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)

Welcome back for England's chase They need 204 to win and go 1-0 up in this best-of-seven series Andrew Strauss and Matthew Prior to open the innings Indian players taking the field now

0.1

Pathan to Strauss, no run

0.2

Pathan to Strauss, no run

0.3

Pathan to Strauss, OUT, Gone, Pathan strikes witha beauty! Perfectly pitched ball on off, Strauss looks to defend off the back foot but the ball kisses the edge and goes into Dhoni's hands! Big, big breakthrough and India are in this game!

AJ Strauss c †Dhoni b Pathan 0 (1m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

0.4

Pathan to Shah, no run, no run

0.5

Pathan to Shah, FOUR, four

0.6

Pathan to Shah, OUT, Another one! Pathan on fire! Pitched on middle and off and shapes in, catches Shah right in front of the stumps and England are 4 for 2! What a start to this innings! Fantastic stuff from Pathan!

OA Shah lbw b Pathan 4 (2m 3b 1x4 0x6) SR: 133.33

End of over 1 (4 runs) England 4/2 (200 runs required from 49 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 4.08)

    • MJ Prior 0 (0b)
    • IK Pathan 1-0-4-2

Sreesanth to bowl Kevin Pietersen in a little earlier than he would have anticipated, surely

1.1

Sreesanth to Prior, no run, full and swinging away outside off, left alone

1.2

Sreesanth to Prior, no run, full on middle and leg, worked to mid-on

1.3

Sreesanth to Prior, no run

1.4

Sreesanth to Prior, no run, on legs, worked to square leg

1.5

Sreesanth to Prior, FOUR, on off, poked at and gets four through slips and gully, edgy!

1.6

Sreesanth to Prior, no run, full on middle and off, pushed back to the bowler

End of over 2 (4 runs) England 8/2 (196 runs required from 48 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 4.08)

    • MJ Prior 4 (6b 1x4)
    • KP Pietersen 0 (0b)
    • S Sreesanth 1-0-4-0
    • IK Pathan 1-0-4-2
2.1

Pathan to Pietersen, no run, good ball from over the wicket, on off and moving away, Pietersen shoulders arms

2.2

Pathan to Pietersen, 1 wide, too far down the legside, wide called

2.2

Pathan to Pietersen, no run, very good ball again, rising from across the stumps and nips back to touch Pietersen's pads, but pitched outside line

2.3

Pathan to Pietersen, no run, no run

2.4

Pathan to Pietersen, no run, full again and Pietersen comes down the track and defends

2.5

Pathan to Pietersen, no run, full on off, Pietersen well forward in defense and rapped on the pads, Pathan appeals but thats very optimistic

2.6

Pathan to Pietersen, no run

End of over 3 (1 run) England 9/2 (195 runs required from 47 overs, RR: 3.00, RRR: 4.14)

    • KP Pietersen 0 (6b)
    • MJ Prior 4 (6b 1x4)
    • IK Pathan 2-0-5-2
    • S Sreesanth 1-0-4-0
3.1

Sreesanth to Prior, no run

3.2

Sreesanth to Prior, no run

3.3

Sreesanth to Prior, no run, no run

3.4

Sreesanth to Prior, no run

3.5

Sreesanth to Prior, 3 runs, full outside off, smashed through covers

3.6

Sreesanth to Pietersen, no run

End of over 4 (3 runs) England 12/2 (192 runs required from 46 overs, RR: 3.00, RRR: 4.17)

    • KP Pietersen 0 (7b)
    • MJ Prior 7 (11b 1x4)
    • S Sreesanth 2-0-7-0
    • IK Pathan 2-0-5-2
4.1

Pathan to Prior, no run, good ball on off, Prior well forward in defense

4.2

Pathan to Prior, no run, again on off, driven to mid-off, Pathan keeping a good line

4.3

Pathan to Prior, no run, identical ball and its mistimed on the drive, ball rolls towards cover&

4.4

Pathan to Prior, FOUR, Well timed! This ball was straigther and Prior connects well, gets bat to ball and sends it screaming down the ground for four, good shot!

4.5

Pathan to Prior, no run, not as full, still on off and Prior goes back and defends to cover

4.6

Pathan to Prior, no run, better ball, pitched on middle and off and held its line, Prior forward in defense

End of over 5 (4 runs) England 16/2 (188 runs required from 45 overs, RR: 3.20, RRR: 4.17)

    • MJ Prior 11 (17b 2x4)
    • KP Pietersen 0 (7b)
    • IK Pathan 3-0-9-2
    • S Sreesanth 2-0-7-0
5.1

Sreesanth to Pietersen, 1 run, short on off, played off the back foot towards cover-point, he wants the run and sprints down the pitch, Prior just makes it home at the other end, close call

5.2

Sreesanth to Prior, no run, full on off, defended and beats the bat, very close!

