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English cricket team in India in 2008–09
English cricket team in India in 2008–09
Flag of England
England
Flag of India
India
Dates 9 November – 23 December 2008
Captains Kevin Pietersen Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Test series
Result India won the 2-match series 1–0
Most runs Andrew Strauss (252) Gautam Gambhir (361)
Most wickets Graeme Swann (8) Zaheer Khan (8)
Harbhajan Singh (8)
Player of the series Zaheer Khan
One Day International series
Result India won the 5-match series 5–0
Most runs Owais Shah (236) Yuvraj Singh (325)
Most wickets Stuart Broad (7) Zaheer Khan (8)
Player of the series Yuvraj Singh

The England cricket team toured India from 9 November 2008 to 23 December 2008 and played 2 Test matches and 5 One Day Internationals (ODIs).

Following the attacks in Mumbai on 26 November, the final 2 ODIs against India were cancelled, India taking the series 5-0.

As a result of the Mumbai Attacks the Test matches were moved from Ahmedabad and Mumbai to Chennai and Mohali. England flew home initially and then attended a training camp in Abu Dhabi. On 7 December the England team decided to participate in the 2 match Test series and arrived in Chennai the next day.

ODI series

India won the series 5–0. The last 2 scheduled ODIs were cancelled, following the attacks in Mumbai. The player of the series was Yuvraj Singh, who hit 2 centuries, on his way to 325 runs at an average of 65.00. India secured large winning margins in the first 3 matches, and the last. The fourth and closest match included a controversial application of the Duckworth-Lewis method, prompting the England camp to suggest a rethink of its methodologies.

1st ODI

14 November

Scorecard
Flag of India India
387/5 (50 overs)
v Flag of England England
229 all out (37.4 overs)
Flag of India India won by 158 runs
Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground, Rajkot
Umpires: Amiesh Saheba (IND) & Russell Tiffin (ZIM)
Man of the Match: india's king "Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh 138 (78)
Steve Harmison 2/75 (10 overs)
Kevin Pietersen 63 (56)
Zaheer Khan 3/26 (7 overs)


2nd ODI

17 November

Scorecard
Flag of India India
292/9 (50 overs)
v Flag of England England
238 all out (47 overs)
Flag of India India won by 54 runs
Maharani Usharaje Trust Cricket Ground, Indore
Umpires: Amiesh Saheba (IND) & Russell Tiffin (ZIM)
Man of the Match: Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh 118 (122)
Stuart Broad 4/55 (10 overs)
Owais Shah 58 (78)
Yuvraj Singh 4/28 (10 overs)


3rd ODI

20 November

Scorecard
Flag of England England
240 all out (48.5 overs)
v Flag of India India
198/5 (40 overs)
Flag of India India won by 16 runs (D/L)
Green Park, Kanpur
Umpires: Amiesh Saheba (IND) & Russell Tiffin (ZIM)
Man of the Match: Harbhajan Singh
Ravi Bopara 30 (62)
Harbhajan Singh 5/31 (10 overs)
Virender Sehwag 78 (76)
Andrew Flintoff 1/61 (10 overs)


4th ODI

23 November

Scorecard
Flag of India India
166/4 (22 overs)
v Flag of England England
178/8 (22 overs)
Flag of India India won by 19 runs (D/L)
M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
Umpires: Amiesh Saheba (IND) & Daryl Harper (AUS)
Man of the Match: Virender Sehwag
Virender Sehwag 69 (57)
Graeme Swann 2/21 (2 overs)
Owais Shah 72 (48)
Zaheer Khan 2/20 (5 overs)


5th ODI

26 November

Scorecard
Flag of England England
270/4 (50 overs)
v Flag of India India
273/4 (43.4 overs)
Flag of India India won by 6 wickets
Barabati Stadium, Cuttack
Umpires: Amiesh Saheba (IND) & Daryl Harper (AUS)
Man of the Match: Virender Sehwag
Kevin Pietersen 111* (128)
Zaheer Khan 2/60 (10 overs)
Virender Sehwag 91 (73)
Ravi Bopara 1/42 (6 overs)


  • 2 further ODIs were scheduled for Guwahati (29 November) and Delhi (2 December) but were cancelled for security reasons following the 2008 Mumbai attacks.

Test Series

1st Test

11 December - 15 December
Scorecard
Flag of England England
316 (128.4 overs)
v Flag of India India
241 (69.4 overs)
Flag of India India won by 6 wickets
M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, India
Umpires: Billy Bowden (NZ) & Daryl Harper (AUS)
Player of the match: Virender Sehwag
Andrew Strauss 123 (233)
Harbhajan Singh 3/96 (38)
Mahendra Singh Dhoni 53 (82)
Andrew Flintoff 3/49 (18.4)
311/9d (105.5 overs) 387/4 (98.3 overs)
Andrew Strauss 108 (244)
Paul Collingwood 108 (250)
Zaheer Khan 3/40 (27)
Sachin Tendulkar 103* (196)
Graeme Swann 2/103 (28.3 overs)

2nd Test

19 December - 23 December
Scorecard
Flag of India India
453 (158.2 overs)
v Flag of England England
302 (83.5 overs)
Match drawn
Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, India
Umpires: Asad Rauf (PAK) & Daryl Harper (AUS)
Player of the match: Gautam Gambhir
Gautam Gambhir 179 (348)
Rahul Dravid 136 (328)
Andrew Flintoff 3/54 (30.2 overs)
Kevin Pietersen 144 (201)
Harbhajan Singh 4/68 (20.5 overs)
251/7d (73 overs) 64/1 (28 overs)
Gautam Gambhir 97 (229)
Monty Panesar 1/44 (10 overs)
Ian Bell 24* (70)
Ishant Sharma 1/7 (5 overs)
  • The Test matches were originally scheduled for Ahmedabad and Mumbai but were moved to Chennai and Mohali following the 2008 Mumbai attacks.

Tour Matches

Mumbai XI vs England XI

9 November

Scorecard
Flag of England England
297/4 (50 overs)
v Mumbai XI
175/8 (50 overs)
England XI won by 122 runs
Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
Umpires: Amiesh Saheba & MR Singh
Andrew Flintoff 100* (85)
Vineet Sinha 1/32 (6.2 overs)
Abhijit Shetye 50 (118)
James Anderson 3/15 (8 overs)
  • 12 players per side (11 batting, 11 fielding)


Mumbai Cricket Association XI vs England XI

11 November

Scorecard
Mumbai Cricket Association XI
222/7 (50 overs)
v Flag of England England
98 (25 overs)
Mumbai Cricket Association XI won by 124 runs
Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
Umpires: Amiesh Saheba & MR Singh
Sushant Marathe 65 (98)
Steve Harmison 2/38 (10 overs)
Graeme Swann 24* (31)
Kshemal Waingankar 5/37 (8 overs)
  • Players per side: Mumbai 13 (11 batting, 11 fielding); England 12 (11 batting, 11 fielding)


  • A first class tour match was also planned but was cancelled following the 2008 Mumbai attacks.


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