India tour of England, 1st Test: England v India at Lord's, Jul 21-25, 2011
Pataudi Trophy - 1st Test
England won by 196 runs
Played at Lord's, London
21,22,23,24,25 July 2011 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150
12.1

Khan to Trott, 1 leg bye, Khan, staying over the wicket to Trott, bends his back to extract some life from the pitch. This one hit the seam and rose towards the arm-pit as Trott set himself for a whip to leg. Off the body and they sprint through

England 20/1   IJL Trott 0* (1b)
13.5

Kumar to Trott, 1 run, drop-and-run from Trott, quick single taken as the ball dribbles away

England 23/1   IJL Trott 1* (2b)
14.1

Sharma to Trott, no run, the loosener is well wide of off stump and left alone by Trott

14.2

Sharma to Trott, no run, spice! Trott has to whip his head out of the way as a bouncer leaps past his right shoulder. One for the over

14.3

Sharma to Trott, 1 run, rising off a length, aimed towards leg stump. Trott gets inside the line to flick to leg

England 24/1   IJL Trott 2* (5b)
15.1

Kumar to Trott, no run, Trott gets across to defend Kumar's outswinger towards extra cover, the batsman half forward

15.2

Kumar to Trott, no run, another gentle outswinger, this one pitched right up to the bat to invite the drive. Trott resists, shouldering arms

15.3

Kumar to Trott, no run, another away swinger, another leave. He could've done with a bit more of these variations when there were two left-handers at the crease. They were allowed to leave the ball far too often

15.4

Kumar to Trott, no run, Trott steps into a drive that sends the ball rolling towards mid-on

15.5

Kumar to Trott, 2 runs, clipped firmly through square leg, Sharma sprints across and slides to cut it off

15.6

Kumar to Trott, no run, Trott is forward to the outswinger once more, a checked defence sending the ball scudding into the covers

England 30/1   IJL Trott 4* (11b)
16.4

Sharma to Trott, no run, ... but Sharma over-compensates by firing one down the leg side

16.5

Sharma to Trott, no run, Trott gets up on his toes to defend a back-of-a-length delivery to cover

16.6

Sharma to Trott, FOUR, and there we go, Sharma offers a length delivery on the hips and Trott deflects it to the fine leg boundary for four

England 35/1   IJL Trott 8* (14b 1x4)
18.1

Harbhajan Singh to Trott, 1 run, edged past a diving Dravid! That is dropped. He swivelled to his right and got a hand to it, but it was dipping on him and the hand closed without the ball in it. What a start that would've been

18.6

Harbhajan Singh to Trott, no run, Trott shuffles across and clips firmly to short leg, on the bounce

England 41/1   IJL Trott 9* (16b 1x4)
19.3

Sharma to Trott, no run, uncharacteristically loose from Trott! Sharma dug one in outside off, and the batsman must surely have been expecting extra bounce from that bowler. He flashes a cut but there's daylight between bat and ball

19.4

Sharma to Trott, no run, past the edge again! Sharma was wide of the crease and slanted this one in as Trott committed himself to the stroke. The ball straightened, however, to beat the edge

19.5

Sharma to Trott, no run, sharp seam movement down the hill, but the length is such that Trott can easily leave alone

19.6

Sharma to Trott, no run, just short of a good length, Trott shuffles and fetches the ball to mid-on with plenty of bottom hand

England 42/1   IJL Trott 9* (20b 1x4)
20.6

Harbhajan Singh to Trott, no run, Trott comes forward to drive to mid-on

England 43/1   IJL Trott 9* (21b 1x4)
21.2

Sharma to Trott, 2 runs, short and a bit of width from Ishant, Trott reaches out and slaps it towards point, where Zaheer tries to field, bad bounce means the ball runs away from him

21.3

Sharma to Trott, FOUR, edged! but there's no third slip to take the chance, it was back of length once more from Ishant, chases a widish delivery, a healthy edge that flies wide of second slip

21.4

Sharma to Trott, no run, pitches this one up, slanting in but not close enough to off to force Trott to play

21.5

Sharma to Trott, no run, back to short of a length, some width as well, slapped towards Zaheer at point

21.6

Sharma to Trott, no run, no trouble there for Trott, Ishant sprays this way outside off, Trott content to leave it to the keeper

England 50/1   IJL Trott 15* (26b 2x4)
22.5

Khan to Trott, no run, Zaheer is down the leg side to the right-hander now, Trott shuffles towards off and looks to glance that bur he doesn't connect

22.6

Khan to Trott, no run, short of length and just outside off, Trott gets well forward and defends solidly toward silly point

England 55/1   IJL Trott 15* (28b 2x4)
23.2

Sharma to Trott, 3 runs, the runs are coming in a hurry for England here, Ishant sends it in short of length and outside off, guided past gully for three more by Trott

England 61/1   IJL Trott 18* (29b 2x4)
24.5

Khan to Trott, no run, Trott jumps across and looks to to tuck the ball towards square leg, edged to the leg side

24.6

Khan to Trott, no run, massive appeal for caught-behind, especially from Zaheer, that one goes on with the angle and past the outside edge

England 62/2   IJL Trott 18* (31b 2x4)
26.1

Khan to Trott, 1 bye, another wicketkeeping test for Dhoni, Zaheer sprays it wide down the leg side, swinging after passing the stumps, Dhoni dives and parries it away to save some byes

26.3

Khan to Trott, no run, length ball on offstump, watchfully defended by Trott

26.4

Khan to Trott, no run, overpitched and outside off, pushed out towards the off side off the front foot

26.5

Khan to Trott, no run, slants this one down the leg side

26.6

Khan to Trott, no run, plenty of movement for Zaheer but only after the ball passes the batsman, this was outside off and left alone, the ball then swerves in

England 64/2   IJL Trott 18* (36b 2x4)
28.1

Khan to Trott, no run, a mistimed forward defensive back towards the bowler

28.2

Khan to Trott, no run, mix-up, but all's well for England, Trott plays a crunchy drive towards extra cover off a pitched-up delivery, he sets off for a single, Pietersen doesn't, Trott has a mad dash back and beats the throw from Harbhajan

28.3

Khan to Trott, no run, too wide outside off, Trott doesn't play at that

28.4

Khan to Trott, no run, closer to offstump, another leave

28.5

Khan to Trott, no run, short of length ball on offstump, compact defence from Trott

28.6

Khan to Trott, no run, swing for Zaheer, full ball comes in, but not enough to make Trott play at it, through to the keeper

England 64/2   IJL Trott 18* (42b 2x4)
29.2

Sharma to Trott, FOUR, lovely timing from Trott, the typical Ishant back of a length, on the pads, Trott clips that off the back foot past square leg, not much power in the shot, but right off the middle and the slope helps the ball as well

29.3

Sharma to Trott, no run, outside off and Trott leaves

29.4

Sharma to Trott, no run, back of a length and outside off, Trott defends off the back foot in the direction of point

29.5

Sharma to Trott, no run, back of a length and around offstump, blocked off the front foot by Trott

29.6

Sharma to Trott, 1 run, a quick single is taken to end the over, Trott plays it with soft hands towards Yuvraj at cover and sprints the run

England 70/2   IJL Trott 23* (47b 3x4)
30.1

Kumar to Trott, no run, left alone outside off by Trott

30.2

Kumar to Trott, FOUR, another bit of perfect timing from Trott, again he is aided by the slope, Praveen slips it a touch short, Trott stands tall on the crease and eases it past point for a boundary

30.3

Kumar to Trott, 1 run, fuller this time from Praveen, pushed in front of point by Trott

England 75/2   IJL Trott 28* (50b 4x4)
32.1

Kumar to Trott, 1 run, Dhoni standing up to Praveen, a short of length ball is tapped in front of point

England 77/2   IJL Trott 29* (51b 4x4)
33.1

Sharma to Trott, no run, short and way outside off, Trott watches it through to the keeper

33.2

Sharma to Trott, 1 run, short of length ball outside off, poked towards Gambhir at point, a misfield allows the run

England 82/2   IJL Trott 30* (53b 4x4)
35.2

Sharma to Trott, no run, Ishant bangs it in back of a length at 127 kph, Trott doesn't fiddle with it as it dies on Dhoni.

35.3

Sharma to Trott, no run, delivers from wider of the crease this time, at 136 kph and gets it to straighten from outside Trott's off stump. He lets it go again.

