England tour of India, 2005/06 / Commentary

England in India ODI Series - 2nd ODI

India v England

India won by 4 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)

Hello and Welcome to Cricinfo's live coverage of the 2nd One-Day International between India and England.

The caravan has now moved from India's capital of Delhi to the sub-urban town of Faridabad, which is just a couple of hours from Delhi.

Coming into this match, there has been a lot of talk about England and their tactics, while for India, there has been pressure on the batting form of the top order.

0.1

Pathan to Strauss, no run, starts off with a good length delivery, just a hint of movement away from the wicket, Strauss lets it through to hte wiicket keeper

0.2

Pathan to Strauss, 1 run, good length delivery outside off once again, this time just a little wider, Strauss reaches for it and plays it with soft hands, the ball takes the outside edge and runs wide of the second slip, take a single down to thirdman

0.3

Pathan to Prior, no run, good first delivery to Prior, just outside off and coming back to Prior just a shade, Prior plays it away to cover point

0.4

Pathan to Prior, no run, good one from Pathan, this one came back just a shade, Prior tries to play across the line, misses the line and is rapped on the pads, there's a huge appeal for LBW, but Umpire Jayaprakash is not interested

0.5

Pathan to Prior, no run, good one outside off and swinging into Prior, Prior comes forward and defends to Raina at cover

0.6

Pathan to Prior, 1 run, drifts onto pads this time, and Prior works it away to Sehwag at square leg and takes a singleq

End of over 1 (2 runs) England 2/0 (RR: 2.00)
MJ Prior    1* (4b)      IK Pathan    1-0-2-0
AJ Strauss    1* (2b)     

1.1

Sreesanth to Prior, 1 wide

1.1

Sreesanth to Prior, no run, left alone, outside the off stump

1.2

Sreesanth to Prior, no run

1.3

Sreesanth to Prior, no run

1.4

Sreesanth to Prior, no run, good length delivery outside off and swinging away, Prior comes forward and fishes at it, and is beaten

1.5

Sreesanth to Prior, no run, good length delivery, hits the same spot again, and gets beaten

1.6

Sreesanth to Prior, no run, this time he corrects himself, Sreesanth pitches in the same spot, but this time Prior lets it through to Dhoni behind the stumps

End of over 2 (1 run) England 3/0 (RR: 1.50)
MJ Prior    1* (10b)      S Sreesanth    1-0-1-0
AJ Strauss    1* (2b)      IK Pathan    1-0-2-0

2.1

Pathan to Strauss, no run, good length delivery from Pathan, angling across Strauss, Strauss lets it through to Dhoni behind the stumps, the ball dies on the way through to Dhoni

2.2

Pathan to Strauss, no run, yorker length delivery this time, on and around the off stump, Strauss brings his bat down in time and digs it out

2.3

Pathan to Strauss, no run, good length delivery outside off and shaping further away, Strauss leaves it alone

2.4

Pathan to Strauss, no run, just short of a length this time, Strauss stands tall and punches it away to cover off the backfoot, Kaif is quick to move to his left and save the run

2.5

Pathan to Strauss, no run, a little straighter this time, Strauss picks it from outside the off stump and hits it away to Gambhir at short mid wicket

2.6

Pathan to Strauss, no run, good change of pace from Pathan, Strauss plays for the normal delivery, the ball is released just a little late, Strauss goes for the off drive, the ball takes the inside edge of the bat, crashes into the pads and pops up on the offside, but thankfully it falls in between Pathan and the man at short cover

End of over 3 (maiden) England 3/0 (RR: 1.00)
AJ Strauss    1* (8b)      IK Pathan    2-1-2-0
MJ Prior    1* (10b)      S Sreesanth    1-0-1-0

3.1

Sreesanth to Prior, no run, Sreesanth again in the right areas, Prior is not interested in playing at it, lets it through to Dhoni

3.2

Sreesanth to Prior, no run, another beauty from Sreesanth, pitches outside off and has Prior playing at it, there's just enough movement to beat Prior who plays inside the line of the ball

3.3

Sreesanth to Prior, no run, played away to gully this time

3.4

Sreesanth to Prior, FOUR, just a little short in lenght this time, Prior stands tall and places it in between the man at short cover and point, the ball runs away to the cover point fence, thats the first boundary of the match

3.5

Sreesanth to Prior, no run, too much width from Sreesanth this time, Prior drives it square on the offside, thats a brilliant dive from Yuvraj at point, moves quickly and throws himself to his right and pulls of what would have been a certain boundary

3.6

Sreesanth to Prior, no run

End of over 4 (4 runs) England 7/0 (RR: 1.75)
MJ Prior    5* (16b 1x4)      S Sreesanth    2-0-5-0
AJ Strauss    1* (8b)      IK Pathan    2-1-2-0

4.1

Pathan to Strauss, FOUR, full and on the pads this time, Strauss nicely flicks it away square on the onside, the ball runs away to the squareleg fence

4.2

Pathan to Strauss, no run, good length delivery outside off, Strauss comes forward and defends to point

4.3

Pathan to Strauss, 1 run, just short of length from Pathan this time, Strauss stands tall, plays it with soft hands, just drops the ball on the ofside and takes off for a single

4.4

Pathan to Prior, no run, good length delivery on the stumps this time, Prior offers the full face of the bat and defends it

4.5

Pathan to Prior, 1 run, good length and outside off, Prior comes forward, opens the face of the bat and runs it down to Powar at thirdman, thinks of a second run, but Poward fires in a throw to the bowler's end

4.6

Pathan to Strauss, no run, just short of a length this time, Strauss works it away to short mid-wicket

End of over 5 (6 runs) England 13/0 (RR: 2.60)
AJ Strauss    6* (12b 1x4)      IK Pathan    3-1-8-0
MJ Prior    6* (18b 1x4)      S Sreesanth    2-0-5-0

5.1

Sreesanth to Prior, 3 runs, full and on the pads Sreesanth, Prior drives it away through mid wicket, Powar has to run across from mid-on and pick up the ball, the batsmen take three before Powar can return the ball back to the keeper

5.2

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, its Powar again, good length on the middle and off, Strauss drives it to mid-off, Powar is off the blocks quickly this time and prevents the single

5.3

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, just back of a length this time, Strauss stands tall and defends it to the off-side, Kaif the man at short cover

