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    63.6 caught, Strauss comes down the track to a slider from Kumble, he gets beaten by the length and lunges forward at it, the ball takes the outside edge and flies through to Dravid who takes a comfortable catch at first slip, that's his 150th catch in Tests 218/2
    14.4 gone! Ganguly strikes! First blood for India! Cook gets into his shot too early, to one right in front of the stumps, and plays over it as the ball angles across him, it pitches and hits him in line in front of about off stump, and after a brief moment Steve Bucknor nods his head 76/1
    76.4 edged and gone! Just like that! Against the run of play, just as the sun comes out, Vaughan drives loosely at a slow cutter outside off stump and Dhoni happily accepts the regulation edge...and doesnt RP Singh love it? 252/3
    85.1 now thats edged and gone, sir! Zaheer pitches just back of length, gets just a hint of swing and Pietersen, again his feet not moving, plays away from the body and this time Dhoni takes a comfortable catch 286/6
    77.6 oh ho ho, the googly gets 'em! Kumble's turning it on, that was a top class googly that Collingwood failed to read, padding forward and getting caught plumb in front of middle stump, not the way you want to be facing this bowler 255/4
    82.5 cleaned up! RP pitches fuller on leg stump, Sidebottom drives loosely, misses, and the ball sneaks through the gap to disturb timber 272/5
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    24
    2
    1
    83.33
    91.2 bowled off the inside-edge! Pitches on a good length outside off stump, Bell's feet dont move as he pokes at it, and the ball comes in to knock back off stump! 298/10
    86.3 Sreesanth joins the fun! Pitches full just outside off stump, the ball swings in and Prior, trying to turn it away, plays all over it, ball strikes him high on the back leg and he's a bit unlucky to be given out by Bucknor as replays show that ball was carrying on over the top of leg stump 287/7
    86.6 gone, leg before again! Sreesanth gets his second in the over, with one pitched full outside off stump again, it slants in and catches Tremlett, stuck deep in the crease, in front of leg stump, no doubts about that decision 287/8
    90.4 but he gets his man next ball, with another full, swinging delivery, pitched on off stump, moved in and caught Monty, dead duck, in front of middle stump 297/9
    not out
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    2
    0
    0
    0.00
    Extras
    28 (b 9, lb 10, nb 2, w 7)
    TOTAL
    298 all out (91.2 Overs, 395 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Z Khan18.246223.3812
    S Sreesanth22.086733.0430
    RP Singh17.065823.4120
    SC Ganguly9.032412.6600
    A Kumble23.026022.6000
    SR Tendulkar2.00804.0000
    Fall of wickets:1-76 (AN Cook, 14.4 ov), 2-218 (AJ Strauss, 63.6 ov), 3-252 (MP Vaughan, 76.4 ov), 4-255 (PD Collingwood, 77.6 ov), 5-272 (RJ Sidebottom, 82.5 ov), 6-286 (KP Pietersen, 85.1 ov), 7-287 (MJ Prior, 86.3 ov), 8-287 (CT Tremlett, 86.6 ov), 9-297 (MS Panesar, 90.4 ov), 10-298 (IR Bell, 91.2 ov)
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    8.3 first strike to Sidebottom! He pitches it full, maintaining that tight line and relying on the swing back in, it lands on off stump and comes in to trap Karthik plumb in front of the stumps 18/1
    53.6 there's Tremlett's maiden Test wicket! He ambles in, bangs it in short, forcing Jaffer back in his crease, defending loosely with a lot of bottom hand, the ball pops up in the air and Tremlett, diving forward, holds onto a smart catch! 134/4
    11.5 and he gets the Indian captain with the outswinger, pitching on a length and shaping it away from Dravid, who pokes at it and ends up edging to Prior! Superby set up by Anderson 27/2
    35.4 gone! Anderson! Full delivery, swinging in from outside off stump, Tendulkar is caught trying to drive to leg, right on the crease, ball hits him in front of leg stump and they all go up in appeal, after a thought Bucknor raises his finger 106/3
    62.3 bowled! Anderson gets a third biggie, pitching it fuller on off stump, getting it to shape back in wonderfully and beat Ganguly's tame prod from the crease, the ball simply jagged back in and snuck through his defenses 155/5
