2.2 Hits the deck short of length, just outside the off stump line and Nash is hurried on to his pull shot and ends up swatting to mid on 1/1
    28 trapped in front. It was full in length, on the middle and off, slided in - the bat came outside the line- and strikes him in front of the middle stump 106/5
    7.2 RP Singh gets with a probing delivery just outside the off stump. It landed on a length, just outside the off stump and shapes away a touch. Yardy is sucked into a fatal poke. 18/2
    14.4 Ranadeb gets his second wicket of the match. Full and swinging away, inducing a loose drive and it went off the outside edge to left of point where Gambhir dived to take a very good catch. That would give tremendous confidence to Ranadeb. He had been wayward in the first innings but here he is slowly getting in to some rhythm. He is yet to bowl it consistently at a good line though. 46/3
    25.5 cleaned him up with the one that hastened on after pitching. It landed on the middle and leg, full on a length, Thornely went back, stabbed at it but missed it completely 96/4
    31.2 Oh why did he try to go for the third run. It drifted on to the pads and it runs quickly off the pad past the backward short-leg. RP Singh fires in a accurate throw from the deep to find Hodd short of the crease. 120/6
    not out
    32.1 And then they were three. Nipper inswinger on the off stump line, Rayner ends up playing all around it and the off stump went for a walk. 123/7
    41.4 Oh ... the fun ends. Saqlain gets out without hitting a six. It kicked up from a length, on the off stump line and Saqlain dropped his wrists and got his bat out of the way. It appears as if the ball thudded in to the elastic strap of the left glove and flew to second slip. Saqi is not happy with the decision. Did it his forearm. The replays are not conclusive . Sreesanth celebrates with a jig. 152/8
    47.1 Plumb. And then they were one. Quickish slider on the off stump line, Kirtley is hurried by the pace, has a stab at it, the ball thuds into the flap of the back pad in front of the off stump before making contact with the bat. 173/9
    not out
    32 (b 10, lb 9, nb 10, w 3)
    190/9 (55 Overs, RR: 3.45)
    Did not bat: CJ Liddle
    Fall of wickets: 1-1 (CD Nash, 2.2 ov), 2-18 (MH Yardy, 7.2 ov), 3-46 (CD Hopkinson, 14.4 ov), 4-96 (MA Thornely, 25.5 ov), 5-106 (RR Montgomerie, 27.6 ov), 6-120 (AJ Hodd, 31.2 ov), 7-123 (OP Rayner, 32.1 ov), 8-152 (Saqlain Mushtaq, 41.4 ov), 9-173 (RJ Kirtley, 47.1 ov)
    S Sreesanth14.034723.3512
    RP Singh11.042822.5400
    RR Bose8.022613.2510
    A Kumble20.045732.8505
    Yuvraj Singh1.00505.0000
    G Gambhir1.00808.0003

Close of Play

  • Sat, 7 Jul - day 1 - Indians 1st innings 281/3 (R Dravid 57*, VVS Laxman 37*, 90 ov)
  • Sun, 8 Jul - day 2 - Sussex 1st innings 146/5 (AJ Hodd 21*, RSC Martin-Jenkins 0*, 47 ov)
  • Mon, 9 Jul - day 3 - Indians 2nd innings 21/2 (KD Karthik 4*, Yuvraj Singh 2*, 10 ov)
  • Tue, 10 Jul - day 4 - Sussex 2nd innings 190/9 (55 ov) - end of match

Match Notes