Pataudi Trophy - 1st Test

England v India

England won by 196 runs

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

0.1

Khan to Strauss, no run, movement straight away! Off the seam. Nips back a touch from a shortish length. Strauss shapes to play but leaves alone

0.2

Khan to Strauss, no run, Zaheer on off stump now, just short of a good length. Offers to move away and Strauss dead-bats down the pitch

0.3

Khan to Strauss, no run, that's the length to Strauss. Full, inviting a drive outside off, Strauss leaves alone

0.4

Khan to Strauss, no run, real, gloomy, swinging conditions these. Great stuff. Again Zaheer is full and again Strauss flags it through

0.5

Khan to Strauss, no run, first real sign of swing from Zaheer. Bends away late but no great pace as yet

0.6

Khan to Strauss, no run, after one that goes away this comes back in. Fair to say that was a tidy but not devastating over. No real pace from Zaheer, he's been short of work of late

England 0/0   AJ Strauss 0* (6b)

2.1

Khan to Strauss, no run, too wide here, outside off and seaming away further. Strauss happy to have another sighter

2.2

Khan to Strauss, no run, again it's well outside off and left alone

2.3

Khan to Strauss, no run, touch short from Zaheer, too wide as well

2.4

Khan to Strauss, no run, that's the one! Much better from Zaheer and it's in Strauss's nervy area. Full, swinging away outside off stump. Strauss pushes tentatively at it and misses. Zaheer is sufficiently pleased to have his first stare of the series

2.5

Khan to Strauss, no run, good ball again, full and swinging away. Strauss wanted to play, then leave, then play before finally leaving. Zaheer stares again, he's warming into his task now

2.6

Khan to Strauss, no run, three maidens on the bounce and it's a smart finish to the over from the bowler. After a couple going away this gives Strauss a fright as it swings in towards off stump when he left alone

England 0/0   AJ Strauss 0* (12b)

4.3

Khan to Strauss, no run, a man just went back to deep square and Zaheer banged it in short. Strauss aimed a pull shot but could only bottom edge. Looked a nervy shot

4.4

Khan to Strauss, no run, back to the full length, again trying to catch the batsman out of position with an inswinger. Strauss pats to mid-on

4.5

Khan to Strauss, 1 run, Strauss is away, sweet relief for him. Taps to cover and hares down the other end

England 7/0   AJ Strauss 1* (15b)

5.1

Kumar to Strauss, no run, this bananas well outside off and Strauss happily leaves alone

5.2

Kumar to Strauss, no run, starts too far outside off and Strauss can happily leave. Has to make him play soon

5.3

Kumar to Strauss, 1 run, that's the right line, heading for middle before tailing away. Strauss leans forward and with the softest of hands runs it off the face past the slips

England 8/0   AJ Strauss 2* (18b)

6.1

Khan to Strauss, 1 run, Strauss in a good position to defend. Gets well forward and it runs off the inner-half of the bat to midwicket

6.6

Khan to Strauss, 2 runs, Strauss this time get's to work off his legs. Touch too short from Zaheer and worked nicely

England 18/0   AJ Strauss 5* (20b)

8.1

Khan to Strauss, no run, Zaheer looks the sharper of the two. Swings this into Strauss who decided late, too late, to leave. It clipped the bat as he tried to lift it out of trouble. The bottom edge went safe, but easily could have rattled the stumps

8.2

Khan to Strauss, no run, easier for Strauss here as he leaves alone outside off. Fair to say the England captain hasn't really found where his off stump is as yet, he's looked very tentative

8.3

Khan to Strauss, no run, beaten! Lovely ball, zipping away from a good length and climbing past Strauss's poke

8.4

Khan to Strauss, 1 run, Strauss will be relieved to have got down the other end. Works this into the leg side and speeds off for one

England 19/0   AJ Strauss 6* (24b)

9.1

Kumar to Strauss, no run, Kumar continues and he's far too wide here. Strauss delighted to let it go again

9.2

Kumar to Strauss, no run, much better from Kumar, fuller and a tighter line. Swings enough to slide off the edge but it goes down to gully

9.3

Kumar to Strauss, no run, poor shot from Strauss, really poor. He's really fighting himself here. Feels for this with no intent at all outside off and the ball ghosts the edge

9.4

Kumar to Strauss, no run, in form Strauss would have clipped this away blindfolded, as it is he misses a fullish leg-stump delivery and it squirts off the pads

9.5

Kumar to Strauss, no run, this time it's far enough outside off stump for Strauss to leave comfortably

9.6

Kumar to Strauss, no run, slow, full, straight and driven with no timing at all to mid-off.

England 19/0   AJ Strauss 6* (30b)

11.1

Kumar to Strauss, no run, curving across Strauss's bows, and left alone

11.2

Kumar to Strauss, no run, slipping towards leg this time, Strauss can't get a touch on the leg glance

11.3

Kumar to Strauss, no run, swinging from outside leg, towards off, and it's nudged to mid-on

11.4

Kumar to Strauss, no run, pushed further outside off, left alone

11.5

Kumar to Strauss, no run, this swung away through the air, pitched, and went the other way. Good take from Dhoni, who had to shift his weight. Left alone by Strauss

11.6

Kumar to Strauss, no run, and another leave to end the over

England 19/1   AJ Strauss 6* (36b)

12.2

Khan to Strauss, no run, leaving the left-hander off the pitch outside off, and duly left alone

12.3

Khan to Strauss, no run, slanting even further away from Strauss, who will be happy just to have a look at this slippery new ball without having to play too often at it

12.4

Khan to Strauss, no run, Strauss is drawn forward into a drive, but has to reach for the ball and toe-ends the shot into the covers

12.5

Khan to Strauss, no run, gasps from around the field as this one fizzes past the outside edge, but Strauss played deliberately inside the line of one that straightened just outside off

12.6

Khan to Strauss, 1 run, glanced off the hip behind square on the leg side

England 21/1   AJ Strauss 7* (41b)

13.1

Kumar to Strauss, no run, good, probing start. Strauss comes forward in defence to one that wobbles away from him

13.2

Kumar to Strauss, no run, Kumar's line goes slightly wider of off, bananas away from Strauss and is easily left alone

13.3

Kumar to Strauss, no run, this is mesmerising stuff. Kumar went really wide on the crease and his arm came over slightly lower, a touch slingy, but still he finds prodigious movement. Going from leg to off, and Strauss defends

13.4

Kumar to Strauss, 1 run, a touch too straight this time, and Strauss finds a single on the leg side

13.6

Kumar to Strauss, no run, great finish! Praveen comes back over the wicket to snake one past Strauss's outside edge

England 23/1   AJ Strauss 8* (46b)

14.4

Sharma to Strauss, no run, Ishant's line is a bit all over the place at the moment, this time he shoots one down leg and Strauss can't get close

14.5

Sharma to Strauss, FOUR, short, wide and wild outside off. Strauss collects his first boundary by swaying back and slashing the uppercut down to third man

14.6

Sharma to Strauss, no run, this is better from Sharma, full just outside off. Strauss comes forward to leave alone

England 28/1   AJ Strauss 12* (49b 1x4)

16.1

Sharma to Strauss, no run, Sharma comes round the wicket to Strauss and finds decent carry outside off, but the line means it's easily left alone

16.2

Sharma to Strauss, no run, Strauss is stung on the upper thigh with one that hit the seam and jagged back in to him. Some zest in that delivery

16.3

Sharma to Strauss, 1 run, slanting in to Strauss's pads, and a single is collected to fine leg

England 31/1   AJ Strauss 13* (52b 1x4)

17.1

Kumar to Strauss, no run, Strauss stays deep in the crease to punch to mid-off

17.2

Kumar to Strauss, no run, past the edge! Strauss stretches forward and pokes with no great certainty at one that left him through the air

17.3

Kumar to Strauss, no run, this time he does the right thing, covering his off stump and leaving alone

