ICC World Cup, 1999 / Commentary

ICC World Cup - 25th match, Group A

England v India

India won by 63 runs

England have won the toss and elected to bowl first India have dropped Robin Singh in favour of Nayan Mongia England players on the ground amidst cheers from English supporters a smiling Stewart leading the team Ganguly and Ramesh walk out as Indian supporters cheer as well Ramesh will take strike as Ganguly goes to the non-strikers end Javed Akhtar and Darrel Hair are the umpires Darren Gough is the bowler

0.1

Gough to Ganguly, no run, outside the off, played to Hussain at point. Ganguly's bottom hand comes off the bat

0.2

Gough to Ganguly, no run, on the middle and leg, played defensively to onside. Gough picks up on his followthrough

0.3

Gough to Ganguly, no run, good bounce on the off. gets on the backfoot, pushed to Hussain at point

0.4

Gough to Ganguly, 1 wide, down the legside, wide declared by Akhtar as the crowd roars in delight

first runs for India

0.4

Gough to Ganguly, FOUR, down the legside, glanced off the bat to fineleg boundary. Gough surprised that Akhtar didn't give it legbyes

0.5

Gough to Ganguly, 1 wide, well outside the off, moving further away. another wide

0.5

Gough to Ganguly, no run, pushed to Hollioake at short extra covers

0.6

Gough to Ganguly, no run, outside the off, excellent ball. beats the outside edge and goes through to Stewart

Gough fell down after delivering the last ball! Ramesh now takes guard against Fraser

End of over 1 (6 runs) India 6/0
SC Ganguly    4* (6b 1x4)      D Gough    1-0-6-0
S Ramesh    0* (0b)     

1.1

Fraser to Ramesh, no run, surprising slower ball. almost a full toss on the off. Ramesh brings the bat down and plays to covers

1.2

Fraser to Ramesh, no run, on the middle and leg, pushed to short midwicket

there is no pace or movement in Fraser's bowling looks extremely ordinary

1.3

Fraser to Ramesh, no run, on the middle and leg, pushed to onside. Fraser lets out a grunt bowling that ball a la Monica Seles

1.4

Fraser to Ramesh, 2 runs, turned to deep backward square leg. Picks up a couple to open his account

1.5

Fraser to Ramesh, 1 run, short down the legside. All Ramesh could do was negotiate it to backward square leg for an easy run

1.6

Fraser to Ganguly, no run, outside the off, through to keeper

End of over 2 (3 runs) India 9/0
SC Ganguly    4* (7b 1x4)      ARC Fraser    1-0-3-0
S Ramesh    3* (5b)      D Gough    1-0-6-0

2.1

Gough to Ramesh, no run, rapped on the pads. big appeal from Gough. struck him high on the pads and going down the legs. Akhtar disagrees

2.2

Gough to Ramesh, no run, outside the off, swinging in nicely. left alone

Gough is a start bowler for England and England will be hoping that he comes good here

2.3

Gough to Ramesh, 1 run, short of length down the legside, turned to Ealham at fineleg

2.4

Gough to Ganguly, no run, outside the off. Ganguly goes for a shot on the off and misses the line of the ball

2.5

Gough to Ganguly, 1 wide, down the legside. wide

2.5

Gough to Ganguly, no run, well pitched up on the off, driven through the covers. well fielded by Adam Holliaoke there

2.6

Gough to Ganguly, no run, on the off, pushed defensively

End of over 3 (2 runs) India 11/0
SC Ganguly    4* (10b 1x4)      D Gough    2-0-8-0
S Ramesh    4* (8b)      ARC Fraser    1-0-3-0

3.1

Fraser to Ramesh, no run, rapped on the pads. loud and confident appeal from Fraser but Hair gives the benefit of doubt to Ramesh! that was indeed close

3.2

Fraser to Ramesh, no run, outside the off, through to keeper

3.3

Fraser to Ramesh, no run, on the legs. pushed to midwicket

3.4

Fraser to Ramesh, no run, pushed to covers defensively

3.5

Fraser to Ramesh, no run, outside the off, left alone

3.6

Fraser to Ramesh, no run, on the backfoot, played to Hollioake at extra covers.

End of over 4 (maiden) India 11/0
S Ramesh    4* (14b)      ARC Fraser    2-1-3-0
SC Ganguly    4* (10b 1x4)      D Gough    2-0-8-0

4.1

Gough to Ganguly, 2 runs, played through the covers. well timed. stopped at the boundary

4.2

Gough to Ganguly, no run, down the legside. through to Stewart. not given a wide. must have been pretty close to the stumps

it went over the stumps in fact as Ganguly attempted to flick the ball

4.3

Gough to Ganguly, 1 no ball, on the off, firmly played to covers

4.3

Gough to Ganguly, no run, outside the off, beats the edge, through to keeper

4.4

Gough to Ganguly, 1 run, steered to thirdman. Fraser fields

4.5

Gough to Ramesh, no run, on the off. mistimed shot to Flintoff at midoff

4.6

Gough to Ramesh, 1 run, pushed to Flintoff at midoff for a quick single

End of over 5 (5 runs) India 16/0
S Ramesh    5* (16b)      D Gough    3-0-13-0
SC Ganguly    7* (15b 1x4)      ARC Fraser    2-1-3-0

5.1

Fraser to Ramesh, no run, outside the off. super ball. beats Ramesh

Ramesh is still not upto mark against these conditions he needs some runs to get his confidence

5.2

Fraser to Ramesh, no run, on the stumps, moving away and beats Ramesh all ends up!

