Pakistan tour of India, 2nd Test: India v Pakistan at Kolkata, Nov 30-Dec 4, 2007
Match drawn
30 November, 1,2,3,4 December 2007 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150
  • Overs 151-200

Toss India have won the toss and have chosen to bat on a dry wicket that promises to turn later in the game.

Younis Khan is the acting captain as Shoaib Malik is injured his ankle while playing football. And that's the only change. India go in with the winning combination.

Pakistan would breathe a sigh of relief that Shoaib Akthar and Sami have recovered and fit to play. So we can look forward to a contest.

The pitch, as I told you earlier, looks pretty dry and we have to wait and watch how soon spin comes into effect.

Arun Lal, the former India batsman and the local man, reckons the pitch is not so hard, it could crumble and dust-up from day 3 onwards. He says it looks pretty different from the usual Eden Gardens track. But he reckons that there would be, as always, there would be something for the seamers early on the first day. The pitch here usually doesn't offer that bite that spinners look for; it usually just gets slower and slower. But he is unsure of this track. It might be a crumbler but then, it might not. Again, we will have just wait and watch.

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Right ... all set for the game. Dinesh Kartik and Wasim Jaffer are in and ready to face Shoaib Akthar and co.

And Jaffer pulls out even as Shoaib runs in. Sight screen problems.

0.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Jaffer, no run, 136.4 kmph, short-of-length delivery, lands a touch wide outside off stump and stays in that region. Jaffer lets that one go through to Akmal. Younis Khan is seen shouting words of encouragement from his position at slip

0.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Jaffer, no run, 135.1 kmph, closer to the off stump, on a length, Jaffer shuffles across, covers the off stump and shoulders arms.

0.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Jaffer, 1 run, 144.1 kmph, fuller and closer to the off stump, Jaffer moves forward, a touch slow while doing so, and pushes it into the gap at covers. That's the area to bowl at Jaffer; he is always a little late in leaning forward.

0.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Karthik, no run, the first bouncer of the game. Climbs over the middle stump and Kartik just ducks under

0.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Karthik, 1 run, fuller, on the stumps, drifting towards middle and leg and Kartik gets off the mark with a tickle past square leg.

0.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Jaffer, no run, bangs it in short of length, just outside off stump, Jaffer taps it towards backward point.

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End of over 1 (2 runs) India 2/0

    • W Jaffer 1 (4b)
    • KD Karthik 1 (2b)
    • Shoaib Akhtar 1-0-2-0
1.1

Sohail Tanvir to Karthik, OUT, Kartik's woes continues. Again out cheaply. Full and angling away from Kartik who pushed at with an open face of the bat and edges it to low to second slip. There was not much much foot movement, he just pushed at it. He scored runs in England but they have dried up in India. Gambhir has just hit a big ton in the Ranji Trophy and is breathing down his neck. The pressure will be immense on Kartik when he comes out to bat in the second innings

KD Karthik c Younis Khan b Sohail Tanvir 1 (6m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Enter Rahul Dravid to a familiar position: Another early wicket. Another semi-crisis. The story of his life.

1.2

Sohail Tanvir to Dravid, 2 runs, gets off the mark with a flick past square leg

1.3

Sohail Tanvir to Dravid, no run, angling away from Dravid who shoulders arms

1.4

Sohail Tanvir to Dravid, no run, further outside off stump and going away, left alone.

1.5

Sohail Tanvir to Dravid, no run, again he takes it away from the batsman, again Dravid lets that one go through. One ball left, will he get it in?

1.6

Sohail Tanvir to Dravid, no run, Nope, he again takes it away, Dravid stretches forward and across, covers the off stump and lets it go through to the 'keeper

End of over 2 (2 runs) India 4/1

    • R Dravid 2 (5b)
    • W Jaffer 1 (4b)
    • Sohail Tanvir 1-0-2-1
    • Shoaib Akhtar 1-0-2-0

Good start for Pakistan. Can they push through?

2.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Jaffer, no run, well outside off stump, 140.6 kmph, full and going away, left alone by Jaffer

2.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Jaffer, no run, fullish, on the off and middle, coming in a touch, Jaffer again stays at his crease, just leans forward a touch and drives towards mid-on

2.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Jaffer, FOUR, elegant flick. Full and on the middle and leg, trying to trap him in front but drifting a touch and Jaffer makes full use of it. He just wrists it past square leg

2.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Jaffer, no run, good bouncer: It came in at the body and it didn't bounce as high as Jaffer anticipated and he ducked quickly at the last minute to evade. There is a short-leg in place

2.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Jaffer, no run, not so good this time: A bouncer down the leg side and Akmal dives to gather the ball

Three slips, a gully, a short extra cover and a short-leg in

2.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Jaffer, no run, hits the deck well short of the length and it climbs up, Jaffer stands up on his toes, gets on top of the bounce and defends it in front of him

End of over 3 (4 runs) India 8/1

    • W Jaffer 5 (10b 1x4)
    • R Dravid 2 (5b)
    • Shoaib Akhtar 2-0-6-0
    • Sohail Tanvir 1-0-2-1
3.1

Sohail Tanvir to Dravid, 1 run, full and just outside off stump, trying to hit that outside edge but Dravid takes care to move his feet, stretch across and taps it gently into the cover point region.

3.2

Sohail Tanvir to Jaffer, no run, full again, closer to the off stump and Jaffer pushes it down the track.

Akthar is already down on the ground, near the boundary. He is lying down and doesn't look too well. He is up now. Perhaps, he is just trying to regain his breath but the signal isn't good.

3.3

Sohail Tanvir to Jaffer, 1 no ball, swings down the leg side. The idea was good; he was trying to get it in, in an effort to get a lbw decision

3.3

Sohail Tanvir to Jaffer, no run, shout for lbw but it pitched outside leg stump. It straightened a touch to strike Jaffer on the pad

3.4

Sohail Tanvir to Jaffer, no run, on that middle and leg line, Jaffer flicks it to midwicket. There is a square leg and short midwicket in place, waiting for that uppish flick.

3.5

Sohail Tanvir to Jaffer, FOUR, Lovely shot off the back foot. It was a touch short in length, angling away from Jaffer who leans back to punch it elegantly through covers. Salman Butt and Kaneria run afer it and then comes the comic drama. Salman dives and tries to push it back to Kaneria. Instead the ball hits his body and goes towards the ropes. Another dive and again he ends up pushing it outside the boundary

3.6

Sohail Tanvir to Jaffer, no run, in the zone outside off stump, left alone

End of over 4 (6 runs) India 14/1

    • W Jaffer 9 (16b 2x4)
    • R Dravid 3 (6b)
    • Sohail Tanvir 2-0-8-1
    • Shoaib Akhtar 2-0-6-0
4.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Dravid, no run, coming in from outside off stump, off a length, Dravid moves towards the line and works it to the leg side

4.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Dravid, no run, fuller and outside off stump, Dravid puts the full stretch in, gets close to the line of the ball before letting it go through to Akmal

4.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Dravid, no run, on a length, around off stump, doesn't bounce much and Dravid pushes it away

4.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Dravid, no run, released with a grunt and its 153.2 kmph, full and fast, straight too and Dravid quickly gets his bat down in time to push it to the off side

4.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Dravid, 1 run, Ah! And a 107.6 kmph slower one this time. Nice. It breaks in from outside off stump, Dravid gets a inside-edge off a defensive stroke

4.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Jaffer, no run, from wide of the crease he bangs one short and it climbs chest-high around the off stump line, Jaffer arches back to give him room and extra time to push it away to the off side.

