Pataudi Trophy - 1st Test

England v India

England won by 196 runs

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

14.1

Sharma to Trott, no run, the loosener is well wide of off stump and left alone by Trott

14.2

Sharma to Trott, no run, spice! Trott has to whip his head out of the way as a bouncer leaps past his right shoulder. One for the over

14.3

Sharma to Trott, 1 run, rising off a length, aimed towards leg stump. Trott gets inside the line to flick to leg

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   I Sharma 1-0-5-0

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

16.4

Sharma to Trott, no run, ... but Sharma over-compensates by firing one down the leg side

16.5

Sharma to Trott, no run, Trott gets up on his toes to defend a back-of-a-length delivery to cover

16.6

Sharma to Trott, FOUR, and there we go, Sharma offers a length delivery on the hips and Trott deflects it to the fine leg boundary for four

England 35/1   I Sharma 2-0-10-0

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

19.3

Sharma to Trott, no run, uncharacteristically loose from Trott! Sharma dug one in outside off, and the batsman must surely have been expecting extra bounce from that bowler. He flashes a cut but there's daylight between bat and ball

19.4

Sharma to Trott, no run, past the edge again! Sharma was wide of the crease and slanted this one in as Trott committed himself to the stroke. The ball straightened, however, to beat the edge

19.5

Sharma to Trott, no run, sharp seam movement down the hill, but the length is such that Trott can easily leave alone

19.6

Sharma to Trott, no run, just short of a good length, Trott shuffles and fetches the ball to mid-on with plenty of bottom hand

England 42/1   I Sharma 3-0-11-0

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

21.2

Sharma to Trott, 2 runs, short and a bit of width from Ishant, Trott reaches out and slaps it towards point, where Zaheer tries to field, bad bounce means the ball runs away from him

21.3

Sharma to Trott, FOUR, edged! but there's no third slip to take the chance, it was back of length once more from Ishant, chases a widish delivery, a healthy edge that flies wide of second slip

21.4

Sharma to Trott, no run, pitches this one up, slanting in but not close enough to off to force Trott to play

21.5

Sharma to Trott, no run, back to short of a length, some width as well, slapped towards Zaheer at point

21.6

Sharma to Trott, no run, no trouble there for Trott, Ishant sprays this way outside off, Trott content to leave it to the keeper

England 50/1   I Sharma 4-0-18-0

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

23.2

Sharma to Trott, 3 runs, the runs are coming in a hurry for England here, Ishant sends it in short of length and outside off, guided past gully for three more by Trott

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   I Sharma 5-0-22-0

25.1

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, first ball is easy, well outside off, Pietersen gets forward and leaves that one

25.2

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, another leave for Pietersen outside off

25.3

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, make that three in a row, just outside off from Ishant, Pietersen isn't interested

25.4

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, once again Pietersen doesn't have to offer a shot, several feet outside off, Pietersen allows it through to the keeper

25.5

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen shoulders arms to an outside off ball, an over of leaves?

25.6

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, again Pietersen doesn't get bat on ball but this was a ripper from Ishant, how did that miss the stumps, Pietersen gets forward to defend a ball that ducks in sharply, through the bat-pad gap and misses the stumps

England 62/2   I Sharma 6-1-22-0

27.1

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, Ishant slides another one down the leg side

27.2

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, short of length ball outside off, Pietersen is content to leave

27.3

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, 137.5kmh, well outside off and Pietersen isn't tempted to play that

27.4

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, Ishant isn't troubling Pietersen much here, is bowling too wide outside off to interest the batsman

27.5

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, and once again, bounces a second time before reaching the keeper

27.6

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, don't hold your breath, its wide outside off once more, Pietersen watches it through, Ishant troubles Pietersen with the final delivery of his previous over, but hasn't made him play the 11 others

England 64/2   I Sharma 7-2-22-0

29.1

Sharma to Pietersen, 1 run, slanting in towards middle, fullish ball, Pietersen is off the mark by guiding that down towards fine leg

29.2

Sharma to Trott, FOUR, lovely timing from Trott, the typical Ishant back of a length, on the pads, Trott clips that off the back foot past square leg, not much power in the shot, but right off the middle and the slope helps the ball as well

29.3

Sharma to Trott, no run, outside off and Trott leaves

29.4

Sharma to Trott, no run, back of a length and outside off, Trott defends off the back foot in the direction of point

29.5

Sharma to Trott, no run, back of a length and around offstump, blocked off the front foot by Trott

29.6

Sharma to Trott, 1 run, a quick single is taken to end the over, Trott plays it with soft hands towards Yuvraj at cover and sprints the run

England 70/2   I Sharma 8-2-28-0

31.1

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, massive appeal for lbw, Billy Bowden shakes his head, this one was outside off and angling in, back of a length, strikes Pietersen just above the knee roll, that seemed to hit him just outside off, and replays show it would have gone over the stumps as well

31.2

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, bat-pad chance, but there's no short leg to gobble it up, Pietersen had no idea where the ball had gone after it lobbed off his pad, looks back towards his stumps to make sure the ball isn't rolling towards his stumps, it was rolling towards square leg

31.3

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, same length and outside off, gets the outside edge, on the bounce to third slip

31.4

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen shuffles across the stumps and looks to tuck that towards midwicket, can't connect and is struck on the pad

31.5

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, well outside off, 136.8kph, Pietersen gets forward and leaves the ball to the keeper

31.6

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen dance across, can't get any runs for his effort though, pats a fuller one from Ishant back towards the bowler

England 76/2   I Sharma 9-3-28-0

33.1

Sharma to Trott, no run, short and way outside off, Trott watches it through to the keeper

33.2

Sharma to Trott, 1 run, short of length ball outside off, poked towards Gambhir at point, a misfield allows the run

33.3

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, short ball from Ishant, just outside off, Pietersen deals with it well, removes the bottom hand and drops it dead at his feet

33.4

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, slanting in from Ishant, Pietersen gets forward to flick that to midwicket, he misses and is struck on the pad outside off

33.5

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, way outside off, and no worry for the batsman there

33.6

Sharma to Pietersen, 1 run, short ball, Pietersen tries to pull that powerfully, doesn't time it too well, the ball dribbles towards deep square leg, where Yuvraj fields

England 83/2   I Sharma 10-3-30-0

35.1

Sharma to Pietersen, 1 run, KP goes on a stroll across the Lord's turf, or across his stumps at the very least and works Ishant to midwicket for a quick single.

35.2

Sharma to Trott, no run, Ishant bangs it in back of a length at 127 kph, Trott doesn't fiddle with it as it dies on Dhoni.

35.3

Sharma to Trott, no run, delivers from wider of the crease this time, at 136 kph and gets it to straighten from outside Trott's off stump. He lets it go again.

35.4

Sharma to Trott, no run, too wide outside off. Trott is too good to nibble at these, especially when the length is so short.

35.5

Sharma to Trott, no run, ah, I almost jinxed Trott there, he flirts loosely with another wide ball well outside off. Misses the edge though.

35.6

Sharma to Trott, no run, shoddy over this from Ishant, reckon he fancies a go at the man at the other end. Another one dies and bounces a second time before it reaches Dhoni. Well outside off, easily left.

England 91/2   I Sharma 11-3-31-0

49.1

Sharma to Trott, 1 run, ah, for some pace. Short though, outside off, and cut away through point for a single.

49.2

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, the Ishant legcutter, angles in and straightens. KP walks across loosely and looks to grope for it, but it leaves him. KP looks up and blames it on the dark skies.

49.3

Sharma to Pietersen, 1 wide, wasted ball, short and wide outside off, even KP doesn't go for it.

49.3

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, good start from Sharma. Full and straighter than he was last afternoon. Rapped Pietersen on the pad as he looked to whip to leg from outside off. More a clear-your-throat appeal than anything else

49.4

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, good length and line again from Sharma, he was a touch short and wide yesterday. This is fuller and Pietersen stands tall to push firmly to mid-on

49.5

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, interesting approach from Pietersen, he's stepping well across his crease. In the end he shoulders arms, allowing this to hit his pad about a foot outside off

49.6

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, and again Pietersen wanders across his stumps. Looks like a pre-packaged idea. Like yesterday, though, he misses an attempted work-to-leg

England 127/2   I Sharma 12-3-33-0

51.1

Sharma to Pietersen, 1 run, well, Pietersen has been searching for this and finally gets it away. Only earns a single though as he wanders across his stumps and flicks powerfully to deep midwicket

51.2

Sharma to Trott, no run, decent pace from Sharma, touch wide of off stump though and Trott waves it through

51.3

Sharma to Trott, no run, Sharma using the crease well, jumping wide and angling it in. It draws Trott into a defence wide of off, a line he would normally leave alone

51.4

Sharma to Trott, no run, fuller length finds the outer half of the bat that squirts to point

51.5

Sharma to Trott, no run, good line from Sharma, back of a length though and Trott defends solidly

51.6

Sharma to Trott, no run, the fuller length seems more dangerous and Trott is late getting forward to push to mid-on

England 132/2   I Sharma 13-3-34-0

53.1

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, Sharma angling the ball in from wide of the crease, Pietersen plays with the angle to midwicket

53.2

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, interesting battle this. Sharma is holding the ball outside off stump but from an angle wide of the crease. Pietersen wants to play it through leg but decides to leave alone

53.3

Sharma to Pietersen, FOUR, Pietersen lands this one perfectly. Walks across the stumps again and gets the full ball he needs to clip powerfully through straight mid-on for four

53.4

Sharma to Pietersen, 1 run, remarkable stuff. Pietersen has started the day brightly. Again he skips across his stumps and flicks this from two foot outside off through midwicket

53.5

Sharma to Trott, 1 run, Sharma pulls his length back to Trott, who in a typically less exaggerated way compared to Pietersen, also gets across to off and helps a pull shot down to fine leg

53.6

Sharma to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen in this kind of mood likes pinching the strike. Having stepped across again he this time pushes to cover and sprints down the other end

England 142/2   I Sharma 14-3-41-0

55.1

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, ah good ball from Sharma. Excellent. Angled in, but pitches and decks away past the outside edge. By the time Pietersen finished the shot he was miles away from the stumps

55.2

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, cat and mouse I guess. Pietersen goes wide, Sharma goes wider, left alone

55.3

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, interesting thinking from Sharma. Having seen Pietersen get further and further across his stumps he fires this down at leg stump. It wasn't all that far away

55.4

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, Sharma's enjoying the battle here, so is Dhoni. Wide smiles across both their faces. This shapes back a long way, Pietersen leaves alone and then Dhoni is spooked as it swings away after passing the batsman

55.5

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen advances, jumping down at Sharma ominously but the ball is far too wide of off

55.6

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen can't keep the strike as he misses his work-to-leg again from a back-of-a-length delivery. From that length Pietersen has missed a lot of those shots

England 147/2   I Sharma 15-4-41-0

57.1

Sharma to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen jumps outside off stump and clips this to deep square

57.2

Sharma to Trott, 1 run, Trott is very efficient off his pads and a fuller ball allows his to clip away unfussily as always

57.3

Sharma to Pietersen, 1 run, miles outside off but Pietersen works it behind square on the leg side to bring up the 150. Worrying signs for India, yesterday was the day for wickets, today looks the day for runs

57.4

Sharma to Trott, no run, floaty full ball, Trott digs out to cover. Good variation from Sharma

57.5

Sharma to Trott, no run, this is the delivery that keeps Sharma dangerous. Angling in and decking away off the pitch. Trott hangs his bat out but the ball ghosts past the edge

57.6

Sharma to Trott, 2 runs, touch shorter this time and Trott loves it off his hip. He never misses and picks out a gap between midwicket and square leg to collect two

England 152/2   I Sharma 16-4-46-0

59.1

Sharma to Trott, 1 run, Sharma is jumping ever wider to create an angle but that makes it easy for Trott to flip it round the corner

59.2

Sharma to Pietersen, 1 leg bye, perhaps with that man in leg slip Sharma is happier to fire this down leg side, looking to hit leg stump but Pietersen gets in the way and it thuds for a leg bye

59.3

Sharma to Trott, no run, too far outside off to bother Trott

59.4

Sharma to Trott, 1 run, length ball around off stump but that's Trott's do-it-in-my-sleep line, clipping perfectly to deep midwicket

59.5

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, Sharma tries to draw Pietersen into something injudicious by hanging this full and a long way outside off, but it's left well alone

59.6

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, this time Pietersen can't resist and inside edges as he tries to whip it to leg, it came off the pad and looped just where a short leg could have been

England 159/2   I Sharma 17-4-48-0

73.1

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, he starts off short and wide outside off but KP's over-eager forcing shot is stopped by the lunging man at short extra cover, even as it threatened to bounce over him

