England tour of India, 2008/09 / Commentary

England in India Test Series - 1st Test

India v England

India won by 6 wickets

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65.5

Khan to Collingwood, FOUR, and he opens his account with a soft-handed edge between first and second slips, forced to play at another lovely away-swinging delivery from Zaheer

65.6

Khan to Collingwood, no run, pitches in line and swings back in this time and he defends

England 184/3   PD Collingwood 4* (2b 1x4)

66.4

Yuvraj Singh to Collingwood, no run, tossed up from back around the stumps, Collingwood blocks

66.5

Yuvraj Singh to Collingwood, no run, wide of off stump, no turn, and Collingwood leaves it be

66.6

Yuvraj Singh to Collingwood, 2 runs, gets across and picks this one off his pads to deep square leg

England 187/3   PD Collingwood 6* (5b 1x4)

68.2

Yuvraj Singh to Collingwood, no run, tossed up and he pushes the ball to the close-in fielders

68.3

Yuvraj Singh to Collingwood, no run, comes forward and plays it watchfully again

68.4

Yuvraj Singh to Collingwood, no run, turns in and he shuffles to play the ball to midwicket

68.5

Yuvraj Singh to Collingwood, no run, a loud appeal from Yuvraj as Collingwood gets a long way forward and gets hit outside the line of impact, Collingwood made sure to get across and forward too

68.6

Yuvraj Singh to Collingwood, no run, another frustrated shout from Yuvraj as Collingwood is late on the shot, this one was a tighter shout though the batsman did get a ways forward, and the ball didn't turn after pitching outside off

England 189/3   PD Collingwood 6* (10b 1x4)

69.2

Sharma to Collingwood, no run, pushes at this one outside off stump and gets beaten

69.3

Sharma to Collingwood, no run, nips back in and the ball gets tangled between Collingwood's bat and pad, then drops and trickles ever to close to hitting leg stump ... that was close!

69.4

Sharma to Collingwood, 1 run, hops around and tries to turn it to midwicket but the hint of reverse swing results in a leading edge towards the off side

69.6

Sharma to Collingwood, no run, slants into Collingwood and he tucks it towards midwicket

England 192/3   PD Collingwood 7* (14b 1x4)

70.3

Yuvraj Singh to Collingwood, no run, tossed up, Collingwood gets forward and defends to point

70.4

Yuvraj Singh to Collingwood, no run, slows the pace further, drifting it into Collingwood, who defends

70.5

Yuvraj Singh to Collingwood, no run, pads this one way from well wide of off stump, Dhoni appeals!

70.6

Yuvraj Singh to Collingwood, 1 run, onto the front foot, pushing a single into the covers

England 194/3   PD Collingwood 8* (18b 1x4)

71.1

Sharma to Collingwood, no run, pitches on a length and nips back in, Collingwood defends it back

71.2

Sharma to Collingwood, no run, back of a length, Collingwood hops back and defends

71.3

Sharma to Collingwood, no run, change of pace, fuller ball, Collingwood shoulders arms

71.4

Sharma to Collingwood, no run, pitches on a length outside off, 138ks, and left alone

71.5

Sharma to Collingwood, no run, thats the length to bowl, he continues to plug away just outside off stump and Collingwood feels for it, edging low and in front of Laxman at second slip

71.6

Sharma to Collingwood, 1 run, gets across and pushes this one, back of a length, to cover

England 195/3   PD Collingwood 9* (24b 1x4)

72.1

Harbhajan Singh to Collingwood, no run, tossed up slowly outside off, Collingwood defends to the off

72.2

Harbhajan Singh to Collingwood, OUT, oh he's given him, has Billy! Harbhajan tosses it up, slowing down the pace, the ball pitches and takes nothing but pad en route to Gambhir at short leg, they ask the question and Bowden raises the crooked finger ... replays show Collingwood got his bat nowhere near the ball, so a harsh call you have to say, and a very lucky wicket for India and Harbhajan

PD Collingwood c Gambhir b Harbhajan Singh 9 (33m 26b 1x4 0x6) SR: 34.61

England 195/4   PD Collingwood 9 (26b 1x4)
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Series Results
India v England at Mohali - Dec 19-23, 2008
Match drawn
India v England at Chennai - Dec 11-15, 2008
India won by 6 wickets
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Dec 15, 2008

Sachin Tendulkar closes his eyes, India v England, 1st Test, Chennai, 5th day, December 15, 2008

Sachin Tendulkar closes his eyes

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Dec 15, 2008

The trophy is not a distant dream for Mahendra Singh Dhoni, India v England, 1st Test, Chennai, 5th day, December 15, 2008

The trophy is not a distant dream for Mahendra Singh Dhoni

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