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

0.1

Pathan to Strauss, no run, starts off with a good length delivery outside the off stump, bit too wide and swinging away further, Strauss leaves it through to the keeper

0.2

Pathan to Strauss, no run, again pitched wide outside the off stump, swinging away from the left-hander, bit too wide to interest Strauss

0.3

Pathan to Strauss, no run, fuller length delivery, hint of away swing, no shot offered

0.4

Pathan to Strauss, no run, and again, good lenght delivery, Pathan getting the ball to swing away from the left-hander, Strauss watchfully leaves it through to the keeper

0.5

Pathan to Strauss, 2 runs, nice length and line, Strauss prods at it and the ball goes past Kumble at gully, bit of edge involved but the ball fell well short of the fielder, England and Strauss off the mark!

0.6

Pathan to Strauss, no run, short of a good length delivery, hint of away swing, no shot offered, Pathan starts off with a decent over

England 2/0   IK Pathan 1-0-2-0

2.1

Pathan to Strauss, no run, good length delivery, hint of away movement but bit too wide outside the off stump, no shot offered

2.2

Pathan to Strauss, no run, down the leg side on this occasion and Strauss leaves it through to the keeper, wrong line

2.3

Pathan to Strauss, FOUR, shot! Pathan pitches it up looking for the swing, Strauss gets behind the line and punches it away straight back down the track to the long-on fence, excellent timing and placement

2.4

Pathan to Strauss, no run, left alone outside the off stump

2.5

Pathan to Strauss, no run, good length delivery, pitched close to the off stump line and shaping away late, squares up Strauss and the ball zips past the outside edge, well bowled

2.6

Pathan to Strauss, 2 runs, turned away off the pads to deep midwicket, easy two

England 14/0   IK Pathan 2-0-8-0

4.1

Pathan to Strauss, no run, good line and length delivery, no shot offered

4.2

Pathan to Strauss, no run, better! good length delivery, this one moved away late after pitching close to the off stump line, Strauss defends on the back-foot and the ball rolls away off the edge, straight to Kumble at gully

4.3

Pathan to Strauss, no run, left alone outside the off stump

4.4

Pathan to Strauss, no run, bit too wide outside the off stump and Strauss happily leaves it through to the keeper

4.5

Pathan to Strauss, no run, and again, good length delivery, pitched wide outside the off stump and shaping away from the left-hander, Strauss not interested

4.6

Pathan to Strauss, no run, full and on the stumps, was the slower delivery, Struss picks it up early, gets behind the line and defends it straight back down the track, end of a good over

England 14/0   IK Pathan 3-1-8-0

6.1

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

6.2

Pathan to Strauss, FOUR, pitched up on middle and leg stump line, Struss moves across just enough to get inside the line and clips it away through midwicket, lovely shot

6.3

Pathan to Strauss, 2 runs, Pathan once again strays onto middle and leg and Strauss works it away well wide of the fielder at midwicket, two more added to the total, England off to a good start here

6.4

Pathan to Strauss, no run, left alone outside the off stump

6.5

Pathan to Strauss, no run, turned away off the pads to the midwicket region, diving stop by Kaif there saves runs

6.6

Pathan to Strauss, no run, good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, driven straight to the fielder at mid-on

England 23/0   IK Pathan 4-1-14-0

8.1

Pathan to Strauss, 3 runs, good length delivery, just the hint of away swing, Strauss pushes forward and drives it straight back down the track, Pathan on his follow-through gets a touch on it and the ball rolls away towards long-off

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   IK Pathan 5-1-17-0

26.1

Pathan to Strauss, no run, good length delivery, hint of away swing, Strauss leaves it through to the keeper

26.2

Pathan to Strauss, no run, once again Pathan goes wide outside the off stump, no shot offered

26.3

Pathan to Strauss, FOUR, short of a good length delivery, just 120 kmp and Strauss gets all the time in the world to rock back and pull it away to the midwicket fence, bad ball put away in style!

26.4

Pathan to Strauss, 3 runs, more runs, Pathan strays on to middle and leg and Strauss flicks it away through midwicket, runs hard and comes back for the third

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   IK Pathan 6-1-24-0

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   IK Pathan 7-1-36-0

66.1

Pathan to Strauss, FOUR, strays on to middle and leg, gentle loosener, Strauss moves across a bit and clips it away to the fine leg fence, Pathan continues to be expensive!

66.2

Pathan to Strauss, 2 runs, good length and wide of the off stump, Strauss waits for the ball and at the last moment dads it down to the vacant third man region, 200 comes up for England!

66.3

Pathan to Strauss, FOUR, Pathan continues to struggle! full toss on the stumps, yorker gone wrong? Strauss moves across and flicks it away to the vacant fine leg fence, easy picking

66.4

Pathan to Strauss, no run, driven down to mid-on

66.5

Pathan to Strauss, no run

66.6

Pathan to Strauss, no run, good length but wide of the off stump, Strauss leaves it alone for the keeper, another expensive Pathan over comes to an end

England 205/1   IK Pathan 8-1-46-0

68.1

Pathan to Strauss, no run, good length and wide of the off stump, Strauss defends it away

68.2

Pathan to Strauss, no run, good length delivery, Strauss drives well but fails to get it past the fielder at mid-off

68.3

Pathan to Strauss, no run, short and wide outside the off stump, was there to be hit and Strauss cuts hard, powerful shot but the ball goes straight to the fielder at point

68.4

Pathan to Strauss, 1 run, full and on the legs, clipped away behind square on the leg side

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   IK Pathan 9-1-47-0

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

70.3

Pathan to Strauss, no run

70.4

Pathan to Strauss, no run, good length but wide of the off stump, the one that goes straight on, Strauss watchfully leaves it through to the keeper

70.5

Pathan to Strauss, no run, again good length and wide of the off stump, Strauss shoulders arms

70.6

Pathan to Strauss, no run, again bit too wide outside the off stump to interest Strauss

England 213/1   IK Pathan 10-1-48-0

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

72.2

Pathan to Strauss, FOUR, full and on the stumps, Strauss moves forward and across and drives it away through midwicket, no stopping that

72.3

Pathan to Strauss, no run, length ball outside the off stump, no shot offered

72.4

Pathan to Strauss, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, the one that goes straight on, Strauss leaves it through to the keeper

72.5

Pathan to Strauss, no run, again short and wide outside the off stump, Strauss not interested

72.6

Pathan to Strauss, no run, good line and length, driven away towards midwicket

England 219/1   IK Pathan 11-1-53-0

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

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   IK Pathan 12-1-60-0

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   IK Pathan 13-2-60-0

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   IK Pathan 14-3-60-0

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!

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   IK Pathan 15-3-63-0

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

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   IK Pathan 16-3-64-0

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   IK Pathan 17-4-64-0
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