England tour of India, 2005/06 / Commentary

England in India ODI Series - 1st ODI

India v England

India won by 39 runs

0.1

Anderson to Gambhir, 1 run, slightly short outside off, goes for the cut and the balls races between point and gully and runs down to third man for a single

0.1

Anderson to Gambhir, 1 run, short of a length and angling into Strauss, tucked on the onside but straight to the fielder

0.5

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, full on middle and off, defended

0.6

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, slightly short, cramped for room, tries to cut but misses

India 6/0   G Gambhir 1* (3b)

1.2

Ali to Gambhir, no run, outside off and left alone

1.3

Ali to Gambhir, FOUR

1.4

Ali to Gambhir, no run, outside off, left alone

1.5

Ali to Gambhir, FOUR, shot! width outside off and he stands tall and cuts that past point, four!

1.6

Ali to Gambhir, no run, better ball, fuller on middle and off, defended back to the bowler

India 15/0   G Gambhir 9* (8b 2x4)

2.4

Anderson to Gambhir, 1 leg bye

2.6

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, full on middle and off, defended

India 17/1   G Gambhir 9* (10b 2x4)

4.1

Anderson to Gambhir, 1 run, on leg, tapped to the onside

4.6

Anderson to Gambhir, 1 run, full on off, square-driven past gully for a single, Gambhir retains the strike

India 28/1   G Gambhir 11* (12b 2x4)

5.1

Ali to Gambhir, 1 run, bad ball, full on the pads, easily turned away for one

5.6

Ali to Gambhir, no run, full on off, driven straight but mid-off cuts it off

India 34/1   G Gambhir 12* (14b 2x4)

6.4

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, full and driven back to the bowler

6.5

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, short and he gets into position to pull, swivels and the ball gets stuck in the helmet grill, top edge and that must have hurt, struck on the eye

6.6

Anderson to Gambhir, 1 run, angling into the pads, worked around the corner for a single

India 40/1   G Gambhir 13* (17b 2x4)

7.1

Ali to Gambhir, 2 runs, full on middle and leg, Gambhir chips that back to the bowler who gets a hand to it but misses it, the ball races down the ground and they pick up two

7.2

Ali to Gambhir, no run, not as full, on off, played back to the bowler

7.3

Ali to Gambhir, no run, fuller, angling across him, played forward to point, thinks about the run but Dravid says no

7.4

Ali to Gambhir, no run, angling into his ribs, turned to the onside but right to square leg

7.5

Ali to Gambhir, no run, shorter and on off, goes for the cut but misses, Jones collects on the bounce

7.6

Ali to Gambhir, no run, good ball, short of a length on off, played to covers

India 42/1   G Gambhir 15* (23b 2x4)

9.1

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

9.2

Ali to Gambhir, SIX, maximum! What a shot! Banged in short, gets into position so quickly and hooks that miles in the air and over square leg! Terrific shot and his home crowd loves it!

9.3

Ali to Gambhir, FOUR, Gambhir on fire! Overpitched on leg and easily whipped through mid-wicket for four!

9.4

Ali to Gambhir, OUT, Ali strikes back! Full, swinging away on off, Gambhir pokes at it - perhaps trying to run it down to third man - but succeeds in getting a thin edge through to a diving Jones! Good catch, good ball, unneccessary shot and Ali get a wicket! Gambhir gone after a positive start, India two down

G Gambhir c †Jones b Ali 25 (41m 27b 3x4 1x6) SR: 92.59

India 56/2   G Gambhir 25 (27b 3x4 1x6)
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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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