Pataudi Trophy - 1st Test

England v India

England won by 196 runs

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

18.1

Harbhajan Singh to Trott, 1 run, edged past a diving Dravid! That is dropped. He swivelled to his right and got a hand to it, but it was dipping on him and the hand closed without the ball in it. What a start that would've been

18.2

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, Harbhajan is round the wicket to Strauss, who steps forward to defend

18.3

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, a touch too short, Strauss hops back and pulls hard, but straight to the midwicket fielder

18.4

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, looped up outside off, pushed to extra cover

18.5

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, 1 run, quicker this time, but darted at the pads and Strauss flicks to fine leg

18.6

Harbhajan Singh to Trott, no run, Trott shuffles across and clips firmly to short leg, on the bounce

England 41/1   Harbhajan Singh 1-0-2-0

20.1

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, he comes round the wicket to Strauss, who lunges forward to smother what little spin there is

20.2

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, Strauss stays back and pushes to mid-on

20.3

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, this one rushed on with the arm from round the stumps, but Strauss's defensive bat is right behind it

20.4

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, pushed just past the man at short extra cover

20.5

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, 1 run, whipped across from off stump, the ball rolling through square leg for a single

20.6

Harbhajan Singh to Trott, no run, Trott comes forward to drive to mid-on

England 43/1   Harbhajan Singh 2-0-3-0

40.1

Harbhajan Singh to Trott, no run, full and loopy, but not much turn. Trott reaches out and defends.

40.2

Harbhajan Singh to Trott, no run, again, moves forward and defends a fullish ball.

40.3

Harbhajan Singh to Trott, 2 runs, gets the runs this time, works Harbhajan square for a couple.

40.4

Harbhajan Singh to Trott, no run, Trott presses forward again, covers the line well and defends.

40.5

Harbhajan Singh to Trott, no run, nice variation, holds the length back and checks to see if Trott's awake. He is, he hangs back and defends well.

40.6

Harbhajan Singh to Trott, 1 run, drift onto the leg side, and Trott nudges it away with the turn towards square leg.

England 103/2   Harbhajan Singh 3-0-6-0

42.1

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, full on middle and leg, KP works Harbhajan with the turn through midwicket.

42.2

Harbhajan Singh to Trott, no run, short of a length, Trott hangs back and looks to work it to the leg side, but it runs off the pads towards backward square leg. They think of a single and decide against.

42.3

Harbhajan Singh to Trott, FOUR, sublime stroke from Trott to bring up the 50-stand. Over-pitched outside off alright, but the grace with which he leaned into the drive was other-worldly. Lovely, smooth flowing drive through the covers, it blitzes along the carpet.

42.4

Harbhajan Singh to Trott, 1 run, short from Harbhajan, Trott pushes back and nudges a single to midwicket.

42.5

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 2 runs, whoa, KP wakes up and waltzes down the pitch to launch Harbhajan straight, he wasn't to the pitch but still went through with the shot. He ended up scooping it comfortably over mid-on though he mistimed it. Ishant runs back, slips on the wet turf but keeps it to two.

42.6

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, aha, KP plays a shorter ball back to Bhaj, who picks it up and hurls a wild throw back. KP ducks and the bouncer through is taken chest high by Dhoni.

England 115/2   Harbhajan Singh 4-0-14-0

44.1

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, curls in from wide of off stump, KP leans out to smother it.

44.2

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, KP moves inside the line and whips Harbhajan through midwicket.

44.3

Harbhajan Singh to Trott, no run, Trott stays back to a ball that wasn't there for the drive and defends sedately.

44.4

Harbhajan Singh to Trott, 1 run, topspinner on middle and leg, Trott picks it late but plays it later through square leg. 'Fifty for Strauss', declares Ravi Shastri on air. Oh, well.

44.5

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, leans out and blocks a full ball.

44.6

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, no turn whatsoever. Length ball on off and coming in, defended easily.

England 117/2   Harbhajan Singh 5-0-16-0

46.1

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, Harbhajan turns one in from outside off, easily defended by an obdurate KP.

46.2

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, KP leans out again to cover the line of an offbreak and defends.

46.3

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, short of a length outside off, KP works it to the off side cautiously.

46.4

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, KP looks to work a length ball on middle and off towards midwicket.

46.5

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run

46.6

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, topspinner to end the over, doesn't quite go away for Harbhajan. KP is foxed, but has enough time to adjust and defend into the off side.

England 121/2   Harbhajan Singh 6-1-16-0

48.1

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, full on middle and leg, worked to the man at short midwicket and Mukund moves across quickly to cut it off.

48.2

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, holds the length back, KP stays in the crease and defends.

48.3

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, lapped away, Harbhajan's not posing and trouble here. Easily played away through backward square for one.

48.4

Harbhajan Singh to Trott, no run, well wide outside off, easily smothered and dead-batted.

48.5

Harbhajan Singh to Trott, 1 run, on the pads, worked through backward square leg for one more.

48.6

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, finishes with a generously flighted off stump on off stump, defended down the track to end the over.

England 125/2   Harbhajan Singh 7-1-18-0

58.1

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen clips this gently to the leg side, as always

58.2

Harbhajan Singh to Trott, 1 run, Trott this time through the leg side, punching a fuller ball wide of mid-on

58.3

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, Harbhajan tries to go wider of off, no great flight or spin though and he's worked with the angle to the leg side

58.4

Harbhajan Singh to Trott, no run, ooh, with a DRS maybe this would have been worth a review. Trott pushes forward and is struck on the pad, looks very close to off stump

58.5

Harbhajan Singh to Trott, no run, this is blocked away more securely

58.6

Harbhajan Singh to Trott, 1 run, Trott keeps the strike by working a shorter ball to leg

England 156/2   Harbhajan Singh 8-1-22-0

60.1

Harbhajan Singh to Trott, no run, Harbhajan around the wicket to Trott who blocks

60.2

Harbhajan Singh to Trott, no run, carefully blocked once more

60.3

Harbhajan Singh to Trott, no run, pretty flat from Harbhajan and Trott has time to defend

60.4

Harbhajan Singh to Trott, no run, flat, touch short but the line is good enough to force defence

60.5

Harbhajan Singh to Trott, no run, touch more air on this and Trott gets well forward to push to mid-off

60.6

Harbhajan Singh to Trott, no run, Trott gets well across to the off side, covering any doosra, as it is it's an offspinner that Trott guides to leg

England 159/2   Harbhajan Singh 9-2-22-0

62.1

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen tucks around the corner softly, he wants two but can only get one

62.2

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

62.3

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen dances down the wicket but only to clip quietly to midwicket

62.4

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, Harbhajan is quicker and flatter in response. Possibly a doosra too. Pietersen blocks

62.5

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, just held back a little this time, Pietersen dead-bats

62.6

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, pushed quietly to the off side to end the first hour. With that Trott strike, it's been about even

England 162/3   Harbhajan Singh 10-2-24-0

64.1

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, carefully defended on the leg side off the front foot

64.2

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, comes walking down the track, but gets too close to the ball and there is a short mid on to cut off the push-drive

64.3

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, FOUR, slower through the air, tossed up, but turning down the leg side and KP gets enough of a tickle on it to send it on its way fine

64.4

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, lunges towards the pitch of a fuller one and whips it through midwicket, there is a man in the deep there

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   Harbhajan Singh 11-2-33-0

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

66.3

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, extremely confident shout for leg before, not given, pitches on a length, on middle and turns in to hit on the pads, height could have been as issue as KP pressed forward and missed

66.4

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, whips this one away towards short midwicket

66.5

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, they are bothering him with this packed leg side field, KP tries to break free with a scurry down the track but has to block

66.6

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, now he'll get the single, again abandons the crease but does not go hard at the ball, works it past those two men at midwicket to the man in the deep

England 173/3   Harbhajan Singh 12-2-35-0

68.1

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, tossed up nicely but he stretches forward to defend

68.2

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, down the track and works for a single towards midwicket

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   Harbhajan Singh 13-2-38-0

70.1

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, comes down the track as always and gets close enough to the ball to whip it to deep midwicket

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

70.4

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, another work in to the leg side, and yet another single

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

70.6

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, driven to short extra cover, for once a ball goes on the off side

