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2nd Test, Mohali, December 19 - 23, 2008, England tour of India
453 & 251/7d
(T:403) 302 & 64/1

Match drawn

Player Of The Match
179 & 97
Player Of The Series
8 wkts
India 1st Innings
England 1st Innings
India 2nd Innings
England 2nd Innings
Match Details
India 1st Innings 
Gautam Gambhir c Cook b Swann17934846625151.43
Virender Sehwag c †Prior b Broad0312000.00
Rahul Dravid c Panesar b Swann13632847119041.46
Sachin Tendulkar lbw b Swann1126451042.30
VVS Laxman lbw b Flintoff02434000.00
Yuvraj Singh c †Prior b Panesar2766823140.90
MS Dhoni (c)†c sub (OA Shah) b Anderson29731013039.72
Harbhajan Singh c Swann b Panesar24213221114.28
Zaheer Khan  b Flintoff721371033.33
Amit Mishra  b Flintoff2331471174.19
Ishant Sharma not out 11515006.66
Extras(b 5, lb 5, nb 6)16
TOTAL158.2 Ov (RR: 2.86, 680 Mts)453
Fall of wickets: 1-6 (Virender Sehwag, 1.6 ov), 2-320 (Gautam Gambhir, 109.5 ov), 3-329 (Rahul Dravid, 113.3 ov), 4-337 (Sachin Tendulkar, 119.4 ov), 5-339 (VVS Laxman, 120.6 ov), 6-379 (Yuvraj Singh, 140.3 ov), 7-418 (MS Dhoni, 146.5 ov), 8-418 (Harbhajan Singh, 147.2 ov), 9-446 (Zaheer Khan, 154.3 ov), 10-453 (Amit Mishra, 158.2 ov)
James Anderson3258412.6215713002
146.5 to MS Dhoni, he uses his feet and slams it right to midwicket where substitute fielder Shah makes a sharp catch - two-handed above his head - look very easy. 418/7
Stuart Broad2698413.2312415000
1.6 to V Sehwag, well, there you go...this game is a great leveller, gets a thin outside edge on this drive and Prior takes an easy catch by his ankles. Broad makes a major mark early on his return and what a confidence booster that is for England. 6/1
Andrew Flintoff30.2105431.781535004
120.6 to VVS Laxman, and another goes, Flintoff has reward for all his efforts as he traps Laxman with one that nips back off the seam and takes him in front of middle. The ball would have gone on to take the top of middle and leg. He was set up by all the short stuff, then Flintoff pitched this one further up...well bowled. 339/5
154.3 to Z Khan, and he strikes, Zaheer going for a wild drive through the off side and gets a thick inside edge into leg stump. Nothing less than Flintoff deserved.. 446/9
158.2 to A Mishra, and that's that, Flintoff bursts through Mishra's defences and wraps up the innings with his third wicket. 453/10
Monty Panesar2328923.869511100
140.3 to Yuvraj Singh, the softest of dismissals sets Panesar whooping and hollering ... Yuvraj tries to work to leg but the bat twists to much as the ball pops and it loops oh-so-gently to Prior as he skips from behind the stumps. 379/6
147.2 to Harbhajan Singh, and another goes, Harbhajan tries to go over the top but finds mid-off who was about half way back to the boundary. Another wicket for Panesar, but India clearly just trying to have a crack. 418/8
Graeme Swann451112232.7120910300
109.5 to G Gambhir, he comes down the pitch, Swann fires one in wide of off stump, Gambhir miscues an attempted drive and the ball loops off an outside edge to Cook who holds a comfortable catch at backward point. 320/2
113.3 to R Dravid, one brings two ... Dravid looks to hit the ball over long-on, but his feet aren't in the right place and he only manages to loft the ball to Panesar at deep mid-off. 329/3
119.4 to SR Tendulkar, gone! And Graeme Swann has his third, Tendulkar goes down for the sweep-turned-paddle and is struck on the front pad...a huge appeal from Swann and eventually Daryl Harper puts his finger up. He was struck in line with off stump and that was heading for middle. 337/4
Paul Collingwood201005.0061000
England 1st Innings 
Andrew Strauss lbw b Khan031000.00
Alastair Cook lbw b Khan5067998074.62
Ian Bell  b Sharma1340033.33