5.3

Sreesanth to Prior, 2 runs, on the pads, whipped away to Gambhir at square leg who dives to his left and saves four, that ball was in the air but didnt carry

5.4

Sreesanth to Prior, FOUR, full on off, Prior drives and manages to squeeze the ball in the gap between point and gully and the ball races away for four, not where he wanted it to go but he will take it

5.5

Sreesanth to Prior, no run, full and in the blockhole, dug out on the bounce to mid-off

5.6

Sreesanth to Prior, no run, slower ball on off, low bounce and Prior pokes at it and gets beaten, Dhoni collects

End of over 6 (7 runs) England 23/2 (181 runs required from 44 overs, RR: 3.83, RRR: 4.11)

    • MJ Prior 17 (22b 3x4)
    • KP Pietersen 1 (8b)
    • S Sreesanth 3-0-14-0
    • IK Pathan 3-0-9-2
6.1

Pathan to Pietersen, no run, short of a length on off, mistimes the back-foot drive to cover

6.2

Pathan to Pietersen, no run

6.3

Pathan to Pietersen, no run, fuller on middle and off, defended and gets an inside edge to square leg

6.4

Pathan to Pietersen, no run, shorter but the same line, Pietersen turns that to Sehwag at short mid-wicket

6.5

Pathan to Pietersen, no run, angling away from him on off, again that low bounce as Pietersen shoulders arms

6.6

Pathan to Pietersen, 1 leg bye, fuller on middle and off, Pietersen comes down the track to hit it, gets struck on the pads, Pathan lets out a loud appeal but the umpires not interested, very tricky stuff this from Pietersen

End of over 7 (1 run, maiden) England 24/2 (180 runs required from 43 overs, RR: 3.42, RRR: 4.18)

    • KP Pietersen 1 (14b)
    • MJ Prior 17 (22b 3x4)
    • IK Pathan 4-1-9-2
    • S Sreesanth 3-0-14-0

Constant trouble with the sight screen, third interruption, Pietersen not impressed

7.1

Sreesanth to Pietersen, FOUR, top shot, full on the pads and Pietersen will hardly miss those, easily picks that up and sends it over square leg for four!

7.2

Sreesanth to Pietersen, no run, better ball, not as full on off, left alone with a stride forward

7.3

Sreesanth to Pietersen, no run, good ball, short of a driving length on off, some seam movement into Pietersen as he walks into that shot

7.4

Sreesanth to Pietersen, FOUR, similar ball and again Pietersen walks into the shot, flicking across the line and getting four through mid-wicket, top shot again from the big man

7.5

Sreesanth to Pietersen, no run

7.6

Sreesanth to Pietersen, 1 run, dropped shorter and Pietersen makes room to work in on the onside for a single

End of over 8 (9 runs) England 33/2 (171 runs required from 42 overs, RR: 4.12, RRR: 4.07)

    • KP Pietersen 10 (20b 2x4)
    • MJ Prior 17 (22b 3x4)
    • S Sreesanth 4-0-23-0
    • IK Pathan 4-1-9-2
8.1

Pathan to Pietersen, no run, full on middle and leg, worked to mid-off and again shouts 'NO'

8.2

Pathan to Pietersen, FOUR, Oh shot! Comes down the pitch and works that through mid-wicket and mid-on for four more!

8.3

Pathan to Pietersen, FOUR, Yowza! Pathan drops short this time and Pietersen always saw that coming, stands tall and pulls that handsomely over mid-wicket for four more!

8.4

Pathan to Pietersen, 1 run

8.5

Pathan to Prior, no run, full and slower, Prior forward in defense

8.6

Pathan to Prior, no run, short of a length on middle and off, defended off the back foot

End of over 9 (9 runs) England 42/2 (162 runs required from 41 overs, RR: 4.66, RRR: 3.95)

    • MJ Prior 17 (24b 3x4)
    • KP Pietersen 19 (24b 4x4)
    • IK Pathan 5-1-18-2
    • S Sreesanth 4-0-23-0

bowling change: RP Singh brought on

9.1

Singh to Pietersen, no run, wide outside off, Prior goes for it and fails to connect

9.2

Singh to Pietersen, no run, fuller this time and punched towards cover

9.3

Singh to Pietersen, FOUR, full on the pads, Pietersen was early into his stride, walks across this stumps and flicks that disdainfully over square leg for four!

