England tour of India, 2005/06 / Commentary

England in India ODI Series - 7th ODI

India v England

India won by 7 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)

Hello and welcome to 7th and final ODI between India and England played at Indore. The weather looks good, it's sunny and clear at the moment. Rahul Dravid who is out of action for couple of matches joined with Indian team. The news from the middle is Indian skipper Rahul Dravid has won the toss and put Enland in. India left out Virender Sehwag, Mohammad Kaif and Munaf Patel and brings in dazzling opener Robin Uthappa, Irfan Pathan and Sreesanth. Mahendra Singh Dhoni given rest and Harbhajan Singh joins in injured lilst. So Dinesh Karthik gets a chance to play and Ramesh Powar is the only spinner. For England Geriant Jones comes and Kabir Ali gets a place in playing eleven. We are all set to start and games gets underway in few seconds

0.1

Pathan to Strauss, no run, good lenght delivery on the middle and leg stump, defended to mid-on

0.2

Pathan to Strauss, FOUR, Great shot! short and wide outside the off stump, lot of width offered, Strauss gets back quickly and thrashes the ball through cover point

0.3

Pathan to Strauss, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, defended to short cover

0.4

Pathan to Strauss, no run, line and length delivery outside the off stump, no shot offered

0.5

Pathan to Strauss, no run, pitched up and swinging away, driven straight back down the track, Pathan does well on his follow-through

0.6

Pathan to Strauss, 1 wide, pitched wide outside the off stump and shaping away further, rightly called a wide

0.6

Pathan to Strauss, no run, better line and length, close to the off stump line with a hint of away swing, Strauss leaves it through to the keeper

End of over 1 (5 runs) England 5/0 (RR: 5.00)
AJ Strauss    4* (6b 1x4)      IK Pathan    1-0-5-0
IR Bell    0* (0b)     

1.1

Sreesanth to Bell, no run, on the middle and off stump line, driven hard but straight to the fielder at mid-on

1.2

Sreesanth to Bell, 1 run, one run, good length delivery outside the off stump and Bell slices it away to third man for a single, Bell off the mark!

1.3

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, good length delivery, angling across, driven down to mid-off

1.4

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

1.5

Sreesanth to Strauss, FOUR, shot! good length delivery outside the off stump, bit too wide, Strauss stays back and drives it away through cover point, nicely opened the face of the bat at the last possible moment to get the placement right

1.6

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

End of over 2 (5 runs) England 10/0 (RR: 5.00)
AJ Strauss    8* (10b 2x4)      S Sreesanth    1-0-5-0
IR Bell    1* (2b)      IK Pathan    1-0-5-0

2.1

Pathan to Bell, no run

2.2

Pathan to Bell, no run, good length but down leg, Bell gets hit on the pad, loud appeal for lbw turned down

2.3

Pathan to Bell, no run, good line and length, Bell pushes forward and defends it down on the off side

2.4

Pathan to Bell, no run, good line but over-pitched, Bell drives it away towards cover

2.5

Pathan to Bell, no run

2.6

Pathan to Bell, no run, slightly short, pitched outside the off stump and shaping in a bit, Bell stays back and defends it away towards cover, Strauss turns down the call for a single

End of over 3 (maiden) England 10/0 (RR: 3.33)
IR Bell    1* (8b)      IK Pathan    2-1-5-0
AJ Strauss    8* (10b 2x4)      S Sreesanth    1-0-5-0

3.1

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, driven straight to the fielder at cover

3.2

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, short of a good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, defended on the back-foot and the ball rolls down to mid-off

3.3

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, short ball, close to the off stump line and Strauss is cramped for room, goes for the cut shot and the ball rolls away off the inside edge. close call

3.4

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, good line and length, pitched close to the off stump line, hint of in swing on this occasion, Strauss caught in two minds, whether to play at it or not and the ball goes past the outside edge, nice carry to the keeper

3.5

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, another tight delivery outside the off stump, this time Strauss reads it well and leaves it through to stumper Karthik

3.6

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, short of a length and wide outside off stump, Strauss goes for the cut but fails to make contact, end of a good over from Sreesanth.

End of over 4 (maiden) England 10/0 (RR: 2.50)
AJ Strauss    8* (16b 2x4)      S Sreesanth    2-1-5-0
IR Bell    1* (8b)      IK Pathan    2-1-5-0

4.1

Pathan to Bell, no run, good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, hint of inswing, Bell drives on the front foot and the ball rolls down the track

4.2

Pathan to Bell, no run, on the middle and leg stump line, driven straight to the fielder at short midwicket

4.3

Pathan to Bell, no run, another tight delivery on the stumps, driven straight to the fielder at mid-off

4.4

Pathan to Bell, 2 runs, well disguised slower delivery, Bell drives off the front-foot eyeing the cover fence, ball clips the inner half of the bat and races away through midwicket!

4.5

Pathan to Bell, no run, good length delivery, Bell defends on the front foot and the ball rolls down to mid-off

4.6

Pathan to Bell, no run, good line and length, Bell defends it away on the leg side, another good over for India comes to an end - England off to a slow start here.

End of over 5 (2 runs) England 12/0 (RR: 2.40)
IR Bell    3* (14b)      IK Pathan    3-1-7-0
AJ Strauss    8* (16b 2x4)      S Sreesanth    2-1-5-0

5.1

Sreesanth to Strauss, 1 wide, good length delivery down the leg side, Strauss has a go at it but fails to make contact

5.1

Sreesanth to Strauss, 1 wide, another wide, this time outside the off stump, Sreesanth struggling a bit here.

5.1

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, much better line and length, close to the off stump line and Strauss drives it straight to the fielder at short cover

5.2

Sreesanth to Strauss, FOUR, shot! full and on the stumps, hit of swing, Strauss wait for it and punches it straight back past the bowler to the long-on fence, was in the air for sometime but the fielder at mid-on had no chance of cutting it off

5.3

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, line and length, Strauss defends it away towards cover

5.4

Sreesanth to Strauss, FOUR, hallf-volley outside the off stump, in the slot and Strauss drives it away through extra cover for his 4th boundary of the innings, fantastic shot!