Kevin Pietersen (c)lbw b Harbhajan Singh14420130917171.64
Paul Collingwood c †Dhoni b Mishra1130401036.66
Andrew Flintoff c Gambhir b Mishra621321836146.96
James Anderson not out 830520026.66
Matt Prior c †Dhoni b Harbhajan Singh2870025.00
Stuart Broad  b Harbhajan Singh1990011.11
Graeme Swann  b Khan39120033.33
Monty Panesar c Gambhir b Harbhajan Singh516130031.25
Extras(b 1, lb 7, nb 6, w 1)15
TOTAL83.5 Ov (RR: 3.60, 368 Mts)302
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Andrew Strauss, 0.3 ov), 2-1 (Ian Bell, 1.1 ov), 3-104 (Alastair Cook, 21.6 ov), 4-131 (Paul Collingwood, 30.3 ov), 5-280 (Kevin Pietersen, 71.1 ov), 6-282 (Andrew Flintoff, 72.6 ov), 7-285 (Matt Prior, 75.1 ov), 8-290 (Stuart Broad, 77.4 ov), 9-293 (Graeme Swann, 80.3 ov), 10-302 (Monty Panesar, 83.5 ov)
Zaheer Khan2137633.619112010
0.3 to AJ Strauss, gone! An early strike for India as Zaheer sends down a very full delivery, Strauss comes across his crease and is struck in front of middle and leg stumps. A long appeal from Zaheer and Harper eventually raises his finger. There's a thought it might have missed leg stump, but it looks pretty good and a great early blow for the home side. 0/1
21.6 to AN Cook, superb yorker, and that is stone-dead! Round the wicket, angling into the pads and Cook has no chance of digging that one out. 104/3
80.3 to GP Swann, and another goes, well bowled, shapes back in late to Swann and crashes into middle stump. That was too good for the No.10, superb show of swing bowling and England collapsing in style. 293/9
Ishant Sharma1205514.58508004
1.1 to IR Bell, gone! And another one goes, Sharma strikes first ball with a full ball that shapes back. Bell goes for a drive and gets a little inside edge which takes the ball straight into middle stump. 1/2
Yuvraj Singh612003.33261100
Harbhajan Singh20.526843.26854100
71.1 to KP Pietersen, what a time to strike, Harbhajan traps Pietersen from around the wicket, the ball pitched in line and straightened and umpire Rauf thought that was fine. It looked good first up and it was hitting leg stump on the replays. 280/5
75.1 to MJ Prior, gone! early strike for India, Prior is caught down the leg side off one than spins...he tries to glance it around the corner, but gets a thin edge to Dhoni. Batsmen often think that it's a strangle, but the bowler will happily take it. 285/7
77.4 to SCJ Broad, gone! round the wicket, and Broad leaves it alone only to see his off stump get knocked back, poor judgement and he pays the price. That was well bowled, it was almost a straight ball that Broad decided not to play. 290/8
83.5 to MS Panesar, prods forward, inside edge into his front pad and a fairly simple catch to short leg moving swiftly to his left. A sense of inevitability about that. 302/10
Amit Mishra2407523.12957001
30.3 to PD Collingwood, what wonderful bowling, Mishra strikes with his third ball as he flights one on middle, plenty of loop, it grips and spins to take Collingwood's outside edge and it's another breakthrough for India. 131/4
72.6 to A Flintoff, and another one falls, what a strike, Mishra has Flintoff caught low at short leg. A superb catch from Gambhir under the helmet as Flintoff gets an inside edge onto his pad. Anderson took a single to expose Flintoff again and he hasn't survived. Should Anderson have taken the whole over? That's what he was sent out to do.. 282/6
India 2nd Innings 
Gautam Gambhir c Bell b Swann972293306042.35
Virender Sehwag run out (Bell)17172520100.00
Rahul Dravid  b Broad01928000.00
Sachin Tendulkar c Swann b Anderson522411022.72
VVS Laxman run out (Flintoff/†Prior)1549792030.61
Yuvraj Singh run out (Bell)86931346492.47
MS Dhoni (c)†c & b Panesar026000.00
Harbhajan Singh not out 510111050.00
