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Amazing Day at the Cricket

by Nick Moxon

On Friday I went to see the first day of the second test between England and India at Trent Bridge in Nottingham.  I was very impressed with the facilities at the ground.  Myself and Peter were sitting on the second tier of the Radcliffe Road stand and I have to say that we couldn’t have been in a better position to watch the action.

India who were 1-0 down after the First Test won the toss and decided to bowl first.  Everything seemed to be going well for the tourists with England on 124 for 8 at tea but they hadn’t reckoned on the explosive batting of Stuart Broad and Graeme Swann.  The two Nottinghamshire batsmen eventually saw England to a competitive total of 221 all out.

At the end of India’s first innings they ad a 67 run lead thanks to Rahul Dravid who hit a superb 117.  it could have been a much bigger lead if it wasn’t for England’s Stuart Broad who took 6 wickets; including a stunning hat trick to get the hosts back into the match.

England’s batsmen then came out and piled the pressure back on the Indian bowlers, led primarily by Warwickshire’s Ian Bell who hit a fantastic 100.  There were other notable contributions as well with the bat not forgetting a brilliant 80 by Yorkshire’s own Tim Bresnan.  The all rounder would go on to take 5 wickets in India’s second innings to complete a fantastic match with both bat and ball.

England absolutely destroyed India with the ball second time around bowling them out for a little over 150 to go 2-0 up in the 4 match series.  The teams now move on to Edgbaston, Birmimgham.  If England win they will bec

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