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   P Kumar 1-1-0-0

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   P Kumar 2-1-5-0

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

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   P Kumar 3-1-10-0

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   P Kumar 4-2-10-0

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   P Kumar 5-3-10-0

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   P Kumar 6-4-10-0

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

13.5

Kumar to Trott, 1 run, drop-and-run from Trott, quick single taken as the ball dribbles away

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   P Kumar 7-4-12-0

15.1

Kumar to Trott, no run, Trott gets across to defend Kumar's outswinger towards extra cover, the batsman half forward

15.2

Kumar to Trott, no run, another gentle outswinger, this one pitched right up to the bat to invite the drive. Trott resists, shouldering arms

15.3

Kumar to Trott, no run, another away swinger, another leave. He could've done with a bit more of these variations when there were two left-handers at the crease. They were allowed to leave the ball far too often

15.4

Kumar to Trott, no run, Trott steps into a drive that sends the ball rolling towards mid-on

15.5

Kumar to Trott, 2 runs, clipped firmly through square leg, Sharma sprints across and slides to cut it off

15.6

Kumar to Trott, no run, Trott is forward to the outswinger once more, a checked defence sending the ball scudding into the covers

England 30/1   P Kumar 8-4-14-0

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   P Kumar 9-4-18-0

30.1

Kumar to Trott, no run, left alone outside off by Trott

30.2

Kumar to Trott, FOUR, another bit of perfect timing from Trott, again he is aided by the slope, Praveen slips it a touch short, Trott stands tall on the crease and eases it past point for a boundary

30.3

Kumar to Trott, 1 run, fuller this time from Praveen, pushed in front of point by Trott

30.4

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, length ball just outside off, solid forward defensive from Pietersen

30.5

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, more defence from Pietersen to the off side

30.6

Kumar to Pietersen, 1 run, a cheer from the crowd as Sachin Tendulkar dives to his left to cut off a firm drive towards mid-on, Praveen overpitched on that delivery, and it was a good-looking stroke from Pieteresen

England 76/2   P Kumar 10-4-24-0

32.1

Kumar to Trott, 1 run, Dhoni standing up to Praveen, a short of length ball is tapped in front of point

32.2

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, short of length ball and outside off, left alone

32.3

Kumar to Pietersen, FOUR, length ball on offstump, bit of an outside edge past the slips, and once again the Lord's slope helps England, the ball running away to the boundary

32.4

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, length ball on middle and off, driven towards mid-on, a walking drive from Pietersen

32.5

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, short of length ball outside off, another leave, still some swing on offer for Praveen

32.6

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, swings in towards the batsman, a full ball that is pushed towards mid-off

England 81/2   P Kumar 11-4-29-0

34.1

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, full and slow, but still shaping away nicely from Praveen. KP eases forward nicely and drives solidly to mid-off

34.2

Kumar to Pietersen, 2 runs, on the pads this time, clipped neatly through square leg for a single

34.3

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, better line, and holds the length back too. Whistles in outside off and straightens, KP covers the line and defends.

34.4

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, KP is consciously pushing forward to back of length balls, again covers the line outside off and plays him into the covers.

34.5

Kumar to Pietersen, FOUR, edged but safe. Another Praveen peach, that. Seam pointing to slip all the time as it angles in and darts away from the line of middle and off. KP stretches out and looks to drive to the leg side, the leading edge eludes a diving Laxman in the cordon and runs away down the slope.

34.6

Kumar to Pietersen, 1 run, shortens the length on this offcutter, KP walks into a workman-like nurdle to the leg side for a single.

England 90/2   P Kumar 12-4-36-0

36.1

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, PK shapes another one away from his palindrome buddy, KP walks out and looks to reach the length and then chooses to leave since he isn't there.

36.2

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, this time he walks into line and gets behind another away seamer. Defended into the covers.

36.3

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, tempter at 127 kph outside off, KP has a go at it with a from-the-memory on the up drive, and finds cover.

36.4

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, Praveen must be frustrating KP no end here. No pace, no length to work with and the constant away movement. No choice but defence.

