England tour of India, 2005/06 / Commentary

England in India Test Series - 1st Test

India v England

Match drawn

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150

50.5

Pathan to Flintoff, no run

50.6

Pathan to Flintoff, no run

England 136/4   A Flintoff 0* (2b)

52.1

Pathan to Flintoff, no run

52.2

Pathan to Flintoff, no run

52.3

Pathan to Flintoff, no run

52.4

Pathan to Flintoff, no run

52.5

Pathan to Flintoff, 2 runs

52.6

Pathan to Flintoff, no run

England 138/4   A Flintoff 2* (8b)

53.2

Kumble to Flintoff, no run

53.3

Kumble to Flintoff, no run

53.4

Kumble to Flintoff, no run

53.5

Kumble to Flintoff, 2 leg byes

53.6

Kumble to Flintoff, no run

England 141/4   A Flintoff 2* (13b)

54.4

Pathan to Flintoff, no run

54.5

Pathan to Flintoff, FOUR

54.6

Pathan to Flintoff, FOUR

England 150/4   A Flintoff 10* (16b 2x4)

56.1

Sreesanth to Flintoff, no run

56.2

Sreesanth to Flintoff, no run

56.3

Sreesanth to Flintoff, no run

56.4

Sreesanth to Flintoff, no run

56.5

Sreesanth to Flintoff, no run

56.6

Sreesanth to Flintoff, no run, good line and length delivery, Flintoff misses the ball

England 150/4   A Flintoff 10* (22b 2x4)

58.1

Sreesanth to Flintoff, no run

58.2

Sreesanth to Flintoff, no run

58.3

Sreesanth to Flintoff, 1 run

England 157/4   A Flintoff 11* (25b 2x4)

59.1

Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, 1 run, on the pads, turned away behind square leg, easy single

England 158/4   A Flintoff 12* (26b 2x4)

60.1

Sreesanth to Flintoff, no run, pitched up and drifting down the leg side, Flintoff fails to make contact, Dhoni drives across to his left and takes it cleanly, optimistic appeal for Sreesanth but the umpire is not interested

60.2

Sreesanth to Flintoff, FOUR, good length delivery outside the off stump, this one that goes straight on, just a defensive push from Flintoff and the ball sped away to the long-off fence, can't time it any better

60.3

Sreesanth to Flintoff, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, defended

60.4

Sreesanth to Flintoff, no run, bit of width offered outside the off stump, driven straight to the fielder at cover

60.5

Sreesanth to Flintoff, no run, drive into the ground and the ball bounces straight to the fielder at extra cover

60.6

Sreesanth to Flintoff, FOUR, short delivery, coming in with the angle, Flintoff rocks back and pulls it away well in front of square for the second boundary of the over - typical Flintoff shot

England 166/4   A Flintoff 20* (32b 4x4)

61.2

Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, 4 leg byes, quicker delivery down the leg side, ball clips the pad and races away to the fine leg fence

61.3

Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, no run, tossed up and turning in, defended stretching well forward

61.4

Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, no run, gets well forward and turns it away on the leg side

61.5

Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, 1 run, turned away well in front of square leg, easy single

England 172/4   A Flintoff 21* (36b 4x4)

62.1

Sreesanth to Flintoff, no run, short of a good length delivery, hint of reverse swing and Flintoff is beaten outside the off stump, well bowled

62.2

Sreesanth to Flintoff, no run, again swinging away a touch, this time Flintoff reads it well and leaves it through to the keeper

62.3

Sreesanth to Flintoff, no run, good length delivery, close to the off stump line, Flintoff gets well forward and punches it down to mid-on

62.4

Sreesanth to Flintoff, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Flintoff gets a good stride forward and presents the full face of the bat

62.5

Sreesanth to Flintoff, 2 runs, attempted yorker, ends up as a low fulltoss and Flintoff clips it away through midwicket, good shot

62.6

Sreesanth to Flintoff, FOUR, good length delivery outside the off stump, thick outside edge and the ball races away through the big gap between slip and gully, there is no protection in the deep and another four gets added to Flintoff's tally

England 178/4   A Flintoff 27* (42b 5x4)

63.4

Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, 1 run, defended down on the leg side

England 180/4   A Flintoff 28* (43b 5x4)

64.1

Sreesanth to Flintoff, no run, defended back to the bowler

64.2

Sreesanth to Flintoff, no run, pitched up and coming in with the angle, driven straight to the fielder at mid-on

