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

100.1

Pathan to Flintoff, 1 run, length ball on the middle and leg stump line, Flintoff pushes forward and works it away well wide of Tendulkar at mid-on, 300 comes up for England!

100.2

Pathan to Collingwood, no run, just short of a length, pitched in line and angling across, Collingwood drives off the back-foot and the ball rolls away towards cover

100.3

Pathan to Collingwood, no run, good bouncer, angled in from outside the leg stump, Collingwood nicely ducks under it

100.4

Pathan to Collingwood, no run, short of a good length delivery, Collingwood drives off the back-foot and the ball goes straight to the fielder at mid-off

100.5

Pathan to Collingwood, no run, good length ball, pitched wide outside the off stump and angling away futher, no shot offered

100.6

Pathan to Collingwood, 2 runs, good length delivery on the pads, Collingwood clips it away behind square on the leg side, had to rush back for the second

End of over 101 (3 runs) England 302/3
PD Collingwood    25* (81b 2x4)      IK Pathan    15-3-63-0
A Flintoff    31* (58b 3x4 2x6)      MM Patel    23-4-55-0

101.1

Patel to Flintoff, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, went straight-on after pitching, Flintoff gets well foward and defends it down safely

101.2

Patel to Flintoff, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, Flintoff shoulders arms

101.3

Patel to Flintoff, FOUR, slightly short and bit wide outside the off stump, Flintoff strides forward and carves it away through cover point, try stopping that!

101.4

Patel to Flintoff, no run, driven straight to the cover fielder

101.5

Patel to Flintoff, no run, length ball outside the off stump, Flintoff leaves it through to the keeper

101.6

Patel to Flintoff, SIX, short ball and Flintoff instinctively goes after it, connects well and the ball sails down to the fine leg region, Pathan in the deep takes it cleanly but fails to stay inside the rope, close call - frustration continues for Patel!

End of over 102 (10 runs) England 312/3
A Flintoff    41* (64b 4x4 3x6)      MM Patel    24-4-65-0
PD Collingwood    25* (81b 2x4)      IK Pathan    15-3-63-0

102.1

Pathan to Collingwood, no run, short leg side delivery, no shot offered

102.2

Pathan to Collingwood, no run, length ball outside the off stump, Collingwood drives it away towards cover

102.3

Pathan to Collingwood, 1 run, short and down leg, Collingwood works it away behind square on the leg side

102.4

Pathan to Flintoff, no run, sends down a short one, Flintoff ducks under it

102.5

Pathan to Flintoff, no run, short and wide of the off stump, Flintoff driving off the back foot and the ball goes straight to the fielder at cover

102.6

Pathan to Flintoff, no run, driven straight to the fielder at gully

End of over 103 (1 run) England 313/3
A Flintoff    41* (67b 4x4 3x6)      IK Pathan    16-3-64-0
PD Collingwood    26* (84b 2x4)      MM Patel    24-4-65-0

103.1

Kumble to Collingwood, no run, good line and length, Collingwood drives it down to mid-off

103.2

Kumble to Collingwood, no run, tossed up on the stumps, defended stretching well forward

103.3

Kumble to Collingwood, no run, full on the stumps, Collingwood defends it watchfully

103.4

Kumble to Collingwood, FOUR, on the stumps, Collingwood comes down the track and swings hard, ball clips the outside edge and lobs up wide of the fielder at backward point

103.5

Kumble to Collingwood, 1 run, leg side delivery, Collingwood works it away behind square on the leg side

103.6

Kumble to Flintoff, no run, flighted delivery on the middle and off, defended on the front-foot

End of over 104 (5 runs) England 318/3
A Flintoff    41* (68b 4x4 3x6)      A Kumble    26-5-60-0
PD Collingwood    31* (89b 3x4)      IK Pathan    16-3-64-0

104.1

Pathan to Collingwood, no run

104.2

Pathan to Collingwood, no run, on the middle and leg and angling across, Collingwood stays back and plays it away on the leg side

104.3

Pathan to Collingwood, no run, bouncer, bowled from round the wicket and coming in with the angle, Collingwood reads it well, sways back and avoids it well