9.4

Singh to Pietersen, FOUR

9.5

Singh to Pietersen, no run, better, slower and fuller on middle and off, watchfully played to mid-on

9.6

Singh to Pietersen, no run, good ball! Held its line and rose as it passed Pietersen's forward prod, good ball to end an ordinary over

End of over 10 (8 runs) England 50/2 (154 runs required from 40 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 3.85)

    • KP Pietersen 27 (30b 6x4)
    • MJ Prior 17 (24b 3x4)
    • RP Singh 1-0-8-0
    • IK Pathan 5-1-18-2

50 up for England last over

10.1

Pathan to Prior, no run, fuller on and around off, guided to Yuvraj at point

10.2

Pathan to Prior, no run, good ball on off, kept its line, Prior watchfully defends

10.3

Pathan to Prior, no run, on the pads, played to Sehwag at short mid-wicket, not in complete control of that shot

10.4

Pathan to Prior, 1 run, full and jagging in from middle, worked fine for a single

10.5

Pathan to Pietersen, no run, slower ball, well bowled, on middle and off, Pietersen pushes to Sehwag again

10.6

Pathan to Pietersen, 1 leg bye, short again, Pietersen charges, lucky to get an inside edge off a hoik to square leg

End of over 11 (2 runs) England 52/2 (152 runs required from 39 overs, RR: 4.72, RRR: 3.89)

    • KP Pietersen 27 (32b 6x4)
    • MJ Prior 18 (28b 3x4)
    • IK Pathan 6-1-19-2
    • RP Singh 1-0-8-0

Another change: Harbhajan Singh replacing the wayward RP as Dravid chooses not to go for another Powerplay He batted well today, he will want to put in a good bowling performance as well

11.1

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, full on off, firmly driven to Sehwag at mid-off

11.2

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, angling into the pads, worked to square leg, Yuvraj moves to his left and throws it back but Prior safe

11.3

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, FOUR, Shot!Tossed up outside off, dragged from across the stumps for a four over mid-wicket

11.4

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, no run, good ball, beats him in the drive

11.5

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, OUT, Bhajji strikes! Tossed up bravely on off again, Prior tries a repeat of that slog-sweep but can only hit it high to deep backward square leg where Gambhir holds his nerve against the glaring sun and hold a fine catch! India are fighting hard and furious! Harbhajan gets a wicket in his first over, good bowling change, great strike

MJ Prior c Gambhir b Harbhajan Singh 22 (57m 31b 4x4 0x6) SR: 70.96

Flintoff comes out with his side in trouble

11.6

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, no run

End of over 12 (5 runs) England 57/3 (147 runs required from 38 overs, RR: 4.75, RRR: 3.86)

    • KP Pietersen 28 (35b 6x4)
    • A Flintoff 0 (0b)
    • Harbhajan Singh 1-0-5-1
    • IK Pathan 6-1-19-2

RP back

12.1

Singh to Flintoff, 1 run, full on middle and off, pushed to mid-on

12.2

Singh to Pietersen, 2 runs, on middle and leg, worked through mid-wicket for a brace

12.3

Singh to Pietersen, FOUR, fuller in length and Flintoff drives with one hand but gets enough on it to send the ball down the ground for four, brilliant!

12.4

Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, on the legs, worked square

12.5

Singh to Flintoff, no run

12.6

Singh to Flintoff, 2 runs, on the legs, eased around the corner for two more, erratic bowling this

End of over 13 (10 runs) England 67/3 (137 runs required from 37 overs, RR: 5.15, RRR: 3.70)

    • A Flintoff 3 (3b)
    • KP Pietersen 35 (38b 7x4)
    • RP Singh 2-0-18-0
    • Harbhajan Singh 1-0-5-1
13.1

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, good ball, drifter on off, Pietersen forward and gets beaten

13.2

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, another good ball, well forward in defense

13.3

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, tossed up, down the pitch and driven to mid-off for one

13.4

Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, 2 runs, good placement, short on off and Flintoff easily works that past point, Pietersen pushes for the second

13.5

Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, no run, flatter on middle and off, pushed back to Harbhajan

13.6

Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, no run, tossed up and defended off the backfoot

End of over 14 (3 runs) England 70/3 (134 runs required from 36 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 3.72)

    • A Flintoff 5 (6b)
    • KP Pietersen 36 (41b 7x4)
    • Harbhajan Singh 2-0-8-1
    • RP Singh 2-0-18-0
14.1

Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, full on the legs, easily flicked fine for a single

14.2

Singh to Flintoff, no run, short outside off, left alone

14.3

Singh to Flintoff, 2 runs, full on off, goes for a slog and mistimes it through mid-on

14.4

Singh to Flintoff, no run, short of a length, chopped into the ground and to cover on the bounce

14.5

Singh to Flintoff, 1 run

14.6

Singh to Pietersen, no run, full on off, pushed back to the bowler

End of over 15 (4 runs) England 74/3 (130 runs required from 35 overs, RR: 4.93, RRR: 3.71)

    • KP Pietersen 37 (43b 7x4)
    • A Flintoff 8 (10b)
    • RP Singh 3-0-22-0
    • Harbhajan Singh 2-0-8-1
15.1

Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, no run, tossed up, defended

15.2

Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, 1 run, tossed up on off, chipped down the ground to mid-on