5.4

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, full delivery from Sreesanth, Strauss tries to drive it through the off-side, gets the inside edge of the bat

5.5

Sreesanth to Strauss, FOUR, short and wide, Sreesanth losing it here, bowls short and gives Strauss enough width outside the off-stump, strauss slashes at it, gets the eddge which flies away over the slip and into the thirdman boundary

5.6

Sreesanth to Strauss, 2 runs, outside off, cut away to the point region, takes a couple before the fielder can return the ball back to Dhoni behind the stumps

Umpire AV Jayaprakash has a quick chat with the batsmen and asks them to run on the sides of the wicket

End of over 6 (9 runs) England 22/0 (RR: 3.66)
AJ Strauss    12* (17b 2x4)      S Sreesanth    3-0-14-0
MJ Prior    9* (19b 1x4)      IK Pathan    3-1-8-0

6.1

Pathan to Prior, no run, good length, but wide from Pathan, Prior wants to drive it square on the off-side, goes thro with the shot, theball takes the inside edge and crashes into his pads

6.2

Pathan to Prior, no run, good length, the leg cutter this time, defended back to the bowler

6.3

Pathan to Prior, no run, good length delivery on the pads, Prior works it away to Gambhir at square-leg

6.4

Pathan to Prior, no run, full and outside off, Prior plays a good looking cover drive, but the man at short-cover is quick to dive to his right and cut off runs

6.5

Pathan to Prior, no run, good length delivery, intelligent change of pace this time, Prior charges down the track to unsettle the bowler, the ball takes the inside edge and crashes into his pads

6.6

Pathan to Prior, no run, good length delivery outside off to end the over, Prior defends it to the offside, that's the end of a good over from Pathan, its a maiden

End of over 7 (maiden) England 22/0 (RR: 3.14)
MJ Prior    9* (25b 1x4)      IK Pathan    4-2-8-0
AJ Strauss    12* (17b 2x4)      S Sreesanth    3-0-14-0

7.1

Sreesanth to Strauss, 1 run, just a little fuller this time Sreesanth, Strauss opens the face of the bat and runs it down to deep thirdman and takes a single, its Pathan the man there

7.2

Sreesanth to Prior, no run, good length delivery, Prior works it away to the on-side

7.3

Sreesanth to Prior, 1 no ball, there's a call of No-Ball from the umpire, its short of a length and Prior swings across the line, very unlike a proper batsman and misses the ball, Dhoni takes it chest high this time

7.3

Sreesanth to Prior, FOUR, Sreesanth misses his target this time, bowls on the pads and Prior flicks it away uppishly to the squareleg fence, for a second he must have had his heart in his mouth, that ball was perilously close to Gambhir at squareleg

7.4

Sreesanth to Prior, no run, swing and miss, outside off and moving just a little away, Prior has a swish at it and misses it

7.5

Sreesanth to Prior, FOUR, just a little short this time, Prior stands tall and punches it away through the offside, the fielder gives it a chase, but the ball speeds away to the fence

7.6

Sreesanth to Prior, no run, back of a length this time, Prior stands tall and defends to the off-side

End of over 8 (10 runs) England 32/0 (RR: 4.00)
MJ Prior    17* (31b 3x4)      S Sreesanth    4-0-24-0
AJ Strauss    13* (18b 2x4)      IK Pathan    4-2-8-0

8.1

Pathan to Strauss, no run, good length delivery and defended to off side

8.2

Pathan to Strauss, FOUR, short in length, clipped away to the square leg fence

8.3

Pathan to Strauss, no run, good length delivery, carefully defended to off side

8.4

Pathan to Strauss, no run

8.5

Pathan to Strauss, 1 run

8.6

Pathan to Prior, no run

End of over 9 (5 runs) England 37/0 (RR: 4.11)
MJ Prior    17* (32b 3x4)      IK Pathan    5-2-13-0
AJ Strauss    18* (23b 3x4)      S Sreesanth    4-0-24-0

9.1

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, played back to the bowler

9.2

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, Strauss goes for the cut and ends up with an inside edge, ball rolls away behind the stumps

9.3

Sreesanth to Strauss, FOUR, another short delivery, this time Strauss gets right on top of the bounce and pulls it away through midwicket

9.4

Sreesanth to Strauss, 2 runs, on the stumps, worked away towards midwicket

9.5

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run

9.6

Sreesanth to Strauss, 1 run

End of over 10 (7 runs) England 44/0 (RR: 4.40)
AJ Strauss    25* (29b 4x4)      S Sreesanth    5-0-31-0
MJ Prior    17* (32b 3x4)      IK Pathan    5-2-13-0

10.1

Pathan to Strauss, no run, turned away towards midwicket

10.2

Pathan to Strauss, no run, pitched up outside the off stump, defended down on the off side

10.3

Pathan to Strauss, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, forced away towards cover

10.4

Pathan to Strauss, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Strauss stays back and drives it away towards cover point, Raina moves across quickly and and cuts off the single, excellent effort

10.5

Pathan to Strauss, 1 run, bit of width offered outside the off stump, Strauss goes for the cut and the ball rolls away off the inside edge to the short fine leg region, quick single taken

10.6

Pathan to Prior, FOUR, good length delivery, angling across the right-hander, Prior pushes forward and drives it down to mid-off, Sehwag is bit late and the ball goes through, that's a poor effort

Harbhajan Singh into the attack now.

End of over 11 (5 runs) England 49/0 (RR: 4.45)
MJ Prior    21* (33b 4x4)      IK Pathan    6-2-18-0
AJ Strauss    26* (34b 4x4)      S Sreesanth    5-0-31-0

11.1

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, starts off with a big-turner, pitched outside leg and turning right across, Strauss defends on the back-foot and the ball rolls away off the outer half of the bat

11.2

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, 1 run, turned away off the pads to the fine leg region, fielder moves across quickly and keeps it down to just one

50 comes up for England!

11.3

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, 2 runs, and the sweep! turning in from outside the off stump, Prior gets well forward and paddles it down to fine leg for a brace

11.4

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, no run, doosra and Prior was clueless, ball goes past the outside edge and clips the pad, impact was outside the line of the off stump

11.5

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, no run, off-spinner, turning in from outside the off stump, defended watchfully

11.6

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, 1 run, drifting onto middle and leg, Prior stays back and works it away well wide of the fielder at mid-on

Time for Drinks. Spin from both ends now, Powar into the attack now.

