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Published on: Mon, 19 Nov 2012 at 07:52 IST
India wins first test by nine wickets
Ahmedabad: India won the first cricket Test against England by nine wickets at Sardar Patel Stadium (Motera) on Monday to take the lead in the four-match series.

Virender Sehwag (25) and Cheteswar Pujara (41 not out) helped India chase down the 77-run target in 15.3 overs. Virat Kohli remained unbeaten on 11.

England, following on, were bowled out for 406 by lunch. Alastair Cook top-scored with 176 while Matt Prior made 91. Pragyan Ojha took four wickets for India in the second innings while Umesh Yadav struck thrice.

England made 191 in the first innings while India declared at 521 for eight in their first knock.
The following is the scoreboard at the end of the first cricket Test match:

India (First innings) 521/8 dec.

England (First innings) 191

England (Second innings, following on) (Overnight 340/5)
Alistair Cook b Ojha 176
Nick Compton lbw Khan 37
Jonathan Trott c Dhoni b Ojha 17
Kevin Pietersen b Ojha 2
Ian Bell lbw Yadav 22
Samit Patel lbw Yadav 0
Matt Prior c & b Ojha 91
Tim Bresnan c Rahane b Khan 20
Stuart Broad c & b Yadav 3
Graeme Swann b Ashwin 17
James Anderson not out 0
Extras (b 14, lb 6, w 1) 21
Total (all out in 154.3 overs) 406

Fall of wickets: 1-123 (Compton, 44.6 overs), 2-156 (Trott, 57.1), 3-160 (Pietersen, 59.1), 4-199 (Bell, 76.5), 5-199 (Patel, 76.6), 6-356 (Prior, 137.4), 7-365 (Cook, 141.3), 8-378 (Broad, 144.3), 9-406 (Swann, 153.5).

Bowling:
Umesh Yadav 23-2-70-3
Pragyan Ojha 55-16-120-4
Ravichandran Ashwin 43-9-111-1
Virender Sehwag 1-0-1-0
Zaheer Khan 27.3-5-59-2
Sachin Tendulkar 1-0-8-0
Yuvraj Singh 4-0-17-0

India (Second innings)
Virender Sehwag c Pietersen b Swann 25
Cheteshwar Pujara not out 41
Virat Kohli not out 14
Extras 0
Total (For one wicket in 15.3 overs) 80

Bowling:
James Anderson 2-0-10-0
Graeme Swann 7.3-1-43-1
Samit Patel 6-0-24-0

Match details:
Toss: India chose to bat
Series: India lead the four-match series 1-0
Test debut: Nick Compton (England)
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pakistan) and Tony Hill (New Zealand)
TV umpire: Sudhir Asnani
Match referee: Roshan Mahanama (Sri Lanka)
Reserve umpire: Anil Chowdhury
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