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

The Indian openers are out in the middle, its a new opening combination - Sehwag comes out to walk with Jaffer, and the Indians will be hoping for a good start from them

0.1

Hoggard to Jaffer, no run, Hoggard starts off with one on the pads, Jaffer works it away to the onside, doesnt middle it, the ball takes the inside half of the bat

0.2

Hoggard to Jaffer, no run, short of a length, defends off the backfoot

0.3

Hoggard to Jaffer, FOUR, full delivery on the pads, Jaffer plays a nice-lookin flick, the ball races away to the mid-wicket boundary

0.4

Hoggard to Jaffer, no run, good length delivery outside off, Jaffer come forward and defends

0.5

Hoggard to Jaffer, 1 run, good length delivery on the pads, worked away to Harmison at deep fine-leg for a single.

That brings Sehwag on strike for the first time in this series

0.6

Hoggard to Sehwag, no run, short of a length, Sehwag goes onto the backfoot and punches it to mid-on

End of over 1 (5 runs) India 5/0
V Sehwag    0* (1b)      MJ Hoggard    1-0-5-0
W Jaffer    5* (5b 1x4)     

1.1

Harmison to Jaffer, no run, Harmison starts off with a short of a length delivery, Jaffer goes back and defends to the off-side

1.2

Harmison to Jaffer, no run, yet another short of a length delivery ouside the off stump, Jaffer goes back and defends it to the off-side

1.3

Harmison to Jaffer, FOUR, shot!!! full delivery on middle and leg, Jaffer drives throgh the line, its a regulation ball Blackwell at mid-on, he gets a hand on it, but can't get hold of it cleanly, the ball races away to the long-on fence

1.4

Harmison to Jaffer, no run, off cutter from Harmison, Jaffer tries to work it away to the onside, misses the ball and is rapped on the pads

1.5

Harmison to Jaffer, no run

1.6

Harmison to Jaffer, no run, good length delivery, Jaffer comes forward and defends, the ball rolls away to the off-side

End of over 2 (4 runs) India 9/0
W Jaffer    9* (11b 2x4)      SJ Harmison    1-0-4-0
V Sehwag    0* (1b)      MJ Hoggard    1-0-5-0

2.1

Hoggard to Sehwag, 2 runs, straight delivery to Sehwag, Sehwag works it away to deep square-leg, more from the inside half of the bat, takes two quick rus before Harmison can field it and return the ball back

2.2

Hoggard to Sehwag, no run, straight delivery again, defended to the on-side

2.3

Hoggard to Sehwag, no run, short of a length, Sehwag goes on to the backfoot and defends to the off-side

2.4

Hoggard to Sehwag, no run, good length ball from Hoggard, nicely driven to cover, KPP the man at short-cover, that ball came off the middle of the bat and made a good sound at the time it made contact with the bat

2.5

Hoggard to Sehwag, OUT, gone!! that's a big wicket for England, good length delivery, slightly held back, Sehwag drives it to cover, is beaten by the change of pace, its well caught by Pietersen at short cover. Its first blood for England!

V Sehwag c Pietersen b Hoggard 2 (11m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Dravid walks out to bat

2.6

Hoggard to Dravid, no run, good first ball to Dravid, good length delivery, Dravid comes forward and defends, plays down the wrog line and is struck on the pads, huge appeal from the English players, but its turned down by Umpire Dar, the point of impact was outside the off stumop there

End of over 3 (2 runs) India 11/1
R Dravid    0* (1b)      MJ Hoggard    2-0-7-1
W Jaffer    9* (11b 2x4)      SJ Harmison    1-0-4-0

3.1

Harmison to Jaffer, no run

3.2

Harmison to Jaffer, no run, short of a length from Harmison, swings in a long way, Jaffer has a good look at it and lets it through to the wicket-keeper

3.3

Harmison to Jaffer, FOUR, on the pads, flicked through midwicket

3.4

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

3.5

Harmison to Jaffer, no run, again left alone outside the off stump

3.6

Harmison to Jaffer, no run, defended down to mid-off

End of over 4 (4 runs) India 15/1
W Jaffer    13* (17b 3x4)      SJ Harmison    2-0-8-0
R Dravid    0* (1b)      MJ Hoggard    2-0-7-1

4.1

Hoggard to Dravid, no run, good length delivery, this one nipped back in, defended on the front-foot

4.2

Hoggard to Dravid, no run, good length delivery, close to the off stump line, defended

4.3

Hoggard to Dravid, no run, on the middle and off, played away on the leg side

4.4

Hoggard to Dravid, no run

4.5

Hoggard to Dravid, no run, fuller on the stumps, defended leaning well forward

4.6

Hoggard to Dravid, no run, driven straight to Panesar at mid-on

End of over 5 (maiden) India 15/1
R Dravid    0* (7b)      MJ Hoggard    3-1-7-1
W Jaffer    13* (17b 3x4)      SJ Harmison    2-0-8-0

5.1

Harmison to Jaffer, no run, short and wide outside the off stump, Jaffer leaves it through to the keeper

5.2

Harmison to Jaffer, no run, short ball down the leg side, Jaffer moves across a long way looking to work it away fine but fails to make contact

5.3

Harmison to Jaffer, no run, on the middle and leg stump line, played straight to the fielder at mid-on

5.4

Harmison to Jaffer, no run, pitched up and drifting down the leg side, Jaffer fails to connect, Jones dives across to his left and takes it cleanly

5.5

Harmison to Jaffer, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, hint of in swing but that's not enough to make Jaffer play at it

5.6

Harmison to Jaffer, FOUR, pitched up outside the off stump and Jaffer drives it past the fielder at mid-off, long chase from Panesar ends in vain as he fails to clip the ball in after sliding well to get across

