India tour of Ireland, England and Scotland, 2007 / Commentary

Pataudi Trophy - 3rd Test

England v India

Match drawn

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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

India 4/0   W Jaffer 4* (9b 1x4)   JM Anderson 1.3-1-4-0

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   W Jaffer 8* (12b 2x4)   JM Anderson 2-1-8-0

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

India 15/0   W Jaffer 12* (14b 3x4)   JM Anderson 2.2-1-13-0

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

India 28/0   W Jaffer 22* (20b 4x4 1x6)   RJ Sidebottom 3.3-2-9-0

8.2

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

India 33/0   W Jaffer 26* (25b 5x4 1x6)   RJ Sidebottom 4.2-2-13-0

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   KD Karthik 11* (35b 1x4)   CT Tremlett 3-0-9-0

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

India 54/0   KD Karthik 20* (39b 2x4)   CT Tremlett 3.2-0-15-0

13.5

Tremlett to Karthik, FOUR, sweetly flicked through midwicket, too full ... Karthik waited for the ball and eased it into the leg side

India 58/0   KD Karthik 24* (42b 3x4)   CT Tremlett 3.5-0-19-0

14.2

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

India 62/0   W Jaffer 35* (45b 6x4 1x6)   JM Anderson 4.2-1-27-0

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   KD Karthik 28* (49b 4x4)   CT Tremlett 5-0-23-0

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

India 70/1   R Dravid 4* (5b 1x4)   JM Anderson 5.3-1-31-1

16.5

Anderson to Dravid, FOUR, wide again, flashed up-and-over the slips, a deliberate shot - and one which got its reward

India 74/1   R Dravid 8* (7b 2x4)   JM Anderson 5.5-1-35-1

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   R Dravid 15* (15b 3x4)   JM Anderson 7-1-41-1

20.3

Anderson to Karthik, FOUR, width outside off and well directed through third man

India 89/1   KD Karthik 36* (60b 5x4)   JM Anderson 7.3-1-45-1

22.5

Sidebottom to Dravid, FOUR, worked into the leg-side to bring up India's 100 before lunch

India 100/1   R Dravid 22* (28b 4x4)   RJ Sidebottom 6.5-3-20-0

26.2

Sidebottom to Karthik, FOUR, outside off, deliberately opening the blade and running the ball down to the vacant third man area

India 113/1   KD Karthik 46* (72b 6x4)   RJ Sidebottom 8.2-3-29-0

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

India 121/1   KD Karthik 54* (78b 7x4)   RJ Sidebottom 9.1-3-36-0

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

India 126/1   R Dravid 29* (47b 5x4)   RJ Sidebottom 9.3-3-41-0

33.1

Panesar to Dravid, FOUR, touch too short and Dravid latches onto it very quickly, cutting away to the backward point boundary...superb timing and no chance for the man at deep cover

India 143/1   R Dravid 37* (59b 6x4)   MS Panesar 7.1-2-20-0

33.2

Panesar to Dravid, FOUR, now he pierces the gap between the two men at short cover, elegant shot from Dravid and the runs continue to flow

India 147/1   R Dravid 41* (60b 7x4)   MS Panesar 7.2-2-24-0

36.2

Tremlett to Dravid, FOUR, just too easy for Dravid, leans into another perfect cover drive which races out to the boundary

India 155/1   R Dravid 46* (68b 8x4)   CT Tremlett 8.2-0-33-0

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

India 168/1   KD Karthik 71* (117b 8x4)   CT Tremlett 10.4-0-38-0

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

India 174/1   KD Karthik 76* (126b 9x4)   JM Anderson 8.5-1-50-1

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

India 193/2   KD Karthik 91* (147b 10x4 1x6)   RJ Sidebottom 13.3-3-51-0

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

India 203/3   SC Ganguly 4* (2b 1x4)   RJ Sidebottom 14.3-3-55-1

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

India 211/3   SC Ganguly 8* (13b 2x4)   RJ Sidebottom 16.2-4-59-1

58.1

Anderson to Ganguly, FOUR, on leg, strongly turned off his hips and that one races

