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

1.1

Sreesanth to Cook, no run, short and wide outside the off stump, angling away from the left-hander, no shot offered

1.2

Sreesanth to Cook, no run, again bit wide outside the off stump, Cook leaves it through to the keeper

1.3

Sreesanth to Cook, 1 wide, another wayward delivery outside the off stump, too wide to make Cook play at it

1.3

Sreesanth to Cook, no run, short ball, angling in from outside the leg stump, Cook stands tall on the back-foot and nicely turns it away straight to Jaffer at short leg

1.4

Sreesanth to Cook, no run, fuller length delivery on the middle and off stump line, much better line and length - Cook gets a good stride forward and defends it back down the carpet

1.5

Sreesanth to Cook, FOUR, short ball on the middle and leg stump line, bit of a surprise delivery, Cook sways back, gets right on top of the bounce and pulls it away to the fine leg fence, nicely rolled his wrists over to keep it down, excellent shot and Cook starts his International career with a boundary

1.6

Sreesanth to Cook, no run, left alone outside the off stump and that's the end of Sreesanth's first Test over

England 5/0   AN Cook 4* (6b 1x4)

3.1

Sreesanth to Cook, no run, short of a good length delivery, angling across the left-hander and that's left through to the keeper

3.2

Sreesanth to Cook, 3 runs, more runs, short of a good length delivery, on the stumps and angling across, Cook leans back and drives it away through the narrow gap between the cover fielders, another long chase from Kaif saves one run

3.5

Sreesanth to Cook, no run, left alone outside the off stump

3.6

Sreesanth to Cook, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, nothing much there, Cook leaves it through to the keeper

England 26/0   AN Cook 7* (10b 1x4)

5.1

Sreesanth to Cook, FOUR, Shot! short of a good length delivery, angling across a bit, Cook stands tall on the back-foot and punches it away through the gap between the cover fielders, sweetly timed - England off to a good start here

5.2

Sreesanth to Cook, 1 no ball, defended on the back-foot and the ball rolls back to the bowler

5.2

Sreesanth to Cook, no run, punched off the back-foot to mid-off, Kaif hurtles across, dives full length and saves a certain boundary, excellent commitment

5.3

Sreesanth to Cook, no run, defended to mid-off

5.4

Sreesanth to Cook, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, no shot offered

5.5

Sreesanth to Cook, FOUR, half-volley outside the off stump, bit of a surprise delivery, Cook drives hard eyeing the cover fence, ball clips the outside edge and races away past Laxman at third slip - almost carried

5.6

Sreesanth to Cook, no run, probing line and length, defended towards cover, Harbhajan moves across and cut off the single

England 37/0   AN Cook 15* (17b 3x4)

7.1

Sreesanth to Cook, no run, driven to mid-off

7.2

Sreesanth to Cook, FOUR, good length delivery on the stumps, nicely driven straight back past the bowler and the ball races away to the long-off fence - Cook looking good here

7.3

Sreesanth to Cook, no run, driven straight to Tendulkar at mid-on

7.4

Sreesanth to Cook, no run, defended on the back-foot to cover point

7.5

Sreesanth to Cook, no run, overpitched outside the off stump, Cook dabs it away square on the off side, no room for a single there

7.6

Sreesanth to Cook, no run, bowled from wide of the crease and angling across the left-hander, too much involved and Cook safely leaves it through to the keeper

England 41/0   AN Cook 19* (23b 4x4)

9.5

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, tossed up outside the off stump, defended on the front-foot

9.6

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, quicker delivery on the pads, Cook fails to make contact and the ball rolls away after hitting the pad

England 47/0   AN Cook 19* (25b 4x4)

11.1

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, 1 run, turning in from outside the off stump, Cook stays back and turns it away well wide of the fielder at short leg, fine leg moves across in the deep and fields

11.5

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, defended straight to Jaffer at short leg

11.6

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, hit on the pad trying to defend, loud confident appeal for lbw turned down, probably missing off

England 50/0   AN Cook 20* (28b 4x4)

13.1

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, tossed up and turning away, defended stretching well forward

13.2

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, pitched in line with the leg stump and turning right across the left-hander, Cook stands tall on the back-foot and forces it back to the bowler

13.3

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, 1 run, on the pads, flicked away through square leg, easy single added to the total

England 51/0   AN Cook 21* (31b 4x4)

