Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SR Tendulkar
56(86) 8x4 - 0x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 4 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 0 0 3 0 0 0 0
SCJ Broad
64(66) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
1 0 0 1 2 0 1 5

Best performances - Bowlers

P Kumar
O22.0
M8
R45
W3
Eco2.04
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
TT Bresnan
O12.0
M2
R48
W5
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Nasser Hussain to lead the presentation ceremony. Rightly, he thanks the groundstaff for producing a pitch that has provided exceptional entertainment for four days. Then we go through the medallions for the umpires, Rauf has really earned his again.

"Those 100 really mattered when we were bowling and when we were batting we were four down but couldn't see that new ball through," says Dhoni. "I felt the bowlers were tired but their batsmen played some great shots. It is a bit of a concern that we haven't made 300 and it's a continuation of the series in West Indies, we haven't really had a gap, where we were struggling.

"Right now Zaheer is out there practising but I don't really know where he is with his fitness. Injuries happen in the game but when you go down to three bowlers it's hard work on the bowlers. My form is a concern because if you are the leader you need to perform. But you have to look at your preparation and if that is right and the processes are right the form will follow.

"Inside I felt none of us felt right about it [the Bell run out]. That's what really matters, not the rules, not the spirit of the game. You want to feel good about what you've done when you go back to the dressing room. We had something similar with Laxman in the West Indies and didn't want to be in revenge for that or anything.

"Well of course we can turn it around. You have to have belief in yourself and the team."

Andrew Strauss looks plenty happier: "There have been some outstanding performances in the two Test matches," he smiles. "It was a fantastic turnaround and I'm very proud on what we've done this week. Bresnan was unlucky not to be playing in the first Test match and he keeps putting his credentials in place making it harder and harder to pick the team.

"I didn't tell Swann and Broad to do anything other than play their natural games. Bell was outstanding. To score that freely in tough conditions was outstanding. He's in the form of his life.

"It was very commendable of Dhoni, he has set a great example to myself and other captains. I like to think I would have done the same in similar circumstances.

"We don't know at this stage about Trott's fitness he's gone for a scan. The primary goal is just to win the next Test match, we'll let everything else look after itself."

Stuart Broad is named man of the match "We're delighted to go 2-0 up. It's pleasing to pick up some wickets after they were harder to come by earlier in the season. My and Swanny never need encouragement to have a bit of a slog. Of course I've now found a fuller length and it's paid off but I tend not to look back and worry. We have a lot of depth and a lot of confidence in our unit."

Righty, that's all from me, Sahil Dutta, and from Liam Brickhill, Nitin Sundar, Sidarth Monga, Siddharth Ravindran and George Binoy. We have a break before the third Test, please join us then to see if India can come back

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England win by 319 runs From a first innings where England were 124 for 8 and India 267 for 4, England have ended up winning by a distance. Staggering performance, really.

What a match Stuart Broad has had. 64 to rescue England with the bat, 6 for 46 to rescue England with the ball and the last wicket as well. It might get forgotten after everything that followed but almost as good as Broad's effort was Rahul Dravid, whose first-innings century in tough conditions against a strong attack was remarkable. England's No. 3, Ian Bell, then matched Dravid's performance with a sublime century to set up the match before the bowlers finished it emphatically today. In a while, George Binoy will have a report that will explain it all, but for now check out our gallery of the day's best images.

47.4
W
Broad to Sreesanth, OUT, that's it! 2-0 England! Broad is the right man to finish it off, England would have been out of this match without him. As it is, he completes a crushing victory with a yorker into the base of middle stump as Sreesanth backed away. That is an immense performance from a very good side indeed. They can't lose the series now
47.3
0
Broad to Sreesanth, no run, bouncer to Sreesanth but again the batsman eases out of the line
47.2
1
Broad to Sharma, 1 run, having just said that Ishant flaps at this short one and it loops over short le again
47.1
0
Broad to Sharma, no run, Ishant's defiance continues. Easier now, of course, but he has dealt with the short stuff better than Raina

END OF OVER:
47 | 3 Runs | INDIA: 157/9

  • S Sreesanth0 (6b)
  • I Sharma7 (23b)
  • JM Anderson17-3-51-3
  • SCJ Broad14-5-29-1
46.6
0
Anderson to Sreesanth, no run, bouncer from Anderson and Sreesanth for once sticks to convention and gets out the way
46.5
1
Anderson to Sharma, 1 run, "catch!" was the cry from the bowler but no, it skews off the outside edge and over mid-off as Ishant aimed a rare swish down the ground

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SR Tendulkar
56(86) 8x4 - 0x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 4 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 0 0 3 0 0 0 0
SCJ Broad
64(66) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
1 0 0 1 2 0 1 5

Best performances - Bowlers

P Kumar
O22.0
M8
R45
W3
Eco2.04
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
TT Bresnan
O12.0
M2
R48
W5
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF