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

20.5

Sreesanth to Shah, no run, full and wide of the off stump, Shah leaves it alone for the keeper

20.6

Sreesanth to Shah, no run, played away on the leg side and that's the end of a successful over

England 52/1   OA Shah 0* (2b)

21.2

Harbhajan Singh to Shah, no run, good line and length delivery, Shah comes down the track to the pitch of the delivery and drives it straight to the fielder at mid-off

21.3

Harbhajan Singh to Shah, FOUR, under pressure Harbhajan drags it wide outside the off stump and Shah cuts it away past the fielder at point, off the mark in style! good positive shot that

21.4

Harbhajan Singh to Shah, no run, good line and length delivery, Shah defends it on the front-foot

21.5

Harbhajan Singh to Shah, 1 no ball, line and length, Shah quickly goes back and plays it away on the leg side

21.5

Harbhajan Singh to Shah, no run

21.6

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

England 58/1   OA Shah 4* (8b 1x4)

23.1

Kumble to Shah, 1 run, on the pads and Shah tucks it away to fine leg for a single, runs hard looking for the second but Sreesanth moves across quickly in the deep and cuts off the second run

England 59/1   OA Shah 5* (9b 1x4)

24.3

Sreesanth to Shah, 2 runs, low fulltoss on the pads, probably the yorker gone wrong, Shah stays back and clips it away well wide of Pathan at mid-on, runs hard and comfortably makes it back for the second

24.4

Sreesanth to Shah, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, bit too wide to interest the batsman.

24.5

Sreesanth to Shah, no run, good length delivery, bowled from wide of the crease and coming in with the angle, Shah gets right behind the line and defends it straight back to the bowler

24.6

Sreesanth to Shah, no run, good length delivery, the off-cutter, Shah defends it down on the off side, well played in the end.

England 63/1   OA Shah 7* (13b 1x4)

25.5

Kumble to Shah, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, punched off the back-foot to the point region

25.6

Kumble to Shah, no run, full and on the stumps, defended leaning well forward

England 68/1   OA Shah 7* (15b 1x4)

26.5

Pathan to Shah, no run, line and length delivery on the middle and off stump line, Shah gets right behind the line and defends it with a straight bat

26.6

Pathan to Shah, no run, good length delivery, pitched outside the off stump and angling away further, Shah leaves it through to the keeper

England 75/1   OA Shah 7* (17b 1x4)

27.2

Kumble to Shah, no run, good delivery, probably the googly, Shah gets behind the line and defends it down safely

27.3

Kumble to Shah, 1 run, turned away towards the vacant square leg region, came off the inner half of the bat

England 77/1   OA Shah 8* (19b 1x4)

28.1

Pathan to Shah, no run, good length delivery, pitched outside the off stump and angling across, no shot offered

28.2

Pathan to Shah, no run, on the pads and Shah turns it away towards square leg, diving stop by Jaffer there saves runs

28.3

Pathan to Shah, FOUR, half-volley outside the off stump, right in the slot and Shah thulps it straight back down the carpet to the long-off fence, good aggressive shot

28.4

Pathan to Shah, no run, short of a good length delivery, close to the off stump line and this one was a lot quicker than the previous delivery, Shah goes for the pulls and gets beaten by a long way

28.5

Pathan to Shah, FOUR, good length delivery on the pads, wrong line, Shah leans well forward and clips it away to the backward square leg fence, sweetly timed and the ball rocketed away to the fence

28.6

Pathan to Shah, FOUR, four more! pitched up outside the off stump, this one is again in the slot and Shah takes full toll, connects well with the straight-drive and the ball screams away to the long-off fence, end of an expensive over!

England 89/1   OA Shah 20* (25b 4x4)

29.2

Kumble to Shah, no run, defended down on the leg side

29.3

Kumble to Shah, no run, quicker delivery on the stumps, defended back to the bowler

29.4

Kumble to Shah, no run, hit on the pad tyring to defend, loud appeal for lbw turned down, worth a shout

29.5

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

29.6

Kumble to Shah, no run

England 90/1   OA Shah 20* (30b 4x4)

31.1

Kumble to Shah, no run, googly, defended on the back-foot, well played

31.2

Kumble to Shah, no run, fraction short, turned away straight to Jaffer at short leg

31.3

Kumble to Shah, no run, full and outside the off stump, driven hard but straight to the fielder at cover

