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Steven Finn ruled out of England's second Test against India

Finn may have to return home due to thigh injury

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Alastair Cook rallies his troops by raising the standard of defiance

He stood proud and defiant and glorious. Alastair Cook, the new captain of England, repelled India in the first Test for hour after hour, over after over, ball after ball. As each of those in turn was ticked off, the task he was  embarked in Ahmedabad on left the land of make-believe for the country of the merely fanciful.

England captain Alastair Cook (right) speaks with bowler Monty Panesar

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England 345-9dec & 149-2 Mumbai A 286

England batsman Nick Compton

Nick Compton presses Test claims during England warm-up

Nick Compton inched back ahead of Joe Root, with an ultra-patient maiden 50 for England, in the battle to become Alastair Cook's next Test match opening partner.

Jonny Bairstow and Eoin Morgan shine for England in Mumbai

Jonny Bairstow and Eoin Morgan proved all is well with England's back-up middle order - but the tourists are still none the wiser about the identity of Alastair Cook's new Test opening partner.

England batsman Kevin Pietersen

Kevin Pietersen makes early exit on return to England action

Kevin Pietersen provided the brief panache, and Alastair Cook the necessary substance, in their opening gambits on England's tour of India.

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

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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.

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