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
0.1

Sidebottom to Karthik, no run, started wide and swung in to the right hander, he reached and patted it to Vaughan at mid-off

0.2

Sidebottom to Karthik, no run, back and into line, again inswing and the ball is hit hard into the ground and out into the covers

0.3

Sidebottom to Karthik, no run, poor shot selection, it was wide, Karthik played an expansive drive and the ball beat his inside edge

0.4

Sidebottom to Karthik, no run, more circumspect leave to another wide one

0.5

Sidebottom to Karthik, no run, defensive push to mid-off, Karthik sets off as if looking for a quick single but checks as he sees Vaughan rushing in

0.6

Sidebottom to Karthik, no run, Sidebottom probes outside off, Kathik leaves

India 0/0   KD Karthik 0* (6b)
2.1

Sidebottom to Karthik, no run, into the pads, the ball plops harmlessly into the leg side

2.2

Sidebottom to Karthik, no run, swinging into Karthik, he is well forward and meets the ball with a no-nonsense block

2.3

Sidebottom to Karthik, no run, pushed with the swing into the leg side and the ball trundles to mid-on

2.4

Sidebottom to Karthik, no run, left alone, well judged as it was not too far outside off stump

2.5

Sidebottom to Karthik, no run, more encouragement from the close fielders even though Karthik was able to leave with something to spare

2.6

Sidebottom to Karthik, no run, much fuller, blocked on the bounce back to Sidebottom who fakes a shy at the stumps to cheers from a few spectators

India 0/0   KD Karthik 0* (12b)
4.1

Sidebottom to Karthik, no run, swinging in to Karthik who chops down to defend

4.2

Sidebottom to Karthik, 2 runs, wider and fuller, Karthik does no more than defensively push behind square on the off, but the ball is neatly placed between fielders and he's off the mark

4.3

Sidebottom to Karthik, no run, fuller and Karthik messily keeps it out, that would have been fairly plumb but he was saved by a thick inside edge

4.4

Sidebottom to Karthik, no run, wider and Karthik lifts his bat out of harm's way

4.5

Sidebottom to Karthik, no run, down the leg, Karthik aims a rather airy swish and Prior takes off to gather the ball as it arcs away from him

4.6

Sidebottom to Karthik, no run, the swing beats Karthik as he shapes to turn the ball to leg and it thuds into his pads

India 10/0   KD Karthik 2* (18b)
6.1

Sidebottom to Karthik, 3 runs, fuller and a crisp off drive, Panesar chases hard and flicks the ball back with a lunge inches inside the rope

India 24/0   KD Karthik 5* (19b)
7.1

Tremlett to Karthik, no run, the ball lifts off a length and Prior takes on the rise

7.2

Tremlett to Karthik, 1 no ball, outside off, again springy bounce but he overstepped

7.2

Tremlett to Karthik, no run, Karthik turns slightly square as he blocks, again he looks as if he is about to set off for a sharp single but it was never remotely possible

7.3

Tremlett to Karthik, no run, into line and blocked with a dead bat

7.4

Tremlett to Karthik, no run, wide, a grunt, and left

7.5

Tremlett to Karthik, no run, much too wide again ...

7.6

Tremlett to Karthik, no run, slightly better line but still no need for a shot

India 29/0   KD Karthik 5* (26b)
8.6

Sidebottom to Karthik, no run, slanted across the right hander but too wide to entice

India 36/0   KD Karthik 5* (27b)
9.6

Tremlett to Karthik, no run, Karthik gets bat and body right into line to defend

India 37/0   KD Karthik 5* (28b)
11.1

Tremlett to Karthik, no run, fired down the leg side, Karthik was already moving to off and so not in a position to play a shot and Prior skipped across to take it

11.2

Tremlett to Karthik, no run, Karthik trapped back in his crease, a fuller ball beat him and hit just above the knee roll, a loud appeal but Ian Howell shakes his head

11.3

Tremlett to Karthik, no run, outside off, no shot

11.4

Tremlett to Karthik, 2 runs, Karthik again looks rather ill at ease, a thick leading edge squirts into the covers. He was once more turned completely square as he played that ...