End of over 6 (4 runs) India 19/1
W Jaffer    17* (23b 4x4)      SJ Harmison    3-0-12-0
R Dravid    0* (7b)      MJ Hoggard    3-1-7-1

6.1

Hoggard to Dravid, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, defended

6.2

Hoggard to Dravid, no run, driven hard but straight to the fielder at cover

6.3

Hoggard to Dravid, no run, defended on the back-foot, ball rolls away on the off side

6.4

Hoggard to Dravid, no run, short of a good length delivery, angling in, Dravid stays back and drives it straight to Panesar at mid-on

6.5

Hoggard to Dravid, 1 run, pitched up and angling in, Dravid leans well forward and clips it away wide of the fielder at midwicket

6.6

Hoggard to Jaffer, no run, good length delivery, excellent line and length, Jaffer gets a good stride forward to the pitch of the delivery and defends it down on the off side

End of over 7 (1 run) India 20/1
W Jaffer    17* (24b 4x4)      MJ Hoggard    4-1-8-1
R Dravid    1* (12b)      SJ Harmison    3-0-12-0

7.1

Harmison to Dravid, no run, down the leg side, Dravid misses out

7.2

Harmison to Dravid, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, hint of in swing, Dravid gets a good stride forward, covers the stumps and leaves it through to the keeper

7.3

Harmison to Dravid, 1 no ball, pitched up and angling in, defended straight back to the bowler

7.3

Harmison to Dravid, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, defended on the front-foot

7.4

Harmison to Dravid, 1 run, short and angling in, Dravid stands tall on the back-foot and jabs it down to fine leg, easy single

7.5

Harmison to Jaffer, no run, wayward delivery down the leg side

7.6

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

End of over 8 (2 runs) India 22/1
W Jaffer    17* (26b 4x4)      SJ Harmison    4-0-14-0
R Dravid    2* (17b)      MJ Hoggard    4-1-8-1

8.1

Hoggard to Dravid, no run, pitched up outside the off stump, Dravid leans well forward and drives it past the bowler, mid-off moves across and cuts off the single

8.2

Hoggard to Dravid, no run, good length delivery on the stumps, defended with a straight bat and the ball rolls back to the bowler

8.3

Hoggard to Dravid, no run, slower delivery outside the off stump, Dravid gets well forward and defends it away on the off side, not a convincing shot

8.4

Hoggard to Dravid, no run, pitched up on the pads, driven straight to Panesar at mid-on

8.5

Hoggard to Dravid, no run, outside the off stump, defended back down the carpet

8.6

Hoggard to Dravid, no run, played away towards short midwicket

Time for drinks

End of over 9 (maiden) India 22/1
R Dravid    2* (23b)      MJ Hoggard    5-2-8-1
W Jaffer    17* (26b 4x4)      SJ Harmison    4-0-14-0

9.1

Flintoff to Jaffer, no run, starts off with a delivery down the leg side, ball clips the pad and rolls away

9.2

Flintoff to Jaffer, no run, swinging in from outside the off stump, defended towards square leg, almost got it through there

9.3

Flintoff to Jaffer, no run, short of a good length delivery, defended back to the bowler

9.4

Flintoff to Jaffer, no run, left alone outside the off stump, bit of extra bounce there

9.5

Flintoff to Jaffer, no run, bit too wide outside the off stump, Jaffer steps across but offers no shot

9.6

Flintoff to Jaffer, no run, pitched close to the off stump line and drifting down the leg side, Jaffer makes no contact, ball hits the pad and rolls away towards short midwicket

End of over 10 (maiden) India 22/1
W Jaffer    17* (32b 4x4)      A Flintoff    1-1-0-0
R Dravid    2* (23b)      MJ Hoggard    5-2-8-1

10.1

Hoggard to Dravid, no run, good length delivery, nipped back in a touch, Dravid stays back and plays it down the track to the mid-on region

10.2

Hoggard to Dravid, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, this one kept its line after pitching, Dravid strides forward and drives it away straight to the fielder at short cover

10.3

Hoggard to Dravid, no run, slower delivery outside the off stump and Dravid drives well, Blackwell at short cover reacts well and half stops

10.4

Hoggard to Dravid, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, defended

10.5

Hoggard to Dravid, 2 runs, Hoggard strays down the leg side, Dravid moves across a bit and whips it away to fine leg, Harmison hurtles across in the deep and keeps it down to just one, good effort

10.6

Hoggard to Dravid, no run, defended down the track, Strauss moves and cuts off the single

End of over 11 (2 runs) India 24/1
R Dravid    4* (29b)      MJ Hoggard    6-2-10-1
W Jaffer    17* (32b 4x4)      A Flintoff    1-1-0-0

11.1

Flintoff to Jaffer, FOUR, shot! short of a good length delivery on the middle and leg stump line, hint of in swing, Jaffer gets forward and nicely turns it away through square leg, excellent use of the wrist

11.2

Flintoff to Jaffer, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, no shot offered

11.3

Flintoff to Jaffer, no run, pitched up outside the off stump, Jaffer is not interested and the ball thuds into the keeper's gloves

11.4

Flintoff to Jaffer, no run, again left alone outside the off stump, Flintoff trying to get Jaffer to drive on the up by pitching it up but at the moment the ploy is clearly not working

11.5

Flintoff to Jaffer, no run, defended towards point

11.6

Flintoff to Jaffer, 1 no ball, called for overstepping, short ball outside the off stump, Jaffer leaves it to the keeper

