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

1.4

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, good line to the left-hander, Strauss leaves it through to the keeper

1.5

Sreesanth to Strauss, 3 runs, overpitched delivery outside the off stump and Struss punches it back all along the carpet to the long-off region, Tendulkar chases it down

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   S Sreesanth 1-0-6-0

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   S Sreesanth 2-1-6-0

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   S Sreesanth 3-1-9-0

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   S Sreesanth 4-1-13-0

9.1

Sreesanth to Strauss, 1 leg bye, slightly short and drifting down the leg side, turned away to fine leg for an easy single

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   S Sreesanth 5-2-13-0

20.1

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, starts off with a loosener, Strauss in defensive mode, defends the ball to Munaf Patel at midoff

20.2

Sreesanth to Strauss, 1 run, good length delivery, on middle and off, Strauss gets into the line of the ball and works it away to deep fine-leg for a single, good quick return by Harbhajan Singh there keeeps it down to a single

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

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   S Sreesanth 6-2-14-1

22.1

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, good length delivery, pitched outside the off stump and angling away further, no shot offered

22.2

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, down the leg side, was there to be hit but Strauss fails to connect

22.3

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, good length delivery, close to the off stump line, driven down to mid-off

22.4

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, good length delivery, this one shaped back in a touch, Strauss defends late and the ball rolls away on the off side

22.5

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, probing line and length, again close to the off stump and Strauss presents the full face of the bat, ball rolls down to mid-off

22.6

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

England 58/1   S Sreesanth 7-3-14-1

24.1

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, good length delivery, shaping back in but not enough to make Strauss play at it

24.2

Sreesanth to Strauss, 1 run, on the pads, turned away to fine leg for an easy single

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   S Sreesanth 8-3-17-1

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

40.2

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, length ball outside the off stump, angling across and Strauss leaves it alone for the keeper

40.3

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, again pitched wide outside the off stump and angling across, Sreesanth tyring to bore the batsman out and Strauss in turn is testing the spectators.

40.4

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, pitched up outside the off stump, driven straight to the fielder at mid-off

40.5

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, good length delivery, hint of reverse swing, defended down on the leg side

40.6

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, driven hard into the track and the ball lobs up over the bowler

England 114/1   S Sreesanth 9-3-18-1

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

42.4

Sreesanth to Strauss, 1 run, on the pads, turned away through square leg for an easy single

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   S Sreesanth 10-3-28-1

44.1

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, good length delivery, bit wide outside the off stump, Strauss offers no shot

44.2

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, short of a good length delivery, again bit too wide outside the off stump and Strauss leaves it through to the keeper

44.3

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, good length delivery, pitched in line and angling across, driven straight to the fielder at mid-on

44.4

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, good line and length delivery, Strauss drives hard but fails to get it past the fielder at mid-off

44.5

Sreesanth to Strauss, FOUR, fulltoss outside the off stump, horrible delivery to say the least, easy picking for Strauss and he finds the gap between the cover fielders

44.6

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, length ball outside the off stump, Strauss leaves it for Dhoni

England 140/1   S Sreesanth 11-3-32-1

46.1

Sreesanth to Strauss, 1 run, turned away off the pads to the fine leg region, easy single takes Strauss to 80

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

46.5

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, bowled from wide of the crease, pitched wide outside the off stump and angling across, no shot offered

46.6

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

England 146/1   S Sreesanth 12-3-34-1

74.1

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, good length but wide of the off stump, Strauss watchfully leaves it through to the keeper

74.2

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, good line and just short of a length, straight as an arrow, Strauss not interested

74.3

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, length ball outside the off stump, angling away from the left-hander, Strauss offers no shot and the ball thuds into the keeper's gloves

74.4

Sreesanth to Strauss, 1 run, good length delivery, close to the off stump line, Strauss drives and the ball rolls away off the inner half of the bat

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   S Sreesanth 13-3-39-1

76.1

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

76.2

Sreesanth to Collingwood, no run, length ball, Collingwood defends it down watchfully

76.3

Sreesanth to Collingwood, 1 run, short ball and Collingwood goes for the pull, ball clips the top edge and balloons up towards fine leg but falls well short of Yuvraj in the deep, lucky escape

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   S Sreesanth 14-3-45-1

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   S Sreesanth 15-3-50-1

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

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   S Sreesanth 16-4-50-2

82.1

Sreesanth to Collingwood, no run, good length delivery, hint of reverse swing, no shot offered

82.2

Sreesanth to Collingwood, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, defended on the front-foot

82.3

Sreesanth to Collingwood, no run, another one in the channel, defended on the front-foot

82.4

Sreesanth to Collingwood, no run, short rising delivery outside the off stump, Collingwood stands tall on the back-foot, gets right on top of the bounce and defends it away towards point

82.5

Sreesanth to Collingwood, 1 run, fulltoss on the pads, yorker gone wrong, Collingwood moves across a bit and clips it away well in front of square leg for an easy single

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   S Sreesanth 17-4-51-2

106.1

Sreesanth to Collingwood, no run, starts off with a good length delivery outside the off stump, Collingwood stays back and drives it away towards cover

106.2

Sreesanth to Collingwood, no run, length ball outside the off stump, Collingwood leaves it through to the keeper

106.3

Sreesanth to Collingwood, no run, length ball outside the off stump, no shot offered

106.4

Sreesanth to Collingwood, no run, good line and length delivery, this one straightened a bit after hitting the deck, Collingwood drives off the back foot and gets it away towards mid-on, well played in the end

106.5

Sreesanth to Collingwood, no run, surprise bouncer, Collingwood comfortably ducks under it

106.6

Sreesanth to Collingwood, no run, good line and length delivery, defended on the front-foot

England 326/3   S Sreesanth 18-5-51-2

108.1

Sreesanth to Collingwood, OUT, Sreesanth strikes again! slightly short, right in the channel and this one shaped away a touch after drifting in and Collingwood tamely nicks it straight to Dhoni behind the stumps, finally a catch is held and that's a crucial breakthrough for India

PD Collingwood c †Dhoni b Sreesanth 31 (152m 102b 3x4 0x6) SR: 30.39

108.2

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

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

108.6

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

England 328/4   S Sreesanth 19-5-52-3

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   S Sreesanth 20-5-56-3

112.1

Sreesanth to Jones, OUT, another one bites the dust and it's that man Sreesanth again! good length delivery outside the off stump, bit of extra bounce and a hint of away movement, Jones drives away from his body and the edge goes straight to Kumble at gully

GO Jones c Kumble b Sreesanth 1 (11m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.28

112.2

Sreesanth to Udal, no run, good length delivery, defended back to the bowler

112.3

Sreesanth to Udal, FOUR, good length delivery outside the off stump, Udal goes for the drive and is beaten by the late away movement, ball clips the edge and races away to the third man fence

112.4

Sreesanth to Udal, FOUR, pitched up on the pads and that's neatly flicked away to the midwicket fence

112.5

Sreesanth to Udal, no run

112.6

Sreesanth to Udal, 1 wide, bouncer and that's called a wide

112.6

Sreesanth to Udal, 2 byes, good length but wide of the off stump, no shot offered, Dhoni messes up an easy take and two more runs are added to the total

England 344/6   S Sreesanth 21-5-65-4

132.1

Sreesanth to Anderson, 3 runs, on the stumps and Anderson drives it down to mid-on, Kumble dives across and gets a touch on it

132.2

Sreesanth to Panesar, no run, bouncer, bowled from round the stumps and coming in with the angle, Panersar ducks under it

132.3

Sreesanth to Panesar, 1 run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Panesar drives and the ball rolls away off the inner half of the bat

132.4

Sreesanth to Anderson, no run, good line and just short of a length, hint of reverse swing, Anderson goes for the drive but fails to connect

132.5

Sreesanth to Anderson, no run, yorker outside the off stump, Anderson jams his bat down but fails to get a touch on it, ball goes through to the keeper

132.6

Sreesanth to Anderson, 1 run, good line and length delivery, Anderson forces it away behind point, 400 comes up for England!

England 400/9   S Sreesanth 22-5-70-4
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Mar 23, 2006

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

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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

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