England tour of India, 2005/06 / Commentary

England in India ODI Series - 1st ODI

India v England

India won by 39 runs

19.6

Plunkett to Pathan, no run, good ball, again that perfect offstump line, pushed to point, fine over

India 80/5   IK Pathan 0* (1b)

20.3

Collingwood to Pathan, FOUR, very good shot, pitched up on off and he eases that past mid-off four four, good way to start proceedings for yourself!

20.4

Collingwood to Pathan, 5 wides, poor ball, down leg, clips Pathans leg and runs fine for four, umpires calls wide though, runs anyway

20.4

Collingwood to Pathan, no run

20.5

Collingwood to Pathan, no run, better ball, on off, played softly to point

20.5

Collingwood to Pathan, no run, full again, played to the off side

20.6

Collingwood to Pathan, 1 wide, very wide outside off, called wide rightly and that gives the crowd something to make noise about

20.6

Collingwood to Pathan, no run, fuller on middle and leg, driven right to mid-on

India 91/5   IK Pathan 4* (5b 1x4)

22.1

Ali to Pathan, no run, full on off, driven back down the ground, Ali gets a hand to it, well stopped

22.2

Ali to Pathan, 1 wide, short outside off, Pathan went for it, called wide anyway

22.2

Ali to Pathan, FOUR, good shot, slightly short of a length on off but Pathan stands tall and punches that off the backfoot through covers for four, retrieval job for the fielder

22.3

Ali to Pathan, no run, outside off again, angling across Pathan from around the wicket, left alone

22.4

Ali to Pathan, no run, in the slot to be driven and he does, well timed too, had four written all over it but Pietersen at covers is superb, saves certain four

22.5

Ali to Pathan, no run, pitches on middle and leg, raps the pads, Ali appeals but that was going down

22.6

Ali to Pathan, no run, angling across him and seaming away, easily left alone by Pathan

India 96/5   IK Pathan 8* (11b 2x4)

23.5

Plunkett to Pathan, FOUR, good ball on off, rising, poked at and gets the edge through gully for four, crowd wakes up!

23.6

Plunkett to Pathan, no run, full on middle and leg, driven to mid-on

India 106/5   IK Pathan 12* (13b 3x4)

25.1

Plunkett to Pathan, no run, full on off, driven right to cover

25.2

Plunkett to Pathan, no run, short on middle and leg, hits the pads outside the line, ball rolls towards point

25.3

Plunkett to Pathan, no run, well bowled and well played, full on off, Pathan gets forward in defense

25.4

Plunkett to Pathan, 1 leg bye, angling down leg, off the pads and around the corner for a single

India 108/5   IK Pathan 12* (17b 3x4)

26.1

Blackwell to Pathan, no run, tossed up on off, played to covers

26.2

Blackwell to Pathan, 1 run, shorter on off, goes to cut and gets an inside edge down to third man

26.6

Blackwell to Pathan, no run, tossed up on off, pushed back to the bowler

India 114/5   IK Pathan 13* (20b 3x4)

27.2

Plunkett to Pathan, 1 run, short again, stands tall and cuts past point for a single, sweeper collects and throws it back in

India 116/5   IK Pathan 14* (21b 3x4)

28.1

Blackwell to Pathan, no run, tossed up on middle and leg, turned to square leg

28.2

Blackwell to Pathan, 1 run, tossed up on off, invited the drive and he does, all the way to mid-off

India 121/5   IK Pathan 15* (23b 3x4)

29.1

Flintoff to Pathan, no run, full on off, driven straight to mid-off

29.2

Flintoff to Pathan, 1 run, on off again, pushed back past the bowler on the off and he wants one, they scamper and make it easily in the end

29.4

Flintoff to Pathan, 2 runs, pitched up on off, driven through covers

29.5

Flintoff to Pathan, 1 run, angling away from middle and leg, easy pickings for a single on the onside

India 126/5   IK Pathan 19* (27b 3x4)

30.3

Blackwell to Pathan, no run

30.4

Blackwell to Pathan, 2 runs, drifting down leg, lapped around the corner for a couple

30.5

Blackwell to Pathan, no run, tossed up on middle and off, goes for the sweep again, ball lobs up off his chest and rolls to the offside

30.6

Blackwell to Pathan, no run, on middle and leg, worked right to mid-on

India 130/5   IK Pathan 21* (31b 3x4)

31.2

Flintoff to Pathan, no run

31.3

Flintoff to Pathan, no run, fuller on off, pushed to covers

31.4

Flintoff to Pathan, 1 run, full on off leg and its turned down to line leg for one

31.6

Flintoff to Pathan, FOUR, overpitched outside off and he square-drives that past point and gully, Shah in the deep dives but carries the ball into the ropes with him

India 138/5   IK Pathan 26* (35b 4x4)

32.5

Blackwell to Pathan, no run, on middle and leg, worked to mid-wicket

32.6

Blackwell to Pathan, no run, tossed up again, driven to mid-on

India 139/6   IK Pathan 26* (37b 4x4)

33.3

Flintoff to Pathan, no run, goes right through Pathan's forward prod, very good pace there from Flintoff, Jones misfields and they should have run a bye

33.4

Flintoff to Pathan, 1 run, fuller on off, driven past point for one

India 141/6   IK Pathan 27* (39b 4x4)

34.4

Blackwell to Pathan, no run, flatter trajectory, played back to the bowler

34.5

Blackwell to Pathan, 1 run, full on off, played to point for one

India 144/6   IK Pathan 28* (41b 4x4)

35.1

Anderson to Pathan, no run, full outside off, swish and miss to Jones behind the stumps

35.2

Anderson to Pathan, OUT, gone! Anderson pitches this one up on middle and off, Pathan tries to chip that done the ground - or somewhere, who knows judging by that weak shot - and the ball flies down towards mid-off where Plunkett dives forward and to his left and takes a very good catch. Not sure what Pathan was thinking there, useless shot really, should have stuck around, but hes gone and England make inroads into the Indian tail!

IK Pathan c Plunkett b Anderson 28 (65m 43b 4x4 0x6) SR: 65.11

India 146/7   IK Pathan 28 (43b 4x4)
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Photos

Mar 28, 2006

Harbhajan Singh in his delivery stride, India v England, 1st ODI, New Delhi, March 28 2006

Harbhajan Singh in his delivery stride

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Mar 28, 2006

Harbhajan Singh is a happy man after picking up the Man-of-the-Match award, India v England, 1st ODI, New Delhi, March 28 2006

Harbhajan Singh is a happy man after picking up the Man-of-the-Match award

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