End of over 12 (4 runs) England 53/0 (RR: 4.41)
MJ Prior    24* (37b 4x4)      Harbhajan Singh    1-0-4-0
AJ Strauss    27* (36b 4x4)      IK Pathan    6-2-18-0

12.1

Powar to Prior, 1 run, tossed up on the middle and leg stump line, turned away well wide of the fielder at short fine leg for an easy single

Power play two in progress now.

12.2

Powar to Strauss, no run, beauty, well flighted delivery, pitched in line and turning across, Strauss is comprehensively beaten

12.3

Powar to Strauss, no run, dropped! another good delivery and Strauss clips it back straight to the bowler, easy catch grassed

12.4

Powar to Strauss, no run, on the stumps, Strauss goes for the reverse sweep and connects well but fails to get is past the fielder at short third man

12.5

Powar to Strauss, no run

12.6

Powar to Strauss, no run

End of over 13 (1 run) England 54/0 (RR: 4.15)
AJ Strauss    27* (41b 4x4)      RR Powar    1-0-1-0
MJ Prior    25* (38b 4x4)      Harbhajan Singh    1-0-4-0

13.1

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, FOUR, full and on the stumps, Prior leans well forward and sweeps it away to the fine leg fence, safe shot

13.2

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, no run, defended down on the leg side

13.3

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, no run, quicker delivery outside the off stump, no shot offered

13.4

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, no run, well bowled doosra, Prior plays for the spin and the ball zips past the outside edge

13.5

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, 1 run, on the middle and leg stump line, Prior flicks it away to long-leg for an easy single

13.6

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, 1 run, bit of width offered outside the off stump and Strauss cuts hard into the ground, diving half-stop by the cover fielder saves runs but fails to prevent the single

End of over 14 (6 runs) England 60/0 (RR: 4.28)
AJ Strauss    28* (42b 4x4)      Harbhajan Singh    2-0-10-0
MJ Prior    30* (43b 5x4)      RR Powar    1-0-1-0

14.1

Powar to Strauss, 1 run, turning in from outside the leg stump, worked away well wide of the fielder at midwicket

14.2

Powar to Prior, 2 runs, turning in from outside the off stump, this one stayed a bit low, Prior adjusts well and forces it away through midwicket

14.3

Powar to Prior, no run, turned away towards square leg

14.4

Powar to Prior, no run, cut away straight to the fielder at point

14.5

Powar to Prior, 1 run, flat delivery on the stumps, swept away to deep midwicket

14.6

Powar to Strauss, 2 runs, turning in from outside the leg stump, Strauss stays back and flicks it away to long-leg for a brace

Dravid opts for PowerPlay three.

End of over 15 (6 runs) England 66/0 (RR: 4.40)
AJ Strauss    31* (44b 4x4)      RR Powar    2-0-7-0
MJ Prior    33* (47b 5x4)      Harbhajan Singh    2-0-10-0

15.1

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, no run, turned away straight to the fielder at short midwicket

15.2

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, OUT, first strike! quicker delivery, grips the surface and rips into the right-hander, Prior looking to work it away on the leg side is beaten for pace and turn and is trapped plumb in front of the stumps, umpire Rauf takes him time but in the end adjudicates in favour of the bowler - Harbhajan with the breakthrough!

MJ Prior lbw b Harbhajan Singh 33 (71m 49b 5x4 0x6) SR: 67.34

15.3

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

15.4

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

15.5

Harbhajan Singh to Shah, no run, quicker delivery, defended back to the bowler

15.6

Harbhajan Singh to Shah, no run, drifting onto middle and leg, turned away on the leg side and that's the end of a successful over

End of over 16 (wicket maiden) England 66/1 (RR: 4.12)
OA Shah    0* (4b)      Harbhajan Singh    3-1-10-1
AJ Strauss    31* (44b 4x4)      RR Powar    2-0-7-0

16.1

Powar to Strauss, no run, on the middle and off stump line, ball topped a bit after hitting the deck and the back-foot drive goes in the air to the cover region

16.2

Powar to Strauss, FOUR, short and wide outside the off stump, slow turn on this occasion, Strauss stands tall on the back-foot and punches it away through the gap between the cover fielders, top shot

16.3

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

16.4

Powar to Strauss, 1 run, forced away off the back-foot to the point region, quick single taken

16.5

Powar to Shah, OUT, and Powar joins the party! well flighted delivery, turning in from close to the off stump line, Shah pushes forward looking to turns it away on the leg side, ball slides off the face of the bat, clips the pad and lobs up behind the stumps, Dhoni strides back, drives across and takes a fantastic catch, England two down and in a spot of bother here

OA Shah c †Dhoni b Powar 0 (5m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Pietersen is the next man in.

16.6

Powar to Pietersen, no run, good delivery first-up, defended watchfully

End of over 17 (5 runs) England 71/2 (RR: 4.17)
KP Pietersen    0* (1b)      RR Powar    3-0-12-1
AJ Strauss    36* (48b 5x4)      Harbhajan Singh    3-1-10-1

17.1

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, turning across, Strauss leaves it through to the keeper

17.2

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, cut away straight to the fielder at point

17.3

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, FOUR, short and wide outside the off stump, Strauss gets enough room to free him arms and the cut shot makes pefrect contact, ball rockets away to the point fence

17.4

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, 1 run, turned away off the pads to the midwicket region, quick single taken

17.5

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, on the middle and leg stump line, turned away towards midwicket

17.6

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 4 byes, tossed up and turning in, drifting down the leg side on this occasion, Pietersen comes down the track and gets beaten by a long way but Dhoni fails to collect it cleanly and the ball races away to the fine leg fence

End of over 18 (9 runs) England 80/2 (RR: 4.44)
KP Pietersen    0* (3b)      Harbhajan Singh    4-1-15-1
AJ Strauss    41* (52b 6x4)      RR Powar    3-0-12-1

18.1

Powar to Strauss, 2 runs, good length delivery, turning across, Strauss pushes forward and drives it through the gap between the ciover fielders

18.2

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

18.3

Powar to Strauss, 1 no ball, beaten outside the off stump

18.3

Powar to Strauss, no run, turning in from wide outside the leg stump, defended on the back-foot

