England tour of India, 2005/06 / Commentary

England in India Test Series - 2nd Test

India v England

India won by 9 wickets

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12.6

Pathan to Pietersen, no run, defended down on the leg side

England 36/2   KP Pietersen 0* (1b)

13.3

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, turning in defended watchfully

13.4

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 2 runs, swept away nicely to fine leg for a brace

13.5

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, defended down on the off side

13.6

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, played away on the leg side

England 39/2   KP Pietersen 2* (5b)

15.1

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, driven wide of the fielder at mid-on

England 46/2   KP Pietersen 3* (6b)

16.1

Patel to Pietersen, 1 run, good length delivery on the stumps, Pietersen gets into a good position and drives it wide of the fielder at mid-on

16.5

Patel to Pietersen, no run, straight delivery outside the off stump, no shot offered

16.6

Patel to Pietersen, no run, good length delivery, definite reverse swing on this occasion, Pietersen nicely gets behind the line and plays it down safely on the off side, well bowled and well played

England 54/2   KP Pietersen 4* (9b)

18.1

Patel to Pietersen, no run, good length delivery, cutting in from outside the off stump, Pietersen gets right behind the line and defends it with a straight bat, ball rolls back to the bowler

18.2

Patel to Pietersen, no run, on the middle and off stump line, defended straight back down the track to the mid-on region

18.3

Patel to Pietersen, 1 run, on the middle and leg stump line, off-cutter, Pietersen gets forward and turns it away to fine leg for an easy single

England 55/2   KP Pietersen 5* (12b)

19.1

Chawla to Pietersen, no run, pitched up outside the off stump, driven straight to the fielder at mid-off

19.2

Chawla to Pietersen, no run, pitched close to the off stump line and turning away, defended leaning well forward

19.3

Chawla to Pietersen, no run, drifting in and turning away after hitting the deck, defended on the back-foot and the ball rolls away straight to Jaffer at short leg

19.4

Chawla to Pietersen, FOUR, shot! nothing wrong with the delivery, Pietersen quickly goes down on one knee and sweeps it away well in front of square leg, sweetly timed shot that

19.5

Chawla to Pietersen, no run, driven away towards cover

19.6

Chawla to Pietersen, SIX, on the middle and off stump line, Pietersen leans well forward and slogs it away well over the midwicket fence, good clean hit

England 69/2   KP Pietersen 15* (18b 1x4 1x6)

22.1

Patel to Pietersen, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, driven straight to the fielder at point

22.2

Patel to Pietersen, FOUR, good length delivery outside the off stump, bit too wide and Pietersen drills it past the diving fielder at mid-off, excellent placement and that's his first scoring shot on the off side

22.3

Patel to Pietersen, FOUR, four more! under pressure Patel strays onto middle and leg, Pietersen gets well forward and turns it away through midwicket, lovely shot

22.4

Patel to Pietersen, no run, good length delivery, driven away on the off side

22.5

Patel to Pietersen, no run, good length, cutting in from outside the off stump, Pietersen drives, presenting the full face of the bat and the ball rolls back to the bowler

22.6

Patel to Pietersen, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, no shot offered - end of a good over for England.

England 81/2   KP Pietersen 23* (24b 3x4 1x6)

23.3

Chawla to Pietersen, no run, driven down to mid-on

23.4

Chawla to Pietersen, 1 run, drifting in with the angle, Pietersen goes back and works it away on the leg side for a single

England 83/2   KP Pietersen 24* (26b 3x4 1x6)

24.1

Patel to Pietersen, no run, short of a good length delivery, wide outside the off stump and Pietersen shoulders arms

24.2

Patel to Pietersen, no run, pitched up outside the off stump and Pietersen drives hard, fantastic diving stop by Harbhajan at cover saves a certain boundary

24.3

Patel to Pietersen, no run, again slightly short and outside the off stump, Pietersen driven off the back-foot but fails to get it past the cover fielder

