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RESULT
4th Test, The Oval, August 18 - 22, 2011, India tour of England
591/6d
(f/o) 300 & 283

England won by an innings and 8 runs

Player Of The Match
235
ian-bell
Player Of The Series
461 runs
rahul-dravid
England 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Andrew Strauss (c)c †Dhoni b Sreesanth401061835037.73
Alastair Cook c Sehwag b Sharma34871264039.08
Ian Bell lbw b Raina23536449723264.56
Kevin Pietersen c & b Raina17523233927075.43
James Anderson c Laxman b Sreesanth1326322050.00
Eoin Morgan c †Dhoni b Sreesanth110170010.00
Ravi Bopara not out 4475833058.66
Matt Prior not out 1828272064.28
Extras(b 6, lb 8, nb 10, w 7)31
TOTAL153 Ov (RR: 3.86, 662 Mts)591/6d
Fall of wickets: 1-75 (Alastair Cook, 26.5 ov), 2-97 (Andrew Strauss, 37.6 ov), 3-447 (Kevin Pietersen, 116.6 ov), 4-480 (James Anderson, 127.1 ov), 5-487 (Eoin Morgan, 129.4 ov), 6-548 (Ian Bell, 142.4 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
RP Singh34711803.4714313011
Ishant Sharma3179713.1213010011
26.5 to AN Cook, Ishant strikes! What a completely different first over than yesterday. Sharma stays in the channel just outside off, this time slightly fuller, Cook thinks he can drive at this, he does so, but the front foot is not quite close to the line of the ball. A healthy edge settles with Sehwag at first slip. 75/1
Sreesanth29212334.2412521004
37.6 to AJ Strauss, Loose loose shot. Strauss has scored two runs in more than an hour again, and he now goes for the release shot off a wide delivery. Wide and full. He has to really stretch to reach it. Gets an edge as the ball moves away with the angle. Wasim Akram says on air that a bowler should bowl there on purpose once in a while. 97/2
127.1 to JM Anderson, gone! Sreesanth strikes to remove Anderson. The delivery was very full full - a long half-volley - and quite wide too. Anderson threw the bat at it, getting a thick edge to Laxman at second slip. He stood there for a moment, perhaps wondering whether it was a bump ball - it was that full - but that is a clear edge and he's got to go. There's no great send-off from Sreesanth, but he fixes Anderson with a steely stare as the batsman marches off. 480/4
129.4 to EJG Morgan, got 'im! Sreesanth hopped much wider on the crease for this one, sending the ball down full and wide. This time Morgan couldn't resist, poking outside off and sending a thick edge through to Dhoni. That'll help raise India's morale a touch. Enter Ravi Bopara .... 487/5
Suresh Raina1925823.05713000
116.6 to KP Pietersen, gone! Good catch by Raina off his own bowling! Good bowling too, actually. Pietersen ran down to repeat the shot, Raina held it back and Pietersen just checked his drive, ending up lobbing it towards Raina who dived well and held on with two hands. Ends another brilliant innings from the series' highest-scorer. 447/3
142.4 to IR Bell, Raina strikes, Bell is out! He was trying to force the pace, and stepped right across to off before bending into a slog sweep. Bat swished past ball, which thudded into pad in front of middle, and up went Simon Taufel's finger to send the batsman on his way. Bell is applauded all the way to the boundary, raising his bat in appreciation. He's helped to put his team into a virtually impregnable position. 548/6
Amit Mishra38317004.4714218214
Sachin Tendulkar201105.5051000
India 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Virender Sehwag lbw b Anderson86420133.33
Rahul Dravid not out 14626637820054.88
VVS Laxman c †Prior b Broad27120028.57
Sachin Tendulkar c Anderson b Swann2334654067.64
Suresh Raina st †Prior b Swann02939000.00
Ishant Sharma c Cook b Swann1980011.11
MS Dhoni (c)†c †Prior b Anderson1750522034.00
Amit Mishra c Bell b Bresnan4377856155.84
Gautam Gambhir c Pietersen b Broad1062671016.12
RP Singh c Anderson b Bresnan25232750108.69
Sreesanth c Morgan b Bresnan021000.00
Extras(b 8, lb 9, nb 1, w 7)25
TOTAL94 Ov (RR: 3.19, 378 Mts)300
Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Virender Sehwag, 0.6 ov), 2-13 (VVS Laxman, 3.6 ov), 3-68 (Sachin Tendulkar, 18.2 ov), 4-93 (Suresh Raina, 28.5 ov), 5-95 (Ishant Sharma, 30.6 ov), 6-137 (MS Dhoni, 45.4 ov), 7-224 (Amit Mishra, 69.3 ov), 8-264 (Gautam Gambhir, 87.3 ov), 9-300 (RP Singh, 93.4 ov), 10-300 (Sreesanth, 93.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
James Anderson1674923.068011000
