Pataudi Trophy - 1st Test

England v India

England won by 196 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

56.3

Swann to Dhoni, no run, big "oooh" from the close fielders as Dhoni steps forward into a defence

56.4

Swann to Dhoni, no run, Swann has Dhoni groping forward to push to mid-off

56.5

Swann to Dhoni, no run, Dhoni gets back this time and crisply punches a defence to mid-off. He's going very hard at the ball

56.6

Swann to Dhoni, no run, quietly defended to end another good over for England

India 183/5   MS Dhoni 0* (4b)

58.1

Swann to Dhoni, no run, skids on to Dhoni, keeping low as he plays back

58.2

Swann to Dhoni, no run, this time Dhoni gets forward and looks all the more solid for it

58.3

Swann to Dhoni, no run, quick hands flash a cut to point but he remains pinned on zero

58.4

Swann to Dhoni, no run, Swann invites him out of the crease with the offer of flight, but Dhoni remains in place and nudges to leg

58.5

Swann to Dhoni, no run, spin for Swann as Dhoni plays back here. Almost squeezed through but Dhoni flicked to leg in time

58.6

Swann to Dhoni, FOUR, now he's away and away in style. Hangs back and laces a cut through the infield and away for four

India 187/5   MS Dhoni 4* (10b 1x4)

59.2

Tremlett to Dhoni, no run, good delivery from Tremlett to Dhoni, zips away from a length and past the outside edge

59.3

Tremlett to Dhoni, no run, if Dhoni is at all concerned he doesn't look it. Coolly defends as if he was in the park

59.4

Tremlett to Dhoni, no run, Tremlett ventures fuller but Dhoni remains unconcerned

59.5

Tremlett to Dhoni, no run, in a different mood Dhoni could have had a dart at this, it was very full. Instead patted gently back to the bowler

59.6

Tremlett to Dhoni, no run, quiet defence from Dhoni, well-advised, too

India 189/5   MS Dhoni 4* (15b 1x4)

61.1

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, Dhoni will be delighted that he gets a sighter outside off stump

61.2

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, hint of swing away from the bat but Dhoni has everything behind his defensive block

61.3

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, swinging half-volley that Dhoni only taps back down the ground. Broad dives well to field from mid-on

61.4

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, shorter in length from Anderson but Dhoni's approach remains solid

61.5

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, another crunching defence to cover

61.6

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, good grief! What was that from Dhoni!? Last ball of the session and he decides to shimmy down the wicket - edged it, but luckily for him it was short of slip

India 193/5   MS Dhoni 4* (21b 1x4)

62.2

Swann to Dhoni, no run, defended solidly towards mid-on

62.3

Swann to Dhoni, no run, this time Dhoni comes forward to poke defensively at a flighted offspinner

62.4

Swann to Dhoni, no run, turned gently towards mid-on once more

62.5

Swann to Dhoni, no run, great flight from Swann, Dhoni was stuck on the crease when he might have been forward. Oohs and aahs from the England close fielders

62.6

Swann to Dhoni, 1 run, nudged fine on the leg side for one

India 195/5   MS Dhoni 5* (26b 1x4)

63.1

Broad to Dhoni, 1 no ball, ah, and he starts with a no-ball, just over-stepping there

63.1

Broad to Dhoni, no run, well, this one burst off the pitch like a legcutter. Well wide of the batsman, however, and easily left

63.2

Broad to Dhoni, no run, fuller this time, and shaping away through the air. Dhoni steps across and raises his arms to leave

63.3

Broad to Dhoni, no run, another outswinger, another leave. Good work from Prior behind the stumps, the ball kept going after it passed the batsman and dipped too

63.4

Broad to Dhoni, no run, pushed down very wide of off, Dhoni isn't interested in any sort of shot

63.5

Broad to Dhoni, no run, variation from Broad, this looked like the offcutter. Dhoni tapped it to cover and set off for a single, only to be sent back late by Dravid. He's back safely

63.6

Broad to Dhoni, no run, ball hits pad, Broad belts out the double appeal - "aaah AAAH!" - but Asad Rauf says no. Well, that looks like a good decision. Going down leg

India 196/5   MS Dhoni 5* (33b 1x4)

64.5

Swann to Dhoni, 1 run, clubbed out through extra cover

India 198/5   MS Dhoni 6* (34b 1x4)

65.1

Broad to Dhoni, no run, Broad sticks to his line outside off, the ball curving gently away. Left alone

65.2

Broad to Dhoni, no run, more outswing, and Dhoni's patience holds as he leaves once more

65.3

Broad to Dhoni, no run, Broad is maintaining an immaculate seam position here, and finding consistent swing even with this old ball. Still, it's outside off and Dhoni doesn't need to play a shot

65.4

Broad to Dhoni, no run, very full on off stump, Dhoni digs it out into the leg side

65.5

Broad to Dhoni, no run, Broad targets off stump, Dhoni comes forward to defend on the walk

65.6

Broad to Dhoni, no run, tight line once more, would've hit the top of off had Dhoni's defensive bat not been firmly behind it

India 198/5   MS Dhoni 6* (40b 1x4)

66.2

Swann to Dhoni, 1 run, Dhoni eases a full ball down the ground, and there's India's 200

India 200/5   MS Dhoni 7* (41b 1x4)

67.1

Broad to Dhoni, 1 run, the attempted surprise yorker from Broad, Dhoni manages to lay bat on it and the ball flies off the inside edge, down to fine leg

67.4

Broad to Dhoni, no run, slammed down on a length outside off, left alone

67.5

Broad to Dhoni, no run, short of a good length from Broad, but he still finds significant movement off the pitch. Dhoni's bat was safely inside the line

67.6

Broad to Dhoni, 1 run, nurdled into space on the leg side, and they take a quick single

India 205/5   MS Dhoni 9* (45b 1x4)

68.1

Swann to Dhoni, 2 runs, swiped up and over mid-on, there's not the greatest timing in the shot, though, and the ball plugs in the outfield

68.2

Swann to Dhoni, no run, nudged defensively back down the track

68.3

Swann to Dhoni, no run, more pokey defence from Dhoni

68.4

Swann to Dhoni, FOUR, flighted up outside off, Dhoni steps to it and pushes his hands powerfully through the line of the ball to send it racing through cover. Ungainly, but effective

68.5

Swann to Dhoni, no run, and he follows that up with watchful defence

68.6

Swann to Dhoni, no run, tapped to mid-off, Dhoni on the front foot

India 211/5   MS Dhoni 15* (51b 2x4)

69.2

Broad to Dhoni, no run, dug in very short, the ball balloons harmlessly over Dhoni's shoulder as he ducks out of the way

69.3

Broad to Dhoni, no run, movement away from the right-hander through the air and off the pitch, but the line means it's easily left

69.4

Broad to Dhoni, 1 run, Dhoni's weight was back as Broad went full, but he still managed to get a good connection on the drive. It's intercepted at cover, but there's time for a quick single

India 213/5   MS Dhoni 16* (54b 2x4)

70.1

Swann to Dhoni, 1 run, this one goes on with the arm as Dhoni steps back and towards leg stump, making room to place the ball backward of point for one

70.5

Swann to Dhoni, no run, nudged defensively to mid-on, Dhoni stretching well down the pitch to play the shot

70.6

Swann to Dhoni, no run, full outside off and slapped hard back at Swann, who fields on the bounce

India 215/5   MS Dhoni 17* (57b 2x4)

71.5

Trott to Dhoni, no run, Dhoni walks out at Trott, but the ball is not there to be hit and he defends. Prior to come up to the stumps? Not yet.

71.6

Trott to Dhoni, no run, driven with plenty of bottom hand, Strauss at short extra diving to cut it off

India 220/5   MS Dhoni 17* (59b 2x4)

72.3

Swann to Dhoni, no run, tapped defensively to mid-on

72.4

Swann to Dhoni, no run, sharp spin! Turn and bounce for Swann, taking Dhoni somewhat by surprise

72.5

Swann to Dhoni, no run, cracked to mid-off, not quite out of the middle

72.6

Swann to Dhoni, 1 run, very full, Dhoni digs it out to cover for a single

India 222/5   MS Dhoni 18* (63b 2x4)

73.1

Trott to Dhoni, 1 run, slipping towards leg, it's nudged off the pad for one

73.5

Trott to Dhoni, no run, Dhoni wasn't quite sure how to deal with this inswinger on a length, and eventually just stood at the crease and thrust his hands at it. Struck on the thigh

73.6

Trott to Dhoni, no run, shaping away from the bat outside off, very wide indeed and there's no need for a shot from Dhoni

India 224/5   MS Dhoni 19* (66b 2x4)

74.6

Swann to Dhoni, 1 run, quicker one from Swann, it was short again but didn't get up at all and Dhoni had to hurry to lay bat on it ... the ball goes wide of mid-on, and they steal a quick single

India 226/5   MS Dhoni 20* (67b 2x4)

75.1

Trott to Dhoni, no run, lunging defence from Dhoni

75.2

Trott to Dhoni, no run, a slow outswinger is floated up temptingly outside off, but Dhoni doesn't take the bait

