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.
Says a garbage-picker to Sandeep Dwivedi, who followed the Indian cricket team’s downhill drive to disaster.
Indians move straight into the Champions League after the ODI series here.
Pakistan trailed Sri Lanka by 76 runs.
Dhoni the batsman has been on the ball, but Dhoni the captain hasn’t. His 82 may yet not be able to change the result of the series.
In the past, Dhoni has so often got out, reaching out or pushing at the balls pitched outside the off-stump.
Persistent rain ensures that India don’t train on the eve of the crucial final Test at the Oval.
Playing his final Test match, Mahela could make just four to the disappointment for a modest crowd.
India A recently toured Australia for a couple of four-day games before clinching a quadrangular one-day series.
Two of the finest, notes Guardian’s correspondent Andy Wilson — good enough to “put his teammates to shame”.
During the net session, England clearly knew their backyard better and opted for ‘slow’ preparations.
Bowled Murali caught Mahela is highest bowler-fielder dismissals (77) involving a non-wicketkeeper in Test matches.
Manoj, who won a gold at the Delhi CWG, seems to have lost out to Jai Bhagwan, a bronze-medal winner in 2010.
Zimbabwe lost eight wickets for 83 runs on the final afternoon of the opening Test against South Africa.
Burton also decided Kaneria could not request the decision to be reconsidered at an oral hearing.