England tour of India, 2005/06 / Commentary

England in India Test Series - 3rd Test

India v England

England won by 212 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150

0.1

Pathan to Strauss, no run, starts off with a good length delivery outside the off stump, bit too wide and swinging away further, Strauss leaves it through to the keeper

0.2

Pathan to Strauss, no run, again pitched wide outside the off stump, swinging away from the left-hander, bit too wide to interest Strauss

0.3

Pathan to Strauss, no run, fuller length delivery, hint of away swing, no shot offered

0.4

Pathan to Strauss, no run, and again, good lenght delivery, Pathan getting the ball to swing away from the left-hander, Strauss watchfully leaves it through to the keeper

0.5

Pathan to Strauss, 2 runs, nice length and line, Strauss prods at it and the ball goes past Kumble at gully, bit of edge involved but the ball fell well short of the fielder, England and Strauss off the mark!

0.6

Pathan to Strauss, no run, short of a good length delivery, hint of away swing, no shot offered, Pathan starts off with a decent over

England 2/0   AJ Strauss 2* (6b)

1.4

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, good line to the left-hander, Strauss leaves it through to the keeper

1.5

Sreesanth to Strauss, 3 runs, overpitched delivery outside the off stump and Struss punches it back all along the carpet to the long-off region, Tendulkar chases it down

England 6/0   AJ Strauss 5* (8b)

2.1

Pathan to Strauss, no run, good length delivery, hint of away movement but bit too wide outside the off stump, no shot offered

2.2

Pathan to Strauss, no run, down the leg side on this occasion and Strauss leaves it through to the keeper, wrong line

2.3

Pathan to Strauss, FOUR, shot! Pathan pitches it up looking for the swing, Strauss gets behind the line and punches it away straight back down the track to the long-on fence, excellent timing and placement

2.4

Pathan to Strauss, no run, left alone outside the off stump

2.5

Pathan to Strauss, no run, good length delivery, pitched close to the off stump line and shaping away late, squares up Strauss and the ball zips past the outside edge, well bowled

2.6

Pathan to Strauss, 2 runs, turned away off the pads to deep midwicket, easy two

England 14/0   AJ Strauss 11* (14b 1x4)

4.1

Pathan to Strauss, no run, good line and length delivery, no shot offered

4.2

Pathan to Strauss, no run, better! good length delivery, this one moved away late after pitching close to the off stump line, Strauss defends on the back-foot and the ball rolls away off the edge, straight to Kumble at gully

4.3

Pathan to Strauss, no run, left alone outside the off stump

4.4

Pathan to Strauss, no run, bit too wide outside the off stump and Strauss happily leaves it through to the keeper

4.5

Pathan to Strauss, no run, and again, good length delivery, pitched wide outside the off stump and shaping away from the left-hander, Strauss not interested

4.6

Pathan to Strauss, no run, full and on the stumps, was the slower delivery, Struss picks it up early, gets behind the line and defends it straight back down the track, end of a good over

England 14/0   AJ Strauss 11* (20b 1x4)

6.1

Pathan to Strauss, no run, probing line and length, Strauss defends it down on the leg side

6.2

Pathan to Strauss, FOUR, pitched up on middle and leg stump line, Struss moves across just enough to get inside the line and clips it away through midwicket, lovely shot

6.3

Pathan to Strauss, 2 runs, Pathan once again strays onto middle and leg and Strauss works it away well wide of the fielder at midwicket, two more added to the total, England off to a good start here

6.4

Pathan to Strauss, no run, left alone outside the off stump

6.5

Pathan to Strauss, no run, turned away off the pads to the midwicket region, diving stop by Kaif there saves runs

6.6

Pathan to Strauss, no run, good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, driven straight to the fielder at mid-on

England 23/0   AJ Strauss 17* (26b 2x4)

8.1

Pathan to Strauss, 3 runs, good length delivery, just the hint of away swing, Strauss pushes forward and drives it straight back down the track, Pathan on his follow-through gets a touch on it and the ball rolls away towards long-off

England 30/0   AJ Strauss 20* (27b 2x4)

9.1

Sreesanth to Strauss, 1 leg bye, slightly short and drifting down the leg side, turned away to fine leg for an easy single

England 31/0   AJ Strauss 20* (28b 2x4)

10.1

Patel to Strauss, no run, starts off with a line and length delivery, pitched close to the off stump line and angling across the left-hander, Strauss leaves it through to the keeper

