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

NatWest Series [India in England] - 5th ODI

England v India

India won by 38 runs (D/L method)

Hi and welcome to the fifth ODI between England and India. I am Anand Vasu and will be bringing you all the live action today.

England will be looking to seal their first ODI series at home in three years, but will miss the services of Andrew Flintoff, who is suffering from a sore ankle. Since Chris Tremlett is also suffering from soreness in his right foot, Jon Lewis, the right-arm seamer, has replaced Flintoff.

Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar will begin the batting for India

0.1

Anderson to Ganguly, no run, short of a driving length and outside the off, Ganguly watches the ball onto bat and plays it down to point

0.2

Anderson to Ganguly, no run, short of a length once more from Anderson, a touch closer to the off stump, left well alone to the keeper

0.3

Anderson to Ganguly, no run, on the off stump this time, still short of a length, Ganguly straddles the pitch and defends back down to the bowler

0.4

Anderson to Ganguly, no run, once again short of a length, this seems to be Anderson's length for the moment, defended watchfully

0.5

Anderson to Ganguly, no run, another one short of a length and outside the off stump, left alone this time, the ball goes through the keeper

0.6

Anderson to Ganguly, no run, It's a maiden over to begin with as Anderson funnels one on the off and Ganguly defends off the back foot

End of over 1 (maiden) India 0/0
SC Ganguly    0* (6b)      JM Anderson    1-1-0-0
SR Tendulkar    0* (0b)     

1.1

Lewis to Tendulkar, no run, Lewis begins with a full ball down the leg side, glanced at and missed, off the pad to the keeper

1.2

Lewis to Tendulkar, no run, full and outside the off this time, glorious off drive but straight to point

1.3

Lewis to Tendulkar, no run

1.4

Lewis to Tendulkar, no run, fuller and on the pads this time, Tendulkar walks across and dabs the ball to the leg side, still no runs on the board

1.5

Lewis to Tendulkar, no run, again fullish and on the off, Tendulkar comes forward to play a stroke, the ball goes off a thickish inside edge to the leg side

1.6

Lewis to Tendulkar, no run, very full and quite straight, Tendulkar drives with a straight bat and finds mid-on for the second maiden over on the trot

End of over 2 (maiden) India 0/0
SR Tendulkar    0* (6b)      J Lewis    1-1-0-0
SC Ganguly    0* (6b)      JM Anderson    1-1-0-0

2.1

Anderson to Ganguly, no run, short of a length and outside the off stump, Ganguly plays it well to point but just can't beat the fielder at point

2.2

Anderson to Ganguly, no run, just short of a driving length and on the off, Ganguly plays the ball down to off and thinks about setting off for a single but is turned down

2.3

Anderson to Ganguly, no run, short of a length, on the stumps, extra pace and bounce, the ball cuts Ganguly in half and goes through to the keeper

2.4

Anderson to Ganguly, no run, short of a length and outside the off, swinging away as well, left alone to the keeper

2.5

Anderson to Ganguly, no run, short of a length and good pace, the ball climbs steeply as well, Ganguly goes towards the ball to play but sways out of the way well

2.6

Anderson to Ganguly, 1 run, Ironic cheers from the crowd! India are finally off the mark on the 18th ball they face as Ganguly dabs one to the off and pinches a single

End of over 3 (1 run) India 1/0
SC Ganguly    1* (12b)      JM Anderson    2-1-1-0
SR Tendulkar    0* (6b)      J Lewis    1-1-0-0

3.1

Lewis to Ganguly, no run, fullish and outside the off stump, Ganguly feels for that one as it moves away a bit after pitching, through to the keeper

3.2

Lewis to Ganguly, no run, very full and on the off, Ganguly dabs the ball to the leg side with an angled bat, the bowler fields in his follow-through

3.3

Lewis to Ganguly, 1 run, just back of a length and outside the off, Ganguly slashes through the vacant gully region for a single down to third-man

3.4

Lewis to Tendulkar, no run, short of a length and outside the off, pushed to cover with an angled bat, now Tendulkar wants the single and Ganguly refuses it

3.5

Lewis to Tendulkar, 1 run, punched well just wide of cover, the fielder half stops this one, the single is on this time

3.6

Lewis to Ganguly, 1 run, short of a length and pretty straight, Ganguly pulls down to deep backward fine-leg for a single to end the over

End of over 4 (3 runs) India 4/0
SC Ganguly    3* (16b)      J Lewis    2-1-3-0
SR Tendulkar    1* (8b)      JM Anderson    2-1-1-0

4.1

Anderson to Ganguly, 1 run, short of a length and outside the off stump, bunted down to the off side for a single

4.2

Anderson to Tendulkar, 1 wide, full and going down leg, Tendulkar glances and misses, it's called a wide

4.2

Anderson to Tendulkar, 1 run, short of a length and on the stumps, now Tendulkar drops the ball down to his feet on the on side and a quick single is pinched

4.3

Anderson to Ganguly, no run, fullish and on the off, defended towards cover, no chance of a single there

4.4

Anderson to Ganguly, no run, full and far outside the off stump, driven inside out to cover but once again the ball does not beat the infield

4.5

Anderson to Ganguly, no run, another one outside the off and fairly wide that is timed superbly away but the ball does not beat the infield, India struggling a bit for runs here

4.6

Anderson to Ganguly, no run, short of a good length and outside the off, played down to point

End of over 5 (3 runs) India 7/0
SC Ganguly    4* (21b)      JM Anderson    3-1-4-0
SR Tendulkar    2* (9b)      J Lewis    2-1-3-0

5.1

Lewis to Tendulkar, 2 runs, fuller and on the pads, Tendulkar walks right across his stumps and whips the ball through square-leg, the batsmen run the first quite well and a second is possible

5.2

Lewis to Tendulkar, FOUR, shot of the brief morning so far! short of a driving length and outside the off, Tendulkar gets into really good position and drives superbly on the rise through cover ... That is a top shot

5.3

Lewis to Tendulkar, FOUR, And again! This time it's just short of a length and pretty straight, Tendulkar stands tall and drives past mid-on, that is another really good shot

5.4

Lewis to Tendulkar, FOUR, Bang! Now short of a length and outside the off, Tendulkar moves back in a flash and cuts magnificently. That is a really good shot to go with the other two!

5.5

Lewis to Tendulkar, no run

5.6

Lewis to Tendulkar, FOUR, Crack! That is a ripper from Tendulkar. Short, too wide and Tendulkar pounces on it in a flash, square-cutting with fierce power. Point has no chance as the ball scorches the turf and races away to the fence. No runs at all till now and suddenly an explosion ...

