2nd Test: England choke India in web of spin, win by 10 wickets

England taught India a lesson or two about how to play spinners on a turning track and levelled the series 1-1 in Mumbai.

updated: November 26, 2012 20:03 IST
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Mumbai: After the third day's play, the most fervent Indian supporters clung to the hope that there would be a repeat of the chaos that saw Australia lose their way in pursuit of 107 here in November 2004. Instead, England wrapped up the game and tied the series with 35 minutes still left in the opening session on the fourth day. Set a mere 57 to win, they romped home in 9.4 overs, leaving the smattering of Barmy Army fans in the stands all day to soak up one of the great Test match wins.


India's tail-end resistance lasted 11.1 overs in the morning. Harbhajan Singh was the first to go, edging behind after being undone by extra bounce from Graeme Swann. Zaheer Khan then gave Monty Panesar an 11th wicket for the match with a big heave that looped up off the top edge for Matt Prior to catch at short square leg.

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