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INDIA DRAW FIRST BLOOD

Harbhajan Singh conjured a mesmerising spell to plot England's downfall as India pulled off a dramatic 39-run victory in a low-scoring first cricket one-dayer at Delhi. After top-scoring with 37 in India's modest total of 203, the Turbanator swung the game in India's favour with a career-best haul of 5-31 to give the hosts a 1-0 lead in the seven-match series.

india Updated: Mar 29, 2006 01:37 IST
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...win by 39 runs

TURBANATOR SWINGS MATCH ININDIA's FAVOUR

Harbhajan Singh conjured a mesmerising spell to plot England's downfall as India pulled off a dramatic 39-run victory in a low-scoring first cricket one-dayer at Delhi. After top-scoring with 37 in India's modest total of 203, the Turbanator swung the game in India's favour with a career-best haul of 5-31 to give the hosts a 1-0 lead in the seven-match series.

ENGLAND WERE CRUISING
Cruising at 117 for 3, England were well on course of scoring a one-sided win when Harbhajan turned the match around with a stunning spell of 6-2-9-4. The off-spinner was well supported by his Punjab teammate Yuvraj Singh who chipped in with two wickets as England were bowled out for 164 in 38.1 overs at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground.

IRFAN PATHAN'S EARLy STRIKES
India’s face-saving endeavour with the white ball was off to a spunky start with Pathan removing the England No. 1 & 3 in the very first over. Dangerous Andrew Strauss and equally belligerent Owais Shah walked back to the pavilion, one after the other.

First Published: Mar 29, 2006 01:37 IST