Player of the Match
Player of the Match

The tale of three Rs for India, in what was really a complete madcap innings. Rahane, Rahul and Raina have taken them to 165, which might prove enough, but they will have to bowl some really smart stuff. We'll be back for the chase in a moment, and it will be my London colleagues to take you through it.

Dernbach to MM Patel, OUT, and Munaf doesn't try to make the most of the chance. India are bowled out in this format too. Short and wide outside off, he swings at it without much intent and nicks through to the keeper.

MM Patel c †Kieswetter b Dernbach 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Munaf Patel has spent the whole tour watching from outside. Finally he gets a chance.

Dernbach to Kumar, OUT, classy deception! What a pleasing slower ball that was! It was bowled, it spent some time traversing the 22 yards, time in which Praveen set himself up for a straight drive, played it, missed, and thought about attempting another shot. Too late, the ball came through and tapped off stump. Easy peasy.

P Kumar b Dernbach 1 (5m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

Dernbach to Kumar, no run, swing and a miss. That was back of a length well outside off, PK swings hard but he is too far away from the ball as he has backed away, and misses.
Dernbach to Vinay Kumar, 1 run, short of a length to VK, who forces a single down to long on. Over to Praveen Kamikaze Kumar.

19 | 2 Runs 1 Wkt | INDIA: 164/8 | RR: 8.63

  • Vinay Kumar1 (3b)
  • Praveen Kumar1 (2b)
  • Tim Bresnan4-0-33-1
  • Jade Dernbach3-0-21-2
Bresnan to Vinay Kumar, 1 run, VK gets the single now, stays on the crease and nudges to the leg side. Six balls to go. Can they take it to 170?
Bresnan to Vinay Kumar, no run, behind the line again to a short of length ball, and defends it into the off side. India playing for stumps? Not a bad idea, really. They need to play out these 20 overs.
Bresnan to Vinay Kumar, no run, bouncer to Vinay, who gets nicely behind it and defends. This is what India needed in the Tests.
Bresnan to Kumar, 1 run, attempted yorker, ends a full toss as PK backs away exposing his castle. He just about manages to get bat on it and squeeze a single to third man.
Bresnan to Kumar, no run, menacing bouncer that, PK is pushed back into the crease and jabs it to the leg side.

Whodathunk India can't last 20 overs? Vinay Kumar is the new man in. Two wickets in hand. One of them, Munaf, is a walking wicket.

Bresnan to Raina, OUT, Another mini-collapse for India. Raina is gone now, and they are eight down. He's played a superb hand though. It was a back of length ball angling across Raina, who tried to launch it over the leg side, but ended up slicing it off the outside edge into the covers.

SK Raina c Broad b Bresnan 33 (26m 19b 2x4 3x6) SR: 173.68

"The Kumar at No. 42 is in," says Bumble! PK walks out.

18 | 13 Runs 2 Wkts | INDIA: 162/7 | RR: 9.00

  • Suresh Raina33 (18b)
  • Jade Dernbach3-0-21-2
  • Tim Bresnan3-0-31-0
Dernbach to Ashwin, OUT, Ashwin came, Ashwin went. He dabbed a length ball into the off side, loped out of the crease pointlessly and took for ever to turn back. Dernbach ran through to under-arm the ball onto the stumps.

R Ashwin run out (Dernbach) 4 (1m 2b 1x4 0x6) SR: 200.00

Dernbach to Ashwin, FOUR runs, and he's away with four. Fast and short outside off, Ashwin just waits for it to pass him and angles it along to third man.

Raina apparently did not cross over, so Ashwin as strike.

Bumble almost wants India to declare now. He reckons they have enough.

Dernbach to Dhoni, OUT, what an entertaining ball that was to watch! Dhoni is gone, and in dramatic style. He looked to bash this down the ground, got too violent for his own liking and lost the top hand grip on the bat and ended up slicing it one-handed high towards long-on. The debutant Hales was there, he nearly fluffed it as he tried to take it with the fingers pointing up, it popped up and landed on his shoulder, allowing him to grab it before it landed. He eventually exHales in relief.

MS Dhoni c Hales b Dernbach 8 (15m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Dernbach to Dhoni, FOUR runs, brutal. Dhoni lines up a length ball angling into him and bottom-hands the life out of it. It nearly sails all the way over midwicket despite never taking off.
Dernbach to Raina, 1 leg bye, speared into the pads, Raina misses one of those swings to the leg side and they get a leg bye to the leg side.
Dernbach to Raina, 4 leg byes, what a poor ball. Angled down the leg side, Raina looks to pull and gets some pad on it and it runs away to fine leg. David Lloyd reckons India will win this easy, given the nature of the track.

Dernbach comes back for some fun. Round the stumps.

17 | 17 Runs | INDIA: 149/5 | RR: 8.76

  • MS Dhoni4 (6b)
  • Suresh Raina33 (16b)
  • Tim Bresnan3-0-31-0
  • Graeme Swann4-0-28-1
Bresnan to Dhoni, 2 runs, the mini-chopper this. Not quite the helicopter. Dhoni swooshes the bat in a circular arc and lashes the ball out to deep point for a single.
Bresnan to Raina, 1 run, goes very full this time does Bresnan, Raina punches down the ground for one more.
Bresnan to Raina, SIX runs, even bigger. Visceral. Slower ball on middle and leg, full and in the slot, Raina bombards it over wide long-on. Boy, he's connecting these.
Bresnan to Raina, SIX runs, Give him the blue jersey (or the yellow one) and Raina becomes Superman. Doesn't quite like it when he's in whites. Length ball, in the region, Raina just whacks the leather off it. Tremendous cross-batted clobbering.
Bresnan to Dhoni, 1 leg bye, short ball angling in, Dhoni goes for a furious pull and gets it away off the pad to the leg side.

England 2nd innings Partnerships

1st0C KieswetterAD Hales
2nd58KP PietersenC Kieswetter
3rd3KP PietersenEJG Morgan
4th73RS BoparaEJG Morgan
5th35SR PatelRS Bopara