India 216/3   SC Ganguly 12* (18b 3x4)   JM Anderson 16.1-5-60-2

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)

India 223/3   SR Tendulkar 9* (38b 1x4)   JM Anderson 16.5-5-67-2

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

India 238/3   SC Ganguly 21* (35b 4x4)   RJ Sidebottom 18.1-4-64-1

65.2

Panesar to Tendulkar, FOUR, drags a touch short, but what a positive shot from Tendulkar, coming down and lofting a drive over mid-off for a one-bounce for

India 244/3   SR Tendulkar 19* (57b 2x4)   MS Panesar 13.2-2-47-0

73.4

Panesar to Tendulkar, FOUR, expertly played by Tendulkar, too short again but it bounced a little and he lent back and guided the ball down to third man

India 266/3   SR Tendulkar 31* (89b 3x4)   MS Panesar 17.4-2-65-0

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   SR Tendulkar 40* (123b 4x4)   JM Anderson 19-5-79-2

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

India 304/4   VVS Laxman 12* (28b 1x4)   CT Tremlett 21.3-4-52-0

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

India 308/4   VVS Laxman 16* (30b 2x4)   CT Tremlett 21.5-4-56-0

88.2

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

India 312/4   SR Tendulkar 48* (128b 5x4)   JM Anderson 19.2-5-83-2

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

India 322/4   VVS Laxman 24* (43b 3x4)   JM Anderson 20.3-5-88-2

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

India 330/4   VVS Laxman 32* (51b 4x4)   JM Anderson 21.5-5-96-2

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

India 334/4   SR Tendulkar 54* (146b 6x4)   RJ Sidebottom 27.5-6-80-1

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

India 338/4   VVS Laxman 36* (54b 5x4)   JM Anderson 22.2-5-100-2

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

India 343/4   VVS Laxman 41* (60b 6x4)   RJ Sidebottom 28.2-6-84-1

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

India 347/4   VVS Laxman 45* (61b 7x4)   RJ Sidebottom 28.3-6-88-1

97.1

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

India 352/4   VVS Laxman 50* (65b 8x4)   CT Tremlett 23.1-4-64-0

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   MS Dhoni 4* (4b 1x4)   CT Tremlett 26-4-70-1

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   SR Tendulkar 59* (164b 7x4)   RJ Sidebottom 32-8-93-1

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

India 367/5   SR Tendulkar 63* (169b 8x4)   JM Anderson 23.5-5-105-2

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

India 371/5   MS Dhoni 8* (12b 2x4)   CT Tremlett 27.1-4-75-1

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

India 379/5   MS Dhoni 15* (20b 3x4)   CT Tremlett 28.2-4-81-1

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   SR Tendulkar 67* (177b 9x4)   CT Tremlett 29-4-86-1

109.1

Panesar to Dhoni, FOUR, poor start, full toss and Dhoni latches on with a thumping, agricultural, drive through mid-on

India 393/5   MS Dhoni 21* (27b 4x4)   MS Panesar 19.1-2-75-0

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

India 413/5   SR Tendulkar 78* (190b 10x4)   JM Anderson 27.4-5-119-2

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

India 417/5   SR Tendulkar 82* (191b 11x4)   JM Anderson 27.5-5-123-2

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

India 422/6   MS Dhoni 31* (40b 5x4)   JM Anderson 28.1-5-127-3

115.6

Panesar to Kumble, FOUR, top shot from Kumble, too full from Panesar and it's driven with minimal fuss through the covers for his first boundary

India 428/6   A Kumble 5* (13b 1x4)   MS Panesar 23-2-84-0

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   MS Dhoni 41* (50b 6x4)   JM Anderson 31-5-138-3

120.6

Tremlett to Kumble, FOUR, wide and cut behind point for more easy runs

India 443/6   A Kumble 10* (34b 2x4)   CT Tremlett 30-4-91-1

121.4

Panesar to Kumble, FOUR, hit inside-out, through extra-cover, and India's score creeps up and up

