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

150.1

Panesar to Kumble, no run, Panesar tosses it up outside leg stump, Kumble tries to sweep but misses

150.2

Panesar to Kumble, 1 run, cut through the off side for a single

150.3

Panesar to Khan, OUT, flighted delivery outside off stump, Zaheer moves his front leg out of the way and tries to slog it down the ground, he gets a top edge that flies high in the air and straight to Anderson at mid-off who takes an easy catch

Z Khan c Anderson b Panesar 11 (75m 52b 1x4 0x6) SR: 21.15

England break a 62-run partnership for the eighth wicket. RP Singh is the new batsman.

150.4

Panesar to Kumble, 1 run, bowled flatter through the air on off stump, Kumble moves on to the back foot, makes room, and cuts through the off side

Panesar from round the wicket to RP Singh.

150.5

Panesar to Singh, no run, bowled quickly through the air angling into the right-hander, defended on the front foot

150.6

Panesar to Singh, no run, RP Singh lunges forward in defence once again, but it isn't convincing

End of over 151 (2 runs) India 571/8
RP Singh    0* (2b)      MS Panesar    36-5-130-1
A Kumble    68* (130b 11x4)      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

End of over 152 (1 run) India 572/8
RP Singh    0* (3b)      CT Tremlett    38-5-126-1
A Kumble    69* (135b 11x4)      MS Panesar    36-5-130-1

152.1

Panesar to Kumble, no run, defended on the front foot towards the leg side

152.2

Panesar to Kumble, no run, tossed up on off stump, Kumble leans forward and drives towards cover

152.3

Panesar to Kumble, no run, Kumble tries to sweep a delivery that is pitched on leg but misses

152.4

Panesar to Kumble, 1 run, played through point for a single, RP Singh will have two balls to face

152.5

Panesar to Singh, no run, quicker delivery angling into the right-hander's middle stump, defended on the front foot

152.6

Panesar to Singh, no run, driven off the front foot towards mid-on

End of over 153 (1 run) India 573/8
RP Singh    0* (5b)      MS Panesar    37-5-131-1
A Kumble    70* (139b 11x4)      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

End of over 154 (1 run, maiden) India 574/8
RP Singh    0* (10b)      CT Tremlett    39-6-126-1
A Kumble    70* (140b 11x4)      MS Panesar    37-5-131-1

154.1

Panesar to Kumble, 1 run, flighted delivery on middle stump, Kumble leans forward and drives to long-on

154.2

Panesar to Singh, no run, tossed up delivery drifting into the right-hander, RP Singh drives it back to Panesar

154.3

Panesar to Singh, no run, defended on the front foot

154.4

Panesar to Singh, no run, blocked on the front foot once again to silly point

154.5

Panesar to Singh, 2 runs, flighted delivery but Panesar strays on to middle and leg, RP Singh leans forward and drives past mid-on for two more

154.6

Panesar to Singh, no run, cut off the back foot towards point

End of over 155 (3 runs) India 577/8
RP Singh    2* (15b)      MS Panesar    38-5-134-1
A Kumble    71* (141b 11x4)      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

End of over 156 (6 runs) India 583/8
A Kumble    76* (145b 12x4)      CT Tremlett    40-6-132-1
RP Singh    3* (17b)      MS Panesar    38-5-134-1

James Anderson replaces Panesar.

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

Sreesanth is the last man in.

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

If England were to win from this position it would set a new world record of the highest first-innings total to lose, which was previously 586 by Australia at Sydney in 1894. Unlikely though.

End of over 157 (12 runs) India 595/9
S Sreesanth    4* (2b 1x4)      JM Anderson    38-5-168-4
A Kumble    76* (145b 12x4)      CT Tremlett    40-6-132-1

157.1

Panesar to Kumble, no run, flatter delivery on leg stump, Kumble leans forward and pads the ball away

157.2

Panesar to Kumble, no run, driven to long-on off the front foot, Kumble refuses the single

157.3

Panesar to Kumble, no run, defended on the front foot

157.4

Panesar to Kumble, SIX, what a way to bring up the 600, Kumble uses his feet and comes down the pitch, he gets to the pitch of the ball and sends it soaring over the long-on fence with a free swing off the arms

157.5

Panesar to Kumble, 1 run, Kumble's taken the single with one ball to go

157.6

Panesar to Sreesanth, no run, full ball on middle stump, Sreesanth leans forward and defends solidly

End of over 158 (7 runs) India 602/9
S Sreesanth    4* (3b 1x4)      MS Panesar    39-5-141-1
A Kumble    83* (150b 12x4 1x6)      JM Anderson    38-5-168-4

Kumble's 17 away from his maiden Test hundred.

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

End of over 159 (1 run) India 603/9
S Sreesanth    4* (4b 1x4)      JM Anderson    39-5-169-4
A Kumble    84* (155b 12x4 1x6)      MS Panesar    39-5-141-1

159.1

Panesar to Kumble, no run, defended on the front foot, Panesar is bowling a lot quicker to Kumble

The field is well spread for Kumble.

