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'The way Monty Panesar and Graeme Swann worked out the wicket was great'

Down the years it has been possible to lament the death of English spin bowling. It was probably interred around 35 years ago somewhere close to a seaming Headingley green top. That would teach it for interfering where it was patently no longer either desired or sought.

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India 327 & 117-7 v England 413

Plan A: Replace Ian Bell, who has flown home on paternity leave, with either Eoin Morgan or Johnny Bairstow (pictured), probablyMorgan because he is left-handed, and leave the rest alone

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England have three days to rectify flaws

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First Test day three: India 521-8 dec v England 191 & 111-0

Cheteshwar Pujara

England's lack of spin twin fully exploited by majestic Sehwag

By the time the first drinks were taken on the first morning yesterday, England had made their first dreadful mistake. There was nothing they could do about it because that particular tuk-tuk had already chugged off into the distance.

'Proud' Swann breaks Laker's Test record

It is always slightly sad when an old-timer's record falls. Jim Laker's had stood for 53 years since he had Richie Benaud caught behind by Roy Swetman at Melbourne to leave him with 193 Test wickets.

England batsman Kevin Pietersen ducks to avoid a ball

Nick Compton passes Test as Kevin Pietersen does his talking with ton in the middle

Opener books England berth for India clash and Pietersen refuses to comment after his fireworks

Graeme Swann flies back to England from India tour

Graeme Swann is expected to play in the first Test against India despite returning to England to be with his ill daughter.

Extra twist of spin gives visitors edge – Ganguly

Sourav Ganguly believes England have a major advantage over many teams touring India, and so should prove a match for their hosts.

Steve Finn says it is ‘up to me to set the tone’ against Chris Gayle

Steven Finn injury rocks England's tour of India

Steven Finn gave England significant cause for concern as he limped out of the attack with a thigh injury on an awkward first day of their India tour.

Sri Lankan cricketer Lasith Malinga (L) celebrates the wicket of England's Jos Buttler

World Twenty20: England beat New Zealand to stay in tournament

Luke Wright and Steven Finn starred in a much-improved all-round performance as England beat New Zealand by six wickets to put the defence of their ICC World Twenty20 crown back on track.

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