Pataudi Trophy - 3rd Test

England v India

England won by an innings and 242 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

0.1

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, Anderson steams in, the morning crowd behind him, and a very full, wide loosener is squeezed to point

0.2

Anderson to Gambhir, FOUR, Gambhir is away! Not in the most convincing fashion, with the runs coming to third man. The shot was, at least, controlled as it went through gully

0.3

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, there's swing and seam movement for Anderson, who shoots one across Gambhir's bows as the batsman leaves alone

0.4

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, angled across Gambhir once more, and this one carries through nicely to Prior

0.5

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, Anderson sticks to his line, and Gambhir leaves once more

0.6

Anderson to Gambhir, FOUR, four more for Gambhir, as Anderson sprays one down leg. To be fair, significant swing took it in that direction, but Gambhir did really well to get across and lay bat on the glance to pick up runs

India 8/0   G Gambhir 8* (6b 2x4)

2.1

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, Gambhir steps across to off, leaves alone, and is struck on the front pad as Anderson finds prodigious movement in to him through the air ... there's a sustained appeal, but Taufel shakes his head. Good call

2.2

Anderson to Gambhir, FOUR, and good comeback by the batsman! Anderson pitches up and Gambhir greets the full ball with the fall face of the bat, driving through cover point for four. Good shot, especially considering the conditions

2.3

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, this ball is talking! Anderson sent down a succession of deliveries that left Gambhir in the first over, now he's bringing them sharply back in. There's an appeal as ball strikes pad, but again Taufel says no and that's another good decision

2.4

Anderson to Gambhir, FOUR, eased behind square for another four. This is an eventful over ... Anderson went short of a good length and Gambhir stood up and angled the bat to get the ball to third man, where there is no fielder

2.5

Anderson to Gambhir, 1 run, full once more, curving in to him and Gambhir nudges wide of midwicket for a single

India 17/1   G Gambhir 17* (11b 4x4)

3.1

Broad to Gambhir, no run, edged, short of Pietersen at third slip! Gambhir fended from the crease but did so with soft hands, the ball going down

3.2

Broad to Gambhir, no run, pushed quite wide across him this time, and Gambhir hops across to leave

3.3

Broad to Gambhir, no run, good, testing length from Broad, right up to the bat on off stump. Gambhir pushes towards mid-off

3.4

Broad to Gambhir, 2 runs, neatly done by the batsman, working a straight delivery into the leg side for a couple

3.5

Broad to Gambhir, FOUR, four more, and yet again it's behind square. Broad hit a length on leg stump and Gambhir shuffled across, getting something on it. The umpire reckons he's put bat to ball, that's given as runs

3.6

Broad to Gambhir, no run, squeezed to slip off a thick edge! The ball went straight to ground, soft hands once more

India 23/1   G Gambhir 23* (17b 5x4)

4.3

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, pushed wide across Gambhir, who leaves alone

4.4

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, Anderson sticks to a line wide of off, and Gambhir won't be tempted into a shot

4.5

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, Anderson continues to tease outside off, but Gambhir's patience holds and he lets the ball go by

4.6

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, and another leave to end the over

India 24/1   G Gambhir 23* (21b 5x4)

6.1

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, the waiting game continues, Anderson sending one down wide of off and Gambhir leaving alone

6.2

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, wobble through the air, and nip off the pitch for Anderson. But he's not got Gambhir playing at this one either

6.3

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, slanting across the left-hander, who stubbornly refuses to play at it

6.4

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, yet another delivery goes across him and is left alone. Anderson could be setting him up for the one that comes back in here ...

6.5

Anderson to Gambhir, 1 run, yes indeed, this time the ball comes down with the seam pointing towards fine leg and swings in to Gambhir's pads. He leans forward and clips to square leg for a single

India 33/1   G Gambhir 24* (26b 5x4)

7.1

Broad to Gambhir, no run, landing on a length and leaving Gambhir off the pitch, he leaves well alone

7.2

Broad to Gambhir, no run, fuller this time, and straighter too. The ball hits the bat quite high as Gambhir defends behind square

7.3

Broad to Gambhir, no run, slanted out wider once more. The ball did swing back in, but the line was so wide that Gambhir didn't have to play

7.4

Broad to Gambhir, no run, England seem to have a clear plan to Gambhir, sticking outside off. But they're really not getting him playing very much, and now he leaves alone once again

7.5

Broad to Gambhir, no run, Broad switches to round the wicket, but lands the ball well wide of off stump and Gambhir offers no stroke

7.6

Broad to Gambhir, FOUR, there's bat on ball, and it's got him four! This is the first authoritative stroke that Gambhir has played in front of square, stepping forward to drive hard through cover

India 39/1   G Gambhir 28* (32b 6x4)

8.6

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, and Gambhir ends the over with his umpteenth leave

India 40/1   G Gambhir 28* (33b 6x4)

10.1

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, Anderson continues, snaking one away from Gambhir through the air but aiming the ball right at off stump to get the batsman playing

10.2

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, pushed slightly wider of Gambhir, who doesn't need to play a shot this time

10.3

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, and again, well wide of him and left alone

10.4

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, another wide delivery that moves even further away through the air. England are not really getting the batsmen playing at many here, bowling much too wide of off