End of over 6 (18 runs) India 25/0
SR Tendulkar    20* (15b 4x4)      J Lewis    3-1-21-0
SC Ganguly    4* (21b)      JM Anderson    3-1-4-0

6.1

Anderson to Ganguly, no run, short of a good length and on the off, played down to the off side

6.2

Anderson to Ganguly, no run

6.3

Anderson to Ganguly, no run, bouncer banged in but it's really short and does not test Ganguly at all. He ducks under it easily as the ball sails through to the keeper

6.4

Anderson to Ganguly, no run, short, on the off and Ganguly pulls but can't get past square-leg

6.5

Anderson to Ganguly, FOUR, This one's gone ... Ganguly backs away to the leg side, gives himself a bit of room and carves the ball over cover ... that is a very good shot and the bowler can't br faulted for that

6.6

Anderson to Ganguly, FOUR, And another! Consecutive boundaries for Ganguly now. This time he goes over mid-on and the result is the same

End of over 7 (8 runs) India 33/0
SC Ganguly    12* (27b 2x4)      JM Anderson    4-1-12-0
SR Tendulkar    20* (15b 4x4)      J Lewis    3-1-21-0

7.1

Lewis to Tendulkar, no run, good-length ball on the off, the ball pitches and comes in, Tendulkar drives and misses, rapped on the pad, loud shout for the lbw, turned down, might just have gone over the stumps, good appeal though

7.2

Lewis to Tendulkar, FOUR, down the leg side and Lewis continues to bleed runs. Tendulkar glances the ball away into the gap at fine-leg with the minimum of fuss

7.3

Lewis to Tendulkar, 2 runs, worked away through the on side for a couple more

7.4

Lewis to Tendulkar, 1 run, again Tendulkar works the ball just wide of the fielder at mid-on but it'll only be the single this time

7.5

Lewis to Ganguly, no run, short of a good length and on the leg stump, Ganguly walks across and defends to leg

7.6

Lewis to Ganguly, 1 run, short and a bit of width, Ganguly cuts down to third-man for a single to keep the strike

End of over 8 (8 runs) India 41/0
SC Ganguly    13* (29b 2x4)      J Lewis    4-1-29-0
SR Tendulkar    27* (19b 5x4)      JM Anderson    4-1-12-0

8.1

Anderson to Ganguly, no run, full and outside the off, flowing drive from Ganguly, the ball goes off the bat nicely but is well stopped by the fielder at short cover

8.2

Anderson to Ganguly, FOUR, Blasted away! That's a typical Ganguly shot. It's fullish and just wide of the off stump, Ganguly waits on the ball and plays late, driving with an angled bat, placing the ball just where he wanted to. It's a packed off-side field but they have no chance

8.3

Anderson to Ganguly, FOUR, short of a length and outside the off, slashed away, that's high and wide and keeps third-man interested but bounces just in front of Lewis and then bobs away for another four

8.4

Anderson to Ganguly, no run, chopped down to point

8.5

Anderson to Ganguly, 1 run, fullish and on the off, worked away to the on side with a straight bat, the fifty comes up and India have picked up the pace after a really slow start

8.6

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, short one banged on the stumps, Tendulkar sees the length early and ducks under the ball, safely through to the keeper

End of over 9 (9 runs) India 50/0
SR Tendulkar    27* (20b 5x4)      JM Anderson    5-1-21-0
SC Ganguly    22* (34b 4x4)      J Lewis    4-1-29-0

Stuart Broad comes into the attack

9.1

Broad to Ganguly, no run, short of a length and outside the off, punched down to cover

9.2

Broad to Ganguly, 1 run, fullish and on the off, driven just wide of mid-off with a straight bat

9.3

Broad to Tendulkar, no run, fullish and on the off, coming in with the arm, Tendulkar gets behind the line and defends with bat held close to pad

9.4

Broad to Tendulkar, 2 runs, a tough too straight, slipping down leg, fullish as well, clipped away off the pads for a couple

9.5

Broad to Tendulkar, FOUR, fullish and just outside the off, Tendulkar waits on that ball and half crouches to get down hard on the ball, square-driving brilliantly. That is a seriously good shot to play off a quick bowler

9.6

Broad to Tendulkar, no run, fuller and on the off, pushed to cover

End of over 10 (7 runs) India 57/0
SR Tendulkar    33* (24b 6x4)      SCJ Broad    1-0-7-0
SC Ganguly    23* (36b 4x4)      JM Anderson    5-1-21-0

10.1

Collingwood to Ganguly, no run, very full and on the stumps, Collingwood brings himself on, Ganguly digs the ball out

10.2

Collingwood to Ganguly, 1 leg bye, fullish but on the pads, and is dabbed away to the leg side for a single

10.3

Collingwood to Tendulkar, no run, short of a length and on the off, played down towards point with soft hands

10.4

Collingwood to Tendulkar, no run, very full and on the off, played down to the leg side, Tendulkar closes the face of the bat on that one

10.5

Collingwood to Tendulkar, no run, the gentle away swinger. it's fullish and moves late, Tendulkar prods and misses, through to the keeper

10.6

Collingwood to Tendulkar, no run, Dropped! just short of a good length and on the off, Tendulkar pushes forward in defence, the ball goes off the edge to the keeper but Prior, who is standing up, goes with hard hands and drops the ball

End of over 11 (1 run, maiden) India 58/0
SR Tendulkar    33* (28b 6x4)      PD Collingwood    1-1-0-0
SC Ganguly    23* (38b 4x4)      SCJ Broad    1-0-7-0

11.1

Broad to Ganguly, 1 run, short and a bit of width, cut just pas the man at point

11.2

Broad to Tendulkar, no run, fullish and on the off, defended away to the leg side with a straight bat

11.3

Broad to Tendulkar, 1 run, short of a good length and on the stumps, Tendulkar walks right across his stumps and places the ball to the leg side, backward of square, for a single

11.4

Broad to Ganguly, no run, fuller and on the stumps, Ganguly drives down the pitch, Stuart Broad dives in his followthrough and fields

11.5

Broad to Ganguly, FOUR, short and slipping down the leg side, Ganguly pulls, the ball bounces down to fine-leg for a boundary

11.6

Broad to Ganguly, no run, fullish and on the off, eased down to point with an angled bat

End of over 12 (6 runs) India 64/0
SC Ganguly    28* (42b 5x4)      SCJ Broad    2-0-13-0
SR Tendulkar    34* (30b 6x4)      PD Collingwood    1-1-0-0

12.1

Collingwood to Tendulkar, no run, full and on the stumps, played back to the off side

