1st Test: England v India at Lord's, 25-29 Jul 2002

Ball-by-Ball Commentary


Match State: Day 1 start scheduled for 11am local time (10am GMT/15.30 IST)

       Good Morning
       Hello and welcome to the Live Coverage of the npower Test series
        between India and England.
       Here we are at Lord's for the first npower Test match.
       This is Alec Stewart's 119th for Test Match, beating the record set
        by Graham Gooch.
       England are without their top guns - Darren Gough, Andy Caddick,
        Alex Tudor and Marcus Trescothick, all these players are injured.
       This opens up an opportunity for a few youngsters to make a mark at
        the highest level.
       Simon Philip Jones makes his Test debut at Lord's. He is the son of
        former Glamorgan and England pace bowler Ivor Jeffrey Jones, a
        left-arm fast bowler who played for `England in the sixties.
       Well, Papa Jones had one five-wicket haul in Test cricket, picking
        up 6/118 against Australia in January 1966.
       Interestingly, his wickets included that of Bob Simpson (225) and a
        certain Ian Chappell (17) batting at number 7.
       Simon Jones is a genuine quick bowler and should go on to do
        greater things in Test cricket than what his dad could achieve.
       English cricket legend Ian Botham has ben backing Simon Jones. The
        big man says, "Simon is still young and pretty raw, but so was
        Dennis Lillee when he first turned up.
       So was Jeff Thompson. Simon has got plenty of pace and that's half
        the battle at Test level."  Jones' FC record is quite ordinary
        though, having claimed 89 wickets at almost 37 runs apiece.
       Having said that, Jones has been quite impressive this year,
        picking up 36 of those wickets at 24.5 runs apiece.
       The youngster has reduced his run-up from 26 paces to nine, having
        sought the help of Olympic long jumper Lyn Davies.
       Mark Butcher will open the innings with Michael Vaughan in the
        absence of Marcus Trescothick with a broken thumb.
       Captain Nasser Hussain will bat at number three and Graham Thorpe
        at four, with the returning John Crawley at five.
       Alec Stewart, who becomes England's most-capped Test player with
        119 appearances, will bat at six.
       England : N Hussain (Essex, capt), MA Butcher (Surrey), MP Vaughan
        (Yorkshire), GP Thorpe (Surrey), JP Crawley (Hampshire), AJ
        Stewart (Surrey, wkt), A Flintoff (Lancashire), C White
        (Yorkshire), AF Giles (Warwickshire), MJ Hoggard (Yorkshire), SP
        Jones
       India go into this Test match with a high level of confidence after
        their stunning win on the July 13th against England in the NatWest
        Final.
       It was here at Lord's in the summer of 1996 - both Sourav Ganguly
        and Rahul Dravid made their Test debut.
       The master batsman Sachin Tendulkar does not have a good record
        here at Lord's - he has the scores of 10, 27 and 31 so far at this
        venue in Test matches.
       Tendulkar would want to make a big score here and even go past Sir
        Donald Bradman's record of 29 Test Hundreds.
       India have decided to go in with three seamers and a spinner.
        Harbhajan Singh has been left out - which means Kumble plays.
       India: W Jaffer, V Sehwag, R Dravid, SR Tendulkar, *SC Ganguly, VVS
        Laxman, +A Ratra, A Kumble, AB Agarkar, Z Khan, A Nehra
       England have won the toss and are batting first.
       India and England have so far met 13 times at Lord's - England have
        won 9 times, three times drawn and India won in 1986 - the
        solitary Test win at Lord's
       Clear blue skies and brilliant sunshine here at Lord's
       The umpires and players are in the middle
       We are all set for the start, Butcher is on strike, Nehra to bowl
        left-arm over the wicket
       Three slips, two gullies, cover, mid-off, forward short leg
       Umpire Rudi Koertzen checks if everything is ok and then signals
        for the start
       Here we go
   0.1 Nehra to Butcher, no run, short of a length, outside the off,
        moving further away, through to the keeper.
   0.2 Nehra to Butcher, no run, short of a length, outside the off,
        moving further away, through to the keeper.
   0.3 Nehra to Butcher, no run, short of a length, outside the off,
        moving further away, through to the keeper.
   0.4 Nehra to Butcher, no run, on target, Butcher defends, played just
        wide of square leg, looks for a single and then decide against it
   0.5 Nehra to Butcher, no run, short of a good length, defended
   0.6 Nehra to Butcher, no run, angling into the batsman, defended

End of over 1 (maiden) England 0/0
A Nehra 1-1-0-0 - Pavilion End
MP Vaughan 0* (0b) MA Butcher 0* (6b)

       Zaheer Khan to bowl, left-arm over the wicket to Vaughan
   1.1 Khan to Vaughan, no run, loosener, fired down the leg side, through
        to Ratra
   1.2 Khan to Vaughan, no run, bowling well within himself, angling away
        from the batsman, defended.
   1.3 Khan to Vaughan, no run, outside the off,  left alone to the
        keeper.
   1.4 Khan to Vaughan, no run, down the leg side, there was a noise as it
        went through to Ratra, loud appeal, umpire Tiffin not too
        convinced about the edge, not out.
   1.5 Khan to Vaughan, OUT: Gone! What a start to this Test match, Zaheer
        Khan strikes, Vaughan shuffling across caught right infront of the
        crease, loud and confident appeal for lbw, umpire Tiffin puts up
        his finger, Vaughan gone for a duck!

       England 0/1, Partnership of 0
       MP Vaughan  lbw b Khan  0 (5b 0x4 0x6)
       MA Butcher 0* (6b) Z Khan 0.5-0-0-1

       The new batsman is Nasser Hussain
   1.6 Khan to Hussain, no run, oooh! Hussain to shuffles across, rapped
        on the pads, ball doing a bit too much, Hussain survives.

End of over 2 (maiden) England 0/1
Z Khan 1-1-0-1 - Pavilion End
MA Butcher 0* (6b) N Hussain 0* (1b)

       Vaughan was caught right in front of the stumps... was a very good
        decision, would have hit middle stump!
       Nehra to continue
   2.1 Nehra to Butcher, no run, through to the keeper
   2.2 Nehra to Butcher, no run, outside the off, left alone
   2.3 Nehra to Butcher, no run, angling down the leg, tries to whip it
        away, hit on the pad, no damage done
   2.4 Nehra to Butcher, no run, short of a length, outside the off,
        Butcher is beaten by this one.
   2.5 Nehra to Butcher, FOUR, over pitched on leg and middle, Butcher
        quickly into position and eases it through mid-wicket, superbly
        timed stroke, first four of the Test match.
   2.6 Nehra to Butcher, no run, short of a length, angling into the
        batsman, Butcher gets right behind the line and defends.

End of over 3 (4 runs) England 4/1
A Nehra 2-1-4-0 - Nursery End
N Hussain 0* (1b) MA Butcher 4* (12b 1x4)

       Zaheer Khan to continue
   3.1 Khan to Hussain, no run, moving away off a good length, Hussain
        defends.
   3.2 Khan to Hussain, no run, full in length, on middle and off, Hussain
        did not pick the length early enough, is hurried to fend
   3.3 Khan to Hussain, no run, short and angling down the leg side,
        Hussain goes a bit too much inside the line and misses out
   3.4 Khan to Hussain, no run, Beaten! Excellent delivery, keeps the ball
        much full in length outside the off, late movement in to the
        batsman, Hussain plays and misses, Ratra fails to pouch it
        anyways, even the keeper was beaten by the movement - got his
        gloves to it to prevent four
       byes
   3.5 Khan to Hussain, no run, angling away, left alone
   3.6 Khan to Hussain, no run, angling away, left alone, ball starts to
        move towards leg after it went past the batsman, Ratra struggles
        to take this one too!

End of over 4 (maiden) England 4/1
Z Khan 2-2-0-1 - Pavilion End
MA Butcher 4* (12b 1x4) N Hussain 0* (7b)

   4.1 Nehra to Butcher, wide: no run, ho ho ho! Too wide outside the off,
        called a wide.
   4.1 Nehra to Butcher, no run, beaten! Short of alength, moving away
        from the batsman, plays and misses.
   4.2 Nehra to Butcher, (noball) no run, angling into the batsman,
        defended
   4.2 Nehra to Butcher, no run, slightly slower delivery, well up to the
        batsman, outside the line of off, played towards point
   4.3 Nehra to Butcher, one run, once again angling into the batsman,
        played wide of the man at mid-wicket
   4.4 Nehra to Hussain, no run, excellent delivery, sharp one too,
        Hussain squared up completely, plays a not too convincing
        defensive prod
   4.5 Nehra to Hussain, no run, pitched on off and moving fuurther away,
        left alone, Ratra takes this one neatly.
   4.6 Nehra to Hussain, no run, beaten, outside the off, Hussain in all
        kinds of trouble here

End of over 5 (3 runs) England 7/1
A Nehra 3-1-7-0 (1w 1nb) - Nursery End
MA Butcher 5* (16b 1x4) N Hussain 0* (10b)

   5.1 Khan to Butcher, no run, defended
   5.2 Khan to Butcher, no run, outside the off, left alone
   5.3 Khan to Butcher, no run, wide outside the off, moving further away,
        left alone
   5.4 Khan to Butcher, no run, angling in to the batsman, defended
   5.5 Khan to Butcher, no run, superb stuff, short of a good length, just
        outside the line of off, moving away, lures Butcher to push at it,
        beaten!
   5.6 Khan to Butcher, no run, faster delivery, this one moving in to the
        batsman, hit on the thigh pad.

End of over 6 (maiden) England 7/1
Z Khan 3-3-0-1 - Pavilion End
N Hussain 0* (10b) MA Butcher 4* (22b 1x4)

   6.1 Nehra to Hussain, legbye: one run, late inswing, pitched just
        outside the line of leg perhaps, hit on the pad, ball goes behind
        square for a leg  bye
   6.2 Nehra to Butcher, three runs, over-pitched, driven through mid-on,
        did not time it as well he would have wanted to, Agarkar does the
        fielding.
   6.3 Nehra to Hussain, no run, forward in defence
   6.4 Nehra to Hussain, legbye: one run, pitched outside the line of leg,
        off the pads and the ball goes behind square for a leg bye
   6.5 Nehra to Butcher, no run, outside the off, left alone
   6.6 Nehra to Butcher, one run, keeps this ball well up to the batsman,
        once again the late swing - ball moving away from Butcher, batsman
        squared up by this, thick edge and ball goes through covers for a
        single.

End of over 7 (6 runs) England 13/1
A Nehra 4-1-10-0 (1w 1nb) - Nursery End
MA Butcher 8* (25b 1x4) N Hussain 0* (13b)

       Zaheer Khan to continue, he is putting together a very good spell
   7.1 Khan to Butcher, no run, yet another excellent delivery, beaten
        outside the off
   7.2 Khan to Butcher, no run
   7.3 Khan to Butcher, no run
   7.4 Khan to Butcher, no run, angling down the leg, rapped on the pad,
        loud shout for lbw, not out
   7.5 Khan to Butcher, no run, on off stump, pushes it to cover off the
        front foot
   7.6 Khan to Butcher, no run, good length on off, defends it to cover
        point

End of over 8 (maiden) England 13/1
Z Khan 4-4-0-1 - Pavilion End
N Hussain 0* (13b) MA Butcher 8* (31b 1x4)

   8.1 Nehra to Hussain, one run, on his pads, taps it towards fine leg
        and gets his first run for the series
   8.2 Nehra to Butcher, no run, outside off stump, safely left alone
   8.3 Nehra to Butcher, no run, outside off stump, left alone
   8.4 Nehra to Butcher, no run, on off stump, good length ball, Butcher
        gets back and defends it to the off side
   8.5 Nehra to Butcher, no run, just outside off stump, Butcher opens up
        and defends it to the off side again
   8.6 Nehra to Butcher, no run, outside off, swings away, extravagant
        flow of the bat from Butcher, misses to connect, lucky not to edge
        it!

End of over 9 (1 run) England 14/1
A Nehra 5-1-11-0 (1w 1nb) - Nursery End
N Hussain 1* (14b) MA Butcher 8* (36b 1x4)

   9.1 Khan to Hussain, no run, on target, Hussin comes forward and
        defends it down with a straight bat
   9.2 Khan to Hussain, no run, good length ball, right on target, Hussain
        has his bat very close to the bat as he defends it towards cover
   9.3 Khan to Hussain, one run, wayward, down the leg side, Hussain
        easily flicks it to fine leg and gets a single, Zaheer concedes
        his first run for the Test
   9.4 Khan to Butcher, no run, right in the corridor of uncertainity,
        Butcher is drawn forward and tries to defend as the ball swings
        away from him to the keeper
   9.5 Khan to Butcher, no run, outside off stump, left alone
   9.6 Khan to Butcher, no run, fuller ball, on his pads, flicks it behind
        square leg, Dravid dives to his left and saves an almost certain
        boundary

End of over 10 (1 run) England 15/1
Z Khan 5-4-1-1 - Pavilion End
N Hussain 2* (17b) MA Butcher 8* (39b 1x4)

       Bowling change - Ajit Agarkar
  10.1 Agarkar to Hussain, one run, well up to the batsman, pushed to mid-
        on
  10.2 Agarkar to Butcher, no run, short of a good length, just outside
        the off, gets right behind the line and defends
  10.3 Agarkar to Butcher, no run, just outside the off, defended.
  10.4 Agarkar to Butcher, no run, outside the off, left through to the
        keeper
  10.5 Agarkar to Butcher, no run, outside the off, moving further away,
        left alone.
  10.6 Agarkar to Butcher, no run, defended

End of over 11 (1 run) England 16/1
AB Agarkar 1-0-1-0 - Nursery End
N Hussain 3* (18b) MA Butcher 8* (44b 1x4)

  11.1 Khan to Hussain, no run, excellent delivery, almost had Hussain
        playing at it, just outside theof and angling away, through to the
        keeper
  11.2 Khan to Hussain, no run, and again, Hussain not too sure where his
        off stump is, wants to play at it, then leaves it alone, too close
        to the off to be leaving alone.
  11.3 Khan to Hussain, FOUR, full and wide outside the of, Hussain can't
        believe his luck, plays a cracking square drive for four!
  11.4 Khan to Hussain, no run, just outside the off, left alone.
  11.5 Khan to Hussain, no run, angling away from the batsman, left alone
  11.6 Khan to Hussain, no run, outside the off, angling away, left alone

End of over 12 (4 runs) England 20/1
Z Khan 6-4-5-1 - Pavilion End
MA Butcher 8* (44b 1x4) N Hussain 7* (24b 1x4)

  12.1 Agarkar to Butcher, no run, pitched outside the off, gets the ball
        to move back in a bit late, gets right behind the line, covers the
        stumps, defends.
       Butcher has taken 45 balls to make eight runs
  12.2 Agarkar to Butcher, no run, down the leg side
  12.3 Agarkar to Butcher, no run, hit on the pad, ball going down the leg
        again
  12.4 Agarkar to Butcher, no run, good delivery, short of a length,
        outside the off and moving back in, defended.
  12.5 Agarkar to Butcher, no run, digs this one short, Butcher sways away
        from the bouncer.
  12.6 Agarkar to Butcher, five runs, goes back and pushes this ball in
        defence towards covers, Laxman the fielder, they go through for a
        quick single, Laxman had enough time to aim and ping at the
        stumps, misses thestumps at the bowler's end, Butcher would have
        ben run out by quite a

End of over 13 (5 runs) England 25/1
AB Agarkar 2-0-6-0 - Nursery End
MA Butcher 13* (50b 1x4) N Hussain 7* (24b 1x4)

       distance, no one backing up - and the ball goes over the ropes for
        five runs
       Nehra replaces Zaheer Khan at the pavilion end
  13.1 Nehra to Butcher, no run
  13.2 Nehra to Butcher, no run
  13.3 Nehra to Butcher, no run
  13.4 Nehra to Butcher, no run, played towards square leg
  13.5 Nehra to Butcher, no run
  13.6 Nehra to Butcher, no run, pushed to the covers, wants a quick
        single, would have been fatal anyways, no run taken - no damage
        done

End of over 14 (maiden) England 25/1
A Nehra 6-2-11-0 (1w 1nb) - Pavilion End
N Hussain 7* (24b 1x4) MA Butcher 13* (56b 1x4)

  14.1 Agarkar to Hussain, no run, full and swinging just a tad, and
        Hussain plays it away towards the off for no run.
  14.2 Agarkar to Hussain, no run, similar delivery again, Agarkar trying
        to keep the pressure on Hussain.
  14.3 Agarkar to Hussain, FOUR, full yet again, but this time the bowler
        drifts onto the pads and Hussain is quick to whip it away trhough
        midwicket for four.
  14.4 Agarkar to Hussain, no run, pushed outside the off-stump by
        Agarkar, Hussain tries to let it go at the last instant, the ball
        takes the inside edge and narrowly misses ricocheting back onto
        the stumps.
  14.5 Agarkar to Hussain, FOUR, short and outside off yet again, and
        Hussain slashes wristily at it, sending the ball flying over gully
        for another boudnary.
  14.6 Agarkar to Hussain, no run, delicately dabbed down outside the off
        this time, the ball squirting away into the slip cordon but along
        the ground.

End of over 15 (8 runs) England 33/1
AB Agarkar 3-0-14-0 - Nursery End
MA Butcher 13* (56b 1x4) N Hussain 15* (30b 3x4)

  15.1 Nehra to Butcher, three runs, super shot! Butcher just leans into
        the fullish delivery from Nehra, virtually urging the ball trhough
        mid-off. The batsmen pick up three.
  15.2 Nehra to Hussain, no run, full and swinging in, and Hussain just
        jams down on the ball in time.
  15.3 Nehra to Hussain, no run, full and swinging in yet again, and
        Hussain tries to play it away to leg, but the ball takes the edge
        and squirts away into the offside.
  15.4 Nehra to Hussain, FOUR, no swing for nehra this time, and Hussain
        capitalises, taking it on the half-volley and straight-driving
        with extreme felicity. The ball evades Nehra and hurries away for
        four.
  15.5 Nehra to Hussain, no run
  15.6 Nehra to Hussain, no run, comfortably leaves th eball outside off
        and swinging away.

End of over 16 (7 runs) England 40/1
A Nehra 7-2-18-0 (1w 1nb) - Pavilion End
MA Butcher 16* (57b 1x4) N Hussain 19* (35b 4x4)

  16.1 Agarkar to Butcher, no run, short of a length, outside the off,
        moving further away, left alone.
  16.2 Agarkar to Butcher, FOUR, juicy half volley outside the off,
        Butcher leans into the drive, glorious shot, well executed extra
        cover drive for four
  16.3 Agarkar to Butcher, FOUR, this time does the other, drops it short,
        a bit too short too, Butcher has enough time to go back and smack
        it through covers for four!
  16.4 Agarkar to Butcher, no run, digs this one well short, a bouncer,
        sways away from it
  16.5 Agarkar to Butcher, no run, much better delivery, short of a
        length, om middle and off, gets right behind the line and defends.
  16.6 Agarkar to Butcher, no run, outside the off, driven to covers,
        Sehwag fields

End of over 17 (8 runs) England 48/1
AB Agarkar 4-0-22-0 - Nursery End
N Hussain 19* (35b 4x4) MA Butcher 24* (63b 3x4)

  17.1 Nehra to Hussain, no run, on leg and middle, pushed to mid-on
  17.2 Nehra to Hussain, no run, angling away from the batsman, Hussain
        looks a bit shocked by this one, perhaps due to the extra bounce,
        through to the keeper
  17.3 Nehra to Hussain, no run, nothing shocking about this one though,
        angling away from the batsman, Hussain plays at it, pushing at it
        rather, beaten!
  17.4 Nehra to Hussain, no run
  17.5 Nehra to Hussain, (noball) one run, played behind square for a
        single, that is the fifty on the board.
  17.5 Nehra to Butcher, no run, on middle and off, gets behind the line
        and defends
  17.6 Nehra to Butcher, no run, bouncer, ducks under it

End of over 18 (2 runs) England 50/1
A Nehra 8-2-20-0 (1w 2nb) - Pavilion End
N Hussain 20* (40b 4x4) MA Butcher 24* (65b 3x4)

       Another bowling change, it is spin time in Lord's - Anil Kumble
  18.1 Kumble to Hussain, no run, flat and quick, drifting in to the
        batsman, opens the face of the bat and plays it to the off side
  18.2 Kumble to Hussain, no run, goes back and punches it past Kumble
        towards mid-off
  18.3 Kumble to Hussain, no run, drifting down the leg, goes for the
        sweep, not too convincing shot, hit on the pad.
  18.4 Kumble to Hussain, no run, playing slightly inside-out, waits for
        the ball and defends.
  18.5 Kumble to Hussain, no run, this one skids through , Hussain lucky
        to get a bat on it
  18.6 Kumble to Hussain, no run, tossed up, forward in defence

End of over 19 (maiden) England 50/1
A Kumble 1-1-0-0 - Nursery End
MA Butcher 24* (65b 3x4) N Hussain 20* (46b 4x4)

       Change of ends for Agarkar
  19.1 Agarkar to Butcher, no run, keeps the batsman honest in defence
        with an excellent delivery on middle and leg, moving away too.
  19.2 Agarkar to Butcher, no run, getting the ball to swing back in,
        defended
  19.3 Agarkar to Butcher, no run, on leg and middle, pushed in defence to
        mid-wicket
  19.4 Agarkar to Butcher, no run, just outside the line of off, Butcher
        very watchful indeed, defends
  19.5 Agarkar to Butcher, FOUR, oh! This is a very bad ball, almost a
        long hop outside the off, begging to be hit, Butcher has all the
        time in the world to smash it through covers for four!
  19.6 Agarkar to Butcher, no run, angling away from the batsman, left
        alone.

End of over 20 (4 runs) England 54/1
AB Agarkar 5-0-26-0 - Pavilion End
N Hussain 20* (46b 4x4) MA Butcher 28* (71b 4x4)

  20.1 Kumble to Hussain, no run, Hussain strugglign here, commits himself
        on the backfoot, ball keeps low outside the off, Hussain caught in
        two minds - defends.
  20.2 Kumble to Hussain, two runs, outside the off, opens the face of the
        bat and runs it down to third-man
  20.3 Kumble to Hussain, FOUR, short and wide outside the off, cracking
        cut shot - four!
  20.4 Kumble to Hussain, no run, extra bounce outside the off, Hussain
        cuts again, finds the fielder at backward point, Tendulkar it is
  20.5 Kumble to Hussain, no run, forward in defence
  20.6 Kumble to Hussain, no run, tossed up, on the leg stump, Hussain
        once again looking to play the inside-out drive, has to push it
        tamely to mid-wicket, that was a missed opportunity

End of over 21 (6 runs) England 60/1
A Kumble 2-1-6-0 - Nursery End
MA Butcher 28* (71b 4x4) N Hussain 26* (52b 5x4)

  21.1 Agarkar to Butcher, one run, outside the leg, played down to fine
        leg, Zaheer Khan the fielder
  21.2 Agarkar to Hussain, no run, just outside the off, Hussain in
        trouble at all, defends.
  21.3 Agarkar to Hussain, FOUR, another shocking delivery! Half way down
        the track it pitches, Hussain has enough time to rock back and
        pull it away for four
  21.4 Agarkar to Hussain, no run, angling in to the batsman, defended
       In the previous over bowled by Kumble, there was evidence of the
        two-bounce nature of this track, one kept very low and another
        just shot up
  21.5 Agarkar to Hussain, no run, thick inside edge onto the pads, loud
        shout for lbw
  21.6 Agarkar to Hussain, no run, just outside the off, Hussain looks to
        play at it, finally leaves it to the keeper

End of over 22 (5 runs) England 65/1
AB Agarkar 6-0-31-0 - Pavilion End
MA Butcher 29* (72b 4x4) N Hussain 30* (57b 6x4)

  22.1 Kumble to Butcher, no run, well wide outside the off
  22.2 Kumble to Butcher, no run, outside the off, left alone
  22.3 Kumble to Butcher, no run, tossed up, outside the of, goes for the
        expansive drive, thick edge and the ball goes to backward point
  22.4 Kumble to Butcher, no run, outside the off, left alone
  22.5 Kumble to Butcher, no run, ooh! The googly! Beaten outside the off
  22.6 Kumble to Butcher, no run, forward in defence

End of over 23 (maiden) England 65/1
A Kumble 3-2-6-0 - Nursery End
N Hussain 30* (57b 6x4) MA Butcher 29* (78b 4x4)

       Agarkar continues
  23.1 Agarkar to Hussain, no run, outside the off, left alone
  23.2 Agarkar to Hussain, no run, outside the off, left alone
  23.3 Agarkar to Hussain, no run, outside the off again, Hussain as
        nothing to do with it
  23.4 Agarkar to Hussain, no run, just outside the off, Hussain leaves
        this alone too
  23.5 Agarkar to Hussain, one run, gets an inside edge, ball goes wide of
        mid-wicket
  23.6 Agarkar to Butcher, no run, digs in a bouncer, sways away from it

End of over 24 (1 run) England 66/1
AB Agarkar 7-0-32-0 - Pavilion End
N Hussain 31* (62b 6x4) MA Butcher 29* (79b 4x4)

  24.1 Kumble to Hussain, no run, Hussain always looking for the inside-
        out drive, defends
  24.2 Kumble to Hussain, no run, forward in defence
  24.3 Kumble to Hussain, FOUR, Hussain wins the mind game for once,
        Kumble expecting Hussain to go for the inside out drive, tosses it
        up on leg and middle, Hussain sashays down the track and plays a
        lofted on drive for four
  24.4 Kumble to Hussain, no run, outside the off, pushed in defence
  24.5 Kumble to Hussain, no run, tossed up, forward in defence
  24.6 Kumble to Hussain, no run, the top spinner, goes back and plays
        down the track

End of over 25 (4 runs) England 70/1
A Kumble 4-2-10-0 - Nursery End
MA Butcher 29* (79b 4x4) N Hussain 35* (68b 7x4)

       Bowling change - Zaheer Khan
  25.1 Khan to Butcher, no run, short of a good length, outside the off,
        defended
  25.2 Khan to Butcher, no run, outside the off, moving further away, left
        alone
  25.3 Khan to Butcher, no run, just outside the off, not at express pace
        by any means, defended
  25.4 Khan to Butcher, no run, outside the off, pushed to covers
  25.5 Khan to Butcher, no run, outside the off, this one holds its line,
        Butcher gets a thick inside edge
  25.6 Khan to Butcher, no run, big swing, after the ball went past the
        batsman outside the off, Ratra has to go a long way down the leg
        to pouch it.

End of over 26 (maiden) England 70/1
Z Khan 7-5-5-1 - Pavilion End
N Hussain 35* (68b 7x4) MA Butcher 29* (85b 4x4)

       A few dark clouds moving in...
  26.1 Kumble to Hussain, no run, once again Hussain playing inside out,
        defends
       Hussain not too happy with some movement behind the bowler's arm,
        very animated and a bit agitated too!
  26.2 Kumble to Hussain, no run, outside the off, defended
  26.3 Kumble to Hussain, one run, tucked behind square for a single
  26.4 Kumble to Butcher, OUT: Got'm! This is a big wicket right before
        the luncheon break, Butcher pushing forward, takes the leading
        edge and ball pops up on the on side, Wasim Jaffer diving to his
        right takes the catch, all over for Butcher, does not wait for the
        umpire

       England 71/2, Partnership of 71
       MA Butcher  c Jaffer b Kumble  29 (86b 4x4 0x6)
       N Hussain 36* (71b 7x4) A Kumble 4.4-2-11-1

       to give him out, walks back to the pavilion.
       Graham Thorpe is the new batsman
  26.5 Kumble to Thorpe, FOUR, full toss outside the off, put away nicely
        through covers, four!
  26.6 Kumble to Thorpe, no run, fast delivery, Thorpe pushes forward,
        beaten outside the off.

End of over 27 (5 runs) England 75/2
A Kumble 5-2-15-1 - Nursery End
N Hussain 36* (71b 7x4) GP Thorpe 4* (2b 1x4)

  27.1 Khan to Hussain, no run, just outside the off, Hussain watches it
        carefully, leaves it alone
  27.2 Khan to Hussain, no run, angling away from the batsman, left alone
  27.3 Khan to Hussain, no run, outside the off, left alone
  27.4 Khan to Hussain, no run, gets right behind the line and defends
  27.5 Khan to Hussain, one run, full in length, pushed through covers
  27.6 Khan to Thorpe, no run, plays and misses outside the off. And that
        is lunch here at Lord's.

End of over 28 (1 run) England 76/2
Z Khan 8-5-6-1 - Pavilion End
N Hussain 37* (76b 7x4) GP Thorpe 4* (3b 1x4)

       England have scored 76 runs, losing both their openers - Vaughan
        for a duck and Butcher for 29. Hussain is 37 not out, Thorpe has
        faced just three balls and has hit a boundary. 28 overs bowled in
        the first session.
       We will be back at 1240 Hrs GMT, 1810 Hrs IST

Match State: Lunch - Day 1

       Good Afternoon and welcome back to Lord's
       It is slightly murky here, dark clouds hanging around in the
        distance, posing no threat as of now
       Play is about to start after the luncheon interval
       Anil Kumble to bowl to Hussain
  28.1 Kumble to Hussain, no run, well tossed up, forward in defence
  28.2 Kumble to Hussain, no run, pushed firmly past Kumble to mid-off.
  28.3 Kumble to Hussain, no run, outside the off, left alone
  28.4 Kumble to Hussain, no run, just outside the off, played in defence
        towards silly point
  28.5 Kumble to Hussain, legbye: two runs, too close to the pads to be
        sweeping at this one, goes for it, off the pads the ball goes down
        to fine leg for a couple of leg byes
  28.6 Kumble to Hussain, no run, gets right behind theline and defends.

End of over 29 (2 runs, maiden) England 78/2
A Kumble 6-3-15-1 - Nursery End
GP Thorpe 4* (3b 1x4) N Hussain 37* (82b 7x4)

       Zaheer Khan to bowl
  29.1 Khan to Thorpe, no run, outside the off, goes for the cut, beaten
  29.2 Khan to Thorpe, no run, outside the off, moving further away from
        the batsman, left alone
  29.3 Khan to Thorpe, no run, angling in to the batsman, defended
  29.4 Khan to Thorpe, no run, angling in to the batsman, defended
  29.5 Khan to Thorpe, OUT: Bowled'm! Oh What a ball! Thorpe plays for the
        one angling in, this one pitches on middle and leg and goes the
        other away, Thorpe pushes forward, ball hits off stump, superb
        piece of seam bowling!

       England 78/3, Partnership of 7
       GP Thorpe  b Khan  4 (8b 1x4 0x6)
       N Hussain 37* (82b 7x4) Z Khan 8.5-5-6-2

       Crawley is the new batsman
  29.6 Khan to Crawley, FOUR, full toss outside the off, Crawley makes
        full use of the angle, opens the face of the bat and plays it
        behind point and into the square third-man fence for four

End of over 30 (4 runs) England 82/3
Z Khan 9-5-10-2 - Pavilion End
N Hussain 37* (82b 7x4) JP Crawley 4* (1b 1x4)

  30.1 Kumble to Hussain, no run, outside the off, left alone
  30.2 Kumble to Hussain, no run, forward in defence
  30.3 Kumble to Hussain, one run, pushed to covers and steals a quick
        single
  30.4 Kumble to Crawley, no run
  30.5 Kumble to Crawley, one run, pushed away through the off side for a
        single
  30.6 Kumble to Hussain, one run, tucked behind square

End of over 31 (3 runs) England 85/3
A Kumble 7-3-18-1 - Nursery End
N Hussain 39* (86b 7x4) JP Crawley 5* (3b 1x4)

  31.1 Khan to Hussain, no run, angling away, left alone
  31.2 Khan to Hussain, no run, angling away again, opens the face of the
        bat and runs it down fine to second slip
  31.3 Khan to Hussain, no run, excellent delivery, keeps Hussain honest
        in defence
  31.4 Khan to Hussain, no run, oh ho! Hussain leaves this alone, ball
        goes right over the stumps
  31.5 Khan to Hussain, one run, played with soft hands towards the off
        side, Crawley charges through for a quick single
  31.6 Khan to Crawley, FOUR, angling away from the batsman, pushes
        forward, thick edge and the ball goes between the slips and gully,
        down to third-man for four

End of over 32 (5 runs) England 90/3
Z Khan 10-5-15-2 - Pavilion End
N Hussain 40* (91b 7x4) JP Crawley 9* (4b 2x4)

  32.1 Kumble to Hussain, no run, outside the off, played towards gully
  32.2 Kumble to Hussain, no run, big leg break, Hussain pushing forward,
        beaten! Hussain nods in acknowledgment - that was a beauty.
  32.3 Kumble to Hussain, no run, forward in defence
  32.4 Kumble to Hussain, no run, goes back and defends
  32.5 Kumble to Hussain, no run, tossed up, forward in defence
  32.6 Kumble to Hussain, no run, outside the off, pushed to covers

End of over 33 (maiden) England 90/3
A Kumble 8-4-18-1 - Nursery End
JP Crawley 9* (4b 2x4) N Hussain 40* (97b 7x4)

  33.1 Khan to Crawley, no run, short, outside the off, angling away, left
        alone
  33.2 Khan to Crawley, three runs, full and on the pads, good use of the
        wrists, worked away nicely through mid-wicket
  33.3 Khan to Hussain, no run, forward in defence
  33.4 Khan to Hussain, no run, too wide outside the off, left alone
  33.5 Khan to Hussain, no run, pitched well outside the line of leg,
        shaping to play through the leg side, hit on the pad, loud shout
        for lbw, just can't give those out
  33.6 Khan to Hussain, no run, Hussain pads up to this one, just outside
        the off, ball not coming back enough, appeal turned down by umpire
        Tiffin.

End of over 34 (3 runs) England 93/3
Z Khan 11-5-18-2 - Pavilion End
JP Crawley 12* (6b 2x4) N Hussain 40* (101b 7x4)

  34.1 Kumble to Crawley, no run, forward in defence
  34.2 Kumble to Crawley, no run, slightly short and keeping low outside
        the off, played to covers, Sehwag fields
  34.3 Kumble to Crawley, no run, defended
  34.4 Kumble to Crawley, no run, tossed up, played to mid-on
  34.5 Kumble to Crawley, two runs, outside the leg, worked away fine,
        gets a couple of runs
  34.6 Kumble to Crawley, no run, quicker one, outside the off, played
        back down the track

End of over 35 (2 runs) England 95/3
A Kumble 9-4-20-1 - Nursery End
N Hussain 40* (101b 7x4) JP Crawley 14* (12b 2x4)

       Zaheer Khan to continue - left-arm over the wicket
  35.1 Khan to Hussain, no run, Beaten! This one is more like a Wasim
        Akram special, pitched in line with leg and middle and angling
        away, Hussain plays a loose shot, lucky not to get an edge.
  35.2 Khan to Hussain, FOUR, outside the off, opens the face of the bat
        and down to third-man for four
  35.3 Khan to Hussain, no run, forward in defence
  35.4 Khan to Hussain, FOUR, 100 runs on the board as Hussain smashes
        this juicy half volley through covers, everything perfect about
        this stroke, four runs all the way.
  35.5 Khan to Hussain, no run, gets right behind the line and defends
  35.6 Khan to Hussain, no run, this one is angling away from the batsman,
        pushes forward, hit on the flap of the front pad.

End of over 36 (8 runs) England 103/3
Z Khan 12-5-26-2 - Pavilion End
JP Crawley 14* (12b 2x4) N Hussain 48* (107b 9x4)

  36.1 Kumble to Crawley, no run, forward in defence nicely, nplayed down
        to the legside.
  36.2 Kumble to Crawley, no run, more flight this time, and Crawley
        resolutely plays the forward defence yet again.
  36.3 Kumble to Crawley, no run
  36.4 Kumble to Crawley, no run
  36.5 Kumble to Crawley, no run, flighted and on middle stump, but Kumble
        is not getting much pirchase from the track.
  36.6 Kumble to Crawley, no run

End of over 37 (maiden) England 103/3
A Kumble 10-5-20-1 - Nursery End
N Hussain 48* (107b 9x4) JP Crawley 14* (18b 2x4)

  37.1 Khan to Hussain, no run, short ball, and Hussain flashes into the
        pull, but he doesn't connect, and the ball whistles through safely
        to the keeper.
  37.2 Khan to Hussain, no run, Hussain lets it go safely outside the off-
        stump this time.
  37.3 Khan to Hussain, no run, angling across the right-hander yet again,
        and Hussain lets it go past.
  37.4 Khan to Hussain, no run, Zaheer Khan surprises Hussain with his
        bounce, the batsman quickly taking his hand off the handle in his
        forward defensive stroke.
  37.5 Khan to Hussain, no run, steered away to the off side for no run.
  37.6 Khan to Hussain, no run, played away in defence to the offside.

End of over 38 (maiden) England 103/3
Z Khan 13-6-26-2 - Pavilion End
JP Crawley 14* (18b 2x4) N Hussain 48* (113b 9x4)

  38.1 Kumble to Crawley, no run, patted away to the off, Crawley not
        experiencing too many troubles with Kumble on this one.
  38.2 Kumble to Crawley, no run, an attempted flick off the pads, but
        Crawley misses. The ball is missing legstump, however.
  38.3 Kumble to Crawley, no run, goes back onto his stumps and plays it
        on the bounce to short leg.
  38.4 Kumble to Crawley, no run, short again, adn Crawley goes back, but
        he cannot get any runs off the flick off his pads.
  38.5 Kumble to Crawley, no run
  38.6 Kumble to Crawley, no run, Crawley lets it go outside his off-
        stump.

End of over 39 (maiden) England 103/3
A Kumble 11-6-20-1 - Nursery End
N Hussain 48* (113b 9x4) JP Crawley 14* (24b 2x4)

       Bowling change - Ashish Nehra
  39.1 Nehra to Hussain, one run, short delivery, pulled away, there is
        protection - a fielder at the deep, takes a single - first run
        after 20 dot balls
  39.2 Nehra to Crawley, one run, played away through covers
  39.3 Nehra to Hussain, no run
  39.4 Nehra to Hussain, no run, well up to the batsman, defended
  39.5 Nehra to Hussain, no run, angling away from the batsman, left alone
  39.6 Nehra to Hussain, no run, defended

End of over 40 (2 runs) England 105/3
A Nehra 9-2-22-0 (1w 2nb) - Pavilion End
JP Crawley 15* (25b 2x4) N Hussain 49* (118b 9x4)

  40.1 Kumble to Crawley, no run, forward in defence.
  40.2 Kumble to Crawley, no run, quicker delivery, defended
  40.3 Kumble to Crawley, no run, quick leg break, squares him up, leading
        edge - ball goes in the air towards mid-off, safely out of reach
        of any fielder
  40.4 Kumble to Crawley, no run, forward in defence
  40.5 Kumble to Crawley, no run, pitched on leg, Crawley shapes to play
        it through the on side, sharp leg break, takes the edge, falls
        just short of Dravid's outstretched arm - at first slip
  40.6 Kumble to Crawley, no run, forward in defence

End of over 41 (maiden) England 105/3
A Kumble 12-7-20-1 - Nursery End
N Hussain 49* (118b 9x4) JP Crawley 15* (31b 2x4)

  41.1 Nehra to Hussain, (noball) no run, beaten outside the off
  41.1 Nehra to Hussain, no run, forward in defence
  41.2 Nehra to Hussain, no run, goes well forward and defends
  41.3 Nehra to Hussain, no run, outside the off, left alone
  41.4 Nehra to Hussain, (noball) no run, Hussain goes forward to defend,
        extra bounce, takes his bottom hand away quickly, Hussain has had
        a few broken fingers in the last few years.
  41.4 Nehra to Hussain, no run, angling away, ball pitching just outside
        theline of leg, defended
  41.5 Nehra to Hussain, no run, defended
  41.6 Nehra to Hussain, no run, outside the off, pushed to covers in
        defence

End of over 42 (2 runs) England 107/3
A Nehra 10-2-24-0 (1w 4nb) - Pavilion End
JP Crawley 15* (31b 2x4) N Hussain 49* (126b 9x4)

  42.1 Kumble to Crawley, no run, outside the off, left alone
  42.2 Kumble to Crawley, bye: three runs, faster delivery, down the leg,
        beats everyone
  42.3 Kumble to Hussain, no run, forward in defence
  42.4 Kumble to Hussain, one run, pushed to covers, takes a quick single
        and that is his fifty!
  42.5 Kumble to Crawley, no run, defended
  42.6 Kumble to Crawley, one run, outside the off, played through covers

End of over 43 (5 runs) England 112/3
A Kumble 13-7-22-1 - Nursery End
JP Crawley 16* (35b 2x4) N Hussain 50* (128b 9x4)

  43.1 Nehra to Crawley, no run, angling away, left alone
  43.2 Nehra to Crawley, no run, angling away, left alone
  43.3 Nehra to Crawley, no run, once again, well outside the off, left
        alone
  43.4 Nehra to Crawley, no run, angling away, left alone
  43.5 Nehra to Crawley, no run, better delivery, just outside theoff,
        gets right behind the line and defends
  43.6 Nehra to Crawley, FOUR, angling away, Crawley has not a clue,
        squared up by this one, takes a thick edge and the ball flies past
        a diving Laxman at slip, down to third-man for four

End of over 44 (4 runs) England 116/3
A Nehra 11-2-28-0 (1w 4nb) - Pavilion End
N Hussain 50* (128b 9x4) JP Crawley 20* (41b 3x4)

Match State: Drinks

  44.1 Kumble to Hussain, no run, well tossed up, forward in defence
  44.2 Kumble to Hussain, one run, width outside the off, driven to Sehwag
        in the covers, misfielded
  44.3 Kumble to Crawley, no run, fired down the leg side
  44.4 Kumble to Crawley, no run, Crawley not playing too well against
        Kumble, pushes forward in defence
  44.5 Kumble to Crawley, FOUR, short, outside the off, punched off the
        back foot, square of the wicket and down to deep backward point
        fence for four
  44.6 Kumble to Crawley, no run, forward in defence

End of over 45 (5 runs) England 121/3
A Kumble 14-7-27-1 - Nursery End
N Hussain 51* (130b 9x4) JP Crawley 24* (45b 4x4)

  45.1 Nehra to Hussain, FOUR, width outside the off, a free hit for
        Hussain, slices this one through to square third-man fence for
        four
  45.2 Nehra to Hussain, no run, this one jags back in, played with soft
        hands, does not carry to first slip
  45.3 Nehra to Hussain, no run, gets right behind theline to this one,
        defends
  45.4 Nehra to Hussain, no run, angling away, defended
  45.5 Nehra to Hussain, no run, just outside the off, forward in defence
  45.6 Nehra to Hussain, no run, outside the off, defended

End of over 46 (4 runs) England 125/3
A Nehra 12-2-32-0 (1w 4nb) - Pavilion End
JP Crawley 24* (45b 4x4) N Hussain 55* (136b 10x4)

  46.1 Kumble to Crawley, no run, slower through the air, forward in
        defence
  46.2 Kumble to Crawley, no run, outside the off, pushed in defence
  46.3 Kumble to Crawley, no run, slightly short, played to covers, just
        can't find those gaps
  46.4 Kumble to Crawley, no run, quicker one on leg and middle, defended
  46.5 Kumble to Crawley, FOUR, Oh Sweet! Slightly short, outside the off,
        glorious square drive for four, brings up the fifty partnership
        too.
  46.6 Kumble to Crawley, no run, defended

End of over 47 (4 runs) England 129/3
A Kumble 15-7-31-1 - Nursery End
N Hussain 55* (136b 10x4) JP Crawley 28* (51b 5x4)

       Ganguly have to think about some bowling change here, the two
        batsmen have been together for some 17 overs and have put together
        51 runs
       Nehra to continue
  47.1 Nehra to Hussain, no run, outside the off, defended
  47.2 Nehra to Hussain, one run, short, rising delivery, swung away
        towards deep backward square, there is a fielder at the fence
  47.3 Nehra to Crawley, no run, gets right behind the line and defends
  47.4 Nehra to Crawley, no run, well up to the batsman, forward in
        defence
  47.5 Nehra to Crawley, no run, outside the off, left alone
  47.6 Nehra to Crawley, no run

End of over 48 (1 run) England 130/3
A Nehra 13-2-33-0 (1w 4nb) - Pavilion End
N Hussain 56* (138b 10x4) JP Crawley 28* (55b 5x4)

       Ok, here we go, a bowling change as expected, it is going to be
        Agarkar
  48.1 Agarkar to Hussain, no run, short of a length, outside the off,
        defended
  48.2 Agarkar to Hussain, no run, outside the off, too short, almost a
        long hop, could have smashed it anywhere, chops it towards gully
  48.3 Agarkar to Hussain, no run, cutting in sharply, Hussain shaping to
        play through mid-wicket, hit on the pad
  48.4 Agarkar to Hussain, no run, short, outside the off, chops it down
        again
  48.5 Agarkar to Hussain, no run, too wide outside the off
  48.6 Agarkar to Hussain, no run, well outside the off, left alone,
        Agarkar bowls a maiden

End of over 49 (maiden) England 130/3
AB Agarkar 8-1-32-0 - Nursery End
JP Crawley 28* (55b 5x4) N Hussain 56* (144b 10x4)

  49.1 Nehra to Crawley, one run, well up to the batsman, outside the off,
        pushed through covers, Tendulkar does well to prevent any more
        than a single
  49.2 Nehra to Hussain, no run, pitched on off, moving away, left alone
  49.3 Nehra to Hussain, three runs, pitched up, driven through mid-off,
        Ganguly trotting after it, batsmen take three
  49.4 Nehra to Crawley, one run, tucked around the corner
  49.5 Nehra to Hussain, no run, outside the off, pushed to mid-off
  49.6 Nehra to Hussain, no run, outside the off, angling away, left alone

End of over 50 (5 runs) England 135/3
A Nehra 14-2-38-0 (1w 4nb) - Pavilion End
JP Crawley 30* (57b 5x4) N Hussain 59* (148b 10x4)

       Another bowling change - Sourav Ganguly
       It is a bit overcast, ganguly would be looking for some swing here
  50.1 Ganguly to Crawley, no run, starts off with a gentle outswinger
        outside the off
  50.2 Ganguly to Crawley, no run, forward in defence
  50.3 Ganguly to Crawley, no run, well up to the batsman, forward in
        defence again
  50.4 Ganguly to Crawley, no run, angling in to the batsman, defended
  50.5 Ganguly to Crawley, no run, defended
  50.6 Ganguly to Crawley, no run, outside the off, left alone

End of over 51 (maiden) England 135/3
SC Ganguly 1-1-0-0 - Nursery End
N Hussain 59* (148b 10x4) JP Crawley 30* (63b 5x4)

       Change of ends for Agarkar - to bowl from Pavilion end
  51.1 Agarkar to Hussain, one run, pushed in defence towards the on side,
        takes a quick single
  51.2 Agarkar to Crawley, no run, short of a good length, outside the
        off, defended
  51.3 Agarkar to Crawley, no run, played back down the track, hardly any
        threatening pace!
  51.4 Agarkar to Crawley, no run, outside the off, left alone
  51.5 Agarkar to Crawley, no run, outside the off, slight outswing,
        nothing alarming, left alone
  51.6 Agarkar to Crawley, no run, cutting back in, played to square leg

End of over 52 (1 run) England 136/3
AB Agarkar 9-1-33-0 - Pavilion End
N Hussain 60* (149b 10x4) JP Crawley 30* (68b 5x4)

  52.1 Ganguly to Hussain, no run, outside the off, very friendly bowling
        here at Lord's, left alone again
  52.2 Ganguly to Hussain, no run
  52.3 Ganguly to Hussain, no run, outswinger, left alone
  52.4 Ganguly to Hussain, FOUR, juicy half volley outside the off,
        Hussain would take that for breakfast, lunch or dinner, smashes it
        through covers for four!
  52.5 Ganguly to Hussain, no run, gets right behind the line and defends
  52.6 Ganguly to Hussain, no run, well up to the batsman, pushed to mid-
        off

End of over 53 (4 runs) England 140/3
SC Ganguly 2-1-4-0 - Nursery End
JP Crawley 30* (68b 5x4) N Hussain 64* (155b 11x4)

  53.1 Agarkar to Crawley, FOUR, on the pads, whipped away through mid-
        wicket for four!
       Agarkar seems to have injured his toe
       Nothing serious, he is back on his feet
  53.2 Agarkar to Crawley, FOUR, this is extremely poor bowling, short in
        length, Crawley waits for it and pulls it away through mid-wicket
        for four
  53.3 Agarkar to Crawley, no run, just outside the off, defended
  53.4 Agarkar to Crawley, no run, outside the off, moving away, left
        alone
  53.5 Agarkar to Crawley, no run, outside the off, moving away, left
        alone
  53.6 Agarkar to Crawley, FOUR, Good batting, poor bowling, pitched on
        leg, whipped away nicely through mid-wicket, rather forward of
        square for four!

End of over 54 (12 runs) England 152/3
AB Agarkar 10-1-45-0 - Pavilion End
N Hussain 64* (155b 11x4) JP Crawley 42* (74b 8x4)

       150 on the board with that boundary. Ganguly to continue
  54.1 Ganguly to Hussain, no run, forward in defence
  54.2 Ganguly to Hussain, FOUR, on the move forward and smack! Thumping
        off drive for four
  54.3 Ganguly to Hussain, no run, angling in to the batsman, played to
        mid-on
  54.4 Ganguly to Hussain, (noball) no run, looking for that extra ten
        yards of pace, bowls a no ball, outside the off, pushed to covers
  54.4 Ganguly to Hussain, no run, much better delivery, well up to the
        batsman, on middle and off, forward in defence
  54.5 Ganguly to Hussain, FOUR, outside the off, , walks across, whipped
        away through mid-wicket, ball goes down the slope in a hurry for
        four!
  54.6 Ganguly to Hussain, three runs, outside the of, played down to
        square third-man, Kumble chases after it, three more runs!

End of over 55 (12 runs) England 164/3
SC Ganguly 3-1-16-0 (1nb) - Nursery End
N Hussain 75* (162b 13x4) JP Crawley 42* (74b 8x4)

       Agarkar's four spells have produced 45 runs off ten overs, is taken
        off now and replaced by India's best bowler today - Zaheer Khan
  55.1 Khan to Hussain, no run, bowling left-arm over the wicket, angling
        away, left alone
  55.2 Khan to Hussain, one run, played down to third-man for a single
  55.3 Khan to Crawley, two runs, on the pads, worked behind square for a
        couple of runs
  55.4 Khan to Crawley, no run, wide outside the off, left alone
  55.5 Khan to Crawley, no run, just outside the off, defended
  55.6 Khan to Crawley, no run, just outside the off, defended

End of over 56 (3 runs) England 167/3
Z Khan 14-6-29-2 - Pavilion End
N Hussain 76* (164b 13x4) JP Crawley 44* (78b 8x4)

       Hussain has been having a good time at Lord's in Test cricket over
        the last two years - has scores of 64, 57 and 68 and now the
        unbeaten 76
       Another bowling change - Anil Kumble
  56.1 Kumble to Hussain, no run, forward in defence
  56.2 Kumble to Hussain, no run, forward in defence
  56.3 Kumble to Hussain, FOUR, sashays down the track, lofted on drive,
        one bounce and over the ropes for four
  56.4 Kumble to Hussain, no run, driven straight back to Kumble
  56.5 Kumble to Hussain, one run, swept around the corner
  56.6 Kumble to Crawley, no run, tossed up a bit, forward in defence

End of over 57 (5 runs) England 172/3
A Kumble 16-7-36-1 - Nursery End
N Hussain 81* (169b 14x4) JP Crawley 44* (79b 8x4)

  57.1 Khan to Hussain, no run, stifled appeal for lbw, pitched outside
        leg, not out
  57.2 Khan to Hussain, one run, outside the off, angling away, reaching
        for it, thick edge and down to third-man
  57.3 Khan to Crawley, no run, angling away from Crawley, watches it very
        carefully, left alone.
  57.4 Khan to Crawley, no run, left through to the keeper
  57.5 Khan to Crawley, FOUR, take that! One of the best strokes of the
        day, nice flowing cover drive, everything perfect about that shot,
        it had to be four!
  57.6 Khan to Crawley, no run, outside the off, inside edge onto the
        pads. That is Tea.

End of over 58 (5 runs) England 177/3
Z Khan 15-6-34-2 - Pavilion End
N Hussain 82* (171b 14x4) JP Crawley 48* (83b 9x4)

       We will be back in just about 20 mins.

Match State: Tea - Day 1

       Welcome back to Lord's
       It is going to be Kumble to start the proceedings
  58.1 Kumble to Hussain, no run, outside the off, defended
  58.2 Kumble to Hussain, no run, inside edge onto the pads
  58.3 Kumble to Hussain, no run, played to mid-wicket
  58.4 Kumble to Hussain, no run, forward in defence
  58.5 Kumble to Hussain, one run, full toss, played around the corner for
        a single, 100 run partnership in exactly 29 overs.
  58.6 Kumble to Crawley, no run, forward in defence

End of over 59 (1 run) England 178/3
A Kumble 17-7-37-1 - Nursery End
N Hussain 83* (176b 14x4) JP Crawley 48* (84b 9x4)

       Zaheer Khan to continue
  59.1 Khan to Hussain, no run, outside the off, left alone
  59.2 Khan to Hussain, no run, defended
  59.3 Khan to Hussain, FOUR, cracking cover drive for four, relishes
        those half volleys!
  59.4 Khan to Hussain, no run, left alone
  59.5 Khan to Hussain, two runs, stroked away nicely through covers for a
        couple of runs
  59.6 Khan to Hussain, no run, outside the off, cracking cover drive,
        Jaffer at covers dives and stops a certain four.

End of over 60 (6 runs) England 184/3
Z Khan 16-6-40-2 - Pavilion End
JP Crawley 48* (84b 9x4) N Hussain 89* (182b 15x4)

  60.1 Kumble to Crawley, no run, tossed up a bit, forward in defence
  60.2 Kumble to Crawley, no run, this time the flatter option, once again
        forward in defence
  60.3 Kumble to Crawley, one run, flat and quick outside the off, worked
        away nicely through covers
  60.4 Kumble to Hussain, one run, worked away just behind square leg
  60.5 Kumble to Crawley, no run, gives it some more air, outside the of,
        forward in defence
  60.6 Kumble to Crawley, legbye: one run, flat and quick - angling down
        the leg, off the pads

End of over 61 (3 runs) England 187/3
A Kumble 18-7-39-1 - Nursery End
JP Crawley 49* (89b 9x4) N Hussain 90* (183b 15x4)

  61.1 Khan to Crawley, no run, perfect forward defensive shot
  61.2 Khan to Crawley, no run, Crawley on 49, looking for the single,
        pushes this one to covers, can't beat the field
  61.3 Khan to Crawley, one run, there it is, Fifty to Crawley, pushed
        wide of Nehra at mid-off, easiest of run to be taken, no pressure
        at all from the fielders.
  61.4 Khan to Hussain, no run, defended back down the track
  61.5 Khan to Hussain, one run, played down nicely to third-man
  61.6 Khan to Crawley, no run, angling away from the batsman, defended

End of over 62 (2 runs) England 189/3
Z Khan 17-6-42-2 - Pavilion End
N Hussain 91* (185b 15x4) JP Crawley 50* (93b 9x4)

       India have a few problems here, they are clearly one bowler short,
        Harbhajan Singh would have made a difference here
  62.1 Kumble to Hussain, no run, dances down the track, Kumble drops it
        slightly short, Hussain is forced to take the ball on the pad
  62.2 Kumble to Hussain, no run, forward in defence
  62.3 Kumble to Hussain, no run, forward in defence
  62.4 Kumble to Hussain, FOUR, bravo skipper! Sashays down the track and
        plays an immaculat elofted on drive, a clean hit too, one bounce
        and over the ropes for four.
  62.5 Kumble to Hussain, no run, flat and quick, outside the off,
        defended
  62.6 Kumble to Hussain, FOUR, Hussain winning handsome here, threatens
        to charge down the track, Kumble drops it short, Hussain rocks
        back quickly, slices it through point, four! Moves to 99

End of over 63 (8 runs) England 197/3
A Kumble 19-7-47-1 - Nursery End
JP Crawley 50* (93b 9x4) N Hussain 99* (191b 17x4)

       Zaheer Khan to bowl around the wickets now
  63.1 Khan to Crawley, no run, angling in to the batsman, defended
  63.2 Khan to Crawley, no run, not keeping the ball up to the batsman,
        banging it short and not getting the ball to bounce too much,
        Crawley too comfortable in defence
  63.3 Khan to Crawley, two runs, worked away nicely behind square with
        the angle, there could have been a third run, probably younger
        legs would have gone for it, they settle for a couple
  63.4 Khan to Crawley, no run, so much so for the experiment of bowling
        around the wicket, Khan goes back over the wicket, pitched outside
        theline of leg, hit on the pad
  63.5 Khan to Crawley, one run, 200 runs on the board, Crawley works it
        just behind square, Tendulkar is the fielder, brings Hussain on
        strike, he is on 99
       Hussain takes a deep breath, looks around...
  63.6 Khan to Hussain, one run, a loud roar to start with as Hussain goes
        through for the single, playing the ball forward of square,
        standing ovation for the skipper, Hussain takes his helmet off,
        acknowledges the cheers, raises his bat, a big wide smile too, a
        very happy man indeed.

End of over 64 (4 runs) England 201/3
Z Khan 18-6-46-2 - Pavilion End
N Hussain 100* (192b 17x4) JP Crawley 53* (98b 9x4)

  64.1 Kumble to Hussain, one run
  64.2 Kumble to Crawley, no run
  64.3 Kumble to Crawley, one run
  64.4 Kumble to Hussain, no run
  64.5 Kumble to Hussain, no run
  64.6 Kumble to Hussain, no run

End of over 65 (2 runs) England 203/3
A Kumble 20-7-49-1 - Nursery End
JP Crawley 54* (100b 9x4) N Hussain 101* (196b 17x4)

       The physio is helping Hussain out - perhaps a cramp, doesn't look
        too serious.
  65.1 Nehra to Crawley, one run
  65.2 Nehra to Hussain, no run
  65.3 Nehra to Hussain, one run
  65.4 Nehra to Crawley, no run
  65.5 Nehra to Crawley, three runs, fine stroke through covers, Zaheer
        Khan has to do a lot of running
  65.6 Nehra to Hussain, no run, slashes outside the off, beaten

End of over 66 (5 runs) England 208/3
A Nehra 15-2-43-0 (1w 4nb) - Pavilion End
JP Crawley 58* (103b 9x4) N Hussain 102* (199b 17x4)

  66.1 Kumble to Crawley, no run
  66.2 Kumble to Crawley, no run
  66.3 Kumble to Crawley, no run, outside the off, pushed to silly point,
        good stop
  66.4 Kumble to Crawley, no run, played to mid-wicket
  66.5 Kumble to Crawley, one run, pushed to covers and takes a quick
        single
  66.6 Kumble to Hussain, one run

End of over 67 (2 runs) England 210/3
A Kumble 21-7-51-1 - Nursery End
N Hussain 103* (200b 17x4) JP Crawley 59* (108b 9x4)

  67.1 Nehra to Hussain, one run, played away nicely through covers
  67.2 Nehra to Crawley, no run, angling away from the batsman, left alone
  67.3 Nehra to Crawley, no run, outside the off, pushed in defence
  67.4 Nehra to Crawley, no run, outside the off, sliced towards backward
        point
  67.5 Nehra to Crawley, (noball) no run, thick inside edge onto the pads,
        playing away from his body
  67.5 Nehra to Crawley, no run, played to covers
  67.6 Nehra to Crawley, no run, outside the off, pushed to covers

End of over 68 (2 runs) England 212/3
A Nehra 16-2-45-0 (1w 5nb) - Pavilion End
N Hussain 104* (201b 17x4) JP Crawley 59* (114b 9x4)

  68.1 Kumble to Hussain, no run, top spinner, played to covers
  68.2 Kumble to Hussain, no run, defended
  68.3 Kumble to Hussain, no run, defended
  68.4 Kumble to Hussain, no run, defended
  68.5 Kumble to Hussain, no run, defended
  68.6 Kumble to Hussain, FOUR, long hop, outside the off, Hussain love
        those, so would any batsman, pulls it away to the mid-wicket fence
        for four!

End of over 69 (4 runs) England 216/3
A Kumble 22-7-55-1 - Nursery End
JP Crawley 59* (114b 9x4) N Hussain 108* (207b 18x4)

  69.1 Nehra to Crawley, no run, well up to the batsman, defended
  69.2 Nehra to Crawley, no run, well up to the batsman, defended
  69.3 Nehra to Crawley, no run, flowing cover drive, finds the fielder
  69.4 Nehra to Crawley, one run, cracking square drive, there is a man
        sweeping at the cover fence
  69.5 Nehra to Hussain, no run, low full toss, outside the off, Hussain
        misses out
  69.6 Nehra to Hussain, no run, played back to the bowler

End of over 70 (1 run) England 217/3
A Nehra 17-2-46-0 (1w 5nb) - Pavilion End
JP Crawley 60* (118b 9x4) N Hussain 108* (209b 18x4)

       Bowling change - Virender Sehwag to bowl off-spin
  70.1 Sehwag to Crawley, no run, flat in trajectory, on leg and middle,
        played to  mid-on
  70.2 Sehwag to Crawley, one run, down the track and drives this one to
        deep mid-on, easy single
  70.3 Sehwag to Hussain, no run, well outside the off, left alone
  70.4 Sehwag to Hussain, no run, defended.
  70.5 Sehwag to Hussain, no run, driven firmly to mid-off
  70.6 Sehwag to Hussain, no run, forward in defence

End of over 71 (1 run) England 218/3
V Sehwag 1-0-1-0 - Nursery End
JP Crawley 61* (120b 9x4) N Hussain 108* (213b 18x4)

       Bowling change: Ajit Agarkar
       Sachin Tendulkar giving him a lot of advice
       He has not bowled all that well today, as a matter of fact his Test
        record is quite dismal
  71.1 Agarkar to Crawley, two runs, starts off with a short delivery
        outside the off, played down to third-man for a couple of runs
  71.2 Agarkar to Crawley, no run, again short, pulled, finds the fielder
  71.3 Agarkar to Crawley, one run, dear oh dear! Too short again, spanked
        through covers, protection in the form of a sweeper
  71.4 Agarkar to Hussain, one run, just outside the of, walks across and
        plays it wide of Tendulkar at mid-on
  71.5 Agarkar to Crawley, no run, Agarkar is struggling here, no good
        enough pace to threaten the batsman, wide outside the off, left
        alone
  71.6 Agarkar to Crawley, no run, wide outside the off, left alone

End of over 72 (4 runs) England 222/3
AB Agarkar 11-1-49-0 - Pavilion End
N Hussain 109* (214b 18x4) JP Crawley 64* (125b 9x4)

  72.1 Sehwag to Hussain, one run, swept around the corner for a single
       five runs short of 150 runs partnership
  72.2 Sehwag to Crawley, OUT: GONE! Plays a terrible shot, this ball was
        not turning in, was drifting away from the batsman, tries to play
        a forceful stroke, thick edge and straight into the hands of
        Dravid at first slip, A sigh of relief in the Indian camp.

       England 223/4, Partnership of 145
       JP Crawley  c Dravid b Sehwag  64 (126b 9x4 0x6)
       N Hussain 110* (215b 18x4) V Sehwag 1.2-0-2-1

       Alec Stewart is the new batsman
  72.3 Sehwag to Stewart, no run, defended
  72.4 Sehwag to Stewart, one run, worked around the corner
  72.5 Sehwag to Hussain, FOUR, Take that! Tossed up delivery, Hussain
        sashays down the track, nice clean hit, couple of bounces and hits
        the sight screen
  72.6 Sehwag to Hussain, no run, defended

End of over 73 (6 runs) England 228/4
V Sehwag 2-0-7-1 - Nursery End
AJ Stewart 1* (2b) N Hussain 114* (217b 19x4)

       Another one over spell for Agarkar, gets replaced by Kumble
  73.1 Kumble to Stewart, one run, worked away nicely through mid-wicket
  73.2 Kumble to Hussain, no run, defended
  73.3 Kumble to Hussain, no run, defended
  73.4 Kumble to Hussain, no run
  73.5 Kumble to Hussain, no run, too close to the body to cut, Hussain is
        beaten
  73.6 Kumble to Hussain, no run, forward in defence

End of over 74 (1 run) England 229/4
A Kumble 23-7-56-1 - Pavilion End
AJ Stewart 2* (3b) N Hussain 114* (222b 19x4)

  74.1 Sehwag to Stewart, no run, wide outside the off, left alone
  74.2 Sehwag to Stewart, no run, forward in defence
  74.3 Sehwag to Stewart, no run
  74.4 Sehwag to Stewart, no run, pushed firmly to mid-off
  74.5 Sehwag to Stewart, no run, nice loop and dip in this one, played to
        covers
  74.6 Sehwag to Stewart, one run, worked behind square for a single

End of over 75 (1 run) England 230/4
V Sehwag 3-0-8-1 - Nursery End
AJ Stewart 3* (9b) N Hussain 114* (222b 19x4)

  75.1 Kumble to Stewart, no run, flat and quick, outside the off, left
        alone
  75.2 Kumble to Stewart, one run, tucked around the corner
  75.3 Kumble to Hussain, no run, forward in defence
  75.4 Kumble to Hussain, no run, forward in defence
  75.5 Kumble to Hussain, no run, defended
  75.6 Kumble to Hussain, no run, defended

End of over 76 (1 run) England 231/4
A Kumble 24-7-57-1 - Pavilion End
AJ Stewart 4* (11b) N Hussain 114* (226b 19x4)

  76.1 Sehwag to Stewart, no run, forward in defence
  76.2 Sehwag to Stewart, no run, outside the off, slow turn, left alone
  76.3 Sehwag to Stewart, no run, forward in defence
  76.4 Sehwag to Stewart, no run, walks down the track and defends
  76.5 Sehwag to Stewart, one run, played wide of mid-off for a single
  76.6 Sehwag to Hussain, (noball) no run
  76.6 Sehwag to Hussain, no run

End of over 77 (2 runs) England 233/4
V Sehwag 4-0-10-1 (1nb) - Nursery End
AJ Stewart 5* (16b) N Hussain 114* (228b 19x4)

  77.1 Kumble to Stewart, one run, played down to long leg
  77.2 Kumble to Hussain, no run, leans forward and defends
  77.3 Kumble to Hussain, one run, on the pads, tucked around the corner
        for a single
  77.4 Kumble to Stewart, no run, flat in trajectory, sliding down the
        leg, hit on the front pad
  77.5 Kumble to Stewart, no run, played to square leg
  77.6 Kumble to Stewart, one run, worked away nicely through mid-wicket

End of over 78 (3 runs) England 236/4
A Kumble 25-7-60-1 - Pavilion End
AJ Stewart 7* (20b) N Hussain 115* (230b 19x4)

  78.1 Sehwag to Stewart, no run, well tossed up, outside the off, forward
        in defence
  78.2 Sehwag to Stewart, no run, well tossed up, outside the off, forward
        in defence
  78.3 Sehwag to Stewart, FOUR, short delivery, cut away, Nehra at deep
        backward point fence, seemed to have it well covered, tries to
        stop it with his boot, silly bit of work, costs India four runs!
  78.4 Sehwag to Stewart, one run, driven to deep cover, Nehra fields,
        loud roar from the crowd
  78.5 Sehwag to Hussain, one run, and again, Nehra the fielder, crowd
        cheering him
  78.6 Sehwag to Stewart, no run, forward in defence

End of over 79 (6 runs) England 242/4
V Sehwag 5-0-16-1 (1nb) - Nursery End
N Hussain 116* (231b 19x4) AJ Stewart 12* (25b 1x4)

  79.1 Kumble to Hussain, no run, forward in defence
  79.2 Kumble to Hussain, no run, forward in defence
  79.3 Kumble to Hussain, no run, leg break - defended
  79.4 Kumble to Hussain, no run, forward in defence again
  79.5 Kumble to Hussain, no run, forward in defence
  79.6 Kumble to Hussain, no run, forward in defence

End of over 80 (maiden) England 242/4
A Kumble 26-8-60-1 - Pavilion End
AJ Stewart 12* (25b 1x4) N Hussain 116* (237b 19x4)

       Eighty overs are up, Would Ganguly go for the new ball?
       NO, it's going to be Sehwag to continue
  80.1 Sehwag to Stewart, no run
  80.2 Sehwag to Stewart, no run, on the off, Stewart leans forward and
        defends
  80.3 Sehwag to Stewart, no run, flighted delivery on the off, again
        Stewart reaches out and defends it
  80.4 Sehwag to Stewart, no run, pushed to the point fielder
  80.5 Sehwag to Stewart, one run, just short of a length on the off,
        Stewart quickly goes back and plays it to the deep cover region,
        easy single taken
  80.6 Sehwag to Hussain, no run

End of over 81 (1 run) England 243/4
V Sehwag 6-0-17-1 (1nb) - Nursery End
AJ Stewart 13* (30b 1x4) N Hussain 116* (238b 19x4)

       Kumble to continue
  81.1 Kumble to Stewart, no run, tossed up on the middle and off, played
        to the mid-wicket region
  81.2 Kumble to Stewart, one run, quicker delivery on the pads, played to
        the vacant sqaure leg region
  81.3 Kumble to Hussain, no run
  81.4 Kumble to Hussain, no run, on the off, pushed off the front foot ,
        straight to the cover fielder
  81.5 Kumble to Hussain, no run, quicker delivery. on the middle and leg,
        defended
  81.6 Kumble to Hussain, no run, pitched up on the middle, Hussain gets
        behind the delivery and plays it back down the track

End of over 82 (1 run) England 244/4
A Kumble 27-8-61-1 - Pavilion End
AJ Stewart 14* (32b 1x4) N Hussain 116* (242b 19x4)

       Finally Ganguly goes for the New Ball, Nehra back in action
  82.1 Nehra to Stewart, no run, on the middle and leg, played past the
        bowler, no real strength in the shot
  82.2 Nehra to Stewart, no run
  82.3 Nehra to Stewart, no run, pitched up just wide of the off stump,
        Stewart moves across, gets behind the delivery and plays it back
        to the bowler
  82.4 Nehra to Stewart, no run, good length delivery wide of the off
        stump, no shot offered
  82.5 Nehra to Stewart, no run, pitched up wide of the off stump, played
        straight to the point fielder
  82.6 Nehra to Stewart, legbye: FOUR, wayward delivery down the leg side,
        hits the pads and goes fine to the fine leg boundary

End of over 83 (4 runs, maiden) England 248/4
A Nehra 18-3-46-0 (1w 5nb) - Nursery End
N Hussain 116* (242b 19x4) AJ Stewart 14* (38b 1x4)

  83.1 Khan to Hussain, no run
  83.2 Khan to Hussain, no run, excellent delivery, just outside the off
        and moving away, drags Hussain to play at it, misses the outside
        the edge  by a whisker
  83.3 Khan to Hussain, no run, and again! misses the outside edge
  83.4 Khan to Hussain, no run, angling away, left alone
  83.5 Khan to Hussain, FOUR, short and wide outside the off, Hussain goes
        for the cut, upper cut, sliced over the slips , the ball races
        away to the fence
  83.6 Khan to Hussain, no run, played back to the bowler

End of over 84 (4 runs) England 252/4
Z Khan 19-6-50-2 - Pavilion End
AJ Stewart 14* (38b 1x4) N Hussain 120* (248b 20x4)

  84.1 Nehra to Stewart, no run, punched to covers
  84.2 Nehra to Stewart, no run, angling in, played to mid-wicket
  84.3 Nehra to Stewart, no run, outside the off, pushed to covers
  84.4 Nehra to Stewart, no run, pitched on line and moves away, left
        alone
  84.5 Nehra to Stewart, one run, tucked around the corner
  84.6 Nehra to Hussain, no run, ooh! Beaten outside the off

End of over 85 (1 run) England 253/4
A Nehra 19-3-47-0 (1w 5nb) - Nursery End
AJ Stewart 15* (43b 1x4) N Hussain 120* (249b 20x4)

  85.1 Khan to Stewart, no run, pitched outside the line of leg, tries to
        work it away on the leg side, hit on the thigh pad
  85.2 Khan to Stewart, no run, excellent take by Ratra, diving to his
        right
  85.3 Khan to Stewart, no run, fired way down the leg side
  85.4 Khan to Stewart, one run, on leg and middle, angling away from the
        batsman, goes back and across, pushed to mid-wicket for a quick
        single.
  85.5 Khan to Hussain, no run, fired too wide outside the of, Hussain
        watches it go through to the keeper
  85.6 Khan to Hussain, no run, late swing, Hussain cramped for space, hit
        on the pad

End of over 86 (1 run) England 254/4
Z Khan 20-6-51-2 - Pavilion End
AJ Stewart 16* (47b 1x4) N Hussain 120* (251b 20x4)

  86.1 Nehra to Stewart, one run, angling away, pushed to covers for a
        quick single
  86.2 Nehra to Hussain, no run, pitched outside the of, angling away, not
        making the batsman play at this new ball, left alone
  86.3 Nehra to Hussain, no run, fired down the leg side
  86.4 Nehra to Hussain, no run, angling away from the batsman, left alone
  86.5 Nehra to Hussain, no run, well up to the batsman, driven firmly to
        mid-off
  86.6 Nehra to Hussain, no run, short, outside the of, goes for the pull,
        beaten!

End of over 87 (1 run) England 255/4
A Nehra 20-3-48-0 (1w 5nb) - Nursery End
AJ Stewart 17* (48b 1x4) N Hussain 120* (256b 20x4)

       Well, England would want their captain to play a very long innings
       Zaheer Khan to continue
  87.1 Khan to Stewart, no run, late inswing, hit on the pad, outside the
        line of leg
  87.2 Khan to Stewart, two runs, outside the line of leg, tucked away
        towards long leg, easy couple of runs
  87.3 Khan to Stewart, no run, wide outside the off, left alone
  87.4 Khan to Stewart, no run
  87.5 Khan to Stewart, no run, outside the off, left alone
  87.6 Khan to Stewart, no run, plays and misses outside the off

End of over 88 (2 runs) England 257/4
Z Khan 21-6-53-2 - Pavilion End
N Hussain 120* (256b 20x4) AJ Stewart 19* (54b 1x4)

       Two more overs to be bowled in the day, Ganguly gives the ball to
        Agarkar
  88.1 Agarkar to Hussain, no run, good length delivery, outside the off,
        left alone
  88.2 Agarkar to Hussain, no run, gets the ball to swing away from
        Hussain, started outside the off, left alone
  88.3 Agarkar to Hussain, no run, late outswing once again, thick inside
        edge onto the pads. Much better bowling with the new ball
  88.4 Agarkar to Hussain, no run, short of a length, just outside the
        off, getting the ball to move away, left alone
  88.5 Agarkar to Hussain, no run, well up to the batsman, a hint of swing
        too, played to mid-on, got it on the toe of the bat.
  88.6 Agarkar to Hussain, no run, short of a good length, Hussain gets
        right behind the line and defends, Agarkar somehow puts together a
        decent over.

End of over 89 (maiden) England 257/4
AB Agarkar 12-2-49-0 - Nursery End
AJ Stewart 19* (54b 1x4) N Hussain 120* (262b 20x4)

       The final over of the day coming up, hardly three minutes more for
        the scheduled close of play, Zaheer Khan to bowl left-arm over the
        wicket to Stewart
  89.1 Khan to Stewart, no run, angling away, left alone
  89.2 Khan to Stewart, no run, played to mid-on
  89.3 Khan to Stewart, no run, just outside the off, pushed in defence
  89.4 Khan to Stewart, no run, angling away from the batsman, left alone
       As the day's play come to a close, Lord's is bathed in brilliant
        sunshine
  89.5 Khan to Stewart, no run, outside the off, pushed to covers
  89.6 Khan to Stewart, no run, inside edge onto the pads, no damage done,
        that is that for the first day's play, England are 257/4 after
        electign to bat first. Hussain is unbeaten on 120, Stewart is
        giving him good company on 19 not out.

End of over 90 (maiden) England 257/4
Z Khan 22-7-53-2 - Pavilion End
N Hussain 120* (262b 20x4) AJ Stewart 19* (60b 1x4)

       England were off to a disappointing start, losing Vaughan for a
        duck in the second over of the day.
       Hussain walked in and played a very good knock, he has looked at
        ease in the middle, even daring to dance down the track and
        lofting Kumble for boundaries.
       Hussain has for the best part of the day aimed to play Kumble -
        inside-out, has remarkably cut down on the sweep shot, also on
        that dreadful reverse sweep he kept playing in the tri-series
        final.
       Eighty runs off those 120 runs came in boundaries.
       Butcher was the second batsman to be dismissed in the day, caught
        at forward short leg by Jaffer. Butcher made 29 and put 78 runs
        for the second wicket with Hussain.
       Correction: 71 runs for the second wicket
       Graham Thorpe came out and put away a full toss to the cover fence
        and was soon beaten all ends up by a beauty from Zaheer Khan,
        playing down the wrong line to lose his off stump, after making
        just 4 runs
       It was then the turn of Hussain and Crawley to grind the Indian
        bowling.
       Only Zaheer Khan and Kumble looked like getting a wicket
       Nehra struggled - much better will be expected of him by his team
       The shocking story of the day has been Ajit Agarkar - he never
        looked like a bowler who should be bowling in a test match.
       With his left shoulder dropping a bit too early, he found it hard
        to control both line and length and was taken for runs.
       Crawley, started off with boundaries to third-man, three of them to
        be exact in his first 20 runs.
       The two senior batsmen put together 145 runs and saved the day for
        England.
       Crawley made 64 with the help of 9 boundaries, before being caught
        by Dravid off the bowling of Sehwag, trying to cut a delivery that
        he expected to turn in.
       The experience of Hussain and Stewart took England to 257/4 at
        close of play, ensuring that they did not lose any more wickets.
       The pitch is playing true, there has been a few occasions when the
        ball kept a tad low or jumped up, while Kumble was bowling. It is
        a dry pitch and looks a very good one to bat on.
       India, probably made a mistake of leaving out Harbhajan Singh.
       England would want Hussain and Stewart to carry on batting for a
        long time tomorrow. While Ganguly would hope for some quick
        wickets. His bowlers will have to put up a better show tomorrow
        for that to happen.
       We will be back with you tomorrow at 1000 Hrs GMT, 1100 Hrs BST,
        1530 Hrs IST. Thanks for being with us. Cheers!

Match State: Stumps - Day 1

       Good Morning!
       Hello and welcome to Lord's for the second day's play in the first
        npower Test match between England and India.
       England will resume on their overnight score of 257/4, Nasser
        Hussain on 120 and Alec Stewart on 19.
       It is a sunny morning here in London, clear blue skies and
        brilliant sunshine.
       India would want a better performance from their frontline bowlers.
        Ganguly must be looking forward to a much improved show by
        Agarkar.
       They have a fairly new ball to bowl with. It is only eight overs
        old and should have a fair bit of shine on it.
       The track looks flat and a good one to bat on.
       Whether the bowlers can make use of the new ball is going to be the
        key, a few early wickets would peg back the English.
       In Andrew Flintoff and Craig White, England have some batting
        depth. Both the batsmen have scored Test hundreds.
       Well, today is a brand new day - Hussain and Stewart would have to
        start from scratch.
       The umpires and players are in the middle, we are all set for the
        start
       It is going to be Ashish Nehra to bowl left-arm over the wicket to
        Hussain. Three slips and a gully.
       Here we go
  90.1 Nehra to Hussain, no run, angling away from the batsman, well
        outside the off, left alone
  90.2 Nehra to Hussain, no run, on leg and middle, Hussain defends
  90.3 Nehra to Hussain, no run, a bit too close to the off stump to be
        leaving alone
  90.4 Nehra to Hussain, bye: FOUR, terrible delivery, fired way way down
        the leg side, Ratra can't get to it, four byes!
  90.5 Nehra to Hussain, one run, worked around the corner to long leg
  90.6 Nehra to Stewart, no run, well up to the batsman, Stewart shuffles
        across, defends.

End of over 91 (5 runs) England 262/4
A Nehra 21-3-49-0 (1w 5nb) - Nursery End
N Hussain 121* (267b 20x4) AJ Stewart 19* (61b 1x4)

       Zaheer Khan to bowl to Hussain, once again three slips and a gully.
  91.1 Khan to Hussain, no run, short of a good length, pitched on leg and
        middle, hint of inswing, Hussain not picking it up, hit on the
        pad, no damage done
  91.2 Khan to Hussain, no run, this one is angling away from the batsman,
        and moving further away, Ratra takes it in front of the second
        slip
  91.3 Khan to Hussain, no run, this is the other one, inswinger, pitched
        just outside the leg and swinging further down, Ratra stops it
        with his pads
  91.4 Khan to Hussain, no run, much better delivery, on a good line and
        length, defended
  91.5 Khan to Hussain, no run, angling away from the batsman, Hussain
        tried his best to get a nick on it, beaten!
  91.6 Khan to Hussain, no run, well up to the batsman, forward in
        defence, a maiden over to start with

End of over 92 (maiden) England 262/4
Z Khan 23-8-53-2 - Pavilion End
AJ Stewart 19* (61b 1x4) N Hussain 121* (273b 20x4)

       Nehra to continue from the Nursery End
  92.1 Nehra to Stewart, no run, swinging in to the batsman, Stewart
        defends
  92.2 Nehra to Stewart, no run, again the inswinger, Stewart pushing
        forward, inside edge onto the pads
  92.3 Nehra to Stewart, legbye: one run, down the leg side, Stewart goes
        a bit too far inside the line, tries to glance it down, off the
        pads and down to fine leg
  92.4 Nehra to Hussain, no run, outside the off, pushed to covers
  92.5 Nehra to Hussain, no run, much better delivery, short of a good
        length, close to the off stump, leaving the batsman, Hussain
        watches it carefully and lets it go through to Ratra
  92.6 Nehra to Hussain, no run, on leg and middle, Hussain losing his
        balance a bit, pushes it straight to the fielder at mid-wikcet

End of over 93 (1 run, maiden) England 263/4
A Nehra 22-4-49-0 (1w 5nb) - Nursery End
AJ Stewart 19* (64b 1x4) N Hussain 121* (276b 20x4)

  93.1 Khan to Stewart, OUT: GONE! Stewart pushing half-forward to a
        delivery that was straightening, hit on the pad, appeal for lbw,
        Umpire Tiffin puts his finger up, Stewart is out lbw without
        adding a run to his overnight score of 19

       England 263/5, Partnership of 40
       AJ Stewart  lbw b Khan  19 (65b 1x4 0x6)
       N Hussain 121* (276b 20x4) Z Khan 23.1-8-53-3

       The new batsman is Andrew Flintoff
  93.2 Khan to Flintoff, no run, down the leg, clips the pad and through
        to Ratra
  93.3 Khan to Flintoff, no run, outside the off, pushed to backward point
  93.4 Khan to Flintoff, no run
  93.5 Khan to Flintoff, no run, fast delivery, angling away from the
        batsman, Freddie has a go at it, beaten!
  93.6 Khan to Flintoff, no run, just outside the of, pushed in defence
        towards covers. End of the over - a wicket maiden!

End of over 94 (maiden) England 263/5
Z Khan 24-9-53-3 - Pavilion End
N Hussain 121* (276b 20x4) A Flintoff 0* (5b)

  94.1 Nehra to Hussain, no run, angling away from the batsman, Hussain
        fishes at this one, lucky not to get an edge
  94.2 Nehra to Hussain, no run, ooh! And again! Pushes forward to a peach
        of a delivery, beaten outside the off
  94.3 Nehra to Hussain, one run, played behind square leg
  94.4 Nehra to Flintoff, no run, on leg and middle, beaten by the swing,
        inside edge onto the pads
  94.5 Nehra to Flintoff, FOUR, SHOT! On leg and middle, Whipped away
        behind square, sweetly timed it too, four runs all the way!
  94.6 Nehra to Flintoff, FOUR, nothing wrong with this delivery, short of
        a length, angling away, Flintoff rocks back and punches it through
        covers for four, once again the timing is simply superb.

End of over 95 (9 runs) England 272/5
A Nehra 23-4-58-0 (1w 5nb) - Nursery End
N Hussain 122* (279b 20x4) A Flintoff 8* (8b 2x4)

  95.1 Khan to Hussain, one run, on leg and middle, played down to long
        leg
  95.2 Khan to Flintoff, no run, quickly into position and whips this one
        forward of square, Agarkar does well to deny even a single
  95.3 Khan to Flintoff, no run, outside the off, left alone
  95.4 Khan to Flintoff, no run, down the leg and through to Ratra
  95.5 Khan to Flintoff, no run, outside the off, angling away, left alone
  95.6 Khan to Flintoff, no run, beaten outside the off

End of over 96 (1 run) England 273/5
Z Khan 25-9-54-3 - Pavilion End
N Hussain 123* (280b 20x4) A Flintoff 8* (13b 2x4)

       Bowling change: Anil Kumble
       This is a bit strange with the ball swinging around a bit
  96.1 Kumble to Hussain, no run, forward in defence
  96.2 Kumble to Hussain, no run, dances down the track, Kumble drops it
        short, Hussain has to adjust the shot, plays it to backward point
  96.3 Kumble to Hussain, FOUR, once again takes a few steps down the
        track, Kumble bowls this one quicker, kisses Hussain's glove and
        goes right between the keeper and first slip for four runs
  96.4 Kumble to Hussain, two runs, short delivery, driven through covers,
        there is a sweeper at the cover fence, just the couple of runs
  96.5 Kumble to Hussain, FOUR, Hussain winning this cat and mouse game
        with Kumble, makes Kumble drops this one short again, rocks back
        and pulls this one through mid-wicket, a majestic shot for four
  96.6 Kumble to Hussain, one run, driven through covers for a single,
        makes it 11 runs of the Kumble over

End of over 97 (11 runs) England 284/5
A Kumble 28-8-72-1 - Nursery End
N Hussain 134* (286b 22x4) A Flintoff 8* (13b 2x4)

  97.1 Khan to Hussain, one run, pushed in defence and takes a quick
        single
  97.2 Khan to Flintoff, FOUR, Take that! width outside the off, Freddie
        has enough room to free his arms, spanks it through covers, goes
        right through Ganguly - four!
  97.3 Khan to Flintoff, FOUR, Bang! This is the big gun firing, Flintoff
        puts his foot forward and spanks this over pitched delivery,
        through mid-off, clean hit for four!
  97.4 Khan to Flintoff, no run, pushed to mid-on
  97.5 Khan to Flintoff, no run, beaten outside the off
  97.6 Khan to Flintoff, one run, tucked around the corner for a single,
        ten runs off the over!

End of over 98 (10 runs) England 294/5
Z Khan 26-9-64-3 - Pavilion End
A Flintoff 17* (18b 4x4) N Hussain 135* (287b 22x4)

       Kumble to continue
  98.1 Kumble to Flintoff, no run, on leg and middle, forward in defence
  98.2 Kumble to Flintoff, no run, gets a good stride forward and defends
  98.3 Kumble to Flintoff, no run, flat in trajectory, outside the off,
        pushed to covers
  98.4 Kumble to Flintoff, no run, tossed up, forward in defence
  98.5 Kumble to Flintoff, FOUR, that is a bad ball put away for four,
        looking to bowl the quicker one, drops it short, Freddie rocks
        back and cuts for four!
  98.6 Kumble to Flintoff, no run, defended

End of over 99 (4 runs) England 298/5
A Kumble 29-8-76-1 - Nursery End
N Hussain 135* (287b 22x4) A Flintoff 21* (24b 5x4)

  99.1 Khan to Hussain, no run, tries to whip it away, off the pad she
        goes backward of square, wants a quick leg bye, then decide
        against it
  99.2 Khan to Hussain, no run, fired way outside the off, left alone
  99.3 Khan to Hussain, no run, well up to the batsman, Hussain hurried to
        defend, squeezes this one towards gully
  99.4 Khan to Hussain, no run, extra bounce from a good length, Hussain
        in a hurry to protect his fragile fingers, gets an inside edge
        onto the pads, no damage done
  99.5 Khan to Hussain, no run, outside the off, left alone
  99.6 Khan to Hussain, no run, outside the off, angling away, left alone

End of over 100 (maiden) England 298/5
Z Khan 27-10-64-3 - Pavilion End
A Flintoff 21* (24b 5x4) N Hussain 135* (293b 22x4)

       Kumble to continue
 100.1 Kumble to Flintoff, no run, flat and quick, defended
 100.2 Kumble to Flintoff, no run, flat and quick, defended
 100.3 Kumble to Flintoff, no run, gives this one a little bit of air,
        forward in defence
 100.4 Kumble to Flintoff, one run, oh! The easiest of singles taken,
        Nehra to deep at mid-off and not actually trying to stop the
        single, poor fielding indeed
 100.5 Kumble to Hussain, no run, forward in defence
 100.6 Kumble to Hussain, no run, leg break, opens the face of the bat and
        runs it towards backward point

End of over 101 (1 run) England 299/5
A Kumble 30-8-77-1 - Nursery End
A Flintoff 22* (28b 5x4) N Hussain 135* (295b 22x4)

 101.1 Khan to Flintoff, no run, angling away from the batsman, left alone
 101.2 Khan to Flintoff, no run, and again, left alone
 101.3 Khan to Flintoff, no run, on leg and middle, defended
 101.4 Khan to Flintoff, no run, over pitched, cracking extra cover drive,
        finds Ganguly on its way, well fielded too
 101.5 Khan to Flintoff, no run, outside the off, left alone
 101.6 Khan to Flintoff, no run, pushed to mid-on, a maiden over!

End of over 102 (maiden) England 299/5
Z Khan 28-11-64-3 - Pavilion End
N Hussain 135* (295b 22x4) A Flintoff 22* (34b 5x4)

 102.1 Kumble to Hussain, no run, oh! This one skids through, keeps a tad
        low, Hussain does well to keep it away
 102.2 Kumble to Hussain, no run, again Hussain looking to play inside-
        out, forward in defence
 102.3 Kumble to Hussain, no run, forward in defence
 102.4 Kumble to Hussain, FOUR, well tossed up, slower through the air,
        dances down the track and drives it neatly through mid-on for
        four, that is the 300 on the board
 102.5 Kumble to Hussain, one run, played wide of mid-on for a single
 102.6 Kumble to Flintoff, FOUR, drops it short, Flintoff won't mind any
        of these, quickly into  position and a handsome looking square
        drive for four.

End of over 103 (9 runs) England 308/5
A Kumble 31-8-86-1 - Nursery End
N Hussain 140* (300b 23x4) A Flintoff 26* (35b 6x4)

       Bowling change: Ajit Agarkar
 103.1 Agarkar to Hussain, no run, starts off with a delivery starting
        well outside the off and swinging further away, Hussain has
        nothing to do with it
 103.2 Agarkar to Hussain, no run, yet another outswinger, outside the
        off, Hussain fishing at it, ends up not finding an edge!
 103.3 Agarkar to Hussain, no run, slightly short, cut away, Kumble at
        backward point fields
 103.4 Agarkar to Hussain, no run, outswinger, starting well outside the
        off, left alone
 103.5 Agarkar to Hussain, no run, yet again, outswinger, starting well
        outside the off, left alone
 103.6 Agarkar to Hussain, FOUR, Yes! Agarkar does it, drops this one
        short, giving enough time for Hussain to rock back and pull it
        away for four!

End of over 104 (4 runs) England 312/5
AB Agarkar 13-2-53-0 - Pavilion End
A Flintoff 26* (35b 6x4) N Hussain 144* (306b 24x4)

Match State: Drinks

       Nehra replaces Kumble
 104.1 Nehra to Flintoff, no run, angling away, left alone
 104.2 Nehra to Flintoff, FOUR, short of a length, just outside the off,
        angling away, Flintoff plays a cracking square cut for four!
 104.3 Nehra to Flintoff, one run, outside the off, pushed wide of cover
 104.4 Nehra to Hussain, one run, defended, back down the track, Ganguly
        caught snoozing at mid-on, steals the quick single
 104.5 Nehra to Flintoff, FOUR, drops this one short, Freddie does not
        require an invitation for this, cuts it off his front foot, four!
 104.6 Nehra to Flintoff, one run, this time there is a fielder in the
        deep on the off side, sweeping the cover fence, just the single

End of over 105 (11 runs) England 323/5
A Nehra 24-4-69-0 (1w 5nb) - Nursery End
A Flintoff 36* (40b 8x4) N Hussain 145* (307b 24x4)

       Agarkar to continue
 105.1 Agarkar to Flintoff, no run, short of a length, outside the off,
        left alone
       These two batsmen have added 60 runs off 12 overs so far
 105.2 Agarkar to Flintoff, no run, slashes at this wide outswinger,
        beaten
 105.3 Agarkar to Flintoff, one run, cracking shot, Sehwag at backward
        point does well to stop a certain boundary
 105.4 Agarkar to Hussain, no run, walks into the shot, was a good
        outswinger, not extremely fast by any means, Hussain lucky not to
        get an edge, beaten!
 105.5 Agarkar to Hussain, FOUR, outside the off, moving away, not bowling
        at full pace, Hussain has enough time to wait for it, play the
        late cut - wide of slips and down to third-man for four
 105.6 Agarkar to Hussain, no run, outside the off, through to the keeper

End of over 106 (5 runs) England 328/5
AB Agarkar 14-2-58-0 - Pavilion End
A Flintoff 37* (43b 8x4) N Hussain 149* (310b 25x4)

 106.1 Nehra to Flintoff, no run, outside the off, angling away, left
        alone
 106.2 Nehra to Flintoff, one run, bludgeons this through covers for a
        single, Tendulkar the sweeper-cover
 106.3 Nehra to Hussain, no run, outside the off, left alone
 106.4 Nehra to Hussain, one run, nicely driven through covers for a
        single and brings up his 150
 106.5 Nehra to Flintoff, no run, left alone outside the off
 106.6 Nehra to Flintoff, no run, beaten outside the off, slashes at a
        delivery angling further away, lucky not to get an edge

End of over 107 (2 runs) England 330/5
A Nehra 25-4-71-0 (1w 5nb) - Nursery End
N Hussain 150* (312b 25x4) A Flintoff 38* (47b 8x4)

       Agarkar continues
 107.1 Agarkar to Hussain, no run, getting the ball to swing late, Hussain
        shuffles across to play it through mid-wicket, rapped on the pads,
        loud shout for lbw, ball hitting on the pad - outside the line of
        off, not out
 107.2 Agarkar to Hussain, no run, outside the off, played to backward
        point.
 107.3 Agarkar to Hussain, no run, much better delivery, bowling well
        within himself, well up to the batsman, Hussain watchfully forward
        in defence.
 107.4 Agarkar to Hussain, no run, outside the off, driven square of the
        wicket, fielded at cover point
 107.5 Agarkar to Hussain, no run, well up to the batsman, outside the
        line of off, Hussain walks across again, has to check the stroke,
        ball goes to mid-on
 107.6 Agarkar to Hussain, no run, oh! Terrible stuff, too wide outside
        the off, lucky not to be called a wide, ensures a maiden over!

End of over 108 (maiden) England 330/5
AB Agarkar 15-3-58-0 - Pavilion End
A Flintoff 38* (47b 8x4) N Hussain 150* (318b 25x4)

 108.1 Nehra to Flintoff, one run, lofted drive over covers for a single
 108.2 Nehra to Hussain, one run, defends, ball goes towards gully, steals
        a single
       Absolutely no pressure on the batsmen, the fielding has been
        disappointing
 108.3 Nehra to Flintoff, no run, outside the off, left alone
 108.4 Nehra to Flintoff, wide: no run, too wide outside the off, Freddie
        aims for something in the stands and has a wild heave, misses,
        umpire Koertzen signals a wide!
 108.4 Nehra to Flintoff, no run, just outside the off, opens the face of
        the bat and runs it to backward point
 108.5 Nehra to Flintoff, FOUR, SHOT! Short delivery, a long hop...
        Spanked through covers, There is Tendulkar sweeping at the cover
        fence, hit some ten yards to his right, despairing dive, brute
        force of the shot beats Tendulkar, that is four all the way!
 108.6 Nehra to Flintoff, one run, played down to third-man

End of over 109 (8 runs) England 338/5
A Nehra 26-4-79-0 (2w 5nb) - Nursery End
A Flintoff 44* (52b 9x4) N Hussain 151* (319b 25x4)

 109.1 Agarkar to Flintoff, one run, gives Freddie the width outside the
        off, played down to square third-man
 109.2 Agarkar to Hussain, no run, over pitched outside the off, leans
        into a cover drive, hit straigh to the fielder
 109.3 Agarkar to Hussain, one run, much much better delivery, well up to
        the batsman, a touch of outswing in it, thick outside edge and
        down to third-man
 109.4 Agarkar to Flintoff, no run, bouncer, ducks under it, a very lively
        bouncer too, Flintoff taken by surprise, must be the quickest
        delivery he has bowled in this match
 109.5 Agarkar to Flintoff, no run, well outside the off, slashes at it,
        beaten
 109.6 Agarkar to Flintoff, no run, outside the off, played towards
        backward point

End of over 110 (2 runs) England 340/5
AB Agarkar 16-3-60-0 - Pavilion End
N Hussain 152* (321b 25x4) A Flintoff 45* (56b 9x4)

       Bowling change: Anil Kumble
 110.1 Kumble to Hussain, no run, forward in defence.
 110.2 Kumble to Hussain, no run, allows the ball to hit the front pad
 110.3 Kumble to Hussain, no run, bowling around the wicket and pitching
        the ball some two feet outside the leg, hit on the pad again
 110.4 Kumble to Hussain, no run, oh! This one pitches well wide outside
        the leg, Hussain goes for the sweep, misses it.
 110.5 Kumble to Hussain, one run, yet again, well down the leg, no
        alarming turn, this is at best a very defensive ploy, played
        around the corner for a single
 110.6 Kumble to Flintoff, SIX, SHOT! Stand and deliver, Freddie! Lofted
        shot, this one goes a long long way and all the way over mid-
        wicket for a huge six, that is his fifty! Well played Flintoff.

End of over 111 (7 runs) England 347/5
A Kumble 32-8-93-1 - Nursery End
N Hussain 153* (326b 25x4) A Flintoff 51* (57b 9x4 1x6)

 111.1 Agarkar to Hussain, one run, outside the off, pushes to the off
        side and takes a quick single
 111.2 Agarkar to Flintoff, two runs, good running between the wickets,
        pushed wide of mid-wicket, makes the second run look so easy
 111.3 Agarkar to Flintoff, FOUR, on the pads, flicked away through mid-
        wicket for four! Flintoff in fine form here at Lord's.
 111.4 Agarkar to Flintoff, no run
 111.5 Agarkar to Flintoff, two runs, played through covers, easy runs for
        the taking
 111.6 Agarkar to Flintoff, OUT: GONE! Caught behind, well outside the
        off, a hint of outswing too, playing away from his body, thick
        edge and Ratra takes the easy catch, Standing ovation for Flintoff

       England 356/6, Partnership of 93
       A Flintoff  c Ratra b Agarkar  59 (62b 10x4 1x6)

End of over 112 (9 runs) England 356/6
AB Agarkar 17-3-69-1 - Pavilion End
N Hussain 154* (327b 25x4) 

       The new batsman is Craig White, he will be at the non-strker's end.
        Kumble to bowl around the wicket
 112.1 Kumble to Hussain, no run, bowled from the edge of the crease, not
        leg spin this, going across the track with the angle, left alone
 112.2 Kumble to Hussain, no run
 112.3 Kumble to Hussain, one run
 112.4 Kumble to White, no run, gets right behind the line and defends,
        Kumble bowling over the wicket to White
 112.5 Kumble to White, no run, slow leg break, left alone
 112.6 Kumble to White, no run, hurries White to defend

End of over 113 (1 run) England 357/6
A Kumble 33-8-94-1 - Nursery End
N Hussain 155* (330b 25x4) C White 0* (3b)

 113.1 Agarkar to Hussain, OUT: BELIEVE this! Agarkar strikes again with
        an outswinger - and is on a hat-trick! Hussain fishing outside the
        off, edges it through to Ratra, Hussain is out after making 155
        valuable runs for his team, end of a very good knock.

       England 357/7, Partnership of 1
       N Hussain  c Ratra b Agarkar  155 (331b 25x4 0x6)
       C White 0* (3b) AB Agarkar 17.1-3-69-2

       The new batsman is Ashley Giles, Agarkar is all smiles now
 113.2 Agarkar to Giles, one run, well up to the batsman, forward in
        defence, takes a quick single
       Bowling around the wicket now
 113.3 Agarkar to White, one run, short delivery, gets right back and
        defends, ball goes behind square for a single
 113.4 Agarkar to Giles, no run, defended
 113.5 Agarkar to Giles, no run, short in length, outside the off, played
        to backward point
 113.6 Agarkar to Giles, no run, defended

End of over 114 (2 runs) England 359/7
AB Agarkar 18-3-71-2 - Pavilion End
C White 1* (4b) AF Giles 1* (4b)

       Bowling change: Zaheer Khan
 114.1 Khan to White, no run, right at the batsman, defended
 114.2 Khan to White, no run, defended again
 114.3 Khan to White, no run, this is not exactly good bowling, digs this
        one too short, not quick enough to make the batsman hurry for
        anything, white eases himself out of the way of the bouncer
 114.4 Khan to White, FOUR, poor bowling, makes up for the bouncer with an
        over-pitched delivery, leans forward and drives it through covers,
        ball racing away for four!
 114.5 Khan to White, no run, angling away, left alone
       We are just five minutes away from lunch
 114.6 Khan to White, no run, bowling well within himself, just outside
        the off, White has no problems in dealing with these harmless
        deliveries, well forward and defends

End of over 115 (4 runs) England 363/7
Z Khan 29-11-68-3 - Nursery End
AF Giles 1* (4b) C White 5* (10b 1x4)

 115.1 Agarkar to Giles, FOUR, on the pads, flicked away nicely for four!
 115.2 Agarkar to Giles, no run, defended
 115.3 Agarkar to Giles, FOUR, doesn't take much time for Agarkar to get
        back to  his old habits, over pitched outside the off, Giles helps
        himself with a square driven four!
 115.4 Agarkar to Giles, no run, much better delivery, short of a length,
        rising, gets right behind it and defends.
 115.5 Agarkar to Giles, no run, outside the off, left alone
 115.6 Agarkar to Giles, one run, outside the off, slashes at this one,
        Kumble puts down the tough chance, ball goes down to third-man for
        a single, and that is lunch on day-2

End of over 116 (9 runs) England 372/7
AB Agarkar 19-3-80-2 - Pavilion End
AF Giles 10* (10b 2x4) C White 5* (10b 1x4)

       26 overs bowled in this session, England scored 115 runs and lost
        three wickets.
       Stewart was trapped lbw by Zaheer Khan early in the morning on his
        overnight score of 19, was an easy decision for the umpire - ball
        would have cleaned up middle and leg stumps
       Flintoff made a whirlwind 59 off just 62 balls, adding 93 runs for
        the sixth wicket with Hussain in  just 18.5 overs
       Agarkar did redeem himself picking up the wickets of Flintoff and
        Hussain off consecutive deliveries, both caught behind.
       Hussain  made 155 off 331 deliveries, 100 off those runs coming in
        boundaries.
       We will be back at 1240 Hrs GMT, 1810 Hrs IST

Match State: Lunch - Day 2

       Good Afternoon!
       Welcome back to Lord's for the second session of play, it is going
        to be Ashish Nehra to bowl
 116.1 Nehra to Giles, no run, through to the keeper
 116.2 Nehra to Giles, two runs, on the pads, tucked around the corner,
        slight mis-field by Khan at long leg, they take the easy second
        run
 116.3 Nehra to Giles, three runs, short in length, played firmly through
        covers, Ganguly has to do the chasing
 116.4 Nehra to White, two runs, short delivery, plays a flat-batted
        stroke past the stumps, just past mid-off, ganguly chasing at it
        again
 116.5 Nehra to White, no run, angling away from the batsman, left alone
 116.6 Nehra to White, no run, angling away from the batsman, left alone

End of over 117 (7 runs) England 379/7
A Nehra 27-4-86-0 (2w 5nb) - Nursery End
AF Giles 15* (13b 2x4) C White 7* (13b 1x4)

       Zaheer Khan to bowl - left-arm over the wicket from the Pavilion
        end
 117.1 Khan to Giles, no run, right at the batsman, defended
 117.2 Khan to Giles, no run, slightly short, extra bounce, angling away,
        playing at this off the front foot, inside edge onto the pads.
 117.3 Khan to Giles, no run
 117.4 Khan to Giles, no run
 117.5 Khan to Giles, no run
 117.6 Khan to Giles, FOUR, short outside the off, spanking square cut for
        four

End of over 118 (4 runs) England 383/7
Z Khan 30-11-72-3 - Pavilion End
C White 7* (13b 1x4) AF Giles 19* (19b 3x4)

 118.1 Nehra to White, no run, outside the off, defended
 118.2 Nehra to White, no run
 118.3 Nehra to White, no run, digs this one short, quick delivery, left
        alone
 118.4 Nehra to White, two runs, pushed to mid-off, Ganguly the fielder -
        does a Barthez - lets the ball go right through his legs - and
        then to make it even worse - gives away the extra run!
 118.5 Nehra to White, no run, outside the off, played to backward point
 118.6 Nehra to White, one run, short, rising delivery, hooked down to
        long leg

End of over 119 (3 runs) England 386/7
A Nehra 28-4-89-0 (2w 5nb) - Nursery End
C White 10* (19b 1x4) AF Giles 19* (19b 3x4)

 119.1 Khan to White, one run, on the pads, worked away nicely wide of
        mid-on
 119.2 Khan to Giles, no run, right on target, defended
 119.3 Khan to Giles, no run, full and going outside off, Giles tries a
        drive, but the ball is padded back to Zaheer.
 119.4 Khan to Giles, no run, outside off again, and Giles has a little
        waft at it this time. The ball misses and goes through to Ratra.
 119.5 Khan to Giles, no run, similar line again, and Giles leaves well
        enough alone this time.
 119.6 Khan to Giles, no run, the delivery squares Giles up, the ball
        shoots off the edge, but it doesn't carry to the pffside fielder.

End of over 120 (1 run) England 387/7
Z Khan 31-11-73-3 - Pavilion End
C White 11* (20b 1x4) AF Giles 19* (24b 3x4)

 120.1 Nehra to White, three runs, White's drive through the offside is
        partly stopped by Sehwag, who then has to run after it and
        collect. The batsmen pick up three by that time.
 120.2 Nehra to Giles, no run, another waft outside the offstump, and
        again the ballmisses the bat.
 120.3 Nehra to Giles, OUT: full again, Nehra bowling good and consistent
        line. Giles gets the ball on the toe of his bat, only for it to
        ricochet onto the base of the stumps.

       England 390/8, Partnership of 33
       AF Giles  b Nehra  19 (26b 3x4 0x6)
       C White 14* (21b 1x4) A Nehra 28.3-4-92-1 (2w 5nb)

       Simon Jones reaches the crease in his first Test.
 120.4 Nehra to Jones, no run, full and swinging, and Jones barely manages
        to get his bat down in time.
 120.5 Nehra to Jones, one run, Jones' first runs in Test cricket come off
        a tentative drive into the off, but he still gets the runs!
 120.6 Nehra to White, no run, stroked to point for no run.

End of over 121 (4 runs) England 391/8
A Nehra 29-4-93-1 (2w 5nb) - Nursery End
SP Jones 1* (2b) C White 14* (22b 1x4)

 121.1 Khan to Jones, no run, short and pitched on off, seaming away just
        a touch from the left-hander.
 121.2 Khan to Jones, bye: FOUR, BYES short and heading over the batsman's
        head. Even Ratra cannot get to it, much as he tries, and the ball
        runs away for four byes.
 121.3 Khan to Jones, no run
 121.4 Khan to Jones, no run, patted back down the ground to mid-off.
        Jones looks a bit antsy, as if he is ready to explode into a
        booming shot - or mis-shot - any moment.
 121.5 Khan to Jones, no run, short and left easily by Jones, who ducks
        away and udner it.
 121.6 Khan to Jones, no run

End of over 122 (4 runs, maiden) England 395/8
Z Khan 32-12-73-3 - Pavilion End
C White 14* (22b 1x4) SP Jones 1* (8b)

 122.1 Nehra to White, no run, wide outside offstump and going wider away,
        and White has no problems in leaving it alone.
 122.2 Nehra to White, FOUR, short and right on middle stump, and White
        easily pulls away the delivery to the midwicket fence for four.
 122.3 Nehra to White, no run, fuller this time, and White expecting it
        gets forward nicely in defence.
 122.4 Nehra to White, FOUR, more presents in store fpr White this over.
        Half-volley length outside the off, and White strokes it away
        nicely through the covers for a boundary, second of the over.
 122.5 Nehra to White, no run, Nehra just pushing it wider outside the off
        for this one, and White leavs it alone.
 122.6 Nehra to White, no run, better line from Nehra, closer to the body,
        making White play and miss outside the off-stump.

End of over 123 (8 runs) England 403/8
A Nehra 30-4-101-1 (2w 5nb) - Nursery End
SP Jones 1* (8b) C White 22* (28b 3x4)

 123.1 Khan to Jones, SIX, and as predicted just last over, Jones
        explodes, cleanly lifting Zaheer Khan over his head and into the
        stands behind the bowler.
 123.2 Khan to Jones, no run, fuller and more swinging this time, andJones
        plays it away safel towards the legside.
 123.3 Khan to Jones, no run, short again, but the line is erratic, and
        Jones sways away easily.
 123.4 Khan to Jones, FOUR, around the wicket this time, but Jones just
        easily pushes it down the ground off his pads, the ball running
        down to long-on for another four.
 123.5 Khan to Jones, no run, similar shot attempted again, but the ball
        is fuller this time.
 123.6 Khan to Jones, no run, Zaheer getting a bit frustrated now,
        perhaps. A bouncer sails over Jones' head harmlessly.

End of over 124 (10 runs) England 413/8
Z Khan 33-12-83-3 - Pavilion End
C White 22* (28b 3x4) SP Jones 11* (14b 1x4 1x6)

       Kumble into the attack with a slip and a silly point now.
 124.1 Kumble to White, one run, stroked to mid-on for a single.
 124.2 Kumble to Jones, FOUR, Jones takes it on the full, trying to play
        it more to leg, but the bat force is such that it flies through
        the cover regoin for a boundary.
 124.3 Kumble to Jones, FOUR, slogged across the line this time, and
        Sachin Tendulkar in the outfield almost gets a hand to it, but the
        ball evades him for succesive boundaries.
 124.4 Kumble to Jones, no run, well left this time!
 124.5 Kumble to Jones, no run
 124.6 Kumble to Jones, no run, Kumble gives the ball more air, and
        although Jones looks like going for anohter hit, he is satisfied
        with patting it to mid-on.

End of over 125 (9 runs) England 422/8
A Kumble 34-8-103-1 - Nursery End
C White 23* (29b 3x4) SP Jones 19* (19b 3x4 1x6)

       These runs must be hurting India, 32 added now for the 9th wicket.
 125.1 Khan to White, two runs, straying on White's pads, and the batsman
        easily nudges it away to square leg for a brace.
 125.2 Khan to White, no run, stout defence this time around from White,
        and a better line from Zaheer.
 125.3 Khan to White, no run, on target again, and White is equal to the
        task, presnting the full face of the bat.
 125.4 Khan to White, no run, fuller, and White looks to play it away on
        the leg, but the ball dribbles back to the bowler.
 125.5 Khan to White, no run
 125.6 Khan to White, no run, pushed outside the off-stump, and White
        contentedly watches it bounce past.

End of over 126 (2 runs) England 424/8
Z Khan 34-12-85-3 - Pavilion End
SP Jones 19* (19b 3x4 1x6) C White 25* (35b 3x4)

 126.1 Kumble to Jones, no run, nudged to short third man for no run.
 126.2 Kumble to Jones, one run, full and drifting onto the pads, and
        Jones glides it away to square leg for the single.
 126.3 Kumble to White, no run
 126.4 Kumble to White, one run, a single as White turns it around the
        corner competently enough, the spin not making any impact on him.
 126.5 Kumble to Jones, three runs, a wild heave from Jones, intended to
        take th eball over long-off, takes it over third man instead, the
        batsmen taking three.
 126.6 Kumble to White, no run, a little shimmy down the track, but White
        can only play it to cover.

End of over 127 (5 runs) England 429/8
A Kumble 35-8-108-1 - Nursery End
SP Jones 23* (22b 3x4 1x6) C White 26* (38b 3x4)

 127.1 Agarkar to Jones, FOUR, a debutant greeting a bowler with a
        boundary! Jones stands and just smashes the short-and-wide
        delivery to the point fence.
 127.2 Agarkar to Jones, FOUR
 127.3 Agarkar to Jones, no run
 127.4 Agarkar to Jones, FOUR
 127.5 Agarkar to Jones, no run
 127.6 Agarkar to Jones, one run

End of over 128 (13 runs) England 442/8
AB Agarkar 20-3-93-2 - Pavilion End
SP Jones 36* (28b 6x4 1x6) C White 26* (38b 3x4)

 128.1 Kumble to Jones, FOUR, this is full-blooded massacre! Kumble
        pitches it on leg, and Jones just lofts him over square leg for
        four.
 128.2 Kumble to Jones, two runs, yet another heave, but the ball slices
        over cover and slows up as it reaches the ropes, enabling Ganguly
        to restrict them to two runs.
 128.3 Kumble to Jones, no run, an attempt to show his defnesive
        technique, perhaps! Jones forward to KUmble stoutly.
 128.4 Kumble to Jones, no run
 128.5 Kumble to Jones, no run, swings away lustily yet again, but Ratra
        collects as Jones misses, appeals for the stumping, but Jones'
        back foot was firmly planted in his crease.
 128.6 Kumble to Jones, no run, defends yet again, perhaps a bit of cheek
        in an otherwise lusty knock.

End of over 129 (6 runs) England 448/8
A Kumble 36-8-114-1 - Nursery End
C White 26* (38b 3x4) SP Jones 42* (34b 7x4 1x6)

 129.1 Sehwag to White, one run, maybe the gentle offspin of Sehwag will
        do the trick? White doens't think so, just turning it around the
        corner for one and giving Jones the strike.
 129.2 Sehwag to Jones, no run, nice loop here, and Jones tries to defend
        awkwardly. He should be swinging, really.
 129.3 Sehwag to Jones, no run
 129.4 Sehwag to Jones, no run, Jones leaves it easily this time, the ball
        turning enough for Ratra to collect much outside the off.
 129.5 Sehwag to Jones, no run, beaten this time
 129.6 Sehwag to Jones, no run

End of over 130 (1 run) England 449/8
V Sehwag 7-0-18-1 (1nb) - Pavilion End
C White 27* (39b 3x4) SP Jones 42* (39b 7x4 1x6)

Match State: Drinks

       59 runs added for the ninth wicket now, not a happy state of things
        for India.
 130.1 Kumble to White, no run, White continues to play away at the other
        end, defending nicely and rotating the strike.
 130.2 Kumble to White, one run, flighted and on the middle stump, and
        White turns it away to leg for one. Applause for England's 450.
 130.3 Kumble to Jones, no run, pushed through just abit faster, and Jones
        leaves it alone outside off sumpt.
 130.4 Kumble to Jones, two runs, wild heave skies the ball, and Agarkar
        runs in from deep midwicket, but he makes a mess of the catch, and
        Jones scampers two in the interim.
 130.5 Kumble to Jones, no run
 130.6 Kumble to Jones, OUT: Jones jabs at the ball on off-stump, the ball
        takes the shoulder of the bat and ablloons up in the air for Rahul
        Dravid at first slip to take a comfortable catch. Jones walks
        after a whirlwind innings of 44.

       England 452/9, Partnership of 62
       SP Jones  c Dravid b Kumble  44 (43b 7x4 1x6)

End of over 131 (3 runs) England 452/9
A Kumble 37-8-117-2 - Nursery End
C White 28* (41b 3x4) 

 131.1 Sehwag to White, no run
 131.2 Sehwag to White, one run, turned to leg for the single, giving
        Hoggard the strike.
 131.3 Sehwag to Hoggard, FOUR, smart bowling, flighted outside off and
        inducing a prod from hoggard. Dravid just gets some fingers to it
        diving to his left at slip, but the ball finally runs away to the
        fence for four.
 131.4 Sehwag to Hoggard, no run
 131.5 Sehwag to Hoggard, no run, stroked more confidently this time to
        cover.
 131.6 Sehwag to Hoggard, no run

End of over 132 (5 runs) England 457/9
V Sehwag 8-0-23-1 (1nb) - Pavilion End
C White 29* (43b 3x4) MJ Hoggard 4* (4b 1x4)

 132.1 Kumble to White, no run
 132.2 Kumble to White, no run, stout defnece again, but with such a large
        score on the board, one would have thought that White would be
        giving the bowlers the charge.
 132.3 Kumble to White, no run, small waltz down the track, but the ball
        is finally played away safely to cover.
 132.4 Kumble to White, no run
 132.5 Kumble to White, no run, on the back foot and punched away to
        cover, but again no run.
 132.6 Kumble to White, SIX, as expected just a few balls ago, White
        swings Kumble over square leg, far into the stands for maximum.

End of over 133 (6 runs) England 463/9
A Kumble 38-8-123-2 - Nursery End
MJ Hoggard 4* (4b 1x4) C White 35* (49b 3x4 1x6)

 133.1 Sehwag to Hoggard, one run, Hoggard does the sensible thing and
        gives White the strike, turning a single to leg.
 133.2 Sehwag to White, FOUR, a delicately played late cut, White using
        Sehwag's width and the downward slope to good effect, picking up
        four.
 133.3 Sehwag to White, no run
 133.4 Sehwag to White, no run, turned quietly to mid-on.
 133.5 Sehwag to White, one run, played to midwicket for a single, trying
        to retain strike for next over.
 133.6 Sehwag to Hoggard, no run, Hoggard forward in defence nicely,
        making sure White gets to play the next over!

End of over 134 (6 runs) England 469/9
V Sehwag 9-0-29-1 (1nb) - Pavilion End
C White 40* (53b 4x4 1x6) MJ Hoggard 5* (6b 1x4)

 134.1 Kumble to White, one run, turned around the corner, but White
        hesitates for just the instant before he takes the single.
        Remarkable confidence in Hoggard, then.
 134.2 Kumble to Hoggard, no run, well-judged finally by Hoggard, leaving
        the googly to rocket back and letting Ratra collect it.
 134.3 Kumble to Hoggard, no run, flighted this time and Hoggard jams down
        on it just in the blockhole.
 134.4 Kumble to Hoggard, no run
 134.5 Kumble to Hoggard, no run, the ball strikes Hoggard on the pad as
        he moves forward in defence, but the umpire has no hesitation in
        turning down the lbw appeal.
 134.6 Kumble to Hoggard, no run, struck on the boot this time, but again
        well outside off and well forward, so the lbw appeal is in vain.

End of over 135 (1 run) England 470/9
A Kumble 39-8-124-2 - Nursery End
C White 41* (54b 4x4 1x6) MJ Hoggard 5* (11b 1x4)

 135.1 Sehwag to White, three runs, swept fine by White, the ball runs
        away to the fine leg boundary, and only Ajit Agarkar racing around
        the fence can restrict it to three.
 135.2 Sehwag to Hoggard, no run, watchfully played by Hoggard
 135.3 Sehwag to Hoggard, no run
 135.4 Sehwag to Hoggard, no run, defended to the offside.
 135.5 Sehwag to Hoggard, no run, shouts of "Catch it" but the ball takes
        Hoggard's pad on the way, not bat or glove.
 135.6 Sehwag to Hoggard, no run

End of over 136 (3 runs) England 473/9
V Sehwag 10-0-32-1 (1nb) - Pavilion End
C White 44* (55b 4x4 1x6) MJ Hoggard 5* (16b 1x4)

 136.1 Kumble to White, no run
 136.2 Kumble to White, no run, watchfully played to cover. The calm
        before the storm?
 136.3 Kumble to White, no run, forward in defence again, nicely played
        down.
 136.4 Kumble to White, no run, White reads the googly and leaves th eball
        alone outside the off-stump.
 136.5 Kumble to White, no run
 136.6 Kumble to White, no run, comes onto White quicker, but safely
        negotiated to complete a maiden.

End of over 137 (maiden) England 473/9
A Kumble 40-9-124-2 - Nursery End
MJ Hoggard 5* (16b 1x4) C White 44* (61b 4x4 1x6)

       Zaheer Khan brought back to finish the innings off.
 137.1 Khan to Hoggard, no run, Hoggard leaves the ball outside off-stump
        easily enough.
 137.2 Khan to Hoggard, no run, late swing for Zaheer Khan, beating the
        batsman outside the off-sumpt and moves inside after it goes past
        the bat.
 137.3 Khan to Hoggard, no run, the ball holds its line this time, beating
        Hoggard yet again.
 137.4 Khan to Hoggard, no run
 137.5 Khan to Hoggard, no run
 137.6 Khan to Hoggard, no run, full and outside the off-stump yet again,
        and Hoggard has little trouble in leaving it.

End of over 138 (maiden) England 473/9
Z Khan 35-13-85-3 - Pavilion End
C White 44* (61b 4x4 1x6) MJ Hoggard 5* (22b 1x4)

 138.1 Kumble to White, one run, uppishly played drive to deep extra
        cover, giving White the single and Hoggard the strike off the
        first ball yet again.
 138.2 Kumble to Hoggard, one run, guided away to third man region for
        one.
 138.3 Kumble to White, no run
 138.4 Kumble to White, one run, two steps down the track and another
        uppish drive down to long-off.
 138.5 Kumble to Hoggard, no run, Hoggard gets th einside edge onto pad,
        but the ball spoons just over Wasim Jaffer at short leg.
 138.6 Kumble to Hoggard, no run

End of over 139 (3 runs) England 476/9
A Kumble 41-9-127-2 - Nursery End
C White 46* (64b 4x4 1x6) MJ Hoggard 6* (25b 1x4)

       24 for the tencth wicket thus far, yet another thorn in India's
        flesh.
 139.1 Khan to White, two runs, a quickly scampered brace this time as
        White plays the ball do deep point.
 139.2 Khan to White, two runs, played to fine leg, and even though
        Agarkar dives and prevents the four, he cannot prevent White from
        reaching a finely-compiled fifty.
 139.3 Khan to White, no run
 139.4 Khan to White, one run, disgracefully wide and should have been
        smashed for more, but fielder in the deep fields and gets it down
        to one.
 139.5 Khan to Hoggard, no run, left alone easily outside the off-stump./
 139.6 Khan to Hoggard, no run

End of over 140 (5 runs) England 481/9
Z Khan 36-13-90-3 - Pavilion End
C White 51* (68b 4x4 1x6) MJ Hoggard 6* (27b 1x4)

 140.1 Kumble to White, no run
 140.2 Kumble to White, no run, White cannot get the ball away, merely
        cutting it to point.
 140.3 Kumble to White, no run
 140.4 Kumble to White, one run
 140.5 Kumble to Hoggard, no run
 140.6 Kumble to Hoggard, no run

End of over 141 (1 run) England 482/9
A Kumble 42-9-128-2 - Nursery End
C White 52* (72b 4x4 1x6) MJ Hoggard 6* (29b 1x4)

       Agarkar back into the attack
 141.1 Agarkar to White, one run, played away to square leg for the
        single.
 141.2 Agarkar to Hoggard, no run, wide outside the off-stump, and Hoggard
        has no trouble in leaving it alone.
 141.3 Agarkar to Hoggard, FOUR, full toss on the legs, and Hoggard has no
        problems in just flicking it away on the legside, sending it to
        the midwicket fence for four.
 141.4 Agarkar to Hoggard, no run, good delivery, short and seaming in
        late, just outside the off-stump.
 141.5 Agarkar to Hoggard, no run, short again and well-directed, Hoggard
        swaying away from the line just in time.
 141.6 Agarkar to Hoggard, no run

End of over 142 (5 runs) England 487/9
AB Agarkar 21-3-98-2 - Pavilion End
C White 53* (73b 4x4 1x6) MJ Hoggard 10* (34b 2x4)

 142.1 Kumble to White, no run
 142.2 Kumble to White, OUT: White steps out of the crease to Kumble, but
        he misses the lined, and Ratra is quick to pull the bails off.
        White is outside teh crease and his bat is still in the air, as
        the TV replay shows.

       England 487/10, Partnership of 35
       C White  st Ratra b Kumble  53 (75b 4x4 1x6)
       MJ Hoggard 10* (34b 2x4) A Kumble 42.2-9-128-3

       And that ends an agonising session for India, with England's tail
        merely piling on the misery in adding quick runs.
       115 runs were scored before the final wicket fell in this session,
        much too many for any lower order. India's bowlers were wayward,
        and Flintoff and Simon Jones merely took maximum toll to post
        quick runs.
       White played a nice sheet anchor for the most part, and even the
        last man in - Matthew Hoggard - gave dogged support and added
        valuable runs for the final wicket.
       England have now reached a total that guarantees they will not lose
        this match, and it is up to India to ensure that they do as much
        on a belter of ab atting wicket.
       Tea has been taken along with the innings break and India will
        start their innings on the other side of the break.

Match State: Tea - Day 2

       Welcome back to Lord's
       We are all set for the start of the Indian innings. Hoggard to bowl
        to Jaffer
   0.1 Hoggard to Jaffer, one run, tucked around the corner for a single -
        and is off the mark
   0.2 Hoggard to Sehwag, one run, tucked around the corner for a single -
        and is off the mark
   0.3 Hoggard to Jaffer, no run, on middle and off, pushed to mid-on
   0.4 Hoggard to Jaffer, no run, short of a length, getting the ball to
        move away a bit, squared up, thick outside edge
   0.5 Hoggard to Jaffer, OUT: Bowled'm! Well up to the batsman, again a
        hint of movement, Jaffer goes across and plays a very casual shot
        across the line, ball shoots through hits the pad and off to
        disturb the stumps!

       India 2/1, Partnership of 2
       W Jaffer  b Hoggard  1 (4b 0x4 0x6)
       V Sehwag 1* (1b) MJ Hoggard 0.5-0-2-1

       Rahul Dravid is the new batsman
   0.6 Hoggard to Dravid, no run, short of a good length, rising delivery,
        right at the batsman, Dravid hops - and defends it down safely.

End of over 1 (2 runs) India 2/1 (trail by 485 runs)
MJ Hoggard 1-0-2-1 - Nursery End
V Sehwag 1* (1b) R Dravid 0* (1b)

       Brilliant first over from Hoggard. It is going to be Andrew
        Flintoff to share the new ball
   1.1 Flintoff to Sehwag, no run, outside the off, played to backward
        point, good stop
   1.2 Flintoff to Sehwag, legbye: one run
   1.3 Flintoff to Dravid, no run, short of a good length, well outside
        the off, dravid moving around in his crease, plays away from his
        body, pushes it to covers
   1.4 Flintoff to Dravid, no run, short of a good length, outside the of,
        angled in slightly, opens the face of the bat and runs it to gully
   1.5 Flintoff to Dravid, no run, outside the off, Dravid has a very good
        look at it and leaves it alone
   1.6 Flintoff to Dravid, no run, digs this one short, kicking up, Dravid
        equal to the task, defends

End of over 2 (1 run, maiden) India 3/1 (trail by 484 runs)
A Flintoff 1-1-0-0 - Pavilion End
V Sehwag 1* (3b) R Dravid 0* (5b)

   2.1 Hoggard to Sehwag, three runs, on the pads, a bit early into that
        shot, flicked through mid-wicket, gets three runs, ball was in the
        air for a while
   2.2 Hoggard to Dravid, two runs, again on middle and leg, whipped away
        forward of square
   2.3 Hoggard to Dravid, no run, just outside the off, defended
   2.4 Hoggard to Dravid, no run, gets right behind the line and defends
   2.5 Hoggard to Dravid, no run, gets right behind the line and defends
   2.6 Hoggard to Dravid, FOUR, bread and butter stuff for Dravid, pitched
        outside the line of leg, flick of the wrists and the ball speeds
        to the mid-wicket fence for four!

End of over 3 (9 runs) India 12/1 (trail by 475 runs)
MJ Hoggard 2-0-11-1 - Nursery End
V Sehwag 4* (4b) R Dravid 6* (10b 1x4)

   3.1 Flintoff to Sehwag, no run, more pace from Freddie, short pitched
        and at the batsman, defended
   3.2 Flintoff to Sehwag, FOUR, angling in to the batsman, worked away
        off his hips, sweetly timed too, four!
   3.3 Flintoff to Sehwag, no run, darting in to the batsman, gets right
        behind the line and defends
   3.4 Flintoff to Sehwag, no run, bouncer! Ducks under it
   3.5 Flintoff to Sehwag, no run, short of a length, outside the off,
        defended
   3.6 Flintoff to Sehwag, no run, short of a good length, outside the
        off, chopped down hard to gully

End of over 4 (4 runs) India 16/1 (trail by 471 runs)
A Flintoff 2-1-4-0 - Pavilion End
R Dravid 6* (10b 1x4) V Sehwag 8* (10b 1x4)

   4.1 Hoggard to Dravid, no run
   4.2 Hoggard to Dravid, no run, gets right behind the line and defends
   4.3 Hoggard to Dravid, no run, outside the off, left alone
   4.4 Hoggard to Dravid, no run, short of a length, just outside the off,
        gets right behind the line again, defends
   4.5 Hoggard to Dravid, no run, and again, defends
   4.6 Hoggard to Dravid, FOUR, on the pads, Dravid works this one neatly
        through mid-wicket, sweetly timed shot, four!

End of over 5 (4 runs) India 20/1 (trail by 467 runs)
MJ Hoggard 3-0-15-1 - Nursery End
V Sehwag 8* (10b 1x4) R Dravid 10* (16b 2x4)

   5.1 Flintoff to Sehwag, no run, digs this one well short, just outside
        the off, plays it down - straight to backward point
   5.2 Flintoff to Sehwag, no run, short of a length, angling in, pushed
        firmly to mid-on
   5.3 Flintoff to Sehwag, no run, slightly short in length, hitting the
        turf very hard, Sehwag gets the full face the bat on this, goes to
        mid-off
   5.4 Flintoff to Sehwag, no run, short of a length, too close to the off
        to cut, chops it down hard, picked up at gully
   5.5 Flintoff to Sehwag, legbye: one run
   5.6 Flintoff to Dravid, no run

End of over 6 (1 run, maiden) India 21/1 (trail by 466 runs)
A Flintoff 3-2-4-0 - Pavilion End
V Sehwag 8* (15b 1x4) R Dravid 10* (17b 2x4)

       Bowling change: Ashley Giles - left-arm over the wicket
       Very interesting move indeed, Giles to bowl with a slip, silly
        point and a forward short leg in place
   6.1 Giles to Sehwag, one run, pitched outside the leg, tucked away
   6.2 Giles to Dravid, no run, well outside the line of leg, no turn at
        all, through to Stewart
   6.3 Giles to Dravid, FOUR, slightly short, pitched on middle and off,
        slow turn away, cracking stroke through covers for four!
   6.4 Giles to Dravid, two runs, on the pads, worked away through mid-
        wicket
   6.5 Giles to Dravid, no run, pitched outside the line of leg, turning
        in, Dravid takes it on the pad
   6.6 Giles to Dravid, FOUR, once again pitched outside the line of leg,
        Dravid making it look so simple, no fuss at all, down on one knee
        and sweeps it well for four!

End of over 7 (11 runs) India 32/1 (trail by 455 runs)
AF Giles 1-0-11-0 - Nursery End
V Sehwag 9* (16b 1x4) R Dravid 20* (22b 4x4)

   7.1 Flintoff to Sehwag, two runs, darting in to the batsman, offers the
        full face of the bat, little punch off the back foot, through mid-
        off - easy couple of runs, Dravid not pushing for the third.
   7.2 Flintoff to Sehwag, legbye: one run, digs this one short, angling
        down the leg too, off the thigh pad and down to fine leg - past a
        diving Stewart
   7.3 Flintoff to Dravid, no run, gets right behind the line and defends
   7.4 Flintoff to Dravid, no run
   7.5 Flintoff to Dravid, no run, outside the off, left alone
   7.6 Flintoff to Dravid, no run, off the pads, ball goes to square leg

End of over 8 (3 runs) India 35/1 (trail by 452 runs)
A Flintoff 4-2-6-0 - Pavilion End
V Sehwag 11* (18b 1x4) R Dravid 20* (26b 4x4)

       Giles to continue
   8.1 Giles to Sehwag, no run, pitched outside the line of leg, allows
        the ball to hit the pad
   8.2 Giles to Sehwag, two runs, outside the leg again, Sehwag looks to
        be beaten by this, ball went through Stewart's gloves, they take a
        couple of runs as Jones cleans up, no signla from the umpire, must
        count as a chance then!
   8.3 Giles to Sehwag, no run, defended
   8.4 Giles to Sehwag, one run, swept away, good piece of fielding at the
        ropes
   8.5 Giles to Dravid, no run, played back down the track
   8.6 Giles to Dravid, no run, fired way down the leg side, should have
        been called as a wide, not to be so!

End of over 9 (3 runs) India 38/1 (trail by 449 runs)
AF Giles 2-0-14-0 - Nursery End
V Sehwag 14* (22b 1x4) R Dravid 20* (28b 4x4)

       Bowling change: Matthew Hoggard
   9.1 Hoggard to Sehwag, FOUR, good length ball, outside the off, hit
        through the line, good solid contact, screams through covers for
        four!
   9.2 Hoggard to Sehwag, no run, beaten outside the off
   9.3 Hoggard to Sehwag, no run, darting in to the batsman, gets right
        behind the line and defends
   9.4 Hoggard to Sehwag, no run, gets the toe of the bat, ball goes to
        square leg
   9.5 Hoggard to Sehwag, two runs, good use of the wrists, rising
        delivery outside the off, whipped away forward of square leg
   9.6 Hoggard to Sehwag, no run, short of a good length, outside the off,
        defended

End of over 10 (6 runs) India 44/1 (trail by 443 runs)
MJ Hoggard 4-0-21-1 - Pavilion End
R Dravid 20* (28b 4x4) V Sehwag 20* (28b 2x4)

       Giles goes around the wicket, it simply defies logic that Giles
        should be bowling with new hard ball - when Hussain has an ace in
        the pack - Simon Jones!
  10.1 Giles to Dravid, no run, tossed up, forward in defence
  10.2 Giles to Dravid, no run, tossed up, forward in defence
  10.3 Giles to Dravid, no run, tossed up, just outside the off, forward
        in defence
  10.4 Giles to Dravid, no run, and again, forward in defence
  10.5 Giles to Dravid, FOUR, tossed up, inside-out, driven so nicely
        through covers for four, Giles takes the punishment...
  10.6 Giles to Dravid, no run, leans forward and defends

End of over 11 (4 runs) India 48/1 (trail by 439 runs)
AF Giles 3-0-18-0 - Nursery End
V Sehwag 20* (28b 2x4) R Dravid 24* (34b 5x4)

  11.1 Hoggard to Sehwag, one run, short of a length, just outside the
        off, gets right behind the line, plays it towards mid-on
  11.2 Hoggard to Dravid, no run, darting in with the slope, Dravid
        defends
  11.3 Hoggard to Dravid, no run, short of a good length, outside the off,
        left alone
  11.4 Hoggard to Dravid, no run, short of a length, outside the off,
        angling in slightly, Dravid gets right behind the line and defends
  11.5 Hoggard to Dravid, no run, this one is again directed in to the
        batsman, defended
  11.6 Hoggard to Dravid, no run, keeps a tad low, outside the off, left
        alone

End of over 12 (1 run) India 49/1 (trail by 438 runs)
MJ Hoggard 5-0-22-1 - Pavilion End
V Sehwag 21* (29b 2x4) R Dravid 24* (39b 5x4)

       Giles continues, left-arm around the wicket
  12.1 Giles to Sehwag, no run, flighted delivery, forward in defence
  12.2 Giles to Sehwag, no run, well tossed up, cracking straight drive,
        Giles fields smartly
  12.3 Giles to Sehwag, no run, flighted again, forward in defence
  12.4 Giles to Sehwag, FOUR, tossed up again, over pitched in one sense,
        one step forward and smack! Hit through mid-wicket for four
  12.5 Giles to Sehwag, no run, forward in defence
  12.6 Giles to Sehwag, SIX, SHOT! Take that with a pinch of salt Mr
        Hussain, Sehwag swings this high and high over the ropes at mid-
        wicket for a massive six!