10.2

Patel to Strauss, no run, good length delivery, hint of away swing and Strauss shoulders arms

10.3

Patel to Strauss, 2 runs, strays down the leg side and Strauss tucks it away behind square leg for a brace

10.4

Patel to Strauss, no run, short of a length and outside the off stump, pacey but bit wayward, Strauss leaves it through to the keeper

10.5

Patel to Strauss, no run, quick bouncer, right on target, Strauss pulls away late

10.6

Patel to Strauss, no run, good length but wide of the off stump, Strauss leaves it alone for the keeper, Patel starts off with a decent over

England 33/0   AJ Strauss 22* (34b 2x4)

12.6

Patel to Strauss, no run, good line and length, left alone outside the off stump

England 35/0   AJ Strauss 22* (35b 2x4)

13.6

Kumble to Strauss, 1 run, turned away off the pads to the square leg region, easy single to end the over

England 37/0   AJ Strauss 23* (36b 2x4)

14.1

Patel to Strauss, no run, good line and length delivery, Strauss pushes forward

14.2

Patel to Strauss, no run, good length delivery, bit wide outside the off stump and Strauss leaves it alone for the keeper

14.3

Patel to Strauss, no run, short of a length and outside off stump, angling away from the left-hander, no shot offered

14.4

Patel to Strauss, no run, short ball, bowled from round the stumps and coming in with the angle but not close enough to make Strauss play at it

14.5

Patel to Strauss, no run, again short and angling in, turned away towards midwicket

14.6

Patel to Strauss, no run, coming in with the angle, no shot offered

England 37/0   AJ Strauss 23* (42b 2x4)

16.1

Patel to Strauss, no run, good length delivery, defended straight back to the bowler

16.2

Patel to Strauss, no run, good length but way outside the off stump, Strauss lets it go past, Dhoni moves across and gloves it cleanly

16.3

Patel to Strauss, 1 run, on the middle and off stump line, turned away well wide of the fielder at midwicket

England 38/0   AJ Strauss 24* (45b 2x4)

17.1

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, FOUR, starts off with a short and wide delivery outside the off stump, bowled from round the stumps, Strauss rocks back and cuts it away to the vacant third man fence, easy runs

17.2

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, bit of extra bounce, Strauss stays back and drives it down to mid-off

17.3

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, tossed up and turning away from the left-hander, no shot offered

17.4

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, bit of width offered outside the off stump, Strauss stands tall on the back-foot and drives it straight to the fielder at cover

17.5

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, 1 run, almost the same line and length, this time Strauss gets it past the fielder at cover

England 45/0   AJ Strauss 29* (50b 3x4)

18.1

Patel to Strauss, 1 run, good length delivery, again bowled from round the stumps and this one came back in sharply, Strauss defends on the back-foot and the ends up with an inside edge onto his pad

England 46/0   AJ Strauss 30* (51b 3x4)

19.1

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run

19.2

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, 1 run, tossed up delivery, Strauss goes for the sweep, ball comes off the top edge, but luckily it falls in no-mans land

England 51/0   AJ Strauss 31* (53b 3x4)

20.1

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, starts off with a loosener, Strauss in defensive mode, defends the ball to Munaf Patel at midoff

20.2

Sreesanth to Strauss, 1 run, good length delivery, on middle and off, Strauss gets into the line of the ball and works it away to deep fine-leg for a single, good quick return by Harbhajan Singh there keeeps it down to a single

England 52/0   AJ Strauss 32* (55b 3x4)

21.1

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, 1 run, good line and length delivery, Strauss plays it away on the leg side for a single

England 53/1   AJ Strauss 33* (56b 3x4)

22.1

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, good length delivery, pitched outside the off stump and angling away further, no shot offered

22.2

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, down the leg side, was there to be hit but Strauss fails to connect

22.3

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, good length delivery, close to the off stump line, driven down to mid-off

22.4

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, good length delivery, this one shaped back in a touch, Strauss defends late and the ball rolls away on the off side

22.5

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, probing line and length, again close to the off stump and Strauss presents the full face of the bat, ball rolls down to mid-off

22.6

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, bit wide outside the off stump and Strauss leaves it through to the keeper

England 58/1   AJ Strauss 33* (62b 3x4)

23.2

Kumble to Strauss, no run, tossed up and turning back in, defended on the front-foot

23.3

Kumble to Strauss, no run, on the middle and off stump line, defended on the back-foot and the ball rolls away on the leg side

23.4

Kumble to Strauss, no run, fuller length delivery, defended with a straight bat and the ball rolls back to the bowler

23.5

Kumble to Strauss, no run, slightly short, turning in from close to the off stump line, Strauss stands tall on the back-foot and defends it with a straight bat

23.6

Kumble to Strauss, 1 run, full and on the legs, turned away well wide of the fielder at short leg, easy single to end the over

England 60/1   AJ Strauss 34* (67b 3x4)

24.1

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, good length delivery, shaping back in but not enough to make Strauss play at it

24.2

Sreesanth to Strauss, 1 run, on the pads, turned away to fine leg for an easy single

England 61/1   AJ Strauss 35* (69b 3x4)

25.1

Kumble to Strauss, no run, on the pads, turned away on the leg side, no room for a single there

25.2

Kumble to Strauss, no run, fraction short, driven away off the back-foot to the cover region

25.3

Kumble to Strauss, FOUR, short and wide outside the off stump, bit of extra bounce, Strauss stands tall on the back-foot, get right on top of the bounce and cuts it away to the vacant third man fence

25.4

Kumble to Strauss, 1 run, turned away on the leg side, easy single

England 68/1   AJ Strauss 40* (73b 4x4)

26.1

Pathan to Strauss, no run, good length delivery, hint of away swing, Strauss leaves it through to the keeper

26.2

Pathan to Strauss, no run, once again Pathan goes wide outside the off stump, no shot offered

26.3

Pathan to Strauss, FOUR, short of a good length delivery, just 120 kmp and Strauss gets all the time in the world to rock back and pull it away to the midwicket fence, bad ball put away in style!

26.4

Pathan to Strauss, 3 runs, more runs, Pathan strays on to middle and leg and Strauss flicks it away through midwicket, runs hard and comes back for the third

England 75/1   AJ Strauss 47* (77b 5x4)

27.1

Kumble to Strauss, 1 run, full and on the pads, turned away to fine leg for an easy single

27.4

Kumble to Strauss, no run, turning in from touch outside the off stump, defended on the back-foot

27.5

Kumble to Strauss, no run, full and on the stumps, turned away straight to the fielder at short leg

27.6

Kumble to Strauss, no run, fraction short and this one skids across after hitting the deck, Strauss quickly goes back and turns it away straight to the fielder at short midwicket

England 77/1   AJ Strauss 48* (81b 5x4)

29.1

Kumble to Strauss, 1 run, turned away on the leg side for an easy single, this is good cricket from Strauss

England 90/1   AJ Strauss 49* (82b 5x4)

30.1

Patel to Strauss, no run, left alone outside the off stump

30.2

Patel to Strauss, no run, same line and length, no shot offered

30.3

Patel to Strauss, no run, pitched up outside the off stump, driven straight to the fielder at mid-off

30.4

Patel to Strauss, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Strauss leaves it through to the keeper

30.5

Patel to Strauss, no run, again left alone outside the off stump

30.6

Patel to Strauss, no run, turned away on the leg side, end of a good over

England 90/1   AJ Strauss 49* (88b 5x4)

32.1

Patel to Strauss, FOUR, short rising delivery, pitched close to the off stump line and angling across, Strauss gets right on top of the bounce and pulls it away to the midwicket fence and that's his fifty! nicely rolled his wrists over at the last moment to keep it down, well played

32.2

Patel to Strauss, no run, left alone outside the off stump

32.3

Patel to Strauss, no run, good length delivery, close to the off stump line and Strauss defends it on the front-foot

32.4

Patel to Strauss, no run, good length delivery, pitched outside the off stump and going away with the angle, Strauss leaves it through to the keeper

32.5

Patel to Strauss, no run, on the middle and off stump line, excellent line and length, Strauss pushes forward and defends it towards cover, well bowled and well played

32.6

Patel to Strauss, no run, short of a good length and angling in from outside the off stump, bowled from round the stumps, Strauss quickly picks up the line and leaves it through to the keeper

England 94/1   AJ Strauss 53* (94b 6x4)

33.3

Kumble to Strauss, no run, on the pads, driven down to long-on

33.4

Kumble to Strauss, no run, again on the pads, turned away straight to the fielder at short midwicket

33.5

Kumble to Strauss, no run, driven straight to Tendulkar at midwicket

33.6

Kumble to Strauss, no run, slightly short and turning in from outside the off stump, defended on the back-foot and the ball rolls away on the off side