15.3

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, FOUR, Good shot! Tossed up one middle and leg and swept hard for four past square leg

15.4

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, FOUR, and another! Full on off and he dances down the track and lofts that down to long-off for four, Pietersen on fire

15.5

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, faster on middle and leg, worked fine to bat-pad

15.6

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, full on off, driven to the bowler

End of over 16 (9 runs) England 83/3 (121 runs required from 34 overs, RR: 5.18, RRR: 3.55)

    • KP Pietersen 45 (47b 9x4)
    • A Flintoff 9 (12b)
    • Harbhajan Singh 3-0-17-1
    • RP Singh 3-0-22-0
16.1

Singh to Flintoff, no run, shaping away from middle to off , Flintoff shoulders arms

16.2

Singh to Flintoff, FOUR, lucky! Full on off, Flintoff throws the bat at it one-handed, the ball goes high over cover-point and into the ropes for four

16.3

Singh to Flintoff, 2 runs, short and worked through covers

16.4

Singh to Flintoff, FOUR, banged in short and he swats that JUST over mid-on for four more, Flintoff opening up

16.5

Singh to Flintoff, no run, quicker and short on off, mistimed to cover

16.6

Singh to Flintoff, 1 leg bye, full on middle and leg, outside edge towards point for a single

End of over 17 (11 runs) England 94/3 (110 runs required from 33 overs, RR: 5.52, RRR: 3.33)

    • A Flintoff 19 (18b 2x4)
    • KP Pietersen 45 (47b 9x4)
    • RP Singh 4-0-32-0
    • Harbhajan Singh 3-0-17-1
17.1

Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, no run, tossed up, played back to the bowler

17.2

Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, no run, shorter, punched off the back foot to mid-on who misfields

17.3

Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, FOUR, short on off, uses the pace to guide that cheekily past gully for four, good shot!

17.4

Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, no run, full on middle and off, takes it and flicks across the line to mid-wicket who dives and saves runs

17.5

Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, no run, full on middle and leg, prodded towards mid-on

17.6

Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, 1 run, identical ball and this time he drives it just wide of mid-on for a quick single

End of over 18 (5 runs) England 99/3 (105 runs required from 32 overs, RR: 5.50, RRR: 3.28)

    • A Flintoff 24 (24b 3x4)
    • KP Pietersen 45 (47b 9x4)
    • Harbhajan Singh 4-0-22-1
    • RP Singh 4-0-32-0

Sreesanth back into the attack 4 overs, 0 for 23 his figures

18.1

Sreesanth to Flintoff, no run, close! Pitched up and Pietersen mistimes a drive in the air and it falls just short of mid-off

18.2

Sreesanth to Flintoff, SIX, Majestic! Pitched up and he stands tall and lofts that straight back down the ground for six, what a fantastic shot! 100 up for England, 99 to get!

18.3

Sreesanth to Flintoff, no run, no run

18.4

Sreesanth to Flintoff, FOUR, full again and its chipped down to long-off for four

18.5

Sreesanth to Flintoff, no run, better ball, not as full and pushed back to Sreesanth

18.6

Sreesanth to Flintoff, SIX, Wow! Wow! Going, going, you heard it -- GONE!! Full on middle and leg and he awesomely flicks that high over deep mid-wicket for another big six! Theres no stopping this man Freddie! What a shot!

End of over 19 (16 runs) England 115/3 (89 runs required from 31 overs, RR: 6.05, RRR: 2.87)

    • A Flintoff 40 (30b 4x4 2x6)
    • KP Pietersen 45 (47b 9x4)
    • S Sreesanth 5-0-39-0
    • Harbhajan Singh 4-0-22-1
19.1

Yuvraj Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, full on middle and leg, driven to mid-on

19.1

Yuvraj Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, one run

19.2

Yuvraj Singh to Flintoff, no run, on legs, worked to mid-on

19.3

Yuvraj Singh to Flintoff, no run, no run

19.4

Yuvraj Singh to Flintoff, 1 run, full and pushed to mid-on

19.5

Yuvraj Singh to Pietersen, OUT, gone! Full toss on middle and leg, slogged high but right into Gambhir's hands on the deep midwicket ropes, well held and this match is not over yet! Pietersen departs, another big strike for India!

KP Pietersen c Gambhir b Yuvraj Singh 46 (85m 49b 9x4 0x6) SR: 93.87

Paul Collingwood is the new man in

19.6

Yuvraj Singh to Collingwood, no run, no run

End of over 20 (2 runs) England 117/4 (87 runs required from 30 overs, RR: 5.85, RRR: 2.90)

    • PD Collingwood 0 (1b)
    • A Flintoff 41 (33b 4x4 2x6)
    • Yuvraj Singh 1-0-2-1
    • S Sreesanth 5-0-39-0

Harbhajan to continue Two men deep on the onside 87 to win from 30 overs

20.1

Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, no run, full on middle and leg, pushed to mid-on

20.2

Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, no run, tossed up, goes forward to defend, ball lobs up off the pad, short leg takes the catch but that was not out

20.3

Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, no run, no run

20.4

Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, OUT, Harbhajan! BIG wicket!Tossed up on mddle and off, Flintoff goes for a sweep and fails to make contact, stumps, rapped in front of the stuumpire raises the finger, Freddie gone and India striking back! What a match we have on our hands, its far from over, big, big wicket for Harbhajan! He's having a good match

A Flintoff lbw b Harbhajan Singh 41 (38m 37b 4x4 2x6) SR: 110.81

Geraint Jones walks in to some disconcerting music from the Indians

20.5

Harbhajan Singh to Jones, no run, full on off, well forward in defense

20.6

Harbhajan Singh to Jones, no run, and again, full and defended

End of over 21 (wicket maiden) England 117/5 (87 runs required from 29 overs, RR: 5.57, RRR: 3.00)

    • GO Jones 0 (2b)
    • PD Collingwood 0 (1b)
    • Harbhajan Singh 5-1-22-2
    • Yuvraj Singh 1-0-2-1
21.1

Yuvraj Singh to Collingwood, 1 run

Yuvraj carries on, he got a vital breakthrough, that was a good bowling change to bring him on

21.2

Yuvraj Singh to Jones, no run, full on off, played towards mid-off

21.3

Yuvraj Singh to Jones, no run, no run

21.4

Yuvraj Singh to Jones, no run, flighted on off, played forward

21.5

Yuvraj Singh to Jones, no run, no run

21.6

Yuvraj Singh to Jones, 1 no ball, oversteps, no-ball called, bad stuff from Yuvraj

21.6

Yuvraj Singh to Jones, no run, flighted on off, left alone

End of over 22 (2 runs) England 119/5 (85 runs required from 28 overs, RR: 5.40, RRR: 3.03)

    • GO Jones 0 (8b)
    • PD Collingwood 1 (2b)
    • Yuvraj Singh 2-0-4-1
    • Harbhajan Singh 5-1-22-2
22.1

Harbhajan Singh to Collingwood, no run, tossed up, defended

22.2

Harbhajan Singh to Collingwood, 1 run, on off, guided to point

22.3

Harbhajan Singh to Jones, no run, full on off, defended

22.4

Harbhajan Singh to Jones, OUT, Harbhajan you beauty! Tossed up, quicker through the air, ball loops and beats Jones who is caught in all sorts of trouble - couldnt go forward, couldnt get back - and the ball sneaks through bat and pad and disturbs the furniture! Classic offpspinner's dismissa in a tense encounter! England struggling!

GO Jones b Harbhajan Singh 0 (6m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Blackwell comes in under a little pressure

22.5

Harbhajan Singh to Blackwell, no run, tossed up on off, drives to cover

22.6

Harbhajan Singh to Blackwell, no run, full on off again, prodded to the offside, great over from Bhajji

End of over 23 (1 run) England 120/6 (84 runs required from 27 overs, RR: 5.21, RRR: 3.11)

    • ID Blackwell 0 (2b)
    • PD Collingwood 2 (4b)
    • Harbhajan Singh 6-1-23-3
    • Yuvraj Singh 2-0-4-1
23.1

Yuvraj Singh to Collingwood, no run, what a ball! Turn and bounce as it rips past Collingwood's bat and hits Dhoni on the chest

23.2

Yuvraj Singh to Collingwood, no run, full on off, driven to covers

23.3

Yuvraj Singh to Collingwood, no run, What happened here? Gives it a rip, ball beats bat and hits something, loops up and Dravid at slip moves to his left and holds a one-handed catch, umpire not interested though, good bowling

23.4

Yuvraj Singh to Collingwood, no run, no run

23.5

Yuvraj Singh to Collingwood, no run, full on off, prodded forward

23.6

Yuvraj Singh to Collingwood, no run, full on off, raps the pad and a loud appeal but umpire shakes his head

End of over 24 (maiden) England 120/6 (84 runs required from 26 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 3.23)

    • PD Collingwood 2 (10b)
    • ID Blackwell 0 (2b)
    • Yuvraj Singh 3-1-4-1
    • Harbhajan Singh 6-1-23-3
24.1

Harbhajan Singh to Blackwell, no run, no run

24.2

Harbhajan Singh to Blackwell, no run

24.3

Harbhajan Singh to Blackwell, no run, pitched in line and straightened, the doosra, loud appeal but not out says umpire

24.4

Harbhajan Singh to Blackwell, FOUR, swept hard over midwicket for four, good shot!