36.5

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, and again, KP tries to get decisively behind that, but ends up defending.

36.6

Kumar to Pietersen, 1 run, PK tries a bouncer to end the over, a bit of a joke really at 127 kph. KP goes for a pull off the front foot, and for a moment looks like he is swishing away an irritant mosquito. Single taken, bowler and batsman share a smile and a chat at the non-striker's end. They were team-mates for Bangalore in the IPL until last year.

England 92/2   P Kumar 13-4-37-0

38.1

Kumar to Trott, 1 run, boy, Praveen is working with one of those bouncing balls that does all kinds of weird things. This one darts in and keeps coming in to finish on middle and leg, Trott manages to work it away.

38.2

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, this is utterly stupendous bowling. He's bowling too well to pick up a wicket here. KP has seen a ghost. Or so, he thinks. Don't think he's seen it at all. Praveen darts this in, full on middle and off and then gets it to do a Shane Warne and go away. KP is three paces down and groping at thin air. Completely fooled.

38.3

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, wasted ball this time, landed too far outside off and it then goes away as well. Easy leave.

38.4

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, KP gets behind the line this time and defends with more conviction to the off side.

38.5

Kumar to Pietersen, 1 run, he gets the single this time, worked off middle and off towards mid-on for one.

38.6

Kumar to Trott, 1 run, short of a length and on Trott's pads, its the line he dreams of playing in his sleep. Happily tucked away for a single.

England 95/2   P Kumar 14-4-40-0

41.4

Kumar to Trott, no run, over-pitched outside off, Trott forces it towards mid-on.

41.5

Kumar to Trott, no run, Praveen gets another one to nip away off the seam, Trott covers the line and defends.

41.6

Kumar to Trott, no run, Praveen surreptitiously glances at the covers as he runs in and then sends it in wide of the stumps and gets it to curl in. Easy leave.

England 107/2   P Kumar 14.3-4-40-0

43.1

Kumar to Trott, no run, PK keeps it full and unfussy, Trott isn't too bothered.

43.2

Kumar to Trott, no run, 120 kph, the ball literally rolls on its way to Dhoni who gets his pads behind it.

43.3

Kumar to Trott, no run, short of a length again, Trott's footwork is so decisive, he is quickly on the back foot and defends into the off side.

43.4

Kumar to Trott, no run, angles into the pads this time, Trott tries to work him through midwicket for 50, but finds the fielder

43.5

Kumar to Trott, no run, this one shapes away from wide of off stump, Trott leans out and shoulders arms.

43.6

Kumar to Trott, no run, short of a length again outside off, Trott defends into the covers.

England 115/2   P Kumar 15.3-5-40-0

45.1

Kumar to Trott, no run, Praveen continues to produce magic. This was the late inducker, it moved in a mile and a half and had Dhoni diving to his left to save the four byes.

45.2

Kumar to Trott, no run, this time the one that goes away, not so pronounced, and Trott covers the line well to defend.

45.3

Kumar to Trott, no run, again the away seamer, a foot too wide of off stump though. Easy leave for Trott as he presses forward.

45.4

Kumar to Trott, no run, Trott covers the line, solidly defending a length ball into the off side.

45.5

Kumar to Trott, no run, full on off and straightening, looking for the pads, but Trott's solid drive comes in the way and sends it to mid-on.

45.6

Kumar to Trott, FOUR, back of a length to end the over, Trott charms a nudge through midwicket and the ball inexplicably purrs away through to the boundary. He's looking the part here.

England 121/2   P Kumar 16.3-5-44-0

47.1

Kumar to Trott, no run, short of a length and going away off the seam, Trott plods away on the back foot and defends into the covers.

47.2

Kumar to Trott, no run, on the pads, worked straight to midwicket.

47.3

Kumar to Trott, no run, good line, tight outside off, Trott lets it go.

47.4

Kumar to Trott, no run, Praveen's rattled the stumps! But with his return through, unfortunately for India. Length ball, played solidly back to Praveen, who hurls it at the furniture in frustration.

