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India vs England - Mohali Test Match

March 9-13 2006
Mohali Cricket Ground
Toss: England
Umpires: D B Hair, S J A Taufel

Mohali Test Start

England kept guessing over pitch

India have prepared two wickets for Thursday's second Test in Mohali and are keeping England guessing as to which one they will choose.
One is a lush green and would suit seam bowling whereas the other is cracked and dry and would be conducive to spin.
India captain Rahul Dravid has not let the cat out of the bag and said he was considering playing a fifth bowler. Mohali only became a Test ground in 1994 and in the past has been batting-friendly with high scores.
England have played there only once, in 2001, and were thrashed by 10 wickets. Hoggard will win his 50th Test cap at Mohali and said: "It means a lot to me...I only ever look to the next game, so it is a big honour for me to be selected for 50.
India have named a 12-man squad and left out batsmen Mohammad Kaif and VVS Laxman and young pace bowler Sri Seethanth is unfit to play because he is suffering from a flu virus. India look set to hand a Test debut to fast bowler Munaf Patel. The 22-year-old took 10 wickets against England in a three-day tour match last month.
Yuvraj Singh returns to the line-up after missing the first Test with a hamstring strain and the final spot will go to either fast bowler RP Singh or spinner Piyush Chawla.
England will have to decide whether to play two spinners or bring in a seam bowler, with Liam Plunkett favourite to land his second Test start.

Mohali Test First Day

England struggle on rain-hit day

England failed to build on some good foundations against India on a disrupted first day in the second Test.
More than two hours were lost to the weather as the tourists limped to 163-4 after winning the toss in Mohali, with Kevin Pietersen's 64 the highlight. He and Ian Bell (38) put on 81 before Bell fell to Anil Kumble and debutant Munaf Patel snagged Pietersen late on.
Irfan Pathan dismissed openers Andrew Strauss (18) and Alastair Cook (17) in successive overs before lunch. Once stand-in captain Andrew Flintoff called the toss of the coin correctly for the second time in this series, England knew they must build a big total.
Kumble was one of three spinners in the India side, including debutant Piyush Chawla, at 17 the second-youngest debutant ever for India. With Sri Sreesanth suffering from a virus, they handed pace bowler Patel his first cap and brought batsman Yuvraj Singh back from injury, replacing Mohammad Kaif and VVS Laxman.
Meanwhile England replaced one of their slow bowlers, Ian Blackwell, with an extra seamer in Liam Plunkett.

Mohali Test Second Day

Rain leaves Test heading for draw

A draw between England and India looked likely after rain ended day two of the second Test with just 87 balls bowled.
In the first hour, England moved from their overnight 163-4 to 200-5, with Andrew Flintoff reaching 26 not out. India spinner Anil Kumble took his 498th Test wicket when he dismissed Paul Collingwood for the first time in the series, bowling him for 25.
Geraint Jones had 20 deliveries to make an unbeaten seven with a boundary off the veteran spinner. But with more rain forecast over the next two days, the sides look set to go into the final Test deadlocked at 0-0 in the series.
Flintoff and Collingwood both got off the mark for the day to the first ball they faced.
But they added just 13 runs in the first half-hour of play, attempting to lay firmer foundations than the side had established on the opening day. Three boundaries came off paceman Munaf Patel, Flintoff driving one particularly fine shot down the ground.
Kumble, though, offered a tough examination, beating Collingwood's forward defensive with a delivery that turned slightly and bounced, hitting the top of middle stump. Only when joined by Jones did Flintoff take any risks, and he was lucky when a chip off Kumble landed just fine of the mid-on fielder.

Mohali Test Third Day

England recover after Kumble feat

Andrew Flintoff took the key wicket of Sachin Tendulkar Sachin Tendulkar's Site and Yuvraj Singh fell late on as India finished day three 151 behind at 149-4 in the second Test. Earlier, Anil Kumble became the first Indian to claim 500 wickets but the hosts' celebrations were cut short as they lost four of their top order batsmen to some spirited fast bowling by England in the second cricket Test today.
The Kumble-inspired Indians did well to bowl out the visitors for 300 in their first innings before wobbling to 149 for four at the end of the third day, leaving the match delicately poised. Kumble took three wickets in four balls to wrap the English innings.
At close, skipper Rahul Dravid was batting on 60 with four fours during a 147-ball effort while Mahendra Singh Dhoni was on 12 with two fours on the only day of the match when weather did not cause an interruption.

Mohali Test Fourth Day

India on the up as England crumble in Mohali

Anil Kumble took 3 wickets as England faltered to 112-5 on day four of the second Test against India in Mohali. The tourists currently lead by just 74 runs after they bowled India out for 338 in their first innings. Now they will need a big performance from their remaining batsmen if they are to have any chance of saving the match.
Mahendra Dhoni fell early on but Rahul Dravid (95) and Irfan Pathan (52) shared 76 in India's total of 338. Flintoff (4-76) ousted both but Harbhajan Singh (36) and Anil Kumble (32) made useful runs to help build a lead of 38.

Mohali Test Final Day

Sehwag powers India to win; India 1-0

Virender Sehwag (76*) and Rahul Dravid (42*) took India to victory, stitching together an unbeaten partnership for the second wicket, taking India to 144 for 1 and a 9 wicket victory over England.
Earlier England were all out for 181 in 76.1 overs
Munaf Patel was the hero in the morning with three quick wickets which sent the tourists tumbling to 181 all out from an overnight position of 112-5.
Patel and Kumble took 4 wickets each, while Piyush Chawla took his maiden Test wicket, catching Flintoff of his own bowling for 51
Set 144 to win, India lost one wicket with the score on 39, but Rahul Dravid and Virender Sehwag guided them home.


