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)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
27.6

Sreesanth to Bell, no run, outswinger, too far outside off to make Bell play, Dhoni collects it in front of his face

England 73/3   IR Bell 0* (1b)
28.2

Sharma to Bell, no run, Bell plays at a widish delivery, but in full control of the defensive shot to point

28.3

Sharma to Bell, no run, another loose shot, no feet, cutting at a wide delivery, beaten

28.4

Sharma to Bell, no run, closer to off, fuller too, Bell goes deep into the crease to defend

28.5

Sharma to Bell, no run, better from Bell now as he shoulders arms to one wide of off

28.6

Sharma to Bell, no run, Bell is going fishing too often here. Another shot away from his body with his feet stuck, this time the ball moves in and beats his inside edge

England 74/3   IR Bell 0* (6b)
29.2

Sreesanth to Bell, no run, and what a delivery this is! Starts outside leg, moves towards off, squares Bell up, the leading edge falls just short of a diving Sreesanth. Sree is being naughty, though. It has clearly fallen in front of him, and he is appealing, which draws a boo from the crowd. Ganguly says: "He wouldn't mind that. He has heard that a fair bit in his career. He will get on with his bowling."

29.3

Sreesanth to Bell, no run

29.4

Sreesanth to Bell, no run, outswinger, left alone by Bell. Tighter this time. More boos from the crowd, who obviously saw that appeal on the big screen

29.5

Sreesanth to Bell, 1 run, goes for the straighter, lbw ball, and Bell's bat comes down in time, flicking it away to long leg

England 76/3   IR Bell 1* (10b)
30.1

Sharma to Bell, 3 runs, lovely shot from Bell now, just a firm push, past cover, and the timing carries it almost all the way for four

England 79/3   IR Bell 4* (11b)
31.1

Sreesanth to Bell, no run, good shape, good line, just outside off, moving away, Bell plays at it, but with soft hands, towards gully, on the bounce

31.2

Sreesanth to Bell, no run, shorter, and thus easier for Bell to shoulder arms

31.3

Sreesanth to Bell, no run, too good... Sree gets really close to the stumps, and this swings away from just outside off, Bell drives and is beaten

31.4

Sreesanth to Bell, no run, short now, and Bell lets this go without trouble

31.5

Sreesanth to Bell, no run, short again, left alone again

31.6

Sreesanth to Bell, 1 run, back to fuller length, Bell plays at it, with soft hands, and rushes through for a single. Almost a tip-and-run

England 80/3   IR Bell 5* (17b)
32.1

Sharma to Bell, no run, goes wide of the crease, angling it in towards off, Bell is solid in defence

32.2

Sharma to Bell, no run, cuts, hard into the ground, third slip fields it over his head

32.3

Sharma to Bell, no run, full and around off, Bell is right behind it, and is looking more solid than he did initially

32.4

Sharma to Bell, no run, full and wide this time, Bell is not playing at them now

32.5

Sharma to Bell, no run, easy leave outside off as this is too wide

32.6

Sharma to Bell, 1 run, turned away to long leg for one where Sreesanth fields and the crowd lets him have it

England 81/3   IR Bell 6* (23b)
33.1

Sreesanth to Bell, no run, short of a length, moving away, Bell covers the line and shoulders arms

33.2

Sreesanth to Bell, no run, this is a beauty, away swing and extra bounce, Bell hangs his bat out and is lucky to not have edged it

33.3

Sreesanth to Bell, no run, fuller, left alone outside off

33.4

Sreesanth to Bell, no run, there and thereabouts again, left alone, good bounce, Dhoni collects it around his chest

33.5

Sreesanth to Bell, no run, shorter now, and left alone with ease

33.6

Sreesanth to Bell, no run, pitches this closer to off, making Bell play at it, and then beats the edge. He is in good rhythm here

England 81/3   IR Bell 6* (29b)
35.1

Sreesanth to Bell, no run, short, not close enough to off to make Bell play

35.2

Sreesanth to Bell, FOUR, the rare loose ball for Bell, and he gets stuck into it. Short and wide, and cut away in front of square for four. That should make him feel better

35.3

Sreesanth to Bell, no run, full now, close to off too, but not close enough to make Bell play

35.4

Sreesanth to Bell, no run, Bell is showing much better judgement outside off now, leaving this outswinger alone

35.5

Sreesanth to Bell, no run, another full ball outside off, failing to draw Bell into a shot

35.6

Sreesanth to Bell, no run, and Bell leaves another full outswinger alone

England 85/3   IR Bell 10* (35b 1x4)
37.1

Sreesanth to Bell, no run, that's much better line from Sreesanth, pitching middle and off and then moving it away. bell defends solidly

37.2

Sreesanth to Bell, no run, short of a length again, and left alone. Good carry there. Dhoni collects it in front of his face

37.3

Sreesanth to Bell, no run, fuller now, a touch wide, and Bell lets it be

37.4

Sreesanth to Bell, no run, that's a very good leave, this ball pitched middle and off, Bell shaped up to play at it, but it moved away too far, and Bell decided to leave it alone at the last moment

37.5

Sreesanth to Bell, no run, goes wide of the crease, the ball seems to be angling in, and then moves away after pitching. Bell is solidly behind it

37.6

Sreesanth to Bell, 1 run, nicely guided with soft hands, between third slip and gully. Raina from third slip gets a hand to it

England 86/5   IR Bell 11* (41b 1x4)
38.1

Kumar to Bell, no run, shortish outside off, left alone

38.2

Kumar to Bell, no run, starts to swing away after pitching outside off, left alone

