RBS Cup 1st Test: India v England at Chennai, Dec 11-15, 2008, Highlights, Final Scorecard

December 12th, 2008 Posted in RBS Cup, Scorecard, Test Match

England’s day. They crossed 300 thanks to a dour nightwatchman’s innings from James Anderson and a half-century from Matt Prior in his comeback innings. The bowlers then took six Indian wickets to put England in charge of this Test.

There were successful and tense spells of fast bowling from James Anderson and Andrew Flintoff as India crashed to 137 for 6, but it was that stunning first over in Test cricket from Graeme Swann, just before tea, that will hog the headlines. Swann removed Gautam Gambhir and Rahul Dravid and India were stunned.

Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman put on 61, but their departure in consecutive overs to Monty Panesar and Flintoff hurt India plenty. To ice off the cake, Steve Harmison dismissed Yuvraj Singh just before stumps.

A fantastic day of test cricket. Not in the modern sense but very much in the proper sense indeed. Not many runs coming but plenty of action. 11 wickets were lost today and the team which looked in command last evening seems to have lost control over the situation completely. England at the moment are on top of things with India not even half way through the English total. The English quickies peppered the Indians with some good bowling but the damage was done by the debutant when he picked up 2 wickets in his very first over in tests. England will look to restrict India to as less as possible and if they get a decent lead, India will certainly find things tougher. Do join us tomorrow for all the action from Day 3.

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 Status: India trail by 161 runs
Match State: Day 2: Stumps
 
Batting: India 1st Innings
Batsmen India (155/6 in 45 ovs) Runs Balls 4’s 6’s SR
Gautam Gambhir lbw b G Swann 19 43 3 0 44.19
Virender Sehwag b J Anderson 9 16 2 0 56.25
Rahul Dravid lbw b G Swann 3 24 0 0 12.50
Sachin Tendulkar c & b A Flintoff 37 48 4 1 77.08
VVS Laxman c & b M Panesar 24 60 3 0 40.00
Yuvraj Singh c A Flintoff b S Harmison 14 41 2 0 34.15
Mahendra Singh Dhoni (c) (wk) batting 24 35 3 0 68.57
Harbhajan Singh batting 13 6 3 0 216.67
Amit Mishra            
Zaheer Khan            
Ishant Sharma            
Extras: b – 2, w – 0, nb – 3, lb – 7 12  
Total: (155 for 6 in 45 overs) 155 Run Rate: 3.44
 
Fall Of Wickets
1/16 (Virender Sehwag, 5.2 ov.), 2/34 (Gautam Gambhir, 13.3 ov.), 3/37 (Rahul Dravid, 13.6 ov.), 4/98 (VVS Laxman, 31.2 ov.), 5/102 (Sachin Tendulkar, 32.1 ov.), 6/137 (Yuvraj Singh, 43.2 ov.)
 
Bowling: England
Bowler O M R W Nb Wd ER
Stephen Harmison 8 1 29 1 0 0 3.6
James Anderson 10 3 26 1 0 0 2.6
Andrew Flintoff 12 2 26 1 3 0 2.2
Graeme Swann 7 0 35 2 0 0 5.0
Monty Panesar 8 2 30 1 0 0 3.8
 
Batting: England 1st Innings
Batsmen England (316/10 in 128.4 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 c G Gambhir b A Mishra 18 75 2 0 24.00
James Anderson c Y Singh b A Mishra 19 82 2 0 23.17
Matthew Prior (wk) not out 53 102 1 0 51.96
Graeme Swann c R Dravid b H Singh 1 6 0 0 16.67
Stephen Harmison c M Dhoni b Y Singh 6 23 0 0 26.09
Monty Panesar lbw b I Sharma 6 26 0 0 23.08
Extras: b – 0, w – 0, nb – 1, lb – 7 8  
Total: (316 for 10 in 128.4 overs) 316 Run Rate: 2.46
 
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.), 6/229 (Andrew Flintoff, 92.5 ov.), 7/271 (James Anderson, 110.4 ov.), 8/277 (Graeme Swann, 113.4 ov.), 9/304 (Stephen Harmison, 122.3 ov.), 10/316 (Monty Panesar, 128.4 ov.)
 
Bowling: India
Bowler O M R W Nb Wd ER
Zaheer Khan 21 9 41 2 0 0 2.0
Ishant Sharma 19.4 4 32 1 1 0 1.6
Harbhajan Singh 38 2 96 3 0 0 2.5
Amit Mishra 34 6 99 3 0 0 2.9
Yuvraj Singh 15 2 33 1 0 0 2.2
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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