Pataudi Trophy - 1st Test

England v India

England won by 196 runs

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

0.1

Khan to Strauss, no run, movement straight away! Off the seam. Nips back a touch from a shortish length. Strauss shapes to play but leaves alone

0.2

Khan to Strauss, no run, Zaheer on off stump now, just short of a good length. Offers to move away and Strauss dead-bats down the pitch

0.3

Khan to Strauss, no run, that's the length to Strauss. Full, inviting a drive outside off, Strauss leaves alone

0.4

Khan to Strauss, no run, real, gloomy, swinging conditions these. Great stuff. Again Zaheer is full and again Strauss flags it through

0.5

Khan to Strauss, no run, first real sign of swing from Zaheer. Bends away late but no great pace as yet

0.6

Khan to Strauss, no run, after one that goes away this comes back in. Fair to say that was a tidy but not devastating over. No real pace from Zaheer, he's been short of work of late

England 0/0   Z Khan 1-1-0-0

2.1

Khan to Strauss, no run, too wide here, outside off and seaming away further. Strauss happy to have another sighter

2.2

Khan to Strauss, no run, again it's well outside off and left alone

2.3

Khan to Strauss, no run, touch short from Zaheer, too wide as well

2.4

Khan to Strauss, no run, that's the one! Much better from Zaheer and it's in Strauss's nervy area. Full, swinging away outside off stump. Strauss pushes tentatively at it and misses. Zaheer is sufficiently pleased to have his first stare of the series

2.5

Khan to Strauss, no run, good ball again, full and swinging away. Strauss wanted to play, then leave, then play before finally leaving. Zaheer stares again, he's warming into his task now

2.6

Khan to Strauss, no run, three maidens on the bounce and it's a smart finish to the over from the bowler. After a couple going away this gives Strauss a fright as it swings in towards off stump when he left alone

England 0/0   Z Khan 2-2-0-0

4.1

Khan to Cook, no run, good lines from Zaheer, good length too. Seems to be getting through his action better than the creaky first over. Cook leaves alone

4.2

Khan to Cook, 1 leg bye, lovely delivery, this swings in late and a long way, Cook ended up overbalancing, which is what makes Zaheer so brilliant. Thudded off the pad and squirted away past short leg

4.3

Khan to Strauss, no run, a man just went back to deep square and Zaheer banged it in short. Strauss aimed a pull shot but could only bottom edge. Looked a nervy shot

4.4

Khan to Strauss, no run, back to the full length, again trying to catch the batsman out of position with an inswinger. Strauss pats to mid-on

4.5

Khan to Strauss, 1 run, Strauss is away, sweet relief for him. Taps to cover and hares down the other end

4.6

Khan to Cook, no run, Cook is hanging back, as is his way, but Zaheer is full and drags him forward to defend to cover. Real tough examination this

England 7/0   Z Khan 3-2-1-0

6.1

Khan to Strauss, 1 run, Strauss in a good position to defend. Gets well forward and it runs off the inner-half of the bat to midwicket

6.2

Khan to Cook, no run, mix-up! If Sharma had hit Strauss would have gone! Cook blocked firmly to mid-on, Strauss wanted a single which Cook rightly recognised wasn't there. Strauss took months to turn back and Sharma had two stumps to aim at! First chance of the series goes begging

6.3

Khan to Cook, no run, less alarm this time, just solid defence

6.4

Khan to Cook, no run, left alone outside off, it's still deathly quiet out there

6.5

Khan to Cook, 3 runs, Cook moves into double figures with another neat clip off his toes

6.6

Khan to Strauss, 2 runs, Strauss this time get's to work off his legs. Touch too short from Zaheer and worked nicely

England 18/0   Z Khan 4-2-7-0

8.1

Khan to Strauss, no run, Zaheer looks the sharper of the two. Swings this into Strauss who decided late, too late, to leave. It clipped the bat as he tried to lift it out of trouble. The bottom edge went safe, but easily could have rattled the stumps

8.2

Khan to Strauss, no run, easier for Strauss here as he leaves alone outside off. Fair to say the England captain hasn't really found where his off stump is as yet, he's looked very tentative

8.3

Khan to Strauss, no run, beaten! Lovely ball, zipping away from a good length and climbing past Strauss's poke

