England tour of India, 1st Test: India v England at Nagpur, Mar 1-5, 2006
Match drawn
1,2,3,4,5 March 2006 (5-day match)
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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

England 5/0   AN Cook 4* (5b 1x4)   S Sreesanth 0.5-0-5-0
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

England 10/0   AJ Strauss 4* (8b 1x4)   IK Pathan 1.1-1-5-0
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

England 15/0   AJ Strauss 8* (10b 2x4)   IK Pathan 1.2-1-10-0
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!

England 20/0   AJ Strauss 12* (11b 3x4)   IK Pathan 1.2-1-15-0
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

England 32/0   AN Cook 11* (11b 2x4)   S Sreesanth 2.1-0-13-0
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

England 37/0   AN Cook 15* (16b 3x4)   S Sreesanth 2.5-0-18-0
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

England 41/0   AN Cook 19* (19b 4x4)   S Sreesanth 3.2-0-22-0
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

England 45/0   AJ Strauss 21* (31b 4x4)   IK Pathan 4.2-2-23-0
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)   Harbhajan Singh 3-0-8-0
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

England 65/1   AN Cook 29* (51b 5x4)   S Sreesanth 7.2-2-27-1
20.4

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

England 70/1   IR Bell 5* (13b 1x4)   S Sreesanth 7.4-2-32-1
24.6

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

England 80/1   IR Bell 9* (26b 2x4)   A Kumble 2-1-5-0
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

England 88/2   AN Cook 44* (77b 6x4)   Harbhajan Singh 9.5-1-24-1
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)   A Kumble 6-2-11-0
36.3

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

England 106/2   KP Pietersen 13* (25b 2x4)   A Kumble 7.3-2-19-0
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

England 119/3   PD Collingwood 5* (7b 1x4)   S Sreesanth 11.1-3-39-2
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

England 123/3   AN Cook 58* (143b 7x4)   A Kumble 11.4-3-28-0
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

England 127/3   PD Collingwood 9* (13b 2x4)   IK Pathan 7.1-3-29-0
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

England 131/3   PD Collingwood 13* (14b 3x4)   IK Pathan 7.2-3-33-0
54.5

Pathan to Flintoff, FOUR

England 146/4   A Flintoff 6* (15b 1x4)   IK Pathan 11.5-4-43-1
54.6

Pathan to Flintoff, FOUR

England 150/4   A Flintoff 10* (16b 2x4)   IK Pathan 12-4-47-1
57.1

Harbhajan Singh to Collingwood, FOUR, short of a lengt outside off, Collingwood plays a good looking cover drive off the backfoot, the ball races away to the cover boundary

England 154/4   PD Collingwood 20* (44b 4x4)   Harbhajan Singh 16.1-3-34-1
60.2

Sreesanth to Flintoff, FOUR, good length delivery outside the off stump, this one that goes straight on, just a defensive push from Flintoff and the ball sped away to the long-off fence, can't time it any better

England 162/4   A Flintoff 16* (28b 3x4)   S Sreesanth 14.2-4-44-2
60.6

Sreesanth to Flintoff, FOUR, short delivery, coming in with the angle, Flintoff rocks back and pulls it away well in front of square for the second boundary of the over - typical Flintoff shot

England 166/4   A Flintoff 20* (32b 4x4)   S Sreesanth 15-4-48-2
62.6

Sreesanth to Flintoff, FOUR, good length delivery outside the off stump, thick outside edge and the ball races away through the big gap between slip and gully, there is no protection in the deep and another four gets added to Flintoff's tally

England 178/4   A Flintoff 27* (42b 5x4)   S Sreesanth 16-4-54-2
65.6

Harbhajan Singh to Collingwood, FOUR, flat delivery, Collingwood comes down the track, gets to the pitch of the delivery and lofts it away to the midwicket fence, not a well timed shot but got enough bat on it - good shot to break the ice!

