India tour of England, 2nd Test: England v India at Nottingham, Jul 29-Aug 1, 2011
Pataudi Trophy - 2nd Test
England won by 319 runs
29,30,31 July, 1 August 2011 (5-day match)
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AJ Strauss* c Raina b Kumar 32 166 98 4 0 32.65
36.1 Kumar strikes, Strauss's long vigil ends. Is this an elaborate set-up? After bowling wide and wide last over, he bowls this sucker ball around off, making Strauss drive, which moves away and takes the edge through to third slip. Most likely it isn't a set-up, we just happen to read too much into things at time 85/4
View dismissal AN Cook lbw b Sharma 2 24 16 0 0 12.50
5.2 86.1 mph, Cook is pinged on the pad once more, propping forward in defence. There's an appeal ... and it's given! This didn't look nearly as good a shout as the one in the last over, but Marais Erasmus thought about it and raised the finger. Well, replays suggest that while he was hit in line, that was probably going over the top. No DRS for lbw's though, and England have lost their first wicket 7/1
View dismissal IJL Trott c Laxman b Sreesanth 4 23 15 1 0 26.66
10.4 83.6 mph, edged, gone! Swinging away outside off, Trott comes forward to drive and nicks the ball straight to Laxman at second slip. That was just the line Sreesanth was bowling to Strauss, but it's perfect to the right-hander. That'll calm Sreesanth down, a great way for him to start after coming back into the side. 23/2
View dismissal KP Pietersen c Raina b Sreesanth 29 76 53 4 0 54.71
27.5 How huge is that wicket? Outswinger, just short of a length, outside off, not a ball that KP had to play at, but he did. Fatally. Tried to withdraw late, but by then the edge had been taken, through to Raina at third slip 73/3
View dismissal IR Bell c †Dhoni b Sharma 31 108 81 4 0 38.27
50.2 82.8 mph, Bell has thrown it away! He has worked so hard, he has had a life, he has shown good judgement when leaving, but this one is a loose loose shot. This is short and wide, and he has a limp nibble at it, it seems to be a faint bottom edge, and the ball goes wavily to Dhoni. It almost wobbles out, but sticks in Dhoni's webbing. That's swing after it passed the stumps. It was actually the toe end of the bat 124/8
View dismissal EJG Morgan lbw b Kumar 0 3 3 0 0 0.00
36.4 78.8 mph, England are falling fast here. Morgan collects a duck. This is superb bowling. From close to the umpire he bowls, the ball pitches just inside the line, catches Morgan on the crease, and according to Rauf wouldn't have moved away enough to miss the stumps. Morgan confirms with the umpire if he is leg-before or caught bat-pad. The umpire says lbw. And off he goes. Hawkeye confirms Rauf's call, for what it is worth. Hitting the top of off, it says 85/5
View dismissal MJ Prior c Dravid b Sreesanth 1 11 4 0 0 25.00
39.5 82.0 mph, that's the magic delivery. Not much Prior could have done with this. Sreesanth doesn't need to appeal or mock-appeal for this one. It pitches off, short of a length so Prior can't come forward and cover the swing, but has to play at it. It leaves him then, squaring him up, taking the edge, through to Dravid at first slip. Sreesanth points a finger to the sky. This has been a high-quality spell 88/6
View dismissal TT Bresnan c Dravid b Sharma 11 39 23 2 0 47.82
48.2 82.7 mph, Dravid dropped a much easier one than this! First of all the ball is a peach again. Back of a length, angling in, pitching around off, then holding its line. Bresnan, who has shown a tendency to open up a bit, is squared up completely. A thin edge ensues, and Dravid has to dive low to his left, and takes it clean as a whistle. These are the catches you should be at the ground for. When they go smoothly into the palm, that sound of a clean slip catch is just beautiful 117/7
View dismissal SCJ Broad c Tendulkar b Harbhajan Singh 64 93 66 9 0 96.96
68.4 and the innings ends. Broad finds a fielder at long last, but only just. Harbhajan doubles his tally of wickets for the series. Flighted in the zone, Broad backs himself to clear Tendulkar at deep midwicket and goes for the slog-hoick. He makes good connection, but not good enough. Tendulkar takes it. 221/10
View dismissal GP Swann c Mukund b Kumar 28 49 35 3 0 80.00
61.6 77.4 mph, whoa, the stand has ended, Praveen has produced a magic ball to send Swann packing. The crowd breaks out into warm applause as he goes off, what a stupendous effort from Swanny! Praveen gets one to snort from just short of a length, I wonder how often he has managed to produce something like that with his 125 kph fare. This pitch is full of tricks, I tell you. Swann was leaning forward as it took off and was caught unawares. It kept coming at him as he tried to pull back and evade it, hit the handle and popped up for an easy catch at gully, even as he turned all the way around in shock. India appeal, Swann walks. Praveen has a wicket, but he continues to scowl. What a character! 197/9
JM Anderson not out 6 29 18 0 0 33.33
Extras (b 2, lb 8, w 3) 13
  Total (all out; 68.4 overs; 320 mins) 221 (3.21 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets P Kumar 22 8 45 3 2.04 110 6 0 (1w)
36.1 to Strauss, Kumar strikes, Strauss's long vigil ends. Is this an elaborate set-up? After bowling wide and wide last over, he bowls this sucker ball around off, making Strauss drive, which moves away and takes the edge through to third slip. Most likely it isn't a set-up, we just happen to read too much into things at time 85/4
36.4 to Morgan, 78.8 mph, England are falling fast here. Morgan collects a duck. This is superb bowling. From close to the umpire he bowls, the ball pitches just inside the line, catches Morgan on the crease, and according to Rauf wouldn't have moved away enough to miss the stumps. Morgan confirms with the umpire if he is leg-before or caught bat-pad. The umpire says lbw. And off he goes. Hawkeye confirms Rauf's call, for what it is worth. Hitting the top of off, it says 85/5
61.6 to Swann, 77.4 mph, whoa, the stand has ended, Praveen has produced a magic ball to send Swann packing. The crowd breaks out into warm applause as he goes off, what a stupendous effort from Swanny! Praveen gets one to snort from just short of a length, I wonder how often he has managed to produce something like that with his 125 kph fare. This pitch is full of tricks, I tell you. Swann was leaning forward as it took off and was caught unawares. It kept coming at him as he tried to pull back and evade it, hit the handle and popped up for an easy catch at gully, even as he turned all the way around in shock. India appeal, Swann walks. Praveen has a wicket, but he continues to scowl. What a character! 197/9
View wickets I Sharma 22 4 66 3 3.00 94 7 0 (2w)
5.2 to Cook, 86.1 mph, Cook is pinged on the pad once more, propping forward in defence. There's an appeal ... and it's given! This didn't look nearly as good a shout as the one in the last over, but Marais Erasmus thought about it and raised the finger. Well, replays suggest that while he was hit in line, that was probably going over the top. No DRS for lbw's though, and England have lost their first wicket 7/1
48.2 to Bresnan, 82.7 mph, Dravid dropped a much easier one than this! First of all the ball is a peach again. Back of a length, angling in, pitching around off, then holding its line. Bresnan, who has shown a tendency to open up a bit, is squared up completely. A thin edge ensues, and Dravid has to dive low to his left, and takes it clean as a whistle. These are the catches you should be at the ground for. When they go smoothly into the palm, that sound of a clean slip catch is just beautiful 117/7
50.2 to Bell, 82.8 mph, Bell has thrown it away! He has worked so hard, he has had a life, he has shown good judgement when leaving, but this one is a loose loose shot. This is short and wide, and he has a limp nibble at it, it seems to be a faint bottom edge, and the ball goes wavily to Dhoni. It almost wobbles out, but sticks in Dhoni's webbing. That's swing after it passed the stumps. It was actually the toe end of the bat 124/8
View wickets S Sreesanth 19 1 77 3 4.05 75 10 0
10.4 to Trott, 83.6 mph, edged, gone! Swinging away outside off, Trott comes forward to drive and nicks the ball straight to Laxman at second slip. That was just the line Sreesanth was bowling to Strauss, but it's perfect to the right-hander. That'll calm Sreesanth down, a great way for him to start after coming back into the side. 23/2
27.5 to Pietersen, How huge is that wicket? Outswinger, just short of a length, outside off, not a ball that KP had to play at, but he did. Fatally. Tried to withdraw late, but by then the edge had been taken, through to Raina at third slip 73/3
39.5 to Prior, 82.0 mph, that's the magic delivery. Not much Prior could have done with this. Sreesanth doesn't need to appeal or mock-appeal for this one. It pitches off, short of a length so Prior can't come forward and cover the swing, but has to play at it. It leaves him then, squaring him up, taking the edge, through to Dravid at first slip. Sreesanth points a finger to the sky. This has been a high-quality spell 88/6
View wicket Harbhajan Singh 4.4 0 22 1 4.71 19 4 0
68.4 to Broad, and the innings ends. Broad finds a fielder at long last, but only just. Harbhajan doubles his tally of wickets for the series. Flighted in the zone, Broad backs himself to clear Tendulkar at deep midwicket and goes for the slog-hoick. He makes good connection, but not good enough. Tendulkar takes it. 221/10
  Yuvraj Singh 1 0 1 0 1.00 5 0 0
  India 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal A Mukund c Pietersen b Anderson 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
0.1 82.5 mph, a wicket first ball! Mukund plays a loose drive and edges to gully! The crowd is going berserk! Full from Anderson, pitches it up from over the stumps outside off and looking for the airy drive. Mukund obliges. Horrendous shot to play first ball, he gets half across and looks to drive straight. His feet are in Lord's, his shot is being played at Trent Bridge. Classic set up, clean edge, nicely held. England on top. India have lost all the specialist openers they have on tour off the first ball of this innings. 0/1
