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

Pataudi Trophy - 3rd Test

England v India

Match drawn

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150  | Overs 151-200

113.3

Panesar to Kumble, no run, back round the wicket, turn and bounce from the good part of the pitch...Kumble plays and misses but will also be smiling inside

113.4

Panesar to Kumble, no run, comes forward, defends to silly point

113.5

Panesar to Kumble, no run, guided out to point, Kumble playing for lunch

113.6

Panesar to Kumble, no run, solid block again, Panesar can afford to toss it up a bit more to the tail

India 418/6   A Kumble 0* (4b)

114.4

Anderson to Kumble, no run, too good from Anderson, the inswinger and Kumble's feet go nowhere as he pushes at the ball and misses by a few inches

114.5

Anderson to Kumble, no run, vicious short ball from Anderson, bounces sharply into Kumble and takes the arm guard...Prior takes the catch and England appeal, but Bucknor makes another good decision

114.6

Anderson to Kumble, 1 run, tries the fuller ball after the bouncer, Kumble gets bat onto it into the square-leg area and opens his account

India 424/6   A Kumble 1* (7b)

115.1

Panesar to Kumble, no run, On middle, Kumble comes forward and defends

115.2

Panesar to Kumble, no run, bat and pad into the off side, Pansear starts to get excited...nothing new there

115.3

Panesar to Kumble, no run, very full, under Kumble's eyes and he digs out to short leg

115.4

Panesar to Kumble, no run, angling into leg stump, Kumble offers the pad

115.5

Panesar to Kumble, no run, lunges forward and blocks down the track

115.6

Panesar to Kumble, FOUR, top shot from Kumble, too full from Panesar and it's driven with minimal fuss through the covers for his first boundary

India 428/6   A Kumble 5* (13b 1x4)

116.2

Anderson to Kumble, no run, shapes away outside off stump, left well alone

116.3

Anderson to Kumble, no run, goes for the short one again, defended down by Kumble's feet...Anderson trying to set him up

116.4

Anderson to Kumble, no run, ultra short this time, nowhere near the batsman as he watches it fly through

116.5

Anderson to Kumble, no run, that's better, this one tails in towards Kumble but he drops his gloves and sways backwards

116.6

Anderson to Kumble, no run, it was a double bluff, the ball is full on middle and driven firmly to cover

India 429/6   A Kumble 5* (18b 1x4)

117.5

Panesar to Kumble, no run, reaches over and leans down into a forward defence

117.6

Panesar to Kumble, no run, similar ball and another slow, deliberate forward defence

India 430/6   A Kumble 5* (20b 1x4)

118.3

Anderson to Kumble, no run, tries to bang down a short one but it's a tad too wide, and Kumble tries to cut down off his back foot, but doesn't get hold of it

118.4

Anderson to Kumble, no run, rises on to the back foot to defend back down

118.5

Anderson to Kumble, 1 run, brings this one down a touch too short, prompting a back-foot prod into the covers, with Panesar doing the fielding

India 434/6   A Kumble 6* (23b 1x4)

119.1

Panesar to Kumble, no run, on leg, Kumble squeezes down on a forward defensive while there's a hopeful "Catch it"

119.2

Panesar to Kumble, no run, driven forward without any power now

119.3

Panesar to Kumble, no run, on middle, briefly threatens, but the threat is killed with a forward defensive

119.4

Panesar to Kumble, no run, defended on the front foot

119.5

Panesar to Kumble, no run, driven out to mid-off this time, a smooth shot straight to the fielder

119.6

Panesar to Kumble, no run, a touch more flight, dealt with via a forward defensive

India 438/6   A Kumble 6* (29b 1x4)

120.2

Tremlett to Kumble, no run, thinks about a single, wants a single, but has to settle for a dot as the ball was merely pushed into the covers

120.3

Tremlett to Kumble, no run, fired down leg, chased round, taken by Prior

120.4

Tremlett to Kumble, no run, a hint of rise pushes Kumble back on to the back foot for a solid defensive this time

