1st Test, Nagpur, March 01 - 05, 2006, England tour of India
393 & 297/3d
(T:368) 323 & 260/6

Match drawn

Player Of The Match
6/57 & 1/29
England 1st Innings
India 1st Innings
England 2nd Innings
India 2nd Innings
Match Flow
England 1st Innings 
c Laxman b Sreesanth2864715043.75
b Pathan601602067037.50
c Dravid b Harbhajan Singh928362032.14
b Sreesanth1533512045.45
not out 13425235513453.17
lbw b Kumble4370836061.42
lbw b Pathan1430323046.66
b Pathan416210025.00
c †Dhoni b Sreesanth1141531026.82
st †Dhoni b Harbhajan Singh3942497092.85
lbw b Sreesanth943661020.93
Extras(b 7, lb 7, nb 12, w 1)27
TOTAL127.5 Ov (RR: 3.07, 516 Mins)393
Fall of wickets: 1-56 (Andrew Strauss, 16.1 ov), 2-81 (Ian Bell, 25.3 ov), 3-110 (Kevin Pietersen, 40.5 ov), 4-136 (Alastair Cook, 50.4 ov), 5-203 (Andrew Flintoff, 72.3 ov), 6-225 (Geraint Jones, 81.6 ov), 7-244 (Ian Blackwell, 87.2 ov), 8-267 (Matthew Hoggard, 99.5 ov), 9-327 (Steve Harmison, 111.3 ov), 10-393 (Monty Panesar, 127.5 ov)
50.4 to AN Cook, inside edge and the ball crashes into the stumps. 136/4
81.6 to GO Jones, good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, this one straightened a bit, Jones pushes down the wrong line and gets hit on the pad, loud appeal and up goes the finger - Pathan strikes!. 225/6
87.2 to ID Blackwell, wide delivery outside the off stump, slightly on the shorter side, Blackwell plays a shot filled with nothingness and ends up dragging it back into the stumps, wicket number three for Pathan - England seven down!. 244/7
16.1 to AJ Strauss, breakthrough! full and wide outside the off stump, Strauss needlessly flashes hard at it and the edge flies straight to Laxman at second slip who takes a sharp head high catch to give Sreesanth his first Test wicket!. 56/1
40.5 to KP Pietersen, got'm! short ball on the middle and off stump line, ball stopped a bit after hitting the deck, Pietersen is bit early into the pull shot and the ball crashes into the leg stump after clipping the inside edge and Sreesanth gets his man!. 110/3
99.5 to MJ Hoggard, and Santh gets his man! good length delivery, came in with the angle, pitched in line and swung away late, too good a delivery for Hoggard, ball clips the edge and goes behind, and that's nicely snaffled by Dhoni behind the stumps. 267/8
127.5 to MS Panesar, finally the breakthrough! full on the stumps, bowled from round the wicket, Panesar plays down the wrong line and the ball hits the pad on the full, loud appeal and up goes the finger. 393/10
25.3 to IR Bell, beauty! well flighted delivery, perfect line and length, Bell pushes forward to defend, ball turns in just enough to clip the outside edge, Dravid at first slip dives across to his left and takes a fantastic catch, England two down. 81/2
111.3 to SJ Harmison, got'm! tossed up and turning away, Harmison comes down the track looking to repeat the previous shot but this time gets completely foxed by the doosra, Dhoni quickly whips off the bails and that' the end of an entertaining knock. 327/9
72.3 to A Flintoff, got'm! quicker delivery on the stumps, the one that goes straight on, Flintoff plays down the wrong line and gets hit on the pad, loud appeal and up goes the dreaded finger , was sliding down the leg side but umpire Howell was convinced that the ball would have clipped the stumps. 203/5
India 1st Innings 
c Flintoff b Hoggard8118421915044.02
c Pietersen b Hoggard26110033.33
lbw b Hoggard401221956032.78
lbw b Panesar1645842035.55
lbw b Hoggard011000.00
b Panesar9126336112034.60
c †Jones b Flintoff510141050.00
c Flintoff b Hoggard214230014.28
c Cook b Harmison5816824510034.52
not out 049000.00
lbw b Hoggard1640016.66
Extras(b 17, lb 3, nb 2, w 5)27
TOTAL136.5 Ov (RR: 2.36, 587 Mins)323
Fall of wickets: 1-11 (Virender Sehwag, 2.5 ov), 2-140 (Rahul Dravid, 50.2 ov), 3-149 (Wasim Jaffer, 52.5 ov), 4-149 (VVS Laxman, 52.6 ov), 5-176 (Sachin Tendulkar, 68.1 ov), 6-183 (MS Dhoni, 71.3 ov), 7-190 (Irfan Pathan, 76.5 ov), 8-318 (Anil Kumble, 134.3 ov), 9-322 (Mohammad Kaif, 135.4 ov), 10-323 (Sreesanth, 136.5 ov)
2.5 to V Sehwag, gone!! that's a big wicket for England, good length delivery, slightly held back, Sehwag drives it to cover, is beaten by the change of pace, its well caught by Pietersen at short cover. Its first blood for England!. 11/1
50.2 to R Dravid, good length delivery, this one reversed back in a long way, Dravid is comprehensively beaten and the ball hits the pad in-line with the stumps, loud up and umpire Aleem Dar is convinced, looked like the ball would have missed the leg stump, Dravid bit unlucky there. 140/2
52.5 to W Jaffer, got'm! fuller length delivery, hint of away swing, Jaffer drives on the up and ends up with a thick edge, Flintoff at second slip takes it leaning low down. Hoggard on a roll here, India three down and in a spot of bother. 149/3
52.6 to VVS Laxman, Hoggard strikes again! terrific delivery first-up, this one nipped back in a long way and Laxman is trapped plumb in front, Aleem Dar gives Laxman the bike key, India four down and in trouble here.. 149/4
76.5 to IK Pathan, bowled from round the stumps, good length delivery, coming in with the angle and this one straightens a bit, Pathan is sucked into the drive and the edge goes straight to Flintoff at second slip, Matthew Hoggard - take a bow!. 190/7
136.5 to S Sreesanth, got'm! good length delivery, this one nipped back in and Sreesanth is trapped plumb in front of the stumps - England end up with a lead of 70 runs!. 323/10
134.3 to A Kumble, finally the breakthrough! short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, the one that goes straight on, Kumble pushes forward to defend and the ball goes off the edge, Cook at second slip leans forward and snaffles it cleanly, end of a fine innings and a magnificent partnership. 318/8
71.3 to MS Dhoni, gone! good length delivery, right in the channel outside the off stump and Dhoni goes for the big booming drive with no real footwork and ends up with a thick edge, Jones makes no mistake.. 183/6
68.1 to SR Tendulkar, got'm! tossed up and this one straightened a bit, Tendulkar strides forward to defend and gets hit on the pad, loud appeal and umpire Aleem Dar is convinced, Panesar opens his account with a a big wicket!. 176/5
135.4 to M Kaif, you beauty! tossed up, this one drifts in with the arm, hits the deck and turns away late, Kaif is completely and utterly foxed, ball turns away just enough to miss the outside edge and the off stump is uprooted, classic dismissal!. 322/9
England 2nd Innings 
c †Dhoni b Pathan461131296040.70
not out 10424336412042.79
c †Dhoni b Pathan1260050.00
c Dravid b Kumble8711015014179.09
not out 3656764164.28
Extras(b 12, lb 7, nb 2, w 2)23
TOTAL87 Ov (RR: 3.41, 364 Mins)297/3d
Fall of wickets: 1-95 (Andrew Strauss, 32.6 ov), 2-97 (Ian Bell, 34.1 ov), 3-221 (Kevin Pietersen, 66.2 ov)
32.6 to AJ Strauss, finally Pathan strikes gold! perfect line and length, shaping away late, Strauss had no option but to play at it, ball kisses the outside edge and goes behind, Dhoni dives low to his left and takes a fantastic catch - England one down!. 95/1
34.1 to IR Bell, Pathan strikes again! good length delivery, pitched in-line and angling across, in the corridor of uncertainty and Bell tentatively pokes at it, a nothing shot to say the least and the edge goes straight to Dhoni behind the stumps, crowd loves it! Pathan on a hat-trick here!. 97/2
66.2 to KP Pietersen, gone! drifting down the leg side, bit too full, Pietersen has a mighty slog at it and the ball steeples up off the top-edge to the short fine leg region, Dravid at first slip moves across and nicely settles under it, Kumble gets his revenge. 221/3