England 186/3   Harbhajan Singh 14-2-46-0

72.1

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, FOUR, and KP slithers down the track smoothly and lofts a flighted ball to the long off boundary

72.2

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, still fuller but quicker and the trajectory has gone a bit flatter, so he pulls out the sweep and gets it through square leg

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   Harbhajan Singh 15-2-55-0

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

74.3

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, continues to be flat and shortish, but KP cannot time the cut as well as Bell did

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   Harbhajan Singh 16-2-61-0

76.1

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, KP gets on with right off the first ball of the over, even though it should be the last one before lunch, shimmy down the track and the single is earned through midwicket

76.2

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

76.3

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, does he ever play from the crease, again he slips out of it and tries to whip a full delivery past the bowler who gets to it with a lunge

76.4

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, gets out to smother a tossed up ball on the leg side

76.5

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, whoops, that is a very tight single to be taken with lunch beckoning, a push to cover who gets to the ball and lobs it towards Dhoni, Bell had to dive despairingly to ensure his appetite for lunch remained intact

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   Harbhajan Singh 17-2-64-0

78.1

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, finds some spin, but the line is wrong and it's flat too

78.2

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, never like Pietersen doing this. Reaches a long way outside off and tried to paddle gently around the corner. Hauritz Cardiff?

78.3

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, nudged more certainly to leg this time

78.4

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, no great spin, but Lord's doesn't turn much. No great guile though either

78.5

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen forward and careful in defence

78.6

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, with the angle down leg Pietersen happily nudges a single to pinch the strike again

England 219/3   Harbhajan Singh 18-2-65-0

80.1

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, no magic from Harbhajan, just flat and straight. Pietersen defends

80.2

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 2 runs, some width on offer and Pietersen tries to do a Bell back-cut, plays it neatly behind square for a couple

80.3

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, smart take down the leg side from Dravid

80.4

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, Harbhajan I guess is trying to set Pietersen up for a doosra but the batsman defends easily enough

80.5

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, at least this is tight bowling from Harbhajan

80.6

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, good ball here, touch slower, bit of flight too. Pietersen rocks forward to block

England 226/3   Harbhajan Singh 19-2-67-0

82.1

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, Harbhajan persists with tidy, if defensive, line. Pietersen blocks

82.2

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, and again Pietersen is forward in defence

82.3

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, wide of the crease angled in, Pietersen has nowhere to go again

82.4

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, touch slower this time and again Pietersen is full of respect

82.5

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen stretches forward and plops this to off

82.6

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, maiden over, not a threatening one but Harbhajan is holding up an end well enough

England 230/3   Harbhajan Singh 20-3-67-0

84.1

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

84.2

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, Harbhajan aims outside off stump and Pietersen lets Dravid collect

84.3

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, another leave but this was a good ball that spun back and bounced sharply

84.4

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, straighter this time and Pietersen comfortable in defence

84.5

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen playing quite late, suggests he might not be reading Harbhajan. Either way this is patted gently to cover for a quick single

84.6

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

England 236/3   Harbhajan Singh 21-3-69-0

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

86.3

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, touch of flight here, which is always a treat. Pietersen flips it round the corner

86.4

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

86.5

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen stretches forward to defend another gentle offbreak

86.6

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, more intent from Pietersen here, driving his bottom hand through the ball to send it to long-on

England 246/3   Harbhajan Singh 22-3-73-0

102.1

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, 2 runs, angles in without much slip from outside off, Prior laps him over short fine leg for a couple.

102.2

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, no run, short of a length, but the line is outside off. Prior presses back and defends.

102.3

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, 1 run, no one at point to stop the single. Prior hangs back and taps from outside off into the cover point area for a single.

102.4

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 2 runs, another paddle-shot, this time from KP. He reaches across and helps Harbhajan along with the angle.

102.5

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, bat and pad? It pops up alarmingly in the air, but there is no one at short leg to catch it. Tossed up on middle and leg, KP bounds out and looks to nudge it to the leg side, but can't get it away.

102.6

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, stays back and works the last ball of the session to the leg side. Well played KP, he's steered England through a testing hour since drinks, against the new ball.

