England vs. India, 1st Test 2014: Scorecard, Highlights from Trent Bridge

Lee Walker@@Lee_BleacherRUK Managing EditorJuly 9, 2014

England vs. India, 1st Test 2014: Scorecard, Highlights from Trent Bridge

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    England and India are going head-to-head in a five-match Test series this summer.

    The action begins in the first Test at Trent Bridge, Nottingham from July 9-13.

    Visiting captain MS Dhoni won the toss and elected to bat in the East Midlands.

    The tourists handed all-rounder Stuart Binny a Test debut while England recalled Ben Stokes at the expense of Chris Jordan.


    England: 1. Alastair Cook (capt), 2. Sam Robson, 3. Gary Ballance, 4. Ian Bell, 5. Joe Root, 6. Moeen Ali, 7. Matt Prior (wk), 8. Ben Stokes, 9. Stuart Broad, 10. Liam Plunkett, 11. James Anderson

    India: 1. Murali Vijay, 2. Shikhar Dhawan, 3. Cheteshwar Pujara, 4. Virat Kohli, 5. Ajinkya Rahane, 6. MS Dhoni (capt & wk), 7. Stuart Binny, 8. Ravindra Jadeja, 9. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 10. Mohammed Shami, 11. Ishant Sharma

    You can follow a live scorecard on the match at ESPN Cricinfo.

Day 5, Stumps

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    The first Test between England and India ended in a tame draw at Trent Bridge.

    India reached 391-9 in their second innings in Nottingham with neither side unable to force a result.

    And here is the final scorecard from Trent Bridge. Reminder we have highlights and the Verdict coming later: #EngvInd pic.twitter.com/Y5v4Zl4kBb

    — Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) July 13, 2014

    The final session saw India score 44 runs in 16 overs before the visitors declared and the captains shook hands.

    Bhuvneshwar Kumar brought up his second half-century in the match, batting at nine, and finished unbeaten on 62.

    The only wicket to fall in the final session was that of Ishant Sharma who gave England captain Alastair Cook his first Test wicket in his 105th match.

    Would you believe it! Alastair Cook has a wicket! Sharma the unfortunate victim: http://t.co/q81Pzm689n #EngvInd pic.twitter.com/4r0OrEBSaw

    — Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) July 13, 2014

    Cook had only bowled one over before today but managed to strangle Sharma down the leg-side with Matt Prior taking the catch.

    The second Test begins at Lord's on Thursday.

Day 5, Tea

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    Debutant Stuart Binny all but ensured that the first Test between England and India will end in a draw at Trent Bridge.

    Binny made 78 as the tourists reached 347-8 at tea on the final day, a lead of 308 over the hosts with just a session remaining.

    After an early morning wobble on day five, number eight batsman Binny played with assurance and reached his maiden Test half-century off 86 balls.

    He shared a 63-run partnership for the seventh wicket with Ravi Jadega who was caught behind off Jimmy Anderson, shortly after the second new ball was taken, for 31.

    Binny was trapped lbw by Moeen Ali 22 runs short of a ton but Bhuvneshwar Kumar, after his first innings half-century, again batted defiantly and reached 31 not out at the adjournment.

    With a maximum of 31 overs left in the match, a positive result for either side looks hugely unlikely.


    — Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) July 13, 2014

Day 5, Lunch

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    England gave themselves a chance of victory in the first Test as they picked up three Indian wickets on the final morning.

    The tourists reached lunch at Trent Bridge on 230-6, a lead of 191, with 63 overs left to be bowled in the match.

    Starting the day on 167-3, India lost two early wickets as Stuart Broad struck in successive overs.

    Virat Kohli was trapped lbw for eight from the ninth ball of the morning and in Broad's next over he induced Ajinkya Rahane to edge one to Matt Prior behind the stumps after making 24.

    Little doubt here. Dhoni is the next man in and India have some work to do: #EngvInd http://t.co/q81Pzm689n pic.twitter.com/yYIyzr9Jfb

    — Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) July 13, 2014

    England began to believe even more when Indian captain MS Dhoni was clean bowled by Liam Plunkett for 11.

    However Ravindra Jadeja and Stuart Binny negotiated the hour after drinks without further loss as they reached 18 and 26 not out respectively.

Day 4, Stumps

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    India finished day four of the first Test against England on 167-3 in their second innings, a lead of 128 at Trent Bridge.

    After surrendering an improbable first innings lead, the game looks likely to peter out into a draw on a slow, flat Nottingham pitch.

    STUMPS: India are 128 runs ahead on Day Four: http://t.co/q81Pzm689n pic.twitter.com/CyWRCymoyA

    — Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) July 12, 2014

    India added 110 runs in the final session for the lost of Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara who both scored half-centuries.

    After a stand of 91 for the second wicket they were dismissed in consecutive balls with opener Vijay (52) caught behind off Moeen Ali after attempting to hit the spinner over the top,

    Vijay has reached his fifty for India, here is how he did it. India are currently 126-1: #EngvInd pic.twitter.com/hzxpJ2EllB

    — Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) July 12, 2014

    Pujara was caught by Ben Stokes, at the second attempt, after cutting Liam Plunkett to point having made 55.

    Virat Kohli (eight) and Ajinkya Rahane (18) saw the visitors through to stumps without further loss.

Day 4, Tea

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    Jimmy Anderson fell 19 runs short of a historic Test match century as England's record-breaking 10th wicket stand ended on the fourth afternoon of the first Test against India at Trent Bridge.

    The England number 11 failed to add to his lunch score of 81 as the hosts were finally dismissed for 498, a first innings lead of 39.

    The tourists reached 57-1 in their second innings at tea.

    Anderson and Joe Root added a further 11 runs to the highest-ever final-wicket partnership in the history of Test cricket before the stand ended at 198.

    The Lancashire man edged Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Shikhar Dhawan who took a fine catch at slip and earn his bowler a five-wicket haul.

    Root and Anderson are heading back out to the crease. Sky Sports 2 and our live blog: #EngvInd http://t.co/q81Pzm689n pic.twitter.com/HEvSOlBT5w

    — Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) July 12, 2014

    Root finished unbeaten on 154 after a match-changing 400-minute vigil at the crease.

    Dhawan went for 29 when India batted after smashing a low full toss straight back to bowler Moeen Ali.

    However first innings centurion Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara took the visitors through to the break without further loss.

Day 4, Lunch

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    Joe Root and Jimmy Anderson gave England a first innings lead in the first Test at Trent Bridge after a record-breaking 10th wicket partnership.

    The duo put on an unbeaten 187 for the final wicket, the highest final-wicket stand in Test history as the hosts reached 485-9 at lunch.

    This is now, the highest 10th wicket partnership for England in Test matches. #EngvInd http://t.co/q81Pzm689n pic.twitter.com/lqVRImoyKK

    — Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) July 12, 2014

    They beat the stand of 163 that Australians Phillip Hughes and Ashton Agar compiled on the same ground last year.

    Root reached the adjournment on 143 while Anderson, playing in his 95th Test, made his first half-century and was 81 not out at the interval.

    It was also Anderson's first fifty in any form of first-class cricket and the highest score by an England No. 11, beating the record 59 not out by John Snow that had lasted 48 years.

    And speaking of Anderson, this is now his highest Test score of his brilliant career. #EngvInd pic.twitter.com/W4FPNtvSq3

    — Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) July 12, 2014

    Root's fourth Test century came off 186 balls and featured 12 boundaries.

    In the 2,128 Test matches in history, this is the first time that there has been a century stand for the final wicket by both teams after India put on 111 en-route to making 457.

Day 3, Close

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    England recovered from their earlier mauling to close Day 3 on 352-9, with Joe Root (78) and Jimmy Anderson (23) managing to uphold some state of resistance as India lead by 105.

