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

80.4

Sreesanth to Flintoff, no run, short of a length, Flintoff carefully leaves it through to the keeper

80.5

Sreesanth to Flintoff, no run, line and length, Flintoff defends it down on the off side

80.6

Sreesanth to Flintoff, no run, short of a length and outside off stump, forced away towards point

England 242/3   A Flintoff 0* (3b)

81.4

Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, no run, length ball outside the off stump, Flintoff defends on the front foot and the ball rolls away on the leg side

81.5

Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, FOUR, off the mark in style! full and wide outside the off stump, Flintoff gets forward and drives it away to the cover fence, excellent timing and placement

81.6

Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, no run, good length delivery, Flintoff defends it

England 247/3   A Flintoff 4* (6b 1x4)

82.6

Sreesanth to Flintoff, no run, short of a good length delivery, bowled from wide of the crease and coming in with the angle, Flintoff drives off the back-foot and the ball finds the fielder at cover

England 248/3   A Flintoff 4* (7b 1x4)

83.3

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

83.4

Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, no run, bit fuller on this occasion, defended stretching well forward

83.5

Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, no run, quicker delivery, turning in from outside the off stump, Flintoff gets behind the line and defends it down on the off side

83.6

Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, no run, full and drifting down the leg side, Dhoni moves across and takes it cleanly, Flintoff keeps his balance and no damage is done

England 249/3   A Flintoff 4* (11b 1x4)

85.1

Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, no run, down the leg side, Flintoff plays inside the line, Dhoni moves across in a flash and saves runs

85.2

Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, no run, turning in from outside the off stump, defended on the back-foot and the ball rolls away on the leg side

85.3

Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, no run, full and outside the off stump, defended toward cover

85.4

Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, 1 run, drifting down the leg side, played down to fine leg for an easy single

England 256/3   A Flintoff 5* (15b 1x4)

86.1

Patel to Flintoff, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, bit of extra bounce and Flintoff nicely plays it away towards point

86.2

Patel to Flintoff, no run, off-cutter, driven straight to the fielder at short cover

86.3

Patel to Flintoff, FOUR, short ball, drifting onto middle and leg, Flintoff quickly gets into a good position and jabs it away to the fine leg fence, diving effort from Pathan in the deep ends in vain

86.4

Patel to Flintoff, no run, line and length delivery, defended on the front-foot

86.5

Patel to Flintoff, no run, well bowled yorker, hint of reverse swing, Flintoff jams his bat down in time and the ball rolls away towards cover

86.6

Patel to Flintoff, no run, good length delivery, coming in with the angle, Flintoff moves across a long way and gets hit on the pad, impact was well outside the line of the off stump, half hearted appeal for lbw turned down

England 260/3   A Flintoff 9* (21b 2x4)

87.2

Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, 2 leg byes, drifting down the leg side, Flintoff fails to connect, ball clips the pad and races away past the fielder at leg slip

87.3

Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, no run, defended down on the leg side

87.4

Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, SIX, tossed up on the stumps, Flintoff advances down the track, nicely gets to the pitch of the delivery and lofts it over the long-on fence, good clean hit

87.5

Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, no run, turning in from outside the off stump, defended stretching well forward

87.6

Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, no run, length ball, Flintoff defends on the front foot

England 269/3   A Flintoff 15* (26b 2x4 1x6)

88.2

Patel to Flintoff, no run, good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, hint of reverse swing, Flintoff presents the full face of the bat and the ball rolls back to the bowler

88.3

Patel to Flintoff, no run, well bowled yorker but Flintoff had it covered

88.4

Patel to Flintoff, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, defended towards point

88.5

Patel to Flintoff, no run, good line but too full, attempted yorker, Flintoff gets behind it and drives it straight to the fielder at mid-on

88.6

Patel to Flintoff, 2 runs, full and angling in, Flintoff drives, presenting the full face of the bat and gets it away well wide of the fielder at mid-off, easy two

England 272/3   A Flintoff 17* (31b 2x4 1x6)

89.4

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

89.5

Kumble to Flintoff, no run, defended with a straight bat, ball rolls back to the keeper

89.6

Kumble to Flintoff, 1 leg bye, quicker delivery on the pads, Flintoff fails to make contact, ball clips the pad and rolls down to the short fine leg region, easy single to end the over

England 274/3   A Flintoff 17* (34b 2x4 1x6)

90.1

Patel to Flintoff, no run, good length delivery, cutting in from outside the off stump, Flintoff drives with a straight bat and the ball goes back to the bowler

90.2

Patel to Flintoff, FOUR, short and wide outside the off stump, wrong line to Flintoff who stands tall on the front-foot and hammers it through cover point and with that boundary Flintoff goes past the 3000 mark in Test crcket.