14.1

Sreesanth to Cook, 1 bye, drifting down the leg side, ball keeps low, beats the batsman and the keeper

England 56/0   AN Cook 21* (32b 4x4)

15.1

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, turning away outside the off stump, no shot offered

15.2

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, tossed up outside the off stump, bit too full and Cook drives opening the face of the bat, ball rolls away straight to the fielder at point

15.3

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, wicket to wicket delivery, defended straight back to the bowler

15.4

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, quicker delivery, Cook goes for the cut and gets beaten by a long way, close call

15.5

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, defended straight to the fielder at forward short leg

15.6

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, fuller length, driven straight back to the bowler

England 56/0   AN Cook 21* (38b 4x4)

17.1

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, tossed up on off stump. Played to short cover.

17.2

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, tossed up delivery on the leg stump, Cook drives it to mid-on

17.3

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, Tossed up delivery again, pitches outside off and turns further away, Cook goes forward to defed, gets beaten by the turn

17.4

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, played back on the legside. Harbhajan does the fielding.

17.5

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, 1 run, dabbed towards midwicket for a single.

England 57/1   AN Cook 22* (43b 4x4)

18.1

Sreesanth to Cook, 1 run

England 58/1   AN Cook 23* (44b 4x4)

19.1

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, 1 run, Cook plays a foward defensive and gets an outside edge to third man.

19.3

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, played to point

19.4

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, played off the back foot on the off side

19.5

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, defended on the legside.

19.6

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, 1 run, slightly shorter and Cook whips it off his pads to deep square leg for a singl

England 61/1   AN Cook 25* (49b 4x4)

20.1

Sreesanth to Cook, no run, outside off stump and Cook tries to play it on the off side but gets an inside edge onto leg

20.2

Sreesanth to Cook, FOUR, wide outside off stump and Cook eases into the cover drive, find the gap in the infield and collects four

20.3

Sreesanth to Cook, 1 run, shorter in length and Cook plays the pull short. There is a deep midwicket in place so the batsmen get just one.

England 66/1   AN Cook 30* (52b 5x4)

21.1

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, 2 runs, drifting on to the pads and Cook tucks it behind square for a couple.

21.2

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, played to the silly point fielder.

21.3

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, defended off the front foot back down the pitch.

21.4

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, Harbhajan pushed that through a little. Played back to the bowler.

21.5

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, defended towards midwicket.

21.6

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, defended on the offside this time.

England 72/1   AN Cook 32* (58b 5x4)

23.1

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, defended on the off side.

23.2

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, 3 runs, drifting on to the pads, Cook goes on the back foot and plays it to deep midwicket for three.

England 75/1   AN Cook 35* (60b 5x4)

24.1

Kumble to Cook, no run, pitches outside off stump. Driven to cover.

24.2

Kumble to Cook, no run, Cook attempts the drive again but gets an edge towards point.

24.3

Kumble to Cook, no run, full and straight from Kumble. Played back to the bowler.

24.4

Kumble to Cook, no run

24.5

Kumble to Cook, 1 run, on leg stump this time and Cook tucks it down to fine leg for a single.

England 76/1   AN Cook 36* (65b 5x4)

25.1

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, 1 run, on leg stump. Cook plays it to fine leg for one.

England 81/1   AN Cook 37* (66b 5x4)

26.1

Kumble to Cook, no run, pushed to cover

26.2

Kumble to Cook, no run, tossed up a touch on off stump. Defended back down the pitch.

26.3

Kumble to Cook, no run, played to foward short leg.

26.4

Kumble to Cook, no run, played to mid-on off the front foot.

26.5

Kumble to Cook, no run, defended towards point.

26.6

Kumble to Cook, 1 run, drifting on to leg stump and Cook helps it along to fine leg for a single.

