Anderson's five-for hands Eng win at Lord's by 196

Published: Monday, July 25, 2011, 22:10 [IST]
Share this on your social network:
   Facebook Twitter Google+    Comments Mail

Anderson's five-for hands Eng win by 196

London, July 25: A masterful 5-wicket haul by James Anderson saw England bowl out India for 261 in their second innings, securing victory by a massive 196 runs. Suresh Raina's last stand of 78 runs went in vain as England took 15.3 overs after tea to polish off the last five wickets. English seamer Stuart Broad too played his part with 3/57, while Graeme Swann and Chris Tremlett pitched in with one wicket each.

In the fifth over after tea, India's captain M S Dhoni lost his wicket for 16 when Chris Tremlett had him caught behind off a rising delivery. India were deeper in trouble at 225/6 in 85.2 overs. Then Harbhajan Singh walked out to the middle. He settled in with a four each off Tremlett and then Stuart Broad.

But Bhajji was still quite shaky as was noticed when he gave a catch to gully off Broad, which was clanged by Eoin Morgan. Soon afterward however, he wasn't able to pull off an ambitious pull off James Anderson and was snapped up by Chris Tremlett, for 12. In between, Broad nearly had Raina out to a plumb leg-before, but umpire Billy Bowden shook his head. After Bhajji departed, India were looking down the barrel at 243/7.

Praveen Kumar walked out to the middle. But it didn't take Stuart Broad too long to dismantle him, which he did with an off-cutter that crashed into the middle and off stump. No sooner had an injured Zaheer Khan joined Raina in the middle than the latter was caught behind off James Anderson. Raina was out for 78 and India were suddenly 260/9, while Anderson had garnered a five-for.

Then Broad performed the last rites on India in the 97th over, getting Ishant Sharma trapped lbw for 1. India were all out for 261 in their second innings, losing the first Test of their 2011 England tour by 196 runs.

Oneindia Cricket

Write Comments