England tour of India, 3rd Test: India v England at Mumbai, Mar 18-22, 2006
England won by 212 runs
18,19,20,21,22 March 2006 (5-day match)
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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

England 12/0   AJ Strauss 9* (11b 1x4)   IK Pathan 1.3-0-6-0
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

England 21/0   AJ Strauss 15* (22b 2x4)   IK Pathan 3.2-1-12-0
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

England 27/0   IR Bell 9* (20b 1x4)   S Sreesanth 3.4-1-13-0
17.1

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, FOUR, starts off with a short and wide delivery outside the off stump, bowled from round the stumps, Strauss rocks back and cuts it away to the vacant third man fence, easy runs

England 44/0   AJ Strauss 28* (46b 3x4)   Harbhajan Singh 0.1-0-4-0
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!

England 50/0   IR Bell 18* (59b 2x4)   MM Patel 4.2-1-11-0
21.3

Harbhajan Singh to Shah, FOUR, under pressure Harbhajan drags it wide outside the off stump and Shah cuts it away past the fielder at point, off the mark in style! good positive shot that

England 57/1   OA Shah 4* (4b 1x4)   Harbhajan Singh 2.3-0-11-0
25.3

Kumble to Strauss, FOUR, short and wide outside the off stump, bit of extra bounce, Strauss stands tall on the back-foot, get right on top of the bounce and cuts it away to the vacant third man fence

England 67/1   AJ Strauss 39* (72b 4x4)   A Kumble 4.3-1-9-0
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!

England 72/1   AJ Strauss 44* (76b 5x4)   IK Pathan 5.3-1-21-0
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

England 81/1   OA Shah 12* (22b 2x4)   IK Pathan 6.3-1-28-0
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

England 85/1   OA Shah 16* (24b 3x4)   IK Pathan 6.5-1-32-0
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   OA Shah 20* (25b 4x4)   IK Pathan 7-1-36-0
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

England 94/1   AJ Strauss 53* (89b 6x4)   MM Patel 6.1-2-15-0
35.3

Kumble to Shah, FOUR, fraction short and turning away from the right-hander, Shah cuts hard and the ball flies off the outside edge, was in the air for sometime but went well wide of the fielder at gully, boundary brings up the 50 partnership!

England 102/1   OA Shah 25* (46b 5x4)   A Kumble 9.3-2-21-0
41.3

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, FOUR, tossed up on the middle and off stump line, Strauss goes for the sweep and connects well, ball races away to the backward square leg fence, top shot

England 119/1   AJ Strauss 69* (121b 7x4 1x6)   Harbhajan Singh 3.3-0-17-0
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

England 123/1   OA Shah 33* (61b 6x4)   S Sreesanth 9.1-3-22-1
43.2

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, FOUR, good length but wide of the off stump, Strauss rocks back and cuts late, ball races away to the third man fence, excellent placement

England 133/1   AJ Strauss 74* (127b 8x4 1x6)   Harbhajan Singh 4.2-0-21-0
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

England 140/1   AJ Strauss 79* (133b 9x4 1x6)   S Sreesanth 10.5-3-32-1
45.2

Harbhajan Singh to Shah, FOUR, tossed up and turning in, Shah comes down the track and slaps it away well in front of square on the leg side, Tendulkar fails to stop it cleanly and the ball races away to the fence, a rare mis-field that from the little master

England 144/1   OA Shah 42* (70b 7x4)   Harbhajan Singh 5.2-0-26-0
51.2

Harbhajan Singh to Shah, FOUR, fifty on debut! full and wide outside the off stump and Shah hammers it through the gap between the cover fielder, excellent innings under pressure

England 156/1   OA Shah 50* (91b 8x4)   Harbhajan Singh 8.2-0-35-0
57.2

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, FOUR, in the slot outside the off stump and Strauss carves it away to the third man fence and the boundary takes him to 92!

