India tour of England, 3rd Test: England v India at Birmingham, Aug 10-13, 2011
Pataudi Trophy - 3rd Test
England won by an innings and 242 runs
10,11,12,13 August 2011 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100

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

India 4/0   G Gambhir 4* (2b 1x4)   JM Anderson 0.2-0-4-0

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)   JM Anderson 1-0-8-0

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

India 12/1   G Gambhir 12* (8b 3x4)   JM Anderson 1.2-0-12-0

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

India 16/1   G Gambhir 16* (10b 4x4)   JM Anderson 1.4-0-16-0

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

India 23/1   G Gambhir 23* (16b 5x4)   SCJ Broad 1.5-1-6-1

Broad to Dravid, FOUR, shot. Classical stuff from Dravid, leaning right over the ball and checking his drive between the bowler and mid-off. There was superb timing on the stroke, once it went past the mid-off fielder there was no stopping it

India 28/1   R Dravid 5* (9b 1x4)   SCJ Broad 2.1-1-10-1

Broad to Dravid, FOUR, well, this is a spicy wicket but the runs are flowing. Very full once more, wider of off this time and so the drive is through cover rather than mid-off. Dravid threads the gap and Bopara is after it, but the ball wins the race

India 32/1   R Dravid 9* (12b 2x4)   SCJ Broad 2.4-1-14-1

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)   SCJ Broad 4-1-18-1

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

India 47/1   G Gambhir 34* (47b 7x4)   TT Bresnan 2.4-1-6-0

Broad to Dravid, FOUR, a loose-limbed, languid drive sends the ball scorching through cover! Driven as only Dravid can, a pleasure to watch

India 51/1   R Dravid 17* (38b 3x4)   SCJ Broad 4.4-1-22-1

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

India 64/3   VVS Laxman 4* (1b 1x4)   SCJ Broad 8.2-2-31-2

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

India 72/3   VVS Laxman 10* (10b 2x4)   TT Bresnan 6.2-2-12-1

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

India 88/4   VVS Laxman 18* (32b 3x4)   TT Bresnan 10.1-4-19-2

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

India 92/4   VVS Laxman 22* (35b 4x4)   TT Bresnan 10.4-4-23-2

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

India 96/5   VVS Laxman 26* (38b 5x4)   TT Bresnan 11.1-4-27-2

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

India 100/5   VVS Laxman 30* (40b 6x4)   TT Bresnan 11.3-4-31-2

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

India 104/6   A Mishra 4* (6b 1x4)   TT Bresnan 12.4-4-35-3

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

India 109/6   MS Dhoni 4* (16b 1x4)   TT Bresnan 13.1-4-39-3

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

India 119/7   MS Dhoni 10* (24b 2x4)   JM Anderson 14.3-3-36-1

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

India 123/7   MS Dhoni 14* (26b 3x4)   JM Anderson 14.5-3-40-1

Broad to Kumar, FOUR, Kumar swings now, and beneficially too, getting under a length ball and clearing mid-on with ease

India 127/7   P Kumar 4* (4b 1x4)   SCJ Broad 12.1-4-37-3

Broad to Dhoni, FOUR, a forehand up the line! Sees a half-tracker and goes after it. Even though it is too wide, he goes for it, and ends up hitting over extra cover. Maybe even straighter

India 134/7   MS Dhoni 19* (35b 4x4)   SCJ Broad 13.3-4-42-3

Broad to Dhoni, FOUR, After tennis, Dhoni plays some pool! Another four... are England getting carried away with short-pitch bowling here? Another bouncer here. Dhoni pulls, the ball hits the cue end, and the ball goes in front of square for four

India 138/7   MS Dhoni 23* (37b 5x4)   SCJ Broad 13.5-4-46-3

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

India 143/7   MS Dhoni 28* (39b 6x4)   JM Anderson 16.1-3-46-1

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

India 155/7   P Kumar 10* (13b 2x4)   TT Bresnan 14.3-4-45-3

Swann to Kumar, FOUR, Phew... that's murdered! This was tossed up for him to have a go, an Kumar lofted it right over Swann's head. Long-on, long-off don't matter. Fifty of the partnership

India 164/7   P Kumar 16* (23b 3x4)   GP Swann 1.3-0-7-0

Swann to Kumar, FOUR, this is a top shot because he has been beaten in the flight and then flicks it through covers. And the timing is good again

India 168/7   P Kumar 20* (24b 4x4)   GP Swann 1.4-0-11-0

Swann to Dhoni, FOUR, Dhoni gets to fifty, and in style, with a drive against the turn, away from the body, all along the gorund, past short cover. Not much of a celebration. Just a mild raise of the bat

India 181/7   MS Dhoni 52* (62b 7x4 2x6)   GP Swann 2.5-0-15-0

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

India 201/8   MS Dhoni 61* (71b 8x4 2x6)   JM Anderson 17.5-3-59-1

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

India 205/8   I Sharma 4* (8b 1x4)   TT Bresnan 19.5-4-62-4

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   MS Dhoni 65* (78b 9x4 2x6)   JM Anderson 19-3-63-1

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

India 215/8   MS Dhoni 69* (83b 10x4 2x6)   JM Anderson 19.5-3-67-1
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Hours of play (local time) 11am start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00

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