England tour of India, 2005/06 / Commentary

England in India ODI Series - 1st ODI

India v England

India won by 39 runs

24.1

Blackwell to Raina, no run

24.1

Blackwell to Raina, no run, flighted on middle and leg and turned to square leg

24.2

Blackwell to Raina, no run, similar ball, turned again but to the fielder

24.3

Blackwell to Raina, no run, on off and Raina advances, can only drive to cover

24.4

Blackwell to Raina, no run, on middle and leg, turned to the fielder

24.5

Blackwell to Raina, no run, tossed up,driven back to the bowler

24.6

Blackwell to Raina, 1 wide, wide down leg, blemish in an otherwise fine over

24.6

Blackwell to Raina, no run, tossed up on leg, driven to mid-wicket, very good over from Blackwell

India 107/5   ID Blackwell 1-0-1-0

26.1

Blackwell to Pathan, no run, tossed up on off, played to covers

26.2

Blackwell to Pathan, 1 run, shorter on off, goes to cut and gets an inside edge down to third man

26.3

Blackwell to Raina, no run, tossed up on middle and leg, drives to mid-wicket who fields well and they have a mixup in the middle, safe in the end

26.4

Blackwell to Raina, no run, tossed up again, prodded to the onside

26.5

Blackwell to Raina, 1 run, tossed up, moves forward and punches between bowler and mid-on

26.6

Blackwell to Pathan, no run, tossed up on off, pushed back to the bowler

India 114/5   ID Blackwell 2-0-3-0

28.1

Blackwell to Pathan, no run, tossed up on middle and leg, turned to square leg

28.2

Blackwell to Pathan, 1 run, tossed up on off, invited the drive and he does, all the way to mid-off

28.3

Blackwell to Raina, no run, on legs, worked to mid-wicket

28.4

Blackwell to Raina, no run, shorter in length, played fine but no run

28.5

Blackwell to Raina, no run, tossed up on off, Raina forward in defense

28.6

Blackwell to Raina, no run, shorter and quicker, Raina can only get on the back foot and push to mid-on, tidy over again from Blackwell

India 121/5   ID Blackwell 3-0-4-0

30.1

Blackwell to Raina, no run, tossed up on middle and leg, goes for the sweep but doesnt connect well

30.2

Blackwell to Raina, 1 run, flighted on the pads, flicked towards square leg who misfields

30.3

Blackwell to Pathan, no run

30.4

Blackwell to Pathan, 2 runs, drifting down leg, lapped around the corner for a couple

30.5

Blackwell to Pathan, no run, tossed up on middle and off, goes for the sweep again, ball lobs up off his chest and rolls to the offside

30.6

Blackwell to Pathan, no run, on middle and leg, worked right to mid-on

India 130/5   ID Blackwell 4-0-7-0

32.1

Blackwell to Raina, no run, tossed up on off, advances, can only push to cover

32.2

Blackwell to Raina, OUT, Blackwell strikes! Tossed up on middle and leg, Raina advances again and tries to chip it over the infield but can only hit it to Collingwood at wide mid-on, poor shot and the spinner is rewarded for a tidy spell, India in further trouble!

SK Raina c Collingwood b Blackwell 24 (80m 62b 3x4 0x6) SR: 38.70

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

32.5

Blackwell to Pathan, no run, on middle and leg, worked to mid-wicket

32.6

Blackwell to Pathan, no run, tossed up again, driven to mid-on

India 139/6   ID Blackwell 5-0-8-1

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

34.4

Blackwell to Pathan, no run, flatter trajectory, played back to the bowler

34.5

Blackwell to Pathan, 1 run, full on off, played to point for one

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   ID Blackwell 6-0-12-1

36.1

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

36.2

Blackwell to Harbhajan Singh, no run, flighted on off, Harbhajan forward in defense, not entirely convincing

36.3

Blackwell to Harbhajan Singh, no run, again tossed up, this time his defense is much better and the crowd shows their appreciation

36.4

Blackwell to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, down leg and he laps that fine for a single

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   ID Blackwell 7-0-14-1

38.1

Blackwell to Harbhajan Singh, 1 wide, around the wicket not, and wide down leg side

38.1

Blackwell to Harbhajan Singh, no run, full on off, played back to the bowler

38.2

Blackwell to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, tossed up on off and driven to mid-off for a single

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

38.5

Blackwell to Harbhajan Singh, no run, Blackwell drops it short and Harbhajan obliges with a slap through covers and point for one, England wont mind as he will retain the strike

38.6

Blackwell to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run

India 155/7   ID Blackwell 8-0-18-1

40.1

Blackwell to Harbhajan Singh, no run, back to over the wicket, tossed up on legs, prodded to the onside

40.2

Blackwell to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, full on middle and off, pushed to the cover-midoff region and calls for the run, just makes it

40.3

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

40.4

Blackwell to Harbhajan Singh, no run, fuller on leg, worked fine for a single

40.5

Blackwell to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, no run

40.6

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

India 164/7   ID Blackwell 9-0-21-1

42.1

Blackwell to Harbhajan Singh, 2 runs, tossed up on leg, well swept for two

42.2

Blackwell to Harbhajan Singh, no run, tossed up on off, defended

42.3

Blackwell to Harbhajan Singh, no run, similar ball, defended again

42.4

Blackwell to Harbhajan Singh, no run, slower in the air, defended again to covers

42.5

Blackwell to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, fuller on off, pushed to midoff for a single

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   ID Blackwell 10-0-24-1
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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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