England tour of India, 2005/06 / Commentary

England in India Test Series - 1st Test

India v England

Match drawn

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25.4

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, defended back to the bowler.

25.5

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

25.6

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, defended to the short-leg fielder.

England 81/2   KP Pietersen 0* (3b)

28.1

Kumble to Pietersen, no run, down the leg side, left alone

28.2

Kumble to Pietersen, 1 run, turned away to fine leg

England 89/2   KP Pietersen 1* (5b)

29.1

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, tossed up and turning in, defended stretching well forward, one the bounce to the fielder at silly point

29.2

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, on the stumps and turning in, Pietersen comes down the track and drives it wide of the fielder at mid-on, quick single taken

England 90/2   KP Pietersen 2* (7b)

30.1

Kumble to Pietersen, no run, full and turning across, Pietersen gets hit on the pad, loud appeal for lbw turned down

30.2

Kumble to Pietersen, no run, defended down to mid-on

30.3

Kumble to Pietersen, no run, quicker delivery, played down to mid-on

30.4

Kumble to Pietersen, no run, defended watchfully

30.5

Kumble to Pietersen, no run

30.6

Kumble to Pietersen, no run

England 90/2   KP Pietersen 2* (13b)

32.1

Kumble to Pietersen, no run, full an on the stumps, driven hard but straight to the fielder at midwicket

32.2

Kumble to Pietersen, no run, flat delivery on the middle and off stump line, Pietersen gets a good stride in and defends it with a straight bat

32.3

Kumble to Pietersen, no run, turned away straight to Sehwag at short midwicket

32.4

Kumble to Pietersen, no run, turning across from middle and leg, defended stretching well forward, ball rolls away off the inner half of the bat

32.5

Kumble to Pietersen, no run, quicker delivery, turning in from outside the leg stump, Pietersen stretches well forward and tucks it away on the leg side

32.6

Kumble to Pietersen, FOUR, bit too full on the pads and Pietersen whips it past the diving fielder at midwicket, excellent placement

England 96/2   KP Pietersen 6* (19b 1x4)

34.1

Kumble to Pietersen, no run, driven down to mid-on, no room for a single

34.2

Kumble to Pietersen, no run, on the stumps and turning away, Pietersen gets well forward and forces it away on the leg side

34.3

Kumble to Pietersen, 3 runs, turned away off the pads to deep square leg, runs hard and gets back for the third, Harbhajan with the long chase

England 101/2   KP Pietersen 9* (22b 1x4)

36.1

Kumble to Pietersen, no run, driven off the back-foot, straight to the fielder at cover

36.2

Kumble to Pietersen, no run, turned away straight to the man at midwicket

36.3

Kumble to Pietersen, FOUR, tossed up on the pads, bit too full and Pietersen flicks it away through midwicket, easy runs

36.4

Kumble to Pietersen, no run, tossed up on the stumps, Pietersen gets a good stride forward and drives it straight to the man at mid-on

36.5

Kumble to Pietersen, 2 runs, fraction short, Pietersen quickly goes back and whips it away well wide of the fielder at midwicket, easy two

36.6

Kumble to Pietersen, no run, punched hard into the ground and the ball lobs up over the bowler, mid-on moves across and fields

England 108/2   KP Pietersen 15* (28b 2x4)

40.1

Sreesanth to Pietersen, no run, edged and dropped! good length delivery outside the off stump, hint of reverse away swing, Pietersen pokes at it away from his body and the ball goes behind after kissing the outside edge, Laxman at second slip grasses a low chance, what a let-off!

40.2

Sreesanth to Pietersen, no run, good length delivery, defended

40.3

Sreesanth to Pietersen, no run, inswinging yorker, edged away towards cover, Santh looking good here

40.4

Sreesanth to Pietersen, no run, defended to the off side

40.5

Sreesanth to Pietersen, OUT, got'm! short ball on the middle and off stump line, ball stopped a bit after hitting the deck, Pietersen is bit early into the pull shot and the ball crashes into the leg stump after clipping the inside edge and Sreesanth gets his man!

KP Pietersen b Sreesanth 15 (51m 33b 2x4 0x6) SR: 45.45

England 110/3   KP Pietersen 15 (33b 2x4)
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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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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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