18.4

Powar to Strauss, 1 run, turned away off the pads to deep fine leg, easy two

18.5

Powar to Pietersen, no run, drifting down the leg side, Pietersen gets a touch on it and the ball rolls away towards short fine leg

18.6

Powar to Pietersen, no run, tossed up and turning in, Pietersen pushes forward and drives it down to mid-off

End of over 19 (4 runs) England 84/2 (RR: 4.42)
KP Pietersen    0* (5b)      RR Powar    4-0-16-1
AJ Strauss    44* (57b 6x4)      Harbhajan Singh    4-1-15-1

19.1

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, on the middle and off stump line, spinning away, Strauss gets forward and defends it down to silly mid-off

19.2

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, quick and full, on the stumps and Strauss pushes it back to the bowler, had to hurry there

19.3

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, 1 leg bye, turning in from wide outside the leg stump, Strauss fails to connect, ball clips the pads and rolls away on the leg side, quick single taken

19.4

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 2 runs, on the full side, Pietersen leans well forward and sweep it down to deep fine leg for a brace, took it from well outside the off stump and played it all along the ground

19.5

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, tossed up and turning in, Pietersen advances down the track and drives hard but fails to get it past Powar at mid-on

19.6

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, driven down to mid-on, takes on Powar there and makes it safely, excellent running between the wickets

End of over 20 (4 runs) England 88/2 (RR: 4.40)
KP Pietersen    3* (8b)      Harbhajan Singh    5-1-18-1
AJ Strauss    44* (60b 6x4)      RR Powar    4-0-16-1

20.1

Powar to Pietersen, 2 runs, dropped! Pietersen comes down the track looking to clear the midwicket fence but the shot is not timed well enough and the ball flies down to deep midwicket, Raina moves across quick in the deep and drives across well but fails to hold to a fairly hard chance, that's a costly miss!

20.2

Powar to Pietersen, no run, defended outside the off stump

20.3

Powar to Pietersen, no run, tight delivery, watchfully played away on the off side

20.4

Powar to Pietersen, no run

20.5

Powar to Pietersen, 1 run, driven down to long-on for an easy single

20.6

Powar to Strauss, 1 run, bit of wdith offered outside the off stump, cut away off the back-foot and the ball goes through the vacant point region, easy single to end the over

End of over 21 (4 runs) England 92/2 (RR: 4.38)
AJ Strauss    45* (61b 6x4)      RR Powar    5-0-20-1
KP Pietersen    6* (13b)      Harbhajan Singh    5-1-18-1

21.1

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, 1 run, pitched outside the off stump and turning away, bowled from round the stumps, Strauss leans back and cuts it away behind point for an easy single

21.2

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, back to over the wicket for the right-hander, drifting onto middle and leg and Pietersen turns it away straight to the fielder at short fine leg

21.3

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, Harbhajan Singh once again strays onto middle and leg, Pietersen stays back and tucks it away behind square on the leg side

21.4

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, 1 run

21.5

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, driven down to long-off for an easy single

21.6

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, quicker, close to the off stump line and Harbhajan defends it back to the bowler, good delivery to end the over

End of over 22 (4 runs) England 96/2 (RR: 4.36)
AJ Strauss    47* (64b 6x4)      Harbhajan Singh    6-1-22-1
KP Pietersen    8* (16b)      RR Powar    5-0-20-1

22.1

Powar to Pietersen, 2 runs, comes down the track, this one almost got through, bit of an edge and the ball races away to the fine leg reigon

22.2

Powar to Pietersen, no run, left alone outside the off stump

22.3

Powar to Pietersen, 1 run, drifting onto the pads, turned away through square leg for a single

22.4

Powar to Strauss, no run, tossed up and turning away, excellent line and length from Powar and Strauss is beaten outside the off stump

22.5

Powar to Strauss, no run, quicker delivery on the this occasion, Strauss stays back and has a dab at it, once again the ball zips past the outside edge

22.6

Powar to Strauss, no run, driven off the back-foot to the point region

Sehwag into the attack now

End of over 23 (3 runs) England 99/2 (RR: 4.30)
AJ Strauss    47* (67b 6x4)      RR Powar    6-0-23-1
KP Pietersen    11* (19b)      Harbhajan Singh    6-1-22-1

23.1

Sehwag to Pietersen, no run, turn and bounce, ball clips the pad and pops up on the leg side

23.2

Sehwag to Pietersen, no run, drifting down the leg side, Pietersen fails to connect

23.3

Sehwag to Pietersen, no run, quicker delivery, turning in sharply, Pietersen pushes forward and turns it away straight to the fielder at midwicket

23.4

Sehwag to Pietersen, 2 runs, worked away off the pads to deep midwicket, runs hard and safely comes back for the second, 100 comes up for England

23.5

Sehwag to Pietersen, no run, fetches one from outside the off stump and plays it away towards midwicket

23.6

Sehwag to Pietersen, 1 run

End of over 24 (3 runs) England 102/2 (RR: 4.25)
KP Pietersen    14* (25b)      V Sehwag    1-0-3-0
AJ Strauss    47* (67b 6x4)      RR Powar    6-0-23-1

24.1

Powar to Pietersen, no run

24.2

Powar to Pietersen, no run, worked away to midwicket for a single

24.3

Powar to Pietersen, 1 run, pitches outside leg, and turns across, Strauss sweeps and is beaten

24.4

Powar to Strauss, 1 run, driven away to long-off for a single

24.5

Powar to Pietersen, 1 run, pushed to covers off the frontfoot

24.6

Powar to Strauss, no run

End of over 25 (3 runs) England 105/2 (RR: 4.20)
AJ Strauss    48* (69b 6x4)      RR Powar    7-0-26-1
KP Pietersen    16* (29b)      V Sehwag    1-0-3-0

25.1

Sehwag to Pietersen, 1 run, again pitches outside off and turns into KP, works it away to midwicket for a single

25.2

Sehwag to Strauss, 1 run, full delivery outside leg, Strauss works it away to midwicket for a single, Dravid runs across from mid-on and fields the ball

25.3

Sehwag to Pietersen, 1 run, outside off and turning into KP, KP gets his frontfoot outside the libne of off and glances it fine, Yuvraj does brilliantly to save a boundary

