Pataudi Trophy - 2nd Test

England v India

England won by 319 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

1.1

Sharma to Cook, no run, Sharma is full outside off to start, and Cook leaves alone

1.2

Sharma to Cook, no run, straighter this time, and on a length. Cook defends

1.3

Sharma to Cook, no run, left alone once more outside off

1.4

Sharma to Cook, no run, Ishant seems to have located a full length early, and is already causing some problems. This one goes off a leading edge towards cover as Cook defends a touch awkwardly

1.5

Sharma to Cook, 1 run, tapped softly towards cover, but right in the gap and Cook is off the mark

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   I Sharma 1-0-3-0

3.1

Sharma to Cook, no run, speared harmlessly down the leg side

3.2

Sharma to Cook, no run, Ishant aims outside off this time, Cook leaves alone

3.3

Sharma to Cook, no run, ah, that's a probling line from Ishant, aiming at the top of off. Squirted defensively to gully

3.4

Sharma to Cook, no run, slightly straighter from Ishant, Cook hops and splays his legs to defend to mid-on

3.5

Sharma to Cook, no run, pushed down the leg side once more. Cook can't get a touch on the leg glance, but that wasn't too far from the leg stump

3.6

Sharma to Cook, 1 bye, but that was miles away! Hurled well down the leg side, Dhoni leaps to his right but can only palm the ball away

England 6/0   I Sharma 2-1-3-0

5.1

Sharma to Cook, no run, cracking delivery! Ishant hits the perfect line to the left-hander, the ball seaming past the outside edge

5.2

Sharma to Cook, OUT, 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

AN Cook lbw b Sharma 2 (24m 16b 0x4 0x6) SR: 12.50

5.3

Sharma to Trott, no run, defence from Trott first up

5.4

Sharma to Trott, no run, on a length - perhaps just a touch short of a good length - and Trott defends to short leg, on the bounce

5.5

Sharma to Trott, no run, appeals fired at the umpire from all over the place as Ishant seams one sharply back in off the pitch to strike Trott on the front pad. Outside the line, though, and probably going over too. Erasmus is unmoved

5.6

Sharma to Trott, no run, very full outside off to end the over, Trott drives to mid-off

England 7/1   I Sharma 3-2-3-1

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

7.4

Sharma to Trott, no run, Trott moves fluently forward into a drive, getting a good connection but finding Sreesanth at mid-off

7.5

Sharma to Trott, no run, this one comes in off the seam after pitching, but it starts wide of off and Trott can safely leave

7.6

Sharma to Trott, no run, great carry for Ishant, Dhoni taking the ball above shoulder height. The line is decent too, but not quite close enough to Trott to get him playing

England 9/1   I Sharma 4-2-4-1

9.1

Sharma to Trott, no run, pitched up on off stump, the ball rolls to mid-on off the inner half of the bat

9.2

Sharma to Trott, no run, Ishant pulls his length back outside off, Trott holds his bat behind is body and lets the ball sail past him

9.3

Sharma to Trott, no run, Ishant sticks to a line outside off, this one straightening off the pitch, and Trott leaves once more

9.4

Sharma to Trott, no run, and again, Ishant ploughs the channel outside off, Trott stubbornly leaves alone

9.5

Sharma to Trott, 1 wide, ah, that's a touch wild from Ishant, slamming down a bouncer acres outside off

9.5

Sharma to Trott, FOUR, shot. Trott came forward, then shifted his weight onto the back foot and cracked the cut behind point. A nicely balanced stroke

9.6

Sharma to Trott, no run, another loose delivery from Ishant, but this one has gone past the outside edge of Trott's bat as he aimed another cut

England 18/1   I Sharma 5-2-9-1

11.1

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, Ishant hits the seam with a length delivery, the ball straightening on off stump and Pietersen leaving alone

11.2

Sharma to Pietersen, 1 run, tapped just wide of mid-on, Pietersen spots the chance for a quick single and they're through in a flash

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   I Sharma 6-2-10-1

20.1

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, just short of a good length but nice and straight from Ishant, and Pietersen defends

20.2

Sharma to Pietersen, 1 run, close to short leg! Pietersen had walked right across to off and tried to glance to square leg, but the ball seamed and bounced more than he was expecting, taking an inside edge and bouncing off the hip ... just past the fielder

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   I Sharma 7-2-11-1

22.1

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, ouch! This one leapt off the seam and struck a painful blow amidships. Well, Mukund - at short leg - has said something to him after that, and got a cold stare for his efforts. From about three inches away.

22.2

Sharma to Pietersen, 1 run, tapped just wide of mid-on, and they take a quick single

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

22.5

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, tapped to extra cover, a loud "no!" from Pietersen sends Strauss scurrying back to his crease

22.6

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen shuffles across to off and is struck on the pad ... there's an appeal, but that was going well over. Pietersen had moved right across, exposing both the middle and leg stumps

England 60/2   I Sharma 8-2-14-1

24.1

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, great delivery! Ishant beats the edge of KP's bat with one that straightened off the pitch. Close, but not quite

24.2

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, another probing delivery outside off, this time Pietersen leaves alone

24.3

Sharma to Pietersen, 1 run, sharp movement off the seam for Ishant as Pietersen again shuffled right across to the off side. He lays bat on ball, however, and picks up a single. Quick delivery too, nudging 90mph

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

24.6

Sharma to Pietersen, 2 leg byes, ah, what's happened here? Another fantastic delivery from Ishant, seaming it very sharply back in. The ball hits something and flies through to Dhoni, who shells it ... and replays suggest that hit the hip, not the inside edge. Still, not the greatest take by the keeper

England 64/2   I Sharma 9-2-16-1

28.1

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

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   I Sharma 10-2-17-1

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

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   I Sharma 11-2-20-1

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   I Sharma 12-2-21-1

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   I Sharma 13-2-30-1

43.1

Sharma to Bresnan, FOUR, shortish, nips in, gets big on him, but he clips it off his hips, and the fine leg is square. Hundred up for England

43.2

Sharma to Bresnan, no run, this is well outside off, and is left alone

43.3

Sharma to Bresnan, no run, jags back in again, but starts off too wide outside off, and Bresnan is comfortable in leaving it be

43.4

Sharma to Bresnan, no run, fuller now, drawing Bresnan into the drive, he gets the inside half of the bat on it, fielded by Sharma

43.5

Sharma to Bresnan, no run, bouncer now, and Bresnan is already forward, and has to pull out of the way fast

43.6

Sharma to Bresnan, no run, another beauty... back of a length, just outside off, Bresnan looks to get behind it, and then it leaves him, missing the edge by centimetres

England 102/6   I Sharma 14-2-34-1

46.1

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

46.2

Sharma to Bresnan, no run, short ball, Bresnan covers the line of the ball, and defends it. He is a tall man

46.3

Sharma to Bresnan, 1 run, dug in short again, doesn't come up much, Bresnan pushes it wide of mid-on for one

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

46.5

Sharma to Bresnan, no run, length ball, just outside off, holding its line a touch, Bresnan defends it solidly

46.6

Sharma to Bresnan, 1 run, full ball, gets a loose drive from Bresnan, but the inside edge goes past short leg for one

England 116/6   I Sharma 15-2-38-1

48.1

Sharma to Bresnan, no run, inswinger, headed for the top of off, except for Bresnan for intercept it and defend

48.2

Sharma to Bresnan, OUT, 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

TT Bresnan c Dravid b Sharma 11 (39m 23b 2x4 0x6) SR: 47.82

48.3

Sharma to Broad, no run, gets a short ball, first up, leaving him a bit, Broad stays inside the line

48.4

Sharma to Broad, no run, this is a sharper bouncer, Broad gets tall, and then sways out of the line

48.5

Sharma to Broad, no run, that's angled across, and is left alone

48.6

Sharma to Broad, no run, still too wide to make Broad play

England 117/7   I Sharma 16-3-38-2

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

50.3

Sharma to Swann, no run, full, outside off, straightening, Swann drives, and is beaten. No feet there

50.4

Sharma to Swann, no run, jags back in from outside off, but bounces over the stumps. Swann read that well as he left it

50.5

Sharma to Swann, no run, the big inswinger, towards off, Swann right behind it

50.6

Sharma to Swann, no run, back of a length, hits the bat as opposed to the bat hitting it. No damage done

England 124/8   I Sharma 17-4-38-3

52.1

Sharma to Swann, FOUR, beautifully played. Ishant has been a little wayward at times today, bowling too straight. He does it again, Swann gets the front foot across and flicks like a subcontinental batsman.

52.2

Sharma to Swann, 1 run, well, he is going for his shots, which can't be a bad idea. Ishant angles it into the pads again, Swann clips it in the air, but now Ishant has protection at deep midwicket. Yuvraj fumbles, but keeps it down to a single.

52.3

Sharma to Broad, 2 runs, he goes round the wicket to the left-hander, but makes the same mistake. On Broad's pads, he hangs back and tucks it to midwicket for a couple more.

52.4

Sharma to Broad, 1 run, not so convincing this time. Fuller length, and much better line from Ishant. Full and outside off, Broad goes for an airy drive and gets an inside edge through square leg.

52.5

Sharma to Swann, FOUR, take that Ishant! Swann flays a majestic pull, emphatically taken from well outside off and clattered off the front foot through midwicket. Shoddy bowling, this, very short and trying to bully a tail-ender on a track that's offered movement all day. Swann was onto that in a hurry.

52.6

Sharma to Swann, no run, he cuts him in half this time, getting a short of length ball to jag back prodigiously. Swann looks to get bat on it, but it keeps coming in and goes between inside edge and the stumps. Dhoni tumbles to the left to stop it.

England 140/8   I Sharma 18-4-50-3

58.1

Sharma to Broad, 1 run, another poor ball, short of a length and sitting up for Broad's coil and slap. He whacks it in front of square, and Raina does well to dive away and slow it down in the covers.

58.2

Sharma to Swann, 1 run, short again, outside off, Swann chops it away in front of the slips. Another single.

58.3

Sharma to Broad, FOUR, Broad is doing a superb impersonation of Vettori here! Tall, left-hand batsman, wearing full sleeves and playing some rousing innovative shots. Ishant pitches one up, Broad spots it, gets under it and lofts the drive over wide mid-off for four more.

58.4

Sharma to Broad, no run, this one was shorter, Broad hung back and looked to poke it away into the off side.

58.5

Sharma to Broad, no run, beaten! Been a while since that happened. Short of a length, and it kicks up like a monster. Broad missed as he looked to turn it away, and Dhoni can't collect it cleanly either.

58.6

Sharma to Broad, no run, pitched up, Broad hangs in the crease, but still manages to time the straight drive well. Ishant stops it on his follow through.

England 187/8   I Sharma 19-4-56-3

60.1

Sharma to Broad, no run, Ishant angles one across Broad who has a mighty heave at it. Doesn't connect this time.

60.2

Sharma to Broad, 1 leg bye, pitched up, but outside leg stump and Broad gets some pad on it. It dribbles away to the leg side, and there is no one to cut the single off.

60.3

Sharma to Swann, 1 run, short outside off stump to Swann who eases it away backward of point for one more. One can only imagine how frustrating this must be for India!

60.4

Sharma to Broad, 1 run, this is the epitome of rubbish bowling. Full and outside leg again. Is he trying to bowl him round the legs? Broad misses the whip, runs off the pad through midwicket.

60.5

Sharma to Swann, 1 run, Swann goes big, pulls a short ball rather well, and intentionally in the air. It lands in front of the man running in from deep square leg, another single.

60.6

Sharma to Broad, no run, another hopelessly short bouncer, this time with the intention of keeping Broad away from strike. He pulls, but misses.

England 195/8   I Sharma 20-4-59-3

62.1

Sharma to Broad, 1 run, Broad lashes a drive into the covers. India get a chance to bowl at No. 11. Mr Anderson.

62.2

Sharma to Anderson, no run, Ishant gets Anderson fishing at an angled delivery as it goes away outside off. He misses.

62.3

Sharma to Anderson, no run, another pretty pointless bouncer from Ishant, that's not going to trouble anyone who isn't at least 10 feet tall.

62.4

Sharma to Anderson, no run, goes very full this time, Anderson is up to the task of patting it back to the bowler.

62.5

Sharma to Anderson, 1 run, Anderson needs no shielding. Short of a length on middle and leg, he gets across inside the line and tucks it through midwicket. One more ball for Broad, who is one short of his second successive 50. The field comes in.

62.6

Sharma to Broad, no run, sharp bouncer just outside off, but that doesn't stop Broad from trying to slice it in the air. He can't make contact though.

England 199/9   I Sharma 21-4-61-3

64.1

Sharma to Broad, 1 run, Ladies and gentlemen, stand as one and put your hands for Stuart Broad. He's taken England to 200 with one of the more entertaining counterattacks you will see. Short of a length ball, he gets under it and flat bats it to long off. Single taken. Well played. The crowd roars!

64.2

Sharma to Anderson, 1 run, more noise from the crowd as Anderson sneaks a single, he drops a length ball towards the covers and takes off. The fielders didn't have a chance of stopping this single.

64.3

Sharma to Broad, no run, pitched up, very wide of off stump, Broad chases it but doesn't connect.

64.4

Sharma to Broad, no run, another big swing as Ishant angles one across from leg to off. Play and a miss from Broad, he's looking for boundaries. Might look for the single now.

64.5

Sharma to Broad, 1 run, he stabs a length ball this time, onto the pad and away into the off side for a single.

64.6

Sharma to Anderson, 2 runs, Anderson picks two, so Broad will keep strike. Length ball on the pads, he clips it square and they hare across.

England 204/9   I Sharma 22-4-66-3
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