Nottingham: The final day of the second test match saw India being crushed under the combined weight of the English Team, thus suffering their worst ever defeat at Trent Bridge. This performance was the least expected of the Team which was ranked number 1 in the Test Cricket.
India’s Sachin Tendulkar, Praveen Kumar, and Harbhajan Singh’s decent individual performances couldn’t resist the intensity of England. With Tim Bresnan stealing the limelight and scoring 90 runs along with a five wicket haul, the crushing defeat of India seems inescapable.
Broad, the Superman:
Broad led the bowling attack and captured Rahul Dravid’s wicket, who fell to the straight movement of the ball, and was caught by the wicket keeper. Laxman, India’s only Test Cricket hope after Dravid, felt to a special swinger from Anderson, which crashed with the stumps beautifully.
Bresnan goes for the Kill:
Bresnan unraveled his all rounder capabilities to the world as he conjured magic with his ball and bat. Leading an innings of solid 90 runs and then coming up with five wickets against the top ranked Indian batsmen is really a great deal. His wicket against opener Abhinav Mukund was a mildly paced short ball, which sent him back with mere three runs. He gave the less experienced Raina much trouble with his delivery, and Raina succumbed to his defeat soon. Then, another delivery sent Yuvraj packing. Our skipper MSD soon fell to a well delivered LBW by Bresnan again. Tendulkar was the lone resistor to the English bowling. Having played some elegant shots, he was out at 56 runs for another leg before wicket from Anderson.
To conclude, Trent Bridge is for trendsetters. The Ashes Champions have reduced us into ashes, and India needs to fight back like a Phoenix. Go Team India!