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

10.1

Patel to Strauss, no run, starts off with a line and length delivery, pitched close to the off stump line and angling across the left-hander, Strauss leaves it through to the keeper

10.2

Patel to Strauss, no run, good length delivery, hint of away swing and Strauss shoulders arms

10.3

Patel to Strauss, 2 runs, strays down the leg side and Strauss tucks it away behind square leg for a brace

10.4

Patel to Strauss, no run, short of a length and outside the off stump, pacey but bit wayward, Strauss leaves it through to the keeper

10.5

Patel to Strauss, no run, quick bouncer, right on target, Strauss pulls away late

10.6

Patel to Strauss, no run, good length but wide of the off stump, Strauss leaves it alone for the keeper, Patel starts off with a decent over

England 33/0   MM Patel 1-0-2-0

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

12.6

Patel to Strauss, no run, good line and length, left alone outside the off stump

England 35/0   MM Patel 2-0-3-0

14.1

Patel to Strauss, no run, good line and length delivery, Strauss pushes forward

14.2

Patel to Strauss, no run, good length delivery, bit wide outside the off stump and Strauss leaves it alone for the keeper

14.3

Patel to Strauss, no run, short of a length and outside off stump, angling away from the left-hander, no shot offered

14.4

Patel to Strauss, no run, short ball, bowled from round the stumps and coming in with the angle but not close enough to make Strauss play at it

14.5

Patel to Strauss, no run, again short and angling in, turned away towards midwicket

14.6

Patel to Strauss, no run, coming in with the angle, no shot offered

England 37/0   MM Patel 3-1-3-0

16.1

Patel to Strauss, no run, good length delivery, defended straight back to the bowler

16.2

Patel to Strauss, no run, good length but way outside the off stump, Strauss lets it go past, Dhoni moves across and gloves it cleanly

16.3

Patel to Strauss, 1 run, on the middle and off stump line, turned away well wide of the fielder at midwicket

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   MM Patel 4-1-6-0

18.1

Patel to Strauss, 1 run, good length delivery, again bowled from round the stumps and this one came back in sharply, Strauss defends on the back-foot and the ends up with an inside edge onto his pad

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   MM Patel 5-1-11-0

30.1

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

30.2

Patel to Strauss, no run, same line and length, no shot offered

30.3

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

30.4

Patel to Strauss, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Strauss leaves it through to the keeper

30.5

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

30.6

Patel to Strauss, no run, turned away on the leg side, end of a good over

England 90/1   MM Patel 6-2-11-0

32.1

Patel to Strauss, FOUR, short rising delivery, pitched close to the off stump line and angling across, Strauss gets right on top of the bounce and pulls it away to the midwicket fence and that's his fifty! nicely rolled his wrists over at the last moment to keep it down, well played

32.2

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

32.3

Patel to Strauss, no run, good length delivery, close to the off stump line and Strauss defends it on the front-foot

32.4

Patel to Strauss, no run, good length delivery, pitched outside the off stump and going away with the angle, Strauss leaves it through to the keeper

32.5

Patel to Strauss, no run, on the middle and off stump line, excellent line and length, Strauss pushes forward and defends it towards cover, well bowled and well played

32.6

Patel to Strauss, no run, short of a good length and angling in from outside the off stump, bowled from round the stumps, Strauss quickly picks up the line and leaves it through to the keeper

England 94/1   MM Patel 7-2-15-0

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   MM Patel 8-3-15-0

36.1

Patel to Strauss, no run, short of a good length delivery, bowled from round the wicket and coming in with the angle, Strauss stays back and turns it away straight to Tendulkar at square leg

36.2

Patel to Strauss, no run, pitched up outside the off stump, Patel mixing it up nicely here, Strauss pushes forward and punches it straight to Pathan at mid-off

36.3

Patel to Strauss, no run, good length delivery, again angled into the right-hander, Strauss pushes forward and drives it down to mid-on

36.4

Patel to Strauss, 2 runs, full and on the pads and Strauss clips it away towards square leg, Tendulkar there dives across and half-stops it, saved a certain four

