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ZaraBol chat: Discuss India-England 2nd Test

November 26, 2012 13:09 IST

England shocked India in their own backyard as they won the second Test match in Mumbai by 10 wickets to level the four-match series at 1-1.

India's famed batting line-up came undone against the English spinning duo of Monty Panesar and Graeme Swann, who took 20 wickets between them to make optimum use of a turning pitch at the Wankhede stadium.

England captain Alastair CookIn comparison, India's three spinners struggled to make an impression as England posted 413 in their innings courtesy of centuries from Kevin Pietersen and Alastair Cook.

Pietersen shred the Indian bowling attack to piece with a swashbuckling innings of 186, while Cook led from the front with the bat with a composed knock of 122.

Panesar making his comeback to the Test team claimed 11 wickets in the match, taking 5-129 and 6-81 in both the innings, while Swann claimed eight wickets in the match.

India will have a lot of areas to work upon ahead of the third Test in Kolkata, starting on December 5.

What do you think went wrong for India in the Mumbai Test match? Should India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni take the blame for the team's poor showing?

Discuss the second Test in Mumbai with India Abroad's Harish Kotian on Rediff ZaraBol at 1330 hours IST.

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Photograph: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters