result
1st Test, Nagpur, Mar 1 - 5 2006, England tour of India
393 & 297/3d
(78.2 ov, target 368)323 & 260/6
Match drawn
Player Of The Match
6/57 & 1/29
matthew-hoggard

Laxman walks in and the first thing he does is prod the umpire for light, after a small chat the light is offered that's the end of the Test match! Handshakes all around and the players walk back to the Pavilion.

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Man of the Match - Matthew Hoggard.

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78.2
W
Harmison to Harbhajan, OUT

and Harmison strikes back! yorker on the stumps, Harbhajan plays all over it and the ball crashes into the woodwork, India six down

Harbhajan Singh b Harmison 7 (8m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100
78.1
4
Harmison to Harbhajan, FOUR runs

and it seems they are still going for a win, good length delivery outside the off stump, Harbhajan swings across and connects well and the ball flies away to the midwicket fence

end of over 783 runs
INDIA: 256/5CRR: 3.28 
Sachin Tendulkar28 (19)
Harbhajan Singh3 (5)
Andrew Flintoff 17-2-79-2
Steve Harmison 17-4-44-1
77.6
Flintoff to Tendulkar, no run

good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, watchfully played down to mid-on, is the chase over?

77.5
1
Flintoff to Harbhajan, 1 run

on the pads, Harbhajan stays back and chips it away to deep midwicket

77.4
1
Flintoff to Tendulkar, 1 run

good length delivery outside the off stump, Tendulkar opens the face of the bat and drives it through cover point

77.3
Flintoff to Tendulkar, no run

another probing delivery, played straight to the fielder at midwicket, probably came off the inner half of the bat

77.2
Flintoff to Tendulkar, no run

good length delivery, tight delivery, defended on the back-foot

77.1
1
Flintoff to Harbhajan, 1 run

short of a good length delivery, coming in with the angle, punched down to long-on, easy single

end of over 771 run • 1 wicket
INDIA: 253/5CRR: 3.28 
Harbhajan Singh1 (3)
Sachin Tendulkar27 (15)
Steve Harmison 17-4-44-1
Ian Blackwell 12-2-43-0
76.6
1
Harmison to Harbhajan, 1 run

good length delivery outside the off stump, driven away well wide of the cover fielder, easy single to end the over

76.5
Harmison to Harbhajan, no run

pitched up and Harbhajan drives it straight back, Harmison kicks it up with his boot and threatens to throw it back

76.4
Harmison to Harbhajan, no run

defended outside the off stump

Surprise! surprise! Harbhajan Singh walks in

76.3
W
Harmison to Dhoni, OUT

short of a good length delivery outside the off stump and Dhoni flat bats it straight to Strauss at long-off, hit it too well and the ball carried all the way to the fielder in the deep, Harmison with the much needed breakthrough

MS Dhoni c Strauss b Harmison 16 (44m 21b 1x4 0x6) SR: 76.19
76.2
Harmison to Dhoni, no run

another short delivery outside the off stump, cut away behind point, Collingwood moves across quickly and cuts off the single, excellent piece of fielding that

76.1
Harmison to Dhoni, no run

short of a good length delivery, close to the off stump line, Dhoni swings hard but makes no contact