Pataudi Trophy - 1st Test

England v India

England won by 196 runs

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

92.5

Kumar to Prior, no run, another lovely ball, shapes away late from Prior who was looking to prod at it from the crease.

92.6

Kumar to Prior, no run, what a wonderful over, the best of this Test match. Praveen finishes with one that dances in late in the air and Prior just about negotiates it.

England 270/5   MJ Prior 0* (2b)

94.1

Kumar to Prior, 2 runs, Prior is away with a nicely guided steer through gull as PK gets another one to swerve away in the air.

94.2

Kumar to Prior, no run, he does it again, he's getting enough deviation to keep a legspinner happy. Angled in, and shape out. Prior leaves.

94.3

Kumar to Prior, no run, jaffa. Bumble terms it 'artistic bowling' on air. Good choice of adjectives that. Curls in towards leg stump and then curls away past the bat face and edge. Dhoni has to move to his right to collect it, that's how much it moved.

94.4

Kumar to Prior, no run, beaten again, Prior offers the bat in hope, the ball dodges it expertly and nestles in Dhoni's gloves.

94.5

Kumar to Prior, no run, Prior gets behind the line this time, moves across and forward to defend into the cover-point region.

94.6

Kumar to Prior, no run, ends with another away swinger. Prior watches it closely and lets it go.

England 276/5   MJ Prior 2* (8b)

96.1

Kumar to Prior, no run, PK continues to do the in and out job. Angled in, shaping out. Can he send down a big inducker now?

96.2

Kumar to Prior, no run, hah, I am getting a little clairvoyant here. PK produces the inswinger, but loses the line and it goes harmlessly down the leg side.

96.3

Kumar to Prior, FOUR, lovely shot from Prior. Praveen tries to shape it in again, from outside off, Prior waits for it to come beside him, sets up a solid base and eases it through point. Flutter of applause around the home of cricket. Idyllic.

96.4

Kumar to Prior, no run, PK is doing stuff that I thought only Pradeep Mathew, the mystery bowler from Sri Lanka, could do. He's got this one to swing in, land and then seam away. Prior was utterly befuddled, and it was just as well that the bat got stuck in the pad, else he may have managed to edge this peach.

96.5

Kumar to Prior, no run, inswinger goes awry again, down the leg side and Prior has no problem with it.

96.6

Kumar to Prior, no run, potent inducker to finish the over, comes in like a guided missile that was headed for the pads, but Prior's bat came in the way at the right instant.

England 282/5   MJ Prior 6* (14b 1x4)

98.1

Kumar to Prior, no run, aha, appeal for lbw, but Prior's got the inside edge as he looked to defend. PK nips this one into the batsman

98.2

Kumar to Prior, no run, the stock Praveen ball, that shapes away off the seam, Prior plays it into the off side.

98.3

Kumar to Prior, FOUR, that's the second time Prior has taken him through the off side, but this one deserved to be hit. Short and wide outside off, the seam movement took it further away, Prior eased into position and cracked the cut.

98.4

Kumar to Prior, 4 byes, there you go. PK slants one too far wide down the leg side. Dhoni might have stopped it. Dravid didn't look like he would. He just landed flat on his front side after the ball had run away.

98.5

Kumar to Prior, 2 runs, on the pads, PK might be tiring here. Prior tucks him through square leg easily.

98.6

Kumar to Prior, no run, back on track from PK, gets the outward seam going from off stump, but Prior covers the line and defends well.

England 292/5   MJ Prior 12* (20b 2x4)

99.3

Dhoni to Prior, no run, full ball on off stump, Prior covers the line well and defends.

99.4

Dhoni to Prior, no run, well taken Dravid, this time he tumbles to his left and pouches it as Dhoni tests him down the leg side.

99.5

Dhoni to Prior, no run, short ball stands up amiably at Prior, who stands up and defends.

99.6

Dhoni to Prior, 1 run, short of a length outside off to end the over, Prior steers through point for a single.

England 294/5   MJ Prior 13* (24b 2x4)

100.1

Kumar to Prior, no run, short of a length outside off and straightening, Prior hangs back and defends solidly

100.2

Kumar to Prior, FOUR, width outside off, Prior goes hard at it and lashes it off the outside edge well over the slips for a boundary.

100.3

Kumar to Prior, no run, Praveen gets this to yank in, Prior watches closely and defends from the crease.

100.4

Kumar to Prior, no run, fuller length, draws him forward on off stump, Prior covers the line and defends.

