India tour of Ireland, England and Scotland, 3rd Test: England v India at The Oval, Aug 9-13, 2007
Pataudi Trophy - 3rd Test
Match drawn
9,10,11,12,13 August 2007 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150
  • Overs 151-200
14.5

Anderson to Dravid, no run, first ball to Dravid is much fuller, but dug out off his toes, working to short midwicket

14.6

Anderson to Dravid, no run, on off, short, defended down on the back foot

India 62/1   R Dravid 0* (2b)
16.1

Anderson to Dravid, no run, tight delivery that one, up there on off, but defended stoutly on the front foot

16.2

Anderson to Dravid, no run, another dot ball with a tidy delivery prompting another defence

16.3

Anderson to Dravid, FOUR, too much width outside off now, allowing Dravid to get off the mark with a crashing back-foot cut in front of point

16.4

Anderson to Dravid, no run, swing away down the channel, left alone

16.5

Anderson to Dravid, FOUR, wide again, flashed up-and-over the slips, a deliberate shot - and one which got its reward

16.6

Anderson to Dravid, 2 runs, on leg now, Dravid squeezes over to work the ball behind square and earn himself ten runs from the over

India 76/1   R Dravid 10* (8b 2x4)
17.4

Tremlett to Dravid, 1 run, defended on the front foot

India 78/1   R Dravid 11* (9b 2x4)
18.1

Anderson to Dravid, no run, down the off-side this time

18.2

Anderson to Dravid, no run, on the legs now, worked away off the thighs in front of square

18.3

Anderson to Dravid, no run, defended on the front foot

18.4

Anderson to Dravid, no run, worked the ball to leg now, straight to the fielder there

18.5

Anderson to Dravid, no run, better delivery - tight and up there, with a hint of bounce, defended back down

18.6

Anderson to Dravid, FOUR, width outside off, not completely timed but found the middle with a drive off the back-foot and the ball raced through cover

India 82/1   R Dravid 15* (15b 3x4)
19.4

Panesar to Dravid, no run, hits the spot on the front foot, defended forward

19.5

Panesar to Dravid, no run, on the front foot, defended forward

19.6

Panesar to Dravid, no run, quicker one, pushed past the outside edge, a good delivery

India 85/1   R Dravid 15* (18b 3x4)
20.6

Anderson to Dravid, no run, outside off, poked back down off the back foot

India 90/1   R Dravid 15* (19b 3x4)
21.2

Panesar to Dravid, no run, touch extra loop, but on the same spot - and the same shot

21.3

Panesar to Dravid, 2 runs, drags it a touch short, and Dravid frees his arms (in a manner of speaking) to cut very well away through point. Ah, shame you can't see Anderson's fielding - a very commendable effort with a sliding stop, then a body jerk to avoid the ropes.

21.4

Panesar to Dravid, no run, defended forward this time

21.5

Panesar to Dravid, 1 run, on leg, worked to square

India 94/1   R Dravid 18* (23b 3x4)
22.1

Sidebottom to Dravid, no run, over the wicket, curving into the right hander who defends on the front foot

22.2

Sidebottom to Dravid, no run, defended on the front foot

22.3

Sidebottom to Dravid, no run, on the front foot, rushed towards mid-on

22.4

Sidebottom to Dravid, no run, up there, on middle, and defended forward

22.5

Sidebottom to Dravid, FOUR, worked into the leg-side to bring up India's 100 before lunch

22.6

Sidebottom to Dravid, 3 runs, on middle-and-leg this time, a rare fumble from Panesar who manages to recover in time to stop the ball inside the rope

India 103/1   R Dravid 25* (29b 4x4)
23.1

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

23.2

Panesar to Dravid, no run, shorter ball, crashed towards short leg

23.3

Panesar to Dravid, no run, chased down the leg-side

23.4

Panesar to Dravid, no run, on the front foot, defended on the front foot without alarm

23.5

Panesar to Dravid, no run, more defending, again on the front foot

23.6

Panesar to Dravid, no run, some spin, albeit a touch wide, and that's left alone easily

India 103/1   R Dravid 25* (35b 4x4)
25.1

Panesar to Dravid, no run, floated up there, and defended into the covers

25.2

Panesar to Dravid, no run, defended on the front foot this time

25.3

Panesar to Dravid, no run, a touch more float, it's eyed beadily, but driven straight to mid-off

25.4

Panesar to Dravid, no run, left alone outside off now

25.5

Panesar to Dravid, no run, defended on the back foot this time

25.6

Panesar to Dravid, no run, and now on the front foot

India 109/1   R Dravid 25* (41b 4x4)
27.2

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

27.3

Panesar to Dravid, no run, driven to the fielder at mid-off

27.4

Panesar to Dravid, no run, deliberate loop, driven to gully

27.5

Panesar to Dravid, no run, creeps down the track to make sure he shoos out any threat with a forward defensive

27.6

Panesar to Dravid, no run, another solid forward defensive ends the session

India 117/1   R Dravid 25* (46b 4x4)
28.3

Sidebottom to Dravid, FOUR, and Dravid repeats Karthik's effort with another textbook cover drive, Sidebottom overpitching as he waits for his lunch to settle

28.4

Sidebottom to Dravid, no run, that's the spot from Sidebottom, in the channel outside off stump, Dravid plays forward and the ball scoots past the edge, there was a noise but it was bat hitting pad...not surprisingly Matt Prior was a little excited.

28.5

Sidebottom to Dravid, no run, played out to point, not much movement now for the bowlers

28.6

Sidebottom to Dravid, no run, wide enough for Dravid to watch it sail harmlessly through to Prior, good start for India with nine runs off the first over after lunch

India 126/1   R Dravid 29* (50b 5x4)
29.2

Panesar to Dravid, 1 run, Panesar goes full again, Dravid drives out to the man on the cover boundary

India 128/1   R Dravid 30* (51b 5x4)
30.3

Sidebottom to Dravid, no run, better from Sidebottom, back over the wicket to Dravid and pitches on middle, the ball hints to swing and Dravid is squared-up with a thick outside edge rolling into the slips

30.4

Sidebottom to Dravid, 1 run, worked off the hip, keeps the strike rotating so the bowler can't settle

India 137/1   R Dravid 31* (53b 5x4)
31.1

Panesar to Dravid, 1 run, drifting too straight and Dravid rolls his wrists to whip the ball through square leg

India 138/1   R Dravid 32* (54b 5x4)
32.1

Tremlett to Dravid, no run, bounce straight away and Dravid drops the ball towards the slip cordon

32.2

Tremlett to Dravid, no run, lets this one fly past off stump

32.3

Tremlett to Dravid, no run, too wide from Tremlett, Dravid very happy to let it go by

32.4

Tremlett to Dravid, 1 run, tries to compensate and moves onto Dravid's legs and that's an easy clip out to deep square-leg

India 139/1   R Dravid 33* (58b 5x4)
33.1

Panesar to Dravid, FOUR, touch too short and Dravid latches onto it very quickly, cutting away to the backward point boundary...superb timing and no chance for the man at deep cover

33.2

Panesar to Dravid, FOUR, now he pierces the gap between the two men at short cover, elegant shot from Dravid and the runs continue to flow

33.3

Panesar to Dravid, no run, quicker ball from Panesar, played off the front foot back to the bowler

33.4

Panesar to Dravid, no run, same again all round, Dravid looks hungry for a huge innings here

33.5

Panesar to Dravid, no run, Panesar has fought back after the first two balls went for four, but he's spearing it in pretty quickly...not risking too much air

33.6

Panesar to Dravid, no run, decent finish to the over, Dravid plays to short cover

India 147/1   R Dravid 41* (64b 7x4)
35.1

Panesar to Dravid, no run, padded away

35.2

Panesar to Dravid, 1 run, short enough for Dravid to rock onto the back foot and whip out to deep square-leg

India 151/1   R Dravid 42* (66b 7x4)
36.1

Tremlett to Dravid, no run, Dravid lets this go past off stump

36.2

Tremlett to Dravid, FOUR, just too easy for Dravid, leans into another perfect cover drive which races out to the boundary

