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India v England Test Series 2012 – 2nd Test

India v England

Fri 23 Nov 2012, 04:00am GMT, 09:30am local

England win by 10 wickets

India327 (115.1 ovs) & 142 (44.1 ovs)
England413 (121.3 ovs) & 58-0 (9.4 ovs)

commentary

Over 10. 8 runs. Bowler: Ravichandran Ashwin. England: 58/0(rr 5.80)

Ashwin to Compton. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot glancing, missed to fine leg for no runs. <b>England win by ten wickets</b>. The ball spins down the leg side and Compton lets out a roar of delight as those runs mean England have won the second Test by ten wickets. A deserved victory for England, and an impressive one, given how the team played in Ahmedabad. England have batted better, bowled better and have won this match against the odds, especially after losing what many expected to be a crucial toss. The innings of 186 by Kevin Pietersen and the bowling of Monty Panesar are the big highlights. There a lot of other positives too, for the visitors. Swann and Panesar outbowled the trio of Indian spinners. Alastair Cook is in fantastic form, with another century in this Test. Kevin Pietersen's "reintegration" into the side is complete, with team spirit looking good in the camp. Sure, there could have been more runs from the likes of Trott and Bairstow, and their catching is still a work in progress, but, with the series level, England can now realistically think about winning this series. India bowled fairly well but didn't have a plan B to KP and Cook, and the runs have dried up for some of their batsmen, Tendulkar and Dhoni especially. There is no doubt they will be back with a bang in the third Test, but Duncan Fletcher, the India coach, will have some work to do between now and then. Kevin Pietersen is the man of the match, and he talks modestly about his teammates, praising the efforts of Panesar, Swann and Cook. The third Test at Kolkata begins on the 5th December, and this promises to be one of the best Test series of recent times. Don't miss it.

Ashwin to Compton. Off break length ball, off stump down the track defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ashwin.

Ashwin to Compton. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ashwin.

FOUR! Ashwin to Compton. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs.

Just 7 runs more needed for an England win.

Over 9. 5 runs. Bowler: Harbhajan Singh. England: 50/0(rr 5.56)

Singh to Cook. Off break half volley, to leg on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Singh.

Singh to Compton. Off break length ball, off stump on the back foot flick, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Tendulkar.

Singh to Cook. Off break length ball, off stump on the back foot dropped, to gully for 1 run, fielded by Tendulkar.

Singh to Cook. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Khan.

Singh to Compton. Off break back of a length, off stump on the back foot working, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Tendulkar. 100 runs in Test cricket now for Compton. A solid start to his international career.

Singh to Compton. Off break length ball, wide outside off stump down the track defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Singh.

Over 8. 2 runs. Bowler: Pragyan Ojha. England: 45/0(rr 5.62)

Ojha to Cook. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, bottom edge to leg gully for no runs, fielded by Dhoni. Cook is still persevering with the sweep and the ball nearly rolls back onto his stumps.

Ojha to Cook. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Ojha.

Ojha to Cook. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dhoni.

Ojha to Compton. Quicker ball back of a length, off stump on the back foot pulling, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Khan.

Ojha to Compton. Stock ball yorker, middle stump no foot movement pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ojha.

Ojha to Cook. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, hit pad to backward point for no runs, fielded by Kohli.

Over 7. 5 runs. Bowler: Harbhajan Singh. England: 43/0(rr 6.14)

Singh to Cook. Off break length ball, to leg on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Singh.

APPEAL! Singh to Cook. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, hit pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Gambhir, appeal made for L.B.W. Closest appeal of the innings, this one just hitting the pad outside the line of off stump. Certainly worth a shout though.

Singh to Cook. Off break length ball, off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Singh.

Singh to Cook. Arm length ball, middle stump on the back foot working, hit pad to silly point for no runs, fielded by Pujara. A half-appeal is turned down, going down leg.

Singh to Compton. Quicker length ball, outside off stump down the track pushing, well timed to long on for 1 run, fielded by Ashwin.

Singh to Cook. Off break half volley, to leg no foot movement pushing, well timed to long on for 3 runs, fielded by Khan.

Over 6. 7 runs. Bowler: Pragyan Ojha. England: 38/0(rr 6.33)

Ojha to Compton. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot flick, mis-timed to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Gambhir.

