Tuesday, July 26, 2011


England win 2000th Test

  • Tuesday, July 26, 2011
  • Arunthathi Kanagaratnam
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  • England beat India by 196 runs to win the first Test at Lord's here Monday to take a 1-0 lead in the four-match series.

    India, set what would have been a new fourth innings Test record victory total of 458, were dismissed for 261 in what was the 2,000th Test of all-time and 100th between the two countries.

    Fast-medium bowler James Anderson led England's attack with five for 65.

    His haul included the wickets of Suresh Raina, who made 78, and Sachin Tendulkar, out for 12 to be left stranded on 99 international hundreds.

    England established a position of early dominance thanks to a first innings total of 474 for eight declared featuring Kevin Pietersen's 202 not out after India fast bowler Zaheer Khan suffered a hamstring strain that kept him off the field for most of the match.

    India were bowled out for 286 in reply, Rahul Dravid making 103 not out, with England seamer Stuart Broad taking four wickets for 37 runs.


    England 1st Innings  474-8 dec  India 1st Innings 286 England 2nd Innings  269-6 dec India 2nd Innings  (overnight: 80-1)   A. Mukund b Broad   12 R. Dravid c Prior b Anderson  36 V. Laxman c Bell b Anderson  56 G. Gambhir lbw b Swann   22 S. Tendulkar lbw b Anderson  12 S. Raina c Prior b Anderson  78 MS Dhoni c Prior b Tremlett  16 Harbhajan Singh c Tremlett b Anderson 12 P. Kumar b Broad    2 Zaheer Khan not out    0 I. Sharma lbw b Broad    1 Extras (b2, lb6, nb6)   14 TOTAL (all out, 96.3 overs, 444 mins) 261  FALL OF WICKETS: 1-19, 2-94, 3-131, 4-135, 5-165, 6-225, 7-243, 8-256, 9-260, 10-261, BOWLING: Anderson 28-7-65-5; Tremlett 21-4-44-1 (6nb); Broad 20.3-4-57-3;  Swann 22-3-64-1; Trott 2-0-11-0; Pietersen 3-0-12-0

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