England XI demonstrated a steady progress in preparation for the forthcoming Ashes series and defeated Essex aided by the prominent performance of Graeme Swann.
The dominant England side crushed the depleted New Zealand in the 2nd Test with a hefty margin as the hosts went on to win the match and series convincingly.
Alastair Cook led his side from the front by smashing 25th Test ton and Graeme Swann once again bowled excellently vs. New Zealand who faces another defeat.
Graeme Swann, well assisted by Steven Finn and Stuart Broad destroyed the batting line up of New Zealand as the visitors face another defeat in the 2nd Test.
The exciting wicketkeeper batsman of New Zealand XI, BJ Watling let down England XI by his excellent batting in the four day tour match prior to the 1st Test.
The England speedster, James Anderson, shook the foundations of the strong Indian batting by removing their three top batsmen as hosts struggled on day two.
The captain of India, MS Dhoni, is convinced of the abilities of his players and believes that they can win the last Test against England and level the series.
England spinners, Monty Panesar and Graeme Swann, led their team to a magnificent victory in the second Test and especially the first made a lot of difference.
England won vs. India by the magical performance of their spinning duo of Monty Panesar and Graeme Swann who destroyed the strong rival batting line up twice.
Kevin Pietersen lambasted the Indian bowling attack while Monty Panesar made a big dent in the hosts batting well assisted by Graeme Swann in the second Test.