India vs England Third Test at The Oval 2007

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India vs England Third Test at The Oval

IND v ENG 3rd Test, The Oval, Day 5 : Test Drawn, India win series (IND 1:0)

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India deserved their 1-0 series win against England after the third Test ended in a draw at The Oval, captains Michael Vaughan and Rahul Dravid said. Kevin Pietersen cracked 101 for his 10th Test hundred that ensured England saw the fifth day out safely on 369 for six after being set a world record victory target of 500. India were jubilant after stumps were drawn even though they had failed to win the match as they had managed their first Test series win in England for 21 years, emulating Kapil Dev's team in 1986.
It also ended Englands unbeaten six-year run at home.
IND v ENG 3rd Test, The Oval, Day 5 (close): England 345 & 369/6 drew with India 664 & 180-6 dec

IND v ENG 3rd Test, The Oval, Day 4 : India need 10 wickets to win series by 2-0 (IND 1:0)

England were 56 for no loss in their second innings at stumps on day 4 of the third and the final Test match against India. All the 10 wickets of England are intact as Indian bowlers failed to make hay on the dead pitch at the Oval. Andrew Strauss and Alastair Cook were on the crease with 27 and 23 runs respectively.
India declared their second innings on the score of 189 runs for 6 on day 4. India attained a lead of 499 runs and gave110 overs to England to complete the target of 500 runs.
Reported Earlier: England hit back with three early second-innings wickets as India stuttered to 35-3 at lunch on the fourth day of the third and final cricket Test.
In reply to India's first-innings 664, England lost the wicket of Monty Panesar this morning to be all out for 345 at the Oval in south London. The visitors are 354 ahead, with lunch being taken early because of rain.
IND v ENG 3rd Test, The Oval, Day 4 (close): England 345 & 56-0 v India 664 & 180-6 dec

IND v ENG 3rd Test, The Oval, Day 3 : England stare follow on against India in the Oval test (IND 1:0)

England ended day three of the Oval Test facing the prospects of a follow on as they finished on 326 for 9, needing a further 139 runs to make India bat again.
Opener Alastair Cook, who was dropped twice enroute his first fifty of the series made 61 before he fell to Anil Kumble. The Indian ace then snapped skipper Michael Vaughan in the last over before lunch to set the cat among the pigeons in the England camp. India smelled blood when England were reeling at 124 for 4 at lunch and with Kevin Pietersen (41) playing with responsibility while sharing a stand of 78 with Paul Collingwood(62), Indians were kept waiting.
Pietersen was removed by Tendulkar just before tea, but Collingwood added 86 with Ian Bell, who top-scored with 63, but both fell within five overs. With only one more wicket to pick, India have written a perfect script to enforce the follow-on as the overnight rest will give the bowlers perfect tonic to come fresh on the fourth morning to unleash their furor.
Reported Earlier: Rudra Pratap Singh provided the first breakthrough of the morning as nightwatchman James Anderson was declared LBW by umpire Ian Howell. Anderson did his job gracefully as he made 16 runs from 48 balls before getting out.
IND v ENG 3rd Test, The Oval, Day 3 (close): India 664-10 vs England 326-9

IND v ENG 3rd Test, The Oval, Day 2 : Kumble caps day with a century (IND 1:0)

In reply to India's mammoth total of 664, England were 24 for 1, a trail of 640, at close on Day 2 of the series decider final Test at The Oval.
India's ace leg-spinner Anil Kumble scored his maiden Test hundred in the post-tea session on the second day of The Oval Test against England on Friday, as the tourists were bowled out for 664 in 170 overs. Kumble reached his hundred when the team total was 636 for 9 in the 165th over and remained unbeaten on 110.
Last man S Sree Santh, who scored a breezy 35 and put on 73 for the final wicket, ensured that England were left frustrated. Kumble's previous Test highest was against South Africa when he scored 88 at Kolkata's Eden Gardes during the 1996 series.
However, in the present Test and the series, Kumble is the only Indian batsman to have scored a hundred. Dinesh Kaarthick 91, Mahendra Singh Dhoni 92 and Sachin Tendulkar Sachin Tendulkar's Site 82, approached the three figure mark but could not complete their hundreds. Reported Earlier: India's batting maestro completed his 45th Test fifty on the second morning of The Oval Test match against England.
Resuming on 48, Tendulkar picked two singles to move to 50 off 137 deliveries while India added six more runs to their overnight score of 316/4.
After 92 overs, India were 322 for 4. Tendulkar, who was our for 91 at Trent Bridge in the second Test match, will surely be eyeing a hundred at the Oval.
IND v ENG 3rd Test, The Oval, Day 2 (close): India 664-10 vs England 24-1