31.4

Kumble to Shah, no run, probing delivery outside the off stump, defended on the front-foot

31.5

Kumble to Shah, no run, on the middle and off stump line, turned away straight to Jaffer at shot

31.6

Kumble to Shah, no run, maiden! on the pads, Shah fails to connect, ball clips the pad and rolls away wide of Jaffer at short leg

England 90/1   OA Shah 20* (36b 4x4)

33.1

Kumble to Shah, no run, on the middle and leg stump line, Shah quickly goes back and works it away towards midwicket

33.2

Kumble to Shah, 1 run, on the pads, turned away to fine leg for an easy single

England 95/1   OA Shah 21* (38b 4x4)

34.1

Patel to Shah, no run, surprise bouncer, fraction too short and Shah comfortably ducks under it

34.2

Patel to Shah, no run, and again, good bouncer on the stumps, Shah ducks under it, bit late on this occasion but nicely played in the end

34.3

Patel to Shah, no run, make that three in a row! again on the stumps and Shah tamely ducks under it

34.4

Patel to Shah, no run, almost! short of a good length delviery, coming in with the angle and Shah goes after it, not a well timed shot, ball clips the inside edge and crashes into the pad, well bowled

34.5

Patel to Shah, no run, good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, defended down to mid-on, this is good bowling from the young man

34.6

Patel to Shah, no run, bit too wide outside the off stump and Shah leaves it through to the keeper, end of a happening over

England 95/1   OA Shah 21* (44b 4x4)

35.2

Kumble to Shah, no run, tossed up and turning across, defended stretching well forward

35.3

Kumble to Shah, FOUR, fraction short and turning away from the right-hander, Shah cuts hard and the ball flies off the outside edge, was in the air for sometime but went well wide of the fielder at gully, boundary brings up the 50 partnership!

35.4

Kumble to Shah, no run, leg-break outside the off stump, no shot offered

35.5

Kumble to Shah, no run, on the stumps, defended on the front-foot

35.6

Kumble to Shah, no run, full and on the stumps, defended stretching well forward

England 102/1   OA Shah 25* (49b 5x4)

37.1

Kumble to Shah, no run, googly, the one that comes back into the right-hander, Shah goes right back and punches it away towards cover

37.2

Kumble to Shah, no run, leg-break on the middle and leg stump line, Shah leans well forward and defends it down on the leg side

37.3

Kumble to Shah, no run, pitched close to the off stump line and turning away, defended watchfully

37.4

Kumble to Shah, 1 run, full and on the pads, probably the quicker one, Shah turns it away behind square on the leg side for an easy single, excellent use of the wrist

England 105/1   OA Shah 26* (53b 5x4)

38.1

Patel to Shah, no run, full and on the stumps, attempted yorker, defended down to mid-on

38.2

Patel to Shah, no run, length ball outside the off stump, Shah goes after it and the ball rolls away off the inner half of the bat, mid-off moves in and fields

38.3

Patel to Shah, no run, bangs it in short, Shah comfortably ducks under it

38.4

Patel to Shah, 1 run, full and angling in, Shah gets forward and drives it down to mid-off, takes on Pathan there and makes it across safely

38.6

Patel to Shah, no run, good line and length delivery, cutting in from outside the off stump, driven down to mid-off

England 107/1   OA Shah 27* (58b 5x4)

40.1

Sreesanth to Shah, 1 run, full and on the stumps, almost an yorker, Shah punches it straight back along the carpter to the mid-off region

England 114/1   OA Shah 28* (59b 5x4)

41.1

Harbhajan Singh to Shah, 1 run, turning in from outside the off stump, Shah stays back and works it away towards the vacant square leg region

England 115/1   OA Shah 29* (60b 5x4)

42.1

Sreesanth to Shah, FOUR, good length delivery down the leg side, Shah gets inside the line and touches it away to the fine leg fence, nicely used the pace of the bowler there

42.2

Sreesanth to Shah, 2 runs, good length and wide of the off stump, Shah driven off the front-foot and the ball rolls away off the toe end of the bat, Tendulkar at cover gives chase and keeps it down to two

42.3

Sreesanth to Shah, 3 runs, on the stumps, punched well wide of the fielder at mid-o, runs hard and makes it back for the third, this is turning out to be a good over for England

