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

77.1

Collingwood to Tendulkar, no run, outside off stump, gentle away movement and left alone

77.2

Collingwood to Tendulkar, no run, same again from Collingwood, gentle swing

77.3

Collingwood to Tendulkar, no run, and for the third time Tendulkar lets it go

77.4

Collingwood to Tendulkar, no run, guess what...yep, another easy leave for Tendulkar, everyone waiting for the new ball

77.5

Collingwood to Tendulkar, no run, five out of five, another leave, will it be a full set?

77.6

Collingwood to Tendulkar, no run, what an ordinary over, every ball wide outside off stump, Tendulkar wasn't interested in any of them and you can't blame him

India 274/3   PD Collingwood 1-1-0-0

79.1

Collingwood to Tendulkar, no run, finally Tendulkar needs to play one, and does so with a perfectly straight bat

79.2

Collingwood to Tendulkar, no run, and we are back to leaving

79.3

Collingwood to Tendulkar, 1 run, drifts onto the pads and is easily flicked down to long leg

79.4

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

79.4

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

79.5

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

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

79.6

Collingwood to Laxman, no run, and it's too wide to make him play, but Collingwood has done his job

India 276/4   PD Collingwood 2-1-2-1

81.1

Collingwood to Laxman, no run, nice shape, but it's only medium pace and very wide

81.2

Collingwood to Laxman, 2 runs, Laxman opens his account, but nearly spooned a catch to short cover as he reaches out for the ball without much footwork, deep cover prevents a boundary

81.3

Collingwood to Laxman, no run, not interested in this one, left alone

81.4

Collingwood to Laxman, no run, still swinging for Collingwood, left alone, and surely the new ball is a better bet

81.5

Collingwood to Laxman, no run, too wide to tempt Laxman, who is getting a few friendly sighters here

81.6

Collingwood to Laxman, no run, clever bowling, sends down the inswinger which takes the pad but is going well down the leg side

India 283/4   PD Collingwood 3-1-4-1

129.1

Collingwood to Kumble, no run, immediately imparts a much-welcomed dot, on the spot, and it's defended

129.2

Collingwood to Kumble, no run, slinks another accurate delivery down the channel - left alone

129.3

Collingwood to Kumble, no run, on middle, drifting towards leg, played forward

129.4

Collingwood to Kumble, no run, banged down leg, but Kumble shows no interest given the decent length

129.5

Collingwood to Kumble, no run, back on it this ball, with a forward defensive now

129.6

Collingwood to Kumble, FOUR, outside off, short, and crashed away - that loose delivery puncturing the momentum

India 496/6   PD Collingwood 4-1-8-1

131.1

Collingwood to Kumble, no run, outside off stump, chopping into the ground and bobbles to Prior

131.2

Collingwood to Kumble, 1 run, on the legs, clipped through square leg for a comfortable single to the man on the fence

131.3

Collingwood to Khan, no run, Khan gets behind the line with a solid defensive shot

131.4

Collingwood to Khan, no run, bouncer from Collingwood, plenty of time to sway out of the line

131.5

Collingwood to Khan, no run, full on off stump, played out to gully

131.6

Collingwood to Khan, no run, very wide, seams away and Prior moves across to take by first slip

India 509/7   PD Collingwood 5-1-9-1

133.1

Collingwood to Kumble, no run, on middle and squirted to midwicket

133.2

Collingwood to Kumble, no run, outside off stump, shoulders arms to a gentle seamer

133.3

Collingwood to Kumble, no run, short outside off stump, Kumble tries to cut but doesn't make contact

133.4

Collingwood to Kumble, no run, slower ball, Kumble waits and guides it towards point

133.5

Collingwood to Kumble, 1 run, on leg stump, neatly turned down to Tremlett on the long-leg boundary

133.6

Collingwood to Khan, no run, final ball of the over is block, as India try to use up more time while extending their total

India 513/7   PD Collingwood 6-1-10-1

135.1

Collingwood to Khan, no run, on off stump, defended on the front foot

135.2

Collingwood to Khan, no run, bouncer, much easier to sway out of the way of Collingwood's pace

135.3

Collingwood to Khan, no run, very full, pushed out to short cover

135.4

Collingwood to Khan, no run, continues to prob off stump, cover again in action

135.5

Collingwood to Khan, 1 run, goes for the drive, spooned high over cover and falls between two fielders

135.6

Collingwood to Kumble, no run, drifting down leg, doesn't quite carry through to Prior

India 516/7   PD Collingwood 7-1-11-1
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Match drawn
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India won by 7 wickets
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Aug 13, 2007

Sachin Tendulkar with his medal, England v India, 3rd Test, The Oval, 5th day, August 13, 2007

Sachin Tendulkar with his medal

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Aug 13, 2007

Commentator Michael Atherton sits on the npower stage on day five, England v India, third Test, The Oval

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