England tour of India, 2005/06 / Commentary

England in India ODI Series - 3rd ODI

India v England

India won by 49 runs

0.1

Anderson to Sehwag, no run, left alone outside the off stump

0.2

Anderson to Sehwag, no run, good length delivery, Sehwag leaves it to keeper

0.3

Anderson to Sehwag, no run, good length delivery, Sehwag defends it carefully

0.4

Anderson to Sehwag, no run, left alone outside the off stump

0.5

Anderson to Sehwag, no run, good length delivery, Sehwag pushes it to the point fielder

0.6

Anderson to Sehwag, no run, good length delivery, Sehwag stands tall, defends it to off side

End of over 1 (maiden) India 0/0 (RR: 0.00)
V Sehwag    0* (6b)      JM Anderson    1-1-0-0
R Dravid    0* (0b)     

1.1

Mahmood to Dravid, 1 wide, pitched way down the leg side, Umpire calls it as wide

1.1

Mahmood to Dravid, no run, left alone outside the off stump

1.2

Mahmood to Dravid, no run, good length delivery pitched on the stumps, Dravid carefully defends it to mid-off

1.3

Mahmood to Dravid, no run, pitched outside the off stump, angling across the batsman, no shot offered

1.4

Mahmood to Dravid, no run, pitched up, Dravid drives straight to the fielder at point

1.5

Mahmood to Dravid, no run, left alone outside the off stump

1.6

Mahmood to Dravid, no run, good length delivery on the off and middle stumps, Dravid defends it carefully

End of over 2 (1 run) India 1/0 (RR: 0.50)
R Dravid    0* (6b)      SI Mahmood    1-0-1-0
V Sehwag    0* (6b)      JM Anderson    1-1-0-0

2.1

Anderson to Sehwag, no run, good length delivery, Sehwag cuts straight into the hands of point fielder

2.2

Anderson to Sehwag, no run, left alone outside the off stump

2.3

Anderson to Sehwag, 1 run, good length delivery pitched outside the off stump, Sehwag guided it to third-man region

2.4

Anderson to Dravid, FOUR, pitched up wide outside the off stump, Dravid drives nicely to cover fence

2.5

Anderson to Dravid, 1 run, good length delivery, Dravid defends it to gully region

2.6

Anderson to Sehwag, no run, left alone outside the off stump

End of over 3 (6 runs) India 7/0 (RR: 2.33)
V Sehwag    1* (10b)      JM Anderson    2-1-6-0
R Dravid    5* (8b 1x4)      SI Mahmood    1-0-1-0

3.1

Mahmood to Dravid, 1 run, good length delivery pitched on the stump, Dravid turns it to square leg region for an easy single

3.2

Mahmood to Sehwag, no run, good length delivery, Sehwag defends it

3.3

Mahmood to Sehwag, FOUR, pitched up, Sehwag drives nicely up in the air to deep point fence

3.4

Mahmood to Sehwag, no run, good length delivey, Sehwag defends it on the back foot

3.5

Mahmood to Sehwag, no run, good length delivery, Sehwag pushes it to point

3.6

Mahmood to Sehwag, 1 run, good length delivery, Sehwag guided it to third man region

End of over 4 (6 runs) India 13/0 (RR: 3.25)
V Sehwag    6* (15b 1x4)      SI Mahmood    2-0-7-0
R Dravid    6* (9b 1x4)      JM Anderson    2-1-6-0

4.1

Anderson to Sehwag, no run, left alone outside the off stump

4.2

Anderson to Sehwag, 2 runs, good length delivery just outside the off stump, Sehwag cuts nicely to deep point region

4.3

Anderson to Sehwag, no run, short of a good length delivery, Sehwag goes for cut and gets beaten

4.4

Anderson to Sehwag, no run, good length delivery, Sehwag drives nicely to point fielder

4.5

Anderson to Sehwag, 2 runs, good length delivery, Sehwag drives nicely to third man region

4.6

Anderson to Sehwag, no run, .

End of over 5 (4 runs) India 17/0 (RR: 3.40)
V Sehwag    10* (21b 1x4)      JM Anderson    3-1-10-0
R Dravid    6* (9b 1x4)      SI Mahmood    2-0-7-0

5.1

Mahmood to Dravid, 1 run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, defended on the back-foot and the ball rolls away well in front of point, quick single taken

5.2

Mahmood to Sehwag, 1 run, another short of a good length delivery on the stumps, Sehwag stands tall on the back-foot and defends it down on the leg side, Dravid calls for the single and sprints across, Mahmood follows it up nicely but fails to hits the stumps at the striker's end

5.3

Mahmood to Dravid, no run, probing delivery outside the off stump, Dravid leaves it through to the keeper

5.4

Mahmood to Dravid, no run, another tight delivery, defended down on the off side

5.5

Mahmood to Dravid, FOUR, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, no real width there, Dravid leans back - makes room and cuts it away well wide of the gully fielder, third man moves across quickly in the deep but the diving effort end in vain

5.6

Mahmood to Dravid, no run, again bit of width offered outside the off stump, Dravid cuts hard but finds the fielder at backward point

End of over 6 (6 runs) India 23/0 (RR: 3.83)
R Dravid    11* (14b 2x4)      SI Mahmood    3-0-13-0
V Sehwag    11* (22b 1x4)      JM Anderson    3-1-10-0

6.1

Anderson to Sehwag, no run, defended down to silly mid-on

6.2

Anderson to Sehwag, FOUR, good length delivery outside the off stump, Sehwag makes room and drives it on the up, ball rockets away through the gap between the cover fielders

6.3

Anderson to Sehwag, no run, the one that cuts back in, Sehwag plays down the wrong line and gets hit on the pad, appeal for lbw turned down, missing leg by a long way

6.4

Anderson to Sehwag, OUT, bowled'm! good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, hint of in swing, almost similar to the delivery that Sehwag hammered for four previously but this time Sehwag plays down the wrong line and the ball crashes into the stumps, Anderson with the breakthrough!

V Sehwag b Anderson 15 (27m 26b 2x4 0x6) SR: 57.69

6.5

Anderson to Pathan, no run, fulltoss outside the off stump, driven straight to the fielder at point - missed out there

6.6

Anderson to Pathan, no run, driven down mid-off

End of over 7 (4 runs) India 27/1 (RR: 3.85)
IK Pathan    0* (2b)      JM Anderson    4-1-14-1
R Dravid    11* (14b 2x4)      SI Mahmood    3-0-13-0

7.1

Mahmood to Dravid, FOUR, good length delivery, coming in with the angle, Dravid drives and drives well, ball races away to the long-on fence, lovely shot

7.2

Mahmood to Dravid, 1 run, driven wide of the fielder at mid-off, quick single taken

7.3

Mahmood to Pathan, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, ball stopped a bit after hitting the deck, Pathan drives on the up and the ball goes in the air, one bounce and straight to the fielder at cover, almost carried all the way!

