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

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

27.4

Kumble to Bell, no run, defended on the front-foot

27.5

Kumble to Bell, 1 run, worked away behind square on the leg side, easy single

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   A Kumble 1-0-2-0

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   A Kumble 2-1-2-0

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

31.4

Kumble to Bell, no run, Bell picks the googly this time and works it away to the onside

31.5

Kumble to Bell, 1 run, just short of good length, Bell goes back and punches it into the open spaces on the offside

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   A Kumble 3-1-4-0

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

33.6

Kumble to Bell, OUT, gone!! Kumble foxes Bell with a perfect googly! this one was tossed up, pitches outside off and turns into Bell, Bell doesnt pick the googly, shoulders arms and the ball just about dislodges the bail on top of the off stump

IR Bell b Kumble 38 (90m 68b 6x4 0x6) SR: 55.88

England 117/3   A Kumble 4-1-5-1

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   A Kumble 5-2-5-1

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

37.3

Kumble to Collingwood, no run, full and on the stumps, driven straight back to the bowler

37.4

Kumble to Collingwood, no run, on the pads, turned away towards midwicket

37.5

Kumble to Collingwood, no run, top-spinner, close to the off stump line, defended on the back-foot and the ball rolls away on the leg side

37.6

Kumble to Collingwood, no run, leg-break on the middle and off stump line, defended on the back-foot and the ball rolls back down the carpet

England 123/3   A Kumble 6-2-10-1

39.1

Kumble to Collingwood, 1 run, on the middle and leg stump line, defended on the back-foot and the ball rolls away on the leg side

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   A Kumble 7-2-15-1

41.1

Kumble to Collingwood, no run, full and on the middle and off stump line, defended straight back to the bowler

41.2

Kumble to Collingwood, no run, good length delivery, Collingwood defends on the front foot and the ball rolls away towards short midwicket

41.3

Kumble to Collingwood, 2 runs, full and on the pads, Collingwood waits for it and turns it away well wide of Tendulkar at midwicket, easy two

41.4

Kumble to Collingwood, no run, quicker delivery, defended on the front-foot

41.5

Kumble to Collingwood, no run, pitched outside the off stump and turning away, defended stretching well forward

41.6

Kumble to Collingwood, 1 run, turning across from outside the leg stump, tucked away to fine leg for an easy singe

England 140/3   A Kumble 8-2-18-1

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   A Kumble 9-3-18-1

45.1

Kumble to Collingwood, FOUR, good length but wide of the off stump, Collingwood rocks back, creates the width and cuts it away through cover point, well played

45.2

Kumble to Collingwood, 1 run, pitched outside the off stump and turning away, Collingwood gets well forward and forces it away behind point, quick single taken

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   A Kumble 10-3-23-1

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

47.3

Kumble to Collingwood, no run, googly, this one came back in, Collingwood reads it well and plays it away on the off side

47.4

Kumble to Collingwood, no run, defended on the front-foot

47.5

Kumble to Collingwood, FOUR, good line and length delivery, Collingwood drives on the front foot and the ball goes in the air towards mid-on, gets it wide of the fielder and the ball races away to the wide long-on fence

47.6

Kumble to Collingwood, no run, good line and length, Collingwood works it through the leg side

England 157/3   A Kumble 11-3-28-1

49.1

Kumble to Collingwood, no run, line and length, Collingwood defends it

49.2

Kumble to Collingwood, no run, pitched in line with the leg stump and turning across, that's a beauty, Collingwood somehow manages to play it down safely

49.3

Kumble to Collingwood, no run, length but down leg, Collingwood works it through the leg side

49.4

Kumble to Collingwood, 1 run, full and drifting down the leg side, played down to fine leg for an easy single

49.5

Kumble to Flintoff, no run, good line and length delivery, turning away from the right-hander, Flintoff gets a good stride forward and defends it down to silly mid-on

49.6

Kumble to Flintoff, no run, length ball, Flintoff defends it

England 162/4   A Kumble 12-3-29-1

51.1

Kumble to Collingwood, no run, turning in from outside the leg stump, defended on the back-foot

51.2

Kumble to Collingwood, no run, flat delivery on the middle and leg stump line, Collingwood pushes forward and defends it down on the leg side

51.3

Kumble to Collingwood, no run, almost the same line and length, again eased away on the leg side

51.4

Kumble to Collingwood, no run, fuller and on the pads, turned away well in front of square leg, midwicket moves across quickly and cuts off the single