5.3

Fraser to Ramesh, no run, pre-meditated shot, played well ahead of time. ball goes to midoff

5.4

Fraser to Ramesh, no run, pitched up outside the off and driven beautifully to point. excellent fielding by Nasser Hussain there!

5.5

Fraser to Ramesh, no run, outside the off. nice bounce. through to keeper

Fraser all set for his second maiden over in succession

5.6

Fraser to Ramesh, 1 wide, down the legside as Fraser messes up his figures

5.6

Fraser to Ramesh, 2 runs, played neatly through point. Hollioake runs like mad and stops the ball just on the boundary. good fielding effort there!

End of over 6 (3 runs) India 19/0
S Ramesh    7* (22b)      ARC Fraser    3-1-6-0
SC Ganguly    7* (15b 1x4)      D Gough    3-0-13-0

6.1

Gough to Ganguly, no run, on the off. pushed to Flintoff at midoff

6.2

Gough to Ganguly, no run, flowing drive outside the off, straight to Hussain at point

6.3

Gough to Ganguly, 2 runs, outside theoff, played to the right of Hussain at point. Fraser runs slowly and fields it at squarish thirdman

6.4

Gough to Ganguly, no run, flowing drive again, Hollioake throws himself fiercely and fields at covers!

England's offside fielding has been perfect so far

6.5

Gough to Ganguly, 1 run, played to thirdman between gully and point. Fraser has to field

Hussain, Hollioake and Flintoff on the offside cover cordon

6.6

Gough to Ramesh, no run, played defensively to midoff

Flintoff has not been tested so far whereas Hussain and Hollioake have shown gold medal effort for England Fraser is sluggish but you cannot expect anything better from an old man Fraser now ready with the ball

End of over 7 (3 runs) India 22/0
S Ramesh    7* (23b)      D Gough    4-0-16-0
SC Ganguly    10* (20b 1x4)      ARC Fraser    3-1-6-0

7.1

Fraser to Ganguly, FOUR, down the legs, played neatly to deep midwicket

7.2

Fraser to Ganguly, no run, on the backfoot, played to Hussain at point

7.3

Fraser to Ganguly, 1 wide, outside the off, and moves a mile away. declared wide

7.3

Fraser to Ganguly, no run, on the legs. pushed straight to midwicket fielder

7.4

Fraser to Ganguly, no run, pushed to midon

7.5

Fraser to Ganguly, no run, pushed to Flintoff at midon

7.6

Fraser to Ganguly, no run, that was a good ball! on the off and squares up Ganguly and beats him. to keeper

Mullally the new bowler! and Ramesh will be facing him

End of over 8 (5 runs) India 27/0
SC Ganguly    14* (26b 2x4)      ARC Fraser    4-1-11-0
S Ramesh    7* (23b)      D Gough    4-0-16-0

8.1

Mullally to Ramesh, no run, short outside the off, Ramesh goes for a square cut and with that sort of poor footwork he can't do much. through to Stewart

8.2

Mullally to Ramesh, no run, this ball swung in and goes between the bat & pads! Ramesh is clueless

8.3

Mullally to Ramesh, no run, this swung the other way! on the off and swinging away. Ramesh continues to be clueless

8.4

Mullally to Ramesh, no run, well outside the off and Ramesh feels miserable poking and getting beaten

8.5

Mullally to Ramesh, FOUR, outside the off, swinging in. Ramesh decides that the gods are in his favour and cleverly inside edges to fineleg!

this was so cleverly executed as the ball flew one inch over the stumps:-)

8.6

Mullally to Ramesh, no run, outside the off, beaten as Mullally walks up to Ramesh and mouths some nice profanities

End of over 9 (4 runs) India 31/0
S Ramesh    11* (29b 1x4)      AD Mullally    1-0-4-0
SC Ganguly    14* (26b 2x4)      ARC Fraser    4-1-11-0

9.1

Fraser to Ganguly, no run, on the backfoot, played to covers

Ramesh looked like a silly goose last over

9.2

Fraser to Ganguly, FOUR, down the legs, timed well enough that it ran all the way through midon, frustrating the fielder there till the last minute as Flintoff went crashing into the advertisement boards

9.3

Fraser to Ganguly, no run, outside the off, peach of a ball. beats Ganguly

Flintoff also damaged the camera lens there

9.4

Fraser to Ganguly, no run, down the legs, played to square leg fielder

9.5

Fraser to Ganguly, 2 runs, on the backfoot, pushed through the covers

9.6

Fraser to Ganguly, no run, played back along the pitch to the bowler

Mullally again to Ramesh. This will be an interesting over again

End of over 10 (6 runs) India 37/0
SC Ganguly    20* (32b 3x4)      ARC Fraser    5-1-17-0
S Ramesh    11* (29b 1x4)      AD Mullally    1-0-4-0

10.1

Mullally to Ramesh, 1 run, outside the off, steered to thirdman and Ramesh sighs from relief

delay as sight screens are adjusted

10.2

Mullally to Ganguly, no run, outside the off, beats the outside edge, to keeper

10.3

Mullally to Ganguly, 1 run, outside the off, steered to square thirdman

10.4

Mullally to Ramesh, no run, cut back in and rapped on the pads down the legside

the joke of the century will be when Ramesh guts it out and scores a century this game!

