England tour of India, 3rd Test: India v England at Mumbai, Mar 18-22, 2006
England won by 212 runs
18,19,20,21,22 March 2006 (5-day match)
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AJ Strauss c †Dhoni b Harbhajan Singh 128 329 240 17 1 53.33
75.3 gone! slightly short and turning away, Strauss looking to drive off the back-foot is beaten by the extra bounce, faint edge and Dhoni takes it on the second attempt, change of angle works for Harbhajan - England two down. 230/2
View dismissal IR Bell c Harbhajan Singh b Sreesanth 18 101 69 2 0 26.08
20.4 finally the breakthrough! good length delivery, bit wide outside the off stump, had four written all over it but Bell ends up slicing it straight to Harbhajan Singh placed behind point 52/1
View dismissal OA Shah c Dravid b Harbhajan Singh 88 228 163 13 1 53.98
127.3 that's a stunner! flat delivery outside the off stump, turning in, Shah drives on the back-foot and the ball flies off the outside edge, Dravid at first slip dives across to his right and takes it at full stretch, England nine down 385/9
View dismissal KP Pietersen c †Dhoni b Sreesanth 39 111 63 5 1 61.90
80.3 got'm! good length delivery outside the off stump, came in a touch with the angle, probably bit of reverse swing, Pietersen goes hard at it away from his body and the edge goes straight to Dhoni behind the stuimps, that's a crucial breakthrough! 242/3
View dismissal PD Collingwood c †Dhoni b Sreesanth 31 152 102 3 0 30.39
108.1 Sreesanth strikes again! slightly short, right in the channel and this one shaped away a touch after drifting in and Collingwood tamely nicks it straight to Dhoni behind the stumps, finally a catch is held and that's a crucial breakthrough for India 326/4
View dismissal A Flintoff* c Tendulkar b Kumble 50 136 85 6 3 58.82
109.2 gone! tossed up on the middle and off stump line, Flintoff hits against the break and the ball sails down to deep midwicket, Tendulkar in the deep covers a lot of ground and takes it cleanly, Kumble gets one to his name - England five down 328/5
View dismissal GO Jones c Kumble b Sreesanth 1 11 7 0 0 14.28
112.1 another one bites the dust and it's that man Sreesanth again! good length delivery outside the off stump, bit of extra bounce and a hint of away movement, Jones drives away from his body and the edge goes straight to Kumble at gully 333/6
View dismissal SD Udal lbw b Patel 9 30 21 2 0 42.85
118.5 good length delivery, this one nipped back in sharply, Udal plays down the wrong line and is trapped plumb in front, Umpire Taufel had a good long look and in the end adjudicated in favour of the bowler, Patel finally gets one to his name! 356/7
View dismissal MJ Hoggard b Patel 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
118.6 make that two! another ripper, perfect line and length, hint of reverse swing and Hoggard is beaten comprehensively, leg stumps goes for a walk and Patel is on a hat-trick here! 356/8
View dismissal JM Anderson c Yuvraj Singh b Harbhajan Singh 15 64 39 0 0 38.46
133.4 doosra does the trick, Anderson defends on the front-foot, inside edge onto the pad and the ball pops up straight to Yuvraj at short leg, England end up with 400 on the board. 400/10
MS Panesar not out 3 26 15 0 0 20.00
Extras (b 5, lb 7, w 3, nb 3) 18
  Total (all out; 133.4 overs; 599 mins) 400 (2.99 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  IK Pathan 17 4 64 0 3.76 79 9 1
View wickets S Sreesanth 22 5 70 4 3.18 101 9 0 (2w)
20.4 to Bell, finally the breakthrough! good length delivery, bit wide outside the off stump, had four written all over it but Bell ends up slicing it straight to Harbhajan Singh placed behind point 52/1
80.3 to Pietersen, got'm! good length delivery outside the off stump, came in a touch with the angle, probably bit of reverse swing, Pietersen goes hard at it away from his body and the edge goes straight to Dhoni behind the stuimps, that's a crucial breakthrough! 242/3