24.5

Harbhajan Singh to Blackwell, no run, turn and bounce past the bat again

24.6

Harbhajan Singh to Blackwell, no run, the doosra again, rapped on the pads outside the line though

End of over 25 (4 runs) England 124/6 (80 runs required from 25 overs, RR: 4.96, RRR: 3.20)

    • ID Blackwell 4 (8b 1x4)
    • PD Collingwood 2 (10b)
    • Harbhajan Singh 7-1-27-3
    • Yuvraj Singh 3-1-4-1

80 to win from 25 overs Third Powerplay being used by Dravid

25.1

Yuvraj Singh to Collingwood, no run, beaten in the drive, Dhoni whips off the bails

25.2

Yuvraj Singh to Collingwood, no run

25.3

Yuvraj Singh to Collingwood, FOUR, bad ball, too short and he rocks back and pulls that well through mid-wicket, goos shot to take some pressure off

25.4

Yuvraj Singh to Collingwood, no run, full on off, pushed back to the bowler

25.5

Yuvraj Singh to Collingwood, 1 no ball, oversteps, Collingwood drives to mid-off

25.5

Yuvraj Singh to Collingwood, no run, better, short on off, left alone

25.6

Yuvraj Singh to Collingwood, no run, tossed up on off, defended watchfully

End of over 26 (5 runs) England 129/6 (75 runs required from 24 overs, RR: 4.96, RRR: 3.12)

    • PD Collingwood 6 (17b 1x4)
    • ID Blackwell 4 (8b 1x4)
    • Yuvraj Singh 4-1-9-1
    • Harbhajan Singh 7-1-27-3
26.1

Harbhajan Singh to Blackwell, 1 run, tossed up on leg, swept to fine leg for a single

26.2

Harbhajan Singh to Collingwood, no run, faster, Collingwood on the back foot and defends

26.3

Harbhajan Singh to Collingwood, 1 run, on middle and leg, worked through mid-wicket for one

26.4

Harbhajan Singh to Blackwell, 1 run, full again and easily swepr through square for a single

26.5

Harbhajan Singh to Collingwood, no run, full on off, defended

26.6

Harbhajan Singh to Collingwood, no run, good ball, flighted on off, forward in defense

End of over 27 (3 runs) England 132/6 (72 runs required from 23 overs, RR: 4.88, RRR: 3.13)

    • PD Collingwood 7 (21b 1x4)
    • ID Blackwell 6 (10b 1x4)
    • Harbhajan Singh 8-1-30-3
    • Yuvraj Singh 4-1-9-1
27.1

Yuvraj Singh to Blackwell, no run, short on off, left alone

27.2

Yuvraj Singh to Blackwell, no run, short and cut to gully

27.3

Yuvraj Singh to Blackwell, no run

27.4

Yuvraj Singh to Blackwell, no run, on middle and leg, worked easily to the onside

27.5

Yuvraj Singh to Blackwell, FOUR, full on off, misses the cut

27.6

Yuvraj Singh to Blackwell, no run

End of over 28 (4 runs) England 136/6 (68 runs required from 22 overs, RR: 4.85, RRR: 3.09)

    • ID Blackwell 10 (16b 2x4)
    • PD Collingwood 7 (21b 1x4)
    • Yuvraj Singh 5-1-13-1
    • Harbhajan Singh 8-1-30-3
28.1

Harbhajan Singh to Collingwood, 1 run, full on midle and leg, easily worked to mid-on

28.2

Harbhajan Singh to Blackwell, no run, full on off, well forward in defense

28.3

Harbhajan Singh to Blackwell, no run, full again and played back to the bowler

28.3

Harbhajan Singh to Blackwell, no run, very wide outside off and creams that through covers, good shot

28.4

Harbhajan Singh to Blackwell, no run, tossed up, went for the sweep but missed this time

28.5

Harbhajan Singh to Blackwell, OUT, gone! Gone! Tossed up again, played that sweep again, high, high in the air and that man Gambhir holds another fantastic catch JUST inside the ropes at deep mid-wicket and Blackwell has to go! What a catch and the home crowd loves it, England slip further

ID Blackwell c Gambhir b Harbhajan Singh 10 (22m 20b 2x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

28.6

Harbhajan Singh to Collingwood, no run, full on off, played forward, ball lobs off the pad and to bat-pad, but not out

End of over 29 (1 run) England 137/7 (67 runs required from 21 overs, RR: 4.72, RRR: 3.19)

    • PD Collingwood 8 (23b 1x4)
    • LE Plunkett 0 (0b)
    • Harbhajan Singh 9-1-31-4
    • Yuvraj Singh 5-1-13-1

England seven down, pressure on them

29.1

Yuvraj Singh to Plunkett, no run, full on off, forward defensive from Plunkett

29.2

Yuvraj Singh to Plunkett, no run

29.3

Yuvraj Singh to Plunkett, FOUR, very wide outside off and he creams that through covers

29.4

Yuvraj Singh to Plunkett, no run, full on off and spinning away, rapped on the front foot

