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

Three slips and a gully in place.

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

End of over 1 (maiden) England 0/0
AJ Strauss    0* (6b)      IK Pathan    1-1-0-0
AN Cook    0* (0b)     

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

End of over 2 (5 runs) England 5/0
AN Cook    4* (6b 1x4)      S Sreesanth    1-0-5-0
AJ Strauss    0* (6b)      IK Pathan    1-1-0-0

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

End of over 3 (17 runs) England 22/0
AJ Strauss    14* (15b 3x4)      IK Pathan    2-1-17-0
AN Cook    4* (6b 1x4)      S Sreesanth    1-0-5-0

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

3.3

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

3.5

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

Three slips and a gully waiting

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

End of over 4 (4 runs) England 26/0
AN Cook    7* (10b 1x4)      S Sreesanth    2-0-9-0
AJ Strauss    15* (17b 3x4)      IK Pathan    2-1-17-0

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

End of over 5 (2 runs) England 28/0
AJ Strauss    17* (23b 3x4)      IK Pathan    3-1-19-0
AN Cook    7* (10b 1x4)      S Sreesanth    2-0-9-0

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

End of over 6 (9 runs) England 37/0
AN Cook    15* (17b 3x4)      S Sreesanth    3-0-18-0
AJ Strauss    17* (23b 3x4)      IK Pathan    3-1-19-0

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

End of over 7 (maiden) England 37/0
AJ Strauss    17* (29b 3x4)      IK Pathan    4-2-19-0
AN Cook    15* (17b 3x4)      S Sreesanth    3-0-18-0

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

End of over 8 (4 runs) England 41/0
AN Cook    19* (23b 4x4)      S Sreesanth    4-0-22-0
AJ Strauss    17* (29b 3x4)      IK Pathan    4-2-19-0

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

Harbhajan into the attack, that tells the story

End of over 9 (5 runs) England 46/0
AJ Strauss    22* (35b 4x4)      IK Pathan    5-2-24-0
AN Cook    19* (23b 4x4)      S Sreesanth    4-0-22-0

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

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

End of over 10 (1 run) England 47/0
AN Cook    19* (25b 4x4)      Harbhajan Singh    1-0-1-0
AJ Strauss    23* (39b 4x4)      IK Pathan    5-2-24-0

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

End of over 11 (1 run) England 48/0
AJ Strauss    23* (46b 4x4)      IK Pathan    6-2-25-0
AN Cook    19* (25b 4x4)      Harbhajan Singh    1-0-1-0

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

11.2

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!

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

End of over 12 (2 runs) England 50/0
AN Cook    20* (28b 4x4)      Harbhajan Singh    2-0-3-0
AJ Strauss    24* (49b 4x4)      IK Pathan    6-2-25-0

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

End of over 13 (maiden) England 50/0
AJ Strauss    24* (55b 4x4)      IK Pathan    7-3-25-0
AN Cook    20* (28b 4x4)      Harbhajan Singh    2-0-3-0

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

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

Time for Drinks

End of over 14 (5 runs) England 55/0
AJ Strauss    28* (58b 5x4)      Harbhajan Singh    3-0-8-0
AN Cook    21* (31b 4x4)      IK Pathan    7-3-25-0

14.1

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

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

End of over 15 (1 run, maiden) England 56/0
AJ Strauss    28* (63b 5x4)      S Sreesanth    5-1-22-0
AN Cook    21* (32b 4x4)      Harbhajan Singh    3-0-8-0

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

End of over 16 (maiden) England 56/0
AN Cook    21* (38b 4x4)      Harbhajan Singh    4-1-8-0
AJ Strauss    28* (63b 5x4)      S Sreesanth    5-1-22-0

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

Ian Bell is the next man in

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.

End of over 17 (wicket maiden) England 56/1
IR Bell    0* (5b)      S Sreesanth    6-2-22-1
AN Cook    21* (38b 4x4)      Harbhajan Singh    4-1-8-0

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.

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.

End of over 18 (1 run) England 57/1
IR Bell    0* (6b)      Harbhajan Singh    5-1-9-0
AN Cook    22* (43b 4x4)      S Sreesanth    6-2-22-1

18.1

Sreesanth to Cook, 1 run

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

End of over 19 (1 run) England 58/1
IR Bell    0* (11b)      S Sreesanth    7-2-23-1
AN Cook    23* (44b 4x4)      Harbhajan Singh    5-1-9-0

19.1

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

19.2

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

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

End of over 20 (3 runs) England 61/1
AN Cook    25* (49b 4x4)      Harbhajan Singh    6-1-12-0
IR Bell    1* (12b)      S Sreesanth    7-2-23-1

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.

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.

End of over 21 (9 runs) England 70/1
IR Bell    5* (15b 1x4)      S Sreesanth    8-2-32-1
AN Cook    30* (52b 5x4)      Harbhajan Singh    6-1-12-0

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.