10.5

Mullally to Ramesh, 1 run, inside edge as he tries to steer to thirdman. ball goes to fineleg!

not only that, Ramesh falls down while attempting a second run

10.6

Mullally to Ganguly, no run, pitched on the stumps and cut in sharply. rapped on the pads down the legside

10.6

Mullally to Ganguly, no run, and the 7th ball of the over almost gets a wicket, very close to an edge

End of over 11 (3 runs) India 40/0
SC Ganguly    21* (36b 3x4)      AD Mullally    2-0-7-0
S Ramesh    13* (32b 1x4)      ARC Fraser    5-1-17-0

11.1

Fraser to Ramesh, 1 run, edged wide of gully to thirdman

this sounds omnious for England!

11.2

Fraser to Ganguly, 1 run, down the legs, played neatly to fineleg

11.3

Fraser to Ramesh, no run, first better looking shot from Ramesh as he plays back to the bowler

11.4

Fraser to Ramesh, no run, pushed to wide gully

11.5

Fraser to Ramesh, FOUR, short on the middle, pulled over midwicket boundary

11.6

Fraser to Ramesh, 1 run, outside the off, well played to point. wellfielded there by diving Hollioake and Hussain picks the ball and throws but time for a single

End of over 12 (7 runs) India 47/0
S Ramesh    19* (37b 2x4)      ARC Fraser    6-1-24-0
SC Ganguly    22* (37b 3x4)      AD Mullally    2-0-7-0

12.1

Mullally to Ramesh, no run, short outside the off, plays and misses

12.2

Mullally to Ramesh, 1 run, outside theof,f steered to thirdman

12.3

Mullally to Ganguly, 1 leg bye, cuts back in from outside the off, rapped on the pads! loud appeal from Mullally. That looked extremely close! ball ran to thirdman

poor Mullally

12.4

Mullally to Ramesh, no run, played to point

12.5

Mullally to Ramesh, OUT, edged to second slip and well taken catch by Hick there

S Ramesh c Hick b Mullally 20 (57m 41b 2x4 0x6) SR: 48.78

12.6

Mullally to Dravid, no run, outside the off, played to point

End of over 13 (2 runs) India 49/1
R Dravid    0* (1b)      AD Mullally    3-0-8-1
SC Ganguly    22* (38b 3x4)      ARC Fraser    6-1-24-0

13.1

Fraser to Ganguly, no run, on the backfoot, played to Hollioake at covers

13.2

Fraser to Ganguly, no run, outside the off, excellent ball. beaten

13.3

Fraser to Ganguly, no run, on the backfoot, played straight to Hollioake there at covers

13.4

Fraser to Ganguly, FOUR, short of length outside the off, cracked through the covers

13.5

Fraser to Ganguly, no run, on the backfoot, played straight to covers

13.6

Fraser to Ganguly, no run, cracked straight to Hussain at point. Hussain wanted third umpire to have a look at it. Javed Akhtar didn't even bother calling for the TV replays

End of over 14 (4 runs) India 53/1
SC Ganguly    26* (44b 4x4)      ARC Fraser    7-1-28-0
R Dravid    0* (1b)      AD Mullally    3-0-8-1

14.1

Mullally to Dravid, FOUR, outside the off, played superbly through the covers. This is batting

14.2

Mullally to Dravid, no run, outside the off, dropped it down to point

14.3

Mullally to Dravid, no run, pushed to midoff. Hollioake from covers runs around and cuts the ball

14.4

Mullally to Dravid, 1 no ball, on the stumps, played back to the bowler

14.4

Mullally to Dravid, no run, outside the off, pushed to point. Ganguly shouts "NO!"

14.5

Mullally to Dravid, 1 wide, down the legside. Dravid attempts a glance but can't reach the ball

14.5

Mullally to Dravid, no run, on the off, inner edged to Fairbrother at forward short leg

pretty aggressive fielding 2 slips and a gully and a forward short leg

14.6

Mullally to Dravid, no run, on the off, swinging away, through to keeper

Fraser runs in and the ball drops down alipping from his hands. dead ball

End of over 15 (6 runs) India 59/1
R Dravid    4* (8b 1x4)      AD Mullally    4-0-14-1
SC Ganguly    26* (44b 4x4)      ARC Fraser    7-1-28-0

15.1

Fraser to Ganguly, 1 run, pushed between square leg and midwicket for a quick run

15.2

Fraser to Dravid, no run, on the off, forward and rapped on the body

15.3

Fraser to Dravid, no run, on the off, pushed to gully

15.4

Fraser to Dravid, no run, outside the off, moving away. left alone

15.5

Fraser to Dravid, no run, on the off, Dravid is a bit uncomfortable. turned to forward short leg

15.6

Fraser to Dravid, no run, on the backfoot, pushed to midwicket

Match State: Drinks

End of over 16 (1 run) India 60/1
R Dravid    4* (13b 1x4)      ARC Fraser    8-1-29-0
SC Ganguly    27* (45b 4x4)      AD Mullally    4-0-14-1

16.1

Mullally to Ganguly, FOUR, touched so perfectly, it ran all the way to long on. perfect shot

16.2

Mullally to Ganguly, 1 run, down the legs, played to Ealham at fineleg

16.3

Mullally to Dravid, 1 run, down the legs, beautifully flicked to Fraser at fineleg

16.4

Mullally to Ganguly, no run, pushed firmly to midoff. Gough fields

16.5

Mullally to Ganguly, 1 leg bye, down the legs, to backward short leg

16.6

Mullally to Dravid, no run, on the stumps, pushed to Hussain at short leg

Ealham

End of over 17 (7 runs) India 67/1
R Dravid    5* (15b 1x4)      AD Mullally    5-0-20-1
SC Ganguly    32* (49b 5x4)      ARC Fraser    8-1-29-0

17.1

Ealham to Ganguly, 1 wide, down the legside

17.1

Ealham to Ganguly, no run, on the off, pushed to midoff

17.2

Ealham to Ganguly, no run, well pitched up on the off, Ganguly goes for an offdrive and misses the ball

17.3

Ealham to Ganguly, 1 run, pushed to Fraser at midon and before Fraser can start moving they take a quick run

17.4

Ealham to Dravid, 1 run, nice looking late cut to thirdman

17.5

Ealham to Ganguly, no run, on the stumps, played back to the bowler

17.6

Ealham to Ganguly, no run, comes down the track... and misses the line all the way!

End of over 18 (3 runs) India 70/1
SC Ganguly    33* (54b 5x4)      MA Ealham    1-0-3-0
R Dravid    6* (16b 1x4)      AD Mullally    5-0-20-1

18.1

Mullally to Dravid, FOUR, outside the off, played forward of point. great shot and only Dravid can play like this

18.2

Mullally to Dravid, FOUR, pitched up on the legs and a brilliant flick shot, through square leg

18.3

Mullally to Dravid, no run, on the off, well forward and plays back along the pitch.

18.4

Mullally to Dravid, 1 wide, down the legside, Stewart didn't collect it well enough

18.4

Mullally to Dravid, 1 run, turned to short fineleg

Mullally talking to Gough

18.5

Mullally to Ganguly, 1 leg bye, off the legs, turned down the legside

18.6

Mullally to Dravid, no run, pushed to covers defensively

End of over 19 (11 runs) India 81/1
R Dravid    15* (21b 3x4)      AD Mullally    6-0-30-1
SC Ganguly    33* (55b 5x4)      MA Ealham    1-0-3-0

19.1

Ealham to Ganguly, 1 run, played to sweeper covers

19.2

Ealham to Dravid, no run, outsaide theoff, nicely stroked, straight to point

19.3

Ealham to Dravid, 1 no ball, outside the off, well left

19.3

Ealham to Dravid, no run, pitched up on the stumps, played straight to midon

19.4

Ealham to Dravid, no run, outside the off, left alone

19.5

Ealham to Dravid, no run, well pitched up on the off, played straight to midoff

19.6

Ealham to Dravid, no run, outside the off, moving away. left alone

Darren Gough brought back

End of over 20 (2 runs) India 83/1
R Dravid    15* (27b 3x4)      MA Ealham    2-0-5-0
SC Ganguly    34* (56b 5x4)      AD Mullally    6-0-30-1

20.1

Gough to Ganguly, 1 run, pitched up on the off, goes for a shot on the off, inner edged to fineleg

20.2

Gough to Dravid, 1 run, tries to glance it to fineleg but scoops it with leading edge between midwicket and midon

lucky! lucky!

20.3

Gough to Ganguly, 1 run, outside the off. short. played straight to Hussain diving superbly at point

20.4

Gough to Dravid, 2 runs, superbly glanced to fineleg

20.5

Gough to Dravid, 1 run, outside the off, played to thirdman

20.6

Gough to Ganguly, FOUR, outside the off, edged past first slip

End of over 21 (10 runs) India 93/1
SC Ganguly    40* (59b 6x4)      D Gough    5-0-26-0
R Dravid    19* (30b 3x4)      MA Ealham    2-0-5-0

21.1

Ealham to Dravid, no run, on the stumps, played back to the bowler

21.2

Ealham to Dravid, OUT, played straight, bowler gets his hands on to the ball and deflects on the stumps as Ganguly is stranded outside. Akhtar finds it an easy decision

SC Ganguly run out 40 (99m 59b 6x4 0x6) SR: 67.79

21.3

Ealham to Dravid, no run, on the off, pushed to covers

21.4

Ealham to Dravid, no run, on the stumps, defended

Hair was the umpire in this end and not Akhtar. sorry

21.5

Ealham to Dravid, no run, on the stumps, pushed to covers

Dravid has now withdrawn himself into the shell obviously annoyed by that shot

21.6

Ealham to Dravid, no run, on the stumps, played back along the pitch

End of over 22 (wicket maiden) India 93/2
R Dravid    19* (36b 3x4)      MA Ealham    3-1-5-0
SR Tendulkar    0* (0b)      D Gough    5-0-26-0

22.1

Gough to Tendulkar, no run, down the legside. Tendulkar attempts to glance it and misses

22.2

Gough to Tendulkar, 1 run, turned to square leg. Fraser comes around to field

22.3

Gough to Dravid, no run, outside the off, faster ball. Dravid brings his bat down fast and defends to slips

22.4

Gough to Dravid, 1 no ball, outside the off, runs through the batsman

a good ball if not for the overstepping

22.4

Gough to Dravid, no run, outside the off. Dravid still misreading Gough's pace here. plays a mistimed shot back to the bowler

Gough is clearly a yard or two faster than others

22.5

Gough to Dravid, no run, outside the off, edged and falls short of the lone slip

22.6

Gough to Dravid, no run, swinging in a bit, played to point

Indians need to pull themselves up a lot from this position they need to take a few singles, rotate the strike and all the other usual cliches

End of over 23 (2 runs) India 95/2
R Dravid    19* (41b 3x4)      D Gough    6-0-28-0
SR Tendulkar    1* (2b)      MA Ealham    3-1-5-0