104.4

Pathan to Collingwood, no run, good line and length, coming in with the angle, Collingwood looking to work it away on the leg side fails to make contact, ball hits the pad and rolls away on the off side

104.5

Pathan to Collingwood, no run, length ball, Collingwood defends off the back foot

104.6

Pathan to Collingwood, no run, good line and just short of a length, Collingwood stands tall on the back-foot and punches it down to mid-on

End of over 105 (maiden) England 318/3
PD Collingwood    31* (95b 3x4)      IK Pathan    17-4-64-0
A Flintoff    41* (68b 4x4 3x6)      A Kumble    26-5-60-0

105.1

Kumble to Flintoff, no run, on the middle and leg stump line, Flintoff stretches well forward and punches it down to mid-on

105.2

Kumble to Flintoff, no run, good line and length, defended watchfully

105.3

Kumble to Flintoff, FOUR, slightly short, Flintoff quickly picks up the length, rocks back and pulls it away to the midwicket fence, shot!

105.4

Kumble to Flintoff, FOUR, quicker delivery on the pads, Flintoff moves forward, converts it into a half-volley and clips it away to the midwicket fence, fantastic shot - Kumble being taken apart here!

105.5

Kumble to Flintoff, no run, defended on the front-foot

105.6

Kumble to Flintoff, no run, flicked away in the air to the midwicket region, fell well short of the diving fielder there

Sreesanth into the attack now.

End of over 106 (8 runs) England 326/3
A Flintoff    49* (74b 6x4 3x6)      A Kumble    27-5-68-0
PD Collingwood    31* (95b 3x4)      IK Pathan    17-4-64-0

106.1

Sreesanth to Collingwood, no run, starts off with a good length delivery outside the off stump, Collingwood stays back and drives it away towards cover

106.2

Sreesanth to Collingwood, no run, length ball outside the off stump, Collingwood leaves it through to the keeper

106.3

Sreesanth to Collingwood, no run, length ball outside the off stump, no shot offered

106.4

Sreesanth to Collingwood, no run, good line and length delivery, this one straightened a bit after hitting the deck, Collingwood drives off the back foot and gets it away towards mid-on, well played in the end

106.5

Sreesanth to Collingwood, no run, surprise bouncer, Collingwood comfortably ducks under it

106.6

Sreesanth to Collingwood, no run, good line and length delivery, defended on the front-foot

End of over 107 (maiden) England 326/3
PD Collingwood    31* (101b 3x4)      S Sreesanth    18-5-51-2
A Flintoff    49* (74b 6x4 3x6)      A Kumble    27-5-68-0

107.1

Kumble to Flintoff, no run, on the middle and off stump line, Flintoff defends stretching well forward, ball clips the inner half of the bat and rolls away on the leg side

107.2

Kumble to Flintoff, no run, quicker delivery on the stumps,. again the ball rolls off the inner half of the bat

107.3

Kumble to Flintoff, no run, pitched in line and turning away, Flintoff steps forward and swings hard, eyeing the midwicket fence, gets beaten by the extra bounce but Dhoni fails to collect it cleanly and no damage is done

107.4

Kumble to Flintoff, no run, watchfully defended on the back-foot

107.5

Kumble to Flintoff, no run, driven straight to Yuvraj at point

107.6

Kumble to Flintoff, no run, on the pads, turned away towards square leg

End of over 108 (maiden) England 326/3
A Flintoff    49* (80b 6x4 3x6)      A Kumble    28-6-68-0
PD Collingwood    31* (101b 3x4)      S Sreesanth    18-5-51-2

108.1

Sreesanth to Collingwood, OUT, Sreesanth strikes again! slightly short, right in the channel and this one shaped away a touch after drifting in and Collingwood tamely nicks it straight to Dhoni behind the stumps, finally a catch is held and that's a crucial breakthrough for India

PD Collingwood c †Dhoni b Sreesanth 31 (152m 102b 3x4 0x6) SR: 30.39

End of a fine partnership - Owais Shah is back.

