Player of the Match
Player of the Match
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    17.1 gone, Pandya strikes, and Cook is out in slightly uncharacteristic manner. Isn't short enough to cut, and Cook follows the angle away from him and stabs at it. Ends up edging to third slip, where Kohli takes an excellent catch, falling to his left and catching it with both hands, low, by his toes 36/4
    2.1 oh, what has he done?! Jennings plays no stroke and is rapped plumb in front! Did he lose sight of it somehow? I think it only just pitched in line with leg stump, then shot through at knee height and Jennings simply padded up! A complete brain freeze, and Jennings' miserable series continues... Straightening off the pitch, hitting the top of middle stump, Bumrah strikes! 1/1
    7.1 full and curving in late, hit on the pads again... and Dharmasena gives this one! Root reviews this time, but he doesn't look hugely confident. For good reason: no bat involved, and that's smacked the front pad bang in line with off stump! Ishant roars, Root's out cheaply, and India have made two big breakthroughs! Lovely delivery, that, proving Ishant doesn't just feast on lefties 15/2
    12.6 got him! This is beautiful bowling from Bumrah. He makes it so hard when he gets the occasional one to straighten away from the right-hander - as he's done here. His usual angle is so pronounced, into the batsman, that he almost always has to play at it, especially when it's so close to his off stump. Not so much Bairstow did wrong, defending off the back foot and pretty close to his body, but all he manages is a tickle through to the keeper 28/3
    34.4 wicked in-ducker from Shami, Stokes is tucked up and thumped on the pad... and up goes Oxenford's finger! Stokes will review, hoping that all the angles don't line up against him, but the odds look slim. Yep, that's hitting middle and leg! Stokes wasn't far enough forward to get outside the line, the ball whistled back in past the inside edge and pinned him like a butterfly on a collector's board 86/6
    26.3 full and tempting, 86mph and Buttler steers a fat edge to third slip! Kohli grabs a sharp chance to his right and England are five down! That dismissal can go down to batsman error, a pitch-up ball but it swung enough, loose from Buttler as he reached for the drive, India gobble up another 69/5
    59.3 tossed up straight, Moeen goes for the slog-sweep... but the top edge is pouched by Bumrah running in at midwicket! There's the partnership-breaker, Moeen falls trying to take on the spinner. Not a great shot, but the ball nearly landed safely, Bumrah had to cover some distance before sliding to hold the catch 167/7
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    76.4 bowled him, and England are bowled out for 246. Clears his front leg to try and launch this over midwicket. Ashwin slows it down just enough, and he ends up swinging too early, and losing middle stump 246/10
    64.3 gottim, trapped by the inswinger! England have no reviews, so Rashid has to accept Bruce Oxenford's decision and walk off, but that looked pretty adjacent... Full and curling in like cigar smoke, thunking the front pad, almost certainly hitting/clipping leg 177/8
    73.6 big appeal for lbw, and Kumar Dharmasena did not hesitate for a moment. I wonder about the height, though. Actually, no. Broad was playing back to a good length ball that came back in sharply, and ended up playing down the wrong line of it. Looked plumb on second viewing 240/9
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    34 (b 23, lb 9, nb 2)
    TOTAL
    246 all out (76.4 Overs, RR: 3.2)
    Fall of wickets: 1-1 (KK Jennings, 2.1 ov), 2-15 (JE Root, 7.1 ov), 3-28 (JM Bairstow, 12.6 ov), 4-36 (AN Cook, 17.1 ov), 5-69 (JC Buttler, 26.3 ov), 6-86 (BA Stokes, 34.4 ov), 7-167 (MM Ali, 59.3 ov), 8-177 (AU Rashid, 64.3 ov), 9-240 (SCJ Broad, 73.6 ov), 10-246 (SM Curran, 76.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    JJ Bumrah2054632.3001
    I Sharma1662621.6200
    HH Pandya805116.3701
    Mohammed Shami1825122.8300
    R Ashwin14.434022.7200
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    17.5 full, tempting... and Dhawan takes the bait! All that self-denial, but he can't override those natural instincts to feel bat on ball. Still, it was a super line from Broad, just pushed in towards off and then snaking away, kissing the edge before settling in Buttler's gloves as he went low to his left 50/2
