India tour of Ireland, England and Scotland, 2007 / Commentary

NatWest Series [India in England] - 2nd ODI

England v India

India won by 9 runs

0.1

Broad to Ganguly, no run, on the stumps, Ganguly leans forward to defend back to the bowler

0.2

Broad to Ganguly, 1 wide, It landed a foot outside off and slanted away. Umpire Billy Doctrove signals a wide.

0.2

Broad to Ganguly, no run

0.3

Broad to Ganguly, 1 run, Fullish, just outside off stump and Ganguly eases it in to the extra cover region for a single. Tendulkar now takes guard.

India 2/0   SC Ganguly 1* (3b)

1.1

Anderson to Ganguly, no run, short of length, angling away from Ganguly who stands on his toes to punch it away to point

1.2

Anderson to Ganguly, FOUR, he gets it past point this time. Short again and a touch wide, Ganguly goes back and across and slaps it in front of square.

1.3

Anderson to Ganguly, no run, corrects the length, serves a fuller one, around the off stump and Ganguly guides it to point

1.4

Anderson to Ganguly, no run, back to short of length but bit more effort on this. It kicks up around the off stump, Ganguly gets on top of the bounce to push it away to the off side

1.5

Anderson to Ganguly, no run, beaten. Ganguly has a waft at a fullish delivery outside off and ends up driving inside the line.

1.6

Anderson to Ganguly, no run, straighter, on the middle and off, Ganguly gets right behind it, head over the ball to push it to the off side.

India 10/0   SC Ganguly 5* (9b 1x4)

2.4

Broad to Ganguly, no run, on a length, around the off stump line, defended to cover

2.5

Broad to Ganguly, no run, full and on the off stump line, Ganguly eases it to cover region. The pitch looks a beauty.

2.6

Broad to Ganguly, no run, on the middle stump line, Ganguly wrists it to the on side.

India 11/0   SC Ganguly 5* (12b 1x4)

4.5

Broad to Ganguly, 1 run, full and just outside leg stump line, Ganguly tries to flick it away, makes contact with the top-half of the bat and the ball rolls to fine-leg region

India 22/0   SC Ganguly 6* (13b 1x4)

5.1

Anderson to Ganguly, 1 leg bye, on the leg and middle, short of length, Ganguly tries to glance it away, doesn't connect and the ball runs off the pad

India 23/0   SC Ganguly 6* (14b 1x4)

6.1

Broad to Ganguly, no run, on the off stump line, Ganguly is quick to get on to the front foot and pushes it towards mid off

6.2

Broad to Ganguly, no run, lands on the leg and middle, moves towards middle and off, Ganguly punches it towards mid off.

6.3

Broad to Ganguly, no run, Hello? Ganguly decides to throw in his one-day trick. He comes down the track, even as he backs outside leg stump, but Broad is alert and hits the deck short of length. The ball whizzes above the flashing blade.

6.4

Broad to Ganguly, no run

6.5

Broad to Ganguly, 1 no ball, bouncer just down the leg side and Ganguly gets away from the line. Wide called.

6.5

Broad to Ganguly, 1 run, short of length, outside off , Ganguly tries to punch on the up, doesn't connect well and the ball rolls to left of mid off and they will get a single

India 25/0   SC Ganguly 7* (20b 1x4)

7.1

Anderson to Ganguly, no run, short of length, on the off stump line, Ganguly pushes it to mid off and sets off for a run before he suddenly decides it is too risky. He sends Tendulkar back and all is well.

7.2

Anderson to Ganguly, 2 runs, Ganguly backs away to the leg side, Anderson tries to follow him and Ganguly gets it up and over mid off.

7.3

Anderson to Ganguly, no run, Almost a mix-up. Ganguly pushes a length delivery to cover and sets off. Tendulkar is not interested, Anderson is and he charges towards to stop the ball. Ganguly turns back and just about manages to scramble home. btw Anderson's throw missed the stumps.

7.4

Anderson to Ganguly, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

7.4

Anderson to Ganguly, no run, shuffles across, exposing the leg stump, dabs it away

7.5

Anderson to Ganguly, 1 wide, bangs it in short but again slipping down the leg side. Ganguly tries to pull but can't connect.

7.5

Anderson to Ganguly, no run, Almost gets his man with a yorker. Ganguly was pretty late in getting his bat down and the ball just about misses the off stump.

7.6

Anderson to Ganguly, no run, hits the short of length, around the off stump, Ganguly gets behind the line to dead-bat it away

India 29/0   SC Ganguly 9* (26b 1x4)

8.2

Broad to Ganguly, FOUR, full and outside off, Ganguly drives down the ground and Pietersen chases it to push it back. He tries to flick the ball back as he dives but the ball makes contact with his leg and rolls back towards the rope. Pietersen throws in another dive but this time he makes contact with the rope (with the ball in his hands). It is referred upstairs and four is signalled.

8.3

Broad to Ganguly, no run

8.4

Broad to Ganguly, no run, full and outside off, sliced hard but straight to point

8.5

Broad to Ganguly, no run, another one full and outside off stump, Ganguly carves it to point.

