Player of the Match
Player of the Match
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    25.3 Jadeja strikes! How many times has Cook got stumped in Test cricket? Cook runs to the pitch of the ball but the ball is just short enough to allow some turn. Cook closes the bat face too early in an attempt to heave over midwicket but the ball spins through what was quite a big gap between bat and pad. Parthiv collects the ball by his shoulder and takes the bails off. May have clipped Cook's pad, too. What made the dismissal was the fact that Cook went through with his shot despite not getting to the pitch. An unusual method of dismissal. 99/1
    70.4 that's brilliant! Edged to a very deep gully who had just been brought in. Good length at off stump, drew him forward, a thick edge is taken very smartly, low by Pujara. Excellent bowling, smart captaincy. The game changes 230/4
    38.2 super catch! Kohli at slip. Touch wider outside off, lures Root into the drive. Kohli was moving the wrong way (to his right) but managed to adjust and grab the catch low to his left. Outstanding reflexes from the skipper. 136/2
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    104
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    48.07
    70.2 and he's broken through! That man Ashwin again! Moeen has been keen to attack since tea. Goes for another sweep. Gets a big top edge this time which goes straight up in the air and lands in the hands of midwicket 230/3
    80.2 a top edge and taken at deep backward square leg. Bairstow is distraught. This pitch has shown extra bounce through the day. So that shot was always going to be fraught with risk. Pushed through on middle and leg, Bairstow gets low and looks to sweep hard. Doesn't account for some extra bounce, it takes the top edge and flies to backward square leg who runs in a few metres and takes a good catch in front of his midriff. India storming back 249/5
    96.6 they are all up for an edge to slip! Given not out. Kohli reviews. More sharp turn. Like a little like his dismissal in Mohali. Yes, there's an edge here by the looks of it. Then it clips the keeper on the way to slip. Although the bat also hits the ground, could that be what makes the sound? But third umpire happy it's conclusive evidence a nick. Stokes isn't happy. He felt the bat hitting the ground 297/6
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    130.1 and that is that! Buttler down the pitch again, wasn't to the pitch, aimed a swing to the leg side and misses. Jadeja and Ashwin share all ten wickets 400/10
    107.3 finds the edge this time! Another ripping delivery. Angled in to middle, spins sharply and grazes the edge to Parthiv. No doubts about this one. 320/7
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    111.6 Rashid leaves the straight ball. This one skids on, doesn't turn and knocks into off stump. I'm not sure what Rashid could have done, five balls turned in that over. This one is shorter just outside off and does not spin. Goes on and clatters into the off bail before lodging in Parthiv's helmet. Was it just the one that hits the seam and slides on? Unplayable, if you don't know if some are going to spin or not 334/8
    127.2 he's gone now! Can head off for some more treatment. Excellent catch by Parthiv. Sharp spin and bounce from outside off, cramps Ball for room and takes a top edge as he tries to play to the off side 388/9
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    Extras
    4 (b 1, lb 2, nb 1)
    TOTAL
    400 all out (130.1 Overs, RR: 3.07, 503 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-99 (AN Cook, 25.3 ov), 2-136 (JE Root, 38.2 ov), 3-230 (MM Ali, 70.2 ov), 4-230 (KK Jennings, 70.4 ov), 5-249 (JM Bairstow, 80.2 ov), 6-297 (BA Stokes, 96.6 ov), 7-320 (CR Woakes, 107.3 ov), 8-334 (AU Rashid, 111.6 ov), 9-388 (JT Ball, 127.2 ov), 10-400 (JC Buttler, 130.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    B Kumar1304903.7600
    UT Yadav1123803.4500
    R Ashwin44411262.5400
    J Yadav2538903.5601
    RA Jadeja37.1510942.9300
  • BATSMEN
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    13.6 bowled 'im. Said earlier that this shot was not good for this surface. Rahul wanted to be positive and choses the wrong shot option. Too much risk to drive against the turn. Moeen tosses this up generously outside off, lulling Rahul into a false sense of security. He feels he can execute a drive through the vacant cover region but that created a huge gap between bat and pad. The ball sneaks into that gap and hits the off and middle stump. Excellent bowling, but good captaincy too to keep that region open. Rahul undone by pure skill from England 39/1
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    87.4 he's hit a full toss back to the bowler! What a way to go. Dipped late on Vijay, came off close to the bottom of the bat and loops back to Rashid. There's a bobble at first, but he clings on at the second attempt just to his right 262/3
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    52.2 got him! He's shouldered arms and the off stump has been struck...Cook's hunch with Ball pays huge dividends. It was a length ball which nipped back, always far too close to leave, glances the flap of the front pad and into off stump. What a start for England 146/2
    179.3 and he's gone! The end of an epic innings...trying to clear the off side and finds deep extra cover. The England players walk up and shake his hand, then Kohli takes in the acclaim of the crowd 615/9
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    94.1 an appeal for lbw and he's gone after a long time with the DRS! This straightened from round the wicket and takes the front pad. Given not out by Oxenford and Cook reviews. Has he got a thin inside edge? Or bat clipping pad. Or both? Well, like Stokes' dismissal everything is very close together. Not sure he's hit it. But is it conclusive? This is taking some time. Remember, not out on the field. A tough one for the stand-in TV umpire. He's still checking for the edge. The bottom of bat clips the pad. He's decided there's no edge...and it's three reds. Nair will be gone. 279/4
    102.4 the golden arm... Root has Parthiv nicking behind. The batsman walks off. Tossed up, draws Parthiv forward for a drive through cover perhaps. Turns, bounces, kisses the outside edge, and Bairstow clings onto a chest-high catch. Pouched on the rebound. Parthiv's safely blanket was the punch and cut off the back foot, credit to Root for luring the batsman forward. Third wicket after lunch for the visitors. Ironic that Parthiv perishes to the part-time offbreak of Root after questioning the ability of England's spinners after the second day's play 305/5
