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India vs England - Mumbai Test Match

March 18-22 2006
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai (Bombay)
Toss: India won the toss and decided to field
Umpires: D B Hair, S J A Taufel
Result:


Mumbai Test First Day

Strauss ton puts England on top

Andrew Strauss ended a run of low scores in the sub-continent to hit 128 and guide England to 272-3 on the first day of the third Test against India.
Strauss put on 106 with debutant Owais Shah and 72 with Kevin Pietersen after India captain Rahul Dravid had surprised many by opting to bowl first.
Shah was only playing because of an illness suffered by Alastair Cook.

Mumbai Test Second Day

England produced a solid performance in Mumbai (Bombay) to leave India 89-3 chasing the tourists' score of 400.
Owais Shah (88) and Andrew Flintoff (50) both did well with the bat on day two although Flintoff was dropped off successive balls from Munaf Patel.
England's seamers were impressive when India batted and Matthew Hoggard removed both openers in a fiery spell.
James Anderson then trapped Sachin Tendulkar Sachin Tendulkar's Site, who edged a wide ball to the keeper and departed for a single.
The one blemish for England was the loss of five wickets either side of lunch, which resulted in a collapse from 326-3 to 356-8.
Young paceman Sri Sreesanth triggered that demise for excellent figures of 4-70 in only his second Test appearance.
But in the final session, England's seamers did what India's had twice failed to do - take wickets with the new ball.
Hoggard was in his element and he first struck when Sehwag, not for the first time in the series, failed to get his gloves out of the way of a short-pitched ball which then looped into Shah's lap at first slip.
Tendulkar was in no frame of mind to end a worrying run of failure in Tests and he was the next man out when Anderson, working up good pace, had him taken by Jones.
At 28-3, India were gasping for a recovery and the dependable Dravid found a partner willing to play a few shots in Yuvraj Singh.

Mumbai Test Third Day

Bowlers earn big lead for England

James Anderson and Geraint Jones combined to give England the upper hand in the third Test against India.
The tourists will take a lead of 152 into the fourth day in Mumbai despite losing Andrew Strauss and Ian Bell cheaply as they closed on 31-2.
Anderson had two chances dropped off his bowling but took 4-40 and produced a direct hit to run out Mahendra Dhoni, who smashed 11 fours in his 64.
Jones supported his bowlers with five catches as India were all out for 279.
It left them 121 in arrears, but could have been far worse but for a ninth-wicket stand of 55 between Anil Kumble and Sri Sreesanth.

Mumbai Test Fourth Day

England set to press for Test win

England have their sights on a win in Mumbai to tie the series after setting India a massive 313 in the third Test.
Stand-in opener Irfan Pathan fell to James Anderson in an eight-over period before stumps to leave India on 18-1.
Andrew Flintoff hit 50, sharing a stand of 66 with Paul Collingwood (32), as England totalled 191 in their second innings after refusing to declare.
Spinner Anil Kumble bowled 28 overs in the day and had Flintoff stumped on his way to figures of 4-49.
Only four sides have won a Test batting fourth at the Wankhede Stadium, with the 163 attained by South Africa six years ago the highest target achieved.
No team has ever scored more than 276 to win a Test in India and the home side's chances did not look good when Pathan played on to an Anderson full toss.

Mumbai Test Fifth Day

England beat India to tie series

England won by 212 runs in Mumbai for their first victory in India for 21 years to tie the Test series.
Shaul Udal took four wickets for 14 runs to bowl the home side out for 100 in mid-afternoon on the final day.
Needing 313 to win, India crashed from 75-3 at lunch, with Udal dismissing Sachin Tendulkar Sachin Tendulkar's Site for 34 and having last man Munaf Patel caught in the deep.
Andrew Flintoff triggered the collapse by having captain Rahul Dravid caught behind and finished with 3-14.

Scorecard

India won the toss and decided to field
400 all out (133.4 overs)
191 all out (92.4 overs)
279 all out (104.1 overs)
100 all out (48.2 overs)

England 1st Innings
 
 
Runs
Balls
4s
6s
A J Strauss c M S Dhoni b Harbhajan Singh
128
240 17 1
I R Bell c Harbhajan Singh b S Sreesanth
18
69 2 0
O A Shah c R Dravid b Harbhajan Singh
88
163 13 1
K P Pietersen c M S Dhoni b S Sreesanth
39
63 5 1
P D Collingwood c M S Dhoni b S Sreesanth
31
102 3 0
A Flintoff c S R Tendulkar b A Kumble
50
85 6 3
G O Jones c A Kumble b S Sreesanth
1
7 0 0
S D Udal lbw b M M Patel
9
21 2 0
M J Hoggard
 
b M M Patel
0
1 0 0
J M Anderson c Yuvraj Singh b Harbhajan Singh
15
39 0 0
M S Panesar not out
 
3
15 0 0
Extras
 
3nb 3w 5b 7lb 18
 
Total
 
all out 400
 

Bowler
O
M
R
W
I K Pathan 17.0 4 64 0
S Sreesanth 22.0 5 70 4
M M Patel 29.0 4 81 2
A Kumble 39.0 7 84 1
Harbhajan Singh 26.4 4 89 3
Fall of wicket
 
