2nd Test, Mohali, October 17 - 21, 2008, Australia tour of India
469 & 314/3d
(T:516) 268 & 195

India won by 320 runs

Player Of The Match
92 & 68*
India 1st INNINGS 
Gautam Gambhir c †Haddin b Johnson671401929047.85
Virender Sehwag c †Haddin b Johnson3536706097.22
Rahul Dravid  b Lee39701187055.71
Sachin Tendulkar c Hayden b Siddle8811118610079.27
VVS Laxman c †Haddin b Johnson1219182063.15
Sourav Ganguly c Lee b White1022253328045.33
Ishant Sharma c Katich b Siddle933401027.27
MS Dhoni (c)†lbw b Siddle921241768474.19
Harbhajan Singh  b White19160011.11
Zaheer Khan run out (Lee/†Haddin)210250020.00
Amit Mishra not out 00400-
Extras(b 4, lb 10, nb 3, w 5)22
TOTAL129 Ov (RR: 3.63, 594 Mts)469
Fall of wickets: 1-70 (Virender Sehwag, 14.2 ov), 2-146 (Rahul Dravid, 40.5 ov), 3-146 (Gautam Gambhir, 41.1 ov), 4-163 (VVS Laxman, 45.1 ov), 5-305 (Sachin Tendulkar, 81.5 ov), 6-326 (Ishant Sharma, 89.6 ov), 7-435 (Sourav Ganguly, 119.1 ov), 8-442 (Harbhajan Singh, 123.1 ov), 9-469 (Zaheer Khan, 127.6 ov), 10-469 (MS Dhoni, 128.6 ov)
Brett Lee2458613.581029012
40.5 to R Dravid, the legstump is disturbed! After chasing a wide delivery outside off the previous ball, he tries to cream this one as well through the offside, he drives but fails to cover the line properly and suceeds in getting an inside edge which pushes back his leg stump. 146/2
Peter Siddle28511434.0712417201
81.5 to SR Tendulkar, And Siddle picks up his first Test wicket and guess who it is! Isn't he happy. he pitches it on the corridor outside off and forces him into the stroke, he fishes at it and the outside edge travels low to Hayden at first slip who dives to his left, it's not the first time Tendulkar has fallen to a debut bowler, nevertheless it was just fabulous watching him bat today. 305/5
89.6 to I Sharma, I think Ponting should take all the credit for that wicket purely for his field placement, Siddle digs it in short outside leg and forces Ishant to fend it off as it gains on him, the ball lobs off the top part of his bat and goes straight to Katich at leg gully. 326/6
128.6 to MS Dhoni, was he a little unlucky there? A big inswinger by Siddle, Dhoni moves across his stumps and attempts to work it to the on side for a single, it appears as if he got an inside edge onto his pads, Siddle is confident and Koertzen raises the finger, that may have missed the legstump as well, I need to see another replay of that. 469/10
Mitchell Johnson2748533.141169000
14.2 to V Sehwag, Johnson had set him up the previous ball and now he has his reward, he bangs it in short of a length down the leg side again, Sehwag this time shuffles and tries to nudge it down the leg side, there was a sound before the ball reached Haddin, he was confident, Koertzen was convinced. I need to see a replay of that.. 70/1
41.1 to G Gambhir, it's a double strike and Australia have suddenly seized the initiative, Johnson pitches it on a good length outside off and gets it to straighten, Gambhir shapes to push it down to the covers but manages a thin outside edge, Haddin knows it and so does Asad Rauf who raises the finger. 146/3
45.1 to VVS Laxman, another catch down the legside! Johnson strays down the legside and the ball moves away very slightly close to Laxman's pads, he tries to glance it fine but gets a thin edge off the bat, Haddin wasn absolutely sure of the edge and so was Asad Rauf whose finger went up immediately. 163/4
Shane Watson2437102.951018000
Michael Clarke702804.00243000
Cameron White1907123.73715200
