England tour of India, 2005/06 / Commentary

England in India ODI Series - 1st ODI

India v England

India won by 39 runs

35.3

Anderson to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, full on off, Harbhajan forward and drives to covers where Collingwood misfields and allow the single

35.5

Anderson to Harbhajan Singh, no run, close! Full on off and Harbhajan drives in the air to cover, ball reaches the fielder on the bounce

35.6

Anderson to Harbhajan Singh, no run, angling into Harbhajan and drifting down leg, not called wide

India 148/7   Harbhajan Singh 1* (3b)

36.2

Blackwell to Harbhajan Singh, no run, flighted on off, Harbhajan forward in defense, not entirely convincing

36.3

Blackwell to Harbhajan Singh, no run, again tossed up, this time his defense is much better and the crowd shows their appreciation

36.4

Blackwell to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, down leg and he laps that fine for a single

India 150/7   Harbhajan Singh 2* (6b)

37.1

Anderson to Harbhajan Singh, no run

37.1

Anderson to Harbhajan Singh, no run, angling down leg, Jones dives to his left and take a very good take, wide not called

37.2

Anderson to Harbhajan Singh, no run, On middle and leg, pushed to mid-on

37.3

Anderson to Harbhajan Singh, no run, Full on off, pushed back to the bowler

37.4

Anderson to Harbhajan Singh, no run, Full again, inside edge rolls to the offside

37.5

Anderson to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, On the legs, worked to square leg for one

India 151/7   Harbhajan Singh 3* (11b)

38.1

Blackwell to Harbhajan Singh, 1 wide, around the wicket not, and wide down leg side

38.1

Blackwell to Harbhajan Singh, no run, full on off, played back to the bowler

38.2

Blackwell to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, tossed up on off and driven to mid-off for a single

38.5

Blackwell to Harbhajan Singh, no run, Blackwell drops it short and Harbhajan obliges with a slap through covers and point for one, England wont mind as he will retain the strike

38.6

Blackwell to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run

India 155/7   Harbhajan Singh 5* (15b)

39.1

Anderson to Harbhajan Singh, no run, full on off, played to the onside somehow

39.2

Anderson to Harbhajan Singh, no run, again full on off and Harbhajan gets forward and defends towards point, tidy stuff from the bowler

39.3

Anderson to Harbhajan Singh, FOUR, wow! that was pitched up in the slot and Harbhajan unleashes a fine drive ALL ALONG THE GROUND and down to long-off for four! Impressive Bhajji!

39.4

Anderson to Harbhajan Singh, no run, slightly shorter but Harbhajan is right behind that and defends off the back foot

39.5

Anderson to Harbhajan Singh, no run, full on middle and leg, worked to the onside

39.6

Anderson to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, short again on off, Harbhajan stands tall and tries to take his bottom hand off it, outside edge runs down to third man, again he will retain strike

India 160/7   Harbhajan Singh 10* (21b 1x4)

40.1

Blackwell to Harbhajan Singh, no run, back to over the wicket, tossed up on legs, prodded to the onside

40.2

Blackwell to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, full on middle and off, pushed to the cover-midoff region and calls for the run, just makes it

40.4

Blackwell to Harbhajan Singh, no run, fuller on leg, worked fine for a single

40.5

Blackwell to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, no run

India 163/7   Harbhajan Singh 12* (25b 1x4)

41.1

Ali to Harbhajan Singh, 2 runs, fuller on off, Harbhajan drives well through cover, Dhoni wants two and they get it comfortably

41.2

Ali to Harbhajan Singh, no run, shorter, angling into him, manages to stand tall and work it the the onside

41.3

Ali to Harbhajan Singh, no run, good length on off, Harbhajan awkwardly plays that to cover

41.4

Ali to Harbhajan Singh, no run, fuller on middle and off, slower ball, not sure if Harbhajan picked it but he pushes to mid-on

41.5

Ali to Harbhajan Singh, 2 runs, full on middle and leg, picked up over short mid-wicket for two

41.6

Ali to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, banged in short and angling down leg, Harbhajan semi-pulls with one hand and the ball runs around the corner, they scamper through for one

India 171/7   Harbhajan Singh 17* (31b 1x4)

42.1

Blackwell to Harbhajan Singh, 2 runs, tossed up on leg, well swept for two

42.2

Blackwell to Harbhajan Singh, no run, tossed up on off, defended

42.3

Blackwell to Harbhajan Singh, no run, similar ball, defended again

42.4

Blackwell to Harbhajan Singh, no run, slower in the air, defended again to covers

42.5

Blackwell to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, fuller on off, pushed to midoff for a single

India 174/7   Harbhajan Singh 20* (36b 1x4)

43.1

Plunkett to Harbhajan Singh, no run, full on off, played straight to cover

43.2

Plunkett to Harbhajan Singh, SIX, massive! pitched up on middle and off, Harbhajan gets a foot forward and swings that high over long-on for six! Great shot to lift the pressure some!

43.3

Plunkett to Harbhajan Singh, no run, swining into him, he goes for a sweep and the ball raps the pads, everyone appeals but that was going down leg

43.4

Plunkett to Harbhajan Singh, FOUR, dropped short and Harbhajan jumps in the air and gets bat to it, the ball races down the legside for four!

43.5

Plunkett to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, fuller on middle and leg, easily pushed to mid-on for a single

India 185/7   Harbhajan Singh 31* (41b 2x4 1x6)

44.1

Anderson to Harbhajan Singh, no run, full on off, pushed back to the bowler, the angle from around the wicket working that time

44.2

Anderson to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, perfect delivery, in the blockhole, he manages to dig it out and collect a single as the ball rolls behind him

44.4

Anderson to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, full on middle and off from around the stumps, pushed to mid-on for one

44.6

Anderson to Harbhajan Singh, FOUR, bad ball down leg, very wide but Harbhajan manages to the finest bit of bat on that and he will get four more to his name! Good little innings this from Harbhajan, when will Dhoni step it up though?

India 193/7   Harbhajan Singh 37* (45b 3x4 1x6)

46.3

Ali to Harbhajan Singh, OUT, and Harbhajan goes too! Full ball outside off and he can drives that hard but straight to Flintoff and extra cover, Ali strikes yet again but Harbhajan played well for his 37, entertaining and vital knock for his side

Harbhajan Singh c Flintoff b Ali 37 (47m 46b 3x4 1x6) SR: 80.43

India 203/9   Harbhajan Singh 37 (46b 3x4 1x6)
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India won by 7 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
India v England at Jamshedpur - Apr 12, 2006
England won by 5 wickets (with 44 balls remaining)
India v England at Guwahati - Apr 9, 2006
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
India v England at Kochi - Apr 6, 2006
India won by 4 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)
India v England at Margao - Apr 3, 2006
India won by 49 runs
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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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