7.4

Mahmood to Pathan, 1 wide, way outside the off stump

7.4

Mahmood to Pathan, 1 run, turned away off the pads to the fine leg region

7.5

Mahmood to Dravid, no run, defended outside the off stump

7.6

Mahmood to Dravid, 1 run, turned away well wide of the fielder at midwicket

End of over 8 (8 runs) India 35/1 (RR: 4.37)
R Dravid    17* (18b 3x4)      SI Mahmood    4-0-21-0
IK Pathan    1* (4b)      JM Anderson    4-1-14-1

8.1

Anderson to Dravid, no run, good length delivery, defended outside the off stump

8.2

Anderson to Dravid, no run, played back to the bowler

8.3

Anderson to Dravid, 1 wide, beaten outside the off stump

8.3

Anderson to Dravid, no run

8.4

Anderson to Dravid, 1 wide, again way down the leg side, anderson struggling a bit here

8.4

Anderson to Dravid, no run, left alone outside the off stump

8.5

Anderson to Dravid, no run, defended outside the off stump

8.6

Anderson to Dravid, no run, on the middle and leg stump line, turned away on the leg side

Flintoff into the attack now.

End of over 9 (2 runs) India 37/1 (RR: 4.11)
R Dravid    17* (24b 3x4)      JM Anderson    5-1-16-1
IK Pathan    1* (4b)      SI Mahmood    4-0-21-0

9.1

Flintoff to Pathan, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, angling across, defended on the front-foot and the ball rolls away towards cover

9.2

Flintoff to Pathan, no run, in the channel outside the off stump, driven straight to the fielder at mid-off

9.3

Flintoff to Pathan, no run, on the middle and leg stump line, was the slower delivery, Pathan defends it straight back to the bowler

9.4

Flintoff to Pathan, no run, good length delivery, hint of away swing, Pathan drives and ends up with an inside edge onto his pad

9.5

Flintoff to Pathan, FOUR, pitched up outside the off stump, Pathan gets enough room to free his arms and he squeezes it away through cover point, Collingwood at point goes after it but the ball wins the race

9.6

Flintoff to Pathan, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, defended towards cover

10 overs up - Flintoff opts for PowerPlay two.

End of over 10 (4 runs) India 41/1 (RR: 4.10)
IK Pathan    5* (10b 1x4)      A Flintoff    1-0-4-0
R Dravid    17* (24b 3x4)      JM Anderson    5-1-16-1

10.1

Anderson to Dravid, 1 run, short of a good length delivery, coming in with the angle, Dravid stands tall on the back-foot and defends it down on the off side, Pathan responds well to the call and a quick single is taken

10.2

Anderson to Pathan, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, driven down to mid-off

10.3

Anderson to Pathan, no run, another tight delivery from Anderson, forced away towards cover

10.4

Anderson to Pathan, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, angling away from the left-hander, Pathan stays back and defends it down to gully

10.5

Anderson to Pathan, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, driven straight to the fielder at gully

10.6

Anderson to Pathan, no run, closer to the off stump line, driven in the air and straight to the fielder at cover, almost carried

Another good over from Anderson comes to an end.

End of over 11 (1 run) India 42/1 (RR: 3.81)
IK Pathan    5* (15b 1x4)      JM Anderson    6-1-17-1
R Dravid    18* (25b 3x4)      A Flintoff    1-0-4-0

11.1

Flintoff to Dravid, no run, short of a good length delivery, cutting in from outside the off stump, defended on the back-foot - well bowled and well played

11.2

Flintoff to Dravid, 1 wide, good length delivery down the leg side, Dravid fails to make contact

11.2

Flintoff to Dravid, 1 run, good length delivery on the middle and leg stump line, Dravid leans forward and turns it away on the leg side, played with soft hands, Shah at midwicket takes it easy and a quick single is added to the total - well run

11.3

Flintoff to Pathan, no run, edged away on the leg side, square leg moves across quickly and cuts off the single

11.4

Flintoff to Pathan, 1 no ball, called for overstepping, short and wide outside the off stump, Pathan goes after it but fails to connect

11.4

Flintoff to Pathan, FOUR, shot! good length delivery outside the off stump, angling away from the left-hander, Pathan gets a good stride forward and drills it through the gap between the cover fielders, excellent timing and placement - just lined it up and went through with the shot

11.5

Flintoff to Pathan, no run, defended outside the off stump

11.6

Flintoff to Pathan, no run, played away towards cover

Liam Plunkett into the attack now.

End of over 12 (7 runs) India 49/1 (RR: 4.08)
IK Pathan    9* (20b 2x4)      A Flintoff    2-0-11-0
R Dravid    19* (27b 3x4)      JM Anderson    6-1-17-1

12.1

Plunkett to Dravid, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, hint of away swing, Dravid drives off the back-foot and the ball rolls away towards cover, not a well timed shot

12.2

Plunkett to Dravid, no run, defended on the back-foot and the ball rolls away behind the stumps on the off side, Dravid calls for the single but Pathan sends him back

12.3

Plunkett to Dravid, no run, good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, defended towards point

12.4

Plunkett to Dravid, 1 run, good elngth delivery outside the off stump, Dravid drives it down to mid-off and takes off for a single, Flintoff at mid-off fails to hit the stumps at the bowler's end and Dravid makes it across safely, direct hit and Dravid was a goner - 50 comes up for India

12.5

Plunkett to Pathan, no run, forced away towards point

12.6

Plunkett to Pathan, FOUR, fulltoss outside the off stump and that's jabbed through the narrow gap between mid-off and cover, bad ball put away in style!

Time for Drinks. India off to a decent start here, Dravid and Pathan have so far added 27 runs for the second wicket. Flintoff to continue.

