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.

0.4

Broad to Tendulkar, no run, full-pitched, around the off stump, Tendulkar leans forward, opens the bat-face and steers to point

0.5

Broad to Tendulkar, FOUR, First four of the day. Full and on the middle, Tendulkar wrists it away past square-leg. It looks a pretty easy-paced wicket.

0.6

Broad to Tendulkar, no run, Broad gets his revenge with a delivery that teases the outside edge. Tendulkar was beaten on the forward defence

India 6/0   SCJ Broad 1-0-6-0

2.1

Broad to Tendulkar, no run, Nice line and length. Full, on a length, just around the off stump and it whooshed past the off stump. Tendulkar had it covered, though and shouldered arms. Now Tendulkar has some problem with the sightscreen. It is quite a short sightscreen. Just as well that Sunil Gavaskar is not playing. He would have ran all the way to the boundary.

2.2

Broad to Tendulkar, no run, Similar length, a tad wider but Tendulkar is uninterested and lets it fly past him.

2.3

Broad to Tendulkar, 1 run, Fuller, drifting on to the middle and leg, Tendulkar flicks it away to long leg.

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   SCJ Broad 2-0-7-0

4.1

Broad to Tendulkar, no run, on a length, just outside off, pushed to the off side

4.2

Broad to Tendulkar, no run, The first bouncer of the day. It was outside off and Tendulkar swayed away from it.

4.3

Broad to Tendulkar, no run, 137.1 kph, short-of-length delivery that reared up suddenly, chest-high, and Tendulkar is surprised at the extra bounce. He gets the bottom-hand off the handle even as he hops up and fends it away a touch ungainly.

4.4

Broad to Tendulkar, 1 run, on the middle and leg, worked behind square-leg for a single

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

4.6

Broad to Tendulkar, no run, 138 kph, full and just outside off, Tendulkar lets it go past him. It was a pretty god over from Broad. He extracted bounce and had Tendulkar in a bit of a bother.

India 22/0   SCJ Broad 3-0-9-0

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

6.6

Broad to Tendulkar, no run, on the off stump line, Tendulkar goes back, gets behind the line and works it to square leg

India 25/0   SCJ Broad 4-0-11-0

8.1

Broad to Tendulkar, 1 run, full-pitched, on the off and middle, slants in towards middle, Tendulkar works it to right of mid on for a single

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   SCJ Broad 5-0-16-0

10.1

Broad to Tendulkar, no run, lands short of length outside off and moves in towards middle and off, Tendulkar tries to whip it through the on side and gets a leading edge to mid off.

10.2

Broad to Tendulkar, no run, on a length, just outside off, Tendulkar leans forward to push it to the off side.

10.3

Broad to Tendulkar, no run, short of length, outside off stump and Tendulkar goes back and across to force it through the off side ring but can't beat backward point.

10.4

Broad to Tendulkar, FOUR, Fab shot. It was full and outside off stump, Tendulkar goes down on his back knee to drill it through cover point. The shot of the morning. See it in the Youtube.

10.5

Broad to Tendulkar, no run, Hello?! Tendulkar shuffles right across the stumps, tries to work a short-of-length delivery to the on side and gets a leading edge to the off side. You will see this on Youtube only if some guy who doesn't like Tendulkar uploads it.

10.6

Broad to Tendulkar, FOUR, Wham! He charges down the track and slaps a short-of-length delivery on the off and middle through midwicket.

India 47/0   SCJ Broad 6-0-24-0

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

40.5

Broad to Yuvraj Singh, OUT, Yuvraj falls one short of fifty. Full and outside off, Yuvraj slices it uppishly towards point and Collingwood dives to his left to pluck the catch inches off the ground..

Yuvraj Singh c Collingwood b Broad 49 (94m 53b 6x4 0x6) SR: 92.45

40.6

Broad to Dhoni, no run, bangs it in short, just outside off and Dhoni lets it fly past him

India 243/3   SCJ Broad 7-0-31-1

42.1

Broad to Dhoni, no run, lands on a length, around the off stump, punched to extra cover

42.2

Broad to Dhoni, 1 run, short of length, on the off stump, tapped towards right of point for a single

42.3

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

42.4

Broad to Dhoni, FOUR, Dhoni gets in to the act. As expected it was a short-of-length delivery outside off and Dhoni hopped up and cut it up and over backward point. Very well played.

42.5

Broad to Dhoni, no run, fires in a yorker, stabbed to the on side

42.6

Broad to Dhoni, (no ball) 1 run, length delivery on the off stump line, Dhoni drives on the up to long on

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   SCJ Broad 8-0-40-1

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

44.4

Broad to Dhoni, FOUR, fine-leg is in and Broad serves one full and on the legs, glanced away past that man

44.5

Broad to Dhoni, no run, full and outside off, Dhoni shapes to square drive but lets it go through to Prior.

44.6

Broad to Dhoni, 1 run, full toss, on the off stump line, swatted away to long on

India 282/3   SCJ Broad 9-0-54-1
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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Photos

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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