England tour of India, 2005/06 / Commentary

England in India Test Series - 3rd Test

India v England

England won by 212 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150

75.4

Harbhajan Singh to Collingwood, no run, wide outside the off stump, Collingwood pads up

75.5

Harbhajan Singh to Collingwood, no run, good length delivery, Collingwood defends stretching well forward

75.6

Harbhajan Singh to Collingwood, no run, good length and wide of the off stump, Collingwood defends it away on the off side, end of a successful over

England 230/2   PD Collingwood 0* (3b)

76.2

Sreesanth to Collingwood, no run, length ball, Collingwood defends it down watchfully

76.3

Sreesanth to Collingwood, 1 run, short ball and Collingwood goes for the pull, ball clips the top edge and balloons up towards fine leg but falls well short of Yuvraj in the deep, lucky escape

England 232/2   PD Collingwood 1* (5b)

77.1

Harbhajan Singh to Collingwood, no run, good length but wide of the off stump, no shot offered

77.2

Harbhajan Singh to Collingwood, no run, good length delivery, Collingwood defends it away towards cover

77.3

Harbhajan Singh to Collingwood, no run, wide outside the off stump, Collingwood cuts off the back-foot buf fails to get it past the fielder at backward point

77.4

Harbhajan Singh to Collingwood, no run, good length delivery, driven straight to the fielder at mid-on

77.5

Harbhajan Singh to Collingwood, no run, length ball, worked away on the leg side, no room for a single there

77.6

Harbhajan Singh to Collingwood, no run, length ball outside the off stump, turning in, Collingwood leans forward and defends it down on the off side

England 236/2   PD Collingwood 1* (11b)

79.2

Harbhajan Singh to Collingwood, no run, edged away on the leg side

79.3

Harbhajan Singh to Collingwood, no run, quicker delivery down the leg side, Collingwood fails to make contact, Dhoni moves across quickly and saves runs

79.4

Harbhajan Singh to Collingwood, no run, cut away off the back-foot to the cover region

79.5

Harbhajan Singh to Collingwood, no run, full and turning in, defended stretching well forward, well played in the end

79.6

Harbhajan Singh to Collingwood, no run, lovely delivery to end the over, Collingwood is comprehensively beaten outside the off stump, Harbhajan slowly getting into the groove here

England 242/2   PD Collingwood 1* (16b)

81.1

Harbhajan Singh to Collingwood, no run, line and length, Collingwood defends it away on the leg side

81.2

Harbhajan Singh to Collingwood, no run, tossed up and turning in, defended on the front-foot

81.3

Harbhajan Singh to Collingwood, 1 bye, quicker delivery, this one hits the rough and turns in sharply, Collingwood is beaten all ends up and the ball goes past Dhoni

England 243/3   PD Collingwood 1* (19b)

82.1

Sreesanth to Collingwood, no run, good length delivery, hint of reverse swing, no shot offered

82.2

Sreesanth to Collingwood, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, defended on the front-foot

82.3

Sreesanth to Collingwood, no run, another one in the channel, defended on the front-foot

82.4

Sreesanth to Collingwood, no run, short rising delivery outside the off stump, Collingwood stands tall on the back-foot, gets right on top of the bounce and defends it away towards point

82.5

Sreesanth to Collingwood, 1 run, fulltoss on the pads, yorker gone wrong, Collingwood moves across a bit and clips it away well in front of square leg for an easy single

England 248/3   PD Collingwood 2* (24b)

83.1

Harbhajan Singh to Collingwood, no run, flat delivery, turning in from outside the off stump, defended on the back-foot

83.2

Harbhajan Singh to Collingwood, 1 run, turning in sharply, Collingwood pushes forward to defend, ball clips the inner half of the bat and races away to the fine leg region

England 249/3   PD Collingwood 3* (26b)

84.1

Patel to Collingwood, 2 runs, short of a good length delivery, hint of reverse in swing, Collingwood clips it away off his pads and gets it wide of the fielder at midwicket, 250 comes up for England

84.2

Patel to Collingwood, no run, again fraction short and angling in, defended on the back-foot

84.3

Patel to Collingwood, no run, pitched up outside the off stump, driven straight to the fielder at mid-off

84.4

Patel to Collingwood, no run, short rising delivery, coming in with the angle, Collingwood drops his hands and avoids it well

84.5

Patel to Collingwood, no run, good length delivery, driven down to mid-off, diving stop by Sreesanth there saves runs

84.6

Patel to Collingwood, FOUR, full and drifting onto middle and leg stump line, Collingwood pushes forward and drills it away well wide of the fielder at mid-on, excellent shot

England 255/3   PD Collingwood 9* (32b 1x4)

85.5

Harbhajan Singh to Collingwood, no run, quicker delivery down the leg side, Collingwood takes it on the pad

85.6

Harbhajan Singh to Collingwood, no run, defended down on the leg side, another over safely negotiated, four more left in the day

England 256/3   PD Collingwood 9* (34b 1x4)

