Match : India v England, 2nd of 4 test match nPower test series, the Pataudi series, on
India's tour of England 2011.
Venue/Date : Trent Bridge in Nottingham.. 29, 30, 31 July, 1 & 2 August 2011.
Debut : none.
Toss : India, elected to field.
Result : England won by 319 runs (the biggest by a team that conceded first innings lead!) and now leads series 2-0 with 2 tests to go. England won
1st test at Lord's by 196 runs.
Man of the match : Stuart Broad.
Umpires : Asad Rauf (Pakistan) + Marais Erasmus (South Africa). Billy Bowden (New Zealand, 3rd (TV) umpire).
Head to head : 101st India v England test match it was. now, England lead 36 to 19 besides 46 draws. In England, home team now has 25 wins for 5 loss and 20 draws. At the venue, Trent Bridge, India lost their second game besides one win and two draws.
End of day 1 : India 24/1 in 15 overs (Laxman 13* + Dravid 7*)
As many as 11 wickets fell on an overcast day at Nottingham, for just 243 runs in 83.4 overs bowled, giving visitors the drivers seat provided they can take considerable lead in first innings on a pitch that has enough encouragement for bowlers, specially those who can swing. Today. S Sreesanth, Praveen Kumar and Ishant Sharma shared the honours but Stuart Broad's counter attacking half century saw home team past 200 run mark from a sorry state of 128 for 8 wickets. Laxman & Dravid took India through to stumps after Abhinav Mukund was out first ball of the innings. Harbhajan Singh took final wicket to go past Curtley Ambrose in all time most test wicket list.
End of day 2 : England 24/1 in 11 overs (Strauss 6* + Bell 9*)
They call him "The wall", but why? today, Rahul Dravid stood like a unmovable rock to score his 34th test century in test cricket while most of his mates came and went from other end except VVS Laxman and Yuvraj Singh who applied application to fetch 67 run lead for visitors despite Stuart Broad's hat-trick, the first by an England bowler against India. To be fair, match is hanging in balance as of now with 10 more wickets falling today and whichever team wants it more will win the game.
End of day 3 : England 441/6 in 101 overs (Prior 64* + Bresnan 47*)
Like a Kings whose crown isn't accomplished but inherited, Indians today surrendered the advantage they had in the game by leaking as many as 417 runs, managing just 5 more wickets. Ian Bell scored a classical century while Kevin Pietersen and Eoin Morgan made merry while Tim Bresnan and Matt Prior took home team to stumps in counter attacking fashion. Ian Bell's bizarre runout and then withdrawal of appeal by Indian captain added spice to the day's play that completely belonged to one side. .
End of day 4 : end of match
Critics may have a field day but as a cricket fan, it was utterly disappointing test match where visitors just refused to stand up and surrendered 319 run defeat, the biggest by a team that took lead in first innings! England came out all guns blazing today and although Bresnan missed his century he made up with a five wicket haul.
Now, home team is just a win and a draw away from becoming world number 1 test team.