108.1 to Collingwood, Sreesanth strikes again! slightly short, right in the channel and this one shaped away a touch after drifting in and Collingwood tamely nicks it straight to Dhoni behind the stumps, finally a catch is held and that's a crucial breakthrough for India 326/4
112.1 to Jones, another one bites the dust and it's that man Sreesanth again! good length delivery outside the off stump, bit of extra bounce and a hint of away movement, Jones drives away from his body and the edge goes straight to Kumble at gully 333/6
View wickets MM Patel 29 4 81 2 2.79 139 10 1 (1nb, 1w)
118.5 to Udal, good length delivery, this one nipped back in sharply, Udal plays down the wrong line and is trapped plumb in front, Umpire Taufel had a good long look and in the end adjudicated in favour of the bowler, Patel finally gets one to his name! 356/7
118.6 to Hoggard, make that two! another ripper, perfect line and length, hint of reverse swing and Hoggard is beaten comprehensively, leg stumps goes for a walk and Patel is on a hat-trick here! 356/8
View wicket A Kumble 39 7 84 1 2.15 188 9 1
109.2 to Flintoff, gone! tossed up on the middle and off stump line, Flintoff hits against the break and the ball sails down to deep midwicket, Tendulkar in the deep covers a lot of ground and takes it cleanly, Kumble gets one to his name - England five down 328/5
View wickets Harbhajan Singh 26.4 4 89 3 3.33 125 11 3 (2nb)
75.3 to Strauss, gone! slightly short and turning away, Strauss looking to drive off the back-foot is beaten by the extra bounce, faint edge and Dhoni takes it on the second attempt, change of angle works for Harbhajan - England two down. 230/2
127.3 to Shah, that's a stunner! flat delivery outside the off stump, turning in, Shah drives on the back-foot and the ball flies off the outside edge, Dravid at first slip dives across to his right and takes it at full stretch, England nine down 385/9
133.4 to Anderson, doosra does the trick, Anderson defends on the front-foot, inside edge onto the pad and the ball pops up straight to Yuvraj at short leg, England end up with 400 on the board. 400/10
  India 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal W Jaffer c †Jones b Hoggard 11 55 39 2 0 28.20
11.2 Hoggard strikes! and once again it's the short rising delivery that gets him a wicket - this one was angling down the leg side, Jaffer shoulders arms, trying to get out of the way but the ball rises just the extra bit and clips the glove, Jones moves across to his left and and takes it comfortably 24/2
View dismissal V Sehwag c Shah b Hoggard 6 27 15 1 0 40.00
6.1 first strike! short rising delivery, pitched outside the off stump and coming in with the angle, too good a delivery for Sehwag, who fends at it awkwardly, ball clips the shoulder of the bat and goes straight to Shah at first slip, that's big wicket - India in trouble here! 9/1
View dismissal R Dravid* c †Jones b Anderson 52 236 155 6 0 33.54
54.1 and they get through the wall! good length delivery, drifting down the leg side, Dravid flicks eyeing the fine leg fence but the shot is not timed well enough and the ball goes behind after clipping the edge, Jones covers lot of ground and takes it diving full length to his left, amazing catch! 142/5
View dismissal SR Tendulkar c †Jones b Anderson 1 33 21 0 0 4.76
18.1 got'm! straight delivery outside the off stump, bit too wide, Tendulkar drives away from his body, ball clips the toe end of the bat and goes straight Jones behind the stumps, poor shot from the little master and he pays the price! Anderson rewarded for some good bowling. 28/3
View dismissal Yuvraj Singh c †Jones b Flintoff 37 88 55 6 0 67.27