12.2

Collingwood to Tendulkar, 1 run, a single stroked away to the leg side

12.3

Collingwood to Ganguly, 1 run, full and on the stumps, Ganguly clips the ball to the leg side and takes a single

12.4

Collingwood to Tendulkar, no run

12.5

Collingwood to Tendulkar, 1 run, down the pitch, the ball is dragged down short as well, Tendulkar looks to hit the ball over the leg side, off the inside edge down to short fine-leg

12.6

Collingwood to Ganguly, no run, another short one, Ganguly pulls, the ball goes throughto Prior who catches and appeals loudly. It's turned down ... Was that off bat? Perhaps only thigh pad

End of over 13 (3 runs) India 67/0
SC Ganguly    29* (44b 5x4)      PD Collingwood    2-1-3-0
SR Tendulkar    36* (34b 6x4)      SCJ Broad    2-0-13-0

13.1

Broad to Tendulkar, 2 runs, down the pitch and a big swing, Tendulkar's going for this, Monty runs back at mid off but can't quite get to the ball

13.2

Broad to Tendulkar, 2 runs, big pull shot this time, the ball goes in the air but easily clears the infield

13.3

Broad to Tendulkar, 1 run, fullish and on the pads, Tendulkar works it down to fine-leg for a single

13.4

Broad to Ganguly, no run, short of a good length and on the off, defended towards cover

13.5

Broad to Ganguly, 1 run, short of a good length and outside the off, played down towards third-man for a single

13.6

Broad to Tendulkar, 1 run, fullish and on the stumps, worked to the leg side for a single

End of over 14 (7 runs) India 74/0
SR Tendulkar    42* (38b 6x4)      SCJ Broad    3-0-20-0
SC Ganguly    30* (46b 5x4)      PD Collingwood    2-1-3-0

14.1

Collingwood to Tendulkar, no run, full and outside the off, Tendulkar leans forward to push and misses, through to the keeper,Prior whips the bails off and appeals for the lbw but Tendulkar hasn't left his crease

14.2

Collingwood to Tendulkar, no run, defended carefully to the off side, Collingwood doing a good job here

14.3

Collingwood to Tendulkar, FOUR, good length but just a bit too much width. Tendulkar goes back in a flash and punches the ball through cover. That is a fine shot

14.4

Collingwood to Tendulkar, no run

14.5

Collingwood to Tendulkar, no run, short of a length and on the pads, flick played and missed, off the thigh pad to short fine-leg

14.6

Collingwood to Tendulkar, no run, fullish and outside the off, driven on the up and slightly airily to cover

End of over 15 (4 runs) India 78/0
SR Tendulkar    46* (44b 7x4)      PD Collingwood    3-1-7-0
SC Ganguly    30* (46b 5x4)      SCJ Broad    3-0-20-0

15.1

Broad to Ganguly, 1 run, Stuart Broad gets this one wrong. Too far outside the off and it's called a wide

15.2

Broad to Tendulkar, 1 wide

15.2

Broad to Tendulkar, no run, punched to cover

15.3

Broad to Tendulkar, FOUR, this is a really goodshot. Tendulkar picks the ball up from on the stumps and whips it over the leg side. That takes Tendulkar to his half-century. Yet another one for the little man

15.4

Broad to Tendulkar, FOUR, Bang! That one is crashed back past the bowler, too straight for mid-on, that is a classic Tendulkar drive on the up

15.5

Broad to Tendulkar, no run, short of a length and outside the off, played down to point

15.6

Broad to Tendulkar, no run, fullish and on the off, punched to point with an angled bat

End of over 16 (10 runs) India 88/0
SR Tendulkar    54* (49b 9x4)      SCJ Broad    4-0-30-0
SC Ganguly    31* (47b 5x4)      PD Collingwood    3-1-7-0

16.1

Collingwood to Ganguly, no run, Ganguly makes room and a has a go, the ball is short of a length and just outside off, Prior takes the ball on the body

16.2

Collingwood to Ganguly, no run, fuller and on the off, played down to point

16.3

Collingwood to Ganguly, 1 run, fullish and on the pads, Ganguly works the easy single to the leg side and gives Tendulkar the strike

16.4

Collingwood to Tendulkar, no run, slower ball, an offcutter, on the stumps, played awkwardly to the leg side

16.5

Collingwood to Tendulkar, FOUR, very full, very straight, Tendulkar plays the cheeky lap sweep. There is a fielder at short fine-leg but Tendulkar manages to get the ball away really fine

16.6

Collingwood to Tendulkar, FOUR, this is the proper sweep! Lapped away square of the wicket. Again there's no chance for the fielder at short fine-leg. That is a good shot

End of over 17 (9 runs) India 97/0
SR Tendulkar    62* (52b 11x4)      PD Collingwood    4-1-16-0
SC Ganguly    32* (50b 5x4)      SCJ Broad    4-0-30-0

17.1

Lewis to Ganguly, no run, short of length, outside the off stump, steered to backward point

17.1

Lewis to Ganguly, no run, short of length, outside the off stump, steered to backward point

17.2

Lewis to Ganguly, no run, short of length, on the leg stump line, tries to work it to the on side ,misses and it raps the thigh pad

17.3

Lewis to Ganguly, 1 run, again on the leg and middle line, slightly short in length, lapped around to short fine leg

17.4

Lewis to Tendulkar, 1 run, he threatens to paddle sweep and Lewis hurls it a tad wide outside off stump and Tendulkar dabs it down to third man

17.5

Lewis to Ganguly, 1 run, It's Ganguly's turn to play the late cut to third man. With that single, India have reached 100. It has been quite a cracking start

17.6

Lewis to Tendulkar, FOUR, Tendulkar celebrates the landmark with a smashing pull short. It was slightly short in length and Tendulkar rocked back swiftly to pull it over midwicket.

End of over 18 (7 runs) India 104/0
SR Tendulkar    67* (54b 12x4)      J Lewis    5-1-36-0
SC Ganguly    34* (54b 5x4)      PD Collingwood    4-1-16-0

18.1

Collingwood to Ganguly, SIX, up, up and over! Thunderous drive over long-on. It was full and straight and Ganguly simply cleared the front foot and knifed it through the line.

18.2

Collingwood to Ganguly, 1 leg bye, on the leg stump line, doesn't connect with his glance and the ball rolls away off the pad

18.3

Collingwood to Tendulkar, no run, full in length, just outside off stump, driven crisply but straight to cover

18.4

Collingwood to Tendulkar, no run, beaten. He hit the short of length, just outside off stump and Tendulkar pushed at it and was beaten by the extra bounce

18.5

Collingwood to Tendulkar, FOUR, Overpitched and Tendulkar smoked it straight down the ground. All along the ground.