11.6

Flintoff to Jaffer, no run, defended outside the off stump

End of over 12 (5 runs) India 29/1
W Jaffer    21* (39b 5x4)      A Flintoff    2-1-5-0
R Dravid    4* (29b)      MJ Hoggard    6-2-10-1

12.1

Hoggard to Dravid, no run, pushed away towards short cover

12.2

Hoggard to Dravid, no run, good length delivery, defended down to mid-on

12.3

Hoggard to Dravid, no run, played away towards midwicket

12.4

Hoggard to Dravid, 1 run, turned away off the pads to deep square leg, just a single

12.5

Hoggard to Jaffer, 1 run, good length delivery, hint of swing, Jaffer goes back and tucks it away towards square leg

12.6

Hoggard to Dravid, no run, pitched up outside the off stump, Jaffer leans well forward and drives it straight to the fielder at point

End of over 13 (2 runs) India 31/1
R Dravid    5* (34b)      MJ Hoggard    7-2-12-1
W Jaffer    22* (40b 5x4)      A Flintoff    2-1-5-0

13.1

Flintoff to Jaffer, no run, played away towards midwicket

13.2

Flintoff to Jaffer, no run, left alone outside the off stump

13.3

Flintoff to Jaffer, FOUR, Flintoff strays down the leg side, bad delivery top say the least, all Jaffer had to do was get bat on ball

13.4

Flintoff to Jaffer, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, hint of swing? left alone to the keeper

13.5

Flintoff to Jaffer, 1 run, eased away on the leg side

13.6

Flintoff to Dravid, no run, defended outside the off stump

Panesar into the attack now.

End of over 14 (5 runs) India 36/1
R Dravid    5* (35b)      A Flintoff    3-1-10-0
W Jaffer    27* (45b 6x4)      MJ Hoggard    7-2-12-1

14.1

Panesar to Jaffer, no run, tossed up on the stumps, bowled from round the stumps, Jaffer steps forward and drives it straight to the fielder at mid-off

Slip, silly point and a short leg in place

14.2

Panesar to Jaffer, no run, down the leg side

14.3

Panesar to Jaffer, no run, tossed up outside the off stump, Jaffer pushes forward, gets to the pitched of the delivery and driven it down to mid-off

14.4

Panesar to Jaffer, 4 byes, beauty, this one hits the rough area outside the leg stump and turns square, ball clips the pad and races away to the third man fence

14.5

Panesar to Jaffer, no run, hit on the pad trying to defend, appeal for lbw turned down, Jaffer probably saved by the long forward stride

14.6

Panesar to Jaffer, no run, driven back to the bowler

Panesar starts off with an impressive over!

End of over 15 (4 runs, maiden) India 40/1
W Jaffer    27* (51b 6x4)      MS Panesar    1-1-0-0
R Dravid    5* (35b)      A Flintoff    3-1-10-0

15.1

Flintoff to Dravid, no run, short of a good length delivery, this one kept low and Dravid is beaten by the lack of bounce

15.2

Flintoff to Dravid, no run, short of a good length delivery, close to the off stump line, Dravid stands tall on the back-foot and punches it away towards cover

15.3

Flintoff to Dravid, no run, short of a good length delivery, close to the off stump line, Dravid stands tall on the back-foot and punches it away straight to Pietersen at point

15.4

Flintoff to Dravid, no run, left alone outside the off stump, hint of swing

15.5

Flintoff to Dravid, no run, fuller length delivery outside the off stump, forced away well in front of point

15.6

Flintoff to Dravid, no run, left alone outside the off stump

End of over 16 (maiden) India 40/1
R Dravid    5* (41b)      A Flintoff    4-2-10-0
W Jaffer    27* (51b 6x4)      MS Panesar    1-1-0-0

16.1

Panesar to Jaffer, no run, pad first but drifting down the leg side, loud confident appeal for lbw turned down

16.2

Panesar to Jaffer, no run, driven down to mid-off

16.3

Panesar to Jaffer, no run, tossed up on the stumps, Jaffer gets well inside the line and drives it down to mid-off

16.4

Panesar to Jaffer, no run, full and on the stumps, Jaffer gets forward and defends, ball clips the boot, hits the ground and then pops up straight to the fielder at silly point - they go up for the catch and the umpire goes upstairs, third umpire confirms

16.5

Panesar to Jaffer, 1 run, turned behind square for one.

16.6

Panesar to Dravid, no run, defended back to the bowler.

And that's tea on day two

End of over 17 (1 run) India 41/1
R Dravid    5* (42b)      MS Panesar    2-1-1-0
W Jaffer    28* (56b 6x4)      A Flintoff    4-2-10-0

17.1

Harmison to Jaffer, no run, short of a good length delivery, hint of away swing, Jaffer not interested

Three slips and a gully in place.

17.2

Harmison to Jaffer, no run, pitched up further, bit too wide and Jaffer leaves it through to the keeper

17.3

Harmison to Jaffer, no run, Harmison goes wider outside the off stump, Jaffer steps across but offers no shot

17.4

Harmison to Jaffer, no run, good length delivery, this one nipped back in, Jaffer gets a good stride forward and strokes it towards cover, solid shot

17.5

Harmison to Jaffer, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Jaffer shoulders arms

17.6

Harmison to Jaffer, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, good line and length, Jaffer leaves it through

Panesar to continue.

