England tour of India, 2005/06 / Commentary

England in India Test Series - 2nd Test

India v England

India won by 9 wickets

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150

1.1

Patel to Cook, FOUR, pitched up outside the off stump and Cook drives it past the fielder at mid-off - welcome to Test cricket

1.2

Patel to Cook, 1 run, good length delivery, forced away wide of the fielder point, good cricket this from Cook.

1.6

Patel to Cook, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, defended watchfully

England 10/0   AN Cook 5* (3b 1x4)

2.4

Pathan to Cook, 2 runs, good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, hint of away swing, Cook pushes forward to defend and the ball rolls away off the inner half of the bat, Munaf Patel moves across from fine leg and keeps it down to two

2.5

Pathan to Cook, no run, edged away behind point

2.6

Pathan to Cook, no run, played away towards gully

England 15/0   AN Cook 7* (6b 1x4)

3.4

Patel to Cook, no run, good line and just short of a length, Cook keeps it out

3.5

Patel to Cook, 1 run, driven wide of Tendulkar at mid-on, easy single

England 17/0   AN Cook 8* (8b 1x4)

4.6

Pathan to Cook, no run, better line and length, Cook defends on the front-foot and the ball rolls away towards cover

England 19/0   AN Cook 8* (9b 1x4)

5.4

Patel to Cook, no run, short of a good length delivery, coming in with the angle, Cook stays back and turns it away towards midwicket

5.5

Patel to Cook, no run, again short and coming in with the angle, this time Cook gets forward and forces it away towards cover

5.6

Patel to Cook, 1 no ball, bit fuller outside the off stump, driven straight to Yuvraj at backward point

5.6

Patel to Cook, no run, bit of width offered outside the off stump and Cook goes for the cut, ball clips the inside edge and rolls away behind the stumps, Dhoni dives across to his right and saves runs

England 23/0   AN Cook 8* (13b 1x4)

7.1

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, tossed up and turning away, defended on the front-foot

7.2

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, flighted delivery, pitched in line and turning away, Cook gets well forward to the pitch of the delivery and defends it away towards cover

7.3

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, short and wide outside the off stump, Cook rocks back and cuts hard, good looking shot but the ball went straight to Yuvraj at point

7.4

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, 1 run, turning away from the left-hander, Cook gets forward and drives it wide of Munaf Patel at mid-off

England 28/0   AN Cook 9* (17b 1x4)

8.1

Pathan to Cook, no run, good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, Cook defends on the front-foot and the ball rolls down to mid-on

8.2

Pathan to Cook, no run, short of a length and bit wide outside the off stump, Cook drives off the back foot, diving stop by Kumble at gully saves runs

8.3

Pathan to Cook, no run, good line and length delivery, Cook drives off the back-foot to the mid-off region, Chawla is the fielder there

8.4

Pathan to Cook, no run, just short of a length, Cook drives the ball off the back foot but fails to get it past the fielder at cover

8.5

Pathan to Cook, 3 runs, short and wide outside the off stump, Cook cuts off the back foot and gets it past Kaif at point, long chase and a sliding effort save one run

England 31/0   AN Cook 12* (22b 1x4)

9.1

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, tossed up on the stumps, defended straight to Sehwag at cover

9.2

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, fraction short and turning away, Cook cuts off the back-foot and gets beaten by the extra bounce, well bowled!

9.3

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, pitched outside the off stump and turning away, no shot offered

9.4

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, fuller on the stumps, defended away towards cover

9.5

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, FOUR, slightly short and angling away from the left-hander, Cook leans back and cuts it away well wide of the fielder at point, excellent timing and placement

9.6

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, full and on the stumps, much better line and legth, Cook gets forward and defends it back to the bowler

England 35/0   AN Cook 16* (28b 2x4)

11.1

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, defended outside the off stump

11.2

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, forced away towards cover

11.3

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, tight delivery, defended on the front-foot

11.4

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, full and turning away, bit quicker than the previous delivery, Cook prods it away towards cover

11.5

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, 1 run, on the pads, played down to fine leg for a single

England 36/1   AN Cook 17* (33b 2x4)

12.1

Pathan to Cook, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, driven down to mid-on

12.2

Pathan to Cook, no run, straight delivery outside the off stump, driven straight to the fielder at mid-off

12.3

Pathan to Cook, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, Cook goes after it and gets beaten!

12.4

Pathan to Cook, no run, played down to mid-off

12.5

Pathan to Cook, OUT, beauty! Pathan gets one to come back into the left-hander, Cook plays across the line and is trapped plumb in front of the stumps, excellent bowling this from the left-hander. England two down

AN Cook lbw b Pathan 17 (55m 38b 2x4 0x6) SR: 44.73

England 36/2   AN Cook 17 (38b 2x4)
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Mar 13, 2006

The two rival captains share a lighter moment at the end of the game, India v England, 2nd Test, Mohali, March 13, 2006

The two rival captains share a lighter moment at the end of the game

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Mar 13, 2006

Andrew Flintoff congratulates Rahul Dravid after the Mohali Test, India v England, 2nd Test, Mohali, March 13, 2006

Andrew Flintoff congratulates Rahul Dravid after the Mohali Test

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