End of over 5 (1 run) India 15/1

    • W Jaffer 9 (17b 2x4)
    • R Dravid 4 (11b)
    • Shoaib Akhtar 3-0-7-0
    • Sohail Tanvir 2-0-8-1
5.1

Sohail Tanvir to Dravid, no run, slanted across Dravid, full and moving away, and Akmal gathers the ball. Three slips in

5.2

Sohail Tanvir to Dravid, no run, again pushed across Dravid who taps it to covers

5.3

Sohail Tanvir to Dravid, no run, beaten On a length this time - he had been bowling a touch fuller than that before - it lands on the middle stump line and shapes away. Dravid pushed at it but did well to go inside the line

5.4

Sohail Tanvir to Dravid, FOUR, lemon cut makes its entry. Unlucky Sohail. It was fuller this time and just outside off stump, Dravid didn't pick the length early and ended up lunging at it; the bat came outside the line and he nicked it past the leg stump

5.5

Sohail Tanvir to Dravid, 1 run, on the stumps this time, worked to the leg side

5.6

Sohail Tanvir to Jaffer, no run

End of over 6 (5 runs) India 20/1

    • W Jaffer 9 (18b 2x4)
    • R Dravid 9 (16b 1x4)
    • Sohail Tanvir 3-0-13-1
    • Shoaib Akhtar 3-0-7-0
6.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Dravid, 1 run, banged it in short, at the body, tucked behind square leg for a single

6.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Jaffer, 1 run, at the ribs, turned to square leg

Raj from USA is furious: "I don't understand you guys. Karthik performed well in England and he failed only in one match here. So you guys started all the rumors. Now you say his woes continue. What is it..... How can one guy perform consistently through out his career. You have to give him more and more chances. Then say.... he is not performing. Now because of you guys (Media) he is under pressure now and got out early. Leave him alone. This is the big problem countrry like ours. You guys wont change..... Media ruin player's career."

Magnificient rant that! Boss, I just said he is under pressure, which he is. That Gambhir is breathing down his neck, which he is. I also mentioned that he scored lots of runs in England. So chill baba chill.

6.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Dravid, no run, short of length and holding its line outside off stump, Dravid plays away from the body and steers it to backward point

6.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Dravid, no run

6.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Dravid, no run, full and just outside the off stump, Dravid leans across and leaves it alone.

Rameez Raja is on the air and informs us that Dravid went to SM Gavaskar last evening and sought his advice on batting. "It was absorbing stuff," stays Rameez.

6.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Dravid, no run, sharp bouncer, on the stumps, at the head and Dravid drops his wrists, gets his bat down as he sways away from the line.

End of over 7 (2 runs) India 22/1

    • R Dravid 10 (21b 1x4)
    • W Jaffer 10 (19b 2x4)
    • Shoaib Akhtar 4-0-9-0
    • Sohail Tanvir 3-0-13-1
7.1

Sohail Tanvir to Jaffer, no run, full and on the stumps, defended on the front foot

Ajay responds: "With so much talent as regular and established opener potential waiting down the line, why we are making Karthik to adjust himself as an opener. I think it will not do any good for him or for Indian team. I think we have the history or rather habit of adjustment and he has performed no doubt but not to the class of a real opener and clearly he is not a long term option . The selectors should look for a permanent option."

7.2

Sohail Tanvir to Jaffer, FOUR, short of length, on the hips and Jaffer flicks it to the square leg boundary

7.3

Sohail Tanvir to Jaffer, no run

7.4

Sohail Tanvir to Jaffer, no run, fullish, outside off, driven to the off side

7.5

Sohail Tanvir to Jaffer, 1 run, Kaneria misfields. Another drive towards mid-off and it went straight to Kaneria but ...

7.6

Sohail Tanvir to Dravid, FOUR, Full in length, outside off stump, angling away, Dravid stretches well forward with an open face of the bat, partly steered, partly edged between gully and backward point.

End of over 8 (9 runs) India 31/1

    • R Dravid 14 (22b 2x4)
    • W Jaffer 15 (24b 3x4)
    • Sohail Tanvir 4-0-22-1
    • Shoaib Akhtar 4-0-9-0

Mohammad Sami comes in to bowl

8.1

Mohammad Sami to Jaffer, 2 runs, lands it on the length, around off stump, moves in towards off and middle, Jaffer works it to midwicket

8.2

Mohammad Sami to Jaffer, no run

8.3

Mohammad Sami to Jaffer, no run, on the off stump line, defended on the front foot

8.4

Mohammad Sami to Jaffer, no run, short and outside off stump, Jaffer cuts and Salman does well to move to his right from backward point and dives to make the stop

8.5

Mohammad Sami to Jaffer, 1 run, banged in short and Jaffer swivels to pull it away to long leg

8.6

Mohammad Sami to Dravid, no run, full in length, just outside off stump, Dravid has it covered and lets Akmal come into play

End of over 9 (3 runs) India 34/1

    • R Dravid 14 (23b 2x4)
    • W Jaffer 18 (29b 3x4)
    • Mohammad Sami 1-0-3-0
    • Sohail Tanvir 4-0-22-1
9.1

Sohail Tanvir to Jaffer, no run, full and angling away, left alone.

9.2

Sohail Tanvir to Jaffer, no run, full in length, on the middle and off, moves towards off and Jaffer leans forward to defend

9.3

Sohail Tanvir to Jaffer, no run, a touch short in length and Jaffer who likes to hang on that back foot, rocks back to punch it through the off side but ends up mistiming it to covers

9.4

Sohail Tanvir to Jaffer, no run, on the stumps, again moving across Jaffer who leans forward well this time and defends close to the body

9.5

Sohail Tanvir to Jaffer, no run, on a length, again angling across and Jaffer steers it to point

9.6

Sohail Tanvir to Jaffer, FOUR, caressed down the ground. Easy on the eye. It was full and just outside off stump, Jaffer leans forward to drive with the full face of the bat and just past the umpire. He took care to get his bat a touch outside the line to cover for the angle away and drove it pleasingly straight.

End of over 10 (4 runs) India 38/1

    • W Jaffer 22 (35b 4x4)
    • R Dravid 14 (23b 2x4)
    • Sohail Tanvir 5-0-26-1
    • Mohammad Sami 1-0-3-0
10.1

Mohammad Sami to Dravid, no run, on the off stump, 138.5 kmph, on a length, Dravid leans across to defend

10.2

Mohammad Sami to Dravid, no run, full and well outside off stump, Dravid is not interested, Akmal has to and gathers it

10.3

Mohammad Sami to Dravid, no run, And again. It's game of patience.

10.4

Mohammad Sami to Dravid, no run, Yet again. This is good stuff from Sami, probably a touch wide than where he wants it to be. But the idea is good. Just keep it there on a length and outside off. But Dravid has shown in his career that he can leave it all day. So It would be better, if Sami gets it a touch closer to the off

10.5

Mohammad Sami to Dravid, no run, deja-vu, jamais-vu and the rest come back as Dravid lets another one go through to Akmal

10.6

Mohammad Sami to Dravid, no run, fuller, closer to the off stump, square driven to point

End of over 11 (maiden) India 38/1

    • R Dravid 14 (29b 2x4)
    • W Jaffer 22 (35b 4x4)
    • Mohammad Sami 2-1-3-0
    • Sohail Tanvir 5-0-26-1
11.1

Sohail Tanvir to Jaffer, 1 leg bye, fullish, on the legs, Jaffer fails to connect with his flick shot and it runs away off the pad

Tanvir goes round the stumps

11.2

Sohail Tanvir to Dravid, no run, lands on a length, outside off and it comes in with the angle, defended to the off side.

Two slips in. Can he make one hold its line outside off?

11.3

Sohail Tanvir to Dravid, no run, full in length, just outside off stump, Dravid goes back and punches it to covers

11.4

Sohail Tanvir to Dravid, no run, from wide, round the stumps, full and on the middle, Dravid works it with the angle to the leg side.

11.5

Sohail Tanvir to Dravid, FOUR, gift and Dravid rips it open with glee. It was full, on the legs and remember it was bowled from round the stumps and Dravid just bat to ball and it raced through midwicket

11.6

Sohail Tanvir to Dravid, no run, drifting down the leg side and Dravid fails to connect this time.

Drinks on the field.

End of over 12 (5 runs) India 43/1

    • R Dravid 18 (34b 3x4)
    • W Jaffer 22 (36b 4x4)
    • Sohail Tanvir 6-0-30-1
    • Mohammad Sami 2-1-3-0
12.1

Mohammad Sami to Jaffer, no run, full in length just outside off stump, square driven to point

Tons of mails have poured in on the Karthik -Gambhir- Yuvraj singh issue. Too many to put up and I wonder whether its too early too. Let's wait for the second innings. Kartik would be hoping that he scores a big one there.

12.2

Mohammad Sami to Jaffer, no run

12.3

Mohammad Sami to Jaffer, (no ball) 1 run, on the off stump line, pushed to left of mid-off for a single

12.3

Mohammad Sami to Dravid, no run, the battle resumes. Sami to Dravid. The line remains outside off stump and the response remains the same: leaves it alone

12.4

Mohammad Sami to Dravid, no run, Yep, another one in that zone and again Dravid lets it go past him

12.5

Mohammad Sami to Dravid, no run, just outside off stump and Dravid stretches to play this one to the off side

12.6

Mohammad Sami to Dravid, no run, again in that corridor and Dravid plants his left foot across, covers his off stump and shoulders arms. Good contest this.

End of over 13 (2 runs) India 45/1

    • R Dravid 18 (38b 3x4)
    • W Jaffer 23 (39b 4x4)
    • Mohammad Sami 3-1-5-0
    • Sohail Tanvir 6-0-30-1
13.1

Danish Kaneria to Jaffer, 1 run, flighted delivery, outside off stump, driven to left of mid-off

slip and silly point in

13.2

Danish Kaneria to Dravid, no run, leans forward to drive to short cover

13.3

Danish Kaneria to Dravid, FOUR, low dipping full toss and Dravid drives through covers

13.4

Danish Kaneria to Dravid, no run, lands on the off and middle, turns away, pushed to covers

13.5

Danish Kaneria to Dravid, no run, better line. On the middle stump and Dravid got his bat well in front of his body to defend. Had it turned more, Kaneria could have been in business.

13.6

Danish Kaneria to Dravid, no run, turning away from the middle and off line, tapped to backward point

HRG, our statistician, says : "This is Kaneria's 50th Test, making it him the 25th Pakistani cricketer to play 50 or more Tests"

End of over 14 (5 runs) India 50/1

    • R Dravid 22 (43b 4x4)
    • W Jaffer 24 (40b 4x4)
    • Danish Kaneria 1-0-5-0
    • Mohammad Sami 3-1-5-0
14.1

Mohammad Sami to Jaffer, no run, short and just outside off stump, Jaffer plays it with an horizontal bat to backward point

14.2

Mohammad Sami to Jaffer, 1 run, probing delivery. It was full in length, landed outside off stump and moved in, Jaffer is late on the drive and makes contact with the inner half of the bat and it rolls towards midwicket.

14.3

Mohammad Sami to Dravid, 1 run, a touch short in length, again moving in from outside off, Dravid goes back to push it to the on side

14.4

Mohammad Sami to Jaffer, no run, beaten It gets better for Sami. It landed on a length, just outside off stump and shaped away and that late movement beats Jaffer who wafts inside the line

Our scorer, Raghav, chips in: "Jaffer, when he reached 24, scored his 1500th run in Test cricket"

14.5

Mohammad Sami to Jaffer, 2 runs, a touch too short in length and Jaffer punches it through covers and who is fielding there? It's Kaneria, who moves slowly to his right and misfields.

14.6

Mohammad Sami to Jaffer, no run, fuller this time and driven to mid-off

End of over 15 (4 runs) India 54/1

    • W Jaffer 27 (45b 4x4)
    • R Dravid 23 (44b 4x4)
    • Mohammad Sami 4-1-9-0
    • Danish Kaneria 1-0-5-0
15.1

Danish Kaneria to Dravid, no run, floated on the middle stump line, Dravid leans forward and defends it down the track

15.2

Danish Kaneria to Dravid, 1 run, short in length and Dravid backs away to make room and cuts it to Yousuf at deep point

15.3

Danish Kaneria to Jaffer, 1 run, fuller, on the middle stump line, Jaffer wrists it to right of mid-on where Shoaib doesn't make a clean stop

15.4

Danish Kaneria to Dravid, no run, on the middle stump, Dravid gets his bat from outside the line to cover for the turn and defends down the track

15.5

Danish Kaneria to Dravid, no run, leans forward to drive to mid-off

15.6

Danish Kaneria to Dravid, FOUR, GRV would be proud. A fab late cut. It was floated around that off stump and Dravid rocked back to cut it between backward point and the slip fielder. Ala GR Vishwanath.

End of over 16 (6 runs) India 60/1

    • R Dravid 28 (49b 5x4)
    • W Jaffer 28 (46b 4x4)
    • Danish Kaneria 2-0-11-0
    • Mohammad Sami 4-1-9-0
16.1

Mohammad Sami to Jaffer, no run, on a length, on the middle and leg, turned to Yousuf who is standing to left of the square-leg umpire

16.2

Mohammad Sami to Jaffer, no run, well outside off stump and Jaffer is not interested. If it can it get closer, stick to the same length, it could get interesting. Jaffer doesn't quite have the same patience level of Dravid and he might play his shots

16.3

Mohammad Sami to Jaffer, no run, around the off stump this time but a tad too full and Jaffer drives to mid-off

16.4

Mohammad Sami to Jaffer, no run, 137 kmph delivery that cuts in from outside off stump, Jaffer doesn't offer a stroke. Younis Khan, the captain, is standing at mid-off

16.5

Mohammad Sami to Jaffer, 1 run, There we go again. Another misfield by Kaneria at covers. A touch short in length, punched straight to Kaneria who lets it go through his legs. Sami is disappointed. Can't blame him.

16.6

Mohammad Sami to Dravid, no run, back to that line - just outside off stump and Dravid lets that one go past him

End of over 17 (1 run) India 61/1

    • R Dravid 28 (50b 5x4)
    • W Jaffer 29 (51b 4x4)
    • Mohammad Sami 5-1-10-0
    • Danish Kaneria 2-0-11-0
17.1

Danish Kaneria to Jaffer, 1 run, flatter this time, on the off stump, Jaffer leans forward, taps it close on the off side, towards cover point and they rush across for a quick single. Slip and silly point in

17.2

Danish Kaneria to Dravid, 2 runs, on the leg and middle this time, Dravid tucks it deftly to fine leg

17.3

Danish Kaneria to Dravid, no run, on the stumps, on the length, defended on the front foot

17.4

Danish Kaneria to Dravid, no run, fullish, on the middle stump line, driven to mid-on

17.5

Danish Kaneria to Dravid, no run, lands on the leg stump, spins in and pushed to silly point

17.6

Danish Kaneria to Dravid, 1 run, a touch short in length, turning away from off stump, cut to Yousuf at sweeper cover

End of over 18 (4 runs) India 65/1

    • R Dravid 31 (55b 5x4)
    • W Jaffer 30 (52b 4x4)
    • Danish Kaneria 3-0-15-0
    • Mohammad Sami 5-1-10-0
18.1

Mohammad Sami to Dravid, no run, Change of programming from Sami. He hits the deck short of length and it climbs up just outside off stump and defended away.

18.2

Mohammad Sami to Dravid, no run, again short of length, outside off stump, cut to point. Has Sami withdrawn from that 'full and just outside off' contest? Has he lost patience or is he just trying to mix-up. Let's see.

18.3

Mohammad Sami to Dravid, 1 run, a bouncer at the left shoulder and Dravid stands up tall and tucks it behind square leg

18.4

Mohammad Sami to Jaffer, FOUR, Imperious on-the-up drive through cover. It was short in length, outside off stump, Jaffer stands up tall as he leans back and punches it through cover point

18.5

Mohammad Sami to Jaffer, FOUR, A pull this time. Sami lands it short and Jaffer swivels off the front foot to pull it past square leg

18.6

Mohammad Sami to Jaffer, no run, outside off stump, left alone

Over to Binoy George for a brief while

End of over 19 (9 runs) India 74/1

    • W Jaffer 38 (55b 6x4)
    • R Dravid 32 (58b 5x4)
    • Mohammad Sami 6-1-19-0
    • Danish Kaneria 3-0-15-0

Thanks Sriram

19.1

Danish Kaneria to Dravid, no run, nicely tossed up on the off stump, comes forward and defends

19.2

Danish Kaneria to Dravid, 1 run, swept gently to square leg.

19.3

Danish Kaneria to Jaffer, no run, tossed up outside the off stump, Jaffer moves forward and pushes back down the track.

19.4

Danish Kaneria to Jaffer, no run, a touch short this time, Jaffer moves back and pushes to cover.

19.5

Danish Kaneria to Jaffer, 2 runs, bad line this time, tossed up outside the leg stump, Jaffer turns it around to deep-square leg.

19.6

Danish Kaneria to Jaffer, no run, defended to the on side.

End of over 20 (3 runs) India 77/1

    • W Jaffer 40 (59b 6x4)
    • R Dravid 33 (60b 5x4)
    • Danish Kaneria 4-0-18-0
    • Mohammad Sami 6-1-19-0

Sami continues with two slips and a gully in place.

20.1

Mohammad Sami to Dravid, 1 run, pushes to the on side for a single.

a wide lone slip for Jaffer

20.2

Mohammad Sami to Jaffer, no run, short delivery, Jaffer up on his toes and defends to the on side.

20.3

Mohammad Sami to Jaffer, 1 run, good wrist and footwork, works it nicely in front of square leg for a single.

20.4

Mohammad Sami to Dravid, no run, defended on the front foot to mid-off.

20.5

Mohammad Sami to Dravid, no run, good ball swinging in, Dravid moves forward and defends it down the track.

20.6

Mohammad Sami to Dravid, no run, good ball back of a length and coming in, Dravid defends down on the track from the crease.

End of over 21 (2 runs) India 79/1

    • R Dravid 34 (64b 5x4)
    • W Jaffer 41 (61b 6x4)
    • Mohammad Sami 7-1-21-0
    • Danish Kaneria 4-0-18-0
21.1

Danish Kaneria to Jaffer, 3 runs, nicely worked in front of square leg for couple of runs, the throw from the deep strikes the stumps at the non-strikers end, it deflects away, they get an overthrow.

21.2

Danish Kaneria to Dravid, no run, moves back and punches to the off side.

21.3

Danish Kaneria to Dravid, no run, moves back and punches to the on side.

21.4

Danish Kaneria to Dravid, no run, cuts off the back foot to cover.

21.5

Danish Kaneria to Dravid, no run, driven to mid-on.

21.6

Danish Kaneria to Dravid, no run, tossed up outside the leg stump, Dravid waits for the spin and turns it to the on side.

End of over 22 (3 runs) India 82/1

    • R Dravid 34 (69b 5x4)
    • W Jaffer 44 (62b 6x4)
    • Danish Kaneria 5-0-21-0
    • Mohammad Sami 7-1-21-0

Sohail Tanvir comes back for his second spell, comes round the wicket

22.1

Sohail Tanvir to Jaffer, FOUR, lovely back foot punch shot, picks up the short delivery early, moves back and drive s through covers for a boundary.

22.2

Sohail Tanvir to Jaffer, FOUR, this time he pitches it up, Jaffer upto it, drives wonderfully well down the ground to long on fence, brings up his 50! in style.

back over the wicket

22.3

Sohail Tanvir to Jaffer, FOUR, pitches it short once again, rocks on the back foot and punches in front of point to the fence, lovely shot, three in three for Jaffer.

22.4

Sohail Tanvir to Jaffer, no run, good ball this time, defends to the off side

22.5

Sohail Tanvir to Jaffer, FOUR, another lovely shot, good wrist, works it neatly through midwicket, the fielder chases in vain, the ball beats him to the fence.

22.6

Sohail Tanvir to Jaffer, no run, watchfully defends on the front foot to mid-off.

16 runs of the over, four boundaries.

It is now back to Sriram

End of over 23 (16 runs) India 98/1

    • W Jaffer 60 (68b 10x4)
    • R Dravid 34 (69b 5x4)
    • Sohail Tanvir 7-0-46-1
    • Danish Kaneria 5-0-21-0

Thanks Binoy

23.1

Danish Kaneria to Dravid, no run, on the middle and off stump line, turning away, pushed to cover

23.2

Danish Kaneria to Dravid, no run, flighted full, just outside leg stump and Dravid gets outside the line and drives down the track

23.3

Danish Kaneria to Dravid, no run, flatter, on the middle stump line, pushed back down the track. Rudi Koertzen checks Kaneria;s follow through. He is getting worried about the marks on the danger area

23.4

Danish Kaneria to Dravid, no run, on the leg stump line, runs off the pad to the leg side

23.5

Danish Kaneria to Dravid, no run, flighted on the middle and leg, driven to mid-on

23.6

Danish Kaneria to Dravid, no run, again on that line, defended on the off stump line.

Good contest there, he is trying to make him drive across the turn and constantly pitching on the middle and leg, Dravid has driven to mid-on and has resisted from playing it towards midwicket

End of over 24 (maiden) India 98/1

    • R Dravid 34 (75b 5x4)
    • W Jaffer 60 (68b 10x4)
    • Danish Kaneria 6-1-21-0
    • Sohail Tanvir 7-0-46-1
24.1

Sohail Tanvir to Jaffer, no run, on the stumps, flicked to midwicket

24.2

Sohail Tanvir to Jaffer, no run, full and pushing across Jaffer who drives to mid-off

24.3

Sohail Tanvir to Jaffer, no run, slower one - loopy full toss on the middle and leg, Jaffer was surprised and manages to push it away to the leg side.

24.4

Sohail Tanvir to Jaffer, no run, length delivery on the off stump line, Jaffer goes on the back foot and punches it to cover. He seems to have lots of time when he plays off the back foot. You need to hit a fuller length to him

24.5

Sohail Tanvir to Jaffer, no run, full in length, just outside off and Jaffer is late on the front foot and ends up mistiming it towards mid-off

wide slip in place

24.6

Sohail Tanvir to Jaffer, no run, on the off stump, short of length and Jaffer sits on that back foot and punches it to mid-off

End of over 25 (maiden) India 98/1

    • W Jaffer 60 (74b 10x4)
    • R Dravid 34 (75b 5x4)
    • Sohail Tanvir 8-1-46-1
    • Danish Kaneria 6-1-21-0
25.1

Danish Kaneria to Dravid, 1 run, googly from outside off stump but short in length and Dravid cuts it to left of Yousuf at sweeper cover

25.2

Danish Kaneria to Jaffer, 1 run, flighted delivery outside off stump, turning away, driven to left of mid-off where Sami misfields.

