Player of the Match
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    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
    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
    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
    19 (b 12, lb 7)
    283 all out (f/o) (91 Overs, RR: 3.10, 387 minutes)
    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)
    JM Anderson17.045413.1700
    SCJ Broad20.064422.2000
    GP Swann38.0610662.7800
    TT Bresnan11.023012.7200
    RS Bopara3.001304.3300
    KP Pietersen2.001708.5000

Close of Play

  • Thu, 18 Aug - day 1 - England 1st innings 75/0 (AJ Strauss 38*, AN Cook 34*, 26 ov)
  • Fri, 19 Aug - day 2 - England 1st innings 457/3 (IR Bell 181*, JM Anderson 3*, 123 ov)
  • Sat, 20 Aug - day 3 - India 1st innings 103/5 (R Dravid 57*, MS Dhoni 5*, 33 ov)
  • Sun, 21 Aug - day 4 - India 2nd innings 129/3 (SR Tendulkar 35*, A Mishra 8*, 35 ov)
  • Mon, 22 Aug - day 5 - India 2nd innings 283 (91 ov) - end of match

Match Notes