England tour of India, 2005/06 / Commentary

England in India ODI Series - 1st ODI

India v England

India won by 39 runs

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   A Flintoff 1-0-4-0

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

10.3

Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, no run, full on off, pushed back to the bowler who collects to his left

10.4

Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short and rising from middle to off, Yuvraj watches it carefully and leaves it

10.5

Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, short of a length on off, tapped towards mid-off and calls for the single, harries down the pitch and gets it, well run

10.6

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

India 58/2   A Flintoff 2-0-6-0

12.1

Flintoff to Kaif, no run, what a ball! Welcome to kaif! Flintoff brings one in and across him, swing beats Kaif's forward prod and Jones collects! Good stuff

12.2

Flintoff to Kaif, no run, slightly shorter and this time he gets behind it and defends

12.3

Flintoff to Kaif, no run, Full on middle and leg, a tad slower, turned to mid-wicket but yells 'NO' to his senior partner

12.4

Flintoff to Kaif, 1 no ball, Flintoff oversteps striving for bounce, Kaif stands tall and defends back to the bowler

12.4

Flintoff to Kaif, 1 no ball, full and angling in, Kaif defends and gets an outside edge down to third man

12.4

Flintoff to Kaif, 1 run, turned around the corner for one

12.5

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

12.6

Flintoff to Kaif, 2 runs

India 68/3   A Flintoff 3-0-11-0

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   A Flintoff 4-0-12-0

16.1

Flintoff to Raina, no run, from around the wicket, good lift but Raina right behind it, pushed to point

16.2

Flintoff to Raina, 1 no ball, Flintoff oversteps again, Raina hops and defends one angling across from middle

16.2

Flintoff to Raina, 1 no ball, similar ball and still rising but well played to the cover region for a single

16.2

Flintoff to Raina, 1 run, short outside off, Dravid doesnt time it well, cuts right to Collingwood at point

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   A Flintoff 5-0-14-0

29.1

Flintoff to Pathan, no run, full on off, driven straight to mid-off

29.2

Flintoff to Pathan, 1 run, on off again, pushed back past the bowler on the off and he wants one, they scamper and make it easily in the end

29.3

Flintoff to Raina, 1 run, short on leg, swivels and pulls, doesnt connect well and the ball flies down to wide third man on the bounce, streaky shot from Raina

29.4

Flintoff to Pathan, 2 runs, pitched up on off, driven through covers

29.5

Flintoff to Pathan, 1 run, angling away from middle and leg, easy pickings for a single on the onside

29.6

Flintoff to Raina, 1 run, and again, same line and he works that easily into the mid-wicket region for another single

India 127/5   A Flintoff 6-0-20-0

31.1

Flintoff to Raina, no run, fuller on middle and off, pushed to the left of Flintofff who moves across and stops

31.2

Flintoff to Raina, (no ball) 1 run, over steps, fuller on off, driven through covers for a single

31.2

Flintoff to Pathan, no run

31.3

Flintoff to Pathan, no run, fuller on off, pushed to covers

31.4

Flintoff to Pathan, 1 run, full on off leg and its turned down to line leg for one

31.5

Flintoff to Raina, 1 run

31.6

Flintoff to Pathan, FOUR, overpitched outside off and he square-drives that past point and gully, Shah in the deep dives but carries the ball into the ropes with him

India 138/5   A Flintoff 7-0-28-0

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

33.3

Flintoff to Pathan, no run, goes right through Pathan's forward prod, very good pace there from Flintoff, Jones misfields and they should have run a bye

33.4

Flintoff to Pathan, 1 run, fuller on off, driven past point 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   A Flintoff 8-0-31-0
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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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