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

NatWest Series [India in England] - 2nd ODI

England v India

India won by 9 runs

Hello and a warm welcome to the second ODI between England and India. I am Sriram Veera and will be bringing you all the live action today.

Team news England have made one change : Chris Tremlett has replaced Monty Panesar. For India, Ramesh Powar and Munaf Patel are in while Gautham Gambhir has been dropped and Zaheer Khan misses out due to flu.

Toss Dravid chooses to bat. Sid informs me that this is the sixth successive time that India have won the toss. Two Tests, two practice matches and two one-dayers.

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan, who is at the ground, can't stop raving about the lovely weather. "Sunny, clear skies, mild breeze. All you need is Zaheer Abbas walking out and flicking every ball to midwicket." Ah! I bet Sid has never seen Zaheer Abbas bat. I have. There is one shot I still remember. Kapil Dev is the bowler and the ball is just short of length, outside off. Zaheer leans forward, looking for a drive and checks his shot as he sees the length. Just a push. Mere push. The ball should have gone rolling to cover. Instead, it rockets to the cover boundary. As Sid reminds me, Zaheer Abbas played at Gloucester.

0.1

Broad to Ganguly, no run, on the stumps, Ganguly leans forward to defend back to the bowler

0.2

Broad to Ganguly, 1 wide, It landed a foot outside off and slanted away. Umpire Billy Doctrove signals a wide.

0.2

Broad to Ganguly, no run

0.3

Broad to Ganguly, 1 run, Fullish, just outside off stump and Ganguly eases it in to the extra cover region for a single. Tendulkar now takes guard.

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

End of over 1 (6 runs) India 6/0 (RR: 6.00)
SR Tendulkar    4* (3b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    1-0-6-0
SC Ganguly    1* (3b)     

1.1

Anderson to Ganguly, no run, short of length, angling away from Ganguly who stands on his toes to punch it away to point

1.2

Anderson to Ganguly, FOUR, he gets it past point this time. Short again and a touch wide, Ganguly goes back and across and slaps it in front of square.

1.3

Anderson to Ganguly, no run, corrects the length, serves a fuller one, around the off stump and Ganguly guides it to point

1.4

Anderson to Ganguly, no run, back to short of length but bit more effort on this. It kicks up around the off stump, Ganguly gets on top of the bounce to push it away to the off side

1.5

Anderson to Ganguly, no run, beaten. Ganguly has a waft at a fullish delivery outside off and ends up driving inside the line.

1.6

Anderson to Ganguly, no run, straighter, on the middle and off, Ganguly gets right behind it, head over the ball to push it to the off side.

End of over 2 (4 runs) India 10/0 (RR: 5.00)
SC Ganguly    5* (9b 1x4)      JM Anderson    1-0-4-0
SR Tendulkar    4* (3b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    1-0-6-0

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.

2.4

Broad to Ganguly, no run, on a length, around the off stump line, defended to cover

2.5

Broad to Ganguly, no run, full and on the off stump line, Ganguly eases it to cover region. The pitch looks a beauty.

2.6

Broad to Ganguly, no run, on the middle stump line, Ganguly wrists it to the on side.

End of over 3 (1 run) India 11/0 (RR: 3.66)
SC Ganguly    5* (12b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    2-0-7-0
SR Tendulkar    5* (6b 1x4)      JM Anderson    1-0-4-0

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.

End of over 4 (9 runs) India 20/0 (RR: 5.00)
SR Tendulkar    14* (12b 3x4)      JM Anderson    2-0-13-0
SC Ganguly    5* (12b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    2-0-7-0

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

4.5

Broad to Ganguly, 1 run, full and just outside leg stump line, Ganguly tries to flick it away, makes contact with the top-half of the bat and the ball rolls to fine-leg region

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.

End of over 5 (2 runs) India 22/0 (RR: 4.40)
SR Tendulkar    15* (17b 3x4)      SCJ Broad    3-0-9-0
SC Ganguly    6* (13b 1x4)      JM Anderson    2-0-13-0

5.1

Anderson to Ganguly, 1 leg bye, on the leg and middle, short of length, Ganguly tries to glance it away, doesn't connect and the ball runs off the pad

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.

End of over 6 (1 run, maiden) India 23/0 (RR: 3.83)
SR Tendulkar    15* (22b 3x4)      JM Anderson    3-1-13-0
SC Ganguly    6* (14b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    3-0-9-0

6.1

Broad to Ganguly, no run, on the off stump line, Ganguly is quick to get on to the front foot and pushes it towards mid off

6.2

Broad to Ganguly, no run, lands on the leg and middle, moves towards middle and off, Ganguly punches it towards mid off.

6.3

Broad to Ganguly, no run, Hello? Ganguly decides to throw in his one-day trick. He comes down the track, even as he backs outside leg stump, but Broad is alert and hits the deck short of length. The ball whizzes above the flashing blade.

6.4

Broad to Ganguly, no run

6.5

Broad to Ganguly, 1 no ball, bouncer just down the leg side and Ganguly gets away from the line. Wide called.