View dismissal R Dravid c Cook b Bresnan 117 371 235 15 0 49.78
88.2 79.7 mph, there goes another one! India are falling in a heap here. Dravid was looking to push on and backed to leg, flashing an uppercut to Alastair Cook at third man. Bresnan strikes immediately upon coming back into the attack, and England are hunting just one more wicket, with two tailenders at the crease. The end of a great Test knock from Dravid, it must be said 273/9
View dismissal VVS Laxman c †Prior b Bresnan 54 150 112 10 0 48.21
35.4 82.7 mph, this time he has edged it and Prior has gobbled it up, Bresnan leaps for joy as Trent Bridge regains its voice, Laxman goes after yet another Test fifty that will remain a fifty, similar delivery as the previous one, bit more effort, bit more bite, bit more lift as it left Laxman from just short of a length, Laxman played a touch away from the body and the angled bat only edged the ball straight to Prior 93/2
View dismissal SR Tendulkar c Strauss b Broad 16 33 34 3 0 47.05
43.6 87.3 mph, oh Sachin! Nothing delivery from Broad but somehow Tendulkar has managed to top edge his cut shot straight into the gleeful hands of Strauss at first slip! No mistake from the England captain this time, and the game has been blown open 119/3
View dismissal SK Raina c Morgan b Anderson 12 29 22 2 0 54.54
50.3 82.7 mph, Raina gone! Soft dismissal. It was a pretty short and wide ball and Raina, again pinned in the crease, just leant back and prodded it to Morgan in the gully. Broad earned Anderson that wicket and England are almost back in this contest 139/4
View dismissal Yuvraj Singh c †Prior b Broad 62 141 115 10 0 53.91
85.4 87.2 mph, edged, gone! Yuvraj's innings comes to an end. Bounce and seam movement did for him. Broad hit a length outside off and found some extra bounce with the hard new ball, Yuvraj poking defensively with no great certainty and managing only to get a feather through to Prior. 267/5
View dismissal MS Dhoni*† c Anderson b Broad 5 8 9 1 0 55.55
87.3 83.7 mph, there's another one! Dhoni stands at the wicket, his feet in cement, and flashes at an outswinger, Anderson easily pouching the edge at second slip. England are surging now. India's lead is 52, but we're rapidly getting into the tail here. 273/6
View dismissal Harbhajan Singh lbw b Broad 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
87.4 86.0 mph, gone first ball! Broad pings the pad, up goes Marais Erasmus' finger, he's on a hat-trick! Harbhajan really isn't happy with that, he wants to review it but it's an lbw, so he can't. Big inside edge, he's very unfortunate to be on his way. 273/7
View dismissal P Kumar b Broad 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
87.5 86.1 mph, clatter! Hat-trick for Stuart Broad! Praveen had no answer to this delivery, it jagged viciously in off the pitch and the batsman pushed at it more in hope than anything else. The crowd are singing now, Broad raises the ball to all corners of the ground in appreciation. What a lift for England. What a turn-around for Broad from the beginning of this summer. 273/8
View dismissal I Sharma c Bell b Broad 3 12 12 0 0 25.00
91.1 great catch from Bell to end the innings! And yet another wicket for Broad. Sharma aimed a wild hook at a throat-high bouncer, the ball coming off possibly glove and body and looping towards Bell, who put his hand up to pluck it out of the air 288/10
S Sreesanth not out 7 13 6 1 0 116.66
Extras (b 4, lb 3, w 4, nb 1) 12
  Total (all out; 91.1 overs; 386 mins) 288 (3.15 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets JM Anderson 26 8 80 2 3.07 125 14 0 (1w)
0.1 to Mukund, 82.5 mph, a wicket first ball! Mukund plays a loose drive and edges to gully! The crowd is going berserk! Full from Anderson, pitches it up from over the stumps outside off and looking for the airy drive. Mukund obliges. Horrendous shot to play first ball, he gets half across and looks to drive straight. His feet are in Lord's, his shot is being played at Trent Bridge. Classic set up, clean edge, nicely held. England on top. India have lost all the specialist openers they have on tour off the first ball of this innings. 0/1
50.3 to Raina, 82.7 mph, Raina gone! Soft dismissal. It was a pretty short and wide ball and Raina, again pinned in the crease, just leant back and prodded it to Morgan in the gully. Broad earned Anderson that wicket and England are almost back in this contest 139/4
View wickets SCJ Broad 24.1 8 46 6 1.90 121 6 0 (1w)
43.6 to Tendulkar, 87.3 mph, oh Sachin! Nothing delivery from Broad but somehow Tendulkar has managed to top edge his cut shot straight into the gleeful hands of Strauss at first slip! No mistake from the England captain this time, and the game has been blown open 119/3
85.4 to Yuvraj Singh, 87.2 mph, edged, gone! Yuvraj's innings comes to an end. Bounce and seam movement did for him. Broad hit a length outside off and found some extra bounce with the hard new ball, Yuvraj poking defensively with no great certainty and managing only to get a feather through to Prior. 267/5
87.3 to Dhoni, 83.7 mph, there's another one! Dhoni stands at the wicket, his feet in cement, and flashes at an outswinger, Anderson easily pouching the edge at second slip. England are surging now. India's lead is 52, but we're rapidly getting into the tail here. 273/6
87.4 to Harbhajan Singh, 86.0 mph, gone first ball! Broad pings the pad, up goes Marais Erasmus' finger, he's on a hat-trick! Harbhajan really isn't happy with that, he wants to review it but it's an lbw, so he can't. Big inside edge, he's very unfortunate to be on his way. 273/7
87.5 to Kumar, 86.1 mph, clatter! Hat-trick for Stuart Broad! Praveen had no answer to this delivery, it jagged viciously in off the pitch and the batsman pushed at it more in hope than anything else. The crowd are singing now, Broad raises the ball to all corners of the ground in appreciation. What a lift for England. What a turn-around for Broad from the beginning of this summer. 273/8
91.1 to Sharma, great catch from Bell to end the innings! And yet another wicket for Broad. Sharma aimed a wild hook at a throat-high bouncer, the ball coming off possibly glove and body and looping towards Bell, who put his hand up to pluck it out of the air 288/10
View wickets TT Bresnan 21 6 48 2 2.28 107 7 0 (1nb, 2w)
35.4 to Laxman, 82.7 mph, this time he has edged it and Prior has gobbled it up, Bresnan leaps for joy as Trent Bridge regains its voice, Laxman goes after yet another Test fifty that will remain a fifty, similar delivery as the previous one, bit more effort, bit more bite, bit more lift as it left Laxman from just short of a length, Laxman played a touch away from the body and the angled bat only edged the ball straight to Prior 93/2
88.2 to Dravid, 79.7 mph, there goes another one! India are falling in a heap here. Dravid was looking to push on and backed to leg, flashing an uppercut to Alastair Cook at third man. Bresnan strikes immediately upon coming back into the attack, and England are hunting just one more wicket, with two tailenders at the crease. The end of a great Test knock from Dravid, it must be said 273/9
  IJL Trott 4 1 18 0 4.50 15 3 0
  GP Swann 12 0 76 0 6.33 36 11 0
  KP Pietersen 4 0 13 0 3.25 14 1 0
  England 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AJ Strauss* c †Dhoni b Sreesanth 16 84 52 1 0 30.76
19.1 80.2 mph, Loose shot from Strauss. They are two down, and still in arrears. Sreesanth has bowled outswingers all morning, but this one goes with the angle, after pitching just outside off, Strauss has a tentative little poke at it before trying to pull the bat out of the way. Too late. Sreesanth strikes 57/2
View dismissal AN Cook c Yuvraj Singh b Sharma 5 14 11 1 0 45.45
3.4 83.8 mph, gone this time! Back swings the match once again! Cook's poor series continues. Trying to defend this to leg, leading edge looped to gully! Poor shot, really, playing across the line 6/1
View dismissal IR Bell c Laxman b Yuvraj Singh 159 320 206 24 0 77.18
77.6 57.9 mph, Bell is out this time. No appeals. No question marks. No boos. No need to reverse any decision. Short ball outside off, it seemed to hurry on to Bell, and he did not have much width to cut. It got big on him, hit the top edge and went straight to the lone slip. Soft dismissal to end a sublime innings. The only time India looked like getting him out, they chose to call him back. He's put England in pole position here. 323/4
View dismissal KP Pietersen c †Dhoni b Sreesanth 63 159 120 7 0 52.50
55.2 82.0 mph, Sreesanth is the man! Massive breakthrough, that partnership was looking matchwinning. Loose shot in the end. It was back in the channel but unlike the ball before Pietersen aimed a booming drive and could only edge through to Dhoni 219/3
View dismissal EJG Morgan c †Dhoni b Kumar 70 99 88 8 1 79.54
80.2 74.1 mph, the new ball does the trick. Morgan is gone, edging another nifty little outswinger through to MSD. A fine innings, but he will be the first to admit India gifted him some of those runs with those part-timers on. 329/5
View dismissal MJ Prior c †Dhoni b Kumar 73 107 60 10 1 121.66
102.4 Surprisingly, against the trend, India take a wicket. Only just about, I might add because Dhoni almost fluffed it. This was back of a length, pitching just outside off, Prior played at it, the bball moved away, took the edge, and almost popped out of Dhoni's glove. It didn't, however 458/7
View dismissal IJL Trott c Dravid b Kumar 2 11 10 0 0 20.00
82.4 74.8 mph, Trott's gone, India are right back in it. Or are they? Broad's yet to bat ... Meanwhile, lovely ball from Praveen, he gets it to do a Garner on Trott from just outside off. Short of a length outswinger, lands innocuously back of a length and then jumps up as it goes away. Trott was pressing forward, and too far committed to pull back of drop the wrists. The ball kissed the glove and carried to Dravid at slip. PK scowls. Always means he is happy. 339/6