End of over 13 (5 runs) India 54/1 (RR: 4.15)
IK Pathan    13* (22b 3x4)      LE Plunkett    1-0-5-0
R Dravid    20* (31b 3x4)      A Flintoff    2-0-11-0

13.1

Flintoff to Dravid, no run, good length delivery, cutting in from outside the off stump, Dravid gets forward and defends it away towards cover point

13.2

Flintoff to Dravid, no run, on the middle and leg stump line, turned away off the back-foot to the midwicket region

13.3

Flintoff to Dravid, no run, another off-cutter, defended on the front-foot and the ball rolls away on the leg side, fielder moves in quickly and negates the chance of a single

13.4

Flintoff to Dravid, 1 run, drifting down the leg side, wrong line, Dravid gets well inside the line and plays it down to fine leg for an easy single

13.5

Flintoff to Pathan, 2 runs, on the middle and leg stump line, worked away behind square on the leg side

13.6

Flintoff to Pathan, 1 wide, good length but wide of the off stump, Pathan lets it go to the keeper

13.6

Flintoff to Pathan, 1 no ball, extras continue to mount, no-ball on this occasion, defended on the back-foot and the ball rolls away towards cover

13.6

Flintoff to Pathan, no run, wide outside the off stump, Pathan leaves it through to the keeper

End of over 14 (5 runs) India 59/1 (RR: 4.21)
IK Pathan    15* (25b 3x4)      A Flintoff    3-0-16-0
R Dravid    21* (35b 3x4)      LE Plunkett    1-0-5-0

14.1

Plunkett to Dravid, FOUR, short of a length and outside off stump, asking to be hit and Dravid cuts it away to the backward point fence, no stopping that!

14.2

Plunkett to Dravid, no run, good line and length delivery, cutting in from outside the off stump, Dravid pushes forward and defends it down into the track, excellent comeback delivery

14.3

Plunkett to Dravid, no run, short of a length and outside the off stump, coming in with the angle, Dravid cut off the back-foot and the ball rolls away off the bottom half of the bat

14.4

Plunkett to Dravid, 1 run, good length delivery on the middle and leg stump line, Dravid moves across a bit and works it away well wide of the fielder at mdiwicket

14.5

Plunkett to Pathan, no run, worked away from outside the off stump to the midwicket area

14.6

Plunkett to Pathan, no run, good line and length delivery, Pathan drives off the front-foot and the ball rolls down to the mid-off region

End of over 15 (5 runs) India 64/1 (RR: 4.26)
IK Pathan    15* (27b 3x4)      LE Plunkett    2-0-10-0
R Dravid    26* (39b 4x4)      A Flintoff    3-0-16-0

15.1

Blackwell to Dravid, no run, starts off with a good line and length delivery, driven back to the bowler

15.2

Blackwell to Dravid, no run, defended down on the off side

15.3

Blackwell to Dravid, 1 run, comes down the track to the pitch of the delivery and forces it away towards cover

15.4

Blackwell to Pathan, 1 run, on the middle and off stump line, driven straight back down the track to long-on

15.5

Blackwell to Dravid, FOUR, slightly short and bit wide outside the off stump, Dravid rocks back and cuts late, ball rockets away to the backwards point fence, sweetly timed shot

15.6

Blackwell to Dravid, 1 run, on the middle and leg stump line, turned away towards square leg, excellent placement and a well judged single is added to the total

Double bowling change - Collingwood into the attack now.

End of over 16 (7 runs) India 71/1 (RR: 4.43)
R Dravid    32* (44b 5x4)      ID Blackwell    1-0-7-0
IK Pathan    16* (28b 3x4)      LE Plunkett    2-0-10-0

16.1

Collingwood to Dravid, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Dravid drives on the back-foot, ball clips the inside edge and crashes into the pad

16.2

Collingwood to Dravid, 1 run, good length delivery, Dravid quick goes back and drives it away through cover point, there is protection in the deep

16.3

Collingwood to Pathan, 2 runs, good length delivery outside the off stump, angling away from the left-hander, Pathan gets forward and drives it away well wide of the diving fielder at cover, Plunkett hurtles across in the deep and cuts off the boundary

16.4

Collingwood to Pathan, 1 run, good line and length delivery, Pathan steers it down to third man for a single

16.5

Collingwood to Dravid, no run, another line and length delivery, Dravid drives off the front-foot and the ball rolls away towards cover

16.6

Collingwood to Dravid, 2 runs, good length delivery, Dravid stays back and tucks it away to deep backward square leg, runs hard and comfortably makes it back for the second

End of over 17 (6 runs) India 77/1 (RR: 4.52)
R Dravid    35* (48b 5x4)      PD Collingwood    1-0-6-0
IK Pathan    19* (30b 3x4)      ID Blackwell    1-0-7-0

17.1

Blackwell to Pathan, 1 run, turned away through midwicket for an easy single which brings up the 50 partnership

17.2

Blackwell to Dravid, 1 run, turned away to the vacant square leg region

17.3

Blackwell to Pathan, no run, beaten outside the off stump, Jones fails to collect it properly

17.4

Blackwell to Pathan, no run, defended watchfully

17.5

Blackwell to Pathan, no run

17.6

Blackwell to Pathan, 1 leg bye, goes for the sweep and gets beaten, ball rolls away off the pad and a quick single is taken

End of over 18 (3 runs) India 80/1 (RR: 4.44)
IK Pathan    20* (35b 3x4)      ID Blackwell    2-0-9-0
R Dravid    36* (49b 5x4)      PD Collingwood    1-0-6-0

18.1

Collingwood to Pathan, 1 wide, down the leg side

18.1

Collingwood to Pathan, 1 run, driven wide of the cover fielder

18.2

Collingwood to Dravid, 1 run, played down to mid-on

18.3

Collingwood to Pathan, no run

18.4

Collingwood to Pathan, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, angling away, Pathan goes for the pull and gets beaten

18.5

Collingwood to Pathan, no run, forced away towards point

18.6

Collingwood to Pathan, no run, probing line and length, Pathan drives on the up and gets beaten by a long way

End of over 19 (3 runs) India 83/1 (RR: 4.36)
IK Pathan    21* (40b 3x4)      PD Collingwood    2-0-9-0
R Dravid    37* (50b 5x4)      ID Blackwell    2-0-9-0

19.1

Blackwell to Dravid, 1 run, on the stumps, swept down to fine leg for an easy single

19.2

Blackwell to Pathan, SIX, max! comes down the track to the pitch of the delivery and lofts it straight back over the bowler's head and the ball clears the long-on fence

19.3

Blackwell to Pathan, no run, tight delivery outside the off stump, defended

19.4

Blackwell to Pathan, no run, turned away on the leg side

19.5

Blackwell to Pathan, no run, drifting down the leg side, Pathan fails to make contact

