England tour of India, 2005/06 / Wicket commentary

England in India ODI Series - 7th ODI

India v England

India won by 7 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)

9.3

Sreesanth to Strauss, OUT, got'm! good length delivery, width offered outside the off stump and Strauss flashes hard at it, bit of a loose shot and the edge is produced, Karthik dives across low to his left and takes it inches away from the ground, umpire Koertzen calls in the third umpire to check if the catch was taken cleanly, RED light flashes and that's the end of Strauss!

AJ Strauss c †Karthik b Sreesanth 25 (41m 34b 5x4 0x6) SR: 73.52

England 43/1   IR Bell 14* (23b 1x4)   S Sreesanth 4.3-1-22-1

11.6

Sreesanth to Prior, OUT, Sreesanth strikes again! surprise bouncer, well directed and coming in with the angle, Prior goes for the pull but fails to get on top of the bounce and the ball flies off the top-edge, Pathan at fine leg judges it to perfection and nicely settles under it - England two down

MJ Prior c Pathan b Sreesanth 2 (10m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 18.18

England 47/2   IR Bell 16* (27b 1x4)   S Sreesanth 6-1-24-2

19.1

Powar to Bell, OUT, turned away behind square on the leg side, Pietersen takes off for a single but Bell stands his ground and in the end sacrifices his wicket to save Pietersen - Yuvraj quickly gets the ball to the bowler and the bails are off in a flash - terrible mix-up

IR Bell run out 32 (92m 45b 4x4 0x6) SR: 71.11

England 110/3   KP Pietersen 44* (28b 8x4 1x6)   RR Powar 0.1-0-0-0

30.6

Yuvraj Singh to Pietersen, OUT, Yuvraj gets the danger man! on the middle and leg stump line, just an ordinary ball, Pietersen goes for the slog sweep and the ball files away off the top-edge to the deep midwicket region, Uthappa hurtles across in the deep and takes a good catch on the move, crucial breakthrough this!

KP Pietersen c Uthappa b Yuvraj Singh 64 (82m 56b 11x4 1x6) SR: 114.28

England 165/4   PD Collingwood 32* (43b 2x4 1x6)   Yuvraj Singh 3-0-13-1

45.2

Sreesanth to Jones, OUT, good length delivery, close to the off stumps line, Jones looking to drive on the up ends up with a thick edge, Karthik dives across low to his right at takes it cleanly, was at full stretch and took it inches away from the ground - wonderful effort!

GO Jones c †Karthik b Sreesanth 53 (60m 50b 7x4 1x6) SR: 106.00

England 257/5   PD Collingwood 63* (81b 2x4 2x6)   S Sreesanth 7.2-1-30-3

46.5

Pathan to Collingwood, OUT, Collingwood departs! good length delivery, pitched close to the off stump line and angling across, Collingwood swings hard and the ball flies down to long-on, on this occasion gets the height but not the distance - RP Singh in the deep moves across and takes it cleanly - England six down!

PD Collingwood c RP Singh b Pathan 64 (116m 84b 2x4 2x6) SR: 76.19

England 267/6   ID Blackwell 9* (6b 2x4)   IK Pathan 8.5-1-40-1

47.4

Sreesanth to Blackwell, OUT, well disguised slower delivery, Blackwell fails to pick it up and the lofted drive finds Raina at long-on, wicket number four for Sreesanth!

ID Blackwell c Raina b Sreesanth 11 (12m 10b 2x4 0x6) SR: 110.00

England 274/7   LE Plunkett 3* (3b)   S Sreesanth 8.4-1-44-4

48.5

Pathan to Ali, OUT, fianlly he makes contact but fails to keep it down and the ball goes straight down the throat of Rao at long-off, Pathan gets one more to his name

Kabir Ali c Venugopal Rao b Pathan 1 (5m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

England 277/8   LE Plunkett 4* (6b)   IK Pathan 9.5-1-43-2

49.5

Sreesanth to Plunkett, OUT, 5-for! pitched up and angling in, Plunkett swings across and the ball balloons up towards long-on, VR Singh runs in from the deep and takes it cleanly, England nine down.

LE Plunkett c VRV Singh b Sreesanth 6 (16m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

England 288/9   SI Mahmood 9* (3b 1x6)   S Sreesanth 9.5-1-55-5

49.6

Sreesanth to Mahmood, OUT, all over! short of a good length delivery, again coming in with the angle, Plunkett sways back and pulls hard, ball clips the edge and steeples down to long-on, this time VR Sigh had to run in hard and he takes it on the move, good catch in the end - Sreesanth ends up with six wickets to his name!

SI Mahmood c VRV Singh b Sreesanth 9 (5m 4b 0x4 1x6) SR: 225.00

England 288/10   JM Anderson 0* (0b)   S Sreesanth 10-1-55-6
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Apr 15, 2006

Rahul Dravid holds the trophy aloft, India v England, 7th ODI, Indore, April 15 2006

Rahul Dravid holds the trophy aloft

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Apr 15, 2006

A job well done: Rahul Dravid and Yuvraj Singh with the trophy, India v England, 7th ODI, Indore, April 15 2006

A job well done: Rahul Dravid and Yuvraj Singh with the trophy

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