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

0.1

Pathan to Strauss, no run, starts of with a good length delivery outside the off stump, hint of away swing and Strauss leaves it through to the keeper

0.2

Pathan to Strauss, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, shaping away from the left-hander, Strauss gets behind the line and forces it away towards cover

0.3

Pathan to Strauss, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, genuine out swing, no shot offered

0.4

Pathan to Strauss, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stumps, bit too wide and this one kept it's line, Strauss watchfully leaves it through to the keeper

0.5

Pathan to Strauss, no run, another good length and length delivery outside the off stump, Strauss plays inside the line

0.6

Pathan to Strauss, no run, good delivery to end the over, Strauss shoulders arms and the ball goes through to the keeper, Pathan starts off with a maiden

England 0/0   AJ Strauss 0* (6b)

2.1

Pathan to Strauss, 1 no ball, called for overstepping, good length delivery outside the off stump, driven down to mid-on

2.1

Pathan to Strauss, FOUR, pitched up on the pads, flicked away to the fine leg fence, Strauss too off the mark in style

2.2

Pathan to Strauss, 1 no ball, again called for overstepping, short of a good length delivery, this one came back in a touch but not enough to make Strauss play at it

2.2

Pathan to Strauss, FOUR, short and wide outside the off stump and that's carved through cover point for the second boundary of the over, excellent placement

2.3

Pathan to Strauss, (no ball) FOUR, another no-ball and another four, third of the over! this one is again short and wide outside the off stump, Strauss stays back and cuts it away well wide of the fielder at gully, third man had no chance of cutting it off - Pathan struggling here!

2.3

Pathan to Strauss, no run, much better line and length, no shot offered

2.4

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

2.5

Pathan to Strauss, 2 runs, fuller length delivery outside the off stump, driven well wide of Kaif at mid-off, two easy runs added to the total and this is turning out to be a good over for England

2.6

Pathan to Strauss, no run, defended straight to Kaif at mid-off, end of a nightmare over

England 22/0   AJ Strauss 14* (15b 3x4)

3.3

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, pitched up outside the off stump and Strauss jabs it down to the gully region, diving stop by Kumble there saves a certain four - well done

3.4

Sreesanth to Strauss, 1 run, good length delivery outside the off stump and Strauss drives it away wide of the cover fielder, quick single taken

England 26/0   AJ Strauss 15* (17b 3x4)

4.1

Pathan to Strauss, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, hint of away swing, defended on the back-foot and the ball rolls away towards covers

4.2

Pathan to Strauss, no run, driven off the back-foot, straight to Raina at mid-off

4.3

Pathan to Strauss, 2 runs, good length delivery, Strauss moves across a bit and drives it down to mid-off, Raina there fails to stop it cleanly and the batsmen cross over for a couple

4.4

Pathan to Strauss, no run, driven off the back-foot, straight to the fielder at gully

4.5

Pathan to Strauss, no run, left alone outside the off stump

4.6

Pathan to Strauss, no run, good length delivery, this one came back in a touch, Strauss knows where his off stump is and the ball thuds into the keeper's gloves

England 28/0   AJ Strauss 17* (23b 3x4)

6.1

Pathan to Strauss, no run, good length delivery on the stumps, defended towards mid-on

6.2

Pathan to Strauss, no run, Pathan once again drifts on to the pads, Strauss stays back and drives it down to mid-on, Tendulkar there moves across quickly and negates the chance of a single

6.3

Pathan to Strauss, no run, punched straight to the fielder at mid-off

6.4

Pathan to Strauss, no run, left alone outside the off stump, we are now down to two slips a gully!

