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

NatWest Series [India in England] - 2nd ODI

England v India

India won by 9 runs

0.4

Broad to Tendulkar, no run, full-pitched, around the off stump, Tendulkar leans forward, opens the bat-face and steers to point

0.5

Broad to Tendulkar, FOUR, First four of the day. Full and on the middle, Tendulkar wrists it away past square-leg. It looks a pretty easy-paced wicket.

0.6

Broad to Tendulkar, no run, Broad gets his revenge with a delivery that teases the outside edge. Tendulkar was beaten on the forward defence

India 6/0   SR Tendulkar 4* (3b 1x4)

2.1

Broad to Tendulkar, no run, Nice line and length. Full, on a length, just around the off stump and it whooshed past the off stump. Tendulkar had it covered, though and shouldered arms. Now Tendulkar has some problem with the sightscreen. It is quite a short sightscreen. Just as well that Sunil Gavaskar is not playing. He would have ran all the way to the boundary.

2.2

Broad to Tendulkar, no run, Similar length, a tad wider but Tendulkar is uninterested and lets it fly past him.

2.3

Broad to Tendulkar, 1 run, Fuller, drifting on to the middle and leg, Tendulkar flicks it away to long leg.

India 11/0   SR Tendulkar 5* (6b 1x4)

3.1

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, beaten. Anderson gets one swinging away outside off stump and Tendulkar lunges at it, a touch late in getting forward, and the ball teases the outside edge.

3.2

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, And again. Lovely stuff from Anderson. Again on a good length, outside off and curving away, Tendulkar leans forward, shapes to chase it before withdrawing the bat at the last minute.

3.3

Anderson to Tendulkar, FOUR, Ah! the perfect response. Fuller and on the off and middle line, Tendulkar leans forward to wrist it away past square leg.

3.4

Anderson to Tendulkar, FOUR, Another one. Not so full this time, but drifting on to the middle and leg line, Tendulkar lets the ball arrive before flicking it away past square leg.

3.5

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, beaten. Lovely comeback from Anderson. This one lands on a length, just outside off stump and holds its line. Tendulkar pushes inside the line and is beaten by the straightening of the delivery.

3.6

Anderson to Tendulkar, 1 run, on the middle and leg, worked away to long leg for a single. That was some over. Tendulkar was beaten thrice and in between, he put away two loose deliveries.

India 20/0   SR Tendulkar 14* (12b 3x4)

4.1

Broad to Tendulkar, no run, on a length, just outside off, pushed to the off side

4.2

Broad to Tendulkar, no run, The first bouncer of the day. It was outside off and Tendulkar swayed away from it.

4.3

Broad to Tendulkar, no run, 137.1 kph, short-of-length delivery that reared up suddenly, chest-high, and Tendulkar is surprised at the extra bounce. He gets the bottom-hand off the handle even as he hops up and fends it away a touch ungainly.

4.4

Broad to Tendulkar, 1 run, on the middle and leg, worked behind square-leg for a single

4.6

Broad to Tendulkar, no run, 138 kph, full and just outside off, Tendulkar lets it go past him. It was a pretty god over from Broad. He extracted bounce and had Tendulkar in a bit of a bother.

India 22/0   SR Tendulkar 15* (17b 3x4)

5.2

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, in the corridor outside off stump, Tendulkar leans forward and shoulders arms. That's the line that has troubled Tendulkar today.

5.3

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, fuller but a tad wider to interest Tendulkar. He needs to get that line closer to the off stump

5.4

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, Again a touch wide and Tendulkar leaves that one alone. It is still a good line, wonder how long Tendulkar can resist the urge to drive

5.5

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, And again. Tendulkar's response is the same - lets the ball to go through to Prior

5.6

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, closer to the off stump and Tendulkar lunges forward to defend. Another tight over comes to an end.

India 23/0   SR Tendulkar 15* (22b 3x4)

6.6

Broad to Tendulkar, no run, on the off stump line, Tendulkar goes back, gets behind the line and works it to square leg

India 25/0   SR Tendulkar 15* (23b 3x4)

8.1

Broad to Tendulkar, 1 run, full-pitched, on the off and middle, slants in towards middle, Tendulkar works it to right of mid on for a single

India 30/0   SR Tendulkar 16* (24b 3x4)

9.1

Anderson to Tendulkar, FOUR, Overpitched on the leg and middle, Tendulkar whips it away in front of midwicket.

9.2

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, beaten. On a length, outside off stump and it held its line. Tendulkar lunged forward, a touch late in getting forward, and is beaten and ends up pushing inside the line.

9.3

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run

9.4

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, length delivery outside off, guided to backward point

9.5

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, overpitched delivery outside off and Tendulkar drives but the bat-face shuts and the ball rolls straight to mid off. Tendulkar has not scored a run on the off side so far.

