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

1.1

Anderson to Jaffer, no run, wide of off stump, no shot

1.2

Anderson to Jaffer, no run, lovely ball, coming in to Jaffer, a bit of bounce and it zips past the outside edge

1.3

Anderson to Jaffer, no run, more gentle away swing, left alone

1.4

Anderson to Jaffer, no run, again far too wide to tempt

1.5

Anderson to Jaffer, no run, well judged, left by Jaffer but that was a much better line

1.6

Anderson to Jaffer, no run, another leave but too wide once more

India 0/0   JM Anderson 1-1-0-0

3.1

Anderson to Jaffer, no run, too wide again from Anderson

3.2

Anderson to Jaffer, no run, it hardly needs saying ... but too wide to remotely interest the batsman

3.3

Anderson to Jaffer, FOUR, after several sighters Jaffer finally has a go at one and hammers the ball behind square on the off for four. That ball got exactly what it deserved

3.4

Anderson to Jaffer, no run, wide but fuller, Jaffer leaves

3.5

Anderson to Jaffer, no run, outside off, no shot

3.6

Anderson to Jaffer, FOUR, well, better line but too full and Jaffer plays an effortless straight drive down the ground ... he barely leaves his crease as that races away across the unusually lush outfield

India 8/0   JM Anderson 2-1-8-0

5.1

Anderson to Jaffer, 1 wide, and that was the widest of the lot, and even too much for Ian Howell who calls it

5.1

Anderson to Jaffer, no run, he's really off the boil ... started wide and got wider

5.2

Anderson to Jaffer, FOUR, too full and Jaffer gets a thick outside edge - probably intentional - and the ball scoots away behind square on the off side

5.3

Anderson to Jaffer, no run, firm drive and Tremlett at extra cover athletically dives to his left and flicks the ball towards the keeper's end

5.4

Anderson to Jaffer, no run, the first short one, Jaffer sways back and lets the ball pass at head height

5.5

Anderson to Jaffer, no run, much better, a good length and line, Jaffer plays inside the line. No foot movement

5.6

Anderson to Jaffer, SIX, short but much too wide, Jaffer leans back,slashes the ball over gully and it carries all the way. Quite safe as there is no third man and the width allowed him the freedom to throw the bat at it

India 21/0   JM Anderson 3-1-19-0

12.1

Anderson to Jaffer, 1 run, turned round the corner to deep backward square leg

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

12.4

Anderson to Jaffer, no run, full, firmly driven back at Anderson's feet

12.5

Anderson to Jaffer, no run, wide, and the ball seemed to struggle to get through to Prior, like an old man chasing a bus

12.6

Anderson to Jaffer, no run, no stroke needed

India 48/0   JM Anderson 4-1-23-0

14.1

Anderson to Jaffer, no run, a good length, nipped back in off the seam veering towards leg stump

14.2

Anderson to Jaffer, FOUR, shorter this time, on off, and creamily dispatched in front of midwicket with a back-foot pull

14.3

Anderson to Jaffer, no run, better direction for Anderson, outside off and slanting in casually to the right-hander - with a touch of lift, too - and he fends down off the back-foot

14.4

Anderson to Jaffer, OUT, width outside off, short-of-a-length and that was a deliberate strategy to entice Jaffer to upper cut off the back-foot straight to Pietersen at third man

W Jaffer c Pietersen b Anderson 35 (69m 47b 6x4 1x6) SR: 74.46

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   JM Anderson 5-1-27-1

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   JM Anderson 6-1-37-1

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   JM Anderson 7-1-41-1

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

20.6

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

India 90/1   JM Anderson 8-1-46-1

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   JM Anderson 9-1-51-1

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   JM Anderson 10-1-53-1

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   JM Anderson 11-2-53-1

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

48.2

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, outside off, swinging back in, left alone

48.3

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, theatrical leave to an awayswinger

48.4

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, massive cheers from the crowd as the ball lifts and hits Tendulkar under the arm and Bell, at leg slip, dives to his right to hold a "catch". Tendulkar gives a look as if to say "come off it" and Steve Bucknor even less amused .. but there was no real appeal other than by Bell and Prior who couldn't have seen what it hit

48.5

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, fuller, swinging down the leg side and Tendulkar lets it flick his pads and again Bell fields

48.6

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, dug in forcing Tendulkar to take evasive action

India 189/2   JM Anderson 12-3-53-2

50.1

Anderson to Tendulkar, 2 runs, off the mark with no more than a defensive push between mid-off and extra cover, but timed sweetly

50.2

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, fuller and much the same shot, but this one not timed nearly as well as Tremlett fields at extra cover

50.3

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, booming inswinger, Tendulkar gets tucked up and the ball loops towards point off his pads

50.4

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, bouncer but much too short and Tendulkar ducked even though it was well over his head

50.5

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, wide, too short to drive and Tendulkar leaves

50.6

Anderson to Tendulkar, 4 byes, short, the ball zips back in to Tendulkar and flies past his shoulder and down the leg side evading Prior's despairing leap

India 199/2   JM Anderson 13-3-55-2

52.1

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, Tendulkar more watchful and cautious

52.2

Anderson to Tendulkar, 4 byes, swung down the leg side and it carries on to beat the dive of Prior

52.3

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, straighter and blocked

52.4

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, short, Tendulkar drops to his haunches and Prior takes to his left

52.5

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, pushed towards extra cover, the off-side cordon closes in quickly

52.6

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, short and once more Tendulkar ducks

India 207/3   JM Anderson 14-4-55-2

54.1

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, Tendulkar gets right over a slightly short ball and drops it into the leg side

54.2

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, lovely yorker but Tendulkar equal to the challenge and he digs it out without any alarms

54.3

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, driven into the covers, Pietersen misfields but recovers quickly to prevent the single

54.4

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, short outside off and Tendulkar plays a very unTendulkarish prod and the ball zips past the outside edge

54.5

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, into line and watchfully pushed to mid-on

54.6

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, again Tendulkar forced onto the back foot where he plays a textbook defensive shot

India 207/3   JM Anderson 15-5-55-2

56.1

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, veering towards leg

56.2

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, slammed into his legs, specifically his thigh, as he looked to leave one that straightened

56.3

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, on leg, played down off the thighs into short midwicket

56.4

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, plenty of swing, unfortunately for Anderson too much, and Tendulkar chases it round, too late

56.5

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, a nagging line for Anderson - alas, consistently on the legs - Tendulkar again looks to rush that into short midwicket

56.6

Anderson to Tendulkar, 1 run, on his legs, yet again, and worked just backward of square

India 212/3   JM Anderson 16-5-56-2

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

58.3

Anderson to Tendulkar, 2 runs, sharp swing there follows Tendulkar like a magnet; he clips square, where Sidebottom looks like he's auditioning for the forces inside the rope with a successful commando roll

58.4

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, left that one, which slunk down leg

58.5

Anderson to Tendulkar, FOUR, more swing, but poor placement - width down off, allowing Tendulkar to lean into a smooth cover-drive that flies off the face (the bat face, that is)

58.6

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, bouncer, Tendulkar stands firm and takes a body blow - in his chest region. He then stands, expressionless. Tough as nails

India 223/3   JM Anderson 17-5-67-2

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

60.2

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, back over the wicket, easy forward defensive this time

60.3

Anderson to Tendulkar, 3 runs, more width from Anderson; Tendulkar merely punches through cover off the back foot, climbing into the line. Made that one look easy

60.4

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

60.5

Anderson to Tendulkar, 1 run, straight, rising, but played back down without too much alarm into the on-side

60.6

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

India 230/3   JM Anderson 18-5-73-2

83.1

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, a little away swing and the ball doesn't carry through to Prior

83.2

Anderson to Tendulkar, 1 run, drags his length shorter and Tendulkar has plenty of time to place the ball out to deep cover, but England won't mind too much as it brings Laxman onto strike

83.3

Anderson to Laxman, no run, decent line, but Laxman didn't have to play

83.4

Anderson to Laxman, no run, like this morning, Anderson not making the batsman play enough while the ball is new

83.5

Anderson to Laxman, 1 run, brings his line straighter and Laxman tucks the ball off his hip through midwicket

83.6

Anderson to Tendulkar, FOUR, a little overpitched and Tendulkar leans into a confident cover drive, no one back on the boundary now and it runs over the spare pitches

India 290/4   JM Anderson 19-5-79-2

88.1

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, makes Tendulkar play and Anderson fields in his follow through

88.2

Anderson to Tendulkar, FOUR, flashing edge from Tendulkar, goes between second slip and gully as the late flurry of boundaries continues

88.3

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, inswinger played up to mid-on, Tendulkar wanted a single but Laxman said no

88.4

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, played with soft hands towards gully, Tendulkar has been a study of concentration today and Prior's drop is proving costly

88.5

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, can't draw an attacking shot with a ball outside off stump, Tendulkar playing for the close

88.6

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, blocked up to mid-on and Sachin will be very happy for Laxman to take the last six balls of the day

India 312/4   JM Anderson 20-5-83-2

91.1

Anderson to Tendulkar, 1 run, short of a length angling into Tendulkar from over the wicket, played off his hips towards midwicket for a single and that's his fifty, off 135 balls, well played

91.2

Anderson to Laxman, no run, fuller length on middle and leg stump, flicked off the pads to Panesar at square leg

91.3

Anderson to Laxman, FOUR, Anderson strays on to middle and leg stump, Laxman leans across his stumps and flicks past Panesar to the square-leg boundary

91.4

Anderson to Laxman, no run, Laxman tries to flick once more but Anderson's line is much straighter this time, he doesn't make contact

91.5

Anderson to Laxman, no run, good length ball on off and middle stump, Laxman defends off the back foot towards the bowler

91.6

Anderson to Laxman, no run, fuller length on off and middle stump, Laxman defends to Pietersen who is the man at squareish midwicket

India 322/4   JM Anderson 21-5-88-2

93.1

Anderson to Laxman, no run, short of a length on off stump, Laxman waits in his crease and pushes the ball towards cover point off the back foot

93.2

Anderson to Laxman, no run, fuller length on middle stump angling into Laxman who leans across and flicks to square leg

93.3

Anderson to Laxman, 4 runs, too straight from Anderson, Laxman leans forward and drives into the gap at midwicket, Vaughan gives chase and scoops the ball to Panesar just inside the boundary, the batsmen have plenty of time to run four

93.4

Anderson to Laxman, no run, Anderson replies with the bouncer, Laxman half ducks, half sways out of the way

93.5

Anderson to Laxman, FOUR, the ball rises sharply on Laxman outside the off stump, Laxman is caught by surprise and plays an uncontrolled cut, the ball flies over gully for four more

93.6

Anderson to Laxman, no run, short of a length on off stump, Laxman moves on to the back foot and defends towards cover

India 330/4   JM Anderson 22-5-96-2

95.1

Anderson to Laxman, no run, good length delivery pitches outside off stump and angles into Laxman who once again decides to defend on the back foot

95.2

Anderson to Laxman, FOUR, superb timing, Laxman waits on the back foot for a good-length ball to come to him, he merely pushed that, almost a defensive shot, but found the gap at cover and the ball races over the practice pitches to the boundary

95.3

Anderson to Laxman, no run, fuller length on off stump, Laxman defends on the back foot

95.4

Anderson to Laxman, no run, this time he gets on to the front foot and defends a full-length ball on off stump towards point

95.5

Anderson to Laxman, no run, Anderson digs it in short but the line is outside off stump and Laxman comfortably lets it pass

95.6

Anderson to Laxman, 1 run, on middle stump angling towards leg, a touch too straight and that's all Laxman needs to flick if off his pads through square leg

India 339/4   JM Anderson 23-5-101-2

104.1

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, starts full on middle, driven firmly to mid on

104.2

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, short and wide, Tendulkar has a flash but doesn't make contact. The ball didn't bounce much and Prior takes it on the half volley

104.3

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, well bowled, not as much swing and much closer to off stump, Tendulkar judges his leave well

104.4

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, tries to tempt Tendulkar into a drive, but he continues to resist and shoulders arms

104.5

Anderson to Tendulkar, FOUR, easy pickings for Tendulkar, nothing more than a wide long-hop and it is slotted through the vacant cover area

104.6

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, gets back on a length, Tendulkar gets back to leaving

India 367/5   JM Anderson 24-5-105-2

106.1

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, tries to drive a full delivery on off stump, but doesn't find the middle and the ball bobbles back towards Anderson

106.2

Anderson to Tendulkar, 1 leg bye, brings out the inswinger, Tendulkar misses his whip through the leg side and is taken on the pad but it's going well down the leg side, easy call for Steve Bucknor

106.3

Anderson to Dhoni, 1 run, pushed into the covers and both batsmen scamper for a quick single, the throw hits the non-striker's stumps and Vaughan completes a sharp piece of backing up to prevent any overthrows

106.4

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, Tendulkar picks the line early and raises his bat high out of harms way

106.5

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, comes onto the front foot, defends with an angled bat towards gully

106.6

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, good length, Tendulkar comfortable enough to come onto the front foot and blocks to cover

India 375/5   JM Anderson 25-5-106-2

108.1

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, goes after a wide delivery, takes the bottom of the bat and lands short of Ian Bell at gully who reacts well to awkward bounce to bring off the save

108.2

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, driven up to mid-off, Dhoni is threatening to cut loose

108.3

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, banged in, drifts down the leg side and Dhoni goes for the pull, close to taking the glove as Prior brings off a fine take...that will boost his confidence

108.4

Anderson to Dhoni, 1 run, an inswinger is tucked off the pads for a single

108.5

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, full on the stumps, Tendulkar plays it back to Anderson

108.6

Anderson to Tendulkar, 4 byes, that came out all wrong from Anderson, speared down the leg side and Prior can't get a glove on it...more byes against him but that wasn't really his fault

India 389/5   JM Anderson 26-5-107-2

110.1

Anderson to Tendulkar, 1 run, full with some outswing outside off stump, Tendulkar drives off half of the bat down to third man

110.2

Anderson to Dhoni, 3 runs, more impressive timing from Dhoni, played off the back foot past mid-off and he makes it back for three even though he dropped his bat mid-run and still had time to pick it up again

110.3

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, wide outside off stump, Tendulkar nearly has a dip at it but pulls out

110.4

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, top shot, elegant drive off the back foot but an equally good save in the covers by Cook

110.5

Anderson to Tendulkar, 1 run, nicely bowled, Tendulkar comes half forward and gets a thick inside edge which rolls into the leg side and mid-on runs round to field

110.6

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, banged in very short, and quite wide too, but Dhoni restrains himself on this occasion

India 398/5   JM Anderson 27-5-112-2

112.1

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, comes into Dhoni, taken on the pad and a loud appeal is met with a shake of the head form Bucknor, and he's spot on as it's going down the leg

112.2

Anderson to Dhoni, 1 run, worked with the hint of inswing through midwicket

112.3

Anderson to Tendulkar, 2 runs, leans into a drive as Anderson goes full, not much power but they get two as Panesar does the chasing from mid-off

112.4

Anderson to Tendulkar, FOUR, gorgeous from Tendulkar, on middle stump and it's eased past mid-on with a textbook straight bat and hardly any follow through. That was all timing and one of his best shots in the innings

112.5

Anderson to Tendulkar, FOUR, now he's starting to cut loose, Anderson tries to compensate by going outside off stump but Tendulkar frees his arms and places this through square cover

112.6

Anderson to Tendulkar, OUT, well, well, Anderson makes the breakthrough just as Tendulkar was looking set to finally reach three figures in this series...outside off stump and Tendulkar pushes at it sending a regulation catch to Strauss at first slip who gobbles it well...Tendulkar leaves to standing ovation, he might get one more innings but who knows

SR Tendulkar c Strauss b Anderson 82 (298m 192b 11x4 0x6) SR: 42.70

India 417/6   JM Anderson 28-5-123-3

114.1

Anderson to Dhoni, FOUR, short and wide, help yourself and Dhoni does so with a perfectly placed cut through the covers...it's so well timed that deep point can't stop it

114.2

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, lets this one pass by the off stump, if England snare another before lunch it will have been a decent session

114.3

Anderson to Dhoni, 1 run, worked off leg stump out to deep square-leg, Anderson gets three balls at Kumble

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   JM Anderson 29-5-129-3

116.1

Anderson to Dhoni, 1 run, worked towards square leg, Anderson can now target Kumble again