India 2nd Innings (T: 368 runs)
c Strauss b Flintoff10019830612050.50
b Hoggard01319000.00
b Panesar7118726610037.96
c Strauss b Flintoff35253541140.00
c Strauss b Harmison1621441076.19
not out 28193850147.36
b Harmison77810100.00
not out 00100-
Extras(lb 3)3
TOTAL78.2 Ov (RR: 3.31, 361 Mins)260/6
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Virender Sehwag, 4.3 ov), 2-168 (Rahul Dravid, 65.3 ov), 3-198 (Wasim Jaffer, 68.6 ov), 4-215 (Irfan Pathan, 72.1 ov), 5-252 (MS Dhoni, 76.3 ov), 6-260 (Harbhajan Singh, 78.2 ov)
4.3 to V Sehwag, bowled'm! good length delivery, the one that nips back into the right-hander, Sehwag drives on the up, ball moves in just enough to beat the bat and sneaks in through the gap between bat and pad, stumps are shattered and Sehwag walks back for a duck! India one down!. 1/1
76.3 to MS Dhoni, 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. 252/5
78.2 to Harbhajan Singh, and Harmison strikes back! yorker on the stumps, Harbhajan plays all over it and the ball crashes into the woodwork, India six down. 260/6
68.6 to W Jaffer, gone! good length delivery outside the off stump, Jaffer comes down the track and hits it straight to Strauss at covers, end of a brilliant innings. 198/3
72.1 to IK Pathan, Flintoff strikes! full and on the pads, bowled from round the stumps and coming in with the angle, Pathan chips it straight to Strauss at midwicket who was placed at the edge of the circle, Pathan's little cameo comes to a tame end.. 215/4
65.3 to R Dravid, bowled'm! tossed up in the rough outside the off stump and the ball turns across sharply, Dravid plays down the wrong line, ball turns away just enough to beat the outside edge and the off stump is pegged back, another classic dismissal and that's Panesar's third wicket of the match. 168/2
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Wed, 01 Mar - day 1 - England 1st innings 246/7 (Paul Collingwood 53*, Matthew Hoggard 0*, 90 ov)
Thu, 02 Mar - day 2 - India 1st innings 136/1 (Wasim Jaffer 73*, Rahul Dravid 40*, 48 ov)
Fri, 03 Mar - day 3 - India 1st innings 322/9 (Harbhajan Singh 0*, 135.4 ov)
Sat, 04 Mar - day 4 - England 2nd innings 297/3 (Alastair Cook 104*, Paul Collingwood 36*, 87 ov)
Sun, 05 Mar - day 5 - India 2nd innings 260/6 (78.2 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • India 2nd innings
  • Drinks: India - 23/1 in 14.0 overs (W Jaffer 14, R Dravid 8)
  • India: 50 runs in 24.2 overs (146 balls), Extras 1
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 121 balls (W Jaffer 35, R Dravid 15, Ex 0)
  • Lunch: India - 63/1 in 30.0 overs (W Jaffer 43, R Dravid 19)
  • W Jaffer: 50 off 92 balls (8 x 4)
  • Drinks: India - 90/1 in 38.0 overs (W Jaffer 61, R Dravid 28)
  • India: 100 runs in 43.2 overs (260 balls), Extras 1
  • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 236 balls (W Jaffer 70, R Dravid 30, Ex 0)
  • Drinks: India - 118/1 in 47.0 overs (W Jaffer 82, R Dravid 35)
  • Tea: India - 131/1 in 56.0 overs (W Jaffer 84, R Dravid 46)
  • R Dravid: 50 off 168 balls (8 x 4)
  • India: 150 runs in 62.1 overs (373 balls), Extras 1
  • 2nd Wicket: 150 runs in 351 balls (W Jaffer 94, R Dravid 56, Ex 0)
  • Drinks: India - 168/1 in 65.0 overs (W Jaffer 96, R Dravid 71)
  • W Jaffer: 100 off 197 balls (12 x 4)
  • India: 200 runs in 69.4 overs (418 balls), Extras 1
  • Drinks: India - 236/4 in 75.0 overs (MS Dhoni 15, SR Tendulkar 14)
  • India: 250 runs in 75.6 overs (456 balls), Extras 3
Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground, Nagpur
TossEngland, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Series result3-match series level 0-0
Match numberTest no. 1785
Match daysday (5-day match)
Test debut
TV Umpire
Match Referee