42.5

Sreesanth to Shah, no run, good length delivery, bowled from wide of the crease and coming in with the anlge, Shah watchfully leaves it through to the keeper

42.6

Sreesanth to Shah, no run, good line and length, Shah defends it on the front-foot and the ball rolls away towards cover

England 129/1   OA Shah 38* (65b 6x4)

43.4

Harbhajan Singh to Shah, no run, good length but wide of the off stump, turning in sharply and Shah is beaten outside the off stump, well bowled

43.5

Harbhajan Singh to Shah, no run, quicker delivery, turned away towards silly mid-on, Harbhajan moves across and cuts off the single

43.6

Harbhajan Singh to Shah, 2 byes, leg side delivery, Shah fails to connect and Dhoni is bit late on it, two more added to the total.

England 136/1   OA Shah 38* (68b 6x4)

45.1

Harbhajan Singh to Shah, no run, defended back to the bowler

45.2

Harbhajan Singh to Shah, FOUR, tossed up and turning in, Shah comes down the track and slaps it away well in front of square on the leg side, Tendulkar fails to stop it cleanly and the ball races away to the fence, a rare mis-field that from the little master

45.3

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

45.4

Harbhajan Singh to Shah, no run, wide outside the off stump, cut away straight to the fielder at point

45.5

Harbhajan Singh to Shah, no run, good line and length, Shah works it away towards midwicket

45.6

Harbhajan Singh to Shah, no run, quicker delivery outside the off stump, no shot offered

England 144/1   OA Shah 42* (74b 7x4)

46.2

Sreesanth to Shah, no run, wide outside the off stump, was the slower one, Shah leaves it through to the keeper

46.3

Sreesanth to Shah, no run, off-cutter, defended down the track, Sreesanth moves across quickly, picks up the ball and threatens to thow it back

46.4

Sreesanth to Shah, 1 run, good line and back of a length, Shah goes for the pull and the ball rolls away off the inner half of the bat

England 146/1   OA Shah 43* (77b 7x4)

47.1

Harbhajan Singh to Shah, no run, good line and length, Shah defends on the front foot and the ball rolls down the track

47.2

Harbhajan Singh to Shah, 1 run, full delivery on the pads, turned away behind square on the leg side

47.4

Harbhajan Singh to Shah, no run, tossed up and turning in, defended down on the leg side, short leg dives across and half stops

47.5

Harbhajan Singh to Shah, 1 run, on the pads, turned away with the break to the fine leg region, easy single

England 149/1   OA Shah 45* (81b 7x4)

48.1

Kumble to Shah, no run, good line and length delivery, Shah drives through the off side

48.2

Kumble to Shah, no run, good line and length delivery, Shah defends it

48.3

Kumble to Shah, no run, flatter on the middle, defends with the full face of the bat

48.4

Kumble to Shah, no run, pitched on the leg and middle, turned to the short leg

48.5

Kumble to Shah, no run, bit of bounce and turn.Pitched on middle and turned away, watched carefully and turned to off

48.6

Kumble to Shah, no run, good line and length delivery, Shah defends on the front foot and the ball rolls straight to Jaffer at short leg

England 149/1   OA Shah 45* (87b 7x4)

50.1

Kumble to Shah, no run, on the middle and leg stump line, defended down on the leg side

50.2

Kumble to Shah, 1 run, too full and on the pads, Shah works it away fine and the single brings up the 100 partnership!

England 152/1   OA Shah 46* (89b 7x4)

51.1

Harbhajan Singh to Shah, no run, tossed up and turning in, turned away on the leg side, no room for a single there

51.2

Harbhajan Singh to Shah, FOUR, fifty on debut! full and wide outside the off stump and Shah hammers it through the gap between the cover fielder, excellent innings under pressure

51.3

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

51.4

Harbhajan Singh to Shah, no run, fraction short, driven off the back-foot to the gully region, diving stop by Pathan there saves a certain four

51.5

Harbhajan Singh to Shah, no run, line and length, Shah defends it down on the leg side

51.6

Harbhajan Singh to Shah, no run, good line and length delivery, Shah defends, presenting the full face of the bat and the ball rolls back to Harbhajan

England 156/1   OA Shah 50* (95b 8x4)

52.5

Kumble to Shah, no run, defended down on the leg side, watchfully played

52.6

Kumble to Shah, no run, good line and length, Shah drives it straight back to the bowler, Kumble fields on the bounce and throws it back to the keeper

