ICC World Cup - 8th match, Group B

Bangladesh v India

Bangladesh won by 5 wickets (with 9 balls remaining)

0.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ganguly, 1 wide, Wide called. Harsh call. Banged in short, it whizzed, at above waist-high, just outside the leg stump.

0.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ganguly, no run, Fuller, on the middle and off stump line, Ganguly leans forward, pushes it out to the cover region.

0.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ganguly, 1 wide, Another wide. Again pretty close to the leg stump. Another delivery that was short in nature. Ganguly shuffles across, tries to tickle but fails.

0.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ganguly, 1 run, Drama. Very quick single. Ganguly drops the ball in front of him in the off side and they set off. Sehwag responds and rushes across. The fielder from cover rushes in, swoops on the ball, Sehwag almost collides with him and jumps into the crease. The bails are off. Sehwag's feet - he doesn't ground his bat, he just jumped into the crease- are in. The collision didn't allow him to ground the bat. It is refered upstairs, not out is the verdict. Meanwhile Ganguly also collides with the the bowler at the other end!

India 3/0   SC Ganguly 1* (2b)

1.1

Syed Rasel to Ganguly, no run, Jaffa! Syed Rasel teases the outside edge. legcutter that lands on a perfect length, around off stump, sucking Ganguly into a lame prod before it left him.

1.2

Syed Rasel to Ganguly, no run, A nervous flash outside off. Slightly short and a touch wide outside off, Ganguly decides rather late to play a stroke, has a flash and misses.

1.3

Syed Rasel to Ganguly, no run, fuller, comes in with the left-armer's angle, pushed back down the track

1.4

Syed Rasel to Ganguly, no run, pitched on a length, around off stump line, shaped away and Ganguly moves into line, pushes it out into the cover region

1.5

Syed Rasel to Ganguly, no run, Out in the middle Dada moves behind the line of a length-delivery on the off stump line and plays it quietly to the off side.

1.6

Syed Rasel to Ganguly, no run, On the off stump line again - Rasel has been pretty good at that in this over, defended off the front foot

India 6/0   SC Ganguly 1* (8b)

2.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ganguly, no run, Rushes through the channel outside off, Ganguly lets it go through to the 'keeper

2.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ganguly, 1 no ball

2.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ganguly, no run, Bouncer! Lands on the leg stump line, veers in even as it climbs up and ends up going outside off. Ganguly just sways away from the line.

2.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ganguly, no run, slightly wide outside off stump, moves further away, Ganguly lets it go like a monk.

India 11/1   SC Ganguly 1* (12b)

3.4

Syed Rasel to Ganguly, 1 run, pushes this one to the leg side, full in length, Ganguly leans forward, glances it to fine-leg for a single.

India 13/1   SC Ganguly 2* (13b)

4.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ganguly, no run, In the channel outside off stump, left alone.

4.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ganguly, no run, Razzak at cover flies like Jonty! Pushed close to the off side, Ganguly takes a few steps down the track and Razzak rushes in, picks the delivery and goes airborne as he flicks a throw at the stumps. Misses it but it was pretty good effort.

4.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ganguly, no run, Beauty! Lands on a length, around off stump line and holds the line a touch, Ganguly's bat comes from outside the line and the ball threads the bat and pad gap and heads towards the 'keeper

4.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ganguly, no run, this one lands on the off stump, shapes away further, left all alone

4.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ganguly, no run, beaten again! Ganguly tries to break free with a flash. It landed on the off stump and rushed through the corridor, Ganguly tried to force it off the back foot but makes no contact

4.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ganguly, no run, hits the deck on the off and middle stump line, moves towards off, Ganguly gets behind that one and defends.

India 13/1   SC Ganguly 2* (19b)

6.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ganguly, no run, Ganguly gives the charge! No luck though. hits a length delivery straight to cover. He backed away to the leg side as he advanced down the track.