5.5

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, good line and length delivery, much better effort from Sreesanth on this occasion, Strauss gets forward and defends it down watchfully

5.6

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, hint of swing, Strauss shoulders arms - end of a good over for England.

End of over 6 (10 runs) England 22/0 (RR: 3.66)
AJ Strauss    16* (22b 4x4)      S Sreesanth    3-1-15-0
IR Bell    3* (14b)      IK Pathan    3-1-7-0

6.1

Pathan to Bell, 1 wide, good length delivery, nice length but wrong line, down the leg side and umpire Jayaprakash is not happy with the width

6.1

Pathan to Bell, 1 run, good length delivery, angling across a bitm, Bell nicely steers it down to third man for a single

6.2

Pathan to Strauss, 2 runs, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, Strauss leans back and pulls it away right into the gap between mid-off and midwicket

6.3

Pathan to Strauss, no run, driven away towards cover

6.4

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

6.5

Pathan to Bell, no run, slower delivery, driven down to mid-off

6.6

Pathan to Bell, no run, on the pads, turned away towards square leg

End of over 7 (5 runs) England 27/0 (RR: 3.85)
IR Bell    4* (17b)      IK Pathan    4-1-12-0
AJ Strauss    19* (25b 4x4)      S Sreesanth    3-1-15-0

7.1

Sreesanth to Strauss, FOUR, good length delivery, pitched close to the off stump and angling away, Strauss stands tall on the back-foot and drills it through the narrow gap between mid-off and cover, top shot!

7.2

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, good length delivery, bit of extra bounce and Strauss defends it down on the leg side, awkward looking shot

7.3

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run

7.4

Sreesanth to Strauss, 1 run, good length and wide outside the off stump, Strauss ends up with a bottom edge and the ball rolls away towards gully

7.5

Sreesanth to Bell, 1 run, eased away on the leg side for an easy single

7.6

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, line and length, Strauss plays and misses, ball zips past the outside edge

End of over 8 (6 runs) England 33/0 (RR: 4.12)
AJ Strauss    24* (30b 5x4)      S Sreesanth    4-1-21-0
IR Bell    5* (18b)      IK Pathan    4-1-12-0

8.1

Pathan to Bell, FOUR, take that! good length delivery on the middle and leg stump line, hint of swing, Bell waits for it and at the last possible moment clips it away well over the fielder at midwicket, good positive shot that

8.2

Pathan to Bell, 2 runs, length ball outside the off stump, driven down to mid-off, Powar fails to stop it cleanly and the batsmen scamper through for the second

8.3

Pathan to Bell, 1 run, again driven wide of Powar at mid-off, just a single on this occasion

8.4

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

8.5

Pathan to Strauss, 1 run, slower delivery, forced away straight down the track to the mid-on region

8.6

Pathan to Bell, 1 run, good length but down leg, Bell gets inside the line and tucks it away to deep fine leg

End of over 9 (9 runs) England 42/0 (RR: 4.66)
IR Bell    13* (22b 1x4)      IK Pathan    5-1-21-0
AJ Strauss    25* (32b 5x4)      S Sreesanth    4-1-21-0

9.1

Sreesanth to Bell, 1 run, good length but wide of the off stump, Bell comes down hard on it, not a well timed shot and the ball flies off the outside edge, Powar at deep third man moves in quickly and dives forward but fails to hold on to a fairly hard chance - excellent effort

9.2

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

9.3

Sreesanth to Strauss, OUT, got'm! good length delivery, width offered outside the off stump and Strauss flashes hard at it, bit of a loose shot and the edge is produced, Karthik dives across low to his left and takes it inches away from the ground, umpire Koertzen calls in the third umpire to check if the catch was taken cleanly, RED light flashes and that's the end of Strauss!

AJ Strauss c †Karthik b Sreesanth 25 (41m 34b 5x4 0x6) SR: 73.52

It turned out to be a touch and go decision in the end, Karthik nicely got his gloves under the ball and the catch was clean, excellent take. Matt Prior is the next man in

9.4

Sreesanth to Prior, no run, well directed bouncer on the stumps, bit of a surprise delivery, Prior fends it away on the off side

9.5

Sreesanth to Prior, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, hint of swing and Prior is beaten outside the off stump, one wicket under his belt and Sreesanth has suddenly turned into champion bowler!

9.6

Sreesanth to Prior, no run, driven down to mid-on, no room for a single there - end of a successful over

End of over 10 (1 run) England 43/1 (RR: 4.30)
MJ Prior    0* (3b)      S Sreesanth    5-1-22-1
IR Bell    14* (23b 1x4)      IK Pathan    5-1-21-0

10.1

Pathan to Bell, 1 run, steered down to third man for an easy single

10.2

Pathan to Prior, no run, on the stumps, defended back to the bowler

10.3

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

10.4

Pathan to Prior, no run, length ball, Prior drives off the front-foot but fails to get it past the fielder at cover

10.5

Pathan to Prior, 1 run, Pathan drifts onto middle and leg, Prior gets inside the line and turns it away to fine leg for an easy single

10.6

Pathan to Bell, no run, line and length, Bell drives it away towards cover

End of over 11 (2 runs) England 45/1 (RR: 4.09)
IR Bell    15* (25b 1x4)      IK Pathan    6-1-23-0
MJ Prior    1* (7b)      S Sreesanth    5-1-22-1

11.1

Sreesanth to Prior, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, driven hard but straight to the fielder at cover

11.2

Sreesanth to Prior, no run, good length delivery, Prior driving off the back foot

11.3

Sreesanth to Prior, 1 run, good length and wide outside the off stump, Prior drives hard and the ball races away off the outside edge, single down to third man

11.4

Sreesanth to Bell, no run, forced away towards backward point

11.5

Sreesanth to Bell, 1 run, driven down to third man for a single, lovely shot

11.6

Sreesanth to Prior, OUT, Sreesanth strikes again! surprise bouncer, well directed and coming in with the angle, Prior goes for the pull but fails to get on top of the bounce and the ball flies off the top-edge, Pathan at fine leg judges it to perfection and nicely settles under it - England two down

MJ Prior c Pathan b Sreesanth 2 (10m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 18.18

Pietersen is the next man in. first bowling change of the day - RP Singh replaces Pathan.