23.1

Ealham to Tendulkar, no run, played to covers

23.2

Ealham to Tendulkar, no run, outside the off, mistimed trying to square cut. to extra covers

23.3

Ealham to Tendulkar, no run, rapped on the pads outside the off. appeal. not out

23.4

Ealham to Tendulkar, no run, outside the off, beaten attempting a square cut

23.5

Ealham to Tendulkar, no run, on the stumps, played back to the bowler

23.6

Ealham to Tendulkar, FOUR, slightly short of length, smashed over midon. contemptuous pull

End of over 24 (4 runs) India 99/2
SR Tendulkar    5* (8b 1x4)      MA Ealham    4-1-9-0
R Dravid    19* (41b 3x4)      D Gough    6-0-28-0

24.1

Gough to Dravid, no run, on the stumps, pushed defensively forward

24.2

Gough to Dravid, 1 run, played behind square leg

100 up in 24.2 overs

24.3

Gough to Tendulkar, 1 run, turned to fineleg

24.4

Gough to Dravid, 1 run, pushed to covers. extremely risky run as a direct throw would have sent Tendulkar reeling back to the pavilion!

24.5

Gough to Tendulkar, no run, outside the off, left alone

24.6

Gough to Tendulkar, 1 run, on the off, defended to backward point and a cheeky run

End of over 25 (4 runs) India 103/2
SR Tendulkar    7* (11b 1x4)      D Gough    7-0-32-0
R Dravid    21* (44b 3x4)      MA Ealham    4-1-9-0

25.1

Ealham to Tendulkar, no run, pitched up on the off, excellent cover drive but well fielded by Fairbrother

25.2

Ealham to Tendulkar, no run, on the stumps, defensive

25.3

Ealham to Tendulkar, no run, outside the off, beaten on the offdrive

25.4

Ealham to Tendulkar, no run, on the stumps, played back to the bowler

25.5

Ealham to Tendulkar, no run, on the stumps, played to midoff

25.6

Ealham to Tendulkar, 2 runs, down the track, plays it uppishly. mistimed but falls with all the luck in no-man's land at covers

Indian batting is not up to the mark so far

End of over 26 (2 runs) India 105/2
SR Tendulkar    9* (17b 1x4)      MA Ealham    5-1-11-0
R Dravid    21* (44b 3x4)      D Gough    7-0-32-0

26.1

Gough to Dravid, no run, outside the off, played to covers

26.2

Gough to Dravid, no run, pushed to point

26.3

Gough to Dravid, no run, defended to point

26.4

Gough to Dravid, no run, pushed to Hussain at point again

26.5

Gough to Dravid, FOUR, inswinging ball, played beautifully, straight to long on

26.6

Gough to Dravid, 2 runs, outside the off, played sweetly to deep square thirdman

Gough and Fraser have bowled 8 each. Mullally 6. A fifth bowler will have to be introduce next over

End of over 27 (6 runs) India 111/2
R Dravid    27* (50b 4x4)      D Gough    8-0-38-0
SR Tendulkar    9* (17b 1x4)      MA Ealham    5-1-11-0

27.1

Ealham to Tendulkar, no run, on the backfoot, played back to the bowler

Flintoff exercising vigorously

27.2

Ealham to Tendulkar, no run, played to midon, brilliant fielding by Flintoff at midon. almost a run out there as Dravid backed up a lot but is back safely

27.3

Ealham to Tendulkar, 2 runs, played to deep backward point. Hollioake fields well there

England have saved several runs today with their excellent fielding

27.4

Ealham to Tendulkar, no run, defensive forward

27.5

Ealham to Tendulkar, no run, played to Flintoff at midon

27.6

Ealham to Tendulkar, 1 run, punched through the covers to sweeper covers

5th, 6th and 7th bowlers will be in action from now on Flintoff to bowl and Indians may not underrate him

End of over 28 (3 runs) India 114/2
SR Tendulkar    12* (23b 1x4)      MA Ealham    6-1-14-0
R Dravid    27* (50b 4x4)      D Gough    8-0-38-0

28.1

Flintoff to Tendulkar, 1 run, gentle ball down the legs, turned to fineleg

28.2

Flintoff to Dravid, 2 runs, down the legs again, well placed to deep square leg for quick couple of runs

Flintoff looks like a harmless Otter

28.3

Flintoff to Dravid, 1 run, outside the off, attempted square cut, but mistimed wide of Stewart. time enough for a single

28.4

Flintoff to Tendulkar, no run, slow ball on the stumps, rapped on the pads down the legside

28.5

Flintoff to Tendulkar, 1 leg bye, of bat & pads to short fineleg

28.6

Flintoff to Dravid, 1 run, turned to backward short leg

End of over 29 (6 runs) India 120/2
R Dravid    31* (53b 4x4)      A Flintoff    1-0-5-0
SR Tendulkar    13* (26b 1x4)      MA Ealham    6-1-14-0

29.1

Fraser to Dravid, 1 run, pushed to wide gully, quick run

29.2

Fraser to Tendulkar, no run, well outside the off, swinging away. through to keeper

29.3

Fraser to Tendulkar, no run, outside the off, left alone

29.4

Fraser to Tendulkar, no run, on the off, pushed defensively to covers

29.5

Fraser to Tendulkar, no run, pushed ot offside

29.6

Fraser to Tendulkar, no run, left alone outside the off

End of over 30 (1 run) India 121/2
SR Tendulkar    13* (31b 1x4)      ARC Fraser    9-1-30-0
R Dravid    32* (54b 4x4)      A Flintoff    1-0-5-0

