RESULT
3rd Test, Wankhede, March 18 - 22, 2006, England tour of India
400 & 191
(T:313) 279 & 100

England won by 212 runs

Player Of The Match
50, 1/68, 50 & 3/14
andrew-flintoff
Player Of The Series
264 runs • 11 wkts
andrew-flintoff
England 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Andrew Strauss c †Dhoni b Harbhajan Singh12824032917153.33
Ian Bell c Harbhajan Singh b Sreesanth18691012026.08
Owais Shah c Dravid b Harbhajan Singh8816322813153.98
Kevin Pietersen c †Dhoni b Sreesanth39631115161.90
Paul Collingwood c †Dhoni b Sreesanth311021523030.39
Andrew Flintoff (c)c Tendulkar b Kumble50851366358.82
Geraint Jones c Kumble b Sreesanth17110014.28
Shaun Udal lbw b Patel921302042.85
Matthew Hoggard  b Patel011000.00
James Anderson c Yuvraj Singh b Harbhajan Singh1539640038.46
Monty Panesar not out 315260020.00
Extras(b 5, lb 7, nb 3, w 3)18
TOTAL133.4 Ov (RR: 2.99, 599 Mts)400
Fall of wickets: 1-52 (Ian Bell, 20.4 ov), 1-158 (53.6 ov), 2-230 (Andrew Strauss, 75.3 ov), 3-242 (Kevin Pietersen, 80.3 ov), 4-326 (Paul Collingwood, 108.1 ov), 5-328 (Andrew Flintoff, 109.2 ov), 6-333 (Geraint Jones, 112.1 ov), 7-356 (Shaun Udal, 118.5 ov), 8-356 (Matthew Hoggard, 118.6 ov), 9-385 (Owais Shah, 127.3 ov), 10-400 (James Anderson, 133.4 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Irfan Pathan1746403.76799100
Sreesanth2257043.181019020
20.4 to IR Bell, finally the breakthrough! good length delivery, bit wide outside the off stump, had four written all over it but Bell ends up slicing it straight to Harbhajan Singh placed behind point. 52/1
80.3 to KP Pietersen, got'm! good length delivery outside the off stump, came in a touch with the angle, probably bit of reverse swing, Pietersen goes hard at it away from his body and the edge goes straight to Dhoni behind the stuimps, that's a crucial breakthrough!. 242/3
108.1 to PD Collingwood, Sreesanth strikes again! slightly short, right in the channel and this one shaped away a touch after drifting in and Collingwood tamely nicks it straight to Dhoni behind the stumps, finally a catch is held and that's a crucial breakthrough for India. 326/4
112.1 to GO Jones, another one bites the dust and it's that man Sreesanth again! good length delivery outside the off stump, bit of extra bounce and a hint of away movement, Jones drives away from his body and the edge goes straight to Kumble at gully. 333/6
Munaf Patel2948122.7913910111
118.5 to SD Udal, good length delivery, this one nipped back in sharply, Udal plays down the wrong line and is trapped plumb in front, Umpire Taufel had a good long look and in the end adjudicated in favour of the bowler, Patel finally gets one to his name!. 356/7
118.6 to MJ Hoggard, make that two! another ripper, perfect line and length, hint of reverse swing and Hoggard is beaten comprehensively, leg stumps goes for a walk and Patel is on a hat-trick here!. 356/8
Anil Kumble3978412.151889100
109.2 to A Flintoff, gone! tossed up on the middle and off stump line, Flintoff hits against the break and the ball sails down to deep midwicket, Tendulkar in the deep covers a lot of ground and takes it cleanly, Kumble gets one to his name - England five down. 328/5
Harbhajan Singh26.448933.3312511302
75.3 to AJ Strauss, gone! slightly short and turning away, Strauss looking to drive off the back-foot is beaten by the extra bounce, faint edge and Dhoni takes it on the second attempt, change of angle works for Harbhajan - England two down.. 230/2
127.3 to OA Shah, that's a stunner! flat delivery outside the off stump, turning in, Shah drives on the back-foot and the ball flies off the outside edge, Dravid at first slip dives across to his right and takes it at full stretch, England nine down. 385/9
