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3rd Test: India v Pakistan at Bangalore, Dec 8-12, 2007 - Day 1


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India 1st innings:




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  • 2.6 Shoaib Akhtar to Gambhir, FOUR, full and on the off stump, Gambhir gets off the mark with a strong push back down the ground that easily beats the fielder at mid-off.
    India 5/0 G Gambhir 4* (10b 1x4) Shoaib Akhtar 2-0-5-0


  • 9.5 Mohammad Sami to Dravid, FOUR, short of a length and outside the off, Dravid goes back and across and crashes the ball through cover for a crisp boundary.
    India 19/1 R Dravid 9* (11b 1x4) Mohammad Sami 4.5-2-12-1


  • 11.1 Mohammad Sami to Jaffer, FOUR, short of a length and outside the off, Jaffer gets well on top of the ball and slaps it down through gully to the vacant third-man region.
    India 24/1 W Jaffer 9* (35b 1x4) Mohammad Sami 5.1-2-16-1


  • 11.5 Mohammad Sami to Jaffer, (no ball) FOUR, overpitched and on the pads, Jaffer picks this one early and whips the ball through the square-leg region for four.
    India 29/1 W Jaffer 13* (39b 2x4) Mohammad Sami 5.4-2-21-1


  • 12.6 Yasir Arafat to Dravid, FOUR, Bang! Full and outside the off, driven inside out through cover, all along the ground and to the boundary.
    India 33/1 R Dravid 13* (20b 2x4) Yasir Arafat 2-0-5-0


  • 13.5 Mohammad Sami to Jaffer, FOUR, very full and outside the off, Jaffer waits on the ball and elegantly places the ball through cover for a silken boundary.
    India 38/1 W Jaffer 17* (47b 3x4) Mohammad Sami 6.5-2-26-1


  • 14.5 Yasir Arafat to Dravid, FOUR, very full, far outside the off, easy pickings for a class batsman, driven magnificently through cover.
    India 44/1 R Dravid 19* (25b 3x4) Yasir Arafat 2.5-0-11-0


  • 16.3 Yasir Arafat to Ganguly, FOUR, short of a good length and outside the off, Ganguly gets off the mark right away with a delectable boundary through point. Shot!
    India 48/2 SC Ganguly 4* (1b 1x4) Yasir Arafat 3.3-0-15-1


  • 19.5 Shoaib Akhtar to Laxman, FOUR, edged through gully. On a length, outside off stump, holding its line a touch and Laxman pushes inside the line, with soft hands and it runs off the outer edge, along the ground, past the slips. Laxman was caught at the crease there.
    India 56/3 VVS Laxman 4* (6b 1x4) Shoaib Akhtar 5.5-2-12-0


  • 20.1 Yasir Arafat to Ganguly, FOUR, flashed through cover point. Fullish and outside off stump, Ganguly drove away from the body and creamed it through cover point.
    India 60/3 SC Ganguly 12* (8b 2x4) Yasir Arafat 5.1-0-22-2


  • 26.2 Yasir Arafat to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, Shot! just short of a length and a bit too straight, Yuvraj walks across his stumps and times this brilliantly through square-leg for a welcome boundary.
    India 69/4 Yuvraj Singh 4* (12b 1x4) Yasir Arafat 8.2-2-26-3


  • 27.5 Mohammad Sami to Ganguly, FOUR, Shot! fullish and outside the off, that's not the place to bowl to Ganguly who moves across nicely and square-drives with characteristic elan. No fielder moved on that occasion.
    India 73/4 SC Ganguly 16* (35b 3x4) Mohammad Sami 8.5-3-30-1


  • 28.2 Shoaib Akhtar to Ganguly, FOUR, short of a length and on the leg stump, not the best line, Ganguly walks across his stumps and deftly dabs the ball round the corner for four to fine-leg.
    India 78/4 SC Ganguly 21* (38b 4x4) Shoaib Akhtar 8.2-3-17-0


  • 29.5 Mohammad Sami to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, Bang! Shot of the day so far. Overpitched and on the off, Yuvraj absolutely hammers this one, power and timing, placement perfect, straight back down the ground between bowler and mid-off. That is quality.
    India 88/4 Yuvraj Singh 12* (21b 2x4) Mohammad Sami 9.5-3-39-1