10.5

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, and again, wide of off and all Gambhir has to do is patiently leave alone

10.6

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, well, that could be a challenge for him. The fullest, widest ball of the over and for some reason Gambhir throws the bat at it. Close to the edge, and that's put a smile on Anderson's face

India 40/1   G Gambhir 28* (39b 6x4)

11.2

Bresnan to Gambhir, 1 run, quick single! With so many men behind the bat, there's just space for a quick single as the ball is tapped there

India 42/1   G Gambhir 29* (40b 6x4)

12.1

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, full and swinging away, but aimed close enough to the off stump to draw a forward defensive from Gambhir

12.2

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, Anderson is getting the swing going both ways, this one snakes back in to Gambhir but he spots it in good time and defends

12.3

Anderson to Gambhir, 1 run, Gambhir lunges forward in defence once more, the ball taking the inside half of the bat and rolling into space on the leg side to allow a single

India 43/1   G Gambhir 30* (43b 6x4)

13.1

Bresnan to Gambhir, no run, banged in short! That's the first real bouncer we've seen this morning, and it was a good one that had Gambhir ducking for cover

13.2

Bresnan to Gambhir, no run, pitched up and swinging, Gambhir defends

13.3

Bresnan to Gambhir, no run, solid defence once more from the batsman. Gambhir seems to have settled quite nicely despite the challenging conditions. He's got to make the most of this start

13.4

Bresnan to Gambhir, FOUR, that'll help! Great shot, Gambhir stepping forward to punch the ball straight, between the stumps and mid-off. Cracking shot, right out of the middle

13.5

Bresnan to Gambhir, no run, the riposte is a bouncer! It's a sharp one, but Gambhir weaves out of the way in good time

13.6

Bresnan to Gambhir, no run, pitched up and defended to end the over

India 47/1   G Gambhir 34* (49b 7x4)

15.1

Bresnan to Gambhir, no run, Gambhir continues in defensive mode as Bresnan hits a length on off stump

15.2

Bresnan to Gambhir, no run, wide enough of off that Gambhir doesn't need to play any shot

15.3

Bresnan to Gambhir, no run, fuller, straighter and this time it's defended. The ball moved in through the air and off the pitch, taking the inside half of the bat

15.4

Bresnan to Gambhir, no run, defended once more, although not entirely solidly

15.5

Bresnan to Gambhir, no run, fuller still, and wide too. This time Gambhir leans into a drive, but doesn't quite time it as the ball rolls to cover

15.6

Bresnan to Gambhir, 1 run, an easy single behind square on the leg side, Gambhir working a length delivery off the hip

India 52/1   G Gambhir 35* (55b 7x4)

16.1

Broad to Gambhir, no run, good bounce and carry for Broad, but it's outside off and Gambhir raises his hands high to leave

16.2

Broad to Gambhir, 1 run, Gambhir hops and jabs behind square on the leg side, he wants the single straight away and Dravid eventually gets across too

India 53/1   G Gambhir 36* (57b 7x4)

17.1

Bresnan to Gambhir, no run, pitched up, but wide of Gambhir, who gets across to cover his off stump and leave alone

17.2

Bresnan to Gambhir, no run, Gambhir gets forward and defends light, his eyes over the ball

17.3

Bresnan to Gambhir, 1 run, good bounce from Bresnan, who lands one on a short length to get Gambhir hopping. The batsman deals with it well, fending it down behind square on the leg side and picking up a single

India 56/1   G Gambhir 37* (60b 7x4)

18.1

Broad to Gambhir, 1 run, slammed down short of length, again Gambhir hops and tucks to fine leg for one

18.6

Broad to Gambhir, no run, clipped off the hip towards square leg

India 58/1   G Gambhir 38* (62b 7x4)

19.4

Bresnan to Gambhir, no run, curving gently in, defended by Gambhir

19.5

Bresnan to Gambhir, OUT, gone! Bowled him! Bresnan has been probing away on that off stump line, this one swung sharply back in as Gambhir stepped forward to drive, nipping in between bat and pad to clatter into the stumps. What a waste, Gambhir had struggled through the new ball and really looked set, but that was a loose drive and he's paid the price. A thick inside edge meant the ball cannoned into the stumps, and he's got to go.

G Gambhir b Bresnan 38 (89m 64b 7x4 0x6) SR: 59.37

India 59/2   G Gambhir 38 (64b 7x4)
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
Series Results
England v India at The Oval - Aug 18-22, 2011
England won by an innings and 8 runs
England v India at Birmingham - Aug 10-13, 2011
England won by an innings and 242 runs
England v India at Nottingham - Jul 29-Aug 1, 2011
England won by 319 runs
England v India at Lord's - Jul 21-25, 2011
England won by 196 runs
More results »

Match Coverage

Photos

Aug 14, 2011

India's dethroning as the World No. 1 hits the front pages back home, August 14, 2011

India's dethroning as the World No. 1 hits the front pages back home

© ESPNcricinfo Ltd

Aug 13, 2011

A fan dressed in a Spiderman costume climbs up a stand support, England v India, 3rd Test, Edgbaston, 3rd day, August 13, 2011

A fan dressed in a Spiderman costume climbs up a stand support

© Getty Images

All photos for this match | Galleries