47.5

Kumar to Trott, 2 runs, short of a length outside off, Trott steers off the back foot through the covers for a couple.

47.6

Kumar to Trott, no run, finishes with a straight delivery well outside off, Trott covers the line and defends.

England 123/2   P Kumar 17.3-5-46-0

50.1

Kumar to Trott, no run, this is well outside off and left all alone

50.2

Kumar to Trott, FOUR, floated up at a driveable length, pretty gentle but that's okay in the search for swing. Trott leans into a drive, times it better than everyone expects, and it hurries away down the hill for four

50.3

Kumar to Trott, no run, this time it's left all alone outside off

50.4

Kumar to Trott, no run, no great pace, of course, but the line is tidy enough

50.5

Kumar to Trott, no run, touch shorter, no swing from that length, but the line is tight on off and Trott defends

50.6

Kumar to Trott, no run, Trott shuffles across his stumps to clump to midwicket

England 131/2   P Kumar 18.3-5-50-0

52.1

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, Kumar finds a tidy length and line and the middle of Pietersen's defensive blade

52.2

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, this kind of pace seems the one that would trouble Pietersen. For no apparent reason he plays down the wrong line slightly here and inside edges

52.3

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, floated up outside off and left alone. Not really much swing for Kumar yet

52.4

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, and again it's left alone

52.5

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen has been unable to play into the off side. Odd. A ball outside off is inside-edged to midwicket

52.6

Kumar to Pietersen, 3 runs, runs for Pietersen this time, nicely struck too. Pushing down through mid-on where some quick running from the England pair, and slow running from the India fielders, allow three

England 135/2   P Kumar 19.3-5-53-0

54.1

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, Kumar outside off stump, shaping this in a fraction, Pietersen shoulders arms

54.2

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, outside off again, Pietersen wants a dart but has to leave alone

54.3

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, good patience from both bowler and batsman here. Hanging the ball outside off and Pietersen leaves alone

54.4

Kumar to Pietersen, FOUR, ah lovely shot. Pietersen walks across and then very gently pushes the ball straight back past the bowler. First one he's really timed. Tendulkar is too wide at mid-on and it speeds down to the boundary

54.5

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, after the boundary comes the leave

54.6

Kumar to Pietersen, 1 run, short ball, which at 79mph is always ambitious. Good change-up though, I suppose. Pietersen was lurching forward as always but stood tall and swatted to deep midwicket

England 147/2   P Kumar 20.3-5-58-0

56.1

Kumar to Trott, no run, this really does swing, first one of the morning that really went. Too wide to interest Trott though

56.2

Kumar to Trott, no run, again there is swing but it's wide of off and a touch gentle

56.3

Kumar to Trott, no run, better line, much closer to off stump. Trott knows a leave well though

56.4

Kumar to Trott, no run, another low-trajectory away-swinger and another leave

56.5

Kumar to Trott, no run, five leaves in five, can Trott manage a reverse Yuvraj v Broad?

56.6

Kumar to Trott, no run, yes he can! In fine style too, whipping the bat up above his head and flagging it through to Dhoni. Successive maidens then for India

England 147/2   P Kumar 21.3-6-58-0

61.1

Kumar to Pietersen, 1 run, starts straight and full, without much swing. Clipped to square leg

61.2

Kumar to Trott, OUT, Kumar has done it! This one did swing, back into Trott this time. Kept a touch lower and Trott missed it as he tried to work to leg. Big appeal and after some thought Bowden has the finger up. Crucial breakthrough!