    66.5 and he does get his revenge! RP, having played decently, decides to swing across the line to a short delivery, scooping it up in the air for mid-off to run across and hold a simple catch 173/6
    76.4 Sidebottom strikes again! He pitches the ball on off stump and instead of swinging the ball back into Laxman like he has been doing, he seams it away from the right-hander, Laxman leans forward and defends inside the line, he gets an edge through to Prior who takes an easy catch 197/9
    69.5 gone! He did it again, and this time gave Bell at third slip catching practice! It was short again, not rising too much on him, but Dhoni chooses to play at it with an angled bat, as if he wanted to get over it, and needlessly gave away his wicket before scoring 175/7
    74.6 Kumble goes! Sidebottom bowls a good-length ball that pitches on off and middle and swings back into Kumble who moves forward and gets hit on the knee roll in front of middle stump, that's out, and Simon Taufel confirms it 192/8
    77.2 Anderson has his fifth! Zaheer tries to pull a short ball to fine leg but ends up gloving it to Strauss at first slip, just rewards for some excellent swing bowling from Anderson 201/10
    not out
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    2
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    0.00
    Extras
    15 (b 4, lb 7, nb 4)
    TOTAL
    201 all out (77.2 Overs, 352 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    RJ Sidebottom22.056542.9500
    JM Anderson24.284251.7200
    CT Tremlett20.085212.6004
    PD Collingwood3.01903.0000
    MS Panesar8.032202.7500
    Fall of wickets:1-18 (KD Karthik, 8.3 ov), 2-27 (R Dravid, 11.5 ov), 3-106 (SR Tendulkar, 35.4 ov), 4-134 (W Jaffer, 53.6 ov), 5-155 (SC Ganguly, 62.3 ov), 6-173 (RP Singh, 66.5 ov), 7-175 (MS Dhoni, 69.5 ov), 8-192 (A Kumble, 74.6 ov), 9-197 (VVS Laxman, 76.4 ov), 10-201 (Z Khan, 77.2 ov)
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    10.5 gone! Well bowled. Whereas the previous ball swung into Strauss, this one held its line and Strauss was lured into driving at a full delivery outside his off stump. In fact, if anything, it moved away from Strauss's injudicious poke, handing a simple catch to first slip 40/1
    12.1 Zaheer strikes a second blow! Well bowled, pitching marginally outside the line of off stump, off a length, and swinging in to catch Cook playing forward and across on the bounce, in front of off stump 43/2
    35.6 sweet revenge! RP changes the angle and that does it for Vaughan, driving with a sizeable gap between bat and pad to one pitched full and nipping back in to knock back off stump, indeed the move over the stumps has worked brilliantly for RP, who drew an edge and next ball bowled him 102/3
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    62.91
    76.6 bowled him! Pietersen tries to pull RP Singh from outside off stump but the ball isn't short enough and he gets an inside edge on to the stumps, just like Ian Bell 275/9
    37.3 bounced out! RP fires in an excellent, well-directed lifter on middle and leg that catches Collingwood totally by surprise, he loses sight of it and gets glove on it as he takes evasive action, and the catch is gleefully accepted by Laxman at second slip 114/4
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    41.2 bowled him! This time the ball isn't as short as the previous one but Bell still tries to pull from outside off stump, he gets a thick inside edge that cannons into the stumps, that's RP's third wicket of the morning, Bell's dragged it on for the second time in the match 132/5
    66.1 caught! Zaheer pitches the ball on a good length on middle stump and slants across Prior who pushes forward and gets a thick edge through to Dhoni who has to dive to his right to take a sharp catch 251/6
    66.2 bowled him! Zaheer bowls a full ball on off stump, Tremlett moves forward and defends tentatively, the ball hits the inside edge on to pad and then rolls on to the stumps, Tremlett bags a pair on debut 251/7
    71.1 caught! This time Dravid takes the catch at first slip, Kumble bowls a quick delivery angling across Sidebottom from over the wicket, Sidebottom plays off the back foot and pushes hard at the ball, the outside edge flies to Dravid's left and he takes a sharp catch 266/8
