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    13.5 brilliant ball from Bresnan, Mukund was clueless against that bouncer, no idea how to keep that steepler down, he tries to fend at it, takes his eyes off the ball, edged to first slip, India 31 for 3 31/3
    3.6 Is that the Test? Broad has done it again. Lovely bowling. Just short of driving length, Dravid comes forward, feeling for it, and then the ball leaves him and rears off too, a thin edge is taken, and collected by prior in front of his face 6/1
    6.6 Laxman is cleaned up, superb from Anderson, great delivery that, doesn't come in as much as Laxman expects, he ends up playing off the front foot down the wrong line, off stump is out of the ground, England all over India here, Laxman has that familiar how-did-that-happen look after he is dismissed 13/2
    36.3 gone! Tendulkar falls, and with him - you feel - India's last hope. Anderson jagged one extravagantly in off the pitch as Tendulkar raised his arms to leave, the ball rapping the pads and the umpire upholding the appeal. That really should be the telling blow for India. Anderson is really pumped up with the wicket, he's not holding back in his celebrations: that's the seventh time he's had Tendulkar's wicket. A definite lapse in judgement from Tendulkar, but not nearly as bad as Dhoni's 107/7
    15.5 Raina is gone, India are imploding, this is not a shot he'll want to see again, the Bresnan short ball does the job again, he looks to pull the ball from outside off, gets the top edge and it swirls down to fine leg where the substitute pouches it 37/4
    25.5 got him this time and it's that strange slip position that takes it! The short ball is what does for Yuvraj in the end! Bresnan hammers down a bouncer that Yuvraj jumps up and fends horribly. He had no idea about it and it looped up on the off side where Cook, running back from a very silly slip position close to the bat, snaffles the chance 55/5
    25.6 gone first ball! Oh Dhoni, you can't leave that! Full and nipping back and before Dhoni could even thrust a pad out he'd been struck. Rauf had it hitting and replays confirm. Bresnan on a hat-trick on Yorkshire day! 55/6
    39.3 this time Elstone holds on! Just ... He's breathing a sigh of relief now. Harbhajan hooked at a short one, the ball rocketing up and arcing down towards fine leg, where Elstone set himself, juggled the chance just a little, and finally clutched it to his chest. There's warm congratulations from the England team, who are now just two wickets away from a 2-0 series lead. It's also well worth mentioning that Elstone's catch has given Bresnan his first five-for in Tests, a great effort. He raises the ball to salute the roaring crowd. 129/8
    44.5 Praveen's fun is over! Anderson spears down a yorker and it squeezes under the bat as Praveen tried to jab down on it 153/9
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    47.4 that's it! 2-0 England! Broad is the right man to finish it off, England would have been out of this match without him. As it is, he completes a crushing victory with a yorker into the base of middle stump as Sreesanth backed away. That is an immense performance from a very good side indeed. They can't lose the series now 158/10
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    158 all out (47.4 Overs, RR: 3.31, 223 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-6 (R Dravid, 3.6 ov), 2-13 (VVS Laxman, 6.6 ov), 3-31 (A Mukund, 13.5 ov), 4-37 (SK Raina, 15.5 ov), 5-55 (Yuvraj Singh, 25.5 ov), 6-55 (MS Dhoni, 25.6 ov), 7-107 (SR Tendulkar, 36.3 ov), 8-129 (Harbhajan Singh, 39.3 ov), 9-153 (P Kumar, 44.5 ov), 10-158 (S Sreesanth, 47.4 ov)
    JM Anderson17.035133.0000
    SCJ Broad14.453022.0400
    TT Bresnan12.024854.0000
    GP Swann3.002107.0000
    KP Pietersen1.00707.0000

Close of Play

  • Fri, 29 Jul - day 1 - India 1st innings 24/1 (R Dravid 7*, VVS Laxman 13*, 15 ov)
  • Sat, 30 Jul - day 2 - England 2nd innings 24/1 (AJ Strauss 6*, IR Bell 9*, 11 ov)
  • Sun, 31 Jul - day 3 - England 2nd innings 441/6 (MJ Prior 64*, TT Bresnan 47*, 101 ov)
  • Mon, 1 Aug - day 4 - India 2nd innings 158 (47.4 ov) - end of match

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