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

0.2

Anderson to Sehwag, FOUR, thats a shot! Given width outside off and he just crashes that over point for four! Top shot!

0.2

Anderson to Sehwag, FOUR, outside off and swinging away, left alone for Dhoni behind the stumps

0.3

Anderson to Sehwag, no run, full on off and just smashed down the ground, top shot!

0.4

Anderson to Sehwag, 1 run, full on off, pushed to cover for a quick single

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   JM Anderson 1-0-6-0

2.1

Anderson to Sehwag, no run, full outside off, swinging away and left alone

2.2

Anderson to Sehwag, no run, that ball rose on him , bounced at his throat, he drops his hands and steals a single through point

2.3

Anderson to Sehwag, 1 run, short on leg, jumps and taps that to the onside, one run

2.4

Anderson to Gambhir, 1 leg bye

2.5

Anderson to Sehwag, OUT, gone! Banged in short, Sehwa just stands there and tries to pull, the ball lobs up in the air and high to mid-on who collects an easy catch! Rash shot, nothing in it really, and England get a vital breakthrough

V Sehwag c Plunkett b Anderson 7 (12m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 87.50

2.6

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

India 17/1   JM Anderson 2-0-7-1

4.1

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

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

4.6

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

India 28/1   JM Anderson 3-0-18-1

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

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   JM Anderson 4-0-24-1

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

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   JM Anderson 5-1-24-1

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   JM Anderson 6-1-25-1

35.1

Anderson to Pathan, no run, full outside off, swish and miss to Jones behind the stumps

35.2

Anderson to Pathan, OUT, gone! Anderson pitches this one up on middle and off, Pathan tries to chip that done the ground - or somewhere, who knows judging by that weak shot - and the ball flies down towards mid-off where Plunkett dives forward and to his left and takes a very good catch. Not sure what Pathan was thinking there, useless shot really, should have stuck around, but hes gone and England make inroads into the Indian tail!

IK Pathan c Plunkett b Anderson 28 (65m 43b 4x4 0x6) SR: 65.11

35.3

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

35.4

Anderson to Dhoni, 1 run, full on middle and leg and worked easily to mid-wicket for a 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   JM Anderson 7-1-27-2

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

37.6

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

India 151/7   JM Anderson 8-1-28-2

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   JM Anderson 9-1-33-2

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

44.3

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

44.4

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

44.5

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

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   JM Anderson 10-1-41-2
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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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