Pataudi Trophy - 5th Test

England v India

England won by an innings and 244 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

11.25 am A shaky top order will have one eye on the stats at the Oval - the team batting first has made forty scores over 400 (India feature twice on that list; a further four times on the receiving end though), but this seems a bowler's pitch on which England will unleash their two best hopes with a 2-1 lead. Do I even have to say how important this first hour is going to be? M Vijay marks his guard. Gautam Gambhir has another go on his Test comeback. Here is the man who dominated our morning's debate...

Acemaverick: "@Alagappan : Are we having Laxman in the commentary box this time around ?" That's top secret information which shall be revealed when I earn my secret cricinfo club ring and abuse its power. Shall keep you informed

"Noooo! Why are Finn and Stokes not playing? Jordan and Woakes are not (yet, in Jordan's case) test quality." It's the old don't-fiddle-with-what's-not-broke trick, James.

Sreechandra Red: "Can Stuart Binny be India's lucky charm? India did not lose when he has played. *Fingers Crossed*"

11.00 am England have won the toss and will bowl "Quite a lot of live grass and a lot of rain over the 24 hours, think it might do a bit," says Cook. "Stuart Broad is absolutely fine. Same team. All the guys have done well. The series is still alive and want to put them under pressure again"

"Wanted to bowl as well, tinge of green and would have liked the fast bowlers to have a go here when it did something," Dhoni says. "Two changes: Stuart Binny is in for Ravindra Jadeja and Ishant Sharma is also back, in place of Pankaj Singh. His experience is important, only fast bowler in the side with 50 Tests, the others are barely 10 Tests old. Runs of the board is important. The whole batting unit will not perform every day but we need good starts. Once they have got going, we have lost wickets. But I'm confident they will do better here"

"Time to settle the debate. Adam Gilchrist, one ball (in domestic T20s), one wicket, SR 0, Economy 0, Average 0, SR 1. Beat that." Consider it sealed, Andrew

10.45 am The umpires have decided on a 11.30 am start, with the toss at 11 am, pings in Sidharth Monga.

Sooryanarayanan has spotted one name that needs to be part of this debate: "Sincere request on behalf of all Indian fans. I don't mean to offend you Ashley Giles, but please don't come on for commentary. Your outstanding spell of 9 wickets at Old Trafford was good enough."

"I have a sneaking suspicion that retirement aside, Shane Warne is still the most skilful bowler in the world." Marcus tosses in a googly

Glenn McGrath: "Whats this I hear about someone else being the most skillful bowler in the world?" I think I might have created a monster...

Balladeer: "@Marcus: Death aside, Hedley Verity might want a say in the stakes!"

10.40 am "Just In: India plan to repeat shambolic performance at Oval to take limelight away from Anderson's 'skils,'" Tanmay.S has obviously not recovered from the last couple of Tests. Hopefully we'll have some good news after the delayed start. Inspection in five minutes

sai: "Yes Jimmy is most skilfull Bowler in the world if and only if Steyn is from other planet"

"What?? Jimmy 100 wickets ahead??...," Kesava is flabbergasted and has found an important loophole, "Anderson played 98 tests with 376 wickets and 180 ODIs with 255 wickets. On the other hand Steyn played just 75 tests with 383 wickets and just 82 ODIs with 125 wickets... He is played a whole 100 freaking ODIs lesser and 23 tests lesser.. How can you even say that?"

Tommy: "There's a couple of blokes who are unhappy about what Alastair Cook said yesterday. Call themselves Dale Steyn and Mitchell Johnson. Anybody know who they are?" As things get heated in this competition (and people seem to have forgotten all about the spinners again), some rain had meant the square had sustained some water which is our bugbear at the moment

Marcus: "Cook said Anderson was the most skilful bowler, not necessarily the best. There is difference in all forms of sports between most skilful and best. "

Richard McEvoy: "GB from SA states 'Stats do not lie' ref Steyn v Anderson. Jimmy is over 100 international wickets ahead at the moment, when (if) Dale catches up we'll start the conversation!"

"I can only but laugh at Cook's comments. Suggesting that Jimmy is the most skilful bowler in the world. Jimmy is not in the same league as Steyn. Sorry Alistair, stats don't lie!" scoffs GB from South Africa. Perhaps George Dobell's assessment of the England pace spearhead might be more to his liking

"I'm eager to know whether India would play Bhuvi-Ishant-Aaron," Rathnakar Sundaresan seems quite bubbly. "Their attack bowling attack would prove to be deadly!" Bhuvi has been India's best bowler across the series and Ishant has returned to fitness. Aaron's pace was a useful addition too. If only the Oval was as fast as it once was. Then again, an India side that came apart at Old Trafford would like a little lesser pace on the deck considering they have more questions than answers

So more time to settle and debate if James Anderson really is "the most skilful bowler in the world". On the one hand, he is eight wickets away from being the country's highest wicket-taker and on the other he.... okay, I got nothing

But they might have to wait a little bit. Jonathan Agnew has tweeted that "play will not start on time." BBC are on his heels: "Delayed start with an inspection at 1045."

10.10 am I bet they planned this. An England-India tussle on August 15 in the heart of London. A five-match series, crunched into as little time as defensible is at the end of the line and the scorline is 2-1 in favour of the hosts. Will India come out and pull off some Independence Day heroics?

0.1

Anderson to Vijay, no run, floated nice and full on off stump, keeping those three slips and gully of his alert, stroked to short cover

0.2

Anderson to Vijay, no run, homes in on off stump again, not quite so full. Vijay defends under his eyes

0.3

Anderson to Vijay, 3 runs, finds the gap but Jordan's quick enough and the outfield is sluggish enough to limit that to three. Invites the drive does Anderson and Vijay caresses it to the left of short cover.

0.4

Anderson to Gambhir, OUT, silence, says Anderson, to his detractors after luring Gambhir into the cordon. Just back of a length but he got it to jag away massively. The batsman had originally intended to play and then changed his mind, but the ball kissed the hanging, open face and sails through to the keeper.

G Gambhir c †Buttler b Anderson 0 (3m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Cheteshwar Pujara comes in and like most Indian No.3s is charged with mopping up

0.5

Anderson to Pujara, no run, teasingly full and curling away, Pujara watches carefully and decides to leave

0.6

Anderson to Pujara, no run, shorter and outisde off, an easier decision to shoulder arms for Pujara

End of over 1 (3 runs) India 3/1
CA Pujara    0* (2b)      JM Anderson    1-0-3-1
M Vijay    3* (3b)     

Stuart not-Bane-but-still-looking-scary Broad. Two black eyes, apparently

1.1

Broad to Vijay, no run, fuller in that offstump corridor, Vijay hoists his bat high over his head

1.2

Broad to Vijay, no run, back of a length and outside off, doesn't bother with it

1.3

Broad to Vijay, no run, shortish and outside off, Vijay has spotted it early and refrains from playing

1.4

Broad to Vijay, no run, touch fuller and but still wide enough for Vijay to let it sail through to the keeper outside off

Six men around the bat - four slips, gully and short leg

1.5

Broad to Vijay, no run, and all of them aren't necessary when the ball is outside off and allows Vijay to leave

1.6

Broad to Vijay, no run, fuller with a little swerve away, began too wide outside off though and it's an over full of 'Thank you very much, but I won't play'

End of over 2 (maiden) India 3/1
M Vijay    3* (9b)      SCJ Broad    1-1-0-0
CA Pujara    0* (2b)      JM Anderson    1-0-3-1

2.1

Anderson to Pujara, 1 run, full and almost on the base of off stump, Pujara eases it through the covers, opening the face on impact with the ball

Cook runs up to have a couple of words with his strike bowler

2.2

Anderson to Vijay, no run, brilliant bowling! This was just back of a good length, drew Vijay forward and the away swing took the ball well past the bat, which was being drawn back after it was looking to poke

2.3

Anderson to Vijay, 2 runs, inches forward and taps this fuller ball on off stump into the covers

2.4

Anderson to Vijay, no run, good front foot stride from Vijay again as he spots the outswinger, pitched fuller and outside off, and lets it go