25.3

Danish Kaneria to Dravid, no run, a touch short in length, outside off stump, cut to point

25.4

Danish Kaneria to Dravid, no run, flighed full on the leg stump line, Dravid chooses to drive with the turn, back down the track

25.5

Danish Kaneria to Dravid, no run, low full toss, on the middle and leg, driven to mid-on

25.6

Danish Kaneria to Dravid, no run, slider, quickish, on the off stump line, Dravid gets on the front foot quickly and jabs it away to the leg side

End of over 26 (2 runs) India 100/1

    • R Dravid 35 (80b 5x4)
    • W Jaffer 61 (75b 10x4)
    • Danish Kaneria 7-1-23-0
    • Sohail Tanvir 8-1-46-1

HRG: "This is Jaffer's highest score against Pakistan and his 10th half-century in Tests. His previous highest was 53 in Delhi."

26.1

Sohail Tanvir to Jaffer, no run, full in length, on the off stump line and Jaffer still chooses to go on the back foot and defends to the off side.

26.2

Sohail Tanvir to Jaffer, FOUR, wrong line: it was on the legs and Jaffer flicks it away on the up past midwicket

This is the 68th time Dravid has been involved in a century stand. Click here to check out Dravid's 68 hundred-run stands

26.3

Sohail Tanvir to Jaffer, no run, shifts it towards middle stump and turned to midwicket

26.4

Sohail Tanvir to Jaffer, no run, fuller in length, angling away from Jaffer who drives, the bat-handle rotates and the ball rolls over to the leg side

Jaffer and Kartik's respective wives are sitting together in the stands. They have been spotted together on previous occasions too.

26.5

Sohail Tanvir to Jaffer, no run, short in length, on the stumps, pushed down the track

26.6

Sohail Tanvir to Jaffer, no run, on the stumps, worked to midwicket and that's lunch on day 1. Both the ladies stand up and applaud Jaffer as he walks back to the pavilion.

Perfect start for India after winning the toss on a dry wicket that promises to turn later. 104 for the loss of just one wicket. Karthik, the batsman to be dismissed, driving loosely outside off stump but Jaffer has been in sublime form and, along with Dravid, has propelled India to a healthy position.

Join me in a while for the post-lunch session.

End of over 27 (4 runs) India 104/1

    • W Jaffer 65 (81b 11x4)
    • R Dravid 35 (80b 5x4)
    • Sohail Tanvir 9-1-50-1
    • Danish Kaneria 7-1-23-0

I spoke to Moin Khan on all things Pakistan cricket and here it is for your lunch time reading: Moin Khan Interview . Moin believes Yousuf should be given Test captaincy while Malik can continue with ODIs. He also spoke on Akmal, Younis, foreign v local coaches and a host of other things.

Right .. all set for the second session.

27.1

Mohammad Sami to Dravid, FOUR, starts off with a bang. Short in length and outside off stump, Dravid went back and across to cut it through backward point.

Two slips in.

27.2

Mohammad Sami to Dravid, no run, much better from Sami. He hits a fuller length and just close to the off stump, Dravid lets that one go through to Akmal. Sami then asks Rudi Koertzen where he landed his front foot and he is now ready to hurl the next one

27.3

Mohammad Sami to Dravid, no run, a touch wide again, outside off stump, a fuller length though, and that allows him to get away as Dravid shoulders arms

27.4

Mohammad Sami to Dravid, no run, full, straight, on the off stump, pushed back to Sami who threatens to throw it back at the stumps

27.5

Mohammad Sami to Dravid, no run, on that off stump again and Dravid leans well forward to defend it back to Sami

27.6

Mohammad Sami to Dravid, no run, takes it outside off stump but Dravid is not in a mood to flirt.

End of over 28 (4 runs) India 108/1

    • R Dravid 39 (86b 6x4)
    • W Jaffer 65 (81b 11x4)
    • Mohammad Sami 8-1-25-0
    • Sohail Tanvir 9-1-50-1

Two slips and a gully in. Omar Siddiqui: "Just read the Moin khan interview.I partially agree with him. I think a local coach is required. First off, Lawson is new to the coaching job. I feel like he is always trying to correct players' mistakes rather than fire them up with confidence, which is lacking in the team at the moment. A local coach can do that better, because a foreign coach will always have problems motivating the team due to language barriers. Lawson shouldn't go but he should look to hire Miandad as his assistant. It will really help the team and him."

28.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Jaffer, no run, hits the deck short of length, 83.5 Mph, climbs up outside off stump and Jaffer gets the bat in a horizontal position and taps it down to gully

28.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Jaffer, no run, fuller, teasing line around the off stump, forcing Jaffer to get on to the front foot which he does to push it to mid-off

28.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Jaffer, no run, ambles in to send a 138 kmph delivery; again full and just outside off stump, pushed to cover.

Akthar is cramping up a touch. He holds his shin and now does some stretching exercises. And walks back to the top of his mark and he is now tying up his shoe laces.

28.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Jaffer, no run, this one swings in from outside off stump, nothing alarming but just enough to make the batsman cautious and Jaffer pushes it down the track

28.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Jaffer, no run, more inswing. 91.0 Miles per hour, just outside off stump, driven to the off side

Yousuf is at mid-on and comes over to have a chat with Akthar.

28.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Jaffer, FOUR, Jaffer is up and running in the post-lunch session with a pull. It was banged in short, it didn't climb as high as Jaffer expected and he rolled his wrists and sent it past square leg

End of over 29 (4 runs) India 112/1

    • W Jaffer 69 (87b 12x4)
    • R Dravid 39 (86b 6x4)
    • Shoaib Akhtar 5-0-13-0
    • Mohammad Sami 8-1-25-0

Akthar wants a change of shoes

29.1

Mohammad Sami to Dravid, no run, in the zone outside off stump and its left alone

Pankaj: "This is a question for Omar Siddiqui, Will Miandad accept to be Lawson's assistant? As far as I know him as a cricketer, he won't, What's your say?"

29.2

Mohammad Sami to Dravid, no run, probing delivery that landed outside off stump and shaped in. Dravid was confident that it was not going to threaten his off stump and left it alone.

29.3

Mohammad Sami to Dravid, no run, a touch short in length and outside off stump, Dravid is on the front foot and taps it , bat away from the body, to backward point

29.4

Mohammad Sami to Dravid, FOUR, Dravid takes toll this time. Full and outside off stump, Dravid plays it late and cuts it past point

Two slips, a short gully and a backward point in place now.

29.5

Mohammad Sami to Dravid, 1 no ball, full in length, outside off stump and Dravid leaves it alone

29.5

Mohammad Sami to Dravid, no run, and again. Sami had deployed this for say.. three overs in the first session. Dravid had kept leaving it and Sami lost patience and started hitting the short of length.

29.6

Mohammad Sami to Dravid, no run, again in that region outside off and Dravid makes a characteristically exaggerated leave.

End of over 30 (5 runs) India 117/1

    • R Dravid 43 (93b 7x4)
    • W Jaffer 69 (87b 12x4)
    • Mohammad Sami 9-1-30-0
    • Shoaib Akhtar 5-0-13-0
30.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Jaffer, no run, on the middle and leg, turned to square leg

30.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Jaffer, no run, full in length, outside off stump and its left alone

Akthar has shortened his run-up now.

30.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Jaffer, no run, sends it full and outside off and Jaffer watches it all the way into Kamran's gloves

30.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Jaffer, no run, just a 131 kmph delivery, full and outside off, again left alone. Akthar is struggling a touch here. Pity.

30.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Jaffer, no run, he has cut the run-up even shorter and floats it outside off stump.

And now he is almost jogging through a few paces before releasing

30.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Jaffer, no run, 129 kmph delivery in the zone outside off stump and Jaffer lets it go past him.

As expected, Akthar now walks off the field

End of over 31 (maiden) India 117/1

    • W Jaffer 69 (93b 12x4)
    • R Dravid 43 (93b 7x4)
    • Shoaib Akhtar 6-1-13-0
    • Mohammad Sami 9-1-30-0
31.1

Mohammad Sami to Dravid, 1 run, comes in from off stump, Dravid plants his left leg across- way too across - and gets his bat around the pad to turn it past square leg. Sami was interested briefly; he thought a lbw chance was coming up

31.2

Mohammad Sami to Jaffer, no run, similar line and Jaffer takes care not to press his front foot too much across and defends down the track

31.3

Mohammad Sami to Jaffer, no run, short in length, coming in from outside off, Jaffer goes back and across to punch it to the off side

31.4

Mohammad Sami to Jaffer, no run, overpitched outside off and Jaffer stays where he is - just bends his knee to get into position- and drives to covers

31.5

Mohammad Sami to Jaffer, no run, a touch short in length, coming in, Jaffer moves back and across to play it to the off side

31.6

Mohammad Sami to Jaffer, no run, on the middle stump this time, shaping in, Jaffer flicks it towards mid-on.

End of over 32 (1 run) India 118/1

    • W Jaffer 69 (98b 12x4)
    • R Dravid 44 (94b 7x4)
    • Mohammad Sami 10-1-31-0
    • Shoaib Akhtar 6-1-13-0
32.1

Danish Kaneria to Dravid, no run, tossed-up, on the middle and leg, driven to the off side. He took care to play with the turn

32.2

Danish Kaneria to Dravid, no run, full, almost on the blockhole, on the middle stump line, driven to mid-on

32.3

Danish Kaneria to Dravid, no run, on the middle stump line and Dravid defends it back to Kaneria

32.4

Danish Kaneria to Dravid, no run, quickish, on the middle and leg, on a length, Dravid lets it turn a bit and uses his wrists to tap it to the off side. Again with the turn.

32.5

Danish Kaneria to Dravid, no run

32.6

Danish Kaneria to Dravid, no run, on the leg and middle, slight turn in, worked to short-leg

End of over 33 (maiden) India 118/1

    • R Dravid 44 (100b 7x4)
    • W Jaffer 69 (98b 12x4)
    • Danish Kaneria 8-2-23-0
    • Mohammad Sami 10-1-31-0

Omair Siddiqui responds: "I think he will. Before coming to Pakistan, Lawson said he would look to seek help from Miandad and Miandad said his services are available. Plus, It will give him a job and something to do besides just criticizing the team and blaming the system whenever a media reporter puts a mike to his face."

33.1

Mohammad Sami to Jaffer, no run, short and outside off stump, cut fiercely but Faisal Iqbal,who is playing in for Malik, makes a fine stop

33.2

Mohammad Sami to Jaffer, 1 run, on the stumps, turned to square leg

33.3

Mohammad Sami to Dravid, no run, pushes it way outside off stump and Sami himself smiles at his waywardness.

33.4

Mohammad Sami to Dravid, no run, on the off stump line, keeps a touch low, Dravid crouches to push it to point

33.5

Mohammad Sami to Dravid, no run, fuller and it's driven to mid-off

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33.6

Mohammad Sami to Dravid, no run, stretches well forward, head over the ball as he defends a length delivery around the off stump

End of over 34 (1 run) India 119/1

    • R Dravid 44 (104b 7x4)
    • W Jaffer 70 (100b 12x4)
    • Mohammad Sami 11-1-32-0
    • Danish Kaneria 8-2-23-0
34.1

Danish Kaneria to Jaffer, no run, flighted up, full, on the middle and off, Jaffer flicks it to left of mid-on

Jaffer will be more prone to play across the line. This could be interesting contest. He trusts his abilities to flick it away

34.2

Danish Kaneria to Jaffer, no run, tossed-up on the leg and middle and he tries to flick it away, across the line and mistimes it to the leg side

34.3

Danish Kaneria to Jaffer, no run, on the middle and leg and this time he drives down the track

34.4

Danish Kaneria to Jaffer, no run, googly that turns in from middle stump, pushed uppishly to square leg, well to the right of short-leg

34.5

Danish Kaneria to Jaffer, no run

34.6

Danish Kaneria to Jaffer, no run, Almost a mix-up, Dravid could have been run out. It was a quicker one, slider, turned to right of midwicket, Dravid sets off for a run and almost reaches middle of the pitch before he is being sent back. But the throw to the bowler was wide and he makes it back.

End of over 35 (maiden) India 119/1

    • W Jaffer 70 (106b 12x4)
    • R Dravid 44 (104b 7x4)
    • Danish Kaneria 9-3-23-0
    • Mohammad Sami 11-1-32-0
35.1

Mohammad Sami to Dravid, no run, length delivery on the off and middle, defended down the track

35.2

Mohammad Sami to Dravid, no run, lands well outside off stump, comes in a touch but its still wide enough and Dravid has no problem in deciding to let that one go

35.3

Mohammad Sami to Dravid, no run, hit on the chest. It was banged in short and Dravid was too early into his pull shot on this slow track. He was through with the shot before the ball came and thudded into the chest. He rubs the area and is ready to face the next ball. Would it be a yorker? or another bouncer?

35.4

Mohammad Sami to Dravid, no run, it's a length delivery on the off and middle, defended down the track

35.5

Mohammad Sami to Dravid, 1 run, inside-edge past the stumps. The pitch is slowing up already and is becoming two paced. It landed short of length, outside off stump and it kept a touch low and came on slowly. Dravid wanted to punch it through cover point and again was a bit early into his shot.

35.6

Mohammad Sami to Jaffer, no run

End of over 36 (1 run) India 120/1

    • W Jaffer 70 (107b 12x4)
    • R Dravid 45 (109b 7x4)
    • Mohammad Sami 12-1-33-0
    • Danish Kaneria 9-3-23-0

Sheeraz Naqvi: 'Well it would b better if Miandad works with the National Acedmy rather then to work with the National team, Batsman of such caliber will help in developing the sense game in young lads but senior players of the team some how are not going to accept him in the team at any stage."

36.1

Danish Kaneria to Dravid, no run, on the off stump line, pushed to the off side

36.2

Danish Kaneria to Dravid, 1 run

36.3

Danish Kaneria to Jaffer, no run, tossed-up, on the off stump line, driven to covers

36.4

Danish Kaneria to Jaffer, no run, on the middle stump line, a touch too full and that length makes Jaffer decide to go for a flick across the turn to mid-on

36.5

Danish Kaneria to Jaffer, no run, googly that turns in from outside off stump and Jaffer goes back to defend

36.6

Danish Kaneria to Jaffer, no run, flighted up outside off, fullish and it's on driven to mid-on

End of over 37 (1 run) India 121/1

    • W Jaffer 70 (111b 12x4)
    • R Dravid 46 (111b 7x4)
    • Danish Kaneria 10-3-24-0
    • Mohammad Sami 12-1-33-0

Brendan from Australia: "Mohammad Sami has played 32 tests now and has 77 wickets at 50.06. Why are the Pakistani selectors persisting with him when other talented bowlers such as Yasir Arafat are taking more wickets?" "

37.1

Mohammad Sami to Dravid, 2 runs, Brendan has more reason to wonder as Sami hurls this one short and its pulled past midwicket

37.2

Mohammad Sami to Dravid, no run, harmless bouncer down the leg side. Dravid shaped to pull but withdrew after he saw its line.