Ojha to Compton. Stock ball half volley, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ojha.

Ojha to Compton. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Ojha.

SIX! Ojha to Compton. Stock length ball, to leg down the track driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Stunning shot from Compton, hit hard and flat over long on. Ojha tried to send it down the leg side but Compton reacted accordingly.

Ojha to Cook. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, hit pad to slips for no runs, fielded by Khan.

Ojha to Cook. Arm length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to third man for no runs, fielded by Dhoni.

Over 5. 6 runs. Bowler: Ravichandran Ashwin. England: 31/0(rr 6.20)

Ashwin to Compton. Off break yorker, off stump no foot movement pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ashwin.

Ashwin to Cook. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed to deep backward point for 3 runs, fielded by Tendulkar.

Ashwin to Cook. Arm length ball, to leg on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Khan.

Ashwin to Compton. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, mis-timed to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Kohli.

Ashwin to Cook. Off break length ball, to leg on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Khan.

Ashwin to Compton. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track defending, bat-pad to extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Khan.

Over 4. 4 runs. Bowler: Pragyan Ojha. England: 25/0(rr 6.25)

Ojha to Cook. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot flick, to deep square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Singh.

Ojha to Cook. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, hit pad back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ojha.

Ojha to Cook. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ojha.

Ojha to Cook. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, hit pad to silly point for no runs, fielded by Dhoni.

Ojha to Compton. Stock ball yorker, off stump on the front foot flick, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Singh.

Ojha to Cook. Stock ball short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, mis-timed to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Singh.

Over 3. 8 runs. Bowler: Ravichandran Ashwin. England: 21/0(rr 7.00)

Ashwin to Compton. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Dhoni.

Ashwin to Compton. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Kohli.

FOUR! Ashwin to Compton. Off break half volley, middle stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, past third man for 4 runs. Nice to see from Compton, showing there is more to his game than batting time as he has done in his previous Test innings.

Ashwin to Compton. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Dhoni.

FOUR! Ashwin to Compton. Off break full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs.

Ashwin to Compton. Quicker ball half volley, wide down leg side on the front foot sweeping, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dhoni.

Over 2. 5 runs. Bowler: Pragyan Ojha. England: 13/0(rr 6.50)

Ojha to Cook. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot flick, well timed to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Singh.

Ojha to Cook. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ojha.

Ojha to Compton. Stock ball full toss, off stump no foot movement flick, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Singh.

FOUR! Ojha to Compton. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs. A brave shot from Compton but it might relieve any nerves he's got.

Ojha to Compton. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ojha.

Ojha to Compton. Stock length ball, off stump down the track driving, inside edge to leg gully for no runs, fielded by Gambhir. Nervous shot from Compton.

Over 1. 8 runs. Bowler: Ravichandran Ashwin. England: 8/0(rr 8.00)

Ashwin to Cook. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ashwin.

FOUR! Ashwin to Cook. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, thick edge in the air under control past third man for 4 runs.

APPEAL! Ashwin to Cook. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot sweeping, bat-pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Pujara, appeal made for Caught. India might have had a case for a catch at short leg there. If they were going for LBW then it was outside the line. If they were going for the catch it might not have carried.

Ashwin to Cook. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dhoni.

Ashwin to Cook. Off break half volley, off stump on the front foot defending, inside edge to backward square leg for no runs, fielded by Singh.

Ashwin to Cook. Arm length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, left to fine leg for no runs, mis-fielded by Dhoni.

Start of England Innings. <b>England require 57 runs to win the Test and level the series 1-1.</b>