End of over 13 (10 runs) India 59/1 (trail by 428 runs)
AF Giles 4-0-28-0 - Nursery End
R Dravid 24* (39b 5x4) V Sehwag 31* (35b 3x4 1x6)

  13.1 Hoggard to Dravid, no run, outside the off, left alone
  13.2 Hoggard to Dravid, no run, short of a length, angling in, defended
  13.3 Hoggard to Dravid, no run, short of a length, outside the of, gets
        right behind the line and defends
       Hoggard should be pitching it up, to get the ball to swing
  13.4 Hoggard to Dravid, no run, much better delivery, forward in defence
  13.5 Hoggard to Dravid, no run, well up to the batsman, Dravid forced to
        come forward, pushed to mid-on
  13.6 Hoggard to Dravid, no run, this one keeps low, cutting in to the
        batsman, forward in defence

End of over 14 (maiden) India 59/1 (trail by 428 runs)
MJ Hoggard 6-1-22-1 - Pavilion End
V Sehwag 31* (35b 3x4 1x6) R Dravid 24* (45b 5x4)

       The moment is here - its is going to be Simon Philip Jones
  14.1 Jones to Sehwag, no run, going for pace first up, fired down the
        leg side
  14.2 Jones to Sehwag, no run, digs this one short, way outside the off
  14.3 Jones to Sehwag, no run, now this is one is fast, outside the off,
        played to point
  14.4 Jones to Sehwag, no run, touches the 89.5 miles mark, well directed
        - on target, defended
  14.5 Jones to Sehwag, no run, beaten outside the off, another hot
        delivery, loud roar from the crowd!
  14.6 Jones to Sehwag, FOUR, short, outside the off, put away through
        covers for four

End of over 15 (4 runs) India 63/1 (trail by 424 runs)
SP Jones 1-0-4-0 - Nursery End
R Dravid 24* (45b 5x4) V Sehwag 35* (41b 4x4 1x6)

  15.1 Hoggard to Dravid, no run
  15.2 Hoggard to Dravid, no run, outside the off, pushed to covers
  15.3 Hoggard to Dravid, no run, shout for lbw, inside edge perhaps, not
        out
  15.4 Hoggard to Dravid, no run, smashing cover drive, that was bound to
        be four, White as quick as lightning, smart piece of fielding
  15.5 Hoggard to Dravid, no run, darting in from outside the off,
        defended
  15.6 Hoggard to Dravid, no run, once again, angling in to the batsman,
        defended

End of over 16 (maiden) India 63/1 (trail by 424 runs)
MJ Hoggard 7-2-22-1 - Pavilion End
V Sehwag 35* (41b 4x4 1x6) R Dravid 24* (51b 5x4)

       Jones to continue. has a short run up and a very quick arm action
  16.1 Jones to Sehwag, no run, outside the off, left through to the
        keeper
  16.2 Jones to Sehwag, no run, digs this one short, Sehwag not to be
        cowed down by pace, goes for the cut, beaten
  16.3 Jones to Sehwag, no run, outside the off, times it nicely to cover
        point
  16.4 Jones to Sehwag, one run, played down to third-man, gets a single
  16.5 Jones to Dravid, no run, outside the off, played to deep gully
  16.6 Jones to Dravid, no run, gets right behind the line and defends

End of over 17 (1 run) India 64/1 (trail by 423 runs)
SP Jones 2-0-5-0 - Nursery End
V Sehwag 36* (45b 4x4 1x6) R Dravid 24* (53b 5x4)

Match State: Drinks

       It is going to take some time today - 21 overs remain with an hour
        to go for the scheduled close of play
       Hoggard to continue, Sehwag is on strike
  17.1 Hoggard to Sehwag, no run, not a chance of this ball swinging, dug
        too short, a bouncer, Sehwag ducks under it.
  17.2 Hoggard to Sehwag, no run, bowling from the pavilion end not
        helping Hoggard at all, not hint of outswing, ball darting back
        in, defended
  17.3 Hoggard to Sehwag, no run, and again, goes right up on his toes and
        defends. Looks like Hussain has got a few things wrong today
  17.4 Hoggard to Sehwag, no run, outside the off, pushed to covers
  17.5 Hoggard to Sehwag, one run, tucked around the corner for a single
  17.6 Hoggard to Dravid, no run, this one moves away, pitched well
        outside the off, left alone

End of over 18 (1 run) India 65/1 (trail by 422 runs)
MJ Hoggard 8-2-23-1 - Pavilion End
V Sehwag 37* (50b 4x4 1x6) R Dravid 24* (54b 5x4)

       Now what is happening here? Simon Jones is replaced by Craig
        White... perhaps for a change of ends. One never knows...
       Tough to see White getting the 18-overs-old ball to reverse swing
  18.1 White to Sehwag, one run, angling in, tucked around the corner
  18.2 White to Dravid, no run, cutting in sharply, played down to gully
  18.3 White to Dravid, no run, outside the off, left alone, no more 90
        miles' stuff from White, just about medium pace right now
  18.4 White to Dravid, no run, outside the off, left alone
  18.5 White to Dravid, no run, short, rising delivery, outside the off,
        Dravid looks to pull this one, swats it to mid-on
  18.6 White to Dravid, no run, short of a length, well outside the off,
        Dravid very watchful, too happy to leave it alone.

End of over 19 (1 run) India 66/1 (trail by 421 runs)
C White 1-0-1-0 - Nursery End
V Sehwag 38* (51b 4x4 1x6) R Dravid 24* (59b 5x4)

       Indeed change of ends for Jones
  19.1 Jones to Sehwag, FOUR, bangs this one short, Sehwag makes use of
        the pace, whips it away through mid-wicket for four
  19.2 Jones to Sehwag, FOUR, SHOT! Short delivery, outside the off,
        almost a forehand cross court shot, hit in the air and over covers
        for four!
  19.3 Jones to Sehwag, no run
  19.4 Jones to Sehwag, no run, beaten outside the off
  19.5 Jones to Sehwag, two runs, on the pads, more runs here, played
        behind square leg for a couple of runs
  19.6 Jones to Sehwag, two runs, good length delivery, just outside the
        off, punched down the ground, goes through for the second run,
        that is his fifty! Took him just 57 balls. Well played Sehwag!

End of over 20 (12 runs) India 78/1 (trail by 409 runs)
SP Jones 3-0-17-0 - Pavilion End
R Dravid 24* (59b 5x4) V Sehwag 50* (57b 6x4 1x6)

  20.1 White to Dravid, no run, outside the off, left alone
  20.2 White to Dravid, no run, outside the off, left alone again, White
        picking up pace - touches the 85 miles an hour mark
  20.3 White to Dravid, no run, short, outside the off, Dravid slashes,
        beaten, lucky not to get an edge.
  20.4 White to Dravid, no run, slinging in to the batsman, right on
        target, defended
  20.5 White to Dravid, no run, and defended again
  20.6 White to Dravid, no run, wide outside the off, left alone

End of over 21 (maiden) India 78/1 (trail by 409 runs)
C White 2-1-1-0 - Nursery End
V Sehwag 50* (57b 6x4 1x6) R Dravid 24* (65b 5x4)

  21.1 Jones to Sehwag, legbye: one run, beaten by sheer pace, Sehwag
        cramped up, hit on the body, ball goes down to third-man, a leg
        bye
  21.2 Jones to Dravid, no run, big bouncer, ducks under it
       Going around the wicket now.
  21.3 Jones to Dravid, no run, digs this one way too short, well outside
        the leg side, Dravid has nothing to do with it
  21.4 Jones to Dravid, no run, another big bouncer, sways away from it
  21.5 Jones to Dravid, no run, this is not good bowling by any means,
        fired down the leg side.
  21.6 Jones to Dravid, one run, goes for the yorker, ends up bowling a
        high full toss, almost a beamer, Dravid taken by surprise, plays
        it down to long leg

End of over 22 (2 runs) India 80/1 (trail by 407 runs)
SP Jones 4-0-18-0 - Pavilion End
R Dravid 25* (70b 5x4) V Sehwag 50* (58b 6x4 1x6)

  22.1 White to Dravid, no run, outside the off, has nothing to do with it
  22.2 White to Dravid, no run, once again outside the off, goes on the
        bounce to the keeper
  22.3 White to Dravid, no run, angling in from outside the off, Dravid
        gets right behind the line, defends
  22.4 White to Dravid, no run, goes forward and pushes it to covers
  22.5 White to Dravid, no run, right on off stump line, defended
  22.6 White to Dravid, no run, short of a good length, outside the off,
        left alone

End of over 23 (maiden) India 80/1 (trail by 407 runs)
C White 3-2-1-0 - Nursery End
V Sehwag 50* (58b 6x4 1x6) R Dravid 25* (76b 5x4)

  23.1 Jones to Sehwag, no run, short of a length, outside the off, played
        to covers
  23.2 Jones to Sehwag, one run, played through mid-wicket, played off his
        hips, did it so nicely
  23.3 Jones to Dravid, no run, fast delivery, right at the batsman,
        Dravid defends
  23.4 Jones to Dravid, one run, another quick delivery, tucked behind
        square
  23.5 Jones to Sehwag, (noball) no run, another fast ball, cutting back
        in sharply, defended
  23.5 Jones to Sehwag, no run
  23.6 Jones to Sehwag, no run, beaten by pace outside the off, excellent
        delivery, did not mis the outside edge by much

End of over 24 (3 runs) India 83/1 (trail by 404 runs)
SP Jones 5-0-21-0 (1nb) - Pavilion End
R Dravid 26* (78b 5x4) V Sehwag 51* (63b 6x4 1x6)

  24.1 White to Dravid, one run
  24.2 White to Sehwag, no run
  24.3 White to Sehwag, FOUR, short, outside the off, slashed away for
        four!
  24.4 White to Sehwag, FOUR, runs flowing here at Lord's, short and wide
        outside the off, slashes at it again, ball speeds to the square
        third-man fence for four!
  24.5 White to Sehwag, FOUR, take that! What a shot! Width outside the
        off to free his arms, spanking square drive for four!
  24.6 White to Sehwag, one run, punched to covers, Vaughan the one with
        butter-fingers, misfielded, Sehwag gets the single and importantly
        keeps the strike.

End of over 25 (14 runs) India 97/1 (trail by 390 runs)
C White 4-2-15-0 - Nursery End
V Sehwag 64* (68b 9x4 1x6) R Dravid 27* (79b 5x4)

  25.1 Jones to Sehwag, no run, bouncer, fast one too, ducks under it
  25.2 Jones to Sehwag, no run, and again, a quick bouncer, ducks under it
       This is the highest second wicket partnership for India at Lord's,
        easily getting better of the 59 runs partnership between SM
        Gavaskar and Mohinder Amarnath - in 1986.
  25.3 Jones to Sehwag, no run, sprays yet another short pitched delivery,
        down the leg side
  25.4 Jones to Sehwag, no run, defended
  25.5 Jones to Sehwag, no run, short of a length, angling in, on his toes
        and defends
  25.6 Jones to Sehwag, one run, short, fast delivery, outside the off,
        played down to third-man

End of over 26 (1 run) India 98/1 (trail by 389 runs)
SP Jones 6-0-22-0 (1nb) - Pavilion End
V Sehwag 65* (74b 9x4 1x6) R Dravid 27* (79b 5x4)

  26.1 White to Sehwag, no run
  26.2 White to Sehwag, no run, wide outside the off, left alone
  26.3 White to Sehwag, no run, quick delivery, just outside the off,
        driven on the rise to extra cover, Hussain fields and threatens to
        shy at the stumps
  26.4 White to Sehwag, one run, played in the air, over deep gully and
        down to third-man
  26.5 White to Dravid, no run, short of a good length, outside the off,
        Dravid has no problems at all, as always only too happy to leave
        'em alone
  26.6 White to Dravid, one run, over pitched, outside the off, leans
        forward and drives it all along the ground to the cover fence,
        there is a fielder, just the one run, that brings up the 100 runs
        on the board

End of over 27 (2 runs) India 100/1 (trail by 387 runs)
C White 5-2-17-0 - Nursery End
R Dravid 28* (81b 5x4) V Sehwag 66* (78b 9x4 1x6)

  27.1 Jones to Dravid, (noball) no run, big big bouncer! Another fast
        delivery, Dravid has nothing to do with it
  27.1 Jones to Dravid, one run, outside the off, played down to third-man
        for a single, brings up the 100 runs partnership
  27.2 Jones to Sehwag, no run, ooooh! A nasty bouncer! Sehwag is
        clueless, turns  his head away, taking his eyes off the ball, went
        buzzing past his face, very dangerous thing to do
  27.3 Jones to Sehwag, one run, this one is well up to the batsman,
        Sehwag shaken up a bit, thick edge and ball goes in the air - past
        gully and down to third-man, not at all convincing
  27.4 Jones to Dravid, no run, bouncer! ducks under it
  27.5 Jones to Dravid, no run
  27.6 Jones to Dravid, bye: FOUR, goes for the fast yorker, fired down
        the leg side, looked like it took the boot of the batsman, the
        signal is that of byes!

End of over 28 (7 runs) India 107/1 (trail by 380 runs)
SP Jones 7-0-25-0 (2nb) - Pavilion End
V Sehwag 67* (80b 9x4 1x6) R Dravid 29* (86b 5x4)

  28.1 White to Sehwag, one run, played down to third-man
  28.2 White to Dravid, no run, played to point
  28.3 White to Dravid, no run, outside the off, pushed firmly to short
        extra cover, excellent stop by Hussain
  28.4 White to Dravid, one run, slower one, outside the off, driven to
        covers
  28.5 White to Sehwag, no run, query for lbw, not out says umpire
        Koertzen, shakes his head, that ball was going down the leg
  28.6 White to Sehwag, one run

End of over 29 (3 runs) India 110/1 (trail by 377 runs)
C White 6-2-20-0 - Nursery End
V Sehwag 69* (83b 9x4 1x6) R Dravid 30* (89b 5x4)

       Bowling change: Ashley Giles
  29.1 Giles to Sehwag, no run, bowling around the wicket, forward in
        defence
  29.2 Giles to Sehwag, one run, on the pads, worked around the corner
  29.3 Giles to Dravid, no run, tossed up, Dravid tries to smother the
        turning ball, caught in a tangle, no damage done
  29.4 Giles to Dravid, no run, outside the off, slow turn, left alone
  29.5 Giles to Dravid, no run, forward in defence
  29.6 Giles to Dravid, no run, forward in defence

End of over 30 (1 run) India 111/1 (trail by 376 runs)
AF Giles 5-0-29-0 - Pavilion End
V Sehwag 70* (85b 9x4 1x6) R Dravid 30* (93b 5x4)

       Bowling change: Flintoff
  30.1 Flintoff to Sehwag, no run, full and outside the off, pushed to
        mid-off
  30.2 Flintoff to Sehwag, no run, too close to the off, left alone
  30.3 Flintoff to Sehwag, one run, short, wide outside the off, hit away
        to the man sweeping at the cover fence
  30.4 Flintoff to Dravid, no run, well outside the off, left alone
  30.5 Flintoff to Dravid, no run
  30.6 Flintoff to Dravid, no run

End of over 31 (1 run) India 112/1 (trail by 375 runs)
A Flintoff 5-2-7-0 - Nursery End
V Sehwag 71* (88b 9x4 1x6) R Dravid 30* (96b 5x4)

  31.1 Giles to Sehwag, one run
  31.2 Giles to Dravid, one run
  31.3 Giles to Sehwag, FOUR, cut away with the turn, glorious shot for
        four!
  31.4 Giles to Sehwag, no run
  31.5 Giles to Sehwag, one run
  31.6 Giles to Dravid, one run

End of over 32 (8 runs) India 120/1 (trail by 367 runs)
AF Giles 6-0-37-0 - Pavilion End
R Dravid 32* (98b 5x4) V Sehwag 77* (92b 10x4 1x6)

  32.1 Flintoff to Dravid, no run
  32.2 Flintoff to Dravid, no run
  32.3 Flintoff to Dravid, no run, outside the off, Dravid has nothing to
        do with it, leaves it alone
  32.4 Flintoff to Dravid, no run, well up to the batsman, pushed to
        covers
  32.5 Flintoff to Dravid, no run, well up to the batsman, defended
  32.6 Flintoff to Dravid, no run, outside the off, left alone

End of over 33 (maiden) India 120/1 (trail by 367 runs)
A Flintoff 6-3-7-0 - Nursery End
V Sehwag 77* (92b 10x4 1x6) R Dravid 32* (104b 5x4)

  33.1 Giles to Sehwag, two runs, played down to third-man, gets a couple
        of runs
  33.2 Giles to Sehwag, no run, forward in defence
  33.3 Giles to Sehwag, three runs, flat in trajectory, walks down the
        track and times it sweetly through mid-wicket, Jones has to do a
        lot of chasing
  33.4 Giles to Dravid, one run, pushed square towards the off side
  33.5 Giles to Sehwag, two runs, bowling over the wicket, flighted on leg
        and middle, played away forward of square, good wristy shot, gets
        a couple of runs
  33.6 Giles to Sehwag, OUT: Gone! Tossed up, outside the line of leg,
        Sehwag gives himself some room and then tries to whip it across
        the line through the on side, inside edge onto the pads, ball
        slowly rolls over and hits the stumps, end of a swashbuckling
        innings

       India 128/2, Partnership of 126
       V Sehwag  b Giles  84 (97b 10x4 1x6)

End of over 34 (8 runs) India 128/2 (trail by 359 runs)
AF Giles 7-0-45-1 - Pavilion End
R Dravid 33* (105b 5x4) 

       Ashish Nehra is the new batsman, the night-watchman
  34.1 Flintoff to Dravid, no run, outside the off, left alone
  34.2 Flintoff to Dravid, no run, outside the off, left alone
  34.3 Flintoff to Dravid, legbye: one run
  34.4 Flintoff to Nehra, no run
  34.5 Flintoff to Nehra, no run, loud shout for lbw, padding up to it,
        hit on the back pad, looked very much plumb, umpire Koertzen says
        not out, would have hit the stumps for sure
  34.6 Flintoff to Nehra, no run, played down to second slip

End of over 35 (1 run, maiden) India 129/2 (trail by 358 runs)
A Flintoff 7-4-7-0 - Nursery End
R Dravid 33* (108b 5x4) A Nehra 0* (3b)

  35.1 Giles to Dravid, no run, spinning away, Dravid beaten by the turn
  35.2 Giles to Dravid, no run, forward in defence
  35.3 Giles to Dravid, no run, forward in defence
  35.4 Giles to Dravid, no run, forward in defence
  35.5 Giles to Dravid, no run, forward in defence
  35.6 Giles to Dravid, no run, just outside the off, leans forward and
        offers the pad in defence

End of over 36 (maiden) India 129/2 (trail by 358 runs)
AF Giles 8-1-45-1 - Pavilion End
A Nehra 0* (3b) R Dravid 33* (114b 5x4)

       Nehra to take strike now, should be the final over of the day
  36.1 Flintoff to Nehra, no run, well outside the off, left alone
  36.2 Flintoff to Nehra, no run, outside the off, takes the outside edge,
        down to third-man, surprisingly they don't take a single!
  36.3 Flintoff to Nehra, (noball) no run, full in length, hit on the back
        pad again, if not for the no ball - that would have been leg
        before the wicket
  36.3 Flintoff to Nehra, no run, big inswinging yorker, hit on the pad
        again, not out
  36.4 Flintoff to Nehra, OUT: bowling around the wicket, full in length,
        hit on the pad right in line with the stumps, umpire Koertzen very
        theatrically - puts up the finger ever so slowly, Nehra is out!

       India 130/3, Partnership of 2
       A Nehra  lbw b Flintoff  0 (8b 0x4 0x6)
       R Dravid 33* (114b 5x4) A Flintoff 7.4-4-8-1 (1nb)

       That is stumps on day-2
       What a final session this has been, 36.4 overs and India moving on
        to 130/3, Nehra dismissed for a duck off the last ball. Dravid
        remains unbeaten on 33.
       The story of the session surely has to be the fantastic innings of
        84 off just 97 deliveries by Virender Sehwag.
       Wasim Jaffer made only one run, before being bowled by Hoggard
       Sehwag and Dravid got together and put 126 runs for the second
        wicket.
       It was quite shocking to see Hussain bring on Ashley Giles to bowl
        left-arm over the wicket, after just six overs.
       It proved to be a very costly exercise, Giles went for 28 runs off
        the first four overs his bowled, this helped Sehwag to settle in
        and score all those runs
       Ideally, Hussain should have given the debutant Simon Jones a go
        with the brand new ball, and when he was brought on to bowl, Jones
        did bowl with a lot of pace - without much control
       He did clock the 90 miles an hour mark quite regularly, but, then,
        the runs kept flowing as Sehwag kept finding the boundaries
       There was a nasty bouncer that Jones unleashed at Sehwag, which had
        this young dashing batsman completely shaken, making one wonder
        what would have been - if Jones was given a bowl ahead of Giles.
       Having said that, Sehwag played a very fine knock indeed,
        entertaining the big crowd at Lord's with some amazing range of
        strokeplay
       A huge six off Giles over mid-wicket and thumping drives to the
        cover fence - just stood out
       Sehwag was quite unlucky, bowled off an inside edge - onto the
        pads, trying to force Giles through the on side. he was dismissed
        on 84, looked very good for a hundred in his first Test at Lord's.
       Ganguly sent Ashish Nehra, the number 11 batsman as the
        nightwatchman, he survived a few close calls for lbw, keen on
        padding up than playing with the bat, and finally Flintoff took
        the wicket - lbw.
       360 runs scored and nine wickets in a day of Test cricket is simply
        wonderful.
       Do join us tomorrow at 1000 Hrs GMT, 1530 Hrs IST. Cheers!

Match State: Stumps - Day 2

  36.5 Flintoff to Tendulkar, legbye: one run
  36.6 Flintoff to Dravid, no run, around the wicket, but Dravid is
        solidly forward in defence.

End of over 37 (2 runs) India 131/3 (trail by 356 runs)
A Flintoff 8-4-8-1 (1nb) - Nursery End
SR Tendulkar 0* (1b) R Dravid 33* (116b 5x4)

  37.1 Jones to Tendulkar, no run
  37.2 Jones to Tendulkar, no run, looking to leave it, Tendulkar gets the
        slightest bottom edge, and the ball rolls dangerously close to the
        stumps befolre missing them.
  37.3 Jones to Tendulkar, (noball) no run, short and outside the off, and
        Tendulkar has few problems in leaving it.
  37.3 Jones to Tendulkar, no run, short again, but th eball is dpoing
        something for him, seaming in towards the stumps late.
  37.4 Jones to Tendulkar, one run, fuller and angling in, and Tendulkar
        plays it away to leg for a single, getting off the mark.
  37.5 Jones to Dravid, one run, Dravid plays the ball with both feet in
        the air, pguiding it with a delicate bat to third man. The ball is
        in the air for some time, but it is safe.
  37.6 Jones to Tendulkar, no run, nice line again, just outside the off-
        stump, and Tendulkar almost prods at it before leaving it alone.

End of over 38 (3 runs) India 134/3 (trail by 353 runs)
SP Jones 8-0-28-0 (3nb) - Pavilion End
R Dravid 34* (117b 5x4) SR Tendulkar 1* (7b)

  38.1 Flintoff to Dravid, no run
  38.2 Flintoff to Dravid, no run, another dot ball, Flintoff continuing
        around the wciket here.
  38.3 Flintoff to Dravid, no run, Dravid looks to play it away to leg,
        but a slight leading edge dribbles the ball back just past the
        bowler.
  38.4 Flintoff to Dravid, no run, heading away from Dravid this tgime,
        outside the off stump, and left alone.
  38.5 Flintoff to Dravid, no run, played solidly to the offside, just
        [ast the silly midoff in place.
  38.6 Flintoff to Dravid, no run, on target again, and Dravid is equal to
        th etask defensively.

End of over 39 (maiden) India 134/3 (trail by 353 runs)
A Flintoff 9-5-8-1 (1nb) - Nursery End
SR Tendulkar 1* (7b) R Dravid 34* (123b 5x4)

  39.1 Jones to Tendulkar, no run
  39.2 Jones to Tendulkar, no run
  39.3 Jones to Tendulkar, one run, angled into Tendulkar's body, and the
        batsman easily works it off middle stump tpo leg for the single.
  39.4 Jones to Dravid, no run, wide outside the offstump, but th eball
        seams considerbaly once it is past the stumps.
  39.5 Jones to Dravid, no run, angled into the body again, and Dravid
        plays it on th ebounce to the short leg.
  39.6 Jones to Dravid, no run

End of over 40 (1 run) India 135/3 (trail by 352 runs)
SP Jones 9-0-29-0 (3nb) - Pavilion End
SR Tendulkar 2* (10b) R Dravid 34* (126b 5x4)

  40.1 Flintoff to Tendulkar, no run, around the wciekt, and th eball
        climbs onto Tendulkar's bat handle.The batsman plays it down
        easily.
       After that delivery, a forward short leg is put in just for a prod
        like the previous one.
  40.2 Flintoff to Tendulkar, one run, fuller this time, and Tendulkar
        whips it off his pads for the single.
  40.3 Flintoff to Dravid, no run, just short of driving length and on
        middle stump, and Dravid play sit down at his feet.
  40.4 Flintoff to Dravid, no run, outside off-stump and seaming further
        away.
  40.5 Flintoff to Dravid, no run, just on off stump and again just short
        of driving length, and Dravid plays it defnesively to the silly
        mid-off position.
  40.6 Flintoff to Dravid, no run, almost an action replay of th eprevious
        delivery.

End of over 41 (1 run) India 136/3 (trail by 351 runs)
A Flintoff 10-5-9-1 (1nb) - Nursery End
SR Tendulkar 3* (12b) R Dravid 34* (130b 5x4)

  41.1 Jones to Tendulkar, no run, on middle stump and seaming further
        towards leg, Stewart collects nicely on the tumble.
  41.2 Jones to Tendulkar, no run, short and on off stump, and Tendulkar
        plays it defensively to leg.
  41.3 Jones to Tendulkar, no run, a touch of inswing this time around for
        Simon Jones, and Tendulkar plays it nicely to the onside, but the
        forward shortleg fielder collects quickly.
  41.4 Jones to Tendulkar, one run, short and outside the off-stump, and
        Tendulkar plays it down choppily. The ball goes to third slip on
        the bouncem, allowing th ebatsmen the single.
  41.5 Jones to Dravid, no run
  41.6 Jones to Dravid, no run, fast and full, but much too much outside
        the off to do any good. Dravid has a semi-wild slsh at it, but the
        ball misses everything and is collected behind the stumps.

End of over 42 (1 run) India 137/3 (trail by 350 runs)
SP Jones 10-0-30-0 (3nb) - Pavilion End
SR Tendulkar 4* (16b) R Dravid 34* (132b 5x4)

       Flintoff comes back over the wciket
  42.1 Flintoff to Tendulkar, one run, short and angled into th ebody, and
        the bounce surprises Tendulkar. The ball goes off glove and
        bounces away into the vacant leg gully area.
  42.2 Flintoff to Dravid, no run
  42.3 Flintoff to Dravid, no run, full and angled in, and Dravid pats it
        quietly into the offside area.
  42.4 Flintoff to Dravid, no run, played on the toes to the point
        fieldsman.
  42.5 Flintoff to Dravid, no run, the ball doing quite a bit in th
        eovercast conditions. This one is pitched outside off, but it
        seams late, and Stewart collects almost behind leg stump.
  42.6 Flintoff to Dravid, no run, snorter! short and outsiude the off,
        but the seam movement takes it closer to Dravid's face. The
        batsman sways away quite nicely, though.

End of over 43 (1 run) India 138/3 (trail by 349 runs)
A Flintoff 11-5-10-1 (1nb) - Nursery End
SR Tendulkar 5* (17b) R Dravid 34* (137b 5x4)

  43.1 Jones to Tendulkar, no run, short and directed into the batsman's
        body, and Tendulkar ducks inside it nicely.
  43.2 Jones to Tendulkar, no run
  43.3 Jones to Tendulkar, FOUR, Tendulkar finally breaks the quiet spell.
        Whipping a ball from middle stump wristily, Tendulkar sends it
        racing to the midwicket fence for four.
  43.4 Jones to Tendulkar, one run, guided nicely between gully and slip
        for a single to third man.
  43.5 Jones to Dravid, no run, short and outside the off, but the ball
        bounces twice before making it to Stewart behind the stumps. Signs
        of the pitc starting to keep low?
  43.6 Jones to Dravid, no run, short and outside the off yet again, and
        Stewart takes it at waist height this time.

End of over 44 (5 runs) India 143/3 (trail by 344 runs)
SP Jones 11-0-35-0 (3nb) - Pavilion End
SR Tendulkar 10* (21b 1x4) R Dravid 34* (139b 5x4)

  44.1 Flintoff to Tendulkar, no run
  44.2 Flintoff to Tendulkar, no run, Tendulkar looks to laeve the ball to
        go outisde the legstump, but the ball kisses his thigh pad on the
        way to fine leg.
  44.3 Flintoff to Tendulkar, no run, seaming in from outside off-stump.
  44.4 Flintoff to Tendulkar, no run, short but misdirected. The ball
        starts off on middle stump and goes further away to leg.
       A leg gully comes into place now.
  44.5 Flintoff to Tendulkar, no run, round the wciket for Flintoff now,
        and the ball is playe dimmediately to the new leg gully position.
  44.6 Flintoff to Tendulkar, no run, left alone outside off, and the ball
        dribbles through to Stewart.

End of over 45 (maiden) India 143/3 (trail by 344 runs)
A Flintoff 12-6-10-1 (1nb) - Nursery End
R Dravid 34* (139b 5x4) SR Tendulkar 10* (27b 1x4)

  45.1 Jones to Dravid, no run, on offstump and played away sweetly but
        straight to cover fieldsman.
  45.2 Jones to Dravid, no run
  45.3 Jones to Dravid, two runs, a gift ball, drifting onto th epads, but
        Dravid can only get two for it as the square leg fielder runs
        around and collects.
       Jones reverting to around the wciket now.
  45.4 Jones to Dravid, one run, on the pads again, and Dravid can yet
        again get only a single, playing it to fine leg.
  45.5 Jones to Tendulkar, no run, short and easily left alone by
        Tendulkar, since it is misidirected and outside leg stump.
  45.6 Jones to Tendulkar, one run, Jones finally manages to do what he
        has been trying to, square Tendulkar up, but the ball slides off
        the face and goes to Graham Thorpe at first slip, only to be put
        down by the fielder.

End of over 46 (4 runs) India 147/3 (trail by 340 runs)
SP Jones 12-0-39-0 (3nb) - Pavilion End
SR Tendulkar 11* (29b 1x4) R Dravid 37* (143b 5x4)

  46.1 Flintoff to Tendulkar, no run, short and goes outside off-stump
        ultimately, making it easy for Tndulkar to leave it alone.
  46.2 Flintoff to Tendulkar, no run
  46.3 Flintoff to Tendulkar, no run, played to the offside for no run.
  46.4 Flintoff to Tendulkar, no run, short again, and Tendulkar ducks
        under it.
  46.5 Flintoff to Tendulkar, no run, a loud roar goes up as short legd
        dives and catches the ball, but it has come off the batsman's pad.
  46.6 Flintoff to Tendulkar, FOUR, the first bad ball by Flintoff in this
        over, and Tendulkar takes maximum toll, smashing it through covers
        for four.

End of over 47 (4 runs) India 151/3 (trail by 336 runs)
A Flintoff 13-6-14-1 (1nb) - Nursery End
R Dravid 37* (143b 5x4) SR Tendulkar 15* (35b 2x4)

       150 up for India.
  47.1 Hoggard to Dravid, FOUR, a loosener from Hoggard, and Dravid
        dispatches it with ease, putting away the wide half-volley for
        four through the covers.
  47.2 Hoggard to Dravid, no run, and a good come back from Hoggard, a
        nice outswinger that beats Dravid outside the off-stump.
  47.3 Hoggard to Dravid, no run, played away to the off, the batsmen
        think of a single but go back as the sweeper collects.
  47.4 Hoggard to Dravid, no run
  47.5 Hoggard to Dravid, no run, short and seaming in just a touch, and
        Dravid drops his hands just in time.
  47.6 Hoggard to Dravid, no run

End of over 48 (4 runs) India 155/3 (trail by 332 runs)
MJ Hoggard 9-2-27-1 - Pavilion End
SR Tendulkar 15* (35b 2x4) R Dravid 41* (149b 6x4)

  48.1 Flintoff to Tendulkar, no run, short and the batsman ducks
        underneath it nicely.
  48.2 Flintoff to Tendulkar, one run, not completely in control of the
        shot, but Tendulkar gets a single for it all the same, an inside-
        edged drive that goes away to squar eleg.
  48.3 Flintoff to Dravid, no run, outside the off and seaming away, left
        well alone.
  48.4 Flintoff to Dravid, no run, Dravid looking to jam down on the ball,
        but it gets a slight leading edge and flies away into the offside,
        although safely.
  48.5 Flintoff to Dravid, no run, short and wide outside the off-stump.
  48.6 Flintoff to Dravid, one run, a full toss low outside the off-stump,
        and Dravid unleashes a beautiful cover drive. Hussain in the
        covers, though, has other ideas, fielding nicely to restrict it to
        just the single.

End of over 49 (2 runs) India 157/3 (trail by 330 runs)
A Flintoff 14-6-16-1 (1nb) - Nursery End
R Dravid 42* (153b 6x4) SR Tendulkar 16* (37b 2x4)

  49.1 Hoggard to Dravid, one run
  49.2 Hoggard to Tendulkar, no run, seaming in towards the batsman, but
        the movement for the English bowlers is mostly after th eball
        passes the stumps, which is little use.
  49.3 Hoggard to Tendulkar, no run, just short of a length, and Tendulkar
        defends solidly outside the off-stump.
  49.4 Hoggard to Tendulkar, no run, the ball just seams in a touch,
        catching Tendulkar on the walk and not offering a shot. A loud
        appeal, but the umpire thinks it has hit just outside the line.
  49.5 Hoggard to Tendulkar, no run
  49.6 Hoggard to Tendulkar, no run, driven back to Hoggard.

End of over 50 (1 run) India 158/3 (trail by 329 runs)
MJ Hoggard 10-2-28-1 - Pavilion End
R Dravid 43* (154b 6x4) SR Tendulkar 16* (42b 2x4)

Match State: Drinks

       Craig White into the attack now.
  50.1 White to Dravid, one run, full and a hint of inswing, and Dravid
        drives it away into the deep on the offside for one.
  50.2 White to Tendulkar, (noball) no run, White oversteps as the ball
        seams in after passing the stumps uet again.
  50.2 White to Tendulkar, no run, wide outside the off-stump, and
        Tendulkar comfortably lets it go past.
  50.3 White to Tendulkar, no run, short and wide outside the off, and
        Tendulkar has a wild slash at it. The ball misses the bat, but
        only just.
  50.4 White to Tendulkar, no run, much better-looking stroke this time,
        driven firmly down the ground to mid-off.
  50.5 White to Tendulkar, no run, the ball bounces just a little bit
        more, and Tendulkar takes it higher on the bat, but the ball is
        driven to cover all the same.
  50.6 White to Tendulkar, no run

End of over 51 (2 runs) India 160/3 (trail by 327 runs)
C White 7-2-22-0 (1nb) - Nursery End
R Dravid 44* (155b 6x4) SR Tendulkar 16* (48b 2x4)

  51.1 Hoggard to Dravid, no run
  51.2 Hoggard to Dravid, one run, steered away through the third man
        region for a single.
  51.3 Hoggard to Tendulkar, no run, driven to mid-off.
  51.4 Hoggard to Tendulkar, no run, forward in defence nicely this time.
  51.5 Hoggard to Tendulkar, no run, lplayed to mid-on this time.
  51.6 Hoggard to Tendulkar, no run

End of over 52 (1 run) India 161/3 (trail by 326 runs)
MJ Hoggard 11-2-29-1 - Pavilion End
R Dravid 45* (157b 6x4) SR Tendulkar 16* (52b 2x4)

  52.1 White to Dravid, no run, Dravid jams down quickly on the dlivery.
  52.2 White to Dravid, one run, urged trhough the covers for a single as
        there is a sweeper patrooling the deep on the offside.
  52.3 White to Tendulkar, no run, Tendulkar riskily plays at one outside
        the off-stump, away from the body, feet nowhere near the pitch of
        the ball, adn the ball slides off the face and just falls short of
        gully.
  52.4 White to Tendulkar, no run
  52.5 White to Tendulkar, no run, short and wide outside the off-stump,
        and the batsman leaves it alone comfortably.
  52.6 White to Tendulkar, no run, played to mid-on for no run.

End of over 53 (1 run) India 162/3 (trail by 325 runs)
C White 8-2-23-0 (1nb) - Nursery End
R Dravid 46* (159b 6x4) SR Tendulkar 16* (56b 2x4)

  53.2 Hoggard to Dravid, no run, resolutely in defence, beautifully
        behind the line, full face of the bat playing it through to cover
        for no run.
  53.3 Hoggard to Dravid, OUT: Hoggard gets one to rear viciously, and
        Dravid cannot get his bat away from it in time. The ball takes the
        top of the bat and glove, and spoons up in the air for Michael
        Vaughan at point to take a simple catch. A brute of ad elivery,
        nothing

       India 162/4, Partnership of 32
       R Dravid  c Vaughan b Hoggard  46 (162b 6x4 0x6)
       SR Tendulkar 16* (56b 2x4) MJ Hoggard 11.3-2-29-2

  53.4 Hoggard to Ganguly, no run, what was that?! Ganguly has no footwork
        at all, the ball just angles away from him enough to beat him
        outside the off-stump. Stewart sports a wry grinas he collects.
  53.5 Hoggard to Ganguly, no run, well left this time, but the pitch
        starting to exhibit variable bounce. This one goes through to
        Stewart on almost the second bounce.
  53.6 Hoggard to Ganguly, one run, off the mark, Ganguly playing it off
        his hips for the single.

End of over 54 (1 run) India 163/4 (trail by 324 runs)
MJ Hoggard 12-2-30-2 - Pavilion End
SC Ganguly 1* (3b) SR Tendulkar 16* (56b 2x4)

  54.1 White to Ganguly, no run, England already starting to test Ganguly
        out with the short delivery. Ganguly ducks easily enough under
        this one.
  54.2 White to Ganguly, no run, on middle and leg, and easily defended.
  54.3 White to Ganguly, two runs, played nicely off the pads to midwicket
        for a brace.
  54.4 White to Ganguly, no run, around the wciket now, and Ganguly
        comfortably lets it go, the ball wide outside the off-stump.
  54.5 White to Ganguly, no run
       Paul McCartney and Heather Mills in the crowd for this Test.
  54.6 White to Ganguly, no run, on the off-stump, andgled into the body,
        and Ganguly is forward in defnece.

End of over 55 (2 runs) India 165/4 (trail by 322 runs)
C White 9-2-25-0 (1nb) - Nursery End
SR Tendulkar 16* (56b 2x4) SC Ganguly 3* (9b)

  55.1 Hoggard to Tendulkar, no run, driven quietly to mid-off for no run.
  55.2 Hoggard to Tendulkar, no run, outside the off and left well alone.
  55.3 Hoggard to Tendulkar, legbye: one run
  55.4 Hoggard to Ganguly, no run, angling away from Ganguly, who looks to
        having a dart at it before leaving it alone.
  55.5 Hoggard to Ganguly, no run, short and heading outside off, and
        Ganguly shies away from it nicely.
  55.6 Hoggard to Ganguly, two runs, easily played past the mid-off
        fieldsman, who rurns around and runs after it, restricting the
        runs to two.

End of over 56 (3 runs) India 168/4 (trail by 319 runs)
MJ Hoggard 13-2-32-2 - Pavilion End
SR Tendulkar 16* (59b 2x4) SC Ganguly 5* (12b)

  56.1 White to Tendulkar, no run, wide outside the off-stump, left easily
        alone.
  56.2 White to Tendulkar, OUT: short and wide outside the off yet again,
        but Tendulkar has a flash at this one. The ball catches the upper
        edge and goes straight into Stewart's gloves, who accepts it
        gleefully.

       India 168/5, Partnership of 6
       SR Tendulkar  c Stewart b White  16 (61b 2x4 0x6)
       SC Ganguly 5* (12b) C White 9.2-2-25-1 (1nb)

       Big, big wicket for England here, even as lunch appraoches.
  56.3 White to Laxman, no run, full and wide outside the off-stump, left
        alone by Laxman.
  56.4 White to Laxman, no run, this one nips back a long way of fthe
        seam, Stewart having to dive to leg to collect.
  56.5 White to Laxman, two runs, sliding down legside, and Laxman duly
        plays it away to fine leg for a rbace.
  56.6 White to Laxman, no run

End of over 57 (2 runs) India 170/5 (trail by 317 runs)
C White 10-2-27-1 (1nb) - Nursery End
SC Ganguly 5* (12b) VVS Laxman 2* (4b)

  57.1 Hoggard to Ganguly, no run, short ball as expected, and Ganguly
        ducks easily under it.
  57.2 Hoggard to Ganguly, no run, yet again, short, but too short to do
        much to Ganguly.
  57.3 Hoggard to Ganguly, no run, a third short delivery, and the third
        one that Ganguly can easily duck under. Hoggard has to make him
        play here, not merely get it over his head.
  57.4 Hoggard to Ganguly, no run, full and driven appropriately, but only
        to cover for no run.
  57.5 Hoggard to Ganguly, no run
  57.6 Hoggard to Ganguly, no run

End of over 58 (maiden) India 170/5 (trail by 317 runs)
MJ Hoggard 14-3-32-2 - Pavilion End
VVS Laxman 2* (4b) SC Ganguly 5* (18b)

  58.1 White to Laxman, two runs, stroked nicely past point and to the
        deep in the offside. The sweeper collects and restricts it to two.
  58.2 White to Laxman, no run, shorta nd outside the off, and left alone.
  58.3 White to Laxman, no run, short and on the off, and Laxman drives it
        to short extra cover for no run.
  58.4 White to Laxman, one run
  58.5 White to Ganguly, no run
  58.6 White to Ganguly, no run

End of over 59 (3 runs) India 173/5 (trail by 314 runs)
C White 11-2-30-1 (1nb) - Nursery End
VVS Laxman 5* (8b) SC Ganguly 5* (20b)

  59.1 Hoggard to Laxman, no run, short and moving away outside the off,
        and Laxman has a nice waft at it. Beaten by the movement, though.
  59.2 Hoggard to Laxman, no run, defended to point more solidly this
        time. Laxman practicing his strokes in between balls.
  59.3 Hoggard to Laxman, one run, steered down to third man for a single.
  59.4 Hoggard to Ganguly, no run, England go up in unison for the appeal,
        but Ganguly seems to have hit the ground with the bat and not the
        fullish delivery outside offstump, so the apeal is turned down.
  59.5 Hoggard to Ganguly, no run
  59.6 Hoggard to Ganguly, no run, on middle stump and played to leg.

End of over 60 (1 run) India 174/5 (trail by 313 runs)
MJ Hoggard 15-3-33-2 - Pavilion End
VVS Laxman 6* (11b) SC Ganguly 5* (23b)

       Giels into the attack now.
  60.1 Giles to Laxman, no run, silly point in position as Laxman plays it
        past that position to cover for no run.
  60.2 Giles to Laxman, no run, resolute forward defence from Laxman to
        Giles, who's bowling around the wicket.
  60.3 Giles to Laxman, two runs, flighted but drifting to leg, and Laxman
        wristily flicks it to midwicket for a brace.
  60.4 Giles to Laxman, no run, Giles switches to over the wicket, and
        Laxman immediately uses pad as another line of defence.
  60.5 Giles to Laxman, no run
  60.6 Giles to Laxman, no run, forward nicely in defence, Laxman looking
        comfortable against Giles.

End of over 61 (2 runs) India 176/5 (trail by 311 runs)
AF Giles 9-1-47-1 - Nursery End
SC Ganguly 5* (23b) VVS Laxman 8* (17b)

  61.1 Hoggard to Ganguly, no run, short and on leg-stump, and Ganguly
        ducks unde it asily.
  61.2 Hoggard to Ganguly, no run, seaming away from the left-handed
        Ganguly, who leaves it alone.
  61.3 Hoggard to Ganguly, no run, seaming away yet again, and Ganguly is
        resolutely leaving these alone, in anticipation of lunch.
  61.4 Hoggard to Ganguly, no run, defended to cover.
  61.5 Hoggard to Ganguly, no run
  61.6 Hoggard to Ganguly, no run, prodigious movement this time, and
        Ganguly is almost tempted into the stroke before he withdraws.

