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

Broad to Sehwag, OUT, there's an appeal first ball! Broad slammed one down short of length and Sehwag leaned back, dropping his hands as the ball passed him ... or did it? It nipped back sharply off the seam, and may well have touched the glove. Prior went up straight away, as did the slip cordon. Strauss immediately asks for a review, he seems very sure. Yes, that's touched the glove! He's gone first ball! What a start for England

V Sehwag c †Prior b Broad 0 (6m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

India 8/1   G Gambhir 8* (6b 2x4)   SCJ Broad 0.1-0-0-1

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   R Dravid 20* (54b 3x4)   TT Bresnan 5.5-1-8-1

Broad to Tendulkar, OUT, Tendulkar is out! Full, swinging away, Tendulkar pokes and edges straight to Anderson at third slip. That's taken the intensity up a notch! And not only on the field, there's all sorts of lively statements flying around the Cricinfo office right now. Sambit may be feeling a little outnumbered just at the minute ... That is quite a wicket for England, and a second significant scalp for the in-form Broad.

SR Tendulkar c Anderson b Broad 1 (10m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 12.50

India 60/3   R Dravid 20* (60b 3x4)   SCJ Broad 8.1-2-27-2

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

India 75/4   VVS Laxman 13* (17b 2x4)   TT Bresnan 7.2-2-13-2

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

India 92/5   VVS Laxman 22* (37b 4x4)   JM Anderson 13.1-2-32-1

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   MS Dhoni 0* (5b)   TT Bresnan 11.4-4-31-3

Broad to Mishra, OUT, another straight half-volley gets a wicket... this is another teasing full ball just outside off, Mishra drives tamely, inside the line as it turns out. The ball does nothing, goes straight, and takes the edge

A Mishra c †Prior b Broad 4 (21m 13b 1x4 0x6) SR: 30.76

India 111/7   MS Dhoni 6* (21b 1x4)   SCJ Broad 11.3-4-33-3

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

India 195/8   MS Dhoni 55* (66b 7x4 2x6)   TT Bresnan 18.3-4-58-4

Broad to Dhoni, OUT, gone now! Pitched-up delivery that Dhoni tried to hack to the cover boundary, in a way he was unlucky because the edge found the one slip in Strauss, who took a decent catch. That said, given the field was deep was there a need to go so hard at it? Anyway, it has been an excellent counter-attacking innings that has lifted his team's mood and total up towards respectability

MS Dhoni c Strauss b Broad 77 (119m 96b 10x4 3x6) SR: 80.20

India 224/9   I Sharma 4* (17b 1x4)   SCJ Broad 16.2-5-53-4

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   S Sreesanth 0* (4b)   JM Anderson 21.2-3-69-2
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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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