Player of the Match
Player of the Match
85.4
4
Sharma to Broad, FOUR runs, ooh, nearly another one, heading towards the thigh pad that, he was looking to swing it towards square leg, an edge sends the ball over leg slip for four
77.5
4
Sharma to Prior, FOUR runs, another bouncer, well outside off, quite high as well, but Prior controls that superbly, the ball races past the midwicket boundary
77.1
4
Sharma to Prior, FOUR runs, short and wide, easy for Prior, carves it away in front of point for four more, third boundary in a row this
76.6
4
Mohammed Shami to Root, FOUR runs, last time the short ball was put away to right of deep square leg, this time it is to the left of deep square leg, ten off the over, and time for Shami to pitch it up
76.5
4
Mohammed Shami to Root, FOUR runs, short once more, Root dismisses that one, powerfully hit behind square leg, bisects the two men in the deep
73.4
4
Sharma to Root, FOUR runs, three in four balls, this time slashed through backward point off the back foot! Half-century raised by Root, he's overtaken Moeen and raises his bat defiantly. Slightly short and wide and carved away
73.3
4
Sharma to Root, FOUR runs, slightly full and lashed through the covers for four more! That's a cracking stroke from Root, hitting through the line on the up and gave the fielders in the ring no chance
73.1
4
Sharma to Root, FOUR runs, full and floaty and crunched down the ground for four first ball, bit of a gimme to start with from Ishant and Root plucked it gratefully
69.2
4
Kumar to Ali, FOUR runs, lovely stroke behind square from Moeen, opening the face and gliding the ball for four, not all that short from Bhuvnesh but lovely, wristy placement from the beardsman
65.5
4
Kumar to Root, FOUR runs, touch short and that is laced through point for four, sweet timing from Root, sat back and speared it through the infield
49.3
4
Sharma to Ali, FOUR runs, outside edge! but no chance of a catch, reaches Jadeja on the second bounce but he can't stop it and the ball rolls away for four
47.5
4
Sharma to Ali, FOUR runs, lovely drive, a touch overpitched from Ishant, a confident drive through cover for four, will be important for these England batsman to not to get into a shell, especially with Jadeja likely to be racing through his overs
33.5
4
Sharma to Ali, FOUR runs, gets forward and opens the face, plays the ball softly and manages to steer the ball down and wide of the slips, that will run away to the boundary
32.4
4
Mohammed Shami to Root, FOUR runs, this is nicely played, going back to punch four through the covers, stayed on top of it and came out of the middle
31.3
4
Sharma to Ali, FOUR runs, shot! Off the mark with a boundary first ball, pitched up outside off by Ishant and Moeen punched it silkily in front of square
17.5
4
Jadeja to Ballance, FOUR runs, streaky from Ballance, outside edge once more as he looks to defend of the front foot, rolls past slip and all the way to the third man boundary, England's fifty comes up
13.1
4
Kumar to Cook, FOUR runs, short of length ball just outside off, punched off the back foot, gets it past mid-off, Vijay gives chase and puts in an acrobatic dive, catches up with the ball but just a moment too late, crowd enjoyed that, and this is Cook's highest score of the series
11.4
4
Kumar to Ballance, FOUR runs, short and wide, chopped behind a diving backward point for four, Dhawan had perished playing a similar shot, this time Ballance evades the fielder with an authoritative hit
3.4
4
Mohammed Shami to Robson, FOUR runs, full, overpitched and too straight and that is whipped off the pads with no small amount of glee for Robbo's first boundary
1.2
4
Mohammed Shami to Cook, FOUR runs, short and wide and the dull fire in Cook's eyes briefly flares as he clunks a cut shot through point for a boundary to get going

A first for India

1

This is the first time two Indian bowlers have taken six-fors in the same Test. Bhuvneshwar, and now Ishant

Quack, quack, quack

3

Number of ducks for Ben Stokes in his last three innings, including a pair in this Test

Last-action hero

180

Runs scored by Ben Stokes in the fourth innings of Tests, from three innings, including a century in Perth

Strange bowlers

2002

The last time both India's regular openers bowled in an away Test, also against England, at Leeds

Dhawan, demon-bowler

3

Number of first-class wickets Shikhar Dhawan has after bowling 41.4 overs in 90 games

Last day at Lord's

274

Most runs England have scored on the fifth day to win a Test at Lord's, v NZ in 2004

Cooked?

23.65

Cook's strike rate during his innings of 22. His slowest for an innings of 20+

Ishant v Cook

8

No. of times Ishant Sharma has dismissed Alastair Cook in Tests. No bowler has dismissed him more

The 300 barrier

1

No. of away Tests India have lost after setting the opposition 300+ (v Aus, Perth, 1977)