38.3

Kumar to Bell, no run, another big outswinger, but starts outside off, and Bell has been very judicious with them of late

38.4

Kumar to Bell, no run, and now the change-up inswinger, accurate too. Bell is up to it, though, and is right behind it

38.5

Kumar to Bell, no run, the rare one that doesn't swing, Bell defends it outside off

38.6

Kumar to Bell, no run, goes wide of the crease, bowls wide outside off, Bell has nothing to do with it

England 86/5   IR Bell 11* (47b 1x4)
39.2

Sreesanth to Bell, no run, starts middle and off, swings away, Bell defends with soft hands

39.3

Sreesanth to Bell, no run, short outside off, left alone

39.4

Sreesanth to Bell, 1 run, Sreesanth goes wide of the crease, and makes Bell play because the ball is angling in before moving away. Bell plays it with soft hands, and guides it square for one. Must say he has looked good after his initial discomfort

England 88/5   IR Bell 12* (50b 1x4)
40.1

Kumar to Bell, no run, outswinger, around off again, Bell defends off the back foot

40.2

Kumar to Bell, no run, Bell leaves this one alone outside off

40.3

Kumar to Bell, no run, nice outswinger again, Bell plays at it, with soft hands, towards cover

40.4

Kumar to Bell, 1 run, inswinger this time, Bell tips and runs, and they complete the single

England 89/6   IR Bell 13* (54b 1x4)
41.1

Sharma to Bell, FOUR, Bell certainly thinks this is relief as he goes after a short delivery, edging it over first slip

41.2

Sharma to Bell, no run, well bowled, this is a good examination. After Sreesanth's outswing, this is Ishant getting the ball to jag back in, and bounce at the batsmen. Bell nearly plays this one on as it gets big on him

41.3

Sharma to Bell, no run, full and wide now, left alone

41.4

Sharma to Bell, FOUR, Shot! This one is short and wide, Bell has got his eye in, and this one is asking to be spanked away for four. Bell obliges

41.5

Sharma to Bell, no run, this is slightly fuller, slightly closer to off, he has a nibble at it, and is beaten

41.6

Sharma to Bell, 1 run, wide of the crease, angling in, worked around the corner for one

England 98/6   IR Bell 22* (60b 3x4)
42.1

Kumar to Bell, no run, this one doesn't swing after shaping to do so, Bell gets inside half of the bat to it

42.2

Kumar to Bell, no run, back of a length, around off, Bell is right behind it

42.3

Kumar to Bell, no run, Dravid is not in great form in the slips! About the sixth or seventh he has dropped in the last year and a half. This is very well bowled, around off, straightening, just holding its line, takes Bell's edge, low to Dravid's right, who has it in his finger tips as he dives, and when the elbows hit the ground, the ball pops out. Kumar is not thrilled

42.4

Kumar to Bell, no run, solidly defended now

42.5

Kumar to Bell, no run, full, outside off, left alone

42.6

Kumar to Bell, no run, another outswinger outside off, left alone again

England 98/6   IR Bell 22* (66b 3x4)
44.1

Kumar to Bell, no run, length ball, no movement on this, Bell solidly behind it outside off

44.2

Kumar to Bell, no run, left alone outside off, swinging away too

44.3

Kumar to Bell, 2 runs, Kumar draws him forward, Bell plays it with soft hands, towards point. Sreesanth runs in hard, fields in time, lets the throw rip, but it reaches Dhoni on a half-volley, and goes for an overthrow

44.4

Kumar to Bell, no run, another outswinger, just outside off, Bell is well forward and right behind it

44.5

Kumar to Bell, no run, Kumar must be wondering what he needs to do to get a wicket here. this one pitched just ouside off, moved in, and then - in the air, mind you - left Bell. Only thing it didn't do was take the edge

44.6

Kumar to Bell, FOUR, tries the big inswinger now, and gets a touch too straight. Bell flicks it fine of long leg. It is important to take every run-scoring opportunity here

England 108/6   IR Bell 28* (72b 4x4)
46.1

Sharma to Bell, 1 run, angling in from wide of the crease, worked around the corner for a single

46.4

Sharma to Bell, 1 run, looks to help this with the angle, gets an inside edge for a single. They think of a second but decide against it

England 115/6   IR Bell 30* (74b 4x4)
47.3

Sreesanth to Bell, no run, Bell stays back, opens up a bit, and pushes an outswinger back to Sreesanth

47.4

Sreesanth to Bell, no run, gets close to the umpire, starts this close to off, but Bell is judicious enough to not have a poke at it

47.5

Sreesanth to Bell, no run, goes wide of the crease now, angling it in before getting it to go away, but it starts too wide of off for Bell to play

47.6

Sreesanth to Bell, no run, very well left, this pitches middle and off, moving away, and Bell has nothing to do with it. That chance might prove costly for India

England 117/6   IR Bell 30* (78b 4x4)
49.1

Sreesanth to Bell, 1 run, nearly played on for the second time in this innings by Bell. This is back of a length, moving away, Bell leaves the bat hanging, the inside edge somehow avoids the stumps. What's more, they steal a single

England 118/7   IR Bell 31* (79b 4x4)
50.1

Sharma to Bell, no run, misdirected here, going well down the leg side

50.2

Sharma to Bell, OUT, 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

IR Bell c †Dhoni b Sharma 31 (108m 81b 4x4 0x6) SR: 38.27

England 124/8   IR Bell 31 (81b 4x4)
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