133.4 to JM Anderson, doosra does the trick, Anderson defends on the front-foot, inside edge onto the pad and the ball pops up straight to Yuvraj at short leg, England end up with 400 on the board.. 400/10
India 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Wasim Jaffer c †Jones b Hoggard1139552028.20
Virender Sehwag c Shah b Hoggard615271040.00
Rahul Dravid (c)c †Jones b Anderson521552366033.54
Sachin Tendulkar c †Jones b Anderson12133004.76
Yuvraj Singh c †Jones b Flintoff3755886067.27
MS Dhoni run out (Anderson)6411820610054.23
Irfan Pathan c Hoggard b Udal2682812031.70
Anil Kumble lbw b Panesar30701253042.85
Harbhajan Singh c †Jones b Anderson212180016.66
Sreesanth not out 2953794054.71
Munaf Patel  b Anderson78111087.50
Extras(b 4, lb 7, nb 3)14
TOTAL104.1 Ov (RR: 2.67, 484 Mts)279
Fall of wickets: 1-9 (Virender Sehwag, 6.1 ov), 2-24 (Wasim Jaffer, 11.2 ov), 3-28 (Sachin Tendulkar, 18.1 ov), 4-94 (Yuvraj Singh, 38.6 ov), 5-142 (Rahul Dravid, 54.1 ov), 6-186 (Irfan Pathan, 76.4 ov), 7-212 (MS Dhoni, 83.4 ov), 8-217 (Harbhajan Singh, 87.2 ov), 9-272 (Anil Kumble, 101.4 ov), 10-279 (Munaf Patel, 104.1 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Matthew Hoggard2265422.451077001
6.1 to V Sehwag, first strike! short rising delivery, pitched outside the off stump and coming in with the angle, too good a delivery for Sehwag, who fends at it awkwardly, ball clips the shoulder of the bat and goes straight to Shah at first slip, that's big wicket - India in trouble here!. 9/1
11.2 to W Jaffer, Hoggard strikes! and once again it's the short rising delivery that gets him a wicket - this one was angling down the leg side, Jaffer shoulders arms, trying to get out of the way but the ball rises just the extra bit and clips the glove, Jones moves across to his left and and takes it comfortably. 24/2
Andrew Flintoff2146813.239811002
38.6 to Yuvraj Singh, end of the beginning! short and wide outside the off stump, Yuvraj needlessly follows it and the ends up with a thick edge, it was so far outside the off stump that the ball clipped the toe end of the bat, Jones dives across to his left and takes a good catch, Flintoff strikes early, India four down!. 94/4
James Anderson19.184042.08955000
18.1 to SR Tendulkar, got'm! straight delivery outside the off stump, bit too wide, Tendulkar drives away from his body, ball clips the toe end of the bat and goes straight Jones behind the stumps, poor shot from the little master and he pays the price! Anderson rewarded for some good bowling.. 28/3
54.1 to R Dravid, and they get through the wall! good length delivery, drifting down the leg side, Dravid flicks eyeing the fine leg fence but the shot is not timed well enough and the ball goes behind after clipping the edge, Jones covers lot of ground and takes it diving full length to his left, amazing catch!. 142/5
87.2 to Harbhajan Singh, gone! short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, no real width there but Harbhajan flashes hard at it and the ball flies off the outside edge, Jones dives across high to his right and takes a stunner, Anderson strikes - India eight down. 217/8
104.1 to MM Patel, bowled'm! inswinging yorker, too good a delivery for Patel, the off stump is pegged back and that's Anderson's fourth wicket. 279/10
Monty Panesar2675312.031276000
101.4 to A Kumble, tossed up on the middle and off stump line, straightened a bit, Kumble sweeps but fails to connect and gets hit on the pad right in line with the off stump, loud appeal and the dreadful finger goes up, Panesar with the breakthrough, end of a gutsy innings and a fine partnership. 272/9
