England tour of India, 2005/06 / Commentary

England in India ODI Series - 1st ODI

India v England

India won by 39 runs

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

India 17/1   G Gambhir 9* (9b 2x4)   JM Anderson 1.5-0-7-1

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

India 56/2   R Dravid 23* (23b 5x4)   Kabir Ali 4.4-1-27-1

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

India 58/3   R Dravid 24* (26b 5x4)   Kabir Ali 5.1-1-27-2

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

India 68/4   R Dravid 29* (32b 6x4)   JM Anderson 4.3-0-24-1

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

India 80/5   SK Raina 3* (21b)   LE Plunkett 1.5-1-2-1

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

India 138/6   IK Pathan 26* (35b 4x4)   ID Blackwell 4.2-0-7-1

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

India 146/7   MS Dhoni 6* (10b)   JM Anderson 6.2-1-25-2

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

India 201/8   Harbhajan Singh 37* (45b 3x4 1x6)   LE Plunkett 7.5-2-41-2

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

India 203/9   RP Singh 2* (3b)   Kabir Ali 8.3-1-45-3

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   RP Singh 2* (3b)   Kabir Ali 8.4-1-45-4
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India won by 7 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
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Match abandoned without a ball bowled
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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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