End of over 62 (maiden) India 176/5 (trail by 311 runs)
MJ Hoggard 16-4-33-2 - Pavilion End
VVS Laxman 8* (17b) SC Ganguly 5* (29b)

Match State: Lunch - Day 3

       England comprehensively get the better of that session, getting rid
        of two batsmen who could make things unpleasant for them.
       Tendulkar played quite unlike himself and perished, but not before
        Dravid got a vicious delivery from Hoggard to be caught at point.
       The fieldeing on England's part was poor, or theyw ould have had
        more wickets sooner.
       But they can still go in to a satisfying lunch, knowing that a good
        morning's work lies behind them.
       Good Afternoon!
       Welcome back to Lord's for the second session on the third day of
        the first Test match between England and India.
       England are clearly on top - having picked up five Indian wickets.
        India are 176/5, still 112 runs away from making England bat
        again.
       The threat of a follow on looms large over India. Their last
        recognized pair of Sourav Ganguly (5) and Laxman (8) are at the
        crease.
       One more wicket would send India into a tailspin, Hussain must be
        thinking of bringing on Jones and pepper Ganguly with a few
        snorters.
       The Indian skipper does not like facing those rising deliveries.
       Hoggard has picked up two wickets so far. White, Giles and Flintoff
        have shared the remaining three wickets.
       Simon Jones is yet to pick up his first Test wicket.
       The umpires and players are in the middle, we are all set for the
        start.
       It is going to be Flintoff to bowl to Laxman, two slips and a gully
  62.1 Flintoff to Laxman, one run, angling in to the batsman, tucked
        around the corner for a single
  62.2 Flintoff to Ganguly, no run, half volley, wide outside the off,
        misses out on four runs, pushed tamely to covers
  62.3 Flintoff to Ganguly, no run, well up to the batsman, right on
        target, defended
  62.4 Flintoff to Ganguly, OUT: GONE! India in dire straits now, Ganguly
        plays a loose shot to a delivery well wide outside the off, almost
        a get-me-out shot, straight into the safe hands of Vaughan in one
        of those two gullies, A follow on looks to be on.

       India 177/6, Partnership of 9
       SC Ganguly  c Vaughan b Flintoff  5 (32b 0x4 0x6)
       VVS Laxman 9* (18b) A Flintoff 14.4-6-17-2 (1nb)

       The new batsman is Ajay Ratra
  62.5 Flintoff to Ratra, no run, short of a length, fiery delivery,
        slipping down the leg side, well taken by Stewart
  62.6 Flintoff to Ratra, no run, oooh! Too close to the off, Ratra offers
        no stroke, how did that miss the off stump?

End of over 63 (1 run) India 177/6 (trail by 310 runs)
A Flintoff 15-6-17-2 (1nb) - Nursery End
VVS Laxman 9* (18b) A Ratra 0* (2b)

       Simon Jones back into the attack
  63.1 Jones to Laxman, no run, defended
  63.2 Jones to Laxman, no run, outside the off, left alone
  63.3 Jones to Laxman, FOUR, going for the fast yorker, ends up bowling a
        low full toss, times this on drive to perfection, four!
  63.4 Jones to Laxman, FOUR, slightly short in length, outside the off,
        Laxman is such a classy batsman, cuts this away, those supple
        wrists keeps the ball down - all along the ground - four!
  63.5 Jones to Laxman, no run, bouncer! Ducks under it.
  63.6 Jones to Laxman, no run, short of a good length, angling in
        sharply, rising too, Laxman moves to the leg side a tad, defends,
        then makes the back and across movement, not too comfortable.

End of over 64 (8 runs) India 185/6 (trail by 302 runs)
SP Jones 13-0-47-0 (3nb) - Pavilion End
A Ratra 0* (2b) VVS Laxman 17* (24b 2x4)

  64.1 Flintoff to Ratra, no run, down the leg side, Stewart collects it
        neatly
  64.2 Flintoff to Ratra, no run, bowling around the wicket, denying
        himself the possibility of lbw, slants this across, through to the
        keeper
  64.3 Flintoff to Ratra, no run, loud shout for lbw, looked very close,
        bowling very close to the stumps, that would have hit the stumps,
        not out is the decision from umpire Koertzen
  64.4 Flintoff to Ratra, no run, down the leg side, more work for Stewart
  64.5 Flintoff to Ratra, no run
  64.6 Flintoff to Ratra, no run, short of a good length, just about on
        the off stump line, Ratra defends

End of over 65 (maiden) India 185/6 (trail by 302 runs)
A Flintoff 16-7-17-2 (1nb) - Nursery End
VVS Laxman 17* (24b 2x4) A Ratra 0* (8b)

       Flintoff has the amazing figures of 16-7-17-2
  65.1 Jones to Laxman, (noball) no run, nasty bouncer! Laxman ducks not
        too convincingly
  65.1 Jones to Laxman, two runs, short of a good length, outside the off,
        Laxman not getting behind the line, plays away from the body, gets
        enough bat on this, through covers for a couple of runs
  65.2 Jones to Laxman, no run, bouncer! Outside the off, Laxman sways
        away from it
  65.3 Jones to Laxman, no run, this one is fired down the leg, clips the
        thigh pad and through to Stewart
  65.4 Jones to Laxman, one run, cutting in sharply with good pace, tucked
        forward of square
       Brings ratra on strike, Jones has a real big chance of getting his
        first Test wicket
  65.5 Jones to Ratra, no run, drags this one down a bit too quick, too
        short, outside the off, ratra watches it carefully, too happy to
        leave it alone
  65.6 Jones to Ratra, no run, bouncer, Ratra sways away, yet to open his
        account after ten balls

End of over 66 (4 runs) India 189/6 (trail by 298 runs)
SP Jones 14-0-51-0 (4nb) - Pavilion End
VVS Laxman 20* (29b 2x4) A Ratra 0* (10b)

       Freddie to continue
  66.1 Flintoff to Laxman, no run, BEATEN! Fast delivery outside the off,
        Laxman plays a loose shot, does not mis the outside edge by much
  66.2 Flintoff to Laxman, no run, outside the off, played down to gully
  66.3 Flintoff to Laxman, no run, defended
  66.4 Flintoff to Laxman, no run, short of a length, angling in, chops
        this one down, playing away from his body
  66.5 Flintoff to Laxman, no run, once again, playing well away from his
        body, beaten outside the off, laxman needs to concentrate more
        here
  66.6 Flintoff to Laxman, no run, bouncer, sways away from it

End of over 67 (maiden) India 189/6 (trail by 298 runs)
A Flintoff 17-8-17-2 (1nb) - Nursery End
A Ratra 0* (10b) VVS Laxman 20* (35b 2x4)

  67.1 Jones to Ratra, no run, fast delivery, cutting back in , Ratra
        caught in a tangle, hit on the body
  67.2 Jones to Ratra, no run, bowling around the wicket, way down the leg
        side
  67.3 Jones to Ratra, no run, this time sprays it wide outside the off
  67.4 Jones to Ratra, no run, angling away, left alone
  67.5 Jones to Ratra, no run, and again, outside the off, rising
        delivery, Ratra leaves it alone
  67.6 Jones to Ratra, no run, bowling from close to the stumps, right on
        target, Ratra gets right behind the line and offers the full face
        of the bat in defence

End of over 68 (maiden) India 189/6 (trail by 298 runs)
SP Jones 15-1-51-0 (4nb) - Pavilion End
VVS Laxman 19* (35b 2x4) A Ratra 0* (16b)

  68.1 Flintoff to Laxman, one run, outside the off, pushed through covers
  68.2 Flintoff to Ratra, no run, loud shout for lbw, Freddie bowling
        around the wicket, ball pitched in line with the leg and
        straightened, not out says Koertzen, lucky Ratra!
  68.3 Flintoff to Ratra, no run, outside the off, left alone
  68.4 Flintoff to Ratra, no run, well up to the batsman, outside the off,
        gets a bat on it, keeps it away from stumps
  68.5 Flintoff to Ratra, no run, digs this one too short, Ratra moves
        away from it
  68.6 Flintoff to Ratra, one run, full in length, pushed to mid-on, off
        the mark after 20 dot balls

End of over 69 (2 runs) India 191/6 (trail by 296 runs)
A Flintoff 18-8-18-2 (1nb) - Nursery End
A Ratra 1* (21b) VVS Laxman 20* (36b 2x4)

  69.1 Jones to Ratra, no run, digs this one short, angling away, left
        alone
  69.2 Jones to Ratra, no run, another fast delivery, played to forward
        short leg
  69.3 Jones to Ratra, OUT: Is this some suicide wish? Too short outside
        the off, rising delivery, tries to have a swat at it, ridiculous
        shot, can only edge it to Stewart, Jones picks up his first Test
        wicket!

       India 191/7, Partnership of 14
       A Ratra  c Stewart b Jones  1 (24b 0x4 0x6)
       VVS Laxman 20* (36b 2x4) SP Jones 15.3-1-51-1 (4nb)

       The new batsman is Ajit Agarkar - does not have a decent Test
        record
  69.4 Jones to Agarkar, no run, lous shout for lbw, beaten by pace,
        Agarkar shuffling across, too slow to bring the bat down, rapped
        on the pad, Umpire Tiffin says not out, must have been slightly
        high
  69.5 Jones to Agarkar, (noball) no run
  69.5 Jones to Agarkar, no run, fast delivery, outside the off, punched
        to covers, Giles like a Jonty Rhodes - dives and stops, shows what
        confidence can do!
  69.6 Jones to Agarkar, no run, shocking! Outside the off, Agarkar has a
        go at it, beaten

End of over 70 (1 run) India 192/7 (trail by 295 runs)
SP Jones 16-1-52-1 (5nb) - Pavilion End
VVS Laxman 20* (36b 2x4) AB Agarkar 0* (4b)

       192/7 on a flat batting track - is such a poor batting display
  70.1 Flintoff to Laxman, one run, worked away nicely to mid-wicket for a
        single, and gets Agarkar on strike
       Flintoff immediately goes around the wicket
  70.2 Flintoff to Agarkar, no run, angling away, Agarkar gets across and
        defends
  70.3 Flintoff to Agarkar, one run, tucked around the corner for a single
  70.4 Flintoff to Laxman, one run, well up to the batsman, outside the
        off, Laxman plays that cover drive - that he played with such elan
        against Aussies in Kolkata, the only difference being - Hussain
        has a man sweeping in the cover fence, just the single
  70.5 Flintoff to Agarkar, one run, played wide of mid-on for a single
  70.6 Flintoff to Laxman, no run, outside the off, left alone

End of over 71 (4 runs) India 196/7 (trail by 291 runs)
A Flintoff 19-8-22-2 (1nb) - Nursery End
AB Agarkar 2* (7b) VVS Laxman 22* (39b 2x4)

       Jones to continue
  71.1 Jones to Agarkar, no run, short of a good length, outside the off,
        Agarkar almost plays at it, through to the keeper
  71.2 Jones to Agarkar, OUT: This is not McGrath bowling to Agarkar and
        Mark Waugh snapping it up at second slip, Agarkar's nightmare
        continues, this time it is caught Flintoff at second slip off
        Simon Jones - hanging his bat out to a ball outside the off.

       India 196/8, Partnership of 5
       AB Agarkar  c Flintoff b Jones  2 (9b 0x4 0x6)
       VVS Laxman 22* (39b 2x4) SP Jones 16.2-1-52-2 (5nb)

       The new batsman is Anil Kumble
  71.3 Jones to Kumble, no run, too hot a delivery for the tail-ender
        outside the off
  71.4 Jones to Kumble, no run, outside the off, left alone
       There is a leg-slip in place
  71.5 Jones to Kumble, no run, cutting back in sharply, gets a bat on it
  71.6 Jones to Kumble, no run, goes for the fast yorker, a bit too long
        outside the off, Kumble plays and misses anyways

End of over 72 (maiden) India 196/8 (trail by 291 runs)
SP Jones 17-2-52-2 (5nb) - Pavilion End
VVS Laxman 22* (39b 2x4) A Kumble 0* (4b)

       Laxman in real danger of running out of partners - again!
       Bowling change: Craig White
  72.1 White to Laxman, FOUR, glorious on drive for four, brings up the
        200 on the board
  72.2 White to Laxman, no run, outside the off, pushed to covers
  72.3 White to Laxman, FOUR, width outside the off, smashed through
        covers, minimum effort - four runs!
  72.4 White to Laxman, one run, outside the off, slashed away to covers,
        there is a man sweeping around in the covers
  72.5 White to Kumble, no run, just outside the off, gets right behind
        the line and defends
  72.6 White to Kumble, no run, just outside the off, gets right behind
        the line and defends

End of over 73 (9 runs) India 205/8 (trail by 282 runs)
C White 12-2-39-1 (1nb) - Nursery End
VVS Laxman 31* (43b 4x4) A Kumble 0* (6b)

  73.1 Jones to Laxman, no run, YORKER! Well dug out
  73.2 Jones to Laxman, no run, get me out, get me out, just can't get the
        edge! Harmless delivery outside the off, Laxman tries everything
        to get a bat on it, beaten!
  73.3 Jones to Laxman, two runs, wide outside the off, playing away from
        his body, slased down to third-man, brilliantly fielded, just the
        couple of runs
  73.4 Jones to Laxman, one run, short of alength, just outside the off,
        much better shot of the back foot, finds the man at cover fence,
        just the single
  73.5 Jones to Kumble, no run, much better delivery, Kumble goes right up
        on his toes and defends
  73.6 Jones to Kumble, no run, on the pads, played to White at square leg

End of over 74 (3 runs) India 208/8 (trail by 279 runs)
SP Jones 18-2-55-2 (5nb) - Pavilion End
VVS Laxman 34* (47b 4x4) A Kumble 0* (8b)

  74.1 White to Laxman, one run, slings this one outside the off, played
        through covers and takes a single
  74.2 White to Kumble, no run, fast delivery, angling in and sliding down
        the leg, Kumble almost falls over, hit on the pad
  74.3 White to Kumble, no run, shuffles across, moving around in the
        crease, silly technique, inside edge onto the pads
       White goes around the wicket
  74.4 White to Kumble, OUT: BOWLED'm!!! Angling away from the batsman,
        terrible stroke - playing away from his body, thick inside edge
        and onto the stumps, Off stump out of the ground! White strikes.

       India 209/9, Partnership of 13
       A Kumble  b White  0 (11b 0x4 0x6)
       VVS Laxman 35* (48b 4x4) C White 12.4-2-40-2 (1nb)

Match State: Drinks

       Last man is Zaheer Khan
  74.5 White to Khan, no run, well up to the batsman, forward and gets a
        bat in defence
  74.6 White to Khan, no run, angling away, slashes at this, down to
        third-man, Laxman wants the strike, refuses the single

End of over 75 (1 run) India 209/9 (trail by 278 runs)
C White 13-2-40-2 (1nb) - Nursery End
VVS Laxman 35* (48b 4x4) Z Khan 0* (2b)

  75.1 Jones to Laxman, no run, fast and furious yorker, inside edge onto
        the pads, lucky to survive
  75.2 Jones to Laxman, no run, another full length delivery, sliding down
        the leg, Laxman tries to work it around, ball goes through to
        Stewart
  75.3 Jones to Laxman, no run, way outside the off, left alone
  75.4 Jones to Laxman, no run
  75.5 Jones to Laxman, no run, bouncer! ducks under it
       Another bouncer due - to keep Laxman away from strike
  75.6 Jones to Laxman, (noball) no run, indeed, a big big bouncer, called
        a no ball
  75.6 Jones to Laxman, no run, much better bouncer, laxman ducks under,
        wants a suicidal run, Stewart does some smart piece of work, rolls
        the ball onto the stumps, Laxman hurries back. Zaheer Khan will
        face the next over

End of over 76 (1 run) India 210/9 (trail by 277 runs)
SP Jones 19-2-56-2 (6nb) - Pavilion End
Z Khan 0* (2b) VVS Laxman 35* (55b 4x4)

  76.1 White to Khan, no run, straight away - beaten outside the off
  76.2 White to Khan, no run, quick delivery, outside the off, left alone
  76.3 White to Khan, no run, rising delivery, outside the off, played
        down to gully
  76.4 White to Khan, no run, well outside the off, left alone. White must
        be zooming in on that fast yorker.
  76.5 White to Khan, no run, full in length, forward in defence
  76.6 White to Khan, no run, bowling around the wicket, angling away,
        plays and misses

End of over 77 (maiden) India 210/9 (trail by 277 runs)
C White 14-3-40-2 (1nb) - Nursery End
VVS Laxman 35* (55b 4x4) Z Khan 0* (8b)

  77.1 Jones to Laxman, one run, tucked behind square for a single, which
        means Zaheer Khan will be on strike
  77.2 Jones to Khan, no run, short of a length, outside the off, goes for
        the big square cut, chops it down hard onto the ground, one the
        bounce to Flintoff at second slip
  77.3 Jones to Khan, no run, outside the off, played to deep gully
  77.4 Jones to Khan, no run
  77.5 Jones to Khan, no run, beaten outside the off
  77.6 Jones to Khan, no run, short of a length, fast delivery, cuts back
        in sharply, off the thigh pad and straight to Crawley at forward
        short leg, all the English players go up in appeal, umpire Tiffin
        not convinced that the ball kissed the gloves

End of over 78 (1 run) India 211/9 (trail by 276 runs)
SP Jones 20-2-57-2 (6nb) - Pavilion End
VVS Laxman 36* (56b 4x4) Z Khan 0* (13b)

  78.1 White to Laxman, no run, outside the off, plays that elegant silky
        flowing cover drive, straight to the fielder
  78.2 White to Laxman, no run, slower delivery, outside the off, misses
        out, gets the toe of the bat and ball goes down to  mid-off
  78.3 White to Laxman, no run, fired down the leg side, through to
        Stewart
  78.4 White to Laxman, one run, slightly short, outside the off, played
        to backward point
  78.5 White to Khan, no run, outside the off, beaten
  78.6 White to Khan, no run, this is getting really ridiculous, Zaheer
        Khan aims for that big six, straight down the ground, trying to
        hit on the rise, outside the off, too good a delivery for the
        tailender to be tonking around, beaten!

End of over 79 (1 run) India 212/9 (trail by 275 runs)
C White 15-3-41-2 (1nb) - Nursery End
VVS Laxman 37* (60b 4x4) Z Khan 0* (15b)

  79.1 Jones to Laxman, no run
  79.2 Jones to Laxman, one run, outside the off, punched off the backfoot
        to covers,  just the single
  79.3 Jones to Khan, one run, tucked around the corner
  79.4 Jones to Laxman, one run, outside the off, opens the face of the
        bat and runs it down to third-man
  79.5 Jones to Khan, no run, fires it in outside the off, left alone
       Jones tiring a bit here, this is quite a long spell
  79.6 Jones to Khan, one run, tucked behind square for a single

End of over 80 (4 runs) India 216/9 (trail by 271 runs)
SP Jones 21-2-61-2 (6nb) - Pavilion End
Z Khan 2* (18b) VVS Laxman 39* (63b 4x4)

       Jones has bowled nine overs after lunch today
  80.1 White to Khan, one run, worked away through the on side
  80.2 White to Laxman, no run, outside the off, played away using his
        wrists to backward point
  80.3 White to Laxman, no run
  80.4 White to Laxman, no run, cutting back in, tries to play it down to
        third-man, thick inside edge and misses the leg stump by a
        whisker.
  80.5 White to Laxman, no run, whipped away on the leg side, Thorpe
        rushes in quickly from mid-wicket
       A couple of fielders going back towards the ropes behind square -
        the bouncer is on
  80.6 White to Laxman, FOUR, digs this one short, Laxman gives himself a
        lot of room - backing away towards the leg side, cuts it away
        behind point for four

End of over 81 (5 runs) India 221/9 (trail by 266 runs)
C White 16-3-46-2 (1nb) - Nursery End
Z Khan 3* (19b) VVS Laxman 43* (68b 5x4)

       The new ball ha sbeen claimed
       Bowling change: Matthew Hoggard
       Zaheer Khan in a very unfamiliar role of facing the brand new
        cherry!
  81.1 Hoggard to Khan, no run, loosener outside the off, left alone
  81.2 Hoggard to Khan, no run, outswinger, starting on off - extra bounce
        too, Khan wanted to leave it alone, a bit too late, misses the
        edge
  81.3 Hoggard to Khan, no run, yet again the extra bounce, off the
        shoulder of the bat to gully
  81.4 Hoggard to Khan, no run, width outside the off, cut away, giles yet
        again at backward point, diving to his left and stops!
  81.5 Hoggard to Khan, OUT: All out! The perfect outswinger does the
        trick, Zaheer Khan's resistance does not last long, edges it to
        Thorpe at first slip.

       India 221/10, Partnership of 12
       Z Khan  c Thorpe b Hoggard  3 (24b 0x4 0x6)
       VVS Laxman 43* (68b 5x4) MJ Hoggard 16.5-4-33-3

       Hussain signalling towards the pavilion that they are going to bat
        again, not going to enforce the follow on
       After lunch India lost five wickets - adding just 45 runs.
       England lead by 266 runs, they have this match well sealed up, they
        are going to bat again - and pile on the lead
       The first batsman to go after lunch was India skipper Sourav
        Ganguly
       Ganguly never looked all that comfortable in making those 5 runs
        off 32 balls, and ended up playing a loose shot outside the of to
        give Vaughan an easy catch at gully
       Interestingly, Ganguly's wicket was claimed by his good ole county
        mate - Andy Flintoff!
       Ratra was not at all confident against the thunderbolts from Jones
        and Flintoff, surviving a confident shout for lbw too.
       Ratra made a solitary run off 24 balls and played a shot that can
        be described as gifting away a wicket - which was also Jones'
        first Test wicket, caught behind by Stewart
       Ajit Agarkar walked out with a huge burden on his shoulders, the
        burden of non-performance at Test level
       The nightmarish run of seven ducks against the Aussies was
        revisiting him quickly, this time he had made a couple of runs
        before  being caught by Freddie at second slip off the fiery
        Jones.
       Anil Kumble came out to play his first Test innings after breaking
        his jaw in West Indies. He too looked a bit shaky, inside edging a
        ball from White onto the stumps - for a duck!
       Laxman was running out of partners and he stood strong to make 43
        runs, playing and missing outside the off more than a few times.
       Zaheer Khan faced 24 balls to make 3 runs, Hoggard with the new
        ball got Zaheer Khan with a perfect outswinger, Thorpe at first
        slip taking the catch.
       All the English bowlers bowled superbly, Hoggard was the most
        successful with 3/33. Flintoff with the figures of 19-9-22-2 was
        simply superb.
       England will bat again. We will be back shortly.

Match State: Tea - Day 3

       The tea break is being taken. 43 overs remain to be bowled in the
        day.
       Welcome back!
       England are about to start their second innings
       Ashish Nehra to bowl to Butcher - left-arm over the wicket. Two
        slips and two gullies
   0.1 Nehra to Butcher, no run, loosener, angling in, tapped to the on
        side in defence
   0.2 Nehra to Butcher, FOUR, drifting down the leg, Bucther helps
        himself to four easy runs, played fine and down to fine leg fence.
   0.3 Nehra to Butcher, no run, almost the same delivery as the previous
        one, Butcher walking across a bit too  much, gets too inside the
        line, misses out.
   0.4 Nehra to Butcher, no run, defended
   0.5 Nehra to Butcher, two runs, angling in, played wide of Jaffer at
        mid-wicket, takes one, turns around for the second, Jaffer not
        doing a good job, running with the ball, not picking it up on
        time, allows that extra few seconds for the batsmen to make the
        second run look so easy
   0.6 Nehra to Butcher, two runs, again, down the leg, tucked around the
        corner, Zaheer Khan has to do a bit of running, denies the third
        run - with a firm throw back to Ratra

End of over 1 (8 runs) England 8/0 (lead by 274 runs)
A Nehra 1-0-8-0 - Nursery End
MP Vaughan 0* (0b) MA Butcher 8* (6b 1x4)

       Zaheer Khan to share the new ball
       Michael Vaughan is the batsman on strike
   1.1 Khan to Vaughan, no run, pushed to covers, can't get the single,
        wants a run too get off the danger of getting a pair.
   1.2 Khan to Vaughan, one run, pushed to covers, just wide of Tendulkar,
        gets the easy single, and so goes the pressure with it, poor
        effort in the field again, should have maintained the pressure on
        the batsman
   1.3 Khan to Butcher, no run, full, outside the off, played back down
        the track
   1.4 Khan to Butcher, one run, inside edge and takes a quick single
   1.5 Khan to Vaughan, no run, angling away, left alone to Ratra
   1.6 Khan to Vaughan, no run, beaten! Just outside the off, angling away
        too, pushes at it, misses completely, ball goes on the bounce to
        Ratra, kept a shade low.

End of over 2 (2 runs) England 10/0 (lead by 276 runs)
Z Khan 1-0-2-0 - Pavilion End
MA Butcher 9* (8b 1x4) MP Vaughan 1* (4b)

   2.1 Nehra to Butcher, no run, outside the off, defended
   2.2 Nehra to Butcher, no run
   2.3 Nehra to Butcher, legbye: one run
   2.4 Nehra to Vaughan, no run, angling away, Vaughan goes for the pull,
        beaten.
   2.5 Nehra to Vaughan, no run, just outside the off, angling away again,
        gets a thick inside edge, no damage done
   2.6 Nehra to Vaughan, no run, too far outside the off

End of over 3 (1 run, maiden) England 11/0 (lead by 277 runs)
A Nehra 2-1-8-0 - Nursery End
MA Butcher 9* (11b 1x4) MP Vaughan 1* (7b)

   3.1 Khan to Butcher, no run
   3.2 Khan to Butcher, no run, outside the off, left alone
   3.3 Khan to Butcher, no run, bouncer, ducks under
       Butcher ha staken a stance well outside his crease, perhaps to cut
        down on whatever swing these two bowlers are going to find
   3.4 Khan to Butcher, no run, gets right behind the line and defends.
   3.5 Khan to Butcher, no run, not a chance of the ball swinging
        anywhere, bangs it in short, takes the shoulder of the bat and
        goes towards gully
   3.6 Khan to Butcher, no run, yet again, hitting the deck very hard, too
        short again, Zaheer Khan wasting the new ball here, outside the
        off, pushed in defence.

End of over 4 (maiden) England 11/0 (lead by 277 runs)
Z Khan 2-1-2-0 - Pavilion End
MP Vaughan 1* (7b) MA Butcher 9* (17b 1x4)

   4.1 Nehra to Vaughan, FOUR, wide outside the off, a full toss! All
        vaughan had to do was get some wood on it, played square for four!
   4.2 Nehra to Vaughan, no run, much better delivery, Vaughan did not
        have any idea about this, pushes at it, angling away, beaten!
   4.3 Nehra to Vaughan, one run
   4.4 Nehra to Butcher, no run
   4.5 Nehra to Butcher, one run
   4.6 Nehra to Vaughan, no run

End of over 5 (6 runs) England 17/0 (lead by 283 runs)
A Nehra 3-1-14-0 - Nursery End
MA Butcher 10* (19b 1x4) MP Vaughan 6* (11b 1x4)

   5.1 Khan to Butcher, no run
   5.2 Khan to Butcher, no run
   5.3 Khan to Butcher, no run
   5.4 Khan to Butcher, no run
   5.5 Khan to Butcher, two runs
   5.6 Khan to Butcher, no run

End of over 6 (2 runs) England 19/0 (lead by 285 runs)
Z Khan 3-1-4-0 - Pavilion End
MP Vaughan 6* (11b 1x4) MA Butcher 12* (25b 1x4)

       Nehra to continue
   6.1 Nehra to Vaughan, FOUR, extremely poor bowling, drops this one
        short, pulled away handsome for four!
   6.2 Nehra to Vaughan, no run, gets right behind the line and defends
   6.3 Nehra to Vaughan, one run, played behind point
   6.4 Nehra to Butcher, FOUR, this is such a wonderful shot, short and
        wide outside the off, Butcher has enough time in the world to go
        back and play it through cover point for four!
       Nine runs off the over so far, we might get to see Agarkar very
        soon
   6.5 Nehra to Butcher, no run, bouncer, ducks under it
   6.6 Nehra to Butcher, no run, another bouncer, Butcher thought about
        hooking it, then left it alone

End of over 7 (9 runs) England 28/0 (lead by 294 runs)
A Nehra 4-1-23-0 - Nursery End
MP Vaughan 11* (14b 2x4) MA Butcher 16* (28b 2x4)

   7.1 Khan to Vaughan, no run, going away with the angle, beaten.
   7.2 Khan to Vaughan, one run
   7.3 Khan to Butcher, no run, outside the off, pushed to covers
   7.4 Khan to Butcher, one run, pushed to covers for a single
   7.5 Khan to Vaughan, no run, gets right behind the line and defends
   7.6 Khan to Vaughan, no run, brisk pace, angling away, beaten! A bit
        too late to bring the bat down, lucky not to get an edge.

End of over 8 (2 runs) England 30/0 (lead by 296 runs)
Z Khan 4-1-6-0 - Pavilion End
MA Butcher 17* (30b 2x4) MP Vaughan 12* (18b 2x4)

       Bowling change: Anil Kumble
   8.1 Kumble to Butcher, no run
   8.2 Kumble to Butcher, one run, pushed through covers
   8.3 Kumble to Vaughan, no run, fired down the leg, hit on the pad
   8.4 Kumble to Vaughan, one run, tucked behind square for a single
   8.5 Kumble to Butcher, OUT: well tossed up, goes down on one knee to
        sweep, misses it completely, hit straight in line with the middle
        stump, loud shout for lbw, given, Butcher departs!

       England 32/1, Partnership of 32
       MA Butcher  lbw b Kumble  18 (33b 2x4 0x6)
       MP Vaughan 13* (20b 2x4) A Kumble 0.5-0-2-1

       No marks for guessing who bats at number 3 for England - it is
        Nasser Hussain!
   8.6 Kumble to Hussain, no run, flat and quick, outside the line of off,
        allows the ball to hit the front pad

End of over 9 (2 runs) England 32/1 (lead by 298 runs)
A Kumble 1-0-2-1 - Nursery End
MP Vaughan 13* (20b 2x4) N Hussain 0* (1b)

       Zaheer Khan continues
   9.1 Khan to Vaughan, no run, on leg and middle, played to forward short
        leg
   9.2 Khan to Vaughan, no run, digs it in short, gets right behind the
        line and defends
   9.3 Khan to Vaughan, no run, just outside the off, played to backward
        point
   9.4 Khan to Vaughan, two runs, on the pads, tucked behind square, good
        running between the wickets, couple of runs
   9.5 Khan to Vaughan, no run, well up to the batsman, Vaughan goes half
        forward and defends
   9.6 Khan to Vaughan, one run, outside the leg, tucked around the corner
        for an easy single

End of over 10 (3 runs) England 35/1 (lead by 301 runs)
Z Khan 5-1-9-0 - Pavilion End
MP Vaughan 16* (26b 2x4) N Hussain 0* (1b)

  10.1 Kumble to Vaughan, no run, forward in defence
  10.2 Kumble to Vaughan, no run, flat in trajectory, keeps very low,
        inside edge onto the pads
  10.3 Kumble to Vaughan, three runs, played down to third-man
  10.4 Kumble to Hussain, no run, Hussain comfortably forward in defence
  10.5 Kumble to Hussain, no run, looks to come down the track, quicker
        delivery, hit on the pad, angling down the leg
  10.6 Kumble to Hussain, no run, again, looking to come down the track,
        fired in full, inside edge onto the pads

End of over 11 (3 runs) England 38/1 (lead by 304 runs)
A Kumble 2-0-5-1 - Nursery End
MP Vaughan 19* (29b 2x4) N Hussain 0* (4b)

       Bowling change: Ajit Agarkar
  11.1 Agarkar to Vaughan, one run, bowling around the wicket, digs it in
        short, played down to fine leg
  11.2 Agarkar to Hussain, no run, outside the off, played down to gully
  11.3 Agarkar to Hussain, no run, bouncer, outside the leg, Hussain has
        nothing to do with it
  11.4 Agarkar to Hussain, no run, digs this one short, angling away, gets
        right behind the line and defends
       There must be a new theory here, Agarkar bowling it short from
        around the wicket. He is a far better bowler bowling those
        outswingers
  11.5 Agarkar to Hussain, no run, defended
  11.6 Agarkar to Hussain, no run, again... digs in the bouncer, sways
        away

End of over 12 (1 run) England 39/1 (lead by 305 runs)
AB Agarkar 1-0-1-0 - Pavilion End
MP Vaughan 20* (30b 2x4) N Hussain 0* (9b)

  12.1 Kumble to Vaughan, one run
  12.2 Kumble to Hussain, no run
  12.3 Kumble to Hussain, two runs, tossed up on the pads, Hussain moves
        across and plays it away to the deep mid-wicket region
  12.4 Kumble to Hussain, no run, good delivery, on the middle and leg,
        Hussain misses the shot, huge appeal for LBW, umpire not intrested
  12.5 Kumble to Hussain, no run
  12.6 Kumble to Hussain, one run

End of over 13 (4 runs) England 43/1 (lead by 309 runs)
A Kumble 3-0-9-1 - Nursery End
N Hussain 3* (14b) MP Vaughan 21* (31b 2x4)

  13.1 Agarkar to Hussain, no run, short delivery on the middle and
        angling away from the right hander, pushed to the point region
  13.2 Agarkar to Hussain, one run, on the middle and leg, turned away to
        the deep sqaure leg region, easy single added
  13.3 Agarkar to Vaughan, no run, pitched up just wide of the off stump,
        played to the on side
  13.4 Agarkar to Vaughan, no run, good bouncer on the missle and leg,
        Vaughan ducks under it
  13.5 Agarkar to Vaughan, no run, short delivery on the middle and off,
        Vaughan goes for the pull and misses the ball by miles
  13.6 Agarkar to Vaughan, no run, pitched up on the off, played to the
        gully region

End of over 14 (1 run) England 44/1 (lead by 310 runs)
AB Agarkar 2-0-2-0 - Pavilion End
N Hussain 4* (16b) MP Vaughan 21* (35b 2x4)

  14.1 Kumble to Hussain, one run, drifting down legside, and Hussain
        plays it comfortably to fine leg for a single.
  14.2 Kumble to Vaughan, no run, driven firmly into the covers for no
        run.
  14.3 Kumble to Vaughan, bye: FOUR, drifting down legside again, but this
        time even th ebatsman cannot get a touch on it. The ball scampers
        away, behind the keeper, for four byes.
  14.4 Kumble to Vaughan, no run
  14.5 Kumble to Vaughan, two runs, driven with much better placement this
        time, out to the deep on the offside. The sweper collects and
        restricts it to two.
  14.6 Kumble to Vaughan, one run, flighted on leg, and the ball is turned
        away to square leg.

End of over 15 (8 runs) England 52/1 (lead by 318 runs)
A Kumble 4-0-13-1 - Nursery End
MP Vaughan 24* (40b 2x4) N Hussain 5* (17b)

  15.1 Agarkar to Vaughan, one run, Vaughan sees the short ball on leg
        stump and flashes into the pull, but luckily for him, the ball
        falls short of square leg.
  15.2 Agarkar to Hussain, one run, steered away into the third man region
        for a single.
  15.3 Agarkar to Vaughan, no run
  15.4 Agarkar to Vaughan, no run, smart fielding in the extra cover
        region.
  15.5 Agarkar to Vaughan, one run, on the toes and whipped away into the
        midwicket area for a single.
  15.6 Agarkar to Hussain, no run

End of over 16 (3 runs) England 55/1 (lead by 321 runs)
AB Agarkar 3-0-5-0 - Pavilion End
MP Vaughan 26* (44b 2x4) N Hussain 6* (19b)

  16.1 Kumble to Vaughan, one run, a single guided away into the fineleg
        region.
  16.2 Kumble to Hussain, one run, short adn on the off, and the ball is
        guided into the deep on the offside for a single.
  16.3 Kumble to Vaughan, no run
  16.4 Kumble to Vaughan, no run, left alone outside the off.
  16.5 Kumble to Vaughan, no run
  16.6 Kumble to Vaughan, no run, defended nicely back to the bowler.

End of over 17 (2 runs) England 57/1 (lead by 323 runs)
A Kumble 5-0-15-1 - Nursery End
N Hussain 7* (20b) MP Vaughan 27* (49b 2x4)

  17.1 Agarkar to Hussain, one run, short and pulled away by Hussain, but
        he keeps the ball along the ground, and gets a single for it.
  17.2 Agarkar to Vaughan, three runs, Vaughan scampers the single, but
        the throw at the runner's end hits the stumps and ricochets off,
        enabling the batsmen to run two more on overthrows.
  17.3 Agarkar to Hussain, no run
  17.4 Agarkar to Hussain, no run, played to point for no run.
  17.5 Agarkar to Hussain, FOUR, short and very close to Hussain's body,
        but the batsman is equal to the task, slashing it away behind
        point for four.
  17.6 Agarkar to Hussain, OUT: a nippy, nippy delivery, faster than most
        Agarkar has bowled in this innings. Hussain tries the cut again,
        and this time the bounce is too much to cut successfully. The
        catch is taekn easily, and Hussain departs.

       England 65/2, Partnership of 33
       N Hussain  c Ratra b Agarkar  12 (25b 1x4 0x6)

End of over 18 (8 runs) England 65/2 (lead by 331 runs)
AB Agarkar 4-0-13-1 - Pavilion End
MP Vaughan 30* (50b 2x4) 

       Thorpe is the new batsman, Vaughan will take strike now, Kumble to
        bowl around the wicket
  18.1 Kumble to Vaughan, FOUR, outside the line of leg, flicked away
        through mid-wicket, sweetly timed for four
  18.2 Kumble to Vaughan, no run, defended
  18.3 Kumble to Vaughan, no run, defended
  18.4 Kumble to Vaughan, bye: one run, wide outside the leg, goes for the
        sweep, misses, takes a bye
  18.5 Kumble to Thorpe, no run, played into the ofside for no run.
  18.6 Kumble to Thorpe, no run, patted back to the bowler.

End of over 19 (5 runs) England 70/2 (lead by 336 runs)
A Kumble 6-0-19-1 - Nursery End
MP Vaughan 34* (54b 3x4) GP Thorpe 0* (2b)

  19.1 Agarkar to Vaughan, no run, again sharp parce from Agarkar, the
        ball rearing up and taking Vaughan on the glove painfully. The
        batsman seems in considerbale pain, and the physio comes out for
        treatment.
  19.2 Agarkar to Vaughan, no run, short of driving length yet again, and
        Agarkar seems to have found some sort of rhythm in this spell.
  19.3 Agarkar to Vaughan, no run
  19.4 Agarkar to Vaughan, one run, moving back off the seam just a shade,
        and Vaughan takes it from middle stump and plays it away to
        midwicket for a singke.
  19.5 Agarkar to Thorpe, one run, Thorpe gets off the mark with a sinle
        to leg.
  19.6 Agarkar to Vaughan, FOUR, top, top shot! short and outside the off,
        and Vaughan sweetly takes i on the off and drive it trhough cover
        point for four.

End of over 20 (6 runs) England 76/2 (lead by 342 runs)
AB Agarkar 5-0-19-1 - Pavilion End
GP Thorpe 1* (3b) MP Vaughan 39* (59b 4x4)

  20.1 Kumble to Thorpe, no run, Kumble comes around the wicket to the
        left hander, and Thorpe is solidly forward in defence.
  20.2 Kumble to Thorpe, no run, left alone outside the off.
  20.3 Kumble to Thorpe, OUT: short and outside the off, and Thorpe, not
        having a good game anyway, drives uppishly, managing to find the
        only fielder anywhere in the cover infield. Ganguly at cover holds
        nicely diving forward, and Thorpe's miserable game continues.

       England 76/3, Partnership of 11
       GP Thorpe  c Ganguly b Kumble  1 (6b 0x4 0x6)
       MP Vaughan 39* (59b 4x4) A Kumble 6.3-0-19-2

  20.4 Kumble to Crawley, no run, flighted and on middle stump, and
        Crawley plays it down the ground for no run.
  20.5 Kumble to Crawley, no run
  20.6 Kumble to Crawley, no run, an attempted drive through the offside
        finds only the over fielder.

End of over 21 (maiden) England 76/3 (lead by 342 runs)
A Kumble 7-1-19-2 - Nursery End
MP Vaughan 39* (59b 4x4) JP Crawley 0* (3b)

  21.1 Agarkar to Vaughan, one run, played to deep midwicket for a single.
  21.2 Agarkar to Crawley, no run, short and Crawley is quick to drop his
        hands and let the ball go through.
  21.3 Agarkar to Crawley, no run
  21.4 Agarkar to Crawley, no run, played tentatively towards point for no
        run.
  21.5 Agarkar to Crawley, legbye: FOUR, going down legside and it just
        flicks a pad or the shirt and runs away for four leg byes.
  21.6 Agarkar to Crawley, no run, short and heading over Crawley's head,
        and the batsman easily sways away.

End of over 22 (5 runs) England 81/3 (lead by 347 runs)
AB Agarkar 6-0-20-1 - Pavilion End
MP Vaughan 40* (60b 4x4) JP Crawley 0* (8b)

  22.1 Kumble to Vaughan, no run, Kumble bowling around the wicket, and
        the batsman plays it comfortabl to off.
  22.2 Kumble to Vaughan, no run, an attempted sweep shot, but the fine
        leg inside the circle runs in to field and prevent the run.
  22.3 Kumble to Vaughan, one run, on the pads, and Crawley moves inside
        it nicely to flick it away to the square leg region for a single.
  22.4 Kumble to Crawley, no run
  22.5 Kumble to Crawley, FOUR
  22.6 Kumble to Crawley, one run

End of over 23 (6 runs) England 87/3 (lead by 353 runs)
A Kumble 8-1-25-2 - Nursery End
JP Crawley 5* (11b 1x4) MP Vaughan 41* (63b 4x4)

  23.1 Agarkar to Crawley, no run, an expansive drive goes only back to
        the bowler.
  23.2 Agarkar to Crawley, no run, outside the off stump and left well
        alone.
  23.3 Agarkar to Crawley, no run, short and wider outside the off stump
        than the last delivery, and left alone again.
  23.4 Agarkar to Crawley, no run, short and outside off, and Crawley goes
        back onto the back foot and attempts the cover drive, but he can
        only find the fielder.
  23.5 Agarkar to Crawley, no run
  23.6 Agarkar to Crawley, no run, defended into the covers, and that is
        Agarkar's first maiden of the innings.

End of over 24 (maiden) England 87/3 (lead by 353 runs)
AB Agarkar 7-1-20-1 - Pavilion End
MP Vaughan 41* (63b 4x4) JP Crawley 5* (17b 1x4)

  24.1 Kumble to Vaughan, no run
  24.2 Kumble to Vaughan, legbye: one run
  24.3 Kumble to Crawley, no run, flighted and on middle stump, and the
        batsman defends it easily.
  24.4 Kumble to Crawley, two runs, played with soft hands to the third
        man region, nad the batsmen pick up two.
  24.5 Kumble to Crawley, no run, short and on middle stump, and defended
        easily on the back foot.
  24.6 Kumble to Crawley, no run

End of over 25 (3 runs) England 90/3 (lead by 356 runs)
A Kumble 9-1-27-2 - Nursery End
MP Vaughan 41* (65b 4x4) JP Crawley 7* (21b 1x4)

  25.1 Nehra to Vaughan, one run
  25.2 Nehra to Crawley, two runs, a brace down to midwicket as Sehwag
        fields and throws it back.
  25.3 Nehra to Crawley, two runs, deftly and wristily worked away to
        square leg this time, placing it nicely and picking up two more.
  25.4 Nehra to Crawley, one run, outside the off-stump, and Crawley goes
        for the expansive cover drive. Jaffer at point leaps in the air,
        but he palms it away behind him, dropping the catch.
  25.5 Nehra to Vaughan, no run
  25.6 Nehra to Vaughan, no run

End of over 26 (6 runs) England 96/3 (lead by 362 runs)
A Nehra 5-1-29-0 - Pavilion End
JP Crawley 12* (24b 1x4) MP Vaughan 42* (68b 4x4)

  26.1 Kumble to Crawley, no run, patted right back to the bowler.
  26.2 Kumble to Crawley, one run, played into the offside for a single.
  26.3 Kumble to Vaughan, no run
  26.4 Kumble to Vaughan, no run, stroked to the offside and short third
        man comes runing in to field.
  26.5 Kumble to Vaughan, no run
  26.6 Kumble to Vaughan, no run, nice delivery that, flighted and looping
        away, just beating the batsman outside the off stump wth drift and
        bounce.

End of over 27 (1 run) England 97/3 (lead by 363 runs)
A Kumble 10-1-28-2 - Nursery End
JP Crawley 13* (26b 1x4) MP Vaughan 42* (72b 4x4)

  27.1 Nehra to Crawley, no run
  27.2 Nehra to Crawley, no run, played back to the bowler for no run.
  27.3 Nehra to Crawley, (noball) one run, on Crwaley's pads, adn the
        batsman easily flicks it away to fine leg for the single.
  27.3 Nehra to Vaughan, one run, a genuine edge induced here, but the
        ball falls well short of Dravid at first slip and runs away to
        third man for a single.
  27.4 Nehra to Crawley, no run
  27.5 Nehra to Crawley, FOUR, half volley outside the off stump, and
        Crawley cover drives it beautifully, with nice follow through.
        There is a fielder in the cover region, but he cannot stop the
        bal.
  27.6 Nehra to Crawley, one run, a single to third man.