    104.1 Ashwin flicks a catch to Jennings at short leg, right off the face of the bat. Ashwin stands his ground, though, points to the helmet, the soft signal from umpire Oxenford is out. The on-field umpires refer it to the TV umpire Shamshuddin. Bizarre review. Nowhere near the helmet of Jennings. Ashwin has to go for a three-ball duck. Root has two wickets in space of four balls, tipping things England's way in an all-spin session so far. Tossed on the leg stump, Ashwin plays a full-blooded flick, the ball hits the right thigh of short leg and bobbles up, Jennings tucks the ball up against his waist, or rather the ball just got stuck. Smart reflexes 307/6
    117.5 the breakthrough! Jadeja gets underneath this attempted to go over the top. The ball goes almost straight up the air and Buttler steadies himself coming round from mid-off. The bat twisted in Jadeja's hands 364/7
    176.3 wicket! By jove it's a wicket! Looking to play a few more shots, comes outside leg stump, aims to drive through the covers, the ball spins from the rough, past the edge and that's a comfortable stumping 605/8
    182.3 finds deep midwicket! England's pain is over. Gets underneath a slog sweep, doesn't get enough of it, and a simple catch. Rashid finishes with four 631/10
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    Extras
    16 (b 5, lb 8, w 3)
    TOTAL
    631 all out (182.3 Overs, RR: 3.45, 739 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-39 (KL Rahul, 13.6 ov), 2-146 (CA Pujara, 52.2 ov), 3-262 (M Vijay, 87.4 ov), 4-279 (KK Nair, 94.1 ov), 5-305 (PA Patel, 102.4 ov), 6-307 (R Ashwin, 104.1 ov), 7-364 (RA Jadeja, 117.5 ov), 8-605 (J Yadav, 176.3 ov), 9-615 (V Kohli, 179.3 ov), 10-631 (B Kumar, 182.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    JM Anderson2056303.1500
    CR Woakes1627914.9320
    MM Ali53517423.2800
    AU Rashid55.3519243.4500
    JT Ball1854712.6110
    BA Stokes1023203.2000
    JE Root1023123.1000
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    11.5 given this time. Massive wicket. Jadeja has trapped Cook in front again. Cook reviews. Is there too much spin? A flatter delivery on middle and leg from Jadeja, Cook is beaten by the length. He goes back because he thinks it's short, but it's actually full and quick. Cook beaten by the pace too once he's there, because he is late on getting bat to the ball. Strikes him in front of middle and leg. The ball hardly spun. All reds on HawkEye. Fails to get to 11k too. Jadeja, though, gets to 100 Test wickets 43/2
    0.2 given! Jennings is gone. Does he review? No. So, a hundred and a duck for the debutant. Fantastic stuff from Bhuvneshwar. Brings the ball back in prodigiously on a full length from around the wicket, the ball hoops back in and beats Jennings on the inside edge. Struck him on the front pad in front of middle, then ricocheted away to the back pad. Jennings had a chat with Cook. Jennings seemed to say no bat, and Cook sent him on his way. Beaten by swing, not something we have seen too much in this series. Struck him on the kneeroll, two reds and one umpire's call on HawkEye. At least, it was a good non-review. 1/1
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    34.4 given. Root walks off. Yadav strikes. Root misses one, finally. Yadav pushed this through full and quickly on middle, the ball spins a touch and beats Root on the inside edge. He went deep in the crease, pinned in front of off and middle. Umpire's call at best, if Root would have reviewed. Another batsman beaten by the length. Yadav was quicker through the air and Root misjudged that for something short, just like Cook. The result, another lbw. End of a superlative innings though, real quality on show from Root 141/4
    13.2 taken at leg gully. India all over England. Flat again on middle and leg, Moeen can't help his natural instinct to flick, the ball takes the inside half of Moeen's bat, carries low to Vijay at leg gully. Vijay keeps his eyes on the ball and pouches the ball with a scoop inches off the turf, taking it low to his right. 49/3
    49.6 done him this! It's a carrom ball. Bairstow reviews straightaway. Did it turn too much? Magnificent bowling, regardless. Squared up Bairstow on the back foot. Will it miss off stump? Nope! It's smashing off stump. That's a wonderful piece of deception and skill. 185/7
    43.3 given again by umpire Oxenford. Stokes has a chat with the umpire and decides to walk off. The umpires just want to check if it has carried though? Or has it gone straight off the boot? Soft signal is out. Yes, lobbed off the boot. Flat delivery from Ashwin on off, Stokes gets low and reverse-sweeps onto his front shoe (off the inside edge), the ball pops up and carries low to Vijay at second slip, who came in and took the catch. Excellent decision. 180/5
    47.3 another one, just before stumps. Yes, he has edged it. He's done his job though. Lots of flight on that on off, the topspinner. Ball gets forward and plays for some turn, but Ashwin ensured there wasn't much spin because of the variation. Ball gets a thin outside edge which is well held by Parthiv. India strike off the last ball of the day. 182/6
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    51.5 cleaned him up! There's no stopping Ashwin. This is a classical offspinner's dismissal. Tossed up outside off, lures Woakes into the drive and it spins through the gate. Poor shot, given the risk and reward 189/8
    53.4 another five-wicket haul for him! England falling in a heap. Rashid just flicks in the air and places it down the throat of deep midwicket. Horrid shot 193/9
    55.3 and there it is! Ashwin takes the last, his sixth of the innings and 12th of the match. Anderson just flicks in the air to the leg side, was another carrom ball, and finds mid-on 195/10
    Extras
    19 (b 15, lb 2, nb 2)
    TOTAL
    195 all out (55.3 Overs, RR: 3.51, 213 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-1 (KK Jennings, 0.2 ov), 2-43 (AN Cook, 11.5 ov), 3-49 (MM Ali, 13.2 ov), 4-141 (JE Root, 34.4 ov), 5-180 (BA Stokes, 43.3 ov), 6-182 (JT Ball, 47.3 ov), 7-185 (JM Bairstow, 49.6 ov), 8-189 (CR Woakes, 51.5 ov), 9-193 (AU Rashid, 53.4 ov), 10-195 (JM Anderson, 55.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    B Kumar411112.7500
    UT Yadav301003.3300
    RA Jadeja2236322.8601
    R Ashwin20.335562.6800
    J Yadav603916.5001

