Pataudi Trophy - 1st Test

England v India

England won by 196 runs

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

61.3

Kumar to Bell, no run, Bell gets into line to defend his first delivery well enough

61.4

Kumar to Bell, no run, Kumar holding the ball around off and Bell blocks off the back foot

61.5

Kumar to Bell, no run, again Bell is solid in defence but it's at the bowler's end where the action is. Bowden is worried about where Kumar's feet are landing, remember he has had a warning. Pietersen chips in with some views of his own.

61.6

Kumar to Bell, no run, good over ends with another solid defence. Excellent work from Kumar that over

England 160/3   IR Bell 0* (4b)

62.2

Harbhajan Singh to Bell, 1 run, Bell gets off the mark with a fine tickle behind square

England 162/3   IR Bell 1* (5b)

63.1

Kumar to Bell, no run, left alone as it is a touch far outside off stump to be meddled with

63.2

Kumar to Bell, no run, right on the stumps this time, and he plays it off the back foot towards mid on, pretty solid push that

63.3

Kumar to Bell, no run, moving away, but from a length outside off stump, and he is able to play it away towards point from the crease

63.4

Kumar to Bell, no run, this is fine stuff from PK, now this one wobbles as it tails in to Bell, who is really not committing forward at all and blocks it on the leg side

63.5

Kumar to Bell, no run, another one that has him carefully defending from the crease

63.6

Kumar to Bell, no run, bright sunshine now as PK bowls one some way outside off stump, easily left alone

England 162/3   IR Bell 1* (11b)

64.5

Harbhajan Singh to Bell, 2 runs, Bell goes paddling, and gets it away neatly fine on the leg side, PK it is who has the task of cutting it off wide of long leg and nearly makes a mess of it, slipping and falling on the ground but recovers in time

64.6

Harbhajan Singh to Bell, 2 runs, shot of a man in form, full of confidence and in control of his game as Bell scurries down the track, totally unhurried, and calmly lofts a flighted one way over mid off, stopped inside the ropes through

England 171/3   IR Bell 5* (13b)

66.1

Harbhajan Singh to Bell, no run, played out with the turn on the leg side

66.2

Harbhajan Singh to Bell, 1 run, neatly done, looking for that single, and gets it, opens the face to a straightish ball around off and gets across as it rolls away towards point

England 172/3   IR Bell 6* (15b)

68.3

Harbhajan Singh to Bell, no run, falls just in front of forward short leg, Bell goes back to work a shortish one on the leg side, Gambhir was just getting up and I doubt he would have been able to get down in time even if it had carried

68.4

Harbhajan Singh to Bell, 2 runs, that'll do, shortish and turning in, around middle and leg from round the stumps, thank you very much as Bell works it through square leg

68.5

Harbhajan Singh to Bell, no run, shifts the line around off stump and right away has Bell defending forward

68.6

Harbhajan Singh to Bell, no run, that's a beauty, straighter one, fired across Bell who has a poke outside off stump and is lucky not to get an edge

England 177/3   IR Bell 8* (19b)

69.4

Kumar to Bell, no run, tries to open the face and guide it late past the slips but gets it straight to gully

69.5

Kumar to Bell, no run, bounce now for PK but from a length well outside off and Bell is happy to leave

69.6

Kumar to Bell, no run, further outside off now and Bell has no reason to go after it, watches it swing away

England 178/3   IR Bell 8* (22b)

70.2

Harbhajan Singh to Bell, FOUR, that is a fine shot from Bell, lunges forward as he sees flight on a fuller one and picks it over square leg with a huge swing, superb execution

70.3

Harbhajan Singh to Bell, 1 run, there are numerous men on the leg side, but the shorter length from Bhajji allows Bell to go back and work it neatly past them in front of square leg

70.5

Harbhajan Singh to Bell, 1 run, ho hum, Bell is happy to go back to a short of a length one from Bhajji and work it through you-know-where

England 186/3   IR Bell 14* (25b 1x4)

71.1

Kumar to Bell, no run, PK continues to be right around that off stump, he has been either that, or very full around leg to KP, solid defensive block from the batsman

71.2

Kumar to Bell, no run, thought about the drive for just a fleeting instant, but decided not to do anything more extravagant than a defensive push off the front foot

71.3

Kumar to Bell, no run, played out towards mid on as PK angles it in

71.4

Kumar to Bell, no run

71.5

Kumar to Bell, FOUR, that is deft from Bell, away movement from a length, he hangs in the crease, and opens the face to guide it past slips

71.6

Kumar to Bell, no run, now he bends the ball back in to the right-hander who is playing late and in to the leg side

England 190/3   IR Bell 18* (31b 2x4)

72.3

Harbhajan Singh to Bell, no run, defended solidly off the front foot

72.4

Harbhajan Singh to Bell, no run, full delivery elicits another firm defensive block from Bell, he is stretching really forward

72.5

Harbhajan Singh to Bell, no run, played out on the leg side this time

72.6

Harbhajan Singh to Bell, FOUR, given width outside off, will back away outside leg, and play the cut through point, to pick up four runs

England 199/3   IR Bell 22* (35b 3x4)

74.1

Harbhajan Singh to Bell, FOUR, has made no difference to the length though, it is short and Bell is not letting it go, he rocks back to put it away emphatically behind point

74.2

Harbhajan Singh to Bell, 1 run, normal service, if you can call it that, short of a length, turning in, down leg and he is taken for a single through square leg

74.4

Harbhajan Singh to Bell, no run, played out on the off side

74.5

Harbhajan Singh to Bell, no run, that man at backwardish short leg comes in to play for once as he bends low to stop a work off the pads to prevent the run

74.6

Harbhajan Singh to Bell, no run, not much from this surface for Bhajji at the moment, he tries to push it through but it sits up from back of a length and is easily defended

England 207/3   IR Bell 27* (40b 4x4)

75.3

Sharma to Bell, no run, a rare sign of indiscretion from Bell, lots of width outside off stump but he plays a very feeble looking slap-cut, beaten completely

75.4

Sharma to Bell, no run, reverts to his solidity of late, gets behind a length ball close to off stump, not an inch between bat and pad, and a firm push in to the off side

75.5

Sharma to Bell, no run, Bell';s second attempt at a cut this over has him making contact now, but it's a bottom edge that has the ball falling just short of a lunging Dhoni in front of first slip

75.6

Sharma to Bell, no run, he will not be lured in to any more attempts at self-destruction this over, Ishant tried to lure him with more width but he quietly played it out to point

England 214/3   IR Bell 27* (44b 4x4)

76.2

Harbhajan Singh to Bell, 1 run, punched off the back foot towards mid on

76.6

Harbhajan Singh to Bell, no run, and England will go to lunch on day two without any further damage as Bell keeps out a quicker one by defending without problem

England 217/3   IR Bell 28* (46b 4x4)

79.5

Dhoni to Bell, FOUR, no drama when Bell is on strike. Just serenity. Glides a back-cut away beautifully

79.6

Dhoni to Bell, no run, extra bounce now for Dhoni! Surprised Bell a touch but he adjusted well

England 224/3   IR Bell 32* (48b 5x4)

81.1

Dhoni to Bell, no run, decent angle back into the batsman, Bell stands up on his toes to defend

81.2

Dhoni to Bell, no run, this time it's left all alone outside off

81.3

Dhoni to Bell, 1 run, leg-stump half-volley, even from Dhoni, is still a gimme. Bell clips airily to deep square

England 227/3   IR Bell 33* (51b 5x4)

83.1

Dhoni to Bell, 1 run, touch of movement away from Bell off the pitch here. Bell steers to point

83.5

Dhoni to Bell, 1 no ball, Dhoni striving a touch too hard, happens to the quickest bowlers, oversteps by quite a distance in the end

83.5

Dhoni to Bell, no run, outside off stump and left alone. He's a Trott sort of bowler

83.6

Dhoni to Bell, 1 run, Bell steers a single to third man

England 234/3   IR Bell 35* (55b 5x4)

84.1

Harbhajan Singh to Bell, 1 run, Bell tucks a single to deep midwicket. He's moving along very easily

84.6

Harbhajan Singh to Bell, no run, sturdy and solid defence from Bell to end the over

England 236/3   IR Bell 36* (57b 5x4)

85.2

Dhoni to Bell, 1 run, short, and a touch wide, Bell accepts the invitation to chop to deep point

England 238/3   IR Bell 37* (58b 5x4)

86.1

Harbhajan Singh to Bell, no run, is this a doosra or just one that didn't spin. I can't tell. Bell defends

86.2

Harbhajan Singh to Bell, 1 run, with an open face, Bell steers past slip

86.4

Harbhajan Singh to Bell, 1 run, too short, easy for Bell to rock back and punch to deep cover

England 245/3   IR Bell 39* (61b 5x4)

88.1

Kumar to Bell, no run, starts with plenty of swing, but it's too wide of off

88.2

Kumar to Bell, no run, again Bell gets to leave alone but encouraging swing for Kumar

88.3

Kumar to Bell, no run, three leaves in three, needs to be a bit fuller

88.4

Kumar to Bell, FOUR, ah lovely shot. Caressed. It was floated up invitingly, but Bell's timing was sweet. Through cover and the fielder, chased, chased, dived, but could never quite catch up

88.5

Kumar to Bell, no run, struck firmly again but this time Bell finds cover

88.6

Kumar to Bell, no run, Kumar drags his length back after that pair of drives. Bell strokes off the back foot but finds cover again

England 256/3   IR Bell 43* (67b 6x4)

89.4

Sharma to Bell, 1 run, Sharma bangs one in short to Bell who very calmly steers a pull shot to deep midwicket. Brings up the century stand

89.6

Sharma to Bell, 1 run, short and wide and this time Bell will keep the strike. Bit of a mixed bag that over from Sharma, unable to consistently find a line and length

England 262/3   IR Bell 45* (69b 6x4)

90.1

Kumar to Bell, no run, good delivery from Kumar. Swinging back into Bell, good line. Quietly defended

90.2

Kumar to Bell, no run, wow, this snaked back in a long way! Sharper too! Bell was back looking to cut but it cramped him for room and struck him on the thigh. Kumar appealed loudly but it was heading over

90.3

Kumar to Bell, no run, after a hooping inswinger comes an outswinger that Bell gets nicely into line to defend

90.4

Kumar to Bell, no run, this time Kumar finds an outside edge that runs down towards gully. Raina dives well to field

90.5

Kumar to Bell, no run, Bell on the dab again, but it's less convincing against the new ball

90.6

Kumar to Bell, no run, batsman will feel he's missed out here. Full delivery could have been driven to the rope but the shot found cover

England 262/3   IR Bell 45* (75b 6x4)

92.1

Kumar to Bell, OUT, stop the press. India have held a catch behind the stumps. It's a beauty from Praveen, no pace just super precise and skillful seam work. Short of a length on off stump, Bell chose to stay back and play from the crease, but this wafted away nicely off the seam and took the outside edge. The ball was dying on Dhoni even as he dived low to his right, but this time he holds on.

IR Bell c †Dhoni b Kumar 45 (136m 76b 6x4 0x6) SR: 59.21

England 270/4   IR Bell 45 (76b 6x4)
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Jul 25, 2011

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