38.6 end of the beginning! short and wide outside the off stump, Yuvraj needlessly follows it and the ends up with a thick edge, it was so far outside the off stump that the ball clipped the toe end of the bat, Jones dives across to his left and takes a good catch, Flintoff strikes early, India four down! 94/4
View dismissal MS Dhoni run out (Anderson) 64 206 118 10 0 54.23
83.4 from Flintoff, what an anti-climax! after three consecutive fours, Dhoni plays one to the midwicket region and takes off for a suicidal run, Anderson had just the one stump to aim and he scores a direct hit at the bowler's end, third umpire is woken up and the RED light flashes! Dhoni is just out of his crease 212/7
View dismissal IK Pathan c Hoggard b Udal 26 81 82 2 0 31.70
76.4 gone! tossed up on the stumps, Pathan comes down the track and hits it straight to Hoggard at mid-on, that's a rank bad shot give the situation, India six down 186/6
View dismissal A Kumble lbw b Panesar 30 125 70 3 0 42.85
101.4 tossed up on the middle and off stump line, straightened a bit, Kumble sweeps but fails to connect and gets hit on the pad right in line with the off stump, loud appeal and the dreadful finger goes up, Panesar with the breakthrough, end of a gutsy innings and a fine partnership 272/9
View dismissal Harbhajan Singh c †Jones b Anderson 2 18 12 0 0 16.66
87.2 gone! short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, no real width there but Harbhajan flashes hard at it and the ball flies off the outside edge, Jones dives across high to his right and takes a stunner, Anderson strikes - India eight down 217/8
S Sreesanth not out 29 79 53 4 0 54.71
View dismissal MM Patel b Anderson 7 11 8 1 0 87.50
104.1 bowled'm! inswinging yorker, too good a delivery for Patel, the off stump is pegged back and that's Anderson's fourth wicket 279/10
Extras (b 4, lb 7, nb 3) 14
  Total (all out; 104.1 overs; 484 mins) 279 (2.67 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets MJ Hoggard 22 6 54 2 2.45 107 7 0 (1nb)
6.1 to Sehwag, first strike! short rising delivery, pitched outside the off stump and coming in with the angle, too good a delivery for Sehwag, who fends at it awkwardly, ball clips the shoulder of the bat and goes straight to Shah at first slip, that's big wicket - India in trouble here! 9/1
11.2 to Jaffer, Hoggard strikes! and once again it's the short rising delivery that gets him a wicket - this one was angling down the leg side, Jaffer shoulders arms, trying to get out of the way but the ball rises just the extra bit and clips the glove, Jones moves across to his left and and takes it comfortably 24/2
View wicket A Flintoff 21 4 68 1 3.23 98 11 0 (2nb)
38.6 to Yuvraj Singh, end of the beginning! short and wide outside the off stump, Yuvraj needlessly follows it and the ends up with a thick edge, it was so far outside the off stump that the ball clipped the toe end of the bat, Jones dives across to his left and takes a good catch, Flintoff strikes early, India four down! 94/4
View wickets JM Anderson 19.1 8 40 4 2.08 95 5 0
18.1 to Tendulkar, got'm! straight delivery outside the off stump, bit too wide, Tendulkar drives away from his body, ball clips the toe end of the bat and goes straight Jones behind the stumps, poor shot from the little master and he pays the price! Anderson rewarded for some good bowling. 28/3
54.1 to Dravid, and they get through the wall! good length delivery, drifting down the leg side, Dravid flicks eyeing the fine leg fence but the shot is not timed well enough and the ball goes behind after clipping the edge, Jones covers lot of ground and takes it diving full length to his left, amazing catch! 142/5
87.2 to Harbhajan Singh, gone! short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, no real width there but Harbhajan flashes hard at it and the ball flies off the outside edge, Jones dives across high to his right and takes a stunner, Anderson strikes - India eight down 217/8
