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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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

England 8/0   AN Cook 4* (1b 1x4)   MM Patel 0.1-0-4-0

6.5

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

England 27/0   AJ Strauss 18* (29b 1x4)   IK Pathan 3.5-0-14-0

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

England 35/0   AN Cook 16* (27b 2x4)   Harbhajan Singh 1.5-0-5-0

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

England 45/2   IR Bell 7* (8b 1x4)   IK Pathan 7.4-2-23-2

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

England 50/2   IR Bell 11* (11b 2x4)   Harbhajan Singh 4.2-0-14-0

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   IR Bell 18* (27b 3x4)   MM Patel 5-0-22-0

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

England 63/2   KP Pietersen 9* (16b 1x4)   PP Chawla 1.4-1-4-0

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

England 77/2   KP Pietersen 19* (20b 2x4 1x6)   MM Patel 6.2-0-28-0

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

England 81/2   KP Pietersen 23* (21b 3x4 1x6)   MM Patel 6.3-0-32-0

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

England 87/2   KP Pietersen 28* (31b 4x4 1x6)   MM Patel 7.5-0-36-0

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

England 92/2   KP Pietersen 32* (34b 5x4 1x6)   PP Chawla 4.4-1-19-0

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!

England 97/2   KP Pietersen 37* (39b 6x4 1x6)   IK Pathan 8.3-2-27-2

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

England 104/2   IR Bell 28* (52b 4x4)   IK Pathan 9.3-2-32-2

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

England 108/2   IR Bell 32* (57b 5x4)   IK Pathan 10.2-2-36-2

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

England 116/2   IR Bell 38* (63b 6x4)   IK Pathan 11.2-2-42-2

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!

England 122/3   KP Pietersen 47* (70b 7x4 1x6)   A Kumble 5.1-2-9-1

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

England 127/3   KP Pietersen 52* (76b 8x4 1x6)   IK Pathan 13.5-3-46-2

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

England 132/3   KP Pietersen 56* (78b 9x4 1x6)   A Kumble 6.2-2-15-1

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)   IK Pathan 15-3-50-2

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

England 151/3   PD Collingwood 12* (28b 1x4)   A Kumble 9.1-3-22-1

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

England 157/3   PD Collingwood 17* (38b 2x4)   A Kumble 10.5-3-28-1

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

England 161/4   A Flintoff 4* (4b 1x4)   MM Patel 10.5-1-43-1

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   A Flintoff 9* (15b 2x4)   MM Patel 13-1-50-1

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

England 174/4   PD Collingwood 25* (62b 3x4)   MM Patel 13.5-1-54-1

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

England 180/4   A Flintoff 14* (27b 3x4)   MM Patel 15.3-1-59-1

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

England 184/5   A Flintoff 18* (34b 4x4)   IK Pathan 16.4-3-58-2

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

England 191/5   GO Jones 7* (9b 1x4)   IK Pathan 17.2-3-62-2

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

England 196/5   A Flintoff 22* (41b 5x4)   A Kumble 18.2-6-38-2

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 Flintoff 26* (45b 6x4)   A Kumble 19-6-42-2

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

England 204/5   A Flintoff 30* (50b 7x4)   A Kumble 19.5-6-46-2

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

England 217/5   GO Jones 13* (40b 2x4)   MM Patel 19.5-4-64-1

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 Flintoff 37* (76b 8x4)   A Kumble 24-8-56-2

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

England 228/5   GO Jones 18* (56b 3x4)   A Kumble 25.1-8-61-2

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

England 235/5   A Flintoff 43* (88b 9x4)   A Kumble 26.2-8-66-2

79.3

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

England 239/5   A Flintoff 47* (89b 10x4)   A Kumble 26.3-8-70-2

82.3

Chawla to Flintoff, FOUR, line and length, Flintoff paddles it away

England 250/5   A Flintoff 55* (97b 11x4)   PP Chawla 5.3-1-24-0

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

England 254/5   GO Jones 27* (77b 4x4)   Harbhajan Singh 8.3-0-24-0

88.1

Chawla to Jones, FOUR, 1000 Test runs! tossed up on the stumps, Jones quickly goes down on one knee and sweeps it away to the midwicket fence, excellent placement

England 275/5   GO Jones 35* (89b 5x4)   PP Chawla 8.1-1-41-0

88.5

Chawla to Jones, FOUR, short and wide outside the off stump, Jones leans back and pulls it away to the midwicket fence, bad ball put away in style, Chawla struggling here, England moving along nicely

England 279/5   GO Jones 39* (93b 6x4)   PP Chawla 8.5-1-45-0

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

England 288/6   GO Jones 46* (110b 7x4)   MM Patel 21.5-5-68-2

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!

England 295/7   GO Jones 51* (126b 8x4)   IK Pathan 25.3-7-71-2
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England won by 212 runs
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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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