View dismissal TT Bresnan c Dravid b Kumar 90 146 118 17 0 76.27
115.5 75.7 mph, Bresnan won't get a century! As good as the innings was, credit should also go to Kumar who has bowled his heart out. This one has extra bounce from a length, leaves him too, and takes the shoulder of the bat towards gully. Bresnan gets a deserved ovation as he walks back 540/9
View dismissal SCJ Broad run out (sub [WP Saha]) 44 59 32 5 2 137.50
115.4 from Kumar, India get a run-out, and it can't be reversed. England have been running India ragged, here Baod pushes straight to towards cover, and wants the single. Substitute Saha swoops in, and throws underarm to catch Broad short 540/8
View dismissal GP Swann c sub (WP Saha) b Sharma 3 19 12 0 0 25.00
120.2 81.4 mph, driven straight down Saha's throat at mid-off. And literally at his throat, and it misses the hands and hits him in the throat-chest area, but he takes the rebound 544/10
JM Anderson not out 1 46 15 0 0 6.66
Extras (b 9, lb 5, w 2, nb 2) 18
  Total (all out; 120.2 overs; 527 mins) 544 (4.52 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets P Kumar 36 5 124 4 3.44 159 18 0 (2w)
80.2 to Morgan, 74.1 mph, the new ball does the trick. Morgan is gone, edging another nifty little outswinger through to MSD. A fine innings, but he will be the first to admit India gifted him some of those runs with those part-timers on. 329/5
82.4 to Trott, 74.8 mph, Trott's gone, India are right back in it. Or are they? Broad's yet to bat ... Meanwhile, lovely ball from Praveen, he gets it to do a Garner on Trott from just outside off. Short of a length outswinger, lands innocuously back of a length and then jumps up as it goes away. Trott was pressing forward, and too far committed to pull back of drop the wrists. The ball kissed the glove and carried to Dravid at slip. PK scowls. Always means he is happy. 339/6
102.4 to Prior, Surprisingly, against the trend, India take a wicket. Only just about, I might add because Dhoni almost fluffed it. This was back of a length, pitching just outside off, Prior played at it, the bball moved away, took the edge, and almost popped out of Dhoni's glove. It didn't, however 458/7
115.5 to Bresnan, 75.7 mph, Bresnan won't get a century! As good as the innings was, credit should also go to Kumar who has bowled his heart out. This one has extra bounce from a length, leaves him too, and takes the shoulder of the bat towards gully. Bresnan gets a deserved ovation as he walks back 540/9
View wickets I Sharma 29.2 4 131 2 4.46 121 23 0
3.4 to Cook, 83.8 mph, gone this time! Back swings the match once again! Cook's poor series continues. Trying to defend this to leg, leading edge looped to gully! Poor shot, really, playing across the line 6/1
120.2 to Swann, 81.4 mph, driven straight down Saha's throat at mid-off. And literally at his throat, and it misses the hands and hits him in the throat-chest area, but he takes the rebound 544/10
View wickets S Sreesanth 27 5 135 2 5.00 109 20 1 (2nb)
19.1 to Strauss, 80.2 mph, Loose shot from Strauss. They are two down, and still in arrears. Sreesanth has bowled outswingers all morning, but this one goes with the angle, after pitching just outside off, Strauss has a tentative little poke at it before trying to pull the bat out of the way. Too late. Sreesanth strikes 57/2
55.2 to Pietersen, 82.0 mph, Sreesanth is the man! Massive breakthrough, that partnership was looking matchwinning. Loose shot in the end. It was back in the channel but unlike the ball before Pietersen aimed a booming drive and could only edge through to Dhoni 219/3
View wicket Yuvraj Singh 11 0 51 1 4.63 33 5 0
77.6 to Bell, 57.9 mph, Bell is out this time. No appeals. No question marks. No boos. No need to reverse any decision. Short ball outside off, it seemed to hurry on to Bell, and he did not have much width to cut. It got big on him, hit the top edge and went straight to the lone slip. Soft dismissal to end a sublime innings. The only time India looked like getting him out, they chose to call him back. He's put England in pole position here. 323/4
  Harbhajan Singh 9 1 47 0 5.22 30 5 1
  SK Raina 8 0 42 0 5.25 25 2 2
  India 2nd innings (target: 478 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal A Mukund c Strauss b Bresnan 3 57 41 0 0 7.31
13.5 brilliant ball from Bresnan, Mukund was clueless against that bouncer, no idea how to keep that steepler down, he tries to fend at it, takes his eyes off the ball, edged to first slip, India 31 for 3 31/3
View dismissal R Dravid c †Prior b Broad 6 15 12 1 0 50.00
3.6 84.9 mph, Is that the Test? Broad has done it again. Lovely bowling. Just short of driving length, Dravid comes forward, feeling for it, and then the ball leaves him and rears off too, a thin edge is taken, and collected by prior in front of his face 6/1
View dismissal VVS Laxman b Anderson 4 11 7 1 0 57.14
