Pataudi Trophy - 2nd Test

England v India

England won by 319 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

0.1

Kumar to Strauss, no run, what swing! Extravagant, hooping swing away from the left-hander to start. It's a loosener, though, without much pace, and Strauss negotiates it easily enough

0.2

Kumar to Strauss, no run, curving across Strauss once more, but this time it's wide enough to be left alone

0.3

Kumar to Strauss, no run, another leave from Strauss, and not much carry off the wicket for Praveen. Which is a little worrying

0.4

Kumar to Strauss, no run, full, straight and swinging. Strauss drives back at the bowler, who fields in his follow through and threatens to throw down the stumps

0.5

Kumar to Strauss, no run, prodigious movement away from the bat, but it's moving so much that it's easily left

0.6

Kumar to Strauss, 1 wide, well, this starts wide and goes even further. A Test match wide, which is quite an achievement

0.6

Kumar to Strauss, no run, this one straightens after pitching, but Strauss is right behind it in defence

England 1/0   AJ Strauss 0* (6b)

1.6

Sharma to Strauss, 2 runs, Ishant gets one to hit the seam and come back in towards Strauss's pads, but the line is close to leg stump and it's easily whipped down to fine leg, where Sreesanth has some work to do. He tumbles, slides, and manages to save runs

England 4/0   AJ Strauss 2* (7b)

2.2

Kumar to Strauss, no run, Strauss comes forward to drive to mid-off, but without much timing

2.3

Kumar to Strauss, no run, Praveen snakes one away from Strauss on a length, but it's well dealt with, the batsman playing with soft hands and guiding down to gully

2.4

Kumar to Strauss, no run, fuller, straighter, and Strauss defends with the straightest of bats

2.5

Kumar to Strauss, no run, short of a good length, and outside off. This delivery might've invited the cut, but Strauss is content to just have a look for now

2.6

Kumar to Strauss, no run, Praveen hits a much better full length to end the over, and the ball is pushed defensively to mid-on

England 5/0   AJ Strauss 2* (12b)

4.3

Kumar to Strauss, no run, swinging extravagantly away outside off, Strauss shoulders arms

4.4

Kumar to Strauss, no run, Praveen aims straighter, drawing a defensive stroke from the England captain

4.5

Kumar to Strauss, no run, wobbling around just outside off, Strauss comes well forward in defence. Good line from Praveen

4.6

Kumar to Strauss, no run, aimed right at the off stump once more, Strauss defends to cover

England 7/0   AJ Strauss 2* (16b)

6.1

Kumar to Strauss, no run, full and curving away outside off, Strauss comes forward to drive to cover

6.2

Kumar to Strauss, no run, sharp movement through the air for Praveen, the delivery starting outside leg and swerving towards off stump. Strauss defends

6.3

Kumar to Strauss, no run, fuller, with not quite as much swing, and Strauss taps to mid-off

6.4

Kumar to Strauss, no run, starting wide of off and going further. Strauss leaves well alone

6.5

Kumar to Strauss, 1 run, tip-and-run to cover, and an easily single is taken

England 8/1   AJ Strauss 3* (21b)

7.1

Sharma to Strauss, no run, slammed down on a length outside off, Strauss covers his off stump and raises his arms to leave

7.2

Sharma to Strauss, no run, straighter, defence from Strauss

7.3

Sharma to Strauss, 1 run, tapped down close, but there's time for a quick single

England 9/1   AJ Strauss 4* (24b)

8.1

Kumar to Strauss, no run, Praveen switches to round the wicket, and almost gets the reward first ball! He brought one sharply in to Strauss, the ball taking the inside edge and thumping into the pad

8.2

Kumar to Strauss, FOUR, well, a great start is ruined by the next delivery, which is a gentle leg-stump half volley. Slapped away with disdain by Strauss

8.3

Kumar to Strauss, no run, that's better, coming in to Strauss off the wicket

8.4

Kumar to Strauss, no run, pushed wider outside off, Strauss leaves well alone

8.5

Kumar to Strauss, no run, more wobble for the bowler, outside off, and Strauss - who is standing well outside his crease - leaves alone

8.6

Kumar to Strauss, no run, Praveen is full on off stump to end the over, Strauss driving to mid-off without much timing

England 13/1   AJ Strauss 8* (30b 1x4)

10.1

Sreesanth to Strauss, FOUR, swinging down the leg side, Strauss gets a touch on the glance and that's four to fine leg. It wasn't all that far from Dhoni, diving across to his right

10.2

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, nice and full from Sreesanth, pitching right up on off stump. Strauss drives to mid-on, but without much timing

10.3

Sreesanth to Strauss, 1 run, more swing for Sreesanth, but it starts on leg stump and goes even further. Firmly clipped to Ishant at fine leg, who nearly lets the ball through his legs ...