159.2

Panesar to Kumble, no run, defended to cover on the back foot

159.3

Panesar to Kumble, 1 run, Kumble moves on to the back foot and drives through cover, he takes the single and gives Sreesanth three balls

159.4

Panesar to Sreesanth, no run, defended on the front foot towards midwicket

159.5

Panesar to Sreesanth, no run, flighted delivery on off and middle stump, Sreesanth defends to silly point

159.6

Panesar to Sreesanth, no run, Sreesanth defends the last ball of the over to slip, Kumble will have strike

End of over 160 (1 run) India 604/9
S Sreesanth    4* (7b 1x4)      MS Panesar    40-5-142-1
A Kumble    85* (158b 12x4 1x6)      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

End of over 161 (13 runs) India 617/9
S Sreesanth    16* (11b 4x4)      JM Anderson    40-5-182-4
A Kumble    86* (160b 12x4 1x6)      MS Panesar    40-5-142-1

161.1

Panesar to Kumble, no run, defended towards slip off the back foot

161.2

Panesar to Kumble, no run, Kumble lunges forward and defends back towards the bowler

161.3

Panesar to Kumble, no run, defended towards silly point on the front foot

161.4

Panesar to Kumble, FOUR, Kumble moves into the 90s for the first time in his career by making room and lofting Panesar inside out over cover, this is his highest score in Tests

161.5

Panesar to Kumble, no run, fired down leg side, Kumble tries to sweep but misses

161.6

Panesar to Kumble, 1 run, cut off the back foot through covers

End of over 162 (5 runs) India 622/9
A Kumble    91* (166b 13x4 1x6)      MS Panesar    41-5-147-1
S Sreesanth    16* (11b 4x4)      JM Anderson    40-5-182-4

Pietersen replaces Anderson. Kumble's on 91. Will he got for it in this over? There are men in the deep.

162.1

Pietersen to Kumble, no run, driven back to the bowler on the front foot

162.2

Pietersen to Kumble, no run, Kumble tries to flick a leg-side delivery but gets hit on the pad

162.3

Pietersen to Kumble, no run, bowled flat and quick on off stump, defended on the front foot

162.4

Pietersen to Kumble, no run, pushed towards cover on the front foot once again, no runs so far in the over

162.5

Pietersen to Kumble, 1 run, Kumble gives Pietersen the charge and drives the ball firmly to mid-off where Anderson fumbles and allows the single

162.6

Pietersen to Sreesanth, no run, defended on the front foot towards midwicket

End of over 163 (1 run) India 623/9
S Sreesanth    16* (12b 4x4)      KP Pietersen    3-0-16-1
A Kumble    92* (171b 13x4 1x6)      MS Panesar    41-5-147-1

163.1

Panesar to Kumble, 4 byes, Panesar bowls it wide down leg side, Kumble tries to sweep but gets beaten, Prior tries to collect but also gets beaten, the ball nearly hits the helmet on its way to the boundary

163.2

Panesar to Kumble, no run, defended towards midwicket on the front foot

163.3

Panesar to Kumble, no run, Kumble strides forward and blocks towards silly point

163.4

Panesar to Kumble, 1 run, he uses his feet to step down the track and drives the ball to long-on

163.5

Panesar to Sreesanth, no run, flat delivery angling into off and middle stump from round the wicket, defended on the front foot

163.6

Panesar to Sreesanth, no run, Sreesanth leans forward and blocks the last ball to give the strike back to Kumble

That's drinks and it'll be Jenny to take you through to the end of the day. Thanks George, and hello again. Pietersen to continue.

End of over 164 (5 runs) India 628/9
S Sreesanth    16* (14b 4x4)      MS Panesar    42-5-148-1
A Kumble    93* (175b 13x4 1x6)      KP Pietersen    3-0-16-1

164.1

Pietersen to Kumble, no run, some bounce there, not a lot, but enough to have Kumble defending forward

164.2

Pietersen to Kumble, no run, sharp turn in, but short enough for Kumble to have time to think about it and defend forward quickly

164.3

Pietersen to Kumble, FOUR, a touch wide, sits up and Kumble cuts away through cover

He's nearing it...

164.4

Pietersen to Kumble, no run, loops one up - proper loop-the-loop stuff - wide of off stump - Kumble isn't interested

164.5

Pietersen to Kumble, FOUR, got there in an extraordinary way! Pietersen drew him forward, he moved away and ended up yorking himself and got a bottom edge on it. It looked like a missed stumping, but nobody will begrudge him his first Test century, and indeed everyone is standing and clapping.

