Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    51.1 wide and short of a length, Karthik plays a loose drive with no footwork and Prior does the rest, holding a thin but audible nick. Karthik stands motionless for a second or two before slowly heading off to a standing ovation 199/3
    14.4 width outside off, short-of-a-length and that was a deliberate strategy to entice Jaffer to upper cut off the back-foot straight to Pietersen at third man 62/1
    48.1 full, enough late swing to beat Dravid who was falling over as he shaped to clip the ball through midwicket and played inside it 189/2
    112.6 well, well, Anderson makes the breakthrough just as Tendulkar was looking set to finally reach three figures in this series...outside off stump and Tendulkar pushes at it sending a regulation catch to Strauss at first slip who gobbles it well...Tendulkar leaves to standing ovation, he might get one more innings but who knows 417/6
    79.5 well, the part-time bowler has made the breakthrough. The ball again nips back at Ganguly who is taken on the pad and a loud appeal is upheld by Ian Howell...but, oh dear, the replays show a big inside edge and Ganguly is unlucky. Collingwood gets his second scalp of the series, and both have owed plenty to the umpires 276/4
    101.2 Prior's caught it, Tremlett bowled it short of a length outside the off stump and got it to seam away from Laxman who stood on the back foot and tried to hit it through the off side, he got a thick edge on that and Prior took the easiest of catches 354/5
    130.5 doesn't work this time and he holes out to Cook at deep square. He couldn't resist standing up and trying to deliver a scoop but doesn't get enough under it, Cook taking a good catch, low 508/7
    not out
    110
    217
    193
    16
    1
    56.99
    150.3 flighted delivery outside off stump, Zaheer moves his front leg out of the way and tries to slog it down the ground, he gets a top edge that flies high in the air and straight to Anderson at mid-off who takes an easy catch 570/8
    156.4 excellent reflexes from Anderson, good length delivery on off stump, RP Singh doesn't move his feet and tries to smash it past Anderson who sticks out his left hand on his follow through and clutches on to a ball that is travelling at some speed 591/9
    169.6 down the track and swipes up towards gully where Vaughan takes a resigned catch, palms upwards. Panesar tries to give Sreesanth a stare, which doesn't work on a number of counts 664/10
    Extras
    54 (b 33, lb 13, nb 6, w 2)
    TOTAL
    664 all out (170 Overs, RR: 3.90, 718 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-62 (W Jaffer, 14.4 ov), 2-189 (R Dravid, 48.1 ov), 3-199 (KD Karthik, 51.1 ov), 4-276 (SC Ganguly, 79.5 ov), 5-354 (VVS Laxman, 101.2 ov), 6-417 (SR Tendulkar, 112.6 ov), 7-508 (MS Dhoni, 130.5 ov), 8-570 (Z Khan, 150.3 ov), 9-591 (RP Singh, 156.4 ov), 10-664 (S Sreesanth, 169.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    RJ Sidebottom3289312.9000
    JM Anderson40518244.5510
    CT Tremlett40613213.3015
    MS Panesar45515923.5300
    PD Collingwood711111.5701
    KP Pietersen604116.8300
  • BATSMEN
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    4.1 and Zaheer strikes just before stumps - Strauss pulling high off the bottom of his bat, sailing over to Sreesanth at long leg who takes a calm, collected catch 12/1
    31.2 caught! Kumble bowls a loopy delivery that is drifting down leg side, Cook leans forward and tricks to flick, he's far too early on the shot, he's almost finished playing it before the ball reaches him, the ball hits the back of the bat and lobs up tamely to RP Singh at mid-off who takes a simple catch 119/3
    19.4 full and it straightened, Anderson caught on the back foot, a loud appeal and Howell takes an age to raise his finger but eventually - and correctly -does so and the nightwatchman departs 78/2
    33.3 massive wicket on the stroke of lunch, Kumble tosses up the googly on off stump, Vaughan leans forward and tries to drive, the ball stops on him a little and he hits it with the inside half of the bat back to Kumble who moves a step to his right and takes a simple catch 124/4
    60.1 sucker punch! Pietersen launches a swishing drive, the ball spins and a thick edge is well taken by Dravid at slip 202/5
    81.6 there's the breakthrough, Collingwood plays across the line and Ian Howell raises his finger after a short think, but it looks like a dodgy decision as the ball was heading down the leg side - although the replay shows it was just clipping leg - and Collingwood clearly wasn't happy...the end of a fighting innings, but another England batsman goes after doing the hard work 288/6
    86.2 the new ball brings another wicket, a tame dismissal, short and wide from Zaheer and Bell goes for a limp cut - more a dab, really - and gets an edge through to Dhoni. Deserved reward for Zaheer, but a soft end to Bell's innings...it's amazing we've only seen one century so far in this match 303/7
    89.2 Prior's shocking game continues, a regulation edge to a regulation outswinger and it's well taken low at first slip by Sachin Tendulkar and England are nearly done and dusted...that was a very painful duck 305/9
    86.6 he bowled for that, another short ball and Sidebottom top-edges his pull straight up and Zaheer gets underneath it for a simple catch...the innings is ending quickly 305/8
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    67
    49
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    51.02
    103.1 Panesar lunges forward, misses the ball and that looks straight ... a loud appeal and Ian Howell agrees it was hitting. Much like the one in the previous over, but no no-ball to save Monty 345/10
    Extras
    49 (b 16, lb 12, nb 11, w 10)
    TOTAL