18.6

Collingwood to Tendulkar, no run, full in length, outside off, Tendulkar tries to wrist it away to the on side but makes no contact and the ball strikes the pad

End of over 19 (11 runs) India 115/0
SR Tendulkar    71* (58b 13x4)      PD Collingwood    5-1-26-0
SC Ganguly    40* (56b 5x4 1x6)      J Lewis    5-1-36-0

19.1

Lewis to Ganguly, no run, in the zone outside off, steered to backward point

19.2

Lewis to Ganguly, no run, beaten outside off. It was angled across Ganguly who tried to dab it to third man but made no contact

19.3

Lewis to Ganguly, 1 run, fuller, outside off, Ganguly waits on the ball before tapping it to third man

19.4

Lewis to Tendulkar, OUT, Gone!That's the wicket England wanted. Tendulkar gone for 71. Jon Lewis finally gets one. It's short of a length, outside the off and Tendulkar tries to open the face of the bat and run the ball down to third man. He only manages an edge and Matt Prior standing up takes a really good catch

SR Tendulkar c †Prior b Lewis 71 (87m 59b 13x4 0x6) SR: 120.33

19.5

Lewis to Gambhir, no run, short of a length and outside the off, Gambhir leaves his first ball well alone

19.6

Lewis to Gambhir, no run, full and on the off, defended

End of over 20 (1 run) India 116/1
G Gambhir    0* (2b)      J Lewis    6-1-37-1
SC Ganguly    41* (59b 5x4 1x6)      PD Collingwood    5-1-26-0

20.1

Anderson to Ganguly, no run, short of a length and outside the off, Ganguly angles the face of the bat and runs the ball to cover

20.2

Anderson to Ganguly, FOUR, full and outside the off, Ganguly goes hard at the ball with an angled bat, the ball runs away off a thick inside edge just past the stumps and the keeper. Four more

20.3

Anderson to Ganguly, FOUR, fullish and outside the off, Ganguly leans into the ball transferring his body weight beautifully and the timing and placement are perfect ... That is a gorgeous shot!

20.4

Anderson to Ganguly, no run, full and on the off once more, driven to cover

20.5

Anderson to Ganguly, no run, short one banged in! Ganguly just manages to fend it off as it's well directed. Gambhir wants a single and comes well down the pitch. He's sent back. Anderson throws but misses the stump at the bowler's end

20.6

Anderson to Ganguly, no run, short and a bit wide, swinging away, left alone to the keeper

End of over 21 (8 runs) India 124/1
SC Ganguly    49* (65b 7x4 1x6)      JM Anderson    6-1-29-0
G Gambhir    0* (2b)      J Lewis    6-1-37-1

21.1

Lewis to Gambhir, no run, full and outside the off, eased to cover, Gambhir not finding the going so easy here

21.2

Lewis to Gambhir, no run

21.3

Lewis to Gambhir, 1 run

21.4

Lewis to Ganguly, no run, short of a length and on the off, defended towards cover

21.5

Lewis to Ganguly, 1 run, eased down to third-man for an easy single and that brings up Ganguly's 70th half-century in ODIs!

21.6

Lewis to Gambhir, no run, full and outside the off, defended with an angled bat

End of over 22 (2 runs) India 126/1
G Gambhir    1* (6b)      J Lewis    7-1-39-1
SC Ganguly    50* (67b 7x4 1x6)      JM Anderson    6-1-29-0

22.1

Anderson to Ganguly, 1 run, just short of a good length and outside the off, Ganguly comes down the track and pulls, off a thick inside edge down towards fine-leg

22.2

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, short of a length and on the off, Gambhir goes back and defends carefully. He's not finding the going easy at all

22.3

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, short of a length and outside the off, Gambhir pushes down to point. Once more no real timing, placement or fluency from Gambhir

22.4

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, short of a length and on the pads, Gambhir clips the ball to the leg side, straight to the fielder

22.5

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, short one fired in, Gambhir thinks about the pull shot but bails out in the end, the ball goes through to the keeper

22.6

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, fuller and on the off, Gambhir can only defend down to point. You have to wonder when Robin Uthappa will get a game for India. Gambhir isn't exactly setting the world alight ...

End of over 23 (1 run) India 127/1
G Gambhir    1* (11b)      JM Anderson    7-1-30-0
SC Ganguly    51* (68b 7x4 1x6)      J Lewis    7-1-39-1

23.1

Lewis to Ganguly, SIX, Biggie! That is a cracking shot. The ball went off the sweet spot and the moment Ganguly hit it you knew it was six. Short and on the stumps. This one just sat up and Ganguly sent it packing. Can't bowl that length at that pace Mr Lewis

23.2

Lewis to Ganguly, no run

23.3

Lewis to Ganguly, no run, fuller and on the stumps, slower ball, played at and missed, off the pad to the off side

23.4

Lewis to Ganguly, no run, slightly shorter, slightly quicker, lots of extra bounce, Ganguly fends to the off side

23.5

Lewis to Ganguly, no run, short of a good length and on the off, defended to cover with an angled bat

23.6

Lewis to Ganguly, no run, full and on the stumps, driven back to mid-on

End of over 24 (6 runs) India 133/1
SC Ganguly    57* (74b 7x4 2x6)      J Lewis    8-1-45-1
G Gambhir    1* (11b)      JM Anderson    7-1-30-0

24.1

Anderson to Gambhir, 1 run, just short of a length and on the pads, clipped down to fine-leg for a single

24.2

Anderson to Ganguly, 1 run, very full and on the off, Ganguly gives himself some room and Anderson spears the yorker in, well dug out to cover

24.3

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, short of a driving length and on the off, defended down towards cover with soft hands

24.4

Anderson to Gambhir, FOUR, short and a bit of width, Gambhir goes back on the crease and slaps the ball away past point for a four. That'll break the shackles a bit

24.5

Anderson to Gambhir, FOUR, Now over the leg side. Gambhir comes down the pitch and thumps Anderson over mid-on for another boundary

24.6

Anderson to Gambhir, 1 run, worked away to the on side off the hips

End of over 25 (11 runs) India 144/1
G Gambhir    11* (16b 2x4)      JM Anderson    8-1-41-0
SC Ganguly    58* (75b 7x4 2x6)      J Lewis    8-1-45-1

Broad comes back into the attack

25.1

Broad to Gambhir, no run, short of a good length and outside the off, a bit of extra pace from Broad, Gambhir plays and misses, through to the keeper

25.2

Broad to Gambhir, no run, very full and on the off stump, defended back down the pitch

