India vs England : England crush India by 319 runs in Second Test Held at Trent Bridge

Nottingham: England witnessed a massive 319-runs victory against India in the second test held at Trent Bridge on Monday.

Tim Bresnan bagged five wickets and James Anderson (3/51) took three wickets. Man of The Match was the star all rounder Stuart Broad. It was a spineless performance by the Indian team with only the master blaster Sachin Tendulkar providing some resistance.

India had to chase 478 runs whereas the Indian batting lineup folded on the fourth day. The chief architect of England’s big win was Bresnan with 5/48.

Harbhajan Singh and Praveen Kumar managed to reach double figures scoring 46 and 25 respectively.

The second consecutive loss of India in the test series not only makes the chances of India winning the series difficult but also endangers India’s top spot in the Test ranking.

India vs England in Second Test at Trent Bridge

Sunil Gavaskar said that “India at present didn’t look or play like the No.1 side as they lacked the hunger and commitment.”

He further added that, “India aren’t looking, neither are they playing like the No.1 team. If you look at India’s performance overseas, there is much to be done over there. India hasn’t really beaten the major teams overseas. England, yes in 2007, but South Africa and Australia which are in recent times known as the top teams, they haven’t beaten them. They haven’t won a series in South Africa, they haven’t won a series in Australia and that really in my view would be the benchmark for a team to be called the No.1 team,”

Michael Holding also slammed India for their meek loss and said “India don’t have the depth that England and some of the other teams have. When you see someone like Zaheer Khan is injured, they haven’t got someone to come and replace him. They are missing Sehwag terribly”.

Holding also said that if all the players are fit then India can make a comeback in the series. The third test begins on 10th August 2011 at Edgbaston. Lets just keep our fingers crossed.

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