6.6 80.4 mph, Laxman is cleaned up, superb from Anderson, great delivery that, doesn't come in as much as Laxman expects, he ends up playing off the front foot down the wrong line, off stump is out of the ground, England all over India here, Laxman has that familiar how-did-that-happen look after he is dismissed 13/2
View dismissal SR Tendulkar lbw b Anderson 56 136 86 8 0 65.11
36.3 82.6 mph, gone! Tendulkar falls, and with him - you feel - India's last hope. Anderson jagged one extravagantly in off the pitch as Tendulkar raised his arms to leave, the ball rapping the pads and the umpire upholding the appeal. That really should be the telling blow for India. Anderson is really pumped up with the wicket, he's not holding back in his celebrations: that's the seventh time he's had Tendulkar's wicket. A definite lapse in judgement from Tendulkar, but not nearly as bad as Dhoni's 107/7
View dismissal SK Raina c sub (SL Elstone) b Bresnan 1 9 5 0 0 20.00
15.5 Raina is gone, India are imploding, this is not a shot he'll want to see again, the Bresnan short ball does the job again, he looks to pull the ball from outside off, gets the top edge and it swirls down to fine leg where the substitute pouches it 37/4
View dismissal Yuvraj Singh c Cook b Bresnan 8 50 32 1 0 25.00
25.5 got him this time and it's that strange slip position that takes it! The short ball is what does for Yuvraj in the end! Bresnan hammers down a bouncer that Yuvraj jumps up and fends horribly. He had no idea about it and it looped up on the off side where Cook, running back from a very silly slip position close to the bat, snaffles the chance 55/5
View dismissal MS Dhoni*† lbw b Bresnan 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
25.6 84.2 mph, gone first ball! Oh Dhoni, you can't leave that! Full and nipping back and before Dhoni could even thrust a pad out he'd been struck. Rauf had it hitting and replays confirm. Bresnan on a hat-trick on Yorkshire day! 55/6
View dismissal Harbhajan Singh c sub (SL Elstone) b Bresnan 46 58 44 8 1 104.54
39.3 this time Elstone holds on! Just ... He's breathing a sigh of relief now. Harbhajan hooked at a short one, the ball rocketing up and arcing down towards fine leg, where Elstone set himself, juggled the chance just a little, and finally clutched it to his chest. There's warm congratulations from the England team, who are now just two wickets away from a 2-0 series lead. It's also well worth mentioning that Elstone's catch has given Bresnan his first five-for in Tests, a great effort. He raises the ball to salute the roaring crowd. 129/8
View dismissal P Kumar b Anderson 25 43 25 5 0 100.00
44.5 85.8 mph, Praveen's fun is over! Anderson spears down a yorker and it squeezes under the bat as Praveen tried to jab down on it 153/9
I Sharma not out 8 40 25 0 0 32.00
View dismissal S Sreesanth b Broad 0 11 8 0 0 0.00
47.4 87.9 mph, that's it! 2-0 England! Broad is the right man to finish it off, England would have been out of this match without him. As it is, he completes a crushing victory with a yorker into the base of middle stump as Sreesanth backed away. That is an immense performance from a very good side indeed. They can't lose the series now 158/10
Extras (b 1) 1
  Total (all out; 47.4 overs; 223 mins) 158 (3.31 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
View wickets JM Anderson 17 3 51 3 3.00 79 8 0
6.6 to Laxman, 80.4 mph, Laxman is cleaned up, superb from Anderson, great delivery that, doesn't come in as much as Laxman expects, he ends up playing off the front foot down the wrong line, off stump is out of the ground, England all over India here, Laxman has that familiar how-did-that-happen look after he is dismissed 13/2
36.3 to Tendulkar, 82.6 mph, gone! Tendulkar falls, and with him - you feel - India's last hope. Anderson jagged one extravagantly in off the pitch as Tendulkar raised his arms to leave, the ball rapping the pads and the umpire upholding the appeal. That really should be the telling blow for India. Anderson is really pumped up with the wicket, he's not holding back in his celebrations: that's the seventh time he's had Tendulkar's wicket. A definite lapse in judgement from Tendulkar, but not nearly as bad as Dhoni's 107/7
44.5 to Kumar, 85.8 mph, Praveen's fun is over! Anderson spears down a yorker and it squeezes under the bat as Praveen tried to jab down on it 153/9
View wickets SCJ Broad 14.4 5 30 2 2.04 74 4 0
3.6 to Dravid, 84.9 mph, Is that the Test? Broad has done it again. Lovely bowling. Just short of driving length, Dravid comes forward, feeling for it, and then the ball leaves him and rears off too, a thin edge is taken, and collected by prior in front of his face 6/1
47.4 to Sreesanth, 87.9 mph, that's it! 2-0 England! Broad is the right man to finish it off, England would have been out of this match without him. As it is, he completes a crushing victory with a yorker into the base of middle stump as Sreesanth backed away. That is an immense performance from a very good side indeed. They can't lose the series now 158/10
