England tour of India, 4th ODI: India v England at Kochi, Apr 6, 2006
India won by 4 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)
6 April 2006 (50-over match)

Pathan to Strauss, OUT, first blood and that's a beauty! good length delivery, pitched on middle and off and this one straightened after hitting the deck, Strauss is utterly and completely foxed, plays down the wrong line and is trapped plumb in front

AJ Strauss lbw b Pathan 7 (12m 11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 63.63

England 10/1   MJ Prior 3* (6b)   IK Pathan 1.5-0-5-1

Sreesanth to Prior, OUT, Sreesanth too joins the party! good length delivery, pitched in the channel of uncertainty and shaping away late, Prior pushes forward to defend and ends up with a thin edge, Dhoni makes no mistake, umpire Koertzen was unmoved but Prior walks!

MJ Prior c †Dhoni b Sreesanth 14 (26m 13b 2x4 0x6) SR: 107.69

England 27/2   KP Pietersen 5* (9b)   S Sreesanth 2.2-0-17-1

Yuvraj Singh to Collingwood, OUT, stunning catch! good length delivery on the middle and leg stump line, turning across the right-hander, Collingwood - looking to work it away on the leg side closes the face of the bat bit too early and the ball pops up off the leading edge, Yuvraj drives well forward and takes it inches away from ground - amazing one handed effort!

PD Collingwood c & b Yuvraj Singh 36 (68m 48b 4x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

England 117/3   KP Pietersen 53* (57b 4x4 1x6)   Yuvraj Singh 1.2-0-4-1

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, OUT, Harbhajan strikes! tossed up and turning in, Pietersen gets forward looking to slog it away and for once things go wrong, ball clips the top edge and balloons up towards backward square leg, Yuvraj at square leg nice hustles under it - what a breakthrough!

KP Pietersen c Yuvraj Singh b Harbhajan Singh 77 (110m 82b 6x4 2x6) SR: 93.90

England 153/4   A Flintoff 11* (18b 1x4)   Harbhajan Singh 4.3-0-20-1

Yuvraj Singh to Flintoff, OUT, gone! slightly shot and bit wide outside the off stump, Flintoff fetches it from wide outside the off stump and the idea was to force it past the fielder at midwicket but the ball clips the toe end of the ball and goes low in the air towards short midwicket, Dravid there dives well forward and takes a fantastic catch.

A Flintoff c Dravid b Yuvraj Singh 12 (31m 21b 1x4 0x6) SR: 57.14

England 155/5   VS Solanki 1* (4b)   Yuvraj Singh 5.4-1-18-2

Powar to Solanki, OUT, tossed up delivery, Powar hits the rough outside the off stump and the ball rips back in, Solanki pushes forward to defend but gets nowhere, ball turns in and crashes into the woodwork - another one bites the dust!

VS Solanki b Powar 12 (21m 20b 2x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

England 172/6   GO Jones 6* (10b)   RR Powar 5-0-20-1

Sehwag to Blackwell, OUT, seven down! well flighted delivery on the middle and leg stump line, bit too full and Blackwell ends up driving it straight back to Sehwag, it doesn't get easier that this, Spinners on a roll here!

ID Blackwell c & b Sehwag 6 (27m 13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 46.15

England 197/7   GO Jones 20* (35b 1x4)   V Sehwag 4.1-0-22-1

Sehwag to Batty, OUT, tossed up and turning in, Batty pushes forward to defend and gets hit on the pad, impact was touch outside the line of the off stump, loud appeal and under pressure umpire Hariharan rules in favour of the bowler, Batty bit unlucky there

GJ Batty lbw b Sehwag 2 (6m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

England 203/8   GO Jones 24* (42b 1x4)   V Sehwag 5.2-0-25-2

Agarkar to Jones, OUT, slower delivery, Jones defends it down on the off side, 'yes' 'no' calls - Agarkar moves in quickly and scores a direct hit at the bowler's end, Hoggard grounds his bat and they take a couple on the overthrow, a late enquiry and the umpire goes upstairs - RED light flashes, Hoggard was just short of his crease!

MJ Hoggard run out 7 (17m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 58.33

England 231/9   GO Jones 44* (61b 3x4)   AB Agarkar 4.3-0-25-0

Pathan to Anderson, OUT, all over! played away towards midwicket, Strauss running for Jones takes off for a quick single but Anderson stands his gorund and that leaves Strauss stranded in the middle, throw comes in at the bowler's end and Pathan flicks the bails, England all out with 1.2 overs to spare!

GO Jones run out 49 (82m 66b 3x4 0x6) SR: 74.24

England 237/10   JM Anderson 1* (2b)   IK Pathan 4.4-0-27-1





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