End of over 12 (2 runs) England 47/2 (RR: 3.91)
     S Sreesanth    6-1-24-2
IR Bell    16* (27b 1x4)      IK Pathan    6-1-23-0

12.1

RP Singh to Pietersen, no run, good line and length, excellent delivery first-up, Pietersen defends it down on the off side

12.2

RP Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, good length and angling across, driven wide of the fielder at mid-off, quickly single and Pietersen is off the mark

12.3

RP Singh to Bell, no run, length ball, bit of width offered outside the off stump and Bell drives hard towards point, excellent diving stop by Yuvraj there cuts off a certain boundary

12.4

RP Singh to Bell, no run, good line and length delivery, Bell defends it towards short cover

12.5

RP Singh to Bell, no run, full and on the legs, driven down to mid-on

12.6

RP Singh to Bell, FOUR, good length delivery, pitched in-line and angling across the right-hander, Bell is sucked into the drive and the edge is produced but luckily for Bell the ball goes well wide of the diving keeper, no slip in place!

End of over 13 (5 runs) England 52/2 (RR: 4.00)
IR Bell    20* (31b 2x4)      RP Singh    1-0-5-0
KP Pietersen    1* (2b)      S Sreesanth    6-1-24-2

13.1

Sreesanth to Pietersen, FOUR, short ball on the stumps, wrong line and length to Pietersen who stands tall on the back-foot and pulls it away well in front of square leg for his first boundary of the day - got right on top of the bounce and nicely rolled his wrists over to keep it down, typical Pietersen shot

13.2

Sreesanth to Pietersen, no run, another probing delivery, again driven down to mid-off, no room for a single

13.3

Sreesanth to Pietersen, no run, good length and coming in with the angle, Pietersen stays back and punches it down to mid-on

13.4

Sreesanth to Pietersen, no run, .

13.5

Sreesanth to Pietersen, 1 run, good length delivery, Pietersen drives it down to mid-off, fumble by VR Sigh there gives away a single

13.6

Sreesanth to Bell, no run

End of over 14 (5 runs) England 57/2 (RR: 4.07)
IR Bell    20* (32b 2x4)      S Sreesanth    7-1-29-2
KP Pietersen    6* (7b 1x4)      RP Singh    1-0-5-0

14.1

RP Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, driven wide of the cover fielder, quick single taken

14.2

RP Singh to Bell, no run, angling across and Bell is beaten outside the off stump

14.3

RP Singh to Bell, 1 run, again angling across, this time Bell steers it down to third man for an easy single

14.4

RP Singh to Pietersen, no run, good length delivery, Pietersen comes down the track and drives it straight to the fielder at mid-off

14.5

RP Singh to Pietersen, no run, on the pads, turned away straight to the fielder at square leg

14.6

RP Singh to Pietersen, no run, on the middle and leg stump line, Pietersen steps forward and clips it away straight to the fielder at midwicket

Dravid opts for PowerPlay there. VR Sing into the attack for the first time today.

End of over 15 (2 runs) England 59/2 (RR: 3.93)
KP Pietersen    7* (11b 1x4)      RP Singh    2-0-7-0
IR Bell    21* (34b 2x4)      S Sreesanth    7-1-29-2

15.1

VRV Singh to Bell, (no ball) 1 run, starts off with a no-ball, good length delivery on the middle and leg stump line, Bell drive late and gets it away well wide of Powar at mid-on

15.1

VRV Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, eased away on the leg side, easy single added to the total

15.2

VRV Singh to Bell, FOUR, good length delivery, pitched close to the off stump line and coming in with the angle, Bell stays back and flicks it away off the pads to the backward square leg fence, excellent wristy shot - ball was in the air for a long time but the fielder at square leg hardly got any time to react

15.3

VRV Singh to Bell, no run, defended on the back-foot and the ball rolls away towards point

15.4

VRV Singh to Bell, no run, on the stumps, driven back to the bowler

15.5

VRV Singh to Bell, FOUR, good length delivery, cutting in from outside the off stump, Bell stays back, nicely opens the face of the bat and runs it away well wide of the diving keeper, dangerous shot

15.6

VRV Singh to Bell, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, driven away towards cover point

End of over 16 (11 runs) England 70/2 (RR: 4.37)
IR Bell    30* (40b 4x4)      VRV Singh    1-0-11-0
KP Pietersen    8* (12b 1x4)      RP Singh    2-0-7-0

16.1

RP Singh to Pietersen, no run, eased away on the leg side

16.2

RP Singh to Pietersen, no run, good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, punched straight to the fielder at mid-on

16.3

RP Singh to Pietersen, no run, good length delivery on the stumps, Pietersen comes down the track and gets hit on the pad, half hearted appeal for lbw turned down

16.4

RP Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, good length delivery on the middle and leg stump line, Pietersen advances down the track and flicks it away to fine leg for an easy single

16.5

RP Singh to Bell, no run, good length and angling across, driven straight to Yuvraj at backward point

16.6

RP Singh to Bell, no run, on the middle and off stump line, defended back to the bowler

End of over 17 (1 run) England 71/2 (RR: 4.17)
IR Bell    30* (42b 4x4)      RP Singh    3-0-8-0
KP Pietersen    9* (16b 1x4)      VRV Singh    1-0-11-0

17.1

VRV Singh to Pietersen, SIX, good length delivery, cutting in from outside the off stump, Pietersen steps well forward and clips it away well over the midwicket fence, sweetly timed shot - took it from outside the off stump and lofted it straight into the stands, mighty six!

17.2

VRV Singh to Pietersen, (no ball) FOUR, four more! again almost the same line and length, Pietersen steps forward and across and lofts it away to the midwicket fence, long chase ends in vain, this is power cricket at its best

17.2

VRV Singh to Pietersen, FOUR, Pietersen on the rampage now! nothing wrong with the delivery, decent line and length, Pietersen steps forward and clips it away to the wide long-on fence, excellent pick-up shot

17.3

VRV Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, turned away to fine leg for an easy single

17.4

VRV Singh to Bell, (no ball) 1 run, clipped away to fine leg for a single, VR Singh struggling here

17.4

VRV Singh to Pietersen, FOUR, this is turning out to be a massive over for England! Pietersen dismisses another decent delivery to the midwicket fence, another lovely shot, VR Singh being taken apart here

17.5

VRV Singh to Pietersen, FOUR, dear oh dear! on the middle and off stump line, driven right into the gap between mid-on and midwicket, try stopping that - this is unbelievable stuff!!!