52 I R Bell
230 A J Strauss
242 K P Pietersen
326 P D Collingwood
328 A Flintoff
333 G O Jones
356 S D Udal
356 M J Hoggard
385 O A Shah
400 J M Anderson

India 1st Innings
 
 
Runs
Balls
4s
6s
W Jaffer c G O Jones b M J Hoggard
11
39 2 0
V Sehwag c O A Shah b M J Hoggard
6
15 1 0
R Dravid c G O Jones b J M Anderson
52
155 6 0
S R Tendulkar c G O Jones b J M Anderson
1
21 0 0
Yuvraj Singh c G O Jones b A Flintoff
37
55 6 0
M S Dhoni run out
 
64
118 10 0
I K Pathan c M J Hoggard b S D Udal
26
82 2 0
A Kumble lbw b M S Panesar
30
70 3 0
Harbhajan Singh c G O Jones b J M Anderson
2
12 0 0
S Sreesanth not out
 
29
53 4 0
M M Patel
 
b J M Anderson
7
8 1 0
Extras
 
3nb 4b 7lb 14
 
Total
 
all out 279
 

Bowler
O
M
R
W
M J Hoggard 22.0 6 54 2
A Flintoff 21.0 4 68 1
J M Anderson 19.1 8 40 4
M S Panesar 26.0 7 53 1
S D Udal 16.0 2 53 1
Fall of wicket
 
9 V Sehwag
24 W Jaffer
28 S R Tendulkar
94 Yuvraj Singh
142 R Dravid
186 I K Pathan
212 M S Dhoni
217 Harbhajan Singh
272 A Kumble
279 M M Patel

England 2nd Innings
 
 
Runs
Balls
4s
6s
A J Strauss c M S Dhoni b M M Patel
4
18 0 0
I R Bell c M S Dhoni b S Sreesanth
8
30 0 0
O A Shah run out
 
38
117 4 0
S D Udal c W Jaffer b I K Pathan
14
51 2 0
K P Pietersen c and b A Kumble
7
15 0 0
P D Collingwood c and b Harbhajan Singh
32
118 3 0
A Flintoff st M S Dhoni b A Kumble
50
146 6 1
G O Jones c I K Pathan b Harbhajan Singh
3
22 0 0
M J Hoggard lbw b A Kumble
6
28 0 0
J M Anderson c R Dravid b A Kumble
6
11 0 0
M S Panesar not out
 
0
9 0 0
Extras
 
10nb 4w 9lb 23
 
Total
 
all out 191
 

Bowler
O
M
R
W
I K Pathan 13.0 2 24 1
M M Patel 13.0 2 39 1
S Sreesanth 13.0 3 30 1
A Kumble 30.4 13 49 4
Harbhajan Singh 23.0 9 40 2
Fall of wicket
 
9 A J Strauss
21 I R Bell
61 S D Udal
73 K P Pietersen
85 O A Shah
151 P D Collingwood
157 G O Jones
183 M J Hoggard
188 A Flintoff
191 J M Anderson

India 2nd Innings
 
 
Runs
Balls
4s
6s
W Jaffer lbw b A Flintoff
10
57 1 0
I K Pathan
 
b J M Anderson
6
11 0 0
A Kumble lbw b M J Hoggard
8
22 1 0
R Dravid c G O Jones b A Flintoff
9
60 1 0
S R Tendulkar c I R Bell b S D Udal
34
57 5 0
Yuvraj Singh c P D Collingwood b A Flintoff
12
45 2 0
V Sehwag lbw b J M Anderson
0
16 0 0
M S Dhoni c M S Panesar b S D Udal
5
11 0 0
Harbhajan Singh c M J Hoggard b S D Udal
6
8 1 0
S Sreesanth not out
 
0
2 0 0
M M Patel c M J Hoggard b S D Udal
1
4 0 0
Extras
 
3nb 1w 1b 4lb 9
 
Total
 
all out 100
 

Bowler
O
M
R
W
M J Hoggard 12.0 6 13 1
J M Anderson 12.0 2 39 2
M S Panesar 4.0 1 15 0
A Flintoff 11.0 4 14 3
S D Udal 9.2 3 14 4
Fall of wicket
 
6 I K Pathan
21 A Kumble
33 W Jaffer
75 R Dravid
76 S R Tendulkar
77 V Sehwag
92 M S Dhoni
99 Harbhajan Singh
99 Yuvraj Singh
100 M M Patel


Indian Cricket Team for Mumbai Test

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

England Cricket Team for Mumbai Test

I R Bell, A J Strauss, O A Shah, K P Pietersen, P D Collingwood, A Flintoff, G O Jones, S D Udal, M J Hoggard, J M Anderson, M S Panesar

The Venue

Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai (Bombay)

Mumbai (Bombay) is regarded as India's cricket capital, and that point has been reinforced since the emergence of hometown hero Sachin Tendulkar Sachin Tendulkar's Site.
England won a Test at the Wankhede in 1980 when Ian Botham produced one of the great all-round performances, with 13 wickets and a score of 114.
But since then, England have lost twice, on the 1984-85 tour and in 1993.
The wicket tends to favour swing in the morning sessions while the spinners get some help over the last two days.

Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.