England 82/2   AN Cook 38* (72b 5x4)

27.1

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, 2 runs, turned away to deep midwicket, easy two

27.2

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, tossed up outside the off stump, defended on the front-foot

27.3

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, quicker delivery, defended back to the bowler

27.4

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, turned away towards midwicket, fielder moves across quickly and cuts off the single

27.5

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, FOUR, short and wide outside the off stump, Cook rocks back and drills it past the fielder at gully, no need to run for that

27.6

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

England 88/2   AN Cook 44* (78b 6x4)

28.3

Kumble to Cook, no run, defended stretching well forward, ball rolls away towards point

28.4

Kumble to Cook, no run, played back to the bowler

28.5

Kumble to Cook, no run, turned away off the pads, diving stop by the leg-gully saves runs

28.6

Kumble to Cook, no run, flat delivery on the middle and off stump line, defended straight back to the bowler

England 89/2   AN Cook 44* (82b 6x4)

29.3

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, flatter delivery, turning in from outside the leg stump, defended straight back to the bowler

29.4

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, fuller and turning across, Cook gets a good stride forward and defends with a straight bat, solid shot

29.5

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, turned away off the back-foot, straight to the fielder at midwicket

29.6

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, full and on the middle and leg stump line, defended watchfully

England 90/2   AN Cook 44* (86b 6x4)

31.1

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, tossed up outside the off stump, defended

31.2

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, 2 runs, turned away on the leg side

31.3

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, defended outside the off stump

31.4

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, defended straight to the fielder at short leg

31.5

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, on the stumps, defended stretching well forward

31.6

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, defended straight to Kumble at short midwicket

England 92/2   AN Cook 46* (92b 6x4)

33.1

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, quicker delivery outside the off stump, this one skidded across, Cook gets back quick and defends it down safely

33.2

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, on the stumps, defended on the back-foot

33.3

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, fraction short but close to the off stump line, the one that come back in, Cook sways back and cuts it away towards point

33.4

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, defended on the back-foot

33.5

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, pushed back down the track, Harbhajan moves across quickly and cuts off the single

33.6

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, 2 runs, fuller on the pads, turned away well wide of Kumble at midwicket, easy single to end the over

England 98/2   AN Cook 48* (98b 6x4)

34.4

Kumble to Cook, no run, the leg-break that doesn't turn, Cook defends on the front-foot and the ball rolls away off the leading edge

34.5

Kumble to Cook, no run, turned away off the back-foot to the fielder at short midwicket

34.6

Kumble to Cook, 1 run, fraction short and on the pads, Cook quickly goes back and works it away to fine leg for an easy single and with that he moves to 49!

England 102/2   AN Cook 49* (101b 6x4)

35.1

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, tossed up outside the off stump, watchfully defended

35.2

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, fuller outside the off stump, driven straight to Sehwag at cover

35.3

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, flat delivery, pitched outside the off stump and turning away, Cook gets well forward and defends it down

35.4

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, defended back to the bowler

35.5

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, on the pads, defended straight to the man at short leg

35.6

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, quicker and fuller outside the off stump, forced away towards gully, no room for a single there and Cook will have to wait

England 102/2   AN Cook 49* (107b 6x4)

37.1

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, on the middle and off stump line, turning across, Cook leans well forward and defends it back to the bowler, presented the full face of the bat

37.2

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, bit more air and on the stumps, Cook stays back and safely defends it down

37.3

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, quicker delivery outside the off stump, extra bounce and Cook is beaten outside the off stump, well bowled

37.4

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, driven off the back-foot, straight to the fielder at gully

37.5

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run, tossed up outside the off stump, defended on the front-foot

37.6

Harbhajan Singh to Cook, 1 run, fifty on debut! drifting in from outside the leg stump, Cook moves across a bit and turns it away to fine leg for an easy single, excellent innings under pressure

England 109/2   AN Cook 50* (113b 6x4)

38.1

Sreesanth to Cook, no run, short of a good length delivery, close to the off stump line and this one stayed low, Cook goes low down and defends it with a straight bat

38.2

Sreesanth to Cook, no run, pitched up on middle and off stump line, almost a yorker, Cooks digs it out to short midwicket

38.3

Sreesanth to Cook, no run, short of a good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, defended on the back-foot

38.4

Sreesanth to Cook, no run, another line and length delivery, forced away towards cover

38.5

Sreesanth to Cook, no run, pitched up on the middle and leg stump line, punched straight back to the bowler

38.6

Sreesanth to Cook, 1 run, pitched up on the pads, hint of reverse swing? Cook moves across and flicks it away to fine leg, Tendulkar is the fielder in the deep

England 110/2   AN Cook 51* (119b 6x4)

39.1

Kumble to Cook, no run, flat delivery on the middle and off stump line, defended stretching well forward and the ball rolls back to the bowler