51.5

Kumble to Collingwood, no run, pitched close to the off stump line and turning away, Collingwood is beaten outside the off stump, well bowled

51.6

Kumble to Collingwood, no run, again bit of turn outside the off stump, Collingwood watchfully plays it away towards point

England 165/4   A Kumble 13-4-29-1

53.1

Kumble to Collingwood, no run, on the middle and off stump line, Collingwood gets well forward and punches it away towards cover

53.2

Kumble to Collingwood, no run, full and drifting down the leg side, Collingwood over balances and the ball goes through but Dhoni fails to collect it cleanly

53.3

Kumble to Collingwood, no run, line and length, Collingwood drives on the on side

53.4

Kumble to Collingwood, 1 run, down the leg side, Collingwood drives off the front-foot and gets it away wide of Harbhajan at mid-on, quick single taken

53.5

Kumble to Flintoff, no run, good line and length, defended on the front-foot

53.6

Kumble to Flintoff, no run, quicker delivery on the middle and leg stump line, pitched in line with the leg stump, hurried on to Flintoff and he fails to connect, loud appeal for lbw turned down, probably missing leg, another good Kumble over comes to an end.

England 170/4   A Kumble 14-4-30-1

55.1

Kumble to Flintoff, no run, length ball, Flintoff keeps it out

55.2

Kumble to Flintoff, no run, good length but down leg, Flintoff plays and misses the ball

55.3

Kumble to Flintoff, no run, quicker delivery, again drifting down the leg side, Flintoff fails to make contact and the ball rolls away after clipping the pad

55.4

Kumble to Flintoff, no run, good line and length on this occasion, defended on the front-foot

55.5

Kumble to Flintoff, no run, defended

55.6

Kumble to Flintoff, no run, beauty, pitched on middle and off stump and turning away, Flintoff pushes forward to defend and ends up with a thick edge, ball rolls away towards gully

England 174/4   A Kumble 15-5-30-1

57.1

Kumble to Flintoff, 1 run, googly, Flintoff reads it well and turns it away to fine leg for a single

57.2

Kumble to Collingwood, no run, quicker delivery on the middle and leg stump line, defended watchfully

57.3

Kumble to Collingwood, no run, fuller and on the stumps, driven straight to the fielder at mid-on

57.4

Kumble to Collingwood, no run, pitched on middle and off stump and turning away, defended stretching well forward

57.5

Kumble to Collingwood, no run, again defended on the front-foot

57.6

Kumble to Collingwood, no run, eased away on the leg side, end of a good over

England 176/4   A Kumble 16-5-31-1

59.1

Kumble to Collingwood, no run, driven down to mid-off

59.2

Kumble to Collingwood, OUT, wow! flighted delivery, pitched on middle and leg and turning right across, Collingwood gets forward and presents a straight bat and thought he had it covered but the ball turns away just enough to beat the outside edge and the off stump is pegged back! that's a beauty!

PD Collingwood b Kumble 25 (103m 77b 3x4 0x6) SR: 32.46

59.3

Kumble to Jones, no run, length ball, Jones leaves it, fielded by Dhoni

59.4

Kumble to Jones, no run, good line and length delivery, Jones defends on the front foot

59.5

Kumble to Jones, no run, good length delivery, Jones keeps it out

59.6

Kumble to Jones, no run, half volley, Jones defends on the front foot - end of a successful over

England 180/5   A Kumble 17-6-31-2

61.1

Kumble to Jones, no run, full and on the stumps, driven with a straight bat and the ball rolls away straight to the fielder at mid-off

61.2

Kumble to Jones, no run, another tight delivery, defended on the front-foot

61.3

Kumble to Jones, 3 runs, trifle short and turning away, Jones rocks back and drives it away well wide of Tendulkar at backward point, nicely opened the face of the bat to get the placement right

61.4

Kumble to Flintoff, no run, defended down on the leg side

61.5

Kumble to Flintoff, no run, quicker delivery and Flintoff gets hit on the pad, loud appeal for lbw turned down

61.6

Kumble to Flintoff, no run, good length delivery, Flintoff keeps it out

England 187/5   A Kumble 18-6-34-2

63.1

Kumble to Flintoff, no run, tossed up googly from Kumble, Flintoff drives it off the backfoot, doesnt middle it though. That ball was asking to be hit!

