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
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• The Report by David Hopps

England spinners humiliate India

England pulled back to 1-1 in a four-Test series when they breezed to a ten-wicket victory on the fourth morning of the Mumbai Test

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Scorer: Sanjay Murari
Commentator: Sidharth Monga
Scorecard summary
India327/10(115.1 overs)1st INNINGS
England413/10(121.3 overs)1st INNINGS
Kevin Pietersen186 (233)
Alastair Cook122 (270)
India142/10(44.1 overs)2nd INNINGS
England58/0(9.4 overs)2nd INNINGS

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 
Alastair Cook18 (30)
Nick Compton26 (24)
Harbhajan Singh 2-0-10-0
Pragyan Ojha 4-0-16-0
Harbhajan to Cook, no run

full, middle and leg, defended back

Harbhajan to Compton, 1 run

flat offbreak, worked away for a single

Harbhajan to Cook, 1 run

punched away for a single into the off side

Harbhajan to Cook, 2 runs

full, on the pads, worked away wide of long-on, comes back for two. Target down to single figures now

Harbhajan to Compton, 1 run

shortish, into the pads, worked away to long leg

Harbhajan to Compton, no run

down the wicket, right to the pitch of the ball, defends

end of over 82 runs
ENG: 45/0CRR: 5.62 
Alastair Cook15 (27)
Nick Compton24 (21)
Pragyan Ojha 4-0-16-0
Harbhajan Singh 1-0-5-0
Ojha to Cook, no run

beaten on the sweep again, hit on the inside part of the pad, the ball nearly rolls on to the stumps. Cook is safe. Had this been Ranji Trophy, I would have said England on track for all seven points

Ojha to Cook, no run

defends this outside off, well forward

Ojha to Cook, no run

flighted outside off, left alone

Ojha to Compton, 1 run

short, pulled away, but can't beat Yuvraj at square leg

Ojha to Compton, no run

full, middle and leg, pushed back to him

Ojha to Cook, 1 leg bye

outside the line of off again as he is beaten on the sweep. Takes a leg-bye

end of over 75 runs
ENG: 43/0CRR: 6.14 
Alastair Cook15 (23)
Nick Compton23 (19)
Harbhajan Singh 1-0-5-0
Pragyan Ojha 3-0-15-0
Harbhajan to Cook, 1 run

defended to leg

Harbhajan to Cook, no run

flighted offbreak, beats him on the sweep, huge shout, but hit just outside off

Harbhajan to Cook, no run

short of a length, flat, defended

Harbhajan to Cook, no run

short of a length, drifting in, beats the inside edge, hit outside leg

Best performances - batters
Kevin Pietersen portrait
KP Pietersen ENG
186 runs (233)
20 fours
4 sixes
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
54 runs
4 fours
2 sixes
Pujara player portrait
135 runs (350)
12 fours
0 six
Productive shot
leg glance
61 runs
3 fours
0 six
Best performances - bowlers
Monty Panesar portrait
MS Panesar ENG
Monty Panesar portrait
MS Panesar ENG
Match details
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
TossIndia, elected to bat first
SeriesEngland tour of India
Player Of The Match
Kevin Pietersen
Kevin Pietersen
Series result4-match series level 1-1
Match numberTest no. 2062
Hours of play (local time)09.30 start, Lunch 11.30-12.10, Tea 14.10-14.30, Close 16.30
Match days23,24,25,26 November 2012 - day (5-day match)
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Aleem Dar
New Zealand Image
Tony Hill
TV Umpire
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Sundaram Ravi
Reserve Umpire
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Pashchim Pathak
Match Referee
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Roshan Mahanama