IJL Trott lbw b Kumar 70 (228m 140b 9x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

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   P Kumar 22.3-6-59-1

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   P Kumar 23.3-7-59-1

65.1

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, patted away down the track from the crease

65.2

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, PK keeps it around that off stump, KP is doing his shuffling routine as usual but cannot get it away, has to block in the end

65.3

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, this one is a touch wider outside off stump and he leaves right away

65.4

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, goes for the full inswinging delivery as KP continues to shuffle across, goes too full but down the leg side, not far from that exposed leg stump

65.5

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, straight honest delivery around middle and off, meets KP's strong-minded defensive push

65.6

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, he is going for that full incoming delivery again, trying to get one on that leg stump, KP almost falls over as he overbalances in an attempt to work it away

England 171/3   P Kumar 24.3-8-59-1

67.1

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, hmm, this one had designs of sneaking through, and kept low too, but KP managed to get the bat down in time, he knows it was close

67.2

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, has that carried? India are not sure, Rahul is not sure, KP continues to shuffle far across and try to play the flick, gets it in the air and this time Rahul is at a widish leg slip, he had just come in there, Dravid is not sure it has carried, replays confirm it hasn't, it just fell on to the ground as Rahul got low towards his right to clasp the fingers around the ball

67.3

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, PK goes back around that off stump and Pietersen gets well forward in defence

67.4

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, swinging in late, that fuller length is proving productive for PK as far as getting movement goes, KP adjusts to whip to a diving midwicket

67.5

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, left alone comfortably as it is well outside off stump

67.6

Kumar to Pietersen, 1 run, he gets that single eventually, and does it his way too, flick off an incoming full delivery on middle and leg, with a man waiting at leg slip, but KP has played it well past him to long leg and raises his bat for yet another Test 50, who was that who said he is done?

England 174/3   P Kumar 25.3-8-60-1

69.1

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, gentle straight delivery from PK outside off and an even gentler half-forward defensive block from Pietersen

69.2

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, pushes a fuller one back to the bowler who threatens to throw the ball back as he sees Pietersen outside his crease

69.3

Kumar to Pietersen, 1 run, PK tries the short ball, that seemed to surprise the batsman initially, not much venom in it though and KP launches in to a pull, there is man at deep midwicket but it goes on a couple of bounces to him

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   P Kumar 26.3-8-61-1

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   P Kumar 27.3-8-65-1

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   P Kumar 28.3-8-69-1

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   P Kumar 29.3-9-69-1

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

92.2

Kumar to Morgan, no run, PK welcomes Morgan with another snake that shapes in big from outside off and hits the pad in front of leg stump. Took the inside edge on the way though, as Hot Spot confirms.

92.3

Kumar to Morgan, no run, smart, smart bowling this. Having got the previous one to come in, he lets this hold its line to see if Morgan wants a poke. He lets it go.

92.4

Kumar to Morgan, OUT, Two in the over, Praveen has turned this match around within the space of four balls. This is tentative batting as much as outstanding bowling. This one did not do much off the pitch, as much as threaten to move this way or that. Angles in from slightly wide of the crease, Morgan is neither forward nor back as he looks to defend and gets an inside edge that goes between bat-pad gap through to Dhoni. Oh wait, Hot Spot doesn't pick the edge, but Morgan did not even think of referring it. Caramba! Morgan did not seem to get a nick on that. Hot Spot says it hit the pad. Did he think he was given LBW? Remember, UDRS can't be used for LBWs in this series.

EJG Morgan c †Dhoni b Kumar 0 (1m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

92.5

Kumar to Prior, no run, another lovely ball, shapes away late from Prior who was looking to prod at it from the crease.

92.6

Kumar to Prior, no run, what a wonderful over, the best of this Test match. Praveen finishes with one that dances in late in the air and Prior just about negotiates it.

England 270/5   P Kumar 30.3-10-69-3

94.1

Kumar to Prior, 2 runs, Prior is away with a nicely guided steer through gull as PK gets another one to swerve away in the air.

94.2

Kumar to Prior, no run, he does it again, he's getting enough deviation to keep a legspinner happy. Angled in, and shape out. Prior leaves.

94.3

Kumar to Prior, no run, jaffa. Bumble terms it 'artistic bowling' on air. Good choice of adjectives that. Curls in towards leg stump and then curls away past the bat face and edge. Dhoni has to move to his right to collect it, that's how much it moved.

94.4

Kumar to Prior, no run, beaten again, Prior offers the bat in hope, the ball dodges it expertly and nestles in Dhoni's gloves.

94.5

Kumar to Prior, no run, Prior gets behind the line this time, moves across and forward to defend into the cover-point region.

94.6

Kumar to Prior, no run, ends with another away swinger. Prior watches it closely and lets it go.

England 276/5   P Kumar 31.3-10-71-3

96.1

Kumar to Prior, no run, PK continues to do the in and out job. Angled in, shaping out. Can he send down a big inducker now?

96.2

Kumar to Prior, no run, hah, I am getting a little clairvoyant here. PK produces the inswinger, but loses the line and it goes harmlessly down the leg side.

96.3

Kumar to Prior, FOUR, lovely shot from Prior. Praveen tries to shape it in again, from outside off, Prior waits for it to come beside him, sets up a solid base and eases it through point. Flutter of applause around the home of cricket. Idyllic.

96.4

Kumar to Prior, no run, PK is doing stuff that I thought only Pradeep Mathew, the mystery bowler from Sri Lanka, could do. He's got this one to swing in, land and then seam away. Prior was utterly befuddled, and it was just as well that the bat got stuck in the pad, else he may have managed to edge this peach.

96.5

Kumar to Prior, no run, inswinger goes awry again, down the leg side and Prior has no problem with it.

96.6

Kumar to Prior, no run, potent inducker to finish the over, comes in like a guided missile that was headed for the pads, but Prior's bat came in the way at the right instant.

England 282/5   P Kumar 32.3-10-75-3

98.1

Kumar to Prior, no run, aha, appeal for lbw, but Prior's got the inside edge as he looked to defend. PK nips this one into the batsman

98.2

Kumar to Prior, no run, the stock Praveen ball, that shapes away off the seam, Prior plays it into the off side.

98.3

Kumar to Prior, FOUR, that's the second time Prior has taken him through the off side, but this one deserved to be hit. Short and wide outside off, the seam movement took it further away, Prior eased into position and cracked the cut.

98.4

Kumar to Prior, 4 byes, there you go. PK slants one too far wide down the leg side. Dhoni might have stopped it. Dravid didn't look like he would. He just landed flat on his front side after the ball had run away.

98.5

Kumar to Prior, 2 runs, on the pads, PK might be tiring here. Prior tucks him through square leg easily.

98.6

Kumar to Prior, no run, back on track from PK, gets the outward seam going from off stump, but Prior covers the line and defends well.

England 292/5   P Kumar 33.3-10-81-3

100.1

Kumar to Prior, no run, short of a length outside off and straightening, Prior hangs back and defends solidly

100.2

Kumar to Prior, FOUR, width outside off, Prior goes hard at it and lashes it off the outside edge well over the slips for a boundary.

100.3

Kumar to Prior, no run, Praveen gets this to yank in, Prior watches closely and defends from the crease.

100.4

Kumar to Prior, no run, fuller length, draws him forward on off stump, Prior covers the line and defends.

100.5

Kumar to Prior, no run, feeler outside off, comes in gently from wide of the stumps, Prior doesn't play at it.

100.6

Kumar to Prior, no run, ends with a ball short of a length on middle and off, Prior defends with ease from the crease.

England 298/5   P Kumar 34.3-10-85-3

112.1

Kumar to Prior, no run, full and driven hard back at the bowler

112.2

Kumar to Prior, 1 run, Kumar finds away movement again but Prior uses it to push a single to cover

112.3

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen strolls across to the off side and tries to flip it to leg. It looked careless because he missed it, if he connected it would seem routine

112.4

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, pretty ambitious appeal as Pietersen is struck on the pads a long way outside off and down the track

112.5

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, rare off-side drive from Pietersen but it's gentle

112.6

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, starts wide of off, swings much further and Pietersen leaves alone

England 349/5   P Kumar 35.3-10-86-3

114.1

Kumar to Prior, no run, good movement for Kumar again, earns him a cheer from his captain. Prior leaves alone

114.2

Kumar to Prior, 1 run, the outswing opens the off side up for Prior to time a stylish drive through

114.3

Kumar to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen walks across to the off side and flicks a single to leg

114.4

Kumar to Prior, 2 runs, Kumar gets his line wrong and Prior works off his pads to fine leg

114.5

Kumar to Prior, no run, good delivery, shaping away from fullish length. Flagged through

114.6

Kumar to Prior, 1 run, what could have been a tight single to cover was made routine by the lethargy of the fielder

England 363/5   P Kumar 36.3-10-91-3

116.1

Kumar to Prior, 1 run, inducker from Kumar, snakes in a long, long way. From the hand though. Prior wanted to cut but was cramped on the shot

116.2

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen strolls across again but defends to mid-off

116.3

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen goes off side and Kumar follows him. Pietersen wanted to play but pulled out the shot at the final moment

116.4

Kumar to Pietersen, 1 run, Kumar angles this in and swings it in from wide of the wicket. Pietersen clips it away for a single to bring up the 100 stand, off 144 balls too

116.5

Kumar to Prior, no run, easily left alone outside off

116.6

Kumar to Prior, no run, and again Prior raises the bat harmlessly out of trouble

England 370/5   P Kumar 37.3-10-93-3

118.1

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, a touch of curve in to the pads, Pietersen whips to leg but can't get it away

118.2

Kumar to Pietersen, 2 runs, this time he does make good contact with the glance, and they're back for the second as Tendulkar runs round in the deep to cut it off

118.3

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, appeal! Emotive stuff from Kumar as Pietersen is struck on the pad. There was swing, to be sure, but did it pitch outside leg? Asad Rauf thinks so, and he's right

118.4

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, keft alone outside off this time, the ball holding its line

118.5

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, flicked behind square on thte leg side, but he's got protection inside the circle

118.6

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, this one also pitches and holds its line, and is defended to cover

England 379/5   P Kumar 38.3-10-95-3

120.1

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, full and straight, Pietersen leans forward to defend back to the bowler

120.2

Kumar to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen walks across and nudges a full delivery just wide of mid-on, they test the fielder with a quick single

120.3

Kumar to Prior, OUT, Praveen gets another! He sent down an outswinger, perhaps just short of a good length, and Prior set himself for a slashing cut. The ball bounced and moved more than he expected, however, and a thick edge flew straight through to Dhoni. India really, really needed that.

MJ Prior c †Dhoni b Kumar 71 (125m 93b 7x4 0x6) SR: 76.34

120.4

Kumar to Broad, OUT, Broad's gone! First ball! Praveen gets his fifth with some hooping swing into the left-hander's pads. Ball evaded bat and the umpire upheld the appeal.

SCJ Broad lbw b Kumar 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

120.5

Kumar to Swann, no run, testing delivery! Kumar sends down a full inswinger, but Swann brings his bat down to defend in good time

120.6

Kumar to Swann, no run, bouncer from Kumar! It's gentle stuff really, but Swann wasn't expecting it and ducks underneath the rising delivery at the last moment. Kumar has a smile on his face now, and he's politely clapped back to his position on the boundary by an appreciative crowd

England 390/7   P Kumar 39.3-10-96-5

122.1

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen shuffles right across outside off and whips into the leg side, but the shot is intercepted by the midwicket fielder

122.2

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, Kumar aims the yorker at Pietersen's toes, the ball comes off the toe of the bat and rolls past the diving bowler

122.3

Kumar to Pietersen, FOUR, a low full toss is cracked with great authority to the deep midwicket boundary, and that's 150 for Kevin Pietersen. Off comes the helmet, up goes the bat

122.4

Kumar to Pietersen, FOUR, and now he skips down the track to send a scything drive flying over mid-off!

122.5

Kumar to Pietersen, 1 run, tapped into space at cover, and they amble through for a single that takes England to 400

122.6

Kumar to Swann, 1 run, Swann gets off the mark with a nudge to fine leg, and keeps strike

England 401/7   P Kumar 40.3-10-106-5
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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
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England won by 196 runs
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