104.1 to Patel, bowled'm! inswinging yorker, too good a delivery for Patel, the off stump is pegged back and that's Anderson's fourth wicket 279/10
View wicket MS Panesar 26 7 53 1 2.03 127 6 0
101.4 to Kumble, tossed up on the middle and off stump line, straightened a bit, Kumble sweeps but fails to connect and gets hit on the pad right in line with the off stump, loud appeal and the dreadful finger goes up, Panesar with the breakthrough, end of a gutsy innings and a fine partnership 272/9
View wicket SD Udal 16 2 53 1 3.31 64 6 0
76.4 to Pathan, gone! tossed up on the stumps, Pathan comes down the track and hits it straight to Hoggard at mid-on, that's a rank bad shot give the situation, India six down 186/6
  England 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AJ Strauss c †Dhoni b Patel 4 26 18 0 0 22.22
5.6 there's the wicket for India. this is a full delivery from Munaf Patel outside off, pitches in the rough outside the left handers off stump, Strauss goes for the off-drive, the ball takes the outside edge and just about carries to Dhoni behind the stumps, Umpire Taufel looks at his squareleg partner to confirm if the ball carried, and confirms Strauss has to go 9/1
View dismissal IR Bell c †Dhoni b Sreesanth 8 48 30 0 0 26.66
10.3 and gone! similar line and length, again shaping away from the right-hander, Bell plays at it with his feet bolted to the ground, thick edge and the ball goes straight to Dhoni behind the stumps, England two down 21/2
View dismissal OA Shah run out (Tendulkar) 38 165 117 4 0 32.47
41.4 Kumble to Collingwood, edged away towards short third man, Shah calls for the single and sprints across, Tendulkar moves across quickly and fires in a nice throw over the stumps, Dhoni quickly whips off the bails and Shah is out by miles, perfect start for India! 85/5
View dismissal SD Udal c Jaffer b Pathan 14 85 51 2 0 27.45
28.6 pitched up and angling across, Udal drives eyeing the cover region, this time it's an outside edge, Jaffer at third slip dives forward and across and takes a good low catch, Pathan with the breakthrough 61/3
View dismissal KP Pietersen c & b Kumble 7 30 15 0 0 46.66
35.2 got'm! Kumble once again targets the rough outside the leg stump, Pietersen being Pietersen tries to hit against the break and ends up with a leading edge, ball shoots straight back down the track, Kumble dives across to his left and takes a blinder, big wicket this! 73/4
View dismissal PD Collingwood c & b Harbhajan Singh 32 158 118 3 0 27.11
73.2 flat delivery, turning in from touch outside the off stump, Collingwood comes down the track and ends up driving it in the air and to the left of Harbhajan who dives across full length and takes a one-handed blinder, amazing stuff! 151/6
View dismissal A Flintoff* st †Dhoni b Kumble 50 209 146 6 1 34.24
90.1 flighted delivery, pitched outside the leg stump and turning across, Flintoff charges down the track, the idea was to get inside the line and loft it away, a zero percentage shot and what happened was inevitable, Flintoff missed it by miles and Dhoni did the rest, Kumble gets one more to his name! 188/9
View dismissal GO Jones c Pathan b Harbhajan Singh 3 33 22 0 0 13.63
81.2 Harbhajan strikes again! this time it's the top-spinner that does the trick, Jones goes for the pull and the ball balloons up off the top edge towards the square leg region, Pathan hurtles across from midwicket and nicely settles under it, England seven down! 157/7
View dismissal MJ Hoggard lbw b Kumble 6 30 28 0 0 21.42
88.3 gone! good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, genuine leg-break, Hoggard goes for the sweep but fails to connect and the ball hits the pad plumb in front of the stumps, loud appeal and this time umpire Hair adjudicates in favour of the bowler 183/8
View dismissal JM Anderson c Dravid b Kumble 6 21 11 0 0 54.54
