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.

1.3

Patel to Strauss, no run, good length delivery, angling across the left-hander, Strauss drives off the front-foot and the ball goes straight to the fielder at gully, come off the outer half of the bat

1.4

Patel to Strauss, no run, on the middle and leg stump line, defended

1.5

Patel to Strauss, 1 run, drifting down the leg side, Strauss gets well inside the line and glances it away to fine leg for a single

1.6

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

England 10/0   MM Patel 1-0-6-0

3.1

Patel to Strauss, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, driven down to mid-off

3.2

Patel to Strauss, no run, on the middle and leg stump line, turned away towards square leg, no room for a single there

3.3

Patel to Strauss, 1 run, good length delivery, angling across, Strauss gets forward and plays it down to mid-off, early call and a well judged quick single is added to the total, excellent cricket

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

3.6

Patel to Strauss, 1 run, short of a good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, Strauss strays back and dabs it away towards cover and sprints across for a single

England 18/0   MM Patel 2-0-9-0

5.1

Patel to Strauss, no run, pitched up outside the off stump and Strauss drives hard but fails to get it past Chawla at cover

5.2

Patel to Strauss, no run, on the middle and leg stump line, turned away on the leg side

5.3

Patel to Strauss, 3 runs, good length delivery on the pads, wrong line and Struss turns it away through midwicket, Tendulkar chases it down

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   MM Patel 3-0-13-0

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

16.2

Patel to Bell, 2 runs, Patel strays down leg side and Bell nicely turns it away to fine leg, excellent diving stop by Chawla in the deep saves two runs

16.3

Patel to Bell, no run, played straight to the fielder at midwicket

16.4

Patel to Bell, 1 run, on the middle and leg stump line, hint of reverse swing, Bell stays back and works it away towards square leg, Jaffer moves across from midwicket but fails to cut off the single

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   MM Patel 4-0-17-0

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

18.4

Patel to Bell, no run, short of a good length delivery, coming in with the angle, defended on the back-foot and the ball rolls away on the leg side

18.5

Patel to Bell, no run, again slightly short and angling in, Bell defends on the back-foot and the ball rolls away towards point

18.6

Patel to Bell, FOUR, short ball, angling in from outside the off stump, Bell leans back and pulls it in the air to the midwicket fence, not in full control but got it wide of the fielder at midwicket

England 59/2   MM Patel 5-0-22-0

20.1

Patel to Bell, no run, pitched up outside the off stump, driven away nicely but no room for a single there

20.2

Patel to Bell, 1 no ball, called for overstepping, no shot offered

20.2

Patel to Bell, no run, bit wide outside the off stump, no shot offered

20.3

Patel to Bell, no run, another probing delivery outside the off stump, Bell not interested

20.4

Patel to Bell, no run, drifting in with the angle, defended on the back-foot and the ball rolls down track

20.5

Patel to Bell, no run, good length delivery, cutting in, driven hard but straight to Tendulkar at mid-off

20.6

Patel to Bell, 1 run, Patel drifts on to middle and leg, wrong line and Bell works it away to fine leg for a single, Chawla in the deep fails to stop it cleanly but no damage is done.

England 71/2   MM Patel 6-0-24-0

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   MM Patel 7-0-32-0

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   MM Patel 8-0-36-0

44.1

Patel to Collingwood, no run, length ball, Collingwood drives it straight back to the bowler

44.2

Patel to Collingwood, no run, short of a good length delivery, hint of reverse swing, bit too wide outside the off stump and Collingwood leaves it through to the keeper

44.3

Patel to Collingwood, 3 runs, Patel strays down the leg side and Collingwood flicks it away to deep backward square leg, Tendulkar hurtles across in the deep and cuts off the boundary

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   MM Patel 9-0-39-0

46.1

Patel to Collingwood, no run, just short of a length and this one came back in a long way, Collingwood defends on the back foot and the ball rolls away towards midwicket

46.2

Patel to Collingwood, no run, wide of off stump, Collingwood cuts late, more of an afterthought - ball rolls away towards gully

46.3

Patel to Collingwood, no run, again short of a length and coming in with the angle, Collingwood defends on the back-foot and the ball rolls away on the off side

46.4

Patel to Collingwood, no run, excellent yorker, Collingwood jams his bat down and the ball rolls away off the inside edge, missed the stumps by a whisker, Collingwood lives on