6.5

Broad to Ganguly, 1 run, short of length, outside off , Ganguly tries to punch on the up, doesn't connect well and the ball rolls to left of mid off and they will get a single

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

End of over 7 (2 runs) India 25/0 (RR: 3.57)
SR Tendulkar    15* (23b 3x4)      SCJ Broad    4-0-11-0
SC Ganguly    7* (20b 1x4)      JM Anderson    3-1-13-0

7.1

Anderson to Ganguly, no run, short of length, on the off stump line, Ganguly pushes it to mid off and sets off for a run before he suddenly decides it is too risky. He sends Tendulkar back and all is well.

7.2

Anderson to Ganguly, 2 runs, Ganguly backs away to the leg side, Anderson tries to follow him and Ganguly gets it up and over mid off.

7.3

Anderson to Ganguly, no run, Almost a mix-up. Ganguly pushes a length delivery to cover and sets off. Tendulkar is not interested, Anderson is and he charges towards to stop the ball. Ganguly turns back and just about manages to scramble home. btw Anderson's throw missed the stumps.

7.4

Anderson to Ganguly, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

7.4

Anderson to Ganguly, no run, shuffles across, exposing the leg stump, dabs it away

7.5

Anderson to Ganguly, 1 wide, bangs it in short but again slipping down the leg side. Ganguly tries to pull but can't connect.

7.5

Anderson to Ganguly, no run, Almost gets his man with a yorker. Ganguly was pretty late in getting his bat down and the ball just about misses the off stump.

7.6

Anderson to Ganguly, no run, hits the short of length, around the off stump, Ganguly gets behind the line to dead-bat it away

End of over 8 (4 runs) India 29/0 (RR: 3.62)
SC Ganguly    9* (26b 1x4)      JM Anderson    4-1-17-0
SR Tendulkar    15* (23b 3x4)      SCJ Broad    4-0-11-0

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

8.2

Broad to Ganguly, FOUR, full and outside off, Ganguly drives down the ground and Pietersen chases it to push it back. He tries to flick the ball back as he dives but the ball makes contact with his leg and rolls back towards the rope. Pietersen throws in another dive but this time he makes contact with the rope (with the ball in his hands). It is referred upstairs and four is signalled.

8.3

Broad to Ganguly, no run

8.4

Broad to Ganguly, no run, full and outside off, sliced hard but straight to point

8.5

Broad to Ganguly, no run, another one full and outside off stump, Ganguly carves it to point.

8.6

Broad to Ganguly, no run, another full-pitched delivery and this time Ganguly drives but can't beat mid off

End of over 9 (5 runs) India 34/0 (RR: 3.77)
SC Ganguly    13* (31b 2x4)      SCJ Broad    5-0-16-0
SR Tendulkar    16* (24b 3x4)      JM Anderson    4-1-17-0

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!

End of over 10 (5 runs) India 39/0 (RR: 3.90)
SR Tendulkar    21* (30b 4x4)      JM Anderson    5-1-22-0
SC Ganguly    13* (31b 2x4)      SCJ Broad    5-0-16-0

Powerplay 2 on.

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.

End of over 11 (8 runs) India 47/0 (RR: 4.27)
SR Tendulkar    29* (36b 6x4)      SCJ Broad    6-0-24-0
SC Ganguly    13* (31b 2x4)      JM Anderson    5-1-22-0

Andrew Flintoff comes for a bowl

11.1

Flintoff to Ganguly, no run, hits the good length region, on the off stump line, Ganguly is unsure whether to go forward or back and just pushes at it. The ball runs to the leg side off the inner-half of the bat

11.2

Flintoff to Ganguly, no run, short of length, outside off stump, punched to point

11.3

Flintoff to Ganguly, 1 run, good bouncer. It climbed up shoulder-high, Ganguly arches back at the last minute to dab it with soft hands and the ball runs down to thirdman

11.4

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

11.5

Flintoff to Ganguly, no run, short of length, Ganguly shapes to pull but ends up mistiming it to wide mid on.

11.6

Flintoff to Ganguly, no run, on the off stump line, full in length, steered to point.

End of over 12 (2 runs) India 49/0 (RR: 4.08)
SC Ganguly    14* (36b 2x4)      A Flintoff    1-0-2-0
SR Tendulkar    30* (37b 6x4)      SCJ Broad    6-0-24-0

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

End of over 13 (4 runs) India 53/0 (RR: 4.07)
SR Tendulkar    34* (43b 7x4)      CT Tremlett    1-0-4-0
SC Ganguly    14* (36b 2x4)      A Flintoff    1-0-2-0

13.1

Flintoff to Ganguly, 1 run, tip and run. Ganguly pushes a length delivery towards mid off and they run with the stroke

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.

13.4

Flintoff to Ganguly, 1 run, full in length, on the middle and leg, Ganguly tries to work it to the on side, ends up slicing it uppishly to left of mid on

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

End of over 14 (6 runs) India 59/0 (RR: 4.21)
SR Tendulkar    36* (49b 7x4)      A Flintoff    2-0-8-0
SC Ganguly    16* (38b 2x4)      CT Tremlett    1-0-4-0

14.1

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

HRG: "With 29 appearances, Sachin Tendulkar becomes the player with the highest number of appearances in England-India ODIs, going past Anil Kumble's 28."

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

14.3

Tremlett to Ganguly, FOUR, Slashed through vacant slip region. Ganguly decides to back to leg side and tries to slog a short-of-length delivery over mid on. Instead, it flies off the top edge high to left of Prior.

14.4

Tremlett to Ganguly, no run, again he backs to leg side and drills a full-pitched delivery on the stumps to mid off

14.5

Tremlett to Ganguly, 1 run, stays where he is and taps a length delivery close on the off side and rushes across for a quick single

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.

End of over 15 (10 runs) India 69/0 (RR: 4.60)
SR Tendulkar    41* (52b 8x4)      CT Tremlett    2-0-14-0
SC Ganguly    21* (41b 3x4)      A Flintoff    2-0-8-0

15.1

Flintoff to Ganguly, 1 run, full and outside off, Ganguly walks in to the shot, opens the bat-face at the last minute to guide it to third man

15.2

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

15.3

Flintoff to Ganguly, 1 run, Ganguly brings the third man in to play again with another dab. There was a wide slip in place. Ganguly got the ball to left of him.

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.

15.4

Flintoff to Ganguly, 1 leg bye, tip and run. He leans forward to push to the off side, runs off the pad, Tendulkar calls him over for a quick single and he responds.

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.

End of over 16 (14 runs) India 83/0 (RR: 5.18)
SR Tendulkar    51* (56b 10x4)      A Flintoff    3-0-21-0
SC Ganguly    23* (44b 3x4)      CT Tremlett    2-0-14-0

16.1

Tremlett to Ganguly, 1 leg bye

HRG: "Tendulkar became the second batsman to score an aggregate of 100 fours against England. He needed three boundaries to reach the landmark today. His 100th boundary was the one he scored of JM Anderson in the third over. The other batsman is Virender Sehwag who has scored 103 fours

16.2

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

16.3

Tremlett to Tendulkar, 1 run

16.4

Tremlett to Ganguly, (no ball) SIX, Ganguly breaks free with a slap over long on. He backed away to the leg side, Tremlett hurled it in short of length on the middle stump line and Ganguly flat-batted it over long on.

16.4

Tremlett to Ganguly, no run, on the off stump line, guided to point

16.5

Tremlett to Ganguly, FOUR, Full-pitched, outside leg stump line and Ganguly drills it straight down the ground. Four more. He is going after Tremlett.

16.6

Tremlett to Ganguly, FOUR, Continues with his onslaught. Another slash and this one flies over the vacant slip region. Full and angling away from Ganguly who frees his arms. 100 up for India.

End of over 17 (17 runs) India 100/0 (RR: 5.88)
SC Ganguly    37* (49b 5x4 1x6)      CT Tremlett    3-0-30-0
SR Tendulkar    52* (58b 10x4)      A Flintoff    3-0-21-0

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.

Sid sends this from the ground: "Two guys in Stand A (near the pavilion) are having an arguement about this ground. "You need to wait all day long for a beer," says one. "This ground should never be allowed to host a 50-over match. Maybe Twenty20 at the most. The other disagrees. "I've never sat at a ground with such a good view, so close to the action." Well ... at the ground for the cricket or for the beer? The elementary question"

17.2

Flintoff to Ganguly, no run, kicks up from short of length, Ganguly gets on his toes and gets on top of the bounce and places it on the off side

17.3

Flintoff to Ganguly, 1 run, fuller and outside off, driven to right of mid off

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.

End of over 18 (6 runs) India 106/0 (RR: 5.88)
SR Tendulkar    53* (62b 10x4)      A Flintoff    4-0-23-0
SC Ganguly    38* (51b 5x4 1x6)      CT Tremlett    3-0-30-0

18.1

Anderson to Ganguly, no run, Almost a mix-up. Yorker on the off stump line, dug out close on the off side, towards point. Ganguly sets off, Tendulkar also took a step or two before halting and Ganguly turns back to dive in to safety of the crease.

18.2

Anderson to Ganguly, 1 run

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

David Glick: "What a great decision to replace Monty with Tremlett. I bet he's laughing..."

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

This is the 18th time that the old firm of Tendulkar and Ganguly have added 100 runs for the opening wicket. And it is the 23rd time overall that they have gone past that mark.

End of over 19 (2 runs) India 108/0 (RR: 5.68)
SR Tendulkar    53* (66b 10x4)      JM Anderson    6-1-23-0
SC Ganguly    39* (53b 5x4 1x6)      A Flintoff    4-0-23-0

Sid sends us a chuckle: "Ganguly is having a change of boots. Now see the running between the wickets. He's tying his own laces! Surely not Lord Snooty any more."

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.

19.3

Flintoff to Ganguly, OUT, Ganguly falls, going for the broke. He charges down the track , Flintoff hurls it short of length outside off and Ganguly slaps it over point. He doesn't connect well, the ball balloons over point and Collingwood takes the catch running back from point.

SC Ganguly c Collingwood b Flintoff 39 (100m 54b 5x4 1x6) SR: 72.22

Yuvraj Singh has been promoted up the order

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

End of over 20 (5 runs) India 113/1 (RR: 5.65)
SR Tendulkar    58* (71b 11x4)      A Flintoff    5-0-28-1
Yuvraj Singh    0* (0b)      JM Anderson    6-1-23-0

So that's the end of all the Powerplays.

20.1

Anderson to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, fullish, on the legs, Yuvraj flicks powerfully to the right of deep square leg where Cook makes a tumbling stop

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

20.5

Anderson to Yuvraj Singh, no run, on the off and middle, pushed to cover point

20.6

Anderson to Yuvraj Singh, no run, full and slanted across Yuvraj who lets that one go through to Prior

End of over 21 (6 runs) India 119/1 (RR: 5.66)
Yuvraj Singh    1* (3b)      JM Anderson    7-1-29-0
SR Tendulkar    63* (74b 12x4)      A Flintoff    5-0-28-1

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.

The man at the deep backward square leg moves finer.

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

21.6

Mascarenhas to Yuvraj Singh, no run, on the middle and off, Yuvrak choses to stay back for some reason and pushes at it. He gets an inside-edge to square-leg

End of over 22 (10 runs) India 129/1 (RR: 5.86)
Yuvraj Singh    1* (4b)      AD Mascarenhas    1-0-10-0
SR Tendulkar    72* (79b 14x4)      JM Anderson    7-1-29-0

22.1

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

Chet: "In response to Sid's comments, my friend Thaer who supposedly states that he is of Caribbean origin refuses to watch cricket in England as they don't "do good fried chicken!"

22.2

Anderson to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, at the hips, tucked behind square-leg for a single

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

Pietersen drops back to long off.

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.

End of over 23 (3 runs) India 132/1 (RR: 5.73)
SR Tendulkar    74* (84b 14x4)      JM Anderson    8-1-32-0
Yuvraj Singh    2* (5b)      AD Mascarenhas    1-0-10-0

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

23.4

Mascarenhas to Yuvraj Singh, no run, jumps up from a length, Yuvraj jabs it away to the off side

23.5

Mascarenhas to Yuvraj Singh, no run

23.6

Mascarenhas to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, It's Yuvraj's turn to retain the strike with a dab to third man

End of over 24 (6 runs) India 138/1 (RR: 5.75)
Yuvraj Singh    3* (8b)      AD Mascarenhas    2-0-16-0
SR Tendulkar    79* (87b 15x4)      JM Anderson    8-1-32-0

24.1

Tremlett to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, short of length, outside off, punched to sweeper cover

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

24.5

Tremlett to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short of length and outside off, Yuvraj has a flash and a miss

24.6

Tremlett to Yuvraj Singh, no run, And he is beaten again. Too full to cut.

End of over 25 (8 runs) India 146/1 (RR: 5.84)
Yuvraj Singh    4* (11b)      CT Tremlett    4-0-38-0
SR Tendulkar    86* (90b 15x4 1x6)      AD Mascarenhas    2-0-16-0

25.1

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

25.2

Mascarenhas to Yuvraj Singh, no run, fuller, on the off stump line, driven to extra cover

25.3

Mascarenhas to Yuvraj Singh, no run, beaten. In the corridor outside off, Yuvraj tries to cut it late but can't connect

25.4

Mascarenhas to Yuvraj Singh, no run, full in length, outside off, Yuvraj tries to drive on the up and ends up mistiming it to mid off

25.5

Mascarenhas to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, gets a single with a drive past mid off

Tendulkar tries to paddle sweep and Mascarenhas stops and doesn't deliver.

25.6

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

End of over 26 (3 runs) India 149/1 (RR: 5.73)
SR Tendulkar    88* (92b 15x4 1x6)      AD Mascarenhas    3-0-19-0
Yuvraj Singh    5* (15b)      CT Tremlett    4-0-38-0

26.1

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

By the look of things, Tendulkar is cramping up. He seems to be in lot of pain. The physio is out there. The umpires have called for drinks. Remember, Tendulkar was suffering from body ache and flu yesterday.

HRG: "When P Collingwood caught Ganguly, he overhauled the record for most catches held by an English player against India. He has now 15 catches. Graeme Hick had 14."

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.

26.4

Collingwood to Yuvraj Singh, no run, on a length, around middle and leg, Yuvraj dabs it away to the off side.

26.5

Collingwood to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, gets this one to left of mid on for a single.

26.6

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

End of over 27 (6 runs) India 155/1 (RR: 5.74)
SR Tendulkar    93* (96b 15x4 1x6)      PD Collingwood    1-0-6-0
Yuvraj Singh    6* (17b)      AD Mascarenhas    3-0-19-0

27.1

Mascarenhas to Yuvraj Singh, no run, on the middle and leg, full in length, defended to the on side.

27.2

Mascarenhas to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, on a length, on the middle and leg, Yuvraj leans forward and punches it on the up past the diving midwicket fielder (Bell). Pure timing.

27.3

Mascarenhas to Yuvraj Singh, no run

27.4

Mascarenhas to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, short of length, on the middle and leg, clubbed over midwicket. The boundaries are short here and he gets a boundary.

27.5

Mascarenhas to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, pings the extra cover boundary this time. Full in length and on the off stump line, Yuvraj drives crisply through extra cover

27.6

Mascarenhas to Yuvraj Singh, no run, fuller and outside off, Yuvraj is beaten on the attempted cut shot

End of over 28 (12 runs) India 167/1 (RR: 5.96)
Yuvraj Singh    18* (23b 3x4)      AD Mascarenhas    4-0-31-0
SR Tendulkar    93* (96b 15x4 1x6)      PD Collingwood    1-0-6-0

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

28.6

Collingwood to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, short of length and Yuvraj pulls it imperiously to the long leg boundary. The runs keep flowing.

End of over 29 (5 runs) India 172/1 (RR: 5.93)
Yuvraj Singh    22* (24b 4x4)      PD Collingwood    2-0-11-0
SR Tendulkar    94* (101b 15x4 1x6)      AD Mascarenhas    4-0-31-0

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

29.4

Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, on the middle and off, Yuvraj shuffles across to glance it down to fine-leg region.

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

End of over 30 (3 runs) India 175/1 (RR: 5.83)
SR Tendulkar    96* (106b 15x4 1x6)      A Flintoff    6-0-31-1
Yuvraj Singh    23* (25b 4x4)      PD Collingwood    2-0-11-0

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

fine leg is in the circle. Collingwood is tempting Tendulkar to go for his paddle sweep.

30.5

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

30.6

Collingwood to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, on the off stump line, driven to long on for a single

End of over 31 (4 runs) India 179/1 (RR: 5.77)
Yuvraj Singh    24* (26b 4x4)      PD Collingwood    3-0-15-0
SR Tendulkar    99* (111b 15x4 1x6)      A Flintoff    6-0-31-1

31.1

Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short of length, on the off stump line, defended to the on side

31.2

Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, short of length, on the hips, tucked to fine leg for a single.

The crowd has started applauding already. Hold on .. he is not yet reached his ton

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

31.4

Flintoff to Dravid, no run, leans forward to drive a length delivery to mid on

31.5

Flintoff to Dravid, no run, short of length, on the middle, worked to midwicket

31.6

Flintoff to Dravid, 1 run, gets off the mark with a glance to deep square leg

End of over 32 (2 runs) India 181/2 (RR: 5.65)
R Dravid    1* (3b)      A Flintoff    7-0-33-2
Yuvraj Singh    25* (28b 4x4)      PD Collingwood    3-0-15-0

32.1

Collingwood to Dravid, 1 run, fullish, on the off stump line, Dravid is a touch early into his drive and the ball goes uppishly to mid off

32.2

Collingwood to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, leans forward to drive on the up to sweeper cover

32.3

Collingwood to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, short of length, on the middle and off, Yuvraj tries to whip it to on side and edges it on to the pad

32.4

Collingwood to Dravid, 1 run, short of length, on the off and middle, dabbed to third man.

32.5

Collingwood to Yuvraj Singh, no run, leans forward to defend to cover

32.6

Collingwood to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, overpitched outside off and Yuvraj creams it through extra cover.

End of over 33 (9 runs) India 190/2 (RR: 5.75)
Yuvraj Singh    32* (32b 5x4)      PD Collingwood    4-0-24-0
R Dravid    3* (5b)      A Flintoff    7-0-33-2

33.1

Bopara to Dravid, 1 run, on the middle and leg, flicked past square leg for a single

33.2

Bopara to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short of length, outside off, swatted to the on side

33.3

Bopara to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, on the middle and off, placed to right of cover for a single

33.4

Bopara to Dravid, FOUR, slightly short of length, homing in on the off stump, Dravid stays adjacent to the line and cuts it late through vacant slip region

33.5

Bopara to Dravid, 1 run

33.6

Bopara to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, fullish, on the middle, driven to long on

Going back to SRT dismissal, the replays don't confirm or refute whether it had brushed the gloves before it hit the arm-guard.

End of over 34 (8 runs) India 198/2 (RR: 5.82)
Yuvraj Singh    34* (35b 5x4)      RS Bopara    1-0-8-0
R Dravid    9* (8b 1x4)      PD Collingwood    4-0-24-0

34.1

Tremlett to Yuvraj Singh, no run, length delivery on the off, pushed to cover

34.2

Tremlett to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short of length, on the middle, pulls to midwicket

34.3

Tremlett to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, length delivery outside off, pushed to extra cover

34.4

Tremlett to Dravid, 1 run, 200 up with a glance to backward square leg

34.5

Tremlett to Yuvraj Singh, no run

34.6

Tremlett to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, length delivery, drifting down the leg side and glanced away for couple of runs

End of over 35 (4 runs) India 202/2 (RR: 5.77)
Yuvraj Singh    37* (40b 5x4)      CT Tremlett    5-0-42-0
R Dravid    10* (9b 1x4)      RS Bopara    1-0-8-0

35.1

Bopara to Dravid, 1 run, fullish, on the middle and leg, flicked past square leg

35.2

Bopara to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, leans forward to drive on the up to long off

35.3

Bopara to Dravid, no run, full and on the middle and leg, pushed to mid on

35.4

Bopara to Dravid, no run, lands on a length, around the off stump, pushed to backward point

35.5

Bopara to Dravid, no run

35.6

Bopara to Dravid, 1 run, short of length, just outside off, slashed away to third man

End of over 36 (3 runs) India 205/2 (RR: 5.69)
R Dravid    12* (14b 1x4)      RS Bopara    2-0-11-0
Yuvraj Singh    38* (41b 5x4)      CT Tremlett    5-0-42-0

36.1

Tremlett to Dravid, 1 run, kicks up from short of length, Dravid hops to get on top of the bounce and defends to the on side

36.2

Tremlett to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, on the middle and leg, tucked behind square leg for a single

36.3

Tremlett to Dravid, no run, fuller, on the off stump line, Dravid drives straight to mid off

36.4

Tremlett to Dravid, 1 no ball, bangs it in short, on the leg stump line, Dravid swivels to pull but doesn't quite connect well.

36.4

Tremlett to Dravid, no run, fuller, outside off, steered to backward point

36.5

Tremlett to Dravid, 2 runs, fullish, on the off and middle, Dravid leans forward to flick it past midwicket

36.6

Tremlett to Dravid, no run, lands on a length, just outside off, Dravid goes back, taps it gently on the off side, looks for a run but Yuvraj sends him back.

End of over 37 (5 runs) India 210/2 (RR: 5.67)
R Dravid    15* (20b 1x4)      CT Tremlett    6-0-47-0
Yuvraj Singh    39* (42b 5x4)      RS Bopara    2-0-11-0

37.1

Bopara to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, gets a single with a flick-drive to deep midwicket

37.2

Bopara to Dravid, 2 runs, attempted yorker, full-pitched outside off stump, driven to left of long off

37.3

Bopara to Dravid, no run, full and on the off stump line, steered straight to backward point

37.4

Bopara to Dravid, 1 run, full-pitched on the off stump, driven to long off for a single

37.5

Bopara to Yuvraj Singh, no run, on the middle and off, on a length, pushed back down the track

37.6

Bopara to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, full in length, angling away from Yuvraj who slashes it to deep point

End of over 38 (5 runs) India 215/2 (RR: 5.65)
Yuvraj Singh    41* (45b 5x4)      RS Bopara    3-0-16-0
R Dravid    18* (23b 1x4)      CT Tremlett    6-0-47-0

38.1

Tremlett to Yuvraj Singh, no run, full-pitched outside off, driven straight to mid off.

38.2

Tremlett to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, Yuvraj breaks free with a fierce pull. Short of length and pulled over midwicekt

38.3

Tremlett to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short of length, just outside off, dabbed to midwicket

38.4

Tremlett to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, full and outside off, wafted away to sweeper cover

38.5

Tremlett to Dravid, 1 wide, sliding down the leg side, Dravid can't connect with his pull shot

38.5

Tremlett to Dravid, 1 run, he comes down the track, tries to heave it over the bowler's head but mistimes the lofted shot to midwicket

38.6

Tremlett to Yuvraj Singh, (no ball) 1 run, overpitched on the middle and leg, driven to long on for a single

38.6

Tremlett to Dravid, 1 run, short of length, cut away to deep point

End of over 39 (10 runs) India 225/2 (RR: 5.76)
R Dravid    20* (25b 1x4)      CT Tremlett    7-0-57-0
Yuvraj Singh    47* (50b 6x4)      RS Bopara    3-0-16-0

39.1

Bopara to Dravid, no run, overpitched on the middle stump, driven to mid on

39.2

Bopara to Dravid, FOUR, drifts down the leg side - the fine-leg is up in the circle and Dravid glances it past that man.

39.3

Bopara to Dravid, FOUR, full and outside off, Dravid leans across to slice it past backward point for another boundary.

39.4

Bopara to Dravid, 1 run, attempts a yorker, ends up just short of the blockhole and Dravid drives to right of long on

39.5

Bopara to Yuvraj Singh, no run, full and angling away from Yuvraj who slices it straight to point

39.6

Bopara to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, on the leg stump line, flicked to left of deep square leg

End of over 40 (11 runs) India 236/2 (RR: 5.90)
Yuvraj Singh    49* (52b 6x4)      RS Bopara    4-0-27-0
R Dravid    29* (29b 3x4)      CT Tremlett    7-0-57-0

40.1

Broad to Dravid, FOUR, gift-wraps a boundary. Fullish and on the legs - the boundaries are pretty small here and Dravid has no problem in flicking it away

40.2

Broad to Dravid, 2 runs, Owais Shah, the substitute fielder, makes a super stop at deep backward point. It was slightly short in length, just outside off and Dravid cuts past backward point. Shah ran across from wide third man and threw in neat dive to make the stop

40.3

Broad to Dravid, no run

40.4

Broad to Dravid, 1 run, full and outside off stump, Dravid tries to reach it in an attempt to have a slash, gets an inside-edge to the on side

40.5

Broad to Yuvraj Singh, OUT, Yuvraj falls one short of fifty. Full and outside off, Yuvraj slices it uppishly towards point and Collingwood dives to his left to pluck the catch inches off the ground..

Yuvraj Singh c Collingwood b Broad 49 (94m 53b 6x4 0x6) SR: 92.45

Dhoni walks in.

40.6

Broad to Dhoni, no run, bangs it in short, just outside off and Dhoni lets it fly past him

End of over 41 (7 runs) India 243/3 (RR: 5.92)
MS Dhoni    0* (1b)      SCJ Broad    7-0-31-1
R Dravid    36* (33b 4x4)      RS Bopara    4-0-27-0

41.1

Tremlett to Dravid, 1 run, bouncer on the middle line, Dravid shapes to pull and edges it behind square-leg for a single.

