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

NatWest Series [India in England] - 2nd ODI

England v India

India won by 9 runs

31.4

Flintoff to Dravid, no run, leans forward to drive a length delivery to mid on

31.5

Flintoff to Dravid, no run, short of length, on the middle, worked to midwicket

31.6

Flintoff to Dravid, 1 run, gets off the mark with a glance to deep square leg

India 181/2   R Dravid 1* (3b)

32.1

Collingwood to Dravid, 1 run, fullish, on the off stump line, Dravid is a touch early into his drive and the ball goes uppishly to mid off

32.4

Collingwood to Dravid, 1 run, short of length, on the off and middle, dabbed to third man.

India 186/2   R Dravid 3* (5b)

33.1

Bopara to Dravid, 1 run, on the middle and leg, flicked past square leg for a single

33.4

Bopara to Dravid, FOUR, slightly short of length, homing in on the off stump, Dravid stays adjacent to the line and cuts it late through vacant slip region

33.5

Bopara to Dravid, 1 run

India 197/2   R Dravid 9* (8b 1x4)

34.4

Tremlett to Dravid, 1 run, 200 up with a glance to backward square leg

India 200/2   R Dravid 10* (9b 1x4)

35.1

Bopara to Dravid, 1 run, fullish, on the middle and leg, flicked past square leg

35.3

Bopara to Dravid, no run, full and on the middle and leg, pushed to mid on

35.4

Bopara to Dravid, no run, lands on a length, around the off stump, pushed to backward point

35.5

Bopara to Dravid, no run

35.6

Bopara to Dravid, 1 run, short of length, just outside off, slashed away to third man

India 205/2   R Dravid 12* (14b 1x4)

36.1

Tremlett to Dravid, 1 run, kicks up from short of length, Dravid hops to get on top of the bounce and defends to the on side

36.3

Tremlett to Dravid, no run, fuller, on the off stump line, Dravid drives straight to mid off

36.4

Tremlett to Dravid, 1 no ball, bangs it in short, on the leg stump line, Dravid swivels to pull but doesn't quite connect well.

36.4

Tremlett to Dravid, no run, fuller, outside off, steered to backward point

36.5

Tremlett to Dravid, 2 runs, fullish, on the off and middle, Dravid leans forward to flick it past midwicket

36.6

Tremlett to Dravid, no run, lands on a length, just outside off, Dravid goes back, taps it gently on the off side, looks for a run but Yuvraj sends him back.

India 210/2   R Dravid 15* (20b 1x4)

37.2

Bopara to Dravid, 2 runs, attempted yorker, full-pitched outside off stump, driven to left of long off

37.3

Bopara to Dravid, no run, full and on the off stump line, steered straight to backward point

37.4

Bopara to Dravid, 1 run, full-pitched on the off stump, driven to long off for a single

India 214/2   R Dravid 18* (23b 1x4)

38.5

Tremlett to Dravid, 1 wide, sliding down the leg side, Dravid can't connect with his pull shot

38.5

Tremlett to Dravid, 1 run, he comes down the track, tries to heave it over the bowler's head but mistimes the lofted shot to midwicket

38.6

Tremlett to Dravid, 1 run, short of length, cut away to deep point

India 225/2   R Dravid 20* (25b 1x4)

39.1

Bopara to Dravid, no run, overpitched on the middle stump, driven to mid on

39.2

Bopara to Dravid, FOUR, drifts down the leg side - the fine-leg is up in the circle and Dravid glances it past that man.

39.3

Bopara to Dravid, FOUR, full and outside off, Dravid leans across to slice it past backward point for another boundary.

39.4

Bopara to Dravid, 1 run, attempts a yorker, ends up just short of the blockhole and Dravid drives to right of long on

India 234/2   R Dravid 29* (29b 3x4)

40.1

Broad to Dravid, FOUR, gift-wraps a boundary. Fullish and on the legs - the boundaries are pretty small here and Dravid has no problem in flicking it away

40.2

Broad to Dravid, 2 runs, Owais Shah, the substitute fielder, makes a super stop at deep backward point. It was slightly short in length, just outside off and Dravid cuts past backward point. Shah ran across from wide third man and threw in neat dive to make the stop

40.3

Broad to Dravid, no run

40.4

Broad to Dravid, 1 run, full and outside off stump, Dravid tries to reach it in an attempt to have a slash, gets an inside-edge to the on side

India 243/2   R Dravid 36* (33b 4x4)

41.1

Tremlett to Dravid, 1 run, bouncer on the middle line, Dravid shapes to pull and edges it behind square-leg for a single.