End of over 28 (8 runs) England 105/3 (lead by 371 runs)
A Nehra 6-1-37-0 (1nb) - Pavilion End
JP Crawley 19* (32b 2x4) MP Vaughan 43* (73b 4x4)

  28.1 Kumble to Crawley, two runs, played to midwicket for a brace.
  28.2 Kumble to Crawley, one run, flighted and on off, and the ball
        slides off the face of th ebat and runs away to square leg for a
        single.
  28.3 Kumble to Vaughan, two runs, a slog-sweep from Vaughan, fetching it
        fro outside off. The ball is top-edged, but it falls safely in
        midwicket region for a couple.
  28.4 Kumble to Vaughan, no run
  28.5 Kumble to Vaughan, one run, driven nicely to the man in the deep on
        the offside for one.
  28.6 Kumble to Crawley, no run

End of over 29 (6 runs) England 111/3 (lead by 377 runs)
A Kumble 11-1-34-2 - Nursery End
MP Vaughan 46* (76b 4x4) JP Crawley 22* (35b 2x4)

  29.1 Nehra to Vaughan, two runs, played to the sweeper behind point, and
        the pair hare between the wickets to get two.
  29.2 Nehra to Vaughan, no run, angling away from the right hander, and
        Vaughan is almost tempted into the stroke befor e he withdraws.
  29.3 Nehra to Vaughan, two runs, drifting on the pads, and Vaughan
        flicks it to fine leg to pick up the two needed for his fifty.
  29.4 Nehra to Vaughan, two runs, a drive is miscued, the edge goes
        between keeper ad ffirst slip. Ratra tries for the catch, but he
        can only get a glove to it nbefore it races away to third man.
  29.5 Nehra to Vaughan, no run
  29.6 Nehra to Vaughan, one run, fine drive through othe offside, but
        again only the single as the sweeper collects.

End of over 30 (7 runs) England 118/3 (lead by 384 runs)
A Nehra 7-1-44-0 (1nb) - Pavilion End
MP Vaughan 53* (82b 4x4) JP Crawley 22* (35b 2x4)

  30.1 Kumble to Vaughan, one run, patted into the offside and the pair
        quickly scamper the single.
  30.2 Kumble to Crawley, no run, on the toes, and playd to the legside
        for no run.
  30.3 Kumble to Crawley, no run
  30.4 Kumble to Crawley, no run, played to the point region for no run.
  30.5 Kumble to Crawley, no run, left alone outside the off stump.
  30.6 Kumble to Crawley, two runs, drifting onto the pads, and the ball
        is guided nicely to fine leg region for another couple of runs.

End of over 31 (3 runs) England 121/3 (lead by 387 runs)
A Kumble 12-1-37-2 - Nursery End
MP Vaughan 54* (83b 4x4) JP Crawley 24* (40b 2x4)

  31.1 Nehra to Vaughan, no run, wide delivery outside the off, no shot
        offered
  31.2 Nehra to Vaughan, one run, pitched up just wide of the off stump,
        played away to the deep third-man region
  31.3 Nehra to Crawley, no run, good length delivery on the middle and
        angling across the right hander, no shot offered
  31.4 Nehra to Crawley, no run
  31.5 Nehra to Crawley, one run, played to the third-man region, easy
        taken
  31.6 Nehra to Vaughan, no run, pitched up just wide of the off stump,
        defended

End of over 32 (2 runs) England 123/3 (lead by 389 runs)
A Nehra 8-1-46-0 (1nb) - Pavilion End
JP Crawley 25* (43b 2x4) MP Vaughan 55* (86b 4x4)

       The little master is now brought into the attack
  32.1 Tendulkar to Crawley, no run
  32.2 Tendulkar to Crawley, no run, turn bounce and spin for the little
        master, on the of, pushed to the gully region
  32.3 Tendulkar to Crawley, one run, just short of a length on the off,
        played away to the deep point region
  32.4 Tendulkar to Vaughan, one run, flighted delivery on the middle and
        off, played with soft hands to the mid-of region, quick single
        taken
  32.5 Tendulkar to Crawley, FOUR, flighted delivery on the middle and
        leg, swept away to sqaure leg
  32.6 Tendulkar to Crawley, one run

End of over 33 (7 runs) England 130/3 (lead by 396 runs)
SR Tendulkar 1-0-7-0 - Nursery End
JP Crawley 31* (48b 3x4) MP Vaughan 56* (87b 4x4)

  33.1 Nehra to Crawley, two runs, pitched up wide of the off stump,
        Crawley moves across and plays it to the deep cover region,
        Tendulkar is the fielder
  33.2 Nehra to Crawley, no run
  33.3 Nehra to Crawley, no run, short delivery angling across the right
        hander, played straight to the point fielder
  33.4 Nehra to Crawley, no run, pitched up wide of the off stump and
        angling away further, no shot offered
  33.5 Nehra to Crawley, no run, good length delivery on the off, Crawley
        gets behind the delivery and plays it to the off side
  33.6 Nehra to Crawley, (noball) no run, pitched up wide of the off
        stump, batsman not intrested
  33.6 Nehra to Crawley, one run, played past the point feidler, easy
        single to end the over

End of over 34 (4 runs) England 134/3 (lead by 400 runs)
A Nehra 9-1-50-0 (2nb) - Pavilion End
JP Crawley 34* (55b 3x4) MP Vaughan 56* (87b 4x4)

  34.1 Tendulkar to Crawley, no run, tossed up on the middle and off,
        defended
  34.2 Tendulkar to Crawley, no run, on the middle and leg, Crawley tires
        to plays it away but misses the target
  34.3 Tendulkar to Crawley, no run, wide outside the off, no shot offered
  34.4 Tendulkar to Crawley, one run, tossed up on the pads, played down
        to the fine leg region, batsmen goes for a walk across the pitch
  34.5 Tendulkar to Vaughan, three runs, short and outside the leg, swept
        away to deep fine leg, a great diving effort saves a single for
        India
  34.6 Tendulkar to Crawley, three runs, guided down to the third man
        region, had to run hard for the third but in the end made it
        easily

End of over 35 (7 runs) England 141/3 (lead by 407 runs)
SR Tendulkar 2-0-14-0 - Nursery End
JP Crawley 38* (60b 3x4) MP Vaughan 59* (88b 4x4)

  35.1 Khan to Crawley, no run, pitched up wide outside the off stump and
        angling further away, no shot offered
  35.2 Khan to Crawley, three runs, pitched up on the pads, taken on the
        half-volley and played away to the vacant deep mid-wicket region
  35.3 Khan to Vaughan, one run, played down to the third-man region, easy
        single added
  35.4 Khan to Crawley, no run, good length delivery just wide of the of
        stump, but the angle taking it further away, Crawley leaves it for
        the keeper
  35.5 Khan to Crawley, no run
  35.6 Khan to Crawley, one run

End of over 36 (5 runs) England 146/3 (lead by 412 runs)
Z Khan 6-1-14-0 - Pavilion End
JP Crawley 42* (65b 3x4) MP Vaughan 60* (89b 4x4)

  36.1 Kumble to Crawley, no run
  36.2 Kumble to Crawley, no run
  36.3 Kumble to Crawley, one run, pitched up on the pads, played to the
        sqaure leg region
  36.4 Kumble to Vaughan, no run, down the leg side she goes, Ratra gets a
        touch and the ball goes to the leg gully reion
  36.5 Kumble to Vaughan, no run
  36.6 Kumble to Vaughan, no run, wayward delivery down the leg side,
        Ratra does well to stop it

End of over 37 (1 run) England 147/3 (lead by 413 runs)
A Kumble 13-1-38-2 - Nursery End
JP Crawley 43* (68b 3x4) MP Vaughan 60* (92b 4x4)

  37.1 Khan to Crawley, one run, outside the off, and the batsman gets ain
        inside edge, the ball flying away to the finel leg region.
  37.2 Khan to Vaughan, no run, defended into the offside.
  37.3 Khan to Vaughan, no run, driven into the offside for no run.
  37.4 Khan to Vaughan, no run
  37.5 Khan to Vaughan, no run, outside the off and heading further away
        and Vaughan has no problems in leaving it.
       The batsmen aware of the close of play approaching, no doubt, and
        playing for stumps.
  37.6 Khan to Vaughan, no run, stroked to mid-off for no run.

End of over 38 (1 run) England 148/3 (lead by 414 runs)
Z Khan 7-1-15-0 - Pavilion End
JP Crawley 44* (69b 3x4) MP Vaughan 60* (97b 4x4)

  38.1 Kumble to Crawley, two runs, bowled from wide of the crease around
        thew ciket, and Crawley puts the short ball away to fine leg,
        where Nehra's juggling act allows two.
  38.2 Kumble to Crawley, no run
  38.3 Kumble to Crawley, legbye: two runs, a loud appeal goes up as
        Crawley is rapped on the pads, but Kumble is forgetting that he is
        bowling around the wciekt and the bal is pitching outside the leg
        stump.
  38.4 Kumble to Crawley, no run
  38.5 Kumble to Crawley, two runs, Crawley comes down the track and gets
        the bal to the point region for another couple.
  38.6 Kumble to Crawley, one run

End of over 39 (7 runs) England 155/3 (lead by 421 runs)
A Kumble 14-1-43-2 - Nursery End
JP Crawley 49* (75b 3x4) MP Vaughan 60* (97b 4x4)

  39.1 Khan to Crawley, one run, and Crawley gets to his fifty with that
        single, his second of the match after being brought back into the
        English side.
  39.2 Khan to Vaughan, FOUR, Vaughan uses the angle nicely to put away
        the ball heading away form him, cutting the ball to the cover
        point fence for the fifth four of his innings./
  39.3 Khan to Vaughan, no run, full and an attempted drive down the
        ground, but Zaheer fields athletically off his own bowling.
  39.4 Khan to Vaughan, FOUR, just ever so short, but Vaughan is seeing
        the ball well now, and he picks up the length in an instant,
        picking Zaheer awayto the midwicket fence for another four.
  39.5 Khan to Vaughan, no run
  39.6 Khan to Vaughan, one run, drifting on the pads, and the batsmen
        sprint a quick single.

End of over 40 (10 runs) England 165/3 (lead by 431 runs)
Z Khan 8-1-25-0 - Pavilion End
MP Vaughan 69* (102b 6x4) JP Crawley 50* (76b 3x4)

  40.1 Kumble to Vaughan, no run, stroked to covers straight to the
        fielder.
  40.2 Kumble to Vaughan, FOUR, the lower morale on the field is showing
        as Vaughan cuts the ball past a diving and despairing fielder at
        point for four more.
  40.3 Kumble to Vaughan, no run
  40.4 Kumble to Vaughan, one run, full toss outside the leg stump, and
        Vaughan takes it away to fine leg for one.
  40.5 Kumble to Crawley, no run
  40.6 Kumble to Crawley, no run

End of over 41 (5 runs) England 170/3 (lead by 436 runs)
A Kumble 15-1-48-2 - Nursery End
MP Vaughan 74* (106b 7x4) JP Crawley 50* (78b 3x4)

  41.1 Khan to Vaughan, no run
  41.2 Khan to Vaughan, two runs, on Vaughan's pads, and the batsman is
        quick to turn it away to square leg for a couple.
  41.3 Khan to Vaughan, no run
  41.4 Khan to Vaughan, no run, short of driving length and on middle
        stump, and the batsman defends it back to the bowler.
  41.5 Khan to Vaughan, (noball) no run, short but not effective. The ball
        sails harmlessly over the batsman's head, and Vuaghan does not
        even have to duck.
  41.5 Khan to Vaughan, FOUR, sweetly timed flick through midwicket this
        time from Vaughan, rolling the wrists just enough to beat the
        fielder running around from square leg.
  41.6 Khan to Vaughan, no run, good reply from the bowler, a slower ball
        that beats the batsman with its surprising bounce from the wicket.

End of over 42 (7 runs) England 177/3 (lead by 443 runs)
Z Khan 9-1-32-0 (1nb) - Pavilion End
JP Crawley 50* (78b 3x4) MP Vaughan 80* (113b 8x4)

  42.1 Kumble to Crawley, no run, Kumble still around the wicke, this
        despite the batsmen's relative ease in playing this line.
  42.2 Kumble to Crawley, one run, turned away to square leg for the
        single.
  42.3 Kumble to Vaughan, one run, turned again to midwicket for a single.
        Kumble should really reconsider this line, if at least to bring
        the lbw decision possibility back into reckoning.
  42.4 Kumble to Crawley, no run
  42.5 Kumble to Crawley, one run, turned to fine leg for one, the batsmen
        really milking that region now.
  42.6 Kumble to Vaughan, no run

End of over 43 (3 runs) England 180/3 (lead by 446 runs)
A Kumble 16-1-51-2 - Nursery End
JP Crawley 52* (82b 3x4) MP Vaughan 81* (115b 8x4)

       2,000 tickets stil available for the North Gate tomorrow, folks, so
        get to Lord's if you're inLondon for the exciting fourth day of
        the match.
  43.1 Sehwag to Crawley, one run
  43.2 Sehwag to Vaughan, no run
  43.3 Sehwag to Vaughan, no run, played back to the bowler for no run.
  43.4 Sehwag to Vaughan, no run, defneded yet again, the batsmen now
        aware of the approaching close of play.
  43.5 Sehwag to Vaughan, no run, using the pad as a line of defence this
        time.
  43.6 Sehwag to Vaughan, no run

End of over 44 (1 run) England 181/3 (lead by 447 runs)
V Sehwag 1-0-1-0 - Pavilion End
JP Crawley 53* (83b 3x4) MP Vaughan 81* (120b 8x4)

  44.1 Kumble to Crawley, no run, Crawley tries to work it away but gets
        it on the pad.
  44.2 Kumble to Crawley, three runs, steered very nicely to third man,
        theb atsmen running three hard runs.
  44.3 Kumble to Vaughan, no run
  44.4 Kumble to Vaughan, no run, tries to work it away again, but the
        bounce beats the batsman.
  44.5 Kumble to Vaughan, no run, faster bal this time, pushed through,
        but tdefended with felicity.
  44.6 Kumble to Vaughan, no run

End of over 45 (3 runs) England 184/3 (lead by 450 runs)
A Kumble 17-1-54-2 - Nursery End
JP Crawley 56* (85b 3x4) MP Vaughan 81* (124b 8x4)

Match State: Stumps - Day 3

       And tha ends the third day's play at Lord's. England are firmly,
        firmly in command, and India face a tough two days ahead of them.
       India didn't fare too well with the bat, being bowled out for 221.
        No batsman could build an innings of substance, and England's
        bowlers capitalised, skittling them out for very little on sch a
        batting wicket.
       Instead of then enforcing the follow on, England opted for the
        safer option and bated again. By the endo f the day, England lead
        by a mammoth 450 runs, surely nothing India can chase despite all
        its batting talent.
       Tune in tomorrow, then, to see India's responsoe - do they fight it
        out to draw the Test, or do they meekly cede the first Test to the
        English?
       Good Morning!
       Welcome to Lord's, for the fourth day of the first npower Test
        match between England and India.
       It is a bright sunny day with clear blue skies in London. The
        maximum temperature for the day is to be around the 30 degrees
        Celsius.
       England will resume on their overnight score of 184/3 and pile on
        that massive lead, which at present is a whopping 450 runs.
       Michael Vaughan is on 81 and John Crawley is on 56, the two batsmen
        have so far added 108 runs in just under 25 overs.
       Well, the weather is not going to save the Indians, and it alomst
        looks like a lost cause for the visitors. England are in a
        fantastic position to go 1-0 up in this 4-Test series.
       India surrendered this Test match after a dismal performance with
        the bat in their first innings.
       Their bowling too has been a big let down, the medium pacers
        banging it in short - without having the kind of pace to trouble
        batsmen on this flat track.
       Anil Kumble has picked up a couple of wickets in the second
        innings, but was quite disheartening to see him bowl around the
        wicket and well outside the leg.
       The bowling has been defensive at best, which is indeed a big
        mistake. Probably the best means to cut down the run rate is to
        pick wickets regularly.
       It is another matter that India went into this match without a
        strike bowler like Harbhajan Singh.
       The news about the track here at Lord's - there are no big wide
        cracks - not much of wear and tear either. The odd ball might keep
        low or shoot up.
       It is going to be an uphill battle for India to save this match.
        All what remains to be seen is at what point would Hussain declare
        the second innings.
       Having said all that, credit should be given to the English team.
        Remember, they are without the likes of Caddick, Gough and Tudor.
        Also the reliable prolific scorer Marcus Trescothick.
       Hoggard, Flintoff, White and Jones have bowled extremely well on
        this track, to have bowled India out for mere 221.
       Special mention for Craig White - he has hardly played any cricket
        this summer, and to have come out and scored a valuable half
        century
       and then pick two wickets, including the valuable one of Tendulkar
        says a lot about his character.
       The umpires and players are in the middle, we are all set for the
        start.
       Crawley to take strike, Zaheer Khan the bowler
  45.1 Khan to Crawley, no run, angling away, left alone
  45.2 Khan to Crawley, no run, angling away, keeps a bit low, shapes to
        play through the on side, takes the outside edge and falls well
        short of Laxman at second slip
  45.3 Khan to Crawley, no run, ooooh! This one keeps very low, angling
        away, left alone
  45.4 Khan to Crawley, one run, angling away again, opens the face of the
        bat and runs it down to third-man for a single, lead goes up to
        451
  45.5 Khan to Vaughan, one run, taps the ball towards backward point,
        teases Wasim Jaffer, takes a quick single, it is a defensive field
        and the fielders too are in a defensive frame of mind
  45.6 Khan to Crawley, no run, angling away, left alone

End of over 46 (2 runs) England 186/3 (lead by 452 runs)
Z Khan 10-1-34-0 (1nb) - Pavilion End
MP Vaughan 82* (124b 8x4) JP Crawley 57* (90b 3x4)

       Ashish Nehra to bowl
  46.1 Nehra to Vaughan, no run, angling away, left alone
  46.2 Nehra to Vaughan, FOUR, this is shocking stuff, wide juicy half
        volley outside the off, smashing square drive for four!
       The third ball lhas been bowled, Vaughan edged it to the keeper,
        was it off the bounce? The decision has been refered to the third
        umpire Peter Willey
  46.3 Nehra to Vaughan, no run, angling away, edged, ratra takes the
        catch and appeals, Vaughan stays put, umpire Tiffin referes it to
        Willey - the third umpire, the TV replays does not give a
        conclusive image of the catch being taken cleanly, in spite of the
        technology in use,
       The benefit of the doubt goes to the batsman!
  46.4 Nehra to Vaughan, no run
  46.5 Nehra to Vaughan, no run
  46.6 Nehra to Vaughan, no run

End of over 47 (4 runs) England 190/3 (lead by 456 runs)
A Nehra 10-1-54-0 (2nb) - Nursery End
JP Crawley 57* (90b 3x4) MP Vaughan 86* (130b 9x4)

  47.1 Khan to Crawley, no run, angling away, beaten
  47.2 Khan to Crawley, one run, this time it shoots up, fended down to
        forward of square
  47.3 Khan to Vaughan, two runs, on the pads, tucked around the corner
  47.4 Khan to Vaughan, no run, pushed to the off side, wants a single,
        sent back
  47.5 Khan to Vaughan, no run, and again, some misunderstanding between
        the two batsmen, Crawley well known for his suspect running
        between the wickets, all safe in the end
  47.6 Khan to Vaughan, FOUR, Vaughan shows no signs of slowing down as he
        closes in on a Test hundred, Zaheer Khan drops this one short,
        hardly any pace to threaten the batsman, Vaughan had a lot of time
        to go back and pull it high and handsome over mid-wicket for four!

End of over 48 (7 runs) England 197/3 (lead by 463 runs)
Z Khan 11-1-41-0 (1nb) - Pavilion End
JP Crawley 58* (92b 3x4) MP Vaughan 92* (134b 10x4)

  48.1 Nehra to Crawley, (noball) no run
  48.1 Nehra to Crawley, no run
  48.2 Nehra to Crawley, FOUR, 200 on the board, short and wide outside
        the off, put awaynicely to the backward point fence for four, runs
        flowing
  48.3 Nehra to Crawley, one run
  48.4 Nehra to Vaughan, no run, outside the off, angling away, vaughan
        plays and misses
  48.5 Nehra to Vaughan, one run, much better, taps the ball forward in
        defence  to the off side, good firm call from Vaughan for a
        single, they make it quite easily too
  48.6 Nehra to Crawley, one run, another quick single, this time towards
        mid-wicket

End of over 49 (8 runs) England 205/3 (lead by 471 runs)
A Nehra 11-1-62-0 (3nb) - Nursery End
JP Crawley 64* (97b 4x4) MP Vaughan 93* (136b 10x4)

       Bowling change, it is not Agarkar, it is Kumble
  49.1 Kumble to Crawley, no run, flat and quick, outside the off, stands
        tall and defends
  49.2 Kumble to Crawley, one run, makes it look so easy, dances down the
        pitch and then tucks it behind square
  49.3 Kumble to Vaughan, no run, played back down the track
  49.4 Kumble to Vaughan, no run, goes for the sweep, hit on the pad, loud
        shout for lbw, Koertzen not too impressed, that was hitting
        outside the line of off
  49.5 Kumble to Vaughan, FOUR, not a sweep, sashays down the track and
        lofts it straight down the ground, one bounce and over the ropes
        for four!
  49.6 Kumble to Vaughan, three runs, and again! Taking his chances here,
        Vaughan charges down the track and lofts this one over mid-on,
        mistimes the stroke, ball goes high in the air, Zaheer Khan
        running towards the boundary can't get under it, Vaughan takes
        three runs and that is his 100!

End of over 50 (8 runs) England 213/3 (lead by 479 runs)
A Kumble 18-1-62-2 - Pavilion End
MP Vaughan 100* (140b 11x4) JP Crawley 65* (99b 4x4)

  50.1 Nehra to Vaughan, OUT: angling away from the batsman, Vaughan
        looking for quick runs here, slashes at it, Jaffer at backward
        point takes the catch - falling to his right, Vaughan is out!

       England 213/4, Partnership of 137
       MP Vaughan  c Jaffer b Nehra  100 (141b 11x4 0x6)
       JP Crawley 65* (99b 4x4) A Nehra 11.1-1-62-1 (3nb)

       The new batsman is Andrew Flintoff - walks out to a big cheer from
        the crowd, almost the kind of reception Ian Botham used to receive
        in the eighties!
  50.2 Nehra to Flintoff, no run, gets right behind the line, pushed to
        mid-off
  50.3 Nehra to Flintoff, no run, once again, very watchful, gets right
        behind the line and defends.
  50.4 Nehra to Flintoff, no run, angling away from the batsman, not too
        watchful this time, follows it, beaten
  50.5 Nehra to Flintoff, one run, bangs it in short, opens the face of
        the bat and runs it down to third-man for a single
  50.6 Nehra to Crawley, one run, short, rising delivery, swung down to
        fine leg

End of over 51 (2 runs) England 215/4 (lead by 481 runs)
A Nehra 12-1-64-1 (3nb) - Nursery End
JP Crawley 66* (100b 4x4) A Flintoff 1* (4b)

  51.1 Kumble to Crawley, one run
  51.2 Kumble to Flintoff, no run
  51.3 Kumble to Flintoff, no run, flat and quick, outside the off,
        defended
  51.4 Kumble to Flintoff, one run, worked away nicely through mid-wicket
  51.5 Kumble to Crawley, no run, defended
  51.6 Kumble to Crawley, legbye: FOUR, goes for the sweep, not at all
        convincing, loud appeal for lbw, must have been very close if
        there was no nick on it, the only signal from umpire Koertzen is
        that of leg byes - four of them to the fine leg fence

End of over 52 (6 runs) England 221/4 (lead by 487 runs)
A Kumble 19-1-64-2 - Pavilion End
A Flintoff 2* (7b) JP Crawley 67* (103b 4x4)

  52.1 Nehra to Flintoff, (noball) no run
  52.1 Nehra to Flintoff, no run
  52.2 Nehra to Flintoff, one run
  52.3 Nehra to Crawley, one run, played forward of square for a single,
        easy singles available all around.
  52.4 Nehra to Flintoff, FOUR, SHOT! You have to see this to believe
        this, the most powerful shot of the match so far, blasts this over
        extra cover for four, one bounce and over the ropes.
  52.5 Nehra to Flintoff, OUT: GONE! Short delivery, not rising as much,
        Freddie goes for the six over deep square leg fence, there is
        Sachin Tendulkar getting under it, a few inches from the ropes,
        easy catch in the end.

       England 228/5, Partnership of 15
       A Flintoff  c Tendulkar b Nehra  7 (12b 1x4 0x6)
       JP Crawley 68* (104b 4x4) A Nehra 12.5-1-71-2 (4nb)

       Alec Stewart joins Crawley
  52.6 Nehra to Stewart, one run, on leg and middle, played through mid-
        wicket, Stewart takes the single, Crawley wants the second,
        Stewart too experienced - loud shouts of NO.

End of over 53 (8 runs) England 229/5 (lead by 495 runs)
A Nehra 13-1-72-2 (4nb) - Nursery End
AJ Stewart 1* (1b) JP Crawley 68* (104b 4x4)

  53.1 Kumble to Stewart, no run, flat and quick, just about on the off,
        forward in defence
  53.2 Kumble to Stewart, no run, flat and quick, just about on the off,
        forward in defence
  53.3 Kumble to Stewart, one run, driven nicely through covers
  53.4 Kumble to Crawley, no run
  53.5 Kumble to Crawley, FOUR, dances down the track and flicks it
        through mid-wicket for four, lovely shot, the lead goes up to 500!
  53.6 Kumble to Crawley, no run, outside the off, pushed to covers

End of over 54 (5 runs) England 234/5 (lead by 500 runs)
A Kumble 20-1-69-2 - Pavilion End
AJ Stewart 2* (4b) JP Crawley 72* (107b 5x4)

       Hussain might wait till Crawley gets to his hundred, by then the
        lead would have gone up to anything around 560
  54.1 Nehra to Stewart, no run, forward in defence
  54.2 Nehra to Stewart, FOUR, party time at Lord's! Maybe the Happy hours
        are here for the English batsmen, Stewart swats this over covers
        for four
  54.3 Nehra to Stewart, one run, nice firm drive to the deep cover for a
        single
  54.4 Nehra to Crawley, one run, another drive to the deep cover area
  54.5 Nehra to Stewart, one run, and again driven through covers
  54.6 Nehra to Crawley, one run, and again, played through covers,
        ganguly too happy to give away those singles.

End of over 55 (8 runs) England 242/5 (lead by 508 runs)
A Nehra 14-1-80-2 (4nb) - Nursery End
JP Crawley 74* (109b 5x4) AJ Stewart 8* (8b 1x4)

  55.1 Kumble to Crawley, no run
  55.2 Kumble to Crawley, one run
  55.3 Kumble to Stewart, no run
  55.4 Kumble to Stewart, two runs, driven through the on side, wide of
        long on, excellent running between the wickets
  55.5 Kumble to Stewart, no run, leans forward and defends
  55.6 Kumble to Stewart, one run, driven down the ground to long on

End of over 56 (4 runs) England 246/5 (lead by 512 runs)
A Kumble 21-1-73-2 - Pavilion End
AJ Stewart 11* (12b 1x4) JP Crawley 75* (111b 5x4)

       Bowling change: Agarkar
  56.1 Agarkar to Stewart, no run, good delivery first up, short of a
        length, just about on the off, gets right behind the line and
        defends.
  56.2 Agarkar to Stewart, no run
  56.3 Agarkar to Stewart, one run, right on target, Stewart shuffles
        across and works the ball away through mid-wicket
  56.4 Agarkar to Crawley, no run, gets the ball to reverse swing,
        defended
  56.5 Agarkar to Crawley, FOUR, again getting the ball to reverse swing,
        Crawley quickly into position and eases this one through mid-
        wicket, sweetly timed shot for four
  56.6 Agarkar to Crawley, no run, reaching for this one outside the off,
        played to backward point, a good first over from Agarkar

End of over 57 (5 runs) England 251/5 (lead by 517 runs)
AB Agarkar 8-1-25-1 - Nursery End
AJ Stewart 12* (15b 1x4) JP Crawley 79* (114b 6x4)

  57.1 Kumble to Stewart, no run, flat in trajectory, forward in defence
  57.2 Kumble to Stewart, no run, goes half forward, extra bounce, ball
        pops up on the leg side, no forward short leg
  57.3 Kumble to Stewart, no run, ho ho ho! Stewart survives! Goes for the
        sweep, off the pads the ball goes up, Ratra takes the ball in his
        gloves, right on top of the stumps, that ball might have fallen on
        it and Stewart would have been walking back, Stewart gives Ratra a
        pat
       on his back
  57.4 Kumble to Stewart, no run, defended
  57.5 Kumble to Stewart, one run
  57.6 Kumble to Crawley, no run

End of over 58 (1 run) England 252/5 (lead by 518 runs)
A Kumble 22-1-74-2 - Pavilion End
AJ Stewart 13* (20b 1x4) JP Crawley 79* (115b 6x4)

  58.1 Agarkar to Stewart, one run, short of a length, outside the off,
        hit away to the deep cover area
  58.2 Agarkar to Crawley, no run
  58.3 Agarkar to Crawley, one run, outside the off, played down to third-
        man
  58.4 Agarkar to Stewart, FOUR, outside the off, slogged over mid-wicket
        for four! Quick runs indeed. Crawley chuckles...
  58.5 Agarkar to Stewart, one run, driven through covers
  58.6 Agarkar to Crawley, one run, full in length, once again the reverse
        swing, helped away to mid-wicket

End of over 59 (8 runs) England 260/5 (lead by 526 runs)
AB Agarkar 9-1-33-1 - Nursery End
JP Crawley 81* (118b 6x4) AJ Stewart 19* (23b 2x4)

Match State: Drinks

       Bowling change: Sehwag
  59.1 Sehwag to Crawley, FOUR, outside the off, swept away in style,
        forward of square for four!
  59.2 Sehwag to Crawley, no run, excellent loop and dip, beaten outside
        the off
  59.3 Sehwag to Crawley, one run, driven down the ground to long on
  59.4 Sehwag to Stewart, no run, on leg and middle, played to mid-wicket
  59.5 Sehwag to Stewart, no run, extra bounce outside the off, left alone
  59.6 Sehwag to Stewart, FOUR, more runs and more runs at Lord's, this
        time it is four more to the total, Stewart heaves this away
        through mid-wicket for four

End of over 60 (9 runs) England 269/5 (lead by 535 runs)
V Sehwag 2-0-10-0 - Pavilion End
JP Crawley 86* (121b 7x4) AJ Stewart 23* (26b 3x4)

  60.1 Agarkar to Crawley, one run
  60.2 Agarkar to Stewart, one run, getting the ball to reverse swing, not
        enough though, played through mid-wicket
  60.3 Agarkar to Crawley, no run, outside the of, Crawley going for the
        strokes now, played to backward point
  60.4 Agarkar to Crawley, one run, short, outside the off, punched
        through covers
  60.5 Agarkar to Stewart, no run, played back down the track
  60.6 Agarkar to Stewart, one run, whipped away off his hips for a
        single, keeps the strike

End of over 61 (4 runs) England 273/5 (lead by 539 runs)
AB Agarkar 10-1-37-1 - Nursery End
AJ Stewart 25* (29b 3x4) JP Crawley 88* (124b 7x4)

       Bowling Change: Kumble
  61.1 Kumble to Stewart, two runs, worked away through mid-wicket
  61.2 Kumble to Stewart, no run
  61.3 Kumble to Stewart, no run
  61.4 Kumble to Stewart, no run
  61.5 Kumble to Stewart, no run
  61.6 Kumble to Stewart, one run, tucked around the corner and keeps the
        strike, Crawley will have to wait to get to his 100

End of over 62 (3 runs) England 276/5 (lead by 542 runs)
A Kumble 23-1-77-2 - Pavilion End
AJ Stewart 28* (35b 3x4) JP Crawley 88* (124b 7x4)

  62.1 Agarkar to Stewart, one run, slashed down to third-man
  62.2 Agarkar to Crawley, no run, outside the off, pushed to covers
  62.3 Agarkar to Crawley, two runs, slightly short, gives himself a lot
        of room and plays it down to square third-man, fifty runs
        partnership off just 58 balls
  62.4 Agarkar to Crawley, one run, well up to the batsman, pushes forward
        in defence, ball goes towards short extra cover, Crawley takes a
        quick single
  62.5 Agarkar to Stewart, FOUR, slightly short, Stewart quickly into
        position, swings it behind square, very poor effort by Kumble, not
        running in hard to deny the four
  62.6 Agarkar to Stewart, legbye: two runs, this one goes very fine,
        Kumble it is again, having to run a fair bit, ball slows down

End of over 63 (10 runs) England 286/5 (lead by 552 runs)
AB Agarkar 11-1-45-1 - Nursery End
JP Crawley 91* (127b 7x4) AJ Stewart 33* (38b 4x4)

  63.1 Kumble to Crawley, one run, outside the off, punched behind point
        for a single
  63.2 Kumble to Stewart, OUT: Gone! Charges down the track to heave it
        over for maximum, beaten, Ratra collects the ball outside the off,
        has enough time to remove the bails.

       England 287/6, Partnership of 59
       AJ Stewart  st Ratra b Kumble  33 (39b 4x4 0x6)
       JP Crawley 92* (128b 7x4) A Kumble 23.2-1-78-3

       Craig White joins Crawley in the middle
  63.3 Kumble to White, two runs, worked away through mid-wicket, Laxman
        keeps on running with the ball, makes the second run look so easy
  63.4 Kumble to White, no run, defended
  63.5 Kumble to White, FOUR, down on one knee, heaved over forward of
        square, nice clean hit for four
  63.6 Kumble to White, no run, leans forward and defends

End of over 64 (7 runs) England 293/6 (lead by 559 runs)
A Kumble 24-1-84-3 - Pavilion End
JP Crawley 92* (128b 7x4) C White 6* (4b 1x4)

  64.1 Agarkar to Crawley, two runs, spanking cover drive, Crawley wants
        the strike to reach his 100 quickly, takes the second run as a
        poor weak throw comes in from the cover fence
  64.2 Agarkar to Crawley, no run, pushed to mid-off
  64.3 Agarkar to Crawley, FOUR, Crawley loves this, the width outside the
        off, eases himself into a position to play an exquisite cover
        drive for four
  64.4 Agarkar to Crawley, two runs, once again driven through covers,
        takes one, turns quickly for the second run, makes it, that is
        Crawley's 100, Hussain declares the innings.

Match State: Innings Break

       England have set India a target of 568 runs. We will be back
        shortly with India batting in their second innings.
       Welcome back to Lord's
       The umpires and players are in the middle
       It is going to be Matthew Hoggard with the new ball, three slips, a
        gully, and a forward short leg - Jaffer on strike
   0.1 Hoggard to Jaffer, FOUR, in anticipation of a short delivery, goes
        back, plays a clumsy shot, thick edge and down to third-man for
        four
   0.2 Hoggard to Jaffer, no run, defended
   0.3 Hoggard to Jaffer, no run, defended
   0.4 Hoggard to Jaffer, no run, oooh! DROPPED! A lot of pace and extra
        bounce, Jaffer absolutely clueless, off the shoulder of the bat,
        pops up, Giles at backward point, puts it down
   0.5 Hoggard to Jaffer, no run, more pace and bounce outside the off,
        beaten!
   0.6 Hoggard to Jaffer, no run, big outswinger, left alone

End of over 1 (4 runs) India 4/0 (564 more runs req)
MJ Hoggard 1-0-4-0 - Nursery End
V Sehwag 0* (0b) W Jaffer 4* (6b 1x4)

       Flintoff to share the new ball
   1.1 Flintoff to Sehwag, no run
   1.2 Flintoff to Sehwag, no run
   1.3 Flintoff to Sehwag, three runs
   1.4 Flintoff to Jaffer, two runs
   1.5 Flintoff to Jaffer, no run
   1.6 Flintoff to Jaffer, no run

End of over 2 (5 runs) India 9/0 (559 more runs req)
A Flintoff 1-0-5-0 - Pavilion End
V Sehwag 3* (3b) W Jaffer 6* (9b 1x4)

   2.1 Hoggard to Sehwag, no run
   2.2 Hoggard to Sehwag, no run
   2.3 Hoggard to Sehwag, no run
   2.4 Hoggard to Sehwag, no run, short of a length, outside the off,
        extra pace and bounce, left alone
   2.5 Hoggard to Sehwag, no run, again, outside the off, Sehwag curbs his
        attacking instinct, leaves it alone
   2.6 Hoggard to Sehwag, no run, this one jags back in, rapped on the
        pads, slipping down the leg

End of over 3 (maiden) India 9/0 (559 more runs req)
MJ Hoggard 2-1-4-0 - Nursery End
W Jaffer 6* (9b 1x4) V Sehwag 3* (9b)

   3.1 Flintoff to Jaffer, no run, short of a good length, rising
        delivery, gets right behind the line and defends
   3.2 Flintoff to Jaffer, no run, right up to the batsman, goes half
        forward and defends
   3.3 Flintoff to Jaffer, three runs, short of a length, outside the off,
        punched down the ground, a lot of work for Simon Jones, three runs
   3.4 Flintoff to Sehwag, no run, not for the first tiem today, Sehwag
        chases one outside the off, plays a wild shot too, beaten
   3.5 Flintoff to Sehwag, no run, fast delivery, outside the off, feels
        for it, misses the edge
   3.6 Flintoff to Sehwag, no run

End of over 4 (3 runs) India 12/0 (556 more runs req)
A Flintoff 2-0-8-0 - Pavilion End
W Jaffer 9* (12b 1x4) V Sehwag 3* (12b)

   4.1 Hoggard to Jaffer, no run, outside the off, pushed to covers
   4.2 Hoggard to Jaffer, no run, outside the off, slight outswing,
        squared up completely, thick edge and ball goes towards backward
        point
   4.3 Hoggard to Jaffer, no run, sharp bouncer, softening up Jaffer a
        bit, Jaffer ducks under it
   4.4 Hoggard to Jaffer, no run, another excellent delivery, just about
        on the off, gets right behind the line and defends
   4.5 Hoggard to Jaffer, no run, enough outswing to beat the outside
        edge, Jaffer not at all comfortable
   4.6 Hoggard to Jaffer, no run, gets right up on his toes and defends.
        That is lunch.

End of over 5 (maiden) India 12/0 (556 more runs req)
MJ Hoggard 3-2-4-0 - Nursery End
V Sehwag 3* (12b) W Jaffer 9* (18b 1x4)

       India could have lost the wicket of Jaffer, in the very first over,
        Giles put down an easy catch at backward point.
       India trail by 555 runs, we will be back after lunch at 1240 Hrs
        GMT, 1810 Hrs IST

Match State: Lunch - Day 4

       Good Afternoon
       Hello and welcome back to Lord's for the second session's play on
        the fourth day
       The umpires and players are in the middle, we are all set for the
        start.
       Flintoff to bowl to Sehwag
   5.1 Flintoff to Sehwag, no run, just outside the off, a gentle
        loosener, defended
   5.2 Flintoff to Sehwag, no run, bangs this one short, angling down the
        leg, loud shout for a catch behind - down the leg that is, Umpire
        Tiffin says off the thigh pad
   5.3 Flintoff to Sehwag, no run, nasty bounce, just outside the off,
        extra pace and extra bounce beating the batsman.
   5.4 Flintoff to Sehwag, no run, DROPPED! Hussain at second slip -
        moving to his right puts down a simple chance, brilliant bowling
        by Flintoff
   5.5 Flintoff to Sehwag, no run, just outside the off, played to Giles
        at point
   5.6 Flintoff to Sehwag, no run, gets right behind the line and defends

End of over 6 (maiden) India 12/0 (556 more runs req)
A Flintoff 3-1-8-0 - Pavilion End
W Jaffer 9* (18b 1x4) V Sehwag 3* (18b)

       Hoggard to continue.
       England have put down two easy chances in the first six overs,
        India couldn't have asked for anything better.
   6.1 Hoggard to Jaffer, no run, outside the off, hint of outswing, left
        alone
   6.2 Hoggard to Jaffer, FOUR, well up to the batsman, played through
        mid-wicket, ball trickles over the ropes for four
   6.3 Hoggard to Jaffer, three runs, again, on the pads, eased away
        through mid-wicket, gets three runs
   6.4 Hoggard to Sehwag, no run, back of a length, outside the off, gets
        right behind the line and defends
   6.5 Hoggard to Sehwag, one run, again, on the pads, tucked around the
        corner
   6.6 Hoggard to Jaffer, no run, driven firmly to covers, can't beat
        Hussain at short extra cover

End of over 7 (8 runs) India 20/0 (548 more runs req)
MJ Hoggard 4-2-12-0 - Nursery End
V Sehwag 4* (20b) W Jaffer 16* (22b 2x4)

   7.1 Flintoff to Sehwag, FOUR, angling in, fast delivery, worked away
        off his hip, through mid--wicket for four
   7.2 Flintoff to Sehwag, (noball) no run, short of a length, rising
        delivery, defended
   7.2 Flintoff to Sehwag, FOUR, short of a length, outside the off,
        punched through covers for four, Sehwag on a roll now
   7.3 Flintoff to Sehwag, no run, fired in just about the off stump line,
        squares up, pushed firmly to the off side
   7.4 Flintoff to Sehwag, no run, fast and full in length, played to mid-
        wicket
   7.5 Flintoff to Sehwag, no run, outside the off, playing away from his
        body, thick edge, no damage done
   7.6 Flintoff to Sehwag, no run, pushed firmly to covers

End of over 8 (9 runs) India 29/0 (539 more runs req)
A Flintoff 4-1-17-0 (1nb) - Pavilion End
W Jaffer 16* (22b 2x4) V Sehwag 12* (27b 2x4)

   8.1 Hoggard to Jaffer, FOUR, short outside the off, stands tall and
        slashes it through point for four
   8.2 Hoggard to Jaffer, no run, hint of outswing, squares up the
        batsman, pushed to covers
   8.3 Hoggard to Jaffer, no run, slightly short, carves this one away
        towards gully
   8.4 Hoggard to Jaffer, two runs, offers the full face of the bat,
        played down the ground through mid-on
   8.5 Hoggard to Jaffer, FOUR, Oh! Excellent outswinger, Jaffer did not
        read that well, plays at it, thick edge - ball goes in the air
        past gully, down to third-man for four
   8.6 Hoggard to Jaffer, FOUR, this time on the pads, whipped away
        towards the square leg fence for four, valiant effort from Jones

End of over 9 (14 runs) India 43/0 (525 more runs req)
MJ Hoggard 5-2-26-0 - Nursery End
V Sehwag 12* (27b 2x4) W Jaffer 30* (28b 5x4)

   9.1 Flintoff to Sehwag, FOUR, fires it in full, Sehwag stands tall and
        drives it on the rise, smack! Driven down the ground through mid-
        on for four
   9.2 Flintoff to Sehwag, no run, outside the off, eases into a cover
        drive, again on the rise, can't beat Hussain
       Hussain re-arranging the field now - Hoggard made to go all the way
        from long leg to cover point fence
   9.3 Flintoff to Sehwag, (noball) no run, pads up to it, would have
        taken out middle and off stumps, can't appeal for a leg before -
        cause of the no ball! Another let off
   9.3 Flintoff to Sehwag, FOUR, sweet! Outside the off, sweetly timed
        square drive for four
   9.4 Flintoff to Sehwag, two runs, again finds the gap at cover, couple
        of runs
   9.5 Flintoff to Sehwag, no run, darting in, gets right behind the line
        and defends
       Nine boundaries so far in the innings
   9.6 Flintoff to Sehwag, FOUR, make that ten now, outside the off,
        driven on the rise, through extra cover for four, this is exciting
        batting by all means

End of over 10 (15 runs) India 58/0 (510 more runs req)
A Flintoff 5-1-32-0 (2nb) - Pavilion End
W Jaffer 30* (28b 5x4) V Sehwag 26* (34b 5x4)

  10.1 Hoggard to Jaffer, no run, just outside the off, hint of outswing
        too, gets right behind theline and plays it in defence towards
        backward point
  10.2 Hoggard to Jaffer, two runs, slightly short, mistimes the pull shot
        through mid-wicket, can get only a couple
  10.3 Hoggard to Jaffer, no run, much better delivery, back of a length,
        right at the batsman, played back down the track
  10.4 Hoggard to Jaffer, no run, bouncer, ducks under it
       India are scoring at more than five runs an over
  10.5 Hoggard to Jaffer, no run, short, going down the leg, misses the
        pull shot
  10.6 Hoggard to Jaffer, no run, back of a good length, rising delivery,
        Jaffer very watchful, gets right behind the line and defends it
        down safely

End of over 11 (2 runs) India 60/0 (508 more runs req)
MJ Hoggard 6-2-28-0 - Nursery End
V Sehwag 26* (34b 5x4) W Jaffer 32* (34b 5x4)

       Hussain will have to make a change here, either more fire-power in
        Jones, or slow things down with Giles.
       Nope, skipper hands the ball over to Craig White
  11.1 White to Sehwag, no run, back of a length, darting in a bit, pushed
        to the off side
  11.2 White to Sehwag, no run, wide outside the off, left alone
  11.3 White to Sehwag, no run, gets right behind the line and drives it
        nicely to mid-off
  11.4 White to Sehwag, no run
  11.5 White to Sehwag, no run, short, wide outside the off, Sehwag
        slashes hard at it, lucky not to get an edge - too close
  11.6 White to Sehwag, one run, driven through cover point, there is
        protection at the cover fence

End of over 12 (1 run) India 61/0 (507 more runs req)
C White 1-0-1-0 - Nursery End
V Sehwag 27* (40b 5x4) W Jaffer 32* (34b 5x4)

       More firepower now in Simon Jones
  12.1 Jones to Sehwag, no run, straight away finds the edge, Sehwag
        slashing at it outside the off, botom edge and goes on the bounce
        to Stewart
  12.2 Jones to Sehwag, OUT: Bolwed'm! Off stump goes cart-wheeling,
        beaten by sheer pace that is, Sehwag played a weak shot at it, all
        a bit too late, Sehwag walks back as the off stump goes for a
        walk!