19.6

Blackwell to Pathan, no run, turned away off the pads to the midwicket region

End of over 20 (7 runs) India 90/1 (RR: 4.50)
IK Pathan    27* (45b 3x4 1x6)      ID Blackwell    3-0-16-0
R Dravid    38* (51b 5x4)      PD Collingwood    2-0-9-0

20.1

Collingwood to Dravid, 1 run, turned away off the pads to long-leg

20.2

Collingwood to Pathan, 1 run, angling across, glided down to third man for a single

20.3

Collingwood to Dravid, 1 run, again worked away to fine leg for a single

20.4

Collingwood to Pathan, no run, defended down on the leg side

20.5

Collingwood to Pathan, no run, driven down to mid-off

20.6

Collingwood to Pathan, 1 run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, cut away off the back-foot to the third man region for an easy single

End of over 21 (4 runs) India 94/1 (RR: 4.47)
IK Pathan    29* (49b 3x4 1x6)      PD Collingwood    3-0-13-0
R Dravid    40* (53b 5x4)      ID Blackwell    3-0-16-0

21.1

Blackwell to Pathan, no run

21.2

Blackwell to Pathan, 1 run, swept away backward of square for a single

21.3

Blackwell to Dravid, no run, tossed up outside off, Dravid defends with soft hands and thinks of a single, but decdes against

21.4

Blackwell to Dravid, no run, comes fown the track and drives to the man at cover, cant get it in the gap though

21.5

Blackwell to Dravid, 1 run, tries to play it to mid-off, ball takes the outside edge and rolls away backward of point

21.6

Blackwell to Pathan, 1 run, tossed up delivery, Pathan gets to the pitch of the delivery and drives it to longon, easy single taken

End of over 22 (3 runs) India 97/1 (RR: 4.40)
IK Pathan    31* (52b 3x4 1x6)      ID Blackwell    4-0-19-0
R Dravid    41* (56b 5x4)      PD Collingwood    3-0-13-0

22.1

Collingwood to Pathan, 1 run, good length delivery outside off, Pathan drives with a straight bat to deep mid-off and takes a single before the fielder from extra cover can jog across and field the ball

22.2

Collingwood to Dravid, FOUR, good delivery from Collingwood, just outside of the offstump, Dravid cuts it off the backfoot, the ball takes the outside edge of the bat and runs away to the thirdman fence, that boundary brings up the Indian 100!

22.3

Collingwood to Dravid, 1 wide, full delivery down the legside, rightly called wide

22.3

Collingwood to Dravid, 1 run, short and wide this time, Dravid cuts it away off the backfoot, there's a man out sweeping the boundary there and its just a single then

22.4

Collingwood to Pathan, 1 run, driven uppishly to mid-off for a single

22.5

Collingwood to Dravid, OUT, Collingwood nets the big fish! short and wide from Collingwood, Dravid goes back and cuts it hard, the ball doesn't come off the wicket as quickly as Dravid expected, the ball takes the inside edge of the bat and rearranges the woodwork behind. That's a big wicket for England, Dravid was looking in good nick and looked good for a big score!

R Dravid b Collingwood 46 (101m 59b 6x4 0x6) SR: 77.96

Yuvraj Singh walks out to replace his skipper out in the middle

22.6

Collingwood to Yuvraj Singh, no run, good length one outside off, Yuvraj Singh fishes at it and is beaten

Flintoff opts for the third powerplay

End of over 23 (8 runs) India 105/2 (RR: 4.56)
Yuvraj Singh    0* (1b)      PD Collingwood    4-0-21-1
IK Pathan    33* (54b 3x4 1x6)      ID Blackwell    4-0-19-0

23.1

Mahmood to Pathan, no run, good length delivery, Pathan comes down the track and punches it down to mid-off

23.2

Mahmood to Pathan, 1 run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, cut away well wide of the diving gully fielder

23.3

Mahmood to Yuvraj Singh, no run, good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, driven back to the bowler

23.4

Mahmood to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, pitched in line and angling across, Yuvraj drives off the front-foot and the ball races away off the inside edge to the fine leg fence, lucky runs

23.5

Mahmood to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, short and wide outside the off stump, Yuvraj stays back and cuts hard, fielder at gully got a touch on it but still the ball raced away to the fence, powerful shot that

23.6

Mahmood to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, another short delivery outside the off stump, cut away to third man for an easy single, end of an expensive over

End of over 24 (10 runs) India 115/2 (RR: 4.79)
Yuvraj Singh    9* (5b 2x4)      SI Mahmood    5-0-31-0
IK Pathan    34* (56b 3x4 1x6)      PD Collingwood    4-0-21-1

24.1

Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, good length delivery on the pads, eased away on the leg side for a brace, Yuvraj on the move

24.2

Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, no run, defended outside the off stump

24.3

Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, good length delivery, angling across the left-hander, Yuvraj drives on the up and the ball rolls away towards extra cover

24.4

Flintoff to Pathan, no run, another probing delivery, driven straight to the fielder at mid-off

24.5

Flintoff to Pathan, 1 run, short delivery, pulled away behind square on the leg side

24.6

Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, 3 runs, good length delivery outside the off stump, driven wide of the fielder at cover, good diving effort in the deep saves one run

End of over 25 (7 runs) India 122/2 (RR: 4.88)
Yuvraj Singh    15* (9b 2x4)      A Flintoff    4-0-23-0
IK Pathan    35* (58b 3x4 1x6)      SI Mahmood    5-0-31-0

25.1

Mahmood to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, good length delivery outside the off stump, bowled from round the wicket, Yuvraj drives and the ball rolls away off the inside edge

25.2

Mahmood to Pathan, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Pathan goes after it and is beaten by the lack of bounce

25.3

Mahmood to Pathan, 1 run, fuller length delivery outside the off stump, Pathan drives hard towards gully, diving half stop there saves runs but fails to cut off the single

25.4

Mahmood to Yuvraj Singh, no run, well disguised slower delivery outside the off stump, Yuvraj ends up diving it back to the bowler, well bowled

25.5

Mahmood to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, fulltoss on the pads, probably the slower delivery gone wrong, Yuvraj steps forward and whips it away to the square leg fence, easy pickings

25.6

Mahmood to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, driven wide of the gully fielder, quick single to end the over

End of over 26 (7 runs) India 129/2 (RR: 4.96)
Yuvraj Singh    21* (13b 3x4)      SI Mahmood    6-0-38-0
IK Pathan    36* (60b 3x4 1x6)      A Flintoff    4-0-23-0

26.1

Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, no run, good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, defended stright back along the carpet

26.2

Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, on the middle and leg stump line, turned away well wide of the fielder at midwicket, quick single taken

26.3

Flintoff to Pathan, no run, short of a good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, Pathan swings across but misses the target by miles, ball goes over the stumps

26.4

Flintoff to Pathan, no run, another swing and a miss, this time bit wide outside the off stump

26.5

Flintoff to Pathan, OUT, and gone! good length delivery outside the off stump, Pathan drives off the front-foot and ends up hitting it straight to Collingwood at backward point, soft dismissal, crucial wicket this

IK Pathan c Collingwood b Flintoff 36 (95m 63b 3x4 1x6) SR: 57.14

Pathan departs trying to force the pace, Kaif is the next man in.