9.6

Anderson to Tendulkar, 1 run, Ah! he has to make me look a fool, doesn't he? He leans forward to a length delivery and pushes to mid off for a single. Yes, Sachin, I will shut up!

India 39/0   SR Tendulkar 21* (30b 4x4)

10.1

Broad to Tendulkar, no run, lands short of length outside off and moves in towards middle and off, Tendulkar tries to whip it through the on side and gets a leading edge to mid off.

10.2

Broad to Tendulkar, no run, on a length, just outside off, Tendulkar leans forward to push it to the off side.

10.3

Broad to Tendulkar, no run, short of length, outside off stump and Tendulkar goes back and across to force it through the off side ring but can't beat backward point.

10.4

Broad to Tendulkar, FOUR, Fab shot. It was full and outside off stump, Tendulkar goes down on his back knee to drill it through cover point. The shot of the morning. See it in the Youtube.

10.5

Broad to Tendulkar, no run, Hello?! Tendulkar shuffles right across the stumps, tries to work a short-of-length delivery to the on side and gets a leading edge to the off side. You will see this on Youtube only if some guy who doesn't like Tendulkar uploads it.

10.6

Broad to Tendulkar, FOUR, Wham! He charges down the track and slaps a short-of-length delivery on the off and middle through midwicket.

India 47/0   SR Tendulkar 29* (36b 6x4)

11.4

Flintoff to Tendulkar, 1 run, full and on the middle, sliding down, wristed away to long leg for a single

India 49/0   SR Tendulkar 30* (37b 6x4)

12.1

Tremlett to Tendulkar, no run, Gentle seam-up stuff, loosener as they say, outside off and Tendulkar lets Prior come in to play.

12.2

Tremlett to Tendulkar, FOUR, 50 arrives with a stunning strike. Tendulkar backs away to the leg side, as he charges down the track, and drives a length delivery inside-out over cover

12.3

Tremlett to Tendulkar, no run, And he does that strange shuffle again. He shuffles right across in a pre-determined way, and is beaten by a regular delivery in the corridor outside off stump.

12.4

Tremlett to Tendulkar, no run, beaten again. Tendulkar is bit late in trying to dab a length delivery outside off. It was almost as if he expected some other delivery and was getting ready for it.

12.5

Tremlett to Tendulkar, no run

12.6

Tremlett to Tendulkar, no run

India 53/0   SR Tendulkar 34* (43b 7x4)

13.2

Flintoff to Tendulkar, 1 no ball, beaten Full and outside off stump, Tendulkar is caught at the crease and has a lazy waft at it. Again, it was although he expected this one to be short. Hmm...

13.2

Flintoff to Tendulkar, 1 no ball, gets behind the length delivery this time and pushes to the off side. Another no-ball, though.

13.2

Flintoff to Tendulkar, no run, Charges down the track, backs to the legside and mistimes a delivery on the middle to extra cover

13.3

Flintoff to Tendulkar, 1 run, another pre-determined shuffle across the stumps, Flintoff hurls in a bouncer and Tendulkar pulls to fine leg.

13.5

Flintoff to Tendulkar, no run, on the off stump line, Tendulkar leans forward to steer it to point

13.6

Flintoff to Tendulkar, 1 run, again that pre-determined shuffle right across the sticks, Flintoff sends in a fullish delivery hoping to trap him lbw, but Tendulkar manages to put bat to ball and pushes it to right of mid on for a single

India 59/0   SR Tendulkar 36* (49b 7x4)

14.1

Tremlett to Tendulkar, no run, On a length, around middle and off, defended with the full face of the bat

14.2

Tremlett to Tendulkar, 1 run, rund down the track, backs to the leg side in the process, Tremlett hits the deck short of length on the leg and middle line and Tendulkar guides it to third man

14.6

Tremlett to Tendulkar, FOUR, That shuffle across to the off side and he places a short-of-length delivery on the stumps past the short fine-leg fielder in the circle.

India 69/0   SR Tendulkar 41* (52b 8x4)

15.2

Flintoff to Tendulkar, 1 run, short of length, outside off stump, dabbed away to third man

15.4

Flintoff to Tendulkar, (no ball) 1 run, And that pre-determined shuffle right across and almost gets trapped in front. He just about manages to get his bat in time and flicks it away to long leg.

15.5

Flintoff to Tendulkar, FOUR, Full and on the off stump line, Tendulkar leans forward, opens the bat-face, lets the ball come to him before he runs it through the vacant slip region

15.6

Flintoff to Tendulkar, FOUR, fifty up for Tendulkar in quite a uncharacteristic fashion. It was full and on the off stump, not the length to back to the leg side but that's what Tendulkar does. He shuffles to the leg side and slices it through point. He has been constantly innovating today, manufacturing strokes in a pre-determined fashion.