India 448/6   A Kumble 14* (37b 3x4)   MS Panesar 25.4-3-90-0

125.5

Panesar to Dhoni, FOUR, but it's there now - a quick drive through mid-on. His half-century, a fine one and ever-entertaining, has come up from 65 balls, his sixth Test fifty

India 459/6   MS Dhoni 53* (65b 7x4)   MS Panesar 27.5-3-95-0

126.1

Tremlett to Kumble, FOUR, width outside off allows a firmly struck cut off the back foot behind point

India 463/6   A Kumble 19* (50b 4x4)   CT Tremlett 32.1-4-101-1

128.5

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

India 488/6   MS Dhoni 76* (75b 8x4 2x6)   CT Tremlett 33.5-4-111-1

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   MS Dhoni 80* (76b 9x4 2x6)   CT Tremlett 34-4-115-1

129.6

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

India 496/6   A Kumble 25* (63b 5x4)   PD Collingwood 4-1-8-1

140.4

Anderson to Kumble, FOUR, handsome shot, too short from Anderson and some width, Kumble picks his gap and finds the cover boundary

India 531/7   A Kumble 34* (92b 6x4)   JM Anderson 34.4-5-146-3

141.1

Panesar to Kumble, FOUR, some aggression from Kumble as he runs at Panesar and hammers this straight down the ground

India 536/7   A Kumble 39* (95b 7x4)   MS Panesar 31.1-5-114-0

143.2

Panesar to Kumble, FOUR, uses the pace on the ball to guide past slip and down to third man

India 546/7   A Kumble 47* (103b 8x4)   MS Panesar 32.2-5-120-0

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

India 551/7   A Kumble 52* (109b 9x4)   JM Anderson 36.4-5-155-3

145.1

Tremlett to Kumble, FOUR, driven through mid-off with plenty of flourish

India 556/7   A Kumble 57* (111b 10x4)   CT Tremlett 34.1-4-119-1

148.6

Panesar to Khan, FOUR, a bit of width offered outside off and Zaheer cuts it away to the third man boundary

India 564/7   Z Khan 11* (48b 1x4)   MS Panesar 35-5-128-0

149.2

Tremlett to Kumble, FOUR, too wide outside the off stump, Kumble frees his arms and smashes it through cover for four more

India 568/7   A Kumble 65* (126b 11x4)   CT Tremlett 36.2-5-124-1

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

India 581/8   A Kumble 75* (142b 12x4)   CT Tremlett 39.1-6-130-1

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

India 587/8   RP Singh 7* (18b 1x4)   JM Anderson 37.1-5-160-3

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

India 591/8   RP Singh 11* (20b 2x4)   JM Anderson 37.3-5-164-3

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

India 595/9   S Sreesanth 4* (1b 1x4)   JM Anderson 37.5-5-168-4

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

India 609/9   S Sreesanth 8* (8b 2x4)   JM Anderson 39.3-5-174-4

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

India 613/9   S Sreesanth 12* (9b 3x4)   JM Anderson 39.4-5-178-4

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

India 617/9   S Sreesanth 16* (10b 4x4)   JM Anderson 39.5-5-182-4

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

India 621/9   A Kumble 90* (164b 13x4 1x6)   MS Panesar 40.4-5-146-1

164.3

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

India 632/9   A Kumble 97* (178b 14x4 1x6)   KP Pietersen 3.3-0-20-1

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.

India 636/9   A Kumble 101* (180b 15x4 1x6)   KP Pietersen 3.5-0-24-1

166.3

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

India 650/9   A Kumble 107* (185b 16x4 1x6)   KP Pietersen 4.3-0-31-1

168.2

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

India 659/9   S Sreesanth 31* (23b 5x4 1x6)   KP Pietersen 5.2-0-37-1

168.6

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

India 663/9   S Sreesanth 35* (27b 6x4 1x6)   KP Pietersen 6-0-41-1
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