Pataudi Trophy - 1st Test

England v India

England won by 196 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

0.1

Anderson to Mukund, 1 run, swing straight away for Anderson! Almost squeezed through! Full, quickish and Mukund just about got an inside edge in time

0.2

Anderson to Gambhir, FOUR, Gambhir is away straight away. Confident start, eased into a square drive and it needed a diving stop from Trott to just about haul the ball back in time? Ah, no. It's given four

0.3

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, poor from Anderson. Gambhir blocked this back to him and Anderson fired the ball back at his head. He apologised afterwards but really

0.4

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, this time it's outside off stump, Gambhir defends crisply

0.5

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, after that excellent first ball Anderson is a touch off line. This swings a long way away from the left-hander

0.6

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, another outswinger to finish the over. Gambhir leaves. Anderson then walks up to him to apologise again, good to see that

India 5/0   JM Anderson 1-0-5-0

2.1

Anderson to Mukund, no run, inswinger from Anderson to Mukund. Nicely played back towards the bowler who tumbles in his follow through to field

2.2

Anderson to Mukund, 2 runs, tucked away with the swing towards midwicket

2.3

Anderson to Mukund, no run, neatly played by Mukund, just pushing this towards mid-on. These are good conditions to bat in if he can survive the night

2.4

Anderson to Mukund, no run, Anderson pulls his length back a touch. Mukund stands tall to defend

2.5

Anderson to Mukund, no run, again this is a touch short of a good length. Mukund looks to work to leg but misses it

2.6

Anderson to Mukund, 2 runs, good delivery from Anderson. Fuller and swinging in, combination of inside edge and placement sends this to midwicket

India 10/0   JM Anderson 2-0-9-0

4.1

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, looks better from that angle. But still too far outside off to bother Gambhir

4.2

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, too wide again. Gambhir will be delighted with this

4.3

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, much better line, starting off and decking away. Now if he did that at a fuller length it would be perfect

4.4

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, Anderson jumped wide to sharpen the angle, but it was too short and wide of off to interest Gambhir

4.5

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, wide again outside off. Gah

4.6

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, another leave to end the over. Strauss should give Swann ago before the night is out

India 14/0   JM Anderson 3-1-9-0

6.1

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, Anderson hits the seam straight away, this one pitching and leaving Gambhir from an off stump line. Left well alone

6.2

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, angling across the left-hander once more, and he can leave safely on line

6.3

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, cracking delivery! Gambhir was drawn forward into a defensive push but beaten by another that left him through the air and off the pitch

6.4

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, pushed slightly wider, this one can be left quite easily. Is he setting him up for one that swings back in?

6.5

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, well, this is much straighter, but tailing away through the air once again. Solid defence from Gambhir

6.6

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, appreciable movement away once more, Gambhir has got his feet moving and is well forward to defend to point

India 17/0   JM Anderson 4-2-9-0

8.1

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, Anderson steams in and flings down an away swinger, which is left alone

8.2

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, jagging away from Gambhir once again, and the batsman isn't interested in the shot

8.3

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, straighter from Anderson, landing on a leg stump line. Gambhir defends from the crease

8.4

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, good, judicious leave. This one was right up to Gambhir, but he stepped to it and raised the bat out of the way

8.5

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, pushed across his bows once more, Gambhir is patient and leaves

8.6

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, great finish for Anderson, this one explodes from a length to nip past Gambhir's prodding defence

India 17/0   JM Anderson 5-3-9-0

10.1

Anderson to Gambhir, 3 runs, shot. Nothing more than a firm push, Gambhir stepping forward and presenting the full face of the bat to send the ball rolling down the ground

10.2

Anderson to Mukund, no run, beaten outside off! Significant help off the pitch for Anderson, and the line was such that Mukund had to play at it. "Pitch it up," suggests Sahil

10.3

Anderson to Mukund, no run, slightly wider this time, and Mukund is happy to leave alone

10.4

Anderson to Mukund, no run, pitched up, but wider still and Mukund doesn't even think about a shot

10.5

Anderson to Mukund, 3 runs, variation from Anderson, this one snaking back in through the air. Mukund's reply is good, however, a nice straight bat driving the ball down the ground. Broad is after it, hauling it in before the boundary

10.6

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, Anderson goes wider of off, and a leave is the result

India 25/0   JM Anderson 6-3-15-0

12.1

Anderson to Mukund, no run, full, straight and swinging away through the air. Solidly defended

12.2

Anderson to Mukund, 2 runs, Mukund stays back to punch another away swinger through the covers for a couple

12.3

Anderson to Mukund, FOUR, flashed through gully! This was full, wide and just too tempting for Mukund, who stepped forward and sliced the ball in the air but in the gap behind the wicket. Close ...