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    7.2 big appeal for lbw, and Broad starts celebrating before appealing. A bit of hesitation from Kumar Dharmasena before he raises his finger. No hesitation from Rahul in reviewing. A good inswinger, but was it a bit high, perhaps? Seemed to hit him slightly above the knee-roll, in line with middle and off stumps, and according to ball-tracking that would have hit a good portion of the top of middle stump. Good decision from Dharmasena. Rahul didn't really get a stride in as he came forward to defend, and the ball swung past his inside edge. Didn't really get his front leg that far in front of the crease. Not the first time he's been out to the incoming ball in this series. England have attacked this weakness relentlessly 37/1
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    41.1 and he gets his man! Slants a good-length ball across, and when Kohli played at it it was at least on a fifth-stump line. Could have left it, perhaps, but the threat of the inswing probably drew him to push at it. A hard-hands jab. Nicks it, and Cook takes a low catch at first slip tumbling to his right 142/3
    46.5 big inswinger, Rahane trapped in front - and Oxenford gives it! But the call to review comes quickly. Is it a no-ball? Very tight on the line, but Stokes might just have some heel behind when his toes hit the turf... and third umpire Joel Wilson says 'fair delivery!' That was Rahane's best chance, because this delivery is homing in on leg stump - out, stays the call, and in heads Jinks! 161/4
    56.3 flighted, spinning on middle and leg, thuds into the pad - up goes the finger! India have no reviews, so he can't contest it, but that looked a good decision, and Hawk-Eye quickly backs it up, suggesting the ball would have straightened to hit plenty of leg stump. Not only will Pant not get off the mark, he'll not be coming back after tea, having notched a 29-ball duck! 181/5
    58.3 got him, he's flicked that in the air! Lovely flight again outside off, dip too, and Pandya has been stretching out to get close to the pitch of the ball rather than using his feet. Doesn't get close enough to the pitch this time as he stretches out to try and clip it with the turn, and short midwicket dives to his left and takes a good, sharp catch. Classic offspinner's dismissal 189/6
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    60.5 bowled him, that was a poor choice of shot. The line was too close to off stump for Ashwin to play the reverse-sweep, and he makes an absolute mess of it. Bottom-edges it, and the ball rolls into his stumps to give Moeen his third wicket. That's India's last recognised batsman 195/7
    60.6 and he's gone first ball! Typical tail-ender's dismissal, playing down the wrong line. Goes back and across to defend this one that spins in from outside off. Unfortunately for Shami, it spins a little less than he expects, and his bat comes down at an angle, allowing the ball to miss the outside edge and peg back off stump 195/8
    70.6 maybe he should have taken that single after all. Takes a big stride forward to defend as Moeen dangles another delivery into the rough, but doesn't get close enough to the pitch to defend safely. Inside-edge into pad, and it pops up for short leg to take it on the second attempt, having first reached overhead to parry the ball up. That's Moeen's fifth wicket - what a spell this has been! Ultra Edge shows a definite tickle as the ball passes the inside edge 227/9
    84.5 there it is, whirring in and slamming the glove, flies to slip at head height! Bumrah walks off wincing in pain, that's rapped him a blow on the bowling hand before looping to Cook for a simple catch - but a very useful knock from the No. 11, who's helped his partner to a hundred and India into the lead 273/10
    Extras
    17 (b 9, lb 1, nb 3, w 4)
    TOTAL
    273 all out (84.5 Overs, RR: 3.21)
    Fall of wickets: 1-37 (KL Rahul, 7.2 ov), 2-50 (S Dhawan, 17.5 ov), 3-142 (V Kohli, 41.1 ov), 4-161 (AM Rahane, 46.5 ov), 5-181 (RR Pant, 56.3 ov), 6-189 (HH Pandya, 58.3 ov), 7-195 (R Ashwin, 60.5 ov), 8-195 (Mohammed Shami, 60.6 ov), 9-227 (I Sharma, 70.6 ov), 10-273 (JJ Bumrah, 84.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    JM Anderson1825002.7700
    SCJ Broad18.556333.3410
    SM Curran1644112.5630
    KK Jennings20402.0000
    AU Rashid701902.7100
    MM Ali1616353.9300
    BA Stokes712313.2803
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    12.1 taken at slip! Rahul has to go through a nervous moment, grabbing at the ball as it evades his first grab. But the second third is solid. Cook walks with his team still trailing. Oh, he was desperate for runs, and this is the worst ball when in that mindset. It's full. It's wide. It's ripe for the drive. The left-hander goes for it and just a hint of nip away off the pitch ensures it's the edge that connects and not the middle 24/1
    31.5 pitched up, this nips in to hit the back pad - given! Jennings looks ruefully to his captain, then decides to review, but I don't think this is going to save him... Yep, that's plumb, Hawk-Eye projecting the ball would have crashed into leg stump! It stayed a touch low, which might encourage England's bowlers when it comes to the fourth innings but will be no consolation for Jennings. What a moment to strike! 92/3
    15.4 taken again and Rahul's wildly confident of it even though the ball comes to him very very low. The umpires come together and throw it up to their friend in the box. The soft signal is out. Ripper of a ball from Ishant, and it's the result of his angle from round the wicket again. He pitches it up on middle. Moeen's feet are planted, growing roots. The hands compensate for that, pushing at the ball, offering the edge up. Rahul is alert at second slip, diving forward and to his right. That's a superb grab. And it's clean too. 'I'm happy that fingers are under the ball,' says third umpire Joel Wilson and away goes Moeen 33/2
    45.6 tapped to the leg side, Stokes calls him through... and there's a direct hit at the striker's end! Has Root been run out here?! He doesn't look happy, but he waits for the third umpire, who confirms the dismissal! That's a shoddy way to go, though well played Mohammed Shami, who was quick to move from mid-on and fired in a direct hit! Looks like Root hesitated and Shami picked the right end to throw to. England's captain stalks from the field, and India have dragged the game back their way once again 122/5
    31.6 through him! Neck, crop and every other awesome adjective ever invented. A little loose from Bairstow, only inching forward, trying to drive a proper swing bowler on the up - while the ball is reversing. It's a tactic fraught with risk and all of it comes to roost as Shami swings a pitched up delivery from well outside off to clatter into Bairstow's stumps. Sensational delivery, seconds after lunch 92/4
    68.1 taken at slip and Ashwin bursts into a smile! He looks a relieved man as he wheels away in celebration, having lobbed a well flighted delivery onto Stokes' off stump and drawing the left-hander's outside edge. Rahane does very well to get it to stick in his hands, moving to his left. Excellent innings from Stokes, full of restraint and that he lasted 110 balls shows he has the technique to bat this way too 178/6
    84.6 inswinger from Ishant, raps the front pad... and Dharmasena gives it! Buttler reviews, pretty much because he has to; this curved in threateningly as Buttler pressed forward, falling over to off, impact in line - and it's clipping the leg bail! The decision stands and India have removed England's batsman of the series! 233/7
    96.1 run-out to end the innings. Curran tries to pinch two after he's beaten by a skidder from Ashwin. The left-hander plays a mistimed pull and pays for his greed. Ishant, the birthday boy, with the throw. Right over the stumps. Sharp enough to beat Curran's dive 271/10
    91.5 extra bounce, kisses the edge - gone! India strike with the final ball in the day, an excellent delivery from Shami that held its line and found the edge of the bat with Rashid hanging back. England do lose their eighth wicket before stumps, but they have a decent lead in this game 260/8
    91.6 caught behind! Just the start Shastri would have wanted in his big booming voice. And Shami provides it on a platter. A tasty little delivery outside off. Too tasty for Broad to leave alone. Goes flashing at it and only succeeds in giving Pant a simple catch 260/9
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    TOTAL
    271 all out (96.1 Overs, RR: 2.81)
    Fall of wickets: 1-24 (AN Cook, 12.1 ov), 2-33 (MM Ali, 15.4 ov), 3-92 (KK Jennings, 31.5 ov), 4-92 (JM Bairstow, 31.6 ov), 5-122 (JE Root, 45.6 ov), 6-178 (BA Stokes, 68.1 ov), 7-233 (JC Buttler, 84.6 ov), 8-260 (AU Rashid, 91.5 ov), 9-260 (SCJ Broad, 91.6 ov), 10-271 (SM Curran, 96.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    R Ashwin37.178412.2600
    JJ Bumrah1935112.6800
    I Sharma1543622.4000
    Mohammed Shami1605743.5600
    HH Pandya903403.7700
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    8.3 gone - thick-edged to gully! Anderson has another! India's gilded batting line-up is well and truly rattled now! Searching line and this has swung enough to square up Dhawan, pushing forward as a healthy edge flew low to Stokes... Anderson's celebration is such that he looks like he might just explode! 22/3
