India vs England 2008-09 Chennai Test


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India vs England 2008-09 Cricket Series

India England Chennai Test

IND v ENG, 1st Test, Chennai, Day 5: Tendulkar guides India to record breaking win (IND 1:0)

Batting great Sachin Tendulkar hit an unbeaten 103 as India achieved the fourth-highest run chase in history to stun England by six wickets in the first Test at Chennai on Monday.

The hosts surpassed the seemingly improbable victory target of 387 on a wearing wicket with 20.3 overs to spare on the fifth and final day to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series. Tendulkar, 35, swept off-spinner Graeme Swann to fine-leg for the winning boundary that also brought up his 41st Test century amid loud cheers from 30,000 home fans at the Chidambaram stadium.
Left-hander Yuvraj Singh chipped in with 85 not out in a fifth-wicket stand of 163 with Tendulkar to dash England's hopes after Kevin Pietersen's men dominated a major part of the match with both bat and ball.
The top three run chases in history are the 418-7 by the West Indies against Australia in 2003, 406-4 by India against the West Indies in 1976 and 404-3 by Australia against England in 1948.
India's victory was set up the previous day by flamboyant opener Virender Sehwag, who smashed 83 off 68 balls with 11 fours and four sixes to leave the hosts 131-1 at the close.
The second Test starts in the northern town of Mohali on Friday.
IND v ENG, 1st Test, Chennai, Day 5: India 241 & 387 for 4 beat England 316 & 311 for 9d by 6 wickets

IND v ENG, 1st Test, Chennai, Day 4: England on top in cricket despite Sehwag blitz

Virender Sehwag smashed a quickfire 83 off 68 balls as India made a spirited start in their chase of a history-defying target in the first Test against England at Chennai on Sunday.
The hosts ended the fourth day's play at 131 for one in their second innings after being set 387 to win by England captain Kevin Pietersen, a target never achieved before on Indian soil. England declared their second innings at 311-9 soon after tea, the total revolving around Andrew Strauss' second century in the match and 108 from Paul Collingwood.
The aggressive Sehwag plundered 11 boundaries and four sixes in a whirlwind opening stand of 117 with Gautam Gambhir, whose own contribution in the partnership was 29.
England broke through six overs before close when Sehwag was given leg-before by umpire Daryl Harper while trying to sweep off-spinner Graeme Swann. Gambhir was unbeaten at stumps on 41 and Rahul Dravid was on two, with India needing a further 256 runs from 90 overs on the final day to take the lead in the two-Test series.
The highest fourth innings total to win a match on Indian soil is 276-5 by the West Indies at New Delhi's Ferozeshah Kotla ground during the 1987-88 season.
IND v ENG, 1st Test, Chennai, Day 4: England 316 & 311 for 9d v India 241 & 131 for 1

IND v ENG, 1st Test, Chennai, Day 3: Andrew Strauss builds England's lead

Andrew Strauss guided England into a commanding position in the opening Test today and kept himself on course for his own slice of cricket history.
The Middlesex left-hander finished the third day at the Chepauk Stadium unbeaten on 73 having led the tourists to 172 for three and a daunting 247-run lead over India.
It kept him on course to become only the 10th England player in history to hit centuries in both innings of a Test following the crucial 123 he recorded in the first innings.
His 256-minute innings, which included five boundaries, ensured England were able to withstand an Indian fightback in the afternoon session when they lost two wickets in six balls and slumped to 43 for three having secured a 75-run first innings lead.
IND v ENG, 1st Test, Chennai, Day 3: England 316 & 172 for 3 v India 241

IND v ENG, 1st Test, Chennai, Day 2: India 155 for 6 at close of second day

Two wickets from Graeme Swann in his first over in Test cricket helped reduce India to 155-6 on the second day of the Chennai Test.
India trail England's 316 by 161 runs and will be disappointed after bowling the tourists out for what was perceived to be a below-par total. From their overnight 229-5 England's tail failed to wag after Andrew Flintoff (18) was dismissed without scoring this morning.
The tail offered little resistance with the exception of recalled Matt Prior, who got his renewed England career off to a positive start with an unbeaten 53 not out. His cautious innings included just one boundary.
IND v ENG, 1st Test, Chennai, Day 2: India 155 for 6 v England 316

IND v ENG, 1st Test, Chennai, Day 1: India fight back after Strauss century

England opener Andrew Strauss hit 123 in the first Test on Thursday as cricket returned to centrestage in India after the Mumbai terror attacks.
The left-hander's 13th century after a first-wicket stand of 118 with Alastair Cook (52) lifted England to 229-5 by stumps on the opening day at the heavily guarded Chidambaram stadium. Andrew Flintoff was unbeaten on 18 and nightwatchman James Anderson was on two.
India fought back in the final session with four wickets to end the day with honours even on a barren wicket that is expected to turn later in the match.
The 45,000-seater stadium wore a deserted look as less than 1,000 fans watched the Test start just a fortnight after the Mumbai attacks that left 172 dead and injured more than 300.
England, who abandoned the one-day series and flew home after the attacks, agreed to return for the two-Test series after security checks and a shift in venues.
IND v ENG, 1st Test, Chennai, Day 1: England 229 for 5 v India

IND v ENG, 1st Test, Chennai: Rain threatens India-England cricket Test

Bad weather could disrupt the first Test between India and England, which is scheduled to start on Thursday.
Persistent rain since early Tuesday drenched the outfield at the Chidambaram stadium, denying India a full practice drill in the morning session. Kevin Pietersen's England, who trained later in the afternoon as the rains stopped for a brief period, also had a curtailed net session.
Forecasts suggest heavy rain over the next three days as a cyclonic storm in the Bay of Bengal moves towards this southern city, raising fears of a truncated match.
Parthasarthy Kannan, the chief groundsman at the stadium, was quoted in local papers as saying the heavy rains last month and the latest storm had hampered the preparation of the wicket.

Chennai, Mohali to host Tests

The two-match Test series between India and England has been rescheduled and would be played at Chennai (December 11-15) and Mohali (December 19-23), the Cricket Board announced.
BCCI Secretary N Srinivasan said in a media release that England have agreed to resume their tour of India that was halted after the first five ODIs were completed following the terror attack in Mumbai.
However, the final word on the tour would be given only after the England and Wales Cricket Board send their security consultant for discussions with the authorities in India.
England were originally scheduled to play the Test matches at Ahmedabad and Mumbai on the same dates before the Mumbai terror attack.

India vs England 2008-09 Cricket Series

India England Chennai Test

Scores

England won the toss and decided to bat
316 all out (128.4 overs)
311 for 9 (105.5 overs)
241 all out (69.4 overs)
387 for 4 (98.3 overs)

England 1st Innings - All out
 
 
Runs
Balls
4s
6s
Strauss c and b Mishra
123
233 15 0
Cook c Zaheer b Harbhajan
52
116 5 0
Bell lbw b Zaheer
17
51 1 0
Pietersen c and b Zaheer
4
33 0 0
Collingwood c Gambhir b Harbhajan
9
26 1 0
Flintoff c Gambhir b Mishra
18
75 2 0
Anderson c Yuvraj b Mishra
19
82 2 0
Prior not out
 
53
102 1 0
Swann c Dravid b Harbhajan
1
6 0 0
S Harmison c Dhoni b Yuvraj
6
23 0 0
Panesar lbw b I Sharma
6
26 0 0
Extras
 
1nb 7lb 8
 
Total
 
all out 316 (128.4 ovs)

Bowler
O
M
R
W
Zaheer 21.0 9 41 2
I Sharma 19.4 4 32 1
Harbhajan 38.0 2 96 3
Mishra 34.0 6 99 3
Yuvraj 15.0 2 33 1
Sehwag 1.0 0 8 0
Fall of wicket
 
