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   JM Anderson 1-0-8-0

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

2.6

Anderson to Dravid, no run, Dravid defends on the walk, but his head is right over the ball as he keeps it out

India 17/1   JM Anderson 2-0-17-0

4.1

Anderson to Dravid, no run, hooping away from Dravid through the air, and he wisely opts to play no stroke

4.2

Anderson to Dravid, 1 run, that's the right line and length from Anderson. He pitches up to the bat on off stump, and is tapped down behind gully for one

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   JM Anderson 3-0-18-0

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

6.6

Anderson to Dravid, 2 runs, shaping away from off stump, Dravid steps forward and taps the ball down behind square on the off side for two

India 35/1   JM Anderson 4-0-21-0

8.1

Anderson to Dravid, no run, shaping away, full and straight. Dravid defends, jabbing the ball down towards a diving Morgan at gully

8.2

Anderson to Dravid, no run, well, in the end I suppose he's left this. The ball left Dravid through the air, and initially he set himself to play a defensive shot. The movement took the ball past the edge as he pulled the bat inside the line

8.3

Anderson to Dravid, no run, this is a legitimate leave, Dravid getting across and shouldering arms

8.4

Anderson to Dravid, no run, and left alone once more, Anderson swinging the ball away outside off

8.5

Anderson to Dravid, 1 run, straighter from Anderson, Dravid taps to leg for a single

8.6

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

India 40/1   JM Anderson 5-0-22-0

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   JM Anderson 6-1-22-0

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

12.4

Anderson to Dravid, no run, Dravid shifts his weight back and clips to the man at square leg

12.5

Anderson to Dravid, no run, the hands thrust away from the body as Dravid defends down towards gully. He almost had to stretch to play that

12.6

Anderson to Dravid, no run, swinging away outside off, and this time he does the right thing by leaving alone

India 43/1   JM Anderson 7-1-23-0

21.1

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, play-and-miss! Swinging away quite wide of off, a pretty harmless delivery and Tendulkar might well have let it go. Instead he swishes, and misses. Big groan from the crowd

21.2

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, swinging away outside off, and this time he does leave alone

21.3

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, on a length and aimed at midde and off. Defended softly into the off side

21.4

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, what a ball! That is an absolute cracker. Anderson aimed full again, but this time it hit the deck and nipped very sharply back in, bursting through the gap between bat and pad and buzzing past the stumps

21.5

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, this time Tendulkar moves forward into solid defence, with bat and pad right together

21.6

Anderson to Tendulkar, 1 run, just short of a good length, and Tendulkar is off the mark with a nudge to midwicket

India 60/2   JM Anderson 8-1-24-0

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

23.4

Anderson to Dravid, 2 runs, nicely played by Dravid, who picks up the length early and punches forcefully through cover point off the back foot. He doesn't quite pick up four, but it's a top shot all the same

23.5

Anderson to Dravid, no run, Anderson aims much fuller, Dravid defends

23.6

Anderson to Dravid, no run, full wide, and nipping away from the batsman. Dravid steps right across and raises his arms into a graceful leave

India 68/3   JM Anderson 9-1-27-0

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   JM Anderson 10-1-29-0

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

27.3

Anderson to Raina, no run, the away swinger, the same delivery that got him at Lord's - Raina drives at it, gets a thick edge, but it falls short of gully

27.4

Anderson to Raina, no run, better from Raina, gets a big stride in before leaving this one alone

27.5

Anderson to Raina, no run, length ball, around off, swinging away, Raina defends off the middle of the bat

27.6

Anderson to Raina, no run, keeps probing around off, left alone this time, though

India 78/4   JM Anderson 11-1-30-0

29.1

Anderson to Raina, no run, back of a length, guided towards gully with soft hands

29.2

Anderson to Raina, no run, fuller now, Raina comes forward to push it to cover

29.3

Anderson to Raina, no run, short, outside off, Raina stays inside the line

29.4

Anderson to Raina, no run, short, rearing up towards the chest, gets him to fend at it, which is what England want. Raina keeps it down, though

29.5

Anderson to Raina, no run, fuller now, but wide of off, left alone

29.6

Anderson to Raina, no run, lovely delivery, pitches middle and off and leaves him, Raina pushes it to mid-off

India 82/4   JM Anderson 12-2-30-0

31.1

Anderson to Raina, no run, looks for one into the ribs, but this is too straight and Raina need not play at it

31.2

Anderson to Raina, no run, short of a length, Raina is on his toe to defend it away from his body. Keeps it down

31.3

Anderson to Raina, no run, bouncer, too short, too high, Raina ducks under it easily

31.4

Anderson to Raina, 2 runs, length ball, angling into the pads, helped away for a couple

31.5

Anderson to Raina, no run, full, driving length, but hit back to Anderson

31.6

Anderson to Raina, no run, shorter, and wider, left alone

India 84/4   JM Anderson 13-2-32-0

33.1

Anderson to Raina, OUT, Plays all around this one! He has missed a straight half-volley! Anderson has been taking the ball away from Raina, who sees a juicy full around off and goes for a big drive. This, though, comes in with the angle, and takes the middle stump out. Raina hopelessly outside the line

SK Raina b Anderson 4 (26m 21b 0x4 0x6) SR: 19.04

33.2

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, and he plays a cut without feet, is nowhere close to it. Just threw his hands at it. Beaten

33.3

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, fuller, closer to off, defended to Anderson

33.4

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, nearly walks into edging one, a near replay of his TB dismissal. However, at the last moment, withdraws from the shot

33.5

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, comes forward before shouldering arms to one outside off

