England tour of India, 4th Test: India v England at Nagpur, Dec 13-17, 2012
Match drawn
13,14,15,16,17 December 2012 (5-day match)
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Sharma to Compton, OUT, caught behind! Umpire Dharmasena checks with the leg umpire to see if the catch was clean but Compton's not waiting. The catch is fine. Compton stayed in his crease and poked at a short of a length ball that rose and was on its way down as it passed the batsman. It took the outside edge and Dhoni had to stoop to take the catch.

NRD Compton c †Dhoni b Sharma 3 (16m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

England 3/1   AN Cook 0* (14b)   I Sharma 2.2-1-1-1

Sharma to Cook, OUT, Sharma has got one. That never looked out. Poor umpiring. Length ball, angling away after pitching on off, hitting him outside the line too. Atrocious call from umpire Dharamsena. Not one ball has swung this morning, and you can't give this out when the ball is not swinging or seaming. There have been quite a few umpiring shockers this series, and this is close to the most shocking ones

AN Cook lbw b Sharma 1 (44m 28b 0x4 0x6) SR: 3.57

England 16/2   IJL Trott 11* (23b 2x4)   I Sharma 5.3-2-7-2

Jadeja to Trott, OUT, left alone and bowled him! What was Trott thinking?! Maybe he had fallen asleep... Jadeja pushed through a regulation delivery that didn't turn, went on with the arm and Trott simply allowed it through, bat pointed at the sky, just a tickle of off stump but that's all it takes and Jadeja has his first wicket in Test cricket!

IJL Trott b Jadeja 44 (168m 133b 7x4 0x6) SR: 33.08

England 102/3   KP Pietersen 52* (125b 7x4)   RA Jadeja 10.4-6-20-1

Chawla to Bell, OUT, lulled him, chipped to short extra-cover and gone! Chawla has one now, and there goes that fist pump in celebration. Another daft dismissal, really, the ball was full and outside the line of off, Bell leaned into a drive but didn't get fully over the ball and merely popped it straight to the fielder, a low catch but a straight forward one. Bell perhaps betraying a little anxiousness at his slow scoring rate

IR Bell c Kohli b Chawla 1 (38m 28b 0x4 0x6) SR: 3.57

England 119/4   KP Pietersen 64* (164b 9x4)   PP Chawla 5.5-1-17-1

Jadeja to Pietersen, OUT, loose flick into the leg side and taken low by midwicket and now England are really wobbling. And that sums up England's cricket today, rather careless and that was really lazy from Pietersen, chipping a length ball into midwicket and the fielder gets down low and takes it with two hands

KP Pietersen c Ojha b Jadeja 73 (202m 188b 10x4 0x6) SR: 38.82

England 139/5   JE Root 11* (16b 1x4)   RA Jadeja 17.3-10-26-2

Ashwin to Prior, OUT, bowled'im. Timber. Well bowled Ashwin. An over full of flighted deliveries, bringing the batsman forward all the time. That's the best chance you have on this pitch. Tossed up on of middle and off, Prior plays for the turn, the ball doesn't turn, and knocks back the off stump. Ashwin is pumped

MJ Prior b Ashwin 57 (179m 142b 6x4 0x6) SR: 40.14

England 242/6   JE Root 51* (159b 2x4)   R Ashwin 15-2-39-1

Sharma to Bresnan, OUT, yes, that's Dhoni. That bowling change has worked like a charm. Length ball, just outside off, swinging in, Bresnan's inside edge is beaten, and he is hit flush in front. They ask Bresnan to wait, checking for a no-ball, and Ishant has some part behind the crease

TT Bresnan lbw b Sharma 0 (4m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

England 242/7   JE Root 51* (165b 2x4)   I Sharma 22.2-8-41-3

Chawla to Root, OUT, return chance and gone, Chawla takes the catch off his own bowling and Root has to depart! It's been a fantastic debut knock but another attempt to lift the tempo stops him a little way short of what would have been a marvellous hundred. He came down the wicket to a looping delivery outside off, tried to close the face and work the ball through midwicket but got a leading edge back to the bowler

JE Root c & b Chawla 73 (289m 229b 4x4 0x6) SR: 31.87

England 302/8   GP Swann 36* (73b 4x4 1x6)   PP Chawla 18.1-1-57-2

Chawla to Swann, OUT, got him this time, trapped in front by one that went straight on! Actually, this didn't look as out as the one Tucker declined, perhaps he felt guilty, but Swann tried to reverse-dab through the off side, ended up missing a legbreak that didn't turn much, hit on the pad in front of middle and leg to end an important knock

GP Swann lbw b Chawla 56 (96m 91b 6x4 2x6) SR: 61.53

England 325/9   JM Anderson 2* (9b)   PP Chawla 20.4-1-69-3

Chawla to Anderson, OUT, nudged off the pad, straight to short leg, great, instinctive catch from Pujara! That wraps up the England innings, then, Anderson popping the ball into Pujara's bread basket off the face of the bat, he had no time to think about it but clung on superbly - and that gives Chawla 4 for 69, his best figures in Tests

JM Anderson c Pujara b Chawla 4 (24m 17b 0x4 0x6) SR: 23.52

England 330/10   MS Panesar 1* (5b)   PP Chawla 21.5-1-69-4
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Hours of play (local time) 09.30 start, Lunch 11.30-12.10, Tea 14.10-14.30, Close 16.30

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