118 Cook
164 Bell
180 Pietersen
195 Collingwood
221 Strauss
229 Flintoff
271 Anderson
277 Swann
304 S Harmison
316 Panesar

India 1st Innings - All out
 
 
Runs
Balls
4s
6s
Gambhir lbw b Swann
19
43 3 0
Sehwag
 
b Anderson
9
16 2 0
Dravid lbw b Swann
3
24 0 0
Tendulkar c and b Flintoff
37
48 4 1
Laxman c and b Panesar
24
60 3 0
Yuvraj c Flintoff b S Harmison
14
41 2 0
Dhoni c Pietersen b Panesar
53
82 5 0
Harbhajan c Bell b Panesar
40
58 7 0
Zaheer lbw b Flintoff
1
15 0 0
Mishra
 
b Flintoff
12
18 2 0
I Sharma not out
 
8
19 0 0
Extras
 
6nb 4b 11lb 21
 
Total
 
all out 241 (69.4 ovs)

Bowler
O
M
R
W
S Harmison 11.0 1 42 1
Anderson 11.0 3 28 1
Flintoff 18.4 2 49 3
Swann 10.0 0 42 2
Panesar 19.0 4 65 3
Fall of wicket
 
16 Sehwag
34 Gambhir
37 Dravid
98 Laxman
102 Tendulkar
137 Yuvraj
212 Harbhajan
217 Zaheer
219 Dhoni
241 Mishra

England 2nd Innings - Declared
 
 
Runs
Balls
4s
6s
Strauss c Laxman b Harbhajan
108
244 8 0
Cook c Dhoni b I Sharma
9
30 1 0
Bell c Gambhir b Mishra
7
13 1 0
Pietersen lbw b Yuvraj
1
5 0 0
Collingwood lbw b Zaheer
108
250 9 0
Flintoff c Dhoni b I Sharma
4
11 0 0
Prior c Sehwag b I Sharma
33
56 2 0
Swann
 
b Zaheer
7
21 0 0
S Harmison
 
b Zaheer
1
8 0 0
Anderson not out
 
1
4 0 0
Extras
 
7nb 2w 10b 13lb 32
 
Total
 
for 9 311 (105.5 ovs)

Bowler
O
M
R
W
Zaheer 27.0 7 40 3
I Sharma 22.5 1 57 3
Mishra 17.0 1 66 1
Yuvraj 3.0 1 12 1
Harbhajan 30.0 3 91 1
Sehwag 6.0 0 22 0
Fall of wicket
 
28 Cook
42 Bell
43 Pietersen
257 Strauss
262 Flintoff
277 Collingwood
297 Swann
301 S Harmison
311 Prior

India 2nd Innings - Close
 
 
Runs
Balls
4s
6s
Gambhir c Collingwood b Anderson
66
139 7 0
Sehwag lbw b Swann
83
68 11 4
Dravid c Prior b Flintoff
4
19 0 0
Tendulkar not out
 
103
196 9 0
Laxman c Bell b Swann
26
42 4 0
Yuvraj not out
 
85
131 8 1
Extras
 
4nb 4b 12lb 20
 
Total
 
for 4 387 (98.3 ovs)

Bowler
O
M
R
W
S Harmison 10.0 0 48 0
Anderson 11.0 1 51 1
Panesar 27.0 4 105 0
Flintoff 22.0 1 64 1
Swann 28.3 2 103 2
Fall of wicket
 
117 Sehwag
141 Dravid
183 Gambhir
224 Laxman

Umpires: B F Bowden, D J Harper
India: Sehwag, Gambhir, Dravid, Tendulkar, Laxman, Yuvraj, Dhoni (C/W), Harbhajan, Zaheer, I Sharma, Mishra
England: Cook, Strauss, Bell, Pietersen (C), Collingwood, Flintoff, Prior (W), S Harmison, Anderson, Panesar, Swann

Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.