17.4

Kumar to Strauss, no run, Strauss steps down the pitch and drives to mid-off

17.5

Kumar to Strauss, FOUR, neatly clipped off the toes, and Gambhir at midwicket races across to save the boundary ... or try and save the boundary, rather. He slides, gets a hand on the ball but can't control it, and it rolls on to touch the boundary marker

17.6

Kumar to Strauss, no run, Kumar goes past the edge again, but Strauss did well to keep his bat inside the line of this one. The bowler looks grumpy, as is his wont

England 39/1   AJ Strauss 17* (58b 2x4)

18.2

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, Harbhajan is round the wicket to Strauss, who steps forward to defend

18.3

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, a touch too short, Strauss hops back and pulls hard, but straight to the midwicket fielder

18.4

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, looped up outside off, pushed to extra cover

18.5

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, 1 run, quicker this time, but darted at the pads and Strauss flicks to fine leg

England 41/1   AJ Strauss 18* (62b 2x4)

19.1

Sharma to Strauss, no run, Sharma bustles to the crease but there's no great pace on this delivery outside off. Strauss has a good look and leaves alone

19.2

Sharma to Strauss, 1 run, nudged off the hip into the leg side

England 42/1   AJ Strauss 19* (64b 2x4)

20.1

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, he comes round the wicket to Strauss, who lunges forward to smother what little spin there is

20.2

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, Strauss stays back and pushes to mid-on

20.3

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, this one rushed on with the arm from round the stumps, but Strauss's defensive bat is right behind it

20.4

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, pushed just past the man at short extra cover

20.5

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, 1 run, whipped across from off stump, the ball rolling through square leg for a single

England 43/1   AJ Strauss 20* (69b 2x4)

21.1

Sharma to Strauss, 1 run, starts with a short of length ball on middle and leg, tucked towards square leg off the back foot for a single

England 44/1   AJ Strauss 21* (70b 2x4)

22.1

Khan to Strauss, no run, Zaheer starts with one well outside off, easy leave for Strauss

22.2

Khan to Strauss, no run, making Strauss play this time, offstump line, Strauss gets behind the line and blocks it towards the bowler

22.3

Khan to Strauss, 4 byes, this one jags in off the pitch, but goes too far down the leg side, Dhoni dives to try stop that but he can't

22.4

Khan to Strauss, 1 leg bye, slanting in towards Strauss, off the pads towards square leg for a single

England 55/1   AJ Strauss 21* (74b 2x4)

23.1

Sharma to Strauss, 3 byes, Ishant continues the trend of bowling down the leg side, seams further away from Dhoni, who's had plenty of diving to do, gets a glove on it but can't stop it

23.3

Sharma to Strauss, no run, 131kph from Ishant, Strauss pops the ball back towards the bowler, lands well short of Ishant, it was shortish and Strauss plays a limp shot at it, straight bat but no intent

23.4

Sharma to Strauss, no run, defended to the leg side by Strauss this time

23.5

Sharma to Strauss, no run, length ball from Ishant this time, just outside off, driven crisply towards mid-off off the front foot

23.6

Sharma to Strauss, 1 run, another run for England as Ishant gifts one on legstump for Strauss, down to fine leg and there's an ambled single

England 62/1   AJ Strauss 22* (79b 2x4)

24.1

Khan to Strauss, no run, tight from Zaheer, short of length and angles in towards middle, Strauss plays that off the back foot, defended towards the leg side

24.2

Khan to Strauss, no run, outside off and that's left alone by Strauss

24.3

Khan to Strauss, no run, pushed off the front foot towards point by Strauss

24.4

Khan to Strauss, OUT, Strauss is gone, and after all that caution in the first session, Strauss perishes to the pull, Zaheer gets Strauss, start the over-analysis, it was short and outside off, Strauss gets a top-edge and it hangs in the air for ages, Ishant at fine leg doesn't have to move to pouch that, England 62/2

AJ Strauss c Sharma b Khan 22 (107m 83b 2x4 0x6) SR: 26.50

England 62/2   AJ Strauss 22 (83b 2x4)
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Jul 25, 2011

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