Pataudi Trophy - 1st Test

England v India

England won by 196 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

18.3

Broad to Dravid, no run, full once more, pitched up outside off and Dravid comes forward into a nervous-looking drive

18.4

Broad to Dravid, no run, swinging away through the air off a good length, Dravid steps down the pitch and raises his arms into an extravagant leave

18.5

Broad to Dravid, no run, floated up very full outside off, Dravid has a look and keeps bat away from ball

18.6

Broad to Dravid, no run, pitched right up once more, dug out to cover

India 63/1   R Dravid 0* (4b)

19.2

Anderson to Dravid, no run, full, leaving Dravid through the air and off the pitch. Left well alone

19.3

Anderson to Dravid, no run, just short of a good length on off stump, Dravid shifts his weight and defends to point

19.4

Anderson to Dravid, no run, Anderson goes a yard or so fuller, but it's outside off and left alone

19.5

Anderson to Dravid, no run, leaving the batsman once more, and Dravid steps into a well-judged leave. He's got all sorts of leaves, does Dravid. The complete batsman.

19.6

Anderson to Dravid, no run, here's the hands-above-head variation, one of my personal favourites. Wide from Anderson, and Dravid didn't need to play at it

India 64/1   R Dravid 0* (9b)

20.6

Broad to Dravid, no run, nippy offcutter from Broad, and it nips through Dravid's attempted glance to strike him on the thigh

India 69/1   R Dravid 0* (10b)

21.2

Anderson to Dravid, no run, shaping away through the air, Anderson continues to tease Dravid outside off

21.3

Anderson to Dravid, no run, full and swinging, pushed to cover

21.4

Anderson to Dravid, no run, Anderson goes a touch wider, Dravid leaves

21.5

Anderson to Dravid, FOUR, classical drive through cover! Dravid is off the mark in great style. Anderson pitched it right up to him and he leaned into a supple drive. A pleasure to see

21.6

Anderson to Dravid, no run, and Dravid ends the over with utterly solid defence, stepping way down the track as he plays the stroke

India 74/1   R Dravid 4* (15b 1x4)

23.1

Anderson to Dravid, no run, full and shaping away outside off, Dravid moves forward and across to defend into the off side

23.2

Anderson to Dravid, 1 run, straighter this time, and again Anderson gets that shape away, Dravid covers the line seemingly tentatively, and plays it into the leg side

23.4

Anderson to Dravid, no run, short of a length on Dravid's hips, he nudges it to the leg side.

23.5

Anderson to Dravid, no run, 132 kph, full and attacking the stumps again, Dravid defends to the leg side

23.6

Anderson to Dravid, no run, lets the last one go outside off, Anderson plugs away a couple of yards outside the stumps and it is an easy leave

India 76/1   R Dravid 5* (20b 1x4)

25.1

Anderson to Dravid, no run, full from Anderson, keeps taking it away from outside off, Dravid leans out and lets it go.

25.2

Anderson to Dravid, no run, another full ball, draws Dravid forward and he defends as solidly as he did on debut at this ground in 1996.

25.3

Anderson to Dravid, 2 runs, well played, Dravid leans out to cover the swing, opens the face and uses the wrists and gets it through cover point.

25.4

Anderson to Dravid, 2 runs, edged, but safe. He has been fallible of late in that area, as a fielder and as a batsman, but he still has the presence of mind to drop the wrists and play it softly towards third man, between the slips.

25.5

Anderson to Dravid, no run, over-pitched this time and too straight, on the pads, Dravid plays it into the leg side.

25.6

Anderson to Dravid, no run, huge indipper this one, at a lively 135 kph, Dravid spots the line and then adjusts to defend.

India 85/2   R Dravid 9* (26b 1x4)

27.1

Tremlett to Dravid, no run, looked like that kept low after landing on length outside off. Dravid was on the back foot and went down quickly to defend it.

27.2

Tremlett to Dravid, no run, similar length, more predictable bounce. Sachin defends it with the angle to the leg side.

27.3

Tremlett to Dravid, 1 run, nicely played by Dravid, stands tall to a ball deviating away off the seam, and he drops it into the gully area for one.