92.4 well bowled googly, pitched in line and turning away, Anderson never picked it and the edge goes straight to Dravid at first slip 191/10
MS Panesar not out 0 10 9 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 1, lb 8, w 4, nb 10) 23
  Total (all out; 92.4 overs; 412 mins) 191 (2.06 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket IK Pathan 13 2 24 1 1.84 62 0 0 (2nb, 4w)
28.6 to Udal, pitched up and angling across, Udal drives eyeing the cover region, this time it's an outside edge, Jaffer at third slip dives forward and across and takes a good low catch, Pathan with the breakthrough 61/3
View wicket MM Patel 13 2 39 1 3.00 57 4 0 (4nb)
5.6 to Strauss, there's the wicket for India. this is a full delivery from Munaf Patel outside off, pitches in the rough outside the left handers off stump, Strauss goes for the off-drive, the ball takes the outside edge and just about carries to Dhoni behind the stumps, Umpire Taufel looks at his squareleg partner to confirm if the ball carried, and confirms Strauss has to go 9/1
View wicket S Sreesanth 13 3 30 1 2.30 67 4 0 (1nb)
10.3 to Bell, and gone! similar line and length, again shaping away from the right-hander, Bell plays at it with his feet bolted to the ground, thick edge and the ball goes straight to Dhoni behind the stumps, England two down 21/2
View wickets A Kumble 30.4 13 49 4 1.59 159 5 0 (2nb)
35.2 to Pietersen, got'm! Kumble once again targets the rough outside the leg stump, Pietersen being Pietersen tries to hit against the break and ends up with a leading edge, ball shoots straight back down the track, Kumble dives across to his left and takes a blinder, big wicket this! 73/4
88.3 to Hoggard, gone! good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, genuine leg-break, Hoggard goes for the sweep but fails to connect and the ball hits the pad plumb in front of the stumps, loud appeal and this time umpire Hair adjudicates in favour of the bowler 183/8
90.1 to Flintoff, flighted delivery, pitched outside the leg stump and turning across, Flintoff charges down the track, the idea was to get inside the line and loft it away, a zero percentage shot and what happened was inevitable, Flintoff missed it by miles and Dhoni did the rest, Kumble gets one more to his name! 188/9
92.4 to Anderson, well bowled googly, pitched in line and turning away, Anderson never picked it and the edge goes straight to Dravid at first slip 191/10
View wickets Harbhajan Singh 23 9 40 2 1.73 115 2 1
73.2 to Collingwood, flat delivery, turning in from touch outside the off stump, Collingwood comes down the track and ends up driving it in the air and to the left of Harbhajan who dives across full length and takes a one-handed blinder, amazing stuff! 151/6
81.2 to Jones, Harbhajan strikes again! this time it's the top-spinner that does the trick, Jones goes for the pull and the ball balloons up off the top edge towards the square leg region, Pathan hurtles across from midwicket and nicely settles under it, England seven down! 157/7
  India 2nd innings (target: 313 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal W Jaffer lbw b Flintoff 10 88 57 1 0 17.54
18.2 Flintoff strikes! Jaffer gets a jaffer and Jaffer is history! this one nipped back in sharply form outside the off stump, Jaffer pushes forward to defend and gets hit on the pad right in front of the stumps, loud appeal and up goes the finger, India three down and in trouble here 33/3
View dismissal IK Pathan b Anderson 6 15 11 0 0 54.54
3.2 first strike! fulltoss outside the off stump, shaping in a touch, Pathan drives eyeing the cover fence, ball clips the inside edge and crashes into the woodwork - just nine more to get! 6/1
View dismissal A Kumble lbw b Hoggard 8 32 22 1 0 36.36
10.3 gone! good length delivery, the one that nips back in, Kumble goes back to defend but fails to connect, ball hits the pad in-line with the stumps and this time umpire Taufel upholds the appeal, Hoggard strikes early on day five - India two down. 21/2