    3.1 keeps low! There's precious little a batsman can do when ball like that arrives. Rahul walks away after being thoroughly defeated by a good length ball, that under normal circumstances, he would have middled somewhere near his knees. But here, on this dry old pitch, it zoots through at ankle-height, takes a bottom edge, and tramples his stumps 4/1
    6.6 given lbw and Anderson roars. Pujara walks down to have a chat with his partner and then goes for a reivew. Its unlikely he'll be pleased with the result though. Peach of a ball though - pitched up to draw the batsman forward and then curling back in off the pitch. Pujara's hit on the back thigh and ball-tracking says it would be clipping the stumps. One of India's biggest hopes for pulling this off goes back to the pavilion. The other one will be walking down the stairs soon 17/2
    50.5 spinning in and taking the glove, lobs to short leg and Cook snatches the ball gleefully this time! Kohli reviews, does he think it came off the forearm...? Well, whatever he thinks, Snicko says it brushed the glove before flicking the pad, and Kohli has to go! That's the breakthrough England would have sold their grandmother for, and Moeen has got it! 123/4
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    60.5 huge lbw appeal and umpire Dharmasena says yes. Rahane's gone for the review though. There is a great deal of turn here. Will it be too much? Rahane is very deep in his crease. And this ball rips in out of the rough, far too quickly for even a set batsman to deal with. He goes for the flick. He's beaten and HawkEye beams three reds. India's final hope walks back to the pavilion. England three away from a series win. 153/7
    53.3 caught at second slip? England are certainly celebrating, and wildly. That usually means the soft signal's out and, yep, it is. Vicious ball from Stokes, hitting the deck and kicking up on the unsuspecting Pandya. He's squared up. He's pushing at the ball because he knows he's in the wrong position and he's panicking about it. The outside edge off the very shoulder of the bat flies low to Joe Root, who dives to his right and takes a very fine catch. England are breaking through that door after getting their toe in 127/5
    58.4 taken at deep cover! Pant knew his best way to survive, and possibly to help India get closer to the target, is swinging his bat around. But this time, having taken the trip down the wicket again, he's lashed this, inside out, straight to the fielder. England are closing in. 150/6
    69.4 speared into the pads, stays low as Ashwin plays across the line and misses... Up goes Oxenford's finger! It may or may not have been clipping leg stump [edit: it was missing] but India have no reviews left, and that's the game for England! Fitting that Curran, the man who resurrected England in the first innings, takes the wicket that seals the series after a brilliant contest here in Southampton 184/10
    61.5 appeal for lbw and umpire Oxenford sends him on his bike. Ishant's shuffle across the off stump took him a little too far to connect with this length ball speared into middle and leg. And considering he's deep in his crease, this might just have crashed into the stumps 154/8
    64.2 taken at long-on. Moeen will not be denied at Southampton. He averages something like 12 here and these will certainly help. Shami runs at the offspinner, aiming to launch him straight over his head. Gets too much height, not enough distance and an early party begins in the stands. Well, maybe not that early... 163/9
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    TOTAL
    184 all out (69.4 Overs, RR: 2.64)
    Fall of wickets: 1-4 (KL Rahul, 3.1 ov), 2-17 (CA Pujara, 6.6 ov), 3-22 (S Dhawan, 8.3 ov), 4-123 (V Kohli, 50.5 ov), 5-127 (HH Pandya, 53.3 ov), 6-150 (RR Pant, 58.4 ov), 7-153 (AM Rahane, 60.5 ov), 8-154 (I Sharma, 61.5 ov), 9-163 (Mohammed Shami, 64.2 ov), 10-184 (R Ashwin, 69.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    JM Anderson1123323.0000
    SCJ Broad1022312.3000
    MM Ali2637142.7300
    BA Stokes1233422.8310
    SM Curran3.42110.2700
    AU Rashid732103.0000

Close of Play

  • Thu, 30 Aug - day 1 - India 1st innings 19/0 (S Dhawan 3*, KL Rahul 11*, 4 ov)
  • Fri, 31 Aug - day 2 - England 2nd innings 6/0 (AN Cook 2*, KK Jennings 4*, 4 ov)
  • Sat, 01 Sep - day 3 - England 2nd innings 260/8 (SM Curran 37*, 91.5 ov)
  • Sun, 02 Sep - day 4 - India 2nd innings 184 (69.4 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

India 4th innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st4S DhawanKL Rahul
2nd13S DhawanCA Pujara
3rd5S DhawanV Kohli
4th101V KohliAM Rahane
5th4AM RahaneHH Pandya
6th23AM RahaneRR Pant
7th3R AshwinAM Rahane
8th1R AshwinI Sharma
9th9R AshwinMohammed Shami
10th21R AshwinJJ Bumrah