26.6

Flintoff to Kaif, no run, short of a length and outside off stump, Kaif shoulders arms and the ball goes through to the keeper

Plunkett into the attack now.

End of over 27 (1 run) India 130/3 (RR: 4.81)
M Kaif    0* (1b)      A Flintoff    5-0-24-1
Yuvraj Singh    22* (15b 3x4)      SI Mahmood    6-0-38-0

27.1

Plunkett to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, good length but down leg, Yuvraj Singh drives it away wide of the fielder at mid-on

27.2

Plunkett to Kaif, no run, good line and length, Kaif drives on the front foot and the ball rolls away towards cover

27.3

Plunkett to Kaif, OUT, Plunkett strikes! good length delivery outside the off stump, hint of away swing, Kaif drives away from his body, ball shapes away just enough to kiss the outside edge and goes straight to Jones behind the stumps, Kaif's bad run continues! - India four down and in trouble here.

M Kaif c †Jones b Plunkett 0 (4m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Bowling change works for Flintoff, Suresh Raina is the next man in.

27.4

Plunkett to Raina, no run, defended on the back-foot, watchfully played

27.5

Plunkett to Raina, no run, good line and length, Raina plays down the wrong line and gets hit on the pad, loud appeal for lbw turned down, probably came in from outside the leg stump

27.6

Plunkett to Raina, no run, line and length, Raina defends on the front foot and the ball rolls away towards cover

End of over 28 (1 run) India 131/4 (RR: 4.67)
SK Raina    0* (3b)      LE Plunkett    3-0-11-1
Yuvraj Singh    23* (16b 3x4)      A Flintoff    5-0-24-1

28.1

Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, shot! short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, angling away from the left-hander, Yuvraj nicely opens the face of the bat and glides it away well wide of the keeper, third man had no chance of cutting it off

28.2

Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, turned away off the pads to the backward square leg region, single brings Raina to the fore

28.3

Flintoff to Raina, no run, good line and length, Raina defends on the back-foot and the ball rolls back to the bowler

28.4

Flintoff to Raina, 1 wide, good length delivery down the leg side, Raina leaves it through to the keeper

28.4

Flintoff to Raina, no run, short of a good length and wide outside the off stump, Raina cuts hard and gets beaten by the lack of bounce

28.5

Flintoff to Raina, 1 run, on the middle and leg stump line, turned away well wide of the fielder at midwicket, Raina off the mark with an easy single

28.6

Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, no run, good length delivery, wide outside the off stump, Yuvraj Singh leaves it through to the keeper, end of a good over from the England captain

End of over 29 (7 runs) India 138/4 (RR: 4.75)
Yuvraj Singh    28* (19b 4x4)      A Flintoff    6-0-31-1
SK Raina    1* (6b)      LE Plunkett    3-0-11-1

29.1

Plunkett to Raina, no run, good line and length delivery, Raina drives it down to mid-off, bit of a mix-up going for the single and Raina had to rush back

29.2

Plunkett to Raina, FOUR, slightly short and angling across, Raina stands tall on the back-foot and punches it straight back down the track to the long-on fence, lovely shot

29.3

Plunkett to Raina, FOUR, good length but down leg, Raina pushes forward, gets well inside the line and flicks it away to the square leg fence, excellent use of the wrist, Raina starts off from where he left

29.4

Plunkett to Raina, 2 runs, good line and length, Raina drives it straight back down the track to the long-on region, easy two

29.5

Plunkett to Raina, no run, short and wide outside the off stump, Raina goes for the pull but fails to make contact, missed out there

29.6

Plunkett to Raina, 2 runs, good length delivery on the pads, tucked away to deep midwicket for a brace. End of a good over for India

150 comes up for India!

End of over 30 (12 runs) India 150/4 (RR: 5.00)
SK Raina    13* (12b 2x4)      LE Plunkett    4-0-23-1
Yuvraj Singh    28* (19b 4x4)      A Flintoff    6-0-31-1

30.1

Blackwell to Yuvraj Singh, no run, good line and length delivery, Yuvraj Singh defends it back to the bowler

30.2

Blackwell to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, length ball outside the off stump, Yuvraj Singh comes down the track and drives it down to long-off for a single

30.3

Blackwell to Raina, no run, turned away towards midwicket

30.4

Blackwell to Raina, no run, tossed up outside the off stump, Raina comes down the track and the ball goes past the outside edge, Jone fails to collect it cleanly and Raina safely gets back in, what a let-off!

30.5

Blackwell to Raina, no run, good line and length, Raina defends it on the back-foot

30.6

Blackwell to Raina, no run, worked away on the leg side

End of over 31 (1 run) India 151/4 (RR: 4.87)
SK Raina    13* (16b 2x4)      ID Blackwell    5-0-20-0
Yuvraj Singh    29* (21b 4x4)      LE Plunkett    4-0-23-1

31.1

Solanki to Yuvraj Singh, no run

31.2

Solanki to Yuvraj Singh, no run, turning in from outside the leg stump, defended on the back-foot

31.3

Solanki to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, on the stumps and Yuvraj slogs it away to deep fine leg, Mahmood in the deep fails to stop it cleanly and an extra run is added to the total

31.4

Solanki to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, driven down to long-on

31.5

Solanki to Raina, no run, tossed up, pitched in line and turning across, Raina defends on the back-foot and the ball zips past the outside edge, well bowled Solanki

31.6

Solanki to Raina, 1 run, turning across from wide outside the leg stump, Raina stays back and turns it away to deep midwicket

End of over 32 (4 runs) India 155/4 (RR: 4.84)
SK Raina    14* (18b 2x4)      VS Solanki    1-0-4-0
Yuvraj Singh    32* (25b 4x4)      ID Blackwell    5-0-20-0