0.6 to V Sehwag, Sehwag may have survived his first ball but he can't survive his first over! back of a length and coming in towards Sehwag, who plays across the line and misses, struck on the knee roll, huge appeal for lbw, Taufel lifts the finger, and England strike early yet again. That was going on to hit the top of middle and leg. 8/1
45.4 to MS Dhoni, Outswinger, inswinger, outswinger, easy as a Sunday morning. Beautiful bowling. Follows that inswinger with an accurate outswinger, pitches short of a length, just outside off, Dhoni pushes at it, the movement takes the edge, Prior does the rest. 137/6
Stuart Broad2135122.42996001
3.6 to VVS Laxman, and another one, Laxman is gone for 2, short ball in the corridor outside off, Laxman doesn't get behind the line, an angled bat is presented as he looks to defend that, gets the edge, Prior takes the catch, India sink further. 13/2
87.3 to G Gambhir, finally, there's the breakthrough! Broad strikes with the short ball, Gambhir getting himself into a tangle as the ball got big on him. He tried to fend to leg, but lost all control and the ball looped up in the opposite direction, to be held by Pietersen, running in from gully. A stubborn knock comes to an end, and it's looking increasingly likely that India won't reach the follow on target. 264/8
Tim Bresnan1735433.17839020
69.3 to A Mishra, Mishra's tenacious knock has been ended by a stunning catch! Bresnan landed one just short of a good length and Mishra rocked back to pull, but couldn't control the stroke and took one hand off the bat as he played it in the air behind square on the leg side. Ian Bell was quite close in there and leapt to his right to pluck the ball out of the air, completing a superb reflext catch. 224/7
93.4 to RP Singh, top catch from Anderson at third slip ends RP Singh's fun! Short ball that RP thought about playing, then leaving, then guiding, which he seemed to do off the face of that bat and it flew quickly to Anderson who pouched it above his head. 300/9
93.6 to S Sreesanth, that's it. Sreesanth drives this straight to short cover. 300/10
Graeme Swann31510233.2912911100
18.2 to SR Tendulkar, the sweep shot ends Tendulkar's troubled stay, he had used the shot well in the first Swann over, he tries the stroke once more, off the glove and pops up for Anderson to move across from the slip cordon and take it, once more Anderson plays a hand in Tendulkar's dismissal. 68/3
28.5 to SK Raina, is Raina's struggle over? the third umpire will decide whether Raina is stumped, big turn takes the ball past Raina's outside edge, he has overbalanced, hard to say whether the back foot is back in time, after many many reviews the third umpire gives it out, that equals the longest duck by an Indian, joining Irfan Pathan. 93/4
30.6 to I Sharma, this was on the cards, Swann has been outstanding, Ishant looks to defend once more, the turn results in an inside-edge and that pops up to short leg, the nightwatchman is gone, who will come in next?. 95/5
Kevin Pietersen712703.85253000
Ravi Bopara22000.00120000
India 2nd INNINGS (FOLLOWING ON) 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Virender Sehwag  b Swann3367775049.25
Rahul Dravid c Cook b Swann1332562040.62
VVS Laxman  b Anderson2442684057.14
Sachin Tendulkar lbw b Bresnan9117223511052.90
Amit Mishra  b Swann8414118310059.57
Suresh Raina lbw b Swann01317000.00
MS Dhoni (c)†c Swann b Broad319340015.78
Gautam Gambhir c Morgan b Swann327460011.11
RP Singh c †Prior b Broad032000.00
Ishant Sharma not out 721331033.33
Sreesanth  b Swann6991066.66
Extras(b 12, lb 7)19
TOTAL91 Ov (RR: 3.10, 387 Mts)283
Fall of wickets: 1-49 (Rahul Dravid, 12.6 ov), 2-64 (Virender Sehwag, 18.1 ov), 3-118 (VVS Laxman, 29.2 ov), 4-262 (Amit Mishra, 75.3 ov), 5-262 (Sachin Tendulkar, 76.1 ov), 6-266 (Suresh Raina, 79.2 ov), 7-269 (MS Dhoni, 83.2 ov), 8-269 (RP Singh, 83.5 ov), 9-275 (Gautam Gambhir, 88.3 ov), 10-283 (Sreesanth, 90.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
James Anderson1745413.17789000
29.2 to VVS Laxman, what a ball! Anderson has done Laxman again! Angled in, held it's line and detonated off stump! Laxman has had some unplayable deliveries from Anderson and this might have been another. That may well be the last time we see Laxman for India in England, he's never shown his best form here but he's a might fine player. 118/3
Stuart Broad2064422.20995000
83.2 to MS Dhoni, it's all unravelling in a rush! Dhoni gone now. Broad offers some width at a full, inviting length. Dhoni stretches to flash at it but could only outside edge to Swann at second who snaffled the sharp chance with ease. 269/7
