Pataudi Trophy - 2nd Test

England v India

England won by 319 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

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

England 13/1   AJ Strauss 8* (26b 1x4)   P Kumar 4.2-1-7-0

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

England 18/1   IJL Trott 4* (13b 1x4)   I Sharma 4.5-2-9-1

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

England 22/1   AJ Strauss 12* (31b 2x4)   S Sreesanth 0.1-0-4-0

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

England 33/2   KP Pietersen 9* (14b 1x4)   S Sreesanth 2.3-0-13-1

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

England 37/2   KP Pietersen 13* (15b 2x4)   S Sreesanth 2.4-0-17-1

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

England 44/2   AJ Strauss 21* (47b 3x4)   S Sreesanth 3.1-0-21-1

17.2

Kumar to Pietersen, FOUR, clipped firmly to midwicket, Praveen slipping towards leg stump and Pietersen leaning into a well-timed shot

England 48/2   KP Pietersen 17* (21b 3x4)   P Kumar 7.2-1-15-0

19.3

Kumar to Pietersen, FOUR, well, it's four runs for the batsman but this wasn't an entirely convincing stroke. Pietersen leaned across to off and had a drive, the ball going through gully and down to third man for four

England 54/2   KP Pietersen 21* (28b 4x4)   P Kumar 8.3-1-19-0

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

England 68/2   AJ Strauss 29* (76b 4x4)   Harbhajan Singh 0.1-0-4-0

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

England 85/3   IR Bell 10* (31b 1x4)   S Sreesanth 9.2-1-34-2

41.1

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

England 93/6   IR Bell 17* (55b 2x4)   I Sharma 12.1-2-25-1

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

England 97/6   IR Bell 21* (58b 3x4)   I Sharma 12.4-2-29-1

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

England 102/6   TT Bresnan 4* (4b 1x4)   I Sharma 13.1-2-34-1

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)   P Kumar 17-7-27-2

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

England 112/6   TT Bresnan 8* (13b 2x4)   S Sreesanth 12.4-1-41-3

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   SCJ Broad 6* (9b 1x4)   S Sreesanth 15-1-49-3

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.

England 132/8   GP Swann 5* (7b 1x4)   I Sharma 17.1-4-42-3

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.

England 140/8   GP Swann 10* (9b 2x4)   I Sharma 17.5-4-50-3

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.

England 144/8   SCJ Broad 16* (16b 2x4)   S Sreesanth 16.1-1-57-3

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.

England 152/8   SCJ Broad 20* (18b 3x4)   S Sreesanth 16.3-1-61-3

54.6

Harbhajan Singh to Swann, FOUR, what a sublime shot! Swann comes out of the crease, eases himself into position as Harbhajan tosses up, and launches it languidly between the bowler and mid-off. Lovely timing.

England 160/8   GP Swann 15* (16b 3x4)   Harbhajan Singh 2-0-9-0

56.6

Harbhajan Singh to Broad, FOUR, huge! This time Broad gets it off the meat and sends it whistling into the recesses at deep midwicket. Top shot, India have protection at wide long-on, but he got it to his left for another four. Partnership 49!

England 173/8   SCJ Broad 31* (27b 4x4)   Harbhajan Singh 3-0-16-0

57.4

Kumar to Broad, FOUR, another exquisite shot from Broad! PK gets this one to snake away subtly from short of a length, and it made room for Broad to cut as it went away. He latched onto it with a fierce little cut and the ball scoots through backward point.

England 178/8   SCJ Broad 35* (29b 5x4)   P Kumar 17.4-7-32-2

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.

England 187/8   SCJ Broad 43* (33b 6x4)   I Sharma 18.3-4-56-3

65.6

Kumar to Broad, FOUR, respect for the bowler for the first 5 balls of the over, and he finishes off with a maul. An absolute maul. Length ball, hinting at the threat of away swing. Broad isn't scared, he just pumps it back over the bowler's head. What a spirited 50 this has been!

England 208/9   SCJ Broad 53* (56b 7x4)   P Kumar 22-8-45-3

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.

England 216/9   SCJ Broad 59* (58b 8x4)   S Sreesanth 18.2-1-76-3

68.3

Harbhajan Singh to Broad, FOUR, Broad makes a mockery of Harbhajan's skills. Lovely inside-out lofted cover drive, ensuring it is wide of the man at long-off. Top shot.

England 221/9   SCJ Broad 64* (65b 9x4)   Harbhajan Singh 4.3-0-22-0
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