IND v ENG 3rd Test, The Oval, Day 1 : India reach a commanding 316 for 4 at stumps on day 1 (IND 1:0)

India ended the opening day of the final Test at The Oval on a commanding 316 for 4 as England bowlers were made to toil on a placid wicket.
At stumps, Sachin Tendulkar Sachin Tendulkar's Site was unbeaten on a patient 48 and giving him company was VVS Laxman on 20.
Earlier, England captured two quick wickets after India had got off to a fluent start and were well placed at 211-3 by tea. Opener Wasim Jaffer fell before lunch for a breezy 35 off 47 balls. Dinesh Karthik was unfortunate to have got out on 91 as he looked sure to reach his second Test century, but the Tamil Nadu batsman flourished in the company of Rahul Dravid as the duo added 127 in 33 overs.
However, James Anderson produced a magical delivery that swung late to york Dravid, who made his 48th Test fifty and was out for 55. Karthik fell nine short of a second Test ton when he edged behind off Ryan Sidebottom. Later in the day, Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly stitched a partnership of 77 before the latter was trapped leg before by Paul Collingwood for 37. Reported EarlierIndia captain Rahul Dravid won the toss and decided to bat first in the series decided third Test against England at the Oval. Pre-Match Report: The third and final cricket Test between India and England is set to start on time with the sun shining brightly at the Oval this morning. Having taken a 1-0 lead in the three-match series, the Indians are looking to break a 21-year-old jinx of winning a series in England and weather can play a crucial role in aiding their cause.
England team (from): Vaughan (Captain), Cook, Strauss, Pietersen, Collingwood, Bell, Prior (Wicket Keeper), Sidebottom, Anderson, Panesar, Tremlett, Broad.
India team (from): Dravid (Captain), Karthik, Jaffer, Tendulkar, Ganguly, Laxman, Dhoni (Wicket Keeper), Kumble, Zaheer Khan, Santh, RP Singh, Yuvraj Singh, Bose.
IND v ENG 3rd Test, The Oval, Day 1 (close): India 316-4 vs England

IND v ENG 3rd Test, The Oval : Dravid's men look to end 21-year drought at Oval (IND 1:0)

Sitting pretty on their 1-0 lead after the victory at Trent Bridge, India will be looking to end a 21-year-long drought of a series triumph in England as they square up against the hosts in the third and final cricket Test at the Oval here tomorrow.
Even as the likes of Sachin Tendulkar Sachin Tendulkar's Site, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman and Anil Kumble will be looking for their crowning glory moment in England -- being a part of a victorious Indian team -- in the evening of their respective careers, they need to take care of a jinx that has been plaguing the side in recent years.
Too often in the past, India has taken a lead in the series only to allow the opposition to turn the tables on them.
If a dream win in Adelaide against Australia in 2003 was followed by a soul-shattering defeat in Melbourne in the very next Test, India's first-ever Test win in Pakistan in 2004 at Multan was followed by a nerve-wrecking defeat at Lahore. More recently, India squandered a huge opportunity in South Africa early this year when, when after beating the hosts at Johannesburg in the first Test, they promptly lost the next one at Durban before losing the series in Cape Town.
"We have to be consistent. We have to back our good performances by some more good performances. We will celebrate this win, but at the same time, we will keep our mind focused on the final Test and on what we need to do there", Indian captain Rahul Dravid said.

