Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    10.5 got'm! short of a good length delivery, width offered and Strauss goes after it, ball clips the bottom edge and goes behind, Dhoni dives across full-length to his left and gloves it inches away from the ground, fantastic take! 35/1
    17
    55
    38
    2
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    44.73
    12.5 beauty! Pathan gets one to come back into the left-hander, Cook plays across the line and is trapped plumb in front of the stumps, excellent bowling this from the left-hander. England two down 36/2
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    90
    68
    6
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    55.88
    33.6 gone!! Kumble foxes Bell with a perfect googly! this one was tossed up, pitches outside off and turns into Bell, Bell doesnt pick the googly, shoulders arms and the ball just about dislodges the bail on top of the off stump 117/3
    64
    138
    108
    10
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    59.25
    48.1 got'm! well disguised slower delivery, Pietersen drives on the up and the ball goes straight back to the bowler, Patel holds on well to a fairly easy chance and that's his first Test wicket, well bowled - England four down. 157/4
    59.2 wow! flighted delivery, pitched on middle and leg and turning right across, Collingwood gets forward and presents a straight bat and thought he had it covered but the ball turns away just enough to beat the outside edge and the off stump is pegged back! that's a beauty! 180/5
    91.4 good length delivery, probably the slower one, Flintoff ends up driving it straight back down the track, head high catch, Patel fumbles on the first attempt but keeps his cool and takes it on the second attempt, crucial breakthrough this for India. 283/6
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    186
    134
    8
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    38.80
    103.1 well bowled leg-break, Jones pushes forward to defend, ball clips the inside edge, hits the pad and rolls into the stumps, wicket number 499! sad end to a fine innings! 300/8
    97.1 Patel strikes again! short and drifting down the leg side, Plunkett has a loose dab at it, looking to turn it away fine, ball goes through to the keeper and the appeal is upheld, not sure if he got a touch on it but the umpire was convinced, probably bit of glove involved 290/7
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    25
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    16.00
    103.2 there it is! 500th Test wicket and it's a flipper that does the trick, too good a delivery for Harmison and he is trapped plumb in front of the stumps, loud appeal and up goes the finger - England nine down 300/9
    103.4 all over! tossed up and turning in, Panesar pushes forward to defend and the ball goes off the outside edge, clips the keeper's pad on the way but Dravid at first slip holds on well, this is Kumble at his best! 300/10
    Extras
    12 (lb 5, nb 6, w 1)
    TOTAL
    300 all out (103.4 Overs, RR: 2.89, 436 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-35 (AJ Strauss, 10.5 ov), 2-36 (AN Cook, 12.5 ov), 3-117 (IR Bell, 33.6 ov), 4-157 (KP Pietersen, 48.1 ov), 5-180 (PD Collingwood, 59.2 ov), 6-283 (A Flintoff, 91.4 ov), 7-290 (LE Plunkett, 97.1 ov), 8-300 (GO Jones, 103.1 ov), 9-300 (SJ Harmison, 103.2 ov), 10-300 (MS Panesar, 103.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    IK Pathan2897122.5312
    MM Patel2567232.8803
    Harbhajan Singh1203102.5800
    PP Chawla914505.0000
    A Kumble29.487652.5601
  • BATSMEN
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    33.6 gone!! Panesar strikes. That was good spin bowling from the left armer, threw it up in the air just a bit, held it back too, and bowled fuller, Jaffer is beaten in the air and goes through with his cover drive, plays a little early, can't keep the ball down and ends up presenting a simple catch to Andrew Flintoff at short cover. 96/2
    3.5 gone!!! Sehwag goes for a low score yet agiain, a short one nails him this time, Harmison follows his bouncer with yet another short delivery, rising just about Sehwag's shoulder height, Sehwag goes back to defend but plays the wrong line, the ball kisses the glove on the way through to Geriant Jones, its first blow by England! 18/1
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    45.67
    72.1 bowled'm! good length delivery, cutting in from outside the off stump, kept a bit low, Dravid defends on the back-foot, ball clips the inside edge and crashes into the furniture, sad end to a fine innings, Flintoff does it again! 229/6
    38.3 got'm! short rising delivery, Tendulkar is comprehensively beaten by the extra bounce and the edge goes straight to Strauss at second slip, that's a crucial breakthrough, India three down and in a spot of bother there. 103/3
    48.2 Hoggard strikes! short and wide outside the off stump, angling away from the left-hander, Yuvraj drives away from his body and the ball goes in the air towards cover, Bell there dives across full length to his left and takes a one-handed blinder, amazing catch and the in-form Yuvraj is back in the hut! 134/4
    55.4 and Harmison gets his revenge in typical fashion! short rising delivery on the middle and off stump line, too good a delivery for Dhoni who fends at it standing tall on the back-foot, ball clips the glove and goes straight to Jones behind the stumps, that's a big wicket, India five down. 153/5
    76.5 it's that man Flintoff again! good length delivery, bowled from over the stumps, pitched close to the off stump line and angling across the left-hander, Pathan drives on the up and the ball goes straight to Collingwood at backward point, India seven down 260/7
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    123
    75
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    42.66
    96.2 excellent yorker, Kumble is bit late and the off stump is pegged back, India end up with a lead of 38 runs 337/10
    88.6 gone! good length delivery outside the off stump, bowled from over the stumps, was there to bit and Harbhajan flashes hard at it but the shot is not timed well enough, ball clips the edge and goes straight keeper and that's Flintoff's fourth wicket, end of an entertaining knock 312/8
    92.5 too full and wide outside the off stump, was the slower one and Chawla is foxed into driving it straight to Collingwood at point, India nine down 320/9
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    16
    11
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    100.00
    Extras
    34 (lb 25, nb 8, w 1)
    TOTAL
    338 all out (96.2 Overs, RR: 3.50, 467 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-18 (V Sehwag, 3.5 ov), 2-96 (W Jaffer, 33.6 ov), 3-103 (SR Tendulkar, 38.3 ov), 4-134 (Yuvraj Singh, 48.2 ov), 5-153 (MS Dhoni, 55.4 ov), 6-229 (R Dravid, 72.1 ov), 7-260 (IK Pathan, 76.5 ov), 8-313 (Harbhajan Singh, 88.6 ov), 9-321 (PP Chawla, 92.5 ov), 10-338 (A Kumble, 96.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    MJ Hoggard1865523.0510
    SJ Harmison2896022.1400
    A Flintoff2239644.3608
    LE Plunkett9.213713.9600
    MS Panesar1936513.4200
  • BATSMEN
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    23.3 oh dear! flat delivery outside the off stump, Strauss goes low looking to sweep, ball clips the bottom edge of the bat, hits the boot on the full and lobs up on the off side, Dhoni moves in quickly and takes it cleanly, umpire Taufel goes upstairs and the RED light flashes, England two down. 50/2
    5.6 got'm! bowled from round the wicket, coming in with the angle and drifting away after hitting the deck, Cook is sucked forward and the edge is produced, Dhoni makes no mistake, Munaf Patel with the all important breakthrough! 7/1
    48.6 Kumble strikes again! slightly short and turning away, Bell pokes at it away from his body, a nothing shot to say the least, ball goes off the edge and Dhoni holds on well to a fairly hard chance, England five down 109/5
    26.5 flighted delivery on the middle and off stump line, Pietersen goes for the sweep but misses the target by a long way, ball hits him on the arm and lobs up behind the stumps, Dravid nicely settles under it and they go up for the catch - umpire Hari upholds the appeal! Pietersen mighty unlucky there! 55/3
    38.5 gone! genuine leg-break, close to the off stump line, Collingwood pokes at it tentatively and ends up with a thick edge, Dravid at first slips swoops down and takes a good low catch, Kumble strikes again, England four down and in trouble here 88/4
    76.1 all over! flighted delivery outside the leg stump, Flintoff goes for the slog sweep and the ball steeples off the top edge, Munaf Patel at fine leg nicely settles under it and that's Chawla's first Test wicket! England fold-up for 181. 181/10
    51.5 and the breakthrough! short rising delivery, cutting in from outside the off stump, Jones defends on the back-foot, ball clips the inside edge and crashes into the woodwork, that was a lazy looking short and Jones was beaten by the extra bounce, England six down, perfect start for India. 116/6
    55.2 that's a beauty! full and reversing in, too good a delivery for Plunkett, ball hits the pad plumb in front of the stumps, loud appeal and up goes the dreadful finger, Patel on a roll here - England seven down 124/7
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    59.4 nuked! perfect inswinging yorker, Hoggard hardly got any time to react, ball hits the boot and ricochets into the stumps, Patel having a dream debut here 139/8
    75.2 gone! quicker delivery down the leg, Harmison fails to connect, Dhoni moves across quickly, collects it cleanly and the bails are off in a flash, Harmison is just out of the crease and umpire Hair gives him the bike key, England nine down 181/9
    not out
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    Extras
    17 (lb 10, nb 6, w 1)
    TOTAL
    181 all out (76.1 Overs, RR: 2.37, 312 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-7 (AN Cook, 5.6 ov), 2-50 (AJ Strauss, 23.3 ov), 3-55 (KP Pietersen, 26.5 ov), 4-88 (PD Collingwood, 38.5 ov), 5-109 (IR Bell, 48.6 ov), 6-116 (GO Jones, 51.5 ov), 7-124 (LE Plunkett, 55.2 ov), 8-139 (MJ Hoggard, 59.4 ov), 9-181 (SJ Harmison, 75.2 ov), 10-181 (A Flintoff, 76.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    IK Pathan611602.6611
    MM Patel1342541.9201
    Harbhajan Singh2355212.2600
    A Kumble2977042.4104
    PP Chawla5.12811.5400

Close of Play

  • Thu, 9 Mar - day 1 - England 1st innings 163/4 (PD Collingwood 19*, A Flintoff 4*, 50.3 ov)
  • Fri, 10 Mar - day 2 - England 1st innings 200/5 (A Flintoff 26*, GO Jones 7*, 65 ov)
  • Sat, 11 Mar - day 3 - India 1st innings 149/4 (R Dravid 60*, MS Dhoni 12*, 54 ov)
  • Sun, 12 Mar - day 4 - England 2nd innings 112/5 (A Flintoff 16*, GO Jones 1*, 51 ov)
  • Mon, 13 Mar - day 5 - India 2nd innings 144/1 (33 ov) - end of match

Match Notes