Pataudi Trophy - 3rd Test

England v India

England won by an innings and 242 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

9.1

Bresnan to Dravid, no run, he finds movement away from Dravid to start, the ball wide of off and left alone

9.2

Bresnan to Dravid, no run, that's close! This one came back in and struck Dravid on the pad as he over-balanced ... But umpire Steve Davis says no, and rightfully so as he's spotted the inside edge Dravid got on that

9.3

Bresnan to Dravid, no run, shaping away again, and left alone

9.4

Bresnan to Dravid, no run, Bresnan continues to probe away outside off, Dravid has a good look and leaves alone

9.5

Bresnan to Dravid, no run, beaten on the outside edge! This ball has jagged extravagantly off the seam, nipping away from a loose drive by the batsman

9.6

Bresnan to Dravid, no run, and hopping defence to end a good first over from Bresnan

India 40/1   TT Bresnan 1-1-0-0

11.1

Bresnan to Dravid, 1 run, pitched right up to the bat on off stump, Dravid jabs the ball behind square for one

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

11.3

Bresnan to Dravid, no run, on a length and straight, Dravid defends from the crease

11.4

Bresnan to Dravid, no run, full again, but wider of off and going further through the air. Left alone

11.5

Bresnan to Dravid, no run, Dravid leans well forward to defend a swinging full ball into the off side

11.6

Bresnan to Dravid, no run, and solid defence to end the over

India 42/1   TT Bresnan 2-1-2-0

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   TT Bresnan 3-1-6-0

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   TT Bresnan 4-1-7-0

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

17.4

Bresnan to Dravid, no run, full outside off, Dravid leans out to defend to cover

17.5

Bresnan to Dravid, no run, Bresnan goes wide on the crease but also lands the ball wide of off, and Dravid safely offers no shot

17.6

Bresnan to Dravid, no run, again he's outside off, and this time Dravid raises his arms above his head in exaggerated fashion to leave

India 56/1   TT Bresnan 5-1-8-0

19.1

Bresnan to Dravid, no run, fuller, straighter, and this time a forward defensive is the response

19.2

Bresnan to Dravid, no run, a length delivery rises past the defensive bat to strike him on the thigh

19.3

Bresnan to Dravid, 1 leg bye, that's off the pad and into the leg side, the batsmen taking a single

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

19.6

Bresnan to Tendulkar, no run, full, straight, and defended first up

India 59/2   TT Bresnan 6-2-8-1

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

24.4

Bresnan to Dravid, no run, full and straight once more, wobbling away through the air as Dravid comes forward to defend

24.5

Bresnan to Dravid, no run, this is probing stuff from Bresnan, as Dravid is forward again to defend a ball aimed at his stumps

24.6

Bresnan to Dravid, no run, swinging away outside off, and a leave to end the over

India 73/3   TT Bresnan 7-2-13-1

26.1

Bresnan to Dravid, no run, full, aimed right at the off stump and Dravid is well forward in defence

26.2

Bresnan to Dravid, OUT, that's a nut! Dravid is undone by a cracking delivery from Bresnan, it landed on a perfect length and straightened off the pitch, zipping past the outside edge of his hopeful defence and making a mess of the stumps. It was already England's session, but this wicket has really tipped things in their favour. Bresnan has been as dependable as ever, and he's also got two wickets for good measure. India are in a deep hole now

R Dravid b Bresnan 22 (111m 68b 3x4 0x6) SR: 32.35

26.3

Bresnan to Raina, no run, and he gives him the full, wide one as surprise... left alone by Raina

26.4

Bresnan to Raina, no run, the bouncer now, outside the line of leg, Raina gets inside the line

26.5

Bresnan to Raina, 2 runs, back of a length now, Raina moves across and pushes this down the ground for two

26.6

Bresnan to Raina, no run, aha, the naughty attempt at fending one aimed at his ribs, luckily for Raina he misses it, and takes the blow on the body

India 77/4   TT Bresnan 8-2-15-2

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   TT Bresnan 9-3-15-2

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   TT Bresnan 10-4-15-2

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   TT Bresnan 11-4-23-2

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

34.5

Bresnan to Mishra, no run, Bresnan bowls the full one, and Mishra defends

34.6

Bresnan to Mishra, no run, gets under the bouncer now

India 100/6   TT Bresnan 12-4-31-3

36.1

Bresnan to Mishra, no run, too good for the tailender, leaving him against the angle, beats the edge

36.2

Bresnan to Mishra, no run, fuller, into the pads, and Bell is superb as usual at short leg. This is no edge, and has gone firmly at him, but he fields and has a hit for a run-out too. Misses

36.3

Bresnan to Mishra, no run, pushed to cover off the middle of the bat

36.4

Bresnan to Mishra, FOUR, full and straight, Mishra presents it the middle of the bat, and the timing beats mid-on. That's the one advantage of attacking fields if you are a batsman. Pushes can get you fours

36.5

Bresnan to Mishra, no run, ducks under a bouncer, not much venom in this

36.6

Bresnan to Mishra, no run, full and wide, left alone

India 104/6   TT Bresnan 13-4-35-3

38.1

Bresnan to Dhoni, FOUR, full and wide, Dhoni wristily drives it through the covers. Walked into this shot to get close to the pitch of the ball

