India tour of England, 4th Test: England v India at The Oval, Aug 18-22, 2011
Pataudi Trophy - 4th Test
England won by an innings and 8 runs
18,19,20,21,22 August 2011 (5-day match)
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Sharma to Cook, OUT, Ishant strikes! What a completely different first over than yesterday. Sharma stays in the channel just outside off, this time slightly fuller, Cook thinks he can drive at this, he does so, but the front foot is not quite close to the line of the ball. A healthy edge settles with Sehwag at first slip

AN Cook c Sehwag b Sharma 34 (126m 87b 4x4 0x6) SR: 39.08

England 75/1   AJ Strauss 38* (74b 5x4)   I Sharma 8.5-2-17-1

Sreesanth to Strauss, OUT, Loose loose shot. Strauss has scored two runs in more than an hour again, and he now goes for the release shot off a wide delivery. Wide and full. He has to really stretch to reach it. Gets an edge as the ball moves away with the angle. Wasim Akram says on air that a bowler should bowl there on purpose once in a while

AJ Strauss c †Dhoni b Sreesanth 40 (183m 106b 5x4 0x6) SR: 37.73

England 97/2   IR Bell 20* (35b 2x4)   S Sreesanth 9-1-31-1

Raina to Pietersen, OUT, gone! Good catch by Raina off his own bowling! Good bowling too, actually. Pietersen ran down to repeat the shot, Raina held it back and Pietersen just checked his drive, ending up lobbing it towards Raina who dived well and held on with two hands. Ends another brilliant innings from the series' highest-scorer

KP Pietersen c & b Raina 175 (339m 232b 27x4 0x6) SR: 75.43

England 447/3   IR Bell 174* (286b 17x4 2x6)   SK Raina 9-0-32-1

Sreesanth to Anderson, OUT, gone! Sreesanth strikes to remove Anderson. The delivery was very full full - a long half-volley - and quite wide too. Anderson threw the bat at it, getting a thick edge to Laxman at second slip. He stood there for a moment, perhaps wondering whether it was a bump ball - it was that full - but that is a clear edge and he's got to go. There's no great send-off from Sreesanth, but he fixes Anderson with a steely stare as the batsman marches off

JM Anderson c Laxman b Sreesanth 13 (32m 26b 2x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

England 480/4   IR Bell 194* (321b 19x4 2x6)   S Sreesanth 25.1-2-107-2

Sreesanth to Morgan, OUT, got 'im! Sreesanth hopped much wider on the crease for this one, sending the ball down full and wide. This time Morgan couldn't resist, poking outside off and sending a thick edge through to Dhoni. That'll help raise India's morale a touch. Enter Ravi Bopara ...

EJG Morgan c †Dhoni b Sreesanth 1 (17m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 10.00

England 487/5   IR Bell 198* (326b 19x4 2x6)   S Sreesanth 26.4-2-109-3

Raina to Bell, OUT, Raina strikes, Bell is out! He was trying to force the pace, and stepped right across to off before bending into a slog sweep. Bat swished past ball, which thudded into pad in front of middle, and up went Simon Taufel's finger to send the batsman on his way. Bell is applauded all the way to the boundary, raising his bat in appreciation. He's helped to put his team into a virtually impregnable position

IR Bell lbw b Raina 235 (497m 364b 23x4 2x6) SR: 64.56

England 548/6   RS Bopara 23* (41b 2x4)   SK Raina 13.4-1-42-2
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Hours of play (local time) 11am start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 16.10-16.30, Close 18.30

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