly short, not enough that Laxman can duck, he goes back and turns the ball to leg - 138mph/86kph

114.5

Anderson to Laxman, no run, that's an excellent bouncer, Laxman drops to his haunches and swishes his head of the way very late

114.6

Anderson to Laxman, no run, and another one - that's four in the over - and Laxman sways out the way

India 329/3   JM Anderson 27-4-68-0
116.1

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, very loose flick off his feet, done by the slower ball, it loops towards short midwicket where Flintoff is slow to react and it bounces fractionally in front of him as he falls rather than dives

116.2

Anderson to Tendulkar, 1 run, back into his crease, helped off his hips behind square on the leg

116.3

Anderson to Laxman, no run, slightly short on off stump, an awkward-looking fend more than a genuine defensive shot as he got slightly muddled

116.4

Anderson to Laxman, no run, driven from the crease with a flourish but no power to short extra cover

116.5

Anderson to Laxman, no run, short but wide and Laxman back and watches it through

116.6

Anderson to Laxman, no run, and another one that forces the batsman to play on the back foot

India 331/3   JM Anderson 28-4-69-0
146.1

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, turned into the on side

146.2

Anderson to Dhoni, FOUR, much too wide and steered square on the off, threaded between the fielders and the England fielders leave retrieval to one of the ball boys

146.3

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, played on the shuffle to mid-off

146.4

Anderson to Dhoni, FOUR, back and a wristy drive wide of Pietersen at mid-off, no effort but superbly timed and another ball boy earns his day's keep

146.5

Anderson to Dhoni, OUT, 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

MS Dhoni c sub (OA Shah) b Anderson 29 (101m 73b 3x4 0x6) SR: 39.72

146.6

Anderson to Khan, no run, full outside off, driven back to the bowler

India 418/7   JM Anderson 29-4-77-1
148.1

Anderson to Mishra, no run, short ball over off stump, Mishra sways down and the ball doesn't carry to Prior

148.2

Anderson to Mishra, no run, short ball into the body, well played down in front of leg gully

148.3

Anderson to Mishra, no run, on middle, defended back to Anderson in his follow through

148.4

Anderson to Mishra, 1 run, hint of inswing, well driven towards mid-on where the ball is parried by Broad and they take a single

148.5

Anderson to Khan, no run, driven into the covers, they rotate the strike again

148.6

Anderson to Khan, no run, back of a length on off stump, defended square on the off side

India 420/8   JM Anderson 30-4-78-1
150.1

Anderson to Khan, no run, beaten outside off, bit of flat-footed push

150.2

Anderson to Khan, FOUR, well played, picks that gap at point and forced away to the boundary off the back foot...the runs continue to flow

150.3

Anderson to Khan, 1 run, opens the face and finds third man, hint of swing but not much on offer

150.4

Anderson to Mishra, 1 run, picks up another single to third man

150.5

Anderson to Khan, no run, good slower-ball yorker, but well dug out by Zaheer

150.6

Anderson to Khan, no run, back of a length, hint of shape into the batsman, defended into the off side

India 436/8   JM Anderson 31-4-84-1
152.1

Anderson to Khan, no run, full outside off, defended into the gully area, Zaheer determined to keep the strike although Mishra wanted a single

152.2

Anderson to Khan, no run, pushed into the covers

152.3

Anderson to Khan, no run, swing and a miss outside off stump, no footwork

152.4

Anderson to Khan, no run, defended from off stump into the off side

152.5

Anderson to Khan, no run, angling into Zaheer with a hint of swing, pushed out to cover

152.6

Anderson to Khan, no run, fuller on off stump, played comfortably into the covers

India 442/8   JM Anderson 32-5-84-1
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