10.6

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, pushed across Strauss, who leaves alone

England 24/2   AJ Strauss 13* (34b 2x4)

11.3

Sharma to Strauss, no run, nicely full and straight from Ishant, Strauss defends, half-forward

11.4

Sharma to Strauss, no run, Ishant goes wide on the crease, angling the ball across Strauss, who leaves alone

11.5

Sharma to Strauss, no run, Strauss had set himself for a glance to leg, but the ball seamed across him and he had to re-adjust at the last moment, defending

11.6

Sharma to Strauss, no run, that's a snorter! Great end to the over, Ishant getting one to leap off a length, beating the outside edge

England 25/2   AJ Strauss 13* (38b 2x4)

12.5

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, great delivery to the left hander, the ball curving back in towards middle to force a hurried defence

12.6

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, variation from Sreesanth, this one holding its line outside off. Tapped defensively to gully

England 26/2   AJ Strauss 13* (40b 2x4)

13.6

Kumar to Strauss, no run, Strauss is into position early, coming forward to defend solidly to cover point

England 27/2   AJ Strauss 13* (41b 2x4)

14.2

Sreesanth to Strauss, 1 run, rather extravagant swing back in to the left-hander for Sreesanth, but it moves so far that the ball goes down the leg side and is neatly clipped away

England 29/2   AJ Strauss 14* (42b 2x4)

15.1

Kumar to Strauss, no run, swinging from leg to off, Strauss stands at the crease to defend

15.2

Kumar to Strauss, no run, fuller from Praveen, aimed at the off stump, and Strauss is forward in defence

15.3

Kumar to Strauss, 2 runs, curving down the leg side, Strauss gets across to off and flicks to fine leg. Ishant sprints across, keeping them to two

15.4

Kumar to Strauss, 1 run, Strauss comes forward and the ball comes off the inner half of the bat, rolling to the vacant square leg area to allow the batsmen a single

England 40/2   AJ Strauss 17* (46b 2x4)

16.1

Sreesanth to Strauss, FOUR, well, Sreesanth does the right thing by pitching the ball right up to Strauss, but the batsman responds with a cracking straight drive down the ground. Sreesanth stomps back to his mark, a grimace on his face

16.2

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, sharp movement in, through the air and then further off the seam. Strauss defends to leg with a hop

16.3

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, curving rather more gently in towards off stump, Strauss stands at the crease to defend to mid-off

16.4

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, good line from Sreesanth, slippery on off stump, but defended easily enough from Strauss

16.5

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, much too wide to get Strauss playing, the ball landing a foot or two outside off

16.6

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, that's better from Sreesanth, getting the ball to leave the left-hander off the pitch, but it's still too wide to get Strauss playing

England 44/2   AJ Strauss 21* (52b 3x4)

18.1

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, slanting across Strauss, who leaves alone

18.2

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, another length delivery, outside off, another leave

18.3

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, three in three, Sreesanth testing Strauss's patience outside off

18.4

Sreesanth to Strauss, 2 runs, Strauss is on the hook, the ball flies off a top edge! But it's fallen safely in the deep. The England captain brings up his team's 50 in slightly shaky fashion

18.5

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, good follow-up from Sreesanth, slipping the ball past the outside edge of Strauss's defensive poke

18.6

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, Sreesanth is full and straight to end the over, Strauss driving to mid-on

England 50/2   AJ Strauss 23* (58b 3x4)

20.3

Sharma to Strauss, no run, defended to cover

20.4

Sharma to Strauss, no run, Sharma pushes one slightly wider of Strauss, who opts to play no shot

20.5

Sharma to Strauss, no run, pitched up to the England captain, but he has no interest in playing a drive and leaves alone

20.6

Sharma to Strauss, no run, seam movement for Ishant, but it starts outside off and goes wider, and Strauss is quite happy to play no shot

England 56/2   AJ Strauss 23* (62b 3x4)

21.4

Kumar to Strauss, no run, wobbling away from Strauss through the air, and he decides against a shot

21.5

Kumar to Strauss, no run, this is very patient from Strauss, leaving another delivery alone outside off

21.6

Kumar to Strauss, no run, well, after all those well-judged leaves he has a tentative poke at another one he might've left, and is beaten on the outside edge

England 57/2   AJ Strauss 23* (65b 3x4)