119.1 to SC Ganguly, Rush of blood and he's out caught in the deep, White delivers that a little wide of off stump, Ganguly makes a bit of room, gives the charge and goes ahead with the loft, it was clear from the start that he wasn't in full control of the shot, Lee takes the catch falling backwards at long-off. 435/7
123.1 to Harbhajan Singh, White strikes again! The one that goes through straight, he's almost made it his stock delivery, Harbhajan leaves a big gap between bat and pad as he tries to drive through the off side, the ball knocks back the off stump, lazy shot by Harbhajan. 442/8
Australia 1st INNINGS 
Matthew Hayden  b Khan032000.00
Simon Katich  b Mishra33651026050.76
Ricky Ponting (c)lbw b Sharma523351021.73
Michael Hussey c †Dhoni b Sharma541191817045.37
Michael Clarke lbw b Mishra2360773038.33
Shane Watson lbw b Mishra7815626410150.00
Brad Haddin  b Harbhajan Singh929391031.03
Cameron White  b Mishra523260021.73
Brett Lee c Dravid b Harbhajan Singh35961246036.45
Mitchell Johnson not out 932400128.12
Peter Siddle st †Dhoni b Mishra088000.00
Extras(lb 13, nb 4)17
TOTAL101.4 Ov (RR: 2.63, 454 Mts)268
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Matthew Hayden, 0.3 ov), 2-17 (Ricky Ponting, 7.5 ov), 3-62 (Simon Katich, 21.6 ov), 4-102 (Michael Clarke, 40.5 ov), 5-130 (Michael Hussey, 47.5 ov), 6-146 (Brad Haddin, 55.3 ov), 7-167 (Cameron White, 62.2 ov), 8-240 (Brett Lee, 90.1 ov), 9-262 (Shane Watson, 99.2 ov), 10-268 (Peter Siddle, 101.4 ov)
Zaheer Khan2575612.241228001
0.3 to ML Hayden, Hayden's ordinary tour continues! Zaheer pitches it on a good length outside off and gets it to curve back in, Hayden gets across but fails to cover the line, the ball clips the pad, then a thin inside edge crashes onto the stumps and the off stump is pushed back. 0/1
Ishant Sharma2146823.239811001
7.5 to RT Ponting, this time it looked plumb! Ishant pitches it just a fraction short of a good length outside off and gets it to nip back in sharply, Ponting is caught at the crease and is beaten for pace, that was hitting the top of the stumps, Koertzen gives him the slow death. 17/2
47.5 to MEK Hussey, Hussey's gone this time! And that's a massive wicket for India. Fantastic bowling from Ishant, a repeat of the previous ball, it induces a thinner edge from Hussey which results in a simple catch for Dhoni. 130/5
Harbhajan Singh2996022.061447101
55.3 to BJ Haddin, Haddin's gone. Clean bowled. Flighted delivery from Harbhajan, gets good dip and turn and Haddin's is beaten as he attempts a drive off the front foot and it crashes into off stump. 146/6
90.1 to B Lee, And Harbhajan Singh provides the breakthrough. Lee is gone after a superb rearguard effort. Length delivery and Lee lunges forward to defend with hard hands, gets the outside edge and an easy catch for Rahul Dravid at first slip. 240/8
Amit Mishra26.487152.661278101
21.6 to SM Katich, he strikes with his 18th ball in Test cricket, it pitches outside off and comes in just a trifle, Katich gets forward to defend, he doesn't cover the line and gets a thin inside edge which hits the crease and then brushes the legstump. 62/3
40.5 to MJ Clarke, comes round the wicket and smart move! He loops it on middle stump and the ball lands bang in line with the middle stump, it straightens and hits him in line, Clarke gets forward but fails to get his bat behind the line, Mishra was super confident and Asad Rauf didn't need too much time to ponder over it, it was the straight ball that foxed Clarke and Mishra really deserved that scalp, once again Clarke falls at the stroke of stumps (as in Bangalore). 102/4
62.2 to CL White, Got him! The googly does the trick for Mishra again. Australia are crumbling here. Flighted delivery, pitching on off, White is totally deceived and the ball goes through the gap between bat and pad and knocks back the leg stump. 167/7