Shaun Udal1625313.31646000
76.4 to IK Pathan, gone! tossed up on the stumps, Pathan comes down the track and hits it straight to Hoggard at mid-on, that's a rank bad shot give the situation, India six down. 186/6
England 2nd INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Andrew Strauss c †Dhoni b Patel418260022.22
Ian Bell c †Dhoni b Sreesanth830480026.66
Owais Shah run out (Tendulkar)381171654032.47
Shaun Udal c Jaffer b Pathan1451852027.45
Kevin Pietersen c & b Kumble715300046.66
Paul Collingwood c & b Harbhajan Singh321181583027.11
Andrew Flintoff (c)st †Dhoni b Kumble501462096134.24
Geraint Jones c Pathan b Harbhajan Singh322330013.63
Matthew Hoggard lbw b Kumble628300021.42
James Anderson c Dravid b Kumble611210054.54
Monty Panesar not out 0910000.00
Extras(b 1, lb 8, nb 10, w 4)23
TOTAL92.4 Ov (RR: 2.06, 412 Mts)191
Fall of wickets: 1-9 (Andrew Strauss, 5.6 ov), 2-21 (Ian Bell, 10.3 ov), 3-61 (Shaun Udal, 28.6 ov), 4-73 (Kevin Pietersen, 35.2 ov), 5-85 (Owais Shah, 41.4 ov), 6-151 (Paul Collingwood, 73.2 ov), 7-157 (Geraint Jones, 81.2 ov), 8-183 (Matthew Hoggard, 88.3 ov), 9-188 (Andrew Flintoff, 90.1 ov), 10-191 (James Anderson, 92.4 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Irfan Pathan1322411.84620042
28.6 to SD Udal, pitched up and angling across, Udal drives eyeing the cover region, this time it's an outside edge, Jaffer at third slip dives forward and across and takes a good low catch, Pathan with the breakthrough. 61/3
Munaf Patel1323913.00574004
5.6 to AJ Strauss, there's the wicket for India. this is a full delivery from Munaf Patel outside off, pitches in the rough outside the left handers off stump, Strauss goes for the off-drive, the ball takes the outside edge and just about carries to Dhoni behind the stumps, Umpire Taufel looks at his squareleg partner to confirm if the ball carried, and confirms Strauss has to go. 9/1
Sreesanth1333012.30674001
10.3 to IR Bell, and gone! similar line and length, again shaping away from the right-hander, Bell plays at it with his feet bolted to the ground, thick edge and the ball goes straight to Dhoni behind the stumps, England two down. 21/2
Anil Kumble30.4134941.591595002
35.2 to KP Pietersen, got'm! Kumble once again targets the rough outside the leg stump, Pietersen being Pietersen tries to hit against the break and ends up with a leading edge, ball shoots straight back down the track, Kumble dives across to his left and takes a blinder, big wicket this!. 73/4
88.3 to MJ Hoggard, gone! good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, genuine leg-break, Hoggard goes for the sweep but fails to connect and the ball hits the pad plumb in front of the stumps, loud appeal and this time umpire Hair adjudicates in favour of the bowler. 183/8
90.1 to A Flintoff, flighted delivery, pitched outside the leg stump and turning across, Flintoff charges down the track, the idea was to get inside the line and loft it away, a zero percentage shot and what happened was inevitable, Flintoff missed it by miles and Dhoni did the rest, Kumble gets one more to his name!. 188/9
92.4 to JM Anderson, well bowled googly, pitched in line and turning away, Anderson never picked it and the edge goes straight to Dravid at first slip. 191/10
Harbhajan Singh2394021.731152100
73.2 to PD Collingwood, flat delivery, turning in from touch outside the off stump, Collingwood comes down the track and ends up driving it in the air and to the left of Harbhajan who dives across full length and takes a one-handed blinder, amazing stuff!. 151/6
