Forgot Password

 

Register

 

Create your Connect ID

This will allow you to login to all DStv websites & applications




or
Login using
x

Email Reset

 




Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Cricket | International

England's bowlers struggle in India



England's back-up bowlers were made to sweat by Haryana's unheralded batsmen on the second day of the four-day match in Ahmedabad on Friday.

The tourists, who revelled on the slow pitch to pile up 521 in their first innings, also found wickets hard to come as the state side cruised to 172-4 by stumps.

Opener Rahul Dewan was unbeaten on 77 and Sunny Singh made 55, the pair making light of England's attack with a 97-run partnership for the second wicket.

Tim Bresnan claimed 2-47, but pacemen Stuart Meaker and Graham Onions went wicketless on a day when play was held up briefly as a monkey ran across the outfield.

England were without four frontline bowlers, including the rested James Anderson, for the final warm-up game before the first test that opens in the same city on November 15.

Pace bowlers Stuart Broad and Steven Finn are recovering from injuries, while off-spinner Graeme Swann has flown home to attend to his sick daughter.

The tourists added 113 in the morning session after resuming at 408-3 before they were all out at the stroke of lunch.

All-rounder Samit Patel made 67, continuing his good form on the tour which had fetched him 104 and 60 in the previous two warm-up matches.

Ian Bell scored 62 and Matt Prior smashed 41 off 36 balls before England lost their last five wickets for 14 runs attempting to push the scoring.

Leg-spinner Amit Mishra, the lone international in Haryana's team, and off-break bowler Jayant Yadav picked up four wickets each.

BRIEF SCORES:

ENGLAND 1st innings: 521 (Alastair Cook 97, Nick Compton 74, Kevin Pietersen 110 retired out, Ian Bell 62, Samit Patel 67, Matt Prior 41, Amit Mishra 4-67, Jayant Yadav 4-110)

HARYANA 1st innings: 172-4 (Rahul Dewan 77 not out, Sunny Singh 55, Tim Bresnan 2-47, Monty Panesar 1-32, Samit Patel 1-15)

Shop

The Proteas
20 Years, 20 Landmark Matches by Neil Manthorp
R171.38
Jacques Kallis
South Africa has produced more great all-rounders than any other country
R176.00
Bouch
Through my eyes
R180.40
Gunn & Moore Epic 808 DXM Cricket Bat
The Gunn and Moore Epic DXM 808 Harrow bat has been carefully developed so that you can get the most from your game
R1919.00


Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Live Video Streaming

Tue, 02 Sep @ 01:00
Match For Peace - 2014
Tue, 02 Sep @ 05:00

Sports Talk



Neil in Zimbabwe
Week 4
AB de Villiers seemed suitably non-plussed by the events of the last few days. Australia’s loss to...

Faf du Plessis
A career highlight and backing Rilee
It’s been a good week thanks to two very contrasting victories over Australia and Zimbabwe...

Kepler Wessels
ODI cricket a batsman's game
Four magnificent one day hundreds on the same day is clear evidence that due to the change of rules...

Mpumelelo Mbangwa
Does it matter how the Proteas win?
The superiority of the Australians over Zimbabwe was clearly displayed in the first match of the...

Haze's Comment
Will Shastri stop the shop rot?
While I have chased our fine game with microphone in hand over the last 20 years I have heard some...

Neil in Sri Lanka
Week 4
It is patently absurd to suggest that this Test ‘save’, in Colombo, was better than Adelaide 2012...