• BATSMEN
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    109.5 he comes down the pitch, Swann fires one in wide of off stump, Gambhir miscues an attempted drive and the ball loops off an outside edge to Cook who holds a comfortable catch at backward point 320/2
    1.6 well, there you go...this game is a great leveller, gets a thin outside edge on this drive and Prior takes an easy catch by his ankles. Broad makes a major mark early on his return and what a confidence booster that is for England 6/1
    113.3 one brings two ... Dravid looks to hit the ball over long-on, but his feet aren't in the right place and he only manages to loft the ball to Panesar at deep mid-off 329/3
    119.4 gone! And Graeme Swann has his third, Tendulkar goes down for the sweep-turned-paddle and is struck on the front pad...a huge appeal from Swann and eventually Daryl Harper puts his finger up. He was struck in line with off stump and that was heading for middle 337/4
    120.6 and another goes, Flintoff has reward for all his efforts as he traps Laxman with one that nips back off the seam and takes him in front of middle. The ball would have gone on to take the top of middle and leg. He was set up by all the short stuff, then Flintoff pitched this one further up...well bowled 339/5
    140.3 the softest of dismissals sets Panesar whooping and hollering ... Yuvraj tries to work to leg but the bat twists to much as the ball pops and it loops oh-so-gently to Prior as he skips from behind the stumps 379/6
    146.5 he uses his feet and slams it right to midwicket where substitute fielder Shah makes a sharp catch - two-handed above his head - look very easy 418/7
    147.2 and another goes, Harbhajan tries to go over the top but finds mid-off who was about half way back to the boundary. Another wicket for Panesar, but India clearly just trying to have a crack 418/8
    154.3 and he strikes, Zaheer going for a wild drive through the off side and gets a thick inside edge into leg stump. Nothing less than Flintoff deserved. 446/9
    158.2 and that's that, Flintoff bursts through Mishra's defences and wraps up the innings with his third wicket 453/10
    not out
    1
    15
    0
    0
    6.66
    Extras
    16 (b 5, lb 5, nb 6)
    TOTAL
    453 all out (158.2 Overs, 680 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    JM Anderson32.058412.6202
    SCJ Broad26.098413.2300
    A Flintoff30.2105431.7804
    MS Panesar23.028923.8600
    GP Swann45.01112232.7100
    PD Collingwood2.001005.0000
    Fall of wickets:1-6 (V Sehwag, 1.6 ov), 2-320 (G Gambhir, 109.5 ov), 3-329 (R Dravid, 113.3 ov), 4-337 (SR Tendulkar, 119.4 ov), 5-339 (VVS Laxman, 120.6 ov), 6-379 (Yuvraj Singh, 140.3 ov), 7-418 (MS Dhoni, 146.5 ov), 8-418 (Harbhajan Singh, 147.2 ov), 9-446 (Z Khan, 154.3 ov), 10-453 (A Mishra, 158.2 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    0.3 gone! An early strike for India as Zaheer sends down a very full delivery, Strauss comes across his crease and is struck in front of middle and leg stumps. A long appeal from Zaheer and Harper eventually raises his finger. There's a thought it might have missed leg stump, but it looks pretty good and a great early blow for the home side 0/1
    21.6 superb yorker, and that is stone-dead! Round the wicket, angling into the pads and Cook has no chance of digging that one out 104/3
    1.1 gone! And another one goes, Sharma strikes first ball with a full ball that shapes back. Bell goes for a drive and gets a little inside edge which takes the ball straight into middle stump 1/2
    71.1 what a time to strike, Harbhajan traps Pietersen from around the wicket, the ball pitched in line and straightened and umpire Rauf thought that was fine. It looked good first up and it was hitting leg stump on the replays 280/5
    30.3 what wonderful bowling, Mishra strikes with his third ball as he flights one on middle, plenty of loop, it grips and spins to take Collingwood's outside edge and it's another breakthrough for India 131/4
    72.6 and another one falls, what a strike, Mishra has Flintoff caught low at short leg. A superb catch from Gambhir under the helmet as Flintoff gets an inside edge onto his pad. Anderson took a single to expose Flintoff again and he hasn't survived. Should Anderson have taken the whole over? That's what he was sent out to do. 282/6
    not out
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    30
    0
    0
    26.66
    75.1 gone! early strike for India, Prior is caught down the leg side off one than spins...he tries to glance it around the corner, but gets a thin edge to Dhoni. Batsmen often think that it's a strangle, but the bowler will happily take it 285/7
    77.4 gone! round the wicket, and Broad leaves it alone only to see his off stump get knocked back, poor judgement and he pays the price. That was well bowled, it was almost a straight ball that Broad decided not to play 290/8
    80.3 and another goes, well bowled, shapes back in late to Swann and crashes into middle stump. That was too good for the No.10, superb show of swing bowling and England collapsing in style 293/9
    83.5 prods forward, inside edge into his front pad and a fairly simple catch to short leg moving swiftly to his left. A sense of inevitability about that 302/10
    Extras
    15 (b 1, lb 7, nb 6, w 1)
    TOTAL
    302 all out (83.5 Overs, 368 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Z Khan21.037633.6110
    I Sharma12.005514.5804
    Yuvraj Singh6.012003.3300
    Harbhajan Singh20.526843.2600
    A Mishra24.007523.1201
    Fall of wickets:1-0 (AJ Strauss, 0.3 ov), 2-1 (IR Bell, 1.1 ov), 3-104 (AN Cook, 21.6 ov), 4-131 (PD Collingwood, 30.3 ov), 5-280 (KP Pietersen, 71.1 ov), 6-282 (A Flintoff, 72.6 ov), 7-285 (MJ Prior, 75.1 ov), 8-290 (SCJ Broad, 77.4 ov), 9-293 (GP Swann, 80.3 ov), 10-302 (MS Panesar, 83.5 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    72.6 short, he steps back to cut but gets too much top edge on it and Bell takes an excellent catch diving wide to his left at backward point 251/7
    5.5 hit hard back to Broad who half stops, Sehwag sets off for a really sharp single, taking on Bell who races in from short extra cover, picks up and in the same move dives with the ball in his hand and demolishes the stumps, sending all three sprawling, and Sehwag just continues running, he's not waiting for the third umpire 30/1
    11.6 gone! Broad strikes, this one bursts through Dravid's defences as it nips back off the seam and takes out middle stump. A long duck for Dravid, who was stuck in the crease and didn't get forward...follows a century with a nought. It's a funny old game 36/2
    19.4 gone, and another one goes, almost silence around the ground apart from the England fans as Tendulkar steers one outside to Swann at gully. Tendulkar hasn't been able to break free and that was a rather loose shot, not a great match for Sachin 44/3
    38.1 too short, he steps back and cuts to extra cover, there's a mix-up, Laxman's slow to set off, Flintoff bends to his right, picks up and throws and even though Prior still had some work still to do, Laxman's well short 80/4
    67.5 a conventional sweep this time, he sets off for the single and has to hurry to get back as Bell at short fine-leg makes an excellent pick-up and scores a direct hit. Pietersen standing no more than two yards from umpire Harper yells the appeal and we go to the third umpire. And he's gone, had it not hit then he would have been OK, it was that close, but Pietersen clearly delighted as Yuvraj troops off. 233/5
    69.1 a very tame dismissal,, Dhoni goes back and spoons the softest of catches back to the bowler. The ball stopped on him a little and he tried to check the shot but only managed to loop it straight to Panesar 241/6
    not out
    5
    10
    1
    0
    50.00
    Extras
    26 (b 10, lb 8, nb 3, w 5)
    TOTAL
    251/7d (73 Overs, 330 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    JM Anderson19.085112.6800
    SCJ Broad14.025013.5730
    A Flintoff13.013903.0013
    GP Swann17.034912.8800
    MS Panesar10.004414.4000
    Fall of wickets:1-30 (V Sehwag, 5.5 ov), 2-36 (R Dravid, 11.6 ov), 3-44 (SR Tendulkar, 19.4 ov), 4-80 (VVS Laxman, 38.1 ov), 5-233 (Yuvraj Singh, 67.5 ov), 6-241 (MS Dhoni, 69.1 ov), 7-251 (G Gambhir, 72.6 ov)

Match Details

Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh

09.00 start, Lunch 12.30-13.10, Tea 14.55-15.15, Close 17.00
  • Punjab Cricket Association, PCA Cricket Stadium, Sector - 63, SAS Nagar, Mohali - 160059 (Phone: 0172 - 2232300/1/2)

Toss

India , elected to bat first

Series result

India won the 2-match series 1-0

Player of the match

Player of the series

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes