3rd Test, London, Aug 9 - 13 2007, India tour of Ireland, England and Scotland
664 & 180/6d
(110 ov, target 500)345 & 369/6
Match drawn
player of the match
• The Bulletin by Anand Vasu

England wrest a draw but concede the series to India

India won their first series in England since 1986, albeit 1-0, after England held on for a draw on the final day of the last Test at The Oval

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Scorecard summary
India664/10(170 overs)1st INNINGS
Anil Kumble*110 (193)
MS Dhoni92 (81)
Monty Panesar2/159(45)
England345/10(103.1 overs)1st INNINGS
Ian Bell63 (96)
Zaheer Khan3/32(22)
Anil Kumble3/94(29.1)
India180/6(58 overs)2nd INNINGS
England369/6(110 overs)2nd INNINGS
Kevin Pietersen101 (159)
Ian Bell67 (62)
Anil Kumble2/123(37)
end of over 110Maiden
ENG: 369/6CRR: 3.35 
Matt Prior12 (64)
Ryan Sidebottom3 (15)
Anil Kumble37-9-123-2
Sachin Tendulkar19-0-78-0

6.55 pm "The Indians have just walked past me on a lap of honour. Flags flying, flashes blazing, fists pumping," says Andrew Miller. "The Bharat Army are going bonkers in the stand below me, and the whole team has just posed for a photo for the fans. Forget the tactics and remember the result. This is a hugely impressive victory." Well said indeed.

Well the Test series is done and dusted. Seven one-day internationals remain and before that India travel to Glasgow to play Scotland on Thursday. We'll be covering that game and the England-India ODIs that follow. Thank you for following the Tests with us, it's been fun. On behalf of Martin Williamson, Andrew McGlashan, Jenny Thompson, this is George Binoy signing off. See you soon.

6.40 pm The match referee Rajan Madugalle, the umpires Steve Bucknor and Ian Howell and the other match officials stroll up to receieve their medals.

Anil Kumble is the Man of the Match for his century in the first innings - his first Test hundred in his 151st Test innings. He took five wickets in the match as well. "It's definitely going to be my last Test in England and it's good to go back with a victory," says Kumble. "It's been special."

England's Man of the Series is James anderson for his 14 wickets in three Tests. He beat Vaughan and Pietersen to the prize. "It's been disappointing for the team," says Anderson. But he's bowled rather well through it, he was exceptional at Lord's and recovered from a poor Test at Trent Bridge to bowl well at The Oval.

India's Man of the Series is also a fast bowler, Zaheer Khan. he's taken 18 wickets at about 20 apiece. He started the series with a wayward spell on the first day at Lord's but since then he's been outstanding. His nine wickets at Trent Bridge won the match for India. "Our fast bowling attack has picked up over the last few years and hopefully we can build for the future," says Zaheer.

The England team go up to get their medals. Michael Vaughan says "I think we played a good game at Lord's but didn't over the line there. Rahul and his boys played really well over the next two Tests and they deserved to win. I'm happy with the performance today. We couldn't win the game so we tried to save it and I'm very happy that we did."

The Indians go up to get their medals and are given loud cheers by the crowd. "It makes me feel proud that I've captained this team," says Dravid. "Everyone's contributed to the victory."

And about the follow-on "My bowlers were tired and I thought that was it was the best decision. I can understand that the fans were disappointed sitting in their living rooms ... but we've won the series and that's all that matters."

He goes up to receive the trophy and the champagne is sprayed liberally (what a waste). The Indians are a perfect picture, laughing and celebrating a historic win, their first in England since 1986.

6.30 pm Thank you Martin, I'll try and keep the excitement within reasonable limits. It seems like ages ago since the rain came to India's aid on the fifth day at Lord's but since then they've come back well and dominated the next two Tests to take the series 1-0.

And because he's our guest and is rather happy, George Binoy will guide you through the presentations ...

Drawn And that's it, India celebrate as well they might, congratulating each other and then after a brief huddle in the middle, they start dancing with delight. England's players come down to the edge of the pitch to shake hands with the Indians ... lots of hugs and high fives between players and back-room staff.