Excellent stuff from Kumble. Replays show that Prior had no chance of picking up that bottom-edge, as it just flew very low through his legs

164.6

Pietersen to Kumble, no run, oh, nearly a feather through - but not quite

A big beam from Kumble, part-relief at not edging on to his stumps just there, but mainly for his feat

End of over 165 (8 runs) India 636/9
A Kumble    101* (181b 15x4 1x6)      KP Pietersen    4-0-24-1
S Sreesanth    16* (14b 4x4)      MS Panesar    42-5-148-1

165.1

Panesar to Sreesanth, no run, defended on the front foot

165.2

Panesar to Sreesanth, no run, more defence on the front foot

165.3

Panesar to Sreesanth, SIX, huge swipe through and across the line to bring up another fifty partnership. Extraordinary. No Nel-style disco hips, though, alas

This stat in from our colleague, Mathew: "Kumble has taken the highest number of Tests to get to his maiden hundred. He took 118, beating Chaminda Vaas' record of 97 ."

165.4

Panesar to Sreesanth, 1 run, poked forward on the front foot this time

165.5

Panesar to Kumble, no run, more front-foot defence

165.6

Panesar to Kumble, no run, and a defence to round off the over

Such entertaining batting out there. Great to see. Pietersen to continue

End of over 166 (7 runs) India 643/9
A Kumble    101* (183b 15x4 1x6)      MS Panesar    43-5-155-1
S Sreesanth    23* (18b 4x4 1x6)      KP Pietersen    4-0-24-1

166.1

Pietersen to Sreesanth, 1 run, paddled round the corner

166.2

Pietersen to Kumble, 2 runs, driven in front of midwicket

166.3

Pietersen to Kumble, FOUR, backed away and cut away through cover

The 650 up now

166.4

Pietersen to Kumble, 2 runs, outside off, and cut straight to point

166.5

Pietersen to Kumble, no run, outside off, backed away, but too late on the shot

Phew, it's high octane stuff - fast and furious

166.6

Pietersen to Kumble, no run, defended on the front foot this time

End of over 167 (9 runs) India 652/9
A Kumble    109* (188b 16x4 1x6)      KP Pietersen    5-0-33-1
S Sreesanth    24* (19b 4x4 1x6)      MS Panesar    43-5-155-1

167.1

Panesar to Sreesanth, 2 runs, down leg, didn't come back in enough for Panesar's liking, but the batsman liked it, tucking it round through the 45

167.2

Panesar to Sreesanth, 1 run, turned off the legs again, this time in front of square

167.3

Panesar to Kumble, no run, comes forward to prod on the front foot

167.4

Panesar to Kumble, no run, cut on the back foot, but straight into the ground

Vaughan looks like a man resigned to his fate

167.5

Panesar to Kumble, no run, on the spot, earns some over-the-head applause from Vaughan

167.6

Panesar to Kumble, no run, coming back in from outside leg, and cut into the ground

End of over 168 (3 runs) India 655/9
A Kumble    109* (192b 16x4 1x6)      MS Panesar    44-5-158-1
S Sreesanth    27* (21b 4x4 1x6)      KP Pietersen    5-0-33-1

168.1

Pietersen to Sreesanth, no run, defended on the front foot

168.2

Pietersen to Sreesanth, FOUR, smashed on the front foot through cover. The batsmen exchange three punches

168.3

Pietersen to Sreesanth, no run, in the air,popped up off bat, then pad, towards a diving short leg

168.4

Pietersen to Sreesanth, no run, defended on the front foot this time

168.5

Pietersen to Sreesanth, no run, turn into the batsman, on a good length, who defends forward

Pietersen walks off shaking his head - he thought that should have been stopped

168.6

Pietersen to Sreesanth, FOUR, smashed down the ground with a lofted drive over a straight long-on

End of over 169 (8 runs) India 663/9
S Sreesanth    35* (27b 6x4 1x6)      KP Pietersen    6-0-41-1
A Kumble    109* (192b 16x4 1x6)      MS Panesar    44-5-158-1

169.1

Panesar to Kumble, 1 run, paddled round the corner - the down-on-one-knee sweep if you like. Which we do

169.2

Panesar to Sreesanth, no run, round the wicket, by the way, that one deviating a touch and drawing Sreesanth into the shot

169.3

Panesar to Sreesanth, no run, defended on the back foot this time

169.4

Panesar to Sreesanth, no run, on middle, on the spot, and defended on the front foot

169.5

Panesar to Sreesanth, no run, huge appeals but umpire Howell isn't interested - that one straightened on middle, but there was something of a stride in there

169.6

Panesar to Sreesanth, OUT, down the track and swipes up towards gully where Vaughan takes a resigned catch, palms upwards. Panesar tries to give Sreesanth a stare, which doesn't work on a number of counts

S Sreesanth c Vaughan b Panesar 35 (49m 32b 6x4 1x6) SR: 109.37

Mammoth. Two mammoths, nearly - India have made 664, with Anil Kumble entertaining and unbeaten maiden Test hundred the best of many highlights. England's body language, by contrast, has been muted; they know the series has just about slipped away.

End of over 170 (1 run) India 664/10
     MS Panesar    45-5-159-2
A Kumble    110* (193b 16x4 1x6)      KP Pietersen    6-0-41-1
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