England tour of India, 3rd Test: India v England at Kolkata, Dec 5-9, 2012
England won by 7 wickets
5,6,7,8,9 December 2012 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150

Anderson to Sehwag, 2 runs, OUT, Sehwag unfurls those wrists. Oh my word. What has Gambhir done here? Run-outs and Eden. Always a story. This is whipped away to deep midwicket. Patel runs from deep square, puts the dive in, keeps the ball in. Finn chases with Patel to support him, and id there to collect the ball and throws it, but Gambhir doesn't want the third. He is ball-watching, Sehwag is almost a handshake away when he realises, he better run back to save his wicket. The throw, though, is accurate, and Sehwag is gone. Gambhir stands there emotionless. Sehwag trudges back. Early Christmas gift for England. Replays show Gambhir saying "no, no, no", but this was always three

V Sehwag run out 23 (45m 26b 3x4 0x6) SR: 88.46

India 47/1   G Gambhir 24* (35b 5x4)   JM Anderson 5.1-1-19-0

Panesar to Pujara, OUT, Monty, you beauty. Another ripper. On a flat wicket, against a batsman in form. He has done him in with an arm ball. That's superb bowling. People need to wake up to the new Monty. He is not as one-dimensional as he is made out to be. He has bowled three full and slow deliveries, drawing Pujara forward, before he bowls this arm ball, which almost seams back in, past the inside edge, and into the stumps. And what a jig he breaks into. Whistling, dancing, almost a Bhangra. Got to love Monty

CA Pujara b Panesar 16 (58m 48b 2x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

India 88/2   G Gambhir 49* (80b 10x4)   MS Panesar 9.4-2-32-1

Panesar to Gambhir, OUT, got him, Gambhir is gone! Panesar has another, Trott pouching a sharp catch at slip. Still no hundred for Gambhir then ... he tried to cut a ball that was perhaps just a touch too close, Panesar got a bit of extra bounce and it yawned off the edge, flew quickly but Trott made no mistake

G Gambhir c Trott b Panesar 60 (169m 124b 12x4 0x6) SR: 48.38

India 117/3   SR Tendulkar 18* (49b 3x4)   MS Panesar 17.1-6-40-2

Anderson to Kohli, OUT, edged and gone, Anderson has snaffled Kohli, reward for a probing spell! The ball flew low off the edge, not dissimilar to the Tendulkar chance in Anderson's previous over, but this time Swann got his fingers just underneath it, an excellent catch

V Kohli c Swann b Anderson 6 (31m 24b 1x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

India 136/4   SR Tendulkar 26* (70b 4x4)   JM Anderson 13.4-4-41-1

Swann to Yuvraj Singh, OUT, chipped into the off side and straight to Cook at short extra-cover! Yuvraj has given it away! That was a lazy shot, no foot movement and just punched aerially into the covers where Cook, falling forward, clasped the ball safely to his chest - a breakthrough from nothing for England, and it ends a 79-run partnership

Yuvraj Singh c Cook b Swann 32 (77m 54b 4x4 1x6) SR: 59.25

India 215/5   SR Tendulkar 67* (136b 12x4)   GP Swann 10.3-0-41-1

Anderson to Tendulkar, OUT, edged and what a catch! What a take down low with one hand and straight after drinks Tendulkar falls. It was a length ball that just shaped away from off stump, Tendulkar only came half-forward and got a healthy edge which flew down low to Prior's right, he got down quickly and claimed a beauty

SR Tendulkar c †Prior b Anderson 76 (202m 155b 13x4 0x6) SR: 49.03

India 230/6   MS Dhoni 6* (15b 1x4)   JM Anderson 17.1-4-56-2

Anderson to Ashwin, OUT, through him and bowled! Ashwin loses middle and off stumps, late on the delivery that shaped back a little into the pads. Trying to play from the crease again, Ashwin plopped forward and the new ball skidded onto him and hurried through his defence, he was playing a little across it

R Ashwin b Anderson 21 (59m 43b 2x4 0x6) SR: 48.83

India 268/7   MS Dhoni 21* (58b 2x4)   JM Anderson 20.3-5-68-3

Panesar to Khan, OUT, Monty can play the dhol again. On a length, middle and off, Zaheer defends for the turn, the ball goes on with the angle, beats the inside edge, hits him smack in front of middle, and shin high. Easy decision for Dharmasena

Z Khan lbw b Panesar 6 (23m 21b 1x4 0x6) SR: 28.57

India 292/8   MS Dhoni 29* (70b 3x4)   MS Panesar 37-12-77-3

Panesar to Sharma, OUT, Panesar gets four. That's 15 in three innings. An uncharacteristic shot from Sharma. Huge back lift, coming down in slow motion, and Panesar squeezes in a full and fast delivery at 93.4ks under his bat. I am really surprised Sharma played such an irresponsible shot. He is usually the man to block, block and block

I Sharma b Panesar 0 (6m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

India 296/9   MS Dhoni 33* (76b 4x4)   MS Panesar 37.3-12-77-4

Finn to Dhoni, OUT, lovely catch by Swann, and a lovely delivery by Finn. England had painted themselves into a corner where they needed something extraordinary to get this wicket, and they have done that extraordinary bit. Short of a length, rears up, follows Dhoni who is trying to sway away. The ball hits the bat handle in front of his throat, and the top edge flies where gully would be. Swann, though, runs from wide slip, and takes a diving catch

MS Dhoni c Swann b Finn 52 (158m 114b 5x4 2x6) SR: 45.61

India 316/10   PP Ojha 0* (19b)   ST Finn 21-2-73-1
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Hours of play (local time) 09.00 start, Lunch 11.00-11.40, Tea 13.40-14.00, Close 16.00

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