India vs England 2007 Cricket Series

India vs England Third Test at The Oval


India won the toss and decided to bat
664 all out (170.0 overs)
180 for 6 (58.0 overs)
345 all out (103.1 overs)
369 for 6 (110.0 overs)

India 1st Innings - All out
Karthik c Prior b Sidebottom
151 10 1
Jaffer c Pietersen b Anderson
47 6 1
b Anderson
101 8 0
Tendulkar c Strauss b Anderson
192 11 0
Ganguly lbw b Collingwood
77 4 1
Laxman c Prior b Tremlett
79 10 0
Dhoni c Cook b Pietersen
81 9 4
Kumble not out
193 16 1
Khan c Anderson b Panesar
52 1 0
RP Singh c and b Anderson
21 2 0
Sreesanth c Vaughan b Panesar
32 6 1
6nb 2w 33b 13lb 54
all out 664 (170.0 ovs)

Sidebottom 32.0 8 93 1
Anderson 40.0 5 182 4
Tremlett 40.0 6 132 1
Panesar 45.0 5 159 2
Collingwood 7.0 1 11 1
Pietersen 6.0 0 41 1
Fall of wicket
62 Jaffer
189 Dravid
199 Karthik
276 Ganguly
354 Laxman
417 Tendulkar
508 Dhoni
570 Khan
591 RP Singh
664 Sreesanth

England 1st Innings - All out
Strauss c Sreesanth b Khan
13 1 0
Cook c RP Singh b Kumble
98 11 0
Anderson lbw b RP Singh
48 3 0
Vaughan c and b Kumble
36 2 0
Pietersen c Dravid b Tendulkar
107 4 0
Collingwood lbw b Sreesanth
120 9 0
Bell c Dhoni b Khan
96 11 0
Prior c Tendulkar b Sreesanth
15 0 0
Sidebottom c and b Khan
4 0 0
Tremlett not out
49 2 0
Panesar lbw b Kumble
42 2 0
11nb 10w 16b 12lb 49
all out 345 (103.1 ovs)

Khan 22.0 13 32 3
Sreesanth 21.0 2 80 2
Kumble 29.1 7 94 3
RP Singh 18.0 3 72 1
Ganguly 5.0 1 8 0
Tendulkar 7.0 0 26 1
Laxman 1.0 0 5 0
Fall of wicket
12 Strauss
78 Anderson
119 Cook
124 Vaughan
202 Pietersen
288 Collingwood
303 Bell
305 Sidebottom
305 Prior
345 Panesar

India 2nd Innings - Declared
Karthik c Collingwood b Tremlett
15 2 0
Jaffer lbw b Anderson
6 0 0
Dravid c Strauss b Collingwood
96 1 0
b Anderson
11 0 0
Ganguly c Strauss b Collingwood
68 9 0
Laxman not out
86 4 0
Dhoni c Prior b Tremlett
64 4 0
Kumble not out
8 1 0
6nb 1b 5lb 12
for 6 180 (58.0 ovs)

Anderson 15.0 8 34 2
Tremlett 15.0 2 58 2
Collingwood 10.0 1 24 2
Panesar 18.0 1 58 0
Fall of wicket
10 Jaffer
10 Karthik
11 Tendulkar
76 Ganguly
89 Dravid
158 Dhoni

England 2nd Innings - Close
Strauss c Laxman b RP Singh
113 6 0
Cook c Laxman b Kumble
85 5 0
Vaughan c Dhoni b Sreesanth
95 5 0
Pietersen c Karthik b Sreesanth
159 18 0
Collingwood lbw b Sreesanth
81 5 0
Bell lbw b Kumble
62 13 0
Prior not out
64 1 0
Sidebottom not out
15 0 0
14nb 9w 2b 4lb 29
for 6 369 (110.0 ovs)

Khan 20.0 3 59 0
Sreesanth 21.0 7 53 3
Kumble 37.0 9 123 2
RP Singh 13.0 2 50 1
Tendulkar 19.0 0 78 0
Fall of wicket
79 Strauss
86 Cook
152 Vaughan
266 Collingwood
289 Pietersen
363 Bell

Umpires: S A Bucknor, I L Howell
England: Strauss, Cook, Vaughan, Pietersen, Collingwood, Bell, Prior, Tremlett, Sidebottom, Panesar, Anderson
India: Jaffer, Karthik, Dravid, Tendulkar, Ganguly, Laxman, Dhoni, Kumble, Khan, RP Singh, Sreesanth

Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.