108.2

Sreesanth to Shah, 1 leg bye, clips the pad and runs down fine

108.3

Sreesanth to Flintoff, no run, defended

108.4

Sreesanth to Flintoff, no run, played away towards gully

108.5

Sreesanth to Flintoff, 1 run, fifty! turned away off the pads to deep midwicket

108.6

Sreesanth to Shah, no run, pulled away to mid-on, not a well timed shot

End of over 109 (2 runs) England 328/4
OA Shah    50* (100b 8x4)      S Sreesanth    19-5-52-3
A Flintoff    50* (83b 6x4 3x6)      A Kumble    28-6-68-0

109.1

Kumble to Flintoff, no run

109.2

Kumble to Flintoff, OUT, gone! tossed up on the middle and off stump line, Flintoff hits against the break and the ball sails down to deep midwicket, Tendulkar in the deep covers a lot of ground and takes it cleanly, Kumble gets one to his name - England five down

A Flintoff c Tendulkar b Kumble 50 (136m 85b 6x4 3x6) SR: 58.82

109.3

Kumble to Jones, no run, good length delivery, Jones defends on the front foot

109.4

Kumble to Jones, no run, good length delivery, defended watchfully

109.5

Kumble to Jones, no run, watchfully played

109.6

Kumble to Jones, no run

End of over 110 (wicket maiden) England 328/5
GO Jones    0* (4b)      A Kumble    29-7-68-1
OA Shah    50* (100b 8x4)      S Sreesanth    19-5-52-3

110.1

Sreesanth to Shah, no run, short of a length and outside the off stump, no shot offered

110.2

Sreesanth to Shah, no run, straight delivery outside the off stump, no shot offered

110.3

Sreesanth to Shah, no run, probing line and length, driven away towards cover

110.4

Sreesanth to Shah, no run, wide outside the off stump, driven away towards the gully region, fails to get it past the fielder there

110.5

Sreesanth to Shah, FOUR, short ball and Shah pulls it away well in front of square on the leg side, got right on top of the bounce and rolled his wrists over to keep it down

110.6

Sreesanth to Shah, no run, length ball outside the off stump, driven straight to the fielder at cover

End of over 111 (4 runs) England 332/5
OA Shah    54* (106b 9x4)      S Sreesanth    20-5-56-3
GO Jones    0* (4b)      A Kumble    29-7-68-1

111.1

Kumble to Jones, no run, length ball outside the off stump, Jones punches it away off the back-foot, cover fielder moves across quickly and cuts off the single

111.2

Kumble to Jones, 1 run, on the pads and Jones works it away behind square on the leg side

111.3

Kumble to Shah, no run, quicker and fuller, defended straight back to the bowler

111.4

Kumble to Shah, no run, pitched up on the stumps, defended stretching well forward

111.5

Kumble to Shah, no run, length but down leg, Shah gets hit on the pad, half hearted appeal for lbw turned down

111.6

Kumble to Shah, no run, bit wide outside the off stump, forced away well wide of the fielder at silly point

End of over 112 (1 run) England 333/5
OA Shah    54* (110b 9x4)      A Kumble    30-7-69-1
GO Jones    1* (6b)      S Sreesanth    20-5-56-3

112.1

Sreesanth to Jones, OUT, another one bites the dust and it's that man Sreesanth again! good length delivery outside the off stump, bit of extra bounce and a hint of away movement, Jones drives away from his body and the edge goes straight to Kumble at gully

GO Jones c Kumble b Sreesanth 1 (11m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.28

It's time for Jones to join the procession, England six down and in a spot of bother here. Shaun Udal is the next man in.

112.2

Sreesanth to Udal, no run, good length delivery, defended back to the bowler

112.3

Sreesanth to Udal, FOUR, good length delivery outside the off stump, Udal goes for the drive and is beaten by the late away movement, ball clips the edge and races away to the third man fence

112.4

Sreesanth to Udal, FOUR, pitched up on the pads and that's neatly flicked away to the midwicket fence

112.5

Sreesanth to Udal, no run

112.6

Sreesanth to Udal, 1 wide, bouncer and that's called a wide

112.6

Sreesanth to Udal, 2 byes, good length but wide of the off stump, no shot offered, Dhoni messes up an easy take and two more runs are added to the total

End of over 113 (11 runs) England 344/6
SD Udal    8* (5b 2x4)      S Sreesanth    21-5-65-4
OA Shah    54* (110b 9x4)      A Kumble    30-7-69-1

113.1

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

113.2

Kumble to Udal, no run, length ball outside the off stump, no shot offered

113.3

Kumble to Udal, no run, good length delivery, Udal defends on the front foot

113.4

Kumble to Udal, no run, good line and length delivery, Udal defends off the back foot and the ball rolls back to the bowler

113.5

Kumble to Udal, no run, good length but down leg, Udal drives it straight to the fielder at mid-on

113.6

Kumble to Udal, no run, good line and length, Udal pushes forward and defends it down watchfully

After a good start by Flintoff and Collingwood this morning, India came back into the game through Sreesanth and Kumble and at the moment the match is nicely poised and it will be an interesting post-lunch session, do join us in 30 minutes for all the live action. Until then this is Sajan Nair signing off. Flintoff and Collingwood started off from where they left, Munaf Patel was the pick of the bowlers, he bowled beautifully but the fielders failed to support him, as many as three catches were dropped off his bowling and India were looking down the wrong end of the barrel, but towards the end of the first session, Sreesanth came up with an inspired spell of bowling that changed things around for India. Collingwood was the first wicket of the day, he was beaten by an away going delivery from Sreesanth, Flintoff soon followed, caught in the deep by Tendulkar off Kumble, Jones was in a hurry and his wild drive found Kumble at gully. One more good partnership and England will be right on top, so far Shah and Udal have added 12 runs for the 7th wicket, first hour of play after lunch will be crucial for both the teams. Players are back in the middle and we are all set for the start of the post-lunch session, it will be Munaf Patel to start proceedings

End of over 114 (1 run) England 345/6
SD Udal    8* (10b 2x4)      A Kumble    31-7-70-1
OA Shah    55* (111b 9x4)      S Sreesanth    21-5-65-4

114.1

Patel to Shah, no run, start off with a short delivery on the stumps, this one stayed a bit low, Shah ducks under it

114.2

Patel to Shah, no run, short of a length and angling in from outside the off stump, Shah pushes forward and defends it with a straight bat, ball rolls back to the bowler

114.3

Patel to Shah, 1 run, again slightly short, drifting down the leg side, Shah gets well inside the line and tucks it away to deep fine leg for an easy single

114.4

Patel to Udal, no run, good length delivery, this one nipped back in sharply, Udal moves forward and punches it down to mid-on

114.5

Patel to Udal, no run, bouncer, coming in with the angle, Udal ducks under it comfortably

114.6

Patel to Udal, no run, good line and just short of a length, Udal stays back and punches it down the track to the mid-on region

Kumble to continue from the other end. Slip, silly point and a short leg in place.

End of over 115 (1 run) England 346/6
SD Udal    8* (13b 2x4)      MM Patel    25-4-66-0
OA Shah    56* (114b 9x4)      A Kumble    31-7-70-1

115.1

Kumble to Shah, 1 run, fraction short and on the middle and off stump line, Shah quickly goes back and punches it away well wide of Harbhajan at point

115.2

Kumble to Udal, no run, on the stumps, Udal goes for the sweep and gets hit on the pad, appeal for lbw turned down, that was mighty close

115.3

Kumble to Udal, no run, good length delivery, Udal pushes forward

115.4

Kumble to Udal, 1 run, inside edge and the ball rolls away on the leg side

115.5

Kumble to Shah, no run, length ball, Shah defends on the front foot with a straight bat and the ball rolls back to the bowler

115.6

Kumble to Shah, 1 run, full and on the pads, turned away to the vacant midwicket region

End of over 116 (3 runs) England 349/6
OA Shah    58* (117b 9x4)      A Kumble    32-7-73-1
SD Udal    9* (16b 2x4)      MM Patel    25-4-66-0

