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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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

England 35/1   AN Cook 16* (28b 2x4)   IK Pathan 5.5-0-17-1

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

England 36/2   IR Bell 0* (2b)   IK Pathan 6.5-1-17-2

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   KP Pietersen 42* (62b 6x4 1x6)   A Kumble 4-1-5-1

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

England 157/4   PD Collingwood 17* (39b 2x4)   MM Patel 10.1-1-39-1

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

England 180/5   A Flintoff 14* (30b 3x4)   A Kumble 16.2-5-31-2

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

England 283/6   GO Jones 41* (103b 6x4)   MM Patel 20.4-4-64-2

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

England 290/7   GO Jones 47* (123b 7x4)   MM Patel 23.1-5-69-3

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

England 300/8   MJ Hoggard 4* (25b)   A Kumble 29.1-8-76-3

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

England 300/9   MJ Hoggard 4* (25b)   A Kumble 29.2-8-76-4

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   MJ Hoggard 4* (25b)   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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