36.5

Patel to Strauss, no run, length ball, Strauss defends it away

36.6

Patel to Strauss, no run, good line and just short of a length, Strauss defends on the back-foot and the ball zips past the outside edge, good delivery to end the over

England 104/1   MM Patel 9-3-17-0

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

38.5

Patel to Strauss, 1 run, good length delivery down the leg side, Strauss works it away well wide of the fielder at midwicket, yet another easy single added to the total

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   MM Patel 10-3-19-0

56.1

Patel to Strauss, no run, good length delivery on the pads, clipped away towards midwicket

56.2

Patel to Strauss, no run, length ball outside the off stump, angling away from the left-hander, Strauss leaves it alone for the keeper

56.3

Patel to Strauss, no run, length ball outside the off stump, again angling away from from Strauss, no shot offered

56.4

Patel to Strauss, 3 runs, good length delivery outside the off stump and Strauss drives it away through the gap between cover and point, outfield slows the ball down and Tendulkar catches up

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   MM Patel 11-3-24-0

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

58.2

Patel to Strauss, no run, short of a good length delivery, pitched outside the off stump and angling away, no shot offered

58.3

Patel to Strauss, no run, short of a length and outside off stump, Strauss leaves it through to Dhoni

58.4

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

58.5

Patel to Strauss, no run, again short of a length and outside the off stump, Dhoni is the only person interested

58.6

Patel to Strauss, no run, good line but too full, bowled from round the stumps, driven straight to the fielder at cover

England 176/1   MM Patel 12-3-25-0

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   MM Patel 13-3-26-0

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

62.2

Patel to Strauss, no run, sends down a bouncer, bowled from round the stumps and angling in, Strauss ducks under it

62.3

Patel to Strauss, no run, hit on the pad trying to defended, appeal turned down

62.4

Patel to Strauss, no run, and again, this one nipped back in sharply and Strauss gets hit on the pad, loud confident appeal for lbw turned down, close call

62.5

Patel to Strauss, no run, another ripper, short of a good length delivery, bowled from wide of the crease and this one came back in sharply and Strauss is comprehensively beaten

62.6

Patel to Strauss, no run, good line and length delivery, Strauss defends, end of a fantastic over

England 185/1   MM Patel 14-3-27-0

64.1

Patel to Strauss, no run, short and wide of the off stump, Strauss leaves it alone for the keeper

64.2

Patel to Strauss, no run, angling in, played away towards midwicket

64.3

Patel to Strauss, no run, short of a length and angling in from outside the off stump, defended on the back-foot

64.4

Patel to Strauss, FOUR, short ball, angled in from outside the off stump, Strauss goes for the hook and the ball steeples off the top edge, luckily for him the fielder at fine leg is square and the ball falls safely in the deep

64.5

Patel to Strauss, 1 run, back of a length and down the leg side, Strauss works it away towards midwicket

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   MM Patel 15-3-32-0

84.1

Patel to Collingwood, 2 runs, short of a good length delivery, hint of reverse in swing, Collingwood clips it away off his pads and gets it wide of the fielder at midwicket, 250 comes up for England

84.2

Patel to Collingwood, no run, again fraction short and angling in, defended on the back-foot

84.3

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

84.4

Patel to Collingwood, no run, short rising delivery, coming in with the angle, Collingwood drops his hands and avoids it well

84.5

Patel to Collingwood, no run, good length delivery, driven down to mid-off, diving stop by Sreesanth there saves runs

84.6

Patel to Collingwood, FOUR, full and drifting onto middle and leg stump line, Collingwood pushes forward and drills it away well wide of the fielder at mid-on, excellent shot

England 255/3   MM Patel 16-3-38-0

86.1

Patel to Flintoff, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, bit of extra bounce and Flintoff nicely plays it away towards point

86.2

Patel to Flintoff, no run, off-cutter, driven straight to the fielder at short cover

86.3

Patel to Flintoff, FOUR, short ball, drifting onto middle and leg, Flintoff quickly gets into a good position and jabs it away to the fine leg fence, diving effort from Pathan in the deep ends in vain

