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India vs England | Winners and losers ft. Hanuma Vihari, Kuldeep Yadav, and James Anderson

And one of the finest series of the current era has come to an end with a lot of stories to ponder about. And so we are also back with our Winners and Losers series to tell you who gained what and who lost what in the final rubber at The Oval - a Test in which fortunes fluctuated far too many times.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricketa month ago

India vs England | Takeaways : Alastair Cook’s final act and the end of Virat Kohli-Anderson duel

India are on the cusp of losing the series 1-4 to England and it is just a matter of time that they will complete the rout. However, the day was highlighted by Alastair Cook’s retirement from international cricket and how big a scar it will leave for England cricket when they will don whites again.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricketa month ago

India vs England | Takeaways: Ravindra Jadeja does a Sam Curran and making sense of Adil Rashid the Test cricketer

After securing a 40-run lead in the first innings, England are in the pole position in the Tests as the team raced away to 114/2 at the end of Day 3. While Alastair Cook has played a very composed innings for England so far, it was Ravindra Jadeja who stole the show with a fantastic batting display.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricketa month ago

India vs England | Takeaways : India’s inability to exploit Broad’s short-ball weakness and Virat Kohli’s controlled innings

India let the game slip away from their fingers as after allowing England to score 332 runs, they were reduced to 174/6 at stumps on Day 2. With a 1-4 loss looming large, the Indian pacers’ inability to exploit Stuart Broad’s weakness and Virat Kohli’s control made their way to our takeaways.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricketa month ago

Master timer Virat Kohli gets the timing wrong in September

Let’s address the elephant in the room first. Since 2016, no one has faced more balls in international cricket than Virat Kohli. 7,138 balls apart from the IPL and warm-up matches is no mean number and in all respect, he deserves the rest for the sheer hard-work and workload in the last few years.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricketa month ago

India vs England | Takeaways: Hanuma Vihari’s absurd selection, Ishant Sharma’s intelligence, and Alastair Cook’s fitting farewell

Indian bowlers pulled back the initiative in the final session of the day after picking only one wicket in the first couple of sessions as England ended the day 1 with a score of 198/7. However, the day would be remembered more because of how Ishant Sharma intelligently spearheaded the comeback.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricketa month ago

SATIRE | REVEALED : Virat Kohli restless with coach and Ravi Shastri's secret spilled ahead of Oval Test

It was the first week of the month and I was already late. I cursed the building maintenance for the broken lift as I rushed up the stairs, procrastinating every rhetorical question my boss would shoot at me, waiting silently for me to answer and then blast me some more. But, he was strangely quiet.
Subhayan Dutta
featurecricketa month ago

India vs England | Winners and losers ft. Cheteshwar Pujara, Ian Bell and Keaton Jennings

Yet again India failed to make any sort of statement of “intent” in the fourth innings and despite a brief promise by Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane in the middle, England cantered to a series victory. However, the match will have a lot of significance for Cheteshwar Pujara and Ian Bell.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket2 months ago

India vs England | Takeaways: Cook’s continued struggle and Ishant’s “dangerous” template for Moeen Ali

Jos Buttler played yet another impressive and stoic innings amidst a familiar English collapse to take England to 268/8 with the effective lead standing at 233 runs. The promotion of Moeen Ali reaped indirect dividends, but Alastair Cook continued to divide opinions with yet another low score.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket2 months ago

India vs England | Takeaways: Shikhar Dhawan’s lack of patience and Moeen Ali’s deja vu moment

A sublime and classy century by Cheteshwar Pujara and lower-order resistance by Ishant Sharma helped India reach a total of 273 runs on Day 2. On a day when Virat Kohli struggled for runs, Shikhar Dhawan has also failed to keep his composure and fell prey to his over-eagerness against Stuart Broad.
Bastab K Parida