England 188/4   PD Collingwood 28* (70b 5x4)   Harbhajan Singh 21-3-48-1
66.4

Kumble to Flintoff, FOUR, tossed up in the slot outside the off stump, with the mid-off and mid-on inside the circle Flintoff wallops it straight back over the bowler's head - good clean hit

England 192/4   A Flintoff 36* (53b 6x4)   A Kumble 16.4-5-35-0
75.1

Harbhajan Singh to Jones, FOUR, short and wide outside the off stump, easy pickings, Jones rocks back and cuts it away behind point

England 209/5   GO Jones 4* (6b 1x4)   Harbhajan Singh 25.1-4-58-1
78.5

Kumble to Collingwood, FOUR, on middle and leg, turning across, Collingwood comes down the track, takes it on the half-volley and drives it past the diving fielder at mid-on, shot!

England 217/5   PD Collingwood 38* (110b 6x4)   A Kumble 22.5-8-46-1
79.5

Tendulkar to Jones, FOUR, fulltoss on the pads and this time Jones takes full toll, ball races away to the midwicket fence

England 221/5   GO Jones 10* (23b 2x4)   SR Tendulkar 1.5-0-7-0
79.6

Tendulkar to Jones, FOUR, in the slot outside the off stump, Jones steps forward and thulps it through covers, perfect timing and the ball rocketed away to the fence

England 225/5   GO Jones 14* (24b 3x4)   SR Tendulkar 2-0-11-0
84.2

Kumble to Collingwood, FOUR, fulltoss on the pads, too high to miss out, Collingwood gets forward and slaps it away to the midwicket fence, welcome runs for England

England 233/6   PD Collingwood 44* (128b 7x4)   A Kumble 25.2-9-53-1
90.2

Sreesanth to Hoggard, FOUR, good length delivery outside the off stump, Hoggard gets low down to defend, ball clips the outside edge and races away to the third man fence, Kumble at gully had no chance of cutting it off.

England 250/7   MJ Hoggard 4* (8b 1x4)   S Sreesanth 18.2-4-60-2
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

England 274/8   SJ Harmison 4* (3b 1x4)   IK Pathan 19.4-5-69-3
101.5

Sreesanth to Collingwood, FOUR, pitched up on the pads, easy pickings for Collingwood, nice looking drive and the ball races away through the gap between midwicket and mid-on

England 282/8   PD Collingwood 68* (174b 8x4 1x6)   S Sreesanth 22.5-6-67-3
102.1

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

England 286/8   SJ Harmison 10* (8b 2x4)   A Kumble 31.1-12-67-1
103.4

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

England 293/8   SJ Harmison 17* (15b 3x4)   S Sreesanth 23.4-6-71-3
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

England 297/8   SJ Harmison 21* (16b 4x4)   S Sreesanth 23.5-6-75-3
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)   S Sreesanth 24-6-79-3
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

England 307/8   SJ Harmison 30* (24b 6x4)   Harbhajan Singh 26.3-4-63-1
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

England 327/8   SJ Harmison 39* (40b 7x4)   Harbhajan Singh 29.1-4-74-1
119.5

Sreesanth to Collingwood, FOUR, pitched up outside the off stump, Collingwood drives on the up and the ball files off the edge, goes between the keeper and Laxman at first slip and races away to the third man fence, lucky escape

England 360/9   PD Collingwood 109* (232b 9x4 3x6)   S Sreesanth 24.5-6-83-3
121.6

Sreesanth to Collingwood, FOUR, short ball on the stumps, did not rise as expected, Collingwood leans back and swings across, connects well and the ball rockets away to the backward square leg fence

England 364/9   PD Collingwood 113* (239b 10x4 3x6)   S Sreesanth 26-6-87-3
125.2

Sreesanth to Panesar, FOUR, stepped down the track and worked through midwicket for one.

England 381/9   MS Panesar 9* (34b 1x4)   S Sreesanth 27.2-6-95-3
126.3

Pathan to Collingwood, FOUR, short ball and Collingwood pulls fine of the fine-leg fielder for four.

England 385/9   PD Collingwood 126* (249b 11x4 4x6)   IK Pathan 22.3-5-84-3
126.4

Pathan to Collingwood, FOUR, on off stump, Collingwood drives on the up but gets an edge between slip and gully for four.

England 389/9   PD Collingwood 130* (250b 12x4 4x6)   IK Pathan 22.4-5-88-3
126.5

Pathan to Collingwood, FOUR, third four in a row, Stepped down and lofted over mid-on to the boundary.

England 393/9   PD Collingwood 134* (251b 13x4 4x6)   IK Pathan 22.5-5-92-3
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