India vs England Cricket series, England tour of India 2012


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India vs England Cricket series, England tour of India 2012

England tour India in two stages

England to play four Tests and two Twenty20s before Christmas, 5 ODIs in the New Year

The ECB announced the itinerary for England’s 2012/13 winter tours of India which will include four Tests and two Twenty20s before Christmas and five one-day internationals in the New Year. India has a packed cricket schedule this year. Pakistan tour India in the middle of England's tour to India.
India vs England Cricket Series 2012-2013

India vs England Cricket Series 2012

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4th Test India vs England at Nagpur

Nagpur Test, day five: England seal historic series win in India [IND-ENG:1-2(4/4)]

Jonathan Trott and Ian Bell both hit centuries as England won a series in India for the first time since 1984-85 - when the present England skipper Alastair Cook was barely a month old. He also became the first man to score a century in each of his first five Tests as England captain during the course of this series.
Day five: England 330 (Pietersen 73, Root 73, Prior 57, Swann 56, Chawla 4-69) and 352/4 decl (Trott 143, Bell 116*) drew with India 326/9 decl (Kohli 103, Dhoni 99, Anderson 4-81)

Nagpur Test, day four: England well in sight of a series win

Jonathan Trott (66 not out) and Ian Bell (24 no) added 67 for the fourth wicket to take England closer to a series victory in Nagpur. Earlier in the morning, the Indian tail added just 29 runs in 13 overs in 62 minutes to get within four runs of England's first innings total, before declaring at 326/9.
Day four, stumps: England 330 (Pietersen 73, Root 73, Chawla 4-69) and 161/3 (Trott 66*, Bell 24*) lead India 326/9 decl (Kohli 103, Dhoni 99) by 165 runs

Nagpur Test, day three: Kohli, Dhoni lead India's fight back

A marathon stand of 198 between Dhoni and Kohli helped India fight back against England on day three. However the last session belonged to England as they took 3 wickets. Mahendra Dhoni was run out for 99 and Virat Kohli was lbw for 103 right after the drinks break. India finished the day three on 297/8, 33 runs behind England.
Day three, stumps: India 297/8 (Kohli 103, Dhoni 99) trail England 330 (Pietersen 73, Root 73, Chawla 4-69) by 33 runs

Nagpur Test: Zaheer, Yuvraj dropped

Sachin Tendulkar, 39, kept his spot as India dropped Zaheer Khan, Yuvraj Singh and Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh from their Test squad following the seven-wicket defeat by England in the third Test. Fast bowler Parvinder Awana and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja receive their first Test call-ups, while leg-spinner Piyush Chawla replaces Harbhajan. Ravindra Jadeja hit two triple centuries in the Ranji Trophy and was recently in the news for being the first Indian to hit three triple centuries. Parvinder Awana was among the top three wicket-takers last season and has already got two five-for in the two Ranji Trophy matches this season. India Squad for Nagpur Test: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (c), Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin Piyush Chawla, Ishant Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Ashok Dinda, M Vijay, Parvinder Awana.

3rd Test India vs England at Kolkata

Kolkata Test, day five: England beat India by 7 wickets [IND-ENG:1-2(3/4)]

Chasing a modest 41-run target, England stuttered as they lost three quick wickets, but in the end won in 12.1 overs to take a 2-1 series lead. This was India's first back-to-back Test losses at home since 1999-2000.
Day five: England 523 (Cook 190, Trott 87, Compton 57, Pietersen 54) and 41/3 beat India 316 (Sachin 76, Gambhir 60, Dhoni 52, Panesar 4-90) and 247 (Ashwin 91*) by 7 wickets

Kolkata Test, day four: India avoid innings defeat in Eden Test

Ravichandran Ashwin's unbeaten 83 ensured that England will need to bat again on day five to secure victory in the third Test with India. Along with Ashwin, Pragyan Ojha remained unbeaten on three as India ended the day at 239 for nine.Earlier in the morning, India took four wickets for 14 runs to bowl out England for 523 runs and restrict the first innings lead to 207 runs.
Day four: India 316 (Sachin 76, Gambhir 60, Dhoni 52, Panesar 4-90) and 239/9 (Ashwin 83*) lead England 523 (Cook 190, Trott 87, Compton 57, Pietersen 54) in 167.3 overs by 32 runs

Kolkata Test, day three: Cook misses double ton but England in command

England continued to dominate India on the third day of the third Test at Eden Gardens, ending the day at 509/6, a lead of 193 runs. England's captain Alastair Cook fell 10 short of what would have been his third double-century, but his team is in prime position to push for victory, and a 2-1 series lead.
Day three, stumps: England 509/6 (Cook 190, Trott 87, Compton 57, Pietersen 54) in 163 overs lead India 316 (Sachin 76, Gambhir 60, Dhoni 52, Panesar 4-90) by 193 runs