End of over 18 (maiden) India 41/1
W Jaffer    28* (62b 6x4)      SJ Harmison    5-1-14-0
R Dravid    5* (42b)      MS Panesar    2-1-1-0

18.1

Panesar to Dravid, no run, fraction short, Dravid goes back and cuts it away well in front of point

Slip and a silly point in place

18.2

Panesar to Dravid, no run, again cut away off the back-foot to cover point

18.3

Panesar to Dravid, no run, driven to mid-off

18.4

Panesar to Dravid, no run, defended outside the off stump

18.5

Panesar to Dravid, no run, fuller on the stumps, Dravid gets well forward and defends it down

18.6

Panesar to Dravid, no run, defended on the front-foot

End of over 19 (maiden) India 41/1
R Dravid    5* (48b)      MS Panesar    3-2-1-0
W Jaffer    28* (62b 6x4)      SJ Harmison    5-1-14-0

19.1

Harmison to Jaffer, no run, short of a good length delivery, bit too wide outside the off stump, Jaffer shoulders arms

19.2

Harmison to Jaffer, no run, good length delivery, this one came back in with the angle but not enough to make Jaffer play at it

19.3

Harmison to Jaffer, no run, short of a length and angling in, Jaffer stays back and plays it away on the leg side

19.4

Harmison to Jaffer, 4 byes, wayward delivery, way down the leg side and Jones had no chance of getting across

19.5

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

19.6

Harmison to Jaffer, 4 byes, again full and drifting down the leg side making like hard for the keeper, four more added to the total, end of a wayward over

End of over 20 (8 runs, maiden) India 49/1
W Jaffer    28* (68b 6x4)      SJ Harmison    6-2-14-0
R Dravid    5* (48b)      MS Panesar    3-2-1-0

20.1

Panesar to Dravid, no run, glided away behind point, fielder moves across quickly and negates the chance of the single

20.2

Panesar to Dravid, 1 run, on the middle and off stump line, Dravid leans down and turns it away behind square on the leg side, easy single and 50 comes up for India

20.3

Panesar to Jaffer, no run, arm ball outside the off stump, the one that goes straight one, Jaffer leave it through to the keeper

20.4

Panesar to Jaffer, no run, tossed up on the stumps, Jaffer pushes forward gets well inside the line and drives it straight to the fielder at cover, good shot for no runs

20.5

Panesar to Jaffer, 1 run, forced away wide of the fielder at silly point and the go for a dangerous single, Collingwood moving across from point fails to hits the stumps at the bowler's end and Jaffer makes it across safely, direct hit would have been interesting

20.6

Panesar to Dravid, no run, defended straight to the fielder at silly point

End of over 21 (2 runs) India 51/1
R Dravid    6* (51b)      MS Panesar    4-2-3-0
W Jaffer    29* (71b 6x4)      SJ Harmison    6-2-14-0

21.1

Harmison to Jaffer, no run, another harmless delivery outside the off stump, Jaffer leaves it through to the keeper

21.2

Harmison to Jaffer, no run, short of a length and close to the off stump line, Jaffer drives off the back-foot but fails to get it past the fielder at cover

21.3

Harmison to Jaffer, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, no shot offered

21.4

Harmison to Jaffer, 1 run, short ball down the leg side, pulled away to fine leg for a single

21.5

Harmison to Dravid, no run, edged away towards gully, diving stop by Strauss saves runs

21.6

Harmison to Dravid, no run, defended down on the leg side, another harmless Harmison overs goes by

End of over 22 (1 run) India 52/1
R Dravid    6* (53b)      SJ Harmison    7-2-15-0
W Jaffer    30* (75b 6x4)      MS Panesar    4-2-3-0

22.1

Panesar to Jaffer, no run, tossed up outside the off stump, defended on the front-foot

22.2

Panesar to Jaffer, no run, defended straight to the fielder at silly point

22.3

Panesar to Jaffer, no run, defended on the back-foot, ball rolls back to the bowler

22.4

Panesar to Jaffer, no run, quicker delivery outside the off stump, no shot offered

22.5

Panesar to Jaffer, 1 run, on the pads, turned away to the vacant square leg region for an easy single

22.6

Panesar to Dravid, no run, flighted delivery on the stumps, defended on the front-foot

End of over 23 (1 run) India 53/1
R Dravid    6* (54b)      MS Panesar    5-2-4-0
W Jaffer    31* (80b 6x4)      SJ Harmison    7-2-15-0

23.1

Harmison to Jaffer, no run, pitched up and drifting down the leg side, probably clips the pad, Jones dives across and saves runs

23.2

Harmison to Jaffer, FOUR, pitched up on the pads, Jaffer moves forward and across and flicks it away well wide of the diving fielder at square leg, top shot

23.3

Harmison to Jaffer, 1 run, driven down to mid-off, Panesar dives in instalments but manages to stop the ball

23.4

Harmison to Dravid, no run, defended outside the off stump

23.5

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

23.6

Harmison to Dravid, FOUR, pitched up on the pads, flicked away well in front of square leg and the ball races away to the fence, Pietersen gives chase by the ball wins the race

End of over 24 (9 runs) India 62/1
R Dravid    10* (57b 1x4)      SJ Harmison    8-2-24-0
W Jaffer    36* (83b 7x4)      MS Panesar    5-2-4-0

24.1

Panesar to Jaffer, no run, driven straight to the man at mid-on

24.2

Panesar to Jaffer, FOUR, tossed up on the stumps, Jaffer gets forward and drives it away through the narrow gap between mid-on and midwicket, excellent placement

24.3

Panesar to Jaffer, no run, quicker delivery outside the off stump, no shot offered

24.4

Panesar to Jaffer, no run, flat delivery outside the off stump, defended on the front-foot

24.5

Panesar to Jaffer, no run, defended outside the off stump

24.6

Panesar to Jaffer, no run, defended on the front-foot

End of over 25 (4 runs) India 66/1
W Jaffer    40* (89b 8x4)      MS Panesar    6-2-8-0
R Dravid    10* (57b 1x4)      SJ Harmison    8-2-24-0