12.4

Anderson to Mukund, no run, Mukund is a little more cautious this time, leaving alone outside off

12.5

Anderson to Mukund, 2 runs, sliced square again! Well, Mukund is starting to look a little frenetic now. This wasn't there for the drive but he stepped into the shot, sending the ball flying away in the air through backward point. Anderson comes down the wicket to have a word with the batsman ...

12.6

Anderson to Mukund, no run, left alone to end the over - an expensive one, but there were chances created

India 39/0   JM Anderson 7-3-23-0

17.1

Anderson to Gambhir, 1 run, swinging in through the air, but short of a good length and tucked defensively to leg

17.2

Anderson to Mukund, no run, pushed full across Mukund, who steps across to cover his off stump and leaves alone

17.3

Anderson to Mukund, 1 run, swing for Anderson, but the line is a little too far down the leg side and he's able to pick off an easy single

17.4

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, dropped close on the off side. There's a discussion about a single, but eventually it's turned down

17.5

Anderson to Gambhir, 1 run, tapped softly into the covers, it's in the gap so the single is on this time

17.6

Anderson to Mukund, no run, bending across Mukund through the air, it's full and reasonably straight and so he comes forward to defend

India 63/0   JM Anderson 8-3-26-0

19.1

Anderson to Mukund, 1 run, Anderson lands one on a full length, swinging in towards middle. Mukund defends, the ball rolls into a gap and they take a single

19.2

Anderson to Dravid, no run, full, leaving Dravid through the air and off the pitch. Left well alone

19.3

Anderson to Dravid, no run, just short of a good length on off stump, Dravid shifts his weight and defends to point

19.4

Anderson to Dravid, no run, Anderson goes a yard or so fuller, but it's outside off and left alone

19.5

Anderson to Dravid, no run, leaving the batsman once more, and Dravid steps into a well-judged leave. He's got all sorts of leaves, does Dravid. The complete batsman.

19.6

Anderson to Dravid, no run, here's the hands-above-head variation, one of my personal favourites. Wide from Anderson, and Dravid didn't need to play at it

India 64/1   JM Anderson 9-3-27-0

21.1

Anderson to Mukund, 1 run, not great pace from Anderson, but decent movement through the air and it's nudged through square leg

21.2

Anderson to Dravid, no run, shaping away through the air, Anderson continues to tease Dravid outside off

21.3

Anderson to Dravid, no run, full and swinging, pushed to cover

21.4

Anderson to Dravid, no run, Anderson goes a touch wider, Dravid leaves

21.5

Anderson to Dravid, FOUR, classical drive through cover! Dravid is off the mark in great style. Anderson pitched it right up to him and he leaned into a supple drive. A pleasure to see

21.6

Anderson to Dravid, no run, and Dravid ends the over with utterly solid defence, stepping way down the track as he plays the stroke

India 74/1   JM Anderson 10-3-32-0

23.1

Anderson to Dravid, no run, full and shaping away outside off, Dravid moves forward and across to defend into the off side

23.2

Anderson to Dravid, 1 run, straighter this time, and again Anderson gets that shape away, Dravid covers the line seemingly tentatively, and plays it into the leg side

23.3

Anderson to Mukund, 1 run, Abhinav is looking the part here. Full ball on his pads and he clips it neatly through square leg for one more

23.4

Anderson to Dravid, no run, short of a length on Dravid's hips, he nudges it to the leg side.

23.5

Anderson to Dravid, no run, 132 kph, full and attacking the stumps again, Dravid defends to the leg side

23.6

Anderson to Dravid, no run, lets the last one go outside off, Anderson plugs away a couple of yards outside the stumps and it is an easy leave

India 76/1   JM Anderson 11-3-34-0

25.1

Anderson to Dravid, no run, full from Anderson, keeps taking it away from outside off, Dravid leans out and lets it go.

25.2

Anderson to Dravid, no run, another full ball, draws Dravid forward and he defends as solidly as he did on debut at this ground in 1996.

25.3

Anderson to Dravid, 2 runs, well played, Dravid leans out to cover the swing, opens the face and uses the wrists and gets it through cover point.

25.4

Anderson to Dravid, 2 runs, edged, but safe. He has been fallible of late in that area, as a fielder and as a batsman, but he still has the presence of mind to drop the wrists and play it softly towards third man, between the slips.

25.5

Anderson to Dravid, no run, over-pitched this time and too straight, on the pads, Dravid plays it into the leg side.

25.6

Anderson to Dravid, no run, huge indipper this one, at a lively 135 kph, Dravid spots the line and then adjusts to defend.

India 85/2   JM Anderson 12-3-38-0

32.1

Anderson to Tendulkar, FOUR, Sachin starts off with a boundary, part edged, part steered past the slips, with complete control. Anderson moved it away as he always does, Sachin covered it and got it away through third man.

32.2

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, full toss, must have overcooked it, low on middle and off, Sachin check drives to mid-on, he was taken a bit by surprise too.

32.3

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, back of a length, cutting in a short, Sachin presses forward and defends off the inner half.

32.4

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, lovely delivery, Anderson gets it to jump up from short of a length, Sachin presses forward and looks to defend, but realises it is out of his range and holds the bat inside the line.

32.5

Anderson to Tendulkar, FOUR, poor ball, sublime shot. Anderson drops it on his pads, perhaps losing his line due to the slope, and Sachin wrists him away off the pads off the back foot. No one in place to cut it off.

32.6

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, firm punch, Sachin gets forward to a full ball and sends it packing towards mid-off where Tremlett does well to move to the right and stop it.

India 110/2   JM Anderson 13-3-46-0

34.1

Anderson to Dravid, no run, Anderson tests Dravid with a full delivery searching for swing, Dravid leans out to drive it and finds the man at cover. Lots of protection in that area,

34.2

Anderson to Dravid, FOUR, nicely done by Dravid, he picks up a four through third man, with a completely assured dab off the back foot. Short ball well outside off, once Dravid saw it wasn't bouncing too much, he just tapped it with soft hands to the right of the second slip. Still no third man in place.

34.3

Anderson to Dravid, no run, pokes and misses, poor shot from Dravid. He flirts in that region a little too often these days, doesn't he? Full ball, well outside off, he seemed late in getting across and just went for a nothing-push. In the early 2000s he would have seldom played at it.

34.4

Anderson to Dravid, no run, shorter and wider outside off, Dravid does better this time and lets it go.

34.5

Anderson to Dravid, no run, short of a length and angling into the pads, Dravid defends from the crease.

34.6

Anderson to Dravid, no run, fuller ball, Dravid seemed over-prepared for the change in length and seemed to reach out to drive it down the ground. Mis-timed to mid-on.

India 120/2   JM Anderson 14-3-50-0

36.1

Anderson to Tendulkar, FOUR, the second time he's done this today, Sachin stands as tall as he can and redirects a slightly short ball, slightly wide of off stump through cover-point. How does he do it?

36.2

Anderson to Tendulkar, 1 run, on the hips this time, Sachin works it around through square leg for a single.

36.3

Anderson to Dravid, 2 leg byes, poor line from Anderson, sprays another one down the leg side, and Dravid gets something on it to pick up a couple through fine leg.

36.4

Anderson to Dravid, no run, that's the line, Anderson gets that swerve going away from middle and off, but Dravid gets easy behind it and defends.

36.5

Anderson to Dravid, no run, fuller length, draws Dravid forward into a poetic defensive push down the pitch. No one does it better.

36.6

Anderson to Dravid, no run, again, Dravid comes forward with intent to block and plays it off the inside half of the blade to the leg side.

India 132/2   JM Anderson 15-3-55-0

38.1

Anderson to Dravid, no run, well wide outside off, Dravid gets forward and across to let it go.

38.2

Anderson to Dravid, no run, better line, makes him play while getting the away shape from off stump, Dravid covers the line well and defends.

38.3

Anderson to Dravid, FOUR, Dravid gets four, and without much trouble, but he might still not be happy with that shot. Full and wide, swinging away, Dravid reached for it and played a well controlled square drive, albeit away from the body. Morgan at point dives over it.

38.4

Anderson to Dravid, no run, leaves this one go outside off, shorter than the previous one.

38.5

Anderson to Dravid, FOUR, nice variation from Anderson, gets this to snake in the way Praveen Kumar did yesterday several times, but it ended up as cannon fodder on Dravid's pads. He saw it coming in early, waited and worked it beautifully off the pads.

38.6

Anderson to Dravid, FOUR, super shot. India are doing really well here after the break. Dravid perfects the square drive this time, sends it more in front of square than he did previously, and that is always an indication of how close to the pitch he is getting. Full and going away, he commits well to the shot, reaches across and threads the covers. Splendid.