41.3

Tremlett to Dravid, no run, full in length, outside off, driven to cover

41.4

Tremlett to Dravid, no run, full in length, in the corridor outside off and Dravid is beaten, trying a cute dab to third man

41.5

Tremlett to Dravid, 1 run, climbs from short of length, outside off, cut to third man for a single

India 246/3   R Dravid 38* (37b 4x4)

42.3

Broad to Dravid, 1 run, full and wide outside off, Dravid chases it, slashing it to deep point

42.6

Broad to Dravid, 1 run, full and on the off stump, Dravid leans forward to get it to right of long on

India 256/3   R Dravid 40* (39b 4x4)

43.1

Tremlett to Dravid, FOUR, full in length, outside off, Dravid goes for a slog-drive, makes contact with the inner-half of the bat but still gets it to the boundary at widish long on region. Flintoff tries to stop it with a sliding dive in to the advertising hoardings. Not a smart move, considering he has just come back from a injury

43.2

Tremlett to Dravid, 1 wide, full in length, outside off. Wide called. A harsh call.

43.2

Tremlett to Dravid, 1 run

43.4

Tremlett to Dravid, 1 run, full in length, just outside off, driven to long on

India 264/3   R Dravid 46* (42b 5x4)

44.1

Broad to Dravid, FOUR, beautifully picked up. It was overpitched on the middle and leg, Dravid leant forward and whipped it over midwicket. Dravid reaches his fifty.

44.2

Broad to Dravid, FOUR, tries to correct his line but sends this one full and well outside off, Dravid leans across on a bent knee to square drive to boundary.

44.3

Broad to Dravid, 1 run, full and on the middle and leg, whipped to deep midwicket

India 277/3   R Dravid 55* (45b 7x4)

45.2

Flintoff to Dravid, FOUR, full and on the legs, Dravid whips it to left of deep square leg where Tremlett dives but can't stop the ball. The outfield is pretty quick. That one just raced away

45.3

Flintoff to Dravid, 2 runs, attempted yorker, on the off stump line, driven to left of long off

45.4

Flintoff to Dravid, 1 run, slower one, on the middle and off, Dravid taps it gently on the off side and picks up a single

45.6

Flintoff to Dravid, 1 run, fullish, on the off and middle, driven to extra cover

India 292/3   R Dravid 63* (49b 8x4)

46.1

Anderson to Dravid, 1 run, yorker, just outside off, stabbed away to cover for a single. 50 of the partnership comes up in 33 balls.

46.3

Anderson to Dravid, 1 run, full pitched on the off stump line, pushed to cover

46.4

Anderson to Dravid, FOUR, another full toss, waist-high, and Dravid spanks it over midwicket. Another gift-wrapped boundary.

46.5

Anderson to Dravid, 1 run, backs away to the on side and slices a full-pitched delivery in the air towards deep point. Broad rushes in and dives in front and the ball just lands short of him. Brave decision to go for the catch

India 302/3   R Dravid 70* (53b 9x4)

47.1

Flintoff to Dravid, 1 run, yorker on the middle stump line, dabbed to square leg

47.3

Flintoff to Dravid, FOUR, backed to the leg side, Flintoff hurled in a full toss on the middle stump line and Dravid slashed it past point

47.4

Flintoff to Dravid, 1 run, shuffles right across the sticks and flicks a full-pitched delivery outside off to midwicket

India 309/4   R Dravid 76* (56b 10x4)

48.1

Anderson to Dravid, SIX, full-pitched, outside off and Dravid gave himself room by backing away to the legside and carved it over point. The boundaries are quite short here and would you believe it, this one has screamed over the boundary.

48.2

Anderson to Dravid, 2 runs, full toss on the legs, pulled to deep midwicket

48.3

Anderson to Dravid, 1 run, another full toss, just above waist-high, swatted away to deep midwicket. It was dipping. Dravid looks at the square-leg umpire, looking for a no-ball call but ..

48.5

Anderson to Dravid, FOUR, low full toss on the off stump, Dravid backed away to the leg side and cut it late to third man boundary.

48.6

Anderson to Dravid, no run, full and outside off, Dravid has a flash and a miss

India 324/5   R Dravid 89* (61b 11x4 1x6)

49.3

Flintoff to Dravid, 1 run, full and in the blockhole, dug out towards long off for a single. Good tight over this. Just two runs so far.

49.6

Flintoff to Dravid, 2 runs, low full toss, at the base of middle stump, driven to right of long on.

India 329/7   R Dravid 92* (63b 11x4 1x6)
Series Results
England v India at Lord's - Sep 8, 2007
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
England won by 42 runs
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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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