86.4

Patel to Flintoff, no run, line and length delivery, defended on the front-foot

86.5

Patel to Flintoff, no run, well bowled yorker, hint of reverse swing, Flintoff jams his bat down in time and the ball rolls away towards cover

86.6

Patel to Flintoff, no run, good length delivery, coming in with the angle, Flintoff moves across a long way and gets hit on the pad, impact was well outside the line of the off stump, half hearted appeal for lbw turned down

England 260/3   MM Patel 17-3-42-0

88.1

Patel to Collingwood, 1 run, short of a good length delivery on the middle and leg stump line, Collingwood stands tall on the back-foot and clips it away to fine leg for an easy single

88.2

Patel to Flintoff, no run, good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, hint of reverse swing, Flintoff presents the full face of the bat and the ball rolls back to the bowler

88.3

Patel to Flintoff, no run, well bowled yorker but Flintoff had it covered

88.4

Patel to Flintoff, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, defended towards point

88.5

Patel to Flintoff, no run, good line but too full, attempted yorker, Flintoff gets behind it and drives it straight to the fielder at mid-on

88.6

Patel to Flintoff, 2 runs, full and angling in, Flintoff drives, presenting the full face of the bat and gets it away well wide of the fielder at mid-off, easy two

England 272/3   MM Patel 18-3-45-0

90.1

Patel to Flintoff, no run, good length delivery, cutting in from outside the off stump, Flintoff drives with a straight bat and the ball goes back to the bowler

90.2

Patel to Flintoff, FOUR, short and wide outside the off stump, wrong line to Flintoff who stands tall on the front-foot and hammers it through cover point and with that boundary Flintoff goes past the 3000 mark in Test crcket.

90.3

Patel to Flintoff, no run, forced away towards point

90.4

Patel to Flintoff, no run, again shrot and wide outside the off stump, Flintoff stands tall on the back-foot and comes down hard on it, sweetly timed shot but the ball went straight to the fielder at cover

90.5

Patel to Flintoff, no run, decent delivery, played away on the off side

90.6

Patel to Flintoff, no run, again bit of width offered outside the off stump, Flintoff moves across a long way and drives hard, this time the ball goes straight to Harbhajan at point, another good shot for no runs

England 278/3   MM Patel 19-3-49-0

92.1

Patel to Collingwood, no run, on the middle and leg stump line, drifting down the leg side, Collingwood fails to connect, ball clips the pad and rolls away on the leg side

92.2

Patel to Collingwood, no run, short of a good length delivery, hint of reverse swing, Collingwood ends up with an inside edge onto his pad

92.3

Patel to Collingwood, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, this one kept its line after hitting the deck, Collingwood watchfully leaves it through to the keeper

92.4

Patel to Collingwood, no run, good length delivery, this one reversed in a bit, Collingwood stands put on his front-foot and drives it down to mid-off, solid shot

92.5

Patel to Collingwood, no run, testing bouncer, Collingwood drops his hands, leans back and avoids it well

92.6

Patel to Collingwood, 1 run, there it is, the inswinging yorker, Collingwood jams his bat down and the ball rolls away off the inner half of the bat, good delivery to end the over

England 284/3   MM Patel 20-3-50-0

95.1

Patel to Collingwood, no run, bangs it in short, Collingwood goes for the pull and gets beaten by a long way

95.2

Patel to Collingwood, no run, short ball outside the off stump, Collingwood leaves it through to the keeper

95.3

Patel to Collingwood, no run, length ball outside the off stump, right in the channel and Collingwood leaves it alone for the keeper

95.4

Patel to Collingwood, no run, good line and just short of a length, this one nipped back in sharply, Collingwood gets some bat on it and the ball rolls away on the off side

95.5

Patel to Collingwood, no run, good length delivery, Collingwood reads it well and leaves it alone

95.6

Patel to Collingwood, 1 run, nasty! short rising delivery on the stumps, Collingwood lost it completely, fends at it awkwardly and the ball lobs up behind the stumps after clipping the glove, luckily for him the ball landed well wide of Dhoni

England 295/3   MM Patel 21-3-51-0

97.1

Patel to Flintoff, 1 wide, leg side bouncer, bit too high and umpire Hair is not happy

97.1

Patel to Flintoff, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, defended on the back-foot

97.2

Patel to Flintoff, no run, good line and back of a length, Flintoff defends on the back-foot and the ball rolls away towards cover

97.3

Patel to Flintoff, 2 runs, good length delivery outside the off stump, bit too wide ot trouble the batsman, Flintoff moves forward and across and drives it away through the narrow gap between the cover fielders

97.4

Patel to Flintoff, no run, dropped! good length delivery outside the off stump, excellent line and length and the edge is produced but Sehwag at second slip fails to hold on to a fairly easy chance, that's a costly miss!