99.2 to SR Watson, Mishra takes four! He pitches it on a good length bang in line with legstump, Watson stays on the back foot and the ball keeps a little low, he's struck on the base of the pad, Koertzen gives him the slow death. 262/9
101.4 to PM Siddle, Gone! Five for Mishra on debut, big flight, lures Siddle out of the crease who's attempted heave doesn't connect and Dhoni has the simple task of taking off the bails. 268/10
India 2nd INNINGS 
Gautam Gambhir c Hussey b White1041382197175.36
Virender Sehwag c †Haddin b Siddle901221838073.77
MS Dhoni (c)†not out 68841073180.95
Sourav Ganguly c Clarke b Lee2737542072.97
Sachin Tendulkar not out 1012161083.33
Extras(b 3, lb 4, nb 3, w 5)15
TOTAL65 Ov (RR: 4.83, 291 Mts)314/3d
Fall of wickets: 1-182 (Virender Sehwag, 39.1 ov), 2-224 (Gautam Gambhir, 47.5 ov), 3-290 (Sourav Ganguly, 61.6 ov)
Brett Lee1406114.35486001
61.6 to SC Ganguly, Ganguly attempts a big hit but mistimes it, Lee delivers from round the wicket and lands it on a full length, Ganguly makes room for the loft but miscues it to Clarke at cover, it was in the air for a while. 290/3
Peter Siddle1516214.13526001
39.1 to V Sehwag, Sehwag's not getting away with it this time, genuine edge, he tries to punch it through the off side but fails to cover the line properly, very thick edge to Haddin and Siddle strikes, Australia finally have a breakthrough. 182/1
Mitchell Johnson1407205.14375000
Cameron White804816.00232210
47.5 to G Gambhir, he gifts his wicket away, he steps down the track to a flighted delivery and tries to clear mid-off, he fails to get the desired elevation and feeds it down Hussey's throat at mid-off. 224/2
Shane Watson502004.00141000
Michael Hussey803804.75191001
Michael Clarke10606.0000000
Australia 2nd INNINGS (Target: 516 runs)
Matthew Hayden lbw b Harbhajan Singh29203740145.00
Simon Katich c Tendulkar b Harbhajan Singh2026414076.92
Ricky Ponting (c) b Sharma211160018.18
Michael Hussey lbw b Harbhajan Singh1480025.00
Michael Clarke c Sehwag b Mishra691522369045.39
Shane Watson lbw b Sharma22225009.09
Brad Haddin  b Khan371051186035.23
Cameron White c †Dhoni b Khan1380033.33
Brett Lee  b Khan011000.00
Mitchell Johnson c & b Mishra2644694059.09
Peter Siddle not out 046000.00
Extras(b 4, nb 4)8
TOTAL64.4 Ov (RR: 3.01, 287 Mts)195
Fall of wickets: 1-49 (Matthew Hayden, 7.2 ov), 2-50 (Simon Katich, 7.6 ov), 3-52 (Michael Hussey, 9.5 ov), 4-52 (Ricky Ponting, 10.2 ov), 5-58 (Shane Watson, 16.3 ov), 6-142 (Brad Haddin, 46.6 ov), 7-144 (Cameron White, 48.2 ov), 8-144 (Brett Lee, 48.3 ov), 9-194 (Mitchell Johnson, 62.6 ov), 10-195 (Michael Clarke, 64.4 ov)
Zaheer Khan1537134.73579001
46.6 to BJ Haddin, Cleaned him up! What a ripper from Zaheer. A length ball, moved back into Haddin, Haddin's attempted prod is beaten and the ball crashes into middle and off, just the start India wanted. 142/6
48.2 to CL White, Gone this time, pitched up a bit more than the previous one, White goes for the drive, gets the outside edge, Dhoni dives to his right to pouch it. 144/7
48.3 to B Lee, Gone! Zaheer's on fire here. Brett Lee bowled first ball. Short of a length ball from Zaheer heading for offstump, Lee plays inside the line of the ball and the offstump is flattened. 144/8
Ishant Sharma1344223.23607000
10.2 to RT Ponting, Ishant hits the timber, superb delivery, pitches around the off stump and comes back in off the pitch, Ponting commits early to the forward prod but somehow the ball sneaks through the daylight between bat and pad and knocks the off stump back, Ishant now gets Ponting for the fifth time in as many matches. 52/4