India 92/2   R Dravid 10* (29b 1x4)

28.1

Broad to Dravid, no run, wider outside off from Broad to Dravid, he lets it go.

28.2

Broad to Dravid, FOUR, trademark Sachin two balls ago, and now trademark Dravid. Over-pitched and swinging away, but Dravid is a master at moving into line and covering the deviation. The then opens the wrists even as he flows into the drive and the ball purrs through covers. India reach 100.

28.3

Broad to Dravid, no run, shorter length from Broad, Dravid stays back and works it to the leg side.

28.4

Broad to Dravid, no run, and he goes full this time, Dravid is a little late to come forward but manages to keep it out from the crease.

28.5

Broad to Dravid, no run, huge lbw appeal turned down by Umpire Bowden. Looked like it was going down the leg side, but that's a really good ball. Inswinging yorker that kept coming in as Dravid looked to play it into the leg side, it missed the bat and thudded into the foot. Surely heading down the leg side. The clouds are getting up to their tricks here.

28.6

Broad to Dravid, no run, short of a length outside off and going away from Dravid, who safely lets it go through.

India 100/2   R Dravid 14* (35b 2x4)

30.1

Trott to Dravid, no run, slow and over-pitched outside off, Dravid inside-edges a cover drive onto his pad.

30.2

Trott to Dravid, no run, Dravid showing the kind of technique that you normally associate with defending Ambrose. High elbow, bat under the head, full face, full flourish. Defense.

30.3

Trott to Dravid, 1 run, on the pads this time, Dravid lets it come on and nudges through square leg for one.

India 102/2   R Dravid 15* (38b 2x4)

31.1

Tremlett to Dravid, no run, short of a length from Tremlett, outside off, Dravid stays back and guides it into the cordon.

31.2

Tremlett to Dravid, no run, short again, not much bounce though Dravid accounts for it, and he comes down to adjust and defend into the covers.

31.3

Tremlett to Dravid, no run, on the pads this time, Dravid stays in the crease and defends towards the leg side.

31.4

Tremlett to Dravid, no run, peach of a legcutter from Tremlett, the appetiser for lunch. Dravid nearly falls for it. Angles in, lands on the thread and jumps up and away. Dravid is squared up and does well to drop the wrists, albeit late.

31.5

Tremlett to Dravid, no run, easier this time, doesn't go away off the seam, and Dravid defends into the off side.

31.6

Tremlett to Dravid, no run, lunch it is at Lord's, and the legends will be back to resume duties after the break. This was short and wide outside the off stump and moved away marginally, Dravid lets it go and hurries off for the meal.

India 102/2   R Dravid 15* (44b 2x4)

33.1

Tremlett to Dravid, no run, length ball on off stump hinting at away movement, Dravid moves across and covers the line to defend.

33.2

Tremlett to Dravid, 1 leg bye, too straight, straying down the leg side, and Dravid fends it away backward of square leg for another single.

India 111/2   R Dravid 15* (46b 2x4)

34.1

Anderson to Dravid, no run, Anderson tests Dravid with a full delivery searching for swing, Dravid leans out to drive it and finds the man at cover. Lots of protection in that area,

34.2

Anderson to Dravid, FOUR, nicely done by Dravid, he picks up a four through third man, with a completely assured dab off the back foot. Short ball well outside off, once Dravid saw it wasn't bouncing too much, he just tapped it with soft hands to the right of the second slip. Still no third man in place.

34.3

Anderson to Dravid, no run, pokes and misses, poor shot from Dravid. He flirts in that region a little too often these days, doesn't he? Full ball, well outside off, he seemed late in getting across and just went for a nothing-push. In the early 2000s he would have seldom played at it.

34.4

Anderson to Dravid, no run, shorter and wider outside off, Dravid does better this time and lets it go.

34.5

Anderson to Dravid, no run, short of a length and angling into the pads, Dravid defends from the crease.

34.6

Anderson to Dravid, no run, fuller ball, Dravid seemed over-prepared for the change in length and seemed to reach out to drive it down the ground. Mis-timed to mid-on.

