Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    not out
    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
    9 (b 1, lb 4, nb 3, w 1)
    100 all out (48.2 Overs, RR: 2.06, 232 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-6 (IK Pathan, 3.2 ov), 2-21 (A Kumble, 10.3 ov), 3-33 (W Jaffer, 18.2 ov), 4-75 (R Dravid, 33.3 ov), 5-76 (SR Tendulkar, 34.3 ov), 6-77 (V Sehwag, 39.2 ov), 7-92 (MS Dhoni, 44.4 ov), 8-99 (Harbhajan Singh, 46.4 ov), 9-99 (Yuvraj Singh, 47.4 ov), 10-100 (MM Patel, 48.2 ov)
    MJ Hoggard12.061311.0800
    JM Anderson12.023923.2500
    MS Panesar4.011503.7500
    A Flintoff11.041431.2713
    SD Udal9.231441.5000

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