    ESPNCricInfo spelled out the significance of the day best, gleaning that while England might take positives from their final flurry, this battle was India's to take:

    England will be pleased with the session. India will be pleased with the day. #matchpoint is LIVE shortly. http://t.co/J0MIiddKbM

    — ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) July 11, 2014

    As has been the case at Trent Bridge, the bowlers once again found it tough to make much headway against their opposing batsmen as Stuart Broad, Root and Anderson each held better accounts of their abilities.

    The session can only cover over so many of England's cracks, however, as Sky Cricket depicted the hosts' pattern of collapses over the past year:

    England's batting collapses in the last 12 months: http://t.co/q81Pzm689n #EngvInd pic.twitter.com/bdnhxwyLiv

    — Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) July 11, 2014

    Having led by 134-1 earlier in the session, Peter Moores has some questions to ask regarding the profligacy shown by some of those in the early-to-middle order, although that's not to take away from some fine Indian bowling.

Day 3, Tea

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    England collapsed on the third afternoon of the first Test as India picked up six wickets at Trent Bridge.

    The hosts stuttered to 205-7 in reply to India's first innings total of 457 and are in danger of being asked to follow-on.

    And here is the scorecard. England are 252 runs behind. http://t.co/q81Pzm689n #EngvInd pic.twitter.com/W1MBcTRAcQ

    — Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) July 11, 2014

    Sam Robson went for 59 in the second over after lunch, trapped lbw by Ishant Sharma, although replays showed that the opener got an inside edge.

    There were no question marks as Gary Ballance was dismissed in identical fashion for 71 before the tall seamer picked up a third wicket as Ian Bell dangled his bat outside off and offered MS Dhoni a catch behind after making 25.

    Three wickets then fell in 10 balls. Moeen Ali (14) was the first to depart as he gloved a Mohammed Shami bouncer to first slip before England were again left to rue the absence of DRS in this series.

    Matt Prior missed a Bhuvneshwar Kumar delivery by some distance but was given out caught behind after the umpire heard a noise and then Ben Stokes followed in the same fashion for a duck although there was no doubt that the recalled England all-rounder had hit the ball.

    WICKET! Prior adjudged caught behind off Kumar. Here is the hotspot: Eng 202-6 pic.twitter.com/KsqjtRgloX

    — Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) July 11, 2014

Day 3, Lunch

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    Sam Robson and Gary Ballance made steady inroads into India's first innings total on the third morning of the first Test at Trent Bridge.

    England's second-wicket pairing moved the total from the overnight 43-1 to 131-1 at lunch on a flat Nottingham pitch.

    We're at lunch, and here is how things look: England are 326 runs behind. http://t.co/q81Pzm689n #EngvInd pic.twitter.com/qiS7s5xhHP

    — Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) July 11, 2014

    Robson, in his third Test, reached the adjournment on 59 with the Australian-born opener hitting eight boundaries.

    Ballance, who has played just one Test more, reached the same score and found the fence seven times in his 144-ball innings.

    Only 88 runs were scored in 31 overs in a traditional Test match session with the hosts consolidating after losing captain Alastair Cook on Thursday night.

    India's seam trio of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma rarely troubled the England batsmen on a slow pitch on which the visitors scored 457 in their first innings.

    The closest the visitors came to a breakthrough was when Virat Kohli dropped Robson off spinner Ravindra Jadeja at leg-slip.

    Chance! Close to our first wicket of the day, but Robson gets a life when he's missed at leg slip by Kohli. #EngvInd pic.twitter.com/cD0EtBs49m

    — Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) July 11, 2014

Day 2, Close

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    England recovered after the early loss of Alastair Cook to reach stumps on day two at 43-1, 414 runs behind India with three days remaining.

    STUMPS: England finish day two on 43-1 in response to India's 457. http://t.co/sW5FKa635h #EngvInd pic.twitter.com/kJgrXX7A1e

    — Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) July 10, 2014

    After the tourists had added a further 23 runs after tea before finally being bowled out for 457, the pressure was on England to respond in kind on what was evidently a batsmen-friendly pitch at Trent Bridge.

    Instead, however, it is Cook who may now find himself under further pressure and scrutiny, after he was bowled for five as England’s response got off to the worst possible start.

    The captain’s demise came with England having compiled just nine runs, as Cook was caught stepping too far across towards his off-stump. Mohammed Shami sent down a straight one that clipped the batsman’s pads before catching the leg stump, continuing Cook's recent run of poor batting form.

    WICKET! Cook goes for five after he got too far across his stumps. England 9-1. http://t.co/sW5FKa635h #EngvInd pic.twitter.com/ISC5uITsD5

    — Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) July 10, 2014

    It was to be England's only lost wicket of the session, however, as Gary Ballance came in alongside Sam Robson and successfully saw out the remainder of the day—surviving a half-hearted call for caught behind with the final ball of the evening.

    With their partnership currently sitting at 34, they will perhaps be looking to at least match India's tenth wicket stand of 111 if they are to get firmly back into this contest.

Day 2, Tea

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    India took their first innings total past 400 against England in the first Test after a topsy-turvy afternoon session at Trent Bridge.

    The tourists, who were 342-5 at lunch, lost four wickets for four runs in five overs after the adjournment.

    However Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami then put on the highest 10th wicket stand by an Indian pair in England to boost the total to 433-9 at tea.

    This is the highest 10th wicket partnership for India v England in Test matches. http://t.co/sW5FKa635h #EngvInd pic.twitter.com/PQpCmhiCdD

    — Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) July 10, 2014

    After Ben Stokes had Ravindra Jadeja caught behind for 25 in the first over after lunch, there was heartbreak for visiting skipper MS Dhoni who was run out for 82.

    A direct hit from mid-off by Jimmy Anderson accounted for Dhoni and three balls later debutant Stuart Binny was caught at point by Joe Root off Stokes for just one.

    WICKET! MS Dhoni gone for 82 after a brilliant run out from Anderson. 345-7 now. http://t.co/sW5FKa635h #EngvInd pic.twitter.com/cU96NnVjaQ

    — Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) July 10, 2014

    Ishant Sharma shouldered arms to a Stuart Broad delivery that nipped back and hit the top of off-stump in the next over before the final pair came to India's rescue.

    Both men beat their previous highest Test scores with Kumar 46 not out and Shami unbeaten on 39 after an unbroken stand of 87.

Day 2, Lunch

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    England finally removed Murali Vijay but India continued to build a healthy first innings total on the second morning of the first Test at Trent Bridge.

    Vijay was dismissed for 146, after completing his first away Test century on Wednesday, but that was the only wicket to fall before lunch as the tourists reached 342-5.

    Indian captain MS Dhoni was eyeing a ton at the adjournment, reaching 80 not out having been given an early reprieve by keeper Matt Prior.

    The visitors resumed on 259-4 and Dhoni was dropped off the 13th ball of the morning with Prior unable to grab the catch away to his right after a loose drive off Stuart Broad.

    CHANCE! Prior gets his fingertips to an edge from Dhoni but he can't hold on! http://t.co/sW5FKa635h #EngvInd pic.twitter.com/zo5SjAEOuR

    — Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) July 10, 2014

    Vijay's resistance was broken when he was adjudged lbw off Jimmy Anderson after a 361-ball vigil.

    The ball angled back and struck the opener on the thigh pad. Umpire Bruce Oxenford raised the deadly digit although Vijay will rue his nation's reluctance to embrace DRS as replays showed the ball was going over the top of the stumps.

    WICKET! Vijay has gone for 146 after being trapped lbw by Anderson. India 304-5. http://t.co/sW5FKa635h #EngvInd pic.twitter.com/EffhZHsNr4

    — Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) July 10, 2014

    Dhoni was joined by Ravindra Jadeja, who soon struck Moeen Ali for two sixes in an over, and was unbeaten on 24 at the interval.

Day 1, Close

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    Murali Vijay completed his first Test century away from home as India reached 259-4 at stumps on Day 1 of the opening Investec Test against England at Trent Bridge.

    The 30-year-old opener finished the day unbeaten on 122, hitting 20 boundaries and a six in his 294-ball innings.

    He shared an 81-run partnership with his skipper MS Dhoni as they consolidated after the tourists lost an early wicket in the final session in Nottingham.

    STUMPS: India finish on 259-4 on Day One, Murali Vijay still at the crease on 122. http://t.co/vVpcuChlXr #EngvInd pic.twitter.com/Kx1eNf62sT

    — Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) July 9, 2014

    Resuming after tea on 177-3, Ajinkya Rahane departed in Liam Plunkett’s first over after the adjournment for 32.

    A short ball from the Yorkshire seamer was pulled to Alastair Cook at silly point off the toe of the bat.

    However Vijay kept his composure and brought up his fourth Test century with a flicked single to square leg off Jimmy Anderson.

    Dhoni brought up his half-century in the final over of the day after hitting five boundaries in his 64-ball knock and he will look to establish a big first innings total on day two.

    A difficult day for England's bowlers. Anderson with two and one apiece for Broad & Plunkett. http://t.co/vVpcuChlXr pic.twitter.com/ElD2xzb4eY

    — Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) July 9, 2014

Day 1, Tea

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    India made slow progress on the first afternoon of the first Investec Test as England picked up key wickets at Trent Bridge.

    The tourists scored only 71 runs in the session as they moved from their lunchtime score of 106-1 to 177-3.

    However Murali Vijay remained unbeaten and reached tea on 92 not out.

    TEA: India move on to 177-3 after the afternoon session. http://t.co/vVpcuChlXr #EngvInd pic.twitter.com/mqCY9WoryZ

    — Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) July 9, 2014

    India scored just 18 runs in the hour after the adjournment, losing Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli along the way.

    Pujara had not added to his lunch total of 38 when he was dismissed by Jimmy Anderson in the second over of the afternoon with Ian Bell taking a superb diving catch at silly mid-on.

    WICKET! Pujara gone for 38 and India are 106-2 after a stunning catch from Ian Bell. http://t.co/vVpcuChlXr #EngvInd pic.twitter.com/obZmaf1g1s

    — Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) July 9, 2014

    In the next over it was Bell who took the catch once again, this time at second slip as Stuart Broad managed to get a delivery to straighten and take the shoulder of Kohli’s bat.

    Vijay was becalmed after the double setback but forged an unbroken 70-run partnership with Ajinkya Rahane (32) to stand on the brink of his fourth Test century.

Day 1, Lunch

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    India reached 106-1 at lunch on Day 1 of the opening Investec Test against England at Trent Bridge.

    Murali Vijay was unbeaten on 55 and Cheteshwar Pujara had reached 38 not out as India made good progress after winning the toss and batting first on a good pitch.

    India made a rapid start as Vijay hit five boundaries in Jimmy Anderson’s opening three overs.

    However, the Lancashire seamer made the breakthrough with the score on 33 when Shikhar Dhawan edged behind to Matt Prior after making 12.

    WICKET! Dhawan gone for 12 after a brilliant catch by Prior. India 33-1. http://t.co/vVpcuChlXr #EngvInd pic.twitter.com/0UjicZY3Ap

    — Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) July 9, 2014

    It was Anderson’s 50th Test wicket at Trent Bridge but Vijay continued to time the ball beautifully.

    The 30-year-old right-hander hit the recalled Ben Stokes for consecutive boundaries, the 10th and 11th of his innings, to reach his half-century off 68 balls in 98 minutes.

    Pujara was equally fluent, finding the fence on seven occasions, as England’s seam-based attack largely toiled.

    Jimmy Anderson with the only wicket for England. Here's the bowling card. http://t.co/vVpcuChlXr #EngvInd pic.twitter.com/rhUdMbkirC

    — Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) July 9, 2014