25.4

Sehwag to Strauss, 1 run, sweeps to deep squareleg for a single, that brings up Strauss' fifty

25.5

Sehwag to Pietersen, no run, tries to work it to the onside this time, takes the leading edge and rolls away to cover

25.6

Sehwag to Pietersen, 1 run, worked away off the pads to Gambhir at deep mid wicket

Yuvraj Singh introduced into the attack now

End of over 26 (5 runs) England 110/2 (RR: 4.23)
KP Pietersen    19* (33b)      V Sehwag    2-0-8-0
AJ Strauss    50* (71b 6x4)      RR Powar    7-0-26-1

26.1

Yuvraj Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, driven to longoff for a single

26.2

Yuvraj Singh to Strauss, 1 run, swept away to backward squareleg for a single

26.3

Yuvraj Singh to Pietersen, no run

26.4

Yuvraj Singh to Pietersen, no run, flatter delivery, KP tries to work it to the on-side, comes off teh leading edge

26.5

Yuvraj Singh to Pietersen, no run, regulation left arm spin, KP comes forward and defends to the off-side

26.6

Yuvraj Singh to Pietersen, no run, again a regulation left arm spinner from Yuvraj, KP comes forward and plays it away to the offside, that's the end of a good first over from Yuvraj Singh

End of over 27 (2 runs) England 112/2 (RR: 4.14)
KP Pietersen    20* (38b)      Yuvraj Singh    1-0-2-0
AJ Strauss    51* (72b 6x4)      V Sehwag    2-0-8-0

27.1

Sehwag to Strauss, 1 run, worked away to midwicket for one

27.2

Sehwag to Pietersen, no run, good line and length, Pietersen defends it

27.3

Sehwag to Strauss, no run

27.4

Sehwag to Pietersen, 1 run

27.5

Sehwag to Strauss, 1 run, good length delivery, Strauss drives off the back foot

27.6

Sehwag to Strauss, 3 runs

End of over 28 (6 runs) England 118/2 (RR: 4.21)
AJ Strauss    56* (76b 6x4)      V Sehwag    3-0-14-0
KP Pietersen    21* (40b)      Yuvraj Singh    1-0-2-0

28.1

Yuvraj Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, swept away uppishly to fineleg for a single

28.2

Yuvraj Singh to Strauss, no run, defends to the offside

28.3

Yuvraj Singh to Strauss, 1 run, steered down to thirdman for a single

28.4

Yuvraj Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, swept away to longleg for a single

28.5

Yuvraj Singh to Strauss, 1 run, again worked away to deep backward squaerleg for a single

28.6

Yuvraj Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, width on offer, and KP crashes it to deep cover, Gambhir the man there

End of over 29 (5 runs) England 123/2 (RR: 4.24)
KP Pietersen    24* (43b)      Yuvraj Singh    2-0-7-0
AJ Strauss    58* (79b 6x4)      V Sehwag    3-0-14-0

29.1

Sehwag to Pietersen, no run, defended down on the leg side

29.2

Sehwag to Pietersen, (no ball) 2 runs, swept away in the air to deep midwicket, Gambhir drives across but fails to hold on to a hard chance, Agarkar moves across from fine leg and cleans up, bit of a mix-up going for the second but Dhoni fails to collect the throw cleanly and Pietersen makes it across safely, another big let-off

29.2

Sehwag to Pietersen, 1 leg bye, turning in from wide outside the off stump, Pietersen gets a good stride in and goes for the sweep but fails to connect, ball clips the pad and rolls down to short third man

29.3

Sehwag to Strauss, 1 run, cut away off the back-foot to deep cover

29.4

Sehwag to Pietersen, 1 run, turned away off the pads to the vacant square leg region

29.5

Sehwag to Strauss, 1 run, forced away off the back-foot to the cover region, no fielder in sight and an easy single is added to the total

29.6

Sehwag to Pietersen, 1 run, fraction short and on the stumps, Pietersen rocks back and punches it down to long-on for an easy single

End of over 30 (8 runs) England 131/2 (RR: 4.36)
KP Pietersen    28* (48b)      V Sehwag    4-0-21-0
AJ Strauss    60* (81b 6x4)      Yuvraj Singh    2-0-7-0

30.1

Yuvraj Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, on the stumps, ball stayed low, played away to off the back-foot to the fine leg region

30.2

Yuvraj Singh to Strauss, 1 run, slow delivery outside the off stump, Strauss moves across and flicks it away well wide of the fielder at midwicket

30.3

Yuvraj Singh to Pietersen, no run, turning in from outside the leg stump, Pietersen goes back looking to turn it away on the leg side but fails to make contact, ball clips the pad and rolls away on the leg side

30.4

Yuvraj Singh to Pietersen, no run, driven off the back-foot and the ball hits the stumps at the other end

30.5

Yuvraj Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, driven down to long-on, easy single

30.6

Yuvraj Singh to Strauss, no run, line and length delivery, defended on the back-foot

Powar back on now

End of over 31 (3 runs) England 134/2 (RR: 4.32)
AJ Strauss    61* (83b 6x4)      Yuvraj Singh    3-0-10-0
KP Pietersen    30* (52b)      V Sehwag    4-0-21-0

31.1

Powar to Pietersen, 1 run, comes down the track to the pitch of the delivery and drives it down to long-on for an easy single

Dravid taking his time to set the field.

31.2

Powar to Strauss, no run, tossed up on the stumps and turning across, Strauss drives late and the ball goes straight to the fielder at cover

31.3

Powar to Strauss, OUT, Powar strikes again! tossed up on the stumps, the one that goes straight-on, Strauss comes down the track looking to work it away on the leg side but fails to make contact and the ball crashes into the woodwork, crucial breakthrough this!

