India tour of Ireland, England and Scotland, 2007 / Wicket commentary

NatWest Series [India in England] - 2nd ODI

England v India

India won by 9 runs

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

India 113/1   SR Tendulkar 58* (68b 11x4)   A Flintoff 4.3-0-28-1

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

India 180/2   Yuvraj Singh 25* (28b 4x4)   A Flintoff 6.3-0-32-2

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

India 243/3   R Dravid 36* (33b 4x4)   SCJ Broad 6.5-0-31-1

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   R Dravid 70* (53b 9x4)   JM Anderson 9-1-42-1

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

India 310/5   R Dravid 76* (56b 10x4)   A Flintoff 8.5-0-51-3

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

India 324/6   R Dravid 89* (61b 11x4 1x6)   A Flintoff 9.1-0-51-4

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

India 326/7   R Dravid 90* (62b 11x4 1x6)   A Flintoff 9.4-0-53-5
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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