87.1

Harbhajan Singh to Collingwood, 1 run, turn and bounce, Collingwood stays back and forces it away towards fine leg

England 261/3   PD Collingwood 10* (35b 1x4)

88.1

Patel to Collingwood, 1 run, short of a good length delivery on the middle and leg stump line, Collingwood stands tall on the back-foot and clips it away to fine leg for an easy single

England 270/3   PD Collingwood 11* (36b 1x4)

89.1

Kumble to Collingwood, no run, driven away off the back-foot to the cover region

89.2

Kumble to Collingwood, no run, good delivery on the stumps, defended down on the leg side

89.3

Kumble to Collingwood, 1 run, on the pads and drifting down the leg side, Collingwood nicely tucks it away behind the stumps, easy single

England 273/3   PD Collingwood 12* (39b 1x4)

91.1

Kumble to Collingwood, FOUR, juicy fulltoss on the stumps, Collingwood stays back and wallops it away to the midwicket fence, easy runs

91.2

Kumble to Collingwood, no run, on the middle and off stump line, defended stretching well forward

91.3

Kumble to Collingwood, 1 run, drifting down the leg side, Kumble struggling a bit here, Collingwood stays back and jabs it away to fine leg for an easy single

England 283/3   PD Collingwood 17* (42b 2x4)

92.1

Patel to Collingwood, no run, on the middle and leg stump line, drifting down the leg side, Collingwood fails to connect, ball clips the pad and rolls away on the leg side

92.2

Patel to Collingwood, no run, short of a good length delivery, hint of reverse swing, Collingwood ends up with an inside edge onto his pad

92.3

Patel to Collingwood, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, this one kept its line after hitting the deck, Collingwood watchfully leaves it through to the keeper

92.4

Patel to Collingwood, no run, good length delivery, this one reversed in a bit, Collingwood stands put on his front-foot and drives it down to mid-off, solid shot

92.5

Patel to Collingwood, no run, testing bouncer, Collingwood drops his hands, leans back and avoids it well

92.6

Patel to Collingwood, 1 run, there it is, the inswinging yorker, Collingwood jams his bat down and the ball rolls away off the inner half of the bat, good delivery to end the over

England 284/3   PD Collingwood 18* (48b 2x4)

93.1

Harbhajan Singh to Collingwood, 2 runs, tossed up and turning in from wide outside the off stump, Collingwood quickly goes back and plays it late, nicely opened the face of the bat to get it past the fielder at short third man

93.2

Harbhajan Singh to Collingwood, no run, defended outside the off stump

93.3

Harbhajan Singh to Collingwood, no run, drifting down the leg side, Collingwood gets a good stride forward and takes it on his pad

93.4

Harbhajan Singh to Collingwood, no run, probing line and length, turning into the right-hander, Collingwood watchfully plays it away on the leg side

93.5

Harbhajan Singh to Collingwood, no run, flat delivery, Collingwood defends on the front-foot and the ball rolls away off the outer half of the bat

93.6

Harbhajan Singh to Collingwood, 1 run, drifting onto middle and leg, Collingwood skips back and tucks it away to deep fine leg, easy single

England 287/3   PD Collingwood 21* (54b 2x4)

94.1

Pathan to Collingwood, no run, good length but down leg, Collingwood plays and misses, ball clips the pad and rolls back to the bowler

94.2

Pathan to Collingwood, no run, jaffer of a delivery, Collingwood is beaten by the late movement, ball clips the pad and goes behind, appeal for caught behind turned down - they should have gone up for the lbw

94.3

Pathan to Collingwood, 1 run, turned away on the leg side and Collingwood sprints across to the safety of the non-striker's end

England 288/3   PD Collingwood 22* (57b 2x4)

95.1

Patel to Collingwood, no run, bangs it in short, Collingwood goes for the pull and gets beaten by a long way

95.2

Patel to Collingwood, no run, short ball outside the off stump, Collingwood leaves it through to the keeper

95.3

Patel to Collingwood, no run, length ball outside the off stump, right in the channel and Collingwood leaves it alone for the keeper

95.4

Patel to Collingwood, no run, good line and just short of a length, this one nipped back in sharply, Collingwood gets some bat on it and the ball rolls away on the off side

95.5

Patel to Collingwood, no run, good length delivery, Collingwood reads it well and leaves it alone

95.6

Patel to Collingwood, 1 run, nasty! short rising delivery on the stumps, Collingwood lost it completely, fends at it awkwardly and the ball lobs up behind the stumps after clipping the glove, luckily for him the ball landed well wide of Dhoni

England 295/3   PD Collingwood 23* (63b 2x4)

96.1

Pathan to Collingwood, no run, length ball, the one that goes straight on, Collingwood leaves it through to the keeper

96.2

Pathan to Collingwood, no run, good line and length delivery, hint of swing, Collingwood defends with a straight bat and the ball rolls back to the bowler

96.3

Pathan to Collingwood, no run, good length delivery, pitched outside the off stump and this one came back in a touch, Collingwood watchfully leaves it through to the keeper

96.4

Pathan to Collingwood, no run, line and length, Collingwood defends it down on the leg side

