Pataudi Trophy - 1st Test

England v India

England won by 196 runs

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

77.1

Dhoni to Pietersen, no run, massive appeal to start with! Excellent start from Dhoni! Pietersen was outside the line though

77.2

Dhoni to Pietersen, no run, this is a touch wide and Pietersen guides to cover, with bat far away from pad. It's just gentle medium pace, reasonable action

77.3

Dhoni to Pietersen, no run, up to 78mph, he's Kumar without the swing. Pietersen into line and defends calmly

77.4

Dhoni to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen forward in defence this time. Dhoni is maintaining an excellent line and length

77.5

Dhoni to Pietersen, no run, tight line around off stump, no seam, no swing, no pace but then, he's a wicketkeeper!

77.6

Dhoni to Pietersen, 1 run, sequence of dots is broken by Dhoni deliberately aiming for leg stump. Pietersen managed to glance around the corner though

England 218/3   MS Dhoni 1-0-1-0

79.1

Dhoni to Pietersen, no run, even the king can get things wrong. Dhoni slips this too wide of off

79.2

Dhoni to Pietersen, no run, good delivery here, fullish and inviting a drive. Pietersen declines and flags it through

79.3

Dhoni to Pietersen, no run, Dhoni! Dhoni thinks he has Pietersen. Caught behind, given out but Pietersen reviews. Bat just flicked pad which created a sound and Hot Spot shows no sign of an edge. Doesn't look out to me but is the evidence enough to overturn the decision?.... Yes. Pietersen survives! It was a length ball outside off, Pietersen just flat-footed a push and the sound of bat on pad as the ball passed fooled Bowden. Pietersen reviewed straight away, but good grief, is there anything Dhoni can't do

79.4

Dhoni to Pietersen, 1 run, less drama here as Pietersen defends. What nervy times

79.5

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

79.6

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

England 224/3   MS Dhoni 2-0-6-0

81.1

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

81.2

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

81.3

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

81.4

Dhoni to Pietersen, 2 runs, short ball this time, which at this pace is ambitious, Pietersen hammers a pull straight of deep midwicket

81.5

Dhoni to Pietersen, no run, back of a length again, Pietersen stands up from the front foot and pushes back to the bowler

81.6

Dhoni to Pietersen, 1 run, again Dhoni looking to slide one onto leg stump when he sees Pietersen strolling across to off. Pietersen used the angle to work a single, and keep the strike, of course

England 230/3   MS Dhoni 3-0-10-0

83.1

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

83.2

Dhoni to Pietersen, no run, good delivery, floated up at an inviting length. Pietersen resisted temptation and left alone with a twirl of his bat

83.3

Dhoni to Pietersen, no run, this is probably too wide and Pietersen leaves comfortably

83.4

Dhoni to Pietersen, 1 run, after two wide ones outside off Dhoni slips this down towards leg, allowing Pietersen to fiddle a single away

83.5

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

83.5

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

83.6

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

England 234/3   MS Dhoni 4-0-14-0

85.1

Dhoni to Pietersen, 1 run, short ball angled down leg, Pietersen stands up and wheels a pull shot past short fine leg

85.2

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

85.3

Dhoni to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen very respectful in defence

85.4

Dhoni to Pietersen, no run, fuller ball has Pietersen playing around his front pad slightly

85.5

Dhoni to Pietersen, no run, length ball just outside off stump that Pietersen defends crisply

85.6

Dhoni to Pietersen, FOUR, when he first played this it looked gentle but it sped straight back past Dhoni and kept on getting quicker. Sharma chased to no avail. Nothing more than a push to a half-volley

England 242/3   MS Dhoni 5-0-20-0

97.1

Dhoni to Pietersen, no run, plugs away short of a length wide outside off and gets it to gently waft away. Easy leave for KP after thinking of playing at it.

97.2

Dhoni to Pietersen, no run, short of a length outside off, KP walks into the check drive into the covers.

97.3

Dhoni to Pietersen, no run, this one angles in politely from wide of off stump, KP defends.

97.4

Dhoni to Pietersen, no run, fuller and wider outside off, KP doesn't bother with it as it goes away.

97.5

Dhoni to Pietersen, no run, well bowler, this one nips in and has KP in some strife as he shuffles too far across. he then ends up having to play around the pads to defend.

97.6

Dhoni to Pietersen, no run, maiden for MS, full and wide to end the over and KP shoulders arms

England 282/5   MS Dhoni 6-1-20-0

99.1

Dhoni to Pietersen, no run, fullish ball on the middle and leg line, KP defends down the track on the leg side.

99.2

Dhoni to Pietersen, 1 leg bye, short of a length and angling in, KP stands tall and looks to tap it to the leg side. Prior is alert to the quick single.

99.3

Dhoni to Prior, no run, full ball on off stump, Prior covers the line well and defends.

99.4

Dhoni to Prior, no run, well taken Dravid, this time he tumbles to his left and pouches it as Dhoni tests him down the leg side.

99.5

Dhoni to Prior, no run, short ball stands up amiably at Prior, who stands up and defends.

99.6

Dhoni to Prior, 1 run, short of a length outside off to end the over, Prior steers through point for a single.

England 294/5   MS Dhoni 7-1-21-0

101.1

Dhoni to Pietersen, 1 run, short of a length and angling into KP, who works it through midwicket for a single.

101.2

Dhoni to Prior, no run, wide outside off this time, Prior lets it go.

101.3

Dhoni to Prior, no run, fuller ball from Dhoni this time, on off stump, and it is driven back by Prior who seemed late to move forward.

101.4

Dhoni to Prior, 1 run, England bring up 300, the latest 100 being their fastest. Dhoni angles this one into the pads and Prior taps through midwicket for a single.

101.5

Dhoni to Pietersen, no run, this one goes away from KP, having landed outside off. Easy leave.

101.6

Dhoni to Pietersen, no run, and this one ducks in. KP has shuffled so far across that he is miles outside off when he is struck. Dhoni appeals politely. Bowden says no, politely.

England 300/5   MS Dhoni 8-1-23-0
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Jul 25, 2011

Members at Lord's applaud Sachin Tendulkar as he returns to the pavilion, England v India, 1st Test, Lord's, 5th day, July 25, 2011

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