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India vs England, 2nd Test, England tour of India 2012-13

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England won by 10 wkts | India Vs England Live Score, 2nd Test

Indian fans and media will outrage while England will celebrate. The next Test starts only on December 5th and there is a long gap. We'll leave you with that. Bye bye!
Kevin Pietersen: 'Now that we've won today, this century stands right at the top. Panesar and Swann were outstanding. Cook will break every England record in the future - Test 100s, career runs. He is a fantastic cricketer. Cricket-wise, it's not bad. Thanks to the dressing room guys and the management for sorting out all the issues I had with the board in the past. Thanks to the supporters as well. It meant a lot. Trusting defence is key to handling spinners. You have to get through the first 10-20 balls. It was a great team performance, this victory is for the team.'
Kevin Pietersen is the Man of the Match
Alastair Cook: 'It was a tough week at Ahmedabad but the character we showed here was brilliant. It was an important toss but we bowled well in the first day. KP took the game away from India. You don't need to tell KP anything, he was fantastic to watch from the other end. But a lot of credit to Swann and Monty to not let India get away. It's been an interesting 2 weeks we've seen both ends of the spectrum now. Thanks to the fans for turning up'
Mahendra Singh Dhoni: 'We were definitely outplayed for most part of the game. Monty bowled really well. All the other spinners were effective but Monty bowled at great pace. He was the major difference. KP and Cook also batted well but the major difference was Monty. Our spinners couldn't get England's batsmen to play off the frontfoot. It was a change of conditions from Ahmedabad. Around a target of 200 could have been competitive but we couldn't get there. When 2 good sides are playing, the series will be good. I think it will be a good couple of games coming up.'
A lot of talk about the pitch. Dhoni had wanted a quick turning track and he got exactly that. However, the result has made that look quite embarrasing now. But to be fair, this was a much better wicket than the one at Ahmedabad. At least, the match was exciting and tested the batsmen a lot more. And just like Dhoni had wanted, the toss wasn't a big factor in the end!
Not much to say about the Indian performance. Their spinners were not consistent enough and thus didn't extract as much from the pitch as Monty and Swann did. The lesser said about the batting, the better. Pujara and Ashwin made runs in the first innings and Gambhir made a half century in the second, but no one else contributed. Remember, the squad was picked only for the first 2 Tests so things might change. Might.
Who will be the Man of the Match now? Panesar or Pietersen? Panesar was not picked for the first Test and has made a stunning comeback, picking up 11 wickets in the game. He was almost unplayable in the second innings especially and triggered a major batting collapse. Pietersen, on the other hand, provided the X-factor that England needed to win the game. On a pitch where batting was very difficult, he took on the Indian bowlers and scored at will. And of course, the skipper Alastair Cook scored a century. That is almost a regular feature these days.
Great moment for England. Not many expected it to happen after India won the toss and picked 3 spinners for this match, but England have totally outplayed the Indians here in Mumbai. They were better in every department, the batting was much better and their spinners outplayed India's spin trio.
End of over 10, 8 runs (4 . . . 4b )
ENG: 61/0
Nick Compton - 30(29) This over: 4 runs
Alastair Cook - 21(34) This over: 0 runs
Ravichandran Ashwin
(4.1 - 0 - 22 - 0)
9.4 Ravichandran Ashwin to Nick Compton 4b
byes, FOUR, Compton roars! And then he takes out the stumps. Alastair Cook is calm. What a thumping victory for England in just over 3 days. This is how the victory happened: Ashwin fired in a flat delivery on the legs, the ball turned and beat everyone to the fine leg fence. That ends the match - England square the series 1-1.
England have won.
9.3 Ravichandran Ashwin to Nick Compton 0
no run, comes down the track and defends it
9.2 Ravichandran Ashwin to Nick Compton 0
no run
9.2 Ravichandran Ashwin to Nick Compton 0
no run, loopy delivery on the off, Compton leans and blocks
9.1 Ravichandran Ashwin to Nick Compton 4
FOUR, flat, short and outside off, Compton goes on the backfoot and cuts it through backward point for a boundary. Just 3 more
30 runs for Nick Compton

Match details

Toss : India won the toss and elected to bat first

Umpires : Aleem Dar (Pak) and Rod Tucker (Aus)

TV umpire : S Ravi (Ind)

Match referee : Roshan Mahanama (SL)

Teams

India : Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Cheteshwar Pujara, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni(c & wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Pragyan Ojha.

England : Alastair Cook(c), Nick Compton, Jonathan Trott, Kevin Pietersen, Jonathan Bairstow, Samit Patel, Matt Prior(wk), Graeme Swann, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Monty Panesar.

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