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Day 5

863dThe Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

India bat all day in stalemate

Stuart Binny's 78 helped India draw the first Test comfortably after England had given them a scare with three wickets for 17 runs in the first hour

863dSidharth Monga at Trent Bridge

Binny's selection does not prove trivial

Why had Stuart Binny been picked in this Test? It was probably not with a match-saving innings in mind, but that's what he produced just when India were threatening to topple apart

863dMark Nicholas at Trent Bridge

Signs a corner has been turned by England

The hosts appeared to play with a different attitude at Trent Bridge. No longer was there a sense that the game owed them. They just got on with it and Alastair Cook played the match with a smile on his face

863dGeorge Dobell at Trent Bridge

Burnout worries after deathly slog

The opening Test ended with the levity of Alastair Cook taking a Test wicket in a match where his captaincy showed encouraging signs but England should be assisted more by their system rather than hindered

863dSidharth Monga at Trent Bridge

Dhoni pleased with lower-order resistance

Despite failing to close out the match, MS Dhoni looked at the positives and reflected on the lower order stand that rescued India

Day 4

863dGeorge Dobell at Trent Bridge

England could turn to Kerrigan at Lord's

After a hard slog on a lifeless wicket and similarly docile conditions expected at Lord's, England may recall the Lancashire spinner to inject a bit of bite into their bowling attack

863dSidharth Monga at Trent Bridge

Dhoni's instincts fail him

Like George Costanza once did, India's captain went against his normal ahead of the first Test but on the fourth day, with a match still winnable for India, he went back to a familiar game plan

863dSidharth Monga at Trent Bridge

Pujara concerned at plans for tail

Cheteshwar Pujara expressed concern that England's last three wickets added 294 runs after the bowlers had done all the work to have the hosts down at 202 for 3.

863dESPNcricinfo staff

Anderson, the unlikely renegade

Jimmy Anderson's innings at Trent Bridge, according to Jonathan Liew in the Telegraph left an "emotional deposit", a feeling somewhere in the realm of joy

863dBishen Jeswant

Tail-enders overshadow top order

James Anderson and Joe Root put together 198 runs and picked up a slew of records along the way, including the most runs made by a final-wicket pair

863dJarrod Kimber at Trent Bridge

Anderson shines in era of the No. 11

There are few endeavors as silly as No. 11s batting. Anderson's innings was another piece of history for cricket's most comical and undervalued batting position

Day 3

863dThe Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

Seamers star, but India kept waiting

India were on the verge of taking a massive lead and possibly bowling England out short of the follow-on mark before Joe Root averted the danger along with the lower order

863dSidharth Monga at Trent Bridge

Ishant's rewards for the dirty work

Ishant Sharma is an odd sort of 'attack leader', averaging over 37 in Test cricket and not given the new ball, but extracting England's middle order on a docile pitch showed why he is persisted with

863dGeorge Dobell at Trent Bridge

Lack of leaders a hurdle to England revival

In a batting order containing four or five relatively inexperienced cricketers, it is not obvious who in the dressing room can revitalise England

863dMark Nicholas

Ishant's Mr Mistoffelees spell

Mark Waugh often said there was no such thing as a flat pitch in Test cricket and that the best bowlers would find a way. On the third day at Trent Bridge, Ishant Sharma found that way, adapting like England had not managed

Day 2

863dThe Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

Last-wicket heroes lift India

India lost four wickets for four runs immediately after lunch before Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami restored their advantage with a 111-run last-wicket stand that extended India's total to 457

863dJarrod Kimber at Trent Bridge

The joy of one, the pain of another

The No. 11 of India's order did something the No. 1 of England's order can only dream of at the moment: score a Test fifty

863dGeorge Dobell at Trent Bridge

Broad hopes to grind down India

Stuart Broad has become the latest England player to bemoan the lack of home advantage after his side conceded a tenth-wicket stand of 111 to India on the second day of the Investec Test series at Trent Bridge