29.5

Yuvraj Singh to Plunkett, no run

29.6

Yuvraj Singh to Plunkett, no run, full and defended again

End of over 30 (4 runs) England 141/7 (63 runs required from 20 overs, RR: 4.70, RRR: 3.15)

    • LE Plunkett 4 (6b 1x4)
    • PD Collingwood 8 (23b 1x4)
    • Yuvraj Singh 6-1-17-1
    • Harbhajan Singh 9-1-31-4
30.1

Harbhajan Singh to Collingwood, OUT, another one bites the dust! Full on middle and leg and he can only turn that to bat-pad where Kaif holds onto a blinder! Harbhajan picks up his fifth wicket! Second time against England, and boy does he love it! He lets out a war cry as the fielders embrace him, England in all sorts of trouble

PD Collingwood c Kaif b Harbhajan Singh 8 (43m 24b 1x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

30.2

Harbhajan Singh to Ali, no run, full on middle and leg, defended by Ali

30.3

Harbhajan Singh to Ali, no run, full again, Ali has no clue as he just gets pad forward

30.4

Harbhajan Singh to Ali, no run, beaten by the doosra! Turn, bounce, spin whatever you want to call it, Ali goes forward, gets beaten by a mile, Dhoni whips off the bails, its all happening here

30.5

Harbhajan Singh to Ali, no run

last ball coming up for Harbhajan

30.6

Harbhajan Singh to Ali, no run, almost! Tossed up on middle and leg, prodded at and the ball turns to the onside and lands safe of the fielder, Ali survives, but what a fantastic spell of offspin from this man. He was in all sorts of trouble in the Test series but he has bounced back magnificently, 5 for 31 he picks up

End of over 31 (wicket maiden) England 141/8 (63 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 4.54, RRR: 3.31)

    • Kabir Ali 0 (5b)
    • LE Plunkett 4 (6b 1x4)
    • Harbhajan Singh 10-2-31-5
    • Yuvraj Singh 6-1-17-1
31.1

Yuvraj Singh to Plunkett, 1 run

31.2

Yuvraj Singh to Ali, OUT, England slip to new lows! Full on off and turns in, raps him plumb in front of the stumps, umpire has no hesitation in saying out, Yuvraj strikes again, India truly on top of this match! Wow!

Kabir Ali lbw b Yuvraj Singh 0 (4m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

31.3

Yuvraj Singh to Anderson, no run, full on off, padded away

31.4

Yuvraj Singh to Anderson, no run, similar ball, left alone

31.5

Yuvraj Singh to Anderson, FOUR

31.6

Yuvraj Singh to Anderson, FOUR, and again, short and cracked through covers for four more

End of over 32 (9 runs) England 150/9 (54 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 4.68, RRR: 3.00)

    • JM Anderson 8 (4b 2x4)
    • LE Plunkett 5 (7b 1x4)
    • Yuvraj Singh 7-1-26-2
    • Harbhajan Singh 10-2-31-5

Sehwag comes on now

32.1

Sehwag to Plunkett, no run, on middle and leg, played to the onside

32.2

Sehwag to Plunkett, no run, pushed to off side

32.3

Sehwag to Plunkett, no run, full on leg, played to bat-pad

32.4

Sehwag to Plunkett, no run

32.5

Sehwag to Plunkett, no run

32.6

Sehwag to Plunkett, 1 run

End of over 33 (1 run) England 151/9 (53 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 4.57, RRR: 3.11)

    • LE Plunkett 6 (13b 1x4)
    • JM Anderson 8 (4b 2x4)
    • V Sehwag 1-0-1-0
    • Yuvraj Singh 7-1-26-2
33.1

Yuvraj Singh to Plunkett, no run, full on off, defended

33.2

Yuvraj Singh to Plunkett, no run, full on off, again defended

33.3

Yuvraj Singh to Plunkett, no run, on legs, defended

33.4

Yuvraj Singh to Plunkett, no run, no run

33.5

Yuvraj Singh to Plunkett, no run, on off, steered to gully

33.6

Yuvraj Singh to Plunkett, no run, flighted on off, forward in defense

End of over 34 (maiden) England 151/9 (53 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 4.44, RRR: 3.31)

    • LE Plunkett 6 (19b 1x4)
    • JM Anderson 8 (4b 2x4)
    • Yuvraj Singh 8-2-26-2
    • V Sehwag 1-0-1-0
34.1

Sehwag to Anderson, 1 run, on the pads, worked square for a single

34.2

Sehwag to Plunkett, 1 run, full on off, pushed past mid-off

34.3

Sehwag to Anderson, 1 run, on the legs, clipped fine for a single

34.3

Sehwag to Anderson, 1 run, no run

34.4

Sehwag to Plunkett, 1 run, on legs, clipped fine for a single

34.5

Sehwag to Anderson, no run, no run

34.6

Sehwag to Anderson, no run, no run

End of over 35 (4 runs) England 155/9 (49 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 4.42, RRR: 3.26)