46.5

Patel to Collingwood, no run, short of a length and outside off stump, Collingwood plays no shot

46.6

Patel to Collingwood, no run, again left alone outside the off stump, end of a good over

England 152/3   MM Patel 10-1-39-0

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

48.2

Patel to Flintoff, no run, punched away towards cover

48.3

Patel to Flintoff, no run, good line and just short of a length, Flintoff hits it on the leg side

48.4

Patel to Flintoff, no run, punched down to mid-on, watchfully played

48.5

Patel to Flintoff, FOUR, overpitched on the legs, yorker gone wrong, Flintoff skips back and hammers it away to the midwicket fence, off the mark in style

48.6

Patel to Flintoff, no run, short of a good length delivery, coming in with the angle, Flintoff gets behind the line and defends it down safely, end of a successful over

England 161/4   MM Patel 11-1-43-1

50.1

Patel to Collingwood, no run, good line and just short of a length, reversing in a bit, Collingwood defends on the back-foot and the ball rolls back to the bowler

50.2

Patel to Collingwood, no run, inswinging yorker, Collingwood jams his bat down in time and the ball rolls away towards midwicket

50.3

Patel to Collingwood, 1 run, driven just wide of the fielder at mid-on, quick single taken

50.4

Patel to Flintoff, 1 run, on the pads, worked away behind square for an easy single, off they go

50.5

Patel to Collingwood, 1 run, again Patel drifts onto middle and leg, Collingwood moves across a bit and turns it away behind square on the leg side

50.6

Patel to Flintoff, no run, fuller length delivery outside the off stump, driven straight to the man at mid-off

England 165/4   MM Patel 12-1-46-1

52.1

Patel to Flintoff, no run, short of a good length delivery, cutting in from outside the off stump, Flintoff gets a good stride forward and defends it down on the off side, solid shot

52.2

Patel to Flintoff, no run, again slightly short and coming in with the angle, defended on the front-foot and the ball rolls down to silly mid-off

52.3

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

52.4

Patel to Flintoff, no run, short rising delivery outside the off stump, Flintoff stands tall on the back-foot and punches it away towards cover, not a well timed shot

52.5

Patel to Flintoff, no run, good line and length, Flintoff drives on the up and the ball goes straight to Harbhajan Singh at cover, good shot for no runs

52.6

Patel to Flintoff, FOUR, shot! good length delivery outside the off stump, Flintoff gets a good stride forward and drives on the up, ball races away through the narrow gap between cover and mid-off, Pathan gives chase from mid-off but the ball wins the race, Flintoff off to a good start here

England 169/4   MM Patel 13-1-50-1

54.1

Patel to Collingwood, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, no real width, Collingwood forces it away towards cover point

54.2

Patel to Collingwood, no run, cutting in from outside the off stump, Collingwood stays back and works it away towards midwicket

54.3

Patel to Collingwood, no run, good length delivery, bit too wide outside the off stump and Collingwood leaves it through to the keeper

54.4

Patel to Collingwood, no run, short of a length and outside the off stump, Collingwood punches it away off the back-foot, Harbhajan moves in from covers and cuts off the single

54.5

Patel to Collingwood, FOUR, good length but down leg, too easy a delivery for a player of Collingwood's caliber, just the flick of the wrist and the ball races away to the vacant fine leg fence

54.6

Patel to Collingwood, no run, short ball outside the off stump, Collingwood not interested

England 174/4   MM Patel 14-1-54-1

56.1

Patel to Collingwood, no run, left alone outside the off stump

56.2

Patel to Collingwood, no run, slightly short, driven down to mid-off

56.3

Patel to Collingwood, no run, short of a length, angling in from outside the off stump, Collingwood stands tall on the back-foot and defends it down

56.4

Patel to Collingwood, no run, again just short of a length, Collingwood drives off the back foot and the ball goes straight to the fielder at mid-off

56.5

Patel to Collingwood, 1 no ball, short of a good length delivery, again in the channel outside the off stump, collingwood shoulders arms

56.5

Patel to Collingwood, no run, off-cutter, Collingwood gets right behind the line and defends it back to the bowler, well played in the end

56.6

Patel to Collingwood, no run, fuller and angling in, Collingwood drives on the up, Patel on his follow-through gets a touch on it and the ball falls dead on the track