25.3

Broad to Gambhir, no run, short of a good length and on the off, defended towards cover with soft hands

25.4

Broad to Gambhir, no run, short of a good length and on the pads, defended to the leg side

25.5

Broad to Gambhir, no run, short of a good length and outside the off, played down to point, no chance of a run

25.6

Broad to Gambhir, FOUR, short of a length and outside the off, nothing wrong with the ball at all, Gambhir opens the face of the bat and dabs the ball down to the third-man boundary. That's a risky shot but one that Gambhir likes

End of over 26 (4 runs) India 148/1
G Gambhir    15* (22b 3x4)      SCJ Broad    5-0-34-0
SC Ganguly    58* (75b 7x4 2x6)      JM Anderson    8-1-41-0

Monty Panesar comes into the attack

26.1

Panesar to Ganguly, no run, full and fairly flat, on the off, driven to cover

26.2

Panesar to Ganguly, 1 run, driven back past the bowler who half fields but lets the ball go through

26.3

Panesar to Gambhir, 1 run, fullish and outside the off, a bit of flight, Gambir nidges to leg and the 150 comes up

26.4

Panesar to Ganguly, no run

26.5

Panesar to Ganguly, OUT, Monty strikes! The crowd goes wild at Leeds. Ganguly comes down the pitch, doesn't quite get to the pitch of the ball as it dips late. Ganguly goes through with the stroke, a bit heave over midwicket, anyway, and doesn't hit it well enough. Alastair Cook is the fielder just a few feet inside the ropes and he settles under the catch. That's another big wicket and Monty has struck in just his first over!

SC Ganguly c Cook b Panesar 59 (119m 79b 7x4 2x6) SR: 74.68

26.6

Panesar to Yuvraj Singh, no run, tossed up outside the off, Yuvraj Singh watches the ball onto bat and defends carefully

End of over 27 (2 runs) India 150/2
Yuvraj Singh    0* (1b)      MS Panesar    1-0-2-1
G Gambhir    16* (23b 3x4)      SCJ Broad    5-0-34-0

27.1

Broad to Gambhir, no run

27.2

Broad to Gambhir, 1 run, fullish and on the pads, worked down to fine-leg for a single

27.3

Broad to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short of a length, pacy, down leg side, Yuvraj plays and misses, through to the keeper

27.4

Broad to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short of a length and outside the off stump, left well alone to the keeper

27.5

Broad to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, too full and on the pads, Yuvraj whips that one away down to fine-leg for a boundary that gets him off the mark

27.6

Broad to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short of a good length and on the stumps, defended back down the pitch

27.7

Broad to Yuvraj Singh, no run

End of over 28 (5 runs) India 155/2
Yuvraj Singh    4* (6b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    6-0-39-0
G Gambhir    17* (25b 3x4)      MS Panesar    1-0-2-1

28.1

Panesar to Gambhir, no run, fullish and on the stumps, defended back down the pitch

28.2

Panesar to Gambhir, no run, worked away to the leg side

28.3

Panesar to Gambhir, 1 run, another one eased away into the on side for a single

28.4

Panesar to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, short of a good length and outside the off, punched through cover-point for a single

28.5

Panesar to Gambhir, 1 run, squeezed away just past short third-man for a single

28.6

Panesar to Yuvraj Singh, no run, full and flat, played back to Panesar who fields in his followthrough

End of over 29 (3 runs) India 158/2
Yuvraj Singh    5* (8b 1x4)      MS Panesar    2-0-5-1
G Gambhir    19* (29b 3x4)      SCJ Broad    6-0-39-0

Collingwood comes back into the attack

29.1

Collingwood to Gambhir, no run, Dropped! full and on the stumps, Gambhir closes the face of the bat far too early and the ball goes off the leading edge towards short cover. Pietersen dives but can't hold onto the catch

29.2

Collingwood to Gambhir, 1 run

29.3

Collingwood to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, stylishly and powerfully struck through cover for a boundary that takes Yuvraj to 5000 runs in ODIs. That is a good shot!

29.4

Collingwood to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, short of a length and outside the off stump, played and missed, through to the keeper

29.5

Collingwood to Gambhir, no run

29.6

Collingwood to Gambhir, no run, played down to the leg side, no chance of a single.

End of over 30 (6 runs) India 164/2
G Gambhir    20* (33b 3x4)      PD Collingwood    6-1-32-0
Yuvraj Singh    10* (10b 2x4)      MS Panesar    2-0-5-1

30.1

Panesar to Yuvraj Singh, no run, tossed up, outside the off, a bit of turn, Yuvraj chops, the ball goes off the edge and Prior catches! But the umpire turns it down ... that is bad luck for England

30.2

Panesar to Yuvraj Singh, no run

30.3

Panesar to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, worked away through the on side

30.4

Panesar to Gambhir, no run, full and on the off, worked away through the leg side

30.5

Panesar to Gambhir, no run, big turn from outside the off, defended towards point

30.6

Panesar to Gambhir, no run, tossed up, on the stumps, defended carefully back down the pitch

End of over 31 (1 run) India 165/2
G Gambhir    20* (36b 3x4)      MS Panesar    3-0-6-1
Yuvraj Singh    11* (13b 2x4)      PD Collingwood    6-1-32-0

31.1

Collingwood to Yuvraj Singh, no run, full and on the off, Yuvraj defends carefully with the full face of the bat

31.2

Collingwood to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, fullish and straight once more, Yuvraj punches hard back down the ground to long-off for a single

31.3

Collingwood to Gambhir, 1 run, short and a bit of width, cut hard to the man on the fence at point

31.4

Collingwood to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, short of a driving length and outside the off, hit on the up almost one-handed towards long-off

31.5

Collingwood to Gambhir, no run, on the stumps, awkwardly dabbed away towards the off

31.6

Collingwood to Gambhir, 1 run, short of a length and on the pads, clipped away to the leg side

End of over 32 (4 runs) India 169/2
G Gambhir    22* (39b 3x4)      PD Collingwood    7-1-36-0
Yuvraj Singh    13* (16b 2x4)      MS Panesar    3-0-6-1

32.1

Panesar to Gambhir, 2 runs, short of a length and outside the off, cut past point for a single

32.2

Panesar to Gambhir, 2 runs, worked away through the on side, good running gets the batsmen two

32.3

Panesar to Gambhir, 1 run

32.4

Panesar to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, short and too wide, this one sits up and begs to be hit. Yuvraj clobbers the ball backward of point to the boundary

32.5

Panesar to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, steered towards short third-man for a single

32.6

Panesar to Gambhir, 1 run, dabbed to the on side for yet another single

End of over 33 (11 runs) India 180/2
G Gambhir    28* (43b 3x4)      MS Panesar    4-0-17-1
Yuvraj Singh    18* (18b 3x4)      PD Collingwood    7-1-36-0

The players come back after the drinks break.