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   JM Anderson 30-5-130-3

118.1

Anderson to Dhoni, 2 runs, outside off, cutting into the right hander who makes room to cut it back out to point

118.2

Anderson to Dhoni, 1 run, in to the right hander off the seam again, but he waits to ease the ball back out to point

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

118.6

Anderson to Dhoni, FOUR, Anderson loses his line, straying on to leg and Dhoni doesn't miss out, turning the ball off his legs behind square. A lovely shot

India 438/6   JM Anderson 31-5-138-3

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

134.4

Anderson to Khan, no run, decent short ball, comes through at an awkward height but Zaheer manages to get his gloves out of the way...more tennis-ball bounce

134.5

Anderson to Khan, no run, angling down the leg side, Prior takes

134.6

Anderson to Khan, 1 run, tucked off the hip out to deep square-leg

India 515/7   JM Anderson 32-5-140-3

136.1

Anderson to Khan, 1 leg bye, short and into Khan's body, takes the chest guard to the short fine-leg area

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   JM Anderson 33-5-141-3

138.1

Anderson to Khan, no run, aiming for a glove down the leg side, but off target from Anderson

138.2

Anderson to Khan, no run, back outside off stump, defended down to gully

138.3

Anderson to Khan, no run, big full toss outside off stump, the batsman misses out

138.4

Anderson to Khan, no run, pitch looking very flat as Zaheer brings out another solid block

138.5

Anderson to Khan, no run, again down the leg side, everyone in the England team is starting to look a bit tired

138.6

Anderson to Khan, 1 run, pushed into the leg side, Alastair Cook runs round from leg gully to pick up at midwicket

India 527/7   JM Anderson 34-5-142-3

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   JM Anderson 35-5-147-3

142.1

Anderson to Khan, 1 run, goes full, hint of movement into the batsman, but they pick up a sharp single into the off side

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

142.6

Anderson to Khan, no run, outside off stump and Zaheer watches it go through to Prior

India 542/7   JM Anderson 36-5-151-3

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

144.6

Anderson to Khan, no run, tries a short ball at the body, but there's plenty of time to ride the bounce into the leg side

India 552/7   JM Anderson 37-5-156-3

156.1

Anderson to Singh, FOUR, Anderson starts off with a short one, RP Singh stands his ground and pulls powerfully through midwicket for four, India are getting a move on

156.2

Anderson to Singh, no run, short and wide outside the off stump, RP Singh chases it but doesn't make contact

156.3

Anderson to Singh, FOUR, another short ball and once again RP Singh plays a flat-batted swat past Vaughan at mid-on, four more

156.4

Anderson to Singh, OUT, excellent reflexes from Anderson, good length delivery on off stump, RP Singh doesn't move his feet and tries to smash it past Anderson who sticks out his left hand on his follow through and clutches on to a ball that is travelling at some speed

RP Singh c & b Anderson 11 (23m 21b 2x4 0x6) SR: 52.38

156.5

Anderson to Sreesanth, FOUR, poor first ball from Anderson, short and wide outside the off stump, Sreesanth cuts and cuts hard between point and gully

156.6

Anderson to Sreesanth, no run, Sreesanth tries to smash another one but gets beaten

India 595/9   JM Anderson 38-5-168-4

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

158.6

Anderson to Sreesanth, no run, full toss just outside the off stump, Sreesanth misses the drive and the ball just misses off stump

India 603/9   JM Anderson 39-5-169-4

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

160.3

Anderson to Sreesanth, FOUR, Sreesanth jabs down at a slower ball outside off stump and gets an outside edge down to the third man boundary

160.4

Anderson to Sreesanth, FOUR, full and wide outside off stump, Sreesanth frees his arms and cuts to the point boundary, he moves into double figures, only the 12th time in Test history that all the batsmen have moved into double figures

160.5

Anderson to Sreesanth, FOUR, full delivery outside off stump, Sreesanth frees his arms and drives wide of the fielder at mid-off for four more, he's having a ball out there

160.6

Anderson to Sreesanth, no run, defended on the back foot towards midwicket

India 617/9   JM Anderson 40-5-182-4
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Match drawn
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India won by 7 wickets
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