30.1

Flintoff to Dravid, FOUR, down the legs, flicked to deep backward square leg

30.2

Flintoff to Dravid, 2 runs, played through the covers

fielded at sweeper covers

30.3

Flintoff to Dravid, 1 run, defended to onside, quick run

30.4

Flintoff to Tendulkar, 1 run, played through the covers, to sweeper

30.5

Flintoff to Dravid, no run, on the stumps, pushed to midwicket fielder

30.6

Flintoff to Dravid, 1 run, swinging down the legs, played to fineleg

End of over 31 (9 runs) India 130/2
R Dravid    40* (59b 5x4)      A Flintoff    2-0-14-0
SR Tendulkar    14* (32b 1x4)      ARC Fraser    9-1-30-0

31.1

Fraser to Dravid, no run, that ball took off from good length, takes Dravid's handle by surprise

31.2

Fraser to Dravid, no run, on the off, pushed to short covers

Fraser in his last over

31.3

Fraser to Dravid, no run, on the off, pushed to short covers

Fraser has done a good job for England

31.4

Fraser to Dravid, no run, on the stumps, played back to the bowler

31.5

Fraser to Dravid, no run, outside the off, bouncing. defended

31.6

Fraser to Dravid, no run, outside the off, excellent spell with 10-2-30-0

Match State: Drinks

End of over 32 (maiden) India 130/2
R Dravid    40* (65b 5x4)      ARC Fraser    10-2-30-0
SR Tendulkar    14* (32b 1x4)      A Flintoff    2-0-14-0

32.1

Hollioake to Tendulkar, 1 run, wide outside the off, hits uppishly to Hussain who drops the catch!

32.2

Hollioake to Dravid, 1 run, loose balldown the legs, played to deep midwicket

32.3

Hollioake to Tendulkar, FOUR, short, pulled over deep midon, one bounce over the ropes

32.4

Hollioake to Tendulkar, 2 runs, short of length again, played through the covers. stopped at the boundary

32.5

Hollioake to Tendulkar, no run, outside the off, pushed to covers

32.6

Hollioake to Tendulkar, 1 run, down the legs, turned to backward square leg

End of over 33 (9 runs) India 139/2
SR Tendulkar    22* (37b 2x4)      AJ Hollioake    1-0-9-0
R Dravid    41* (66b 5x4)      ARC Fraser    10-2-30-0

33.1

Ealham to Tendulkar, no run, on the stumps, played to midwicket

33.2

Ealham to Tendulkar, no run, on the stumps, played back to the bowler

33.3

Ealham to Tendulkar, OUT, pulled uppishly, straight to Hick at deep midwicket

SR Tendulkar c Hick b Ealham 22 (49m 40b 2x4 0x6) SR: 55.00

and the gamble pays off for England. Tendulkar gets out with 998 runs in World Cups and 7 runs short of 8000 runs in career as well

33.4

Ealham to Azharuddin, no run, pushed to midwicket

33.5

Ealham to Azharuddin, no run, on the off, pushed to covers

33.6

Ealham to Azharuddin, no run, on the stumps, pushed to covers and a maiden over with a wicket

End of over 34 (wicket maiden) India 139/3
M Azharuddin    0* (3b)      MA Ealham    7-2-14-1
R Dravid    41* (66b 5x4)      AJ Hollioake    1-0-9-0

34.1

Hollioake to Dravid, 1 run, played to midwicket

34.2

Hollioake to Azharuddin, no run, outside the off, pushed to Hussain at point

34.3

Hollioake to Azharuddin, FOUR, outside the off, edged through the vacant slips

34.4

Hollioake to Azharuddin, 1 leg bye, off the pads to short leg

34.5

Hollioake to Dravid, 1 run, played through the covers

34.6

Hollioake to Azharuddin, 1 run, played through midwicket

End of over 35 (8 runs) India 147/3
M Azharuddin    5* (7b 1x4)      AJ Hollioake    2-0-16-0
R Dravid    43* (68b 5x4)      MA Ealham    7-2-14-1

35.1

Ealham to Azharuddin, no run, pushed to covers

35.2

Ealham to Azharuddin, no run, played to covers

35.3

Ealham to Azharuddin, no run, outside the off, cramped, played back to the bowler

35.4

Ealham to Azharuddin, no run, well outside the off, goes for a big square cut and misses

35.5

Ealham to Azharuddin, 1 run, pushed through the covers to sweeper

Ealham has been pretty accurate

35.6

Ealham to Dravid, no run, on the stumps, defended to midwicket

8-2-15-1 (Tendulkar's wicket) is a match winning effort

End of over 36 (1 run) India 148/3
R Dravid    43* (69b 5x4)      MA Ealham    8-2-15-1
M Azharuddin    6* (12b 1x4)      AJ Hollioake    2-0-16-0

36.1

Hollioake to Azharuddin, 1 run, played to deep covers. Hick fields

36.2

Hollioake to Dravid, 1 run, short of length, pulled and misfielded at midwicket. 150 up

36.3

Hollioake to Azharuddin, no run, inswinging yorker! (but at a slow pace) and unsettles Azharuddin as Azharuddin skids down

36.4

Hollioake to Azharuddin, 1 run, on the legs, played to deep midwicket. Azharuddin gets 9000 runs in ODI career

36.5

Hollioake to Dravid, 1 run, down the legside, leading edge to covers

36.6

Hollioake to Azharuddin, FOUR, on the legs, flicked - famous Azhar touch - past midwicket!

