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    37.6 Loose loose shot. Strauss has scored two runs in more than an hour again, and he now goes for the release shot off a wide delivery. Wide and full. He has to really stretch to reach it. Gets an edge as the ball moves away with the angle. Wasim Akram says on air that a bowler should bowl there on purpose once in a while 97/2
    26.5 Ishant strikes! What a completely different first over than yesterday. Sharma stays in the channel just outside off, this time slightly fuller, Cook thinks he can drive at this, he does so, but the front foot is not quite close to the line of the ball. A healthy edge settles with Sehwag at first slip 75/1
    235
    364
    23
    2
    64.56
    142.4 Raina strikes, Bell is out! He was trying to force the pace, and stepped right across to off before bending into a slog sweep. Bat swished past ball, which thudded into pad in front of middle, and up went Simon Taufel's finger to send the batsman on his way. Bell is applauded all the way to the boundary, raising his bat in appreciation. He's helped to put his team into a virtually impregnable position 548/6
    116.6 gone! Good catch by Raina off his own bowling! Good bowling too, actually. Pietersen ran down to repeat the shot, Raina held it back and Pietersen just checked his drive, ending up lobbing it towards Raina who dived well and held on with two hands. Ends another brilliant innings from the series' highest-scorer 447/3
    127.1 gone! Sreesanth strikes to remove Anderson. The delivery was very full full - a long half-volley - and quite wide too. Anderson threw the bat at it, getting a thick edge to Laxman at second slip. He stood there for a moment, perhaps wondering whether it was a bump ball - it was that full - but that is a clear edge and he's got to go. There's no great send-off from Sreesanth, but he fixes Anderson with a steely stare as the batsman marches off 480/4
    129.4 got 'im! Sreesanth hopped much wider on the crease for this one, sending the ball down full and wide. This time Morgan couldn't resist, poking outside off and sending a thick edge through to Dhoni. That'll help raise India's morale a touch. Enter Ravi Bopara ... 487/5
    not out
    44
    75
    3
    0
    58.66
    not out
    18
    28
    2
    0
    64.28
    Extras
    31 (b 6, lb 8, nb 10, w 7)
    TOTAL
    591/6d (153 Overs, 662 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    RP Singh34.0711803.4711
    I Sharma31.079713.1211
    S Sreesanth29.0212334.2404
    SK Raina19.025823.0500
    A Mishra38.0317004.4714
    SR Tendulkar2.001105.5000
    Fall of wickets:1-75 (AN Cook, 26.5 ov), 2-97 (AJ Strauss, 37.6 ov), 3-447 (KP Pietersen, 116.6 ov), 4-480 (JM Anderson, 127.1 ov), 5-487 (EJG Morgan, 129.4 ov), 6-548 (IR Bell, 142.4 ov)
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    0.6 Sehwag may have survived his first ball but he can't survive his first over! back of a length and coming in towards Sehwag, who plays across the line and misses, struck on the knee roll, huge appeal for lbw, Taufel lifts the finger, and England strike early yet again. That was going on to hit the top of middle and leg 8/1
    not out
    146
    266
    20
    0
    54.88
    3.6 and another one, Laxman is gone for 2, short ball in the corridor outside off, Laxman doesn't get behind the line, an angled bat is presented as he looks to defend that, gets the edge, Prior takes the catch, India sink further 13/2
    18.2 the sweep shot ends Tendulkar's troubled stay, he had used the shot well in the first Swann over, he tries the stroke once more, off the glove and pops up for Anderson to move across from the slip cordon and take it, once more Anderson plays a hand in Tendulkar's dismissal 68/3
    28.5 is Raina's struggle over? the third umpire will decide whether Raina is stumped, big turn takes the ball past Raina's outside edge, he has overbalanced, hard to say whether the back foot is back in time, after many many reviews the third umpire gives it out, that equals the longest duck by an Indian, joining Irfan Pathan 93/4
    30.6 this was on the cards, Swann has been outstanding, Ishant looks to defend once more, the turn results in an inside-edge and that pops up to short leg, the nightwatchman is gone, who will come in next? 95/5
    45.4 Outswinger, inswinger, outswinger, easy as a Sunday morning. Beautiful bowling. Follows that inswinger with an accurate outswinger, pitches short of a length, just outside off, Dhoni pushes at it, the movement takes the edge, Prior does the rest 137/6
    69.3 Mishra's tenacious knock has been ended by a stunning catch! Bresnan landed one just short of a good length and Mishra rocked back to pull, but couldn't control the stroke and took one hand off the bat as he played it in the air behind square on the leg side. Ian Bell was quite close in there and leapt to his right to pluck the ball out of the air, completing a superb reflext catch 224/7
