England tour of India, 2005/06 / Commentary

England in India ODI Series - 1st ODI

India v England

India won by 39 runs

3.1

Ali to Dravid, no run, full on off, swing too, left alone

3.2

Ali to Dravid, no run, good line, swinging into him on off, defended to the off side

3.3

Ali to Dravid, no run, and again, good line, short of a driving length on off, defended quickly

3.4

Ali to Dravid, no run, very good shout! shaping into Dravid, rapped on the pads, that was probably going down leg, good bowling though

3.5

Ali to Dravid, no run, again, bowling from wide of the crease, angled into Dravid who defends

3.6

Ali to Dravid, no run, edged and dropped! Full outside off, Dravid drives at it and the catch flies to slip and Owais Shah spills it! How costly will that prove! Kabir Ali isnt happy

India 17/1   R Dravid 0* (6b)

4.2

Anderson to Dravid, FOUR, Shot! Full on the pads and he easily works that through mid-wicket for four!

4.3

Anderson to Dravid, no run, full onoff, watchfully played to point

4.4

Anderson to Dravid, FOUR, similar ball, this time Dravid drops his hands on it and the ball races between slips and gully for four

4.5

Anderson to Dravid, 1 run, short on middle and off, worked to mid-wicket for a single

India 27/1   R Dravid 9* (10b 2x4)

5.2

Ali to Dravid, no run, full on middle and off, driven right to mid-on

5.3

Ali to Dravid, no run, full on off, defended back to the bowler

5.4

Ali to Dravid, FOUR, dont bowl there! Full on middle and leg and Dravid just whips that through mid-wicket for four! Easy pickings for him

5.5

Ali to Dravid, 1 run, full on middle and off, easily tapped to the onside and a quick single is called for, Ali runs across but gambhir is home, good running

India 34/1   R Dravid 14* (14b 3x4)

6.1

Anderson to Dravid, FOUR, too short and he stands tall and pulls that over square leg for four, Dravid showing good aggression here, magnificent shot!

6.2

Anderson to Dravid, no run, Good comeback! Full and swinging away, good position of the seam, Dravid just pokes at it and gets beaten

6.3

Anderson to Dravid, 1 run, short and angling into the ribs, worked around the corner andthey steal a single

India 39/1   R Dravid 19* (17b 4x4)

8.1

Flintoff to Dravid, no run, good ball to start off with, good length on off, left alone for the 'keeper

8.2

Flintoff to Dravid, no run, this one is full but swinging in, Dravid goes forward and gets an inside edge onto the pads

8.3

Flintoff to Dravid, no run, full outside off, left alone as the ball fairly rolls to Jones, very disconcerting bounce that

8.4

Flintoff to Dravid, FOUR, outside off, Dravid watches it and slaps that past a diving Collingwood at point for four, a dominant Dravid here

8.5

Flintoff to Dravid, no run, Flintoff adjusts his line and brings this one into Dravid who pushes to mid-on

8.6

Flintoff to Dravid, no run, short of a length, driven to covers off the backfoot

India 46/1   R Dravid 23* (23b 5x4)

10.1

Flintoff to Dravid, no run, short on off, cut to Collingwood at backward point off the backfoot

10.2

Flintoff to Dravid, 1 run, drifting into the ribs, just tucked around the corner for a single

10.6

Flintoff to Dravid, no run, good ball, on off, defended to the offside

India 58/2   R Dravid 24* (26b 5x4)

11.5

Ali to Dravid, FOUR, Shot! Banged in short, uneven bounce sees the ball keep low but Dravid watched it all the way and short-arm jabs that over square leg for four! Wow!

11.6

Ali to Dravid, no run, Fuller and pushed towards mid-off

India 63/3   R Dravid 28* (28b 6x4)

12.5

Flintoff to Dravid, 1 run, again on the pads, easily worked past square leg for a double

India 66/3   R Dravid 29* (29b 6x4)

13.1

Anderson to Dravid, no run, full outside off, Dravid moves well forward and pushes to covers

13.2

Anderson to Dravid, no run, on off again, played to point

13.3

Anderson to Dravid, OUT, RUN OUT! shorter on off, Dravid stands tall and pushes that past the bowler and calls for the run, mid-on springs across, picks the ball and hurls that back towards the striker's end, hits the stumps as Kaif dives to make his ground, looked very, very close, third umpire called for and it appears kaif's bat was in the air, unfortunate dismissal but kaif has to go, India in deep trouble

M Kaif run out 4 (10m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 44.44

India 68/4   R Dravid 29* (32b 6x4)

14.1

Flintoff to Dravid, no run, Extra bounce, Dravid stands tall and plays towards point

14.2

Flintoff to Dravid, no run, full and moving in, pushed back to Flintoff

14.3

Flintoff to Dravid, no run, not as full and on middle and off, tapped to the onside but no chance of a run given the last dismissal

14.4

Flintoff to Dravid, no run, similar ball, defended to the offside in a hurry, calls of 'NO' again

14.5

Flintoff to Dravid, no run, very good stuff this, again full right on off and Dravid can only defend back to Flintoff

14.6

Flintoff to Dravid, 1 wide, thatll be wide, Flintoff gets one off target and drifts it down leg

14.6

Flintoff to Dravid, 1 wide, much better, back on track, slightly shorter on off, Dravid forced to defend off the back foot, top over that from Flintoff

14.6

Flintoff to Dravid, no run

India 69/4   R Dravid 29* (38b 6x4)

16.3

Flintoff to Dravid, no run, where did that come from? Swings well into Dravid who makes room to cut but the ball goes of this pads and rolls dangerously close to the stumps

16.4

Flintoff to Dravid, no run, full and driven right back to Flintoff who does well to stop it

16.5

Flintoff to Dravid, no run, good length on off, played to point

16.6

Flintoff to Dravid, no run

India 72/4   R Dravid 29* (42b 6x4)

18.1

Collingwood to Dravid, FOUR, welcome Collingwood! Short and wide on off, slow delivery, Dravid reaches for it and slaps that through covers for four!

18.2

Collingwood to Dravid, no run, better ball, quicker on off, played to cover

18.3

Collingwood to Dravid, no run, slow on off again, low bounce, Dravid leaves it alone

18.4

Collingwood to Dravid, 1 run, fuller on middle and off, well driven down to mid-off for a quick single

India 77/4   R Dravid 34* (46b 7x4)

19.2

Plunkett to Dravid, no run, good ball, straight on off, Dravid manages to whip it to mid-wicket

19.3

Plunkett to Dravid, no run, similar ball, similar shot to mid-wicket who moves in a couple paces

19.4

Plunkett to Dravid, no run

19.5

Plunkett to Dravid, OUT, Plunkett strikes! Full ball again on off, good line hes maintained all over, but the ball kept low and crashes into the base of middle and off, Dravid looks down and shakes his head as he walks off, sorry youve got to go, Plunkett all smiles, but the bounce has really been uneven all morning...India in disarray!

R Dravid b Plunkett 34 (77m 50b 7x4 0x6) SR: 68.00

India 80/5   R Dravid 34 (50b 7x4)
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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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