8.6

Broad to Ganguly, no run, another full-pitched delivery and this time Ganguly drives but can't beat mid off

India 34/0   SC Ganguly 13* (31b 2x4)

11.1

Flintoff to Ganguly, no run, hits the good length region, on the off stump line, Ganguly is unsure whether to go forward or back and just pushes at it. The ball runs to the leg side off the inner-half of the bat

11.2

Flintoff to Ganguly, no run, short of length, outside off stump, punched to point

11.3

Flintoff to Ganguly, 1 run, good bouncer. It climbed up shoulder-high, Ganguly arches back at the last minute to dab it with soft hands and the ball runs down to thirdman

11.5

Flintoff to Ganguly, no run, short of length, Ganguly shapes to pull but ends up mistiming it to wide mid on.

11.6

Flintoff to Ganguly, no run, on the off stump line, full in length, steered to point.

India 49/0   SC Ganguly 14* (36b 2x4)

13.1

Flintoff to Ganguly, 1 run, tip and run. Ganguly pushes a length delivery towards mid off and they run with the stroke

13.4

Flintoff to Ganguly, 1 run, full in length, on the middle and leg, Ganguly tries to work it to the on side, ends up slicing it uppishly to left of mid on

India 58/0   SC Ganguly 16* (38b 2x4)

14.3

Tremlett to Ganguly, FOUR, Slashed through vacant slip region. Ganguly decides to back to leg side and tries to slog a short-of-length delivery over mid on. Instead, it flies off the top edge high to left of Prior.

14.4

Tremlett to Ganguly, no run, again he backs to leg side and drills a full-pitched delivery on the stumps to mid off

14.5

Tremlett to Ganguly, 1 run, stays where he is and taps a length delivery close on the off side and rushes across for a quick single

India 65/0   SC Ganguly 21* (41b 3x4)

15.1

Flintoff to Ganguly, 1 run, full and outside off, Ganguly walks in to the shot, opens the bat-face at the last minute to guide it to third man

15.3

Flintoff to Ganguly, 1 run, Ganguly brings the third man in to play again with another dab. There was a wide slip in place. Ganguly got the ball to left of him.

15.4

Flintoff to Ganguly, 1 leg bye, tip and run. He leans forward to push to the off side, runs off the pad, Tendulkar calls him over for a quick single and he responds.

India 75/0   SC Ganguly 23* (44b 3x4)

16.1

Tremlett to Ganguly, 1 leg bye

16.4

Tremlett to Ganguly, (no ball) SIX, Ganguly breaks free with a slap over long on. He backed away to the leg side, Tremlett hurled it in short of length on the middle stump line and Ganguly flat-batted it over long on.

16.4

Tremlett to Ganguly, no run, on the off stump line, guided to point

16.5

Tremlett to Ganguly, FOUR, Full-pitched, outside leg stump line and Ganguly drills it straight down the ground. Four more. He is going after Tremlett.

16.6

Tremlett to Ganguly, FOUR, Continues with his onslaught. Another slash and this one flies over the vacant slip region. Full and angling away from Ganguly who frees his arms. 100 up for India.

India 100/0   SC Ganguly 37* (49b 5x4 1x6)

17.2

Flintoff to Ganguly, no run, kicks up from short of length, Ganguly gets on his toes and gets on top of the bounce and places it on the off side

17.3

Flintoff to Ganguly, 1 run, fuller and outside off, driven to right of mid off

India 102/0   SC Ganguly 38* (51b 5x4 1x6)

18.1

Anderson to Ganguly, no run, Almost a mix-up. Yorker on the off stump line, dug out close on the off side, towards point. Ganguly sets off, Tendulkar also took a step or two before halting and Ganguly turns back to dive in to safety of the crease.

18.2

Anderson to Ganguly, 1 run

India 107/0   SC Ganguly 39* (53b 5x4 1x6)

19.3

Flintoff to Ganguly, OUT, Ganguly falls, going for the broke. He charges down the track , Flintoff hurls it short of length outside off and Ganguly slaps it over point. He doesn't connect well, the ball balloons over point and Collingwood takes the catch running back from point.

SC Ganguly c Collingwood b Flintoff 39 (100m 54b 5x4 1x6) SR: 72.22

India 113/1   SC Ganguly 39 (54b 5x4 1x6)
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England won by 7 wickets (with 82 balls remaining)
England v India at The Oval - Sep 5, 2007
India won by 2 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
England v India at Leeds - Sep 2, 2007
India won by 38 runs (D/L method)
England v India at Manchester - Aug 30, 2007
England won by 3 wickets (with 12 balls remaining)
England v India at Birmingham - Aug 27, 2007
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Aug 25, 2007

Rahul Dravid was named Man of the Match for his 63-ball 92, England v India, 2nd ODI, Bristol, August 24, 2007

Rahul Dravid was named Man of the Match for his 63-ball 92

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Aug 24, 2007

Andrew Flintoff felt pain in his knee after crashing into an advertising board during India's innings, England v India, 2nd ODI, Bristol, August 25, 2007

Andrew Flintoff felt pain in his knee during India's innings

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