25.1

Flintoff to Dravid, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, Dravid leaves it to the keeper

25.2

Flintoff to Dravid, 1 run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Dravid gets well forward and defends it towards cover, played with soft hands and a quick single is added to the total, Harmison has a go at the bowler's end stumps but fails to hit the target

25.3

Flintoff to Jaffer, 1 run, good length delivery outside the off stump, punched wide of the fielder at mid-off, easy single

25.4

Flintoff to Dravid, no run, this one nipped back in and Dravid gets hit on the pad, missing leg and the appeal is rightly turned down

25.5

Flintoff to Dravid, FOUR, straight delivery outside the off stump and Dravid ends up with a thick edge, ball falls well short of the third slip and goes through him, that should have been stopped, lucky runs

25.6

Flintoff to Dravid, no run, defended on the back-foot, ball rolls away towards point

End of over 26 (6 runs) India 72/1
R Dravid    15* (62b 2x4)      A Flintoff    5-2-16-0
W Jaffer    41* (90b 8x4)      MS Panesar    6-2-8-0

26.1

Panesar to Jaffer, no run, fuller length delivery outside the off stump, defended back to the bowler

26.2

Panesar to Jaffer, no run, tossed up outside the off stump, defended straight to the fielder under the helmet on the off side

26.3

Panesar to Jaffer, no run, again defended outside the off stump

26.4

Panesar to Jaffer, FOUR, slightly short and outside the off stump, Jaffer quickly gets into position and cuts late, ball beats the fielder at gully and races away to the fence, nicely opened the face of the bat to get the placement right

26.5

Panesar to Jaffer, no run, defended outside the off stump

26.6

Panesar to Jaffer, no run, defended

End of over 27 (4 runs) India 76/1
W Jaffer    45* (96b 9x4)      MS Panesar    7-2-12-0
R Dravid    15* (62b 2x4)      A Flintoff    5-2-16-0

27.1

Flintoff to Dravid, 1 leg bye, down the leg side, hint of reverse in swing, ball clips the pad and rolls down to fine leg

27.2

Flintoff to Jaffer, 5 wides, way down the leg side and that's called a wide

27.2

Flintoff to Jaffer, no run, left alone outside the off stump

27.3

Flintoff to Jaffer, no run, line and length delivery outside the off stump, no shot offered

27.4

Flintoff to Jaffer, no run, wide outside the off stump, Jaffer watches it all the way into the keeper's gloves

27.5

Flintoff to Jaffer, no run, beaten outside the off stump, well bowled

27.6

Flintoff to Jaffer, no run, again left alone outside the off stump

Drinks

End of over 28 (6 runs) India 82/1
W Jaffer    45* (101b 9x4)      A Flintoff    6-2-21-0
R Dravid    15* (63b 2x4)      MS Panesar    7-2-12-0

28.1

Panesar to Dravid, 1 run, tossed up on the pads, Dravid gets forward and flicks it away to fine leg

28.2

Panesar to Jaffer, no run, good delivery outside the off stump, forced away towards point

28.3

Panesar to Jaffer, no run, defended outside the off stump

28.4

Panesar to Jaffer, no run, quicker delivery on the pads, defended down on the leg side

28.5

Panesar to Jaffer, 1 run, driven back past the diving bowler to the mid-off region, Jaffer calls early and Dravid responds well

28.6

Panesar to Dravid, no run, goes for the cut but fails to connect, beaten but the lack of bounce

End of over 29 (2 runs) India 84/1
R Dravid    16* (65b 2x4)      MS Panesar    8-2-14-0
W Jaffer    46* (105b 9x4)      A Flintoff    6-2-21-0

29.1

Flintoff to Jaffer, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, again the ball kept bit low, no shot offered

29.2

Flintoff to Jaffer, no run, pitched up and angling in, defended on the front-foot and the ball rolls away towards cover

29.3

Flintoff to Jaffer, no run, pitched up outside the off stump, forced away towards point

29.4

Flintoff to Jaffer, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, hint of reverse swing, no shot offered

29.5

Flintoff to Jaffer, no run, good length delivery, this one straightened a bit and opens up Jaffer, ball rolls away off the inner half of the bat

29.6

Flintoff to Jaffer, no run, again beaten outside the off stump, good delivery to end the over

End of over 30 (maiden) India 84/1
W Jaffer    46* (111b 9x4)      A Flintoff    7-3-21-0
R Dravid    16* (65b 2x4)      MS Panesar    8-2-14-0

30.1

Panesar to Dravid, 2 runs, swept away nicely to fine leg, easy two

30.2

Panesar to Dravid, 1 run, turned away off the pads and the ball rolls away behind square leg

30.3

Panesar to Jaffer, 1 run, full and on the pads, tucked away well wide of the fielder at midwicket, quick single taken

30.4

Panesar to Dravid, no run, tossed up on the stumps, Dravid gets well inside the line and drives hard, straight to the fielder at mid-off

30.5

Panesar to Dravid, no run, hit on the pad, came in from outside the leg stump and that can't be given out

30.6

Panesar to Dravid, no run, defended outside the off stump

End of over 31 (4 runs) India 88/1
R Dravid    19* (70b 2x4)      MS Panesar    9-2-18-0
W Jaffer    47* (112b 9x4)      A Flintoff    7-3-21-0

31.1

Flintoff to Jaffer, no run, full and sliding down the leg side, Jaffer plays down the wrong line and gets hit on the pad, appeal for lbw turned down

31.2

Flintoff to Jaffer, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, forced away straight to the fielder at cover