100.5

Kumar to Prior, no run, feeler outside off, comes in gently from wide of the stumps, Prior doesn't play at it.

100.6

Kumar to Prior, no run, ends with a ball short of a length on middle and off, Prior defends with ease from the crease.

England 298/5   MJ Prior 17* (30b 3x4)

101.2

Dhoni to Prior, no run, wide outside off this time, Prior lets it go.

101.3

Dhoni to Prior, no run, fuller ball from Dhoni this time, on off stump, and it is driven back by Prior who seemed late to move forward.

101.4

Dhoni to Prior, 1 run, England bring up 300, the latest 100 being their fastest. Dhoni angles this one into the pads and Prior taps through midwicket for a single.

England 300/5   MJ Prior 18* (33b 3x4)

102.1

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, 2 runs, angles in without much slip from outside off, Prior laps him over short fine leg for a couple.

102.2

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, no run, short of a length, but the line is outside off. Prior presses back and defends.

102.3

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, 1 run, no one at point to stop the single. Prior hangs back and taps from outside off into the cover point area for a single.

England 303/5   MJ Prior 21* (36b 3x4)

103.1

Raina to Prior, no run, this slides across Prior from round the wicket. Chopped to point

103.2

Raina to Prior, 1 run, Prior hops across his stumps and dabs a single to leg

England 306/5   MJ Prior 22* (38b 3x4)

104.1

Sharma to Prior, no run, wide of the crease and angling back to Prior. Prior doesn't like that angle and hangs his bat out rather tentatively. Good start from Sharma

104.2

Sharma to Prior, 1 run, never bowl there to Prior, he'll happily cut, drive and glide all day square on the off side

104.4

Sharma to Prior, no run, beaten again! Just holding its line and Prior again hanging his bat far away from his body

104.5

Sharma to Prior, no run, tighter defence this time back to the bowler

104.6

Sharma to Prior, no run, full from Sharma and Prior was hanging back. No damage though as it's pushed to mid-off

England 316/5   MJ Prior 23* (43b 3x4)

105.4

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, no run, Prior quietly behind a flat ball in defence

105.5

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, 1 run, good running again earns a single, Prior dinking it towards square leg and haring off

England 322/5   MJ Prior 24* (45b 3x4)

106.2

Sharma to Prior, no run, Prior solidly blocks back to the bowler

106.3

Sharma to Prior, no run, good length from Sharma, good line too. In fact, that's just the place to bowl to him. Coming back at a hit-the-stumps length, Prior was up to it though with tight defence

106.4

Sharma to Prior, no run, good lines again from Sharma, and good pace too. Prior slow to get forward in defence

106.5

Sharma to Prior, no run, good to see Sharma attacking the stumps, he's been a touch wide this Test so far. Clipped to midwicket

106.6

Sharma to Prior, 1 run, this time Prior manages to find some space in the leg side

England 327/5   MJ Prior 25* (50b 3x4)

107.1

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, FOUR, air from Harbhajan! But he overcooked it and Prior climbed into the half-volley. Laced it to the boundary

107.2

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, 1 run, that line opens out the leg side and Prior clips a single to the leg side

England 332/5   MJ Prior 30* (52b 4x4)

108.1

Sharma to Prior, no run, good line from Sharma again attacking the stumps. Prior drives with the angle to mid-on

108.2

Sharma to Prior, 1 run, Sharma feeds Prior's favourite cut shot and is stylishly glided to deep point

108.6

Sharma to Prior, 1 run, Prior clips a single into space to pinch the strike

England 337/5   MJ Prior 32* (55b 4x4)

109.1

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, 2 runs, ah lovely work from Prior. Uses the angle created by the around-the-wicket angle to glide a couple past the keeper

109.2

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, no run, blocked carefully

109.3

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, no run, Prior eases back in defence

109.4

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, no run, again flat from Harbhajan and defended

109.5

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, no run, pushed back to the bowler

109.6

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, 1 run, Harbhajan lands this close enough to the pads for Prior to work a single to midwicket

England 340/5   MJ Prior 35* (61b 4x4)

110.1

Sharma to Prior, FOUR, I wonder if Sharma is just struggling with his run up here, looked totally out of rhythm on this ball, slapping it down very short. Prior rocked back, waited and swatted it over mid-on for four. Dangerous times for India, England could really run away with things here

110.2

Sharma to Prior, 1 leg bye, fuller and straighter and altogether more reassuring from Sharma. Thuds off the pads and runs away for one

110.5

Sharma to Prior, no run, lovely delivery from Sharma. That run-up problem was just an aberration it seems. This pitches and zips away past Prior's outside edge

110.6

Sharma to Prior, 1 run, Prior Pietersens this by taking the strike

England 347/5   MJ Prior 40* (65b 5x4)

111.1

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, 1 run, Prior hops back into his crease and tickles this round the corner

England 348/5   MJ Prior 41* (66b 5x4)

112.1

Kumar to Prior, no run, full and driven hard back at the bowler

112.2

Kumar to Prior, 1 run, Kumar finds away movement again but Prior uses it to push a single to cover

England 349/5   MJ Prior 42* (68b 5x4)

113.1

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, 4 runs, all-run four for Prior, brings up Harbhajan's ton! Tickled around the corner and by the time Kumar collected England had run four

113.2

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, 2 runs, swept hard down to Kumar again, who this time fields smartly. Takes Prior to two away from a very good fifty

113.3

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, 1 run, Kumar in action once again and earns a cheer from the Lord's crowd as Prior dribbles one down to him

113.6

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, 1 run, fifty for Prior, in good time too, 72 balls. Came in with England losing two in an over and has sped them back to control. Really top work from him

England 358/5   MJ Prior 50* (72b 5x4)

114.1

Kumar to Prior, no run, good movement for Kumar again, earns him a cheer from his captain. Prior leaves alone

114.2

Kumar to Prior, 1 run, the outswing opens the off side up for Prior to time a stylish drive through

114.4

Kumar to Prior, 2 runs, Kumar gets his line wrong and Prior works off his pads to fine leg

114.5

Kumar to Prior, no run, good delivery, shaping away from fullish length. Flagged through

114.6

Kumar to Prior, 1 run, what could have been a tight single to cover was made routine by the lethargy of the fielder

England 363/5   MJ Prior 54* (77b 5x4)

115.1

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, 1 run, Kumar is in constant action at deep fine leg. Prior sweeps firmly to him

115.4

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, no run, Prior in one-day mode, in the sense he almost got himself out. Runs outside leg stump but Harbhajan follows him

115.5

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, 1 run, again Prior backs away trying to open up the off side, but he can only get himself a single to cover

England 366/5   MJ Prior 56* (80b 5x4)

116.1

Kumar to Prior, 1 run, inducker from Kumar, snakes in a long, long way. From the hand though. Prior wanted to cut but was cramped on the shot

116.5

Kumar to Prior, no run, easily left alone outside off

116.6

Kumar to Prior, no run, and again Prior raises the bat harmlessly out of trouble

England 370/5   MJ Prior 57* (83b 5x4)

117.4

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, 2 runs, Prior gives himself a couple of feet of room and flat-bats a scorching drive into the deep

117.5

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, no run, ah, this time he makes too much room and can't lay bat on a flashing cut

117.6

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, 2 runs, Prior sends the ball towards third man with a deft little late cut

England 377/5   MJ Prior 61* (86b 5x4)

119.1

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, no run, turned to square leg, where the fielder rushes in to stop the single

119.2

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, FOUR, reverse-swept up and over the slip and down to third man for four. Nicely played, he placed the shot perfectly

119.3

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, 2 runs, slapped hard out into the deep, and they're back for the second

119.4

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, no run, Prior skips down the track, looking to attack, but this one was just held back a touch and he couldn't get to the pitch

119.5

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, FOUR, swiped to wide long on! This time Prior waited in the crease, picking up the length and hammering the ball between the fielders in the deep

119.6

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, no run, tapped gently into the off side to end the over

England 389/5   MJ Prior 71* (92b 7x4)

120.3

Kumar to Prior, OUT, Praveen gets another! He sent down an outswinger, perhaps just short of a good length, and Prior set himself for a slashing cut. The ball bounced and moved more than he expected, however, and a thick edge flew straight through to Dhoni. India really, really needed that.

MJ Prior c †Dhoni b Kumar 71 (125m 93b 7x4 0x6) SR: 76.34

England 390/6   MJ Prior 71 (93b 7x4)
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Jul 25, 2011

Members at Lord's applaud Sachin Tendulkar as he returns to the pavilion, England v India, 1st Test, Lord's, 5th day, July 25, 2011

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Jul 25, 2011

Spectators queue outside Lord's ahead of the final day of the Lord's Test, England v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Lord's, July 25, 2011

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