    87.3 finally, there's the breakthrough! Broad strikes with the short ball, Gambhir getting himself into a tangle as the ball got big on him. He tried to fend to leg, but lost all control and the ball looped up in the opposite direction, to be held by Pietersen, running in from gully. A stubborn knock comes to an end, and it's looking increasingly likely that India won't reach the follow on target 264/8
    93.4 top catch from Anderson at third slip ends RP Singh's fun! Short ball that RP thought about playing, then leaving, then guiding, which he seemed to do off the face of that bat and it flew quickly to Anderson who pouched it above his head 300/9
    93.6 that's it. Sreesanth drives this straight to short cover 300/10
    Extras
    25 (b 8, lb 9, nb 1, w 7)
    TOTAL
    300 all out (94 Overs, 378 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    JM Anderson16.074923.0600
    SCJ Broad21.035122.4201
    TT Bresnan17.035433.1720
    GP Swann31.0510233.2900
    KP Pietersen7.012703.8500
    RS Bopara2.02000.0000
    Fall of wickets:1-8 (V Sehwag, 0.6 ov), 2-13 (VVS Laxman, 3.6 ov), 3-68 (SR Tendulkar, 18.2 ov), 4-93 (SK Raina, 28.5 ov), 5-95 (I Sharma, 30.6 ov), 6-137 (MS Dhoni, 45.4 ov), 7-224 (A Mishra, 69.3 ov), 8-264 (G Gambhir, 87.3 ov), 9-300 (RP Singh, 93.4 ov), 10-300 (S Sreesanth, 93.6 ov)
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    33
    67
    5
    0
    49.25
    18.1 wonderful, wonderful bowling! Swann wins the battle! Touch of air outside off stump and it spun back quickly between bat and pad as Sehwag drove loosely and into middle stump! 64/2
    12.6 England think they have Dravid out caught bat and pad. Given not out but England review straight away. Dravid doesn't look all that confident. It spun back from outside off stump, and passed very, very close to the bat before going onto pad and looping to Cook who palmed it with one hand and collected the catch. Given! The Wall has fallen! Must have grazed that inside edge after all 49/1
    29.2 what a ball! Anderson has done Laxman again! Angled in, held it's line and detonated off stump! Laxman has had some unplayable deliveries from Anderson and this might have been another. That may well be the last time we see Laxman for India in England, he's never shown his best form here but he's a might fine player 118/3
    76.1 gone! Tendulkar out lbw! Very brave decision from Rod Tucker but it's a mighty tight one. Just about clipping leg stump replays show. Good grief. Huge strike for Bresnan, drifting it in from outside off stump, Tendulkar played across the line and was struck bang in front but the drift was taking it onto leg 262/5
    84
    141
    10
    0
    59.57
    75.3 gone now! What a time to get it! Just before that new ball! A brilliant innings from Mishra, nightwatchman don't forget, comes to an end. Just played inside the line, expecting spin that never came and lost his off stump 262/4
    79.2 Raina bags a pair the Swann brilliance against left-handers continues! Pushed forward to defend but the ball went on with the arm and he played outside it to be struck on the pads. He is unlucky though because replays show an inside edge as he pushed at it. Raina has had a difficult series and finishes with a pair that was spread over 42 balls 266/6
    83.2 it's all unravelling in a rush! Dhoni gone now. Broad offers some width at a full, inviting length. Dhoni stretches to flash at it but could only outside edge to Swann at second who snaffled the sharp chance with ease 269/7
    88.3 Swann has his fifth! Gambhir has not looked himself this Test and it ends now. Skipped down to try and push a cover drive but could only outside edge loopily to point where Morgan held on 275/9
    83.5 Broad has another! India collapsing in a heap! Held outside off stump and RP prods flat-footed at it, could only manage to edge through to Prior 269/8
    not out
    7
    21
    1
    0
    33.33
    90.6 that's it! Swann has six and England win 4-0. In every possible facet of the game England have been superior and Swann gets to finish the series by bowling Sreesanth! The England fielders jump, yelp and hug, they have had a stunning six weeks 283/10
    Extras
    19 (b 12, lb 7)
    TOTAL
    283 all out (f/o) (91 Overs, 387 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    JM Anderson17.045413.1700
    SCJ Broad20.064422.2000
    GP Swann38.0610662.7800
    TT Bresnan11.023012.7200
    RS Bopara3.001304.3300
    KP Pietersen2.001708.5000
    Fall of wickets:1-49 (R Dravid, 12.6 ov), 2-64 (V Sehwag, 18.1 ov), 3-118 (VVS Laxman, 29.2 ov), 4-262 (A Mishra, 75.3 ov), 5-262 (SR Tendulkar, 76.1 ov), 6-266 (SK Raina, 79.2 ov), 7-269 (MS Dhoni, 83.2 ov), 8-269 (RP Singh, 83.5 ov), 9-275 (G Gambhir, 88.3 ov), 10-283 (S Sreesanth, 90.6 ov)

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