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IND

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ENG beat IND by 7 wickets

England in India Series, 2012 Straight Drive

India vs England: Mysterious shift of momentum

India is back on the winning track and the margins of victory in the previous two ODIs against England may well have brought back the positive vibe to the team and skipper MS Dhoni.

Lessons from twin defeat

Knowledge is spread by live TV coverage of games, and also exported through experts (coaches and support staff) who make their expertise available according to the dynamics of market forces. That is why Allan Donald (from South Africa) sat in the English dressing room for a while, and David Saker (from Australia) and Mushtaq (from Pakistan) continue to do even now.

Sachin Tendulkar....Much more to come

He appeared the usual calm, stoic self, in control of his emotions, the trademark determined look on his face very much in place. Initially the batting was far from vintage Sachin Tendulkar --he scratched, played and missed as balls flew past his bat. But it was not long before genius asserted himself, out came the punched hit off the backfoot, then the flowing cover drive.

Tough questions confront India

After Ahmedabad, a triumphant MS Dhoni sounded arrogant, and imperious. That time it looked England was completely done because they could not handle spin, and pundits predicted a mismatch in subsequent tests. The deal, everyone thought, was sealed and signed. Now, the tables have turned, not just the pitch and the ball. Suddenly , England looks assured  and confident , their batting led by Cook , a  gritty battler with endless patience  and KP , a majestic , impactful match winner .

MS Dhoni's unusual rant

The object of his deep ire was the Motera wicket, described by Dhoni as too slow, without bounce or assistance for his spinners.

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  • Amrit Mathur

    Cricket administrator, Team India manager, Columnist and now Advisor to GMR Sports (Owners of Delhi Daredevils), Mr Amrit Mathur has donned various hats effortlessly.