96.5

Pathan to Collingwood, no run, length ball, bit too wide outside the off stump, Collingwood shoulders arms and the ball thuds into the keeper's gloves

96.6

Pathan to Collingwood, no run, again good length and wide of the off stump, Collingwood not interested, end of a good over

England 295/3   PD Collingwood 23* (69b 2x4)

97.6

Patel to Collingwood, no run, good line and length, Collingwood defends it on the back-foot, end of a good over

England 299/3   PD Collingwood 23* (70b 2x4)

99.1

Patel to Collingwood, no run, bangs it in short down the leg side, Collingwood moves inside the line and avoids it well

99.2

Patel to Collingwood, no run, short ball, coming in with the angle, Collingwood stands tall on the back-foot and defends it down on the leg side

99.3

Patel to Collingwood, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, no shot offered

99.4

Patel to Collingwood, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, driven off the back-foot to the cover region

99.5

Patel to Collingwood, no run, good line and just short of a length, Collingwood goes for the pull and is beaten by the lack of bounce

99.6

Patel to Collingwood, no run, good length but wide of the off stump, Collingwood shoulders arms and the ball goes through to the keeper

England 299/3   PD Collingwood 23* (76b 2x4)

100.2

Pathan to Collingwood, no run, just short of a length, pitched in line and angling across, Collingwood drives off the back-foot and the ball rolls away towards cover

100.3

Pathan to Collingwood, no run, good bouncer, angled in from outside the leg stump, Collingwood nicely ducks under it

100.4

Pathan to Collingwood, no run, short of a good length delivery, Collingwood drives off the back-foot and the ball goes straight to the fielder at mid-off

100.5

Pathan to Collingwood, no run, good length ball, pitched wide outside the off stump and angling away futher, no shot offered

100.6

Pathan to Collingwood, 2 runs, good length delivery on the pads, Collingwood clips it away behind square on the leg side, had to rush back for the second

England 302/3   PD Collingwood 25* (81b 2x4)

102.1

Pathan to Collingwood, no run, short leg side delivery, no shot offered

102.2

Pathan to Collingwood, no run, length ball outside the off stump, Collingwood drives it away towards cover

102.3

Pathan to Collingwood, 1 run, short and down leg, Collingwood works it away behind square on the leg side

England 313/3   PD Collingwood 26* (84b 2x4)

103.1

Kumble to Collingwood, no run, good line and length, Collingwood drives it down to mid-off

103.2

Kumble to Collingwood, no run, tossed up on the stumps, defended stretching well forward

103.3

Kumble to Collingwood, no run, full on the stumps, Collingwood defends it watchfully

103.4

Kumble to Collingwood, FOUR, on the stumps, Collingwood comes down the track and swings hard, ball clips the outside edge and lobs up wide of the fielder at backward point

103.5

Kumble to Collingwood, 1 run, leg side delivery, Collingwood works it away behind square on the leg side

England 318/3   PD Collingwood 31* (89b 3x4)

104.1

Pathan to Collingwood, no run

104.2

Pathan to Collingwood, no run, on the middle and leg and angling across, Collingwood stays back and plays it away on the leg side

104.3

Pathan to Collingwood, no run, bouncer, bowled from round the wicket and coming in with the angle, Collingwood reads it well, sways back and avoids it well

104.4

Pathan to Collingwood, no run, good line and length, coming in with the angle, Collingwood looking to work it away on the leg side fails to make contact, ball hits the pad and rolls away on the off side

104.5

Pathan to Collingwood, no run, length ball, Collingwood defends off the back foot

104.6

Pathan to Collingwood, no run, good line and just short of a length, Collingwood stands tall on the back-foot and punches it down to mid-on

England 318/3   PD Collingwood 31* (95b 3x4)

106.1

Sreesanth to Collingwood, no run, starts off with a good length delivery outside the off stump, Collingwood stays back and drives it away towards cover

106.2

Sreesanth to Collingwood, no run, length ball outside the off stump, Collingwood leaves it through to the keeper

106.3

Sreesanth to Collingwood, no run, length ball outside the off stump, no shot offered

106.4

Sreesanth to Collingwood, no run, good line and length delivery, this one straightened a bit after hitting the deck, Collingwood drives off the back foot and gets it away towards mid-on, well played in the end

106.5

Sreesanth to Collingwood, no run, surprise bouncer, Collingwood comfortably ducks under it

106.6

Sreesanth to Collingwood, no run, good line and length delivery, defended on the front-foot

England 326/3   PD Collingwood 31* (101b 3x4)

108.1

Sreesanth to Collingwood, OUT, Sreesanth strikes again! slightly short, right in the channel and this one shaped away a touch after drifting in and Collingwood tamely nicks it straight to Dhoni behind the stumps, finally a catch is held and that's a crucial breakthrough for India

PD Collingwood c †Dhoni b Sreesanth 31 (152m 102b 3x4 0x6) SR: 30.39

England 326/4   PD Collingwood 31 (102b 3x4)
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Mar 23, 2006

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