32.1

Blackwell to Raina, no run, defended outside the off stump

32.2

Blackwell to Raina, no run, good length and wide of the off stump, Raina cuts off the back foot and gets it away to deep cover for an easy single

32.3

Blackwell to Raina, 1 run, comes down the track and turns it away straight to the fielder at square leg

32.4

Blackwell to Yuvraj Singh, no run, ball kept a bit low, watchfully turned away on the leg side

32.5

Blackwell to Yuvraj Singh, 2 wides, too full and down the leg side, Yuvraj goes for the sweep but fails to connect

32.5

Blackwell to Raina, 1 run, on the middle and off stump line, driven off the back-foot to the long-on region for a single

32.6

Blackwell to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, flat delivery outside the off stump, Yuvraj comes down the track to the pitch of the delivery and drives it straight back down the track to the long-on region, easy single to end the over

End of over 33 (5 runs) India 160/4 (RR: 4.84)
Yuvraj Singh    33* (27b 4x4)      ID Blackwell    6-0-25-0
SK Raina    16* (22b 2x4)      VS Solanki    1-0-4-0

33.1

Solanki to Yuvraj Singh, 1 wide, pitched wide outside the off stump and turning away further, no shot offered

33.1

Solanki to Yuvraj Singh, no run, good length and wide of the off stump, another sharp turner and Yuvraj Singh is beaten outside the off stump

33.2

Solanki to Yuvraj Singh, no run, forced away towards cover, bit of a mix-up going for the single and in the end they decide not to go for it

33.3

Solanki to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, driven back past the diving bowler to the long-on region

33.4

Solanki to Raina, 1 run, pitched close to the off stump line and turning away, Raina goes back and cuts it away through cover

33.5

Solanki to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, full and on the legs, Yuvraj Singh sweeps and connects well, ball races away to deep fine leg

33.6

Solanki to Raina, no run, good length delivery, turning across the left-hander, Raina stays back and forces it away towards point, awkward looking shot

End of over 34 (4 runs) India 164/4 (RR: 4.82)
SK Raina    17* (24b 2x4)      VS Solanki    2-0-8-0
Yuvraj Singh    35* (31b 4x4)      ID Blackwell    6-0-25-0

34.1

Blackwell to Yuvraj Singh, no run, cut away straight to the fielder at cover

34.2

Blackwell to Yuvraj Singh, no run, comes down the track and drives it down to mid-on

34.3

Blackwell to Yuvraj Singh, no run, good line and length delivery, Yuvraj Singh turns it away towards square leg, diving stop there by Strauss saves runs

34.4

Blackwell to Yuvraj Singh, no run, tight delivery outside the off stump, defended on the front-foot

34.5

Blackwell to Yuvraj Singh, no run, another probing delivery, turned away straight to the fielder at square leg, excellent over so far

34.6

Blackwell to Yuvraj Singh, no run, maiden! turning in from wide outside the off stump, Yuvraj goes back and cuts hard but fails to get it past the fielder at point, end of a fine over

End of over 35 (maiden) India 164/4 (RR: 4.68)
Yuvraj Singh    35* (37b 4x4)      ID Blackwell    7-1-25-0
SK Raina    17* (24b 2x4)      VS Solanki    2-0-8-0

35.1

Solanki to Raina, no run, on the middle and off stump line, defended on the front-foot

35.2

Solanki to Raina, 1 wide, tossed up delivery, down the leg side and Raina leaves it through to the keeper

35.2

Solanki to Raina, 1 run, turned away off the pads to deep midwicket, just a single

35.3

Solanki to Yuvraj Singh, no run, bit of width offered outside the off stump and Yuvraj cuts off the back-foot, gully fielder moves across quickly and cuts off the single

35.4

Solanki to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, tossed up outside the off stump, in the slot and Yuvraj slogs it away to the backward square leg fence, good clean hit!

35.5

Solanki to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, pitched outside the off stump and turning away, Yuvraj leans back and cuts late, Shah at point fails to stop it cleanly and the batsmen scamper through for the second

35.6

Solanki to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, tossed up outside the off stump, Yuvraj jabs it down to long-on for an easy single, another good over for India comes to an end

End of over 36 (9 runs) India 173/4 (RR: 4.80)
Yuvraj Singh    42* (41b 5x4)      VS Solanki    3-0-17-0
SK Raina    18* (26b 2x4)      ID Blackwell    7-1-25-0

36.1

Blackwell to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, tossed up outside the off stump, Yuvraj comes down the track and flicks it away behind square on the leg side, came off the inner half of the bat

36.2

Blackwell to Raina, 1 run, driven wide of the cover fielder, quick single taken

36.3

Blackwell to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, bit of width offered outside the off stump and Yuvraj taps it away behind point

36.4

Blackwell to Raina, no run, swept away straight to the fielder placed in front of square leg

36.5

Blackwell to Raina, no run, on the stumps, nicely turned away to the square leg region, fielder moves across quickly and cuts off the single

36.6

Blackwell to Raina, 1 run, close to the off stump line, Raina rocks back and cuts it away well wide of the fielder at cover

Drinks called for. Yuvraj and Raina have so far added 46 runs and they are looking good for more, 5 an over from here on will take India to 242. Anderson back into the attack now.

End of over 37 (4 runs) India 177/4 (RR: 4.78)
SK Raina    20* (30b 2x4)      ID Blackwell    8-1-29-0
Yuvraj Singh    44* (43b 5x4)      VS Solanki    3-0-17-0

37.1

Anderson to Raina, no run, pitched up outside the off stump, driven straight to the fielder at cover

37.2

Anderson to Raina, 1 run, turned away well wide of the fielder at midwicket

37.3

Anderson to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, good length delivery outside the off stump, driven straight back down the track to long-off for a single

37.4

Anderson to Raina, 1 run, another tight delivery on the middle and off stump line, Raina drives, presenting the full face of the bat and the ball races away to long-off

37.5

Anderson to Yuvraj Singh, no run, driven hard but straight to the fielder at cover

37.6

Anderson to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, shot! good length delivery outside the off stump, Yuvraj drives on the up and nicely finds the gap between cover and point, nicely opened the face of the bat at the point of impact to the get the placement right, top shot

End of over 38 (7 runs) India 184/4 (RR: 4.84)
Yuvraj Singh    49* (46b 6x4)      JM Anderson    7-1-24-1
SK Raina    22* (33b 2x4)      ID Blackwell    8-1-29-0