AJ Strauss b Powar 61 (137m 85b 6x4 0x6) SR: 71.76

31.4

Powar to Flintoff, no run, defended outside the off stump

31.5

Powar to Flintoff, no run, punched back to the bowler

31.6

Powar to Flintoff, 1 run, off the mark, on the stumps, Flintoff comes down the track and drives it down to long-on for a single

End of over 32 (2 runs) England 136/3 (RR: 4.25)
A Flintoff    1* (3b)      RR Powar    8-0-28-2
KP Pietersen    31* (53b)      Yuvraj Singh    3-0-10-0

32.1

Yuvraj Singh to Flintoff, 1 run, driven wide of the cover fielder

32.2

Yuvraj Singh to Pietersen, no run, pushed back to the bowler

32.3

Yuvraj Singh to Pietersen, no run, worked away on the leg side

32.4

Yuvraj Singh to Pietersen, no run, drifting down the leg side, Pietersen gets inside the line and turns it straight to the fielder at short fine leg

32.5

Yuvraj Singh to Pietersen, no run, beaten outside the off stump and Dhoni quickly whips off the bails, third umpire called in, green light flashes, close call that

32.6

Yuvraj Singh to Pietersen, no run, driven straight back to the bowler

End of over 33 (1 run) England 137/3 (RR: 4.15)
KP Pietersen    31* (58b)      Yuvraj Singh    4-0-11-0
A Flintoff    2* (4b)      RR Powar    8-0-28-2

33.1

Powar to Flintoff, no run, tossed up and turning in, Flintoff defends on the front-foot and get hit on the pad

33.2

Powar to Flintoff, 1 run, slightly short and slower through the air, Flintoff goes right back and punches it down to long-on for a single

33.3

Powar to Pietersen, 1 run, turning in from outside the off stump, swept away to long-leg for an easy single

33.4

Powar to Flintoff, no run, sharp turn, Flintoff goes right back and cut it away towards cover

33.5

Powar to Flintoff, 1 run, tossed up outside the off stump, Flintoff comes down the track to the pitch of the delivery and drives it down to long-on

33.6

Powar to Pietersen, 1 run, fulltoss on the stumps, swept away to deep midwicket, straight to the fielder in the deep

End of over 34 (4 runs) England 141/3 (RR: 4.14)
KP Pietersen    33* (60b)      RR Powar    9-0-32-2
A Flintoff    4* (8b)      Yuvraj Singh    4-0-11-0

34.1

Yuvraj Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, turned away behind square on the leg side, yet another easy single added to the total

34.2

Yuvraj Singh to Flintoff, no run, on the middle and leg stump line, excellent line, Flintoff gets forward and defends it down on the off side

34.3

Yuvraj Singh to Flintoff, no run, short and wide outside the off stump, Flintoff cuts off the back-foot, excellent diving stop from Kaif at cover saves runs

34.4

Yuvraj Singh to Flintoff, no run, goes for the sweep and gets hit on the pad, half hearted appeal for lbw turned down

34.5

Yuvraj Singh to Flintoff, no run, defended down on the leg side

34.6

Yuvraj Singh to Flintoff, 1 run, swept away nicely to deep fine leg, easy single to end the over

Powar into his last over now.

End of over 35 (2 runs) England 143/3 (RR: 4.08)
A Flintoff    5* (13b)      Yuvraj Singh    5-0-13-0
KP Pietersen    34* (61b)      RR Powar    9-0-32-2

35.1

Powar to Flintoff, OUT, and he continues to impress! tossed up and turning in, genuine off-spinner, Flintoff comes down the track and is foxed by the slow turn, Dhoni clips the bails in a flash and that's the end of that.

A Flintoff st †Dhoni b Powar 5 (13m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 35.71

Powar bags another big wicket, Collingwood comes in to face the music.

35.2

Powar to Collingwood, 1 run, eased away on the leg side

35.3

Powar to Pietersen, 1 run, chips forward and drives it down to mid-on, quick single taken

35.4

Powar to Collingwood, no run, fuller length delivery outside the off stunmp, defended watchfully

35.5

Powar to Collingwood, no run, cut away off the back-foot, straight to the fielder at gully

35.6

Powar to Collingwood, no run, hit on the pad, appeal for lbw turned down, end of a fine spell

End of over 36 (2 runs) England 145/4 (RR: 4.02)
PD Collingwood    1* (4b)      RR Powar    10-0-34-3
KP Pietersen    35* (62b)      Yuvraj Singh    5-0-13-0

36.1

Yuvraj Singh to Pietersen, no run, turned away towards midwicket

36.2

Yuvraj Singh to Pietersen, FOUR, in the slot, Pietersen goes for the sweep and gets it on the middle, ball races away to the fence, welcome boundary for England

36.3

Yuvraj Singh to Pietersen, no run, defended on the back-foot

36.4

Yuvraj Singh to Pietersen, no run

36.5

Yuvraj Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, turned away off the pads to deep fine leg, Harbhajan moves across quickly in the deep and keeps it down to just one

36.6

Yuvraj Singh to Collingwood, 1 run, turned away off the pads to the fine leg region

Gambhir into the attack now.

End of over 37 (6 runs) England 151/4 (RR: 4.08)
PD Collingwood    2* (5b)      Yuvraj Singh    6-0-19-0
KP Pietersen    40* (67b 1x4)      RR Powar    10-0-34-3

37.1

Gambhir to Collingwood, 1 wide, starts off with a wayward delivery outside the off stump

37.1

Gambhir to Collingwood, (no ball) 1 run, turning in from outside the leg stump, turned away off the back-foot to the short fine leg region

37.1

Gambhir to Pietersen, no run, turning across the right-hander, bowled from round the wicket, Pietersen leaves it through to the keeper

37.2

Gambhir to Pietersen, FOUR, full toss outside the off stump and Pietersen slices it away to the third man fence, Harbhajan in the deep had no chance of cutting off

37.3

Gambhir to Pietersen, no run, drifting down the leg side, Pietersen fails to connect and the ball rolls away off the pad

37.4

Gambhir to Pietersen, no run, driven down to mid-on

37.5

Gambhir to Pietersen, 2 runs, this is turning out to be a big over for England! nothing delivery outside the off stump and Pietersen hammers it through the vacant point region for a brace

37.6

Gambhir to Pietersen, FOUR, four more! drifting down the leg side, Pietersen swings hard and gets a touch on it, ball races away to the fine leg fence, end of a big over for England, 13 coming off it!