41.2

Tremlett to Dhoni, 1 run, short of length, outside off stump, Dhoni goes back and across to guide it past backward point

The ball is being changed now. It is not going to help the over rate. We are already way behind time.

41.3

Tremlett to Dravid, no run, full in length, outside off, driven to cover

41.4

Tremlett to Dravid, no run, full in length, in the corridor outside off and Dravid is beaten, trying a cute dab to third man

41.5

Tremlett to Dravid, 1 run, climbs from short of length, outside off, cut to third man for a single

41.6

Tremlett to Dhoni, 1 run, a rare full delivery to Dhoni - they have been hitting the short of length to him and driven to sweeper cover

End of over 42 (4 runs) India 247/3 (RR: 5.88)
MS Dhoni    2* (3b)      CT Tremlett    8-0-61-0
R Dravid    38* (37b 4x4)      SCJ Broad    7-0-31-1

42.1

Broad to Dhoni, no run, lands on a length, around the off stump, punched to extra cover

42.2

Broad to Dhoni, 1 run, short of length, on the off stump, tapped towards right of point for a single

42.3

Broad to Dravid, 1 run, full and wide outside off, Dravid chases it, slashing it to deep point

42.4

Broad to Dhoni, FOUR, Dhoni gets in to the act. As expected it was a short-of-length delivery outside off and Dhoni hopped up and cut it up and over backward point. Very well played.

42.5

Broad to Dhoni, no run, fires in a yorker, stabbed to the on side

42.6

Broad to Dhoni, (no ball) 1 run, length delivery on the off stump line, Dhoni drives on the up to long on

42.6

Broad to Dravid, 1 run, full and on the off stump, Dravid leans forward to get it to right of long on

End of over 43 (9 runs) India 256/3 (RR: 5.95)
R Dravid    40* (39b 4x4)      SCJ Broad    8-0-40-1
MS Dhoni    8* (8b 1x4)      CT Tremlett    8-0-61-0

43.1

Tremlett to Dravid, FOUR, full in length, outside off, Dravid goes for a slog-drive, makes contact with the inner-half of the bat but still gets it to the boundary at widish long on region. Flintoff tries to stop it with a sliding dive in to the advertising hoardings. Not a smart move, considering he has just come back from a injury

43.2

Tremlett to Dravid, 1 wide, full in length, outside off. Wide called. A harsh call.

43.2

Tremlett to Dravid, 1 run

43.3

Tremlett to Dhoni, 1 run, short of length, outside off, Dhoni gets on top of the bounce, punches it through backward point

43.4

Tremlett to Dravid, 1 run, full in length, just outside off, driven to long on

43.5

Tremlett to Dhoni, no run, almost at the blockhole length, outside off, stabbed away down the track

43.6

Tremlett to Dhoni, FOUR, full-toss, on the off stump line and Dhoni flat-bats it straight down the ground.

End of over 44 (12 runs) India 268/3 (RR: 6.09)
MS Dhoni    13* (11b 2x4)      CT Tremlett    9-0-73-0
R Dravid    46* (42b 5x4)      SCJ Broad    8-0-40-1

44.1

Broad to Dravid, FOUR, beautifully picked up. It was overpitched on the middle and leg, Dravid leant forward and whipped it over midwicket. Dravid reaches his fifty.

44.2

Broad to Dravid, FOUR, tries to correct his line but sends this one full and well outside off, Dravid leans across on a bent knee to square drive to boundary.

44.3

Broad to Dravid, 1 run, full and on the middle and leg, whipped to deep midwicket

44.4

Broad to Dhoni, FOUR, fine-leg is in and Broad serves one full and on the legs, glanced away past that man

44.5

Broad to Dhoni, no run, full and outside off, Dhoni shapes to square drive but lets it go through to Prior.

44.6

Broad to Dhoni, 1 run, full toss, on the off stump line, swatted away to long on

End of over 45 (14 runs) India 282/3 (RR: 6.26)
MS Dhoni    18* (14b 3x4)      SCJ Broad    9-0-54-1
R Dravid    55* (45b 7x4)      CT Tremlett    9-0-73-0

45.1

Flintoff to Dhoni, 1 run, full, right up there, at the bast of middle stump, stabbed away to the on side

45.2

Flintoff to Dravid, FOUR, full and on the legs, Dravid whips it to left of deep square leg where Tremlett dives but can't stop the ball. The outfield is pretty quick. That one just raced away

45.3

Flintoff to Dravid, 2 runs, attempted yorker, on the off stump line, driven to left of long off

45.4

Flintoff to Dravid, 1 run, slower one, on the middle and off, Dravid taps it gently on the off side and picks up a single

45.5

Flintoff to Dhoni, 1 run, at the blockhole, on the off and middle line, dug out to cover

45.6

Flintoff to Dravid, 1 run, fullish, on the off and middle, driven to extra cover

End of over 46 (10 runs) India 292/3 (RR: 6.34)
R Dravid    63* (49b 8x4)      A Flintoff    8-0-43-2
MS Dhoni    20* (16b 3x4)      SCJ Broad    9-0-54-1

46.1

Anderson to Dravid, 1 run, yorker, just outside off, stabbed away to cover for a single. 50 of the partnership comes up in 33 balls.

