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

NatWest Series [India in England] - 2nd ODI

England v India

India won by 9 runs

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

11.4

Flintoff to Tendulkar, 1 run, full and on the middle, sliding down, wristed away to long leg for a single

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   A Flintoff 1-0-2-0

13.1

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

13.2

Flintoff to Tendulkar, 1 no ball, beaten Full and outside off stump, Tendulkar is caught at the crease and has a lazy waft at it. Again, it was although he expected this one to be short. Hmm...

13.2

Flintoff to Tendulkar, 1 no ball, gets behind the length delivery this time and pushes to the off side. Another no-ball, though.

13.2

Flintoff to Tendulkar, no run, Charges down the track, backs to the legside and mistimes a delivery on the middle to extra cover

13.3

Flintoff to Tendulkar, 1 run, another pre-determined shuffle across the stumps, Flintoff hurls in a bouncer and Tendulkar pulls to fine leg.

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

13.5

Flintoff to Tendulkar, no run, on the off stump line, Tendulkar leans forward to steer it to point

13.6

Flintoff to Tendulkar, 1 run, again that pre-determined shuffle right across the sticks, Flintoff sends in a fullish delivery hoping to trap him lbw, but Tendulkar manages to put bat to ball and pushes it to right of mid on for a single

India 59/0   A Flintoff 2-0-8-0

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

15.2

Flintoff to Tendulkar, 1 run, short of length, outside off stump, dabbed away 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 Tendulkar, (no ball) 1 run, And that pre-determined shuffle right across and almost gets trapped in front. He just about manages to get his bat in time and flicks it away to long leg.

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.

15.5

Flintoff to Tendulkar, FOUR, Full and on the off stump line, Tendulkar leans forward, opens the bat-face, lets the ball come to him before he runs it through the vacant slip region

15.6

Flintoff to Tendulkar, FOUR, fifty up for Tendulkar in quite a uncharacteristic fashion. It was full and on the off stump, not the length to back to the leg side but that's what Tendulkar does. He shuffles to the leg side and slices it through point. He has been constantly innovating today, manufacturing strokes in a pre-determined fashion.

India 83/0   A Flintoff 3-0-21-0

17.1

Flintoff to Tendulkar, 1 run, Tendulkar shapes to shuffle again, stops and steers a fullish delivery on the off stump to third man.

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

17.4

Flintoff to Tendulkar, 4 leg byes, hits the deck short of length, at the body, Tendulkar jabs at it and the ball flies off the gloves, down to the fine-leg region

17.5

Flintoff to Tendulkar, no run, charges down the track, Flintoff sends the ball wider outside off and Tendulkar drives straight to widish mid off

17.6

Flintoff to Tendulkar, no run, full, on the off stump line, pushed to extra cover. Two overs to go for Powerplay 3 to end.

India 106/0   A Flintoff 4-0-23-0

19.1

Flintoff to Tendulkar, FOUR, Overpitched on the off stump line, Tendulkar stays adjacent to the line, no movement towards the line and drills it inside-out through cover.

19.2

Flintoff to Tendulkar, 1 run, Dropped by Tremlett at mid off. Tendulkar drives uppishly to mid off where Tremlett, 6''7', jumps, gets his palm to the ball but can't hold on.

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

19.4

Flintoff to Tendulkar, no run, bouncer on the off stump line, Tendulkar sways away from the line

19.5

Flintoff to Tendulkar, no run, fuller, on a length, outside off stump and Tendulkar shoulders arms

19.6

Flintoff to Tendulkar, no run, leans forward to defend a length delivery back down the track

India 113/1   A Flintoff 5-0-28-1

29.1

Flintoff to Tendulkar, no run, on the off stump line, pushed to cover.

29.2

Flintoff to Tendulkar, no run, good tight line. It landed on a good length, around the off stump and Tendulkar just manages to defend to cover

29.3

Flintoff to Tendulkar, 1 run, fuller, on the off stump line and driven to long off

29.4

Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, on the middle and off, Yuvraj shuffles across to glance it down to fine-leg region.

29.5

Flintoff to Tendulkar, no run, leans forward to dab a length delivery close on the off side, wants a single, but retreats after seeing Flintoff rush across. Wise decision.

29.6

Flintoff to Tendulkar, 1 run, full and on the middle and leg, Tendulkar retains the strike with a flick past square leg

India 175/1   A Flintoff 6-0-31-1

31.1

Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short of length, on the off stump line, defended to the on side

31.2

Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, short of length, on the hips, tucked to fine leg for a single.

31.3

Flintoff to Tendulkar, OUT, Would you believe it? Tendulkar has gone for 99. Done in by a screamer of a bouncer. It kicked up from short of length and reared shoulder high. Tendulkar tried to fend it away, got his hands in front of his face and the ball seemed to have gone off his arm guard -- though no conclusive evidence was available from television replays --- down the leg side for Prior to take it. They let out a huge appeal and the fatal finger goes up. Tendulkar looks bemused. A wry grin, a shake of head and he walks back. Did it brush the gloves? The replays don't confirm or deny that.

SR Tendulkar c †Prior b Flintoff 99 (158m 112b 15x4 1x6) SR: 88.39

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   A Flintoff 7-0-33-2

45.1

Flintoff to Dhoni, 1 run, full, right up there, at the bast of middle stump, stabbed away to the on side

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

45.5

Flintoff to Dhoni, 1 run, at the blockhole, on the off and middle line, dug out to cover

45.6

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

India 292/3   A Flintoff 8-0-43-2

47.1

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

47.2

Flintoff to Karthik, 1 run, full, straight, on the middle stump line, Karthik shapes to play it to the on side, gets a leading edge, past backward point

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

47.5

Flintoff to Karthik, 1 wide, Karthik shuffles to the off side and tries to pull a short of length delivery on the leg side but doesn't connect. Wide called.

47.5

Flintoff to Karthik, OUT, yorker gets Karthik. It was full, on the leg stump line and hit him low on the left leg. The hawk eye suggests it would have clipped the leg stump

KD Karthik lbw b Flintoff 1 (5m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

47.6

Flintoff to Agarkar, no run

India 310/5   A Flintoff 9-0-51-3

49.1

Flintoff to Agarkar, OUT, Full and just outside off, Agarkar moves to the leg side, goes for a big drive through the off side and gets a thickish edge to Prior

AB Agarkar c †Prior b Flintoff 1 (2m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

49.2

Flintoff to Powar, 1 run, full and on the legs, flicked away to fine leg for a single. Dravid comes back to strike

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.

49.4

Flintoff to Powar, OUT, Flintoff gets a five-for. Quite similar to the Agarkar dismissal. Full, straight, just outside off, Powar tries to slog-drive it over cover but ends up edging it to Prior

RR Powar c †Prior b Flintoff 1 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

49.5

Flintoff to Chawla, 1 run, full-toss on the off stump line, dabbed to point for a single

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   A Flintoff 10-0-56-5
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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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