View dismissal R Dravid* c †Jones b Flintoff 9 111 60 1 0 15.00
33.3 and Flintoff strikes straightaway! short of a good length delivery, angled in from wide of the crease, perfect line and length, Dravid is sucked forward and the edge goes straight to Jones behind the stumps, that's a big big wicket! India in deep trouble now. 75/4
View dismissal SR Tendulkar c Bell b Udal 34 77 57 5 0 59.64
34.3 got'm! tossed up and turning in, Tendulkar stretches forward to defend, ball clips the inside edge, hits the pad and pops on the leg side, Bell at short leg dives across to his left and takes it cleanly, Udal picks up a wicket that he will remember for the rest of his life! 76/5
View dismissal Yuvraj Singh c Collingwood b Flintoff 12 67 45 2 0 26.66
47.4 nine down! good length delivery, bowled from round the stumps, drifting in with the arm and reversing away after hitting the deck, perfect delivery to the left-hander and Yuvraj tamely nicks it straight to Collingwood at third slip, Flintoff strikes again 99/9
View dismissal V Sehwag lbw b Anderson 0 20 16 0 0 0.00
39.2 another one bites the dust! good length delivery, pitched close to the off stump line and reversing in, Sehwag is bit late on it and the ball hits the pad plumb in front of the stumps, bowling change works for Flintoff, India six down. 77/6
View dismissal MS Dhoni c Panesar b Udal 5 24 11 0 0 45.45
44.4 not this time! tossed up, Dhoni comes down the track and swings hard, ball clips the edge and flies down to long-off, this time Panesar judges it to perfection and nicely settles under it, Dhoni throws his gun into the water bucket and rides on - India seven down, England on the verge of a memorable win here 92/7
View dismissal Harbhajan Singh c Hoggard b Udal 6 9 8 1 0 75.00
46.4 tossed up and turning in, Harbhajan sweeps, ball clips the top-edge and flies down to fine leg, Hoggard in the deep makes no mistake and it's time for Harbhajan to join the procession, Udal gets one more to his name, England need just two more wickets, and one feels that it's a just a matter of time now. 99/8
S Sreesanth not out 0 9 2 0 0 0.00
View dismissal MM Patel c Hoggard b Udal 1 3 4 0 0 25.00
48.2 all over! tossed up and turning in from touch outside the off stump, Patel swings across and the ball flies off the top edge, Hoggard at deep square leg judges it to perfection, Udal ends up with four wickets to his name! 100/10
Extras (b 1, lb 4, w 1, nb 3) 9
  Total (all out; 48.2 overs; 232 mins) 100 (2.06 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket MJ Hoggard 12 6 13 1 1.08 65 1 0
10.3 to Kumble, gone! good length delivery, the one that nips back in, Kumble goes back to defend but fails to connect, ball hits the pad in-line with the stumps and this time umpire Taufel upholds the appeal, Hoggard strikes early on day five - India two down. 21/2
View wickets JM Anderson 12 2 39 2 3.25 56 6 0
3.2 to Pathan, first strike! fulltoss outside the off stump, shaping in a touch, Pathan drives eyeing the cover fence, ball clips the inside edge and crashes into the woodwork - just nine more to get! 6/1
39.2 to Sehwag, another one bites the dust! good length delivery, pitched close to the off stump line and reversing in, Sehwag is bit late on it and the ball hits the pad plumb in front of the stumps, bowling change works for Flintoff, India six down. 77/6
  MS Panesar 4 1 15 0 3.75 18 2 0
View wickets A Flintoff 11 4 14 3 1.27 60 1 0 (3nb, 1w)
18.2 to Jaffer, Flintoff strikes! Jaffer gets a jaffer and Jaffer is history! this one nipped back in sharply form outside the off stump, Jaffer pushes forward to defend and gets hit on the pad right in front of the stumps, loud appeal and up goes the finger, India three down and in trouble here 33/3
