Khan to Cook,
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
Khan to Strauss,
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
Kumar to Trott,
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
Kumar to Bell,
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
Kumar to Morgan,
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
Kumar to Prior,
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
Kumar to Broad,
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
Raina to Swann,
well that's a surprise! Raina pushes through a flat ball, Swann plays across it and off-stump pegged back
GP Swann b Raina 24 (46m 28b 3x4 0x6) SR: 85.71