India 120/2   R Dravid 19* (52b 3x4)

35.4

Tremlett to Dravid, no run, workman-line ball, shaping away from wide of off stump, Dravid doesn't bother with it.

35.5

Tremlett to Dravid, no run, solid from Dravid, Tremlett tries to angle this one inwards and Dravid stonewalls it with bat and pad close together as he pushes forward.

35.6

Tremlett to Dravid, no run, again, Dravid confidently comes forward to defend a length ball.

India 125/2   R Dravid 19* (55b 3x4)

36.3

Anderson to Dravid, 2 leg byes, poor line from Anderson, sprays another one down the leg side, and Dravid gets something on it to pick up a couple through fine leg.

36.4

Anderson to Dravid, no run, that's the line, Anderson gets that swerve going away from middle and off, but Dravid gets easy behind it and defends.

36.5

Anderson to Dravid, no run, fuller length, draws Dravid forward into a poetic defensive push down the pitch. No one does it better.

36.6

Anderson to Dravid, no run, again, Dravid comes forward with intent to block and plays it off the inside half of the blade to the leg side.

India 132/2   R Dravid 19* (59b 3x4)

37.3

Tremlett to Dravid, FOUR, The Third Man is not one of Andrew Strauss' favourite movies. Four more leaked through that area, as Dravid expertly hangs back, stays beside the line and steers past the cordon. Played it down almost compulsively.

37.4

Tremlett to Dravid, 1 run, on the pads now again, Dravid works it away through square leg for one more.

India 138/2   R Dravid 24* (61b 4x4)

38.1

Anderson to Dravid, no run, well wide outside off, Dravid gets forward and across to let it go.

38.2

Anderson to Dravid, no run, better line, makes him play while getting the away shape from off stump, Dravid covers the line well and defends.

38.3

Anderson to Dravid, FOUR, Dravid gets four, and without much trouble, but he might still not be happy with that shot. Full and wide, swinging away, Dravid reached for it and played a well controlled square drive, albeit away from the body. Morgan at point dives over it.

38.4

Anderson to Dravid, no run, leaves this one go outside off, shorter than the previous one.

38.5

Anderson to Dravid, FOUR, nice variation from Anderson, gets this to snake in the way Praveen Kumar did yesterday several times, but it ended up as cannon fodder on Dravid's pads. He saw it coming in early, waited and worked it beautifully off the pads.

38.6

Anderson to Dravid, FOUR, super shot. India are doing really well here after the break. Dravid perfects the square drive this time, sends it more in front of square than he did previously, and that is always an indication of how close to the pitch he is getting. Full and going away, he commits well to the shot, reaches across and threads the covers. Splendid.

India 150/2   R Dravid 36* (67b 7x4)

40.1

Swann to Dravid, no run, short and turning in, Dravid stays back and punches down the track.

40.2

Swann to Dravid, no run, nice line, lands a yard outside off and comes in, Dravid defends from the crease.

40.3

Swann to Dravid, no run, hint of inward curl, Dravid leans forward to smother it.

40.4

Swann to Dravid, 1 run, short and on a Harbhajan line, ends up on Dravid's pads and he works it away for an easy single.

India 151/2   R Dravid 37* (71b 7x4)

41.1

Tremlett to Dravid, 1 run, legcutter to Dravid, he adjusts to it really well and drops towards point for a single off the back foot.

India 152/2   R Dravid 38* (72b 7x4)

42.1

Swann to Dravid, no run, short to Dravid, he stays back and works it to the leg side.

42.2

Swann to Dravid, no run, flighted generously on middle and leg, turning down the leg side, Dravid pads it away.

42.3

Swann to Dravid, no run, short ball, stays low as it comes in but Dravid adjusts well to defend.

42.4

Swann to Dravid, FOUR, supreme from Dravid, he pounces on what can't be defined as a short ball for normal batsman, but he is back in a flash and unfurls a wristy cut that whistles through for four.

42.5

Swann to Dravid, no run, that keeps low again, Dravid stays behind it and plays it to the leg side.

42.6

Swann to Dravid, no run, that's the one, breaking in from outside off, sharp as ever, Dravid is sucked into a drive off the back foot against the spin, but it keeps low. He manages to stab it away, nevertheless.

India 158/2   R Dravid 42* (78b 8x4)

44.1

Swann to Dravid, no run, big appeal for a catch, will they review it? There's a discussion and they decide not to. In 2.1 overs, Swann has got more spin than Harbhajan did in two full days. This one breaks in menacingly from outside off, and bounces extra too. Dravid was playing back and looking to cut, but it came in so much to miss the bat and hit high on the thigh before going to slip. No edge.

44.2

Swann to Dravid, no run, this one keeps low too, Dravid will want to play forward more often. He forces it away this time.

44.3

Swann to Dravid, no run

44.4

Swann to Dravid, no run, lovely stuff from Swanny. Turn and drift, looking to burst it in through the gap, Dravid inside edges the drive onto the pad. No one at silly point to take it.

44.5

Swann to Dravid, no run, this one floats past the outside edge, Dravid is not comfortable at all. He fishes for this inside the line as it zips past. Exemplary spin bowling.

44.6

Swann to Dravid, no run, end of a top over, Dravid just about covers for the fizz as Swann gets another one to turn in. Defended down the track.

India 158/3   R Dravid 42* (84b 8x4)

45.2

Broad to Dravid, no run, full and on the pads, Dravid looks to work it to the leg side.

45.3

Broad to Dravid, no run, solid from Dravid, soaks up the pressure with a straight bat as Broad probes away full on off stump.

45.4

Broad to Dravid, no run, wider of off stump this time, Dravid plays it into the covers off the front foot.

45.5

Broad to Dravid, no run, this one nips in, Dravid again looks to defend, and it goes off the inner half to the leg side.

45.6

Broad to Dravid, no run, Dravid spilled in the slips now! For once, Broad can be excused if he throws a tantrum or ten! Another lovely ball, full and swinging away, Dravid is tentative with the forward prod and goes hard at it. Edges it to the right of Swann diving away at second slip, he gets both hands to it and lets it fall. Where is third slip?!

India 159/3   R Dravid 42* (89b 8x4)

46.2

Swann to Dravid, no run, full from Swann, Dravid leans forward this time and defends solidly

46.3

Swann to Dravid, no run

46.4

Swann to Dravid, no run, flighted on off, Dravid gets to the pitch and whip drives straight to midwicket.

46.5

Swann to Dravid, no run, similar shot, Dravid again is authoritatively forward to the pitch of it and whips to the man at silly mid on

46.6

Swann to Dravid, FOUR, much better footwork from Dravid this time, finds the ball to play back to, and latches onto it as soon as it comes. Short outside off and turning in, he hangs back and cuts well through point. Broad nearly slides to stop it, but the ball rolls over.

India 164/3   R Dravid 46* (94b 9x4)

48.1

Swann to Dravid, no run, very short from Swann but it skidded through and Dravid couldn't time his pull shot

48.2

Swann to Dravid, no run, touch of spin and dip, nothing dramatic but Dravid watchful

48.3

Swann to Dravid, no run, the air on the ball draws Dravid out of his crease to whip to midwicket

48.4

Swann to Dravid, FOUR, had the practice the shot before but this time cleared the infield with a wonderful shot to bring up 50. Down the wicket just a fraction and flicking it past midwicket, all along the ground to the boundary. Takes him ahead of Ponting in the list of all-time run-scorers. Sits behind only Tendulkar

48.5

Swann to Dravid, no run, celebrates by blocking this carefully

48.6

Swann to Dravid, no run, spin here for Swann, and plenty of it from a shortish length. Dravid unconcerned in defence

India 168/3   R Dravid 50* (100b 10x4)

49.6

Broad to Dravid, no run, probing outswinger to end the over which Dravid happily waves through

India 169/3   R Dravid 50* (101b 10x4)

51.1

Broad to Dravid, no run, this is the fifth over of Broad's spell. Starts outside off stump, too far to interest Dravid

51.2

Broad to Dravid, no run, again it's a touch too wide to draw Dravid into something injudicious

51.3

Broad to Dravid, no run, three in a row too wide and again Dravid lifts his bat above his head. More out of ritual than necessity

51.4

Broad to Dravid, no run, angled in and attacking the stumps this time. Dravid has to hurry his defence

51.5

Broad to Dravid, 1 run, outswinging half-volley is sweetly timed towards cover, needs a combined effort of Morgan diving to parry and Cook cleaning up, to do the fielding

India 170/3   R Dravid 51* (106b 10x4)

52.1

Swann to Dravid, no run, Dravid is keen to play back to Swann and try and pierce the off side but this cramps him

52.2

Swann to Dravid, 1 run, easy for the batsman this time as Swann loses his line, Dravid rolls his wrists over the ball to send it to short fine leg

India 171/3   R Dravid 52* (108b 10x4)

53.4

Broad to Dravid, 1 run, Pietersen out at deep point so Dravid can happily take a single steering in that direction

India 178/3   R Dravid 53* (109b 10x4)

54.1

Swann to Dravid, no run, Dravid on the cut again, toe-ends back to the bowler. Probably the bowler who got away with things though

54.2

Swann to Dravid, no run, once again Dravid is cutting, but again with the toe-end. Swann just a touch short the last couple of overs

54.3

Swann to Dravid, no run, this remains back of a perfect length but better. Dravid solid in defence

54.4

Swann to Dravid, no run, more air on this and it draws Dravid forward to defend

54.5

Swann to Dravid, no run, hint on inside edge as Dravid works this to midwicket

54.6

Swann to Dravid, no run, picture perfect defence to end the over. Swann's third maiden in eight overs, Harbhajan managed three in 35

India 178/3   R Dravid 53* (115b 10x4)

56.1

Swann to Dravid, 1 run, worked into space for a single, could easily have been two but there you go. Raina the left-hander vs Swann now

India 183/4   R Dravid 54* (116b 10x4)

57.1

Tremlett to Dravid, no run, steams in this delivery but it's outside off stump and left alone. Plenty depends on Dravid now, probably just the way he likes it

57.2

Tremlett to Dravid, no run, big grunt from Tremlett as he delivers. Decent line outside off but Dravid won't be drawn into a shot

57.3

Tremlett to Dravid, no run, good delivery this one, corrected the line and forced Dravid to block his off stump

57.4

Tremlett to Dravid, no run, excellent delivery, fuller and nipping away off the deck. Dravid definitely poked at it but luckily for him it moved too far

57.5

Tremlett to Dravid, no run, again Tremlett heads full, trying desperately to draw Dravid into a stroke but the batsman has none of it

57.6

Tremlett to Dravid, no run, poor delivery to end a good over, shoved down the leg side

India 183/5   R Dravid 54* (122b 10x4)

59.1

Tremlett to Dravid, 1 no ball, another no ball from Tremlett. Saker will be in his ear this evening. Not sure what he can do to change things though

59.1

Tremlett to Dravid, 1 run, just a little bit too straight from the bowler and Dravid tucks a single to leg

India 189/5   R Dravid 55* (124b 10x4)

60.1

Swann to Dravid, no run, Swann has just been a touch short to Dravid and allows the batsman to cut him away to point

60.2

Swann to Dravid, no run, nicely bowled with more air and nicely played, with, dare I say it, soft hands

60.3

Swann to Dravid, no run, nudged to leg with the spin

60.4

Swann to Dravid, no run, very watchful from Dravid, blocking back to the bowler. Nods to Swann to confirm it was a good ball

60.5

Swann to Dravid, FOUR, lovely shot, really good from Dravid. Presses forward before rocking back and easing a cut shot through cover for four. Swann doesn't nod his respect, he's very annoyed

60.6

Swann to Dravid, no run, Dravid reaches for the textbook and delivers perfect defence

India 193/5   R Dravid 59* (130b 11x4)

62.1

Swann to Dravid, 1 run, a rubber-wristed whip sends the ball down to fine leg

India 194/5   R Dravid 60* (131b 11x4)

64.1

Swann to Dravid, no run, looped down from around the wicket, tapped back to the bowler

64.2

Swann to Dravid, no run, whipped with style into the leg side, that languid, leaning shot that Dravid plays so well. Unfortunately, it's aimed right at the fielder

64.3

Swann to Dravid, no run, this time he comes well forward to smother the spin in defence

64.4

Swann to Dravid, 1 run, Dravid shifts forward, then hops back and slaps a cut out into the deep. There's cover out there

64.6

Swann to Dravid, no run, and utterly solid defence to end the over

India 198/5   R Dravid 61* (136b 11x4)

66.1

Swann to Dravid, 1 run, turned off the pads, and out to deep backward square

66.3

Swann to Dravid, 2 runs, tapped down through gully and into the gap, they take the first quickly and rush back for two

66.4

Swann to Dravid, no run, tossed up on off stump, pushed back to the bowler

66.5

Swann to Dravid, no run, this may have kept a little low, Dravid really jabbed down on it in defence as he played back

66.6

Swann to Dravid, no run, nudged back to the bowler in defence

India 202/5   R Dravid 64* (141b 11x4)

67.2

Broad to Dravid, no run, shaping away from the bat outside off, and Dravid patiently leaves alone

67.3

Broad to Dravid, 1 run, Broad comes wide on the crease and draws Dravid forward ... that wasn't quite there for the drive but he pushed at it. No major alarms as the ball trickles to cover point

India 204/5   R Dravid 65* (143b 11x4)

69.1

Broad to Dravid, 1 leg bye, Dravid is perhaps just beaten for pace as he shapes to glance to leg, the ball striking him on the pad. Going well down leg, however, and they take a leg bye

69.5

Broad to Dravid, no run, Dravid almost falls over his front leg as he over-balances on a leg glance, but lays bat on ball

69.6

Broad to Dravid, no run, Broad aims a yorker at the base of off stump, but it's dug out by Dravid

India 213/5   R Dravid 65* (146b 11x4)

70.2

Swann to Dravid, no run, Swann stays round the wicket to Dravid, who taps the ball back to the bowler

70.3

Swann to Dravid, no run, punched rather more firmly off the front foot this time, but Swann bends to field off his own bowling

70.4

Swann to Dravid, 1 run, clipped through square leg, just the single as the substitute fielder runs in quickly

India 215/5   R Dravid 66* (149b 11x4)

71.1

Trott to Dravid, no run, full on off stump, driven into the covers

71.2

Trott to Dravid, FOUR, shot! This is real classy stuff from Dravid. He stepped right to the pitch of a wobbly, floaty half-volley and threaded the ball perfectly through the gap at cover

71.3

Trott to Dravid, no run, a hint of inside edge as Dravid pushes forward in defence

71.4

Trott to Dravid, 1 run, turned off the front pad, and a single taken to square leg

India 220/5   R Dravid 71* (153b 12x4)

72.1

Swann to Dravid, no run, Dravid lunges down the track to smother a Swann offspinner

72.2

Swann to Dravid, 1 run, a little too short and a touch wide too, Dravid leans back to punch through point

India 221/5   R Dravid 72* (155b 12x4)

73.2

Trott to Dravid, no run, curving gently away through the air outside off, Dravid leans across and leaves alone

73.3

Trott to Dravid, no run, another outswinger outside off, once again Dravid is quite happy to offer no shot

73.4

Trott to Dravid, 1 run, Trott tries to angle this one in, but slips towards leg stump once again and is easily milked for a single

India 224/5   R Dravid 73* (158b 12x4)

74.1

Swann to Dravid, no run, Dravid steps onto the back foot and defends back to the bowler

74.2

Swann to Dravid, no run, looped up outside off, solidly smothered by Dravid

74.3

Swann to Dravid, no run, Dravid stretches forward in picture-perfect defence

74.4

Swann to Dravid, no run, and yet more defence from Dravid, offering no way through for Swann

74.5

Swann to Dravid, 1 run, the length - a little short - is quickly picked up by the batsman, who rocks back and tucks the ball to fine leg for one

India 225/5   R Dravid 74* (163b 12x4)

76.1

Swann to Dravid, no run, the bottom hand comes into the shot as Dravid drives to mid-on

76.2

Swann to Dravid, no run, mid-off is pinged by another good drive

76.3

Swann to Dravid, no run, flighted on middle and off, solid defence from Dravid

76.4

Swann to Dravid, 1 run, possibly the arm ball from Swann - it went on with the drift - and Dravid steps back to glide it to third man

India 227/5   R Dravid 75* (167b 12x4)

78.1

Pietersen to Dravid, no run, spin for Pietersen straight away, but it slides down the leg side

78.2

Pietersen to Dravid, 1 run, very short and Dravid drags his pull shot down to long-on

78.5

Pietersen to Dravid, 1 run, Dravid flicks with the spin to exchange strike with Dhoni

India 233/5   R Dravid 77* (170b 12x4)

79.1

Trott to Dravid, no run, Trott steaming in for the last over with the old ball, we presume. Dravid defends

79.2

Trott to Dravid, no run, floated up by Trott this time, devastating lack of pace. The fifty stand is up, by the way, mighty important too

79.3

Trott to Dravid, no run, full ball squeezed out to cover by Dravid

79.4

Trott to Dravid, no run, hint of an inside edge here, almost made Dravid look unstylish

79.5

Trott to Dravid, 1 run, Dravid uses the width served up by Trott to steer a single to deep point

India 234/5   R Dravid 78* (175b 12x4)

81.1

Tremlett to Dravid, no run, underwhelming start from Tremlett, short and down the leg side

81.2

Tremlett to Dravid, 1 run, similar delivery and this time Dravid connects with his leg-side flick, jogging through for a single

81.6

Tremlett to Dravid, no run, left alone easily outside off stump to end another quiet new-ball over. It's only Broad, of the three pacemen, who has regularly threatened today. Who would have wagered that before play?

India 239/5   R Dravid 79* (178b 12x4)

83.1

Tremlett to Dravid, 1 run, curiously, this seems to come off the pitch very slowly. Dravid appeared to have an age to knock a single to leg. Maybe he's just in good nick

India 240/5   R Dravid 80* (179b 12x4)

84.1

Anderson to Dravid, no run, Anderson is full and ducking this back into Dravid. Finds the pads and there is thought of an appeal before a rethink

84.2

Anderson to Dravid, FOUR, top shot. It was there for it but Dravid just waited at the last moment to make sure his cut shot went behind point for four

84.3

Anderson to Dravid, 1 run, England have point set on the boundary which means a good delivery from Anderson can be defended quietly and earn a single

India 246/7   R Dravid 85* (182b 13x4)

85.1

Tremlett to Dravid, 1 run, Dravid happy to take the single, I imagine Tremlett is pleased as well. Dravid 14 away from the honours board

85.3

Tremlett to Dravid, 1 run, Tremlett goes full to Dravid, good delivery too but it takes more than 'good' to get past Dravid

85.5

Tremlett to Dravid, FOUR, hacking at one end, complete style at the other. Dravid on-drives a full ball all along the carpet, past mid-on for four. Takes him into the 90s

85.6

Tremlett to Dravid, no run, solid block from a shortish ball around off stump

India 264/7   R Dravid 91* (186b 14x4)

86.4

Anderson to Dravid, no run, excellent delivery, swinging away from around off stump. Dravid sturdy in defence

86.5

Anderson to Dravid, 1 run, with the help of an inside edge Dravid gets himself off strike and in place to deal with the next over

India 268/7   R Dravid 92* (188b 14x4)

87.1

Tremlett to Dravid, 1 run, Dravid is being given singles by Strauss and is happy to take them

87.3

Tremlett to Dravid, no run, carefully blocked to cover

87.4

Tremlett to Dravid, no run, after all the flurry we've had of late it's nice to get a simple leave-alone outside off

87.5

Tremlett to Dravid, no run, Tremlett aims full and finds the even fuller face of Dravid's broad defence

87.6

Tremlett to Dravid, no run, Kumar has strike after Dravid blocks solidly.

