India tour of Ireland, England and Scotland, 2007 / Commentary

Pataudi Trophy - 2nd Test

England v India

India won by 7 wickets

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

22.1

Ganguly to Cook, no run, Cook shapes to leave but is a little late on it, the ball rapping him on the glove

22.2

Ganguly to Cook, no run, true to form, Ganguly sends this miles wide of the off stump

22.3

Ganguly to Cook, no run, better line this time, but still not straight enough to test Cook

22.4

Ganguly to Cook, no run, a little wibbly-wobbly swinger outside off

22.5

Ganguly to Cook, no run, miles wide of the off stump. This is a bit village really, but Cook does need to keep his concentration

22.6

Ganguly to Cook, no run, a beautiful ball with which to finish the over, shaping away from Cook who is drawn forward into a poke. He misses, Ganguly yelps and all is well with the world

England 80/3   SC Ganguly 1-1-0-0

25.1

Ganguly to Cook, no run, a nice start too, on off stump and bending back into the left-hander who defends

25.2

Ganguly to Cook, no run, another pensionable poke from Cook - he really doesn't play that with any grace whatsoever. A real "feeler" of a stroke

25.3

Ganguly to Cook, no run, that's much better. A solid step down the pitch before punching it back to the bowler

25.4

Ganguly to Cook, no run, swinging into Cook who defends

25.5

Ganguly to Cook, no run, punched to mid-on

25.6

Ganguly to Cook, no run, and it's blocked out again on off stump

England 95/3   SC Ganguly 2-2-0-0

27.1

Ganguly to Cook, no run, a floaty drifter on off stump which Cook gets right behind and defends

27.2

Ganguly to Cook, no run, defended on the front foot

27.3

Ganguly to Cook, no run, pushed out to cover

27.4

Ganguly to Cook, no run, a drifty floater down the leg side - Ganguly gets terribly excited for no apparent reason

27.5

Ganguly to Cook, no run, leaves this alone outside off. That's the line from Ganguly

27.6

Ganguly to Cook, no run, ooh that's well bowled, cutting this back into the left-hander who is almost squared up

England 95/3   SC Ganguly 3-3-0-0

29.1

Ganguly to Collingwood, no run, huge, huge appeal from the bowler but he's well outside the line here - and it hit the bat. Or did it? No, replays show it was pad-bat...close shout

29.2

Ganguly to Collingwood, no run, Collingwood comes forward confidently here, blocking it out with fervour

29.3

Ganguly to Collingwood, 1 run, nudged off his pads to bring up the pair's fifty partnership

29.4

Ganguly to Cook, no run, Cook goes back and across to defend

29.5

Ganguly to Cook, no run, punched to leg

29.6

Ganguly to Cook, no run, ooh cracking cut, there, but straight to cover

England 97/3   SC Ganguly 4-3-1-0

31.1

Ganguly to Cook, no run, a nice little wobbling drifter on Cook's off stump, bending back into the left-hander

31.2

Ganguly to Cook, 2 runs, nurdled off his pads. Ganguly nearly ruptures something very vital with another huge appeal for nothing

31.3

Ganguly to Cook, no run, firmly defended on the front foot

31.4

Ganguly to Cook, no run, swinging into the left-hander who pushes it back to the bowler

31.5

Ganguly to Cook, 1 run, flicked off his pads for a single and there's England's 100

31.6

Ganguly to Collingwood, 1 run, whipped through midwicket

England 101/3   SC Ganguly 5-3-5-0

33.1

Ganguly to Cook, FOUR, flicked off his legs - and, well, he's timed this exquisitely and it fairly races away through midwicket

33.2

Ganguly to Cook, no run, another flick, but he flicks it straight to short midwicket

33.3

Ganguly to Cook, no run, pushes this back to Ganguly. Mid-on fields...

33.4

Ganguly to Cook, no run, a floater. Cook defends on off stump

33.5

Ganguly to Cook, no run, swinging into Cook's middle stump, as it were, it's blocked out

33.6

Ganguly to Cook, no run, wide of the off stump, it's left alone

England 109/4   SC Ganguly 6-3-9-0

35.1

Ganguly to Cook, no run, wobbly medium pace, 70mph, wobbly prod into the covers

35.2

Ganguly to Cook, no run, straight, pushed back to Ganguly who deigns to bend and field

35.3

Ganguly to Cook, no run, patted into the leg side

35.4

Ganguly to Cook, no run, like an old motor, he's losing power ... that was 69mph and wide of off

35.5

Ganguly to Cook, OUT, and Ganguly strikes, drifting one back into Cook who is hit on the pads and Taufel answers a beseeching appeal for leg before with a nod and a finger

AN Cook lbw b Ganguly 43 (160m 111b 6x4 0x6) SR: 38.73

35.6

Ganguly to Prior, no run, no shot, wide and left

England 109/5   SC Ganguly 7-4-9-1

37.1

Ganguly to Bell, 2 runs, swished off the pads square on the leg side, the man in the deep has 20 yards to run to his left so the batsmen get an easy two

37.2

Ganguly to Bell, no run, driven but not timed, a thick inside edge and the ball bobbles to mid-on

37.3

Ganguly to Bell, no run, Bell takes a big stride and defends on the walk

37.4

Ganguly to Bell, no run, lovely delivery, a bit more zip and bounce and Bell whips his bat inside the line at the last minute

37.5

Ganguly to Bell, no run, too short, Bell turns the ball to midwicket

37.6

Ganguly to Bell, no run, Bell leaves a wide and rather gentle one

England 112/5   SC Ganguly 8-4-11-1
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
Series Results
England v India at The Oval - Aug 9-13, 2007
Match drawn
England v India at Nottingham - Jul 27-31, 2007
India won by 7 wickets
England v India at Lord's - Jul 19-23, 2007
Match drawn
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Jul 31, 2007

Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly took India through to the target, England v India, 2nd Test, Trent Bridge, 5th day, July 31, 2007

Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly took India through to the target

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Jul 31, 2007

A bee sits on a jelly bean lying on the outfield, England v India, 2nd Test, Trent Bridge, 5th day, July 31, 2007

A bee sits on a jelly bean lying on the outfield

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