75.3

Trott to Dhoni, no run, beaten on the outside edge! Dhoni was forward again and this one just nipped away from him down the slope. Play and miss

75.4

Trott to Dhoni, no run, Dhoni comes right forward and pushes to cover

75.5

Trott to Dhoni, no run, more dibbly-dobbly stuff from Trott, and watchful defence from Dhoni

75.6

Trott to Dhoni, no run, and solid defence to end the over

India 226/5   MS Dhoni 20* (73b 2x4)

76.5

Swann to Dhoni, no run, Swann comes round the wicket to Dhoni, who defends to cover

76.6

Swann to Dhoni, 1 run, played with the spin towards square leg, and there's room for a single

India 228/5   MS Dhoni 21* (75b 2x4)

77.1

Trott to Dhoni, no run, lobbed down outside off, and Dhoni has the good sense not to offer any shot

77.2

Trott to Dhoni, no run, another filthy slow-medium outswinger, another careful leave

77.3

Trott to Dhoni, no run, chopped down towards point, straight to the fielder

77.4

Trott to Dhoni, no run, the ball squirts off a thick outside edge, fielded at gully

77.5

Trott to Dhoni, no run, very full on off stump, dug out to mid-off

77.6

Trott to Dhoni, 2 runs, Trott's line slips down the leg side, and Dhoni collects a couple to fine leg

India 230/5   MS Dhoni 23* (81b 2x4)

78.3

Pietersen to Dhoni, no run, touch of air on this, spin too. Dhoni stretched to defend and it found an inside edge. Speaking of spinners, I hope you've all read this

78.4

Pietersen to Dhoni, 1 run, knocked away quietly into space

78.6

Pietersen to Dhoni, no run, left all alone outside off stump by Dhoni, who is one of Pietersen's five Test victims

India 233/5   MS Dhoni 24* (84b 2x4)

79.6

Trott to Dhoni, 1 run, right, with a flick to deep square the old ball should have seen its last outing

India 235/5   MS Dhoni 25* (85b 2x4)

80.1

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, gentle start to the new ball, outside off stump, Dhoni waves it through

80.2

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, hint of movement, nothing extravagant, Dhoni again happy to leave alone

80.3

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, three in three swing gently away from a line too wide of off to bother Dhoni

80.4

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, better delivery this time, fuller and straighter. Dhoni shaped to defend but probably pulled his bat inside the line

80.5

Anderson to Dhoni, 2 runs, even straighter still this time, finds a thick edge that runs down to third man. About nine England fielders set after it, including Strauss v Cook, it was the vice-captain that got there first...

80.6

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, solid block to finish the over. Not the most eventful new-ball you'll ever see

India 237/5   MS Dhoni 27* (91b 2x4)

81.3

Tremlett to Dhoni, no run, good ball this time, some splice-jarring bounce and Dhoni does well to defend solidly

81.4

Tremlett to Dhoni, no run, similar good line around off stump, but a fuller length would be more dangerous

81.5

Tremlett to Dhoni, 1 run, short ball but not short enough to worry Dhoni, who swivels and pulls gently down to fine leg

India 239/5   MS Dhoni 28* (94b 2x4)

82.1

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, bah, too wide of off stump from Anderson

82.2

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, better ball, much better, and Dhoni either has excellent judgement on a leave or is lucky it ghosted past off stump

82.3

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, beaten outside off stump. Top delivery, full, drawing Dhoni into a tentative poke at fresh air

82.4

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, swing again from a full length, Dhoni watched it carefully though and patted back to the bowler

82.5

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, this time it's a secure leave for Dhoni as Anderson is a fraction too wide and short

82.6

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, better over from Anderson, first really probing one with the new ball. Finishes with Dhoni punching to mid-on

India 239/5   MS Dhoni 28* (100b 2x4)

83.2

Tremlett to Dhoni, no run, good delivery from Tremlett here, fuller, nipping back past the inside edge into Dhoni's midriff

83.3

Tremlett to Dhoni, no run, good full length again and Dhoni walks behind it to defend

83.4

Tremlett to Dhoni, OUT, caught at slip! That's what the new ball was meant to do! Tremlett gets his length right again, finds the outside edge as Dhoni defended tentatively from the crease, Swann tumbled smartly to his left to pouch it safely

MS Dhoni c Swann b Tremlett 28 (102m 103b 2x4 0x6) SR: 27.18

India 240/6   MS Dhoni 28 (103b 2x4)
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
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Jul 25, 2011

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