England 95/1   AJ Strauss 53* (98b 6x4)

35.1

Kumble to Strauss, 3 runs, down the leg side and that's a bad delivery, Strauss gets well inside the line and clips it away fine, Pathan moves across quickly in the deep and cuts off the boundary

England 98/1   AJ Strauss 56* (99b 6x4)

36.1

Patel to Strauss, no run, short of a good length delivery, bowled from round the wicket and coming in with the angle, Strauss stays back and turns it away straight to Tendulkar at square leg

36.2

Patel to Strauss, no run, pitched up outside the off stump, Patel mixing it up nicely here, Strauss pushes forward and punches it straight to Pathan at mid-off

36.3

Patel to Strauss, no run, good length delivery, again angled into the right-hander, Strauss pushes forward and drives it down to mid-on

36.4

Patel to Strauss, 2 runs, full and on the pads and Strauss clips it away towards square leg, Tendulkar there dives across and half-stops it, saved a certain four

36.5

Patel to Strauss, no run, length ball, Strauss defends it away

36.6

Patel to Strauss, no run, good line and just short of a length, Strauss defends on the back-foot and the ball zips past the outside edge, good delivery to end the over

England 104/1   AJ Strauss 58* (105b 6x4)

37.5

Kumble to Strauss, no run, drifting down the leg side and Strauss leaves it alone

37.6

Kumble to Strauss, no run, full and on the pads, turned away towards square leg

England 105/1   AJ Strauss 58* (107b 6x4)

38.5

Patel to Strauss, 1 run, good length delivery down the leg side, Strauss works it away well wide of the fielder at midwicket, yet another easy single added to the total

England 107/1   AJ Strauss 59* (108b 6x4)

39.1

Kumble to Strauss, no run, good line and length, Strauss defends it on the front-foot and the ball rolls away on the off side

39.2

Kumble to Strauss, no run, full and on the stumps, Strauss jams his bat down and the ball rolls back to the bowler

39.3

Kumble to Strauss, SIX, short ball, hopeless long-hop and Strauss pulls it away over the midwicket fence and that's the first six of the match. Strauss continues to pile on the runs, India badly need a breakthrough!

39.4

Kumble to Strauss, no run, line and length, Strauss defends it

39.5

Kumble to Strauss, no run, length but down leg, Strauss keeps it out

39.6

Kumble to Strauss, no run, forced away towards mid-off, end of a good over for England

England 113/1   AJ Strauss 65* (114b 6x4 1x6)

40.2

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, length ball outside the off stump, angling across and Strauss leaves it alone for the keeper

40.3

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, again pitched wide outside the off stump and angling across, Sreesanth tyring to bore the batsman out and Strauss in turn is testing the spectators.

40.4

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, pitched up outside the off stump, driven straight to the fielder at mid-off

40.5

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, good length delivery, hint of reverse swing, defended down on the leg side

40.6

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, driven hard into the track and the ball lobs up over the bowler

England 114/1   AJ Strauss 65* (119b 6x4 1x6)

41.2

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, pitched in line and turning across, Strauss stands tall on the back-foot and punches it back to the bowler

41.3

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, FOUR, tossed up on the middle and off stump line, Strauss goes for the sweep and connects well, ball races away to the backward square leg fence, top shot

41.4

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, good length delivery, Strauss defends it away on the off side

41.5

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, line and length, Strauss defends it

41.6

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, good length delivery, pitched outside the off stump and spinning away further, Strauss leaves it through to the keeper

England 119/1   AJ Strauss 69* (124b 7x4 1x6)

42.4

Sreesanth to Strauss, 1 run, on the pads, turned away through square leg for an easy single

England 129/1   AJ Strauss 70* (125b 7x4 1x6)

43.1

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, wide half volley, turning away further, Strauss not interested

43.2

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, FOUR, good length but wide of the off stump, Strauss rocks back and cuts late, ball races away to the third man fence, excellent placement

43.3

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, 1 run, leg side delivery, turned down to fine leg for an easy single

England 134/1   AJ Strauss 75* (128b 8x4 1x6)

44.1

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, good length delivery, bit wide outside the off stump, Strauss offers no shot

44.2

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, short of a good length delivery, again bit too wide outside the off stump and Strauss leaves it through to the keeper

44.3

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, good length delivery, pitched in line and angling across, driven straight to the fielder at mid-on