120.5

Tremlett to Kumble, no run, swing around the off-stick is negated with a calm Kumble defence

120.6

Tremlett to Kumble, FOUR, wide and cut behind point for more easy runs

India 443/6   A Kumble 10* (34b 2x4)

121.2

Panesar to Kumble, no run, a well-struck straight drive has Panesar foraging like a truffle-snuffling pig in the undergrowth - but it's to good effect as he cuts off the ball

121.3

Panesar to Kumble, no run, a more regimental ball, a forward defensive

121.4

Panesar to Kumble, FOUR, hit inside-out, through extra-cover, and India's score creeps up and up

121.5

Panesar to Kumble, no run, thinks about a cover drive this time; settles on a check

121.6

Panesar to Kumble, no run, good placement from Panesar, matched by a forward defensive

India 448/6   A Kumble 14* (39b 3x4)

122.3

Tremlett to Kumble, no run, testing bounce + slight swing away outside off stump + movement in off the seam = a false stroke from Kumble; but he got away with it

122.4

Tremlett to Kumble, no run, thought about poking at that one. Didn't

122.5

Tremlett to Kumble, no run, close and Tremlett's confident, but Bucknor correctly rules - via a slight shake of his head - that it was drifting down leg, and was a tad high, too

122.6

Tremlett to Kumble, no run, eased to gully off the back foot

India 449/6   A Kumble 14* (43b 3x4)

123.4

Panesar to Kumble, no run, over the wicket, pitching outside leg and Kumble pads it away

123.5

Panesar to Kumble, no run, on leg this time, Kumble playing on the front foot to defend

123.6

Panesar to Kumble, no run, a vaguely awkward attempt to bring bat and pad together, but the result's effective enough - a forward defensive

India 450/6   A Kumble 14* (46b 3x4)

124.3

Tremlett to Kumble, no run, on middle-and-off, the ball climbing late, but fended back down without too much trouble

124.4

Tremlett to Kumble, 1 run, on leg stump and there's a crisp flick off the legs now

124.6

Tremlett to Kumble, no run, fairly ungainly whip with the wrists, a touch of crouching, down to gully and Dhoni will have the strike chasing his half-century

India 455/6   A Kumble 15* (49b 3x4)

126.1

Tremlett to Kumble, FOUR, width outside off allows a firmly struck cut off the back foot behind point

126.2

Tremlett to Kumble, no run, a lesser-spotted straight one, tight too, and defended easily enough

126.3

Tremlett to Kumble, no run, good delivery now, rising past the helmet on a decent line just outside off

126.4

Tremlett to Kumble, 1 run, drags it a touch short outside off and cracked off the back foot to deep point

126.6

Tremlett to Kumble, no run, on off, rising, and defended down off the back foot

India 465/6   A Kumble 20* (54b 4x4)

127.5

Panesar to Kumble, no run, defended solidly into the leg-side

127.6

Panesar to Kumble, no run, defended on off this time

India 480/6   A Kumble 20* (56b 4x4)

128.3

Tremlett to Kumble, 1 run, worked through gully again

India 482/6   A Kumble 21* (57b 4x4)

129.1

Collingwood to Kumble, no run, immediately imparts a much-welcomed dot, on the spot, and it's defended

129.2

Collingwood to Kumble, no run, slinks another accurate delivery down the channel - left alone

129.3

Collingwood to Kumble, no run, on middle, drifting towards leg, played forward

129.4

Collingwood to Kumble, no run, banged down leg, but Kumble shows no interest given the decent length

129.5

Collingwood to Kumble, no run, back on it this ball, with a forward defensive now

129.6

Collingwood to Kumble, FOUR, outside off, short, and crashed away - that loose delivery puncturing the momentum

India 496/6   A Kumble 25* (63b 5x4)

131.1

Collingwood to Kumble, no run, outside off stump, chopping into the ground and bobbles to Prior

131.2

Collingwood to Kumble, 1 run, on the legs, clipped through square leg for a comfortable single to the man on the fence

India 509/7   A Kumble 26* (65b 5x4)

132.1

Pietersen to Kumble, no run, driven up to mid-off

132.2

Pietersen to Kumble, no run, very full, inside edge into the pads and dribbles into the covers

132.3

Pietersen to Kumble, 1 run, floated outside off stump, Kumble steps forward to drive for an easy single to mid-off

India 510/7   A Kumble 27* (68b 5x4)

133.1

Collingwood to Kumble, no run, on middle and squirted to midwicket

133.2

Collingwood to Kumble, no run, outside off stump, shoulders arms to a gentle seamer

133.3

Collingwood to Kumble, no run, short outside off stump, Kumble tries to cut but doesn't make contact

133.4

Collingwood to Kumble, no run, slower ball, Kumble waits and guides it towards point

133.5

Collingwood to Kumble, 1 run, on leg stump, neatly turned down to Tremlett on the long-leg boundary

India 513/7   A Kumble 28* (73b 5x4)

134.1

Anderson to Kumble, no run, short of a length, Kumble plays off the back foot towards mid-off

134.2

Anderson to Kumble, no run, nearly for Anderson, pitched up slightly more and Kumble gives himself some room to try and cut and almost gets the edge

134.3

Anderson to Kumble, 1 run, guided down to third man off the thick edge, along the ground and wide of second slip

India 514/7   A Kumble 29* (76b 5x4)

135.6

Collingwood to Kumble, no run, drifting down leg, doesn't quite carry through to Prior

India 516/7   A Kumble 29* (77b 5x4)

136.2

Anderson to Kumble, no run, punched back to Anderson

136.3

Anderson to Kumble, no run, another waft from Kumble at a wide ball, very half-hearted effort, doesn't make contact

136.4

Anderson to Kumble, no run, driven, without much timing, to mid-off

136.5

Anderson to Kumble, 4 leg byes, attempted inswinger, slightly off target and flicks the pad to beat Prior down the leg side for four more extras...Mr Ex Tras is having a good innings

136.6

Anderson to Kumble, 1 run, short of a length and nudged into the wide open spaces on the leg side

India 522/7   A Kumble 30* (82b 5x4)

137.1

Panesar to Kumble, no run, very flat, on leg stump, defended

137.2

Panesar to Kumble, no run, pushed to cover

137.3

Panesar to Kumble, no run, bat and pad together

137.4

Panesar to Kumble, 4 leg byes, more runs off the pad as Panesar drifts onto the legs and in beats Collingwood into the fine-leg boundary

137.5

Panesar to Kumble, no run, solid defense from Kumble

137.6

Panesar to Kumble, no run, blocks to end an uneventful over

India 526/7   A Kumble 30* (88b 5x4)

140.1

Anderson to Kumble, no run, nips back into Kumble, bobbles into the off side

140.2

Anderson to Kumble, no run, misses another cut, he hasn't made contact with many of those recently

140.3

Anderson to Kumble, no run, forced off the back foot to cover

140.4

Anderson to Kumble, FOUR, handsome shot, too short from Anderson and some width, Kumble picks his gap and finds the cover boundary

140.5

Anderson to Kumble, no run, tries the yorker, Kumble digs it out

140.6

Anderson to Kumble, 1 run, nudged into the leg side as the score ticks along

India 532/7   A Kumble 35* (94b 6x4)

141.1

Panesar to Kumble, FOUR, some aggression from Kumble as he runs at Panesar and hammers this straight down the ground

141.2

Panesar to Kumble, no run, flatter again, Kumble lunges forward and defends

141.3

Panesar to Kumble, 1 run, again goes down the ground, but Monty gets a hand on it and mid-on is deeper now so it's just a single

India 537/7   A Kumble 40* (97b 7x4)

142.2

Anderson to Kumble, no run, pushed out to point, 20 minutes until tea

142.3

Anderson to Kumble, 2 runs, neatly turned off his pads and Sidebottom, dodgy side and all, makes a fine sliding save on the long-leg boundary

142.4

Anderson to Kumble, no run, plays from the top of the bounce, back to the bowler who hurls the ball to Prior

142.5

Anderson to Kumble, 1 run, goes for a flamboyant drive, down on one knee and finds third man

India 542/7   A Kumble 43* (101b 7x4)

143.1

Panesar to Kumble, no run, Kumble skips down the track, it's another flat delivery and he blocks towards mid-on

143.2

Panesar to Kumble, FOUR, uses the pace on the ball to guide past slip and down to third man

143.3

Panesar to Kumble, no run, forward and defended back to the bowler

143.4

Panesar to Kumble, 1 run, touch slower, inside edge goes fine of short leg and they pick up one

India 547/7   A Kumble 48* (105b 8x4)

144.1

Anderson to Kumble, no run, another flowing drive, but goes straight to point

144.2

Anderson to Kumble, no run, defended to mid off as Anderson continues to search for his fourth wicket...the previous three have been hard-earned

144.3

Anderson to Kumble, no run, this one goes to Alastair Cook at cover

144.4

Anderson to Kumble, FOUR, thick outside edge, races through the vacant second and third slip area down to third man as Kumble brings up his fifth Test fifty...well played and he enjoys the moment with wave of the bat around the ground, but his main job is still to come

144.5

Anderson to Kumble, 1 run, turned out to deep square-leg

India 552/7   A Kumble 53* (110b 9x4)

145.1

Tremlett to Kumble, FOUR, driven through mid-off with plenty of flourish

145.2

Tremlett to Kumble, no run, straight to midwicket

145.3

Tremlett to Kumble, no run, driven to mid-off

145.4

Tremlett to Kumble, 1 run, pushed into the off side for another single, not sure where the wickets will come from

India 557/7   A Kumble 58* (114b 10x4)

146.1

Panesar to Kumble, no run, another lunge forward from Kumble, out to cover

146.2

Panesar to Kumble, no run, tickled to short fine-leg

146.3

Panesar to Kumble, no run, puts his pad to the line of the ball, kicks it away

146.4

Panesar to Kumble, no run, goes with the bat as well this time and the ball falls into the off side

146.5

Panesar to Kumble, no run, misses a flick of his legs and Prior takes behind the stumps

146.6

Panesar to Kumble, 2 runs, angled past slip, using Panesar's pace

India 559/7   A Kumble 60* (120b 10x4)

148.1

Panesar to Kumble, no run, tossed up on leg and middle stump, Kumble leans forward and defends

148.2

Panesar to Kumble, no run, driven towards mid-off on the front foot

148.3

Panesar to Kumble, no run, defended on the front foot to silly point

148.4

Panesar to Kumble, 1 run, Panesar drifts down leg side, Kumble sweeps to the fielder at short fine leg

India 560/7   A Kumble 61* (124b 10x4)

149.1

Tremlett to Kumble, no run, short of a length outside off stump, Kumble cuts to gully

149.2

Tremlett to Kumble, FOUR, too wide outside the off stump, Kumble frees his arms and smashes it through cover for four more

149.3

Tremlett to Kumble, 1 run, too much width once again ffrom Tremlett, Kumble guides the ball down to third man

India 569/7   A Kumble 66* (127b 11x4)

150.1

Panesar to Kumble, no run, Panesar tosses it up outside leg stump, Kumble tries to sweep but misses

150.2

Panesar to Kumble, 1 run, cut through the off side for a single

150.4

Panesar to Kumble, 1 run, bowled flatter through the air on off stump, Kumble moves on to the back foot, makes room, and cuts through the off side

India 571/8   A Kumble 68* (130b 11x4)

151.1

Tremlett to Kumble, no run, good length delivery on off stump, Kumble backs away towards square leg and cuts to gully

151.2

Tremlett to Kumble, no run, short of a length on off stump, Kumble waits on the back foot and defends with a straight bat towards the bowler

151.3

Tremlett to Kumble, no run, pushed towards mid-on off the back foot, Tremlett is pushing Kumble back with his length

151.4

Tremlett to Kumble, no run, short of a length on off stump, Kumble waits in his crease and opens the face of the bat to play the ball to gully

151.5

Tremlett to Kumble, 1 run, a little bit of width offered outside off stump, Kumble frees his arms and cuts over point for single

India 572/8   A Kumble 69* (135b 11x4)

152.1

Panesar to Kumble, no run, defended on the front foot towards the leg side

152.2

Panesar to Kumble, no run, tossed up on off stump, Kumble leans forward and drives towards cover

152.3

Panesar to Kumble, no run, Kumble tries to sweep a delivery that is pitched on leg but misses

152.4

Panesar to Kumble, 1 run, played through point for a single, RP Singh will have two balls to face

India 573/8   A Kumble 70* (139b 11x4)

153.1

Tremlett to Kumble, 1 leg bye, short of a length on middle and leg stump, Kumble fends it away towards square leg

India 574/8   A Kumble 70* (140b 11x4)

154.1

Panesar to Kumble, 1 run, flighted delivery on middle stump, Kumble leans forward and drives to long-on

India 575/8   A Kumble 71* (141b 11x4)

155.1

Tremlett to Kumble, FOUR, good length delivery on off stump, Kumble stands his ground and absolutely smashes it, the ball bounces just short of the man at mid-off and then beats him to run away to the boundary

155.2

Tremlett to Kumble, no run, defended off the back foot towards the off side

155.3

Tremlett to Kumble, 1 run, driven through cover point off the back foot for one more

155.6

Tremlett to Kumble, no run, short of a length outside off, Kumble waits on the back foot and defends towards cover

India 583/8   A Kumble 76* (145b 12x4)

157.1

Panesar to Kumble, no run, flatter delivery on leg stump, Kumble leans forward and pads the ball away

157.2

Panesar to Kumble, no run, driven to long-on off the front foot, Kumble refuses the single

157.3

Panesar to Kumble, no run, defended on the front foot

157.4

Panesar to Kumble, SIX, what a way to bring up the 600, Kumble uses his feet and comes down the pitch, he gets to the pitch of the ball and sends it soaring over the long-on fence with a free swing off the arms

157.5

Panesar to Kumble, 1 run, Kumble's taken the single with one ball to go

India 602/9   A Kumble 83* (150b 12x4 1x6)

158.1

Anderson to Kumble, no run, short of a length outside off stump, Kumble backs away towards leg and drives through cover, England's fielders are happy to let him have the single but Kumble declines

158.2

Anderson to Kumble, no run, driven towards cover on the front foot

158.3

Anderson to Kumble, no run, full ball just outside the off stump, Kumble tries to whack it straight down the ground but doesn't make contact

158.4

Anderson to Kumble, no run, full length once again and there's a hint of swing back into the right-hander, Kumble tries to drive but misses once again

158.5

Anderson to Kumble, 1 run, played off the pads down to long-leg for a single

India 603/9   A Kumble 84* (155b 12x4 1x6)

159.1

Panesar to Kumble, no run, defended on the front foot, Panesar is bowling a lot quicker to Kumble

159.2

Panesar to Kumble, no run, defended to cover on the back foot

159.3

Panesar to Kumble, 1 run, Kumble moves on to the back foot and drives through cover, he takes the single and gives Sreesanth three balls

India 604/9   A Kumble 85* (158b 12x4 1x6)

160.1

Anderson to Kumble, no run, good length delivery on off stump, defended towards cover on the back foot

160.2

Anderson to Kumble, 1 run, Kumble tries to cut a fuller delivery outside off stump, he gets an outside edge that falls short of Strauss at first slip, the ball nearly hits his shin as it runs down to third man

India 605/9   A Kumble 86* (160b 12x4 1x6)

161.1

Panesar to Kumble, no run, defended towards slip off the back foot

161.2

Panesar to Kumble, no run, Kumble lunges forward and defends back towards the bowler

