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

NatWest Series [India in England] - 2nd ODI

England v India

India won by 9 runs

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   JM Anderson 1-0-4-0

3.1

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, beaten. Anderson gets one swinging away outside off stump and Tendulkar lunges at it, a touch late in getting forward, and the ball teases the outside edge.

3.2

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, And again. Lovely stuff from Anderson. Again on a good length, outside off and curving away, Tendulkar leans forward, shapes to chase it before withdrawing the bat at the last minute.

3.3

Anderson to Tendulkar, FOUR, Ah! the perfect response. Fuller and on the off and middle line, Tendulkar leans forward to wrist it away past square leg.

3.4

Anderson to Tendulkar, FOUR, Another one. Not so full this time, but drifting on to the middle and leg line, Tendulkar lets the ball arrive before flicking it away past square leg.

3.5

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, beaten. Lovely comeback from Anderson. This one lands on a length, just outside off stump and holds its line. Tendulkar pushes inside the line and is beaten by the straightening of the delivery.

3.6

Anderson to Tendulkar, 1 run, on the middle and leg, worked away to long leg for a single. That was some over. Tendulkar was beaten thrice and in between, he put away two loose deliveries.

India 20/0   JM Anderson 2-0-13-0

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

5.2

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, in the corridor outside off stump, Tendulkar leans forward and shoulders arms. That's the line that has troubled Tendulkar today.

5.3

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, fuller but a tad wider to interest Tendulkar. He needs to get that line closer to the off stump

5.4

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, Again a touch wide and Tendulkar leaves that one alone. It is still a good line, wonder how long Tendulkar can resist the urge to drive

5.5

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, And again. Tendulkar's response is the same - lets the ball to go through to Prior

5.6

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, closer to the off stump and Tendulkar lunges forward to defend. Another tight over comes to an end.

India 23/0   JM Anderson 3-1-13-0

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   JM Anderson 4-1-17-0

9.1

Anderson to Tendulkar, FOUR, Overpitched on the leg and middle, Tendulkar whips it away in front of midwicket.

9.2

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, beaten. On a length, outside off stump and it held its line. Tendulkar lunged forward, a touch late in getting forward, and is beaten and ends up pushing inside the line.

9.3

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run

9.4

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, length delivery outside off, guided to backward point

9.5

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, overpitched delivery outside off and Tendulkar drives but the bat-face shuts and the ball rolls straight to mid off. Tendulkar has not scored a run on the off side so far.

9.6

Anderson to Tendulkar, 1 run, Ah! he has to make me look a fool, doesn't he? He leans forward to a length delivery and pushes to mid off for a single. Yes, Sachin, I will shut up!

India 39/0   JM Anderson 5-1-22-0

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

18.3

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, another yorker, on the off stump line, jabbed away to extra cover

18.4

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, Full-pitched, on the off stump line, Tendulkar drives powerfully but straight to mid off

18.5

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, bouncer, on the off stump line and Tendulkar sways away from it.

18.6

Anderson to Tendulkar, 1 leg bye, follows it with a yorker, Tendulkar shapes to flick and it runs off the pad to fine leg

India 108/0   JM Anderson 6-1-23-0

20.1

Anderson to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, fullish, on the legs, Yuvraj flicks powerfully to the right of deep square leg where Cook makes a tumbling stop

20.2

Anderson to Tendulkar, FOUR, Full and on the legs again, Tendulkar wrists it uppishly but finds the gap perfectly. There was a long-leg and a deep square-leg and Tendulkar bisects the two perfectly.

20.3

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, almost edged to Prior. It landed on a length, around the off stump and held its line, Tendulkar was a touch late in moving forward and gets a edge with his forward poke. The ball fell just short of a diving Prior.

20.4

Anderson to Tendulkar, 1 run, pushed to right of point and they rush across for a quick single

20.5

Anderson to Yuvraj Singh, no run, on the off and middle, pushed to cover point

20.6

Anderson to Yuvraj Singh, no run, full and slanted across Yuvraj who lets that one go through to Prior

India 119/1   JM Anderson 7-1-29-0

22.1

Anderson to Tendulkar, 1 run, leans forward, opens the bat-face, guides a full-length delivery to third man

22.2

Anderson to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, at the hips, tucked behind square-leg for a single

22.3

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, bangs this one short, on the off stump line and Tendulkar sways away.

22.4

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, fuller and Tendulkar moves quickly forward to drive but it rolls off straight to cover.

22.5

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, just outside off stump, Tendulkar waits for the ball to arrive, opens the bat-face and shapes to run it down to third man but can only get it to backward point

22.6

Anderson to Tendulkar, 1 run, Tendulkar drives straight to him and will retain the strike. Ah! how many time have we seen this. Last ball and a single from the little master.

India 132/1   JM Anderson 8-1-32-0

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.

46.2

Anderson to Dhoni, 1 run, another yorker on the off stump line and Dhoni goes for his unique bottom-handed twirl over mid on and edges it to the on side

46.3

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

46.4

Anderson to Dhoni, 2 wides, full toss outside leg, Dhoni tries to swat it away but can't reach and Prior dives to make a half-stop

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

46.6

Anderson to Dhoni, OUT, a slow bouncer does the trick. It was banged in short and it climbed up ever so slowly, Dhoni swivelled, was made to wait before he pulled it uppishly to the right of short-fine leg where Tremlett pulled off a sharp catch

MS Dhoni c Tremlett b Anderson 21 (31m 18b 3x4 0x6) SR: 116.66

India 302/4   JM Anderson 9-1-42-1

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 ..

48.4

Anderson to Agarkar, 1 run

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   JM Anderson 10-1-56-1
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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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