India 150/2   JM Anderson 16-3-67-0

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   JM Anderson 17-4-67-0

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   JM Anderson 18-4-69-0

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   JM Anderson 19-5-69-0

84.1

Anderson to Dravid, no run, Anderson is full and ducking this back into Dravid. Finds the pads and there is thought of an appeal before a rethink

84.2

Anderson to Dravid, FOUR, top shot. It was there for it but Dravid just waited at the last moment to make sure his cut shot went behind point for four

84.3

Anderson to Dravid, 1 run, England have point set on the boundary which means a good delivery from Anderson can be defended quietly and earn a single

84.4

Anderson to Kumar, FOUR, haha, oh dear. Kumar wonders what all the fuss is about. Stand still, eases his hands through the ball and sends it over mid-off for four. Simple

84.5

Anderson to Kumar, 4 leg byes, runs flowing! Anderson slams it short and down the leg side, thuds off the pads and runs away for four. Ideal for India

84.6

Anderson to Kumar, no run, much, much better bouncer and Kumar didn't look very comfortable at all. Reared up and skimmed the grill on his helmet as he lurched out the way

India 254/7   JM Anderson 20-5-78-0

86.1

Anderson to Kumar, no run, enjoyable this. After a long mid-innings chat between overs, Kumar has a huge whoosh outside off stump. Misses too and Dravid despairs

86.2

Anderson to Kumar, 2 runs, Dravid can only smile as Kumar wanders outside leg stump and heaves this, without any timing, over deepish mid-on for another couple

86.3

Anderson to Kumar, 1 run, Anderson resists the temptation to slam in another short ball but the yorker doesn't work either as Kumar stands still and works this to square leg

86.4

Anderson to Dravid, no run, excellent delivery, swinging away from around off stump. Dravid sturdy in defence

86.5

Anderson to Dravid, 1 run, with the help of an inside edge Dravid gets himself off strike and in place to deal with the next over

86.6

Anderson to Kumar, FOUR, wow, what a shot from Kumar to finish Anderson's over. Full ball swinging away but Kumar leant forward and flicked his wrists with a Sachin-like flourish, pinging it to the midwicket fence

India 272/7   JM Anderson 21-5-86-0

91.1

Anderson to Dravid, no run, there is the outside edge, but past a lunging Swann at second slip, it has been that kind of day for the English, Dravid stretched out and drove away from the body, but the away movement took the edge

91.2

Anderson to Dravid, no run, played out down towards mid off

91.3

Anderson to Dravid, no run, goes for the flamboyant cut, arches back but from the crease, and is beaten as Anderson gets generous lift from short of a length

91.4

Anderson to Dravid, 1 run, he takes the single off a straight one towards midwicket to bring Zaheer on strike with two balls left in the over

91.5

Anderson to Khan, OUT, bowled 'em! Anderson with one of his magic deliveries, pitching middle on a length, straightening and hitting off, Zaheer could have nothing about it, Anderson manages a smile

Z Khan b Anderson 0 (17m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

91.6

Anderson to Sharma, no run, Ishant gets the stock Anderson delivery that zips away outside off, shuffles across, covers off stump, and lets it go

India 284/9   JM Anderson 22-5-87-1

93.1

Anderson to Sharma, no run, survives one, Anderson outside off but not full enough to drag him out, pushed away off the back foot

93.2

Anderson to Sharma, no run, too far wide outside off stump to remotely interest even the No 11

93.3

Anderson to Sharma, no run, again Anderson is miles outside off stump, is he setting him up for the full incoming delivery, Ishant is happy to leave

93.4

Anderson to Sharma, no run, nope, he went for the away going magic delivery that got Zaheer, away it went but a bit outside off and a touch shorter and Ishant is able to keep it out

93.5

Anderson to Sharma, no run, with short leg in place, he tries to bounce him out, but the line is outside off stump and even though Ishant fends it off the splice, the ball goes in the air on the off side

93.6

Anderson to Sharma, no run, Anderson persists with trying to produce the super outswinger but it outside off stump and Ishant is not going to be lured out of that crease

India 284/9   JM Anderson 23-6-87-1

95.1

Anderson to Sharma, no run, Anderson goes much fuller in search of that outside edge or the off stump, but Ishant is able to push it down the track

95.2

Anderson to Sharma, no run, sprays it down the leg side now with that angle

95.3

Anderson to Sharma, no run, Ishant goes on his toes to keep out a back of a length ball towards Bell

95.4

Anderson to Sharma, no run, this one he manages to keep out on the leg side where there is no short leg

95.5

Anderson to Sharma, OUT, finally Anderson gets his man, in his way alright, away movement produces an outside edge that Prior gobbles up

I Sharma c †Prior b Anderson 0 (15m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

India 286/10   JM Anderson 23.5-6-87-2
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Jul 25, 2011

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