Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    16.1 breakthrough! full and wide outside the off stump, Strauss needlessly flashes hard at it and the edge flies straight to Laxman at second slip who takes a sharp head high catch to give Sreesanth his first Test wicket! 56/1
    60
    206
    160
    7
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    37.50
    50.4 inside edge and the ball crashes into the stumps 136/4
    25.3 beauty! well flighted delivery, perfect line and length, Bell pushes forward to defend, ball turns in just enough to clip the outside edge, Dravid at first slip dives across to his left and takes a fantastic catch, England two down 81/2
    40.5 got'm! short ball on the middle and off stump line, ball stopped a bit after hitting the deck, Pietersen is bit early into the pull shot and the ball crashes into the leg stump after clipping the inside edge and Sreesanth gets his man! 110/3
    not out
    134
    355
    252
    13
    4
    53.17
    72.3 got'm! quicker delivery on the stumps, the one that goes straight on, Flintoff plays down the wrong line and gets hit on the pad, loud appeal and up goes the dreaded finger , was sliding down the leg side but umpire Howell was convinced that the ball would have clipped the stumps 203/5
    81.6 good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, this one straightened a bit, Jones pushes down the wrong line and gets hit on the pad, loud appeal and up goes the finger - Pathan strikes! 225/6
    87.2 wide delivery outside the off stump, slightly on the shorter side, Blackwell plays a shot filled with nothingness and ends up dragging it back into the stumps, wicket number three for Pathan - England seven down! 244/7
    99.5 and Santh gets his man! good length delivery, came in with the angle, pitched in line and swung away late, too good a delivery for Hoggard, ball clips the edge and goes behind, and that's nicely snaffled by Dhoni behind the stumps 267/8
    111.3 got'm! tossed up and turning away, Harmison comes down the track looking to repeat the previous shot but this time gets completely foxed by the doosra, Dhoni quickly whips off the bails and that' the end of an entertaining knock 327/9
    127.5 finally the breakthrough! full on the stumps, bowled from round the wicket, Panesar plays down the wrong line and the ball hits the pad on the full, loud appeal and up goes the finger 393/10
    Extras
    27 (b 7, lb 7, nb 12, w 1)
    TOTAL
    393 all out (127.5 Overs, RR: 3.07, 516 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-56 (AJ Strauss, 16.1 ov), 2-81 (IR Bell, 25.3 ov), 3-110 (KP Pietersen, 40.5 ov), 4-136 (AN Cook, 50.4 ov), 5-203 (A Flintoff, 72.3 ov), 6-225 (GO Jones, 81.6 ov), 7-244 (ID Blackwell, 87.2 ov), 8-267 (MJ Hoggard, 99.5 ov), 9-327 (SJ Harmison, 111.3 ov), 10-393 (MS Panesar, 127.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    IK Pathan2359234.0007
    S Sreesanth28.569543.2912
    Harbhajan Singh3459322.7300
    A Kumble40138812.2003
    SR Tendulkar201105.5000
  • BATSMEN
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    52.5 got'm! fuller length delivery, hint of away swing, Jaffer drives on the up and ends up with a thick edge, Flintoff at second slip takes it leaning low down. Hoggard on a roll here, India three down and in a spot of bother 149/3
    2.5 gone!! that's a big wicket for England, good length delivery, slightly held back, Sehwag drives it to cover, is beaten by the change of pace, its well caught by Pietersen at short cover. Its first blood for England! 11/1
    50.2 good length delivery, this one reversed back in a long way, Dravid is comprehensively beaten and the ball hits the pad in-line with the stumps, loud up and umpire Aleem Dar is convinced, looked like the ball would have missed the leg stump, Dravid bit unlucky there 140/2
    68.1 got'm! tossed up and this one straightened a bit, Tendulkar strides forward to defend and gets hit on the pad, loud appeal and umpire Aleem Dar is convinced, Panesar opens his account with a a big wicket! 176/5
    52.6 Hoggard strikes again! terrific delivery first-up, this one nipped back in a long way and Laxman is trapped plumb in front, Aleem Dar gives Laxman the bike key, India four down and in trouble here. 149/4
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    361
    263
    12
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    34.60
    135.4 you beauty! tossed up, this one drifts in with the arm, hits the deck and turns away late, Kaif is completely and utterly foxed, ball turns away just enough to miss the outside edge and the off stump is uprooted, classic dismissal! 322/9
    71.3 gone! good length delivery, right in the channel outside the off stump and Dhoni goes for the big booming drive with no real footwork and ends up with a thick edge, Jones makes no mistake. 183/6
    76.5 bowled from round the stumps, good length delivery, coming in with the angle and this one straightens a bit, Pathan is sucked into the drive and the edge goes straight to Flintoff at second slip, Matthew Hoggard - take a bow! 190/7
