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

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

7.5

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, pitched close to the off stump line and turning away, Strauss reads it well and leaves it through to the keeper

7.6

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, on the stumps and turning away, defended on the front-foot

England 28/0   Harbhajan Singh 1-0-1-0

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   Harbhajan Singh 2-0-5-0

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

11.6

Harbhajan Singh to Bell, no run, tossed up and turning in, defended on the front-foot and the ball rolls away square on the off side

England 36/1   Harbhajan Singh 3-0-6-0

13.1

Harbhajan Singh to Bell, no run, padded away

13.2

Harbhajan Singh to Bell, 1 run, driven wide of the fielder at mid-off, easy single and Bell is off the mark

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   Harbhajan Singh 4-0-9-0

15.1

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

15.2

Harbhajan Singh to Bell, FOUR, turning in sharply, Bell gets half-forward, looking to defend, ball clips the outside edge and races away well wide of Dravid at first slip, Chawla goes after it but the ball wins the race

15.3

Harbhajan Singh to Bell, no run, defended straight to the fielder at short leg

15.4

Harbhajan Singh to Bell, no run, turning in from outside the off stump, defended on the front-foot

15.5

Harbhajan Singh to Bell, no run, close to the off stump line, turning into the right-hander, Bell goes back and defends it straigth to Jaffer at short leg

15.6

Harbhajan Singh to Bell, no run, top-spinner, bit wide outside the off stump and Bell leaves it through to the keeper, end of a good over

England 50/2   Harbhajan Singh 5-0-14-0

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

34.2

Harbhajan Singh to Collingwood, no run, good length delivery, defended off the frontfoot

34.3

Harbhajan Singh to Collingwood, no run, tossed up dekivery again, defended to Jaffer at short leg

34.4

Harbhajan Singh to Collingwood, no run, yet again defended to the left of Jaffer at short-leg

34.5

Harbhajan Singh to Collingwood, no run, topspinner this time, Collingwood picks it and opens the face of the bat and runs it down to point

34.6

Harbhajan Singh to Collingwood, no run, good length delivery, outside off and turning into Collingwood, defended off the frontfoot. Dravid at slip runs across and fields it

England 118/3   Harbhajan Singh 6-0-15-0

78.1

Harbhajan Singh to Jones, no run, tosed up and turning in, Jones leans well forward and taps it away on the leg side

78.2

Harbhajan Singh to Jones, 1 run, drifting down the leg side and Jones helps it down to fine leg for an easy single

78.3

Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, no run, slightly short and turning in, Flintoff stays back and works it away on the leg side, ball hits Jaffer (short leg) on the leg and rolls away behind the stumps

78.4

Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, no run, outside the off stump, not much turn on this one, Flintoff gets well forward and defends it down on the off side

78.5

Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, 1 run, turned away well in front of square leg, easy single

78.6

Harbhajan Singh to Jones, no run, on the middle and off stump line, Jones gets behind the line and defends it down on the leg side, Harbhajan starts off with a decent over

England 231/5   Harbhajan Singh 7-0-17-0

80.1

Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, 1 run, full down leg side, Flintoff hits it into the leg side

80.2

Harbhajan Singh to Jones, no run, good line and length delivery, Jones defends it

80.3

Harbhajan Singh to Jones, no run, good line and length, Jones plays and misses the ball

80.4

Harbhajan Singh to Jones, no run, line and length, Jones defends it, fielded by Harbhajan Singh

80.5

Harbhajan Singh to Jones, 2 runs, this time drifting down leg, and Jones times his sweep well and gets a couple down to fine leg

80.6

Harbhajan Singh to Jones, no run, leg side delivery, Jones plays but misses the ball, fielded by Dhoni

England 243/5   Harbhajan Singh 8-0-20-0

83.1

Harbhajan Singh to Jones, no run, driven off the front-foot to the cover region, no room for a single there

83.2

Harbhajan Singh to Jones, no run, drifting on to the pads, turned away off the back-foot to the square leg region

83.3

Harbhajan Singh to Jones, FOUR, shot! turning in from way outside the off stump, Jones quickly gets down and sweeps it away to the backward square leg fence, fine leg had no chance of getting across, picked it up from wide outside the off stump

83.4

Harbhajan Singh to Jones, no run, defended away towards cover

83.5

Harbhajan Singh to Jones, no run, turn and bounce but bit wide outside the off stump and Jones leaves it through to the keeper

83.6

Harbhajan Singh to Jones, no run, quicker delivery, this one spun back in sharply, Jones gets a good stride forward and plays it away towards cover, well played in the end

England 254/5   Harbhajan Singh 9-0-24-0

85.1

Harbhajan Singh to Jones, no run, played away towards cover

85.2

Harbhajan Singh to Jones, 1 run, driven wide of the cover fielder, easy single

85.3

Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, no run, turned away on the leg side

85.4

Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, no run, driven down to mid-on

85.5

Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, no run, defended stertching well forward, ball rolls away on the leg side

85.6

Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, no run, good line but full, Flintoff drives the ball through the off side

England 267/5   Harbhajan Singh 10-0-25-0

87.1

Harbhajan Singh to Jones, no run, tossed up and turning in, Jones goes right back and defends it with a straight bat

87.2

Harbhajan Singh to Jones, 1 run, good length delivery, turning in from wide outside the off stump, Jones drives off the back foot and gets it wide of the fielder at cover, quick single taken

87.3

Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, no run, length ball, Flintoff drives it down to mid-on, presented the full face of the bat

87.4

Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, 1 run, turning in from wide outside the off stump, driven wide of the fielder at mid-off

87.5

Harbhajan Singh to Jones, 1 run, swept away nicely to fine leg for an easy single

87.6

Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, no run, good line and length, Flintoff gets well forward and defends it down to silly mid-on

England 271/5   Harbhajan Singh 11-0-28-0

89.1

Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, no run, line and length, Flintoff gets forward looking to drive and the ball rolls away off the inner half of the bat

89.2

Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, 1 run, tossed up and turning in, Flintoff gets forward and drives it down to long-on and the single brings up the 100 partnership - well played

89.3

Harbhajan Singh to Jones, no run, well flighted delivery, turning in from wide outside the off stump, Jones gets behind the line and defends it down safely

89.4

Harbhajan Singh to Jones, 2 runs, quicker delivery, swept away behind square on the leg side, fine-leg is fine and they comfortably come back for the second

89.5

Harbhajan Singh to Jones, no run, good line and length, Jones defends on the front foot

89.6

Harbhajan Singh to Jones, no run, again swept away behind square

England 282/5   Harbhajan Singh 12-0-31-0
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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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