31.3

Flintoff to Jaffer, no run, pitched up and angling in, driven straight back to the bowler

31.4

Flintoff to Jaffer, no run, left alone outside the off stump

31.5

Flintoff to Jaffer, no run, full and angling in, driven straight back down the track, Flintoff does well on his follow through

31.6

Flintoff to Jaffer, no run, down the leg side, Jones dives across and collects it cleanly, neat take

End of over 32 (maiden) India 88/1
W Jaffer    47* (118b 9x4)      A Flintoff    8-4-21-0
R Dravid    19* (70b 2x4)      MS Panesar    9-2-18-0

32.1

Panesar to Dravid, no run, defended on the front-foot

32.2

Panesar to Dravid, 1 run, on the pads, driven away on the up, diving stop at short midwicket saves runs

32.3

Panesar to Jaffer, no run, hit on the pad trying to defend

32.4

Panesar to Jaffer, no run, gets inside the line and drives it straight back to the bowler

32.5

Panesar to Jaffer, FOUR, fifty! full and drifting down the leg side, bad delivery with the fine leg inside the circle, Jaffer sweeps well and gets it past the fielder at short fine leg, well played

32.6

Panesar to Jaffer, no run, turning in from outside the leg stump, Jaffer moves forward and takes it on the pad

End of over 33 (5 runs) India 93/1
W Jaffer    51* (122b 10x4)      MS Panesar    10-2-23-0
R Dravid    20* (72b 2x4)      A Flintoff    8-4-21-0

33.1

Flintoff to Dravid, no run, full delivery from Flintoff, outside off stump, Dravid comes forward and defends

33.2

Flintoff to Dravid, no run, full delivery outside off again, this time too Dravid comes forward and defends

33.3

Flintoff to Dravid, FOUR, shot!! bit of inswing, full delivery from Freddie from off stump, Dravid flicks it away to the squareleg fence. There was a huge appeal from Freddie on that occasion, but it was clearly the bat hitting the boot

Flintoff thinks that was a close call for Dravid, unhappy with the decision

33.4

Flintoff to Dravid, no run

33.5

Flintoff to Dravid, no run, outside off and angling away, Dravid comes forward and shoulders arms

33.6

Flintoff to Dravid, no run, full length delivery outside off, Dravid comes forward and punches it back to the bowler

End of over 34 (4 runs) India 97/1
R Dravid    24* (78b 3x4)      A Flintoff    9-4-25-0
W Jaffer    51* (122b 10x4)      MS Panesar    10-2-23-0

Freddie calls Hoggard on to bowl now

34.1

Hoggard to Jaffer, 1 run, starts off with a full delivery with a bit of width, Jaffer comes forward and drives it square on the offside

34.2

Hoggard to Dravid, no run, Dravid comes forward and defends

34.3

Hoggard to Dravid, no run, good length delivery outside off, Dravid lets it through to the wicketkeeper

34.4

Hoggard to Dravid, no run, good length delivery from Hoggard, Dravid comes forward and tries to work it away to the onside, ball takes the inside edge of hte bat, hits the pad and rolls away to the offside

34.5

Hoggard to Dravid, no run, full delivery from Hoggy, hint of reverse swing there, ball shaped up to Dravid, Dravid comes forward to the line of the ball and drives it aawy to mid-on

34.6

Hoggard to Dravid, no run, yorker from Hoggy to end the over, Dravid upto the task, digs it out - end of a good over from Hoggard

End of over 35 (1 run) India 98/1
R Dravid    24* (83b 3x4)      MJ Hoggard    8-2-13-1
W Jaffer    52* (123b 10x4)      A Flintoff    9-4-25-0

Change at both ends now, Freddie hands the ball to Ian Blackwell for the first time.

35.1

Blackwell to Jaffer, no run, driven away to cover

35.2

Blackwell to Jaffer, FOUR, long-hop, pulled away off the back-foot to the midwicket fence, bad delivery put away in style

35.3

Blackwell to Jaffer, no run, defended outside the off stump

35.4

Blackwell to Jaffer, no run, tossed up, defended

35.5

Blackwell to Jaffer, no run, played away on the off side

35.6

Blackwell to Jaffer, 1 run, turned away through square leg

End of over 36 (5 runs) India 103/1
W Jaffer    57* (129b 11x4)      ID Blackwell    1-0-5-0
R Dravid    24* (83b 3x4)      MJ Hoggard    8-2-13-1

36.1

Hoggard to Jaffer, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Jaffer opens the face of the bat and runs it down towards gully where Strauss dives across and saves runs, not a cleanly stop but they decide not to go for the single on the mid-field

36.2

Hoggard to Jaffer, no run, played away on the off side

36.3

Hoggard to Jaffer, 1 run, turned away to fine leg for an easy single

36.4

Hoggard to Dravid, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Dravid gets well forward and shoulders arms

36.5

Hoggard to Dravid, no run, pitched up and driven straight back, too straight and the ball hits the stumps at the other end

36.6

Hoggard to Dravid, FOUR, pitched up on the pads, wrong line, Dravid moves forward and across and clips it away to the backward square leg fence, India moving along nicely here at this stage

Drinks called for - India trail by 285 runs with 9 wickets remaining in the 1st innings.

End of over 37 (5 runs) India 108/1
R Dravid    28* (86b 4x4)      MJ Hoggard    9-2-18-1
W Jaffer    58* (132b 11x4)      ID Blackwell    1-0-5-0

37.1

Blackwell to Jaffer, no run, well flighted delivery, close to the off stump line, Jaffer reads it well and leaves it through to the keeper

37.2

Blackwell to Jaffer, 1 run, played away off the back-foot to sweep cover, easy single

37.3

Blackwell to Dravid, no run, slightly short, Dravid rocks back and whips it away towards midwicket

37.4

Blackwell to Dravid, FOUR, again fraction short, Dravid stands tall on the back-foot and slaps it away through the gap between mid-on and midwicket, one of the hardest shots in the book but Dravid make it look easy

100 partnership comes up!