India v England Test Series 2012 – 2nd Test

India v England

Fri 23 Nov 2012, 04:00am GMT, 09:30am local

England win by 10 wickets

India – 1st innings

runsballs4s6s
G Gambhirlbw JM Anderson4210
V Sehwagb MS Panesar304340
CA Pujarast MJ Prior b GP Swann135350120
SR Tendulkarb MS Panesar81210
V Kohlic NRD Compton b MS Panesar195530
Y Singhb GP Swann0200
MS Dhonic GP Swann b MS Panesar296440
R Ashwinlbw MS Panesar6811490
H Singhlbw GP Swann213521
Z Khanc JM Bairstow b GP Swann111111
PP Ojhanot out0400
Extras1lb, 1nb2
Total(115.1 ovs)327all out

fow: 1-4 (G Gambhir, 0.2 ov), 2-52 (V Sehwag, 16.1 ov), 3-60 (SR Tendulkar, 18.5 ov), 4-118 (V Kohli, 38.5 ov), 5-119 (Y Singh, 39.6 ov), 6-169 (MS Dhoni, 61.2 ov), 7-280 (R Ashwin, 98.4 ov), 8-315 (H Singh, 111.4 ov), 9-316 (CA Pujara, 113.5 ov), 10-327 (Z Khan, 115.1 ov)

ovsmdnsrunswktsecon
JM Anderson18.036113.39
SCJ Broad12.016005.00
MS Panesar47.01212952.74
GP Swann34.177042.05
SR Patel4.01601.50

England – 1st innings

runsballs4s6s
AN Cookc MS Dhoni b R Ashwin122270131
NRD Comptonc V Sehwag b PP Ojha299040
IJL Trottlbw PP Ojha0600
KP Pietersenc MS Dhoni b PP Ojha186233204
JM Bairstowc G Gambhir b PP Ojha92320
SR Patelc V Kohli b PP Ojha264241
MJ Priorrun out (MS Dhoni)213430
SCJ Broadc CA Pujara b H Singh62000
GP Swannnot out1400
JM Andersonlbw H Singh2500
MS Panesarc Z Khan b R Ashwin4210
Extras4b, 2lb, 1w7
Total(121.3 ovs)413all out

fow: 1-66 (NRD Compton, 31.4 ov), 2-68 (IJL Trott, 33.6 ov), 3-274 (AN Cook, 86.6 ov), 4-298 (JM Bairstow, 94.3 ov), 5-357 (SR Patel, 108.4 ov), 6-382 (KP Pietersen, 112.4 ov), 7-406 (MJ Prior, 119.3 ov), 8-406 (SCJ Broad, 120.1 ov), 9-408 (JM Anderson, 120.6 ov), 10-413 (MS Panesar, 121.3 ov)

ovsmdnsrunswktsecon
R Ashwin42.3614523.41
PP Ojha40.0614353.58
Z Khan15.043702.47
H Singh21.017423.52
Y Singh3.00802.67

India – 2nd innings

runsballs4s6s
G Gambhirlbw GP Swann6514260
V Sehwagc GP Swann b MS Panesar91410
CA Pujarac JM Bairstow b GP Swann6510
SR Tendulkarlbw MS Panesar81920
V Kohlic sub b GP Swann71310
Y Singhc JM Bairstow b MS Panesar81010
MS Dhonic IJL Trott b MS Panesar61700
R Ashwinc SR Patel b MS Panesar111001
H Singhc IJL Trott b GP Swann6510
Z Khanc MJ Prior b MS Panesar11100
PP Ojhanot out61910
Extras6b, 3lb9
Total(44.1 ovs)142all out

fow: 1-30 (V Sehwag, 7.5 ov), 2-37 (CA Pujara, 8.5 ov), 3-52 (SR Tendulkar, 15.3 ov), 4-65 (V Kohli, 20.2 ov), 5-78 (Y Singh, 23.1 ov), 6-92 (MS Dhoni, 27.3 ov), 7-110 (R Ashwin, 31.4 ov), 8-128 (H Singh, 34.4 ov), 9-131 (Z Khan, 37.4 ov), 10-142 (G Gambhir, 44.1 ov)

ovsmdnsrunswktsecon
JM Anderson4.01902.25
MS Panesar22.038163.68
GP Swann18.164342.37

England – 2nd innings

runsballs4s6s
AN Cooknot out183010
NRD Comptonnot out302841
Extras8b, 2lb10
Total(9.4 ovs)58for 0

did not bat: IJL Trott, KP Pietersen, JM Bairstow, SR Patel, MJ Prior, GP Swann, SCJ Broad, MS Panesar, JM Anderson

ovsmdnsrunswktsecon
R Ashwin3.402206.00
PP Ojha4.001604.00
H Singh2.001005.00

match details

toss: India won the toss and elected to bat.

venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai (Bombay)

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