11.5

Tremlett to Karthik, no run, Karthik sways to the off and looks to help that round the corner but misses

11.6

Tremlett to Karthik, 1 no ball, wide, a no-ball ... aside from that, spot on

11.6

Tremlett to Karthik, FOUR, Karthik's first boundary of the day, driven on the up through the covers, in the air but safe, and the ball races across the outfield

India 44/0   KD Karthik 11* (35b 1x4)
12.2

Anderson to Karthik, no run, up in the blockhole, Karthik almost yorks himself but jabs down just in time, albeit off balance, and as he stumbles Anderson shies back at the stumps ... and misses by some way and there was no chance of a run out anyway

12.3

Anderson to Karthik, 3 runs, neatly placed to the right of mid-on

India 48/0   KD Karthik 14* (37b 1x4)
13.1

Tremlett to Karthik, 2 runs, full, driven through mid-on but not timed

13.2

Tremlett to Karthik, FOUR, a thick edge from Karthik as he tried to pull the bat out of the way, the slips fail to gather a half volley and it's four as there is no third man

13.3

Tremlett to Karthik, no run, left alone, wrong line

13.4

Tremlett to Karthik, no run, pushed to extra cover with a flourish

13.5

Tremlett to Karthik, FOUR, sweetly flicked through midwicket, too full ... Karthik waited for the ball and eased it into the leg side

13.6

Tremlett to Karthik, no run, firm drive to Vaughan who stops it well at shortish mid-off

India 58/0   KD Karthik 24* (43b 3x4)
15.1

Tremlett to Karthik, no run, on the back foot, defended down

15.2

Tremlett to Karthik, no run, wideish down the channel, encouraging signs of lift for Tremlett

15.3

Tremlett to Karthik, no run, this time a hint of swing away, slinky arc, and a good length, but too wide to be of interest

15.4

Tremlett to Karthik, no run, on off stump this time, slightly squared up in defence

15.5

Tremlett to Karthik, no run, swing away down the channel, left alone

15.6

Tremlett to Karthik, FOUR, outside off, too short, driven back back down the ground through mid-off with some neat timing

India 66/1   KD Karthik 28* (49b 4x4)
17.1

Tremlett to Karthik, no run, wide down off and boomeranging wider - that looked a wide, and taken by Prior at first-and-a-half-slip, as it were

17.2

Tremlett to Karthik, no run, up there and defended forward this time

17.3

Tremlett to Karthik, 1 run, down off and tries to pull hard through midwicket, but is a shade late on the shot

17.5

Tremlett to Karthik, no run, more front-foot defence

17.6

Tremlett to Karthik, no run, encouraging bounce for Tremlett, down off, but wide enough to leave

India 78/1   KD Karthik 29* (54b 4x4)
19.1

Panesar to Karthik, no run, on the spot, and dealt with easily

19.2

Panesar to Karthik, 2 runs, tucked away through short leg for a quick single

19.3

Panesar to Karthik, 1 run, loop from Panesar, Karthik waits and watches to play a neat wristy drive on the front foot to mid-off

India 85/1   KD Karthik 32* (57b 4x4)
20.1

Anderson to Karthik, no run, up there, defended on the front foot

20.2

Anderson to Karthik, no run, flashed at it away from the body off the back foot - but the swing away took the ball away and just out of reach

20.3

Anderson to Karthik, FOUR, width outside off and well directed through third man

20.4

Anderson to Karthik, no run, outside off, good length, Karthik aims to drive but eases off the pedal and the ball rolls to cover

20.5

Anderson to Karthik, 1 run, a bit more testing this time, up there on off, and driven into the covers