37.5

Blackwell to Dravid, no run, defended outside the off stump

37.6

Blackwell to Dravid, no run, pushed back to the bowler

End of over 38 (5 runs) India 113/1
R Dravid    32* (90b 5x4)      ID Blackwell    2-0-10-0
W Jaffer    59* (134b 11x4)      MJ Hoggard    9-2-18-1

38.1

Hoggard to Jaffer, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, driven down to mid-off

38.2

Hoggard to Jaffer, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, no shot offered

38.3

Hoggard to Jaffer, no run, again left alone outside the off stump

38.4

Hoggard to Jaffer, no run, and again, good length delivery outside the off stump, Hoggard testing Jaffer's patience here and Jaffer in turn testing the spectators

38.5

Hoggard to Jaffer, no run, good length delivery on the stumps, finally some bat and the ball rolls away towards midwicket

38.6

Hoggard to Jaffer, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, no shot offered

End of over 39 (maiden) India 113/1
W Jaffer    59* (140b 11x4)      MJ Hoggard    10-3-18-1
R Dravid    32* (90b 5x4)      ID Blackwell    2-0-10-0

39.1

Blackwell to Dravid, no run, turning in, defended on the back-foot

39.2

Blackwell to Dravid, FOUR, flighted delivery, Dravid chips down the track, gets well inside the line and drives it away through extra cover, fantastic shot

39.3

Blackwell to Dravid, no run, defended outside the off stump

39.4

Blackwell to Dravid, no run, another good looking inside-out drive, well timed shot but the ball goes straight to Flintoff at extra cover

39.5

Blackwell to Dravid, 1 run, in the slot outside the off stump and Dravid drives off the back-foot, there is protection in the deep

39.6

Blackwell to Jaffer, 1 run, driven off the back-foot to deep cover, Pietersen is the fielder in the deep

End of over 40 (6 runs) India 119/1
W Jaffer    60* (141b 11x4)      ID Blackwell    3-0-16-0
R Dravid    37* (95b 6x4)      MJ Hoggard    10-3-18-1

40.1

Hoggard to Jaffer, no run, good length delivery, left alone outside the off stump

40.2

Hoggard to Jaffer, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, close to the off stump line and Jaffer drives on the front-foot, cover fielder moves across quickly and negates the chance of a single

40.3

Hoggard to Jaffer, no run, good length delivery on the middle and leg stump line, driven down to mid-on

40.4

Hoggard to Jaffer, no run, another probing delivery outside the off stump, driven with a straight bat and the ball races away towards mid-off

40.5

Hoggard to Jaffer, no run, pitched up outside the off stump and Jaffer drives opening the face of the bat, straight to the fielder at point, good shot for no runs

40.6

Hoggard to Jaffer, no run, this one nipped back in sharply and Jaffer playing for the one that goes away offers no shot, missed the off stump by a whisker, close call that

End of over 41 (maiden) India 119/1
W Jaffer    60* (147b 11x4)      MJ Hoggard    11-4-18-1
R Dravid    37* (95b 6x4)      ID Blackwell    3-0-16-0

41.1

Blackwell to Dravid, no run, short ball, whipped away straight to the fielder at midwicket

41.2

Blackwell to Dravid, 1 run, punched off the back-foot to sweeper over

41.3

Blackwell to Jaffer, no run, defended outside the off stump

41.4

Blackwell to Jaffer, no run, pushed away towards cover

41.5

Blackwell to Jaffer, no run, driven back to the bowler

41.6

Blackwell to Jaffer, 1 run, driven wide of the cover fielder, easy single to end the over

End of over 42 (2 runs) India 121/1
W Jaffer    61* (151b 11x4)      ID Blackwell    4-0-18-0
R Dravid    38* (97b 6x4)      MJ Hoggard    11-4-18-1

42.1

Hoggard to Jaffer, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, driven down to mid-off

42.2

Hoggard to Jaffer, FOUR, pitched up outside the off stump, Jaffer gets a good stride forward and drives it right into the narrow gap between mid-off and cover, impressive shot

42.3

Hoggard to Jaffer, no run, excellent comeback delivery, defended watchfully

42.4

Hoggard to Jaffer, no run, driven on the front-foot to mid-on, not a well timed shot

42.5

Hoggard to Jaffer, 1 run, cut away just wide of the fielder at cover, bit of a mix-up going for the single but no damage done as Collingwood fails to hit the stumps at the bowler's end

42.6

Hoggard to Dravid, no run, defended outside the off stump

Panesar back on now.

End of over 43 (5 runs) India 126/1
R Dravid    38* (98b 6x4)      MJ Hoggard    12-4-23-1
W Jaffer    66* (156b 12x4)      ID Blackwell    4-0-18-0

43.1

Panesar to Jaffer, 2 runs, pitched up on the pads, easy picking for Jaffer who gets well forward and turns it away well wide of the fielder at midwicket, easy two

43.2

Panesar to Jaffer, FOUR, short and on the stumps, Jaffer stands tall on the back-foot and clips it away against the spin, this time the ball goes all the way to the midwicket fence

43.3

Panesar to Jaffer, no run, pushed away on the off side, carefully played

43.4

Panesar to Jaffer, no run, defended stretching well forward

43.5

Panesar to Jaffer, no run, flighted delivery outside the off sump, defended presenting the full face of the bat

43.6

Panesar to Jaffer, no run, full on the pads, driven straight to the fielder at midwicket&

Harmison replaces Hoggard.

