England tour of India, 1st ODI: India v England at Delhi, Mar 28, 2006
India won by 39 runs
28 March 2006 (50-over match)
17.1

Plunkett to Raina, no run, full and seaming away from off, Raina drives a long way away from his body and gets beaten

17.2

Plunkett to Raina, no run, full on middle and off, played back to the bowler

17.3

Plunkett to Raina, no run, on off, tries to cut but misses

17.4

Plunkett to Raina, no run, short on middle and leg, turned right to square leg

17.5

Plunkett to Raina, no run, short and seaming away on off, left alone for the 'keeper

17.6

Plunkett to Raina, no run, full on middle and leg, turned straight to Pietersen at mid-wicket, good over this from Plunkett

India 72/4   LE Plunkett 1-1-0-0
19.1

Plunkett to Raina, no run, good length delivery on off, quick too, Raina well behind the line and defends impressively

19.2

Plunkett to Raina, 2 wides, bad ball! very short and very wide down leg, bounces miles over a diving Jones behind the stumps and races away

19.2

Plunkett to Raina, 2 wides, short on off, Dravid punches that but straight to cover-point, missed out on a freebie there

19.2

Plunkett to Dravid, no run, good ball, straight on off, Dravid manages to whip it to mid-wicket

19.3

Plunkett to Dravid, no run, similar ball, similar shot to mid-wicket who moves in a couple paces

19.4

Plunkett to Dravid, no run

19.5

Plunkett to Dravid, OUT, Plunkett strikes! Full ball again on off, good line hes maintained all over, but the ball kept low and crashes into the base of middle and off, Dravid looks down and shakes his head as he walks off, sorry youve got to go, Plunkett all smiles, but the bounce has really been uneven all morning...India in disarray!

R Dravid b Plunkett 34 (77m 50b 7x4 0x6) SR: 68.00

19.6

Plunkett to Pathan, no run, good ball, again that perfect offstump line, pushed to point, fine over

India 80/5   LE Plunkett 2-1-2-1
21.1

Plunkett to Raina, no run, short on off, goes for a weak cut but misses

21.2

Plunkett to Raina, no run, full on middle and leg, clipped straight to mid-wicket

21.3

Plunkett to Raina, no run, good rising ball on off, beats his forward defensive prod

21.4

Plunkett to Raina, no run, good ball on off again, Raina can only guide that to point, tight line this from Plunkett

21.5

Plunkett to Raina, no run, this one is brought into him, Raina gets his head down and defends

21.6

Plunkett to Raina, no run, full again and he can only drive that to short mid-on, very good spell from Plunkettt

India 91/5   LE Plunkett 3-2-2-1
23.1

Plunkett to Raina, FOUR, great shot! overpitched, driven handsomely through covers for four

23.2

Plunkett to Raina, no run, on off, guided to point

23.3

Plunkett to Raina, no run, better length, on off, left alone for the 'keeper

23.4

Plunkett to Raina, 1 wide, wide down legside, Jones collects, poor ball that

23.4

Plunkett to Raina, 1 run, on the pads, easily worked fine for a single

23.5

Plunkett to Pathan, FOUR, good ball on off, rising, poked at and gets the edge through gully for four, crowd wakes up!

23.6

Plunkett to Pathan, no run, full on middle and leg, driven to mid-on

India 106/5   LE Plunkett 4-2-12-1
25.1

Plunkett to Pathan, no run, full on off, driven right to cover

25.2

Plunkett to Pathan, no run, short on middle and leg, hits the pads outside the line, ball rolls towards point

25.3

Plunkett to Pathan, no run, well bowled and well played, full on off, Pathan gets forward in defense

25.4

Plunkett to Pathan, 1 leg bye, angling down leg, off the pads and around the corner for a single

25.5

Plunkett to Raina, FOUR, majestic! Overpitched and Raina is down on one knee and free-strokes that through covers for a welcome boundary, breaks the shackles on that occasion, class from the young left-hander

25.6

Plunkett to Raina, no run, on middle and off, played back to the bowler

India 112/5   LE Plunkett 5-2-16-1
27.1

Plunkett to Raina, 1 run, short on off, pushed to Collingwood at point, quick single called for as he throws the ball at the stumps, just in

27.2

Plunkett to Pathan, 1 run, short again, stands tall and cuts past point for a single, sweeper collects and throws it back in

27.3

Plunkett to Raina, FOUR, great one there! Again short outside off and he jumps up and slaps that in the air over gully for four!

27.4

Plunkett to Raina, no run, again on off, slightly slower, played to point, calls of 'NO'

27.5

Plunkett to Raina, no run, better ball, fuller in length on off, Raina well forward in his defense

27.6

Plunkett to Raina, no run, oooh, on off, swinging away, poked at and gets beaten

India 120/5   LE Plunkett 6-2-22-1
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

43.6

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

India 185/7   LE Plunkett 7-2-33-1
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

45.6

Plunkett to Singh, 1 run, full ball on middle stump, well driven through covers for a single and off the mark immediately

India 202/8   LE Plunkett 8-2-42-2
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