Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    13.1 And strikes first ball! Top bowling from Anderson and England. Last night, Gambhir left alone quite a few deliveries outside off. Today Anderson starts with one pitched around middle and leg, back of a length, moving away. Gambhir plays at it tamely, almost guiding it to second slip 35/2
    0.2 and what does he do? Achieves it, of course. Short of a length, swinging away after pitching outside off, no feet from Sehwag but he drives at it! Edged and taken at first slip. Sums up India's tour... oh well, many other things have done that before this 3/1
    15.2 Anderson is near unplayable this morning! Again this angles in towards off, then leaves Dravid after having made him play at it. The edge is taken, and England are ever so closer to the No. 1 ranking. These outswingers bowled from wide of the crease at Anderson's pace are always going to trouble the batsmen no matter how good they are. Interesting replays. Nothing on the HotSpot. But Dravid didn't review it, which means he must have thought he hit it. Good on him that he didn't go for the review, just in case. Even the Snicko shows no edge. Dravid seemed to have asked Tendulkar something on the way back. So was Dravid not sure either way? 40/3
    32.2 What a way to go! Tendulkar is run out backing up! Dhoni hits this firmly and cruelly straight, Swann gets a finger on it, Tendulkar tries to make it back, but the stumps are hit before he can slide his bat back in. A standing ovation for a forlorn Tendulkar. Will he come to Edgbaston again? 89/6
    21.3 Anderson gets four out of four! A perfect ten anybody, to make this test even more special for England? Another lovely outswinger, just short of driving length, just outside off, Laxman leaves the bat to dry, the ball moves away, takes the edge. Prior does the rest 56/4
    28.6 there's the arm ball, and he is given! Raina tried to review it, but he should remember it was India who insisted against the reviews even on inside edges on lbws. Anyway, this was pad first. Swann bowls the slider, Raina plays for the offbreak, the bal goes with the angle, beats the inside edge, hits him in front of middle. Steve Davis doesn't hesitate. Anderson won't get 10 87/5
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    40.5 quality catch from Broad at mid-on! England edging nearer now! Mishra shuffled down the wicket and aimed a lofted drive but didn't really get enough of it, Broad scooted round to his left and dived well with his outstretched, long arms and clasped the take 130/7
    48.2 gone now! There will be no record for Praveen, consider him enforced. Short ball that Praveen backed away to hack at, got a big top edge and Bopara gets to contribute with a catch running round from mid-off 205/8
    50.4 gone now! Full and fast, Ishant shuffled across but it probably struck outside off stump. Unlucky for Ishant. Bit of a tailender decision that, if only there was a DRS, needless to say. Hardly a gamechanger though, and England stand one wicket away from 3-0 221/9
    55.3 that's it! Bresnan finishes it. 3-0 England, and for the first time since 1980 England are the world's No. 1 team! Length ball kicked up onto the shoulder of the bat, it flew to Pietersen at gully to spark wild celebrations. England get into that huddle we've seen at the end of their last three brilliant wins and they have absolutely nailed India here 244/10
    19 (b 6, lb 6, w 7)
    244 all out (55.3 Overs, RR: 4.39, 259 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-3 (V Sehwag, 0.2 ov), 2-35 (G Gambhir, 13.1 ov), 3-40 (R Dravid, 15.2 ov), 4-56 (VVS Laxman, 21.3 ov), 5-87 (SK Raina, 28.6 ov), 6-89 (SR Tendulkar, 32.2 ov), 7-130 (A Mishra, 40.5 ov), 8-205 (P Kumar, 48.2 ov), 9-221 (I Sharma, 50.4 ov), 10-244 (S Sreesanth, 55.3 ov)
    JM Anderson18.038544.7200
    SCJ Broad12.042822.3320
    TT Bresnan10.331911.8000
    GP Swann13.018826.7610
    KP Pietersen2.001206.0000

Close of Play

  • Wed, 10 Aug - day 1 - England 1st innings 84/0 (AJ Strauss 52*, AN Cook 27*, 25 ov)
  • Thu, 11 Aug - day 2 - England 1st innings 456/3 (AN Cook 182*, EJG Morgan 44*, 115 ov)
  • Fri, 12 Aug - day 3 - India 2nd innings 35/1 (G Gambhir 14*, R Dravid 18*, 12 ov)
  • Sat, 13 Aug - day 4 - India 2nd innings 244 (55.3 ov) - end of match

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