3rd Test, Mumbai, Mar 18 - 22 2006, England tour of India
400 & 191
(48.2 ov, target 313)279 & 100
England won by 212 runs
player of the match
• The Bulletin by S Rajesh in Mumbai

Rampant England level series

A rampant England side clinched a famous series-levelling win on the final day at Mumbai as India caved in for a paltry 100, chasing 313 for victory

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Scorecard summary
England400/10(133.4 overs)1st INNINGS
Andrew Strauss128 (240)
Owais Shah88 (163)
Harbhajan Singh3/89(26.4)
India279/10(104.1 overs)1st INNINGS
MS Dhoni64 (118)
Rahul Dravid52 (155)
England191/10(92.4 overs)2nd INNINGS
Owais Shah38 (117)
Anil Kumble4/49(30.4)
India100/10(48.2 overs)2nd INNINGS

England win by 212 runs and they level the series 1-1.

They played like champions from day one and kept up the intensity throughout the game, under pressure team India crumbled and the result is a crunching series leveling win.

Flintoff lead from the front and all the players joined in, the batsmen played their part and the bowlers hunted in packs to great success through out the series. In the end everything fell in place for the team who were considered as under-dogs at the start of the series and they came back brilliantly from behind, to level the series

Dravid's decision to bowl first was a brave one but he got no support from the rest of the team and in the end it was a forgettable performance from the Indians.

Man of the Match: Andrew Flintoff.

Man of the Series: Andrew Flintoff

That brings us to the end of the live coverage, hope you have enjoyed it as much as we did bringing it to you, until next time this is Sajan Nair signing off on behalf of the entire team - Cheers!

Udal to Patel, OUT

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!

Munaf Patel c Hoggard b Udal 1 (3m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25
Udal to Patel, no run

shapes up for the big one but at the last moment checks his shot and plays it back to the bowler

end of over 481 run • 1 wicket
INDIA: 100/9CRR: 2.08 
Munaf Patel1 (2)
Sreesanth0 (2)
Andrew Flintoff 11-4-14-3
Shaun Udal 9-3-14-3
Flintoff to Patel, 1 run

driven wide of the fielder at mid-off, 100 comes up for India!

Flintoff to Patel, no run

left alone outside the off stump

Munaf Patel is the last man in.

Flintoff to Yuvraj, OUT

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

Yuvraj Singh c Collingwood b Flintoff 12 (67m 45b 2x4 0x6) SR: 26.66
Flintoff to Yuvraj, no run

good length delivery, hint of reverse swing, Yuvraj shoulders arms

Flintoff to Yuvraj, no run

pitched close to the off stump line and angling across, Yuvraj pokes at it and gets beaten

Flintoff to Yuvraj, no run

good length but wide of the off stump, Yuvraj Singh leaves it through to the keeper

end of over 473 runs • 1 wicket
INDIA: 99/8CRR: 2.10 
Sreesanth0 (2)
Yuvraj Singh12 (41)
Shaun Udal 9-3-14-3
James Anderson 12-2-39-2
Udal to Sreesanth, no run

defended outside the off stump

Udal to Sreesanth, no run

drifting down the leg side, Sreesanth fails to make contact, appeal for lbw turned down

Udal to Harbhajan, OUT

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.

Harbhajan Singh c Hoggard b Udal 6 (9m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 75
Udal to Harbhajan, 2 runs

short and wide outside the off stump, cut away off the back-foot to deep point, easy two

Udal to Yuvraj, 1 run

tossed up outside the off stump, driven down to long-off

Udal to Yuvraj, no run

on the stumps, played away on the leg side

end of over 464 runs
INDIA: 96/7CRR: 2.08 
Harbhajan Singh4 (6)
Yuvraj Singh11 (39)
James Anderson 12-2-39-2
Shaun Udal 8-3-11-2
Anderson to Harbhajan, no run
Anderson to Harbhajan, no run

played down to mid-on

Anderson to Harbhajan, FOUR runs

short and wide of the off stump, Harbhajan Singh sways back and hammers it past the diving point fielder

Anderson to Harbhajan, no run

excellent yorker, Harbhajan nicely digs it out

Anderson to Harbhajan, no run

good line and just short of a length, Harbhajan Singh defends it

Anderson to Harbhajan, no run

defended down on the leg side

Match details
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
TossIndia, elected to field first
SeriesEngland tour of India
Player Of The Match
Andrew Flintoff
Andrew Flintoff
Player Of The Series
Andrew Flintoff
Andrew Flintoff
Series result3-match series drawn 1-1
Match numberTest no. 1791
Match daysday (5-day match)
Test debut
Owais Shah
Owais Shah
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Darrell Hair
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Simon Taufel
TV Umpire
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Krishna Hariharan
Match Referee
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Ranjan Madugalle