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India vs England Second Test Match Live - India in Trouble




Forget about team India winning the test this test match India is on the verge trailing series by 2-0. England has already taken 374 runs lead on day third and its most likely that they will add another 100 or 150 runs before declaring the inning. And at any cost a target of 500 or 450 will be difficult for India to achieve.

Indian batting line is already depleted and they need to bat 2 full days to save the test which is highly unlikely to happen. Indian batting opening is very weak right from the tour of West Indies and it would be very much if you can expect a 50 runs opening partnership and I bet if that happen tomorrow then definitely Indian can draw the test match.

Now once again debate of India being the number one test team and England claiming to be the number test team will become hot. But one must not forget that Indian team is already playing without leading fast bowlers Zaheer Khan and also missing regular openers Virendar Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir. I wonder if they all made to the this test match India will have a good chance to make a comeback in the series but also they need to save this match at any cost to keep the numero uno position safe.

All the best to team India go save yourselves :)

One thing I mention to forget to say, actually its a message for Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, sir this is the risght time for you to get the 100th century not better time than this, hope you get the much hyped test 100 in this match. All the best.



VVS Laxman - The DRS of India, DRS = Disaster recovery system, hope he will once again play a saving knock for India

Good start for India but still trail by 100 runs

Dravid and VVS Laxman gave India a good start after first ball dismissal of openor Abhimanyu Mukund. Together they both build the partnership of 93 runs, before Laxman got out after scoring 54 runs. It seemed like India can take advantage of the situation but Sachin Tendulkar fell right after lunch, in a situation India still trailing by 100 runs.

Dravid is still looking good and it all depends upon him and the fellow batsmen Raina, Yuvraj and Dhoni to bat well and take some substantial first inning lead even if they have to play some risky shots.

There are still 53 overs left for today but the way Indian team is batting its hard to say if they can take any lead all Indian fans can pray is that they don't loose lots of wickets.

India tour of England - Can India make a comeback in Second test

India got to a good start on the first day of the second test match however Indian bowlers took quiet longer time to get rid of tail of England batting. Thus a quick half century from Broad who was the top scorer for England sailed England to a respectable and sufficient total of 221 runs.

Had Indian bowlers handled the tail tactfully the score of the English team would have been much lower as at one point of time the scoreboard read Englang 85/6.

India got the terrible start with the only specialist test opener A. Mukund got out in the first ball of the innings. However both Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman rescued India for the remaining overs of the day and India end up with a score of 24/1 on day first. Trouble for India is that there batting line has been meshed up with both regular openers Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir not availalbe for the second test due to injuries. In the absence of the regular openers Indian batting line now is total mesh with Rahul Dravid opening the innings and if you see the stats he is the highest run getter at number 3. Same goes for VVS Laxman the number 6 specialist batsmen in made to bat at number 3 still we can expect good batting from Laxman, he is a class player.

India has also included Yuvraj Singh, the world cup hero in this test and we have to see if he can replicate the world cup magic in the test matches in England as well.

All will depend upon the batting of team India lets catch all the live action tomorrow.

Another Series, another opportunity for Sachin's 100 centuries


With every game Sachin Tendulkar plays a couple of records are broken or a new record is made. Now as he is back to the Indian cricket team and will play in the Test series against England. All eyes are again on Sachin to see if he will complete his 100th century in cricket in this series or not. A century of centuries will be a record that will allure lot of cricketers for decades to come if not centuries :) So far Tendulkar has 48 one day international centuries and 41 test centuries.

Sachin is a world class player and its just one good innings that is needed for his 100th century. So all of you just follow the fixtures below for the India tour of England:

Date and Time Match Weather The Weather Channel

Fri Jul 15 - Sun Jul 17
10:00 GMT | 11:00 local
15:30 IST
Somerset v Indians
County Ground, Taunton
Light Rain 11 - 17° C

Thu Jul 21 - Mon Jul 25
10:00 GMT | 11:00 local
15:30 IST
1st Test - England v India
Lord's, London
N/A


Fri Jul 29 - Tue Aug 2
10:00 GMT | 11:00 local
15:30 IST
2nd Test - England v India
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
N/A


Fri Aug 5 - Sat Aug 6
10:00 GMT | 11:00 local
15:30 IST
Northamptonshire v Indians
County Ground, Northampton
N/A


Wed Aug 10 - Sun Aug 14
10:00 GMT | 11:00 local
15:30 IST
3rd Test - England v India
Edgbaston, Birmingham
N/A


Thu Aug 18 - Mon Aug 22
10:00 GMT | 11:00 local
15:30 IST
4th Test - England v India
Kennington Oval, London
N/A


Thu Aug 25
09:15 GMT | 10:15 local
14:45 IST
Sussex v Indians
County Ground, Hove
N/A


Fri Aug 26
13:30 GMT | 14:30 local
19:00 IST
Kent v Indians
St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury
N/A


Mon Aug 29
13:30 GMT | 14:30 local
19:00 IST
Leicestershire v Indians
Grace Road, Leicester
N/A


Wed Aug 31
17:00 GMT | 18:00 local
22:30 IST
Only T20I - England v India
Old Trafford, Manchester
N/A


Sat Sep 3
09:15 GMT | 10:15 local
14:45 IST
1st ODI - England v India
Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street
N/A


Tue Sep 6
13:00 GMT | 14:00 local
18:30 IST
2nd ODI - England v India
The Rose Bowl, Southampton
N/A


Fri Sep 9
13:00 GMT | 14:00 local
18:30 IST
3rd ODI - England v India
Kennington Oval, London
N/A


Sun Sep 11
09:15 GMT | 10:15 local
14:45 IST
4th ODI - England v India
Lord's, London
N/A


Fri Sep 16
13:00 GMT | 14:00 local
18:30 IST
5th ODI - England v India
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
N/A


Best wishes for both the teams and hope we will see the historic record being made in this series.

Day 4, Third Test Match - India vs West Indies

Though rain ruined the the play for almost 1.5 days, the third test match stil looks moving towards a dicisive end. and in case there is no result for this match then definitely it would be an interesting draw. I how rain will not play spoilsport here. At stumps on day three India have took lead of 104 runs. India still have 4 wickets in hand and captain M S Dhoni is batting alongwith Harbhajan Singh.

India would like to bat for two session on day 4 however for West Indies target would be to restrict India as quick as possible and dont get the lead past 200. In case Indian team takes a lead of more than 200 runs Match will be over for West Indies no matter how many sessions are left for them to play. Under that cirsumstances they can only play ofr a draw and for which they have to bat also one and half day ( a troublesome task).

Even if West Indies manage to restric team India early within a lead of 150 runs then also they have to bat really really well and at least few good partnership, in case they can manage to loose less than 5 wickets today they will be in a position to take the match to draw. Winning from here for West Indies look one in a million chance.

However cricket is a game of uncertainities anything can happen in this game. Just wait and watch the live 4th day score of the match to see where game progresses from here now on.

West Indies Target to Draw Series - India Vs West Indies Test Match 3

Third and the final test of the three match test series between India and West Indies will be played tomorrow. And Its pretty much sure that West Indies will get on the field to level the series 1-1 and repeat what they managed to achieved in the last series against West Indies few week back.

If West Indies can manage to win the last test match then it'd definitely be an achievement to draw a series against the number one team in the world. For India it can be another chance to win the series by 2-0 and earn more points to strengthen there position in the points table. Also if India win the series they can go to England with a positive node.

Series begin tomorrow and it'd be interesting to see what combinations are picked by both the teams.

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