Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    11.1 shortish and rising towards his shoulder, Dhawan fends it away and decides to go for it. Vijay seems sluggish, casual almost. This looks dangerous! Broad hit the target with a little underarm toss and we're looking at various replays, various angles. The bails seem to have been disturbed while Vijay's bat is outside the safe zone. But have they risen? Yes they have. England roar! Vijay cannot believe what has happened. 26/1
    28.6 gives this some air, grips, takes the edge - gottim! Root has produced a little beaut, perfect offspinner to the left-hander who pushes at it, takes a big, crowd-pleasing chunk of bat and loops to slip. Actually spun a good way, that delivery, Root charges off like a footballer in celebration... Just as he did at Lord's last year, he's chipped out a big fourth-innings wicket 80/3
    12.2 Mooeeeeeen! he is all over India in this Test. Terrific catch at first slip by Jordan, that came at him quite quickly and he had to snap a low catch to his right. Drew Pujara forward but there wasn't as much turn as he expected. Genuine outside edge and England offer a tutorial for India's slip fielders. Stay low, stay mobile and pull off blinders 29/2
    32.2 slides on again, big appeal, Erasmus gives the finger - Kohli has feathered one behind! India are four down, their gun batsman has failed to fire again... He threw it up, Kohli went at it harder than you would expect a batsman of his class to, smart catch from Buttler, just about clung on 89/4
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    43.3 fuller length, felt for, and a little edge behind! The batsman stands his ground but everyone else was convinced and Anderson strikes immediately. Poor stroke really, feeling a long way outside off with just a defensive stroke, that could so easily have been left. There was a hint of shape away from the bat and it was a very faint edge, as confirmed by Real Time Snicko 112/5
    47.2 and low and behold Anderson nicks him off next ball! Almost the same delivery, Dhoni nudging awkwardly at it and getting a thick edge to Buttler's right that he takes comfortably. Another man drawn into playing where better judgement would say let that go, a little away movement proves fatal 120/6
    60.1 maybe I should be punished! Jadeja has played on! Nicely tossed up and angled in on off stump, the batsman came forward, perhaps a little too much and yorked himself. In his hurry to get the bat down he gets an inside edge and deflects onto his sticks. Hitting against the turn sends him packing 152/7
    60.5 two in the over! Gets a bit of turn, a bit more bounce, certainly more than Bhuvi expected as he lunged forward to defend. Inside edge balloons off the pad and goes to Anderson at gully who dives forward and pouches it safely. How long since #OhMo starts trending? 152/8
    62.6 five-for! And a what a beaut to get it! This is pitched on a good length and didn't turn too much, just enough, at Shami, who was backing away trying to defend. The momentum takes him too far away from the ball and it has a clear path to the stumps 154/9
    66.4 six-for! England are in a huddle, they have ended a drought of ten Tests without a win! Again another Indian batsman plays inside the line of a Moeen offspinner, ball crashes into off stump and that's all she wrote. The five-match series is back on even ground 178/10
    11 (b 4, lb 6, w 1)
    178 all out (66.4 Overs, RR: 2.67, 282 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-26 (M Vijay, 11.1 ov), 2-29 (CA Pujara, 12.2 ov), 3-80 (S Dhawan, 28.6 ov), 4-89 (V Kohli, 32.2 ov), 5-112 (RG Sharma, 43.3 ov), 6-120 (MS Dhoni, 47.2 ov), 7-152 (RA Jadeja, 60.1 ov), 8-152 (B Kumar, 60.5 ov), 9-154 (Mohammed Shami, 62.6 ov), 10-178 (Pankaj Singh, 66.4 ov)
    JM Anderson14.052421.7100
    SCJ Broad13.062201.6910
    CR Woakes11.032302.0900
    MM Ali20.446763.2400
    CJ Jordan5.002204.4000
    JE Root2.00512.5000
    GS Ballance1.00505.0000

Close of Play

  • Sun, 27 Jul - day 1 - England 1st innings 247/2 (GS Ballance 104*, IR Bell 16*, 90 ov)
  • Mon, 28 Jul - day 2 - India 1st innings 25/1 (M Vijay 11*, CA Pujara 4*, 14 ov)
  • Tue, 29 Jul - day 3 - India 1st innings 323/8 (MS Dhoni 50*, Mohammed Shami 4*, 102 ov)
  • Wed, 30 Jul - day 4 - India 2nd innings 112/4 (AM Rahane 18*, RG Sharma 6*, 42 ov)
  • Thu, 31 Jul - day 5 - India 2nd innings 178 (66.4 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

Moeen joins a small club


Number of times England spinners have taken five-fors in the fourth innings of a home Test in 45 years

Buttler close to record


The record for most catches by a wicketkeeper on Test debut. Jos Buttler has taken six in this match

Awesome Anderson


James Anderson's figures in his six-over spell this morning. Two maidens in that

Anderson v Dhoni


No. of times Anderson has dismissed Dhoni in 24 Test innings. Dhoni does average 42.5 against him though

Time to strap up


The most overs India's last five wickets have played in the 4th innings of a away Test (Lord's 2002). They need to play 88 today

Long, long drought


It's been three years and 29 innings since India's last 50+ opening stand away from home. Gambhir & Mukund at Lord's in 2011

A first for Cook


Number of times Alastair Cook has scored fifty in both innings as captain of England - this is the first

Last-innings stats


Number of times opposition teams have played more than four sessions in the fourth innings to avoid defeat (or win) v England

Is this what awaits India?


Of the 5 declarations Cook has made in the 3rd innings, he has given his bowlers more than 140 overs at the opposition three times

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