116.1

Patel to Shah, FOUR, pitched up and angling in, Shah gets forward and drives it straight back past the bowler to the long-off fence, lovely drive

116.2

Patel to Shah, no run, good length delivery, driven away towards point

116.3

Patel to Shah, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, driven straight to the fielder at extra cover

116.4

Patel to Shah, no run, short of a length and outside off stump, bit of width and Shah goes after it, the shot is not timed well enough and the ball zips past the outside edge

116.5

Patel to Shah, no run, short of length and coming in with the angle, Shah gets right behind the line and defends it with a straight bat

116.6

Patel to Shah, 1 run, good length delivery, wide outside the off stump and Shah comes down hard at it, not a well timed shot but the ball goes wide of the fielder at mid-off and the batsmen scamper through for a single, Dhoni moves across quickly and cuts off the overthrow

End of over 117 (5 runs) England 354/6
OA Shah    63* (123b 10x4)      MM Patel    26-4-71-0
SD Udal    9* (16b 2x4)      A Kumble    32-7-73-1

117.1

Kumble to Shah, no run, good line and length delivery, defended on the front-foot

117.2

Kumble to Shah, no run, swept away on the leg side, not a well timed shot

117.3

Kumble to Shah, 1 run, this time the sweep shot connects well and the ball rolls down to deep fine leg

117.4

Kumble to Udal, no run, quicker delivery on the middle and off stump line, defended down on the off side, not a convincing shot

117.5

Kumble to Udal, no run, good length but wide of the off stump, Udal drives off the back-foot and the ball rolls away towards cover

117.6

Kumble to Udal, no run, much slower and on the pads, turned away towards midwicket

End of over 118 (1 run) England 355/6
SD Udal    9* (19b 2x4)      A Kumble    33-7-74-1
OA Shah    64* (126b 10x4)      MM Patel    26-4-71-0

118.1

Patel to Shah, no run, short of a length, Shah drives straight and the ball hits the stumps at the other end

118.2

Patel to Shah, no run, length ball outside the off stump, Shah pushes it off the back foot and the ball rolls away towards cover

118.3

Patel to Shah, 1 run, pulled away nicely

118.4

Patel to Udal, no run, good line and length, Udal drives it down to mid-on

118.5

Patel to Udal, OUT, good length delivery, this one nipped back in sharply, Udal plays down the wrong line and is trapped plumb in front, Umpire Taufel had a good long look and in the end adjudicated in favour of the bowler, Patel finally gets one to his name!

SD Udal lbw b Patel 9 (30m 21b 2x4 0x6) SR: 42.85

118.6

Patel to Hoggard, OUT, make that two! another ripper, perfect line and length, hint of reverse swing and Hoggard is beaten comprehensively, leg stumps goes for a walk and Patel is on a hat-trick here!

MJ Hoggard b Patel 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

End of over 119 (1 run) England 356/8
     MM Patel    27-4-72-2
OA Shah    65* (129b 10x4)      A Kumble    33-7-74-1

119.1

Kumble to Shah, no run, good length delivery, Shah defends it

119.2

Kumble to Shah, no run, length ball, Shah defends on the front foot

119.3

Kumble to Shah, no run, length ball, Shah comes forward and drives it down to mid-on

119.4

Kumble to Shah, no run, good length delivery, Shah hits it into the leg side

119.5

Kumble to Shah, 1 run, down the leg side, Shah works away towards square leg

119.6

Kumble to Anderson, no run, well bowled googly, Anderson picks it up and leaves it through to the keeper

Hat-trick ball coming up!

