Pataudi Trophy - 1st Test

England v India

England won by 196 runs

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

1.1

Kumar to Cook, no run, good grief! This has swung about 14 yards! Starts outside leg and snakes past the outside edge

1.2

Kumar to Cook, no run, and again! Cook beaten! Kumar is swinging it a mile at no pace at all. Fascinating really

1.3

Kumar to Cook, no run, once again I'm stunned by how far it's swinging. I imagine Cook is too

1.4

Kumar to Cook, no run, good lines from Kumar and Cook rocks forward to block

1.5

Kumar to Cook, no run, Cook seems to have lined it up a bit better now and is in a good position to defend

1.6

Kumar to Cook, no run, Kumar switches to round the wicket and induces a wild swish from Cook outside off stump. Two maidens to begin with

England 0/0   AN Cook 0* (6b)

3.1

Kumar to Cook, FOUR, Cook is away and England are away, finally! Starts with a boundary too. Short from Kumar, which at his pace is a sin, Cook leaps into a cut shot. Harbhajan laboured after it but couldn't really dive well enough

3.2

Kumar to Cook, no run, better length - fuller - finds more swing too but Cook leaves it well alone

3.3

Kumar to Cook, no run, Kumar starts this from about a stump wide of leg and it swings early but a long way past off

3.4

Kumar to Cook, no run, Kumar must be delighted to have conditions like this. Cook I imagine is less pleased, but he defends solidly

3.5

Kumar to Cook, no run, this raps Cook high on the pad. Kumar had a lengthy appeal but you don't need Hawk Eye to tell you that was going over

3.6

Kumar to Cook, 1 run, Cook is very handy off his hip and clips a single to fine leg to keep the strike

England 5/0   AN Cook 5* (12b 1x4)

4.1

Khan to Cook, no run, good lines from Zaheer, good length too. Seems to be getting through his action better than the creaky first over. Cook leaves alone

4.2

Khan to Cook, 1 leg bye, lovely delivery, this swings in late and a long way, Cook ended up overbalancing, which is what makes Zaheer so brilliant. Thudded off the pad and squirted away past short leg

4.6

Khan to Cook, no run, Cook is hanging back, as is his way, but Zaheer is full and drags him forward to defend to cover. Real tough examination this

England 7/0   AN Cook 5* (15b 1x4)

5.4

Kumar to Cook, no run, Cook happy to wave another through. Lord's is packed but there is barely a murmur from the crowd. They sense the tension

5.5

Kumar to Cook, 2 runs, the change-up inswinger to the left-hander is neatly clipped off the legs to deep midwicket

5.6

Kumar to Cook, 2 runs, again Kumar is on the pads and he's again clipped to deep square. Plenty of swing for Kumar but it's early and at a gentle pace

England 12/0   AN Cook 9* (18b 1x4)

6.2

Khan to Cook, no run, mix-up! If Sharma had hit Strauss would have gone! Cook blocked firmly to mid-on, Strauss wanted a single which Cook rightly recognised wasn't there. Strauss took months to turn back and Sharma had two stumps to aim at! First chance of the series goes begging

6.3

Khan to Cook, no run, less alarm this time, just solid defence

6.4

Khan to Cook, no run, left alone outside off, it's still deathly quiet out there

6.5

Khan to Cook, 3 runs, Cook moves into double figures with another neat clip off his toes

England 16/0   AN Cook 12* (22b 1x4)

7.1

Kumar to Cook, no run, full and solidly driven to mid-off, where Sharma fumbles. Annoyingly

7.2

Kumar to Cook, no run, this is too far outside off stump to interest Cook

7.3

Kumar to Cook, no run, better line from Kumar and still plenty of swing, but Cook has lined them up better than the first couple of overs

7.4

Kumar to Cook, no run, good delivery, this didn't swing as much and Cook looked surprised as he blocked

7.5

Kumar to Cook, no run, left all alone again outside off. I fancy it's time to let Sharma loose

7.6

Kumar to Cook, no run, Cook rocks forward, defends crisply to mid-on. Tidy over but didn't feel threatening, which in conditions like these, with a new ball, doesn't seem quite right

England 18/0   AN Cook 12* (28b 1x4)

8.5

Khan to Cook, no run, Cook makes a good comparison to Strauss at the moment. To a similar delivery outside off he gets crisply forward and defends with a full face. His movements are so much more certain

8.6

Khan to Cook, no run, Zaheer drags his length back a touch and Cook stands tall to block to leg

England 19/0   AN Cook 12* (30b 1x4)

10.1

Khan to Cook, no run, seam rather than swing for Zaheer, coming back in to Cook who defends with a hop

10.2

Khan to Cook, no run, coming in once again, tucked defensively to leg

10.3

Khan to Cook, no run, fuller, nibbling around outside off and Cook opts for defence

10.4

Khan to Cook, no run, the line goes a little wider, Cook gets across to cover the off stump and leaves well alone

10.5

Khan to Cook, no run, Zaheer's line has been good in this over, once again he tests Cook on off stump. This time the the batsman lunges well forward in defence

10.6

Khan to Cook, OUT, got him! Zaheer pings Cook's pad with one that didn't swing as much as he thought it would. Cook was right back on his stumps, looking to defend towards mid-on, but the ball zipped through his defences and would have taken out the top of middle and leg. First blood to India!

AN Cook lbw b Khan 12 (44m 36b 1x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

England 19/1   AN Cook 12 (36b 1x4)
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England v India at The Oval - Aug 18-22, 2011
England won by an innings and 8 runs
England v India at Birmingham - Aug 10-13, 2011
England won by an innings and 242 runs
England v India at Nottingham - Jul 29-Aug 1, 2011
England won by 319 runs
England v India at Lord's - Jul 21-25, 2011
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Jul 25, 2011

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