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

51.2

Sidebottom to Ganguly, no run, short, Ganguly barely moves out of the line as it passes

51.3

Sidebottom to Ganguly, FOUR, flashing drive off the back foot, all rather odd off the second ball he has faced and it flies inches to the left of the diving gully

51.4

Sidebottom to Ganguly, no run, wide and this time Ganguly leaves it alone

51.5

Sidebottom to Ganguly, no run, perhaps Ganguly has thought better of another flash and he is being more circumspect

51.6

Sidebottom to Ganguly, no run, Ganguly into line and defends

India 203/3   SC Ganguly 4* (5b 1x4)

53.1

Sidebottom to Ganguly, no run, steered to gully where it is half stopped, but that's enough to prevent the single

53.2

Sidebottom to Ganguly, no run, a big stride, bat and pad into the off side

53.3

Sidebottom to Ganguly, no run, a late leave by the batsman but he still looked as if he had time to spare

53.4

Sidebottom to Ganguly, no run, outside off and left ... Ganguly gives a look of utter contempt towards Sidebottom, not sure what that's all about. Sidebottom can look after himself

53.5

Sidebottom to Ganguly, no run, short and heading down the leg, Ganguly sways inside the line

53.6

Sidebottom to Ganguly, no run, firmly pushed to extra cover

India 207/3   SC Ganguly 4* (11b 1x4)

55.1

Sidebottom to Ganguly, no run, swinging away from the left hander but it started too wide in the first place

55.2

Sidebottom to Ganguly, FOUR, a shot of class, Ganguly waited and did no more than push that past mid-off, no effort, and the ball purred across the outfield

55.3

Sidebottom to Ganguly, no run, checked drive to extra cover

55.4

Sidebottom to Ganguly, no run, banged in and Ganguly down early as the ball whizzed over his head

55.5

Sidebottom to Ganguly, no run, a big stride to off, pad thrust out, but the ball was way wider than that

55.6

Sidebottom to Ganguly, no run, left but that one held its line and Sidebottom gave a cry of anguish as it passed close to the off stump

India 211/3   SC Ganguly 8* (17b 2x4)

58.1

Anderson to Ganguly, FOUR, on leg, strongly turned off his hips and that one races

58.2

Anderson to Ganguly, 1 run, on middle and off, turned to square

India 217/3   SC Ganguly 13* (19b 3x4)

59.1

Tremlett to Ganguly, no run, chased down leg, played too late

59.2

Tremlett to Ganguly, no run, hopped over the outside edge, tidy delivery, that

59.3

Tremlett to Ganguly, no run, played late on the back foot, easing down to gully

59.4

Tremlett to Ganguly, 1 run, rising up on off, worked back down into the covers

India 224/3   SC Ganguly 14* (23b 3x4)

60.1

Anderson to Ganguly, 1 run, from round the wicket, angling in flat at the left hander who stuns the ball on the front foot to cover

60.4

Anderson to Ganguly, 1 run, round the wicket, worked round down to fine leg

60.6

Anderson to Ganguly, no run, wibbly swing in the air, left alone on the back foot

India 230/3   SC Ganguly 16* (26b 3x4)

62.1

Sidebottom to Ganguly, no run, gentle swing away, worked into the covers

62.2

Sidebottom to Ganguly, no run, down the channel, a touch of shape away, but left alone

62.3

Sidebottom to Ganguly, no run, good length, up there, forcing the front-foot defence

62.4

Sidebottom to Ganguly, no run, left alone once more

62.5

Sidebottom to Ganguly, 1 run, on an off-stump line this time, and so defended on the front foot

India 233/3   SC Ganguly 17* (31b 3x4)

63.1

Tremlett to Ganguly, no run, pushed down the off-side, a touch of swing away, left alone

63.2

Tremlett to Ganguly, no run, wide down off, driven into the covers

63.3

Tremlett to Ganguly, 1 leg bye, on leg, turned off the legs, literally, to fine

India 234/3   SC Ganguly 17* (34b 3x4)

64.1

Sidebottom to Ganguly, FOUR, a lot of swing away, but Ganguly just waited well and played a patient back-foot punch through the covers

64.2

Sidebottom to Ganguly, no run, a bit of a dobbin delivery, dragging down the leg-side, his point of release all askew. Got away with it, mind, Ganguly leaving well alone

64.3

Sidebottom to Ganguly, no run, more leg-side nonsense - again left alone

64.4

Sidebottom to Ganguly, 1 bye, moved around there, inducing a slash (without connection) over the ball, and evading both keeper and first slip

64.6

Sidebottom to Ganguly, no run, swing away from the left-hander, on a good length, but wide enough to leave which is the sensible thing to do, and what he does do

India 240/3   SC Ganguly 21* (39b 4x4)

65.5

Panesar to Ganguly, no run, creeps forward a touch, looks to work the ball through midwicket, settles with a forward defence

65.6

Panesar to Ganguly, no run, allows the ball to come into him from outside off

India 245/3   SC Ganguly 21* (41b 4x4)

66.5

Sidebottom to Ganguly, no run, swing away down off, left alone

66.6

Sidebottom to Ganguly, no run, again left

India 246/3   SC Ganguly 21* (43b 4x4)

