England beat hapless India by 319 runs

Published: Monday, August 1, 2011, 22:00 [IST]
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England beat hapless India by 319 runs

Trent Bridge, Aug 1: Riding on a glorious spell of hostile fast bowling from Tim Bresnan, England mauled India by a massive margin of 319 runs. They now lead the four match Test series 2-0.

Bresnan finished with match figures of 5/48. Anderson and Broad picked up three and two wickets each to skittle the much vaunted Indian batting line-up for just 158 runs.

For India, Sachin Tendulkar top scored in the second innings with 56 runs followed by Harbhajan Singh who played fantastically for his 44-ball 46. Resuming at 68/6 in the post-tea session, Sachin and Harbhajan started positively and scored at will. Sachin in particular, played a few delightful shots to dismiss any concerns about his form and raced to his half-century soon.

But then, Anderson was re-introduced into the attack and removed Sachin for the seventh time in eight Test matches. The little master misjudged a sharp incoming delivery and offered no shot only to be trapped LBW.

Harbhajan was then joined by Praveen Kumar and the duo swung at almost everything that came their way. Once Harbhajan was removed by Bresnan, it was only a matter of time before England won the game. He was soon followed by Praveen Kumar who was removed by a yorker from Anderson again.

Sreesanth, then swung his bat arbitrarily before Man of the Match Stuart Broad cleaned him up with a full length delivery.

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