17.6

VRV Singh to Pietersen, no run

End of over 18 (26 runs) England 97/2 (RR: 5.38)
KP Pietersen    32* (23b 5x4 1x6)      VRV Singh    2-0-37-0
IR Bell    31* (43b 4x4)      RP Singh    3-0-8-0

18.1

RP Singh to Bell, 1 run, defended down on the leg side, quick single taken

18.2

RP Singh to Pietersen, FOUR, and the rampage continues! good length delivery, angling across, Pietersen gets forward and drives it away well wide of the fielder at mid-off, excellent placement

18.3

RP Singh to Pietersen, FOUR, believe it or not Pietersen once again finds the boundary, this time it's a copy-book cover drive and the ball sped away off the middle of the bat - simply amazing!

18.4

RP Singh to Pietersen, FOUR, make that three in a row! slightly short and bit wide outside the off stump and for a chance Pietersen stays back and cuts it away to the third man fence

18.5

RP Singh to Pietersen, no run

18.6

RP Singh to Pietersen, no run

End of over 19 (13 runs) England 110/2 (RR: 5.78)
KP Pietersen    44* (28b 8x4 1x6)      RP Singh    4-0-21-0
IR Bell    32* (44b 4x4)      VRV Singh    2-0-37-0

19.1

Powar to Bell, OUT, turned away behind square on the leg side, Pietersen takes off for a single but Bell stands his ground and in the end sacrifices his wicket to save Pietersen - Yuvraj quickly gets the ball to the bowler and the bails are off in a flash - terrible mix-up

IR Bell run out 32 (92m 45b 4x4 0x6) SR: 71.11

19.2

Powar to Pietersen, no run

19.3

Powar to Pietersen, no run

19.4

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

19.5

Powar to Collingwood, 1 no ball

19.5

Powar to Collingwood, 1 run

End of over 20 (3 runs) England 113/3 (RR: 5.69)
PD Collingwood    1* (2b)      RR Powar    0.5-0-3-0
KP Pietersen    45* (31b 8x4 1x6)      RP Singh    4-0-21-0

20.1

RP Singh to Collingwood, no run, defended down to mid-wicket

20.2

RP Singh to Collingwood, no run, left alone outside the off stump

20.3

RP Singh to Collingwood, 1 run, comes down the track and plays it away wide of the fielder at mid-on

20.4

RP Singh to Pietersen, no run, played away towards cover

20.5

RP Singh to Pietersen, no run, driven back to the bowler

20.6

RP Singh to Pietersen, no run, .

End of over 21 (1 run) England 114/3 (RR: 5.42)
KP Pietersen    45* (34b 8x4 1x6)      RP Singh    5-0-22-0
PD Collingwood    2* (5b)      RR Powar    0.5-0-3-0

21.1

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

21.2

Powar to Pietersen, 1 run, swept away nicely to deep fine leg

21.3

Powar to Collingwood, no run

21.4

Powar to Collingwood, no run

21.5

Powar to Collingwood, 1 run, driven down to long-on

21.6

Powar to Pietersen, no run, comes down the track and defends it down on the leg side

End of over 22 (3 runs) England 117/3 (RR: 5.31)
KP Pietersen    46* (36b 8x4 1x6)      RR Powar    2-0-6-0
PD Collingwood    4* (9b)      RP Singh    5-0-22-0

22.1

RP Singh to Collingwood, FOUR, pitched up on the pads, easy pickings - flicked away behind square on the leg side and four more runs are added to the total

22.2

RP Singh to Collingwood, SIX, here he goes again! good length delivery on the stumps, Collingwood just hits through the line and the ball sails over the long-off fence, clean hit

22.3

RP Singh to Collingwood, no run, pitched up and angling away, driven straight to the fielder at mid-off

22.4

RP Singh to Collingwood, no run, defended back to the bowler

22.5

RP Singh to Collingwood, 1 run, short of a good length delivery, cut away off the back-foot to deep cover, just a single

22.6

RP Singh to Pietersen, no run, good length delivery, close to the off stump line, Pietersen flashes hard but fails to make contact

End of over 23 (11 runs) England 128/3 (RR: 5.56)
KP Pietersen    46* (37b 8x4 1x6)      RP Singh    6-0-33-0
PD Collingwood    15* (14b 1x4 1x6)      RR Powar    2-0-6-0

23.1

Powar to Collingwood, FOUR, fraction short and wide outside the off stump, the one that goes straight on, Collingwood rocks back and hammers it past the fielder at mid-off, excellent timing and placement

23.2

Powar to Collingwood, no run, excellent comeback delivery, tossed up and turning in, Collingwood is drawn forward and the ball goes past the edge, Karthik quickly whips off the bails and they go upstairs - green light flashes

23.3

Powar to Collingwood, no run, driven back to the bowler

23.4

Powar to Collingwood, no run, tossed up and turning in, Collingwood comes down the track and turns it away straight to the fielder at midwicket

23.5

Powar to Collingwood, no run, full and close to the off stump line, defended watchfully

23.6

Powar to Collingwood, 2 runs, turning in from wide outside the off stump, Collingwood drives off the back-foot, ball clips the edge and races away to thid man , Dravid chases it down

End of over 24 (6 runs) England 134/3 (RR: 5.58)
PD Collingwood    21* (20b 2x4 1x6)      RR Powar    3-0-12-0
KP Pietersen    46* (37b 8x4 1x6)      RP Singh    6-0-33-0

24.1

RP Singh to Pietersen, FOUR, good length delivery, bit of width offered outside the off stump and that's routed through the gap between mid-off and cover - audaciou shot to bring up his fifty, this is power-batting at its best!

24.2

RP Singh to Pietersen, no run, swing and a miss outside the off stump

24.3

RP Singh to Pietersen, FOUR, on the middle and off stump line, Pietersen gets forward and drives it straight back down the carpet to the long-on fence, Pietersen on a roll here!