68.1

Sidebottom to Ganguly, no run, defended forward on the front foot

68.2

Sidebottom to Ganguly, 1 run, on leg, rushed away into the midwicket; thought of two, settled for one

India 249/3   SC Ganguly 22* (45b 4x4)

69.1

Panesar to Ganguly, 1 run, leans out to try to swipe at a wide one

India 252/3   SC Ganguly 23* (46b 4x4)

71.1

Panesar to Ganguly, no run, up there and defended on the front foot

71.2

Panesar to Ganguly, SIX, down the track and lofted sweetly over long-on

71.3

Panesar to Ganguly, 1 run, pushed forward on the front foot now

India 260/3   SC Ganguly 30* (49b 4x4 1x6)

72.1

Tremlett to Ganguly, no run, starts outside off stump, going across Ganguly, who lets it go

72.2

Tremlett to Ganguly, no run, again the angle takes it across the left-hander, thought about playing it but lifts the bat high

72.3

Tremlett to Ganguly, no run, fuller this time, Ganguly comes onto the front foot and pushes into the covers...thinks of a single, but he's not keen on running quick ones

72.4

Tremlett to Ganguly, no run, punched up the pitch, Tremlett gets a hand on it in his follow through

72.5

Tremlett to Ganguly, no run, change of approach, round the wicket now, Ganguly watches it sail through to Prior

72.6

Tremlett to Ganguly, no run, well bowled, hint of swing into Ganguly who is taken on the pad...half an appeal but a big inside edge onto the pad...promising movement, though, for the England bowlers

India 260/3   SC Ganguly 30* (55b 4x4 1x6)

73.2

Panesar to Ganguly, no run, Panesar targets the small areas of rough, Ganguly plays with his bat in defence

73.3

Panesar to Ganguly, 1 run, goes down and sweeps from outside off stump, rolled his wrists to keep the ball down

73.6

Panesar to Ganguly, 1 run, now Ganguly rocks back to a short ball outside off stump and steers it out to Tremlett on the cover boundary

India 268/3   SC Ganguly 32* (58b 4x4 1x6)

74.1

Tremlett to Ganguly, no run, continues round the wicket, Ganguly comes forward and drives to mid off

74.2

Tremlett to Ganguly, 1 run, outside off stump, Ganguly opens the face and runs the ball through point to a square third man who is on the boundary

India 269/3   SC Ganguly 33* (60b 4x4 1x6)

75.1

Panesar to Ganguly, no run, defended into the covers

75.2

Panesar to Ganguly, no run, tries to place this between midwicket and mid-on, but Strauss makes a good save to prevent any runs

75.3

Panesar to Ganguly, no run, punched to mid on

75.4

Panesar to Ganguly, 2 runs, Ganguly waits for this and delicately places it past slip, deep cover has to run round to collect near the third man boundary

75.5

Panesar to Ganguly, no run, more flight from Monty, driven to mid off

75.6

Panesar to Ganguly, 2 runs, picked off out to deep cover, very comfortable over for the Indians...maybe time for some Paul Collingwood before the new ball?

India 273/3   SC Ganguly 37* (66b 4x4 1x6)

76.5

Tremlett to Ganguly, no run, nearly for England, Tremlett round the wicket and Ganguly goes for the cut and gets a bottom edge, but it bounces safely to Prior rather than onto the stumps

76.6

Tremlett to Ganguly, no run, tight finish as Ganguly gets everything behind a back-of-a-length delivery

India 274/3   SC Ganguly 37* (68b 4x4 1x6)

78.1

Tremlett to Ganguly, no run, comes across the crease and defends down to gully

78.2

Tremlett to Ganguly, no run, too wide this time, Ganguly lets it go

78.3

Tremlett to Ganguly, no run, slightly closer to the batsman, but again not played at

78.4

Tremlett to Ganguly, no run, it's all gone very quiet, again sent wide of the stumps and again left

78.5

Tremlett to Ganguly, no run, brings one into Ganguly this time, much fuller, and Ganguly is taken on the pads as he falls over in his shot but the angle is taking it well down leg side

78.6

Tremlett to Ganguly, no run, punched into the covers, one bounce to Pietersen

India 274/3   SC Ganguly 37* (74b 4x4 1x6)

79.4

Collingwood to Ganguly, 1 no ball, even at medium pace Collingwood oversteps, Ganguly defends to mid-off

79.4

Collingwood to Ganguly, no run, well bowled, hurried Ganguly a little as it nipped back at the left-hander...Ganguly wakes himself up with a few skips

79.5

Collingwood to Ganguly, OUT, well, the part-time bowler has made the breakthrough. The ball again nips back at Ganguly who is taken on the pad and a loud appeal is upheld by Ian Howell...but, oh dear, the replays show a big inside edge and Ganguly is unlucky. Collingwood gets his second scalp of the series, and both have owed plenty to the umpires

SC Ganguly lbw b Collingwood 37 (128m 77b 4x4 1x6) SR: 48.05

India 276/4   SC Ganguly 37 (77b 4x4 1x6)
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Sachin Tendulkar with his medal, England v India, 3rd Test, The Oval, 5th day, August 13, 2007

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