August 10, 2011

Another poor performance given by Indians

It was expected that this test match would be dropped as the riots in England are getting stronger and stronger. But with proper security and passion both the team players have come forward to play the match. Today, India and England opened their third test match at Edgbaston, Birmingham, England. England won the toss and this time for a change they decided to field first.

Indian blaster, Virender Sehwag is in the team this time and lots of expectations was on him. Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag opened the batting innings for India. First over, Gambhir played well and hit 2 fours. In the next over, Virender Sehwag opened his batting and got out in the very first delivery itself. All the expectations which was on him went in vain as he became duck out. A small partnership of 51 runs between Gambhir and Rahul Dravid helped India recover a bit. This also did not last as they lost more wickets with lesser runs. At one point of time, India were 111/7 and were looking really bad. Skipper MS Dhoni and Praveen Kumar teamed up together and decided to belt each and every bowler. This move, helped them a lot as they put up a partnership of 84 runs in very quick succession. After this fall, Indians could put up a total of 224 runs before loosing all 10 wickets (IND - 224/10 ). Skipper MS Dhoni was the highest scorer of the innings who scored 77 runs that included 10 fours and 3 sixes. Tim Bresnan and Stuart Broad took 4 wickets each.

England opened its first innings with the openers Andrew Strauss and Alastair Cook. They both opened brilliantly and played till the end of the day. At the end of the day, Andrew Strauss was unbeaten scoring 52 runs and Alastair Cook scoring a unbeaten 27 runs. England have scored 84 runs with no loss (ENG - 84/0). 

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