Indians clueless in front of Alastair Cook's Batting

Alastair Cook
photo courtesy: Harrias
Another day dominated by England with Alastair Cook leading from the front.In this series until now there have been many instances where the pitch has looked completely  different when the Indians have come in to bowl.England are right on top on the second day after quickly picking up the remaining Indian Wickets and making a brilliant start to their Innings with a 100 plus partnership followed by a 50 plus partnership for the second wicket.They have ended the day only 100 runs behind the Indian score.Indians will need to really pull up their socks tomorrow if they need to have a chance in this match.Below are the highlights and scorecard of day 2.

Highlights of the day:


M.S Dhoni - 52(114)

P.Ojha - 1 Wicket


Alastair Cook - 136(236)*

Nick Compton - 57(137)

Monty Panesar - 4 Wickets

James Anderson - 3 Wickets 

England(1st Innings)Batting216-1 (73)RunsBalls4s6sSR
*Alastair Cooknot out13623619157.63
Nick Comptonlbw b Ojha571376141.61
Jonathan Trottnot out21673031.34
Kevin Pietersen
Ian Bell
Samit Patel
Matt Prior
Graeme Swann
Monty Panesar
James Anderson
Steven Finn
Extras: 2 b:0 lb:0 nb:2 w:0
Total: 216-1 (73) | Curr. RR: 2.96
FOW:Nick Compton (165-1, 53)

India(1st Innings)BowlingOMRWNbWdRPO
Zaheer Khan164480003
Ishant Sharma156350202.33
R Ashwin234680002.96
Pragyan Ojha194651003.42

India(1st Innings)Batting316-10 (105)RunsBalls4s6sSR
Gautam Gambhirc Trott b Panesar6012412048.39
Virender Sehwagrun out (Finn)23263088.46
Cheteshwar Pujarab Panesar16482033.33
Sachin Tendulkarc Prior b Anderson7615513049.03
Virat Kohlic Swann b Anderson6241025
Yuvraj Singhc Cook b Swann32544159.26
*MS Dhonic Swann b Finn521145245.61
R Ashwinb Anderson21432048.84
Zaheer Khanlbw b Panesar6211028.57
Ishant Sharmab Panesar03000
Pragyan Ojhanot out019000
Extras: 24 b:5 lb:13 nb:1 w:5
Total: 316-10 (105) | Curr. RR: 3.01
FOW:Virender Sehwag (47-1, 10.1), Cheteshwar Pujara (88-2, 25.4), Gautam Gambhir (117-3, 41.1), Virat Kohli (136-4, 48.4), Yuvraj Singh (215-5, 68.3), Sachin Tendulkar (230-6, 74.1), R Ashwin (268-7, 88.3), Zaheer Khan (292-8, 94), Ishant Sharma (296-9, 95.3), *MS Dhoni (316-10, 105)

England(1st Innings) BowlingOMRWNbWdRPO
James Anderson287893013.18
Steven Finn212731103.48
Monty Panesar4013904002.25
Graeme Swann163461002.88


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