33.1

Collingwood to Gambhir, 1 run, full and on the off, driven to long-on

33.2

Collingwood to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short of a good length and outside the off, played at and missed, through to the keeper

33.3

Collingwood to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, full and on the stumps, thumped down to long-on for a single

33.4

Collingwood to Gambhir, no run, short of a length and outside the off, played at and missed, through to the keeper

33.5

Collingwood to Gambhir, 2 runs, overpitched and on the off, driven well towards mid-off, should have been just a single but Lewis misfields badly and lets some runs go

33.6

Collingwood to Gambhir, 1 run, played down to fine-leg for a single to end the over

End of over 34 (5 runs) India 185/2
G Gambhir    32* (47b 3x4)      PD Collingwood    8-1-41-0
Yuvraj Singh    19* (20b 3x4)      MS Panesar    4-0-17-1

34.1

Panesar to Gambhir, FOUR, tossed up, Gambhir dances down and goes aerial, over the covers, for four

34.2

Panesar to Gambhir, 1 run, quicker and flatter, off stump, played to mid-on

34.3

Panesar to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, tossed up on off stump, Yuvraj punches it to mid-on

34.4

Panesar to Gambhir, no run, tossed up on a length, drawing him forward and he defends

34.5

Panesar to Gambhir, 1 run, fuller and flatter, Gambhir flicks it from off stump into midwicket for one

34.6

Panesar to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, tossed up on off stump, again its whipped into the midwicket region

End of over 35 (8 runs) India 193/2
Yuvraj Singh    21* (22b 3x4)      MS Panesar    5-0-25-1
G Gambhir    38* (51b 4x4)      PD Collingwood    8-1-41-0

Here's Bopara

35.1

Bopara to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, fullish length, angled across Yuvraj, who pushes at it tentatively and the edge runs away to third man

35.2

Bopara to Yuvraj Singh, no run, good length, middle and off, played back to Bopara

35.3

Bopara to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, back of a length, dabbed towards gully for one

35.4

Bopara to Gambhir, 1 run, fraction width offered and Gambhir opens the face of the bat, steering it wide of gully and down to third man

35.5

Bopara to Yuvraj Singh, no run, fuller on off stump, turned to the man at midwicket

35.6

Bopara to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, nice shot, Yuvraj meets the wide delivery with a firm off-drive down towards mid-off, who's deep

End of over 36 (7 runs) India 200/2
Yuvraj Singh    27* (27b 4x4)      RS Bopara    1-0-7-0
G Gambhir    39* (52b 4x4)      MS Panesar    5-0-25-1

36.1

Panesar to Yuvraj Singh, no run, tossed up nicely outside off stump, Yuvraj flirts with it and misses

36.2

Panesar to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, flatter on off stump, whipped to midwicket, who fumbles the collection

36.3

Panesar to Gambhir, 1 run, flat delivery on leg stump, easily turned through the gap at square leg

36.4

Panesar to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, poor ball, full and wide and Yuvraj takes toll, waiting on it and then square-driving wide of deep cover point for four, top shot

36.5

Panesar to Yuvraj Singh, no run, gives it a lot of air outside off stump, Yuvraj gets down on bended knee and gives it the kitchen sink, misses, and Prior whips off the bails and asks the question, Aleem Dar refers it and the tv umpire rules he's just got that back leg in

36.6

Panesar to Yuvraj Singh, no run, tossed up on a length, he shuffles and plays it to midwicket

End of over 37 (6 runs) India 206/2
Yuvraj Singh    32* (32b 5x4)      MS Panesar    6-0-31-1
G Gambhir    40* (53b 4x4)      RS Bopara    1-0-7-0

37.1

Bopara to Gambhir, no run, played back down the pitch to the bowler, hit very hard at Bopara who fields and takes a hard knock. That's bleeding and will need attention. Half a chance for the catch but you can't fault Bopara for that

Bopara goes off the field for treatment. Pietersen will have to complete the over

37.2

Pietersen to Gambhir, 1 wide, Big wide down the leg side

37.2

Pietersen to Gambhir, 1 run

37.3

Pietersen to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, short and easy, that one sits up and belts it through midwicket for four

37.4

Pietersen to Yuvraj Singh, no run, yet another one down the leg side, again called a wide

37.5

Pietersen to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short, flat and wide, that should have been put away as well but was not, chopped down to the off side

37.6

Pietersen to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, fullish and on the off, defended awkwardly to point

End of over 38 (7 runs) India 213/2
Yuvraj Singh    37* (36b 6x4)      KP Pietersen    0.5-0-7-0
G Gambhir    41* (55b 4x4)      MS Panesar    6-0-31-1

38.1

Panesar to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, back of a length and on the pads, worked down to fine-leg, Yuvraj goes for a single but slips and falls, he's holding his knee, this could be trouble

38.2

Panesar to Gambhir, 1 run, on the pads once more and again worked to the leg side

38.3

Panesar to Yuvraj Singh, no run, tossed up and outside the off, sweep played and missed

38.4

Panesar to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, tossed up and far outside the off, Yuvraj plants his front foot and blasts that through cover, that is a cracking shot

38.5

Panesar to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, eased through midwicket

38.6

Panesar to Gambhir, no run, quicker, flat and on the off stump, defended to the leg side

End of over 39 (7 runs) India 220/2
G Gambhir    42* (57b 4x4)      MS Panesar    7-0-38-1
Yuvraj Singh    43* (40b 7x4)      KP Pietersen    0.5-0-7-0

Stuart Broad comes into the attack

39.1

Broad to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, back of a length and just slipping down leg, clipped away through square-leg for a single

39.2

Broad to Gambhir, 1 run, short of a good length and on the pads, dabbed away to the on side for a single

39.3

Broad to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, just short of a length and outside the off, Yuvraj opens the face of the bat and glides the ball down to third-man

39.4

Broad to Gambhir, 1 wide, short and wide, Gambhir cuts and misses, wide called

39.4

Broad to Gambhir, 1 run, again a bit of width outside the off, steered down to third-man for a single

39.5

Broad to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, fullish and outside the off, squirted down to third-man with an angled bat for yet another single

39.6

Broad to Gambhir, no run, full and on the off, Gambhir gets behind the line and hits to point but can't beat the fielder

End of over 40 (6 runs) India 226/2
G Gambhir    44* (60b 4x4)      SCJ Broad    7-0-45-0
Yuvraj Singh    46* (43b 7x4)      MS Panesar    7-0-38-1

40.1

Panesar to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, punched down to long-on for yet another single, the runs are coming, but no big shots in a bit

40.2

Panesar to Gambhir, no run, flat and on the stumps, reasonably fast, smeared to the on side, no chance of a run

40.3

Panesar to Gambhir, 1 run, again flat and on the stumps, clipped off the hips for a single through the on side

40.4

Panesar to Yuvraj Singh, no run

40.5

Panesar to Yuvraj Singh, SIX, Biggie! Tossed up just a touch more and Yuvraj seizes the opportunity. He comes down the pitch and clatters the ball into the stands at midwicket. That's a powerful hit to get to 50

40.6

Panesar to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, And another! This time it's the slog sweep. Yuvraj fetches the ball from outside off and creams it one bounce and over the ropes at midwicket

End of over 41 (12 runs) India 238/2
Yuvraj Singh    57* (47b 8x4 1x6)      MS Panesar    8-0-50-1
G Gambhir    45* (62b 4x4)      SCJ Broad    7-0-45-0

41.1

Broad to Gambhir, FOUR, Now Gambhir comes to the party. He jumps down the track, makes a bit of room and slashes the ball over point for a boundary

41.2

Broad to Gambhir, 2 runs, short one banged in. It's a good ball but Gambhir is upto it, fending the ball away down to fine-leg for a couple that takes him to his half-century

41.3

Broad to Gambhir, no run, very full, quite quick, outside the off, Gambhir tries to glide the ball to third-man but misses

41.4

Broad to Gambhir, OUT, Gone! Straight after his half-century Gambhir goes. Broad bangs the ball in short and Gambhir goes for the pull. He's not in good position and is late on the shot. The ball goes high up in the air and the fielder on the fence between midwicket and square-leg takes the catch. That was taken by Andrew Gale, the substitute, who is on the field for Ravi Bopara who injured his thumb trying to field off his own bowling

G Gambhir c sub (AW Gale) b Broad 51 (90m 66b 5x4 0x6) SR: 77.27

MS Dhoni is the new man in but won't face

41.5

Broad to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, short one banged in but it's down leg, Yuvraj gets outside the line of the ball nicely and works it away down to fine-leg

41.6

Broad to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, very full and on the leg stump, similar to the yorker that cleaned up Yuvraj in the last match. This time he plants his foot and whips the ball down to fine-leg for yet another boundary

End of over 42 (14 runs) India 252/3
Yuvraj Singh    65* (49b 10x4 1x6)      SCJ Broad    8-0-59-1
MS Dhoni    0* (0b)      MS Panesar    8-0-50-1

42.1

Collingwood to Dhoni, no run, full and straight, Dhoni defends carefully to start with

42.2

Collingwood to Dhoni, 1 run, squirted away to the on side, off the edge and then the keeper's gloves

42.3

Collingwood to Yuvraj Singh, no run, fullish and on the off, the offcutter, defended back down the pitch

42.4

Collingwood to Yuvraj Singh, no run, fullish and on the off, defended towards cover with an angled bat

42.5

Collingwood to Yuvraj Singh, no run, very clever bowling. good change of pace, Yuvraj is forced to defend back down the pitch

42.6

Collingwood to Yuvraj Singh, no run, good-length ball on the off, driven well to mid-off

End of over 43 (1 run) India 253/3
Yuvraj Singh    65* (53b 10x4 1x6)      PD Collingwood    9-1-42-0
MS Dhoni    1* (2b)      SCJ Broad    8-0-59-1

43.1

Lewis to Dhoni, 1 run, short of a length and on the off, not much pace, Dhoni punches the ball to cover

43.2

Lewis to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, just short of a length and on the pads, clipped down to the on side for a single

43.3

Lewis to Dhoni, no run, slower ball, the off-cutter, Dhoni has to watch it carefully and works the ball to the leg side

43.4

Lewis to Dhoni, 1 run, hammered down the pitch but there's cover. a single to long-on

43.5

Lewis to Yuvraj Singh, SIX, short one banged in, Yuvraj goes for the pull, he's not in complete control of that, the ball goes off the top edge but still has enough on it to clear the ropes at square-leg

43.6

Lewis to Yuvraj Singh, no run, played back down the wicket a touch awkwardly

End of over 44 (9 runs) India 262/3
Yuvraj Singh    72* (56b 10x4 2x6)      J Lewis    9-1-54-1
MS Dhoni    3* (5b)      PD Collingwood    9-1-42-0

44.1

Collingwood to Dhoni, 1 run, thumped down the pitch to long-on

44.2

Collingwood to Yuvraj Singh, 2 wides, down the leg side, Yuvraj plays and misses, a wide is called and the batsmen cross through as the keeper fumbles

44.2

Collingwood to Dhoni, 1 run, very full and quite straight, driven down to long-on

44.3

Collingwood to Yuvraj Singh, OUT, Another one! Monstrous hit from Yuvraj. He picks the ball up from outside the off and hits it really hard. But that goes high rather than far and into the wind as well. It hangs in the air a touch and comes down short. James Anderson is the fielder on the midwicket fence and settles under the catch. Important wicket for England but a good innings from Yuvraj

Yuvraj Singh c Anderson b Collingwood 72 (72m 57b 10x4 2x6) SR: 126.31

44.4

Collingwood to Dravid, 1 run

44.5

Collingwood to Dhoni, 1 run, full and straight, worked to the on side for a single

44.6

Collingwood to Dravid, no run, fullish and on the off, driven back to the bowler

End of over 45 (6 runs) India 268/4
R Dravid    1* (2b)      PD Collingwood    10-1-48-1
MS Dhoni    6* (8b)      J Lewis    9-1-54-1

45.1

Lewis to Dhoni, no run, fullish and outside the off, held back a touch, good change of pace, played at and missed

The covers are coming on now as a bit of rain comes onto the field. Dravid and Dhoni walk off as the groundstaff get to word

45.2

Lewis to Dhoni, 1 run, flashed hard towards cover but there's plenty of protection and it'll only be a single

45.3

Lewis to Dravid, no run, short and a bit of width, it's the offcutter, Dravid chops at it and misses

45.4

Lewis to Dravid, 5 wides, quicker, slightly shorter, down the leg side, swing and a miss from the batsman, the ball races away for extra runs, that's easily called wide

45.4

Lewis to Dravid, 1 run, short of a good length and outside the off, played down to point

45.5

Lewis to Dhoni, 1 run, short of a good length and outside the off, swatted past cover for a single. The big shot can't be far away ...