England 157/1   OA Shah 50* (97b 8x4)

53.6

Harbhajan Singh to Shah, no run, good length delivery, turning in from wide outside the off stump, Shah moves across a long way and defends it down on the off side

England 158/1   OA Shah 50* (98b 8x4)

108.2

Sreesanth to Shah, 1 leg bye, clips the pad and runs down fine

108.6

Sreesanth to Shah, no run, pulled away to mid-on, not a well timed shot

England 328/4   OA Shah 50* (100b 8x4)

110.1

Sreesanth to Shah, no run, short of a length and outside the off stump, no shot offered

110.2

Sreesanth to Shah, no run, straight delivery outside the off stump, no shot offered

110.3

Sreesanth to Shah, no run, probing line and length, driven away towards cover

110.4

Sreesanth to Shah, no run, wide outside the off stump, driven away towards the gully region, fails to get it past the fielder there

110.5

Sreesanth to Shah, FOUR, short ball and Shah pulls it away well in front of square on the leg side, got right on top of the bounce and rolled his wrists over to keep it down

110.6

Sreesanth to Shah, no run, length ball outside the off stump, driven straight to the fielder at cover

England 332/5   OA Shah 54* (106b 9x4)

111.3

Kumble to Shah, no run, quicker and fuller, defended straight back to the bowler

111.4

Kumble to Shah, no run, pitched up on the stumps, defended stretching well forward

111.5

Kumble to Shah, no run, length but down leg, Shah gets hit on the pad, half hearted appeal for lbw turned down

111.6

Kumble to Shah, no run, bit wide outside the off stump, forced away well wide of the fielder at silly point

England 333/5   OA Shah 54* (110b 9x4)

113.1

Kumble to Shah, 1 run, on the pads, turned away to fine leg for an easy single

England 345/6   OA Shah 55* (111b 9x4)

114.1

Patel to Shah, no run, start off with a short delivery on the stumps, this one stayed a bit low, Shah ducks under it

114.2

Patel to Shah, no run, short of a length and angling in from outside the off stump, Shah pushes forward and defends it with a straight bat, ball rolls back to the bowler

114.3

Patel to Shah, 1 run, again slightly short, drifting down the leg side, Shah gets well inside the line and tucks it away to deep fine leg for an easy single

England 346/6   OA Shah 56* (114b 9x4)

115.1

Kumble to Shah, 1 run, fraction short and on the middle and off stump line, Shah quickly goes back and punches it away well wide of Harbhajan at point

115.5

Kumble to Shah, no run, length ball, Shah defends on the front foot with a straight bat and the ball rolls back to the bowler

115.6

Kumble to Shah, 1 run, full and on the pads, turned away to the vacant midwicket region

England 349/6   OA Shah 58* (117b 9x4)

116.1

Patel to Shah, FOUR, pitched up and angling in, Shah gets forward and drives it straight back past the bowler to the long-off fence, lovely drive

116.2

Patel to Shah, no run, good length delivery, driven away towards point

116.3

Patel to Shah, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, driven straight to the fielder at extra cover

116.4

Patel to Shah, no run, short of a length and outside off stump, bit of width and Shah goes after it, the shot is not timed well enough and the ball zips past the outside edge

116.5

Patel to Shah, no run, short of length and coming in with the angle, Shah gets right behind the line and defends it with a straight bat

116.6

Patel to Shah, 1 run, good length delivery, wide outside the off stump and Shah comes down hard at it, not a well timed shot but the ball goes wide of the fielder at mid-off and the batsmen scamper through for a single, Dhoni moves across quickly and cuts off the overthrow

England 354/6   OA Shah 63* (123b 10x4)

117.1

Kumble to Shah, no run, good line and length delivery, defended on the front-foot

117.2

Kumble to Shah, no run, swept away on the leg side, not a well timed shot

117.3

Kumble to Shah, 1 run, this time the sweep shot connects well and the ball rolls down to deep fine leg

England 355/6   OA Shah 64* (126b 10x4)

118.1

Patel to Shah, no run, short of a length, Shah drives straight and the ball hits the stumps at the other end

118.2

Patel to Shah, no run, length ball outside the off stump, Shah pushes it off the back foot and the ball rolls away towards cover

118.3

Patel to Shah, 1 run, pulled away nicely

England 356/6   OA Shah 65* (129b 10x4)

