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HindustanTimes Tue,30 Sep 2014

India VS England 2012: News

Dharamsala ODI start deferred by half-an-hour

The fifth and final cricket one-dayer between India and England in Dharamsala on Sunday will start half-an-hour later than the scheduled start due to inclement weather conditions in the hill town, the BCCI announced today.

Gambhir flies back to Delhi after grandmother dies

India opener Gautam Gambhir on Sunday flew back to Delhi before commencement of the fourth day's play in the first Test against England following the death of his grandmother.

Old master of spin hails gritty England skipper

Three centuries in his first three Tests as captain, Alastair Cook couldn't have asked for a better start to his career in England's leadership role.

Ashwin under focus after barren spell

In the build-up to the India-England series, R Ashwin, the lanky off-spinner from Chennai, was billed as the trump card for India to avenge the 0-4 thrashing they suffered in England last year. Firoz Mirza reports.

'Wicket has become flat'

Not assured of victory in the first Test after England's dramatic fight-back, India pacer Umesh Yadav on Sunday said the home team's bowlers would have to put in a lot of effort on the final day on a pitch that has become flat.

Gambhir not on field as play starts on day 5

Indian opener Gautam Gambhir, who was in Delhi on the fourth day of the first cricket Test against England after his grandmother's demise, was not on the field when play on the final day of the match commenced here today.

It was fantastic effort by bowlers: Dhoni

Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni today credited the bowlers for his team's nine-wicket victory over England in the opening cricket Test here, saying that the spinners put in a lot of hard work on a wicket that did not offer much turn.

Better turnout expected at Wankhede

Test cricket may be struggling for survival as the empty seats in Ahmedabad would testify but the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) looks confident of a good turnout for the second Test between India and England starting at the Wankhede Stadium on Friday, Firoz Mirza reports.

KP seems to be losing the battle in the mind

England will need to take a leaf out of Cook’s book to fight back, writes Sourav Ganguly.

Finn, Bell to miss 2nd Test

England fast bowler Steven Finn has aggravated his thigh strain suffered in the first warm-up tie against India 'A' and will also miss the second Test starting in Mumbai on Friday, according to coach Andy Flower.

Security beefed up in Mumbai

The last time England were due to play a Test in Mumbai in 2008, Ajmal Kasab and Co struck terror in the city and forced its cancellation. Four years later, with just two days left for the second Test, Kasab has been hanged. HT reports.

England look to level series

England batsman Jonathan Trott today said that the visitors are determined to level four-match series against India in the second Test in Mumbai starting Friday after losing the opener by nine wickets in Ahmedabad.

Sehwag has changed the way openers play around the world

The focus in the second Test will be on Virender Sehwag as he will be reaching a major career milestone - 100th. Test. I have great respect for him and it feels very satisfying to see him get to that landmark, Sourav Ganguly writes.

India use two offies in a Test after quarter of century

The two-pronged off-spin attack that India are using in the second cricket Test against England in Mumbai is a ploy that the hosts last used quarter of a century ago.

Panesar steals Sehwag’s thunder

The spotlight on the eve of the second Test at the Wankhede was firmly on Virender Sehwag, for he was going to play his 100th Test. But, on Friday, the opening day of the Test, Monty Panesar, the genial Sikh in the England side, was hogging all the limelight, Anand Sachar reports.
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