End of over 38 (13 runs) England 164/4 (RR: 4.31)
KP Pietersen    50* (73b 3x4)      G Gambhir    1-0-13-0
PD Collingwood    3* (6b)      Yuvraj Singh    6-0-19-0

38.1

Yuvraj Singh to Collingwood, no run, turning across and Collingwood is beaten outside the off stump

38.2

Yuvraj Singh to Collingwood, no run, another good delivery, forced away towards point

38.3

Yuvraj Singh to Collingwood, 1 run, driven away through cover point for a single

38.4

Yuvraj Singh to Pietersen, no run, swing and a miss outside the off stump, rank bad shot

38.5

Yuvraj Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, fuller length on the middle and off stump line, driven away to deep backward point

38.6

Yuvraj Singh to Collingwood, no run, tossed up on the middle and leg stump line, swept away straight to the fielder at short fine leg

Harbhajan back on now, he has four overs left in his spell.

End of over 39 (2 runs) England 166/4 (RR: 4.25)
PD Collingwood    4* (10b)      Yuvraj Singh    7-0-21-0
KP Pietersen    51* (75b 3x4)      G Gambhir    1-0-13-0

39.1

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, turning in form outside the off stump, Pietersen pushes forward and works it away with the spin to the midwicket region

39.2

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, tight delivery on the middle and leg stump line, swept away to fine leg for an easy single

Slip in place for Collingwood

39.3

Harbhajan Singh to Collingwood, no run, sharp turn, Collingwood defends on the front-foot and the ball pops up on the off side, Raina moves across quickly and cuts off the single

39.4

Harbhajan Singh to Collingwood, 1 run, driven away towards cover, Pathan fails to stop it cleanly and a quick single is taken

39.5

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, SIX, tossed up delivery, Pietersen gets well forward and slogs it over the midwicket fence, good clean hit!

39.6

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run

End of over 40 (8 runs) England 174/4 (RR: 4.35)
KP Pietersen    58* (79b 3x4 1x6)      Harbhajan Singh    7-1-30-1
PD Collingwood    5* (12b)      Yuvraj Singh    7-0-21-0

40.1

Yuvraj Singh to Collingwood, OUT, Terrible mix-up! turned away off the back-foot and the ball rolls away square on the leg side, big mix-up going for the single and Collingwood is stranded half way down the track, Dhoni moves across quickly and scores a direct hit at the striker's end, had just the one stump to aim but Dhoni made it look easy.

PD Collingwood run out 5 (23m 13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 38.46

Jones walks in

40.2

Yuvraj Singh to Jones, 1 run, driven wide of the cover fielder

40.3

Yuvraj Singh to Pietersen, 1 leg bye, turned away on the leg side and they sprint across for a single, this time Dhoni fails to hit the stumps and no damage is done

40.4

Yuvraj Singh to Jones, 1 run, driven down to long-on

40.5

Yuvraj Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, again driven wide of the fielder at cover

40.6

Yuvraj Singh to Jones, no run, defended on the front-foot

End of over 41 (4 runs) England 178/5 (RR: 4.34)
GO Jones    2* (3b)      Yuvraj Singh    8-0-24-0
KP Pietersen    59* (81b 3x4 1x6)      Harbhajan Singh    7-1-30-1

41.1

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, defended outside the off stump

41.2

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, flicked away to fine leg for an easy single

41.3

Harbhajan Singh to Jones, no run, defended watchfully

41.4

Harbhajan Singh to Jones, no run, turning in, played away on the off side

41.5

Harbhajan Singh to Jones, 2 runs, driven down to long-off, gets it wide of the fielder in the deep and comes back for the second

41.6

Harbhajan Singh to Jones, no run, tossed up and turning in, Jones goes right back and defends it with a straight bat

End of over 42 (3 runs) England 181/5 (RR: 4.30)
GO Jones    4* (7b)      Harbhajan Singh    8-1-33-1
KP Pietersen    60* (83b 3x4 1x6)      Yuvraj Singh    8-0-24-0

42.1

Yuvraj Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, sweeps against the break and gets it away to deep backward square leg

42.2

Yuvraj Singh to Jones, 1 run, on the pads, swept away to deep fine leg for a single

42.3

Yuvraj Singh to Pietersen, FOUR, turning across, was the quicker one, Pietersen goes for the reverse sweep and connects well, ball rockets away to the third man fence, fantastic shot

42.4

Yuvraj Singh to Pietersen, SIX, MAX! tossed up outside the leg stump, Pietersen chips forward, gets well inside the line and lofts it straight back over the bowlers head

42.5

Yuvraj Singh to Pietersen, OUT, gone! and that's a soft dismissal! turning across from outside the leg stump, Pietersen plays against the break and the leading edge goes straight to Dravid at short midwicket, Yuvraj nets the big fish, England six down.

KP Pietersen c Dravid b Yuvraj Singh 71 (106m 87b 4x4 2x6) SR: 81.60

42.6

Yuvraj Singh to Blackwell, no run, good delivery to end the over, defended on the front-foot

End of over 43 (12 runs) England 193/6 (RR: 4.48)
ID Blackwell    0* (1b)      Yuvraj Singh    9-0-36-1
GO Jones    5* (8b)      Harbhajan Singh    8-1-33-1

43.1

Harbhajan Singh to Jones, 1 run, turned away well wide of the fielder at midwicket, easy single

43.2

Harbhajan Singh to Blackwell, no run, pitched outside the off stump and turning away, bowled from round the stumps, Blackwell goes for the sweep but fails to make contact, ball clips the pad and rolls away on the off side

43.3

Harbhajan Singh to Blackwell, no run, turn and bounce outside the off stump, unplayable delivery, Blackwell pushes forward to defends the ball zips past the outside edge

43.4

Harbhajan Singh to Blackwell, 1 run, turned away towards square leg, Kaif fails to stop it cleanly and Blackwell is off the mark with an easy single

43.5

Harbhajan Singh to Jones, no run, defended back to the bowler

43.6

Harbhajan Singh to Jones, 1 run, swept away to deep fine leg for a single, end of a good over for India

End of over 44 (3 runs) England 196/6 (RR: 4.45)
GO Jones    7* (11b)      Harbhajan Singh    9-1-36-1
ID Blackwell    1* (4b)      Yuvraj Singh    9-0-36-1

44.1

Yuvraj Singh to Jones, no run, turned away straight to Raina at short fine leg

44.2

Yuvraj Singh to Jones, no run, another tight delivery, turned away straight to the fielder at midwicket

44.3

Yuvraj Singh to Jones, no run, drifting across, Jones cuts off the back-foot, ball clips the inside edge and goes to the keeper on the bounce

44.4

Yuvraj Singh to Jones, 1 run, again drifting across, driven off the back-foot and beats the cover fielder

44.5

Yuvraj Singh to Blackwell, 2 runs, driven down to long-on, fumble in the deep and the batsman scamper through for the second

44.6

Yuvraj Singh to Blackwell, no run, good delivery to end the over, Blackwell beaten outside the off stump

End of over 45 (3 runs) England 199/6 (RR: 4.42)
ID Blackwell    3* (6b)      Yuvraj Singh    10-0-39-1
GO Jones    8* (15b)      Harbhajan Singh    9-1-36-1

45.1

Harbhajan Singh to Jones, no run, probing line and length, defended straight back to the bowler

45.2

Harbhajan Singh to Jones, 1 run, drifting onto the pads, worked away to fine leg for an easy single, 200 comes up for England!

