England tour of India, 2005/06 / Commentary

England in India ODI Series - 1st ODI

India v England

India won by 39 runs

32.3

Blackwell to Dhoni, no run, tossed up on middle and off, pushed back to the bowler

32.4

Blackwell to Dhoni, 1 run, dropped short and Dhoni pulls through mid-wicket for one, off the mark

India 139/6   MS Dhoni 1* (2b)

33.1

Flintoff to Dhoni, no run, bouncer outside off, Dhoni leaves it alone

33.2

Flintoff to Dhoni, 1 run, short again, this time Dhoni drops the hands and guides it through gully for one

33.5

Flintoff to Dhoni, no run, full and angling in from off, Dhoni goes forward and pushes back to Flintoff

33.6

Flintoff to Dhoni, 1 run, full on off, driven past point for a single, Dhoni will keep the strike...to face Blackwell? Hmm...interesting....

India 142/6   MS Dhoni 3* (6b)

34.1

Blackwell to Dhoni, no run, tossed up on off, prodded to mid-off, no run there

34.2

Blackwell to Dhoni, no run, played off the backfoot to Blackwell

34.3

Blackwell to Dhoni, 1 run, fuller on off, Dhoni well forward and steals a single towards point

34.6

Blackwell to Dhoni, 2 runs, short on middle and leg, Dhoni rocks back and pushes that past square leg, runs hard and gets the second

India 146/6   MS Dhoni 6* (10b)

35.4

Anderson to Dhoni, 1 run, full on middle and leg and worked easily to mid-wicket for a single

India 148/7   MS Dhoni 7* (11b)

36.1

Blackwell to Dhoni, 1 run, short on off, Dhoni cuts and finds the hole in the cover region, gets one for that

36.5

Blackwell to Dhoni, no run, on the pads, worked around the corner but straight to the fielder who stops brilliantly

36.6

Blackwell to Dhoni, no run, tossed up on middle and leg, Dhoni plays that awkwardly as only he can, ball rolls to the onside, another good over from Blackwell

India 150/7   MS Dhoni 8* (14b)

37.6

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, full on off, pushed back to the bowler

India 151/7   MS Dhoni 8* (15b)

38.3

Blackwell to Dhoni, no run, short and Dhoni pulls that through mid-wicket for a single

38.4

Blackwell to Dhoni, 1 run, shorter on off, Harbhajan stands tall and pushes to point

India 154/7   MS Dhoni 9* (17b)

40.3

Blackwell to Dhoni, 1 run, down leg, gets some bat on it but to the fielder

40.6

Blackwell to Dhoni, 1 leg bye, good delivery and turned to backward square leg region

India 164/7   MS Dhoni 10* (19b)

41.1

Ali to Dhoni, 2 wides, wide down leg, bad start from Ali, batsmen collect a run too

India 166/7   MS Dhoni 10* (19b)

42.6

Blackwell to Dhoni, no run, not as full, on middle and leg, Dhoni well forward in defense, very good spell from Blackwell, he only went for 25 from his 10, picked up Raina too

India 174/7   MS Dhoni 10* (20b)

43.6

Plunkett to Dhoni, no run, good slower ball in the slot, Dhoni can only drive back to Plunkett

India 185/7   MS Dhoni 10* (21b)

44.3

Anderson to Dhoni, 1 run, slightly short on off, slower too, Dhoni punches towards point for one

44.5

Anderson to Dhoni, 1 run, full on middle and off, chipped past the bowler for a single to mid-on

India 189/7   MS Dhoni 12* (23b)

45.1

Plunkett to Dhoni, no run, very good delivery, in the blockhole, Dhoni digs it out and Plunkett fields

45.2

Plunkett to Dhoni, FOUR, Dhoni comes to the party! Full ball on the legs, Dhoni whips that around the corner for his first boundary, 50-run stand up between these two!

45.3

Plunkett to Dhoni, no run, good ball, change of pace, outside off, very slow, Dhoni gets down to cut but misses

45.4

Plunkett to Dhoni, FOUR, full toss on leg stump, Dhoni gets down and slaps that over square leg for four! Very bad ball and treated with disdain by Dhoni

45.5

Plunkett to Dhoni, OUT, gone! Short ball outside off and Dhoni can only cut that to Collingwood at backward point, Plunkett gets a wicket and Dhoni's unusual innings comes to an end, India eight down now!

MS Dhoni c Collingwood b Plunkett 20 (55m 28b 2x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

India 201/8   MS Dhoni 20 (28b 2x4)
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Match abandoned without a ball bowled
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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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