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    8.3 bowled 'im! Broad breaks through for England, the ball taking the inside edge of Mukund's bat and cannoning into the stumps. He had poked at a full delivery from the crease, flat-footed, and some swing through the air took the ball towards the inside half of the bat 19/1
    34.1 caught behind! The ball pitched on a good length outside off and seamed away from the right-hander. Laxman has been leaving these deliveries consistently from Anderson but Dravid poked at it off the back foot and nicked it to Prior who took a regulation chance. Lord's breaks into cheers and applause and Anderson is stoked. First blood to England just after 30 minutes of play. Dravid was rather upset with himself after that dismissal, he knows he should have left that one alone. 94/2
    48.1 gone! Laxman pulls straight into the hands of midwicket. The ball was short, but not quite the bouncer, and he tapped it away with a short-arm jab. Bell leaps at short midwicket, and clutches onto the catch 131/3
    49.2 there's an appeal ... and another ... and he's given! Swann gets Gambhir lbw with one that slid on with the arm from around the wicket. Ball definitely hit both pad and bat, but which one first? Yes, pad first, it hit him in line and would've disturbed the stumps. Brilliant decsion from Asad Rauf 135/4
    66.6 gone this time! Anderson gets his man and there will be no Lord's fairytale for Tendulkar. He departs to a standing ovation that will be his last Test innings at Lord's. Nipped back from a length and past the inside edge flush onto the pads in front. What an incredible response from Anderson to the disappointment. Heartbreak for India 165/5
    95.4 gone this time! Raina falls and India are all but gone. Great bowling from Anderson and he's on the honours board now. England celebrate wildly. Good defiance from Raina but in the end an away swinger had him forward and it flicked the edge leaving Prior to do the rest 260/9
    85.2 Dhoni is gone, pretty poor shot and he walks. Rauf was giving it out anyway. Big, big wicket and England are into the tail with a newish ball in their hands. Short of a length ball, not much pace, no movement, and it was there to be left. Dhoni hops across and feathers it needlessly to Prior. Easy, loopy catch, though it was dying on him. Dhoni is not going to repeat his 2007 Lord's heroics this time. He's in fact had a rather forgettable Test. 225/6
    91.5 and that's that from Harbhajan. Forgettable Test, and no redemption. Didn't help his cause with the shot he just played either. Short ball from Anderson, Harbhajan again plays that mosquito-swat hooky-pull of his and balloons the edge high and down to wide mid-on where Tremlett holds it easy. England are taking this away now. 243/7
    94.6 Broad strikes! England nearly there now! Praveen rooted to the crease and a full ball nipped back a long way, through the gate and onto the middle of middle 256/8
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    96.3 that is it! Broad is the man that finishes it and fittingly, it's a full straight ball that earns him, and England, the Test. The home side have been incredible today, bowled and fielded with crackling intensity and on a flat deck just kept hammering their way through what's often described as the best batting line-up in the world. Bowden gets the chance to give the final decision, much as he likes it you suspect, as the delivery kept a bit low and struck Ishant bang in front. 261/10
    14 (b 2, lb 6, nb 6)
    261 all out (96.3 Overs, RR: 2.70, 437 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-19 (A Mukund, 8.3 ov), 2-94 (R Dravid, 34.1 ov), 3-131 (VVS Laxman, 48.1 ov), 4-135 (G Gambhir, 49.2 ov), 5-165 (SR Tendulkar, 66.6 ov), 6-225 (MS Dhoni, 85.2 ov), 7-243 (Harbhajan Singh, 91.5 ov), 8-256 (P Kumar, 94.6 ov), 9-260 (SK Raina, 95.4 ov), 10-261 (I Sharma, 96.3 ov)
    JM Anderson28.076552.3200
    CT Tremlett21.044412.0906
    SCJ Broad20.345732.7800
    GP Swann22.036412.9000
    IJL Trott2.001105.5000
    KP Pietersen3.001204.0000

Close of Play

  • Thu, 21 Jul - day 1 - England 1st innings 127/2 (IJL Trott 58*, KP Pietersen 22*, 49.2 ov)
  • Fri, 22 Jul - day 2 - India 1st innings 17/0 (A Mukund 8*, G Gambhir 7*, 6 ov)
  • Sat, 23 Jul - day 3 - England 2nd innings 5/0 (AJ Strauss 3*, AN Cook 0*, 5 ov)
  • Sun, 24 Jul - day 4 - India 2nd innings 80/1 (R Dravid 34*, VVS Laxman 32*, 27 ov)
  • Mon, 25 Jul - day 5 - India 2nd innings 261 (96.3 ov) - end of match

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