India 274/7   R Dravid 93* (193b 14x4)

88.2

Broad to Dravid, no run, "bowled Broady" says Prior and the slip cordon. It was, I suppose, but Dravid left easily

88.3

Broad to Dravid, no run, Dravid again leaves all alone outside off stump

88.4

Broad to Dravid, no run, some extra bounce from a length is defended calmly

88.5

Broad to Dravid, 1 run, Dravid gives Kumar one to face in the over by opening the face to send this to third man

India 276/7   R Dravid 94* (197b 14x4)

89.1

Tremlett to Dravid, (no ball) FOUR, Dravid hops, the ball does not get up that much, he adjusts, he crouches, he puts it away with a punch through extra cover, in the air all the time, it is a no-ball as well

89.2

Tremlett to Dravid, no run, this one moves away from outside off, he will let it go, as always

89.3

Tremlett to Dravid, no run, lunges forward, in a manner that reminds you of the man he overtook for second-most Test runs, sees the ball is not to be fiddled with and shoulders arms

89.4

Tremlett to Dravid, no run, Tremlett goes much fuller and on the stumps, forces Dravid to play, his bat comes down straight and pushes the ball calmly down the track

89.5

Tremlett to Dravid, 2 runs, that is what could not be done in 1996, Rahul Dravid shouts for joy as he puts this one past mid on, he punches the air, Lord's stands up, hug from Zaheer Khan, hug from Suresh Raina, lots of emotion from a man not given to showing them, the applause just does not seem to stop

89.6

Tremlett to Dravid, no run, and then normal service resumes as it has done for all those years, outside off stump and it shall not be messed with, up go the arms and the ball passes by

89.6

Tremlett to Dravid, no run, bat and pad close together, the ball comes darting in with the angle, but of discomfort but no harm done as bat is that meets the ball in front of pad and it is pushed away on the on side

India 283/8   R Dravid 100* (204b 15x4)

91.1

Anderson to Dravid, no run, there is the outside edge, but past a lunging Swann at second slip, it has been that kind of day for the English, Dravid stretched out and drove away from the body, but the away movement took the edge

91.2

Anderson to Dravid, no run, played out down towards mid off

91.3

Anderson to Dravid, no run, goes for the flamboyant cut, arches back but from the crease, and is beaten as Anderson gets generous lift from short of a length

91.4

Anderson to Dravid, 1 run, he takes the single off a straight one towards midwicket to bring Zaheer on strike with two balls left in the over

India 284/8   R Dravid 101* (208b 15x4)

92.1

Broad to Dravid, no run, brute of a short ball from Broad, climbing furiously on Dravid, whose concentration is top notch even now, drops the wrists and gets head out the way in a flash

92.2

Broad to Dravid, no run, touch wider and left alone outside the off stump

92.3

Broad to Dravid, no run, hangs beside the line and opens the face from the crease to run it down to third man, but refuses the single

92.4

Broad to Dravid, no run, Broad tries the fuller length, but Dravid gets well forward to keep him out

92.5

Broad to Dravid, no run, this is good stuff from Broad, another climber that has Dravid weaving out of harm's way, keeping him on the back foot

92.6

Broad to Dravid, no run, they will not get the single, with the field up on the off side, Broad slows it down full and just outside off, Dravid has to reach out but only manages to tap it away to extra cover, right who will have a go at Ishant?

India 284/9   R Dravid 101* (214b 15x4)

94.1

Broad to Dravid, 2 runs, targets the pads with a very full length, Dravid accepts the gift and puts it past midwicket, Morgan keeps it down to two with a big dive

94.2

Broad to Dravid, no run, bit of trouble with the one that darts in with the angle but no harm done as he takes it on the pad

94.3

Broad to Dravid, no run, hops in the air to keep a short ball down towards square leg, does not take the single

94.4

Broad to Dravid, no run, Dravid tries to slog, and ends up looking a touch ugly, not his style, too much bottom hand, bat face closes and mid on fields

94.5

Broad to Dravid, no run, now he tries to will this fuller delivery past extra cover with a purring front foot drive but it has to get past the man there, and doesn't

94.6

Broad to Dravid, no run, Broad keeps Dravid pinned in the crease with a superb short delivery that Dravid hops to fend towards short leg

India 286/9   R Dravid 103* (220b 15x4)
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