England beat India by 319 runs

England beat India by 319 runs in the second Test at Trent Bridge to take a 2-0 lead in the four-match npower Test series.

India chasing a target of 478 were bowled out for 158.

Bresnan, who scored 90 runs batting at number eight in England’s second innings 544, did the the damage with a maiden Test five wicket haul of five wickets for 48 runs in 12 overs.

Sachin Tendulkar top-scored for India in their second innings with 56 but that meant he was still stuck on 99 international hundreds. Harbhajan smashed 46 before he was caught by Elstone on the bowling of Bresnan.

Stuart Broad was chosen the ‘player of the match’ for his superb overall performance. He took eight wickets for 76 runs in the match, including a hat-trick, and scored crucial 64 runs in the first innings.

Brief Score

  • England 1st innings: 221 all out in 68.4 overs (Stuart Broad 64, A Strauss 32, P Kumar 3/45, I Sharma 3/66, S Sreesanth 3/77)
  • India 1st innings: 288 all out in 91.1 overs (Rahul Dravid 117, Yuvraj Singh 62, VVS Laxman 54, Stuart Broad 6/46)
  • England 2nd Innings: 544 all out in 120.2 overs ( Ian Bell 159, Tim Bresnan 90, Eoin Morgan 70, Kevin Pietersen 63, Matt Prior 64, Praveen Kumar 4/124)
  • India 2nd innings: 158 all out in 47.4 overs (Sachin Tendulkar 56, Tim Bresnan 5/48, J Anderson 3/51)

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