       India 61/1, Partnership of 61
       V Sehwag  b Jones  27 (42b 5x4 0x6)
       W Jaffer 32* (34b 5x4) SP Jones 0.2-0-0-1

       Rahul Dravid is the new batsman, it is indeed time for him to be
        the real wall of Test cricket to save this match for India
  12.3 Jones to Dravid, no run, fired in full, played back to the bowler,
        Jones threatens to throw down the stumps
  12.4 Jones to Dravid, no run, outside the off, through to Stewart
  12.5 Jones to Dravid, three runs, fires it in full, Dravid offers the
        full face of the bat in defence, ball hits bat and goes through
        mid-off
  12.6 Jones to Jaffer, no run, darting in, defended, big round of
        applause for the young fast bowler.

End of over 13 (3 runs) India 64/1 (504 more runs req)
SP Jones 1-0-3-1 - Pavilion End
R Dravid 3* (3b) W Jaffer 32* (35b 5x4)

  13.1 White to Dravid, no run, outside the off, Dravid too happy to leave
        it alone
  13.2 White to Dravid, no run, well outside the off, left alone again
  13.3 White to Dravid, no run, Beaten! White picking up pace here, full
        and outside the off, dravid goes for the square drive, hits air
  13.4 White to Dravid, FOUR, You just won't witness a better straight
        drive than this, dealing with this full length delivery with the
        full face of the bat, four runs all the way
  13.5 White to Dravid, no run, outside the off, left alone
  13.6 White to Dravid, no run, beaten by pace again, cutting in sharply,
        hit on the pad, ball slipping down leg

End of over 14 (4 runs) India 68/1 (500 more runs req)
C White 2-0-5-0 - Nursery End
W Jaffer 32* (35b 5x4) R Dravid 7* (9b 1x4)

  14.1 Jones to Jaffer, two runs, timed nicely through covers, Hussain
        goes chasing after it
  14.2 Jones to Jaffer, FOUR, fast, short, outside the off, handsome
        square drive - what a shot! Again hit on the rise for four
  14.3 Jones to Jaffer, no run, stands tall and defends
  14.4 Jones to Jaffer, no run, another fast delivery, slightly short of a
        length, bottom edge and on the bounce to first slip
  14.5 Jones to Jaffer, no run, excellent fast delivery, squares up
        Jaffer, takes the outside edge, Freddie at second slip dives to
        his right and stops
  14.6 Jones to Jaffer, no run, Yorker! well dug out

End of over 15 (6 runs) India 74/1 (494 more runs req)
SP Jones 2-0-9-1 - Pavilion End
R Dravid 7* (9b 1x4) W Jaffer 38* (41b 6x4)

       Bowling change: Giles to bowl  left-arm over the wicket
  15.1 Giles to Dravid, no run, forward in defence
  15.2 Giles to Dravid, no run, pitched just outside the leg, turning in
        and keeping low, Dravid does well to block it
  15.3 Giles to Dravid, two runs, again big turn, played past slips for a
        couple of runs
  15.4 Giles to Dravid, no run
  15.5 Giles to Dravid, no run
  15.6 Giles to Dravid, no run

End of over 16 (2 runs) India 76/1 (492 more runs req)
AF Giles 1-0-2-0 - Nursery End
W Jaffer 38* (41b 6x4) R Dravid 9* (15b 1x4)

  16.1 Jones to Jaffer, no run, fires it in full, down the leg, through to
        stewart
  16.2 Jones to Jaffer, no run
  16.3 Jones to Jaffer, no run, bowling around the stumps, fires it in
        full, just down the leg
  16.4 Jones to Jaffer, no run, over the wicket now, gets right behind
        theline and defends
  16.5 Jones to Jaffer, FOUR, drops this one short, excellent shot, ball
        was in the right spot to be hit, pulled away just behind square
        for four
  16.6 Jones to Jaffer, one run, darting in, pushed firmly towards deep
        mid-off

End of over 17 (5 runs) India 81/1 (487 more runs req)
SP Jones 3-0-14-1 - Pavilion End
W Jaffer 43* (47b 7x4) R Dravid 9* (15b 1x4)

Match State: Drinks

  17.1 Giles to Jaffer, one run, drops this one short, punched through
        covers
  17.2 Giles to Dravid, no run, pitched outside the line of leg, allows it
        to hit the pad
  17.3 Giles to Dravid, no run, loud shouts of catch! big turn, off the
        pads and Freddie at short gully can't grab it
  17.4 Giles to Dravid, one run, pushes forward, thick inside edge, gets a
        single as theball goes behind square
  17.5 Giles to Jaffer, no run, big appeal for lbw, umpire Tifin unmoved,
        ball pitching outside the line of leg, silly appealing.
  17.6 Giles to Jaffer, no run, pushed towards covers

End of over 18 (2 runs) India 83/1 (485 more runs req)
AF Giles 2-0-4-0 - Nursery End
R Dravid 10* (18b 1x4) W Jaffer 44* (50b 7x4)

  18.1 Jones to Dravid, one run, fast, full, on the pads, played to deep
        square leg for a single
       Slight change in the field, Crawley from deep backward sq leg goes
        to forward short leg
  18.2 Jones to Jaffer, no run, bouncer, sits under it safely
  18.3 Jones to Jaffer, one run, pushed wide of mid-on, goes through for a
        quick single, Mark Butcher running in, picks up the ball - has
        enough time to aim and ping - misses, Jaffer would have been rin
        out by a yard or two
  18.4 Jones to Dravid, no run, outside the off, left alone
  18.5 Jones to Dravid, no run, well up to the batsman, defended
  18.6 Jones to Dravid, no run, fires this one full, played back to the
        bowler

End of over 19 (2 runs) India 85/1 (483 more runs req)
SP Jones 4-0-16-1 - Pavilion End
W Jaffer 45* (52b 7x4) R Dravid 11* (22b 1x4)

       Giles to continue
  19.1 Giles to Jaffer, no run, shout for lbw, not out
  19.2 Giles to Jaffer, no run, tossed up, pushed back to the bowler
  19.3 Giles to Jaffer, no run, oooh! Jaffer goes back to a delivery that
        was skidding on, too close to cut, somehow manages to keep the
        ball out of danger
  19.4 Giles to Jaffer, one run, played around for a single
  19.5 Giles to Dravid, one run, once again worked behind square
  19.6 Giles to Jaffer, no run, tossed up, forward in defence

End of over 20 (2 runs) India 87/1 (481 more runs req)
AF Giles 3-0-6-0 - Nursery End
R Dravid 12* (23b 1x4) W Jaffer 46* (57b 7x4)

       Bowling change: Jones rested, White brought in
  20.1 White to Dravid, no run, darting in, defended
  20.2 White to Dravid, no run, short of a good length, outside the off,
        Dravid gets right behind the line and defends
  20.3 White to Dravid, FOUR, width outside the off, leans forward and
        carves this square drive nicely, in the air and to the ropes at
        backward point for four
  20.4 White to Dravid, no run, defended
  20.5 White to Dravid, no run, brisk pace, outside the off, left alone
  20.6 White to Dravid, no run, keeps Dravid honest in defence with a full
        length delivery

End of over 21 (4 runs) India 91/1 (477 more runs req)
C White 3-0-9-0 - Pavilion End
W Jaffer 46* (57b 7x4) R Dravid 16* (29b 2x4)

  21.1 Giles to Jaffer, no run
  21.2 Giles to Jaffer, no run, flighted delivery on the off, defended
  21.3 Giles to Jaffer, no run, just short of a length on the middle and
        off, Jaffer goes back and plays it to the off side
  21.4 Giles to Jaffer, two runs, flighted delivery on the pads, flicked
        away to the vacant mid-wicket region
  21.5 Giles to Jaffer, one run, played to the fine leg region, easy
        single added
       Giles coming around the wicket now
  21.6 Giles to Dravid, one run, on the off, played wide of the cover
        fielder, quick single taken

End of over 22 (4 runs) India 95/1 (473 more runs req)
AF Giles 4-0-10-0 - Nursery End
R Dravid 17* (30b 2x4) W Jaffer 49* (62b 7x4)

  22.1 White to Dravid, no run, wide delivery outside the off stump, no
        shot offered
  22.2 White to Dravid, two runs, pitched up wide outside the off stump,
        Dravid leans forward and plays it wide of the cover fielder
  22.3 White to Dravid, no run, good length delivery just outside the off
        stump, defended leaning forward
  22.4 White to Dravid, no run, pitched up wide of the off stump, played
        back to the bowler
  22.5 White to Dravid, no run, short delivery on the off and angling into
        the right hander, played straight to the mid-wicket fielder
  22.6 White to Dravid, no run, short delivery outside the off stump,
        pushed to the point region

End of over 23 (2 runs) India 97/1 (471 more runs req)
C White 4-0-11-0 - Pavilion End
W Jaffer 49* (62b 7x4) R Dravid 19* (36b 2x4)

  23.1 Giles to Jaffer, one run, FIFTY! good length delivery on the off,
        pushed wide of the cover fielder, well played young man
  23.2 Giles to Dravid, one run, flighted delivery on the pads, turned
        away wide of the sqaure leg fielder, easy single taken
  23.3 Giles to Jaffer, no run
  23.4 Giles to Jaffer, no run
  23.5 Giles to Jaffer, one run, tossed up delivery outside the off stump,
        played wide of the cover fielder, the Indian run meter rolls down
        to 100!
  23.6 Giles to Dravid, one run, on the middle and leg, played away to the
        vacant sqaure leg region

End of over 24 (4 runs) India 101/1 (467 more runs req)
AF Giles 5-0-14-0 - Nursery End
R Dravid 21* (38b 2x4) W Jaffer 51* (66b 7x4)

  24.1 Vaughan to Dravid, one run, pitched up on the off, played away to
        the deep cover region
  24.2 Vaughan to Jaffer, no run
  24.3 Vaughan to Jaffer, no run, tossed up delivery just wide of the off
        stump, defended
  24.4 Vaughan to Jaffer, no run, wide outside the off, no shot offered
  24.5 Vaughan to Jaffer, no run
  24.6 Vaughan to Jaffer, no run

End of over 25 (1 run) India 102/1 (466 more runs req)
MP Vaughan 1-0-1-0 - Pavilion End
R Dravid 22* (39b 2x4) W Jaffer 51* (71b 7x4)

  25.1 Giles to Dravid, one run, played away to the deep fine leg region
  25.2 Giles to Jaffer, one run, short and wide outside the off stump, cut
        away to the deep backward of point region
  25.3 Giles to Dravid, no run, tossed up on the off, Dravid leans forward
        and plays it to the on side
  25.4 Giles to Dravid, no run, great delivery! on the off and spinning
        away from the right hander, Dravid pokes at it and misses, that
        was close!
  25.5 Giles to Dravid, no run
  25.6 Giles to Dravid, FOUR, take that! flighted delivery on the pads,
        played away to the mid-wicket fence, a fielder runs behind it but
        the ball wins the race

End of over 26 (6 runs) India 108/1 (460 more runs req)
AF Giles 6-0-20-0 - Nursery End
W Jaffer 52* (72b 7x4) R Dravid 27* (44b 3x4)

  26.1 Vaughan to Jaffer, no run, tossed up delivery outside the off,
        driven straight to the cover fielder
  26.2 Vaughan to Jaffer, no run
  26.3 Vaughan to Jaffer, one run, short delivry on the middle and leg,
        Jaffer goes back and plays it away to the fine leg region
  26.4 Vaughan to Dravid, no run, played to the off side
  26.5 Vaughan to Dravid, one run, on the middle and leg, palyed wide of
        the mid-wicket fielder, quick single taken
  26.6 Vaughan to Jaffer, no run

End of over 27 (2 runs) India 110/1 (458 more runs req)
MP Vaughan 2-0-3-0 - Pavilion End
R Dravid 28* (46b 3x4) W Jaffer 53* (76b 7x4)

       bowling change from the Nursery End, Flintoff is back!
  27.1 Flintoff to Dravid, no run, wide delivery outside the off, no shot
        offered
  27.2 Flintoff to Dravid, no run, pitched up wide of the off stump, don't
        count on Dravid to play those
  27.3 Flintoff to Dravid, no run
  27.4 Flintoff to Dravid, no run, good length delivery on the off and
        angling into the batsman, defended
  27.5 Flintoff to Dravid, no run, wide delivery outside the off, Dravid
        not intrested
  27.6 Flintoff to Dravid, no run, pitched up delivery wide of the off
        stump and angling in, does't do much though, no shot offered

End of over 28 (maiden) India 110/1 (458 more runs req)
A Flintoff 6-2-32-0 (2nb) - Nursery End
W Jaffer 53* (76b 7x4) R Dravid 28* (52b 3x4)

  28.1 Vaughan to Jaffer, no run, tossed up outside the off, defended, the
        ball rolls away to the slip fielder
  28.2 Vaughan to Jaffer, no run, played straight to the cover fiedler
  28.3 Vaughan to Jaffer, OUT: Vaughan strikes! flighted delivery on the
        off and spinning into the right hander, Jaffer plays at it and
        edges it straight to the England captain at first slip

       India 110/2, Partnership of 49
       W Jaffer  c Hussain b Vaughan  53 (79b 7x4 0x6)
       R Dravid 28* (52b 3x4) MP Vaughan 2.3-0-3-1

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  28.4 Vaughan to Tendulkar, no run, wide outside the off, left alone
  28.5 Vaughan to Tendulkar, no run, outside the of, pushed to covers
  28.6 Vaughan to Tendulkar, no run, pushed to mid-wicket

End of over 29 (maiden) India 110/2 (458 more runs req)
MP Vaughan 3-1-3-1 - Pavilion End
R Dravid 28* (52b 3x4) SR Tendulkar 0* (3b)

  29.1 Flintoff to Dravid, no run
  29.2 Flintoff to Dravid, no run
  29.3 Flintoff to Dravid, FOUR, pitched up on the middle and leg, easy
        pickings for Dravid, played away to the vacant fine leg fence
  29.4 Flintoff to Dravid, one run, pitched up wide of the off stump,
        Dravid leans forward, gets to the pitch of the delivery and plays
        it past the cover fielder
  29.5 Flintoff to Tendulkar, one run, played to the sqaure leg region,
        easy single taken
  29.6 Flintoff to Dravid, no run

End of over 30 (6 runs) India 116/2 (452 more runs req)
A Flintoff 7-2-38-0 (2nb) - Nursery End
SR Tendulkar 1* (4b) R Dravid 33* (57b 4x4)

       yet another bowling change, Jones back into the attack
  30.1 Jones to Tendulkar, FOUR, smashed! over pitched delivery on the
        middle and leg, played back down the track to the long-on fence
  30.2 Jones to Tendulkar, no run
  30.3 Jones to Tendulkar, no run, short and wide outside the off, no shot
        offered
  30.4 Jones to Tendulkar, no run, pitched up wide of the off stump,
        played straight to the point feidler
  30.5 Jones to Tendulkar, no run, good length delivery on the middle and
        leg, played back down the track, Jones gets a touch, the ball
        rolls away to the mid-on region
  30.6 Jones to Tendulkar, no run, bouncer on the middle , Tendulkar ducks
        under it

End of over 31 (4 runs) India 120/2 (448 more runs req)
SP Jones 5-0-20-1 - Pavilion End
R Dravid 33* (57b 4x4) SR Tendulkar 5* (10b 1x4)

  31.1 Flintoff to Dravid, no run, pitched up delivery just wide of the
        off stump, played to the off side
  31.2 Flintoff to Dravid, no run, short delivery again outside the off,
        defended, the ball rolls back to the bowler
  31.3 Flintoff to Dravid, no run, good length delivery outside the off
        stump and angling into the right hander, no shot offered, the ball
        falls short of Stewart!
  31.4 Flintoff to Dravid, no run, wide delivery outside the off, left
        alone
  31.5 Flintoff to Dravid, one run, short dleivery down the leg side,
        played away to the fine leg region
  31.6 Flintoff to Tendulkar, no run, short and wide outside the off,
        played straight to the gully fielder

End of over 32 (1 run) India 121/2 (447 more runs req)
A Flintoff 8-2-39-0 (2nb) - Nursery End
R Dravid 34* (62b 4x4) SR Tendulkar 5* (11b 1x4)

       and that's tea here on the 4th day

Match State: Tea - Day 4

       Welcome back
        we are all set for the start of the final session of the day
       The Indian ship is definitely sinking but they still have the likes
        of Tendulkar, Dravid and Laxman
       If India goes through the day without loosing another wicket they
        still have hope
       the Englishmen are upbeat and  on the verge of a great victory
       this session will hold the key, the players are out in the middle
        and we are all set for the start
  32.1 Jones to Dravid, no run
  32.2 Jones to Dravid, one run, played just wide of the mid-on fielder,
        mis-field allows the batsmen to cross over
  32.3 Jones to Tendulkar, no run, played straight to the mid-off fielder
  32.4 Jones to Tendulkar, no run, short delivery outside the off,
        Tendulkar goes up on his toes and plays it to the off side
  32.5 Jones to Tendulkar, no run, good length delivery on the off, played
        just wide of the mid-off fielder
  32.6 Jones to Tendulkar, no run, pitched up wide of the leg stump,
        Tendulkar misses the flick, Stewart dives full length and collects
        the ball

End of over 33 (1 run) India 122/2 (446 more runs req)
SP Jones 6-0-21-1 - Pavilion End
R Dravid 35* (64b 4x4) SR Tendulkar 5* (15b 1x4)

  33.1 Flintoff to Dravid, no run, short delivery outside the off and
        angling into the batsman, defended
  33.2 Flintoff to Dravid, no run, pitched up delivery on the middle,
        played back to the bowler
  33.3 Flintoff to Dravid, no run, short delivery outside the off, played
        just wide of the cover fielder, the fielder moves in quickly and
        stops the single
  33.4 Flintoff to Dravid, FOUR, wayward delivery down the leg side,
        Dravid gets a touch on it, the ball races away to the fine leg
        fence
  33.5 Flintoff to Dravid, no run
  33.6 Flintoff to Dravid, no run, good length delivery wide of the off
        stump, no shot offered

End of over 34 (4 runs) India 126/2 (442 more runs req)
A Flintoff 9-2-43-0 (2nb) - Nursery End
SR Tendulkar 5* (15b 1x4) R Dravid 39* (70b 5x4)

  34.1 Jones to Tendulkar, one run, fulltoss on the off, Tendulkar goes
        for his shot and gets a thick edge past the slip fielder, hooo
        that was close!
  34.2 Jones to Dravid, no run, short dleivery on the middle and off,
        defended
  34.3 Jones to Dravid, no run, pitched up wide outside the leg stump
  34.4 Jones to Dravid, no run, pitched up on the middle and off, played
        to the mid-on region
  34.5 Jones to Dravid, no run, short and wide outside the off, left alone
  34.6 Jones to Dravid, no run, again short and wide outside the off, yes
        you have guessed it right!

End of over 35 (1 run) India 127/2 (441 more runs req)
SP Jones 7-0-22-1 - Pavilion End
SR Tendulkar 6* (16b 1x4) R Dravid 39* (75b 5x4)

  35.1 Flintoff to Tendulkar, one run, pitched up on the pads, turned away
        to the vacant sqaure leg region, easy single taken
  35.2 Flintoff to Dravid, no run, pitched up wide outside the off stump,
        Dravid not intrested
  35.3 Flintoff to Dravid, no run, short delivery just wide of the off
        stump, played straight to the cover fielder
  35.4 Flintoff to Dravid, legbye: one run, short dleivery down the leg
        side, the ball hits the pads and rolls away to the short fine leg
        region, quick single taken
  35.5 Flintoff to Tendulkar, one run, short delivery on the middle and
        off, played away to the short fine leg region, easy single added
        to the total
  35.6 Flintoff to Dravid, no run, good length delivery wide of the off
        stump, Dravid moves across and plays it to the mid-off region

End of over 36 (3 runs) India 130/2 (438 more runs req)
A Flintoff 10-2-45-0 (2nb) - Nursery End
SR Tendulkar 8* (18b 1x4) R Dravid 39* (79b 5x4)

       Jones to continue, right arm over the wicket to the right hander
  36.1 Jones to Tendulkar, no run, short delivery outside the off, no shot
        offered
  36.2 Jones to Tendulkar, no run, pitched up just wide of the off stump,
        played away to the mid-off region
  36.3 Jones to Tendulkar, no run, good length delivery on the off and
        angling into the right hander, draws Tendulkar forward, the ball
        hits the pads and there is ahuge appeal for LBW, umpire not
        intrested
  36.4 Jones to Tendulkar, FOUR, the little master answers! pitched up
        wide of the off stump, smashed through the covers, no stopping
        that!
  36.5 Jones to Tendulkar, no run, bouncer on the middle and leg,
        Tendulkar had to duck under it, take that says Jones!
  36.6 Jones to Tendulkar, no run

End of over 37 (4 runs) India 134/2 (434 more runs req)
SP Jones 8-0-26-1 - Pavilion End
R Dravid 39* (79b 5x4) SR Tendulkar 12* (24b 2x4)

  37.1 White to Dravid, no run, pitched up on the middle and leg, defended
  37.2 White to Dravid, no run, short and wide outside the off, Dravid
        goes for the cut but the timing is not there, the ball finds the
        point fielder
  37.3 White to Dravid, one run, pitched up on the off, played wide soft
        hands to the off side, qucik single taken
  37.4 White to Tendulkar, no run, good length delivery on the off,
        Tendulakr moves across and plays it straight to the short cover
        fielder
  37.5 White to Tendulkar, no run, wayward delivery outside the off stump,
        left alone
  37.6 White to Tendulkar, no run, pitched up just wide of the off stump,
        defended

End of over 38 (1 run) India 135/2 (433 more runs req)
C White 5-0-12-0 - Nursery End
R Dravid 40* (82b 5x4) SR Tendulkar 12* (27b 2x4)

  38.1 Jones to Dravid, no run, quick bouncer on the middle, again on
        target, Dravid had to duck
  38.2 Jones to Dravid, one run
  38.3 Jones to Tendulkar, no run
  38.4 Jones to Tendulkar, no run
  38.5 Jones to Tendulkar, no run
  38.6 Jones to Tendulkar, no run

End of over 39 (1 run) India 136/2 (432 more runs req)
SP Jones 9-0-27-1 - Pavilion End
R Dravid 41* (84b 5x4) SR Tendulkar 12* (31b 2x4)

  39.1 White to Dravid, no run
  39.2 White to Dravid, no run
  39.3 White to Dravid, no run
  39.4 White to Dravid, no run, good length delivery just wide of the off
        stump, Dravid gets behind the delivery and plays it back to the
        bowler
  39.5 White to Dravid, FOUR, short and wide outside the off, Dravid
        quickly goes back and cuts it away to the point fence, classy
        shot!
  39.6 White to Dravid, no run, on the off and cut back in sharply, hits
        dravid on the thighs, that hurts!

End of over 40 (4 runs) India 140/2 (428 more runs req)
C White 6-0-16-0 - Nursery End
SR Tendulkar 12* (31b 2x4) R Dravid 45* (90b 6x4)

  40.1 Hoggard to Tendulkar, no run, outside the off, left alone
  40.2 Hoggard to Tendulkar, no run, short and wide outside the off, no
        shot offered
  40.3 Hoggard to Tendulkar, no run, pitched up just wide of the off
        stump, again left alone
  40.4 Hoggard to Tendulkar, OUT: GONE! This is a big big wicket for
        England, Hoggard celebrates with his mates, this one was swinging
        in, not right up there for the drive, Tendulkar went through with
        the shot, ball hit the pads and then smashed into the stumps!

       India 140/3, Partnership of 30
       SR Tendulkar  b Hoggard  12 (35b 2x4 0x6)
       R Dravid 45* (90b 6x4) MJ Hoggard 6.4-2-28-1

       50th Test wicket for Hoggard, and it couldn't have been any better
        than the big one of Tendulkar at Lord's on a Sunday afternoon
       Ganguly is the new batsman
  40.5 Hoggard to Ganguly, OUT: loud shout for lbw, it pitched a shade
        outside the leg, umpire Koertzen takes his time and ever so slowly
        raises his left-arm - up goes the finger! Ganguly gone for a
        golden duck.

       India 140/4, Partnership of 0
       SC Ganguly  lbw b Hoggard  0 (1b 0x4 0x6)
       R Dravid 45* (90b 6x4) MJ Hoggard 6.5-2-28-2

       Ganguly can count himself very unlucky
       India in dire straits - two wickets off consecutive balls, Laxman
        walks out to join Dravid
       Hoggard to bowl, Laxman to deny the hat-trick
  40.6 Hoggard to Laxman, no run, short of a length, outside the off, left
        alone

End of over 41 (maiden) India 140/4 (428 more runs req)
MJ Hoggard 7-3-28-2 - Pavilion End
R Dravid 45* (90b 6x4) VVS Laxman 0* (1b)

  41.1 White to Dravid, two runs, played behind square for a couple
  41.2 White to Dravid, FOUR, full and on the pads, flicked away forward
        of square for four, brings up his fifty
  41.3 White to Dravid, no run
  41.4 White to Dravid, FOUR, juicy half volley outside the off, leans
        forward and plays a wonderful cover drive, glorious shot, four
        more! 150 on the board with that stroke
  41.5 White to Dravid, no run, short, outside the off, cracking cut, well
        fielded by Hussain at backward point
  41.6 White to Dravid, no run, outside the off, steered to backward point

End of over 42 (10 runs) India 150/4 (418 more runs req)
C White 7-0-26-0 - Nursery End
VVS Laxman 0* (1b) R Dravid 55* (96b 8x4)

       Hoggard to continue
  42.1 Hoggard to Laxman, no run, outside the off, pushed to covers
  42.2 Hoggard to Laxman, one run, played down to third-man for a single
  42.3 Hoggard to Dravid, no run, right at the stumps, forward in defence
  42.4 Hoggard to Dravid, no run, short of a length, on target, gets right
        behind the line and defends
  42.5 Hoggard to Dravid, no run, outside the off, left alone
  42.6 Hoggard to Dravid, no run, Dravid as solid as ever, fighting on
        bravely, gets right behind the line and defends

End of over 43 (1 run) India 151/4 (417 more runs req)
MJ Hoggard 8-3-29-2 - Pavilion End
VVS Laxman 1* (3b) R Dravid 55* (100b 8x4)

  43.1 White to Laxman, no run, full in length, outside the off, driven to
        deep mid-off
  43.2 White to Laxman, no run, outside the off, watches it carefully,
        left alone
  43.3 White to Laxman, no run, outside the off, left alone
  43.4 White to Laxman, no run, outside the off, left alone
  43.5 White to Laxman, no run, late swing into the batsman, Laxman leaves
        it alone, too close to the off for comfort
  43.6 White to Laxman, no run, well outside the off, left alone

End of over 44 (maiden) India 151/4 (417 more runs req)
C White 8-1-26-0 - Nursery End
R Dravid 55* (100b 8x4) VVS Laxman 1* (9b)

  44.1 Hoggard to Dravid, no run, left alone
  44.2 Hoggard to Dravid, no run, defended
  44.3 Hoggard to Dravid, no run, brisk pace, outside the off, playing
        away from the body, defended
  44.4 Hoggard to Dravid, no run, back of a length, rising delivery,
        Dravid much more watchful this time, gets behind the line, defends
  44.5 Hoggard to Dravid, no run, hint of outswing, outside the off, left
        alone
  44.6 Hoggard to Dravid, FOUR, driven on the rise - driven down the
        ground, through mid-off for four

End of over 45 (4 runs) India 155/4 (413 more runs req)
MJ Hoggard 9-3-33-2 - Pavilion End
VVS Laxman 1* (9b) R Dravid 59* (106b 9x4)

Match State: Drinks

  45.1 White to Laxman, no run, through to Stewart
  45.2 White to Laxman, (noball) no run, darting in sharply, hurries
        Laxman to defend
  45.2 White to Laxman, no run, outside the off, left alone
  45.3 White to Laxman, one run, gives him the width outside the off,
        driven through covers
  45.4 White to Dravid, no run, well outside the off, Dravid not
        interested
  45.5 White to Dravid, no run, pitched wide outside the off, darting in,
        but not enough, left alone
  45.6 White to Dravid, FOUR, Dravid sees no devil in this track, no
        problems with the stuff hurled at him either, leans forward and
        plays a glorious cover drive for four!

End of over 46 (6 runs) India 161/4 (407 more runs req)
C White 9-1-32-0 (1nb) - Nursery End
VVS Laxman 2* (13b) R Dravid 63* (109b 10x4)

  46.1 Hoggard to Laxman, no run, back of a length, just outside the off,
        defended
  46.2 Hoggard to Laxman, FOUR, not a convincing shot, Laxman plays
        through the line, it was the slower ball, hit in the air, lucky
        for Laxman it found the gap in the covers - four!
  46.3 Hoggard to Laxman, no run, defended
  46.4 Hoggard to Laxman, no run, this ball swings back in, opens the face
        of the bat and runs it through covers
  46.5 Hoggard to Laxman, no run, well outside the off, left alone
  46.6 Hoggard to Laxman, no run, keeps a tad low, Laxman defends

End of over 47 (4 runs) India 165/4 (403 more runs req)
MJ Hoggard 10-3-37-2 - Pavilion End
R Dravid 63* (109b 10x4) VVS Laxman 6* (19b 1x4)

       Bowling change: Ashley Giles
  47.1 Giles to Dravid, no run, left-arm over the wicket, pitched outside
        the line of leg, allows it to hit the pad
  47.2 Giles to Dravid, no run, forward in defence
  47.3 Giles to Dravid, OUT: Gone! Giles strikes! Dravid going back and
        cutting at a slightly short delivery, gets a bottom edge and drags
        it back onto the stumps, the rattling sound of timber, Dravid is
        shocked - just can't believe it!

       India 165/5, Partnership of 25
       R Dravid  b Giles  63 (112b 10x4 0x6)
       VVS Laxman 6* (19b 1x4) AF Giles 6.3-0-20-1

       Ajay Ratra is the new batsman
  47.4 Giles to Ratra, no run, inside edge onto the pads, ball balloons
        up, nobody to catch it on the on side
  47.5 Giles to Ratra, no run, forward in defence
  47.6 Giles to Ratra, bye: FOUR, outside the leg, beats everyone and
        everything

End of over 48 (4 runs, maiden) India 169/5 (399 more runs req)
AF Giles 7-1-20-1 - Nursery End
VVS Laxman 6* (19b 1x4) A Ratra 0* (3b)

  48.1 Hoggard to Laxman, no run
  48.2 Hoggard to Laxman, no run, fired down the leg side, through to
        Stewart
  48.3 Hoggard to Laxman, no run, pushed to covers
       It is the same ole story now, Laxman and the tailenders
  48.4 Hoggard to Laxman, no run, outside the off, pushed in defence
        towards covers
       Hussain has reaped rich rewards with bowling changes - Hoggard
        picked up two wickets and Giles picked up the valuable wicket of
        Dravid - in the first over of a new spell
  48.5 Hoggard to Laxman, no run, defended
  48.6 Hoggard to Laxman, no run, outside the off, defended

End of over 49 (maiden) India 169/5 (399 more runs req)
MJ Hoggard 11-4-37-2 - Pavilion End
A Ratra 0* (3b) VVS Laxman 6* (25b 1x4)

  49.1 Giles to Ratra, no run, pushed to mid-on
  49.2 Giles to Ratra, no run, forward in defence
  49.3 Giles to Ratra, one run, pitched outside the line of leg, loud
        appeal for leg before, not out, no further signal for a leg bye
        either
  49.4 Giles to Laxman, no run, forward in defence.
  49.5 Giles to Laxman, no run, tossed up a bit, forward and drives to
        mid-off
  49.6 Giles to Laxman, no run, well tossed up, down the track and tries
        to hammer it, driven straight to mid-on

End of over 50 (1 run) India 170/5 (398 more runs req)
AF Giles 8-1-21-1 - Nursery End
A Ratra 1* (6b) VVS Laxman 6* (28b 1x4)

  50.1 Hoggard to Ratra, no run, on target, defended
  50.2 Hoggard to Ratra, no run, just outside the off, left alone
  50.3 Hoggard to Ratra, no run, extra bounce troubles Ratra, trying to
        leave it alone, hits the arm and through to Stewart
  50.4 Hoggard to Ratra, no run, getting the ball to swing in, played to
        forward short leg
  50.5 Hoggard to Ratra, OUT: Got'm! What a catch by Butcher at gully!
        Diving to his left and getting both the hands to it, Ratra trying
        to flick a delivery, which was swinging away, the bat was turning
        - perhaps kissed the otherside of the bat, flew towards gully.

       India 170/6, Partnership of 5
       A Ratra  c Butcher b Hoggard  1 (11b 0x4 0x6)
       VVS Laxman 6* (28b 1x4) MJ Hoggard 11.5-4-37-3

       Agarkar is the new batsman
  50.6 Hoggard to Agarkar, no run, played to forward short leg

End of over 51 (maiden) India 170/6 (398 more runs req)
MJ Hoggard 12-5-37-3 - Pavilion End
VVS Laxman 6* (28b 1x4) AB Agarkar 0* (1b)

  51.1 Giles to Laxman, one run, loud shouts of catch it! The oohs and
        aahs from the crowd as Butcher fails to grab it at silly point
  51.2 Giles to Agarkar, no run
  51.3 Giles to Agarkar, one run
  51.4 Giles to Laxman, two runs
  51.5 Giles to Laxman, no run
  51.6 Giles to Laxman, no run

End of over 52 (4 runs) India 174/6 (394 more runs req)
AF Giles 9-1-25-1 - Nursery End
AB Agarkar 1* (3b) VVS Laxman 9* (32b 1x4)

  52.1 Hoggard to Agarkar, no run, inswinger, played to forward short leg
  52.2 Hoggard to Agarkar, FOUR, another inswinger, tucked around the
        corner for four, no fielder at fine leg
  52.3 Hoggard to Agarkar, no run, again swings back in, inside edge onto
        the pads
  52.4 Hoggard to Agarkar, no run, swinging back in, played to mid-on
  52.5 Hoggard to Agarkar, no run, well outside the off, left alone
  52.6 Hoggard to Agarkar, no run, sharp delivery, takes the splice of the
        bat and goes down to gully

End of over 53 (4 runs) India 178/6 (390 more runs req)
MJ Hoggard 13-5-41-3 - Pavilion End
VVS Laxman 9* (32b 1x4) AB Agarkar 5* (9b 1x4)

  53.1 Giles to Laxman, three runs, driven through extra cover, wonderful
        effort by Freddie - first to chase it down and then to slide and
        make a brilliant stop at the extra cover fence
  53.2 Giles to Agarkar, no run, forward in defence
  53.3 Giles to Agarkar, no run, forward in defence
  53.4 Giles to Agarkar, no run, forward in defence
  53.5 Giles to Agarkar, no run, loud appeal for lbw, pitching outside the
        line of leg
  53.6 Giles to Agarkar, no run, pitched outside the leg, turning in,
        takes the pad and then the bat, falls short of silly point

End of over 54 (3 runs) India 181/6 (387 more runs req)
AF Giles 10-1-28-1 - Nursery End
VVS Laxman 12* (33b 1x4) AB Agarkar 5* (14b 1x4)

  54.1 Hoggard to Laxman, no run, back of a length, just about on the off,
        Laxman searching for it, played down to gully
  54.2 Hoggard to Laxman, no run, from outside the off, flicks it towards
        mid-on
  54.3 Hoggard to Laxman, no run, bouncer, ducks under it
  54.4 Hoggard to Laxman, no run, bouncer, ducks under it again
  54.5 Hoggard to Laxman, no run, angling in, defended
  54.6 Hoggard to Laxman, FOUR, wide outside the off, put away through
        cover point for four, cracking shot!

End of over 55 (4 runs) India 185/6 (383 more runs req)
MJ Hoggard 14-5-45-3 - Pavilion End
AB Agarkar 5* (14b 1x4) VVS Laxman 16* (39b 2x4)

       Take a look at this picture - snapped by CricInfo's Paul McGregor -
        Tendulkar bowled by Hoggard:
        http://www.cricinfo.com/perl/picture.cgi/037919
  55.1 Giles to Agarkar, no run, bat and pad close together in defence
  55.2 Giles to Agarkar, no run, left alone outside the off
  55.3 Giles to Agarkar, no run, forward in defence
  55.4 Giles to Agarkar, no run, turning away, Agarkar goes for the cut,
        beaten!
  55.5 Giles to Agarkar, no run
  55.6 Giles to Agarkar, no run

End of over 56 (maiden) India 185/6 (383 more runs req)
AF Giles 11-2-28-1 - Nursery End
VVS Laxman 16* (39b 2x4) AB Agarkar 5* (20b 1x4)

       Bowling change: Vaughan
  56.1 Vaughan to Laxman, two runs, long hop, pulled away
  56.2 Vaughan to Laxman, one run, forced away through covers
  56.3 Vaughan to Agarkar, no run
  56.4 Vaughan to Agarkar, no run, short, turning a bit too much, hit on
        the pads as Agarkar plays all over it, tryign to heave it over
        mid-wicket, loud shout for lbw, not out
  56.5 Vaughan to Agarkar, one run, driven to deep mid-on
  56.6 Vaughan to Laxman, no run, pushed in defence to the on side

End of over 57 (4 runs) India 189/6 (379 more runs req)
MP Vaughan 4-1-7-1 - Pavilion End
AB Agarkar 6* (23b 1x4) VVS Laxman 19* (42b 2x4)

  57.1 Giles to Agarkar, no run, played back to the bowler
  57.2 Giles to Agarkar, no run, turning away, left alone
  57.3 Giles to Agarkar, no run, fired down the leg side
  57.4 Giles to Agarkar, no run, forward in defence
  57.5 Giles to Agarkar, no run, forward in defence
       A slip, gully, silly point, silly mid-off and a forward short leg
  57.6 Giles to Agarkar, no run, bat and pad close together in defence as
        Giles bowls around the wicket.

End of over 58 (maiden) India 189/6 (379 more runs req)
AF Giles 12-3-28-1 - Nursery End
VVS Laxman 19* (42b 2x4) AB Agarkar 6* (29b 1x4)

       That is that for Vaughan, more firepower - Jones
  58.1 Jones to Laxman, three runs, fires it in full, times the punch down
        the ground well, gets three runs as Jones fails to field on his
        follow through
  58.2 Jones to Agarkar, no run, defended
  58.3 Jones to Agarkar, no run, fast delivery, outside the off, pushed
        square, goes to one of those two gully fielders
  58.4 Jones to Agarkar, no run, opens the face of the bat and runs it
        down to gully
  58.5 Jones to Agarkar, no run, beaten by pace, outside the off
  58.6 Jones to Agarkar, no run, another top delivery, outside the of,
        Agarkar fishes at it, gets nothing on the bat, through to the
        keeper

End of over 59 (3 runs) India 192/6 (376 more runs req)
SP Jones 10-0-30-1 - Pavilion End
VVS Laxman 22* (43b 2x4) AB Agarkar 6* (34b 1x4)

Match State: Drinks

       9 more overs remain in the day, we have gone past the scheduled
        close of play
       Giles to continue
  59.1 Giles to Laxman, FOUR, tossed up, driven inside-out, wide of extra
        cover, sweetly timed for four
  59.2 Giles to Laxman, two runs, goos use of those magic wrists of his,
        whipped away through mid-wicket, Jones cleans it up
  59.3 Giles to Laxman, FOUR, and again, whipped away through mid-wicket
        for four, playing against the spin, lovely shot
  59.4 Giles to Laxman, two runs, big turn, opens the face of the bat and
        runs it down towards third-man, Thorpe goes chasing after it
  59.5 Giles to Laxman, one run, down the track and pushed wide of mid-on
  59.6 Giles to Agarkar, no run, tossed up, driven to mid-off

End of over 60 (13 runs) India 205/6 (363 more runs req)
AF Giles 13-3-41-1 - Nursery End
VVS Laxman 35* (48b 4x4) AB Agarkar 6* (35b 1x4)

       Laxman might have a case here - for a promotion in the batting
        order. But, then, there is hardly any pressure at this state,
        India have almost lost it all
       Jones to continue
  60.1 Jones to Laxman, no run, goes for the pull, mistimes the shot
        completely
  60.2 Jones to Laxman, legbye: one run, fast delivery, tries to flick,
        beaten, hit on the pad, leg bye taken
  60.3 Jones to Agarkar, FOUR, smack! width outside the off, Agarkar plays
        a cracking shot to the deep backward point fence for four, good
        shot
       Agarkar doing a very good job here, have now faced 36 balls, one
        more than what Tendulkar did
  60.4 Jones to Agarkar, wide: no run, too wide outside the off, goes
        chasing at it, beaten, called a wide
  60.4 Jones to Agarkar, no run, bouncer, sways away
  60.5 Jones to Agarkar, three runs, full and on the off, gets enough wood
        on it, Hoggard has to run towards long off to retreive it
  60.6 Jones to Laxman, no run, short, outside the off, sways away from it

End of over 61 (9 runs) India 214/6 (354 more runs req)
SP Jones 11-0-38-1 (1w) - Pavilion End
AB Agarkar 13* (38b 2x4) VVS Laxman 35* (51b 4x4)

       It is about time that Hussain gave the ball to Flintoff
       And yes, that is what precisely Hussain does.
  61.1 Flintoff to Agarkar, no run, fired down the leg
  61.2 Flintoff to Agarkar, FOUR, full, on the off, punched down the
        ground, through mid-off, well timed too, four!
  61.3 Flintoff to Agarkar, no run, slower ball, played back to the bowler
  61.4 Flintoff to Agarkar, FOUR, another four! This time hits the ball on
        the rise, cracking off drive for four!
  61.5 Flintoff to Agarkar, FOUR, and again, Freddie taken for runs,
        punched down the ground, through the V, through mid-on that is,
        four more!
  61.6 Flintoff to Agarkar, two runs, leans forward and drives through
        covers for a couple of runs, 14 runs off the over! Agarkar would
        be pleased - he is scoring those!

