England tour of India, 2005/06 / Commentary

England in India Test Series - 3rd Test

India v England

England won by 212 runs

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55.1

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, full on the stumps, Pietersen defends it

55.2

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, good line but over-pitched, Pietersen defends

55.3

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, good line but full, Pietersen hits it into the leg side

55.4

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, good line but full, Pietersen defends

55.5

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

55.6

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, good line and length delivery, Pietersen works it through the leg side, fielded by Kumble

England 158/1   KP Pietersen 0* (6b)

56.5

Patel to Pietersen, no run, short and down leg, Pietersen fails to connect and the ball goes through to the keeper, half hearted appeal for caught behind turned down

56.6

Patel to Pietersen, 2 runs, too full and on the pads, Pietersen clips it away to fine leg for a brace, Pathan in the deep was bit slow to move across and that helped

England 163/1   KP Pietersen 2* (8b)

58.1

Patel to Pietersen, 1 run, on the middle and leg stump line, Pietersen moves across a bit and works it away to fine leg for a single

England 176/1   KP Pietersen 3* (9b)

59.1

Kumble to Pietersen, no run, good length delivery, Pietersen drives on the front foot and the ball goes straight to Tendulkar at extra cover

59.2

Kumble to Pietersen, no run, good length delivery, Pietersen defends on the front foot and the ball rolls away on the leg side

59.3

Kumble to Pietersen, no run, defended towards cover

59.4

Kumble to Pietersen, 1 run, quicker delivery outside the off stump, bit too full and Pietersen drives it away well wide of the cover fielder, early call and a quick single is added to the total

England 177/1   KP Pietersen 4* (13b)

60.1

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

60.2

Patel to Pietersen, no run, short of a length and outside the off stump, Pietersen gets well forward and defends it towards cover

60.3

Patel to Pietersen, no run, good length delivery, cutting in from outside the off stump, Pietersen pushes forward and defends it with a straight bat

60.4

Patel to Pietersen, no run, good length delivery, coming in with the angle, Pietersen walks forward and drives it away straight to the fielder at mid-on

60.5

Patel to Pietersen, 1 no ball, called for overstepping, sharp bouncer and Pietersen is caught off guard, ball clips the glove and lobs up on the off side

60.5

Patel to Pietersen, no run, another short rising delivery, Pietersen defends on the back-foot and the ball rolls away off the edge, well bowled again

60.6

Patel to Pietersen, no run, this is good bowling from the young man, followed up the short deliveries with a fuller length ball, Pietersen watchfully defends it back to the bowler, end of a good over

England 178/1   KP Pietersen 4* (20b)

62.1

Patel to Pietersen, 1 run, back of a length and down the leg side, nicely pulled away to fine leg for an easy single

England 185/1   KP Pietersen 5* (21b)

63.1

Kumble to Pietersen, no run, line and length, Pietersen defends on the front-foot

63.2

Kumble to Pietersen, no run, good line and length, defended stretching well forward

63.3

Kumble to Pietersen, FOUR, googly, slightly short and on the pads, Pietersen quickly gets into position and whips it away to the square leg fence, just dismissed it from his presence

63.4

Kumble to Pietersen, no run, length ball, Pietersen defends it down on the leg side

63.5

Kumble to Pietersen, no run, length ball outside the off stump, Pietersen defends on the front foot and the ball rolls back to the bowler

63.6

Kumble to Pietersen, no run, mis-timed drive and the ball rolls back to the bowler

England 189/1   KP Pietersen 9* (27b 1x4)

64.6

Patel to Pietersen, no run, sharp bouncer and Pietersen is caught on the wrong-foot, awkward prod and the ball rolls away on the leg side - another fiery over from Patel comes to an end

England 194/1   KP Pietersen 9* (28b 1x4)

67.1

Kumble to Pietersen, FOUR, good line and length delivery, Pietersen comes down the track and hammers it straight past the fielder at mid-off, powerful shot

67.2

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

67.3

Kumble to Pietersen, no run, flighted delivery outside the off stump and Pietersen comes down hard on it, Jaffer at short cover dives across and cuts off a certain boundary

67.4

Kumble to Pietersen, no run, line and length, Pietersen defends it

67.5

Kumble to Pietersen, 2 runs, length ball outside the off stump, Pietersen glides it down to third man

67.6

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

England 211/1   KP Pietersen 15* (34b 2x4)

