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

0.6

Khan to Strauss, FOUR, fuller, driven and Dravid at mid-off - who is in line with the stumps - makes a rather feeble attempt to stop it and it's four all the way

England 4/0   AJ Strauss 4* (6b 1x4)   Z Khan 1-0-4-0

3.4

Sreesanth to Cook, FOUR, overpitched and Cook cracks it through the covers, it has enough power to get across the soggy outfield to the cheers of the crowd ... they've been waiting so long they will cheer anything at the moment

England 10/1   AN Cook 4* (10b 1x4)   S Sreesanth 1.4-1-4-0

6.2

Khan to Cook, FOUR, good bowling, Cook reaches and edges the ball a couple of feet short of Ganguly at third slip - he dives, shuts his eyes and misses it

England 15/1   AN Cook 8* (14b 2x4)   Z Khan 3.2-0-11-1

8.4

Khan to Vaughan, FOUR, Zaheer drifts to leg, Vaughan flicks the ball off his hips and its timed and placed, long leg has no chance to get round

England 24/1   MP Vaughan 9* (22b 1x4)   Z Khan 4.4-0-17-1

10.5

Khan to Pietersen, FOUR, Pietersen steps to off, gets an edge into his pads and the ball scoots fine down the leg side and trundles away for four

England 28/2   KP Pietersen 4* (5b 1x4)   Z Khan 5.5-0-21-2

11.6

Singh to Pietersen, (no ball) FOUR, sublime straight drive past the bowler, all along the ground and the kind of stroke any club cricketer would be happy to retire after playing

England 38/2   KP Pietersen 9* (10b 2x4)   RP Singh 1.5-1-10-0

12.6

Khan to Cook, FOUR, edged but short - in fact, I'm going to give Cook the benefit of the doubt there. He went back and played it very late, angling it down into the slips - through them, rather - to third man for four

England 42/2   AN Cook 18* (35b 3x4)   Z Khan 7-0-25-2

13.5

Sreesanth to Pietersen, FOUR, but he loses his line here, drifting it down leg and Pietersen gratefully accepts four to fine-leg with a calm flick off his toes

England 46/2   KP Pietersen 13* (16b 3x4)   S Sreesanth 4.5-2-10-0

17.4

Sreesanth to Cook, FOUR, ooh, very close to losing his leg stump Cook - Sreesanth angling this into his pads and he takes it off his legs at the very last moment, flicking it down to fine-leg

England 55/3   AN Cook 25* (52b 4x4)   S Sreesanth 6.4-3-15-0

18.1

Singh to Collingwood, FOUR, well played Collingwood. A shorter ball but, given the sogginess of the pitch, it barely bounces chest-high and he pulls it in front of square

England 63/3   PD Collingwood 5* (5b 1x4)   RP Singh 4.1-1-17-1

18.4

Singh to Collingwood, FOUR, neat stroke. Vast amounts of bottom hand but the ball races (as much as any ball can in such moist conditions) straight down the ground for four

England 69/3   PD Collingwood 11* (8b 2x4)   RP Singh 4.4-1-23-1

20.6

Singh to Collingwood, FOUR, shot. A calm punch on the front foot - nothing more than a push, really - but he times it beautifully through extra cover for four

England 79/3   PD Collingwood 18* (18b 3x4)   RP Singh 6-1-32-1

23.2

Khan to Collingwood, FOUR, oh, don't bowl there. Down the leg side, Collingwood clips this through midwicket for four. Super shot

England 86/3   PD Collingwood 24* (22b 4x4)   Z Khan 8.2-0-32-2

23.5

Khan to Cook, FOUR, much too short, Cook pulls it away and times it very well indeed

England 91/3   AN Cook 32* (69b 5x4)   Z Khan 8.5-0-37-2

33.1

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

England 109/4   AN Cook 43* (101b 6x4)   SC Ganguly 5.1-3-9-0

40.2

Singh to Bell, FOUR, Bell stands tall and cuts the ball behind point, he hit that into the ground but with power and he had the width to free his arms

England 121/5   IR Bell 12* (26b 1x4)   RP Singh 6.2-1-38-1

41.3

Tendulkar to Bell, FOUR, too full, and he cannot afford that at this pace, Bell walks to meet the ball and smacks it through extra cover

England 126/5   IR Bell 17* (31b 2x4)   SR Tendulkar 1.3-0-7-0

42.5

Singh to Prior, FOUR, off the mark with a leg glance, much too fine for long leg to even start trying to cut it off

England 132/5   MJ Prior 4* (18b 1x4)   RP Singh 7.5-1-43-1

43.2

Kumble to Prior, FOUR, steps back and thwacks that through the covers, no turn and that was a gift

England 140/5   MJ Prior 11* (22b 2x4)   A Kumble 1.2-0-6-0

44.2

Singh to Bell, FOUR, far too wide from Singh, Bell drives sweetly between cover and extra cover, timed and no chance for the chasing duo

England 144/5   IR Bell 23* (36b 3x4)   RP Singh 8.2-1-50-1

52.4

Khan to Tremlett, FOUR, and the confidence of Tremlett will be boosted by that, a correct checked drive to the left of point, beating the dive and it just has the legs to apologetically plop into the sponsor's boundary markers

England 164/7   CT Tremlett 11* (20b 1x4)   Z Khan 14.4-3-49-3

53.5

Kumble to Tremlett, FOUR, lovely drive behind square, the chasing fielder dived about two seconds early and ended up embarrassingly sprawling on the ground after the ball as it hit the rope

England 169/7   CT Tremlett 16* (27b 2x4)   A Kumble 6.5-0-16-1

57.5

Kumble to Sidebottom, FOUR, and Sidebottom is immediately more effective than Tremlett, the ball tossed up, Sidebottom getting his foot to the pitch and placing it past mid-on

England 185/7   RJ Sidebottom 8* (21b 1x4)   A Kumble 8.5-1-23-1

61.6

Kumble to Sidebottom, FOUR, wider outside off, tempting the drive - but Sidebottom responds with a fluid cover-drive that rockets away

England 193/8   RJ Sidebottom 15* (34b 2x4)   A Kumble 11-2-29-2
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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

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