End of over 120 (1 run) England 357/8
JM Anderson    0* (1b)      A Kumble    34-7-75-1
OA Shah    66* (134b 10x4)      MM Patel    27-4-72-2

120.1

Patel to Shah, no run, pitched up outside the off stump and Shah drives it straight to the fielder at mid-off, bit of an anti-climax there

120.2

Patel to Shah, no run, bouncer on the stumps, Shah ducks under it

120.3

Patel to Shah, no run, good line and length, turned away through square leg but they decide not to go for the single

120.4

Patel to Shah, FOUR, good length delivery outside the off stump, Shah gets forward and hammers it past the fielder at long-off, excellent placement

120.5

Patel to Shah, 1 run, the one that nips back in, Shah ends up with an inside edge onto the pad and the ball rolls away on the off side, quick single taken and it's time for Anderson to face the music

120.6

Patel to Anderson, no run, amlost! short of a good length delivery, bowled from round the stumps and coming in with the angle, Anderson pokes at it and the ball zips past the outside edge

End of over 121 (5 runs) England 362/8
JM Anderson    0* (2b)      MM Patel    28-4-77-2
OA Shah    71* (139b 11x4)      A Kumble    34-7-75-1

121.1

Kumble to Shah, no run, defended on the front-foot

121.2

Kumble to Shah, no run, full and on the stumps, defended stretching well forward

121.3

Kumble to Shah, no run, played away on the leg side

121.4

Kumble to Shah, 1 run, turned away in the air and the ball goes past Yuvraj at short leg, hard chance

121.5

Kumble to Anderson, no run, good length delivery, driven away towards cover

121.6

Kumble to Anderson, no run, pitched on middle and off and turning in, Anderson goes right back and defends it down on the track

End of over 122 (1 run) England 363/8
JM Anderson    0* (4b)      A Kumble    35-7-76-1
OA Shah    72* (143b 11x4)      MM Patel    28-4-77-2

122.1

Patel to Shah, no run, good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, defended straight back down the track to mid-on

122.2

Patel to Shah, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, driven away towards cover

122.3

Patel to Shah, no run, full and on the pads, attempted yorker, Shah moves across and flicks it away towards fine leg but the single is not taken

122.4

Patel to Shah, FOUR, attempted yorker, ends up as a low fulltoss, Shah quickly gets into a good position and clips it away to the backward square leg fence

122.5

Patel to Shah, no run, cut away straight to the fielder at point

122.6

Patel to Shah, no run, full on the stumps, driven straight back to the bowler

Harbhajan Singh replaces Kumble.

End of over 123 (4 runs) England 367/8
OA Shah    76* (149b 12x4)      MM Patel    29-4-81-2
JM Anderson    0* (4b)      A Kumble    35-7-76-1

123.1

Harbhajan Singh to Anderson, no run, pitched close to the off stump line and turning away, Aderson goes for the cut but fails to make contact

123.2

Harbhajan Singh to Anderson, no run, line and length, Anderson leans well forward and efends it down on the leg side

123.3

Harbhajan Singh to Anderson, no run, defended stretching well forward, nicely played

123.4

Harbhajan Singh to Anderson, 1 leg bye, length but down leg, Anderson fails to connect, ball clips the pad and rolls down to short fine leg

123.5

Harbhajan Singh to Shah, 1 run, on the pads, turned away behind square on the leg side

123.6

Harbhajan Singh to Anderson, no run, bowled from round the stumps, tossed up close to the off stump line, Anderson gets forward and defends it down on the off side

Change of ends for Kumble.

End of over 124 (2 runs) England 369/8
JM Anderson    0* (9b)      Harbhajan Singh    22-3-72-1
OA Shah    77* (150b 12x4)      MM Patel    29-4-81-2

124.1

Kumble to Shah, no run, quicker delivery on the stumps, Shah pushes forward to defend and the ball rolls away off the inner half of the bat

124.2

Kumble to Shah, no run, turning across from outside the leg stump, Shah gets right behind the line and defends it with a straight bat

124.3

Kumble to Shah, no run, same line and length, defended on the back-foot

124.4

Kumble to Shah, 1 run, edged away towards point, easy single

124.5

Kumble to Anderson, no run, googly, the one that turns away from the left-hander, Anderson pokes at it away from his body and gets beaten by a long way

124.6

Kumble to Anderson, 2 runs, turned away through the vacant midwicket region, easy two

End of over 125 (3 runs) England 372/8
JM Anderson    2* (11b)      A Kumble    36-7-79-1
OA Shah    78* (154b 12x4)      Harbhajan Singh    22-3-72-1