46.2

Anderson to Dhoni, 1 run, another yorker on the off stump line and Dhoni goes for his unique bottom-handed twirl over mid on and edges it to the on side

46.3

Anderson to Dravid, 1 run, full pitched on the off stump line, pushed to cover

46.4

Anderson to Dhoni, 2 wides, full toss outside leg, Dhoni tries to swat it away but can't reach and Prior dives to make a half-stop

46.4

Anderson to Dravid, FOUR, another full toss, waist-high, and Dravid spanks it over midwicket. Another gift-wrapped boundary.

46.5

Anderson to Dravid, 1 run, backs away to the on side and slices a full-pitched delivery in the air towards deep point. Broad rushes in and dives in front and the ball just lands short of him. Brave decision to go for the catch

46.6

Anderson to Dhoni, OUT, a slow bouncer does the trick. It was banged in short and it climbed up ever so slowly, Dhoni swivelled, was made to wait before he pulled it uppishly to the right of short-fine leg where Tremlett pulled off a sharp catch

MS Dhoni c Tremlett b Anderson 21 (31m 18b 3x4 0x6) SR: 116.66

End of over 47 (10 runs) India 302/4 (RR: 6.42)
     JM Anderson    9-1-42-1
R Dravid    70* (53b 9x4)      A Flintoff    8-0-43-2

47.1

Flintoff to Dravid, 1 run, yorker on the middle stump line, dabbed to square leg

47.2

Flintoff to Karthik, 1 run, full, straight, on the middle stump line, Karthik shapes to play it to the on side, gets a leading edge, past backward point

47.3

Flintoff to Dravid, FOUR, backed to the leg side, Flintoff hurled in a full toss on the middle stump line and Dravid slashed it past point

47.4

Flintoff to Dravid, 1 run, shuffles right across the sticks and flicks a full-pitched delivery outside off to midwicket

47.5

Flintoff to Karthik, 1 wide, Karthik shuffles to the off side and tries to pull a short of length delivery on the leg side but doesn't connect. Wide called.

47.5

Flintoff to Karthik, OUT, yorker gets Karthik. It was full, on the leg stump line and hit him low on the left leg. The hawk eye suggests it would have clipped the leg stump

KD Karthik lbw b Flintoff 1 (5m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

47.6

Flintoff to Agarkar, no run

End of over 48 (8 runs) India 310/5 (RR: 6.45)
AB Agarkar    0* (1b)      A Flintoff    9-0-51-3
R Dravid    76* (56b 10x4)      JM Anderson    9-1-42-1

48.1

Anderson to Dravid, SIX, full-pitched, outside off and Dravid gave himself room by backing away to the legside and carved it over point. The boundaries are quite short here and would you believe it, this one has screamed over the boundary.

48.2

Anderson to Dravid, 2 runs, full toss on the legs, pulled to deep midwicket

48.3

Anderson to Dravid, 1 run, another full toss, just above waist-high, swatted away to deep midwicket. It was dipping. Dravid looks at the square-leg umpire, looking for a no-ball call but ..

48.4

Anderson to Agarkar, 1 run

48.5

Anderson to Dravid, FOUR, low full toss on the off stump, Dravid backed away to the leg side and cut it late to third man boundary.

48.6

Anderson to Dravid, no run, full and outside off, Dravid has a flash and a miss

End of over 49 (14 runs) India 324/5 (RR: 6.61)
R Dravid    89* (61b 11x4 1x6)      JM Anderson    10-1-56-1
AB Agarkar    1* (2b)      A Flintoff    9-0-51-3

49.1

Flintoff to Agarkar, OUT, Full and just outside off, Agarkar moves to the leg side, goes for a big drive through the off side and gets a thickish edge to Prior

AB Agarkar c †Prior b Flintoff 1 (2m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

49.2

Flintoff to Powar, 1 run, full and on the legs, flicked away to fine leg for a single. Dravid comes back to strike

49.3

Flintoff to Dravid, 1 run, full and in the blockhole, dug out towards long off for a single. Good tight over this. Just two runs so far.

49.4

Flintoff to Powar, OUT, Flintoff gets a five-for. Quite similar to the Agarkar dismissal. Full, straight, just outside off, Powar tries to slog-drive it over cover but ends up edging it to Prior

RR Powar c †Prior b Flintoff 1 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

49.5

Flintoff to Chawla, 1 run, full-toss on the off stump line, dabbed to point for a single

49.6

Flintoff to Dravid, 2 runs, low full toss, at the base of middle stump, driven to right of long on.

England need 330 to win. It is a potentially matchwinning score but considering that it is quite a small ground, one can never say for sure. Join us in a while for the chase.

End of over 50 (5 runs) India 329/7
R Dravid    92* (63b 11x4 1x6)      A Flintoff    10-0-56-5
PP Chawla    1* (1b)      JM Anderson    10-1-56-1
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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

Rahul Dravid was named Man of the Match for his 63-ball 92

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Aug 24, 2007

Andrew Flintoff felt pain in his knee after crashing into an advertising board during India's innings, England v India, 2nd ODI, Bristol, August 25, 2007

Andrew Flintoff felt pain in his knee during India's innings

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