161.3

Panesar to Kumble, no run, defended towards silly point on the front foot

161.4

Panesar to Kumble, FOUR, Kumble moves into the 90s for the first time in his career by making room and lofting Panesar inside out over cover, this is his highest score in Tests

161.5

Panesar to Kumble, no run, fired down leg side, Kumble tries to sweep but misses

161.6

Panesar to Kumble, 1 run, cut off the back foot through covers

India 622/9   A Kumble 91* (166b 13x4 1x6)

162.1

Pietersen to Kumble, no run, driven back to the bowler on the front foot

162.2

Pietersen to Kumble, no run, Kumble tries to flick a leg-side delivery but gets hit on the pad

162.3

Pietersen to Kumble, no run, bowled flat and quick on off stump, defended on the front foot

162.4

Pietersen to Kumble, no run, pushed towards cover on the front foot once again, no runs so far in the over

162.5

Pietersen to Kumble, 1 run, Kumble gives Pietersen the charge and drives the ball firmly to mid-off where Anderson fumbles and allows the single

India 623/9   A Kumble 92* (171b 13x4 1x6)

163.1

Panesar to Kumble, 4 byes, Panesar bowls it wide down leg side, Kumble tries to sweep but gets beaten, Prior tries to collect but also gets beaten, the ball nearly hits the helmet on its way to the boundary

163.2

Panesar to Kumble, no run, defended towards midwicket on the front foot

163.3

Panesar to Kumble, no run, Kumble strides forward and blocks towards silly point

163.4

Panesar to Kumble, 1 run, he uses his feet to step down the track and drives the ball to long-on

India 628/9   A Kumble 93* (175b 13x4 1x6)

164.1

Pietersen to Kumble, no run, some bounce there, not a lot, but enough to have Kumble defending forward

164.2

Pietersen to Kumble, no run, sharp turn in, but short enough for Kumble to have time to think about it and defend forward quickly

164.3

Pietersen to Kumble, FOUR, a touch wide, sits up and Kumble cuts away through cover

164.4

Pietersen to Kumble, no run, loops one up - proper loop-the-loop stuff - wide of off stump - Kumble isn't interested

164.5

Pietersen to Kumble, FOUR, got there in an extraordinary way! Pietersen drew him forward, he moved away and ended up yorking himself and got a bottom edge on it. It looked like a missed stumping, but nobody will begrudge him his first Test century, and indeed everyone is standing and clapping.

164.6

Pietersen to Kumble, no run, oh, nearly a feather through - but not quite

India 636/9   A Kumble 101* (181b 15x4 1x6)

165.5

Panesar to Kumble, no run, more front-foot defence

165.6

Panesar to Kumble, no run, and a defence to round off the over

India 643/9   A Kumble 101* (183b 15x4 1x6)

166.2

Pietersen to Kumble, 2 runs, driven in front of midwicket

166.3

Pietersen to Kumble, FOUR, backed away and cut away through cover

166.4

Pietersen to Kumble, 2 runs, outside off, and cut straight to point

166.5

Pietersen to Kumble, no run, outside off, backed away, but too late on the shot

166.6

Pietersen to Kumble, no run, defended on the front foot this time

India 652/9   A Kumble 109* (188b 16x4 1x6)

167.3

Panesar to Kumble, no run, comes forward to prod on the front foot

167.4

Panesar to Kumble, no run, cut on the back foot, but straight into the ground

167.5

Panesar to Kumble, no run, on the spot, earns some over-the-head applause from Vaughan

167.6

Panesar to Kumble, no run, coming back in from outside leg, and cut into the ground

India 655/9   A Kumble 109* (192b 16x4 1x6)

169.1

Panesar to Kumble, 1 run, paddled round the corner - the down-on-one-knee sweep if you like. Which we do

India 664/9   A Kumble 110* (193b 16x4 1x6)
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Match drawn
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India won by 7 wickets
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