Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

IR Bell
28(28) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %94%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 8 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 5 0 3 4 4 4
R Ashwin
91(157) 15x4 - 0x6
Control %71%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 9 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 1 8 4 0 5

Best performances - Bowlers

JM Anderson
O15.4
M4
R38
W3
Eco2.42
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
R Ashwin
O6.1
M1
R31
W2
Eco5.02
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

That's it from Kolkata. England can celebrate long into the Kolkata night. India will move straight to the selection-committee meeting. Will tough calls be made? We will know soon. England 2-1. Can't lose the series now. But they will be disgusted if they go back with a drawn series. We will see you in Nagpur. Until then goodbye from me, Sidharth Monga, Andrew McGlashan, Alan Gardner and Alex Winter. Cheers

Quotes from Presentation
"We need to give bowlers a few more runs," says MS Dhoni. "We haven't scored consistently over 300. On this wicket we should have scored 450 or above. The batsmen who got starts didn't make it matter. In the second innings, it was like a landslide we couldn't stop. We have everything to play for in Nagpur. Everybody needs to pull up their socks. OF course the better team won. They bowled in the right area,s they fielded well... They played well but we need to retaliate"

"Everyone performed," says Alastair Cook. "To keep India to 300 on that wicket was a great effort. Credit to all the hard work we have out in. It was a touch morning session yesterday. Credit to the way Sehwag and Gambhir played. We knew we needed to strike early, that's what Graeme Swann did. Nice to contribute to the team success. To score runs out here you need to bat long period. I needed some luck. We have to recover well, this win has taken a lot out of us. A big thank you to the Barmy Army, it means a long for us. This is long way from home, we need all the support. We will try to win the series in Nagpur, we can't be complacent"

Cook is also the Man of the Match

10.05am I'm back. Great scenes of joy for England. India in their dressing room. Contemplation will be the theme there.

"Congrats England... Now we will wait for the "Reverse-revenge-series"...." Jai makes fun of the propaganda

9.55am The England players in a tight huddle in the balcony. It's an easy win despite the stutter today. England have taken a 2-1 lead. The first time India have lost back-to-back Tests at home since 1999-2000. The Barmy Army sings, the England players rejoice, what sweet joy to win an away Test, and then follow it with another. Bell allows himself a quiet fist-pump. They walk on to the field to savour the moment. They will go on a victory lap surely? They have a wonderful bunch of fans who have travelled with them through the ridiculous and the sublime. I'll be back before you miss me

12.1
1
Ashwin to Bell, 1 run, full, on the pads, flicked away to the left of square leg for the single that seals it

We deserve to watch a Bell cover drive against the turn to end this match

END OF OVER:
12 | 5 Runs | ENG: 40/3

  • NRD Compton9 (30b)
  • IR Bell27 (27b)
  • PP Ojha6-3-10-1
  • R Ashwin6-1-30-2
11.6
0
Ojha to Compton, no run, arm ball, outside off, another stutter, they think they want the single to point, but finally decide against it. All safe
11.5
0
Ojha to Compton, no run, flat, on off, solid defensive shot again
11.4
0
Ojha to Compton, no run, pushed back to Ojha
11.3
0
Ojha to Compton, no run, solid front-foot defensive. Compton likes this ground. In no hurry to get off the field
11.2
1
Ojha to Bell, 1 run, on the pads, helped around the corner, worked away for a single around the corner. Scores are level

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

IR Bell
28(28) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %94%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 8 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 5 0 3 4 4 4
R Ashwin
91(157) 15x4 - 0x6
Control %71%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 9 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 1 8 4 0 5

Best performances - Bowlers

JM Anderson
O15.4
M4
R38
W3
Eco2.42
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
R Ashwin
O6.1
M1
R31
W2
Eco5.02
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF