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

0.1

Pathan to Strauss, 2 runs, starts off with a beauty, swinging away from the left-hander, Strauss ends up with an edge, luckily the ball falls short of the fielder at second slip

0.2

Pathan to Strauss, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, hint of away swing, no shot offered

0.3

Pathan to Strauss, no run, another probing delivery, closer to the off stump line and Struss dabs it away towards cover

0.4

Pathan to Strauss, no run, defended outside the off stump

0.5

Pathan to Strauss, no run, bit of width offered outside the off stump, Strauss watchfully plays it away towards cover

0.6

Pathan to Strauss, 2 runs, fuller length delivery outside the off stump and Strauss drives opening the face of the bat and gets it wide of Yuvraj at point, not a well timed shot

England 4/0   IK Pathan 1-0-4-0

2.1

Pathan to Strauss, no run, short of a good length delivery, hint of away swing, Strauss gets behind the line and defends it back to the bowler

2.2

Pathan to Strauss, 2 runs, again fraction short and swining away, Strauss stays back and glides it past Yuvraj at backwad point

2.3

Pathan to Strauss, 1 run, Pathan strays onto the pads and Strauss punches it away well wide of Tendulkar at mid-on

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   IK Pathan 2-0-9-0

4.1

Pathan to Strauss, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, hint of away swing, Strauss leaves it through to the keeper

4.2

Pathan to Strauss, no run, bit wide and swinging away, no shot offered

4.3

Pathan to Strauss, no run, on the middle and off stump line, swinging away, Strauss drives on the up and finds Tendulkar at mid-on

4.4

Pathan to Strauss, no run, short of a good length delivery, bit too wide outside the off stump and Strauss shoulders arms

4.5

Pathan to Strauss, 1 run, drifts down the leg side, Strauss gets inside the line and tucks it away to fine leg for an easy single

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   IK Pathan 3-0-10-0

6.1

Pathan to Strauss, no run, driven down to mid-off

6.2

Pathan to Strauss, no run, good length delivery, Strauss keeps it out

6.3

Pathan to Strauss, no run, length ball, Strauss drives it away, fielded by Tendulkar

6.4

Pathan to Strauss, no run, left alone outside the off stump

6.5

Pathan to Strauss, FOUR, fraction short and that's pulled away to the midwicket fence

6.6

Pathan to Strauss, no run, left alone outside the off stump

England 27/0   IK Pathan 4-0-14-0

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

8.6

Pathan to Strauss, no run, full down leg side, turned away straight to the fielder in front of square leg

England 31/0   IK Pathan 5-0-17-0

10.1

Pathan to Strauss, no run, defended outside the off stump

10.2

Pathan to Strauss, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, driven off the back-foot and the ball finds Chawla at mid-off

10.3

Pathan to Strauss, no run, short of a good length delivery, close to the off stump line and this one kept its line, Strauss shoulders arms and the ball goes through to the keeper

10.4

Pathan to Strauss, no run, bit too wide outside the off stump, Strauss not interested.

10.5

Pathan to Strauss, OUT, got'm! short of a good length delivery, width offered and Strauss goes after it, ball clips the bottom edge and goes behind, Dhoni dives across full-length to his left and gloves it inches away from the ground, fantastic take!

AJ Strauss c †Dhoni b Pathan 18 (46m 38b 1x4 0x6) SR: 47.36

10.6

Pathan to Bell, no run, good length delivery, angling across, defended on the front-foot and the ball rolls away towards cover

England 35/1   IK Pathan 6-1-17-1

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

12.6

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

England 36/2   IK Pathan 7-2-17-2

14.1

Pathan to Bell, 2 runs, good length delivery on the middle and leg stump line, Bell gets across and glances it away to fine leg, easy two

14.2

Pathan to Bell, no run, good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, hint of in swing, Bell gets behind the line and defends it back to the bowler

14.3

Pathan to Bell, no run, another good length delivery, the one that comes back into the right-hander, Bell pushes forward and ends up with an inside edge, ball rolls back to the bowler

14.4

Pathan to Bell, FOUR, pitched up and angling across, Bell looking to drive on the up ends up with a thick edge and the ball files over Kumble at gully

14.5

Pathan to Bell, no run, angling across, no shot offered

14.6

Pathan to Bell, no run, short of a good length delivery, this one came back in a touch, Bell reads it well and leaves it through to the keeper, well played in the end

England 45/2   IK Pathan 8-2-23-2

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

26.6

Pathan to Bell, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, driven straight to the fielder at cover

England 98/2   IK Pathan 9-2-28-2

28.1

Pathan to Bell, no run, short of a good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, Bell gets behind the line and defends it down safely

28.2

Pathan to Bell, no run, again slightly short and close to the off stump line, punched away off the back-foot to the cover region

28.3

Pathan to Bell, FOUR, attempted slower delivery, ends up as a low fulltoss outside the off stump and Bell hammers it through the gap between mid-off and cover, England moving along nicely here at this stage

28.4

Pathan to Bell, no run, on the pads, defended to the leg side

28.5

Pathan to Bell, no run

28.6

Pathan to Bell, no run

England 104/2   IK Pathan 10-2-32-2

30.1

Pathan to Bell, no run, good length delivery, pitching outside the off and holding the angle, Bell lets it through to the wicketkeeper

30.2

Pathan to Bell, FOUR, Pathan errs in length, strays on the pads of Bell, Bell gets on top of the delivery and glances it down to fine leg, that ball runs away to the fineleg fence

30.3

Pathan to Bell, 1 run, short of a length delivery, on the pads again, Bell gets it a lot squarer this time, plays it straight to Munaf Patel at backward squareleg for a single

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

30.6

Pathan to Bell, no run, good length delivery on the stumps, defended to the off-side

England 110/2   IK Pathan 11-2-38-2

32.1

Pathan to Bell, no run, good length delivery outside off, Bell lets it through to the wicketkeeper, the ball hardly carries to the wicketkeeper, Dhoni collects it on two bounces

32.2

Pathan to Bell, FOUR, full length delivery, lot of width on offer, Bell drives it to the right of the man at cover, didnt quite keep it down, but he finds the gap and the ball races away to the boundary

32.3

Pathan to Bell, no run, good length delivery, left through to the wicketkeeper

32.4

Pathan to Bell, no run, short of a good length this time, Bell goes back and defends

32.5

Pathan to Bell, no run, good chance of pace from Pathan, held it back this time, Bell picks the change of pace and defends

32.6

Pathan to Bell, no run, good length ball, Bell goes back and defends to Yuvraj Singh at cover point

England 116/2   IK Pathan 12-2-42-2

36.1

Pathan to Collingwood, no run, good length delivery, angling across, no shot offered

36.2

Pathan to Collingwood, no run, full and wide outside the off stump, left through to the keeper

36.3

Pathan to Collingwood, no run, pitched in line and angling across, Collingwood watchfully leaves it through to the keeper

36.4

Pathan to Collingwood, no run, on the middle and leg stump line, defended on the back-foot and the ball rolls away towards midwicket

36.5

Pathan to Collingwood, no run, pitched up wide outside the off stump and anging away further, Collingwood not interested

36.6

Pathan to Collingwood, no run, short of a good length delivery, again pitched in line and angling across the right-hander, Collingwood watches it all the way into the keeper's glove

England 118/3   IK Pathan 13-3-42-2

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   IK Pathan 14-3-46-2

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   IK Pathan 15-3-50-2

42.1

Pathan to Collingwood, no run, wayward delivery outside the off stump, Collingwood happily leaves it through to the keeper

42.2

Pathan to Collingwood, 1 run, short leg side delivery, Collingwood stands tall on the back-foot and turns it away behind square, Collingwood was looking for the second but Pietersen was not interested

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   IK Pathan 16-3-54-2

60.1

Pathan to Flintoff, no run, line and length, angling across the right-hander, Flintoff lets it go past

60.2

Pathan to Flintoff, no run, again left alone outside the off stump

60.3

Pathan to Flintoff, no run, on the pads, worked away to midwicket

60.4

Pathan to Flintoff, FOUR, bit of width offered outside the off stump, Flintoff gets a good stride forward to the pitch of the delivery and drills it past the fielder at cover

60.5

Pathan to Flintoff, no run, wide of off stump, Flintoff leaves it through to the keeper

60.6

Pathan to Flintoff, no run, slower delivery to end the over, defended on the front-foot

England 184/5   IK Pathan 17-3-58-2

62.1

Pathan to Jones, no run, good line and length delivery, Jones drives on the up and the ball rolls away towards cover

62.2

Pathan to Jones, FOUR, pitched up in the slot outside the off stump, Jones gets a good stride forward to the pitch of the delivery and flays it through the gap between the cover fielders, good positive shot

