England tour of India, 2005/06 / Commentary

England in India ODI Series - 1st ODI

India v England

India won by 39 runs

13.4

Anderson to Raina, no run, good ball on off, watchfully defended off the backfoot, loud call of 'NO'

13.5

Anderson to Raina, no run, full on off, defended

13.6

Anderson to Raina, no run, pitched up outside off, driven right to cover

India 68/4   SK Raina 0* (3b)

15.1

Anderson to Raina, no run, good ball on off, slower, Raina gets his head down and presents the full face of the bat, showing Anderson the make, well defended

15.2

Anderson to Raina, no run, again on off, pushed to mid-off

15.3

Anderson to Raina, no run, Quicker and moving into him from around the wicket, Raina quickly behind the ball and defends

15.4

Anderson to Raina, no run, full on middle and leg, driven straight to mid-on

15.5

Anderson to Raina, no run, what a beauty! Pace and bounce beats Raina's backfoot defense, Anderson taking a cue from his captain

15.6

Anderson to Raina, 1 run, banged in short on off, Raina uppercuts but right to Blackwell at third man who parries the ball on the bounce and stops four

India 70/4   SK Raina 1* (9b)

16.1

Flintoff to Raina, no run, from around the wicket, good lift but Raina right behind it, pushed to point

16.2

Flintoff to Raina, 1 no ball, Flintoff oversteps again, Raina hops and defends one angling across from middle

16.2

Flintoff to Raina, 1 no ball, similar ball and still rising but well played to the cover region for a single

16.2

Flintoff to Raina, 1 run, short outside off, Dravid doesnt time it well, cuts right to Collingwood at point

India 72/4   SK Raina 2* (12b)

17.1

Plunkett to Raina, no run, full and seaming away from off, Raina drives a long way away from his body and gets beaten

17.2

Plunkett to Raina, no run, full on middle and off, played back to the bowler

17.3

Plunkett to Raina, no run, on off, tries to cut but misses

17.4

Plunkett to Raina, no run, short on middle and leg, turned right to square leg

17.5

Plunkett to Raina, no run, short and seaming away on off, left alone for the 'keeper

17.6

Plunkett to Raina, no run, full on middle and leg, turned straight to Pietersen at mid-wicket, good over this from Plunkett

India 72/4   SK Raina 2* (18b)

18.5

Collingwood to Raina, no run, short of a length on off, delivered from around the stumps, pushed to cover

18.6

Collingwood to Raina, 1 run, fullish on off, well punched between the bowler and mid-off, fielder dives and saves four, batsmen cross for one

India 78/4   SK Raina 3* (20b)

19.1

Plunkett to Raina, no run, good length delivery on off, quick too, Raina well behind the line and defends impressively

19.2

Plunkett to Raina, 2 wides, bad ball! very short and very wide down leg, bounces miles over a diving Jones behind the stumps and races away

19.2

Plunkett to Raina, 2 wides, short on off, Dravid punches that but straight to cover-point, missed out on a freebie there

India 80/4   SK Raina 3* (21b)

20.1

Collingwood to Raina, no run, good ball on off, Raina well behind the line and pushes to mid-off

20.2

Collingwood to Raina, 1 run, on the pads and easily turned around the corner for a single

India 81/5   SK Raina 4* (23b)

21.1

Plunkett to Raina, no run, short on off, goes for a weak cut but misses

21.2

Plunkett to Raina, no run, full on middle and leg, clipped straight to mid-wicket

21.3

Plunkett to Raina, no run, good rising ball on off, beats his forward defensive prod

21.4

Plunkett to Raina, no run, good ball on off again, Raina can only guide that to point, tight line this from Plunkett

21.5

Plunkett to Raina, no run, this one is brought into him, Raina gets his head down and defends

21.6

Plunkett to Raina, no run, full again and he can only drive that to short mid-on, very good spell from Plunkettt

India 91/5   SK Raina 4* (29b)

23.1

Plunkett to Raina, FOUR, great shot! overpitched, driven handsomely through covers for four