    345 all out (103.1 Overs, RR: 3.34, 453 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-12 (AJ Strauss, 4.1 ov), 2-78 (JM Anderson, 19.4 ov), 3-119 (AN Cook, 31.2 ov), 4-124 (MP Vaughan, 33.3 ov), 5-202 (KP Pietersen, 60.1 ov), 6-288 (PD Collingwood, 81.6 ov), 7-303 (IR Bell, 86.2 ov), 8-305 (RJ Sidebottom, 86.6 ov), 9-305 (MJ Prior, 89.2 ov), 10-345 (MS Panesar, 103.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Z Khan22133231.4500
    S Sreesanth2128023.8025
    A Kumble29.179433.2204
    RP Singh1837214.0030
    SC Ganguly51801.6010
    SR Tendulkar702613.7100
    VVS Laxman10505.0000
  • BATSMEN
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    3.6 a much better line, Karthik forced to play, and a thick outside edge is well taken falling to his left by Paul Collingwood at second slip. His footwork was slightly lacking there 10/2
    2.2 Jaffer steps back into his crease and shoulders arms, completely misreading the inswinger and is struck slap-bang in front of the stumps ... Ian Howell thinks ... and thinks ... and after a delay which would make Steve Bucknor look like the master of hastiness, he lifts his finger. The only thing there was height and it it did look as if it might be going over as Jaffer is a tall man and it hit him on the top of his pads ... and Hawk-Eye, for what it's worth, agrees 10/1
    34.4 outside off, Dravid feels for the ball and the resulting edge goes at regulation height to Strauss who is the sole slip 89/5
    6.5 bowled him! The stumps have been demolished, Tendulkar plays forward and drives away from his body, the ball swings into him and takes the inside edge and cannons into middle and leg stump, the sound was deafening as the stumps went for a walk, England are loving it 11/3
    28.5 out of nowhere Collingwood strikes, Ganguly is fed up leaving them so chases this one outside off stump and edges straight to Andrew Strauss at wide first slip - his 50th Test catch - and for the second time in this match Collingwood gets Ganguly 76/4
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    54.6 caught! Tremlett bowled a slower ball outside the off stump, the ball bounced higher than Dhoni expected and he stood without moving his feet and swished at it, he got a thick edge through to Prior who took an easy catch 158/6
    not out
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    13
    8
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    100.00
    Extras
    12 (b 1, lb 5, nb 6)
    TOTAL
    180/6d (58 Overs, RR: 3.10, 245 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-10 (W Jaffer, 2.2 ov), 2-10 (KD Karthik, 3.6 ov), 3-11 (SR Tendulkar, 6.5 ov), 4-76 (SC Ganguly, 28.5 ov), 5-89 (R Dravid, 34.4 ov), 6-158 (MS Dhoni, 54.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    JM Anderson1583422.2600
    CT Tremlett1525823.8605
    PD Collingwood1012422.4001
    MS Panesar1815803.2200
  • BATSMEN
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    31.4 there's the breakthrough, outside off stump, Strauss goes for a forcing shot through the covers, the edge flies to Laxman at second slip and he takes a comfortable catch...Strauss again falls after doing the hard work and India have their wicket 79/1
    34.1 caught, at leg gully! Kumble bowls a full delivery on middle and leg, Cook flicks and the ball flies off the middle of the bat to Laxman who takes a sharp low catch at leg gully, big big wicket 86/2
    60.4 the breakthrough, wide and slightly short, Vaughan flashes at it, gets an edge and Dhoni does the rest 152/3
    88.6 caught! Sreesanth gets Pietersen, a lapse of concentration perhaps after the century, the ball pitches short of a length outside off stump, Pietersen waits on the back foot and drives hard at it, the thick outside edge flies straight to Karthik at first slip, an easy catch, what a big wicket that is for India 289/5
    84.1 lbw! The new ball does the trick again! It pitches just outside off stump and angles into Collingwood who is lazy in moving his feet and gets struck plumb on the back foot in front of off stump, timely breakthrough for India 266/4
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    108.06
    105.2 a moment of madness ... Bell plays a premeditated sweep, he is as far forward as he could have been but it is full and straight and Steve Bucknor has no doubts 363/6
    not out
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    92
    64
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    18.75
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    18
    15
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    20.00
    Extras
    29 (b 2, lb 4, nb 14, w 9)
    TOTAL
    369/6 (110 Overs, RR: 3.35, 460 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-79 (AJ Strauss, 31.4 ov), 2-86 (AN Cook, 34.1 ov), 3-152 (MP Vaughan, 60.4 ov), 4-266 (PD Collingwood, 84.1 ov), 5-289 (KP Pietersen, 88.6 ov), 6-363 (IR Bell, 105.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Z Khan2035902.9530
    S Sreesanth2175332.5211
    A Kumble37912323.3205
    RP Singh1325013.8411
    SR Tendulkar1907804.1007

Match Details

Toss

India , elected to bat first

Series result

India won the 3-match series 1-0

Player of the match

Player of the series

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

11am start, Lunch 1.00-1.40pm, Tea 3.40-4.00pm, Close 6.00pm

Match days

9,10,11,12,13 August 2007 (5-day match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Thu, 9 Aug - day 1 - India 1st innings 316/4 (SR Tendulkar 48*, VVS Laxman 20*, 90 ov)
  • Fri, 10 Aug - day 2 - England 1st innings 24/1 (AN Cook 12*, JM Anderson 5*, 8 ov)
  • Sat, 11 Aug - day 3 - England 1st innings 326/9 (CT Tremlett 18*, MS Panesar 0*, 96 ov)
  • Sun, 12 Aug - day 4 - England 2nd innings 56/0 (AJ Strauss 23*, AN Cook 27*, 20 ov)
  • Mon, 13 Aug - day 5 - England 2nd innings 369/6 (110 ov) - end of match

Match Notes