45.3

Harbhajan Singh to Blackwell, 1 run, turning across, Blackwell ends up with a thick edge and the ball rolls down to third man

45.4

Harbhajan Singh to Jones, FOUR, flat delivery outside the off stump, Jones moves across a bit and slogs it away behind square on the leg side, Gamhir in the deep dives across and gets a touch on it but the ball rolls over the ropes

45.5

Harbhajan Singh to Jones, no run, full and on the stumps, punched back to the bowler

45.6

Harbhajan Singh to Jones, 1 run, fraction short, pulled away off the back-foot to the deep midwicket region

Pathan into the atack now, four overs left in the innings.

End of over 46 (7 runs) England 206/6 (RR: 4.47)
GO Jones    14* (20b 1x4)      Harbhajan Singh    10-1-43-1
ID Blackwell    4* (7b)      Yuvraj Singh    10-0-39-1

46.1

Pathan to Jones, 1 run, slower delivery, Jones defends it down on the off side with soft hands and they sprint across for a single

46.2

Pathan to Blackwell, 2 runs, good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, Blackwell comes down the track and drives it away well wide of the fielder at long-on, runs hard and comfortably comes back for the second

46.3

Pathan to Blackwell, 1 run, excellent yorker, flicked away towards midwicket

46.4

Pathan to Jones, 1 run, good length delivery, pitched on middle and off and angling across, Jones cuts late and gets it past the fielder at backward point

46.5

Pathan to Blackwell, 1 run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Blackwell comes down the track an drives it down to long-off for a single

46.6

Pathan to Jones, no run, good length delivery close to the off stump, hint of reverse swing, Jones swings across eyeing the midwicket fence but misses the target by miles

End of over 47 (6 runs) England 212/6 (RR: 4.51)
GO Jones    16* (23b 1x4)      IK Pathan    7-2-24-0
ID Blackwell    8* (10b)      Harbhajan Singh    10-1-43-1

47.1

Sreesanth to Blackwell, 1 run, slower delivery on the middle and leg stump line, Blackwell comes down the track and ends up with a leading edge adn the ball rolls away well wide of the diving fielder at point

47.2

Sreesanth to Jones, 1 run, good length delivery on the stumps, turned away straight to the fielder at midwicket and they sprint across for a single

47.3

Sreesanth to Blackwell, OUT, bowled'm! well disguised slower delivery, good length ball, pitched on middle and leg and cutting across, Blackwell comes down the track and gets beaten by the lack of pace, Sreesanth gets one to his name.

ID Blackwell b Sreesanth 9 (19m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

47.4

Sreesanth to Plunkett, no run, turned away straight to the fielder at midwicket

47.5

Sreesanth to Plunkett, 1 run, slow off-cutter outside the off stump, Plunkett stays back and defends it away towards cover, quick single taken

47.6

Sreesanth to Jones, 1 run, inside edge and the ball races away to deep fine leg, end of a good over for India

End of over 48 (4 runs) England 216/7 (RR: 4.50)
GO Jones    18* (25b 1x4)      S Sreesanth    6-0-35-1
LE Plunkett    1* (2b)      IK Pathan    7-2-24-0

48.1

Pathan to Jones, 1 run, driven just wide of Yuvraj at point, quick single taken

48.2

Pathan to Plunkett, 1 run, on the stumps and angling across, Plunkett swings across and the ball races away to long-on

48.3

Pathan to Jones, 1 run, on the middle and off stump line, driven straight back, Pathan gets a touch on it but fails to prevent the single

48.4

Pathan to Plunkett, 2 runs, short of a good length delivery, angling across from outside the leg stump, Plunkett goes for the pull and the ball ballloons up over the fielder at midwicket

48.5

Pathan to Plunkett, no run, well bowled slower delivery and Plunkett is beaten outside the off stump

48.6

Pathan to Plunkett, OUT, full and on the stumps, Plunkett swings across but misses the target and Pathan hits, as simple as that!

LE Plunkett b Pathan 4 (4m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Sreesanth to bowl the last over of the innings

End of over 49 (5 runs) England 221/8 (RR: 4.51)
     IK Pathan    8-2-29-1
GO Jones    20* (27b 1x4)      S Sreesanth    6-0-35-1

49.1

Sreesanth to Jones, 2 runs, cut away to deep backward point, runs hard and comes back for the second

49.2

Sreesanth to Jones, OUT, gone! off-cutter, Jones swings across and the ball flies away to deep midwicket, Gambhir in the deep nicely settles under it, England nine down.

GO Jones c Gambhir b Sreesanth 22 (36m 29b 1x4 0x6) SR: 75.86

49.3

Sreesanth to Ali, 1 run, driven down to long-off for a single

49.4

Sreesanth to Anderson, 2 runs, slower delivery on the middle and off stump line, Anderson ends up with a leading edge and the ball pops up over the bowler

49.5

Sreesanth to Anderson, OUT, that's quick, that's full and that's bowled! Anderson makes room looking to hammer it through covers, misses the target by miles and the off stump is uprooted. Sreesanth ends up with three wickets to his name

JM Anderson b Sreesanth 2 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Yet another splendid bowling performance from India and England fold up for 226, but on this track that is a fighting total and we have a game on our hands, do join us in 40 minutes time for the run chase (at 7:50 GMT) `Welcome back - so the target for India is 227, England need early wickets to make a match out of it. Gambhir and Sehwag will open the innings and it will be Anderson to start proceedings - here we go!

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