16.3 to SR Watson, Koertzen gives him the slow death, Ishant pitches it just a fraction short of a good length fairly wide outside off and gets it to nip back in very sharply, Watson is caught at the crease and fails to cover the sudden movement, the ball hits him in line with the off and middle stumps. 58/5
Harbhajan Singh2033631.80993001
7.2 to ML Hayden, the bowling change works! Bowls round the wicket, pitches just outside the line of the off stump, Hayden commits very early to the sweep and it leads to his undoing as the ball strikes the bottom of his pad, they all go up in appeal, Asad Rauf thinks about it before raising the finger, he reckoned it would have hit the offstump, Hawkeye shows the ball striking the stumps. 49/1
7.6 to SM Katich, terrific catch by Tendulkar! Delivered from round the wicket, gives it a lot of flight, Katich chases a delivery wide of the offstump, the ball lobs off the leading edge and stays in the air for a few anxious seconds, Tendulkar at short point lunges forward for the dive, realises that the ball was dipping but still managed to cup his hands behind the ball on the tumble, you should have seen the delight on his face when he gathered himself. 50/2
9.5 to MEK Hussey, Strike three! Done in by the low bounce, a little slower through the air, Hussey e shapes to pull that away over square leg but the ball shoots much lower than expected, he was caught plumb in front of the stumps, one of the easiest decisions for Asad Rauf. 52/3
Amit Mishra11.423523.00597002
62.6 to MG Johnson, caught and bowled! Australia are nine down! Mishra tossed up a delightfully flighted delivery on middle and leg, the ball was so slow that Johnson closed the face of the bat far too early, he was trying to play the ball on the leg side but the leading edge lobbed back to Mishra who took one of the easiest catches a bowler could hope to get. 194/9
64.4 to MJ Clarke, that's the end of the match! Mishra fittingly picks up the final wicket, the ball wasn't that short and Clarke pulled it in the air towards midwicket where Sehwag took a smart catch, the Indians rush towards each other to celebrate, amazing scenes, Mishra finishes his debut match with seven wickets. 195/10
Virender Sehwag52701.40261000
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Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh
TossIndia, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
MS Dhoni
Series resultIndia led the 4-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 1889
Hours of play (local time)09.30 start, Lunch 11.30-12.10, Tea 14.10-14.30, Close 16.30
Match days17,18,19,20,21 October 2008 - day (5-day match)
Test debut
Amit Mishra
Amit Mishra
Peter Siddle
Peter Siddle
Asad Rauf
South Africa
Rudi Koertzen
TV Umpire
Amiesh Saheba
Reserve Umpire
Anil Dandekar
Match Referee
Chris Broad
Fri, 17 Oct - day 1 - India 1st innings 311/5 (Sourav Ganguly 54*, Ishant Sharma 2*, 85 ov)
Sat, 18 Oct - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 102/4 (Michael Hussey 37*, 40.5 ov)
Sun, 19 Oct - day 3 - India 2nd innings 100/0 (Gautam Gambhir 46*, Virender Sehwag 53*, 23 ov)
Mon, 20 Oct - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 141/5 (Michael Clarke 42*, Brad Haddin 37*, 46 ov)
Tue, 21 Oct - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 195 (64.4 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • Australia: 150 runs in 50.1 overs (305 balls), Extras 8
  • MJ Clarke: 50 off 108 balls (7 x 4)
  • Drinks: Australia - 186/8 in 58.0 overs (MJ Clarke 64, MG Johnson 22)
  • 9th Wicket: 50 runs in 86 balls (MJ Clarke 24, MG Johnson 26, Ex 0)
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