Pataudi Trophy - 3rd Test

England v India

England won by an innings and 242 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

22.2

Broad to Laxman, FOUR, well, he's off the mark with a four first ball but that's a little sketchy. His feet went nowhere and the bat just thrust out at a probing length ball, the inside edge going to fine leg

22.3

Broad to Laxman, no run, swinging away outside off this time, left alone

22.4

Broad to Laxman, no run, on a length, hitting the top of off. Defended to cover

22.5

Broad to Laxman, no run, full, shaping away once more. Left alone

22.6

Broad to Laxman, 1 run, full, Broad attacking the off stump. Dug out to cover

India 65/3   VVS Laxman 5* (5b 1x4)

23.1

Anderson to Laxman, no run, swinging away, Laxman is watchful in defence

23.2

Anderson to Laxman, no run, rising sharply off a good length, fended to gully

23.3

Anderson to Laxman, 1 run, Anderson has the ball on a string here, this one swerves in through the air and is nudged to midwicket

India 66/3   VVS Laxman 6* (8b 1x4)

24.1

Bresnan to Laxman, no run, he's on the mark straight away, and Laxman defends off the front foot

24.2

Bresnan to Laxman, FOUR, chopped down defensively, the ball going through the gap between the slips and the gully and away for four

24.3

Bresnan to Laxman, 1 run, straighter from Bresnan, nudged into the leg side for a quick single

India 73/3   VVS Laxman 11* (11b 2x4)

25.1

Anderson to Laxman, 2 runs, nice shot from Laxman, who flicks his wrists at a delivery that is just too straight and sends the ball racing towards the square leg boundary ... KP rushes across and dives to save a couple of runs

25.2

Anderson to Laxman, no run, that's a very loose swish outside off, and he doesn't get too close to laying bat on ball. This one was well wide of off and he could well have left it alone

25.3

Anderson to Laxman, no run, straighter from Anderson, and Laxman defends

25.4

Anderson to Laxman, no run, fuller still, Laxman comes forward to drive towards mid-off, but without much timing

25.5

Anderson to Laxman, no run, bounce and movement outside off! To his credit, Laxman didn't follow the ball with the hands, keeping the bat inside the line as the ball whizzed past him

25.6

Anderson to Laxman, no run, chopped down defensively towards gully

India 75/3   VVS Laxman 13* (17b 2x4)

27.1

Anderson to Laxman, no run, starts with a length ball around off, no swing on this one, but Laxman covers the line well

27.2

Anderson to Laxman, 1 run, inswinger now, clipped off the pads for a single

India 78/4   VVS Laxman 14* (19b 2x4)

28.1

Bresnan to Laxman, no run, just short of a length, around off, slight shape away, defended

28.2

Bresnan to Laxman, no run, Laxman right behind this in defence

28.3

Bresnan to Laxman, no run, well down the leg side, Laxman will feel he has missed out on a four ball

28.4

Bresnan to Laxman, no run, back of a length, Laxman is deep in the crease to keep this out

28.5

Bresnan to Laxman, no run, fuller ball, good subtle change in the length, Laxman is caught in the crease, gets an inside edge onto the pad

28.6

Bresnan to Laxman, 4 leg byes, that's the four ball capitalised on, although it didn't come off the bat. Too straight, beats Laxman's flick, but gets enough of the pad to go wide of Prior

India 82/4   VVS Laxman 14* (25b 2x4)

30.1

Bresnan to Laxman, no run, well down the leg side again, Laxman doesn't make any contact with it

30.2

Bresnan to Laxman, no run, bouncer outside off, easy for Laxman to stay away from it

30.3

Bresnan to Laxman, no run, outswinger, full too, teasing length, Laxman stays away from it

30.4

Bresnan to Laxman, no run, full, on the stumps, played back to the bowler

30.5

Bresnan to Laxman, no run, full and straight, making him play, which Laxman does off the middle of the bat

30.6

Bresnan to Laxman, no run, another full delivery, this time he pushes at it a little firmly, but can't get it past mid-on

India 82/4   VVS Laxman 14* (31b 2x4)

32.1

Bresnan to Laxman, FOUR, slightly risky, but he has picked the gap. This is a half-volley, but too wide, and Laxman goes at it without feet. The square-drive is placed to precision, though, between point and cover-point

32.2

Bresnan to Laxman, no run, down the leg side again, he has done that at least four-five times since lunch

32.3

Bresnan to Laxman, no run, better from Bresnan, just short of a length, angling towards off, Laxman is right behind it

32.4

Bresnan to Laxman, FOUR, half-volley, close to off, and Laxman has crashed it through extra cover. That was easy runs. pretty ones too

32.5

Bresnan to Laxman, no run, beauty, absolute beauty, too good. Goes wide of the crease, which means Laxman has to play at it even though it is pitched outside off, and then it leaves him, beating the edge

32.6

Bresnan to Laxman, no run, full and wide now, and this time Laxman doesn't go after it

India 92/4   VVS Laxman 22* (37b 4x4)

34.1

Bresnan to Laxman, FOUR, Laxman flicks this one off the pads, rolling his wrists on this to beat midwicket. Bresnan has been too straight this spell

34.2

Bresnan to Laxman, no run, nearly picks out midwicket this time, a semi-leading edge on this flick doesn't carry to midwicket

34.3

Bresnan to Laxman, FOUR, that's hundred for India, and what a beautiful shot to bring it up with. Laxman stands tall, and punches this down the ground, between the bowler and mid-on

34.4

Bresnan to Laxman, OUT, Laxman out pulling for the third time in three Tests! He is a positive batsman, though, and has got a few runs with that shot too. This time, though, perhaps the ball wasn't short enough, and he got a top edge to long leg. England absolutely kicked with this wicket. Bresnan gets three

VVS Laxman c Broad b Bresnan 30 (49m 41b 6x4 0x6) SR: 73.17

India 100/6   VVS Laxman 30 (41b 6x4)
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