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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

Hit, Miss or Meh | Analyzing India's performance in Test series against England

It was a series to forget for Team India. Certainly not something that was expected nor was it a result that paints the picture of how competitive the series turned out to be. Indian players are rated and slated from their performance in yet another edition of SportsCafe’s Hit, Miss or Meh series.
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

India vs England | India’s Predicted XI for the fifth Test in Oval

A Test that was supposed to be a dead-rubber has suddenly got a lot of significance attached to it for two completely different reasons. While Alastair Cook’s retirement will make the Test an emotional affair for cricket fans, India will try to salvage some pride and make the five-match series 2-3.
SportsCafe Desk
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
featurecricketa month 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
featurecricket2 months ago

India vs England | Takeaways : Sam Curran’s purposeful fluidity and Jos Buttler’s Test adaptation

Sam Curran bailed England out of the woods as his 78 runs helped the hosts reach a total of 246 from a precarious position of 86/6. However, Virat Kohli would surely have been happy with the way his pacers went about things in the first session and would be thankful for losing the toss as well.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket2 months ago

India vs England | Winners and losers ft. Ed Smith, Ravi Shastri, and Michael Holding

The Indian team went on to win the third Test match of the ongoing series against the hosts by a margin of 203 runs. While Ed Smith’s decision of picking Jos Butler and Adil Rashid proved to be the right ones for England, Hardik Pandya’s all-round show has silenced critics including Michael Holding.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket2 months ago

India vs England | Takeaways: Bairstow’s adaptation problems and Hardik Pandya’s arrival

For the first time in the series, India found themselves in a winning position as the visitors ended with an effective lead of 292 runs at stumps on Day 2. For India, Hardik Pandya was the pick up the bowlers as his maiden Test fifer resulted in England being bundled out for 161 in the 1st innings.
Bastab K Parida