119.1

Kumble to Shah, no run, good length delivery, Shah defends it

119.2

Kumble to Shah, no run, length ball, Shah defends on the front foot

119.3

Kumble to Shah, no run, length ball, Shah comes forward and drives it down to mid-on

119.4

Kumble to Shah, no run, good length delivery, Shah hits it into the leg side

119.5

Kumble to Shah, 1 run, down the leg side, Shah works away towards square leg

England 357/8   OA Shah 66* (134b 10x4)

120.1

Patel to Shah, no run, pitched up outside the off stump and Shah drives it straight to the fielder at mid-off, bit of an anti-climax there

120.2

Patel to Shah, no run, bouncer on the stumps, Shah ducks under it

120.3

Patel to Shah, no run, good line and length, turned away through square leg but they decide not to go for the single

120.4

Patel to Shah, FOUR, good length delivery outside the off stump, Shah gets forward and hammers it past the fielder at long-off, excellent placement

120.5

Patel to Shah, 1 run, the one that nips back in, Shah ends up with an inside edge onto the pad and the ball rolls away on the off side, quick single taken and it's time for Anderson to face the music

England 362/8   OA Shah 71* (139b 11x4)

121.1

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

121.2

Kumble to Shah, no run, full and on the stumps, defended stretching well forward

121.3

Kumble to Shah, no run, played away on the leg side

121.4

Kumble to Shah, 1 run, turned away in the air and the ball goes past Yuvraj at short leg, hard chance

England 363/8   OA Shah 72* (143b 11x4)

122.1

Patel to Shah, no run, good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, defended straight back down the track to mid-on

122.2

Patel to Shah, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, driven away towards cover

122.3

Patel to Shah, no run, full and on the pads, attempted yorker, Shah moves across and flicks it away towards fine leg but the single is not taken

122.4

Patel to Shah, FOUR, attempted yorker, ends up as a low fulltoss, Shah quickly gets into a good position and clips it away to the backward square leg fence

122.5

Patel to Shah, no run, cut away straight to the fielder at point

122.6

Patel to Shah, no run, full on the stumps, driven straight back to the bowler

England 367/8   OA Shah 76* (149b 12x4)

123.5

Harbhajan Singh to Shah, 1 run, on the pads, turned away behind square on the leg side

England 369/8   OA Shah 77* (150b 12x4)

124.1

Kumble to Shah, no run, quicker delivery on the stumps, Shah pushes forward to defend and the ball rolls away off the inner half of the bat

124.2

Kumble to Shah, no run, turning across from outside the leg stump, Shah gets right behind the line and defends it with a straight bat

124.3

Kumble to Shah, no run, same line and length, defended on the back-foot

124.4

Kumble to Shah, 1 run, edged away towards point, easy single

England 370/8   OA Shah 78* (154b 12x4)

125.1

Harbhajan Singh to Shah, no run, driven straight to the fielder at point

125.2

Harbhajan Singh to Shah, no run, turning in sharply, defended on the back-foot

125.3

Harbhajan Singh to Shah, (no ball) SIX, take that! tossed up and turning in, Shah dances down the track, nicely gets to the pitch of the delivery and lofts it away well over the long-on fence, it's a no-ball as well

125.3

Harbhajan Singh to Shah, FOUR, excellent comeback delivery, Shah defends on the front-foot and the edge is produced but Dravid at first slip is bit late on it, ball races away to the third man fence

125.4

Harbhajan Singh to Shah, no run

125.5

Harbhajan Singh to Shah, no run, good line and length delivery, Shah drives on the on side

125.6

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

England 383/8   OA Shah 88* (161b 13x4 1x6)

127.1

Harbhajan Singh to Shah, no run, tossed up outside the off stump, defended

127.2

Harbhajan Singh to Shah, no run, turning in from wide outside the off stump, Shah comes down the track and defends it down on the leg side

127.3

Harbhajan Singh to Shah, OUT, that's a stunner! flat delivery outside the off stump, turning in, Shah drives on the back-foot and the ball flies off the outside edge, Dravid at first slip dives across to his right and takes it at full stretch, England nine down

OA Shah c Dravid b Harbhajan Singh 88 (228m 163b 13x4 1x6) SR: 53.98

England 385/9   OA Shah 88 (164b 13x4 1x6)
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Mar 23, 2006

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

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