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England shot out for 221 runs

  • Saturday, July 30, 2011
  • Aruntha Kanagaratnam
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  • England, after losing the toss, were bowled out for 221 in their first innings by India on the first day of the second Test at Trent Bridge here on Friday. Number nine Stuart Broad top scored with 64 before he was last man out in an innings where only England captain Andrew Strauss and Ian Bell also made more than 30.


    India’s Sreesanth (on right) celebrates taking the wicket of England’s Matt Prior (on left) during the first day of the second cricket test match between England and India at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, central England on July 29, 2011. AFP

    India seamers Praveen Kumar, Ishant Sharma and Shanthakumaran Sreesanth took three wickets apiece.

    India’s seamers reduced England to 124 for eight at tea on the first day of the second Test at Trent Bridge here on Friday as they looked to level the series.

    India, albeit in helpful, overcast conditions, took six wickets for 55 runs in 24 overs after lunch as they ripped through England’s top order.

    Stuart Broad (six not out) and Graeme Swann (nought not out) were unbeaten on their Nottinghamshire home ground.

    England, 69 for two at lunch, lost four wickets for 15 runs in a dramatic slump at the start of the second session, with Praveen Kumar striking twice in four balls.

    Five balls after lunch, Kevin Pietersen, on 29, was squared up by fast bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth, in for the injured Zaheer Khan, and third slip Suresh Raina held the edge to leave England 73 for three.

    Kumar had rocked England with his command of swing while taking a Test-best five for 106 in the hosts’ 196-run series-opening victory at Lord’s.

    The medium-pacer had England captain Andrew Strauss, who’d ‘got in’, out for 32, when the left-hander’s full-blooded drive flew to Raina, who held an excellent catch.

    NOTTINGHAM, England, AFP

     ENGLAND 1ST INNINGS

    A. Strauss c Raina b Kumar 32
    A. Cook lbw b Sharma 2
    J. Trott c Laxman b Sreesanth 4
    K. Pietersen c Raina b Sreesanth 29
    I. Bell c Dhoni b Sharma 31
    E. Morgan lbw b Kumar 0
    M. Prior c Dravid b Sreesanth 1
    T. Bresnan c Dravid b Sharma 11
    S. Broad c Tendulkar b Harbhajan 64
    G. Swann c Mukund b Kumar 28
    J. Anderson not out 6
    Extras (b2, lb8, w3) 13
    Total (all out, 68.4 overs) 221
    Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Cook), 2-23 (Trott), 3-73 (Pietersen), 4-85 (Strauss), 5-85 (Morgan),
    6-88 (Prior), 7-117 (Bresnan), 8-124 (Bell), 9-197 (Swann), 10-221 (Broad).
    Bowling: Kumar 22-8-45-3 (1w); Sharma 22-4-66-3 (2w); Sreesanth 19-1-77-3;
    Harbhajan 4.4-0-22-1; Yuvraj 1-0-1-0.

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