If this was tennis, score would have been 3-6, 6-0, 6-0, 6-0. England raised their game and won, writes Harsha Bhogle.
During the net session, England clearly knew their backyard better and opted for ‘slow’ preparations.
When India landed in London, they were decked in t-shirts and track pants instead of blazers and trousers.
The 30-year old Stuart Binny’s selection for the tours of Bangladesh and England was frowned upon.
India could think of opening with Ajinkya Rahane and demote Rohit Sharma.
Highlight of Indian innings was the 120-run seventh wicket partnership between Rahane and Dhoni.
India’s inability to rotate the strike can get exploited in foreign climes.
Officials of Indian, Australian, English and South African cricket boards discuss two-tier system.
India’s junior cricketers,termed as products of T20 era,are making a mark in longer format too.
Having dropped Ashwin for the 2nd Test,the onus was on Dhoni to take up more responsibility.
Kallis said that he will miss the friendships,winning times and losing times the most.
India will require a lot more of stubborn defence,along with Kohli’s steadfast approach.
Amla is poster boy but there were many of Indian origin that lost out to discriminatory policies.
Sri Lanka has been sitting on top of the three since 8 October 2012.
India,dominant at home,is expected to find the going tougher on SA soil.