64.3

Sreesanth to Flintoff, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump and Flintoff punches it straight back down the carpet, Sreesanth fails to pick it up cleanly and the ball rolls down to mid-off

64.4

Sreesanth to Flintoff, no run, pitched up and drives straight back to the bowler, Santh collects it cleanly and has a good long stare - gets the crowd going

64.5

Sreesanth to Flintoff, 1 run, turned away behind square on the leg side, easy single

England 181/4   A Flintoff 29* (48b 5x4)

65.1

Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, 3 runs, flicked away off the pads to deep square leg

England 184/4   A Flintoff 32* (49b 5x4)

66.1

Kumble to Flintoff, no run, defended watchfully

66.2

Kumble to Flintoff, no run, turning away, defended stretching well forward

66.3

Kumble to Flintoff, no run, driven presenting the full face of the bat, ball rolls straight to the man at mid-on

66.4

Kumble to Flintoff, FOUR, tossed up in the slot outside the off stump, with the mid-off and mid-on inside the circle Flintoff wallops it straight back over the bowler's head - good clean hit

66.5

Kumble to Flintoff, no run, defended towards mid-on

66.6

Kumble to Flintoff, 2 runs, turned away off the pads, gets it wide of the fielder at midwicket and comfortably comes back for the second

England 194/4   A Flintoff 38* (55b 6x4)

67.2

Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, 1 run, fuller on the stumps, Flintoff gets a good stride forward and drives it down to long-on for an easy single

England 198/4   A Flintoff 39* (56b 6x4)

68.1

Kumble to Flintoff, no run, driven straight to the fielder at mid-on

68.2

Kumble to Flintoff, no run, quicker delivery on the middle and leg stump line, Flintoff gets hit on the pad, appeal for lbw turned down, missing leg

68.3

Kumble to Flintoff, no run, fuller length delivery outside the off stump, punched away towards cover

68.4

Kumble to Flintoff, no run, pitched in line and turning across, Flintoff leans well forward and safely blocks it down

68.5

Kumble to Flintoff, no run, straighter delivery on the middle and off stump line, Flintoff defends on the front-foot and the ball rolls away off the inner half of the bat

68.6

Kumble to Flintoff, no run, defended straight to the fielder at short leg

England 198/4   A Flintoff 39* (62b 6x4)

70.1

Kumble to Flintoff, no run, drifting on to middle and leg, Flintoff makes no contact and the ball rolls away after hitting the pad

70.2

Kumble to Flintoff, no run, quicker delivery, ball clips the pad and pops up on the leg side, not sure if he got a touch on it, anyway ball falls well short of the fielder at short leg

70.3

Kumble to Flintoff, 1 run, eased away on the leg side

England 199/4   A Flintoff 40* (65b 6x4)

71.1

Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, no run, turning in, defended on the back-foot

71.2

Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, 1 run, fraction short and turning in from outside the off stump, Flintoff leans back and drives it away towards extra cover, Kumble there dives across and cut off a certain boundary

England 201/4   A Flintoff 41* (67b 6x4)

72.1

Kumble to Flintoff, 2 runs, fulltoss on the middle and leg stump line, Flintoff stays back and slaps it away behind square on the leg side, Sehwag is the fielder in the deep

72.2

Kumble to Flintoff, no run, wrong'un, the one that turns back in, Flintoff gets a good stride forward to defend but fails to make contact, ball clips the pad and pops up straight to the fielder at short leg, loud appeal for lbw turned down

72.3

Kumble to Flintoff, OUT, got'm! quicker delivery on the stumps, the one that goes straight on, Flintoff plays down the wrong line and gets hit on the pad, loud appeal and up goes the dreaded finger , was sliding down the leg side but umpire Howell was convinced that the ball would have clipped the stumps

A Flintoff lbw b Kumble 43 (83m 70b 6x4 0x6) SR: 61.42

England 203/5   A Flintoff 43 (70b 6x4)
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Mar 5, 2006

Monty Panesar leaps for joy after dismissing Rahul Dravid, India v England, 1st Test, Nagpur, March 5, 2006

Monty Panesar leaps for joy after dismissing Rahul Dravid

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Mar 5, 2006

Monty Panesar and Andrew Flintoff after Rahul Dravid's dismissal, India v England, 1st Test, Nagpur, March 5, 2006

Monty Panesar and Andrew Flintoff after Rahul Dravid's dismissal

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