37.3

Mohammad Sami to Dravid, 1 run, length delivery outside off stump, steered to cover point for a single

37.4

Mohammad Sami to Jaffer, no run, moves forward nicely to push a full-length delivery to covers

37.5

Mohammad Sami to Jaffer, 1 run, banged it in short and Jaffer pulls it, along the ground, to Yousuf who is standing at deep square leg, some distance in from the ropes, in a catching postion.

37.6

Mohammad Sami to Dravid, no run, well outside off stump, asking him to chase it if he wants to get to his fifty but Dravid turns down the invitation.

End of over 38 (4 runs) India 125/1

    • R Dravid 49 (115b 7x4)
    • W Jaffer 71 (113b 12x4)
    • Mohammad Sami 13-1-37-0
    • Danish Kaneria 10-3-24-0

slip and short-leg in

38.1

Danish Kaneria to Jaffer, no run, lands on the middle stump, flighted delivery, turns away and driven to covers

38.2

Danish Kaneria to Jaffer, FOUR, bad delivery. Short and spinning well outside off, Jaffer goes back to force it right through Yasir Hameed at short cover

38.3

Danish Kaneria to Jaffer, FOUR, flighted delivery, on the middle and leg, Jaffer flicks it against the spin and uppishly but to the right of mid-on fielder

38.4

Danish Kaneria to Jaffer, 1 run, turned to right of midwicket for a single

38.5

Danish Kaneria to Dravid, 1 run, he gets his 49th Test fifty with a tickle behind square leg.

38.6

Danish Kaneria to Jaffer, no run, on the off stump line, pushed to left of cover and they think about a single but decide against it

End of over 39 (10 runs) India 135/1

    • W Jaffer 80 (118b 14x4)
    • R Dravid 50 (116b 7x4)
    • Danish Kaneria 11-3-34-0
    • Mohammad Sami 13-1-37-0
39.1

Sohail Tanvir to Dravid, 1 leg bye, full and on the legs, Dravid tries to flick, misses and picks up a leg bye

39.2

Sohail Tanvir to Jaffer, no run, on the stumps, flicked to midwicket.

39.3

Sohail Tanvir to Jaffer, no run, keeps his bat in the air - not too high - in his stance and gets it down to push a length delivery back to the bowler

39.4

Sohail Tanvir to Jaffer, 2 runs, flicked uppishly past midwicket. It was a length delivery on the middle stump line, Jaffer wristed in on the up and into the gap

39.5

Sohail Tanvir to Jaffer, no run, on the off stump line, straightens a touch and is pushed to mid-off

39.6

Sohail Tanvir to Jaffer, no run, fuller, on the middle and off, driven down the ground and Tanvir gets his boot to it and the ball rolls over to mid-on

End of over 40 (3 runs) India 138/1

    • W Jaffer 82 (123b 14x4)
    • R Dravid 50 (117b 7x4)
    • Sohail Tanvir 10-1-52-1
    • Danish Kaneria 11-3-34-0
40.1

Danish Kaneria to Dravid, OUT, And he is given out. Dravid can't believe it. He shakes his head as he walks off. It was a flighted delivery, on the off stump and spun away. Dravid tried to drive inside-out, the bat hit the ground and the ball turned past the outside edge. It got struck between Akmal's right arm and the body, Kaneria appealed and Akmal, after making sure he has got the ball, joined in and umpire Doctrove raised his finger. Dravid is not happy. Anyway, Pakistan have managed to break through.

R Dravid c †Kamran Akmal b Danish Kaneria 50 (170m 118b 7x4 0x6) SR: 42.37

The snickometer doesn't show any signs of a edge and Dravid is a touch unlucky but that's that.

slip, silly point and short leg crowd Tendulkar,

40.2

Danish Kaneria to Tendulkar, no run, shout for lbw but it turned away and struck him outside off. It landed on the off stump and turned away, Tendulkar chose to pad it away.

40.3

Danish Kaneria to Tendulkar, 2 runs, a touch short in length and Tendulkar goes back to whip it past square leg

40.4

Danish Kaneria to Tendulkar, no run, turns from the off stump, pushed to covers

40.5

Danish Kaneria to Tendulkar, 1 run, front of the hand slider, full and on the middle and leg, turned to left of midwicket

slip, silly point and short-leg

40.6

Danish Kaneria to Jaffer, 1 run, flighted delivery outside off stump and Jaffer gets a edge on a square drive and it runs past backward point

End of over 41 (4 runs) India 142/2

    • W Jaffer 83 (124b 14x4)
    • SR Tendulkar 3 (4b)
    • Danish Kaneria 12-3-38-1
    • Sohail Tanvir 10-1-52-1
41.1

Sohail Tanvir to Jaffer, no run, on a length, on the off stump line, played down the track

silly mid-on in place

41.2

Sohail Tanvir to Jaffer, no run, on the middle and leg, tries to glance it and it runs off the pad

41.3

Sohail Tanvir to Jaffer, no run, landed outside leg stump and Jaffer is struck on the pad, trying to flick across the line.

41.4

Sohail Tanvir to Jaffer, 1 run, short of length, on the off stump line, punched to left of mid-off for a single.

wide slip in place

41.5

Sohail Tanvir to Tendulkar, 1 run, full in length, on the stumps, Tendulkar, who has a open-stance to face the lefty, turns it to left of midwicket

41.6

Sohail Tanvir to Jaffer, no run, slower one, Jaffer has not opened up so much in his stance, picks it and defends down the track

End of over 42 (2 runs) India 144/2

    • W Jaffer 84 (129b 14x4)
    • SR Tendulkar 4 (5b)
    • Sohail Tanvir 11-1-54-1
    • Danish Kaneria 12-3-38-1
42.1

Danish Kaneria to Tendulkar, FOUR, short and it disappears to the cover boundary. It was spinning well outside off stump too and Tendulkar carved it away

42.2

Danish Kaneria to Tendulkar, no run, fuller, just outside off stump, padded away

42.3

Danish Kaneria to Tendulkar, no run, on the middle stump, turning ever so slightly and pushed past silly-point

42.4

Danish Kaneria to Tendulkar, no run, googly and full in length, Tendulkar leans across to defend. And then he goes for some gardening down the track

42.5

Danish Kaneria to Tendulkar, 1 run, on the middle and leg, worked to right of mid-on.

42.6

Danish Kaneria to Jaffer, 1 run, quicker, flatter, on the middle and leg and Jaffer goes back to wrist it past midwicket

End of over 43 (6 runs) India 150/2

    • W Jaffer 85 (130b 14x4)
    • SR Tendulkar 9 (10b 1x4)
    • Danish Kaneria 13-3-44-1
    • Sohail Tanvir 11-1-54-1

Omair: "Dravid and Doctrove have a love-hate relationship. in the first test, doctrove didnt give him out for lbw on sami's ball even though it was plumb. today dravid had to go even though there were absolutely no signs of an edge"

43.1

Sohail Tanvir to Jaffer, no run, on a length, around that off stump, pushed to short point

The camera swings to Ganguly, padded up and a huge roar goes around the arena!

43.2

Sohail Tanvir to Jaffer, no run, On the legs, tries to flick it, misses and it runs off the pad

43.3

Sohail Tanvir to Jaffer, no run, drives on the up a length delivery to mid-off. The bat-face shut a touch and Jaffer now practises the shot again.