125.1

Harbhajan Singh to Shah, no run, driven straight to the fielder at point

125.2

Harbhajan Singh to Shah, no run, turning in sharply, defended on the back-foot

125.3

Harbhajan Singh to Shah, (no ball) SIX, take that! tossed up and turning in, Shah dances down the track, nicely gets to the pitch of the delivery and lofts it away well over the long-on fence, it's a no-ball as well

125.3

Harbhajan Singh to Shah, FOUR, excellent comeback delivery, Shah defends on the front-foot and the edge is produced but Dravid at first slip is bit late on it, ball races away to the third man fence

125.4

Harbhajan Singh to Shah, no run

125.5

Harbhajan Singh to Shah, no run, good line and length delivery, Shah drives on the on side

125.6

Harbhajan Singh to Shah, no run, good line and length, Shah defends it

End of over 126 (11 runs) England 383/8
OA Shah    88* (161b 13x4 1x6)      Harbhajan Singh    23-3-83-1
JM Anderson    2* (11b)      A Kumble    36-7-79-1

126.1

Kumble to Anderson, no run, good line and length, Anderson defends it away

126.2

Kumble to Anderson, no run, turn and bounce, Anderson leaves it through to the keeper, well played

126.3

Kumble to Anderson, no run, turned away towards square leg

126.4

Kumble to Anderson, 2 runs, good line and length delivery, Anderson drives on the up and the ball races away to deep backward point

126.5

Kumble to Anderson, no run

126.6

Kumble to Anderson, no run

End of over 127 (2 runs) England 385/8
JM Anderson    4* (17b)      A Kumble    37-7-81-1
OA Shah    88* (161b 13x4 1x6)      Harbhajan Singh    23-3-83-1

127.1

Harbhajan Singh to Shah, no run, tossed up outside the off stump, defended

127.2

Harbhajan Singh to Shah, no run, turning in from wide outside the off stump, Shah comes down the track and defends it down on the leg side

127.3

Harbhajan Singh to Shah, OUT, that's a stunner! flat delivery outside the off stump, turning in, Shah drives on the back-foot and the ball flies off the outside edge, Dravid at first slip dives across to his right and takes it at full stretch, England nine down

OA Shah c Dravid b Harbhajan Singh 88 (228m 163b 13x4 1x6) SR: 53.98

That ball was travelling but Dravid took it as clean as a whistle - Panesar is the last man in.

127.4

Harbhajan Singh to Panesar, no run, played away on the leg side

127.5

Harbhajan Singh to Panesar, no run, defended watchfully

127.6

Harbhajan Singh to Panesar, no run, forced away on the off side - end of a successful over

End of over 128 (wicket maiden) England 385/9
MS Panesar    0* (3b)      Harbhajan Singh    24-4-83-2
JM Anderson    4* (17b)      A Kumble    37-7-81-1

128.1

Kumble to Anderson, no run, well bowled googly and Anderson is beaten outside the off stump

128.2

Kumble to Anderson, no run, on the middle and off, defended on the front-foot

128.3

Kumble to Anderson, no run, defended down on the off side

128.4

Kumble to Anderson, no run, good length delivery, Anderson defends

128.5

Kumble to Anderson, 1 run, turned away off the pad to the fine leg region, easy single

128.6

Kumble to Panesar, no run, excellent delivery to end the over, Panesar is beaten outside the off stump

End of over 129 (1 run) England 386/9
MS Panesar    0* (4b)      A Kumble    38-7-82-1
JM Anderson    5* (22b)      Harbhajan Singh    24-4-83-2

129.1

Harbhajan Singh to Anderson, no run, good length delivery, forced away towards to point

129.2

Harbhajan Singh to Anderson, 1 run, quicker delivery and the inside edge goes past the fielder at short leg, tough chance

129.3

Harbhajan Singh to Panesar, no run, defended on the back-foot

129.4

Harbhajan Singh to Panesar, 1 run, turned away through the vacant square leg region, easy single and Panesar is off the mark