6.5

Pathan to Strauss, no run, short of a good length delivery, pitched wide outside the off stump and swinging away further, Dhoni moves across and collects it cleanly

6.6

Pathan to Strauss, no run, maiden! good length delivery outside the off stump, Strauss gets a good stride forward and punches it straight to Kaif at cover

England 37/0   AJ Strauss 17* (29b 3x4)

8.1

Pathan to Strauss, no run, good length delivery on the stumps, hint of in swing, driven straight to Tendulkar at mid-on

8.2

Pathan to Strauss, FOUR, Pathan strays down the leg side, Strauss moves back and across and drives it away through midwicket, long chase ends in vain

8.3

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

8.4

Pathan to Strauss, no run, slower delivery, ends up as a low fulltoss outside the off stump, bit of a surprise delivery and Strauss punches it straight back to the bowler

8.5

Pathan to Strauss, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, shaping in a touch, no shot offered

8.6

Pathan to Strauss, 1 run, short of a good length delivery, this one shaped back in cramping Strauss who goes through with the cuts, ball clips the inside edge and goes over the stumps, great escape

England 46/0   AJ Strauss 22* (35b 4x4)

9.1

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, cut away towards point

9.2

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

9.3

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, tossed up on the middle and off stump line, turning away, Strauss gets a good stride forward and defends it down into the track

9.4

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, 1 run, on the pads, turning in from outside the leg stump, Strauss goes back and works it away to fine leg for a single

England 47/0   AJ Strauss 23* (39b 4x4)

10.1

Pathan to Strauss, no run, left alone outside the off stump, bit too wide to interest Strauss

10.2

Pathan to Strauss, 1 no ball, Pathan continues to struggle, good length delivery outside the off stump, defended on the front-foot

10.2

Pathan to Strauss, no run, another French-cut, this time the ball clips the inside edge, pitches close to the off-stump and goes straight to the keeper

10.3

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

10.4

Pathan to Strauss, no run, left alone outside the off stump

10.5

Pathan to Strauss, no run, in the slot outside the off stump, was there to be hit but Strauss finds Sehwag at mid-off, missed out there

10.6

Pathan to Strauss, no run, short and wide outside the off stump, Strauss shoulders arms

England 48/0   AJ Strauss 23* (46b 4x4)

11.2

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, tossed up outside the off stump, pushed straight back to the bowler

11.3

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, well flighted delivery on the stumps, excellent line and length, Strauss defends on the back-foot, well bowled and well played

11.4

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, 1 run, tossed up on the pads, swept away to fine leg for an easy single, 50 comes up for England in just 11.4 overs, what a start!

England 50/0   AJ Strauss 24* (49b 4x4)

12.1

Pathan to Strauss, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Strauss leaves it through to Dhoni

12.2

Pathan to Strauss, no run, short of a good length delivery, driven off the back-foot, straight to Tendulkar at mid-off

12.3

Pathan to Strauss, no run, another short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, Strauss shoulders arms and the ball goes through to the keeper

12.4

Pathan to Strauss, no run, punched off the back-foot, Tendulkar moves across from mid-on and cuts off the single

12.5

Pathan to Strauss, no run, forced away straight to Kaif at cover

12.6

Pathan to Strauss, no run, short of a good length delivery, hint of away swing, Strauss drives off the back-foot but the shot is not timed well enough and the ball rolls away straight to the fielder at mid-off, came off the inner half of the bat

England 50/0   AJ Strauss 24* (55b 4x4)

13.4

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, bit of width offered outside the off stump, cut away straight to Jaffer at point

13.5

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, tossed up and turning away, Strauss offers no shot, Dhoni moves across and collects it cleanly

13.6

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, FOUR, and the mighty sweep! tossed up on the stumps, not a bad delivery, Strauss goes for the sweep and gets it on the middle, ball races away to the square leg fence

England 55/0   AJ Strauss 28* (58b 5x4)

14.2

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, fuller length delivery on the middle and off stump line, Strauss drive on the front-foot, one bounce and back to the bowler

14.3

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, pitched up outside the off stump and Strauss drives opening the face of the bat, diving stop by Harbhajan at point saves runs

14.4

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

14.5

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, pitched up on the middle and off stump line, Strauss gets forward and drives it straight to Tendulkar at mid-on

14.6

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, punched off the back-foot and the ball rolls down to mid-on

England 56/0   AJ Strauss 28* (63b 5x4)

16.1

Sreesanth to Strauss, OUT, breakthrough! full and wide outside the off stump, Strauss needlessly flashes hard at it and the edge flies straight to Laxman at second slip who takes a sharp head high catch to give Sreesanth his first Test wicket!

AJ Strauss c Laxman b Sreesanth 28 (71m 64b 5x4 0x6) SR: 43.75

England 56/1   AJ Strauss 28 (64b 5x4)
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