73.2

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, he is looking to go after Ishant, shortish ball outside off and he looks to swat it away, not too much of a pull, and the bottom edge slips away to Dhoni

73.3

Sharma to Pietersen, 2 runs, this is some contest on alright, KP gets another short one and goes hard at it, he is itching to smash Ishant, gets a top edge that falls safely beyond midwicket, also brings up the 200

73.4

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, that's some discretion from the man in a hurry, Ishant gives him another short one, but wider outside off stump, KP changed his intent at the last instant and weaved out of the pull

73.5

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, teasing stuff this, pitched further up, KP is committed on that front foot, and thinks about lots of options before deciding to flag it through to the keeper

73.6

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, a length ball now, Pietersen is not committing fully forward and plays it out on the off side

England 201/3   I Sharma 18-4-50-0

75.1

Sharma to Pietersen, FOUR, smack! that is as authoritative a shot as any, KP will not let those go, overpitched, bit of width outside off and he creams it past extra cover

75.2

Sharma to Pietersen, 3 runs, he continues to target Ishant for runs, opens the face late to guide a length ball well past the slips

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   I Sharma 19-4-57-0

87.1

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, good start from Sharma, full and around off stump. Pietersen forward into defence

87.2

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, this is a little shorter from Sharma, but the line remains good. Solid defence

87.3

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, too wide of off, don't know if it's a deliberate plan but with a new ball, I hope it isn't

87.4

Sharma to Pietersen, FOUR, seemed like Pietersen knew what was coming. He was in position to pull this so early and it flew to the boundary. Gambhir was close to it but it was struck too hard

87.5

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, back to the outside-off line and Pietersen, in the 90s now, leaves alone

87.6

Sharma to Pietersen, 2 runs, full and around leg stump, Pietersen timed his leg-side clip very well and it took two sliding efforts to prevent the boundary

England 252/3   I Sharma 20-4-63-0

89.1

Sharma to Pietersen, 2 runs, sliced wide of point, not convincing but he'll happily take the couple that puts him just four away

89.2

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, half an appeal from Sharma as Pietersen shuffles across his stumps, tries to whip to leg and is caught on the pad. It looped back up to Sharma who thought there might have been an inside edge. There wasn't

89.3

Sharma to Pietersen, 1 run, ooh, Pietersen wanted to get there in style! Walked into a slightly loose drive and sliced it to deep cover. He's been out five times in the 90s!

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

89.5

Sharma to Pietersen, 1 run, the closer he gets, the more worrying he looks. Pietersen moves to 98 by bottom-edging a pull shot

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   I Sharma 21-4-69-0

91.1

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, some promise with the first ball post the drinks. Delivered with pace from wide of the crease, angling in onto the area short of a length and then darting in a mile. KP was walking across as always and looking to drive loosely and it burst through, wide of off stump

91.2

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, not much this time, short and wide of the stumps easy leave. Even KP doesn't want to fiddle with it.

91.3

Sharma to Pietersen, FOUR, what a fine shot to bring up a fine century! KP drills an over-pitched ball on off after moving into line, just thumps it with class between the bowler and mid-on. Slowest KP hundred, he jumps up and punches the air immediately. He's pleased and why not. It's been a while since he made a 100 in England. He now has one in the 2000th Test.

91.4

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, short and wide, KP moves across and shoulders arms.

91.5

Sharma to Pietersen, FOUR, Ishant is trying to hoodwink him with changes of length, but it doesn't work in this over. Very full on off stump, KP did not expect it as he moved across and then just tried to defend, ended up getting an outside edge that rolled away through the vacancies in the cordon.

91.6

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, short ball with some steam behind it to finish the over, KP hops up to negotiate and nudges it to the leg side. England are taking control here.

England 270/3   I Sharma 22-4-77-0

93.1

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, Ishant gets one to slant in sharply from wide of the crease, KP lets it go.

93.2

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, the sucker ball, full on off stump, KP is drawn out into a reluctant drive to mid-off

93.3

Sharma to Pietersen, FOUR, horror ball. No pace, no effort, no nothing pretence of a bouncer. Petersen majestically plonks the front foot down the pitch and sledgehammers the pull through midwicket.

93.4

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, too far outside off to trouble anyone, KP lets it go.

93.5

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, a good two yards outside off again, and too short. KP lets it go.

93.6

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, wasted over this, Ishant ends with a harmless delivery wide of off stump.

England 274/5   I Sharma 23-4-81-0

95.1

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, out of nowhere, Ishant produces a gem. He's got one to kick up like an irritated monster off back of a length, and bend in dramatically at KP who was shuffling across. He is hit very high on the pad, utterly bemused, and bends over in surprise.

95.2

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, this one holds its line, the doubt is planted in KP's mind, but too wide outside off. Easy leave.

95.3

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, he's keeping the rhyme scheme going, this one comes in, not as dramatically as the first ball, but it comes in alright off the seam. KP lets it go.

95.4

Sharma to Pietersen, 2 runs, here comes the indecision. KP lunges across in hope more than anything else and gets an outside edge. He does well to play it softly, and it runs through the cordon. This is a far better over from Ishant than his previous one.

95.5

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, another big inswerving ball. KP lets it go, since it starts wide enough outside off. Going by the sequence, the next ball should hold its line.

95.6

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, it does, and Pietersen edges it, but it doesn't carry to VVS at second slip. Ishant is revving it up a notch here. This was fuller than any of the previous balls, outside off, and tricked KP into feeling for it. Genuine edge, just didn't carry. Are the slips still standing too far back?

England 278/5   I Sharma 24-4-83-0

104.1

Sharma to Prior, no run, wide of the crease and angling back to Prior. Prior doesn't like that angle and hangs his bat out rather tentatively. Good start from Sharma

104.2

Sharma to Prior, 1 run, never bowl there to Prior, he'll happily cut, drive and glide all day square on the off side

104.3

Sharma to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen wants two again but won't get it this time as he walks into a cover drive

104.4

Sharma to Prior, no run, beaten again! Just holding its line and Prior again hanging his bat far away from his body

104.5

Sharma to Prior, no run, tighter defence this time back to the bowler

104.6

Sharma to Prior, no run, full from Sharma and Prior was hanging back. No damage though as it's pushed to mid-off

England 316/5   I Sharma 25-4-85-0

106.1

Sharma to Pietersen, 1 leg bye, Sharma back of a length and angling into Pietersen. Not for the first time the work-to-leg is missed but it runs off the pads into space. Pietersen sped off looking for two but seems a touch uncomfortable, he he twinged a muscle?

106.2

Sharma to Prior, no run, Prior solidly blocks back to the bowler

106.3

Sharma to Prior, no run, good length from Sharma, good line too. In fact, that's just the place to bowl to him. Coming back at a hit-the-stumps length, Prior was up to it though with tight defence

106.4

Sharma to Prior, no run, good lines again from Sharma, and good pace too. Prior slow to get forward in defence

106.5

Sharma to Prior, no run, good to see Sharma attacking the stumps, he's been a touch wide this Test so far. Clipped to midwicket

106.6

Sharma to Prior, 1 run, this time Prior manages to find some space in the leg side

England 327/5   I Sharma 26-4-86-0

108.1

Sharma to Prior, no run, good line from Sharma again attacking the stumps. Prior drives with the angle to mid-on

108.2

Sharma to Prior, 1 run, Sharma feeds Prior's favourite cut shot and is stylishly glided to deep point

108.3

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, seems like Sharma will attack Prior on off stump and 'attack' Pietersen way outside off stump. Left all alone

108.4

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen beaten for pace and probably bounce as well as he tries to work a length ball from outside off stump to leg

108.5

Sharma to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen connects this time and there is a misfield at mid-on by Tendulkar that allows a single. The crowd start to jeer before realising who the man is. Lord's crowds dare not be iconoclastic

108.6

Sharma to Prior, 1 run, Prior clips a single into space to pinch the strike

England 337/5   I Sharma 27-4-89-0

110.1

Sharma to Prior, FOUR, I wonder if Sharma is just struggling with his run up here, looked totally out of rhythm on this ball, slapping it down very short. Prior rocked back, waited and swatted it over mid-on for four. Dangerous times for India, England could really run away with things here

110.2

Sharma to Prior, 1 leg bye, fuller and straighter and altogether more reassuring from Sharma. Thuds off the pads and runs away for one

110.3

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, good again from Sharma and Pietersen solid in defence

110.4

Sharma to Pietersen, 1 run, bowler is lucky to get away with this. Short and wide and Pietersen toe-ended his cut shot

110.5

Sharma to Prior, no run, lovely delivery from Sharma. That run-up problem was just an aberration it seems. This pitches and zips away past Prior's outside edge

110.6

Sharma to Prior, 1 run, Prior Pietersens this by taking the strike

England 347/5   I Sharma 28-4-95-0

124.1

Sharma to Swann, no run, full on off stump, Swann leans forward to punch to cover

124.2

Sharma to Swann, no run, Sharma zones in on the top of off once again, and Swann defends from the crease

124.3

Sharma to Swann, no run, that's a snorter! Sharma hits a length on off stump, the ball landing on the seam and jagging away from Swann, who had committed to a shot. Beaten on the outside edge

124.4

Sharma to Swann, no run, a mis-timed pull loops in the air towards mid-on, but drops a good metre or two in front of the fielder

124.5

Sharma to Swann, no run, and now Sharma goes past the inside edge of Swann's bat with one that comes in off the pitch. That wasn't far away from off stump

124.6

Sharma to Swann, no run, beaten outside off! Consistent line on off stump from Sharma, and once again Swann can't lay bat on it

England 402/7   I Sharma 29-5-95-0

126.1

Sharma to Pietersen, FOUR, nope. What a shot. Pietersen walks out aggressively at Sharma and absolutely hammers a drive back past him. Not quite the flamingo flick, but his back leg was in the air

126.2

Sharma to Pietersen, 2 runs, clubbed to deep cover. Again Pietersen walks into the shot, hitting on the up and very hard. Good work on the cover boundary to stop that

126.3

Sharma to Pietersen, FOUR, extravagant stuff! Pietersen walks across and lifts the leg glance up to puncture the long leg boundary. Total confidence in the shot

126.4

Sharma to Pietersen, 1 run, KP does his best Watto impression, bending his front knee and cutting late off the front foot for a single to third man. The likeness is uncanny

126.5

Sharma to Swann, 1 run, punched back past the bowler, mid-on runs round but not quickly enough to stop the single

126.6

Sharma to Pietersen, FOUR, well, he's really opening up now. Long-off was brought up for the final ball and he smacked the very next ball up and over mid-off. Four more, and 16 off the over

England 427/7   I Sharma 30-5-111-0

128.1

Sharma to Pietersen, 1 run, Sharma in from the nursery end, field spread far and wide and Sharma aiming a mile outside off. Gone is the stage where Pietersen is leaving those, instead he clatters to one of the deep-set men

128.2

Sharma to Swann, no run, Swann loves a drive but loses his shape on the shot and mistimes to mid-on

128.3

Sharma to Swann, 1 run, better control from Swann as he steers this to third man

128.4

Sharma to Pietersen, 2 runs, took a very good stop from Gambhir running around from long-off to cut this off. Sharma persisting with a line a long way outside off but Pietersen is not holding back. Finally we're seeing his off-side game

128.5

Sharma to Pietersen, 2 runs, and again Sharma is wide outside off, full this time. Pietersen squeezes a drive away and run smartly to take two. With the field set so deep there are plenty of gaps to exploit

128.6

Sharma to Pietersen, FOUR, lovely batting. Bisected the deep field perfectly. Sharma is suffering here. Pietersen knows what the bowler is doing so strolls miles outside off and clips a full ball between fine leg and deep square. The run rate climbs to 3.5 now

England 451/7   I Sharma 31-5-121-0

130.1

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, very full and very wide outside off from Sharma. It's a plan that needs a rethink I suggest. Pietersen tries to squirt it away but can't

130.2

Sharma to Pietersen, 2 runs, short ball this time, Pietersen is surprised and gloves it as he tries to pull. Safe though and he gets two

130.3

Sharma to Pietersen, 1 run, when he first struck this it looked four. Crashed down the ground and Rauf had to get out the way swiftly. As it was it wasn't timed perfectly and long-off ran round

130.4

Sharma to Tremlett, no run, Sharma gets his line wrong to Tremlett, shoved down the leg side

130.5

Sharma to Tremlett, FOUR, no luck for Sharma, plenty for Tremlett. Prods forward and it scoots off an inside edge, past the stumps, past a diving Dhoni all the way for four

130.6

Sharma to Tremlett, no run, Tremlett earns a warm applause for a picture-perfect defensive shot. Leaves Pietersen the strike

England 458/8   I Sharma 32-5-128-0
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