England 175/4   MM Patel 15-1-55-1

58.1

Patel to Flintoff, no run, short of a good length delivery, excellent line and length, Flintoff gets well foward and presents the full face of the bat, ball rolls down to mid-on

58.2

Patel to Flintoff, no run, good length delivery, forced away towards cover

58.3

Patel to Flintoff, FOUR, good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, Flintoff drives with a straight bat and the ball races away to the long-on fence, some shot that

58.4

Patel to Flintoff, no run, eased away towards cover

58.5

Patel to Flintoff, no run, defended on the back-foot and the ball rolls away towards cover

58.6

Patel to Flintoff, no run, pitched up outside the off stump, Flintoff drives well but fails to get it past the fielder at mid-off

England 180/4   MM Patel 16-1-59-1

66.1

Patel to Flintoff, no run, Munaf starts off with a wide one, Flintoff sees it through to the wicketkeeper

66.2

Patel to Flintoff, no run, another one just short of good length and outside off, Freddie lets it through to Dhoni behind the stumps

66.3

Patel to Flintoff, no run, good length delivery outside off, Freddie comes forward and pokes at it, the ball takes the outside edge of the bat and just about carries to Dravid at first slip, who is a little lax in moving to his right, puts down what should be a regulation slip catch

66.4

Patel to Flintoff, no run

66.5

Patel to Flintoff, no run, good length delivery outside off, Flintoff lets it through to Dhoni

66.6

Patel to Flintoff, no run, good length delivery, Flintoff offers the full face of the bat and drives it to the man at mid-off

England 205/5   MM Patel 17-2-59-1

68.1

Patel to Flintoff, no run, good length delivery from Patel, ends up little straight, Freddie drives it to mid-on

68.2

Patel to Flintoff, no run, good length delivery outside off, Flintoff gets behind the line of the ball, ioffers the full face of the bat and defends

68.3

Patel to Flintoff, no run, width outside off, not as short as Flintoff expected, goes for the cut shot, the ball keeps a little low and he is beaten

68.4

Patel to Flintoff, no run, outside off, and pitching on a good length and going straight through, Flintoff lets it through to the wicketkeeper

68.5

Patel to Flintoff, no run, back of a length and outside off, Flintoff has a good look at it and lets it through to Dhoni behind the stumps

68.6

Patel to Flintoff, no run, good length delivery outside off, Flintoff shoulders arms again, this time too the ball dies on the way through to Dhoni who takes it on the second bounce

England 205/5   MM Patel 18-3-59-1

70.1

Patel to Flintoff, no run, good length delivery outside off and angling into Flintoff, Freddie comes forward and offers the big blade of the bat and defends

70.2

Patel to Flintoff, no run, full delivery, Flintoff drives to cover, cant get it past Yuvraj at cover point

70.3

Patel to Flintoff, no run, good length delivery, Flintoff drives it to Pathan at mid-off

70.4

Patel to Flintoff, no run, good length delivery outside off, Flintoff just a little late in reacting, brings his bat down a little late, Munaf fields on his followthrough

70.5

Patel to Flintoff, no run, outside off and moving away, Flintoff runs it down to Kumble at gully

70.6

Patel to Flintoff, no run, good length delivery outside off, Flintoff sees it through to the gloves of Dhoni behind the stumps

England 205/5   MM Patel 19-4-59-1

72.1

Patel to Flintoff, no run, good length delivery outside off, Freddie drives it straight back to Munaf Patel

72.2

Patel to Flintoff, no run, good length delivey on the stumps, Flintoff drives through the line, to mid-on, Tendulkar moves across quickly, dives to his left and saves a run

72.3

Patel to Flintoff, no run, wide delivery outside off, Flintoff goes after it but doesnt make contact

72.4

Patel to Flintoff, 1 run, slightly fuller in length, nice flourish of the arms from Flintoff, drives through cover, Harbhajan Singh makes a mess there, ball richocets off Harbhajan's hands and runs away, the batsmen take a single before Pathan can go across and field it

72.5

Patel to Jones, FOUR, full delivery from Patel, just a bit of width too, Jones goes after it, ball takes the outside edge but doesnt quite carry to Dravid at slip, who doesnt get his body behind the line of the ball, ball runs away to the boundary - that's four lucky runs for Jones

72.6

Patel to Jones, no run

England 217/5   MM Patel 20-4-64-1

91.1

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

91.2

Patel to Flintoff, no run, good line and back of a length, Flintoff gets forward and defends it with a straight bat, ball rolls back to the bowler

91.3

Patel to Flintoff, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, no real width, Flintoff gets back and punches it away towards cover

91.4

Patel to Flintoff, OUT, good length delivery, probably the slower one, Flintoff ends up driving it straight back down the track, head high catch, Patel fumbles on the first attempt but keeps his cool and takes it on the second attempt, crucial breakthrough this for India.

