India vs England Test Cricket series 2011

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India-England Test series 2011

India vs England Test Series 2011

Fourth Test, The Oval, 5th Day - England defeat India by an innings and 8 runs to wrap up the Test Series 4-0 [IND-ENG:-0-4 (4/4)]

Sachin Tendulkar came close to getting his 100th International century with 91 runs before falling lbw to Bresnan on the final day of the 4th Test against England. Tendulkar and Mishra (84) somewhat stabilized the Indian innings during the morning session when India did not lose any wickets. Mishra was bowled out by Graeme Swann, who took a total of 6 wickets to propel his team towards victory. After losing Tendulkar and Mishra, the Indian batting line-up crumbled, and from 262/5, the Indian side were all out for only 283.

England has now won the Test Series 4-0 beating India by huge margins in all tests.
Fourth Test, The Oval, day five: India 300 (Dravid 146*, Bresnan 3-54) and 283 (Tendulkar 91, Mishra 84) lose to England 591 for 6 dec by an innings and 8 runs

Fourth Test, The Oval, day four - Dravid slams 35th Test century, delays England victory

Dravid carried his bat to score 146 not out at The Oval as India recovered from their overnight position of 103-5 to post 300 all out in their first innings. It was his 3rd Test century in the series, scoring 461 runs and facing 965 balls. He's the now second-highest run scorer in Test cricket, averaging a shade under 53 for every innings he has played.At stumps, Sachin was not out on 35 and India 129-3, 162 runs behind England.
Fourth Test, The Oval, day four: India 300 (Dravid 146*, Bresnan 3-54) and 129 for 3 (Tendulkar 35*, Mishra 8*) trail England 591 for 6 dec by 162 runs

Third Test, Edgbaston, day four - India's reputation in tatters after humiliating loss [IND-ENG:-0-3 (3/4)]

England beat India by an innings and 242 runs at Edgbaston to take a 3-0 lead in the series and become the world's number one Test side. The progressively one-sided wins for England - first test by 196 runs, second by 319 runs and then the third by an innings and 242 runs point only to England completing a 4-0 victory at The Oval next week.
Third Test, Edgbaston, day four: England 710 for 7 dec (Cook 294, Morgan 104) beat India 224 (Dhoni 77, Broad 4-53, Bresnan 4-62) and 244 (Dhoni 74*, Anderson 4-85) by an innings and 242 runs

Third Test, Edgbaston, day three - Cook hits 294 as England make 710-7 against India

After batting for almost 13 hours, Alastair Cook fell six runs short of a triple century at Edgbaston as England racked up the third highest Test total in their history. Cook's effort was the sixth highest score by an Englishman, and the best since Graham Gooch's 333 against India in 1990.At stumps India, who saw Virender Sehwag complete a 'king pair' before the close, were 35 for one in their second innings -- still needing 451 more runs to make England bat again.
Third Test, Edgbaston, day three: India 224 and 35 for 1 (Gambhir 14*, Dravid 18*) trail England 710 for 7 dec (Cook 294, Morgan 104, Strauss 87, Pietersen 63, Bresnan 53*) by 451 runs

Third Test, Edgbaston, day one - England dominate struggling India

The recalled Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar managed just one run between them as England, who are already 2-0 up, took command on the opening day of the third cricket Test against India at Edgbaston. England were 84 without loss at stumps, trailing by 140 after dismissing the tourists for 224 after tea.India made three changes with injured off-spinner Harbhajan Singh replaced by leg-spinner Amit Mishra, fit-again opener Sehwag coming in for Abhinav Mukund and opener Gautam Gambhir returning for the injured Yuvraj Singh.
Third Test, Edgbaston, day one: England 84 for 0 (Strauss 52*, Cook 27*) trail India 224 (Dhoni 77, Broad 4-53, Bresnan 4-62) by 140 runs

Second Test, Trent Bridge, day four - England destroy India [IND-ENG:-0-2 (2/4)]

England beat India by a crushing 319 run margin with a day to spare in the second test after rallying from a potentially disastrous position of 88-6 on day one at Trent Bridge. With this victory, they secured the two-match lead it needs to take cricket's No. 1 Test ranking away from India. Tim Bresnan, playing only because of the hamstring injury to Chris Tremlett, was the hero, taking five wickets after hitting a brutal 90 to set India a near-impossible target of 478 runs to win the match. Stuart Broad was declared the man-of-the-match for his 64 runs and 6-46 in the first innings, and 44 and 2-30 in the second.India were 129-8 at tea, with the help of Harbhajan Singh, whose 46 was one of the few bright spots of the Indian innings. Sachin top scored with 56.
Second Test, Trent Bridge, day four: England 221 (Broad 64, Praveen 3-45) and 544 (Bell 159, Pietersen 63, Morgan 70, Prior 73, Bresnan 90, Praveen 4-124) beat India 288 (Dravid 117, Laxman 54, Yuvraj 62, Broad 6-46) and 158 (Tendulkar 56, Bresnan 5-48) by 319 runs

Second Test, Trent Bridge, day three - England lead by 374 runs

A stunning 159 from Ian Bell took England from the jaws of defeat to within sight of an incredible victory in the second Test against India. When stumps were drawn England, who started the day trailing India’s first innings by 43 runs, were 441-6 in their second innings to finish 374 runs ahead. The bizarre run-out of Ian Bell and the reinstatement was the major story of the day, with the Indian team taking the blame from English commentators first for "appealing unsportingly" and then when he was allowed to play, for "trampling the rule of law for protecting the spirit of the game". Having completed three runs with Eoin Morgan following a misfield by Praveen Kumar, he sprinted off the field believing the umpires had called time, only to see his bails removed, and given out.
Second Test, Trent Bridge, day three: England 221 and 441 for 6 (Bell 159, Pietersen 63, Morgan 70, Prior 64*) lead India 288 by 374 runs

Second Test, Trent Bridge, day two - Dravid, Broad share honours

Stuart Broad took a hat-trick against India to fire England back into the second Test on a sensational second day at Trent Bridge. Broad's six-wicket haul which included a spell that read 5.1-2-5-5, all but overshadowed Rahul Dravid’s fighting century - a record-equalling 34 Test match centuries that puts him at par with Sunil Gavaskar and Brian Lara. It was Dravid's second consecutive hundred in the series, and his effort was well supported by half centuries from VVS Laxman (54) and comeback man Yuvraj Singh (62) which helped India earn a vital 67 run lead despite losing the last six wickets for 21. England were 24/1 at stumps, still trailing India by 43 runs. With Trott unavailable to bat in the second innings with an injury, England are effectively 24/2 leaving India still in the driver's seat despite their late collapse.
Second Test, Trent Bridge, day two: England 221 and 24 for 1 trail India 288 (Dravid 117, Yuvraj 62, Laxman 54, Broad 6-46) by 43 runs

Second Test, Trent Bridge, day one - Stuart Broad leads England fightback

Nottinghamshire all-rounder Stuart Broad hit a swashbuckling fifty after the hosts collapsed to 124-8 at tea at Trent Bridge on day one of the second cricket test. An entertaining partnership of 73 between Broad (64) and Graeme Swann swung the momentum England's way and hoisted their total to a potentially competitive 221. India had won the toss and elected to bowl in the morning. India trailed by 197 runs at the close, with VVS Laxman unbeaten on 13 and Rahul Dravid on 7 not out after Abhinav Mukund had been caught by Kevin Pietersen off the first ball of the innings from James Anderson (1-10).
Second Test, Trent Bridge, day one: India 24 for 1 trail England 221 (Broad 64, Praveen 3-45, Ishant 3-66, Sreesanth 3-77) by 197 runs

Second Test, Trent Bridge - India lose Zaheer to injury

India bowler Zaheer Khan has been ruled out of Friday's second Test against England because of a hamstring injury he picked up during the first Test at Lord's last week.England (from): Andrew Strauss (Captain), Alastair Cook, Jonathan Trott, Kevin Pietersen, Ian Bell, Eoin Morgan, Matt Prior (Wicket Keeper), Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, Graeme Swann, Chris Tremlett, James Anderson, Steven Finn.
India (from): Mahendra Dhoni (capt, wk), Abhinav Mukund, Gautam Gambhir, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Praveen Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Sreesanth, Munaf Patel.
Second Test, Trent Bridge: 29 July - 2 August; Start time: 1100 BST

First Test, Lords, day five - Anderson claims five-wicket haul as England beat India [IND-ENG:-0-1 (1/4)]

James Anderson bowled England to a memorable victory over India by 196 runs in the historic 2000th Test. Fast-medium bowler Anderson took 5-65 as India, which began the fifth day on 80-1, collapsed in the evening session. His haul included the wickets of Suresh Raina, who made 78, and Sachin Tendulkar, out for 12 to be left stranded on 99 international hundreds. Broad claimed 3-57.Kevin Pietersen was named man of the match for his 202 not out in the first innings. The series continues with the second Test at Trent Bridge, starting Friday.
First Test, Lords, day five: England 474 for 8 decl. (Pietersen 202*, Trott 71, Praveen 5-106) and 269 for 6 decl. (Prior 103*, Broad 74*, Ishant 4-59) beat India 286 (Dravid 103*, Broad 4-37, Tremlett 3-80) and 261 (Raina 78, Laxman 56, Anderson 5-65, Broad 3-57) by 196 runs

First Test, Lords, day four - Dravid, Laxman hold fort for India

Rahul Dravid at number 2 and Venkatsai Laxman at number 3 held firm as India eyed a record-breaking chase in the first Test. They further need 378 runs in a minimum of 98 overs to reach their victory target of 458 - which no chasing side has ever scored in the fourth innings. Gautam Gambhir and Sachin Tendulkar were not available to bat in their usual positions because of injury and illness respectively.England had collapsed to five for 62 earlier, before Prior came in and scored his sixth century in 44 Tests and second in as many at Lord’s following his 126 against Sri Lanka last month. Stuart Broad, who’d led England’s attack with four for 37 in India’s first innings, gave Prior excellent support in an unbroken seventh-wicket stand of 162. Ishant Sharma picked up his ninth haul of four wickets or more, and ended up with 22-6-59-4 in England's 269/6 wickets declared.
First Test, Lords, day four: India 286 and 80 for 1 (Dravid 34*, Laxman 32*, Broad 1-12) need 378 to beat England 474 for 8 dec and 269 for 6 dec (Prior 103*, Broad 74*, Ishant 4-59)

First Test, Lords, day three - England opens up big lead over India despite Dravid ton

Chasing the home team's formidable first innings score of 474-8 decl, India managed 286 in reply, with the help of a 103 from Dravid. The 220-ball knock - his 33rd Test hundred - was inclusive of 15 hits to the fence. However the day belonged to England, and especially Broad, who answered his critics with a superb exhibition of fast bowling to post figures of 4-37 from 22 overs.England, who reached 5-0 in five overs at the close to establish a lead of 193 are now in total control of the match.
First Test, Lords, day three: England 474 for 8 decl and 5 for 0 lead India 286 (Dravid 103*, Abhinav 49, Broad 4-37, Tremlett 3-80) by 193 runs

First Test, Lords, day two - Kevin Pietersen hits a double as Dhoni bowls, exposing chinks in armour

England declared their innings for a mammoth 474 for 8 immediately after Kevin Pietersen reached his double on Day 2 of the Lord's test. Pietersen received ample support through stands worth 110, 120 and 61 with Ian Bell, Matt Prior and Graeme Swann. It was his fifth century at Lord's.
Indian Openers Gautam Gambhir and Abhinav Mukund played out the new ball without any hiccups to end the Day at 17/0, 457 runs behind. With Zaheer Khan out with a hamstring injury, Praveen Kumar swung his way on to the Lord's honours board through a maiden five-for, and Dhoni, in his bid to share the load with his two pacers Praveen and Ishant, bowled 8 overs for 23 runs.
First Test, Lords, day two: India 17 for 0 trail England 474 for 8 decl. (Pietersen 202*, Prior 71, Praveen 5-106) by 457 runs

First Test, Lords, day one - England make solid start

The 2000 Test match got off to a rain-disrupted start at Lord's Thursday. Jonathan Trott on 58 not out and Kevin Pietersen on 22 were at the crease when rain stopped play. Their unbroken stand of 65 came after England captain Strauss miscued Zaheer during his spell of 4-4-0-1 to be out for 22 and leave his side 62 for two wickets. An injury to tormentor-in-chief, Zaheer Khan, allowed them to breathe easy after his second spell of 11-7-9-2.
First Test, Lords, day one: England 127 for 2 (Trott 58*, Pietersen 22*, Zaheer 2-18) v India

First Test, Lords - Tendulkar could reach 100th hundred in 2000th test

Batting superstar Sachin Tendulkar, 38, has the opportunity to mark the 2000 test match at the ‘home of cricket’, as Lord’s likes to call itself, with an unprecedented 100th international hundred. The match is also the 100th Test between England, who gave birth to cricket, and India, now top of the ICC’s Test rankings, the 50-over world champions and the sport’s financial powerhouse. England can overtake India at the top of the world rankings if they beat the visitors by a margin of at least two matches.
First Test, Lords: 21-25 July Start time: 1100 BST

India in England 2011

Test Series - Yuvraj makes the cut, Kohli dropped

Batting superstar Sachin Tendulkar, on the verge of an unprecedented 100th international century, returned Saturday to a strong Indian squad for the upcoming Test series in England. Gautam Gambhir and Abhinav Mukund will open the innings for India in the first two tests. Sehwag who is undergoing rehabilitation following a shoulder surgery will join the squad as the 17th member after a fortnight. Yuvraj Singh was handed another Test lifeline as Virat Kohli didn't do too well in the three innings that he got in West Indies so far. Sreesanth along with Zaheer Khan, Munaf Patel, Ishant Sharma and Praveen Kumar, complete the five-man pace attack while the two spinners are Harbhajan Singh and Amit Mishra. The four-Test series starts at Lord's on July 21, followed by a one-off Twenty20 match and five one-day internationals. The team for the limited-overs matches will be announced later. The series will be 77-days long. India won their last Test series in England in 2007 under Rahul Dravid. India Test Squad for England: MS Dhoni (Captain), Gautam Gambhir (vice-captain), Abhinav Mukund, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, Suresh Raina, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, S Sreesanth, Praveen Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Munaf Patel, Amit Mishra, Yuvraj Singh, Wriddhiman Saha.

Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.