2nd Test, Mumbai, Nov 23-26 2012, England tour of India
327 & 142
(9.4 ov, target 57)
413 & 58/0
England won by 10 wickets
Player Of The Match
ENG 2nd Innings
Full commentary
end of over 108 runs
ENG: 58/0CRR: 6 
Nick Compton30 (28)
Sir Alastair Cook18 (30)
Ravichandran Ashwin3.4-0-22-0
Harbhajan Singh2-0-10-0

That's all we have from this Test, people. India will introspect, England will rejoice. We will take a breath. Thanks for joining me, Sidharth Monga, and Andrew McGlashan and Alex Winter throughout this Test. The series is wide open, and we will see you in Kolkata at the iconic Eden Gardens. Cheers


Quotes from presentation

"Definitely outplayed," says MS Dhoni. "Monty bowled really well. All get turn, but the pace he bowled at made sure that the batsmen were on the front foot. To some extent, yes I am disappointed with our spinners. We let England bat back. Could have brought them forwarded. All of a sudden they have to change their plan. Change of conditions from Ahmedabad. Always interesting. When two best sides are playing, series are close. It will be a test of character in the two coming games."

"Without a doubt, great win," says Alastair Cook, who gets a big applause from the crowd. "Can't fault the effort of the lads. I could have called heads. Obviously an important toss. The way we bowled on that first day it was fantastic. You don't need to tell KP anything. Great to watch from the other end. Credit to the way Swanny and Monty bowled. Brilliant performance. It's been interesting two weeks. Both ends of the spectrum. A big thanks to the fans. We get a lot of support everywhere we go."

"Now that we have won, this hundred is at the top," says MoM Kevin Pietersen. "Yesterday I said Test hundreds feel a lot better when you win. Panesar and Swann were outstanding. Cooky didn't talk about himself, but he was outstanding. What a difference a week makes. The boys have come back is great. Cricket wise, it is not bad now. Thanks to the guys in the dressing room and the management. Every day you put on an England support, it is special. Thanks to the supporters who have travelled, and also the Indian support. They have been great too. You have to trust your defence, that is the big difference. You play sweep shots early on, it doesn't look that good."


Just a recap. The game started with a look of anguish on Cook's face when he lost the toss, and it has ended in ecstasy as he made sure he was there when the win was achieved. Pujara continued his good run to give India a good first-innings total, which most of us thought was about 50 to the surplus.

KP and Cook, though, batted superbly against some ordinary spin from India. They collapsed towards the end, but Monty and Swann showed their Indian counterparts how it is done by bowling India out for a part 140 in the third innings. And to think, England didn't want to pick him because he can't field and bat.

Good teams, though, accept they have made a mistake when they make one, and learn from it. And a thoroughly deserved win for England. Barmy Army will make merry at all those pubs in South Mumbai tonight. Six years after they won at the same venue after losing the toss, which was incidentally the last home Test India lost despite winning the toss


Cook and Compton will take all the stumps with them to keep as souvenirs. One of the greatest feelings in cricket - more than perhaps winning a World Cup - is to go in alien conditions, lose the toss, and then still win the Test. England have done that. Oh what sweet joy it will be. And they didn't even have Finn and Bell

As for India, they might finally start agreeing that something is wrong with the side. It was not the imaginary green tops in Australia and England. The side's quality has eroded from the time they were No. 1

Ashwin to Compton, 4 byes
That's it. Fittingly it finishes with a wayward delivery down the leg side for four byes. One of the great England wins. Shouts of joy from Compton. Looks of satisfaction on Cook's face. Dhoni looks back at the ball racing to the boundary in quiet disappointment. Removes the helmet, wears the cap. Gambhir shakes their hands to congratulate them. Sehwag does so too
Ashwin to Compton, no run
short of a length, Compton charges down to defend
Ashwin to Compton, no run
flighted outside off, defended back to Ashwin
Ashwin to Compton, FOUR runs

Ashwin is back

end of over 95 runs
ENG: 50/0CRR: 5.55 
Sir Alastair Cook18 (30)
Nick Compton26 (24)
Harbhajan Singh2-0-10-0
Pragyan Ojha4-0-16-0
Harbhajan Singh to Cook, no run
full, middle and leg, defended back
Harbhajan Singh to Compton, 1 run
flat offbreak, worked away for a single
Harbhajan Singh to Cook, 1 run
punched away for a single into the off side
Harbhajan Singh to Cook, 2 runs
full, on the pads, worked away wide of long-on, comes back for two. Target down to single figures now