England won the toss and decided to bat
300 all out (103.4 overs)
181 all out (76.1 overs)
338 all out (96.2 overs)
144 for 1 (33.0 overs)

England 1st Innings
A J Strauss c M S Dhoni b I K Pathan
38 1 0
A N Cook lbw b I K Pathan
38 2 0
I R Bell
b A Kumble
68 6 0
K P Pietersen c and b M M Patel
108 10 1
P D Collingwood
b A Kumble
77 3 0
A Flintoff c and b M M Patel
123 11 2
G O Jones
b A Kumble
134 8 0
L E Plunkett c M S Dhoni b M M Patel
14 0 0
M J Hoggard not out
25 0 0
S J Harmison lbw b A Kumble
1 0 0
M S Panesar c R Dravid b A Kumble
2 0 0
6nb 1w 5lb 12
all out 300

I K Pathan 28.0 9 71 2
M M Patel 25.0 6 72 3
Harbhajan Singh 12.0 0 31 0
Piyush Chawla 9.0 1 45 0
A Kumble 29.4 8 76 5
Fall of wicket
35 A J Strauss
36 A N Cook
117 I R Bell
157 K P Pietersen
180 P D Collingwood
283 A Flintoff
290 L E Plunkett
300 G O Jones
300 S J Harmison
300 M S Panesar

India 1st Innings
W Jaffer c A Flintoff b M S Panesar
104 2 0
V Sehwag c G O Jones b S J Harmison
13 2 0
R Dravid
b A Flintoff
208 10 0
S R Tendulkar c A J Strauss b A Flintoff
15 0 0
Yuvraj Singh c I R Bell b M J Hoggard
30 1 0
M S Dhoni c G O Jones b S J Harmison
22 3 0
I K Pathan c P D Collingwood b A Flintoff
58 5 1
A Kumble
b L E Plunkett
75 2 0
Harbhajan Singh c G O Jones b A Flintoff
41 7 0
Piyush Chawla c P D Collingwood b M J Hoggard
9 0 0
M M Patel not out
11 1 1
8nb 1w 25lb 34
all out 338

M J Hoggard 18.0 6 55 2
S J Harmison 28.0 9 60 2
A Flintoff 22.0 3 96 4
L E Plunkett 9.2 1 37 1
M S Panesar 19.0 3 65 1
Fall of wicket
18 V Sehwag
96 W Jaffer
103 S R Tendulkar
134 Yuvraj Singh
153 M S Dhoni
229 R Dravid
260 I K Pathan
313 Harbhajan Singh
321 Piyush Chawla
338 A Kumble

England 2nd Innings
A J Strauss c M S Dhoni b A Kumble
64 0 0
A N Cook c M S Dhoni b M M Patel
20 0 0
I R Bell c M S Dhoni b A Kumble
137 7 0
K P Pietersen c R Dravid b Harbhajan Singh
13 0 0
P D Collingwood c R Dravid b A Kumble
36 2 0
A Flintoff c M M Patel b Piyush Chawla
106 4 0
G O Jones
b M M Patel
7 1 0
L E Plunkett lbw b M M Patel
12 0 0
M J Hoggard
b M M Patel
15 0 0
S J Harmison st M S Dhoni b A Kumble
49 2 0
M S Panesar not out
4 0 0
6nb 1w 10lb 17
all out 181

I K Pathan 6.0 1 16 0
M M Patel 13.0 4 25 4
Harbhajan Singh 23.0 5 52 1
A Kumble 29.0 6 70 4
Piyush Chawla 5.1 2 8 1
Fall of wicket
7 A N Cook
50 A J Strauss
55 K P Pietersen
88 P D Collingwood
109 I R Bell
116 G O Jones
124 L E Plunkett
139 M J Hoggard
181 S J Harmison
181 A Flintoff

India 2nd Innings
W Jaffer lbw b M J Hoggard
32 3 0
V Sehwag not out
89 9 1
R Dravid not out
77 3 0
4b 5lb 9
for 1 144

S J Harmison 4.0 1 10 0
M J Hoggard 8.0 2 24 1
M S Panesar 11.0 0 48 0
A Flintoff 5.0 0 11 0
L E Plunkett 2.0 0 22 0
P D Collingwood 3.0 1 20 0
Fall of wicket
39 W Jaffer

Indian Cricket Team for Mohali Test

V Sehwag, W Jaffer, R Dravid, S R Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh, M S Dhoni, I K Pathan, A Kumble, Piyush Chawla, Harbhajan Singh, M M Patel

England Cricket Team for Mohali Test

A J Strauss, A N Cook, I R Bell, P D Collingwood, K P Pietersen, A Flintoff, G O Jones, L E Plunkett, M J Hoggard, S J Harmison, M S Panesar

The Venue

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PCA Stadium, Mohali

The Punjab Cricket Association owns the Cricket Stadium at Mohali, which is just outside the city of Chandigarh in the northern state of Punjab, which has a border with Pakistan. Mohali is one of the few grounds in India more suitable for seamers. It features a perimeter moat and a lush, green outfield. The wicket itself is better suited to one-day cricket and has hosted a string of draws in Tests, though England were thrashed by 10 wickets in 2001.
'Turbanator' Habhajan Singh is the local hero.
MOHALI TEST HISTORY 1994: West Indies 443 & 301-3 beat India 387 & 114 by 243 runs
1997: Sri Lanka 369 & 251-6 drew with India 515-9 dec
1999: India 83 & 505-3 dec drew with 215 & 251-7
2001: India 469 & 5-0 beat England 238 & 235 by 10 wickets
2003: New Zealand 630-6 dec drew with India 424 & 136-4
2005: Pakistan 312 & 496-9 dec drew with India 516 & 85-1

Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.