8.4

Khan to Strauss, 1 run, Strauss will be relieved to have got down the other end. Works this into the leg side and speeds off for one

8.5

Khan to Cook, no run, Cook makes a good comparison to Strauss at the moment. To a similar delivery outside off he gets crisply forward and defends with a full face. His movements are so much more certain

8.6

Khan to Cook, no run, Zaheer drags his length back a touch and Cook stands tall to block to leg

England 19/0   Z Khan 5-2-8-0

10.1

Khan to Cook, no run, seam rather than swing for Zaheer, coming back in to Cook who defends with a hop

10.2

Khan to Cook, no run, coming in once again, tucked defensively to leg

10.3

Khan to Cook, no run, fuller, nibbling around outside off and Cook opts for defence

10.4

Khan to Cook, no run, the line goes a little wider, Cook gets across to cover the off stump and leaves well alone

10.5

Khan to Cook, no run, Zaheer's line has been good in this over, once again he tests Cook on off stump. This time the the batsman lunges well forward in defence

10.6

Khan to Cook, OUT, got him! Zaheer pings Cook's pad with one that didn't swing as much as he thought it would. Cook was right back on his stumps, looking to defend towards mid-on, but the ball zipped through his defences and would have taken out the top of middle and leg. First blood to India!

AN Cook lbw b Khan 12 (44m 36b 1x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

England 19/1   Z Khan 6-3-8-1

12.1

Khan to Trott, 1 leg bye, Khan, staying over the wicket to Trott, bends his back to extract some life from the pitch. This one hit the seam and rose towards the arm-pit as Trott set himself for a whip to leg. Off the body and they sprint through

12.2

Khan to Strauss, no run, leaving the left-hander off the pitch outside off, and duly left alone

12.3

Khan to Strauss, no run, slanting even further away from Strauss, who will be happy just to have a look at this slippery new ball without having to play too often at it

12.4

Khan to Strauss, no run, Strauss is drawn forward into a drive, but has to reach for the ball and toe-ends the shot into the covers

12.5

Khan to Strauss, no run, gasps from around the field as this one fizzes past the outside edge, but Strauss played deliberately inside the line of one that straightened just outside off

12.6

Khan to Strauss, 1 run, glanced off the hip behind square on the leg side

England 21/1   Z Khan 7-3-9-1

22.1

Khan to Strauss, no run, Zaheer starts with one well outside off, easy leave for Strauss

22.2

Khan to Strauss, no run, making Strauss play this time, offstump line, Strauss gets behind the line and blocks it towards the bowler

22.3

Khan to Strauss, 4 byes, this one jags in off the pitch, but goes too far down the leg side, Dhoni dives to try stop that but he can't

22.4

Khan to Strauss, 1 leg bye, slanting in towards Strauss, off the pads towards square leg for a single

22.5

Khan to Trott, no run, Zaheer is down the leg side to the right-hander now, Trott shuffles towards off and looks to glance that bur he doesn't connect

22.6

Khan to Trott, no run, short of length and just outside off, Trott gets well forward and defends solidly toward silly point

England 55/1   Z Khan 8-4-9-1

24.1

Khan to Strauss, no run, tight from Zaheer, short of length and angles in towards middle, Strauss plays that off the back foot, defended towards the leg side

24.2

Khan to Strauss, no run, outside off and that's left alone by Strauss

24.3

Khan to Strauss, no run, pushed off the front foot towards point by Strauss

24.4

Khan to Strauss, OUT, Strauss is gone, and after all that caution in the first session, Strauss perishes to the pull, Zaheer gets Strauss, start the over-analysis, it was short and outside off, Strauss gets a top-edge and it hangs in the air for ages, Ishant at fine leg doesn't have to move to pouch that, England 62/2

AJ Strauss c Sharma b Khan 22 (107m 83b 2x4 0x6) SR: 26.50

24.5

Khan to Trott, no run, Trott jumps across and looks to to tuck the ball towards square leg, edged to the leg side

24.6

Khan to Trott, no run, massive appeal for caught-behind, especially from Zaheer, that one goes on with the angle and past the outside edge

England 62/2   Z Khan 9-5-9-2

26.1

Khan to Trott, 1 bye, another wicketkeeping test for Dhoni, Zaheer sprays it wide down the leg side, swinging after passing the stumps, Dhoni dives and parries it away to save some byes