India 90/1   KD Karthik 37* (62b 5x4)
21.1

Panesar to Karthik, 1 run, stretches out to defend on the front foot

21.6

Panesar to Karthik, 2 runs, more runs, this time a caress in front of midwicket

India 96/1   KD Karthik 40* (64b 5x4)
24.1

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

24.2

Sidebottom to Karthik, no run, straight delivery, defended on the front foot

24.3

Sidebottom to Karthik, 2 runs, a touch loose, cut away to point

24.4

Sidebottom to Karthik, 4 byes, beaten Prior down the leg - it was wide and swinging even wider

24.5

Sidebottom to Karthik, no run, pushed across the right hander, a touch fuller, poked to cover

24.6

Sidebottom to Karthik, no run, on off, bounced up and played down off the back foot

India 109/1   KD Karthik 42* (70b 5x4)
26.1

Sidebottom to Karthik, no run, round the wicket, angles the ball in at the right hander, who defends on the front foot

26.2

Sidebottom to Karthik, FOUR, outside off, deliberately opening the blade and running the ball down to the vacant third man area

26.3

Sidebottom to Karthik, no run, left alone outside off this time

26.4

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

26.5

Sidebottom to Karthik, no run, pushed right up there and defended on the front foot

26.6

Sidebottom to Karthik, 3 runs, found the gap through cover but doesn't make it all the way

India 116/1   KD Karthik 49* (76b 6x4)
27.1

Panesar to Karthik, 1 run, worked to square to bring up another good half-century for Karthik. This came up from 77 balls, including six fours

India 117/1   KD Karthik 50* (77b 6x4)
28.1

Sidebottom to Karthik, FOUR, starts with a full half-volley outside off stump and Karthik leans into a perfectly-timed cover drive, ideal start for him after lunch

28.2

Sidebottom to Karthik, 1 run, straighter this time and worked past square leg, brings Dravid onto strike

India 122/1   KD Karthik 55* (79b 7x4)
29.1

Panesar to Karthik, 1 run, very full, drifting into leg stump and flicked out to deep square-leg

29.3

Panesar to Karthik, 2 runs, Monty is overpitching at the moment, this time Karthik works into the gap at midwicket

29.4

Panesar to Karthik, no run, Dropped Panesar pulls his length back and Karthik drives on the up, Andrew Strauss at short cover can't quite hold on, but it would have been a fine catch...on flat pitches, though, you need to take them

29.5

Panesar to Karthik, no run, pushed down to mid off

29.6

Panesar to Karthik, 1 run, worked past short leg, a few shouts from the England players but it was very safe

India 131/1   KD Karthik 59* (84b 7x4)
30.1

Sidebottom to Karthik, 4 byes, comes round the wicket, but fires the ball down the leg side and Prior can't get a glove on it...Sidebottom has been poor since lunch and is leaking runs

30.2

Sidebottom to Karthik, 1 run, on off stump, but Karthik uses the angle and pushes wide of Vaughan at mid-on for a comfortable single

30.5

Sidebottom to Karthik, no run, stays over to Karthik this time and sends the ball wide of off stump, an easy leave

30.6

Sidebottom to Karthik, no run, going down the leg side again, flicks the pad through to Prior who makes a tumbling save

India 137/1   KD Karthik 60* (88b 7x4)
31.2

Panesar to Karthik, no run, comes onto the front foot, bat and pad together back to Panesar

31.3

Panesar to Karthik, no run, draws another defensive shot, better length

31.4

Panesar to Karthik, no run, Karthik being watchful here, leans forward with his bat in front of his pad

31.5

Panesar to Karthik, no run, pushed into the covers

31.6

Panesar to Karthik, no run, moment of excitement for the close fielders...hint of turn of bounce, takes the glove but falls short of Alastair Cook under the helmet at short leg

India 138/1   KD Karthik 60* (93b 7x4)
32.5

Tremlett to Karthik, no run, Tremlett gets away with this, short and wide outside off stump but Karthik's cut goes straight to gully

