• BATSMEN
    R
    M
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    43.5 loose shot and a smart catch from Collingwood! Anderson succeeds with that angle across Gambhir as the batsman cannot hold back from squirting at a slightly wider one and Collingwood tumbles to his left to hold a neat take at gully 183/3
    83
    102
    68
    11
    4
    122.05
    22.6 Swann has his man! Sehwag goes to paddle one across the line, the ball hits him as it turns, he has gotten a ways forward and Harper upholds a massive appeal from the bowler, that one struck the front pad and looked like it would hit leg stump so a fascinating innings comes to a sudden end 117/1
    31.2 edged and he goes! Flintoff gets Dravid for cheap again, hitting a fractionally fuller length to suck him forward and defending, there's just enough movement to draw the outer edge through to a gleeful Matt Prior ... Flintoff has struck early on day five to boost England 141/2
    not out
    103
    317
    196
    9
    0
    52.55
    56.4 forward short leg gobbles him up! Swann lands one into the rough outside off stump, the ball sits up and Laxman gets across to try and turn one away into the leg side but is undone by the bounce and balloons the easiest of catches to Bell and England make further inroads 224/4
    not out
    85
    196
    131
    8
    1
    64.88
    Extras
    20 (b 5, lb 11, nb 4)
    TOTAL
    387/4 (98.3 Overs, RR: 3.92, 453 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-117 (V Sehwag, 22.6 ov), 2-141 (R Dravid, 31.2 ov), 3-183 (G Gambhir, 43.5 ov), 4-224 (VVS Laxman, 56.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    SJ Harmison10.004804.8000
    JM Anderson11.015114.6300
    MS Panesar27.0410503.8800
    A Flintoff22.016412.9004
    GP Swann28.3210323.6100

Close of Play

  • Thu, 11 Dec - day 1 - England 1st innings 229/5 (A Flintoff 18*, JM Anderson 2*, 90 ov)
  • Fri, 12 Dec - day 2 - India 1st innings 155/6 (MS Dhoni 24*, Harbhajan Singh 13*, 45 ov)
  • Sat, 13 Dec - day 3 - England 2nd innings 172/3 (AJ Strauss 73*, PD Collingwood 60*, 54 ov)
  • Sun, 14 Dec - day 4 - India 2nd innings 131/1 (G Gambhir 41*, R Dravid 2*, 29 ov)
  • Mon, 15 Dec - day 5 - India 2nd innings 387/4 (98.3 ov) - end of match

Match Notes