24.4

Patel to Pietersen, no run, short of a good length delivery, cutting in but not enough to make Pietersen play at it

24.5

Patel to Pietersen, FOUR, good length delivery outside the off stump, Pietersen drives on the up and gets it into the narrow gap between the cover fielders, Yuvraj gives chase but the slide is not timed well enough and the ball rolls over the ropes

24.6

Patel to Pietersen, no run, good delivery outside the off stump, Pietersen leaves it through to the keeper

England 87/2   KP Pietersen 28* (32b 4x4 1x6)

25.3

Chawla to Pietersen, no run, defended on the front-foot

25.4

Chawla to Pietersen, FOUR, tossed up and turning away, Pietersen comes down the track and lofts it away to the long-off fence, Chawla under pressure here

25.5

Chawla to Pietersen, no run, quicker delivery on the stumps, excellent comeback from Chawla, Pietersen ends up with an inside edge onto his pad

25.6

Chawla to Pietersen, 1 run, swept away behind square, easy single to end the over

England 93/2   KP Pietersen 33* (36b 5x4 1x6)

26.1

Pathan to Pietersen, no run, good length delivery, angling across the right-hander, no shot offered

26.2

Pathan to Pietersen, no run, pitched wide outside the off stump and angling away further, Pietersen not interested

26.3

Pathan to Pietersen, FOUR, pitched up outside the off stump, Pietersen walks across and clips it away well in front of square leg, amazing shot!

26.4

Pathan to Pietersen, no run, short of a good length delivery, bit too wide and Pietersen leaves it through to the keeper

26.5

Pathan to Pietersen, 1 run, on the middle and off stump line, driven down to mid-on, quick single taken

England 98/2   KP Pietersen 38* (41b 6x4 1x6)

27.1

Kumble to Pietersen, no run, right on target straightaway, defended down on the leg side

27.2

Kumble to Pietersen, no run, pitched in line and turning across, Pietersen gets forward and defends it down on the leg side

27.3

Kumble to Pietersen, 1 run, driven down to mid-on and they take off for a dangerous single, Yuvraj there fails to pick it up cleanly and Pietersen makes it across safely

27.6

Kumble to Pietersen, no run, quicker delivery on the middle and off stump line, defended straight back to the bowler

England 100/2   KP Pietersen 39* (45b 6x4 1x6)

29.1

Kumble to Pietersen, no run, full delivery on the pads, its nicely driven to mid-on

29.2

Kumble to Pietersen, no run, tossed up delivery, defended to the off-side

29.3

Kumble to Pietersen, no run, tossed up delivery, thrown up in the air, Pietersen comes forward to defends, is beaten by the turn,ball takes the outer edge of the bat

29.4

Kumble to Pietersen, no run

29.5

Kumble to Pietersen, no run

29.6

Kumble to Pietersen, no run, leg break from Kumble in line with the stumps, Pietersen comes forward and defends it to mid-on, that's the end of the over, its a maiden

England 104/2   KP Pietersen 39* (51b 6x4 1x6)

30.4

Pathan to Pietersen, no run, full length delivery, that one came back just a bit, takes the inside edge of the bat after brushing the pad, pops up in the air, but there's no one to catch it, Pathan was more interested in the LBW appeal

30.5

Pathan to Pietersen, 1 run, pushed wide of mid-off and take a quick single

England 110/2   KP Pietersen 40* (53b 6x4 1x6)

31.1

Kumble to Pietersen, no run

31.2

Kumble to Pietersen, no run, full delivery, Pietersen tries to work it away to the onside, gets the bottom edge and the ball rolls away to the bowler

31.3

Kumble to Pietersen, 1 run, works it away off the pads for a single

31.6

Kumble to Pietersen, no run, nicely tossed up by Kumble this time, Pietersen comes forward, offers the full face of the bat and defends, ball rolls back to Kumble