22.3

Sharma to Strauss, no run, Strauss reverts back to leave mode, having nothing to do with this delivery outside off

22.4

Sharma to Strauss, 1 wide, pushed very wide across Strauss - a Test match wide

22.4

Sharma to Strauss, 1 run, turned off the pads, the ball rolling out to deep midwicket

England 60/2   AJ Strauss 24* (67b 3x4)

23.1

Kumar to Strauss, no run, full and straight, Strauss defends back to the bowler

23.2

Kumar to Strauss, no run, full again, slightly wider of off and Strauss defends to cover

23.3

Kumar to Strauss, no run, swerving away outside off, this time Strauss opts to shoulder arms

23.4

Kumar to Strauss, no run, full again, tapped back to the bowler

23.5

Kumar to Strauss, no run, pitched right up on off stump, Strauss defends

23.6

Kumar to Strauss, no run, shout for lbw! Praveen pleads, Erasmus says no. Yep, replays suggest that may just have clipped the top of the stumps, good decision

England 60/2   AJ Strauss 24* (73b 3x4)

24.4

Sharma to Strauss, no run, Ishant attempts the bouncer, but it's misdirected harmlessly down the leg side

24.5

Sharma to Strauss, 1 run, nudged off the hip infront of square, and they sprint through for one

England 62/2   AJ Strauss 25* (75b 3x4)

25.1

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, FOUR, poor start from the bowler, sending down a flat long-hop outside off that is carved to the backward point boundary

25.2

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, pitched up outside off, not much loop on this one either and it's left alone

25.3

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, a hint of width outside off, Strauss cuts again but this time the shot goes straight to the point fielder

25.4

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, flighted outside off, there's a hint of grip and spin for Bhajji but Strauss can safely leave alone

25.5

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, whipped across into the leg side, short leg takes one on the body and does well to field the rebound

25.6

Harbhajan Singh to Strauss, no run, and solid defence to end the over

England 68/2   AJ Strauss 29* (81b 4x4)

26.6

Yuvraj Singh to Strauss, no run, and solid defence from Strauss to end the session

England 69/2   AJ Strauss 29* (82b 4x4)

27.4

Sreesanth to Strauss, 1 run, decent outswinger, but too straight, and Strauss clips it away - the partnership is worth 50 now, and a nice warm applause from the TB crowd

England 73/2   AJ Strauss 30* (83b 4x4)

28.1

Sharma to Strauss, 1 run, short ball, too straight, clipped away to long leg

England 74/3   AJ Strauss 31* (84b 4x4)

29.1

Sreesanth to Strauss, 1 run, close one, this outswinger swings sharply in to Strauss who instinctively plays it around the corner... but there is a square leg gully in place, and it just evades him

29.6

Sreesanth to Strauss, no run, this one shapes to come in to Strauss, but goes on with the angle. Strauss is too solid to have a nibble at that

England 76/3   AJ Strauss 32* (86b 4x4)

30.2

Sharma to Strauss, no run, angled across Strauss, left alone

30.3

Sharma to Strauss, no run, straight drive, Sharma gets low down in his follow through to field it

30.4

Sharma to Strauss, no run, one of the rare bouncers - and there is a long leg in place for the hook - and Strauss ducks under it safely

30.5

Sharma to Strauss, no run, that's a better short ball, because it is not too short, and also moves away a touch from Strauss, who pulls out of the fending shot at the last moment

30.6

Sharma to Strauss, no run, better judgement from Strauss as he lets this one go just outside off. The feet moved accordingly to cover the stumps too

England 79/3   AJ Strauss 32* (91b 4x4)

34.1

Kumar to Strauss, no run, and bowls a full wide tempting delivery, Strauss has a go at him, drives it to cover

34.2

Kumar to Strauss, no run, Strauss doesn't go for this one, Kumar might have to bowl closer to the stumps

34.3

Kumar to Strauss, no run, too wide again

34.4

Kumar to Strauss, no run, It's Kumar to Dhoni at the moment. Strauss is just shouldering arms every ball

34.5

Kumar to Strauss, no run, another leave well outside off

34.6

Kumar to Strauss, no run, this is better, starts middle and leg, moving towards off, Strauss comes forward and pushes it to mid-off

England 81/3   AJ Strauss 32* (97b 4x4)

36.1

Kumar to Strauss, OUT, 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

AJ Strauss c Raina b Kumar 32 (166m 98b 4x4 0x6) SR: 32.65

England 85/4   AJ Strauss 32 (98b 4x4)
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