India vs England Cricket News August 2007
India in England Cricket Series 2007
IND v ENG Fourth ODI, Old Trafford: 99 run partnership and a victory for England (ENG 3:1)
Aug 30, 2007A record unbroken eighth-wicket stand of 99 between Ravi Bopara (43 no) and Stuart Broad (45 no) at Old Trafford led England to a three-wicket win and a 3-1 series lead with 12 balls to spare.
The pair came together with England reeling on 114-7, chasing 213 to win, but showed remarkable composure as they reached 213-7 with 12 balls to spare. Broad, who had also taken 4-51 with the ball to help restrict India to 212 all out was the Man of the Match. For India, Agarkar took 4-54. England: Cook, Prior, Bell, Pietersen, Collingwood, Flintoff, Bopara, Shah, Broad, Anderson, Panesar
India: Ganguly, Tendulkar, Dravid, Yuvraj, Karthik, Dhoni, Agarkar, Powar, Chawla, Zaheer, RP Singh
IND v ENG Fourth ODI, Old Trafford: England 213-7 (48.0 overs) bt India 212 (50 overs) by three wickets
IND v ENG Fourth ODI, Old Trafford: Dravid bats as Paul Collingwood back in side
Aug 30, 2007Rahul Dravid has won the toss, the 7th in a row. He has elected to bat.
Skipper Paul Collingwood passed the fitness test after suffering from a stomach bug on Wednesday. But Dimitri Mascarenhas remained on the sidelines with a hand injury, so Owais Shah will bat at number seven.
Reported Earlier: Collingwood's recovery from a stomach bug after missing practice on Wednesday is good news for the English side, who are hoping to extend their 2-1 lead in the one-day series. However, Andrew Flintoff and Dimitri Mascarenhas are still unsure of playing.India, meanwhile, have been working on their fielding since the Edgbaston disaster. Fielding coach Robin Singh suggested that India's fielding shortcomings were a cultural problem. He said, "Most players in India don't play more than one sport and they don't play a lot of contact sports. When you play contact sports you're not afraid to fall or get hurt."India have only played England three times in one-dayers at Old Trafford, most famously in 1983 when they won a World Cup semi-final by six wickets.
IND v ENG Third ODI, Edgbaston: India falls short at Edgbaston (ENG 2:1)
Aug 27, 2007India fell 42 runs short of an easy looking target of 282 after a sedated, but solid start. Rahul Dravid made 56 and Sourav Ganguly 72, while Yuvraj Singh chipped in with a 45. England batted well, and followed it with a spirited bowling and fielding effort.
Chris Tremlett took the key wickets of Dravid and Ganguly , while James Anderson removed Sachin Tendulkar and Mahendra Dhoni. For England, Man of the Match Ian Bell took two superb catches off Paul Collingwood's bowling and ran out Yuvraj Singh. He also hit his third fifty (79) in as many games as England totalled 281-8 after Dravid won the toss and chose to field first.
IND v ENG Third ODI, Edgbaston: England 281/8 (50 ov) beat India 239 (50 ov) by 42 runs
IND v ENG Third ODI, Edgbaston: India have an edge at Edgbaston
Aug 27, 2007Allrounder Andrew Flintoff is in doubt for England's third one-day match against India on Monday with a knee injury. The ECB said in a statement Saturday that Flintoff had a scan which showed mild inflammation and was treated with a cortisone injection.
Flintoff hurt his knee during Friday's one-day international against India at Bristol where he finished with bowling figures of 5-56. He had only returned to England for the first match at Southampton on Tuesday after spending four months sidelined with an ankle injury.India vice-captain Mahendra Dhoni said the England team will be slightly on the back foot if Flintoff is not playing, adding He has lifted them a lot, he is the kind of player who always has an impact on the game. In one-day cricket he is the perfect all-rounder.
India are likely to make one change on Monday with left-arm seamer Zaheer Khan hoping to return after a bout of flu in place of Ajit Agarkar or Munaf Patel.
IND v ENG Second ODI, Bristol: India win second ODI by 9 runs (IND 1:1)
Aug 24, 2007India responded to their heavy defeat in the opening one-day international against England as they sealed a nine-run victory in a high scoring second meeting at Bristol.