England 112/2   KP Pietersen 41* (57b 6x4 1x6)

33.1

Kumble to Pietersen, no run, flat delivery from Kumble, KP drives it to Sehwag at cover

33.2

Kumble to Pietersen, no run, short of a length, KP goes back to pull, doesnt get it off the middle of the bat

33.3

Kumble to Pietersen, no run, works it away off the pads to the man at short mid-wicket

33.4

Kumble to Pietersen, no run, tossed up delivery, worked away to the man at short mid-wicket

33.5

Kumble to Pietersen, 1 run, tossed up delivery, a little too straight, Pietersen drives through the line, picks up a single before the mid-on fielder can get to theball

England 117/2   KP Pietersen 42* (62b 6x4 1x6)

34.1

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, full delivery close to the offstump, Pietersen plants his frontfoot forward and sweeps it backward of square for one

England 118/3   KP Pietersen 43* (63b 6x4 1x6)

35.1

Kumble to Pietersen, no run, defended back to the bowler

35.2

Kumble to Pietersen, no run, again played straight back down the track, Kumble moves across to his right and fields

35.3

Kumble to Pietersen, no run, flat and turning away, played away towards cover

35.4

Kumble to Pietersen, no run, eased away on the leg side

35.5

Kumble to Pietersen, no run, fuller and on the stumps, driven straight back to the bowler

35.6

Kumble to Pietersen, no run, fraction short and turning away, defended on the back-foot, good over to start with after the break

England 118/3   KP Pietersen 43* (69b 6x4 1x6)

37.1

Kumble to Pietersen, FOUR, flighted delivery outside the off stump, Pietersen comes down the track, nicely gets to the pitch of the delivery and lofts it away to the long-off fence, shot!

37.2

Kumble to Pietersen, 1 run, driven down to mid-on, fielder is bit deep and a quick single is taken, good cricket this from Pietersen

England 123/3   KP Pietersen 48* (71b 7x4 1x6)

38.1

Pathan to Pietersen, no run, good length delivery, angling across, driven straight to Tendulkar at mid-off

38.2

Pathan to Pietersen, no run, pitched up outside the off stump, almost an yorker, Pietersen drives it straight back down the track but fails to beat Tendulkar at mid-off

38.3

Pathan to Pietersen, no run, straight delivery, punched away off the back-foot and the ball rolls down to mid-on

38.4

Pathan to Pietersen, no run, short of a good length delivery, pitched in line and angling across, punched off the back-foot and the ball goes straight to Yuvraj at cover point

38.5

Pathan to Pietersen, FOUR, fifty! pitched up and angling across, Pietersen leans well forward and drives it past the fielder at point, there is no protection in the deep - nicely opened the face of the bat to get the placement right, well played

38.6

Pathan to Pietersen, no run, slightly short and bit wide outside the off stump, no shot offered

England 127/3   KP Pietersen 52* (77b 8x4 1x6)

39.2

Kumble to Pietersen, FOUR, shot! tossed up on the middle and leg stump line, Pietersen chips forward to the pitch of the delivery and clips it away to the midwicket fence, excellent pick-up shot

39.3

Kumble to Pietersen, no run, length ball, Pietersen hits it into the leg side

39.4

Kumble to Pietersen, no run, quicker delivery and Pietersen defends it away towards cover

39.5

Kumble to Pietersen, no run, top-spinner on the stumps, Pietersen defends on the back-foot and ends up with an inside edge onto his pad

39.6

Kumble to Pietersen, 1 leg bye, drifting down the leg side, ball clips the pads and rolls away behind the stumps on the leg side

England 133/3   KP Pietersen 56* (82b 9x4 1x6)

40.1

Pathan to Pietersen, no run, short and wide of the off stump, Pietersen shoulders arms and the ball goes through to the keeper

40.2

Pathan to Pietersen, no run, good line and just short of a length, Pietersen gets forward and punches it away towards cover

40.3

Pathan to Pietersen, no run, good line and length, was the slower delivery, Pietersen drives on the front foot and the ball rolls away towards mid-on, not a well timed shot

40.4

Pathan to Pietersen, no run, another off-cutter, close to the off stump line and Pietersen drives it away towards cover, Sehwag moves in quickly and cuts off the single

40.5

Pathan to Pietersen, no run, good line and length, angling across, Pietersen drives and ends up with a thick edge, ball rolls away towards gully

40.6

Pathan to Pietersen, FOUR, half volley outside the off stump and Pietersen drives it away past Tendulkar at mid-off, should have stopped that

England 137/3   KP Pietersen 60* (88b 10x4 1x6)

42.3

Pathan to Pietersen, no run, slower delivery outside the off stump, Pietersen goes for the drive and ends up mis-timing it to mid-off, well bowled

42.4

Pathan to Pietersen, 2 runs, on the pads and Pietersen works it away through midwicket for a brace, runs hard and comfortably comes back for the second

42.5

Pathan to Pietersen, no run, short of a length ball on the middle and off stump line, defended on the back-foot with a straight bat

42.6

Pathan to Pietersen, 1 run, good line and back of a length, Pietersen punches it straight back down the track to the mid-on region, early call and a quickly single is added to the total

England 144/3   KP Pietersen 63* (92b 10x4 1x6)

43.1

Kumble to Pietersen, no run, defended down on the leg side, got the big stride in and got to the pitch of the delivery

43.2

Kumble to Pietersen, no run, hit on the pads, Pietersen was looking to go across the break, appeal for lbw turned down, probably missing leg

43.3

Kumble to Pietersen, no run, good line and length, Pietersen defends it away

43.4

Kumble to Pietersen, no run, good line and length, Pietersen drives it straight back to the bowler

43.5

Kumble to Pietersen, no run, quicker delivery outside the off stump, no shot offered

43.6

Kumble to Pietersen, no run, line and length, Pietersen lets it go past, fielded by Dhoni

England 144/3   KP Pietersen 63* (98b 10x4 1x6)

44.4

Patel to Pietersen, no run, full on the stumps, Pietersen drives on the front foot, once bounce and straight back to the bowler

44.5

Patel to Pietersen, no run, short of a length and outside off stump, Pietersen drives well but fails to get it past Harbhajan at cover

44.6

Patel to Pietersen, no run, length ball outside the off stump, Pietersen drives it hard into the ground towards cover, Harbhajan moves across quickly and negates the chance of a single

England 147/3   KP Pietersen 63* (101b 10x4 1x6)

45.3

Kumble to Pietersen, no run, full and on the stumps, Pietersen drives eyeing the midwicket fence but makes no contact, appeal for lbw turned down, again missing leg

45.4

Kumble to Pietersen, no run, down the leg side, Pietersen plays and misses and gets hit on the pad

45.5

Kumble to Pietersen, no run, line and length, Pietersen pushes forward

45.6

Kumble to Pietersen, no run, line and length, Pietersen drives on the up and the ball goes straight back to the bowler

England 152/3   KP Pietersen 63* (105b 10x4 1x6)

47.1

Kumble to Pietersen, no run, good length delivery, Pietersen gets well forward and punches it away towards cover

47.2

Kumble to Pietersen, 1 run, full and on the pads, Pietersen leans well forward and drives it away through midwicket

England 153/3   KP Pietersen 64* (107b 10x4 1x6)

48.1

Patel to Pietersen, OUT, got'm! well disguised slower delivery, Pietersen drives on the up and the ball goes straight back to the bowler, Patel holds on well to a fairly easy chance and that's his first Test wicket, well bowled - England four down.

KP Pietersen c & b Patel 64 (138m 108b 10x4 1x6) SR: 59.25

England 157/4   KP Pietersen 64 (108b 10x4 1x6)
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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

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