    78.3 RP Singh gets his name up on the honours board! He pitches one on a good length to Panesar and angles the ball into the left-hander, Panesar pushes at it from his crease and gets hit in front of middle stump, Bucknor takes his time but eventually gives RP Singh his fifth wicket 282/10
    not out
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    3
    1
    0
    133.33
    Extras
    12 (b 9, lb 1, w 2)
    TOTAL
    282 all out (78.3 Overs, 360 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Z Khan28.067942.8210
    S Sreesanth16.036203.8700
    RP Singh16.335953.5710
    A Kumble17.037014.1100
    SR Tendulkar1.00202.0000
    Fall of wickets:1-40 (AJ Strauss, 10.5 ov), 2-43 (AN Cook, 12.1 ov), 3-102 (MP Vaughan, 35.6 ov), 4-114 (PD Collingwood, 37.3 ov), 5-132 (IR Bell, 41.2 ov), 6-251 (MJ Prior, 66.1 ov), 7-251 (CT Tremlett, 66.2 ov), 8-266 (RJ Sidebottom, 71.1 ov), 9-275 (KP Pietersen, 76.6 ov), 10-282 (MS Panesar, 78.3 ov)
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    10.3 caught! Anderson bowls a full ball on middle and leg stump, Jaffer tries to flick but doesn't lean into the shot properly, he spoons a comfortable catch to Pietersen at square leg, England have their first wicket 38/1
    47.2 caught! Anderson gives Karthik another full ball outside off stump, he moves forward and drives away from his body, the outside edge flies straight to Collingwood who takes a waist-high catch at second slip 145/5
    13.5 gone, leg before! Dravid doesnt move the feet, pushing at a straight one that comes on from outside off stump, striking him marginally outside the line and after a brief thought Simon Taufel raises the finger of fate, thats a big wicket! 55/2
    24.5 and Monty gets his man again! Look at those celebrations! In the same manner as in his Test debut at Nagpur, Monty tosses it up on off stump, and its the arm ball, Tendulkar gets forward, the bat stays behind the pad, he gets struck in line in front of about off stump, Monty and Co. belt out an appeal and after a thought Steve Bucknor raises the dreaded finger! Thats out! 84/3
    44.6 Sidebottom strikes early! He pitches the ball around off stump, Ganguly played for the one that swings away from the left-hander but the ball held its line and angled into him, he was caught on the crease and hit on top of the front pad in front off middle and off stump, Steve Bucknor sends Ganguly on his way with a good decision 143/4
    75.6 bowled him! Tremlett pitches the ball on a good length outside off stump and jags the ball back into Laxman who plays the ball from the crease, there's a large gap between bat and pad and Tremlett finds it and hits the top of off and middle stump 231/6
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    82.6 Sidebottom gets his man, the full ball pitches on middle stump and swings back into Kumble who stays on his crease and pushes forward in defense, the ball hits him on the pad in front of middle stump, Bucknor takes his time but eventually raises the finger, Sidebottom is delighted for he's been looking to dismiss Kumble in this fashion 247/7
    87.5 gone! Zaheer swivels and chases a short-pitched delivery down leg and gets a tickle on it, the ball brushing the underside of the glove as he rolled the wrists on it, and Prior is all too happy to accept the catch, England two away from victory 254/8
    90.6 bowled 'em! Monty tosses it up generously, holding it back in the air just a second, its a slower one that dips on RP, who loses his marbles and comes out with an ugly swipe across the line, only to miss the flight completely and the ball crashes into timber! Just the one wicket to get for England 263/9
    not out
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    7
    1
    0
    57.14
    Extras
    25 (b 13, lb 5, nb 1, w 6)
    TOTAL
    282/9 (96 Overs, 414 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    RJ Sidebottom19.044222.2100
    JM Anderson25.048323.3220
    CT Tremlett21.055232.4701
    MS Panesar26.076322.4200
    PD Collingwood1.00606.0000
    MP Vaughan4.001804.5000
    Fall of wickets:1-38 (W Jaffer, 10.3 ov), 2-55 (R Dravid, 13.5 ov), 3-84 (SR Tendulkar, 24.5 ov), 4-143 (SC Ganguly, 44.6 ov), 5-145 (KD Karthik, 47.2 ov), 6-231 (VVS Laxman, 75.6 ov), 7-247 (A Kumble, 82.6 ov), 8-254 (Z Khan, 87.5 ov), 9-263 (RP Singh, 90.6 ov)

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