6.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ganguly, (no ball) 1 run, Another no-ball from Mortaza. Hits the deck short of length, rises above waist-high on the off and middle stump line, pushed to cover point

India 19/1   SC Ganguly 3* (21b)

7.1

Syed Rasel to Ganguly, no run, length delivery, on the off stump line, punched to cover

7.2

Syed Rasel to Ganguly, no run, Fuller, on the leg and middle stump line, bends back in and Ganguly respects that movement and instead of whipping it square, plays it towards midwicket.

7.3

Syed Rasel to Ganguly, 1 no ball, on a length, around off stump line, punched towards point.

7.3

Syed Rasel to Ganguly, 1 run, Another tentative poke, another inside-edge. A slightly slower offcutter on the off stump line, Ganguly pushes at it, bat away from the pad and gets a edge, down to fine leg

India 23/2   SC Ganguly 4* (25b)

8.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ganguly, no run, Length delivery on the off stump line, defended of the front foot

8.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ganguly, no run, htis the deck short of length, on the middle stump line, moves away, Ganguly opens the bat-face to adjust to the movement and guides it to point

8.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ganguly, no run, ouch! Ganguly is hit on the forearm. similar length to the previous one but this one holds its line and heads straight on. Ganguly is surprised and hurried by movement and pace and is hit on the arm.

8.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ganguly, 1 run, Takes this one away, and run down to third man

India 24/2   SC Ganguly 5* (29b)

9.1

Syed Rasel to Ganguly, no run, Curves away from off stump line, Ganguly lets it go past him.

9.2

Syed Rasel to Ganguly, no run, beaten. Ganguly is cleary frustrated with the shackles imposed by Bangladesh. He charges out and tries a heave and the ball bounces over the flashing blade and into the gloves of the 'keeper

9.3

Syed Rasel to Ganguly, no run, leans forward to a length-delivery on the off stump line, defends to the off side.

9.4

Syed Rasel to Ganguly, no run, strangling line on the off stump, Ganguly tries to punch it away, cramped for room, pushes it out to cover

9.5

Syed Rasel to Ganguly, no run, slightly slower, offcutter, on the middle stump, Ganguly waits, pushes it to the leg side

9.6

Syed Rasel to Ganguly, no run, hones in on the off stump, again no room for Ganguly, ends up pushing it to cover point

India 24/2   SC Ganguly 5* (35b)

11.1

Syed Rasel to Ganguly, no run, lands on the off stump line, curves away, run down to backward point

11.2

Syed Rasel to Ganguly, 2 runs, Ganguly punches this through the off side ring. Short in length and that gave Ganguly the time to force it away off the back foot

11.3

Syed Rasel to Ganguly, 2 runs, Now he strays to the legs. Ganguly leans forward to flick it past square leg

11.4

Syed Rasel to Ganguly, 1 run, Length-delivery outside off stump, Ganguly slashes it down to the third man

India 33/2   SC Ganguly 10* (39b)

12.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ganguly, no run, on the off stump line, defended off the front foot

12.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ganguly, no run, on the hips, tucked to square-leg

12.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ganguly, no run, length-delivery around off stump, slanting away, Ganguly stands tall, punches it to Razzaq at cover

12.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ganguly, 1 leg bye, On the hips, dabbed away down to fine leg

India 34/2   SC Ganguly 10* (43b)

13.1

Syed Rasel to Ganguly, 1 run

13.5

Syed Rasel to Ganguly, no run, lands on the middle stump line, on a length, comes back in, Ganguly plays a touch outside the line, gets a inside-edge on to his pad.

13.6

Syed Rasel to Ganguly, no run, Full in length, on the middle and leg stump line, flicked past square-leg .

