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

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   RJ Sidebottom 1-1-0-0

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   RJ Sidebottom 2-2-0-0

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   RJ Sidebottom 3-2-2-0

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

6.2

Sidebottom to Jaffer, no run, good line, swinging in, Jaffer meets it with the face of the bat

6.3

Sidebottom to Jaffer, FOUR, Jaffer back and punches the ball through midwicket, Vaughan chases but opts not to dive for the sake of saving a run

6.4

Sidebottom to Jaffer, no run, wide but no swing, Jaffer played for it to come back and ended up groping as it left him

6.5

Sidebottom to Jaffer, no run, fuller, Jaffer back but is beaten offering a rather nothing poke

6.6

Sidebottom to Jaffer, no run, defensive push to mid-off

India 28/0   RJ Sidebottom 4-2-9-0

8.1

Sidebottom to Jaffer, no run, booming inswinger which started wide enough for Jaffer to leave anyway

8.2

Sidebottom to Jaffer, FOUR, sublime and effortless flick through square leg, lovely shot

8.3

Sidebottom to Jaffer, 2 runs, less attractive, he reaches for the ball and steers the ball off the bottom of the bat behind square on the off. Poor running .... Jaffer was not pushing for a third which was clearly there

8.4

Sidebottom to Jaffer, no run, outside off, Jaffer back and then leaves

8.5

Sidebottom to Jaffer, 1 run, pushed into the covers off the back foot and good placement enables a comfortable single

8.6

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

India 36/0   RJ Sidebottom 5-2-16-0

10.1

Sidebottom to Jaffer, no run, angled across Jaffer but much too wide and Prior has to scurry to his right to gather

10.2

Sidebottom to Jaffer, no run, no shot from Jaffer who gets half forward with his pad just in case the swing is exceptional ... which it is not

10.3

Sidebottom to Jaffer, no run, three out of three left alone

10.4

Sidebottom to Jaffer, no run, back and across but no shot needed

10.5

Sidebottom to Jaffer, no run, short, Jaffer jerks his head back a few inches even though it was not close to him, Prior takes above his head and the slips applaud with the enthusiasm of seals expecting a fish

10.6

Sidebottom to Jaffer, no run, left alone. Six balls, six that did not need playing. That's a lot of effort from Sidebottom on a hot day for absolutely no reward

India 37/0   RJ Sidebottom 6-3-16-0

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   RJ Sidebottom 7-3-23-0

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   RJ Sidebottom 8-3-25-0

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   RJ Sidebottom 9-3-32-0

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

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   RJ Sidebottom 10-3-41-0

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

30.3

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

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   RJ Sidebottom 11-3-43-0

45.1

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

45.2

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

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   RJ Sidebottom 12-3-46-0

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   RJ Sidebottom 13-3-47-0

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   RJ Sidebottom 14-3-51-0

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

51.2

Sidebottom to Ganguly, no run, short, Ganguly barely moves out of the line as it passes

51.3

Sidebottom to Ganguly, FOUR, flashing drive off the back foot, all rather odd off the second ball he has faced and it flies inches to the left of the diving gully

51.4

Sidebottom to Ganguly, no run, wide and this time Ganguly leaves it alone

51.5

Sidebottom to Ganguly, no run, perhaps Ganguly has thought better of another flash and he is being more circumspect

51.6

Sidebottom to Ganguly, no run, Ganguly into line and defends

India 203/3   RJ Sidebottom 15-3-55-1

53.1

Sidebottom to Ganguly, no run, steered to gully where it is half stopped, but that's enough to prevent the single

53.2

Sidebottom to Ganguly, no run, a big stride, bat and pad into the off side

53.3

Sidebottom to Ganguly, no run, a late leave by the batsman but he still looked as if he had time to spare

53.4

Sidebottom to Ganguly, no run, outside off and left ... Ganguly gives a look of utter contempt towards Sidebottom, not sure what that's all about. Sidebottom can look after himself

53.5

Sidebottom to Ganguly, no run, short and heading down the leg, Ganguly sways inside the line

53.6

Sidebottom to Ganguly, no run, firmly pushed to extra cover

India 207/3   RJ Sidebottom 16-4-55-1

55.1

Sidebottom to Ganguly, no run, swinging away from the left hander but it started too wide in the first place

55.2

Sidebottom to Ganguly, FOUR, a shot of class, Ganguly waited and did no more than push that past mid-off, no effort, and the ball purred across the outfield

55.3

Sidebottom to Ganguly, no run, checked drive to extra cover

55.4

Sidebottom to Ganguly, no run, banged in and Ganguly down early as the ball whizzed over his head

55.5

Sidebottom to Ganguly, no run, a big stride to off, pad thrust out, but the ball was way wider than that

55.6

Sidebottom to Ganguly, no run, left but that one held its line and Sidebottom gave a cry of anguish as it passed close to the off stump

India 211/3   RJ Sidebottom 17-4-59-1

62.1

Sidebottom to Ganguly, no run, gentle swing away, worked into the covers

62.2

Sidebottom to Ganguly, no run, down the channel, a touch of shape away, but left alone

62.3

Sidebottom to Ganguly, no run, good length, up there, forcing the front-foot defence

62.4

Sidebottom to Ganguly, no run, left alone once more

62.5

Sidebottom to Ganguly, 1 run, on an off-stump line this time, and so defended on the front foot

62.6

Sidebottom to Tendulkar, no run, over the wicket, pushed up there, defended back on the front foot

India 233/3   RJ Sidebottom 18-4-60-1

64.1

Sidebottom to Ganguly, FOUR, a lot of swing away, but Ganguly just waited well and played a patient back-foot punch through the covers

64.2

Sidebottom to Ganguly, no run, a bit of a dobbin delivery, dragging down the leg-side, his point of release all askew. Got away with it, mind, Ganguly leaving well alone

64.3

Sidebottom to Ganguly, no run, more leg-side nonsense - again left alone

64.4

Sidebottom to Ganguly, 1 bye, moved around there, inducing a slash (without connection) over the ball, and evading both keeper and first slip

64.5

Sidebottom to Tendulkar, 1 leg bye, looked to glance that fine (is there such thing as a thick glance?) but it brushed the thigh-guard on its way through

64.6

Sidebottom to Ganguly, no run, swing away from the left-hander, on a good length, but wide enough to leave which is the sensible thing to do, and what he does do

India 240/3   RJ Sidebottom 19-4-64-1

66.1

Sidebottom to Tendulkar, no run, outside off, defended on the front foot

66.2

Sidebottom to Tendulkar, no run, plenty of swing in to the right hander; the ball pitches and straightens on its way through to the keeper

66.3

Sidebottom to Tendulkar, no run, Shelled Inswinger, edged and the ball bounced off Prior's glove-tips. There was no footwork from the keeper when he came across the first slip. Sidebottom is a friendly shirehorse no more; he's furious, as well he might be after bowling so well

66.4

Sidebottom to Tendulkar, 1 run, width, allowing him to cut off the back foot

66.5

Sidebottom to Ganguly, no run, swing away down off, left alone

66.6

Sidebottom to Ganguly, no run, again left

India 246/3   RJ Sidebottom 20-4-65-1

68.1

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

68.2

Sidebottom to Ganguly, 1 run, on leg, rushed away into the midwicket; thought of two, settled for one

68.3

Sidebottom to Tendulkar, no run, comes forward to defend on the front foot

68.4

Sidebottom to Tendulkar, 2 runs, on middle, driven out easily towards long-on

68.5

Sidebottom to Tendulkar, no run, a mere curl away from Tendulkar, but wide enough to leave

68.6

Sidebottom to Tendulkar, no run, defended on the back foot into the covers

India 251/3   RJ Sidebottom 21-4-68-1

70.1

Sidebottom to Tendulkar, no run, swing back into the right hander, who leaves it as it straightens on through

70.2

Sidebottom to Tendulkar, no run, strides out to defend on the front foot

70.3

Sidebottom to Tendulkar, no run, leans out again, this one a drive towards cover

70.4

Sidebottom to Tendulkar, no run, pushed across him, left alone

70.5

Sidebottom to Tendulkar, no run, leans out to defend on the front foot

70.6

Sidebottom to Tendulkar, no run, on off, defended on the back foot to round off a good over

India 253/3   RJ Sidebottom 22-5-68-1

82.1

Sidebottom to Tendulkar, no run, on target first up, Tendulkar defends back to the bowler...possibly a few looseners before the new ball

82.2

Sidebottom to Tendulkar, no run, forced back to Sidebottom off the back foot, who then throws the ball towards the non-striker's stumps and misses...all rather pointless