44.4

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, good line and length delivery, Strauss drives hard but fails to get it past the fielder at mid-off

44.5

Sreesanth to Strauss, FOUR, fulltoss outside the off stump, horrible delivery to say the least, easy picking for Strauss and he finds the gap between the cover fielders

44.6

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, length ball outside the off stump, Strauss leaves it for Dhoni

England 140/1   AJ Strauss 79* (134b 9x4 1x6)

46.1

Sreesanth to Strauss, 1 run, turned away off the pads to the fine leg region, easy single takes Strauss to 80

46.5

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, bowled from wide of the crease, pitched wide outside the off stump and angling across, no shot offered

46.6

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, driven straight to the fielder at mid-on

England 146/1   AJ Strauss 80* (137b 9x4 1x6)

47.3

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, 1 run, drifting down the leg side, driven away to fine leg

47.6

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, flighted delivery, pitched outside the off stump and turning away, no shot offered

England 149/1   AJ Strauss 81* (139b 9x4 1x6)

49.1

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, good length delivery, pitched outside the off stump and turning away, no shot offered

49.2

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, tossed up on the stumps, turning across, Strauss gets forward and defends it down on the off side

49.3

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, beauty, on the stumps and turning away sharply, Strauss is beaten by the extra bounce

49.4

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, good line and length, Strauss drives it straight back to the bowler

49.5

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, 2 runs, flat delivery, turning across the left-hander, Strauss gets forward and drives it well wide of the fielder at cover, 150 comes up for England

49.6

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, quicker delivery on the pads, turned away straight to the fielder at square leg

England 151/1   AJ Strauss 83* (145b 9x4 1x6)

50.3

Kumble to Strauss, no run, quicker delivery, pitched close to the off stump line and turning in, defended on the back-foot

50.4

Kumble to Strauss, no run, again close to the off stump line, played off the back-foot and the ball rolls back to the bowler

50.5

Kumble to Strauss, no run, down the leg side, Strauss goes back and turns it away towards midwicket

50.6

Kumble to Strauss, no run, driven off the back-foot to the cover region, end of a harmless over

England 152/1   AJ Strauss 83* (149b 9x4 1x6)

52.1

Kumble to Strauss, no run, well fligted delivery outside the off stump, bowled from round the stumps, Strauss pulls away late

52.2

Kumble to Strauss, no run, turning in, defended on the front-foot

52.3

Kumble to Strauss, no run, full delivery, close to the off stump line, Strauss pushes forward and drives it straight to Harbhajan at mid-on

52.4

Kumble to Strauss, 1 run, edged away behind square on the off side, quick single taken

England 157/1   AJ Strauss 84* (153b 9x4 1x6)

53.1

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, tossed up and turning away from close to the off stump line, defended on the front-foot

53.2

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, doosra down the leg side, Strauss defends but fails to connect, ball clips the pad and fall dead on the leg side

53.3

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, driven away towards cover

53.4

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, good length but down leg, Strauss defends off the back foot and the ball rolls away towards short midwicket

53.5

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, 1 run, turned away well wide of the fielder at square leg, easy single

England 158/1   AJ Strauss 85* (158b 9x4 1x6)

54.1

Kumble to Strauss, no run, full and turning in, punched away towards midwicket

54.2

Kumble to Strauss, no run, bit wide outside the off stump and Strauss leaves it through to the keeper

54.3

Kumble to Strauss, no run, turning in from way outside the off stump, Strauss covers the line with his pad and leaves it for the keeper

54.4

Kumble to Strauss, no run, forced away towards point

54.5

Kumble to Strauss, no run, full and turning in, Strauss gets a good stride forward and pads it away

54.6

Kumble to Strauss, no run, full on the stumps, defended back to the bowler

England 158/1   AJ Strauss 85* (164b 9x4 1x6)

56.1

Patel to Strauss, no run, good length delivery on the pads, clipped away towards midwicket

56.2

Patel to Strauss, no run, length ball outside the off stump, angling away from the left-hander, Strauss leaves it alone for the keeper

56.3

Patel to Strauss, no run, length ball outside the off stump, again angling away from from Strauss, no shot offered

56.4

Patel to Strauss, 3 runs, good length delivery outside the off stump and Strauss drives it away through the gap between cover and point, outfield slows the ball down and Tendulkar catches up

England 161/1   AJ Strauss 88* (168b 9x4 1x6)

57.1

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, wide outside the off stump and turning away further, bowled from round the wicket, Strauss leaves it through to the keeper

57.2

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, FOUR, in the slot outside the off stump and Strauss carves it away to the third man fence and the boundary takes him to 92!

57.3

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, good line and length delivery, Strauss defends off the back foot

57.4

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, FOUR, slightly short and close to the off stump line, Strauss cuts off the back-foot and the ball goes off the edge, Dravid at first slip hardly got any time to react

57.5

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, FOUR, 8th Test hundred! tossed up outside the off stump and Strauss sweeps it away to the midwicket fence, lovely shot

57.6

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, defended on the front-foot, end of a good over for England

England 175/1   AJ Strauss 100* (174b 12x4 1x6)

58.2

Patel to Strauss, no run, short of a good length delivery, pitched outside the off stump and angling away, no shot offered

58.3

Patel to Strauss, no run, short of a length and outside off stump, Strauss leaves it through to Dhoni

58.4

Patel to Strauss, no run, short and wide outside the off stump, Strauss not interested

58.5

Patel to Strauss, no run, again short of a length and outside the off stump, Dhoni is the only person interested

58.6

Patel to Strauss, no run, good line but too full, bowled from round the stumps, driven straight to the fielder at cover

England 176/1   AJ Strauss 100* (179b 12x4 1x6)

59.5

Kumble to Strauss, no run, line and length, bowled from round the stumps, Strauss pushes forward and defends it straight back to the bowler

59.6

Kumble to Strauss, no run, turned away straight to the fielder at short leg

England 177/1   AJ Strauss 100* (181b 12x4 1x6)

61.1

Kumble to Strauss, no run, line and length, Strauss defends it

61.2

Kumble to Strauss, no run, good length delivery, Strauss on the back foot defending

61.3

Kumble to Strauss, FOUR, short and wide outside the off stump, Strauss rocks back but cuts late and the ball races away to the third man fence, well played

61.4

Kumble to Strauss, no run, good line and length delivery, Strauss pushes forward and defends it away

61.5

Kumble to Strauss, no run, driven straight to the fielder at point

61.6

Kumble to Strauss, 2 runs, flicked away off the pads to deep backward square leg

England 184/1   AJ Strauss 106* (187b 13x4 1x6)

62.2

Patel to Strauss, no run, sends down a bouncer, bowled from round the stumps and angling in, Strauss ducks under it

62.3

Patel to Strauss, no run, hit on the pad trying to defended, appeal turned down

62.4

Patel to Strauss, no run, and again, this one nipped back in sharply and Strauss gets hit on the pad, loud confident appeal for lbw turned down, close call

62.5

Patel to Strauss, no run, another ripper, short of a good length delivery, bowled from wide of the crease and this one came back in sharply and Strauss is comprehensively beaten

62.6

Patel to Strauss, no run, good line and length delivery, Strauss defends, end of a fantastic over

England 185/1   AJ Strauss 106* (192b 13x4 1x6)

64.1

Patel to Strauss, no run, short and wide of the off stump, Strauss leaves it alone for the keeper

64.2

Patel to Strauss, no run, angling in, played away towards midwicket

64.3

Patel to Strauss, no run, short of a length and angling in from outside the off stump, defended on the back-foot

64.4

Patel to Strauss, FOUR, short ball, angled in from outside the off stump, Strauss goes for the hook and the ball steeples off the top edge, luckily for him the fielder at fine leg is square and the ball falls safely in the deep

64.5

Patel to Strauss, 1 run, back of a length and down the leg side, Strauss works it away towards midwicket

England 194/1   AJ Strauss 111* (197b 14x4 1x6)

65.1

Kumble to Strauss, no run, length ball, Strauss works it past the fielder at short leg

65.2

Kumble to Strauss, no run, tossed up and turning in, defended straight to the fielder at point

65.3

Kumble to Strauss, no run, well bowled googly and Strauss is beaten outside the off stump, not sure if he got a touch on it, Dhoni fails to collect it cleanly and the ball rolls away towards short fine leg

65.4

Kumble to Strauss, no run, defended outside the off stump

65.5

Kumble to Strauss, no run

65.6

Kumble to Strauss, 1 run, on the stumps, swept away to fine leg for an easy single

England 195/1   AJ Strauss 112* (203b 14x4 1x6)

66.1

Pathan to Strauss, FOUR, strays on to middle and leg, gentle loosener, Strauss moves across a bit and clips it away to the fine leg fence, Pathan continues to be expensive!