33.3 to Dravid, and Flintoff strikes straightaway! short of a good length delivery, angled in from wide of the crease, perfect line and length, Dravid is sucked forward and the edge goes straight to Jones behind the stumps, that's a big big wicket! India in deep trouble now. 75/4
47.4 to Yuvraj Singh, nine down! good length delivery, bowled from round the stumps, drifting in with the arm and reversing away after hitting the deck, perfect delivery to the left-hander and Yuvraj tamely nicks it straight to Collingwood at third slip, Flintoff strikes again 99/9
View wickets SD Udal 9.2 3 14 4 1.50 46 1 0
34.3 to Tendulkar, got'm! tossed up and turning in, Tendulkar stretches forward to defend, ball clips the inside edge, hits the pad and pops on the leg side, Bell at short leg dives across to his left and takes it cleanly, Udal picks up a wicket that he will remember for the rest of his life! 76/5
44.4 to Dhoni, not this time! tossed up, Dhoni comes down the track and swings hard, ball clips the edge and flies down to long-off, this time Panesar judges it to perfection and nicely settles under it, Dhoni throws his gun into the water bucket and rides on - India seven down, England on the verge of a memorable win here 92/7
46.4 to Harbhajan Singh, tossed up and turning in, Harbhajan sweeps, ball clips the top-edge and flies down to fine leg, Hoggard in the deep makes no mistake and it's time for Harbhajan to join the procession, Udal gets one more to his name, England need just two more wickets, and one feels that it's a just a matter of time now. 99/8
48.2 to Patel, all over! tossed up and turning in from touch outside the off stump, Patel swings across and the ball flies off the top edge, Hoggard at deep square leg judges it to perfection, Udal ends up with four wickets to his name! 100/10

Match details


Toss - India, who chose to field
Series - 3-match series drawn 1-1
Test debut - OA Shah (England)
Player of the match - A Flintoff (England)
Player of the series - A Flintoff (England)
Umpires - DB Hair (Australia) and SJA Taufel (Australia)
TV umpire - K Hariharan
Match referee - RS Madugalle (Sri Lanka)
Close of play
  • Sat, 18 Mar - day 1 - England 1st innings 272/3 (PD Collingwood 11*, A Flintoff 17*, 89 ov)
  • Sun, 19 Mar - day 2 - India 1st innings 89/3 (R Dravid 37*, Yuvraj Singh 32*, 37 ov)
  • Mon, 20 Mar - day 3 - England 2nd innings 31/2 (OA Shah 15*, SD Udal 2*, 15 ov)
  • Tue, 21 Mar - day 4 - India 2nd innings 18/1 (W Jaffer 4*, A Kumble 8*, 8 ov)
  • Wed, 22 Mar - day 5 - India 2nd innings 100 (48.2 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 5
Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
General
    • 4th Umpire - SJ Phadkar
    • England 1st innings
    • Drinks: England - 34/0 in 12.0 overs (AJ Strauss 22, IR Bell 10)
    • England: 50 runs in 18.2 overs (111 balls), Extras 2
    • 50 run Partnership in 110 balls (AJ Strauss 30, IR Bell 18, Ex 2)
    • Lunch: England - 63/1 in 25.0 overs (AJ Strauss 35, OA Shah 7)
    • AJ Strauss: 50 off 89 balls (6 x 4)
    • England: 100 runs in 35.3 overs (215 balls), Extras 3
    • 50 run Partnership in 90 balls (AJ Strauss 24, OA Shah 25, Ex 1)
    • Drinks: England - 102/1 in 36.0 overs (AJ Strauss 56, OA Shah 25)
    • Drinks: England - 140/1 in 45.0 overs (AJ Strauss 79, OA Shah 38)
    • England: 150 runs in 49.5 overs (301 balls), Extras 5
    • 100 run Partnership in 179 balls (AJ Strauss 51, OA Shah 46, Ex 3)
    • OA Shah: 50 off 91 balls (8 x 4)
    • Tea: England - 158/1 in 55.0 overs (AJ Strauss 85, OA Shah 50)
    • OA Shah (1) retired hurt on 50* from 158/1 (53.6 ov) to 326/4
    • AJ Strauss: 100 off 173 balls (12 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Drinks: England - 194/1 in 65.0 overs (AJ Strauss 111, KP Pietersen 9)
    • England: 200 runs in 66.2 overs (401 balls), Extras 6