2.5

Anderson to Vijay, no run, beaten! This was a good length and angled in, Vijay presses forward and defends, but comes in second best as the ball veers away past the outside edge

2.6

Anderson to Vijay, no run, testing over but Vijay has done reasonably well. This too was fuller and angled in, but he has learnt where his off stump is and knows he can leave this

satvir : "So, (Virtual) Indian openers Pujara and Vijay are out in the middle. Process (Fall of Wickets) is more important than result (Partnership of Pujara and Vijay) Everyone deserves freedom, why not Gambhir"

End of over 3 (3 runs) India 6/1
M Vijay    5* (14b)      JM Anderson    2-0-6-1
CA Pujara    1* (3b)      SCJ Broad    1-1-0-0

3.1

Broad to Pujara, no run, while at the other end, Broad bowls a heavy ball that nips back in and smacks Pujara under his belly. In no position to play that, would've been cut in half had his body not got in the way

3.2

Broad to Pujara, no run, outside edge, but it doesn't carry to Cook! Broad gets his radar far better and gets Pujara to push forward. Genuine edge as the good length ball straightens but the cordon is a touch deep

3.3

Broad to Pujara, no run, another inswinger, Pujara is slow to recognise it and wears it on the hip again. No control again as his bat leads his body

3.4

Broad to Pujara, no run, too wide, Pujara is happy with an easy escape from playing

3.5

Broad to Pujara, no run, fuller, but quite wide outside off. Pujara holds his bat firmly in its backlift

3.6

Broad to Pujara, 1 run, camps on his back foot and clips a shortish ball, angled in at him, behind square leg

End of over 4 (1 run) India 7/1
CA Pujara    2* (9b)      SCJ Broad    2-1-1-0
M Vijay    5* (14b)      JM Anderson    2-0-6-1

4.1

Anderson to Pujara, 1 run, tries to nudge it off his hips again, his footwork is rather nervous. Pulls his bottom hand off the bat and trots off to the non-strikers'

4.2

Anderson to Vijay, 1 run, good length on middle, Vijay is smart with his flick through midwicket

4.3

Anderson to Pujara, no run, back of a length and outside off, Pujara's bat strays away from his body but he controls the impulse at the last second

anshuman: "Ball swing both way for both the bowlers, what a beautiful display of swing bowling. I wish india could have fast bowlers pair like Anderson and Broad!"

4.4

Anderson to Pujara, no run, another beauty, this one a shade more fuller. Pujara's back foot goes to the leg side, the bat pushes away from the body and is beaten

4.5

Anderson to Pujara, 1 run, full and on the pads, tucked away to long leg

4.6

Anderson to Vijay, no run, back of a length and outside off, that means Vijay will not use his bat

sandesh: "Ah! we have crossed that dreaded no : 8"

End of over 5 (3 runs) India 10/1
M Vijay    6* (16b)      JM Anderson    3-0-9-1
CA Pujara    4* (13b)      SCJ Broad    2-1-1-0

Roddy: "What exactly is this mythical 'heavy' ball? What is the difference between Broad bowling an 83 mph heavy ball and Jimmy bowling an 83 mph inswinger that isn't? " Essentially, it is hitting the deck harder and coming off it quicker

5.1

Broad to Pujara, no run, fuller but it is just a bit wide enough for Pujara to enjoy shouldering his arms

5.2

Broad to Pujara, no run, banged in and follows him on middle and off, Pujara drops his wrists and lets it streak past his chest

5.3

Broad to Pujara, no run, he is looking very suspect on the off stump corridor! This is just back of a good length and curling in off the pitch. Pujara pokes tentatively and is beaten

5.4

Broad to Pujara, no run, full and wide, Pujara wants to feel bat on ball and prods to cover

5.5

Broad to Pujara, no run, strikes a good length outside off, Pujara lets it go

5.6

Broad to Pujara, OUT, his misery ends and it was quite tough to watch really. The stumps are rattled, but they are checking on the no-ball. Almost half his boot is behind the mark. Pujara is absolutely shocked. The bat was slow in coming down, there was enough gap between it and the pad to sneak through. Clips the top flap, then his arm and timber!

CA Pujara b Broad 4 (24m 19b 0x4 0x6) SR: 21.05

End of over 6 (wicket maiden) India 10/2
     SCJ Broad    3-2-1-1
M Vijay    6* (16b)      JM Anderson    3-0-9-1

MOLE 2312: "Please England make this test last longer than 3 days as I have got tickets for the 4th day ."

6.1

Anderson to Vijay, no run, fuller ball outside off, left alone

6.2

Anderson to Vijay, no run, Vijay's front pad had gone across and he had to bring his bat around it as Anderson bowls the inswinger. Seemed to be going down leg, which is what the umpire reckons

6.3

Anderson to Vijay, no run, back of a length, around off stump. Vijay plays with soft hands

6.4

Anderson to Vijay, no run, too good! Vijay is brought forward and can do nothing more than sigh that he didn't get an outside edge to a fuller ball that straightens from fifth stump

6.5

Anderson to Vijay, no run, back of a length and on off stump, Vijay is behind it. Nice and solid that time

6.6

Anderson to Vijay, 1 run, that's what India have to do. Vijay is solidly forward and pushes into a yawning gap at cover for a single

Ang Chahal: "Don't you think attack would have been the best policy considering Indian top order haven't dominated the english by defending?" Not when the bowling is so tight and there is help on offer

End of over 7 (1 run) India 11/2
M Vijay    7* (22b)      JM Anderson    4-0-10-1
V Kohli    0* (0b)      SCJ Broad    3-2-1-1

7.1

Broad to Vijay, no run, fuller ball outisde off, left alone

7.2

Broad to Vijay, 1 run

Virat Kohli faces his first ball

7.3

Broad to Kohli, no run, and boldly shoulders arms to a fuller ball that ducks back in. It clips the top flap of the back pad as it goes through to the keeper. Big appeal for leg before, but that might not have come back enough.

7.4

Broad to Kohli, no run, back of a length and nipping away outside off, left alone far wiser

7.5

Broad to Kohli, no run, all hands again from Kohli as he pushes at a lifting awayswinger outside off. Beaten, soundly

7.6

Broad to Kohli, no run, good length ball on off stump, Kohli is forward and meets it with the inside half of his bat as he underestimates the incoming delivery

Aamir: "Farming the strike to save Kohli will be the good option. What do you think?"

End of over 8 (1 run) India 12/2
V Kohli    0* (4b)      SCJ Broad    4-2-2-1
M Vijay    8* (24b)      JM Anderson    4-0-10-1

rahul: "Broad is looking like a zombie from resident evil movie." No wonder India are shaking

8.1

Anderson to Vijay, no run, pushes him back on middle, Vijay has to brings his straight bat into play

8.2

Anderson to Vijay, no run, has a wry smile on his face as a shortish ball that has a little curl away gets the outside edge. Soft hands keeps it from carrying to gully

8.3

Anderson to Vijay, no run, a touch more fuller outside off, Vijay has judged the line and lets it go

8.4

Anderson to Vijay, no run, good length ball, cuts back into him. Vijay gets a big stride while defending and is struck quite high on the pad and outside the line of off too. No use appealing for that

8.5

Anderson to Vijay, 4 byes, there's the inswinger again, a little too much angle on it though. Vijay looks to ride it to long leg but doesn't connect. Still has enough pace on it to beat Buttler

8.6

Anderson to Vijay, no run, just short of a good length, defended off the back foot

End of over 9 (4 runs, maiden) India 16/2
M Vijay    8* (30b)      JM Anderson    5-1-10-1
V Kohli    0* (4b)      SCJ Broad    4-2-2-1

9.1

Broad to Kohli, no run, shorter ball, ducking back in at him. Kohli is caught in the crease as he is struck on his hips

9.2

Broad to Kohli, no run, too wide, even if the length was quite good. Kohli doesn't need to play

9.3

Broad to Kohli, 1 run, this time he is lured outside off but is able to keep a short delivery down and into the covers

9.4

Broad to Vijay, 1 run, neatly done, this was angled in on his hips and Vijay tucks it away to long leg

9.5

Broad to Kohli, no run, shortish and nipping further away outside off. Cook's face was in danger at first slip until Buttler's gloves intervene

9.6

Broad to Kohli, no run, good ball, good decision not to play and this time the leave is quite a bit more confident. Saw it outside off and impudently raises his bat high over his head

Tharanga: "Come on Broad, Let Murali Vijay get a Single. We want to see the fight between Virat and Anderson."