England 167/1   AJ Strauss 92* (170b 10x4 1x6)   Harbhajan Singh 11.2-1-40-0
57.4

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, FOUR, slightly short and close to the off stump line, Strauss cuts off the back-foot and the ball goes off the edge, Dravid at first slip hardly got any time to react

England 171/1   AJ Strauss 96* (172b 11x4 1x6)   Harbhajan Singh 11.4-1-44-0
57.5

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, FOUR, 8th Test hundred! tossed up outside the off stump and Strauss sweeps it away to the midwicket fence, lovely shot

England 175/1   AJ Strauss 100* (173b 12x4 1x6)   Harbhajan Singh 11.5-1-48-0
61.3

Kumble to Strauss, FOUR, short and wide outside the off stump, Strauss rocks back but cuts late and the ball races away to the third man fence, well played

England 182/1   AJ Strauss 104* (184b 13x4 1x6)   A Kumble 17.3-4-35-0
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

England 189/1   KP Pietersen 9* (24b 1x4)   A Kumble 18.3-4-41-0
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

England 193/1   AJ Strauss 110* (196b 14x4 1x6)   MM Patel 14.4-3-31-0
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!

England 199/1   AJ Strauss 116* (204b 15x4 1x6)   IK Pathan 7.1-1-40-0
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

England 205/1   AJ Strauss 122* (206b 16x4 1x6)   IK Pathan 7.3-1-46-0
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

England 209/1   KP Pietersen 13* (29b 2x4)   A Kumble 20.1-4-46-0
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

England 219/1   AJ Strauss 127* (228b 17x4 1x6)   IK Pathan 10.2-1-53-0
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

England 230/1   KP Pietersen 28* (48b 3x4 1x6)   S Sreesanth 12.5-3-39-1
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

England 236/2   KP Pietersen 33* (51b 4x4 1x6)   S Sreesanth 13.4-3-45-1
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

England 240/2   KP Pietersen 37* (57b 5x4 1x6)   S Sreesanth 14.4-3-49-1
81.5

Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, FOUR, off the mark in style! full and wide outside the off stump, Flintoff gets forward and drives it away to the cover fence, excellent timing and placement

England 247/3   A Flintoff 4* (5b 1x4)   Harbhajan Singh 16.5-3-59-1
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   PD Collingwood 9* (32b 1x4)   MM Patel 16-3-38-0
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

England 260/3   A Flintoff 9* (18b 2x4)   MM Patel 16.3-3-42-0
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.

England 278/3   A Flintoff 21* (36b 3x4 1x6)   MM Patel 18.2-3-49-0
91.1

Kumble to Collingwood, FOUR, juicy fulltoss on the stumps, Collingwood stays back and wallops it away to the midwicket fence, easy runs

England 282/3   PD Collingwood 16* (40b 2x4)   A Kumble 24.1-5-54-0
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!

England 306/3   A Flintoff 35* (61b 4x4 2x6)   MM Patel 23.3-4-59-0
103.4

Kumble to Collingwood, FOUR, on the stumps, Collingwood comes down the track and swings hard, ball clips the outside edge and lobs up wide of the fielder at backward point

England 317/3   PD Collingwood 30* (88b 3x4)   A Kumble 25.4-5-59-0
105.3

Kumble to Flintoff, FOUR, slightly short, Flintoff quickly picks up the length, rocks back and pulls it away to the midwicket fence, shot!

England 322/3   A Flintoff 45* (71b 5x4 3x6)   A Kumble 26.3-5-64-0
105.4

Kumble to Flintoff, FOUR, quicker delivery on the pads, Flintoff moves forward, converts it into a half-volley and clips it away to the midwicket fence, fantastic shot - Kumble being taken apart here!

England 326/3   A Flintoff 49* (72b 6x4 3x6)   A Kumble 26.4-5-68-0
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

England 332/5   OA Shah 54* (105b 9x4)   S Sreesanth 19.5-5-56-3
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

England 337/6   SD Udal 4* (2b 1x4)   S Sreesanth 20.3-5-60-4
112.4

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

England 341/6   SD Udal 8* (3b 2x4)   S Sreesanth 20.4-5-64-4
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

England 353/6   OA Shah 62* (118b 10x4)   MM Patel 25.1-4-70-0
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

England 361/8   OA Shah 70* (138b 11x4)   MM Patel 27.4-4-76-2
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

England 367/8   OA Shah 76* (147b 12x4)   MM Patel 28.4-4-81-2
125.3

Harbhajan Singh to Shah, FOUR, excellent comeback delivery, Shah defends on the front-foot and the edge is produced but Dravid at first slip is bit late on it, ball races away to the third man fence

England 383/8   OA Shah 88* (158b 13x4 1x6)   Harbhajan Singh 22.3-3-83-1
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