97.5

Patel to Flintoff, 1 run, not again! short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, Flintoff drives off the back-foot and is beaten by the extra bounce, ball clips the outside edge and flies towards gully and this time it's Kumble who grasses the chance, Flintoff lives on ...

97.6

Patel to Collingwood, no run, good line and length, Collingwood defends it on the back-foot, end of a good over

England 299/3   MM Patel 22-3-55-0

99.1

Patel to Collingwood, no run, bangs it in short down the leg side, Collingwood moves inside the line and avoids it well

99.2

Patel to Collingwood, no run, short ball, coming in with the angle, Collingwood stands tall on the back-foot and defends it down on the leg side

99.3

Patel to Collingwood, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, no shot offered

99.4

Patel to Collingwood, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, driven off the back-foot to the cover region

99.5

Patel to Collingwood, no run, good line and just short of a length, Collingwood goes for the pull and is beaten by the lack of bounce

99.6

Patel to Collingwood, no run, good length but wide of the off stump, Collingwood shoulders arms and the ball goes through to the keeper

England 299/3   MM Patel 23-4-55-0

101.1

Patel to Flintoff, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, went straight-on after pitching, Flintoff gets well foward and defends it down safely

101.2

Patel to Flintoff, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, Flintoff shoulders arms

101.3

Patel to Flintoff, FOUR, slightly short and bit wide outside the off stump, Flintoff strides forward and carves it away through cover point, try stopping that!

101.4

Patel to Flintoff, no run, driven straight to the cover fielder

101.5

Patel to Flintoff, no run, length ball outside the off stump, Flintoff leaves it through to the keeper

101.6

Patel to Flintoff, SIX, short ball and Flintoff instinctively goes after it, connects well and the ball sails down to the fine leg region, Pathan in the deep takes it cleanly but fails to stay inside the rope, close call - frustration continues for Patel!

England 312/3   MM Patel 24-4-65-0

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

114.4

Patel to Udal, no run, good length delivery, this one nipped back in sharply, Udal moves forward and punches it down to mid-on

114.5

Patel to Udal, no run, bouncer, coming in with the angle, Udal ducks under it comfortably

114.6

Patel to Udal, no run, good line and just short of a length, Udal stays back and punches it down the track to the mid-on region

England 346/6   MM Patel 25-4-66-0

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   MM Patel 26-4-71-0

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

118.4

Patel to Udal, no run, good line and length, Udal drives it down to mid-on

118.5

Patel to Udal, OUT, good length delivery, this one nipped back in sharply, Udal plays down the wrong line and is trapped plumb in front, Umpire Taufel had a good long look and in the end adjudicated in favour of the bowler, Patel finally gets one to his name!

SD Udal lbw b Patel 9 (30m 21b 2x4 0x6) SR: 42.85

118.6

Patel to Hoggard, OUT, make that two! another ripper, perfect line and length, hint of reverse swing and Hoggard is beaten comprehensively, leg stumps goes for a walk and Patel is on a hat-trick here!

MJ Hoggard b Patel 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

England 356/8   MM Patel 27-4-72-2

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

120.6

Patel to Anderson, no run, amlost! short of a good length delivery, bowled from round the stumps and coming in with the angle, Anderson pokes at it and the ball zips past the outside edge

England 362/8   MM Patel 28-4-77-2

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   MM Patel 29-4-81-2
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Series Results
India v England at Mumbai - Mar 18-22, 2006
England won by 212 runs
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India won by 9 wickets
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Match drawn
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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

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

James Anderson trapped Virender Sehwag leg before for a duck

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