24.4

RP Singh to Pietersen, 1 wide, wayward delivery outside the off stump

24.4

RP Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, driven wide of the cover fielder, there is protection in the deep

24.5

RP Singh to Collingwood, 1 run, eased away on the off side

24.6

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

End of over 25 (11 runs) England 145/3 (RR: 5.80)
KP Pietersen    55* (42b 10x4 1x6)      RP Singh    7-0-44-0
PD Collingwood    22* (21b 2x4 1x6)      RR Powar    3-0-12-0

25.1

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

25.2

Powar to Collingwood, no run, forced away towards point

25.3

Powar to Collingwood, no run, played back to the bowler

25.4

Powar to Collingwood, 1 run, fuller length delivery, driven down to long-on

25.5

Powar to Pietersen, no run, fraction short and Pietersen drives hard, diving stop by Powar saves runs

25.6

Powar to Pietersen, no run, good delivery, defended down on the leg side

End of over 26 (1 run) England 146/3 (RR: 5.61)
KP Pietersen    55* (44b 10x4 1x6)      RR Powar    4-0-13-0
PD Collingwood    23* (25b 2x4 1x6)      RP Singh    7-0-44-0

26.1

Yuvraj Singh to Collingwood, 1 run, turned away off the pads to long-leg for a single

26.2

Yuvraj Singh to Pietersen, 1 leg bye, tossed up and drifting down the leg side, Pietersen fails to make contact and the ball rolls away off the pads, Pietersen struggling a bit here, looks like cramps

26.3

Yuvraj Singh to Collingwood, no run

26.4

Yuvraj Singh to Collingwood, no run, driven straight back and the ball hits the stumps at the other end

26.5

Yuvraj Singh to Collingwood, 1 run, fraction short and on the pads, Collingwood stays back and works it away behind square on the leg side

26.6

Yuvraj Singh to Pietersen, no run

End of over 27 (3 runs) England 149/3 (RR: 5.51)
KP Pietersen    55* (46b 10x4 1x6)      Yuvraj Singh    1-0-2-0
PD Collingwood    25* (29b 2x4 1x6)      RR Powar    4-0-13-0

27.1

Powar to Collingwood, no run, turned away on the leg side

27.2

Powar to Collingwood, no run, tossed up outside the off stump, driven down to mid-off

27.3

Powar to Collingwood, no run, comes down the track ancd turns it away on the leg side, fielder moves across quickly and cuts off the single

27.4

Powar to Collingwood, 1 run, comes down the track and tucks it away well wide of the fielder at midwicket

27.5

Powar to Pietersen, 1 run, fuller length delivery, driven down to long-off, just a single

27.6

Powar to Collingwood, no run, driven straight back, diving stop by Powar saves runs, Raina at mid-on cleans up well

End of over 28 (2 runs) England 151/3 (RR: 5.39)
PD Collingwood    26* (34b 2x4 1x6)      RR Powar    5-0-15-0
KP Pietersen    56* (47b 10x4 1x6)      Yuvraj Singh    1-0-2-0

28.1

Yuvraj Singh to Pietersen, no run, on the middle and off stump line, defended towards cover

28.2

Yuvraj Singh to Pietersen, no run, another probing delivery, defended on the front-foot

28.3

Yuvraj Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, on the middle and leg stump line, swept away to deep fine leg for a single

28.4

Yuvraj Singh to Collingwood, 1 run, turned away off the pads to deep midwicket

28.5

Yuvraj Singh to Pietersen, no run, pitched up on the stumps, driven straight to the fielder at midwicket

28.6

Yuvraj Singh to Pietersen, FOUR, drifting down the leg side, wrong line and length, Pietersen sweeps well and gets it past the diving fielder at short fine leg, England racing away!

End of over 29 (6 runs) England 157/3 (RR: 5.41)
KP Pietersen    61* (52b 11x4 1x6)      Yuvraj Singh    2-0-8-0
PD Collingwood    27* (35b 2x4 1x6)      RR Powar    5-0-15-0

29.1

Powar to Collingwood, no run, turning in from outside the off stump, Collingwood goes for the sweep but fails to make contact, ball clips the pad and rolls away on the off side

29.2

Powar to Collingwood, no run, another well bowled off-spinner, Collingwood pushes forward and drives it back to the bowler

29.3

Powar to Collingwood, no run, eased away on the leg side

29.4

Powar to Collingwood, 1 run, fraction short, Collingwood stays back and turns it away through square leg for a single

29.5

Powar to Pietersen, 1 run, swept away behind square on the leg side, mis-field by Yuvraj there gives away a single

29.6

Powar to Collingwood, 1 run, driven straight back past the bowler to the long-on region, easy single to end the over

End of over 30 (3 runs) England 160/3 (RR: 5.33)
PD Collingwood    29* (40b 2x4 1x6)      RR Powar    6-0-18-0
KP Pietersen    62* (53b 11x4 1x6)      Yuvraj Singh    2-0-8-0

30.1

Yuvraj Singh to Collingwood, 1 run, turned away to deep backward square leg

30.2

Yuvraj Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, swept away to deep fine leg

30.3

Yuvraj Singh to Collingwood, 1 run, quicker delivery, Collingwood defends on the front-foot, ball clips the inner half of the bat and rolls away behind the stumps on the leg side

30.4

Yuvraj Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, driven well wide of the fielder at midwicket

30.5

Yuvraj Singh to Collingwood, 1 run, fraction short, cut away off the back-foot to deep point

30.6

Yuvraj Singh to Pietersen, OUT, Yuvraj gets the danger man! on the middle and leg stump line, just an ordinary ball, Pietersen goes for the slog sweep and the ball files away off the top-edge to the deep midwicket region, Uthappa hurtles across in the deep and takes a good catch on the move, crucial breakthrough this!