    • JM Anderson 10 (8b 2x4)
    • LE Plunkett 8 (21b 1x4)
    • V Sehwag 2-0-5-0
    • Yuvraj Singh 8-2-26-2
35.1

Yuvraj Singh to Plunkett, no run, no run

35.2

Yuvraj Singh to Plunkett, no run, full on off, pushed to cover-point

35.3

Yuvraj Singh to Plunkett, no run, full on middle and leg, played fine but no chance of a run

35.3

Yuvraj Singh to Plunkett, no run, no run

35.4

Yuvraj Singh to Plunkett, no run, beaten in the flight, that was tossed up deceivingly on off

35.5

Yuvraj Singh to Plunkett, FOUR, taken from outside off and swept through the onside for four

35.6

Yuvraj Singh to Plunkett, no run, no run

End of over 36 (4 runs) England 159/9 (45 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 4.41, RRR: 3.21)

    • LE Plunkett 12 (27b 2x4)
    • JM Anderson 10 (8b 2x4)
    • Yuvraj Singh 9-2-30-2
    • V Sehwag 2-0-5-0

Pathan back on

36.1

Pathan to Anderson, no run, outside off, beaten in the cut, low bounce to Dhoni

36.2

Pathan to Anderson, 1 run, full on off, pushed through covers

36.3

Pathan to Plunkett, no run, better length on off, defended back to Pathan

36.4

Pathan to Plunkett, 1 run, full on off, pokes at it and gets an edge down to third man

36.5

Pathan to Anderson, no run, full and swinging in, raps his pads, Pathan appeals but ther was some noise there, inside edge perhaps as the umpire says no

36.6

Pathan to Anderson, 1 leg bye, full on the pads, ball clips the boot and trickles fine for a single

End of over 37 (3 runs) England 162/9 (42 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 4.37, RRR: 3.23)

    • JM Anderson 11 (12b 2x4)
    • LE Plunkett 13 (29b 2x4)
    • IK Pathan 7-1-21-2
    • Yuvraj Singh 9-2-30-2
37.1

Yuvraj Singh to Anderson, no run, tossed up, well forward in defense

37.2

Yuvraj Singh to Anderson, no run, shorter and he misses the cut, that was close to the stumps

37.3

Yuvraj Singh to Anderson, 1 run, one run

41 needed now from 75 balls

37.4

Yuvraj Singh to Plunkett, 1 run, tossed up and easily driven to long-off for a single

37.5

Yuvraj Singh to Anderson, no run, turn and bounce - the doosra - as it beats the bat, very good ball from Yuvraj

37.6

Yuvraj Singh to Anderson, no run, on the pads, worked fine but to the fielder there

End of over 38 (2 runs) England 164/9 (40 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 4.31, RRR: 3.33)

    • JM Anderson 12 (17b 2x4)
    • LE Plunkett 14 (30b 2x4)
    • Yuvraj Singh 10-2-32-2
    • IK Pathan 7-1-21-2
38.1

Pathan to Plunkett, OUT, all over! Pathan wraps it up! Pushes one fast on off, Plunkett pokes at it and Dhoni glady takes the edge, England all out for 164, India win by 39 runs! What a match, a complete cracker, wickets, runs, catches, it was all here at the Kotla! India fought back tremendously with the ball to script a great win, England just lacked the fight after Pietersen and Flintoff fell

LE Plunkett c †Dhoni b Pathan 14 (36m 31b 2x4 0x6) SR: 45.16

Well, India victors by 39 runs They will be pleased as punch with this performance Their batting never really took off in the face of some good bowling by England's seamers, some rash strokes were responsible for wickets at regular intervals, only Harbhajan with a spirited 37 lifted them to 203 In the end though it was too much for England, who also got off to a horrible start as Pathan nabbed out to early wickets Flintoff and Pietersen led a fightback but Dravid backed his spinners, and Harbhajan finished with a career-best 5 for 31, what a match he had Yuvraj chipped in with two wickets as well India take a 1-0 lead in the series Harbhajan is the righful Man-of-the-Match for his 37 and 5-31 later in the day, a great allround performance from him "It feels great to be back in the wickets...its been a while and it really is special...i was confident of getting back and God was kind to me today, I bounced back with five wickets...thanks to all who kept faith in me"

Flintoff hopefull of bouncing back in the next game

Dravid: "i dont think we batted well at all, 203 was not enough...but harbhajan bowled brilliantly...and Irfan bowled some very good first overs for us....once you put people under pressure strange things happen....harbhajan did excellently well today, he also scored those 37 vital runs...

Thats all from the presentation ceremony, hope youve enjoyed this match Please join us for the second ODI on March 31, coverage will begin at 3:30GMT [9 am IST} This is Jamie Alter saying cheers and goodbye

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