England tour of India, 2nd ODI: India v England at Faridabad, Mar 31, 2006
India won by 4 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
31 March 2006 (50-over match)
  England innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AJ Strauss b Powar 61 137 85 6 0 71.76
31.3 Powar strikes again! tossed up on the stumps, the one that goes straight-on, Strauss comes down the track looking to work it away on the leg side but fails to make contact and the ball crashes into the woodwork, crucial breakthrough this! 135/3
View dismissal MJ Prior lbw b Harbhajan Singh 33 71 49 5 0 67.34
15.2 first strike! quicker delivery, grips the surface and rips into the right-hander, Prior looking to work it away on the leg side is beaten for pace and turn and is trapped plumb in front of the stumps, umpire Rauf takes him time but in the end adjudicates in favour of the bowler - Harbhajan with the breakthrough! 66/1
View dismissal OA Shah c †Dhoni b Powar 0 5 5 0 0 0.00
16.5 and Powar joins the party! well flighted delivery, turning in from close to the off stump line, Shah pushes forward looking to turns it away on the leg side, ball slides off the face of the bat, clips the pad and lobs up behind the stumps, Dhoni strides back, drives across and takes a fantastic catch, England two down and in a spot of bother here 71/2
View dismissal KP Pietersen c Dravid b Yuvraj Singh 71 106 87 4 2 81.60
42.5 gone! and that's a soft dismissal! turning across from outside the leg stump, Pietersen plays against the break and the leading edge goes straight to Dravid at short midwicket, Yuvraj nets the big fish, England six down. 193/6
View dismissal A Flintoff* st †Dhoni b Powar 5 13 14 0 0 35.71
35.1 and he continues to impress! tossed up and turning in, genuine off-spinner, Flintoff comes down the track and is foxed by the slow turn, Dhoni clips the bails in a flash and that's the end of that. 143/4
View dismissal PD Collingwood run out (†Dhoni) 5 23 13 0 0 38.46
40.1 from Yuvraj Singh, Terrible mix-up! turned away off the back-foot and the ball rolls away square on the leg side, big mix-up going for the single and Collingwood is stranded half way down the track, Dhoni moves across quickly and scores a direct hit at the striker's end, had just the one stump to aim but Dhoni made it look easy. 174/5
View dismissal GO Jones c Gambhir b Sreesanth 22 36 29 1 0 75.86
49.2 gone! off-cutter, Jones swings across and the ball flies away to deep midwicket, Gambhir in the deep nicely settles under it, England nine down. 223/9
View dismissal ID Blackwell b Sreesanth 9 19 12 0 0 75.00
47.3 bowled'm! well disguised slower delivery, good length ball, pitched on middle and leg and cutting across, Blackwell comes down the track and gets beaten by the lack of pace, Sreesanth gets one to his name. 214/7
View dismissal LE Plunkett b Pathan 4 4 6 0 0 66.66
48.6 full and on the stumps, Plunkett swings across but misses the target and Pathan hits, as simple as that! 221/8
Kabir Ali not out 1 3 1 0 0 100.00
View dismissal JM Anderson b Sreesanth 2 2 2 0 0 100.00
49.5 that's quick, that's full and that's bowled! Anderson makes room looking to hammer it through covers, misses the target by miles and the off stump is uprooted. Sreesanth ends up with three wickets to his name 226/10
Extras (b 4, lb 3, w 2, nb 4) 13
  Total (all out; 49.5 overs; 218 mins) 226 (4.53 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket IK Pathan 8 2 29 1 3.62 30 3 0
48.6 to Plunkett, full and on the stumps, Plunkett swings across but misses the target and Pathan hits, as simple as that! 221/8
View wickets S Sreesanth 6.5 0 40 3 5.85 24 5 0 (1nb, 1w)
47.3 to Blackwell, bowled'm! well disguised slower delivery, good length ball, pitched on middle and leg and cutting across, Blackwell comes down the track and gets beaten by the lack of pace, Sreesanth gets one to his name. 214/7
49.2 to Jones, gone! off-cutter, Jones swings across and the ball flies away to deep midwicket, Gambhir in the deep nicely settles under it, England nine down. 223/9
49.5 to Anderson, that's quick, that's full and that's bowled! Anderson makes room looking to hammer it through covers, misses the target by miles and the off stump is uprooted. Sreesanth ends up with three wickets to his name 226/10
View wicket Harbhajan Singh 10 1 43 1 4.30 34 3 1
15.2 to Prior, first strike! quicker delivery, grips the surface and rips into the right-hander, Prior looking to work it away on the leg side is beaten for pace and turn and is trapped plumb in front of the stumps, umpire Rauf takes him time but in the end adjudicates in favour of the bowler - Harbhajan with the breakthrough! 66/1
View wickets RR Powar 10 0 34 3 3.40 35 1 0 (1nb)
16.5 to Shah, and Powar joins the party! well flighted delivery, turning in from close to the off stump line, Shah pushes forward looking to turns it away on the leg side, ball slides off the face of the bat, clips the pad and lobs up behind the stumps, Dhoni strides back, drives across and takes a fantastic catch, England two down and in a spot of bother here 71/2
31.3 to Strauss, Powar strikes again! tossed up on the stumps, the one that goes straight-on, Strauss comes down the track looking to work it away on the leg side but fails to make contact and the ball crashes into the woodwork, crucial breakthrough this! 135/3
