Pataudi Trophy - 1st Test

England v India

England won by 196 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

43.5

Broad to Laxman, no run, full again on off stump. Laxman as always reluctant to come forward, but he defends it into the off side.

43.6

Broad to Laxman, no run, over-pitched, looking for the edge, but Laxman middles the cover drive. The man close in parries it away to wide mid-off, so he's yet to open his account.

India 158/3   VVS Laxman 0* (2b)

45.1

Broad to Laxman, 1 run, Strauss drops a sitter at first slip. Laxman escapes a duck. Superb bowling from Broad, gets the outswinger to go away from short of a length, Laxman fends from the crease. Strauss won't get any easier at catching practice. How did that go down? They get the single too.

India 159/3   VVS Laxman 1* (3b)

46.1

Swann to Laxman, 1 leg bye, nervy, nervy stuff! Laxman turns Swann uppishly with the turn through square leg. Not far from short leg.

India 160/3   VVS Laxman 1* (4b)

47.1

Broad to Laxman, no run, full again, full as usual I'm tempted to say, Laxman eases forward to defend his off stump

47.2

Broad to Laxman, no run, the top of off stump is where Broad's radar is fixed, what a relief that is for all England fans. Laxman is solid in defence

47.3

Broad to Laxman, no run, back of a length this time, the line remains good though. Laxman leans forward before standing up and steering to point

47.4

Broad to Laxman, no run, Broad goes full in search of swing, doesn't find it and Laxman digs it out

47.5

Broad to Laxman, no run, edged again but Laxman has adjusted his hands from Broad's last over. It runs along the ground to Swann, who take it cleanly, to his frustration

47.6

Broad to Laxman, no run, excellent, probing maiden over. Laxman solid but Broad asking all the right questions

India 164/3   VVS Laxman 1* (10b)

49.1

Broad to Laxman, no run, Broad continues, it will be hard for Strauss to take him off,

49.2

Broad to Laxman, no run, careful defence from Laxman on the front foot

49.3

Broad to Laxman, no run, very full from Broad again, Laxman leans it gently to midwicket

49.4

Broad to Laxman, no run, after his early mishaps, Laxman seems to be lining it up well now. Straightest of blades sends this to mid-on

49.5

Broad to Laxman, 1 leg bye, Broad is lucky to get away with this. Leg-stump half-volley but Laxman couldn't connect

India 169/3   VVS Laxman 1* (15b)

50.1

Swann to Laxman, no run, Laxman is denied a boundary thanks to Cook's knee at short leg. Pull shot was slammed into him

50.2

Swann to Laxman, no run, quietly forward in defence

50.3

Swann to Laxman, no run, nicely bowled, just dipped on Laxman as he leant forward to whip to leg. Bobbled up off the pads to cover

50.4

Swann to Laxman, no run, this slides on with the arm, attacking the outside edge but Laxman is solid

50.5

Swann to Laxman, no run, pushed through a touch quicker, Laxman strokes to extra cover

50.6

Swann to Laxman, no run, very good maiden over from Swann. Looks a notch above the other spinners we've seen this game

India 169/3   VVS Laxman 1* (21b)

51.6

Broad to Laxman, no run, cautious and careful defence to close out the over

India 170/3   VVS Laxman 1* (22b)

52.3

Swann to Laxman, no run, flatter from Swann but Laxman is untroubled

52.4

Swann to Laxman, no run, good delivery this one, slower to follow the quicker ball, spins a touch and finds the pads as Laxman plays forward

52.5

Swann to Laxman, FOUR, ah, lovely batting. Intricate placement, as Laxman just opened the face on a drive to beat the infield. Perfect timing made it into four

52.6

Swann to Laxman, 1 run, dragged down short from Swann, probably got stuck in the hand. Laxman wheels it to fine leg

India 176/3   VVS Laxman 6* (26b 1x4)

53.1

Broad to Laxman, no run, swing for Broad, but not a great line

53.2

Broad to Laxman, no run, and again Broad is too far outside off stump to interest Laxman, or anyone else

53.3

Broad to Laxman, 1 bye, Prior does well to catch up with this, diving down the leg side

53.5

Broad to Laxman, no run, play and a miss! Loose shot, but they always look loose if you miss them. Full and inviting, swinging away and ghosting past the edge

53.6

Broad to Laxman, no run, Laxman follows the play-and-miss with a languid and stylish leave

India 178/3   VVS Laxman 6* (31b 1x4)

55.1

Tremlett to Laxman, no run, starts with a cracker. Hits the deck at a good length and zips it away past Laxman's dangling outside edge

55.2

Tremlett to Laxman, no run, Laxman hanging back and Tremlett finds a good line and length again

55.3

Tremlett to Laxman, FOUR, anywhere near the pads and Laxman gets to unleash his perfect timing. Barely touched it and it pinged to the boundary at midwicket

55.4

Tremlett to Laxman, no run, Tremlett's response is to drag his length back a touch. Laxman looks comfortable now

55.5

Tremlett to Laxman, OUT, absolute bonus for England! Laxman has gifted his wicket. Nothing delivery from Tremlett but Laxman flicked it off his hip in the air, straight to deep backwards square. Strange dismissal but Strauss especially will be delighted

VVS Laxman c Trott b Tremlett 10 (46m 36b 2x4 0x6) SR: 27.77

India 182/4   VVS Laxman 10 (36b 2x4)
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Jul 25, 2011

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