Sri: "The best option for Kohli is to play aggressive. "

End of over 10 (2 runs) India 18/2
V Kohli    1* (9b)      SCJ Broad    5-2-4-1
M Vijay    9* (31b)      JM Anderson    5-1-10-1

10.1

Anderson to Vijay, no run, fuller, angled in and veering away. Vijay has read all of it and leaves

10.2

Anderson to Vijay, no run, back of a length and outside off, Vijay shuffles across to protect his stumps and shoulders arms

10.3

Anderson to Vijay, no run, good length ball on the stumps, Vijay is forward to block and gets an inside edge to the incoming delivery. Struck on the back thigh

10.4

Anderson to Vijay, 1 run, nicely done. Opens the face in accordance with the awayswing of the ball and plays quite late in front of point

10.5

Anderson to Kohli, no run, full and outside off, Kohli is forward to block

10.6

Anderson to Kohli, no run, extra bounce from Anderson now to go with the nip away. Kohli has to wring his bottom hand off the bat as it it had given him a shock to ensure the ball goes to ground

Siddhesh: "To play aggressively, you need to be timing the ball well, and to do that, you need to know which way the ball is going to move first. Trying to attack is no use when these batsmen seem to have no idea of where their off stump is. Their best shot is to play out an hour or so and hope that they survive till the ball gets older and the pitch stops doing something"

End of over 11 (1 run) India 19/2
V Kohli    1* (11b)      JM Anderson    6-1-11-1
M Vijay    10* (35b)      SCJ Broad    5-2-4-1

Nithin Suresh: "Finding Solace by going through Cricinfo's Coverage & Scorecard of England's Ashes Tour Down Under in 2013... Trying to find relief in reading reports of Bailey's clubbing of "the most Skillful Bowler" for 28 Runs in an over & Cook's First Ball Dismissal off Ryan Harris in Perth..."

11.1

Broad to Vijay, 2 runs, full and angled in, Vijay was looking for a crisp extra cover drive but has to settle for an inside edge through midwicket

11.2

Broad to Vijay, no run, good length ball on middle and off, Vijay plays the angle coming it at him by flicking to short leg

11.3

Broad to Vijay, no run, shortish, but this time Broad slips it down the leg side. Vijay's leg glance doesn't make contact

11.4

Broad to Vijay, no run, stays in line with a shortish ball coming in at him, defended solidly

Four slips, gully and short leg has been pinned to the field since the start for Broad

11.5

Broad to Vijay, no run, fuller ball, curling away. Vijay isn't bothered by it

11.6

Broad to Vijay, no run, ducks back in off a good length, Vijay is forward and gets an inside edge to short leg

End of over 12 (2 runs) India 21/2
M Vijay    12* (41b)      SCJ Broad    6-2-6-1
V Kohli    1* (11b)      JM Anderson    6-1-11-1

Rahul: "With so much rain in the last few days,the only sports which Indians could have practiced was fishing. That's what they are doing right now.Fishing outside off,fishing outside leg.. :("

12.1

Anderson to Kohli, FOUR, is that it? Yes, the first four of the morning off the bat. This was overpitched from Anderson and Kohli has pushed it through mid-off. Lovely straight face

12.2

Anderson to Kohli, no run, good length ball attempting to lure Kohli outside off, mission failed

12.3

Anderson to Kohli, 1 run, has to adjust to a good length ball that jags back in. Loosens the grip on his bat and tucks it away to the right of short leg

12.4

Anderson to Vijay, no run, banged in short and it is allowed to sail over Vijay's left shoulder. Buttler is the only one concerned by it as he has to run to his left and leap to bring that in

A few pigeons have occupied the point area and some of them seems to be distracting the batsman

12.5

Anderson to Vijay, no run, didn't come back as far enough as Vijay thought. Just back of a length and outside off, so close to the outside edge as the batsman pushes with hard hands

12.6

Anderson to Vijay, no run, leg-stumpish and Vijay picks it away to midwicket off the back foot

End of over 13 (5 runs) India 26/2
M Vijay    12* (44b)      JM Anderson    7-1-16-1
V Kohli    6* (14b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    6-2-6-1

Chris Jordan's turn now

13.1

Jordan to Kohli, no run, finds a good length on off stump, Kohli is on the back foot as he blocks

13.2

Jordan to Kohli, no run, steep angle in at Kohli before the ball straightens. The batsman is careful as he plays with soft hands and ensures the edge goes down in front of square on the off side

13.3

Jordan to Kohli, no run, restrains from the push again as he meets a full length ball with a straight face

13.4

Jordan to Kohli, OUT, he's out leaving the ball again! Kohli looks dreadfully disappointed. He was on the back foot, shuffling and the ball has stayed on with the angle in at him. Dharmasena takes a long look and finally raises the finger. Ball tracker says it would have been on-field call, just about kissing off stump

V Kohli lbw b Jordan 6 (34m 18b 1x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

sam: "No more parade please.... its almost over #theIndependenceDay"

Ajinkya Rahane straps up. Will he be able to pull off another Lord's?

13.5

Jordan to Rahane, no run, that's just about the perfect first ball from a batsman's perspective. Sliding way down leg. No need to even flinch

13.6

Jordan to Rahane, no run, much better, gets it nice and full on off stump, pushed to mid-on

End of over 14 (wicket maiden) India 26/3
AM Rahane    0* (2b)      CJ Jordan    1-1-0-1
M Vijay    12* (44b)      JM Anderson    7-1-16-1

Chris Woakes completes the support act

14.1

Woakes to Vijay, no run, finds a good length and gets a little nibble in. Vijay has pushed across with his front leg and has to play around it. Might have drifted down leg

14.2

Woakes to Vijay, no run, back of a length outisde off, loads of carry for Woakes as the batsman lets it go

14.3

Woakes to Vijay, no run, another back of a length delivery outside off, no need to play

14.4

Woakes to Vijay, no run, back of a length and straightening, Vijay is back and across as he plays inside the line

14.5

Woakes to Vijay, no run, fuller and shaping away outside off, shoulders arms

14.6

Woakes to Vijay, 2 runs, hustles Vijay for pace and he has to pull away his bottom hand to ensure the outside edge falls short of the gully

End of over 15 (2 runs) India 28/3
M Vijay    14* (50b)      CR Woakes    1-0-2-0
AM Rahane    0* (2b)      CJ Jordan    1-1-0-1

15.1

Jordan to Rahane, no run, fuller in length but safe enough outside off to let it go

15.2

Jordan to Rahane, no run, calmly let through to the keeper after seeing this back of a length delivery was well outside off

15.3

Jordan to Rahane, no run, good length ball slid down the leg side. The pressure is visibly lesser with these two, but India's top order just can't stick it out

15.4

Jordan to Rahane, no run, floated outside off and Rahane plants his front leg towards the ball and leaves

15.5

Jordan to Rahane, no run, this time Rahane is tempted! Goes for the booming drive and the nip away means he is beaten. Soundly

15.6

Jordan to Rahane, OUT, pushes in front of his body and offers a sharpish catch back to the bowler! He was going for the drive again and realised the danger perhaps a bit too late. Tried to check his stroke and ends up with another tame dismissal to go with the one at Ageas Bowl

AM Rahane c & b Jordan 0 (13m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

End of over 16 (wicket maiden) India 28/4
     CJ Jordan    2-2-0-2
M Vijay    14* (50b)      CR Woakes    1-0-2-0

Naimesh Kansara: "It seems Indian team has taken Dhoni's comment seriously. They are looking for finishing this game in couple of days to have some good rest..." Here's the man himself

16.1

Woakes to Vijay, no run, short of a length, Vijay gets back and across and blocks with soft hands. Outside edge goes down before reaching gully

16.2

Woakes to Vijay, no run, stays on the back foot as he defends with a straight bat

16.3

Woakes to Vijay, 1 run, short again, Vijay gets up on his toes and rides it behind point

16.4

Woakes to Dhoni, no run, just short of a good length, but Dhoni, batting on off stump, knows this is outside his eye line and can be left

16.5

Woakes to Dhoni, FOUR, opened him up with a fuller ball on off stump. Dhoni is stuck in the crease and gets an outside edge that streaks past the third slip to the boundary

16.6

Woakes to Dhoni, no run, ripper from Woakes! Pitched short of a length and straightening. Dhoni had to play because it was in that corridor and is lucky not to nick it

Shankar: "India trying a novel way to ensure Moeen doesn't take top order wickets - make sure there is no top order in when (if) he comes on to bowl."

