Nottingham : Left-arm pacer Zaheer Khan snared nine wickets as India defeated England by seven wickets in the second Test here Tuesday to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match Pataudi Trophy series.
Chasing 73 for victory, India reached the target losing three wickets on a sunny day at Trent Bridge.
Captain Rahul Dravid (11) and Sourav Ganguly (2) remained unbeaten as India reached 73 for three wickets to seal the win.
Zaheer Khan, whose match-haul of nine wickets, five of them in the second innings, laid the foundation for the victory, was expectedly adjudged the Man of the Match.
India, overnight 10 for no loss, lost all three wickets to pacer Chris Tremlett this morning.
Openers Wasim Jaffer and Dinesh Karthik made 22 each while Sachin Tendulkar, who scored a fine 91 in the first innings, managed a solitary run.
The lone centurion of the match, England captain Michael Vaughan, finished on the losing side.
The first Test at Lord's was drawn.
Second Test, Day 5, India vs. England, Trent Bridge, Nottingham
England (1st innings): 198
India (1st innings): 481
England (2nd innings): 355
India (2nd innings, overnight 10/0):
Dinesh Karthik c Prior b Tremlett 22
Wasim Jaffer c Pieterson b Tremlett 22
Rahul Dravid not out 11
Sachin Tendulkar c Cook b Tremlett 1
Sourav Ganguly not out 2
Extras: (byes 4, leg byes 6, wides 2, no balls 3) 15
Total: (for three wickets in 24.1 overs) 73
Fall of wickets: 1/47 (Jaffer, 14.3 overs), 2/55 (Karthik, 18.3), 3/62 (Tendulkar, 22.4)
James Anderson 9 2 23 0
Ryan Sidebottom 8 0 28 0 (1w)
Chris Tremlett 7.1 2 12 3
Result: India won by seven wickets
Series: India lead 1-0 in three-match series
Man of the Match: Zaheer Khan (India)
Umpires: Simon Taufel (Australia) and Ian Howell (South Africa)
TV umpire: Nigel Llong (England)
Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle (Sri Lanka)