33.6

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, another leave outside off

India 92/5   JM Anderson 14-3-32-1

40.1

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, walks down the track, sees a short ball, lets it hit him in the thigh

40.2

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, short ball, nips back in, cramps Dhoni. Kumar wants the single, but it hasn't gone far from Anderson

40.3

Anderson to Dhoni, FOUR, Intent from Dhoni... this is a length ball, gets a stride in, plays on the up, deliberately in the air, and straight down the ground

40.4

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, back of a length, angling in, pushed back

40.5

Anderson to Dhoni, FOUR, pulled powerfully, not much behind this short ball, he rocks back and smashes this past midwicket

40.6

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, stays away from this short one, though

India 123/7   JM Anderson 15-3-40-1

42.1

Anderson to Kumar, no run, short, but down the leg side, doesn't bother him

42.2

Anderson to Kumar, no run, a third time Kumar lets the ball hit him in the arm. Hasn't flinched once

42.3

Anderson to Kumar, no run, plays at this one, towards where short leg would have been

42.4

Anderson to Kumar, 1 run, No gully! No gully! They are trying to have him fend at deliveries, but they don't have a gully. This would have gone down the said fielder's lap. Instead they get a single, although Kumar has to be woken up for it

42.5

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, gets under this bouncer with ease

42.6

Anderson to Dhoni, 1 run, backs away this time, the bouncer follows him, gets bat on it, keeps it down, and takes a single

India 130/7   JM Anderson 16-3-42-1

44.1

Anderson to Dhoni, FOUR, more runs for India, Dhoni pushes at this one, gets a thick edge that goes along the ground and bisects second slip and gully

44.2

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, slower on now, Dhoni pushes at it in front of his body, but keeps it down

44.3

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, back to bowling short, Dhoni is on his toes to punch this towards cover

44.4

Anderson to Dhoni, SIX, Whoa! Dhoni is in the house! Gets under this length ball, gets a clean swing going, and launches this over long-off. The crowd is scattered

44.5

Anderson to Dhoni, 1 run, gets inside the line to turn this short one into the leg side for one. Helps that they are bowling bouncers without a short leg in place

44.6

Anderson to Kumar, no run, he fends this one, but keeps it down. Too many short-pitched deliveries for my liking. They have got wickets pitching the ball up

India 150/7   JM Anderson 17-3-53-1

54.1

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, short ball, around off, defended

54.2

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, short and wide, cut away in front of square, Dhoni turns down the single

54.3

Anderson to Dhoni, 2 runs, superb running between the wicket, plays with soft hands, into the on side, and he is desperate to come back for two. Sharma responds

54.4

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, cut away powerfully, doesn't take the single

54.5

Anderson to Dhoni, FOUR, swat-pull, like it was a fly in his face... Backs away and pulls this out of his face, in front of square. Good way to bring up the 200

54.6

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, Anderson succeeds in keeping Dhoni away from the strike, cramping him up with a shortish delivery

India 201/8   JM Anderson 18-3-59-1

56.1

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, Dhoni shuffles down straight away and bottom-hand shoves this to deep cover. Doesn't bother with a single at this stage

56.2

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, Anderson shoves this one full and wide. Too wide for Dhoni to swipe at

56.3

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, touch flat-footed from the India captain. Inside edge flew past the stumps and down to fine leg but still the single is rejected

56.4

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, righty, that might be the last delivery with the field up. Dhoni defends off his pads

56.5

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, slipped down the leg side. That will do nicely for Anderson

56.6

Anderson to Dhoni, FOUR, lovely shot! Just what Dhoni would want. Shuffles leg side and guides back-foot drive through point. Morgan dives manfully but fruitlessly

India 209/8   JM Anderson 19-3-63-1

58.1

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, Dhoni shuffles up the crease and shoves a drive back at the bowler

58.2

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, when Dhoni cracked this out to deep point he might have thought he could get two. Alas. So he settles for nothing

58.3

Anderson to Dhoni, 2 leg byes, good running this time. Anderson's delivery angles down to fine leg via a pad which allows the couple to be taken

58.4

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, patted back to the bowler very easily

58.5

Anderson to Dhoni, FOUR, four more! Whipped off the pads very fine and collects another boundary. Poor bowling but that's been created by Dhoni's positivity

58.6

Anderson to Dhoni, 1 run, Dhoni wanders leg side and Anderson follows but somehow Dhoni gets low and wheels a pull shot away to get his single to keep the strike

India 216/8   JM Anderson 20-3-68-1

60.1

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, Dhoni drives into the off side. Played it well too

60.2

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, always feels a bit odd watching singles being rejected and bowlers not really trying to get batsmen out

60.3

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, bunted down the ground but again the single is denied

60.4

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, Dhoni shuffles down the wicket but only to pat back to Anderson. Field should come up now

60.5

Anderson to Dhoni, 1 run, good delivery as Anderson follows Dhoni leg side. But the single is taken which means Anderson has just one delivery at Ishant

60.6

Anderson to Sharma, no run, Ishant easily pats a shortish delivery to point. He's doing his job very well

India 224/8   JM Anderson 21-3-69-1

62.1

Anderson to Sharma, no run, Ishant is always the same. Shuffling across his stumps, getting very square on and defending

62.2

Anderson to Sharma, OUT, wow, that's a ridiculous catch from Cook! Nobody can believe it. He's at silly point and Ishant drove straight at him, somehow the ball lodged in his arm-pit and he ended up hugging the ball to take the catch

I Sharma c Cook b Anderson 4 (37m 19b 1x4 0x6) SR: 21.05

India 224/10   JM Anderson 21.2-3-69-2
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
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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
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England won by 319 runs
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