Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    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
    not out
    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
    25 (b 13, lb 5, nb 1, w 6)
    282/9 (96 Overs, RR: 2.93, 414 minutes)
    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)
    RJ Sidebottom19.044222.2100
    JM Anderson25.048323.3220
    CT Tremlett21.055232.4701
    MS Panesar26.076322.4200
    PD Collingwood1.00606.0000
    MP Vaughan4.001804.5000

Close of Play

  • Thu, 19 Jul - day 1 - England 1st innings 268/4 (KP Pietersen 34*, RJ Sidebottom 0*, 80.3 ov)
  • Fri, 20 Jul - day 2 - India 1st innings 145/4 (SC Ganguly 25*, RP Singh 5*, 57 ov)
  • Sat, 21 Jul - day 3 - England 2nd innings 77/2 (MP Vaughan 16*, KP Pietersen 15*, 27 ov)
  • Sun, 22 Jul - day 4 - India 2nd innings 137/3 (KD Karthik 56*, SC Ganguly 36*, 41 ov)
  • Mon, 23 Jul - day 5 - India 2nd innings 282/9 (96 ov) - end of match

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