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

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   CT Tremlett 1-0-1-0

9.1

Tremlett to Jaffer, no run, Jaffer stands tall to get over the ball and drops it into the off side

9.2

Tremlett to Jaffer, no run, pushed into the covers off the front foot, no chance of a run as point quickly in

9.3

Tremlett to Jaffer, no run, Jaffer surprised by the bounce, he takes his bottom hand off the handle and just about keeps the ball under control and it loops a few yards into the off side

9.4

Tremlett to Jaffer, no run, able to leave as it was a couple of feet outside off

9.5

Tremlett to Jaffer, 1 run, turned safely past Cook who is at backward short leg

9.6

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

India 37/0   CT Tremlett 2-0-2-0

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   CT Tremlett 3-0-9-0

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   CT Tremlett 4-0-19-0

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   CT Tremlett 5-0-23-0

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

17.4

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

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   CT Tremlett 6-0-25-0

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

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   CT Tremlett 7-0-26-0

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   CT Tremlett 8-0-29-0

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   CT Tremlett 9-0-33-0

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

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   CT Tremlett 10-0-34-0

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   CT Tremlett 11-0-38-0

57.1

Tremlett to Tendulkar, no run, swing away down the channel, wide enough to leave. Left

57.2

Tremlett to Tendulkar, no run, on off, defended on the front foot

57.3

Tremlett to Tendulkar, no run, left alone down the channel, a tighter channel this time

57.4

Tremlett to Tendulkar, no run, good delivery, almost inducing Tendulkar into prodding at it, on a decent length and with a delicious Monroe-esque curve

57.5

Tremlett to Tendulkar, no run, got him... not got him. Tendulkar was very close to edging to Cook at short leg, but there was no bat, only pad, as he tried to flick off his legs

57.6

Tremlett to Tendulkar, no run, left alone down the channel

India 212/3   CT Tremlett 12-1-38-0

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

59.5

Tremlett to Tendulkar, no run, swing away down off, shouldered arms

59.6

Tremlett to Tendulkar, no run, played round off the hips behind square

India 224/3   CT Tremlett 13-1-39-0

61.1

Tremlett to Tendulkar, no run, left alone down the channel

61.2

Tremlett to Tendulkar, 2 runs, swing in the air again, driven from outside off to long-on

61.3

Tremlett to Tendulkar, no run, outside off, swing away, but wide enough to be ignored. It's ignored

61.4

Tremlett to Tendulkar, no run, more swing away down the channel; more leaving

61.5

Tremlett to Tendulkar, no run, defended on the front foot

61.6

Tremlett to Tendulkar, no run, let that one crash into his pads and run away fine. There could be no runs, of course, because he hadn't offered a shot

India 232/3   CT Tremlett 14-1-41-0

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

63.4

Tremlett to Tendulkar, no run, shouldered arms, good judgement, that one coming close - albeit not too threateningly - to the stumps

63.5

Tremlett to Tendulkar, no run, left alone once more, this one a bit easier to judge

63.6

Tremlett to Tendulkar, no run, extracted, as they say, some bounce there, the ball jumping up just outside off

India 234/3   CT Tremlett 15-2-41-0

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   CT Tremlett 16-3-41-0

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

74.3

Tremlett to Tendulkar, no run, plenty of bounce outside off stump, but it's at a very easy pace and Tendulkar almost has time to turn around see it land in Prior's gloves

74.4

Tremlett to Tendulkar, no run, a small amount of away swing, Tendulkar happy to let it go

74.5

Tremlett to Tendulkar, no run, nips into Tendulkar, but it's played with a solid straight bat

74.6

Tremlett to Tendulkar, no run, very, very short from Tremlett and it wouldn't have troubled a batsman twice the height of Tendulkar...not sure why it's not called wide to be honest

India 269/3   CT Tremlett 17-3-42-0

76.1

Tremlett to Tendulkar, no run, pounding away outside off stump, left alone

76.2

Tremlett to Tendulkar, no run, Tendulkar shows the full face of the bat as he comes forward

76.3

Tremlett to Tendulkar, no run, full, but Tendulkar not tempted into a drive

76.4

Tremlett to Tendulkar, 1 run, seams into Tendulkar, who plays with the movement and flicks to deep square-leg