81.2 to GO Jones, Harbhajan strikes again! this time it's the top-spinner that does the trick, Jones goes for the pull and the ball balloons up off the top edge towards the square leg region, Pathan hurtles across from midwicket and nicely settles under it, England seven down!. 157/7
India 2nd INNINGS (Target: 313 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Wasim Jaffer lbw b Flintoff1057881017.54
Irfan Pathan  b Anderson611150054.54
Anil Kumble lbw b Hoggard822321036.36
Rahul Dravid (c)c †Jones b Flintoff9601111015.00
Sachin Tendulkar c Bell b Udal3457775059.64
Yuvraj Singh c Collingwood b Flintoff1245672026.66
Virender Sehwag lbw b Anderson01620000.00
MS Dhoni c Panesar b Udal511240045.45
Harbhajan Singh c Hoggard b Udal6891075.00
Sreesanth not out 029000.00
Munaf Patel c Hoggard b Udal1430025.00
Extras(b 1, lb 4, nb 3, w 1)9
TOTAL48.2 Ov (RR: 2.06, 232 Mts)100
Fall of wickets: 1-6 (Irfan Pathan, 3.2 ov), 2-21 (Anil Kumble, 10.3 ov), 3-33 (Wasim Jaffer, 18.2 ov), 4-75 (Rahul Dravid, 33.3 ov), 5-76 (Sachin Tendulkar, 34.3 ov), 6-77 (Virender 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 (Munaf Patel, 48.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Matthew Hoggard1261311.08651000
10.3 to A Kumble, 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
James Anderson1223923.25566000
3.2 to IK Pathan, 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
39.2 to V Sehwag, 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
Monty Panesar411503.75182000
Andrew Flintoff1141431.27601013
18.2 to W Jaffer, 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
33.3 to R Dravid, 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
47.4 to Yuvraj Singh, 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
Shaun Udal9.231441.50461000
34.3 to SR Tendulkar, 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
44.4 to MS Dhoni, 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 to Harbhajan Singh, 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
48.2 to MM Patel, 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
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MATCH DETAILS
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
TossIndia, elected to field first
Series
Season2005/06
Player Of The Match
England
Andrew Flintoff
Player Of The Series
England
Andrew Flintoff
Series result3-match series drawn 1-1
Match numberTest no. 1791
Match daysday (5-day match)
Test debut
Owais Shah
Owais Shah
Umpires
Australia
Darrell Hair
Australia
Simon Taufel
TV Umpire
India
Krishna Hariharan
Match Referee
Sri Lanka
Ranjan Madugalle
CLOSE OF PLAY
Sat, 18 Mar - day 1 - England 1st innings 272/3 (Paul Collingwood 11*, Andrew Flintoff 17*, 89 ov)
Sun, 19 Mar - day 2 - India 1st innings 89/3 (Rahul Dravid 37*, Yuvraj Singh 32*, 37 ov)
Mon, 20 Mar - day 3 - England 2nd innings 31/2 (Owais Shah 15*, Shaun Udal 2*, 15 ov)
Tue, 21 Mar - day 4 - India 2nd innings 18/1 (Wasim Jaffer 4*, Anil Kumble 8*, 8 ov)
Wed, 22 Mar - day 5 - India 2nd innings 100 (48.2 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
General
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • India 2nd innings
  • Drinks: India - 31/2 in 17.0 overs (W Jaffer 9, R Dravid 2)
  • India: 50 runs in 23.5 overs (146 balls), Extras 7
  • Drinks: India - 51/3 in 25.0 overs (R Dravid 4, SR Tendulkar 16)
  • Lunch: India - 75/3 in 33.0 overs (R Dravid 9, SR Tendulkar 34)
  • Drinks: India - 88/6 in 42.0 overs (Yuvraj Singh 10, MS Dhoni 2)
  • New Ball Taken: India 92/6 after 44.4 overs (Yuvraj Singh 11, MS Dhoni 5)
  • India: 100 runs in 47.6 overs (292 balls), Extras 9
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