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
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 ...

10.4

Sreesanth to Trott, OUT, 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.

IJL Trott c Laxman b Sreesanth 4 (23m 15b 1x4 0x6) SR: 26.66

10.5

Sreesanth to Pietersen, 1 run, KP is off the mark straight away, tapping a delivery that is just short of a good length into the covers for a single

10.6

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

England 24/2   S Sreesanth 1-0-6-1
12.1

Sreesanth to Pietersen, no run, Sreesanth pitches an outswinger up outside off, Pietersen comes forward to defend

12.2

Sreesanth to Pietersen, no run, Sreesanth pushes his line slightly wider, but KP is happy to leave

12.3

Sreesanth to Pietersen, no run, outside off once more, consistent movement through the air for Sreesanth, and another leave for Pietersen

12.4

Sreesanth to Pietersen, 1 run, very full, aimed right at the off stump. Pietersen digs it out just wide of mid-off, and they sprint through for one

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   S Sreesanth 2-0-7-1
14.1

Sreesanth to Pietersen, 1 run, KP is looking to lay bat on ball wherever possible, tapping a full delivery just to the left of cover for a quick single

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

14.3

Sreesanth to Pietersen, FOUR, slammed to wide mid-on! Sreesanth tried the bouncer but it was powerfully dispatched by Pietersen, who pulled off the front foot to send the ball flying towards the boundary

14.4

Sreesanth to Pietersen, FOUR, and again! If anything, this one was hit even harder, Pietersen swivelling on his back leg to send the ball screaming to the midwicket boundary. This isn't really a pitch to bowl bouncers on, and Sreesanth doesn't quite have the pace either

14.5

Sreesanth to Pietersen, no run, pushed down the leg side, Pietersen can't get a touch on the glance

14.6

Sreesanth to Pietersen, no run, a better, full length, swinging away outside off and Pietersen leaves alone

England 37/2   S Sreesanth 3-0-17-1
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   S Sreesanth 4-0-21-1
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   S Sreesanth 5-0-23-1
27.1

Sreesanth to Pietersen, 2 runs, shortish, widish, KP makes a late decision to bat it through the vacant gully for an easy couple

27.2

Sreesanth to Pietersen, no run, bowling from very close to the stumps, slightly outside off, swinging away, left alone

27.3

Sreesanth to Pietersen, 1 run, slightly shorter, pushed wide of cover for a single

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

27.5

Sreesanth to Pietersen, OUT, 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

KP Pietersen c Raina b Sreesanth 29 (76m 53b 4x4 0x6) SR: 54.71

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   S Sreesanth 6-0-27-2
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

29.2

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

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   S Sreesanth 7-0-29-2
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   S Sreesanth 8-0-30-2
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   S Sreesanth 9-1-30-2
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   S Sreesanth 10-1-34-2
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   S Sreesanth 11-1-35-2
39.1

Sreesanth to Prior, 1 run, short of a length, middle and off, kicks at him, Prior's bottom hand comes off, the inside edge gets him a single

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

39.5

Sreesanth to Prior, OUT, 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

MJ Prior c Dravid b Sreesanth 1 (11m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

39.6

Sreesanth to Bresnan, no run, and he gets a full outswinger first up, defending it towards cover. bell wants the single, but is sent back

England 88/6   S Sreesanth 12-1-37-3
45.1

Sreesanth to Bresnan, no run, starts with an outswinger outside off, Bresnan lets it be

45.2

Sreesanth to Bresnan, no run, very well bowled, middle and off, length ball, moving away, Bresnan is semi-squared up in defence

45.3

Sreesanth to Bresnan, no run, even better, this pitches middle and leg, back of a length, and then moves away, with extra bounce. Bresnan has to drop the bottom hand to keep this down

45.4

Sreesanth to Bresnan, FOUR, too full this time, and this is good batting. They are taking every chance to score runs. Comes forward, drives this with an open face, and attacking fields mean full value for shots

45.5

Sreesanth to Bresnan, no run, and a superb comeback from Sreesanth. Short of a driving length again, just outside off, making him play, and then leaving him. Again no edge

45.6

Sreesanth to Bresnan, no run, this is wide enough for Bresnan to not be bothered about

England 112/6   S Sreesanth 13-1-41-3
47.1

Sreesanth to Bresnan, no run, soft hands from Bresnan, this is again a semi-beast of a delivery, bouncing from a length, and leaving him, Bresnan keeps it down. The ball bounces in front of the diving gully

47.2

Sreesanth to Bresnan, 1 run, fuller and closer, pushed wide of cover

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   S Sreesanth 14-1-42-3
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

49.2

Sreesanth to Broad, no run, no swing on this one, pushed across Broad, who punches it to cover

49.3

Sreesanth to Broad, no run, outswinger now, moving in towards top of off, Broad pushes it back

49.4

Sreesanth to Broad, 2 runs, the lbw ball, full and swinging in, Braod is caught on the crease, but the bat just comes down in time, gets an inside edge, past midwicket

49.5

Sreesanth to Broad, no run, another outswinger headed for top of off, Broad is solidly behind it this time

49.6

Sreesanth to Broad, FOUR, meanwhile Sreesanth serves up a juicy half-volley, and Broad drives it superbly through cover for four

England 124/7   S Sreesanth 15-1-49-3
51.1

Sreesanth to Broad, no run, he starts with a very full fall, curving in the air and hurtling towards middle and off. Broad is behind it as he defends.