KP Pietersen c Uthappa b Yuvraj Singh 64 (82m 56b 11x4 1x6) SR: 114.28

End of over 31 (5 runs) England 165/4 (RR: 5.32)
     Yuvraj Singh    3-0-13-1
PD Collingwood    32* (43b 2x4 1x6)      RR Powar    6-0-18-0

31.1

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

31.2

Powar to Jones, no run, played back to the bowler

31.3

Powar to Jones, no run, turning in from outside the off stump, defended on the back-foot and the ball rolls away towards cover

31.4

Powar to Jones, no run, goes for the sweep and gets hit on the pad

31.5

Powar to Jones, no run

31.6

Powar to Jones, no run

End of over 32 (maiden) England 165/4 (RR: 5.15)
GO Jones    0* (6b)      RR Powar    7-1-18-0
PD Collingwood    32* (43b 2x4 1x6)      Yuvraj Singh    3-0-13-1

32.1

Yuvraj Singh to Collingwood, 1 run, driven down to long-off

32.2

Yuvraj Singh to Jones, no run, defended down on the off side, no room for a single there

32.3

Yuvraj Singh to Jones, 1 run, in the slot and drives down to long-off for an easy single

32.4

Yuvraj Singh to Collingwood, no run, defended watchfully

32.5

Yuvraj Singh to Collingwood, 1 run, slightly short, driven off the back-foot to deep cover

32.6

Yuvraj Singh to Jones, 1 run, comes down the track and drives it well wide of the bowler

End of over 33 (4 runs) England 169/4 (RR: 5.12)
GO Jones    2* (9b)      Yuvraj Singh    4-0-17-1
PD Collingwood    34* (46b 2x4 1x6)      RR Powar    7-1-18-0

33.1

Powar to Jones, 1 run, comes down the track and drives it straight down the track to the long-on region

33.2

Powar to Collingwood, 1 run, Collingwood too comes down the track to the pitch of the delivery and drives it down to long-on

33.3

Powar to Jones, 1 run, and again, driven down to long-on for a single

33.4

Powar to Collingwood, 1 run, comes down the track and flicks it away to deep midwicket for a single

33.5

Powar to Jones, no run

33.6

Powar to Jones, 1 run, turned away well wide of the fielder at cover

End of over 34 (5 runs) England 174/4 (RR: 5.11)
GO Jones    5* (13b)      RR Powar    8-1-23-0
PD Collingwood    36* (48b 2x4 1x6)      Yuvraj Singh    4-0-17-1

34.1

Yuvraj Singh to Jones, no run, defended down on the off side

34.2

Yuvraj Singh to Jones, 1 run, quicker delivery on the pads, turned away off the back-foot to deep backward square leg, just a single

34.3

Yuvraj Singh to Collingwood, 2 leg byes, drifting down the leg side, Collingwood fails to make contact, ball clips the pad and runs down to fine leg

34.4

Yuvraj Singh to Collingwood, no run, full and on the pads, turned away straight to the fielder at short midwicket

34.5

Yuvraj Singh to Collingwood, no run, on the middle and leg stump line, another tight delivery, driven straight back to the bowler

34.6

Yuvraj Singh to Collingwood, no run, comes down the track and drives it straight back down the track, Yuvraj on his followthrough dives across to his left and saves runs, fielder moving in from cover cleans up

End of over 35 (3 runs) England 177/4 (RR: 5.05)
PD Collingwood    36* (52b 2x4 1x6)      Yuvraj Singh    5-0-18-1
GO Jones    6* (15b)      RR Powar    8-1-23-0

35.1

VRV Singh to Jones, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Jones goes after it but fails to make contact

35.2

VRV Singh to Jones, no run, defended outside the off stump

35.3

VRV Singh to Jones, 1 run, turned away through midwicket for a single

35.4

VRV Singh to Collingwood, no run, wicket to wicket delivery, defended down on the leg side

35.5

VRV Singh to Collingwood, 1 run, forced away towards cover point

35.6

VRV Singh to Jones, no run, on the middle and leg stump line, turned away towards short midwicket

End of over 36 (2 runs) England 179/4 (RR: 4.97)
GO Jones    7* (19b)      VRV Singh    3-0-39-0
PD Collingwood    37* (54b 2x4 1x6)      Yuvraj Singh    5-0-18-1

36.1

Yuvraj Singh to Collingwood, 1 wide, down the leg side

36.1

Yuvraj Singh to Collingwood, 1 run, on the middle and off stump line, driven away towards cover point, quick single taken

36.2

Yuvraj Singh to Jones, 1 run, turned away off the back-foot to deep fine leg

36.3

Yuvraj Singh to Collingwood, 1 run, swept away behind square on the leg side

36.4

Yuvraj Singh to Jones, no run, played away towards point

36.5

Yuvraj Singh to Jones, 1 run

36.6

Yuvraj Singh to Jones, no run

End of over 37 (5 runs) England 184/4 (RR: 4.97)
GO Jones    9* (23b)      Yuvraj Singh    6-0-23-1
PD Collingwood    39* (56b 2x4 1x6)      VRV Singh    3-0-39-0

37.1

VRV Singh to Jones, no run, forced away towards cover

37.2

VRV Singh to Jones, 1 run

37.3

VRV Singh to Collingwood, no run

37.4

VRV Singh to Collingwood, 1 run, driven down to mid-off

37.5

VRV Singh to Jones, 1 leg bye, glanced down to fine leg

37.6

VRV Singh to Collingwood, 1 run, short ball, pulled away to deep midwicket

End of over 38 (4 runs) England 188/4 (RR: 4.94)
PD Collingwood    41* (59b 2x4 1x6)      VRV Singh    4-0-42-0
GO Jones    10* (26b)      Yuvraj Singh    6-0-23-1

38.1

Yuvraj Singh to Collingwood, 1 run, nudged away towards short fine leg for an easy single

38.2

Yuvraj Singh to Jones, 1 run, on the middle and leg stump line, swept away to deep fine leg

38.3

Yuvraj Singh to Collingwood, 1 run, another tight delivery, Collingwood comes forward and drives it down to long-on

38.4

Yuvraj Singh to Jones, FOUR, short and wide outside the off stump, Jones gets enough room to free his arms, cuts shot makes perfect contact and the ball races away to the vacant third man boundary

38.5

Yuvraj Singh to Jones, 1 run, nicely swept away to deep fine leg

38.6

Yuvraj Singh to Collingwood, no run, quicker delivery, driven straight back to the bowler

End of over 39 (8 runs) England 196/4 (RR: 5.02)
PD Collingwood    43* (62b 2x4 1x6)      Yuvraj Singh    7-0-31-1
GO Jones    16* (29b 1x4)      VRV Singh    4-0-42-0

39.1

VRV Singh to Jones, 1 run, driven wide of the gully fieder

39.2

VRV Singh to Collingwood, 1 run, short of a good length delivery, driven off the back-foot to deep cover

39.3

VRV Singh to Jones, (no ball) FOUR, short and wide outside the off stump, Jones rocks back and slices it away through backward point, shot!