View wickets TT Bresnan 12 2 48 5 4.00 53 9 0
13.5 to Mukund, brilliant ball from Bresnan, Mukund was clueless against that bouncer, no idea how to keep that steepler down, he tries to fend at it, takes his eyes off the ball, edged to first slip, India 31 for 3 31/3
15.5 to Raina, Raina is gone, India are imploding, this is not a shot he'll want to see again, the Bresnan short ball does the job again, he looks to pull the ball from outside off, gets the top edge and it swirls down to fine leg where the substitute pouches it 37/4
25.5 to Yuvraj Singh, got him this time and it's that strange slip position that takes it! The short ball is what does for Yuvraj in the end! Bresnan hammers down a bouncer that Yuvraj jumps up and fends horribly. He had no idea about it and it looped up on the off side where Cook, running back from a very silly slip position close to the bat, snaffles the chance 55/5
25.6 to Dhoni, 84.2 mph, gone first ball! Oh Dhoni, you can't leave that! Full and nipping back and before Dhoni could even thrust a pad out he'd been struck. Rauf had it hitting and replays confirm. Bresnan on a hat-trick on Yorkshire day! 55/6
39.3 to Harbhajan Singh, this time Elstone holds on! Just ... He's breathing a sigh of relief now. Harbhajan hooked at a short one, the ball rocketing up and arcing down towards fine leg, where Elstone set himself, juggled the chance just a little, and finally clutched it to his chest. There's warm congratulations from the England team, who are now just two wickets away from a 2-0 series lead. It's also well worth mentioning that Elstone's catch has given Bresnan his first five-for in Tests, a great effort. He raises the ball to salute the roaring crowd. 129/8
  GP Swann 3 0 21 0 7.00 10 2 1
  KP Pietersen 1 0 7 0 7.00 3 1 0

Match details


Toss - India, who chose to field
Series - England led the 4-match series 2-0
Player of the match - SCJ Broad (England)
Umpires - Asad Rauf (Pakistan) and M Erasmus (South Africa)
TV umpire - BF Bowden (New Zealand)
Match referee - RS Madugalle (Sri Lanka)
Reserve umpire - RT Robinson
Close of play
  • Fri, 29 Jul - day 1 - India 1st innings 24/1 (R Dravid 7*, VVS Laxman 13*, 15 ov)
  • Sat, 30 Jul - day 2 - England 2nd innings 24/1 (AJ Strauss 6*, IR Bell 9*, 11 ov)
  • Sun, 31 Jul - day 3 - England 2nd innings 441/6 (MJ Prior 64*, TT Bresnan 47*, 101 ov)
  • Mon, 1 Aug - day 4 - India 2nd innings 158 (47.4 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • England 1st innings
    • Drinks: England - 26/2 in 13.0 overs (AJ Strauss 13, KP Pietersen 3)
    • England: 50 runs in 18.4 overs (112 balls), Extras 4
    • Lunch: England - 69/2 in 27.0 overs (AJ Strauss 29, KP Pietersen 26)
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 102 balls (AJ Strauss 17, KP Pietersen 29, Ex 4)
    • Drinks: England - 88/6 in 39.5 overs (IR Bell 12)
    • England: 100 runs in 43.1 overs (259 balls), Extras 8
    • Tea: England - 124/8 in 51.0 overs (SCJ Broad 6, GP Swann 0)
    • England: 150 runs in 53.3 overs (321 balls), Extras 12
    • 9th Wicket: 50 runs in 42 balls (SCJ Broad 25, GP Swann 21, Ex 4)
    • England: 200 runs in 64.1 overs (385 balls), Extras 13
    • Drinks: England - 204/9 in 65.0 overs (SCJ Broad 49, JM Anderson 4)
    • SCJ Broad: 50 off 56 balls, 81 mins (7 x 4)
    • Innings Break: England - 221/10 in 68.4 overs (JM Anderson 6)
    • India 1st innings
    • Over 8.6: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - Asad Rauf, Batsman - R Dravid (Struck down)
    • End Of Day: India - 24/1 in 15.0 overs (R Dravid 7, VVS Laxman 13)
    • Over 22.6: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - Asad Rauf, Batsman - VVS Laxman (Struck down)
    • India: 50 runs in 25.6 overs, 108 mins (157 balls), Extras 4
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 156 balls (R Dravid 21, VVS Laxman 27, Ex 4)
    • Drinks: India - 74/1 in 30.0 overs (R Dravid 25, VVS Laxman 44)
    • VVS Laxman: 50 off 104 balls, 132 mins (10 x 4)
    • India: 100 runs in 36.3 overs (220 balls), Extras 5
    • Lunch: India - 117/2 in 43.0 overs (R Dravid 44, SR Tendulkar 14)
    • R Dravid: 50 off 131 balls, 213 mins (10 x 4)
    • India: 150 runs in 53.1 overs (320 balls), Extras 6
    • Drinks: India - 162/4 in 57.0 overs (R Dravid 59, Yuvraj Singh 15)
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 91 balls (R Dravid 20, Yuvraj Singh 31, Ex 0)
    • India: 200 runs in 69.2 overs (417 balls), Extras 7
    • Tea: India - 215/4 in 73.0 overs (R Dravid 83, Yuvraj Singh 43)
    • Yuvraj Singh: 50 off 94 balls, 97 mins (9 x 4)
    • 5th Wicket: 100 runs in 165 balls (R Dravid 45, Yuvraj Singh 54, Ex 1)
    • R Dravid: 100 off 209 balls, 324 mins (13 x 4)
    • India: 250 runs in 79.3 overs (478 balls), Extras 7
    • New Ball Taken: India 258/4 after 80.1 overs (R Dravid 113, Yuvraj Singh 56)
    • Drinks: India - 273/6 in 87.3 overs (R Dravid 117)
    • SCJ Broad took a hat-trick with the wickets of MS Dhoni, Harbhajan Singh and P Kumar.
