India vs England 1st Test at Ahmedabad, 17 Nov, 2012

Toss: India, who chose to bat first
India won by 9 wickets
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India, who chose to bat first
India 77/1 in 15.3 Overs
Current Run rate: 4.97

India 521/8 (160) & 77/1 (15.3)

England 191/10 (74.2) & 406/10 (154.3)

Player of the Match: Cheteshwar Pujara
Batsman
Runs
Balls
4's
6's
S/R
Mat
Runs
HS
Avg
41
51
8
0
80.39
7
711
206*
71.10
11
21
2
0
52.38
12
762
116
38.10
Bowler
Overs
Maidens
Runs
Wkts
Econ
Mat
Wkts
BBI
Avg
7.3
1
43
1
5.73
48
206
6/65
29.04
6
0
24
0
4
4
4
2/27
62.00
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Last Wicket:

Over 16.0  

India eased to a 9-wicket win in the Ahmedabad Test taking less than an hour after Lunch to wrap up their run chase of 77! The hosts took only 15.3 overs to get to the target with the only casualty coming in the form of Virender Sehwag (25 from 21 balls) who was caught trying to launch Swann for a six.

Having struck a maiden double century, Cheteshwar Pujara was on cloud nine as he raced away to an unbeaten 41 from just 51 balls (with 8 fours). Virat Kohli remained unbeaten in his company on 14* (from 21 balls). Pujara got the Man of the Match award ahead of the other big performers such as Pragyan Ojha and Alastair Cook.

So there it is a hard earned victory by 9 wickets for India to go 1-0 up in this 4-match Test Series. Well played England! They really stretched India very hard in their second innings. Cook and Prior the heroes really and it was only because of them that the match went into the final day.
15.3
1
Over 15.3 GP Swann to V Kohli, 1 run
Leans forward and drives the flighted half volley between the non-striker and mid on to get the winning single.
15.2
0
Over 15.2 GP Swann to V Kohli, no runs
Gets forward and defends the flighted delivery to point.
15.1
0
Over 15.1 GP Swann to V Kohli, no runs
Goes back and defends the top spinner to silly point.
End of Over 15 (5 runs)   India 76/1

V Kohli 10/18 SR Patel 6-0-24-0
CA Pujara 41/51

14.6
1
Over 14.6 SR Patel to V Kohli, 1 run
Goes back and cuts it to point and takes a risky run. Kohli had to put in a full length dive to complete the single!

Just the one run away from winning this First Test are India.
14.5
4
Over 14.5 SR Patel to V Kohli, Boundary!
Flighted delivery around middle, and also a half volley, and Kohli whips it hard between Pujara and mid on for a boundary. Just the two runs needed for India now.
14.4
0
Over 14.4 SR Patel to V Kohli, no runs
Goes back and defends the flat delivery infront of middle.
14.3
0
Over 14.3 SR Patel to V Kohli, no runs
Gets forward and pushes it uppishly but just wide of the diving short extra covers!
14.2
0
Over 14.2 SR Patel to V Kohli, no runs
Gets forward and defends the flat delivery to silly point.
14.1
0
Over 14.1 SR Patel to V Kohli, no runs
Gets forward and defends the flat delivery infront of middle.
End of Over 14 (4 runs)   India 71/1

CA Pujara 41/51 GP Swann 7-1-41-1
V Kohli 5/12

13.6
0
Over 13.6 GP Swann to CA Pujara, no runs
Gets forward and leaves a top spinner outside off.
13.5
0
Over 13.5 GP Swann to CA Pujara, no runs
Steps out and defends the flighted delivery to the off side.
13.4
0
Over 13.4 GP Swann to CA Pujara, no runs
Gets forward and defends the flat delivery to silly point.
13.3
0
Over 13.3 GP Swann to CA Pujara, no runs
Steps out and flicks the flighted delivery to mid on.
13.2
0
Over 13.2 GP Swann to CA Pujara, no runs
Gets forward and leaves a flat delivery outside off.
13.1
4
Over 13.1 GP Swann to CA Pujara, Boundary!
Goes back and wristily flicks the short ball through mid wicket for a boundary.
End of Over 13 (1 runs)   India 67/1

V Kohli 5/12 SR Patel 5-0-19-0
CA Pujara 37/45

12.6
0
Over 12.6 SR Patel to V Kohli, no runs
Gets forward and drives the flighted delivery inside out to short extra covers.