India 83/0   SR Tendulkar 51* (56b 10x4)

16.2

Tremlett to Tendulkar, no run, on the off stump line, pushed to the off side

16.3

Tremlett to Tendulkar, 1 run

India 85/0   SR Tendulkar 52* (58b 10x4)

17.1

Flintoff to Tendulkar, 1 run, Tendulkar shapes to shuffle again, stops and steers a fullish delivery on the off stump to third man.

17.4

Flintoff to Tendulkar, 4 leg byes, hits the deck short of length, at the body, Tendulkar jabs at it and the ball flies off the gloves, down to the fine-leg region

17.5

Flintoff to Tendulkar, no run, charges down the track, Flintoff sends the ball wider outside off and Tendulkar drives straight to widish mid off

17.6

Flintoff to Tendulkar, no run, full, on the off stump line, pushed to extra cover. Two overs to go for Powerplay 3 to end.

India 106/0   SR Tendulkar 53* (62b 10x4)

18.3

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, another yorker, on the off stump line, jabbed away to extra cover

18.4

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, Full-pitched, on the off stump line, Tendulkar drives powerfully but straight to mid off

18.5

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, bouncer, on the off stump line and Tendulkar sways away from it.

18.6

Anderson to Tendulkar, 1 leg bye, follows it with a yorker, Tendulkar shapes to flick and it runs off the pad to fine leg

India 108/0   SR Tendulkar 53* (66b 10x4)

19.1

Flintoff to Tendulkar, FOUR, Overpitched on the off stump line, Tendulkar stays adjacent to the line, no movement towards the line and drills it inside-out through cover.

19.2

Flintoff to Tendulkar, 1 run, Dropped by Tremlett at mid off. Tendulkar drives uppishly to mid off where Tremlett, 6''7', jumps, gets his palm to the ball but can't hold on.

19.4

Flintoff to Tendulkar, no run, bouncer on the off stump line, Tendulkar sways away from the line

19.5

Flintoff to Tendulkar, no run, fuller, on a length, outside off stump and Tendulkar shoulders arms

19.6

Flintoff to Tendulkar, no run, leans forward to defend a length delivery back down the track

India 113/1   SR Tendulkar 58* (71b 11x4)

20.2

Anderson to Tendulkar, FOUR, Full and on the legs again, Tendulkar wrists it uppishly but finds the gap perfectly. There was a long-leg and a deep square-leg and Tendulkar bisects the two perfectly.

20.3

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, almost edged to Prior. It landed on a length, around the off stump and held its line, Tendulkar was a touch late in moving forward and gets a edge with his forward poke. The ball fell just short of a diving Prior.

20.4

Anderson to Tendulkar, 1 run, pushed to right of point and they rush across for a quick single

India 119/1   SR Tendulkar 63* (74b 12x4)

21.1

Mascarenhas to Tendulkar, no run, gentle seam-up stuff, on the middle and off, defended on the front foot

21.2

Mascarenhas to Tendulkar, FOUR, Tendulkar continues to innovate. Another pre-determined shot. He paddles a length delivery outside off to fine-leg region.

21.3

Mascarenhas to Tendulkar, FOUR, fuller, on the middle but another paddle shot. Tendulkar plants his left leg across and laps it around the corner.

21.4

Mascarenhas to Tendulkar, no run, full and on the off stump line, Tendulkar drills it to mid off

21.5

Mascarenhas to Tendulkar, 1 wide, Mascarenhas is unsettled. He sends this one wide outside off, wary of Tendulkar's paddle shots.

21.5

Mascarenhas to Tendulkar, 1 run, full and straighter, driven down the ground

India 129/1   SR Tendulkar 72* (79b 14x4)

22.1

Anderson to Tendulkar, 1 run, leans forward, opens the bat-face, guides a full-length delivery to third man

22.3

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, bangs this one short, on the off stump line and Tendulkar sways away.

22.4

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, fuller and Tendulkar moves quickly forward to drive but it rolls off straight to cover.

22.5

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, just outside off stump, Tendulkar waits for the ball to arrive, opens the bat-face and shapes to run it down to third man but can only get it to backward point

22.6

Anderson to Tendulkar, 1 run, Tendulkar drives straight to him and will retain the strike. Ah! how many time have we seen this. Last ball and a single from the little master.

India 132/1   SR Tendulkar 74* (84b 14x4)

23.1

Mascarenhas to Tendulkar, no run, full and on the off stump line, driven to cover

23.2

Mascarenhas to Tendulkar, FOUR, takes a step or two down the track, backing to the leg side and drives inside-out over extra cover. He is toying with the bowling here.