39.3

VRV Singh to Jones, 1 run, another short ball, closer to the off stump line, cut away behind point for a single

39.4

VRV Singh to Collingwood, no run, on the stumps, defended with a straight bat

39.5

VRV Singh to Collingwood, 1 run, short ball, pulled away to deep midwicket

39.6

VRV Singh to Jones, no run, turned away straight to Pathan at short fine leg

End of over 40 (9 runs) England 205/4 (RR: 5.12)
GO Jones    22* (33b 2x4)      VRV Singh    5-0-51-0
PD Collingwood    45* (65b 2x4 1x6)      Yuvraj Singh    7-0-31-1

40.1

Powar to Collingwood, 1 run, tossed up outside the off stump, driven away to deep cover

40.2

Powar to Jones, SIX, flat delivery, turning in from wide outside the off stump, Jones dances down the track and lofts it miles into the midwicket stand - powerful hit!

40.3

Powar to Jones, 1 run, driven wide of the cover fielder

40.4

Powar to Collingwood, SIX, tossed up close to the off stump, Collingwood steps forward and comes down hard on it, 'bang' and the ball sails over the long-on fence, excellent shot to bring up his half-century

40.5

Powar to Collingwood, no run

40.6

Powar to Collingwood, 1 run, .

End of over 41 (15 runs) England 220/4 (RR: 5.36)
PD Collingwood    53* (69b 2x4 2x6)      RR Powar    9-1-38-0
GO Jones    29* (35b 2x4 1x6)      VRV Singh    5-0-51-0

41.1

VRV Singh to Collingwood, no run, worked away on the leg side

41.2

VRV Singh to Collingwood, 2 runs, pitched up outside the off stump, driven wide of Sreesanth at mid-off, diving stop there saves two runs

41.3

VRV Singh to Collingwood, 2 runs, driven away square on the off side, two more added to the total

41.4

VRV Singh to Collingwood, no run, yorker on the stumps, Collingwood digs it out and the ball rolls back to the bowler

41.5

VRV Singh to Collingwood, no run, pitched up and angling in, driven straight back to the bowler

41.6

VRV Singh to Collingwood, 1 run, slow off-cutter, Collingwood pushes forward and drives it straight back down the track to long-on

Pathan back into the attack now

End of over 42 (5 runs) England 225/4 (RR: 5.35)
PD Collingwood    58* (75b 2x4 2x6)      VRV Singh    6-0-56-0
GO Jones    29* (35b 2x4 1x6)      RR Powar    9-1-38-0

42.1

Pathan to Collingwood, 1 run, short of a good length delivery on the middle and leg stump line, Collingwood stays back and works it away behind square on the leg side

42.2

Pathan to Jones, no run, attempted yorker, ends up as a fulltoss outside the off stump, Jones flashes hard at it but fails to make contact

42.3

Pathan to Jones, no run, short of a good length delivery, angling in from outside the leg stump, bowled much slower than the previous delivery, Jones goes back and pulls it away straight to the fielder at short fine leg

42.4

Pathan to Jones, 1 run, good length delivery, angling across the right-hander, Jones plays late, opens the face of the bat and drives it down to third man for a single

42.5

Pathan to Collingwood, 1 run, same line and length, driven well wide of the fielder at cover

42.6

Pathan to Jones, 1 run, driven off the back to the long-off region, single to end the over

End of over 43 (4 runs) England 229/4 (RR: 5.32)
GO Jones    31* (39b 2x4 1x6)      IK Pathan    7-1-27-0
PD Collingwood    60* (77b 2x4 2x6)      VRV Singh    6-0-56-0

43.1

VRV Singh to Jones, FOUR, low fulltoss on the middle and leg stump line, probably the yorker gone wrong, Jones gets well inside the line and flicks it away to the fine leg fence, easy pickings

43.2

VRV Singh to Jones, 1 run, driven wide of the fielder at mid-on, quick single taken

43.3

VRV Singh to Collingwood, 2 no balls, off-cutter, no-ball called for overstepping, Collingwood fails to make contact, ball clips the pad and rolls away behind the stumps

43.3

VRV Singh to Jones, no run, pitched up and angling in, driven straight back to the bowler

43.4

VRV Singh to Jones, FOUR, good length delivery outside the off stump, Jones gets forward and punches it in the air, gets enough bat on it to clear Rain at extra cover

43.5

VRV Singh to Jones, 1 wide, way down the leg side

43.5

VRV Singh to Jones, FOUR, good length delivery outside the off stump, Jones moves forward and drives it away in the air to the backward point fence, nicely opened the face of the bat to get the placement right

43.6

VRV Singh to Jones, no run

End of over 44 (16 runs) England 245/4 (RR: 5.56)
GO Jones    44* (45b 5x4 1x6)      VRV Singh    7-0-72-0
PD Collingwood    60* (78b 2x4 2x6)      IK Pathan    7-1-27-0

44.1

Pathan to Collingwood, 1 run, pitched up outside the off stump, was the slower delivery, driven well wide of the fielder at cover

44.2

Pathan to Jones, no run, another slower delivery, slightly short on this occasion, Jones goes for the pull but is bit too early into the shot and gets hit on the body

44.3

Pathan to Jones, FOUR, pitched up and angling across, Jones drives - ball clips the outside edge and rockets away to the third man boundary

44.4

Pathan to Jones, FOUR, fifty! good length delivery, drifting down the leg side and Jones helps it away to the fine leg fence, excellent innings

44.5

Pathan to Jones, 1 run, short of a good length delivery down the leg side, Jones goes for the pull, ball clips the glove and rolls away behind the stumps on the off side

44.6

Pathan to Collingwood, 1 run, worked away to deep midwicket for an easy single

End of over 45 (11 runs) England 256/4 (RR: 5.68)
PD Collingwood    62* (80b 2x4 2x6)      IK Pathan    8-1-38-0
GO Jones    53* (49b 7x4 1x6)      VRV Singh    7-0-72-0

45.1

Sreesanth to Collingwood, 1 run, good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, driven down to long-on for a single

45.2

Sreesanth to Jones, OUT, good length delivery, close to the off stumps line, Jones looking to drive on the up ends up with a thick edge, Karthik dives across low to his right at takes it cleanly, was at full stretch and took it inches away from the ground - wonderful effort!

