wide and cut for four, it's all over
That's your lot from Trent Bridge, one Test down in this five-match series. The circus moves to Lord's and England have confirmed that Simon Kerrigan will be in their squad, so an extra option for them. The second Test begins on Thursday, so not much time for us all to recover. Stick around for all the best analysis and reaction, the match report is already live so go and read all about this final day. But from the commentary chair, it's goodbye for now...
Presentation time. No tears from James Anderson this time I'm sure. The umpires get gift pens! How long before they're given to the grandkids? Man of the Match goes to James Anderson! His record-breaking effort with Joe Root was the highlight of the game...unfortunately.
Here's Alastair Cook: "A few people aren't taking to me, for me to have more wickets than David Saker is something special! And that was a Bob Willis impersonation. In this game we had a poor session, losing six wickets on a really good pitch. Thankfully we got out of it. Joe Root has come back really well, leading the time and marshalling those partnerships. It's a tough job being a groundsman and he's admitted he's got it wrong but you have to adapt and we adapted well. As captain, you just had to try things and that's all you can do. When it was reversing and the ball was hard, it became a bit more even. Simon had a tough experience but his record has turned out well. He might expect a bit more if he plays in four day's time, he could feature. He's a tough lad and he's come back from the experience at The Oval."
And MS Dhoni: "We needed a partnership this morning and we got it. It was a good Test match for us, we managed to put pressure on them and then we held up well when we were under pressure. We haven't had a seaming allrounder but Stuart Binny can be someone who can really contribute for us in the future. I don't regret not playing R Ashwin because there was no help for the spinner. We had good combinations and I was happy with the bowling attack. I don't think I could have changed much when Root and Anderson were going, we tried a few things but the ball got soft and the bowlers got tired and I don't think there was much else we could have done. A lot of youngsters have played really well. We wanted to see what kind of fight they are putting in and we're pleased."
Just a three-day gap before the Lord's Test and the bowlers from this match will have to recovery pretty quickly ahead of the second Test. England's batsmen will also have some recovering to do to after a dreadful collapse left them in all sorts of trouble at 202 for 7 on day three. It was the latest England batting misery but at least here they had the lower order, and Joe Root who made an excellent century and may well take the Man of the Match award for it, to rescue them. It actually gave the hosts a chance to put India under pressure on this final day but the tourists proved game enough to make sure we go to Lord's level.
There was a little flurry from England this morning with three wickets in the morning session that threatened to set up a chase this afternoon but Stuart Binny ensured that there would be no drama with a calm half-century. Nothing more was expected after it proved desperately difficult to take wickets on the opening four days of the match. It was a bit of batting practise for several players, not least Anderson, and an energy-sapping, soul-destroying game for the bowlers.
There we go then, the Test gets what it deserved, a boring ending thanks to a truly dreadful wicket, surely the worst that Trent Bridge has ever produced. It was so bad that James Anderson has provided the game's best performance...with the bat! His 81 yesterday and the record-breaking stand with Joe Root was the most entertainment the crowd got over the last five days. The worst Test England have been involved in for some time, they simply don't do bore-draws but a result has never really looked possible here.
Apparently could be the last ball of the Test, 5.05pm was the start of the final hour, or was it 15 overs, either way, here's the end...
length on the stumps, pushed off the back foot to mid-off
Vishwesh: "Whats with this game!? Bowlers getting runs and batsmen taking wickets!"
length well wide of off stump, slapped to point
full delivery down the leg side, flicked at, a huge appeal for a strangle and given out!!! Cook has a Test wicket! He tears off in celebration! A nonchalant take from Prior with one hand, they all went up, and Bruce Oxenford gave it out straight away, there's a mark on Hot Spot, great decision
a Bob Willis impersonation, or was it Derek Pringle, with arm flicking behind his back, length just outside off defending
awful back of a length outside off, pressed to cover
It's now seam up from Cook with two slips!
That was actually quite a nice over!
forward and pressed back to the bowler
middle and leg stump line, carefully blocked
well outside leg, Kumar sweeps and Prior takes it very nicely above his head, was it off the glove? Big appeal, not out
drifts away and turns back a little, takes the pad outside leg stump
similar line, it turns and bounces and takes the outside edge with Kumar aiming to the leg side, lands short of slip, very nice that
leggers! Middle and leg, pressed into midwicket
And now Gary Ballance, what is he going to send down...
oh I say! A quicker ball, 55.2mph! Guided from middle and off behind square
full length, Kumar well forward to block, no way he's getting out to this!
back and steered from just outside off past slip
this dips a little! Just blocked outside off
this looks like a non-12-year-old delivery, driven to cover
oh my word, a very slow, hugely tossed up delivery, met on the full, gently driven to mid-off
Oh good heavens Alastair Cook is bringing himself on to bowl! I don't think I've ever seen him bowl before, looks like off spin...
Ah, I may have overlooked something! The final day goes on time and the number of overs are a minimum so we actually have to keep playing until 5.15pm! More boredom to come before we can finish this off. They're taking drinks now and as you can believe they're taking their time over things...
off stump, turned from off stump to short leg
rocks back to a shorter ball and pulls through midwicket, lovely stroke