End of over 17 (5 runs) India 33/4
MS Dhoni    4* (3b 1x4)      CR Woakes    2-0-7-0
M Vijay    15* (53b)      CJ Jordan    2-2-0-2

17.1

Jordan to Vijay, no run, fuller ball, but a touch too wide of off stump. Doesn't play

17.2

Jordan to Vijay, 2 runs, tucks one off his hips to the right of short leg. Ensures his bat and body were in close contact with each other to get better control of the shot

17.3

Jordan to Vijay, no run, fuller delivery that nips away, Vijay lunges forward and shoulders arms

17.4

Jordan to Vijay, no run, changes it up with a fuller ball that is angled in. Vijay is watchful, gets his front pad across and sees it sail past off stump

17.5

Jordan to Vijay, no run, teasing awayswinger outside off, Vijay isn't bothered by it

17.6

Jordan to Vijay, 1 run, poor ball from Jordan, straying on the pads and clipped away smartly to long leg

Amanat Ali: "Why you are keep saying 'top order'. Its 'top-disorder' "

End of over 18 (3 runs) India 36/4
M Vijay    18* (59b)      CJ Jordan    3-2-3-2
MS Dhoni    4* (3b 1x4)      CR Woakes    2-0-7-0

18.1

Woakes to Vijay, no run, Vijay is on off stump, back in his crease and plays the angle. But Woakes gets the length ball to jag away and beat the outside edge

18.2

Woakes to Vijay, no run, twice in a row now. This is fuller and closer to off stump. Vijay comes forward to block and is beaten by the away movement again

18.3

Woakes to Vijay, no run, goes even fuller and this time gets an outside edge, but soft hands were behind the defensive stroke and that means the ball goes to ground behind gully

18.4

Woakes to Vijay, no run, fuller ball ducks back in, Vijay is forward and leaves outside off

18.5

Woakes to Vijay, OUT, and that just about seals things! England's selection has paid off. Vijay's patience runs out. Admittedly this was a pretty good ball, back of a length and straightening to get the outside edge. Root is at gully and he has to dive forward, juggle it, but holds on to it

M Vijay c Root b Woakes 18 (91m 64b 0x4 0x6) SR: 28.12

Stuart Binny taps at the pitch and fronts up to the last ball of yet another successful over for England

18.6

Woakes to Binny, no run, good length and jagging away after pitching again. Binny covers his stumps and blocks

End of over 19 (wicket maiden) India 36/5
STR Binny    0* (1b)      CR Woakes    3-1-7-1
MS Dhoni    4* (3b 1x4)      CJ Jordan    3-2-3-2

Rohan: "India 75 all out. England declares without batting. India 75 all out again! England makes a quick fire 150. Test match over today. Would that make the record books? "

19.1

Jordan to Dhoni, no run, fuller and teasing outside off, Dhoni leaves

19.2

Jordan to Dhoni, no run, punched to extra cover as this is full and angled in at Dhoni

19.3

Jordan to Dhoni, no run, good length ball, perhaps seeking to turn it into a magic one, as he targets leg stump and gets it to move away. But the angle is too acute and goes down leg

19.4

Jordan to Dhoni, no run, shortish on middle, Dhoni taps it to short leg

19.5

Jordan to Dhoni, no run, fuller ball on and around off stump and at 87mph too. Dhoni is left groping for the ball as it nips away off the deck and beats him

vijay: "The body language of the indian batsmen have been extremely negative as if you can just tell they are about to get out"

19.6

Jordan to Dhoni, no run, good length ball on off stump, Dhoni keeps it out

End of over 20 (maiden) India 36/5
MS Dhoni    4* (9b 1x4)      CJ Jordan    4-3-3-2
STR Binny    0* (1b)      CR Woakes    3-1-7-1

Mani: "we used to give 'baby over' (3 ball overs) for inexperienced bowlers..could we play a 'baby test match' (2 days) and see if India can draw this?"

20.1

Woakes to Binny, 1 run, too straight from Woakes and Binny gets off the mark with a flick to long leg

20.2

Woakes to Dhoni, no run, waits on the fuller ball to come to him and clips into the leg side. Short leg is in the way though, but this was middled. Only a heartless person would call that a chance

20.3

Woakes to Dhoni, no run, watchfully defended into the leg side, good length ball on the stumps. Binny thought there was a single, but Dhoni disagrees

20.4

Woakes to Dhoni, no run, fuller on middle, Dhoni covers his stumps and blocks with a straight bat

20.5

Woakes to Dhoni, no run, gets forward and pushes down the ground to mid-off

20.6

Woakes to Dhoni, 1 run, shortish and on the body, Dhoni is pushed deep in his crease and works it away to square leg

End of over 21 (2 runs) India 38/5
MS Dhoni    5* (14b 1x4)      CR Woakes    4-1-9-1
STR Binny    1* (2b)      CJ Jordan    4-3-3-2

21.1

Jordan to Dhoni, no run, just short of a good length but it is wide enough outside off for Dhoni to shoulder arms

21.2

Jordan to Dhoni, 1 leg bye, in two minds again! This was shortish and snaking down leg, Dhoni was looking to glance it away and then decides he wanted to leave it. Took too long deciding and the ball tickles his side and goes behind him

21.3

Jordan to Binny, no run, fuller ball outside off, Binny is forward to block. Outside edge kept down from the cordon

21.4

Jordan to Binny, no run, full and nipping back in, Binny looks to punch and gets it off the inside half of the bat towards mid-on

ashraf: ""This team won the world cup" keeps ringing in my head all day long."

21.5

Jordan to Binny, no run, fires in a yorker that Binny plays with a closed face and gets a thick, outside edge that skirts away to gully. Two of them in place

21.6

Jordan to Binny, no run, shortish and slid down leg, Binny looks to help it away but can't connect

End of over 22 (1 run, maiden) India 39/5
STR Binny    1* (6b)      CJ Jordan    5-4-3-2
MS Dhoni    5* (16b 1x4)      CR Woakes    4-1-9-1

22.1

Woakes to Dhoni, no run, back of a good length and outside off, Dhoni refuses to play

22.2

Woakes to Dhoni, no run, well done from Dhoni, he's looked reasonably solid in his little time out there. This was full and at fifth stump. Close call to leave, but a good call nonetheless

22.3

Woakes to Dhoni, no run, sneaks this one back in at him, skids off the deck and Dhoni's flick is beaten. Struck on the pads as it dribbles to short leg

22.4

Woakes to Dhoni, no run, back of a length and outside off, allowed on its path to the keeper

22.5

Woakes to Dhoni, no run, goes for the yorker, Dhoni digs it out to mid-off

22.6

Woakes to Dhoni, no run, shortish on middle and leg, Dhoni is in line with it and turns it to short leg. Good work from Robson

mavR: "This team will face Mitch Johnson and and co in afew months time.Keeps ringing in my head !!"