39.2

Kumble to Cook, no run, fuller outside the off stump, driven down to mid-off

39.3

Kumble to Cook, no run, tossed up outside the off stump, not a big turner, Cook gets forward and drives it down to mid-off

39.4

Kumble to Cook, no run, defended outside the off stump

39.5

Kumble to Cook, no run, punched down to mid-off, no room for a single there

39.6

Kumble to Cook, no run, quicker delivery, this one turned back in sharply, Cook gets a good stride forward and pushes it back to the bowler

England 110/2   AN Cook 51* (125b 6x4)

41.1

Kumble to Cook, no run, tossed up on the pads, defended straight to the fielder at midwicket

41.2

Kumble to Cook, no run, googly on the middle and off stump line, defended stretching well forward

41.3

Kumble to Cook, no run, fuller length delivery on the pads, turned away straight to the fielder at midwicket

41.4

Kumble to Cook, no run, defended outside the off stump

41.5

Kumble to Cook, no run, drive straight to the fielder at mid-off

41.6

Kumble to Cook, 1 run, turned away off the pads to deep square leg

England 111/3   AN Cook 52* (131b 6x4)

42.1

Sreesanth to Cook, no run, defended down the leg side

42.2

Sreesanth to Cook, no run, fuller length delivery on the middle and off stump line, driven down to mid-off, Santh gets another official warning for running on to the danger area taking the tally to two!

42.3

Sreesanth to Cook, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, Cook leaves it through to the keeper

42.4

Sreesanth to Cook, no run, pitched up outside the off stump, driven away towards cover, diving stop there saves runs

42.5

Sreesanth to Cook, (no ball) 1 run, turned away off the pads to deep square leg, easy single

England 113/3   AN Cook 53* (136b 6x4)

43.1

Kumble to Cook, 1 run, on the pads, Cook rocks back and whips it away behind square on the leg side, easy single

43.5

Kumble to Cook, no run, defended outside the off stumps

43.6

Kumble to Cook, no run, quicker delivery outside the off stump, defended - end of a good over from Kumble

England 115/3   AN Cook 54* (139b 6x4)

45.1

Kumble to Cook, no run, fuller length delivery outside the off stump, bowled from round the stumps, driven straight to the fielder at mid-off

45.2

Kumble to Cook, no run, defended on the front-foot, ball rolls back to the bowler

45.3

Kumble to Cook, no run, punched down the track to the mid-on region, fielder moves across quickly and cuts off the single

45.4

Kumble to Cook, FOUR, shot! fuller length delivery on the middle and off stump line, Cook walks into the shot and drives it away through the narrow gap between mid-on and midwicket, exquisitely timed and placed to perfection

45.5

Kumble to Cook, no run, defended back to the bowler

45.6

Kumble to Cook, no run, defended outside the off stump

England 123/3   AN Cook 58* (145b 7x4)

47.1

Kumble to Cook, no run, defended outside the off stump

47.2

Kumble to Cook, no run, driven away on the leg side

47.3

Kumble to Cook, no run, flat delivery outside the off stump, driven hard but straight to the fielder at mid-off

47.4

Kumble to Cook, no run, turning in from outside the off stump, slightly short, Cook stands tall and works it away on the leg side

47.5

Kumble to Cook, no run, hit on the pad turning to defend

47.6

Kumble to Cook, no run, defended down the track, Kumble moves across to his left and picks it up

England 131/3   AN Cook 58* (151b 7x4)

49.1

Kumble to Cook, no run, played away towards gully

49.2

Kumble to Cook, no run, defended outside the off stump

49.3

Kumble to Cook, 1 no ball, bowled from wide of the crease and coming in with the angle, defended on the front-foot

49.3

Kumble to Cook, no run, turned away off the pads to the square leg region, early NO call from Cook

49.4

Kumble to Cook, 1 run, forced away just wide of Tendulkar at mid-off, quick tight single taken

England 133/3   AN Cook 59* (156b 7x4)

50.1

Pathan to Cook, 1 no ball

50.1

Pathan to Cook, 1 run

50.3

Pathan to Cook, no run

50.4

Pathan to Cook, OUT, inside edge and the ball crashes into the stumps

AN Cook b Pathan 60 (206m 160b 7x4 0x6) SR: 37.50

England 136/4   AN Cook 60 (160b 7x4)
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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

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

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