38.1

Blackwell to Raina, no run, defended on the back-foot, ball rolls away on the off side

38.2

Blackwell to Raina, no run, goes for the sweep and gets hit on the pad, half-hearted appeal for lbw turned down

38.3

Blackwell to Raina, no run, tossed up and turning in, defended on the back-foot

38.4

Blackwell to Raina, 1 run, fraction short, Raina rocks back and pulls it away to fine leg, fielder moves across quickly and keeps it down to just one

38.5

Blackwell to Yuvraj Singh, no run, defended outside the off stump

38.6

Blackwell to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, fifty! tossed up outside the off stump, Yuvraj comes down the track and turns it away through midwicket for an easy single, well played

End of over 39 (2 runs) India 186/4 (RR: 4.76)
Yuvraj Singh    50* (48b 6x4)      ID Blackwell    9-1-31-0
SK Raina    23* (37b 2x4)      JM Anderson    7-1-24-1

39.1

Collingwood to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, driven down to long-off for a single

39.2

Collingwood to Raina, 1 run, good length delivery, was the slower one, Raina pushes forward and the ball pops up straight back past the bowler

39.3

Collingwood to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, short delivery, pitched outside the leg stump and angling across, Yuvraj leans back and pulls it away to the vacant square leg fence, clean hit

39.4

Collingwood to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, pitched outside the off stump and angling across, cut away off the back-foot to deep backward point for a brace

39.5

Collingwood to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, driven down to long-on for an easy single, this is turning out to be another good over for India

39.6

Collingwood to Raina, 1 run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Raina pushes forward and drives on the up, ball clips the outside edge and races away to deep third man

End of over 40 (10 runs) India 196/4 (RR: 4.90)
SK Raina    25* (39b 2x4)      PD Collingwood    5-0-31-1
Yuvraj Singh    58* (52b 7x4)      ID Blackwell    9-1-31-0

40.1

Blackwell to Raina, 2 runs, driven to deep extra cover

40.2

Blackwell to Raina, 1 run, driven wide of the cover fielder

40.3

Blackwell to Yuvraj Singh, no run, defended outside the off stump

40.4

Blackwell to Yuvraj Singh, SIX, tossed up outside the off stump, Yuvraj quickly goes down on one knee and slogs it away to over the midwicket fence, what a shot!

40.5

Blackwell to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, sweeps it down to fine leg

40.6

Blackwell to Raina, 1 run, turned away towards midwicket

End of over 41 (11 runs) India 207/4 (RR: 5.04)
SK Raina    29* (42b 2x4)      ID Blackwell    10-1-42-0
Yuvraj Singh    65* (55b 7x4 1x6)      PD Collingwood    5-0-31-1

41.1

Flintoff to Raina, FOUR, good length delivery outside the off stump, Raina finds the gap between cover and mid-off, super shot

41.2

Flintoff to Raina, 2 runs, lofted away to deep extra cover, excellent batting this from the young man

41.3

Flintoff to Raina, 2 runs, more runs! on the pads, Raina shuffles across and works it away behind square on the leg side

41.4

Flintoff to Raina, 1 run, driven down to long-off

41.5

Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, angling across, sliced away through cover point for a single

41.6

Flintoff to Raina, no run, driven straight to the fielder at cover, another good over for India comes to an end

Mahmood back into the attack now.

End of over 42 (10 runs) India 217/4 (RR: 5.16)
SK Raina    38* (47b 3x4)      A Flintoff    7-0-41-1
Yuvraj Singh    66* (56b 7x4 1x6)      ID Blackwell    10-1-42-0

42.1

Mahmood to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, good length delivery outside the off stump, driven wide of the cover fielder, two more added to the total

42.2

Mahmood to Yuvraj Singh, no run, .

42.3

Mahmood to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, full and on the stumps, was the slower ball, Yuvraj waits for it and turns it away towards deep midwicket

42.4

Mahmood to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, driven down to long-off for an easy single

42.5

Mahmood to Raina, no run, drifting down the leg side, Raina fails to connect and Mahmood gets away with it

42.6

Mahmood to Raina, 1 run, short of a good length delivery, bowled from round the stumps and coming in with the angle, Raina stands tall on the back-foot and works it away towards midwicket, quick single taken

End of over 43 (6 runs) India 223/4 (RR: 5.18)
SK Raina    39* (49b 3x4)      SI Mahmood    7-0-44-0
Yuvraj Singh    71* (60b 7x4 1x6)      A Flintoff    7-0-41-1

43.1

Plunkett to Raina, no run, pitched up outside the off stump and Raina drives hard, diving stop by the cover fielder saves runs

43.2

Plunkett to Raina, 1 run, fulltoss on the stumps, Raina fails to connect properly and the ball rolls down to long-on, Plunkett gets away with it

43.3

Plunkett to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, good length delivery outside the off stump, driven down to long-off for an easy single

43.4

Plunkett to Raina, no run, pitched up outside the off stump, Raina fails to make contact, ball pitches behind the stumps and goes through to the keeper

43.5

Plunkett to Raina, 1 run, driven away towards point, Yuvraj turns down the call, Collingwood scores a direct hit at the striker's end and the ball rolls away towards fine leg and in the end Raina gets enough room to scamper through for a single

43.6

Plunkett to Yuvraj Singh, no run

End of over 44 (3 runs) India 226/4 (RR: 5.13)
Yuvraj Singh    72* (62b 7x4 1x6)      LE Plunkett    5-0-26-1
SK Raina    41* (53b 3x4)      SI Mahmood    7-0-44-0

44.1

Mahmood to Raina, SIX, good length delivery outside the off stump, was the slower one, Raina picks it up early and lifts it over the long-on fence, excellent short to bring up the 100 partnership

44.2

Mahmood to Raina, 1 run, short of a good length delivery, pulled away to deep fine leg for a single

44.3

Mahmood to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, good length delivery outside the off stump and Yuvraj carves it through to point, excellent use of the wrist - Mahmood being taken apart here!

44.4

Mahmood to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, and the carnage continues! under pressure Mahmood pitches it up outside the off stump and Yuvraj thuds it straight back past the bowler to the long-off fence, powerful shot

44.5

Mahmood to Yuvraj Singh, SIX, MAXIMUM! and this is turning out to be a nightmare over for England! another slower delivery, Yuvraj picks it up early and dismisses it over the midwicket fence, vintage Yuvraj !

44.6

Mahmood to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, driven down to long-on, easy single and Yuvraj will retain the strike, last 10 overs have produced 80 runs for India!

End of over 45 (22 runs) India 248/4 (RR: 5.51)
Yuvraj Singh    87* (66b 9x4 2x6)      SI Mahmood    8-0-66-0
SK Raina    48* (55b 3x4 1x6)      LE Plunkett    5-0-26-1

45.1

Plunkett to Yuvraj Singh, no run, defended outside the off stump

45.2

Plunkett to Yuvraj Singh, 1 wide, down the leg side

45.2

Plunkett to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, four more! pitched up outside the off stump and Yuvraj drives it away to the point boundary and with that shot he moves to 91!

45.3

Plunkett to Yuvraj Singh, no run

45.4

Plunkett to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, edged away to third man for an easy single

45.5

Plunkett to Raina, 1 run, turned away off the pads to deep square leg for a single

45.6

Plunkett to Yuvraj Singh, SIX, six more! good length delivery on the stumps, was the slower delivery, Yuvraj swings across, going down on on knee and gets it on the middle, ball sails over the midwicket fence, crowd loves it!

as expected Mahmood has been banished to fine leg, Anderson back on now.

End of over 46 (13 runs) India 261/4 (RR: 5.67)
Yuvraj Singh    98* (71b 10x4 3x6)      LE Plunkett    6-0-39-1
SK Raina    49* (56b 3x4 1x6)      SI Mahmood    8-0-66-0

46.1

Anderson to Raina, no run, fulltoss outside the off stump, bowled from round the stumps, Raina fails to make contact and the ball goes straight to the keeper

46.2

Anderson to Raina, 1 run, pitched up and angling in, driven straight back down the track to long-on for an easy single and that's his fifty!

46.3

Anderson to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, pitched up outside the off stump, driven down to long-off and the single takes him to 99!

46.4

Anderson to Raina, FOUR, more runs! another slower delivery, Raina spots it early and bludgeons it down to the long-on fence, no stopping that

46.5

Anderson to Raina, 1 run, driven down to long-off and the single brings Yuvraj back on strike

46.6

Anderson to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, there it is! 7th ODI hundred! pitched up outside the off stump and Yuvraj finds the gap on the off side - crowd erupts! what an innings!

End of over 47 (8 runs) India 269/4 (RR: 5.72)
Yuvraj Singh    100* (73b 10x4 3x6)      JM Anderson    8-1-32-1
SK Raina    55* (60b 4x4 1x6)      LE Plunkett    6-0-39-1

47.1

Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, yorker length, turned away just wide of the fielder at short fine leg

47.2

Flintoff to Raina, 1 run, on the stumps, driven down to long-on for an easy single

47.3

Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, lofted away to deep midwicket, got the height but not the distance, ball falls dead in the deep after landing and the fielder catches up

47.4

Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, OUT, Flintoff strikes again! good length delivery outside the off stump, Yuvraj comes down the track, gets too close to the ball and ends up chipping it in the air towards the cover region, Collingwood moves across quickly and takes it cleanly - everything that has a beginning has an end!

Yuvraj Singh c Collingwood b Flintoff 103 (114m 76b 10x4 3x6) SR: 135.52

Dhoni walks in

47.5

Flintoff to Dhoni, 1 run, yorker length delivery, Dhoni defends it into the track and the ball lobs up over Flintoff

47.6

Flintoff to Raina, no run, defended

End of over 48 (5 runs) India 274/5 (RR: 5.70)
SK Raina    56* (62b 4x4 1x6)      A Flintoff    8-0-46-2
MS Dhoni    1* (1b)      JM Anderson    8-1-32-1

48.1

Anderson to Dhoni, 2 leg byes, off the pads and the ball rolls away behind the stumps on the leg side

48.2

Anderson to Dhoni, SIX, what a shot! pitched up outside the off stump and Dhoni whips it over the midwicket fence, high bat-lift and he came down hard on it and the ball just rocketed away off the meat of the bat - amazing hit

48.3

Anderson to Dhoni, 1 run, driven down to mid-on, quick single

48.4

Anderson to Raina, no run, defended back to the bowler

48.5

Anderson to Raina, no run, another good delivery and Raina ends up driving it back to the bowler

48.6

Anderson to Raina, 1 run, turned away to midwicket for an easy single

Flintoff to bowl the last over

End of over 49 (10 runs) India 284/5 (RR: 5.79)
SK Raina    57* (65b 4x4 1x6)      JM Anderson    9-1-40-1
MS Dhoni    8* (4b 1x6)      A Flintoff    8-0-46-2

49.1

Flintoff to Raina, no run, starts off with a good yorker and the Rains digs it back to the bowler

49.2

Flintoff to Raina, FOUR, pitched up wide outside the off stump, Raina goes low down and jabs it down to the third man fence, fielder in the deep had no chance of cutting it off

49.3

Flintoff to Raina, OUT, bowled'm! excellent yorker, Raina is bit late on it, ball hit the toe and clips the off stump, Flintoff gets one more to his name.

SK Raina b Flintoff 61 (95m 68b 5x4 1x6) SR: 89.70

49.4

Flintoff to Powar, 1 run, off-cutter, turned away through midwicket for an easy single

49.5

Flintoff to Dhoni, FOUR, cutting in from wide outside the off stump, Dhoni moves across a long way and taps it down to short fine leg, Mahmood there dives across but fails to hold on to a hard chance and the ball rolls away to the fence

49.6

Flintoff to Dhoni, 1 run, good length delivery, driven down to long-on for a single and that's the end of the innings

On a track that misbehaved from ball one India have managed to haul in 294 runs, thanks to a splendid partnership between Yuvraj and Raina. Bowlers were in control till the 30th over and 240 looked a decent enough score on this track but then Yuvraj and Raina started to open up and the ball started to disappear to all the parts of the park, Yuvraj went on to make a splendid hundred in just 74 balls and that changed the complexion of the innings, Raina chipped in with 61 of just 67 balls. Target for England is 295 and they have a tough chase on their hands, and without Pietersen in the line-up one doubts if they have the fire power to pull off something as big as chasing down 294 on this track - but as they say, cricket is a game of glorious uncertainties and the match is not over until the last ball is bowled, be sure to join us in 35 minutes time for the run chase.

End of over 50 (10 runs) India 294/6
MS Dhoni    13* (6b 1x4 1x6)      A Flintoff    9-0-56-3
RR Powar    1* (1b)      JM Anderson    9-1-40-1
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Paul Collingwood hits out on his way to 93, India v England, 3rd ODI, Goa, April 3, 2006

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