23.2

Plunkett to Raina, no run, on off, guided to point

23.3

Plunkett to Raina, no run, better length, on off, left alone for the 'keeper

23.4

Plunkett to Raina, 1 wide, wide down legside, Jones collects, poor ball that

23.4

Plunkett to Raina, 1 run, on the pads, easily worked fine for a single

India 102/5   SK Raina 9* (33b 1x4)

24.1

Blackwell to Raina, no run

24.1

Blackwell to Raina, no run, flighted on middle and leg and turned to square leg

24.2

Blackwell to Raina, no run, similar ball, turned again but to the fielder

24.3

Blackwell to Raina, no run, on off and Raina advances, can only drive to cover

24.4

Blackwell to Raina, no run, on middle and leg, turned to the fielder

24.5

Blackwell to Raina, no run, tossed up,driven back to the bowler

24.6

Blackwell to Raina, 1 wide, wide down leg, blemish in an otherwise fine over

24.6

Blackwell to Raina, no run, tossed up on leg, driven to mid-wicket, very good over from Blackwell

India 107/5   SK Raina 9* (39b 1x4)

25.5

Plunkett to Raina, FOUR, majestic! Overpitched and Raina is down on one knee and free-strokes that through covers for a welcome boundary, breaks the shackles on that occasion, class from the young left-hander

25.6

Plunkett to Raina, no run, on middle and off, played back to the bowler

India 112/5   SK Raina 13* (41b 2x4)

26.3

Blackwell to Raina, no run, tossed up on middle and leg, drives to mid-wicket who fields well and they have a mixup in the middle, safe in the end

26.4

Blackwell to Raina, no run, tossed up again, prodded to the onside

26.5

Blackwell to Raina, 1 run, tossed up, moves forward and punches between bowler and mid-on

India 114/5   SK Raina 14* (44b 2x4)

27.1

Plunkett to Raina, 1 run, short on off, pushed to Collingwood at point, quick single called for as he throws the ball at the stumps, just in

27.3

Plunkett to Raina, FOUR, great one there! Again short outside off and he jumps up and slaps that in the air over gully for four!

27.4

Plunkett to Raina, no run, again on off, slightly slower, played to point, calls of 'NO'

27.5

Plunkett to Raina, no run, better ball, fuller in length on off, Raina well forward in his defense

27.6

Plunkett to Raina, no run, oooh, on off, swinging away, poked at and gets beaten

India 120/5   SK Raina 19* (49b 3x4)

28.3

Blackwell to Raina, no run, on legs, worked to mid-wicket

28.4

Blackwell to Raina, no run, shorter in length, played fine but no run

28.5

Blackwell to Raina, no run, tossed up on off, Raina forward in defense

28.6

Blackwell to Raina, no run, shorter and quicker, Raina can only get on the back foot and push to mid-on, tidy over again from Blackwell

India 121/5   SK Raina 19* (53b 3x4)

29.3

Flintoff to Raina, 1 run, short on leg, swivels and pulls, doesnt connect well and the ball flies down to wide third man on the bounce, streaky shot from Raina

29.6

Flintoff to Raina, 1 run, and again, same line and he works that easily into the mid-wicket region for another single

India 127/5   SK Raina 21* (55b 3x4)

30.1

Blackwell to Raina, no run, tossed up on middle and leg, goes for the sweep but doesnt connect well

30.2

Blackwell to Raina, 1 run, flighted on the pads, flicked towards square leg who misfields

India 128/5   SK Raina 22* (57b 3x4)

31.1

Flintoff to Raina, no run, fuller on middle and off, pushed to the left of Flintofff who moves across and stops

31.2

Flintoff to Raina, (no ball) 1 run, over steps, fuller on off, driven through covers for a single

31.5

Flintoff to Raina, 1 run

India 134/5   SK Raina 24* (60b 3x4)

32.1

Blackwell to Raina, no run, tossed up on off, advances, can only push to cover

32.2

Blackwell to Raina, OUT, Blackwell strikes! Tossed up on middle and leg, Raina advances again and tries to chip it over the infield but can only hit it to Collingwood at wide mid-on, poor shot and the spinner is rewarded for a tidy spell, India in further trouble!

SK Raina c Collingwood b Blackwell 24 (80m 62b 3x4 0x6) SR: 38.70

India 138/6   SK Raina 24 (62b 3x4)
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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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