Azharuddin gets treatment for his toes that Hollioake yorker did him in

End of over 37 (8 runs) India 156/3
M Azharuddin    12* (16b 2x4)      AJ Hollioake    3-0-24-0
R Dravid    45* (71b 5x4)      MA Ealham    8-2-15-1

37.1

Flintoff to Dravid, FOUR, outside the off, brilliant late cut to fine thirdman!

37.2

Flintoff to Dravid, no run, pitched on the legs, played to midwicket fielder

37.3

Flintoff to Dravid, no run, on the off, pushed to point

37.4

Flintoff to Dravid, no run, on the stumps, played back to the bowler

Dravid is on 49

37.5

Flintoff to Dravid, no run, on the stumps, defended

37.6

Flintoff to Dravid, 1 run, turned to deep square leg, gets to his 50

4th time he is crossing 50 in 5 matches here twice he also went on to score 100s

End of over 38 (5 runs) India 161/3
R Dravid    50* (77b 6x4)      A Flintoff    3-0-19-0
M Azharuddin    12* (16b 2x4)      AJ Hollioake    3-0-24-0

38.1

Hollioake to Dravid, 1 leg bye, down the legs, pulls and misses. on the body to offside

38.2

Hollioake to Azharuddin, 2 runs, pushed neatly through offside, fielded extremely well by Hick at the boundary

38.3

Hollioake to Azharuddin, 1 run, on the legs, whipped to deep midwicket

38.4

Hollioake to Dravid, 2 runs, outside theoff, on the backfoot, cut away to deep backward point

Ealham is the fielder

38.5

Hollioake to Dravid, 1 run, full toss, wide down the legside. Dravid comes down the track and flicks to fineleg

38.6

Hollioake to Azharuddin, 1 run, pitched up, clubbed to long on

End of over 39 (8 runs) India 169/3
M Azharuddin    16* (19b 2x4)      AJ Hollioake    4-0-31-0
R Dravid    53* (80b 6x4)      A Flintoff    3-0-19-0

39.1

Flintoff to Azharuddin, FOUR, outside the off, edged over the slips

39.2

Flintoff to Azharuddin, no run, on the stumps, pushed to covers

39.3

Flintoff to Azharuddin, 1 run, played through the covers to sweeper

39.4

Flintoff to Dravid, no run, bounce outside the off, surprised Dravid. through to keeper

39.5

Flintoff to Dravid, OUT, played uppishly straight to long on

R Dravid c Ealham b Flintoff 53 (116m 82b 6x4 0x6) SR: 64.63

39.6

Flintoff to Azharuddin, no run, played back to the bowler

last 10 overs coming up

End of over 40 (5 runs) India 174/4
M Azharuddin    21* (23b 3x4)      A Flintoff    4-0-24-1
A Jadeja    0* (0b)      AJ Hollioake    4-0-31-0

40.1

Hollioake to Jadeja, no run, on the stumps, played back to the bowler

40.2

Hollioake to Jadeja, 1 run, short outside the off, played to thridman

40.3

Hollioake to Azharuddin, no run, outside the off, beaten

40.4

Hollioake to Azharuddin, 1 run, turned to square leg

40.5

Hollioake to Jadeja, no run, inswinger, played to midwicket

40.6

Hollioake to Jadeja, 1 run, played to deep midwicket

End of over 41 (3 runs) India 177/4
A Jadeja    2* (4b)      AJ Hollioake    5-0-34-0
M Azharuddin    22* (25b 3x4)      A Flintoff    4-0-24-1

41.1

Flintoff to Jadeja, 1 run, played to fine thirdman, but Gough cuts the ball this time

41.2

Flintoff to Azharuddin, no run, pushed to short covers

41.3

Flintoff to Azharuddin, 1 run, pushed to midoff

41.4

Flintoff to Jadeja, no run, on the blockhole down the legs, played without much clue to the offside

41.5

Flintoff to Jadeja, 1 run, pushed to midoff

41.6

Flintoff to Azharuddin, 1 run, on the backfoot, played to deep point

Mullally coming back

End of over 42 (4 runs) India 181/4
M Azharuddin    24* (28b 3x4)      A Flintoff    5-0-28-1
A Jadeja    4* (7b)      AJ Hollioake    5-0-34-0

42.1

Mullally to Azharuddin, no run, pushed to short covers, Holliokae fields

Azharuddin and Jadeja need to do a lot more this match unlike the previous matches

42.2

Mullally to Azharuddin, no run, on the stumps, played back to the bowler

42.3

Mullally to Azharuddin, 1 run, on the legs, turned to Fraser at long leg

42.4

Mullally to Jadeja, no run, outside the off, edged but bounced short of Stewart

42.5

Mullally to Jadeja, 3 runs, pulled over deep midwicket. Gough fields at the boundary

42.6

Mullally to Azharuddin, no run, played back to the bowler. well bowled

End of over 43 (4 runs) India 185/4
M Azharuddin    25* (32b 3x4)      AD Mullally    7-0-34-1
A Jadeja    7* (9b)      A Flintoff    5-0-28-1

43.1

Ealham to Jadeja, 1 run, lofted, mistimed to long on, dropping short of the fielder there

43.2

Ealham to Azharuddin, no run, outside the off, Azharuddin fans the ball as it takes its course to the wicket keeper

