England Dominate Once Again

England were dominant with the ball and then solid with the bat as they outclassed India at The Kia Oval
England were dominant with the ball and then solid with the bat as they outclassed India at The Kia Oval
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India 148 (Dhoni 82, Woakes 3-30, Jordan 3-32) v
England 62-0 (Robson 33no, Cook 24no)
Fifth Test, The Kia Oval, day one

England bowled India out for 148 on the opening day of the fifth and final Test at the Kia Oval before closing on 62 without loss, trailing by 88 runs.

After winning the toss and bowling first, they reduced India to 44 for six before MS Dhoni's 82 hauled the tourists past 100.

However, even he could not resist England's excellent display, which saw Chris Woakes and Chris Jordan take three wickets apiece with James Anderson and Stuart Broad claiming two each.

Murali Vijay (18) and Ravichandran Ashwin (13) were the only others to reach double figures for India, who trail England 2-1 in the series.

Openers Alastair Cook (24 not out) and Sam Robson (33 not out) then compiled an unbroken half-century stand to further press home England's dominance.

There were a few nervy moments for both, but this was comprehensively England's day.

© Cricket World 2014

Fixtures & Results

9th-13th July: 1st Test, Trent Bridge, Nottingham
India 457 & 391-9 dec. (Binny 78) drew with
England 496 (Root 154no, Anderson 81)
17th-21st July: 2nd Test, Lord's, London
India 295 & 342 (Vijay 95, Jadeja 68) beat
England 319 & 223 (Sharma 7-74) by 95 runs
27th-31st July: 3rd Test, The Ageas Bowl, Southampton
England 569-7 dec. & 205-4 dec. beat
India 330 & 178 (Ali 6-67) by 266 runs
7th-11th August: 4th Test, Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
England 367 (Root 77, Buttler 70) beat
India 152 & 166 by an innings & 54 runs
15th-19th August: 5th Test, The Kia Oval, London
England 486 (Root 149no, Cook 79) beat
India 148 & 94 by an innings & 244 runs
25th August: 1st ODI, Bristol
Match abandoned without a ball being bowled due to rain
27th August: 2nd ODI, SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff
India 304-6 (Raina 100, Woakes 4-52) beat
England 161 (Jadeja 4-28) by 133 runs (D/L)
30th August: 3rd ODI, Trent Bridge, Nottingham
India 228-4 (Rayudu 64no) beat
England 227 (Cook 44) by six wickets
2nd September: 4th ODI, Edgbaston, Birmingham
India 212-1 (Rahane 106, Dhawan 97no) beat
England 206 (Moeen Ali 67) by nine wickets
5th September: 5th ODI, Headingley, Leeds
England 294-7 (Root 113, Buttler 49) beat
India 253 (Jadeja 87) by 41 runs
7th September: T20I, Edgbaston, Birmingham
England 180-7 (Morgan 71, Hales 40)
India 177-5 (Kohli 66) by three runs