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

1.1

Sreesanth to Bell, no run, fulltoss outside the off stump, probably slipped out, plenty of away swing and Bell forces it away towards point

1.2

Sreesanth to Bell, no run, beauty! perfect line and length and Bell is beaten by the late away movement

1.3

Sreesanth to Bell, 1 run, good length delivery, hint of away swing, Bell gets behind the line and defends it away towards cover, early call and Strauss responds well, Bell off the mark with a quick single

1.6

Sreesanth to Bell, 2 runs, good length delivery on the middle and leg stump line, Bell moves across a bit and nicely turns it away well wide of the midwicket fielder, easy two to end the over

England 8/0   IR Bell 3* (4b)

3.1

Sreesanth to Bell, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, defended towards cover point

3.2

Sreesanth to Bell, no run, another line and length delivery, Bell watchfully plays it away towards cover

3.3

Sreesanth to Bell, no run, short of a good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, Bell gets behind the line and defends it down on the off side, calls for the single but Strauss quickly sends him back

3.4

Sreesanth to Bell, no run, edged away towards gully, Kumble does well and saves runs

3.5

Sreesanth to Bell, no run, good length delivery, hint of away swing, no shot offered

3.6

Sreesanth to Bell, no run, short of a good length delivery, close to the off stump line and this one held its line after hitting the deck, Bell had no option but to play at it and the ball zips past the outside edge, excellent delivery to end the over

England 14/0   IR Bell 3* (10b)

5.1

Sreesanth to Bell, no run, pitched up outside the off stump, almost and yorker, Bell watchfully defends it away towards cover point

5.2

Sreesanth to Bell, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, forced away towards cover

5.3

Sreesanth to Bell, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, driven straight to Tendulkar at mid-off

5.4

Sreesanth to Bell, 2 runs, Sreesanth strays onto middle and leg and Bell nicely turns it away behind square on the leg side, it's a 7-2 field and Bell gets more than enough time to get back for the second

5.5

Sreesanth to Bell, 1 wide, wayward delivery outside the off stump and it's right called a wide by umpire Hair

5.5

Sreesanth to Bell, no run, better line and length, Bell gets right behind the ball and defends it with a straight bat, ball rolls back to the bowler

5.6

Sreesanth to Bell, no run, good length delivery, this one came back in with the angle but not enough to make Bell play at it

England 17/0   IR Bell 5* (16b)

7.1

Sreesanth to Bell, no run, good length delivery, pitched wide outside the off stump and coming in with the angle, Bell shoulders arms and the ball goes through to the keeper

7.2

Sreesanth to Bell, no run, good length delivery, close to the off stump line and Bell defends on the front-foot, ball clips the outside edge and rolls away straight to Kumble at gully

7.3

Sreesanth to Bell, no run, another line and length delivery, Bell defends it towards cover

7.4

Sreesanth to Bell, FOUR, shot! short of a good length delivery, coming in with the angle, Bell stays back and punches it away towards point, Harbhajan dives across and get a touch on it but the ball raced away to the fence, nicely opened the face of the bat at the point of impact to get the placement right

7.5

Sreesanth to Bell, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, defended towards cover

7.6

Sreesanth to Bell, no run, short ball, pitched outside the off stump and angling back into the right-hander, Bell leans back and pulls it away straight to the fielder at midwicket

England 27/0   IR Bell 9* (22b 1x4)

8.2

Pathan to Bell, no run, swinging in but drifting down the leg side, ball hits the pad and rolls away on the leg side

8.3

Pathan to Bell, no run, again drifting down the leg side, Bell fails to connect, ball clips the pad and rolls away towards square leg

8.4

Pathan to Bell, no run, good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, hint of in swing and Bell ends up with an inside edge onto his pad, well bowled

8.5

Pathan to Bell, no run, on the middle and leg stump line, played away towards midwicket

8.6

Pathan to Bell, no run, fuller length delivery outside the off stump, probably the slower one, Bell drives it down to mid-off - not a well timed shot

England 30/0   IR Bell 9* (27b 1x4)

9.2

Sreesanth to Bell, no run, short of a good length delivery, bit of extra bounce and late away swing, Bell plays inside the line and the ball goes through to the keeper

9.3

Sreesanth to Bell, no run, again fraction short, bit too wide outside the off stump and Bell shoulders arms

9.4

Sreesanth to Bell, no run, good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, much better line and length, Bell gets forward and defends it down on the track

9.5

Sreesanth to Bell, no run, short and wide outside the off stump, was there to be hit but Bell cuts it straight to the fielder at point, missed out there on some easy runs

9.6

Sreesanth to Bell, no run, good line and length, Bell defends it away

England 31/0   IR Bell 9* (32b 1x4)

11.1

Kumble to Bell, no run, length ball, Bell drives it straight to the fielder at mid-off

11.2

Kumble to Bell, no run, good line and length, driven straight back to the bowler

11.3

Kumble to Bell, no run, on the stump and turning away a touch, defended stretching well forward

11.4

Kumble to Bell, no run, Kumble right on the money straightaway, another probing delivery on the stumps and Bell defends it away towrads point

11.5

Kumble to Bell, no run, good line but too full on this occasion, Bell drives hard but fails to get it past the fielder at short cover

11.6

Kumble to Bell, 1 run, good length but down leg, Bell moves across a bit and works it away behind square on the leg side, easy single to end the over.