    • Innings Break: India - 288/10 in 91.1 overs (S Sreesanth 7)
    • England 2nd innings
    • End Of Day: England - 24/1 in 11.0 overs (AJ Strauss 6, IR Bell 9)
    • England: 50 runs in 17.2 overs (104 balls), Extras 4
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 88 balls (AJ Strauss 15, IR Bell 32, Ex 4)
    • Drinks: England - 70/2 in 24.0 overs (IR Bell 39, KP Pietersen 5)
    • IR Bell: 50 off 73 balls, 103 mins (10 x 4)
    • England: 100 runs in 31.1 overs (187 balls), Extras 5
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 75 balls (IR Bell 38, KP Pietersen 11, Ex 1)
    • Lunch: England - 130/2 in 38.0 overs (IR Bell 84, KP Pietersen 20)
    • England: 150 runs in 42.4 overs (256 balls), Extras 10
    • 3rd Wicket: 100 runs in 152 balls (IR Bell 57, KP Pietersen 39, Ex 6)
    • KP Pietersen: 50 off 98 balls, 122 mins (6 x 4)
    • IR Bell: 100 off 129 balls, 200 mins (17 x 4)
    • England: 200 runs in 52.1 overs (313 balls), Extras 10
    • 3rd Wicket: 150 runs in 202 balls (IR Bell 87, KP Pietersen 57, Ex 6)
    • Drinks: England - 208/2 in 53.0 overs (IR Bell 119, KP Pietersen 58)
    • England: 250 runs in 64.6 overs (391 balls), Extras 12
    • Tea: England - 254/3 in 66.0 overs (IR Bell 137, EJG Morgan 21)
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 73 balls (IR Bell 14, EJG Morgan 35, Ex 1)
    • EJG Morgan: 50 off 60 balls, 66 mins (7 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • England: 300 runs in 73.2 overs (442 balls), Extras 13
    • IR Bell: 150 off 196 balls, 307 mins (23 x 4)
    • 4th Wicket: 100 runs in 133 balls (IR Bell 34, EJG Morgan 66, Ex 2)
    • New Ball Taken: England 329/4 after 80.1 overs (EJG Morgan 70, MJ Prior 3)
    • Drinks: England - 339/5 in 82.0 overs (MJ Prior 11, IJL Trott 2)
    • England: 350 runs in 86.1 overs (519 balls), Extras 13
    • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 56 balls (MJ Prior 37, TT Bresnan 17, Ex 0)
    • England: 400 runs in 92.3 overs (557 balls), Extras 13
    • MJ Prior: 50 off 38 balls, 68 mins (7 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • 7th Wicket: 100 runs in 107 balls (MJ Prior 53, TT Bresnan 47, Ex 2)
    • End Of Day: England - 441/6 in 101.0 overs (MJ Prior 64, TT Bresnan 47)
    • TT Bresnan: 50 off 68 balls, 79 mins (10 x 4)
    • England: 450 runs in 101.5 overs (613 balls), Extras 15
    • England: 500 runs in 110.1 overs (663 balls), Extras 16
    • 8th Wicket: 50 runs in 55 balls (TT Bresnan 30, SCJ Broad 21, Ex 1)
    • Drinks: England - 538/7 in 115.0 overs (TT Bresnan 90, SCJ Broad 42)
    • Innings Break: England - 544/10 in 120.2 overs (JM Anderson 1)
    • India 2nd innings
    • Lunch: India - 8/1 in 5.0 overs (A Mukund 2, VVS Laxman 0)
    • Drinks: India - 45/4 in 19.0 overs (SR Tendulkar 30, Yuvraj Singh 0)
    • Over 20.6: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - M Erasmus, Batsman - Yuvraj Singh (Struck down)
    • India: 50 runs in 21.2 overs (128 balls), Extras 1
    • Tea: India - 68/6 in 30.0 overs (SR Tendulkar 35, Harbhajan Singh 10)
    • SR Tendulkar: 50 off 80 balls, 125 mins (8 x 4)
    • India: 100 runs in 34.3 overs (207 balls), Extras 1
    • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 52 balls (SR Tendulkar 23, Harbhajan Singh 28, Ex 0)
    • Drinks: India - 148/8 in 44.0 overs (P Kumar 21, I Sharma 2)
    • India: 150 runs in 44.3 overs (267 balls), Extras 1
 
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