82.3

Sidebottom to Tendulkar, no run, holds its line across Tendulkar, who punches to mid off

82.4

Sidebottom to Tendulkar, no run, on off stump, Tendulkar very solidly blocks back to the pitch

82.5

Sidebottom to Tendulkar, no run, leaves this alone as it hints to move back in

82.6

Sidebottom to Tendulkar, 1 run, touch too straight and neatly worked out to deep square-leg and he keeps the strike

India 284/4   RJ Sidebottom 23-5-69-1

84.1

Sidebottom to Laxman, no run, defended into the covers, Panesar prevents any runs from cover point (he's not exactly Jonty Rhodes, but did his job)

84.2

Sidebottom to Laxman, no run, played from the crease, out to cover point

84.3

Sidebottom to Laxman, no run, tries the bouncer, but it loops harmlessly past Laxman without the batsman having to do too much

84.4

Sidebottom to Laxman, no run, another short one, goes over leg stump as Laxman takes the ducking route this time...is Sidebottom setting him up for a full one?

84.5

Sidebottom to Laxman, no run, pushed across the right hander, comfortable leave

84.6

Sidebottom to Laxman, 1 run, on leg stump and clipped out to deep square-leg

India 291/4   RJ Sidebottom 24-5-70-1

86.1

Sidebottom to Tendulkar, 2 runs, well played by Tendulkar, waits for the ball and neatly punches off the back foot wide of mid-off

86.2

Sidebottom to Tendulkar, 1 run, sharp running, dropped down by Tendulkar's feet and rolls into the covers, Laxman is quick to respond for the run

86.3

Sidebottom to Laxman, no run, Panesar prevents a single this time as Laxman defends to the covers

86.4

Sidebottom to Laxman, 2 runs, typical Laxman, leans into the drive as Sidebottom goes too full and picks up a couple past mid-off

86.5

Sidebottom to Laxman, no run, fires in a bouncer, Laxman goes underneath it...there hasn't been as much pace in the surface as England would have wanted

86.6

Sidebottom to Laxman, no run, comes round the wicket, Laxman defends into the covers

India 297/4   RJ Sidebottom 25-5-75-1

90.1

Sidebottom to Tendulkar, no run, good length ball angles across the right-hander after pitching outside the off stump, Tendulkar lets it go through to Prior

90.2

Sidebottom to Tendulkar, 1 run, pushed towards extra cover for the first run of the morning, Tendulkar moves on to 49

90.3

Sidebottom to Laxman, no run, Sidebottom hits a good length on off stump, Laxman waits in his crease and defends towards the leg side on the back foot

90.4

Sidebottom to Laxman, no run, fuller length on middle and off stump, Laxman takes half a stride forward and blocks

90.5

Sidebottom to Laxman, no run, over-pitched on middle and leg stump with a hint of swing into the right-hander, Laxman leans across and flicks to square leg

90.6

Sidebottom to Laxman, no run, good length delivery on off stump to end the over, Laxman leans forward and defends to point

India 317/4   RJ Sidebottom 26-5-76-1

92.1

Sidebottom to Tendulkar, no run, well bowled, Sidebottom hits the perfect length and angles the ball across Tendulkar, Tendulkar comes forward, pokes tentatively at it and gets beaten

92.2

Sidebottom to Tendulkar, no run, bowled wider outside the off stump this time and allows Tendulkar to let it go easily

92.3

Sidebottom to Tendulkar, no run, pitches outside the off stump and angles away from Tendulkar who once again lets the ball go through to Prior

92.4

Sidebottom to Tendulkar, no run, Sidebottom follows up three away-going deliveries with a bouncer, Tendulkar ducks under it

92.5

Sidebottom to Tendulkar, no run, another one pitches on off stump and slants away from Tendulkar who patiently shoulders arms

92.6

Sidebottom to Tendulkar, no run, fuller delivery but the line is too wide outside off to make Tendulkar play

India 322/4   RJ Sidebottom 27-6-76-1

94.1

Sidebottom to Tendulkar, no run, good length delivery and this time the line is on off stump, forcing Tendulkar to play, which he does by defending the ball towards cover on the front foot

94.2

Sidebottom to Tendulkar, no run, pitches outside the off stump and slants away from Tendulkar who is content with giving Prior some wicketkeeping practice

94.3

Sidebottom to Tendulkar, no run, defended towards mid-on off the back foot

94.4

Sidebottom to Tendulkar, no run, full length on middle and off stump, Tendulkar began to play the flick but the ball straightened on him and he had to re-adjust his shot and push the ball to mid-off

94.5

Sidebottom to Tendulkar, FOUR, short and wide outside the off stump, Tendulkar slashes hard, taking one hand off the handle, and sends the ball flying to the third-man boundary

94.6

Sidebottom to Tendulkar, no run, excellent comeback from Sidebottom, pitches on a good length on off stump and moves a fraction away from Tendulkar, just enough the beat the outside edge of his forward defence

India 334/4   RJ Sidebottom 28-6-80-1

96.1

Sidebottom to Laxman, no run, beaten, Sidebottom cringes as another one passes the outside edge, he pitched that on a good length and seamed it away from Laxman who tried to defend it on the front foot

96.2

Sidebottom to Laxman, FOUR, this time he pitches on leg and middle stump, Laxman moves across and flicks the ball late into the gap at midwicket, he's timed that superbly too

96.3

Sidebottom to Laxman, FOUR, dropped, and it's Prior again, Laxman prods hard at one that is angling across him and gets a thick edge, the ball flies at a comfortable height towards Strauss who is waiting at first slip, the ball is nearly in his hands when Prior dives to his right and gloves the ball away, the ball runs down to the boundary as well

96.4

Sidebottom to Laxman, no run, left alone outside the off stump

96.5

Sidebottom to Laxman, no run, fuller delivery angling across Laxman and this time he lets it go rather than push at it

96.6

Sidebottom to Laxman, 1 run, on middle and leg stump, Laxman moves across his stumps and flicks to deep backward square leg

India 348/4   RJ Sidebottom 29-6-89-1

98.1

Sidebottom to Laxman, no run, full delivery pitches on off stump and angles away from Laxman who defends from his crease towards point

98.2

Sidebottom to Laxman, no run, Sidebottom bowls it full on off stump, Laxman gets behind the line and defends to the off side

98.3

Sidebottom to Laxman, no run, full length and the line is straight on off and middle stump, defended back to the bowler

98.4

Sidebottom to Laxman, no run, Sidebottom bangs one short down leg side, Laxman doesn't play a shot at it

98.5

Sidebottom to Laxman, no run, good length ball swings back into Laxman from off stump, he gets behind the line and defends back to Sidebottom

98.6

Sidebottom to Laxman, no run, short of a length delivery pitches outside off stump and angles further away from Laxman who lets it go

India 353/4   RJ Sidebottom 30-7-89-1

100.1

Sidebottom to Tendulkar, no run, good length delivery starts off around off stump and bends back into Tendulkar who defends on the front foot

100.2

Sidebottom to Tendulkar, no run, flicked off his pads behind square

100.3

Sidebottom to Tendulkar, no run, fuller length delivery outside the off stump, Tendulkar moves forward and lifts his bat and lets it go

100.4

Sidebottom to Tendulkar, no run, banged in short, Tendulkar gets under it

100.5

Sidebottom to Tendulkar, no run, good length delivery slanting into the right-hander, Tendulkar defends back to the bowler

100.6

Sidebottom to Tendulkar, no run, fuller length on middle and leg, Tendulkar comes on the front foot and tries to flick, the ball hits the pad and England go up in appeal, it might have been slipping down leg

India 354/4   RJ Sidebottom 31-8-89-1

102.1

Sidebottom to Tendulkar, no run, outside off stump, Tendulkar leans into it and finds cover

102.2

Sidebottom to Tendulkar, no run, still a hint of swing for Sidebottom, but he loses his line and drifts down the leg side

102.3

Sidebottom to Tendulkar, no run, full on middle and Tendulkar meets it with the full face, straight back to Sidebottom who collects in his follow through

102.4

Sidebottom to Tendulkar, no run, drags his length back a touch, hurries the batsman into a defensive stroke but it's all very secure in the end

102.5

Sidebottom to Tendulkar, no run, keeps his line very tight to Tendulkar, who is equally solid with his block

102.6

Sidebottom to Tendulkar, FOUR, banged in and brings a rare hook from Tendulkar, not entirely convincing as it comes high off the bat and flies just wide of Tremlett at long leg...he wasn't in control of that and it the shot came out of nowhere considering how watchful he has been this morning

India 362/5   RJ Sidebottom 32-8-93-1
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