England tour of India, 2005/06 / Commentary

England in India ODI Series - 1st ODI

India v England

India won by 39 runs

1.1

Ali to Sehwag, 1 run, width on off, steered between point and gully for a single down to third man

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   Kabir Ali 1-0-9-0

3.1

Ali to Dravid, no run, full on off, swing too, left alone

3.2

Ali to Dravid, no run, good line, swinging into him on off, defended to the off side

3.3

Ali to Dravid, no run, and again, good line, short of a driving length on off, defended quickly

3.4

Ali to Dravid, no run, very good shout! shaping into Dravid, rapped on the pads, that was probably going down leg, good bowling though

3.5

Ali to Dravid, no run, again, bowling from wide of the crease, angled into Dravid who defends

3.6

Ali to Dravid, no run, edged and dropped! Full outside off, Dravid drives at it and the catch flies to slip and Owais Shah spills it! How costly will that prove! Kabir Ali isnt happy

India 17/1   Kabir Ali 2-1-9-0

5.1

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

5.2

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

5.3

Ali to Dravid, no run, full on off, defended back to the bowler

5.4

Ali to Dravid, FOUR, dont bowl there! Full on middle and leg and Dravid just whips that through mid-wicket for four! Easy pickings for him

5.5

Ali to Dravid, 1 run, full on middle and off, easily tapped to the onside and a quick single is called for, Ali runs across but gambhir is home, good running

5.6

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

India 34/1   Kabir Ali 3-1-15-0

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   Kabir Ali 4-1-17-0

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

9.5

Ali to Yuvraj Singh, no run, very good ball, very good leave, that ball was pitched just outside off, swung in and the ball carries through to the 'keeper

9.6

Ali to Yuvraj Singh, no run, good ball again, similar line and length and pushed to the off side, Ali comes good after getting smacked around initially

India 56/2   Kabir Ali 5-1-27-1

11.1

Ali to Yuvraj Singh, OUT, Gone! Huge wicket! Ali again! Short of a length outside off, Yuvraj plays a weak push and gets an inside edge onto the stumps! Loose shot and Ali gets another to his name! India slipping after a decent start, theyre three down now

Yuvraj Singh b Ali 1 (5m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

11.2

Ali to Kaif, no run, good ball, rising from off, watchfully played to covers

11.3

Ali to Kaif, no run, full pitched, almost a yorker length, dug out back to Ali

11.4

Ali to Kaif, 1 run, short of a length on off, Kaif stands tall and punches back past the bowler and mid-on and gets a single, off the mark

11.5

Ali to Dravid, FOUR, Shot! Banged in short, uneven bounce sees the ball keep low but Dravid watched it all the way and short-arm jabs that over square leg for four! Wow!

11.6

Ali to Dravid, no run, Fuller and pushed towards mid-off

India 63/3   Kabir Ali 6-1-32-2

22.1

Ali to Pathan, no run, full on off, driven back down the ground, Ali gets a hand to it, well stopped

22.2

Ali to Pathan, 1 wide, short outside off, Pathan went for it, called wide anyway

22.2

Ali to Pathan, FOUR, good shot, slightly short of a length on off but Pathan stands tall and punches that off the backfoot through covers for four, retrieval job for the fielder

22.3

Ali to Pathan, no run, outside off again, angling across Pathan from around the wicket, left alone

22.4

Ali to Pathan, no run, in the slot to be driven and he does, well timed too, had four written all over it but Pietersen at covers is superb, saves certain four

22.5

Ali to Pathan, no run, pitches on middle and leg, raps the pads, Ali appeals but that was going down

22.6

Ali to Pathan, no run, angling across him and seaming away, easily left alone by Pathan

India 96/5   Kabir Ali 7-1-37-2

41.1

Ali to Dhoni, 2 wides, wide down leg, bad start from Ali, batsmen collect a run too

41.1

Ali to Harbhajan Singh, 2 runs, fuller on off, Harbhajan drives well through cover, Dhoni wants two and they get it comfortably

41.2

Ali to Harbhajan Singh, no run, shorter, angling into him, manages to stand tall and work it the the onside

41.3

Ali to Harbhajan Singh, no run, good length on off, Harbhajan awkwardly plays that to cover

41.4

Ali to Harbhajan Singh, no run, fuller on middle and off, slower ball, not sure if Harbhajan picked it but he pushes to mid-on

41.5

Ali to Harbhajan Singh, 2 runs, full on middle and leg, picked up over short mid-wicket for two

41.6

Ali to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, banged in short and angling down leg, Harbhajan semi-pulls with one hand and the ball runs around the corner, they scamper through for one

India 171/7   Kabir Ali 8-1-44-2

46.1

Ali to Singh, no run, full and in the blockhole, well dug out back to the bowler by RP

46.2

Ali to Singh, 1 run, full toss again on off, drives and gets an outside edge down to third man

46.3

Ali to Harbhajan Singh, OUT, and Harbhajan goes too! Full ball outside off and he can drives that hard but straight to Flintoff and extra cover, Ali strikes yet again but Harbhajan played well for his 37, entertaining and vital knock for his side

Harbhajan Singh c Flintoff b Ali 37 (47m 46b 3x4 1x6) SR: 80.43

46.4

Ali to Sreesanth, OUT, And thats that! Full and a tad slower outside off, Sreesanth goes for it and can only lob that high in the air to Pietersen at extra cover, India all out for 203!

S Sreesanth c Pietersen b Ali 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

India 203/10   Kabir Ali 8.4-1-45-4
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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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