38.2

Bresnan to Dhoni, no run, short of a length, outside off, left alone

38.3

Bresnan to Dhoni, no run, another leave from Dhoni, this was wide outside off

38.4

Bresnan to Dhoni, no run, away-swinger, pitches around off and leaves him, but Dhoni lets it go

38.5

Bresnan to Dhoni, 1 run, a straight half-volley, pushed down the ground, Pietersen puts in a dive from mid-on to save three runs

38.6

Bresnan to Mishra, no run, the effort ball, rears off a length, leaves him too, Mishra has a poke at it, but is beaten

India 110/6   TT Bresnan 14-4-40-3

45.1

Bresnan to Dhoni, 1 run, short of a length again, Dhoni works it to long leg for a single

45.2

Bresnan to Kumar, no run, another bouncer, Kumar ducks under it

45.3

Bresnan to Kumar, FOUR, short and wide, Kumar goes to meet the ball away from the body, but hits it off the sweet part of the bat, and gets four runs in front of square

45.4

Bresnan to Kumar, no run, short again, Kumar is behind it in defence

45.5

Bresnan to Kumar, no run, another bouncer that fails to involve Kumar

45.6

Bresnan to Kumar, no run, Kumar takes another blow on that arm. This is the fourth according to my count. But he is not flinching, and keeps getting the odd leg-byes

India 155/7   TT Bresnan 15-4-45-3

47.1

Bresnan to Kumar, 1 run, another short ball, Kumar is behind it, and picks an easy single into the covers

47.2

Bresnan to Dhoni, no run, length ball now, defended back to Bresnan

47.3

Bresnan to Dhoni, no run, that's a beauty, and I am baffled as to why they are not bowling more of this... fuller delivery, leaving Dhoni, beats the edge. This is likelier to get a wicket than the short ones

47.4

Bresnan to Dhoni, 1 run, pushes down towards mid-on for a single

47.5

Bresnan to Kumar, no run, another bouncer, looks to let it hit his arm, but this one takes the handle of the bat, down onto the pad

47.6

Bresnan to Kumar, no run, fends this after moving across, keeping it down

India 159/7   TT Bresnan 16-4-47-3

49.1

Bresnan to Dhoni, no run, Bresnan is short again, Dhoni has little trouble pushing this back

49.2

Bresnan to Dhoni, 2 runs, fuller, played with an open face, towards deep point. They want the second, Kumar sends him back, but the overthrow gets them the second

49.3

Bresnan to Dhoni, SIX, Dhoni! Suddenly the wicket is looking like Wankhede... Walks down at Bresnan and slogs him across the line for a six over cow corner

49.4

Bresnan to Dhoni, no run, wide outside off, left alone

49.5

Bresnan to Dhoni, 1 run, back of a length, pushed wide of cover for a single

49.6

Bresnan to Kumar, no run, that's a short one into the chest/ribs area, Kumar fends at this, it goes uppishly off the glove, but towards cover and not towards short leg

India 177/7   TT Bresnan 17-4-56-3

51.1

Bresnan to Kumar, no run, first rash shot from Kumar, backs away and pulls, but it falls safe towards mid-on

51.2

Bresnan to Kumar, no run, gets under this bouncer

51.3

Bresnan to Kumar, no run, gets inside the line of this short delivery, plays it towards where leg slip would be. Came off the thigh I think

51.4

Bresnan to Kumar, 1 leg bye, gets inside the line again, gets a leg-bye to fine leg

51.5

Bresnan to Dhoni, 1 run, Dhoni mis-hits this pull, gets a single to midwicket

51.6

Bresnan to Kumar, no run, short ball, too far down the leg side

India 183/7   TT Bresnan 18-4-57-3

53.1

Bresnan to Dhoni, 1 run, back of a length, pushed in front of his body, gets a single to cover

53.2

Bresnan to Kumar, 4 byes, just as I say that, he bowls a horror delivery for Prior. From wide of the crease, short down the crease, going away and away

53.3

Bresnan to Kumar, OUT, Review time. And Strauss has made a second excellent review today. Kumar makes a belated decision to hook this one, gets a faint faint edge that the umpire doesn't pick. Prior is convinced, and Strauss makes the time-out signal. Rightly, the decision is overturned. Kumar has played an important hand, though

P Kumar c †Prior b Bresnan 26 (55m 39b 4x4 1x6) SR: 66.66

53.4

Bresnan to Sharma, no run, Bresnan gives him the full one, good thinking from him... Sharma pokes at it, and is beaten

53.5

Bresnan to Sharma, no run, short, into the body, Sharma gets inside the line

53.6

Bresnan to Sharma, no run, full outside off, left alone now

India 195/8   TT Bresnan 19-4-58-4

55.1

Bresnan to Sharma, no run, back of a length, outside off, pushed towards silly point, which is slightly deeper

55.2

Bresnan to Sharma, no run, bouncer into the chest, Sharma gets tall, and fends it down, well short of Bell at short leg

55.3

Bresnan to Sharma, no run, short again, Sharma gets inside the line of the ball

55.4

Bresnan to Sharma, no run, fuller, Sharma is deep in the crease, across him stumps, but defends well

55.5

Bresnan to Sharma, FOUR, short, poor line down the leg side, Sharma gets inside the line, tucks it around the corner for four

55.6

Bresnan to Sharma, no run, short ball again, around off, Sharma keeps it down without trouble

India 205/8   TT Bresnan 20-4-62-4
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England won by an innings and 8 runs
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England won by 319 runs
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