GO Jones c †Karthik b Sreesanth 53 (60m 50b 7x4 1x6) SR: 106.00

45.3

Sreesanth to Blackwell, no run, defeded outside the off stump

45.4

Sreesanth to Blackwell, FOUR, short delivery, pitched in line and angling across, Blackwell quickly gets into a good position and pulls it away to the midwicket fence

45.5

Sreesanth to Blackwell, no run

45.6

Sreesanth to Blackwell, FOUR, on the middle and off stump line, Blackwell swings across and gets it on the middle, ball rockets away to the wide long-on fence

End of over 46 (9 runs) England 265/5 (RR: 5.76)
ID Blackwell    8* (4b 2x4)      S Sreesanth    8-1-38-3
PD Collingwood    63* (81b 2x4 2x6)      IK Pathan    8-1-38-0

46.1

Pathan to Collingwood, no run, good length delivery, angling across and Collingwood drives it away towards backward point

46.2

Pathan to Collingwood, 1 run, driven away in the air to the midwicket region, Dravid fails to hold on to a fairly hard chance - what a let-off

46.3

Pathan to Blackwell, no run, driven back to the bowler

46.4

Pathan to Blackwell, 1 run, punched down to long-on for a single

46.5

Pathan to Collingwood, OUT, Collingwood departs! good length delivery, pitched close to the off stump line and angling across, Collingwood swings hard and the ball flies down to long-on, on this occasion gets the height but not the distance - RP Singh in the deep moves across and takes it cleanly - England six down!

PD Collingwood c RP Singh b Pathan 64 (116m 84b 2x4 2x6) SR: 76.19

46.6

Pathan to Blackwell, 1 run, cut away behind point

End of over 47 (3 runs) England 268/6 (RR: 5.70)
ID Blackwell    10* (7b 2x4)      IK Pathan    9-1-41-1
LE Plunkett    0* (0b)      S Sreesanth    8-1-38-3

47.1

Sreesanth to Blackwell, (no ball) 1 run, driven down to mid-off, easy single and it's a no-ball as well

47.1

Sreesanth to Plunkett, 2 runs, driven wide of the cover fielder, Plunkett off the mark

47.2

Sreesanth to Plunkett, no run, line and length delivery, defended down on the leg side

47.3

Sreesanth to Plunkett, 1 run, driven away towards cover point, quick single taken

47.4

Sreesanth to Blackwell, 1 no ball, pitched up outside the off stump, bowled from round the wicket, Blackwell drives hard but fails to get it past the fielder at mid-off

47.4

Sreesanth to Blackwell, OUT, well disguised slower delivery, Blackwell fails to pick it up and the lofted drive finds Raina at long-on, wicket number four for Sreesanth!

ID Blackwell c Raina b Sreesanth 11 (12m 10b 2x4 0x6) SR: 110.00

47.5

Sreesanth to Plunkett, 1 wide

47.5

Sreesanth to Plunkett, no run, good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, defended on the front-foot

47.6

Sreesanth to Plunkett, no run, pitched up outside the off stump, driven straight back to the bowler at one bounce - finally the over comes to an end!

End of over 48 (7 runs) England 275/7 (RR: 5.72)
LE Plunkett    3* (5b)      S Sreesanth    9-1-45-4
Kabir Ali    0* (0b)      IK Pathan    9-1-41-1

48.1

Pathan to Ali, 1 run, good length delivery, angling across and that creates the wdith, driven away to deep cover

48.2

Pathan to Plunkett, 1 run, slower ball, driven down to long-off

48.3

Pathan to Ali, no run, swing and a miss outside the off stump

48.4

Pathan to Ali, no run, short of a good length delivery on the stumps, Ali swings across but fails to make contact

48.5

Pathan to Ali, OUT, fianlly he makes contact but fails to keep it down and the ball goes straight down the throat of Rao at long-off, Pathan gets one more to his name

Kabir Ali c Venugopal Rao b Pathan 1 (5m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

48.6

Pathan to Plunkett, 1 run, eased away on the off side

End of over 49 (3 runs) England 278/8 (RR: 5.67)
LE Plunkett    5* (7b)      IK Pathan    10-1-44-2
SI Mahmood    0* (0b)      S Sreesanth    9-1-45-4

49.1

Sreesanth to Plunkett, 1 run, driven down to long-on, just a single

49.2

Sreesanth to Mahmood, 2 runs, driven away on the off side for a brace

49.3

Sreesanth to Mahmood, SIX, max! short of a good length delivery, cutting in from outside the off stump, Mahmood rocks back and pulls it away well over the wide long-on fence, clean hit

49.4

Sreesanth to Mahmood, 1 run, well directed yorker, Mahmood digs it out towards cover, quick single taken

49.5

Sreesanth to Plunkett, OUT, 5-for! pitched up and angling in, Plunkett swings across and the ball balloons up towards long-on, VR Singh runs in from the deep and takes it cleanly, England nine down.

LE Plunkett c VRV Singh b Sreesanth 6 (16m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

49.6

Sreesanth to Mahmood, OUT, all over! short of a good length delivery, again coming in with the angle, Plunkett sways back and pulls hard, ball clips the edge and steeples down to long-on, this time VR Sigh had to run in hard and he takes it on the move, good catch in the end - Sreesanth ends up with six wickets to his name!

SI Mahmood c VRV Singh b Sreesanth 9 (5m 4b 0x4 1x6) SR: 225.00

England end up with 288 on the board, an impressive total - this is a good batting tack and we have a match on our hands, do join us in 35 minutes for the run chase (at 8:00 GMT). Hello and welcome back, players are inthe middle.

End of over 50 (10 runs) England 288/10
     S Sreesanth    10-1-55-6
JM Anderson    0* (0b)      IK Pathan    10-1-44-2
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