129.5

Harbhajan Singh to Anderson, 1 run, line and length, was the doosra, Anderson drives off the back foot to the cover region, that was pad first, confident appeal for lbw turned down

129.6

Harbhajan Singh to Panesar, no run, length ball, Panesar defends it

End of over 130 (3 runs) England 389/9
MS Panesar    1* (7b)      Harbhajan Singh    25-4-86-2
JM Anderson    7* (25b)      A Kumble    38-7-82-1

130.1

Kumble to Anderson, no run, quicker delivery outside the off stump, Anderson goes for the drive but makes no contact

130.2

Kumble to Anderson, no run, good line and length delivery, defended on the back-foot

130.3

Kumble to Anderson, 1 run, played away off the back-foot to the fine leg region

130.4

Kumble to Panesar, no run, tossed up outside the off stump, driven down to mid-off

130.5

Kumble to Panesar, no run, full and wide outside the off stump, forced away towards point

130.6

Kumble to Panesar, 1 run, edged away well wide of the fielder at first slip

End of over 131 (2 runs) England 391/9
MS Panesar    2* (10b)      A Kumble    39-7-84-1
JM Anderson    8* (28b)      Harbhajan Singh    25-4-86-2

131.1

Harbhajan Singh to Panesar, no run, turn and bounce, edge is produced but the ball falls short of the fielder at slip

131.2

Harbhajan Singh to Panesar, 1 leg bye, goes for the sweep but makes no contact, ball clips the pad and rolls down to fine leg

131.3

Harbhajan Singh to Anderson, no run, line and length, forced away towards point

131.4

Harbhajan Singh to Anderson, 2 runs, tossed up outside the off stump, in the slot and Anderson drives it through cover point

131.5

Harbhajan Singh to Anderson, 1 run, on the pads, turned away well wide of Yuvraj at short leg

131.6

Harbhajan Singh to Panesar, no run, drifting down the leg side, ball clips the pad and rolls away on the leg side

with spin not working, Dravid turns back to the seamers, Sreesanth into the attack now

End of over 132 (4 runs) England 395/9
MS Panesar    2* (13b)      Harbhajan Singh    26-4-89-2
JM Anderson    11* (31b)      A Kumble    39-7-84-1

132.1

Sreesanth to Anderson, 3 runs, on the stumps and Anderson drives it down to mid-on, Kumble dives across and gets a touch on it

132.2

Sreesanth to Panesar, no run, bouncer, bowled from round the stumps and coming in with the angle, Panersar ducks under it

132.3

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

132.4

Sreesanth to Anderson, no run, good line and just short of a length, hint of reverse swing, Anderson goes for the drive but fails to connect

132.5

Sreesanth to Anderson, no run, yorker outside the off stump, Anderson jams his bat down but fails to get a touch on it, ball goes through to the keeper

132.6

Sreesanth to Anderson, 1 run, good line and length delivery, Anderson forces it away behind point, 400 comes up for England!

End of over 133 (5 runs) England 400/9
JM Anderson    15* (35b)      S Sreesanth    22-5-70-4
MS Panesar    3* (15b)      Harbhajan Singh    26-4-89-2

133.1

Harbhajan Singh to Anderson, no run, tossed up outside the off stump, bowled from round the stumps, defended watchfully

133.2

Harbhajan Singh to Anderson, no run, cut away off the back-foot, fails to get it past the fielder at point

133.3

Harbhajan Singh to Anderson, no run, short and wide outside the off stump, Anderson goes for the cut and gets beaten

133.4

Harbhajan Singh to Anderson, OUT, doosra does the trick, Anderson defends on the front-foot, inside edge onto the pad and the ball pops up straight to Yuvraj at short leg, England end up with 400 on the board.

JM Anderson c Yuvraj Singh b Harbhajan Singh 15 (64m 39b 0x4 0x6) SR: 38.46

Players are back, it's going to be a tricky little session for the openers with just about 20 minutes left for tea Hoggard with the new ball, Jaffer on strike - here we go! Three slips and a gully to start with.

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