90.3

Patel to Flintoff, no run, forced away towards point

90.4

Patel to Flintoff, no run, again shrot and wide outside the off stump, Flintoff stands tall on the back-foot and comes down hard on it, sweetly timed shot but the ball went straight to the fielder at cover

90.5

Patel to Flintoff, no run, decent delivery, played away on the off side

90.6

Patel to Flintoff, no run, again bit of width offered outside the off stump, Flintoff moves across a long way and drives hard, this time the ball goes straight to Harbhajan at point, another good shot for no runs

England 278/3   A Flintoff 21* (40b 3x4 1x6)

91.4

Kumble to Flintoff, no run, flipper on the stumps, Flintoff gets an inside edge onto his pad and that saves him, appeal for lbw turned down

91.5

Kumble to Flintoff, no run, defended on the back-foot

91.6

Kumble to Flintoff, no run, fraction short, punched away off the back-foot to the mid-on region

England 283/3   A Flintoff 21* (43b 3x4 1x6)

94.4

Pathan to Flintoff, no run, line and length, Flintoff defends it watchfully

94.5

Pathan to Flintoff, SIX, back of a length and down the leg side, Flintoff stands tall on the back-foot, gets right on top of the bounce and hooks well, ball sails over the fine leg fence, fielder in the deep had no chance of getting anywhere near that, top shot

94.6

Pathan to Flintoff, no run, good line and length delivery, defended back to the bowler

England 294/3   A Flintoff 27* (46b 3x4 2x6)

97.1

Patel to Flintoff, 1 wide, leg side bouncer, bit too high and umpire Hair is not happy

97.1

Patel to Flintoff, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, defended on the back-foot

97.2

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

97.3

Patel to Flintoff, 2 runs, good length delivery outside the off stump, bit too wide ot trouble the batsman, Flintoff moves forward and across and drives it away through the narrow gap between the cover fielders

97.4

Patel to Flintoff, no run, dropped! good length delivery outside the off stump, excellent line and length and the edge is produced but Sehwag at second slip fails to hold on to a fairly easy chance, that's a costly miss!

97.5

Patel to Flintoff, 1 run, not again! short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, Flintoff drives off the back-foot and is beaten by the extra bounce, ball clips the outside edge and flies towards gully and this time it's Kumble who grasses the chance, Flintoff lives on ...

England 299/3   A Flintoff 30* (51b 3x4 2x6)

98.1

Pathan to Flintoff, no run, length ball, Flintoff defends

98.2

Pathan to Flintoff, no run, just short of a length and on the middle and leg stump line, Flintoff defends, presenting the full face of the bat and the ball rolls back down the track

98.3

Pathan to Flintoff, no run, good length but wide of the off stump, no shot offered

98.4

Pathan to Flintoff, no run, good line and just short of a length, Flintoff defends it

98.5

Pathan to Flintoff, no run, full toss outside the off stump, Flintoff goes hard at it but the shot is not timed well enough, ball clips the inside edge and goes behind, Dhoni dives across to his left and cuts off a certain boundary

98.6

Pathan to Flintoff, no run, pitched outside the off stump and anging away further, no shot offered

England 299/3   A Flintoff 30* (57b 3x4 2x6)

100.1

Pathan to Flintoff, 1 run, length ball on the middle and leg stump line, Flintoff pushes forward and works it away well wide of Tendulkar at mid-on, 300 comes up for England!