Kumble to Prior, no run

turned past short leg

Kumble to Prior, no run

pad thrust forward, no shot but Bucknor won't give those at this stage

Kumble to Prior, no run

too full and clipped defensively behind on the leg side

That could be it but Dravid is keeping them out there ...

Kumble to Prior, no run

back and turns into the leg side

Kumble to Prior, no run

forward and dead-bats

Kumble to Prior, no run

googly which Prior offers not shot to but it bounced far too much ... an appeal and Bucknor just grins

England need 131 to win, India need four wicket ... last over. What a finish ...

end of over 1092 runs
ENG: 369/6CRR: 3.38 
Ryan Sidebottom3 (15)
Matt Prior12 (58)
Sachin Tendulkar19-0-78-0
Anil Kumble36-8-123-2
Tendulkar to Sidebottom, 2 runs

full toss which he pats into the leg side, and two runs as batsmen and fielder amble through the motions

Tendulkar to Sidebottom, no run

flatter and again aimed down the leg side, blocked

Tendulkar to Sidebottom, no run

blocked off the front foot with the bat this time

And Hawk-Eye backs him ...

Tendulkar to Sidebottom, no run

big appeal as Sidebottom plays with his bat behind his pad ... drifting down the leg according to Mr Howell

Tendulkar to Sidebottom, no run

offspinner which Sidebottom reads and leaves

Tendulkar demands more men round the bat ...

"What a waste giving Tendulkar this over," says George

Tendulkar to Sidebottom, no run

drifting down the leg side and it takes the pad

Two overs remaining.

end of over 1081 run
ENG: 367/6CRR: 3.39 
Matt Prior12 (58)
Ryan Sidebottom1 (9)
Anil Kumble36-8-123-2
Sachin Tendulkar18-0-76-0
Kumble to Prior, no run

googly which he easily blocks

Kumble to Prior, no run

pushed to short mid-on, Prior thought about the one and almost sold his partner down the river but Sidebottom got back

Kumble to Sidebottom, 1 run

full toss steered into the off side, Sidebottom turns down the run but then there's an overthrow as RP Singh lobs the return over everyone's ead

Kumble to Sidebottom, no run

too full and easily dealt with

Why are there still mid-off and mid-on saving the one?

Kumble to Sidebottom, no run

off the back foot this time

Safe as the Bank of England, our Ryan

Kumble to Sidebottom, no run

forward he steps and blocks

end of over 1072 runs
ENG: 366/6CRR: 3.42 
Matt Prior12 (56)
Ryan Sidebottom0 (5)
Sachin Tendulkar18-0-76-0
Anil Kumble35-8-122-2
Tendulkar to Prior, no run

short but pushed through, he steps back and guides the ball into the leg side but cannot get the single to pinch the strike

Tendulkar to Prior, (no ball)

up in the blockhole and dug out into the off side

Best performances - batters
Anil Kumble, portrait photo
A Kumble
110 runs (193)
16 fours
1 six
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
31 runs
6 fours
0 six
Kevin Pietersen portrait
KP Pietersen
101 runs (159)
18 fours
0 six
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
36 runs
7 fours
0 six
Best performances - bowlers
James Anderson, player portrait
JM Anderson
Zaheer Khan player pic
Z Khan
Match details
Kennington Oval, London
TossIndia, elected to bat first
SeriesIndia tour of Ireland, England and Scotland
Player Of The Match
Anil Kumble
Anil Kumble
Player Of The Series
Zaheer Khan
Zaheer Khan
James Anderson
James Anderson
Series resultIndia won the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 1842
Hours of play (local time)11am start, Lunch 1.00-1.40pm, Tea 3.40-4.00pm, Close 6.00pm
Match days9,10,11,12,13 August 2007 - day(5-day match)
South Africa Image
Ian Howell
West Indies Image
Steve Bucknor
TV Umpire
England Image
Peter Hartley
Reserve Umpire
England Image
Jeremy Lloyds
Match Referee
Sri Lanka Image
Ranjan Madugalle