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HindustanTimes Tue,22 Jul 2014

Cricket

Winning the Lord’s Test, and happily failing the Tebbit Test

It is nearly 25 years since the veteran Tory politician Norman Tebbit proposed what has come to be known as the ‘Tebbit Cricket Test’ for immigrants of south Asian origin: which side do they cheer when their country of origin plays against England?

Ishant's 7 for 74 -A spell that was worth the wait

Powered by Ishant Sharma’s career-best haul of seven for 74, India bowled out the home team for 223 to register a 95-run win.

It was a memorable win, we learnt from 2011 tour, says Dhoni

India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Monday termed the 95-run win over England, their first Test victory at the historic Lord's in nearly three decades, a "memorable" one and said the visitors had learnt from their disastrous 2011 tour.

India's Test record at Lord's

India's 95-run victory against England on Monday was only the second time in 17 matches stretching back 82 years that they had won a Test at Lord's.

Action correction helped Ishant get back into form: Coach

Ishant Sharma's childhood coach Sharvan Kumar feels that all the criticism that the bowler faced in recent times was "justified" and is also proud that his favourite ward has answered back in the best possible way by winning an overseas Test match for India.

Lack of runs increases scrutiny of Virat Kohli

Four innings, four failures. It’s unlike the batsman who has known no failure since the initial time he took to settle down in Test cricket.

Steyn, Morkel seal 153 run win for South Africa in Sri Lanka

South African fast bowlers Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel ripped through the Sri Lanka batting lineup to seal a 153-run win in the first test on Sunday as Hashim Amla started his captaincy in fine style.

Dhoni instructed me to bowl bouncers, says Ishant after India's historic Lord's win

Pace spearhead Ishant Sharma credited captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni for instructing him to bowl bouncers which helped India win the second Test at Lord's on Monday to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.

Statistical highlights after Day 4 of England vs India second Test

Here are some statistical highlights after day four of the second cricket Test between India and England at Lord's on Sunday. India on track for historic victory at Lord’s

2nd Test, Day 5: Jadeja set to play crucial role on fifth day at Lord's

With the second Test between England and India set to go down to the wire on the fifth day at Lord's, Ravindra Jadeja has the chance to finally deliver on his promise in the longer format of the game.

England battling to save Test as India strike

England have been set a stiff target of 319 to win the second Test against India on the fourth day at Lord's on Sunday.

London hotel haunted, say England cricketers seeking change

In a bizarre development, several England cricketers have requested a change of rooms, saying their five-star London hotel is haunted. According to Daily Mail on Sunday, the players' wives and girlfriends have refused to stay at the famous Langham Hotel during London Test matches.

Bhuvneshwar, Jadeja put India on track for historic victory at Lord’s

India eye a rare victory at the home of cricket after opener Vijay with Jadeja and Bhuvneshwar set it up. England are batting at 105/4 needing 214 more runs to win, while India will be hoping to skittle them out on the final day.

Groundstaff involved in pitch controversy at Lord's

The furore over the 'poor' pitch in Trent Bridge is yet to settle down but that has not stopped a new controversy from brewing in the India-England second Test after the MCC was forced to tender an apology for the manner in which one of its groundstaff swept the pitch at Lord's.

England vs India 2nd Test Lord's Day 3: Vijay stays defiant as India look to build lead

A defiant half-century by India opener Murali Vijay kept alive his side's hopes of setting England a tough fourth-innings chase in a tense second Test at Lord's on Saturday.
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