63.2

Kumble to Flintoff, FOUR, tossed up delivery, Flintoff takes the aerial route, doesnt quite middle it, but thankfully ball falls wide of Harbhajan at mid-on and runs away to the fence

63.3

Kumble to Flintoff, no run, more leg stump line this time, Flintoff works it away to Yuvraj Singh at squareleg

63.4

Kumble to Flintoff, no run, good line and length, Flintoff defends

63.5

Kumble to Flintoff, no run, good length delivery outside off, Flintoff defends to Sehwag at short mid-wicket

63.6

Kumble to Flintoff, FOUR, length delivery outside leg, Flintoff gets his front pad out of the way and sweeps it fine, once the ball got past wicketkeeper Dhoni, it was always going to be a boundary

England 200/5   A Kumble 19-6-42-2

65.1

Kumble to Flintoff, no run, Kumble starts off with a good length leg break, Flintoff comes forward and defends, Kumble fields at the end of his follow-through

65.2

Kumble to Flintoff, no run, flatter delivery this time, Flintoff offers the ful face of the bat and defends

65.3

Kumble to Flintoff, no run, flatter delivery, this time a little too straight, Freddie works it away to the legside

65.4

Kumble to Flintoff, no run, full delivery on leg stump, Flintoff drives it straight to mid-on

65.5

Kumble to Flintoff, FOUR, tossed up delivery, fuller in length and on the leg stump, Flintoff bisects the gap on the on-side to perfection, to the left of Sehwag at mid-wicket and the ball teases Harbhajan Singh to the mid-wicket fence

65.6

Kumble to Flintoff, 1 run, tossed up delivery on legs, Flintoff drives it wide of Harbhajan Singh at mid-on and takes a quick single

England 205/5   A Kumble 20-6-47-2

67.1

Kumble to Jones, no run, quick and flat from Kumble, Jones goes back and defends, ball runs away to point

67.2

Kumble to Jones, no run, tossed up delivery, driven away to cover

67.3

Kumble to Jones, no run, tossed up googly, Jones doesnt read it, comes forward to defend, mises the ball, gest rapped on the pad, appeal for LBW is turned down by Umpire Taufel

67.4

Kumble to Jones, no run

67.5

Kumble to Jones, no run, good length delivery outside off, this one going through with the arm, Jones goes back to drive to the off-side, misses hte line and is beaten

67.6

Kumble to Jones, no run, tossed up googly from Kumble, Jones doesnt pick this one again and shoulders arms to it, thankfully this one doesnt turn much and misses the offstump

England 205/5   A Kumble 21-7-47-2

69.1

Kumble to Jones, no run, tossed up googly, Jones picks this and defends off the backfoot

69.2

Kumble to Jones, no run, tossed up leg break, Jones comes forward and defends

69.3

Kumble to Jones, no run, flatter delivery, Jones goes back and defends, Kumble fields on his follow-through

69.4

Kumble to Jones, no run, another googly, tossed up this time and thrown up in the air, Jones goes for an extravagant drive and ends up inside edging it

69.5

Kumble to Jones, no run

69.6

Kumble to Jones, no run, Kumble finishes the over with yet another googly, this one is thrown up in the air, Jones comes forward and shoulders arms, didnt pick the googly, but luckily for Jones, the ball just goes past the off stump

England 205/5   A Kumble 22-8-47-2

71.1

Kumble to Jones, no run, tossed up googly, fuller in length too, drives it to midon

71.2

Kumble to Jones, no run, leg break on good length, defends with a straight bat

71.3

Kumble to Jones, no run

71.4

Kumble to Jones, no run

71.5

Kumble to Jones, 1 no ball, Umpire Taufel calls No-ball as Kumble oversteps, Jones comes forward and defends

71.5

Kumble to Jones, 4 leg byes, Kumble errs in line, drifts on the pads of Jones, Jones tries to run it down fine down the legside, misses theb all, ball comes off the pads and runs away for four legbyes

71.6

Kumble to Jones, 2 runs, drives off the backfoot, take two runs before the man at cover can chase, field the ball and return it back to the wicketkeeper

England 212/5   A Kumble 23-8-50-2

73.1

Kumble to Flintoff, no run, defended to the man at short-leg

73.2

Kumble to Flintoff, 1 run, tossed up googly, nicely driven off the frontfoot to wide mid-on, easy single before Yuvraj can field it

73.3

Kumble to Jones, no run

73.4

Kumble to Jones, no run, tossed up delivery outside off, Jones lets it through to Dhoni

73.5

Kumble to Jones, 1 run, googly from Kumble, Jones doenst pick it again, goesback and drives to Tendulkar at cover-point

73.6

Kumble to Flintoff, FOUR, tossed up legbreak on the stumps, Flintoff gets his frontfoot out of the way and sweeps it to the square-leg fence