35.1 to Flintoff, and he continues to impress! tossed up and turning in, genuine off-spinner, Flintoff comes down the track and is foxed by the slow turn, Dhoni clips the bails in a flash and that's the end of that. 143/4
  V Sehwag 4 0 21 0 5.25 9 0 0 (1nb)
View wicket Yuvraj Singh 10 0 39 1 3.90 33 2 1
42.5 to Pietersen, gone! and that's a soft dismissal! turning across from outside the leg stump, Pietersen plays against the break and the leading edge goes straight to Dravid at short midwicket, Yuvraj nets the big fish, England six down. 193/6
  G Gambhir 1 0 13 0 13.00 3 2 0 (1nb, 1w)
  India innings (target: 227 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal V Sehwag b Blackwell 26 63 45 4 0 57.77
13.2 got'm! flat delivery, drifting down the leg side, Sehwag goes low down to sweep it away fine but fails to connect properly, ball slides off the face of the bat and crashes into the stumps, Blackwell with the breakthrough 61/1
View dismissal G Gambhir c & b Anderson 29 80 45 4 0 64.44
16.6 Anderson strikes! this was a short delivery, that could be hit anywhere on the leg side, Gambhir goes for the pull shot half-heartedly, comes off the top edge, and balloons up in the air, Anderson calls for it and completes a solo effort 70/2
View dismissal R Dravid* run out (Collingwood) 5 30 23 0 0 21.73
19.4 from Plunkett, again drifting down the leg side, Jones dives across full length to his left and stops the ball and then hits the stumps at the striker's end, ball rolls away behind the stumps on the off side, Dravid takes off for a run after the stumps were broken without seeing where the ball was, Collingwood moves in quickly from point, picks the ball up and plucks the stumps, they go upstairs and the RED light flashes 72/3
View dismissal Yuvraj Singh b Blackwell 18 38 20 4 0 90.00
24.1 another one bites the dust! tossed up and turning in from close to the off stump line, Yuvraj goes back looking to cut it away late but fails to make contact, ball turns in just enough to kiss the off stump, Blackwell strikes - bowling change works for Flintoff - India five down and in deep trouble here! 92/5
View dismissal M Kaif lbw b Plunkett 0 6 6 0 0 0.00
21.4 this is getting interesting! short of a good length delivery, cutting in from outside the off stump, ball stays low and Kaif going for the pull is beaten all ends up, ball hits the pad right in front of the stumps, loud appeal and up goes the finger, India four down and in trouble here 80/4
SK Raina not out 81 131 89 8 1 91.01
View dismissal MS Dhoni b Flintoff 38 99 55 2 0 69.09
45.4 gone! good length delivery, cutting in from outside the off stump, Dhoni gets nowhere with a wild swing, ball clips the inside edge and crashes into the stumps, Flintoff strikes, this match is not over yet! 210/6
IK Pathan not out 12 13 11 1 0 109.09
Extras (lb 4, w 16, nb 1) 21
  Total (6 wickets; 49 overs; 236 mins) 230 (4.69 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket JM Anderson 10 0 60 1 6.00 28 6 0 (5w)
16.6 to Gambhir, Anderson strikes! this was a short delivery, that could be hit anywhere on the leg side, Gambhir goes for the pull shot half-heartedly, comes off the top edge, and balloons up in the air, Anderson calls for it and completes a solo effort 70/2
  Kabir Ali 7 0 50 0 7.14 25 8 0 (3w)
View wicket A Flintoff 10 1 29 1 2.90 46 3 0 (3w)
45.4 to Dhoni, gone! good length delivery, cutting in from outside the off stump, Dhoni gets nowhere with a wild swing, ball clips the inside edge and crashes into the stumps, Flintoff strikes, this match is not over yet! 210/6
View wickets ID Blackwell 9 0 39 2 4.33 27 1 1
13.2 to Sehwag, got'm! flat delivery, drifting down the leg side, Sehwag goes low down to sweep it away fine but fails to connect properly, ball slides off the face of the bat and crashes into the stumps, Blackwell with the breakthrough 61/1
24.1 to Yuvraj Singh, another one bites the dust! tossed up and turning in from close to the off stump line, Yuvraj goes back looking to cut it away late but fails to make contact, ball turns in just enough to kiss the off stump, Blackwell strikes - bowling change works for Flintoff - India five down and in deep trouble here! 92/5
View wicket LE Plunkett 9 3 29 1 3.22 39 4 0 (1w)
21.4 to Kaif, this is getting interesting! short of a good length delivery, cutting in from outside the off stump, ball stays low and Kaif going for the pull is beaten all ends up, ball hits the pad right in front of the stumps, loud appeal and up goes the finger, India four down and in trouble here 80/4
  PD Collingwood 4 0 19 0 4.75 9 1 0 (1nb)

Match details


Toss - England, who chose to bat
Series - India led the 7-match series 2-0
Player of the match - SK Raina (India)
Umpires - Asad Rauf (Pakistan) and AV Jayaprakash
TV umpire - I Shivram
Match referee - RS Mahanama (Sri Lanka)

Match Notes


    • 4th Umpire - SD Ranade
    • India innings: 1x5 ball over (37th over, Collingwood)
    • England innings: 50 in 11.2 overs
    • England innings: 100 in 23.4 overs
    • England innings: 150 in 36.5 overs
    • England innings: 200 in 45.2 overs
    • AJ Strauss 50 in 72 balls with 6 fours
    • KP Pietersen 50 in 73 balls with 3 fours
    • India innings: 50 in 9.3 overs
    • India innings: 100 in 25.5 overs
    • India innings: 150 in 37.5 overs
    • India innings: 200 in 44.2 overs
    • SK Raina 50 in 65 balls with 5 fours
 
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