  • 30.2 Shoaib Akhtar to Ganguly, FOUR, very full and on the off stump, timed beautifully through midwicket by Ganguly. He is batting beautifully at the moment, through off and on side. Excellent batting after a shaky start.
    India 92/4 SC Ganguly 27* (44b 5x4) Shoaib Akhtar 9.2-3-23-0


  • 32.1 Mohammad Sami to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, full-toss outside the off, Sami gives away runs here. Yuvraj just waits for the gift-wrapped freebie and clouts it to the cover boundary. That's a bad ball.
    India 97/4 Yuvraj Singh 17* (29b 3x4) Mohammad Sami 10.1-3-43-1


  • 32.3 Mohammad Sami to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, overpitched and on the pads this time. Sami has lost the plot here. Yuvraj walks across and flicks effortlessly over square-leg. Quality shot, poor bowling.
    India 101/4 Yuvraj Singh 21* (31b 4x4) Mohammad Sami 10.3-3-47-1


  • 35.6 Danish Kaneria to Ganguly, FOUR, Flash! Fullish and outside the off, Ganguly drives hard at that, off a thick outside edge past the slip fielder and the 50 of the partnership comes up, albeit in streaky fashion.
    India 111/4 SC Ganguly 33* (61b 6x4) Danish Kaneria 5-2-7-0


  • 37.4 Danish Kaneria to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, There's no fielder for this shot! Down the pitch and bang, clattered over midwicket with a wristy flourish. Aerial but safe.
    India 116/4 Yuvraj Singh 30* (48b 5x4) Danish Kaneria 5.4-2-11-0


  • 38.3 Mohammad Sami to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, smack, thats four! Sami errs in length, offering Yuvraj width, and creams it off the back foot through the covers.
    India 121/4 Yuvraj Singh 35* (53b 6x4) Mohammad Sami 13.3-4-56-1


  • 39.5 Danish Kaneria to Ganguly, FOUR, poor ball, attempted wrong one ends up too short and Ganguly duly cracks that off the back foot, transferring the weight nicely, to the deep cover ropes.
    India 129/4 SC Ganguly 39* (67b 7x4) Danish Kaneria 6.5-2-19-0


  • 40.1 Mohammad Sami to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, Take that! overpitched and far outside the off, Yuvraj gets forward and across to perfection and crashes that through cover with arrogance. That is a brilliant shot.
    India 133/4 Yuvraj Singh 41* (57b 7x4) Mohammad Sami 14.1-4-61-1


  • 41.2 Danish Kaneria to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, tossed up and outside the off, once again Yuvraj plays the most expansive of cover drives, booming like a cannon, the ball blitzes to the boundary.
    India 138/4 Yuvraj Singh 46* (63b 8x4) Danish Kaneria 7.2-2-23-0


  • 42.5 Yasir Arafat to Ganguly, FOUR, too full, too wide, Ganguly just laces that ball through cover. That's a shot of a man in form. Perfectly timed and placed. No need to even think about running.
    India 142/4 SC Ganguly 43* (74b 8x4) Yasir Arafat 9.5-2-30-3


  • 44.3 Yasir Arafat to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, too full, too straight, Yuvraj picks this up early and cracks it through the on side. High back lift, flowing blade and that is a half-century for Yuvraj. We've seen some cracking shots on the way.
    India 151/4 Yuvraj Singh 51* (75b 9x4) Yasir Arafat 10.3-2-34-3


  • 44.5 Yasir Arafat to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, fullish and on the off once more, again Yuvraj is well on top of the ball and smashes it through midwicket. That is another top shot.
    India 155/4 Yuvraj Singh 55* (77b 10x4) Yasir Arafat 10.5-2-38-3


  • 47.1 Danish Kaneria to Ganguly, FOUR, short of a length, far outside the off, Ganguly rocks back and cuts the ball in front of square with supreme timing and placement.
    India 163/4 SC Ganguly 48* (83b 9x4) Danish Kaneria 10.1-3-28-0


  • 48.5 Yasir Arafat to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, fullish and on the pads, Yuvraj closes the face of the bat and crashes the ball wide of mid-on, no chance at all for the fielder.
    India 167/4 Yuvraj Singh 61* (89b 11x4) Yasir Arafat 12.5-2-45-3


  • 49.5 Younis Khan to Ganguly, FOUR, overpitched, down the leg side, a hint of swing perhaps, but no trouble for Ganguly who times that perfectly through midwicket.
    India 173/4 SC Ganguly 52* (92b 10x4) Younis Khan 0.5-0-5-0


  • 51.1 Younis Khan to Ganguly, FOUR, just short of a length and wide outside the off, there's no cover there and nor should their be for bad bowling, put away effortlessly through point!
    India 179/4 SC Ganguly 57* (97b 11x4) Younis Khan 1.1-0-9-0


  • 51.3 Younis Khan to Ganguly, FOUR, More runs! Overpitched and on the pads, Ganguly just glances the ball fine to pick up four more runs. These are crucial runs as the tea break approaches.
    India 183/4 SC Ganguly 61* (99b 12x4) Younis Khan 1.3-0-13-0


  • 53.3 Yasir Arafat to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, Shot! Fullish and on the off, Yuvraj just jams the bat down defensively. The ball simply flies off the bat and once it beats mid-on it's four all the way.
    India 188/4 Yuvraj Singh 67* (97b 12x4) Yasir Arafat 13.3-2-49-3


  • 55.5 Mohammad Sami to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, Crack! short of a length, outside the off, Yuvraj watches the ball carefully, rolls the wrists and pulls in front of square through midwicket.
    India 198/4 Yuvraj Singh 73* (105b 13x4) Mohammad Sami 15.5-4-68-1


  • 56.5 Danish Kaneria to Ganguly, FOUR, The 200 comes up as Ganguly caresses this half-volley back past the bowler to the long-off boundary.
    India 203/4 SC Ganguly 66* (119b 13x4) Danish Kaneria 14.5-5-34-0


  • 57.3 Mohammad Sami to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, short and wide once more, again Yuvraj reaches for a ball far outside the off, Yuvraj plays without getting to the line of the ball, uppish but past gully for four.
    India 207/4 Yuvraj Singh 77* (110b 14x4) Mohammad Sami 16.3-4-73-1


  • 57.4 Mohammad Sami to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, Nothing wrong with this one! Yuvraj laces a cover-drive on the rise, somehow he manages to keep that down and it punches through cover to the boundary to bring up the 150 of the partnership.
    India 211/4 Yuvraj Singh 81* (111b 15x4) Mohammad Sami 16.4-4-77-1


  • 60.2 Danish Kaneria to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, down the leg side, Yuvraj goes back and pulls the ball down to fine-leg, no chance of stopping that.
    India 220/4 Yuvraj Singh 87* (123b 16x4) Danish Kaneria 16.2-5-40-0


  • 60.5 Danish Kaneria to Ganguly, FOUR, full and outside the off, not the place to bowl to Ganguly who just leans into the line of the ball and eases the ball to the cover fence.
    India 225/4 SC Ganguly 72* (126b 14x4) Danish Kaneria 16.5-5-45-0


  • 63.2 Mohammad Sami to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, very full and outside the off, Yuvraj is forced to adjust as the ball hints at moving away, the ball spears off a thick outside edge down into the ground and past the slips cordon for four streaky runs.
    India 235/4 Yuvraj Singh 93* (130b 17x4) Mohammad Sami 19.2-4-86-1


  • 64.4 Danish Kaneria to Ganguly, FOUR, tossed up very, very wide and Ganguly just leans back and cuts past point, a rubbish ball and a fine way to deal with it.
    India 241/4 SC Ganguly 82* (140b 15x4) Danish Kaneria 18.4-5-52-0


  • 65.2 Yasir Arafat to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, there it is, take a bow Yuvraj Singh! Short and wide, a real freebie to get when you're on 96, and doesn't he love it? Yuvraj just reaches out, simple as can be, and cuts it through the yawning gap at cover to raise his third Test hundred!
    India 247/4 Yuvraj Singh 100* (135b 18x4) Yasir Arafat 14.2-2-55-3


  • 65.4 Yasir Arafat to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, another gift, full and very wide and he kneels down to square-drive for four.
    India 251/4 Yuvraj Singh 104* (137b 19x4) Yasir Arafat 14.4-2-59-3