End of over 23 (maiden) India 39/5
MS Dhoni    5* (22b 1x4)      CR Woakes    5-2-9-1
STR Binny    1* (6b)      CJ Jordan    5-4-3-2

23.1

Jordan to Binny, 3 runs, shoved past the man at cover. First sight of Moeen Ali and he foils Binny's bid for a boundary. A touch too full and the batsman got forward and timed it quite nicely

23.2

Jordan to Dhoni, 1 run, shortish and angled into the body, Dhoni shuffles and picks it behind square leg

Three slips, two gullies, short cover, short leg in place

23.3

Jordan to Binny, no run, good length ball curling away outside off, he gets into a front-foot defence. A half-hearted one and by the time he pulls the bat away, he is beaten

23.4

Jordan to Binny, no run, fuller ball nipping in towards off stump, Binny has a good idea of where it is though and leaves well

Nayeem: "Only thing that's ringing in my head is "Is Indian top order inspired by Chris Martin""

23.5

Jordan to Binny, no run, back of a length and straightening, Binny is squared up as he pokes, albeit with soft hands and the ball falls short of gully

23.6

Jordan to Binny, no run, full on off stump, Binny drills it down the ground towards the on side boundary, but Broad cuts the angle and dives full length to his left to ensure that is a dot

End of over 24 (4 runs) India 43/5
STR Binny    4* (11b)      CJ Jordan    6-4-7-2
MS Dhoni    6* (23b 1x4)      CR Woakes    5-2-9-1

24.1

Woakes to Dhoni, no run, walks into the stroke as this is fuller and outside off, driven to cover

24.2

Woakes to Dhoni, no run, good length ball on off stump, Dhoni keeps it out

24.3

Woakes to Dhoni, no run, shortish and in the corridor, Dhoni bunts it down towards point

24.4

Woakes to Dhoni, no run, caught in the crease as the back of a good length ball straightens. Takes the edge but falls short of Root in the cordon, which has one of the gullies a few paces up from the other

24.5

Woakes to Dhoni, no run, back of a length and outside off, left well alone

24.6

Woakes to Dhoni, no run, a little closer to off stump that time, but still not close enough to bring Dhoni into a shot and that will lunch

1.30 pm India's duo could not wait to get off the field while England took their time exchanging high-fives. It was a good toss to win, there had been quite a lot of rain and the pitch did retain a little more grass. Both captains thought there would be enough for the seamers but MS Dhoni hoped the top order would display better application. Considering he is already out there in the middle, he would be quite disappointed with them. It wasn't 8 for 4 but it is 43 for 5. James Anderson found an excellent line and length, couple that with his movement and he tormented India again. Stuart Broad was very tight and the biggest gain for England is that Chris Jordan and Chris Woakes are looking dangerous as well. On the other hand, Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli seem to be developing new chinks in their armour with every passing day. Both of them looked quite ordinary today and have left things down to their captain to see if something can be salvaged. Andrew McGlashan will field your angry comments or your gushing encomiums depending on your nationality after lunch

End of over 25 (maiden) India 43/5
MS Dhoni    6* (29b 1x4)      CR Woakes    6-3-9-1
STR Binny    4* (11b)      CJ Jordan    6-4-7-2

2.05pm Welcome back to the afternoon session, although not sure we'll resume on time as there is some drizzle in the air. But it shouldn't linger for long. Already the rain seems to have cleared. Kumar Dharmasena has just checked the light. Well, doesn't look like a delay: Alastair Cook is leading out England. Stuart Broad will resume for a second spell...four slips, gully and a short leg

25.1

Broad to Binny, no run, back on the testing line outside off, left alone by Binny

25.2

Broad to Binny, no run, this one is pushed a little wider outside off, not a threatening delivery, carries low through to Buttler

25.3

Broad to Binny, no run, back of a length on off stump, defended into the covers

25.4

Broad to Binny, no run, fuller on off stump, Binny gets onto the front foot and drives to mid-off who is stationed pretty close

25.5

Broad to Binny, no run, that's a very careless waft by Binny, tempted by a full delivery outside off but it continues to swing away and he's left playing miles away from his body

25.6

Broad to Binny, no run, nips back off a length and takes a thick inside edge into his thigh pad but loops straight of short leg

End of over 26 (maiden) India 43/5
STR Binny    4* (17b)      SCJ Broad    7-3-6-1
MS Dhoni    6* (29b 1x4)      CR Woakes    6-3-9-1

It's over to Jimmy. Three slips and a gully

26.1

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, on a length at off stump, defended with a dead bat by Dhoni

26.2

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, fuller outside off, shapes away, Dhoni isn't lured into a drive and instead leaves well alone

26.3

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, drags the length back this time, it's left alone through to the keeper

Laks: "Indian bowlers wanted to bowl first on these condition. Our batsmen never let them down, so getting out quickly and will provide an opportunity bowl in bowler friendly condition. "

26.4

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, full and nips away outside off but didn't quite start straight enough to make the batsman play

Broad brings his opening partner some sawdust for his take-off area

26.5

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, there's the other one, swinging back into Dhoni, in fact it was more off the seam, takes him high on the pads

26.6

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, defends this length delivery quite late and it squirts off an inside edge to the leg side...still 43 for 5

End of over 27 (maiden) India 43/5
MS Dhoni    6* (35b 1x4)      JM Anderson    8-2-16-1
STR Binny    4* (17b)      SCJ Broad    7-3-6-1

27.1

Broad to Binny, no run, whoops, that didn't come out right, it's very wide outside off and must have been close to being called...Buttler takes in front of first slip

27.2

Broad to Binny, no run, now he sprays one the other side, banged in short down the leg side, Buttler dives to his left to gather it. The radar not quite in sync for Broad

27.3

Broad to Binny, no run, another windy whoosh outside off, pushed full on an enticing line outside off and Binny responding with a big drive but didn't make contact

27.4

Broad to Binny, 1 run, angled into the pads, deflects wide of short leg and the batsman are able to swap ends

27.5

Broad to Dhoni, no run, good delivery, tails in from outside off but started just wide enough for Dhoni to be able to leave it

27.6

Broad to Dhoni, no run, another one is allowed to pass by outside off stump

Sunny: "Enough of funny comments and leg pulling..is anyone even looking at the bigger picture? Where do we go from here? Are we going to see any stricter actions being taken after this test match or the memories of this pathetic display will be wiped off after a home series or IPL????"

End of over 28 (1 run) India 44/5
MS Dhoni    6* (37b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    8-3-7-1
STR Binny    5* (21b)      JM Anderson    8-2-16-1

28.1

Anderson to Binny, no run, what a beauty! This did everything. Started to angled into Binny then straightened off the seam to zip past the outside edge.

Short leg now in place for Anderson

28.2

Anderson to Binny, no run, this one jags away past the outside edge, actually missed the bat by a country mile because it did so much

28.3

Anderson to Binny, no run, careless stroke, a flat-footed poke outside off to a delivery slightly shorter of length. No need to play at those.

28.4

Anderson to Binny, no run, nips back off the seam and is defended into the off side

28.5

Anderson to Binny, no run, it's talking for Jimmy. And it's saying 'nick me'. Binny nearly does so as the ball curves past his outside edge once again

28.6

Anderson to Binny, no run, gets onto the front foot and defends square to point

End of over 29 (maiden) India 44/5
STR Binny    5* (27b)      JM Anderson    9-3-16-1
MS Dhoni    6* (37b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    8-3-7-1

29.1

Broad to Dhoni, no run, full, swinging away, left alone

29.2

Broad to Dhoni, no run, plants his front foot forward then watches the ball shape away outside his off stump

29.3

Broad to Dhoni, no run, straighter delivery, full length, shaping into Dhoni who drives and gets a thick edge into his boot

29.4

Broad to Dhoni, no run, not so full this time, holds its line outside off, left alone

29.5

Broad to Dhoni, no run, beaten by a ripper! Short of a length, it climbs and nips to fly past Dhoni's outside edge and Buttler takes this one on the rise

29.6

Broad to Dhoni, no run, he takes a blow, you see this fairly often from Dhoni, he's happy to wear one from a back-of-a-length delivery which nips back and takes him on the chest

End of over 30 (maiden) India 44/5
MS Dhoni    6* (43b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    9-4-7-1
STR Binny    5* (27b)      JM Anderson    9-3-16-1

30.1

Anderson to Binny, no run, jeez, this one has come back a mile at Binny. Whooping swing from outside off and he just manages to jab down on it at the last moment. Such a testing spell.

30.2

Anderson to Binny, no run, and now the other way. Wonderful bowling from Anderson. Binny all at sea at the moment as this one swings away past the outside edge

Worth another slip?

30.3

Anderson to Binny, OUT, no need for another slip! This one goes straight to Cook at first. Full, shaping away, takes a thick outside edge and flies nicely to the captain. That came from some of the highest-quality swing bowling you'll see, regardless of the quality of player it was against

STR Binny c Cook b Anderson 5 (51m 30b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

30.4

Anderson to Ashwin, FOUR, so close! Gives Ashwin the inswinger first ball, it jags back and takes the inside edge which scoots past the stumps down to fine leg. Didn't have a clue.

30.5

Anderson to Ashwin, no run, on off stump, behind the line and defended to cover

30.6

Anderson to Ashwin, no run, gets square up a touch by the movement but is able to defend safely to the off side

Ashwin looked as good as any of the India batsman at Old Trafford, even if a low base had been set

End of over 31 (4 runs) India 48/6
R Ashwin    4* (3b 1x4)      JM Anderson    10-3-20-2
MS Dhoni    6* (43b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    9-4-7-1

31.1

Broad to Dhoni, FOUR, this one is full enough for Dhoni to drive through the covers, not much footwork but he watched it onto the bat and turned his wrists to find space in the off side

31.2

Broad to Dhoni, no run, short and wide, left alone

31.3

Broad to Dhoni, no run, full outside off, a touch too wide, no shot offered

Taj: "Just woke up and got to work here in the US...is there a rain delay and you are just playing a replay of the last test? "

31.4

Broad to Dhoni, no run, pushed down the leg side, it's not quite come out right for Broad since lunch. Forcing it a little, maybe

31.5

Broad to Dhoni, FOUR, very full again, he's able to pick off another drive through the covers...a very floaty delivery from Broad

31.6

Broad to Dhoni, no run, a similar delivery, perhaps not quite so full, and Dhoni opts to leave alone on this occasion after an over that brought a significant percentage of India's runs

End of over 32 (8 runs) India 56/6
MS Dhoni    14* (49b 3x4)      SCJ Broad    10-4-15-1
R Ashwin    4* (3b 1x4)      JM Anderson    10-3-20-2

32.1

Anderson to Ashwin, 3 runs, comes forward, opens the face and guides this through point

32.2

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, full outside off, pushed square behind point, for a moment Dhoni wanted the single but was quickly sent back

32.3

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, gets an inside edge on a straight delivery which cannons into the pads

32.4

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, full and moves away extravagantly as it is left alone through to Buttler

32.5

Anderson to Dhoni, 1 run, another edge, a thickish one and Dhoni played it with soft hands which means it fell well short of third slip where Ballance parries it for a single

32.6

Anderson to Ashwin, no run, using the crease this time, deliveries from wider, creates an angled into Ashwin then the ball nips off the seam and the batsman is beaten by quite a long way

End of over 33 (4 runs) India 60/6
R Ashwin    7* (5b 1x4)      JM Anderson    11-3-24-2
MS Dhoni    15* (53b 3x4)      SCJ Broad    10-4-15-1

Short cover in place. Fourth slip is very close again

33.1

Broad to Dhoni, no run, full and quite wide, this one barely reaches Buttler on the full

33.2

Broad to Dhoni, no run, back of a length outside off, left alone

33.3

Broad to Dhoni, no run, now Broad makes one come back into the batsman, it's left alone and passes pretty close to off stump

rahul: "Ashwin is averaging more than MSD! Why not play him as a specialist bat removing one of the specialist batsmen."

There's a pigeon on the pitch. Anderson tries to get rid of it. Wonder if he sledged it?

33.4

Broad to Dhoni, 1 run, a strong drive by Dhoni, not perfectly timed towards mid-off but Jordan can't stop it cleanly with a drive

33.5

Broad to Ashwin, no run, beaten! He's late coming forward, a little caught on the crease, and he drives away from his body

33.6

Broad to Ashwin, no run, shoved down the leg side

End of over 34 (1 run) India 61/6
R Ashwin    7* (7b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    11-4-16-1
MS Dhoni    16* (57b 3x4)      JM Anderson    11-3-24-2

Anil Sharma: "After so many ducks, finally a pigeon. "

34.1

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, full outside off, not one of those that Dhoni wants to drive so he leaves alone

Tom Jewell on the field as a sub

34.2

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, shapes back into Dhoni who tries to play to leg but doesn't make contact, gets taken on the pad

34.3

Anderson to Dhoni, 1 run, squeezed off an inside edge down to long leg, it was very full, Dhoni's footwork was pretty static, playing with hard hands

34.4

Anderson to Ashwin, no run, back of a length, on off stump, defended back to the bowler

Chris Pike: "tom jewell? They're scraping the barrel. he's just been released from Surrey." Chance to take a good catch and get noticed

34.5

Anderson to Ashwin, 3 runs, positive stroke from Ashwin, punches a full delivery wide of mid-on...the outfield is still pretty sluggish and Broad is able to haul it in with a dive and slide

34.6

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, full outside off, left alone

Meanwhile, in the women's Test at Wormsley India have been set 181 for victory

End of over 35 (4 runs) India 65/6
MS Dhoni    17* (61b 3x4)      JM Anderson    12-3-28-2
R Ashwin    10* (9b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    11-4-16-1

35.1

Broad to Ashwin, no run, full, takes the pad and there's the start of an appeal but it's clearly angling down the leg side

35.2

Broad to Ashwin, no run, filthy shot this time, it's such a wide delivery that he can barely reach it but still tries to have a drive

35.3

Broad to Ashwin, 2 runs, that's more controlled, drives off the back foot through the covers - scatters the pigeons - and Jordan chases from mid-off

35.4

Broad to Ashwin, 1 run, full on off stump, neatly played with a firm push into the wide open spaces of the covers

35.5

Broad to Dhoni, no run, nips back off a length and takes Dhoni on the thigh pad

35.6

Broad to Dhoni, no run, a walking leave this time

This pair have at least shown a bit of intent, as they did in the first innings at Old Trafford

End of over 36 (3 runs) India 68/6
MS Dhoni    17* (63b 3x4)      SCJ Broad    12-4-19-1
R Ashwin    13* (13b 1x4)      JM Anderson    12-3-28-2

First change in bowling of this session as Chris Woakes replaces Anderson

36.1

Woakes to Ashwin, no run, back of a length, runs off a thickish outside edge along the ground to point

36.2

Woakes to Ashwin, no run, lovely delivery, a probing line outside off and considerable movement away from the batsman to was beaten coming forward

36.3

Woakes to Ashwin, no run, this one doesn't jag and Ashwin is behind the line, defending towards mid-on

36.4

Woakes to Ashwin, OUT, is this a superb catch? Yes, it is. Root in the gully as Ashwin is squared up and gets a thick outside edge. Root is convinced he has grabbed it low to the turf. Ashwin stands his ground and the umpires went upstairs. We know what can happen here. It does appear, at first look, that his fingers are under the ball. Over to the third umpire. He has a look at a couple of replays...and it's given!

R Ashwin c Root b Woakes 13 (31m 17b 1x4 0x6) SR: 76.47

Four slips and a gully, or five slips, plus a short leg

36.5

Woakes to Kumar, no run, did this carry?! Root in the gully again. Bhuvneshwar pressing forward, pushing at a full delivery and getting a edge but this time it doesn't reach the cordon on the full

36.6

Woakes to Kumar, no run, back of a length, outside off, left alone

End of over 37 (wicket maiden) India 68/7
B Kumar    0* (2b)      CR Woakes    7-4-9-2
MS Dhoni    17* (63b 3x4)      SCJ Broad    12-4-19-1

37.1

Broad to Dhoni, 1 bye, poor delivery, short and angled away down the leg side, Buttler does well to prevent four byes as he flings himself to his left

England may not mind too much as it gets Bhuvneshwar on strike

37.2

Broad to Kumar, FOUR, takes advantage of some width, it was quite short as well, and he upper cut it over the slips to third man. He was in control of this

GG: "We can praise the English bowlers, however, we should also observe that they have hardly dropped any catches. While India is fielding there is 50% chance of you getting out on edging it to the slips"

37.3

Broad to Kumar, no run, back to full at off stump, Bhuvneshwar almost pops a return catch as he pushes a fraction early

37.4

Broad to Kumar, no run, dragged too wide outside off, left alone

37.5

Broad to Kumar, no run, fuller outside off, left well alone

37.6

Broad to Kumar, no run, not a great delivery, or an especially good over, as it's too wide outside off

Can India make three figures? To find out it's over to Alan until tea.

End of over 38 (5 runs) India 73/7
B Kumar    4* (7b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    13-4-23-1
MS Dhoni    17* (64b 3x4)      CR Woakes    7-4-9-2

Afternoon all. Some London taxi drivers refuse to go south of the river... Looks like India have lost their way again around the Kennington area

38.1

Woakes to Dhoni, no run, full and swinging to line up off stump, Dhoni gets across and defends solidly enough

38.2

Woakes to Dhoni, FOUR, pitched up, inviting the drive, MS says 'Thank ye very much, don't mind if I do', crumps four through the covers - he's reached the 20s!

38.3

Woakes to Dhoni, 1 run, slightly back of a length, over middle and leg, worked short towards midwicket for a single

38.4

Woakes to Kumar, no run, length ball, angled in at 85mph and holding its line, Bhuvi defends towards backward point

38.5

Woakes to Kumar, no run, length on the stumps, flicks across the line and the ball rolls wide of Buttler off the pads, Dhoni turns down a run

38.6

Woakes to Kumar, 1 run, nearly sneaks through, stays a little low and Bhuvneshwar is saved by an inside edge! Squeezes the ball out behind square and they scamper one

End of over 39 (6 runs) India 79/7
B Kumar    5* (10b 1x4)      CR Woakes    8-4-15-2
MS Dhoni    22* (67b 4x4)      SCJ Broad    13-4-23-1

England turn to their fourth horseman, Chris Jordan, in place of Broad

39.1

Jordan to Kumar, OUT, long hop wide of the stumps... and Bhuvnesh has nicked off! Me oh my, this goes from bad to farce for India, that should have been scattering pigeons through backward point but, in throwing the bat for all his might, Bhuvi got the airiest little tickle on the toe, it was clearly audible and Jos Buttler snapped up another

B Kumar c †Buttler b Jordan 5 (12m 11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 45.45

Varun Aaron is in at No. 10. He might get a bowl on here soon

39.2

Jordan to Aaron, no run, starts with a loopy bumper, this time wide down the leg side, Aaron weaves safely out of the wap

39.3

Jordan to Aaron, no run, in the channel, back of a length and defended down into the ground towards point

39.4

Jordan to Aaron, no run, goes full of a length, quite wide and swinging away further, Aaron watches it through

39.5

Jordan to Aaron, no run, bangs this in halfway down again, looking to get Aaron as he did a week ago at Old Trafford, drops the hands under it

"Bring Back Sachin!!" squeals Anant Verma. He couldn't do much worse...

39.6

Jordan to Aaron, no run, short and rising nastily, Aaron turns his back on it and is clattered on the arm guard! Spicy stuff from Jordan, perhaps meting out some treatment on behalf of old "Panda" Broad

The last time India got bowled out for less than 100, by the way, was against South Africa at Ahmedabad in 2008. Although they have, at least, gone past the 76 they made that dau

End of over 40 (wicket maiden) India 79/8
VR Aaron    0* (5b)      CJ Jordan    7-5-7-3
MS Dhoni    22* (67b 4x4)      CR Woakes    8-4-15-2

40.1

Woakes to Dhoni, no run, Woakes continues in the channel outside off stump, slightly back of a length, straightening and lets it through

40.2

Woakes to Dhoni, no run, short of a length again, holding its line and Dhoni again drops back, raises the hands out the way

40.3

Woakes to Dhoni, no run, tighter to the off stump, defended down into the leg side

40.4

Woakes to Dhoni, no run, angled in with the arm, shortish and worked off the back foot behind square, Dhoni decides not to take the single on offer

40.5

Woakes to Dhoni, FOUR, short again, this time wide enough for Dhoni to go after it, rocks back and swats a hefty cut through backward point - go chase that

40.6

Woakes to Dhoni, no run, slings this down the leg side, short and looping through to Buttler as Dhoni looks at it quizzically

"I see India being ruthless here," titters Jarvan. "They decided not to give any wicket to Moeen and they are sticking to the plan. Whatever the cost!!!"

End of over 41 (4 runs) India 83/8
MS Dhoni    26* (73b 5x4)      CR Woakes    9-4-19-2
VR Aaron    0* (5b)      CJ Jordan    7-5-7-3

41.1

Jordan to Aaron, no run, Jordan continues to pepper Aaron, climbing over the leg stump, plays it well enough, deep in the crease and defended to earth

"Bring back Kapil Dev and Ganguly as well then," chuckles Jignesh

41.2

Jordan to Aaron, no run, big appeal from behind the stumps as Aaron wafts at another short ball outside off, Jordan didn't seem too interested and neither is Kumar Dharmasena - don't think he would have hit that with a frying pan, such was the gap between bat and ball

41.3

Jordan to Aaron, no run, back of a length and rising in the channel outside off, Aaron draws his blade inside

41.4

Jordan to Aaron, no run, continues to dig the ball in, this is fended safely towards point off the back foot

41.5

Jordan to Aaron, no run, oi vey, unplayable! This jagged away from the batsman and over the top of the stumps, having started off going down the leg side. Turned Aaron inside out, might as well have given him a wedgie on the way through, so comprehensively was he done

41.6

Jordan to Aaron, no run, beaten again, just a tentative prod at a length ball around off stump, missed it by some distance

End of over 42 (maiden) India 83/8
VR Aaron    0* (11b)      CJ Jordan    8-6-7-3
MS Dhoni    26* (73b 5x4)      CR Woakes    9-4-19-2

"I think India should just follow-on now!" suggests Neil, with a wicked grin

42.1

Woakes to Dhoni, no run, full, slides down the leg side and Dhoni flicks and misses walking across his stumps

42.2

Woakes to Dhoni, no run, shortish and in the corridor, lets this one zip through outside off

42.3

Woakes to Dhoni, no run, pitched up on middle and off, wristily punched towards mid-on, slightly set back

42.4

Woakes to Dhoni, no run, goes back and across, drops the hands to another back-of-a-length delivery outside off

42.5

Woakes to Dhoni, no run, banged in short, doesn't really get up for the pull shot that Dhoni attempts, though, bottom edged on to his thigh pad and into the off side

42.6

Woakes to Dhoni, no run, wide full bunger, only just inside the return crease, Dhoni crouches but eschews a shot

Time for some poetry, from Aarkayne: "Dumpty Dhoni sat on a wall, Dumpty Dhoni had a great fall, All of Srini's farces, All of Srini's cement, Could not put Dumpty Dhoni together again!"