32.6

Tremlett to Karthik, no run, a beauty to end the over, moves away off the pitch with bounce and Karthik fends at it and almost gets the edge

India 139/1   KD Karthik 60* (95b 7x4)
34.1

Tremlett to Karthik, no run, hits the spot outside off stump, gets good carry through to Prior...he's looking in good rhythm after lunch

34.2

Tremlett to Karthik, 1 no ball, oversteps, trying for a little more effort and it's also too wide

34.2

Tremlett to Karthik, 2 runs, fuller and Karthik leans into a well-timed push past mid-off as India bring up their 150

34.3

Tremlett to Karthik, no run, a mental block from Karthik, who feels the need to have a huge drive at a wide-ish ball from Tremlett and nearly gifts England a breakthrough...is this the moment his concentration falters?

34.4

Tremlett to Karthik, no run, that's better, leaves a delivery which rises past off stump

34.5

Tremlett to Karthik, no run, more pleasing carry for Karthik, but needs to get a little closer to the batsman

34.6

Tremlett to Karthik, no run, a bit too easy for the batsman to watch the last three balls sail past

India 150/1   KD Karthik 62* (102b 7x4)
35.3

Panesar to Karthik, no run, Karthik thrusts his pad at the ball, Monty shouts but he can't get them when the ball pitches outside leg

35.4

Panesar to Karthik, no run, padded away, Karthik can kick them all day from outside leg stump

35.5

Panesar to Karthik, no run, pitches on leg this time, bringing a defensive shot back down the pitch

35.6

Panesar to Karthik, no run, takes the thigh pad into the leg side

India 151/1   KD Karthik 62* (106b 7x4)
37.1

Panesar to Karthik, 2 runs, still over the wicket, pushed across Karthik and played with soft hards backward of point

37.2

Panesar to Karthik, 1 run, head over the ball and flicked through midwicket

37.5

Panesar to Karthik, no run, big shout from England, Karthik comes forward and the ball lobs to slip...the appeal could have been for lbw and a catch but neither is out

37.6

Panesar to Karthik, 2 runs, nicely angled through the covers

India 161/1   KD Karthik 67* (110b 7x4)
38.4

Tremlett to Karthik, no run, Karthik plays from the crease, a ball on middle stump and pushed towards mid on

38.5

Tremlett to Karthik, no run, goes outside off stump again, moves late after it has gone past the bat

38.6

Tremlett to Karthik, no run, too wide again, the line from England's seamers hasn't been consistent since lunch

India 162/1   KD Karthik 67* (113b 7x4)
40.1

Tremlett to Karthik, no run, Karthik continues to leave Tremlett and gets a thumbs up from his captain

40.2

Tremlett to Karthik, no run, on the stumps, Karthik plays with a straight bat back down the pitch...not much happening for the bowlers

40.3

Tremlett to Karthik, no run, another ball is left alone, superb play from the Indians as they make the bowlers bowl where they want them to

40.4

Tremlett to Karthik, FOUR, and on cue, Tremlett tries to pitch it up and is handsomely driven through the covers with an uncompromising flow of the bat

40.5

Tremlett to Karthik, no run, ah, a bouncer to test out the middle of the pitch...it climbs well over the batsman as he ducks

40.6

Tremlett to Karthik, no run, back on off stump, defended to mid off

India 168/1   KD Karthik 71* (119b 8x4)
41.4

Panesar to Karthik, no run, Panesar pitches one on the stumps, and it's blocked with ease into the covers

41.5

Panesar to Karthik, 1 run, brings out the sweep which finds Tremlett at deep square-leg...even the crowd has gone quiet

India 170/1   KD Karthik 72* (121b 8x4)
42.1

Anderson to Karthik, no run, hits a decent spot first up, Karthik drops into the covers and half thinks of a single before staying put

42.2

Anderson to Karthik, no run, again picks out cover, Vaughan has gone much more defensive with runs flowing easily and little help for his attack

42.3

Anderson to Karthik, no run, outside off stump, no interest from the batsman

42.4

Anderson to Karthik, no run, on off stump without even a hint of movement

42.5

Anderson to Karthik, FOUR, glorious from Karthik, who was into his drive almost before Anderson had let the ball go...takes a step down the track and goes past mid off, holds his pose for the photographers

42.6

Anderson to Karthik, 1 run, angled down to third man, keeps the strike

India 175/1   KD Karthik 77* (127b 9x4)
43.1

Panesar to Karthik, no run, tries to sweep, doesn't connect and takes the pad, Prior runs round to field

43.2

Panesar to Karthik, no run, again fails to make contact with an attempt to go leg side

43.3

Panesar to Karthik, no run, fired down the leg side, no need for Karthik to even pad it away

43.4

Panesar to Karthik, 2 runs, successful sweep on this occasion, all along the floor to deep square-leg

43.5

Panesar to Karthik, SIX, another imperious shot from Karthik, a couple of steps down the track and lofts Panesar effortlessly over mid-off and over the short boundary towards the pavilion

43.6

Panesar to Karthik, no run, pads this away...Karthik motoring along now

India 183/1   KD Karthik 85* (133b 9x4 1x6)
45.1

Sidebottom to Karthik, 1 run, falls forward as he pushes into the leg side for an easy single

45.3

Sidebottom to Karthik, no run, again Karthik plays the shot on the walk and looking for all the world as if he is off balance ... but it works

45.4

Sidebottom to Karthik, no run, very correct forward defensive shot

45.5

Sidebottom to Karthik, no run, and another, a big stride forward, elbow high ... purring from the technical experts in the vicinity

45.6

Sidebottom to Karthik, 1 run, flicked to the man patrolling the deepish midwicket boundary for a walked single

India 188/1   KD Karthik 87* (138b 9x4 1x6)
46.1

Anderson to Karthik, no run, wide and no shot needed

46.2

Anderson to Karthik, no run, punched off the back foot to mid-off

46.3

Anderson to Karthik, no run, Karthik defends with ease. On this pitch he can bide his time

46.4

Anderson to Karthik, no run, that woke him up, shorter and he had to jerk back out of the way as the ball passed at chest height

46.5

Anderson to Karthik, no run, seamed away and Karthik, who was playing with no foot movement at all, fenced and missed

46.6

Anderson to Karthik, no run, angled in, defended into the on side with a touch and bat and pad

India 188/1   KD Karthik 87* (144b 9x4 1x6)
49.1

Sidebottom to Karthik, no run, stands tall and pushes the ball a few yards into the off side

49.2

Sidebottom to Karthik, no run, prodded a little more forcefully to point

49.3

Sidebottom to Karthik, FOUR, four runs, a good bouncer, Karthik shaped to pull but got in a complete mess ... he got away with it as the ball could have gone anywhere ... as it was, it looped high over Prior and dropped safely

49.4

Sidebottom to Karthik, no run, left alone, no shot played or needed

49.5

Sidebottom to Karthik, no run, pushed into the covers, he set off for the single but Pietersen was in like a gazelle and rightly Karthik thought better of it

49.6

Sidebottom to Karthik, no run, wide and full, driveable but the shot was barely timed and the ball trickled to mid-off

India 193/2   KD Karthik 91* (150b 10x4 1x6)
51.1

Sidebottom to Karthik, OUT, wide and short of a length, Karthik plays a loose drive with no footwork and Prior does the rest, holding a thin but audible nick. Karthik stands motionless for a second or two before slowly heading off to a standing ovation

KD Karthik c †Prior b Sidebottom 91 (216m 151b 10x4 1x6) SR: 60.26

India 199/3   KD Karthik 91 (151b 10x4 1x6)
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