23.3

Mascarenhas to Tendulkar, 1 run, short of length, on the stumps, whipped past square-leg for a single

India 137/1   SR Tendulkar 79* (87b 15x4)

24.2

Tremlett to Tendulkar, SIX, Wow! A stunning strike. Flashback to the best of Sachin. He charges down the track and flat-bats a length delivery right over long off. Up, up and over. Tendulkar has, now, scored 1000 runs against England.

24.3

Tremlett to Tendulkar, no run, on the middle, short of length, worked to midwicket

24.4

Tremlett to Tendulkar, 1 run, short of length, outside off, punched through extra cover for a single

India 146/1   SR Tendulkar 86* (90b 15x4 1x6)

25.1

Mascarenhas to Tendulkar, 1 run, just outside off, run down to third man for a single

25.6

Mascarenhas to Tendulkar, 1 run, length delivery outside off stump, dabbed past backward point

India 149/1   SR Tendulkar 88* (92b 15x4 1x6)

26.1

Collingwood to Tendulkar, no run, full and on the off stump line, driven to mid on

26.2

Collingwood to Tendulkar, 2 runs, too short and outside off, Tendulkar pulls it to deep midwicket

26.3

Collingwood to Tendulkar, 1 run, full-pitched outside off, driven to long off for a single.

26.6

Collingwood to Tendulkar, 2 runs, on the leg and middle, wristed past square-leg for a single

India 155/1   SR Tendulkar 93* (96b 15x4 1x6)

28.1

Collingwood to Tendulkar, no run, full in length, on the off stump line, Tendulkar tries to punch it through the off-side ring but ends up mistiming it back to Collingwood

28.2

Collingwood to Tendulkar, no run, beaten on that paddle shot. Short of length and it went over middle stump, Tendulkar tried to lap it around the corner but didn''t connect

28.3

Collingwood to Tendulkar, no run

28.4

Collingwood to Tendulkar, no run, on the off stump line, driven to cover.

28.5

Collingwood to Tendulkar, 1 run, fuller, straighter, on the middle and off, driven uppishly through mid off, down to long off

India 168/1   SR Tendulkar 94* (101b 15x4 1x6)

29.1

Flintoff to Tendulkar, no run, on the off stump line, pushed to cover.

29.2

Flintoff to Tendulkar, no run, good tight line. It landed on a good length, around the off stump and Tendulkar just manages to defend to cover

29.3

Flintoff to Tendulkar, 1 run, fuller, on the off stump line and driven to long off

29.5

Flintoff to Tendulkar, no run, leans forward to dab a length delivery close on the off side, wants a single, but retreats after seeing Flintoff rush across. Wise decision.

29.6

Flintoff to Tendulkar, 1 run, full and on the middle and leg, Tendulkar retains the strike with a flick past square leg

India 175/1   SR Tendulkar 96* (106b 15x4 1x6)

30.1

Collingwood to Tendulkar, no run, short of length, on the middle and off, punched to mid on

30.2

Collingwood to Tendulkar, 2 runs, Full and swinging late, Tendulkar goes for a lofted stroke (mid-on is in), makes contact with the bottom-half of the bat and it balloons over mid-on and falls in no-man's land.

30.3

Collingwood to Tendulkar, no run, full in length and outside off, Tendulkar tried to carve it through cover point but doesn't connect.

30.4

Collingwood to Tendulkar, no run, slower one, ends up as a full toss, Tendulkar mistimes a drive to cover

30.5

Collingwood to Tendulkar, 1 run, Full and swinging, driven to sweeper cover. He moves to 99

India 178/1   SR Tendulkar 99* (111b 15x4 1x6)

31.3

Flintoff to Tendulkar, OUT, Would you believe it? Tendulkar has gone for 99. Done in by a screamer of a bouncer. It kicked up from short of length and reared shoulder high. Tendulkar tried to fend it away, got his hands in front of his face and the ball seemed to have gone off his arm guard -- though no conclusive evidence was available from television replays --- down the leg side for Prior to take it. They let out a huge appeal and the fatal finger goes up. Tendulkar looks bemused. A wry grin, a shake of head and he walks back. Did it brush the gloves? The replays don't confirm or deny that.

SR Tendulkar c †Prior b Flintoff 99 (158m 112b 15x4 1x6) SR: 88.39

India 180/2   SR Tendulkar 99 (112b 15x4 1x6)
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Aug 25, 2007

Rahul Dravid was named Man of the Match for his 63-ball 92, England v India, 2nd ODI, Bristol, August 24, 2007

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Aug 24, 2007

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