End of over 62 (14 runs) India 228/6 (340 more runs req)
A Flintoff 11-2-59-0 (2nb) - Nursery End
VVS Laxman 35* (51b 4x4) AB Agarkar 27* (44b 5x4)

       Change of ends for Giles
  62.1 Giles to Laxman, no run, tossed up, pushed to mid-off
  62.2 Giles to Laxman, no run, forward in defence
  62.3 Giles to Laxman, no run, trying to run it down to third-man, did
        not get enough bat on it
  62.4 Giles to Laxman, no run, big shout for bat-pad catch at silly
        point, umpire Koertzen shakes his head quite vigorously to say not
        out
  62.5 Giles to Laxman, no run, played back down the track
  62.6 Giles to Laxman, no run, comes down the track and pushes the ball
        to the on side

End of over 63 (maiden) India 228/6 (340 more runs req)
AF Giles 14-4-41-1 - Pavilion End
AB Agarkar 27* (44b 5x4) VVS Laxman 35* (57b 4x4)

       Freddie continues after having conceded 14 runs to Agarkar in his
        previous over
  63.1 Flintoff to Agarkar, no run, short, outside the off, beaten
  63.2 Flintoff to Agarkar, no run, back of a length, just outside the
        off, pushed to covers
  63.3 Flintoff to Agarkar, one run, tucked around the corner to Jones at
        long leg
  63.4 Flintoff to Laxman, one run, outside the off, eased through covers
        for a single
  63.5 Flintoff to Agarkar, no run, outside the off, left alone
  63.6 Flintoff to Agarkar, no run, just outside the off, pushed to mid-
        off

End of over 64 (2 runs) India 230/6 (338 more runs req)
A Flintoff 12-2-61-0 (2nb) - Nursery End
VVS Laxman 36* (58b 4x4) AB Agarkar 28* (49b 5x4)

  64.1 Giles to Laxman, no run, forward in defence
  64.2 Giles to Laxman, one run, sashays down the track and drives it to
        long off  for a single
  64.3 Giles to Agarkar, no run, bowling around the wicket, loud shout for
        bat-pad catch, a firm not out from Koertzen
  64.4 Giles to Agarkar, no run, defended
  64.5 Giles to Agarkar, no run, bat and pad close together in defence
  64.6 Giles to Agarkar, no run, allows the ball to hit the pad

End of over 65 (1 run) India 231/6 (337 more runs req)
AF Giles 15-4-42-1 - Pavilion End
VVS Laxman 37* (60b 4x4) AB Agarkar 28* (53b 5x4)

  65.1 Flintoff to Laxman, no run, outside the off, left alone
  65.2 Flintoff to Laxman, no run, terrible shot, a very loose one that
        too, beaten outside the off
  65.3 Flintoff to Laxman, one run, eased through covers
  65.4 Flintoff to Agarkar, no run, fires it in full, played to mid-on
  65.5 Flintoff to Agarkar, no run, big bouncer, Agarkar ducks under
  65.6 Flintoff to Agarkar, no run, gets right behind the line and defends

End of over 66 (1 run) India 232/6 (336 more runs req)
A Flintoff 13-2-62-0 (2nb) - Nursery End
VVS Laxman 38* (63b 4x4) AB Agarkar 28* (56b 5x4)

  66.1 Giles to Laxman, no run, bowling around the wicket, tossed up,
        turning away, plays a loose shot again, beaten
  66.2 Giles to Laxman, no run, flat and quick down the leg side, must
        have taken the pad, loud shout for caught behind, not out
  66.3 Giles to Laxman, no run, tossed up, forward in defence
  66.4 Giles to Laxman, no run, tossed up, forward in defence
  66.5 Giles to Laxman, no run, drifting in to the batsman, defended
  66.6 Giles to Laxman, no run, turning away, extra bounce too, left alone

End of over 67 (maiden) India 232/6 (336 more runs req)
AF Giles 16-5-42-1 - Pavilion End
AB Agarkar 28* (56b 5x4) VVS Laxman 38* (69b 4x4)

  67.1 Vaughan to Agarkar, no run
  67.2 Vaughan to Agarkar, no run
  67.3 Vaughan to Agarkar, no run, defended again
  67.4 Vaughan to Agarkar, no run, turning in, pushed to the on side in
        defence
       This is the highest for the 7th wicket partnership for India at
        Lord's, beating the previous best of 57 by AH Kardar and RS Modi
        in 1946
  67.5 Vaughan to Agarkar, no run, leans forward and defends
  67.6 Vaughan to Agarkar, no run, tossed up, bat and pad close together
        in defence

End of over 68 (maiden) India 232/6 (336 more runs req)
MP Vaughan 5-2-7-1 - Nursery End
VVS Laxman 38* (69b 4x4) AB Agarkar 28* (62b 5x4)

       And that is stumps on day-4, with india on 232/6 in their second
        innings
       England started the day on their overnight score of 184/3
       They went on to declare at 301/6 with both Vaughan and Crawley
        getting to their hundred.
       Aelc Stewart played a little cameo  - 33 off 39 balls to speeden
        things up a bit
       India were set a target of 568 runs to win this Test match, which
        was always going to be impossible.
       India got off to a shaky start, Jaffer was dropped at backward
        point by Giles in the first over bowled by Hoggard.
       Soon after the luncheon break - Sehwag was dropped by Hussain at
        third slip.
       The openers went about scoring runs freely, at a rate of above five
        runs an over.
       Sehwag (27) was the first man to be dismissed, cleaned up by a fast
        delivery from Simon Jones. Sehwag was a bit late to deal with that
        quick one and saw his off stump cartwheel.
       Jaffer went to make his fifty and was foxed by a straighter one
        from Vaughan, to be caught at slip by Hussain
       Tendulkar joined Dravid in the middle with India 110-2, all was not
        lost - and the two experienced campaigners had to play a long long
        innings to save the match for India
       Well, that was not to be, 40 runs later this happened:
        http://www.cricinfo.com/perl/picture.cgi/037919
       Matthew Hoggard brought in for a new spell, sneaked one through the
        defence of the master batsman. Tendulkar was bowled for just 12,
        and his best Test score at Lord's remains to be 31.
       There was more disaster waiting to happen, off the very next ball,
        Ganguly was adjudged legbefore for a golden duck, the Indian
        skipper could count himself very unlucky as the ball clearly
        pitched outside the line of leg.
       Suddenly India were 140/4
       Dravid in the meanwhile looked very positive, solid as a rock and
        yet scoring runs a bit freely than usual.
       It was another bowling change that did the trick for Hussain,
        Dravid (63) turned back in dismay to see his castle shattered,
        bottom-edging a square cut off Giles
       Ratra looks a bit lost at this level, earlier in the day he pouched
        a ball, that could have gone on and bowled Stewart. With the bat,
        he did not make an impression, made one run - courtesy of a leg
        bye not called by the umpire
       Hoggard, easily the best of the English bowlers, claimed Ratra's
        wicket, caught superbly by Butcher at gully
       Once again, Laxman was running out of partners.
       Ajit Agarkar can bat, but has not done anything remarkable in the
        12 test matches he has played so far. A Test average of about 7
        going into bat, currently it is 9.11, said a lot about his
        application.
       But, today Agarkar showed some character, hanging around with
        Laxman and ensuring that the Test match went into the final day.
       He even punished Freddie for 14 runs in an over, which included
        three boundaries.
       At close of play Laxman is unbeaten on 38 and Agarkar is on 28.
       Hoggard once again was the pick of the bowlers - with the figures
        of 3/45
       Well, only rain can save India from a Test defeat - and that
        posibility looks very remote.
       Having said that, one can expect Agarkar and Laxman to put up a
        fight tomorrow. England needs to mop up the tail and go 1-0 in the
        series.
       Do join us tomorrow at 1000 Hrs GMT, 1530 Hrs IST.
       Cheers!

Match State: Stumps - Day 4

       Good Morning!
       Welcome to Lord's for the final day of the first npower Test match
        between England and India.
       It is another sunny morning with clear blue skies here in London.
       There is not much of wear and tear to the track - it still looks a
        good one to bat on.
       India will resume on their overnight score of 232/6, Laxman is 38
        not out and Agarkar is 28 not out
       India still trail by 335 runs - and the only task ahead of them
        would be to save this Test match by batting through for 90 overs.
       All England require to do is to pick up the remaining four wickets.
        They are very much in the driver's seat.
       The umpires and players are in the middle
       We are all set for the start. It is going to be Simon Jones to bowl
        to Laxman
  68.1 Jones to Laxman, no run, fired down the leg side, through to
        Stewart
  68.2 Jones to Laxman, no run, short of a length, outside the off,
        defended
  68.3 Jones to Laxman, no run, low full toss, Laxman pushes it firmly to
        mid-off
  68.4 Jones to Laxman, no run, fires it in full, on leg and middle,
        played to Crawley at mid-wicket
  68.5 Jones to Laxman, no run, fires this one full, Laxman pushes in
        defence, back down the track
  68.6 Jones to Laxman, no run, just back of a length, Laxman surprised by
        the extra bounce, takes the glove and falls well short of second
        slip.

End of over 69 (maiden) India 232/6 (336 more runs req)
SP Jones 12-1-38-1 (1w) - Pavilion End
AB Agarkar 28* (62b 5x4) VVS Laxman 38* (75b 4x4)

       Giles to bowl
  69.1 Giles to Agarkar, no run
  69.2 Giles to Agarkar, no run
  69.3 Giles to Agarkar, three runs, outside the leg, tucked around the
        corner
  69.4 Giles to Laxman, no run, tossed up, outside the off, leans forward
        and defends
  69.5 Giles to Laxman, no run, gives this one a lot of air, pitched on
        the rough  - just outside the leg, Laxman trying to whip it
        through the leg side, beaten, hit on the pad
  69.6 Giles to Laxman, one run, played behind square leg

End of over 70 (4 runs) India 236/6 (332 more runs req)
AF Giles 17-5-46-1 - Nursery End
VVS Laxman 39* (78b 4x4) AB Agarkar 31* (65b 5x4)

       Jones to continue
  70.1 Jones to Laxman, no run
  70.2 Jones to Laxman, no run
  70.3 Jones to Laxman, two runs, on middle and leg, eased away through
        the on side, through mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
  70.4 Jones to Laxman, two runs, punched away, past mid-off, takes two
        more runs.
  70.5 Jones to Laxman, no run, short in length, angling in, gives himself
        a lot of room and plays it down to gully
  70.6 Jones to Laxman, no run, bouncer, ducks under it

End of over 71 (4 runs) India 240/6 (328 more runs req)
SP Jones 13-1-42-1 (1w) - Pavilion End
AB Agarkar 31* (65b 5x4) VVS Laxman 43* (84b 4x4)

  71.1 Giles to Agarkar, no run, flighted delivery, bat and pad close
        together in defence
  71.2 Giles to Agarkar, no run, tossed up, outside the off, leans forward
        and defends
       Two slips, a gully, silly point and a forward short leg - close to
        the batsman
  71.3 Giles to Agarkar, no run, quicker delivery, defended
  71.4 Giles to Agarkar, no run, leans forward and defends
  71.5 Giles to Agarkar, no run, well flighted delivery, on leg and
        middle, slow turn, defends
  71.6 Giles to Agarkar, no run, pushes forward to the flighted delivery,
        off the pad goes to silly point

End of over 72 (maiden) India 240/6 (328 more runs req)
AF Giles 18-6-46-1 - Nursery End
VVS Laxman 43* (84b 4x4) AB Agarkar 31* (71b 5x4)

       Bowling change: Craig White
  72.1 White to Laxman, (noball) no run
  72.1 White to Laxman, two runs, slightly short, outside the off, played
        behind point, ball racing away to the fence, fancy soccer skills
        by Vaughan at the fence, saves a certain four, Laxman gets a
        couple of runs
  72.2 White to Laxman, one run, eased away through the leg side for a
        single
  72.3 White to Agarkar, no run
  72.4 White to Agarkar, three runs, punched through covers, good firm
        contact with the ball too, Agarkar moves to 34
  72.5 White to Laxman, one run, angling in to the batsman, whipped away
        through mid-wicket
  72.6 White to Agarkar, (noball) no run
  72.6 White to Agarkar, no run

End of over 73 (9 runs) India 249/6 (319 more runs req)
C White 10-1-41-0 (3nb) - Pavilion End
VVS Laxman 47* (88b 4x4) AB Agarkar 34* (75b 5x4)

  73.1 Giles to Laxman, FOUR, drops it short, outside the line of leg,
        slow turn in, Laxman has all the time int he world to rock back
        and swing it through mid-wicket for four, brings up his fifty!
  73.2 Giles to Laxman, no run, forward in defence
  73.3 Giles to Laxman, no run, bowling around the wicket, outside the
        off, pushed firmly to extra cover, good fielding by White
  73.4 Giles to Laxman, no run, forward in defence
  73.5 Giles to Laxman, no run, tosses this one up, driven back down the
        track, Giles fields
  73.6 Giles to Laxman, no run, darting in with the arm, hit onthe front
        pad

End of over 74 (4 runs) India 253/6 (315 more runs req)
AF Giles 19-6-50-1 - Nursery End
AB Agarkar 34* (75b 5x4) VVS Laxman 51* (94b 5x4)

       We are just six overs away from the second new ball, Hussain
        holding back Hoggard and Flintoff
  74.1 White to Agarkar, no run, reverse swing! Agarkar pushes forward,
        gets an inside edge, almost went through to hit the stumps
  74.2 White to Agarkar, no run, defended
  74.3 White to Agarkar, no run, well up to the batsman, just outside the
        off, pushed to mid-off
  74.4 White to Agarkar, no run, bowling around the wicket, big bouncer!
        Ducks under it
  74.5 White to Agarkar, no run, fast delivery, angling away from the
        batsman, Agarkar slashes, very poor shot, beaten
  74.6 White to Agarkar, no run, hit on the pads, Agarkar caught right in
        front of the stumps, ball pitched outside the line of leg, not out

End of over 75 (maiden) India 253/6 (315 more runs req)
C White 11-2-41-0 (3nb) - Pavilion End
VVS Laxman 51* (94b 5x4) AB Agarkar 34* (81b 5x4)

  75.1 Giles to Laxman, one run, bowling around the wicket, pushed through
        covers
  75.2 Giles to Agarkar, no run, well tossed up, pushed to mid-on
  75.3 Giles to Agarkar, no run, well flighted delivery, forward in
        defence
  75.4 Giles to Agarkar, no run, darting in with the arm, bat and pad
        close together in defence
  75.5 Giles to Agarkar, no run, quick delivery, on leg and middle,
        defended
  75.6 Giles to Agarkar, no run, flat and quick, darting in, defended

End of over 76 (1 run) India 254/6 (314 more runs req)
AF Giles 20-6-51-1 - Nursery End
VVS Laxman 52* (95b 5x4) AB Agarkar 34* (86b 5x4)

  76.1 White to Laxman, one run, bowling around the wicket, tucked forward
        of square for a single
  76.2 White to Agarkar, FOUR, short, angling away, cut down to the third-
        man fence for four, played it very late, good use of the wrists to
        keep it down too
  76.3 White to Agarkar, no run
  76.4 White to Agarkar, no run, outside the off, defended
  76.5 White to Agarkar, no run
  76.6 White to Agarkar, no run, outside the off, played down to gully

End of over 77 (5 runs) India 259/6 (309 more runs req)
C White 12-2-46-0 (3nb) - Pavilion End
VVS Laxman 53* (96b 5x4) AB Agarkar 38* (91b 6x4)

  77.1 Giles to Laxman, one run, well tossed up, down the track and drives
        to long on, takes a single off the first ball of an over for the
        third time in three overs
  77.2 Giles to Agarkar, FOUR, Smack! Glorious straight drive for four,
        takes him to 42, beating his previous bestscore in Test cricket -
        unbeaten 41 against South Africa at Mumbai in his debut match
  77.3 Giles to Agarkar, no run, pushed firmly to mid-on
  77.4 Giles to Agarkar, no run, outside the off, firm shot, hits Vaughan
        at silly point
  77.5 Giles to Agarkar, no run
  77.6 Giles to Agarkar, no run, forward in defence

End of over 78 (5 runs) India 264/6 (304 more runs req)
AF Giles 21-6-56-1 - Nursery End
VVS Laxman 54* (97b 5x4) AB Agarkar 42* (96b 7x4)

       Bowling change: Vaughan
  78.1 Vaughan to Laxman, one run, whipped away through square leg for a
        single, Laxman does it again off the first ball of an over - this
        is the fourth time
  78.2 Vaughan to Agarkar, no run, forward in defence
  78.3 Vaughan to Agarkar, no run, defended
  78.4 Vaughan to Agarkar, FOUR, this is a free hit for Agarkar, right in
        the slot, down on one knee and swings it over mid-wicket, four!
  78.5 Vaughan to Agarkar, no run, quick and flat, pushed to mid-on
  78.6 Vaughan to Agarkar, no run, gets right behind the line and defends

End of over 79 (5 runs) India 269/6 (299 more runs req)
MP Vaughan 6-2-12-1 - Pavilion End
VVS Laxman 55* (98b 5x4) AB Agarkar 46* (101b 8x4)

  79.1 Giles to Laxman, no run, Giles bowling the 80th over, outside the
        off, pushed in defence
  79.2 Giles to Laxman, FOUR, 100 runs partnership comes up, Laxman smacks
        this high and handsome, lofted straight drive for four
  79.3 Giles to Laxman, no run
  79.4 Giles to Laxman, no run, down the track and a firm blow, Giles does
        well to field that
  79.5 Giles to Laxman, no run, angling in with the arm, forward in
        defence
  79.6 Giles to Laxman, one run, long hop, pulls it, musthave been a four,
        Crawley does well to get a hand to it, just the single

End of over 80 (5 runs) India 274/6 (294 more runs req)
AF Giles 22-6-61-1 - Nursery End
VVS Laxman 60* (104b 6x4) AB Agarkar 46* (101b 8x4)

       Well, eighty overs have been bowled, Hussain goes for the new ball
       It is going to be Matthew Hoggard
  80.1 Hoggard to Laxman, no run, extra pace, bounce and movement straight
        away, outside the off, left alone
       Four slips and a gully
  80.2 Hoggard to Laxman, no run, A Snorter! Laxman can't do much about
        it, hits the glove and pops up in the air, and as was the case
        yesterday, Giles a bit late to get under it, Laxman lucky to
        survive
  80.3 Hoggard to Laxman, no run, big outswinger, left alone
       Giles is the man at gully
  80.4 Hoggard to Laxman, no run, short of a length, right at the batsman,
        defended
  80.5 Hoggard to Laxman, no run, this is a big big outswinger, moved away
        a long way.
       Three slips and two gullies now
  80.6 Hoggard to Laxman, no run, another outswinger, started from outside
        the off, left alone

End of over 81 (maiden) India 274/6 (294 more runs req)
MJ Hoggard 15-6-45-3 - Pavilion End
AB Agarkar 46* (101b 8x4) VVS Laxman 60* (110b 6x4)

       Andrew Flintoff to share the new ball
  81.1 Flintoff to Agarkar, no run, well up to the batsman, pushed to mid-
        off, Jones is the fielder
  81.2 Flintoff to Agarkar, no run, fast, angling down the leg side,
        Agarkar tries to play it down to fine leg, through to the keeper
       Three slips, two gullies and a forward short leg
  81.3 Flintoff to Agarkar, no run, too good a delivery for Agarkar, fast
        and outside the off, beaten!
  81.4 Flintoff to Agarkar, three runs, wafts at a wide outswinger, ends
        up lofting it over covers, more of the bottom of the bat, gets
        three runs and one short of the maiden fifty
  81.5 Flintoff to Laxman, no run, outside the off, played to gully, Giles
        does well to stop it, smart fielding
  81.6 Flintoff to Laxman, FOUR, gives himself a lot of room, carves this
        one through covers, misfielded too, four!

End of over 82 (7 runs) India 281/6 (287 more runs req)
A Flintoff 14-2-69-0 (2nb) - Nursery End
AB Agarkar 49* (105b 8x4) VVS Laxman 64* (112b 7x4)

  82.1 Hoggard to Agarkar, no run, beaten by a wonderful outswinger
  82.2 Hoggard to Agarkar, no run, stands tall and defends
  82.3 Hoggard to Agarkar, FOUR, Maiden Test fifty for Agarkar, times the
        square drive off the back foot to perfection, played through cover
        point for four!
  82.4 Hoggard to Agarkar, no run, excellent outswinger, left alone
  82.5 Hoggard to Agarkar, no run, oooh! Plays at this outswinger, away
        from his body, played on the rise, ball goes in the air and falls
        well short of backward point
  82.6 Hoggard to Agarkar, no run, another outswinger, Agarkar squared up
        completely, thick outside edge, ball goes towards gully - all
        along the ground.

End of over 83 (4 runs) India 285/6 (283 more runs req)
MJ Hoggard 16-6-49-3 - Pavilion End
VVS Laxman 64* (112b 7x4) AB Agarkar 53* (111b 9x4)

  83.1 Flintoff to Laxman, no run, gets right behind the line and defends
  83.2 Flintoff to Laxman, two runs, outside the off, whipped away through
        mid-wicket
  83.3 Flintoff to Laxman, wide: no run, too wide outside the off, does
        not stop Laxman from fishing at it, beaten, called a wide
  83.3 Flintoff to Laxman, no run, just outside the off, gets right behind
        the line and defends
  83.4 Flintoff to Laxman, FOUR, driven through covers, off his back foot
        that is, sweetly timed and perfectly placed, four runs all the
        way, Laxman at his very best.
  83.5 Flintoff to Laxman, no run, tries to whip it through mid-wicket,
        caught in a tangle, hit on the pad, ball rolls on close to the leg
        stump, no damage done
  83.6 Flintoff to Laxman, no run, just outside the off, gets right behind
        the line and defends.

End of over 84 (7 runs) India 292/6 (276 more runs req)
A Flintoff 15-2-76-0 (1w 2nb) - Nursery End
AB Agarkar 53* (111b 9x4) VVS Laxman 70* (118b 8x4)

Match State: Drinks

  84.1 Hoggard to Agarkar, no run, it is the swing that Hoggard uses so
        well, Agarkar squared up, fends it down
  84.2 Hoggard to Agarkar, no run, angling way down the leg side
  84.3 Hoggard to Agarkar, no run, well up to the batsman, swings away in
        the air, Agarkar has to reach out for it, plays to backward point
  84.4 Hoggard to Agarkar, no run, slips in the inswinger, Agarkar very
        watchful, defended
  84.5 Hoggard to Agarkar, no run, beautiful outswinger, Hoggard must be
        the best exponent of this particular delivery in contemporary
        cricket, beaten!
  84.6 Hoggard to Agarkar, no run, gets right behind the line and defends

End of over 85 (maiden) India 292/6 (276 more runs req)
MJ Hoggard 17-7-49-3 - Pavilion End
VVS Laxman 70* (118b 8x4) AB Agarkar 53* (117b 9x4)

       Jones to replace Flintoff
  85.1 Jones to Laxman, FOUR, Shot! Glorious off drive, just leans into
        it, a laidback shot, sheer timing and all class - four!
  85.2 Jones to Laxman, OUT: Got'm! Another fast delivery, outside the
        off, Laxman has a waft at it, ball goes in the air and straight
        into the hands of Vaughan at backward point!

       India 296/7, Partnership of 126
       VVS Laxman  c Vaughan b Jones  74 (120b 9x4 0x6)
       AB Agarkar 53* (117b 9x4) SP Jones 13.2-1-46-2 (1w)

       The new batsman is Kumble
  85.3 Jones to Kumble, FOUR, bangs it in short, fast delivery, Kumble
        squared up, thick outside edge, flies past a diving fielder at
        gully, down to third-man for four
  85.4 Jones to Kumble, no run, back of a length, outside the off, sails
        through to Stewart
  85.5 Jones to Kumble, no run, right at the batsman, fended down to
        forward short leg
  85.6 Jones to Kumble, no run, this is much better bowling, back of a
        length, rising delivery, right at the batsman, Kumble does well to
        fend it down safely

End of over 86 (8 runs) India 300/7 (268 more runs req)
SP Jones 14-1-50-2 (1w) - Nursery End
AB Agarkar 53* (117b 9x4) A Kumble 4* (4b 1x4)

       Hoggard to continue
  86.1 Hoggard to Agarkar, no run, defended
       Three slips, two gullies and a forward short leg
  86.2 Hoggard to Agarkar, no run, back of a length, on middle and off,
        defended
  86.3 Hoggard to Agarkar, FOUR, drops it in short, outside the off,
        Agarkar plays with soft hands, plays it wide of gully, down to
        square third-man fence for four
  86.4 Hoggard to Agarkar, no run, outside the off, goes forward and
        presents the full face of the bat in defence
  86.5 Hoggard to Agarkar, one run, tucked around the corner, takes a
        single
  86.6 Hoggard to Kumble, no run, oooh! A beauty! perfect outswinger, a
        bit too good for the likes of Kumble, plays and misses.

End of over 87 (5 runs) India 305/7 (263 more runs req)
MJ Hoggard 18-7-54-3 - Pavilion End
AB Agarkar 58* (122b 10x4) A Kumble 4* (5b 1x4)

  87.1 Jones to Agarkar, (noball) no run
  87.1 Jones to Agarkar, one run, pushed in defence to the on side and
        takes a single
  87.2 Jones to Kumble, no run, not at full pace, Jones is having a few
        problems with some injury, full in length, defended
  87.3 Jones to Kumble, no run, outside the off, played to gully
  87.4 Jones to Kumble, no run, bangs it in too short, Kumble ducks under
        it
  87.5 Jones to Kumble, FOUR, angling down the leg, nobody at fine leg
        fence, tucked around the corner for four
  87.6 Jones to Kumble, no run, outside the off, Kumble takes a step
        towards square, pushed to covers

End of over 88 (6 runs) India 311/7 (257 more runs req)
SP Jones 15-1-56-2 (1w 1nb) - Nursery End
AB Agarkar 59* (124b 10x4) A Kumble 8* (10b 2x4)

  88.1 Hoggard to Agarkar, no run, bouncer! ducks under
  88.2 Hoggard to Agarkar, no run, outside the off, played to backward
        point
  88.3 Hoggard to Agarkar, no run, short of a length, fired down the leg
        side
  88.4 Hoggard to Agarkar, no run, defended
  88.5 Hoggard to Agarkar, one run, played down to long leg
  88.6 Hoggard to Kumble, three runs, full in length, well dug out, no
        fielder at mid-on, easy three runs

End of over 89 (4 runs) India 315/7 (253 more runs req)
MJ Hoggard 19-7-58-3 - Pavilion End
A Kumble 11* (11b 2x4) AB Agarkar 60* (129b 10x4)

       Jones has a side-strain, White replaces him at the Nursery end
  89.1 White to Kumble, no run, beaten outside the off, Kumble slashing at
        it
  89.2 White to Kumble, FOUR, smack! Powered away through covers for four,
        nice firm shot indeed
  89.3 White to Kumble, no run, darting in to the batsman, defended
  89.4 White to Kumble, no run, pitched up, outside the off, luring Kumble
        to drive at it, pushed to covers
  89.5 White to Kumble, no run, digs it in short, outside the off, Kumble
        goes for glory, big square cut attempted, hits air, beaten!
  89.6 White to Kumble, no run, hint of outswing, excellent delivery,
        Kumble pokes at it, lucky not to get an edge

End of over 90 (4 runs) India 319/7 (249 more runs req)
C White 13-2-50-0 (3nb) - Nursery End
AB Agarkar 60* (129b 10x4) A Kumble 15* (17b 3x4)

  90.1 Hoggard to Agarkar, one run, just back of a length, angling in a
        bit, goes back and plays this one through mid-wicket, takes the
        single, exposes Kumble - who has to face the rest of the over
  90.2 Hoggard to Kumble, OUT: Hoggard! Picks up his fourth wicket,
        getting the ball to swing away from leg and middle, Kumble trying
        to play a cute little shot to the on side, gets a leading edge,
        ball pops up, Hoggard takes an easy catch, very soft dismissal
        indeed.

       India 320/8, Partnership of 24
       A Kumble  c & b Hoggard  15 (18b 3x4 0x6)
       AB Agarkar 61* (130b 10x4) MJ Hoggard 19.2-7-59-4

       The new batsman is Zaheer Khan
  90.3 Hoggard to Khan, three runs, looking for the yorker, a low full
        toss in the end, dug out through mid-on
  90.4 Hoggard to Agarkar, three runs, back of a length, outside the off,
        Agarkar slogs at this, manages to send the ball in the air towards
        deep mid-on, gets three runs
  90.5 Hoggard to Khan, FOUR, just outside the off, hint of outswing,
        thick outside edge and past gully for four
       Hussain seals that gap between the third slip and gully with a
        fourth slip fielder
  90.6 Hoggard to Khan, no run, well up to the batsman, defended

End of over 91 (11 runs) India 330/8 (238 more runs req)
MJ Hoggard 20-7-69-4 - Pavilion End
AB Agarkar 64* (131b 10x4) Z Khan 7* (3b 1x4)

  91.1 White to Agarkar, no run, bowling around the wicket, bangs it in
        short, fair amount of pace too, Agarkar slashes, beaten!
  91.2 White to Agarkar, (noball) no run, fast delivery, angling away,
        Agarkar slashes, beaten, that was clocked at about 86 miles an
        hour
  91.2 White to Agarkar, three runs, pitches it up this time, worked away
        nicely through the un-guarded mid-on area
  91.3 White to Khan, OUT: Gone! White does him with the pace and the
        extra bounce, angling away, Zaheer Khan trying to cut it, thick
        edge and through to Stewart.

       India 334/9, Partnership of 14
       Z Khan  c Stewart b White  7 (4b 1x4 0x6)
       AB Agarkar 67* (134b 10x4) C White 13.3-2-54-1 (4nb)

       Ashish Nehra is the last man in. He is on a pair...
  91.4 White to Nehra, no run, fires it in full, bowling around the
        wicket, gets good amount of bat on the defensive shot
  91.5 White to Nehra, no run, angling away, Nehra can't leave it alone,
        plays and misses
  91.6 White to Nehra, no run, puts his bat out, ball hits bat and goes
        towards gully

End of over 92 (4 runs) India 334/9 (234 more runs req)
C White 14-2-54-1 (4nb) - Nursery End
AB Agarkar 67* (134b 10x4) A Nehra 0* (3b)

       Hoggard to continue
  92.1 Hoggard to Agarkar, no run, back of a good length, right at the
        batsman, Agarkar gets right behind the line, defends
  92.2 Hoggard to Agarkar, FOUR, pitched up slightly, outside the off, hit
        on the rise, stand and deliver! Hit through mid-on for four.
  92.3 Hoggard to Agarkar, no run, slips in the quick bouncer, letting
        Agarkar know that he can't be adventurous on his front foot, ducks
        under it quickly
  92.4 Hoggard to Agarkar, two runs, back of a length, outside the off,
        slices this one in the air, over covers
  92.5 Hoggard to Agarkar, no run, back of a good length, just outside the
        off, Agarkar looking to come forward and heave, quick to pick the
        extra pace and bounce, defended
  92.6 Hoggard to Agarkar, FOUR, no need to run for those, outside the
        off, slices this one in the air and wide of backward point, four
        runs! Of all people Agarkar is the top-scorer with 77!

End of over 93 (10 runs) India 344/9 (224 more runs req)
MJ Hoggard 21-7-79-4 - Pavilion End
A Nehra 0* (3b) AB Agarkar 77* (140b 12x4)

  93.1 White to Nehra, no run, angling away, bowling around the wicket is
        White, Nehra gets his foot forward and across, defends
  93.2 White to Nehra, two runs, short, angling away again, has a wild
        heave at this, aiming for something over the mid-wicket fence,
        slices this one in the air towards third-man, more of a thick
        edge, gets a couple of runs
  93.3 White to Nehra, no run, angling away, left alone
  93.4 White to Nehra, FOUR, angling away again, Nehra gives himself room
        and carves this over covers, hit high in the air and towards the
        fence, four!
  93.5 White to Nehra, no run, slower ball much outsdie the off sutmp, and
        Nehra lets it go after thinking about having a dart at it.
  93.6 White to Nehra, no run, angled in sharply, and Nehra gets it on the
        pads, but the ball is heading down leg, so no appeals.

End of over 94 (6 runs) India 350/9 (218 more runs req)
C White 15-2-60-1 (4nb) - Nursery End
AB Agarkar 77* (140b 12x4) A Nehra 6* (9b 1x4)

       It's usually India who struggle to bowl the tail out, but Nasser
        Hussain cannot be too happy about England's situation in this
        innings.
  94.1 Hoggard to Agarkar, one run
  94.2 Hoggard to Nehra, no run, on middle stump and resolutely defended
        by Nehra.
  94.3 Hoggard to Nehra, no run, short ball, and Nehra looks to have aw
        ild pull-heave at it, but he misses completely.
  94.4 Hoggard to Nehra, no run, short outside the off, and Nehra has a
        little hop in his crease by himself, a ritual to leaving it alone,
        it appears.
  94.5 Hoggard to Nehra, no run, straighter and closer to Nehra this time,
        and although the batsman is drawn forward, the bat is tucked well
        behind the pads.
  94.6 Hoggard to Nehra, no run, sliding down leg, so even though Nehra
        gets it on the boot, there is only a mildly stifled appeal from
        behind the stumps.

End of over 95 (1 run) India 351/9 (217 more runs req)
MJ Hoggard 22-7-80-4 - Pavilion End
AB Agarkar 78* (141b 12x4) A Nehra 6* (14b 1x4)

       Giles into the wicket now.
  95.1 Giles to Agarkar, no run, Giles coming around thew ciket, and
        Agarkar defends nicely, coming forward, bat close to pad.
  95.2 Giles to Agarkar, two runs, slightly short, and Agarkar opens the
        face of the bat, gliding it just past first slip to third man for
        a brace.
  95.3 Giles to Agarkar, no run, surprising bounce there for Giles, but
        Agarkar playes it down well, with soft hands.
  95.4 Giles to Agarkar, no run, Agarkar goes for the full-blooded dreive,
        but the ball hits Butcher on the full on the shin.
  95.5 Giles to Agarkar, no run, tossed up, forward in defence.
  95.6 Giles to Agarkar, no run, forward in defence again.

End of over 96 (2 runs) India 353/9 (215 more runs req)
AF Giles 23-6-63-1 - Nursery End
A Nehra 6* (14b 1x4) AB Agarkar 80* (147b 12x4)

       And that is lunch.

Match State: Lunch - Day 5

       We will be back at 1240 Hrs GMT, 1810 Hrs IST
       Hello and welcome back to Lord's
       Play is about to start.
       All England needs is to pick the last wicket to go 1-0 in the
        series
       The umpires and players are in the middle
       It is going to be Hoggard to bowl to Nehra
  96.1 Hoggard to Nehra, no run, back of a length, rising delivery, fends
        it down neatly
  96.2 Hoggard to Nehra, one run, back of a length, outside the off, thick
        outside edge, misfielded by Giles at gully
  96.3 Hoggard to Agarkar, no run, outside the off, goes for the drive,
        fielded at backward point
  96.4 Hoggard to Agarkar, one run, just outside the off, late inswing,
        inside edge and towards mid-on
  96.5 Hoggard to Nehra, no run
  96.6 Hoggard to Nehra, no run, well up to the batsman, Nehra defends

End of over 97 (2 runs) India 355/9 (213 more runs req)
MJ Hoggard 23-7-82-4 - Pavilion End
AB Agarkar 81* (149b 12x4) A Nehra 7* (18b 1x4)

       Giles to continue from the Nursery End
  97.1 Giles to Agarkar, one run, tossed up, driven to long off for a
        single
  97.2 Giles to Nehra, no run, flat in trajectory, going down the leg with
        the arm, hit on the pad
  97.3 Giles to Nehra, no run, and again, hit on the front pad
  97.4 Giles to Nehra, no run, well tossed up, pushes forward in defence,
        hit on the toe
  97.5 Giles to Nehra, no run, flat, outside the off, pushed in defence to
        the packed off side close-in field
  97.6 Giles to Nehra, no run, well tossed up, leans forward and blocks it

End of over 98 (1 run) India 356/9 (212 more runs req)
AF Giles 24-6-64-1 - Nursery End
AB Agarkar 82* (150b 12x4) A Nehra 7* (23b 1x4)

  98.1 Hoggard to Agarkar, no run, Good afternoon Mr Agarkar! A sharp
        bouncer, Agarkar ducks under it
  98.2 Hoggard to Agarkar, no run, back of a length, just outside the off,
        pushed in defence, thought about a quick single and did not go
        through for it
  98.3 Hoggard to Agarkar, FOUR, SHOT! Agarkar picks this up, hit on the
        rise and lofted through the on side for four!
  98.4 Hoggard to Agarkar, one run, this one darts back in, pushed to mid-
        on, quick single taken, moves to 87
  98.5 Hoggard to Nehra, no run, excellent delivery, well up to the
        batsman, Nehra does extremely well to get right behind this one
        and offer the full face of bat in defence
       Nehra a bit nervous here, keeps tapping the bat on the ground
        furiously...
  98.6 Hoggard to Nehra, no run, digs this one short, wants to move inside
        the line and leave it alone, hit on the body

End of over 99 (5 runs) India 361/9 (207 more runs req)
MJ Hoggard 24-7-87-4 - Pavilion End
AB Agarkar 87* (154b 13x4) A Nehra 7* (25b 1x4)

  99.1 Giles to Agarkar, no run, well tossed up, off the front pad to
        silly point
  99.2 Giles to Agarkar, no run, bat and pad close together in defence
  99.3 Giles to Agarkar, no run, extra bounce, and turn, defended
  99.4 Giles to Agarkar, FOUR, drops this one short, slow turn away from
        the batsman, Agarkar has all the time in the world to play the cut
        short very late, plays it fine too, four runs the moment it left
        the bat
  99.5 Giles to Agarkar, no run, turn and bounce, goes for the big cut
        shot, beaten, Stewart removes the bails, appeals, Agarkar safe
        inside
  99.6 Giles to Agarkar, no run, loud shout for lbw, umpire Tiffin unmoved

End of over 100 (4 runs) India 365/9 (203 more runs req)
AF Giles 25-6-68-1 - Nursery End
A Nehra 7* (25b 1x4) AB Agarkar 91* (160b 14x4)

       Bowling change: Simon Jones
 100.1 Jones to Nehra, no run, back of a length, outside the off, defended
 100.2 Jones to Nehra, no run, full in length, not bowling at full pace,
        defended
 100.3 Jones to Nehra, legbye: one run, sliding down the leg, hit on the
        pad, leg bye
 100.4 Jones to Agarkar, one run, taps the ball in defence to point, some
        hesitation in running through for the single, Giles has a ping at
        the stumps, misses, safely home for the single
 100.5 Jones to Nehra, no run, outside the off, left alone
 100.6 Jones to Nehra, no run, too close to the off stump, too close to
        the outside edge, through to the keeper

End of over 101 (2 runs) India 367/9 (201 more runs req)
SP Jones 16-1-57-2 (1w 1nb) - Pavilion End
AB Agarkar 92* (161b 14x4) A Nehra 7* (30b 1x4)

 101.1 Giles to Agarkar, no run, driven down the ground to long off, does
        not take the run
 101.2 Giles to Agarkar, no run, bowling over the wicket, pitched outside
        the line of leg, hit on the pad
 101.3 Giles to Agarkar, two runs, outside the leg, swept around the
        corner, Jones does well to prevent the four
 101.4 Giles to Agarkar, no run, bat and pad close together in defence
 101.5 Giles to Agarkar, one run, pushed towards mid-off, puts pressure on
        Hoggard, quick single taken
 101.6 Giles to Nehra, no run, drifting in to the batsman, pushed in
        defence

End of over 102 (3 runs) India 370/9 (198 more runs req)
AF Giles 26-6-71-1 - Nursery End
AB Agarkar 95* (166b 14x4) A Nehra 7* (31b 1x4)

 102.1 Jones to Agarkar, no run, faster delivery, outside the off,
        defended
 102.2 Jones to Agarkar, no run, back of a length, outside the off, pushed
        firmly to backward point
 102.3 Jones to Agarkar, (noball) FOUR, short and wide outside the off,
        cut away, in the air and down to square third-man fence for four!
       Agarkar on 99!
 102.3 Jones to Agarkar, no run, bouncer, ducks under it
 102.4 Jones to Agarkar, two runs, There it is, a Test hundred for
        Agarkar, that too is maiden hundred, punches the ball through
        covers for a couple, well played Agarkar
 102.5 Jones to Agarkar, FOUR, short and wide outside the off, cracking
        shot through covers for four, Agarkar celebrating it here at
        Lord's
 102.6 Jones to Agarkar, no run, bouncer, ducks under it

End of over 103 (11 runs) India 381/9 (187 more runs req)
SP Jones 17-1-68-2 (1w 2nb) - Pavilion End
A Nehra 7* (31b 1x4) AB Agarkar 105* (173b 16x4)

       Bowling change: Flintoff
 103.1 Flintoff to Nehra, no run
 103.2 Flintoff to Nehra, no run, short of a length, rising delivery,
        fends it down to gully
 103.3 Flintoff to Nehra, no run, Nehra going for a 100 runs in a shot,
        wild heave to a short, rising delivery, beaten!
 103.4 Flintoff to Nehra, no run, digs this one short, waits for the ball,
        defends
 103.5 Flintoff to Nehra, SIX, Thunderous applause - even from the Indian
        camp in the balcony, Nehra deposits this one over deep backward
        square leg, glorious pull shot for six!
 103.6 Flintoff to Nehra, no run, gets right behind the line and defends

End of over 104 (6 runs) India 387/9 (181 more runs req)
A Flintoff 16-2-82-0 (1w 2nb) - Nursery End
AB Agarkar 105* (173b 16x4) A Nehra 13* (37b 1x4 1x6)

       Giles to bowl, around the wicket
 104.1 Giles to Agarkar, no run, flat and quick, down the leg, goes for
        the sweep, beaten, Stewart removes the bails, not out
 104.2 Giles to Agarkar, no run, forward in defence
 104.3 Giles to Agarkar, one run, tucked behind square for a single
       With that six, the fifty runs for the last wicket partnership came
        up in 10.2 overs
 104.4 Giles to Nehra, one run, pushed to mid-on
 104.5 Giles to Agarkar, no run
 104.6 Giles to Agarkar, no run

End of over 105 (2 runs) India 389/9 (179 more runs req)
AF Giles 27-6-73-1 - Pavilion End
A Nehra 14* (38b 1x4 1x6) AB Agarkar 106* (178b 16x4)

 105.1 Flintoff to Nehra, no run, back of a length, outside the off,
        fended down
 105.2 Flintoff to Nehra, no run, short and wide outside the off, Nehra
        has a swat at it, bat nowhere near the ball
       This is also Agarkar's highest score in First Class cricket
 105.3 Flintoff to Nehra, FOUR, thick edge and down to third-man for four
 105.4 Flintoff to Nehra, no run, climbing delivery, thick edge and on the
        bounce to second slip
 105.5 Flintoff to Nehra, one run, goes around the wicket, digs it in
        short, swung around towards long leg for a single
 105.6 Flintoff to Agarkar, no run, outside the off, left alone

End of over 106 (5 runs) India 394/9 (174 more runs req)
A Flintoff 17-2-87-0 (1w 2nb) - Nursery End
A Nehra 19* (43b 2x4 1x6) AB Agarkar 106* (179b 16x4)

 106.1 Giles to Nehra, no run, tossed up, played behind square
 106.2 Giles to Nehra, no run, drifting in with the arm, forward in
        defence
 106.3 Giles to Nehra, no run, flat in trajectory, forward in defence
 106.4 Giles to Nehra, no run, well tossed up, Nehra has no problems at
        all, leans forward and blocks it
 106.5 Giles to Nehra, no run, throws it up, well tossed up, forward in
        defence again
 106.6 Giles to Nehra, no run, quicker delivery, hit on the front pad, no
        damage done

End of over 107 (maiden) India 394/9 (174 more runs req)
AF Giles 28-7-73-1 - Pavilion End
AB Agarkar 106* (179b 16x4) A Nehra 19* (49b 2x4 1x6)

       Bowling change: Craig White
 107.1 White to Agarkar, no run, bowling around the wicket, angling it
        away, pushed to short extra cover
 107.2 White to Agarkar, no run, angling away, slashes and beaten!
 107.3 White to Agarkar, no run, fends it down to the on side, Nehra wants
        a quick single, sent back by Agarkar
 107.4 White to Agarkar, no run, goes right through him, beaten all ends
        up, misses the outside edge by a whisker and did not miss the
        stumps by much
 107.5 White to Agarkar, one run, inside edge onto the pads, takes a
        cheeky single
 107.6 White to Nehra, no run, fast delivery, angling away, Nehra gets
        very close to the ball, ball passes the outside edge and goes
        through to the keeper

End of over 108 (1 run) India 395/9 (173 more runs req)
C White 16-2-61-1 (4nb) - Nursery End
AB Agarkar 107* (184b 16x4) A Nehra 19* (50b 2x4 1x6)

 108.1 Giles to Agarkar, no run, tossed up, driven hard, hits the shin of
        Butcher at silly point, refuses to take the single
 108.2 Giles to Agarkar, no run, well flighted delivery, goes well
        forward, comfortable in defending it
 108.3 Giles to Agarkar, no run, bat and pad, falls short of silly mid-off
 108.4 Giles to Agarkar, two runs, played square of the wicket, through
        the off side, behind point, gets a couple of runs
 108.5 Giles to Agarkar, no run, much quicker delivery, hurries to fend at
        it
 108.6 Giles to Agarkar, no run, bat and pad close together in defence

End of over 109 (2 runs) India 397/9 (171 more runs req)
AF Giles 29-7-75-1 - Pavilion End
A Nehra 19* (50b 2x4 1x6) AB Agarkar 109* (190b 16x4)

 109.1 White to Nehra, no run, angling away from the batsman, left alone
 109.2 White to Nehra, no run, wide outside the off, Nehra has nothing to
        do with it
 109.3 White to Nehra, no run, bangs it in short, this is not the Nehra of
        the first innings, he gets right behind the line of the ball and
        fends this rising delivery down with some ease
 109.4 White to Nehra, OUT: ALL OVER! Angling away from the batsman, Nehra
        pushed at it, thick edge and flew low to Thorpe at 4th slip, takes
        a sharp catch. England have won by 170 runs!

       India 397/10, Partnership of 63
       A Nehra  c Thorpe b White  19 (54b 2x4 1x6)
       AB Agarkar 109* (190b 16x4) C White 16.4-2-61-2 (4nb)

       Ajit Agarkar remains unbeaten on 109. A very good knock indeed.
       We will be back with you shortly.
       Well, India started the day on 232/6, looking straight at the
        barrel of the gun - it was a lost cause.
       From all the glory of that memorable win on July 13th at Lord's in
        the triangular series final - India have lost yet another Test
        match abroad. All this happening in the space of a couple weeks or
        so.
       The one good thing about the day's game was the fighting spirit
        shown by the Indians
       VVS Laxman was at his best, playing those classy cover drives and
        whips through mid-wicket for fours. Agarkar was all determined not
        to sell his wicket cheaply.
       Laxman and Agarkar added 126 runs for the seventh wicket. when
        Laxman looked good for a big innings, he played a loose shot, to
        give a catch to Vaughan at point off Jones' bowling.
       The stylish batsman from Hyderabad made 74 runs off 120 balls.
       Kumble gave good support to Agarkar for a while and was caught and
        bowled by Hoggard for 15, getting a leading edge trying to work it
        on the on side.
       Zaheer Khan did not apply himself to the task, slashing at White to
        be caught behind - making just seven runs.
       Agarkar and Nehra added 63 runs for the last wicket, Agarkar going
        on to make his maiden Test hundred.
       It all finally came to an end when Nehra (19) was caught by Thorpe
        in the slips off White.
       We are at the awards ceremony now. Ganguly saying a few words, he
        thinks that England played better cricket and deserved to win. The
        Indian skipper also said that India batted well in the second
        innings.
       Hussain: We were made to work hard for five days. This Indian
        batting line up is something special. We have some hard work ahead
        of us. Things are going on pretty well at this moment. It was a
        real team effort, everyone got runs and got wickets....
       A very pleased Nasser Hussain!
       Man of the Match is: Nasser Hussain
       Nothing succeeds like success -England are on a roll, they have won
        the last three Test matches, two against Sri Lanka and this one at
        Lord's
       Well, for the Indians, there is a lot of homework to be done. It
        was a disappointing show by their bowlers. One thought that
        Harbhajan Singh would have been handy on this track, if not with
        the big off breaks, the one that goes away would have
       definitely troubled the English batsmen. Nehra and Zaheer Khan
        bowled way too short to get the ball to swing. Agarkar was not
        really a bowler on the first day.
       Kumble seems to have lost the sharpness.
       Having given away all those runs and not an inspiring fielding
        either - India lost the match with the ball and not exactly with
        the bat.
       The big guns failed to fire when it mattered most - Tendulkar and
        Ganguly failed in both the innings and no Indian team can afford
        that.
       A lot of work to do for the Indians, they have enough time before
        the second Test match
       And that second Test starts on the 8th of August in Nottingham.
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