26.2

Khan to Pietersen, 1 leg bye, swing for Zaheer, full and coming in, was going down leg, Pietersen looks to clip it towards midwicket

26.3

Khan to Trott, no run, length ball on offstump, watchfully defended by Trott

26.4

Khan to Trott, no run, overpitched and outside off, pushed out towards the off side off the front foot

26.5

Khan to Trott, no run, slants this one down the leg side

26.6

Khan to Trott, no run, plenty of movement for Zaheer but only after the ball passes the batsman, this was outside off and left alone, the ball then swerves in

England 64/2   Z Khan 10-6-9-2

28.1

Khan to Trott, no run, a mistimed forward defensive back towards the bowler

28.2

Khan to Trott, no run, mix-up, but all's well for England, Trott plays a crunchy drive towards extra cover off a pitched-up delivery, he sets off for a single, Pietersen doesn't, Trott has a mad dash back and beats the throw from Harbhajan

28.3

Khan to Trott, no run, too wide outside off, Trott doesn't play at that

28.4

Khan to Trott, no run, closer to offstump, another leave

28.5

Khan to Trott, no run, short of length ball on offstump, compact defence from Trott

28.6

Khan to Trott, no run, swing for Zaheer, full ball comes in, but not enough to make Trott play at it, through to the keeper

England 64/2   Z Khan 11-7-9-2

37.1

Khan to Pietersen, no run, not yet. Full delivery on middle and off from round the stumps, KP defends to the leg side.

37.2

Khan to Pietersen, no run, as awry as a stroke you will see at Lord's on the first day. KP has an ugly flail at a wide ball outside off, doesn't even pretend to get his feet into position, and just throws his hands at it. Doesn't make contact, and the posthumous movement gets Dhoni to fumble it.

37.3

Khan to Pietersen, no run, better approach, closer to off stump and KP gets behind the line to defend.

37.4

Khan to Pietersen, no run, Zaheer gets this one to politely straighten, a bit of an offcutter that from wide of the crease. KP lets it go.

37.5

Khan to Pietersen, no run, KP walks across to off stump and works a full ball off the toes to wide mid-on.

37.6

Khan to Pietersen, no run, full outside off, too full for the drive and KP just dead-bats it.

England 92/2   Z Khan 12-8-9-2

39.1

Khan to Trott, no run, full outside off, sent in from wide of the crease. Trott defends solidly.

39.2

Khan to Trott, no run, Is Zaheer getting it to bend in the air now? That seemed to do a little bit as it again came in from wide of the crease. Trott is compact behind it.

39.3

Khan to Trott, no run, dangerous shot, the short ball from over the stumps seemed to slow down off the pitch as it went down the leg side, and Trott looks to pull. Misses it and it is through to MSD.

39.4

Khan to Trott, FOUR, edged and safe. Do you term that a drop? Jaffa from Zaheer, it shapes away off the seam and squares up Trott, and gets the edge as he looks to cover the line. So the seam did for Trott. And then, some late swing did for Dhoni and Dravid. Not much distance between the two, but Dravid was well back. Dhoni was going for it, but it moved away alarmingly and ended up landing just behind Dravid's feet, to his left. Trott has no clue, just looks happy to be there. Zaheer is livid. First runs off Zaheer in 34 balls. And they come in this fashion!

39.5

Khan to Trott, no run, this one nips in, from short of a length, Trott looks to work it to the leg side but can't get it away for runs.

39.6

Khan to Trott, 1 run, worked off the pads through square leg.

England 100/2   Z Khan 13-8-14-2

41.1

Khan to Trott, no run, Zaheer angles in from wide of the crease, and Trott defends towards mid-off again.

41.2

Khan to Trott, FOUR, well played, Trott gets inside the line of a short ball and rolls the wrists well over it to pick up four through square leg.

41.3

Khan to Trott, no run, alarm bells. Zaheer pulls up with a grimace and he is out of the attack. Is it cramps? Is it a hamstring? Seems to be the latter. He is leaving the field. Offcutter from wide of the crease, seemed to be in trouble as soon as he took the second step of his follow through. When was the last time Zaheer played an entire away series?

England 107/2   Z Khan 13.3-8-18-2
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Jul 25, 2011

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