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Rohit given new role as ODI opener

M S Dhoni as skipper is known to take risks and one such big move paid off on Wednesday when Rohit Sharma, who has been in and out of the team for quite some time due to indifferent form, was promoted to open the innings with Gautam Gambhir.

‘Dhoni’s dismissal a game changer’

England middle-order batsman Jonathan Trott could be right when he summed up MS Dhoni's dismissal at the Jamtha stadium as a 'game changer'. The late evening wicket has once again swung the momentum in England's favour.

Jimmy finds swing in a spinners’ paradise

Although James Anderson is regarded among the finest swing bowlers in the business, the England paceman had not enjoyed much success in India. Anand Sachar reports.

Desperately hoping for a spin in the tale

The reactions of a team facing acute embarrassment can make for stark contrasts in style. While the self-assured outfit focuses all its energy on not going down without a fight, the unsettled team lets emotions take over. Anand Sachar reports. Day 4 | Scorecard

Virat Kohli and Jonathan Trott exchange words on day four

Virat Kohli and Jonathan Trott were involved in a verbal duel during the fourth day of the final Test between India and England in Nagpur today.

England poised to end 28-year wait

Way back in the winter of 1984-85 at the Green Park stadium in Kanpur, the David Gower-led England had comfortably drawn the final Test of a five-match series to complete the comeback victory 2-1. Firoz Mirza reports.

England draw Nagpur Test, win series 2-1

England today broke a 28-year-oldjinx by achieving a historic Test series win on Indian soil, leaving the hosts embarrassed with a 2-1 verdict in their favour after the fourth and final match ended in a draw in Nagpur. Scorecard

England deserved to win: Dhoni

India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has said England deserved the series win after the fourth and final cricket Test ended in a drab draw in Nagpur on Monday.

Dhoni holds batsmen, pacers responsible for series loss

A dejected India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Monday blamed his batsmen and quick bowlers in equal measure for the team's humiliating 1-2 series loss against England after the fourth and final Test ended in a draw in Nagpur.

'Time for Kohli to replace Dhoni as India captain'

Batting legend Sunil Gavaskar feels young Virat Kohli is the future of Indian cricket and he is ready to take up the captaincy job from incumbent Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the aftermath of the series defeat against England. Citadel breached

Calls for Dhoni's sacking grow louder

Calls for sacking skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni grew louder today with batting legend Sunil Gavaskar leading the chorus after India's dismal performance during the last 18 months capped by a series capitulation to England today.

Winter of discontent

While England rejoice over their success, India are left searching for crucial answers. Anand Sachar reports. The turning points

Monty's happy homecoming

Here's a slice of irony that the Panesars would chuckle about. Paramjit Singh Panesar, a native of village Gaddowal in Ludhiana, left for England in 1977 in search of greener pastures. Monty, his son, born in England, returned to the country of his origin 35 years later to script his biggest success story yet. HT reports. Born in India, made in England

We failed to build partnerships: Dhoni

The series defeat against England has only increased the pressure on MS Dhoni. If former selector Mohinder Amarnath revealed before the Nagpur Test that he was saved from being axed by the board chiefs, he has now lost another major series — the third since last summer. Firoz Mirza reports. Three decades of few upsets

England let their hair down after a job well done

After England were defeated 0-2 by South Africa in the three-match series at home, they not only lost their numero uno status in Tests but also their star performer Kevin Pietersen. Firoz Mirza reports.
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