England 300/3   A Flintoff 31* (58b 3x4 2x6)

101.1

Patel to Flintoff, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, went straight-on after pitching, Flintoff gets well foward and defends it down safely

101.2

Patel to Flintoff, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, Flintoff shoulders arms

101.3

Patel to Flintoff, FOUR, slightly short and bit wide outside the off stump, Flintoff strides forward and carves it away through cover point, try stopping that!

101.4

Patel to Flintoff, no run, driven straight to the cover fielder

101.5

Patel to Flintoff, no run, length ball outside the off stump, Flintoff leaves it through to the keeper

101.6

Patel to Flintoff, SIX, short ball and Flintoff instinctively goes after it, connects well and the ball sails down to the fine leg region, Pathan in the deep takes it cleanly but fails to stay inside the rope, close call - frustration continues for Patel!

England 312/3   A Flintoff 41* (64b 4x4 3x6)

102.4

Pathan to Flintoff, no run, sends down a short one, Flintoff ducks under it

102.5

Pathan to Flintoff, no run, short and wide of the off stump, Flintoff driving off the back foot and the ball goes straight to the fielder at cover

102.6

Pathan to Flintoff, no run, driven straight to the fielder at gully

England 313/3   A Flintoff 41* (67b 4x4 3x6)

103.6

Kumble to Flintoff, no run, flighted delivery on the middle and off, defended on the front-foot

England 318/3   A Flintoff 41* (68b 4x4 3x6)

105.1

Kumble to Flintoff, no run, on the middle and leg stump line, Flintoff stretches well forward and punches it down to mid-on

105.2

Kumble to Flintoff, no run, good line and length, defended watchfully

105.3

Kumble to Flintoff, FOUR, slightly short, Flintoff quickly picks up the length, rocks back and pulls it away to the midwicket fence, shot!

105.4

Kumble to Flintoff, FOUR, quicker delivery on the pads, Flintoff moves forward, converts it into a half-volley and clips it away to the midwicket fence, fantastic shot - Kumble being taken apart here!

105.5

Kumble to Flintoff, no run, defended on the front-foot

105.6

Kumble to Flintoff, no run, flicked away in the air to the midwicket region, fell well short of the diving fielder there

England 326/3   A Flintoff 49* (74b 6x4 3x6)

107.1

Kumble to Flintoff, no run, on the middle and off stump line, Flintoff defends stretching well forward, ball clips the inner half of the bat and rolls away on the leg side

107.2

Kumble to Flintoff, no run, quicker delivery on the stumps,. again the ball rolls off the inner half of the bat

107.3

Kumble to Flintoff, no run, pitched in line and turning away, Flintoff steps forward and swings hard, eyeing the midwicket fence, gets beaten by the extra bounce but Dhoni fails to collect it cleanly and no damage is done

107.4

Kumble to Flintoff, no run, watchfully defended on the back-foot

107.5

Kumble to Flintoff, no run, driven straight to Yuvraj at point

107.6

Kumble to Flintoff, no run, on the pads, turned away towards square leg

England 326/3   A Flintoff 49* (80b 6x4 3x6)

108.3

Sreesanth to Flintoff, no run, defended

108.4

Sreesanth to Flintoff, no run, played away towards gully

108.5

Sreesanth to Flintoff, 1 run, fifty! turned away off the pads to deep midwicket

England 328/4   A Flintoff 50* (83b 6x4 3x6)

109.1

Kumble to Flintoff, no run

109.2

Kumble to Flintoff, OUT, gone! tossed up on the middle and off stump line, Flintoff hits against the break and the ball sails down to deep midwicket, Tendulkar in the deep covers a lot of ground and takes it cleanly, Kumble gets one to his name - England five down

A Flintoff c Tendulkar b Kumble 50 (136m 85b 6x4 3x6) SR: 58.82

England 328/5   A Flintoff 50 (85b 6x4 3x6)
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Mar 23, 2006

Shaun Udal relaxes with a cup of coffee at the team hotel, Mumbai, March 23 2006

Shaun Udal relaxes with a cup of coffee at the team hotel

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Mar 22, 2006

James Anderson trapped Virender Sehwag leg before for a duck, India v England, 3rd Test, Mumbai, 5th day, March 22, 2006

James Anderson trapped Virender Sehwag leg before for a duck

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