A Flintoff c & b Patel 70 (180m 123b 11x4 2x6) SR: 56.91

91.5

Patel to Plunkett, no run, yorker first up, plunkett digs it out well

91.6

Patel to Plunkett, no run, good line and length, Plunkett beaten outside the off stump, end of a successful over

England 283/6   MM Patel 21-5-64-2

93.1

Patel to Jones, no run, short of a good length outside the off stump, Jones watchfully plays it away behind point

93.2

Patel to Jones, no run, good line and just short of a length, in the channel and Jones gets beaten looking to drive it away off the back-foot, well bowled

93.3

Patel to Jones, no run, short ball, coming in with the angle, Jones goes for the pull but misses the target by miles

93.4

Patel to Jones, no run, good length delivery, forced away on the off side

93.5

Patel to Jones, FOUR, short and wide outside the off stump, Jones leans back and cuts it in the air to the third man fence, nicely got on top of the bounce and went hard at it

93.6

Patel to Jones, no run, good length delivery, Jones defends on the front foot

England 288/6   MM Patel 22-5-68-2

95.1

Patel to Jones, no run, starts off with a beauty! hit the deck and moved away late, Jones is beaten comprehensively

95.2

Patel to Jones, no run, good line and just short of a length, Jones defends on the back-foot and the ball rolls away towards short cover

95.3

Patel to Jones, no run, short ball, close to the off stump line, Jones drives off the back-foot and the ball goes straight to Harbhajan Singh at cover

95.4

Patel to Jones, no run, again good line and back of a length, Jones drivens off the back-foot but fails to get it past Harbahajan

95.5

Patel to Jones, 1 run, eased away on the leg side, easy single

95.6

Patel to Plunkett, no run, good length delivery, coming in with the angle, Plunkett gets behind the line and watchfully defends it away towards short cover

England 289/6   MM Patel 23-5-69-2

97.1

Patel to Plunkett, OUT, Patel strikes again! short and drifting down the leg side, Plunkett has a loose dab at it, looking to turn it away fine, ball goes through to the keeper and the appeal is upheld, not sure if he got a touch on it but the umpire was convinced, probably bit of glove involved

LE Plunkett c †Dhoni b Patel 0 (25m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

97.2

Patel to Hoggard, no run, short and down leg, Hoggard leaves it alone

97.3

Patel to Hoggard, no run, excellent bouncer, Hoggard ducks under it

97.4

Patel to Hoggard, no run, length ball outside the off stump, Hoggard drives it away towards cover point

97.5

Patel to Hoggard, no run, left alone outside the off stump

97.6

Patel to Hoggard, no run, good line and back of a length, Hoggard is beaten all ends up, end of a good over

England 290/7   MM Patel 24-6-69-3

99.1

Patel to Hoggard, no run, short of a good length delivery, close to the off stump line and Hoggard leaves it through to the keeper

99.2

Patel to Hoggard, 2 runs, full and on the legs, Hoggard leans forward and clips it away well wide of Tendulkar at mid-on, easy two

99.3

Patel to Hoggard, no run, short rising delivery outside the off stump, Hoggard defends inside the line and the ball goes through to the keeper, well played in the end

99.4

Patel to Hoggard, no run, on the middle and off stump line, defended towards point

99.5

Patel to Hoggard, 1 run, full on the stumps, probably the yorker gone wrong, Hoggard drives it away wide of Tendulkar at mid-off and sprints across for a single

99.6

Patel to Jones, no run, good length and wide of the off stump, Jones drives hard but fails to get it past Harbhajan at cover

England 298/7   MM Patel 25-6-72-3
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England won by 212 runs
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India won by 9 wickets
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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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