End of over 43 (maiden) India 83/8
MS Dhoni    26* (79b 5x4)      CR Woakes    10-5-19-2
VR Aaron    0* (11b)      CJ Jordan    8-6-7-3

43.1

Jordan to Aaron, 1 run, a rare delivery pitched up in Aaron's half, pushed into the covers and it's not fielded cleanly, the batsmen steal a base

43.2

Jordan to Dhoni, 2 runs, fullish and straight, clipped off the pads for a couple through midwicket

43.3

Jordan to Dhoni, no run, tries to withdraw the bat to a length ball outside off, manages not to Gambhir it through to the keeper, thick deflection low towards the slips

43.4

Jordan to Dhoni, no run, Dhoni gets across and defends a length ball on off stump into the covers

43.5

Jordan to Dhoni, FOUR, short, wide, four ball... Just guided off the face of Dhoni's horizontal bat, point nearly gets there on the dive but the ball beats him, scoots away to the fence

43.6

Jordan to Dhoni, no run, a jaffa to follow up from Jordan, drawing Dhoni forward and then flummoxing past the outside edge as it seamed away

"Less ducks for India today, but their batting is still stuck in a fatal Mallard-y," rofls Dan

End of over 44 (7 runs) India 90/8
MS Dhoni    32* (84b 6x4)      CJ Jordan    9-6-14-3
VR Aaron    1* (12b)      CR Woakes    10-5-19-2

44.1

Woakes to Aaron, no run, Woakes gets a crack at the No. 10, short of a length and fended down towards gully on the bounce

44.2

Woakes to Aaron, no run, back of a length, shaping back at the batsman, he's not coming forwards and absorbs a blow in the midriff

44.3

Woakes to Aaron, no run, beaten, an absolute beauty from Woakes! Angled in and then swerving past the outside edge, missed off stump by millimetres

44.4

Woakes to Aaron, no run, pitched right up towards the blockhole, manages to get behind this one

44.5

Woakes to Aaron, OUT, back of a length, Aaron turns it off his body... straight back down the track to the bowler! India are nine down and still in double figures, Woakes has his third and England are gleefully playing the deconstruction artists. Aaron didn't have a Sccoby where that was going, finally focusing forlornly on Woakes trotting down to take the catch

VR Aaron c & b Woakes 1 (27m 17b 0x4 0x6) SR: 5.88

Here's the final lamb, Ishant Sharma

44.6

Woakes to Sharma, no run, length ball around off stump, Ishant drops back and defends stoutly down into the off side

End of over 45 (wicket maiden) India 90/9
I Sharma    0* (1b)      CR Woakes    11-6-19-3
MS Dhoni    32* (84b 6x4)      CJ Jordan    9-6-14-3

45.1

Jordan to Dhoni, no run, pitched up, bit of width on offer and Dhoni heaves at it... Sounded like a nick but no one appealed? Buttler took the catch and carried on with his business, however, Snicko suggests a feather of an edge there. Odd

45.2

Jordan to Dhoni, no run, short ball, swivel-pulled in the air through backward square leg, on the bounce to the fielder in the deep, turns down the run

45.3

Jordan to Dhoni, FOUR, full and wide and skelped through backward point for a boundary, Anderson gives valiant chase but can't drag it in

45.4

Jordan to Dhoni, no run, the crowd gets excited as Jordan fires the ball down the leg side, past Dhoni's waft... but Buttler doesn't take it cleanly anyway

45.5

Jordan to Dhoni, no run, shortish ball outside off, drops the hands and lets it through

45.6

Jordan to Dhoni, no run, length ball, goes back and across and shoulders arms... so Woakes will get to bowl at Ishant

"Think Zimbabwe did a better job against SA, than what we showing here right?" And then some, GG

End of over 46 (4 runs) India 94/9
MS Dhoni    36* (90b 7x4)      CJ Jordan    10-6-18-3
I Sharma    0* (1b)      CR Woakes    11-6-19-3

46.1

Woakes to Sharma, no run, stays back and pokes outside off, good line from Woakes, slightly back of a length, past the outside edge

46.2

Woakes to Sharma, 1 run, straighter line, Ishant gets bat behind it, nudges into the midwicket area, Broad scooped it up, he had time to size up the throw... but missed with Ishant yards short!

46.3

Woakes to Dhoni, no run, sprays this down the leg side, Dhoni ignores it. Five runs required to get India into triple figures

46.4

Woakes to Dhoni, no run, slightly short and outside off, drops back, lifts the bat out of the way

Brief chat between Woakes and Cook... Only two slips in for MSD

46.5

Woakes to Dhoni, no run, short and slightly wide, tempter for Dhoni, he swings wildly and misses

46.6

Woakes to Dhoni, no run, Dhoni shuffles across as Woakes pitches the ball up, down the leg side but not all that far from glancing the woodwork as the batsman missed with a glance - Ishant kept at the danger end once again

End of over 47 (1 run) India 95/9
MS Dhoni    36* (94b 7x4)      CR Woakes    12-6-20-3
I Sharma    1* (3b)      CJ Jordan    10-6-18-3

"Dhoni should do a Clarke and declare now," chirps Harpal. "No point going off for tea, coming back out for an over or 2 and then going back in."

47.1

Jordan to Sharma, no run, shortish and outside off, Ishant dangles his bat in the corridor but gets away with it

47.2

Jordan to Sharma, no run, edged and dropped by Bell at second slip! Ishant was trying to take the bat out of the way, ended up guiding it towards the slips, slightly wide of Bell and he was late getting his hands to it, squirmed free. England's first blemish of the day

47.3

Jordan to Sharma, no run, over the stumps, goes back and defends with a straight bat

47.4

Jordan to Sharma, 1 run, full and swinging late on middle and leg stump, Ishant does well to get bat on it, deflects off square leg and Broad has another chance to throw down the bowler's end stumps... Misses

47.5

Jordan to Dhoni, FOUR, swings hard and a thick edge disappears over gully - hundred up for India! It's a small mercy but India fans will be grateful for it, Dhoni's eyes lit up and he thrashed the ball deliberately behind square

47.6

Jordan to Dhoni, no run, good pace from Jordan, on the stumps, defended back to the bowler

End of over 48 (5 runs) India 100/9
MS Dhoni    40* (96b 8x4)      CJ Jordan    11-6-23-3
I Sharma    2* (7b)      CR Woakes    12-6-20-3

48.1

Woakes to Sharma, no run, terrific line from Woakes, too good, in fact, as the ball nibbles past Ishant's outside edge once again

48.2

Woakes to Sharma, no run, short ball, fired down the leg side, like a giraffe doing the tango, Ishant ambles out of the way

48.3

Woakes to Sharma, no run, fullish and on off stump, nicely timed by Ishant, not much foot movement but punched out of the middle, extra cover makes a sprawling stop. Ishant grins, he was delighted with that

48.4

Woakes to Sharma, no run, well-directed short ball, climbing a considerable height towards Ishant's jugular, he gets defends it down into the turf

48.5

Woakes to Sharma, no run, another bumper, rising up around off stump, again he rides the bounce and blocks

48.6

Woakes to Sharma, no run, slightly back of a length, whistling through in the channel as Ishant stabs at it

End of over 49 (maiden) India 100/9
I Sharma    2* (13b)      CR Woakes    13-7-20-3
MS Dhoni    40* (96b 8x4)      CJ Jordan    11-6-23-3

49.1

Jordan to Dhoni, no run, fullish, on the stumps, a thick inside edge squirts through backward square leg, they're not running those

"How about bringing some Indian Women cricketers here, they are doing good so far at Wormsley." Spot on, John - they're 43 for 0 in their second innings, chasing 181 to win the Test

49.2

Jordan to Dhoni, no run, short of a length outside off, 87mph and rising past Dhoni as he sits on the back foot

49.3

Jordan to Dhoni, no run, slightly short and wide, Dhoni cuts like Billy-oh but finds the man at backward point

49.4

Jordan to Dhoni, no run, full of a length, outside the line of off, Dhoni ushers it through to the keeper

49.5

Jordan to Dhoni, 3 runs, dug in, at the batsman, the arms come round in a whirl as Dhoni hoicks the ball high over midwicket, it won't run all the way to the boundary but they pick up three, just one ball for Ishant to survive

49.6

Jordan to Sharma, no run, Ishant plays back to a yorker-length ball, hit on the pads and England go up in unison... but Dharmasena slowly shakes his head, big inside edge on that as the bat jabbed down, well spotted

End of over 50 (3 runs) India 103/9
I Sharma    2* (14b)      CJ Jordan    12-6-26-3
MS Dhoni    43* (101b 8x4)      CR Woakes    13-7-20-3
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
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England won by an innings and 244 runs
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