ICC Champions Trophy, 2006/07 / Wicket commentary

ICC Champions Trophy - 7th match, Group A

India v England

India won by 4 wickets (with 123 balls remaining)

3.2

Patel to Bell, OUT, Munaf strikes! that hit Bell above the knee roll after cutting back into him from just outside off stump, the Indians went up in spontaneous appeal but Harper took his time before giving it out, it was perhaps a touch too high

IR Bell lbw b Patel 4 (14m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 57.14

England 10/1   AJ Strauss 6* (13b 1x4)   MM Patel 1.2-0-3-1

4.5

Pathan to Flintoff, OUT, Pathan gets his first wicket! The ball pitched on middle and straightened, Flintoff tried to get across and play it on the leg side, he missed, the ball hit him on the knee roll and that's pretty plumb

A Flintoff lbw b Pathan 0 (6m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

England 11/2   AJ Strauss 7* (15b 1x4)   IK Pathan 2.5-1-8-1

7.3

Patel to Yardy, OUT, the third batsman also falls to an lbw. That pitched on middle, held it's line, Yardy poked forward and played down the wrong line, the ball hit him just below the knee roll in front of middle and off, umpire Harper had little hesitation this time in giving it out

MH Yardy lbw b Patel 4 (11m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 44.44

England 17/3   AJ Strauss 7* (22b 1x4)   MM Patel 3.3-2-5-2

12.1

Pathan to Strauss, OUT, and Strauss goes too, short of a length on off stump, Strauss pushes hard at it on the front foot, trying to play through the line, the ball moves a touch away from the left hander, gets a thick outside edge and straight to Dravid at second slip

AJ Strauss c Dravid b Pathan 10 (54m 32b 1x4 0x6) SR: 31.25

England 27/4   KP Pietersen 6* (18b)   IK Pathan 6.1-2-12-2

18.5

Patel to Pietersen, OUT, that's a huge wicket for India! No footwork at all from Pietersen, just stands in his crease and pushes away from his body at one that was short of a length and just outside off stump, it takes the edge and first slip accepts the easiest of chances

KP Pietersen c Tendulkar b Patel 27 (53m 39b 4x4 0x6) SR: 69.23

England 55/5   PD Collingwood 6* (19b)   MM Patel 6.5-2-13-3

30.2

Powar to Collingwood, OUT, Powar gets the nod from Simon Taufel this time. Collingwood comes forward - walks forward rather - and Powar again holds back the length and Collingwood tries to work it to the on side and must have got an inside edge on to pads before it popped up for Dhoni to hold a dolly.

PD Collingwood c †Dhoni b Powar 38 (74m 54b 5x4 0x6) SR: 70.37

England 104/6   JWM Dalrymple 17* (34b)   RR Powar 4.2-1-12-1

31.5

Harbhajan Singh to Read, OUT, Chris Read tries to counterattack his way out of trouble and instead England now slip into deeper crisis. He went down the track and lofted a flighted delivery but got under it a bit too much and it sailed straight to Pathan at long-on

CMW Read c Pathan b Harbhajan Singh 2 (5m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 28.57

England 107/7   JWM Dalrymple 18* (36b)   Harbhajan Singh 5.5-0-20-1

34.3

Powar to Mahmood, OUT, Harbhajan takes a damn good catch to end Mahmood's resistance. Powar tossed it up, Mahmood couldn't resist and flung his bat. It sailed high towards long-on, Harbhajan ran ahead, then judged that the ball is behind him, turned behind, took a few steps to his left and stretched out his hand. The ball landed in his palms. He had almost got perilously close to the ropes.

SI Mahmood c Harbhajan Singh b Powar 8 (13m 13b 1x4 0x6) SR: 61.53

England 119/8   JWM Dalrymple 22* (39b)   RR Powar 6.3-1-22-2

36.3

Powar to Dalrymple, OUT, tossed up outside off, Dalrymple comes down the track and drives but the ball doesn't turn in all that much and he ends up going inside the line. The outside edge is smartly held by Dravid at slip.

JWM Dalrymple c Dravid b Powar 24 (69m 46b 0x4 0x6) SR: 52.17

England 124/9   SJ Harmison 2* (6b)   RR Powar 7.3-1-23-3

36.6

Powar to Harmison, OUT, Powar makes the stop on his follow-through and under-arms it to disturb the bails. Anderson, at the non-striker's end, is caught just outside the crease.

JM Anderson run out 1 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

England 125/10   SJ Harmison 2* (8b)   RR Powar 8-1-24-3
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Oct 15, 2006

Andrew Flintoff reflects on a dismal English performance, India v England, Champions Trophy, Jaipur, October 15, 2006

Andrew Flintoff reflects on a dismal English performance

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Oct 15, 2006

The post-match fireworks made an early appearance during India's innings, India v England, 1st match, Champions Trophy, Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur, October 15, 2006

The post-match fireworks made an early appearance during India's innings

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