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featurecricket16 days ago

ENG vs IND | The Oval Day 3 Talking Points: India's all-format genius Rohit Sharma inspires India comeback

After India conceded a 99-run lead in the first innings, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Cheteshwar Pujara finally performed together to get the visitors into a comfortable position in the Oval Test. Under overcast conditions, India lost only 3 wickets, taking their lead to 171 at stumps on Day 3.
Utkarsh Kumar
featurecricket17 days ago

ENG vs IND | The Oval Day 2 Talking Points: Gritty Ollie Pope, Chris Woakes dreamy comeback and England's 99-run lead

Day 2 of the fourth Test at The Oval started with Umesh Yadav rattling England once again to scalp two early wickets but maybe that was it for India as the England lower-middle order showed tremendous grit to seal a 99-run first innings lead. At stumps, India were 43 with ten wickets in hand.
Utkarsh Kumar
featurecricket18 days ago

ENG vs IND | The Oval Day 1 Talking Points - India collapse, bounce back and Shardul Thakur's batting prowess

After being asked to bat first, India crumbled under overcast conditions in the fourth Test and were 127/7 at one stage before Shardul Thakur scored a quickfire fifty to help the visitors end their innings at 191. England conceded the advantage after losing three early wickets in the final session.
Utkarsh Kumar
featurecricket23 days ago

End of roads for Ajinkya Rahane?

A lot is expected from Ajinkya Rahane whenever he walks in the middle but the calm-headed batsman has found it difficult to show consistency, a trait which is expected from a middle-order batsman, and a Test specialist who has played 77 Test matches in his 8-year-career in the longest format.
Utkarsh Kumar
featurecricket24 days ago

ENG vs IND | Headingley Day 4 Talking Points: India’s familiar collapse and the dynamic Ollie Robinson

After a strong fightback on Day 3 of the Headingley Test, India’s batting crumbled within a session on Saturday, losing their last eight wickets within a space of 16 overs. England took the game by an innings and 76 runs, thereby drawing 1-1 level in the series with two games remaining.
Roshan Gede
featurecricket24 days ago

ENG vs IND | Headingley Day 3 Talking Points: Pujara finds his groove, Kohli stands tall and the mystics of Headingley

Powered by Cheteshwar Pujara and guided by Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, India staged a strong fightback on Day 3 at Headingley, reaching 215/2 at stumps - still 139 behind England’s first innings score of 432. With two days to go, there’s still a slender hope of the most unlikeliest of results.
Roshan Gede
featurecricket25 days ago

ENG vs IND | Headingley Day 2 Talking Points: Malan’s impressive comeback, the invincible Root and India’s hard toil

After a highly clinical performance on Day 1, England, powered by Joe Root’s 23rd Test hundred - his third of the series, further consolidated their hold on the ongoing third Test at Headingley, on Thursday. The hosts ended the day at 423/8, 345 ahead of India in their first innings.
Roshan Gede
featurecricketa month ago

ENG vs IND | Headingley Day 1 Talking Points: The ageless James Anderson, India’s embarrassing collapse and England's refreshing start

India's first-innings collapse of 78 all-out was a major highlight on Day 1 of their third Test against England at Headingley. Openers Haseeb Hameed and Rory Burns then gave the visitors a runaround, scoring fifties, thereby guiding the hosts to 120/0 at stumps to help them gain a 42-run lead.
Roshan Gede
featurecricketa month ago

ENG vs IND | Lord's Day 5 Talking Points - England’s poor tactics, India's wagging tail and the relentless fast-bowling intensity

A gripping final day at Lord's started with England in the driver's seat, but some poor tactics from the hosts and India's wagging tail changed the course of the game. With England's top-order crumbling yet again, the visitors seized the advantage, registering an emphatic 151-run win.
Harshit Anand
featurecricketa month ago

ENG vs IND | Lord's Day 4 Talking Points - Fiery Wood, Kohli's off-stump woes and the Pujara-Rahane rearguard

Mark Wood's fast-bowling brilliance was followed by a resilient rearguard from Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane on the fourth day of the Lord's Test, setting it up for an exciting final-day finish. The visitors were 181/6 at stumps, 154 ahead of England with Rishabh Pant unbeaten on 14.
Harshit Anand