43.4

Sohail Tanvir to Jaffer, no run, on a length, on the off stump line, pushed to covers

A banner goes up: "Dada we want your first century on this ground"

43.5

Sohail Tanvir to Jaffer, no run, on a length, slanting away and is pushed to covers

43.6

Sohail Tanvir to Jaffer, no run, closer to the off stump, driven to mid-off

End of over 44 (maiden) India 150/2

    • W Jaffer 85 (136b 14x4)
    • SR Tendulkar 9 (10b 1x4)
    • Sohail Tanvir 12-2-54-1
    • Danish Kaneria 13-3-44-1
44.1

Danish Kaneria to Tendulkar, no run, short and wide, cut hard but Misbah dives to stop it at short cover

44.2

Danish Kaneria to Tendulkar, 1 run, better this time. Flighted it up more and just outside off stump, square driven to sweeper cover

44.3

Danish Kaneria to Jaffer, no run, spins away from Jaffer who tries to force it off the back foot but the length is not conducive for it and he edges it towards backward point

44.4

Danish Kaneria to Jaffer, FOUR, fab straight drive. It was tossed-up, outside off stump and Jaffer drives pleasingly down the ground

44.5

Danish Kaneria to Jaffer, no run

44.6

Danish Kaneria to Jaffer, 2 runs, gets bolder now and flicks a full delivery well outside off stump to right of mid-on. Sami runs after it and puts in a slide and ends up missing it completely.

End of over 45 (7 runs) India 157/2

    • W Jaffer 91 (140b 15x4)
    • SR Tendulkar 10 (12b 1x4)
    • Danish Kaneria 14-3-51-1
    • Sohail Tanvir 12-2-54-1
45.1

Sohail Tanvir to Tendulkar, no run, on the middle stump line, worked to midwicket

45.2

Sohail Tanvir to Tendulkar, 1 run, fullish, on the middle and leg, Tendulkar leans forward and whips it away to long leg

45.3

Sohail Tanvir to Jaffer, no run, on the stumps, driven to mid-on

45.4

Sohail Tanvir to Jaffer, no run, slanting away from Jaffer who drives to covers

45.5

Sohail Tanvir to Jaffer, FOUR, moves to 95 with a on-the-up drive through covers. It was a length delivery and he knifed it through the line, in the air but into the gap

45.6

Sohail Tanvir to Jaffer, FOUR, oh ho! another four and he moves to 99. Tanvir got this one to straighten around middle and leg and Jaffer just wafted it away, flicked it away past square leg. Again on the up. He wants to get to his ton quickly.

End of over 46 (9 runs) India 166/2

    • W Jaffer 99 (144b 17x4)
    • SR Tendulkar 11 (14b 1x4)
    • Sohail Tanvir 13-2-63-1
    • Danish Kaneria 14-3-51-1
46.1

Danish Kaneria to Tendulkar, 1 run, flighted delivery on the off stump, driven through cover and gives the strike to affer. The crowd are chanting now

46.2

Danish Kaneria to Jaffer, no run, googly and worked to short leg

silly point, slip, short-leg and short cover in

46.3

Danish Kaneria to Jaffer, no run, flighted delivery, slower through the air and patted down the track

SRT has a quick word to Jaffer, perhaps asking him not to play across. Not sure, though.

46.4

Danish Kaneria to Jaffer, no run, lands on the off stump line, turns away, Jaffer looks to work it across the line but changes tack and defends.

46.5

Danish Kaneria to Jaffer, no run, on the middle and off, turning away, Jaffer resists the urge to play across and pushes it down the track. Tendulkar likes it.

46.6

Danish Kaneria to Jaffer, no run, flighted one and is driven to the off side

End of over 47 (1 run) India 167/2

    • W Jaffer 99 (149b 17x4)
    • SR Tendulkar 12 (15b 1x4)
    • Danish Kaneria 15-3-52-1
    • Sohail Tanvir 13-2-63-1
47.1

Sohail Tanvir to Tendulkar, no run, angled across Tendulkar who lets it go past him

47.2

Sohail Tanvir to Tendulkar, no run, leans forward to defend to covers

47.3

Sohail Tanvir to Tendulkar, no run, on a length, nagging line around the middle and off stump, Tendulkar gets forward to defend

47.4

Sohail Tanvir to Tendulkar, FOUR, fires in a yorker and Tendulkar manages to get his bat down in time and wrists it to fine leg. I thought it was going to crash into his boot but Tendulkar got his bat in nick of time

47.5

Sohail Tanvir to Tendulkar, no run, takes it outside off and is driven to covers

47.6

Sohail Tanvir to Tendulkar, no run, lands on a length, on the middle and driven to mid-off. Now Kaneria to Jaffer.

End of over 48 (4 runs) India 171/2

    • SR Tendulkar 16 (21b 2x4)
    • W Jaffer 99 (149b 17x4)
    • Sohail Tanvir 14-2-67-1
    • Danish Kaneria 15-3-52-1

The ball is being changed now. The old one has gone out of shape. Jaffer has to wait more. Tension! Slip, silly point, short leg and extremely short cover (a silly cover actually) in place.

48.1

Danish Kaneria to Jaffer, FOUR, 5th Test ton is up! A touch short in length, spinning away and Jaffer rocks back to force it through extra cover. The helmet comes off and the bat is raised to dressing room and to the crowd. Tendulkar offers his congratulations and speaks to him.

48.2

Danish Kaneria to Jaffer, no run, on the off stump line, turning away, full in length, jabbed to the pad

48.3

Danish Kaneria to Jaffer, no run, flighted one, driven to covers

48.4

Danish Kaneria to Jaffer, FOUR, googly on the middle and Jaffer flicked it with the turn through midwicket. Very well played.

48.5

Danish Kaneria to Jaffer, FOUR, gorgeous drive against the turn. This time it was a conventional legbreak, on the middle stump line and Jaffer eased forward to wrist it through midwicket.

48.6

Danish Kaneria to Jaffer, no run, a touch short and flatter too, worked off the back foot to square leg

End of over 49 (12 runs) India 183/2

    • W Jaffer 111 (155b 20x4)
    • SR Tendulkar 16 (21b 2x4)
    • Danish Kaneria 16-3-64-1
    • Sohail Tanvir 14-2-67-1

HRG, our statistician, has come up a trivia: "Jaffer's hundred is the 100th hundred by an Indian opener in Tests"

49.1

Sohail Tanvir to Tendulkar, FOUR, Tendulkar celebrates Jaffer's hundred with a cracking cut through covers. It was short and well outside off and he lashed at the width

one wide slip in place

49.2

Sohail Tanvir to Tendulkar, no run, fuller and angling away from Tendulkar who drives to mid-off

49.3

Sohail Tanvir to Tendulkar, no run, pushed across Tendulkar, outside off stump, left alone

49.4

Sohail Tanvir to Tendulkar, no run, banged in short but it doesn't bounce as much as Tendulkar thought; he was about to hop up and in the end, stands up tall to keep it down in front of him

49.5

Sohail Tanvir to Tendulkar, no run, bounced short again and it slants across Tendulkar who drops his wrists, gets his bat down and sways away

49.6

Sohail Tanvir to Tendulkar, no run, on the stumps and Tendulkar offers the full face of the bat in defense

End of over 50 (4 runs) India 187/2

    • SR Tendulkar 20 (27b 3x4)
    • W Jaffer 111 (155b 20x4)
    • Sohail Tanvir 15-2-71-1
    • Danish Kaneria 16-3-64-1
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