  • 67.2 Yasir Arafat to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, very full, wide outside the off, Yuvraj drives very powerfully to cover, a bit of bad bounce and the ball kicks over Salman Butt and races away to the boundary.
    India 257/4 Yuvraj Singh 110* (144b 20x4) Yasir Arafat 15.2-2-64-3


  • 69.1 Yasir Arafat to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, short and a bit of width, cut away through point with some serious power. The runs are just flowing off Yuvraj's blade now ... No stopping him!
    India 271/4 Yuvraj Singh 124* (152b 21x4 1x6) Yasir Arafat 16.1-2-69-3


  • 70.2 Danish Kaneria to Ganguly, FOUR, short of a length and outside the off, cut away past point, that's a good shot but perhaps should have been fielded.
    India 275/4 SC Ganguly 86* (150b 16x4) Danish Kaneria 21.2-5-66-0


  • 72.2 Danish Kaneria to Ganguly, FOUR, short of a length and outside the off, Ganguly rocks back and chops that one away behind square.
    India 281/4 SC Ganguly 91* (157b 17x4) Danish Kaneria 22.2-5-70-0


  • 72.5 Danish Kaneria to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, fullish and on the pads, Yuvraj gets down on one knee and sweeps very hard and very fine.
    India 286/4 Yuvraj Singh 129* (164b 22x4 1x6) Danish Kaneria 22.5-5-75-0


  • 73.5 Yasir Arafat to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, short of a good length, outside the off, Yuvraj stands tall and smashes this through cover. He drew himself to full height and absolutely creamed that one!
    India 293/4 Yuvraj Singh 133* (168b 23x4 1x6) Yasir Arafat 18.5-2-78-3


  • 75.3 Yasir Hameed to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, full-toss outside the off, Yuvraj brings up the three hundred with a powerful hit through cover.
    India 301/4 Yuvraj Singh 139* (172b 24x4 1x6) Yasir Hameed 0.3-0-5-0


  • 77.5 Yasir Hameed to Ganguly, FOUR, That's it! Tossed up and outside the off, Ganguly smacks it through cover and brings up a magnificent hundred! 15th Test hundred for Ganguly. And what a crucial time it came at!
    India 311/4 SC Ganguly 103* (178b 18x4) Yasir Hameed 1.5-0-13-0


  • 84.4 Yasir Arafat to Ganguly, FOUR, just short of a length and a bit too far outside the off, Ganguly stands tall and blasts the ball through cover, the timing and placement perfect. That's a cracking shot.
    India 335/4 SC Ganguly 119* (206b 19x4) Yasir Arafat 19.4-2-83-3


  • 84.6 Yasir Arafat to Ganguly, FOUR, Ouch! short of a length and outside the off, this one is quicker and bounces a lot more than expected, out of nowhere, Ganguly is committed to the stroke and parries the ball over gully. A bit lucky, but four more anyhow.
    India 339/4 SC Ganguly 123* (208b 20x4) Yasir Arafat 20-2-87-3


  • 85.2 Mohammad Sami to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, Lucky! just short of a good length, outside the off, this one comes in a bit and takes the inside edge of Yuvraj's bat. The ball goes just past the stumps and flies away to the fine-leg fence. That's 150 for Yuvraj!
    India 343/4 Yuvraj Singh 152* (191b 25x4 1x6) Mohammad Sami 20.2-4-92-1


  • 85.4 Mohammad Sami to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, And more runs! short of a good length and on the pads, Yuvraj walks across his stumps and flicks that quite sharply to the fine-leg boundary.
    India 347/4 Yuvraj Singh 156* (193b 26x4 1x6) Mohammad Sami 20.4-4-96-1


  • 86.4 Yasir Arafat to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, overpitched and on the pads, Yuvraj is in too good nick to miss out, he whips this one off his toes down to the square-leg fence. No chance for any of the fielders.
    India 352/4 Yuvraj Singh 161* (198b 27x4 1x6) Yasir Arafat 20.4-2-91-3


  • 86.5 Yasir Arafat to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, Bang! short of a length and outside the off, Yuvraj plays a back-foot punch over mid-off, lofted in the air and a clean hit that just bolts to the boundary.
    India 356/4 Yuvraj Singh 165* (199b 28x4 1x6) Yasir Arafat 20.5-2-95-3


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