863dGeorge Dobell at Trent Bridge

Cook's dismissal betrays frazzled mind

Some may say that the England captain's dismissal was unlucky, but it was the latest example of the demons he is battling as the form slump grows longer

863dSidharth Monga at Trent Bridge

Change of attitude aids remarkable stand

India's recent track of record of lower-order runs is poor, but they began correcting that with a mammoth 10th wicket stand which showed the application and mindset that has often been lacking

Day 1

863dThe Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

Vijay ton takes India past setbacks

M Vijay's fourth Test century, his first away from home, held India's innings together on a first day full of momentum shifts on an atypically slow and lifeless Trent Bridge pitch

863dGeorge Dobell at Trent Bridge

Test pitch comes gift wrapped

England could not have produced a pitch more suiting India's needs at Trent Bridge if they had gift wrapped it with a note of welcome

863dSidharth Monga at Trent Bridge

Vijay the millionaire meets Vijay the coal-miner

In recent times, fortune has conspired against M Vijay and runs have been lacking. At Trent Bridge, though, after a small slice of luck at the start, he combined flair and patience to great effect

863dGeorge Dobell at Trent Bridge

England 'frustrated' with pitch

James Anderson admitted the England team were "frustrated" by another low, slow surface that did nothing for the home attack on the first day of the Investec Test series against India


863dSidharth Monga

Being on the Beeb and other stories

In which our correspondent is remembered by a former international cricketer, befriends a librarian, and talks horses with Ravindra Jadeja

863dAndy Zaltzman

Dull match, lovely stats

So what if Trent Bridge was a snoozefest? We've got all these numbers, haven't we?

863dESPNcricinfo staff

Anderson charged in Jadeja incident

James Anderson has been charged under Level 3 of the ICC Code of Conduct for allegedly "abusing and pushing Ravindra Jadeja" on the second day of the first Test

863dJonathan Wilson

The fear of the ringer

How a team can collapse in the face of some ordinary bowling if they believe they are batting against a pro


Down with flat pitches

Simon Hughes, in the Telegraph, questions the quality of Test cricket on docile decks and the ensuing impact on fast bowlers after England and India held each other to a draw at Trent Bridge

863dMartin Crowe

Why isn't Ashwin playing?

It's close to inexplicable how India's best spinner is being left out in favour of bits-and-pieces players

863dESPNcricinfo staff

England hit Jadeja with Level 2 charge

Ravindra Jadeja has been charged with a Level 2 offence for his role in an alleged incident involving James Anderson on the second day of the Trent Bridge Test

863dGeorge Dobell

Cook's captaincy future on the line

Alastair Cook's qualities as England captain have been widely debated. England's five-Test series against India is about to determine his future

863dSidharth Monga at Trent Bridge

India are improving overseas - Dhoni

MS Dhoni believes he has seen enough on the tours of South Africa and New Zealand to be convinced his side are heading in the right direction

863dSidharth Monga at Trent Bridge

India threaten to shed conservatism

The signs are that Stuart Binny has a very strong chance of making a Test debut at Trent Bridge which would signal a significant change in mindset by India overseas

Anderson, Root at No. 1


The previous record for the highest 10th wicket partnership before today. Anderson and Root passed this mark before lunch

The long haul


The previous record for the most number of balls played played by a 10th-wicket pair before today

The big league


Number of Indian bowlers who have conceded 150+ runs in an innings at Trent Bridge - Harbhajan Singh and Ishant Sharma.

The feared trio


Number of times that Indian pacers have taken all 10 wickets in an innings - second time in England.

third-innings stats


Number of times that India have been bowled out for less than 250 in the third innings of a Test in England, out of 26 instances

Broad's favourites


Broad's figures at Trent Bridge the last time India played here, he was the MoM

Trent Bridge targets


The lowest target defended at Trent Bridge since 2000, by the hosts against SA in 2003

Chasing and winning


The last time a team won chasing a target on the fifth day of a Test at Trent Bridge, India were chasing only 73 on that day

A long wait


The last time a No. 8 hit a fifty on Test debut outside the subcontinent for India, Dattu Phadkar at the SCG