Day 1 India vs England, 1st Test MA Chidambaram Stadium-Chepauk, Chennai, December 11-15, 2008

December 11th, 2008 Posted in RBS Cup, Scorecard, Test Match

Excellent session this for India. They picked up 4 wickets in it and more importantly, took the wicket of Strauss in this session. England never really scored at a threatening pace all through the day but they had done well not to give India wickets in the first 2 sessions. However, the efforts were undone in the last session with Zaheer leading from the front. The Indians will look to go full throttle tomorrow morning and with the new ball due, Ishant and Zaheer might just give the batsmen a tough time. The highlight of the match is after Tea Zahir Khan took 2 big wickets.

India will be happy with having kept England to 229 for 5 after the openers added 118 in 40 overs. Andrew Strauss hit a classy 123, his 13th Test hundred, but England collapsed from 164 for 1 to 221 for 5. Zaheer Khan was the pick of India’s bowlers, reverse-swinging the ball both ways and taking out two wickets. Paul Collingwood received a dreadful decision and then Amit Mishra took a smart return catch to cut off Strauss late into the day.

England in India, 2008
India vs England, 1st Test
MA Chidambaram Stadium-Chepauk, Chennai, December 11-15, 2008
Match Information
Umpires: Billy Bowden (NZ) & Daryl Harper (Aus)
Third Umpire: Suresh Shastri (Ind)
Match Referee: Jeff Crowe (NZ)
Toss: England (Elected to bat)
Match State: Day 1: Stumps
 
Batting: England 1st Innings
Batsmen England (229/5 in 90 ovs) Runs Balls 4’s 6’s SR
Andrew Strauss c & b A Mishra 123 233 15 0 52.79
Alastair Cook c Z Khan b H Singh 52 116 5 0 44.83
Ian Bell lbw b Z Khan 17 51 1 0 33.33
Kevin Pietersen (c) c & b Z Khan 4 33 0 0 12.12
Paul Collingwood c G Gambhir b H Singh 9 26 1 0 34.62
Andrew Flintoff batting 18 64 2 0 28.12
James Anderson batting 2 17 0 0 11.76
Matthew Prior (wk)            
Graeme Swann            
Stephen Harmison            
Monty Panesar            
Extras: b – 0, w – 0, nb – 0, lb – 4 4  
Total: (229 for 5 in 90 overs) 229 Run Rate: 2.54
 
Fall Of Wickets
1/118 (Alastair Cook, 39.6 ov.), 2/164 (Ian Bell, 57.2 ov.), 3/180 (Kevin Pietersen, 65.4 ov.), 4/195 (Paul Collingwood, 72.2 ov.), 5/221 (Andrew Strauss, 83.3 ov.)
 
Bowling: India
Bowler O M R W Nb Wd ER
Zaheer Khan 17 7 36 2 0 0 2.1
Ishant Sharma 15 2 29 0 0 0 1.9
Harbhajan Singh 26 2 67 2 0 0 2.6
Amit Mishra 20 4 63 1 0 0 3.2
Yuvraj Singh 11 2 22 0 0 0 2.0
Virender Sehwag 1 0 8 0 0 0 8.0
 
The Teams
India: Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, Yuvraj Singh, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (c)(w), Amit Mishra, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Ishant Sharma, Murali Vijay(sub), Subramaniam Badrinath(sub), Pragyan Ojha(sub), Munaf Patel(sub)

England: Andrew Strauss, Alastair Cook, Ian Bell, Kevin Pietersen (c), Paul Collingwood, Andrew Flintoff, Matthew Prior(w), Graeme Swann, James Anderson, Stephen Harmison, Monty Panesar, Stuart Broad(sub), Tim Ambrose(sub), Owais Shah(sub), Amjad Khan(sub)

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