India vs England Live Score, IND vs ENG Live Score 2nd Test Match
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England will look to fight back and draw the series when they take on hosts India at Mumbai for the 2nd Test. Having succumbed to a big defeat despite fighting efforts from skipper Alastair Cook and Matt Prior, England will be doubly determined to not be so easily run over by MS Dhoni's men and put up a show worthy of their recent rankings.
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India will be very happy with their showing in the first Test and will be keen to continue in the same vein. Their batting was top-notch while their bowling too lived upto its billing on a turning track.
Virender Sehwag's return to form and Cheteshwar Pujara's good run will give the hosts confidence of another good showing with the bat. There will however be concerns about the lack of form of Sachin Tendulkar and Gautam Gambhir and The team management will hope the two batting mainstays cash in, in Mumbai.
On the bowling front, the spinners managed apply a strangle hold against England's batting line-up, especially Pragyan Ojha. R Ashwin bowled well in the first innings but couldn't do much in the second, but he will remain a vital cog in India's plans of troubling the visitors. Dhoni will also be extremely happy with the performance of their pacers - Zaheer Khan pulled in all of his experience to keep their English batsmen on their toes while Umesh Yadav gave the England pacers a lesson or two on how to use pace to be a wicket-taking threat in India. Yadav however has been ruled out of the game and the team think-tank will hope Ishant Sharma, who is most likely to come in, ensures the Indians don't miss Yadav much.
England had very little to cheer about in the first Test. They were thoroughly outplayed by a relentless Indian team and have a few concerns to address in almost every department.
England will be pleased with the batting efforts of Cook and Prior but the rest of the batting order came up a cropper. They will want the likes of Nick Compton and Kevin Pietersen among others to pull up their socks and perform to potential if they are to keep India at bay.
Bowling-wise, only Graeme Swann managed to trouble the Indian batsmen. The off-spinner used the conditions well and was a constant thorn in the flesh for the Indians, but without support from the other end it could be asking for too much from the spinner. England are likely to bring in left-armer Monty Panesar for the 2nd Test and they will hope his inclusion proves to be the shot in the arm they are desperate for.