    • 50 run Partnership in 74 balls (AJ Strauss 37, KP Pietersen 13, Ex 1)
    • Drinks: England - 230/1 in 75.0 overs (AJ Strauss 128, KP Pietersen 28)
    • England: 250 runs in 84.1 overs (508 balls), Extras 7
    • New Ball Taken: England 287/3 after 94.1 overs (OA Shah 50, PD Collingwood 21)
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 86 balls (OA Shah 0, PD Collingwood 21, Ex 4)
    • Drinks: England - 299/3 in 98.0 overs (OA Shah 50, PD Collingwood 23)
    • England: 300 runs in 100.1 overs (605 balls), Extras 11
    • Drinks: England - 326/3 in 107.0 overs (OA Shah 50, PD Collingwood 31)
    • A Flintoff: 50 off 83 balls (6 x 4, 3 x 6)
    • Lunch: England - 345/6 in 114.0 overs (OA Shah 55, SD Udal 8)
    • England: 350 runs in 116.1 overs (702 balls), Extras 15
    • Drinks: England - 367/8 in 123.0 overs (OA Shah 76, JM Anderson 0)
    • England: 400 runs in 132.6 overs (804 balls), Extras 18
    • Drinks: England - 400/9 in 133.0 overs (JM Anderson 15, MS Panesar 3)
    • India 1st innings
    • Tea: India - 8/0 in 5.0 overs (W Jaffer 3, V Sehwag 5)
    • Drinks: India - 24/2 in 13.0 overs (R Dravid 6, SR Tendulkar 0)
    • Drinks: India - 42/3 in 21.0 overs (R Dravid 10, Yuvraj Singh 12)
    • India: 50 runs in 21.5 overs (133 balls), Extras 2
    • India Innings: 26th over - 5 balls; (MS Panesar, called by Umpire DB Hair)
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 90 balls (R Dravid 18, Yuvraj Singh 32, Ex 0)
    • India: 100 runs in 40.5 overs (246 balls), Extras 2
    • R Dravid: 50 off 132 balls (6 x 4)
    • Drinks: India - 118/4 in 46.0 overs (R Dravid 50, MS Dhoni 10)
    • Drinks: India - 137/4 in 52.0 overs (R Dravid 52, MS Dhoni 23)
    • India: 150 runs in 57.2 overs (346 balls), Extras 7
    • Lunch: India - 153/5 in 61.0 overs (MS Dhoni 32, IK Pathan 7)
    • Drinks: India - 183/5 in 73.0 overs (MS Dhoni 45, IK Pathan 24)
    • MS Dhoni: 50 off 97 balls (7 x 4)
    • India: 200 runs in 82.3 overs (497 balls), Extras 7
    • New Ball Taken: India 200/6 after 82.6 overs (MS Dhoni 52, A Kumble 8)
    • Drinks: India - 200/6 in 83.0 overs (MS Dhoni 52, A Kumble 8)
    • Tea: India - 217/8 in 88.0 overs (A Kumble 9, S Sreesanth 0)
    • India: 250 runs in 95.4 overs (576 balls), Extras 14
    • Drinks: India - 259/8 in 97.0 overs (A Kumble 26, S Sreesanth 20)
    • 9th Wicket: 50 runs in 67 balls (A Kumble 20, S Sreesanth 26, Ex 5)
    • England 2nd innings
    • England: 50 runs in 23.2 overs (143 balls), Extras 3
    • Drinks: England - 51/2 in 24.0 overs (OA Shah 26, SD Udal 10)
    • Drinks: England - 65/3 in 33.0 overs (OA Shah 33, KP Pietersen 1)
    • Lunch: England - 85/4 in 41.0 overs (OA Shah 38, PD Collingwood 6)
    • England: 100 runs in 48.1 overs (297 balls), Extras 10
    • Drinks: England - 105/5 in 50.0 overs (PD Collingwood 18, A Flintoff 6)
    • Drinks: England - 124/5 in 61.0 overs (PD Collingwood 24, A Flintoff 18)
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 147 balls (PD Collingwood 24, A Flintoff 18, Ex 8)
    • Tea: England - 138/5 in 70.0 overs (PD Collingwood 31, A Flintoff 19)
    • England: 150 runs in 72.1 overs (445 balls), Extras 19
    • Drinks: England - 156/6 in 79.0 overs (A Flintoff 32, GO Jones 2)
    • A Flintoff: 50 off 145 balls (6 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • India 2nd innings
    • Drinks: India - 31/2 in 17.0 overs (W Jaffer 9, R Dravid 2)
    • India: 50 runs in 23.5 overs (146 balls), Extras 7
    • Drinks: India - 51/3 in 25.0 overs (R Dravid 4, SR Tendulkar 16)
    • Lunch: India - 75/3 in 33.0 overs (R Dravid 9, SR Tendulkar 34)
    • Drinks: India - 88/6 in 42.0 overs (Yuvraj Singh 10, MS Dhoni 2)
    • New Ball Taken: India 92/6 after 44.4 overs (Yuvraj Singh 11, MS Dhoni 5)
    • India: 100 runs in 47.6 overs (292 balls), Extras 9
 
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