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

NatWest Series [India in England] - 2nd ODI

England v India

India won by 9 runs

0.5

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.

India 6/0   SR Tendulkar 4* (2b 1x4)   SCJ Broad 0.5-0-6-0

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.

India 10/0   SC Ganguly 5* (5b 1x4)   JM Anderson 0.2-0-4-0

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.

India 15/0   SR Tendulkar 9* (9b 2x4)   JM Anderson 1.3-0-8-0

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.

India 19/0   SR Tendulkar 13* (10b 3x4)   JM Anderson 1.4-0-12-0

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.

India 34/0   SC Ganguly 13* (27b 2x4)   SCJ Broad 4.2-0-16-0

9.1

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

India 38/0   SR Tendulkar 20* (25b 4x4)   JM Anderson 4.1-1-21-0

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.

India 43/0   SR Tendulkar 25* (34b 5x4)   SCJ Broad 5.4-0-20-0

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   SR Tendulkar 29* (36b 6x4)   SCJ Broad 6-0-24-0

12.2

Tremlett to Tendulkar, FOUR, 50 arrives with a stunning strike. Tendulkar backs away to the leg side, as he charges down the track, and drives a length delivery inside-out over cover

India 53/0   SR Tendulkar 34* (39b 7x4)   CT Tremlett 0.2-0-4-0

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.

India 64/0   SC Ganguly 20* (39b 3x4)   CT Tremlett 1.3-0-9-0

14.6

Tremlett to Tendulkar, FOUR, That shuffle across to the off side and he places a short-of-length delivery on the stumps past the short fine-leg fielder in the circle.

India 69/0   SR Tendulkar 41* (52b 8x4)   CT Tremlett 2-0-14-0

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

India 79/0   SR Tendulkar 47* (55b 9x4)   A Flintoff 2.5-0-17-0

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   SR Tendulkar 51* (56b 10x4)   A Flintoff 3-0-21-0

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.

India 96/0   SC Ganguly 33* (48b 4x4 1x6)   CT Tremlett 2.5-0-26-0

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)   CT Tremlett 3-0-30-0

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.

India 112/0   SR Tendulkar 57* (67b 11x4)   A Flintoff 4.1-0-27-0

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.

India 118/1   SR Tendulkar 62* (72b 12x4)   JM Anderson 6.2-1-28-0

21.2

Mascarenhas to Tendulkar, FOUR, Tendulkar continues to innovate. Another pre-determined shot. He paddles a length delivery outside off to fine-leg region.

India 123/1   SR Tendulkar 67* (76b 13x4)   AD Mascarenhas 0.2-0-4-0

21.3

Mascarenhas to Tendulkar, FOUR, fuller, on the middle but another paddle shot. Tendulkar plants his left leg across and laps it around the corner.

India 127/1   SR Tendulkar 71* (77b 14x4)   AD Mascarenhas 0.3-0-8-0

23.2

Mascarenhas to Tendulkar, FOUR, takes a step or two down the track, backing to the leg side and drives inside-out over extra cover. He is toying with the bowling here.

India 136/1   SR Tendulkar 78* (86b 15x4)   AD Mascarenhas 1.2-0-14-0

27.2

Mascarenhas to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, on a length, on the middle and leg, Yuvraj leans forward and punches it on the up past the diving midwicket fielder (Bell). Pure timing.

India 159/1   Yuvraj Singh 10* (19b 1x4)   AD Mascarenhas 3.2-0-23-0

27.4

Mascarenhas to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, short of length, on the middle and leg, clubbed over midwicket. The boundaries are short here and he gets a boundary.

India 163/1   Yuvraj Singh 14* (21b 2x4)   AD Mascarenhas 3.4-0-27-0

27.5

Mascarenhas to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, pings the extra cover boundary this time. Full in length and on the off stump line, Yuvraj drives crisply through extra cover

India 167/1   Yuvraj Singh 18* (22b 3x4)   AD Mascarenhas 3.5-0-31-0

28.6

Collingwood to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, short of length and Yuvraj pulls it imperiously to the long leg boundary. The runs keep flowing.

India 172/1   Yuvraj Singh 22* (24b 4x4)   PD Collingwood 2-0-11-0

32.6

Collingwood to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, overpitched outside off and Yuvraj creams it through extra cover.

India 190/2   Yuvraj Singh 32* (32b 5x4)   PD Collingwood 4-0-24-0

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

India 196/2   R Dravid 8* (7b 1x4)   RS Bopara 0.4-0-6-0

38.2

Tremlett to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, Yuvraj breaks free with a fierce pull. Short of length and pulled over midwicekt

India 219/2   Yuvraj Singh 45* (47b 6x4)   CT Tremlett 6.2-0-51-0

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.

India 229/2   R Dravid 24* (27b 2x4)   RS Bopara 3.2-0-20-0

39.3

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

India 233/2   R Dravid 28* (28b 3x4)   RS Bopara 3.3-0-24-0

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

India 240/2   R Dravid 33* (30b 4x4)   SCJ Broad 6.1-0-28-0

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.

India 253/3   MS Dhoni 7* (6b 1x4)   SCJ Broad 7.4-0-37-1

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

India 260/3   R Dravid 44* (40b 5x4)   CT Tremlett 8.1-0-65-0

43.6

Tremlett to Dhoni, FOUR, full-toss, on the off stump line and Dhoni flat-bats it straight down the ground.

India 268/3   MS Dhoni 13* (11b 2x4)   CT Tremlett 9-0-73-0

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.

India 272/3   R Dravid 50* (43b 6x4)   SCJ Broad 8.1-0-44-1

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.

India 276/3   R Dravid 54* (44b 7x4)   SCJ Broad 8.2-0-48-1

44.4

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

India 281/3   MS Dhoni 17* (12b 3x4)   SCJ Broad 8.4-0-53-1

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

India 287/3   R Dravid 59* (46b 8x4)   A Flintoff 7.2-0-38-2

46.4

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

India 301/3   R Dravid 69* (52b 9x4)   JM Anderson 8.4-1-41-0

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

India 308/4   R Dravid 75* (55b 10x4)   A Flintoff 8.3-0-49-2

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.

India 324/5   R Dravid 89* (60b 11x4 1x6)   JM Anderson 9.5-1-56-1
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England won by 7 wickets (with 82 balls remaining)
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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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