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India v England: England wins 1st test by 196 runs

26 July 2011 7,098 views No Comment

England wins 1st test against India by 196 runs

India v England test series 1st test has been won by England. England won the match on the 5th day of the match by 196 runs. From the 1st innings only this match was looking one sided and England totally dominated the match. England showed amazing strength and beat India in all aspect of the game.

India won the toss and selected to bowl first. It was show for Indian bowler Zaheer khan and Praveen kumar who started well. Zaheer took 2 wickets for just 18 runs before he got injured. Meanwhile Kevin Pietersen (202*), Jonathan Trott (70) and Prior (71) played amazing and put England to the massive score of 474 runs for 8 wickets. Praveen Kumar 5 wickets but it was too late for India.

On the other hand India was not looking confident and as a result whole team got out in just 286 runs in 1st innings. Only Rahul Dravid played really well by scoring (103*) runs. From England side Broad and Tremlett bowled really well by taking 4 and 3 wickets respectively.

England started in the 2nd innings with good lead of 188 runs. Also they played really well in second innings as well and declared after scoring 269 runs for 6 wickets. Prior was the main player who drove England from 107/6 to the final score. He scored 103 runs and remained not out. Ishant Sharma took 4 wickets for India.

Now India had a massive total of 457 runs to chase which was almost looking impossible. Only Laxman (56) and Raina (78) resisted for sometime but finally amazing bowling from England player took whole Indian team out for just 261 runs. Anderson (5) and Broad (3) bowled really well and drove England to the super victory in the first test.

2nd Test match will be start from 29th July 2011. So dont forgot to watch England v India 2nd test match live.

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