India vs England Mumbai Test: M S Dhoni suffers humiliating defeat on spin-friendly track

Nov 26 2012, 14:14 IST
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England's Monty Panesar celebrates after taking the wicket of M S Dhoni during the second Test match in Mumbai. (PTI) England's Monty Panesar celebrates after taking the wicket of M S Dhoni during the second Test match in Mumbai. (PTI)
SummaryEngland cantered to a massive victory, by 10-wickets against India in Mumbai Test.

off Panesar, checked his cut shot to a ball that turned and bounced from the off spinner and offered a tame catch to slip fielder Jonathan Trott to depart for 6 after facing 5 balls.

Panesar, who was hit for two fours in his first over, got rid off no. 10 batsman Zaheer Khan (1) when his sweep shot ballooned up off the top edge for wicket keeper Matt Prior to run a few yards and take it near the square leg position and India had slumped to 131 for 9 in the fifth over of the morning.

Gambhir, with only last man Pragyan Ojha for company, farmed the strike to help the team add 11 more runs before he was last out, leg before to Swann while defending as he was rapped on the back pad.

Replays suggested the left handed opener got an inside edge on to the pad, and Gambhir was understandably not happy with umpire Tony Hill's decision.

Gambhir, who missed becoming only the fourth Indian opener to carry his bat through after Sunil Gavaskar (1983), Virender Sehwag (2008) and Rahul Dravid (2011), showed the only sign of defiance from the home team in the second innings while his other teammates flopped.

The Delhi left hander, not out on 53 last evening, batted for over three hours, and struck six fours in 142 balls before becoming Swann's fourth victim of the innings.

Panesar, who ended the innings with brilliant figures of 6 for 81, thus equaled the late Hedley Verity's record (for a spin bowler) haul of 11-153, in 1933-34 at Chennai (then Madras), on Indian soil.

The left arm bowler's match figures read a superb 11 for 210 while Swann's read 8 for 113 as the two bowlers, with little support from the seam bowlers, brought about the famed Indian batting line-up's downfall on a track where the ball turned viciously and bounced alarmingly.

Panesar's 11 victims included the wicket of Sachin Tendulkar in both the innings, in what could be the veteran batsman's farewell Test on his home ground.

For India, Cheteshwar Pujara, who made a splendid 135 in the first innings following his 206 not out in Ahmedabad, was the stand-out batsman while left-arm Ojha was the most successful bowler with his first innings haul of 5 for 143.

Gambhir struck form after a long lean patch in the second innings fiasco to delay the inevitable but all other batsmen flopped on

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