England tour of India, 2005/06 / Commentary

England in India Test Series - 1st Test

India v England

Match drawn

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16.2

Sreesanth to Bell, no run

16.3

Sreesanth to Bell, no run, defended back to the bowler.

16.4

Sreesanth to Bell, no run, straight on off stump. Defended off the front foot.

16.5

Sreesanth to Bell, no run, bowled from wide off the crease and drifts down legside.

16.6

Sreesanth to Bell, no run, slightly shorter in length and Bell tries to pull but misses. He was almost through his shot when the ball reached him.

England 56/1   IR Bell 0* (5b)

17.6

Harbhajan Singh to Bell, no run, tossed up on off stump. That opened Bell up and hit him on the pad. Loud confident appeal for lbw is turned down.

England 57/1   IR Bell 0* (6b)

18.2

Sreesanth to Bell, no run, full toss. Bell tries to drive and gets an inside edge on to the pad

18.3

Sreesanth to Bell, no run, left alone outside off stump.

18.4

Sreesanth to Bell, no run, fuller on off stump. Bell gets half foward and gets an inside edge to midwicket.

18.5

Sreesanth to Bell, no run, played to cover.

18.6

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

England 58/1   IR Bell 0* (11b)

19.2

Harbhajan Singh to Bell, 1 run, swept to fine leg

England 60/1   IR Bell 1* (12b)

20.4

Sreesanth to Bell, FOUR, short and wide outside off stump. Easy pickings for Bell who smacks it through covers for four.

20.5

Sreesanth to Bell, no run, yorker, swinging in to Bell. Well dug out.

20.6

Sreesanth to Bell, no run, full in length and Bell drives towards mid-off.

England 70/1   IR Bell 5* (15b 1x4)

22.1

Kumble to Bell, no run, drifts on to Bell's pads. PPlayed to midwicket.

22.2

Kumble to Bell, no run, straighter ball. Played to mid-off.

22.3

Kumble to Bell, no run, that was straight as well. Bell goes back and gets an inside edge to the short leg fielder.

22.4

Kumble to Bell, no run, played to midwicket.

22.5

Kumble to Bell, no run, quicker and in the blockhole. Bell digs it out.

22.6

Kumble to Bell, no run, defended on the leg side.

England 72/1   IR Bell 5* (21b 1x4)

23.3

Harbhajan Singh to Bell, no run, outside off stump. Left alone by Bell.

23.4

Harbhajan Singh to Bell, no run, that was slower and tossed up. Bell plays it in the air on the off side.

23.5

Harbhajan Singh to Bell, no run

23.6

Harbhajan Singh to Bell, no run, defended on the offside.

England 75/1   IR Bell 5* (25b 1x4)

24.6

Kumble to Bell, FOUR, good line and length, Bell drives

England 80/1   IR Bell 9* (26b 2x4)

25.2

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

25.3

Harbhajan Singh to Bell, OUT, beauty! well flighted delivery, perfect line and length, Bell pushes forward to defend, ball turns in just enough to clip the outside edge, Dravid at first slip dives across to his left and takes a fantastic catch, England two down

IR Bell c Dravid b Harbhajan Singh 9 (36m 28b 2x4 0x6) SR: 32.14

England 81/2   IR Bell 9 (28b 2x4)
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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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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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