Match Details

Toss

England , elected to bat first

Series result

India led the 5-match series 3-0

Player of the match

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

09.30 start, Lunch 11.30-12.10, Tea 14.10-14.30, Close 16.30

Match days

8,9,10,11,12 December 2016 (5-day match)

Test debut

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Thu, 8 Dec - day 1 - England 1st innings 288/5 (BA Stokes 25*, JC Buttler 18*, 94 ov)
  • Fri, 9 Dec - day 2 - India 1st innings 146/1 (M Vijay 70*, CA Pujara 47*, 52 ov)
  • Sat, 10 Dec - day 3 - India 1st innings 451/7 (V Kohli 147*, J Yadav 30*, 142 ov)
  • Sun, 11 Dec - day 4 - England 2nd innings 182/6 (JM Bairstow 50*, 47.3 ov)
  • Mon, 12 Dec - day 5 - England 2nd innings 195 (55.3 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

Captain Kohli's series

1

No. of India captains to score 500+ runs in a series before Kohli. Gavaskar did it twice - against WI (732, '78-79) and v ENG (500, '81-82).

Match unfolds

101

Runs scored by India in the first and the second sessions. While they lost just the wicket of Pujara in the 1st session, the 2nd session saw four of their wickets fall.

England's rare breed

1929

Last time an England legspinner took more wkts in a series than Rashid. Tich Freeman took 22 wickets v SA at home. Vijay's was Rashid's 19th in the series.

Vijay's rare hundred

1

No. of Test 100s by India openers at Wankhede in last 20 years before Vijay's - Sehwag v WI, 2002. Gavaskar (5) is the only other opener to get a hundred.

Captain Kohli's 2016

2

No. of India captains with 1000-plus runs in a year before Virat Kohli. Tendulkar (1997) and Dravid (2006) are the ones to do it before him

Pujara bowled

17

No. of times Pujara has been bowled in Tests. His bowled %age of 26 is 2nd highest for any batsman in top six in the last 20 years