End of over 22 (2 runs) England 72/1
AN Cook    32* (58b 5x4)      Harbhajan Singh    7-1-14-0
IR Bell    5* (15b 1x4)      S Sreesanth    8-2-32-1

Anil Kumble replaces Sreesanth

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.

End of over 23 (maiden) England 72/1
IR Bell    5* (21b 1x4)      A Kumble    1-1-0-0
AN Cook    32* (58b 5x4)      Harbhajan Singh    7-1-14-0

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.

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.

End of over 24 (3 runs) England 75/1
IR Bell    5* (25b 1x4)      Harbhajan Singh    8-1-17-0
AN Cook    35* (60b 5x4)      A Kumble    1-1-0-0

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.

24.6

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

End of over 25 (5 runs) England 80/1
IR Bell    9* (26b 2x4)      A Kumble    2-1-5-0
AN Cook    36* (65b 5x4)      Harbhajan Singh    8-1-17-0

25.1

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

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

Dravid dived across and popped it up with his left hand and took it on the second attempt

Kevin Pietersen is the new batsman.

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.

End of over 26 (1 run) England 81/2
KP Pietersen    0* (3b)      Harbhajan Singh    9-1-18-1
AN Cook    37* (66b 5x4)      A Kumble    2-1-5-0

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.

End of over 27 (1 run) England 82/2
AN Cook    38* (72b 5x4)      A Kumble    3-1-6-0
KP Pietersen    0* (3b)      Harbhajan Singh    9-1-18-1

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

End of over 28 (6 runs) England 88/2
AN Cook    44* (78b 6x4)      Harbhajan Singh    10-1-24-1
KP Pietersen    0* (3b)      A Kumble    3-1-6-0

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

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

And that's lunch on day one.

End of over 29 (1 run) England 89/2
AN Cook    44* (82b 6x4)      A Kumble    4-1-7-0
KP Pietersen    1* (5b)      Harbhajan Singh    10-1-24-1

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

Attacking field in place - Slip, silly point and a forward short leg all waiting for that edge

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

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

End of over 30 (1 run) England 90/2
AN Cook    44* (86b 6x4)      Harbhajan Singh    11-1-25-1
KP Pietersen    2* (7b)      A Kumble    4-1-7-0

Kumble on from the other end, so it is going to be spin at both ends

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

End of over 31 (maiden) England 90/2
KP Pietersen    2* (13b)      A Kumble    5-2-7-0
AN Cook    44* (86b 6x4)      Harbhajan Singh    11-1-25-1

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

End of over 32 (2 runs) England 92/2
AN Cook    46* (92b 6x4)      Harbhajan Singh    12-1-27-1
KP Pietersen    2* (13b)      A Kumble    5-2-7-0

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

End of over 33 (4 runs) England 96/2
KP Pietersen    6* (19b 1x4)      A Kumble    6-2-11-0
AN Cook    46* (92b 6x4)      Harbhajan Singh    12-1-27-1

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

End of over 34 (2 runs) England 98/2
AN Cook    48* (98b 6x4)      Harbhajan Singh    13-1-29-1
KP Pietersen    6* (19b 1x4)      A Kumble    6-2-11-0

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

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!

End of over 35 (4 runs) England 102/2
AN Cook    49* (101b 6x4)      A Kumble    7-2-15-0
KP Pietersen    9* (22b 1x4)      Harbhajan Singh    13-1-29-1

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

End of over 36 (maiden) England 102/2
AN Cook    49* (107b 6x4)      Harbhajan Singh    14-2-29-1
KP Pietersen    9* (22b 1x4)      A Kumble    7-2-15-0

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

End of over 37 (6 runs) England 108/2
KP Pietersen    15* (28b 2x4)      A Kumble    8-2-21-0
AN Cook    49* (107b 6x4)      Harbhajan Singh    14-2-29-1

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

Sreesanth back into the attack now.

End of over 38 (1 run) England 109/2
AN Cook    50* (113b 6x4)      Harbhajan Singh    15-2-30-1
KP Pietersen    15* (28b 2x4)      A Kumble    8-2-21-0

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

Change of ends for Kumble.

End of over 39 (1 run) England 110/2
AN Cook    51* (119b 6x4)      S Sreesanth    9-2-33-1
KP Pietersen    15* (28b 2x4)      Harbhajan Singh    15-2-30-1

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

Slip, silly point and a short leg in place

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

End of over 40 (maiden) England 110/2
AN Cook    51* (125b 6x4)      A Kumble    9-3-21-0
KP Pietersen    15* (28b 2x4)      S Sreesanth    9-2-33-1

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

Paul Collingwood is the next man in

40.6

Sreesanth to Collingwood, no run, fulltoss on the stumps, played down to mid-on, end of a successful over

End of over 41 (wicket maiden) England 110/3
PD Collingwood    0* (1b)      S Sreesanth    10-3-33-2
AN Cook    51* (125b 6x4)      A Kumble    9-3-21-0

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

End of over 42 (1 run) England 111/3
AN Cook    52* (131b 6x4)      A Kumble    10-3-22-0
PD Collingwood    0* (1b)      S Sreesanth    10-3-33-2

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!

Sreesanth decides to come round the wicket to the left-hander

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

42.5

Sreesanth to Collingwood, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, hint of swing, Collingwood leaves it through to the keeper

42.6

Sreesanth to Collingwood, no run, short of a good length delivery, coming in with the angle, Collingwood gets right behind the line and defends it down on the leg side

End of over 43 (2 runs) England 113/3
PD Collingwood    0* (3b)      S Sreesanth    11-3-35-2
AN Cook    53* (136b 6x4)      A Kumble    10-3-22-0

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

43.2

Kumble to Collingwood, no run, flighted delivery outside the off stump, driven straight back to the bowler

43.3

Kumble to Collingwood, no run, quicker delivery, turning across and Collingwood gets hit on the pad trying to work it away off the back-foot, appeal for lbw turned down, probably missing leg

43.4

Kumble to Collingwood, 1 run, glanced down to fine leg

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

End of over 44 (2 runs) England 115/3
AN Cook    54* (139b 6x4)      A Kumble    11-3-24-0
PD Collingwood    1* (6b)      S Sreesanth    11-3-35-2

44.1

Sreesanth to Collingwood, FOUR, pitched up on the pads, probably went for the yorker, Collingwood stays back and nicely clips it away through midwicket for his first boundary of the innings

44.2

Sreesanth to Collingwood, no run, short rising delivery outside the off stump, cut away towards point

44.3

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

44.4

Sreesanth to Collingwood, no run, pitched up outside the off stump, driven straight to the fielder at mid-off

44.5

Sreesanth to Collingwood, no run, well bowled yorker, was the slower delivery, Collingwood digs it out late - almost got through

44.6

Sreesanth to Collingwood, no run, bowled from round the stumps, angling across the right-hander, Collingwood had a half-hearted poke at it and gets beaten by a long way

End of over 45 (4 runs) England 119/3
PD Collingwood    5* (12b 1x4)      S Sreesanth    12-3-39-2
AN Cook    54* (139b 6x4)      A Kumble    11-3-24-0

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

End of over 46 (4 runs) England 123/3
AN Cook    58* (145b 7x4)      A Kumble    12-3-28-0
PD Collingwood    5* (12b 1x4)      S Sreesanth    12-3-39-2

46.1

Pathan to Collingwood, FOUR, good length delivery on the pads, a gentle loosener, Collingwood leans well forward and drives it away to the midwicket fence, timed it well and the ball just raced across the fast outfield

46.2

Pathan to Collingwood, FOUR, four more! Pathan once again drifts on to the pads and this time Collingwood ships it away to the fine leg fence, Sreesanth in the deep had no chance of cutting it off

46.3

Pathan to Collingwood, no run, angling across, no shot offered

46.4

Pathan to Collingwood, no run, good length delivery, driven down to mid-off

46.5

Pathan to Collingwood, no run, pitched up outside the off stump, driven straight to Sehwag at mid-off

46.6

Pathan to Collingwood, no run, short of a good length delivery on the middle and leg stump line, Collingwood looking to defend it down on the leg side ends up with a leading edge and the ball rolls away towards cover

End of over 47 (8 runs) England 131/3
PD Collingwood    13* (18b 3x4)      IK Pathan    8-3-33-0
AN Cook    58* (145b 7x4)      A Kumble    12-3-28-0

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

End of over 48 (maiden) England 131/3
AN Cook    58* (151b 7x4)      A Kumble    13-4-28-0
PD Collingwood    13* (18b 3x4)      IK Pathan    8-3-33-0

48.1

Pathan to Collingwood, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, hint of reverse in swing and Collingwood is beaten outside the off stump, well bowled

48.2

Pathan to Collingwood, no run, quicker delivery on the middle and off stump line, defended on the back-foot

48.3

Pathan to Collingwood, no run, good length delivery, angling across the right-hander, Collingwood gets a good stride forward and punches it away straight to Sehwag at mid-off

48.4

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

48.5

Pathan to Collingwood, no run, short of a good length delivery, this one kept its line after hitting the deck, Collingwood leaves it through to the keeper

48.6

Pathan to Collingwood, no run, beauty! again hint of reverse swing and the ball goes through Collingwood's defense, appeal for caught behind turned down

End of over 49 (maiden) England 131/3
PD Collingwood    13* (24b 3x4)      IK Pathan    9-4-33-0
AN Cook    58* (151b 7x4)      A Kumble    13-4-28-0

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

49.5

Kumble to Collingwood, no run, defended outside the off stump, ball rolls away on the off side

49.6

Kumble to Collingwood, no run, leg break on the middle and off stump line, defended on the front-foot and the ball rolls back down the track

Time for drinks

End of over 50 (2 runs) England 133/3
PD Collingwood    13* (26b 3x4)      A Kumble    14-4-30-0
AN Cook    59* (156b 7x4)      IK Pathan    9-4-33-0
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