35.4

Sharma to Trott, no run, too wide outside off. Trott is too good to nibble at these, especially when the length is so short.

35.5

Sharma to Trott, no run, ah, I almost jinxed Trott there, he flirts loosely with another wide ball well outside off. Misses the edge though.

35.6

Sharma to Trott, no run, shoddy over this from Ishant, reckon he fancies a go at the man at the other end. Another one dies and bounces a second time before it reaches Dhoni. Well outside off, easily left.

England 91/2   IJL Trott 30* (58b 4x4)
38.1

Kumar to Trott, 1 run, boy, Praveen is working with one of those bouncing balls that does all kinds of weird things. This one darts in and keeps coming in to finish on middle and leg, Trott manages to work it away.

38.6

Kumar to Trott, 1 run, short of a length and on Trott's pads, its the line he dreams of playing in his sleep. Happily tucked away for a single.

England 95/2   IJL Trott 32* (60b 4x4)
39.1

Khan to Trott, no run, full outside off, sent in from wide of the crease. Trott defends solidly.

39.2

Khan to Trott, no run, Is Zaheer getting it to bend in the air now? That seemed to do a little bit as it again came in from wide of the crease. Trott is compact behind it.

39.3

Khan to Trott, no run, dangerous shot, the short ball from over the stumps seemed to slow down off the pitch as it went down the leg side, and Trott looks to pull. Misses it and it is through to MSD.

39.4

Khan to Trott, FOUR, edged and safe. Do you term that a drop? Jaffa from Zaheer, it shapes away off the seam and squares up Trott, and gets the edge as he looks to cover the line. So the seam did for Trott. And then, some late swing did for Dhoni and Dravid. Not much distance between the two, but Dravid was well back. Dhoni was going for it, but it moved away alarmingly and ended up landing just behind Dravid's feet, to his left. Trott has no clue, just looks happy to be there. Zaheer is livid. First runs off Zaheer in 34 balls. And they come in this fashion!

39.5

Khan to Trott, no run, this one nips in, from short of a length, Trott looks to work it to the leg side but can't get it away for runs.

39.6

Khan to Trott, 1 run, worked off the pads through square leg.

England 100/2   IJL Trott 37* (66b 5x4)
40.1

Harbhajan Singh to Trott, no run, full and loopy, but not much turn. Trott reaches out and defends.

40.2

Harbhajan Singh to Trott, no run, again, moves forward and defends a fullish ball.

40.3

Harbhajan Singh to Trott, 2 runs, gets the runs this time, works Harbhajan square for a couple.

40.4

Harbhajan Singh to Trott, no run, Trott presses forward again, covers the line well and defends.

40.5

Harbhajan Singh to Trott, no run, nice variation, holds the length back and checks to see if Trott's awake. He is, he hangs back and defends well.

40.6

Harbhajan Singh to Trott, 1 run, drift onto the leg side, and Trott nudges it away with the turn towards square leg.

England 103/2   IJL Trott 40* (72b 5x4)
41.1

Khan to Trott, no run, Zaheer angles in from wide of the crease, and Trott defends towards mid-off again.

41.2

Khan to Trott, FOUR, well played, Trott gets inside the line of a short ball and rolls the wrists well over it to pick up four through square leg.

41.3

Khan to Trott, no run, alarm bells. Zaheer pulls up with a grimace and he is out of the attack. Is it cramps? Is it a hamstring? Seems to be the latter. He is leaving the field. Offcutter from wide of the crease, seemed to be in trouble as soon as he took the second step of his follow through. When was the last time Zaheer played an entire away series?

41.4

Kumar to Trott, no run, over-pitched outside off, Trott forces it towards mid-on.

41.5

Kumar to Trott, no run, Praveen gets another one to nip away off the seam, Trott covers the line and defends.

41.6

Kumar to Trott, no run, Praveen surreptitiously glances at the covers as he runs in and then sends it in wide of the stumps and gets it to curl in. Easy leave.

England 107/2   IJL Trott 44* (78b 6x4)
42.2

Harbhajan Singh to Trott, no run, short of a length, Trott hangs back and looks to work it to the leg side, but it runs off the pads towards backward square leg. They think of a single and decide against.

42.3

Harbhajan Singh to Trott, FOUR, sublime stroke from Trott to bring up the 50-stand. Over-pitched outside off alright, but the grace with which he leaned into the drive was other-worldly. Lovely, smooth flowing drive through the covers, it blitzes along the carpet.

42.4

Harbhajan Singh to Trott, 1 run, short from Harbhajan, Trott pushes back and nudges a single to midwicket.

England 113/2   IJL Trott 49* (81b 7x4)
43.1

Kumar to Trott, no run, PK keeps it full and unfussy, Trott isn't too bothered.

43.2

Kumar to Trott, no run, 120 kph, the ball literally rolls on its way to Dhoni who gets his pads behind it.

43.3

Kumar to Trott, no run, short of a length again, Trott's footwork is so decisive, he is quickly on the back foot and defends into the off side.

43.4

Kumar to Trott, no run, angles into the pads this time, Trott tries to work him through midwicket for 50, but finds the fielder

43.5

Kumar to Trott, no run, this one shapes away from wide of off stump, Trott leans out and shoulders arms.

43.6

Kumar to Trott, no run, short of a length again outside off, Trott defends into the covers.

England 115/2   IJL Trott 49* (87b 7x4)
44.3

Harbhajan Singh to Trott, no run, Trott stays back to a ball that wasn't there for the drive and defends sedately.

44.4

Harbhajan Singh to Trott, 1 run, topspinner on middle and leg, Trott picks it late but plays it later through square leg. 'Fifty for Strauss', declares Ravi Shastri on air. Oh, well.

England 117/2   IJL Trott 50* (89b 7x4)
45.1

Kumar to Trott, no run, Praveen continues to produce magic. This was the late inducker, it moved in a mile and a half and had Dhoni diving to his left to save the four byes.

45.2

Kumar to Trott, no run, this time the one that goes away, not so pronounced, and Trott covers the line well to defend.

45.3

Kumar to Trott, no run, again the away seamer, a foot too wide of off stump though. Easy leave for Trott as he presses forward.

45.4

Kumar to Trott, no run, Trott covers the line, solidly defending a length ball into the off side.

45.5

Kumar to Trott, no run, full on off and straightening, looking for the pads, but Trott's solid drive comes in the way and sends it to mid-on.

45.6

Kumar to Trott, FOUR, back of a length to end the over, Trott charms a nudge through midwicket and the ball inexplicably purrs away through to the boundary. He's looking the part here.

England 121/2   IJL Trott 54* (95b 8x4)
47.1

Kumar to Trott, no run, short of a length and going away off the seam, Trott plods away on the back foot and defends into the covers.

47.2

Kumar to Trott, no run, on the pads, worked straight to midwicket.

47.3

Kumar to Trott, no run, good line, tight outside off, Trott lets it go.

47.4

Kumar to Trott, no run, Praveen's rattled the stumps! But with his return through, unfortunately for India. Length ball, played solidly back to Praveen, who hurls it at the furniture in frustration.

47.5

Kumar to Trott, 2 runs, short of a length outside off, Trott steers off the back foot through the covers for a couple.

47.6

Kumar to Trott, no run, finishes with a straight delivery well outside off, Trott covers the line and defends.

England 123/2   IJL Trott 56* (101b 8x4)
48.4

Harbhajan Singh to Trott, no run, well wide outside off, easily smothered and dead-batted.

48.5

Harbhajan Singh to Trott, 1 run, on the pads, worked through backward square leg for one more.

England 125/2   IJL Trott 57* (103b 8x4)
49.1

Sharma to Trott, 1 run, ah, for some pace. Short though, outside off, and cut away through point for a single.

England 126/2   IJL Trott 58* (104b 8x4)
50.1

Kumar to Trott, no run, this is well outside off and left all alone

50.2

Kumar to Trott, FOUR, floated up at a driveable length, pretty gentle but that's okay in the search for swing. Trott leans into a drive, times it better than everyone expects, and it hurries away down the hill for four

50.3

Kumar to Trott, no run, this time it's left all alone outside off

50.4

Kumar to Trott, no run, no great pace, of course, but the line is tidy enough

50.5

Kumar to Trott, no run, touch shorter, no swing from that length, but the line is tight on off and Trott defends

50.6

Kumar to Trott, no run, Trott shuffles across his stumps to clump to midwicket

England 131/2   IJL Trott 62* (110b 9x4)
51.2

Sharma to Trott, no run, decent pace from Sharma, touch wide of off stump though and Trott waves it through

51.3

Sharma to Trott, no run, Sharma using the crease well, jumping wide and angling it in. It draws Trott into a defence wide of off, a line he would normally leave alone

51.4

Sharma to Trott, no run, fuller length finds the outer half of the bat that squirts to point

51.5

Sharma to Trott, no run, good line from Sharma, back of a length though and Trott defends solidly

51.6

Sharma to Trott, no run, the fuller length seems more dangerous and Trott is late getting forward to push to mid-on

England 132/2   IJL Trott 62* (115b 9x4)
53.5

Sharma to Trott, 1 run, Sharma pulls his length back to Trott, who in a typically less exaggerated way compared to Pietersen, also gets across to off and helps a pull shot down to fine leg

England 141/2   IJL Trott 63* (116b 9x4)
56.1

Kumar to Trott, no run, this really does swing, first one of the morning that really went. Too wide to interest Trott though

56.2

Kumar to Trott, no run, again there is swing but it's wide of off and a touch gentle

56.3

Kumar to Trott, no run, better line, much closer to off stump. Trott knows a leave well though

56.4

Kumar to Trott, no run, another low-trajectory away-swinger and another leave

56.5

Kumar to Trott, no run, five leaves in five, can Trott manage a reverse Yuvraj v Broad?

56.6

Kumar to Trott, no run, yes he can! In fine style too, whipping the bat up above his head and flagging it through to Dhoni. Successive maidens then for India

England 147/2   IJL Trott 63* (122b 9x4)
57.2

Sharma to Trott, 1 run, Trott is very efficient off his pads and a fuller ball allows his to clip away unfussily as always

57.4

Sharma to Trott, no run, floaty full ball, Trott digs out to cover. Good variation from Sharma

57.5

Sharma to Trott, no run, this is the delivery that keeps Sharma dangerous. Angling in and decking away off the pitch. Trott hangs his bat out but the ball ghosts past the edge

57.6

Sharma to Trott, 2 runs, touch shorter this time and Trott loves it off his hip. He never misses and picks out a gap between midwicket and square leg to collect two

England 152/2   IJL Trott 66* (126b 9x4)
58.2

Harbhajan Singh to Trott, 1 run, Trott this time through the leg side, punching a fuller ball wide of mid-on

58.4

Harbhajan Singh to Trott, no run, ooh, with a DRS maybe this would have been worth a review. Trott pushes forward and is struck on the pad, looks very close to off stump

58.5

Harbhajan Singh to Trott, no run, this is blocked away more securely

58.6

Harbhajan Singh to Trott, 1 run, Trott keeps the strike by working a shorter ball to leg

England 156/2   IJL Trott 68* (130b 9x4)
59.1

Sharma to Trott, 1 run, Sharma is jumping ever wider to create an angle but that makes it easy for Trott to flip it round the corner

59.3

Sharma to Trott, no run, too far outside off to bother Trott

59.4

Sharma to Trott, 1 run, length ball around off stump but that's Trott's do-it-in-my-sleep line, clipping perfectly to deep midwicket

England 159/2   IJL Trott 70* (133b 9x4)
60.1

Harbhajan Singh to Trott, no run, Harbhajan around the wicket to Trott who blocks

60.2

Harbhajan Singh to Trott, no run, carefully blocked once more

60.3

Harbhajan Singh to Trott, no run, pretty flat from Harbhajan and Trott has time to defend

60.4

Harbhajan Singh to Trott, no run, flat, touch short but the line is good enough to force defence

60.5

Harbhajan Singh to Trott, no run, touch more air on this and Trott gets well forward to push to mid-off

60.6

Harbhajan Singh to Trott, no run, Trott gets well across to the off side, covering any doosra, as it is it's an offspinner that Trott guides to leg

England 159/2   IJL Trott 70* (139b 9x4)
61.2

Kumar to Trott, OUT, Kumar has done it! This one did swing, back into Trott this time. Kept a touch lower and Trott missed it as he tried to work to leg. Big appeal and after some thought Bowden has the finger up. Crucial breakthrough!

IJL Trott lbw b Kumar 70 (228m 140b 9x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

England 160/3   IJL Trott 70 (140b 9x4)
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