England 305/5   Harbhajan Singh 23-3-78-0

105.1

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 2 runs, new spell is welcomed by Pietersen thrusting his front foot outside off and fetching a sweep to deep square

105.2

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen aims a reverse-sweep but didn't quite get the length to pull off the stroke

105.3

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 3 runs, England have looked very busy since tea, look out India! Pietersen glides a doosra towards third man to bring up the 50 stand from 77 balls

105.4

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, no run, Prior quietly behind a flat ball in defence

105.5

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, 1 run, good running again earns a single, Prior dinking it towards square leg and haring off

105.6

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 3 runs, Pietersen on the reverse sweep again, more a guide than hard-hit shot but well placed. Prior this time pushes the running and turns a two into three

England 325/5   Harbhajan Singh 24-3-87-0

107.1

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, FOUR, air from Harbhajan! But he overcooked it and Prior climbed into the half-volley. Laced it to the boundary

107.2

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, 1 run, that line opens out the leg side and Prior clips a single to the leg side

107.3

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, big appeal and we have a review! Odd. Looked like an afterthought. Pietersen aimed a reverse sweep, missed it, it hit his pad and bounced up through to slip off his body. Wasted review, that.

107.4

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, good delivery this time, slower, touch of flight. Pietersen defends

107.5

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 2 runs, Harbhajan dragged this down a touch but it skidded on. Pietersen had to watch it carefully as he drove to deep cover

107.6

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, firmly clipped to mid-on. Looks in fine fettle now, Pietersen

England 334/5   Harbhajan Singh 25-3-94-0

109.1

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, 2 runs, ah lovely work from Prior. Uses the angle created by the around-the-wicket angle to glide a couple past the keeper

109.2

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, no run, blocked carefully

109.3

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, no run, Prior eases back in defence

109.4

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, no run, again flat from Harbhajan and defended

109.5

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, no run, pushed back to the bowler

109.6

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, 1 run, Harbhajan lands this close enough to the pads for Prior to work a single to midwicket

England 340/5   Harbhajan Singh 26-3-97-0

111.1

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, 1 run, Prior hops back into his crease and tickles this round the corner

111.2

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen dances down the track and clips hard back to Harbhajan. The bowler collects and aims a throw back. Harbhajan is two short of his hundred, though

111.3

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, carefully pushed away on the off side

111.4

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, Harbhajan straight and flat, pushed back to the bowler

111.5

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, worked to the on side

111.6

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, maybe a doosra, maybe it just went on with the angle from around the wicket. Either way Pietersen guided this close to slip

England 348/5   Harbhajan Singh 27-3-98-0

113.1

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, 4 runs, all-run four for Prior, brings up Harbhajan's ton! Tickled around the corner and by the time Kumar collected England had run four

113.2

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, 2 runs, swept hard down to Kumar again, who this time fields smartly. Takes Prior to two away from a very good fifty

113.3

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, 1 run, Kumar in action once again and earns a cheer from the Lord's crowd as Prior dribbles one down to him

113.4

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, good delivery from Harbhajan! Saw Pietersen skipping down and shoved it quick and short. Almost got Pietersen into trouble but he managed to defend

113.5

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen works a single to deep midwicket to bring Prior back on strike

113.6

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, 1 run, fifty for Prior, in good time too, 72 balls. Came in with England losing two in an over and has sped them back to control. Really top work from him

England 358/5   Harbhajan Singh 28-3-107-0

115.1

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, 1 run, Kumar is in constant action at deep fine leg. Prior sweeps firmly to him

115.2

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, arrowed in flat and short as Harbhajan sees Pietersen coming. Bah. Toss it up Harbhajan!

115.3

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, flat and quick again, Pietersen steers a single

115.4

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, no run, Prior in one-day mode, in the sense he almost got himself out. Runs outside leg stump but Harbhajan follows him

115.5

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, 1 run, again Prior backs away trying to open up the off side, but he can only get himself a single to cover

115.6

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 2 byes, Pietersen aims a sweep but Harbhajan is too quick and too far down the leg side. Dhoni can't collect cleanly

England 368/5   Harbhajan Singh 29-3-110-0

117.1

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 2 runs, Harbhajan continues round the wicket to KP, who swivels into an extravagant reverse sweep and sends a top edge swirling out into the deep ... there's no-one there to take it

117.2

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, quicker and flatter through the air, Pietersen stays back to defend

117.3

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, nudged between the fielders at fine leg and square leg, and they pinch a single

117.4

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, 2 runs, Prior gives himself a couple of feet of room and flat-bats a scorching drive into the deep

117.5

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, no run, ah, this time he makes too much room and can't lay bat on a flashing cut

117.6

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, 2 runs, Prior sends the ball towards third man with a deft little late cut

England 377/5   Harbhajan Singh 30-3-117-0

119.1

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, no run, turned to square leg, where the fielder rushes in to stop the single

119.2

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, FOUR, reverse-swept up and over the slip and down to third man for four. Nicely played, he placed the shot perfectly

119.3

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, 2 runs, slapped hard out into the deep, and they're back for the second

119.4

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, no run, Prior skips down the track, looking to attack, but this one was just held back a touch and he couldn't get to the pitch

119.5

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, FOUR, swiped to wide long on! This time Prior waited in the crease, picking up the length and hammering the ball between the fielders in the deep

119.6

Harbhajan Singh to Prior, no run, tapped gently into the off side to end the over

England 389/5   Harbhajan Singh 31-3-127-0

121.1

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, looped down on middle and leg, Pietersen defends

121.2

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, this time the ball takes the inside edge and rolls to leg, but there's no single to be had

121.3

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen is almost done in the flight, and is really cramped for room as he steps slightly to leg. He had to get the bat down quick to keep this one out

121.4

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, pushed defensively to leg

121.5

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen gets across to off and sweeps hard out to Praveen in the deep

121.6

Harbhajan Singh to Swann, no run, Swann lunges forward to defend back down the track

England 391/7   Harbhajan Singh 32-3-128-0

123.1

Harbhajan Singh to Swann, no run, tossed up outside off, not much turn though and it's easily defended by Swann

123.2

Harbhajan Singh to Swann, 1 run, Bhajji puts a little more work on this one and finds the inside edge of a defensive prod, but a single is the result as the ball rolls away on the leg side

123.3

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, nudged towards mid-on, Pietersen seemed to want the single there but Swann sent him back

123.4

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, more orthodox this time, Pietersen pushing back to the bowler

123.5

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, clipped to square leg, but there's no single to be had

123.6

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, glanced behind square, and straight to the fielder

England 402/7   Harbhajan Singh 33-3-129-0

125.1

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen jumps out of his crease and clips along the ground to wide long-on for one

125.2

Harbhajan Singh to Swann, 2 runs, Swann goes down on one knee to sweep to fine leg

125.3

Harbhajan Singh to Swann, FOUR, smashed over mid-off! Swann is going to play his shots here. He skipped down at Harbhajan to slap a half-volley over the infield

125.4

Harbhajan Singh to Swann, no run, ah, good shots and bad. Swann makes a complete mess of a reverse sweep, and is lucky to be there as Billy Bowden turns down Harbhajan's appeal. That was mighty close indeed. Plumb, you might say

125.5

Harbhajan Singh to Swann, 1 run, nudged just behind square on the leg side for one

125.6

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, driven to long-on for another single to end the over

England 411/7   Harbhajan Singh 34-3-138-0

127.1

Harbhajan Singh to Swann, no run, Bhajji comes round the wicket, Swann cuts but hits the man at short third man

127.2

Harbhajan Singh to Swann, FOUR, slogged to midwicket! Swann bends into a powerful sweep to collect his second boundary

127.3

Harbhajan Singh to Swann, 4 runs, chopped down very fine, this time it has the beating of Tendulkar at short third man and has to be chased down. Time for them to run four

127.4

Harbhajan Singh to Swann, 1 run, pushed through square leg for a single

127.5

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen uses his feet and clips a quicker one off his toes towards midwicket

127.6

Harbhajan Singh to Swann, FOUR, that's how to play the switch-hit! Swann gets into position early and the ball pings right out of the middle

England 441/7   Harbhajan Singh 35-3-152-0
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150
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England won by an innings and 8 runs
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