62.3

Pathan to Jones, no run, line and length, Jones forces it away on the off side

62.4

Pathan to Jones, no run, length ball, Jones leaves it through to Dhoni

62.5

Pathan to Jones, no run, good length delivery pitching outside leg and angling across, defended off the backfoot, Pathan fields on his followthrough

62.6

Pathan to Jones, 1 no ball, Pathan oversteps and Umpire Hair calls No-Ball Jones lets a good length ball outside off through to Dhoni

62.6

Pathan to Jones, no run, good line and length, Jones defends off the frontfoot, Pathan fields on his followthrough

England 192/5   IK Pathan 18-3-63-2

64.1

Pathan to Jones, no run, good line and length delivery, Jones drives well but fails to get it past the fielder at mid-off

64.2

Pathan to Jones, no run, and again, pitched up outside the off stump, once again Jones drives hard and this time the ball goes straight to Harbhajan at cover

64.3

Pathan to Jones, no run, slightly short and angling across, Jones leaves it through to the keeper

64.4

Pathan to Jones, no run, short and wide outside the off stump, Jones comes down hard on it and for the thrid time this over the ball goes straigh to the fielder, this time it was Yuvraj at point

64.5

Pathan to Jones, no run, line and length, Jones lets it go past

64.6

Pathan to Jones, no run, on the middle and off stump line, eased away on the off side

England 200/5   IK Pathan 19-4-63-2

74.1

Pathan to Jones, no run, starts off with a good length delivery, a little too straight, Jones works it away to the legside

74.2

Pathan to Jones, no run, outside off and going through with the angle, Jones lets it through to Dhoni

74.3

Pathan to Jones, no run, good length delivery on the stumps, hurried onto Jones a bit who is a little late in getting the bat down

74.4

Pathan to Jones, no run, juicy half-volley outside off, Jones drives off the frontfoot but cant get it past Harbhajan Singh at cover

74.5

Pathan to Jones, no run, length delivery, Jones drives to Harbhajan Singh at cover who moves to his right, but cantcollect the ball cleanly, ball comes off his body and rolls away to Munaf Patel at mid-off, no chance of a run though

74.6

Pathan to Jones, no run, driven off the backfoot to Yuvraj Singh at cover point

England 223/5   IK Pathan 20-5-63-2

76.1

Pathan to Flintoff, no run, pitches outside leg and ends up on Flintoff's pads, he works it away to the man at mid-wicket

76.2

Pathan to Flintoff, no run, full toss from Patahn, kind of surprises Flintoff, that ball was asking to be hit, but Flintoff cant quite react as quickly, ends up driving it straight to Harbhajan at cover

76.3

Pathan to Flintoff, no run

76.4

Pathan to Flintoff, no run, drives it to mid-off

76.5

Pathan to Flintoff, no run, full delivery on the legstump, Flintoff drives to Tendulkar at mid-on

76.6

Pathan to Flintoff, no run, drives to Harbhajan Singh at cover

England 224/5   IK Pathan 21-6-63-2

90.1

Pathan to Flintoff, 1 run, good line and length delivery, hint of swing, Flintoff works it away on the leg side for an easy single

90.2

Pathan to Jones, no run, down the leg side, Jones fails to make contact

90.3

Pathan to Jones, no run, line and length, Jones drives it away towards cover

90.4

Pathan to Jones, no run, good length delivery on the middle and leg stump line, Jones pushes forward and ends up with an inside edge onto his pad, loud appeal for lbw turned down

90.5

Pathan to Jones, no run, length ball, Jones drives through the off side

90.6

Pathan to Jones, no run, driven hard, diving stop by Yuvraj at cover saves runs

England 283/5   IK Pathan 22-6-64-2

92.1

Pathan to Jones, no run, line and length, Jones drives on the front foot and the ball rolls away towards cover

92.2

Pathan to Jones, 1 run, leg side delivery, Jones works it away down to fine leg for a single

92.3

Pathan to Plunkett, no run, leg side delivery, Plunkett plays but misses

92.4

Pathan to Plunkett, no run, good line and length outside the off stump, this one came back in a touch, Plunkett pokes at it tentatively and gets beaten by a long way

92.5

Pathan to Plunkett, no run, down the leg side, Plunkett plays and misses, fielded by Dhoni

92.6

Pathan to Plunkett, no run, way down the leg side, Pathan struggling a bit here

England 284/6   IK Pathan 23-6-65-2

94.1

Pathan to Plunkett, no run, fuller length delivery outside the off stump, driven down to mid-off, fielder moves across quickly and cuts off the single

94.2

Pathan to Plunkett, no run, full on the stumps, again swinging in, Plunkett gets behind the line and plays it away towards midwicket

94.3

Pathan to Plunkett, no run, good length delivery, hint of in swing and drifting down the leg side, Plunkett gets hit on the pad, loud appeal for lbw turned down

94.4

Pathan to Plunkett, no run, another good delivery on the middle and leg stump line, Plunkett is once again beaten by the late movement, another loud appeal for lbw turned down, again missing leg - fair decision

94.5

Pathan to Plunkett, no run, another line and length delivery, watchfully played away on the leg side

94.6

Pathan to Plunkett, no run, good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, again shaping back in, Plunkett gets a good stride forward and defends, bat and pad held together

England 288/6   IK Pathan 24-7-65-2

96.1

Pathan to Jones, 1 no ball, full and outside the off stump, Jones plays a lazy looking bad shot and gets beaten

96.1

Pathan to Jones, no run, good length delivery on the middle and leg stump line, hint of swing, Jones gets behind the ball and punches it down to mid-on

96.2

Pathan to Jones, no run, down the leg side, swinging away further, Jones plays and misses, Dhoni moves across to his left and collects it cleanly

96.3

Pathan to Jones, no run, length ball, Jones drives on the front foot and the ball goes straight to Tendulkar at mid-on, played with a straight bat but the ball came off the inner half of the bat

96.4

Pathan to Jones, no run, line and length outside the off stump, Jones drives on the front foot and finds the fielder at mid-off

96.5

Pathan to Jones, no run, good length but down leg, Jones moves across a bit and gets well inside the line but fails to connect

96.6

Pathan to Jones, no run, good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, this one stayed low after hitting the deck but Jones had it covered, gets right behind the line and defends it into the track

England 290/6   IK Pathan 25-7-66-2

98.1

Pathan to Jones, no run, good length delivery, shaping back in, Jones drives off the back foot and the ball goes straight to Chawla at mid-off

98.2

Pathan to Jones, 1 wide, wayward delivery outside the off stump

98.2

Pathan to Jones, no run, good one this time, fullish length on off, defended back to the bowler

98.3

Pathan to Jones, FOUR, short of a length and outside the off stump, Jones cuts off the back foot and the ball races away to the cover fence, excellent shot to bring up his fifty!

98.4

Pathan to Jones, no run, good line and length, Jones drives through the off side

98.5

Pathan to Jones, no run, punched down to mid-off

98.6

Pathan to Jones, no run, short of a good length delivery, pitched on middle and off and angling across, Gone defends on the back-foot and the ball rolls away straight to Harbhajan Singh at cover

England 295/7   IK Pathan 26-7-71-2

100.1

Pathan to Hoggard, no run, back of a length and down the leg side, Hoggard leaves it through to the keeper

100.2

Pathan to Hoggard, no run, beauty, good line and back of a length, this one swung back in nicely and goes right through Hoggard, missed the off stump by a whisker, Hoggard lucky to be still out there

100.3

Pathan to Hoggard, no run, line and length, Hoggard defends it away

100.4

Pathan to Hoggard, no run, good length delivery on the middle and leg stump line, Hoggard gets a big inside edge onto his pad and the ball rolls away on the off side

100.5

Pathan to Hoggard, no run, length ball outside the off stump, Hoggard plays and misses the ball, fielded by Dhoni

100.6

Pathan to Hoggard, no run, good length delivery, angling across the right-hander, Hoggard drives off the front-foot but fails to make contact, end of a good over

England 298/7   IK Pathan 27-8-71-2

102.1

Pathan to Hoggard, no run, good length delivery, pitched in line and angling across, Hoggard leaves it alone

102.2

Pathan to Hoggard, no run, short and drifting down the leg side, Hoggard pulls late and the ball rolls away off the glove, Dhoni moves across quickly and cuts off the single

102.3

Pathan to Hoggard, no run, good length and down the leg side on this occasion, Hoggard plays and misses, ball hits the pad and rolls away on the off side

102.4

Pathan to Hoggard, no run, good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, defended straight back to the bowler, typical Hoggard shot

102.5

Pathan to Hoggard, no run, good length delivery, Hoggard punches it away off the back-foot, Harbhajan at covers fails to pick it up cleanly but no damage is done

102.6

Pathan to Hoggard, no run, good length and wide of the off stump, Hoggard leaves it alone for the keeper, maiden over

England 300/7   IK Pathan 28-9-71-2
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England won by 212 runs
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India won by 9 wickets
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Match drawn
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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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