India 38/2   SC Ganguly 11* (46b)

15.1

Syed Rasel to Ganguly, 2 runs, fullish delivery drifting on to middle and leg, Ganguly moves across towards the offside and drives it wide of mid-on for two

15.2

Syed Rasel to Ganguly, no run, better line from Rasel, pitching on a good length outside off stump and shaping into Ganguly who gets on the front foot and blocks

15.3

Syed Rasel to Ganguly, no run, straighter line on off and middle, Ganguly leans forward and defends to the leg side

15.4

Syed Rasel to Ganguly, 4 runs, Ganguly moves towards the off and dabs to midwicket, Dravid sets off for the single but Ganguly sends him back, Razzak at midwicket swoops down on it picks up and fires it in at the non-striker's end, Habibul Bashar fails to back up and Bangladesh concede four overthrows

15.5

Syed Rasel to Ganguly, FOUR, short and wide outside off stump, Ganguly pounces on the width and frees his arms, the ball races to the point fence

15.6

Syed Rasel to Ganguly, no run, defended solidly on the front foot

India 50/3   SC Ganguly 21* (52b 1x4)

16.4

Abdur Razzak to Ganguly, no run, tossed up from over the wicket to the left-hander, Ganguly gets forward and blocks

16.5

Abdur Razzak to Ganguly, no run, slants into off and middle stump, Ganguly leans across and turns it to square leg

16.6

Abdur Razzak to Ganguly, no run, fuller ball outside off stump, Ganguly strides out to meet the ball on the pitch and drives to cover

India 51/3   SC Ganguly 21* (55b 1x4)

17.4

Syed Rasel to Ganguly, no run, full length drifting on to middle and leg, Ganguly clips it off his pads but straight to midwicket, he should have put that away

17.5

Syed Rasel to Ganguly, no run, good length delivery on off stump, Ganguly is early with the forward defence and the ball hits high on the bat

17.6

Syed Rasel to Ganguly, no run, defended on the front foot towards cover

India 54/3   SC Ganguly 21* (58b 1x4)

18.3

Abdur Razzak to Ganguly, FOUR, Ganguly frees his arms and comes down the track, he wanted to hit that down the ground but the ball hit a thick outside edge over cover, he got enough on that for it to reach the fence but it was far from convincing

18.4

Abdur Razzak to Ganguly, no run, defended on the front foot back to the bowler

18.5

Abdur Razzak to Ganguly, no run, Razzak drops it a touch shorter, Ganguly goes back and plays it to short third man

18.6

Abdur Razzak to Ganguly, no run, bowled flat and wide outside off stump, Ganguly backs away and tries to cut, he misses and looks at the umpire hopefully, looking for the wide but he doesn't get it

India 59/3   SC Ganguly 25* (62b 2x4)

19.2

Syed Rasel to Ganguly, no run, bowled short of a length outside off stump, Ganguly plays it with soft hands on the off side and sets off for the single, Dravid sends him back

19.3

Syed Rasel to Ganguly, no run, pitches on off and middle, Ganguly plays it off his hips to square leg

19.4

Syed Rasel to Ganguly, no run, tight line adn length on off and middle, Ganguly gets behind the line and blocks towards cover, Rasel has just two more balls to go, he deserves a wicket

19.5

Syed Rasel to Ganguly, no run, pitches in the channel outside off stump and goes straight through, Ganguly lets it go

19.6

Syed Rasel to Ganguly, no run, fuller length outside off stump, Ganguly opens the face and plays it to point

India 60/3   SC Ganguly 25* (67b 2x4)

21.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Ganguly, no run, defended on the front foot towards midwicket

India 62/3   SC Ganguly 25* (68b 2x4)

22.2

Abdur Razzak to Ganguly, no run, tossed up outside off stump, Ganguly moves forward and opens the face late to play it to short third man

22.3

Abdur Razzak to Ganguly, 1 run, drifting on to middle stump, Ganguly turns ot off his pads behind square for one

22.5

Abdur Razzak to Ganguly, 1 run, played with soft hands on the off side, they scamper through for a quick single

India 66/3   SC Ganguly 27* (71b 2x4)

23.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Ganguly, 1 run, Ganguly waits on the back foot for one that pitches on off and middle, he uses the angle to turn it behind square for one more

23.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Ganguly, 1 run, Saqibul gives Ganguly a little width and he cuts to the man patrolling the point fence

India 71/3   SC Ganguly 29* (73b 2x4)

25.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Ganguly, no run, Saqibul fires it quick on off stump, Ganugly blocks on the front foot

25.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Ganguly, no run, shorter length on off stump, Ganguly goes back and defends to the leg side

25.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Ganguly, 1 run, played to point with and open face

25.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Ganguly, 1 run, fuller ball on middle and leg stump, Ganguly clips it off his toes in front of square leg for one

India 75/4   SC Ganguly 31* (77b 2x4)

26.1

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run, bowler flatter on off and middle stump, Ganguly plays back and defends to midwicket

26.2

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, 1 run, slower ball this time but the line is drifting on to middle, Ganguly plays it through square leg for one

26.5

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, 1 run, Ganguly plays forward to one that pitches outside off and turns into him, he opens the face to play it wide of short third man for a single

India 78/4   SC Ganguly 33* (80b 2x4)

27.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Ganguly, 1 run, flicked off the pads behind square for one more

India 81/4   SC Ganguly 34* (81b 2x4)

28.2

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run, tossed up slowly on Ganguly's off stump, he reaches out for it and defends back to the bowler

28.3

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run, defended back to the bowler on the front foot

28.4

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run, that bounced a bit more on Ganguly who played back and tried to run it fine, he misses and there's a huge appeal for caught behind, the umpire says not out

28.5

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run, floated through on off stump, Ganguly leans across and plays it to midwicket

28.6

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run, defended back to the bowler on the front foot

India 85/4   SC Ganguly 34* (86b 2x4)

29.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Ganguly, 1 run, fuller ball on middle stump, driven through midwicket for a single

29.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Ganguly, 2 runs, bowled flat and fast outside off stump, anguly uses the pace to run it fine past short third man

India 90/4   SC Ganguly 37* (88b 2x4)

30.3

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, 1 run, flighted, fuller and on the middle and off, driven to long-on for a single.

India 92/4   SC Ganguly 38* (89b 2x4)

31.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Ganguly, no run, strangling line on the off stump. Bit of turn in, Ganguly dabs it away in front of him

31.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Ganguly, no run, leans forward, pushes a delivery, with the turn, to midwicket

31.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Ganguly, no run, turns in from the off stump, Ganguly backs away, pushes it out to cover

31.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Ganguly, 1 wide, slips this one down the leg side, may have been affected by Ganguly's movement to the legside in the previous delivery

31.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Ganguly, 1 run, again turns down the leg side, tucked past square-leg

India 96/4   SC Ganguly 39* (93b 2x4)

32.1

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, 2 runs, Skier, lands in no-mans' land in the deep extra cover region. He charged out to loft, and got a thick outside edge and it spooned over cover

32.2

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run, on the off stump line, spins in, Ganguly plays it to the right of midwicket

32.3

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run, tossed up, Ganguly charges out but the ball dips beautifully, on the middle and leg and Ganguly has to be contend, pushing it back to the bowler

32.4

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run, turns to the hips, clips straight to midwicket

32.5

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run, flatter and faster - this man is a very good bowler- , pushed out to cover

32.6

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run, slower, on the off and middle stump line, pushed to the on side and Rafique moves to his left to make the stop

India 98/4   SC Ganguly 41* (99b 2x4)

34.1

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, 1 run, short and flat, on the off and middle stump line, Ganguly stays where he is, punches it down to long on

34.3

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, FOUR, Charges out , to the pitch of the delivery and creams it flat and hard, past the bowler and straight to the boundary.

34.4

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, 1 run, turning on the leg side, flicked past square-leg for a single

India 115/4   SC Ganguly 47* (102b 3x4)

35.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Ganguly, 2 runs, slightly short outside off and cut past point. The sweeper comes around to make the stop

35.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Ganguly, 1 run, That's fifty for Ganguly. His 65th ODI fifty and his second one in World Cup, excluding his hundreds. full and straight, outside off, nudged to backward point for a single. A patient knock so far. Trying to shepherd India.

35.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Ganguly, 1 run, fifty of the partnership is up with a drive to long-on

India 122/4   SC Ganguly 51* (105b 3x4)

36.1

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run, he comes down the track, fired it on his legs and whipped straight to midwicket

36.2

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, 1 run, on the off stump line, Ganguly leans forward, opens the bat-face, runs it past point

36.5

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run, on the off and middle, slow through the air, Ganguly leans forward, pushes it to on side

36.6

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, 1 run, smart work from Rafique. He saw Ganguly charging out, fired it short and fast on the off stump, Ganguly adjusted and pushed it out to point

India 125/4   SC Ganguly 53* (109b 3x4)

37.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Ganguly, no run, on the leg stump line, turned striaght to short fine leg

37.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Ganguly, no run, comes down the track, flat and fast on the legs, he just pushes it away. He is starting to charge out a trifle early and the bowler is spotting it.

37.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Ganguly, no run, on the middle and leg, punched to left of the bowler who makes a neat stop

37.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Ganguly, no run, turns in towards leg and middle, short of length, whipped to midwicket

37.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Ganguly, 1 run, this time he will get a single, with a firm push to long-on

India 126/4   SC Ganguly 54* (114b 3x4)

38.1

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run, Ganguly is getting frustrated by the stranglehold. He rushes out and tries a big heave but is beaten in the flight and then by the turn and is rapped on the pads

38.2

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, 2 runs, floated on the middle and leg stump line, Ganguly gets a top edge while sweeping and it runs past short fine leg

38.3

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, 1 run, comes down the track and drills straight to long-on

India 131/4   SC Ganguly 57* (117b 3x4)

39.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Ganguly, 1 run, leans forward, opens the bat-face, runs it to backward point for a single

39.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Ganguly, no run

39.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Ganguly, 1 run, leans forward, drives to long-on. Wonder when they will start going for the broke

India 136/4   SC Ganguly 59* (120b 3x4)

40.1

Abdur Razzak to Ganguly, no run, defended back to the bowler on the back foot

40.2

Abdur Razzak to Ganguly, FOUR, Ganguly uses his feet and gives Razzak the charge, he doesn't get to the pitch of the ball but flays it to the long off boundary

40.3

Abdur Razzak to Ganguly, 1 run, worked off the pads through square leg for a single

India 141/4   SC Ganguly 64* (123b 4x4)

41.5

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run, pushed through quickly on off and middle, Ganguly defends back to Rafique

41.6

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run, Ganguly steps down the track and tries to clear the in field, he mis-hits it and the ball falls just short of the fielder at midwicket

India 155/4   SC Ganguly 64* (125b 4x4)

42.2

Abdur Razzak to Ganguly, 1 run, Ganguly backs away and slaps it down to long off for a single

42.5

Abdur Razzak to Ganguly, 1 run, pulled to deep midwicket for a single

India 158/5   SC Ganguly 66* (127b 4x4)

43.1

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run, Rafique bowls the arm ball outside off stump, Ganguly tries to cut it but gets beaten

43.2

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, OUT, Rafique you beauty, Ganguly tries to give him the charge, Rafique drags it short, Ganguly attempts to pull but he doesn't get the elevation and hits it straight to Razzak at midwicket who takes a sharp low catch

SC Ganguly c Abdur Razzak b Mohammad Rafique 66 (178m 129b 4x4 0x6) SR: 51.16

India 158/6   SC Ganguly 66 (129b 4x4)
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