India team: Ganguly, Tendulkar, Dravid, Yuvraj, Karthik, Dhoni, Powar, Chawla, Agarkar, RP Singh, Patel
England team: Cook, Prior, Bell, Pietersen, Collingwood, Flintoff, Bopara, Mascarenhas, Tremlett, Broad, Anderson
IND v ENG Second ODI, Bristol: India 329-7 (50 ovs) beat England 320-9 (50 ovs) by nine runs
IND v ENG First ODI, Rose Bowl: England crush India by 104 runs
Aug 21, 2007Ian Bell and Alastair Cook both scored their maiden ODI hundreds as England beat India by 104 runs at the Rose Bowl on Tuesday in the first match of a seven-game series.
Bell made 126 not out and Cook 102 in England's total of 288 for two after India captain Rahul Dravid won the toss and elected to field. They were the first England batsmen to score a century at this level since Kevin Pietersen made 100 against the West Indies in Barbados in April in the team's final match of the World Cup. India Team: Sachin Tendulkar , Sourav Ganguly, Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, Rahul Dravid (Captain), Dinesh Karthik, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Wicket Keeper), Piyush Chawla, Ajit Agarkar, Zaheer Khan, RP Singh.
England Team: Alastair Cook, Matt Prior Ian Bell, Kevin Pietersen, Paul Collingwood (Captain), Andrew Flintoff, Ravi Bopara, Dimitri Mascarenhas, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Monty Panesar.
IND vs ENG First ODI, Rose Bowl: England 288-2 (50 ovs) beat India 184 (50 ovs) by 104 runs
IND v ENG Lions Practice ODI, Northampton: Warm-up match abandoned due to heavy rain
Aug 18, 2007The warm-up cricket match between India and England Lions was abandoned due to heavy rain today.
Chasing a victory target of 297, India were 32 without loss in 6.5 overs with Sourav Ganguly batting on 18 and Robin Uthappa on 12 when rain stopped play and players went off the field. Play was later officially called off.
IND v ENG Lions Practice ODI, Northampton: England Lions 296-8 (50 overs) v India 32-0 (6.5 overs) - match abandoned
IND v ENG Lions Practice ODI, Northampton: Dhoni likely to lead India
Aug 18, 2007Mahendra Singh Dhoni is expected to lead the Indian side in place of skipper Rahul Dravid who will be rested for the warm-up cricket one-dayer against England Lions at Northampton today. India team (from): Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain), Gautam Gambhir, Robin Uthappa, Sourav Ganguly, Yuvraj Singh, Rohit Sharma, Dinesh Kaarthick, Piyush Chawla, Ramesh Powar, Ajit Agarkar and Munaf Patel.
England Lions team (from): Vikram Solanki (Captain), Ian Bell, Ravi Bopara, Tim Bresnan, James Kirtley, Jon Lewis, Darren Maddy, Paul Nixon, Chris Schofield, Owais Shah, Jeremy Snape, Luke Wright.
IND v SCO ODI, Glasgow: India hammer Scotland in the first ever ODI between the two
Aug 16, 2007India completed an effortless transition from Test to one-day international mode as they cruised to a comfortable seven-wicket win against Scotland at Titwood, Glasgow.
Chasing a revised Duckworth-Lewis target of 209 in 46 overs, the issue was virtually settled when openers Robin Uthappa and Gautam Gambhir compiled a century stand in 20 overs. Uthappa, who scored 97 against Scotland at the Youth World Cup three years ago, punished them again on his way to a fluent 55. Man-of-the-match Gambhir finished unbeaten on 85 from 115 balls with eight boundaries and a six. The India skipper starred as overseas professional for the Saltires in 2003 and his cameo appearance was appreciated by the enthusiastic Glasgow crowd before his second boundary carried the tourists to victory with 37 balls to spare.