England 34/0   IR Bell 10* (38b 1x4)

12.1

Patel to Bell, no run, short of a length and outside the off stump, no shot offered

12.2

Patel to Bell, no run, good line and back of a length, this one came back in sharply at a good pace, Bell watchfully plays it away towards cover

12.3

Patel to Bell, no run, again left alone outside the off stump

12.4

Patel to Bell, no run, short and wide outside the off stump, ball stayed a bit low after hitting the deck, Bell gets right on top of the bounce and cuts hard but fails to get it past Harbhajan at point

12.5

Patel to Bell, 1 run, good line and length delivery, Bell pushes forward and punches it away well in front of point, quick single taken

England 35/0   IR Bell 11* (43b 1x4)

13.1

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

13.2

Kumble to Bell, no run, played away on the off side

13.3

Kumble to Bell, no run, quicker delivery, turning away from the right-hander, Bell forces it away towards cover

13.4

Kumble to Bell, no run, tossed up, defended watchfully

13.5

Kumble to Bell, 1 run, quicker delivery but drifting down the leg side, Bell moves across and works it away to fine leg for a single, should have taken two there

England 36/0   IR Bell 12* (48b 1x4)

15.1

Kumble to Bell, no run, played away on the off side

15.2

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

15.3

Kumble to Bell, no run, tossed up and turning away, defended on the back-foot

15.4

Kumble to Bell, no run, on the middle and off stump line, defended away towards midwicket

15.5

Kumble to Bell, no run, good line and length delivery, Bell defends presenting the full face of the bat, ball rolls back to the bowler

15.6

Kumble to Bell, no run, fuller length delivery, driven straight to the fielder at backward point

England 37/0   IR Bell 12* (54b 1x4)

16.4

Patel to Bell, no run, pitched up and angling in, driven straight to the fielder at mid-off

16.5

Patel to Bell, 2 runs, good length but down leg, nicely turned away to the fine leg region, played it late and got it wide of the fielder in the deep

16.6

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

England 40/0   IR Bell 14* (57b 1x4)

17.6

Harbhajan Singh to Bell, no run, flighted delivery, pitched outside the off stump and turning in sharply, Bell goes right back and defends it down the leg side, short leg moves across quickly and cuts off the single

England 45/0   IR Bell 14* (58b 1x4)

18.2

Patel to Bell, FOUR, shot! half-volley outside the off stump, Bell pushes forward and drives it away through the narrow hole between mid-off and cover, excellent placement and the bondary brings up 50 for England!

18.3

Patel to Bell, no run, line and length, Bell lets it go past

18.4

Patel to Bell, no run, short and wide of the off stump, cut away late and the ball goes straight to the fielder at gully

18.5

Patel to Bell, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, swing and a miss, a rare bad shot from Bell

18.6

Patel to Bell, no run, good length delivery, coming in with the angle, defended on the front-foot

England 50/0   IR Bell 18* (63b 2x4)

19.3

Harbhajan Singh to Bell, no run, defended off the frontfoot

19.4

Harbhajan Singh to Bell, no run

19.5

Harbhajan Singh to Bell, no run

19.6

Harbhajan Singh to Bell, no run, tossed up delivery outside off and turning into Bell, Bell stays back, offers the full face of the bat and defends

England 51/0   IR Bell 18* (67b 2x4)

20.3

Sreesanth to Bell, no run, good length delivery, just outside off and moving away, Bell lets it through to Dhoni behind the stumps

20.4

Sreesanth to Bell, OUT, finally the breakthrough! good length delivery, bit wide outside the off stump, had four written all over it but Bell ends up slicing it straight to Harbhajan Singh placed behind point

IR Bell c Harbhajan Singh b Sreesanth 18 (101m 69b 2x4 0x6) SR: 26.08

England 52/1   IR Bell 18 (69b 2x4)
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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

Sachin Tendulkar is bowled by Shaun Udal, India v England, third Test, Mumbai, 22 March 2006

Sachin Tendulkar is bowled by Shaun Udal

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