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   CT Tremlett 18-3-43-0

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   CT Tremlett 19-4-43-0

80.1

Tremlett to Tendulkar, no run, directed at the body, defended into the leg side

80.2

Tremlett to Tendulkar, no run, continuing with the short-pitched bowling to Tendulkar, who fends into the leg side...Alastair Cook is at more of a close leg gully than short leg

80.3

Tremlett to Tendulkar, no run, very short this time and sails well over his head as he ducks

80.4

Tremlett to Tendulkar, no run, another very short one, outside off stump and Tendulkar watches it fly through

80.5

Tremlett to Tendulkar, 1 no ball, oversteps and Tendulkar allows this to take the thigh pad, so although it races to the fine-leg boundary the runs won't count (apart from the no-ball, of course)

80.5

Tremlett to Tendulkar, no run, Tendulkar almost lost his concentration there, well outside off stump and he has a slash at it without any footwork. It was a very half-hearted effort

80.6

Tremlett to Tendulkar, 4 byes, more byes against Prior's name, who won't remember today with any fondness, as this one is speared down the leg side and misses everything

India 281/4   CT Tremlett 20-4-44-0

85.1

Tremlett to Laxman, no run, sends his first ball very wide, they must make the batsman play

85.2

Tremlett to Laxman, no run, that's better, closer to Laxman but he can still shoulder arms

85.3

Tremlett to Laxman, no run, back of a length and Laxman defends at the top of the bounce

85.4

Tremlett to Laxman, no run, left alone, this is a waste of the new ball if the batsman get watch it go by

85.5

Tremlett to Laxman, no run, what a beauty, pitches on off stump, hits the seam and straightens on Laxman who is squared-up and nearly gets the edge...close call

85.6

Tremlett to Laxman, 1 wide, then follows it up with a wide, not what England needed

85.6

Tremlett to Laxman, no run, generally a poor over, apart from that one beauty, as Tremlett did make Laxman play five deliveries

India 292/4   CT Tremlett 21-4-45-0

87.1

Tremlett to Tendulkar, 1 run, on middle, dropped towards vacant mid-on area and they scamper a single

87.2

Tremlett to Laxman, 2 runs, not convincing from Laxman, tries to turn it through midwicket and gets a leading edge through the covers as India reach 300

87.3

Tremlett to Laxman, FOUR, Tremlett goes too straight and is picked off through mid-on, Vaughan is attacking so no fielder there and the ball trickles into the boundary

87.4

Tremlett to Laxman, no run, defended on the bounce to short leg

87.5

Tremlett to Laxman, FOUR, short ball which Laxman fends down into the slip cordon, Pietersen dives over it and Laxman collects four runs which take him to 5000 in his career

87.6

Tremlett to Laxman, no run, clipped off the pads and well fielded by Cook at short leg to prevent any runs

India 308/4   CT Tremlett 22-4-56-0

89.1

Tremlett to Laxman, no run, short of a length, Laxman defends towards mid off

89.2

Tremlett to Laxman, no run, solid from Laxmam, out into the covers...maybe Vaughan should bring a man up on the off side

89.3

Tremlett to Laxman, no run, comfortably onto the back foot for Laxman, expect a tempter outside off before the over is finished

89.4

Tremlett to Laxman, no run, there it is, but Laxman isn't interest and lets it go...two balls left

89.5

Tremlett to Laxman, 4 runs, tries for the yorker, doesn't quite hit the mark and Laxman goes through mid-on...the ball looks like it will go for four, but pulls up short and Panesar has to chase all the way to the boundary

89.6

Tremlett to Laxman, no run, decent finish from Tremlett, made Laxman play and Vaughan fields at mid-on

India 316/4   CT Tremlett 23-4-60-0

97.1

Tremlett to Laxman, FOUR, too short and Laxman swivels and pulls almost effortlessly to the midwicket boundary

97.2

Tremlett to Laxman, no run, fuller length on off stump, defended on the back foot

97.3

Tremlett to Laxman, no run, defended towards the off side on the front foot

97.4

Tremlett to Laxman, no run, Tremlett pitches outside off stump and seams the ball away from the right-hander off the pitch, Laxman lets the ball go

97.5

Tremlett to Laxman, 1 run, Laxman turns a good length ball off his pads towards Sidebottom at fine leg

97.6

Tremlett to Tendulkar, no run, short of a length delivery pitches on middle and leg and angles further down leg side, Tendulkar lets the ball go through tp Prior who dives and catches it cleanly