India fielded just three of the side which completed their Test series win against England at the Oval on Monday. Reported Earlier :After the dream Test series victory against Michael Vaughans England, a buoyant Team India would like to utilise its maiden one-dayer against Scotland on Thursday to get into the ODI mode before the seven-match ODI series against England starting next week. India team (from): Rahul Dravid (Captain), Sachin Tendulkar , Sourav Ganguly, Yuvraj Singh, Gautam Gambhir, Robin Uthappa, Rohit Sharma, Dinesh Kaarthick, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Ramesh Powar, Piyush Chawla, Ajit Agarkar, Zaheer Khan [Images], Rudra Pratap Singh, Munaf Patel
Scotland team (from): Ryan Watson (Captain), John Blain, Gordon Drummond, Gavin Hamilton, Majid Haq, Paul Hoffmann, Neil McCallum, Navdeep Poonia, Dewald Nel, Colin Smith, Fraser Watts, Craig Wright.
One-day international, Glasgow: India 212-3 (39.5 ovs) bt Scotland 203-9 (46 ovs) by 7 wkts (D/L method)
IND v ENG 3rd Test, The Oval, Day 5 : Test Drawn, India win series (IND 1:0)
Aug 13, 2007In Picture: Newspaper reports about Indian victory. 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)
Aug 12, 2007England 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)
Aug 11, 2007England 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.
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)
Aug 10, 2007In 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.
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)
Aug 09, 2007India 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 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.
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)
Aug 08, 2007Sitting 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.
Munaf replaces Sreesanth for England ODI series
August 07, 2007Pace bowler Munaf Patel made a come back into the India team for the seven match NatWest ODI series against England, replacing S Sreesanth in the 15-member squad. India ODI Squad: Rahul Dravid (c), M S Dhoni (wk, vc), Sachin Tendulkar , Sourav Ganguly, Dinesh Karthik, Piyush Chawla, Yuvraj Singh, Ramesh Powar, Zaheer Khan, Munaf Patel, R P Singh, Rohit Sharma, Robin Uthappa, Gautam Gambhir, Ajit Agarkar.
Flintoff returns for ODI series against India
August 06, 2007All-rounder Andrew Flintoff today returned to the England squad for the first four one-dayers of the seven-match cricket series against India starting August 21. England ODI Squad: Paul Collingwood (c), James Anderson, Ian Bell, Ravi Bopara, Stuart Broad, Alastair Cook, Andrew Flintoff, Dimitri Mascarenhas, Monty Panesar, Kevin Pietersen, Matthew Prior, Owais Shah, Ryan Sidebottom Chris Tremlett.
IND v SL-A Practice Match, Leicester, Day 2: India, Sri Lanka 'A' play out a draw
August 05, 2007The Indian batting stumbled in the second innings even as their three-day practice cricket match against Sri Lanka 'A' ended in a draw at the Grace Road ground on Sunday.
Practice Match, Leicester, Day 3 : Sri Lanka 'A' 266-10 & 265 for 7 drew with India 238-5 d & 187 for 6
IND v SL-A Practice Match, Leicester, Day 2: Vandort, Perera help Sri Lanka A extend lead
August 05, 2007Gautam Gambhir and Rahul Dravid scored half-centuries to lift India against Sri Lanka 'A' on day two of the three-day tour match against Sri Lanka 'A' at the Leicestershire County Club ground at Grace Road in Leicester yesterday.
Practice Match, Leicester, Day 2 (close): Sri Lanka 'A' 266-10 & 112-1 v India 238-5 d
IND v SL-A Practice Match, Leicester, Day 1: Bose restricts Sri Lanka 'A' to 266
August 04, 2007Bengal pacer Ranadeb Bose (5/51) picked up his five wicket haul of England tour as India bowled out Sri Lanka 'A' for 266 runs on the opening day of their three-day warm up game at Grace Road.
Practice Match, Leicester, Day 1 (close): Sri Lanka 'A' 266-10 v India 25-1
IND v SL-A Practice Match, Leicester: India to rest key players against Sri Lanka 'A'
August 03, 2007The eight-day gap between Tests, a luxury in modern cricket, gives the Indians a chance to take on Sri Lanka 'A' on English soil. India Team (from): Wasim Jaffer, Gautam Gambhir, Rahul Dravid (Captain), V.V.S. Laxman, Yuvraj Singh, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Wicket Keeper), Anil Kumble, S. Sreesanth, Ramesh Powar, Ishant Sharma, Ranadeb Bose.
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- August 21, 2007: First ODI India vs England at Rose Bowl (D/N)
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