End of over 44 (6 runs) India 132/1
W Jaffer    72* (162b 13x4)      MS Panesar    11-2-29-0
R Dravid    38* (98b 6x4)      MJ Hoggard    12-4-23-1

44.1

Harmison to Dravid, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, steered away off the back-foot and the ball goes straight to the fielder at gully

44.2

Harmison to Dravid, no run, again slightly short and outside the off stump, Dravid stands tall on the back-foot and forces it away towards cover point

44.3

Harmison to Dravid, no run, left alone outside the off stump, bit too wide to interest Dravid

44.4

Harmison to Dravid, no run, fuller length delivery outside the off stump, driven straight to the fielder at mid-off

44.5

Harmison to Dravid, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, no movement whatsoever, Dravid shoulders arms and leaves it through to the keeper

44.6

Harmison to Dravid, no run, beauty! good length delivery and this one reversed away a touch, Dravid is sucked forward into the shot but the all important edge is still elusive

End of over 45 (maiden) India 132/1
R Dravid    38* (104b 6x4)      SJ Harmison    9-3-24-0
W Jaffer    72* (162b 13x4)      MS Panesar    11-2-29-0

45.1

Panesar to Jaffer, 1 run, driven wide of the fielder at mid-off

45.2

Panesar to Dravid, no run, left alone outside the off stump

45.3

Panesar to Dravid, no run, on the pads, turned away towards midwicket

45.4

Panesar to Dravid, no run, punched down to mid-on

45.5

Panesar to Dravid, no run, defended outside the off stump

45.6

Panesar to Dravid, no run, forced away towards point

End of over 46 (1 run) India 133/1
R Dravid    38* (109b 6x4)      MS Panesar    12-2-30-0
W Jaffer    73* (163b 13x4)      SJ Harmison    9-3-24-0

46.1

Harmison to Jaffer, 1 bye, full and drifting down the leg side, no shot offered, Jones drives across saves runs but fails to prevent the single

46.2

Harmison to Dravid, no run, played away off the back-foot to cover point

46.3

Harmison to Dravid, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, no shot offered, probably playing for stumps

46.4

Harmison to Dravid, no run, pitched up outside the off stump, defended stretching well forward

46.5

Harmison to Dravid, no run, pitched up and drifting down the leg side, Jones dives across and cuts off the boundary, excellent commitment

46.6

Harmison to Dravid, 2 runs, Harmison strays on to the pads and Dravid clips it away through square leg, Panesar runs across from fine leg and fields

End of over 47 (3 runs) India 136/1
R Dravid    40* (114b 6x4)      SJ Harmison    10-3-26-0
W Jaffer    73* (164b 13x4)      MS Panesar    12-2-30-0

47.1

Panesar to Jaffer, no run, fulltoss on the stumps, driven straight to the fielder at cover, missed out there

47.2

Panesar to Jaffer, no run, tossed up, driven straight back to the bowler

47.3

Panesar to Jaffer, no run, defended straight back down the track

47.4

Panesar to Jaffer, no run, quicker delivery on the middle and leg stump line, defended watchfully

47.5

Panesar to Jaffer, no run, defended down to silly mid-on, Panesar moves across to his right and picks it up

47.6

Panesar to Jaffer, no run, defended back to the bowler

Bad light has stopped play, that should be it, for the day.

India trail by 257 runs with 9 wickets remaining in the 1st innings.

End of over 48 (maiden) India 136/1
W Jaffer    73* (170b 13x4)      MS Panesar    13-3-30-0
R Dravid    40* (114b 6x4)      SJ Harmison    10-3-26-0

48.1

Hoggard to Dravid, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Dravid drives off the back-foot and the ball goes straight to the man at point, sweetly timed

48.2

Hoggard to Dravid, no run, tight delivery outside the off stump, steered down to gully

48.3

Hoggard to Dravid, no run, short of a good length delivery, Dravid goes for the cut and is beaten by the lack of bounce

48.4

Hoggard to Dravid, no run, this one came back in, Dravid gets behind the line and defends it with a straight bat, awkward looking shot but effective

48.5

Hoggard to Dravid, no run, left alone outside the off stump, hint of reverse swing

48.6

Hoggard to Dravid, no run, good delivery to end the over, Dravid is beaten outside the off stump, ball died on Jones who took is swooping low down

Hoggard starts off with a maiden

End of over 49 (maiden) India 136/1
R Dravid    40* (120b 6x4)      MJ Hoggard    13-5-23-1
W Jaffer    73* (170b 13x4)      MS Panesar    13-3-30-0

49.1

Flintoff to Jaffer, no run, left alone outside the off stump

49.2

Flintoff to Jaffer, no run, close to the off stump line, forced away towards cover

49.3

Flintoff to Jaffer, no run, good length delivery, this one nipped back in, Jaffer gets a good stride forward and gets hit on the pad, impact was well outside the line of the off stump and that saves him

49.4

Flintoff to Jaffer, no run, defended on the front-foot, Flintoff hitting a good line and length here

49.5

Flintoff to Jaffer, no run, pitched up close to the off stump line, driven back to the bowler

49.6

Flintoff to Jaffer, FOUR, fuller length delivery outside the off stump, Jaffer gets forward and drives it through extra cover

End of over 50 (4 runs) India 140/1
W Jaffer    77* (176b 14x4)      A Flintoff    10-4-29-0
R Dravid    40* (120b 6x4)      MJ Hoggard    13-5-23-1
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