43.3

Ealham to Azharuddin, 1 run, played uppishly but falls short of the fielder at deep midon

43.4

Ealham to Jadeja, 1 leg bye, off the pads to onside

43.5

Ealham to Azharuddin, OUT, played uppishly. poor shot of course. well taken by Hussain at long off running blind

M Azharuddin c Hussain b Ealham 26 (37m 35b 3x4 0x6) SR: 74.28

sorry. that went more like between cover and point

43.6

Ealham to Jadeja, 1 run, played to covers

End of over 44 (4 runs) India 189/5
A Jadeja    9* (12b)      MA Ealham    9-2-18-2
NR Mongia    0* (0b)      AD Mullally    7-0-34-1

44.1

Mullally to Jadeja, 2 runs, played to backward point

44.2

Mullally to Jadeja, 1 run, off the pads, just close to the crease and they cross over for a run

44.3

Mullally to Mongia, no run, squares up Mongia and beats him all ends up. But then you cannot fault Mongia. He has not batted much so far in this competition

44.4

Mullally to Mongia, no run, comes down the track but misses the ball totally. through to keeper

44.5

Mullally to Mongia, 1 run, pushed to short covers, quick run

44.6

Mullally to Jadeja, 1 wide, down the legside

44.6

Mullally to Jadeja, no run, pushed to short midwicket, Mongia backs up too much with Jadeja not wanting the run. throw not on target

last 5 overs left

End of over 45 (5 runs) India 194/5
A Jadeja    12* (15b)      AD Mullally    8-0-39-1
NR Mongia    1* (3b)      MA Ealham    9-2-18-2

45.1

Ealham to Mongia, 1 run, makes room and cuts to thridman

45.2

Ealham to Jadeja, FOUR, played through extra covers

45.3

Ealham to Jadeja, no run, rapped on the pads, going down the legs. appeal but not out

45.4

Ealham to Jadeja, FOUR, down the track, pulled to deep backward square leg

45.5

Ealham to Jadeja, no run, played back to the bowler

45.6

Ealham to Jadeja, 1 run, fuller length, played to Hussain at point. great bowling effort from Ealham

End of over 46 (10 runs) India 204/5
A Jadeja    21* (20b 2x4)      MA Ealham    10-2-28-2
NR Mongia    2* (4b)      AD Mullally    8-0-39-1

46.1

Mullally to Jadeja, FOUR, down the legs, played fine to fineleg

46.2

Mullally to Jadeja, no run, pushed straight to point

46.3

Mullally to Jadeja, 1 run, mishit, to midoff

46.4

Mullally to Mongia, OUT, down the track, bowled as one would have expected

NR Mongia b Mullally 2 (11m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

Mongia missed the line completely

46.5

Mullally to Srinath, 1 run, angling ball going from middle to off, steered to thridman

46.6

Mullally to Jadeja, no run, good ball on the blockhole, played back to the bowler

End of over 47 (6 runs) India 210/6
A Jadeja    26* (24b 3x4)      AD Mullally    9-0-45-2
J Srinath    1* (1b)      MA Ealham    10-2-28-2

47.1

Gough to Srinath, OUT, inswinging yorker. cleaned up

J Srinath b Gough 1 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

47.2

Gough to Kumble, no run, another inswinger. Kumble survives

47.3

Gough to Kumble, 1 run, inswging full toss this time, pushed to covers, risky run

47.4

Gough to Jadeja, FOUR, inswginer again, but extremely well played by Jadeja keeping the bat flush with the ground and running it down to the right of thirdman

47.5

Gough to Jadeja, 3 runs, played to deep point and very well fielded by Flintoff at the boundary there

47.6

Gough to Kumble, 1 run, played through the covers

End of over 48 (9 runs) India 219/7
A Kumble    2* (3b)      D Gough    9-0-47-1
A Jadeja    33* (26b 4x4)      AD Mullally    9-0-45-2

48.1

Mullally to Kumble, 1 wide, down the legside

48.1

Mullally to Kumble, 1 run, well outside the off, steered to thirdman

48.2

Mullally to Jadeja, FOUR, outside the off, cut away to thirdman boundary!

48.3

Mullally to Jadeja, 1 run, played to sweeper covers

48.4

Mullally to Kumble, no run, outside the off, Kumble swishes the bat without seeing the ball properly

48.5

Mullally to Kumble, 1 run, played to midoff

48.6

Mullally to Jadeja, 1 run, outside the off, inside edged to backward square leg

End of over 49 (9 runs) India 228/7
A Jadeja    39* (29b 5x4)      AD Mullally    10-0-54-2
A Kumble    4* (6b)      D Gough    9-0-47-1

49.1

Gough to Jadeja, OUT, skier in the air, taken by Fraser at midoff

A Jadeja c Fraser b Gough 39 (39m 30b 5x4 0x6) SR: 130.00

49.2

Gough to Prasad, 1 run, played through the covers. confident shot

49.3

Gough to Kumble, 1 run, swinging yorker, played to sweeper covers

49.4

Gough to Prasad, no run, well outside the off. Prasad makes room to play the ball and misses

49.5

Gough to Prasad, 1 run, played to backward point

49.6

Gough to Kumble, 1 run, played to deep thirdman, they run only one

so India fall 1 run short of Zimbabwe's score

End of over 50 (4 runs) India 232/8
A Kumble    6* (8b)      D Gough    10-0-51-2
BKV Prasad    2* (3b)      AD Mullally    10-0-54-2
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