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

99.6

Sreesanth to Harmison, no run, good line and length, Harmison plays and misses

England 267/8   SJ Harmison 0* (1b)

100.3

Pathan to Harmison, no run, full and on the pads, hint of in swing, bat before pad and the appeal for lbw is turned down

100.4

Pathan to Harmison, FOUR, good length delivery outside the off stump, angle creates the width and the Harmison drives it through cover point for a boundary, good positive shot

100.5

Pathan to Harmison, 1 run, on the pads, turned away to fine leg for a single

England 275/8   SJ Harmison 5* (4b 1x4)

101.2

Sreesanth to Harmison, no run, short of a length and outside the off stump, Harmison looking to drive on the up is beaten by a long way

101.3

Sreesanth to Harmison, no run, on the middle and leg stump line, Harmison defends it down towards mid-on, Santh moves across quickly, picks up the ball and threatens to throw it back, gets the crowd going

101.4

Sreesanth to Harmison, 1 run, short delivery on the stumps, Harmison goes for the pull and the ball steeples off the top edge, luckily for Harmison the ball falls well short of Pathan moving in from fine leg

England 278/8   SJ Harmison 6* (7b 1x4)

102.1

Kumble to Harmison, FOUR, fulltoss down the leg side and Harmison slaps it away to the fine leg fence

102.2

Kumble to Harmison, no run, googly, the one that comes back in, Harmison gets hit on the pad, loud appeal for lbw turned down, that looked close

102.3

Kumble to Harmison, 2 runs, swept away nicely to deep fine leg, Santh moves across quickly in the deep, swoops down and flicks the ball in saving two runs

102.4

Kumble to Harmison, 1 run, inside edge and the ball races away to fine leg, easy single

England 289/8   SJ Harmison 13* (11b 2x4)

103.1

Sreesanth to Harmison, no run, pitched up outside the off stump, ball clips the edge and rolls away straight to Sehwag at gully

103.2

Sreesanth to Harmison, no run, full and drifting down the leg side, Harmison plays down the wrong line and gets hit on the pad, loud appeal for lbw turned down, that was missing leg by a long way

103.3

Sreesanth to Harmison, no run, good length delivery down the leg side, Dhoni had to dive across

103.4

Sreesanth to Harmison, FOUR, half-volley outside the off stump and that's pounded past the cover fielder, powerful shot

103.5

Sreesanth to Harmison, FOUR, four more, good length delivery outside the off stump, Harmison drives on the up, nicely opening the face of the bat, ball clips the outer half of the bat and races away to the backward point fence

103.6

Sreesanth to Harmison, FOUR, make that three in a row! under pressure Santh drags it short, Harmison sways back and pulls it away neatly to the backward square leg fence, this is excellent batting from the big man

England 301/8   SJ Harmison 25* (17b 5x4)

104.3

Kumble to Harmison, no run, googly, the one that turns back in, Harmison gets well forward and defend it down on the off side

104.4

Kumble to Harmison, no run, big turning leg-break, too wide outside the off stump and Harmison leaves it through to the keeper

104.5

Kumble to Harmison, no run, quicker delivery on the stumps, inside edge and the ball rolls away straight to the fielder at leg gully

104.6

Kumble to Harmison, 1 run, edged and the ball rolls away well wide of Dravid at first slip, Harmison was looking to drive it through covers, Tendulkar moves across from gully and picks it up

England 303/8   SJ Harmison 26* (21b 5x4)

105.1

Harbhajan Singh to Harmison, no run, tossed up and drifting down the leg side, Harmison goes for the reverse sweep and gets beaten, needless shot that

105.2

Harbhajan Singh to Harmison, no run, much better, tossed up and turning in, defended with a straight bat

105.3

Harbhajan Singh to Harmison, FOUR, quicker delivery, this one turns in sharply and takes the edge, ball rolls away well wide of Dravid at first slip, there is no protection in the deep

105.4

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

105.5

Harbhajan Singh to Harmison, no run, full and on the pads, Harmison leans down and jams it into the track

105.6

Harbhajan Singh to Harmison, no run, inside edge and the ball rolls away on the leg side, short leg moves across and fields

England 307/8   SJ Harmison 30* (27b 6x4)

106.2

Kumble to Harmison, no run, hit on the pad looking to defend, going down with the angle, appeal for lbw turned down

106.3

Kumble to Harmison, 1 run, forced away just in front of point, bit of mix-up going for the single but in the end they make it across safely, Tendulkar once again fails to hit the target

106.5

Kumble to Harmison, no run, defended straight back to the bowler

106.6

Kumble to Harmison, no run, quicker delivery to end the over, one that goes straight on, Harmison is beaten outside the off stump

England 310/8   SJ Harmison 31* (31b 6x4)

107.4

Harbhajan Singh to Harmison, no run, played away on the leg side

107.5

Harbhajan Singh to Harmison, no run, defeded outside the off stump

107.6

Harbhajan Singh to Harmison, no run, fuller delivery outside the off stump and Harmison taps it away well wide of the fielder at silly point

England 311/8   SJ Harmison 31* (34b 6x4)

108.4

Kumble to Harmison, no run, googly and that's defended watchfully

108.5

Kumble to Harmison, no run, this time it's the flipper, Kumble mixing it up well here, Harmison forces it away towards point

108.6

Kumble to Harmison, no run, left alone outside the off stump

England 312/8   SJ Harmison 31* (37b 6x4)

110.1

Kumble to Harmison, 3 runs, turning away sharply, Harmison defends on the front-foot and is beaten by the extra bounce, ball kisses the outside edge and races away to deep third man, Tendulkar chases it down

110.6

Kumble to Harmison, 1 run, swept away to fine leg

England 323/8   SJ Harmison 35* (39b 6x4)

111.1

Harbhajan Singh to Harmison, FOUR, on the stumps, Harmison comes down the track and lofts it down to the long-on fence, good clean hit

111.2

Harbhajan Singh to Harmison, no run, beaten by the doosra, excellent comeback delivery

111.3

Harbhajan Singh to Harmison, OUT, got'm! tossed up and turning away, Harmison comes down the track looking to repeat the previous shot but this time gets completely foxed by the doosra, Dhoni quickly whips off the bails and that' the end of an entertaining knock

SJ Harmison st †Dhoni b Harbhajan Singh 39 (49m 42b 7x4 0x6) SR: 92.85

England 327/9   SJ Harmison 39 (42b 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

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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