66.2

Pathan to Strauss, 2 runs, good length and wide of the off stump, Strauss waits for the ball and at the last moment dads it down to the vacant third man region, 200 comes up for England!

66.3

Pathan to Strauss, FOUR, Pathan continues to struggle! full toss on the stumps, yorker gone wrong? Strauss moves across and flicks it away to the vacant fine leg fence, easy picking

66.4

Pathan to Strauss, no run, driven down to mid-on

66.5

Pathan to Strauss, no run

66.6

Pathan to Strauss, no run, good length but wide of the off stump, Strauss leaves it alone for the keeper, another expensive Pathan over comes to an end

England 205/1   AJ Strauss 122* (209b 16x4 1x6)

68.1

Pathan to Strauss, no run, good length and wide of the off stump, Strauss defends it away

68.2

Pathan to Strauss, no run, good length delivery, Strauss drives well but fails to get it past the fielder at mid-off

68.3

Pathan to Strauss, no run, short and wide outside the off stump, was there to be hit and Strauss cuts hard, powerful shot but the ball goes straight to the fielder at point

68.4

Pathan to Strauss, 1 run, full and on the legs, clipped away behind square on the leg side

England 212/1   AJ Strauss 123* (213b 16x4 1x6)

69.1

Kumble to Strauss, no run, beaten outside the off stump

69.2

Kumble to Strauss, no run, played away behind point

69.3

Kumble to Strauss, no run, edged and dropped ! well bowled googly, Strauss is beaten comprehensively and the edge is produced but Dhoni fails to hold on to a fairly easy chance, costly miss that

69.4

Kumble to Strauss, no run, good length but wide of the off stump, Strauss keeps it out

69.5

Kumble to Strauss, no run, again beaten outside the off stump, Kumble at his best

69.6

Kumble to Strauss, no run, good length and wide of the off stump, no shot offered, end of a good over

England 212/1   AJ Strauss 123* (219b 16x4 1x6)

70.3

Pathan to Strauss, no run

70.4

Pathan to Strauss, no run, good length but wide of the off stump, the one that goes straight on, Strauss watchfully leaves it through to the keeper

70.5

Pathan to Strauss, no run, again good length and wide of the off stump, Strauss shoulders arms

70.6

Pathan to Strauss, no run, again bit too wide outside the off stump to interest Strauss

England 213/1   AJ Strauss 123* (223b 16x4 1x6)

71.3

Kumble to Strauss, no run, good length but wide of the off stump, Strauss plays no shot

71.4

Kumble to Strauss, no run, wide outside the off stump, Strauss defends it towards point

71.5

Kumble to Strauss, no run, length ball outside the off stump, bit too wide and Strauss leaves it for the keeper

71.6

Kumble to Strauss, no run, turned away off the back-foot to the midwicket region

England 214/1   AJ Strauss 123* (227b 16x4 1x6)

72.2

Pathan to Strauss, FOUR, full and on the stumps, Strauss moves forward and across and drives it away through midwicket, no stopping that

72.3

Pathan to Strauss, no run, length ball outside the off stump, no shot offered

72.4

Pathan to Strauss, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, the one that goes straight on, Strauss leaves it through to the keeper

72.5

Pathan to Strauss, no run, again short and wide outside the off stump, Strauss not interested

72.6

Pathan to Strauss, no run, good line and length, driven away towards midwicket

England 219/1   AJ Strauss 127* (232b 17x4 1x6)

74.1

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, good length but wide of the off stump, Strauss watchfully leaves it through to the keeper

74.2

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, good line and just short of a length, straight as an arrow, Strauss not interested

74.3

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, length ball outside the off stump, angling away from the left-hander, Strauss offers no shot and the ball thuds into the keeper's gloves

74.4

Sreesanth to Strauss, 1 run, good length delivery, close to the off stump line, Strauss drives and the ball rolls away off the inner half of the bat

England 226/1   AJ Strauss 128* (236b 17x4 1x6)

75.1

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, tossed up and turning away, bowled from round the wicket, Strauss leaves it for the keeper

75.2

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, closer to the off stump line, defended on the front-foot

75.3

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, OUT, 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.

AJ Strauss c †Dhoni b Harbhajan Singh 128 (329m 240b 17x4 1x6) SR: 53.33

England 230/2   AJ Strauss 128 (239b 17x4 1x6)
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