36.3

Tremlett to Dravid, no run, way outside off stump

36.4

Tremlett to Dravid, no run, makes Dravid play this time, played from the top of the bounce

36.5

Tremlett to Dravid, no run, hint of movement off the pitch, but it started too wide and Dravid isn't interested

36.6

Tremlett to Dravid, no run, Tremlett probs, but still too wide to tempt Dravid

India 155/1   R Dravid 46* (72b 8x4)
37.3

Panesar to Dravid, no run, defended into the off side

37.4

Panesar to Dravid, 1 run, dragged too short, Dravid thumps out to deep cover

India 159/1   R Dravid 47* (74b 8x4)
38.1

Tremlett to Dravid, no run, pitched up a little further, Dravid has plenty of time to come onto the front foot and defend to cover

38.2

Tremlett to Dravid, no run, shoulders arms and this ball goes through to Prior down by his ankles

38.3

Tremlett to Dravid, 1 run, worked off the body out to deep square-leg, the single brings up a hundred stand off 144 balls...these two have played very well

India 162/1   R Dravid 48* (77b 8x4)
39.1

Panesar to Dravid, no run, pushed to short cover

39.2

Panesar to Dravid, no run, outside leg stump, padded away

39.3

Panesar to Dravid, no run, again its pad on ball out into the leg stump

39.4

Panesar to Dravid, no run, played with the bat this time, towards backward point

39.5

Panesar to Dravid, 2 runs, worked off middle stump, time for a brace to deep backward square and Dravid completes another fifty off 83 balls...and the pumped fist towards the dressing room suggests it's only a start

39.6

Panesar to Dravid, no run, padded away as Dravid prepares for his next fifty

India 164/1   R Dravid 50* (83b 8x4)
41.1

Panesar to Dravid, no run, uses his feet to meet the delivery on the half volley, but decides to block to short cover

41.2

Panesar to Dravid, no run, tries to whip through the leg side, but misses and is taken on the pad

41.3

Panesar to Dravid, 1 run, connects this time and collects a single wide of short fine-leg

41.6

Panesar to Dravid, no run, lunges forward, covers the stumps with bat and pad

India 170/1   R Dravid 51* (87b 8x4)
44.1

Anderson to Dravid, no run, wide from Anderson, easily left

44.2

Anderson to Dravid, no run, hint of movement, but again not making the batsman play

44.3

Anderson to Dravid, no run, better line, draws Dravid onto the front foot but a comfortable defensive shot

44.4

Anderson to Dravid, 2 runs, a rare hint of the streaky from Dravid, wide from Anderson and he throws his hands through the line of the ball, the outside edge flying down to third man who makes a good save

44.5

Anderson to Dravid, no run, back to Dravid's trademark leave

44.6

Anderson to Dravid, no run, ends the over by playing forward...ends another impressive hour for India

India 185/1   R Dravid 53* (93b 8x4)
45.2

Sidebottom to Dravid, 1 run, leggish, Dravid shimmies towards the off and helps it down to long leg

India 187/1   R Dravid 54* (94b 8x4)
47.1

Sidebottom to Dravid, no run, slanted across Dravid but it started far too wide to tempt him

47.2

Sidebottom to Dravid, no run, again too wide but this time too full as well

47.3

Sidebottom to Dravid, no run, jabbed slightly hurriedly to backward point

47.4

Sidebottom to Dravid, no run, a rare victory to the bowler ... Dravid plays and misses, but he was stretching for a ball he might well have left

47.5

Sidebottom to Dravid, no run, played inches short of Collingwood at second slip, off the open face but with more than a sniff of edge as well

47.6

Sidebottom to Dravid, 1 run, pushed into the covers with soft hands and a well-run single

India 189/1   R Dravid 55* (100b 8x4)
48.1

Anderson to Dravid, OUT, full, enough late swing to beat Dravid who was falling over as he shaped to clip the ball through midwicket and played inside it

R Dravid b Anderson 55 (131m 101b 8x4 0x6) SR: 54.45

India 189/2   R Dravid 55 (101b 8x4)
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