83.5 to RP Singh, Broad has another! India collapsing in a heap! Held outside off stump and RP prods flat-footed at it, could only manage to edge through to Prior. 269/8
Graeme Swann38610662.7817013000
12.6 to R Dravid, England think they have Dravid out caught bat and pad. Given not out but England review straight away. Dravid doesn't look all that confident. It spun back from outside off stump, and passed very, very close to the bat before going onto pad and looping to Cook who palmed it with one hand and collected the catch. Given! The Wall has fallen! Must have grazed that inside edge after all. 49/1
18.1 to V Sehwag, wonderful, wonderful bowling! Swann wins the battle! Touch of air outside off stump and it spun back quickly between bat and pad as Sehwag drove loosely and into middle stump!. 64/2
75.3 to A Mishra, gone now! What a time to get it! Just before that new ball! A brilliant innings from Mishra, nightwatchman don't forget, comes to an end. Just played inside the line, expecting spin that never came and lost his off stump. 262/4
79.2 to SK Raina, Raina bags a pair the Swann brilliance against left-handers continues! Pushed forward to defend but the ball went on with the arm and he played outside it to be struck on the pads. He is unlucky though because replays show an inside edge as he pushed at it. Raina has had a difficult series and finishes with a pair that was spread over 42 balls. 266/6
88.3 to G Gambhir, Swann has his fifth! Gambhir has not looked himself this Test and it ends now. Skipped down to try and push a cover drive but could only outside edge loopily to point where Morgan held on. 275/9
90.6 to S Sreesanth, that's it! Swann has six and England win 4-0. In every possible facet of the game England have been superior and Swann gets to finish the series by bowling Sreesanth! The England fielders jump, yelp and hug, they have had a stunning six weeks. 283/10
Tim Bresnan1123012.72503000
76.1 to SR Tendulkar, gone! Tendulkar out lbw! Very brave decision from Rod Tucker but it's a mighty tight one. Just about clipping leg stump replays show. Good grief. Huge strike for Bresnan, drifting it in from outside off stump, Tendulkar played across the line and was struck bang in front but the drift was taking it onto leg. 262/5
Ravi Bopara301304.33112000
Kevin Pietersen201708.5042000
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MATCH DETAILS
Kennington Oval, London
TossEngland, elected to bat first
Series
Season2011
Player Of The Match
England
Ian Bell
Player Of The Series
India
Rahul Dravid
England
Stuart Broad
Series resultEngland won the 4-match series 4-0
Match numberTest no. 2004
Hours of play (local time)11am start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 16.10-16.30, Close 18.30
Match days18,19,20,21,22 August 2011 - day (5-day match)
Umpires
Australia
Rod Tucker
Australia
Simon Taufel
TV Umpire
Australia
Steve Davis
Reserve Umpire
England
Nigel Llong
Match Referee
Sri Lanka
Ranjan Madugalle
CLOSE OF PLAY
Thu, 18 Aug - day 1 - England 1st innings 75/0 (Andrew Strauss 38*, Alastair Cook 34*, 26 ov)
Fri, 19 Aug - day 2 - England 1st innings 457/3 (Ian Bell 181*, James Anderson 3*, 123 ov)
Sat, 20 Aug - day 3 - India 1st innings 103/5 (Rahul Dravid 57*, MS Dhoni 5*, 33 ov)
Sun, 21 Aug - day 4 - India 2nd innings 129/3 (Sachin Tendulkar 35*, Amit Mishra 8*, 35 ov)
Mon, 22 Aug - day 5 - India 2nd innings 283 (91 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • India: 150 runs in 41.1 overs, 173 mins (247 balls), Extras 16
  • SR Tendulkar: 50 off 74 balls, 94 mins (7 x 4)
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 116 balls (SR Tendulkar 24, A Mishra 28, Ex 1)
  • Drinks: India - 173/3 in 50.0 overs (SR Tendulkar 56, A Mishra 30)
  • India: 200 runs in 60.1 overs, 251 mins (361 balls), Extras 17
  • A Mishra: 50 off 103 balls, 139 mins (6 x 4)
  • Lunch: India - 216/3 in 65.0 overs (SR Tendulkar 72, A Mishra 57)
  • 4th Wicket: 100 runs in 220 balls (SR Tendulkar 41, A Mishra 58, Ex 1)
  • India: 250 runs in 74.4 overs, 306 mins (448 balls), Extras 17
  • New Ball Taken: India 266/6 after 80.1 overs (MS Dhoni 2, G Gambhir 0)
  • Drinks: India - 269/6 in 83.0 overs (MS Dhoni 3, G Gambhir 2)
  • Over 86.6: Review by India (Batting), Umpire - RJ Tucker, Batsman - I Sharma (Upheld)
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