England 223/5   A Kumble 24-8-56-2

75.1

Kumble to Flintoff, 1 run

75.2

Kumble to Jones, no run

75.3

Kumble to Jones, no run

75.4

Kumble to Jones, no run, short of a length this time, Jones goes back and drives to Tendulkar at cover

75.5

Kumble to Jones, no run, drives back to Kumble

75.6

Kumble to Jones, no run, tossed up leg break, fuller in length too, Jones drives it straight back to Kumble

England 224/5   A Kumble 25-8-57-2

77.1

Kumble to Jones, FOUR, tossed up delivery, outside leg, Jones goes after it, tries to sweep it fine, ball comes off the glove and runs away to the fineleg fence

77.2

Kumble to Jones, no run, yorker length delivery, defended off the frontfoot

77.3

Kumble to Jones, no run

77.4

Kumble to Jones, no run, tossed up googly outside off, Jones tries an extravagant cover drive, ball comes off the inside half of the bat

77.5

Kumble to Jones, no run, goodl length delivery on the pads, its worked away to Munaf Patel at deep backward squareleg for a single

77.6

Kumble to Jones, 1 run, good length delivery, Flintoff comes forward and defends

England 229/5   A Kumble 26-8-62-2

79.1

Kumble to Flintoff, no run, length ball, Flintoff defends it

79.2

Kumble to Flintoff, FOUR, bit of width offered and that's cut past the gully fielder, was in the air for a long time but got it well wide of the fielder

79.3

Kumble to Flintoff, FOUR, four more, Kumble gives it bit of air and Flintoff lofts it straight back past the bowler

79.4

Kumble to Flintoff, 1 run, turned away well wide of the fielder at midwicket

79.5

Kumble to Jones, no run, good line but full, Jones keeps it out

79.6

Kumble to Jones, no run, good length delivery, Jones drives through the off side

England 240/5   A Kumble 27-8-71-2

81.1

Kumble to Flintoff, no run, defended watchfully

81.2

Kumble to Flintoff, 1 run, edged away to the point region and that's his fifty - well played

81.3

Kumble to Jones, 1 run, length ball, Jones pulls it away to deep midwicket

81.4

Kumble to Flintoff, 1 run, turned away through square leg

81.5

Kumble to Jones, no run, driven straight back to the bowler

81.6

Kumble to Jones, no run, good line and length delivery, Jones defends it on the back-foot

England 246/5   A Kumble 28-8-74-2

101.1

Kumble to Jones, 1 run, half volley outside the off stump and Jones drives it away just wide of Patel at mid-off, quick single exposes Hoggard.

101.2

Kumble to Hoggard, no run, good line and length, was the quicker delivery, the one that skids across, Hoggard beaten

101.3

Kumble to Hoggard, no run, leg-break, bit wide outside the off stump, defended on the front-foot

101.4

Kumble to Hoggard, 1 run, length ball, Hoggard leans well forward and taps it down to fine leg for an easy single, 300 comes up for England!

101.5

Kumble to Jones, no run, turning away, defended on the front-foot

101.6

Kumble to Jones, no run, quicker delivery and Jones is hit on the pad, appeal for lbw turned down, missing leg

England 300/7   A Kumble 29-8-76-2

103.1

Kumble to Jones, OUT, well bowled leg-break, Jones pushes forward to defend, ball clips the inside edge, hits the pad and rolls into the stumps, wicket number 499! sad end to a fine innings!

GO Jones b Kumble 52 (186m 134b 8x4 0x6) SR: 38.80

103.2

Kumble to Harmison, OUT, there it is! 500th Test wicket and it's a flipper that does the trick, too good a delivery for Harmison and he is trapped plumb in front of the stumps, loud appeal and up goes the finger - England nine down

SJ Harmison lbw b Kumble 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

103.3

Kumble to Panesar, no run, line and length, Panesar defends it down on the off side

103.4

Kumble to Panesar, OUT, all over! tossed up and turning in, Panesar pushes forward to defend and the ball goes off the outside edge, clips the keeper's pad on the way but Dravid at first slip holds on well, this is Kumble at his best!

MS Panesar c Dravid b Kumble 0 (1m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

England 300/10   A Kumble 29.4-8-76-5
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Series Results
India v England at Mumbai - Mar 18-22, 2006
England won by 212 runs
India v England at Mohali - Mar 9-13, 2006
India won by 9 wickets
India v England at Nagpur - Mar 1-5, 2006
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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