Kolkata Test, day two: Alastair Cook's record century puts England in control against India

Alastair Cook became England's leading century maker (23 tons), moving ahead of Boycott, Colin Cowdrey, Wally Hammond and current team-mate Kevin Pietersen, as he reached his fifth consecutive Test hundred as captain. Cook made 136 not out as England reached 216/1 in reply to India's 316 all out at the close of day two at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Earlier, MS Dhoni hit a crucial half century for India, batting with the tail to take India to 316 from the overnight score of 273 for seven.
Day two: England 216/1 (Cook 136*, Compton 57) in 73 overs trail India 316 (Sachin 76, Gambhir 60, Dhoni 52, Panesar 4-90) by 100 runs

Kolkata Test, day one: Sachin fifty leads Indian fightback

Sachin Tendulkar scored his 66th Test fifty, his first in ten innings, on the first day of the 3rd test but England claimed the honours by reducing a jittery India to 273 for seven. James Anderson took three wickets and Monty Panesar two. For India, Gautam Gambhir made 60 and was involved in the run-out of Virender Sehwag. At stumps Dhoni was on 22 and Zaheer Khan on 0. India XI: Sehwag, Gambhir, Pujara, Tendulkar, Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Dhoni (C/W), Ashwin, Zaheer Khan, Ojha, Ishant Sharma England XI: Cook (C), Compton, Trott, Pietersen, Bell, Patel, Prior (W), Swann, Panesar, Anderson, Finn
Day one: India 273/7 (Gambhir 60, Sachin 76) in 90 overs vs England


2nd Test India vs England at Mumbai

Mumbai Test, day four: India crash to humiliating ten-wicket defeat [IND-ENG:1-1(2/4)]

England inflicted a humiliating ten-wicket defeat upon India on the 4th day of the second Test match at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, to level the four-Test series 1-1. England openers captain Alastair Cook (18*) and Nick Compton (30*) knocked down the required 57 runs in 9.4 overs.
Day four: England 413 (Alastair Cook 122, Kevin Pietersen 186, Ojha 5-143) and 58/0 beat India 327 (Pujara 135, Ashwin 68, Swann 4-70, Panesar 5-118) and 142 (Gambhir 65, Panesar 6-81) by 10 wickets

Mumbai Test, day three: Monty Panesar's spin take England near massive Test victory over India

Gautam Gambhir was on a determined 53 and Harbhajan Singh on a single at the end of play on day three after Panesar finished the day on 5-61. India slumped to 117 for seven at stumps in their second innings after Pragyan Ojha took 5-143 to help dismiss England at tea for 413 – a lead of 86. Alastair Cook (122) and Kevin Pietersen (186) struck record-equalling 22nd Test centuries after resuming the day on 178 for two. Both men drew level with three all-time great English batsmen - Wally Hammond, Geoff Boycott and Colin Cowdrey.
Day three: India 327 (Pujara 135, Ashwin 68, Swann 4-70, Panesar 5-118) and 117/7 (Gambhir 53*, Panesar 5-61) lead England 413 (Alastair Cook 122, Kevin Pietersen 186, Ojha 5-143) by 31 runs

Mumbai Test, day two: Cook & Pietersen defy India spin

England's Alastair Cook and Kevin Pietersen overcame a trial by spin in an unbroken stand of 110 as England reached 178-2 on day two. Cook batted for 251 minutes and faced 209 balls, striking a six and ten fours, while the more aggressive Pietersen was batting on 62 after a stay of 127 minutes during which he faced 85 balls and hit nine fours. A century for either player would be their 22nd in Tests, equalling the England record held by Geoffrey Boycott, Colin Cowdrey and Walter Hammond.Earlier, Cheteshwar Pujara was out - stumped Prior bowled Swann for 135 - for the first time in the series. In between, he scored 382 runs in just under 17 hours, facing 790 balls spread across three innings. India were all out for 327 with Ashwin (68), Harbhajan Singh (21), Zaheer Khan (11) all scoring useful runs towards the end. Swann took four for 70, while Panesar ended up with five for 129.
Day two: England 178/2 (Cook 87*, Pietersen 62*) trail India 327 (Pujara 135, Ashwin 68, Swann 4-70, Panesar 5-118) by 149 runs

Mumbai Test, day one: Panesar (4-91) upstaged by Pujara (114*)

Cheteshwar Pujara cracked his second consecutive Test century and remained unbeaten on 114 on a turning track at the Wankhede Stadium. Along with Ravichandran Ashwin (60 batting), Pujara took India to a comfortable 266/6 at close after they were reeling at 119/5 at one stage. Earlier, Monty Panesar removed Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar as India took lunch on 87/3 on day one after Dhoni won the toss in Sehwag's 100th test match. Sehwag managed 30, and Sachin Tendulkar - perhaps playing on his home ground at the highest level for the last time - just eight. Panesar, back for his first Test in eight months after a clamour for his inclusion, ended the day with four for 91. India XI: Sehwag, Gambhir, Pujara, Tendulkar, Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Dhoni (C/W), Harbhajan Singh, Ashwin, Zaheer Khan, Ojha England XI: Cook (C), Compton, Trott, Pietersen, Bairstow, Patel, Prior (W), Broad, Swann, Anderson, Panesar
Day one, stumps: India 266/6 (Pujara 114*, Ashwin 60*, Panesar 4-91) vs England


1st Test India vs England at Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad Test, day five: India trounce England by 9 wickets [IND-ENG:1-0(1/4)]

India won the first cricket Test against England by nine wickets at Motera in Ahmedabad on Monday to take the lead in the four-match series. England lost both Alastair Cook (176) and Matt Prior (91), who kept them alive on day four, to Pragyan Ojha in the morning and soon after were bowled out for 406. Ojha finished with 4-120 and the match ended before lunch on the final day. Set 77 to win, India lost Virender Sehwag (25), but Cheteshwar Pujara (41*) and Virat Kohli (11*) took them to victory inside 16 overs.
Day five, stumps: India 521/8 decl (Sehwag 117, Pujara 206*) and 80/1 beat England 191 (Ojah 5-45) and 406 (follow-on; Cook 176, Prior 91, Ojah 4-120) by 9 wkts

Ahmedabad Test, day four: Cook, Prior give England a 10-runs lead, and hope

Skipper Alistair Cook, who has faced 341 balls and struck 20 fours for his 168 - his 21st Test century, was given splendid support by Matt Prior, who was not out on 84 that came off 190 balls. The 141-run partnership between them helped England wipe out the deficit and score 340 for five at the end of play on the fourth day. After lunch, Umesh Yadav trapped Ian Bell lbw on 22 before the right-armer dismissed new batsman Samit Patel with the very next ball. But Prior came in and steadied the ship with Cook as the tourists reached 264-5 at tea before batting out the evening session.Meanwhile, India opener Gautam Gambhir cut short his stay in Ahmedabad to return home and be with his family following his grandmother's death. He is expected to join the team in Ahmedabad for the final day's play.
Day four, stumps: England 191 (Ojah 5-45) and 340/5 (follow-on; Cook 168*, Prior 84*) lead India 521/8 decl (Sehwag 117, Pujara 206*) by 10 runs

Ahmedabad Test, day three: Following on, Cook, Compton take England to 111

England openers Alastair Cook (74*) and Nick Compton (34*) defied India's bowling attack to reduce their deficit to 219 runs at stumps on the third day of the first Test against India at Motera in Ahmedabad. Earlier, Pragyan Ojha took five wickets as India bundled out England for 191 runs in the first innings and enforced the follow-on with a massive lead of 330 runs.
Day three, stumps: Englad 191 (Ojah 5-45) and 111/0 (follow-on; Cook 74*) trail India 521/8 decl (Sehwag 117, Pujara 206*) by 219 runs

Ahmedabad Test, day two: Pujara score double, England three down

A Cheteshwar Pujara double hundred and three late wickets put India in complete control of the first Test against England in Ahmedabad. For India, Pujara made an unbeaten 206, with Yuvraj Singh adding 74. Graeme Swann claimed 5-144. England need another 281 runs to avoid the follow on.
Day two, stumps: England 41/3 in 18.0 ov trail India 521/8 decl in 160 overs (Sehwag 117, Pujara 206*) by 480 runs

Ahmedabad Test, day one: Sehwag and Pujara put India in control

Virender Sehwag hit a trademark swift hundred and Cheteshwar Pujara was left unbeaten on 98 overnight as India reached 4 for 323 against England in the first Test. India XI: Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Cheteshwar Pujara, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Mahendra Dhoni (capt & wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Zaheer Khan, Umesh Yadav, Pragyan Ojha. England XI: Alastair Cook (Captain), Nick Compton, Jonathan Trott, Kevin Pietersen, Ian Bell, Samit Patel, Matt Prior (Wicket Keeper), Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, Graeme Swann, James Anderson.
Ahmedabad Test, day one, stumps: India 323/4 in 90 overs (Sehwag 117, Pujara 98*) vs England

Revenge on India's mind

The first match of the four-Test series against England starts in Ahmedabad Motera on Thursday, with India looking to exact revenge for the humiliation they suffered on their last trip to England. Both teams will be without the services of fast bowlers Ishant Sharma (viral fever) and Steven Finn (thigh strain) in the first test. Both Dhoni and Cook expected the dry surface at the Motera stadium to assist spin, but added its unknown quality would generate considerable interest for the two teams. With spin being looked as the decisive factor in this series, there will be huge pressure on the Indian trio of R Ashwin, Pragyan Ojha and Harbhajan Singh. India XI: Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Cheteshwar Pujara, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Mahendra Dhoni (capt & wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Zaheer Khan, Umesh Yadav, Pragyan Ojha. England XI: Alastair Cook (Captain), Nick Compton, Jonathan Trott, Kevin Pietersen, Ian Bell, Samit Patel, Matt Prior (Wicket Keeper), Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, Graeme Swann, James Anderson.

England Tour of India

Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan back in the test squad vs England

India have named Yuvraj Singh in their squad for the first two tests against England, marking the all-rounder's return to the five-day game following treatment for cancer. The 30-year-old was included in a 15-man squad for the first two Tests of the four-match series against England which starts on November 15 in Ahmedabad. Yuvraj has played 37 Tests since his international debut in 2000, scoring 1,775 runs at 34.80 with three centuries.

The new selection panel headed by Sandeep Patil also included senior off-spinner Harbhajan Singh and Tamil Nadu opener Murali Vijay in place of S Badrinath, while dropping left-hander Suresh Raina. India Squad for first and second Tests: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (c), Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh, Cheteshwar Pujara, R Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Pragyan Ojha, Ajinkya Rahane, Harbhajan Singh, Ishant Sharma, Murali Vijay, Zaheer Khan.

England's warm-up matches

England XI vs Mumbai A

England's second warm-up match against Mumbai A ended in a draw on Thursday with the tourists reaching 149/2 from 52 overs in their second innings. Earlier, their bowlers did a superb job of wrapping up the Mumbai A innings for 286, which had resumed on 232/4. England's final practice game starts on Thursday against Haryana in Ahmedabad.
England 345/9 decl (Jonathan Bairstow 118, Eoin Morgan 76, Samit Patel 59*) and 149/2 (Nick Compton 64*) drew with Mumbai A 286 (Hiken Shah 92, Cheteshwar Pujara 87) by 59 runs

India A vs England XI

Alastair Cook and Samit Patel scored centuries against India A in the first warm-up match that ended in a draw. For India, Yuvraj Singh took five for 94 from 26.5 overs - his first five wicket haul in domestic circuit - and scored 59 and 14.
India 369 (Tiwary 93, Mukund 73, Yuvraj Singh 59) and 124/4 (Rahane 54) drew with England XI 426 (Cook 119, Samit Patel 104, Yuvraj Singh 5-94)

India vs England Test and T20 schedule

Oct-Dec 2012

DateMatchVenue
October 25Team departs UK 
October 30-November 1Tour match 1Mumbai, CCI
November 3-5Tour match 2Mumbai, BKC
November 8-11Tour match 3Ahmedabad, Motera ‘B’ Ground
November 15-191st Test - England vs IndiaAhmedabad, Motera
November 23-272nd Test - England vs IndiaMumbai, Wankhede Stadium
December 5-93rd Test - England vs IndiaKolkata, Eden Gardens
December 13-174th Test - England vs IndiaNagpur, Jamtha VCA Stadium
December 201st T20I - England vs IndiaPune, Shara Stadium
December 222nd T20I - England vs IndiaMumbai, Wankhede Stadium
December 23Team departs India 

England ODI schedule - Tour to India 2013

Jan 2013

DateMatchVenue
January 2Team departs UK 
January 6Tour match (D/N)Delhi, Feroze Shah Kotla
January 8Tour matchDelhi, Services Ground
January 111st ODI (D/N) - England vs IndiaRajkot, SCA Stadium
January 152nd ODI (D/N) - England vs IndiaKochi, Jawarharlal Nehru Stadium
January 193rd ODI (D/N) - England vs IndiaRanchi, JSCA International Stadium
January 234th ODI (D/N) - England vs IndiaDharamsala, HPCA Cricket Stadium
January 275th ODI (D/N) - England vs IndiaMohali, PCA Stadium
January 28Team departs India 

Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.