51.2

Sreesanth to Broad, 2 runs, Broad's away after the break, short ball that nips back in sharply and he fends it off the back foot towards square leg for a couple.

51.3

Sreesanth to Broad, no run, again he gets one to cut in from back of a length, Broad crouches on the back foot and stabs it back down the track.

51.4

Sreesanth to Broad, 1 run, too straight, on Broad's pads and he clips it square for a single. The cordon moves to the other side as Swann faces up ... Three slips and gully.

51.5

Sreesanth to Swann, no run, he's bowled this divine line all day, angling in, shaping away; angling in, shaping away. Once again, comes in lands on a length outside off and deviates. Swann leaves.

51.6

Sreesanth to Swann, 1 run, he tries the dream ball, the full outswinger than goes from leg to off. Swann shuffles across and whips it as it straightens through square leg. Not a bad ball, under the circumstances, but nonchalantly played

England 128/8   S Sreesanth 16-1-53-3
53.1

Sreesanth to Broad, FOUR, this is refreshing from England, the crowd loves it and India are playing into England's hands. Another short ball, it was coming into Broad, which helped him swivel and swing it high over square leg. Yuvraj at deep midwicket moved to his left, but the ball fell safely, just inside the ropes.

53.2

Sreesanth to Broad, 4 leg byes, India are leaking runs here. Sreesanth gets the idea right about the length, goes full and swings it in, but loses the line completely. It lands on leg, and keeps going further down. Broad gets some pad on it and it runs away fine.

53.3

Sreesanth to Broad, FOUR, Broad has turned on his T20 mode here. That was meaty. Not a bad ball this time, it was short of a length and straightening from off, Broad reached out, was well away from the pitch, but just threw his muscles at it. Launched on the up over a vacant mid-on. 150 up.

53.4

Sreesanth to Broad, 1 run, short of a length outside off, Braod scythes the cut without much timing, Ishant at deep point fields it but the crowd roars!

53.5

Sreesanth to Swann, 1 run, nicely played. Full and swinging from Sree, Swann leans out to cover the line and guides the drive through the covers for a single.

53.6

Sreesanth to Broad, 1 run, another pull with murderous intent! The field is scattered though, and it goes straight to Yuvraj this time for a single. This is a lot of spirit from Broad and Swann.

England 155/8   S Sreesanth 17-1-64-3
55.1

Sreesanth to Broad, no run, there, another bouncer. How many wickets have bouncers got him today? Zero. Broad tries to pull and misses.

55.2

Sreesanth to Broad, 1 run, high full toss. Wasim Akram on air says it was an attempted yorker. With Sree you never know. Broad pushes it from the crease to mid-on.

55.3

Sreesanth to Swann, no run, that's a good ball, full and swinging from off stump and Swann defends

55.4

Sreesanth to Swann, 3 runs, Harbhajan makes the clumsiest effort of the day at gully, and then doesn't run after it, assuming there is someone behind him. Ridiculous. Full and making him play again, Swann squeezes it behind square off the outside half and gets some runs for his effort.

55.5

Sreesanth to Broad, 2 runs, this is getting predictable now, Broad saw that bouncer coming even as Sree ran in. Another controlled pull to the deep.

55.6

Sreesanth to Broad, no run, pitches it up this time, but well wide of off stump. Broad has a leaden-footed flail at it, but can't connect.

England 166/8   S Sreesanth 18-1-70-3
67.1

Sreesanth to Broad, 2 runs, short of a length, on the pads, Broad pushes it into the vast expanses of nothingness at midwicket. Two more. India losing the plot.

67.2

Sreesanth to Broad, FOUR, Broad keeps adding to India's pain here! Another authoritative shot, Sreesanth won't like it. Full length, looking to swing in and Broad launches it over mid-off. Clean and smooth.

67.3

Sreesanth to Broad, no run, shortens the length this time, Broad looks to press forward but is forced to stab it from the crease.

67.4

Sreesanth to Broad, no run, that's something Sreesanth hasn't done a lot today: the one that goes away from the left-hander. Broad had no chance of getting bat on it as he got squared up. Groans in the slips as he misses.

67.5

Sreesanth to Broad, no run, pitched up, looking to hit the pads, but Broad is good enough to play it back to the bowler.

67.6

Sreesanth to Broad, 1 run, and he gets a single, pushing a length ball down to long-off. Shoddy from India and Dhoni. It is drinks now at long last. What a session for England. Might prove to be the most decisive of the match.

England 217/9   S Sreesanth 19-1-77-3
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