Extras(b 10, lb 8, nb 3, w 5)26
TOTAL73 Ov (RR: 3.43, 330 Mts)251/7d
Fall of wickets: 1-30 (Virender Sehwag, 5.5 ov), 2-36 (Rahul Dravid, 11.6 ov), 3-44 (Sachin Tendulkar, 19.4 ov), 4-80 (VVS Laxman, 38.1 ov), 5-233 (Yuvraj Singh, 67.5 ov), 6-241 (MS Dhoni, 69.1 ov), 7-251 (Gautam Gambhir, 72.6 ov)
James Anderson1985112.68906100
19.4 to SR Tendulkar, gone, and another one goes, almost silence around the ground apart from the England fans as Tendulkar steers one outside to Swann at gully. Tendulkar hasn't been able to break free and that was a rather loose shot, not a great match for Sachin. 44/3
Stuart Broad1425013.57623230
11.6 to R Dravid, gone! Broad strikes, this one bursts through Dravid's defences as it nips back off the seam and takes out middle stump. A long duck for Dravid, who was stuck in the crease and didn't get forward...follows a century with a nought. It's a funny old game. 36/2
Andrew Flintoff1313903.00511013
Graeme Swann1734912.88693000
72.6 to G Gambhir, short, he steps back to cut but gets too much top edge on it and Bell takes an excellent catch diving wide to his left at backward point. 251/7
Monty Panesar1004414.40395100
69.1 to MS Dhoni, a very tame dismissal,, Dhoni goes back and spoons the softest of catches back to the bowler. The ball stopped on him a little and he tried to check the shot but only managed to loop it straight to Panesar. 241/6
England 2nd Innings (T: 403 runs)
Andrew Strauss not out 21831031025.30
Alastair Cook c Laxman b Sharma1019341052.63
Ian Bell not out 2470732034.28
Extras(b 4, nb 4, w 1)9
TOTAL28 Ov (RR: 2.28, 103 Mts)64/1
Fall of wickets: 1-18 (Alastair Cook, 7.2 ov)
Zaheer Khan301103.66121000
Ishant Sharma51711.40260011
7.2 to AN Cook, gone! there's a wicket, good line from round the wicket and Cook pokes at it outside off, edging a low catch to second slip...a bit of a weak shot, but well bowled and does that give India a sniff?. 18/1
Harbhajan Singh1132502.27512001
Amit Mishra811602.00371002
MS Dhoni10101.0050000
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Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh
TossIndia, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Gautam Gambhir
Player Of The Series
Zaheer Khan
Series resultIndia won the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 1901
Hours of play (local time)09.00 start, Lunch 12.30-13.10, Tea 14.55-15.15, Close 17.00
Match days19,20,21,22,23 December 2008 - day (5-day match)
Asad Rauf
Daryl Harper
TV Umpire
Suresh Shastri
Reserve Umpire
Vishwas Nerurkar
Match Referee
New Zealand
Jeff Crowe
Fri, 19 Dec - day 1 - India 1st innings 179/1 (Gautam Gambhir 106*, Rahul Dravid 65*, 72 ov)
Sat, 20 Dec - day 2 - India 1st innings 453
Sun, 21 Dec - day 3 - England 1st innings 282/6 (James Anderson 1*, 73 ov)
Mon, 22 Dec - day 4 - India 2nd innings 134/4 (Gautam Gambhir 44*, Yuvraj Singh 39*, 50 ov)
Tue, 23 Dec - day 5 - England 2nd innings 64/1 (28 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • Bad Light: India - 134/4 in 50.0 overs (G Gambhir 44, Yuvraj Singh 39)
  • India: 150 runs in 54.4 overs (334 balls), Extras 18
  • Yuvraj Singh: 50 off 57 balls (6 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • G Gambhir: 50 off 174 balls (3 x 4)
  • 5th Wicket: 100 runs in 126 balls (G Gambhir 32, Yuvraj Singh 59, Ex 10)
  • India: 200 runs in 60.5 overs (371 balls), Extras 20
  • Lunch: India - 216/4 in 63.0 overs (G Gambhir 80, Yuvraj Singh 79)
  • 5th Wicket: 150 runs in 175 balls (G Gambhir 55, Yuvraj Singh 84, Ex 11)
  • India: 250 runs in 71.4 overs (437 balls), Extras 26
  • England 2nd innings
  • Tea: England - 31/1 in 13.0 overs (AJ Strauss 6, IR Bell 8)
  • England: 50 runs in 20.4 overs (129 balls), Extras 9