45.6

Lewis to Dravid, 1 run, short ball, Dravid pulls but straight to the man on the fence at square-leg, just a single

End of over 46 (9 runs) India 277/4
R Dravid    3* (5b)      J Lewis    10-1-63-1
MS Dhoni    8* (11b)      PD Collingwood    10-1-48-1

46.1

Anderson to Dravid, no run, short and outside the off, Dravid goes for the big pull and misses. It looks like Dravid's trying a bit too hard here

46.2

Anderson to Dravid, no run, another agricultural heave from Dravid, again no result as the ball goes off edge onto pad

46.3

Anderson to Dravid, 1 run, full and on the off, Dravid makes good contact with this one, driving inside out, but it's just the single

46.4

Anderson to Dhoni, FOUR, How hard was that hit? Short of a length and Dhoni seemed to have been expecting it. He went right back and pulled ferociously behind square. No chance for any of the fielders

46.5

Anderson to Dhoni, 2 runs, clipped through the on side for a single

46.6

Anderson to Dhoni, 2 runs, fullish and outside the off, Dhoni throws his bat at that, the ball goes over the infield, past point and bounces down towards the boundary where it is cut off

The players are off the field now as the rain comes down and the groundstaff rush on with the covers.

We'll have to wait and see if the players can come back soon or whether Duckworth Lewis will be applied to the Indian total

For the moment the players are off and it's still raining. We'll keep you updated with more just as soon as we have some official information.

We're just hearing that lunch has been taken. This means a break of about 30 minutes and a resumption at 1420 GMT, 1850 IST. It's not entirely clear if India will resume their innings or whether England will be given an adjusted target with Duckworth Lewis taking into account the lost overs. We'll just have to wait and see.

End of over 47 (9 runs) India 286/4
MS Dhoni    16* (14b 1x4)      JM Anderson    9-1-50-0
R Dravid    4* (8b)      J Lewis    10-1-63-1

And suddenly, with no warning the players are back on!

47.1

Broad to Dravid, FOUR, Slashed hard, it's outside the off and there's no-one at slip, four to Dravid and India

47.2

Broad to Dravid, no run

47.3

Broad to Dravid, FOUR, Cracking shot! Dravid moves away to the on side and cuts perfectly between point and third-man. That is a quality shot from Dravid and some momentum for India

47.4

Broad to Dravid, SIX, Beauty! That is a really good shot. Full and on the off, Dravid moves away to leg once more, frees his arms and times the ball over extra-cover. That goes all the way. He didn't look to smash that, just timed it all the way

47.5

Broad to Dravid, 1 run, squeezed through the off and India go past 300

47.6

Broad to Dhoni, FOUR, Big end to the over, 19 off it in all, Dhoni picks up a full one from Broad and smashes it straight back down the ground. There's a man at long-off but he has no chance. That was hit with serious brute force

End of over 48 (19 runs) India 305/4
MS Dhoni    20* (15b 2x4)      SCJ Broad    9-0-78-1
R Dravid    19* (13b 2x4 1x6)      JM Anderson    9-1-50-0

48.1

Anderson to Dravid, no run, fullish and on the stumps, dug out, Anderson fields and Dhoni is out of his crease backing up ... there's a bit of a collision but all's well in the end

48.2

Anderson to Dravid, 1 bye, through to the keeper, just outside off, Dravid makes like he's stealing a bye and returns to his crease as Prior throws and hits the stumps, now Dravid sets off and picks up a run

48.3

Anderson to Dhoni, FOUR, picked up from on the stumps and banished through the leg side, powerful heave through square-leg for a boundary, India are picking up the pace here

48.4

Anderson to Dhoni, 1 wide, short of a length and outside the off, Dhoni has a heave and misses, through to the keeper and wide called

48.4

Anderson to Dhoni, OUT, Edged and taken. That was full and outside the off, Dhoni has a hard dash at that, the ball flies off the outside edge and Matt Prior is equal to the task, diving to the right and hanging on to a sharp catch. Dhoni goes and England get some relief

MS Dhoni c †Prior b Anderson 24 (60m 17b 3x4 0x6) SR: 141.17

48.5

Anderson to Karthik, 1 run, swatted away through square-leg for a single to get off the mark right away

48.6

Anderson to Dravid, FOUR, Blasted through the off side. That is another crisp cricket shot from Dravid. Inside out and through cover. The timing, power and placement are perfect and the ball easily beats the sweeper on the off-side fence.

End of over 49 (11 runs) India 316/5
R Dravid    23* (16b 3x4 1x6)      JM Anderson    10-1-60-1
KD Karthik    1* (1b)      SCJ Broad    9-0-78-1

49.1

Broad to Karthik, 1 run, short of a good length and outside the off, Karthik drives and slashes uppishly down to third-man

49.2

Broad to Dravid, 1 run, full and pretty straight, Dravid drives hard but can't beat cover, just the single

49.3

Broad to Karthik, OUT, Full, outside the off, Karthik has walked very far outside his stumps and tried to paddle the ball along. He misses, Dravid goes through for the bye but is well short of his crease as the throw from Prior hits the stumps. End of a good innings from Dravid

R Dravid run out 24 (41m 17b 3x4 1x6) SR: 141.17

49.4

Broad to Khan, no run, short of a length and outside the off, Zaheer has a swat and misses, through to the keeper

49.5

Broad to Khan, 2 byes, Another big swing and a miss. This time Dinesh Karthik has backed up enough and the batsmen go through for a bye. The ball hits the stumps and they get another run by way of an over throw

49.6

Broad to Khan, FOUR, full-toss outside the off, Broad strives for the yorker and gets it wrong, Zaheer just uses the pace of the ball, deflecting it past point for a boundary that ends the Indian innings on 324

That's an imposing total India have put up on the board. This is, however, a good wicket and is likely to stay what way all through.

England have a fighting chance, but you have to believe India have done their bit so far

There will be a short break now, ten minutes or so, and the players will be back. Don't go too far, we'll be back with all the action from the England reply in a short while

End of over 50 (8 runs) India 324/6
Z Khan    4* (3b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    10-0-84-1
KD Karthik    2* (3b)      JM Anderson    10-1-60-1
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Sep 2, 2007

Fans take photos of Sachin Tendulkar , England v India, 5th ODI, Headingley, September 2, 2007

Fans take photos of Sachin Tendulkar

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Sep 2, 2007

After the highs of Old Trafford, Stuart Broad had a poor game at Headingley, England v India, 5th ODI, Headingley, September 2, 2007

Stuart Broad had a poor game at Headingley

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