India 353/4   CT Tremlett 24-4-65-0

99.1

Tremlett to Tendulkar, no run, short of a length on off and middle stump, Tendulkar tries to cut but the ball is far too close to his body for that shot, he gets beaten by the bounce and the lack of room

99.2

Tremlett to Tendulkar, no run, short of a length on middle and leg stump, the ball bounces into Tendulkar's ribs and he fends it down on the leg side by jumping on to the back foot

99.3

Tremlett to Tendulkar, no run

99.4

Tremlett to Tendulkar, 1 run, good length on middle and leg stump, Tendulkar plays the ball off his hips through square leg

99.5

Tremlett to Laxman, no run, Laxman lets one go outside the off stump

99.6

Tremlett to Laxman, no run, quick delivery, 85 mph, it pitches outside off stump and bounces sharply on Laxman who lifts his bat out of the way

India 354/4   CT Tremlett 25-4-66-0

101.1

Tremlett to Laxman, no run, shrt of a length outside the off stump, Laxman stands tall and punches it straight to the fielder at cover

101.2

Tremlett to Laxman, OUT, Prior's caught it, Tremlett bowled it short of a length outside the off stump and got it to seam away from Laxman who stood on the back foot and tried to hit it through the off side, he got a thick edge on that and Prior took the easiest of catches

VVS Laxman c †Prior b Tremlett 51 (101m 79b 8x4 0x6) SR: 64.55

101.3

Tremlett to Dhoni, no run, good length delivery on off stump, it bounces a bit more than Dhoni thought it would and he ended up defending awkwardly off the back foot

101.4

Tremlett to Dhoni, no run, once more Dhoni is late on the back-foot defence and the ball rolls past his stumps towards Prior

101.5

Tremlett to Dhoni, no run

101.6

Tremlett to Dhoni, FOUR, slightly wide outside the off stump and Dhoni gets off the mark by cutting it through point for four

India 358/5   CT Tremlett 26-4-70-1

103.1

Tremlett to Dhoni, no run, short and wide, seams away even further from Dhoni and Prior jumps across to take it (cleanly) in front of first slip

103.2

Tremlett to Dhoni, no run, closer to Dhoni, but still not enough to bring a shot

103.3

Tremlett to Dhoni, no run, that's the spot, Tremlett hits his back-of-a-length area and Dhoni takes a blow on his arm as he ties to drop his gloves, the ball falls into the slip area

103.4

Tremlett to Dhoni, 1 no ball, a beauty, seams away from Dhoni who prods at it, but didn't take the edge and a good job, too, as it was a no-ball

103.4

Tremlett to Dhoni, no run, a touch wider and Dhoni lets it go through

103.5

Tremlett to Dhoni, no run, comes onto the front foot and guides the ball to gully

103.6

Tremlett to Dhoni, no run, finishes a testing over with one that nips back into Dhoni, who covers up with a straight bat

India 363/5   CT Tremlett 27-4-71-1

105.1

Tremlett to Dhoni, FOUR, India trading in boundaries at the moment, Dhoni rides the extra bounce and guides the ball through the gully area and down to third man

105.2

Tremlett to Dhoni, no run, opts to let this one sail past off stump

105.3

Tremlett to Dhoni, no run, pitches up on off stump, Dhoni drives to short extra-cover

105.4

Tremlett to Dhoni, 2 runs, typical Dhoni as he launches into an expansive drive, goes high in the air over point and falls safely, pulling up short of the rope...Dhoni doesn't want to hang around here

105.5

Tremlett to Dhoni, no run, puts his shots away as Tremlett pulls his line tighter

105.6

Tremlett to Dhoni, no run, bounces and seams away from Dhoni and it's left through to Prior

India 373/5   CT Tremlett 28-4-77-1

107.1

Tremlett to Dhoni, no run, Dhoni's elaborate back lift, plenty of swishes, comes to nothing as he leaves alone outside off stump

107.2

Tremlett to Dhoni, FOUR, this one brings plenty, overpitched from Tremlett and he powers into an uncompromising cover drive which races to the boundary

107.3

Tremlett to Dhoni, no run, touch slower from Tremlett, on middle and dug out to cover

107.4

Tremlett to Dhoni, 1 run, flicked off the hip down to long leg

107.5

Tremlett to Tendulkar, no run, outside off and Tendulkar hits through the line but finds mid-off, that came off the middle

107.6

Tremlett to Tendulkar, FOUR, top shot, one of Tendulkar's best, plays at the top of bounce with a straight bat through mid-off...began looking like a defensive shot but it was so well timed and placed that it raced away

India 384/5   CT Tremlett 29-4-86-1

120.1

Tremlett to Dhoni, 1 run, lets go gently on one which sails down on off, where the ball's eased out for a quick single

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   CT Tremlett 30-4-91-1

122.1

Tremlett to Dhoni, no run, Tremlett's line is wrong again, this one steepling down leg

122.2

Tremlett to Dhoni, 1 run, pitched up, slower, wide and invited the drive through cover

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   CT Tremlett 31-4-92-1

124.1

Tremlett to Dhoni, 2 runs, on leg, and moved away through the 45. Tremlett still struggling

124.2

Tremlett to Dhoni, 1 run, width outside off now, Dhoni cuts out to deep point and moves closer to his fifty

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

124.5

Tremlett to Dhoni, 1 run, outside off, almost crouching-crabbed* away through gully

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   CT Tremlett 32-4-97-1

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

126.5

Tremlett to Dhoni, 1 run, switches the ball from off through midwicket for an easy single

126.6

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

India 465/6   CT Tremlett 33-4-103-1

128.1

Tremlett to Dhoni, no run, tries to hook one which sails over middle, deviating late, but lightly, on its way over

128.2

Tremlett to Dhoni, 1 run, outside off, worked over the ball easily, down through gully

128.3

Tremlett to Kumble, 1 run, worked through gully again

128.4

Tremlett to Dhoni, 2 runs, what is that shot?! Goes to hit a forehand winner of a pull - leaping in the air to boot - that goes high, but evades all three men out on the hook

128.5

Tremlett to Dhoni, FOUR, cut away, more orthodoxly this time

128.6

Tremlett to Dhoni, FOUR, short, outside off, licence to print runs, Dhoni hits the key marked 4, as he cuts away through cover. A rocket

India 492/6   CT Tremlett 34-4-115-1

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

145.5

Tremlett to Khan, no run, outside off stump and left alone

145.6

Tremlett to Khan, no run, tighter to off stump, draws the bat inside the line

India 557/7   CT Tremlett 35-4-120-1

147.1

Tremlett to Khan, no run, outside off, not interested in the final over before tea

147.2

Tremlett to Khan, no run, too wide again from Tremlett, left alone

147.3

Tremlett to Khan, no run, fuller and he has a huge swing at it without making contact

147.4

Tremlett to Khan, no run, fends at this delivery and almost gets the edge through to Prior

147.5

Tremlett to Khan, no run, too wide, wasted for all that effort

147.6

Tremlett to Khan, no run, plays inside the line, no danger in that over, and everyone troops off for a 20-minute break

India 559/7   CT Tremlett 36-5-120-1

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

149.4

Tremlett to Khan, no run, full delivery pitches outside leg stump, Zaheer moves towards the off side and lets Prior collect the ball

149.5

Tremlett to Khan, no run, short of a length outside off stump, the ball seams away from Zaheer off the pitch and once again he lets it go

149.6

Tremlett to Khan, no run, good length delivery angling into off and middle stump, defended towards gully on the front foot

India 569/7   CT Tremlett 37-5-125-1

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

151.6

Tremlett to Singh, no run, Tremlett bowls it full angling into off stump, RP Singh gets his bat down in time and drives it back to Tremlett

India 572/8   CT Tremlett 38-5-126-1

153.1

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

153.2

Tremlett to Singh, no run, short of a length outside the off stump, RP Singh lifts his bat out of the way

153.3

Tremlett to Singh, no run, this one cuts sharply back into RP Singh who is caught on the back foot, the ball goes through the gap between bat and body, Prior makes a fine save, diving to his left

153.4

Tremlett to Singh, no run, defended on the back foot once again

153.5

Tremlett to Singh, no run, Tremlett serves up a bouncer but it is way too short to test the batsman

153.6

Tremlett to Singh, no run, full length delivery outside off stump, RP Singh strides forward and drives to mid-off

India 574/8   CT Tremlett 39-6-126-1

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

155.4

Tremlett to Singh, no run, fuller delivery outside the off stump, RP Singh lets it go

155.5

Tremlett to Singh, 1 run, Tremlett bowls slightly shorter and angles the ball into RP Singh's hips, he fends awkwardly towards square leg

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   CT Tremlett 40-6-132-1
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