    134.3 finally the breakthrough! short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, the one that goes straight on, Kumble pushes forward to defend and the ball goes off the edge, Cook at second slip leans forward and snaffles it cleanly, end of a fine innings and a magnificent partnership 318/8
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    9
    4
    0
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    0.00
    136.5 got'm! good length delivery, this one nipped back in and Sreesanth is trapped plumb in front of the stumps - England end up with a lead of 70 runs! 323/10
    Extras
    27 (b 17, lb 3, nb 2, w 5)
    TOTAL
    323 all out (136.5 Overs, RR: 2.36, 587 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-11 (V Sehwag, 2.5 ov), 2-140 (R Dravid, 50.2 ov), 3-149 (W Jaffer, 52.5 ov), 4-149 (VVS Laxman, 52.6 ov), 5-176 (SR Tendulkar, 68.1 ov), 6-183 (MS Dhoni, 71.3 ov), 7-190 (IK Pathan, 76.5 ov), 8-318 (A Kumble, 134.3 ov), 9-322 (M Kaif, 135.4 ov), 10-323 (S Sreesanth, 136.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    MJ Hoggard30.5135761.8400
    SJ Harmison2757512.7701
    A Flintoff29106812.3411
    MS Panesar42197321.7300
    ID Blackwell702804.0000
    IR Bell10202.0000
  • BATSMEN
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    32.6 finally Pathan strikes gold! perfect line and length, shaping away late, Strauss had no option but to play at it, ball kisses the outside edge and goes behind, Dhoni dives low to his left and takes a fantastic catch - England one down! 95/1
    not out
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    364
    243
    12
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    42.79
    34.1 Pathan strikes again! good length delivery, pitched in-line and angling across, in the corridor of uncertainty and Bell tentatively pokes at it, a nothing shot to say the least and the edge goes straight to Dhoni behind the stumps, crowd loves it! Pathan on a hat-trick here! 97/2
    66.2 gone! drifting down the leg side, bit too full, Pietersen has a mighty slog at it and the ball steeples up off the top-edge to the short fine leg region, Dravid at first slip moves across and nicely settles under it, Kumble gets his revenge 221/3
    not out
    36
    76
    56
    4
    1
    64.28
    Extras
    23 (b 12, lb 7, nb 2, w 2)
    TOTAL
    297/3d (87 Overs, RR: 3.41, 364 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-95 (AJ Strauss, 32.6 ov), 2-97 (IR Bell, 34.1 ov), 3-221 (KP Pietersen, 66.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    IK Pathan1424823.4220
    S Sreesanth1023603.6000
    A Kumble32810113.1501
    Harbhajan Singh3067902.6300
    V Sehwag1014014.0001
  • BATSMEN
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    68.6 gone! good length delivery outside the off stump, Jaffer comes down the track and hits it straight to Strauss at covers, end of a brilliant innings 198/3
    4.3 bowled'm! good length delivery, the one that nips back into the right-hander, Sehwag drives on the up, ball moves in just enough to beat the bat and sneaks in through the gap between bat and pad, stumps are shattered and Sehwag walks back for a duck! India one down! 1/1
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    65.3 bowled'm! tossed up in the rough outside the off stump and the ball turns across sharply, Dravid plays down the wrong line, ball turns away just enough to beat the outside edge and the off stump is pegged back, another classic dismissal and that's Panesar's third wicket of the match 168/2
    72.1 Flintoff strikes! full and on the pads, bowled from round the stumps and coming in with the angle, Pathan chips it straight to Strauss at midwicket who was placed at the edge of the circle, Pathan's little cameo comes to a tame end. 215/4
    76.3 short of a good length delivery outside the off stump and Dhoni flat bats it straight to Strauss at long-off, hit it too well and the ball carried all the way to the fielder in the deep, Harmison with the much needed breakthrough 252/5
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    38
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    5
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    147.36
    78.2 and Harmison strikes back! yorker on the stumps, Harbhajan plays all over it and the ball crashes into the woodwork, India six down 260/6
    not out
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    Extras
    3 (lb 3)
    TOTAL
    260/6 (78.2 Overs, RR: 3.31, 361 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-1 (V Sehwag, 4.3 ov), 2-168 (R Dravid, 65.3 ov), 3-198 (W Jaffer, 68.6 ov), 4-215 (IK Pathan, 72.1 ov), 5-252 (MS Dhoni, 76.3 ov), 6-260 (Harbhajan Singh, 78.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    MJ Hoggard1672911.8100
    SJ Harmison17.244822.7600
    A Flintoff1727924.6400
    MS Panesar1625813.6200
    ID Blackwell1224303.5800

Close of Play

  • Wed, 1 Mar - day 1 - England 1st innings 246/7 (PD Collingwood 53*, MJ Hoggard 0*, 90 ov)
  • Thu, 2 Mar - day 2 - India 1st innings 136/1 (W Jaffer 73*, R Dravid 40*, 48 ov)
  • Fri, 3 Mar - day 3 - India 1st innings 322/9 (Harbhajan Singh 0*, 135.4 ov)
  • Sat, 4 Mar - day 4 - England 2nd innings 297/3 (AN Cook 104*, PD Collingwood 36*, 87 ov)
  • Sun, 5 Mar - day 5 - India 2nd innings 260/6 (78.2 ov) - end of match

Match Notes