68.5

Pathan to Pietersen, no run, good length delivery, pitched close to the off stump and angling across the right-hander, Pietersen leaves it through to the keeper

68.6

Pathan to Pietersen, no run, good line and length delivery, Pietersen gets well foward and defends it down watchfully

England 212/1   KP Pietersen 15* (36b 2x4)

70.1

Pathan to Pietersen, no run, short of a good length delivery, angling across the right-hander, Pietersen leaves it through to the keeper

70.2

Pathan to Pietersen, 1 run, again bit wide outside the off stump, driven well wide of the point fielder

England 213/1   KP Pietersen 16* (38b 2x4)

71.1

Kumble to Pietersen, no run, good line and length, Pietersen defends it back to the bowler

71.2

Kumble to Pietersen, 1 run, driven just wide of Harbhajan at mid-off, quick single taken - Harbhajan scores a direct hit at the bowler's end but Pietersen was never in trouble

England 214/1   KP Pietersen 17* (40b 2x4)

72.1

Pathan to Pietersen, 1 run, good length delivery on the pads, turned away on the leg side and an easy single is added to the total

England 215/1   KP Pietersen 18* (41b 2x4)

73.1

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, full and drifting down the leg side, Pietersen fails to make contact, Dhoni moves across quickly and collects it cleanly

73.2

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, .

73.3

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, SIX, MAX! tossed up and turning in, Pietersen comes down the track to the pitch of the delivery and wallops it over the long-off fence, typical Pietersen shot

73.4

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

73.5

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, line and length, Pietersen drives on the front foot and the ball rolls away towards cover

73.6

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, defended on the front-foot

England 225/1   KP Pietersen 24* (47b 2x4 1x6)

74.5

Sreesanth to Pietersen, FOUR, good line and length, Pietersen pushes forward to drive, ball clips the edge and rockets away to the third man fence, lucky runs

74.6

Sreesanth to Pietersen, no run, turned away straight to the fielder at mid-on

England 230/1   KP Pietersen 28* (49b 3x4 1x6)

76.1

Sreesanth to Pietersen, 1 run, back of a length and down the leg side, played away behind square on the leg side

76.4

Sreesanth to Pietersen, FOUR, good length but wide of the off stump, Pietersen drives on the up, ball clips the edge and races away to the third man fence, went right into the gap between gully and slip, it's all going England's way

76.5

Sreesanth to Pietersen, no run, good line and length delivery, Pietersen defends

76.6

Sreesanth to Pietersen, no run, good line and length, Pietersen defends it down on the leg side, had to hurry

England 236/2   KP Pietersen 33* (53b 4x4 1x6)

78.1

Sreesanth to Pietersen, no run, short of a good length delivery, driven straight to the fielder at cover

78.2

Sreesanth to Pietersen, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, driven straight to Kumble at short cover, another good shot for no runs

78.3

Sreesanth to Pietersen, no run, good length delivery, pushed back to the bowler

78.4

Sreesanth to Pietersen, FOUR, short rising delivery, coming in with the angle, Pietersen goes for the pull and this time the top-edge goes finer, fine leg had no chace of cutting it off, Santh bit unlucky there

78.5

Sreesanth to Pietersen, no run, fuller length delivery outside the off stump, driven hard but straight to the fielder at mid-off

78.6

Sreesanth to Pietersen, 1 run, short ball, this time the pull shot makes good contact and the ball races away to deep midwicket

England 241/2   KP Pietersen 38* (59b 5x4 1x6)

79.1

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, tossed up and turning in, Pietersen pushes forward to the pitch of the delivery and drives it straight back down the carpet to long-on

England 242/2   KP Pietersen 39* (60b 5x4 1x6)

80.1

Sreesanth to Pietersen, no run, good length delivery, wide outside the off stump and Pietersen goes after it, not a well timed shot and the ball rolls away off the inner half of the bat

80.2

Sreesanth to Pietersen, no run, clipped away off the pads to the fielder at midwicket

80.3

Sreesanth to Pietersen, OUT, got'm! good length delivery outside the off stump, came in a touch with the angle, probably bit of reverse swing, Pietersen goes hard at it away from his body and the edge goes straight to Dhoni behind the stuimps, that's a crucial breakthrough!

KP Pietersen c †Dhoni b Sreesanth 39 (111m 63b 5x4 1x6) SR: 61.90

England 242/3   KP Pietersen 39 (63b 5x4 1x6)
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